Twenty-One Southland Athletes Punch Tickets to NCAA Outdoor Championships

first_imgA full schedule of events can be found here. Southeastern LouisianaMen:Devin King (Pole Vault) – 2nd out 39, 17-06.50Adrian Williams (Javelin Throw) – 12th out of 46, 206-04 Northwestern StateMen:Micah Larkins (100m) – 10th out of 24 – 10.134x100m Relay (Kie’Ave Harry, Micah Larkins, Amir James, Tre’Darius Carr) – 10th out of 21 – 39.34Cedric Paul (Shot Put) – 12th out of 47 – 61-03.50 Featured events will broadcast live across the ESPN family of networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. A detailed list of event broadcasts can be found here. McNeese earned a pair of qualifiers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi garnered one out of their preliminaries. Cowgirl javelin thrower Morgan Woods finished eighth in her prelim while heptathlete Grace McKenzie earned a spot with her point total of 5,619. Islander pole vaulter Hannah McWilliams finished sixth. Sam Houston State will send seven total athletes qualifying out of the West Preliminary. Chris Jefferson qualified in the 100m as well as the 4x100m relay along with Fabian McCall, AJ Tisdel and Lawrence Coleman. Clayton Fritsch earned a spot in Eugene in the pole vault while Joshua Hernandez qualified in the hammer throw and Zachary Johnson nabbed the 12th and final spot in the triple jump. McNeeseWomen:Morgan Woods (Javelin Throw) – 8th out of 47 – 161-07Grace McKenzie (Heptathlon) – 5,619 Sam Houston StateMen:Chris Jefferson (100m) – 6th out of 24 – 10.394x100m Relay (Fabian McCall, Chris Jefferson, AJ Tisdel, Lawrence Coleman) – 10th out of 20 – 39.83Clayton Fritsch (Pole Vault) – 5th out of 38 – 17-02.75Zachary Johnson (Triple Jump) – 12th out of 45 – 51-02.75Joshua Hernandez (Hammer Throw) – 9th out of 45 – 210-08 Women:4x100m Relay (Daeshon Gordon, De’Shalyn Jones, Natashia Jackson, Deja Moore) – 9th out of 21 – 44.74Daeshon Gordon (100m Hurdles) – 8th out of 23 – 13.31 Northwestern State leads the way with nine total athletes qualifying in the East Preliminary. Micah Larkins finished 10th out of 24 in the 100m to qualify for Eugene along with the 4x100m relay with fellow Demons Kie’Ave Harry, Micah Larkins and Tre’Darius Carr. Cedric Paul earned the final qualifying spot in the shot put. On the Lady Demons’ side, the 4x100m relay squad of Daeshon Gordon, De’Shalyn Jones, Natashia Jackson and Deja Moore finished 10th out of 21 to earn a spot in Oregon. Daeshon Gordon finished 8th out of 23 in the 100m hurdles to earn an individual spot at the NCAA championships. Championships Homepage | Final Qualifying Lists | East Prelim Results | West Prelim ResultsEUGENE, Ore. – A total of 21 student-athletes from five Southland Conference universities will represent the league at the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Competition will be held from June 6-9 at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Southeastern Louisiana sends one of the nation’s best pole vaulter in Devin King, who finished tied for first in his preliminary with a cleared height of 17-06.50. His top mark of the season (19-0.25) ranks second in Division I. Adrian Williams also qualified in the men’s javelin for the Lions. Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiWomen:Hannah McWilliams (Pole Vault) – 6th out of 40, 13-08.50last_img read more

Palestinian football head banned for inciting Messi hatred

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi looks down during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Alaves at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)ZURICH — FIFA has banned the head of the Palestinian Football Association from attending soccer games for a year for inciting hatred and violence toward Lionel Messi.Jibril Rajoub called on Arab soccer fans to burn Messi posters and shirts if he participated in an Argentina game in Israel in June. It led to Argentina canceling the World Cup warmup match.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sure bronze medals for PH from Dumaan, Loon in pencak silat Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ FIFA’s disciplinary committee cited comments by the Palestinian FA president “calling on football fans to target the Argentinian Football Association and burn jerseys and pictures of Lionel Messi.”Rajoub is banned from attending any football matches in an official capacity for 12 months from Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Banks DIH honours NGSA top students

