Shumlin says Montpelier is making right decisions ‘to help people grow jobs’

first_imgby Alan Panebaker vtdigger.org Governor Peter Shumlin took the opportunity to celebrate what seem like signs of an economic recovery at the Vermont Business and Industry EXPO Wednesday.According to statistics released last week by the Vermont Department of Labor, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for April 2012 was 4.6 percent, a decrease of two-tenths of a percent from the revised March rate.That 4.6 percent rate puts Vermont at the fourth lowest in the country.That decrease in unemployment has received some criticism as well. According to one think tank, the Public Assets Institute, notes that the total number of jobs in the state is shrinking.According to Vermont labor force statistics, there was a decrease of 1,500 jobs in April from the revised March data. A large decrease in leisure and hospitality jobs, according the the Vermont Department of Labor came from the abrupt end of winter that happened when the state experienced an early spring heat wave in March. State labor statistics also reported a decrease in the labor force of 1,100 people from March to April.Despite the naysaying, Shumlin said the unemployment numbers are still good news.â There are no statistics that wise people canâ t criticize,’he said. â In fairness, these unemployment numbers, theyâ re 4.6 percent, are measured exactly same way theyâ ve been measuring them for years. That rate was 8.2 percent at the peak of the recession. What Iâ m hearing from employers across Vermont more and more, theyâ re not saying to me things are tough weâ ve got to lay people off. Instead, theyâ re expressing optimism.âShumlin credited the Legislature for helping the economy by balancing two consecutive budgets without raising broad-based taxes. He also praised lawmakers for passing a law that would put a moratorium on a state sales tax on cloud computing software.â Weâ re making the right decisions in Montpelier to help people grow jobs,’he said.Shumlin said one place where the state needs to improve is income growth.â There are signs in last few numbers weâ ve seen that incomes starting to rise in Vermont,’Shumlin said. â For me thatâ s really going to be the measure of our success.âAccording to a survey by the US Census Bureau, between 2008 to 2010, median household income in Vermont was $53,490 in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars ‘making Vermont 15th in the nation.Shumlin said he is not campaigning until after Labor Day, but he did say he was humbled by a recent poll by Vermont Business Magazine, WCAX and WDEV showing he would likely win 60 percent of the gubernatorial vote if the election were held today.SEE POLLWhile Shumlin patted his administration on the back for working to promote jobs, Randy Brock, who is running for governor, chatted with local business owners at the Expo.Brock, a Republican senator, is not so convinced lawmakers are doing what is best for business.The top issue on his campaign website says: â As your governor, I will: Change Vermontâ s heavy-handed regulatory environment so businesses can create and keep jobs.âShumlin said he has focused on job growth.â I do not believe that anyone with a straight face can say that my team has not been focused on jobs and raising incomes of those who have jobs in Vermont with the exception of rebuilding Vermont better than Irene found us, and Iâ m like a broken record thatâ s what we do every day,’he said. May 23, 2012 vtdigger.orglast_img read more

Therabody partners with ‘RED’ in fight against two pandemics

first_imgTherabody, formerly known as Theragun, has announced a new partnership with ‘RED’, the organization founded in 2006 to fight AIDS.Through a campaign titled ‘RECOVE(RED)’, Therabody is launching a range of ‘(THERABODY)RED’ products. These products will help to raise funds for the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response and (RED)’s fight to end AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.For every RED co-branded Theragun purchased, 2% of the purchase price goes directly to the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response to reduce the threat of COVID-19 in communities and critical HIV/AIDS programs. The (PRODUCT)RED Theragun is available exclusively on Therabody.com as well as select retail locations for purchase.Jennifer Lotito, President & Chief Operating Officer at (RED), said “Therabody products are hugely popular with people around the world, and we are more than delighted to see these wellness products now do double-duty by also fighting pandemics with each and every purchase.“We’re grateful to the team for creating such a striking (RED) range, and excited to get these into people’s hands this fall.”Benjamin Nazarian, Chief Executive Officer at Therabody, said “We are proud and thrilled to be a partner of (RED). Giving back and supporting causes we believe in is rooted in our company’s DNA, and is a key pillar of our culture at Therabody.“As a tech wellness company, Therabody provides solutions that can help everybody live a fuller, healthier lifestyle. With (THERABODY)RED, we are not only supporting everyday needs through our wellness offerings, but we are also creating a unique opportunity for our community to give back through their purchase by providing essential life-saving medicine and access to healthcare to those that are in need.”The (PRODUCT)RED Theragun collection includes:(PRODUCT)RED Theragun PRO – RRP £549(PRODUCT)RED Theragun Elite – RRP £375(PRODUCT)RED Theragun mini – RRP £175In addition to (PRODUCT)RED Theragun, in early 2021 Therabody will also release a (PRODUCT)RED version of its USDA Certified Organic line of CBD products, TheraOne, with 2% of the purchase price going to support (RED)’s operations in the fight to end AIDS.www.therabody.com Relatedlast_img read more

