31 05 20

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – With a pair of performances that helped clinch at least a portion of the Southland Conference regular-season title, UIW’s Ra’Quanne Dickens and Malick Phillips were named as the league’s Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week. Northwestern State’s Hayden Bourgeois was tabbed as the Special Teams Player of the Week. The announcements were made by conference officials Monday morning. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Dickens charged the UIW offense with three touchdowns on 35 touches as the Cardinals topped Central Arkansas 40-27 Saturday. Phillips sparked an Incarnate Word defense that held firm in a comeback road victory. Bourgeois was put to use regularly returning three punts for 52 yards as the Demons downed No. 18 McNeese in a double overtime thriller Saturday night.Offensive Player of the Week: Ra’Quanne Dickens, Incarnate Word – Sr. – Running Back – Seminole, Fla.Dickens broke the program record for single-season rushing yards and single-season rushing touchdowns against UCA. He finished the game with 213 rushing yards against a Bears defense that entered the contest allowing opposing teams an average of just 110.6 rushing yards per game. This was his second 200-yard rushing effort this season. Dickens now has 1,054 rushing yards in 2018, becoming the first 1,000-yard rusher in program history. His three touchdowns, a career high, bringing his season total to 14 rushing. This is the first conference championship for the Cardinals, who became postseason eligible at the Division I level in 2017.Honorable Mention: Jazz Ferguson, Northwestern State; Chase Fourcade, NichollsDefensive Player of the Week: Malick Phillips, Incarnate Word – So. – Corner Back – Orange, TexasMalick Phillips was all over the field for the Cardinals on Saturday, guiding UIW’s victory over Central Arkansas and helping the Cardinals earn at least a share of the Southland Conference title. The sophomore had two of UIW’s four interceptions, which set a single-game record for picks, and gave UIW 18 interceptions on the season, marking a new single-season program record. Phillips’ picks marked the first multi-interception game of his career. The sophomore also had a solo tackle and contributed three key pass breakups to help secure UIW’s victory and his second weekly defensive honor this season.Honorable Mention: Jack Gibbens, Abilene Christian; Dedrick Garner, Lamar; Obi Iheoma, Northwestern StateSpecial Teams Player of the Week: Hayden Bourgeois, Northwestern State – So. – Punt Returner – Crowley, La.Bourgeois blocked a field goal attempt to keep Northwestern alive during the scoreless first overtime in a 37-34 upset over 18th-ranked McNeese. The sophomore also had two key punt returns that led to 10 points for the Demons. His 17-yard punt runback early after halftime gave NSU the ball at the 35 and ignited the Demons’ first scoring series. In his biggest moment, he saved the Demons at the end of the first overtime period by slicing through the left side and blocking the potential game-winning field goal from the Cowboys kicker. He also registered seven tackles as a safety, ranking second on the team for the contest.Honorable Mention: Lorran Fonseca, Nicholls; Jae’Lon Oglesby, Stephen F. AustinSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

31 05 20

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has told Dele Alli he wants the England star to be himself again.The new Spurs boss spoke to Dele about rediscovering the player he was two years ago.2 New Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is keen to get Dele Alli back to his bestCredit: Getty – ContributorMourinho said: “I asked him if he was Dele or Dele’s brother? He told me he was Dele. I said ‘OK, play like Dele’.”The playmaker, 23, is expected to start alongside Harry Kane in Saturday’s lunchtime London derby at West Ham.Fans fear hitman Kane could be considering his future after five years as a first-team regular that has seen him win zero silverware.A goal for the England skipper at the London Stadium would see him move clear of legend Martin Chivers as Spurs’ third-highest scorer of all time on 175 strikes.And Mourinho insisted he will do everything in his power to ensure Kane remains a Tottenham icon.The Spurcial One said: “Harry Kane is one of the best strikers in the world.“Whether it is England or Tottenham, he just needs his team to bring him, or to go with him, to the next level.“And what is the next level? Titles.”Quizzed about his realistic ambitions at Spurs, Mourinho insisted he is concentrating on taking small steps first — and then bigger ones.He added: “I will try to win against West Ham and try to qualify for the Champions League next round. I am only focusing on this.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strut “But with the squad and the quality of the structure of the club, we can have the same ambitions as they have at clubs that are bigger than us.“I don’t want my players to fear anything.“We go for everything against everybody and we can win.”2 Dele Alli has scored two Premier League goals this seasonCredit: Getty – ContributorWest Ham vs Tottenham FREE – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clashlast_img read more

