Grand standing at Ascot Park

first_imgBy BEN CAMERON The horses may been long gone but the old grandstand at the former Pakenham Racecourse will stand…[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

Defining day in club history

first_imgMINISTER’S MESSAGE By MARTIN PAKULA, Minister for Racing ON behalf of the Victorian Government, I congratulate the Pakenham Racing Club…[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

KN on another smear campaign

first_imgDear Editor,One of the features of our country’s history is the role that the media have played in political developments.From time of the formation of the PPP, the mainstream media have been extremely hostile to it. During the 1950s and 1960s, the media actively promoted racial divisions in our country. That contributed to the racial clashes of the 1960s, something from which we have not fully recovered.The Kaieteur News is continuing that despicable role in today’s Guyana. It lacks ethics and objectivity, and just promotes half-truths and downright lies. On May 31 last, its lead story accused me of deliberately misleading the nation in relation to the time that the oil find was known, even though I had dealt with this issue over and over in comments that I gave to the press whenever I was asked.After reading the issue of May 31, 2019, I decided to give a more detailed and factual account of what the situation was in relation to oil at the time of the elections of May 2015. At the same time, I took the opportunity to deal with many of the misrepresentations of the regime and its arm SARA, all of which found prominence in the Kaieteur News. In my statement, I made it explicit that neither I nor the Government that I led had ever misled the public, as the Kaieteur News had headlined.At a minimum, I had expected that the Kaieteur News would have published that response, which is in keeping with the principle of ‘the right to reply’. Maybe it was too much to expect.However, in the June 1st issue of the Kaieteur News, I saw a reply to my statement without the statement being published by the newspaper. This is most unethical; and clearly, the Kaieteur News seems to be on another smear campaign, in the process distorting the facts and changing the main issue, while denying the right to reply.Is it any wonder that this paper is the most sued newspaper in Guyana? The controllers seem to have no regard for objectivity, truth and balanced reporting.I am aware that this paper always has an objective when it goes after persons and institutions. I wonder what it is that this paper is after now.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

FOYLE NAMED OUA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

first_imgStory Links University of Toronto Varsity Blues linebacker Lamar Foyle has been named the OUA football defensive player of the week for the period ending October 14.Foyle notched a game and season-high 9.5 tackles and added one break up in the University of Toronto Varsity Blues road loss to the No. 10 Guelph Gryphons on Saturday.The African studies major from Toronto totaled six solo and seven assisted tackles on the day. He notched four solo and two assisted tackles in the second quarter, four of which came on Gryphons running back Jewan Jeffrey.  His 9.5 tackles co-led all players in Week 8 of OUA football action (Ottawa / Kyle Rodger). Foyle currently ranks fifth in the OUA, averaging 6.4 tackles per game.For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Tricky Everton return awaits Moyes

first_imgWhile Moyes’s successor, Roberto Martinez, has guided the Everton to a challenge for a Champions League place, something Moyes achieved in 2005, United have slipped into mid-table after winning the Premier League by 11 points last season.In the first meeting between the two teams this term, Bryan Oviedo scored the only goal late on to secure a 1-0 win for Everton at Old Trafford.The Toffees are currently nine points ahead of United but Moyes, who has said the match should not be about him in the build-up, maintains that catching his old club and gaining a Champions League spot is still possible.“We’ve said we’ll never give in (in terms of finishing in the top four) and we won’t until we can’t do that. Obviously it’s nearly mathematically impossible but we’re still trying to make it happen if we can,” Moyes said.“It’s a tough game going to Goodison for any team at any time, as I should know, but we go there with a good away record and will try to make that work again.“We’ll be tested against a team in good form this year and we will have to play very well.”United striker Wayne Rooney is fit to face his former club after recovering from a toe injury, while Juan Mata is available again after being cup-tied for the 3-1 Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich.Midfielder Marouane Fellaini, who followed Moyes from Everton in August, should be fit to face his old team but there are doubts over defenders Rafael and Jonny Evans.– ‘Points Everton’s only concern’ –For Everton, Republic of Ireland midfielder James McCarthy is likely to return to the starting line-up after coming off the bench in the shock 3-2 defeat by Crystal Palace after a muscular injury.Everton’s Champions League chances fell out of their own hands with their loss to Palace in midweek and Martinez feels that the visit of United, with the emotion supplied by Moyes’s return and the importance of the three points, makes Sunday’s match his team’s most significant of the campaign.“This game is probably our biggest of the season. We know how vital the three points are and that is our only concern,” said Martinez.“Obviously, it’s glamorous to see the champions at Goodison and it’s great to welcome the figures that we’re going to welcome and the quality of the players,” the Spaniard added.“But the three points in this period for us as a football club are more important than any aspect you can highlight in the fixture — and I think that speaks volumes of what an impressive season it’s been so far.“I think the biggest compliment we can pay to ourselves is that the three points at this moment are more important than all the aspects that you can mention.“There are lots of interesting angles in this game but we’re going to concentrate on the fact that the only important thing on Sunday is how well we can perform over 90 minutes and how successful we can be at the end of the game.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, April 19- Manchester United manager David Moyes will be under the spotlight when he returns to Everton on Sunday for the first time since he left the club for Old Trafford at the end of last season.Moyes was in charge at Goodison Park for 11 years before leaving when his contract expired to replace Alex Ferguson, British football’s most successful manager, at United following his fellow Scot’s retirement.last_img read more

