first_imgMutel and doubles partner Polina Ivanova each were automatically selected to the top team after being named to the all-conference first team. QiLi Ma and Amiru Shimoguchi represent UCA on the top team, Phonexay Chitdara and Sarah Jurakova are first-team selections for the Cowgirls, and Dalina Dahlmans and Dani Raygadas are on the team for the Lions. Raygadas is the only automatic selection for earning a spot on the CoSIDA Google Cloud All-District Team. The 2018 Southland Player of the Year excelled this season beyond the court. The junior from Yaroslavl, Russia, has a 3.76 GPA as a business administration major. She held onto this average following a year that saw her land the top athletic accolade with a 10-1 season at the top flight in singles. She also went 10-0 in doubles play at the No. 1 line to earn first team all-conference honors for singles and doubles. Northwestern State, Central Arkansas, McNeese and Southeastern Louisiana each secured two automatic selections on the first team with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi picking up the last spot. Sarah Jurakova* Sr. McNeese Trnava, Slovakia Sports and Wellness Management 3.57 Second Team Polina Ivanova* Sr. Northwestern State Moscow, Russia Business Administration; Accounting 3.67 FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Polina Mutel is the 2018 Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Tuesday with its all-academic teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. The All-Academic teams are voted on by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for All-Academic selection. Nominees who were also named to the All-Conference First Team or CoSIDA Academic All-District team are automatically named Southland All-Academic. Marli Van Heerden Jr. Central Arkansas George, South Africa Accounting 3.84 Phonexay Chitdara* So. McNeese Belgium Business Administration 3.47 Marli Van Heerden tallied a second-team selection for UCA with a 3.84 GPA in accounting, and NSU’s Judit Castillo registered the final spot on the teams with a 3.94 GPA in health and exercise science. ^Student-Athlete of the Year*-Automatic Selection2-Two-Time All-Academic Selection3-Three-Time All-Academic Selection 2018 Southland Women’s Tennis All-Academic TeamsStudent-Athlete of the Year: Polina Mutel, Northwestern StateFirst Team Dany Raygadas* Sr. Southeastern La. Queretaro, Mexico Computer Science 4.00 QiLi Ma*2 Jr. Central Arkansas Tainan, Taiwan Psychology 3.73 Polina Mutel^* Jr. Northwestern State Yaroslavl, Russia Business Administration 3.76 Judit Castillo So. Northwestern State Teruel, Spain Health and Exercise Science 3.94 Hannah Brett of McNeese earned her third all-academic selection, a 4.00 GPA holder in sports and wellness management. Sam Houston State’s Fabienne Gettwart was voted to the second team with a 3.73 GPA in marketing and economics. Marina Vicens Miquel*2 Jr. A&M-Corpus Christi Port de Pollenca, Mallorca, Spain Computer Science 3.92 Fabienne Gettwart Sr. Sam Houston State Dreiech, Hessen, Germany Marketing/Economics 3.73 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. Amiru Shimoguchi* Sr. Central Arkansas Yokahoma-shi, Japan Dalina Dahlmans* Sr. Southeastern La. Selfkant Hillensberg, Germany Psychology 3.78 Hannah Brett3 Sr. McNeese Wokingham, Berkshire Sports and Wellness Management 4.00 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Marina Vicens Miquel is the lone Islander on the all-academic teams.last_img read more


first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Mac Tallo was picked 10th by TNT in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMac Tallo will be the first to admit that entering the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft was nothing short of a leap of faith.Coming off a stellar run with Southwestern University in Cebu, the 23-year-old could not sustain his groove when he took his act in the PBA D-League, posting pedestrian numbers in the lone conference he played in with Racal.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES MMA fighter after collapse: ‘I died tonight in the cage’ “I’m excited because all of us there are Visayans,” Tallo said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson But little did he know that his skillset alone will be his ticket on his way to being drafted by TNT as the 10th overall selection.“The risk was worth it,” Tallo shared in Filipino. “I didn’t expect to be picked in the first round. I was just praying that I get drafted. I felt I’ll end up in the second round, but when my name was called, I couldn’t believe it. I’m really happy that I made my dreams come true.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt may be a shocking pick for many but KaTropa coach Nash Racela said Tallo has always been high on their list as the team looks to reinforce their guard rotation and find another playmaker.