SHSU Holds Sole Custody of First Place After Day Two at Southland Championship

first_imgLIVE SCORING | PHOTO GALLERYMAGNOLIA, Texas – Sam Houston State remained consistent Tuesday, taking sole custody of first place heading into the final day of the 2019 Southland Conference Championship at High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia, Texas. The Bearkats matched their opening round with another 295 in round two to create a two-stroke gap between them and Houston Baptist. Central Arkansas retained their third-place position with a 302-stroke performance in the second round. Lamar concluded Tuesday’s action with a score of 304 to help preserve their position as the fourth-place team.SHSU’s Kenlie Barrett matched her performance in the opening round with yet another 72 Tuesday afternoon. Barrett leads the field and is joined by Hanna Alberto, who stands second overall, and Tori Gatling, tied for eighth place, among the top-10 individuals. Barrett improved two spots from Monday afternoon and stands even with 18 holes left to play. As a team, SHSU has accumulated a score of 590, 14 strokes above par.Houston Baptist is led by Kaity Cummings who followed up her day one performance with a 73 on Tuesday to sustain her fourth-place position among the field. The Huskies added two strokes to their overall score and currently sit in second place with a 592 (+16). Following a slow start that resulted in a +12 showing after the first nine holes, Cummings and her squad finished the back nine six strokes above par to claim a 297 (+9) for the day.Central Arkansas completed play Tuesday with a 302, placing its total team score at 590 for the tournament. Emma Svensson leads the Bears and stands tied for fifth individually with a 147 through the opening two days. UCA combined to knock down seven birdies during Tuesday’s competition but were plagued by 17 bogeys in the front nine.At 9 a.m., HBU will once again tee off alongside Sam Houston State in round three but this time will also be joined by Central Arkansas, as the top six teams in the tournament will compete in groups of three for the final round.Fourth-place Lamar (606, +30), fifth-place Stephen F. Austin (609, +33) and sixth-place Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (616, +40) will begin their third round together at 8:15 a.m.Leading off Wednesday will be seventh-place McNeese (622, +46) and eighth-place Incarnate Word (628, +52) with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m.last_img read more

Mourinho eyes £22m transfer for Rangers defender Barisic as Vertonghen replacement

first_imgTOTTENHAM are preparing for life with Jan Vertonghen by eyeing up a move for £22million-rated Rangers defender Borna Barisic.Vertonghen, 32, is out of contract at the end of this season and appears to be no closer to signing an extension.1 Tottenham are considering a swoop for Rangers left-back Borna Barisic, who is valued at £22mCredit: Willie Vass – The SunThe Belgian played at left wing-back in the 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday with Ben Davies not involved.Danny Rose is also nearing the exit door – his deal expires in 2021 but is currently on loan at Newcastle and his future looks set to be away from White Hart Lane.Japhet Tanganga – who like Vertonghen can play at centre-back or full-back – will also be leaving if he is not offered a new deal beyond this campaign.And now, according to, Spurs want to bring in left-back Barisic.The Rangers and Croatia ace, 27, has already featured 43 times this season for club and country, keeping 24 clean sheets.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursHe offers plenty going forward, too, and chips in with the odd goal, too, with two this term.Barisic signed for Rangers from NK Osijek for just £2.2m in 2018 but is now worth ten times that thanks to his performances under Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.It is understood plenty of clubs will be interested in him when the transfer window does reopen in the summer.Roma considered a January offer but with Gers unwilling to sell mid-season, they look on course to test the waters again.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongBarisic has 12 senior international caps to his name, making his debut in January 2017 against Chile and netting his first goal in March 2019 at home to Azerbaijan.Despite being named in the preliminary 32-man squad for the 2018 World Cup, he was axed for the final 23 as Croatia reached the final in Russia.Now, though, ahead of Euro 2020, Barisic has claimed the left-back spot to become a regular in the starting XI.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”” pod_component_config_loader_url=”″ src=””]Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youthlast_img read more

