Abilene Christian’s Sheehy, Central Arkansas’ Xin Garner Final Weekly Tennis Awards

first_imgCentral Arkansas (16-7, 8-2 SLC) concludes regular season play against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at noon on Friday in Tyler, Texas. A win would clinch a share of the regular-season conference title for the Bears. 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. Xin continued her impressive freshman campaign with victories in singles and doubles play as the Bears handed conference-leading Abilene Christian its first loss in league play. She posted another straight-set singles win earlier in the week in a 6-1 triumph over Incarnate Word. Honorable Mention: Francois Kellerman, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Jonathan Sheehy, Abilene Christian – Junior – Arlington, TexasAfter losing the first set of his match with UIW’s Gabriel Evans, Sheehy took sets two and three by a score of 6-3 to clinch the regular-season title and the program’s first-ever 5-0 finish in Southland Conference play. The following day, Sheehy recorded a straight-set victory over UTSA’s Joao Ceolin to help ACU win its 20th match of the season. FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Jonathan Sheehy and Central Arkansas’ Chunxi Xin are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Playing with Nikolas Moceanu, Sheehy came out on top in doubles play for the eighth time in the past nine matches with a 6-4 win against UIW’s Dennis Boisseau and Oliver Valentinsson. This marks Sheehy’s third player of the week award of the 2019 season.center_img Sheehy secured the match-clinching point at No. 2 singles against Incarnate Word’s Gabriel Evans on Friday, wrapping up the 2019 Southland Conference regular-season title for the Wildcats. He turned around the following day and picked up a straight-set singles win in a 4-3 team victory over UTSA to extend his solo winning streak to three matches. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Chunxi Xin, Central Arkansas – Freshman – Baoding, ChinaOpposite the net of ACU’s top-line singles player Nini Memishishi, Xin looked like a veteran, taking the match in straight sets and blanking Memishishi 6-0 in the second frame to hand her just her third solo loss of the season. Improving to 7-2 in league doubles action, Xin and teammate Marli Van Heerden topped their Wildcat counterparts 6-4 as ACU lost its first doubles match point since March 1. This marks Xin’s second weekly honor of the 2019 season. Honorable Mention: Charoline Erlandsson, McNeese; Putri Insani, Southeastern Louisiana; Maria Maldonado, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Ank Vullings, New Orleans. Abilene Christian (20-4, 5-0 SLC) concludes regular-season play against Midwestern State at 5 p.m. CT next Tuesday and awaits the announcement of its first-round opponent in the 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament, which begins Thursday, April 25, in Corpus Christi, Texas.last_img read more