Minn. bats hushed in 3-2 loss to Ohio State

first_imgMinn. bats hushed in 3-2 loss to Ohio StateApril 4, 2009Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter Friday nightâÄôs 7-5 win over Ohio State, Minnesota head coach John Anderson talked about how hard it is to win two straight against a team like the Buckeyes. HeâÄôs been around long enough to know just how competitive the matchup is, so perhaps it was a matter of managing expectations. Maybe he was simply trying to be realistic. Whatever it was, he was on to something. Minnesota played flawless defense and got a pair of solid pitching performances from senior Tom Buske and freshman Austin Lubinsky, but the 25th-ranked Gophers (15-9 overall, 2-2 Big Ten) couldnâÄôt find that clutch hit and fell to No. 18 Ohio State 3-2 Saturday at the Metrodome. âÄúItâÄôs becoming obvious that we have a young team offensively,âÄù Anderson said. âÄúIt takes time to learn how to be a complete hitter and obviously, thatâÄôs the book on us.âÄù Neither team had an impressive day at the plate, especially with runners on base. Minnesota was 3-for-20 with runners on the basepaths; the Buckeyes (22-6, 3-2) were hardly better, going 3-for-16. Combined, the teams stranded 21. But two swings were all Ohio State needed. Justin Miller belted a two-run homerun off Buske in the top of the first inning to stake the Buckeyes an early lead. Then, a solo shot in the seventh by Michael Stephens off of Lubinsky proved to be the winning run. The GophersâÄô inability to respond to Ohio StateâÄôs homeruns squandered otherwise outstanding performances by Lubinsky and Buske. After their early hiccups, neither man could be touched. âÄúWhen we canâÄôt put up more than three runs, itâÄôs not going to win the game,âÄù redshirt freshman first baseman Nick OâÄôShea, who went 3-for-4, said. âÄúWe had our chances today and didnâÄôt make some adjustments at the plate. We were swinging at a lot of balls, too.âÄù Of course, the Buckeyes deserve plenty of credit. Dean Wolosiansky, Drew Rucinski and Jake Hale combined to allow a mere six hits. Minnesota threatened on multiple occasions and had baserunners in eight of nine innings, but stranded seven in scoring position and was 0-for-15 in RBI opportunities. In the bottom of the ninth and trailing by one, the Gophers were coming to the top of the lineup. Senior Matt Nohelty led off with a walk and moved over on a sacrifice bunt by redshirt freshman AJ Pettersen. Junior second baseman Derek McCallum stepped to the plate to try and knock in his second run of the game. Hale forced him to fly out to right field. Then Michael Kvasnicka, MinnesotaâÄôs cleanup man whoâÄôs batting .404 on the season. He went down on strikes to end the game. The opportunity was there, just like it was there for Ohio State on Friday night. But also like Friday night, defense and pitching clamped down when it needed to. âÄúWe had the right guys up there a few times today and we had the right guys up there in the last inning,âÄù Anderson said. âÄúGive [the Buckeyes] credit. Hale did a good job of executing his pitches and we got a little anxious up there. We took a run at them the last three innings and couldnâÄôt get that last hit. Give them credit.âÄùlast_img read more

