Pattaya Sports Club Bowling League – Friday 15 – 21 April…

first_imgMai Munsitha found her old form bowling games of 159, 200 and 233 for a 592 series and Aht Johansson had a 210 game, 550 series to lead Snow Bowler to a three point win over Bavaria and into first place. La Montgomery bowled a 533 series leading Brother D to a four point win over USMC and Brother D remains in third place and gaining a point on the leaders.VFW Post 9876 was led by Ooy Pluemkamon’s 208 game and 538 series to a three point win over Green Tree. 4Café Kronborg3 – 118.5 – 21.5 3Brother D4 – 024 – 16 8USMC0 – 415 – 25 1Snow Bowler3 – 127.5 – 12.5 Pos.TeamScoreStandings 2Canada1 – 326 – 14 5Bavaria1 – 318 – 22 Kran Nielsen bowled a 538 series to lead Café Kronborg to a three point win over Canada and Canada dropped from first to second place.  Tue Pettae bowled a 535 series for Canada.200 Bowlers:  Mai, Ooy & Aht. 6Green Tree1 – 316 – 24 7VFW Post 98763 – 115 – 25 Results & Standings April 8 (week 10)last_img read more

In the right head space for fitness

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows A family-friendly fund-raiser will support youth mental health while promoting physical activity. Organised by local businesses My…[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

World Title Fight for Oughterard Boxer

first_imgOn Saturday July 2nd around 10:30am Irish time Oughterard native Gearoid Clancy will take to the ring to box New Zealand boxer Nort Beauchamp for the vacant WBF lightweight title.The significance of the fight with those that may not be familiar with the former Oughterard boxer is huge, not just on a personal level but also for his native Connemara and Galway.The last Connemara man to contest a World Title fight was Sean Mannion who fought Mike McCallum in October of 1984 some 32 years ago. Mannion inspired a young generation of boxers from the area.Gearoid Clancy was only 1 month old when Mannion fought for the WBA light middleweight title and who would have thought that event would have such an impact on a boxer all these years later. Clancy is very aware of Sean Mannion’s boxing career and his name was always to the fore front of what he did as Gearoid comes from a proud boxing house hold, There were very few Irish boxing heroes back then and paper clippings and posters of Mannion were in pride of place in the Oughterard boxing clubhouse.He has met Mannion on many occasions throughout his amateur career and in his first pro fight honoured the Rosmuc native by wearing the identical dark green velvet shorts as Mannion wore in his title fight.Clancy’s opponent Nort Beauchamp ranked number 1 lightweight in New Zealand brings a record of 9 wins and 1 loss into the fight and sees this fight as a great opportunity for his pro career and proud to fight for a World Title Fight for is Country.Clancy carries a 5 win and 3 lose into the fight having lost his challenge bout a ten rounder for The IBF Oceania Lightweight Title. Clancy feels he learned a lot from that fight and has tweaked a few things in camp in regards to his preparation. Nort is a southpaw but Clancy is lucky to have fellow country man TJ Doheny also a southpaw to spar in training. For Clancy he sees his challenge for the title as another step up and is hopeful that the prep work has gone well. Come Saturday after noon Ireland and most importantly Connemara could have a new world champion.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Sarsfields and Mullagh to meet again in Galway camogie final

