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first_imgWEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL NETBALL COMPETITION PREVIEW – FINALS WEEK 1 After all the trials and tribulations of the home and…[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. By Russell Bennett last_img

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Haileybury hits heights

first_imgHaileybury College’s innovation, exceptional programs and international vision have been rewarded at the Australian Education Awards. Haileybury College CEO and…[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. By Jessica Anstice last_img

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Selects Michalchuk scores twice for TRU

first_imgThe Wolfpack also defeated Clark College 1-0 and Wenatchee College 8-2 during the weekend trip.Michalchuk is one of two players from Nelson Youth Soccer on the squad. Defender Julia Burkart is also a rookie on the TRU roster. Both players were part of the NYS U18 Selects Provincial B Cup winner team this summer.Michalchuk and Burkart are joined by U18 teammate Chantal Gammie of Smithers.TRU completes the exhibition season Saturday in Kamloops with a game against Douglas College Royals at Hillside Field. The Wolfpack open the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) season September 8 at home against MacEwan Griffins of Edmonton. Nelson Youth Soccer grad Shianne Michalchuk is quickly getting accustomed to playing at the university level.The NYS grad scored twice to spark Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack to a 3-1 victory over Columbia Basin College Saturday during an exhibition road trip to Washington State.last_img read more

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Ray Parks, Blackwater survive Ginebra in OT for 2-0 start

first_img“For a rookie to have that mentality says so much about how much of a winner he is,” Dimaunahan said of Parks, who was also one of the heroes in the team’s conference-opening win over Meralco last weekend.“I just have so much trust for my guys—not only on Rayray. Anybody of the guys could erupt … I’m so grateful of my players for playing such way. I couldn’t ask for more. They did not fold.”Gin Kings reinforcement Justin Brownlee figured in a duel with his Alab teammate in Parks, scoring seven points in the extra period.Though with the ball in his hands in the dying moments of the game, the beloved Ginebra import decided to kick it out to Scottie Thomspon, whose triple was way off.Brownlee finished with 44 points, 10 boards and seven assists. Greg Slaughter added 24 more but he was the lone local to produce in twin digits.ADVERTISEMENT The second overall pick showed otherwise, scoring 10 of Blackwater’s final 14 points as the Elite stunned defending champion Barangay Ginebra in overtime, 108-107, and notched their second straight victory in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I can’t explain it. But I always thought that our team is built for this,” said coach Aris Dimaunahan, who once played for Ginebra.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Those tuneup games that we had readied us for games like this. [Our last] game was a hell of a game. This one was a hell of a game, too.”Parks and import Alex Stepheson each scored 28 points to lead the Elite while Mac Belo tossed in 20 more. NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy 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 Yu Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nick Kyrgios out of French Open, tournament that ‘sucks’ LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines–Ray Parks made it clear from the get-go he’s merely a humble addition to an offensively loaded roster.ADVERTISEMENT The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Blackwater takes on the 0-2 Columbian squad next, while Ginebra looks to recover from narrow loss when it goes up against 1-1 Meralco. Both contests are on Sunday at the Big Dome.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard View commentslast_img read more

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Govt Councillor chides poor service at Suddie Hospital

first_imgGovernment Councillor Naithram has spoken out about the poor service being offered at the Suddie Public Hospital, on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Speaking at the statutory meeting in the boardroom of the Regional Democratic Council at Anna Regina for the month of May, Councillor Naithram said he is very dissatisfied at the kind of service offered at the public medical institution. He said the Hospital serves as a “monument” instead of a medical facility.Councillor NaithramHe reflected on a recent incident where he said his wife was admitted at the hospital and was treated poorly. He said first of all, there were insufficient drugs available and before his wife was admitted in the ward of the Hospital, she was taken to the Intensive Care Unit instead.“This is what people are facing at the Hospital… no proper service, no drugs nothing. How can they say free medical service in Guyana when people are suffering,” Naithram questioned.The Government Councillor related that his wife was given a prescription to purchase medication at a private pharmacy. He said prior to that, his wife also complained that the doctor that was supervising the ward was under the influence and she was awoken by the stench of his alcoholic breath.Like his wife, Naithram said many other patients are experiencing the same situations at the medical institution. He alleged that persons are falling sick instead of recovering after visiting the hospital. “The poor are suffering, the Government needs to intervene, Suddie Hospital is getting worse,” Naithram said.During the discussion, head of the Health and Sanitation Committee and People’s Progressive Party Councillor, Arnold Adams, said recently there was a death in the Good Hope area and family members of the deceased claimed if the hospital had the necessary drugs to treat their mother, she would still be alive today.Adams therefore called on Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence to launch an investigation into the operations at the Suddie Public Hospital, since there is an issue relating the services offered.Most of the medical equipment is non-functional or malfunctioning and there is also the prevailing issue of a shortage of drugs.last_img read more