Death Mars Bassa’s Trophy Celebration

first_imgA 16-year-old, Darlingboy Philips, dubbed ‘Dad’ was crushed to death when he accidentally fell from a low-belt truck this past Saturday, amid rejoicing over Grand Bassa County’s triumph in the National County Meet after 24 years of title-drought.The truck, with the inscription ‘Grand Bassa County Development Fund,’ rolled over the lad and crushed his chest and smashed his skull near the entrance of the Doris Williams Sports Stadium.He had slipped while he and friends were hanging on the vehicle’s tail-end after the program when the car was leaving the Doris Williams Sports Stadium.That celebration in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, marked the official celebration of the county’s two trophies won in the 2013/2014 National County Meet.The teenager’s accidental death was linked to connection of ‘neejee’ activities.In Liberia ‘neejee,’ is usually interpreted as witchery and is always generally associated with the people of Grand Bassa County.The Traffic Coordinator of the Grand Bassa Police Detachment, Inspector Stephen B. Kpoeh, told the Daily Observer Sunday morning that Darlingboy died instantly after he was run over by the truck on Saturday. He had been pronounced dead after he was rushed to the Liberian Government Hospital in Buchanan.Inspector Kpoen said the truck driver, Samuel Barlingar, 48, has been investigated and is being detained by Police to avoid ‘unnecessary’ mob violence.He disclosed that from the preliminary investigations, Driver Barlingar is not guilty, in accordance with Section 10.107 of the Police’s Traffic Law of Liberia; the late Darlingboy was hitching a ride without the driver’s knowledge.Section 10.107 of the Police Traffic Law, under the subtitle Soliciting Rides, reads: “No person shall stand on any roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride and from the driver of any vehicle.”The Chief of Traffic of Grand Bassa Police Detachment, Inspector Allen Suah, told the Daily Observer, that after a conference with Grand Bassa’s Superintendent Etweda Cooper, they instructed the family to bury the body yesterday (Sunday), because the county is not responsible for the boy’s death and burial. They promised to send a representative to meet with the family afterwards.The late Darlingboy was laid to rest the day after his death (Sunday) due to his severe injuries.The deceased was a 3rd grade student of Lower Hardlandsville Public School and was helping to support his family through the sale of used clothes.Darlingboy was the oldest of four sons from his parents, who are both alive.  He was living with his uncle, Alphonso Philips, in Jeko’s Town, Buchanan. His parents are Timothy and Sundaymae Philips, and they are living in the interior with the deceased’s brothers.Mr. Robert Guah, a relative of the late Darlingboy expressed disappointment and frustration over the absence of county authorities and members of the Grand Bassa Legislative Caucus, up to the time of burial.Meanwhile, friends from Jeko’s Town have expressed their condolences to the bereaved family; they urged the family to investigate the death of Darlingboy, which they described as mysterious.“How come out of ten people hanging from the truck, he alone fell and was killed instantly? There must be something behind it,” a man only identified as Nyensuah stated.According to Nyensuah, about three weeks ago, one Ben Roberts met a similarly mysterious death. “We think that it is not normal; there must be witch or neeje activities behind them; we know it is all happening because elections are around the corner,” Nyensuah lamented.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Brazilian military training Guyanese counterparts drilling methodology

first_imgA team of 48 military personnel from neighbouring Brazil was received and officially welcomed by Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Monday in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). The team will be drilling eight wells in eight South Rupununi communities, in a joint project with the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and other local stakeholders, to provide water security to the villages during the dry season.The military team will also host three days of training for members of the Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and hydro-meteorological services, to familiarise them to the methodology of drilling in preparation for them to work side by side with the Brazilian military team.“The whole aim of this operation is to have knowledge transfer. So, they will doDirector General (ag) of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig in discussion with members from the Brazilian Armytheory followed by supervised practical; then they will be required to drill two wells by themselves. Until all the participants would have completed 384 hours of training then they will be given a certificate. So, it’s a very rigorous training and a serious operation,” Director General (ag) of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig told the Department of Public Information (DPI).The Brazilian Army Engineering and Construction Battalion (BEC) arrived in Guyana on Monday. The team is putting the final arrangements in place to commence drilling on October 4.The project is a collaboration among 15 agencies and aims to bring relief to the named hinterland communities while the Brazilian engineers transfer knowledge to their Guyanese counterparts.Among the beneficiaries are personnel from the Guyana Police Force, Customs and Immigration, and the Ministries of Public Health and Public Infrastructure.The wells will be drilled at Aishalton, Chukrikednau, Karaudarnau, Achiwuib, Awaruwaunau, Maruranau, Shea and Baisahidrum and will have a depth of 250 metres (800 feet).They will be handed over to the Government of Guyana on November 28.last_img read more

