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Disabled call the shots

first_imgBY JARROD McALEESE INDUSTRY leaders recently delivered a detailed overview of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at the Outlook…[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

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Galway Open Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Defence With Win Over Offaly

first_imgJohn Hanbury also gave Sean his thoughts on the gameAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/JOHN%20HANBURY%20POST%20OFFALY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Finally, Niall Canavan and Conor Hayes sat down to discuss Galway’s win and sees where it leaves the side in the Championship overall with one game played.Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/CONOR%20HAYES%20POST%20OFFALY%20GAME.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Offaly manager Kevin Martin spoke to the Media after the gameAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/KEVIN%20MARTIN%20OFFALY%20MANAGER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. All-Ireland Senior Hurling Champions Galway opened the defence of their Leinster Title with a 5-18 t0 2-15 win over Offaly yesterday evening in O’Connor Park in Tullamore. Brian Concannon scoring 2-1 of Galway’s Total. Sean also got the thoughts of Conor Back Adrian TuoheyAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/ADRIAN%20TOUHY%20POST%20OFFALY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email After The game, Sean Walsh spoke to Galway Manager Micheal DonoghueAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/MICHEAL%20DONOGHUE%20POST%20OFFALY.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Galway: James Skehill; Adrian Tuohey, Daithí Burke, John Hanbury; Pádraic Mannion, Gearóid McInerney, Aidan Harte; Johnny Coen, David Burke (c); Joe Canning (0-8), Cathal Mannion (0-1), Joseph Cooney (1-4); Conor Whelan (1-1), Conor Cooney (0-2), Brian Concannon (2-1).Subs used: Jason Flynn (1-0) for C Cooney, Sean Loftus (0-1) for Coen, Niall Burke for C Mannion, Ronan Burke for Harte, Jonathan Glynn for Canning.Offaly: Eoghan Cahill (0-1); Tom Spain, Seán Gardiner, Ben Conneely; Damien Egan, Pat Camon, Brendan Murphy; David King (0-02), Shane Kinsella (0-1); Conor Mahon, Dan Currams (0-1), Colin Egan; Oisín Kelly, Joe Bergin (1-1), Shane Dooley (1-9).Subs used: Cillian Kiely for Mahon, Sean Ryan for Murphy, Paddy Murphy for Egan, Tommy Geraghty for Currams, Tommy Rigney for Spain.Referee: Johnny Murphy (Limerick).last_img read more

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Motu Koita rugby league working on strategic plan

first_imgChairman of the MKRLA, Pipi Dai Boe said having a proper strategic and operational plan will ensure that those who hold positions in the MKRL must have a set of action plans, a set of rules and guidelines, and achievement pathways in place to help them run the affairs of the MKRLA.“This is so they can operate in a professional manner with accountability and transparency to achieve the required desired outcomes and objectives of the MKRLA. We cannot operate on ad hoc basis anymore,” said Boe.He added that MKRLA’s registration with the Investment Promotion Authority (IPA) is in the process.“The IPA registration and PNG Rugby Football League affiliation together with the specified strategic and operational plans will make our organisation a genuine one.“Our dealings will be authentic so that the general public, our stakeholders and sponsors can recognise us accordingly.“The general meeting and election of new office bearers is in the pipeline and is part of the plans the current MKRLA executives have made as we believe in democratic rights of other potential Motu Koita aspiring leaders.“The onus is on those interested to take up voluntary positions to be willing to sacrifice and each club to organise themselves starting now and be prepared to fulfil the requirements that the MKRLA will set and impose on all participating clubs,” said Boe.last_img read more

