Hope : The need of this junction of time

first_imgHope… Just a four-letter word?? No!!…. Reason to stay alive!!Yes, it’s not just a small word but a big reason for many of us to stay alive.We all keep hope for something to happen in our life. The thing for which we all strive… Or a dream, for which we all keep on setting ourselves back to the grind…. Just for we have some hope….At the same time, there be some people who are losing their hope…. Their hope to achieve something… Their hope to be with someone….or… Their hope to stay alive…Did it strike any of us at any of the moment??? While we are happy in our life, enjoying, celebrating….. There be some who are losing away their strength to stay alive…No, we never think of them…. With the up-gradation in the generation, technology, life’s race….. We all are upgraded to a certain level of selfishness… Please don’t get offended by this statement… But it’s a damn fact!!!Going with this fact too….. Can’t we make our heart a little kind towards those people…. I know your concern that we can’t trust everyone as this world is full of fakeness too… But just for those fake people, we can’t be rude to those who are losing up their hope & strength or have already lost the same…..They might be fighting with something what they are unable to share to their ones thinking of they all won’t understand……But can’t we win their trust being a stranger & be the one in front of whom they can light their heavy heart….Guys, we never know how helpful our few softly spoken words could be helpful to a person who’s fighting with something really deep in his/her heart….So to all the people out there…. Guys… I don’t know what problems or trauma you’re going through…..I don’t know whether you’re having someone with you to share that thing or not….What I know is… I’m there… Standing with you, for you, to hear your heart out….Let’s Stay strong!!Let’s be the strength of others!!Let’s be the hope to someone!!last_img read more

East Hampton Man Charged With Rape

first_imgYet another resident of East Hampton Town has been charged with rape. Omar Leon-Saldana, 19, is accused of having sexual intercourse twice with a 13-year-old girl, once in April at Cedar Point County Park, then again the following month at Leon-Saldana’s Bank Court home. He was arrested on June 25 on two felony counts of rape, due to the age difference between himself and the girl, and two misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child.When questioned before his arrest, Leon-Saldana allegedly made a tacit confession, telling police, “I felt guilty because she was so young. We had sex in my car at Cedar Point Park, and at my house.”Police and East Hampton Town Justice Court have withheld any information about the alleged victim, because of her age and the nature of the crime.Bail was set at $10,000, and was posted by Leon-Saldana’s family. There have been at least seven arrests in the past few months made by the East Hampton Town police on similar charges involving alleged either teen or pre-teen female [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

Russell races to $1,000 Nolan Wren Memorial payday

first_imgWILLIS, Texas (April 2) – A former mini sprint racer took home the maximum share of the purse from Saturday’s Nolan Wren Memorial.Tyler Russell held off Jeb Sessums for the $1,000 checkers at Gator Motorplex. The Southern United Sprints victory was the career first in any class at Willis for Russell.“This was definitely the biggest win I’ve ever had,” the third-year IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car pilot said. “It was an exciting race to win. It was such a great feeling. I was definitely overwhelmed.”Early leader Kent Lewis Sr., Matt Migl and Trey Schmidt rounded out the top five.Russell started outside row one in the 20-lap main event and headed pursuit of Lewis, chasing the leader into lapped traffic before midway. After trading paint with Sessums, Russell brought him along when passing Lewis for the point.Frontrunners caught up with the back of the field following a lap eight restart. Sessums peeked inside with two laps left but couldn’t complete the pass and had to settle for second.The fifth annual event saw more than 140 cars in the very full pit area and 900-plus fans in the grandstand.Feature results – 1. Tyler Russell; 2. Jeb Sessums; 3. Kent Lewis Sr.; 4. Matt Migl; 5. Trey Schmidt; 6. Johnny Brown; 7. Ty Johnson; 8. Beau Smith; 9. Daniel King; 10. Kent Lewis Jr.; 11. Mark Harris; 12. Theresa Waller; 13. Josh Hawkins; 14. Weldon Buford; 15. Rachel Craddock; 16. Asa Williamson; 17. Regan Hawkins; 18. Josh McCord; 19. Bobby Middleton; 20. Steven Crockett.last_img read more

