Brad – Sunday’s best

first_img2nd Tony Adams (10) 38ptsB Flight1st Eddy Beilby (18) 36pts2nd William Hornick (12) 34pts Near Pins:  No 4 Jim Brackett, No 9 Lee Adelly, No 12 Yui Bietry, No 16 Yui BietryThe storm clouds gathered as the boys and girls made their way to Green Valley, which led to a couple of cancelations, but the expected storm did not materialize.Aussie Brad Dippie was man of the match with a solid 39 points.  Brad needed every one of them as Tony Adams grabbed the flight silver just a stroke off the pace.  (Pattaya model) Yui Bietry was a further shot back of a podium place with 37 points.Brad Dippie, right, with Eddy Beilby.In B Flight it was Eddy ‘the eagle’ who was perched on the top of the podium with a steady even par round.  Eddy put a two point space between himself and a triumvirate of players which included William Hornick, Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake and Mickey ‘nine holes’ Beresford.  William took the silver in the resulting count back leaving Barry and Mick satangless at sea level.Jim Brackett, William Hornick and Yui with a lovely pair shared the 2’s pot.Tuesday, Oct. 9, Greenwood C&A – Stableford1st Tony Adams (10) 32pts2nd Paul Hack 32ptsThe Wolveridge and Thomson designed Greenwood seemed to intimidate the society as a very modest group showed up to take it on.  The inform pair from down under Tony Adams and Paul Hack shared man of the match honours on this single flight day with a very modest 32 points. Tony edged Paul off the podium thanks to a count back.Peter Goggin knocked in the only 2 of the day.Wednesday, Oct. 10, Burapha A&B – StablefordA Flight1st Colin Davis (17) 39pts2nd Barry Copestake (15) 37ptsB Flight1st Jimmy Day (18) 38pts2nd Walter Balechi (18) 34ptsThe G/M ‘Donkey’ took his bi-weekly sojourn to the David Graham and Gary Panks test with 39 points for the A flight honours and man of the match.  The ‘Donkey’ was two clear of Barry ‘the boot’ Copestake.  For the second time this week the girl on fire was just a stroke of a podium place.B Flight was marched home by Jimmy ‘the good captain’ Day whose very creditable 38 points was five clear of (we don’t see enough of him) Walter Balechi.  Peter ‘Don Corleone’ Henshaw failed to gain a podium place by a single stroke.Jimmy made it a day to remember by sinking the only 2 of the day.Note:  Lewiinski’s is situated on Pattaya land Soi 1, Beach Rd Soi13/13 near Walking Street.  Anyone wishing to play with us just pop in and add your name to the list or call Colin on 0898260764.  Transport is provided. PSC golf from Lewiinski’s Golf SocietySunday, Oct. 7, Green Valley – StablefordA Flight1st Brad Dippie (7) 39ptslast_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Whitewater Ski Team

first_imgTeam Whitewater did not look out of place at the 19th annual Whistler Cup held recently in the picturesque B.C. Ski City. The event has grown to become the largest and most important ski race in North America, and internationally, for athletes aged 11 – 14 years. It is held under the auspice of FIS, the international governing body for alpine skiing. With hundreds of young athletes from 25 countries, the Whistler Cup brings together children from many different cultures around the world. Whitewater coach Dylan Henderson was very pleased with the results of the local team saying, “we went there wanting to finish higher than our start number and we did.” Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to salute the squad with Team of the Week. Henderson (far right) is pictured with Linnea Sharelove (far left), Reece Walsh and Harper Henderson.last_img read more

