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Locks lock up medals at B.C. Cross Country Championships

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsDespite fatigued from a heavy week of training, the Locke boys managed to capture bragging rights in the Junior Boy’s Division at the B.C. Cross Country Championships Saturday in Kamloops.The race was held at the Overlander Ski Club at Stake Lakes. Julien and Peter Locke of Nelson finished with gold and silver, respectively, in the 10-kilometer Junior Boy’s Individual Start Skate race.“We (Peter and I) are currently training for Nationals and we raced after a heavy week of intense training with no rest,” Julien Locke explained. “As expected, I felt a bit flat but I was still able to race quite well.”“I had a good race in Kamloops but I am quite tired now from training for Nationals and I was not able to keep up with Julien’s pace during the 10-kilometre race,” said Peter Locke.Both Peter and Julien Locke ski out of the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland.The Locke boy’s sister, Robyn took fifth overall in the Juvenile Girl’s Individual Start Skate five-km race.  Sunday in the 3 X 3.5 km Junior Men Classic Relay, the Nelson team of Peter and Julien Locke combined with Shawn DeGroot of the Nelson Nordic Ski club to claim the top prize.Robyn Locke finished eighth overall in the Junior Women’s event.All racers are preparing for the Canadian Cross Country Championships March 12-19 in Canmore, Alta. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

NSU’s Brister, Sam Houston State’s Miller Grab Weekly Volleyball Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Hannah Brister and Sam Houston State’s Addison Miller are the Southland Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Brister secured her second consecutive Offensive Player of the Week honor and her fifth of the season after pushing the Lady Demons (18-8, 10-2) to a pair of victories over New Orleans and Nicholls last week. The junior outside hitter bagged a .300 hitting percentage for the week with 43 kills, clinching a spot in the 2019 Southland Volleyball Tournament along the way. Northwestern State is back in action Thursday night at Sam Houston State with a 6:30 p.m. CT match on ESPN+.Miller and the Bearkats (13-11, 9-3 SLC) secured a spot in the conference tournament Saturday with a 3-2 win on the road against Abilene Christian. The libero appeared in nine sets and racked up 59 digs for a 6.55 average in their two games on the week. Her defensive presence allowed the Bearkats to hold their opponents to a .154 hitting percentage. This is Miller’s second defensive honor this season.Offensive Player of the Week: Hannah Brister, Northwestern State – Jr. – Outside Hitter – Paincourtville, La.For the second-straight week, Brister averaged better than 20 kills per match and six kills per set. This week she added 43 to her conference-leading total, becoming the seventh player in program history to reach 400 in a season at Northwestern State. She averaged 6.1 kills per set with a .300 hitting percentage. In the win at Nicholls on Saturday, she set a new career best with 27 kills. It was her 11th-straight match reaching double figures and 23rd overall this season. She has had four, 20-kill matches in her last six outings.Honorable Mention: Jodi Edo, Southeastern Louisiana; Corin Evans, Stephen F. Austin; Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Defensive Player of the Week: Addison Miller, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Libero – Prosper, TexasIt was another big week for the Bearkats’ senior libero as she helped the Kats split a pair of road matches, placing them at 9-3 in conference play, just one game out of second place in the conference standings. Miller averaged 6.55 digs per set on the week and is currently averaging 5.62 digs per set in conference play. She opened the week with an outstanding performance, picking up 40 digs in just four sets on the road against SFA. The total is just the third time in program history that a Bearkat has reached the 40-dig mark in a single match and is the highest of any Southland player this season. Miller is also one of 13 players in the nation this year to reach 40 digs in a single match. She concluded the week at Abilene Christian with 19 more digs in the five-set win over the Wildcats.Honorable Mention: Alyssa Carlin, UIW; Jodi Edo, Southeastern Louisiana; Corin Evans, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.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 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

