Rook goes bald for cancer

By KATHRYN BERMINGHAM ALL eyes were on Teague Rook on Friday afternoon when the Pakenham Springs Primary School teacher shaved…[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.

High tea for old friends

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson PAKENHAM Probus Club members, each born in 1936, celebrated a special milestone together last week. The eight…[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

Ryan Lochte targets Tokyo after comeback swim

first_imgBenefits of township living Although the time was nearly four seconds slower than his world record, five-time Olympic gold medalist Lochte was happy with his performance as he sets out on the comeback trail after a turbulent three years.Lochte was suspended from swimming for 10 months after the scandal at the 2016 Olympics, when he was found to have fabricated a story about a robbery during a drunken late-night episode in Rio de Janeiro.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHe was given a further 14-month ban last year by the US Anti-Doping Agency for taking a banned intravenous infusion of what he said were vitamins in May 2018.Lochte, who underwent treatment for alcohol abuse in Florida last year, said Wednesday he could understand why fans might not have faith in him as he embarks on his comeback. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer “And I’m definitely not the same person I was three years ago. I’m a different person. I’m just trying to be a different person.“I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. I’m just here to race and have my goals set for 2020.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “That’s understandable, especially through the roller coaster I’ve been on,” Lochte told a press conference. “But right now I’m not trying to prove anything to anyone. AdChoices广告Ads by Teads“I’m doing this for me and my family. I want to go to the 2020 Olympics, my fifth Olympics, and hopefully get on the podium there.“Everything I do from here in the pool and outside the pool is for my family.”Lochte said he had sought treatment for alcohol abuse after deciding his life “needed a change”, adding that the birth of his son Caiden in 2017 and daughter Liv last month had given him a new outlook on life.“I checked myself into rehab. I did the classes, I got out, I did everything,” he said. “Since Caiden and my new daughter have been born I have a new perspective on life.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — soloncenter_img Argentine ex-boxing champ jailed for child abuse MOST READ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Ryan Lochte looks on after competing in the men’s 200-meter individual medley time trial at the U.S. national swimming championships in Stanford, Calif., Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Lochte is returning from a 14-month suspension. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)A rejuvenated Ryan Lochte returned to competitive swimming for the first time in more than a year on Wednesday, insisting he was a changed man as he targets a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Lochte, who turns 35 on Saturday, booked his place at the US Olympic trials after clocking 1min 57.88sec in the 200 medley at the US National Championships in Palo Alto.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian View commentslast_img read more

Second women’s Self Reliance Workshop commences in Linden

first_imgSome 40 Linden women will over the course of this week benefit from a Self Reliance Workshop and Success in Business Workshop organised by First Lady Sandra Granger. The workshop opened on Monday at the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) where the First Lady addressed the attendees.First Lady Sandra Granger (centre) is flanked by (from left, seated) Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Yvonne Smith of the Office of the First Lady, Wayne Barrow facilitator at Interweave Solutions Incorporated, Region Ten Mayor Carwyn Holland, Regional Chairman Renis Morian, Sandra Adams, Assistant National Director of Community Development Council and Yohann Pooran, facilitator at Interweave. The participants are pictured standingThe workshop funded by the Social Protection Ministry, is the second in the community and is set to wrap-up on Friday. In her address to the women, the First Lady expressed gratitude to the Ministry for the initiative and praised the support given at the Regional level. She noted that women have become empowered and equipped with knowledge on how to effectively manage a business. The First Lady added that it creates a positive fusion with community and family life.“The ladies can empower themselves and teach the basics of how they can run a business and through that confidence in themselves, they will be able to tell about market, to be able to package, to plan and how to set themselves, to be marketable,” she said.The First Lady made a pledge to have the initiative reach those regions that did not benefit from the initiative by December or early next year.Following the workshop, participants are expected to embark on a community enhancement project.Upon completion of the workshop participants will receive a certificate recognised by the Ministry of Business and microinstitutions.Women who participated in the previous workshop last year had embarked on a potable water initiative in the Christiansburg community.Also in attendance at Monday’s opening were Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland, Regional Chairman Renis Morian and Deputy Director of Community Development Councils Sandra Adams.last_img read more

