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SFA, HBU Lead Preseason All-Conference Volleyball Squads

first_img Katelyn Mueller Jr. OH Abilene Christian Sugar Land, Texas FRISCO, Texas – Defending conference champion Stephen F. Austin and Houston Baptist placed three student-athletes apiece on the 2019 Southland Preseason All-Conference volleyball team, the league announced Thursday.The Ladyjacks earned a pair of automatic first-team selections, including 2018 Tournament Most Valuable Player Danae Daron and reigning Setter of the Year Ann Hollas. Junior Maddie Miller was named a second-team honoree as a defensive specialist. Daron led the league last year with a .347 hitting percentage, while Hollas averaged 6.34 assists per match. SFA is looking for another successful season after concluding 2018 with a 32-3 overall record and a flawless 16-0 run through their conference play en route to a regular-season title. The Ladyjacks then completed a four-match sweep at the Southland Conference Tournament in order to claim the title and secure an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Their season concluded with a loss to No. 5 Texas at the Austin regional of the NCAA Tournament.HBU’s trio of selections features junior outside hitter Mikayla Vivens, who claimed an automatic qualifier spot on the first team. Vivens is joined on the preseason squad by Kelly Colwell and Megan Patillo, who were voted to the second team. Houston Baptist concluded its 2018 campaign with a 16-16 overall record and an 8-8 mark in Southland play, cementing the No. 5 seed at the conference tournament.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi adds a pair of preseason honorees in first-team member Madison Green and second teamer Julia Carter. The duo will look to help the Islanders challenge after finishing the 2018 season with an 8-8 Southland record. Green racked up 12 double-double performances and a league-best triple-doubles. She also ranked second in the conference with 35 aces. Carter makes her way onto the preseason squad after leading the Islanders with 3.05 points and 2.71 kills per set last season.Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, UIW, McNeese, Northwestern State and Sam Houston State each captured one selection, rounding out the 2019 preseason squads. UIW’s Bethany Clapp, McNeese’s Keegan Nelms and Northwestern State’s Hannah Brister earned automatic selections after concluding the 2018 season as all-conference honorees. Abilene Christian’s Katelyn Mueller, Central Arkansas’ Elizabeth Armstrong and Sam Houston State’s Breanne Chausse were voted onto the second-team roster.Of the 14 spots on the preseason all-conference teams, 11 are comprised by Texas natives. The remaining three positions are occupied by Louisiana, Oklahoma and New York products.Returning players from the 2018 All-Conference first and second teams are automatically named to the 2019 Preseason all-conference teams. Vacant positions are nominated and voted upon by the conference’s head coaches. Voting for one’s own players is not permitted. Bethany Clapp1 So. OH UIW Corpus Christi, Texas Elizabeth Armstrong Sr. S Central Arkansas League City, Texas Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown Keegan Nelms1 Sr. OH McNeese Santa Fe, Texas First Team                                                                                                                                                                                                           Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown Megan Patillo Jr. MB Houston Baptist Bixby, Okla. Madison Green1 Sr. RS/S Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Dripping Springs, Texas Second Team                                                                                                                                                                                                     center_img Kelly Colwell So. OH Houston Baptist Friendswood, Texas Danae Daron1 Sr. MB Stephen F. Austin Crosby, Texas Mikayla Vivens1 Jr. OH Houston Baptist San Antonio, Texas Hannah Brister1 Jr. OH Northwestern State Paincourtville, La. Maddie Miller Jr. DS Stephen F. Austin Lorena, Texas Breanne Chausse So. OH/RS Sam Houston State Coppell, Texas Ann Hollas1 Sr. S Stephen F. Austin Longview, Texas Julia Carter So. MB/OH Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Buffalo, N.Y. 1 – 2018 All-Conference Selectionlast_img read more

