Blockbuster at the Cattery

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT ELLINBANK AND DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE PREVIEW – ROUND 16   THE WARRAGUL INDUSTRIALS will head to the Cattery…[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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Women hid in fright

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS TWO women were forced to hide inside a Pakenham home out of fear of a violent intruder…[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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Southland Conference Softball Tournament Tickets Now on Sale

first_img The entire tournament will be streamed on the Southland Digital Network with the exception of the championship game, which will be available exclusively on ESPN3. There will be a minimum of 10 games played during the three-day tournament. Game times the first two days of the tournament are 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Up to three games could be played Saturday, with the first game set for 10:30 a.m. and championship game is scheduled for 2 p.m. An 11th game will be played between the teams in Game 10 to determine the champion if it is the first loss for the losing team. Game 11 start time is TBA. An all-tournament pass, which allows entry into all 11 possible games of the tournament, is $20 for adults or $15 for youth. An all-day pass, which will include four games on Thursday and Friday with the maximum of three games on Saturday, is $10 for adults and $8 for youth. For ticket purposes, a youth is any child ages 3-17. FRISCO, Texas – Tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Southland Conference Softball Tournament, which will be held May 8-10 and will be hosted by Southeastern Louisiana at North Oak Park in Hammond, La. To purchase tickets, contact the Southeastern Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at 985-549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net.center_img All students at Southland Conference institutions will be admitted free with a valid student ID, and all children ages 2 and younger will also be admitted free. The double-elimination tournament will include the conference’s top six teams. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Tournament Ticket Options:·         All Tournament Pass – $20 Adults/$15 Youth·         Single Day Pass – $10 Adults/$8 Youth2014 Southland Conference Softball Tournament ScheduleThursday, May 8Game 1:  No. 4 Seed vs. No. 5 Seed, 11 a.m.Game 2:  No. 3 Seed vs. No. 6 Seed, 1:30 p.m.Game 3:  No. 1 Seed vs. Winner Game 1, 4 p.m.Game 4:  No. 2 Seed vs. Winner Game 2, 6:30 p.m.Friday, May 9Game 5:  Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, 11 a.m.Game 6:  Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4, 1:30 p.m.Game 7:  Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 4 p.m.Game 8:  Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 6:30 p.m.Saturday, May 10Game 9:  Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 10:30 a.m.Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 2:05 p.m.Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, if necessary**A second game will be played between the teams in Game 10 to determine the champion if it is the first loss for the losing team. Game 11 start time is TBA.last_img read more

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I have to defend Jamaica! – Mullings – Boxer still seeking to avenge country with Salas clash

first_img Personal responsibility Mullings said that after seeing Salas defeat four Jamaicans: Sceantonie Johnson, Nico Yeyo, Devon ‘Concrete’ Moncriffe and Holmes in the competition, he owes it to Jamaica to get some revenge on the 19 year-old. “The only reason I want this fight is to bring pride back to Jamaica. Jamaica saw him come and beat four of its fighters,” Mullings told The Gleaner. Mullings said that other than fighting to restore pride to Jamaica, there is not much for him to gain from the match, as Salas is a much younger boxer looking to make his name, while he (Mullings) has already established himself as one of the top fighters in the region. “He definitely has more to gain internationally,” Mullings said. “I have the better record and I’m the more highly-touted fighter. The fight is really for Jamaica.” But Canadian promoter Tyler Buxton disagrees, saying that Mullings would gain more. “Mullings needs a meaningful win,” Buxton said. “Salas could use a name on his record, but he’s still young. Mullings has a small window of time to do something (while) Salas has lots of time.” Buxton said that a fight could not happen any time soon because Salas has a match coming up in December, which he is now focusing on. He added that the sponsorship money is not there for what the fighters want to be paid, but would not say what that desired figured is. Mullings has a professional record of 26 wins, 18 by knockout, and three losses. Salas’ record stands at 11 wins, nine by knockout and one loss. rachid.parchment@gleanerjm.com Two-time Wray and Nephew Contender boxing champion Sakima ‘Mr Smooth’ Mullings said that despite no real progress being made in booking a bout, he is still interested in facing last season’s champion Ricardo ‘Magic Man Salas’ because he wants revenge for Jamaica. After the Mexican-born Canadian fighter defeated Richard ‘Frog’ Holmes in the Contender final last July, Mullings entered the ring and told him he wanted to face him. Salas said he welcomed the idea and both camps had agreed to work on making the match happen.last_img read more

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Can we have a ‘Palms’ (geriatric home) for Berbice?