26 05 20

first_imgThe match started with a flurry of touchdowns from Exxon Mobile counting 5 points in the first six minutes of the match.The game calmed down for a period as the heat began to sap each team’s energy.However, before the half time hooter blew, Exxon Mobil speedster, Sergio Patrielli ignited the scoring pace with a touch down after a quick inside play to increase the lead to 6-0.Exxon Mobil started the second half by putting their opponents out of reach to further their lead after some quick passing and side-steps which unlocked driving spaces to secure 8 points to nil lead.Ela Motors literally called off the match after a needless catchup game ending the match at 10-0.In other matches; NSO defeated Holiday Inn in the open men’s match 4-1, Post-Courier whacked SPAC 7-0 in the open mix division, Data Fix beat NCL in the open mix 5-3 and Data Fix beat ANZ in the senior mix division 5-last_img read more

17 01 20

first_imgGuyana has established joint commissions with several African and Asian countries in its bid to expand its diplomatic connections throughout the world.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said the initiative was born on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York through meetings between members of the Guyanese delegation and senior Government officials from other countries.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl GreenidgeSome of the countries with which Guyana has entered into joint commissions are Spain, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria, according to the Foreign Affairs Minister.“We would have drawn to their attention the various challenges we have, what our plans are as regards UN, our expectations, what arrangements we would like to have with them in terms of economic diplomacy and what types of cooperation we would want to have with them in terms of educational cooperation, cultural exchanges, the sale of products, opening of markets, and in all those cases, we did agree to establish joint commissions,” Greenidge stated.He explained that each country would appoint teams to meet annually to implement the tasks as agreed upon by the Heads of Government.Thereafter, a review of this process will take place to assess the progress made in strengthening diplomatic relations among the nations involved.Only recently, Guyana entered a joint commission with Trinidad and Tobago as well as Saudi Arabia.Barbados and Guyana have also signed a Third Joint Commission, which is intended to foster cooperation in tourism and other sectors.last_img read more

