Southland Conference Announces Football Players of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Ramon Coto, Jr., UIW; Laclan Edwards, Sam Houston State; Christian Guzman, Houston Baptist. Honorable Mention:  Jonathan Woodard, Central Arkansas; Kaleb Muse, Southeastern Louisiana. Honorable Mention: Jalen Overstreet, Sam Houston State; Herschel Sims, Abilene Christian; Michael Henry, Nicholls. Offensive Player of the Week:  Bryan Bennett, Southeastern LouisianaBennett accounted for 301 yards of offense and four touchdowns in just over one half of action in Southeastern Louisiana’s 63-7 conference-opening win against UIW. The senior from Granada Hills, Calif. (Crespi H.S.), helped the Lions put up the most points ever against a conference opponent. Bennett rushed for two of Southeastern’s single-game school-record seven rushing scores. Bennett finished the game with 212 passing yards on 13 of 24 throwing with two touchdowns. Special Teams Player of the Week: Jatavious Wilson, Central ArkansasWilson helped Central Arkansas’ offensive attack with his special teams efforts. The sophomore from Bastrop, La. (Bastrop H.S.), had three kickoff returns for 103 yards, including a 78-yard return in the third quarter, which set up a short touchdown drive. The Bears won their conference opener with a 52-18 win over Nicholls.center_img FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana senior quarterback Bryan Bennett was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Sam Houston State freshman defensive end P.J. Hall was named the defensive player of the week while Central Arkansas sophomore kick returner Jatavious Wilson was named the special teams player of the week. Defensive Player of the Week:  P.J. Hall, Sam Houston StateHall helped Sam Houston State to a 42-10 conference win over Lamar after leading the Bearkats’ defense with seven total tackles. The Bearkats held Lamar, which led the league in scoring (42.3 points) and total offense (497.5 yards), to just 345 yards of total offense and 10 points. The freshman from Seguin, Texas (Seguin, Texas), also had a sack for 10 yards and a blocked field goal in the win. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

Kontides steals gold again

first_imgBy Richard Aspland – World SailingIt was a case of déjà vu on the final day of racing at Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France as Cypriot Laser sailor Pavlos Kontides once again stole gold from underneath the nose of his rival.On the second day of live Medal Racing from the south coast of France, it was the turn of the One and Two Person Dinghies to have their day. And the action didn’t disappoint.A colder, overcast day with a steady 8-12 knot breeze did nothing to dampen the spirits of the final few lucky World Cup Series medallists.Pavlos Kontides (CYP) must have been sitting on the start line of the Laser Medal Race thinking, ‘I’ve been here before’.At the 2016 World Cup Final in Melbourne, Kontides went in to the final race in second overall fighting for a gold against Australia’s Matt Wearn. He won that battle and the gold. This time around, the job at hand was the same, the only difference was Italy’s Francesco Marrai was now in his way. The result? Well that was the same, gold for Kontides.The Cypriot may walk away from Hyères, France with the Laser title, but it couldn’t have been closer. Kontides and Marrai finish the regatta level on 63 points. In the end it came down to the Medal Race result, and Kontides knew this, “It was a battle out there and I was in second or third. Francesco managed to pull himself back up to fifth but I knew my current position would give me the win. I got overtaken but then got my position back in the downwind and that got me the gold. It was close racing.”The battle commenced at the start, as Kontides explained, “I wanted to start under Francesco, even though I wasn’t sure if the right side was paying. About a minute in I managed to get my bow in front, he started to pick up some bad wind and had to tack. From that point, it was game on.”Game on it certainly was. Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Tom Burton (AUS) would go on to claim victory in the Medal Race, but Kontides claims Hyères gold.The man that Kontides battled in Melbourne, Matt Wearn, had to settle for bronze medal and secured it with a sixth place final race finish.last_img read more

