Avans, Gray Voted Baseball Players of the Week

first_imgHitter of the Week: Drew Avans, Southeastern Louisiana – Sr. – OF – Alabaster, Ala.Avans rebounded from a slow start to the season with three multi-hit games as the Lions defeated Toledo, Tulane and took two of three games from New Orleans in their conference opener series last week. He posted a .474 weekly batting average and a .524 on base percentage. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Week Five Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana senior Drew Avans and Central Arkansas senior Tyler Gray are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. The Lions (11-6, 2-1 SLC) host Purdue tonight at 6 p.m. CT before heading to Biloxi, Miss., for a neutral site matchup with No. 19 Mississippi State at MGM Park at 6:35 p.m. Southeastern then travels to Beaumont, Texas, for a three-game conference series at Lamar, beginning Friday at 6 p.m. Honorable Mention: Gabriel Sequeria, Sam Houston State; Carlisle Koestler, Southeastern Louisiana. Honorable Mention: Jared Martin, Stephen F. Austin; Trey Ochoa, Sam Houston State.center_img Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas – Sr. – RHP – Fort Smith, Ark.Gray tied a program record by striking out 14 batters in just seven innings in UCA’s win over McNeese on the road. He allowed just three hits while the Cowboys hit just .136 against him. The Fort Smith, Ark., native now has 35 Ks in four games, ranking second in the conference. UCA (7-8, 1-2 SLC) hosts Southeast Missouri State tonight at 6 p.m. and tomorrow at 3 p.m. before hosting UIW for a three-game series starting Friday at 6 p.m. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Djokovic tops Nishikori for 8th US Open final

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The No. 6-seeded Djokovic missed last year’s tournament with an injured right elbow.He will face Juan Martin del Potro in Sunday’s final. Del Potro advanced when Rafael Nadal retired after the second set with a knee injury.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Woodley to defend title again after UFC boss ripped last win Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Kei Nishikori, of Japan, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)Novak Djokovic reached his eighth U.S. Open final by beating Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.Djokovic is bidding for his third title at Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam trophy overall.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIEScenter_img Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

PYJ Prepares for Victory in October

first_imgMr. Porte speaking in an exclusive interviewMany Liberians continue to limit or confine the political influence and activities of Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson (PYJ), who is also the political leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), to his native county. But this no longer seems to be the case as Johnson has appointed a very eloquent and articulate son of Montserrado County (specifically Croizerville), Togba R. Porte, to head his campaign team.The veteran union organizer, who has over 15 years of union organizing experience under his belt as an executive member (second in command) of the Healthcare Union of New York City, has been charged with the responsibility to ensure that the MDR, “a fast growing progressive political institution,” wins at the polls in October.Mr. Porte told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview that the 2017 elections is the ideal time for transformation in Liberia. “We need to create a better Liberia and a good atmosphere for the citizenry of this country. The leadership of this country owes it to them. And because we want to commit ourselves to this cause as a party, this is why the requisite people who will ensure that these things are done are being recruited by our political leader,” he said.“I come with a wealth of experience to this post and I think with my team we would do a very great job for the MDR, ensuring that we liberate our people from these leaders, who instead of serving our people continue to marginalize them.”He indicated that the entire country needs a total overhaul, including its infrastructure and institutions.Porte said many partisans and supporters of MDR know Senator PYJ as a man of his word and of principles, adding: “He is a man who does what he says and says what he does. Senator Jonson strongly believes that we need to make our people comfortable in their own country—and this is what we are endeavoring to do upon ascending to state power.”Porte said the MDR platform is built around the acronym: SHARE – Security, Health, Agriculture, Reconstruction and Education. “Included in our platform is all the solutions that this country needs to be transformed, and the MDR has committed itself to these,” he added.“I have known PYJ for over 20 years now but we only became close in the past six years and a half; and I have known him to be a very straightforward leader. He is the kind of leader that Liberians need currently. He is a man of his word and a straightforward person. This is why we are coming on board to ensure that his vision for this country is brought on the national scene.”The MDR campaign manager, who is the son of E. Julius Porte, Sr. of Croizerville—a cousin of the legendary constitutional analyst and pamphleteer, Albert Porte, noted that he and his team are now drawing up their strategies that will ensure that MDR is victorious at the polls, which is just under eight months away.“We will ensure that our party is victorious and we are employing all the requisite strategies to make it happen. We are good at organizing and we will use these skills to command victory,” he noted.He said the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration has failed the Liberian people and there is a need for a paradigm shift in the governance structure of Liberia. “Leaders need to be servants of the people and not masters. Leaders need to learn how to stick to their promises. We need to be serious in this country,” he said.After refuting claims that PYJ’s only stronghold is his native Nimba County, Porte used the occasion to disabuse every critic who feels that way by saying, “We attract our membership from all across the country. People are attracted to our political leaders from all fifteen counties of this country.”Meanwhile, Porte’s claim that Senator Johnson’s influence or political persuasions are not only restricted to Nimba County was clearly proven  in the 2011 general and presidential elections when he surprised the nation by accumulating the third highest votes in the presidential election—making headways for himself, particularly in Lofa, Bong, Margibi and Grand Bassa counties.PYJ was third behind Madam Sirleaf of the Unity Party and Winston Tubman of the CDC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Nabbed taxi driver remanded on illegal gun, ammo charge

