Wallaby loses head

first_imgBy Nicole Williams WORKERS at the Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Club had a gruesome find on the weekend when a beheaded…[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

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first_imgAlthough the Middletown High School South wrestling team is just 4-8, three Eagles are having outstanding seasons. Senior Brian Hennessy leads the team with a 14-4 record, including four pins; and two juniors have also reached the 10-win mark. Scott Barbour is 12-6 at 103 pounds and Tom Anderson is 10-4 at 125 pounds. Seniors Brian Eckoff and Jason Wankel are right behind. Eckoff is 9-3 at 215 pounds and Wankel is 9-4 at 171 pounds. They will be looking to get into double figures this afternoon when the Eagles meet Toms River South. At 112 pounds, John Smythe who started the campaign at 119 pounds, has won six matches and is 8-8 on the season. Meanwhile Keith Shaffer has performed well at 189 pounds, going 4-1, after returning from a bout with pneumonia. Heavyweight Tom O’Neill has five wins to his credit. At 160 pounds Dan Fish is 2-2 and 145-pound Mike Juan has won his last two matches. The Mid-Monmouth Babe Ruth 16-18 League is seeking town teams for the upcoming season. Play is to begin every Wednesday and Sunday from June 6 to July 15, with state tournament play to follow. For details, contact the league at (732) 310-0049. The New Jersey Football Officials Association, Central Jersey chapter, is accepting applications for admittance to its 2001 cadet training program. Applicants must be 18 years or older and be available to work Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Applicants requesting applications can write to Red Losiewicz, 82 Janice Drive, Spotswood, NJ 08884, or call (732) 251-0360.last_img read more

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Sunam’s stiff defence stifle Bismark in NCD women’s hockey

first_imgSunam’s managed a well-earned  0-0 draw with Bismarck at the Sir John Guise stadium hockey pavilion.Sunam women played an inspiring match with a strong defence with a heavily guarded backline that turned the match the other way around from what was expected.Holding off the unbeatable Bismarck’s to a nil-all draw at halftime.After the break Sunam maintain their fair defence as the strong Bismarck side failed to make a breakthrough in a game with very few chances for either side.Indeed it was the Sunam who came close, with several attempts by their forwards in the second half putting the ball behind the Bismarck’s boundaries but only to see the attempts blew away through wide shots.Both sides struggled in the hot conditions, and there were only eight shots on target in the game but still both could not convert any  into points  with the scores levelled at 0-0.The result was  strong reminded for Sunam team management as the completion approaches finals with only three round games left.last_img read more

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Delighted Djokovic wins in Madrid as Tsitsipas runs out of steam

first_imgDelighted world number one Novak Djokovic said he was back to his best after winning a third Madrid Open title on Sunday, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4.Djokovic’s victory was also a record-equalling 33rd Masters 1000 title for the Serbian, drawing him level with great rival Rafa Nadal at the top of the all-time list.“I wasn’t playing my best tennis after the Australian Open so I was looking to regain momentum,” Djokovic told reporters.“I played some of my best tennis here, it’s a big win obviously for me today and in this tournament. I’m really looking forward to continuing this streak in Rome (at the Italian Open).”“He’s very talented, he beat Rafa yesterday, he had a late night and he wasn’t as dynamic in his movement and that was probably due to his long match.”The Greek eighth seed rarely threatened to re-produce the stunning display he had conjured up on Saturday when he knocked out home favourite Nadal, and 15-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic was in command throughout as he continued his impressive French Open preparations.He had not dropped a service game all week in Madrid and raced into a 3-0 lead as he broke his opponent’s first service game under blue skies and soaring temperatures in the Spanish capital, with his trademark backhand down the line causing Tsitsipas problems throughout.Tsitsipas, who is enjoying a breakthrough season, rallied in the second set with the backing of the crowd but Djokovic broke in the ninth game to go 5-4 up, before serving out the match.last_img read more

