Jewell, Lemke Earn First 2018 Weekly Outdoor Track & Field Awards

first_imgMen’s Track Athlete of the Week – Zachary Jewell, Central Arkansas – So. – Mena, Ark.Jewell won the 100m (10.64) and 200m (21.45) while also helping his team to a second-place finish in the 4x100m relay (41.8) at the UCA Spring Opener. 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. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas sophomore Zachary Jewell and McNeese senior John Lemke 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 Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – John Lemke, McNeese – Sr. – Lake Charles, La.Lemke scored 20 points in Saturday’s Cowboy Relays, taking first place in the triple jump (48-05.25) and was second overall in the long jump (23-09.5) while finishing as the top collegiate competitor. The Cowboys finished first as a team out of 15. Honorable Mention: Kie’Ave Harry, Northwestern State; Cliff Resias, Southeastern Louisiana; Enrique Soto, McNeese. UCA next heads to Memphis, Tenn., this weekend for the Rhodes College Invitational while McNeese travels to UL Lafayette’s Louisiana Classics. Both competitions take place Friday and Saturday. Honorable Mention: Cedric Paul, Northwestern State; Eric Moore, Central Arkansas.last_img read more

Hiroki Abe breaks

first_imgHiroki Abe, almost certainly says goodbye to the season. The Japanese soccer player suffers a break in the tendon of the right thigh femoral biceps and will be operated next week in Finland. After the intervention, the club will issue a medical statement, but everything indicates that you will not be able to dress short anymore in the remainder of the campaign.The attacker, a fundamental piece for García Pimienta, is the author of four of the subsidiary’s goals this year. He has played 20 games, 16 of them as headline. A stick for him, who suffers the same injury as Ousmane Dembélé, and thus see its projection stopped. Last July, Barcelona made official the signing of Hiroki Abe for a figure over one million euros. At 20, however, he was not yet ready to make the jump to the first team and it was announced that he would play in the subsidiary. He signed for four years and the club showed his total confidence in him by imposing a termination clause of 100 million euros in case of promotion to the first team.last_img read more

Thebes: “We hope to start playing in June and finish the 2019-2020 season this summer”

first_imgHe also stressed that the return to work of soccer professionals “supposes the reactivation of a very relevant economic sector that contributes 1.37% of the GDP (Spanish) and generates 185,000 jobs (in the country) at a time when the economic situation is already the main concern, precipitated by the health crisis. “In accordance with the Return to Training Protocol that LaLiga has drawn up with medical experts, They will begin after a medical examination by the services of the clubs, with solo work for professionals.The document It has been planned from LaLiga with measures that have been agreed with the sports and health authorities with the purpose of guaranteeing the greatest safety for the health of all those involved.These measures contemplate a period of approximately one month with different phases that, in any case, will be subject to the de-escalation process established by the Government.So, together with perceptual medical controls a staggered return to training has been designed It will range from solo training to group exercise prior to the return to the competition scheduled for June. The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas, assured that the resumption of activity in the clubs continues “a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of all involved“and showed his hope in “start playing again in June” and finish the 2019-20 season “this summer”.“Health is paramount, so we have a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of everyone involved as we work to restart LaLiga. The circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 19/20 season this summer. To return is to win! “Said Thebes.In a statement released by the League, Thebes referred to the “profound impact” of this crisis and considered that “the return of football is a sign that society is progressing to the new normal.”“It will also bring back an element of life that people in Spain and around the world know and love. “he added.LaLiga confirmed that their clubs return to training this week after the approval by the Ministry of Health of the return to sports training, with a protocol drawn up by the employers and developed by the Higher Sports Council (CSD).last_img read more

Amid MVP talks, JRU star Alvarez told: Focus on team, not stats

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOn the verge of a potential MVP season, Jose Rizal University star Shola Alvarez got a much-needed advice from her coach Mia Tioseco.The growing MVP talks have been hard to escape for Alvarez especially when she keeps putting up numbers that validate her case as one of the top players in the NCAA.ADVERTISEMENT Alvarez unleashed 23 points built on 16 hits and three blocks as JRU secured at least a playoff for a semifinals slot.The 20-year-old Alvarez has come a long way since showing up to JRU’s practice for the first time several years ago.“We’re really proud of her because when she came here with us she couldn’t last jogging for five minutes and look where she is now,” said Tioseco.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed And Tioseco’s two-cents couldn’t be more of value and timely with Alvarez and the rest of the Lady Bombers fighting for a Final Four spot.“I wasn’t doing well in our last training and coach told me not to think about the stats but rather think about the team because if you think about the stats, we won’t make it to the Final Four,” Alvarez told reporters in Filipino after leading JRU to a 25-13, 23-25, 25-11, 25-12, win over Lyceum on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Lady Bombers are primed to make the Final Four and if they do, Alvarez will officially be a legitimate MVP contender along with San Beda’s Cesca Raqraquin.“She’s one of the top players so I guess she deserves to be the MVP,” said Tioseco of her player. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Magic withstand late Miami rally for rare road win Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increaseslast_img read more