“Ever since when we draft, we always look into consideration someone who could back up for Jayson Castro. So the process has been continuous for us,” he said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Racela also joked that the surprise selection did seem like an “unconventional move” for them, taking a swipe at Kia’s unique style.But he made it clear that the TNT brass liked Tallo’s qualities dating back to his days in CESAFI.“People were expecting somebody else, but we saw a lot of potential in him. We followed him since his days in Cebu. We liked his point guard qualities, and I think that’s something that we could develop more when he stays with TNT,” Racela said.Tallo knows the things TNT needs from him, and he’s looking forward to linking up with the team’s veterans, with Castro and Ryan Reyes set to serve his mentors.But more than anything, what the 6-foot guard relishes the most will be his chance to reunite with his fellow Cebuanos Roger Pogoy and Alfrancis Tamsi.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles10:19Tropical Storm Ursula slightly accelerates06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more


first_imgDr. Wesseh: “No room for unethical practices.”New Medical Director Warns StaffThe Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Bushrod Island saw a transition in its administrative structure on January 19 when Dr. Paul Wesseh took over from Dr. Mohammed Sankoh as Medical Director.The turnover ceremony attended by a host of medical officials including representatives of the Ministry of Health left Dr. Wesseh with no other words of advice to nurses but to state emphatically that he would go strictly by ethical rules for medical practitioners without compromise.Beginning with words of commendation for a few workers for their dedicated services to the hospital, Dr. Wesseh said: “We have to establish a client-based service that will be bi-dimensional.”He explained the ‘bi-dimensional’ philosophy as a situation whereby nurses and other medical practitioners do not only prescribe medication for a patient but administer it to them under compassionate care.Redemption is among several hospitals in Monrovia that have been publicly criticized for poor work attitude of nurses and other health workers. Abandoning and insulting patients, demand for money above patient’s life, and nurses giving attention to social media and nail-trimming during work have been some malpractices recorded by the Liberian Nurses Association (LibNA) in post-conflict Liberia.LibNA reports delivered during the celebration of International Nurses Day in 2010-2011, observed how many Liberian nurses have been inattentive to patients, but engage in personal activities contrary to ethics and good work habits. The report spoke of many hospitals and clinics in the constant habit of rejecting patients including emergency cases if money charged is not paid immediately.Noting that the Redemption Hospital nurses are  not exempt, Dr. Wesseh, in his acceptance remarks, said such behaviors will not be condoned at the hospital, emphasizing that “unethical” behavior will not be permitted in his administration. He promised to ensure that reports of any such acts will be fully investigated and the appropriate punitive measures taken to serve as deterrence to others.He added that if they as administrators are given the power to hire and fire workers, the fight against unprofessional conduct in the medical profession will diminish at Redemption.He admonished physicians and specialists to avoid pride and coercive leadership styles and work with their subordinates, so that the subordinates will respect them.Redemption Hospital is a public health facility intended to provide free medical services to patients. It was forced to shut down in September 2014, when about 112 persons died there from Ebola.With the help of the International Committee of Red Cross, Medicine Sans Frontier, and other partners, it reopened in 2015, and has become the host center of research for the Ebola vaccine.Considering its background as a facility relying on government for financial support, Dr. Wesseh said for two fiscal periods now there has been no allotment to the hospital, which is hindering its operation. He also promised that if he receives support from stakeholders, he will establish a database that will monitor and accurately record the consumption rate of fuel as well as the quantity of fuel consumed by the generator, possibly one of the major costs of the hospital.He extolled Dr. Sankoh for the three-month orientation provided him, and Health  Minister Bernice Dahn  for allowing him to work at several health facilities, among which are the Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center, the Jackson Fiah Doe Memorial Hospital, the Ganta United Methodist Hospital, where he stayed and established the Newman Clinic in Ganta, all in Nimba County.While Dr. Wesseh cautioned workers to be ethically conscious, Dr. Sankoh said that the present cooperation between workers at the hospital has brought transformation in the work habits of employees.The Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Francis Kateh, urged workers especially supervisors to put aside sentiments of superiority to provide selfless services in line with the oath they took as doctors and nurses.Dr. Kateh called on supervisors or heads to at times play the roles of their subordinates showing leadership by example.