Bearkats’ McDonald, Ladyjacks’ Kriesel Named Softball Players of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Megan McDonald and Stephen F. Austin’s Ashley Kriesel are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.McDonald made six starting appearances for the Bearkats (9-12) last week, racking up 13 hits, six RBI and a .520 batting average. The senior accounted for a trio of extra-base hits and pushed the Kats to a win over Texas A&M Wednesday evening in game two of a doubleheader in College Station, Texas.Kriesel dealt a perfect weekend for the Ladyjacks (15-4) with a trio of wins over Northern Iowa, Belmont and Central Arkansas at the Shamrock Classic in Conway, Ark. The senior put in 18 innings of work and never surrendered a run, fanning 34 batters and registering a pair of complete games along the way. Against Belmont, Kriesel sat down 15 batters to mark her second game of the season with at least 15 strikeouts.Softball Hitter of the Week – Megan McDonald, Sam Houston State – Sr. – CF – Georgetown, TexasMcDonald had an exceptional week, hitting .520 with a .640 slugging percentage and a .538 on-base percentage in six games against three teams that made the NCAA Tournament last season. The senior captain had five multi-hit games and was 2 for 5 with two RBI to lead the Bearkats to their first win in 25 years over Texas A&M, snapping a 51-game losing streak to the Aggies. She drove in six runs in the leadoff spot for the week and had a pair of RBI doubles in SHSU’s 2-1 win over North Dakota State Friday. McDonald is also currently riding a six-game hitting streak.Honorable Mention: Cori McCrary, McNeese; Kat Marshall, Northwestern State; Marisa Arriaga, Stephen F. Austin.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Ashley Kriesel, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – RHP – Houston, TexasKriesel helped the Ladyjacks dominate at the Shamrock Classic, as she went 3-0 with three shutout efforts against Northern Iowa, Belmont and Central Arkansas. She surrendered just six hits all weekend, didn’t allow a run, issued just one free pass and struck out 34 batters. Kriesel also held her opposition to an impressive .100 batting average for the weekend.Honorable Mention: Jordan Moon, Nicholls, Bronte Rhoden, Northwestern State; MC Comeaux, Southeastern Louisiana.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.last_img read more

Simeone, with Diego Costa and João Félix in attack at Anfield

first_imgCosta’s fury as an antidote to the fault that Klopp has prepared in Anfield. The striker returned from his injury, cervical disc herniation that forced him to go through the operating room in November, precisely in the first leg of this tie. A Coast that has since played 62 minutes spread over three games. That against Liverpool (13 ‘), Espanyol (27’) and Sevilla (22 ‘). No goal. He has only two in a season in which he has only been able to play 33% of the total minutes. But it’s Costa. His presence alone threatens. Diego Costa was one of the letters that Simeone lacked last year in the round of 16 against Juventus in Turin and will be his surprise in this one. As in that one way. Coast in Anfield, holder. Lagarto’s is the bet of the Argentine coach in his front, along with João Félix, instead of Morata, who last Saturday suffered a blow to the thigh against Sevilla. The rest will be as expected. Oblak in the goal and Trippier and Lodi in the bands. The Cholo reserved himself precisely to the Brazilian side against Sevilla on the weekend because he was dragging a contracture and needed it ready for this game, in the first leg it was fundamental, both in attack and defense. In the center of the defense of the last nine games: Savic-Felipe.In the center three positions are non-negotiable, those that occupy Thomas, who also did not play in Seville by penalty not even a season before Juventus in Turin and that is the rigor and balance of the center of the field. Like Saul, the rojiblanco that always stands out in these nights, the great Champions, and the captain, Koke, who makes everyone else better. Correa is also non-negotiable at the moment: from being out in summer to gain ownership with goals, assists and differential talent.Next to Costa, João Félix. The rojiblanco club paid 127 million last summer to be differential in games like this. His great night has come. In summer I had no better partner than the Hispanic-Brazilian. That is what Simeone will think when tonight his team jumps in Anfield, to play the remaining 90 minutes of this tie that, for the moment, is winning 1-0.last_img read more

