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Life-changing puppy pal

Posted in kvziqmgj on August 5th, 2020

first_imgAn online fundraising page has been set up to help the Farano family purchase an assistance dog. For seven-year-old Elijah,…[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

Black Dragon Kickboxing Club ready for World Title Fight

Posted in kvziqmgj on August 3rd, 2020

first_imgAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pete Foley and Paul Huish joined John and Gerry in Studio on Over the Line to talk about their big Fight Night on Saturday the 19th of March headlined by Paul’s World K1 Title Fight against Dwayne Panka from the Mejro Gym in Amsterdam. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

Last IHC quarter final place up for grabs on Saturday

Posted in kvziqmgj on August 3rd, 2020

first_imgSATURDAY – Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1 (Round 7)Venue: Kenny Park, Clarinbridge V Kiltormer 3pm,  Ref: Eoin ShaughnessyVenue: Kenny Park, Kilconieron V Meelick-Eyrecourt 4.30pm,  Ref: Leonard FayCastlegar V Kinvara – Gbfm understands that Castlegar have conceded this gameGroup 2 of IHC is finalised with the four Quarter Finalists known – Group 1 will be sorted this weekend, 3 Quarter finalists already knownprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The quarter finalists in the Intermediate Hurling Championship will be known on Saturday evening. The game between Castlegar and Kinvara is not going ahead in Pearse Stadium we believe, as Kinvara received a walkover from Castlegar, but the other 2 games are on. The fixtures and tables are below: The last quarter final place in the Intermediate Hurling Championship will be decided on Saturday in Athenry with the remaining two games in Group 1 being played.last_img read more

Battle of the Piney Woods Highlights Saturday’s Action

Posted in kvziqmgj on August 2nd, 2020

first_imgTexas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Jasmine Shaw Named Player of the Week: Shaw helped guide the Islanders to two road wins over UIW and Abilene Christian by scoring 28 points against the Cardinals and 26 against the Wildcats. The senior from Cincinnati, Ohio (Winston Woods H.S.), scored 20 of her 26 points against ACU in the second half in only 23 minutes of action. Shaw was very efficient against the Wildcats, shooting 6-for-7 from 3-point range and a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line. On the week, Shaw averaged 27 points, four rebounds, three assists and a steal. She was an impressive 63.3 percent (19-for-30) from the field, 60.0 percent (9-for-15) from behind the arc and 87.5 percent (7-for-8) from the line. Sam Houston State Hosts Stephen F. Austin in ESPN3 Game: This weekend’s nationally broadcasted Southland game will feature defending conference co-champion Sam Houston State against preseason favorite Stephen F. Austin in Huntsville Saturday at 1:30 p.m. In the opening week of conference play, SFA took the first game of the season series with an 89-59 win in Nacogdoches. The Ladyjacks lead the all-time series 56-12. SFA is coming off a close loss at Lamar while Sam Houston edged out Northwestern State Thursday evening. The Ladyjacks are tied for fourth in the league standings with a 7-5 record and are led by junior Porsha Roberts, who averages 15.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. The Bearkats are tied for seventh in the league standings with a 6-6 record and are led by junior Angela Beadle, who averages 15.9 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per contest. Lincoln Rose will be on the call Saturday alongside Jim Haller as color commentator. Women’s Basketball Weekend Update (PDF)News & NotesBattle of the Piney Woods Has Tournament Seeding Implications: With Sam Houston State coming off a win Thursday and Stephen F. Austin falling short against Lamar, only one game separates these two rivals in the conference standings. Currently, the Ladyjacks are tied for fourth at 7-5, one game ahead of the Bearkats, who are tied for seventh at 6-6. With only four weekends left in the regular season, 11 teams are separated by less than four games. Central Arkansas and Lamar are tied for the conference lead at 9-3 while Nicholls is one game behind at 8-4. McNeese State is tied with SFA at 7-5 while Houston Baptist is a half-game behind at 7-6. Three teams are in the seventh position at 6-6 with Northwestern State, Sam Houston and Oral Roberts while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, winners of its last three, and Southeastern Louisiana are making a push at 6-7 and 5-6, respectively. Five 20-Point Performances, Nine Double-Doubles Thursday: Five conference players scored at least 20 points this week, highlighted by Lamar senior guard Gia Ayers’ 30-point performance in a win against Stephen F. Austin. Also reaching the 20-point plateau were Houston Baptist’s Shanice Steenholdt (27 points), McNeese State’s Allison Baggett (24 points), Abilene Christian’s Lizzy Dimba (21 points) and Stephen F. Austin’s Porsha Roberts (21 points). Ayers was also one of nine league players to record a double-double with 10 rebounds. It was her third double-double of the year. Also earning double-doubles were Steenholdt (27 points, 14 rebounds), Roberts (21 points, 19 rebounds), UIW’s Kosisio Mora (20 points, 10 rebounds), Sam Houston State’s Angela Beadle (19 points, 11 rebounds), Nicholls’ Jenny Nash (17 points, 10 rebounds), Central Arkansas’ Courtney Duever (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Southeastern Louisiana’s Aja Gibson (10 points, 13 rebounds) and Nanna Pool (10 points, 13 rebounds). Tickets On Sale for Katy: All-session tickets for the 2014 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 12-16 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, are now on sale. Reserved all-tournament booklets are available for $75, while general admission all-tournament booklets are available for $60 at all Ticketmaster Outlets, and all Southland Conference member institutions. Tickets for each session of the tournament go on sale March 10.last_img read more