first_imgPolice high-speed chaseDevon Porter of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, who was nabbed by Police during a high-speed chase, was on Friday hauled to the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to firearm and ammunition possession charges.Porter, who claimed he was a taxi driver, denied both charges when they were read to him by Magistrate Judy Latchman.The court heard that on August 9, 2018, while he was in the vicinity of Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, he had in his possession a .38 revolver without being a licensed firearm holder.The second charge alleged that on the same day he also had in his possession one live matching round.The prosecution informed of the court that the 38-year-old man was arrested after a high-speed chase with Police through the Charlestown, Georgetown area.According to Police, upon observing the “suspicious movements” of motor car PWW 149, the lawmen signalled the driver to stop the vehicle, but instead, the accused accelerated and ended up crashing into a lamp post in Lying Street, Charlestown.As Police approached the car, Porter was allegedly seen throwing the said firearm through the window into a nearby drain. The car accelerated and eventually crashed into a light pole.Porter was remanded to prison until September 7.last_img read more

Several seriously injured in Enmore accident

first_imgSeveral passengers of a minibus and a motor car were seriously injured following an accident on Thursday night on the Enmore Public Road, East Coast Demerara.This was confirmed by Traffic Chief Dion Moore Thursday night via telephone.The mangled vehicles involved in the accidentHowever, at the time that Guyana Times made contact with Moore, he had explained that he had not received a full report of what transpired.Nevertheless, this publication made contact with a few eyewitnesses who relayed that the accident occurred around 19:00h.According to information, the route 44 minibus involved in the accident was heading to Georgetown, allegedly at a fast rate, when it collided with the motor car travelling in the opposite direction.This resulted in both vehicles spinning many times before coming to a halt facing West.Owing to the impact, a woman was allegedly tossed out of the minibus through the windscreen onto the public road, several feet away.This newspaper was unable to ascertain the exact number of injured persons, who were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital for emergency treatment. However, several persons were said to be unconscious.There were no reported deaths up to press time.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Women’s Basketball Defeats Auburn, 83-82, in Final Gulf Coast Showcase Game

