The art of serenity

first_imgARTY types in Berwick and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend a new event in Wilson’s Botanic Park. Paint in…[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

Night patrol at Officer station

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON NEW Protective Services Officers were deployed to Officer train station this week, bringing their patrol to a…[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

County Minor A Hurling Semi-Final Draw Announced

first_imgThe draws for the Semi-Finals of the County Minor A Hurling Championship was made last night and will see Clarinbridge take on Liam Mellows and Castlegar take on Kilnadeema/Leitrim. Both games will be played on Saturday October the 1st. The same day as the County Intermediate Hurling Semi-Finals. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Weekend Galway Handball Preview

first_imgRepeat orRevenge for Martin Mulkerrins The semi-finals of the O’Neills Senior Singles takes place this Saturday in Kingscourt, Cavan. Martin Mulkerrins faces Westmeath’s Robbie McCarthy in a repeat of their semi-final clash at the Nationals a month ago. It was McCarthy who won that clash and then won the Championship. The Moycullen man will be hoping to avenge that loss and continue his defence of the All-Ireland title that he won for the first time last year. Mulkerrins has looked impressive in beating Dominick Lynch of Kerry 21-5 21-13 before beating Wexford’s Gavin Buggy, 21-8 21-5. McCarthy, who is a three-time All-Ireland champion himself, has yet to drop a game en route to the semi-final. It promises to be a fantastic game of handball. Six Doubles Pairings Aiming to Reach Connacht FinalsThere are six Connacht doubles semi finals taking place on Saturday with each pairing aiming to progress to the finals in two weeks time. Games take place in Moycullen, Claregalway, Williamstown and Salthill. Good luck to all our players.MOYCULLEN 1pmJunior B Doubles: Naoise Ó Flatharta & Máirtín Seoighe (Galway) v Danny Reilly & Alan Wrynn (Leitrim)Junior C Doubles: Paul Conneely& Fiachra Mulkerrins (Galway) v Lose Oskov & Hugh Slevin (Sligo)Junior Doubles: Seamus Conneely & Conor Noone (Galway) v Martin Raftery & Leo Logan (Leitrim)CLAREGALWAY, 3pm Masters B Doubles: Galway (Joe O’Connell & Tommy Duggan) v Michael Bruen & Gerry Coleman (Sligo)WILLIAMSTOWN, 3pmOver 35 B Doubles: KieranHanley & Patrick Ward (Galway) v Michael Browne & Mark Murphy (Sligo)SALTHILL, 3pm Diamond Masters A Doubles: William Corcoran & Michael Shaughnessy (Galway) v Mick Murphy & Michael McMorrow (Sligo)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Two Undefeated Players Clash in League FinalJoe O’Connell will play Cathal O’Conghaile in what promises to be a fantastic division 2 league this Friday evening in Claregalway. After over 250 league games across the four leagues, the final game of the league is down for decision. Joe won all three of his group games to qualify while the InisOirr player won his two group games, a quarter final and a semi final. The game starts at 8pm. All support appreciated.last_img read more

Féile Semi-Finals Line Up Decided

first_imgIn the Justin Cheevers Cup, the first semi-final there will see Mullagh-Kiltormer take on Kilconieron in Duggan Park Ballinasloe at 5.30pm. The second semi-final at 6.30pm will feature Cois Fharraige and Sylane.Tomorrow’s Toddie Byrne Shield Final will be between Mícheál Breathnach’s and Liam Mellows at 12 noon in Kenny Park, Athenry. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email In the Toddie Byrne Cup, the first semi-final will see Loughrea take on Turloughmore in Kenny Park, Athenry at 5.30pm. That will be followed at 6.30pm by Sarsfields versus Oranmore Maree, who secured their spot after a playoff victory over Kinvara. The line up for this evening’s semi-finals in the Under 14 hurling Féile has been decided. last_img read more

Hazard inspires Belgium to 4-0 defeat of Hungary

first_imgCaptain Eden Hazard inspired Belgium to a resounding 4-0 victory over Hungary at Euro 2016 on Sunday, setting up a quarter-final clash with Wales.Hazard set up one goal and scored another as Toby Alderweireld, Michy Batshuayi and Yannick Carrasco completed a comfortable victory.Belgium dominated the opening stages and took the lead after 10 minutes when Kevin De Bruyne swung an inviting cross into the box where centre back Alderweireld rose at the far post to power his header past Hungary keeper Gabor Kiraly.Substitute Batshuayi tapped home Hazard’s low cross with 12 minutes remaining shortly after coming on. The Chelsea player cut inside the Hungary box and then rifled home a superb finish for the third before Carrasco grabbed a late goal.last_img read more

