Southland Gives Back: Bearkats Stuff Backpacks for Annual School-Supply Drive

first_imgHUNTSVILLE, Texas – Student-athletes from Sam Houston State recently took the time to continue a consistently-instilled Bearkat tradition of impacting the local community when the SHSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) teamed up with Academy Sports + Outdoors to give back to a local elementary school.For the third consecutive year, Academy Sports + Outdoors donated more than 100 backpacks to aid a school-supply initiative coordinated by the Sam Houston State SAAC. The retailer, and partner of Sam Houston athletics, provided bags which were subsequently filled with necessary school supplies before being delivered to Scott Johnson Elementary in Huntsville.Sam Houston’s 17 teams collected items to assist the school including Kleenex, scissors (round edges), glue sticks, hand sanitizer, No. 2 pencils, 16-count crayons, wide-ruled notebook paper and spiral/composition books.“This has been a great partnership for us, and it is something that brings great joy to both our student-athletes and the elementary students who receive the supplies,” Sam Houston State Senior Associate Athletics Director Chris Thompson said. “We’ve been doing this for several years and it never ceases to amaze how many smiles it brings to all involved. Everyone, especially our SAAC members, love how rewarding the experience is.”SHSU athletics has a history of supporting Scott Johnson Elementary including the department’s Bearkat Mentor Program, which allows the athletes to serve as positive examples and role models for the elementary school children.SAAC is comprised of representatives from all sports in Bearkat Athletics and is a group who initiates community service efforts throughout the year. The organization has contributed to local school-supply drives for the past 13 years, receiving a list of supplies needed to replenish the classroom and help those children who do not have the resources to make it through the year.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more

Lolohea signs with Wests Tigers

first_imgPhoto:Copyright: Wests Tigers Media (Tui Lolohea has signed with Wests Tigers through to the end of 2019). Lolohea has joined Wests Tigers until at least the end of the 2019 season and is available for selection for the team’s Round 13 clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons.The versatile 22-year-old has played 53 NRL games for the New Zealand Warriors since making his debut in 2014.Wests Tigers head coach Ivan Cleary welcomed Lolohea to the club.“On behalf of everyone at Wests Tigers I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome Tui to the club,” said Cleary. “Tui has shown that he is a player of tremendous natural talent. We look forward to helping him develop, and reach his true potential, in the coming years.”last_img

