Vanderbilt Wins Inaugural Southland Bowling League Championship

first_img Sr. The Southland Bowling League was formed earlier this year and by the formalization as a league, the association can qualify for an NCAA automatic bid no later than the 2017 national championship. Until an automatic qualification is provided, Southland Bowling League members will be at-large candidates for the NCAA Championship. A second match was not necessary between Vanderbilt and Arkansas State in the championship round since the Commodores had not lost a match in the tournament. Championship Bracket | Championship Round Replay |  Photo GalleryHOUSTON, Texas – Third-seeded Vanderbilt won the 2015 Southland Bowling League title by defeating top-seeded Arkansas State, 4-2, in the championship match. The sixth-ranked Commodores were undefeated in the inaugural championship, going a perfect 4-0 over the two-day event. Stephanie Schwartz Torrie Decker So. Day Two Results Final Back Draw RoundNo. 1 Arkansas State 4, No. 5 Valparaiso 2(W240, L202, W218, L177, W192, W224) – (L126, W204, L138, W190, L136, L155) Arkansas State earned a 4-2 match victory in the back draw final this morning to advance into the championship round with the Commodores. The Red Wolves were tied at two games apiece with Valparaiso before taking the final two games of the match with scores of 192 and 224. The fifth-seeded Crusaders were eliminated from contention for the title after only scoring 136 and 155 in the final two games. Championship MVB Vanderbilt was outscored in the first two games of the championship match against the Red Wolves before storming back to claim the final four. Arkansas State won the first two stanzas 200-179 and 222-163 but only scored 157 in the third game, while the Commodores had a score of 206. In the fourth game Vanderbilt edged Arkansas State, 185 to 182, before both teams turned it up a notch in the final two games. The Commodores had scores of 224 and 207 to finish the match and clinch the title, while the Red Wolves tallied 200 and 201 points. Class Championship RoundNo. 3 Vanderbilt 4, No. 1 Arkansas State 2(L179, L163, W206, W185, W224, W207) – (W200, W222, L157, L182, L200, L201) Valparaiso Valparaiso Name Sr.            School Nicole Mosesso Sr. Stephen F. Austin Sadie Jasinski The Commodores and the Southland Bowling League teams will now wait for the NCAA championship eight-team selection that takes place this Wednesday at 3 p.m. CT on The NCAA Bowling Championship will be held April 9-11 in St. Louis, Mo. All-Tournament Team Fr. Sr. Giselle Poss Arkansas State Sarah Lokker Vanderbilt senior Nicole Mosesso earned most valuable bowler honors while Arkansas State senior Sarah Lokker, Valparaiso seniors Sadie Jasinski and Torrie Decker, Stephen F. Austin freshman Stephanie Schwartz, and Vanderbilt sophomore Giselle Poss were named to the all-tournament team. Vanderbilt           Vanderbiltlast_img read more

