By DANIELLE GALVIN PLANS to re-open Gembrook’s Ranges Hotel are a step closer after Monday night’s Cardinia Shire Council meeting….[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.
Sunday, Oct 15th:At Tuam Stadium – Minor A football final: Salthill Knocknacarra v Claregalway 2pm (Ref. Anthony Coyne)At Tuam Stadium – Country SFC final: Corofin v Mountbellew Moylough 4pm (Ref. Muiris McGearailt, Linesmen Frank Kinneen & Martin Flaherty)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Tuam Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for the county senior football final between Corofin and Mountbellew Moylough on Sunday week. The big game throws in at 4pm with Muiris McGearailt as referee. The Minor A final beforehand at 2pm between Salthill Knocknacarra and Claregalway will be refereed by Anthony Coyne. This weekend sees both Intermediate semi finals down for decision as Oileain Arainn and Williamstown head back to Pearse Stadium for their replay while Kilkerrin Clonberne and Claregalway meet in Tuam Stadium. Sunday, Oct 8th:At Pearse Stadium – IFC semi final replay: Oileáin Árann v Williamstown 2.45pm (Ref. Frank Kinneen)At Tuam Stadium – IFC semi final: Kilkerrin Clonberne v Claregalway 3.45pm (Ref. Kieran Quinn)
For the second time in a fortnight, defending champion Derek Tohill was the driver to beat in round two of the Parts for Cars National Rallycross Championship at Mondello Park. He won both the Supercar Final and the main race of the day, the Super Final, with his main rival, Noel Greene, taking runner up position each time. In a thrilling finish, Donagh Kelly snatched a late victory in the Monaghan Four Seasons Hotel Stages Rally, taking the lead from local hero Sam Moffett on the final stage to win by just two seconds after nine stages. Donegalman Kelly was fourteen seconds behind Moffett on the opening stage, but gradually reduced the deficit to come out on top in a duel of champions.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email In the Super Final, Greene got a better start than Tohill and led the race for the opening lap, but the double title holder then squeezed his way in front and pulled away to another comfortable win. Peter McGarry narrowly beat Lloyd Spendlove in the Modified Final, with Ciaran Murphy taking the Production race ahead of Derek Lenehan, who climbed through the field from the back of the grid. Repro free photo Derek Tohill wins Round 2 of the Irish Rallycross Championship in Mondello Park. Photo by Seán Hassett
The Hazlet Babe Ruth League’s 13-year-old all-star team completed a successful summer with a 19-6 record, while winning their third District 11 title in a row. Many of the players have been together since they were 8 years old, coach Vinny DiCostanzi noted. The team really began making its mark as 11-year-olds when they won both the District 11 and the Babe Ruth state crowns. A year ago, Hazlet again won District 11 as 12-year-olds. As for DiCostanzi, he’s enjoyed coaching this group for the past few years, and is excited about watching them develop as ballplayers over the next few years. “It’s been a lot of fun watching these boys learn the game and develop their skills together,” DiCostanzi said. “They make coaching look easy.” This season, Hazlet again took the district title, and also won the Central Jersey Babe Ruth League championship, finishing in first place for the regular season then going on to win the playoffs. The team also qualified for the state championship, but were eliminated in two games. Hazlet relied on strong pitching and defense, and seemed to get enough hitting to get by, DiCostanzi said. Marc Zecchino and Frank DiRoma were the team’s top pitchers, while first baseman Chris Clayton and Zecchino were Hazlet’s best hitters. Other members of the team included pitcher/catcher Brian Malloy, first baseman/outfielder Glenn Davis, center fielder J.C. Connell, infielders Kevin Boehler and Tom Petry, and outfielders Alex Wanless, Victor Scanzini and Bob VanFechtman. Wanless also saw time behind the plate. Clayton, Connell, and Scanzini also pitched. Frank DiRoma Sr., Pat Zecchino and John Petry served as assistant coaches. — Warren Rappleyea
By Clare LovellJose Mourinho felt ashamed by racist fans who pushed a black passenger off a metro train in Paris and he hopes the victim will accept an invitation to watch a game at Stamford Bridge to prove such behaviour was not a reflection of the real Chelsea.The man, named only as Souleymane, complained to police about the incident at Richelieu-Drouot metro station before the Champions League game between Paris St Germain and Chelsea on Tuesday.Chelsea have suspended three fans caught on video during the incident and said they were working with British and French police to identify others. They have invited Souleymane and his family to watch the return leg in March.“I think he would watch not only the game, but he would feel what Chelsea is. At this moment he will have the wrong idea of what Chelsea is,” Mourinho told reporters on Friday.“He would feel that the people who did this action with him is not Chelsea.“Chelsea is the owner, the board, the manager, the players, the people who work here, it’s also the true Chelsea supporter.“So I would support his coming here. Even if I don’t know if he’s a football fan.”After a strongly-worded statement from the club saying owner Roman Abramovich was disgusted at the incident and would suspend for life any fan proven to have taken part, Mourinho said he had not returned to London in 2013 to be connected with such “miserable” people.“We feel ashamed but maybe we shouldn’t because I refuse to be connected with these people. I left Chelsea in 2007 and I could not wait for the moment to be back and it’s not because of people like this that I wanted to be back,” Mourinho said.“I felt ashamed when I knew what happened but I am a proud club manager because I know what Chelsea really is.”Mourinho said the reaction of his players in a multicultural dressing room was the same.“This dressing-room.was always a dressing-room with big principles of equality not just about race, also about religion about everything,” he said.“The dressing-room reacted the way I react, with disappointmentbut always with the feeling that we do not belong to these people and they do not belong to us.”The club said on Friday more suspensions could follow as investigations continue but they were not releasing any names yet.The video appeared to show fans of the London team chanting “we’re racist and that’s the way we like it” as they stopped Souleymane boarding a train.The video footage has been widely condemned by football authorities including FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
