Pumas into grand final

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER PAKENHAM Pumas’ extraordinary summer baseball story has one chapter left to write in 2016 after a sensational…[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

Morwell man charged

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke A 24-year-old man has been charged following the alleged hit-run which left Pakenham icon Kelvin Rees fighting for life in…[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

Michael Daly nominated for ‘Young Footballer of the Year’

first_imgThe selections were voted on by a committee made up of Gaelic Games correspondents, and chaired by Uachtarán Chumann Luthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail. All-Star Football Nominations GOALKEEPERSStephen Cluxton (Dublin), David Clarke (Mayo), Niall Morgan (Tyrone)DEFENDERSJack McCaffrey, Cian O’Sullivan, Michael Fitzsimons, Philip McMahon, John Small, Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Chris Barrett, Colm Boyle, Brendan Harrison (Mayo), PádraigHampsey, Tiernan McCann (Tyrone), Paul Murphy, Tadhg Morley (Kerry), ConorDevanney (Roscommon), Caolan Mooney (Down), Fintan Kelly (Monaghan).MIDFIELDERSJames McCarthy, Brian Fenton (Dublin), Tom Parsons (Mayo), Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone), Enda Smith (Roscommon), Kevin Feely (Kildare).FORWARDSAndy Moran, Kevin McLoughlin, Aidan O’Shea, Jason Doherty, Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), Ciarán Kilkenny, Con O’Callaghan, Paul Mannion, Dean Rock (Dublin), Paul Geaney, Kieran Donaghy, James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Peter Harte, Niall Sludden (Tyrone), Connaire Harrison (Down), Patrick McBrearty (Donegal), Jamie Clarke (Armagh), Daniel Flynn (Kildare).Footballer of the Year NomineesStephen Cluxton (Dublin)James McCarthy (Dublin)Andy Moran (Mayo)David Clarke (Mayo)Young Footballer of the Year NomineesCon O’Callaghan (Dublin)Seán Powter (Cork)Michael Daly (Galway)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email NEWLY-crowned All-Ireland champions Dublin are represented by 13 player, Mayo have received 12 nominations and the remainder of the breakdown is Tyrone 6, Kerry 5, Roscommon, Kildare and Down each have 2 with Monaghan, Donegal and Armagh completing the line-up with one nomination each. The final 15 that make up the PwC All-Star Football team of 2017 will be announced live on RTÉ TV and will be presented with their coveted awards at a gala black tie banquet in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Friday, November 3.center_img Mountbellew Moylough and Galway footballer Michael Daly has been rewarded for a terrific season in which he led his county to an All Ireland U21 final appearance and contributed handsomely to Galway’s march to an All Ireland quarter final by being nominated for Young Footballer of the Year at this years All Star banquet in Dublin on Nov 3rd. Michael will be up against hot favourite Con O’Callaghan of Dublin and Cork’s Sean Powter. Galway did not receive any nominations for an All Star in a list of 45 dominated by Dublin and Mayo. Also announced today is the short list for this year’s Footballer of the Year and Young Footballer of the Year awards.These overall awards will be voted on exclusively by inter county players and a decision has been taken to nominate four players for the Footballer of the Year Award instead of the traditional three names.Dublin’s James McCarthy and Stephen Cluxton and Mayo’s David Clarke and Andy Moran are the four names in contention. The decision to settle on a final four was made so as not to prejudice what the final team selection may be.Shortlisted for the Young Footballer of the Year prize are Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan, Cork’s Sean Powter and Galway’s Michael Daly.last_img read more

