Top honours for Izzy

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER AUGUST has been an amazing football month for Izzy Marsh. The Garfield football prodigy represented Victoria, helped…[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

Galway GAA Board Pay Tribute To Micheal Donoghue

first_imgThe County Board have released a statement this afternoon paying tribute to Micheal and his backroom team for their service shown to the Galway Senior Hurling team since taking up their position in December 2015. It is now understood that former Galway Hurlingmanager Micheál Donoghue has no wish to be reinstated to the position. Donoghueand his management team had announced their decision to resign last Tuesday week,after 4 years at the helm.It is believed that the Management team met on Tuesday night to discuss arequest to return to their position – the result of a meeting between theplayers and the Board – but there was no desire to return.A Hurling Board meeting took place last night and the next step now it appearsis to start the process of finding the next Galway manager. The Statement reads….Galway GAA County Committee wish to record their sincere gratitude and thanks to Team Manager, Micheál Donoghue (Clarinbridge), Team Selectors Francis Forde (Turloughmore), Noel Larkin (Meelick Eyrecourt), Damian Joyce (Cappataggle) and their complete backroom team and support staff for their commitment, dedication and sterling service shown to the Galway Senior Hurling team since taking up their position in December 2015. During their tenure, over the past four seasons, this management team have been instrumental in bringing the glory days back to Galway hurling; winning a National Hurling League title (2017), Leinster Senior hurling titles (2017 & 2018) and landing the coveted All Ireland Senior Hurling title in 2017, Galway’s first All-Ireland Senior Hurling title since 1988. Micheál and his team worked tirelessly during this period, bringing a professional and thorough approach to the role, and in doing so they ensured that the Galway Senior Hurling team achieved their ultimate desired goal of winning the Liam McCarthy Cup. We also thank their families for the sacrifices that they have made over these four wonderful years for Galway hurling. All in Galway GAA wish them every success in the future. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

SFA’s Pugh Captures 2015 Jim West Intercollegiate Title

first_img As a team, SFA posted a 1-over 289 for the third-straight round, closing out the 54-hole event at 3-over 867 and finishing nine strokes better than both Arkansas-Little Rock and UT-Arlington, which tied for fourth at 12-over 876. Saint Mary’s captured the team title with a 6-under 858, finishing one stroke better than rival Sam Houston State’s 5-under 859. Pugh spearheaded the rest of the Lumberjacks in Bastrop, finishing 16 shots better than teammates Luke Sheehan and Tony Underwood, both of which tied for 36th overall with a 7-over 223. Nathan Weant tied for 46th with an 8-over 224 while Bradley Phelps closed out the tournament with a 12-over 228. Pugh entered the final 18 holes tied for first with a 6-under 136, then proceeded to card a 3-under 69 over the final round to clinch the individual title. The 9-under 207 shattered his previous career low of 210, set at the 2013 Houston Baptist Husky Invitational, while the 207 is tied for the second-lowest 54 hole total in program history, tying former teammate Mitchell McLeroy (2012), Brian Grossman (2003) and Trevor Sauntry (2002). BASTROP, Texas – Senior Blake Pugh captured the second individual tournament title of his career, shooting a career-low 9-under 207 to win the 2015 Jim West Intercollegiate. Pugh paced Stephen F. Austin to a third-place finish as the Lumberjacks finished the 54-hole event with a 3-over 867. It is the second tournament title for Pugh, who captured the individual crown at the 2014 Incarnate Word James Litz Memorial last March. Pugh now has 10 top-10 finishes for his Lumberjack career and 24 top-20 showings as he becomes the third SFA golfer to claim an individual tournament title this season (Baxter Ward and Luke Sheehan tied for the ASU Fall Beach Classic title in November). Up next for SFA is a trip to Bryan, Texas, competing in the 2015 Texas A&M Reveille Challenge. The one-day event will be a 36-hole tournament, getting underway Sunday morning at the Traditions Golf Club. It will be the final tune-up for the Lumberjacks before the 2015 Southland Conference Championships, being held April 20-22 in McKinney, Texas. The Bearkats and Lumberjacks finished 1-2 among the Southland Conference schools competing in the event as Central Arkansas placed 12th with a 30-over 894. Houston Baptist finished 13th (44-over 908) with Abilene Christian placing 15th (56-over 920).last_img read more

Bottas pips Hamilton to British GP pole

first_imgValtteri Bottas won a battle of Mercedes team mates to deny Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton a fifth successive British Grand Prix pole position on Saturday.The Finn was a mere 0.006 of a second quicker than the home favourite as champions Mercedes locked out the front row on a cloudy afternoon at Silverstone.Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will share the second row with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.last_img

