Recyling piles up

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Hotspot for hoons

first_imgBy Jessica Anstice Fearful and frustrated, Pakenham residents say hooning is a reoccurring problem around Ash Crescent and Kennedy Road. A number of…[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

Big Decisions All The Way In Final Round Of Hurling League

first_imgSunday (2.0): Clare v Limerick, Ennis; Cork vTipperary, Pairc Ui Rinn; Wexford v Kilkenny, Innovate Wexford ParkAll-Ireland champions, Limerick (6 points) havealready qualified for the quarter-finals, leaving the other five countiesbattling it out for the remaining three places in the final round. Wexford, Kilkenny, Cork and Clare are all on four points but Tipperary (2points) could still make the quarter-finals if they beat Cork, depending onresults elsewhere.Tipperary beat Cork in last year’s League while thesides drew in the Munster championship. Limerick beat Clare in last year’sLeague quarter final, winning on frees after they were level followingextra-time, but the Bannermen turned the tables in the Munster championship,winning by 13 points.Kilkenny and Wexford met three times last year, withthe Cats winning all three. They won the 1A contest by 0-22  to 0-19, theLeague semi-final by 1-27 to 2-15 and the Leinster ‘round robin’ by 0-22 to1-18.2019ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1B: THREE ALREADY BOOKED IN FOR QUARTER-FINALSSunday (2.0): Carlow v Offaly, Netwatch Cullen Park;Dublin v Laois, Parnell Park; Waterford v Galway, Walsh ParkGalway (7 points), Dublin and Waterford (6pts each)have already qualified for the quarter-finals and will be joined by eitherLaois (3pts) or Carlow (2pts). This will be the first Waterford v Galway game sincethe 2017 All-Ireland final which the Tribesmen won. Dublin and Laois met inlast year’s League, when the Dubs won by 3-23 to 0-17 in Portlaoise.2019ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 2A: WESTMEATH AND KERRY HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THEFINALSunday (1.0): Antrim v London, Corrigan Park; Kerryv Meath, Fitzgerald Stadium; Westmeath v Mayo, TEG Cusack Park.Westmeath (8 points) and Kerry (6 points) havequalified for the final, with the winners gaining promotion to Division 1.Antrim are on four points but even if they beat London and Meath beat Kerrythey will lose out to the Kingdom for a place on the final on the head to headrule. Kerry beat Antrim in the first round.2019ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 2B: THREE BIDDING FOR A PLACE IN THE FINALSunday (1.0): Derry v Wicklow, Ballinascreen;Donegal v Warwickshire, Letterkenny; Kildare v Down, NewbridgeDerry (8 points), Down and Wicklow (6 points each)are in contention for the two final places. A draw would be enough for Derry tomake the top two but if they lose to Wicklow and Down beat Kildare, it would bethree-way tie at the top, in which case the placings would be decided onscoring difference.2019ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 3A: WHO WILL JOIN ROSCOMMON IN THE FINALSunday (1.0): Lancashire v Roscommon, Abbotstown;Louth v Monaghan, Darver; Tyrone v Armagh, Omagh.Roscommon (8 points) have qualified for the finaland will be joined by Armagh (6 points), Tyrone (4pts) or Monaghan (4 points).A draw would be enough for Armagh to secure a place in the final.2019ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 3B: SLIGO AND LONGFORD IN THE FINALSunday (1.0): Fermanagh v Cavan, Lisbellaw; Longfordv Sligo, Longford