Max’s pride lives on

first_imgBy Jessica Anstice Vietnam veteran Max Murray was the face of the Nar Nar Goon RSL sub branch. He loved the Nar Nar…[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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Snax Tigers inspire students in Enga

first_imgThe Tigers arrived in the province on Thursday heading straight to the Wapenamanda Primary School for a stretching session.On Friday the Snax Tigers visited țwo primary schools in Wabag; Wabag primary followed by Par primary just outside Wabag town in the Ambum-Kompiam district.The Tigers team ran basic rugby skills sessions for the 2,500 students of Wabag primary, including ball security, defense and ball passing.They also presented five rugby balls to support the school’s rugby league development programs as well donated 50 cartons of Snax Noodle plus 10 cartons of Snax biscuits to the Wabag Primary School.At Par primary, the team was welcomed by students dressed in traditional regalia.They spoke to the 1,000-plus students on the importance of education as a prerequisite to a successful future, including playing rugby league.The team also promoted their new noodle product, the Snax Noodle.Today they will continue their community obligation by visiting a health facility in Enga.The Tigers are currently in the lead, heading into round 10 of the competition where they will meet the Mioks at Aipus Oval in Wabag.The Mioks are the runner up in last season’s grand final against the Goroka Lahanis and currently sit on the second last spot in the points ladder.(Pictures supplied by Tigers)last_img read more

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Forbes hails her ‘big’ win at WUG

first_imgG.C. Foster College’s Shashalee Forbes is still celebrating her gold medal in the women’s 100 metres at the 29th World University Games (WUG) in Chinese Taipei on Thursday. Forbes, an IAAF World Championships relay bronze medallist, won the event easily in 11.18 seconds from Irene Siragusa of Italy (11.31) and Switzerland’s Salome Kora (11.33). “My race was something else. I see this as a big championship win for me as I have been training very hard all season, and to come here and win the 100m is actually a great moment,” she told The Gleaner from the Games Village. She was quick to heap praise on her management staff for her success. “I know I have great coaching and masseuse staff, who always believed in me, so I am happy I came and dominated and won. This sport has young athletes who also have talent and can do well,” she added. Forbes stated that it was tough for the sprinters as there was not enough time between the semi-finals and final. “After my semi-final, we didn’t get enough time to recover well as they called us 20 minutes later to the call room, which was very difficult for us, but thank God, I came out and delivered,” she said. Her coach, Maurice Wilson, was very pleased with his charge’s success. “I am extremely happy for Shashalee. The win came at a good time to show Jamaicans that there is no need to panic. Our athletes will always rise to the occasion and we just need to support them. Thanks to the G.C. Foster College fraternity, especially Lamar Richards and Marlon Broadbent, who have assisted her on a personal level,” said Wilson. In the men’s 100m final, Tyquendo Tracy finished fourth in 10.28 as Chinese Taipei’s Han Chun Yang won in 10.22. Thando Roti of South Africa was second in 10.24, while American Cameron Burrell was third in 10.27. Jamaica’s other competitor in track and field, Dawnalee Loney, failed to advance to the women’s 400m final after finishing fourth in her semi-final in 54.99 seconds. COACH PLEASEDlast_img read more

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GoL Urged to Prioritize Support to Children, Women Ebola Survivors

