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Cameron finds his own path

first_imgPULL-QUOTE “It really does separate the wheat from the chaff,” Cameron Cutler on the Hoof and Hook competition. PRECEDE The…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Lucas can finally flourish at Spurs after becoming a victim of his own success

first_imgLUCAS MOURA may have escaped from a dangerous trap after his brilliant double against Manchester United.He was in genuine peril of going from promising wonderkid to grizzled, bald veteran with nothing in between.6 Lucas Moura scored a brilliant double against Manchester United last nightCredit: ReutersAs Chris Smalling could testify, the 26 year old Brazilian seems to have the wind behind him this season.Son Heung-Min’s absence at the Asian Games has opened up a place in the starting line up.A goal against Fulham was followed by one against United – and then, as he was walking off the pitch to be substituted, Danny Rose went down. Mauricio Pochettino had to change his plans. Lucas stayed on and rounded off a man-of-the-match performance with a superb second.That moment was his scene – picking up the ball in space and able to run at a tiring defence.Manchester United 0-3 Tottenham: Lucas Moura bags a brace as trouble continues for Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils 6 South American expert Tim Vickery believes Lucas Moura may have finally found the right environment to flourishCredit: Tim Vickery6 Lucas Moura speeds past Chris Smalling to score against Manchester UnitedCredit: Getty Images – GettyTottenham beat Manchester United at Old Trafford for first time in four years in our Moment of the RoundThis has always been his strength. And it caused him problems, because it led to his being over-rated, over-hyped and over-promoted before he was ready.Alongside Neymar, Lucas put in an eye catching performance at the start of 2011 in the South American Under-20 Championships.He was quick and direct – but frequently frustrating, running down blind alleys as if he was playing inside a tunnel.But all that was forgotten in the last game, with the title at stake. Everything went his way. Uruguay had a man sent off early. There was plenty of space on the field and Lucas ran amok, helping himself to a hat trick.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordThe problem was that Brazil latched on to this performance as if Lucas was capable of doing something similar in every game.He should have gone to the 2011 Under-20 World Cup where, in the absence of Neymar, he would have been the side’s attacking leader, and would have been obliged to think about how to play as part of a team.Manchester United 0-3 Tottenham: Lucas Moura bags a brace as trouble continues for Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils Instead he was promoted to the senior squad, where he spent most of the Copa America on the bench.Over the next few years he made over 30 appearances for Brazil, but struggled to make an impression.He scored a magnificent solo goal against Argentina, breezing his way through the entire defence. But it was a poor side, entirely made up of home based players. Against quality opposition he looked a one trick pony, a winger with blinding pace but little else.Brazil gave up on him before the 2014 World Cup. Dunga had a brief look, and Tite, on taking over in 2016, looked elsewhere.6 Lucas Moura made a name for himself at an early age and was called up to the Brazil squadCredit: AFPLucas Moura takes selfies with Manchester United fans after scoring brace against the Red Devils By this time he was already failing to live up to expectations at Paris Saint Germain. But those expectations were unfair. It should have been obvious that he was a player in development.Even while he was still in Brazil with Sao Paulo he looked lost when asked to play on the left or down the middle.He was at this stage a promising right winger with far more speed than subtlety.But he had been given wonderkid status, and was clearly going to be sold for a huge amount of money – and then judged by the size of the fee.6 Lucas Moura was not ready for a big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2013Credit: AFPHe was not ready for this – but has surely found himself in good hands now that he is working with Pochettino.While with Espanol, the Tottenham boss performed a similar rescue job on the career of Philippe Coutinho. He has a sound track record in recognising strong points, working on weak points and instilling confidence.Operating alongside Harry Kane is already looking good for Lucas Moura.6 Lucas Moura has surely found himself in good hands now that he is working with Mauricio PochettinoCredit: PA:Empics SportKane attracts the marking. There is space for Lucas when he wanders wide, and opportunities for him to use his pace when the England star drops and he moves up to centre forward.And in its way, Lucas’ first goal at Old Trafford was as impressive as the second.The latter showcased his celebrated burst of acceleration. The former, stroking home a Christian Eriksen cross, highlighted a capacity to work in reduced space which has not always been part of the Lucas Moura story.last_img read more