Brothers, Pearse Park. Sligo and Longford, both of whom have won theirfirst three games, have qualified for the final ahead of their clash in thelast round. The winners of Fermanagh v Cavan will finish third.2019ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE: RESULTS & FIXTURESALLIANZHURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1ARound1: Tipperary 2-16 Clare 1-11; Limerick 1-17 Limerick 2-11; Kilkenny 2-18 Cork0-17.Round 2: Clare 2-20 Kilkenny 1-22; Wexford 1-18 Cork 0-17; Limerick 1-21Tipperary 1-14.Round 3: Cork 1-20 Clare 0-20; Limerick 2-18 Kilkenny 0-15; Wexford 1-15Tipperary 1-14.Round 4: Clare 2-22 Wexford 1-22; Kilkenny 0-18 Tipperary 0-17; Cork 2-21 Limerick1-21.Round 5: Mar 3: Clare v Limerick; Cork v Tipperary; Wexford v Kilkenny.ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1BRound 1: Dublin 3-15 Carlow 0-18; Galway 1-27 Laois2-15; Waterford 2-28 Offaly 0-7.Round 2:  Carlow 0-20 Galway 0-20; Waterford4-22 Laois 1-15; Dublin 2-19 Offaly 0-12.Round 3: Laois 3-17 Offaly 2-16; Waterford 3-15Carlow 0-10; Galway 0-20 Dublin 1-11.Round 4: Galway 2-20 Offaly 0-14; Carlow 0-17 Laois 0-17; Dublin 1-26 Waterford4-15.Round 5: Mar 3: Carlow v Offaly; Dublin v Laois; Waterford v Galway.Quarter-finals: Mar 10: Top 1A v 4th 1B; 2nd 1A v 3rd 1B; 3rd 1A v 2nd 1B; 4th1A v Top 1B.Semi-finals: Mar 16.Final: Mar 24ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 2ARound 1:  Mayo 0-17 Meath 0-1 7; Westmeath 2-17London 0-15; Kerry 1-21 Antrim 2-16.Round 2: Westmeath 4-13 Kerry 2-17; Antrim 3-13 Meath 2-15; Mar 9: London vMayo.Round 3: Meath 3-16 London 0-10; Westmeath 1-17 Antrim 1-15; Kerry 3-18 Mayo0-9.Round 4: Kerry 3-27 London 1-11; Westmeath 1-20 Meath 0-20; Antrim 5-18 Mayo 0-13.Round 5: Mar 4: Antrim v London; Kerry v Meath; Westmeath v Mayo.Final: Mar 10ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 2BRound 1: Kildare 2-16 Donegal 1-13; Derry 1-16 Down0-14; Wicklow 2-20 Warwickshire 0-11.Round 2:  Derry 3-18 Donegal 0-12; Down 1-23 Wicklow 0-15; Kildare 8-19Warwickshire 0-6.Round 3: Wicklow 2-13 Donegal 0-15; Derry 0-21 Kildare 1-16;  Down 1-16Warwickshire 0-11.Round 4: Down 3-21 Donegal 1-15; Derry 2-18 Warwickshire 3-11; Wicklow 2-17Kildare 1-17Round 5: Mar 3: Derry v Wicklow; Donegal v Warwickshire; Kildare v Down.Final: Mar 10ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 3ARound 1: Roscommon 3-18 Louth 1-11; Armagh 4-11Monaghan 0-5; Tyrone 2-17 Lancashire 0-10.Round 2: Armagh 2-14 Lancashire 0-12; Roscommon 1-21 Monaghan 0-14; Tyrone 2-23Louth 1-11.Round 3: Louth 2-12 Lancashire 1-13; Roscommon 0-18 Armagh 1-11; Monaghan 4-12Tyrone 0-13. Round 4:  Armagh 2-17 Louth 2-6; Monaghan 3-17 Lancashire 0-16; Roscommon1-26 Tyrone 1-11.Round 5: Mar 3: Lancashire v Roscommon; Louth v Monaghan; Tyrone v Armagh.Final: Mar 10ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 3BRound 1: Cavan 2-9 Leitrim 1-11; Sligo 2-14Fermanagh 1-16.Round 2: Sligo 2-14 Leitrim 0-19; Longford 1-16 Fermanagh 2-7Round 3: Longford 2-18 Leitrim 0-16; Sligo 4-19 Cavan 2-6.Round 4: Longford 3-10 Cavan 0-13; Fermanagh 2-15 Leitrim 1-12.Round 5: Mar 3: Fermanagh v Cavan; Longford v Sligo.Final: Mar 10print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Next Sunday’s programme is the most exciting so farin the Allianz hurling League as the final round will decide several key issuesin a campaign which has more than lived up to expectations. 2019ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1A: LIMERICK GUARANTEED QUARTER-FINAL SPOTlast_img read more

