Criminal probe: cops return to lake

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS POLICE divers have again returned to a Pakenham lake which may hold the clue to an ongoing…[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

Leafs run out of gas during Eddie Mountain road trip

first_imgKeenan Haase and Jesse Wallace each scored on the power play to erase a 2-1 Nelson lead.The goals came in less than a minute late in the second period.Nelson pressed for the equalizer in the third, but, with goalie Joey Karrer pulled for an extra attacker, Richter scored twice into the empty net to secure the win.Matt MacDonald, Nelson’s game star, and Aaron Brewer scored for Nelson.Kimberley out shot the short-staffed Leafs 27-23 to make a winner out of goalie Tyson Brouwer.Friday, Nelson took a 3-0 lead three minutes into the third period on goals by Rayce Miller, Robson Cramer and Aaron Dunlap — the latter two coming on the power play.However, Golden scored three times in the final eight minutes of the game, the tying marker coming with three seconds remaining in the third period, to send the game into overtime.Nic Noseworthy ended the game at 3:37 of extra time giving the home side the comeback win.Golden out shot the Leafs 41-35, including an 8-1 advantage in overtime.ICE CHIPS: Nelson played the two weekend games with only 15 skaters, including Castlegar Midget Rep affiliate player Matthew Brind’Amour. The lack of players is due to a rash of major injuries to key players that has hit the KIJHL franchise. . . . Kootenay Ice traveled to South Surrey this weekend to play the Valley West Hawks. Kootenay scored a 4-4 tie Saturday against the Hawks. . . . The two losses in goal dropped Joey Karrer’s record with Nelson to 3-4. . . . Kimberley defeated Nelson for the second time this season. The Nitros defeated Nelson 4-2 September 26. . . .Nelson travels to Grand Forks Friday to face the Border Bruins before returning home Saturday to face Spokane Braves. Nelson hosts Grand Forks Friday, December 19 before beginning the Christmas holiday break. The Leafs are back on the ice for a home-and-home series beginning December 30 in Fruitvale against defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Nelson then hosts Beaver Valley in the traditional New Year’s Eve game at the NDCC Arena at 2:30 p.m. Playing without a full roster of skaters finally caught up to the Nelson Leafs during a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip through the Eddie Mountain Division.Jason Richter had a five-point night to power the Kimberley Dynamiters to 5-2 victory over the Leafs Saturday in the Bavarian City.Friday, Nelson saw a 3-0 lead disappear in the third period as Golden Rockets escaped with a 4-3 overtime win.Despite losing twice, Nelson maintains a slim one-point advantage in Murdoch Division over the Castlegar Rebels.However, the Rebels host Spokane Braves Sunday in the Sunflower City, and could leapfrog past Nelson into top spot in the division with a win.Saturday, Kimberley took advantage of power play opportunities to score twice with the man advantage in the second period.last_img read more

Fisher, Belicek Named Southland Baseball Players of the Week

first_imgSouthland Conference Weekly Baseball Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior left-hander Trevor Belicek has been named the Southland Conference Pitcher of the Week and Southeastern Louisiana sophomore catcher Jameson Fisher has been named the Southland Hitter of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Fisher recorded a pair of three-hit games last week as the Lions fell to Tulane in a midweek game before picking up a conference series win against McNeese State. The sophomore from Zachary, La. (Zachary H.S.), walked more times that he struck up, helping him to an on-base percentage of .619 for the four games. Fisher hit an impressive .533 (8-for-15) and recorded three hits while driving in three runs in Southeastern’s 13-3 win over the Cowboys. In four games, Fisher tallied two doubles, five runs scored, four runs batted in and four walks. Honorable mention for hitter of the week goes Sam Houston State sophomore shortstop Corey Toups, Central Arkansas senior outfielder Doug Votolato, Stephen F. Austin freshman second baseman Conner Fikes and Nicholls sophomore infielder Seth Stevens. Honorable mention for pitcher of the week goes to Abilene Christian senior left-hander Brady Rodriguez, Central Arkansas senior right-hander Bryce Biggerstaff, Nicholls senior right-hander Brandon Jackson and Sam Houston State senior right-hander Tyler Eppler. Belicek posted his best outing of the season in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday against Lamar. The junior from Uvalde, Texas (Uvalde H.S.), struck out a career-high 12 batter in nine innings of work in the Islanders’ 2-1 10-inning win. Belicek recorded five 1-2-3 innings and did not allow a runner to get past first base, giving up only two singles and two walks. With his 12 strikeouts, Belicek ranks second in the Southland in league games with 52 on the season, just one shy of first. Belicek lowered his season earned run average to 3.81. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

