Cowgirls to Open NCAA Tournament Play Against Sixth Ranked Texas

first_imgLAKE CHARLES – Two days after making school history by becoming the first McNeese women’s tennis team to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, the Cowgirls learned of their destination on Tuesday afternoon when the NCAA released the 64-team tournament field that has them playing No. 6 seed Texas Longhorns.The match will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Texas Tennis Center in Austin. Texas A&M will take on Rice at 10 a.m. to kick off the round. The two winners will face each other at noon on Saturday with a berth to the Sweet 16 on the line. “We have a lot of fans and Texas is very close,” said Charoline Erlandsson. “It’s going to be the perfect opportunity for our fans to come and support us as well. We’ve had awesome support throughout the season, which has been amazing and very encouraging.” The Cowgirls (18-3), who won the league’s regular season and tournament title, are looking to become the first program in conference history to win a match in the national tournament.  Texas (22-4) has won 17 straight matches heading into the tournament, including a Big 12 championship.”It’s going to be amazing and I can’t wait honestly,” said Cowgirl Giovanni Fioretti.  “We are from a small school and I can’t wait to go there and represent McNeese and play on those courts.”center_img “This is a great opportunity for us,” said head coach Helena Besovic, this year’s Southland Conference Coach of the Year. “Texas is always tough, but no one is unbeatable. We are going to fight and give our best and see what happens. We are a smaller school but I told the team we aren’t going to act like a small school. I told them we are not going to be small on the court.”last_img read more

PH Azkals make AFF Suzuki Cup semis after goalless draw vs Indonesia

first_imgPhoto from AFF Suzuki Cup Twitter accountJAKARTA – As the final whistle blew at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, the Philippine Azkals hardly showed any emotion.A goalless draw with Indonesia was enough to send the Azkals to the semifinals of the AFF Suzuki Cup, but this was a team that knew they could have done better even with the tough conditions at the Indonesian capital. ADVERTISEMENT But the Azkals once again showcased a disciplined performance, stopping the Indonesia transition with timely tackles.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gilas Pilipinas loses to Lebanon anew, goes 1-3 in tune-up games Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In truth, the Azkals would have already sealed their entry to the next round, with Singapore losing to Thailand,0-3, in Bangkok, but the post match reaction was a clear indication that they are never satisfied.“I thought we could have played better,” said Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson, after the Filipinos returned to the knockout stage after missing out on the 2016 edition that it hosted. “We’re happy that we’re through to the next round, but we have to improve if we want to go to the final.” FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Azkals, who finished the group stage with two wins and two draws for eight points, two behind Thailand, will next face Vietnam in the knockout stage with the first leg set at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City on Dec. 2. The return leg will be four days later in Hanoi, the place where they first made their mark in the competition. Chances came at a premium as Manny Ott bungled thre opportunities in second half after Stephan Schrock scuffed an effort wide in the fourth minute. The Azkals also had to survive the absence of Phil Younghusband, who had to leave the match in the first half after sustaining a cut. center_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Preliminary report finds doctor, nurse accountable – Dr Norton

first_imgImproper disposal of foetusPublic Health Minister, Dr George Norton on Monday stated that the preliminary report into the improper disposal of a 22-week foetus at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre (the East Bank Regional Hospital) revealed that the doctor and nurse were culpable.Dr Norton stated that the official report would be released soon, but investigators have found the doctor who had delivered the baby and the nurse who was supposed to clean up afterward were accountable. However, he indicated that both of the staffers denied any involvement.The Standard Operating Procedure in such a situation would be to transport the foetus to the Georgetown Public Hospital to be disposed of – since the hospital has the recommended facilities to dispose of bio-hazardous waste.The Minister stated that once he received the official report this week, action would be taken. Dr Norton, however, did not state the type of disciplinary action that would be taken.Guyana Times had reported last week that a 26-year-old woman, who delivered the 22-week-old foetus, wanted nothing to do with the child’s remains and left its disposal to the hospital. However, the foetus was poorly disposed of by medical personnel and this went unnoticed until a stray dog dragged the body out of a dump heap and into the compound of the public hospital, dismembering it.last_img read more

