More Marquee Women’s Basketball Matchups Await in Week 13

first_imgDouble Doubles: Central Arkansas’ Kierra Jordan put up an 11-point-10-rebound performance last Saturday and ranks first in the league with seven double doubles against conference opponents and eight overall. RPI: Central Arkansas tops the Southland in NCAA RPI rankings at No. 96, while Stephen F. Austin sits just outside the top-100 at No. 113. Defending regular season champion Abilene Christian (13-6, 7-2 SLC) heads to Lamar (13-6, 8-1 SLC) tonight for a pivotal matchup at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN3. The Cardinals are currently riding a five-game win streak and hold sole possession of second place in the standings. The Wildcats sit in fourth place and look to improve their 1-2 road conference record. FRISCO, Texas – The top women’s basketball teams in the conference will again have multiple opportunities to separate themselves from each other as the sixth week of league play begins tonight. Additional Storylines Cardinals’ Margin: Lamar’s high-powered offense tops the Southland at 76.7 points per game, while their No. 2 defense (53.9 points per game) helps them comfortably rank first in scoring margin with +22.8 against league foes. Saturday, Feb. 3McNeese at Northwestern State* (ESPN3) – 1 p.m.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at UIW* – 1 p.m.Central Arkansas at Southeastern Louisiana* (SLCDN) – 2 p.m.Nicholls at New Orleans* – 2 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Lamar* (ESPN3) – 2 p.m.Abilene Christian at Sam Houston State* (ESPN3) – 3 p.m. Home Sweet Home: Stephen F. Austin stands as the only Division I program to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams undefeated at home this season. The Lumberjacks are 12-0 while the Ladyjacks are 11-0. New Orleans (11-10, 7-3 SLC) aims to continue its mid-season surge at Northwestern State tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Privateers have rattled off five consecutive conference wins and currently sit in fifth place in the standings. They continue to be led by offensive spearhead Randi Brown, who averages 22.7 points per game in 10 Southland contests, while also possessing the No. 8 scorer in the league, Kayla Mundy (14.6 points per game). * Southland Conference game Wednesday, Jan. 31McNeese at Sam Houston State* (ESPN3) – 6:30 p.m.New Orleans at Northwestern State* – 6:30 p.m.Abilene Christian at Lamar* (ESPN3) – 7 p.m.Southeastern Louisiana at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* – 7 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (16-3, 8-0 SLC) puts their record to the test on the road twice this week – first at Houston Baptist (6-13, 2-7 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. before heading to Lamar on Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN3. As one of only three teams with only eight league games played, the Ladyjacks still continue to rank in the top three in scoring offense, scoring defense and scoring margin, assists and steals. This Week’s Matchupslast_img read more

Mexico’s Uzcategui stops Dirrell for interim IBF crown

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina NEW YORK — Jose Uzcategui pounded Andre Dirrell for eight rounds before the fight was stopped at the beginning of the ninth Saturday night, giving the Mexican the interim IBF super middleweight title.It was never a contest. Uzcategui, who was disqualified last May for a late punch to Dirrell in a fight Uzcategui was winning, came out firing and never stopped. His right hand was lethal, whether to the head or the body, as a lead or a counterpunch.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Uzcategui improved to 27-2 with 23 knockouts. Dirrell dropped to 26-3.Last spring, Uzcategui was DQ’d for a late punch at the end of the eighth round. That result was overshadowed by Dirrell’s trainer, Leon Lawson Jr., throwing a series of punches at Uzcategui following the fight. Lawson was suspended and faces a court date in Maryland.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAs if there wasn’t enough intrigue surrounding the fight, the start was delayed over an issue with the color of Uzcategui’s urine. Once doctors cleared him to fight, he was unstoppable.The bout came on the undercard to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s defense against Cuba’s Luis Ortiz. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READcenter_img Long distance: Nuggets make 19 3s, roll past LeBron, Cavs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

2 months community service for Supenaam man

first_imgSelwin Green, 27, aka Bongo, of Supenaam, Essequibo Coast, will do two months of community service at the Aurora Police Station for having in his possession two grams of cannabis.Green made his first appearance before magistrate Sunil Scarce on Thursday at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court. He pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of narcotic and was fined 00 and sentenced to two months of community service.The facts of the matter state that on September, 6, 2016 during a police raid, the cannabis was found in his home.The narcotic was found in a transparent bag under some clothes. He admitted to the offence and was arrested. He was unemployed at the time of his arrest.last_img read more

