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Abilene Christian’s Sheehy, Central Arkansas’ Ishimura Claim Season’s First Weekly Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Josh Sheehy and Central Arkansas’ Mei Ishimura are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Sheehy earned two singles wins as the Wildcats (2-2) picked up two road wins over Azusa Pacific and Pepperdine before falling to No. 9 Texas A&M 7-0 on Sunday. ACU returns to the courts this weekend for four matches in the Sooner State against Oklahoma Baptist, Oral Roberts, Nebraska-Omaha and Tulsa.The Sugar Bears (2-1) swept Alabama A&M 7-0 to open the season and followed it up with a 4-1 victory over Mercer before being edged by Auburn 4-3. Ishimura combined for five wins over the weekend in singles and doubles play. UCA is idle this weekend before going up to Tulsa to face Oral Roberts and Tulsa on Feb. 2. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Josh Sheehy – Sr. – Arlington, TexasSheehy claimed top-line victories against both Pepperdine and Azusa Pacific, who’s ranked No. 13 at the Division II level. On Sunday, he went toe-to-toe with Texas A&M’s Juan Carlos Aguilar, the 89th-ranked player in Division I, before falling in the final frame 6-4. Honorable Mention: Gabriel Evans, Incarnate Word.Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Mei Ishimura – Fr. – Sapporo, JapanAfter dropping her first collegiate set, Ishimura won the next four to secure two of her four combined wins in as many matches on Saturday against Alabama A&M and Mercer. Against Auburn the following day, she outlasted the Tigers’ Sophia Graver to finish perfect in singles play on the week. Honorable Mention: Judit Castillo Gargallo, Northwestern State; Nini Memishishi, Abilene Christian; Sahaja Yamalapalli, Sam Houston State.Southland 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.last_img read more

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Sharks women champs of Gabba Champions Shield

first_imgThe Diamonds batted first finishing with 8/100 off 20 overs. Tanya Ruma (32) and Pendel Ipi (18) were the top scorers with the bat.With the ball, it was Ovasuru who was the best of the Sharks bowlers with figures of 2/19. The Sharks chased down the target in 17 overs finishing with 5/104.Ovasuru’s knock of 56 included 7 fours.In the Men’s division matches yesterday , the Paradise Foods Pistons and BSP Heart played out a thrilling draw at Amini Park, while the ANZ Avalanches easily defeated the Digicel Dragons by five wickets in the 50 Over matches.last_img read more

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Region 1 man killed by Police

first_imgA Yarakita, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) man was on Tuesday shot dead by a Police Constable.Dead is Shaka Bourne. Reports are the now dead man pointed a loaded firearm at the Police Constable, who was responding to calls made by residents of threats being made.Guyana Times understands that the Constable, who was armed with a service revolver, responded about 19:45h.This publication was told that the Policeman went to Bourne’s home at Yarakita Village, and upon noticing the cop, the suspect immediately drew a loaded unlicensed revolver, threatening to shoot the Constable.According to a statement from the Guyana Police Force, the Policeman “instinctively discharged a round from his service revolver hitting him in the head”.After being shot, the man was disarmed by the Constable, picked up and rushed to Mabaruma Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.His body is presently at the Hospital’s Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination. The Police have since recovered a .38 revolver that was loaded with five rounds. Both the dead man’s weapon and the Constable’s service weapon were lodged at the Police Station. An investigation has reportedly been launched into the incident by Divisional Commander, Senior Superintendent Ravindradat Budhram.last_img read more

