first_imgMen’s Tennis Player of the Week – Carlos Paton Canal, Lamar – Jr. – Puertollano, SpainIn his first match at No. 2 doubles since the opening weekend of the spring season, Canal and teammate Joshua Sundaram took down Oral Roberts’ Marcello Moreira and Andre Russo 6-1. ORU went on to claim the doubles point, but Canal gave Lamar a 3-2 advantage by overcoming a first-set loss to defeat Barnabas Koncz. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Mariella Minetti, Northwestern State – Fr. – Tampere, FinalndMinetti improved to 6-2 at top-line singles play this season with a pair of victories last week. She defeated Alcorn’s Alessandra Maganuco in straight sets and, after dropping the first set to Texas State’s Rishona Israel-Lewis, claimed the final two sets by a 6-3 margin. In the first match of the doubleheader with Prairie View A&M, Canal won at second-line doubles and singles to improve to 2-1 and 4-2, respectively. He made the move to the No. 1 position in the second match in both singles and doubles, winning his doubles match 6-2 alongside Nicolas Mayr. Canal’s singles match went unfinished with him up a set and leading 4-3 in the second frame. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Carlos Paton Canal and Northwestern State’s Mariella Minetti are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, respectively, the league announced Tuesday. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Teamed up with partner Patrycja Polanska, the duo handed Alcorn’s No. 1 doubles pair a 6-3 defeat on Friday and topped their Texas State counterparts 6-1, the first loss in match play by the Bobcats’ Chacadyah Israel-Lewis and Josefina Cassara.center_img Honorable Mention: Yada Vasupongchai, Central Arkansas; Bianca Vitale, Lamar; Sahaja Yamalapalli, Sam Houston St. Minetti came out on top of all four of her matches as the Demons blanked Alcorn and Texas State 7-0 on Friday and Saturday, respectively. NSU (5-3) wraps up non-conference play with a pair of home matches versus Southern Miss at 1 p.m. Friday and UTSA at 11 a.m. Sunday. Canal went a perfect 5-0 in both singles and doubles action last week, helping the Cardinals to a 2-1 record. LU dropped a tight 4-3 decision to Oral Roberts on Valentine’s Day but rebounded by sweeping a doubleheader against Prairie View A&M with scores of 7-0 and 4-0. The Cardinals (4-7) are idle this weekend and return to action on the road against UTRGV at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 26. Honorable Mention: Antoine Martin-Thiriat, Nicholls; Jonathan Sheehy, Abilene Christian; Kyohei Yamanaka, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.last_img read more

first_imgÁlex faces his third season in Cádiz, where he feels happy and eager to get promoted to First: “In Cádiz you live very well. Sports things are going very well … so as not to be here too long. There are eleven matchdays left and We want to play. We have been leaders all season, we have a good advantage … If we get promoted without playing it will be a happiness, but it can also happen that the League is annulled. We live to compete. I think the league will end behind closed doors, in my opinion. “ On the possibility of playing every two or three days, Álex is in favor: “It may be a beating, but in the end the templates are long … 25 players per team. There you will see the wardrobe. The big teams do it in the Champions League, so it can be our turn. “The player spoke of his arrival in Cádiz and what football means to those from Cádiz: “When I arrived in Cádiz, people knew me. The ‘brother of Nacho’. I am super proud to be his brother. Football is lived in Cádiz, it is a passion. Of all the places I’ve been, this is where football is most lived. I have become very hooked on what the club is, the people, and there is a connection with them. This stadium has something different. I have played on large fields … it is a stadium that any footballer would like to be in. For your Cadiz (referring to Carlos) do not worry that we go to First. I think I have many years left here. “ @ Cádiz_CF ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Image of the digital chat between Carlos Coello and Álex.@ Cádiz_CF Álex Fernández, a Cádiz player and Carlos Coello, a three-time world champion from Muaythai and born in the Andalusian city, held a digital talk yesterday in the section that opened the yellow team on its website, titled ‘Vis a Vis’. Carlos, who is in Thailand, began by narrating the situation that the country is experiencing with the coronavirus crisis: “In the town I am in there is no case, but to leave the house we have to wear a mask. There is a curfew, the gym is closed, and we do solo work to maintain ourselves. “ Álex gave his vision of how the return to work will be for the teams: “I think it will start behind closed doors. It would be a big risk putting 30,000, 40,000 people in a stadium. If there was a second wave it would be catastrophic. We have no idea what will happen or when. With all the people who are dying … to think about resuming the competition “.Carlos, who was caught in the coronavirus crisis in Thailand, stated that he was going to return to Cádiz before this happened: “I was preparing my return to Cádiz before this. I really wanted to fight in Cádiz to remove the thorn from the last defeat. That day my opponent was better than me. After that defeat came three more victories. “The footballer is an admirer of the fighter, whom he knows personally, and stated that he would like to try in the martial arts: “My wife does karate. When I retire I may go if she is excited, at home she teaches me some kata. I would like to practice it someday “.last_img read more

