Hanson, Donna Named Men’s Outdoor Athletes of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas sophomore Alex Hanson and Southeastern Louisiana junior Brian Donna are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. This marks Southeastern’s fourth consecutive men’s outdoor field honor. Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Alex Hanson, Central Arkansas – So. – Thatcham, EnglandHanson put together an impressive well-rounded outing at the Little Rock Open, taking first in the 5,000m and second in the 400m. He posted a first-place time of 16:43.22 in the 5K and clocked 51.04 in the 400m for second place. Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Brian Donna, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – Nyack, N.Y.Donna became just the third Lion in program history to score 7,000 points in a decathlon, taking second with 7,030 points at the SFA Carl Kight Invitational. He broke his previous best by 937 points while setting personal bests in the javelin (193-05.5), pole vault (14-03.25), discus (125-01) and 100m (11.12 seconds). He took first in both the javelin and 110m hurdles. The 7,030-point tally ranks first in the Southland by 277 points and is 19th nationally this season. Honorable Mention: Tyler Smith, McNeese; Terrion Spivey, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Tre-Darius Carr, Northwestern State.center_img 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. The Bears next host the UCA Open on Friday and Saturday while the Lions host the Southeastern Strawberry Relays on Saturday. Honorable Mention: Bjoern Adden, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian.last_img read more

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Hunters trailing behind Blackhawks at break

first_imgIn the Intrust Super Cup round 23 clash, Hunters opened the scoreboard with an unconverted try from Adex Wera in the 8 minutes to lead 4-0.Twelve minutes later, the Blackhawks regrouped in a fast pace to capitalise into the Hunters zone with their first from Laybutt to level with Hunters, 4-4.With only 5 minutes on the clock, Laybutt slid through the Hunters defense for his second to extend the lead to 6-4 at half-time.last_img

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United, also for Berta

first_imgManchester United look at Wanda Metropolitano As the Big Brother Orwell, aware of everything. If interest in Saúl is a constant as Penny was to Desmond in Lost, two other names slide in the last hours also keys for Atlético today. The first is that of his most expensive signing in its history, João Félix, so trying to take advantage of the conjuncture that the coronavirus crisis may leave in football (making the signings of the great stars cheaper, for example; the Portuguese cost him Atlético 127 million ten months ago). The second, that of its sports director, Andrea Berta. Arrived at Atlético in 2012-13 is one of the key names in the club’s transfer policy along with Cholo Simeone, coach, and Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, CEO. Between the three they decide. Manchester United, at the moment of the break forced by the crisis of the COVID-19, fifth classified in the Premier, seeks a reconstruction process that seems to revolve around the rojiblanco. For months from England it has been pointed out that its flag footballer would be Saúl. But they seem not to settle for that and They also want the man who signs up at the Wanda Metropolitano. PSG’s failed attemptThree years ago, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) came close to taking the rojiblanco sports director to Paris. She had long been following in his footsteps and Sheikh Al-Khelaifi made him a dizzying proposal: a salary of 14 million. Berta even said goodbye to Atlético at a dinner at the Amazon restaurant but everything broke at the last moment and the Italian continued at Atlético. Now comes Manchester United. And look for a different ending to the story.last_img read more

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Tenorio says retired Helterbrand ‘hard to replace’

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ And with Helterbrand leaving the team, Tenorio will once again be entrusted with a bigger role as he, together with Caguioa, Joe Devance, and Sol Mercado, will all be looked at as the Gin Kings’ elder statesmen.Still, the Finals MVP of the recently-concluded 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup argued that no one can make up for the hole left by the 2009 PBA MVP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s hard to replace one Jayjay Helterbrand,” Tenorio said. “I don’t think someone in our team or in the future can replace what Jayjay has done and achieved for Ginebra. We won’t be here if not for him.”That doesn’t mean that Ginebra will just mope following Helterbrand’s retirement, with the team raring to get back to work for the upcoming season. Even Tenorio, who is coming off an arthroscopic procedure to remove bone spurs in his right elbow, is excited to get back to the grind as the Gin Kings gun to make up for their runner-up finish last season in the all-Filipino conference.“We all have mixed emotions with Jayjay gone. But with him retiring, it’s up to us to rebound this Philippine Cup. We’re all ready to continue what we’ve done this past season,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Adamson clinches 3rd spot, holds off UP It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith Jayjay Helterbrand hanging his sneakers for good, LA Tenorio knows that coming to Ginebra practices without Helterbrand will not be the same.“It’s going to be weird to see only Mark (Caguioa) in our practice and not Jayjay. We all know where he is in our practices, and with him gone, that place will feel empty,” Tenorio said.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Ngafuan: ‘I Am Running for President 2017’