Big Ten drug policies differ among schools

first_imgAmong Big Ten schools, the penalties for failed drug tests vary between the first, second and third offenses. “The NCAA’s doping policy is outdated, and there needs to be more consistency among schools,” Hainline told the Wall Street Journal. “Our first priority is that we’re providing great care from a health and safety standpoint because we’re really worried about their well-being,” she said. Across the NCAA, student-athlete drug policies differ, a problem the association’s administration wants to fix. But creating one uniform policy might not be as easy as it seems.  He said the educational counseling component of the disciplinary action is overlooked but important. “There are issues that are more prevalent in different areas of the country, so they could possibly be handled more efficiently at the institutional level than waiting for the minutiae and bureaucracy of the NCAA,” said Chris Hawthorne, a Big Ten representative for the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and a formerGophers football player.  Several other Big Ten schools including Ohio State, Nebraska and Wisconsin don’t require a suspension on the first offense. If the student-athlete fails his or her first NCAA-issued drug test, the penalties are much more  stringent and include the loss of a year of eligibility and a full-season suspension. “In my opinion, it makes no sense to punish a kid if you’re not going to allow and encourage them to learn from the experience,” Hawthorne said. If a student-athlete at Rutgers failed a drug test for the first time, he or she may be suspended for up to two weeks. Brian Hainline, who was named the NCAA’s first chief medical officer in 2012, said it’s time to find common ground, taking the responsibility out of individual school’s hands. center_img The group shares it by email with all student-athletes before the school year. It’s also in the student-athlete handbook, and all freshmen are educated on it in their orientation, said deputy athletics director Beth Goetz  At Minnesota, a group that includes the athletic department’s sports medicine staff, sports psychologists and officials from Boynton Health Service reassess the school’s drug policy for student-athletes each year. The men’s basketball program at Syracuse also received heavy sanctions from the committee in March for failing to abide by their drug policy, among other violations. Many student-athletes may not realize usage of Adderall could lead to a failed drug test, Hawthorne said. Still, he said student-athletes shouldn’t put themselves into that risky situation. NCAA spokespeople did not return calls for comment for this story. Big Ten drug policies differ among schools Sam KraemerApril 30, 2015Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWith the amount of change the NCAA has undergone in recent years, rectifying inconsistent drug policies from school to school may be next on the docket. Just last week, the NCAA Committee on Infractions put Oklahoma State’s football program on a one-year probation after concluding the team failed to follow the school’s own drug policy for student-athletes. For example, if a student-athlete at Minnesota failed a drug test for the first time, he or she would be required to do 20 hours of community service. The same applies for Iowa.  Hawthorne referenced the abuse of Adderall — the prescription drug that enhances concentration —  by students and student-athletes alike during exam periods. With all of the differences, Hainline told the Wall Street Journal he hopes for the autonomy conferences to draft a collective policy, rather than the current school-by-school basis. “If you’re a student-athlete, you’re coming to school for academics and athletics. There’s no place for abusive drugs to occur in my opinion,” Hawthorne said. “There’s a culture of abuse right now, and we need to do a better job of combating it.”last_img read more

