FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Ehize Omoghibo and Northwestern State’s Megan Lohmiller are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Omoghibo began her big week by pushing the Privateers (12-16, 5-9 SLC) to a sweep over Lamar on the road Tuesday evening. She registered 18 of her 46 kills on the week against the Cardinals, and followed up with a career-best 28 kills against Nicholls Thursday. The award marks the second of the season for Omoghibo.Lohmiller tacked on her fourth weekly honor of the year after recording her first career match with 30 or more digs (31) against Sam Houston State Thursday evening. For the week, the senior appeared in all nine sets, racking up 58 digs while helping the Northwestern State (18-10, 10-4 SLC) defense limit opponents to a .179 hitting percentage.Offensive Player of the Week: Ehize Omoghibo, New Orleans – Sr. – Opposite Hitter – Evanston, Ill.Omoghibo’s offensive presence was crucial in the Privateers’ 3-0 win over Lamar Tuesday as she collected 18 kills while committing no errors. In two matches against Lamar this season, the senior has yet to commit an error and has combined for 35 kills. On Thursday, Omoghibo smashed her previous single-game kills record with 28 against the Colonels. Her previous mark was set earlier this season where she sounded off for 21 against Charleston (Sept. 21).Honorable Mention: Abbie Harry, Central Arkansas; Hannah Brister, Northwestern State; Caroline Golden, Southeastern Louisiana; Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Lohmiller, Northwestern State – Sr. – Libero – Heath, TexasLohmiller continued her stretch of impressive defensive play last week, giving her team a chance to win points on multiple occasions. The senior recorded her first 30-dig match, setting a new career best along the way, with 31 digs against Sam Houston State. She followed up with her eighth 20-dig match (27) against Houston Baptist Saturday for her third highest total this season. Lohmiller totaled 58 digs for the week with a 6.4 dig-per-set average, helping NSU hold its opposition to a .179 hitting percentage.Honorable Mention: Emily Doss, Central Arkansas; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.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 25 percent of ballots.
This Saturday was a game marked in red by fans of Celtic. Get to Ballads the Villarreal, the rival that has been best given to the Vigo team in the last year and a half. Duels with the ‘yellow submarine’ have been the few joys that the celestial have given their followers in two seasons of constant suffering for permanence. However, this time Celticism will not be able to encourage theirs from the stands as they did last year in the unforgettable match that marked the beginning of ‘A Nosa Reconquista’. The coronavirus crisis forces us to play behind closed doors. The Celtic inspiration against the yellows has suffered especially Javier Calleja. The current Villarreal coach was dismissed in December 2018 when Celta led by Miguel Cardoso won by 2-3. Reconquest. The Madrid coach regained the position weeks later and on March 30, 2019 he took a blow on the most magical night that Balaidos has lived in recent years. The locals, with Fran Escribá on the bench, they traced two goals in a dramatic match (3-2) and remembered as the one of the Reconquest.The streaky streak against Villarreal extended this course. Óscar García achieved his first triumph with Celta by 1-3 at the Ceramics Stadium.Denis: “Does it make sense to play without fans?”The decision of the Government to play the next two days of LaLiga behind closed doors due to the coronavirus does not convince Denis Suarez. The midfielder shared on the social networks the request for suspension made by the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) and raised the following reflection: 2 We play for the fans. Does it make sense to play without them? “. The opinion of the attacker coincides with that of Celta. The Vigués club has requested The league the suspension of the next two days. At the same time, the olive organization has adopted as a health prevention measure the closure to the public of the facilities of To Madroa and Balaidos. For this reason press conferences will not be held and will also affect the meetings of the lower categories, which will be played without spectators.
Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But head coach Olsen Racela is not worried by the chaos, even as the battle has evidently become more competitive than ever for FEU.“I don’t wanna look at the standings yet. We’re just gonna take it one game at a time,” Racela said in Filipino, whose team is also on a possible three-way tie with the Green Archers and UST if the Growling Tigers win their game on Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRacela said he’d rather focus on how his team will continue to compete, and “see what happens from there,” especially with top scorer Arvin Tolentino still suspended in their next game, and now with the still unclear status of Prince Orizu.The big man sustained what appeared to be a shin injury with three minutes left in the first quarter in the Tamaraws’ loss to Ateneo, 82-62, Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. La Salle quickly moves on from crucial loss to Adamson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs the Final Four race starts to heat up, Far Eastern University finds itself stumbling on a bumpy track.The Tamaraws were on top after the first round of the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament but then, took a rough path to start the second round, dropping their first two games to tie De La Salle in the third spot of the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: UAAP: Kouame drops 33 as Ateneo crushes FEU for share of no. 1He was grimacing in pain while being helped to the locker room.“We don’t know [the status] yet. Hopefully, negative. But there’s no swelling. We’re hoping it’s just the muscle. He couldn’t put weight on it.”“We still don’t know if Orizu will be there in our next game, so I have to figure things out how we will compete,” added Racela.Orizu’s injury was a big blow for the Tamaraws as they could only watch Ateneo’s Angelo Kouame dominate the paint. Kouame finished with 33 points and 27 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES 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 MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments
Madam Comfort Zayzay, the woman whose pregnant daughter, Victoria Zayzay’s lifeless body was discovered in a police cell in the Hotel Africa Community, met Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor on Wednesday and begged him to help her get justice.Victoria was found dead in the Hotel Africa Zone One Depot of the Liberia National Police (LNP) on October 20.The deceased’s mother, who was among a group of women that sat in front of the Temple of Justice building during a protest demanding justice over recent waves of killings in the country, tearfully begged Chief Justice Korkpor, “Your Honor, I am desperately in need of justice against those who are responsible for the death of my pregnant daughter.”Though the Chief Justice did not promise her justice, he persuaded them to go to the Ministry of Justice, whom he said, was responsible for giving them justice.“They are responsible to ensure that people get justice by providing strong evidences to the court,” Chief Justice emphasized. “This is a place of justice for all, the accused and the complainant. We are not here for a particular group, instead we are here for everybody.” Speaking to the gathering, Chief Justice Korkpor assured the group that he was prepared to listen to them if they agreed to channel their grievances in an organized manner, instead of using a protest.He, however, advised the protesters not to use the judiciary for political purposes.“This is not a political ground and we will not tolerate people holding protest as a means of getting justice. This is not the purpose of the Judiciary. We are a not a party to any case; we are only here to make sure everybody gets justice,” he advised.Explaining her ordeal to journalists at the Temple of Justice, Madam Zayzay claimed that since the news broke out about the death of her daughter, government has not done anything to ensure that her daughter gets the required justice.“I need the Chief Justice’s intervention because the government informed me that they brought a pathologist, who had performed an autopsy on the body, but up to present they have failed to show us, the family, the results, and it has taken over a month. The Liberia National Police announced in a statement yesterday that the Government of Liberia, through the Ministry of Justice, brought into the country a foreign Pathologist from the Republic of Ghana to conduct an autopsy to establish the cause(s) of death. “We have been informed by the Ministry of Justice that the autopsy has been completed and are waiting the findings,” the statement, delivered by police spokesman Sam Collins, said. “Even if the result comes out,” Mrs. Zayzay said, “I won’t get that justice because there is nowhere to preserve her body; and by this time, her corpse may have been decayed. So what kind of result will I get?“Before the pathologist came her body may have been damaged and the evidence would have been destroyed because there is nowhere to preserve it,” she said in tears.“Her two year old child and I will never rest until Victoria can get justice so that she can rest in peace. I need justice for my daughter and other kids who died under similar circumstances. This is why I joined this protest. “I am tired. I want justice. Why can’t I get justice? They killed my daughter in the cell.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Renewable energy…as hydro projects dominate Cabinet talksWith renewable energy being before Cabinet for discussion, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on Friday provided updates on a number of multi-million-dollar hydro and solar- power projects that had seemingly been gathering dust.One such project is the Hope Wind Farm, facing criticism centred on the actual investor – proprietor of the International Pharmaceutical Agency (IPA), Lloyd Singh, who had acquired and built the headquarters of the Alliance for Change (AFC).According to Patterson, there have been some technical issues which had to be ironed out, such as the size of the development. He has, however, reported that there has been progress on that front, and they are in the process of finalising the power purchase agreement.“The time frame is two years. We have a draft head of agreement that’s under negotiation, as well as the grid requirements are being reviewed by the developer. They have made significant progress between both parties,” Patterson related.