Honorable Mention: Nathan Jones, McNeese; Garett Cortez, UIW; Ryan Cleary, Abilene Christian; Grant O’Callaghan, Southeastern Louisiana. Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Micah Larkins, Northwestern State – Jr. – Princeton, La.Larkins ran the fastest 100m time in the nation (10.02) after running his season best time of 10.23, behind teammate Amir James’ time of 10.22 in the Texas Relays preliminaries. Larkins’ time is first in the NCAA East Region and leads the conference by 0.06 seconds. He also ran a leg in the 4x100m relay final that tallied the ninth-fastest time in the country (39.45) and fifth in the East Region. This time is also the third-fastest in school history and second all-time in the Southland Conference. Additionally, the NSU 4×1 relay leads the second-fastest team in the conference in the event by 0.26 seconds after its time at the Texas Relays. 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 Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Devin King, Southeastern Louisiana – Sr. – Kentwood, La.King broke his own school and the Southland Conference pole vault record after clearing 19-00.25 inches to take second place in the University Elite Division at the Texas Relays on Saturday. King became both the first Lion and first Southland vaulter to clear the 19-foot mark. He tied South Dakota’s Chris Nilsen at the height with Nilsen taking first in fewer attempts. They are tied for the best mark in the country this season. This marks the third straight men’s track award for the Demons and third consecutive field honor for the Lions. It is both Larkins’ and King’s second awards on the season. Honorable Mention: Hiram Morales, McNeese; Javon McCray, Lamar; Zhafear Ray, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian. FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State junior Micah Larkins and Southeastern Louisiana senior Devin King are both Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Athletes of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Northwestern State next heads to Nacogdoches, Texas, for the SFA Carl Kight Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Southeastern has an idle week before hosting the Strawberry Relays on Saturday, April 14.
The Chief Executive Officer of Shello Enterprise, Augustine Fayiah and House Speaker, Alex Tyler with many others over the weekend raised over L$180,000 for the construction of a Boys Town Market in lower Margibi County.The Shello Enterprise is in the business of providing health care and education services to the people of District #1 in Lower Margibi County and to the people of Liberia at large. Shello has a school that spans elementary thru junior high, as well as a 15-room clinic in the area. At the fundraiser held at the Salt and Light International Ministry, Mr. Fayiah made a contribution of L$100,000 and at the same time called on Liberians to engage in self-inventiveness, which he said is cardinal to the development of the district #1 and the country at large.He explained that Boys Town market women have been crying for the opportunity to support the building of a market hall in the district but lack of financial support has been the major problem.“I’m personally making a contribution of L$100,000 to ensure that our efforts toward the construction of the market hall remain intact. I have built an eleven classroom school for the people of this district and also a 15-bedroom ‘state of the art health center’ in this district,” Mr. Fayiah disclosed.Mr. Fayiah disclosed that he runs the Shello Memorial Elementary and Junior High School and the Shello Memorial Medical Center providing active services to the people.Mr. Fayiah said he is grateful to House Speaker Alex Tyler for gracing the occasion and making a contribution of L$50,000 to help with the project.“The women who are selling in the market are our mothers, sisters and relatives, who call for our support to ensure that they have a suitable business hall. We need to continue to engage in activities that promote development before calling on our international partners,” he stressed.Mr. Fayiah disclosed that he would be contesting in 2017 in the same district #1 and said he believes in seeking the welfare of the people.In remarks, House Speaker Alex Tyler urged the marketers and residents of the district to engage in positive initiatives that will help in the development of the country.According to Speaker Tyler, Liberians have complained about the lack of development without showing their contribution or engaging in actions that bring development.“Let me encourage everyone that if you take such a journey, others will join you in making or bringing this to reality. How long will we continue to beg, particularly calling on western countries to do all for us as a country?” Tyler wondered.The marketers expressed gratitude to the public for the huge turnout in contributing to the construction of market hall, particularly, Augustine Fayiah and Friends of Fayiah for undertaking the initiative to ensure that the fundraiser was successful.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 21 year old Sierra Leonean man was reportedly stabbed to death by a robber only identified as Red in a holdup attempt that went wrong Wednesday night in Nyuanpanton, near New Kru Town, Monrovia.An eye-witness told the Daily Observer that the victim was ordered by Red to empty his pockets. When Red approached the young Sierra Leonean to demand what was in his wallet and he refused, Red called out to three other friends who joined him in the attack.“He called out to his friends by the nicknames One Million, Pretty Jean and Blank Check who joined him in forcing the victim to turn his money over to them,” a neighbor said.When Red stabbed the victim, and found out that he had only LD200 on him, they realized what they had done was wrong, according to neighbors.They narrated that the victim had been struggling to make ends meet doing “a little selling business” and his death was unfortunate.