Weideman explodes for 44 points

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes The Pakenham Warriors had a great weekend of Big V basketball, claiming four wins from four outings….[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

Kootenay Ice gets snowed under by Cariboo Cougars

first_imgThe B.C. Major Midget Hockey League leaders put some serious hurt on the basement dwellers from Kootenay this weekend in the Sunflower City.The Cariboo Cougars out scored the Ice 18-6 in two games to sweep the BCMMHL series this weekend at the Community Complex.The Cougars opened the series scoring four power play goals en route to a 9-4 victory over the Ice Saturday. Cariboo, first place in BCMMHL standings with a 7-2-1 mark, completed the sweep Sunday, pounding Kootenay 9-2 Sunday.It took the Cougars just over a period to get rid of their bus legs.The slow start allowed Kootenay to take a 3-2 lead into the first period intermission thanks to goals by Quinn Klimchuk of Castlegar, Trail’s Jake Lucchini and Mitch Foyle of Fruitvale.But Cariboo erased the one-goal deficit by outscoring the Ice 3-1 in the second.The Cougars added a four-spot in the third, including three goals on the power play, to complete the rout.John Skeet of Christina Lake completed the scoring for Kootenay.Ryan Forbes, who finished the game with five points including two goals, led Cariboo. Logan Styler also scored twice for the Cougars.Sunday, Cariboo held leads of 2-0 and 6-1. Eli Jarvis paced the Cougar attack with five points — a goal and four helpers.Nathan Craft scored three times for Cariboo. Grayson Reitmeier of Nakusp and Lucchini replied for KootenayFemale goalie Kimberley Newell and Brett Soles split the netminder duties for Kootenay.The Ice, falling to 1-6-1 on the season, travel to Victoria Saturday to meet the South Island Thunderbirds in the first of two meetings.The T-Birds, 1-6-3, are two points ahead of the Ice in BCMMHL standings.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Celtic Challenge Finals On Saturday

first_imgThe Celtic Challenge U17 Division 1 final will take place at 5.40pm on Saturday in Carlow as Galway Maroon play South Tipperary. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Full List Of Finals Are As Follows….last_img

JFF, Umbro unveil new kits

first_imgUmbro has unveiled the new home and away kits for the Jamaica Football Federation National Teams, with a campaign inspired by the unique culture and energy of the Caribbean nation.​ The new JFF/Umbro home and away kits will be worn by the JFF this week – the away design will make its debut in today’s friendly fixture against Ecuador in New York, while the home will feature as Jamaica begin their CONCACAF Nations League campaign versus the Cayman Islands at the National Stadium on Sunday. The new home jersey is in Jamaica’s traditional vibrant gold colour, with a striking black, green and gold taping design on the sleeves inspired by the Umbro double diamond logo and the country’s iconic flag. On the body of the shirt there is a subtle embossed graphic inspired by the palm trees that line the Jamaican coastline. Black shorts with the colourful taping trim and yellow socks complete the home look. The away shirt is sure to start some lively conversations amongst football fans, with an eye-catching design inspired in equal parts by current trends for strong graphics and the vibrant culture of Jamaica. A black jersey with green collar and sleeve trims, it features a vivid, colourful graphic on the mainbody that draws from the colours of the Jamaican nation, the energy of the island’s culture and Umbro’s timeless diamond logo. The Reggae Boyz nickname features on the back neck in yellow, while a tonal black version of the home kit’s taping design runs down the sleeves of the shirt and also features on the accompanying yellow shorts.  Black socks complete the away strip. Both home and away kits are crafted from lightweight performance materials designed for movement and breathability. Both designs will be worn throughout Jamaica’s involvement in the CONCACAF Nations League tournament, with the ultimate aim of qualification for the 2022 World Cup. The new Jamaican 2018/19 Kits go on sale on September 7, 2018 and replicas may be ordered at that time online at www.JFF.Livelast_img read more

How can GECOM conduct an election without a budget?