Alarming cases of child abuse

first_imgAnother startling disclosure on children in Guyana was made this week when it was revealed that in a mere two months into 2019, over 400 reports of child abuse cases have been recorded.This was revealed by Country Representative of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Guyana, Sylvie Fouet, who said the statistics are alarming. According to the UNICEF rep, who was speaking at the launching of the Forensic Psychology and Sexual Offences Special Training Series, last year a total of 1000 cases were reported. The link between law and science, she told the gathering, will go a long way in changing the way Guyana responds to and documents child abuse cases as well as sexual violence in general.A number of cases involving children being sexually assaulted engaged the attention of the courts locally and more were reported after the Sexual Offences Court was established and begun dealing with these cases. During some of the trials, the nation was shocked to learn of the details which emerged of how the victims were sexually and physically abused. In one of the cases, a logger was found guilty on two counts of sexual activity with a child family member by the jury at the High Court. A relative of the victim read out the girl’s statement in court where the child outlined that she lives in discomfort and harbours difficulty relating to males. According to the victim, since the sexual abuse, she often has nightmares and bad dreams with constant flashbacks of the harrowing attacks inflicted upon her. She related that she does not play with friends and spends much time self-harming. She was quoted in the media saying: “I feel messed up about what happened to me”.Then there was another case in which a man appeared in court for a similar matter. He is currently serving a life sentence after being found guilty last year of raping a male family member, who was seven and eight when he was violated. These are just two of a long list of cases of our children being sexually violated. While life would never be the same again for the victims involved, it is good to see that the perpetrators are facing justice for these despicable and cruel acts. However, this might just be a tip of the iceberg as it is highly believed that many child sexual abuse cases are deliberately hidden and go unreported due to varying reasons.To reiterate a point that was previously made by this newspaper is the fact that sexual violence against children is considered to be a gross violation of children’s rights. According to UNICEF, sexual violence can take the form of sexual abuse, harassment, rape or sexual exploitation in prostitution or pornography. It can happen in homes, institutions, schools, workplaces, in travel and tourism facilities, within communities. Increasingly, the Internet and mobile phones also put children at risk of sexual violence as some adults look to the Internet to pursue sexual relationships with children. There is also an increase in the number and circulation of images of child abuse.The United Nations Development Programme had reported that Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women. In fact, Guyana was named second in top three of 10 countries in the world with the highest rate of rape against women and girls in the English-speaking Caribbean.Locally, the Childcare and Protection Agency (CCPA) has been on the frontline in bringing some of these cases to light.The Guyana Police Force is also a key partner in the fight against child sexual violence. The Force must continue to provide the necessary training to its officers to properly investigate sexual crimes against children. Our children need to be assured that when violence against them is reported, the law will act quickly to persecute the perpetrators and that our judicial system will function efficiently and equitably to bring such criminals to justice.Importantly too is that all the necessary support systems must be put in place to ensure victims and their families are provided with the counselling, etc, to overcome the trauma of sexual violence.As was stated before that children, irrespective of their ethnic, religious, cultural or social backgrounds, deserve to grow up in an environment where they feel safe.last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny has been urged to become more ‘online’ savvy so that local businesses can more money from the internet.Fine Gael councillor Jimmy Kavanagh said that some businesses are actively engaging and selling their services and products online but others aren’t.He has now tabled a motion for the latest meeting of Letterkenny Town Council asking that “the council liaise with the chamber of commerce and other interested parties to devise a strategy for ecommerce for the town.” Councillor Kavanagh revealed a recent study by Visa Europe showed that Irish consumers are to spend a total of €420 million online on gifts in the run up to Christmas, with an average spend of €227 per shopper’.“This shows that there is a huge market for online shopping and I feel that local businesses are not geared to taking advantage of this potential.“Some traders in the town are actively engaged with internet selling, but they are the exception rather than the rule. We have excellent Donegal and Irish products available and excellent gift and craft shops that are ideal for internet trading.“With so many Donegal and Irish people now living and working abroad, it is the perfect time for traders to get involved with online markets. Consumer confidence in trading online is now high thanks to; much improved online security, the fact that most people are now very comfortable using the internet, and the easy availability of online access from smartphones and tablets as well as the more traditional laptops and PC’s,” he said. He added that the availability of cloud computing also means that it is becoming easier and cheaper for traders to add an online dimension to their business.“I feel that the council has the ability and the know how to bring interested parties together, look at the opportunities and devise a strategy for the town around online trading. LYIT is also producing IT graduates of a very high standard and there is an opportunity for the college to get involved and lend their expertise.“I feel that a proper strategy on online trading for the town with clear objectives and goals would be a huge help to local business and would create some much needed employment in the Town” Kavanagh concluded. BUSINESSES URGED TO GET MORE INTERNET CLEVER TO MAKE MORE CASH was last modified: December 9th, 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghecommerceinternetonlinelast_img read more

Tight matches in Owen McDaid (Roe) Winter League at Buncrana Golf Club

first_imgThere were some great matches in the Owen McDaid (Roe) Winter League match play last weekend. It took tie holes to separate some of the pairings with Gearóid Doherty and Patrick Fletcher beating Brian Bradley and Evan Doherty at the first tie hole. Paul Eccles and Kevin McDermott played some tremendous golf to beat Pauric O’Flaherty and Francis McGrory at the second tie hole.Young Ciaran Bradley and Caolan McHugh played some fantastic golf to beat the overall top qualifiers Damien Doherty and Jonny Morrison by 3 and 2.  The draw for the quarter-finals of the match play is posted on the clubhouse notice board with all matches in the qualifiers and non-qualifiers sections to o be played on or before Sunday 1st December with no exceptions. ‘Twenties’ CompetitionsThe 9 hole Stableford ‘Twenties’ competitions will continue over the next few months and will give members the opportunity to play competition golf throughout this period. The cost will be €3.00 to entry and will run until 20 competitors play with the prize being won at this stage and a new competition will start straight away. Find the Joker FundraisingThe ‘Find the Joker’ is up and running again with a Jackpot of €1,000.00, lines only cost €2 each and this draw is open to members and non-members alike. Lines can be purchased in the clubhouse or through chief seller Oliver Doherty. MembershipThere is a great membership deal at present anyone who joins now can play the remainder of this year and all of 2020 for the normal rate of membership. That’s 15 months for Male €350.00, Lady €232.00, Beginner Male €260.00 and Lady Beginner €190.00 all fees inclusive of G.U.I. / Insurance.Christmas Hamper  Qualifying for the Annual Christmas Hamper has commenced and the format is as follows; 7 handicaps up 21 pts to qualify and 6 handicaps down 20 pts to qualify. Cards can be taken in conjunction with other competitions and the Christmas Hamper will be played weekend 7th & 8th December. The time sheet is now posted for the Christmas hamper all qualifiers and non-qualifiers for the Christmas Hamper should get their name down as there is no pre booked times for that weekend.Monthly MeetingThe next committee meeting will take place on Monday 2nd December at 7pm and all committee members are requested to attend.Tight matches in Owen McDaid (Roe) Winter League at Buncrana Golf Club was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Daniel Sturridge granted extension to respond to FA misconduct charge

first_img BEST OF 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won getty Latest Football News MONEY no dice RANKED Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge has been given an extension until February to respond to his misconduct charge from the Football Association.Sturridge, 29, was charged in November over alleged breaching of betting rules in January 2018. REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move ADVICE He was initially given until November 20 to respond to the charge but has now been granted an extension until 6pm on February 11.The England international is being flagged up specifically in relation to Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b), during the period of January 2018.The first rule states how a player “shall not bet, either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on – (i) the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of, or occurrence in or in connection with, a football match or competition; or (ii) any other matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world”.And the second rule bans players from providing information for use in betting, “which the participant has obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time”. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade It is understood that the FA investigation was triggered by huge bets on Sturridge moving to West Brom last January.He ended up joining the Baggies but denied personally betting on football released by Liverpool last month.It read: “Daniel has given his full and unequivocal cooperation throughout this process and has assured the club he will continue to do so.“Daniel has also stated categorically that he has never gambled on football.“As with any issue of this nature, we will allow the process to be concluded in its entirety before making any further comment.” Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Sturridge moved to West Brom on loan for the rest of the 2017/18 season in January 2018 huge blow 2 Liverpool say Sturridge has given “his full and unequivocal cooperation throughout the process”.last_img read more

Transfer Talk: Celtic’s Boyata battle, Jack slams Kipre

first_imgElsewhere, Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack has slammed Motherwell defender Cedric Kipre for the challenge which brought a premature close to his first campaign in a Light Blues jersey. Dedryck Boyata’s outings at the World Cup haven’t gone unnoticed and Celtic are now fighting to stave off interest in him.The centre-half has started both Belgium’s matches in Russia and, according to reports in Italy, he’s caught Lazio’s eye.The Rome side are said to be preparing a £7m offer and bumper contract to tempt Boyata away from Glasgow.But Celtic are determined to keep hold of the 27-year-old and are prioritising a new deal for the former Man City stopper, who has twelve months to run on his current Parkhead contract.last_img read more

Latest Cross Country Individual Rankings

first_imgThe latest individual cross country rankings were released Tuesday.In the 3A Boys individual rankings MOC-Floyd Valley’s Sam May is 20th, and Spencer’s Elisa Fisher is ranked 30th in the girls 3A rankings.In Class 2A Boys individual rankings E-LC’s Taylor Myers is 13th, Western’s Tage Hulstein is ranked 14th, Sioux Center’s Carter VandeVegte is 16th, Dan Schriever of George-Little Rock/Central Lyon is 21st, Cherokee’s Bryce Kremer is 23rd, and Sioux Center’s Sam Harrison is 24th. 2A Girls rankings has Cherokee’s London Rogge in 21st, Western’s Whitney Minderhoud in 29th, and Okoboji’s Lexi Duffy in 30th.Class 1A boys rankings has Will Roder of Gehlen Catholic maintaining his #2 ranking.For the complete rankings CLICK HERElast_img read more