Allicock chides “dependency syndrome” of Indigenous communities

first_imgJunior Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Valarie Garrido-Lowe has posited that more should be done to foster the growth of the cassava producing sector. She made these comments at a recent meeting with executives of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), where the minister indicated that such diversification would improve the livelihoods of Indigenous peoples.Garrido-Lowe suggested that derivative products of cassava, an Amerindian staple, are ideal due to its financial and health benefits: “[There are] financial benefits of cassava; we can explore cassava snacks like cheesy cassava, garlic cassava, curio cassava; we should explore these things so that well packaged snacks into our supermarkets from the cassava here that is so healthy, because it doesn’t have gluten.”Junior Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs MinisterValarie Garrido-LoweShe noted that communities are capable of producing value-added products and have a more modernised cassava industry, pointing out that there are intentions to engage the University of Guyana on developing the industry: “We could talk with IAST (Institute of Applied Science & Technology) and try to get something going.”She further added that the rights of Indigenous peoples are likely to be better advocated as the NTC will see the establishment of its Secretariat, which she explained, will be given financial support from the Inter-American Development Bank.“People expect so much from us because we have promised so much but we will fulfil promises but we will go so many at a time and I am sure that you will get your secretariat from where you will be able to function properly with staff and I am happy to hear that IDB will be supporting financially,” she noted.Meanwhile, Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock told the NTC that subventions aside, they should think “outside the box” in attaining finance from other avenues. He suggested that the NTC could solicit funds from Indigenous Communities, in rotation, to fund its work in advocating its causes.“If the NTC gets itself really organised, I am certain that every month, each one of these villages could contribute $10,000 to your purse,” he noted, adding that the NTC can then go into negotiations with the bank in development projects relating to cottage industries that will sustain livelihood of the Amerindian communities.“If you have cassava – 6 bottles of casreep every month, you add 6 families, change them every month, you will get $10,000 coming into your coffer… what we would like to move away from, is that dependency syndrome…when you work and sweat for what you need, you have more value for it,” Allicock noted.He also noted that Indigenous communities should assume responsibility of many vehicles which were allocated in the past are currently in need of repairs. He however added that his government and ministry would continue efforts in supporting: “economic development, respect to ourselves, and to have an education system that would allow other Guyanese to understand how we live,” Allicock said.Meanwhile, the many concerns raised at the recently concluded National Toshaos Conference will be addressed at the upcoming NTC executive meeting in October.last_img read more

Armed bandits rob contractor

first_imgThe Police are on the hunt for two men who reportedly executed a brazen robbery on a contractor moments after arriving at his Independence Boulevard, La Penitence, Georgetown home on Sunday evening.In that ordeal, which occurred at about 23:30h, 39-year-old Eon Soloman was relieved of one gold chain worth close to $500,000, and two mobile phones. Two males, who respectively were armed with a knife and a handgun, are said to be the perpetrators.According to reports received, Soloman had parked his motorcar in his yard, and was about to close his gate when the two men confronted him. They held him at gunpoint and instructed him to hand over his valuables. Without hesitation, and fearing for his life, Soloman handed over the items to the men, who made good their escape on foot.The Police were subsequently summoned and the area was searched, but no one was arrested. Police investigations are, however, continuing.last_img read more

Four-star Tusker humble AFC to move fifth

first_imgThis was AFC’s biggest defeat of the season, further piling pressure on head coach Rodolfo Zapata who just over the weekend saw the side eliminated from the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield by Sofapaka.Tusker, eager to push into the top five in the standings had a brilliant start and within the opening two minutes, they had a chance to break the deadlock. Brian Osumba cut back a cross from the left with Boniface Muchiri’s effort blocked.The rebound fell on Peter Nzuki who tried going for a spectacular volley and the effort could not even get on target as it went high above goal.AFC, still with fresh wounds from their Shield exit over the weekend had their first chance of the game in the 13th minute when Duncan Otieno’s ferocious freekick from the left was turned behind for a corner by keeper Patrick Matasi.AFC started the set piece short with Baker Lukooya floating the eventual cross which was met by Salim Abdallah at the far post, heading it over.AFC Leopards midfielder Edward Seda tries to control the ball under pressure from Tusker FC defender Eric Ambunya during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIngwe had another brilliant opportunity in the 20th minute when Ezekiel Odera knocked down the ball beautifully for Brian Marita, but the wingback’s shot was well collected by keeper Matasi.The shot stopper quickly launched the ball back into play and AFC were punished for the missed chance going one down.From Matasi’s distribution in goal, the ball eventually landed on Brian Osumba who took a shot at goal from range deflecting off Abdallah and Ochieng was faster to react to the ball inside the box, racing to it and tapping it past Ezekiel Owade in the AFC goal.Seven minutes later, Tusker who now had the upper hand in the game had another opportunity off a counter attack with Muchiri releasing Timothy Otieno on the right but the latter’s shot was blocked by Owade.Tusker FC midfielder Brian Osumba shields the ball away from AFC Leopards defender Mike Kibwage during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTusker continued dominating play, passing the ball around well with AFC chasing shadows and evidently lacking the motivation to fight back.The brewers went 2-0 up with three minutes left before halftime, Tangauzi striking a superb goal off a counter on the right.The right back was released by Osumba on the wing before going past Abdallah with a little nutmeg and breaking into the box to fire past a dazed Owade. Tangauzi should have had his brace at the stroke of halftime when he drove away on the right again, but this time Owade denied him.In the second half , Zapata made changes with Brian Marita coming off for Christopher Oruchum while Edward Seda was also subbed off for Eugene Mukangula. Later on Nabwire was also hauled out for Saad Musa.AFC were up in confidence but still, they couldn’t master a way past the brewers.It was Robert Matano’s men who would wrap up the game with two goals in quick succession, both in easy fashion.Muchiri made it three with a cool calm and composed finish inside the box while Macharia scored in similar fashion after fellow substitute Mike Khamati had won the ball off Abdallah before Macharia picked up to drive into the box.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tusker FC players celebrate one of their four goals against AFC Leopards during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on September 26, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Sep 26 – Tusker FC completed a home and away round job against AFC Leopards beating them 4-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday afternoon to move fifth in the Kenyan Premier League standings.First half goals from Sidney Ochieng and Marlon Tangauzi set the tempo for the brewers before Boniface Muchiri and substitute Jackson Macharia completed the job with two goals within two minutes late in the first half.last_img read more