first_imgOne year laterAfricanised bees have taken up residence in the headteacher’s quarters at Abary Primary School, putting the lives of teaching staff and students at risk.A close-up shot of the bees at the schoolOn Wednesday, some parents contacted Guyana Times over the situation, which they say has been in existence for more than a year.Back in 2015 when the previous school year started, the bees were found and the situation was reported to regional authorities. However, since then no official from the Department of Education in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) has visited the school, situated up the Abary River and is considered one of the remote schools in the region.One parent, Ramchand Ramnarine has decided not to send his children to school since the new school term started for fear of harm from the bees which live just next to the school.“We report several times to the Regional Educational Department and the Regional Chairman and a couple weeks before school open we went to meet the REO (Regional Educational Officer) and when he understand we were there to see him, he get away. He didn’t want to speak to us.”According to Ramnarine, they first reported the dangerous situation in September 2015 and three other times before school year ended, then again shortly before schools reopened on Monday. He noted that on the last occasion, they reported the issue directly to the Regional Chairman.Meanwhile, a teacher Vanita Sukdeo says the bees in the headteacher’s quarters have prevented the school from having children involved in every aspect of the curriculum.“They cannot do any outdoor activity, so when they get their little recreation outside they can’t do that; they can’t even run, play or speak hard in the school because the noise will affect the bees and it is very dangerous for the children,” the concerned teacher related.Another teacher explained that they have also reported to regional officials about the need to look at the physical structure as well. She also mentioned the lack of the school boat service: “The Ministry of Education gave us a boat for the children to come to school but within a year the engine broke and we haven’t got any information about the boat and it is very difficult for the children to walk this long distance to get to school, and when they get to school they are so tired to commence their work.”In addition, when the parents took their concerns to the Regional Education Officer Owen Pollard last year, they also mentioned that the boat experiencing engine problems.According to the concerned parents, they were told then that the department did not have funds to repair the engine. They say they also provided a quotation for the repair which amounted to $200,000.Parents also claimed that during the rainy season, children would arrive at school and have to take a bath and change into fresh clothing before going to classrooms.In an invited comment, Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal told this newspaper that the parents met with him in August, informing him that they were not getting any assistance from the Education Department.Ramphal said he has since contacted the Regional Executive Officer, Ovid Morrison and related the concerns of the Abary residents.According to the Regional Chairman, on Monday he was told by Pollard that the department experienced no major problems as the new school year opened except for a few schools with a furniture shortage, suggesting that the Abary Primary had already been fixed.last_img read more

first_imgWhen we review our recipe for sustainable peace in Liberia, it is not absolute that we have moved in the right direction. That we have moved at all is a marvel given existing bottlenecks of non-ingredient that are readily available around the cooking pot for peace and security.As mentioned, the heart and soul of peace in Africa is tolerance and trust. Most scholars, experts and volunteer peace messengers for peace, transformation and conflict mediation would argue differently. It is our position that understanding the Liberian conflict and its aftermath is essential as a recipe for sustainable peace and security. It is our belief that, to do this without compromising the process, there is a need for engagement with young people as an important strategy.There would always be an eternal quest for youth. The only cohort that fails to recognize this essential recipe for peace is the young people. Therefore, it is critical, at this period of our development to engage young people in a meaningful manner as an involvement that supports.Liberia, like most countries with young population of over two million youth, would have to rely on young people even to elect its government officials. There is just no other option to the inclusion of young people. A sustainable peace and security in Liberia depends on young people. Their active participation in peacebuilding initiatives, systems, mechanisms and programmes is critical to the attainment of lasting peace and prosperity.At Messengers of Peace-Liberia, our peace programme incorporates the volunteering spirit of young people; their energy and support are basic ingredients that make our programme come to life. We also recognize that without the meaningful involvement and active participation of young people through access to basic information, supplies, funds and services, gains for sustainable peace and security would