Abilene Christian’s Pothier Picked As Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Mariia Kozachok, Nicholls. Pothier extended her singles and doubles winning streaks to six and five matches, respectively, as Abilene Christian went 3-0 on the four-day weekend. In Friday’s singles match against New Mexico at the No. 1 slot, the senior from Mouxy, France, rallied from an early second-set deficit to win it 7-5 after taking the first set 6-3. She then won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 singles later that day against Midwestern State. Playing at the top flight in the conference opener at Nicholls, Pothier posted a three-set comeback win 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. In all three dual matches, Pothier competed at No. 2 doubles and came within two points of posting three shutout wins. She and her teammate Nini Memishishi defeated New Mexico 6-1, Midwestern State 6-0 and Nicholls 6-1. 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. Abilene Christian (7-3, 1-0 SLC) opened the Southland season Monday with a 5-2 victory over Nicholls (4-2, 0-1 SLC) in Thibodeaux, La. The Wildcats headed into the match with two victories over the weekend; a 4-3 win over New Mexico and a 7-0 sweep against Midwestern State. ACU hosts Houston on Friday at 10 a.m. CT before resuming league action at home Saturday against Central Arkansas at 11 a.m.   FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Lucile Pothier is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Lucile Pothier, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Mouxy, France This is the second weekly award for the Wildcats this season after Sarah Eleanor Adams earned the honor on Feb. 6.last_img read more

UST nears upset of Adamson, takes Game 1 of UAAP softball Finals

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UST has a chance to end Adamson’s dynasty and claim its first softball title since Season 72 with another triumph in Game 2 on Friday.“We will try to finish this on Friday,” said Tigresses coach Sandy Barredo. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments UST Tigresses clinch Game 1 of the UAAP Softball Finals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAnn Antolihao was stellar on the mound as she struck out seven batters to lead University of Santo Tomas to a 4-3 Game 1 victory over seven-time defending champion Adamson in the UAAP Season 80 softball Finals Tuesday at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.The Tiger Softbelles’ ace pitcher was in control for the whole game as she kept the potent Lady Falcons offense in check and only allowed five hits in the championship opener.ADVERTISEMENT Lillard, Blazers extinguish Heat for 10th straight victory LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 awardcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Antolihao’s solid pitching put pressure on UST’s batters, who willingly accepted the challenge and helped them recover from a 2-1 deficit after the bottom of the second.UST ace pitcher Ann Antolihao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson shortstop Edna Severino’s fumble allowed Jessie Belano to gain the first base, before a Tin Palma walk and a CJ Roa hitter knotted the score at 2-all.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 folkBianca Hernandez would then send two runners home to give the Tiger Softbelles the lead in the top of the third.Lady Falcons pitcher Lyca Basa surrendered seven hits in the match. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi Citylast_img read more

CJIA increases unilaterally forced on passengers – Jagdeo

first_imgFollowing the announcement of an increase in fees at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has slammed the unilateral measure and the downgraded specifications of the airport expansion project.The CJIA expansion modelThis was ventilated during his weekly press conference on Wednesday, where the former President criticised the fact that these new charges were sprung on passengers without any consultation.“At the Airport now there is confusion if you call, long delays. These charges were sprung upon us, without any consultation with the airlines or anyone else. And what are we paying back for?”The justification for the increases had been the Airport’s ongoing expansion project. According to Jagdeo, however, Guyana is being ripped off because the Government has downgraded the specifications of the project.For example, he noted that Guyana was originally supposed to get eight air bridges. However, they have been reduced to four air bridges and with the decrease, lost a substantial size of the airport expansion. He noted that they would have gotten a new terminal building, with enough room to accommodate eight aircraft.“I travel out of the airport and I get extremely angry every time. Because I know what the contract was and what kind of airport we were supposed to receive and I look what we’re getting now. And I get extremely angry because we’re being ripped off, because of complicity with this Ministry.”“In the original design, we had to have eight (air bridges). So they had to build the terminal building to accommodate eight, plus the parking apron. By reducing, not only are you reducing the number of air bridges, you are reducing a substantial size of the airport, plus the apron on which those aircraft have to stand. So we should have had an entirely new terminal building. Now the terminal building is a rehabilitation work.”IncreasesAs of April 1, arriving and departing passengers at the CJIA will have to pay an additional US$35; all to support the ongoing CJIA expansion project.This was confirmed by Caribbean Airlines on Tuesday – one of the major airline carriers at the airport. According to the airline, both the airport security fee and the airport passenger service charge will be increased.“The total cost of the new fees to all travellers for a return trip is US$35 or GY$7315. For departing passengers, US$17 and US$15 for arriving passengers payable in Guyana dollars at the prevailing foreign exchange rate,” the airline had said.According to Caribbean airlines, CJIA had advised all airlines that these increases were to support improvements at the airport. According to the airline, it will be facilitating the collection of the new fees at the check in counters and arrival hall for departing and arriving customers respectively, from April 15.“For tickets purchased after July 1, 2019, the fees will automatically be included in the cost of the ticket at the time of purchase,” Caribbean Airlines added in its statement.CJIA expansionFor some time, the Public Infrastructure Ministry has faced questions over the CJIA expansion project’s costs and delayed construction. The project was initially supposed to have been completed within 32 months.But by January, with the project still not completed, Government had ruled out extending the last date for China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) to complete the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Expansion Project which was set for March 31.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had warned that CHEC would be fined more than GY$200,000 or US$7000 per day if it missed the latest deadline to complete the project.The project got underway in 2012, under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration when Guyana secured a US$138 million loan from the China Exim (Export-Import) Bank to fund the expansion and modernisation project, for which the Guyana Government was to contribute some US$12 million.The A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC), when in Opposition, had cut the funding the then PPP/C Government had allocated for the expansion project.When the coalition Government came into power in 2015, the project was put on hold, but after discussions between Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and CHEC, it was later announced that the project would be continued.last_img read more

