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14 Sea Beach Way, ToogoomONE of the stars of Channel Seven’s House Rules renovation program is going under the hammer next weekend.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 14 Sea Beach Way, Toogoom was the holiday home giveaway prize for viewers during the 2015 series. 14 Sea Beach Way, ToogoomMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“They have moved back to South Australia and want to buy a house,” she said.“So it’s a big of pressure.“I just hope it sells on the day and if it doesn’t, I’m sure it’ll sell straight after.”The beachside home would make the ideal holiday rental, according to Ms Drewsen.“It is fully-furnished right down to the knives and forks,” she said.“I manage holiday rentals too and I know this would just go off.“All you’ve got to do is pack your bags and you’re there.” 14 Sea Beach Way, Toogoom is being sold fully-furnished.Metro Auctions auctioneer David Holmes said he’s expecting a large turnout at the auction.“Harvey Bay is very much a lifestyle destination,” Mr Holmes said.“We envision probably a more mature buyer, perhaps downsizers, even retirees looking for an exceptionally presented home with all the mod-cons.“Having it too in the afternoon means we can access people who are travelling there for the auction.”The auction of 14 Sea Beach Way, Toogoom is scheduled for Sunday, February 19 at 2pm. House Rules 2015 contestants Ryan and Marlee. Picture: Channel SevenTrucked from the Sunshine Coast to Hervey Bay, contestants were given a week to transform the house which was won by a South Australian couple as part of the show’s nightly competition. Toogoom Beach Realty principal Margarita Drewsen said the owners decided to sell after returning to SA.
ILOILO City – A resident of Barangay Pandac, Pavia, Iloilo was nabbed for possessing an improvised gun. Police caught 32-year-old Adrian Jornadal carrying a 12-guage shotgun loaded with several bullets around 9 p.m. on July 11, a police report showed. Jornadal did not have the valid documents proving his legal ownership of the weapon, the report added.Detained in the lockup cell of the Pavia municipal police station, the suspect faces charges for violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PN
“I played a bit with Paul and everyone knows the talent he’s got,” Scholes told the UTD Podcast. “He’s been brilliant for Juventus, brilliant for France in the World Cup and really good at times here [Manchester United] as well. read also:Fernandes: Man Utd still believe in Pogba “He can do everything as a midfield player and you’d probably liken him to Steven Gerard with the pace, the power, the skill. He can do absolutely everything.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has compared Paul Pogba to former Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard. Paul Pogba Pogba has been at United since 2016, but he has failed to set the world alight after that big money move. Yet Scholes sees a lot of Gerrard in Pogba, and hopes he can find his best form during the rest of the season.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceWorld’s Most Delicious Foods7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTop 6 Iconic Supercar MoviesThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBest Car Manufacturers In The World
The 33-year-old left Villa Park at the end of his previous deal and moves to Rangers on a free transfer, becoming R’s manager Harry Redknapp’s second summer signing after Danny Simpson moved from Newcastle at the start of the month. Dunne, who has also played for Everton and Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League, will compete with the likes of Clint Hill, Anton Ferdinand and Nedum Onuoha as Redknapp looks to steer the club back to the top flight at the first time of asking. QPR have completed the signing of Ireland international defender Richard Dunne, with the former Aston Villa man penning a one-year deal at Loftus Road. Capped 77 times by his country, Dunne will provide vital experience given the fact QPR have recently sold Christopher Samba back to Anhzi and Dunne admits he is looking forward to helping the club launch a successful promotion campaign. “I’ve been very close to signing for Harry on a couple of occasions and the opportunity to work with him really appealed to me. Players want to play for Harry and I’m no different,” he said. “I know the club didn’t have a good season last term, but – having spoken to Harry, as well as Tony (Fernandes) – there’s a real determination to bounce back into the Premier League, which is where we all want to be. “I’ve played in the Championship and won it with Manchester City, so hopefully my experience will benefit the team over the course of the season. It’s a good challenge for me and one I’m very excited about.” Redknapp enthused about the quality possessed by Dunne but also admitted if his recent injury problems return the club retain the right to cancel the contract. “This is a great signing for us,” Redknapp said. “He’s a top-class defender and a great guy. He’s a good character and just what we need. He was City’s Player of the Year four years running, and he will be fantastic at this football club. He’s exactly the type I’m looking for. “Obviously he had his problems last season with the injury but there’s an agreement in place that if he breaks down, the contract can be ended. He’s confident he’ll be okay and from our point of view, if he doesn’t have any problems with it then we’ve just signed a very, very good centre-half.” Press Association