State Security Was Unaware for 2 Days

first_imgThe discovery of an abandoned ship, Tamaya 1, off the coast of Robertsport, Cape Mount County, two days before it was officially noticed by the Liberian government has raised concerns over the preparedness of Liberia’s security sector in the wake of the UNMIL drawdown.In response to reporters, police spokesman Sam Collins said the 64 meter long Tamaya 1 is an oil tanker of unknown origin – though unconfirmed reports said it may either be sailing under the Nigerian or Panamanian flag.Collins admitted to reporters that security personnel in the area lacked knowledge abotu the unfolding event; but, however, did their job by preventing people from getting closer to the ship.“Which raises the question: how could the security officers not know what was unfolding?” a Robertsport resident asked the Daily Observer. “That it took over two days before they knew about the ship’s presence, is troubling.”Residents who spoke to the Daily Observer said it was surprising that government security personnel did not take control of the situation until the night of Wednesday, May 4, when LNP Police Support Unit (PSU) officers from Sinje started arriving in Robertsport.“What about the Coast Guard officers whose duty is to know about ships that enter Liberian territorial waters?” a resident asked. “This is all the more worrisome for some of us – that our security apparatus should be ready at all times and not be sleeping after something huge has happened.”A source at the National Port Authority (NPA) told the Daily Observer that the NPA was not aware of the situation because “Robertsport does not have a seaport.”“Our best bet is that the vessel’s owner might have gone broke and had no money to pay crew members; and therefore, the crew abandoned the ship,” he said.The negative implication, he said, is to question the role of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA), the Coast Guard and Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), adding that “they should be questioned on how the ship entered Liberia’s territorial waters and close to Robertsport without their knowledge.”The Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) would not comment on the ship’s presence in Liberia. Collins, meanwhile, said PSU officers are working along with the Coast Guard, LMA and BIN to unravel the mystery surrounding the abandoned ship.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LFA National League Kicks Off with Super Cup on Sunday

first_imgThe 2019 Liberia Football Association national league kicks off with two Super Cup matches at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on Sunday.Female defending champions Earth Angels will meet Blanco FC in the first game at 2:15 PM.First division defending champions Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) will battle LISCR FC in the second game at 4:00 PM.This will be the latest meeting in which the teams will renew their rivalry.Since the arrival of LISCR’s Gambian coach Tapha Manneh, the Shipping Boys and Go Blue Boys have met on four occasions.They drew goalless in the 2017 season at the Blue Field before Trokon Myers, who was dressed but bizarrely watched from the stands due to a transfer saga, came to hunt his former club by scoring the only goal at the ATS in the return leg.LISCR were 4-2 winners on penalties after a goalless draw in their pre-season Unification Cup.BYC got a good measure of revenge when they spectacularly hammered LISCR 4-0 in the finals of the 2018 LFA Cup at the ATS.Myers, this time, was the architect of the victory, grabbing a brace to the disbelief of Manneh.All teams have received their financial packages plus five Caf-approved match balls.First division clubs received US$3,500 while second division and female clubs received US$1,500 respectively.Few of the Head-to-head matches: LISCR FC VS BARRACK YOUNG CONTROLLERS07.05.17 FD LISCR FC Barrack Young Controllers 1 : 022.03.17 FD Barrack Young Controllers LISCR FC 0 : 010.06.16 FD LISCR FC Barrack Young Controllers 2 : 010.02.16 FD Barrack Young Controllers LISCR FC 1 : 030.03.14 FD LISCR FC Barrack Young Controllers 0 : 018.12.13 FD Barrack Young Controllers LISCR FC 1 : 1Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Education Ministry launches Mobile Counselling unit for schools