Slain prison officer was sole breadwinner

first_imgThirty-three-year-old Odinga Wickham, the prison officer who succumbed after he was shot multiple times during the Camp Street Prison unrest on Sunday, was the sole breadwinner for his family.This is according to Annette Wickham, the mother of the dead officer, who broke down in tears as she spoke about her son to media operatives on Monday.“…is meh eldest child… He’s 33, ah mind him without [his] father. It’s hard, it’s hard. I keep asking the guards, I keep asking his colleagues, did he hit the prisoner? [Colleague] said “no ma’am, we gonna get down to the story”…Who’s gonna look after me? Who is gonna look after his daughter?” the grieving mother cried on Monday.Dead: Odinga WickhamAccording to the heartbroken mother, at about 16:30h on Sunday, she received information that the Camp Street Prison was on fire and recalled calling her son but those calls went unanswered. She said she immediately prepared to head the Georgetown Public Hospital as news of prison officers being injured spread.However, shortly before leaving home, a family member, who worked at theAnnette, grieving mother of WickhamGeorgetown Public Hospital, called her and informed her that her son was injured.“When I went down there, I spend a long time outside. The guards wouldn’t allow me to go in. I seh I have my ID card, do you want me to show my ID card? I’m the mother of Odinga Wickham and then a female guard said ‘come’ and she put me in a corner of the hospital to stand up, and I stood there. By the time a receptionist came and she took me into the doctor. The doctor seh “Ms Wickham, how are you? What can I say to you? Your son got four gunshot wounds…two to the chest”…He said he [Wickham] is doing a surgery straight away and I cannot see him now, come back tomorrow morning at eight o’clock,” the distressed woman recalled.She noted that the doctor sought to comfort her, and she “took his words for granted” and left the hospital with the intention of returning the following morning.However, as soon as the man’s mother arrived home, she was greeted by neighbours who gave her their sympathies while revealing to her that news entities were reporting that her son had died.Brandon, grieving fiancee of WickhamShe added that this information was later confirmed by two nurses.In tears, the dead man’s mother disclosed that Wickham is the father of a four-year-old and is also engaged.Tony Brandon, Wickham’s fiancée, was unable to speak with media operatives as she was still in a state of disbelief.Following the attack by prisoners at the Camp Street Prison, Wickham was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital with gunshot injuries and died while in the emergency theatre.He was one of several prison officers hospitalised from shots fired from the marauding inmates.The prison warden was described as a very hard working and friendly man.The unrest resulted in the Camp Street Prison being burnt to the ground and the escape of four hardcore murderers.last_img read more

Relief as Wilshere returns to action

first_imgOne reverse pass to Nico Yennaris might have brought a goal, and there was a moment’s concern when he was briefly treated by the physio.But the 20-year-old was quickly up and given a standing ovation when his planned substitution came 17 minutes into the second half.Arsene Wenger has promised to take his time with Wilshere, who was forced to abort a previous comeback to have surgery on a separate knee injury.And England manager Roy Hodgson has been asked to overlook the midfielder for this month’s World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland.– Football365.com0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, England, October 2- Jack Wilshere played more than an hour for Arsenal’s U21 side on his first appearance for 14 months.Wilshere lined up in an advanced midfield role against West Brom at the Hawthorns, and there were flashes of the quality which made him a regular for England before foot and ankle problems struck.last_img read more