‘Forget Courtois and Cech! Lloris is the Premier League’s best keeper’, ex-Tottenham No.1 tells talkSPORT

first_imgTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, according to former Spurs number one Paul Robinson.The north London side face derby rivals Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, with the Blues boasting two world class shot stoppers of their own, in top flight great Petr Cech and rising star Thibaut Courtois.Cech has long been regarded as one of the world’s best keepers, though it appears 22-year-old Courtois – who rose to stardom during loan spells with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid – has replaced the Czech veteran as Jose Mourino’s first choice.But ex-England international Robinson believes the man they will face at Wembley, France captain Lloris, is the best in English football thanks to his all-round ability.Asked who he tips as the best in the top flight, the former Spurs goalie told the Players Lounge:“I really like Lloris, he’s one of Tottenham’s captains. He’s a leader.“He comes off his line, he takes chances, he gets away with them and he’s a fantastic shot stopper.“And 75 or 80 per cent of a goalkeeper’s game at the moment is with his feet and I don’t think there’s anyone better than him in the Premier League at the moment.”last_img read more

Video: Arsenal target nicknamed the ‘the new Mesut Ozil’ scores stunning free-kick

first_img Arsenal target Hakan Calhanoglu Arsenal have been keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu and after another brilliant goal you can’t really blame them.The set-piece specialist, who is being monitored by a host of huge European clubs, including Barcelona, has had an excellent season following a summer switch from Hamburg.And if he continues to score with sumptuous strikes like this one for Leverkusen against Hoffenheim, it’s probable he’ll be on the move again sooner rather than later.Check out the stunning free-kick below… 1last_img

Fox opens up on immigration and more political hot potatoes

first_imgThe former president calls his former energy secretary and successor, Calderon, “a man with character” and “good political experience.” And he calls Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a “demagogue” and “a dreamer, but in the wrong sense: He dreams of becoming the Castro of the 21st century.” Fox also believes the U.S. Constitution should be changed to allow immigrants to run for the White House, specifically Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “I wish he would have the opportunity to become a candidate for president of the United States,” Fox said. But while protesting that immigration reform should not be “left in the hands of the xenophobic,” Fox is eager to share many of his opinions on the consistently explosive issue: — On the Dream Act, which would open financial aid to illegal-immigrant students: “Anything that has to do with bringing equal opportunity to everyone in the U.S is more than welcome – granting driver’s licenses, opening up equal opportunity to go to college, universal access to hospitals, access to schools.” Fox adds that he believes such legislation, like the California Dream Act vetoed by Schwarzenegger on Saturday, is “humanitarian, very fair and honest, especially for those who contribute to this economy.” — On whether law enforcement agencies should be determining the legal status of suspects: “The problem is that this is a federal issue … It’s getting more and more complicated because of the lack of action and decision-making by the U.S. Congress.” — On whether illegal immigrants who commit crimes, including gang activity, should be deported: “They should be jailed as well as any other U.S. citizen.” — On whether it is in an immigrant’s best interest to learn English upon arriving in the United States: “Absolutely, yes, and they are doing so. We are focusing on those who don’t speak English. I see most of them learning English; (their) kids are in school.” — On the 138,000 letters sent by the government to employers in 2006 – including 35,474 in California – advising companies that they had workers with suspicious Social Security numbers: “I don’t know any case of using different Social Security numbers. I hear people say this and many other things. I don’t know why we have to generalize that my people would be doing that. “Many, many, many companies – construction, farmers, ranchers, apple producers in Washington, hospitals, schools, NGOs – all of them hire people that work here and contribute to this nation.” — On whether America should have an open border with Mexico: “I’m not for open borders; I’m not for breaking the law.” As anti-illegal-immigration groups planned another protest today at the United Church of Christ in Simi Valley, Fox also weighed in on the sanctuary movement that allows migrants facing deportation to take refuge in participating churches. “It’s not that they try to hide (people) or try to break the law,” Fox said. “The human rights of these people are being violated. … I think it’s OK (to shelter them) for humanitarian reasons.” Fox, whose book press release calls him “a historic figure of democracy, peace and social justice who has frequently been compared with Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa and Nelson Mandela,” is unlikely to vanish from the headlines with the L.A. conclusion of the “Revolution of Hope” tour. He says CNN’s Lou Dobbs has agreed to debate him on immigration, and also to visit the San Cristobal ranch that has captured the attention of the Mexican press. Arguing that the United States can’t be a “great nation isolated behind a wall,” he promises to continue to press for immigration reform. “I’m telling this nation you need these people,” Fox said. “Who’s going to harvest the vegetables in California?” (818) 713-3702 IF YOU GO: Vicente Fox, Mexico’s former president, will speak about his new book at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Beckman Auditorium, California Institute of Technology, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena. The event is free; no tickets or reservations are required.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! No longer muzzled by concerns of fragile diplomacy and political alliances, former Mexican President Vicente Fox has recently begun seizing the opportunity to speak out. In his new book, “Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President,” Fox details everything from his opposition to an “American Berlin Wall” on the southern border to his feelings about President George W. Bush. Replaced by Felipe Calderon late last year, Fox is now traveling across America to promote his biography. And in anticipation of a Tuesday speech at California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Fox spoke with the Daily News from a hotel in Dallas. Hardly the first world leader to stake out a personal mission after returning to civilian life, Fox’s message is like that of an immigration evangelist. And he says “the main purpose (of his book) is to address the U.S.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.His biography, which debuted Monday, has not yet been released in Spanish or in Mexico. Under criticism at home for what is viewed by many as an excessively opulent San Cristobal ranch, Fox is here painting a rosy picture of Mexico, stressing that by 2040, the republic will be the “fifth largest economy in the world.” When not preaching the gospel of speedy immigration reform – “Manana, manana, manana is not helping anybody” – Fox comes across as an ambassador for the land of his birth, pitching his ties to the land of his ancestors. His paternal grandfather, Joseph Louis Fuchs, immigrated to Mexico from Cincinnati and, as Fox stresses, “was not persecuted, was not harmed” for his immigrant status. Fox also lauds Mexico’s business opportunities and tries to counter the country’s lawless reputation. “People think of Mexico as violent and crime-ridden,” he said, “but it’s comparable to the U.S.” last_img read more