Govt must do what the Constitution prescribed

first_imgDear Editor,As the anti-democratic chalice of the PNC/R-led coalition burns, President David Granger’s unilateral appointed Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) adds fuel and fans the flames. Under his stewardship, the Commission tends to invalidate its own constitutional mandate, that of the Legislature and the Judiciary. The implications would be deep, sacrificial, and revolutionary for all citizens of our dear land.Obviously, under the directed political mandate of the PNC/R, the Chairman Justice (ret’d) James Patterson continues to lean impulsively in favour of the fallen coalition while obliterating all semblance of democratic norms. Patterson has teamed up with his septuagenarian and octogenarian directorate to cast his deciding vote on every single occasion against a proposition of balance and transparency.The rule of law, the future of our youths and country do not seem to matter as this PNC/R-led APNU/AFC coalition Government demonstrates a hell-bent power-at-any-cost agenda, premised on taking our country into a constitutional crisis. It is indeed most shameful and unacceptable that this wicked cabal is now showing that they are willing to risk taking our citizens for granted again as they had prior to the carried No-Confidence Motion.Mr Granger, Patterson and the APNU Commissioners lead the subversion of the Guyana Constitution, as the fallen Government continues to flaunt and fleece the treasury. In the face of international condemnation, Guyana now faces its biggest threats at the wanton fantasy of the APNU/AFC cabal and its tainted GECOM faction.The baseless diversions and excuses emerging from GECOM are most shameful and abominable. From the apparent trumped-up sick leave of Patterson to his refusal to commence election preparations since the passing of the December 21, 2018, No-Confidence Motion is both sickening and sad. GECOM’s Secretariat, led by CEO Lowenfield has also contradictorily moved to complement the delaying posture of trampling on citizen’s rights.Lowenfield has paradoxically synchronised his knowledge and revelations that the List of Electors is sufficiently clean to proceed with the elections, with deliberately extended timelines as another farcical excuse. The issue of funds being budgeted for house-to-house registrations is also most absurd. It is a fact that GECOM as a constitutional agency, receives appropriated funds as a full package to use as necessary.It is also important to recognise that whenever any other law and the Constitution conflictingly collide, the Constitution takes precedence and all agencies and administrators of the Acts must make the necessary adjustments. So, realistically, there is really no basis for excuses, and steps must be taken to hold all and sundry accountable for their roles in this sick semantical dance. This column calls for a Commission of Inquiry as soon as the elections are over, to hold these players accountable for their damning assault on the Constitution and citizens.It is a fact that very serious and incomparable levels of corruption are taking place at all points in the APNU/AFC Government. As for GECOM, the honest and loyal staff are sparing no efforts to expose all the illegal and comprising transactions that are taking place. The Information Officer of GECOM and the Chief Executive Officer already said that they are ready for Regional and National Elections.Lowenfield’s pronouncements on the List as ready and authentic means that it could be simply updated under one legitimate Continuous Registration Cycle. GECOM has money and they must utilise the money in the best interest of the country and prevent a constitutional crisis. A less than civil and lawful society would not benefit anyone; neither would the APNU/AFC’s bondage.After March 19, 2019, there will be no legitimate Government without David Granger and GECOM properly addressing the National Elections. All hell can break loose should the illegal APNU/AFC try to force their will on citizens as the ultimate police state looms. However, we cannot, at any cost, encourage a dictatorship in Guyana and the Guyanese people must deal with this malignant cancer in a truly revolutionary spirit.It is of note that due process has been followed thus far and that the warnings of the international community are unmistakably pellucid. That the Legislature duly passed the No-Confidence Motion and the eminent Chief Justice refused to grant an order for a stay of the constitutional period for election.The local organisations are fully aware of the consequences of an illegal Government. Now it is clearly observable that the APNU/PNC-AFC are certainly on a spending spree and utilising State resources to campaign politically. All accounting officers, particularly Permanent Secretaries and Regional Executive Officers, are on notice that they will have to bear the consequences for any illegal or complicit activities.The diplomatic communities and other civil-minded transparency organisations must be fully behind the people of this country, and call on the Government to do what the Constitution prescribed. Otherwise, the highest possibility of the country coming to a halt may be definite, and it will not be business as usual for those responsible.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

BCB to host Naeem Nasir Memorial One-Day 5/5 Tournament

first_img– $200K in prizes at stakeThe Area ‘H’ Ground at Rose Hall Town in East Berbice will be a hive of activity when the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), with support from the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTYSC), hosts the 5th annual Naeem Nasir Memorial Tournament.This tournament will be played on a knockout basis, and will involve eight teams located in the Lower Corentyne area.The teams selected to participate in this tournament are Rose Hall Town Bakewell, Fyrish Cricket Club, Courtland Cricket Club, Jai Hind Cricket Club, Belvedere United Cricket Club, Albion Community Centre, and Whim National Cricket Club.Tournament winner receives $100,000; while runners-up will receive $50,000, third place winner $30,000 and fourth placed $20,000.The tournament is being held in memory of the founder of Bakewell, Naeem Nasir, who died on October 9, 2012. Nasir had been a strong supporter of cricket in Berbice, and in particular the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC).Bakewell has been sponsoring the Club’s Under-17 and Second Division Cricket Teams since 2000, and has played a major role in shaping the careers of players such as Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Shemaine Campbelle, Shawn Pereira, Clinton Pestano, Eon Hooper, Kevlon Anderson, Erva Giddings and Junior Sinclair, among dozens of others.The first match bowls off on October 9th at 09:30 hours, while Bakewell General Manager Rajin Ganga is expected to be present to do the presentation after the game.last_img read more