UG, National Library host exhibition on work, life of Cheddi Jagan

first_imgThe University of Guyana, in collaboration with the National Library, hosted a two-day exhibition on the life and work of the late Dr Cheddi Jagan at State House in Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast.The event began on Tuesday.The exhibition was one in a series that will be held across the country to mark the centenary birth anniversary of the late President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.Essequibians, especially schoolchildren, were given a chance to learn more about the man who sacrificed his entire life for a free and just Guyana.On display were books he wrote, speeches, journals, addresses, letters, newspaper articles, pamphlets, quotations and videos compiled by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre. There were also photographic displays on the contributions made by this great son of the soil.One of the most-talked-about documented his visit in 1993 to Singapore, where an orchid was renamed after him, the “Dendrobium Cheddi Jagan”.last_img read more

Govt to probe gold, mercury smuggling – Trotman

first_imgAn investigation will soon be launched into the suspected smuggling of gold and mercury out of Guyana. This is according to Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, who on Wednesday noted that he believes gold and mercury are being smuggled out of the country.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanTrotman made the announcement during the inaugural meeting of the Multi- Stakeholder Committee on Natural Resources, held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.The minister said his suspicion grew after inspecting the figures regarding mercury being imported. “When I look at the figures, I am amazed at the volume of mercury that is being imported into Guyana recently, given the amount of gold that we are getting. This mercury can’t all be used in Guyana. So I suspect — and that is just a suspicion of mine — that it may be going elsewhere, where it has been restricted or banned, because I don’t believe that all of it is being used in Guyana. Or it (can be that it) is being stockpiled, (but) I don’t know for what purpose,” Trotman declared.It was further explained by the minister that the two large gold mining companies do not use mercury. According to him, mercury is more frequently used by small and medium scale miners.“We do believe that some of the mercury being imported into Guyana is crossing the border into Suriname. Because it is banned in Suriname, it is (being) smuggled (there), we believe,” the minister pointed out.He warned that while his suspicion has not been confirmed, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRE) will be working with the neighbouring state (Suriname) to determine this.One such partnership will be manifested later this month when Suriname’s Natural Resources Minister visits Guyana to facilitate a conference on the said matter and others.Trotman promised, “We are going to be working closer with Suriname and with our partners (like) Conservation International, World Wildlife Fund and others, to bring this matter to a point and place of satisfaction”.The minister further informed that he understands smuggling is an ongoing phenomenon which cannot be eradicated, but can rather be reduced.He further said the MNRE is aware that gold is also being smuggled over the borders.“We do have instances…of smuggling of gold. We believe that we have (a) better understanding of the phenomenon. Nonetheless, it continues, and we are striving to curb it…we are not going to pretend like we can eradicate smuggling and bring it to zero. We can, however, be very vigilant and curb and in fact reduce significantly the incidents of smuggling,” Trotman said.According to him, Government has also been working with the United States Government to aid in tackling the issue.The Minister nevertheless told the Guyana Times that an investigation will be launched into the matter.While in opposition, the coalition party had bashed the then ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) administration for losing large amounts of revenue from to the loss of gold.last_img read more

New Horizons medical team conducted 39 successful gynaecological surgeries in Linden

