Central Arkansas’ Hunter Henderson, Gracie Hyde Sweep Weekly Cross Country Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Hunter Henderson and Gracie Hyde are the Southland Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. All Southland Athlete of the Week awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Central Arkansas duo each claimed personal-best times at the UCA XC Challenge over the weekend in Conway, Ark. UCA will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 21 at the John McNichols Invitational, hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind.Men’s Athlete of the Week: Hunter Henderson, Central Arkansas – So. – Tecumseh, Kan. Henderson led his Central Arkansas squad to a season-opening victory with a second-place individual finish at the UCA XC Challenge. The sophomore clocked in with a personal-best 19:08.5 clip in the 6k race. Henderson led a group of five Central Arkansas runners to top-10 finishes against a field of 13 teams.Honorable Mention: Olari Livingston, NichollsWomen’s Athlete of the Week: Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas – So. – Benton, Ark.Hyde crossed the finish line with a personal-best time of 14:32.1, winning first-place individual honors by 15 seconds. The sophomore led her Central Arkansas team to 15 points and a meet victory in a 10-team field for the Bears’ season-opening 4k event at the UCA XC Challenge.Honorable Mention: Eleana Callejas, NichollsSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Villalpando is the Ballon d’Or in times of pandemic

first_imgBut if we focus only on the numbers to choose to the ‘true’ best player right now we have to travel to Nicaragua, to his First League. As surprising as it may seem, the young Mexican Fernando Villalpando He is the most unbalanced player right now on the soccer planet. Is Fernando Villalpando the best player in the world? Right now yes. He is the top gunner of the Nicaraguan competition, an honor that unfortunately takes away from the Spanish Pablo Gállego, offensive bulwark of the leader Managua. Villalpando has ten goals for the team Walter Ferretti. Meanwhile, the Spanish striker accumulates seven goals. At 23 years old, Villalpando’s football life has not been easy. Injuries have haunted him: two knee operations and one pubalgia operation. From bad moments you learn and Villalpando, at the Walter Ferretti Sports Club, has once again felt like a footballer. At the moment, it is a good showcase to return to your country, Mexico. And it will always remain, that for a time he was the best player on the planet. Villalpando celebrates a goal.@SomosFerretti There are several options. It could well be the Uzbek Jasur Jakhshibaev, 22-year-old forward, who is a member of the Energetik-BGU, one of the leading teams in the league of Belarus. But no. We could also grant such honor to Manuchehr Jalilov, middle of the almighty Istiqlol Dushanbé of the Tajikistan League, who leads, along with his partner Sheriddin Boboev, the scorers table of the tajik tournament. Even the Haitian Benchy Estama, two goals scored in the first game of the league in Taiwan. We have been saying it for days in the As newspaper, the pandemic of COVID-19 has not stopped official soccer in some countries of the world. He still rolls the ball on Burundi, in Nicaragua, in Belarus, in Tajikistan and from this weekend, also in Taiwan.The truth is that with so little football to look at, we have focused on who would be the best footballer in these moments of pandemic. Would not be Messi, neither Christian, neither Haaland, neither Mbappé not even the long-lived Kazuyoshi Miura, to which we will have to give the hypothetical Golden Ball when almost the entire planet is in confinement.last_img read more

Balkman returns to Philippine basketball as Alab import

first_imgView comments MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Lou Williams scores 40 as Clippers hold off Hornets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Puerto Rico’s forward Renaldo Balkman. AFP PHOTO/ CRISTINA QUICLERRenaldo Balkman may be banned from the PBA, but he still found a way to be part of Philippine basketball.The former Petron import is now part of Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League, team owner Charlie Dy announced.ADVERTISEMENT Balkman will join two-time PBA champion Justin Brownlee as Alab’s foreign reinforcements, replacing Ivan Johnson and Reggie Okosa.Alab Pilipinas will play Westports Malaysia Dragons in a home game on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe former New York Knick was banned by PBA Commissioner Chito Salud in 2013 after choking Blaze Booster teammate Arwind Santos. He was also fined P250,000.Balkman last played for Reales dela Vega in the Domincan Republic League, a local basketball league. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Pensioner denied medical attention at Uitvlugt Estate Dispensary

first_imgA 73-year-old pensioner on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) was forced to seek alternative healthcare after she was denied medical attention at Uitvlugt Estate Dispensary on Friday during her monthly visit.The Uitvlugt Sugar EstateRamrajie Singh, who suffers from a heart condition and hypertension, was scheduled to make her visit on Thursday but owing to the fact that she was not feeling well, she opted to visit the facility the following day.“I’m a regular patient at the GuySuCo (Guyana Sugar Corporation) dispensary. I’m a heart patient and I suffer from hypertension. Thursday was my day to go to clinic but I was sick and I couldn’t make it to go. I had to go and collect my pension today so I said I would go over to the clinic because it is in the same building,” she told Guyana Times.Upon arriving at the facility, the woman was reportedly told by a medical staff that they could not aid her on the said day.The medical personnel claimed that she missed her scheduled date and refused to attend to Singh, despite the woman explaining that she was unwell.“When I go over to the dispensary, the medic in charge refuse to look at me or give me anything. She said I was supposed to come yesterday (Thursday) at the clinic. I told her I haven’t been able to come. I go to her twice and she said she can’t look after me. I worked in the estate and I’m very disappointed. What bothers me is that I am a regular clinic patient. People were coming in without any emergency and she looked after them,” Singh recalled.Meanwhile, the elderly woman was given a date to return to the clinic on October 10. She argued that for one month, she would be denied her services and medications attributable to slackness on the part of the health officials.This publication contacted the medic of the facility on Friday, who denied that such an incident occurred but referred all questions to the personnel manager of the estate.last_img read more