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Police Nab 2 Armed Robbers

first_imgPolice in Monrovia have arrested two “notorious armed robbers in connection to a recent armed robbery incident in Brewerville City, outside Monrovia in which an undisclosed amount of Liberian dollars were reportedly stolen.”Otis Richard (aka Nut Shaking) and Koko Borbor (aka Night Bird) allegedly arm robbed a resident of Brewerville, making away with L$350,000 and an unspecified amount of United States dollars, as well as other valuables. The robbers reportedly held their victims at gun point before they committed the act, an LNP release said.“Koko Borbor (the brother of detained armed robber Kollie Borbor) and Otis Richard have long been on the police wanted list in connection to a series of armed robberies in Monrovia and its environs,” the release said.Both men were involved in the October 24, 2015 armed robbery of Madam Massa Kamara, a resident of Peace Island in Congo Town, according to the release. The men, on November 11, 2015, armed robbed Pastor John Sabah, inflicting wounds on his son and making away with huge sums of money and valuables. The LNP has meanwhile declared wanted 21 notorious armed robbers who were recently freed from the Monrovia Center Prison (MCP) following an intervention by the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission on grounds that the suspected robbers were not tried for two consecutive terms of court. The police said some of the men are behind the recent wave of armed robberies across the city and its environs. The wanted men include Pirus Konneh, Peter Toe, Archie Zondo, George Pantoe, Victor Jones, Prince Payleh, Siakah Konneh, Richard Tokpa, Joe Morris, and Jerry Kamara. Others also wanted by the police are Joshua Ziah, Junior Joseph, Laye Kamara, Michael Harris, Otus Brown, Archie-boye Siaway, Musa Kamara, Augustine Roberts, Austine Tarr, Isaac Sale, and Zacchaus Tengbeh.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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No critics allowed

first_imgDear Editor,Lincoln Lewis and David Hinds are the two latest casualties of the behemoth regime of David Granger. If I may, for starters give a sarcastic gesture in saying kudos to The President for doing this, should have dropped them long before now. My reason for making that statement is that these two have indeed lost their relevance to Granger and to society hence, they rightly deserve the humiliation issued to them. And the one who could have done the evil deed in the best way possible was their good friend and party comrade David Granger. Again, I say to him a job well done.The first named gentleman, who is supposedly a labour representative has somehow forgotten his role as advocate championing the rights of workers against the excesses of the government. He certainly had his duties and obligations all mixed up and contorted. He was most urgently engaged in everything else other than things labour, simply put, he is an active public relations agent for Granger. So urgent matters for the benefit of the workers he was most reticent. What he has been, in the truest sense is a stooge for the present regime. He has been a politician dolling up to the PNC/APNU for a long time now doing their work publishing every act of injustice, trampling on the rights of most of the hardworking people of this country as much else.Now, that “actor” role seems to have hit a snag when Lewis obviously stepped out of his league and assumed an image that he would become an independent thinker. Wrong move sir! Because, the moment he stepped out of that blind submissive role and became assertive he was promptly fired. This is the sad mistake Lewis made and a hard fall awaited him.The other gentleman Dr David Hinds happens to be a political scientist. As such he should have had the acme or clearest mountain top knowledge into the workings of the political landscape that is called Guyana. He is also a grassroots person, having fought in the trenches for the restoration of democracy in our country. A member of a once vibrant and esteemed political party The Working People’s Alliance, so there are many accolades to his name. However, in recent times he has been suffering from bouts of amnesia, the sort that makes him totally reject his primary role of being honest and forthcoming with the people as against being “politically correct.” He unashamedly took up the position of a PNC apologist churning out dozens of articles glorifying the political party that he once abhorred. What brought him to such low estate is anybody’s guess, that is, trying desperately to stay in a marriage of convenience.Well, apparently, he too got tired of that servile role and decided to make a few comments outside of the box and again this did not sit well with the Government.He was only being accommodated until the opportune time to strike. There was bound to be a backlash of some kind. Even before this, Granger has flexed his political muscle in the dismissal of his party colleague Dr Roopnarine. Even when he returned Granger reluctantly reinstated him, he relegated him to a political nobody in this Coalition of sorts.Finally, the David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis’ ought to know that they are all relics of the past, persons who should be relegated to the shameful dustbins of this country’s history.Respectfully,Neil Adamslast_img read more

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Lionesses’ ‘Shebesh’ wants to emulate Injera