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgPablo Paul Joseph, 30, of Lot 84 Breda Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, was on Friday released on $100,000 bail by Senior Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. He was slapped with two counts of fraud.The court heard that on May 14, 2018, while at Camp Street, Georgetown with intent to defraud, he uttered two forged certificate of vehicle registration for a vehicle bearing registration number (PLL 7715) in favour of Isha Killkenny, proposing to show that same was issued by the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).Facts presented to the court revealed that on the day in question, GRA Clerk Shirmattie Arjune was attending to Joseph when she was given the illegitimate documents.Upon checking same, the Clerk noticed that the said vehicle was not registered to Killkenny, but to Lilian Akeung of Lot 117 Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt Gardens.Upon checking the system to authenticate the certificate, the registration and chassis numbers corresponded with vehicle number PRR 6691, a vehicle registered to Yvotte Fiedkou of Lot 221 First Avenue, La Parfaite Harmonie West Bank Demerara.The vehicle was allegedly stolen in 2014. However, Joseph was also accused of fraudulently imitating the identification mark on motor vehicle PLL 7715 on May 17, 2018.Joseph denied both charges after it was read to him. The matter was adjourned until June 8.last_img read more


first_imgDenial of airfares for hinterland students“In everything, there are issues. If you do not make early request, it might take a few days before you could overcome them but they are being eventually supported.”Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney AllicockRegion One Chairman, Brentnol AshleyThose were the words of the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock, who was at the time responding to questions with regards to students in Georgetown being denied their airfares to return home in the hinterland locations.According to Allicock, “If whoever is dealing with them don’t give us advance notice it takes time to do the paperwork to get the monies and the time, who is going where and that sort of thing. So it’s not like one area they are going to, it’s many areas so you have to look for opportunities on which flight, which bus, or which transport, these things are normally taken care of”.On Friday it was reported that several hinterland students are being denied their airfares to return home. This was revealed by the Region One (Barima-Waini) Chairman, Brentnol Ashley.The Chairman explained that students desirous of studying on the coastland would take the opportunity of pursuing courses in the capital city and then return to serve their community for two years.It is a framework that was established to provide tertiary education since these services are non-existent in the region.“We would have established a scholarship programme. It would have been in existence for years in which persons who are employed with the RDC would apply because there is no access to tertiary education. They would apply to attend University of Guyana, the Guyana School of Agriculture and other agencies and the region would allow them to continue studying and upon completion, they are obligated by way of those conditions to return and serve the region for a period of two years,” he told this publication.During their scholarships, transportation is provided two times annually to visit their relatives; in the 2019 budget, adequate resources were allocated for such to be done. However, the Regional Executive Officer (REO) has reportedly denied the travel allowance, maintaining that such is not prescribed in the contracts.Ashley explained, “The region would have put together a contract which is in keeping with the contract that they normally sign with the Department of Public Service. In that regional contract would have guided with conditions that they will be paid their salaries and providing an air ticket for two times a year so that they can be with their families. Now, even though we would have budgeted for that to happen and the resources are provided, the REO has stopped that, saying that this contact does not speak about providing transportation or their air ticket.”This move has left several students stranded in the city – a move which will affect the human resource capacity in their villages significantly.The Chairman contended, “This is the hinterland. It is not the coastland where you can easily get into a bus or taxi to get to where you need to go and it is costly. It is a clear indication that the REO isn’t respecting the decision of the RDC. He is making unilateral decisions without consulting the legally elected Council”.last_img read more