14 01 20

first_imgMr. Allison thanks the residents for their patience – Advertisement – The National Housing Authority (NHA) has purchased 12.5 acres at the cost of US$40,000 in D. Wiles Town near VOA to begin the construction of 54 duplexes (108 units) for erosion victims from West Point.Residents for their patience, promising that the project will begin in about two weeks.Addressing a group of West Point residents displaced by erosion in the township, NHA deputy managing director for technical services yesterday assured them that the construction will begin in about two weeks.He said the project was initially intended to cover 25 acres, but that the government has so far been able to make only half of the money available to begin the construction of the housing units.“We thank you for your patience because the project involves planning and resources,” Allison said as the residents cheered him on. “After clearings and other works, we will begin the construction in about two weeks from today.”He said the cost of a housing unit is estimated at US$18,000 and commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the government for making the initial amount ready for the project.A unit will include two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, living room and a back porch. The construction work is divided among nine Liberian-owned construction companies, said Allison.Rev. Demore W. Moore, chairman of the Disaster Victims Assistance of West Point, commended the government for its initiative to build the homes.Speaking on behalf of the West Point Commissioner, Rev. Demore W. Moore recounted the suffering of many West Point residents, and the efforts to find temporary residences for them.He said over 200 residents are presently displaced because of the continuous erosion in the township. He appealed for blankets, buckets, mattresses, cooking utensils and other household items needed to ease the suffering of the victims.Mr. Stephen B. Scott, field supervisor from the Liberian Refugee Repatriation & Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), also commended  the residents for their patience and assured them of LRRRC’s support.In his remarks, Commissioner Soko D. Wiles of the Brewerville City Council spoke about the need for Liberians to support each other in times of crises. He said his family decided to sell the land to the government to provide homes for distressed citizens from West Point.District #17 representative aspirant Abraham C. Sessay, Chief Executive Officer of Red Power FM 100.3, thanked the people of the district for exercising patience while the government endeavors to make money available to start the project.He pledged his support to ensure that the distressed Liberians from West Point get relief. “We will do our best to work together to make your stay better,” he told the gathering.Meanwhile, the Disaster Victims Assistance (DVA) group is constructing three tents as temporary shelter for three family heads of eight persons per family, for a total of 24 persons that are expected to be resettled in the community.For more than a year, erosion has affected hundreds in the Township of West Point.  The NHA provided over 30 families temporary zinc houses in VOA near Brewerville.The construction on the original 25 acres will include 108 duplexes at an estimated cost of US$1.3m. The project is funded by the Liberian government to resettle hundreds of erosion victims from the township of West Point.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgThe prosecution has requested more time to submit a psychiatric report on Orwain Sandy, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) rank, who allegedly murdered his lover, Reona Payne, by shooting her some 14 times about her body at Alexander Village, Georgetown.Sandy reappeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Tuesday where he calmly stood before City Magistrate Judy Latchman. The court was told that Sandy met with head of the Mental Health Unit of the Public Health Ministry, Dr Bhiro Harry to be mentally evaluated.Ex-GDF Captain Orwain SandyHowever, the report is yet to be submitted to the prosecution, who requested additional time. Police Prosecutor Shawn Gonsalves also revealed that they are still several outstanding statements in the matter.As such, Magistrate Latchman adjourned the matter for May 2, when the psychiatric report is expected to be presented to the court.Family members of Sandy filled the courtroom to show support for the accused killer.Outside of the courtroom, friends, and family members along with Payne’s three children were seen sporting T-shirts with her picture calling for justice for the dead woman.A tearful Sandy made his first appearance in court on April 6 where he was remanded to prison.Murdered: Reona PayneThe charge against him alleged that on March 31, 2018, while in the vicinity of First Street, Alexander Village, Georgetown, he murdered Payne.Guyana Times previously reported that the couple was in their car proceeding along First Street, Alexander Village, when a heated argument reportedly ensued.As such, Payne reportedly exited the vehicle after which Sandy followed, carrying a loaded firearm, his service pistol.He then shot the woman once, resulting in her dropping to the ground. However, this online publication was told that Sandy proceeded to stand over her, and emptied the entire magazine on the woman.The captain then fled the scene and turned himself over at the Ruimveldt Police Station, where he reported the matter.The Police were also summoned by residents who heard the gunshots.When this publication visited the scene, the woman’s lifeless body was seen on the road along with several spent shells which were recovered by the Police.Meanwhile, at the Ruimveldt Police Station, Sandy was taken into custody as he was questioned as to what led to the brutal murder.The GDF has since released a statement confirming the shooting and outlined that the captain ‘was immediately interdicted from his duties.’Payne and Sandy reportedly dated but later married separate people. However, a few years after they left their respective spouses and rekindled their relationship.The dead woman reportedly told relatives and friends along with a co-worker that she was being physically abused by Sandy. She even sent photos which purportedly showed marks of violence on her body to a family member to attest to this.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgThe case of alleged simple larceny in which 64-year-old Walter Joseph of Oronoque Drive, Retrieve, Linden has been accused of removing from Black Face Disco, where he was employed, 60 cases of empty Banks DIH Ltd bottles valued at $30,000, at some time between May 2017 and February 2018, commenced on Tuesday before Linden Magistrate Clive Nurse.The virtual complainant on Tuesday took to the stand to give evidence against Joseph, who is currently on $20,000 bail and is being represented by attorney René McDonald.The matter has, however, been adjourned to August 27.last_img

