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Classic Peter Pan tale staged

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie Year 3 and 4 students from Beaconhills College will bring the classic tale of Peter Pan to…[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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Nelson Peewees capture silver at Castlegar Tournament

first_imgEvan Ouchi and Owen Ditzel scored goals but that was not enough as the Nelson Peewee dropped a 4-2 decision to Creston in the final of the Castlegar Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday in the Sunflower City.The game was tied until the midway mark of the third period before Creston exploded for a pair of goals. Nelson opened the tournament with a 6-1 win over Castlegar.Nelson then tied Winfield 4-4 before advancing to the playoff round with a 9-1 win over Kimberley.Nelson advanced to the final by blasting Kelowna 7-3.The team includes, Nathan Jackman, Wyatt Groenhuysen, Imogen Maley, Owen Ditzel, Jessie Ray Chochinov, Leif Poole, Dane Jones, Evan Ouchi, Brandon Brook, Jaden Hlookoff, Lucas Hoffert, Xavier Tinholt, Kees Runions, Tyson Hutt, Mitchell Erickson, Cash Nay and Myles Cousins.Nelson now travels to Kimberley to compete in a tournament this weekend.last_img read more

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I can’t let McIlroy get away, says Scott

first_imgBy Tony JimenezWorld number one Adam Scott was happy to keep championship leader Rory McIlroy in his sights as the Australian opened up with a four-under 68 in the Open Championship first round.Most of the day’s better scores came in the calmer early conditions and Scott was one of the few to make a late run at the 25-year-old Northern Irishman.“It was tougher this afternoon,” he told reporters at Royal Liverpool. “The wind kicked up a bit and the back nine played very tough coming back.“To keep pace with Rory is important. He has the potential to really put his foot down.”McIlroy’s two previous major victories, in the 2011 U.S. Open and 2012 U.S. PGA Championship, were both by runaway margins.“I’ve seen him shoot lots of low rounds and there’s nothing stopping him from doing that on Friday either. I don’t want him running away…he wins majors by eight shots,” added Scott.The genial Australian is looking to make it third time lucky in golf’s oldest major after his agonising second-place finish at Lytham in 2012 and a tie for third spot at Muirfield this time last year.“This has been a big focus for everyone in my crew this year,” said Scott. “We’ve had our minds on the other majors obviously but to win the Claret Jug is a huge thing.”The 2013 U.S. Masters champion charged to the turn in 31 with an eagle and two birdies before mixing two birdies with two bogeys coming home.“The weather is going to be the thing that separates this field,” Scott added. “It seems pretty bunched at the moment, lots of scores under par.“I’ll just be grinding the next two days. If I keep swinging well I think I’ll give myself enough chances to be up there.”Scott’s fellow countryman Bryden Macpherson suffered the embarrassment of plunging to an 18-over 90.“Tell him to have a couple of beers, that’s all he can do,” said the world number one.“I feel for him but he’ll bounce back hopefully. We’ve all had shockers at a major before. I have.”last_img read more

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New BFPNG Constitution promotes gender quality

first_imgThis follows BFPNG’s Annual General Meeting held in Port Moresby last Saturday.Under the new Constitution, BFPNG will set a benchmark with members to appoint two athlete representatives, one male and one female, for each of the nation’s four regions.BFPNG President, Nick Daroa, said the newly-adopted constitution will also see 30 percent of BFPNG executives being female.He said at the Federation’s 2016 AGM held last November, BFPNG members voted in three female executives, representing 75 percent of the Board overall, reflecting the positive attitude towards gender empowerment and opportunity.“We are very proud to be a leading national federation that encourages gender equality.“We’ve been promoting our theme of ‘changing the game’ and this Constitution is certainly another step forward for us to showcase that,” said Daroa.last_img read more

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JFF still wants Morrison – Ricketts

first_imgPresident of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts says the federation is still interested in securing the services of former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison for the Reggae Boyz. Morrison, who played for England at the youth level, was called up by head coach Theodore Whitmore for the CONCACAF Nations League match against Suriname in November last year, but the 25-year-old did not accept the invitation, raising doubts at that point about his interest in representing the country. Ricketts, however, stated that the player is still very much committed to Jamaica and shared that he was unable to honour the invitation for the Suriname game because of a number of factors, including injuries. “I understand that he had changed clubs and had a few injuries, so he was not able to make the trip for the last game against Suriname,” Ricketts told The Gleaner yesterday. “I know he is keen on playing, and we are still tracking his progress because we are going to need him for the next game.” The Reggae Boyz are scheduled to play El Salvador in their final group-stage game of the CONCACAF Nations League on March 23 in the Central American country, and Ricketts is hoping the much-travelled Morrison will be available for that fixture. “The Central Americans can be really tough at times, especially when the game is being played there (Central America), so we would welcome his presence in the side,” said Ricketts. “In fact, I am going to try to make contact with him before the week ends because he is very important to what we are trying to do.” Morrison earned a reputation as one of England’s most promising youngsters after rising through the ranks at the Manchester United Academy. He signed to West Ham before playing on loan at several clubs, eventually transferring to Italian outfit Lazio. He most recently featured on loan from Lazio in the Mexican top flight with Atlas, with rumours suggesting that the Italians are looking to terminate the midfielder’s contract. Morrison was recently tracked by Swedish side Ostersunds.last_img read more