Ole waited all year to hit back at Jose & made sure he got him where it hurts

first_imgOLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER waited six months to do it.But when he finally stuck the knife into Jose Mourinho he made sure that he got right to the heart of the Special One.3 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has finally stuck the knife into Jose MourinhoCredit: GettyFor he made clear that he sees his Old Trafford predecessor as a whinger.Solskjaer had kept a dignified silence over the Tottenham manager’s claim back in September that Manchester United had become “worse than last season.”He also claimed it was “sad” to see the decline of the club that sacked him in December 2018 and brought in Solskjaer.But the Norwegian lived up to his playing days nickname of the Baby-Faced Assassin as he first held back on winding up relations with Mourinho before Sunday’s crucial confrontation between their clubs – which looks likely to be called off amid the coronavirus outbreak.He first declared when asked about his predecessor’s comments: “I’d rather not speak about other teams and other manager’s teams.”3 The Red Devils are now 11 games unbeaten after the 5-0 win over LASK last nightCredit: EPAThen he went for it – effectively calling out Mourinho for complaining over the loss to injury of star front men Harry Kane and Son.Solskjaer, meanwhile, has been without No 1 front man Marcus Rashford since mid-January.The 19–goal top scorer is recovering from back surgery and may not play again this season.Anthony Martial was also missing from Thursday’s 5-0 Europa League drubbing of LASK while Paul Pogba has been out since just after the start of the campaign with major ankle problems.Asked about the loss of the trio he agreed that life for him had become more difficult without Pogba and Rashford, saying: “Yeah, but I don’t talk about those two, do I?“I want to focus on the ones who are fit and the ones I have got.“There’s a chance for new players to challenge for a place in the team. It’s part and parcel of this game that you do have injuries.“We’ve managed well without some of our top players this season.”3And he left little to the imagination when he made clear that since he initially took over as temporary manager before being give a three-year deal 12 months ago that he had been cleaning up the mess left by Mourinho.He has signed Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Dan James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and brought in Odion Ighalo on loan although he has suggested he wants the Nigerian to be signed permanently from Shanghai Shenuha in the summer.More players, including Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish and James Maddison, are on the radar and he declared of the work done so far: “I felt a lot needed to be changed.“We’ve signed four players [five including Ighalo] and lost quite a few and promoted from within, lots of youngsters.“I don’t know how dramatic those changes have been. I don’t think it feels dramatic for the squad and the ones that were here. We needed certain pieces in the puzzle and they’ve worked.”MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsUnited are now unbeaten in 11 games and will be fighting for fourth place.He said: “I believe that we’re going places. I believe that we’re on the track that Man United need to be on.“There are different cultures at different clubs and different ways of doing things and believe in the way we do things at Man United now.“I don’t necessarily believe in everything we’ve done before but at the moment I believe in what we’re doing.“I think I’m the right man but I’m not going to sit here and talk about that. The proof is in the pudding at the end of the day.”LATEST MAN UTD NEWSLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingLong before the coronavirus pandemic Mourinho is alleged to have called Paul Pogba a virus in the dressing room.Since then United’s £89m record buy has been seeking a move with a return to Juventus or a switch to Real Madrid his favoured options.Bruno Fernandes looked to be his £68m replacement when he arrived in January but Solskjaer anticipates that the pair could make sweet music together.He maintained: “We want the best players on the pitch together.“It sounds exciting and I’m looking forward to it.”José Mourinho jokes Man United should be awarded 2017-18 title after finishing second to FFP breach Man Citylast_img read more