UPDATE: Missing Grande Prairie youth has been found

first_imgPolice are asking anyone who knows of Hillard’s whereabouts or has recently been in contact with him to please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5701 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.hilliard UPDATE: The Grande Prairie RCMP say that Xavier Hillard has been located safe and unharmed.GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB – Police in Grande Prairie are asking for help in locating a missing youth.Xavier Hillard (also known as Xavier Langlois), aged 13, was reported missing this afternoon at 2:00 p.m.- Advertisement -He is described as:CaucasianBrown hair5’180 lbsHe was last seen wearing a white jacket, red hoodie, green camo pants.There is a general concern for his well being and RCMP would like to locate and speak with Hillard as soon as possible.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgShaun Friel pictured working with colleagues in the UK.Stephen Cuffe working in Inish Pharmacy.With the CAO application deadline looming (1 February at 5.15pm), approximately 2,400 Leaving Certificate students within Co. Donegal are currently making that all important choice.The great news for students is there are a large number of options out there for them, including at Letterkenny IT.At LYIT, they believe that learning can be engaging, practical and above all inspirational. They offer over 100 courses in Science, Engineering, Business and Tourism, many developed with industry, up to Masters level.One of the greatest strengths of LYIT is the fact that there is a proven track record of progression and employability on all CAO programmes being offered.This certainly was true for Shaun Friel who hails from Kerrykeel, Co. Donegal and currently lives in Dublin.Shaun originally completed a National Diploma in Civil Engineering (which in 2014 required 275 points to be guaranteed a place on course). He then proceeded to complete a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University where he was awarded a First Class Honours degree. He progressed to a Master of Science in Construction and Project Management at Queen’s University Belfast and concluded with a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering at University of Ulster, Jordanstown.A fantastic educational portfolio for any person to boast.When asked why he decided to take this route and choose LYIT as his first education destination Shaun said, “The reason I chose this path was because it gave me time to decide on which Level 8 course I wanted to pursue and at which university I wanted to pursue it.It is fair to say that this is one of the most common themes being fed back by Leaving Certificate students.Shaun added, “The lecturers and careers centre offered excellent advice on the options available to students post level 7 in Civil Engineering. “University open-day visits, career days and workshops made choosing my future career path and the transition to level 8 study straightforward.There is a lot of negative publicity around the construction sector at the minute but it is refreshing to hear a story of a person who is really succeeding and making a career for himself in this sector.Shaun’s career began as a Student Engineer with Donegal County Council where he worked in the Roads & Transportation and Water & Environment sections.From there he took up the position of Quality Manager with Pavement Management Services Ltd. in Co. Galway. After this he was employed as Technical/Laboratory Manager with Roadbridge Ltd. on the Shell Corrib Gas Terminal Project in Bellanaboy, Co. Mayo.Construction of the gas processing terminal was the largest engineering and construction project ever undertaken in Ireland, with 1,200 people employed on-site at peak construction.Shaun then held the position of Product Development Manager for Ennis-Flint in the UK.He is now currently employed as Research and Materials Engineer at Irish Tar and Bitumen Suppliers based in Dublin.His current role covers three main aspects: overseeing and providing technical designs for road surfacing materials to customers, provision of technical support to customers, and research and development of new products and techniques.When discussing the sector he is employed in Shaun reflects, “There is no doubt that the last seven years has been particularly tough for the Civil Engineering industry in terms of reducing budgets and reduced infrastructure investment.“This has had a significant knock-on effect on employment opportunities both locally and nationally within the industry.However, in my opinion the future is looking much brighter in terms of employment opportunities.“The world will always need Civil Engineers to design, construct and maintain infrastructure assets such as bridges, roads, railways, tunnels, buildings, transportation systems, water resources, coastal erosion and flood defences.“Without these assets, economies and societies cannot progress.”When Shaun was asked would he recommend LYIT and the educational route he took to others he said, “Yes I would, because it gives a solid grounding in a wide range of subject areas within Civil Engineering before progressing to level 8.“There are certain Universities in Ireland and the UK which offer level 8 Civil Engineering degrees but have very little time dedicated to practical training.“The emphasis on practical training within LYIT in subject areas such as surveying, soil mechanics and fluid mechanics were invaluable to me during my level 8 studies.“This helped me to develop my understanding of Civil Engineering principles as well as bridge the gap between the theory and practical in engineering projects after gaining employment.Stephen Cuffe, from Buncrana, is a Science graduate from LYIT who shares a similar story as Shaun.The first course he completed was the National Diploma in Analytical Science in 2003. Then in September 2009 he enrolled in the Higher Certificate in Science (Pharmacy Technician) which he completed in January 2011 (this course in 2014 required 285 points to be guaranteed a place).On completion of the Pharmacy Technician course he enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) at Ulster University in September 2011 and is currently in the final year of the course.Such an impressive progression but as Stephen points out “Initially I started the course with the aim of becoming a Pharmacy Technician, but after encouragement from LYIT staff members I took the decision to advance to the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) course in Ulster University at the Coleraine campus.Stephen has worked at Inish Pharmacy since January 2011 and now works on a part-time basis while he completes his MPharm. He is delighted he followed this route. He added, “My experience at LYIT provided me with a great insight into my profession of choice.“The course provides great practical experience in the classroom as well as dedicated work experience.“Also if you don’t get into your number one choice on a high point course, LYIT can be a great starting point which can be used as a stepping stone for progression.“LYIT also has great degree courses with Masters opportunities as well.Stephen sums up his experience by adding, “LYIT have a wide variety of excellent courses taught by well-trained professionals.“The campus is continually expanding and progressing and has excellent facilities.” They also offer encouragement to proceed and succeed.There are many more great stories from students who have walked through the doors of LYIT – it is always nice to hear of local people who are doing well for themselves.This year LYIT has added more degrees in exciting new areas with almost half of their courses offering a work placement option.Over 3,500 students choose to study at Letterkenny IT for the relevance and quality of the courses.What they are guaranteed to take away are excellent qualifications and an innovative experience, one which will stay with them forever – just like Shaun and Stephen.For further information and before the deadline this coming Sunday, visit email or contact Irene on 074 918 6120LETTERKENNY IT – COURSES WHICH GUARANTEE A BRIGHT CAREER was last modified: January 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessCAOFeaturesLYITnewslast_img read more

Rob Green: Former England goalkeeper agrees to join Huddersfield Town

first_img Rob Green 1 Former England goalkeeper Rob Green has agreed to join Premier League Huddersfield until the end of the season.The experienced 37-year-old, who won 12 caps for his country between 2005 and 2012, was a free agent after leaving Leeds by mutual consent.Head coach David Wagner said the Terriers needed to strengthen their goalkeeping options.“I think it makes total sense to bring Rob Green in because after Jonas Lossl, who has done an excellent job so far, we have very young goalkeepers with Joel Coleman and Ryan Schofield,” Wagner told the club’s official website.“I met Rob and he is a very experienced guy and a good guy. He knows the role I expect from him in the next 10 months he’ll be with us. I’m very happy he can join us.”Green came through the youth system at Norwich and has also played for West Ham and QPR.He was ever-present at Elland Road last season as Leeds narrowly missed out on the Sky Bet Championship play-offs, which were eventually won by his new club.last_img read more

Allardyce insists Silva not fully at fault for Everton’s woes and names culprit

first_imgFormer Everton boss Sam Allardyce insists director of football Marcel Brands must take some responsibility for the club’s demise amid growing pressure on Marco Silva.Current Toffees manager Silva has overseen a dreadful start to the season, with just seven points from their opening eight games landing them in the relegation zone.Everton have spent big over the previous two seasons, almost £200million to be precise, but the fans haven’t witnessed any notable improvement from Allardyce’s tenure during the 2017/18 campaign. Getty Images – Getty LIVE on talkSPORT 2 2 Getty Images – Getty Everton fans are growing increasingly impatient with Silva center_img Allardyce knows all about the pressure and expectation at Goodison Park, having left fans frustrated with his philosophy, and he admits he would’ve loved to have the resources available now.But the former England manager also suggests the club have spent the money poorly – and that might not be Silva’s fault.Brands was appointed as the club’s director of football in May 2018, tasked with overseeing Everton’s recruitment policy.“You’ve got to look at the new director of football,” Allardyce told talkSPORT. “Is Marco Silva struggling because he hasn’t recruited all these players and it’s the new director of football?“It’s a difficult position as a manager. He [Brands] has been brought in with a big reputation as director of football. Is Marcel Brands responsible for Everton’s woes? “But, at the end of the day, you spend all this money and if you don’t spend it the right way, it makes the manager’s job harder.“I wonder how many of these players Marco Silva actually sanctioned and said he wanted.”Nonetheless, Allardyce can offer no further defence of Silva, who is surely running out of time on Merseyside.“His record doesn’t sit that well and if you get the job, you’ve got to get in and do the job,” Allardyce added.“You’ve got a great opportunity at such a big club at Everton, like I had, and I would’ve loved to have stayed and had all this money that’s been spent on the team.“The team that he’s got now compared to the team I had, there are only about three or four players playing.” Sunderland vs Grimsby (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Germany vs Argentina (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Russia vs Scotland (Thursday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Czech Republic vs England (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTCoventry vs Tranmere (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week last_img read more