VOSIEDA Addresses Issues of Capacity-building in Forest Sector

first_imgLocally-based Volunteer to Support International Efforts in Developing Africa (VOSIEDA) with funding from Tropenbos International under the Green Livelihood Alliance (GLA) of Liberia yesterday commenced a two-day workshop on advocacy and effective engagement in the forest sector in Monrovia.The workshop, which began yesterday, brought together 22 participants from the non-governmental organization coalition, Community Forest Development Council, and representatives of youth and women’s groups to discuss effective advocacy and communications within the forest sector.The forum, held under the theme: “Advocacy and Engagement Training for Effective Forest Governance,” ends today.VOSIEDA was represented by Richard Hoff, the entity’s capacity-building expert.According to Hoff, VOSIEDA – under the implementation of the GLA project, is providing capacity building to members of the NGO coalition to intensify their promotion and monitoring capacity among stakeholders. One such activity is to conduct capacity training for VOSIEDA and other non-state actors in effective forest monitoring.Hoff described the training as a cardinal intervention for building interaction among coalition members to review action plans and data collection and validation and promotional strategies.The entity believes that strengthening the capacities of civil society organizations (CSOs) and communities to monitor and advocate for changes in land use, tenure and livelihoods would empower them to secure land tenure and access rights, and be included in decision-making on land use.This, according to Hoff, would also support adoption of nature-based approaches to the management of resources in the Sinoe, Gbarpolu and Lofa landscapes, respectively.VOSIEDA will also strengthen its engagement with the CSOs in the Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA) and REDD+ processes that will contribute to the achievement of the core conditions identified by GLA as crucial for sustainable and inclusive governance of forested landscapes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 2 health-care system worries Chairman

first_imgRegion Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Chairman, Devanand Ramdatt, is very concerned about what he describes as the poor state of the regional health-care system.According to Ramdatt, basic medications are not available at hospitals and health centres in the region. He is contending that the $40.9 million state-of-the-art operating theatre being constructed at the Suddie Public Hospital is way behind schedule, and this is costing tax payers millions of dollars to transport patients to the public hospital in Georgetown for surgery and other health services.Additionally, the chairman is contending that the doctor’s living quarters constructed at Wakapao has been completed in 2017 but still cannot be utilised.“We are now going into 2019, and for (lack of) simple furnishing, the resident doctor cannot occupy the building, and (has) to travel for miles each day at her own expense… Also, ‘Lady J’ Mobile Dental Boat Service, which was built to service the people in the riverine areas, is not working.”He explained that due to technical problems the boat is not functioning, but said that while a public-spirited citizen had offered to help resolve the technical problem, the Regional Health Officer (RHO) and the Regional Executive Officer (REO) are yet to put systems in place to have the dental service resume.Minor issues have caused two of the region’s ambulances to be not working, Ramdatt added. He said Essequibians are losing faith in the regional health care system, and he feels this is because of poor management. He added that if projects are monitored and completed in a timely manner, the situation would improve.According to Chairman Ramdatt, Region Two has millions in savings, which can be used to resolve issues in the health care system, but priority is given to parks, gated communities, planting of palm trees along the entire Essequibo Coast Public Road, and flower gardens among other non-priority matters.last_img read more

Simi Valley Calendar

first_imgTODAY Sunday evening hike, 4 o’clock at the Rocky Peak Trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Power Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Call (805) 583-3055 or e-mail sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Women’s Anger Management class, 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. TUESDAY Family planning clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet, 7 a.m. at Paul’s Italian Villa, 2585 Cochran St. Call (805) 583-2857. Chair Exercise, 12:30 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Emotional Intelligence Training for Parents, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Action Parent and Teen Support Program, 6:30 p.m. at Apollo High School, 3150 School St., Simi Valley. Hotline: (800) 367-8336. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Wood Room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 526-6231. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Woman’s Club, monthly meeting, 11 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005 Los Angeles Ave. Call (805) 583-8272. Men’s Anger Management class, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Simi Valley/Moorpark Democratic Club forum discussing presidential candidates, 7 p.m. in the Simi Valley Library community room, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. (805) 306-1959. Calendar events are compiled each week. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (805) 583-0880. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Five players most likely to sign for Tottenham in January

