SFA Earns No. 14-Seed in 2018 NCAA Tournament, Will Face No. 3 Seed Texas Tech

first_imgNACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin men’s basketball team drew a number-14 seed in the east region of the 2018 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament and will play third-seeded and No. 14-ranked Texas Tech at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, March 15 at 6:27 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on truTV with Spero Dedes, Steve Smith and Len Elmore serving as the broadcast team. Tickets for SFA’s opening round game of the NCAA Tournament can be purchased by visiting the NCAA Ticket Exchange site. A link to that site is available below. NCAA Ticket Exchangelast_img read more

General reduction of wages

first_imgIn the face of global problems, global solutions. This is the idea that various european clubs think pose in the telematic meeting of the ECA planned for today Monday in which several teams will propose a contingency plan to study one general reduction of wages to the templates of the professional teams of European football before the mace what does the economic crisis caused by the pandemic of coronavirus. The Barcelona is one of the groups most interested in implementing this initiative.This newspaper already reported last Wednesday that in the Barca They were considering reformulating the budget for this season (1,047 million) due to “unrecoverable losses” due to the lack of incomes in television rights, museum, shops, sponsorships, box offices, schools worldwide, VIP tickets, advertising and hospitality. So, it is time to act accordingly. A problem that does not exclusively affect the Blaugrana set. It is a matter that, to a greater or lesser extent taking into account the particularities of each entity and affects all teams from Spain and Europe.This is a general problem. Italy, that suffered the effects of the coronavirus before the rest of European countries is one of the most affected and think act in the same line. According to ‘Il Giornale’, the CEO of the Inter Beppe Marotta contacted several European clubs to propose the same strategy before this matter: both Barcelona and Real Madrid, for the Italian newspaper, they would have given him the go ahead. Nevertheless, the white club categorically denies that he had any conversation with Inter on this. And is that Serie A clubs are considering seriously cut the salaries of footballers due to the emergency. For Serie A, the economic prejudice is enormous: around 800 million euros, perhaps more. Many clubs have already invested the money they expected from television rights and if the championship is suspended they will be in a highly compromised situation.During the Friday assemblyItalian teams have already discussed suspending payments to footballers for the month of March. Damiano Tommasi, President of the AIC, Italian association of footballers, opened the doors to negotiate saying that “footballers are the first ones interested in maintaining the system,” but he asked for calm, since it is not yet known if the season will be suspended, and above all he recalled that each player will have to decide individually: “We cannot compel anyone.”In Spain, at the moment the topic is latent, but there is more than rumors. Joan Vehils reported in the Saturday edition of Sport that he Bartomeu president had kept a Contact informal with captains, that they would have shown him their availability by being aware of the seriousness of the situation.However, the Blaugrana club intends, along with other protagonists from the football association that is this a collegial measure he has his first step at Monday’s ECA meeting.last_img read more

Two new additions to boyz squad

first_imgTwo new additions to Reggae Boyz squad..Kingston College and Harbour View midfielder Fabian Grant and Portland Timbers’ midfielder Andre Lewis both get their first call up to the senior Reggae Boyz squad which take on Central American side Honduras in an international friendly at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, USA on February 16 at 8:30 pm.Grant, who starred for the ‘purples’ in the recent Manning Cup and helped his school to the Walker Cup title, scoring a spectacular strike from 20 yards in the first minute of the final to give Kingston College the lead against Jamaica College, a match they won the match 2-0, joins another schoolboy in Cornwall College and Montego Bay United’s striker Jourdaine Fletcher in the squad.Lewis, a former St George’s standout, won the schoolboy triple title with the Neville ‘bertis Bell-coached team in 2011, and the Manning Cup and Oliver Shield titles in 2012. He was a key member of the national under-17 world cup team that qualified for the world youth tournament in 2011. He also went on to play for the national under-20s and under-23s, but this is his first senior call up. At Club level, Lewis played for Portmore United locally and for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Charleston Battery in the US, he currently plays with the Portland Timbers.. He takes the place of Real Salt Lake midfielder, Omar Holness, while Grant replaces Lewis’s Timbers team mate, Alvas Powell.The rest of the squad reads: Romario Williams, Cory Burke, Je-Vaughn Watson, Kemar Lawrence, Sergio Campbell, Damion Lowe, Oneil Fisher, Andre Blake (GK), Ryan Thompson (GK), Owayne Gordon, Kevon Lambert, Dwayne Ambursley, Ladale Ritchie, Shamar Nicholson, Micheal Binns, Ewan Grandison and Rosario Harriot.last_img read more

