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first_imgShaw has become a fixture in the United starting XI (Picture: Getty Images)United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also reserved praise for his defender after the Liverpool match.‘When they need a goal and they take Mohamed Salah off you know Luke Shaw has played a good game,’ said the Norwegian.More: FootballChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerAfter their goalless draw with Liverpool and Arsenal’s victory over Southampton, United have sunk to fifth in the table.However, they will look to improve on that when they take on Crystal Palace on Wednesday at Selhurst Park.MORE: Rafa Benitez addresses Leicester City rumours following Claude Puel’s dismissalMORE: Luke Shaw reveals what Manchester United players said at half-time in Liverpool draw Romelu Lukaku has been very impressed with Luke Shaw (Picture: Getty Images)Romelu Lukaku has been so impressed with Luke Shaw this campaign that he believes the left-back has been Manchester United’s player of the season so far.Shaw put in a tremendous performance against Liverpool on Sunday, keeping Mohamed Salah so quiet that the Reds’ top scorer was substituted in the second half at Old Trafford.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starThe 23-year-old has started 21 Premier League games for United this season and Lukaku believes he has been the most consistent player for the Red Devils.‘Luke Shaw has been the best player of the season for me,’ Lukaku said at Old Trafford on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Phil HaighMonday 25 Feb 2019 2:56 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link95Shares Romelu Lukaku praises Luke Shaw as Manchester United’s player of the seasoncenter_img Comment Shaw put in a fantastic display on Sunday against Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)‘He has been brilliant since the start. Throughout the summer we kept in touch and I remember when he was in New York he was sending me videos of him running on the treadmill.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I was in Russia for the World Cup and I got these videos and I saw someone who was going to come back and be good.‘He scored in the first game of the season against Leicester City and he has never looked back.‘He has always had the potential of being one of the best left-backs in the world, from the time when I used to play against him when he was at Southampton to now.‘He has had his injuries but he’s playing regularly now and I am really happy for him. I hope he is going to keep on delivering.‘You cannot look at Luke as a prospect now, at his age he is a top player and is consistent. What more do you want from him?’ Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgInside the home at 5 Teague Ct, Wishart.“I also love that the main bedroom is at one end of the house so the kids can have people over and we still have our own area,” she said.The home has timber floors and high ceilings and is on a 866sq m block with swimming pool.There is a formal dining room and a formal living room, with fireplace, at the front of the home.There is a large living room with storage and an open-plan kitchen and dining room. The entertaining area at 5 Teague Ct, Wishart.The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and white cabinetry, and the french doors in the dining room open to the deck overlooking the pool.The master bedroom has a study nook, deck access, walk-in robe and ensuite with corner bath.The remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and the family bathroom has separate bath and shower. Downstairs there is a double lockup garage.The home is being marketed by Deborah Evans, of Deborah Evans Properties. Inside the home at 5 Teague Ct, Wishart.Mrs Fay said the recent renovations began when they needed a new pool fence and ended with a total makeover.“I always liked the veranda before but now I really loved that outdoor area,” she said.“It’s an entertaining house. We’ve hosted lots of gatherings over the years from work Christmas parties to birthdays.”More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mrs Fay said the home was designed with formal and informal living areas where the family could have their space or come together.center_img The home at 5 Teague Ct, Wishart.THIS spacious family home has had a Hamptons-style makeover and is on the market in Wishart.Owners Richard and Judy Fay built the federation style-home at 5 Teague Ct in 1995 and updated it early last year.“We actually owned the house behind and we bought this block of land because we loved the area,” Mrs Fay said.“We had two children when we bought the land and had our third after we moved into the house.”last_img read more

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first_imgLOCATED just west of the Cairns city centre, former farming land now known as Parramatta Park was developed in about 1886 when the initial subdivision into acre-sized lots began across the city.Low-lying, the area is now in-demand for its offer of inner-city living in a variety of accommodation styles.Today, Parramatta Park is home to Barlow Park, Cairns Showground, Little Barlow Park, Parramatta Park and West Barlow Park.It is also a hub for recreational facilities including Barlow Park Sportsfield.For local families, Parramatta Park has a state primary school, a Catholic primary school and St Augustine’s College, an all-boys Catholic boarding high school.Cairns State High School’s proximity is also one of the main reasons families like to live in Parramatta Park.One of the biggest drawcards to the suburb is its proximity to amenities in Cairns city centre including the soon-to-be-completed Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns Convention Centre and a selection of bars, restaurants, clubs and art galleries.