first_img– As hospital records first laparoscopic tubal ligation surgeryBy Utamu BelleThe United States (US) New Horizons medical team has conducted 39 successful gynaecological surgeries at Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) as the hospital also recorded its first laparoscopic tubal ligation surgery.LHC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Farouk RiyasatMembers of the medical mission posing with John Adams and Dr Pansy ArmstrongThe medical team, which is currently on a mission to Guyana, was honoured at an appreciation and farewell ceremony hosted at the Watooka Complex in Linden on Friday evening.The team, which conducted advanced methods of surgeries over several days, was ably assisted by medical staff attached to the hospital. Delivering opening remarks at the ceremony, LHC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Farouk Riyasat alluded that it took over a year of intense planning and preparation between the stakeholders involved to successfully achieve the desired results.He reported that during the period of May 22 to 26, female patients from Regions Three, Four, Six and 10 were screened and scheduled for surgeries. From May 27 to June 6, the CEO reported that major gynaecology operations were conducted on 39 patients.During this period also, Dr Riyasat said a total of 26 abdominal, three vaginal and six ovarian hysterectomies were conducted in addition to the first laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation at the hospital.“By the way, the bilateral laparoscopic ligation by way of laparoscopic method, it’s the first time we’re doing that at the Linden Hospital Complex. And thanks to the training we will continue doing so…”, the CEO boasted as his revelation was met with loud applause from the gathering.Dr Riyasat also alluded to the other surgeries which were conducted as he noted that a total of 55 patients were screened, however, 16 were referred for medical management while 39 received surgical intervention.He noted that seven of these patients were from Region Three, two from Region Four, five from Region Six and 25 from Region 10.This, Dr Riyasat related, shows that the Region 10 hospital has the capacity to facilitate more patients from across Guyana. He further related that the post-operative care which the patients received saw a one hundred per cent recovery rate with zero post-operative surgical site infections in addition to excellent prognoses.He added that the New Horizons team also received full support from the hospital’s doctors, nurses and other medical staff, as he commended the team for its commitment and hard work.In his remarks, team leader of the Linden mission, Lieutenant Colonel Jason Massengill conveyed heartfelt thanks to the Public Health Ministry, leadership and medical staff of the hospital and members of the New Horizons medical team.Massengill, who is also the mission’s lead gynaecological and reconstructive surgeon, explained that this was his third mission. He noted that this was one of the most rewarding opportunities he has had so far as he referred to it as one of the most successful missions. Massengill said this could not have been successful without the people on the ground.While 39 surgeries were conducted, Massengill related that over 129 different procedures were performed, which he referred to as “incredible”. He said this also provided great training opportunities for several members of the medical team. What would usually take 4 years minimum for some trainees, he noted, was achieved in just 9 days.“This is also one of the most successful trips we’ve ever done…Linden Hospital, by far is one of the best hospitals that we’ve been to in South America…This is a training exercise for us…We did over 129 different procedures on patients…”, the team leader boasted.He added that the team has felt truly welcomed in Guyana and has enjoyed every opportunity.Personal Assistant to Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, John Adams in delivering remarks on behalf of the Minister expressed gratitude to the medical team for a job well done as he extended wishes for continued success.He noted that while the surgeries are available in Guyana, the team was able to speed up the process over the timeframe to ease the burdens on the affected women.He also thanked Regional Health Officer (RHO) Dr Pansy Armstrong, whom he noted has been the Ministry’s link to the regional mission as he noted that the Ministry looks forward to continued cooperation with the team.Meanwhile, Chairman of LHC Management Committee Mortimer Mingo told the gathering that the committee was grateful for having the medical team, as he noted that its presence and intervention would have assisted greatly in the delivery of quality and effective healthcare which is in keeping with the hospital’s mandate.He said he was appreciative that persons from other parts of the country would have also sought medical assistance at the hospital and as such the team would have assisted in building capacity at the medical institution.In addition, Regional Chairman Renis Morian expressed gratitude on behalf of the region as he alluded to the significant impacts made by the team which he noted has been extended to the lives of the patients who benefited.“Without the surgeries, we would have lost a number of persons…so, the work that you have done would have had tremendous impact, not only on this region but the other regions where the other persons came from…We are indeed grateful…and truly we see you as heroes…You’ve not only made persons well but you’ve imparted skills to our doctors and nurses and professionals in the health sector to follow…”, Morian said.Several medical practitioners attached to the team and the hospital were also awarded for their services provided. Also present were members of the Guyana Defence Force, Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell, members of the LHC Management Committee and Chinese and Cuban specialists.Meanwhile, a total of two staff physicians, four trainees, three anesthesia providers, three nurses and four technicians were deployed to perform surgeries at the LHC.The mission was made possible through the collaborative effort between the New Horizons team, LHC, Public Health Ministry, Regional Democratic Council (RDC) and the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC).last_img read more

