Southland Announces 2018 All-Conference Football Teams

first_img2018 Southland Conference Football First Team All-Conference Defense Coach of the Year: Eric Morris, Incarnate WordPlayer of the Year: Chase Fourcade, NichollsOffensive Player of the Year: Jazz Ferguson, Northwestern StateDefensive Player of the Year: BJ Blunt, McNeeseFreshman of the Year: Jon Copeland, Incarnate WordCo-Newcomer of the Year: Jordan Hoy, LamarCo-Newcomer of the Year: Billy McCrary, Abilene ChristianOffensive Lineman of the Year: Garrett Bowery, Lamar2018 Southland Conference Football First Team All-Conference Offense KRCedric BattleCentral ArkansasSr.Wichita Falls, Texas KRJuwan Petit-FrereSoutheastern LouisianaJr.Orlando, Fla. OLRyan Hanley2NichollsSr.Metairie, La. DLDerick RobersonSam Houston StateSr.San Antonio, Texas QBJon CopelandIncarnate WordFr.Argyle, Texas APCedric BattleCentral ArkansasSr.Wichita Falls, Texas DLEric Jackson2Central ArkansasSr.Apopka, Fla. DLSully Laiche3NichollsJr.Grammercy, La. DBDavon JerniganLamarSr.Navasota, Texas DLChris Terrell2Central ArkansasJr.Pensacola, Fla. TE/HBCody EnnisAbilene ChristianSr.San Antonio, Texas WRDai’Jean DixonNichollsSo.New Orleans, La. OLTerence Hickman IIIncarnate WordJr.Converse, Texas PKJonathan TatumSoutheastern LouisianaSr.Alexandria, La. OLGarrett BoweryLamarSr.Union Grove, Texas PAlex KjellstenMcNeeseSr.Lake Charles, La. OLGrant BurguillosMcNeeseJr.Mandeville, La. DBJuan JacksonCentral ArkansasJr.Gardendale, Ala. DBZyon McCollumSam Houston StateSo.Galveston, Texas QBChase FourcadeNichollsJr.Metairie, La. LBEvan VeronNichollsJr.LaPlace, La. DBAhmani Martin2NichollsSr.Reserve, La. WRDavion Davis3Sam Houston StateSr.Hutto, Texas LBJeremiah ChambersAbilene ChristianJr.Austin, Texas DBHayden BourgeoisNorthwestern StateSo.Church Point, La. PWinston JonesNichollsJr.Thibodaux, La. PRDamion Jeanpiere, Jr.NichollsSr.Kenner, La. TE/HBBransen SchwebelSoutheastern LouisianaJr.Amite, La. 2018 Southland Conference Football Second Team All-Conference Offense RBDontrell TaylorNichollsJrWhite Castle, La. Pos.NameSchoolClassHometown PRDevonte WilliamsSoutheastern LouisianaJr.Columbia, Md. Pos.NameSchoolClassHometowncenter_img LBTamarcus RussellSoutheastern LouisianaSr.Dadeville, Ala. DBColby BurtonMcNeeseJr.League City, Texas DBBolu OnifadeAbilene ChristianJr.Oklahoma City, Okla. Pos.NameSchoolClassHometown OLDakota LawsAbilene ChristianSr.Denton, Texas WRNathan Stewart3Sam Houston StateJr.Dallas, Texas DLChris LivingsMcNeeseJr.Lake Charles, La. WRJuwan Petit-FrereSoutheastern LouisianaJr.Orlando, Fla. DBDarren EvansNichollsSo.Baton Rouge, La. OLBrandon FlooresIncarnate WordJr.La Vernia, Texas DLJustin AlexandreIncarnate WordSr.Elmont, N.Y. APJuwan Petit-Frere2Southeastern LouisianaJr.Orlando, Fla. RBCarlos Blackman2Central ArkansasJr.Gosnell, Ark. RBRa’Quanne DickensIncarnate WordSr.Seminole, La. LBBJ BluntMcNeeseSr.New Orleans, La. OLEddie HoustonNichollsSr.Newton, Miss. RBBilly McCraryAbilene ChristianJr.Austin, Texas WRPhillip BaptistIncarnate WordSr.Fort Worth, Texas OLChandler ArceneauxNichollsSr.Bourg, La. OLBill WeberAbilene ChristianSr.Coppell, Texas OLHunter WattsCentral ArkansasJr.San Antonio, Texas DLDaniel CrosleyLamarJr.DeRidder, La. LBSilas StewartIncarnate WordSr.Wilmington, Del. Pos.NameSchoolClassHometown DLErick FowlerSam Houston StateJr.Austin, Texas LBAllen Pittman3NichollsJr.St. Rose, La. PKLorran Fonseca2NichollsSr.Hercules, Calif. FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Chase Fourcade headlines the 2018 Southland Conference All-Conference Football teams, announced by the league Tuesday. The Colonels’ quarterback is the Southland’s Player of the Year and is joined on the two all-conference teams by 14 of his teammates. The league’s yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Fourcade paced the conference in passing efficiency (148.5), throwing the league’s fewest interceptions (six) and completing 176 passes for 2,447 yards and 19 touchdowns to lead the Colonels to a conference co-championship. He added nine scores on the ground and rushed for 488 yards, which ranked second among quarterbacks in the league.The Metairie, La., native is one of seven superlative award winners announced Tuesday, along with Coach of the Year Eric Morris (Incarnate Word), Offensive Player of the Year Jazz Ferguson (Northwestern State) and Defensive Player of the Year BJ Blunt (McNeese). UIW quarterback Jon Copeland is the Freshman of the year, and Abilene Christian’s Billy McCrary and Lamar’s Jordan Hoy are co-Newcomers of the Year. Offensive Lineman of the Year is Lamar’s Garrett Bowery.A first-year head