first_imgAugustine Kpehe Ngafuan has never been this clear and direct about his political ambition since he resigned his post as Liberia’s Foreign Minister in October 2015. But in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer Tuesday, May 17, he declared: “I am running for President come 2017…” With this open pronouncement, everyone now formally knows where the former Foreign Minister, who was also Dean of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Cabinet, is now headed. For the last several months, he had been saying that his next plans would “be known soon,” after resigning from the Unity Party-led government last October 2015.“I have called you here today to announce that I am running for the Presidency come 2017. My decision stems from the fact that I possess all of the necessary qualities and capabilities to lead Liberia to prosperity,” Mr. Ngafuan stated. He told the Daily Observer that he had long stated before he resigned from government that in the coming general elections, he wouldn’t be “inactive,” without clarifying what he meant. People began to speculate that he intends to run for president or vice president or some other senior political office/position.He said most of today’s world leaders are people who had served their countries by managing their nations’ economies and or foreign policies. Mr. Ngafuan stated that he has served in both capacities with distinction. At the Liberian Cabinet level, he has sat down on both the immediate right and left hands of the President of Liberia. “I have sat with presidents in meetings, where very critical decisions are made for the world. During Ebola, when President Sirleaf grounded herself for seven months and decided not to leave Liberia, she sent me around the world to meet with world leaders, including President BarackObama. From those meetings, there were positive outcomes for Liberia,” he detailed.He served the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf government for 10 consecutive years in various capacities: first as Director of the Budget, then as Finance Minister and finally as Foreign Minister, before he resigned.Ngafuan, who managed the nation’s economy from 2008 to 2012, indicated that the economy would be the main focus during his presidency. According to him, by having a good economy, everything else will fall in line. During his tenure managing the nation’s finances, there were incremental sequences in the nation’s annual budget. As Minister of Finance, he successfully spearheaded Liberia’s march to the HIPC completion point, paving the way for full relief of Liberia’s external debt of nearly US$5 billion.The 46 year-old ‘Ngaf’, as he is affectionately called by his peers, is also credited for making the government’s budget process a truly public process; taking the budget to the people by ensuring openness and transparency, refusing to shroud its review in secrecy.He presided over the development and passage of Liberia’s Public Financial Management Law, the first in Liberia’s history, and the adoption for the first time, of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), which seeks to ensure timely public publication of government’s financial statements and the automation of its financial management systems. On the revenue side, Mr. Ngafuan introduced the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) system, which financial experts say has brought efficiency and improvement in government’s controls at major custom collectorates.Among many other reforms, in July 2011, he introduced the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS), and the rollout in 2008 of a Direct Deposit Payment scheme. As an IT system, IFMIS has automated the entire budget process, drastically cutting back on mounting transaction time and related costs, while embedding in the system basic controls to facilitate timely reporting and audits. The Direct Deposit Payment scheme for its part has helped curb the longstanding problem of “ghost names” on government payrolls, and facilitated the access to loans by civil servants to build houses and acquire other assets using their deposit accounts as collaterals.Mr. Ngafuan, in his capacity as Governor of Liberia at the African Development Bank, was one of three African Finance Ministers selected by the Bank’s former president Donald Kaberuka to participate in consultative meetings for the 12th Replenishment of Resources of the African Development Fund (AFD-12). He was criticized for resigning from his Foreign Ministerial position on foreign soil, especially at the time when he and the President were attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York. His response has been once the President had addressed the UNGA, his job was basically over, and that the President had accepted his resignation in “good faith.”Some also linked him to alleged mismanagement of the Japanese Fund at the Foreign Ministry, but he has neither been called in for questioning nor indicted in connection with the fund.“I left government as a clean man. When I managed the nation’s economy and as Foreign Minister, I drew a line between my salary and nation’s coffers and other funds; I will do the same during the Ngafuan Presidency,” he assured.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Tapha Manneh: Striker Jackson Performing up to Expectation