first_imgBanks DIH Limited has honoured 24 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) students, whose parents are employees and shareholders with the company. The simple ceremony was held at the sports club of Thirst Park, Georgetown on Saturday.The children were all seated with their faces agleam with excitement and their proud parents besides them.Banks DIH communications manager Troy Peters disclosed during the ceremony that the bursary awards are an important event on the company’s calendar of activities since it demonstrates the commitment to the educational development of their shareholders and employees children.The bursary awardees along with Banks DIH Ltd officals at the Award ceremonyPeters told the children that they are being rewarded for the sacrifices they have made but also pointed out that this is just another stage of their educational pursuit. He encouraged them to keep climbing the ladder of success.He further added that Banks DIH recognises the sacrifices and dedication of parents and guardians, teachers and all the other persons who have contributed to the success of the awardees.Delivering the feature address was engineering executive of Banks DIH Gavin Todd, who was once an awardee himself and a recipient of a D’ Aguiar scholarship in 1989. He urged the students to continue striving for success: “Today Banks DIH Limited is joining with your loved ones saying thanks to you for showing us your potential strengths and potentials. We honour you with bursaries which will, among other things, assist you in secondary school over the next five years. We assemble so that we can reflect on your performances and importantly encourage you to think or even dream of much more successes.”He challenged the students who felt they could have got more out of their efforts but did not, to prove themselves and when the next opportunity presents itself. He noted that the success will be “sweeter”.“All of your next big date five years from now will go a far way towards shaping your future and that is why I am telling you today that the start is now. Go into that mould from which you will emerge with more success.” Todd encouraged.He further explained that Secondary School life will be a mixture of much fun and lasting memories but it must be punctuated with very serious work.last_img read more

Snail Rearing (Part 1)

first_imgSnailsBy Bisi KlahIntroductionFarming, fishing and hunting were the major traditional providers of food in Africa. Unlike hunting for other wildlife, the emphasis on snail is lesser, more remote or even absent, just as mushrooms and snails are picked in the wild mostly by women and children.In some instances, snail is the traditional food for numerous people in Africa and other parts of the world. Snail is a mollusk and at the same time an hermaphrodite. Its husbandry is grouped among the micro-livestock. The rearing is referred to as snail culture. A snailery is a place where snails are reared. For the purpose of difference, the rearing of the genus considered in this guide can be called ACHATINICULTURE.Giant land snail is a tropical species which originated from southeast Africa and Madagascar that was introduced in the 19th and 20th centuries into many islands of the Indian Ocean, southeast Asia and Oceania (India, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines). It is an animal of big size which can weigh up to 250g among adults.In African countries, in spite of many steps and small scale trials in Ivory Coast, Ghana and Nigeria, the snail production business does not seem to exist. However, European research is very advanced and commercial snail production is already working.Description of the external featuresThe description of the external features are the shell – this constitutes of apex, suture, peristom, columella, navel, growth lines, and spiral opening; and the body – which constitutes of foot, head (mouth, ocular tentacles, tactile), genital orifice, visceral mass.The role of snail in community developmentThe role of snails in community development includes but is not limited to the following: Source of protein – African snail meat contains of between 37 to 50% crude protein (dry matter basis) and has more lysine and Arginine than other creatures of its size, which makes it an interesting food source. It is, however, poor in methionine.Another role is that it is a source of revenue (employment). It helps also for the diversification of rural production, as well as a source of protein for monogastrics in fish mills or in the bush to satisfy a great part of the protein needs of scavenging poultry and pigs.The snail has several medicinal values such as pharmaceutical production of the enzyme glucuronidase, which is present in the liver of mammals (cattle) and the digestive glands of snails. It gives regulation of blood pressure (good source of calcium as the treatment of ulcer and wounds, including incurable wounds).Snail is good in the treatment of anaemia (high in iron content), contains less cholesterol/fat, which leads to most heart diseases, and for easy delivery for women.Geographical distributionEdible snails are more often gastropod pulmonary molluscs. That is invertebrate terrestrial animals with pulmonary respiration. The nomenclature can be a bit confused and practically all the species are called giant snails. Some talk of 50 to 80 species, others talk of 8 sub-genuses, while others mention 7 sub-species in Achatina.The genus Achatina is African and sub-Saharan, with Achatina in West Africa where the following sub-species can be found: An achatina monochromatica (monochrome without dark lines in Liberia, Benin and Sierra Leone); an achatini balteata (very long) in Cameroon and D.R. Congo.Everything indicates that the species African Achatini fulica Bowdich, have adapted to Asia, Malaysia and most of the pacific islands. Some countries start to consider it as a pest of crop especially of vegetables.The genus Archachatina would be restricted to forest West and Central Africa, from Sierra Leone to D.R. Congo, with 4 sub-genuses. The three common species belonging to the sub-genus Calachatini are: (1) Archchatina (Calachatina) marginata, Archchatina degneri, and Archchatina ventricosa.It should be noted that in a flock of snails procured from rural markets, it is possible to have up to 5% carrying the traits of a marginata. The edible African giant snails belong to two genuses differentiated by the shell morphology and the mode of egg production.Climate and housingThe basic knowledge on the biology, ecology and physiology of tropical snails is still very insufficient. Snails are active when the conditions of humidity and temperature are favorable. During unfavorable periods, snails move into a phase of retarded life.Some species reduce their activities through hibernation (very hot and dry season); at awakening, the development continues. Hibernation and awakening can be controlled by man.Mode of lifeDuring its daily activity when the conditions of temperature and humidity are optimal, as from the night fall (dusk), the snail comes out from its shell and becomes active until the break of day (dawn). During humid times, the snail can equally show activity, if the light is less intense.Its seasonal activity, apart from appropriate periods when it is in active life, snails present a retarded summer mode of life during the period of dryness and heat, at which time it withdraws into its shell (Hibernation).To do this, it digs a hole in the ground, stays there, with the shell opening placed right up, and withdrawing entirely into its shell. Afterwards, it secretes a mucous film, which hardens and turns white (chalky epiphramgm), also called Opercule. During hibernation all the metabolism are retarded. It lives on its reserves (it emaciates) at spring, and recovers quickly the lost reserves.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Body of security officer found in trench close to work