Martinez told Sky Sports News: “Not at all. And I know that probably that’s not something that you want to hear but it’s clearly what it’s been in the last two or three weeks. “Everyone is really focused to try to fight for that starting spot at the beginning of the season. The competitive level in this group is quite impressive. “I wouldn’t want to stop the speculation, I do think the speculation is healthy. “If we’ve got clubs talking about our players, I’ll take it as a compliment because the players have been impressing and doing really well. “But we are in a great position financially and we want to start the season with the best possible squad that we have, and for that we have to work extremely hard.” Asked if he was surprised the club have not received another bid for Baines, Martinez added: “The last concern I have is what other clubs are doing.” Everton have not received any fresh bids for Leighton Baines or Marouane Fellaini, according to manager Roberto Martinez. Left-back Baines was the subject of an offer from Manchester United last month while Fellaini has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford to join former Everton boss David Moyes. There have been rumours that Moyes will return with an improved offer for Baines but Martinez, who succeeded the Scot in the Goodison hotseat, insists that has not yet been the case. Press Association
“To lead a team out at Wembley and then to lead them up the steps to pick up the trophy, it’s the proudest moment of my career and I don’t think that will be topped. “It’s special to go up the steps at Wembley, it’s the stuff you dream of and fortunately I’ve been able to do that as captain. “You dream about stuff like that as a kid and just talking about it makes you feel a bit emotional seeing the yellow and green out there as you go up the steps – but to lift the trophy at Wembley, that was a cup final out there. “It’s an emotional day. I think after last year it is a bit of redemption. We’ve had our naysayers and our doom mongers this year but we’ve got through all that as a team, a squad – the staff as well. “I think the football club this year has been more together than ever to prove people wrong and get back to where we belong and thankfully we’ve done that today.” Norwich boss Alex Neil, in charge of Scottish side Hamilton Academical before his appointment in January, told Sky Sports: “I believed we would do it, but it’s one thing believing it and another thing doing it. “Big players arrive on the big stage and you saw that in the first 20 minutes – we were unbelievable. We worked so hard to get here. The worst thing you can do is walk off having been scared.” While Canaries winger Redmond, who scored the second goal, was delighted with the team ethic within the side, he knows there is a lot of work to do over the summer. The 21-year-old told BBC Radio 5 live: “It was about a team (effort). The boys did it. The passage of play before my goal was a team effort. “I’m extremely proud of the boys. We’ll have a good summer and we’ll get back to work.” He also tweeted: “Still hasn’t sunk in what we achieved yesterday afternoon. Time for a little break before meeting up.” Team-mate and fellow scorer Jerome wrote on his Twitter account: “Amazing day all round such a special moment to win promotion at wembley #ncfc #premierleague proud day for everyone associated with the club.” Former Norwich striker Iwan Roberts won promotion with the Carrow Road outfit at the end of his seven-year spell in 2004 for the club’s second stint in the Premier League. He was pleased to see they were successful again and believes the late arrival of the Boro team coach to Wembley handed the winners a “big advantage”. He told BBC Radio 5 live: “Their (Norwich’s) tactics were spot on. They flew out, got the two early goals and the result was never in doubt because Boro never ever looked like scoring. “I’m delighted for (major shareholders) Michael (Wynn-Jones) and Delia (Smith). They put their heart and soul into Norwich City.” On Middlesbrough’s late arrival just 60 minutes before kick-off, the 46-year-old Welshman added: “I think they’ve got to have a long hard look at themselves because their coach got there an hour before kick-off. “For a big game like that as a player that would absolutely drive you mad. “You want to be there at least an hour