$9 million funding boost for community volunteers

first_imgBy Jessica Anstice Local community volunteer groups in Cardinia and Casey regions will benefit from a share in $9 million of federal funding….[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

Oranmore-Maree 2-18 Charleville 1-15 – The Commentary

first_imgGalway Bay FM’s Live GAA Commentaries are brought to you In Association With Supermacs print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Commentary from Niall Canavan and Sean Walsh center_img Here is another opportunity to hear Galway Bay FM’s commentary of Oranmore-Maree’s historic All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Club Final win over Charleville at Croke Park. last_img

Club Hurling and Football Teams of the 70s announced

first_imgClub Hurling Team of the 1970sClub Hurling Team of the 70s PJ Mahony (Ardrahan)Padraic Niland (Ardrahan)Niall McInerney (Liam Mellows)Andy Fenton (Kiltormer)Gerry Glynn (Castlegar)Sean Silke (Meelick Eyrecourt)Iggy Clarke (Mullagh)John Connolly (Castlegar)Steve Mahon (Kilbeacanty) Tony Furey (Kiltormer) Noel Lane (Ballinderreen) PJ Molloy (Athenry) Bernard Forde (Ardrahan) PJ Qualter (Turloughmore) Padraig Fahy (Carnmore)Subs: Michael Bond (Ardrahan), Joe McDonagh (Ballinderreen), Paddy Egan (Castlegar), Tony Brehony (Tommie Larkins), Sean Murphy (Carnmore), Jerry O’Mahony (Liam Mellows), Paddy Ryan (Liam Mellows), Marty Barrett (Pearses), Sam & Cathal Stanley (Tommie Larkins), Tony Carr (Ballinasloe), Cyril Dunne (Ballinasloe), PJ Lawless (Ballinasloe), Pat Lally (Ballinasloe), Pat Gill (Ballinderren), Gerry Holland (Turloughmore), Frank Donoghue (Tommie Larkins)Next up, it’s the announcement of the Football Team of the 70s…Club Football Team of the 70sClub Football Team of the 70sGay Mitchell (Dunmore MacHales)Joe Waldron (Milltown)Joe Kelly (Ballinasloe)Seamus McHugh (Headford)Joe Cleary(Killererin)TJ Gilmore(Cortoon)Johnny Hughes (Mountbellew)Billy Joyce (Killererin)Vincent McWalter (Dunmore MacHales) Morgan Hughes (Killererin) Jimmy Duggan (Corofin) Miko Feerick (Milltown) Maurice Burke (Corofin) Liam Sammon (Fr Griffins) John Tobin (Tuam Stars)Subs: Willie Devlin (Ballinasloe), Tom Divilly (Caltra), Gabriel King (Mountbellew), MJ Redington (Dunmore), Sean Brennan (Milltown), Jim McMahon (Fr Griffins), Seamus Burke (Killererin), Liam O’Neill (Ballinasloe), Michael & Pat Cunningham (Ballinasloe), Michael Rooney (Cortoon), Mickey Byrne (Tuam Stars), Mick Judge (Caherlistrane), Joe McLoughlin (Moycullen), Johnny Coughlan (Ballinasloe) Galway Bay FM are selecting the best 15 club hurling and football players in Galway from each decade up to the present day over the course of six weeks. This week we moved on to the 1970s, with Jim Carney and Ollie Turner discussing the final selections and those players who narrowly missed out on making the final fifteen. First up, it’s the Hurling team of the 70s…center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Poch rants about cows and trains ahead of Spurs’ Inter test in ‘Cantona moment’

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has been speaking a load of udder nonsense – and seen his bizarre rant compared to Eric Cantona’s infamous ‘seagulls’ speech.The Spurs boss, 46, looked to be spouting a load of bull as he talked of cows and trains in an eyebrow-raising press conference ahead of Tuesday’s Inter Milan clash.5 Mauricio Pochettino went off on a bizarre rant ahead of Inter vs TottenhamCredit: EPAThe Premier League side are currently training at the San Siro ahead of the Champions League fixture.And when quizzed on dealing with the pressures of playing in club football’s biggest test, Poch – who appeared to get lost in the moo-ment – said: “It’s like a cow that every single day during ten years, sees the train crossing in the front at the same time.”And if you ask the cow what time is the train going to come, it’s not going have the right answer.”In football it’s the same.”Mauricio Pochettino defends Harry Kane’s form and why he has decided to rest Trippier and Alderweireld for Inter Milan clash5 Tottenham are currently training for their clash against Inter MilanCredit: AFP5 Mauricio Pochettino seemed to be speaking about the importance of experienceCredit: EPACantona’s ‘seagulls’ speech has gone down in Premier League legend.Speaking after winning his appeal against a two-week prison sentence for karate kicking a Crystal Palace fan, the enigmatic Frenchman said: “When seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”Comparing the two great philosophers of football, one social media user wrote: “Poch has just had his Cantona ‘seagulls’ moment!”Another, in response to Pochettino’s words, posted: “He’s having an Eric Cantona moment.”Champions League preview: Inter Milan v Spurs at the San Siro5 Eric Cantona’s unforgettable ‘seagulls’ speech has gone down in Premier League historyCredit: Rex Features5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesExclusiveKEEP IT IN THE FAMILYMan Utd line up shock swoop for Kasper Schmeichel to replace De GeaPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaPochettino continued: “Experience, yes, of course experience [matters]. But hunger, motivation, circumstance, everything, is so important.”Many things in football are so important. We use too much talk of, ‘the experience is going to help next season’.”Yes of course, if you show the same hunger, the same own motivation, if you fight in the same way.“Many things have to be in the same way. If not, only with experience, you don’t win games.”last_img read more