ECOWAS Team Outlines Observations on Senatorial Election

first_imgThe ECOWAS Observer Mission in Liberia for the just-ended senatorial election has outlined some challenges it observed during the conduct of the election.Among the challenges encountered on Election Day, ECOWAS Mission headed by Leopold A. J. Ouedraogo indicated that there was an absence of adequate logistics such as suitable tables and chairs for electoral officials in some of the polling centers.Poor lighting arrangements in almost all the polling stations and the absence of a display of registered voters’ lists in some of the polling centers were also some of the drawbacks that characterized the election.The ECOWAS team noted that there was an absence of security officials in a number of voting precincts, particularly in more sensitive areas.With the presence of Ebola still felt in Liberia, the observer team also noticed that there was noncompliance with health protocol relating to prevention of the EVD in some polling centers.The report further indicated that some of the polling centers delayed in starting the voting process on schedule due to the absence of logistics.However, the ECOWAS Observer Mission in its report highlighted the “Best practices” it recorded during the voting process.Among some of the best practices were the easy location of polling stations, adequate guidelines on measures put in place to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and voting process conducted meticulously, transparently and professionally by the electoral officials, who demonstrated adequate knowledge of their roles, and in the effective presence of political parties and independent candidates’ agents.The report further indicates that the positioning of the polling booths guaranteed the privacy of the ballot, while the presence of the media in some of the polling stations gave credence to the election.In its concluding statement on the electoral process, ECOWAS said the insignificant shortcomings did not prevent the free expression by the citizens of their right to vote; therefore, the West African observer mission considers the Special Senatorial elections of December 20 to be free, fair, credible and transparent.In the midst of the shortcomings mentioned earlier, the ECOWAS mission urged the National Election (NEC) to announce the provisional results within the stipulated time limit.It also called on candidates and their supporters to comply with current procedures and the rule of law.  It further exhorts particularly all candidates and supporters to comply with democratic rules and to resort to exclusively legal means of seeking redress for any grievance emanating from the electoral process.Among some of its recommendations, the ECOWAS Observer Mission called on NEC to ensure continuous training of Electoral officials and party agents as well as initiate civic education campaigns for the populations in cooperation with civil society.Additionally, the commission urged NEC to provide adequate logistical preparation and structure for the upcoming general elections in 2017, and to ensure that security officials play their role during the electoral process, especially of preventing crisis at the level of the voting precinct.It expressed satisfaction over the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed during the polling operations and welcomed the absence of violence displayed by the voters and party agents.The mission also expressed profound gratitude to the people and Government of Liberia and especially to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her “Commitment to a peaceful democratic process” amid the public health crisis.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GFC Provides Life Saving Skills to Teenage Mothers

first_imgGirls For Change Executive Director, Mrs. Ora Barclay Keller.Having the cognizance that adolescence is a vital stage of growth and development when young people are intensely influenced by their peers and the outside world, Girls for Change (GFC) Executive Director, Mrs. Ora Barclay Keller said.She says her organization, since 2013, has been keeping sleeves above elbow to provide lifesaving skills to teenage mothers and nurturing them to form a positive self-image, manage emotions, build relationships, strengthen social skills, and deal with peer pressure.Mrs. Keller added that adolescents at this stage are more prone and vulnerable to high risk, especially considering the fact that more than half of Liberia’s population is under 18 years.These alarming stats are further compounded by the availability of limited opportunities for education, training and employment, which render this age group particularly vulnerable. It is this situation, Mrs. Keller said that GFC is working to address with the requisite support from those who believe in Liberia’s future.She spoke in a exclusive interview with this newspaper on Monday, May 20, 2019 at her Thinker’s Village office.Mrs. Keller said that GFC is prepping these young women, most of whom dropout of school by providing scholarships, health clubs in schools, training and awareness on teenage pregnancy, early childhood development for teenage mothers’ children, while they are in school and mentoring.According to her, this initiative grew out of the realization that many young women who dropped out of school would go back but not stay in school because there are no facilities to cater to their children while they are in school.It is based on this that the GFC began running their childhood development programs to provide care for these kids to sustain their mothers in school. “This allows the mother to be settled in school and pay attention to her studies, because her child is being taken care of at our child development center,” she said.“Most of the girls we are providing opportunities for are victims of sexual abuse and some got pregnant while in school. Retaining them in school is a primary concern for us. We saw a gap in the lack of a safe environment for those children to play and learn,” Mrs. Keller said.Besides taking of these children while their mothers are in school, GFC saw the need to educate teenagers on reproductive health as the surest way to prevent teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and the consequence of getting pregnant while still seeking primary education since there are not courses in schools to provide such knowledge.During school vacations, beneficiaries of GFC scholarship program and other community residents are encouraged to attend skills training activities such as tailoring, graphic design, knitting of African slippers, painting that would keep them busy during vacation.Mrs. Keller said that more than 500 teenage mothers and their children have benefited from the organization’s programs. Some of the students who completed the training are being used as ambassadors to teach their peers about the importance of healthy living, prevention of teenage pregnancy and peer-to-peer coaching.GFC is a women’s rights non-profit organization committed to transforming society and supporting women/girls affected by all forms of violence.The self-supported civil society organization, which operates within Montserrado, Bong and Lower Margibi counties with focus on supporting teenage mothers, less fortunate girls and under privileged and marginalized youth through the provision of scholarships in formal and informal education.GFC expertise provides a holistic trauma-sensitive and empowering approach to survivors of sexualized and other forms of violence and to service providers and stakeholders.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Woman found dead in hotel room

