first_imgIn sports without regular-season Conference competition, 2020-21 events will remain as scheduled with all eligible teams participating.  These championships include Men’s and Women’s Cross Country in Hammond, La., Beach Volleyball in Corpus Christi, Texas, Women’s Golf in El Dorado, Ark., Men’s Golf in McKinney, Texas, Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field in Birmingham, Ala., and Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field in Lake Charles, La.  The track and field events will have limited entries based on regular-season qualifying marks.  “With the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the financial restrictions our institutions are expecting in the coming year, the Board of Directors was compelled to take this unusual action,” Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett said.  “The presidents and athletic directors took great care to ensure that championship opportunities remain in place for our student-athletes, but also implemented a serious plan addressing the fiscal realities facing the membership.  We are all planning for this to be a short-term issue with a return to the normal Conference experience as quickly as possible.” The Board did not finalize plans for the 2021 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, as the group requested athletic directors and Conference staff to continue reviewing qualification and format scenarios.  A final determination will be made at a later date. At this time, it is expected that the restrictions will only apply to the 2020-21 academic year and previously determined championship site locations will be delayed one year. The league’s university presidents, in consultation with their athletic directors, made a number of changes to postseason championships.  In baseball, women’s soccer, softball and volleyball, the top four regular-season finishers will advance to 2020-21 tournaments at the site of the No. 1 seed.  Baseball and softball tournaments will feature double-elimination competition.  Men’s and women’s tennis teams will also advance their top four regular-season finishers to the tournament as well, but the event will remain in Beaumont, Texas, as previously determined to accommodate coaches who lead both men’s and women’s teams.center_img FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference Board of Directors approved a series of 2020-21 competitive standards Wednesday in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting financial restrictions expected in the coming academic year for the Conference and its members.  The decisions wrapped up the Southland’s modified Spring Meetings, actually a series of virtual gatherings via videoconference technology. -30- In all sports, the presidents approved team travel squad limitations for Conference competitions.  Home teams will not be subject to squad limitations. last_img read more

English Premier League Reviews

first_imgASTON VILLA 2NORWICH CITY 0GOALS:- VILLA: LESCOTT 45th; AGBONLAHOR 51st.Aston Villa claimed only their third win of the season in the Barclays Premier League but remain rooted to the foot of the table, eight points from safety. Joleon Lescott’s headed goal at the end of a dire first half was Villa’s first attempt on target. But Gabriel Agbonlahor doubled the lead after the break to send Norwich into the relegation zone.LIVERPOOL 2SUNDERLAND 2GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: FIRMINO 59th; LALLANA 77th. SUNDERLAND: JOHNSON 82nd; DEFOE 89th.Liverpool lost a two-goal lead after thousands of home fans walked out of Anfield in protest over an increase in ticket prices. The Reds led through goals by Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana. An estimated 10,000 fans were still leaving when Adam Johnson replied for struggling Sunderland and then Jermain Defoe stole an 89th-minute equaliser.MANCHESTER CITY 1 LEICESTER CITY 3GOALS:- MAN CITY: AG¸ERO 87th. LEICESTER: HUTH 3rd, 60th; MAHREZ 48th.Leicester moved six points clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League and five ahead of second-placed Tottenham with a shock win at the Etihad Stadium. Robert Huth scored the first of two goals early on before Riyad Mahrez added a second. Huth’s second put Leicester in charge and they held on, despite Sergio Ag¸ero late reply.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0GOAL:- NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 32nd.Newcastle United claimed a timely and valuable victory to move out of the bottom three. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the only goal in the 32nd minute, when he slotted in from inside the area. Newcastle also went close through Andros Townsend, whose shot hit the post, while Ben Foster denied Mitrovic.SOUTHAMPTON 1WEST HAM UNITED 0GOAL:- SOUTHAMPTON: YOSHIDA 9th.Southampton earned their fourth win in five Barclays Premier League games, despite a third red card of the season for Victor Wanyama. Saints took the lead when Maya Yoshida converted Sadio Mane’s cross. Wanyama received a straight red from referee Mark Clattenburg for diving in on West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet. The hosts survived a late scare when defender Cedric sliced a clearance narrowly past his own post.STOKE CITY 0 EVERTON 3GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU PEN 11th; COLEMAN 28th; LENNON 42nd.Everton’s revival continued when they moved up to seventh after beating Stoke, who suffered a third successive Barclays Premier League defeat. Romelu Lukaku put the visitors in front with a penalty after keeper Jack Butland had brought down Tom Cleverley. Seamus Coleman headed in a Cleverley corner and Aaron Lennon intercepted a pass before slotting in as Everton went 3-0 up at the break.SWANSEA 1CRYSTAL PALACE 1GOALS:- SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 13th. PALACE: DANN 47th.Crystal Palace ended a run of five straight defeats, thanks to Scott Dann’s fifth goal of the season as Swansea slipped to four points above the Premier League relegation zone. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s fine free kick gave Swansea a well-earned half-time lead. Palace equalised soon after the restart with Dann’s close-range finish from a corner.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 WATFORD 0GOAL:- SPURS: TRIPPIER 64th.Tottenham Hotspur moved into second place in the Barclays Premier League table on Saturday as Kieran Trippier’s first goal for the club completed a dominant win over Watford. The former Burnley full back tapped in substitute Dele Alli’s fine low cross. Spurs were denied more goals by former keeper Heurelho Gomes.last_img read more