first_imgNegaard’s layup tied the game at 66-66 with 8:58 left in the game, but Auburn (3-4) countered with six consecutive points to lead 72-66. Freshman Sarah Beth Gueldner answered with her fourth three-pointer in the last two games. Rhine followed with a pair of free throws and Hittner made one of two free throws to pull even at 72-all with 3:53 left. Rhine made a layup to give the Bulldogs the lead briefly before Auburn briefly took it back with a three-point play. But Rhine made another layup, Rose made her own and Hittner knocked down her only three-pointer to quickly put Drake up six. ESTERO, Fla. – In a back-and-forth contest that featured 13 lead changes and 12 ties, the Drake University women’s basketball team erased an 11-point, third-quarter deficit to defeat Auburn, 83-82, Sunday afternoon in the team’s final Gulf Coast Showcase game at Hertz Arena. Next Game: Watch Live Sophomore Maggie Negaard scored a career-high 15 points, including seven in the 11-0 run that carried from the third quarter to the final quarter. Rhine had the other four points in the run. Kierra Collier also scored 15 points. Becca Hittner was the other Bulldog in double-figures with 10 points. Brenni Rose just missed with nine points and she added eight assists. Negaard dished out a career-high four assists. Drake outscored Auburn, 44-27, in the paint. The Tigers made 13 three-pointers with four by Alexander and seven by Lauren Hansen, who also finished with 24 points. The Bulldogs’ bench outscored the Tigers’ 27-14 as Monica Burich had four points and seven rebounds. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines ESPN3 Full Schedule Roster Story Linkscenter_img Waldorf 12/5/2019 – 11 AM Auburn then called timeout to set up its only play. The Tigers then missed two shots and after the final miss the ball went out of bounds as the game clock hit zero. However, the officials reviewed both possession and time left on the clock. They put 0.5 seconds back on the clock and determined it was Auburn’s basketball. On the inbounds pass, Hittner stole the basketball as the horn sounded for certain to secure the Bulldogs’ win. PDF Box Score The Tigers though responded with seven-straight points by Daisa Alexander, who finished with 24 points, to lead by one with 15 seconds left after she made two free throws. Drake called a timeout to set up a play from midcourt as Hittner missed a three but Rhine rebounded the miss and was fouled. She calmly knocked down both free throws. HTML Box Score Sara Rhine scored a team-high 22 points, none bigger than her two free throws with 7.8 seconds left in the game that gave Drake (6-2) the lead for good as it defeated an SEC school for the second-straight season. Following its final game in Florida, Drake returns to the Knapp Center Thursday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. against Waldorf University for the annual “Pack the Knapp” game hosted by The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University. The game is sold out and will feature several thousand local elementary and middle school students for a fun-filled school trip of Bulldogs’ basketball, educational and character development activities inside the Knapp. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Leading energy supplier needs Donegal sales rep

first_imgGo Power is a leading Energy Provider supplying Electricity to all Commercial and Industrial Customers throughout the island of Ireland. Go Power is a fully licensed company which began operations in April 2012 and is part of the LCC Group. The company prides itself on delivering the highest standard of customer service.Job Description:You will be responsible for obtaining new business and delivering on agreed sales volumes set for your geographical area. You will work with the Go Power team to further establish the Company in the ROI market for the supply of electricity to Commercial users. Job Objectives:Achieve agreed Business plan for your areaDevelop a database of all potential industrial and commercial customers within your areaGather market information within your designated area Develop a presence as the dedicated account manager for Go Power in your areaImplement the most cost effective methods of approaching new customers including ; customer face-to-face meetings, communicating by phone and by e-mailDeliver on the sales volumes agreed for the annual business plan for year 2016/ 2017 and beyondDeliver Excellent Customer ServiceEnsure prospective and existing customers receive a professional and transparent sales experience from contact with Go Power Resolve customer enquiries efficiently and effectively in a professional manner. Where unable to, draw on the assistance of the Go Power team’s knowledge and expertiseContinually review customer feedback with colleagues and superiors to improve customer satisfaction and loyaltyAdministrationEnsure customer information is correctly obtained and safely stored within the company CRM systemComplete all company sales reports on a weekly and monthly basisComplete all sales transactions, contracts and associated paperwork as agreed with customer and in conjuction with Go Power Terms and ConditionsMonitor customer accounts to ensure compliance with agreed contract supply terms ie. Price and Payment Terms HSACommit to always working in a safe manner, adhearing to all applicable Health & Safety regulations, policies and procedures of Go Power.GeneralUndertake any duties assigned by your supervisor/ manager which are consistent with the job holders expertise and skills.Education – Graduate LevelSalary + Benefits• Attractive starting salary (Depending on experience higher salary range may be offered)• Salary reviews will also be undertaken after probationary period (six months probationary period will apply)• Employees can make full use of company vehicles during the work day for meetings with clients and sales calls• Full Training in the Job Role will be provided to ensure full understanding of the role and the regulated market Go Power operate withinSuccessful candidates must have:• Full Clean Driving License• Ability to work on their own initiative• Excellent Time Management Skills• Ability to develop strong business partnerships• The willingness to contribute and support team efforts in achieveing results• Positive ‘can do’ attitude with high levels of enthusiasm, commitment and motivation• The desire to exceed goals and objectives set out by Go PowerLocation – DonegalPlease forward your CV to laura@gopower.energywww.gopower.ieJob Vacancy: Leading energy supplier needs Donegal sales rep was last modified: October 17th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Entebbe host high flying Wakiso as FUFA Big League resumes

