Barrios Named Player of the Week for Fifth Time

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 at least 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Randi Brown, New Orleans; Taylor Baudoin, Central Arkansas. The Colonels are the No. 4 seed in the 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament and earned a bye into the second round. They will face the winner between No. 8 McNeese and No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday at 11 a.m. CT. All early round games of the Southland tournament will broadcast on ESPN3. FRISCO, Texas – For the fifth time this season, Nicholls junior guard Cassidy Barrios is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Sunday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls – Jr. – Guard – Raceland. La.Barrios ended the regular season with her 14th and 15th overall double-doubles, leading Nicholls to its eighth win in the last nine games to secure the No. 4 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament. In last week’s games, Barrios averaged 19.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals, 3.0 assists, and 2.0 blocks. With Nicholls leading by just one point at the break against Southeastern in the finale, Barrios took over in the second half with 16 points to lead the Colonels to their fourth-straight victory.last_img read more

Barca target shock Juan Foyth move after Spurs offer defender to other clubs

first_imgBARCELONA have emerged as shock contenders to sign out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur defender Juan Foyth, according to reports.The 22-year-old was highly-rated by former manager Mauricio Pochettino in North London.2 Foyth has been a rarely-spotted figure at Spurs this seasonCredit: ReutersBut since Jose Mourinho’s arrival, the ten-cap Argentina international has struggled to even make the substitutes’ bench – falling behind Japhet Tanganga in the pecking order.Having suffered an ankle injury in pre-season, Foyth had just returned to full fitness when Pochettino was axed – featuring in his compatriot’s final three games in charge.But he has only featured three times since – being completely cast aside by Mourinho following a mistake against Norwich City in December, after which the young centre-back was substituted at half-time.According to the Mirror, LaLiga champions Barcelona could rescue Foyth from his spell on the Spurs sidelines, seeing him as a cheap replacement for the seemingly outgoing Samuel Umtiti and Jean-Clair Todibo.A brave and talented distributor, Foyth would fit in to Barcelona’s traditional style of play.But his young career has been unfortunately littered with costly errors, having given away a number of goals – as well as being red carded at Bournemouth last season as a substitute.Having made only 32 appearances since moving to North London from Estudiantes in 2017, however, he has been unable to sustain a run of games in which to iron out his mistakes.And if they (Tottenham) won’t count on me, the best thing will be to find another club.Juan FoythAnd in the hunt for first-team football, he recently admitted that he could depart.He said: “You always want to play to feel like a player and feel good. It isn’t easy not to play either.”But I don’t know, we have to wait now for the transfer window to open.”If I am going to have opportunities here, I will be very comfortable. And if they won’t count on me, the best thing will be to find another club.”I would like to stay in Europe, all leagues have a high level.2 The Argentine was red-carded at Bournemouth last seasonCredit: AFP or licensorsMOST 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 InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”My wish is to play at the highest level as long as I can. The main thing is to play.”Barcelona are set for a busy summer, in which they have to carefully juggle their finances in order to afford all of their key targets.Neymar and Lautaro Martinez are believed to be at the top of their wishlist – while Foyth’s team-mate Tanguy Ndombele is also on their radar.Gabriel Jesus and Juan Foyth pull out incredible skills as bitter rivals Argentina and Brazil battle in Copa America finallast_img read more

Wests Tigers announce Nines squad

first_imgLuke Brooks is set to make his first ever NRL Auckland Nines appearance, with the tournament set to take place on February 4 and 5 at Eden Park.As well as Brooks, Head Coach Jason Taylor has named experienced forwards Elijah Taylor, Joel Edwards, Ava Seumanufagai and Sauaso Sue to bolster the side.Taylor will captain the side at Eden Park, with Sue to feature as vice-captain.A host of exciting rookies will also make the trip over to Auckland, with Matt Eisenhuth, Watson Heleta, Esan Marsters and Bayley Sironen looking to impress as they strive for an NRL debut in 2017.New recruit Matt McIlwrick will pull on the Wests Tigers jersey for the first time, with the dummy-half joining the Club from the Cronulla Sharks.The 18-man squad features a number players familiar with the nine-a-side concept, with Justin Hunt, Kevin Naiqama, Jack Littlejohn, Kyle Lovett, Michael Chee Kam, Heleta, Seumanufagai and Sue all playing in last year’s tournament with Wests Tigers.Both Chee Kam and Naiqama have featured in all three previous NRL Auckland Nines tournaments.Wests Tigers have been drawn in the Rangitoto Pool and will come up against the Newcastle Knights, Brisbane Broncos and Melbourne Storm.WESTS TIGERS 2017 AUCKLAND NINES SQUADJosh AloiaiLuke BrooksMichael Chee KamJoel EdwardsMatt EisenhuthJJ FeliseWatson HeletaJustin HuntJack LittlejohnKyle LovettEsan MarstersMatt McIlwrickKevin NaiqamaJordan RankinAva SeumanufagaiBayley SironenSauaso SueElijah Taylorlast_img read more