Wisdom, world’s oldest known wild bird, is a mother again at 68

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Shreya Dasgupta Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, is believed to be at least 68 years old and is the world’s oldest known wild bird.She returned to her regular nesting site in Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, located within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the northern Pacific, in November last year, and her new chick hatched earlier this month.Millions of Layson albatrosses were slaughtered in the early 1900s for their feathers, which were used in hats in Europe. That makes Wisdom’s contribution to the species’ regeneration important as it recovers from the large-scale hunting, biologists say. At nearly 70 years, Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, is the world’s oldest known wild bird. She’s also a mother once again.Wisdom was previously spotted at her regular nesting site in Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, located within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the northern Pacific, on Nov. 29 last year, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Pacific Region. She then laid an egg, which hatched earlier this month, biologists with the USFWS said in a blog post.To date, Wisdom is believed to have raised some 36 chicks during her long lifetime.“Wisdom is rewriting history about our understanding of survivorship, how long birds live, and how often they breed,” Beth Flint, a USFWS biologist, said in the blog post.Wisdom is unlike most other Laysan albatrosses (Phoebastria immutabilis). The large birds spend much of their lives at sea, returning nearly every year to their nesting sites. There, they meet their mates, whom they tend to keep for life. The albatross pairs lay a single egg, with both parents taking turns to incubate the egg and raise the chick over the next seven months or so. While one parent takes on parental duties, the other goes out to sea to forage for food. This entire process is extremely energy-intensive, so most Laysan albatrosses take a year or two off between laying eggs. But Wisdom and her mate, Akeakamai, have been returning to their nesting site at Midway Atoll every single year since 2006, laying an egg each time.Did somebody say #WednesdayWisdom? The world’s oldest bird became a mother again! 🎉🥳 Wisdom is at least 68 years old!!! She has hatched over 30 🐣in her lifetime and has flown millions of miles across the ocean 🌊!— USFWS Pacific Region (@USFWSPacific) February 7, 2019Millions of Layson albatrosses were slaughtered in the early 1900s for their feathers, used in hats in Europe. That makes Wisdom’s clockwork contribution to regeneration important for a species still recovering from the large-scale hunting, biologists say. While no longer hunted, the species faces new threats, such as the ingestion of plastic at sea, as well as non-native mice that attack the birds while they’re nesting.“Because Laysan albatross don’t lay eggs every year and when they do, they raise only one chick at a time, the contribution of even one bird to the population makes a difference,” Bob Peyton, the USFWS project leader for Midway Atoll Refuge and Memorial, said in the blog post.Midway Atoll, where Wisdom lives with her partner, is the most important nesting site for Laysan albatrosses, with nearly 70 percent of the birds’ known population relying on the island. Other species, like the black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), listed as near threatened on the IUCN Red List just like the Laysan albatross, as well as the vulnerable short-tailed albatross (Phoebastria albatrus), also nest on the island. Biologists estimate that more than 3 million individual birds of more than 20 species live on the island.Wisdom was first tagged with a tiny band by Chandler Robbins, an American ornithologist, in 1956. Since albatrosses spend their first five-odd years at sea before returning to their home colony on the islands to breed, biologists estimate that Wisdom is at least 68 years old.It wasn’t until 2002 that Robbins and Wisdom met again in Midway. Robbins attached a new band on her leg that year. USFWS staff located Wisdom on the island once again in 2006, and reattached a new band that would make tracking her easier. Since then, the reserve’s staff have regularly monitored Wisdom, watching her lay an egg on the island each year.Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, with one of her chicks. Image by John Klavitter/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (public domain).center_img Animals, Biodiversity, Birds, Conservation, Environment, Green, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Marine Birds, Oceans, Wildlife last_img read more

Tusker capture Mieno to close transfer

first_imgHead coach Francis Kimanzi, who is rebuilding his squad as he prepares to lay an assault on the league title he missed in his first year in charge has acquired the services of Sports Club Villa winger Aziz Kiemba, Victoria University forward Mathew Odong and Vipers’ Daniel Oyirwoth .Gambian holding midfielder Matarr Nyan and Ghanaian striker Stephen Nwosu complete the list of foreigners at the ten-time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions.“All the players have signed three year contracts and we expect them to be very good additions to the club. We are very serious about winning titles this year and you can see that in the quality of players we have brought on board. Adding the ones we had last season, I think we have built up a very strong squad,” Tusker FC CEO Charles Obiny told Capital Sport.At the same, Obiny disclosed winger Kevin Kimani will still remain part of the club despite attending trials at an undisclosed club in Europe.“We gave him permission to go but he has come back and remains part of us. That team is yet to state whether they are interested in him or not after the trials but they will communicate to us,” he added.The Brewers are expected to move to Meru probably in March if renovations at the Kinoru Stadium will be completed in time.The five join midfielder Cersidy Lumumba and defender Donald Mosoti as new recruits in the KPL Top 8 champions.Among the players who left Tusker include the three Ugandans Khalid Aucho (to Gor Mahia), Martin Kiiza and Robert Omnuk as well as custodians Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Samuel Odhiambo (Ushuru FC), Victor Abondo (Gor Mahia), Joshua Oyoo (Loan KCB) and Mark Odhiambo (KCB).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, January 27 – Tusker FC have completed their transfer business with the capture of AFC Leopards midfielder Humphrey Mieno and five foreign players.last_img read more