first_imgDear Editor,The Minister of Communities recently announced 12th November 2018 as the date for Local Government Elections (LGE).This announcement implies the obvious clear signal by the Guyana Elections Commission of readiness; albeit, the oblivion surrounding new Local Government areas, and the tight schedule implications for all concerned stakeholders.The required notice comes with a measure of pomposity as it relates to the Government’s so-called interest in democracy at this level. The superfluous talk-up must be recognised for the deception it seeks to camouflage. This is given the Coalition Government’s subversion of the Local Government Commission; the rather numerous acts of non-support, and often tolerated disruptive thuggish actions by many of their agents in councils of Local Authority Areas they did not win at the last LGE.Local Government Elections is a serious matter, and GECOM’s readiness must be transparent, timely, and equally revealing to all stakeholders, persons and groups contesting the Elections, and voters at large. The Chairman, Mr Patterson, recently boasted of his confidence in GECOM’s Public Relations mechanism to achieve this end. Observably, however, one cannot agree that these expectations have been efficiently and sufficiently met. Cases in point are as follows:GECOM is yet to prepare a budget for the elections. While it is known that G$2.9 billion has been approved in appropriations by the National Assembly for the event, it is sad that the sincerest view of the general public is that this will be yet another opportunity for the GECOM Secretariat to spend wild and have a three-month party.We are yet to hear about the clear demarcation of the constituencies in Local Authority Areas to be served by specific Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs). Clear lines of demarcation of the boundaries is a must.While we are hearing that Minister Ronald Bulkan announced that there will be ten additional local Authority Areas, GECOM must clearly provide the communities and the leaders of the communities with all the relevant information, so that the candidates can prepare themselves properly for the up-coming elections.Minister Bulkan, in June this year, published in the Official Gazette an order to remove fourteen constituencies from well established areas. This gerrymandering is a matter of serious concern, and citizens are contending that this will further complicate the situation and lead to confusion. Splitting the NDCs will create serious problems, as there are several issues that are pending since 2016 Local Government Elections. The Malgre Tout and Canals NDCs suffered serious unsolved boundaries’ problems, and the Commissioners at GECOM cannot leave these boundary issues to the fantasy of the GECOM Secretariat.How can GECOM conduct an election without a budget? The Minister is absolutely correct to say that there is wasteful and un-necessary spending at the GECOM. Presently, the public is questioning the extravagant spending on transportation and meals at the just concluded continuous registration. Hundreds of friends and families of a particular party are employed, or they are on the payroll just to provide cover-up for the massive spending at the Secretariat.Guyanese are now demanding that the numerous transactions must be done in a transparent and accountable manner!!The Commission must ensure that proper consultations are done with the relevant stakeholders — inclusive of political parties and the residents themselves — regarding the newly instituted boundaries of the Local Authority Areas. In this respect, there is need for much clarity.Further, in the Local Authority Areas which now have reduced constituencies, a comprehensive boundary plan has to be established and tested before been put into operation. The Commission should edify the population on the criteria used in defining those new boundaries. A search on the website and the Official Gazette is yet to reveal the authority to which the new boundaries would be established.The Commission should also inform the nation on whether the new Local Authority Areas had their demarcation of boundaries done recently, or whether they are using the old established demarcations.In essence, the problems — old and new — MUST be effectively addressed by GECOM. As much as possible, the general public has to be informed, in a timely manner, of procedural changes, and be given clear and precise directions.We look forward to GECOM’s pronouncements on how the dissemination of key information is evaluated, and what actions are taken when the approaches prove to be less than effective.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Pathologist: Doctor inadvertently killed Beethoven

first_imgPrevious research determined that Beethoven had suffered from lead poisoning, first detecting toxic levels of the metal in his hair and then, two years ago, in bone fragments. Those findings strengthened the belief that lead poisoning may have contributed – and ultimately led – to his death at age 57. But Viennese forensic expert Christian Reiter claims to know more after months of painstaking work applying CSI-like methods to strands of Beethoven’s hair. He says his analysis, published last week in the Beethoven Journal, shows that in the final months of the composer’s life, lead concentrations in his body spiked every time he was treated by his doctor, Andreas Wawruch, for fluid inside the abdomen. Those lethal doses permeated Beethoven’s ailing liver, ultimately killing him, Reiter told The Associated Press. “His death was due to the treatments by Dr. Wawruch,” said Reiter, head of the Department of Forensic Medicine at Vienna’s Medical University. “Although you cannot blame Dr. Wawruch – how was he to know that Beethoven already had a serious liver ailment?” Nobody did back then. By George Jahn THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VIENNA, Austria – Did someone kill Beethoven? A Viennese pathologist claims the composer’s physician did – inadvertently overdosing him with lead in a case of a cure that went wrong. Other researchers are not convinced, but there is no controversy about one fact: The master had been a very sick man years before his death in 1827. Only through an autopsy after the composer’s death in the Austrian capital March 26, 1827, were doctors able to establish that Beethoven suffered from cirrhosis of the liver as well as edemas of the abdomen. Reiter says that in attempts to ease the composer’s suffering, Wawruch repeatedly punctured the abdominal cavity – and then sealed the wound with a lead-laced poultice. Although lead’s toxicity was known even then, the doses contained in a treatment balm “were not poisonous enough to kill someone if he would have been healthy,” Reiter said. “But what Dr. Wawruch clearly did not know that his treatment was attacking an already sick liver, killing that organ.” Even before the edemas developed, Wawruch noted in his diary that he treated an outbreak of pneumonia months before Beethoven’s death with salts containing lead, which aggravated what researchers believe was an existing case of lead poisoning. But, said Reiter, it was the repeated doses of the lead-containing cream, administered by Wawruch in the last weeks of Beethoven’s life, that did in the composer. Analysis of several hair strands showed “several peaks where the concentration of lead rose pretty massively” on the four occasions between Dec. 5, 1826, and Feb. 27, 1827, when Beethoven himself documented that he had been treated by Wawruch for the edema, said Reiter. “Every time when his abdomen was punctured ? we have an increase of the concentration of lead in the hair.” 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

