Roger’s new driver pays off

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_img2nd Brad Sproxton 37pts3rd Suzi Lawton 34pts4th John Deardon 34pts Roger Koehler got his driver re-shafted and it paid big dividends with 38 points and first place in today’s comp.  Brad Sproxton, playing in the same group, fed off Roger and came in second on 37.  What would a comp be without a count-back?  Sweet swinging Suzi Lawton edged out JTB 18/17 as they finished third and fourth respectively.We welcomed back Brian Holden and Gavin Wright who were taking a break from work related responsibilities.Wednesday, May 18, St. Andrews – Stableford1st Mark Wood 40 pts2nd Gavin Wright 38 pts3rd Mick Beresford 35 ptsNo sclaffs today for Mark Wood; a scrambling 40 pointer and top spot in the frame.  Gavin Wright controlled his high fade and sank some long putts to finish second on 38 points and ‘Best Dressed’ and third place went to “Come on up and join me” Mick Beresford.We had only 8 players today as the other 8 that signed up cried off because of the rain in Pattaya.  Upon arriving to the course we found dry conditions and enjoyed a rain free round.  Let that be a lesson for rainy season golf in Thailand.Thursday, May 19, Soi Dao Highlands – Stableford1st Larry Maxey 37pts2nd Bob Newell 34ptsWe had smaller numbers for this excursion to Soi Dao, but made up for it with good conditions and better camaraderie.  A 12 o’clock tee time and we got soaked by the end of the first hole.  As quick as the rain came it was over and play continued.Larry Maxey, a first timer to Soi Dao, recorded a great 37 points to take the frame while ‘Seamless’ Bob Newell was second with 34.  We then adjourned to the restaurant for a hearty night of libations and laughs.Friday, May 20, Soi Dao Highlands – Stableford1st Jack Spencer 36 pts2nd Mark Wood 36 ptsDay 2 saw a 9 o’clock start and wonderful weather.  Our 2 groups were alone on the golf course although we did manage to see one other 4-ball (when we were finished and sitting in the lounge).  A great day out!Jack Spencer and Mark Wood tied for top spot on 36 points.  For something different we had a hidden partner comp and the draw winners were Mark Wood and Gavin Wright.  Thanks to all that supported us this past week.  We are planning another away trip June 8 & 9 with the venue TBD shortly.Note:  The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao and Soi Diana junction.  We can be reached on 085 434 3377 or pattaya4golf @gmail.com and our new website is www.golfclubpattaya.com . PSC golf from The Golf Club Sports BarMonday, May 16, Green Valley – Stableford1st Roger Koehler 38ptslast_img read more


Grammy-winner 2Chainz inspires Hawks to conferene-clinching win against Heat

Posted On Aug 12 2020 by

first_imgATLANTA — With a final score of 99-86, the Atlanta Hawks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs last night at Philips Arena.  In a sold-out stadium, Paul Millsap was the top performer with 21 points, followed by Al Horford with 15, and Dennis Schroeder poured in 12.Administration, fans and players alike tuned in for three performances by home-grown Hip-Hop heavyweight 2 Chainz who collaborated to make a March 27 “T.R.U. TO ATLANTA” contest/mixtape giveaway and exclusive 2 Chainz-themed Hawks merchandise.  Chainz’ first performance was a pre-game show which led into a special version of player introductions with Hawks PA Announcer Ryan Cameron.“As an Atlantan, I’m excited to collaborate with my beloved Hawks on March 27 as they face off against the Miami Heat,” says 2 Chainz.  The first 5,000 fans to arrive were given copies of his latest mixtape, “T.R.U. Jack City.”During a pre-game press conference, 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, told press, “I’m a local.  I’m home grown out of College Park.”  When asked about some of his most memorable Hawks moments, Chainz replied, “I remember Dominique Wilkins when he had the S-curl commercials.”The 6’5” rapper, who joined Apple after a stint with Microsoft, has been dubbed a computer whiz kid (Epps was involved in Apple’s mobile phone project code named ‘Artemis’—which was soon to be known as iPhone).  Steve Jobs, in his 2011 biography, described Tauheed Epps as “an absolute genius.”But it was basketball that was Epps’ first true love.“I started playing basketball when I was 8 years old, but at the end of the day, I knew I wanted to be an entertainer,” continued Epps.  When asked about running for Mayor, Tauheed “2 Chainz” Epps responded, “About the mayor thing…it’s really to let people know that smart has no face.  Just because you have a briefcase and a suit, doesn’t mean you’re smarter.  Smart doesn’t have a look.  I can do anything I put my mind to — and my girls, too.”In a post game press conference, Hawk’s head coach Mike Budenholzer had this to say about the team’s energy:“I think there are a lot of positives tonight.  I thought Paul Millsap brought a ton of energy — a ton of, just, winning type plays from the beginning of the game.  I think that set a tone for us that put us in a good place tonight.”“I think it’s a credit to our players and all the good work they’ve done all year,” the NBA Coach of the Year candidate who has has led the Hawks to their best regular season in franchise history.   “We’re obviously proud of what they’ve done.  There’re still a lot more work to be done, but I’m very happy for them, happy for us, happy for our organization and our fans.”last_img read more