“The young man was only about 21 years,” another neighbor said, adding that “his death makes it five the number of young people in the community who have been killed by knife wielding robbers since the beginning of 2016.” When the victim’s fellow Sierra Leoneans heard about his death, a group of them, armed with anything they could use as weapons, rushed to Nyuanpanton to search for anyone connected to the young man’s death, residents told the Daily Observer.“His friends came to our community in search of those involved in the boy’s death and when they located Red and his friends’ zinc house they began to break it down.“Later the police were informed sent out several officers, including PSU who came to calm the situation down,” an eyewitness said. Meanwhile, Police officers have arrested one of the four attackers named One Million and detained him at the New Kru Town Depot, while investigations continued yesterday.The body of the victim was deposited at the Redemption Hospital morgue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
West Ham have been boosted by news that Michail Antonio has signed a new contract to commit his future to the Hammers until 2020.The promising winger arrived last summer from Nottingham Forest for £7million and, after initially being little more than a squad player, featured regularly for Slaven Bilic’s first team.The 26-year-old had originally signed until 2019, but his new terms are expected to reflect his increased importance to the Premier League club.“I am delighted to have signed a new contract,” Antonio told West Ham’s official website.“I am happy that the manager and the chairman have showed their belief in me to give me a new deal.“I have always believed in my own ability and when I am given the opportunity I will take it and hopefully I have showed that.“I had to be patient when I first arrived, but once I got the chance I never looked back and hopefully I can now push on and do even better than what I did last season.”Antonio’s new contract comes after those signed by Hammers team-mates Dmitri Payet, Adrian and Cheikhou Kouyate.‘The Insider’ column on the club’s website also claims a further first-team player will follow the quartet in penning a new deal. 1 Michail Antonio impressed with nine goals for West Ham last season
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has warned people here not to eat raw beansprouts.It follows an E coli poisoning outbreak in France this weekend.Professor Alan Reilly of the FSAI has said that until the exact source of the outbreak is known, Irish consumers should not eat raw beansprouts. Fast food outlets – in particular Chinese and Asian restaurants – have also been told that they should not serve raw beansprouts to customers.At least two people suffering from E coli in the French city of Bordeaux have the strain that caused scores of deaths in Germany, French authorities said, and they halted sales of vegetable seeds from a British gardening firm.The firm, Thompson & Morgan, based in Ipswich, said it did not believe its seeds were the cause of the outbreak.French authorities say six of the people hospitalised in Bordeaux ate sprouted salad vegetables grown from seeds at a leisure centre in the Bordeaux suburb of Begles. Tests on two of the patients showed that both had the same E coli strain as that which caused nearly 40 deaths mostly in Germany this year.BREAKING NEWS: DONEGAL CONSUMERS WARNED NOT TO EAT RAW BEAN SPROUTS IN E COLI ALERT was last modified: June 25th, 2011 by gregShare 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:bean sprouts warningdonegalhealth warning
DONEGAL cyclist Ronan McLaughlin from the Sean Kelly team suffered heartache today on Stage 4 of the An Post Rás when he was caught caught within metres of the finishing line.He was pipped by Danish rider Mark Sehested Pedersen (Denmark Blue Water Cycling) when he won a group sprint to claim a sensational victory.Marcin Bialoblocki (Britain Node4 Giordana) repeated yesterday’s result by claiming second place, Remi Sarreboubee (France AVC Aix En Provence) came in third with Irish man David McCann (Taiwan RTS Racing) and yesterday’s winner Gediminas Bagdonas (An Post Sean Kelly) placed fourth and fifth respectively. The 134 kilometre route from Westport was very flat and devoid of any categorised climbs, which made for a fast and exciting day of racing.McLaughlin was aggressive from early on and broke away twice in small groups before being caught again. However, the young man from Donegal was determined to put on a performance in his home county. After 64 kilometres he attacked yet again, this time alone, building up a thirty-second lead ahead of chasers Sondre Hurum (Norway Oneco – Mesterhus) and Christopher Jennings (Britain Rapha Condor Sharp), leaving a chasing group over three minutes behind and the peloton almost four.However, the young man from Donegal was determined to put on a performance in his home county. After 64 kilometres he attacked yet again, this time alone, building up a thirty-second lead ahead of chasers Sondre Hurum (Norway Oneco – Mesterhus) and Christopher Jennings (Britain Rapha Condor Sharp), leaving a chasing group over three minutes behind and the peloton almost four.McLaughlin showed no signs of slowing down as he passed through Sligo. For the next 30 kilometres he rode hard while being pushed along by the tailwind and encouraged by manager Kurt Bogaerts from the team car. With only 20 kilometres to go his lead was one minute 18 seconds while behind him a group containing the yellow jersey holder Pirmin Lang (Switzerland Atlas Jakroo) had caught up with the two chasers, Hurum and Jennings. McLaughlin at this stage was being chased by a group of eighteen riders including fellow Irishman Philip Lavery (Britain Node4 Giordana Racing). Lavery went clear briefly with James Gullen (Britain East Midlands) chasing down McLaughlin before being caught by the group. McLaughlin’s lead was dwindling and by the time the final two kilometres came there was only 20 seconds between them.With 150 metres to go and the crowd roaring him to the line, an exhausted McLaughlin agonisingly ran out of steam and was caught by the chasing group who sprinted to the finish with Pedersen marginally edging it over Bialoblocki.McLaughlin was clearly devastated after having put in such a superb performance.