TCF Bank Stadium turns to ice

first_imgA second layer of decking was then added to provide a foundation for the rink before the ice sheet is built. TCF Bank Stadium turns to iceThe football arena will host the state’s first outdoor professional hockey game Sunday afternoon.Maddy FoxCrew members work to set up the hockey rink that will be used for the upcoming NHL Stadium Series game between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks inside TCF Bank Stadium on Feb. 21. Emily PolglazeFebruary 17, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter waiting eight years, 12 stadiums and 13 games, Minnesota will finally get its chance to host an outdoor NHL game on Sunday. The two-day event will mark the first time the football stadium is transformed into a hockey rink since the Gophers’ men’s and women’s teams played there on Jan. 17, 2014. Former Gophers defenseman Mike Reilly skated at TCF Bank Stadium in 2014 and will have a chance this weekend to play outdoors with the Wild, which signed him in July.  Each venue poses its own challenges, but the setup process takes about the same amount of time everywhere, said Executive Vice President of Events for the NHL Don Renzulli, who has worked on every Stadium Series game so far. “There’s a lot of pressure, but you have to have fun with the guys,” said Dan Craig, senior director of facilities operations for the NHL, which handles all aspects of construction and setup for the Stadium Series instead of the University’s regular crew. “Just like a hockey team, we create a team of our guys.” The rink’s framework and boards started to go up late last week, but flooding the rink is a slower process.  To keep the ice at a cool 20 degrees at all times, a refrigerated truck pumps fluid through the decking underneath the rink as warm air travels back to the truck to be cooled and compressed like a standard refrigerator.  The former All-American has played in the team’s last four games after being called up from the AHL. By last Tuesday, the NHL crew had begun work on the stadium, putting down a layer of aluminum decking over the field’s AstroTurf that will be used with the cooling system to balance temperatures. The crew had to battle cold temperatures last week as it built the rink, but an ice system will keep the rink in good shape, as temperatures will likely creep above freezing Sunday. The Minnesota Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks will play at 2:30 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium, with an alumni game featuring former players from both teams taking place the day before. The finishing touches include hanging banners and painting the ice, which happened early this week. Gophers head coach Don Lucia said he still remembers the wind when his team played outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium in 2014.  “I’m sure the NHL is going to do a great job to get the best ice sheet that they possibly can,” Lucia said. “I think more than anything the ice will be fine. It just depends what kind of day you’re having. The wind plays into it more than anything else.” The NHL will also oversee a free spectator plaza outside Gate A of the stadium with games and live music and the chance for fans to skate on the ice Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. While temperature rarely poses an issue for the crew, Craig said, wind can. “We take our time. We can really get it done in three days, but we take five,” Craig said. “Because the same people that are building it are here for team skates, the alumni game, rehearsals and the main game. We have to make sure the staff is healthy and ready to go.” “You grow up on the ponds, so in a sense it’s nothing really new or difficult to you,” Reilly said at a press conference for the event in August. “You kind of feel at home playing outdoors.” The arena will then have to return to being a football stadium, but Renzulli said all the hard work will pay off in the end when outdoor professional hockey comes to Minnesota for the first time. “Over the years, I think players like to come out and see 50,000 people. They don’t get that experience all the time,” Renzulli said. “They’ve all remarked about that and have said, ‘This is cool. This is once in a lifetime.’ ”last_img read more

Northwood University to Honor Eight Aftermarket Professionals with Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award

first_imgLAS VEGAS – Northwood University honored eight automotive aftermarket leaders with its annual Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award on Tuesday, November 2, during a luncheon at AAPEX.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Those being honored are: Stephen Crowley, president and CEO, VIPAR Heavy Duty, Crystal Lake, Ill.; James Franco, president and CEO, Autologue Computer Systems Inc., Buena Park, Calif.; Martin Gold, president, S-G Imported Car Parts, Inc., Farmington Hills, Mich.; John Grote, vice president of sales and marketing, Grote Industries, Inc., Madison, Ind.; Michael Lambert, president, Automotive Distribution Network, Germantown, Tenn.; William Rhodes III, chairman, president and CEO, AutoZone, Memphis, Tenn.; Ronald Rossi, director of market research, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA), Bethesda, Md.; and Susan Ulrey, executive director of customer sales operations and e-commerce, Tenneco, Inc., Monroe, Mich. The Northwood Automotive Aftermarket Management Education Award is given to individuals in the Automotive Aftermarket field who have made noteworthy contributions to education, on any level, inside or outside of the industry. They are people of stature and the award is recognition of substantial dedication over a number of years to the educational process and the field of automotive aftermarket.last_img read more