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Improved United draw with Chelsea, Arsenal go top (updated)

first_imgBy Justin PalmerManchester United’s winless run continued but they gave under-fire coach Louis van Gaal crumbs of cheer with a committed display in an entertaining 0-0 draw with Chelsea while Arsenal went top of the table on Monday night.Arsenal beat Bournemouth 2-0 with goals from Gabriel and Mesut Ozil to move on to 39 points from 19 Premier League games, one ahead of Leicester City who are at home to Manchester City, in fourth, on Tuesday (9.45pm).Dutchman Van Gaal, whose tenure in the Old Trafford hot seat is under intense scrutiny after a Champions League exit and three successive league defeats, was afforded a warm reception by fans who have been critical of his team’s lack of flair.Van Gaal hinted after a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City on Saturday that he could walk away but, after a performance of attacking intent against Chelsea, he said he would not quit.“No reason to resign for me, maybe the media want that but I shall not do that,” he told BT Sport. “You have seen they (the players) are fighting for me.“Even after this result they (the fans) were applauding. I have full confidence in the board and more importantly, in my players.”United, now eight games without a win in all competitions, struck the woodwork twice in the opening 16 minutes. Juan Mata rattled the crossbar with a fierce left-footed effort and Anthony Martial drilled the ball against the post.But it was not all one-way traffic. Keeper David De Gea kept out John Terry’s powerful header and made a fine double save to deny Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta at the start of the second half.Opposite number Thibaut Courtois then somehow kept out Ander Herrera’s close-range shot.Chelsea, playing their second game under interim manager Guus Hiddink after Jose Mourinho’s sacking, wasted the game’s best opportunity when Nemanja Matic raced clean through before blazing the ball wildly over.Wayne Rooney might have won it late on but skied the ball over to leave United in sixth spot on 30 points.Champions Chelsea, who were minus the suspended Diego Costa and played without a recognised striker, are 14th with 20 points.Van Gaal bemoaned United’s luck in front of goal.“It was a very good performance but you have to score … we don’t have the luck we need,” he said. “We were the dominant team.”The draw left Hiddink reasonably content.“On one hand I am happy with a point because we had a difficult game but, on the other, we had two big chances to get three points. In general I’m happy,” said the Dutchman.OZIL SPARKLESArsenal, thrashed 4-0 at Southampton on Saturday, got back to winning ways by seeing off Bournemouth at The Emirates.Ozil set up centre back Gabriel for the opening goal on 27 minutes, his first for the club, and scored the second after the break by side-footing home Olivier Giroud’s flicked pass.last_img read more

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Man remanded on possession of narcotics charge

first_imgA Camp Street, Georgetown, man was Monday morning remanded to prison when he appeared before the Chief Magistrate at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Dwayne McFarley, 21, of Camp Street pleaded not guilty to the charge stated that on October 20, 2016, at Georgetown, he had in his possession 250 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.According to the Prosecution, a raid was being carried out when the cannabis was found in a garbage bag next to a shop where the accused was standing. He was told of the offence and arrested.However, Police reported that upon his arrest, the defendant pleaded for leniency saying, “I don’t thief, just hussle,” as such he was charged.He was remanded to prison and is to reappear in court on November 7, 2016.last_img read more

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Rademaker: fall guy or woman’s killer?