“I gave it everything I had but unfortunately the finish line was 50 metres too far away. I think I did the ten hardest sprints of my life today, but I just didn’t have enough in the tank to finish it off”.“I was determined to put in a good performance today being from Donegal but it just wasn’t to be – it’s just one of those things,” McLaughlin added. “I was determined to put in a good performance today being from Donegal but it just wasn’t to be – it’s just one of those things,” McLaughlin added.Pirmin Lang retained the yellow jersey for a third day running with British rider Richard Handley (Britain Rapha Condor Sharp) keeping the U23 jersey as well as moving up to second in the general classification ahead of Bialoblocki. Irish rider Connor McConvey stays in fifth position, one place ahead of An Post team mate and reigning Rás champion Gediminas Bagdonas.Best of the Irish yesterday was David McCann who finished in fourth place while Sorum Hurum collected the King of the Mountains jersey as Dan Craven did not start after suffering from concussion yesterday and requiring surgery to his chin.CYCLING: HEARTACHE FOR McLAUGHLIN ON THE FINISH LINE was last modified: May 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CYCLING: HEARTACHE FOR McLAUGHLIN ON THE FINISH LINE
Gardai are investigating an incident in Annagry this morning in which a car struck a house in the village.One man, believed to be the driver, was taken to hospital but is not understood to be seriously hurt.The incident happened at around 7am. It is not understood anybody else was injured in the crash. MAN HOSPITALISED AFTER CAR CRASHES INTO HOUSE was last modified: January 5th, 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:AnnagrycrashdonegaldriverGardaihouse
Turnovers a missed shots plagued both teams in the early going in Thunen Gym on Tuesday. The Del Norte girls basketball team managed to get back on track but Fortuna struggled to score all night long as the Warriors pulled out a 53-25 victory over the Huskies to start the second half of Big 5 Conference play with a win.Both Del Norte and Fortuna turned the ball over three times apiece in the opening 2:30 of the first quarter as the game stayed tied at 0-0. Del Norte’s Kaleya Sanchez eventually …
ALAMEDA — And the first domino to fall for the Raiders is linebacker Brandon Marshall.Signed in the off-season as a potential starter on the weak side, the former Denver Broncos linebacker was recovering from knee surgery and last played extensively in the third preseason game against Green Bay.A Super Bowl champion with Denver in 2016, Marshall was one of 13 players who were either released, waived or waived/injured Friday.Marshall did not play Thursday night in a 17-15 loss to Seattle …
Johannesburg, Thursday 8 December 2016 – Brand South Africa today welcomed South Africa’s improved performance in the annual Nation Brand Index. South Africa now stands at 35 of the 50 nations assessed. This is an improvement of three places from the 2015 Nation Brand Index.Speaking about the results, Brand South Africa’s CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela said, “South Africa’s improved performance can be attributed to improved perceptions of our governance, immigration and investment, and people. This speaks directly to the work we are doing as a country in implementing the National Development Plan and programmes like Invest South Africa.”“In addition, our Nation Brand continues to be admired for our unspoiled natural beauty, with 13 nations ranking South Africa in the top 25 countries being assessed. Moreover, we are recognised internationally for our efforts to preserve the environment. In this regard, South Africa moved up 6 places to stand at 29th of 50 nations. This resonates with the brand of the country as a good international citizen.“Our sporting prowess continues to impact positively on perceptions about the country.”“Furthermore, an increased desire of global citizens to live and work in South Africa, concern for equality in society, and academic reputation help drive the larger than average gains for South Africa’s Immigration and Investment reputation this year.”“As we conclude 2016, we can take pride in the strides our Nation Brand has made in its performance in this and the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index. In both indices, we have seen South Africa build on improvements from previous years. We can say with confidence that our country is going in the right direction as a globally competitive Nation Brand,” concluded Dr Makhubela.South Africa’s performance on the pillars of exports, culture, and tourism remains remains unchanged from 2015.Notes to the EditorThe NBISM measures the images of 50 nations with a randomised sample of 20,445 respondents. Respondents are asked to rank a countries image, power and appeal of a nation across various dimensions.The NBISM consists of six dimensions: Exports, Governance, Culture, People, Tourism, and Immigration/ Investment. Of these dimensions, Exports, Governance, Immigration/Investment are considered a country’s hard performance measures; whereas Culture, People and Tourism are considered a country’s soft powers.About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.