first_imgA woman was found dead in a room at John’s Hotel located in John Street, Georgetown on Easter Monday. The body of the woman who goes by the name of “Madusee” was discovered during attempts by staff to confront her after she had overstayed her time.An investigation has been launched as reports suggest an excessive consumption of narcotics.Details of this story will follow in the April 19, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.last_img

Lakers loss turns ugly

first_imgJackson called for Cook to check in for Lamar Odom with 1:25 left in the third quarter, then removed him immediately after he believed Cook intentionally deposited his warm-up top in the coach’s lap on his way to the scorer’s table. Jackson sent Andrew Bynum to replace Cook, who returned to the bench without playing a second. Once the quarter ended, Cook blew up during the timeout and Odom had to step in to keep him and Shaw separated. “We talked about it just now after the game and he apologized,” Jackson said. “That’s not in character for Brian to do that, but he’s frustrated. He hasn’t been playing in the regular rotation now.” Ever since Odom returned from a sprained knee ligament, Cook has struggled to find playing time. Cook also had a heated discussion with trainer Gary Vitti during a timeout with 8:58 left in the fourth. He rejoined the huddle during timeouts, but did not play even as the Lakers trailed by as many as 20 points in the quarter. After watching the scene that unfolded on the bench between the third and fourth quarters of Thursday night’s 93-78 loss to the Detroit Pistons, it was hard not to conclude that the Lakers were coming apart at the seams. Already beaten by the Pistons, the Lakers were broken when forward Brian Cook engaged in a furious shouting match with assistant coach Brian Shaw after Jackson removed Cook from the game for a perceived act of insubordination. • Photo Gallery: 02/08: Lakers vs. Pistons AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Before the Lakers set out on this eight-game road trip, their longest since December 1989, coach Phil Jackson framed it for his team in terms of bringing them together or tearing them apart. center_img “You just try to nullify the situation,” Shaw said. “There’s always points in a game where your emotions get high. Sometimes you do or say things that you don’t necessarily mean, but you get caught up in the moment. I just felt like I needed to kind of address the situation and see if I could make it go away. Things happen.” The Lakers didn’t fare much better on the court, where they lost to the Pistons for the eighth consecutive time at the Palace. Only two Ronny Turiaf free throws with 25.9 seconds remaining saved the Lakers from their lowest scoring game of the season. Kobe Bryant finished with 18 points, but made just 5 of 13 shots and had eight turnovers. (818) 713-3607 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