Mother of 9 remanded on break and enter charge

first_imgA 40-year-old woman was on Thursday remanded to prison by Senior Magistrate Alex Moore when she appeared in a New Amsterdam court to answer to a break and enter charge.Shonette Gonsalves Sabola, of Lot 82 Savannah Park Housing Scheme, New Amsterdam, is accused of breaking into the dwelling of Daphney Pitt-Joseph and stealing a quantity of jewellery, a bag containing several documents, one five-pound tin of milk, one box of biscuits, a pair of slippers and $65,000.The incident is alleged to have been committed on December 10, at Pitt-Joseph’s Lot 43 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam home.The mother of nine told the court that she was a domestic worker and worked part time as a cook. “I did not do it,” she informed the Court.Police Prosecutor, Inspector Bernard Brown asked for bail to be refused on theShonette Gonsalves Sabola being escorted by Policebasis that there were other charges before the court involving the defendant.He said most of the articles were discovered hidden in a suitcase at the defendant’s home. In addition, the court was told that at the time of her arrest, Sabola was wearing the pair of slippers that was removed from the house.It is on the day in question, an unknown number of persons entered the home and removed the above listed items along with two passports and the house keys.Pitt-Joseph explained that she came into the country to bury her son and that the crime was committed while she was asleep.“I does work around the clock; I have a son … I don’t do dem thing dah,” Sabola told the court. She begged the Magistrate not to remand her, claiming that she has to collect her son who was in the Berbice River.“If I send a message to him that I sick, he will come and I will call the Police to come and catch him,” she said apparently in reference to her son who was suspected of being involved in the crime.However, Brown rebutted Sabola’s claim, telling the court that the defendant has not been cooperating with the Police.“She hides her son and allows him to go out and do bad things at nights. She told the Police that she did not know where he is and that she has not seen him for the past two weeks,” he related.“I have three young children to look after,” the woman cried. She was, nevertheless, remanded until January 14, 2019 when the Police are expected to give a report on the investigation.last_img read more

Bright Nights setting the stage for the 2020 Winter Games

first_imgThe North Peace Cultural Society shares,  this year we will host an extraordinary printmaking workshop. “The city recognized the success of the printmaking and will close the 99th avenue from the 100 St to 102 St,” said Marcere.For a full schedule of events, visit npcc.bc.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Bright Nights the annual arts festival is setting the stage for the 2020 Winter Games.The North Peace Cultural Society in partnership with the City of Fort St. John and community groups are gearing up for a fun-filled, family friendly weekend with the best of local art and local sport.“In all our activities, we are going to blur the line between art and sport, and revive the city’s spirit for the Winter Games by showcasing arts related to sport,” said Baptiste Marcere, Executive Director of the North Peace Cultural Centre.- Advertisement -Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. marks the start of the festival with Art Stars, an interactive opportunity for the public to meet and hear from professional artists and performers who grew up in Fort St. John and how they made a career for themselves in the arts. “We are gathering local artists and art groups to showcase, demonstrate, and delight,” said Marcere.Friday, June 7, the Cultural Centre will host a gala evening with fresh cocktails at the ready, and Vancouver Theatre Sports to entertain guests with their hilarious improv skills.Saturday, June 8, the festival ends with a public art market, hands-on pottery and weaving demonstrations, live entertainment, and the 2019 World Fair.Advertisementlast_img read more

We must fight! Arteta issues rallying call to Arsenal teammates

first_img1 Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta insists his team-mates cannot afford to let their heads drop and must show some fighting spirit if they are to turn their season around.The north London club have suffered their worst start to a league campaign since 1982 following Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat against Manchester United.Arsene Wenger’s side have only won four of their opening 12 league games and are currently eighth in the table.But despite the latest setback, Arteta says it is crucial that the players don’t start to doubt their own ability and hopes they have the right temperament to get straight back on the winning trail.Arteta said: “We have top, top, players but after one, two or three disappointing results, they can have doubts and unhappy with themselves – it’s natural.“We cannot allow that to happen because it’s very demanding here, playing three or four times in 10 days and the bad periods are going to affect the team.“We need everyone on their toes and ready to fight. There are players here who can lift morale. We have the manager, the staff, who are very important.“The environment is also very important – if you come to the training ground after a defeat, you have to lift it up. We are all sad, we are all upset but we have to be positive.” Mikel Arteta last_img read more