first_imgThe Education Ministry is currently streamlining a new project which will aid in meeting the needs of students in need of counselling.The announcement was made by Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson as he launched a new programme on Wednesday at the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) on Battery Road, Kingston, Georgetown.“Shortly you will see another initiative in the Ministry of Education…pertaining to the Welfare Department is that of a Mobile Unit. This Unit will be driven into different areas (and) communities based upon the needs. There is also a schedule (or) a document prepared as to how this unit will be used so that the children will be exposed to psychosocial counselling and whatever need that they might have that we need to respond quickly in terms of emergency,” Hutson explained.He went on to say that the need for the upcoming project was recognised after examining the Ministry’s Welfare Department data. “We recognise that we need to move and to reach into some places very quickly if we’re going to effect the kind of change that we want to see,” he added.Although the CEO did not elaborate much on the issue, a welfare officer reliablyChief Education Officer Marcel Hutsontold Guyana Times that the project would actually be about transporting resource officers to particular locations of crisis, where an intervention could be done on the spot.According to that officer, vehicles for the new initiative have already been procured and they were awaiting Cabinet’s approval before the official launch.Currently, there are officers in each Region who are responsible for conducting counselling sessions with students, be it one-on-one, small-group or large-group interventions, the officer related.The Mobile Unit will, however, be a tool to bring together not only psychologists from the Education Ministry but officials from other agencies who may be necessary for specific cases.It was clarified by that officer that it was not a case where counselling was not being done, but this new initiative was a step taken by the Ministry to ensure that counselling could be done in a more effective manner.The officer explained, “Let’s say it’s a case where a student or a mother or a father commits suicide, we need to be there on spot to ensure that the students in that child’s classroom are exposed to the intervention that is necessary. Likewise for the child or children if a parent would have committed the act.”It was further explained that in a situation where students were found drinking alcohol, the team would also be activated, with not only the welfare officers but with public health officials who will make the process more influential.The welfare officer was keen to note that the new programme would, however, not be used only in emergency cases, but would also facilitate preventative counselling.last_img read more

SINN FEIN CANDIDATE WANTS GLENTIES BACK ON THE RIGHT ‘PATH’

first_imgSinn Féin local election candidate for the Glenties Electoral Area, John Sheamais O’Fearraigh, has called on Donegal County Council to make funding available to extend the local footpath infrastructure in the parish.Mr O’Fearraigh called on Donegal County Council to explore the possibility of the extending the footpath network from Luinneach to Carrickmcgarvey to make it safer for pedestrians in the area.“This stretch of road on the R257 is one of the busiest in the locality with children walking on a daily basis to the local national and secondary schools. “It would also be used frequently in the summer months by students attending irish courses in the area. It is important that the infrastructure is developed to ensure the safety of locals and tourists alike who use this route.“Over the years Donegal County Council has extended the footpath from Dore through to Bunbeg, Derrybeg and Srathmartin. By extending this footpath, it would connect to the existing infrastructure in the parish.“Last month the Sinn Féin team on Donegal County Council refused to accept the cutbacks contained in the Council Budget for 2014. Instead, Sinn Féin recognises the need to invest in our local communities, by developing local infrastructure projects and creating employment in the process.“I am calling on Donegal County Council to identify appropriate funding to develop this project, which would be a very worthwhile addition to the area.” SINN FEIN CANDIDATE WANTS GLENTIES BACK ON THE RIGHT ‘PATH’ was last modified: February 20th, 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:footpathsGlentieslast_img read more

Council to meet in Valley

first_imgThe City Council will begin meeting on the first Friday of every month at Van Nuys City Hall under a plan approved Friday. The council voted unanimously to spend $150,000 on a robotic video system that will allow the meetings to be broadcast citywide, clearing the main hurdle to regular San Fernando Valley gatherings. “We recognize that this is a very big city and every voice has to be heard and sometimes geography makes that very impossible to do,” said Councilman Greig Smith, the Northridge-area representative who introduced the plan. Officials plan the first Van Nuys gathering for April 7. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “For those of us who live in the Valley, it’s an easier commute,” said Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who represents much of the East Valley. “But most importantly, it is our chance to go across the city of Los Angeles – particularly the Valley, which has 1.4 million people in it – and be able to demonstrate our commitment to addressing issues and having them have access.” 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