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Hazlet United Cobras win MOSA title

first_imgThe Hazlet United Cobras U-11 boys soccer team is enjoying a great season on the soccer pitch.The Cobras, who are part of the Hazlet United Soccer Association, play in the Monmouth-Ocean Soccer Association (MOSA). This year, the boys finished first in their flight MOSAU-11 National 2 flight with a 7-1-2 overall record. They scored 22 goals and allowed just 12 and registered two shutouts.The Cobras had to rally for one goal down twice, to win their next-to-last MOSA game 3-2 in order to stay in first place. They clinched the championship with a 2-1 win in their final regular season game,The team has moved up three flights in three straight MOSA seasons.The Cobras traveled to the Hershey, Pa., for the Hershey Invitational Tournament and went 2-1 and had eight goals for and only one against.The Cobras are: Bobby Bialkowski Jack Bland, Brian Busse, Michael Chiappone, Andrew Dalton, Louis DiLaurenzio, Daniel Draganoff, Donovan Hackley, Anthony Koempel, Vito Koempel, Dylan Lonnay, Nicholas Mahon, Henry Martinez, Christopher Poythress, John Rodriguez and Michael Romeo. The team is coached by Steve Dalton and Anthony Chiappone.last_img read more

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PNG denies Fiji to qualify

first_imgFiji misses out on the victory they needed for their semifinals hopes and PNG exit with their first point of the tournament.Papua New Guinea’s Peter Dabinyaba Jr floats a free kick in 35th minute that evades everyone and nestles in the net for PNG to lead 1-0 at first half.In the second half, Fiji came back aiming to collect the win with more attacks into PNG’s goal mouth.However, Felix Komolong played an amazing role in the backline denying Fiji’s attempts.Fiji than with more attacks finally went on the board when Fiji’s Don Raj’s shot well but France Catarogo buries the follow up for a draw.Than Papua New Guinea’s Stahl Gubag  goes on a mazy run from his own half to the Fiji box but couldn’t  quite tee up a team mate in the  in the edge of the area but deflected for a corner which Fiji clear.In the 82nd minute, Fiji’s France Catarogo pin the ball once into PNG’s but Don Raj was offside during was denied for an offside.Papua New Guinea once again had another chance with Stahl Gubag into the the open back post but balloons over the cross by the bounce.PNG now exits the championship with their first point of the tournament while Fiji missed out to qualify for the semifinals.last_img read more

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Strangling the manufacturing goose

first_imgThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has suddenly decided to impose duties on imports of goods that are inputs into local manufacturing operations.For example we were informed that containers of textiles destined for Denmore Garment Manufacturing are lying at the wharves because the manufacturer had never been charged the duties now demanded. Consequently Denmore’s calculation of costs and selling prices, which would have been quoted and contracted to its customers (foreign in this instance), will now be thrown out the window.Denmore has to shutter its operations for two weeks throwing hundreds of workers on the breadlines.There are several important issues arising from the GRA’s decision, precipitately sprung on the Manufacturing community, without any consultations.Firstly there is the matter of equity. As illustrated by the Denmore example above, if the new directive was necessary the manufacturers should have been given some time to complete contracts already booked.Secondly and more germanely, why could the GRA not let sleeping dogs lie? If, as was reported, no duties were charged for decades, why invoke the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to impose duties now?While the treaty does state (Art 82) that member states “shall establish and maintain a common external tariff (CET) in respect of all goods which do not qualify for Community treatment in accordance with plans and schedules set out in relevant determinations of COTED (Council of Trade and Economic Development)”, which country objected to trigger the GRA’s action?The truth is, none did and the GRA took its precipitate action simply because someone in that organisation decided to counter its falling tax collection through the reactivation of this duty. This action further illustrates the lack of policy coherence in this administration.As the Opposition Leader pointed out, the GRA’s plummeting collections are directly related to shrinking economic activity and this burden on manufacturers will only exacerbate this process. This is because sales of their manufactured goods will inevitably decrease due the necessary price increases.If the Administration in general, and the GRA in particular, was concerned about their overall function in a market-driven economy – namely to create a climate to encourage investment and business by providing incentives and removing obstacles, the former should have instituted the mechanism built into the Caricom Treaty to address the issue of a CET.Under conditions that are spelled out, Article 83 states, “COTED shall continuously review the Common External Tariff; in whole or in part, to assess its impact on production and trade, as well as to secure its uniform implementation throughout the Community, in particular, by reducing the need for discretionary application in the day to day administration of the Tariff.” There are also a host of safeguard mechanisms in Article 84 and St Lucia has recently decided to invoke this clause and Guyana should join the action.They should request that in those cases where the other territories of Caricom will use items for manufacturing purposes, they also be allowed to waive duties if they so desire.One of the primary purposes of Caricom was to create “economies of scale” denied them individually, but even together, they still remain small compared to most of the countries they compete against in the manufacturing arena, where those companies receive subsidies of all kinds.Last week, taking advantage of the 37th Caricom Heads of Government (HoG) meeting in Guyana, Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) Eddie Boyer and President of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC) Eon Caesar, lobbied various Caricom Heads of State on the matter of the need for a more enlightened policy on duties on manufacturing inputs and received a favourable response.But the question remains why the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Finance (who issues the waivers) did not take independent action before the GRA was seized with its sudden burst of concern for the sanctity of the Treaty of Chaguaramas?last_img read more

