The 20-year-old has earned recognition of late following his first call up for England's Under-21s.However, among English fans, Harrison is somewhat of an unknown young talent.The ex-United youth is currently plying his trade at New York City in the MLS.And his form there could yet see him return to the Premier League.But despite Jose Mourinho's team continue to follow his progress, City have the upper hand.According to The Sun, City will have first refusal on the winger due to the club's link with New York City. The 10 highest earning players in MLS THERE is plenty of big money to be earned in Major League Soccer. 1 / 10 GETTY … [Read more...] about Man Utd tracking Jack Harrison amid England U21s call up: Man City have first refusal
NEW YORK CITY FC winger Jack Harrison has been called up to represent England's Under-21 side. The 20-year-old shot to prominence during his second season with the MLS side, where he tallied ten goals and six assists. After a 1-1 draw against Chicago Fire on Saturday, Jack declared his honour and excitement to play for the Three Lions. He said: “I was thrilled when I found out; I was really speechless when Patrick told me just before the game tonight. It’s an exciting opportunity and one I’m very grateful for. “I never thought this would happen when I moved out here when I was 14. It’s a special moment and I’m going to cherish it. “Every year this league is growing and you only have to watch the games to see that it’s getting better and better every year. “I’m so excited to be travelling over and doing the best I can. It’s an honour to represent my country.” Aidy Boothroyd's U-21's are set to face Scotland and … [Read more...] about New York City FC ace Jack Harrison called up for England Under-21 duty after impressing in the MLS
Manchester City predicted line-up v Shakhtar Donetsk MANCHESTER CITY take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday - here is our predicted line-up for City. 1 / 13 MANCHESTER CITY FC Manchester City (Odds: To win 1/5, to draw 11/2, to lose 12/1) Pep Guardiola’s men are flying in the Premier League at the moment.They have scored a whopping 16 goals and conceded none in their last three outings.A 5-0 hammering of Liverpool and a 6-0 win away at Watford were followed up … [Read more...] about Expected Manchester City XI v Shakhtar Donetsk: Bernardo Silva to start in 4-3-3
The southwestern US state of New Mexico is anything but crowded. Spread across an area larger than the United Kingdom, this desolate state has a population of just two million. A quarter of that is concentrated in its largest city, Albuquerque – a small metropolis dwarfed by its vast desert surroundings. It is a scenic yet drought-ridden land of tans and ochres, interrupted only by the occasional drab green cactus or sagebrush. Even the Rio Grande, which courses through the city, is brown. The banks alongside the river paint another picture, however. A lush ribbon of green runs from the north of the city through Albuquerque’s South Valley, where generations of farmers have been irrigating small parcels of land in much the same way as their Spanish ancestors hundreds of years before them, coaxing life out of the arid desert soil. Compared to the city or the drylands around it, this semi-rural slice of Albuquerque can feel a world unto itself, dotted with small ranches and … [Read more...] about Why does Barclays want to build a city in the middle of the New Mexico desert?