KELLY’S CENTRA ‘ACTION BREAST WALK’ RAISES OVER 3K FOR CHARITY

first_imgKelly’s Centra are delighted to announce that their ‘Action Breast Cancer’ walk raised a fantastic €3,816.75.Manager of Kelly’s Centra Mairtin Kelly has thanked all who participated in the event, and who helped sponsor the event and ultimately who donated.Mairtin told Donegal Daily, “We’re delighted with the success of the event, we’ve raised a significant amount of money for a very worthwhile cause. “I want to thank everyone who participated and donated to the event.The event took place last month, and the cheque presentation (Pic above) was made earlier this week.KELLY’S CENTRA ‘ACTION BREAST WALK’ RAISES OVER 3K FOR CHARITY was last modified: November 6th, 2014 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:Action Breast CancerFeaturesKelly’s CentraNoticeslast_img read more

Arsenal boss Unai Emery hoping for reunion with Sevilla star

first_img1 Emery was Sevilla manager when the LaLiga club signed N’Zonzi from Stoke Arsenal are the new favourites to land former Stoke midfielder Steven N’Zonzi, who is also a target for Chelsea.N’Zonzi, the midfielder, left the Potters to join Sevilla in 2015 and he has since played 90 times in LaLiga for the Spanish club.But he has been strongly linked with a move back to England over the past 12 months with Chelsea reportedly very keen on completing a deal to sign him.But now Estadio Deportivo have claimed that Arsenal are in the driving seat to seal a summer deal for N’Zonzi.New Gunners boss Unai Emery was the man who brought the Frenchman to Sevilla and he is hoping for a north London reunion with the 29-year-old.It has been suggested that N’Zonzi would be open to a move back to England but Sevilla are unlikely to sell unless a club stumps up his £35m release clause.last_img read more

‘He will do a madness today’ Some Man United fans are excited about one player

first_imgManchester United fans were getting very excited ahead of their match with Bournemouth when they found out Alexis Sanchez would be starting in place of Romelu Lukaku.The Belgian was injured in training, so left completely out of the Red Devils 18-man squad, and it got supporters gagging to see their Chilean star operate in a central role. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED While Alexis has been VERY underwhelming with United, I really like the thought of him leading the line. I feel that gives United far more movement up front. Also – leave Martial where he is on the left. Don’t fix what isn’t broken with him!— FPL Foot Fighter (@rook1878) November 3, 2018 Very happy with that line-up bar Young of course. Time for Alexis to shine— Sam🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@SamLui17) November 3, 2018 Manchester United ace Alexis Sanchez in action against Chelsea. RANKED 1 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Massive opportunity for Alexis today. I don’t think he has the legs to play out on the wing anymore but playing through the middle on the shoulder of the last defender… Let’s hope 🙏🏽— Asif (@AliGator89) November 3, 2018 BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REPLY hat trick for Alexis. #mufc— Balogun Manchester United (@abacino007) November 3, 2018 ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Latest Football Storiescenter_img Alexis will do a madness today— Emeka (@Em3kaKalu) November 3, 2018 Good team! Alexis up front hopefully he proves today he should be up front a lot more 😉 bit harsh Rashford is dropped…Come on lads!!#MUFC https://t.co/SLxszhPcvU— Sgavin 🤘 (@Beamaverick93) November 3, 2018 Alexis playing ST, Martial starting, Fred starting, Lindelof and Smalling CB’s, Mata CAM, This is going to be good— Sam (@EngIishLW) November 3, 2018 Usually played out on the left, Sanchez has struggled to make the position his own but many feel he could be a huge success down the middle.Lukaku’s unfortunate injury has allowed the tactical tweak to come to fruition and fans on Twitter were quick to get themselves in a lather about the possibility of them being proved right about their thoughts.You can see what they said below. shining Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Big day for alexis! Would of liked to see sanchez rashford martial but good to see a change front 3.— John Yardley (@JohnYardley91) November 3, 2018 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Alexis and Martial upfront! pic.twitter.com/HkiQhwnOVX— United We Stand🔴 (@Prankmatic) November 3, 2018 Alexis needs to grab this opportunity with both 👐 he did it with Arsenal he can get Goals playing upfront for us 🤗😈 #GGMU #BOUMUN— SummerBody (@IMANGELSWAKODIE) November 3, 2018 Alexis is gonna score today. I can feel it.— Aakash Bhatt (@aakashbhatt97) November 3, 2018 huge blow no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade last_img read more