first_imgThe event is a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society and specifically the money goes towards children’s cancer research and to send families dealing with childhood cancer to Camp Goodtimes.To help raise funds for the event, the RCMP are holding two fundraising events.  The first is on Saturday July 16 at the Canadian Tire.  RCMP members will be running a dunk tank and BBQ.  Members from the detachment will take turns in the hot seat during the fundraising event.- Advertisement -Then on Wednesday July 20, the 2011 Jail and Bail will take place at Lakeview Credit Union.  Local residents can submit warrants for the arrest of other Dawson Creek residents who will have to raise funds for the jail and bail before they are released.If you’d like to send someone to jail, contact the Detachment at 250-784-3700.last_img read more


first_imgReds boss Jurgen Klopp has remained determined to sign Van Dijk as he tries to shore up a leaky defence that has fatally damaged Liverpool’s Premier League title ambitions.“Delighted and honoured to have agreed to become a Liverpool FC player,” Van Dijk wrote on Twitter, alongside a photo of him with a Liverpool shirt.“Today is a proud day for me and my family as I join one of the biggest clubs in world football.“I can’t wait to pull on the famous red shirt for the first time in front of the Kop and will give everything I have to try and help this great club achieve something special in the years to come.”Although Chelsea and Manchester City were said to be interested in Van Dijk, Klopp has finally got his man on weekly wages of £180,000.“Liverpool Football Club can confirm they have reached an agreement with Southampton for the transfer of Virgil van Dijk,” a statement on the club’s website said.“The Reds have agreed a deal with the south coast club, and the player himself, that will see the 26-year-old defender move to Anfield when the transfer window re-opens on January 1, 2018.”The previous world record transfer for a defender was the £54 million Manchester City paid Tottenham for England right-back Kyle Walker in the close season.Saints confirmed that Liverpool’s offer had shattered the record, but didn’t reveal the exact fee.“Southampton have agreed a fee that will set a new world-record for a defender. The club wishes Virgil well in his future when the deal is completed on January 1st 2018,” a statement read.A fee of £75 million would also be level with Romelu Lukaku as the second most expensive transfer in Premier League history, behind only Manchester United’s £90 million purchase of Paul Pogba.Van Dijk, who moved to Southampton from Celtic in 2015, was left out at the start of the season by new Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino after having a transfer request rejected.The 26-year-old returned to the team but with speculation mounting about a January move, he was dropped for Southampton’s recent matches against Chelsea, Huddersfield and Tottenham.Van Dijk was keen to part ways on good terms, praising Southampton for letting him shine in the Premier League for the first time.“I will always be indebted to the club for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League,” he wrote.“Despite a difficult last few months, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Saints and have made friends for life at the club. Thank you for everything.”Van Dijk’s arrival at Anfield gives Klopp the defensive presence he hopes can transform a Liverpool back four that has conceded 23 goals in 20 league games — more than any of their top-six rivals except Arsenal.Liverpool had offered around £60 million for the defender in the close-season and former Manchester United star Gary Neville questioned whether he will prove worth the extra investment.“It is a lot of money and I’m not even sure he has been playing that well,” Neville told Sky Sports.“What can I say is Liverpool need defenders. They have to pay to get him and that’s the way the market is.”Van Dijk could make his debut in the FA Cup third-round tie against Everton on January 5 after becoming the latest player to move from Southampton to Liverpool.Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren, Nathaniel Clyne and Sadio Mane have all made the same switch in recent years.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is a target for Chelsea and LiverpoolLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Liverpool signed Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk on Wednesday for a reported Sh 10.3bn (£75mn) in a deal that makes him the world’s most expensive defender.Van Dijk has been linked with a move to Liverpool for several months and the Anfield club were forced to issue an apology after an alleged illegal approach for the Netherlands international earlier this year.last_img read more


