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Police investigate string of shed burglaries

first_imgBy Jessica Anstice In excess of $5000 worth of tools and equipment was stolen from a shed in Avonsleigh overnight on Thursday 23…[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

Main Street Diner — The Place in Nelson to watch World Cup action

first_imgThe place to be for World Cup Soccer excitement, for those people in Nelson not able to make it to Brazil, is the Main Street Diner on Baker Street.Nick Diamond of Main Street has two large televisions on the patio for patrons viewing while having a bite to eat.”We are publishing the day’s feature menu and game viewing schedule on our facebook site. “We’ve also built a feature menu for each set of games based on a team that’s playing. ie. France playing – French menu. Brazil playing, Brazilian cuisine etc…”Main Street Diner is open in town for the 9 a.m. games and will show a (condensed) replay of the morning game at 11 a.m. replay every day before the 1 p.m. game.The tournament is in the knockout stages with the final set for Sunday, July 13. Time TBA.last_img read more

Looking Back – Christy O’Connor Junior

first_imgRalph O’Gorman remembers…. As part of our tribute to Christy O’Connor Junior who passed away last week, Galway Bay Fm Sport replayed our Looking Back segment that remembered his legendary Ryder Cup win over Fred Couples at The Belfry in 1989. Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Arsenal Adams may have laid foundations for the Leicester of LaLiga

first_img Live on talkSPORT 2 It’s a bumper week of action in the Carabao Cup and EFL Leicester shocked the world by winning the Premier League title in 2016 Everton vs Watford (Tuesday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORTBurton vs Leicester (Tuesday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Man United (Wednesday, 8.05pm) – talkSPORTLiverpool vs Arsenal (Wednesday, 7.30pm) – talkSPORT 2Barnsley v Bristol City (Friday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT 2 Getty Images – Getty Getty 2center_img Ramon Azeez (Nigeria), Darwin Machis and Yangel Herrera (both Venezuela) represent their countries at senior level.LaLiga TV pudnit Toni Padilla said: “Their last season in the top division was a disaster. They brought in a lot of players from all over the world but weren’t able to pay their salaries at the end of the season.“This time they listened to the sporting director and the manager and decided to work in a different direction, bringing in players who are not famous.“The owner does not want to lose money and Granada has the third lowest wage bill in La Liga – only Valladolid and Mallorca pay less to their players – but they have such great collective spirit and are a very balanced team.”Preserving their top-flight status would be considered a successful season for Granada, but they could be on the verge of a special season.And it appears Adams eventually got his wish of giving the club back to the fans. Granada have taken LaLiga by storm so far this season.With the postponement of El Clasico, the club took full advantage to leapfrog Barcelona and Real Madrid into top spot by beating Real Betis 1-0 on Sunday.It has been a remarkable turn around for the Spanish club, who were relegated from LaLiga under Tony Adams’ stewardship in a topsy-turvy 2016/17 season that saw his dress sense mocked by the Real Madrid bench during one game. Granada are flying in LaLiga and the club find themselves top of the league Granada have the third-lowest salary cap in LaLiga and fielded a team worth €7million (£6million) which beat Real Betis.The Nazaries have former Tottenham striker Roberto Soldado, one of many Spaniards in their team, leading the line.They have taken 20 points from their opening 10 games, already equalling their points tally in their last season in LaLiga.Around half of the current squad had not played in LaLiga before the 2019/20 campaign, with only three players regularly heading off for international duty. “When Adams took over there were just five Spaniards in a squad of 28 players featuring 20 different nationalities.“Adams insisted that Jiang should restructure the club with a focus on Spaniards – in the boardroom, in the sports directive, in the dugout, and on the pitch.“Jiang took that advice to heart. Antonio Cordon, the former sporting director at Villarreal and Monaco, was brought in to oversee transfer policy with Fran Sanchez as technical director.“Their strategy was to sign not only predominantly Spaniards, but also players with roots in Andalucia.”Granada won promotion back to LaLiga at the second time of asking under popular manager Diego Martinez last season.And he is continuing to work miracles, with his team being described as ‘the new Leicester City’ by the Spanish media.It is a reference to the side that beat the odds to win the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season. “Waiter! A coca cola please!” Real Madrid substitutes mock Tony Adams dress style (via @ElDiaDespues)— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) May 9, 2017Admittedly, the Arsenal legend only took over in April 2017, but results did not improve as Granada lost their remaining seven games to finish rock bottom.Adams named a team of 11 different nationalities in his first game in charge and none of those players were Spanish.The 53-year-old spoke about wanting to ‘give the club back to the fans’ – something that has happened now.English freelance journalist and Granada fan Heath Chesters told the BBC: “Adams couldn’t perform miracles during his managerial stint, but he made some important recommendations to the club’s owner John Jiang.last_img read more