first_imgThe Liberian government has been urged to prioritize welfare programs for women and children who survived the devastating Ebola Virus Disease. Speaking at the launching of the non-profit organization, Liberia Women & Children Teenage Mothers Assistance Program, (LICWETMP) yesterday, Mrs. Christal-Dionne Reeves Da-Thong, said women and children were particularly vulnerable in the crisis.  Mrs. Da-Thong, a marketing and communications   professional and a humanitarian, quoted a UNICEF report, that said 75 percent of Ebola cases involved women and children. Quoting the UNICEF report during a program at  St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Monrovia, she explained that 4,519 children were by February this year affected by the outbreak. To counter this Ebola’s negative effect on children and women, Mrs. Da-Thong said the Government of Liberia and its partners must increase their intervention programs to the “most vulnerable groups” in the country, who are women and children. Among other negative by-products of Ebola, she stated,  “is stigmatization that can affect children and women’s self esteem.”  “It is therefore necessary that our efforts are geared towards programs that are designed to help women and children,” Mrs. Da-Thong suggested.  She commended LICWETMP for its bold initiative to concentrate its intervention on children and women in this critical period in which Ebola seemed to be out of the country.  Mrs. Da-Thong, with extensive working experience in the non-governmental sectors in the United Kingdom and Liberia, said LICWETMP’s psychosocial and educational welfare support to the more than 50 children and women need local and international support. “To be able to help many more women and children,” Mrs. Da-Thong said, “The LICWETMP will need international support.”  She also commended LICWETMP for its feeding program, which she noted is vital to create support for children and women who lost parents and spouses.  “These women and children must now depend on the goodwill of society to attend to their needs and your organization has started the ball rolling,” she noted. Yesterday’s program was attended by over 50 Ebola made orphans and women who are being supported by LICWETMP, according to its acting executive director David D. Dennis. At the end of the program, an assortment of school supplies, valued at over USD5,000 were presented to the children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Tiger emerges from ‘most challenging’ career phase with record win

first_imgIt was his first tournament since arthroscopic left knee surgery in August and came after he started the tournament on Thursday with three straight bogeys.Four back surgeries, countless knee operations, marital strife and run-ins with the law meant Woods had not won a major since 2008 and no tournaments since 2013 when he teed up at the Players Championship at East Lake, Atlanta, just over a year ago.He had endured two years out of the game and hobbled out of the February 2018 Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms on his long-awaited return.His ranking plummeted to 656 at the end of 2017, and with form and fitness deserting him many observers felt he might never get the three further tour wins he needed to tie Snead, let alone another major.Not only did he win the Tour Championship for his first victory in five years, but Woods went on to secure a fifth Green Jacket and 15th major at Augusta earlier this year to stand just three behind Jack Nicklaus’s record 18.And now he stands unsurpassed as the most successful PGA Tour golfer of all time after victory at the weather-delayed inaugural tournament in Japan.“Well, it’s satisfying to dig my way out of it and figure out a way,” said Woods, who finished three shots clear on 19-under par.“As far as playing, I didn’t really know that I would come back and play at this level.“But I’ve come back with different games over the years, moving patterns, and this one’s been obviously the most challenging,” he said, after four stunning rounds of 64, 64, 66 and 67 for a three-stroke win.– Olympic ambition –“Then having another procedure a couple months ago and again coming back and winning an event, not easy to do, but I trust my hands and today was no different.”Woods recalled as a five-year-old in 1981 getting to play with Snead for the only time.“I played with Sam at, I think, it was Calabasas Country Club,” said Woods. “He was doing an outing there and I had come out to play the 17th and 18th holes with him.“I remember hitting the ball into a little creek and playing it out of the water and making bogey. I bogeyed the last and he went par-par.“It was the only time I ever got a chance to play with Sam Snead — I was two-down through two,” he smiled.While Snead registered his 82nd win at the age of 52, Woods is nine years younger.“As far as playing until 52, I hope that’s the case,” said Woods.“If you would have asked me a few years ago, I would have given you a different answer, but certainly the future looks brighter than it has.”And that includes coming back to Japan for the Tokyo Olympics next year before defending his Zozo Championship.“I hope to qualify for the team and represent my country,” he said.“I know some of my friends have made Olympic teams before in the past and they said it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.“I’ll be 44 and I don’t know if I have many more chances after that.”0Shares0000(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tiger Woods holds the trophy after winning the Zozo Championship in Japan © AFP / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURAINZAI, Japan, Oct 28 – Tiger Woods said Monday his latest injury comeback to win the Zozo Championship and tie the US PGA Tour’s win record had ended the “most challenging” phase of his storied career.Woods held off Hideki Matsuyama at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club to equal Sam Snead’s record of 82 wins and move to number six in the world rankings from 10th.last_img read more

