Bunyip Show’s back

first_imgBUNYIP’S Agricultural Show will return this Easter after a two-year break. The committee decided to pull the pin on last…[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

Guiao thinking of taking ‘drastic measures’ after NLEX’s 0-2 start

first_imgFilipinos 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot “We’re hoping it still comes together because it’s just two games. But there are only nine games left in the eliminations and I feel we need to win at least six in order to give yourself a chance in the playoffs.”Desperate for a solution, Guiao shared that he’s going out of his usual rotations and extending import Wayne Chism’s minutes from 35 to 40-plus minutes.“There’s nothing we can get. We need Wayne inside. I told him that already, and he’s going to play close to 40 minutes or a little bit more. That’s exactly what’s happening,” he said.Disappointed with the way things are going, Guiao wonders whether he should make a band-aid solution or keep on trusting the process with this NLEX core.“I’m not setting any deadline, but we can’t wait too long also. As I said, we try to change some pieces in the offseason, but there’s nothing. I don’t want to trade for the sake of trading and not really have an upgrade. It’s either you have an upgrade or at least, have the same material so that you can trade. But if there’s no deal or the deal isn’t fair, why trade?” he said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “We’re not stopping at that. We will keep on putting the pieces together and try to improve the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties NBA: Lin exits with ankle sprain in Nets loss to Mavs Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu MOST READ NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netIt wasn’t the way coach Yeng Guiao wanted to celebrate his 58th birthday.After a promising first showing two days ago, the Road Warriors took a step back on Sunday, falling to Meralco, 91-84, on Sunday with them failing to keep up with the Bolts in the fourth quarter.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely “Nobody stepped up for us today. We were in the game for three quarters. We were playing good offensively and defensively, and then the usual thing happens, we collapse in the fourth quarter. We still have to find the cure for that,” the outspoken Guiao said.NLEX was in it down by only two, 69-67, at the end the third quarter before Meralco blew the game open in the payoff period thanks to a 19-4 run to grab a decisive 88-71 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnWith the way things are going, Guiao can’t help but feel frustrated with his roster, saying that if nothing happens, he may just pull the trigger just to make drastic changes to wake his team up this early in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.“We’re hoping to improve every game, but that’s not what’s happening. So again, we just have to go back and evaluate and rethink. It’s a work in progress, but we can’t wait too long,” he said. “Maybe we need drastic measures that we should take in the next few weeks. We’ll see how it comes together.” ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awardslast_img read more

Winning ONE world title won’t change Rene Catalan’s ways

first_img400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Photo from ONE ChampionshipMANILA, Philippines — The nickname “D’ Challenger” isn’t just a moniker for Filipino warrior Rene Catalan, but a code he lives by.Catalan has won several gold medals, including the Southeast Asian Games and Asian Games. His MMA career has flourished as well having won his last six fights in impressive fashion and yet, he’s kept his foot planted on the ground.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust On Friday, Catalan fights for the ONE stawweight world title for the first time against compatriot Joshua Pacio in the main event of ONE: Masters of Fate at Mall of Asia Arena.And even if he beats Pacio to become a world champion, Catalan doesn’t plan on making any changes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“I told myself, no matter how many times I become a world champion I’m still going to see myself as a challenger,” Catalan said in Filipino Tuesday after an open workout at Elorde Sports Complex in Sucat, Parañaque. “That’s what ‘Challenger’ means to me.”Being a challenger, drives Catalan to strive for more as it reminds him to never be satisfied. MOST READ No. 4 Duke edges third-ranked Kansas LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee View comments ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight01:56Boris Johnson ‘humbled’ after majority win, says Parliament ‘must change’04:36Joshua Pacio is the new ONE Strawweight world champion01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown ‘People evacuated on their own’ “I’m not going to refer myself as a champion. I still want to reach greater heights and accomplish more in life. Even if I become a 10-time world champion I still want to be a challenger,” he stressed.“To me, challenger means always be humble and not be boastful like a world champion.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing downlast_img read more