Pacquiao wants to fight in Olympics

first_imgLAS VEGAS (AP):Manny Pacquiao says he’s thinking about fighting for his country in the Olympics this summer if the boxing competition is open to professional fighters.His promoter, though, thinks the idea of any pro fighting in Rio – much less the eight-time world champion – is a terrible idea.”The idea (that) you’ll allow professionals into the Olympics at this short notice is absolutely insane,” promoter Bob Arum said. “These people ought to have their heads examined.”The head of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has proposed allowing pros in the Olympics, though it’s doubtful the plan would be implemented by Rio because qualification tournaments are either under way or have already been held for boxers in most countries.Pacquiao, who fights Timothy Bradley next week in his first bout since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr last May, said the idea of boxing for a gold medal intrigues him.”I’m not saying I’m going to fight or saying I’m not,” Pacquiao said. “I’m not closing the door. I’m thinking about it.”Pacquiao is running for the Senate in his native Philippines, and a win in the elections next month could put an end to his boxing career as he concentrates on politics. But the possibility of fighting for his country in the Olympics could also be used to help him win votes in the campaign.No Filipino has ever won a gold medal in the Olympics, though boxers have won a total of five silver and bronze. A gold medal for Pacquiao would, if anything, cement his status forever as the country’s greatest sports hero.last_img read more

Warriors’ Andre Iguodala fined $25K for throwing ball into stands

first_imgAndre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on December 3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFPGolden State swingman Andre Iguodala has been fined $25,000 for “recklessly” throwing a ball into the stands during a game on Saturday, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe said Monday.Iguodala received a technical foul and was ejected from the game after the incident, which occurred after time expired in the second quarter of the Warriors 115-105 victory over the Trail Blazers in Portland.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Iguodala, unable to corral a loose ball before the halftime buzzer, then heaved it from half court over the basket and into the crowd.He was issued the technical foul and tossed from the game for a “hostile act”.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 ChrissWarriors coach Steve Kerr wasn’t surprised that Iguodala was ejected.“If you throw something into the stands — a mouthpiece, a ball or whatever — you get ejected,” Kerr said. “I guess the distinction the officials had to make was, was that a shot? Was he just throwing the ball toward the hoop at the end of the half? Was it out of frustration? And they deemed it was out of frustration.” LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title PBA players look back at ups and downs in 2018 as they welcome new year No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomlast_img read more