Arsenal’s Ozil says “don’t say I don’t care”

first_imgHe produced another poor display in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat at derby rivals Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, but says people who say he does not care are wrong.“Some people like me, some people don’t,” the Germany playmaker told the Goal website.“Some people look at my body language and think I don’t care. But that’s me. I won’t change my body language or my style of play drastically any more.“Expectations on me were very high everywhere because I am a player who can make the difference. You have to deal with that.“There will always be criticism and there will always be praise. But what matters is what the manager tells me. I have said that numerous times.“But what I can’t understand is when people say: ‘Look, he does not push any more’ or ‘He does not run enough.’ If you look at my numbers, you can see I run a lot and I show a good attitude.”Wenger defended Ozil on Thursday after it emerged the former Real Madrid star had kicked a door in anger after being selected for a drugs test following the defeat at Spurs.“I am sorry that he kicked the door, but I can understand,” the Arsenal manager told his weekly press conference.“I don’t think his frustration was towards the drug test. It was towards the fact that we lost the game and that is the only explanation I have.”Ozil’s contract is due to expire in 2018 and he is yet to sign a new deal.Wenger’s future is also up in the air, but Ozil says his future is not tied to that of his manager.“It does not only depend on the manager,” he said.“Of course he was the one who convinced me to join Arsenal and he was a main factor for me to come here. He is a very experienced coach who made Arsenal one of the best clubs in the world.“You must have respect for him because he is a great manager. But I do not decide whether the manager stays or not. What’s important for me is that we develop as a team and reach our goals.”Ozil also revealed he had received a lucrative offer from the Chinese Super League.He said the offer was “tempting”, but decided to turn it down.“Money is not everything,” he explained.“I want to win titles and I have my goals I want to achieve. That is more important than money. That’s why I said from the beginning that China is not an option for me.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mesut Ozil’s Arsenal contract is due to expire in 2018 and he is yet to sign a new deal © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, May 4 – Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil has defended himself against criticism of his attitude and says his nonchalant body language can be misleading.Ozil, 28, has been a peripheral figure as Arsenal’s season has hit the skids, with Arsene Wenger’s side slipping from the top four and being thrashed 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.last_img read more

Spector still in talks for new lawyer for trial

first_imgPhil Spector has narrowed his search for a new lead attorney for his second murder trial to an unidentified lawyer, the music producer’s remaining lawyer told the judge Monday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler read two reports submitted by attorney Christopher Plourd but kept them sealed because they detail Spector’s financial negotiations with a number of lawyers since his first trial ended with a jury deadlocked last month. – The Associated Press AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.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

Revealed! Every Premier League club ranked by final day of the season record

first_img 10. Southampton have played 17 final day Premier League games, winning six, drawing six and losing five to record a points total of 24 1. Manchester United have played 23 final day Premier League games, winning 15, drawing six and losing two to record a points total of 51 9. Aston Villa have played 24 final day Premier League games, winning seven, drawing four and losing 13 to record a points total of 25 19 19 19 It’s all been decided in the Premier League.It was today confirmed that Arsenal again finish the season above Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City all but ended Manchester United’s hopes of a top four spot, despite the latter’s game against Bournemouth being abandoned.ARSENAL FINISH ABOVE SPURS AGAIN! ST TOTTERINGHAM’S DAY CELEBRATIONSWith such drama in mind, talkSPORT has taken a look at every current Premier League club’s final day record – check out the stats by viewing the slideshow above. 19 11. Manchester City have played 19 final day Premier League games, winning six, drawing five and losing eight to record a points total of 23 19 15. Norwich City have played eight final day Premier League games, winning two, drawing three and losing three to record a points total of nine 6. Newcastle United have played 22 final day Premier League games, winning eight, drawing seven and losing seven to record a points total of 32 4. Liverpool have played 24 final day Premier League games, winning 11, drawing six and losing seven to record a points total of 39 17. Swansea City have played five final day Premier League games, winning two, drawing one and losing two to record a points total of seven 2. Arsenal have played 24 final day Premier League games, winning 15, drawing two and losing seven to record a points total of 50 19 19 19 19. Watford have played three final day games in the Premier League, winning one and drawing two to record a points total of five – see the full final day of the Premier League season table by clicking the arrow above, right 19 Joint 12th. Stoke City have played eight final day Premier League games, winning three, drawing two and losing three to record a points total of 11 16. Crystal Palace have played seven final day Premier League games, winning two, drawing two and losing three to record a points total of eight 19 19 8. West Ham have played 20 final day Premier League games, winning seven, drawing seven and losing six to record a points total of 28 Joint 12th. Leicester City have played 10 final day Premier League games, winning three, drawing two and losing five to record a points total of 11 7. Tottenham Hotspur have played 24 final day Premier League games, winning nine, drawing four and losing 11 to record a points total of 31 19 19 19 5. Everton have played 24, winning 10 final day Premier League games, drawing five and losing nine to record a points total of 35 19 14. West Bromwich Albion have played 10 final day Premier League games, winning one, drawing seven and losing three to record a points total of 10 18. Sunderland have played 15 final day Premier League games, winning one, drawing three and losing 11 to record a points total of six 3. Chelsea have played 24 final day Premier League games, winning 15, drawing four and losing five to record a points total of 49 19 19 19 19last_img read more

