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Lady Demons Sweep Season’s Last Weekly Awards

first_imgSouthland 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 25 percent of ballots. This is the first weekly award for Rogers this season and Burleson’s second. The Lady Demons’ (15-16, 10-6 SLC) sweep of the awards comes after a 2-0 week with wins over Nicholls (4-25, 2-14 SLC) and McNeese (19-12, 10-6 SLC) en route to claiming the No. 5 seed in the 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas, this Friday through Sunday. Offensive Player of the Week: Reagan Rogers, Northwestern State – Jr. – Outside Hitter – Blanco, Texas Honorable Mention: Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Madison Williams, UIW; Samantha Anderson, Central Arkansas; Bailey Banks, Houston Baptist Defensive Player of the Week: Channing Burleson, Northwestern State – Jr. – Libero – Midland, Texascenter_img FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Reagan Rogers and Channing Burleson are the Southland Conference Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Channing Burleson combined for 43 digs across two Northwestern State sweeps. She dug 26 attacks against Nicholls, the most among conference players in a three-set conference match this season. She added seven assists in the contest. Against McNeese, the Midland, Texas, native had 17 digs, including multiple pancakes to extend rallies. Averaging more than seven digs per set this week, Burleson upped her conference-best digs per set to average 5.50 in league matches. With 330 digs in Southland matches, Burleson closes it out the season as one of two league players to record past the 300 mark. Honorable Mention: Madison Woods, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Bryaunea Hall, UIW; Lexus Cain, Stephen F. Austin Reagan Rogers, the Southland leader in total kills and kills per set in conference matches, led Northwestern State to a pair of straight-set victories to close the regular season heading into this week’s Southland Tournament. Down 19-16 in the second set against McNeese, Rogers took serve and led her team to a 9-0 scoring streak to win the set, stringing together three aces in that time. Her 13 kills against the Cowgirls came after a 17-kill performance against Nicholls. Rogers also added 15 digs against the Colonels to register her 12th double-double of the season, tied for third-most in the conference.last_img read more

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Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament Opens Friday

first_imgCORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament begins Friday at 10 a.m. CT. at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The championship is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. No. 3 Incarnate Word (11-7, 3-2 SLC)The Cardinals follow up their regular-season title in 2018 with a second-straight tournament appearance since they were eligible for postseason play after completing their transition to Division I. Freshman Oliver Valentinsson impressed in his first year at UIW, earning first-team all-conference recognition at No. 4 singles with an unblemished 3-0 mark in Southland contests. The Cardinals were also represented on the all-league teams by duo Paco Bendana and Caleb Dyer, who snagged second team honors at No. 2 doubles. No. 2 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (17-8, 4-1 SLC)Making their ninth-straight appearance in the Southland Conference tournament, the host Islanders are chasing a seventh-consecutive championship match berth and a fourth title in that span. A&M-Corpus Christi matched ACU with a pair of all-conference flights on both the first and second teams. A first-team selection at No. 2 singles, Francois Kellerman and brother Okkie also earned second team honors at No. 1 doubles. Francois Kellerman ended the year with a 4-1 singles record and a 3-2 doubles mark in conference play. In the regular season, the Islanders edged UIW 4-3 to spark a four-match win streak to conclude the regular season. No. 1 Abilene Christian (21-4, 5-0 SLC) The Wildcats make their second appearance in the conference tournament in as many years of postseason eligibility, coming off a clean sweep of both their regular-season contests and the league’s individual awards. Ranked No. 112 in the latest ITA Division I singles poll, senior Josh Sheehy ended the regular season on a seven-match singles win streak to finish 18-4 and a perfect 5-0 in league play. Akinori Wada took home Newcomer of the Year honors, while Dimitris Azoides was crowned Freshman of the Year. Rounding out the honorees is Coach of the Year Hutton Jones, whose ACU squad took five individual matches over nationally-ranked opponents and garnered six overall all-conference selections. In the regular season,  the Wildcats swept Nicholls 7-0. Four teams fight for the tournament championship with Abilene Christian heading into the tournament as the No. 1 seed following its first 5-0 finish in Southland Conference play. The Wildcats will face No. 4 Nicholls in the first round. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed, facing No. 3-seeded Incarnate Word. No. 4 Nicholls (6-15, 1-4 SLC)After the Colonels had a six-year streak of appearing in the Southland Conference Tennis Tournament snapped last season, they return to the event in 2019 under head coach Greg Harkins. In the regular-season finale against Lamar, sophomores Nestor Giribet Lopez and Eduardo Marino battled back from first-set losses to clinch the final two points necessary for a 4-3 victory. The win leapfrogged the Colonels into the tournament.last_img read more