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, December 22

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Mats Hummels has branded lowly Borussia Dortmund “pathetic” to raise major doubts about his future there. The defender is a January target for Manchester United and his attack on the club may have opened the door to him leaving. (Daily Mirror)Liverpool and Arsenal have entered the race to sign Real Madrid star and Manchester United target Fabio Coentrao. (Daily Express)Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are plotting summer moves for Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets. (Daily Express)Manchester City are looking to sign former Chelsea man Kevin De Bruyne. City boss Manuel Pellegrini has made the Belgian, who joined Wolfsburg in January after failing to make an impression at Chelsea, one of his top January transfer targets as he looks to bolster his injury-hit squad. (Daily Star)Aston Villa face a battle to keep Aly Cissokho despite only signing him in the summer, with Tottenham and Napoli interested in the full-back. (Daily Mirror)Southampton will sign Ryan Bertrand permanently from Chelsea in 2015. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are keeping tabs on Brazilian starlet Malcom. The 17-year-old Corinthians forward is seen as the country’s next big prospect and Europe’s top clubs are now circling. (Daily Mirror)Barcelona are ready to loan out teenage prospect Adama Traore – and Everton are in pole position to take the forward. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace are ready to make a January loan move for Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace have made a £2.5million offer for Lille left-back Pape Souare. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…McCoist placed on gardening leave, Rangers announceLiverpool ‘moving in the right direction’, claims Rodgers‘Bad memories’ hindered Arsenal performance, claims WengerPoyet: Sunderland MUST use ‘unforgettable’ derby victory to kick-start seasonExclusive – Don’t re-sign Torres, Carragher warns Liverpoollast_img read more

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Church push seeks Israeli land return

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AMMAN, Jordan – A Geneva-based church body said this week it would launch a global initiative to have churches worldwide rally for an end to Israel’s occupation of Arab lands seized in the 1967 Mideast war. The World Council of Churches said in a statement that it designated Jordan as a venue for its initiative, which would enlist support from religious groups worldwide. The council, founded in 1948, represents 560 million Christians in more than 110 countries.last_img read more

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Despite holiday end run, tradition of bickering over tree’s size, price and appearance continues