Clips of the week – Friday, December 5

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Letterkenny Rotary Club to launch ‘Tree of Remembrance’ on Friday

first_imgThe Letterkenny Rotary Club Christmas Tree of Remembrance is up and ready for the launch this coming Friday, 9th at 11 am when it will have an ecumenical blessing by members of the local clergy.You may have already noticed it on your way past if you’ve been in the Shopping Centre: it’s along the aisle, just down a bit past Santa’s Grotto, and we are grateful to the Management there for their continued support.Picture is Rotarian Seamus Devine with a family at the 2015 Christmas Tree This Christmas Tree is where you can dedicate a yellow ribbon in memory of someone you particularly want to remember now at Christmas time, someone who has perhaps passed away, someone who is not able to come home for Christmas, or just to indicate that you are thinking of dear ones or special intentions,  now at this special Festive time.A ribbon costs €2 or you can just make a donation. Every little helps. The nominated Charities this year are the St Vincent de Paul Society, the Donegal Downs Syndrome Association and of course, Rotary International Charities.There are Christmas Cards available FOC to give to your nominee after your have made a dedication.The idea is to have the whole tree covered in Ribbons by Christmas Eve.  Children just love clipping them on and seeing the number of ribbons increase each time as they go past.The Tree will be manned all the time the Centre is open by Rotarians, accompanied by volunteers from the nominated charities, or indeed Transition year pupils from the local schools, so therefore all dedications can remain totally confidential. The Ribbons will all retained for a special Dedication Ceremony early in January and everyone is invited to come along and be a part of that wonderful service.Letterkenny Rotary Club to launch ‘Tree of Remembrance’ on Friday was last modified: December 6th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Brendan Ogbu signs for Sligo Rovers

first_imgSligo Rovers have confirmed the signing of Nigerian striker Brendan Ogbu, subject to work permit and international clearance.Ogbu moves to Sligo after spending a very successful career in his domestic league.He scored 12 goals in 14 matches for Bayelsa United in the Nigeria National League season last campaign. Ogbu was previously with Enugu Rangers, FC Heartland, Warri Wolves, Ifeanyi, Rangers International and FC Heartland.He won the Nigerian FA Cup with Heartland, taking the man of the match award in the final, and player of the year that campaign overall with 17 goals in the season.Liam Buckley said: “Brendan can play across the front three including as a number nine. He came across my radar at St Patrick’s Athletic but at the time we had Christy Fagan and he wasn’t available then afterwards.“We needed to broaden our search in looking for a striker because it’s a limited market and Brendan has proven himself as a goalscorer in Nigeria as someone I feel is worth bringing here.Ogbu said: “I have been so keen to receive a chance like this and prove myself in Europe.“I can’t wait to meet all the Sligo fans and I want to help the team have a very good season.“I will be prepared correctly to play for Sligo Rovers and try to score goals like I have done in Nigeria for many years.”last_img read more

Major regulators join international panel reviewing the 737 MAX

first_imgPhoto: Boeing China will join Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore and the US Federal Aviation Administration on an international panel reviewing the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX.The FAA said earlier this month that NASA would also join the international regulators on the Joint Authorities Technical Review team chaired by former US National Transportation Safety Board chairman Chris Hart.Reuters reported Tuesday that an official of Civil Aviation Administration of China had decided to send experts to be part of the FAA panel after being invited to join.Canada, the UAE and Singapore had already confirmed they would take part and an official told the news agency that regulators from Australia, EASA, Brazil, Indonesia and Ethiopia were also expected to join.READ Boeing cuts 737 productionThe cooperative approach is potentially good news for the manufacturer, which faces the threat of separate evaluations of the plane’s safety by regulators outside the US, most notably from Canada and Europe.The FAA said on April 2 that the JATR “ would conduct a comprehensive review of the certification of the automated flight control system on the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.”READ our coverage of the Boeing crisis.“The JATR team will evaluate aspects of the 737 MAX automated flight control system, including its design and pilots’ interaction with the system, to determine its compliance with all applicable regulations and to identify future enhancements that might be needed,’’ it said.The move comes after two 737 Max aircraft, one operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air and the other by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed within five months killing 346 people.Boeing has conceded that new software added to the MAX and called MCAS was involved in both crashes but questions have also been raised about the actions of the flight crews.The US manufacturer has developed a fix for the software and expressed confidence it will prevent a repeat of the crashes.A report into the March 10 Ethiopian crash showed the aircraft was subject to repeated nose down commands and that the pilots followed at least some of the procedures highlighted by Boeing and the FAA after the Lion Air crash to render MCAS ineffective.However, there are questions about the speed at which the plane was traveling and why the pilots appear to have turned back on the stabilizer trim system and re-enabled MCAS prior to nosediving into the ground.There had been suggestions Boeing was going to present its modified software to the FAA at the beginning of April but both the manufacturer and the regulator said at the time it would not be ready for several weeks.The FAA faces a number of investigations into the certification of the plane amid allegations it was too close to Boeing.last_img read more