first_img“I am really pleased to get this award and it is not something I expected. I have worked so hard and as a team we have done so much to come to where we are now and this will not only be a motivation for me but the team as well,” Okello said, in the midst of blushes and bubbles of happiness.“I used to look at the newspapers and saw photos of rugby players like Injera getting awards and I told myself one day I would want to be like him. He has done so well for Kenya Sevens and I would want to achieve like he has,” Okello added.Okello’s performances for the Kenya Lionesses during the 2018 Sevens World Cup/Commonwealth Games qualifiers in Tunisia earned her the award and she beat a healthy field to become the third winner of the accolade since its inauguration.Janet Okelo receiving the StarTimes TV from the company’s marketing manager Japheth Akhulia.The 25-year old was voted top ahead of team-mate Sinaida Aura who had an equally splendid performance in Tunisia, Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge who was shortlisted after his Berlin marathon victory and World Half Marathon record holder Joycilline Jepkosgei who broke the 10km record in Prague also in September.Okello received plaudits from her head coach Kevin Wambua who has described her as one of the best sevens players in the world.“She totally deserved this because she is one of the best in the world. This means a lot to her because looking at her background from humble beginnings to being the top in Africa is a good thing and as a coach I am proud of her,” Wambua said.Speaking to Capital Sport, Okello has revealed she was inspired and encouraged to join the national team by former captain Aberdeen Shikhoyi who unfortunately passed on in 2012 after succumbing to an injury she picked up during an Elgon Cup match in Uganda.“I started playing rugby while in Form Two at Butere Girls and we used to come to Nairobi annually to play in the Safari Sevens tournament. The former captain saw me and she told me I could play rugby and urged me to come try out. When I came, the coach had faith in me and that’s how I started out,” Okello disclosed.Janet Okello had a superb performance in the tournament.She had never thought rugby would be her sport especially at such a level as this and credits her quick growth to hard work and discipline.“I used to do athletics in high school. Severally, I watched girls play rugby in the school and I thought to myself, why not use all this energy I have to play this game instead of using it to fight?” joked Okello.She scored Kenya’s first ever try in the World Series against South Africa and to date, she says the memories have not left her mind.“My first time on a plane, 2013, I was very scared. I actually didn’t believe it and I thought I was dreaming. I kept telling my team-mates to pinch me to ensure I wasn’t in dreamland. I got so much motivation and from then I have just been working hard,” added the speedy utility.Her long term hope now, apart from emulating Injera and being a world beater lies in ensuring Kenya becomes a core team in the World Series and next year, see the team perform well in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya Sevens winger Janet Okello with the StarTimes/SJAK Sports Personality of the Year Award for September.NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 2- Kenya Lionesses utility back Janet ‘Shebesh’ Okello says she wants to emulate her Shujaa counterpart Collins Injera and make a similar mark in women’s rugby as much as the Kenyan record try scorer has made in the men’s shorter version of the game.Okello, who was on Thursday morning awarded as the StarTimes/Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Personality of the Month for September, says she is confident of reaching similar heights and noted the recognition will inject more confidence for her especially ahead of the new season.last_img read more

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Blast of fresh air as Europe begins World Cup qualifying