Events Happening In FSJ This Weekend

first_imgMAY23Fort St. John Farmers MarketSaturday, May 23, 2015 – 9:00amAdvertisement More Info » MAY24Pitch-In Week KickoffSunday, May 24, 2015 – 2:00pmThe City of Fort St John is coordinating Pitch-In Week as part of spring clean-up and beautification efforts. During this week, hundreds of community-minded volunteers come together in celebration and pride to pick-up the garbage and debris accumulated over the…More Info » MAY23Annual Charlie Lake Spring Clean UpSaturday, May 23, 2015 – 10:00amAdvertisement MAY22Hypnotist Sebastian SteeleFriday, May 22, 2015 – 8:00pmAdvertisement Come check out the hottest show with the coolest hypnotist. This show is 19+, doors open at 7:00pm with everything starting at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20 for general, $25 for reservation, and $30 at the door. For more info or…More Info » MAY23Derrick Dance ClubSaturday, May 23, 2015 – 8:30pmThe Derrick Dance Club of Fort St John will be hosting a country music dance on Saturday, May 23. The dance will start at 8:30 pm and will run until 12:30 am at the Senior`s Hall (10908 100 street). Music will…More Info » MAY22Night At the MuseumFriday, May 22, 2015 – 7:00pmNight at the Museum Friday, May 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. Imagine if characters from Fort St. John’s past came to life at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum the way they do in the movie Night at the Museum. Now…Advertisement MAY23UFC 187Saturday, May 23, 2015 – 7:00pmWorld Light Heavyweight Championship Jones vs Johnson and World Middleweight Championship Weidman vs Belfort Tickets are $10.00 in Advance and $15.00 at the door. For more information please contact the Lido Theater at (250)785-3011…More Info »center_img Visit the Fort St. John Farmers’ Market to sample a wide variety of locally grown, fresh & wholesome foods direct from the grower. Date: Every Saturday from May until December Time: 9-3pm Support your local farmers. Shop local!…More Info » MAY23 OctopussesSaturday, May 23, 2015 – 1:00pmOctopusses! Octopi? Eight high-fives for everyone!!…More Info » Energetic Amazing Race 2015Friday, May 22, 2015 – 5:00pmThink you know Fort St. John? Put your skills to the test at the Energetic Amazing Race! Enter a team in the adult or family division and race to finish in the top three to win a prize pack. The…- Advertisement -More Info » You are invited to join the Charlie Lake Conservation Society for the Annual Charlie Lake Spring Clean-Up on Saturday May 23rd 2015 Starting at 10:00AM – 1:00PM All volunteers can gather at the boat launch at 10:00AM Sign in at…More Info » MAY23Fundraising DanceSaturday, May 23, 2015 – 7:00pmThe Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion Branch #102 will be hosting a fundraising dance on May 23rd The evening will kick off at 7:00PM and includes silent auctions, draws, hors dèoeuvres, with music and dancing  The fundraiser is to help raise…More Info » MAY23Drag Racing Season OpeningSaturday, May 23, 2015 – 10:00am  The Fort St. John Drag racing Association 2015 Season Gets underway on Saturday May 23rd and Sunday May 24th Racing begins at 10:00 AM at the Northern Lights Raceway. The Pits are open during lunch break. Entrance: $5.00 per day. Under 12 yrs….More Info »last_img

