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Rodeo recalled

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke The annual Lang Lang Rodeo, which was scheduled to be held on Easter Monday, won’t go ahead. Following the government’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

Students to stay home

first_imgBy Cam Lucadou-Wells “If you can learn at home, you must learn at home.” And so, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced Covid-19 protection…[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

Hanniffy and Donohue secure opening win for reigning champs

first_imgNUI Galway 5-12 IT Carlow 2-5 By Michael O ConnorA winning start for reigning Purcell cup champions NUI Galway against a determined IT Carlow in round 1 played in perfect conditions in Dangan on Tuesday afternoon. Fielding five of last year’s winning side NUI Galway was tipped by many to secure the two league points. However the stern and determined efforts of the Leinster College had the result in doubt until the final ten minutes.Missing five who may yet play a part for the Galway College in the championship and fielding nine fresher camogie players NUI Galway were quickly off the mark as All Star nominee Carrie Dolan opened the scoring in the first minute. Moneygall’s Orlaith Murray struck for goal number one from close range before points from Dolan, Aoife Donohue and Murray again to send NUI Galway six clear after five minutes quickly followed by a goal from Carrie Dolan.With thoughts of an easy win now emerging for the home side IT Carlow hit back hard with 1-2 in three minutes before Donohue and the massively impressive Rachel Hanniffy making her debut grabbing a point each. IT Carlow rallied with a brace of score as Rebecca Nolan was busy in the home side’s goal to deny IT Carlow on two occasions in the first half.NUIGalway outscored IT Carlow 1-3 to a goal in the final minutes of the half with Rachel Hanniffy racing clear for her side’s third goal. It must be acknowledged that NUIGalway were most unlucky not to score at least two more first half goals and that ensured IT Carlow were in contention at the interval only seven points in arrears and playing well in certain sectors.Aided by a stiff breeze in the second half the Mullagh All Star Donohue hit for (1-1) to surge NUI Galway 11 clear in the opening minutes of the second half with the goal, a stunning finish after great work by Molly Mannion and Grace Teehan. Even though the Carlow College managed only one second half score they indeed had more than enough possession and created opportunities only for a well marshalled defence led well by Niamh Black, Emma Helebert and Lauren Gilligan.The introduction of Aine Cleary ended with the Tipperary native hitting (1-1) to ensure a 16 point win for the home side as NUI Galway face QUB, DIT AND DCU Dochas Eireann in the group games in January.  Best for NUI Galway included Rebecca Nolan, Niamh Black, Emma Helebert, Lauren Gilligan, Grace Teehan, Aoife Donohue, Orlaith Murray, Carrie Dolan, Rachel Hanniffy and Aine ClearyNUI Galway: Rebecca Nolan (Clara, Kilkenny), Mary Larkin (Shamrocks, Galway), Niamh Treacy (Eyrecourt, Galway), Niamh Black (Oranmore Maree, Galway), Ciana Reidy (Craughwell, Galway) Emmet Helebert (Ballinderreen, Galway),  Lauren Gilligan (Craughwell, Galway), Grace Teehan (Naomh Brid, Offaly), Rachel Fitzmaurice (Athleague, Roscommon), Niamh Horan (Killimor, Galway), Aoife Donohue (Mullagh, Galway)(1-6), Molly Mannion (Mountbellew, Galway), Orlaith Murray (Moneygall, Tipperary)  (1-1), Carrie Dolan (Clarinbridge, Galway) (1-4), Rachel Hanniffy (Oranmore Maree, Galway) (1-1).Subs: Oonagh Gleeson (Shinrone, Offaly), Alisha Lenihan (Tulsk, Roscommon), Eileen Cullen (Castleblaney, Monaghan), Ailish Carr (Oranmore-Maree), Aine Cleary (Shannon Rovers, Tipperary) (1-1) PURCELL CUP 2019 Round 1 The NUI Galway Panel Who Defeated IT Carlow In The Purcell Cup.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The NUI Galway Panel Who Defeated IT Carlow In The Purcell Cup.last_img read more