CAF orders replay of African CL final

first_img0Shares0000Wydad refused to continue playing after a second-half equaliser was disallowed © AFP/File / FETHI BELAIDPARIS, France, Jun 5 – African football’s governing body has ordered the abandoned second leg of the CAF Champions League final between Esperance and Wydad Casablanca to be replayed at a neutral venue after this month’s Cup of Nations.The ruling thrusts African football into chaos just over two weeks before the start of an expanded 24-team Cup of Nations in Egypt, a tournament plagued by a troubled build-up. Tunisian club Esperance were initially handed the title after Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca walked off an hour into last week’s return match in Tunis because VAR was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.Holders Esperance were leading 1-0 in the second leg and 2-1 overall when play was halted, and after a 90-minute delay the referee awarded the match to the home side.“The playing and security conditions were not met during the second leg of the CAF Champions League final, preventing the match from reaching its conclusion,” CAF presidential advisor Hedi Hamel said Wednesday following a lengthy executive committee meeting in Paris.“As a result, the match will have to be replayed at a ground outside of Tunisia… (and) Esperance will have to the give trophy back.”“The match will be played after the CAN (Africa Cup of Nations) at a date to be determined,” he added, with the tournament due to run from June 21 to July 19.Esperance are expected to challenge the decision. A club source said officials would explore all viable options, starting by taking the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.“We’re not going to just fold our arms. It’s an absurd decision and a dangerous precedent that opens the door to other protests during the CAN,” the source said.– Credibility at stake –FIFA president Gianni Infantino, re-elected head of world football’s governing body Wednesday, said the incident was “unfortunate” for “Africa’s credibility”.The build-up to the Cup of Nations has also been blighted by uncertainty after Cameroon was stripped of the hosting rights in November having fallen too far behind in its preparations.That left Egypt, appointed as replacement hosts in January, in a race against time after the country was given just six months to ready itself for the event.Tunisian media reported that officials were aware before last Friday’s second leg that the VAR system was not working, but the players seemingly did not know.Wydad believed they had levelled on 59 minutes when Walid el Karti headed a cross into the net. TV replays confirmed he was onside, but might have fouled an opponent with his shoulder.The Moroccan team insisted that the Gambian referee check with VAR, apparently unaware that the often controversial system was unavailable.Wydad substitutes and coach Faouzi Benzarti joined in the protests, while plastic bottles containing liquid were also flung toward the visiting players and staff as tempers flared.At one stage, CAF president Ahmad Ahmad and the bosses of Esperance and Wydad spoke on the side of the pitch without succeeding in getting the match restarted.VAR had played a major role in the first leg of the final in Morocco on May 24, with referrals ruling out a goal by Wydad and later appeals for a penalty by the Moroccans in a 1-1 draw.The Egyptian referee of that match was subsequently banned for six months with CAF saying his performance was “poor”.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Feist Night – Liverpool Management Special

first_imgStan Collymore and Mark Saggers muse over the sacking of Brendan Rodgers and discuss Liverpool’s next move.last_img