first_imgWakiso Giants are still unbeaten in the FUFA Big League this season (Photo by Wakiso Media)FUFA Big League 2018/19Thursday, 03-01-2019 Elgon Group:-Entebbe Vs Wakiso Giants – Betway Muteesa II Wankulukuku Stadium-Light S.S Vs UPDF – Amuria High School play ground-Nebbi Central Vs Kyetume – Nebbi Play ground-Doves All Stars Vs Bukedea Town Council – Green Light Stadium, AruaRwenzori Group:-Kitara Vs Ntinda United – Kigaya play-ground, Hoima-Bumate United Vs Kira United – Christ High School play-ground, Bundibungyo-Kiboga Young Vs Dove – Bamusussuta SS Play-ground, Kiboga-Kansai Plascon Vs Proline – Bishops S.S play-ground, MukonoThe FUFA Big League will resume on Thursday afternoon with 8 games played across the country.At Wankulukuku, Elgon Group Leaders Wakiso Giants will be away to struggling Entebbe United.The game pits two very experienced coaches in the game with Ibrahim Kirya in Wakiso’s dug-out while Allan Kabonge will be hos opposite number.Kirya who has been coaching in the top tier accepted the down grade into the Big League this season while Kabonge has over and over again master-minded promotions to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.However, things are not looking good for Kabonge this time round as he has managed only one win so far this season.On the contrast, Kirya is ridding high at the moment as his Wakiso side are still unbeaten after 9 games.What the two are saying before the game:Ibrahim Kirya.“We expect a tough tie against a side that tasted premier league football last season.“Despite that, our target before every game is to win and we shall strive to pick all points.Allan Kabonge.“It will not be a matter of life or death.“It is an ordinary match that we have prepared for well like the rest of the games we have played.“We shall approach the game very cautiously because we need maximum points.Wakiso who are currently leading the standings in the Elgon Group will have star-defender, Hassan Wasswa Dazo return after serving a one match suspension. However, they are still without Isaac Ntege who has just returned to training.In the other Elgon Group matches, newly promoted Light S.S plays host Steven Bogere’s UPDF at the Amuria High School play ground.Other newcomers in the Big league, Nebbi Central face wounded Kyetume in the West Nile district of Nebbi.Meanwhile, Doves All Stars who are second on the log, a point behind Wakiso Giants hosts Bukedea Town Council at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.In the Rwenzori Group, Edward Golola’s coached Kitara FC face Ntinda United at the Kigaya play-ground in Hoima, Bumate United face Kira United at Christ High School play-ground in Bundibungyo.Rwenzori leaders Kiboga Young, a side coached by Felix Kawooya Ssekabuuza entertains Mark Twinamatisko’s Dove at the Bamusussuta SS Play-ground, Kiboga while second placed Proline visit Kansai Plascon at the Bishops S.S play-ground in Mukono.Comments Tags: Entebbe Unitedfufa big leagueWakiso Giantslast_img read more