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe suburb is just five minutes’ drive from Cairns Central Shopping Centre — a popular place for residents to meet, shop and eat, with a Myer, Kmart, Target, Coles and a wide variety of specialty stores.The Cairns CBD shopping precinct, including Rusty’s Farmers Market on Grafton St and the popular Lake St and Shields St shopping strips, is also nearby.Earlier this year, property at Freshwater, Parramatta Park, Caravonica, Edge Hill and Brinsmead had been found to post the best real estate returns over the past five years.An abundance of charming Queenslanders and easy apartment-style living are at the forefront of Parramatta Park’s popularity and many locals and newcomers to the city are bringing the properties back to their former glory.Many families, frustrated by time spent in traffic, are moving from the Northern Beaches to Parramatta Park.Parramatta Park is also well known as one of the most multicultural locales in Cairns and is home to independent young people and maturing singles, international students and blue-collar workers.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs were defeated by The Rising Sun Lady Shiners 10-3 in Varsity Softball action.Batesville vs. Rising Sun Softball (5-12)The Lady Bulldogs will host The East Central Trojans in EIAC play on Tuesday (5-11) starting at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

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first_imgSunman, In. — The Haunted House on Manchester is officially open and all the proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The spooky attraction includes live actors, special effects and scary props.The Haunted House on Manchester is located at 20086 North Manchester Road in Sunman. The hours of operation are 8 p.m. to midnight October 12 & 13, 19 & 20 and 26 & 27. Special hours on Halloween are 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $5.last_img

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first_imgAll of Northern Ireland seems to have been coloured pink for the start of the Giro d’Italia this weekend. Everything from Belfast City Hall to the famous Samson and Goliath shipbuilding gantries has been bathed in pink light, while the Belfast Telegraph has come off the presses on pink paper. And when the riders head north out of town on Saturday, they will go through villages fully decked out in pink, pass fields of sheep dyed pink, and even the odd horse has been sporting the colour. The significance is that the riders will be vying to earn the pink jersey – the Maglia Rosa – that goes to the Giro leader. But this is not just about a cycle race. Northern Ireland sought the Grande Partenza of the Giro to boost tourism, but far more than that, organisers hope the race can restore civic pride, still striving for it 16 years on from the Good Friday Agreement. “It seems to have captured people’s imagination, and to a much greater degree than I would have anticipated,” said Alan Clarke, chief executive of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. “People might not even be remotely interested in cycling but they want to celebrate this and that’s part of the regeneration of Northern Ireland. “It’s about having a bit of civic pride. That’s a big part of our campaign, to make people proud of where they come from. I think the Giro will take that to a new level.” It is not entirely altruistic, of course. Northern Ireland’s tourism chiefs pursued the Giro because they knew it could offer them the sort of exposure they could only dream of. After investing millions of pounds in new attractions such as the Titanic Quarter and the new visitors’ centre at the Giants Causeway, they needed a way to sell it, and hosting a bike race which is broadcast to an estimated 775 million people in 174 countries does the job. Northern Ireland has invested around £4.2million in hosting the race, but reckons to be getting media coverage worth at least £10million in return. The hope is that it will draw tourists and investment, but also show local people how much their homeland has changed. “Those helicopter shots of the causeway and coastal road will go around the world,” Clarke said. “You can’t buy that. But just as importantly, the BBC will be showing it locally and it will give people pride in how it’s being portrayed. You can’t put a price on that. We wanted to showcase Northern Ireland and we wanted an event that could do it. This was win-win for us.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imghighlights Bottas secured his first triumph since the 2017 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.Bottas registered his fourth win in his 119th Grand Prix.The next race will be in Bahrain on March 31. Melbourne: Valtteri Bottas upstaged his Mercedes world champion team-mate Lewis Hamilton Sunday to win the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in a sizzling performance that he called his “best ever”. The flying Finn started second on the grid but got a jump on the polesitting Briton at the first corner and never looked back, scorching round the Albert Park circuit to take the chequered flag a massive 20.9 seconds ahead of Hamilton. Red Bull’s precocious Max Verstappen came third to join them on the podium after audaciously overtaking Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel midway through the race. “How about that! Yes!” said Bottas over the team radio after also taking the new bonus point for the fastest lap. “I don’t know what just happened. I don’t know what to say. It was definitely my best race ever,” he said after. “I felt so good and the car was so good.     Four-time world champion Vettel had to settle for fourth, trailing in 57.1 seconds behind Bottas. Ferrari partner Charles Leclerc was fifth, with Kevin Magnussen in a Haas sixth.     Frustrated Hamilton     Bottas, whose last triumph was at the Abu Dhabi season finale in 2017, was overshadowed last year by Hamilton, failing to win a race, hampered by mechanical problems and bad luck but was fast in qualifying and only narrowly edged out of pole position.RELATED     “In the beginning it was all about managing the race and building the gap,” Bottas said. “I knew I could do it, I’ve done it before, it was about being at my best level.”Bottas, now in his third year with Mercedes, knows he must perform with promising Frenchman Esteban Ocon, 22, waiting in the wings as the team’s reserve driver. He delivered in spades on Sunday for his fourth Grand Prix win in his 119th race.     “It’s a good weekend for the team,” said Hamilton. “Valtteri drove an incredible race today so he deserved it. We have some work to do, (but) it is more than we could have hoped for as a team.” Starting on soft tyres on a fine day, Bottas got an electric start and built a gap of 1.153 seconds on Hamilton after the opening lap, with Vettel, Verstappen and Leclerc trailing in their wake.     The gap kept growing, and when Vettel pitted on lap 14 to swap for medium tyres Mercedes called in five-time champion Hamilton soon after. Bottas stayed out, pumping out fastest laps, and when seven laps later he pitted he emerged more than 10 seconds ahead of his team-mate, who was clearly bemused. “What was the reason for stopping so early?” Hamilton asked over the team radio, to be told it was to cover Vettel’s early stop.     Ecstatic Verstappen     With Bottas having an unsurmountable lead the battle was on for second, with Verstappen hounding Hamilton but unable to find a way through.     “I had to overtake Sebastian to get onto podium which is not easy here but was happy to pull that move off,” said Verstappen, who was ecstatic at beating the Ferraris.     Mercedes have been in a class of their own all weekend, turning the tables on pre-season testing when Ferrari looked like the team to beat. The Italian team’s performance will be a source of worry, especially as they haven’t won the constructors’ title since 2008 and their last driver to become world champion was Kimi Raikkonen in 2007. In contrast, Mercedes and Hamilton have been dominant, winning the drivers’ and constructors’ titles five years in a row.     Carlos Sainz Jr was the first casualty, forced to stop his McLaren with smoke and flames billowing out of his engine on lap 10 while he was running 14th. It was also a day to forget for local hero Daniel Ricciardo in his first race for Renault after switching from Red Bull. He lost his front wing after running onto the grass before the first corner and had to pit for a new nose. He finally retired on lap 30 of the 58-lap race. The next Grand Prix is in Bahrain on March 31.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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first_imgQPR have approached Manchester United about the possibility of taking Federico Macheda on loan until the end of the season.The Italian, who has made six first-team appearances for United this term, is one of a number of forwards Rangers have made enquiries about ahead of the January transfer window.And his agent Giovanni Bia is convinced Macheda will end up at Loftus Road.AdChoices广告“I think at 95 per cent that Macheda will go to London, because he needs to play, and this is the only suggestion of a transfer to date,” Bia told Sky Sports.“He’ll go on a simple loan for six months, because Sir Alex Ferguson believes in him and wants to take him back to United at the end of the season.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_imgThe suit claims all students or their parents paid admissions fees between $50 and $100 to each university without knowledge of the “bribery scheme” that was exposed by the FBI investigation. Stanford student Kalea Woods, who also applied to and was rejected by USC, wouldn’t have applied if she knew about the scandal, the lawsuit alleged. The suit also stated that, while each university described its admission process as fair and merit-based, this was not true in the actual admission decisions. The suit claims the universities knew or should have known about the alleged college admissions scam because the bribe money went to university accounts or prominent officials. Three students and two parents have filed a class action lawsuit against USC, UCLA, Stanford, Yale and several other universities claiming they were denied fair opportunities for admission Thursday, according to the complaint obtained by the Daily Trojan. The suit alleges that, while the students were qualified applicants, they were rejected by various schools involved in the investigation because the universities’ admissions processes did not put the students’ applications under fair consideration. While there are currently five plaintiffs, the suit stated that based on the number of students rejected each year by each university in the investigation, thousands more could join the class action. Daily Trojan file photo “We believe the lawsuit filed by the students against Stanford is without merit,” Stanford Media Relations wrote in a statement. “We take the issues raised through the events of this week very seriously. While we continue to closely examine our policies and processes to see if improvements should be made, we stand behind the integrity of our admissions process.” “Each of the qualified, rejected students was damaged by the fraudulent and negligent conduct of the Defendants in that, at a minimum, each Class member paid college admission application fees to the Defendant universities without any understanding or warning that unqualified students were slipping in through the back door of the admissions process,” the lawsuit read.  Woods and Stanford student Erica Olson were the original plaintiffs in the suit, but Olson has since dropped out. Singer ran The Edge College & Career Network, a for-profit college counseling company accused of running the student-athlete scam, which saw over 20 students admitted to USC under false pretenses as athletic recruits. “Had [Woods] known that the system at USC was warped and rigged by fraud, she would not have spent the money to apply to the school,” the lawsuit read. “She also did not receive what she paid for — a fair admissions consideration process.” The suit follows an FBI investigation that uncovered a nationwide college admissions scam at several universities, including USC. “To represent to students that the application process is based on merit, while simultaneously turning a blind eye to rampant bribery going on with the university’s employees, constitutes a violation of the UCL,” the lawsuit read. USC declined multiple requests for comment.  