Northwestern State Sweeps First Weekly Men’s Indoor Track & Field Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Amir James and Ceaser Stephens were named the Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by Honorable Mention: Nathan Jones, McNeese; Kerry Gleason, Stephen F. Austin; Matthew Arnold, Lamar. Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Amir James, Northwestern State – Sr. – Missouri City, TexasRunning the ninth-fastest 200m time in the nation, James set a meet record with the Southland’s best mark, finishing first out of 30 with a time of 21.20. James also bettered the meet record in the 60m with a time of 6.73, finishing second behind teammate Micah Larkins. James’ 60m time is 25th nationally and third in the Southland Conference. The Demons took the top team finish out of 14 competing schools at Texas A&M’s Ted Nelson Invitational last Friday, topping the final leaderboard with 80 points. They next head to Kansas for the Pittsburg State Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 27. Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Ceaser Stephens, Northwestern State – Jr. – Opelika, Ala.Stephens ranks 12th in the nation and first in the Southland with his triple jump that set a meet record last weekend, placing first individually with a mark of 50-4.75. 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. Honorable Mention: Tyler Adams, Sam Houston State; Adriano Theriot, McNeese.last_img read more

‘Run TMC up there with all-time great trios,’ says Hardaway

first_imgRun TMC personified what the decade was all about and it was of radical movement and fast-paced action and the T in the group said they could’ve went toe-to-toe with the other trios in NBA history.“We’re right up there,” said Tim Hardaway, now 51, during the NBA 3X Philippines Saturday at Mall of Asia Music Hall. “You know there were different eras but we’re up there.”Although Run TMC lasted for just two seasons, it was the NBA poster boy for offensive production from 1989 to 1991.During the 1990-1991 NBA season, all three members of the group produced more than 20 points a game.Mullin had the highest average of 25.7 points a game with Richmond at 23.9 points a game and Hardaway with 22.9 points and 9.7 assists a night.ADVERTISEMENT There was also, again, the Lakers’ Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy and, again, the Celtics’ next Big 3 of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen.San Antonio also had its version in Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili, and who could forget the infamous Heatles of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh in Miami.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’All the mentioned trios have won titles, Baylor is technically a champion since he still played with the Lakers during the 1971-1972 season when the Lakers won the championship, but none of those had a rad nickname that symbolized the decade they were in.Enter Golden State’s Run TMC of Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin who derived their name from the legendary hiphop group Run DMC during the transitional period between the 1980s and 1990s. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins The NBA has been littered with legendary trios from different generations from Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, and Elgin Baylor with the Los Angeles Lakers or the Boston Celtics’ original Big 3 of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, and Robert Parish.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Serena seeks to cap comeback year with Grand Slam No. 24 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Warriors finished that season with a 44-38 record finishing as the seventh seed in the Western Conference and stunning second seed San Antonio 3-1 in the first round of the playoffs.Golden State, though, bowed to the Lakers 4-1 in the conference semifinals.Though short-lived without winning a title, Richmond was traded before the 1992-1993 season began. Run TMC was still a notable figure in NBA history.“There were different eras but our trio is right up there with the all-time great trios,” said Hardaway.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Liberia Celebrates International Drug Day

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by proclamation declared today, Friday, June 26, as “International Drug Day,” to be observed throughout the Republic as a working holiday.According to the proclamation, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will join the International Community in the celebration of this Year’s International Day against Drug Abuse and its Illicit Trafficking under the theme, “Lets Develop our Lives, Communities and Identities without Drugs”. The proclamation further called on citizens, all government ministries, agencies and international organizations concerned to join the DEA in executing appropriate programs befitting the occasion.The government, by an Act of the National Legislature in 1999, created the DEA with the authority to combat the importation, illicit trafficking and use of dangerous drugs.The proclamation asserts that the intent of the observance of the day is to sensitize the public about drugs and its devastating effects on individuals, families and communities, and to mobilize communities and other stakeholders against the use of such substances.Drug abuse and its illicit trafficking have posed major problems to the human race and millions of people worldwide continue to be affected directly or indirectly, the Proclamation noted.On December 7, 1987, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted Resolution 42/112, which set aside the 26th day of June each year as International Day against Illicit Trafficking of Drugs and other Substances of Abuse, to be celebrated worldwide.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

