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first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM LOCAL musicians will come together next week to commemorate the centenary of Anzac through song. The Casey…[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

first_imgA struggling Tiger Woods failed to make the cut at the Genesis Open in California on Friday as he had eight bogeys in a round of five-over-par 76.The disappointing play left the 14-times major champion at six-over 148, four strokes over the projected cut of +2.“I’ve just got to play more tournaments,” said Woods, making his second start of the PGA Tour season after a year-long absence following back surgery.Britain’s Graeme McDowell and American Patrick Cantlay shared the clubhouse lead at seven-under 135.Northern Ireland’s McDowell shot a five-under 66, while Cantlay posted a 69.American Sam Saunders also was at seven-under through 15 holes with countryman Ryan Moore another stroke back after a 68.Bad light forced play to be abandoned with about 20 players still to finish their second rounds. They will return on Saturday to finish.Still troubled by his driving and putting, Woods made only three birdies during his second round and had more bogeys than scores of par.Despite his problems, the former world number one committed to play in next week’s Honda Classic in Florida, marking the first time in three years he has entered tournaments on back-to-back weeks.“I need some tournament rounds,” Woods said of the event near his Florida home.Despite the problems, Woods said he believed he was progressing in his comeback.“I haven’t played golf in years,” he said. “I’m starting to come back and it’s going to take a little time. I am progressing, I’m starting to get a feel for tournament golf again. I just need to clean up my rounds.”Woods’ troubles began on the front nine and went downhill when he had birdies around a bogey at the fourth hole before three bogeys in four holes from the sixth left him at two-over.A birdie at 10 appeared to give him fresh hope, but it did not last.“I thought I could pump a drive down there at 11 and get to it with an iron and turn the tide around and play a good solid back nine,” Woods said. “But I didn’t do it.”Three successive bogeys and another at 16 followed, wiping out any hope of salvaging the round.Poor putting did not help.“Today was the first day I felt bad with a putter this year,” Woods said.“I didn’t feel very good when I was warming up about putting.”last_img read more

first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania: Action has resumed at the 125th staging of the Penn Relays, after heavy rain and lightning forced a 45 minute suspension of the relay carnival at the University of Pennsylvania’s Franklin Field Stadium.  The area had been hit with heavy rains and lightning all morning, forcing organisers to suspend the meet until conditions improved, with the prelims of the 4x100m for High School boys getting things back underway. The decision to suspend competition arrived after the preliminary round of the High School Boys 4x800m, which saw three Jamaican teams in Calabar,  Kingston College and Jamaica College advancing to tomorrow’s finals slated for 3:00 p.m. Defending champions and record holders Calabar, powered by a 1:53.51 split from Kenroy Venson on his second leg run to put his team in the lead, were the fastest qualifiers, after winning their heat in 7:41.62. Daniel Cunningham, Rivaldo Marshall and Kimar Farquharson were the other members of the team. In the clash of the colleges it was Kingston College that prevailed in 7:47.74 to be the third fastest qualifier going into the finals. Jamaica College finished second in 7:48.72 to be the fourth fastest qualifier. Bellefield, the other Jamaican team in the event, failed to advance after finishing sixth in their  heat in 8:00.79.last_img read more

first_imgThe Paul Pogba saga continues to rumble on, with his move to Manchester United still not offically confirmed.And whilst the news continues to circle, get yourself lost in this insane video showing off his best freestyle skills.Even after watching it you may not believe he is worth the reported £100 million fee, but there is no denying the midfielder possesses incredible talent.Watch the video above and get lost in the awesomeness of the soon-to-be United star…last_img