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Charlton sign highly-rated Tottenham youngster on loan

first_img Young Tottenham defender Milos Veljkovic 1 Charlton have signed Milos Veljkovic on loan from Tottenham for the rest of the season.The 19-year-old arrives from White Hart Lane with a glowing reputation, having previously captained Spurs’ under-21 side.Veljkovic can operate in either the centre of defence or midfield and has already gained experience of the Championship with a previous loan spell at Middlesbrough.However, during his spell at the Riverside this season Veljkovic only made four appearances and it is hoped his spell with Charlton will increase his playing time.The Serbian will wear the number five shirt at the Valley and is available for Charlton’s clash with Wolves on Saturday.last_img

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That touch is just incredible! Barcelona ace is at top of his game

first_imgBarcelona thrashed Athletic Bilbao 6-0 to keep their Liga title hopes on course.Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick and Lionel Messi and Neymar both scored along with Ivan Rakitic.And what about this for a bit of control from Neymar?As well as the trio known as ‘MSN’, Real Madrid’s own threesome of Bale, Benzema and Ronaldo also scored, but which trio of players are better?Football’s greatest ever trios Watch a video of Neymar’s superb touch 1last_img

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Snow closes Interstate 5 to traffic at Grapevine

first_imgSnow from the latest storm to cross over the Southland has closed Interstate 5 at the Grapevine, forcing motorists to detour through the Antelope Valley, the California Highway Patrol said. The closure at Parker Road was ordered at about 9:25 p.m., Officer Alex Gonzalez said. Drivers on the Golden State Freeway were diverted to the Antelope Valley freeway and state Route 58. About four inches of snow has fallen near Frazier Park on the Kern County side of the Grapevine since 8 p.m. as a fast-moving winter storm passed over the region, said Curt Kaplan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service based in Oxnard. “It’s going to continue overnight with showers in Southern California,” he said. “In the morning, it’ll start to clear up a little.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ 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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Economic optimism rebounds

first_imgNEW YORK – Americans’ optimism in the economy rebounded in March, sending a widely followed barometer of consumer sentiment to a near four-year high, a private research group said Tuesday. The Conference Board said its consumer index climbed 4.5 points, to 107.2, the highest level since May 2002, when the reading was 110.3. Analysts had expected a reading of 102. The latest measure was up from a revised 102.7 in February, which was down 4.1 points from January and broke a three-month rebound from last year’s Gulf hurricanes. “The improvement in consumers’ assessment of present-day conditions is yet another sign that the economy gained steam in early 2006,” Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center, said in a statement. “Consumer expectations, while improved, remain subdued and still suggest a cooling in activity in the latter half of this year.” The upbeat report on consumer confidence is an encouraging sign for retailers, whose sales of spring fashions have been uneven amid cool temperatures. Economists closely track consumer confidence because consumer spending accounts for two-thirds of all U.S. economic activity. The component of the consumer confidence index that assesses views of current economic conditions rose to 133.3 from 130.3. Another component, which measures consumers’ outlook over the next six months, improved to 89.9 from 84.2 in February. Despite the improvement in consumer confidence, a modest stock market rally evaporated after the Federal Reserve raised a key interest rate by a quarter percentage point Tuesday afternoon and left the door open for further rate hikes. The new level of 4.75 percent in the federal funds rate is the highest in five years and will likely lead to higher consumer borrowing costs. The Dow Jones industrial average, up modestly before the Fed’s announcement, headed lower and closed down 95.57 at 11,154.54, according to preliminary indications. Broader stock indicators also fell. Shoppers face conflicting reports about the economy. Job growth has been encouraging, and a rising stock market has helped boost confidence among higher-income consumers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want 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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Moussaoui gets life