Tongan athletes to perform at HPTC

first_imgThe Games will be hosted in Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa.     The Prime Minister of Tonga, Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva met the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill in a bilateral meeting between the two countries on Monday January 18, 2015.A statement issued by Tonga prime minister’s office says: “The main purpose of the (Tonga’s) Prime Minister’s visit to PNG is to further strengthen the economic and social cooperation between the two countries in the sports arena.“As the nation who has most recently hosted the Pacific Games, PNG has indeed set the benchmark at the highest standard – an esteemed position that the Government of Tonga aspires to meet.“The Government of PNG has committed to assist Tonga with the reconstruction of Teufaiva Stadium for track and field events. Additionally, PNG will also assist Tonga with its High Performance Centre where elite sportsmanship will be prepared to represent Tonga in the Pacific Games and other international sporting events.“Notwithstanding the challenges presented with the planning and preparation for an event of such magnitude, the Government of Tonga remains committed to hosting the 2019 Pacific Games.”In the bilateral dialogue, the topics of West Papua, Climate Change, Pacific Regional Cooperation, and strengthening diplomatic ties were discussed.“The Prime Minister of PNG has accepted the Prime Minister of Tonga’s invitation for a delegation from Papua New Guinea led by the Minister for Sports and Tourism, Justin Tkatchenko MP, to visit Tonga at the earliest opportunity to share their experiences of planning and preparing of a Pacific Games, and to continue dialogue and mutual cooperation,” the statement stated.last_img read more

Rocco Maiorino: “We will try until the last day by Jonathan Viera”

first_imgThe grancanario Aridai Cabrera was presented on Wednesday morning as a new player of the Las Palmas Sports Union until June 30, 2022. The one who was a player of RCD Mallorca last seasons said that with the vermilion team “I will always be grateful because He went to the first place I went when I left Las Palmas, where I had two consecutive promotions and I always felt very loved, although this year I was in the First Division and it was not the important thing I wanted to be. I had an injury in the preseason, then I relapsed and it was difficult for me to enter the team. I made the decision to terminate for the interest shown by Las Palmas “.He admits that “I have always wanted to come here, since it is the club of my land”, remembering that “years ago I could never do it. The UD gives me the opportunity to come with a clear objective and clear ideas, so I didn’t think about it. That is why I have to thank the entity, the president and Toni Otero for facilitating my arrival here. I am very excited to go home and hope to help and do my best. ”He explained that “I have been training hard for more than a month, although I was injured for a long time at the beginning of the season, but I am already better and training well. I can contribute a lot of defensive work and in the overflow attack, assists and I hope that many goals. I have always played for the band, but I will do it wherever the coach decides. I have no preference for playing on the left, on the right or in the center, “he said.He saw the match live against Real Zaragoza, commenting that in his tenure “the team competed and had good moments. That goal that gave us the 3 points was missing. While creating opportunities, the goal will come. We will try to meet the goal of being there I think the team was not bad since he tried everything, but sometimes we are lucky that you hit him badly and he enters you and other times, like yesterday, that he does not get in. The team is already fighting nothing to be there until the final. There is a template to spare and I got promoted last year when nobody bet on us. There’s plenty of equipment here and we all row together ”. He revealed that “I have a great friendship with Deivid and I talked to him a lot. He convinced me that this was a big family and that he was coming home. I am very grateful”. The UD Las Palmas sports director, the Italian Rocco Maiorino, commented on Viera’s situation that “We will try until the last day for Jonathan. It’s very difficult, but I wouldn’t talk about Jonathan now because he’s not with us. I keep the template we have, I am very happy with it and it is a phenomenal group of professionals. Everyone will step forward to achieve the goal. “He was surprised to say that “The workforce is closed at 99%. We have to start recovering the casualties we have had, because we are getting used to having many injured and those who are missing can contribute us a lot. We are playing games with difficulties. We will continue with the conviction that we are a large group. “ Asked about possible departures, he said that “all I can say is that we have a negotiation for Josep pending closing, but if it closes, it will stay here until the end of the season,” while as for Tana, he added that “he is with the group and we hope his topic is completed. We are waiting for a document from the Chinese team but, for now, he is with us.”From the last signing, Aridai Cabrera, revealed that it is a player who “arrives free and signs contract until 2022. It is an end from Mallorca, a son of this land, so we are very happy that it has arrived. It is a position that we needed to strengthen due to the casualties we have had with the injuries of Drolé, Cedrés and Narváez. We have had that need and can also play on the left, right and center. I’m sure he will give us a lot. “Finally, he was questioned about the performance of the yellows against Real Zaragoza, which was lost in the final stretch (0-1), stating that “the team did not deserve to lose because we made a great game.”Aridai Cabrera: “We climbed last year when nobody bet on us”The former player of RCD Mallorca He believes that his new team, Las Palmas, “is fighting and nothing to be there until the end; there is a template to spare.”last_img read more