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Classroom style earns praise of schools chief

first_img• Photo Gallery: Secretary of Education LA MIRADA – Acting state Secretary of Education Scott Himelstein could not get over how high school has changed when he visited La Mirada High School on Friday. Instead of rows of individual desks and long-winded lessons, groups of students read aloud as teachers pointed out literary concepts and asked questions. Elsewhere, small groups of students worked together on projects. “It is very clear to me that teachers aren’t just lecturing,” Himelstein said. “There is true communication and learning going on here.” Himelstein toured an elementary, middle and high school to see what strategies educators are using to implement Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District’s literacy initiative. That initiative, adopted several years ago, called for nine of every 10 students to be reading at grade level by the end of this school year. The district will not be able to reach that goal this year, Superintendent Ginger Shattuck said. But teachers and principals will continue to implement strategies to help all students reach that literacy goal, she added. “It’s an honor for us to have \ come down to see our schools,” she said. “He wanted to see how far along we were and how we were doing it so far.” Some of the district’s teaching strategies include breaking students into smaller groups, bringing them closer to the front of the classroom for instruction, conducting benchmark assessments four times a year, and developing classroom libraries. “The classrooms themselves are very print-rich,” said La Mirada High Principal Don Jones. “For the class libraries, there are eight books or textbooks for every student. “And we don’t leave the students in isolation – they learn in groups, or pods, or triads.” Himelstein said efforts like the Norwalk-La Mirada’s literacy initiative are a step in the right direction. “I’m heartened by the attention being paid to students’ ability to read and write,” he said. “This is something we need to do a lot more of, and to see it happening at this level is very heartening. It will serve students well, whether they choose to work after graduation or go into higher education.” Later in the day, Himelstein met with leaders from Cerritos College, ABC Unified School District and the Southeast Regional Occupational Program to discuss a collaborative career tech program with Norwalk-La Mirada officials. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 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

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Bayern must be fearless against Real- Robben

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s midfielder Arjen Robben, pictrued on April 17, 2018, says his team will be ready for Real Madrid in the Champions League © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZBERLIN, Germany, Apr 22 – Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich can ill afford to show Real Madrid any fear if they want to avoid a second-straight Champions League exit against the Spaniards.Bayern host Real at Munich’s Allianz Arena in Wednesday’s blockbuster semi-final, first leg, in a repeat of last year’s quarter-final. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in each leg of the 2017 quarters, after Bayern had failed to capitalise on their chances at home, as Real won 6-3 on aggregate.“Last year we did not do well in the home game and played with a bit of fear,” said Robben.“That should not happen on Wednesday.“We’ll be ready. They can also be vulnerable and we can go into the game with our heads high.”A year ago, Bayern lost the first-leg 2-1 in Munich, then went down 4-2 away.In Munich, Arturo Vidal scored early for Bayern, but then failed to convert a penalty with the Germans controlling the game and Real on the ropes.However the match turned as Ronaldo netted two second-half goals and Bayern had Javi Martinez sent off for a second booking.Bayern went down fighting in the return, losing 4-2 away having played extra time with a man down after Vidal was sent off late on and Ronaldo wrapped up his hat-trick.The Germans face a daunting task again.Madrid have won their last five matches against Bayern, scoring 13 goals and conceding four in the process, and are bidding to win the Champions League for the third straight season.It is easy to understand any nervousness in Bayern’s ranks facing superstar Ronaldo.Real’s goal-machine has hit seven goals in his last three appearances against Bayern.The Portugal superstar has scored 15 goals in the Champions League this season alone.Real had no match this weekend, but Bundesliga champions Bayern warmed up with a 3-0 win at Hanover.Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both came off the bench to score second-half goals.Bayern fancy their chances against Real.Lewandowski, their top-scorer who was injured for last season’s first leg against Real, has hit 39 goals, compared to Ronaldo’s 42, in all competitions in 2017/18.Bayern have scored 14 times in their last three games — with Lewandowski and Mueller claiming four goals each.“The chances (against Real Madrid) look good,” said Mueller.“We’ve hit a purple patch and the game is coming at the right time.“I’m sure we won’t be gifted anything, but there’s something in the air right now.”Jupp Heynckes, who led Bayern to their 2013 treble, wants a place in the Champions League final on May 26 in Kiev before stepping down as head coach.Just as he did in 2013, the 72-year-old could bow out with the treble.Bayern have already secured a sixth straight Bundesliga title and are into the German Cup final on May 19.“We have the big goal of moving into the final,” said Heynckes who will be replaced by Eintracht Frankfurt’s Niko Kovac next season.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Arnold stumps for plan