coach, Morris engineered an amazing turnaround in guiding the Cardinals to a regular-season co-championship after a 1-10 mark last season. UIW is in its second season of Division I competition and was picked to finish ninth in the conference preseason poll.Ferguson led the Southland and ranked top-10 nationally with 1,117 receiving yards and 13 touchdown catches, and he topped 100 yards on six occasions, including a 138-yard performance against Sam Houston State. The St. Francisville, La., native scored the most points of any wideout in the conference (82).A nightmare for opposing offenses, Blunt finished among the top-10 in the country in three categories: Sacks per game (1.1), solo tackles per game (6.0) and tackles for loss per game (2.0). He tallied 5.5 tackles for loss against Stephen F. Austin and compiled 20 total tackles against ACU, both of which are the third-most by an FCS player this season.Copeland played a vital role in UIW’s run to a share of the conference title and established himself as one of the top arms in the league, finishing as the conference leader in passing yards per game (298.4) and ranking third in total yards (2,984) and efficiency (137.3). McCrary averaged the most yards per carry in the conference (8.2) and found pay dirt 10 times through the air and on the ground.Hoy, a two-time Offensive Player of the Week, scored seven of his nine touchdowns and racked up 692 yards of total offense in two crucial road wins against SFA and UCA in place of Darrell Colbert Jr.Bowery, a first-team pick in his final season, paved the way for a Lamar rushing attack that led the conference and ranked 12th nationally in yards per game (250.3).Nicholls leads the way with 15 total all-conference selections, followed by Central Arkansas, UIW and Southeastern Louisiana each with seven. ACU, McNeese and SHSU each placed five on the all-league teams, and Lamar, NSU and SFA rounded out the list with three, two and one, respectively.In total, 12 honorees are returning all-Southland selections, led by three-time selections Chandler Arceneaux, Sully Laiche and Allen Pittman of Nicholls and SHSU’s Davion Davis and Nathan Stewart.All-Southland Conference teams are voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on 25 percent of ballots.2018 Southland Conference Football Individual Superlative Winners 2018 Southland Conference Football Second Team All-Conference Defense DBAlize Ward2Stephen F. AustinJr.San Diego, Calif. DBKhristian MimsNichollsJr.Baton Rouge, La. WRJazz FergusonNorthwestern StateJr.St. Francisville, La. Honorable Mention: QB: Luke Anthony, Abilene Christian; Darrel Colbert Jr., Lamar; Shelton Eppler, Northwestern State; Bailey Zappe, Houston Baptist RB: Kierre Crossley, Central Arkansas; Darren Johnson, Southeastern Louisiana; Myles Wanza, Lamar. TE/HB: Case Robinson, Lamar. WR: Jakari Dillard, Central Arkansas; Kody Edwards, Incarnate Word; Damion Jeanpiere, Nicholls; Tamrick Pace, Stephen F. Austin; Jarreth Sterns, Houston Baptist; Cyron Sutton, McNeese; Jaylen Watson, Northwestern State. OL: Pat Allen, Southeastern Louisiana; Frank Boudreaux, Northwestern State; P.J. Burkhalter, Nicholls; Kade Parmelly, Abilene Christian; Tristan Wendt, Sam Houston State. AP: Ameer King, Incarnate Word. PK: Gunnar Raborn, McNeese. DL: Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund, Southeastern Louisiana; Cole Burgess, Abilene Christian; Brandon Fontenot, Nicholls; Dedrick Garner, Lamar; Dante Hibbert, Abilene Christian; Obi Iheoma, Northwestern State; Jon Miller, Southeastern Louisiana; Darrius Montgomery, Incarnate Word; Ronald Ollie, Nicholls; Cody Roscoe, McNeese. LB: Chaston Brooks, Lamar; Mar’kel Cooks, Incarnate Word; Raphael Garner, Central Arkansas; Jack Gibbens, Abilene Christian; West Lambert, Incarnate Word; Langston Tunson, Houston Baptist. DB: Adrian Contreras, Sam Houston State; Adonis Davis, Abilene Christian; Trenton Gordon, Stephen F. Austin; Jackie Harvell, Central Arkansas; Aretavious Hendrix, Stephen F. Austin; Xavier Lewis, Southeastern Louisiana; Louis Otis, Incarnate Word; Malick Phillips, Incarnate Word; Rodney Randle, Lamar; Robert Rochelle, Central Arkansas. KR: Myles Ward, Northwestern State.last_img read more

Argentina, Brazil draw 1-1 in classic South American World Cup Qualifier