Feeling used, Bono snaps back

first_img 160Want 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 event “Tragically, in these last few years under this government, Italy has become the last in the list among the 22 richest nations of the world in terms of per capita spending on behalf of the Third World,” Bono wrote. The premier’s office responded Sunday that the government “will stay faithful as ever” toward aid commitments. It cited Italy’s economic problems for “some delay” in delivering on its promises. Bono complained in a front-page commentary Sunday that he feels exploited by propaganda for the campaign of Italy’s premier, which says the activist rock star is “grateful” to the leader for the nation’s aid for poor countries. Bono’s photo appears in a 160-page glossy publication prepared by Silvio Berlusconi’s party being delivered to millions of Italian voters before April 9-10 elections. The publication says Bono “is grateful to the premier for action promoted by the Italian government on behalf of poor countries.” Bono, lead singer of the Irish group U2, wrote in the Milan Daily Corriere della Sera that, in a phone conversation, Berlusconi had committed himself to implementing a decision by the Group of Eight industrialized countries to cancel poor countries’ debt so the money could be spent on health care and education. last_img read more

Hines: England players under pressure to keep winning

first_imgThe burden of carrying a 17-game unbeaten record could “paralyse” the England players, according to Scotland coach Nathan Hines.England will equal the All Blacks’ record of consecutive test match victories if they can defeat Scotland at Twickenham on Saturday.Rather than add to the daunting task that lies ahead of the Scottish players, however, Hines said Eddie Jones’ team could be playing in fear of losing their stunning run of wins.The former Scotland second row revealed an insight into coping with expectation when he was a player in France under current head coach Vern Cotter. Hines said: “When I was at Clermont we had a run of 77 (games unbeaten) at home. That is a burden.“The pressure of thinking: ‘Am I going to be part of the team that loses this record?’ That can be paralysing at times.“I went in to games thinking: ‘I don’t want to be part of that team (who lose)’. So I don’t think we have any expectations on us.” He added: “Obviously we haven’t won there since 1983. We are just going to focus on what we can do to win the game. All the other stuff is irrelevant, really.” England have the home advantage in the penultimate weekend of the Six Nations and Twickenham has been a graveyard of Scottish hopes for the last four decades.But Hines believes the current group are mentally capable of dealing with the hostility of the London crowd.He said: “It is like any other (away) arena really. It is loud. It’s not your own. And it makes you need more resolve.“You have to be stronger and rely a little bit more on one another, rather than relying on drawing on positive energy from the crowd.”last_img read more

