Rays rush past the Ranges

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes The Dandenong Stingrays remain on top of the TAC Cup ladder with a 5-1 record after 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

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Truck crash shuts Kooweerup Road

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie Two men have been taken to The Alfred Hospital in a stable condition following a collision on…[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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Pacquiao-Horn down under?

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Ramirez to NSAs: Justify your bets Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books If Manny Pacquiao can’t forge a fight with Terence Crawford and other big names, he may end up fighting in Australia for the same amount of money.The camp of Jeff Horn has initiated talks with Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, regarding the WBO welterweight champion’s purse.ADVERTISEMENT Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac towncenter_img “Bob has given us a figure for Pacquiao’s fee to fight Jeff Horn,” Dean Lonergan, Horn’s promoter, told couriermail.com.au yesterday.“While it’s a substantial amount of money we believe that with the right sponsorships we can make Pacquiao-Horn happen in Brisbane and I believe Jeff can beat Pacquiao,” added Lonergan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnPacquiao, according to his adviser Mike Koncz, wants a $20-million guarantee from Arum to battle Crawford, the WBO light welterweight champion, in late April.Horn (16-0-1, 11 knockouts) is the No. 2 contender to Pacquiao’s crown. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Easy for Azan’s Peking Cruz

first_img NO MATCH PEKING CRUZ took on SIR BUDGET in a speed blitz and left his older rival standing at the top of the lane to easily win yesterday’s five-and-a-half furlongs overnight allowance sprint. Partnered by Panamanian Dick Cardenas, three-year-old PEKING CRUZ hooked up with six-year-old SIR BUDGET as the pair left the starting gate in a frenzy, setting splits of 22.4 for the first two furlongs. The battling speedsters raced clear of the field and turned for home with the Richard Azan-trained PEKING CRUZ looking more relaxed coming off the turn before accelerating in the stretch run to clock a quick 1:05.4 for the distance. SIR BUDGET was no match for PEKING CRUZ and weakened close home, relegated to fourth by POLLY B and GARY GLITTER, second and third, respectively. Trainer Ryan Darby and non-claiming apprentice Javaniel Patterson combined for a two-timer on the 10-race card – CAMOUFLAGE at 2-1 in the third and 13-1 upsetter, REASSURANCE in the fifth. Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday.last_img read more

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Picking sense…

first_img…from PNC’s nonsenseYour Eyewitness still can’t get over the PNC’s barefacedness on our Constitution over the consequences of the NCM. And it’s not that they didn’t know beforehand about those consequences. After the 2011 elections the PNC and AFC had those same 33 seats they got in 2015 – which constituted a parliamentary majority. It’s only because our Constitution doesn’t allow a coalition AFTER the elections, that they weren’t allowed to name the President and form the Government!!So lo and behold, in 2014, Moses Nagamootoo of the AFC (obviously with the tacit approval of the PNC/APNU) cited Art 106 (6) and moved a no-confidence motion (NCM) against the PPP Govt of Donald Ramotar. No one in the PPP cried “dirty pool!” – after all NCMs are a regular feature of parliamentary democracies! In fact when the PPP brought THEIR NCM in 2018, Moses Nagamootoo gloated that the PPP had “cogged” the formulation of HIS motion!!At no time did the PNC say the NCM wasn’t democratically kosher. In fact, PNC GS Amna Ally famously taunted the PPP in Parliament, “Bring it on, big boy!!” But when the PPP did “bring it on”, after loud wails of “Noooo, Charrandas. Nooooooooo!!!” the PNC has been trampling all over the Constitution to prevent themselves from being booted out by the sovereign Guyanese people. First, it was Charrandas was a dual citizen and his vote didn’t count!! That was thrown out by the High Court; the Appellate Court and the CCJ!!Then they claimed even if the vote counted, 33 wasn’t the majority of 65 – as it had been since 2011!! They’d bought a snake oil concoction that the requisite process to arrive at that claim – dividing MPs into halves and then reconstituting them again – hadn’t been performed!! The High Court threw that rigmarole into the wastebasket, but two justices of the Appellate Court went along for the ride!! They’ve to be hiding their faces after the CCJ derided the half-man abomination!!So with their backs against the (constitutional) wall, the PNC’s fallen back on their plan B – counting on GECOM – controlled by their unilaterally appointed chair – to drag out the elections date  till next year!! Now what’s the point of the Constitution, if it can dictate the elections be held in three months after an NCM but GECOM can simply snicker, “No way, Jose!!”?? The law may be an ass, but not our Constitution!GECOM’s been sitting on their hands since Dec because of Granger’s Chair’s intransigence and they cannot now be allowed to cite Art 162 (2) – to delay elections because of “hardship”.This was brought on by themselves!!…from the PNC’s white noiseThe PNC’s demanding new House-to-House (HtH) Registration – but interestingly, THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO LAW that supports this demand!!! That’s right!! In 1967, a National Register of Registrants (NRR) from which the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) is extracted was established from HtH registration. Subsequently, because of PNC’s electoral jiggery pokery over the next two decades, a new NRR was created in time for the 1992 elections registration. But because of the improvement and computerisation of records (such as of deaths) after 2000, the goal was to institutionalise “Continuous Registration” by automatically adding names of persons 14 or older (who are exhorted at scheduled intervals) and eliminating those dead from lists provided by the General Registry Office.The last HtH registration was in 2008, and as the OL pointed out, there have been two general elections where the PNC didn’t find anyone disenfranchised!! If someone’s not on the list for whatever reason, they can simply have that rectified during the Claims and Objections Period!!Don’t get confused by the PNC’s white noise!! …from urbanityWith English-instilled understatement, Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes for the Opposition Leader allowed to the CCJ that he “is YET TO BE SHOWN any law for HtH registration”. And allowed Basil Williams meanderings on HtH.The PNC don’t know urbanity: “Shut up or put up, Basil!!”last_img read more