first_imgBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP): Argentina and Brazil drew 1-1 in their much-awaited World Cup qualifier on Friday, with neither of the traditional South American powers able to secure the victory needed to kick-start their slow start to the 2018 qualifying campaign. Ezequiel Lavezzi scored in the 34th minute for Argentina, but Lucas Lima levelled in the 59th to disappoint a sellout crowd at River Plate’s Monumental Stadium in the Argentine capital. Argentina, the World Cup runners-up last year in Brazil, have only two points from three qualifying games. They played on Friday without three injured stars – Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez – and it showed. Brazil have four points from three games. they had Neymar back from a four-game ban, but continued to struggle with pressure mounting on coach Dunga and Argentina’s Gerardo Martino. Ecuador lead South American qualifying with a perfect nine points, followed by Chile with seven and Uruguay with six. Peru recorded their first points of the campaign after two losses by winning 1-0 at home against Paraguay. Jefferson Farfan scored the sole goal in the 20th minute and the hosts held on in a match they could not afford to lose if they were to challenge for the top four spots which yield World Cup berths. The classic showdown between South America’s traditional powers was delayed a day when torrential rain in Buenos Aires prompted officials to call off the match before it began on Thursday. Friday’s match began with a minute of silence for the scores killed in Friday’s shootings and explosions in Paris. Lavezzi broke through as Argentina dominated the first half, lashing in a short-range shot from a perfect cross from the right side by Gonzalo Higuain. It was Argentina’s first goal in three World Cup qualifiers. The goal came after Argentina dominated the first half with Ever Banega, Angel Di Maria and Facundo Roncaglia testing Brazil keeper Alisson with early chances. Neymar hardly touched the ball in the first half and was ineffective when he did. Brazil had few chances and seldom mounted an attack, though they pressed and were better in the second half. Banega should have put Argentina ahead 2-0, but hit the post in the 47th with an open goal facing him. Brazil capitalised on that reprieve and scored when Lima knocked in a ball that bounced to him after Douglas Costa had hit the crossbar. Argentina probably had the best chance to win late when Nicolas Otamendi’s headed a ball just wide of the near post in the 86th. In the next round of qualifiers on Tuesday, it’s: Colombia vs Argentina, Venezuela vs Ecuador, Paraguay vs Bolivia, Uruguay vs Chile, and Brazil vs Peru.last_img read more

Already a pro, Doncic set to join college stars in NBA draft

first_imgCarpio 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 And he might just be the most accomplished and intriguing player in this class.After capping his brilliant stay in Spain with another title, the Slovenian guard heads the list of international players expected to be selected Thursday, a teenager whose resume is already more complete than even some of the most season veterans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“He may be the most accomplished European teenager to ever come into the draft,” ESPN draft analyst Jay Bilas said. “You know, there’s very little that is unknown about him. He’s not some workout wonder that people are projecting. He’s accomplished things, and he has been seen in 5-on-5 against high-level competition for a number of years. He’s played professional basketball since he was 13.”Doncic couldn’t join Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III and the other headliners in New York on Wednesday because he was en route from Spain after finishing off his dream season by helping Real Madrid win its ACB league championship Tuesday. The 6-foot-7 guard made a 3-pointer off one leg with the shot clock running down and Real Madrid clinging to a three-point lead, and his team held on to win the series in four games and allow him to get to Barclays Center in time for Thursday’s festivities, rather than stay behind for a Game 5. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES After only 2 matches, Egypt eliminated from World Cup Even with Ayton, a native of the Bahamas, and Doncic at the top of the list of international candidates, the strength of this draft is at the college level. Power programs such as Duke (Bagley and Wendell Carter Jr.), Michigan State (Jaren Jackson Jr. and Miles Bridges), national champion Villanova (Mikal Bridges and Donte DiVincenzo) and Kentucky (Kevin Knox and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander) could have multiple players taken in the top 10-15 selections of the two-round draft, and teams looking for point guards could choose between freshmen Trae Young of Oklahoma and Collin Sexton of Alabama.They could give the NBA a second straight strong rookie class, after Utah’s Donovan Mitchell, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and 2016 No. 1 pick Ben Simmons of Philadelphia all helped their teams advance to at least the second round of the postseason.