Origin 150th: Time to Mock the Creationists

first_img51; With the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s Origin just around the corner (Nov. 24th), Evangelist Ray Comfort and actor Kirk Cameron and volunteers are invading some 50 universities today to hand out free copies of Darwin’s magnum opus.  These, however, are spiked with a critical introduction that criticizes evolutionary theory and presents the Christian gospel.  Amanda Gefter at New Scientist is trying to pre-empt the effort.  She wrote an editorial mocking Comfort and trying to make the messenger look ridiculous.  Typical words in her article: outdated, wrong, bizarre, pseudo-scientific, ignorance, laughable, bananas.  Cameron says, “All we want to do is propose the opposing and correct view.” The Origin into Schools Project website elaborates:A gracious man once said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”  However, it seems that some contemporary atheists don’t share such honorable convictions.  When they found out that I was writing an Introduction to this book, they threatened lawsuits, tried to organize themselves into gangs with the intent of tearing the Introduction out of the book, and have even talked about book burnings.The site also cites Darwin’s own words from his Introduction to the Origin: “A fair result can be obtained only by fully stating and balancing the facts and arguments on both sides of each question.”  Richard Dawkins allegedly told students to rip out Comfort’s introduction.  Comfort responded, “It seems very strange that Professor Dawkins would say that my Introduction didn’t worry him at all, and in the next breath tell university students to rip it out.  If, I am, as he says, an ‘ignorant fool,’ then what I have written will be nothing but ignorance and foolishness.  So why is he so concerned?  I think the man protesteth too much.”You can read Amanda’s hot air if you want to (remember, she’s the one whose motive-mongering piece was pulled by New Scientist – see 02/26/2009, but two months later described her vertigo when she was slain in the spirit of Charlie, 04/11/2009).  Notice that something different happens here at Creation-Evolution Headlines.  We give you the original sources and quote extensively from the evolutionists’ best champions.  Then we set apart our editorializing which, though spicy and satirical sometimes, is directly related to things just said by the champions in the body of the article.  It critically examines their own specific statements and logic.  You can check it all for yourself.  Gefter, and her henchmen at New Scientist, by contrast, hand you predigested us-vs-them, either-or verdicts like this:As for the creationist Origin, I see no need to seriously worry about it.  The arguments in Comfort’s introduction are so outdated, wrong and at times downright bizarre that anyone with a half a brain will realize immediately that it is bogus; meanwhile, Darwin’s well-reasoned, evidence-based text that follows shines with added brilliance by comparison.We respect our intelligent readers too much to hand them such shallow rhetoric full of loaded words.  Here is a link to the Introduction Gefter swept into the trash, hoping you wouldn’t look at it: Introduction (PDF).  Go ahead and read it yourself and form your own opinion.  Gefter then appealed to authority by calling in the Darwin Dobermans, Eugenie Scott and Ken Miller, hoping you would fear them instead of forming your own opinion.    Our commentary should not be construed as an endorsement of Comfort or his approach, but his website at Living Waters is completely up-front, honest and open about what he is trying to do.  He certainly has the right in a free country to present his point of view with his ministry’s own money.  If you think some of his arguments are weak, you can judge for yourself.  Some of them might be strong.  Keep in mind that one strong, true argument can overcome a thousand volleys of mudslinging.  Our readers are intelligent enough to discern valid arguments on their own.    The Darwin Party already has complete control of the universities, the textbooks, the media, the courts and the government.  Why are they so paranoid about one man handing out free material that is 90% Charlie and 10% critical analysis?  Who is really going bananas here?  They retort and deride; we report so you can decide.(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Book brings Mandela’s quotes to life

first_img12 October 2010Nelson Mandela’s new book, Conversations with Myself, draws from the great man’s vast personal archive to offer an unprecedented insight into his remarkable life, giving readers access to the private man behind the public figure.“Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and iconic figures of our age,” the Nelson Mandela Foundation said in a statement ahead of Tuesday’s worldwide release of the book.“Now, after a lifetime of taking pen to paper to record thoughts and events, hardships and victories, he has opened his personal archive … from letters written in the darkest hours of Mandela’s 27 years of imprisonment to the draft of an unfinished sequel to Long Walk to Freedom.”Mandela’s personal archive spans 80 years, comprises many thousands of pages and includes diaries, letters, personal notes and audio recordings.“Here he is making notes and even doodling during meetings, or recording troubled dreams on the desk calendar of his cell on Robben Island; writing journals while on the run during the anti-apartheid struggles in the early 1960s, or conversing with friends in almost 70 hours of recorded conversations,” the foundation says.“An intimate journey from the first stirrings of his political conscience to his galvanizing role on the world stage, Conversations With Myself is a rare chance to spend time with Nelson Mandela the man, in his own voice: direct, clear, private.”Introduced with a foreword by US President Barack Obama, Conversations with Myself was published worldwide in 22 editions and 20 languages on 12 October 2010.Compiled by the Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory and Dialogue, the book allows for the first time unhindered insight into the human side of the icon.“In these pages he is neither an icon nor a saint,” the foundation says. “Here he is like you and me.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more