Beacy all grassed up

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL IT’s not a matter of if… but when… the Beaconsfield Cricket Club will be making the move…[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

Roping in budding designers

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON THE Cockatoo Township Group has called on Cardinia Shire Council to use local horticulture students for certain…[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

Scintillating Spurs sink Stoke as Son scores twice

first_imgSon Heung-min scored twice and Dele Alli and Harry Kane also found the net as Tottenham Hotspur eased to a 4-0 win at Stoke City on Saturday to move up to fourth in the Premier League.Son was picked out by a fine pass from Christian Eriksen and had a moment to compose himself before beating Shay Given in the 41st minute to open the scoring.Tottenham steadily began to rediscover the fluid attacking football that made them such an irresistible offensive threat last season, adding a second in the 56th minute when Son finished powerfully after another fine interchange with Eriksen.Stoke, who had manager Mark Hughes sent off in the first half after he protested too vociferously against a decision, offered little going forward and remained rooted to the bottom of the table after Alli and Kane completed the rout.Results from the Premier League’s other games:Arsenal 2 – Southampton 1Bournemouth 1 – West Bromwich Albion 0Burnley 1 – Hull City 1Manchester United 1 – Manchester City 2Middlesbrough 1 – Crystal Palace 2West Ham United 2 Watford 4last_img read more

Klopp keen to shore up Liverpool defence ahead of Moscow test

first_imgJurgen Klopp is determined to stop Liverpool leaking goals this season but has faith in the way his side are playing ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Spartak Moscow.The Merseyside club ended a four-game winless run by beating Leicester 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday but have conceded 18 goals over 10 games in all competitions.“It’s obvious we concede too many, there’s no doubt. That’s really hard for me,” Klopp told reporters.“Usually, I’m a really good defensive coach, but obviously that has worked not too well so far.”Liverpool missed out on Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk in the summer and while left-back Andrew Robertson was the only defender added in the transfer window Klopp says he is happy with the squad.“We will be fine. It’s how it is. I have faith, not only offensive, but in our squad,” the German said, adding that only the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City earlier this month was hard to recover from.“Sometimes you need a punch in the face and we have had already a few – not too hard. Manchester City was hard, that was the only one.“We were not really on the floor, but we always got up. We are here and we play good football. I like the shape we play.”Liverpool’s next league game is at Newcastle United on Sunday.last_img read more

Apoel’s Champions League dream in danger after defeat

first_imgCyprus champions Apoel face an uphill battle to continue in Champions League qualifying after falling to a 3-1 defeat in Lithuania against FK Suduva Marijampole in the first leg of their first qualifying round tie.A disastrous 10-minute spell early in the first half saw Apoel trailing 3-0 against the Lithuanian champions thanks to a hat-trick from their towering centre forward Cicilia.All three goals were scored in an identical fashion as Cicilia was left unmarked in the penalty area after crosses from the right.Much as they tried Apoel did not manage much in the opening 45 minutes with Suduva’s goalkeeper Kardum called into action just once as he tipped over de Vincenti’s goalbound free-kick.In the second half Apoel poured forward and were permanently camped inside the Lithuanians’ half.They created a number of openings with Pote twice thwarted by Kardum and Aloneftis failing to find the net with only the keeper to beat.Suduva held out until Tavares hoisted the ball into the penalty box and Kazou headed into the net in the final minute of added time, meaning Apoel can still go through with a 2-0 win in Nicosia in the second leg next Tuesday.last_img read more

Creamline grounds Air Force for 3-0 start

first_imgSolar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste Imee Marcos slams driver-cap on motorcycle taxis Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline continued its impressive start in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference after stopping Philippine Air Force, 25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 25-12, Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Cool Smashers joined Pocari atop the ladder with identical 3-0 cards while the Lady Jet Spikers are in .500 territory with a 1-1 record.ADVERTISEMENT Jean-Paul Gaultier to retire as fashion designer View comments McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returncenter_img Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Creamline assistant coach Oliver Almadro said his team didn’t play at its fullest in the third set and the coaching staff had to remind the players to pick up the intensity in the fourth.“Well I saw that they started off properly in the fourth set and they upped the intensity right away,” said Almadro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“We started right in the third set but we didn’t have that much intensity so we told them to pick it up, start it properly and end it properly.”Alyssa Valdez led the Cool Smashers with 23 points while Rosemarie Vargas and Pau Soriano combined for 21 points. Tiamzon relishes return to form in win over Adamson Jia Morado, who had 71 excellent sets in her previous performance, had 36 assists this time.Iari Yongco led the Lady Jet Spikers with 18 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pornography greets commuters at Sweden bus stop Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy MOST READlast_img read more

Dembele gets first chance to prove his worth

first_imgMADRID (AP): Ousmane Dembele is about to step into the spotlight. The 20-year-old France striker signed by Barcelona to replace Neymar is expected to make his debut in the Catalan derby against Espanyol this weekend, getting the first chance to prove his worth after being involved in the second-biggest transfer in football history behind the Brazilian’s move to Paris Saint-Germain. “Will he be able to score on Saturday?” Barcelona posted on his website, noting that Dembele could join a list of players who debuted with goals in their Spanish league debut at the Camp Nou, including Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho, Romario, and Rivaldo. Barcelona had already mentioned Dembele when listing details about the debut of its “greatest foreign signings,” including Ronaldo, Samuel Eto’o, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Neymar. The club brought in Dembele after losing Neymar in the world-record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in the off season. It called the youngster “one of the most promising young stars in European football,” a player with a “golden future.”last_img read more