“I think it’s a transformational class,” Missouri’s Michael Porter Jr. said. “I think we’ve got a lot of different kinds of players: Deandre, Marvin, the big dudes who are special, and then me along with a couple other wings who can do a lot of different things, and then point guard, Trae, Collin Sexton, and then I heard that Luka dude — I ain’t seen much on him but I heard he’s special, too. So I think we’re a great draft, one of the best in a while.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He had already been the MVP of both the Euroleague season and its Final Four, the youngest player ever to win both honors, as Real Madrid won that title as well.“I’m speechless,” he told the team’s website after Tuesday’s victory. “It has been the season of my life. It’s incredible.”The Phoenix Suns have the No. 1 pick and are widely expected to draft Arizona center Deandre Ayton, even though new coach Igor Kokoskov coached Doncic last summer on the Slovenian national team that won the nation’s first EuroBasket gold medal.Then it’s Sacramento, Atlanta, Memphis and Dallas, and any of them could consider a player who’s only 19 but has been playing against some of the toughest competition outside the NBA for years. And while there may always be some skepticism of European players because Darko Milicic bombed so badly after being taken right behind LeBron James and ahead of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade 15 years ago, it would be a surprise if Doncic failed after all he’s already done.“He should easily transition to the league really well,” Miami guard Lonnie Walker IV said. “I mean, look at what he’s doing in the Euroleague. You’ve got to respect what he’s doing. You can’t say he’s not good and he’s the MVP and everything of that spot. So pay respect where it’s due. He’s a great player. All you can say is tell him to continue to work hard and prove everyone that’s doubting him wrong.”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina FILE – In this May 20, 2018, file photo, Real Madrid’s Luka Doncic (7) reacts with teammate Trey Thompkins after winning their Final Four Euroleague final basketball match against Fenerbahce, in Belgrade, Serbia. The Slovenian guard heads the list of international players expected to be selected in the NBA draft. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)NEW YORK — Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he’s unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted.He’s already a pro. He’s already a champion.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Draft Code of Conduct handed over to Prime Minister

first_img– hopes to include it in Integrity Commission legislationGovernment is hoping to have the long awaited Ministerial Code of Conduct drafted into the existing Integrity Commission legislation, but will await the advice of the Chief Parliamentary Council before taking this route.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo receives the revised Ministerial Code of Conduct from Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanThe announcement was made on Monday, when Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo received the revised draft Code of Conduct from Minster of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman at Office of the Prime Minister.Trotman, along with a small committee, was tasked with reviewing the draft code of conduct. The team which comprised two representatives of the Office of the Prime Minister, along with two lawyers from the Guyana Bar Association, met several times during May, examining best practices in places such as Tanzania and other African countries and several Caribbean countries, seeking to ascertain their applicability to the Guyana scenario.The Prime Minister, speaking to the media following the handing over, said Government felt the subject matter was critically important to the public and therefore moved to have a special committee set up by Minister Trotman.“We are aware that all over the commonwealth where we belong, there is a great need for emphasis on persons in public life… The committee was set up to have the matter reopened for recommendation”, he said.He said since the Integrity Commission Act provides for the declaration and justification of assets of persons who hold public offices, along with their spouses and children, the recommendation was made that the integrity legislation include the prescription for the Code of Conduct.