first_imgThe lifeless body of a security officer was on Monday evening discovered in a trench in the vicinity of his place of employment.The dead man has been identified as 71-one-year-old Aubrey Alexander, formerly of Second Street, Rose Hall Town, and of Hogsty. He reportedly left home for work on Saturday evening and was not seen or heard from until the discovery on Monday evening.He was employed at the Sukram Service Station as a security officer up to the time of his demise.Following the gruesome discovery, one of the managers of the establishment, Nahar Sukram, told media operatives that Alexander did not show up for the night shift on Sunday afternoon.“The next morning, he did not show up then the next day at around 3 O’clock, the boy who checks the fuel, he went at the back of the station, saw a body floating in the trench.”Based on the clothes on the corpse, the workers thought it could be Alexander. The police were summoned to the scene and upon pulling out the body, it was confirmed that it was that of Alexander.“The police took him to the Port Mourant Hospital Mortuary and they took statements from us and I told them that he works as a security guard here.” Several persons were questioned and statements taken as Police continue their investigations.It is believed that Alexander consumed alcohol on a regular basis. “I don’t know if it is on duty or not but he drinks”, the manager stated.Meanwhile, Police have also confirmed that there were no visible marks of violence on the man’s body when it was discovered.last_img read more

Corned beef thief deported to Guyana

first_imgA 51-year-old Guyanese man was on Tuesday ordered to leave Barbados after pleading guilty to theft in theJohnny Harington WorrellDistrict A Magistrates’ Court.Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sergeant issued the deportation order to Johnny Harington Worrell, who has been living in Barbados illegally for the past 11 years.Worrell, who resided in Deacons Road, St Michael, was charged with stealing one can of corned beef valued at Bds$5, two cans of tuna worth Bds$6.20 and three cans of condensed milk valued Bds$11.55 from A1 Supermarket Limited.He was arrested Monday after security personnel responded to a report that a man was seen concealing items “on his person”.The tuna was found in spandex-like underpants while the other items were found in the small of his back under a vest.According to a report, the accused arrived in Barbados in December 2004 and applied for an extension to stay in the country until June the following year.However, he failed to regularise his status when it expired on August 31, 2005.last_img read more

Driver arrested after collision

first_imgThe driver, 23 year old Tamara Emma Davis, a resident of Halfway River First Nation, just north of Fort St. John, was then transported to the University Hospital of Northern B.C. There she received treatment for non-life threatening injuries. Davis was released from hospital and is being held in custody until her court date, scheduled for May 10. Investigators believe that alcohol was a factor in the collision and she is charged with refusing to provide a breath sample and impaired driving.If anyone has any information on the collision, please contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. A woman is in custody after her involvement in a single vehicle collision. On May 8, at approximately noon, Prince George RCMP and Fire Rescue, along with the B.C. Ambulance Service responded to a call regarding a single vehicle collision. The incident occurred on Chief Lake Road, near Inglewood Road in Prince George.Upon arriving at the scene, authorities determined that two random individuals had pulled a female adult out of a white Ford F-250 pickup after it caught fire. – Advertisement -According to witnesses, the rescued female stated that there had been five other people inside the vehicle, although she was the only person located. RCMP then used Azar, the Police Service Dog, to search the area for more passengers. No other people were located and it was later confirmed that the driver was the lone person in the vehicle. Advertisementlast_img read more