ECOWAS Team Outlines Observations on Senatorial Election

first_imgThe ECOWAS Observer Mission in Liberia for the just-ended senatorial election has outlined some challenges it observed during the conduct of the election.Among the challenges encountered on Election Day, ECOWAS Mission headed by Leopold A. J. Ouedraogo indicated that there was an absence of adequate logistics such as suitable tables and chairs for electoral officials in some of the polling centers.Poor lighting arrangements in almost all the polling stations and the absence of a display of registered voters’ lists in some of the polling centers were also some of the drawbacks that characterized the election.The ECOWAS team noted that there was an absence of security officials in a number of voting precincts, particularly in more sensitive areas.With the presence of Ebola still felt in Liberia, the observer team also noticed that there was noncompliance with health protocol relating to prevention of the EVD in some polling centers.The report further indicated that some of the polling centers delayed in starting the voting process on schedule due to the absence of logistics.However, the ECOWAS Observer Mission in its report highlighted the “Best practices” it recorded during the voting process.Among some of the best practices were the easy location of polling stations, adequate guidelines on measures put in place to prevent the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), and voting process conducted meticulously, transparently and professionally by the electoral officials, who demonstrated adequate knowledge of their roles, and in the effective presence of political parties and independent candidates’ agents.The report further indicates that the positioning of the polling booths guaranteed the privacy of the ballot, while the presence of the media in some of the polling stations gave credence to the election.In its concluding statement on the electoral process, ECOWAS said the insignificant shortcomings did not prevent the free expression by the citizens of their right to vote; therefore, the West African observer mission considers the Special Senatorial elections of December 20 to be free, fair, credible and transparent.In the midst of the shortcomings mentioned earlier, the ECOWAS mission urged the National Election (NEC) to announce the provisional results within the stipulated time limit.It also called on candidates and their supporters to comply with current procedures and the rule of law.  It further exhorts particularly all candidates and supporters to comply with democratic rules and to resort to exclusively legal means of seeking redress for any grievance emanating from the electoral process.Among some of its recommendations, the ECOWAS Observer Mission called on NEC to ensure continuous training of Electoral officials and party agents as well as initiate civic education campaigns for the populations in cooperation with civil society.Additionally, the commission urged NEC to provide adequate logistical preparation and structure for the upcoming general elections in 2017, and to ensure that security officials play their role during the electoral process, especially of preventing crisis at the level of the voting precinct.It expressed satisfaction over the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed during the polling operations and welcomed the absence of violence displayed by the voters and party agents.The mission also expressed profound gratitude to the people and Government of Liberia and especially to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her “Commitment to a peaceful democratic process” amid the public health crisis.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CH&PA, IDB launch 1st Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme

first_imgThe first Adequate Housing and Urban Accessibility Programme which provides an opportunity for Guyanese citizens to improve their standard of living, was launched on Friday at C Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown.The project became a reality due to the collaboration between the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Present at the launch was CH&PA Senior Community Development Officer, Antonette Bennet, who stated that application submissions for the programmeSophia residents gathered at the launchingcommenced on November 1, 2018, and will conclude on February 1, 2019.Bennet also went in-depth to explain that applicants can be registered and interviewed on-the-spot, which will be followed by a verification visit by field officers when the applicants become eligible.An article by the Department of Public information (DPI) revealed that the programme was started last year and provides two housing projects mainly; the Core Home Support and Home Improvement Subsidy.The first housing project comprises of a four hundred square feet flat concrete building at a cost of $4M, but requires approved applicants to make a down payment of $100,000 towards the construction. Meanwhile the Home Improving Subsidy provides a grant of $500,000 in materials.Additionally, persons who apply for the Core Home Support must be living in a regularised squatting area or a CH&PA-allocated Housing Scheme and walk with the necessary documents.The project will be in four districts; areas in Georgetown; Industry to La Bonne Intention on the East Coast Demerara (ECD), Eccles to Diamond/Grove on the East Bank Demerara (EBD) and La Parfaite Harmonie in Region 3 (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA News:The U-8 footballers travelled to Newton to take part in their first blitz of the season at the weekend. They were joined by the host club as well as Lifford & Buncrana.As well as fielding 2 boys teams we also played with our first girls only blitz team. Well done to all who took part, parents, coaches and thanks to Naomh Colmcille for hosting.Excitement is building for our home blitz which is fixed for the 30th May at Pairc na nGael.The U-14 girls team were defeated by Milford last Tuesday evening. Training continues every Monday & Wednesday evening at the pitch.Last weekend the club launched the “Come hurl with me” programme. This initiative is designed for Mums & Dads to learn and enjoy the skills of Camogie with their daughters.The programme will run every Friday evening for 6 weeks from 6.30-8pm. All welcome.With the summer holidays fast approaching we have finalised dates for our Hurling Fun Week, Camogie Crew & Cúl Camp.The Hurling Fun week runs from 6th to 10th of July, Cúl Camp is from 27th to 31st July and the Camogie Crew is penciled in for the 3rd week of July. Any business interested in getting a pitch side ad should contact Dan on (086) 739 2780 for more details.Our U-12 football training continues on Monday & Friday evenings from 6.30-7.30pm at the pitch. New players welcome.Our annual 5k road race & fun run is fixed for Tuesday 2nd June. This race is part of the Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix Series.The lotto numbers for week ending 17th May were 18, 21, 23, 25. Match 2 lucky dip was Alan & Celine Sweeney. The Jackpot now stands at €5050.Underage football coaching continues at 11am every Sunday at Pairc na nGael. New members welcome. Camogie training continues at the pitch on Mondays from 6-7pm for U-14 and older girls and Fridays from 6.30-8pm at the pitch for U-8, U-10 & U-12. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Please check club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for more info.Hurling training continues at Pairc na nGael every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS LAUNCH ‘COME HURL WITH ME’ INITIATIVE was last modified: May 19th, 2015 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgGardai have closed the road between Fintown and Dungloe following a serious road accident.Two people have been injured following a serious road accident in Fintown. Two ambulances, the Glenties Fire Service and Gardaí have all attended the scene of the accident.The two people injured in the accident were rushed to Letterkenny hospital by ambulance where they were treated for broken limbs The main road to Dungloe from Fintown has since been re-openedThe two people – a couple from Co Down – escaped serious injury.The accident happened at 12.50pm when the car in which they were travelling veered off the road and collided with a wall.  UPDATED: TWO PEOPLE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOLLOWING SERIOUS ROAD ACCIDENT was last modified: June 26th, 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)last_img read more