Land of opportunity

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! We often hear about the costs of immigration and the burden placed on schools, hospitals and other public services. Yet generating far less attention are the benefits. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures, the number of Hispanic-owned businesses throughout the nation increased 31 percent between 1997 and 2002, three times the national rate for other businesses. And although the census figures don’t include citizenship data, it’s a safe bet that a good number of these entrepreneurs are immigrants – perhaps even some who entered the U.S. illegally – or their children. It only makes sense. Those who come to the U.S., fleeing the lack of opportunity in their old countries, are usually determined to succeed. They come not to live some sort of parasitic life, but to participate and contribute to the American dream. These entrepreneurs meet a market demand, pay taxes and create jobs. None of this is to downplay the very real problems caused by the nation’s broken immigration system. It’s just to note that the impact of immigration is mixed, not as uniformly bad as some opponents would suggest. Despite obvious problems, the ideal of the American melting pot lives on.last_img read more

Letterkenny Chamber calls on shops to be merry and bright

first_imgThe Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce has made a Christmas wish that a community effort will make the town festive and bright this year and in the years to come.The group have installed new lights around the town for 2017 and are now calling on local businesses to do their bit to add to the Christmas cheer.  Friday night’s Christmas switch-on revealed a new overhead lights display at the Market Square to account for the reduced tree size in the area. The Lower Main Street has also had new lights, a feature and building features installed to improve the location. The project is part funded by the council and from the Letterkenny Chamber’s own resources.In light of the new upgrades, it is now hoped that the town can pull together to help fund and add to the displays.The Letterkenny Chamber contacted members today to seek contributions to the Christmas lights fund and to ask businesses to make every effort to enhance their own buildings and shop fronts for the season.All they want for Christmas is to increase the reach of the lights, and anyone who wishes to donate to the fund can contact the Chamber office at letterkennychamber.com Featured image: www.logopix.ie Letterkenny Chamber calls on shops to be merry and bright was last modified: November 28th, 2017 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:Christmas lightsLetterkenny Chamberlast_img read more

Progress being made on three Health Centres

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the progress being made on three different health centres within the county.The confirmation came from the HSE that centres for Dunfanaghy and Donegal Town are being progressed through Public/Private Partnerships while a new health centre for Burtonport has been approved and will be located in a newly refurbished state of the art building at the pier.Deputy Gallagher said this is all welcome news as each of these communities greatly require new facilities for the delivery of health services – from GP facilities to community nursing to speech and language services. He added that a new health centre at Dunfanaghy is urgently required and today’s confirmation that a PP contract is to be awarded certainly is welcomed news.Donegal Town has also been approved for a new Health Centre through a PP contract and works will now progress through planning to construction stage.He said “These centres will provide all the needed facilities that a modern day health centre must have in order to meet the needs and demands of their respective communities.“The centre in Burtonport is in the final stages as a great deal of work has been carried out on the building. The new centre is ideally located and finished to a very high standard which will be of immense benefit to the area.” The Fianna Fail deputy added it is only right that the HSE invest heavily in these centres, for many it is these health centres which are the first port of call in order to receive healthcare, be that the local GP, Community nurse, language therapy or other vital health care services.“I have worked closely with others in order to get these projects progressed to today’s stage. Funding for health centres is solid and worthwhile investments in health care and today’s confirmation is good news for Dunfanaghy, Burtonport and Donegal Town,” concluded Pat the Cope.Progress being made on three Health Centres was last modified: March 16th, 2018 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:donegalhealth centreslast_img read more