Reminiscence by Indra Mekdeci

first_imgHer advice to budding entrepreneurs: “…ignorance gives you a lot of bravado, but persistence is what yields success”. The former Guyana delegate to the Miss World pageant is herself a testament to the power of persistence, having tried several ventures before hitting a winning combination in Reminiscence. Mekdeci added: “Walk before you leap – Do not overextend yourself financially, most businesses fail within the first year in operation, because they overspend and do not get a solid return on investment as they first proposed, [and] have a back-up plan, as an entrepreneur you must beable to adjust to market demands.”With plans to expand the already-impressive operations into a boutique dessert and gifting store and later a franchise operation to share her business plan, marketing skills and artistic skills with women in other parts of the country, the stylish Subryanville resident’s Oprah Winfrey-like tendencies are clear. She says her biggest inspiration is “human resilience – our seemingly infinite ability to overcome adversity”.“I can only see growth for my business. Because as it stands, ecommerce accounts for 25 per cent of my sales. I intend to up my marketing overseas to gain more web orders. This helps not only me, but Guyana’s economy by bringing foreign exchange into Guyana,” she stated in elucidating her take on the economic headwinds facing businesses.Mekdeci – who simply defined success as respect – in responding to the question of what could be done for entrepreneurs such as herself, noted:  “The question is, “Can be done by whom?” If you mean the Government, then I’d say, for my business in particular – I would like help with advertising overseas through the Embassies and on the Embassy websites. For other small businesses, perhaps a tax holiday and duty-free concessions for the first year or two.” On a more personal note, the fitness buff confessed: “I love working out, I like the feel-good hormones of endorphins and I absolutely love feeling and being physically strong.”Contact: 5B 1st Avenue, Subryanville, G/town, Guyana;   592-664-3557592/629-9093; rem.gy592@gmail.com; www.facebook.com/Reminiscence.gy/ “Life ‘s special occasions deserve a delicious memory “That’s the tagline of Reminiscence, the online gift shoppe created by Indra Mekdeci that specialises in edible gifts that delight the eye and palate, as well as beautiful bouquets. Made with luxurious Belgian chocolate, the finest fresh and imported fruits, Mekdeci’s decadent yet healthy, artful gourmet creations have won her a devoted and ever-expanding clientele.Asked what compelled her to start Reminiscence, the married mother of one and healthy living enthusiast said: “I always felt the need to be earning for myself. I wanted to do something that was unique and high value and I wanted to be working from home. I saw the need for a gifting company in Guyana with access to overseas clients and wrote a business plan to suit my talents and interests.”Mekdeci, who says there is an artiste in every one of us, after spending a year teaching herself the necessary skills to make her dream a reality and practising on friends and family, opened her “gifting company” in 2012 just in time to catch the Christmas rush.As her exceptional online store and facebook page showcase, Mekdeci is an entrepreneur for whom quality is paramount. Her eyefor detail and meticulousness are evident in every delicious dessert and attractive bouquet.  “We believe in healthy living, creativity and innovation!” her website notes.“We are not a huge operation yet, but we are certainly efficient. And we keep our quality extremely high,” Mekdeci, who was raised along the East Coast of Demerara, declared. “The response has been heartwarming. We have 100 per cent repeat customers. We also have new ones every day; as such, I must say that I am always so grateful for the support of all my customers and the word-of-mouth advertising they give. Without customers you have no business.”But how does she juggle the demands of family life and keeping her customers coming back for more of the time- and labour-intensive delights of Reminiscence, as well as satisfying her fondness for working out at the gym? “Because I work from home and I have a very supportive husband, son and staff, multitasking is extremely easy for me,” Mekdeci shared.She described her husband, as her biggest influence and dream mentor (alongside Oprah Winfrey).The former Annandale Secondary student, in highlighting the lessons learnt in her years of entrepreneurship, said besides the practical lessons in money management, people management, time management and customer service: “I have also gained a lot of insight into choosing the right partners. My biggest lesson by far is to trust others; I now believe that to be really successful, you do better in numbers. Everyone wins.”last_img read more