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Spier targets quarter finals as junior Stars leave for COSAFA

first_img“Our target is at least to get out of the group stage. We know we are going to meet very tough teams from the COSAFA region but again it is a good platform for us to gauge ourselves and see what we need to do to improve,” Spier said.He also opines: “This team has grown everyday from when I took charge. Technically and tactically, they are now better.”In Mauritius, the junior Stars will be in Group B alongside Zambia, Malawi and Madagascar.The national under-17 team pose with FKF president Nick Mwendwa during their capping ceremony on Monday night. PHOTO/COURTESYSpier insists the bigger picture will be on the African U17 Cup of Nations qualifier against Cameroon on August 5 and he hopes the experience picked from Madagascar will help them strengthen for the tough duel against the West Africans.“We know it is tough, but we will do all we can to have a positive result in that match. We know we are not a very experienced team because we have been together only for 12 days, but we can work out something good for these boys,” the German said.His sentiments were echoed by team Captain Prince Korasei Boit who is hopeful the team will shape up well for Cameroon.“We are excited because this is the first ever assignment we are undertaking as team. We view this as a good opportunity for us to get exposed, learn from some of the continent’s best as we prepare for Cameroon. It will not be an easy outing but we have to do our best,” Boit told Capital Sport.Harambee Stars under-17 captain Prince Korasoi Boit is handed over his jersey by FKF president Nick Mwendwa. PHOTO/COURTESYThe final squad of 23 also includes Germany based youngster Brian Ochieng.The team was sent off by the federation on Monday night in a capping ceremony at their Kasarani Hotel base with FKF president Nick Mwendwa saying it is just but a start of brighter days for youth football in the country.“I am happy when I see some of the promises we made being actualized. This is just a step we are taking. We may not necessarily say we are going to win but this is a platform to build this team. These boys will go out and do their best,” Mwendwa said.Kenya begins her campaign on Friday against Zambia in the tournament’s opening match before playing against host Madagascar on Sunday and finishing off the group stages against Malawi on Tuesday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000FKF Technical Director and Harambee Stars U17 coach Andres Spier listens to his assistant coach Michael Nam in training. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, July 19- Football Kenya Federation Technical Director Andres Spier who also doubles up as the national under-17 coach is hoping his side can get to the quarter finals as they leave for Madagascar for the 2016 COSAFA U17 Cup.Spier has been in charge of the team for the last one week after taking over from John Kamau and he is pleased with how the team has grown, hoping they will replicate the same in Madagascar.last_img read more

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Mourinho faces Chelsea return in FA Cup quarters

