Five generations of show folk

first_imgBy Jade LawtonJASON Ronald OAM was the fifth member of his family to open the Pakenham Show on Saturday. Show…[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

Funds to improve town

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson KOOWEERUP and Lang Lang not-for-profit organisations and community groups will soon be able to apply for Federal…[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

Super 8’s groups to become clearer on Monday

first_imgSaturday 14th/Sunday 15th JulyAll-Ireland SFC quarter-final phase 1Kerry v Galway in Croke Park (Time TBC)Fermanagh or Round 4 qualifier v Laois or Round 4 qualifier in Croke ParkDonegal v Dublin in Croke ParkCork or Round 4 qualifier v Roscommon or Round 4 qualifier in Croke ParkSaturday 21th/Sunday 22th JulyAll-Ireland SFC quarter-final phase 2Fermanagh or Round 4 qualifier v GalwayLaois or Round 4 qualifier v KerryCork or Round 4 qualifier v DublinRoscommon or Round 4 qualifier v DonegalSaturday 4th/Sunday 5th/Monday 6th AugustAll-Ireland SFC quarter-final phase 3Galway v Laois or Round 4 qualifier at Pearse StadiumKerry v Fermanagh or Round 4 qualifier at Kerry venueDonegal v Cork or Round 4 qualifier at Donegal venueDublin v Roscommon or Round 4 qualifier at Croke ParkSaturday 11th/Sunday 12th AugustAll-Ireland SFC semi-finalsGroup A winner v Group B runner-up, Croke Park, TBCGroup B winner v Group A runner-up, Croke Park, TBCSunday 2nd SeptemberAll-Ireland SFC finalSemi-final winner v semi-final winner, Croke Park, TBCprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The first round of fixtures in each group will see the two provincial champions and the two qualifiers meet in Croke Park. Round two and three will see each team have a home game and an away game, with Galway away in round 2 and at home in round 3. As with the league, a win is 2 points and a draw is 1 point. The top two teams after the three games in each group will qualify for the All-Ireland semi-finals. The draw for round 4 of the football qualifiers next Monday morning will be the last draw of the championship season as it will determine the opposition for the 4 provincial runners-up: Roscommon, Laois, Cork and Fermanagh. Galway already know they are in a group with Kerry and will be joined by Fermanagh or a round 4 qualifier and Laois or a round 4 qualifier.center_img In Pot 1 next Monday are: Roscommon, Laois, Cork and FermanaghIn Pot 2 next Monday are the winners of this weekends round 3 qualifiers; Kildare or Mayo, Cavan or Tyrone, Clare or Armagh, Leitrim or Monaghanlast_img read more

Tottenham ‘could be ordered to play entire Premier League season at Wembley’

first_imgTOTTENHAM could be forced by the Premier League to play home games at Wembley for the rest of the season, according to reports.Delays have hit the construction of Spurs’ new home, forcing them to reschedule fixtures and play at the national stadium, with fears the ground may not be finished until after Christmas.3 Tottenham fans thank Wembley chiefs ahead of their clash with FulhamCredit: PA:Empics SportAnd the Daily Mail claims they have extended their deal with The FA until after Burnley’s visit on December 15.Their report adds that Premier League bosses are growing frustrated at the ongoing issues.And with the changes affecting fans, rival clubs and broadcasters, a forced stay at Wembley could follow.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy – who it is claimed has been warned about the possibility of staying at Wembley all season – has apologised that the clash with Manchester City will be moved to the ground – a day later than scheduled.RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final game3 Spurs are still waiting for their £850m new home to be completedCredit: Alamy Live News3 The delays are proving a nuisance to other clubs and their fansCredit: Alamy Live NewsThe Citizens want Spurs to pay for away fans’ travel to Wembley as they try to put on free busses for their fans.Spurs are hoping to play their Carabao Cup game with Watford at MK Dons in a move that has annoyed sections of their own support.The North Londoners are still hopeful of moving into the £850million new home before they host the Clarets, however.White Hart Lane could host the clash against local rivals Chelsea on Saturday November 24.Dele Alli’s long list of superstitions from bracelet’s to eight-minute ice baths But it is claimed there could be a point in the near future where the Premier League board intervene.In such circumstances it is alleged they will insist that the venue for Tottenham’s home games is confirmed for the rest of the season.last_img read more