Thulani Madondo: a South African hero

first_img8 October 2012A South African man from Kliptown in Soweto is one of 10 finalists for the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year award, an annual campaign which honours everyday people doing good deeds in their communities.Within hours of hearing about his nomination, Thulani Madondo has gone from being a relatively unknown Soweto resident with a heart to change the lives of children, to gaining international celebrity status.Madondo is one of 45 000 nominees from more than 100 countries.Winners are decided entirely by public vote, and you can vote for him on www.CNNheroes.com by clicking on his name. Voting closes on 28 November 2012 and the winners will be announced on 2 December.Helping children to dreamMadondo was nominated for his work with the Kliptown Youth Programme (KYP), which provides meals for children, support with school fees, after-school care as well as educational help and tutoring to about 400 disadvantaged children from the Kliptown area.The organisation has also made it possible for 18 youths to get tertiary education.Madondo is a founder of the organisation and its chairperson. He works with a team of permanent staff and volunteers to inspire children who are growing up in difficult circumstances to have dreams and hope for the future.The main focus of the initiative is its tutoring programme, which runs four days a week. It provides tutoring for grade two to seven pupils, and uses professional teachers to help grade eight to 12 children with subjects such as maths and science.“To achieve this means a lot. It is an honour and privilege and we feel we have already achieved a lot just by being in the top 10,’ Madondo says.“It gives us hope to receive this type of exposure and recognition for the work we do.’Each of the finalists will receive R412 000 (US$50 000) for their organisation and the winner gets about R2-million ($250 000).Changing a community, one child at a timeMadondo is Soweto’s ordinary hero who has made it his life mission to change his community.Growing up in Kliptown, in a one-room shack that he shared with seven other siblings, he knows the challenges of young people in this area.His family didn’t have enough money to keep him and all his siblings in school, but he was determined not to drop out.He washed cars to earn enough money to pay his school fees, and went on to become the first member of his family to graduate from high school.With his schooling behind him, he wanted to become an accountant, but his family didn’t have the means to send him to university.Looking back on his childhood, Madondo realised that education is the most powerful tool to empower people, and this led him to co-found the KYP.“We feel education is the only key out of these challenging conditions that people live in,’ he says.Kliptown is one of the oldest residential areas of Soweto and is home to about 45 000 people. Here people live in informal housing, some don’t have access to services such as electricity and there is a high rate of unemployment.Many children from this community drop out of school because they don’t have school uniforms and text books.Learning how communities workMadondo set out to educate himself on everything to do with community development. Soon after completing high school in 2001 he participated in the City Year Programme (an intensive year of leadership training and skills development) in Johannesburg’s Yeoville community.Through the programme he had an opportunity to travel to the US, where he met former US president Bill Clinton.Then he received his community development practitioner certificate from Wits University and his certificate in community development at the University of Johannesburg.Today he is in charge of national and international fundraising for the KYP and provides regular guided tours through Kliptown.“When we started the organisation I thought I would do it part time and then still look for a job, but this ended up being my fulltime job,’ he explains.A deserved nominationMadondo was nominated for the award by Prof Ilhan Akbil from Fortham University in New York, after the KYP hosted the professor and a group of student volunteers.“He was so impressed with the work we do that he asked me if he could nominate me,’ he says.“I never thought this would happen. I suppose good things come to those who wait.’Through his community work, Madondo wants to emulate the life of one of his biggest heroes, South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela.“This is someone who prioritised peace in the country and through his sense of humour made South Africa a very special country to live in,’ he says.And does Madondo plan to one day go back to university to get his degree in accounting?“Probably not,’ he says. “I have found my new passion.’First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Brexit and the Future of UK Immigration

first_imgDays after another shock election result in the United Kingdom, CFGI 2017 Symposium attendees were eager to hear from George Koureas and Axel Boysen of Fragomen Worldwide on the election’s impact. During their presentation titled “The UK and EU: A Proactive Approach to Brexit and Immigration Changes,” Koureas and Boysen discussed the state of immigration in Europe and the UK and offered recommendations on how HR professionals can navigate the uncertainty.The presentation shed light on immigration policy changes in the UK, which predate the Brexit vote and aim to reduce immigration and emphasize enforcement. They highlighted many of the challenges that businesses now face because of stricter immigration policies, includingLine managers who are unaware of their immigration compliance responsibilities;The possibility that Tier 2 employees have changed job titles or office locations and UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has not been notified; and,Failure to notify the UKVI when Tier 2 employees are no longer sponsored.Koureas and Boysen made several recommendations to address these challenges and navigate a new immigration landscape, particularly the importance of involving local Human Resource professionals.“This may sound simple, but the solution is to involve HR,” said Koureas. “It’s important to have a set of written policies and make sure that they are communicated clearly. You need to have someone who is responsible for immigration and understands the process.”Despite the uncertainty because of the June 8th election and Brexit, the presenters noted that there hasn’t been any large-scale immediate policy change because of the Brexit vote. The UK will remain a member of the EU until exit negotiations conclude and free movement between the UK and the European Economic Area will remain unaffected for the time being.CFGI is advancing fair, innovative and competitive immigration policies around the world. Learn more about our global advocacy here.Spencer Manners is an External Affairs and Membership Intern at SHRM. He previously held internships at Major League Baseball Advanced Media as well as the Ram Council Foundation. As a current Political Communication Major at The George Washington University he hopes to pursue a career at the crossroads of policy and communication.last_img read more