Klinsmann fired as US coach, Arena favoured

first_img While there is time to recover, given the top three teams qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia and the fourth-place finisher advances to a play-off against Asia’s No. 5 team, players seemed confused by Klinsmann’s tactics, such as a 3-4-1-2 formation. “Today, we made the difficult decision of parting ways with Jurgen Klinsmann,” Gulati said. “There were considerable achievements along the way … but there were also lesser publicised efforts behind the scenes. He challenged everyone in the US. Soccer community to think about things in new ways, and thanks to his efforts we have grown as an organization and expect there will be benefits from his work for years to come.” Arena was inducted into the US National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2010. As US coach, he led the Americans to the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals in the team’s best finish since 1930. NEW YORK (AP): Jurgen Klinsmann was fired as coach of the US football team yesterday, six days after a 4-0 loss at Costa Rica dropped the Americans to 0-2 in the final round of World Cup qualifying. Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena is the favourite to succeed Klinsmann. Arena coached the national team from 1998 to 2006. Qualifying resumes when the US hosts Honduras on March 24 and play four days later at Panama. “While we remain confident that we have quality players to help us advance to Russia 2018, the form and growth of the team up to this point left us convinced that we need to go in a different direction,” US Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said in a statement. “With the next qualifying match in late March, we have several months to refocus the group and determine the best way forward to ensure a successful journey to qualify for our eighth consecutive World Cup.” A former German star forward who has lived mostly in southern California since retiring as a player in 1998, Klinsmann replaced Bob Bradley in July 2011 and led the team to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup title and the second round of the 2014 World Cup, where the Americans lost to Belgium in extra time. But the US was knocked out by Jamaica in last year’s Gold Cup semi-finals and lost to Mexico in a play-off for a Confederations Cup berth. The team rebounded to reach the Copa America semi-finals before losing to Argentina 4-0. But this month Mexico beat the Americans 2-1 at Columbus, Ohio, in the first home qualifying loss for the US since 2001. And last week, the Americans were routed in Costa Rica, dropping to 0-2 in the hexagonal, as the final round of World Cup qualifying in North and Central America and the Caribbean is known. CONFUSING TACTICSlast_img read more

A-Rod: Yankees’ breathtaking offense could break records

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters FILE – In this Feb. 24, 2017, file photo, New York Yankees special advisor Alex Rodriguez speaks with CC Sabathia, who reflected in his sunglasses, ahead of a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in Tampa, Fla. Rodriguez thinks the Yankees’ “breathtaking” offense could break records this season. He arrived at spring training Monday, March 19, 2018 and had high praise for a lineup led by Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez thinks the New York Yankees’ “breathtaking” offense could break records this season.Rodriguez arrived at spring training Monday and had high praise for a lineup led by Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius. A-Rod is a team special adviser who has worked with a number of New York’s younger players.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Love to spend the rest of my life as a Yankee,” Rodriguez said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Happy to be back and see so much talent,” Rodriguez said Monday night. “It’s breathtaking.”The Yankees added Stanton, the NL MVP after hitting 59 homers and driving in 132 last season, in a December trade with Miami. Judge had 52 homers and 114 RBIs in winning the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year Award. Sanchez added 33 homers, and Gregorius went deep 25 times.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I can’t remember a time to see that type of lineup one-through-nine,” Rodriguez said.Rodriguez and Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner worked out a deal during the offseason to keep the former slugger involved with the team. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Hardaway, Beasley lead Knicks past depleted Bullslast_img read more

LIPA Executive Director Speaks of ‘Excellent Service’

first_imgThe executive director of the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) said the entity’s agenda for transformation to provide quality service to the public requires the practice of excellence and professionalism as the hallmarks of efficiency.Mr. Oblayon Blayon Nyemah Sr. considers capacity-building and adequate preparations for civil servants as the bedrock that would lead to the national development agenda.“We are charged with the responsibility to build human-capital to meet the national agenda for transformation,” Director Nyemah said.Mr. Nyemah made these comments in Monrovia at the institution’s recent graduation ceremony held for over 100 active civil servants who completed eight weeks of intensive training. According to Mr. Nyemah, employees who have properly defined terms of reference for their respective positions can detect some of their shortcomings simply because they have received professional training that has given them the knowledge to deal with such situations.LIPA is a beneficiary of the International Development Associates (IDA) financial sponsorship through the Liberian Government with a responsibility to modernize public service delivery through the training of government employees.“Quality learning is found at LIPA and the cost to get a credential from the entity is affordable even for people within the private sector. Our doors are open to the public for inquiries, should there arise doubts,” Mr. Nyemah assured.Moses Dalieh, a graduate who works at the Ministry of Education, congratulated LIPA for the Appraisal Management Program. He promised to implement what he has learned from the training.For her part, Mrs. Ramatta Y. Kogar, a nurse who works at the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs, said her achievement at LIPA is considered as an added value to her service, which she believes will be used to efficiently serve her institution.LIPA has both short and long term training programs that award successful candidates credentials that can be used not only in Liberia but in any part of the world. During the training, participants learned about organizational goals and objective analysis, writing project proposals and planning.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