Over 140 city businesses owe M&CC taxes – Mayor

first_imgOver 100 city businesses proprietors have failed to pay taxes and according to Mayor Ubraj Narine, this results in the build-up of garbage in Georgetown.Several photos began circulating on social media on Friday morning of overflowing bins throughout the capital city which saw City Hall coming in for a massive backlash.However, at a press conference later on Friday, Mayor Narine revealed that the overflow was as a result of damages to the tyres of the lone tractor owned by the City Council.A replacement of the tyres is difficult to obtain locally, he said, which saw the garbage bins throughout Georgetown being left unattended for the past three days. Further, it is expensive to buy new tractors, the Mayor said.The Mayor then lambasted some 144 “high-end businesses” in Georgetown which have failed to pay their taxes and who owes City Hall billions.According to Narine, City Hall is willing to procure two additional tractors, however, this is difficult since the finances are unavailable.“There is only one tractor we have at this moment to remove all those skip bins and that tractor is currently down…however, we can do better but only if we get the resources from the taxpayers then we would be able to have two more tractors. There is a list with 144 business entities that due us tax and if these taxes can be paid up to the City Council we will get the additional tractors so that we will be able to do a better job…they owe us billions, these high-end businesses,” Narine revealed.The Mayor is urging the businesses to pay up monies owed, which will make the work of City Hall less strenuous, since according to Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentor, the monies for the tractor cannot be obtained from the Communities Ministry.“This is a teamwork, this is a job that the ratepayers themselves, especially those in the commercial community, has to do…we just can’t be going to the religious communities and tapping the Central Government resources to be able to get these other machineries There are allocation of funds in the subvention that we will use to buy some other machineries but there are other departments that also have needs and we have already allocated funds for those things so it is very important for the business community to play their part,” Mentor urged.Director of Solid Waste, Walter Narine, however, said efforts were being made to have the skip bins cleared.He reiterated the Mayor and Deputy Mayor’s call, noting that the City Council is doing its part and as such, he implored businesses to do theirs.“These waste primarily comes from the business community and we are expending a lot of resources and time to clean up waste in the business communities. We have a business truck that traverse the business community every morning, we have street orderly that walks the street to clean up garbage, we put those bins at those locations because before those bins, you had mountains of garbage every single day in front of those businesses.”He added that the businesses which are not paying their taxes are putting tremendous pressure on the municipality’s finances.last_img read more

Health care prognosis

first_imgPacoima A life deprived Re: “Activists plead Ruby’s case to mayor” (Feb. 21): “She’s not with other elephants, but she has a good relationship with her keepers,” said zoo spokesman Jason Jacobs. Are you kidding me? Would you want to live a life deprived of interaction with your own species? The human prison guards offer Ruby nothing except for the sad realization that she is being held captive in solitary confinement, unable to determine her own fate or live a life worthy of an elephant. The problem with the officials at the L.A. Zoo is they continue to put the interests of the animals as their last priority. How many years does this debate have to continue? Let this poor elephant have a few quality moments to stretch her legs and twist trunks with another elephant before she dies. – Amber Avines Sun Valley The Reagan defense As “Scooter” Libby’s trial slowly grinds to a close, it is apparent that he remembers quite a bit: who he met and when, under whose direction these meetings were requested, in what order those meetings took place, and the substance and purpose of his various conversations. However, when asked about the very nature of the Plame CIA leak, and whom he told what regarding this, Libby has, for all intents responded, “I don’t remember.” This smacks sickeningly of the Reagan defense during the Iran-Contra scandal. When those who actually voted for this administration are asked why, perhaps they should do like Libby too, and quietly say, “I don’t remember.” – Bradley J. Kayl North Hollywood Acute Obamamania Why are movie stars making the “news” more and more everyday? I can see “Entertainment Tonight” or some “Access Hollywood” shows, but why are they in our papers and 7 o’clock news more and more each night? Yes, Britney Spears shaved her head and checked in and out of rehab in the same day and, yes, Nicole Richie pleaded not guilty to her DUI charge, but is this really newsworthy? Is the fact that celebrities are following and adoring upcoming presidential candidate Obama “news”? I think news should be more on the reasons why these celebrities want to honor and follow Obama. I want to know why this future presidential candidate is so popular among the stars, not what popular stars are supporting him. – Cassie Maruca Northridge 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Panorama City Hospital dumping I was an emergency room nurse in the Valley for years, places like Rancho Encino, North Hollywood Medical Center and Lake View Medical Center. They are all gone. Last week they demolished Granada Hills Hospital and those four are just a few that no longer exist in the Los Angeles area. How many more are financially hanging on by their fingernails? Where will you get medical help when they are gone? If an ambulance brings a homeless patient to a hospital for treatment does that mean the hospital becomes responsible for that person forever? Is it the hospital’s responsibility to find that person a home? A job? If it becomes a hospital’s legal obligation to start warehousing people, a lot more are going to go out of business. – Michael A. Leptuch, R.N. Re: “Today’s health care gets new prognosis – for better or worse” (Feb. 21): Today’s health care might be technologically advanced, but the human touch is definitely lacking. When one walks into an emergency room, there is no consideration for the pain and discomfort of the patient and instead we are greeted with crowded rooms and bitter nurses. Dr. Herbert Rubin has a great attitude toward patients and his services; patients are people who matter. Instead of investing so much money in machines, there should be more funds for the education of humanity behind the medical field. – Christian Aldama last_img read more