“So if you ask me a question about what will be done with this document, the answer will be that it will be sent to the parliamentary council for legal advice on whether these recommendations or draft code should be included in the integrity legislation that should be enforced as far as any infraction of the law is done”, the PM said.According to the Ministry of the Presidency, the purpose of the Code of Conduct is to assist Ministers and Members of Parliament (MPs) and public office holders in the discharge of their obligations to their constituents and the public at large.It provides guidance on the values – the moral qualities – that should govern the conduct of Ministers and MPs in discharging their parliamentary and public duties. It is also meant to reinforce public confidence in the way in which Ministers and public office holders perform those duties.Ministers, by virtue of the Oath or Affirmation of allegiance taken when they are elected, have a duty to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, according to law.The Code states that public office holders also have a duty to uphold the law, including the general law against discrimination and sexual harassment, and to act with propriety on all occasions in accordance with the public trust and confidence placed in them. They also have a general duty to act in the interests of the nation as a whole and owe a special duty of care to their constituents, and citizens.The Code of Conduct says that the acceptance of gifts and other forms of rewards worth more than $10,000 by Ministers, MPs and other public office holders in their official capacity shall be reported to the Integrity Commission. Ministers, MPs and public office holders should consider declining such gratuities if the acceptance of same could be perceived to have an effect on their objectivity and lead to complaints of bias or impropriety.It also states that Ministers, MPs and public office holders should also avoid using their official position or transmitting any information made available to them in the course of their duties to benefit themselves, their relations or any other individuals with whom they are associated. They should avoid compromising themselves or their office and any action which may lead to an actual or perceived conflict of interest.Failure to avoid or declare any conflict of interest may give rise to criticism of favouritism, abuse of authority or even allegations of corruption.Furthermore it is meant to reinforce public confidence in the way in which Ministers and public office holders perform those duties.Asked about the timeframe for the code to be incorporated into existing law, Nagamootoo said he could not say. However, he noted that all such information will become available following the review by the Chief Parliamentary Council.Nagamootoo stressed that he was not very concerned about the timeframe, but rather the quality of the work.“All these things dealing with law, is not only about timeframe, it has to do with the quality of what is put out. Step by step procedure must be followed to ensure credibility. In so doing, there will not be any accusations of nonconsultation of the draft. It has to go through another cycle of evaluation. So it is not so much dealing with timeline and deadline, but that people in the end will say that there is something that is both enforceable and has certain provisions by which leaders in public life are accountable”, Nagamootoo said.Minister Trotman, who once held the responsibility for governance said the President and Prime Minister, hold all responsibility to set sanctions against Ministers.The Code of Conduct is based on 10 principles – Accountability, Dignity, Diligence, Duty, Honour, Integrity, Loyalty, Objectivity, Responsibility, and Transparency – and is a Coalition Government manifesto promise.last_img read more

GLDA assessing East Berbice farm

