Art floods in

first_imgBy DANIELLE GALVIN THE Cardinia Grand Art Exhibition is set to become a premier art event in Cardinia Shire. The…[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

It’s the season for celebration in Garfield

first_imgBy ROMAN KULKEWYCZ A NEWLY formed group of Garfield residents calling themselves “Friends of Garfield” is holding an inaugural Heritage…[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

Connacht name team to play Dragons

first_imgJohn Porch is set for his first competitive start for Connacht after he was named in the starting 15 for tomorrow night’s Guinness PRO14 tie with the Dragons at Rodney Parade (k/o 7.35pm).  The inclusion of the Australian winger is the only change from the side that defeated Benetton last weekend, with the Connacht side running in 6 tries in the 41-5 win.  Porch plays in a back three that includes winger Matt Healy and full-back Tiernan O’Halloran, while Peter Robb and Kyle Godwin are selected at midfield.  Caolin Blade and Conor Fitzgerald, who both impressed last time out, continue their half-back partnership at scrum-half and out-half respectively.  The front five is unchanged for the third straight game, with hooker Tom McCartney alongside props Paddy McAllister and Finlay Bealham, and a second-row combination of Gavin Thornbury and Quinn Roux.  Captain Jarrad Butler continues at open-side, with Eoghan Masterson at blindside and Paul Boyle at number 8.   CONNACHT SQUAD V DRAGONS: print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

North bowlers vying for second place in conference Lions battling with Christian Brothers Academy and Keyport

first_img By Warren Rappleyea Staff Writer North bowlers vying for second place in conference Lions battling with Christian Brothers Academy and Keyport With four three-game matches remaining, the Middletown High School North boys bowling team is battling with CBA and surprising Keyport for second place in the Shore Conference’s Northern Division. The Lions are 20-10 overall, and coach Kathleen Orsetti believes her team will need to win at least 10 of the 12 games to hold onto the second spot in the conference behind Holmdel’s St. John Vianney. “This has been a really interesting season,” she said. “There’s a lot more talent this year, and all the teams in our conference are competitive. Keyport is having a good season. They beat us, and that hasn’t happened in a while. “The competition has made everyone work harder, but it’s been more enjoyable, too,” she added. Keith Kimball is Middletown North’s top bowler. The junior lefty averages 210 and has several 600 series to his credit. Two other Lions are flirting with the 200-pin mark. Bill Fearon, a junior, is in the high 190s, while sophomore Lorne Singer, another left-hander, is averaging 190 pins. The rest of the roster is solid as well. Senior Bill Fehlhaber, the Lions’ captain, is one of the team’s most consistent kegglers, averaging 175 pins. Ryan Valese, also a senior, is right behind at 170 pins. Chris Young averages 180 pins, while fellow juniors Anthony Gambale and James Bello are at 175 pins, Orsetti said. Orsetti praised the play of three other promising bowlers. Junior Matt Flack has rolled several games in the 190s and is working to become more consistent. Shawn Gannon is at 150 pins, and Orsetti expects rapid improvement by the hardworking junior. Freshman Steve Fehlhaber averages 140 pins and has put together several solid games. “We lost five seniors after last season, so this was supposed to be a rebuilding year,” Orsetti said. “But our bowlers have really stepped it up. We have a lot of talent throughout the lineup, and the good thing is that most of them will be back next year.” The Lions took on CBA yesterday and will face Keansburg tomorrow. From there, North will wrap up the regular season with a rematch against Keyport on Tuesday before finishing up with Mater Dei on Jan. 31.last_img read more

Woods makes cut at Wells Fargo despite putting woes

first_imgTiger Woods blamed his inability to adjust to slow greens for another mediocre putting performance in the second round at the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina.Woods missed five putts from inside 10 feet and flirted with missing the cut before scraping through with a two-over-par 73 at Quail Hollow in Charlotte.A 13-foot birdie at his final hole was by far the longest putt he sank all day.“I’m on a hot streak right now. I made the last putt,” he said after posting a two-over 144 halfway total that left him nine strokes behind halfway leader Peter Malnati.The huge gallery that had turned up early to watch the 14-times major champion groaned almost in unison as Woods missed a four-footer and a couple of six-footers.Not only did he squander a handful of excellent birdie chances several of them did not even threaten the hole.“I’ve struggled with the greens being as slow as they are,” Woods told reporters.“Yesterday I was blocking them; today I was pulling them trying to hit them harder … and release the toe of my putter and I just wasn’t doing it right.“I’ve had ample time to make the adjustment and I haven’t.”Playing a full schedule again this year after a successful spinal fusion in April 2017, Woods appeared to be getting his game back on track when he contended for victory twice in Florida on the PGA Tour in March.Despite ultimately falling short both times, he entered the U.S. Masters last month as one of the favourites but was never a factor as he tied for 32nd.He blamed mediocre iron play for his lacklustre performance at Augusta, and has put a new set of irons — his own signature brand — into the bag this week.It was his putting, not his iron shots, that he planned to practise on Friday afternoon.“I’m going to do some work, to get some more hit in the stroke,” he said. “I have to trust it.”last_img read more