We’re one day into the greatest show on Earth, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and what an opening game it was, with three players on the score sheet and all of five goals from opening hosts, Russia. The favourites are the usual suspects, one of the seeded teams of Brazil, Germany, Spain, France, or Belgium, and, of course, Holland and Italy fans are left with no one to cheer for this time around. Of the tournament favourites, I pick Brazil to win this World Cup merely on their perfect form over the last two years, their relative ease in qualifying from a tough South American cohort, and their strength in attack and defence thanks to Tite’s masterly management. I fell in love with Brazil because of their attacking flair, but the World Cup winners over the years have actually won on account of their defensive abilities, typically conceding four or fewer goals on their seven-match run to the title. As with most tournaments across any sport, it’s really the solid defensive work that decides a favourable outcome. Now, there are a few players that must be looking to stamp their class and take their place in football history based on a solid standout performance in this World Cup. It is still football’s biggest stage, and fans are hungry for something different. Maybe it’s just me, but the conversations around Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are getting as old as those footballers themselves, and we’re looking for a new hero. Until his untimely and unfortunate injury in the Champions League Final, we all hailed Egypt’s Mohamed Salah as possibly the next big thing in global football, but without the squad to go all the way, and with fitness concerns since the May 26 collision with Ramos, Salah is not likely to make a great impact in Russia. I believe all eyes are back on Neymar, the likely heir to the football throne. It’s time for the world’s most expensive player and football’s millennial superstar to claim his place as the new quintessential figure in football. I suspect it was specifically to shine the light solely upon himself, and not in the shadow of Messi, that propelled him to leave Barcelona to begin with. He has to complete that transformation before other potentially dominant figures in football mount a convincing challenge. Neymar is possibly the hungriest player in Russia. Having watched Brazil lose the 2014 World Cup semi-final at home to Germany, sidelined by injury, Neymar must have revenge on his mind. It must have been devastating. This is his best shot at glory. Neymar also has fresh legs and may not face the mental fatigue that other players who went for all nine months of their domestic seasons may face. He has been back in fine form in the recent friendlies, and with his pace and creativity, he should cause issues for opponents that’s if they don’t frustrate him defensively. Neymar is also chasing history as he is now tied with Romario on 55 goals apiece for Brazil. This is third on that illustrious nation’s all-time scoring list. At just 26 years old, he must be thinking of surpassing Ronaldo’s 62 and PelÈ’s 77. Eight goals in this World Cup, four better than he did in 2014, is unlikely but not improbable. Neymar has the team capable and ready to possibly take Brazil to an unprecedented sixth hold on the World Cup, exactly 60 years after PelÈ did that twice. The pressure is on, but most champions relish pressure! One Love. Appearances – 85 Goals -55 Height – 1.75m Number – 10 Age – 26 – Tanya Lee is a Caribbean sports marketer, author and publicist.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Karim Benzema scored twice to lead Real Madrid over Leganes 4-1 in the Spanish league yesterday, including one goal awarded by an overrule from the video assistant referee. At 1-1 in the 48th minute and with Leganes holding their own, Benzema skilfully headed in an out-swerving cross from Marco Asensio despite tussling with defender Jonathan Silva. In real time, referee Jaime Latre called a foul on Benzema that annulled the goal. But after consulting the VAR monitor on the sideline, Latre reversed his decision upon seeing Silva fell only after he grabbed on to Benzema’s arm. Following the wait that lasted around half a minute, Benzema was embraced by his teammates at the midfield circle. “It is true that the goal celebration is somewhat muted (after the wait), but I have always said that I am in favour of (the VAR) because it was a goal that had been disallowed,” Madrid defender Sergio Ramos said. “I am sure that one day it will be our turn to be on the other end of things, but it is positive.” Gareth Bale scored the opener for Madrid by volleying in a headed pass from Dani Carvajal. Visitors Leganes equalised on their first attack to reach Madrid’s area in the 24th. Guido Carrillo’s penalty beat goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois on his debut with Madrid. Benzema scored an exquisite second goal to make it 3-1 after working a one-two with Luka Modric. Ramos rounded off the rout with a penalty after Asensio was clumsily cut down by Unai Bustinza. NOT MISSING RONALDO For years, Benzema and Bale interchanged parts as second and third fiddles to Cristiano Ronaldo. And after Ronaldo left Madrid for Juventus in Serie A, many Madrid fans thought the club would miss its top scorer. So far, the team has done more than fine without the Portugal captain thanks to the fine form of Benzema and Bale. Benzema has five goals in four matches, while Bale has picked up where he left off last season with three goals. Led by their two forwards, Madrid have won all three league matches. Barcelona can match Madrid with three victories if they win at promoted Huesca today.