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s head coach Antonio Conte (R) shakes hands with Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho after the final whistle at Stamford Bridge in London on October 23, 2016London, United Kingdom, Feb 19- Jose Mourinho will have to get past former club Chelsea if FA Cup holders Manchester United are to keep their hopes of retaining the trophy alive following the quarter-final draw on Sunday. Giant-killers Lincoln — the first non-league side into the last-eight in over a century after beating Premier League Burnley on Saturday — could have a lucrative trip to Arsenal should the Gunners beat another non-league side Sutton on Monday.Mourinho, whose side had to come from behind to beat Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers 2-1, side-stepped the subject of his returning to Stamford Bridge where earlier this season he suffered a 4-0 defeat — the heaviest of his Premier League career.The 54-year-old Portuguese, who won the FA Cup once in two spells with Chelsea in 2007, opted not to comment on the quarter-final draw.“I have no reaction,” said Mourinho. “I have to play Saint-Etienne (in the Europa League last 32 second leg on Wednesday), I have to play the final (League Cup next Sunday aganist Southampton), I have to play, hopefully, another game in the Europa League, I have to fight for a top four position in the Premier League.“So I have so many things to think about.“Probably Chelsea can only think about that because they are champions. They have nothing else to play for. The FA Cup is something I believe is important for them.”For Lincoln manager Danny Cowley, the draw was a good one whatever the outcome of the Sutton v Arsenal match.“It’s a win-win,” he told BT Sport. “We wish Sutton all the best tomorrow, I genuinely hope they can do it.”Arsenal’s fellow north London side Tottenham will host another giantkiller in Millwall, who ousted ailing Premier League champions Leicester on Saturday despite being down to 10 men.“It’s a cracking draw for everyone associated with this football club,” the Lions manager Neil Harris told millwallfc.co.uk.“The players have had the opportunity to test themselves against some of the best Premier League teams in the previous three rounds but in many ways this is another level altogether.“Spurs are a fantastic side and this gives my players a chance to see how they can compete with some truly outstanding footballers.“White Hart Lane is a fantastic stadium, a great place to play football, and it’s a tie we’re very much looking forward to,” added the 39-year-old.The other quarter-final pitches struggling Premier League outfit Middlesbrough at home to the winner of the replay between Championship high-fliers Huddersfield and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.‘Boro manager Aitor Karanka crossed swords with Guardiola when the former was Real Madrid assistant manager and the latter in charge of Barcelona.Draw for FA Cup quarter-finals made on Sunday:Chelsea v Manchester UnitedMiddlesbrough v Huddersfield/Manchester CityTottenham Hotspur v MillwallSutton United/Arsenal v LincolnTies to be played March 10-130Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Mourinho says Torres is staying at Chelsea despite being axed from squad

first_imgJose Mourinho has dismissed the prospect of Fernando Torres leaving Chelsea this summer.The much-maligned Spanish striker was not even on the bench for Saturday’s game against Leicester, as summer signing Diego Costa netted again in a 2-0 win for the Blues.Torres’ absence from the squad is sure to ramp up speculation over his Stamford Bridge future, but Mourinho insists he has no intention of letting the 30-year-old go.Asked if the World Cup winner would be leaving before the transfer window closes, Mourinho said: “No. I want three strikers in the team and I can’t do the season without three.”Mourinho went on to play down his decision to sideline Torres, as he insisted the former Liverpool ace will get opportunities this season.Explaining the hitman’s omission, he said: “What can I say. We had 11 on the pitch, plus seven on the bench, plus five that are not selected. I decided to keep the same team [that played against Burnley] and wanted to have a bench with a good balance; two defenders, two midfielders and two attacking players.“Fernando was out but he worked fantastically well during the week and this is life in football. The important thing for me is he is a fantastic professional and, when I decide to play him, I know I’m going to have a positive answer.”last_img read more

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Dead baby found in trash bin

first_imgNEWHALL – A newborn girl was found dead in a trash bin at a Newhall mobile home park, and a coroner’s official said Wednesday the infant might have been alive when she was dumped there, wrapped in a plastic bag. Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey said it is possible the baby found Tuesday night by a woman scavenging for recyclables died in the bin at the Polynesian Mobile Home Park on San Fernando Road. “This aspect will be further investigated at the autopsy and hopefully a more definitive response can be made once the examination is complete,” Harvey said. No obvious external trauma was noted on the infant’s body and the umbilical cord was still attached. Harvey said an autopsy could be performed today. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsSheriff’s homicide Lt. Dave Smith said no arrests had been made, and he discounted rumors that the parents came from outside the mobile home park. “We’d be really surprised,” he said. “We believe whoever placed the child in the Dumpster either lived in the mobile home park or was visiting at the time. “She was found by a woman who just goes through the trash looking for aluminum cans. She found something tied up in a plastic bag, opened it up and found the baby.” The child was found about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. The baby is the third this year to be found dead in Los Angeles County, where a Safe Surrender program allows a parent or person designated by the parent to surrender a baby within 72 hours of birth to any hospital or fire station without fear of prosecution. On Jan. 30, a girl’s body was found in a shoebox in a closet in Hollywood. The body of another girl was found March 12 near train tracks in Alhambra. Since the program’s inception in 2001, two babies have been surrendered in Santa Clarita, one at a hospital and one at a fire station. The number of babies found dead after being abandoned has dropped significantly in that time, from 14 in 2001 to four in 2005. Countywide, 41 babies have been surrendered under the program in the past five years. All have been adopted by foster families. Anyone with information related to the baby abandoned Tuesday night is asked to call the sheriff’s homicide bureau at (323) 890-5500. carol.rock@dailynews.com (661)257-5252160Want 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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