ANALYSIS: Three new MPs, same party colours across London region

first_imgWell, that changed nothing.In a federal election that altered the balance of power in Ottawa, with the Liberals stripped down to a minority government, the 10-riding London region ended up looking the same as it did four years ago.Some of the faces changed, but the same number of Conservatives, Liberals and New Democrats in the same ridings are heading back to Ottawa from this area of Southwestern Ontario.That’s two Liberal MPs and one New Democrat in the urban ridings of London, and seven Conservatives in the rural ridings around the city.Even in three open ridings, where three veteran MPs retired, nothing changed politically.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.But the change in Ottawa does mean area Liberal MPs may no longer have the clout they once had.“It’s been a tough go,” an emotional Liberal Kate Young said after keeping her London West seat.“It hasn’t been easy. We had a majority government and we had a lot to prove. We had such a great plan and now we’re going to be able to keep moving forward.”In London North Centre, Liberal Peter Fragiskatos eventually pulled away from Conservative Sarah Bokhari and the NDP’s Dirka Prout, but his share of the vote fell to 43 per cent. Fragiskatos won the riding in 2015 with more than 50 per cent of the vote.“We’ve been able to deliver real results for London,” he said. “I want to keep doing these things, I want to keep focusing on this work.”In London-Fanshawe, NDP candidate Lindsay Mathyssen easily won the seat held by her mother, Irene Mathyssen, the representative for 13 years before retiring.“They are large shoes,” Mathyssen said about her mother’s legacy.“I know I have a great deal of work to do, but I meant it when I said it’s showing people that respect and dignity and making sure we are there for them.”Some pundits suggested that Canada’s $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, serviced by defence contractor General Dynamics Land System Canada in London, would loom large in that race.The jobs of hundreds of workers in London rely on the contract, the largest industrial deal in the city’s history.But critics have blasted the Saudi regime over its human rights abuses, including in nearby Yemen, and the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi.The Liberals inherited the contract from Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and put it under review, but have stood by it.NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh had vowed to scrap the contract, suggesting Canada could find other buyers for the vehicles.His stand obviously didn’t hurt Mathyssen.Another close race in an open riding was supposed to play out in Chatham-Kent-Leamington, where 13-year Conservative MP Dave Van Kesteren retired.In the last election, Liberal candidate Katie Omstead finished a close second – about 2,300 votes away — to Van Kesteren.But Conservative Dave Epp walked away with that race.“I’m still a bit overwhelmed, but I am looking forward to the task,” Epp said.In Huron-Bruce, Oxford, Sarnia-Lambton,  Perth-Wellington and Elgin-Middlesex-London, Conservative candidates kept their seats. In Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, newcomer Conservative candidate Liane Rood won easily.“What I heard so much about was affordability and the struggles that families were having paying the bills,” Conservative Karen Vecchio said about her win in Elgin-Middlesex-London.“This is so much different than last time. You know, I’ve been serving for the last four years, so it’s whether or not I’ve done a good job. This is a great way of saying, ‘You’re doing a great job,’” Vecchio said.last_img read more

Spot-fixing scandal: Mohammad Aamir admits to his guilt, say sources

first_imgPakistan’s banned pacer, Mohammad Aamir has apparently admitted for the first time his guilt in the spot-fixing scandal and apologised for his actions.According to well-informed sources, Aamir has spoken in detail to former England captain, Mike Atherton in an interview to Sky Sports, about the spot-fixing scandal and his role in it.”What is interesting is that Aamir spells out the reasons and channels through which he got entangled in the scandal and apparently admits he has learnt from his mistakes and will not repeat them again,” a source said.”He has basically admitted he was wrong in what he did and feels ashamed over his actions and involvement in the scandal and the way he let cricket community and Pakistani nation down,” the source added.The interview was apparently conducted while Aamir was in London after serving three months in a youth detention centre after being found guilty of spot-fixing by a Crown Court there.The youngster who was considered one of world cricket’s brightest young pacers, has yet to apologise publicly and admit his guilt despite returning to Pakistan a few weeks back.Since returning home with his legal counsel, Aamir has shunned the Pakistani media and has not given any statements or interviews.The pacer was convicted along with teammates, Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif for involvement in the spot-fixing scandal during the Lord’s Test in 2010.The three accused were given different jail terms.Amir was sentenced for six months, but was released in February due to good behaviour after serving half his sentence, while the other two are still serving their terms.advertisementlast_img read more