Seeking an edge, Florida shifting its primary date

first_imgMIAMI – Casting more uncertainty over the presidential nominating process for 2008, the Florida Legislature on Thursday moved the state’s primary up to Jan. 29, ignoring the threat of sanctions from the national Republican and Democratic parties. The new date puts the Florida primary ahead of all but four states. State party leaders hope that it will give Florida, the most populous swing state, a bigger role in choosing presidential nominees. But officials in other states said Florida’s move would only create more chaos around the nominating process, which has already been upended by other states’ decisions to hold earlier primaries. New Hampshire may move up its primary as a result – possibly even to this year, political leaders in other states said. And in South Carolina, Republican officials said they, too, would advance the date of their own primary. “South Carolina will name a date that keeps us first in the South,” said the chairman, Katon Dawson. “It could be as early as Halloween and our version of trick-or-treat, if we have to.” He added, “At the end of the day, the truth of the matter is that the nominee of either party is going to want to make sure they have not offended the big donors and the biggest activists in the most important state in the country that is electorally available.” Some of the states that have moved up their primaries to Feb.5, including California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, said they did not expect to seek even earlier dates. “I just don’t see it as likely,” said Ron Nehring, chairman of the California Republican Party. “California is going to be relevant, regardless of what other states choose to do.” In addition to New Hampshire, the states with contests before Jan.29 are Iowa and Nevada. In recent presidential election years, Florida’s primary has taken place in March. The Florida House voted unanimously for the change on Thursday, a week after the Senate approved the measure. In the same legislation, they approved Gov. Charlie Crist’s plan to replace the touch-screen voting machines used in many of Florida’s counties with paper ballots counted by scanning machines. Spokesmen for two Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Barack Obama of Illinois, indicated they would not hold back from campaigning in Florida. “The DNC and the Florida state party will arbitrate this, and we will compete on the final field vigorously,” said Bill Burton, a spokesman for Obama. Stacie Paxton, press secretary for the Democratic National Committee, said the party would hold fast to its rules but suggested that Florida’s primary could be nonbinding. Its delegates could still be allowed at the nominating convention, she said, if the state agreed to hold a caucus later in the year. “This is not the first time that a state Legislature has set its primary on a date outside DNC party rules,” she said, adding that the committee is working with the state party to find alternatives that comply with the rules.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Choosing primary dates has always been contentious, with states that held primaries late in the season feeling marginalized. But frustration soared this year, and dozens of states began to jostle for position, with more than 20 so far settling on Feb.5, or considering it. The shifting dates have forced the presidential campaigns to reconsider every aspect of their nominating strategy – where to compete, how to spend money, when to start television advertising. Both parties have been trying to put a halt to the leapfrogging. They have said they would penalize all but a handful of states if they hold a primary before Feb.5, stripping them of half their delegates to the national nominating conventions. Under Democratic Party rules, the candidates can also be penalized, losing the delegates they won in the rule-breaking state. But Florida officials scoffed at those threats, calling the conventions little more than a formality. “We have people who get invited to a big party where they drop a balloon and people wear funny hats,” said Marco Rubio, the Republican speaker of the state House of Representatives. “But they don’t have any role to play.” last_img read more