Dear Editor,Judicial review is that area of the law which allows for a citizen who is aggrieved by the act or omission of any public officer, including Government Ministers, any public authority or any statutory tribunal to challenge the said act or omission on the ground that the act or omission is unlawful, illegal, or contrary to some written law, including the Constitution, arbitrary, capricious, discriminatory, in breach of natural justice, ultra-vires, and in breach of one’s legitimate expectations.In short, it is that area of law which guards against the abuse of power. The High Court is resided with a special jurisdiction to review the act or omission complained against and to strike it down or to compel the performance of a public or statutory duty in the face of a refusal or neglect to do so.Expectedly, with the democratic breeze blowing across the free world, it has been the fastest growing area of the law in the English-speaking Commonwealth. It is pivotal to the attainment of good governance and public accountability. It is for this precise reason that a specialised Constitutional and Administrative Law Division was established in the High Court in 2011 to exclusively hear and determine these types of matters along with those in which Constitutional violations are alleged.In Guyana, the judicial review found expression over the last century through the medium of the ancient Prerogative Remedies of the Writs of Certiorari, Prohibition and Mandamus. In this regard, Guyana lagged behind most of the Commonwealth who have long abolished these anachronistic prerogative orders and replaced them with a statutory regime of more efficacious remedies. Although belatedly, Guyana followed suite in 2010, when Parliament, unanimously, enacted the Judicial Review Act, Number 23 of 2010. As a result of its late arrival, it is one of the more modern legislative expressions of judicial review in the Commonwealth. However, the Judicial Review Act provides that the rules of procedure in respect of how the Court is to be approached by a litigant to access remedies under the said Act are contained in the “rules of court”. Any person familiar with this area of the law will know that the “rules of court” referred to thereof is the new Civil Procedure Rules, since the “rules of court” which were extant at the time, made no provisions whatsoever for judicial review applications. Since the new Civil Procedure Rules were not in force in 2010 when the Judicial Review Act was passed and the then rules of Court were silent on the issue, a provision was inserted in the said Act to say that the Act shall come into operation on a date appointed by order of the Minister. This was specifically done to await the promulgation of the new Civil Procedure Rules, which as I said, contained the procedure for judicial review applications. The new Civil Procedure Rules only came into operation on February 6, 2017. This was not as a result of any fault of the Executive. However, to date, the Legal Affairs Minister has failed, refused or neglected to bring the Judicial Review Act into operation, despite being requested to do so.As a result, although the new Civil Procedure Rules provide for it, judicial review is not available to a litigant in Guyana. In the circumstances, lawyers have been forced to become creative by making applications for the old Prerogative Remedies under the new Civil Procedure Rules, since the old rules of court under which those remedies could have been applied for have been overtaken by the new Civil Procedure Rules. Legal proceedings filed under such dubious circumstances are fraught with unnecessary procedural hurdles and hiccups.Since February 6, 2017, I wrote to the Legal Affairs Minister calling upon him to rectify this anomaly by issuing the requisite order to bring the Judicial Review Act into operation. I have received no response to my letter. Subsequently, I drew this serious matter to the attention of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel and requested him to advise the Legal Affairs Minister to correct this lacuna, as is my responsibility as a Member of Parliament. Unfortunately, my efforts have been futile. I have done my part.In the meanwhile, the circus continues at Lot 95 Carmichael Street.Sincerely,Mohabir Anil NandlallAttorney-at-Law, MP
VICTORIA, B.C. — B.C.’s Auditor General says the provincial government should clarify whether it intends to act on two task forces that identified risks to the effectiveness of the B.C. Utilities Commission.Carol Bellringer says those risks were identified in 2013 and 2014 and included recommendations on ways to improve the commission’s role. A team of auditors from Bellringer’s office found many of the same risks in its review and highlighted five of them in a report to the government on Thursday.The auditor says the recommendations would improve the commission’s independence, its review of large projects and the clarity of the policy guidance it provides. The commission, which was created in 1980, regulates some of B.C.’s biggest companies including BC Hydro, FortisBC and ICBC.