New bursary aims to boost adult ed levels

first_imgAdults looking to upgrade their schooling to help prep them for college could see most of their program costs covered under a new bursary program at Northern Lights College.The NLC Foundation announced this week the award will cover 100 per cent of books and 75 per cent of program costs for those looking to upgrade.The funds are part of the new Career and College Preparation Bursary Fund. The college says it has seen slow enrollment pick up for its Career and College Preparation program, designed for those looking to finish their high school education, or upgrade to meet prerequisites for trades, vocational, or university studies.- Advertisement -Less than 200 students have enrolled since 2013.“These bursaries will be available to CCP students who have exhausted all other sources of funding for the September 2015 start,” Donna Kane, NLCF executive director, is quoted as saying in a release.“The students can be either full- or part-time, and would not be eligible for an Adult Upgrading Grant [formerly known as ABESAP].”Advertisementlast_img read more

Justin Trudeau sworn in as Prime Minister, cabinet officially announced and sworn in

first_img“On behalf of the Government of British Columbia, I want to congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his newly appointed cabinet ministers.I am pleased to see British Columbia will be well represented at the cabinet table. I know ministers Jody Wilson-Raybauld, Harjit Sajjan and Carla Qualtrough will be strong, passionate advocates not just for our province, but for our shared priorities, like renewing the Softwood Lumber Agreement, LNG development, increasing support forinternational trade, investing in infrastructure and immigration, as well as fully including First Nations in our diverse economy.Working on these priorities will ensure British Columbia continues to create jobs and grow its substantial contribution to confederation.I am looking forward to working with Prime Minister Trudeau and his cabinet as we continue to build a stronger, more-prosperous Canada and British Columbia.”Advertisement After the landslide victory for the Liberal party more than two weeks ago in the 42nd Federal Election, Justin Trudeau officially starts his first term as Prime Minister today.He was sworn in this morning at Rideau Hall.Altogether, the country saw the swearing in of 31 new cabinet ministers this morning:Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, also minister of intergovernmental affairs and youthMinister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale;Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay;Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion;Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum;Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett;President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison;Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Dominic LeBlanc;Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Singh Bains;Minister of Finance William Morneau;Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould;Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote;Minister of International Trade Chrystia Freeland;Minister of Health Jane Philpott;Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos;Minister of Transport Marc Garneau;Minister of International Development and La Francophonie Marie-Claude Bibeau;Minister of Natural Resources James Carr;Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly;Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier;Minister of Veterans Affairs Kent Hehr, also associate minister of National Defence;Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna;Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan;Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour MaryAnn Mihychuk;Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi;Minister of Democratic Institutions Maryam Monsef;Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Carla Qualtrough;Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Hunter Tootoo;Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan;Minister of Status of Women Patricia A. Hajdu;Minister of Small Business and Tourism Bardish Chagger.- Advertisement -Trudeau appointed 3 MPs from BC to join his cabinet:Jody Wilson-Raybould of Vancouver-Granville: Minister of JusticeHarjit Sajjan of Vancouver South: Minister of DefenceCarla Qualtrough of Delta: Minister of Sport and Persons with DisabilitiesLiberals won 17 out of 42 seats in BC – the majority of which are in Metro Vancouver.BC Premier Christy Clark issued a public statement following the new cabinet and government being sworn in, saying the following:Advertisementlast_img read more

37 foreign nationals face criminal charges

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City “The people targeted in these operations are career criminals who often prey on members of the immigrant community,” said Robert Schoch, special agent in charge for the ICE office of investigations in Los Angeles. “We want to send a clear message to foreign national gang members that ICE intends to deal strongly with those who ignore our immigration laws and place our neighborhoods at risk.” Operation Community Shield is an ongoing nationwide initiative in which ICE is partnering with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to address the public safety threat posed by transnational gangs. The strategy uses criminal prosecutions and administrative immigration arrests to disrupt gang activity and dismantle the organizations. The foreign nationals arrested as part of these latest ICE enforcement actions in Los Angeles are linked to more than a dozen different street gangs, including Canoga Park Alabama, San Fer, Vineland Boys, and Blythe Street. In addition to the San Fernando Valley, ICE agents made arrests today in Los Angeles and Palmdale. The majority of the gang members arrested by ICE in the two operations are from Mexico, but the group also includes foreign nationals from El Salvador and Guatemala. In the continuing crackdown on illegal criminal immigrants, 37 foreign nationals face federal criminal charges or deportation following the second of two major enforcement operations within as many weeks by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeting aliens with ties to violent street gangs in the San Fernando Valley. The latest arrests came as more than 200 ICE agents fanned out across the Valley this morning and in several other communities searching for foreign national gang members. Today’s operation, which netted 28 arrests, is the second of two major enforcement actions carried out by ICE targeting aliens linked to 15 violent Valley-based street gangs. The first operation, which took place September 20, resulted in nine gang members and gang associates being taken into custody. Among those arrested by ICE agents today was Jorge Torres, 31, a reputed member of the Project Boys, whose criminal record includes prior convictions for drug charges as well as battery on a police officer. Torres, who has been previously deported five times, has been indicted by the United States Attorney’s Office for re-entry after deportation, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Most of the remaining targets were taken into custody on administrative immigration violations. They will be held in ICE custody and scheduled for a deportation hearing before an immigration judge. Since Operation Community Shield was launched in February 2005, ICE agents nationwide have arrested more than 5,000 gang members and associates. Locally, ICE agents in Los Angeles have made more than 500 arrests since the initiative’s inception. ICE will continue to use its broad immigration authorities, both criminal and administrative, against gang members, as well as its customs authorities to target gang-related narcotics smuggling and money laundering activities. Operation Community Shield also involves strong cooperation with existing federal, state, and local anti-gang efforts. ———————————————– For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.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