first_imgPICO RIVERA – At age 11, Joseph Romero knows what hanging out on the streets and getting involved with the wrong crowd can do. Romero, a sixth-grader at North Park Middle School in Pico Rivera, said he got a wake-up call after he was caught tagging about a year ago. “I thought I was big and bad, but once I got caught, that’s it,” he said. The Pico Rivera youngster joined local teens Saturday who officially claimed the Pico Rivera Youth Center as exclusively their own. “We’ve never had anything like this,” Alena Macias, 14, said. “We actually have a place to come to after school and can spend the time meeting new people instead of being on the street.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleFor years, Pico Rivera teens shared the 3,400-square-foot center – formerly the Mexican American Senior Center – with students taking karate classes and Aztec dance lessons. The facility was also used by seniors who needed a meeting space. As of today, however, the Pico Rivera Youth Center will serve as a haven for teens only. Other groups that used the facility have been relocated to a new community center at Rio Hondo Park, Eyvette Ruiz, the city’s program coordinator, said. An estimated $55,000 in improvements, including a new covered entrance, new irrigation and air-conditioning systems, landscaping and paint, went into refurbishing the youth center. “We can do homework if we want, we can play games,” 14-year-old Angelica Reyes said. “It’s a place for all teens to hang out.” While the youth center initially will open just two days a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, Ruiz said officials hope “to get it running five to six days a week.” Teens can play air hockey, foosball, pool and video games. But some said they hope the city also will add computers and other educational resources. Rosa Aguilar, a recreation leader at the youth center, said computers are on the city’s wish list, too. She added that the teens have so far been appreciative of the slew of games and furniture that have been donated to the center. “Whatever is here is their’s to use, and they know it won’t be replaced for a long time, so they have to take care of it,” Aguilar said. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgThe program gets students to define career goals early and to help develop a set of job skills that will help them when they enter the work force, officials said. Pathways programs, or similar programs that develop more technical workers, is also gaining support from the state. The California Department of Education allocated $40 million toward Career Technical Education Equipment and Supplies through Proposition 98 in its 2006-2007 budget. In 2005, the state approved $20 million bill to expand vocational and career opportunities for middle school and high school students by partnerships through community colleges. “There is a need to have prepared workers for the economy,” said Paul Gussman, administrator for the high school initiatives and career education office at the state department of education. LA PUENTE – Nearly 800 eighth-graders got a glimpse of a possible future during a three-day tour of Rowland Unified School District that ended Thursday. The Career Pathways program started in 1993 and provides students the opportunity to prepare for a profession in six fields: Arts & Communication, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Health and Medical Services, Technology and Public and Human Services. Students gain firsthand experience through internships and job shadowing. “This provides them a connection to an area of interest and shows how academics are used in the real world,” said Irene Cox, the district’s school-to-career program specialist. “It gives them the work-based learning experience and connections to the community.” The district’s graduation requirement for high school students includes taking two Career Pathways courses in one area; students can get certified in an area if they complete five courses. On the tour’s final day at Nogales High School, 250 eighth-graders from Giano Intermediate School saw a mock crime scene being handled by a crime scene investigator. Budding fashion designers learned they can create pieces of art through yards of fabric if they enroll in a course in the Family and Consumer Sciences Pathway. Dennis Henderson wants to be a video game designer. There are no art classes at his school, the 13-year-old said, so he creates art through computer programs. Henderson was enthralled with Adobe PhotoShop, a photo-editing software program used by students in the Business Pathways program. The tour has given him an idea of what high school life offers, he said. “I’m having a lot of fun,” he said. caroline.an@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgRangers have terminated Niko Kranjcar’s contract by mutual agreement.The Croatian playmaker was signed by Mark Warburton in 2016 from New York Cosmos but suffered a serious knee injury within months of his arrival in Ibrox.Kranjcar, who previously played for Spurs and Portsmouth, ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament against Inverness during his first season at the Light Blues, with the 33-year-old hampered by ongoing fitness issues since.He made 26 appearances for Rangers, scoring three goals. Kranjcar said: “Myself and Rangers Football Club have come to a mutual agreement to terminate our common contract.“It’s been an honour to have been part of such a big club and to have played for such great fans, it will always remain an honour for me.“I wish the club success in its future while I now consider the options I have on the table.”last_img read more