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Duckie wants to build winning culture

first_imgNational Under-23 team head coach Donovan Duckie says he is looking to build a winning culture within his squad ahead of weekend friendlies against St Vincent and the Grenadines. Jamaica’s Under-23s are scheduled to oppose St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Under-20 team on Friday and their senior team next Sunday, August 26 as his squad steps up preparations for the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers. “It was not our choice as to who we play. We were offered two games and grabbed them with open arms. We want to achieve certain objectives by playing these friendly international games,” Duckie told The Gleaner before the team’s departure, yesterday. “This is okay for us to play teams that are younger than us, but we don’t consider them weaker. We could look at our offence against their Under-20 team, but playing the senior team will be more challenging,’ he pointed out. “We will use the first game as a warm up to play the senior team,” Duckie added. Duckie wants winning to become a habit in the quest for a historic qualification to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. “It is always important to win because it builds a culture. You don’t want the players’ confidence to be torn. We always want to be positive. We want to win at the right time before the qualifiers start,” he shared. “The programme started about three months ago and we are building. We have a pool of 50 players and we will rotate them to find the best squad. “We are allowed to carry 18 players on this tour, so we have to think about balance in terms of positions. We have seven players that travelled with the senior team to the eastern Caribbean and they will be joining us from Barbados. They will be integrated with the eleven players travelling from Jamaica,” Duckie said. Players: Deshane Beckford, Seigle Knight, Jamoi Topey, Andre Leslie, Alex Marshall, Kaheem Parris, Tevin Shaw, Ajeanie Talbot, Ricardo Thomas, Peter-Lee Vassell, Jeadine White, Eric Edwards, Sheldon McKoy, Leonardo Jibberson, Ricardo Dennis, Ray Campbell, Nicolloyd Dinham, and Kemo Wilson. Officials and coaches: Donald Beckford (head of delegation), Donovan Duckie (head coach), Merron Gordon (assistant coach), Howard Bell (team manager), Denzil Williams (physiotherapist), and Ronald Watson (equipment manager).last_img read more

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All set for Lake Mainstay 9th annual Car & Bike Show and After Party

first_imgPlans are moving apace to host the 9th edition of the Lake Mainstay Car and Bike show on Saturday evening at the resort. The stage is being set and the vehicles are all in top gear to impress the patrons come Saturday evening.This year, the car and bike competition will be conducted in several categories including overall, extreme, audio internal, audio external and artwork. Cars, bikes and SUVs will be competing for best sounds – both external and internal; loudest sounds; best artwork and others.Over $1 million in cash prizes will be up for grabs as well as trophies. However, after the presentation of trophies and prizes, the party begins with Pream’s Mega Sounds.Admission to the event cost $1000 for adults and $500 for children. The competition gets underway at 18:00h but gates will be opened at 16:00h.last_img read more

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Mo Salah’s amazing gesture that left Liverpool fan crying after Napoli win

first_img huge blow Latest Football News Salah became a quick fan favourite at Anfield Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED MONEY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE With every passing day, Mohamed Salah continues to become even more of a Liverpool hero.And on Tuesday evening he made a young supporter’s dreams come true. REPLY BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Not only did Salah score the goal which guaranteed Liverpool’s progression to the Champions League last 16, he then gave his shirt to the young fan after the defeat of Napoli.Understandably, the child was brought to tears by the amazing gesture.center_img REVEALED Salah became a fan favourite almost instantly after joining Liverpool from Roma last summer, and he works his way into the supporters’ hearts more and more every day.You can watch a video of Salah’s brilliant gesture below…Liverpool’s progression to the knockout stage was confirmed with their defeat of Napoli, which meant the Reds joined Paris Saint-Germain from Group C in the last 16.There are six possible sides they can be drawn against in the first knockout round, which will be played next year: Borussia Dortmund, Barcelona, Porto, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or Juventus.The draw for the last 16 takes place on Monday, December 17 at 11am.Liverpool host Manchester United on Sunday and fans will hope Salah, along with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane can finally end a run of games that has seen the trio fail to score or record an assist against the club’s bitter rivals. no dice Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 1 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REVEALED last_img read more

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Miedema nets brace to become Netherlands’ record scorer in Cameroon win

first_img Netherlands forward Vivianne Miedema celebrates after scoring her side’s opener Then, with five minutes remaining, Miedema sealed the win with her 60th goal to move above Manon Melis as Holland’s new record holder.Miedema drifted into the penalty area before unleashing a powerful right-footed shot, securing Holland’s second win in as many matches, and condemning Cameroon to their second defeat of the tournament. TROPHY JIBE But Cameroon were back on level terms two-and-a-half minutes later when Gabrielle Onguene rounded on-rushing Dutch goalkeeper Sari Van Veenendaal before slotting home a cool side-footed finish.Holland however, upped the ante after the break and were in front again with 48 minutes on the clock.Cameroon’s Michaela Abam failed to deal with Jackie Groenen’s cross and Dominique Bloodworth tapped into an empty net. MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Netherlands players celebrate after Miedema’s first goal Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Vivianne Miedema scored a brace to become Netherlands’ all-time record goalscorer and secure her country’s place in the knockout stages of the Women’s World Cup following a 3-1 victory against Cameroon.Arsenal striker Miedema, 22, opened the scoring four minutes before the interval with a header following Shanice Van De Sanden’s fine cross. Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions LATEST revealed latest center_img gameday cracker Getty Images – Getty Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos scrap Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea 2 SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 Getty Images – Getty last_img read more