TEF Convenes Africa’s Largest Gathering of Entrepreneurs

first_imgOver the weekend, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) opened what is considered the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs at its 2nd Entrepreneurship Forum held in Lagos, Nigeria.The forum celebrates the 2016 group of Elumelu Entrepreneurs – selected from over 45,000 applicants from across Africa – and their completion of the program’s innovative 12-week online training. After completing the program, Elumelu Entrepreneurs become members of the largest entrepreneurial alumni network in Africa.
“The TEF Forum is the centerpiece of the TEF Entrepreneurship Program; and through it, we are giving from the perspective of empowering recipients, instead of making them dependent on us,” explained Tony O. Elumelu at the forum. “As a result, our entrepreneurs will change the face of Africa, creating a wave of dynamic African businesses, bringing wealth to their communities and countries, and driving economic growth across the whole continent.” 
According to the business guru, as part of the TEF Entrepreneurship Program’s 10-year, US$100 million commitment, participants are now eligible to receive up to US$10,000 seed capital to implement theirbusiness plans from sectors as diverse as agriculture and fashion. Elumelu was proud to announce that 36 percent of those chosen this year were women – a significant increase on the 24 percent from the first year – adding that entrepreneurs range from 18 to 54 years old.
Also speaking, the CEO of the foundation, Parminder Vir, said: “We are proud to have established a unique platform for African entrepreneurs to forge relationships and business partnerships. In doing so, we are creating an ecosystem that fosters innovation and collaboration on a scale few believed possible.” 
Vir said the forum allows entrepreneurs to share and gain knowledge, build cross-border partnerships, and connect with investors and policymakers. The first day features plenary panels, master classes, TED-style talks and sector specific networking opportunities, while the second day would be a policy-led gathering, focusing on improving the enabling environment, he added.The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) was established in 2010 and is the leading philanthropic foundation championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the African continent. The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent. The foundation’s flagship initiative, the TEF Entrepreneurship Program, is a 10-year, US$100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor, and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs capable of changing the face of business across Africa.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Labour Department monitoring non-payment of NIS, PAYE

first_imgCity Hall’s financial woesIn light of the recent complaints which surfaced in relation to City Hall’s non-payment of National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) deductions owed to the relevant agencies, the Social Protection Ministry’s Labour Department has announced that it is currently monitoring the situation.This was related to Guyana Times by Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle during an interview.“We are monitoring the situation. We had a tripartite meeting (at) which the NIS General Manager indicated (the issue); that’s how we know. We wrote them (City Hall) and they responded, (so) we are monitoring it all the time. We continuouslyChief Labour Officer Charles Oglecontinue to monitor the City Hall,” he related.Ogle informed he is aware of a payment plan the M&CC have arranged with the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and NIS to ensure the dues are paid.“They have a payment plan for the Union dues, the NIS (and all) the different things with the different agencies (like) the GRA,” the Chief Labour Officer pointed out.According to him, the agencies would have agreed to the payment plan, since City Hall “does not have the money”.Questioned if the Department would take any action against City Hall if it continues along the line of failing to pay the dues, Ogle said, “What actions could we take? There is a shortage, or a lack of funds, or whatever; so they have an agreement with these agencies to pay as soon as they get the monies.”Workers in different departments of the Mayor and City Council took to the streets on August 20 as they protested the non-payment of their dues and several other issues.According to them, the Union dues and even NIS deductions were made from their salaries, but whenever they visit the NIS, they were being told that their payments are not up to date, which results in them being unable to be financial compensatedCity Hallwhen sick or in need of glasses, etcetera.“Them ain’t paying the money! So when people sick, they can’t go for nothing. The people sayin, ‘Go back to Council’, cause Council not payin the money,” a worker in the Drainage and Engineering Department told this publication.He added that nonpayment of the workers’ salaries is becoming very frustrating, especially at this time of year, when parents are expected to buy school supplies for their children.Recardo Grant, another worker, said the workers have been promised that deductions made from their salaries would accordingly be remitted to the relevant agencies, but this has not been happening.“No NIS money have been paying for we, (and) no back pay… They only promising we…is long this man (King) deh pun this thing. We can’t eat promises; I can’t carry promises to the market,” Grant stated.last_img read more