Advocacy Groups Push for Justice In Zayzay ‘Suicide’ Case

Posted in kvziqmgj on January 17th, 2020

first_imgIndependent Human Rights Investigators (IHRI), a local based rights group, and the Liberia Independent Advocates for Human Rights (LIAHR) yesterday held a press conference to draw the attention of the government of Liberia (GOL), through the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), to what they referred to as the “culture of suspicious deaths while in the custody of the Liberia National Police (LNP).” These occurrences, the rights groups said, have raised concerns. The IHRI and LIAHR are both raising “serious concerns” about the questionable suicide of Victoria Zayzay, a resident of Virginia, at the Zone 6, Depot 1 police station on Hotel Africa Road on October 21. “The IHRI and LIAHR are gravely concerned about the undue delay, nearing almost three weeks, by the GOL to establish the cause of death in the case of Victoria Zayzay, who the police claim committed suicide,” IHRI national director, Adama K. Dempster told reporters.“Such a claim by the LNP is troubling because our ongoing investigation of the matter makes it very difficult to believe, considering the size and height of the detention cell in which Victoria was held.”The rights groups said they a similar case of suspicious death occurred on November 11, 2014 at the New Kru Town police depot, with the LNP claiming that the deceased hanged himself with his T-shirt after being charged with “persistent non-support” by the LNP.Announcing their doubts ahead of the government’s pronouncement on the cause of death of the Victoria Zayzay, the groups said that because of “the dimensions of the holding cell at the depot, which is about five feet tall, we find it difficult, if not impossible, to believe that a person of similar height could have committed suicide by hanging on the gate, as claimed by the LNP.”“Electricity supply at the depot in question runs the whole night, so how can we believe that under such bright lights, a young girl like Zayzay could hang herself in clear view,” Dempster said at yesterday’s conference.“As we speak, our previous call to GOL to conduct a clinical and forensic examination to determine the cause of death has not been fruitful. We wish to categorically term the action by government in paying a deaf ear to our call as a deliberate lack of interest in the case of an individual who died under mysterious circumstances in a depot manned by personnel of the LNP,” Dempster said.The rights groups called on authorities at the Ministry of Justice to proceed without delay, using clinical and forensic means, to determine the cause of the death of Victoria Zayzay.The groups said that they believe an investigation will prevent the culture of suspicious deaths while in LNP custody, adding, “(such deaths) will be prevented or addressed swiftly whenever they are reported.” On October 21, Victoria Zayzay, 20, reportedly hanged herself while in detention at Zone 6, Depot 1 police station in Virginia, outside Monrovia. She is mourned by her two year old daughter, Hawa, and a host of relatives, including her parents. Police confirmed to the Daily Observer that she was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby community clinic after the LNP detained her for “disorderly conduct.”Family members said the late Zayzay was detained when she and another lady reportedly fought over spilt milk candy valued at L$1,500. According to the commander at the depot, it was decided that Zayzay should spend the night in police custody to “teach her a lesson.”Victoria’s mother said she pleaded with police to let her take her daughter home and return with her the following morning, but to no avail.Meanwhile, the parents of the deceased said they don’t believe that she hanged herself because she did not carry a lappa into the cell as claimed by the LNP, adding that “she also had people to take care of her therefore, nothing could have led her to hang herself.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

After the fact?