first_img“He’s a wannabe who deserves to rot in jail.” But Patricia Reilly, who lost her sister Lorraine Lee in the New York attacks, was deflated. “I guess in this country you can kill 3,000 people and not pay with your life,” she said. “I feel very much let down by this country.” The verdict came after four years of legal maneuvering and six weeks of testimony that put jurors on an emotional roller coaster and gave Moussaoui a platform to needle Americans and relish the pain of the victims and their families. Judge Leonie Brinkema was to hand down the life sentence this morning, bound by the jury’s verdict. Offering assurance to the losing side, she told prosecutors: “The government always wins when justice is done.” Moussaoui smiled at that. The outcome was a stinging defeat for the Justice Department and Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, a former federal prosecutor in Alexandria who was overseeing the case. He said afterward, “The jury has spoken and we respect and accept that verdict.” Moussaoui is expected to spend the rest of his life at the federal maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo. In Paris, his mother, Aicha El Wafi, told France-Info radio: “I feel nothing. I am dead, because my son was wrongly convicted.” The jury did not reach the unanimity required for a death sentence against the man who claimed a direct role in the Sept. 11 attacks even though he was in jail at the time on immigration charges. During the trial, no one disputed that Moussaoui came to the United States intending to do harm and that he received flight training toward that goal. But his lawyers contended he was an al-Qaida outcast who was not trusted with the knowledge of the Sept. 11 plot. Outside the courthouse, defense attorney Gerald Zerkin said of the jurors: “It was obvious that they thought his role in 9/11 was not very great and that played a significant role in their decision.” The closest the jurors came to unanimity in finding mitigating factors was on two questions involving his troubled childhood. On the first count of conspiracy to commit international terrorism, nine cited his unstable early childhood including stays in orphanages and a lack of emotional and financial support, and nine also cited physical and emotional abuse by his father. Using evidence gathered in the largest investigation in U.S. history, prosecutors achieved a preliminary victory last month when the jury ruled Moussaoui’s lies to federal agents a month before the attacks made him eligible for the death penalty because they kept agents from discovering some of the hijackers. But even with heart-rending testimony from nearly four dozen victims and their relatives – testimony that forced some jurors to wipe their eyes – the jury was not convinced that Moussaoui, who was in jail on Sept. 11, deserved to die.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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe extraordinary 42-page verdict form in this sentencing trial – with its lists of aggravating and mitigating evidence – provided clues to the thought process the jury engaged in during 41 hours of deliberations over seven days. But the jurors slipped away from the courthouse without speaking to reporters, so how much weight they gave each factor remained unknown. The verdict form said only that they couldn’t agree unanimously on execution and thus Moussaoui must be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of release. There was no word on exactly how many voted for life and how many for death. But Moussaoui crowed on leaving court after the 15-minute hearing: “America, you lost. … I won.” Some victims’ families said he got what he deserved. Carie Lemack, whose mother, Judy Larocque, died on hijacked American Airlines Flight 11, which crashed into the World Trade Center, said her mom didn’t believe in the death penalty and would have been glad Moussaoui was sentenced to life. “This man was an al-Qaida wannabe who could never put together the 9/11 attacks,” Lemack said. ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After listening to six weeks of argument, tears and revelations, more of the jurors who spared Zacarias Moussaoui’s life were moved by the confessed al-Qaida conspirator’s turbulent, deprived childhood than by claims that he was a delusional psychotic seeking martyrdom. In rejecting execution, some of the nine men and three women, drawn from the suburbs of the nation’s capitol near the Pentagon, also seemed to be swayed by the limits of his role in the deadliest terrorist attack in the nation’s history. The jury couldn’t agree unanimously on government contentions that the 37-year-old Frenchman, who was in jail on Sept. 11, 2001, caused the deaths of the nearly 3,000 people who died that day, or that he acted in a heinous, cruel or depraved manner. Three of them even made a point of writing that – despite Moussaoui’s dramatic testimony claiming to be a part of the plot – he had limited knowledge of the plans for the suicide jetliner hijackings of 9/11. last_img read more

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