first_imgDefending champions Sarsfields kept their hopes alive of back to back titles after a hard earned 0-10 to 1-5 win over St. Thomas’. The winners led 0-3 to 0-2 at half time, with both sides having a penalty saved in the opening half, but St. Thomas’ made a blistering start to the second half with an Amy Caulfield goal inside the opening minute. A Sarah Healy point made it 1-3 to 0-3 and an upset looked on the cards but the champions responded in style and 4 points in a row had Sarsfields back in front on 47 minutes. Sarah Healy leveled the match with 10 minutes to go but three Siobhan McGrath points in the closing minutes was enough for Sarsfields to make it through to the county final on October 15th. Sarsfields and Mullagh will meet in this years county senior camogie final after both sides won their semi finals in Gort yesterday. A strong start for Mullagh was the key to their 1-15 to 0-11 win over Ardrahan, as they led 0-7 to 0-1 after 12 minutes thanks to the accurate shooting of Rachel Monaghan and Aoife Donohue. The only goal of the game arrived on 24 minutes when Karen Kennedy found the net for Mullagh to give them a half time lead of 1-10 to 0-6. Try as they might in the second half Ardrahan could not bridge the 7 point deficit as Mullagh set up a rematch of last years decider with Sarsfields. Mullagh 1-15 Ardrahan 0-11 (Mullagh scorers – Rachel Monaghan 0-6, Aoife Donohue 0-6, Karen Kennedy 1-0, Tegan Canning 0-2, Colette Glennon 0-1); (Ardrahan scorers – Rebecca Hennelly 0-9, Shauna Healy 0-1, Ava Lynskey 0-1)Sarsfields 0-10 St. Thomas’ 1-5 (Sarsfields scorers – Siobhan McGrath 0-4, Niamh McGrath 0-3, Orlaith McGrath 0-2, Sarah Spellman 0-1); (St. Thomas’ scorers – Amy Caulfield 1-1, Sarah Healy 0-3, Dee Burke 0-1)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Eagles expect to fly when team returns to health

first_imgInjuries to two key players have slowed down the Middletown High School South girls soccer team, which was 1-1-1 going into its Sept. 18 home game against powerhouse Red Bank Catholic High School.Coach Tara Ernst remains confident that the lineup, loaded with experienced seniors, will contend for a second straight Shore Conference A North title when those players return shortly.“Yes we can (contend),” said Ernst, who lost five players off the 2011 squad that went 15-4 — the school’s most victories in 10 years, when Ernst played for Middletown South before embarking on a collegiate career at Rutgers University. “We have most of our starting lineup back. We just have to work things out.”“We have so many seniors (eight). We have played together since we were 8 years old, so there’s good chemistry,” said captain Bridget Skinner, a center midfielder at Middletown South who has verbally committed to Ohio State University. “I definitely think, in my four years, this is the best team we’ve had. We have new talent in the back who definitely want to win and everyone has played on a high level of club (soccer). We should come out and dominate.”That has driven Ernst even more. The coach wants to see the seniors, who she has had on the team in all four of her years as Middletown South coach, go out with a big season. Last year’s team ended the season with an opening-round loss to Marlboro High School, 1-0, in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV state tournament, which was a bitter loss to a team the Eagles beat twice during the regular season.The Eagles will play in Group III this fall.The dominance that Skinner speaks of will come in time. Senior goalkeeper Lauren VanExter has missed the last two games with a concussion. Ernst said that she hopes VanExter, who never missed a game in her three prior seasons as a starter, will be back in the lineup this week. The Eagles have two more home games after the Red Bank Catholic game. They play Howell High School on Sept. 20 and Manalapan High School on Sept. 22. Juliette Ferlita, a senior who usually plays on defense, has earned Ernst’s praise for filling in.Also expected back in the lineup soon from an ankle injury is junior middle defender Deanna Rotella, who started last season. Senior Emily Murphy and freshman Nicole Scalzo are playing in the middle on defense, while the outside backs are sophomore Madison Curtis and junior Morgan Duve, who is playing in her first season for the Eagles after her family relocated from Canada. Raquel Wall, a junior, backs up the starters on defense.Middletown South has gone from playing a flatback-four style to dropping Murphy as a deeper back until Rotella returns.Despite the youth in the back, Ernst said that her defenders “have been doing great the first three games,” including during a 2-2 tie with Manalapan, a 3-0 victory over Middletown High School North and a 1-0 loss to division newcomer Colts Neck High School, which scored on a rebound from close range midway through the second half.“Our shot selection against Colts Nerck should’ve been better,” said Ernst of the team’s most recent game. “We have to work on communicating more from midfield to forward. We’ve done well to keep possession.”Credit that to the play in the middle of Skinner, who has scored four goals in the first two games, and senior Kate Spence, whose twin sister, Lindsay, and junior Rachel Becker play on the outside. They’ve been feeding the ball to senior forwards Ashley Pankey and Christine Anselms. Junior Julia DeSanctis also sees a lot of playing time at center midfield, while senior Laura Watters and sophomore Tori Despirito back up the starters on the outside.“This year, my focus is going forward to goal,” said Skinner, who scored 14 goals last year and 17 in 2010.Contrary to her current game plan, Skinner said that she was told by Ohio State’s coaches that she will play on defense.“That’s fine, because I play defense for my club team,” she said. “Center fullback has always been my favorite position, but I’m at this spot (center midfield) to help my team.”Ernst said she is looking to get freshman Stephanie Kurcz on the field as a forward, as she has shown a knack for scoring on the underclassmen teams.The Eagles are filling the void left by graduated outside back Lauren Guglielmo, who is playing at Manhattanville College, outside midfielder Tara Cangelosi and forward Kelly McQuade.Assisting Ernst this season is Bob Lightbody, who is coaching the junior varsity team, and Jess Zampella, who is coaching the freshmen. BY WAYNE WITKOWSKI Correspondent last_img read more