Olympic champion Peaty asks FINA for change of rules

first_imgAdam Peaty says swimming’s world governing body must change or it could curtail his career.Olympic 100 metres breaststroke champion Peaty has previously outlined his ambition to continue to the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles, all being well.There are many considerations over the length of Peaty’s career, but the state of the sport under FINA is high among them.“If the sport is the way it is now, it won’t be sustainable for me to continue to 2028,” Peaty told Press Association Sport.“It becomes very rigid, almost tedious. ‘Why am I going to the same competitions ever year? Why am I doing the same format that I’ve been doing for the last 10 (years)?’“It becomes ridiculously tedious and I don’t want to be involved in something when the governing body is not willing to change.“It just depends on the next few months and years. We’ll see what happens.”Peaty’s criticisms of the inflexible FINA brought a response. The organisation is the governing body for all aquatics disciplines and promised to “improve and modernise” with an “innovative” competition to be introduced in 2019.But Loughborough-based Peaty, the 50m and 100m breaststroke world record holder, says the athletes have not been consulted about the new events.“I’m not going to bash it until I’ve heard it, but the athletes haven’t had any input,” Peaty added.“They’re coming out with this new format and I know people on the athlete board and they (FINA) don’t even listen to them.”The inaugural Independent Swimming League had been due to take place in Italy this month but was cancelled after FINA threatened to impose sanctions on the event and any swimmers who took part.The sanctions included a possible ban from the 2019 World Championships.Peaty added: “If it did come to that, they’ve lost all integrity as the world governing body of aquatics.“It would never happen. It would never get passed to happen. I’m pretty sure EU law states they can’t do it.“It was only a threat. Was I scared by the threat? Not at all.“It just shows how they aren’t willing to change, if they’re already bashing out threats to athletes who want the best for the sport.”Peaty does not want the issue to be a distraction leading into the Tokyo 2020 Olympicsand called for FINA to now listen to the concerns of swimmers like himself.“FINA have an opportunity now to rectify their mistakes and start to listen to the athletes,” he added.“Someone has to have a face to face meeting and say ‘what’s wrong? What do we need to do?’ But they haven’t offered that. Where does that put the athletes? Bottom of the food chain.“As long as the athletes turn up they don’t care and unfortunately they have athletes in a choke hold because they can’t earn any money commercially. It’s a bit of a sticky situation.“It’s not about the money, it’s about having what the athletes want and how the sport can grow for ourselves and for everyone else.“It would create a professional aspect from the sport.”last_img read more

Let’s talk about art again

first_imgIn one of my previous columns, “Young Artists Talk”, I lamented the lack of opportunities available for upcoming artists. I cited both the social and structural discouragement that young people receive when trying to become professional artists, some of which included few job opportunities and little acknowledgement that their work is actually work, and not just some pastime.However, it seems as though I can say I have lived to see progress. Two years later, I can definitely say that there are more opportunities for young artists, simply from the existence of “The Duke”. The Duke, housed in Duke Lodge, is the hotel’s new restaurant and art gallery. By simply being, ‘The Duke’ makes the life of an artist much simpler. I would know, as I am one of the artists whose pieces would be on display today, at opening night.Going through the process of putting my pieces up, I was, admittedly, worried that I was ‘in over my head’. As a young person with not much experience in how the professional art world functions, I felt as though I would be overwhelmed, or at the very least intimidated, by formalities. I am incredibly happy to say that this was not the case; in fact, it was quite the opposite. The entire process is very artist-friendly and simple; the people are incredibly accommodating, and are extremely clear on the instructions to the artist regarding any obligations that the artist has; and, finally, there are rules governing the sale of the pieces.Speaking to a member of the staff of The Duke, Amber Low, it is clear that The Duke is all about empowering young Guyanese artists and really giving them a platform to which they have easy access.According to Low, the response from the art community has been “phenomenal”. She noted that young artists in particular are the ones who are “extremely excited”, as The Duke is providing them with a space to display their fresh ideas.As for the response from the general public, she says there are just “so many questions!” She believes the reason for this is because The Duke is entrepreneurial; it is the first of its kind, a new concept.She describes the environment of The Duke as “warm” and “intimate”, and further says she hopes to make the space one that is “free” and “open,” so that everyone can feel “safe”.Young or old, with family or friends, The Duke welcomes you. Part of the reasons why she has tried to create such an environment, Amber says, is that when people feel safe, happy and open, they feel more comfortable in completely exploring and indulging in art.When asked why she had personally decided to promote art in Guyana, Lowe explained: “One of the things I have always enjoyed about Guyana is our diversity and the way everyone embraces different cultures. It puts us in a very unique position as a country, and I believe that our diverse talent in art and food should be shared with the world.”The Duke opens today at Roraima Duke Lodge, and dinner will be served from 8pm. Although you don’t necessarily need to witness the opening, if you’re ever looking for a place to dine, consider The Duke; it’ll definitely be a new experience.last_img read more