Former Chelsea star Ramires close to sealing Europe return

first_imgInter Milan are closing in on a deal to sign former Chelsea midfielder Ramires.The Brazilian is currently at Jiangsu Suning, who, like Inter, are owned by the Suning Group.The Chinese club’s season finishes next month and it has been suggested that Ramires is set to head to the San Siro once his work in the far east is done.And, as talkSPORT told you earlier this month, the player himself is very keen on the switch back to European football.Jiangsu Suning have denied that any such deal is on the cards but, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter are still trying to get the deal over the line.And it has been suggested that the Serie A giants are now close to agreeing what would be a loan move for Ramires, who would fill the last remaining non-EU slot in their current squad. 1 Ramires in action for Jiangsu Suning last_img read more

Inch, Miles find success

first_imgThe Born to Act Players close their eyes and take a few deep breaths to focus and relax before starting their journey to find success Saturday. When you are a young person with Down syndrome, the world is a pretty daunting, hectic place. Quiet moments like these help ease the way and clear the mind. “Every day, every way, I am getting better and better,” Susie Schallert, Casey Powell, Kristine Johnson and others chat in unison. “I am talented. I am creative. I am beautiful.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesAnd they are. No doubt about it. You couldn’t find a better ensemble on Broadway to bring alive the Pyramid of Success principles written by legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden in his children’s book “Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success.” These are all young men and women who have had to fight for every inch of respect and admiration they’ve earned because too many people in our society can’t look beyond their disability to see their talent. No one would understand this more than the greatest talent scout of all, John Wooden. His great-grandson, Cameron Trapani, 13, is a special-needs student in assistant teacher Glenn Powell’s classroom at Lull Special Education Center in Encino. About a month ago, Powell asked Cameron’s mom, Catherine, if she would ask her grandfather if he would allow the Born to Act Players to perform his book “Inch and Miles” in their upcoming show at Valley College. “She said she would ask her grandfather,” Powell said. “The next day, she came in and told me he said yes. We were absolutely thrilled.” Wooden, who is 95, was unavailable for comment this week, but watching these special-needs young adults bring alive his inspirational words at rehearsal Saturday, you just knew he’d be as proud of them as any of his national championship teams. Because if Wooden has taught us anything, it’s that success isn’t about winning or being the best athlete. It’s about effort and heart. The Born to Act Players are 100 percent effort and heart. “Coach Wooden’s family is coming to the show next Sunday and we’re hoping he’s going to feel well enough to join them,” said Powell, who portrays Wooden in the play. It is the last day before summer vacation, and Inch and Miles’ have one final assignment. The teacher – Mr. Wooden – has just written this question on the board: “What is success?” Miles the Mouse says that’s easy: “Success is winning a shiny medal or trophy for first place.” Mr. Wooden shakes his head. Inch the Inchworm says: “Success is being the most popular kid at school and having the most friends.” A frown crosses Mr. Wooden’s face. They were both wrong. “Success is happiness in your heart because you try 100 percent to be your personal best,” he says. With that, Mr. Wooden sends Inch and Miles off on an adventure to find success – along the way, meeting Axelrod the Ant, Betty the Bee, Charlie the Chimp, Silky the Spider, Louie the Lion and a dozen other lovable animal characters who each provide a step on the Pyramid of Success. Silky the Spider takes my hand and walks me across the rehearsal hall at Valley College on Saturday morning to introduce me to some of her friends – Louie the Lion and Fred the Frog. “We help Inch and Miles find success,” says Silky, aka Susie Schallert, who has been a member of the cast since 2003, playing the Little Mermaid and Juliet in previous productions. “Success is being happy and trying real hard, and that’s what we do,” says Casey Powell, aka Louie the Lion. Glenn Powell is his dad, and Mary Rings, director of the Born to Act Players, is his mom. Rings started the group with other parents of Down syndrome children in 1994 in a small studio space in North Hollywood. From a few kids, the cast has grown to more than 30 today. They meet in the auditorium at Valley College every Saturday to rehearse for their two annual fundraising performances. Starting each rehearsal with a little chant that says it all: “I am talented. I am creative. I am beautiful.” Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. dennis.mccarthy@dailynews.com (818) 713-3749 IF YOU GO To see the Born to Act Players’ summer performance of “Once Upon a Time” – which includes “Inch and Miles” – call director Mary Rings at (818) 345-5057. There are two performances next weekend: 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Valley College Horseshoe Theater, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen.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