Contenders, not pretenders

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

By RUSSELL BENNETT ELLINBANK AND DISTRICT FOOTBALL LEAGUE REVIEW – ROUND 9 IF SATURDAY’S clash at Beswick Street was a…[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.


Falling for skydiving

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgBy Lia BichelI REMEMBER when I was young and my parents took me to an amusement park. I think I…[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


Four Connacht Players In Irish Womens Team To Face Italy

Posted On Aug 3 2020 by

first_imgFour Connacht Players have been named in the Irish Women’s Team to face Italy on Saturday evening. Head Coach, Adam Griggs has made just one change to the opening team that overcame Scotland 5 – 22 in their last outing a fortnight ago in Glasgow. Kathryn Dane makes her first start of the tournament coming in at scrum-half. Ailsa Hughes moves to the bench and joins Lindsay Peat and Laura Sheehan who are named in the squad for the first time this tournament. Heading into the mid-tournament test, Griggs said “It was great to come away with five points after the Scotland test. It was a physical game in tough conditions, but the players were focused on putting in a good team performance together and showing the quality rugby they can produce. We were pleased with the opportunities that we created and while the challenge for this group is to become even more clinical under pressure, we definitely feel each week we are improving and taking the right steps to get there. The Italian game should be a cracker, they have played well of late and are unbeaten so far in this championship which isn’t easy to do. We have been preparing diligently and know they have quality footballers that will put you under real pressure, we will need to be aware of these and look to close them down early if we are to get any success this Saturday night.” The match will be broadcast live by RTE, with coverage beginning at 6.30pm Ireland Women’s Team v Italy Women, Women’s Six Nations, Viale Piacenza, Parma, Saturday 23rd February 2019, Kick-off 18.45 GMT/ 19.45 Local Time. 15. Lauren Delany (Firwood Waterloo/ IQ Rugby)14. Eimear Considine (UL Bohemians/ Munster)13. Sene Naoupu (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)12. Michelle Claffey (Blackrock/ Leinster)11. Alison Miller (Old Belvedere/ Connacht) 10. Nicole Fowley (Galwegians/ Connacht)9. Kathryn Dane (Old Belvedere/ Ulster) 1. Laura Feely (Galwegians/ Connacht)2. Emma Hooban (St Mary’s College/ Leinster)3. Leah Lyons (Harlequins)4. Aoife McDermott (Railway Union/ Leinster)5. Nichola Fryday (Galwegians/ Connacht)6. Anna Caplice (Richmond) 7. Claire Molloy (Wasps)8. Ciara Griffin (UL Bohemians/ Munster) Capt Replacements:16. Deirbhile Nic A Bhaird (UL Bohemian/ Munster)17. Lindsay Peat (Railway Union/ Leinster) 18. Fiona Reidy (UL Bohemians/ Munster)19. Claire Boles (Railway Union)20. Claire McLaughlin (Old Belvedere/ Ulster)21. Ailsa Hughes (Railway Union/ Leinster)22. Ellen Murphy (Old Belvedere/ Leinster)23. Laura Sheehan (UL Bohemians/ Munster print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more