be eroded as young people would find other sources, such as activities that might lead to violence and insecurity, to address their basic needs. The risk posed by the non-involvement or tacit involvement of young people in peace and security matter is too high and should not be ignored.As mentioned during the official launch of UNSCR 2250, rallying government, non-government, international donor community and the private sector to support the inclusion of young people in peace and security initiative is an important strategy. Thus far, several organizations have made official commitments to implementing the UNSCR 2250 and we look forward to working with our key principal stakeholders. If you’re touched by the launch of the UNSCR 2250 last week and you would like to make contribution or commitment to #youth4peace, please do not hold back your inputs-join us and support the involvement of young people in peace and security. We hope that we can count on you. We need to unlock the peace knowledge of young people for their rapid involvement in peace and security matters.Until next week, when we continue our dialogue among Peace Messengers-What is your recipe for peace, it is Peace First, Peace above all else. May Peace prevail on earth!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPolice are continuing to investigate an incident of shots fired in Taylor.At approximately 5:30am on the morning of September 20th, shots were fired into a home in the community. When police arrived at the scene, they discovered that bullets had entered through the front window and became embedded in a back wall of the home. Several occupants were in the home at the time of the shooting, but no one was injured.- Advertisement -Constable Passarell of the Fort St. John RCMP says the incident bears some of the markers of gang violence, but it’s still to early in the investigation to determine if this incident was gang-related. [asset|aid=316|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=dcd601fa67034ecebc063dfa8572dad5-Passarell-Shots_1_Pub.mp3] Forensic Identification has seized evidence from the scene, but the gauge of the firearm has not yet been determined.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgCarlo Cudicini believes former club Tottenham’s current No.1 Hugo Lloris is the prime candidate to take over from David De Gea at Manchester United.The Spaniard is widely expected to return to Madrid with Real, having played for Atletico prior to moving to Old Trafford, in order to be closer to his family.And former Spurs stopper Cudicini says, although there are other choices, Lloris is the obvious man to replace the 24-year-old, after Petr Cech completed his move to Arsenal on Monday.“There are rumours about Hugo Lloris going there,” the Italian told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“Obviously, Manchester United are a top club and top clubs want a top goalkeeper and Hugo is definitely up there.“It is tough, I would actually have expected Manchester United to be in the running to get Petr Cech as well.“It is not easy and, because it is such an important position, you want to be sure. You want to make sure whoever you take is going to be there and perform for your team.“I think Hugo Lloris could do that. Asmir Begovic is another goalkeeper that has performed very well in the past four or five seasons in the Premier League and you can place a bet on him as well.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre SANTA CLARITA – More than 1,000 people got flu shots on the go Friday at a drive-through clinic held at two College of the Canyons parking lots. “I think this is the most fabulous setup I have ever seen,” said makeup artist Doris Milek as she waited her turn sitting in a pickup truck. Drivers entered one parking lot and received flu-shot information and a registration form, on which they listed personal information and any allergies. Then they made their way to a second parking lot with six stations distributing free injections. Milek, 63, of Valencia estimated that it took her five minutes to get to the front of the line. “This is so cool,” she said as she got her shot. The clinic, a joint effort of the College of the Canyons, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the city of Santa Clarita and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire departments, is used as a mass immunization drill. “This event proves we need to partner with cities to carry out public health mass vaccinations or, in the event of an anthrax attack, to pass out medication to people,” said Deborah Davenport, director of community health services for the county Department of Public Health. Friday’s final tally: 731 vehicles, including three motorcycles, and 1,073 shots – 900 adults and 173 children. A similar clinic at Moorpark College on Friday served hundreds of people. center_img Last year’s Santa Clarita clinic gave out 839 shots, said John McElwain, a College of the Canyons spokesman. At Station No. 2, nursing students Julie Deruso and Carolyn Churchfield gave out shots supervised by College of the Canyons nursing instructor Sylvia Duncan and a registered nurse from the county. “We get to see people from the community we know. My mom and dad came by earlier,” Churchfield, 22, of Castaic said, noting she got to give her father a shot. Sue Skorniakoff and her 19-year-old daughter, Amanda, got their vaccine without getting out of their Mercedes-Benz. “We thought we would give it a shot,” the Valencia homemaker said.160Want 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_img James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond are back in the England Under-21 squad 1 James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond have returned to the England Under-21s for a training camp ahead of Euro 2017.The Southampton pair earned their first senior caps against Germany in March and June’s tournament in Poland will be their last appearances for the Young Lions before they become too old.Manchester City’s Patrick Roberts, who has spent this season on loan at Celtic, has been handed a first call-up while Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford is also in.But Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has been included in the senior squad and is now not expected to travel to Poland with the Young Lions.