first_imgAs hosts, they will not be involved in qualifying, but the rest of Europe will vie for nine group winner direct qualification spots, while the eight best runners-up go into play-offs in November 2017 to contest the remaining four berths.Former international goalkeeper Julen Lopetegui succeeds Vicente del Bosque at 2010 World Cup winners Spain.He begins with a gentle opening Group G fixture at home to Liechtenstein before a trip to Italy in October.The Azzurri eliminated Spain in the last 16 at the Euros before losing on penalties to Germany in the quarter-finals.Italy’s new coach Giampiero Ventura took over after the Azzurri lost on penalties to Germany in the Euro quarter-finals and faces his first competitive match in Israel © AFP / Alberto PizzoliSince then, the 68-year-old Giampiero Ventura has come in from Torino to succeed the Chelsea-bound Antonio Conte and his first competitive match will be in Israel on Monday.England have a new man at the helm too with Sam Allardyce charged with turning around their fortunes after their humiliating Euro 2016 exit to Iceland.“We are going to get into the qualifiers, try to qualify for the World Cup and when we go next time we’re better prepared, I think mentally, to succeed,” Allardyce said after his appointmentAllardyce’s side are in Group F, where they can look forward to a first competitive meeting with the auld enemy Scotland since 1999. But they begin with what could be their toughest fixture, a trip to face Slovakia.Scotland start in Malta, while Slovenia and Lithuania complete the group.Star-studded Belgium’s quarter-final exit at Euro 2016 led to coach Marc Wilmots departing and Spanish former Everton manager Roberto Martinez taking his place with French legend Thierry Henry as one of his assistants.The Red Devils are in Group H and start in Cyprus.In Kiev, erstwhile striking great Andrei Shevchenko leads Ukraine against Iceland in a Group I also containing the likes of Croatia and Turkey.Joachim Loew remains in charge of reigning world champions Germany, but they will have a new captain for their opening game against Norway in Oslo in Group C with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer succeeding retired midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.– Kosovo ready for bow –England have a new man at the helm too with Sam Allardyce (C) charged with turning around their fortunes after their humiliating Euro 2016 exit to Iceland © AFP/File / Anthony DevlinAs for Portugal, Fernando Santos is still at the helm as the new continental champions prepare to go to Switzerland in Group B.Portugal travel without Cristiano Ronaldo as he continues to recover from the knee injury that forced him off in the Euro final, but their coach says they’re under no pressure.“Portugal are European champions until 2020. Until then we will always be champions, and only then, at the next Euro, will we have that responsibility of having to defend the title,” said Santos.“For now there is no pressure. We will look to top our group and qualify as quickly as possible for the World Cup.”Euro semi-finalists Wales start at home to Moldova in a Group D also featuring Austria, Serbia and the Republic of Ireland.Meanwhile, France begin in Belarus in a Group A that promises genuine intrigue, with the Netherlands eager to get over their failure to reach Euro 2016 and Sweden beginning a new era without the retired Zlatan Ibrahimovic.At the other end of the spectrum, two nations are involved for the first time.Euro semi-finalists Wales start their Russia 2018 World Cup at home to Moldova in a Group D also featuring Austria, Serbia and the Republic of Ireland © AFP/File / Mehdi FedouachAfter a Euro 2016 campaign that saw them lose all 10 qualifiers and concede 56 goals, Gibraltar find themselves in Group H and entertain Greece in Faro, Portugal on Tuesday.A day earlier, history will be made in Turku as Kosovo play their first ever World Cup qualifier against Finland in Group I.Kosovo, like Gibraltar, were admitted to FIFA in May, and their squad includes striker Albert Bunjaku, who appeared for Switzerland at the 2010 World Cup but has been cleared by FIFA to represent the land of his birth.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former international goalkeeper Julen Lopetegui takes over as coach for Spain who face a gentle Russia 2018 World Cup opening Group G fixture at home to Liechtenstein © AFP/File / Pierre-Philippe MarcouParis, France, Sep 2 – Exactly eight weeks after Eder blasted in the winner for Portugal in the Euro 2016 final against France, European nations start out on the road to the Russia 2018 World Cup on Sunday.Of the 24 teams that took part in the Euros, 10 have since changed coach, including Russia.last_img read more

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Sunrise Rotary Inaugural Colour Me Run a huge success

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Sunrise Rotary Club of Fort St. John says the first-ever colour me run in Fort St. John was successful.Kim Van, Sunrise Rotarian Chair of the Colour Me Rotary Run says that there were over 500 participants in the run including kids that participated.Although final money numbers have not been calculated, Van says that they are confident they surpassed the $10,000 goal for the fundraiser.- Advertisement -The funds from the event are going towards the Spray Park in Fort St. John.Van added that the Rotary Club is already in the stages of finalizing a date for next year with a ‘bigger and better’ run.All 500 sports were filled for the event in just under 61 hours once registration opened in May.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Teenager found strangled, naked

first_imgAuthorities believe all of the defendants in this case are gang members. Police have said Wilson, known as a charismatic leader in the community who formed an anti-gang group called The Movement, used his group as a cover to recruit the teens and later sexually assault and rape them. Wilson was a mentor to Mitchell, who had had run-ins with the law in the past but whose family and friends had said wanted to help people. Wilson and Fletcher were charged in January 2006 with one count of murder with special circumstances in Mitchell’s death. The two men are being held without bail and could face the death penalty if convicted. Wilson faced more than 20 counts, many of them sexual crimes against young men. LOS ANGELES – A judge decided Wednesday that two Pasadenans will stand trial for the murder of a 16-year-old Pasadena boy whose body was found, strangled and naked, in an alley in the city’s Northwest in July 2005. James Floyd Wilson, 32, and Rodney Davon Fletcher, 25, are scheduled to be arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 27 for the murder of Frank Mitchell, along with a slew of other charges. Wilson’s brother and nephew – Damon Barnes, 40, of San Gabriel, and Predon Alfonse Walk, 20, respectively – were also held to answer by the judge on charges related to the crime. Barnes is alleged to have set fire to the car used to transport Mitchell’s body. Prosecutors say Wilson had asked Walk to either beat up or kill one of Wilson’s other sexual-assault victims. The judge only dismissed one charge filed against both Wilson and Fletcher – conspiracy to commit murder of Mitchell’s mother, Wilma, said L.A. County Deputy District Attorney Marian Thompson. However, Thompson added, Pastor told prosecutors they could file the charge a second time as solicitation to commit murder. Pastor modified the charge against Walk to be conspiracy to commit assault likely to commit great bodily injury against one of Wilson’s alleged victims. Thompson explained the charge was originally conspiracy to commit murder. “Both Mr. \ Worchell \ and I were extremely pleased,” Thompson said of Pastor’s decision. “We presented in front of someone who has a brilliant legal mind. It was 31 days of testimony over nine months, and Judge Pastor could easily, easily pull facts from the air based on what had transpired.” Wilson’s defense attorney, Amy Jacks, said she had no comment yet, as she had not had time to confer with her client. molly.okeon@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 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