Federer pulls off great escape to reach Wimbledon semis

first_imgRoger Federer put his global army of “Fed-Head” fans through the wringer for four nerve-shredding sets before he kept alive his pursuit of a record eighth Wimbledon title with a 6-7(4) 4-6 6-3 7-6(9) 6-3 win over Marin Cilic the quarter-finals on Wednesday.Novak Djokovic’s shock third round exit had raised hopes that this could be the week when the Swiss finally ends his four-year hunt for an 18th grand slam title, as the Serb had been the only man to beat him at the majors over the past year.However, all those expectations appeared to be heading for the dustbin as Cilic stood one point away from victory — not once, not twice but three times in a pulsating fourth set that had everyone on the edge of their seats.Three huge serves kept Federer alive — just — and he then produced the kind of form, and outrageous shots, that has made him the most successful man in tennis by stealing the tiebreak 11-9.An ace on his first match point finished off the job after three hours, 17 minutes of high drama and carried him into an 11th Wimbledon semi-final, and 40th overall in the majors.“I knew I was in so much trouble in the third and again in the fourth,” Federer said after walking off Centre Court to a standing ovation.“It wasn’t going well for me. So for me it was about staying in the match and somehow hope for his level to drop … and maybe get a bit lucky. That’s exactly what happened at 3-3, 0-40 (in the third set),” added Federer about the game where he saved three break points.“Obviously the breaker was crazy. It was an incredible match. Marin is one of the nicest guys on the tour so I feel sorry for him but for me the dream continues.”The win also made him the most successful player, man or woman, at the majors as he chalked up a record 307th singles win.“I cannot believe Roger Federer won that match. How did he get out of that?” gushed American great John McEnroe.“You’ve got to love the courage that he is able to find a way to do that, that is a killer loss.”Having missed last month’s French Open with a back injury, the five set thriller also delivered a knockout punch to those thinking the Swiss third seed did not have the stamina to last the distance.“It’s really encouraging for me to see that I am improving. As the match goes on, I was able to sustain a really high level of play,” added the 34-year-old, who came back from two-sets down for the 10th time in his career.“My legs were there, my back was there, serving was key. Plus mentally this is going to give me a hell of a boost. I am ecstatic that I was able to come through somehow.”He will face another big-server, Canadian Milos Raonic, for a place in Sunday’s final.last_img read more

NTN wins 6th annual duck curry competition

first_imgAfter a perfect mix of spices and well cooked duck meat, Bramha Persaud of National Television Network (NTN) walked away with the top prize of the 6th annual Digicel Duck Curry competition at  Number 63 Beach, Corentyne, Berbice, on Sunday last.Outshining 19 other competitors, the NTN crew, lead by its owner, walked away with 5,000 as the first prize, while Devesh Darpat who came in second place bagged 5,000 and Looknauth Durbiji who came in third took away 5,000. Coming in fourth was Robert Singh and his team winning 0,000.Upon receiving his award from Director of Marketing, Jacqueline James, Persaud explained that in the past, his team “Bombay Massala” created quite a stir but of recent, they made a decision to change the name while nothing that his mother who is an excellent cook would have prepared the mixture to cook and marinate the duck meat.However, he was thankful to his team for the hard work they put in to make preparations for the big day. A member of his team afterwards thanked Digicel for hosting the competition, nothing that they had lots of fun; although reluctant to release the recipe that gave them the top spot. This year’s competition took on a different dimension since those who participated had the opportunity to show off their cutlery skills.Digicel’s Public Relations Officer Vidya Sanichara explained that the company received an overwhelming response with respect to registration, adding that the company even received two registrations after the cut-off date – they had already received the quota to participate.However, due to the amount of registration forms received, the company is hoping that the next competition caters for more participants. “We want as much people to participate and next year we are going bigger and better,” Sanichara noted.As the sun set on the day’s competition, the crowd was entertained by Trinidad’s Chutney Sensation, Nishard M and Guyana’s own, Jumo “Rubber Waist” Primo who definitely put on a show.last_img read more