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Di Maria is being wasted at Man United

first_imgDanny Higginbotham believes Manchester United MUST create more time and space for Angel di Maria – otherwise the club’s record signing will never be able to show his true ability.The former Real Madrid man has struggled to settle at Old Trafford, after completing a £60million switch last summer, and was removed at half-time of the Red Devils’ recent 2-0 Premier League victory over Sunderland.But ex-United defender Higginbotham believes fans should not blame the 27-year-old, and insists Louis van Gaal’s side are not set up to the star’s strengths.“It’s very difficult to bring the best out of Angel di Maria with the way Manchester United are playing,” he told Hawksbee and Delaney.“Di Maria had the most assists in La Liga last season with 17, four clear of Cesc Fabregas, and look at what he is doing in the Premier League with Chelsea.“What you have to do when you have players like Di Maria is get them time on the ball and space.“Every time he gets the ball he has someone really close to him and more often than not he is facing his own goal. You need someone on the pitch to stretch the game.“In football, when you don’t have the ball, you want to make the pitch compact. When you do have it you want it as big as possible. With Man United, whether they’ve got the ball or not, it’s always compact.“You’ve got Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie up top who always want to drop deep. You’ve got wingers playing on opposite sides who want to come infield, Di Maria with his left foot and Ashley Young with his right. All of a sudden, you’ve got four of your most attacking, dangerous players, in the space of about 15 yards.“If I’m playing against that, I’m going to be delighted. When you play against the top teams and you’re one of the lesser teams you always show them into areas where you have plenty of players, usually inside.“The last thing I would want is Di Maria one-on-one against me. That’s the problem Man United have at the moment.“If they have a player up top like James Wilson or Marouane Fellaini, who can stretch the game in a different way, all of a sudden the likes of Ander Herrera, Di Maria, Juan Mata are going to get that vital extra time to make things happen.”Manchester United have a great squad but they have a large majority of players who don’t want to make that run in behind, they all want to come really close.“The opposition can then have one player who is effectively marking two players. The way you’re going to get the best out of Di Maria, Mata and Herrera is to create more time on the ball.”last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Catering Assistant sought for Donegal school

first_imgJob Vacancy: Get Fresh Catering are now recruiting for the above position to join our team in providing Catering Services at Loreto Community School, Milford, Co. Donegal.Catering AssistantApplicants must work well under instructions from the chef.Knowledge of HACCP and Health & Safety ProceduresPrepare and produce food for the area which are assigned to.Handling of Cash and general duties assigned by ChefGeneral Cleaning duties during preparation of foods, to and after canteen serviceApplicants interested in the position can email a copy of their CV onto hr@getfresh.ie or by post to Get Fresh Catering, Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Lifford, Co. Donegal.  Please ensure you provide references as they will be contacted prior to appointing any staff.  Start Date: Immediate StartSalary: NegotiableHours:  Minimum 20 hrs per week (Monday to Thursday)*Family Friendly Hours for anyone with Children or wanting to return to work.* Only those shortlisted for interviewing will be contacted. Closing date for applications,  8th March 2019 Job Vacancy: Catering Assistant sought for Donegal school was last modified: March 1st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:catering assistantget fresh cateringlast_img read more