WIN with Watson’s Hire on day eight of our 12 Days of Giveaways!

first_imgTo celebrate our continued success as well as the arrival of our new sister site,, we’re bringing you an amazing giveaway.As an early Christmas present to our readers, we are hosting the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!Every second day from now until December 24th, we will be offering an unbelievably good prize. The seventh prize was an Afternoon Indulgence Spa Package to enjoy with a friend at Spa Solis in the luxurious Lough Eske Castle.Congratulations to our Facebook follower Trish Lowry! You’re the winner! It’s time to bring you DAY EIGHT’s wonderful prizeOur eighth prize is from the Northwest’s leading tool hire company Watson Hire! They are giving away a brilliant €200 voucher to spend on buying or hiring high-quality tools and accessories.Watson Hire have an excellent range of tools, hardware and hire equipment available anywhere in Co. Donegal. They have two large workshops where they repair and service all types of equipment.They also stock home appliances and Christmas decorations at great prices.This Christmas, Watson Hire are giving you no excuses to delay getting that job done. If you hire with Watson’s you pay for only two day’s hire and have the tool for the whole Christmas break – from 23rd December until 3rd January 2017!For further details and more great offers, check out their Facebook page’s how you can enter to winThis competition is open to all our readers, and there are multiple ways to enter. Each entry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Email counts as one, so the more you do the more chances you have of being the lucky winner.This competition is open from 5pm today (Thursday, 15th December) to 12noon Saturday (17th December). Here’s how you can enter on all Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman platforms:Facebook:Find the competition post pinned to the top of the Donegal Daily or the Donegal Woman Facebook page.LIKE the postLIKE the Donegal Daily and the Donegal Woman Facebook pageSHARE the postTAG a friendTwitter:Visit @donegaldaily and @dglwomanRETWEET the competition tweet pinned at the top of the pageFOLLOW @donegaldaily and @dglwomanInstagram: Visit @donegaldaily or @donegalwomanLIKE ♥ the competition image for Watson HireFOLLOW @donegaldaily and @donegalwomanEmail:Simply send a mail to donegalcompetitions@gmail.comPut WATSON HIRE GIVEAWAY in the subject titleTerms & conditions apply. Good luck!WIN with Watson’s Hire on day eight of our 12 Days of Giveaways! was last modified: December 15th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Confirmed: Google Presentations

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… richard macmanuscenter_img Tags:#news#web Google has tonight announced its much anticipated Powerpoint competitor. It has been added to Google Docs – the new, simpler name for “Google Docs & Spreadsheets”. With the new Presentations feature, users can create “simple web-based presentations”. A quick glance at the functionality shows it is similar to the other Google Docs features (word processing and spreadsheets) – with sharing, revisions, etc. Note that Presentations is also available as part of the Google Apps suite of tools.We’ll test out Presentations some more before delivering our verdict to you. For now here is the rest of the email Google sent out (sans the PR quotes from execs):Presentations are a natural addition for Google Docs , as they are usually created with the intention of being shared. Web-based, collaborative presentations offer users much-needed relief from manually managing and compiling group members’ input in separate attachments, and they make it possible for multiple users to view a set of slides while a moderator controls the presentation. Users will see that these features are still in simple, early stages; the Google Docs team is making them available today in response to strong user demand for presentation-sharing, and updates and improvements will continue to roll out over the coming months.Google Docs is an innovative, web-based platform for creating, sharing, storing, and publishing documents; it now includes capabilities for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.Starting today, users can:– Create and keep presentations in one place on the web that’s accessible anytime, from any Internet connected computer.– Manage, update and share presentations with colleagues by sending them a simple email invitation.– Edit together online and in real time, or contribute at different times to the same presentation on the web.– Present and control slide shows for all viewers over the web, with no special setup required. Chat with viewers in real-time via integrated chat.– Import existing presentations to get started quickly.– Quickly publish presentations to the general public or individuals of their choice.The Google Blog has more details, including that users can connect through Google Talk and “can chat about the presentation as they’re watching.” Below is a video which shows Presentations in action: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more