Lethem man nabbed with marijuana

first_imgA 39-year-old resident of Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) is now in Police custody after he was busted with 70 grams of cannabis while walking on the Takutu Bridge at the border crossing between Guyana and Brazil.Based on reports received, Police ranks were on a mobile unit and while in the vicinity of the Takutu Bridge, the suspect was seen walking but upon spotting the Police, he reportedly dropped a bag and attempted to flee.The ganja retrieved by Police at Takutu Bridge, LethemHowever, the bag was retrieved and upon checking it contained the illegal substance. The man was subsequently arrested and is being processed for court.last_img read more

‘Drop England star and give the ball to Dembele!’ Key to beating Arsenal?

first_img1 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino directs Mousa Dembele It’s been a long week for Tottenham already with wins over Aston Villa and Anderlecht, but now they face the biggest task of the lot – a trip to fierce rivals Arsenal.Last season Spurs took four points out of a possible six in their two Premier League clashes with the Gunners, as Nacer Chadli helped them grab a 1-1 draw at the Emirates and a Harry Kane double got them a victory at White Hart Lane.This time, the two sides are both in excellent form and playing some of the best football in the Premier League and it’s certainly getting fans of all clubs excited.But what are Tottenham supporters saying ahead of Sunday’s clash? Check out the tweets below to find out…last_img read more

VIDEO: PE teacher completes 25,000 kick-ups in four hours in world record

first_imgWorld record attempts can be quite strange these days.You only need to flick through the latest copy to know even the most mundane of skills can be twisted into something to be proud of.But a Chinese PE teacher reversed the trend by completing 25,000 kick-ups in four hours.Zhang Zhili showed off a wide range of tricks in the exhausting display of endurance and skill.And it paid off for the tenacious man in the end as he earned a framed certificate and a place in the world-famous book.Watch the video above…..last_img read more

Klopp may leave out key man vs Villa over Man City fears, Grealish passed fit

first_img 6 AFP or licensors Following their crazy Carabao Cup triumph over Arsenal in midweek, Liverpool will be hoping for a far less stressful trip to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.The Reds’ triumph over the Gunners was one of the best games you’re likely to see all season, as the crazy encounter finished 5-5 in normal time. Liverpool’s starlets have kept their Carabao Cup run going “I never worry too much when it’s a contact injury, a dead calf – he’s got a small bleed on his calf and he’s responded well to treatment.”However, they will be without Jota and Keinan Davis, who have hernia and hamstring issues respectively.Spaniard Jota is expected to make a return to training next week though.How Villa could look Live on talkSPORT On whether Fabinho will play or not, Klopp said: “I don’t know yet. I will have to see. I know he is [one booking away]. No challenges at all!“It is not possible against Villa to play without tackles. We know it. We have to deal with this information, either him or me with the line-ups.”The Premier League is a priority for Liverpool so Klopp will no doubt pick a strong side.How Liverpool could look Grealish is winning the race to be fit for the Liverpool clash In his press conference on Friday, Klopp said: “We discussed it. We have to as there is not too much time to make that decision. But no final decision yet.“If we did play while in Qatar it would be two different teams but we cannot leave any players at home for the Carabao Cup.“We have two games there (in Qatar) in a very busy period. It is not that we can go there with 11 players and say these 11 guys play two games in Qatar and the other guys play back home against Aston Villa.“It doesn’t work like that. We will make a decision but not yet.”Liverpool were actually drawn against the team they’re playing this weekend in the cup, however, the Premier League clash is the focus right now.Here’s how both teams could line up at Villa Park, according to talkSPORT.com. It then went to penalties which Liverpool won 5-4 to book their place in the quarter-finals.However, there’s a risk they won’t play in the next round as they are taking part in the Club World Cup in Qatar when the ties are due to happen in December.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has threatened to not play in the quarter-finals if the EFL can’t find an alternative date that suits his side.He took the opportunity to reveal that there were talks between the club and EFL about the prospect of leaving players behind to play in the Carabao Cup tie but Klopp ruled this out as a possibility. Getty Images – Getty Is this the team Smith will field against Liverpool? The weekend starts with talkSPORT where SIX games are live across the network Getty Images – Getty 6 6 Liverpool team newsThe Reds are still without defender Joel Matip, who could be sidelined for up to six weeks with a knee injury.Meanwhile, Naby Keita was forced off with a calf strain during the Arsenal game. He is in contention to play but the midfielder may not be risked.Klopp is also greeted with a difficult situation as defensive midfielder Fabinho is one yellow card away from a suspension.So if he were to play and be cautioned on Saturday, the Brazilian maestro would be ruled out of Liverpool’s massive Premier League encounter at home to Manchester City on November 10. 6 6 Barnsley vs Bristol City (Friday, 7.45pm) – talkSPORT 2Bournemouth vs Man United (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORTWigan vs Swansea (Saturday, 12.30pm) – talkSPORT 2Arsenal vs Wolves (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Watford vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5.30pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Preston (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 6 Klopp is standing firm against the EFL at present Klopp has a big decision to make on whether to play Fabinho or not AFP or licensors Aston Villa team newsDean Smith is waiting on the fitness of Villans captain Jack Grealish, who missed their Carabao Cup win over Wolves with a calf injury.The manager expects Grealish to be available against the Premier League leaders, with Smith offering a positive update on his fitness after the midweek game.Smith said: “He’s OK. He’ll be pushing to be fit for Saturday. He wasn’t fit (for Wolves) but I wouldn’t have picked him anyway. He’s responded really well. The risk of playing Fabinho is too high Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our networklast_img read more