Manduca penalty hands APOEL a point in enthralling draw

first_imgBy Andreas VouA Gustavo Manduca penalty handed APOEL their first point of in Group F of the Champions League in an enthralling 1-1 draw against Ajax at the GSP Stadium on Tuesday night.The Cypriot champions had their fair share of chances to grab all three points but so did the Dutch champions and a point a piece was a justified result.Giorgos Donis surprisingly left Argentine playmaker Tomas De Vincenti out of the starting eleven, instead preferring to go with 34-year-old Manduca, one of the key players from APOEL’s famous 2011-2012 campaignSummer signing John Arne Riise, despite playing in APOEL’s last two league games was also left out as he was deemed unfit to make the squad. Marios Antoniades, who played the full 90 minutes against FC Barcelona replaced the Norwegian in the lineup.APOEL have demonstrated weaknesses on their defensive flanks in Champions League qualifying and were again guilty of some slack defending in the early parts.Dutch legend Johan Cruyff spoke before the game about the impact that APOEL’s atmosphere could cause for Ajax. However, the Cypriot fans were subdued at the start of the game due to Ajax’s blistering start.Frank de Boer’s side created a golden chance after just two minutes; Antoniades was guilty of affording far too much space on the wing for Davy Klaassen. The young Dutchman picked out the unmarked Kolbeinn Sigthorsson in the box but the striker screwed his shot wide.Ajax’s early pressure eventually told. Lucas Andersen was on hand to stroke home into an empty net on 27 minutes after APOEL keeper Urko Pardo had done well to deny the initial effort on goal, it was the first goal that the Cypriots had conceded at home this season.The goal gave APOEL the push they needed to attack. The subdued home faithful were soon in full voice just minutes later as APOEL were awarded a penalty for a hand ball by Ricardo van Rhijn.Manduca scored four goals in APOEL’s last Champions League campaign and stepped up to calmly convert the ball past Dutch international keeper Jasper Cillessen.And just three minutes before the break, APOEL came agonisingly close to going into the break with a 2-1 lead. Manduca raced in behind the Ajax defence before crossing towards Cillian Sheridan, but the Irishman was just inches away from getting a toe to it.APOEL’s best chance came just shy of the hour mark as Sheridan, unmarked on the edge of the six-yard box, headed past the post with the goal gaping.It was not to be Sheridan’s night as, shortly after, a long punt up field from Urko went through to the Irishman who was taken out by Cillessen. The referee deemed that it was not a clear goalscoring opportunity with Ajax having a covering defender racing towards the line.APOEL continued to force the issue with Mario Sergio having a good effort saved by Cillessen on 70 minutes but Ajax also came close to grabbing the win.Like Sheridan for APOEL, Sigthrsson simply could not find the net despite having a number of quality chances falling at his feet. And though APOEL will be left ruing those missed efforts by Sheridan, they will also leave grateful as Ajax spurned a gilt-edged chance in injury time – Thulani Serero nipped in front of the APOEL defenders after a mix-up but drilled his effort wide with the goal at his mercy.Though a draw may not be enough for APOEL to have a realistic chance of reaching the knock-out rounds, APOEL once again showed that they do not look out of place in Europe’s elite competition.last_img read more

Liberia Observes Int’l Drugs Day Today

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf by proclamation declared yesterday Sunday, June 26, as “International Drugs Day” and is to be observed today Monday, June 27, throughout the country as a working holiday. The proclamation calls on all citizens, government ministries, and agencies, as well as international organizations concerned, to join the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in executing appropriate programs befitting the occasion. According to a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will join the international community in the celebration of this year’s International Day Against Drug Abuse and its illicit trafficking under the theme: “Think Health Not Drugs.” Drug abuse and its illicit trafficking have posed major problems to the human race and millions of people worldwide continue to be affected directly and indirectly.The proclamation is in consonance with an Act of National Legislature, which was adopted in 1999, creating the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) with the authority to combat the importation, illicit trafficking and use of dangerous drugs. The observance of the day is intended to create awareness of the devastating effects of illicit drugs on individuals and families and to mobilize communities and other stakeholders against the use of such substances. On December 7, 1987, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted Resolution 42/112, which set aside the 26th day of June of each year as International Day Against Illicit Trafficking of Drugs and other Substances of Abuse to be celebrated worldwide. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

De’Aaron Fox returns in Philippine-inspired sneakers

first_imgLava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China The 21-year-old Fox, one of the most electrifying players in the league today, had team-highs of 19 points and eight assists in a 110-102 loss to the Hornets on the road.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominations LATEST STORIES Swipa’s back with a statement. The “Philippines” and Black/Black 08 Hyperdunks.— SLAM Kicks (@SLAMKicks) December 18, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4 Fox, who came back after missing 17 games due to a severe left ankle sprain, got himself going in the ‘Philippines’ colorway in the first quarter before rocking a black silhouette in the last three quarters. Pacers snap shorthanded Lakers’ road winning streak at 14center_img SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption ‘People evacuated on their own’ NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Photo taken from @SLAMKicks Twitter accountNBA star De’Aaron Fox has been wearing a lot of Kobe Bryant’s past signature sneakers on the court.He decided to switch it up this time, by lacing up in a couple of OG Nike Hyperdunks, one of which paid homage to the Philippines, in his return for the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