first_imgLISCR FC striker Christopher Jackson celebrates one of his goals, an act that signaled the birth of his first child (Photo Credit: T Kla Wesley) LISCR FC striker Christopher Jackson is performing up to expectation, as compared to phase one of the league season, team Coach Tapha Manneh has said.In an interview with this paper, Coach Manneh said striker Jackson’s performance in the second half of the season is much better than during the first.According to the 52 year-old, his striker found it difficult during the earlier stages of the league due to his playing position on the pitch. As a point striker for the team, Jackson netted four league goals out of 11 appearances.Following the climax of first half of the league, Jackson, 20, in an exclusive interview with Daily Observer, expressed disappointment with his performance, adding that he was provided all necessary support from his teammates as the point man, but did not utilize the opportunities.But there has been a difference since the start of phase two.According to Coach Manneh, who has guided his team to this year’s FA Cup final, striker Jackson was given a chance to play from the flanks, and has proven to be a better striker.“At first he found it difficult to score goals from right in front of goal, but now he has more space from the flanks that allows him to score more goals,” the Gambian tactician said.His late equalizer against FC Fassel helped his team to advance to the finals after teammate Robert Mensah scored the winner in the team’s 2-1 victory.He also converted a penalty in the team’s previous league game against Invincible Eleven that extended its unbeaten league run of 21 matches.Recently, the striker was called up by national team head coach James Debbeh for the Lone Stars friendly against Sierra Leone, where he scored the lone goal to defeat the Leone Stars. He also netted the only goal when Liberia defeated Mauritania in its away fixture of the 2018 CHAN qualifiers.The 20-year old striker has so far scored 12 goals in all competitions for his club and two for the national team this season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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On-loan defender set for first-team role at Man City next season

first_imgNew Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will reintegrate defender Jason Denayer into the first team when he takes over this summer.Denayer, who is yet to make an appearance for City, has spent the last two seasons on loan, having failed to impress Manuel Pellegrini enough to make the step up to the senior squad.The centre-back is coming to the end of a loan stint with Galatasaray, where he has made 21 appearances and gained valuable Champions League experience.And, according to Turkish outlet Aktif Medya, Galatasaray have been told they will not be able to extend Denayer’s stay in Istanbul because Guardiola wants him back at the Etihad.Denayer joined City’s academy in 2013 having spent five years at the JMG Academy in Belgium and now Guardiola is prepared to chance his arm with the 20-year-old. 1 Jason Denayer (left): The on-loan Man City defender has made 21 appearances for Galatasaray this term last_img read more

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Recalling bygone era of simplicity, proximity

first_imgNEWHALL – You could call her “the walking woman” as she makes her way through Newhall on foot, reminiscing about the days when she could easily walk to the variety store, the bank and other businesses. Melba Fisher, 89, knows the territory like the back of her hand. She was raised in a wood cabin in Placerita Canyon and has lived since 1960 in her 8th Street home, where she and her husband raised four children. Now, she enjoys visits with relatives and spending time with her pet cat, Pretty Kitty, who curled around the pillars of a glass coffee table as she talked with a recent visitor. Local history books illustrate the hard work that Fisher and her 11 siblings had to do to keep their homestead running and the family fed. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card She herded turkeys and stomped grapes when she was a girl and rode to school in her father’s Ford Model T. The children worked to build trails that are still being used in the canyon community and – when she can – Melba returns to the small, historic cabin, now part of the complex at the Placerita Nature Center. Visitors often marvel at how the tiny cabin was once home to 14 people. “Every chance I get, I visit,” she said. “I visualize all the fun we had. There were so many of us, we had our own ball games.” She remembers each of the children having their own sleeping areas in parts of the cabin that have since been torn down. And she laments the fact that she’s outlived a lot of her friends and family. “What advice would I give to young people? Have respect for the older ones,” she said, smiling. A competitive checkers player and amateur gardener, Fisher’s kitchen table has a checkerboard at the ready and her den is filled with musical instruments from her days entertaining friends at the nearby senior center. She used to play tambourine and maracas with the Cool Cats, a touring musical group sponsored by the nature center, but even though her touring days may be waning, the music is still in her heart. Part of Fisher’s morning routine is reading the newspaper. “So I can find out what’s going on in the world,” she said enthusiastically. “I really look forward to that newspaper every day.” After reading her newspapers and from a variety of books – her coffee table held copies of local magazines and Zane Grey novels – Fisher walks down the hill to the senior center to socialize with her friends over lunch. “I like to read pretty much anything,” she said. “Mostly I like to read about the old times, the days of horse and buggy, like we used to ride when my dad brought us in to town.” Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com 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