first_imgDear Editor,As indicated in the media last Friday, the Social Protection Ministry will expend million on the ‘Palms’ in Georgetown, particularly to install “elevators at the Brickdam, Georgetown facility”.Implicit in the report was that the elevators will more specifically serve the staff attached to the Palms by sparing them the effort of climbing the stairs connecting the three floors of the building in order to deliver laundry and food for the residents.We must compliment the Government for trying to improve working and living conditions of the staff and the residents; but given the need to properly prioritise the expenditure of the limited taxpayers’ funds available, one is tempted to question the wisdom of providing more ‘sophisticated’ conditions for ‘privileged’ citizens in/around Georgetown when citizens in other locations, for example in/around New Amsterdam have no such facility.As far as I know, the ‘Dharamshala’ in Berbice situated under the Canje Bridge which connects New Amsterdam with the Corentyne Coast is the only facility in Berbice that attempts to provide the kind of service available at the Palms in Georgetown. However, this facility is in a most deplorable state.Added to the constantly damp, bleak physical conditions is the constant noise and banging sounds from the steady 24-hour day and night traffic over the Canje Bridge which overhangs the Dharamshala structure.Thanks are indeed due to the Ramsaroop family in Georgetown who have been assuming responsibility for the Dharamshala over the many decades of its existence; thanks are also due to the countless other benevolent persons who have been making contributions and volunteering in other ways to keep the Dharamshala going. However, their magnanimous efforts in maintaining the structure at its current location are now tantamount to throwing good money into a site and structure that has long hit rock bottom and is now unsalvageable.The $60 million earmarked for elevators at the Georgetown Palms might be all that is required to construct a Palms for Berbice in a more appropriate location; the old New Amsterdam Hospital site readily comes to mind; better still might be the open space available around the old Mental Hospital compound which is between the current Dharamshala and the current New Amsterdam Hospital compound. I am personally prepared to work along with a team of Berbicians to raise any supplementary funds that may be required.Over to you, our new Minister of Social Protection, who I think is a fellow Berbician!Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

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Steep oil price discounts place oilpatch credit ratings in danger, warns DBRS

first_img“Currently the differential is very high on heavy, it’s very high on light, it’s very high on synthetic, so that’s putting a lot of pressure on cash flows and, obviously, credit metrics as a result,” Vallance said.“It’s very unusual. I’ve never seen … this disconnect between Canada and the rest of the world, unfortunately, because of the increase in supply and not sufficient enough expansion of takeaway capacity.” CALGARY, A.B. – Credit rating agency DBRS Ltd. is warning that some of the big Canadian oil and gas companies it covers could face downgrades in their credit scores if current steep price discounts for their products continue.Such rating cuts could affect the companies’ ability to access credit to fund growth and potentially increase what they pay to service their debt.Energy senior vice-president Victor Vallance of DBRS says the wide difference between oil prices in Western Canada and on global markets is unprecedented and makes predicting energy company profitability and cash flow extremely difficult.- Advertisement -He says the recent drop in London-traded Brent and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate oil prices make the problem even more acute for Calgary-based oil and gas producers, estimating that their credit ratings will deteriorate if discounts don’t improve significantly in the next six months or so.Like most analysts, he blames the discounts on a lack of pipeline capacity to take oil to market, adding that the constraints which initially mainly affected heavy crude grades are now also affecting upgraded synthetic crude from the oilsands and light oil.He says the difference between WTI and Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend crude has narrowed recently because more WCS oil is being shipped via rail and companies are voluntarily curtailing output to avoid low prices.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Governor stuns Hispanic journalists