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Pochettino will NOT leave Tottenham – but had clear-the-air talks with Levy

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is not about to quit Tottenham — but has had clear-the-air talks with chairman Daniel Levy.The manager and his No 2 Jesus Perez had dinner with Levy on Thursday after an uncertain close season.2 Mauricio Pochettino had clear-the-air talks with chairman Daniel LevyCredit: EPAPoch said: “Last week we had a meeting here and then we planned to have this dinner with Jesus, Daniel and another board member. We played two-v-two. Who won? Tottenham.“It was a very good exercise to have better communication and make clear things. Always the ntention was to help the club. There were no personal intentions.“It was good to listen from Daniel that we are on the same page, that is the most important thing.”The Spurs boss claims he has rejected job offers during his five-year reign.Asked how many, Poch said: “Plenty in five years and Daniel knows.“From where? Everywhere. But Daniel knows very well how our commitment with the club is. It’s massive.”Pochettino, linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid, rubbished reports he will quit after tomorrow’s North London derby.He said: “That stupidity can only happen through rumours on social media that create a big, big problem that doesn’t exist.Tottenham boss Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he is going to quit after Arsenal clash Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“We will watch some national team games and then the following Monday prepare for the new week.”Poch also took aim at Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson, who tipped a win for former club Arsenal tomorrow.Asked which Gunners ace he would like to play against, Poch said: “Paul Merson, so I could kick him. But I would kick him with love!”2 Poch and his No 2 Jesus Perez had dinner with Levy on Thursday after an uncertain close seasonCredit: AFP or licensorslast_img read more

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Mallorca tests the streak at home with the ‘new’

first_imgEspanyol hopes not to relive agonizing seasons and hence to achieve the first victory in Cornellà-El Prat of the season is essential to get a little calm. There is confidence in the face of Sunday’s duel against Mallorca and the truth is that, since only three teams descend to Second and three ascend to First, the Blue and Whites have never lost all three home games against the newly promoted. positive thinking. This is what should prevail in the Espanyol costumes in a key week for their future. receive Mallorca, a direct rival in the fight for permanence, and, in addition, a newly promoted. This course has not been much fortune in the duels before teams that have risen to Primera in Cornellà-El Prat because they fell against Granada (0-3) and Osasuna (2-4) and on Sunday they have to receive the vermilion team. The data are on the blue and white side because in the last 12 years there has always been at least one duel at home against teams recently promoted to Primera.The whole of Abelardo wants to continue with the story. And not at all repeat what happened on 2007-08 (Ernesto Valverde was the parakeet coach). Valladolid, Almeria and Murcia were the clubs that managed to climb the previous year and the three took points from Espanyol when they played, at that time, in Montjuïc. The biggest loot that was achieved was a single point, which was obtained in the duel against the Murcia team because on day 10 it was tied to zero. Against Valladolid (0-1) and Almeria (1-3) fell. But this evil done before newly promoted was not exclusive to that campaign because a previous one, 2006-07, lived the same story. On that occasion it was tied against Levante (1-1) and lost to Nàstic (0-1) and Recre (0-1). As a curiosity, that course keeps a parallel with the current one because the Europa League was also being played, then UEFA, and the parrots reached the final they ended up losing to Sevilla.last_img read more

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Heartbreaking

first_imgDear Editor,Heartbreaking best describes the death of seven-year-old fire victim, Shaniya Persaud.While the doctors tried their best, in the end, an angel soared into heaven.Shaniya fought bravely and valiantly and her spirit and courage will write the epitaph of a champion.Rest in peace little girl and my condolences to the grieving family and friends.Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img

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“Lookout man” arraigned with double murder