Hosting World Championship Tour will be litmus test

first_imgPresident of the Surfing Association of PNG (SAPNG), Andrew Abel said the eight-day event will be the litmus test for SAPNG.“We have the toilets and showers going in, we have the judging towers already up, the grandstand, the main stage and the media stage are currently under construction.“By the end of the month, we should have the SAPNG containers on the ground plus the catering containers supplied by IPI Catering to provide 4, 000 meals for the duration of the event.“It’s quite a significant undertaking between SAPNG and the World Surfing League. This is really the catalyst for us to stage this annual event that will go around PNG every year after this,” said Abel.last_img

M&CC needs to cut its expenditure

first_imgDear Editor, Dear Editor, The economic slowdown in the country has impacted every entity in Guyana, causing most businesses to make tough but necessary decisions in regard to personnel in all of their operations, including layoffs and redundancies.Is it not time for the bankrupt Georgetown Municipality to do the same, and consider reducing overtime; implementing hiring freezes; salary freezes; downsizing and layoffs; salary reductions; furloughs; temporary shutdowns of some of its sections; work-sharing arrangements; shortened work weeks or workdays; and eliminating training programs, especially overseas ones?Let us face it: why does a purportedly cash strapped municipality, which is doing nothing positive for the citizens, need a public relations department? To write an occasional letter to the press and to host an insipid weekly television programme? The citizens don’t need a green washing tool to just carry out acts of window dressing, they need a clean and healthy city.  Having a large audit department in a municipality that has not had its accounts audited, qualified or presented to the citizenry for decades is nothing short of a sick joke. Maybe these staff members of the Audit Department should be reclassified and sent after delinquent ratepayers. Rather than crying out each day and harassing persons each day for more revenue, the Council needs to simply cut its expenditure.Sincerely,Mateo Phelepelast_img read more

We need the best skills to manage our oil and gas wealth

first_imgDear Editor,President David Granger is reported as saying that, “…Government plans to embark on a global search for the best qualified personnel to staff the proposed department of energy (DoE)”. This, on the surface, seems to be a rational and well-considered statement by the President. Furthermore, it is difficult to argue with what the President is saying, as we should seek always to employ the ‘best qualified personnel’ to ensure our interests are sufficiently represented and our people and country are safeguarded. What is befuddling, however, is that the Administration, knowingly if one goes by what President Granger said, hadn’t the best skills but chose nevertheless to engage a mammoth corporation as Exxon and its partners in reaching agreement on the extraction of our new-found petroleum resources. Without a doubt, the absence of the right skills has caused the agreement inked with Exxon and its associates to be widely panned and as we saw recently, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in diplomatic language, expressing its concern. It seems the Government has adopted a putting the cart before the horse approach to governance which has seen it committing folly after folly. Nevertheless, I indeed hope that the best possible skills, barring cronyism and nepotism, could be employed, but I will not hold my breath on this.Yours faithfully,Liebert Alleynelast_img read more

Boks humiliate Kenya in second Dubai 7s tie

first_imgSenatla dotted down thrice, with Cecil Afrika, Branco du Preez, Justin Geduld, Kwagga Smith and Rosko Specman adding one each.Four of the eight tries were converted while Kenya’s only score from the game came off Jeff Oluoch within the first minute.Shujaa had a perfect start to the tie with Oluoch dotting the first try of the game within the opening minute, landing in on the left after Kenya picked up well from kick off to push South Africa into their own 22.However, a series of errors from Innocent Simiyu’s men saw Kenya lose out flat, letting the series defending champions run over them.Dennis Ombachi failed to hold on to a pass from Oscar Ayodi and Senatla pounced, showing his killer pace to whizz away and dot down on the left.Ayodi’s late attempt to chase him down was futile as the dreadlocked stinger was already gassed up.Senatla struck again after the Boks picked the ball from a turnover, showing good feet to escape the tackling Kenyan hands before racing down under the posts.Jeff Oluoch lands Kenya’s only try of the game. PHOTO/KRUDu Preez added in the extras as Boks went 12-5 up.Another lapse from the Kenyans saw du Preez win the ball and feed compatriot Afrika who didn’t look behind steaming away to dot down.Afrika and Senatla were to combine for the fourth try after South Africa won the ball off a line-out, Senatla offloading to Afrika who went over the chalk despite a late tackling attempt from Injera.The holders went 22-5 up at the break.They went on with their destructive nature in the second half, du Preez getting in a try of his own after swift movement by South Africa from the scrum.He added in the conversion for a 29-5 lead.Geduld, Smith and Specman then dotted down with Afrika converting two of those tries as the Boks completed the job.Kenya had tried to dig in after the buzzer to score a consolation to at least take their tally to double figures, but they lost the ball again with Specman punishing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dennis Ombachi in action at teh Dubai Sevens. The team lost their second match 48-5 against South Africa. PHOTO/KRUNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 1- The Kenya Sevens team are faced with a must win tie against East African neighbors Uganda at 6:31pm if they are to progress to the Main Cup quarters at the Dubai Sevens after suffering an embarrassing 48-5 loss against South Africa in their second group match.Shujaa who started off the day with a 29-15 win over Canada were punished for their own mistakes despite going up first against the series defending champions with Seabelo Senatla making minced meat of the Kenyans in the rout.last_img read more

