first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M Corpus Christi’s Thomas Rodrigues is the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by Rodrigues began the week with a thrilling 4-6, 6-3, 10-9 victory over Prairie View A&M’s Xavier Lawrence at the top slot in singles play. After the Islanders dropped the doubles point against UTRGV on Friday, Rodrigues provided a crucial point in singles, defeating Elliot Johnstone at the No. 4 flight (6-0, 6-2), to help propel Corpus Christi’s rally to win the dual match. The sophomore from Romorantin, France, also earned a 6-1 doubles victory with Kyohei Yamanka in the No. 3 doubles slot in the first match against the Panthers before moving to the No. 2 spot with William Mottet in the second match, winning 6-4. 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. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Thomas Rodrigues, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – So. – Romorantin, Francecenter_img Honorable Mention: Zachary Vander Heiden, UIW. The Islanders (8-1, 0-0 SLC) extended their win streak to eight matches following a pair of victories over Prairie View A&M on Thursday (6-1, 5-1) followed by a 4-3 win over UTRGV on Friday. Corpus Christi heads to the UL Lafayette Tournament this weekend, beginning competition at 9 a.m. CT.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI (AP):CONCACAF’s referee department will be reviewed following controversial decisions in the Gold Cup.”The foundation of our game is fair play, and we must take the required steps to reinforce the importance of this principle,” CONCACAF president Alfredo Hawit said yesterday.Panama and Costa Rica made requests to CONCACAF after each loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup knockout rounds with the help of a questionable penalty kick.Panama players posed with a banner after their semi-final loss, calling CONCACAF “corruptos ladrones” (corrupt thieves), and Panamanian federation president Pedro Chaluja said, “we feel that that game was fixed.”The next day, Hawit announced American that referee Mark Geiger admitted he had made mistakes in the match.last_img read more

first_imgLUCAS STREET, Barbados, (CMC):Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs conjured up a career-best six-wicket haul as Jamaica Scorpions thrashed ICC Americas by five wickets in their final Group B game of the Regional Super50 here yesterday.Opting to bowl first at the Windward Cricket Club in the east of the island, Scorpions ripped through the ICC Americas’ innings to send them tumbling for 133 off 31 overs.The 32-year-old Jacobs was the main architect of the ICC Americas demise, claiming six for 34 from his 10 overs as the development side collapsed from 89 for two in the 17th over, losing their last eight wickets for 44 runs.Opener Hamza Tariq top-scored with 32 and Alex Amsterdam hit 28, but they were the only two to pass 20.NEVER IN DOUBTIn reply, the game appeared open when Scorpions slid to 48 for three in the 10th over, but once Andre McCarthy entered to punch a run-a-ball 47, and Devon Thomas, an attacking 43, the result was never in doubt.Left-arm spinner Saad bin Zafar (2-29) and seamer Mohammed Ali Khan (2-32) picked up two wickets apiece.Scorpions ended their preliminary-round campaign with 28 points from six wins and two defeats while ICC Americas’ record was a sorry one, with a single win from their eight games.Any hopes of altering their fortunes were quickly dashed when they lost Kamau Leverock (14) and captain Nitish Kumar (1) cheaply with only 23 runs on the board in the eighth over.Left-hander Leverock was taken at the wicket off speedster Renard Leveridge in the fifth over while Kumar was bowled by left-armer Gavon Brown.However, Tariq and Amsterdam then counter-attacked in an entertaining stand of 66, which required only 54 deliveries.While opener Tariq belted three sixes in a 51-ball knock, Amsterdam faced 32 balls and counted five fours. The partnership was threatening when both fell in successive overs.Jacobs bowled Tariq in the 17th before off-spinner John Campbell bowled Amsterdam in the 18th.The innings then folded swiftly as Jacobs snared four of the last six wickets to fall.last_img read more