Province setting new allowable annual cut for Peace Region timber

first_imgAs of May 1, 2003, the allowable annual cut for the Dawson Creek Timber Supply Area has been 1.86 million cubic metres. That covers around 2.3 million hectares in a region that also includes Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge.The allowable annual cut for each timber supply area in the province must be set every 10 years. To view the discussion paper and comment, click here.- Advertisement –last_img

Ozil stars in Arsenal rout of Huddersfield

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal an early lead before Ozil set up Giroud and Alexis Sanchez before scoring himself. Giroud then added a late fifth goal.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger played arguably his strongest side, with Ozil returning alongside Lacazette and Sanchez.But in this first meeting between these two sides since January 1972, Huddersfield manager David Wagner made six changes to his starting XI.It was a decision that appeared to backfire when Arsenal went ahead as early as the third minute when a superb move resulted in Lacazette’s seventh goal for Arsenal and fifth at the Emirates.Granit Xhaka’s pass was flicked into the path of the Frenchman by Aaron Ramsey and he produced an expert left-footed finish to leave Jonas Lossl with no chance.The hosts could have extended their lead as Ramsey shot over when well placed but at the other end Mathias Jorgensen headed over the bar from Chris Lowe’s free-kick.Lacazette continued to put Huddersfield under major pressure and he was unfortunate not to make it two when his shot from the angle was cleared off the line by Martin Cranie, Sead Kolasinac unable to get a proper connection on the rebound.Wenger’s side had been dominant but they may have gone in at the break all square at 1-1.Shkodran Mustafi tangled with Steve Mounie in the penalty area but no penalty was awarded while Collin Quaner was unable to get a shot away after Laurent Koscielny recovered after the Huddersfield striker had appeared to go through on goal.Lacazette failed to re-appear for the start of the second half, with Giroud coming on in his place.– Ozil class –Ozil saw his shot deflected harmlessly after good play by Sanchez down the left but at the other end Quaner was only denied by the feet of Petr Cech after a determined run into the area.The game was becoming an open one and it took a last-ditch Christopher Schlindler block to deny Giroud and shortly afterwards Cech was fortunate to see his punch hit the bar after Mounie had caused problems in the area.Arsenal should have finished the game off when Giroud rounded Lossl from Ramsey’s pass but he hit the post and then fired the rebound into the side netting.A few nerves started to creep in around the Emirates but it was Ozil who responded with a brilliant contribution with two assists and a goal in four minutes.First he exchanged passes with Sanchez before setting up Giroud who could not miss in the 68th minute. Just a minute later and Ozil’s cross from the right was volleyed home by Sanchez.Wenger had said on the eve of this game that the pair would remain at Arsenal for the rest of the season and they responded to the veteran manager’s comments in the best way possible.Ozil scored a well-deserved goal in the 72nd minute as he finished in cool fashion following a slide-rule pass by Ramsey.With Huddersfield well beaten by this stage, Giroud went on to get his second goal of the night three minutes from time as he pounced on a loose ball after Kolasinac had run into the box.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mesut Ozil is all smiles as he is congratulated by Shkodran Mustafi after adding a goal to his two assists on Wednesday night. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 29 – Mesut Ozil produced a major second-half contribution as substitute Olivier Giroud scored twice in Arsenal’s 5-0 Premier League victory at home to Huddersfield Town on Wednesday.It was the Gunners’ seventh win out of seven at the Emirates Stadium in the league this season and Ozil was influential with two assists and a goal in a four-minute period as the Gunners remained in the top four.last_img read more

