We start this week with our U12 teams. Penrith AFC U12 had a weekend off after their impressive start to the season, playing five and winning five. Our U11 team, Penrith Panthers have also had a good start currently sitting in 8th place. With being in a league with older teams than themselves, the Panthers hold a very respectable record, winning one, drawing two and losing two. On Sunday the first, they headed west to Keswick.
The played out an entertaining 4-4 draw with their hosts. Striker Reon Morrison grabbed a brace, with other goals coming from Callum Willis and Louis Gold. Our U14 teams, Penrith AFC Blues and Penrith AFC currently sit by side in the U14 league, 7th and 8th respectively. Both our sides met on Sunday, with Penrith AFC defeating the Blues 6-4. Gabriel Lee and Oliver Winspear for Penrith were instrumental as they guided their side to a narrow win, getting a brace each.
A full match report of this game will be available to read in the News & Star tomorrow (Wednesday 4th). If you think this was a high scoring game, these two teams actually drew 7-7 with each other two weeks previous!! Our Penrith AFC Blues team crashed out of the Tommy Hall Trophy on Sunday to the hands of Keswick. Our U16 Penrith team are going well in the League though, sitting 4th, winning two and losing two. They though narrowly lost against league leaders Castletown Rangers 3-1.
Striker Joe Usher getting the Blues goal.
SNOOP Dogg and the Kaiser Chiefs rocked Kendal Calling s main stage as the fantastic four-day festival drew to a close last night.
Around 25,000 music lovers of all ages packed into the Lowther Deer Park venue near Penrith for a weekend of rich entertainment which offered something for everyone. And it seemed almost every single one of those attending the 10th anniversary event had crowded round the main arena to catch a glimpse of Snoop Dogg. The American rapper performed a stunning set which had the crowd in raptures.
Less Than Jake
There had been a tragic start to the festival. One visitor died, several others needed hospital treatment and widespread warnings against drug use were issued by police and health experts after incidents on the opening night. Christian Pay, aged 18, from Millom was pronounced dead after being admitted to the Cumberland Infirmary.
A spokesperson from Kendal Calling said: We are deeply saddened that a male who attended Kendal Calling passed away at the Cumberland Infirmary this morning Friday. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and we are doing everything possible to support the police with their enquiries. But the show went on.
Indefatigable Manchester band James had headlined on Thursday evening. The Vaccines and The Levellers then thrilled the massive main stages crowds on Friday when Gaz Coombes, of Supergrass fame, was also in action. Fancy dress was the main theme for spectators on Saturday which meant everybody and everything from Scooby Doo and friends to a set of Tetris blocks getting in on the act.
Elbow brought that evening to a fantastic finale on the main stage, although many were spoiled for choice as British Sea Power and Public Service Broadcasting performed simultaneously nearby. A late change to the line-up saw Super Furry Animals replace Kodaline, who were forced to pull out due to the illness of a band member. But there were also some very special treats for those who ventured to more intimate areas of the picturesque site.
John Robb, of post punk group The Membranes, performed a secret gig in the Tim Peaks Diner on Saturday evening. This venue was created by Charlatans front man Tim Burgess, who could be seen throughout the weekend behind a counter packed with tea cups and tasty cakes. Even members of the Kaiser Chiefs popped in for a DJ set on Sunday before headlining on the final day.
And in the House Party tent on Saturday afternoon were Red Corner, a group of criminal barristers and a clerk from a Manchester-based legal chambers.
Their cover tracks included, inevitably perhaps, The Clash s I Fought the Law .
This morning staff were told 37 of the 95 full time equivalent editorial positions are going, with agricultural masthead The Land facing eight of those cuts once group roles are taken into account, with its editorial team to be relocated from western Sydney to central west NSW.
These cuts are pretty devastating, Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) CEO Paul Murphy told Mumbrella. We are expecting some further detailed information from the company today and we will be having discussions with them in the coming days.
Fairfax is almost halfway through an 18-month overhaul of its ACM business which will see new technology and training introduced for editorial and sales staff.
The changes will see the company introduce a new digital-first publishing system, new equipment and skills for journalists and sales staff, new ways of working and refreshed designs for the newspapers.
Titles which will be impacted are: The St George & Sutherland Shire Leader; the Campbelltown Macarthur Advertiser; Blue Mountains Gazette; Penrith City Gazette; Hawkesbury Gazette; Hawkesbury Courier; Hills News, Rouse Hill Courier; Liverpool City Champion; Fairfield City Champion; Parramatta-Holroyd Sun; Blacktown Sun; St Marys-Mt Druitt Star; Camden-Narellan Advertiser; Wollondilly Advertiser and South West Advertiser.
Right across ACM, we are investing to secure the future of local news by building a stronger, sustainable and modern media network to serve our suburban, regional and rural communities, director of ACM John Angilley said according to a report in the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader1.
Our journalists and our sales teams will work with new skills, capabilities and resources so they can continue to do what they do best create quality journalism and connect advertisers to our audience. Our mastheads must embrace change to ensure they remain the most trusted source of news and information for years to come in the communities we serve.
Under the proposal, the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader will be published once a week rather than twice a week and the free weekly South West Advertiser will be discontinued.
There s no lessening in Fairfax s commitment to providing coverage of our local communities.
We are better focusing our resources and strengthening our newspapers and websites for the future, Angilley said.
The proposal will see agricultural masthead The Land editorial team shifted from North Richmond to Orange in Central Western NSW.
The title already has journalists located at Dubbo, Tamworth, Wagga Wagga and the North Coast and will retain key reporters in Sydney.
Around 12.5-full time positions on the title will be slashed, with editorial staff numbers to reduced by about eight once new group roles are taken into account.
Business manager of ACM s Sydney operating group Sally White, previously editor of The Land, will oversee the restructure.
Our full focus and attention in the weeks ahead is consulting with our staff to ensure everyone fully understands the proposal and has the opportunity to give feedback, Angilley said.
No final decisions have been made.
The restructure follows on from 47 full-time jobs being cut from Fairfax s Illawarra and South Coast newspapers2 at the end of last month and a restructure for the company s regional titles in Victoria in March3.
Miranda Ward and Nic Christensen
July 9th, 2015 at 1:24 pm
- ^ St George & Sutherland Shire Leader (www.theleader.com.au)
- ^ 47 full-time jobs being cut from Fairfax s Illawarra and South Coast newspapers (mumbrella.com.au)
- ^ restructure for the company s regional titles in Victoria in March (mumbrella.com.au)