UWF’s Second-Half Surge Not Enough Against Hot-Shooting UAH

first_img Full Schedule Roster North Alabama 1/2/2017 – 7:30 pm West Florida (5-4, 0-4 GSC) faced a large challenge when going into halftime down 41-26. UAH (7-3, 3-1 GSC) shot a blistering 8-for-13 from three-point range and shot 51.7% from the floor in the first half to create a near insurmountable deficit for the Argonauts. Live Stats Over UWF’s remarkable 29-10 run, Marvin Jones collected eight points while going 2-of-3 from beyond the arc during that span. Jones and Deangelo Legrier led the team with 11 second-half points each. UWF shot 53.3% from the field in the second half, including a 40% clip from distance. West Florida outscored UAH 41-35 in the second half, and held advantages in turnovers (3-7), blocks (6-0) and assists (11-6). BOX SCORE: WEB | PDF For the entire contest, UWF outscored UAH in the paint at 28-20, on second-chance efforts at 10-6, points of the bench at 12-8 and on the fast break at 6-4. West Florida posted a season-high eight blocks in the effort, led by Darryl Tucker who had three. UWF allowed a season-high 13 three-point field goals. Webster concluded his impressive performance with 25 points and 16 rebounds to lead all players in both categories. Previewcenter_img Next Game: For information on all UWF athletics, visit GoArgos.com.  Print Friendly Version PENSACOLA, Fla. –  No. 24-ranked Alabama Huntsville held a 24-point advantage with 15:45 remaining but the UWF men’s basketball team held its own against the defending Gulf South Conference Regular Season Champions by going on a 29-10 run over the next 10:10 to cut UAH’s lead to 64-59 with 5:35 remaining in regulation. Unfortunately for the Argonauts, the squad will have to wait until 2017 for its first GSC win as Alabama Huntsville eventually held on for a 76-67 victory on Saturday afternoon. Watch Live DII Bulletin preseason All-American Seab Webster led the offense for the Chargers, scoring 17 first half points while going 6-of-10 from the floor. With UAH leading 19-16, Webster converted on long-range shots on each of UAH’s next three possessions to hand the Chargers a 25-18 advantage. Webster’s effort provided a spark for UAH for the remainder of the half with the Chargers stringing together a 16-8 run to close the first 20 minutes. West Florida will start 2017 with a home contest against North Alabama on Monday at 7:30 p.m. Jones contributed a season-high 20 points, while Legrier, Jason Laatsch and Tucker all contributed double-digit point totals at 14, 13 and 10, respectively. Laatsch matched his career-high with seven rebounds, as he tied Legrier for the team-high. Rashaan Benson contributed seven assists to help set up the Argonaut offense.last_img read more