Head of state teachers’ union visits Whittier schools

first_imgWHITTIER – Barbara Kerr, president of the powerful California Teachers Association, visited schools in the Whittier City School District on Thursday. Kerr toured school sites, meet with district administrators and school board members, then attended an afternoon rally with teachers, who continue to be at odds with the district over stalled contract talks. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

New Spurs stadium ‘best in the world’ for Pochettino

first_img“I think it is amazing, everyone was surprised by the magnitude of the project,” said Pochettino.“The stadium is the best in the world, we can confirm that now. Every space is the best I have seen in my life, you can’t compare that with anything.“It’s an amazing project, it is going to be fantastic for the future of the club. It is going to be a massive boost for our fans and it must be for our players too.”Pochettino’s future seems very much tied to Spurs’ exciting new venture as talk of him being appointed Manchester United’s next permanent manager was ended by the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Thursday.Solskjaer’s impressive spell as caretaker boss included a 1-0 win over Pochettino’s men at Wembley in January and the Argentine offered his congratulations to the Norwegian on being handed a three-year deal.“I need to congratulate him and wish him all the best now he is officially the new manager of Manchester United,” said Pochettino.“I am not going to talk about rumours and in this period there is going to be more rumours but there is nothing I can do about it.“If it is not this, speculation is going to come around from another club. We are so focused on our job.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thumbs up: Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham’s new stadium is the best in the world © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 29 – Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino believes the club’s state-of-the-art new stadium has been worth waiting for after months of delays.Spurs trained at the 62,000 capacity venue for the first time on Thursday and will play for the first time there on Wednesday against Crystal Palace.last_img read more

FIVE YOUTHS ARRESTED FOLLOWING INISHOWEN ARSON ATTACKS

first_imgGardai investigating a spate of arson attacks in Inishowen have arrested five young men aged between 17 to 24.One was detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act 1939 and the other four under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.A 17 year old male was released from custody at Buncrana last and the other four remain in custody. Two of those who are in custody are in Buncrana, the other two in Letterkenny.Gardai say there have been eleven incidents of fires in Buncrana and its environs.The attacks have been random and some have occurred in isolated rural areas. Properties targeted included unoccupied buildings, farm sheds, vehicles and a health centre.Acting chief fire officer Bobby McMenamin had appealed to people to stop light fires as panic set across the Inishowen Peninsula. One young mother told Donegaldaily that she was terrified after her three young children had to be woken from their beds in the early hours of Monday last as a fire raged at the back of her home in Buncrana.EndsFIVE YOUTHS ARRESTED FOLLOWING INISHOWEN ARSON ATTACKS was last modified: August 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: ALL THE FUN OF THE CHURCHILL FAIR!

first_imgGREAT CRAIC! THE FUNFAIR AT CHURCHILL ANNUAL FAIRTHE  18th annual Churchill fair attracted thousands of visitors to the Co Donegal village over the weekend.All proceeds from the celebrations went to Donegal Pet Rescue.With thanks to James Sharkey for the pictures! SMILE ALL ROUND AT THE CHURCHILL FAIRSNAPPING THE SNAPPER AT THE CHURCHILL FAIRBABY’S FIRST CHURCHILL FAIR!DANCING ON THE STREETS – LITERALLY!HAVING A PARTY AT THE CHURCHILL FAIRNO CARS HERE! CHURCHILL MAIN STREETALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE!HOPE YOU DIDN’T MISS THE MATCH LADIES!PICTURE SPECIAL: ALL THE FUN OF THE CHURCHILL FAIR! was last modified: July 23rd, 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:PICTURE SPECIAL: ALL THE FUN OF THE CHURCHILL FAIR!last_img read more