and a half (early). You don’t get time to prepare, you don’t get time go out and have a look at the surroundings. “It must have been a mad rush for them. To get out, get warmed up, get back in and get themselves ready for the game, and I think it gave Norwich a big advantage.” Almost 12 months ago to the day, it was Canaries boss Neil who masterminded Hamilton’s promotion to the Scottish Premiership, and – following his appointment in January – the unheralded Scotsman has presided over a remarkable run which took the Norfolk club back into the top six and culminated in Monday’s play-off final triumph. Regarding Neil’s success at the club Roberts added: “I think he’s done an unbelievable job and many people, I think, raised eyebrows when he was given the job. “All credit to (chief executive) David McNally and the football club, they did their homework and they spoke to Alex Neil and probably took a bit of a gamble bringing him down but hasn’t it paid off? “A 68 per cent win rate. I think the hard work starts now – staying in the Premier League, I look at the odds and they’re the second favourites for relegation.” Messages of congratulations poured in for Neil’s play-off champions on Twitter following the news of their promotion for their fourth spell in the Premier League. Gary Lineker wrote on his account: “Congratulations to Norwich City. You just couldn’t stay away, could you.” BBC Sport tweeted a photograph of Delia Smith and Michael Wynn-Jones with the trophy on the Wembley turf and the words “Let’s be ‘avin you!” Presenter Chris Kamara, who spent a spell on loan at Middlesbrough during his playing days, commented: “Norwich played superb today & thoroughly deserved to win.” Comedian and Norwich fan Stephen Fry was delighted, saying: “We’re in the premiership!!! And we DESERVE to be, I reckon! Well done Alex Neil and all the players. Ridiculously happy!!!” Former Wales striker John Hartson, who spent a month on loan at Carrow Road in October 2007 shortly before he hung up his boots, wrote on Twitter: “Must say how well Alex Neil has done.. Surprised everyone when he got the Norwich post but he’s been outstanding. Humble and dignified man.” Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon said: “Huge effort from everyone. Special credit to the board. Fans happy now!…” More reaction came in on Twitter as Philip Neville wrote: “Congratulations Norwich – along with Bournemouth long drives next season!!!” Dion Dublin, who began his playing career in the Norwich academy and finished it with a two-year spell at the club in 2008, said: “Premier League Club Premier League Season Premier League Supporters #CongratulationsNCFC.” Former Scotland goalkeeper Bryan Gunn, who made 390 league appearances for the club in a 12-year spell and was manager in 2009 tweeted: “What a day #ncfc What a seat! #OTBC.” Norwich captain Russell Martin said winning promotion to the Barclays Premier League through the play-offs was the “proudest moment” of his career after his side defeated Middlesbrough at Wembley on Monday. Goals from Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond put the Canaries 2-0 up inside 15 minutes as Norwich returned to the top flight a year after relegation. Martin told Norwich TV: “It feels amazing to have it (the trophy). The way we’ve done it is the ultimate and this tops everything for me at this football club since I’ve been here. Press Association
Shaw had an operation on the leg on the night of the game and was due to have another procedure at the hospital on Friday. Instead, that second procedure has been moved to Manchester. Doctors are happy with the initial operation, which set his leg together after a clean break of the tibia and fibula. There were fears Shaw would have to make his return journey via road or train – which could have taken over eight hours – because the pressure on the leg would be too high in a plane. But United manager Louis Van Gaal says Shaw will be okay to fly back to England and could even land on Saturday. “The second procedure could not be done today (Friday) so we have to do it here in Manchester. The pressure is low now so he can fly back,” the Dutchman said. “That is the last information I got. It will be today (Friday) or tomorrow (Saturday) then he will go to a private clinic in Manchester. “When it’s all right, depending on the development of the injury, then he goes home, maybe Tuesday or Wednesday.” Van Gaal downplayed the importance of Shaw requiring a second procedure on the leg within the space of a few days. Press Association After three days’ treatment at the St Anna Ziekenhuis hospital on the outskirts of Eindhoven, Shaw is almost ready to return to England. The Manchester United defender has been in the Dutch city since he broke his leg in two places following a tackle by Hector Moreno in PSV’s 2-1 Champions League win over the Red Devils on Tuesday. He said: “It’s a closing of the stitches or something. “The pressure was too high, that’s