1 dead in Moruca River boat collision

first_imgA two-boat collision in the Moruca River, Region One (Barima-Waini), on Friday evening has left at least one person dead. The accident occurred sometime around 19:30h in the vicinity of the Parakese Village along the Moruca River, one of the three sub-regions in the North West District (NWD).While details of the accident were sketchy up to press time, Guyana Times was able to confirm the death of 32-year-old Rodwell Daniels, a miner of Santa Rosa Village. He reportedly sustained serious injuries from thecollision.According to reports reaching this newspaper, Daniels was operating a boat in the Moruca River, when it collided into another boat coming in the opposition direction. That boat was being driver by operator Thomas Norton, 32, of Kamwatta Village. Further information revealed that one of the boats was heading to Moruca while the other was leaving. Meanwhile, when contacted Friday night, F Division (Interior Locations) Commander, RavindradatBudhram, confirmed the accident and that Daniels died as result of the collision.Budhram further indicated that Norton has been arrested and is assisting with the investigations.last_img read more

Motion to grant duty-free concessions for FIU officials defeated

first_img– Ramjattan, Gaskin break ranks, abstain from vote…empty Govt seats shift power balanceBy Jarryl BryanThe coalition Government has held a one-seat majority since 2015, but in a series of unprecedented events in the National Assembly on Monday, its own motion was defeated when a division of votes was called.This was as a result of the absence and even abstention of several Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Government side, which ultimately doomed the motion to grant duty-free concessions to two Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) officials.The Opposition argued that the motion, in Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton’s name, should be withdrawn and the benefits be granted across the board. It was argued that even though the qualifications of the two officials were similar toOpposition MP Irfaan Aliseveral Attorneys or accountants in the State’s employ, others did not enjoy duty free concessions for 2000-cylinder capacity (cc) vehicles.“The fact is the appointments committee wants to bring a benefit to two employees within that unit. To do this, they have to amend the law and make it part of their benefits in the law,” Opposition parliamentarian Irfaan Ali said.Ali also noted that the granting of these concessions should reside with Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) Commissioner General Godfrey Statia.“We can’t adjust based on the committee. We have to adjust based on principles and on position. So, we have to say here we are going to create a new category of posts that would benefit from such concessions. For example, you will have other persons appointed by the committee that will now say, we are of the same qualification. We were appointed by the same committee, on the same level. Why is it we are not considered for the granting of such concessions.”“So, I want to propose he bring an amendment to the Act to deal with this issue, or we take a holistic position dealing with all positions in this category, that we will now give equal treatment. And that we cannot direct the Minister of Finance or Commissioner General,” Ali argued, noting that this would breach existing laws and principles.CriteriaMeanwhile, Opposition parliamentarian Adrian Anamaya argued that certain criteria have to be used before a public official should be granted a duty-free concession. He noted that such persons should not only have a need for the vehicle, but also should have put in years of service.“It is only conferred on you depending on your posting, if where you’re posted requires a vehicle of a certain kind and then you’re qualified. For example, if you’re a prosecutor in a particular district and you’re required to travel a lot, then you understand that rationale. Similarly, if you’re a Police Officer at the level of ASP, you are automatically qualified. But you would not have reached here unless you put in your dues.”Former Minister within the Finance Ministry, Juan Edghill, also raised concernsOpposition MP Juan Edghillover the motion. As a member of the Committee of Appointments that Dr Norton had chaired, he made his disagreement with the motion clear.“I sat as a member of the Committee when the terms of reference and qualifications were set for all these positions. The qualifications for the Attorney at the FIU were the same as a State Counsel at the AG Chambers and the Director of Public Prosecutions chambers. Do the State Counsels enjoy duty-free vehicles of 2000 cc? The answer is no!” Edghill said.“The criteria for the accountant are the same as the accountant for any ministry or agency. This is not a super person. And do any public servants with ACCA or bachelor degree in accounting enjoy a duty-free concession of 2000 cc? The answer is no!” Edghill added.A division was subsequently called, but even though the Chambers rang bells calling all members to take up their seats, it was evident that several seats, including Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s, would remain empty for the vote. By the time the dust had settled, 26 voted for the motion to be carried and 28 voted against. There are 65 seats in Guyana’s Parliament.When their names were called, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and Business Minister Dominic Gaskin both announced they were abstaining. A few members, including Jordan, reappeared following the vote.If passed, the motion in question would have granted the newly-appointed accountant and Attorney-At-Law for the FIU duty-free concessions. The FIU is an agency that acts under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) laws. The powers of the agency – which is intended to liaison with other agencies in the AML fight – when dealing with judicial arms of the State have already been criticised by the Opposition.last_img read more