Athens and myth-making: A reality check on Olympics 2004

first_imgSporting spectacle: The beach volleyball stadium at AthensWhen in Greece manufacture the myths. The Olympic Games are particularly prone to myth-making which through the passing of time tend to turn into truths.Athens has produced some that are old, some that are new and some that only seem to get stronger.,Sporting spectacle: The beach volleyball stadium at AthensWhen in Greece manufacture the myths. The Olympic Games are particularly prone to myth-making which through the passing of time tend to turn into truths.Athens has produced some that are old, some that are new and some that only seem to get stronger. Here is a reality check on the Olympics 2004.Myth: The Olympics enrich a city and give it sporting infrastructure for the ages. Reality: The Olympics plunge a city into debt and sporting facilities fall into disuse. Athens will need between nine and 11 years to pay its Euro 36 billion bill. As for the shining stadia built all around the city, the examples of Atlanta and Sydney are instructive. In Atlanta, they have pulled down the Olympic stadium where Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic flame and put up a new one for the Atlanta Braves baseball team.Four years after Sydney, the state-of the-art facilities in Home bush Bay are under-used. The claim that the Games give a city a boost in tourism is also a hollow one. “When did anyone go to a city because the Olympics were held there?” asks Craig Neff, assistant managing editor of the prestigious Sports Illustrated magazine.The upset: Puerto Rico beat the NBA Dream TeamMyth: The Olympics are about peace, love and putting your best foot forward. Reality: The Olympics are a giant squabbling ground for personal vendettas and national antagonism. Note how Swedish athletes threatened to boycott Athens if the truant Greek sprinters Kostas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou were allowed to compete. When the International Olympic Committee’s dope-testers came looking for Kenteris and Thanou, the two went missing from the Games village. The delays in their formal hearings have angered the Swedes who have demanded that the pair be banned. There is little love between the Greeks and the rest of the world’s athletes. An Iranian judoka refused to contest against an Israeli in protest against Israel’s treatment of the Arabs and was later accused of deliberately turning up overweight for the bout.Myth: The Games have been welcomed home. Reality: The Greeks are putting up their best show but are waiting for the Games to get over so that they can see what the new Athens with its improved roads and metro system looks like. Ticket sales have been sluggish, most stadia half full and even on the big night of the men’s 200m freestyle swimming final, there were empty seats in the stands. Less than three million of the total of 5.3 million tickets have been sold, with only eight events being totally sold out.Match over: Roger Federer lost to the unseeded BerdychMyth: The power structure in world sport is inflexible. Reality: The Olympics are the quake zone of world sport. Which is how the Iraqis can beat Portugal in soccer, Puerto Rico with one NBA star can trump an all-star outfit from the US, and South Africa’s unheralded relay team can dump much water over the hopes of pool powers USA and Australia in the 4x100m freestyle relay. Michael Phelps called the Olympics “emotionally draining”-the key to how and why the favourites stumble and the stage becomes set for the underdogs to give them a bloody nose. Even multimillionaire tennis players find themselves cut to regulation size.World No. 1 Roger Federer was dumped in the second round by Tomas Berdych, unseeded Czech wild card.Scoring a goal: Indian hockey team routed South AfricaMyth: The hockey team is a poor discard of Indian sport. Reality: The Indian hockey team has the rock stars of world hockey. You have to see it to believe it. Gifted, unpredictable, temperamental, they draw crowds wherever they go. They are India’s identity card in world sport-respected, irrespective of how they perform. There were only two total ticket sell-outs in the hockey competition; both on days when the Indians played. It is a global constituency waiting to be tapped and like cricket, the sport’s global health could take off should India find its feet and its glory days again.Genetics: Mohini Bharadwaj shows it does not countMyth: Genetics is everything which is what Indians lack. Reality: Training and resources are everything. Nothing wrong with Indian genes as the US has produced not one but two world-class gymnasts of Indian origin, medal-winning Mohini Bharadwaj and Raj Bhavsar. The name of South African’s fetching beach volleyball star Leigh Ann Naidoo gives her ancestry away but there is more. The tallest man in the NBA is China’s Yao Ming. Thailand’s Udomporn Polsak may be petite but she is also a 53-kg weightlifting champion.Tradition is fine, but at the Olympics training and preparation make the difference.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Hannah Davis, Derek Jeter Delayed Halloween Celebration To Watch End Of Michigan Game