Manchester City have sent a delegation to Chile in anticipation of finalising a deal for Alexis Sanchez, in the event they can first persuade Arsenal to sell the wantaway striker before the close of a frenetic transfer window on Thursday night. However, City’s hopes of signing Jonny Evans from West Brom were hanging in the balance as of Wednesday night with their misfit defender Eliaquim Mangala wavering over a move to the Hawthorns and Arsenal hoping to exploit the impasse after having a £25 million bid rejected for the Northern Ireland centre-half. City are understood to have a team on the ground in Macul, Santiago - where Chile are due to play Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier at 11.30pm UK time on Thursday, half an hour after the close of the window - that are positioned to conduct a medical and finalise terms should Arsenal sanction Sanchez’s sale. There were indications on Wednesday night that City had raised their opening offer of £50 … [Read more...] about Manchester City send delegation to Chile in anticipation of finalising deal for Alexis Sanchez
Manchester City’s parent company, the City Football Group, has made Girona the sixth club of its widening portfolio, after confirming a deal to purchase a major stake in the newly promoted Spanish side. The terms give City a 44.3% share and an identical holding to Girona Football Group, the agency owned by the City manager Pep Guardiola’s brother Pere. The remaining stake is owned by a Girona fans’ association. Girona are playing in La Liga for the first time in their 87-year history after promotion last season, having reached the play-offs in three of the previous four campaigns. The clubs said negotiations began last year and that Girona’s “on- and off-field potential, together with a positive academy track record” played a significant part in bringing the deal to fruition. City already had close links with the Catalan team, having loaned them five players this summer: Pablo Maffeo, Aleix García, Douglas Luiz, Marlos Moreno and Larry Kayode. A … [Read more...] about Manchester City’s parent company seals deal for major stake in Girona
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGail Hadfield-Grainger explains how she first heard her partner had been shot Greater Manchester Police is facing new investigations by the police watchdog over three separate fatal firearms incidents, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.It raises questions about the conduct of one of the UK's second biggest firearms unit at a time when Manchester has recently been hit by a terror attack.A public inquiry into one of the deaths has heard about flawed intelligence, a senior officer destroying notes and employment of an officer disciplined for assault.Its former head of training, John Foxcroft, said he left the firearms unit due to its "aggressive" tactics.Many of the officers in the cases are still serving. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said its firearms officers "volunteer for the role and do a very difficult job, quite rightly under the highest levels … [Read more...] about Manchester firearms police: A unit in turmoil?
Dylan first heard Levon and the Hawks – the band who would become The Band – in 1965, at a club on Yonge Street in Toronto called Friar’s Tavern. Yonge Street in those days was hip. An offshoot of the Yorkville neighbourhood – whose many music clubs helped give rise to Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and the Toronto Sound – Yonge was replete with bars, clothing stores, venues and vice. It was, as Robbie Robertson put it, “the centre of Toronto’s nightlife and entertainment”. According to Richard Pritchard, co-owner of the clothing boutique Cat’s Cradle, which has overlooked the street since 1972, Yonge Street was more or less ground zero for Toronto’s cultural scene. “Whether you lived nearby or not, you would come to this area and spend a day,” he says. Few would talk about Yonge Street that way now. Friar’s is gone, along with most of the other live music venues, and the city has cracked down on the … [Read more...] about Retail revolution: should cities ban chain stores?
Manchester City have had a €50m (£44.5m) bid for the left-back Benjamin Mendy rejected, with Monaco demanding a fee closer to the £50m plus add-ons paid to Tottenham Hotspur for the right-back Kyle Walker. Monaco threaten to report clubs to Fifa for tapping up Kylian Mbappé Read more City are confident of sealing Mendy’s transfer and will return with a higher offer. The 23-year-old was due to have a medical on Tuesday but haggling over the fee could not be resolved in time. Mendy is a France international and Monaco believe he is worth at least as much as the 27-year-old Walker, given an inflated transfer market. If Mendy is signed and he is joined by Real Madrid’s Danilo, another prospective buy for City, Guardiola would end his summer targeting of full-backs. The head coach would view Danilo, more often a right-back, as a left-back too. The Brazilian would also be deployed as a holding midfielder so Guardiola would not buy another … [Read more...] about Manchester City’s £44.5m bid for Benjamin Mendy rejected by Monaco
YORK City's National League survival is hanging in the balance following a 1-1 draw at Woking. A second-half penalty, conceded by Sean Newton and converted by Gozie Ugwu, saw City trail at the Kingfield Stadium. Jon Parkin levelled the scores with a 75th-minute equaliser following a long throw by Sam Muggleton, but the Minstermen now go into next weekend's final-day home match with Forest Green in the relegation zone - one point from safety and reliant on other teams to slip up. After Asa Hall's early 20-yard effort bobbled well wide, the Minstermen survived a second-minute scare when Ugwu broke the visitors' offside trap and Scott Loach raced out to smother the 20-goal striker's first shot before a covering Hamza Bencherif cleared his second attempt off the line. Delano Sam-Yorke went on to miss the target by some distance with a 25-yard volley and Simon Heslop was equally wayward from a similar range. On 19 minutes, Parkin flashed a shot across the face of goal from an acute angle … [Read more...] about York City drop back into relegation zone with one game to play following 1-1 draw at Woking
By Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride-services company Uber Technologies Inc may be required to provide passengers a way to tip their drivers, despite its longstanding resistance, if a plan by New York City’s taxi regulator is implemented. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission said on Monday that it plans to propose a rule no later than July that would require all for-hire vehicles to allow passengers to tip drivers using the same method they use to pay for the ride. In Uber’s case, this would involve adding a tipping feature within the its smartphone app. The commission said its proposal is a response to driver concerns over falling wages, as Uber has reduced fares in New York City and across the country. Tips could help boost drivers’ income. Uber has said previously it opposed tipping because it was an inconvenience to passengers and slowed the transaction between rider and driver. “I found myself having to work longer … [Read more...] about New York City taxi commission plans to force Uber to add driver tipping feature
FORMER York City favourite Jon McCarthy is backing the likes of Jon Parkin, Sean Newton and Dan Parslow to keep his old club out of National League trouble. The Minstermen climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time since mid-November following a 2-0 triumph over McCarthy’s Chester team at the weekend. But McCarthy has reasoned that the current City side is a much different proposition to the one Chester drew 1-1 with during Gary Mills’ first league game back in charge at Bootham Crescent six months ago. On the latest meeting between the two teams, McCarthy said: “It wasn’t a good performance from our lads and that was unlike us in terms of how the squad of players have performed for the football club over the course of this season. “But we were against a strong, experienced York team who, I think, everybody knows, with their form over the last 20 games, are a completely different challenge to that suggested by their league position. … [Read more...] about Former York City favourite Jon McCarthy backing likes of Jon Parkin, Dan Parslow and Sean Newton to steer club to safety
Get What's On updates directly to your inbox + SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Nothing quite beats a good brunch, that laziest of weekend meals when breakfast and lunch blur into one indulgent feast. It’s one of the few occasions that booze for breakfast isn’t just acceptable but positively encouraged. Bloody Mary, anyone? Manchester has no shortage of cafes, bars and restaurants that rise to it splendidly. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourites. Let us know yours in the comments below or tweet us @CityLifeManc. Read More Alabama's Where is it? The American-inspired brunch spot opened on Newton Street last year. What should I eat? As well as classic fry-ups, breakfast dishes include benny's crab cakes - a twist on classic eggs benedict (they do those too, along with eggs florentine and eggs royale) - and omelettes (with ham hock, spinach and mushroom, red or green pesto or parmesan). For sweeter tooths, there … [Read more...] about The best brunch and breakfast spots in Manchester
Noam Chomsky has warned the US Republican party is now “the most dangerous organisation in world history” because of the denial of climate change by President-elect Donald Trump and other leading figures. Following the US elections, Professor Chomsky said it appeared humans planned to answer what he called “the most important question in their history … by accelerating the race to disaster”. Mr Trump has already appointed a prominent climate change denier to run his transition team covering the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other advisers include people with close links to the fossil fuel industry. He has also pledged to scrap the United States’ ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, which President Barack Obama has hailed as “the moment that we finally decided to save our planet”. Leading climate scientists have expressed dismay and concern about Mr Trump’s election, suggesting it could be an … [Read more...] about Noam Chomsky: Donald Trump’s election will accelerate global warming and humanity’s ‘race to disaster’
Birmingham City Council is consulting on its budget plans. These include a 20 per cent cut to parks and open spaces services which would mean the loss of park keepers, closure of most rangers' hubs and restriction of rangers' activities to essential health and safety issues. There would be no supervision for volunteer or community activities or care for local wildlife and natural habitats. In addition, some parks could be sold for development and lost forever to their localities. While having sympathy for the council, which is being forced into making difficult decisions because of cuts by central Government, this is an area which it can ill afford to decimate. One of the hallmarks of great cities throughout the ages is provision for the spiritual, physical and mental well being of their citizens. From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, to London's Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, and from Birmingham's legacy of parks laid out during the Industrial Revolution to Central Park in New York, city … [Read more...] about The lungs of the city – Peter Shirley
Leicester City are in a rut, and at the moment it is difficult to see how they are going to get themselves out of it. City have lost their last three league games and now sit just two points above the relegation zone. They didn't score a single league goal in January and haven't kept a clean sheet since the goalless stalemate at Middlesbrough on January 2, which is their only Premier League clean sheet since the goalless draw with Southampton at the King Power Stadium on October 2. Tally in the startling fact that City are without an away league win this season and it paints a picture of a side in desperate trouble. It certainly isn't the statistics of reigning Premier League champions. When City won the title the biggest question was how was it possible that a team made up of the same group of players that had been bottom of the table for over 140 days the previous campaign could go on and win the title by ten clear points? Now the question is how can the same squad, give or take a … [Read more...] about Leicester City: What has gone wrong this season?