Hookey cans his first hole-in-one

first_imgMasa Takano (center) with John Pearce (left) and Andrew Kelleher.PSC Golf from the Pattaya Links Golf SocietyMonday, Feb. 25, Burapha C & D – StablefordA Flight (0-15)1st Alan Thomas (6) 38pts2nd Dave Hewson (8) 38pts3rd Pete Seil (8) 38pts4th Garry Bright (11) 37pts5th Connie Walsh (14) 37ptsB Flight (16+)1st Wayne Greenwood (17) 36pts2nd Gordon Loviolette (24) 33pts3rd Tip Briney (27) 32pts4th Darren Beavers (17) 31pts5th Richard Dobson (25) 31ptsGarry Hookey. The ball took one bounce on the green and dropped straight into the hole. Garry Hookey didn’t see it, but the caddies did and screamed, but not as loud as Garry and his playing partners once they knew, and could be heard three fairways away.Thirty-nine golfers lined up on the first tee at Burapha and the course was presented in the usual excellent condition with nicely mown fairways.The B flight (16+) was won by first time Links player, Wayne Greenwood, and 36 points was a very good first up effort, and Gordon Loviolette took second place with 33. The next three places sawTip Briney return 32 points followed by Darren Beavers and Richard Dobson, both on 31.The A flight (0-15) saw a shoot-out at the top with three scores of 38 points. Alan Thomas came out on top in the countback ahead of Dave Hewson and Pete Seil respectively. There was then another countback required to separate Garry Bright and Connie Walsh, both on 37 points.Near pins went to Chris Barker (C5), Gary Hookey (C8), Nigel Harrison (D2) and Alan Thomas (D8).Beat consolation nines came from Frank Jelmo (19pts) and Petur Petursson with 21 points.Wednesday, Feb. 27, Royal Lakeside – StablefordA Flight (0-14)1st Masa Takano (8) 41pts2nd Paul Smith (5) 40pts3rd Chris Barker (12) 40pts4th Connie Walsh (14) 39ptsB Flight (15+)1st Nigel Harrison (22) 40pts2nd Colin Service (16) 36pts3rd Derek Phillips (19) 35pts4th Gordon Laviolette (23) 33ptsWe usually expect high stableford scores here and today was no different. The surprise packet was Nigel Harrison with 40 points taking out “B” flight (15+), making this his best score for quite some time. Colin Service has been wondering where his game went, but it was back today and he racked up a cool 36 points, for second place. Derek Phillips got third spot with 35 points, while that man Gordon Laviolette was there again, even after a handicap reduction, scoring 33 for fourth.Masa Takano made another 41 points to win A flight (0-14) and don his second Green Jacket in 7 days. Paul Smith, sporting an unusually high handicap, and consistent Chris Barker, were both right behind with 40 points each. Paul had 21 points on the run in to just edge into second. Connie Walsh quietly slipped into fourth with a nicely done 39 points.Near pins were claimed by Paul Smith (x3) and Mark Oliver.The best front nine (non winners) went to Andy Kelleher with 19 points on c/back whilst the best back nine score was recorded by George Mueller (17 points c/back).Friday, March 1, Pleasant Valley – StablefordA Flight (0-17)1st Phil Davies (12) 37pts2nd Masa Takano (8) 36pts3rd Steve Truelove (10) 35pts4th Dennis Eager (17) 34pts5th Chris Barker (12) 34ptsB Flight (18+)1st Phil Mitchell (24) 38pts2nd Len Jones (31) 37pts3rd Bjorgvin Hallgrimsson (22) 35pts4th Alan Walker (27) 34pts5th Mike Firkin (25) 34ptsForty-two golfers made up the field which was divided into two flights at seventeen and under and play got away on a decently prepared course on time and under blue skies.In the top flight three points covered the top five golfers with Chris Barker taking fifth place with 34 points, losing on c/back to Dennis Eager. Third place saw Steve Truelove return 35 points with Masa Takano, playing his swansong round this trip, taking second with 36 points. The flight winner, fittingly on St. David’s Day, was Welshman Phil Davies with 37 points. “Chwarae da iawn” Phil!In the second flight scores mirrored the top flight with Mike Firkin losing on c/back to Alan Walker with 34 points. In third place was Icelandic golfer Bjorgvin Hallgrimsson with 35 points, a couple behind Welshman Len Jones, runner-up with 37 points. The best score of the day was recorded by Phil Mitchell who returned in the final group with a score of 38 points.Near pins went to Phil Davies (5), Dennis Eager (13) and Masa Takano (8 and 17) whilst the best front nine score (non winners) was logged by Paul Durkan at 19 points, John Chelo taking the award for his 18 points on the back nine.last_img read more