Batangas-EAC, Centro Escolar prevail

first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding NCAA titlist San Beda draws tough Adamson in QF Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College blew a 25-point lead before holding off AMA to prevail, 97-95, in the PBA D-League Foundation Cup on Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. In the other match, Centro Escolar University hammered out a 97-79 win over Marinerong Pilipino to improve to 3-2. MP dropped to 2-3 in a tie with with Batangas-EAC, which snapped a two-game skid. —IVAN RUIZ L. SUING, TRAINEEADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

2018 will be more difficult for sugar workers – former Tug Captain

first_img…berates outgoing CEO for performanceBy Shemuel FanfairA former Tug Captain attached to the Wales Sugar Estate, Gordon Thomas has expressed much despondency regarding the future of sugar workers across the country, indicating the difficulties that lie ahead for the industry.This comes in light of reports that some 4000 sugar workers will lose their jobs by year-end.Former Tug Captain at Wales Sugar Estate, Gordon ThomasThomas, a vocal critic against the closure of the estates, told Guyana Times in a recent interview that much of the recent misfortunes registered in the ailing industry should be attributed to outgoing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Errol Hanoman. The CEO is expected to part ways with the State entity when his contract expires at the end of this year.“It’s a great relief not only to the people in Wales but in the whole industry that Hanoman is finally gone. He misled this Government but there’s a saying: ‘too late, too late shall be the cry’… at the end of the day, the peoples’ cries were on Hanoman; workers are pleased that he is gone,” Thomas told this newspaper.Hanoman had resigned from the position under the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government in 2010, after just one year serving in the post and was rehired after the coalition Administration assumed office in 2015. On both occasions, it was reportedly observed that personal commitments were responsible for his leaving. Thomas, nevertheless, berated Hanoman for his performance, saying that the official did not make use of allocations from the State to assist in the industry’s operations.“2018 will continue to be more a difficult time for sugar workers, not only in Wales but in the entire industry. People continuing to feel the brunt, because there is no increase, no API and people’s morale are very low because of the management of GuySuCo,” the former Wales Tug Captain observed.In 2015, production reached 200,000 tonnes, but at the end of December last year, it was announced that 2016’s figure (183,652 tonnes) was the lowest production since 1990 when 129,920 tonnes of sugar had been recorded.Thomas further claimed that the current Administration has not been employing suitable managers to effectively run the industry.“The Government listens and takes instructions from people who don’t even have an idea of running this industry. It is a very sad moment for sugar workers. Unless you put the right people to run the industry, you wouldn’t get good results,” Thomas contended.His comments come on the heels of his fellow sugar workers highlighting the strain of not having enough money to meet their basic needs following the closure of the Wales Estate on December 31, 2016. To date, many workers are still coping without their severance payments as they opted against taking up employment at Uitvlugt Estate, located some 22 miles away.Some of the workers remarked that their wives were the only ones working which in some instances is putting a strain on how couples relate to one another. One of the workers who is awaiting his severance payment told this newspaper on Sunday that at times of argument, he was subjected to statements whereby his wife reminded him of his employment status.“All like how I am not working, sometime, you hearing wrong talk and all kind ah thing,” the former sugar worker who declined to be identified had observed.Since the closure of Wales, there has been the scaling down of other estates across the country – more than 3000 sugar workers across the Enmore, Skeldon and Rose Hall Estates were given letters of redundancy, in which their services were terminated.Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) President Komal Chand had remarked that Government could take steps to salvage the industry, saying that dismissed workers could be rehired so that they could properly provide for themselves and families.“We hope that these workers will be quickly rehired because they are facing very difficult times putting their children in school and to live,” Chand told Guyana Times earlier this month.last_img read more

Hit-run suspect turns himself in

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – A motorist suspected in a hit-and-run collision that seriously injured the other driver has surrendered to authorities, officials said Thursday. Timothy Robert Melville Jr., 22, of Castaic, turned himself in Monday and was subsequently charged with leaving the scene of an accident and driving with a suspended license, prosecutors said. Authorities said he was driving a 1978 pickup truck on March28 when he collided head-on with a car driven by Pilar DeVillavicenzo, 46. DeVillavicenzo’s car was then struck by a vehicle driven by Perre Lyon, 39, who was following behind her. Melville abandoned his truck on The Old Road and ran off, officials said. DeVillavicenzo was hospitalized with a broken arm and facial lacerations. Authorities are also investigating whether Melville was involved in a suspicious fire that burned his truck and an adjacent vehicle that were being stowed in a tow yard. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 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