first_imgMurder of Pandit, sonThirty-year-old Orlando Douglas of Garnett Street, Georgetown was on Tuesday afternoon arraigned before a Georgetown magistrate, charged with the murders of 61-year-old Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his 28-year-old son Omkar Liliah, allegedly committed between July 7 and 10 at the Liliahs’ home at Delph and Craig Streets, Campbellville, Georgetown during the furtherance of a robbery.Douglas was not required to plead to the indictable charge.Attorney representing Douglas, Melvin Duke, argued that his client had been randomly picked out of a crowd that had gathered at the scene of the crime on July 10. He charged that Douglas was not found with any tools or weapons, and contended that the accused is being tortured to make certain “confessions” regarding the matter.The Police Prosecutor, however, told the court that the accused was found in possession of a mobile phone that belonged to one of the dead men.Douglas has been remanded to prison until July 31, when the case is set for recall.A tale of horrorIt was previously reported that Douglas, who is known to the Police, was caught selling two mobile phones on Leopold Street, Georgetown on Friday evening. Upon checking the phones, it was discovered that the handsets belonged to the now dead pandit and his son. As such, the young man was arrested and interrogated, during which he reportedly told detectives that the plan to rob the Liliahs had been in the pipeline for quite some time.He confessed that, on July 7, he and an accomplice had gone to the pandit’s premises, and after staking it out for some time, executed their plan.The young man reportedly told detectives that he kept guard a short distance away, while his accomplice scaled the fence and entered the pandit’s home through a front door.He told detectives that his accomplice realised that the younger Liliah was at home alone, and he and the now dead man reportedly had a scuffle, during which he stabbed the young man several times, and left him to die in a pool of blood.The killer then ransacked the house in search of money and jewellery, and as he was packing the loot, the pandit reportedly returned home, only to find his son’s bloodied and lifeless body lying on the floor.Before the pandit could raise an alarm, the killer confronted him and stabbed him to death.With both men dead, the suspect claimed, his accomplice left the house with two bags containing personal belongings of the now dead Liliahs. They eventually met up on Sheriff Street, Georgetown with the intention of splitting the loot, but he instead was reportedly given two phones.On the day of the discovery, the younger Liliah’s body was found lying face down on the floor in a pool of blood with a red jersey wrapped around his head. There were three stab wounds to his back, one each to the left and right side abdomen, and two to his chest.The elder Liliah was found lying on his back in the living room. He was clad in a pair of white long pants and a multi-coloured jersey, and his face was covered with a multi-coloured jersey. He had sustained four stab wounds to his abdomen, four to his left side, one to the lower back, and one to the right hip.There was no sign of forced entry into the home. However, CCTV footage collected from nearby buildings revealed that a male had scaled the fence and had entered the premises through a front door. After some time, he was seen leaving the house with two bulky bags and a bucket.last_img read more

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RCMP investigating suspicious death in Taylor

first_imgThe name of the female in custody cannot be released until she has been charged and appeared before a judge.The Fort St. John General Investigations Section, the Forensic Identification Section, General Duty members and the Prince George Major Crime Unit are all still actively investigating this death. The Fort St. John RCMP have a local woman in custody after a male was found deceased beside the Alaska Highway in Taylor.On Sunday, September 6, 2015, at 11:40 p.m., the RCMP stopped a white pickup truck in Taylor driven by a female.  Through the investigation, the RCMP discovered the vehicle was registered to Kirk Morin.  Morin was found deceased between Cherry Avenue and the Alaska Highway.Police are still trying to piece together just what happened between the female and the deceased.- Advertisement -The RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious between a male and female or anyone who saw a white Dodge dually pick-up in Taylor near the arena and community centre to contact them immediately.Sunday evening an RCMP officer spoke with a few people in Taylor.  The RCMP would like to speak with those individuals again regarding this incident.If you have any further information about this incident, please call 250-787-8100.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Chelsea 1-0 Man United: Blues two wins away from Premier League title triumph

first_img1 Chelsea star Eden Hazard Chelsea are now just two wins away from lifting the Premier League title as the Blues opened up a ten point gap at the top of the table with a slim 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.The London outfit have struggled to perform at their best in recent weeks, with a series of draws giving United and Arsenal a glimmer hope of forcing their way into the title race.A win for the Red Devils would have played kindly into the hands of Arsenal, who were only seven points adrift of the league leaders ahead of the match, but Jose Mourinho’s side put any doubt over their title-winning abilities to bed with a typically stubborn triumph.And it was Eden Hazard, tipped as the hot favourite for both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year awards, who proved the match-winner for Chelsea, slotting the ball through David de Gea’s legs on the stroke of half-time.Chelsea, again, were far from their best, but with the threat of the in-form Marouane Fellaini largely nullified by defender-cum-midfielder Kurt Zouma, Mourinho’s men were rarely troubled, despite United’s best efforts.The visitors’ best chance of an equaliser came in the closing stages when Radamel Falcao burst into the area and slammed an angled shot against the woodwork, though with Fellaini unmarked at the far post, a pass across goal might have seen Louis van Gaal’s side come away with a point.The game ended in controversy as the visitors were denied what first appeared to be a clear penalty when Ander Herrera was tripped by Gary Cahill on the edge of the box, but it proved a brilliant call from referee Mike Dean, as replays showed the Spaniard was looking for contact.It was a lively start from both teams but it was United who carved open the first great chance.The away end, along with goalkeeper David de Gea, were celebrating what they thought be a perfect start from their team, when a swift attacking move found Wayne Rooney in acres of space on the edge of the box.The England captain’s swerving strike was sweet and sent the net rippling, but it clipped just the wrong side of the post to leave United fans red faced.Retuning hero Didier Drogba again struggled to lead the line on his own up front, as, without strikers Diego Costa and Loic Remy, Chelsea seemed content to sit back and counter on the break.And United piled men forward, with centre-back Paddy McNair, who was an attacking outlet as well at times, having a pop from distance which was deflected just wide by John Terry.This was not the Chelsea we came to know in the early stages of the season, but they still only needed one chance to go in front, with Oscar’s clever backheel playing through Hazard, who raced onto the ball and slotted coolly through De Gea’s legs on 38 minutes.United continued to commit players forward after the break in search of the equaliser, but that left them vulnerable on the counter and Chelsea were inches away from opening up a two-goal lead on 55 minutes.Drogba bounded forward but the veteran striker failed to beat Chris Smalling for pace, instead opting to let fly from distance. His effort deflected up and over a stranded De Gea but Hazard, who sprinted in at the far post, could only find the outside of the post from an angle.It didn’t curb Man United’s enthusiasm, however, as the Red Devils – who finished the game with 70% possession – went close again through McNair, this time testing the gloves of Thibaut Courtois, before Falcao curled an effort wide and then hit the post late on.But their efforts came to nothing against a steadfast Chelsea defence, with the Blues now only needing wins against Arsenal and Leicester in their next two games to be crowned champions.last_img read more