first_imgSporting legends Shay Given and Martin O’Neill have sent a Donegal school messages of support in a project aimed at giving racism the boot.Busy students from 5th and 6th class in St Eunan’s National School in Raphoe are getting set to reveal a fantastic piece of art on Tuesday when they unveil their “Show Racism the Red Card” mosaic.The 6’x4’ artwork is based on a picture by 5th class student Gemma McGlynn, but the amazing project involved every class member The busy children scanned and enlarged Gemma’s picture and then sent out small cards asking people to support their campaign, which were then stuck back on the board to form the picture again.And all the students in the class wrote letters and were involved in putting the pieces back on the board as the picture came together again over the past few weeks.As well as sports stars and personalities, they also wrote to many more people including journalists, clergy and politicians and were delighted with the response.Among the replies received was a hand-written letter from Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill saying he was delighted to support them, while Shay Given also returned his signed card and sent the class posters and a dvd. Donegal stars Patrick McBrearty and Rory Kavanagh are also among the many who have signed while local clergy, sports club members and parents of the children have also added their names to the impressive artwork.The children are getting set to put the final pieces on the board today and tomorrow morning before the big reveal at 2pm in the school hall on Tuesday when everyone is welcome to come along.© 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on Follow us on LEGENDS HELP RAPHOE STUDENTS GIVE RACISM THE RED CARD was last modified: March 4th, 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:RaphoeShow Racism the Red CardSt Eunan’s NAtional Schoollast_img read more


first_imgWell done to Rory and Kevin. It will be a day in their lives to cherish forever. Rory gave a fantastic display at centre field while Kevin’s year has unfortunately been blighted by injury or we are sure he would have had a big part to play too.An e-mail was sent earlier this evening about the upcoming World Record Attempt this Saturday, September 29th in O’Donnell Park from 11am for Registration. The Coaching session itself is scheduled to begin at 12noon but all registration must take place first. All club coaches are needed for this attempt. More details below. The U13 Girls claimed the Co. title earlier this evening against Moville in the final on a score of  5-11 to 1-05 in Buncrana.Come out and support the Seniors and Reserves on Sunday  as they get their Championship campaign underway with home games against Kilcar with the Reserve game throwing in at 1:30pm and the Seniors on at 3pm. The draw for All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay tickets takes place tomorrow evening (Thursday) at 7:30pm in the Clubhouse. Text Charlie McAteer if you want your name entered into the draw on 087-2668633. September 23rd, 2012 is a day that will live long in the memories of all the people of Donegal after the superb win against Mayo in the All-Ireland SFC Final in Croke Park. Well done to Jim and his backroom team and to Rory, Kevin and all the players on their magnificent achievement in bringing Sam back to Donegal again! Rory gave a superb display in centre field.Club football is set to take centre stage once again with the Senior championship scheduled to get underway this weekend. Kilcar will visit O’Donnell Park on Sunday with the Reserve game at 1:30pm and the Seniors throwing in at 3pm.Before that, on Saturday, we will attempt to break the World Record for the Largest GAA Training Session. Registration will begin at 11am with the training session beginning at 12noon sharp. All children are asked to return their sponsorship cards to their schools asap. Adults can pay €10 at the gate on the day. We will have fun games, races, barbecue etc. on the day as well and we hope to have a very special guest in our midst!The U16 Hurlers claimed the B championship after an impressive win over Carndonagh in Burt on Thursday evening. Well done to everyone involved.The Minor Boys still await their league semi-final replay v Aodh Ruadh and their opponents in the co. championship semi-final.The U15 Northern Final v Gaoth Dobhair will also be refixed at some stage this week.The U13 Div. 1 team had a good win over neighbours Termon to continue their unbeaten run, they finish their Northern section with a home game against Gaoth Dobhair in the Park on Friday at 6:15pm. The Div. 2 team were beaten by St. Michaels last week and make the short trip to the Glebe this week to take on the Gaels. The Div. 3 team lost at home to Urris and they finish their league fixtures with a home game against N. Padraig, Muff also scheduled for Friday. The U13 Girls reached their county final where they will take on Moville after a good win over MacCumhaills.The U8/U10 Hurlers/Camogie players had a wonderful party at the end of training on Friday with thanks to Kelly’s Centra of Mountain Top.There were 3 winners in this week’s Lotto draw. They each matched 3 numbers and win €35. The numbers drawn were: 4-5-7-20. Eugene Dowling, Kiltoy; John Ellison, Lismonaghan and The Forde Family, Killyclug.GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: September 26th, 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: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more