Western Stima on the verge of KPL return

first_img0Shares0000Western Stima players line up for a group photo before a previous National Super League match. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27 –  Western Stima will mark a grand return to the Kenyan Premier League on Friday, just one season after they were relegated, if they beat ‘small brothers’ Coast Stima at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.Western Stima sit at the apex of the National Super League (NSL) standings with 73 points after 33 matches, seven ahead of second placed KCB who have played a match less and 10 ahead of third placed Nairobi Stima. A win on Friday will take them to 76 points meaning the worst they can finish assuming they lose their final two games of the season is second spot.The powermen have been on a roll and have won all their last five matches, and look destined for a return back to the top tier. Their last defeat was on August 11 when they lost by a solitary goal away to Bidoc United.They have enjoyed a formidable fortress in Kisumu where they have only lost once, to another ‘small brother’ team Nairobi Stima who beat them 1-0. They have won 13 and drawn two and head coach Paul Ogai will be looking to keep the record as fearful as he can.Coast Stima are placed sixth in the NSL standings and have had a checkered record over the last five games, winning two, drawing a similar number and losing one. The two sides drew 2-2 in the first leg in Mombasa.KCB players celebrate Simon Abuko’s goal during a past FKF National Super League match against Nairobi City Stars at the Hope CenterMeanwhile, second placed KCB will be eager not to drop the pot at the doorstep as they have done over the last two seasons and will be at home to the Green Commandos at the Camp Toyoyo turf in an early kick off.The bankers on a run of four wins in five matches have picked plenty of lessons from their failings in the last two seasons where they enjoyed a good campaign only to drop off the promotion race in the dying minutes of the season.“What we have learnt is that every match is won on the pitch and we should have respect for every opponent we face. We can’t underrate anyone and we have to take every game very seriously,” KCB tactician Elvis Ayany told Capital Sport.With four matches left, KCB are 66 points, three ahead of Nairobi Stima and the tactician says they want nothing short of the top two automatic promotion slots.With a weaker goal difference compared to Nairobi Stima, KCB cannot afford to drop the ball with eyes on the prize as the former who are looking for a first ever promotion to the top tier look to take advantage.“We have our eyes fixed on the prize. We have the focus and all the players are motivated by the fact that they are very close to making it back to the league. Green Commandoes is a very good team and we cannot afford to underrate them. We will go into the match with seriousness,” Ayany further stated.KCB interim coach Elvis Ayany watches on during a past national Super League match at the Camp Toyoyo GroundsCommandoes are placed 15th in the standings and look well into avoiding relegation. They awarded a walk over to KCB’s promotion foes Western Stima last weekend, but the Kakamega High School team looks to put that behind their backs on Friday.The first leg played at the Bukhungu Stadium ended 1-0 in favor of the bankers.Meanwhile, Nairobi Stima who have not won over the last three matches will be at home on Saturday taking on Administration Police in a must win tie. A loss will be detrimental to their promotion hopes.Stima are five points ahead of fourth placed Ushuru FC who take on St. Josephs Youth on Friday. The two look to be the most probable candidates to vie for the play-off third place slot.NSL weekend fixtures: Friday: Ushuru v St. Josephs Youth, KCB v Green Commandoes (Camp Toyoyo), Western Stima v Coast Stima (Kisumu).Saturday: Kenya Police v Nairobi City Stars (Naivasha), Migori Youth v Kibera Black Stars (Kisii), Nakuru All Stars v FC Talanta (Nakuru), Administration Police v Nairobi Stima (Camp Toyoyo), Modern Coast v GFE 105 (Mombasa), Kisumu All Stars v Kangemi All Stars (Kisumu).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘Leaked’ Liverpool line up v Bournemouth: Is this the XI Rodgers will start tonight?