Baechli back on top

first_imgWalter Baechli, Kurt Sandgaard and Dave Richardson.We had enough for two flights today with the cut at handicap 18.  Mike Allidi won the A Flight with 34 points ahead of Leif Kirkgaard in second on a count back over Walter Baechli, both on 33.  Ian Pickels took fourth spot on a count back from Tate Akifumi, both returning 32 point scores.Elias Magnusson topped the podium in the B Flight with just 32 points, one better than Svende Gaarde in second, while Karl Beter and Susan filled the minor places.A Flight (0-18)1st Mike Allidi (3) 34pts2nd Leif Kirkgaard (18) 33pts3rd Walter Baechli (17) 33pts4th Ian Pickels (16) 32ptsB Flight (19+)1st Elias Magnusson (21) 32pts2nd Svend Gaarde (25) 31pts3rd Karl Beter (28) 27pts4th Susan Gaarde (26) 25ptsThursday, Dec. 4, Treasure Hill – StablefordIt was up the 331 for the third time in a week, this time to play Treasure Hill which was in fine shape but the greens staff managed to douse most areas around the greens leaving them soggy underfoot.Mike Allidi, Dave Richardson and Elias Magnusson.We had a fairly quick round of 4 hours and 10 minutes and back in the clubhouse we said farewell to Kurt Sandgaard and Ian Pickels, both whom will be returning after the new year.Two flights today with the cut at handicap 22 and the ever-colorful Walter Bachli topped the A Flight with a fine 37 points, four ahead of Mike Allidi in second while Brian Gabe took third on a count back over Leif Kirkgaard, both on 31 points.Kurt Sandgaard won the B Flight with a meager 29 points, one better than Dave Richardson in second, and Susan Gaarde placed third after pipping husband Svend on a count back, both tied on 26 points.A Flight (0-22)1st Walter Baechli (17) 37pts2nd Mike Allidi (3) 33pts3rd Brian Gabe (21) 31pts4th Leif Kirkgaard (18) 31ptsB Flight (23+)1st Kurt Sandgaard (31) 29pts2nd Dave Richardson (27) 28pts3rd Susan Gaarde (26) 26pts4th Svend Gaarde (25) 26ptsNB:  Please make a note on your calendar – we will be holding the Alec Chilcott Cup Christmas Fayre at Plutaluang on Monday 23 December.  Hope to see you all there! PSC golf from Café KronborgMonday, Dec. 2, Pattavia – StablefordThis was our second trip to Pattavia in 4 days and after we checked in we got off the first tee 10 minutes early under sunny skies and with a big wind.The course was in fine condition and even the bunkers were raked, but it was a rather slow round of 4 hours and 30 minutes.Back in the clubhouse welcomes went out to Torben Sorensen from Canada and Mike Allidi.last_img read more

Booze in the news

first_imgLeading Senior Constable Gavan Wyllie breath tests drivers as they drive past the Star News Group offices. By Melissa MeehanPAKENHAM’S…[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

Galway Officials Decided For This Weekend’s National League Action

first_img==Also, two Galway officials will be on duty this weekend.Killimor’s Liam Gordon is the man in the middle forKilkenny’s clash with Clare in Cusack Park; and Oranmore/Maree’s Shane Hynesover the Division 3B clash of Sligo and Leitrim in Markievicz Park.==Sunday, 23rd FebruaryNational Football League Division 1GALWAY vs Tyrone (2pm Stadium)National Hurling League Division 1Waterford vs GALWAY (2pm Walsh Park)Kilkenny vs Clare (2pm Nowlan Park)National Hurling League Division 3Sligo vs Leitrim (2pm Markievicz Park)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Conor Lane and James Owens have been named as the referees for Galway’s games this weekend in the Allianz National Football and Hurling leagues. Lane will be the man in the middle for the Galwayfootballers’ National league game with Tyrone in Tuam Stadium while Owens willtake charge of the Galway Hurlers game with Waterford in Walsh Park. Both gameson Sunday throw in at 2pm.last_img read more

New Orleans Falls at No. 44 LSU

first_imgAnja Luethi pushed Skylar Kuykendall deep into each set before falling to the 87th-ranked singles player in the nation. Luethi lost her match 7-5, 6-4 at the 2 spot. The rest of the rotation for LSU swept through with no player from the 3-through-6 position losing more than five games. Next up for the Privateers is a doubleheader on Saturday against SUNO at 11 a.m. and Xavier at 3 p.m. on Saturday. No. 44 LSU 6, New Orleans 1NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Privateers women’s tennis team (3-4, 0-1) was overpowered 6-1 by the 44th-ranked LSU Tigers (7-2) on Wednesday evening at City Park. In singles, Calderon earned the only Privateers point. Calderon won the first set in a tiebreak, but was trailing 3-1 in the second set when Scott retired from the match. The win moved Calderon to 3-2 in singles play on the spring. The Privateers began the evening, falling at the 2 and 3 positions in doubles. Marta Sans and Soledad Calderon Arroyo were ahead 4-2 at the 1 position against Joana Vale Costa and Noel Scott, but that match went unfinished after the Tigers wrapped up the first point.last_img read more