first_imgShe was a new mom and an aspiring model hungry for work and when she wouldn’t consent to sex, prosecutors say, the sexual predator who posed as a photographer drowned her. The scenario was described Tuesday by Deputy District Attorney Pat Dixon during closing arguments in the murder trial of David Rademaker, charged in the 1992 slaying of Kimberly Pandelios. Because the charges include kidnapping and sodomy, a conviction would make him eligible for the death penalty. “One thing is abundantly clear,” said defense attorney Chad Calabria, “the people certainly fail in meeting the burden of proof.” The defense claimed Rademaker was a fall guy in a very cold case and attacked the credibility of the prosecution’s witnesses, particularly Manya Ksendov, who was 14 when she began having a sexual relationship with the defendant, 15 years her senior. “Then he shoved her face into a creek and drowned her,” Dixon said. Rademaker did not testify during his trial. But the defense presented witnesses who testified that he had admitted setting fire to the victim’s car in the Angeles National Forest but that he had denied killing Pandelios. Brad A. Greenberg, (818) 713-3634 brad.greenberg@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “I don’t think any one of you think you should be convicted of a crime on the basis an ex- said you did something,” Calabria said. “She blames him for using her, for getting her into drugs, for killing her successive boyfriend because he OD’d on drugs. She said she would rather burn in hell than see him get out.” Rademaker, 41, of Burbank pleaded no contest in 1998 to charges stemming from his relationship with Ksendov and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. He served six years and was arrested in Pandelios’ death shortly after his release in 2004. He has been held without bail since. Pandelios was last seen Feb. 27, 1992, after telling her husband she was going to see a photographer named Paul, which the prosecution claimed was Rademaker’s alias. Ksendov has testified that Rademaker told her he attacked Pandelios after the 21-year-old Northridge mother refused to have sex with him. She then begged for her life, Ksendov testified, promising to keep the rape secret if he would just let her go home to her 1-year-old son, Nicholas. last_img read more

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Predicted Liverpool XI for Burnley clash, with or without Van Dijk?

first_img 11 11 5. Georginio Wijnaldum (Centre midfield) – click the right arrow to see the rest of the predicted Liverpool line-up 11 11 11 32. Joel Matip (Centre back) 11 9. Roberto Firmino (Centre forward) 6. Dejan Lovren (Centre back) 12. Joe Gomez (Right back) 11 19. Sadio Mane (Left forward) 11 21. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Right forward) 11 7. James Milner (Centre midfield) 11 22. Simon Mignolet (Goalkeeper) 2018 is officially here, and we welcome in the new year with a brilliant day of Premier League football.There are five games today, with a further six over the course of this week, and Liverpool kick-off their 2018 with a visit to Sean Dyche’s high-flying Burnley.The Reds have already had a fantastic year, having officially completed the signing of Virgil van Dijk, the Southampton defender, for £75m earlier today, though he is unavailable to play against Burnley as his registration is not yet complete.Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Simon Mingolet will replace Loris Karius in goal for the Reds, while Mohamed Salah is expected to miss the visit to Turf Moor due to injury.So, how will Liverpool line up against Burnley? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted Reds XI, listed in squad-number order… 26. Andrew Robertson (Left back) 11 20. Adam Lallana (Centre midfield) last_img read more

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Space-age technology hits new stage of great outdoors

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY – Clothing meant for more than just wearing and the first mountaineering tent to stand up on its own without poles are among innovations on display at the Outdoor Retailer winter show here. These days outerwear doesn’t just get worn, it does something – it can keep you toasty with battery-powered heating coils, fight body odor, require less washing or glow with luminescence. The semiannual Outdoor Retailer show, held in Salt Lake City in October, had 724 U.S. manufacturers displaying goods for retailers from around the world. The show featured the latest advances in apparel and gear and would make an avid consumer drool, but the public wasn’t allowed inside and manufacturers took only bulk orders for sale. Here’s a look at some of the latest outdoor gear and clothing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’More winter jackets are now coming equipped with an electronic signature that can help rescuers find a skier who gets lost or caught in an avalanche. The thumb-size RECCO reflectors, attached to jackets, work with proprietary detectors being deployed by ski areas in the West after gaining popularity in Europe. The reflectors are no substitute for avalanche beacons that can help one backcountry skier dig out another in a hurry. Only professional rescue crews are using RECCO detectors, and a buried skier who has to wait for their arrival is more likely to die. The system is more useful for finding skiers who get lost in the woods – or for finding bodies. The jacket of the future also could guard a skier against a hard fall. Spyder Active Sports Inc. is using a new, flexible material inside Olympic race suits that instantly stiffens on impact to protect elbows and shins. “You can hit it with a hammer, and it absorbs the blow,” said Tommy Moe, the gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympian at the 1994 Winter Games. Moe said the new material replaces a padded undergarment skiers wore that didn’t always spare his arms from welts when his upper body hit slalom gates. Spyder is making the suit available for U.S. and Canadian Olympic team skiers. Many tents have shed the rainfly, using waterproof, breathable fabric to save weight, but Nemo Equipment Inc. of Nashua, N.H., is out with a tent that doesn’t even need poles, using inflatable air bladders instead for support. “They are the BMW of tents,” says Cam Brensinger, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate who developed the 4.8-pound Morpho ($565), a roomy tent for two that packs almost as tight as a loaf of bread. An even lighter version, at 2.8 pounds, goes for $395 and packs into the size of a cantaloupe. The tents can be set up within minutes with a tiny hand or foot pump that fills airtight fabric chambers that turn remarkably stiff under pressure, letting the tents absorb and rebound from high winds that could snap an aluminum pole. The concept isn’t far from the space suit of the future that Brensinger helped NASA develop for a possible manned mission to Mars to replace more cumbersome 280-pound suits. He worked on designs meant to be lighter and easier to use. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Spurs Ladies player says opponent ‘directed monkey noises’ at her