Federer cruises

first_img “It’s so nice to get quick matches in the heat,” said Federer, whose next opponent is 30th-seeded Max Mirnyi. “I thought I handled it well in the heat – I’m very happy with my performance.” Third-seeded Amelie Mauresmo advanced with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-2 win over French compatriot Emilie Loit, while 2004 French Open winner Anastasia Myskina had a 7-6 (4), 0-6, 6-3 victory over Jamea Jackson. Seventh-seeded Patty Schnyder beat Shinobu Asagoe 6-1, 7-6 (11-9). Federer was so dominating that Mayer never had a game point after holding serve to pull within 4-5 in the second set. Always a perfectionist, the normally stoic Federer did seem a little annoyed at his 18 unforced errors that accounted for one-third of Florian’s points. And after smacking a forehand crosscourt winner for his third break of the final set, he allowed himself a little fist pump. He finished off the match with two service winners and his eighth and ninth aces, then hit a ball high into the stands. “If I keep on playing the way I am, not losing too much energy out on the court, maybe it’s going to pay back eventually,” said Federer, who has lost only 12 games in the two rounds. The overmatched Mayer tried a little of everything, charging the net and flicking soft drops from the baseline, but nothing worked as temperatures reached 88 degrees. He raised his racket to acknowledge the crowd after winning his first game – the sixth of the match. But he became increasingly frustrated, shaking his head and even looking to the sky for help. No. 5 Nikolay Davydenko, a potential quarterfinal opponent for Federer, advanced with a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Kevin Kim and No. 6 Guillermo Coria overcame Federico Luzzi 7-6 (12-10), 6-4, 6-3. In other women’s matches, Maria Sharapova overcame 31 unforced errors and fended off three set points against American qualifier Ashley Harkleroad in the second set to advance 6-1, 7-5. Sharapova was treated for foot blisters but did not appear bothered by the shoulder injury that kept her off the circuit for two months. French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne, seeded eighth, took the last five games after Hana Sromova turned her ankle badly and won 7-6 (7-2), 6-1. Also advancing were No. 6 Nadia Petrova and No. 14 Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2004 U.S. Open winner. Also, 17-year-old Michaella Krajicek defeated Sania Mirza 6-3, 7-5 and Samantha Stosur beat Ana Ivanovic by the same score. No. 16 Nicole Vaidisova and No. 20 Flavia Pennetta were other seeded players advancing. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MELBOURNE, Australia – Top-ranked Roger Federer advanced to the third round of the Australian Open with an emphatic 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 win over Florian Mayer today. The 24-year-old Swiss star finished with 38 winners and closed out the 1-hour, 12-minute match with an ace. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card U.S. Open women’s champion Kim Clijsters spent 10 minutes longer on court than Federer in her 6-4, 6-2 victory over qualifier Yuan Meng. Clijsters, bothered by hip and back soreness, overcame 48 unforced errors and five doubles to beat Yuan, who had heavy strapping on both thighs and produced only two clean winners in the match. The second-seeded Clijsters needed treatment on her back and hip between sets and was not moving fluently, although she went to the net 14 times and won 12 of those points. “I’m happy with the win but my body doesn’t feel too good at the moment,” Clijsters said. “Although I didn’t play my best tennis, not even close, I always felt like I could win. “As long as (the hip) doesn’t get worse, I’ll keep fighting and see how I go.” last_img read more

Boyce champion again with Ó Domhnaill the master at Nationals

first_imgBrendan Boyce reclaimed his national walking title in the 30k event today and ended up on the podium alongside Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, who finished in third place overall.On a proud day for Finn Valley Athletic Club. Milford native Boyce was a comfortable winner in 2:21.24, ahead of Jerome Caprais from Mauritius, who clocked 2:26.27.Cloughaneely’s Ó Domhnaill, set a new masters record and was third overall with a PB of 2:50.48. Boyce champion again with Ó Domhnaill the master at Nationals was last modified: December 7th, 2019 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) Tags:Brendan BoyceBrian Ó Domhnailllast_img read more