Barcelona honour terror attack victims in Betis win

first_imgA minute’s silence was held before kick-off, whilst Barcelona players wore black armbands and shirts with ‘Barcelona’ replacing individual names on the back.“What happened was terrible, we hope this stops now because we are not afraid,” Barca winger Gerard Deulofeu, who set up both goals, told BeIN Sports Spain. “This victory is for those affected.”The decision for the match to go ahead with increased security measures put in place was part of a desire to “recover normality” in the words of Catalonia’s president Carles Puigdemont.A defiant attitude was on show in the stands, although in common with many matches against weaker opposition, the 99,000 capacity Camp Nou was far from full.After the attack some fans, especially tourists, returned their tickets, the club said without giving figures.“Their money was refunded to everyone, the circumstances are special and understandable,” a club spokesman said.– ‘Not afraid’ –Fans in the Barca singing section borrowed a line from the club’s anthem in a banner that read: “No one can ever break us,” whilst chants of “we are not afraid” rang out after the minute’s silence.Barcelona (L) and Betis’s football players observe a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 20, 2017 © AFP / Josep LAGO“We can’t live with fear, which is exactly the mentality that these situations normally cause and people don’t want to leave the house,” said Vanessa Hano, 28, an American Barcelona resident.“I thought there would be like a collective hysteria but I see everything is normal,” added Sandra Lorenzo, 41, as she sold drinks next to the stadium.“I have worked here for 25 years at every match. They are not going to make me stay at home.”Prior to the attacks, Barca had endured a difficult start to the season on the field as shorn of Neymar following his world record 222 million euro ($261 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalans were swept aside 5-1 on aggregate by Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup.Coach Ernesto Valverde admitted on Saturday events in the past few days had put the club’s problems into perspective.However, despite also missing the injured Luis Suarez and Andres Iniesta, Barca rose to the challenge of raising the city’s spirits with a dominant display.“In the end you always have to move forward,” said Valverde.Security members of the Camp Nou stadium walk before the Spanish league footbal match on August 20, 2017 © AFP / LLUIS GENE“Our idea was to be able to dedicate this victory to those affected.”With the mayor of Cambrils Cami Mendoza and chiefs of Catalonia’s regional police force among those watching on, captain Lionel Messi led by example with Deolofeu and Paco Alcacer struggling to fill Suarez and Neymar’s shoes up front.Messi smashed an early free-kick off the post and his presence was enough to pressure Alin Tosca to turn Deulofeu’s low cross into his own net for the opener nine minutes before half-time.Deulofeu was the provider once more when Barca doubled their advantage three minutes later as Sergi Roberto slotted home from close range.Messi also posed the biggest threat of a low key second-half as he struck the woodwork twice more with rasping shots from outside the area.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona’s midfielder Sergi Roberto (R) celebrates after scoring against Real Betis at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 20, 2017 © AFP / Josep LAGOBARCELONA, Spain, Aug 20 – Barcelona got their La Liga season off to a winning start on Sunday, beating Real Betis 2-0 at a emotional Camp Nou following a pair of terrorist attacks in Catalonia.Twin vehicle attacks on Thursday killed 14 people and wounded around 120 in Barcelona’s bustling Las Ramblas boulevard and the nearby seaside resort of Cambrils.last_img read more