first_img The governor’s plan has been criticized by state Treasurer Phil Angelides, one of two candidates running for the Democratic nomination for governor this year. A report by Angelides’ office said the proposal is full of gimmicks and relies on billions of dollars in uncertain funding sources. Schwarzenegger defended the plan Tuesday. “Some call it a fantastic plan for the future, and others call it too big and it is too irresponsible,” Schwarzenegger said. “Well, what I say to those critics is that they are dead wrong. In a state with the size and ambition of California, I say it is irresponsible not to have a vision this bold for our future.” Schwarzenegger also said the plan includes $2 billion to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, an expenditure that he also characterized in economic terms. “Higher productivity from a better environment should give us an $8 billion economic benefit from our clean-air investment,” Schwarzenegger said. Tuesday’s speech to the business leaders was the latest event by Schwarzenegger designed to promote his so-called strategic growth plan since he announced it in January during his State of the State address. His audience included representatives from the Black Business Association, the Latin Business Association and the Los Angeles Business Council. Carlos Galvan, a board member of the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, said the governor’s proposal could be a boon for banks and financing companies. “If you’re going to open up a lot of contracts to bidding, these companies will need short-term financing to help them,” said Galvan, who works in the banking industry. But he also called the plan ambitious and cautioned that its final scope remains unclear. “We’ll see how far he gets with the Legislature,” Galvan said. “They have their own competing plan, and it looks like there will be a tug-of-war.” Any potential bond package from the Legislature faces a March 10 deadline to make the June primary ballot. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The multibillion dollar public works program proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will do more than just help California keep pace with a booming population, the governor told a crowd of business leaders Tuesday. It also will be a boon for construction companies and their workers, providing a long-term boost to California’s resurgent economy. Schwarzenegger combined two of his favorite themes in an address to 250 business leaders who gathered at the University of Southern California to hear him promote his $222.6 billion public works package: job growth and the need to rebuild California’s aging roads, schools, levees, prisons and government buildings. He said his plan would lead to a construction boom creating thousands of jobs. Every $1 billion spent on road building, for example, would lead to nearly 19,000 jobs for working families, generate $750 million in labor income and bring an additional $65 million in tax revenue to the state, the governor said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “It’s good for the people, and it is good for business,” Schwarzenegger said. “… I want to see cranes everywhere, I want to see steel put down, concrete poured and roads built.” Schwarzenegger’s plan calls for expanding and repairing highways, improving flood control systems, constructing additional reservoirs, adding jail and prison cells, building schools and upgrading courthouses and other government buildings. He wants voters to approve the sale of $68 billion in bonds in a series of elections through 2014 to help pay for the projects. The rest of the money would come from other sources, much of it from federal and local governments and the private sector. Several legislative committees have been holding hearings on aspects of Schwarzenegger’s proposals. They will make recommendations to a two-house conference committee that will try to agree on how much of the governor’s plan to enact. Legislative leaders have indicated that Schwarzenegger will get much less than he’s proposed, which likely would translate into a less ambitious jobs and construction program. The legislation approved by lawmakers also is likely to include money for projects not included in Schwarzenegger’s plan, such as buying land for parks and wildlife habitat and upgrading hospitals. last_img read more

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GAA: MALIN CROWNED DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS

first_imgMalin 1-09, Glenfin 0-05. Malin are the Division 2 winners for 2012 and claiming the Sandy Harper Cup for the 3rd time.The Inishowen men were never behind in the game in front of a great crowd at Connolly Park.A John G McLaughlin goal late in the first half helped his side to a 1-05 to 0-02 lead at the break. Both sides lost a man to red cards in the first half but that was the only real incident of the game.Glenfin began the second half with purpose, hitting two points to reduce the deficit to four.But this just sparked Malin again with Matthew Byrne, who was man of the match, hitting three points on the trot at one stage.Apparently there’s a bit of a celebration going on Malin tonight! Maith Sibh  GAA: MALIN CROWNED DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS was last modified: October 22nd, 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:GAA: MALIN CROWNED DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONSlast_img read more