The symbolic lynching of sugar workers (Part 2)

first_imgDear Editor,What manner of people are we, to see the suffocation of our Guyanese brothers and sisters in the sugar industry as some of our writers and politicians exhale hot air in the form of words like praxis, uneconomical, impractical; and wax philosophical theorems while entire villages, communities and regions are economically choking — symbolically, metaphorically, and literally — with the unjust termination of sugar workers.Two terminated sugar workers have suffocated themselves so far, evidently collapsing under the weight of poverty, enabled by quote/unquote kith and kin, be it a Smith or a Singh in Guyanese parlance. How many more lives must be lost? How much more suffering must be endured by those whose livelihoods depend on the operations of the sugar industry before our Government acts in a righteous manner.While the sufferation continues, our Government has set aside US$18 million in a “funds account” for some logically inexplicable and indefensible reason, while two terminated sugar workers commit suicide due to absence of funds.Guyana — with billions of barrels of oil reserves, and recording the largest oil find in the last decade — has leadership that has seemingly opted for the destruction of villages and communities in the sugar industry under the rubric of the sugar industry not being economically viable, instead of leveraging our assets and considering the plight of the sugar workers.It is unfortunate that the administration does not think it fit and proper to be our brothers’ keeper and to create solidarity from our economic good fortune.A good parent does not neglect one child and favour another because each child has a different father, or because one child seems to be a better economic investment at a particular moment in time. Maybe Guyana’s seemingly new parent company, ExxonMobil Corporation, will show the heart needed to save the sugar industry by allowing for a fair Production Sharing Agreement.Guyana is on the verge of quadrupling its economic value twice over and then some; yet, this politically racist, callous and calculating policy to terminate sugar workers, destroy the sugar industry and the kith and kin in the communities seems to have the full support of those in power.Regards,Nigel Hindslast_img read more

“Grey Boy” in chains after being set free

first_img…claims society still profiling himBy Shemuel FanfairFour months after being discharged for the third time for the murder of political activist, Courtney Crum-Ewing, former accused Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues is not fully free; as he claims society is still profiling him, noting that business places are not offering him employment. In June, Rodrigues was finally freed from the March 2015 murder of the activist after city Magistrate Judy Latchman found that there was insufficient evidence to commit him to stand trial in the High Court.Regan “Grey Boy” Rodrigues hopes to be accepted by societyGuyana Times caught up with the former accused who indicated that the chains of him being incarcerated are following him around, saying on Wednesday that he is suffering employment discrimination, as workplaces are unwilling to hire him.“You know how long I looking for a wuk and can’t get a wuk. I got to be on the road on a night by dem club looking for lil taxi wuk just trying to survive,” he noted, indicating that he has been “stained”.He added that being a taxi operator has not yielded the returns he had hoped, especially with having to purchase petrol. Rodrigues said he wants to provide for his three children the honest way and prefers not to conduct any unlawful activities to get through in life. He noted that one of his children is not biological, but he took in the now 17-year-old after the boy’s mother died when he was just 12.Highlighting the many challenges that he faces, Rodrigues recalled the noted implausibility of swimming across the Demerara River in 15 minutes which investigators alleged he had done when they went looking for him.“Fifteen minutes in salt water without goggles… that’s madness,” he stressed.He said since coming out of prison, he discovered many of the items in his home missing, claiming that many of the items were sold to unknown persons. Rodrigues further expressed that if he had the finances, he would file legal action against the Police for bringing him before the court without sufficient evidence. In the meantime though, Rodrigues hopes he could meet with President Granger to tell him of the wrongs he feel were meted out to him.“Nobody don’t come and say hold a compensation but if I had money, I would sue the Guyana Police Force for charging a man where you ain’t have no evidence – no fingerprint at all but I will get me reward even if not from the President, from somebody because he (the President supposed to call me and say ‘Grey Boy, they put you through it, everything you spent for lawyers and being in prison – look back something’ but nobody cares,” he strongly noted.When Magistrate Latchman made her ruling in June, she had considered all of the facts presented to her and highlighted the evidence given by Crime Scene Analyst, Delicia Brown, whose submission to the court revealed that the .32 pistol and five .32 bullets found at the accused’s home was indeed the said gun used in the execution of Crum-Ewing.However, she had also stated that no actual evidence was presented to the court to prove that Rodrigues pulled the trigger, thus committing the heinous act, even though 14 witness statements alleged such. She also alluded to the facts that the oral statements given by Rodrigues during the course of the investigation did not implicate him in the killing, and as such he had no case to answer to.Back then, Rodrigues had burst into tears as he was being led back into the lock-ups, and screamed, “Freedom! Freedom!”Crum-Ewing was gunned down as he was urging residents of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, to cast their ballots in the May 2015 General elections. Months after, Rodrigues was arrested and charged with the murder but was freed in September 2016. The case was, however, opened by the Director of Public Prosecutions in April 2017 and the Magistrate disclosed two times after that a prima facie case could not be made out against the accused. He was recently charged for allegedly issuing death threats to Crum-Ewing’s mother, Donna Harcourt.Rodrigues however remains hopeful to be fully freed from the proverbial chains and gain the acceptance of society.last_img read more