UP Maroons bring out short shorts but Perasol says length was unintentional

first_imgHeart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Head coach Bo Perasol said a miscommunication with outfitter Stats left the Fighting Maroons with basketball shorts that were a tad bit too tiny for his liking.“Our outfitter did their job, sometimes there’s miscommunication and the only reason why I didn’t like it that much because it was given too late,” said Perasol after UP’s 61-55 win over Far Eastern U Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4With the bottom only arriving Tuesday night, the Maroons had no time to send it back for adjustments.“Usually some are a little too short, sometimes a little too long but if you can give it two or three days before the games then you can make adjustments,” Perasol added. MANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines sported retro short shorts in its opening game in the UAAP season 82 men’s basketball tournament, but it wasn’t a fashion statement.ADVERTISEMENT Perasol said that the petite shorts, that went up to the players’ middle thighs drawing a reaction from fans online, even became distraction for the team during the game.“We were so out of focus when we got that. Initially, we really didn’t like that, the way they were laughing, the way the shorts looked, it was just too short,” said Perasol. “They were too short, they’re just like swimming trunks.”“That was a distraction too. I told them that if they’re gonna be distracted by the short shorts then I’m gonna have to feel distracted too with this skinny shirt that I have.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptioncenter_img View comments LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:12SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist World Cup: Gilas Pilipinas goes winless in group stage, falls to Angola in OTlast_img read more

Jose Riga resigns as Charlton head coach

first_img1 Charton head coach Jose Riga has resigned from his position at the club.The Addicks were relegated from the Championship after a dismal season in south London and a 3-0 final day defeat to title winners Burnley compounded their misery.After the match, while speaking to the media, he confirmed his resignation – just four months after starting a second spell with the club. Jose Riga last_img

President to be more out front, new top aide says

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event WASHINGTON – It’s time for the White House to go on offense and “get our mojo back,” Josh Bolten said Sunday in his first interview since taking over as the president’s chief of staff. Bolten made no promises to pull up President George W. Bush’s all-time low approval ratings, but he said he and Bush have decided they want to be more open with the media and the public. “We’ve taken advice from a lot of folks that we ought to put the president out more in ways that the American people can see what he’s really like,” Bolten said on “Fox News Sunday.” But he said that does not mean the president’s policies are going to get an overhaul. For example, he said the president is “thinking actively” about immigration and going out front on an issue that has split him off from some in his own party. 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