Courtyard crew taste scramble success

first_imgBillabong Bar Golf SocietyMonday, May 20, The Emerald – StablefordWith a small field playing at Emerald we were off to an early start on the 10th tee, thinking with the form George Barrie is in at the moment it would be a formality for him to win his fourth game in a row.  But alas for George it was not to be as the Capt got the putts to drop and won the day, but George still managed to come in second on 36 points.  Captain Bob’s knock with 40 point’s got the nod though.  Once again there were no ‘2’s.Wednesday, May 22, Green Valley – StablefordOur regular venue Green Valley was the order of the day and what great condition this course is in at the moment.  With the amount of players there every week the green-staff do a great job. The Courtyard Cavaliers.The second round of the Ashes was played today by Sel Wegner and John Player against Paul Greenaway and Mark Riggall.  The Aussie boys got a hiding the previous week at St. Andrews but got their own back today, winning by a comfortable margin even though Mark won the day with 39 points.Coming in second overall was Wau Mercer on 37 points; this lady hasn’t had a game in months but she shot the lights out on the back nine.  In third was Bill Trainer with 36 points and that could have been 46 the way he played the front nine.  Glad he was my partner!Paul Sharples, just back from England, got one of the ‘2’s and John Player got the other.Welcome today to Mike the (radio man) Gosden – good to see you out our way mate!Friday, May 24, Plutaluang – ScrambleFriday saw us playing our monthly scramble at the Navy course and having the usual fun day out.  With six groups playing we were off to an early start and were finished in just over 4 hours.We said goodbye today to Robert Cross, I guess Graham Beaumont will get his spot back with the Courtyard Cowboys now at least for the next couple of months anyway.Even though it was one of the biggest Buddhist holidays in Thailand, the management here gave us our usual rate which was very nice of them.A slightly different format today – instead of the normal 10 per cent we divided by eight and it made quite a difference in what your handicap would be.  The Courtyard Cavaliers (not Cowboys), playing off 5.7, took the day with a net 56, just pipping the Billabong group of Bob Philp, Chris Smart, Bob Pearce and Greig Ritchie on 56.8.  The rest of the scores were all pretty good only going out to a net 63.  Keep an eye on this spot for our next scramble date.Note:  If you are looking for a game with some friendly golfers, just give Bob a call on 082 204 3411 or call into the Billabong Bar just off Siam Country Road looking straight down Lake Mabprachan.last_img read more

Torrie takes the medal

first_imgIPGC Golf from the Tara Court Golf GroupSunday, Oct. 9, Green Valley – Medal1st Rod Torrie (11) net 682nd Shaun Tracy (15) net 72 3rd Gerry Hannan (11) net 754th Bob St Aubin (14) net 75Rod Torrie.It was time for our monthly medal again here at Green Valley.  As usual the course was in very good condition except that the greens have still not recovered completely from the sanding and coring.  Most of us found it playing very long as the fairways are very soft and with no run, which was probably why, except for one player, the scores weren’t great.Rod Torrie was the exception and he won his second medal for this year with an excellent net 68, so obviously the bumpy greens weren’t a problem for him as he won by four shots.Shaun Tracy was our only other player to play to his handicap and he came second with a net 72.  We had a count back for third place with Gerry Hannan coming out on top with a net 75 and Bob St Aubin took the fourth and last place.  Bob also got the only ‘2’ of the day so he wasn’t too disappointed for losing the count back.Tuesday, Oct. 11, Treasure Hill – Stableford1st Donal McGuigan (18) 37pts2nd Gerry Hannan (11) 32pts3rd John Fenwick (19) 31ptsIt had been a long time since we last played here at Treasure Hill and again we found the course is excellent condition.  It is great value for money and even though there are still delays on road 331 it is still worth the extra time it takes to get there.A very hot day for golf but at least we escaped the rain.  Some of our group were playing here for their first time and as usual everyone found it very difficult, and because today it was wet and playing long it was even more difficult than usual.We had one exception, Donal McGuigan, who had no problem with it as he scored thirty seven points to win by five clear.  Gerry Hannan was playing here for his first time but he still managed to come second with thirty two points.  John Fenwick took the third and last place with thirty one and we had no ‘2’s today.Thursday, Oct. 13, Burapha – Stableford1st Russell Gilroy (16) 38pts2nd Jon Batty (6) 36pts3rd John Fenwick (20) 33ptsAgain for our last game of the week we were back here at Burapha.  We won’t have many more weeks here now as the Sport Days are nearly over, which is a pity as we all enjoy this course very much.We were lucky again with the weather and got around dry but because of all the rain over the past few days and nights we all decided to play off the shorter white tees as it was going to be playing long.Russell Gilroy, who has been playing very consistent over the past few weeks was the winner again today with thirty eight points, a score which will hopefully bring his handicap down even further and give the rest of us a chance!  Jon Batty also played his usual consistent golf and came second with thirty six points.  John Fenwick took the third and last place for today with thirty three points.Paddy Naughton has just arrived back for a short visit and on his first game he got the only ‘2’ of the day to make sure he didn’t go home empty handed.last_img read more