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s remarks that immigrants should avoid Spanish-language media if they want to learn English quickly left some Hispanic journalists still shaking their heads Thursday. “You’ve got to turn off the Spanish television set” and stay away from Spanish-language television, books and newspapers, the Republican governor had said Wednesday night at a convention of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists in San Jose. “You’re just forced to speak English, and that just makes you learn the language faster.” Schwarzenegger, who immigrated to the U.S. from Austria, was responding to a question about how Hispanic students can improve academic performance. The audience included many journalists who work for Spanish-language media outlets. “I know this sounds odd, and this is the politically incorrect thing to say, and I’m going to get myself in trouble,” he said. “But I know that when I came to this country, I very rarely spoke German to anyone.” Some members of the audience said they were surprised by Schwarzenegger’s comments. “I’m sitting shaking my head not believing that someone would be so naive and out of it that he would say something like that,” said Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. Nogales said immigrants need Spanish-language media to stay informed and “function in this society.” Pilar Marrero, the political editor for the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion, chuckled at the governor’s comments, saying many Hispanics didn’t have time to learn English. “They’re too busy working,” she said. Rafael Olmeda, president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, said most NAHJ members would agree with the governor’s statements. “Most people I’ve spoken to walked away believing that he was trying to say that we must learn English to succeed in American society,” Olmeda said. The Governor’s Office said the statements were no different from what he’s said before. In an editorial published in the San Jose Mercury News last year, Schwarzenegger said English-language immersion is the best way to learn the language. In October, the governor was criticized by Democrats when he said some Mexican immigrants “try to stay Mexican” when they come to the United States and urged them to learn English and U.S. history and “make an effort to become part of America. Schwarzenegger has garnered more Hispanic support than most Republican governors in the past two elections, despite some seemingly anti-immigration blunders – such as praising the Minutemen border militia group on a talk-radio show.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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Antelope Valley Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Costume Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the fourth Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with identification are admitted free. 40 and Up Singles dance, 6:30-10:30 p.m. every Sunday at Lancaster Elks Lodge, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. Call (661) 317-7021. Life Figure Sessions, 2:30-5:30 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Cedar Centre Hall, 44857 Cedar Ave. Cost: $5; students with ID are admitted free. Teen Care and Support Group, for teens who have lost a family member or friend, will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Room 302, Lancaster. Call (661) 945-2777. Palmdale Moose Lodge, 3101 E. Ave. Q, Palmdale, will host bingo games beginning at 1 p.m. Call (661) 947-6777. Revealing Truth, a meditation and spiritual discussion, 4:45-6:15 p.m. Call (661) 723-9967. Antelope Valley Chess Club will meet, 1-5 p.m. at American Legion Post 771, 39463 10th St. E., Palmdale. Call (661) 726-1323. Narcotics Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call (661) 266-2200 or check www.sava-na.org. Overeaters Anonymous will meet, 5-6 p.m. at 44960 Cedar Ave., Lancaster. Call (661) 789-5806. MONDAY Beyond the Light, a socialization and support group for young adults, ages 17 to 25, with mental health issues, will meet, noon-1 p.m. at Transitional Youth Services, 104 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster. Call Bill Slocum at (661) 947-1595. Jazzercise classes, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at George Lane Park, 5520 W. Ave. L-8, Quartz Hill. Call (661) 722-7780.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY J&J Social and Travel Club will host a potluck barbecue pool party, 1-5:30 p.m. in Lancaster. Hosts will provide the chicken, hamburger and soft drinks. Guests should bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Call (661) 267-2586. Nicotine Anonymous will meet, 8-9 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 43824 30th St. W., Lancaster. Call (661) 946-7606. Buklod ng Pagkakaisa (Bond of Unity) Seniors’ Social Hour, 4-7 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W. Jackman St., Lancaster. Meetings feature films, talks, singalongs, talent shows and dancing. Call (661) 723-7876 or (661) 726-5309. last_img read more

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Klopp admits Wijnaldum goal was ‘lucky’ as Liverpool continue perfect start

first_img Getty Images – Getty statement “I don’t think we didn’t play well, it’s not about that. You have to be ready to win a game like this and that’s football. It means you defend well and you attack well.“We had chances, we didn’t have ten chances but then we scored the goal and then we had another three maybe not ‘no brainers’ but close to it.“You have to be ready to fight for the result and that’s what we did.”Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you three live Premier League commentaries across our network Jurgen Klopp heaped huge praise on Sheffield United following Liverpool’s narrow win at Bramall Lane.The Reds won 1-0, with Georginio Wijnaldum’s second-half strike the difference between the two sides. Wijnaldum’s winner came in rather fortunate fashion though – the Dutchman’s tame volley squirming under the usually very dependable Dean Henderson.Liverpool were guilty of not being very clinical, with Sadio Mane wasting two golden chances in the first-half, while Mo Salah should have scored shortly after Wijnaldum’s goal.However, the Premier League leaders got the result they were looking for and continue their perfect start – winning seven out of seven league games.This is only the second time in the club’s history that Liverpool have won their first seven matches of the new league season. Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more AFP or licensors 4 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP update 4 Klopp was impressed by the home side’s performance 4 appointed deals rookie error latest Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Could it be Liverpool’s year in the Premier League? They are two wins away from equalling the record Chelsea set in 2005/06 of coming out on top in their first nine games of the new campaign.But the Blades caused Liverpool plenty of problems and Klopp was quick to commend the efforts of Chris Wilder’s men and the home fans too.When asked by talkSPORT’s Sam Matterface how difficult the match was, Klopp said: “Very! Very difficult because the opponents were very organised and I felt a sensational spirit in the stadium together with the team, it was a really good atmosphere.“[Sheffield United were] fighting, a complete fighting unit to play against and they were really, ready for us to be honest and it wasn’t really a ‘clicking’ day.” What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas However, Klopp also reserved some praise for his team who got the win on a day where they were far from their best.And the German admitted his side got a lucky break when Wijnaldum scored.Klopp added: “I thought we defended the counter-attacks really well… we did well and both wingers were ready to work really hard.“Then we scored the goal which was of course lucky and unlucky for Sheffield United and then we played the game well. Getty Images – Getty Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son PEP TALK LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked Wijnaldum celebrates his winning goal last_img read more

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