why an immediate operation was needed. Because opening the leg you need to close it also. It’s not an operation but it’s a typical minor operation.” Shaw left the pitch at the Philips Stadion on a stretcher while receiving oxygen. The former Southampton left-back was in tears at the time but is now in better spirits, according to his manager. ”I called him last night (Thursday),” Van Gaal said. ”He sounds very strong, which was amazing for me – a big surprise. ”It is a good signal but he knows he has a long way to go and it is not easy… He will have a long period of rehabilitation and he has a long way to go.” Van Gaal believes the earliest date Shaw could return to action is March. The Dutchman believes it will be a tough challenge for him to reach the kind of form that made him one of the best players in the team so far this season ”It is not only physical but mental,” Van Gaal said. ”For us it is a big loss, as a team. I said (in pre-season) this will be the season of Luke Shaw but now it is finished nearly. ”He started so well, built up a left wing with (Memphis) Depay and Shaw, but we have to start filling it again and it is not easy.” As well as Van Gaal, England manager Roy Hodgson is understood to have been in regular contract with Shaw during his stay at the hospital. Wayne Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s England record under Hodgson over the most recent international break. He is 16 goals short of Charlton’s United record and Van Gaal has no doubt the striker will become the club’s top scorer of all time. Van Gaal was irked when it was put to him that Rooney had failed to score in his last 10 league matches. “He scored against (Club) Brugge,” Van Gaal said after confirming his captain had overcome a hamstring injury to be fit for Sunday’s game at Southampton. “Rooney has scored a lot. He’s nearly the record holder, so I hope he will beat that record but I have to wait and see, like you do.” Luke Shaw will be spared the torment of completing his 500-mile return to Manchester from Eindhoven by land.
Boss Tim Sherwood has urged Aston Villa fans to keep their derby emotions in check against West Brom. Seats were also thrown from the Albion section onto Villa supporters in the stand with Tony Pulis insisting he feared for his players’ safety during the invasion. Claudio Yacob and Jack Grealish were also sent off in the second half during a feisty game which came just four days after Villa had won their Barclays Premier League clash 2-0. And Sherwood wants supporters to stay in their seats even if his side win the game. He said: “I just hope that they’re tempted to. If they are then we’ve done something right but p lease stay to the edge on the pitch. Do all your cheering from there. You do it well enough. “They give great support to this football club, to the players and to myself. “It can be done from their seats or standing up. Make sure you stay off the pitch. “I just hope you get tempted to jump on it.” Idrissa Gueye’s hamstring injury will be assessed on Friday after he missed Sunday’s 3-2 defeat at Leicester while Carles Gil and Adama Traore (both calf) are doubts. The teams face each other at Villa Park on Saturday for the first time since their fiery FA Cup clash last season. Villa won the quarter-final 2-1 in March but were eventually fined £200,000 after fans twice invaded the pitch, once during and once at the end of the game. Press Association Sherwood added: ” I hear a lot of managers say it is just another game. It is not actually. It means a lot more than that, it is local pride, bragging rights. We have to make sure we do it for our fans and ourselves.” Albion chief Pulis hopes both sets of supporters will behave themselves on Saturday following the trouble last term. The Baggies boss, who expects to have Jonny Evans fit after a dead leg, wants any losing fans to show their character. “Derby matches are derby matches, they are fantastic games to be involved in and wonderful occasions,” he said. “The disappointing thing last year was the crowd trouble and I hope and pray both sets of supporters go there tomorrow and really respect football. That’s what it’s really about, two teams going head to head and giving it everything. “Hopefully we’ll have a great game, people will behave themselves and it does take a bit of character to stand up and walk away if you have lost. That’s what people should do. “I was disappointed in the reaction of some supporters because people should go there to enjoy the game and be big enough and man enough to accept if they win, lose or draw.”
This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School cheerleaders, ranging in age from grades 2 to 8, swept the state championships on Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The Ellsworth peewee, JV and varsity squads all took first in their divisions.EEMS peewee squad PHOTO BY JILL BOUTAUGHEEMS varsity squad PHOTO BY SUSAN FROSTEEMS JV squad PHOTO BY SUSAN FROST