first_imgThe President of both the United Minibus Union (UMU) and the Market Vendors Union, Eon Andrews on Tuesday during an exclusive interview with the Guyana Times said he has great expectations from the newly elected Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine.Among the matters Andrews is seeking to iron out with the new Mayor who takes office in January 2019 are the removal of market vendors and bus parks.He said, “I am glad to know there is some fresh blood there and I also feel that there ought not to have been some people on the Council from the last Council. There should have been a wider sweep of those persons who are there. Other persons should have been brought in but they are there and one has to rememberPresident of the UMU and Market Vendors Union, Eon Andrewsthat it’s not gunna be easy for him (Narine) because the Council is run by Committees and he may have an idea and influence certain decisions…I hope that he is given the support”.In relation to the removal of the bus parks to facilitate the Stabroek Market Wharf vendors, Andrews noted, “We spoke with the City Works Committee that has to deal with that and take it to Statutory (Meeting) where he will be a part of the vote as it relates to the park but as it relates to the vendors the Union is going to write this new body”.The head of the Unions explained he intends to write the new leaders of the Council where amicable decisions can be made, with regards to the vendors.Andrews was keen to note that City Hall ought to put special attention on the vendors as the Town cannot run without their input. “You cannot manage the City without the input of those vendors and I mean genuine input not just having a crowd and people talking but more or less organized discussions,” he pointed out.The vendors at the Stabroek Market Wharf were officially removed from their vending areas on September 14, when City Constables followed orders to barricade the area, after a two weeks’ notice was served to them.The Public Infrastructure Ministry (MPI) has reportedly undertaken to rehabilitate the Stabroek Market Wharf, which has been in a deplorable state for many years.Several bus parks were relocated to facilitate upgrade works to accommodate the vendors, including the Route 42 (Grove/Diamond to Georgetown) Park. A number of other parks were later relocated to facilitate the same venture, specifically to alleviate the traffic congestion in the area.Bus drivers in the various operating zones have since been placed in different areas, but they have strongly condemned this development because of criminal activities and other inconveniences allegedly associated with those new areas.The Timehri (Route 42) minibus operators who were placed on High Street on numerous occasions decried the area as they are not only now being affected by flood but criminal activities. That park was allowed to move back to its original spot for the Christmas season.last_img read more

first_imgLA CANADA FLINTRIDGE – Florida’s stormy skies continue to threaten the liftoff of the Dawn spacecraft, two months after bad weather prompted NASA to postpone initial launch attempts. There is a 40 percent chance that scattered showers could prevent Thursday’s planned launch, said launch meteorologist Kathy Winters at a news conference Tuesday. Liftoff for the asteroid-bound mission was delayed 24 hours earlier this week when storms prevented crews from fueling the second stage of Dawn’s Delta II rocket. If the weather holds out, Dawn’s 29-minute launch window will open at 7:20 a.m. EDT. It could take as many as four hours after launch before ground crews hear back from the spacecraft about its status in space. Once successfully off the ground, the spacecraft will spend the next four years traveling to the dwarf planet Ceres and then to the asteroid Vesta. “Dawn will be the first mission to journey into and explore the heart of the asteroid belt, the first to orbit around two bodies and the first to visit a dwarf planet,” said Jim Adams, deputy director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Planetary Science Division. To do so, Dawn will use the longest solar array that NASA has ever used on a planetary mission, said Marc Rayman, a JPL systems engineer. That array, stretching longer than the distance from the pitcher’s mound to home plate, will power an ion propulsion system that until recently was the stuff of science fiction. “It really does create a cool blue glow like you see in the sci-fi movies,” Rayman said. Though the ion-propulsion system only produces about as much force as a piece of paper resting on your hand, taking four days to push the craft from 0 to 60 miles per hour, its “gentle, whisperlike thrust gradually builds up over time until we can achieve very high speed,” Rayman said. Dawn will travel 3 billion miles before its mission ends in July 2015, passing Mars along the way for a gravity boost. It’s final targets, Ceres and Vesta, are two starkly different worlds. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want 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 Morgan Amalfitano Aston Villa are in negotiations with former West Ham midfielder Morgan Amalfitano.The Frenchman is currently a free agent after leaving Upton Park via mutual consent back in October.Since then the 30-year-old has been on the hunt for a new club and Ligue 1 side Lille have offered him a deal.However, according to RMC, Aston Villa are now in talks with Amalfitano over a move to the Midlands.New manager Remi Garde is desperate to add to his squad and sees the former West Brom man as the ideal addition.Amalfitano is keen to get back on the pitch and a decision is expected by the end of the month. 1last_img read more