Musings…

first_img…on Christmas and ScroogeYour Eyewitness takes his hat off to Charles Dickens, who – even though he wrote his novels in the mid-nineteenth century –  still speak to us in Guyana with immediacy. It’s not coincidental that Karl Marx was writing about the same phenomena of poor and the powerless – in somewhat less riveting prose! Every year around this time of the year, your Eyewitness returns to the Dickensian classic, “A Christmas Carol”.And no, you young whippersnappers, it’s not about belting out “Deck the halls with boughs of holly!!” It was a time when the grungy English Industrial Revolution was at its apex, and making money (and more money!) was the mantra of the day. In other words, not much different from today; in the developed countries at least – where the top one per cent own 90 per cent of the wealth!Here in Guyana, there isn’t really enough wealth in our top one per cent to appreciate what real income equality’s all about. Let’s just remind you that Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon, saw his wealth increase by US$27.6 billion between 2016 to 2017 to over US$100 billion!! To give you an idea of what that means, Guyana’s ENTIRE GDP in 2016 was US$3.5 billion!! That’s right – he earned in one year more than eight times what the entire Guyana produced that year!! But since everything’s relative – especially deprivation – our disparities are still as stark, aren’t they?So, back to Scrooge and his still-relevant story. Even if you don’t know the story, dear reader, surely you recognise the name “Scrooge” being synonymous with “mean and selfish” from the movie that’s been gracing your TV screen all week! The money-lender Scrooge, was so tight-fisted on those rare occasions when he took a five pound note out of his wallet, the Queen blinked!! To make you understand, he was so mean he wouldn’t have minded throwing five thousand workers into the streets if it meant making a few bucks more profits. “Profits over people” was his mantra!!Anyhow, he had a dream one night on Christmas and is visited by his dead partner, who’d been as mean as he was and who tells him he’d be visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. “Christmas Past” takes Scrooge to see his young self – suffering and lonely at the hands of a cruel father and the death of his beloved sister. Christmas Present shows folks all over London having a good time with their families, even under the most dire circumstances. Christmas Future shows him dying a miserably, unmourned and lonely death.Scrooge, wakes up, wises up and changes his ways. Will our Scrooges, piss poor only yesterday, change their ways?…on Christmas giftsYour Eyewitness isn’t too big on all this gift giving and all that jazz. It’s not that he’s a Scrooge or anything like that (he hopes!!) but he just has this thing about the over commercialisation of what he sees as ought to be a close family affair. It’s just TOO over the top for him. Christmas has joined all the other manufactured “Days” – “Mother’s Day”, “Father’s Day”, “Valentine’s Day”, “Teachers’ Appreciation Day” etc…etc…etc when you’re forced to PROVE your love by buying a gift!Your Eyewitness prefers to show his appreciation of significant others by sitting down with them and breaking bread. What can beat enjoying a meal together, with good conversation and possibly some good Vino or beer? It doesn’t matter what the food is…It doesn’t have to be a suckling pig or a fatted calf. The warmth and joy of being together with those you love will make even thin gruel, taste like New England Clam chowder!Salute to all this Christmas!!…on what might’ve beenYour Eyewitness promised himself he wouldn’t haul the usual suspects over the coals this Christmas Day – even the leaders of the AFC.“De mortuis nil, nisi bonnum” – of the dead one should only speak good!!last_img read more

PVL: PetroGazz seals semis berth after quick win over Motolite

first_imgView comments But most importantly, PetroGazz will enter the Final Four as top team and will face BanKo Perlas in the best-of-three semifinals.Creamline and PacificTown-Army will battle in the other semis duel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We connect on all level, so it’s easier for us to be playing together,” said Johnson. 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—PetroGazz quickly wore down Motolite, 25-19, 25-15, 25-15, Saturday night completing the Final Four cast of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference.The Angels didn’t give the Power Spikers a chance to get on their feet as Wilma Salas and Janisa Johnson scored at will to ensure their 9th win in as many games.ADVERTISEMENT Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks MOST READ Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay Ukrainian prime minister resigns after recordings published Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing PBA: Magnolia shuts down Meralco for 5 straight winslast_img read more