Andre Villas-Boas reveals just how close Spurs were to signing Joao Moutinho

first_img Andre Villas-Boas was in charge of Spurs for 18 months Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 3 During a question and answer session, the 41-year-old was asked who he came closest to signing during his stint as manager: “I think it has to be Joao Moutinho of course. We were so close to signing him. I think we only missed him by a few minutes.“We were exchanging information with Porto down to the last minute of the transfer window on August 31 and in the end we missed a great player, which is a pity of course.”Moutinho stayed at Porto and in 2013 joined Monaco in a combined deal with James Rodriguez.He stayed with the Ligue 1 club until 2018 when he signed for Wolves.Villas-Boas also revealed his favourite match during his 18-month reign at White Hart Lane. Villas-Boas has been out of work since leaving Shanghai SIPG in November 2017.He competed in the 2018 Dakar Rally but expects to be back in charge of a side soon.“Yes hopefully come back to management soon with a big team. Let’s see what happens in June.“I’m looking forward to it.” 3 MONEY Joao Moutinho was managed by Villas-Boas at Porto Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Andre Villas-Boas has revealed Tottenham Hotspur were ‘minutes’ from signing Joao Moutinho.The Portugal international was coached by Villas-Boas at Porto and in August 2012 nearly joined the north London club. REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED 3center_img BEST OF LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The 41-year-old also coached Gareth Bale at Spurs and offered some insight as to what it was like working with the Wales international, who is now at Real Madrid.Coaching Gareth Bale was fantastic, of course,” Villas-Boas said. “The qualities he has with the ball were amazing.“He was looking for his best position and in the end we tried him as a striker in a 4-4-2 and he did fantastically well. Special player, special character.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED ”I think probably the north London derby against Arsenal at home, which we won 2-0. It brings back a lot of good memories.“Also the [3-2] win [against Manchester United] at Old Trafford after so many years was special.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE huge blow Villas-Boas enjoyed coaching Gareth Bale last_img read more

Día de los Muertos Activities Return to Disneyland This Fall

first_imgShare This!This fall, at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, Guests will be invited to celebrate Día de los Muertos.Let’s start at Disney California Adventure. Guests should first stop at the Plaza de la Familia at Paradise Gardens. Themed around Coco, families can share meaningful memories of loved ones at the Memory Wall, enjoy the iconic Mexican Árbol de la Vida (Tree of Life) photo location and take part in a mask-making craft that depicts an alebrije (spirit guide) from the film. You will also want to make sure you visit the art exhibit called The World of Coco, Mariachi music performed on the bandstand and delicious Mexican food menu at Paradise Gardens Grill. If you have a Cars fan in the family, you’ll also want to make sure to stop in Cars Land where you’ll be able to see an ofrenda (a remembrance altar) that pays tribute to Doc Hudson, which will be found at Ramone’s House of Body Art. (I know it’s an animated character, but all the tears!)Over at Disneyland, Zócalo Park in Frontierland will feature a colorful display in honor of Día de los Muertos featuring marigolds and papel picado, along with a traditional ofrenda, calaveras (sugar skulls), an iconic figure of La Catrina and delicious food at Rancho del Zócalo.This event won’t last long! Día de los Muertos activities begin on September 7 and will take place through November 2.last_img read more

Green Point stadium ‘ready by 2009’

first_imgCape Town’s Green Point stadium, which is currently being built to host matches during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, will be complete by 14 December 2009, says Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille. Zille further announced that Cape Town would host the final draw for 2010 on 4 December 2009, adding that the city was expecting major international television coverage and an influx of the world’s soccer fraternity during the announcement. “We are working closely with the [South African Police Service] on the safety and security aspects, the disaster management and emergency services have been reviewed and adequate resources will be made available to ensure that 2010 will be a safe and successful event.” 3 November 2008 As far as transport infrastructure was concerned, she said that the re-construction of Koeberg Interchange and Table Bay Boulevard had also started, with both projects expected to be finished by March 2010. “Apart from the stadium itself, reconstruction of Green Point common, the golf course and local roads are all expected to commence shortly.” “Our planning for the fan park, fan mile and public viewing sites is reaching completion and we are now entering the implementation phase, in which we will be putting out tenders for service providers,” she said. In addition, some of the items were already in the process of being shipped to Cape Town. Source: BuaNewscenter_img Two officials from the city’s 2010 project team recently returned from visits to specialist contractors in Germany and Poland, where components of the roof and façade are being manufactured, and reported that the work was proceeding on schedule. Specialist contractors Final draw host Speaking at a council meeting in Cape Town last week, Zille said that the concrete works would soon be complete, with the main remaining tasks being the completion of the roof and façade, laying of the grass pitch, and installation of the seats and fittings. “Virtually all the sub-contracts for the stadium will have been awarded by the end of this year, and negotiations with the preferred bidder for the operating contract are continuing,” Zille said, referring to a consortium consisting of South Africa’s Sail Group and French stadium operator Stade de France. “Work on the podium and the precinct is under way and on schedule, the compression beams of the roof are going up at a steady rate, and more than two dozen are already resting on the 72 columns,” Zille said. President Kgalema Mothlanthe is expected to visit Cape Town on 8 November, when he will be briefed on the city’s readiness for 2010 and then visit Green Point stadium.last_img read more