According to the lawsuit, the universities violated California’s Unfair Competition Law, which prohibits false advertising, among other anti-competitive practices. According to the FBI investigation, 50 celebrities, executives and professors participated in a racketeering scheme in which parents paid universities to grant their children admission under false pretenses. Businessman William “Rick” Singer was also named as a defendant in the suit Wednesday. In addition to the class action suit filed against USC, Jennifer Toy, a former Oakland Unified School District teacher, filed a $500 billion class action lawsuit against actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, along with dozens of other wealthy parents involved in the scheme, according to the Los Angeles Times.  Toy alleges that the bribery and fraud scam prevented her son from being admitted to several colleges named in the FBI investigation. The suit, filed in the San Francisco County Superior Court, estimates that the cheating scandal has affected more than a million people and seeks $500 billion in damages from families implicated in the scandal, including several USC parents.last_img read more

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first_imgAs the buzz began surrounding the 2012 football season, Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema repeatedly stated his excitement for the depth and experience returning on the defensive line.More specifically, the group with the deepest depth on the roster belonged to the Badgers’ defensive ends. Returning five players who saw action in 2011, there were high expectations heading into the season that this group, with another offseason to get healthy and make strides physically, would provide the Badgers with a strong pass rush that was severely lacking a season ago.“It’s real important (having the depth to allow a player rotation), you know,” redshirt junior David Gilbert said. “If you’re out there, I don’t care how good of shape you’re in, if you’re out there on the 12th play of the drive you’re going to be a little gassed and we need our best at all times.”And with Gilbert coming back from a season-ending leg injury in 2011, it wasn’t too far of a stretch to venture these Badger defensive ends would be better than advertised.But, like any football season, injury reared its ugly head in 2012, depleting the Badgers of their prized depth on the edges of the defensive trenches.Redshirt senior Brendan Kelly and redshirt junior Pat Muldoon have both spent time on the bench this season because of injuries. Kelly did not suit up in the Badgers’ losses this season or the UTEP game, as a nagging hamstring problem has prevented the tall, lanky speed rusher from playing at full throttle since the season opener.Muldoon suffered a broken thumb against Oregon State and did not play against Utah State, UTEP or Nebraska after making his way into the starting lineup to replace an ailing Brendan Kelly.But the pair made their triumphant return against the Illini this past Saturday, as Illinois’ mobile quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase experienced the full force of a loaded Badger defensive line. The team recorded four sacks, with one recorded by Muldoon in his return, cast wrapped in a club and all.“The way our defense played for four quarters, you could really see to get Brendan Kelly back, Pat Muldoon back, some guys up front to give us a pass rush at the end,” Bielema said in his post-game press conference following the Illinois game.And it wasn’t just the sacks that made the Badgers defensive end depth vital in the Illinois game. With the ability to keep players fresh by having able substitutes, the Badgers’ defensive ends were able to rush harder thanks to fresh legs. They also did an outstanding job maintaining a contained outside rush on the pocket, keeping Scheelhaase confined within the pocket for the majority of the game, as the quarterback broke his runs up the middle rather than breaking them outside.“When you have defensive line depth that helps your pass rush instantly,” Bielema said. “Those guys were getting after it in the third and fourth quarter. (Scheelhaase) is a good athlete, but we knew we wanted to keep him in the pocket and move it around.”Also recording a sack this past Saturday was Tyler Dippel, the redshirt junior end who has seen his playing time and role on the field dramatically increase in the face of injuries to Kelly and Muldoon. Dippel proved his worth during Kelly and Muldoon’s absence, as did the play of redshirt sophomore Konrad Zagzebski.Bielema himself even had praise to offer for Dippel’s performance over the course of the season.“Dip’s a high motor guy,” Bielema said. “We were watching film this morning and he had a huge sack a year ago in (the Illinois) game. Dip makes me mad a lot, but he’s probably one of my favorites because of how hard he plays and he’s kind of a fun kid to be around, kind of a knucklehead in certain ways. It’s kind of one of those things where he brings some energy, plays a lot harder than others.”So for players like Dippel and Zagzebski, who shouldered an increased workload with the absences of other veteran defensive ends, the experiences in the starting role will only be a positive for them personally and for the team as a whole.With this week’s game coming against a Purdue team with a solid passing attack, the defensive ends will once again get a chance to get to the quarterback. And with Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase being the last mobile quarterback Wisconsin will face until Nov. 17 at Camp Randall versus Ohio State and Braxton Miller, the Badgers will be able to finally pass rush without any restrictions or worries of containment.Defensive tackle and redshirt junior Ethan Hemer said he’s just happy to see the line back at full strength.“Having guys that are able come back from injuries and being able to contribute right away is huge,” Hemer said. “Obviously injuries are just a part of the game, but I’m glad to see our defensive ends are back.”last_img read more

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