Ronaldo deserved red for elbow, says Iran coach Queiroz

first_img“I don’t want to talk too much, it’s about my country and a player. I know it’ll be a war against me,” said Queiroz, who coached his native Portugal at the 2010 finals in South Africa.“No problem I get used to being one man against the nation, and one nation against the man since South Africa. I don’t have problems with that.“But the reality is you stopped the game for VAR, there is an elbow. An elbow is a red card in the rules. In the rules it doesn’t say if it is (Lionel) Messi or Ronaldo…”“It is a red card,” he repeated. “It is not about the referee. It’s about the attitude, the bravery and the character, the decisions must be clear for everybody.“So in my opinion, Mr. Infantino and FIFA, everybody agreed that VAR is not going well. That’s the reality, there’s a lot of complaints.”Ronaldo missed a second-half penalty in Saransk as Portugal survived a late scare against Iran to set up a last-16 meeting with Uruguay.Portugal finished runners-up behind Spain, as Iran fell just short of reaching the knockout phase for the first time at a World Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo was lucky to stay on the pitch after an altercation with Iran’s Morteza Pouraliganji © AFP / Jack GUEZSARANSK, Russian Federation, Jun 26 – Iran coach Carlos Queiroz said Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo should have been sent off for an elbow during Monday’s 1-1 draw at the World Cup.Ronaldo was booked after 83 minutes of the Group B clash for catching Iran defender Morteza Pouraliganji, with the incident reviewed by the referee on a pitchside monitor.last_img read more


first_imgA fireman revealed how he found his dead nephew after being called to the scene of a head-on car crash which killed two young men in Fanad.Seamus McBride, 25, and PJ Crerand, 19 (pictured right) died following a horrific collision beside Mulroy Bridge.Both men were in separate cars traveling in opposite directions on the evening of May 24, 2010. Volunteer fireman Neil Doherty, from Carrigart, revealed how he was called to the crash and found his nephew Seamus McBride at the scene of the carnage.Mr Doherty was giving evidence at the inquest into the deaths of the two men at Letterkenny Coroner’s Court today.Numerous witnesses said Mr McBride, of Glenkeo, Carrigart, was speeding in his Audi 80 car when the struck the car being driven by Damien Carr.Such was the impact that accident investigators heard how the Audi car was crushed to only half its size and its engine was completely thrown from the car.Locals who heard the crash rushed to the scene just before 8pm.One witness, George Adams from Rush in north Dublin, who was holidaying in the area, was fishing on the bridge when he heard a car speeding past him.“I actually shouted at him to slow down and the next minute I heard a pop,” he said.Two nurses, Pearl Scott and Grace Herrity who live locally, tried to assist both men who had been badly hurt.Seamus McBride was already dead and PJ Crerand, of Kilmacrennan Road, Milford, who had been screaming in pain, died a short time later.Damien Carr, who was driving the VW Golf in which PJ Crerand was a passenger, told his father Pat, who also gave evidence, that he could not get out of the way of the Audi car as it was coming straight for him.Mr Carr’s mother Mary, of Dunmore, Fanad, told the inquest she had passed the Audi moments before and noted that he would “kill someone” if he continued to drive that fast.Garda forensics collision investigator Kevin Giles said there was no brakemarks from the Audi car and said he was satisfied it crossed onto the wrong side of the road.Mr McBride was killed instantly while Mr Crerand died moments later at the scene.Pathologist Dr Katriona Dillon said Seamus McBride suffered multiple injuries and death was as a result of those injuries sustained in a traffic accident.She also revealed that tests had shown that McBride, who was due to go fishing on a boat that evening, was intoxicated at the time of the crash.Dr Dillon said PJ Crerand had also suffered multiple injuries and died as a result of injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.The jury of three men and three women returned a verdict of accidental death as a result multiple injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in the case of Seamus McBride.They returned the same verdict in the case of PJ Crerand.FIREMAN FOUND NEPHEW DEAD AT SCENE OF HORRIFIC CRASH WHICH KILLED TWO was last modified: September 27th, 2012 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:crashFanadinquestMulroy BridgePJ CrerandSeamus McBridelast_img read more


first_imgClub newsJunior Competitions will commence this Thursday the 14th of July. The 18 Holes will start at 10am with the 10 holes starting 10:30. All Juniors are welcome. There will also be a Golf Camp taking place on the 1st and 2nd of August at 10am to 1pm. Places are limited for the Camp so please book in the Pro-Shop.Club Captain Mr Sean Hanrahan will be hosting his Captain’s weekend on the 23rd/24th July and it is advisable that all members put their names on the B.R.S.system which will be open later in the weekResults Wed. 6th July 1st John Molloy 32pts9th /10th July 1st Paul Maxwell (12) 39pts, 2nd Kevin Patton (11) 38pts, 3rd Jimmy Cunningham (17) 35pts b.o.t.Best Sunday Tony Gildea (18) 35ptsFront Nine John Mc Bride (13) 20ptsBack Nine John Gallagher (13) 21ptsCat A Paul Cooney (10) 33ptsCat B John Callaghan (13) 32pts Cat C Hugh F Shovlin (19) 34ptsFixtures open every Wednesday.On Sunday the 17th of July, the Monthly Medal will be sponsored by O’Neills’ Sports.GOLF NEWS: NARIN AND PORTNOO CLUB HOLDING A GOLF CAMP was last modified: July 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:narin and portnoo golf club noteslast_img read more