Twins earn twice the honors at Cal State Dominguez Hills

first_imgAnd it’s not every day that a proud father also gets to wear a cap and gown along with his daughters on graduation day. But that’s what happened. Thirty years after graduating from Cal State Dominguez Hills himself, Bruce Hearn sat proudly Friday on the stage as his twin daughters received their diplomas from his own alma mater. He took advantage of the university’s policy of inviting alumni to be part of the graduation ceremony by donning a cap and gown and sitting on stage. “I hadn’t worn a cap and gown for a long time,” he said, “and to do it while watching my daughters get their diplomas was special.” Bruce also joked, as the family gathered at his parent’s home in Downey for a celebration, that his seat gave him a better photo advantage over other parents who had to sit in the stands of the Home Depot Center. For Candace and Kimberly, who would have been born in Whittier Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital if it was equipped for multiple births, the day was a culmination of work in the classroom and on the playing field. “Getting good grades was just another way of being competitive,” Kimberly explained. “You want to stand above the rest.” The goal to be the best began with T-ball and continued through swimming, volleyball and soccer. It was soccer, whether in AYSO, the Whittier Soccer Club or at Whittier High School, that the twins found their greatest on-field success. “There are too many trophies and ribbons to count,” Bruce said. “But, if anyone knew what they were, my wife would.” Both young women said that their parents did not push them to excel at either sports or academics, but were just very supportive of their choices. “They didn’t have to get after us about homework, but always told us to do the best of our abilities,” Candace said. “We just knew that if we wanted to be the best, we had to put our best effort forward.” And that they did. They were recruited by CSUDH, received athletic scholarships and made the Dean’s list all four years. And this year Candace, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in business, added another accolade to the list as she was named the school’s Female Scholar/Athlete of the Year 2007. She also received the coach’s award while completing in a full soccer season despite fractured vertebrae. Kimberly, who is the older twin by six minutes, did not play this year because her schedule of classes clashed with soccer practice and training. Neither one is taking her soccer career further since there is no longer a women’s professional league nor are they interested in training for the Olympics. Candace is going for her master’s degree at Cal State Fullerton while working as a trainer at a burgeoning health facility that caters to youth. She hopes to help the company build a franchise. Kimberly is already working full time at a domestic and international shipping company. As they look back on their scholastic and athletic careers, the one thing that stands out for both is they were able to do it together. “I don’t know what it would’ve been like not to have her share the same experience,” Candace said. “We pushed each other,” Kimberly added. “She’s my best friend.” sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – For Candace Hearn and her twin sister, Kimberly, Friday was just another day. Or at least that’s what they thought the night before they received their diplomas from California State Dominguez Hills. “We haven’t really thought about it much,” said Kimberly, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She has had other things on her mind, like a September wedding to her fiance Devin Brown. But it really was special in many ways for the 22-year-old twins who grew up and still live in Whittier with their parents, Bruce and Karen, and older brother Matthew. They graduated summa cum laude, meaning the highest academic distinction, with a 3.86 grade point average for Kimberly and 3.84 for Candace. last_img read more

Avalanche deposit removal north of the Pine Pass Summit.

first_imgPINE PASS, B.C. – Drivebc has posted Highway 97 in both directions will be affected by Avalanche deposit removal north of the Pine Pass Summit.Drivebc posted; Highway 97, in both directions. Avalanche deposit removal between Clearwater FSR and Willow Creek FSR for 7.6 km (22 to 30 km north of Pine Pass Summit). Until Thursday, January 9th, 2020 at 1:00 PM MST. Southbound lane closure. Northbound lane closure. Expect 15-minute delays.To view the post; CLICK HERE- Advertisement –last_img

Arsenal vs Leicester: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 1 Unai Emery has very quietly got Arsenal playing some fantastic football – and they’re getting the results to prove it.The Gunners go into this game against Leicester on a nine-game winning run, with the last an emphatic 5-1 mauling of Fulham before the international break. MONEY Unai Emery’s side have won their last five top-flight games RANKED ADVICE BEST OF FOOTBALL LATEST The teams are in – here’s how we line up against @LCFC 📋#ARSLEI pic.twitter.com/tSGLtpLtex— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 22, 2018 Here’s tonight’s #lcfc team to play Arsenal! 🦊#ArsLei pic.twitter.com/FWJeUr2rjG— Leicester City (@LCFC) October 22, 2018 Getty Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? What is the team news? Claude Puel’s visitors are wildly inconsistent and you’re never quite sure which Leicester are sure to turn up.They’ve drawn none of their first eight Premier League games, winning four and losing four to sit 11th going into this one.What time is kick-off?This match is the Monday Night Football offering on October 22.Kick-off is at 8pm.Last season these sides played out a terrific 4-3 here, with late goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud turning things round for the home side.Which TV channel can I watch it on?You can watch this one live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League.Coverage starts at 7pm.If you fancy streaming the action, use your Sky Go account or grab a NOW TV pass for just £7.99. REVEALED last_img read more

MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS SENDS OUT ITS OWN SOS – FOR NEW MEMBERS

first_imgDMRT carry out a rescue at Horn Head.Donegal Mountain Rescue Team are a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year voluntary emergency response team providing emergency search and rescue response in extreme terrain and mountain conditions throughout the entire county.Due to the significant increase in the number of callouts experienced in the last two years the team are now seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals interested in working as part of the team to achieve high standards of casualty care in the Donegal’s mountains.The commitment We are seeking people with a strong interest in mountaineering activities, a high level of commitment, be reasonably fit, possess hill walking / climbing experience, navigation and hill skills as well as a commitment to participating in regular team training and callouts.Recruitment to the emergency response team is open to people over 18 years of age living within one hour of the county’s mountainous areas.It takes approx 1-2 years to progress from being a probationary member to qualifying as a full operational member. The Donegal Mountain Rescue training programme covers four core areas namely, mountain operations, search and rescue operations, casualty care, and operations co-ordination. We would also be interested in hearing from members of the public that may be interested in assisting us with the various other duties involved in running a voluntary mountain emergency response team including organising fundraising days and events, general administration, vehicle maintenance etc.The rewardMountain rescue is a rich cauldron of activities encompassing specialised training, rescue missions, fundraising, sometimes mundane committee duties and even TV appearances for various Rescue programmes.It’s sometimes wet, sometimes dry, sometimes stretched, sometimes a muscle acher, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes tired but always lively and fulfilling.More than anything else, it is deeply rewarding when the mission is over and the casualty is safely recovered and reunited with his friends or family. On those occasions the ensuing smiles and tears are makes it all so very worthwhile to be an Active Responder with Donegal Mountain Rescue Team.You can see here, or on the net, some pictures of the team in action and we can guarantee you we’ll show you corners of Donegal that will take your breath away as below! For more information www.donegalmrt.ie and for an application pack please send an e-mail to secretary@donegalmrt.ie, keep up to date with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DonegalMRT.Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 11 October 2013.DMRT’s Joseph Brennan looks for the perfect Christmas card scene during training.MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS SENDS OUT ITS OWN SOS – FOR NEW MEMBERS was last modified: September 24th, 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:donegal mountain rescue teamnew recruitslast_img read more

Pat’s P.A.T. challenge begins in aid of autism charity

first_imgAn inspirational local man is beginning an epic journey today in support of iCARE Inishowen.Pat Gaynor from Buncrana is setting out on the Pedals And Togs (P. A. T.) challenge – a 2500km /1500 mile cycle and swim on the Wild Atlantic Way.The charity fundraiser came about by chance, when Pat was painting in iCARE and got a first-hand look at the work they do. He saw how the parent-led volunteer group do trojan work to support young people with autism – all on a shoestring budget. Pat was so moved that he decided to give up six weeks of his time to do a sponsored cycle for iCARE, which kicks off today in Kinsale.He is calling for the public to support his journey via a GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/2500-km-cycle-for-icare-buncrana-donegalIn his own words, he wrote: “Last year a friend of mine invited me give a hand and help paint the facilities at iCARE. “During the couple of days painting I witnessed the amazing parents and volunteers working with amazing children and young people with autism but more than witnessing, I could feel the remarkable caring, understanding and love provided at the centre.“The painting was very easy. My couple of days painting were a humbling experience.“At this time I was looking at a few travel options, trip to India stuff and Woodstock stuff. Nothing in Ireland had entered the radar.“The simple truth is one morning when I awoke the idea of cycling the Wild Atlantic Way was planted in my mind. It was like catchy song that wouldn’t go stop playing.“I can’t explain where it came from but there it was, cycling the Wild Atlantic Way in aid of i. C.A.R.E.“Well, some things just have to be done!” Pat will have the Buncrana community cheering him on during the self-funded cycle, where all monies received will be donated to iCARE.If you would like to donate to the 2,500km cycle, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/2500-km-cycle-for-icare-buncrana-donegalPat’s P.A.T. challenge begins in aid of autism charity was last modified: May 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CHARITY CYCLEiCAREpat gaynorlast_img read more

Hunter Pence savoring what might be his final week with the Giants

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Hunter Pence won’t come right out and concede this is his final week as a member of the Giants, but the popular outfielder plans to soak in the coming days.“I’ve really, thoroughly enjoyed my time here. Really love working for this organization, this team, this city,” Pence said before Monday night’s game against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park.“Everything about it has been an absolute delight for me, getting to play the game I love around such incredible individuals and …last_img read more