Govt’s reckless move has stained Guyana’s reputation

first_imgDear Editor,APNU/AFC’s motion in Guyana’s Parliament honouring Abdul Kadir — a man convicted of conspiracy for terrorism against America — was severely, rightfully and broadly blasted in and out of Guyana. The Guyanese people’s position to APNU/AFC is, “Speak for yourself”, not for the people of Guyana.The Opposition PPP has distanced itself from the Parliamentary motion. The Private Sector Commission and other organisations have chastised APNU/AFC for passing the motion praising Kadir for being a “great man”. The letter columns and social media postings have been dominated by the unequivocal rejection of the motion by the Guyanese people. America, Canada, the UK, the EU have all unequivocally rejected the motion and blasted APNU/AFC in unusually stern language.In a single but reckless move, APNU/AFC stained Guyana’s reputation as a country unwavering in its posture against terrorism of any kind. Guyana’s solid international standing against domestic and international terrorism is now under serious suspicion. APNU/AFC has left Guyana open to scrutiny as a centre for the export of terrorism. This is political malfeasance, and this is yet another example why the Guyanese people overwhelmingly have no confidence in APNU/AFC.People are shaking their heads and asking themselves, “Can these people be so stupid?”In damage control mode, APNU/AFC first tried to deny they ever honoured a man jailed for conspiracy to commit a terrorist act, insisting they were simply acknowledging Kadir served in the National Assembly. They asserted they were merely expressing sympathy to Kadir’s family for their loss.When that silly stunt did not work, they tried to blame the Clerk of the National Assembly, saying that it was his handiwork. The Speaker of the National Assembly tried to soften the outrage by timidly suggesting he had placed the motion on the Order Paper. Even if the Clerk or the Speaker or anyone else had written the text of the motion, the motion had to be presented by a sitting MP, and that MP would need the support of at least the party that MP belongs to.The Order Paper of that day confirms the motion was a Government business in the name of Minister Patterson-Yearwood, an APNU+AFC Cabinet Member and a member of the PNC. It was not in the name of the Speaker, and not in the name of the Clerk. This deception was entirely intended to kerfuffle the issue.No matter how they try to distant themselves, how they spin this debacle, they were totally responsible for the presentation and passage of the motion honouring Abdul Kadir in Parliament.Patterson-Yearwood, in desperation, screamed out she only praised Kadir as a “great man” because Amna Ally told her to do so. APNU+AFC, through their own mouths, loudly praised Kadir on behalf of the Guyanese people, and they voted for passage 100 per cent.Their praise for Kadir in Parliament was either a direct challenge of the authenticity of the Americans’ charges against him, or siding with the crimes with which the Americans had charged him, and for which they convicted him. They said nothing when Kadir was intercepted in Trinidad and taken to America. They said nothing when the Americans charged Kadir. They said nothing when Kadir was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. They said nothing when he died in an American jail. This APNU/AFC motion in Parliament expressing regret for his death and sympathy to his family for losing a “great man” is either a direct rebuke of the Americans for fake charges against Kadir, or an APNU/AFC full endorsement of Kadir’s conspiracy. If APNU/AFC cannot see that their motion can only be seen from those perspectives, then they are truly incompetent and insensitive, and are not deserving of being the Government of Guyana.Kadir is either a “great man” or he is a convicted criminal who died in jail. In their presentation of the motion in Parliament, the presenting Minister made clear they were honouring a “great man” for his work in Guyana’s Parliament and for his service on behalf of the people of Guyana. Did Kadir serve the interest and welfare of the people of Guyana when he conspired to commit a terrorist act in America; a crime for which he was convicted? Did he serve the people of Guyana when he served Iran as a spy, as alleged by the Americans when they presented evidence in court? If APNU/AFC have reasons to doubt these charges, why have they been silent for so long?Our Government decided to thumb its nose on America, and in fact poke America in her eyes and then claim they did it on our behalf. In enshrining in the annals of our Parliament praises for Kadir, APNU/AFC, on behalf of all of us, said it is okay to export terrorism. The Guyanese people say, “No!”Sincerely,Dr Leslie Ramsammylast_img read more

Podolski won’t rush future decision

first_img0Shares0000Lukas Podolski (9) and Yaya Sanogo celebrate his goal against Galatasaray in the Champions League. PHOTO/FileLONDON, June 16- Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has admitted that he will evaluate all incoming offers but insists he will take his time before deciding his next move.The 30-year-old looks certain to depart the London club in the off-season, following a less than successful six-month loan spell at Inter Milan. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger cannot guarantee the Germany international regular football next season, which could well be a key factor in which team he eventually decides to join.Turkish giants Galatasaray are long-term suitors, while Everton boss Roberto Martinez is also said to be interested.“If I find the right club, right coach and right environment, I’ll evaluate it,” Podolski was quoted as saying by the Daily Star.“If these conditions are met, I think everything is possible.“The next transfer could be my last, so I have to take a well-thought step.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more