PM Holness Calls on SIDS to Begin Dialogue on Building Resilience

first_img Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Conference this afternoon (Monday, November 26) in the US capital Washington DC, Prime Minister Holness underscored that the discussions on building resilience must include impacts such as increases in sea temperatures, which, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is causing the bleaching of reefs at an unprecedented rate. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has encouraged leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to engage in fruitful discussions with its international partners on building resilience in the Caribbean. Story Highlightscenter_img Prime Minister Andrew Holness has encouraged leaders of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to engage in fruitful discussions with its international partners on building resilience in the Caribbean.Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Conference this afternoon (Monday, November 26) in the US capital Washington DC, Prime Minister Holness underscored that the discussions on building resilience must include impacts such as increases in sea temperatures, which, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is causing the bleaching of reefs at an unprecedented rate.“Caribbean nations require the immediate attention and requisite funding to build resilience to this specific climate impact. This climate impact that we don’t usually speak about, poses a clear and present danger to us in the Caribbean – especially given our heavy reliance on our reefs and shell fish industry,” explained Prime Minister Holness.The Prime Minister stressed the urgency of the discussions as the effects of climate change are increasing rapidly. In that regard, Prime Minister Holness said he is seeking to create and strengthen the national platforms for hazard risk reduction including measures to incorporate them into land use practices and forward-thinking urban planning.In the meantime, Prime Minister Holness announced that he will sign with the Inter-American Development Bank, a new kind of loan product – A Contingent Credit Facility for $285 million. This facility will provide immediate financing during the emergency recovery phase after a sudden event.“Governments in the Caribbean must continue to acknowledge the importance of including disaster risk management in fiscal policy frameworks to efficiently and financially safeguard future development,” said Prime Minister Holness.In his closing remarks, The Prime Minister said he anticipated that SIDS will find alternatives to ultimately enhance disaster risk management capacity and the ability to respond to the increasing impacts of climate change. He also extended gratitude to various international partners.“We are thankful for the teams at the IDB, IMF and World Bank for the continued support that your organizations are providing to our region with respect to climate resilience building. That support has been helpful in the pursuit of a development pathway that is consistent with Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals,” expressed Prime Minister Holness.last_img read more

Federal Conservatives offer prayers and condolences to La Loche

first_imgAPTN National News OTTAWA—Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose offered up prayers and condolences to the Dene community of La Loche, Sask., which is reeling from a tragic mass shooting which left four people dead and seven people wounded.A 17-year-old charged in connection with the shooting, which occurred at a residence and a school, is scheduled to appear in court Monday. The 17-year-old male cannot be named under Canada’s young offender legislation.Two teens, Dayne Fontaine, 17, and Drayden Fontaine, 13, were found dead in the residence. Teacher Adam Wood, 35, and teaching assistant Marie Janvier, 21, were shot and killed at the school.“It is a horrifying event,” said Ambrose. “All Canadians who followed this tragedy or who learned about it later were completely horrified by the violence and have been heart-broken by the young lives that were ended so early.”Ambrose said it was difficult to “imagine your pain,” but she said prayers would be offered for the survivors.“We will pray for you, our prayers are with those who were wounded,” said Ambrose. “In a small community, everyone will feel the impact of this tragedy. As Canadians we offer our support and hope that your community will recover.”[email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more

Saks Fifth Avenue opens in Calgary

first_imgLuxury shoppers have a new destination in Calgary, Saks Fifth Avenue.The new 115 thousand square foot department store officially opens Thursday in the Chinook Centre.The two level space features women’s and men’s items along with luxury handbags, footwear, and accessories.There is also a private jewelry viewing space, beauty treatment rooms, and private shopping suites.A ribbon cutting ceremony at Saks Calgary takes place at 10 a.m.It’s the third Saks Fifth Avenue to open in Canada.last_img read more