Police and firefighters hurt in Old East London explosion

first_imgFree Press reporters were at the scene of an explosion in Old East Village in London Wednesday night. For Thursday’s team coverage of this developing story, visit here.At least two police and two firefighters were injured and a woman is in custody after a car going the wrong way on a one-way London street slammed into a home late Wednesday, leading to a major explosion that destroyed at least one Old East Village home.London police Const. Shayna Boland said early Thursday the explosion occurred while police were investigating the initial accident after responding shortly before 11 p.m.“There was an explosion. We believe it was due to the gas line,” Boland said. “We are actively making sure that everyone is evacuated within a one-block area.”Boland said there were “no civilian injuries at this point.” Two police officers suffered minor injuries while two injured firefighters were “being assessed at this time,” Boland said.Const. Shayna Bolland says LTC buses are in the area and will take evacuees #ldnont pic.twitter.com/YYpra7qoMP— Sebastian Bron (@sebibron) August 15, 2019Hundreds were evacuated to London Transit buses and police and firefighters were still going door-to-door to make sure everyone was out early Thursday. The city opened a reception centre at Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre on Elizabeth Street for those evacuated or displaced. About 30 people were transported there or made their way to the centre independently, city officials said, but all have since been moved to hotels.Boland confirmed more than one house caught fire in the fallout of the explosion. Natural gas was cut off to more than 50 houses.London Deputy Fire Chief Jack Burt said the resulting smoke can be toxic and asked nearby residents to shelter in place until evacuated. The Ontario Fire Marshal was called in, he confirmed.Police were on the scene shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday investigating the crash at the intersection of Queens and Woodman avenues just east of Quebec Street when the explosion sent a ball of flame into the sky and rocked homes blocks away.Burt described a “large debris field” in the area of Woodman and Queens avenues.“We’re taking all the precautions and securing all the evidence as well as we can,” Boland added.  Andrea Ladd had just climbed out of her minivan on Queens Avenue near Quebec Street when she saw a car eastbound – the wrong way – on Queens, cross over Quebec and slam into a house on Woodman that faces down Queens.“I jumped out and waved my arms and screamed trying to stop her but she just kept going,” said Ladd.“Then I heard the car hit the house and went down the street. The police were already there when I got there and I saw a woman getting into an ambulance. We were told to get back and then it exploded and we ran. I could feel the heat on my back.”Michael Peckham, a Woodman Avenue resident who lives “about two doors down” from the crash, heard “a big bang” and ran outside.“We saw the car embedded in a yellow brick house,” he said. “We made sure that everyone was out – the owner of the house, a lady and her young daughter.”More updates from 1am #LdnOnt pic.twitter.com/Mjusw6CNok— Max Martin (@MaxMartinMedia) August 15, 2019Two other neighbours, he said, tried to help the woman who was trapped in the car, attempting to smash a car window with a brick until police and firefighters arrived.“Police told us to get back as far as we could,” Peckham said.While Peckham was helping two of his elderly neighbours evacuate their home, they heard the explosion.“All of the windows imploded in the house,” he said. “That’s when I knew it was serious. There were a few houses that were on fire. It was pretty scary.”Another neighbour, Jason Cammaert, was sleeping until he heard the initial impact.“And then, 10 minutes later, it was the big explosion,” he said. “That’s what woke me up. I came outside. There’s pieces of roof in my backyard, and I looked out the front window and it was crazy . . . Everybody was out on the street. The house was on fire. The house beside me – four houses down – on the left side.”Many residents watching near the scene wore handkerchiefs over their faces to block the smoke.Huge police presence in OEV, lots of streets blocked off around Woodman. Reports of an explosion and fire, more details to come #LdnOnt pic.twitter.com/9Bq4KOYuU1— Max Martin (@MaxMartinMedia) August 15, 2019“The firefighters asked us to move back 200 yards and I went back to my home, turned around, and it just exploded,” said one neighbour who asked not to be identified.“There were a lot of people – police and firefighters – still there (at the crash) when it exploded. There were flames everywhere. I thought a tree behind my house was on fire.”The explosion was heard and felt for blocks. Several people were seen running in fear after several smaller explosions as firefighters fought the fire, which had spread to houses on either side of the house hit by the car.Witnesses said the car was being driven at a high rate of speed.“(The woman) has been taken into custody,” Boland said.Smoke continued to billow through the neighbourhood an hour after the explosion and police had the area blocked for at least two blocks in either direction, including a section of Dundas Street.A neighbour who lives less than two blocks from the explosion, said he felt his house move from the explosion.“It was frightening and I just ran for the front door and people were running away from the explosion,” he said. “Dozens of people started heading towards the fire. Five or 10 minutes later there were more explosions, but they weren’t as large.”Boland said investigations into the collision and explosion were likely to take several days and area residents should expect a heavy police presence.Mayor Ed Holder released a statement early Thursday morning praising emergency workers and Londoners for the kindness shown by “neighbours helping neighbours.”“I join all Londoners in praising the efforts of our brave first responders who have risked their own safety in the service of others. My thoughts are with them, and their loved ones. Words cannot properly express our gratitude and admiration.”TWITTER REACTIONSomething just blew up in east London. Shook my house from blocks away, there’s was a huge fire ball in the sky #ldnont— Zuke (@dukeofducks) August 15, 2019Natural gas explosion Queens and Quebec area. Avoid area. @LdnOntFire Mayday called. #ldnont— Dave Colvin, CEM (@DaveColvinCEM) August 15, 2019Possible natural gas explosion ~20min ago – also report of a car running into the house? Area of 450 Woodman Ave. Two houses on fire currently. Emergency services claiming the scene and streets blocked- stay indoors #ldnont pic.twitter.com/Jg6uLdzhRj— Emily Rose Baker (@emmyroseebaker) August 15, 2019Just heard an explosion and called 911. There has been an explosion on Woodman Ave. Emergency services en route. #ldnont— Jesse Helmer (@jesse_helmer) August 15, 2019A terrible smell is moving into downtown London. A fireworks / burnt plastic smell. #ldnont— Mike Sloan (@mikelondoncan) August 15, 2019Looks like a car ran into a home but don’t know for sure. Debris everywhere. People everywhere. #ldnont pic.twitter.com/JmuPuTiDYN— Roger Caranci (@RCaranci) August 15, 2019Felt my apartment building downtown shake after and explosion, there is a crap load of sirens decending on OEV and I can see a fire happening. What the hell just happened. #ldnont pic.twitter.com/LUHeiOyEAT— Jamieson Roberts (@JamiesonRoberts) August 15, 2019The smoke has just hit Blackfriars. Definitely need to close up the windows. #LdnOnt https://t.co/5scFC7OTud— Mike Bloxam (@Mike_Bloxam) August 15, 2019Just learning about the explosion in Old East Village. With multiple houses on fire, God I hope everyone is alright. Prayers with our first responders as they run towards the fire that everyone else is running away from. #LdnOnt #Heroes— Ali Chahbar (@AliChahbar) August 15, 2019If anyone in #OEVldn needs a place to stay tonight, DM me. We got you, friend. ❤️ #ldnont— Kate Graham (@KateMarieGraham) August 15, 2019Those folks affected in OEV will need our help once all the damage is assessed. Imagine losing everything in seconds….— City Lights Bookshop (@CityLightsLondn) August 15, 2019Sending ♥️ to @oevca and their community tonight. #LdnOnt— rouquinne (@rouquinne) August 15, 2019 Woodman Avenue, in London’s Old East Village, was the location of a massive explosion Wednesday night after a car slammed into a home and hit a gas line. Residents nearby were evacuated and taken to an emergency centre northwest of the crash, at the Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre. (Google Maps)last_img read more