first_imgGareth Southgate has signed a new contract to remain as England manager until 2022, it has been confirmed.The 48-year-old has been rewarded for guiding the Three Lions to the World Cup semi-finals in Russia over the summer and will stay in charge through to the next World Cup in Qatar. Southgate has penned a new contract as England manager His assistant, Steve Holland, has also agreed a new deal with the Football Association for the same duration.Southgate said at a press conference on Thursday afternoon: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead the national team through the next two major tournaments.“The job remains an incredible privilege and a true honour. Experiencing at first-hand how the nation united behind the team this summer was something special and it will be great to see how far this young squad can go in the years to come.“I must acknowledge the hard work and commitment of my staff and the players over the last two years.“I have learned a great deal from them and their passion and professionalism in representing England has been an inspiration to my own work.“In particular, Steve Holland who I’m pleased to be continuing to work alongside through to 2022. I would also like to thank Martin (Glenn, FA chief executive), Dan Ashworth and the FA board for their support since my original appointment.”Former England Under-21 boss Southgate signed an initial four-year contract in 2016 after replacing Sam Allardyce, who lasted just 67 days in the job.England reached the last four in Russia in July – losing 2-1 to Croatia after extra-time before being beaten 2-0 by Belgium in the third-place play-off.It was the joint best World Cup performance by an England team on foreign soil.Chief executive Glenn said: “Securing Gareth on a longer-term contract was always a priority for us. He has performed remarkably well and has given everyone the belief that England can compete on a world stage again.“He is also a tremendous ambassador for the organisation, our development teams and the wider work of the FA, although his focus is rightly solely on helping the elite team.“We wish him all the best for the rest of the UEFA Nations League and UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying next year, which of course brings with it the exciting prospect of final-round matches at Wembley.”England face Croatia behind closed doors in Rijeka on October 12 in the Nations League.The World Cup finalists will complete a stadium ban after having a swastika on their pitch in 2015.Southgate’s side then travel to Seville to play Spain, who won 2-1 at Wembley in England’s first Nations League match last month.center_img 1last_img read more

first_imgThere has been a huge outpouring of grief following the tragic death of popular Termon man Danny Gallagher.Mr.Gallagher, 48, died when a tree fell on him while he was clearing an area close to his home in Doon Well yesterday just before understands that the well-known ESB employee’s brother was helping him with the clearing when the freak accident happened. Mr Gallagher’s brother tried to help but it is understood that the victim may have died at the scene.The emergency services including NowDoc rushed to the scene but it was too late.Mr Gallagher was a married father-of-five and was very popular in the local community. His children are aged between two and 19.It is understood that a post-mortem on the victim will not take place until tomorrow (MON) at Letterkenny General Hospital. There were dozens of callers to the family’s two storey house in Termon yesterday as people called to pay their respects to a man held in high esteem by all.One local said “People are finding this very hard to take. Danny was a rock in this community and he has been taken from his family and from us so quickly.“His family are devastated and everyone is trying their best to rally around him but everyone is just at a loss for words.”A full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident is expected to be carried out.A spokesman for Milford Gardai said they are treating the matter as a tragic accident. You can read our story from yesterday here: us on us on Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTERMON NUMBED BY TRAGIC DEATH OF POPULAR ESB MAN IN FREAK ACCIDENT was last modified: November 6th, 2011 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:Danny GallagherDoonwellESBTermonlast_img read more

first_imgMoville Gospel Choir, who have been singing regularly to packed congregations at St Pius X Church in their own hometown, are bringing their bright and invigorating brand of gospel music to Letterkenny this weekend.The Choir have been invited by Father Eamon Kelly to sing at evening Mass in St Eunan’s Cathedral this Saturday at 7.30pm. Choir Director Michael Fisher said the invite was a real honour which the choir were looking forward to.“We are delighted to have been asked by Father Kelly to sing this weekend in St Eunan’s and hope the parishioners enjoy our accompaniment to the Mass”     MOVILLE CHOIR INVITED TO SING AT CATHEDRAL was last modified: September 6th, 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:letterkennyMOville Gospel ChoirSt.Eunan’s Cathedrallast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Noting the description of the 6-foot-7-inch Lane matched those provided in two similar cases at the mall, deputies broadened their investigation. Another pickup truck identified in an indecent exposure case from Oct. 3 on the north side of the mall and a third truck used in a Sept. 28 case on the west side were linked when vehicles matching those descriptions were found at Lane’s home, sheriff’s Sgt. Howard Fairchild said. Investigators are seeking misdemeanor charges against Lane. He was released on a citation. VALENCIA – A Canyon Country man who sheriff’s investigators have linked to three incidents of indecent exposure at the Valencia Town Center has been arrested, officials said Thursday. David Andrew Lane, 38, was arrested Oct. 13 after sheriff’s deputies were summoned to a parking lot at the east end of the mall and found Lane sitting naked in his pickup truck, according to a sheriff’s report. Lane told deputies he was in the process of changing his clothes, but stopped for a few minutes to sit naked. He wore just shoes and socks. A husband and wife walking past Lane’s truck reported the incident and deputies arrived within moments to arrest him. 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