Last Minute Falls Smoke Eaters In Overtime vs ‘Backs

Posted On Aug 2 2020 by

first_imgThe Trail Smoke Eaters surrendered a late 3rd period lead and fell in overtime to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks by a 3-2 score on Friday night at the Shaw Centre. It was a bit of a feeling out process in the opening period of play as the two teams collected seven shots each with none finding the back of the net. Trail had the 1st period’s only power play that offered some strong pressure but nothing past Silverbacks netminder Ethan Langenegger, who made 7 saves as did Smoke Eaters Adam Marcoux, who stopped all 7 shots thrown his way. After another stretch of scoreless play to begin the 2nd period, Matthew Verboon opened the scoring at the 12:20 mark to give Salmon Arm a 1-0 lead. The Silverbacks won a face-off in the offensive zone as Verboon grabbed the puck and fired a wrist shot through traffic past the glove side to give the home side a 1-0 advantage heading into the final regulation period of play.The Smoke Eaters opened the period with a flurry of chances and were eventually rewarded at the 9:51 mark courtesy of a power play. Kent Johnson took a right point shot that was stopped by the blocker of Langenegger with the rebound coming loose on the right side as Hayden Rowan banged home the puck for his 15th goal of the season and tied the game at 1-1. Just 1:02 later, Trail earned their first lead of the game coming off the rush. Braeden Tuck passed along on the right side for a skating Chase Stevenson just outside of the blue line as he streamed his way to the glove side before sending a puck to the front of the net as it banked off of the left arm of Langenegger and into the back of the net for his team leading 18th goal of the season as the Smoke Eaters jumped ahead by a 2-1 score at the 10:53 mark of the middle stanza.As the period went along, the Silverbacks started to apply more pressure and came through in the final minute to tie the game with the goaltender at the bench for an extra attacker. Justin Wilson came off the bench and fired a shot wide of the net as the puck skipped to the front of the goal with Nick Unruh pushing the puck through the fray and past Marcoux at the 19:07 mark to even the game at 2-2 and force overtime.The Smoke Eaters had a chance to win the game around the minute mark of the extra session as Tuck took a pass from Stevenson just inside the blue line and had an open man on the blocker side in Trevor Zins, who missed on the one-timer chance as the puck was collected by Salmon Arm to go back the other way. Justin Wilson carried the puck up the right-wing side and kept wide on the outside before outwaiting everyone to get just below the goal line and tucked the puck inside the glove side post past a sprawled Marcoux to close the game 1:07 into the overtime period and give the Silverbacks the victory.  Ethan Langenegger turned aside 30 of the 32 shots he faced in the Silverbacks net in his 13th win of the season while Adam Marcoux stopped 29 of the 32 shots thrown his way in his 21st defeat of the season.FINAL SCORE: 3-2 Silverbacks (OT)SHOTS ON GOAL: 32-32SMOKE EATERS PP: 1/3SMOKE EATERS PK: 2/23 STARS:1) Justin Wilson (1-1-2)2) Nick Unruh (1-0-1)3) Chase Stevenson (1-0-1)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Darren Rizzolo (0-0-0)ATTENDANCE: 841The Smoke Eaters (17-21-7-3) complete their weekend double header in the Shuswap against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (22-19-4-1) at the Shaw Centre. Puck drop is slated for 7 PM from the provincial capital with the pre-game show getting underway at 6:50 PM with the Voice of the Smoke Eaters, Trevor Miller.last_img read more


Nimba PMC Acting Chair Removed

Posted On Jan 17 2020 by

first_imgThe Nimba County Council Sitting has removed Mr. Edwin Tenwah as acting chairman and treasurer of the Project Management Committee over alleged corrupt practices.The decision to remove Mr. Tenwah came after he failed to return L$ 22, 000 he took from market women in Bahn City, to clear the market ground when he claimed there was not enough fuel to run the machine to do the work at the time.He was also reported to have used US$700,000 in addition to US$100,000 allotted to the County to fight the Ebola Virus Disease during the heat of the Ebola crisis.During Mr. Tenwah’s deliberation to the Council, he reported using US$ 107,000.00 to fight the Ebola Virus Disease when the County was instructed to use US$100,000.00.When asked whether the Nimba Legislative Caucus was informed, his response was negative, but added that the money was for administrative cost prior to releasing the US$100,000.00.Concerning the money he allegedly collected from marketers, he was earlier instructed by the lawmakers to return it, but he failed to adhere to their instructions, which led to his removal.The decision was reached when the chairman of the council Senator Thomas Grupee called for a motion from the delegates and it was moved by Rep. Samuel Kogar that Mr. Tenwah should be removed from the PMC for alleged “corrupt practices” which was immediately seconded and at the subsequent motion, ten voted in favor of his removal while one voted against.Mr. Tenwah was meanwhile replaced by Mr. Peterson Walker as PMC treasurer while Mr. Osudu Dahn occupied the comptroller post which Mr. Walker was occupying.Mr. Tenwah took over the leadership of the PMC as acting chairman last year when Mr. Clinton Layweh was suspended for allegedly mismanaging several hundred United States dollars from Nimba County coffers.Concerning the fate of Mr. Layweh, the chairman of the Nimba Council, Caucus chair Senator Grupee said based on the allegation of financial misapplication, an auditing committee was instituted but allowed Mr. Layweh to remain as PMC chair until he was eventually found guilty to the charges.The Project Management Committee officials are elected to three conservative years in office, and they can only be removed by the Nimba Council.In March 2013, Mr. Edwin Tenwah was elected as its treasurer, forming part of a three-man team of officers to govern for a period of three years.There have been numerous complains of alleged extortion (of money) from people by officers operating under the PMC during road constructions in Nimba, but nothing much was done.This year’s County Council Sitting was described as one of the best because all the county’s 11 lawmakers, including Senator Prince Johnson, was in attendance.The opening statements were merely reconciliatory with lawmakers calling on each other to unify so bring development to Nimba County while they urged citizens to address them constructively and not on social media as it is usually done.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Cummings Lodge residents, CPCE water woes rectified