first_imgBerbice poultry deathsIn light of the climbing number of reports of chicken deaths due to a mysterious illness, the Guyana Livestock Development Authority has said it is working with farmers on East Bank Berbice to “assess the situation” of the poultry deaths. This comes one day after the farmers reported that their birds were dying of a mysterious illness and that Ministry of Agriculture had offered “no advice” to them.On Monday, GLDA Deputy Chief Executive Officer Dr Dwight Walrond was quoted by the Government Information Agency as saying that the samples, which were taken from the premises of one large-scale farmer are in the process of being sent to the University of Georgia, which is one of the reference laboratories that GLDA utilises for further testing of samples.Several dead chickens in Berbice, as seen in June“We want to test for a wide array of diseases. Based on clinical signs there are two different manifestations taking place, that’s why we are using the University of Georgia to test for four to six diseases. The University of Georgia is a reference laboratory. Sending the samples to Georgia is the best course of action since it would give us a good idea of what’s happening on East Bank Berbice,” Walrond related.In reference to published reports over the chicken deaths in various sections of the media, the DCEO observed that there are differences in the poultry death reports.“The signs and symptoms are different, one transpired during the rainy season and the other just started,” Walrond told GINA.“The DCEO said that the location of the broiler farmer which was visited by a team from the GLDA interviewed the farmer and looked at his husbandry practices. The team concluded that there is a need for guidance in the area of farm management,” the GINA release stated.“On Tuesday, our head of extension will be in the Region Six trying to develop the best package for the farmers in terms of delivery of extension services. The team, including one staff from epidemiology, will be working along with staff and farmers in the region to collect whatever data we would have missed in the initial investigation, and to bring further relief to farmers,” observed the GLDA official.“The GLDA has acknowledged the reports, but remains steadfast in its findings that it is too early to declare an outbreak of poultry diseases since the cases investigated are dissimilar and affect different breeds,” the entity noted.It was also on Monday that this publication pointed out that several farmers who rear bantams or ‘Creole’ fowls reported that many of their birds had died of an unknown illness. The disease was said to be also affecting Muscovy ducks.Farmer Vanessa Sampson of De Kinderen had noted that she lost 70 per cent of her birds due to the illness. According to the woman, Sunday morning she discovered that fifteen birds had become ill overnight. They later died.Another farmer Indira Nauth revealed that the symptoms were detected about one month ago. She had explained that most birds die a few days after becoming ill.It was two weeks ago that an East Bank Berbice poultry farmer first reported that a mysterious disease had killed hundreds of his birds. He had told Guyana Times that when the disease first hit his pen he had 1300 birds, now he is left with 70.The farmer stressed that he had received no assistance from the Ministry of Agriculture, however after a Guyana Times report, he had received correspondence from senior officials of the Agriculture Ministry.Before then, the farmer said that his brother had visited the Agriculture Ministry to seek assistance but officials were reportedly unavailable.This allegation was strongly denied by Permanent Secretary George Jervis.When contacted, the PS had also pointed out that personnel from the Ministry will soon visit the farm and assess the situation.Previously, reports had surfaced of a similar occurrence where a farmer at Linden in Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) claimed that 300 birds had died from a mysterious disease at his Linden farm.last_img read more

Yoko makes wish for love and peace on new tree

first_imgArtist Yoko Ono hung a wish for love and peace in the world from a tree she dedicated Monday at the Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. The “Wish Tree for Washington D.C.” is part of an ongoing project Ono started in the 1990s to encourage the public to get involved in art. Viewers can write their wishes on small pieces of paper and tie them onto the tree. Ono’s wish read, “Let’s cover the planet with our love and make it a peaceful world for all of us and our offsprings.” Others’ wishes on the Hirshhorn tree were for peace in Africa, an end to gang violence and “to get a promotion this year.” Ono, widow of singer John Lennon, said she has collected more than 100,000 wishes from people around the world, including those from other wish trees in Europe and Asia. The wishes will become part of her “Imagine Peace Tower,” opening October in Reykjavik, Iceland. “Any wish that you make is part of the wishes of the human race,” said Ono. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Logarusic open to Kenya coaching return