- Advertisement -Bellringer said one of the task force’s noted how the government sets energy policy, defines the commission’s mandate and directs it on specific matters. When government gives direction, she said it should not dictate outcomes or intrude on the commission’s consideration of individual applications.In cases where the government makes final decisions, Bellringer said the commission can provide an independent expert review.“Government can direct the commission to take certain actions or not take action at all,” Bellringer wrote in her report. “British Columbia has a history of government directing the outcome of the commission’s decisions or, in some cases, excluding it from key decisions altogether. For example, as recent as 2017, government direction restricted the commission’s review of ICBC rates.”Advertisement The provincial budget forecast a $1.3-billion deficit at the insurance corporation this year and Attorney General David Eby described the situation earlier this year as a “dumpster fire.”Over the years the government has promised to strengthen and protect the commission’s independence and credibility, Bellringer said.“Utility companies tend to be monopolies because they are large and have expensive infrastructure, and so an effective regulator is in the interest of all residents of British Columbia. Given that government already knows how it can use the commission more effectively, we encourage government to clarify its intentions regarding the outstanding task force recommendations.”
The tournament began with a 9 a.m. tee time. Throughout the day, players participated in putting contests and hole-in-one opportunities in which they could win an automobile from the tournament’s title sponsor, Frontier Toyota. Included among 20 physicians who participated in the golf tournament was Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital’s chief of staff, Dr. Chand Khanna. Khanna, whose team earned the title “first-place net winners,” said it was great that so many physicians participated in the golf tournament in support of the hospital’s emergency room and trauma center. “As a stand-alone community hospital, we need to continually raise funds to provide the best possible care for the community,” Khanna said. “Medical staff participation makes a big difference.” After the tournament, golfers and guests retreated to a tent on the greens where attendees dined, purchased raffle tickets and bid on numerous silent auction items ranging from jewelry and baseball collectibles to mountain bikes and high-performance tires. With philanthropy in mind, golfers and volunteers took to the greens May 19 to participate in the 34th Annual Frontier Toyota/Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital “Drive Safe” Golf Classic tournament, awards dinner and auction. The event raised about $280,000 to benefit Emergency and Trauma Services at Henry Mayo. “This tournament has been a great success,” said tournament chair Chris Luechtefeld of Morgan Stanley in Valencia. “I want to thank all of the players and volunteers for their commitment to benefiting our community hospital.” Joe Caso, the owner of Frontier Toyota, the tournament’s title sponsor for 11 years, said it is important that Henry Mayo’s emergency room and trauma center continue to grow in conjunction with the population surge in the Santa Clarita Valley. Henry Mayo’s president and CEO Roger Seaver expressed how all the volunteers, sponsors and participants who help make the tournament a success each year have helped make a difference for Henry Mayo’s emergency room and trauma center. Among the tournament participants was actor Barry Williams, who portrayed Greg Brady in the 1970s hit television series “The Brady Bunch.” Williams said he was glad to participate in an event to benefit Henry Mayo’s emergency department. The first-place gross winners – sponsored by Hank & Louise Arklin – included Lonnie Stokes, Marty Stowell, Jerry Cain, Miguel Rodriguez and Bob Stowell. The first-place net winners – representing Henry Mayo’s medical staff and Interstate Rehabilitation Services – included Dr. Khanna, Dr. Devinder Tandon, Physician Relations Specialist David Sell, Interstate Rehabilitation Services Glenn Dabatos and Jim Pietsch. Five physicians representing Valencia Anesthesia Medical Group were given the Perpetual Trophy (given to the team of physicians with the best overall tournament score). The team included Dr. Peter Nicolazzo, Dr. Robert Schroeder, Dr. Mark Liker, Dr. Anthony Panasci, and Dr. Doug Gadowski. The event’s sponsors included Toyota Financial Services, The Magazine of Santa Clarita, Stephen Wen & Asociates, Hank and Louise Arklin and Johnson Controls Inc., Specialty Labs, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital staff and Andy Gump Inc. To participate in next year’s golf tournament, please contact the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation at (661) 253-8082. Orith Farago handles public relations for the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation. She posted this story May 22 to the Santa Clarita Valley hub on valleynews.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!