Singida beat Homeboyz on penalties

first_img0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz forward Moses Mudavadi vies for the ball with Singida United’s Amara Diaby during their SportPesa Super Cup bronze medal match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 10, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNakuru, Kenya, Jun 10- Tanzania’s Singida United beat Kakamega Homeboyz 4-1on penalties at Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium on Sunday afternoon to claim the SportPesa Super Cup third place trophy and earn Sh750,000 in prize money.The game was forced into penalties after a 1-1 draw in regulation time and in the same manner they lost in the semi-finals, Homeboyz failed to sparkle from 12 yards out. Deus Kaseke, Adam Miraji, Shafik Batambuze and Danny Lyanga scored for Singida while Noah Wafula scored for Homeboyz.Benjamin Oketch and Collins Kisuya missed Homeboyz’s kick, Oketch sending his effort high over the bar while Oketch had his effort saved by Singida keeper Peter manyika Junior.Missing their injured talisman Allan Wanga upfront, Homeboyz tactician Paul Nkata handed Keiphas Mutuu a starting role with new signing George Mandela also being given his sifrt start in the tournament.The home side had a perfect start to the match, Wycliffe Opondo striking them ahead much thanks to some casual defense from the Tanzanians.Mandela took on a daunting run on the right before cutting back a cross into the box which Singida took their sweet time to clear, Mutuu managing to steal the ball and toe poke to Opondo who struck the ball past Peter Manyika.Singida almost made a response three minutes later but Deus Kaseke’s curling effort from the right was pushed to the upright by keeper Mike Wanyika.Singida tried to put the ball on the ground and build up play but the slipper nature of the pitch most of the time caught them out.Homeboyz were more direct and with any possession they picked, they threw bodies upfront. In the 17th minute, a counter from Nkata’s charges saw skipper Eston Esiye pick the ball in midfield and release Moses Mudavadi out on the right, but the forward’s shot went straight to keeper Manyika.Six minutes later, Esiye took matters in his own hands striking a shot from range which keeper Manyika spilled and a rushing Mutuu failed to pounce on the error.Homeboyz’s defense marshaled by a new twin pairing of Benjamin Oketch and Andrew Waisswa managed to withstand the pressure from Singida, ensuring they sealed their single goal lead to the end of the opening 45 minutes.Singida came back a more organized side in the second half and it took them only 15 minutes to equalize when Danny Lyanga dived in to head at the edge of the six yard box off Elinywesia Sumbi’s cross from the right.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea star hints he’s ready to stay at Stamford Bridge

first_imgChelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has hinted he is ready to commit to another season with the club.The right-back is out of contract this summer and has been linked with moves to Bayern Munich and Juventus.Chelsea have a system in place where all players over the age of 30 are usually offered only one-year contracts.At 31, Ivanovic could be looking for a more long-term deal, especially after another stellar season for the Premier League champions.But he seems to be looking forward to the next campaign at Stamford Bridge, raising hopes of a new agreement.“This time of year is the time for enjoying and celebrating,” he said.“But very soon will come the new challenges for us and we must be ready.” 1 Chelsea star Branislav Ivanovic hints he’s ready to stay at Stamford Bridge last_img read more

COUNCILLOR DELIGHTED THAT POTHOLED-FILLED ROAD HAS BEEN UPGRADED AT LAST

first_imgCllr Gary Doherty at the newly-resurfaced road.Sinn Féin Councillor Gary Doherty has welcomed the re-opening of a road in the Doneyloop area which had become so bad with potholes that it had become unfit for use. The road connects the Drumdoit area with the Fearn border with Tyrone.Speaking today Cllr Doherty said he is delighted that Donegal County Council have begun works to re-surface this road. “I am satisfied that representations made by Pearse Doherty and myself have been listened to, and the Council have taken into account the views and wishes of the local people who have long waited for this road to be re-opened.”He continued “this stretch of road is vital for the people living in the upper Drumdoit area, as it is a link road which provides access to Castlederg and Clady and eliminates the need for residents to take long detours to facilitate journeys, particularly for those who work and shop in Castlederg.“The surface of this road has been deteriorating steadily over the years, and in the last while had become unusable due to the nature and volume of the potholes which littered the route.“I received numerous representaions from local residents who wished to see the road opened again, and I applaud Donegal County Council for their action in resolving the issue.” COUNCILLOR DELIGHTED THAT POTHOLED-FILLED ROAD HAS BEEN UPGRADED AT LAST was last modified: September 15th, 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:castlefinCLLR GARY DOHERTYDonegal County CouncilDonnylooppotholeslast_img read more