“We’re really looking forward to seeing everybody again and things will start to crank up a notch,” boss Aidy Boothroyd told thefa.com.“It’s good to get them all back in together, get re-focused and make sure we’re prepared properly for the Euros.“We’ve got players at different stages, we have lads who have played 40-game seasons who will need a different sort of conditioning to the guys who have played nine or 10 games.“And we have players who have been coming off the bench and playing bit-parts for their teams and players who have played in different leagues as well, so we have a real mix in terms of fitness levels.”The five-day meet next week will start the countdown for the tournament opener against Sweden on June 16 while England also face Poland and Slovakia in Group A.UEFA’s deadline for countries to name their final 23-man squad is June 6.Boothroyd added: “We only have The Emirates FA Cup Final, the Championship Play-Off and the Scottish Cup Final to get through so fingers crossed we will get everybody unscathed and we can have a really good training camp.“I’ll be looking for as much information as I can gather about where everybody’s at and then I’ll pick the squad.“But there’s a lot of good players here so it’s going to be very difficult to leave players out.”The preliminary England squad, in full, can be seen below:Goalkeepers: Gunn (Manchester City), Mitchell (Derby), Pickford (Sunderland), Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday)Defenders: Chambers (Arsenal), Chilwell (Leicester), Hause (Wolves), Holding (Arsenal), Holgate (Everton), Iorfa (Wolves), Mawson (Swansea), McQueen (Southampton), Stephens (Southampton), Targett (Southampton)Midfielders: Baker (Chelsea), Chalobah (Chelsea), Grealish (Aston Villa), Hughes (Derby), Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Swift (Reading), Ward-Prowse (Southampton)Forwards: Abraham (Chelsea), Brown (Huddersfield on loan from Chelsea), Gray (Leicester), Murphy (Norwich), Redmond (Southampton), Roberts (Manchester City), Woodrow (Fulham).last_img read more

first_imgTirconnaill RFC 0 LetterkennyRFC 2nd XV 52The scoreline suggests that this was a very one sided game, but in fact it was an even game played in excellent sunny conditions, but with Letterkenny showing their rugby experience when it mattered, i.e. near the try line. The match started with one of the quickest tries of the season, or any other season.So quick that half of the Letterkenny players didn’t know about it, suffice to say that Gordon Grier used his pace to score a try in the corner, which Tony McBride failed to convert.With this great start the home team were knocked back but they began to drive forward in both rucks and mauls and showed why they have won their last two games. With both Baska & Doogan having driven forward in a series of mauls, pressure was on the Letterkenny men, but with a break by McRory, followed up by Deery, Grier again flew in over the line for an excellent try, converted by McBride.Further tries were scored by Daly, McNicholl and McBride before half time, all being converted by McBride Tirconnaill started the second half as if they were going to sweep Letterkenny into the nearby Atlantic, when good runs by Doogan Doherty and Curran took the play deep into the visitors half, but from a brilliant breakout by Gallagher, who has to be on the verge of 1st XV rugby, play once again came towards the Tirconnaill line, from the resultant ruck, No8 Karl Egan forced his way over for a well taken try, conversion failed by McBride.McBride was not to be beaten, and from a good break by Maxwell & Foy, Maxwell won the resultant lineout and McBride stepped his way over.A great breakout, headed by Ward & Reynolds resulted once again with pressure on the Letterkenny line, but inexperience let the home team down and the chance was lost. With time running out,a great run by Doherty followed up by Liam Fogarty led to McBride clinching his hat trick.All in all, a good win for Letterkenny, but Tirconnaill should not be disappointed, as with a bit more playing experience, a lot of those tries would be prevented, remembering most of the Letterkenny team have been playing for 6-8 yearsLetterkenny: J. McNicholl, G. Grier, S. Deery, C, Lawless, B. McRory, T. McBride, P. Daly, S.Patton D,Doherty, C. Runayne, B, Maxwell, R, O’Donnell(Capt), T. Gallagher, M. Foy, K. Egan. Subs P. Cassidy & J. FogartyTirconnaill: A. O’Collg, G, Gallagher, J.P. Baska, F, Sweeney, J. Doogan, K. Curran, M. Doherty, S. Doogan, D. McGee, C. O’Dea, C. Shovelin, D. Reynolds, P. Gallagher, R. Ward, J. Greene, E. Doogan, H. Boyle, C. Noyle RUGBY: LETTERKENNY PUNISH TIRCONNAILL was last modified: October 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Letterkenny RFCTIRCONNAILL RFClast_img read more