first_img0Shares0000Jamie Vardy rescued an instantly forgettable match with his acrobatic celebration after scoring the only goal in Leicester’s win over Everton © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – Jamie Vardy rescued a dire match with an eye-catching celebration as his goal secured Leicester City a 1-0 win away at Everton in their New Year’s day Premier League fixture on Tuesday.The 31-year-old showed remarkable agility after scoring in the 58th minute for a result that sees The Foxes move into seventh, seven points adrift of Arsenal who occupy the Europa League fifth-placed spot. Vardy has been rumoured to have strained relations with Leicester manager Claude Puel and was taken off in the defeat by Cardiff last Saturday and said the acrobatic display had not been a spontaneous one.“I have had it in my locker for a while,” he told Sky Sports.“I saved it for a special occasion, what better one than New Years Day. New year, new me.”Despite the rumours surrounding their relations Vardy has been the most effective goalscorer since Puel took over in October 2017 taking his Premier League tally to 22, double the number of the next highest Foxes scorer.Whilst Leicester have found a rich vein of form — this was their third win in four matches with the other two the prized scalps of Manchester City and Chelsea — Everton are going in the opposite direction.Hopes that Portuguese manager Marco Silva would lead to a revival and a genuine challenge for European football have foundered of late with four defeats in their last five Premier League matches.Silva, whose side are 10th, 11 points adrift of Arsenal, admitted their performance fell well short of what he or the fans desired.“Disappointing result, poor performance to be honest,” he told Sky Sports.“In this moment we have to be honest and look clear at the game.“Poor performance since the first minute.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgGardai investigating the death of a man in a hit and run in Bundoran have seized a car.The car is being examined to see if it was the car which struck Alan McSherry around 5am yesterday morningIt has still not been made known if any arrests have been made Mr McSherry, 48, was walking home when he was struck by a vehicle.Mr McSherry, who is originally form Liverpool, had phoned his wife Jo just minutes before he was killed.It was Mrs McSherry who found her husband dead at the side of the road in a quiet residential area.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison has appealed to the driver to come forward.  GARDA SEIZE CAR AS SEARCH FOR HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER CONTINUES was last modified: August 26th, 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:Bundoran hit and runcar seizedlast_img read more


first_imgThe Connect Live conference which was the main event of the Connect Mental Health Awareness programme was held in Ballyshannon on Saturday last.The event a huge success with over 300 people attending with many expressing the view that it was the best and most informative health conference ever held in the North West. The first keynote address was given by legendary Armagh footballer Oisin McConville who spoke very candidly about his own struggles with gambling addictionCindy O’Connor, Chief Clinical Officer, spoke of the work of Pieta House and gave an information session which was invaluable to anyone who may come across someone who is feeling Suicidal or self-harming.Managing Anxiety in Daily Life was a hugely popular given by Enda Murphy who is one of the best known Psychotherapists in Ireland.Niall Breslin, known as Bressie, gave an inspirational talk on his own battles with depression and his vision on building a more resilient Ireland into the future. John Hayes, Chief Officer with the HSE who attended the event was very impressed about the programme and the difference it would make with peoples lives.Ciaran McLoone founder of Connect Mental Health believes events like this are of great importance in helping to raise awareness of mental health issues and hopes that this initiative will empower the community to improve and maintain each others mental health and wellbeing. Are you, or someone you know, in crisis now and need someone to talk to? visit http://www.connectmentalhealth.ie/local-services/ for a list of service providers who can help you.DDTV: BRESSIE AND GAA STAR McCONVILLE INSPIRE AT MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE was last modified: October 12th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more