Massey Ferguson Introduces 4700 Series Utility Tractors

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Utility-class standout designed with weight, power and lift capacity to handle heavier, larger implements and tough conditions.Massey Ferguson, a global brand of AGCO Corporation will introduce North American producers to the highly anticipated and all-new 4700 Series heavy-duty utility tractors during the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show. The 4700 Series tractors stand out within the utility tractor market because they are designed with the weight, power, durability, and lift capacity to manage heavier, larger implements, draft work and other tough, demanding jobs.“Producers have been waiting for a real tractor of this size, with this kind of performance, for a long time,” says Warren Morris, tactical marketing manager, Under 140 HP Tractors. “Many are looking for a new tractor in this horsepower range to use for more traditional field work and one that offers the pulling power and lift capacity they need for a reasonable price. The 4700 Series fills that need and delivers on Massey Ferguson’s world-wide reputation for power, endurance, value and ease of use.”Three introductory models of this Tier 4 Final Series are the 4708 (80 HP), 4709 (90 HP) and 4710 (100 HP) open-station, 2WD and 4WD configurations. The 4700 Classic was developed for stability, versatility and operator comfort, offering a standard 8 x 8 or 12 x 12 Synchro-shuttle transmission. All Deluxe Edition models are equipped with a 12 x 12 Power-shuttle transmission plus other features to increase productivity. Cab models will be introduced soon.First to deliver on global visionThe 4700 Series is part of a larger global vision and the first in a new generation of modern, common-platform tractors that will include 4700, 5700 and 6700 Series utility tractors ranging from 70 to 130 HP. These tractors will be manufactured in AGCO’s state-of-the-art factory in Changzhou, China, which leverages 168 years of Massey Ferguson production experience with a module-oriented manufacturing approach that standardizes components, lowers costs and improves product quality and performance. Each Series will be marketed worldwide and is designed to perform in the most demanding environments. Extensive endurance trials and more than 50,000 hours of testing have been done to ensure they deliver the lasting value and performance synonymous with the Massey Ferguson brand.New Tier 4 Final diesel engineThe 4700 will be powered by a 3.3L, three-cylinder, AGCO Power™, Tier 4 Final emissions compliant engine specifically designed for North America. The turbocharged diesel engine has many proven technologies for ensuring power and performance while meeting emissions requirements.The engine features four valves per cylinder to improve air flow and enhance the fuel/air mixture. A high pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel injection system delivers fuel to each cylinder at more than 23,000 PSI. Individual overhead injectors use the high pressure to atomize fuel for optimized combustion.A SisuTronic EEM4 engine management system monitors every aspect of the engine’s operation and adjusts fuel flow, injection timing and other functions to deliver outstanding performance with very low fuel consumption. Wet replaceable cylinder liners with mid supports improve engine cooling and keep service costs lower.To deliver clean emissions and lower operating costs, all 4700’s will use a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) system. This means no diesel particulate filter (DPF) nor need to regenerate a DPF, saving, time, fuel, money and needless wear on the engine.Comfort built in from the ground upComfort is built into the 4700 Series from the ground up. Premium radial tires are standard and a 4700 Series exclusive within the utility tractor market, providing superior operator comfort, performance and stability. The innovative construction of the tire produces greater flexibility to absorb shock, impact and bumps better than other tires. This helps reduce wear on the machine and delivers a smoother ride for the operator for less fatigue at the end of a long day.Workhorse right for the jobThe 4700 Series tractors have a low center of gravity, a heavy-duty chassis weighing in at more than 7,000 lbs. and class-leading “full-stroke” 3-point lift capacity of 4,800 lbs. They were built for versatility, with the configurations and features making them right for the job, whether rotary mowing, doing loader work, haying, tilling, operating a grain drill or powering a feed grinder or auger.For increased productivity when doing dairy and livestock work, Deluxe Editions offer industry-leading loader cycle times. The Power shuttle transmission is responsive and its dash-mounted control makes easy electro-hydraulic declutch and directional changes without depressing a clutch pedal. The Comfort Control feature lets the operator adjust how soft or aggressive the transmission engages for direction changes or when starting from a stopped position, which helps improve efficiency and operator comfort during loader work. A fender-mounted 3-point control makes switching 3-point equipment simple and efficient.For hay work, the 4700 Series tractors were designed to match perfectly with Massey Ferguson and Hesston hay equipment, and they are equipped to operate bigger balers and mower conditioners or move larger hay bales compared to other tractors in this class. The radial tires absorb bumps and a spring suspension seat helps deliver ride comfort for less operator fatigue during long days in the seat disc mowing, tedding, raking, baling and hauling.Finally, when stability and implement control is vital, the 4700 easily manages tools such as multi-spindle batwing cutters with confidence. Customers will be able to use larger and heavier duty rotary cutters versus other tractor in its class.For more information about these new Massey Ferguson 4700 Series tractors, contact your local Massey Ferguson dealer or visit masseyferguson.us/products/tractors/.last_img read more