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THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND IN MOVILLE!

first_imgThe real Bob Dylan salutes Moville!Like rolling stones and complete unknowns, they arrived on the shores of a Co Donegal lough this weekend for what has become one of the biggest Bob Dylan Festivals in Europe.Eight years ago Moville man Gerry McLaughlin had an idea of hosting a festival in honour of the legendary musician.And over the past four days, hundreds of visitors have come from across the world to see Bob Dylan tribute acts strut their stuff on the shores of Lough Foyle. Gerry, who is originally from Scotland, said the past few days have been exhausting but wonderful at the same time.“There are so many little things that you have to think of but you can’t complain because so many people get involved.“This is the eight festival and without doubt, has been the most successful to date.“I am just about ready to sit down and have a drink and listen to some of the music,” he said. Gerry got the idea for the Stuck Inside of Moville Festival from local teacher Paddy McLaughlin, who has seen Dylan play more than 40 times.Paddy’s love of Dylan has turned two different generations of people from Moville onto the songs of the American legend.“So I said “Why not have a Dylan festival here”. Word got out and I got a call from Dave Fanning’s producer who asked me to come on the show and we talked about Dylan and the DylanFest for about 7 minutes,” revealed festival organiser Gerry.His highlights from this year’s festival included Bobby Harrison’s ‘Bobby Does Dylan’ tribute act.The real Bob Dylan heard how good his doppelganger was and when he played Glasgow last November, he invited Bobby Harrison around to his hotel for a chat. “Bobby was fantastic but all of the other acts were superb as well including Al Diesan and Riacardo DeLussu, who both come from Sardinia.The journey to play the Dylanfest in Moville, which boasts a population of 1,500 people, has been nothing short of a labour of love for DeLussu in particular.He had to take three separate planes during which he lost his luggage, some of his musical equipment including his harmonica.“It still hasn’t arrived but that hasn’t stopped him putting in some amazing performances,” said Gerry McLaughlin last night. The only bad complaint was a good complaint in that some couldn’t get accommodation in the Inishowen town over the weekend.Everyone eventually found a bed to lay their heads in various towns around the peninsula.People like David Masterson, who traveled all the way from Cleveland especially for the four-day festival and insists there is simply nothing like it in the world.It’s the kind of visitor experience Failte Ireland executives only dream of.THE ANSWER IS BLOWING IN THE WIND IN MOVILLE! was last modified: August 24th, 2014 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:donegalDylanfestmovillelast_img read more

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WELL-KNOWN REFEREE TOGS OUT FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS

first_imgThe Chairman of Donegal South West Ógra and well known Donegal GAA referee Ian Daniel Molloy is to seek the Fianna Fáil nomination at his party selection convention on March 8th.Ian MolloyIan is to run in the six seater Glenties Electoral Area.In the pasted Molloy has served on the Ógra National Youth Committee for 18 months as a representative for 3rd level Universities and Institutes of Technology. From 2008-2009 he also served as Communications officer on the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Students Union.Molloy, who is 26 next month, would most likely be the youngest candidate to stand in the Glenties Electoral Area if he receives the nomination.The popular Glenties based referee who works for his father’s construction company, says he is hopeful of having a realistic chance of taking one of the six seats on May 23rd.  WELL-KNOWN REFEREE TOGS OUT FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS was last modified: February 1st, 2014 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:electionGlentiesIan Molloylast_img read more

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