Venture capitalist Eileen Burbidge has been named the new Chair of Tech City UK, the organisation which looks after the UK's technology industry and connects it to the government. Burbidge is a well-known figure in the London technology scene. She is a partner at VC firm Passion Capital, which has invested in high-profile startups such as GoCardless, Smarkets, and Thread. But Burbidge has also taken on other roles that involve working alongside the government and the tech community. She was appointed the UK Treasury's special envoy for fintech in July, and is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group. Burbidge will now devote some of her time to representing UK technology as Chair of Tech City UK. The organisation works to foster growth in the UK's technology scene, both through investment, education, and also helping startups secure visas for staff. In an interview with Business Insider about her new role (which you can read in full further down), … [Read more...] about Eileen Burbidge is the new Chair of Tech City UK
A protest at City Airport today sparked a furious row among people who claimed that demonstrators “appropriating someone else’s struggle” had held up thousands of passengers. Flights at the airport were grounded after nine Black Lives Matters protesters got onto the runway and chained themselves to a tripod early this morning. Police negotiated for more than five hours with the group, who said the action was taken “"in order to highlight the UK's environmental impact on the lives of black people locally and globally”. But the action sparked a row about the relevance of the protest. Some people labelled the activists “hipster-looking flower-crowners” while others staunchly backed their actions. Felix Holloway tweeted: “Notice how all the Black Lives Matter protesters at London City Airport are white hipster-looking flower-crowners. Not a single black person in sight.” One Twitter user wrote: “All the protesters who had chained … [Read more...] about Fury at claims City airport protesters are ‘appropriating someone else’s struggle’
Crystal Palace host league leaders Manchester City in what is a top-of-the-table clash on Saturday as Alan Pardew's side look to continue their recent impressive form. Palace went into the international break on a high after going to Stamford Bridge and defeating reigning champions Chelsea - the club's first victory there since 1982. But they will face a tough test against City - who have won all of their Premier League games so far this season - with Pellegrini's side presumably looking to avenge their defeat at the hands of the Eagles in the corresponding fixture in April. But what else do fans need to know about the game at Selhurst Park? Read on to find out more. Date, time and venue Palace host Pellegrini's City side at Selhurst Park on Saturday 12 September at 3pm. Where to watch The game will not be shown live on TV, but fans can watch highlights of the clash on Match of the Day, BBC1, from 10:50pm onwards. Tickets Palace and City fans are out of luck as tickets for the game … [Read more...] about Crystal Palace vs Manchester City preview: Tickets, team news, line ups and odds
A building housing a vacant sushi restaurant in New York City's East Village collapsed Thursday afternoon and two other buildings caught fire, prompting immediate response from FDNY and, of course, panic among New Yorkers—and celebrities—everywhere. The 7-alarm fire, which reportedly has caused multiple injuries, has made stars tweet their concerns for the people of New York. Jessica Veronica of The Veronicas posted a couple of videso of the explosion and captioned one, "An explosion just happened one block from our apartment in NYC. Terrifying." Live updates from the scene of the East Village building collapse http://t.co/kxhTLKCC94 pic.twitter.com/MbJ3DdUUID? New York Post (@nypost) March 26, 2015 Live updates from the scene of the East Village building collapse http://t.co/kxhTLKCC94 pic.twitter.com/MbJ3DdUUID? New York Post (@nypost) March 26, 2015 NEWS: Disneyland rocked by explosion Other celebs have also tweeted their concerns for the Big Apple. Here is what … [Read more...] about Celebrities React to Building Collapse and Explosions in New York City