TEA AND PING-PONG! ERRIGAL COLLEGE’S TRIP TO CHINA – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgThe students visited the Bund and the Pudong Skyline.A group of TY students from Errigal College in Letterkenny are on a first for Donegal.The students have embarked on a trip of a life time to China, spending 11 days engaging in cultural activities and attending local Chinese school.This is the first cultural exchange in the county for a post primary school, and Errigal college are delighted to be leading the way with such an initiative. The students have been learning Mandarin Chinese in the college and now hope that their trip to china will further enhance what they have been learning.The school asked Donegal Daily to carry this daily diary of what they have been up to.Day 1- Thursday 15th:In expectation and excited the students depart from Letterkenny at 2.30am for check in at Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. The emphasis of the trip is experiencing and exchanging Cultural ideas. Midway through our transfer between Dublin and Shanghai we stopped in Abu Dhabi. Day 2- Friday 16th:Being greeted at the airport.We were greeted at Shanghai Airport by our hosts from Zhida who assisted us with our transfer to our Hotel in downtown Shanghai. The students checked in and rested for a short time before experiencing the Shanghai underground and East Nanjing Road students were fascinated by the volume of people, the street entertainment and the high end shopping.Day 3- Saturday 17th:These people have entertaining down to a ‘tea’!We were warmly greeted to a civic reception at the Gonghexin Community Cultural Activity Centre. The opening ceremony consisted of a demonstration of Chinese traditional musical instruments, followed by an award winning Chinese Tea Ceremony performance.The students enjoyed a traditional Chinese lunch and relaxation time which consisted of Chinese Ping-Pong. This was the opening event where the students were paired with their Chinese partners. The students were introduced to both Cultures and followed this up with prepared role plays they had worked on in their respective language classes.The students followed a traditional dinner of Chinese Dumplings with a visit to traditional Chinese market.The students relaxed by playing some ping pong.Day 4- Sunday 18th:In the morning the students took part in a Chinese Tea making session where they perfected the skills of Chinese tea making. This was followed by a visit to the Shanghai Tea Museum Club, where the CEO of the Centre greeted the students and showed them the ancient art of tea making and sampling of the different varieties of tea. The students returned to the Gonghexin Centre for an afternoon of traditional Chinese Painting by Ms Lü, who presented the Errigal College with a beautiful water coloured painting of a Peony flower, the traditional emblem of China.The students visited the People’s Park in the centre of Shanghai in the evening time.The students also showed their Chinese hosts how to Irish dance.TEA AND PING-PONG! ERRIGAL COLLEGE’S TRIP TO CHINA – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: August 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Chinacultural exchangeerrigal collegelast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsParticipants are invited to bring a sack lunch; drinks will be provided. For more information, call (562) 464-3450. Cultural group to perform play WHITTIER – Grupo de Teatro Sinergia will perform “Rosa de Dos Aromas,” a comedy about two very different women who find common ground, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Robinson Theatre of the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans will host a fish fry dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at 11912 Rivera Road. Dinner starts at $6. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Library discussion series continues WHITTIER – The Whittier Public Library’s “Lunch at the Library” series will feature a talk by author John Ball, who will discuss his new book about living with Parkinson’s disease, at 12 p.m. Oct. 26 in the library, 7344 S. Washington Ave. Tickets are $5. For more information, call (562) 907-4912. Veterans to hold bratwurst dinner LA MIRADA – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148, 13239 Valley View Ave., will host a fundraising bratwurst dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. There is a $7 per person donation. For more information, call (562) 941-4090. City polls residents on police station WHITTIER – The City Council has awarded a contract to Public Opinion Strategies to poll residents on a bond proposal to fund a new police station. The company will be paid about $22,000 conduct a telephone survey of 400 voters. City officials have said they would need a $47 million to build a police station. A bond in that amount would cost property owners about $47 per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation. For example, an owner whose home is valued at $300,000 would pay $141 a year. City continues oil pipeline franchise WHITTIER – The City Council has granted a franchise to Matrix Oil Corp. to continue operating its pipeline in the city. Whittier will receive $3,073 annually for the franchise. Signups open for blood drive PICO RIVERA – Register for a blood drive and bone marrow registry coming up later this month by visiting the registration booth from 6p.m. on at the fall fiesta at St. Hilary Church, 5465 Citronell St. The blood drive and bone marrow registry will be held Oct. 22 at St. Hilary. It will be held in memory of Cruz Perez Jr. and other people who have battled cancer. For more information, call (562) 261-6681. Women’s group offers dinner PICO RIVERA – The ladies auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6315, 4865 S. Durfee, will serve a meatloaf dinner with mash potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad, and desert from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The suggested donation is $5.50 per person. For more information, call (562) 949-8159. Veterans group to serve breakfast SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road, will serve breakfast to raise funds for veterans from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. The donation is $4 per person. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. – From Staff Reports160Want 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