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Ian Wright: ‘Tottenham’s Kane could be struggling due to new baby daughter’

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Tottenham star Harry Kane’s early season struggles could be a result of becoming a father, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.Kane welcomed a baby daughter to the world on August 8, in between England’s World Cup campaign and the beginning of the 2018/19 Premier League. Kane announced the birth of his child on Instagram Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack RANKED possible standings “We don’t know what his sleeping patterns are like at the moment so maybe that might have something to do with his form.”Spurs will be hoping to bounce back from consecutive league defeats against Watford and Liverpool when they face Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday.Wright added: “Just like his Tottenham team, Kane can prove everything is all right by putting on a show at the San Siro.”The north Londoners will have to do so without the injured Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli, while Kieran Trippier and Toby Alderweireld have not travelled with the squad due to ‘technical reasons’. smart causal Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED center_img How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 2 silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 The Three Lions skipper has since scored just two goals in six appearances, looking notably short of sharpness.Writing in his column for The Sun, Wrighty suggests he may have an explanation: “There are also worries about Kane’s fitness – but we need to cut him some slack.“When you watch him, he does not look as sharp as we have seen him before.“But people don’t take into consideration the fact he has just had a new baby.“How many other players coming back from the World Cup have recently had a new addition to the family? impact Wright believes Kane needs a break BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactionslast_img read more