A complete failure

first_imgDear Editor,I am a business owner in Calendar Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, and I am faced with a very unhealthy situation, which the Guyana Water Inc has the responsibility for.At the end of every month when I receive a bill from GWI, a sewage fee is accounted for in my bill but when the sewage is clogged up they do not want to look at it. This situation has been reported to GWI since March 2019 to now, October 2019, but the only response I received from them since is “we will let the sanitation crew come and get it look”. Since this situation started in March, every day I am told that the sanitation crew is coming, but they cannot reach yet. On Friday a call was returned by the utility company and they asked about the situation. When the situation was being related to the person on the phone, he, in turn, responded “you can’t explain with attitude”. The situation is terrible and the odour is much to the annoyance to neighbours. Neighbours complain daily but I cannot do anything and it depends on GWI’s lackadaisical approach.Yours truly,Harikrishnan Johnlast_img read more

11 investments in Guyanese youth

first_imgDear Editor,I grew up on the adage ‘youths are the future’; I say youths are the now. It’s a great time to be young, and especially in Guyana as opportunities abound. And as my mother says, ‘The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized in the lifetime of the opportunity.’President David Granger rightly said also, that, “Youth development must equip young people with the right education, the right attitudes and the right values if they are to go out into the world and become productive and useful citizens. Youth development must overcome the challenge of unemployment. Youth development, also, must give birth to a new generation of Guyanese entrepreneurs; of leaders; of pioneers, young people who are prepared to explore new avenues and opportunities in our economy.”There is no excuse for someone who escaped the formal education system as there are enough opportunities to bring one’s self on par with those who have been exposed to formal schooling. Locally, I have identified eleven significant investments government is making in our youth; literally millions of dollars is being invested or is ready to be channelled toward our youth.The suite of programmes include the Small Business Bureau (SBB); Sustainable Livelihood & Entrepreneurial Development (SLED); Local Areas Economic Profile (LAEP); Local Economic Development Strategic Plans (LSPs); Community Infrastructure Improvement Programme (CIIP); Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP); Micro and Small Enterprise Development (MSED) Project; Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training (YEST) programme; Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS); Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) platform; Youth Innovation Fund (YIF).Allow me to elaborate on just a few: The Small Business Bureau was established to promote policies and programmes which foster small business development. The Minister of Business recently lamented that the SBB’s targets are not being met. One publication noted, “Though it has been implementing the programme for three years the bureau is still to disburse more than 80% of a targeted 800 loans under the programme, it has only disbursed 233 of a targeted 300 grants and has created and sustained only 735 jobs under both programmes. It was expected to have created and sustained 2,200 jobs.” Why aren’t our youths taking full advantage of this opportunity?I was privileged have launched in my Constituency (14) the Ministry of Public Security’s Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (Component 1: Community Crime and Violence). The specific objective of this component is to improve behaviours for non-violent conflict resolution in target communities which will contribute to the overall aim of the programme: contribute to a reduction in crime and violence in Guyana especially in the targeted communities and among youths through skills training.300 youths will benefit from entrepreneurial training initially, training to approximately 4,000 at-risk youth over the next four years. Students will be supported with small grants to facilitate small business start ups. Each youth will be given approximately 70 US per month to cover transportation to and from school, meals and other expenses. Teenage mothers and fathers will be provided with additional resources to cover day care support. This is a five million US investment overall.In 2017 Government aims to focus, “on the empowerment of individuals and the facilitation of small and micro-enterprise, expanding existing programmes aimed at fostering youth entrepreneurship. The Micro and Small Enterprise Development (MSED) Project will continue with its financing and training and development activities, targeting prospective and established entrepreneurs and small businesses.last_img read more