first_img0Shares0000Former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards coach Zdravko Logarusic acknowledges greetings from fans during his Sudan side’s Olympic qualification match against Kenya at the Kasarani Stadium on March 26, 2019.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 – Former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards coach Zdravko Logarusic has opened up to a possible return to the country, saying Kenya remains his home and would be willing to come back and work here.The Croatian tactician, currently with the Sudan national team guided Gor to the Top 8 Cup and the Football Kenya Federation Shield in 2012 before leaving the following year for Tanzania. He also had a brief unsuccessful stint with AFC Leopards. Logarusic was back in the country on Tuesday when he led his Sudanese Under-23 side to the third round of the Olympic Qualifiers following a 0-0 draw with Kenya.“Kenya is my second home and I enjoy being here that’s why I didn’t celebrate. Of course I will come back, no doubt. When? I don’t know but for sure, I will come back,” Logarusic, much revered by the K’Ogalo faithful posed.The tactician was loudly cheered as he came into the stadium, at half time and full time with a section of fans also enthusiastically asking for selfies with the tactician.Sudan’s head coach Zdravko Logarusic during his side’s Olympic qualification match against Kenya at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on March 26, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMeanwhile, Logarusic has admitted his side was lucky to earn a ticket to the final qualification round, saying Kenya was failed by failing to convert the chances they had.“Kenya is a very good team and if they pass, nothing will happen for us. I just think they were unlucky they didn’t score and if they did, then the game would have been open,” Logarusic said.“They had three good chances and if you can’t score at home, then you must be punished. But, I will also give credit to my team because in two games we did not concede a goal against Kenya and that is no small thing,”“We had little time to prepare and I had 15 days with these players in Egypot to try and prepare and make a team. Logarusic with only 15 days to make a team imagine if I had longer time,” the enthusiastic tactician stated,” the coach opined.Former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards coach Zdravko Logarusic on the touchline during his Sudan side’s Olympic qualification match against Kenya at the Kasarani Stadium on March 26, 2019.Sudan will now face off with Nigeria in the final qualification round with the winner off this game advancing to the U23 AFCON in Egypt later in the year.Logarusic however admits it will be a tall order for his charges.“Our chances are very slim because Nigeria has a team of experienced players who play all over Europe. We are playing in small villages in first and second division but we will go out and play you never know in football,” the tactician offered.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Minister McHugh tackles ‘myth’ of state’s enterprise agencies snubbing Donegal

first_imgMinister Joe McHugh has hit back at criticism of state support agencies for enterprise in Donegal with figures revealing how they are putting an intense focus on the county. Minister McHugh has revealed Donegal that has the third highest level of job creation by IDA supported businesses outside of Dublin.More than 400 jobs have been created every year in Donegal by companies supported by the IDA and Enterprise Ireland since Fine Gael came into Government in 2011, the Minister said. Mr McHugh, Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, said: “Some opposition politicians would have you believe that the state’s enterprise agencies snub Donegal. These numbers nail that myth.“I have heard some ill-founded criticism about a lack of state supports for enterprise in Donegal and not enough focus from the IDA on the county. It is nothing but waffle.“The real story here is that almost 7,000 people are employed in Donegal by firms that have called on state support through the two main agencies. There are 3,389 staff in IDA backed companies and 3,552 in homegrown businesses supported by Enterprise Ireland.