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Monchengladbach chief confirms Andreas Christensen heading back to Chelsea

first_img1 Andreas Christensen [left] in action for Borussia Monchengladbach Borussia Monchengladbach have not given up on extending Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen’s stay.The 21-year-old is coming to the end of a two-year loan spell with the German side and is due to return to Stamford Bridge this summer.Chelsea are expected to give the Denmark international a run in the first team during pre-season, to see if he is up to the task of performing for Antonio Conte.But, if that doesn’t work out, Christensen has now been told he would be welcomed back at Borussia Monchengladbach with open arms.“We’ll lose him [at the end of the season], because he must go back,” sporting director Max Eberl told Kicker.“But if he does pre-season at Chelsea and then does not play the role that he imagines, we have as a club, where he gained two years of good experience, a chance to talk again.“That is why I say he has to go back, but that is only one fact.“We have to expect the departure, but with arrivals we have to play with it, that is – do we wait for him or do we not wait for him?“It could also be that he plays [at Chelsea]. Or maybe they want to sell him for €25m – then we would be out.“But there are still these opportunities because Andreas feels incredibly comfortable at Gladbach and he, I think, would like to stay at Gladbach.“He would also like to be a regular at Chelsea, but they have just become champions and are planning for the Champions League, and also want to achieve something in the new season.”last_img read more

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LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIES

first_imgA group from LYIT has travelled to India with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those less well off than ourselves.Those who arrived in India yesterday are lecturer Mary Dunnion, lecturer Dr Kevin O’Brien and students Tony Mc Gilloway, Shaun Gallagher, Elaine Coleman, Siobhan Carty, Niamh Fleming and Fiona Sammon. All the students travelling are part of the nursing degree programme at LYIT.Tony McGilloway is sending regular letters from India on their work. Here’s his first dispatch. Hi folks,The team and I spent our first full day working on the Habitat building project, but before we started work the group leaders took us to a primary and secondary school, and what an eye opener.So many smiling faces and the enthusiasm of the children to make the best of the opportunity they have been given was overwhelming. These were children from a small village called Perani, approximately 25 miles from the city of Pondicherry, I did not see any shoes but lots of massive welcoming smiles, Habitat have been working in this village for a number of years and the difference it has made to the quality of life seems amazing.We called to a nearly completed house and met with the new owner, a woman of 38, who had brought up two children in a mud and straw hut approximately 12 x 12 feet. She told me her son was now training to be a teacher and he was 22 and her daughter was married, the pride the woman had in showing us the new property she was receiving was amazing. It was a simple three room house but it was constructed to survive an earthquake of 5.5 on the Richter scale, cyclones and floods all of which are common in this area. We as a team are working on the construction of a similar house, it will accommodate a family of five, the husband and wife assisted us. We spent most of today moving and sieving sand in preparation for tomorrow when we hope to create a ring beam around the house to support the roof. We were all exhausted by the end of the day working in temperatures which touched 35 degrees and I expect that none of us will have any difficulty sleeping tonight.Our second day was similar to the first but the temperatures broke forty degrees at times, we spent our whole day moving and sieving approximately five tonnes of sand again, thankfully this task is now completed. I was never as glad to get into the shower. Today was Niamh Flemming’s 22nd birthday so we may have a celebratory drink with her. Tomorrow we will be pouring a concrete roof we will have the house sealed by week’s end.TonyPondicherry, India.LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIES was last modified: June 26th, 2013 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:LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIESLYIT studentslast_img read more