Parks aplenty

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Following is a sampling of local parks. Others can be found at Griffith Park: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, at the junction of the Ventura and Golden State freeways. With more than 4,107 acres of natural terrain covered with California oak trees, wild sage and manzanita, Griffith Park is the largest municipal park and urban wilderness area in the United States. The park offers educational and cultural institutions, miles of hiking trails and a landmark merry-go-round. The park is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Trails close at sunset. The park also is home to the interim Griffith Park Observatory Satellite (the classic observatory is under construction until the second half of 2006), which is open from 1 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends. Admission for the satellite is free. The Los Angeles Zoo in the park is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closed on Christmas Day. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for children 2-12, free for children under 2. The park’s Museum of the American West brings the American West to life from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (open until 8 p.m. Thursdays). Travel Town, an outdoor museum of locomotives and rail cars at the park, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, and also is closed Christmas. (323) 913-4688. Hansen Dam Aquatic Center: 11798 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace. Enjoy water recreation, including fishing, boating and swimming, at the 40-acre park site. The center is open year-round, including holidays, but subject to closure during severe weather. Hours are generally from sunrise to sunset. Swim-lake area season begins in April. Call (818) 899-3779 for hours. Laurel Canyon Dog Park: 8260 Mulholland Drive, Studio City, features three acres of off-leash space for dogs, plus a fenced play area for children. (818) 766-8445. Sepulveda Basin Off-Leash Dog Park, 17550 Victory Blvd., Encino, a five-acre site that also includes a half-acre for small dogs. (818) 756-8190. Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area includes 30 parks managed by the National Park Service and the California State Parks agency. Some of the major parks are Franklin Canyon Ranch/Sooky Goldman Nature Center, Cold Creek Canyon/Valley Preserve and Stunt Ranch Reserve Area, Malibu Creek State Park, Zuma/Trancas canyons, Topanga State Park and Will Rogers State Historic Park. The National Park Service visitor center and headquarters is at 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 370-2301. Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area: 17017 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Ride on paved and dirt trails around the park and walk in the 225-acre wildlife area. See flora and fauna. Walks and group hikes can be arranged. The recreation area also features sporting fields, kayaking and fishing on Lake Balboa, an archery range, skate park and off-leash dog park. Hours are from 5:30 a.m to 10:30 p.m. Stoney Point Park: 10800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. The park is just south of the Ronald Reagan Freeway. This site is for people who want to rock-climb or hike. Susie Ryan, left, and Vaughn Ermoyan relax with their dogs on a Sunday afternoon at a picnic table at the Veterans Memorial Park in Sylmar. Photo by Tom Mendoza / Staff Photographer last_img read more


first_imgBOMB ATTACK UPDATED: Friends of newly-elected county councillor John O’Donnell say he is in shock after a suspected pipe bomb was left outside his home on Downings overnight.Independent John O’Donnell after being elected to Donegal County Council in May.The well-known businessman was contacted by Gardai last night to say they had been told a device had been left at one of his premises.A search of the area uncovered a pipe bomb device on top of a recreational vehicle parked at Councillor O’Donnell’s home at the seaside village. Speculation that another device was left otside a relative’s home in Kilmacrennan has not yet been confirmed.Donegal Daily now understand the Army Bomb Disposal team who had rushed to the scene of the Downings incident have now left.It is not known if a device was made safe or if it has yet been removed.Donegal Daily tried to contact Councillor O’Donnell but he was not answering his phone. A friend of Councillor O’Donnell said he is in shock.John, a son of the late Cllr Eddie O’Donnell, ran a superb election campaign during his first outing on the political scene.The friend said they didn’t know if the device was live or if the attack was anything to do with his political work.“John is a fairly relaxed guy and is trying to cope as best he can.“But the reality is that it is the summer months and Downings is a very busy area. “This is an attack on democracy and whoever put this here obviously doesn’t care,” he said.COUNCILLOR JOHN O’DONNELL IN SHOCK AFTER DEVICE LEFT OUTSIDE HIS DOWNINGS HOME was last modified: August 15th, 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:Bomb Disposal TeamCllr John O’DonnelldonegalDowningslast_img read more