QPR eye Newcastle man and will pay West Ham’s Green £50k-a-week – report

first_imgQPR want Newcastle defender Danny Simpson and are willing to pay West Ham keeper Robert Green £50,000-a-week, The Sun report.Magpies full-back Simpson has so far not agreed a new deal at St James’ Park, while Green’s contract expires this summer.It is claimed that Rangers’ willingness to match Green’s wage demands are scuppering West Ham’s attempts to keep the England international.Arsenal are rivalling QPR for the signing of Manchester City midfielder Nigel De Jong, according to the Daily Mirror.Rangers boss Mark Hughes has been linked with the Dutchman, who played under him at Eastlands.And it is claimed that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also keen to capture De Jong after failing to land Rennes’ Yann M’Vila.Click here for Wednesday’s QPR quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SA steps up swine flu response

first_img13 August 2009 Symptoms can be divided into “mild”, “moderate” and “severe”. Mild symptoms include a runny or blocked nose, fever, muscular aches and pains, a general feeling of unwellness and coughing. Motsoaledi said he would be recording advertorials to be flighted on national television, radio and radio and community radio stations. South Africa’s swine flu hotline “The overwhelming majority of people have mild symptoms and will not need any specialised medical care, and we believe nothing should happen to them,” the minister said. “Such symptoms should be treated as with other influenza-like symptoms.” Letters will also be sent to religious leaders urging them to share information on the virus with their congregations. Similar letters will be sent to organised labour and business, traditional leaders, community development workers and social workers. In addition, the Department of Health would have a share-call number operational by Wednesday next week for public queries or concerns. People who are suffering from the symptoms should see their doctor. Motsoaledi said international experience had shown that closure of schools and other public places such as shopping malls was not effective in stemming the spread of the disease, merely causing social disruption instead. He said the country currently had a functional hotline, operated by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases, for health workers with queries. “Pamphlets and posters will be distributed in local communities in their local languages, at taxi ranks, shopping malls and other public places to further spread information on the virus, the symptoms, and what we need to do to ensure mitigation of its impact,” Motsoaledi said. Speaking to journalists following a Cabinet meeting in Pretoria this week, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the “enhanced national response” would build on measures already in place to deal with the H1N1 influenza pandemic, commonly known as swine flu. Moderate symptoms include mild symptoms as well as shortness of breath, chest pain, persistent vomiting and diarrhoea and signs of dehydration. What is swine flu? Media campaigns It is treatable with antiviral medication, which is available in South Africa but may only be used under a medical doctor’s direction. Transmission can be avoided by coughing or sneezing into a tissue or hanky; by washing one’s hands regularly; and by avoiding crowded areas, especially if people have symptoms of the flu. Motsoaledi said letters co-signed by the ministers of health, basic education and higher education would be sent to the heads of all school and universities outlining the challenge and the steps they needed to take. South Africa is to launch major awareness campaigns and open a public hotline as the county steps up its response to the swine flu pandemic. Anyone with moderate or severe symptoms should also seek medical attention immediately. Severe symptoms include mild and moderate symptoms as well as signs of respiratory distress, blue lips and other parts of the body, and severe drowsiness and loss of consciousness. Working with social partners However, people with chronic heart or lung disease, pregnant women, or people living with HIV/Aids, should seek medical care immediately if they develop even mild symptoms. Source: BuaNews According to the Department of Health, swine flu is an airborne disease that spreads in the same way as seasonal flu, through coughing and sneezing. It cannot be caught by eating pork.last_img read more