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAnd with each falling tree my tiny chubby-faced girl demanded, “Pick it up!” So I picked them up, dozens of them, because I was a first-time father and because I was ready to do anything to please this creature who was so different from me she might as well have come from another dimension. I have changed since then. I have not become grumpy or too horrible but I have lost some of the child-motivated enthusiasm of Christmases past. On this night, my 14-year-old son and I had been to a movie, been for Chinese food and had stopped at the lot on a lark and because the kid was beginning to think that I was going to weasel out of tree-buying this year. OK, so it had crossed my mind as I vacillated, trying to figure out which would be the least crowded time to buy one of these things while recalling a picture I saw in a catalog during the September heat wave. Only I couldn’t remember which catalog. But I was smitten with an artificial tree that came fully decorated, lights and all, in a flat box. It featured a telescoping pole that locks into place so a Christmas merrymaker need only hoist the entire fully decorated tree to the pole’s top for an instant tree. You know, like something you’d see in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. This, I figured, is the downside of Christianity. While there are no divine commandments forcing the issue, one of the increasingly onerous and expensive near-requirements of the faith just might land a guy on a windy Saturday evening in a parking lot redolent with the odors of harvested evergreens destined to be composted and sold back to me as mulch. It is also interesting to note that as my children have grown taller I have searched each year for a tree that is shorter. And, funnily enough, right here in this exact same lot, a place I first visited when my now 25-year-old daughter was 3, when she was an only child and the apple of my eye. We visited on just such a cold evening with a strong onshore wind blowing and the bare light bulbs swaying between green-painted 2-by-4 posts and lashing the standing trees, sending them tumbling all around us. This, mind you, never would have worked because certain people in our household have favorite decorations, junk mostly produced in classrooms and so similar in appearance that nobody can tell who made what out of plaster, glue and red glitter – glitter being the herpes virus of the arts and crafts world. Most of all, my son was not going to let pass unnoticed this opportunity to be cheery, which is why he suggested an end run, saying, “We can do an end run on Caitlin and Rachael if we get a tree tonight.” This is what I like about having a boy. The females of our family would never have suggested an end run. That’s because, as disparate as they are in their views and tastes, they would never dream of not acting as a group in this matter, of not cooperating as females so often do. But Boy Wonder and I are different. We are not adverse to end runs, to picking out a tree without having to endure the now traditional hour of female rancor, of not agreeing at all until a compromise tree is finally selected, a compromise tree being one that actually pleases nobody. Like the year that one sister wanted a pink-flocked tree and the other one wanted one that was bigger than our house. OK, so maybe I shouldn’t have asked the two high school girls who offered to assist us where I might find the least expensive tree. Wait! Boy Wonder just read what I wrote, which is why I hate to have people hovering near my shoulder. What follows is his version of events in his own semi-literate words: My dad asked this one girl who I’ve seen at the YMCA dances, “Where do you keep the cheap trees?” And the girl said, “The discount trees are over there.” I said, “My uncle is just kidding. We want to look around.” She said, “Is this really your uncle?” I said, “I wish.” That’s when my dad picked up the first tree he found in the discount pile and said, “This is perfect and it’s $24.95. Close to my favorite price.” His favorite price happens to be free. Actually, it is a nice tree. Only it’s about 6 feet tall and our ceilings are like 100 feet tall so it looks like something he paid $24.95 for. But, I guess he saved some money that will probably go into my college fund, if he ever starts one for me. What’s good is how the whole thing took maybe six minutes instead of 5,000 hours and nobody argued. Go Gators! Now it’s me again. That isn’t at all how it happened and that Gator ending is silly. But I’m going to let it stand because he did a good job with the quotation marks. Still, it felt good to finally have a tree because even I can’t do without doing fun stuff like stupidly fastening the thing to a soft-top Jeep with the help of two twine-wielding 4-foot-tall girls and 90-pound Boy Wonder. And without using Sunday afternoon to put the thing on a stand and get it into the house where it immediately filled the place with a deep forest smell. Then we did what we always do. We wound it with lights and put our golden angel on its top-most stem under a ceiling still marked with much bigger Christmas trees past. This was followed by the calling in of big sister who, as we sat and watched the tradition unfold, undid our sloppy work and made it perfect. I want to hear from you. Connect with me at john.bogert@dailybreeze.com or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077.160Want 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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Champions League Draw – Relive our LIVE coverage!

first_img(function() {var lb24 = document.createElement(‘script’); lb24.type = ‘text/javascript’; lb24.id = ’24lbScript’; lb24.async = true; lb24.charset=”utf-8″;lb24.src = ‘//v.24liveblog.com/embed/24.js?id=1405794’;(document.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0] || document.getElementsByTagName(‘body’)[0]).appendChild(lb24);})(); Follow the Champions League group stage draw LIVE 1center_img It’s that time again… yes, it’s this season’s draw for the Champions League group stages.For the first time in its history, FIVE English teams will be playing in the group stage of Europe’s premier competition, while Celtic round off the British contingent.The draw is due to start at 5pm UK time and you can follow it all right here, and listen to live coverage on talkSPORT 2 here…last_img read more

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