Alcatel, SA in space science pact

first_img22 February 2006French satellite systems firm Alcatel Alenia Space has signed a skills development agreement with South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to develop space science expertise in the country.Under the agreement, the CSIR and Alcatel Alenia Space will cooperate in the space domain to strengthen their respective competencies and knowledge, with the ultimate aim of contributing to socio-economic progress both in South Africa and France.Cooperation is envisaged in the areas of landcover mapping; platform development and electronics; broadband solutions via satellite; satellite navigation and transport applications; spatial data infrastructure; and development in astronomy-related initiatives.“Where human resource development is concerned, the CSIR and Alcatel have earmarked the areas of navigation, earth observation, environmental research and meteorology,” said Phil Mjwara, CSIR group executive for research and development (R&D).“Our collaboration will include R&D activities in satellite programmes, space data information systems, and customers’ requests for information, to mention but a few areas,” Mjwara said.Alcatel South Africa CEO Linda Khumalo said the agreement would “pave the way for the implementation of space projects enabling us to bridge the digital divide within Africa.”A steering committee comprising three people from the CSIR and three from Alcatel will oversee the implementation of the agreement, as well as identify projects for collaboration.The CSIR is a statutory research and development, technology and innovation institution.Alcatel Alenia Space, an affiliate of Alcatel and Finmeccanica, is a European leader in satellite systems and space reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

The Making of a Modern Elder

first_imgFor Chip Conley, work just keeps getting better with age. That’s saying something when you consider that he’s 50-something in a business world where young people are rapidly assuming more top leadership roles. In 2013, after selling the boutique hotel company he founded, Conley felt lost. That’s when Brian Chesky, the ambitious young founder of a then-tiny start-up called Airbnb, came calling. Conley swiftly became part of a company packed with 20-somethings. He was acutely aware of the age gap and his lack of digital skills, but he also came to realize the value of the wisdom he acquired during his years in the hospitality business. Thus began his journey as a “modern elder,” a term he coined and a role he discusses in his new book Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder (Currency, 2018).What is a modern elder?Someone who can advise and support young CEOs and managers who could benefit from the insights, emotional intelligence and leadership skills of those who have been around longer. Modern elders didn’t enter the workplace with the same digital skills that have helped many young people advance so quickly in their organizations. So they not only dispense wisdom, but they also seek it, meaning they are students as much as they are sages.What can Millennials learn from Baby Boomers and vice versa?The implicit exchange that can occur is DQ (digital intelligence) for EQ (emotional intelligence). Many young people are digital natives who really understand how the technology ecosystem works. They can reverse-mentor Boomers and Gen Xers around the digital intelligence that companies want today. At the same time, older workers can provide emotional intelligence, which involves so-called soft skills like how to listen, show empathy and cooperate with others. Unlike IQ, EQ can grow over time and with experience.At Airbnb, I helped teams solve the problems that arose when people weren’t collaborating well. For example, I showed them how to form an alliance with someone you’re at odds with and to create the psychological space that people need to do their best work. I think the “DQ for EQ” transfer is the future.What advice do you have for people who may feel daunted by the technology skills needed today?Try not to hide what you don’t know. I’m not saying you should flaunt it, but don’t pretend to be someone you’re not. That just puts a lot of energy in the wrong place. Instead, adopt a growth mindset. Be willing to improve. That process begins by saying, “I’m here to learn.” If you start with a beginner’s mind, you’ll learn faster.What can young HR professionals do to better manage older employees?Tap into their wisdom and recognize their value. Older workers can sometimes have a bit of a confidence crisis, which might show up as defensiveness or bitterness. Support them so they feel appreciated, and then encourage them to get to that growth mindset. Otherwise, work is only going to get worse for them. The key is to help them realize that being curious and open to learning is to their own benefit.Is experience making a comeback in the workplace?I think so. The world is increasingly focused on digital intelligence—something many young employees have in spades—but effective leadership often involves the kind of trial and error that can take decades to master. That’s where workers of all ages can learn from each other. With five generations in the workplace for the first time ever, we have a real opportunity to collaborate and transfer wisdom like never before.last_img read more