Venus Williams opens play at French Open on Day 4

first_imgView comments Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April LATEST STORIES For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig incenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Defending champion Novak Djokovic is also on the bill, facing Joao Sousa on Court Suzanne Lenglen.The locals will also keep a close eye on 13th-seeded Kristina Mladenovic, a Frenchwoman who dealt with back pain and deficits before winning in the first round. She next takes on 2012 runner-up Sara Errani.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground Patafa cuts Tabal, runner says ‘I just want to run for PH’ Venus Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against Japan’s Kurumi Nara during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Wednesday, May 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)PARIS — Under bright sunshine, 10th-seeded Venus Williams will open play on Court Philippe Chatrier against Kurumi Nara of Japan in the second round of the French Open.The first Wednesday at Roland Garros is traditionally known as kids’ day. Parisian boys and girls will get the chance to see some of the game biggest stars this year, with Rafael Nadal later scheduled to resume his quest for a 10th title in Paris against Robin Haase.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot deadlast_img read more

Galaxy to play for local charity

first_imgVALENCIA – The Los Angeles Galaxy will play an exhibition match next month at College of the Canyons as a fundraiser for a local foundation devoted to battling childhood cancer. The Galaxy pro soccer team will take on the Columbus Crew at 5 p.m. March 18 in the college stadium to benefit the Michael Hoefflin Foundation. Tickets are $10 for those 18 and younger, $15 for others. During the game, there will be a silent auction of autographed memorabilia provided by both teams. The foundation is using the event both to raise money and to bring Major League Soccer action to the Santa Clarita Valley. The nonprofit foundation provides financial and emotional support to local children with cancer and their families in the region. The foundation serves nearly 200 families. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Its goals include educating the public and providing grants for pediatric cancer research. The Galaxy has been a longtime supporter of the foundation, attending a benefit dinner with local soccer fans for the past eight years, said Scott Schauer, the foundation’s executive director. For information or tickets, contact the foundation at (661) 250-4100 or visit the Web site at www.mhf.org.last_img read more

Newcastle complete the signing of Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea

first_imgNewcastle have announced the signing of midfielder Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea.The 23-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half year deal at St. James’ Park and joins for a reported £12million fee.Shelvey has scored nine goals in 77 appearances for Swansea since moving to the Liberty Stadium from Liverpool for £5m in July 2013.But his future has been in doubt since Garry Monk’s departure and a move looked increasingly likely. Shelvey told the club’s official website: “I’m very excited to be here. I’m so glad that it’s finally done.“I drove up through the night to be here so it’s been a manic 24 hours but it’s all been worth it to come here and play for this great club.”The Magpies’ boss Steve McClaren added: “I’m delighted to welcome Jonjo to Newcastle United.“He has great experience for a young English central midfielder and is a current England international, so I’m certain he will be a great addition to the squad.“He is a player we have admired for some time and we’re very pleased that we’ve now been able to bring him here.”Shelvey came through the academy at Charlton Athletic before joining Liverpool in 2010. He was loaned out to Blackpool a year late and he spent three years at Anfield before moving to Wales. He is an England international and is Newcastle’s second addition in 24 hours, having club completed the signing of Henri Saivet from Bordeaux on Monday. The duo will be presented on the pitch before tonight’s home match with Manchester United. Newcastle complete the signing of Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea 1last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgTHURSDAY Fernando Award nomination luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Woodland Hills Hilton, 6360 Canoga Ave. Cost: $55. Call (818) 716-2781. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.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

Martinez hails ‘mature’ Belgium display as Panama defeated

first_img“But I was delighted in the way the team reacted and the commitment everyone showed to keep a clean sheet.“In the second half we found our composure and the goal from Dries Mertens, a great goal, was so important for us.“In a World Cup, you have to play for 90 minutes and we had to be prepared to work hard, show maturity and real togetherness.”Panama gave a good account of themselves in their first ever match at a World Cup. Belgium manager Roberto Martinez hailed his charges’ “mature” display as the Red Devils defeated Panama 3-0 in their World Cup opener.The much-fancied Belgians endured a frustrating first half in their Group G opener as underdogs Panama defended stoically to keep Hazard and co at bay.But they improved after the break, with Dries Mertens opening the scoring before Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku bagged a double to put the result beyond doubt.Martinez said: “I’m delighted. It was exactly what we expected – there are no easy games at the World Cup. We started very well but then became frustrated as the first half wore on. The Central American’s head coach Hernan Gomez praised his players for holding their focus on a hugely emotional day.He said: “I think we have learned a lot from today’s game. It was a very emotional day. This is the fifth time I’ve been at a World Cup but it felt like the first.“The team was still very emotional at the start of the match but as time went by, they were able to focus better.“It was an incredible experience for our country and I think that our performance was not bad. You’re never happy when you lose but I told my players that they lost with dignity.”last_img read more