Hillman to head new LAPD Bureau

first_img Hillman, a 41-year department veteran, currently heads up the LAPD’s West Bureau, after having served in the elite Metro unit, the LAPD’s Web site says. Metro unit’s “B platoon,” trained in crowd control, was at the scene, along with more than 400 other officers from other divisions, when the confrontations at the rally occurred. Hillman and Gerald Chaleff, head of the LAPD’s Consent Decree Bureau, will oversee the department’s final report on the May 1 melee. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles Police Deputy Chief Michael Hillman will head up a newly formed police unit called the Critical Incident Management Bureau to handle responses to emergencies and rallies across the city, Chief William Bratton announced today. Hillman will develop new command and control strategies and work with federal officials on emergency preparedness plans, said Sgt. Kelly Arnett, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman. Bratton made the announcement during a City Council meeting today, before a power-point presentation that highlighted a communications breakdown among police that led to a violent confrontation at the May Day immigration rights rally at MacArthur Park. At least 42 people, including seven officers and nine journalists, were reported injured in the incident.last_img read more

West Brom complete signing of McManaman from Wigan

first_img Callum McManaman West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of Callum McManaman from Wigan for a fee of around £4.5million.The winger has signed a three-and-a-half year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, to become Tony Pulis’ first signing since taking charge at the Hawthorns.“I’m really made up to have joined,” said the 23-year-old, who could make his debut for the Baggies in Saturday’s Premier League visit of Tottenham.“When the chance came to move to West Bromwich Albion and return to the Premier League I couldn’t turn it down.“This is a great move for me and I hope the Albion fans will get to see the best of me.“Albion are a great club, with a good tradition. I can’t wait to get going.”McManaman had been at Wigan since 2007 having joined the club after his release from Everton.He played a key role in the Latics’ stunning FA Cup triumph over Manchester City in 2013 and made more than 100 appearances for them.He netted five goals in 23 games for the Championship side this season.“I’m delighted we’ve got Callum and I believe he will be an exciting addition to our numbers,” said West Brom boss Pulis.“Callum is a player who can improve our options and I am really looking forward to working with him.” 1last_img read more

Allardyce unwilling to risk injured West Ham stars against Man United

first_img1 West Ham manager Sam Allardyce West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says he will not risk any players against Manchester United on Sunday unless they are 100 per cent fit.The Hammers are in the middle of an injury crisis at present, with six first team players on the sidelines.And with fixtures coming thick and fast, Allardyce has admitted he will not risk the likes of Andy Carroll against Manchester United in case they worsen their injuries.“It is obviously particularly worrying at the moment. I have got that many out that I have brought a list with me this morning,” said Allardyce.“[Winston] Reid, [James] Collins, [Guy] Demel, [Doniel] Henry, [Diego] Poyet and Carroll all lie in our medical room at the moment. So we are not so sure how many of those are going to make Sunday’s game.“With it being such a big week as well, because we have three games, there will be very few risks taken unless they are 100 per cent fit on Sunday.”last_img read more