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THE GUYANA ANNUAL 2019

first_imgby Petamber PersaudThe magazine is fittingly juxtaposed between the newspaper and the book. And The Guyana Annual magazine has lived up to its role and expectations, fulfilling its mandate for over 100 years, all of which were portrayed when the 2019 edition of the magazine was launched on Saturday, July 27, 2019, in the Conference Room of the National Library, an institution which is also over 100 years in service to Guyana, ‘empowering the nation through literacy’.But its existence was fraught with challenges. The longevity of The Guyana Annual magazine rest solely on the fact that the custodians of this publication have never shied away from change and innovation; in fact, change and innovation were embraced with a passion.Without embracing constant change the magazine could not have survive this long – one hundred and four years and counting, outliving its main rivals like the ‘Caribia’ and ‘The Christmas Tide’, two early literary with sound groundings.The ‘Christmas Tide’ was produced by the Argosy Company and the ‘Caribia’ by British Guiana Lithographic.Some of those modifications started as in the early 1930s, only fifteen years after its launch in December 1915. In the year 1932, the magazine was the first to add colour to such publications in the colony. 2019 was scripted for more modifications including the size which was scaled down for more manageable handling and naming various competitions – short stories, writing for children, poetry, photography, visual art, cartoon, and playwriting – in honour of outstanding Guyanese writers and artists. This year, there was also a competition for cover design which was won by Kasy Sookram with an entry entitled ‘I told my Story’. The cover featured Sheila King, read all about her in one of the articles.Winner’s Row:A. J. Seymour Prize for Open Short Story:First prize – ‘Old Mr Greaves’ by Daryll Goodchild; Second prize – “For Sale: 14-Year-Old Soul’ by Akeesha Giddings; and Third Prize – ‘Finding Faith For Tomorrow’ by Omari Joseph.Mahadai Das Prize for Open Poetry:First Prize – ‘Her Feat’ by Scott-Ting-A-Kee; Second Prize: Papo’ by Tina Puran; and Third Prize – ‘Heartbreak Sonnet #1’ by Akeesha Giddings.Pauline Melville Prize for Junior Short Story:First Prize: ‘Sparrows’ by Analise Samaroo; Second Prize – ‘Love Pon Safety’ by Daniel Dass; and Third Prize – ‘The Attack’ by Naila Rahaman.Grace Nichols Prize For Junior Poetry:First Prize – ‘Puppets’ by Brianna Gopie; Second Prize – ‘Ode to My Country’ by Nusaibah Hosein; and Third Prize: ‘Shea’ by Abike Barker;Sheila King Prize for Short Story for Children:First Prize – ‘Annie’s Adventure’ by Devi Persaud; Second Prize: ‘Learning is fun’ by Sonia Yarde; and Third Prize: ‘Troubling Alien’ by Kathleen Henriquo.Bobby Fernandes Prize for Photography:First Prize – ‘Angel’s Eye’ by Shamar Semple; Second Prize – ‘The Sea and the Sky’ by Aryan Tulsi; and Third Prize – ‘Peace of Mind’ by Chelsia Denny;Stephanie Correia Prize for Open Visual Art:First Prize – ‘Amazonian Monarch’ by Raquel Ferreira; Second Prize – ‘Curiosity’ by Addevi Persaud; and Third Prize – ‘‘Daydreaming’ by Kathleen Henriquo;Bertram Charles Prize for Playwriting:First Prize – ‘Graveyaard Talez’ by Gabrielle Mohamed;George Simon Prize For Junior Visual Art:First Prize: ‘Slow and Steady’ by Dhaniram Beepat; Second Prize – ‘Reflections’ by Ameena Mohamed; and Third Prize – ‘Once Upon a Blue Moon’ by Dhaniram Beepat;Hawley Harris Prize for Cartoons:First Prize – ‘Quiero’ by Vishani Ragobeer; Second Prize – ‘No confidence motion’ by Siddharth Ramessar; and Third Prize – ‘Man Eating Shark’ by Josiah Hooper.There were a handful of entries given honourable mentioned.Other winners include Ms. Danielle Swain, editor, and the editorial team who did an amazing job of keeping such a tradition alive with an exceptionally conceptualised publication.The magazine’s focal point, the literary and arts competitions, was buttressed by a number of feature articles including ‘The Last of Sheila’ King: 1922- 2019 by Petamber Persaud, ‘Get Ready Guyana: You are an Oilman’ and ‘The Coin collector’ by Dr Tulsi Dyal Singh, ‘Carnival and Mashramani’ by Mosa Telford, ‘The Front Page’ by Allan A. Fenty, ‘The Skill Drain’ by Terence Holder, ‘Dengue’ a health feature by Nikita Blair, ‘National Drama Company & Carifesta XIV by Subraj Singh. The magazine included also an extensive bookshelf section compiled by Petamber Persaud.Copies of The Guyana Annual can be had from Guyenterprise, 234 Lance Gibbs & Irving Streets, Queenstown, Georgetown at $1,000 each.Responses to this author telephone (592) 226-0065 or email: oraltradition2002@yahoo.comlast_img read more