Football: India U-16 vanquishes Turkish giants Besiktas U-16 5-1 in a friendly

first_imgAdvertisement 2mqNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsaqclWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E684upe( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3vnaoWould you ever consider trying this?😱ar4pCan your students do this? 🌚6k801qRoller skating! Powered by Firework India U-16 has been preparing well for the upcoming AFC U16 Championship Final scheduled in the next month.Advertisement Recently the Indian U16 team led by coach Bibiano Fernandes has coherently performed at the WAFF U16 Championship and defeated Jordan ( 4-0), Iraq ( 1-0), Yemen ( 3-0). Recently the Blue Tigers defeated an adroit Cameroon U-16 team by a scoreline of 2-0 to boost their morale ahead of the Besiktas U16 match at Istanbul, Turkey.Advertisement  The match kicked off exuberantly for the visiting team as they opened their scoreline within 3 minutes from Vikram Pratap Singh’s strike. He further went on scoring a hat-trick by his other two goals coming at 40′ and 52′. Rohit and Bhuvnesh added more spark to the scoreline by scoring two more goals at 81′ and 87′, the Turkish opponents were stupified with a goal at the 85th minute, making the final result as 5-1 in favor of the Indians in the friendly.Advertisement  Also Read :Hugo Lloris faces serious repercussions from Tottenham for drinking and driving Advertisementlast_img read more

Clubs get an upgrade

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson PAKENHAM and Berwick sport clubs have secured State Government funding to upgrade equipment in the latest round…[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

Gary Sice retires from inter county football

first_imgSice’s departure follows that of Michael Meehan and Finian Hanley in recent weeks, while captain Gary O’Donnell and a number of other front line players like Michael Daly, Fiontan O’Curraoin and Seam Armstrong will miss the start of the National League Division 1 campaign against Tyrone on January 28th.Gary Sice 2007-2017 SFC appearances with Galway2007: Connacht SFC 1st round: Galway 2-10 Mayo 0-9 (sub)Qualifiers Rd 3: Meath 2-14 Galway 1-142008: Connacht SFC 1st round: Galway 2-16 Roscommon 0-6Connacht semi final: Galway 2-14 Leitrim 1-13Connacht final: Galway 2-12 Mayo 1-14All Ireland ¼ final: Kerry 1-21 Galway 1-162009: Connacht SFC 1st round: Galway 1-18 London 1-7Connacht semi final: Galway 1-13 Sligo 0-12 (sub)Connacht final: Mayo 2-12 Galway 1-142010: Connacht SFC 1st round: Galway 2-13 New York 0-12 (0-1)Connacht semi final: Galway 1-10 Sligo 1-10 (0-1)Connacht semi final replay: Sligo 1-14 Galway 0-16Qualifiers Rd 2: Wexford 1-11 Galway 0-132011: Connacht semi final: Mayo 1-12 Galway 1-6Qualifiers Rd 2: Meath 0-11 Galway 0-102012: Connacht SFC 1st round: Galway 3-15 Roscommon 0-10 (1-3, 0-2 frees)Connacht semi final: Sligo 2-14 Galway 0-15 (0-3 frees)Qualifiers Rd 2: Antrim 0-11 Galway 0-102013: Connacht SFC 1st round: Mayo 4-16 Galway 0-11Qualifiers Rd 1: Galway 1-12 Tipperary 0-11Qualifiers Rd 2: Galway 1-12 Waterford 0-14Qualifiers Rd 3: Galway 1-11 Armagh 0-9 (0-1)Qualifiers Rd 4: Cork 1-17 Galway 1-16 (0-1)2015: Connacht SFC 1st round: Galway 2-18 New York 0-8Connacht semi final: Mayo 1-15 Galway 2-8 (1-3, 0-2 frees)Qualifiers Rd 2: Galway 1-12 Armagh 0-12 (0-3, 0-2 frees)Qualifiers Rd 3: Galway 1-11 Derry 0-8 (0-7 frees)Qualifiers Rd 4: Donegal 3-12 Galway 0-11 (0-5 frees)2016: Connacht semi final: Galway 1-12 Mayo 0-12 (0-4, 0-3 frees)Connacht final: Galway 0-13 Roscommon 1-10 (0-2 frees)Connacht final replay: Galway 3-16 Roscommon 0-14 (1-2, 0-2 frees)All Ireland ¼ final: Tipperary 3-13 Galway 1-102017: Connacht semi final: Galway 0-15 Mayo 1-11 (sub, 0-2 frees)Connacht final: Roscommon 2-15 Galway 0-12 (sub) print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Played: 34 (4 as sub) Scored: 3-38 (0-30 frees) Sice, who turned 33 in November, made his inter-county debut in 2007 as a sub against Mayo and his final game for the Tribesmen looks like being last summer’s Connacht final defeat to Roscommon at Pearse Stadium. Gary is still involved with Corofin in their All-Ireland club championship campaign, which continues in a fortnight’s time against British champions Fulham Irish, and would be unavailable to Galway until their involvement in the competition concludes, but he has confirmed to management his decision to step back from the county game. Galway and Corofin forward Gary Sice has called time on his inter county career after 10 years in the maroon and white in which he won Connacht Championships in 2008 and 2016. Galway manager Kevin Walsh confirmed Sice’s decision yesterday after the county’s FBD League match with Mayo, which was postponed just after the scheduled throw-in due to a frozen pitch.last_img read more