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COMMEMORATION TODAY FOR 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRUCKLESS BAY DISASTER

first_imgThe two hundredth anniversary of the ‘Bruckless Bay Disaster’ will be marked today.Two hundred years ago tomorrow 200 curraghs capsized in a terrible storm on Bruckless Bay.Locals said that 80 or more lives were lost on that fateful night although the official record states that 42 people were lost. A two-and-a-half tonne engraved Drumkeelan Sandstone rock, has been inscribed by local sculptor Gary McHugh and will be unveiled by Cllr. Frank McBrearty, Mayor of Donegal and Minister of State, Dinny McGinley, T.D. in a landscaped garden overlooking Bruckless Bay at 2pm.A local author, Thomas Colin McGinley (1830 – 1887) under the pen name of ‘Kinnfaela’ wrote a short piece about the disaster in his book, ‘The Cliff Scenery of South-Western Donegal’.He tells a tale he heard from the locals saying it was a scorned witch that created the storm which caused the death of these people at sea.The tale goes something like this – A wondering woman came to town. While she was there she visited the port every morning and the fishermen happily gave her some herring. After a time she came to expect this of the fishermen but eventually this offering ceased. Following that, she vowed she would have her vengeance on the fishermen. She engaged the help of a neighbouring child and using basin filled with water and a wooden bowl said some incantations over the basin while the child looked on. When the wooden bowl had capsized she seemed happy. That night a storm occurred and the ocean raged. The next morning when everything had calmed down there was devastation at the floating debris and overturned curraghs and the loss of so many lives. The woman was nowhere to be seen. Bruckless and Dublin man Aidan McConnell, who has published research on the disaster will also be giving a lecture on the tragedy. COMMEMORATION TODAY FOR 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRUCKLESS BAY DISASTER was last modified: February 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:COMMEMORATION TODAY FOR 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF BRUCKLESS BAY DISASTERlast_img read more

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Pediatricians urge harried parents to give kids more free playtime

first_imgCHICAGO (AP) – Here’s some soothing medicine for stressed-out parents and overscheduled kids: The American Academy of Pediatrics says what children really need for healthy development is more good, old-fashioned playtime. Many parents load their children’s schedules with get-smart videos, enrichment activities and lots of classes in a drive to help them excel. The efforts often begin as early as infancy. Spontaneous, free play – whether it’s chasing butterflies, playing with “true toys” like blocks and dolls, or just romping on the floor with mom and dad – often is sacrificed in the shuffle, a new academy report says. Jennifer Gervasio has a 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter involved in preschool three mornings weekly, plus T-ball and ballet for each one day a week. That’s a light schedule compared to her kids’ friends, and Gervasio said her son in particular has trouble finding buddies who are free to come over and just play. “There’s just such a huge variety of things you can do for your kids if you have the resources, you almost feel why not,” said Gervasio, of Wilmette, Ill. “There is a part of me that would worry if I don’t sign my son up for some of these things, will he not be on par with the other kids.” For now, she says, she resists the pressure, instead allowing her kids plenty of time for looking for bugs, romping at the beach and other play activities they love to do. “I truly believe that they’re better off when they can just do their own thing,” Gervasio said. Numerous studies have shown that unstructured play has many benefits. It can help children become creative, discover their own passions, develop problem-solving skills, relate to others and adjust to school settings, the academy report says. “Perhaps above all, play is a simple joy that is a cherished part of childhood,” says the report, prepared by two academy committees for release Monday at the group’s annual meeting in Atlanta. A lack of spontaneous playtime can create stress for children and parents alike. If it occurs because young children are plopped in front of get-smart videos or older children lose school recess time, it can increase risks for obesity. It may even contribute to depression for many children, the report says. Social pressures and marketing pitches about creating “super children” contribute to a lack of playtime for many families. But so does living in low-income, violence-prone neighborhoods where safe places to play are scarce, the report says. It says enrichment tools and organized activities can be beneficial but should not be viewed as a requirement for creating successful children. Above all, they must be balanced with plenty of free play time, the report says. “In the current environment where so many parents feel pressure to be super parents, I believe this message is an important one,” said Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, the report’s lead author and a pediatrician at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Noted pediatrician and author Dr. T. Berry Brazelton praised the academy’s report. “I hope it will have some effect,” Brazelton said. Children overscheduled with structured activities “are missing the chance they have to dream, to fantasize, to make their own world work the way they want it. That to me is a very important part of childhood,” Brazelton said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips160Want 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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