first_imgHannah Davis and Derek Jeter wearing Halloween costumes.hannah davis derek jeter michiganPerhaps former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter really is a true Michigan man. Saturday night, Jetes, who was raised in Kalamazoo, apparently delayed celebrating Halloween to catch the end of the Michigan vs. Minnesota game. His fiance, Hannah Davis, posted an Instagram photo of him anxiously watching a television while she was ready to go out. The photo, which shows Jeter dressed up as a devil, is amazing.Michigan won the game on a goal-line stand, so Jeter was probably in a good mood. Guy has a decent life.[The Big Lead]last_img read more

Barbara Walters Donates 15 Million For The Barbara Walters Campus Center

first_imgSarah Lawrence College announced today that prominent alumna Barbara Walters, noted broadcast journalist and author, together with her charitable trust have made a gift of $15 million to establish The Barbara Walters Campus Center on the historic College’s 44-acre campus just north of New York City in Westchester County.Barbara Walters makes record gift to fund Sarah Lawrence College campus centerCredit/Copyright: Donna Svennevik/ABCThe gift represents the largest single donation in the College’s 89-year history and comes as the College prepares to enter the public phase of a capital campaign.The Barbara Walters Campus Center, a multi-use building that will serve as the hub of student life and campus community, will bring together aspects of student engagement and day-to-day social and intellectual experiences. The building will feature adaptable social and academic spaces, a venue suitable for large public and campus events, lounges, dining facilities, the College’s radio station, a media innovation lab, areas for career services, student clubs, activities, and collaborative work. In addition, it will permanently house the Barbara Walters Archives (which will include edited video interviews, edited transcripts, and personal letters from the notable subjects of her interviews), which Walters announced she was donating to the College in May 2014, and the Barbara Walters Gallery, currently housed in the College’s Heimbold Visual Arts Center.“The Barbara Walters Campus Center will stand as a tribute to Barbara Walters and her belief in the power of a Sarah Lawrence education,” said President Karen R. Lawrence in making the announcement. “This remarkable woman has changed the face of broadcast news by establishing her unique genre of the investigative, long-form interview. She is a powerful role model for our students, and we deeply appreciate her generosity, her vision, and her many contributions to the College. This transformative gift will enable us to create a powerful magnet on campus – gathering spaces large and small – in which community will flourish at Sarah Lawrence College.”“When I donated my archives to Sarah Lawrence last year, I told the graduating class at Commencement that at Sarah Lawrence I learned to ask questions,” said Walters. “I attribute my success, in many ways, to the curiosity and confidence I came away with from this remarkable college. Today I am pleased to be able to make The Barbara Walters Campus Center a reality for future generations of Sarah Lawrence students.”“One of the hallmarks of the Sarah Lawrence campus is the convergence of living and learning,” said Dean of the College Jerrilynn D. Dodds. “This is a college where students and their teachers extend their intellectual discourse beyond the classroom, hampered only by the limited number of common spaces. The new campus center will provide a venue for an even greater degree of this expression of the College’s unique approach to learning.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

NerdHQ Launches Online SciFi Auction

first_imgSci-Fi fans listen up – this one’s for you!To include the support of fans who aren’t able to make it to the New Children’s Museum for this year’s Nerd HQ, The Nerd Machine invites you to join them in supporting children’s charity Operation Smile by bidding on select memorabilia and one-of-a-kind pieces that will earn you serious bragging rights with friends, while simultaneously providing life-changing surgery for children around the world.Among the items going under the hammer are a Dr Who Lego TARDIS signed by Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat, shirts signed by Zachary Levi, Nathan Fillion and Yvonne Strahovski, items signed by Joss Whedon and Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, and a Playstation 4 signed by NerdHQ panelists including Seth Green, Dennis Haysbert, Tricia Helfer, William Shatner, M. Night Shyamalan, Christian Slater, and many many more.Operation Smile, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an international medical charity with a presence in more than 60 countries, whose global network of thousands of credentialed medical volunteers from more than 80 countries is dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children. Since its founding in 1982, Operation Smile has provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures for children and young adults born with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities. To build long-term sufficiency in resource poor environments, Operation Smile trains doctors and local medical professionals in its partner countries so they are empowered to treat their local communities. Operation Smile also donates medical equipment, supplies and provides year-round medical treatment through its worldwide centers.This auction ends in the next few hours – be quick and beat the Reavers by clicking here. Shiny!last_img read more