Science Fair rescheduled for April

first_imgThe Science Fair Committee met after the strike announcement to determine a new date, which can’t be until April as Dawson Creek’s spring break occurs before Fort St. John’s. The event will still take place at North Peace Secondary School. Students can start setting up their projects in the gym on Monday, April 16th after 5:30 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

Blatter fights FIFA ban in marathon final appeal

first_img0Shares0000Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter (R) arrives for his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), seeking to overturn his suspension from football, on August 25, 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland © AFP / Alain GrosclaudeLausanne, Switzerland, Aug 24 – Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter fought to overturn his ban from football in a marathon, 14-hour appeal hearing on Thursday, in a long-shot bid at redemption after his career ended in disgrace.Blatter mounted his defence against the six-year FIFA suspension imposed over ethics violations at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which typically has the final word in major sport disputes. Engulfed by corruption scandals since May of last year and the target of a criminal investigation in his native Switzerland, the 80-year-old Blatter appeared upbeat after emerging from the courthouse well into the night.“It’s a long day,” Blatter said at 10:35 pm (2035 GMT). “I cannot give any prognosis how it will be decided.”He entered CAS shortly before 8:00 am wearing a dark navy suit and sporting some light stubble, telling reporters he remained “optimistic” and had confidence in the arbitrators. Michel Platini attends the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on August 25, 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland, to testify at Blatter’s appeal hearing © AFP / Alain GrosclaudeThe case that triggered Blatter’s downfall first emerged in September of last year, when Swiss prosecutors said they were investigating him over a suspect two million Swiss franc payment ($2 million, 1.8 million euros) he authorised in 2011 to his one-time heir apparent, Michel Platini. Blatter has insisted the payment was part of a legitimate oral contract, a claim that has been rejected in multiple hearings at FIFA’s in-house courts. World football’s former most powerful man said he would respect the CAS decision, which should be delivered within weeks. “I will accept the verdict,” Blatter said before the hearing.“I do hope it will be positive for me, but we are footballers. We learn to win but also we learn to lose,” he added. – Platini testifies –Platini, the former head of European football, was also sanctioned by FIFA over the funds. Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter is covered in fake dollar notes, thrown by a British comedian during a press conference in Zurich, in July 2015 © AFP/File / Fabrice CoffriniThe Frenchman lost his CAS appeal in a May verdict that likely diminishes Blatter’s hopes of victory.Speaking to reporters before giving evidence at Thursday’s closed-door hearing, Platini said Blatter’s fate may already be sealed. “I’m not sure if a decision hasn’t already been made,” he said, vowing to tell the truth about the infamous payment “for the umpteenth time.”Platini left CAS after testifying at around 4:30 pm, but made time for some mild mocking of Blatter’s stubble.