first_img Bournemouth v Liverpool in the League Cup is live on talkSPORT Bournemouth v Liverpool in the Capital One Cup quarter-final is live on talkSPORT on 17 December 2014. Stream it live here.Liverpool travel to Bournemouth in the League Cup for a fixture that looks like a hiding to nothing for the Reds, who ordinarily would be expected to beat lower division opposition.Indeed, the Premier League side won 2-0 at Dean Court in an FA Cup meeting at the start of 2014.But the Cherries are now top of the Championship and unbeaten in their last 12 games in all competitions, while Liverpool have lost six and won just three of their previous dozen matches.After crashing out of the Champions League and falling seven points behind fourth place in the Premier League, following a painful 3-0 defeat at Manchester United, Brendan Rodgers is under pressure to turn things round on Merseyside.But on the south coast his team should face a stern examination of their credentials and another defeat would leave Liverpool’s confidence shattered before the visit of Arsenal at the weekend.For that reason, it is imperative that Rodgers gets his team selection right.Mario Balotelli and Glen Johnson are both ruled out through injury, and rumours are flying around Liverpool fan forums and social media suggesting that Liverpool’s line up has been leaked.It looks like this… 1 1 How would you like to see Liverpool line up? Comment below…last_img read more

VAR in play from quarter-finals at AFCON

first_img“It was planned for the semi-finals to start with, but we insisted that we have to go a little bit further. The executive committee decided on the quarter-finals, so that it’s a success.”The announcement was one keenly awaited since the controversy that overshadowed the second leg of the CAF Champions League final between Tunisian club Esperance and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco.In an unprecedented decision, CAF ordered the match to be replayed following the Cup of Nations after Wydad walked off the pitch in protest and refused to return after a faulty VAR system was unavailable to judge a disallowed equaliser.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The ball that will be used at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt © AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHEDCAIRO, Egypt, Jun 20 – VAR, the video review system that sparked chaotic scenes in the African Champions League final last month, will be introduced from the quarter-final stage at the Cup of Nations in Egypt, CAF president Ahmad Ahmad said Thursday.“It’s a measure of prudence. When you see the various countries that use VAR, they don’t rush into it from the start. It’s a technology that a lot of people don’t completely use yet,” Ahmad said in Cairo, on the eve of the opening match between hosts Egypt and Zimbabwe.last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Chamber has apologised to GAA fans after the fall-out from their request that the Donegal GAA team have their homecoming in Letterkenny.In a statement issued to Donegal Daily, the chamber said it was never their intention to create any controversy or division.Chamber President John Watson caused huge debate when he said it was time Letterkenny shared in the homecoming of the Donegal team instead of the traditional Donegal Town. The statement caused a huge outpouring of debate form across the county with manager Jim McGuinness saying now was not the time for such calls.This morning Letterkenny Chamber said “Letterkenny Chamber wishes to state unequivocally that it was never our intention to create any controversy or division around the matter of the homecoming for the Donegal GAA team.“We regret that there has been such a negative reaction to our understandable wish to share in the achievements of the team but feel that the most important thing at this time is for the people of Donegal to pull together behind our team.“On behalf of local businesses in the town and all the people behind them, we will do our utmost to ensure that this is the case. We wish the team every success on Sunday 23rd!”    LETTERKENNY CHAMBER – ‘WE DIDN’T WANT CONTROVERSY OR DIVISION’ was last modified: September 6th, 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:donegalLetterkenny Chamberlast_img read more


first_imgBingo Continues in hall on Tues at 8.30 Lotto results CN,DL,LD,AH 5 MATCHED 2 E.MC.Mullan ,C.Bonar,J.O.Kane P.Tinney D.Mc Elhill Convoy Nx WEEKS jACK POT €1100Training for Senior Ladies Wed from 7 -8.15 Fri from 7.30 and sun 12.30New Players are always welcome. Junior team will play Buncrana at home on Sun 7th at 12 come along and support . Seniors play Aodh Rua on Thurs 11th at home also . Gaelic for Mothers and Others takes place on Wed at 8.30 new playersalways welcome.Training for Underage continues on Fri evening from 6-7 new Playerswelcome U 10 have a blitz at home on Sat all players be at pitch for 10.20. No Senior Game at Weekend.The Reserves drew with Urris in the first round of the jnr B championship Reserves took an early lead 5-2 with points from G.Sweeney Begley and M.Ayton.Urris were strong in the 2nd half and had a 10-7 lead but St Marys pegged them back to 10 each Best Performances from P.Mc Gylnn and G.Harvey GAA NEWS: ST MARY’S CONVOY CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 1st, 2013 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 NEWS: ST MARY’S CONVOY CLUB NOTESlast_img read more