Posted in kvziqmgj on January 14th, 2020

first_imgThe 2018 Local Government Elections (LGE) are over, but its impact has led to the beginning of other things. For starters, thank you meetings are underway across the country and this is seen as the beginning of the 2020 General Elections campaign. It is useful for various reasons, including keeping momentum for the winner and for introspection on all sides to assess loss and how to strengthen weaknesses.Naturally, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) – which won two thirds of the Local Authority Areas (LAA) across the country – will want to build upon that for 2020. On the other hand, the coalition main partners would seek reasons for its poor showing, with the intention of implementing mechanisms for improvement in 2020. Form all reports, they have begun that process.At its thank you meeting in Sophia, Greater Georgetown last week, many senior officials of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), including Ministers, fanned out in the area and interacted with residents to listen to their concerns. Even a clean-up exercise, led by a Minister, was held in an area proposed for a playground. This was captured in a letter to the press by an official of that party.Interestingly, Georgetown’s Mayor Patricia Chase Green, was one of the persons reportedly part of the team to listen to the residents there. It should be noted that the PPP gained five seats in the Georgetown municipality at the recent LGE. Before November 12, City residents lamented, among other things, that the Council, was not listening to their concerns and constantly acted in a highhanded manner. That was the sentiment, especially among vendors.Now, on the heels of the PPP making inroads, time and patience have been found to receive residents’ concerns. While the adage of “better late than never” may offer some comfort, the feeling of “after the fact” cannot be escaped. An assumption is, a review of what led to the coalition losing seats in its stronghold, the City, was done and that a lack meaningful engagement with the residents stood out like a sore thumb.Also, noteworthy as contained in the letter in question, was the promise of a hospital in the Sophia area. Health facilities are always welcomed and as long the services are available and sustained, residents will be comfortable. However, it would be useful to know if this proposed facility was part of the Public Health Ministry’s plan prior to the 2018 LGE.If it is, then it might have been a well-kept secret since it appears that no announcement was made during the campaign. A project as significant as that in a party’s stronghold is expected to be robustly articulated. If any announcement was made, then it probably missed the glare of the media.Assuming that no announcement was made, it brings into focus whether the now proposed hospital in Sophia was a knee-jerk reaction to shore up the base following the party’s poor showing the recent LGE. Prioritising its base is not unusual for ruling parties and seemingly becomes “acceptable” when it’s not overly at the expense of supporters of the Opposition.This brings into question if such facilities are planned for areas believed to be strongholds of the PPP; that is, Better Hope, Enmore, in the context of governing in the interest of all the citizens. This question should be placed to the relevant authorities especially when the Government boasts of having the welfare of all Guyanese at heart.If the Government is on a quest to boost vital healthcare services, especially in populated areas, then the proposed Sophia hospital must be fully supported. So, must similar facilities in other areas not confined to where its supporters generally reside. If the latter is not taken into consideration and implemented, then the Government’s action, through the Sophia hospital, will be seen as deliberate attempts to only cater for its supporters at the expense of everyone else.This would be seen as discriminatory in the provision of much needed social services and could probably send a strong message that party’s patronage is needed in order to have easy access. Part of Guyana’s history, during the repressive period before the return to democracy, is replete with such incidents as many were made to feel inferior to others. Is repetition must not be allowed, for it will negatively impacts all efforts for social cohesion.Ironically, to the Government’s credit, it established the Social Cohesion Ministry having claimed that in the past, under the PPP Administration, its supporters were discriminated against. Coming into Government, it promised an equal hand for all.While it has time to change this worrying perception with regards to prioritising its support base, in the interest of delivering its own mandate for social cohesion, the Government must immediately address this issue with the intention of dispelling fears of discrimination by any section of society. As in the case of some officials now vigorously engaging residents after the LGE, a delay in addressing the issue in question would be seen as just “after the fact”.last_img read more

Hamilton top in crash-marred final practice for British GP

Posted in kvziqmgj on January 12th, 2020

first_imgHe walked away without appearing to suffer serious injury but Sauber later said he had been sent to hospital for a routine check-up after what it described as “a massive crash.”The reigning champion Hamilton, who was fastest in both Friday sessions, clocked a best lap time of one minute and 30.904 seconds to outpace the championship-leading Rosberg by 0.063 seconds on a cool, damp and overcast day at the former wartime airfield in central England.Australian Daniel Ricciardo was half a second adrift in third place ahead of his Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen, four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari and Valtteri Bottas of Williams.Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso continued to demonstrate the improvement of the McLaren team by taking seventh place ahead of Nico Hulkenberg of Force India, Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari and Spaniard Carlos Sainz of Toro Rosso.Rosberg showed no signs of being disadvantaged by missing the entire second practice on Friday and lapped consistently throughout the time available, while the Briton Hamilton was more selective in his timing of laps in the changing conditions.The two drivers, told by Mercedes on Thursday that they face sanctions including fines and suspensions if they disobey revised “rules of engagement”, worked with restraint and there was no visible fresh flashpoint in their strained relationship.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in action during the third practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 9, 2016/PHOTO/AFPSILVERSTONE, United Kingdom, July 9- Lewis Hamilton completed a clean sweep by topping the times ahead of Mercedes team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg in Saturday’s crash-interrupted final practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.The session, which began gingerly with the drivers making cautious progress in the temperamental conditions, was stopped for 18 minutes in the final period when Swede Marcus Ericsson crashed heavily in his Sauber car.last_img read more

‘When I watch Joao Teixeira, I see another Philippe Coutinho’ – Liverpool fans rave over Portuguese youngster