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Saclepea Cut off

first_imgTorrential weekend rains, which swept across Nimba County, have left Saclepea City in the heart of the county, cut-off from the rest of the country.Up to yesterday morning, fleet of vehicles, including those with transshipment goods destined for the Southeastern part of the country, were unable to make their way across the Weih River just across the city limit. While vehicles were prevented from moving in that direction owing to high current from the overflowing water that swept across the main road linking Lower Nimba, with Grand Gedeh County via Tappita, commuters and motorbikes were transported on makeshift rafts steered by at least six to nine able-bodied men.Each of the commuters or a motorbike paid between L$300 to L$600 to be transported by raft to the other end before continuing the journey unto the next connecting van that transports stranded passengers to the nearest parking station.Similar situation also occurred on Ganta-Saclepea Highway when the Leehi River overflowed its banks near Karnwea Town, thus preventing the free movement of goods and services.The two prevailing situations have exacerbated the already bad road network in the county to the extent that transportation fares have increased.Saclepea, a city of more than 12,000 citizens (2008 census report) is predominantly inhabited by the Mah people. The city now hosts one of Liberia’s regional offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and also a camp for refugees from the neighboring Côte d’Ivoire, which is situated on the outskirts of town.Meanwhile, City Mayor Marie D. Sonkarlay, has appealed to the county authority and the national government to prevail on engineers from the Ministry of Public Works to swiftly intervene to bring the flood situation under control.Saclepea’s retail economy is driven by its weekly market, the largest outdoor market in the county, if not in the country, according to marketers. Every Tuesday, people from all over Nimba and the surrounding counties pour into Saclepea to buy and sell in the market.The city’s economy was destroyed by Liberia’s civil war, but has been revived by the Local Economic Development (LED), moving Saclepea from post-war relief to rehabilitation and development.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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Castro’s essay quells rumors

first_imgHAVANA (AP) – Fidel Castro signed a lengthy essay published Sunday saluting a Cuban political figure but giving no hint of how he is feeling, even amid rampant rumors of his death. The 81-year-old Castro has not been seen in public in over a year and has not even appeared in official photographs or video footage since taping an interview with Cuban state television June 5. The lack of images has fueled speculation among the Cuban exile community in Miami and elsewhere that Castro might have died. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez addressed speculation about the health of his close friend and ally on Saturday, saying “I’m not going to be clearing up rumors and more rumors every day. Every little while they say Fidel died.” 160Want 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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Caltech probes cardio-`vortex’

first_imgPASADENA – Diagnosing heart disease early on is difficult, but bioengineers at Caltech could provide a solution.After years of work, researchers have developed a promising new non-invasive technique for early detection that uses the ultrasound machine already found in nearly every cardiology office. The key, said the researchers, is in the way the left ventricle – the chamber of the heart that propels blood throught the body – refills. “As \ goes through the valve, it forms a vortex, like an atomic mushroom,” said Caltech engineer Mory Gharib. Researchers used a clinical study and mathematical models to determine the ideal size of the vortex in the heart, a number that can easily be determined using ultrasound with an echocardiograph. “Almost every cardiologist has this machine in his office,” Gharib said. The ability to determine when there are problems with the diastolic function could be very valuable, though, said Dr. John Wood, a cardiologist at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. “Many diseases begin with diastolic function and pro- gress to systolic function. This is a clinical niche that clearly needs attention,” he said. elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe vortex is the most efficient way for blood to rush inward, and, it turns out, could be a delicate measure of how healthy the heart is. “\ shouldn’t be too large, it shouldn’t be too short,” Gharib said. If it is either, instead of flowing smoothly into the chamber, blood crashes against its walls, straining the heart and forcing it to work harder. The researchers realized they could use any changes to this pattern of blood flow as a sign that something was amiss. “It’s like tornados,” Gharib said. “You can measure their strength with satellites, and it tells you something about the storm.” last_img read more

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Arsenal transfer news: Inter Milan ready to pip Gunners to Barcelona midfielder

first_imgArsenal are set to miss out on transfer target Rafinha this month –  with Inter Milan ready to pounce.Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio is in Barcelona to tie up a deal for the midfielder.The Brazilian has been told he can leave the Camp Nou this month after failing to make the grade under new boss Ernesto Valverde.As talkSPORT told you last week, Arsenal have expressed an interest in the 24-year-old after learning he was on the market.But, according to Premium Sport, Rafinha is actually close to joining Inter after Ausilio flew into Barcelona on Tuesday.The sporting director is now holding talks with Barca chiefs and a deal should be wrapped up soon.Inter are set to take Rafinha on loan for the rest of the season, before signing him permanently in the summer. Rafinha in action for Barcelona this season 1last_img read more