Paintball gun death sparks lawsuit again

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityA KEE Action Sports spokesman said he couldn’t comment. MARTINEZ – An El Dorado County man whose wife was killed in a paintball accident is suing the company that makes the guns, claiming the company has failed to warn consumers about possible dangers. Colette Contois, 37, of Cameron Park, died in February 2004 after a teenager removed a valve while disassembling his paint gun, causing a charged carbon-dioxide cylinder to strike the back of her head. Two years later, her husband, Mark Contois, received an $8 million settlement under which manufacturer National Paintball Supply agreed to warn consumers about valves sold before June 2003. In exchange, Contois agreed to dismiss his original lawsuit. On Friday, Contois filed a new lawsuit against KEE Action Sports, which acquired National Paintball Supply, in Contra Costa County Superior Court, alleging that the company has not lived up to its agreement to warn players. last_img read more

LETTERKENNY SET TO TWIN WITH DERRY FOR HERITAGE STREETS ALIVE THIS WEEKEND

first_imgLETTERKENNY and Derry are coming together this Saturday to mark Heritage Week in a unique cross-border event.The Heritage Streets Alive 2015 project is set to host a special day of culture from 11.00 – 4.30 pm in Letterkenny’s Church Lane and Derry’s Fountain Street and Chamberlain Street.The day of culture and events is open to all communities and is the perfect opportunity to experience three special and historic streets in Donegal and Derry. The Heritage Streets Alive day of culture will be broken into three parts starting at Letterkenny’s Church Lane from 11.00am – 12.30pm, Fountain Street, Derry from 2.30 – 3.15pm and Chamberlain Street, Derry 3.30 – 4.30pm.The day will include a world premiere of Blue Ribbon Performing Art’s walking play written by Evelyn Cullen – specially created for the day. Millennium goalkeeper Seamus Hoare will unveil a new mural by artist Bernie Wilson.There will also be performances from Breakout Youth Group and singer/songwriter Maria McCormack, poetry readings and recitals, comedy sketches, traditional music, storytelling, home industries and crafts, dancers, visits along the streets and sampling of difference produces and art collections.The Heritage Streets Alive 2015 project was launched in June and is lead by Built Environment Educator and Creative Visionary, Mary Kerrigan. The idea behind the project was to invite local people from the three historic streets in Donegal and Derry to inquire into the strengths of their streets and later co-creating a better future for them. Since meeting workshop participants in Letterkenny and Derry have shared great stories of the things that make them special and unique – past and present. Commenting on the day of culture and events throughout Donegal and Derry, Mary Kerrigan said, “The workshops were a great success and when we met the people who lived, worked or owned properties in Letterkenny’s Church Lane and Derry~Londonderry’s Fountain Street and Chamberlain Street, we discovered common key underlying contributory factors.“These included things like great people, close networks of family, friends and neighbours and strong mutually supportive community ties. Other special things included still largely intact terraces of solid Victorian and Edwardian houses – some brick, some stone – and other buildings full of character and architectural richness.“With all that specialness in their back pockets the mixed groups have leapt into a better future in 2020. Part of Heritage Week, the sequence of events presents each street’s 2020 vision in fun and creative ways – the very best of what these historic streets have to offer. We’re looking forward to a great day and we hope as many people as possible come along to experience it.”Adding to this Cathedral Quarter secretary, Donnan Harvey, said, “The interest from the public has been brilliant with lots of organisations and individuals getting involved and giving their time in a voluntary capacity. None of the visions would be possible without them.“Everyone involved appreciates the contributions from the public and the day of culture on 29th August will see an overall vision for each of the three streets. We hope to see a great turnout and we’d like to invite as many people as possible to come along and be part of the transformation.” The Heritage Streets Alive event on Saturday, 29th August will involve some walking and may include uphill and short flights of steps. Anyone coming to the event will also have to arrange their own travel arrangements between the three streets. For further information on the event visit www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on or contact Cathedral Quarter secretary Donnan Harvey on 086 345 2457 or donnanharvey@hotmail.com. Follow the Cathedral Quarter committee and their campaign on Facebook or on Twitter @SaveChLane.This project is funded and supported by: The Heritage Council, Derry City and Strabane District Council, Donegal County Council, Cathedral Quarter community group, Letterkenny, Peace Walls Project, International Fund for Ireland and Holywell Trust.LETTERKENNY SET TO TWIN WITH DERRY FOR HERITAGE STREETS ALIVE THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by John2Share 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:DerryHeritage Weekletterkennystreets alivelast_img read more