first_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY Such a shame that racism seems to be rising up again in football – I received some monkey noises today from an opposition player. The only reaction was to let the football do the talking and that we did 💙🤩 great start to the year! @ThlfcOfficial #COYSL #SHEvTOT #KickItOut— Renée Hector (@renazzza) January 6, 2019The statement said: “Sheffield United are aware of the allegations made on social media following today’s fixture against Tottenham Hotspur Ladies.“We can advise that the club is conducting a thorough investigation into this matter.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card shining Latest Football News MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Renee Hector alleges she was racially abused by an opponent RANKED REVEALED She said: “Such a shame that racism seems to be rising up again in football – I received some monkey noises today from an opposition player. The only reaction was to let the football do the talking and that we did. Great start to the year.”Sheffield United Women released a statement saying they were aware of the allegations and are investigating. huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Tottenham Hotspur Ladies footballer Renée Hector has alleged she was racially abused by an opposition player during a game on Saturday.The centre-back said on Twitter that monkey noises were directed at her by a Sheffield United player during Spurs’ 2-1 victory in the FA Women’s Championship. Spurs, who said the alleged incident was reported to the referee by Hector during the game, also reported it to the FA.An FA statement said: “We take all allegations of discrimination very seriously and will be making enquiries into the matter.” BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 1last_img read more

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Griffiths savours Celtic return after battle with depression

first_img“It’s been a long, difficult road, but thankfully there’s light at the end of the tunnel.“It was just a slow drip that was building up and [former Celtic manager] Brendan Rodgers has seen that and that’s when he stepped in, so it’s another thank you to him because, if he hadn’t stepped in, who knows where I’d have been?”Griffiths thanked Scottish football followers for their support during his spell out of action.“Not just Celtic fans, but fans all over Scotland,” he added. “Rival fans see me as that rogue on the pitch but take me away from that, I’m just a family man.“They’ve all been supportive, it’s nice to see they can put football rivalry aside.”The 28-year-old made his competitive return off the bench as Celtic beat Sarajevo to progress in Champions League qualifying.On the reception he received, Griffiths said: “Incredible, I was speaking to one of the kitmen and he said it’s one of the best receptions he’s heard.“It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, it was a moment I’d been waiting for for a long time time.“It’s gone, now it’s time to look forward.”Griffiths hopes to pull on the national team jersey once again once he gets back up to speed at club level.The forward is yet to hold talks with new boss Steve Clarke but said “his phone is always on” for a call-up.He continued: “I’m hoping to just get minutes under my belt for Celtic, play as well as I can.“If the next squad is announced and I’m in it then great.“My phone is always on so it’s an open invitation.” Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths said he’s focused on returning to form for both club and country after opening up on his ‘long, difficult road’ to recovery from depression.The Scotland star was forced onto the sidelines halfway through last season to deal with personal issues but has now made his competitive comeback for the Hoops.After speaking out about his struggles, Griffiths said he’s confident of remaining in a better place.He said: “I was very lonely at times, without the help of the club, friends, family and support that I had I wouldn’t be sitting here now.last_img read more