GARDA TRIED TO TAKE HER LIFE AFTER SEX ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT – COURT TOLD

first_imgA female Garda has revealed how she tried to take her own life after being sexually assaulted and harassed by a fellow Garda, a court has heard.Letterkenny Circuit Court is today continuing to hear harrowing details of the case against a married Garda.The Garda, who is in his 30s, denies seven charges of sexual assault and two charges of harassment against two female colleagues. Today’s evidence has so far consisted of defence barrister Peter Nolan cross-examining the first female Garda to make the claims.The incidents are all alleged to have happened between November 2010 and May 2011.The woman again revealed how she was sexually assaulted by the other officer on thee occasions – twice in the Garda station they worked and once in a patrol car.The woman revealed how she is “one hundred per cent sure” how she knows the man rubbed his erect penis against her.Mr Nolan read some of the woman’s statement back to her in which it was mentioned she tried to take her own life during the alleged campaign of harassment.Mr Nolan asked the woman why, as a trained officer, did she not make a formal complaint until much later.The woman replied “My head was spinning and my stomach was turning and I was processing all these thought. Does she think we’re having an affair with him.”Mr Nolan replied “Surely this was the time to scotch all these rumours and to say he was sexually assaulting you. It was up to you to make a complaint.“You had him there and a Sergeant you trusted and you were almost vomiting. You never made a complaint until this statement.“Why didn’t you nip this in the bud when you had the opportunity to do this? If you had made the complaint none of this prosecution would before the courts.”He then claimed this was a “storm in a teacup” to get back at the accused.“I think what you are saying is absurd,” answered the woman.Mr Nolan answered the only absurd thing was three years later that she was now here as if her world had fallen apart.“You are a very callous man. I would disagree with 90% of what you have said,” replied the woman.Again some leading members of the Garda force are in court including Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn.The case continues.COPYRIGHT DONEGALDAILY.COMGARDA TRIED TO TAKE HER LIFE AFTER SEX ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT – COURT TOLD was last modified: October 31st, 2013 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:Gardasex assaultlast_img read more

PROTEST TO BE HELD AS COUNCILLORS MEET IRISH WATER

first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay will place a protest picket outside Donegal County Council’s office in Lifford on Monday when councillors will meet with representatives of Irish Water.Cllr Mac Giolla EasbuigSpokesperson Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig wants other councillors to join the protest instead of meeting with irish Water.He said, “As a councillor I see no value in meeting with Irish Water. I have been calling on people not to engage with Irish Water which includes not registering for their charges and not paying. Consistent with this, I will not be meeting with Irish Water in Lifford. This is a body which has wasted enormous resources in a chaotic, unnecessary and unwanted water meter installation programme instead of getting to grips with the real problems and waste in our public water supply. It should be disbanded and the council should resume responsibility in this area.” “I was heavily criticised by some councillors for not attending a previous meeting with Irish Water in Carrick-on-Shannon back in October. I said then it would be a complete waste of time. After the meeting those councillors who had been critical of me publicly admitted the meeting had been pointless. I would ask those councillors to now join with us on the protest rather than sitting down with Irish Water.”The public are invited to join the protest picket outside the Council offices at 10am on Monday.“Come along and let Irish Water know that we will not be registering with them, that we do not want their water meters and most importantly of all, we will not pay their charges,” said Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig.PROTEST TO BE HELD AS COUNCILLORS MEET IRISH WATER was last modified: January 23rd, 2015 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:Donegal County CouncilIrish WaterprotestPubliclast_img read more