Remains found in Nebraska linked to Missouri killings

first_img(AP) – Nebraska authorities say human remains found in a stock trailer could be those of at least one of two Wisconsin brothers who prosecutors say were fatally shot by a Missouri farmer.Lincoln County Sheriff Chief Deputy Roland Kramer said Monday that a rancher near Hershey, Nebraska, found the remains mixed with dirt in a plastic tub inside the trailer he recently purchased in Missouri.Garland Nelson, a 25-year-old Missouri farmer, is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old Nick Diemel and 24-year-old Justin Diemel, of Wisconsin, then burning their bodies and dumping them in a manure pile. He faces two counts of first-degree murder.Relatives say the brothers traveled to Nelson’s farm to collect on a $250,000 debt.Kramer says Missouri authorities confirmed the remains could belong to one of the brothers.last_img read more

Demonetisation effect: Andhra Cricket Association promotes online tickets for India-England Test

first_imgFollowing Saurashtra Cricket Association’s (SCA) anticipated gate receipts from the Rajkot Test match taking a beating after public’s  demonetisation woes, the Andhra Cricket Association (ACA) has learnt its lessons. (Vizag curator promises spin-friendly wicket for second India vs England Test)The association is heavily encouraging online ticket sales over ‘counter sales’ for the upcoming second Test of the India-England series starting Thursday.”We have given out advertisements with the website link of our ticketing partners in all Telugu newspapers and channels. Also we have kept the daily tickets moderately priced starting Rs 100, 200 to upto Rs. 500 only,” ACA Jt Secretary Arun Kumar told India Today.The season tickets for the Test match have been priced at Rs 1000 and 2000 and they expect people to take the online route for this purchase in particular.Seasoned administrator and SCA secretary Niranjan Shah admits that the government’s demonetisation announcement on the eve of the Rajkot Test match meant people’s day-to-day priorities scored over cricket. (Cash-strapped Vidarbha Ranji team to seek CAB help)”We got a crowd over 10000 on the last day. But obviously before that with people running around banks, they did not have the same time or cash at hand to buy match tickets. That’s why our gate receipts was not as good as expected,” he said.Online ticket sales during high selling one-day internationals and Indian Premier League games is par for course in Indian cricket but fans are cautious in choosing a day to watch Test match action, preferring to watch India bat or a weekend. For that reason majority of the ticket collections in a Test match come from over the ticket counters.advertisementWith Vishakapatnam, like Rajkot, being a new addition to the Indian Test calendar, the ACA is keeping expectations modest. (Why Ravichandran Ashwin is India’s best all-rounder since Kapil Dev)”Our stadium capacity is 28000 and it’s generally sold out for a ODI. But for the Test match we are inviting 5000 school children and 3000 cricketers free. Apart from that we expect at least 5000 more tickets to be sold per day,” Arun Kumar said.But despite it being a first for both the associations to host Test cricket, they are not overly worried over recovering costs.A majority of the revenue in a Test match for host body comes from in-stadia advertisements and the ACA is expecting to earn about Rs 2 crore covering the anticipated costs of about Rs 1.25 lakh for the Test match. Even the SCA has pre-existing long term in stadia contracts and they expect earnings to outweigh expenditure.last_img read more