Branson cedes control in bold alliance between Virgin Atlantic, Delta and Air France-KLM

first_imgDELTA Air Lines, Air France-KLM, and Virgin Atlantic are moving to deepen their alliance with a set of cross-ownership transactions that will move the industry another step towards international consolidation.The airlines are hoping competition regulators will allow them to better co-ordinate frequent flyer programs, airport facilities, scheduling and fares in a move that will also see billionaire Richard Branson’s stake in the airline he founded cut to 20 percent.The plan sees Delta buy a 10 per cent stake in Air France-KLM worth €375m euros ($US438m) as the European giant takes a 31 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic for £220 million ($US287m). Delta already owns 49 per cent of Virgin Atlantic, a stake it bought in 2013.The trans-Atlantic deal comes as China Eastern is also moving to buy a 10 per cent stake in Air France-KLM to strengthen the commercial ties between the two carriers. China Eastern and Delta are each subscribing equal amounts to two reserved capital increases totalling €751 million to obtain their shareholdings.The partners are seeking a 15-year partnership and Delta said the expanded joint venture, which would include troubled Italian airline Alitalia, would offer customers “the most comprehensive“  trans-Atlantic network with almost 300 daily non-stop flights.“A dynamic global landscape means it’s more important than ever for Delta to deepen ties with our global partners to provide opportunities for mutual growth,” Delta chief executive Ed Bastian said in a statement. “Bringing together the strengths of Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic into a combined joint venture will create the trans-Atlantic partnership of choice for customers.”.Branson founded Virgin Atlantic in 1984 and said the deal would help the airline better compete with British Airways and its US alliance, partner American Airlines.He told staff in an open letter that the alliance with Delta had already helped Virgin Atlantic with a traffic feed from America and the relationship with Air-France KLM would help overcome a lack of slots in London to provide network and connections in Europe.He predicted the alliance would “extremely beneficial’’ to Virgin Atlantic. “We’ve also agreed with our partners how important it is the Virgin Atlantic brand lives on as part of our arrangement, and I will remain the largest individual shareholder,’’ he said.“As I get a little older, I want to be certain that all the necessary building blocks are in place for Virgin Atlantic to continue to prosper and grow for the next 50 years.“The airline industry has consolidated over Virgin Atlantic’s lifetime and it’s now our turn to put ourselves at the heart of an important alliance, to create a stronger customer champion and build an airline which provides great opportunities for our team around the world.’’Delta has made a number of investments and alliances in past decade, mostly with fellow members of the SkyTeam global alliance, aimed at extending its global reach  The Atlanta-based airline’s existing joint venture with Air France-KLM dates to 2009, with the addition of Alitalia in 2010.It launched a joint-venture with Virgin Australia in 2012 and entered into an enhanced marketing arrangement with China eastern in 2015 that included buying a 3.5 per cent stake.In 2017,  Delta launched its joint cooperation agreement with Aeromexico, increasing its equity stake in the carrier to 49 percent, and announced a joint venture with Korean Air Lines.  The US carrier also holds a 9.5 percent equity interest in Brazil-based airline GOL. Air France-KLM said the China Eastern deal would secure its presence in the Chinese market and give it a leadership position in China Eastern’s Shanghai hub.It is also looking for increased cooperation in terms of network, pricing and operations and said the move would take place  “in accordance” with the partnership strategy of Delta, which holds a 3.2 per cent stake in China Eastern. “This partnership which is unprecedented in scale gives Air France-KLM a leadership position in the worldwide airline industry,’’ Air France-KLM chief executive Jean-Marc Janaillac said in the announcement.“With Delta and Virgin Atlantic we are reinforcing our trans-Atlantic alliance, making us the number one alliance between Europe and the United States in terms of traffic. With China Eastern, we are consolidating our position on a high-growth market. ‘’last_img read more

Tyco Completes Acquisition Of Retail Analytics Leader ShopperTrak

first_imgTyco International recently announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of ShopperTrak, a Chicago-based leading global provider of analytics for the retail industry, for approximately $175 million in cash.ShopperTrak’s solutions include perimeter traffic counting, in-store consumer behavior analytics and industry benchmarking. Combining these capabilities with its existing loss prevention, inventory intelligence and retail traffic analytics solutions, Tyco now offers retailers a unique combination of insights that they can use to make more informed decisions to improve their revenue and profitability.ShopperTrak currently generates approximately $75 million of annual revenue. The financial results of this business will be reported within both the North America and Rest of World Integrated Solutions and Services segments.- Sponsor – Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more