Budget speeds hikes in fees

first_img“This is going to be a tough year for all of us and is going to require a significant amount of cooperation,” Councilman Bernard Parks said after the committee voted 5-0 to adopt the spending plan. “We are going to be reviewing spending more closely this coming year and are prepared to make changes if we have to. “There is no room for error in this budget. We can’t afford to wait to the end of the year to find out we have problems.” Councilwoman Wendy Greuel said the plan will be open for review at any point in the coming year. “It is a very tight budget year, and we have some problems on the horizon we will have to address,” she said. “We are going to look at all spending very closely.” The budget trims most departments’ spending 3-5 percent but does not impose a hiring freeze. Instead, department managers have been urged to use caution in new hiring to avoid cuts this year. Amid warnings that Los Angeles still could face cuts later this year, a city panel Tuesday recommended a proposed $7.8 billion budget that clamps down on spending while accelerating dozens of fee hikes. The recommended budget would speed implementation of a $26 trash-collection fee – from Jan. 1, 2008, to this September – and would significantly increase funding only for the Los Angeles Police Department. The recommendation by the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee is generally in line with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s call to limit or reduce all other spending for the fiscal year that will start July 1. In related remarks, the city’s chief legislative analyst, Gerry Miller, called the city projections of revenue increases reasonable but “aggressive,” and he warned that “constant monitoring” will be needed on whether the revenue is materializing. But while Villaraigosa had proposed implementing a trash-fee hike Jan. 1, 2008 – six months earlier than initially planned – the panel accelerated that even further. The panel also voted to place $2.75 million the mayor had sought for anti-gang programs into a special account to be overseen by the council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Gangs. The proposed budget will be formally presented Friday to the full City Council, which is scheduled to consider it Monday. Aides to Villaraigosa said the mayor was pleased with the committee’s overall support of the budget. “We are encouraged that the council has taken steps to support the mayor’s priority to hire 780 new police officers, while at the same time increasing the city’s reserve fund,” spokesman Matt Szabo said. “However, we are concerned that the committee is attempting to put the brakes on a significant portion of the mayor’s gang-reduction plan.” City officials continued to grapple with the mayor’s plan to reduce the $143 million structural deficit – the difference between revenues and expenses – even as property and sales tax revenues are projected to slow. A recent court ruling also has prohibited the transfer of $30 million from the Department of Water and Power’s water revenue fund this year. And last week the city lost a court battle over a utility users tax that could cost $167 million next calendar year unless the decision is overturned. Meanwhile, a second court case could cost the city an additional $103 million. “This is something where the mayor included that $270 million in revenue in the budget, and we are not recommending it be cut,” the chief legislative analyst said. “It doesn’t appear there will be any financial impact this (fiscal) year, but we could lose it as a revenue source next year. “If we do have an adverse decision at some point (sooner), it will be an enormous problem,” Miller added. “To be blunt, it could be a problem we won’t be able to deal with unless there are massive cuts, including (in) the Police Department.” In the potential $167 million loss, the state Court of Appeal said the city erred in increasing a cell phone users tax in 2003 without getting voter approval under Proposition 218. Miller said the council could ask for a public vote but the earliest that could occur would be in 2009. In addition to the trash-fee hike, the council also moved to help finance the budget by pushing up the starting date of a series of other new fees so they will take effect July 1. Miller said officials hope that imposing the fees earlier would bring in an extra $2 million. And as Parks warned that the city needs to prepare for possible losses beginning later this calendar year, the panel also voted to increase the city’s reserve fund – to a record $201 million. The panel said it also wanted to have monthly department spending reports, along with updates from the City Attorney’s Office on pending claims and the use of outside attorneys. As part of the cost-savings moves, the committee recommended the LAPD – while still remaining on pace to hire 780 officers in the year ahead – reduce the size of classes going through the academy and space out the hirings. Amid the belt-tightening, however, the panel recommended restoring $58 million in programs the mayor had recommended for elimination. Among them is $2 million to the City Attorney’s Office for its neighborhood prosecutors and anti-gang efforts, $2.38 million to the Fire Department to staff its new Playa Vista station and restore the Community Emergency Response Team program and $12 million extra to the $87.5 million LAPD overtime account. The panel also restored $4.3 million to add 26 miles of street repaving and $1 million to increase the number of trees trimmed in the city. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who had complained about cuts to his budget, said he was pleased with the recommendation. “The members of the committee have demonstrated a clear commitment to public safety and the fight against gangs with today’s action,” he said. (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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B.C. Forecast to repeat as economic performance leader

first_imgFor years the main economic engine of the nation, the Alberta economy, which is believed to have contracted by 2.9 per cent last year, is expected to shrink again this year by a further 1.1 per cent.That’s not likely to bode well for this region, which continues to be tied more closely to Alberta’s economic performance than to B.C.’s largely because of the now slumping oil and gas industry.However, going back to LNG development, the board says if and when the Pacific NothWest Prince Rupert area, $11.4 billion terminal is built, the B.C. government is positioned to annually rake in $85 million in tax dollars — in addition to $294 million in annual royalty revenue from three decades of natural gas drilling in this region. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — If we are to believe the latest forecast by the Conference Board of Canada, B.C. will again this year have the best economic growth in the country.It’s predicting growth of 2.7 per cent with the goods and services industries to grow strongly, encouraging Canadians living elsewhere in the country to move to B.C.The Board predicts broad based gains this year with a solid overall demand for new homes in the province, keeping housing starts elevated in many areas.- Advertisement -The manufacturing and tourism sectors are also expected to benefit from the low value of the Canadian dollar, but the forecast does concede, there’s still uncertainly regarding LNG industry development.It says the Petronas’ $36-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project adds approximately one per cent to its real GDP forecast for 2017, but it also notes the gap between Asian and North American LNG prices has been closing rapidly.Aside from B.C., the Conference Board says only Ontario, Manitoba and Nova Scotia can expect to see their economies grow this year by more than two per cent, and it paints a particularly bleak picture for Alberta.Advertisementlast_img read more