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Bratton moving forward

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The process of change will continue,” he said. The first three years of Bratton’s stewardship have drawn high marks from nearly all quarters of the city. The union representing rank and file officers has mostly positive things to say about the chief, as do the civil libertarians who monitor the LAPD for the American Civil Liberties Union. Perhaps most importantly, the chief has a close ally in the man who will decide whether to keep him. “I have a great relationship with Chief Bratton,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told the Daily News last week. “He’s done everything he said he would. He’s helped to reduce crime significantly without a lot of resources.” The question of resources presents one of the major challenges for the remainder of Bratton’s term. The chief wants to add a significant number of officers but the LAPD is struggling to find qualified candidates. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, William Bratton built a reputation as one of the nation’s top crime fighters by reforming a succession of East Coast police departments. As Bratton moved up, he moved on, helming agencies for a few years before ascending to higher-profile jobs. Now, though, on the third anniversary of his appointment as the 54th chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, he is already saying he plans to seek another five-year term in 2007. “I think I’ve got a much better understanding of the city and how it works and how it doesn’t work after three years,” he said. “Part of the interest in seeking a second term is a reflection of enjoying living here.” Another part is Bratton’s desire to see the LAPD through a period of transition. He would like to put his stamp on the department of Jack Webb and William Parker as it emerges from the trauma of Rodney King and Rampart. Another looming challenge is a summer 2006 deadline for the department to comply with the federal consent decree governing its conduct. The chief is hoping for a modified plan, an acknowledgment that a crucial computer system for tracking patterns of misconduct will not be ready in time. “By all accounts, Bratton has done an excellent job in revitalizing the department, lifting morale, overseeing drops in the crime rate and restoring, in part, credibility and trust in the LAPD in all parts of the city,” said Merrick Bobb, head of the Police Assessment Resource Center and an official monitor of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “His challenges include completion of the consent decree, construction of an early warning and tracking system, and raising the number of sworn police officers to an acceptable level.” Bratton has overseen drops in practically every category of crime. Homicides are down 27.9 percent since his appointment, rapes down 22.6 percent and robberies down 23.7 percent. Such numbers have established daunting expectations for the future, but Bratton does not fear becoming a victim of his own success. “I think the New York experience has clearly shown there’s no sense trying to predict how low can you go,” he said, adding that “arguably New York has more resources to focus on the problem.” Asked about the possibility of continued crime reductions, Villaraigosa also turned to the question of resources. “I think at some point we’re going to have to add the police officers we need to keep the city safe and reduce crime even further,” he said. Such a situation could lead to a repeat of a 2003 clash between Bratton and the council over funding for more police. City Councilman Jack Weiss, chairman of the council’s Public Safety Committee, said that such policy differences have been overblown. However, he said Bratton’s success is due to factors beyond money. “He’s shown how in government it’s not just resources that make the difference, it’s philosophy, it’s message, it’s management and it’s whom you appoint to leadership positions,” he said. As an example, Weiss cited Michel Moore, the recently appointed head of the LAPD’s Valley Bureau. “Not that long ago Mike was just a commander in the Valley but he was very strong and Bratton deep-selected him, promoted him all the way up to deputy chief and has given him big assignments,” Weiss said. “That’s how you make a difference in an organization like that.” Another reason Bratton is interested in seeking a second term is that a wave of retirements will likely give him a chance to re-shape the LAPD’s leadership in 2007. “I’m basically handpicking all the people who are getting into the line of succession so in 2007 most of the people who are deputy chiefs and captains of this department will have been selected by me not once but twice,” he said. “They are people I believe share my values and my sense of change.” Filling positions remains a challenge, however, as the LAPD faces a tight job market and stiff competition from other agencies. It has also fallen behind in recruiting African-American officers, a fact Bratton acknowledged may be tied to the LAPD’s historically poor relationship with that community. Bratton has strengthened ties with African-American community leaders and tried to step up minority recruiting. Some, though, would like to see him do more to improve race relations. Ricardo Garcia, criminal justice director for the ACLU of Southern California, credits Bratton with adjusting LAPD policy on the use of flashlights as weapons and shooting at vehicles. However, Garcia notes that such changes came only after high-profile use-of-force incidents involving African-Americans. “It would be good to see that kind of change in policies and procedures without major incidents,” he said. Garcia would also like the LAPD to “be forward thinking” in addressing concerns about racial profiling by analyzing data on traffic stops beyond what is required under the consent decree. Addressing such community concerns has at times put Bratton in a bind. When he fired Officer John Hatfield for his role in the flashlight beating of Stanley Miller, the chief was hailed by civil rights leader-turned-Police Commission President John Mack as a progressive reformer. A column in the Los Angeles Police Protective League newsletter, though, called Hatfield “a political human sacrifice.” “There will always be differences of opinion,” Bratton said. Bob Baker, president of the protective league, which represents rank and file officers and some supervisors, echoed the sentiment. “While we know we will not always agree with Chief Bratton on his decisions or views, and we do not expect that he will always be in agreement with the officers union, during the last three years he has shown the willingness to hear our views and weigh our positions on a variety of issues,” he said. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 dan.laidman@dailynews.com 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

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‘COOL’ LINE-UP OF ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEKEND AT VOODOO VENUE

first_imgVoodoo Venue Letterkenny is at it again with its management delivering another super line-up of entertainment for all your club revellers to enjoy.It really has become the ENTERTAINMENT HQ for the North West.FRIDAY one of Donegal’s best cover bands Humble Earth Worms are welcomed back from 11pm to 1am followed by Kevin Lennon till late . Voodoo Venue also presents DJ Paddy Friel in main club from 11.30pm admission €5 with a free cocktail to all ladies before 12.30 am.SATURDAY it’s UNSTABLE in Voodoo lounge with COOL FM’s Katherine Wilson in the club. Vintage presents Daithai Ramsey from 11pm.To book your table email philipvoodoovenue@gmail.comVintage open from 9pm and is FREE until 11pm. Sunday it’s Honky Tonk Heroes in Voodoo lounge from 5pm with EKLIPSE on stage from 10.30.Voodoo Venue -something for everyone this weekend‘COOL’ LINE-UP OF ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEKEND AT VOODOO VENUE was last modified: July 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:home-page featuresHumble EarthwormsnewsVOODOO VENUE: Entertainmentlast_img read more