Lyon star set to SNUB Sunderland interest and remain in France

first_img Clement Grenier in action for Lyon Clement Grenier is planning on staying put at Lyon this summer despite interest from both Sunderland and Palermo.The gifted midfielder has been a long-term target for Newcastle, but it is their fierce rivals Sunderland who have now emerged as contenders to sign him.According to sources in France, the 25-year-old, who started just 10 Ligue 1 games last term, is not part of the club’s plans next season so is expected to leave in the next month.But L’Equipe has reported that Grenier, who is under contract until 2018, is currently not convinced by Sunderland or Palermo, while a mooted move to Russia is also not in his plans.So it appears as though the Frenchman is ready to stay and fight for his place at Lyon, the club he joined as an 11-year-old in 2002. 1last_img read more

Six new digital hubs announced for across Donegal

first_imgPlans for six new digital hubs across Co Donegal have been unveiled by Udaras na Gaeltachta.The hubs are part of an ambitious plan to create remote working spaces for businesses across the seven Gaeltacht counties.Under the ambitious plan, a new hub will be opened in Kilcar before the end of this year. There are also now firm plans for similar innovative hubs to be opened in Termon, Carrigart, Arranmore Island, Tory Island and Dungloe.A similar hub already exists in the Gaoth Dobhair area.gteic Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta is a network of 31 innovation & digital hubs with highspeed broadband being developed by Údarás na Gaeltachta.The new gigabit enabled Gaeltacht network will be launched by Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and Islands, Seán Kyne, in the Italian Room in Government Buildings today. The innovation hubs are to be dotted along the majestic Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry and Cork in addition to Waterford and Meath in Ireland’s Ancient East.Six Gaeltacht islands also form part of this growing digital ecosystem to support the sustainability of these communities and off-shore islands.Údarás na Gaeltachta has invested over €1.5 million in the development of the hubs, with additional funding in excess of €3.5 million from the Government’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund by year end.The gteic hubs, tailored to suit each unique location, will include hot desk and shared space facilities for remote workers and eworkers in addition to fully equipped office spaces and incubation units with high speed internet access to facilitate innovation and concept development.The Vision The development of gteic Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta network of innovation and digital hubs is one of 5 key initiatives included in the Údarás na Gaeltachta Strategic Plan 2018-2020.The gteic digital hubs will provide a vibrant network of high speed broadband facilities in rural Gaeltacht areas to stimulate job creation, to assist remote working, to encourage and enable the return of Diaspóra na Gaeltachta, to facilitate concept development and new business and to develop a community of hubs where the unique Gaeltacht culture drives creativity and innovation.The OpportunityThese developments will give the Gaeltacht community, both at home and abroad, an opportunity to return to or live in their home area by providing remote working opportunities at hot desks, co-working spaces or private offices at these hubs. This in turn will support, bolster and assist these unique language communities and help them to face the challenges of rural depopulation. An opportunity of improved worklife balance will not be the only benefit of gteic membership! A reciprocal arrangement agreed with the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin means that any member of the GEC can avail of the gteic facilities anywhere along the network and members of the gteic digital community can avail of the facilities in GEC in Dublin free of charge.The Offeringgteic hubs include hot desk and shared space facilities for remote workers and eworkers in addition, depending on location, to fully equipped office spaces and incubation units with highspeed internet access to facilitate innovation and concept development. These hubs will facilitate people who wish to develop a business concept and will provide access to Údarás na Gaeltachta’s range of mentoring and business supports also.This growing digital ecosystem is providing an excellent opportunity for new technology companies to establish or locate themselves in the rural areas which encompass the Gaeltacht and for their employees to enjoy the excellent worklife balance that these picturesque areas can offer.Six new digital hubs announced for across Donegal was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by StephenShare 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)Tags:broadbanddigital hubsdonegalGAELTACHTinternetplanlast_img read more