RESULTS FROM THE CULDAFF 5K ROAD RACE

first_imgINISHOWEN AC held a successful 5k on a lovely evening in Culdaff on Saturday night.The race was won by Freddy Keron Sittuk from City of Derry AC in a superb time of 15:09.The club wants to thank everyone who helped to organise the events. 1 15.09 Freddy Keron Sittuk SM City Of Derry2 16.38 Cathal McLaughlin M40+ Foyle Valley3 17.02 Sean Mc Gettigan SM Finn Valley A C4 17.12 Declan Doherty SM Foyle Valley5 17.48 Humphrey Murphy M45+ Letterkenny A C6 17.51 Martin Mooney SM Inishowen A C7 18.00 Declan Donaghy SM Inishowen A C8 18.15 Patrick Mahon SM Foyle Valley9 19.20 Peter Lilburn M50+ City Of Derry Spartans10 19.33 Michael Collins M40+ Inishowen A C11 19.59 Seamus Doherty SM Unattached12 20.11 Michael McNulty M40+ Unattached13 21.01 Billy Orr M50+ Foyle Valley14 21.05 Henry Mc Kinney SM Unattached15 21.25 Seamus Mc Daid M40+ Inishowen A C16 21.41 Ciaran McElwaine SM Unattached17 22.09 Shelia Doherty SW Inishowen A C18 22.15 Henry Donaghy SM Unattached19 22.46 Patricia Mc Laughlin F35+ Inishowen A C20 22.51 Bernard Mc Laughlin SM Unattached21 22.55 Ruth Doherty F35+ Inishowen A C22 22.56 Breege Collins F40+ Inishowen A C23 23.06 Aoife McElroy SW Unattached24 23.08 Michael Porter SM Unattached25 23.56 Jennifer Mc Keague SW Unattached26 24.06 Linda Jackson SW Inishowen A C27 24.30 Edward Doherty M40+ Unattached28 24.36 Shaun Loughery M40+ Unattached29 24.37 Claire Doherty SW Inishowen A C30 24.47 Mary Mc Hale SW Inishowen A C31 24.59 Ursula Lynch SW Inishowen A C32 25.22 Clare Harkin SW Unattached33 26.38 Desmond Browne M50+ Lagan Valley34 26.43 Noel Doherty M50+ Unattached35 27.19 Anne Mc Elhinney F50+ Inishowen A C36 27.19 Siobhan Deery SW Inishowen A C37 27.59 Phil Lynch M50+ Unattached38 28.45 Oonagh Harkin F35+ Inishowen A C39 29.25 Karen Cullen SW Inishowen A C40 29.32 Noelle Doherty SW Unattached41 29.55 Angela Kelly F40+ Unattached42 30.35 Alison Mc Laughlin SW Unattached43 30.42 Lynsey Harding F35+ Inishowen A C44 31.07 Carol Roulston F50+ UnattachedResults – Culdaff Juvenile 1 Mile Race 2012UNDER 11 BoysJames Loughrey 6.14Daniel Peter-McGonigle 6.50Drew McKinney 7.00Luke Whoriskey 7.42UNDER 11 GirlsLisa Marie McLaughlin 9.25 UNDER 13 BoysMichael Doherty 6.10Under 13 GirlsNiamh Doherty 7.01Amie Woriskey 7.25Under 15 BoysDaniel Doherty 6.18Under 15 GirlsAltan Ni Mhurcha 6.16 RESULTS FROM THE CULDAFF 5K ROAD RACE was last modified: May 20th, 2012 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:RESULTS FROM THE CULDAFF 5K ROAD RACElast_img read more