first_imgIt’s official:  Pumpkin spice creep is worse than Christmas creep.  Because it’s June 15th . . . and the first pumpkin spice product is already on shelves. Last year, the first product of the season was Werther’s Originals pumpkin spice caramels . . . but they had the discipline to wait until late July to put them out.  This Special K is out a month and a half earlier. A guy in Germantown, Wisconsin spotted Special K Pumpkin Spice Crunch cereal at Walmart this week, and he sent in a photo to the website The Impulsive Buy.last_img read more

first_imgMan City will be without their in-form striker Sergio Aguero who suffered a knee injury recentlyEnglish champion Manchester City face several challenges on Wednesday when it strives to reach the knockout phase of the Champions League.Seeking to avoid a group stage exit for the second time in three seasons, City’s injury- and suspension-hit team needs at least a point against Roma at the Stadio Olimpico and some assistance from already-qualified Bayern Munich in the other Group E match.Manager Manuel Pellegrini’s squad could be without arguably its best four players.Star midfielder Yaya Toure is suspended, top scorer Sergio Aguero is out with a serious knee injury, sustained on Saturday, and playmaker David Silva and captain Vincent Kompany are major injury doubts.Bayern has already won the group with 12 points while the other three clubs have five points each.Roma can advance with a win, while CSKA needs a first-ever victory in Germany, plus a draw, or a City win, in the other match.If City loses, it will finish last and fail to qualify for the Europa League.Here are some more things to know about Wednesday’s matches:VETERAN EXPERTISERoma is still feeling the psychological impact of its 7-1 home thrashing by Bayern, but has maintained second place in Serie A, relying on veterans like 38-year-old captain Francesco Totti and 33-year-old right back Maicon.Maicon had an unimpressive stay at City in 2012-13, when he was slowed by injury, but has returned to form with the Giallorossi this season and last – and was one of the bright spots for Brazil at the World Cup.advertisement”I would love to have his charisma and acceleration,” said Roma winger Alessandro Florenzi, who filled in at fullback when Maicon was rested during a draw against Sassuolo at the weekend. “He’s a player who creates fear for the opponent even if he’s at 50 percent. And he settles the club down.”Maicon has been the one of the few bright spots in a Roma defense that was torn apart in the thrashing by Bayern in October.Roma forwards Gervinho and Miralem Pjanic are expected to play despite minor injuries.ABSENT AGUEROManager Manuel Pellegrini has admitted Sergio Aguero’s absence in Italy is a monumental blow.The Argentina international scored a hat trick to propel City to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory against Bayern Munich two weeks ago.”Sergio was in a very good moment and he is a decisive player for our team,” Pellegrini said after Saturday’s 1-0 win against Everton.”It is impossible in this moment to know how long Sergio will be out. It is very difficult when you have a problem with your ligament to recover in three days. I always say this team is not just about Aguero.”CHRISTMAS PARTYBayern is already qualified and sure to win the group, but the team want to give their fans something extra ahead of Christmas.”There will be a lot of people in the stadium and we want to make them happy,” said midfielder Sebastian Rode. “That’s our job.”Rode also promised Bayern would not take the match lightly.”The fans want to see a proper match,” he said.Rode joined Bayern this summer from Eintracht Frankfurt. He was not given much hope of making an impact in the star-studded squad, but has been something of a revelation. Rode was responsible for turning around the match in the 1-0 win over Leverkusen last weekend.”The coach has made it clear he values me from the very first day and the best evidence of that is the increasing amount of playing time I’m getting,” he said. “I know I did everything right by joining Bayern and I’ve already learned a huge amount from my teammates and the coach, but I want more.”FAMILIAR OPPONENTSThis will be the fourth meeting in little more than a year between Bayern and CSKA.Bayern won 3-0 and 3-1 in last season’s group stage and won 1-0 in Moscow in September, courtesy of a first-half penalty from Thomas Mueller.last_img read more