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Salem Police and Washington County Sheriff’s Department Plan CLICK IT OR TICKET

first_imgLater this month, Washington County TSP (consisting of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and Salem Police Department) will join law-enforcement agencies across Indiana and the nation to increase enforcement of seat-belt laws for Click It or Ticket. Multiple weeks of high-visibility patrols will be watching for unrestrained passengers in cars and trucks, both children and adults, the front seat and back, both day and night.Click It or Ticket continues through the start of the summer travel season, including the Memorial Day holiday. Overtime police patrols are paid with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).2018 marks 30 years since Indiana’s seat-belt law began. Since that time, Indiana – along with 34 other states – has enacted a primary seat-belt law, meaning that police can pull you over for being unbuckled. Indiana has participated in Click It or Ticket for more than 20 years. Last year, more than 240 law-enforcement agencies performed 8,728 hours of traffic patrols and issued more than 30,000 citations or warnings, of which about 13,700 were seat-belt and child-restraint citations.“Click It or Ticket means zero-tolerance for unrestrained drivers and passengers,” said Chief Deputy Brent Miller. “So why are we warning everyone in advance? Because the bottom line is not issuing seat-belt citations, but saving lives. Anyone who responds to a serious crash just wants motorists to buckle up in the first place.”Don’t be a statisticThere are TV shows and podcasts about violent crime investigations, but first responders actually see more traffic crashes. You are more likely to have property damage, be injured or killed in a traffic crash than be a victim of burglary, violent crime or murder, respectivelyFrom 2000 to 2017, the Purdue University Center for Road Safety says that seat-belt usage increased from 62 to 93 percent, beating the most recent national average of 90.1 percent. Indiana has made great progress through stronger laws and highly-visible enforcement, but the small percentage who still don’t buckle up make up nearly half of those killed on our roadways.In 2016, there were 10,428 unbuckled motorists killed in crashes in the United States. Seat belts were estimated to save an additional 14,668 lives.Pickup trucks and SUVs feel safer because they are larger and sit higher to the road. But don’t let that lure you into a false sense of security! Motorists in pickup trucks are over-represented in unrestrained injuries and deaths.ICJI partners with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute to analyze seat-belt statistics. The latest information is at www.in.gov/cji/files/Highway_Safety_Occupant_Protection_2016.pdf. National statistics are at www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts.Seat-belt tipsWhat is the best way to reduce your chances of injury or death? Buckle up! Below are tips for proper seat-belt use:Secure the lap belt across your hips and pelvis, below your stomach.Place the shoulder belt across the middle of your chest and rib cage, away from your neck.Never put the shoulder belt behind your back or under an arm.If your seat belt doesn’t fit you, or you have an older car with lap belts only, ask your dealer or vehicle manufacturer about seat-belt adjusters, extenders or retrofits.Buckle who you loveHave a friend or family member who doesn’t buckle up? Speak up! One life lost is too many, so don’t leave any of your loved ones behind.Have friends or family that are men under age 45? They are majority of those killed, because they don’t take 3 seconds to buckle up.Don’t just buckle up for yourself, do it for the kids. During a crash, unrestrained passengers can become projectiles that injure or kill others in the car.In Indiana, unrestrained children under 16 are the driver’s responsibility. Adults set the example, and parents who don’t buckle up are more likely to have unbuckled kids. That means one ticket for you and one for each unrestrained child.Traffic crashes are the leading killer of children ages 1 to 13. Indiana requires all children age 8 and under to be in an approved car seat or booster seat, but as children get older, they are less likely to remain buckled.Choose the safest car seat for your child’s height and weight at www.safercar.gov/therightseat. Find a certified car-seat safety technician to assist with installation at www.preventinjury.org/Child-Passenger-Safety/Child-Safety-Seat-Inspection-Stations or through the SaferCar app on iTunes or Google Play.last_img read more

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