Club corners

first_imgNETBALL NARRE WARREN WITH four teams straight through to the week two semi finals, the black and white army travelled…[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

Ladder spots on the line

first_imgBy Russell Bennett WEST GIPPSLAND FOOTBALL NETBALL COMPETITION REVIEW – ROUND 17 In the West Gippsland A Grade competition, it’s…[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

Ryan ready to run Rangers

first_imgThe future of one of Australia’s most successful domestic women’s basketball teams was strengthened with the announcement last week that…[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

Anna’s Anzac connection

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows As the descendant of reknown Anzac author Patsy Adam-Smith, Anna Whelan has always had an interest 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

UIW Rallies in Final Seconds to Defeat Nebraska, 74-73

first_imgFreshman Jontrell Walker got the comeback started with a three-pointer to answer Petteway, but they still trailed 71-66 with 33 second left after a free throw by David Rivers.  Traylin Farris cut it to three points with a lay-up and then Shawn Johnson (Gretna, LA/Alief Hastings HS) stole a pass and was fouled attempting a 3-pointer.  He made 2-of-3 to cut the lead to one point.  UIW quickly fouled the Cornhuskers (5-3) and Shavon Shields knocked down a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left. In a game that could have gone either way, the ball bounced the way of the Cardinals (6-1) a few times in the last moments of the game.  UIW was down 67-60 after a Terran Petteway 3-pointer with 2:32 remaining in the game, but never gave up.  “Our guys really hung in there together especially after Denzel (Livingston) fouled out,” said UIW head coach Ken Burmeister.  “It is a great win for UIW, Dr. Agnese and the city of San Antonio.” UIW 74, Nebraska 73LINCOLN, Neb. – Kyle Hittle’s baseline jumper with 3.2 seconds quieted the 10,586 fans at Pinnacle Bank Arena and  capped off a huge upset victory over Nebraska on Wednesday night, 74-73. On the ensuing possession, Johnson was once again fouled on a three-point attempt.  He made the first free throw, missed the second and knocked down the third to make it 73-72 Nebraska with 6.7 seconds left.  The Huskers could not get the ball in bounds and threw it away without anyone touching the ball.  Hittle got the ball off the in-bounds play for UIW, took a dribble to the baseline, rose up and knocked down a tough 13-footer with 3.2 seconds to play.  Petteway’s desperation three-pointer was off the mark for Nebraska. This was the second of seven consecutive games on the road for UIW.  The Cardinals are now off for a week before heading to Grand Canyon University next Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game.center_img The Cardinals shot 48.1 percent from the field, made 8-of-24 from three-point range and were 16-of-22 at the foul line.  Walker led the team with 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting.  Hittle finished with 18 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and Johnson added 13 points.  Denzel Livingston added 12 points, six rebounds and five steals before fouling out in the final minute.  Farris came off the bench to score 12 points in just 16 minutes.  Those five players scored every pointfor the Cardinals. The Huskers, an NCAA tournament team in 2013-14, shot 42.3 percent from the field, made 5-of-17 from three-point range and were 24-of-32 at the charity stripe.  Shields had 19 points, nine rebounds and was a perfect 9-for-9 at the foul line.  Petteway added 18 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.  Nebraska had 10 more rebounds than the Cardinals, but also committed two more turnovers. The win was the first ever for the Cardinals against a power conference school.  Even though they started the game slowly falling behind 8-0, they led by one point at the half.  There were a total of five ties and three lead changes in the game.  The Huskers led by 10 points with 12:59 remaining in the game.last_img read more

Transformers roll past Coast Guard, make semis

first_imgBREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UP deserts UAAP CDC in protest We are young Even with a powered-down lineup Customs proved too much for sinking Coast Guard last night.Alyssa Valdez scored 14 points as Customs tinkered on the lineup and pulled off a 25-18, 25-12, 25-18 win over Coast Guard, to bag a semifinal slot in the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference at Philsports Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas MOST READcenter_img BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “We’re really happy to win, this is a confidence-booster as we head to the semifinals,” said Valdez. “We still have to learn from our mistakes, the little things inside the court which make the difference at the end of the game.”BaliPure completed the semifinal cast after downing Laoag, 25-21, 26-24, 25-13, in the nightcap.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentCustoms coach Sherwin Meneses had the luxury of experimenting with his roster, resting his starters and giving others the chance to play.Thai import Kanjana Kuthaisong scored seven points, while Michiko Castaneda and Lilet Mabbayad added five hits a piece. Sam Dawson fired 11 points for Coast Guard, which also drew six markers from skipper Hazel Mea and five points from Michaella Caraan.But there was no stopping Customs guns, firing 36 spikes against 21 of Coast Guard. The Transformers had more blocks, 7-2, and aces, 9-7.Customs and BaliPure joined University of Santo Tomas and Pocari Sweat in the next round.Earlier, Air Force hacked out a 22-25, 25-22, 25-15, 25-21 triumph over Instituto Estetico Manila to move within a win of sweeping the eliminations in the Spikers’ Turf men’s volleyball.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