Every Premier League club ranked by their most prolific player this season

first_imgThere has been no shortage of goals in the Premier League this season with nets bulging 444 times already.Manchester City have, unsurprisingly, been the division’s biggest contributor to that total, bagging 52.Forwards across English football’s top-flight have enjoyed stellar campaigns in front of goal as they bid to help their respective clubs achieve their targets.But which forward has proven to be the most clinical when it comes to minutes on the pitch?Click the right arrow, above, to see which forward has the best minutes per goal ratio in the Premier League this season.Stats courtesy of Opta 12. Peter Crouch (3 goals/ 483 minutes) has scored a goal every 161 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19 15. Javier Hernandez (4 goals/ 913 minutes) has scored a goal every 228.3 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19 17. Hal Robson-Kanu (2 goals/ 562 minutes) has scored a goal every 281 minutes in the Premier League this season. 13. Steve Mounie (4 goals/ 698 minutes) has scored a goal every 174.5 minutes in the Premier League this season. 5. Mohamed Salah (13 goals/ 1283 minutes) has scored a goal every 98.7 minutes in the Premier League this season. 18. Tammy Abraham (4 goals/ 1135 minutes) has scored a goal every 283 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19 19 19 8. Shinji Okazaki (6 goals/ 712 minutes) has scored a goal every 118.7 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19 19 19 9. Anthony Martial (6 goals/ 733 minutes) has scored a goal every 122.2 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19. Richarlison (5 goals/ 1454 minutes) has scored a goal every 290.8 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19 19 4. Charlie Austin (5 goals/ 491 minutes) has scored a goal every 98.2 minutes in the Premier League this season. 1. Oumar Niasse (5 goals/ 423 minutes) has scored a goal every 84.6 minutes in the Premier League this season. 3. Sergio Aguero (10 goals/ 956 minutes) has scored a goal every 95.6 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19 6. Michy Batshuayi (2 goals/ 217 minutes) has scored a goal every 108.5 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19 19 19 14. Glenn Murray (5 goals/ 921 minutes) has scored a goal every 184.2 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19 19 7. Harry Kane (12 goals/ 1396 minutes) has scored a goal every 116.3 minutes in the Premier League this season. 2. Olivier Giroud (4 goals/ 343 minutes) has scored a goal every 85.8 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19 19 10. Sam Vokes (3 goals/ 409 minutes) has scored a goal every 136.3 minutes in the Premier League this season. 19 11. Callum Wilson (3 goals/ 452 minutes) has scored a goal every 150.7 minutes in the Premier League this season. 16. Dwight Gayle (3 goals/ 738 minutes) has scored a goal every 246 minutes in the Premier League this season. last_img read more

‘I was not picking my son’ – Zidane defends playing son Luca in Real Madrid win

first_img gameday cracker tense shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Luca Zidance let in a soft goal for Huesca’s opener ADVICE Zidane added: “At a team like Madrid, when you know you will not win a trophy, it is difficult, in moments during games.“That is normal. But we are all pros here and will try and finish the season as well as possible – motivation is intrinsic and each player has their own.” REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars He conceded after just three minutes as Real came from behind to beat Huesca, LaLiga’s bottom club, 3-2 at the Bernabeu.Karim Benzema’s 89th-minute winner cancelled out Xabier Etxeita’s second-half equaliser to give Zidane his second win in as many games since returning to the club as manager.Zidane said: “I was not picking my son, but a player in Real Madrid’s squad. talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LIVE ON TALKSPORT Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 Zinedine Zidane has a 100 per cent record so far in his return as Real boss REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Middlesbrough vs Bristol City (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Accrington Stanley vs Sunderland (Wednesday 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Liverpool (Friday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNorwich vs QPR (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Huddersfield vs Leicester (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Brighton (Saturday, 5:30pm)Coventry vs Bristol Rovers (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Wolves (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT Zinedine Zidane has defended playing his son Luca in Real Madrid’s last-gasp win over Huesca on Sunday.With Thibaut Courtois ruled out through injury and Keylor Navas deemed too tired after the international break, young goalkeeper Luca made his first competitive start of the season. Zidane won three Champions League titles in a row before leaving the Spanish capital last summer, but is now back at the helm and does not have the chance to add to his silverware this season.Real, who are third in the table and 12 points off the top, suffered a humiliating Champions League exit to Ajax and were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by arch rivals Barcelona. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS “I see him as one other player for the team. I am happy for him, for his debut here, with a victory.“But that is Luca, he is the third keeper. Thibaut (Courtois) was out and I wanted to give Keylor (Navas) a rest after playing with his country. It came out well.” REVEALED huge blow Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City no dice last_img read more