12 01 20

first_imgThe Industrial Instrumentation program at Northern Lights College is getting a big donation.The Alliance Pipeline Limited’s Community Investment Fund is donating $50,000 to NLC which is going towards purchasing equipment for the Level 4 Apprenticeship program.The new equipment will be a Vibration Shaker, two sensor units, a three-level Elevator Simulator trainer, and two level measurement trainers.- Advertisement -Trevor Loberg, the Grande Prairie area manager for the company says that institutions like the College are important to a community. He added that the company believes Fort St. John is an important community to get more involved in.The Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship, Jeff Lekstrom, says the new equipment will help to reduce the number of students that will need to share workstations and allow them to get more hands-on experience.last_img read more

11 01 20

first_imgThe situation in Darfur has been condemned by the United Nations, with the death of an estimated 400,000 people and the displacement of 3.5 million. Lists of companies that do business with the Sudan is available from the Sudan Divestment Task Force at www.sudandivestment.org. City Council President Eric Garcetti said the city’s action is similar to what it did nearly two decades ago, when it divested from firms doing business in South Africa to protest apartheid. The campaign to divest from Darfur is being organized by a number of local groups, including Jewish World Watch, a coalition of more than 50 synagogues started by Rabbi Harold Schulweis of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino. In addition to its campaign for divestment, Jewish World Watch also has built two medical clinics and 25 water wells in Darfur. Comparing the humanitarian crisis in Darfur to the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, Los Angeles officials announced plans Wednesday to halt investments with firms doing business with Sudan. During a City Hall news conference, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council announced that Los Angeles would join with California and 16 other states in boycotting business with the African nation. Villaraigosa estimated the city has $27 million of its $40 billion pension fund invested with firms doing business in Sudan. “Today, the city is adding its voice to the international outcry over the genocide in Darfur,” Villaraigosa said. “With the hope of saving lives, the city is divesting its holdings from Sudan. We must stand for freedom and basic human rights.” Villaraigosa said the city is also urging support of a measure introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, to have the United States also divest itself of investments with firms doing business in the Sudan as well as adopt legislation formally recognizing the killings of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as a genocide. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390 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

11 01 20

first_imgOn the field below, the Angels played the Seattle Mariners. Upstairs a different contest was taking place, this one the on-going waiting game between embattled Angels outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. and baseball. It’s been nearly two weeks since allegations surfaced that Matthews purchased HGH from a pharmacist currently under investigation by the FBI, and Matthews has done nothing to shed any light on his involvement – or non-involvement. To say the Angels are annoyed is an understatement. They want Matthews to come clean so they can move forward from the whole ordeal, and his refusal to do so has steadily raised their frustration level. Moreno, growing angrier every day, is pushing for some sort of resolution by opening day. In the meantime, team officials have reportedly discussed everything from a suspension to outright voiding the five-year, $50 million contract Matthews signed during the off-season. But they’re stuck until Matthews speaks up. Hence their escalating level of irritation. Moreno has an ally in Selig, who dropped by the Angels’ training facility Saturday. “Arte and I are absolutely on the same page,” Selig said. “I’ve read all of Arte’s comments and I’ve talked to Arte. I can say there isn’t a scintilla of difference between our positions.” TEMPE, Ariz. – Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and Angels owner Arte Moreno stood shoulder to shoulder Saturday inside the press box at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Literally and figuratively. center_img Matthews was given the day off by manager Mike Scioscia, and was dressed and gone by the time the Angels played the Mariners. For Scioscia, it was another day fielding questions about his new center fielder, and he too is hoping for an imminent resolution. “Anytime something like this happens, silence is a distraction,” Scioscia said. “I know Gary’s got something to say and we hope he says it soon.” Selig agrees. “Whenever we have issues after all we have been through with (steroids), I have very serious concerns,” he said. “This sport needs to move away from all of this.” vincent.bonsignore@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 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