Tailgate Market Season is Here Area farmers markets begin opening outdoors on Saturday

first_imgFranklin Farmers Tailgate Market: TBAHaywood’s Historic Farmers Market: April 15, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmJackson County Farmers Market: April 1, Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pmOriginal Waynesville Tailgate Market: May 6, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmSwain County Farmers Market: May 5, Fridays 9:00 am – 1:00 pm‘Whee Market: April 4, Tuesdays 4:00 – 7:00 pmFar West Regional Tailgate MarketsAndrews Farmers Market: TBABrasstown’s Farmers Market: April 26, Wednesdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pmCedar Valley Farmers Market: TBAGraham County Farmers Market: July 8, Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pmHayesville Evening Market: May 5, Fridays 2:00 – 6:00 pm High Country Regional Tailgate Markets Caldwell County Farmers Market: May 6, Saturdays 7:00 am – 1:00 pmHildebran Farmers Market: May 2, Tuesdays 8:00 am – 1:00 pmHistoric Marion Tailgate Market: TBALenoir Downtown Farmers Market: April 1, Wednesdays – Saturdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pmMorganton Farmers Market: May 3, Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmRutherford County Farmers Market: April 15, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmSawmills Farmers Market: May 2, Tuesdays 3:00 – 6:30 pmValdese Farmers Market: May 12, Wednesdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and Fridays 2:00 – 6:00 pmSouthern Mountains Regional TailgateColumbus Tailgate Market: April 8, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmFlat Rock Farmers Market: May 4, Thursdays 3:00 – 6:00 pmHenderson County Curb Market: Year-round; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 8:00 am – 2:00 pmHenderson County Tailgate Market: April 1, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmMills River Farmers Market: May 6, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmSaluda Tailgate Market: May 5, Fridays 4:30 – 6:30 pmTransylvania Farmers’ Market: April 1, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmTryon Tailgate Market: May 3, Wednesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Alleghany County Farmers’ Market: May 6, Saturdays 9:00 am – 1:00 pmAshe County Farmers Market: April 15, Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00 am – 1:00 pmAvery County Farmers Market: April 1, Thursdays 4:00 – 7:00 pmThe Parkway Farmers Market: May 1, Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pmSpruce Pine Farmers Market: TBA Near West Regional Tailgate Marketscenter_img Asheville City Market: April 1, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmAsheville City Market – South: April 5, Wednesdays 12:00 – 4:00 pmBlack Mountain Tailgate Market: May 6, Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pmEast Asheville Tailgate Market: May 5, Fridays 3:00 – 6:00 pmFrench Broad Food Co-op Wednesday Tailgate Market: April 19, Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 pmMadison County Farmers & Artisans Market: April 1, Saturdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pmNorth Asheville Tailgate Market: April 1, Saturdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pmOakley Farmers Market: May 4, Thursdays 3:30 – 6:30 pmRiver Arts District Farmers Market: May 3, Wednesdays 2:00 – 6:00 pmSundays on the Island: April 1, Sundays 12:00 –Weaverville Tailgate Market: April 12, Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:30 pmWest Asheville Tailgate Market: April 4, Tuesdays 3:30 – 6:30 pmWNC Farmers Market: Jan 1, Open Everyday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmYancey County Farmers Market: April 22, Saturdays 8:30 am – 12:30 pm  Foothills Regional Tailgate Markets Spring is here and the growing season is upon us! Tailgate tents are going up, and area farmers markets are opening outdoors for the season. Celebrate spring by getting a taste of what Appalachian Grown™ farms are growing. At early spring markets, find fresh greens, spring onions and asparagus; meats, cheeses, baked goods, value-added farm products like preserves, and a wide selection of plant starts. Produce offerings will differ from market to market based on the location of vendor farms—microclimates vary greatly in the region. But the season changes quickly, with new offerings sprouting up each week.Asheville City Market, one of the region’s vibrant farmers markets, is moving to a new, street-closed location in downtown Asheville. Starting on April 1, Asheville City Market will be open on North Market Street, between Woodfin Street and East Walnut Street, where shoppers can enjoy open-air shopping for goods offered by local farmers, craftspeople, bakers, and lots of new vendors.Find a list of other spring tailgate opening days below. For a complete list of the tailgate markets in the region, including their season start dates, visit ASAP’s online Local Food Guide atappalachiangrown.org. The 2017 print guide hits stands in mid-April.Central Mountains Regional Tailgate Marketslast_img read more