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Marshfield woman claims top prize at USBC Senior nationals

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – A Marshfield woman has claimed a top prize at the 2019 United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Senior Championships in Cincinnati, OH.Anita Schwantes, 83, faced bowlers from around the country to earn her place at the top in national competition.In order to be eligible for national competition, senior bowlers must first earn a spot by winning the All Events division in state competition.In 2018, Schwantes earned her place at nationals, with a 2,314 All Events score in the 75 & older handicap division at the Wisconsin State USBC competition.Schwantes then moved on to the 2019 USBC Senior Championships, held Aug. 6-9 at Western Bowl in Cincinnati, OH, where she finished the tournament with a score of 739 in the Mixed 75 & older event, beating second-place bowler, Joseph Jellots of Starksville, MS, by 30 and walking away with the top prize.last_img read more

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South Africa 2010: I’ll be there

first_img15 February 2010 When Brazil and Cote d’Ivoire battle it out at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium on 20 June, Johannesburg resident Marlene Reddy will be one of 89 000 spectators cheering from the stands as the rest of the football world follows the game on television. “I am happy that I get to watch an African country,” says Reddy. “I am very excited, I cannot wait to see Soccer City.” Casey Monteiro is another Johannesburg resident who cannot wait for the tournament now that he has his tickets in his back pocket.‘In my back yard’ Monteiro, who purchased a ticket to follow Brazil on their campaign for World Cup glory, is one of the many South Africans who are snapping up the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch arguably one of the greatest sporting events in the world. “Simply put, it is the biggest sporting event on earth, happening in my back yard. It will never again – in my lifetime at least – be in South Africa. This is probably the best chance I’ll ever get,” says Monteiro. With the third phase of ticket sales – which saw 1 206 865 applications from 192 countries – now complete, and the fourth now under way, two million of the three million available World Cup tickets have already been snapped up. Having already fallen in love with his city’s new World Cup stadium, Durban resident Amith Gosai, cannot wait for the tournament to begin as he talks about the tickets he has secured.‘An incredible feeling’ “So far I have secured tickets for three games, one in each of the main host cities,” says Gosai, who will be attending the Brazil vs Portugal match in Durban on 25 June as well as Cote d’Ivoire vs Brazil at Soccer City in Johannesburg and England vs Algeria in Cape Town. “It is an incredible feeling. I have watched all of the World Cups prior to this one in my life, and was overjoyed when South Africa got the vote to host the event in 2010.” With his tickets booked for both the quarter-final and the semi-final at Green Point stadium in Cape Town, Kobus Botha is not the biggest fan of the “beautiful game”, but he could not resist the opportunity to be part of South Africa’s World Cup. “I knew that it would be a spectacular event and I didn’t want to miss it – even though I am not a huge soccer fan. I don’t think the reality of it has sunk in properly yet, but I am really amped and excited. I don’t know what to expect, which is great.”‘A unique experience’ Having already attended a match at Durban’s newly completed World Cup stadium, Didier Pienke is looking forward to the chance to watch a World Cup match in his home stadium. “I want to have a unique experience and be part of this first World Cup ever held in Africa,” says Pienke. “I also want to have the experience with the crowd in the beautiful stadium in Durban.” Further afield, Canadian George Filipovic is looking forward to his trip to South Africa later in the year. “The World Cup is the greatest festival on Earth, and I’ve always wanted to experience Africa,” says the Toronto resident, who will be watching a total of six matches, including a semi-final and the final at Soccer City on 11 July. “I think this Cup will be extra special, since football is the number sport on the continent, yet the Cup’s never been there before.” Although the football may be the big draw card for Filipovic, he is also excited to explore the country during his one-month trip. “I have been looking forward to the tournament ever since. I’ve been planning for months. It will be the trip of a lifetime and, after all is said and done, I will have got to visit Nelspruit, Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg.” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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