first_imgA new striker is believed to be the priority for Spurs right now.However, with defender and club captain Younes Kaboul rumoured to be heading to Besiktas, is another defender crucial?Hector Moreno has been linked, but his injury plagued year may mean a wait until the summer, so here are five attacking players, who could be on the move in the current transfer window.Click the arrow on the right to see the players. 4. Saido Berahino: West Brom ace to help Kane up front? – Liverpool and Tottenham are interested in taking the West Brom man, but the price being quoted is in the region of £20m-£25m. New Baggies manager Tony Pulis is said to be eager to rebuild his squad, though, and as a result Spurs wingers Andros Townsend and Aaron Lennon are being discussed as players to move in the opposite direction. 5. Adrien Rabiot: PSG to loan midfield engine? Click the arrow to see other potential arrivals – There has been a lot of speculation about who Tottenham will sell in the current transfer window – Kyle Naughton, Paulinho and Aaron Lennon have all been mentioned – but who are they making way for? PSG midfielder Rabiot has been more of a spectator this season and a host of clubs including Tottenham are keen to take the 19-year-old on loan. Manager Laurent Blanc is not keen on the idea, claiming he wants to see him progress in Paris, but a stint of regular action away could aid his development. 5 5 1. Paul-Georges Ntep: Ligue 1 wide man to ease burden up top? – From his role in a wide forward position this term, Ntep has scored six times for Rennes in Ligue 1. The 22-year-old could be the man to partner Kane up front and help the England U21 striker out with goals along with Nacer Chadli and Christian Eriksen. 5 5 5 3. Ezequiel Ponce: Teenage Argentine striker to choose England over Italy? – Roma are the other interested club in Newell’s Old Boys ace, Ponce. Club president Guillermo Lorente said both sides had presented good offers and a decision will be made along with the player’s family. However, he did add: “Perhaps Roma’s proposal is more interesting because it would allow the player to stay with us for the whole year”. 2. Emmanuel Emenike: Agent keen on moving the Fenerbahce striker on – Erdem Konyar, his agent, says Spurs are interested in the forward, who has scored twice in 13 games in Turkey. “Tottenham have really only one striker right now so it is not a surprise that they are interested,” Konyar said. The 27-year-old played four times for Nigeria at the World Cup and has a £15.7m buy-out clause. last_img read more

Newcastle rubbish Carver exit rumours but admit ‘frank’ discussions have taken place

first_img1 John Carver Newcastle United have rubbished suggestions they have sacked John Carver – but admitted ‘frank’ discussions have taken place.The Magpies put in a woeful display during the 3-0 Premier League defeat to Leicester City on Saturday, leading some to suggest the 50-year-old could be set for the chop.Derby County boss Steve McClaren had been linked with the St James’ Park top job, with some reports even claiming the former England manager may take over before the end of the season.But the club have moved to quash those suggestions – and have backed Carver for the remaining three games of the campaign.A statement read: “Following the result at Leicester City on Saturday, there has been two days of frank dialogue with John Carver and senior players.“The outcome of those discussions is that the board, John Carver, his staff and players are absolutely focused on our current situation and the three hugely-important fixtures that remain this season, two of which are at St. James’ Park.“All parties accept responsibility for the current situation but are determined, together, to ensure this Club – your Club – retains its Premier League status.“That is the only focus at this time.”last_img read more

Barca ramp up interest in Pogba, Ibrahimovic offered return to former club

first_img SORRY On talkSPORT.comBarcelona plan to watch Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in every game ahead of possible summer transferLiverpool could receive another £27million from Barcelona for the Philippe Coutinho transfer if three release clauses are metYannick Carrasco is a January transfer target for Arsenal and Italian champions JuventusOther rumoursJuventus chairman Andrea Agnelli has identified Manchester City star Leroy Sane as a future transfer target (CalcioMercato)Arsenal turned down the chance to sign Virgil van Dijk from Celtic when he would have cost just £12million (beIN Sports via Metro)Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he’s been offered a return to boyhood club Malmo (The Sun)Tottenham target Jack Grealish set to sign new Aston Villa deal with £60m release clause (Daily Express)Fulham plotting £18million move for Lyon star Maxwel Cornet — who scored against stunned Manchester City in the Champions League this week (The Sun)Manchester City to take on Manchester United in the battle to sign Ajax wonderkid Frenkie De Jong (Daily Mirror) Wolves are undertaking a massive recruitment drive at academy level to try and compete with the likes of financial powerhouses Chelsea and Manchester City (Daily Mirror) latest silverware Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BEST OF The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 revealed Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MOST POPULAR FOOTBALL NEWS Liverpool appear set to make even more money out of Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 1 predicted scrap last_img read more

MAN ESCAPES AFTER FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE IN GLENTIES

first_imgA fire has destroyed a house on the outskirts of Glenties.The fire broke out last night just after 8pm.Members of the fire service from Glenties and Killybegs as well as the ambulance service responded to the emergency call. One man was treated at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.Gardai are investigating the cause of the blaze.MAN ESCAPES AFTER FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE IN GLENTIES was last modified: December 15th, 2013 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:fireGlentieslast_img read more