first_imgA touch of touch news… * Personal profiles of all members of the Mens, Womens and Mixed National Training Squad are currently being loaded onto the website. The Mens and Womens have been completed and the Mixed is in progress. Go to `Team Profiles’ and then follow the links for an entertaining read including favourite foods, pet hates and perfect days, just as a few examples of info found in the player profiles. Pictures of the players will be added following the next training camp. * A reminder to all accredited coaches, your accreditation is only recognised and active for four years! After this time you will need to fulfill the update requirements as detailed by the ATA. The cost of re-registration is $16.20, if you believe this is relevant to you, please begin this process immediately, we want all our coaches to be active and accredited! * Here’s an interesting fact for you all…the 62 people on tour for the recent Masters trip around South Africa, England and Jersey managed to bring home 1967 kilograms of luggage! Nearly 2 tonnes of luggage just from the tour! * Reports from the tour also indicate that the competition and standard of touch football in Europe is growing incredibly, looking good for future international competition. * Media watch stats are in for April to June and the results are rising again! Wagga Wagga deserve another mention for their incredible promotion and coverage of touch footy. Check out the website for the upcoming full story. * The UC Otters Touch Club (the University of Canberra) were the standout performers at the Eastern Uni Games, held in Wollongong recently. UC claimed both the Mens and Womens titles as well as finishing ninth in the mixed division. The UC Women recorded a 3-1 final win over Sydney Uni with Mel Ingram, Carlie McCall and Laura Fullerton all selected in the Merit team. For the UC Men it was back to back as they defended their 2003 title. Damian Prendergast scored a touchdown in the final 10 seconds to help UC record a 5-4 victory over Newcastle Uni. Damian Prendergast, Gav Dovey and Chris Tarlinton were all selected in the Merit team. Congratulations to all UC players and good luck at the Australian University Games, being held in Perth in September. * The nomination date for the WA Mixed Country team to play in the NSW State Cup has been extended until Friday, August 13. See the WA site for more info. * Victoria touch is looking for Men and Women who are over 30 years of age and are interested in playing the Australia Cup, being held in Melbourne from October 7-9. See Victoria Touch for details on the teams. * Touch in the ACT is growing with ACT Touch set to start their first ever winter junior competition tonight at Deakin. There are 16 teams in the 14 years and under and 18 years and under divisions. Good luck to all teams! * With the Sydney Champs well under way, take a look at the NSW Touch site for results, ladders, previews, reports and statistics. * ATA would like to reinforce the importance of drug education for touch players around Australia. NSW held training and information sessions for their State players last weekend and following recent the recent drug crisis in Olympic sport, it’s important that touch works hard to maintain a drug-free sport. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img