“Mr. Blatter is a little tired. He has a beard, so I’ll send him a razor,” the ex-UEFA boss said. – Settling a debt? –Blatter restated his claim that he authorised the payment because FIFA owed Platini money.Platini had been hired by FIFA as a consultant from 1999 to 2002 and had apparently not received his full compensation.Former UEFA number two Gianni Infantino replaced Sepp Blatter as FIFA president in February © AFP/File / Alfredo Estrella“I am sure, at the end… that the panel will understand that the payment made to Platini was really a debt that we had” with him, Blatter said Thursday. “This is a principle: if you have debts you pay them.”FIFA’s ethics committee was not convinced by the explanation, banning both Blatter and Platini for eight years in December. Those suspensions were however cut to six years on appeal in February. CAS however judged FIFA’s sanctions against Platini “too severe” and trimmed his suspension to four years. That outcome would likely offer little comfort to the ageing Blatter, whose four-decade career as a football broker is likely over.Separate from the Platini case, Swiss prosecutors are also investigating Blatter over alleged mismanagement during his 17-year tenure as FIFA president. He was replaced in that job by fellow Swiss national and former UEFA number two Gianni Infantino in February. An investigation commissioned by Infantino’s administration also accused Blatter and two top deputies — Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner — of awarding themselves nearly $80 million worth of improper salary increases and bonuses during their final five years in office. Both Valcke and Kattner have been sacked by FIFA. Valcke is also the subject of a Swiss criminal probe. Blatter and Platini were the most prominent casualties during more than a year of unprecedented scandal that upended world football, but many others have fallen. Prosecutors in New York have indicted 40 football and sports marketing executives over allegedly receiving tens of millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Jobs: Popular Letterkenny supermarket now hiring

first_imgJob Vacancy: Spar Glencar, an award-winning store in Letterkenny, is currently recruiting for full-time and part-time deli assistants and shop assistants to join their hard-working, dynamic and friendly team.Management is seeking motivated individuals, preferably with experience in a similar role.Deli assistant requirements: Experience is preferable but not essential as full training will be givenHave a flair for food and have good presentation skills.Be customer orientatedBe flexible in regard to working various shift times, including weekends.Be qualified in HACCP and food safetyShop assistant role requirements: Experience is preferable but not essential as full training will be givenBe customer orientatedBe flexible in regard to working various shift times, including weekends.Unfortunately, these hours will not suit students as flexibility is a must 7 days a week.To apply, please forward your CV and state which role you are applying for to  Jobs: Popular Letterkenny supermarket now hiring was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:deli assistantletterkennypart time jobsSpar Glencarlast_img read more

Liverpool transfer BOOST! Full-back Caner Erkin could leave Inter Milan already!

first_imgLiverpool could rekindle their interest in Caner Erkin after it was revealed he could leave Inter Milan within weeks of joining them.The Merseyside club had expressed an interest in the left-back while he was at Fenerbahce but they appeared to have missed out on him when he chose to join Inter in June.However, Erkin’s agent Batur Altiparmark says his client could be about to move clubs for the second time this summer – and they have had offers from the Premier League already.Altiparmak told Sporx: “Caner could stay at Inter or he could go.“We currently have three options: he could stay at Inter and fight for his place. The second option is to stay in Italy or go to another European country. The third is going back to a Turkish team. Everything will be decided in 48 hours.“We haven’t met with any team in Turkey. We have three offers from Spain and England though, they came to us and to the club.” 1 Caner Erkin last_img read more