Sims performing well in Boxing at 2019 Canada Winter Games

first_imgSims will be in the Gold Medal Fight, which is taking place on Wednesday, February 20.Recently, Sims competed at the Alberta Golden Gloves where he came out on top, beating Alberta’s National Champion Kyle Oliver. RED DEER, A.B. – Local boxer, Brayden Sims, is off to a good start at the 2019 Canada Winter Games.Sims is representing the Team B.C. Boxing Team in the 60 kg Class.On Sunday, February 17, Sims competed in Bout One and managed to defeat Noah Squires of Newfoundland and Labrador.- Advertisement -From that win, Sims earned five points and advancing him to the Semi-Final.In the Semi-Final on Monday, February 18, Sims competed against Jad Khabbaz Quebec.The Bout was Referee Stopped in Round two. Sims managed to claim two points from this match.Advertisementlast_img

Wall Street still paved with profits

first_img“The stronger-than-anticipated earnings releases have definitely been the catalysts for prices to move higher and the merger deals continue to reduce shares in the market and put fresh cash back in investors’ hands,” said Tim Hartzell, chief investment officer at Kanaly Trust Co. The Dow rose 75.74, or 0.58 percent, to 13,211.88. The blue chip index hit a fresh trading high of 13,256.33 after reaching 13,184.14 Tuesday. The Dow has set 16 record closes this year and 39 since the beginning of October; the latest closing high came Tuesday. Broader stock indicators also rose Wednesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index advanced 9.62, or 0.65 percent, to 1,495.92. Wall Street has been eyeing the index, waiting for it to move back above 1,500; the S&P 500 hasn’t closed above that level since September 2000. The Nasdaq composite index rose 26.31, or 1.04 percent, to 2,557.84. Bonds fell following release of the factory order data. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose to 4.65 from 4.64 percent late Tuesday. The dollar was mixed against other major currencies, while gold prices fell. NEW YORK – Stocks jumped Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrials past 13,200 for the first time after a strong reading on U.S. factory orders stoked investor optimism about the economy. The Dow gained more than 75 points and secured its second straight record close. The Commerce Department said orders to U.S. factories rose 3.1 percent in March – the largest increase in a year – amid strong demand for commercial aircraft and a sharp rise in an indicator of how much companies are investing in their business. The increase easily outpaced the 2 percent rise analysts had been expecting. As investors begin to look toward Friday’s Labor Department reports on March job creation and unemployment, they are also keeping watch over corporate profits as they try to determine how quickly the economy might be slowing and whether the stronger-than-expected earnings might continue to give stocks a lift. Time Warner Inc. and Yum Brands Inc., parent of fast-food chains KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, each reported robust quarterly results. Light, sweet crude fell 77 cents, to $63.66 per barrel, on the New York Mercantile Exchange after weekly government figures showed larger-than-expected domestic supplies. In what some investors perhaps regarded as an early read on Friday’s jobs numbers, an employment indicator published by ADP and Macroeconomic Advisers reported an increase of 64,000 private jobs in April. A healthy job market is important because worries about jobs could push consumers to curb their spending. 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

Chelsea news: Tammy Abraham signs new five-year contract ahead of Swansea loan

first_imgEngland under-21 striker Tammy Abraham says he has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea prior to his anticipated season-long loan to Swansea.The 19-year-old, who scored 26 goals on loan at Championship side Bristol City last season, announced his new deal on Twitter – although moments later the message was deleted.He had written: “Happy to sign a new 5 year contract with @ChelseaFC.”Abraham has been linked with loan moves to Brighton, Newcastle and Celtic, but Swansea appear to have won the battle for his signature.Swans boss Paul Clement used to be the Chelsea assistant boss.It is normal practice for Chelsea’s talented young players to sign contract extensions before departing on season-long loans. 1 Chelsea starlet Tammy Abraham last_img

‘DRAGON’ GALLAGHER HOPING FOR SUPPORT FROM COUNTY COUNCIL

first_imgDragon’s Den star Sean Gallagher is to ask Donegal County Council to back his Presidential bid.The businessman’s father originally comes from the village of Killygordan.Cllr Patrick McGowan is to officially table a motion at tomorrow’s county council meeting in Lifford calling for support for Mr Gallagher. Mr Gallagher says many people do not know there is much more to him than the hard-nosed businessman they see on RTE.“I spent all my summers in Donegal and it’s a great honour to be back by the people of Donegal.“Most people know me from Dragon’s Den but I spent many years as a community worker and it will be important to explain I am an ordinary person.“I have been unemployed many times and I have had to fight back. We all have to work together to fight back. “I want the idea of community and working together to be the focal point of my campaign and not just business as much as that is so important,” he said.Ends‘DRAGON’ GALLAGHER HOPING FOR SUPPORT FROM COUNTY COUNCIL was last modified: June 26th, 2011 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)last_img read more