Takhiantia charity bike trek Sunday

first_imgMore than 300 cyclists have signed up to ride 55 kilometers through Takhiantia Sub-district for charity on Sunday.Wanchai Saen-gnam, chairman of the Volunteers Bang­lamung, announced details of the March 18 Banglamung Jaikusol cycling event at Srisuvit School, along with Naruepan Chaowalitnithi­tham, managing director of Cho Namchai and Anon Siriwanitchakorn, business development director of Asia Bike.The fourth-annual event aims to raise funds to support chronically ill and bedridden patients, as well as create friendships, reduce energy consumption and promote cycling. The trek will take riders from Srisuvit School through Takhiantia to Highway 331, Pongsaket and back to the school.Entry fees are 400 baht – 500 if you want a t-shirt – or 1,000 baht for a “VIP” 20-kilometer jaunt. Organizers will provide security to keep riders under the speed limit and to respond to crashes.Asia Bike also will offer free bicycle checks on March 17 to ensure all the two-wheelers are in good working order.Anon said this was the first time Asia Bike was participating in the event and sees it as a good way to publicize the company’s offerings.The top five finishers will receive a trophy. Registration is available online at RaceReg.net.last_img read more

Younger scales the mountain

first_imgFrom left: Rob Davis, George Wilson, Mal Foord, Steve Younger, John Coetzee and Frank Riley.The Growling Swan Golf SocietyMonday, Dec. 4, Greenwood – StablefordDivision 11st Alex Field (17) 37pts 2nd Paul Smith (1) 36pts3rd Steve Younger (13) 35ptsDivision 21st Mal Foord (18) 37pts2nd JC lhoste (30) 36pts3rd Tony Cook (29) 35ptsNear Pins: C3 Paul Smith, C6 Steve Younger, A2 Paul Smith, A6 Mike Johns.Long Putt: C9 Bob Davis, A9 Alan Sanders.With 27 eager golfers we played C & A nines today from the yellow tees at 6,100 yards and the scores were relatively good.  The course was in fine nick with the greens playing true.In Div 1 Alex Field showed the others how to do it as he returned a good score of 37 points to take the top prize.  Second past the post was Paul Smith, with Steve Younger finishing third after beating Dave Maw and Paul Hack via the count-back system.Mal Foord took the top prize in Div 2 with 37 points while JC Lhoste and Tony Cook followed in one point increments.Thursday, Dec. 7, Mt. Shadow – Stableford1st Steve Younger (13) 38pts2nd John Coetzee (22) 37pts3rd Mashi Kaneta (14) 35pts4th Colin Stielow (25) 35pts5th Rudy Regenass (18) 33ptsNear Pins: (5) John Edwards, (7) Keith Buhanan, (15) Dave Maw, (17) John Coetzee.Long Putts: (9) John Coetzee, (18) Colin Stielow.Thursday saw eighteen players take on Mountain Shadow off the white teesSteve Younger set the course alight, returning to the judges with 38 points, which kept him one shot clear of a greatly improved John Coetzee. Third was the ever consistent Mashi taking the bronze via the count-back method from Colin Stielow, with Rudy Regenass turning out in fifth place.last_img read more

Cougars in a tilt at history

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes The Berwick City Cougars are on the verge of creating history. Before last week, the Cougars had…[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

Doggone! Missing pooch is back on the porch

first_img– Jade LawtonSTAR the Staffie has been returned to his home in Garfield after the Gazette received a number of…[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