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NASA culture needs fixing

first_imgCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At NASA, once again, the problem is its culture – a habit of dismissing the concerns of knowledgeable underlings. Four years ago, it involved higher-ups ignoring engineers who feared possible catastrophic damage to the shuttle Columbia. The engineers were right. This time, it’s NASA doctors and even astronauts getting the brushoff when voicing worries that some astronauts have drunk too much alcohol before flying. “I think things have changed, but some things remain the same,” said Douglas Osheroff, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who investigated the Columbia disaster in 2003. An independent health panel disclosed Friday that, at least twice, astronauts were cleared to fly despite warnings from flight surgeons and other astronauts about their heavy drinking. One intoxicated astronaut flew into orbit on a Russian spacecraft; the other ended up with a shuttle launch delay for mechanical reasons but later tried to take off in a training jet while still under the influence. In both cases, higher-ranking officials ignored the doctors and other astronauts. Flight surgeons feel so disregarded, in general, that they told the panel they are demoralized and less likely to report concerns of impaired performance. All NASA’s leadership wants, several senior flight surgeons told the panel, is to hear that all medical systems are “go” for space flight operations. They do not want to hear doctors’ doubts about an astronauts’ fitness for duty or behavioral problems, the panel was told. That was the same perception low-level engineers had during Columbia’s final flight: Their bosses only wanted to hear positive news about the fuel-tank insulating foam that broke off and turned into deadly shrapnel that punctured Columbia’s wing. Seven astronauts died. “NASA has had a history of ignoring indications that something is wrong, and even though the odds were with NASA, they have lost,” Osheroff said, referring to recurring foam problems before Columbia’s doomed mission. It always seems to come down to schedule pressure, which contributed in large part to Columbia’s demise, Osheroff noted. “I think part of it is still this pressure to launch and launch on time. I don’t know what it costs NASA to delay a launch. But there are two costs. One is a political cost and the other is an economic cost.” Besides tales of drunken astronauts, the health panel heard anecdotes about other risky behavior – unspecified in the report – that was well-known to their colleagues, who were too afraid to speak up for fear of ostracism. With no formal code of astronaut conduct in place and no official, written ban on alcohol within 12 hours of a launch – two things that are quickly changing – poor behavior was simply overlooked. That won’t be the case for NASA’s next shuttle launch, set for Aug.7. The commander, Scott Kelly, and the crew’s lead flight surgeon have already been notified of the space agency’s expectations for their behavior on launch day. They’ve also been urged to bring up any safety concerns. To further break down any communication barriers, NASA plans an anonymous survey of its astronauts and flight surgeons. “We want to make sure that there is an open culture here and people are empowered to raise any safety-related concerns,” NASA deputy administrator Shana Dale said. As a sign of successful culture shift, NASA officials point to the flight readiness review conducted before every shuttle launch, where dissent is encouraged, and anyone with a safety concern can speak up. That wasn’t the way it always was – the Columbia accident forced changes. “It’s troubling to realize that there are still folks who feel there is a problem” communicating concerns, said astronaut Ellen Ochoa, director of flight crew operations. As for overindulging in liquor, Osheroff finds it mind-boggling that NASA could have cleared intoxicated astronauts for flight. “Launch and re-entry are the two times when the astronauts have to really be sharp because that is when most of the danger is,” he said. “So the idea of being drunk when you’re going up, you might as well go up in a casket.” NASA is up against almost 50 years of tradition when it comes to astronaut hijinks. Ever since the seven original Mercury fliers were selected in 1959, the stereotype has been a cocky but competent pilot who works and lives hard.The panel – of eight medical experts with government ties – acknowledged many cultural issues have been around since the beginning of the astronaut program and will be hard to fix.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

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