“The last outstanding issue as of last week was the size and design of the substation. Should that be agreed by GPL, then we go on to the final stage, which is the heads of agreement and the power purchase agreement.”Patterson also spoke of a US$3.8 million solar farm funded by the Inter-American Development Bank, which will be constructed at Bartica. According to the Minister, this will be completed by the end of 2018.Tumatumari hydro projectMeanwhile, the update on the Tumatumari hydro project in Region Eight is that the private developer has been given a deadline to reach financial closure with its investors; that is, when all agreements have been signed and conditions met in order to allow the dispensing of funds.Patterson noted that if the developer, in this case Tumatumari Hydro Inc, proves unable to meet the July month-end deadline set by the state for financial closure, Government would take over the project.When this newspaper contacted residents at Tumatumari on Friday, they reported that representatives from the Tumatumari Hydro Inc had met with them, indicating that they were awaiting an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval before they can move forward.According to the residents, Tumatumari Hydro Inc informed them that the approval was due in May 2018.Additionally, the residents were told that once the EPA gives clearance, works would commence in August. Kato hydropower project The update on the Kato hydropower project is a more positive one. According to Patterson, funding has been secured for the US$2 million project, and work will commence when weather permits.He also spoke of securing funding from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) for Photo Voltaic (PV) farms at Port Kaituma (US$1.8 million), Kwakwani (US$2.6 million) and Matthews Ridge (US$2 million).TargetsPatterson ended with a breakdown of all the Photo Voltaic solar systems Government has managed to install on Government buildings. He referred to President Granger’s visit to India to attend the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Conference and Solar Summit in March. He said that now that Guyana is a member of this alliance, a line of credit of approximately US$15 million will be available to Guyana. While it has not been allocated as yet, Patterson noted that the idea is to provide funding towards utility scale energy for indigenous villages to the tune of four megawatts.He revealed that the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs and the Ministry of Communities will identify these villages. All of this, according to Patterson, culminates in certain targets the Government is trying to meet in renewable energy installation.“So, by the end of 2018, we would have installed about five megawatts of renewable energy. And that’s a commendable feat coming from 2015 with zero,” Patterson boated. “And then, by the end of 2020, when all these projects would have been completed, there would be 29 or 30 megawatts.“So we’re well on our way to achieving our target of trying to become as 100 per cent renewable energy (powered) as close as possible. So we have made progress, and we’re just about four or five per cent (completed) at the end of 2018, and we’ll triple that by the end of 2020,” Patterson boasted.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John announced today that the speed skating oval at the Pomeroy Sports Centre will be closed to lap, public, and family skating starting Tuesday.The City along with the Elks Speed Skating Club is hosting the 26th Master’s Allround Games on the Pomeroy’s oval track, one of four indoor tracks in Canada, March 10th – 12th. Spectators are welcome to watch the games from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day of the competition.“We are very excited to be hosting this international competition. It is because of the amazing volunteers and support we receive from the community that we are able to host so many provincial, national and international competitions,” said Wally Ferris, General Manager of Community Services.- Advertisement -In preparation to host the games the oval at the Pomeroy Sport Centre will be closed for lap, public and family skating from February 28th to March 9th. Alternative public and family skating times for the weekend of March 10th are listed on the City’s website at www.fortstjohn.ca/pomeroy-sport-centre.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Southland received about a half-inch of much-needed rain Friday, enough to dampen parched hillsides and keep fires at bay for now, but not enough to knock this year’s rain season out of contention for the driest in recorded L.A. history. “Although, we’re glad to have the rain … we’re still in the hole,” said Jayme Laber, senior hydrologist with the National Weather Service. A second storm is expected Sunday, but just one-tenth of an inch is forecast. The Antelope Valley received just a trace of rain from the latest storm. Health officials issued a warning telling swimmers to avoid going in the ocean for 72 hours following the weekend storm, particularly near discharging storm drains, creeks and rivers, citing high levels of bacteria from runoff. Meanwhile, firefighters will get little long-term help from Mother Nature’s latest trickle. “The amount of rain (Friday) is really not going to do that much good in the summer,” said d’Lisa Davies, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman. “There’s too much dead growth under the green. It’s just going to dry out.” — Rick Coca, (818) firstname.lastname@example.org
Gareth Bale is quite good at football. And he could be pretty useful at basketball, too – if only he could use his feet. Check out the video above of the Real Madrid superstar nailing a three-pointer using that famous left foot of his.
This week, Tom Rennie is joined by former Premier League star Jason Euell to talk Southampton v Liverpool.Meanwhile, ex-Tottenham player Kevin Watson discusses their derby clash with West Ham, Alan Brazil gives us his three to watch and Ray Hudson from Sirius XM plays ‘Tom against the world’.
0Shares0000Aden Marwa has been handed a life ban by teh Confederation of African FootballNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 7- Kenyan referee Aden Marwa Range’s glowing and rising career as a football arbitrator has been nipped in the bud with the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) handing him a lifetime ban after he was caught on tape receiving a Sh60,000 ‘gift’ in an expose aired by British broadcaster BBC in June.Of the 22 match officials who have been disciplined by CAF following a Disciplinary Board meeting on Saturday, Marwa has been handed the biggest penalty of a life time ban from any CAF activity while the rest, mostly from West Africa have been handed bans of between two to 10 years. Jallow Ebrima, a Gambian assistant referee and Togolese referees Yanissou Bobeou have both been suspended for 10 years, something that raises concern on Marwa’s case as all were more or less snared in the same trap.CAF did not disclose much about their findings other than communicating the disciplinary measures taken on the match officials caught in the web of the expose.Ivory Coast match officials BI Valere Gouho Marius Tan and Coulibaly Abou have been handed the least disciplinary measure, each being suspended for two years.Eleven other officials, 10 Ghanaian and one Liberian have been suspended pending investigations and are expected to appear before the disciplinary board on August 5.The investigative piece done by Ghanaian journalist Anas exposed purportedly receiving a 600 USD ‘gift’ from undercover journalists while on official duty during the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.The report forced Marwa to resign from his World Cup duty, one that would have seen him come back home from Russia with a handsome pay-cheque of slightly over Sh2.5mn.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)