Priests asked to give up pay to fund settlement

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIEGO – Bishop Robert Brom issued a memo this week asking priests in the Diocese of San Diego to contribute one month’s salary to help pay for the recent $198.1 million sexual abuse settlement. “We cannot ask of others what we are unwilling to do ourselves,” Brom wrote in the memo to about 280 priests, whose monthly salary can be as much as $1,535. Roman Catholics in San Diego and Imperial counties will also receive letters asking them to make “a generous contribution,” according to Brom’s memo. Packets will be sent no later than Oct. 26 and will include letters from Brom and parish pastors, along with a return envelope.last_img read more

Video: Chelsea v Arsenal fallout – Diego Costa and Gabriel have clashed before…

first_imgIt’s safe to say Diego Costa and Gabriel Paulista have history.After the Chelsea striker and the Arsenal defender clashed during the Blues’ 2-0 win over their rivals on Saturday, which saw the Gunners player sent off, Costa has been lambasted for his provocative approach to the game.But it appears the Spain international exacted an element of revenge after an embarrassing piece of kidology by Gabriel when the two met in La Liga in 2013 for Atletico Madrid and Villarreal respectively.Is Gabriel just as bad as the Premier League’s undisputed pantomime villain?last_img read more


first_imgFrosses NS 7-3 v Scoil Mhuire, Derrybeg 5-7:Arguably the most exciting final played in all five divisions of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol football took place in Dungloe on Friday last between Frosses NS and Scoil Mhuire, Doirí Beaga girls.The game was a close affair thoughout with both teams leading at various stages of the game. There were some great scores from both teams. Goals were in abundance with a total of twelve being scored over the duration of the game. The half-time whistle came with both teams being separated by just one point with the Frosses girls in the ascendency.The second half proved just as exciting as the first with there never being anymore than two scores between them. With time nearly up, the Derrybeg forwards just failed to hit the net and Frosses NS held on for a narrow two point win.Congratulations are due to both schools for a great display of football. The Frosses girls left with the title knowing they had definitely been in a game.  Pic 1- Frosses NS (Roinn 4 Co champions) Pic 2- Scoil Mhuire, Derrybeg (Roinn 4 runners-up)      SCHOOLS GAA – FROSSES VS DERRYBEG was last modified: May 13th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Court.A man who was accused of assault has denied any wrong-doing when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court. Jason O’Connor, 24, with an address at Railway Avenue, Killygordon was accused of assaulting Seamus Duffy in the early hours of the 2nd of March 2013. Seamus Duffy told the court that he and his wife Amanda were awoken by banging and kicking at their front door at around 3am.His wife Amanda went to the front door and found an incensed and irate Jason O’Connor going berserk asking where their son Jason Duffy was.She said he was screaming: “Where is your son? I’m going to f***ing murder your son and cut his throat.”O’Connor was told by Amanda, that Jason wasn’t in the house, and she said he had replied: “I’m going to cut his throat when he comes back.”In his evidence to the court Mr Duffy said that when he appeared at the front door O’Connor lunged at him and the pair began to wrestle.Mr Duffy said he managed to get him into a headlock, and revealed to the court he had only recently undergone an operation on his chest.During the scuffle Mr Duffy said that O’Connor repeatedly punched him in the chest saying, “Is this where you had your f***ing operation?The pair were eventually separated by Mr Duffy’s wife Amanda and Linda Linton, mother of Jason O’Connor’s partner Leanne Linton.It was then that Mr Duffy and his wife Amanda realised there was a fire at the property of O’Connor.They saw the local fire brigade and members of the Gardaí attending to the scene of the blaze.O’Connor believed that Jason Duffy started the fire, but Jason Duffy wasn’t in the area that evening.Solicitor for the defendant Donough Cleary cross-examined Mr Duffy’s evidence in court, and compared it to the statement he gave Gardaí just a few days after the alleged incident.He asked Mr Duffy was Jason O’Connor carrying something in his hand, he said he was but wasn’t sure what it was.Mr Duffy said: “I’m not sure what it was, it looked like a knife, but I’m not 100% certain what it was, it could’ve been a stick.”However, Mr Donough Cleary pointed out that in Mr Duffy’s original statement he was anything but vague regarding whether O’Connor was carrying an implement or not.In his statement Mr Duffy had said O’Connor was wielding a kitchen knife, about 6 or 7 inches long, and that it had a black handle.Mr Cleary also said that Jason O’Connor’s girlfriend Leanne Linton and her mother Linda Linton saw Mr Duffy pursue O’Connor down the path and hit him with a hurley.Mr Duffy denied doing that and said it was completely untrue and that the incident never took place.When asked why he had a hurley in his house, Mr Duffy snapped back: “There’s a hurley in every house in Killygordon.”In his evidence to the court Jason O’Connor admitted he thought Jason Duffy had started the fire to his shed and was absolutely fuming and marched down to his property to see was he in.He admitted banging and kicking the door and asking where was Jason Duffy, when he was told by Amanda Duffy he wasn’t in he turned and walked back towards his own property.However, O’Connor claimed that Mr Duffy struck him with a hurley on the shoulder, O’Connor turned and took a swipe at Duffy before the two began to grapple and wrestle in the garden.In his summary Judge Denis McLaughlin said there had been two very conflicting accounts of what happened that evening.He said, “There are two very conflicting accounts of what happened being presented here today, but I’m not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt.“If Mr Duffy hadn’t changed his account regarding the knife, it could’ve had serious implications for Mr O’Connor if he was found guilty.“However, the fact he initially said he was wielding a large kitchen knife with a dark handle, to now not knowing what it was has created doubt, and that’s why I hereby announce that this case is dismissed.”COURT HEARS CLAIMS MAN SCREAMED: ‘I’M GOING TO MURDER YOUR SON’ was last modified: November 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:courtsJason O’ConnorKillygordonnewsSeamus Duffylast_img read more