Electronics to be hot for holidays

first_imgSAN JOSE – Portable music players, cell phones and digital cameras are poised to be in hot demand this holiday season, according to a market survey that also projects a 27 percent boost in spending on electronics gifts. Digital cameras topped the list as the most popular gizmo consumers intend to give this year, followed by a DVD player or recorder. But for the second year in a row, the most wished-for gadget – among adults and teens – was a portable digital music player. The Consumer Electronics Association is to announce its annual holiday survey Monday. With the healthy outlook, the trade group said it expects U.S. electronics industry revenues to reach $140 billion for all of 2006, up more than 9 percent from the $128 billion attained in 2005. For the holiday season, the survey indicates Americans intend to spend about $22 billion in electronics gifts, compared with $17 billion last year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“We’re seeing greater consumer spending across the board and what’s benefiting in particular is consumer electronics,” said Sean Wargo, the association’s director of industry analysis. After digital cameras and DVD devices, the top electronics gifts were a cell phone, portable music player, a video-game system, a portable CD player, a carrying case for laptops or audio players, a television, a cordless phone, additional memory for a digital camera, a notebook computer, and a clock or tabletop radio. Consumers said they intend to spend an average of $804 per household on all holiday gifts – about a quarter, or $195, for electronics. But consumers might be underestimating their electronics spending in responding to the survey. Apple Computer Inc.’s best-selling iPod player, the Nano, ranges in price from $150 to $250. For video games, Nintendo Co.’s upcoming Wii console will cost $250, while Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3 will be $500 or $600, depending on the model. Though some digital cameras cost about $150, many mainstream models ring up to twice that or higher. Buying just one item could eat up or surpass that $195 figure. Consider also that households were planning to buy nine items apiece on average, up from eight last year. Top-five must-have gifts 1. Digital camera 2. DVD player/recorder 3. Cell phone 4. Portable music player 5. Video-game system160Want 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

Liverpool and Tottenham ‘to battle’ over Declan Rice in the summer

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card ADVICE LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The 20-year-old committed his long-term future to the Hammers in December by signing a new five-and-a-half year contract but they could be tested if an offer too good to refuse comes in.The Daily Express report Spurs are plotting a £35million raid for the versatile midfielder while Liverpool are also considering a bid. MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow center_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 1 no dice REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Declan Rice is wanted by both Liverpool and Spurs RANKED Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will reportedly battle it out in the summer to try and sign Declan Rice.The West Ham startlet has caught the eye of a number of top Premier League clubs and he looks destined for big things. BEST OF Mauricio Pochettino’s side have not spent a penny in the last two transfer windows but could be forced to make signings in the summer.The future of some of their stars is in doubt as Christian Eriksen will have just a year left on his contract in the summer with both Real Madrid and Barcelona keen.Toby Alderweireld, meanwhile, can be snapped up for just £25million in the summer after Spurs triggered a clause in his contract last month.last_img read more