Hapless…

first_img…and hopelessIf the escapees from Prison Break II at Lusignan weren’t so dangerous, it would make a very good comedy routine. How do you separate 90 prisoners from the 1000 who had to be evacuated from Camp St Prison Break I and brought them to Lusignan because they were the “most dangerous”, and then NOT keep them under strict surveillance? And this isn’t a matter of hindsight being 20/20.We know reading has declined among the general population, much less underpaid prison wardens. But don’t they and the rest of the prison hierarchy look at movies?? Especially ones on prisons? What’s the most common leitmotif of prison movies?? Jeez! Escape, of course!! Whether it’s the “Great Escape” from that German POW Camp in WWII or the “Escape from Alcatraz” (in so many versions) you learn that breaking out of the prison walls is foremost on the minds of the convicts who’re serving extended sentences.So, no!! This Eyewitness isn’t buying the story that these 13 hardened convicts somehow just HAPPENED to slip under the fence from a tunnel they just happened to excavate during heavy rainfall. First of all, even in dry weather you dig a five-foot hole on the Coast and you hit water! And if it’s raining the way it was, that hole would be full of water. Then what did they do with the dirt excavated? Five feet down, five feet across, and five feet up on the other side of the fence is 15 feet.Multiply by a minimum of 2-sq feet to allow crawling out, we’re talking about 30 cubic feet of first. That’s a hell of a lot of dirt to escape notice by the guards!! That tunnel was dug by fellas in broad daylight – and during the rain were allowed to cover their entrance with zinc sheets. Collusion of the guards had to’ve been rampant. The seizure of 40 cell-phones the morning after just confirms this systematic collusion. How’d these prisoners charge their phones??While your Eyewitness expects the obligatory COIs (plural since we had two jailbreaks…and counting!), the Government will be assisted (he knows) by the “trenchant” analyses by the Diaspora Academics who’d descended on Guyana for the coronation…oops!…investiture – -of UG’s Vice Chancellor, and ran into the jailbreak. Your Eyewitness was reliably informed the academics huddled in their rooms at the Ramada Princess for the duration! But empirical evidence has never daunted academics from pontificating, has it??But no matter how they slice it, dice it or even puree it – no one can get away from the fact that for a government that was elected on a “security” platform – they are just lost at sea!!…and unaccountableOne feature of this Government has been the disjuncture between authority and responsibility. There’s at least one governmental scandal a week — and yet, no one’s been fired to date!! It’s incredible. Prezzie has headed a very large organisation before – -the GDF – and he knows the buck always has to stop SOMEWHERE.And that “somewhere” comes with responsibility – for the good AND the bad. If appointees are allowed to get away with murder, then he shouldn’t be surprised to have the murder rate skyrocket. But what most folks forget is the present Government is not only different from the army – it’s different from the usual Government. It’s a “COALITION government!Here Prezzie is constrained by agreements – such as the Cummingsburg Accord. Even though he can – and has – futzed around with the small print (such as not allowing the PM to chair Cabinet!), he just can’t go around firing with impunity.His Government’s now like a University. Ministers have tenure!!…on timeIt’s not every day a Minister of Government has to publicly ‘buse out’ functionaries. But Minister of Finance Winston Jordan was obviously pushed beyond his breaking point when lower level staff straggled in long after he was supposed to make his presentation.Just can’t get no respect!!last_img read more

Rice farmer slapped with causing death charge

first_imgA rice farmer of Corentyne, Berbice was on Tuesday slapped with a charge of causing death by dangerous driving and taken before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.Crumwell McDonaldCrumwell McDonald, 67, denied the charge which stated that on October 28, 2017 at the Good Hope Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he drove motor car PHH 5116 causing the death of Narine Persaud. The court was told that the father of nine has been complaining of severe pain in his arm since the accident and was yet to be medically examined.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, however, requested that conditions of bail must include the defendant’s licence being suspended.He argued that age might have been a factor which contributed to the accident as the defendant might not have been able to react quickly enough to prevent the accident.Bail was granted in the sum of $400,000. The case will continue on November 16.last_img read more

North Peace Economic Development Commission to cease operations

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Economic Development Commission has announced that they will be ceasing operations on December 31, 2017.Back in November of 2016, the partners of the North Peace Economic Development (NPEDC) Commission (Peace River Regional District Area B & C, District of Hudson’s Hope, and District of Taylor) served notice that they would be withdrawing from the NPEDC effective as of December 31, 2017.In a release, the commission says the Peace River Regional District is looking at what economic development will look like in the rural areas of the region beyond 2017.- Advertisement -Individual governments will be responsible for their economic development.“The NPEDC believes that this region is ripe with opportunity and filled with energetic, innovated people, and envision a great future for the North Peace.”last_img read more