first_imgA CAR dealership in the North which exports second hand cars to consumers in Co Donegal has been fined – after ‘clocking’ vehicles.Seven Towers Autos in Ballymena, Co Antrim, was fined Stg£400 for breaching consumer laws.It had offered to sell two cars to undecover BBC journalists – and both vehicles had mileage tampered with. One vehicle had the clock turned back by an astonishing 100,000 miles.Today one Donegal man who bought a car from the garage urged other motorists in the county to have their vehicles checked of they bought them from Seven Towers Autos.“I am having my car checked just in case,” said the Letterkenny motorist.“I think this is a warning to anyone buying a car, or bringing one into the state, that it should be checked out first by a mechanic or the AA,” he added.The firm pleaded guilty to two charges under Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (CPRs).Moira Todd of the Trading Standards Service in the North said: “All second hand car dealers should take steps to ensure that the mileage on a vehicle is accurate.“They must not allow a prospective buyer to rely on the mileage indication unless they are absolutely sure it is accurate.“In this case, the company could have easily established that the mileage readings on these vehicles were incorrect by carrying out simple enquiries.“Clocking the mileage of a car is downright deceptive and the TSS will take formal prosecution action against any trader who is found to be engaging in this practice.”Anyone from the county who bought a car in the North and who has encountered a problem with car clocking should contact Trading Standards.More than 11,000 cars have been imported into the Republic from the North and Britain so far this year, says the website IMPORTER CAUGHT CLOCKING CARS was last modified: July 1st, 2011 by gregShare 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:ballymenacar clockingdonegalletterkennylast_img read more

All 8 teens packed into car live

first_imgThe 19-year-old driver, whose name was not released by police, could face charges including child endangerment, having too many people in his car and obstruction of his driving abilities, LAPD Sgt. Russ Kilby said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The teenagers, all from Anaheim, were returning home from a party in Hollywood at 2:20 a.m. Friday when the driver lost control on Mulholland Highway. The driver, Deydi Valle of Anaheim, tested negative for alcohol consumption, and nothing found in the car indicated the juveniles had been drinking, police said. The passengers included one 12-year-old boy, three 14-year-old boys, one 15-year-old girl, one 16-year-old girl and one 16-year-old boy. Police said one 16-year-old suffered a broken back and a collapsed lung. The other serious injury was to a 14-year-old who suffered a fractured skull and will require surgery, police said. “The outcome is clearly a rarity, as lesser collisions have taken lives,” Humphrey said. “We remind people to limit their vehicle occupancy to sitting positions with seat belts. And as always, buckle up.” Eight teens packed into a Nissan Sentra – including two locked in the trunk – miraculously survived after the compact car plunged 200 feet down a Mulholland Drive embankment, authorities said. “As the vehicle tumbled down the hillside, the trunk was ripped from the car, every piece of metal was bent and banged, and all of the windows were missing,” Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. “It is miraculous that anyone survived.” Two of the passengers in the car tumbled out near the top of the hill and were able to summon help. Firefighters and paramedics rappelled to the wreckage and treated the six other patients, who were hoisted up the steep hillside by a rope rescue system. last_img read more


first_imgTHE weekend saw the final round of the Irish Hillclimb championship at Knockalla.Click the video to watch footage. DDTV VIDEO: FOOTAGE FROM THE KNOCKALLA HILLCLIMB RALLY was last modified: September 6th, 2011 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:donegal rallyknockalla climbrallylast_img


first_imgMajella O’Donnell has said her relationship with her husband has grown stronger through her battle with cancer – even though he was abroad for a lot of her treatment.Daniel and MajellaMajella said she was happy that hubby Daniel went on tour while she underwent chemotherapy.She said “I didn’t really want him to be around. I didn’t want to be fussed over. As I said, there’s not a lot he can do just sitting there looking at me.” She added that Daniel’s devotion to her despite being away in the US on tour has made them even stronger as a couple.“He really cemented himself as my soulmate,” said Majella. DANIEL’S SUPPORT HAS CEMENTED OUR RELATIONSHIP – MAJELLA was last modified: March 10th, 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) Tags:cancerdaniel o’donnellMajellalast_img read more