Posted in kvziqmgj on December 30th, 2019

first_img1 Brendan Rodgers has left, Jurgen Klopp has arrived and things are looking a lot brighter for Liverpool fans.And it is looking even brighter after Klopp introduced three Reds youngsters to the Anfield faithful during Wednesday’s League Cup game against Bournemouth.Cameron Brannagan and Connor Randall both started but it is Portuguese starlet Joao Teixeira who has left Liverpool fans purring the most.See below for the reactions to the 22-year-old’s performance on social media … Joao Teixeira last_img read more


Posted in kvziqmgj on December 30th, 2019

first_imgFollowing the launch of business lobby IBEC’s local campaign for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum, independent socialist republican activist Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig has called on the people of Donegal to reject the pro-austerity agenda of big business and vote No.Responding to IBEC’s pro-austerity launch, Mac Giolla Easbuig said, “It comes as no surprise that leaders and supporters of big business are calling on people to vote Yes, as it is in the interests of big business that this treaty is passed”.‘If passed, this Treaty will lock us into a permanent cycle of austerity, low wages and privatisation. It will not, as the pro-austerity side falsely claims, bring either recovery or stability. We only need look back to the Lisbon 2 referendum campaign to understand how the big business lobby is willing to make entirely bogus promises to influence the vote. Lisbon 2 was, we were told, all about job creation. Well IBEC, where are all the jobs that you promised? There are well in excess of 400,000 people unemployed in the Twenty Six Counties and Donegal has the highest rate of unemployment in the state.” Speaking to the small indigenous business on the ground, who are not supporting IBEC’s pro-austerity campaign, Mac Giolla Easbuig said, ‘We all know that more austerity measures will mean that ordinary people will have less money in their pockets, and therefore less money to spend in local businesses. The knock-on effect of this is more closures, more job losses and more hardship.’‘I very much understand the concerns of small indigenous business as I can see the effect on the ground of the damage that is being done to our local communities. These small companies and businesses are the backbone of our local economy and their concerns must be listened to. IBEC does not represent the views of small local indigenous companies here in Donegal who witness the devastation that has already been caused by the austerity measures’.In conclusion, Mac Giolla Easbuig, called on the people of Donegal to reject austerity and vote No, ‘austerity measures are not only causing untold hardship in our communities, but economically make no sense.“The cuts are reducing growth and killing off the local economy. This Treaty will place pro-austerity measures directly into the Constitution. They will force us to adhere to restrictive budgetary measures, which will see the government impose a further €6 billion in cuts this year, to bring the debt to GDP ratio into line with the right wing strictures of this Treaty. “It is an extremely dangerous proposal that will force our people into a future of continuing austerity. It must be resisted and rejected. By voting No to the Austerity Treaty, we will send a powerful message to the Dublin and European elitesthat the ordinary people have had enough of cuts and austerity’.‘IBEC – WHERE ARE ALL THE JOBS?” – MACGIOLLA EASBUIG CHALLENGES PRO-AUSTERITY BIG BUSINESS LOBBY was last modified: May 8th, 2012 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)last_img read more

Coutinho latest: Liverpool star ‘seen crying’ after Barcelona move broke down

Posted in kvziqmgj on December 27th, 2019

first_imgREAD MORE: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu faces no confidence vote amid struggles to sign Philippe Coutinho 1 Philippe Coutinho was apparently distraught over his failed dream move to Barcelona center_img Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho was ‘seen crying’ by his Brazil team-mate after learning that his proposed move Barcelona had broken down.According to reports in Spain, the 25-year-old learned his dream move to the Nou Camp was off on Friday while on international duty.Coutinho is now set to stay at Anfield for at least one more season after Liverpool rejected a number of mega-money offers from the LaLiga giants.READ MORE: Neymar says wantaway Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho ‘filled with sadness’ after Barcelona target scores for BrazilBarcelona’s final bid reportedly came in at around £136million, but even that was not enough to tempt the Reds into letting their star man go, having insisted earlier in the transfer window that he was not for sale at any price.Coutinho was said to be desperate to join the Catalan club, who were eying the Brazilian maestro as a possible replacement for Neymar following his world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.He had handed in a transfer request to try and force the switch, but his plea was ignored by the Liverpool hierarchy.And, according to reports from Calcio Mercato, the Liverpool star was spotted crying by his international team-mates after he was made aware on Friday – the final day of the Spanish transfer window – that the move wasn’t happening.Coutinho has not appeared for Liverpool this season due to complaints of a back injury, however that didn’t stop him being selected for the Brazil squad for this international break and then passed fit to play in Thursday’s game against Ecuador.The 25-year-old showed little signs of discomfort as he scored in the 2-0 victory, and team-mate and close friend Neymar admitted after the game that Coutinho is living with a ‘very great sadness’ after his dream move failed.Watch Coutinho’s goal here: last_img read more