“And just this week we had yet another success story with Letterkenny-based CloudRanger being bought over by a Silicon Valley company called Druva which specialises in cloud data protection and management. “I understand that the deal doesn’t stop there and the aim of the new management is to build on the presence in Donegal. I wish them every success in the future.”Mr McHugh was briefed on the state’s enterprise supports for Donegal at a meeting of cabinet ministers led by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys.Figures from the IDA showed Donegal enjoyed the third highest employment growth outside of the main cities from 2011 to the end of 2017. In those years IDA backed firms in Donegal created 1,721 jobs.Data from Enterprise Ireland shows on average 240 jobs being created in Donegal every year since 2011 by Irish companies its supports in the county.And last year Donegal enjoyed the biggest growth in employment in Údáras na Gaeltachta client companies in 2017 – 243 new jobs created by the Gaeltacht enterprise agency. Government Chief Whip Mr McHugh said: “Since 2011, the year that Fine Gael came into Government, there has been a strong and steady increase in the number of people employed in firms backed by the IDA and Enterprise Ireland.“Donegal is pushing hard for new enterprise and new jobs and we will continue to drive this growth with the backing of Minister Humphreys and the enterprise agencies.“In a few weeks from now I will host the U.S. Charge d’affaires Reece Smyth in Donegal and he will see first-hand why multinationals are being drawn to the North-West.“The Letterkenny-Derry-Strabane City Region status, the presence of multinationals like Optum, Pramerica, the influence of the LYIT and the CoLab and the deepening links with the University of Ulster Magee in Derry City are just a few examples as to how our county is driving growth.” Minister McHugh tackles ‘myth’ of state’s enterprise agencies snubbing Donegal was last modified: June 10th, 2018 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:EnterpriseEnterprise Irelandida irelandjobsMinister Joe McHughlast_img read more


first_imgThe Dungloe boxing club are hosting Limerick boxing club in a 16 man competition in the Maghery community Center on Sunday 21st February starting at 2pm sharp. Na Rossa have 3 representatives on the day, Kevin & Mark Mcmonagle and Pauric Odonnell. This should be a great afternoon’s sport so if you can call down and support the lads in their respective bouts. Good luck from all at the club.Congratulations to senior player Daniel Elliott & Deirdrie Burke on the birth of their Son, Danny recently. Another new edition to the Na Rossa ranks or is it Naomh Conaill ?.From all at the club.The seniors were drawn against Dungloe in the Junior Gaeltacht. Date to be confirmed.Training for the under 12 & 13s will take place this Friday evening 12th in the Glenties school gym starting at 7.30pm sharp. All very welcomeThe club lotto draw took place last Monday night in the hall. Numbers drawn were 1,2,19 & 21. Their was no jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dips receive €50 Imelda Dorthery, Glenties & Ciaran Hanlon, Toome. Next weeks jackpot will be €2250.  NA ROSSA EXTEND CONGRATULATIONS TO PLAYER DANIEL ELLIOTT ON BIRTH OF HIS SON was last modified: February 9th, 2016 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:GAANa RossaSportlast_img read more

Tottenham vs Barcelona: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? It’s the biggest game of Spurs’ season so far as Barcelona visit Wembley.After snatching defeat from the jaws of victory against Inter, Mauricio Pochettino’s side need to pick up points against the Catalan giants. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Getty Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED ADVICE Munir El Haddadi also netted against Spurs in the summer silverware FOOTBALL LATEST MONEY RANKED But that will be no easy task, despite Barca’s recent issues in La Liga which has seen them go three games without a win.The 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao at the weekend was a second stalemate in the three games and it took a later Munir El Haddadi to save salvage a point.What time is kick-off?This Champions League showdown is all set for Wednesday, October 3.Kick-off at the Home of Football is at 8pm.The sides met in pre-season during the International Champions Cup, where it finished 2-2.Which TV channel can I watch it on?BT Sport have the rights to show the Champions League in the UK this season.And this match is live and uninterrupted on BT Sport 2 and 4K UHD. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won BEST OF What is the team news?Hugo Lloris could be back in contention after overcoming a recent thigh strain.But Christian Eriksen remains sidelined, with Erik Lamela likely to be involved after not getting off the bench against Huddersfield.Lionel Messi was substituted in the draw with Bilbao but the Argentinian master should play here.last_img read more