Maxwell: I’m uniquely equipped to lead Scottish FA

first_img“So I’ve got a real breadth of understanding of Scottish football as a whole and I think it’s fairly unique.“When you’re involved at a club you’re very much focused on the club. Leading this organisation, it’s a complex organisation and there are a lot of different parts to it.“I think my club understanding equips me well to see it from their perspective but I think the experience I’ve got from playing and coaching outwith that means that I can look at the other aspects of the business and the association, look at that with a bit of freshness and see how we can drive things forward.”Maxwell comes into a business that faces a number of challenges. The men’s national team hasn’t qualified for a major finals since 1998, a decision is to be made between Hampden and Murrayfield as the national stadium and sponsorship deals have to be found, among other issues including uniting the Scottish FA board.The new chief executive said his priority is to get to know the organisation and staff before tackling specifics.“I think the first thing in terms of challenges is for me to understand the business,” he said. “I’ve an idea of what happens because I had a taste through my time at Thistle and time on the SFA board but I think really understanding the business is the first big challenge, getting to know the staff and how things work.“Any organisation would always look at freshness and changing things and tweaks. It’s really about improving things and driving the association forward. “Overall, he believes his role is to support growing the game and ensuring it continues to play a prominent role in Scottish life and in the national conversation.“The Scottish FA’s vision is to inspire a nation,” he said. “That’s hugely important and that’s exactly what we’re here for. “Inspiring a nation to engage with football whether playing it, watching it, talking about it at school at work or in the pub. Scottish football is consumed at a huge level in this country. “There is a massive focus on football and it is a real privilege, honour and opportunity to go and harness that energy and drive that the public have to try and move things on.” The Scottish FA’s new chief executive Ian Maxwell said he’s ready to take on the challenge of “inspiring a nation” and believes he has a unique background that can help him succeed at Hampden.Maxwell succeeds Stewart Regan at the governing body but has previously been a board member at Hampden. The former player, and recent Partick Thistle chief executive, said he’s picked up skills in a varied career that can help him deal with the job.“I think I bring a unique understanding of football in Scotland,” he said. “I’ve played the game, I’ve run a club for a number of years, I’ve sat in a boardroom at the SFA and SPFL. “Even outwith that my son has played for the local boys club and I’ve been involved in coaching that, and I still play over-35s football on a Sunday. last_img read more