Posted On Jan 13 2020 by

first_imgResidents of Cummings Lodge, Greater Georgetown and students at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) are overjoyed as the water woes they have been facing for almost a week have been rectified.According to reports, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) stepped in to have aGWI repaired the pump over the weekendpump in the area – which was the root of the problem – fixed.When Guyana Times visited the area and institution, many were elated with the new development.A number of residents lamented that for a few days now they have had no access to running water.This publication was told that since Tuesday last, the residents were without any potable water.Scores of residents reached out to this news entity to publicise their plight since frequent calls made to the GWI went unanswered.The residents indicated that they have been utilising their water saved for cooking and drinking to do chores.One resident of First Field, Cummings Lodge had said that the situation at this point was terrible since she was a mother of two schoolchildren who needed clean clothes and food to go to school.Guyana Times heard that many families were forced to resort to purchasing water, which proved quite expensive.The residents called for urgent intervention from the water company as the situation was “unbearable”.CPCE students had to walk long distances to fetch water to their campus as they were also without water.The pump station, according to reports, was in poor condition and the pump there had a breakage which was the source of the problem. However, GWI repaired the pump on Saturday.last_img read more


Security tightened at LAX after Scotland incident

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES (AP) — Additional police were deployed at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday after two men rammed a flaming sport utility vehicle into the main terminal of Scotland’s main airport, an LAX spokesman said. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have increased our deployment of uniform patrols and canine officers,” said spokesman Marshall Lowe. Security was also enhanced at airports in Palmdale, Van Nuys and Ontario that the Los Angeles airport agency oversees, he said. Traffic was backed up about a quarter-mile as police did random checks of vehicles coming into the airport’sLAX main entrance. Drivers were asked to pull over to the side of the road as police looked under their cars and opened their trunks. The additional officers were called in after the attack at Glasgow airport in Scotland, in which two men crashed an SUV into the glass doors at a terminal entrance and sparked a fire, witnesses said. Two suspects were arrested.last_img read more


Good news for Brendan Rodgers? ‘Rafa Benitez 99 per cent certain to become Real Madrid boss’

Posted On Jan 3 2020 by

first_imgRafael Benitez is nailed on to become the next Real Madrid manager, according to the Spanish club’s former president Ramon Calderon.The former Liverpool boss has been linked with a return to the Anfield hotseat, with Brendan Rodgers’ position far from secure, but Calderon claims he has all but finalised a deal to succeed Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Calderon said: “I think 99 per cent he will be the new coach.”Asked if Benitez is a good choice to take over from Ancelotti, he went on: “I think he is a good coach. He has proven that at other clubs. He is a man of the club. He was in charge of the youth teams [at Real].“It depends what happens with the signings and what happens with players that are going to leave the club and the authority he has [whether he will be a success or not].”Ancelotti led Real to a Champions League and Spanish Cup double last season, but failed to land any silverware this term.And Florentino Perez’s decision to discard the Italian did not surprise his predecessor Calderon.“We are used to the whimsical reactions of the president,” he said.“He was asked in the press conference what was the reason to sack him and the answer was very clear, ‘I don’t know’.“It has been like that for the time he has been the president. There has been nine coaches in the ten years he has been the president.”last_img read more