Women’s Golf Closes Out Play At Bradley Spring Break Invite

first_imgThe Bulldogs will have nearly two weeks prepare for their next outing at the Red Rocks Invitational on March 24-25 in Sedona, Ariz. Print Friendly Version Results DALLAS, Texas – The Drake University women’s golf team completed play at the Bradley Spring Break Invitational Tuesday at the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, Texas. The Bulldogs finished in 15th-place out of 16 teams with a total score of 975 (331-314-330).  “We did not play up to our potential. The biggest struggle was finding a way to score despite not having our best ball striking,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “I know we can play better than this. We have the motivation to get better, and we need to keep putting in the work to make that happen.” Story Links Freshman Sam Paulak recorded a 54-hole score of 245 (85-76-84), while sophomore Sigurlaug Jonsdottir carded a 259 (84-83-92). Sophomore Aimee Gerschke rounded the team’s performance with a score of 260 (88-89-83).Houston Baptist took home the team title with a score of 909 (310-301-298). Individually, senior Madison Glennie led the team on the final day, shooting an 81 for a total score of 243 (82-80-81). Junior Grace Dunn finished tied for 31st-place as the team’s top scorer with a total score of 237 (80-75-82).last_img read more

USDA launches high-speed broadband e-Connectivity resource guide

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new toolkit to help support the deployment of high-speed broadband e-Connectivity in rural communities.“High-speed broadband e-Connectivity is becoming more and more essential to doing business, delivering health care, and, for schoolchildren, doing homework in rural communities,” Hazlett said. “This user-friendly tool will help rural customers find the many resources USDA has available to support the expansion and use of e-Connectivity in rural America.”The e-Connectivity Toolkit (PDF, 4.3 MB) features 27 USDA programs that support broadband deployment. The easy-to-use resource is a simple guide that allows customers to identify their type of e-Connectivity project and locate resources the federal government offers for planning, equipment, construction, research and other e-Connectivity projects. Resources such as grants, loans and technical assistance are available from multiple Mission Areas at USDA, including Rural Development, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Forest Service.The toolkit highlights examples of how e-Connectivity resources are being used to increase access to broadband services in rural communities. It is free and available to the public online, and can be easily printed for offline use.USDA’s launch of the e-Connectivity Toolkit closely follows Secretary Sonny Perdue’s unveiling of the ReConnect Program, a pilot program authorized by the Consolidated Budget Act of 2018, to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas that lack sufficient access to broadband.In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America. Increasing investments in rural infrastructure is a key recommendation of the task force.To view the report in its entirety, please view the Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity (PDF, 5.4 MB). In addition, to view the categories of the recommendations, please view the Rural Prosperity infographic (PDF, 190 KB).USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.last_img read more