MDGs Impacts Not Adequately Assessed

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000 to help reduce global poverty, improve global access to healthcare, education and Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) services, might have made a greater impact, but these are not actually felt or visible as a result of the lack adequate data.Delivering the Keynote address at the High Level Segment of the Annual Ministerial Review of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Thursday, President Sirleaf said, though the MDGs made a lot of progress, the lack of capacities and accurate measurements for progress are serious issues in assessing the real impacts of the MDGs in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) such as Liberia.According to a dispatch from the US, the President spoke on the theme, “Implementing a Post-2015 Development Agenda That Works for the LDCs.”She also pointed out that due to the lack of consultations during the early years of implementation of the MDGs, most of the LDCs did not take ownership of the global objectives nor did they believe it to be solutions to their problems.“Moreover, by utilizing a uniformed set of targets, the methodology overlooked differences in country conditions and capacities, leading to challenges in assessing progress made by respective countries,” she said.Nevertheless, President Sirleaf indicated that the MDGs framework became an important tool for improving human development, especially in the LDCs; adding that significant progress has been achieved globally in addressing poverty, malnutrition and communicable diseases, as well as in human development indicators such as education and health.She stressed that when the MDGs was launched in 2000, Liberia was still mired in conflict with no knowledge and participation in its formulation.However, she noted that since 2006, Liberia has made significant progress especially in education, gender equality and women empowerment, HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases as well as resource management.“These have enabled Liberia to attract investment and promote sustained and inclusive growth aimed at raising people’s well-being and expectations,” she said.President Sirlreaf however emphasized that the Ebola outbreak exacerbated Liberia’s economic growth decline, and its transformation which was already being affected by decline in the country’s main exports of rubber and iron ore.She said the experience of Liberia and its neighbors with the Ebola virus disease highlighted the fact that while all countries are at risk of such outbreaks, the LDCs are particularly vulnerable to public health emergencies, with severe impacts on the lives, livelihoods and the economies of these countries.She reiterated that Liberia’s experience suggests the fundamental importance of infrastructure and essential skills development, as well as training to strengthen the capacities of LDCs to respond to public health challenges and emergencies, and to mitigate shocks to health systems.Liberia currently serves as a member of the Global Coordination Bureau of the LDCs within the United Nations.The MDGs are eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000. It was adopted by the United Nations Millennium Declaration. It rallied the world around a common 15-year agenda to tackle the indignity of poverty by establishing measurable, universally-agreed objectives for eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; preventing deadly, but treatable disease, and expanding educational opportunities to all children, among other development imperatives.The MDGs came to an end this year; though with a lot of progress, much still need to be done, especially in the Least Development Countries. It is shortly to be replaced with another global development agenda that is being prepared by the UN.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kings fall a puck short

first_imgEDMONTON, Alberta – Ryan Smyth had two goals and two assists and Ales Hemsky added a goal and three assists as the Edmonton Oilers snapped a two game losing skid with a 4-3 victory over the Kings on Saturday night. Shawn Horcoff also scored and had two assists, and backup goalie Jussi Markkanen stopped 32 shots for the Oilers. Michael Cammalleri, Patrick O’Sullivan and Brian Willsie scored for the last-place Kings, losers of seven of their last eight. Sean Burke had 27 saves. Trailing 3-2, the Oilers tied the score at 1:07 of the third as Smyth took a shot that hit Burke up high and Horcoff knocked in the rebound. Edmonton got the game-winner at 7:58 when Steve Staios’ shot from the point bounced off Burke and then caromed off a charging Smyth and into the goal. Los Angeles outshot Edmonton 35-31, including 16-5 in the second. The Kings wrap up their three game road trip at Calgary on Tuesday. Edmonton concludes a five game homestand on Wednesday against Columbus. NOTES: Both teams were playing in back-to-back games and had better records in their second games this season. The Kings are 2-5-2 in the openers, and dropped to 4-5-0 in the second games. Edmonton is 1-6-2 in the first game, and improved to 3-5-1 in the back end. … Oilers defenseman Staios returned to the lineup after missing several games with a knee injury. … Burke made his third start in goal for the Kings after being claimed off waivers earlier in the month. He got his first win on Friday in Vancouver after leaving due to dehydration early in the third period in his first start with the Kings on Jan. 20. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Oilers got to Burke just 2:48 into the first period as Horcoff passed the puck back to a trailing Smyth, who picked the corner for his 24th of the season. Los Angeles tied the score as Cammalleri’s point shot with just 28 seconds left in the period eluded a screened Markkanen. The Oilers reclaimed the advantage just 49 seconds into the second when Smyth made a no-look pass from behind the net to Horcoff, who tipped it to a waiting Hemsky to go up 2-1. Los Angeles tied it again at 11:05 on the power play as Lubomir’s initial shot hit a post, was kept out by defenseman Matt Greene, then picked up by O’Sullivan, who lifted it up. The Kings then took the lead at 13:17 when Greene gave up the puck to Willsie at the Los Angeles blueline. The Kings came in on a 3-on-1 with Willsie shooting it into corner, glove-side, on Markkanen. last_img read more

Site C workforce saw large jump in local workers in February

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Hydro has released the February employment statistics for the Site C dam construction project, which shows the dam’s workforce rose above 2,000 workers for the first time since last fall.In February, there were 2,086 workers directly employed on the Site C project in some capacity. The number of contractors on site jumped by 362 compared to January, while the number of engineers and project team members fell by 19. The contractor workforce totalled 1,557, a number not seen since October 2017.Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC Hydro- Advertisement -The number of B.C. residents employed on Site C as contractors jumped from 983 to 1,309, making up 84 percent of contractors – an increase of two percent compared to January. The number of Peace River Regional District resident contractors increased by 221, from 421 to 642. PRRD resident contractors jumped from 35 percent to 41 percent of the contractor workforce.Employment numbers are provided by Site C contractors and consultants. Numbers are subject to revision and corrections provided by contractors and consultants. Data not received by project deadline may not be included in the above numbers. Photo by BC HydroLooking at rest of the statistics provided by Hydro shows that there were four temporary foreign workers employed at Site C during the month. There were also 17 apprentices, more than double the number from January, along with 269 women and 190 Indigenous workers.Advertisementlast_img read more