AT LAST! EUROPE SET TO FINALLY BAN RIP-OFF ROAMING CHARGES

first_imgIT’S great news for Donegal – especially if you live near the Border and find your mobile phone has switched to a UK network…and pushed up your bill.Europe will vote in a few weeks time to finally BAN the charges after years of phone companies being forced to reduce them.The Sinn Féin MEP candidate for the Midlands Northwest constituency, Matt Carthy, has welcomed a vote in an EU committee which would see the scrapping of all mobile roaming charges within the European Union. The legislation will be voted on by all MEPs on 3rd April.Speaking from Monaghan today, Cllr Carthy said: “I welcome the vote taken by the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE). It has particularly significant implications here in Ireland and most importantly along the border region where the issue of roaming charges has been a problem for many years.“Roaming charges between the six and the 26 counties have a negative impact on business, especially along the border. It is an area that has often been neglected when it comes to investment and roaming charges have been yet another reason to prevent business from growing in the region.“Sinn Féin has continuously called for an end to roaming charges and Sinn Féin representatives in the Dáil and Assembly have worked tirelessly to further this project. “I hope the legislation will be passed when it comes to the plenary session on the 3rd April.” AT LAST! EUROPE SET TO FINALLY BAN RIP-OFF ROAMING CHARGES was last modified: March 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:EUroaming chargeslast_img read more

LISTEN: Rafa Benitez pays tribute to ‘complete’ Steven Gerrard after retirement

first_imgRafael Benitez has paid tribute to Steven Gerrard after he announced his retirement from professional football.In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT’s Graham Courtney, the former Liverpool boss said the midfielder was one of the most complete players he had coached in his lengthy career and said he felt fortunate to have worked with him at Anfield.Gerrard was Benitez’s captain during his six-year spell in charge of the Merseyside club and was the driving force behind the club’s sensational Champions League triumph in Istanbul in 2005 and their dramatic FA Cup final victory a year later.The Spaniard, who has also bossed Chelsea, Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Valencia and is now in charge of Championship leaders Newcastle, said: “I was lucky because I got the best from Steve – the best time, the best age.“He scored 104 goals for us, I could play him in different positions and he was always doing well, he was a leader on the pitch, he was always very positive, he trained really well. He was an example for the rest of the team on and off the pitch.“As captain, when we needed him he was always there. We can talk about Istanbul 2005, the best Champions League final ever, and he was the inspiration of the team. He was so important for us. All I would say to him is well done Stevie.”Asked if Gerrard was among the best players he has managed, Benitez responded: “For sure.“He was very complete. He could pass, score goals, tackle, he worked hard for the team and he could play in different positions. One of the best [I coached] for sure.”last_img read more

David Wagner ‘sorry’ for ugly scenes as Huddersfield edge out rivals Leeds

first_imgHuddersfield manager David Wagner apologised for the angry scenes which marred his side’s dramatic 2-1 derby victory over Leeds, admitting emotions got the better of him.Defender Michael Hefele scored a 90th-minute winner for Town against their Championship play-off rivals, sparking trouble on the sidelines before the final whistle.Wagner ran down the touchline to celebrate with his players but became involved in a confrontation with Leeds head coach Garry Monk as he returned to his technical area.That clash then sparked a melee between players from both sides near the tunnel.When referee Simon Hooper had restored order both Wagner and Monk were sent to the stands while Liam Bridcutt, Pontus Jansson and Elias Kachunga were booked.“It is all part of the emotion of the game but maybe this should happen with the players on the grass,” said Wagner.“For me, celebrating with my players is not disrespectful but perhaps it is in British football culture. This culture is different in Germany.“This game is very emotional for me and my staff. I am sorry and I apologise for what happened afterwards.”Wagner added: “I celebrated with my players and jogged back to my technical area and Garry tried to nudge me.“Then I went to speak to him. But this was not possible at this time. I had to go to the stands.”Asked if he could “still be friends” with Monk, he said: “I don’t know him well enough to know that.”Substitute Izzy Brown gave Town the lead in the 27th minute with his first touch after coming on, getting in just ahead of goalkeeper Rob Green to finish off Tommy Smith’s cross.Leeds then levelled eight minutes later through Chris Wood’s 21st goal of the season. Kyle Bartley headed on Pablo Hernandez’s cross and Wood reacted first to score from close range.However, Huddersfield won it late on when Aaron Mooy’s cross was deflected to Hefele to tap home.On the game, Wagner said: “It was a fantastic performance and everybody has a big smile on his face.“In the second half we were outstanding and we created more big opportunities.”Monk also regretted what happened at the end of the game, saying: “I hold myself in a certain way and I have humility and respect.”Of the result, he added: “I am not going to make excuses but we are still on the right path.“I am very disappointed to lose a derby game against a close competitor but the game is about fine margins.“The winning goal was a deflection and they can either go with you or not. On this occasion it went against us.“Nothing changes for us and we stay focused. It was a very committed performance and I am very proud of the players.” 1 The Terriers boss became involved in a confrontation with Garry Monk last_img read more