No. 7 NSU Escapes Elimination, Win 4-3 Over No. 6 ACU

first_imgAbilene Christian’s right-handed pitcher Hannah Null gave up her first of the game in the fourth inning when Julie Rawls ripped a single to right field for the Lady Demons. She tossed a complete game with seven strikeouts and five hits.Micaela Bouvier earned the win on a six-inning, four hit effort. She recorded seven strikes before teammate Mikayla Brown finished the game and tallied a save. Tournament Central | Box ScoreLAKE CHARLES, La. – No. 7 Northwestern State just hung on 4-3 for the win over No. 6 Abilene Christian in game two of the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La.The Lady Demons advance to the second round of the tournament to face No. 3 McNeese at 6:30 p.m. CT tonight. The winner will play No. 2 Stephen F. Austin at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow while the other will face an elimination game Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.It all came down to the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded and two outs for Abilene Christian, down by just one run. Allyson Bishop was at the plate with a 2-2 count and sent a hard line drive that a diving Toni Herbert secured to give Northwestern State the win. The Lady Demons picked up the win behind a big sixth inning that saw them drive in all their runs. The Lady Demons got on the board when left fielder Kaitlyn St. Clair sent a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score second baseman Cayla Jones. Designated player Codi Vernace then singled to centerfield to score Elise Vincent before first baseman Hayley Barbazon cracked a homer to right field off the McNeese “intimidator” to extend the NSU lead to 4-1.center_img NSU had an early scare in the bottom of the third, forcing ACU’s second baseman Holly Neese to fly out to right field to end the frame leaving the bases loaded. In the next inning, catcher Kayla Keeling smacked the left-field pole on the second pitch of the frame to put the Wildcats ahead 1-0.last_img read more

Gov’t Turns ‘Ministerial Complex Site’ into Ebola Treatment Center…But

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The once selected site for the construction of a government perceived US$60 million ministerial complex has now been turned into a treatment center for Ebola patients, Information Minister Lewis Brown has confirmed. Minister Brown, who made the disclosure few days ago, indicated that the site for the ministerial complex and three other locations are being cleared for the construction of additional treatment centers across the country.According to him, the exercise is to create additional spaces and to further decongest the overcrowded ELWA, JFK and Redemption Ebola treatment centers as caseloads from the outbreak have worsened in recent week, with Montserrado and Lofa being the worst hit.Up to press time late yesterday, the area around the Congo Town ministerial site near the ‘Peace Island’ Community was being bulldozed for the purpose of constructing one of the centers.But residents of the ‘Peace Island’ or the “540” community have expressed fear for their lives should the treatment center be constructed near their area. Pastor Moses Womleh of the Beersheda Ministry said he wants members of his congregation and other residents to form part of the sensitization, while the construction goes on.“Due to the severity of the deadly Ebola virus disease, we as a church want to join government in the fight against the disease since our people are dying in their numbers,” Pastor Womleh told the government. Peter Kogar is one of the ‘prominent’ residents of the ‘Peace Island.’ He told the Daily Observer that government was not applying the right mechanisms for the fight against the EVD.According to him, these misapplications by the government are some of the reasons for the upsurge in the spread of the disease.As such, Mr. Korgar wants government to relocate the treatment center from the “540” vicinity to another area on the outskirts of Monrovia.   Quoting a year-old census report of the ‘Peace Island’ community, Mr. Korgar recalls the total of 260,000 houses with over 38,000 residents. With that number of residents, he, too, expressed fear for the future survival of the residents since Ebola to date has no cure.US$60 million Ministerial Complex ProjectIn the presence of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, along with a few top officials of her government on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the government signed an agreement with the People’s Republic of China for the construction of a ministerial complex. The agreement was for the construction of the US$60m complex, which would have by now been hosting at least ten ministries and agencies should. The then Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhao Jianhua, said the signing was the result of a request by President Sirleaf to his (Chinese) government and would be a lasting symbol of the friendship between Liberia and China.The ministerial complex, the second largest construction which would have been undertaken by the Chinese in Africa, was to be the next in size to the headquarters of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “It  would have also closed the chapter on the inconvenience suffered by the government as a tenant, as well as open a new chapter on the respectability and cost-saving of being a landlord,” Foreign Minister, Augustine K. Ngafuan declared during the impressive  September 11, 2012 signing ceremony in Monrovia.After searching for suitable site for the construction of the complex, the government finally selected the “540” courtyard and subsequently fenced the entire facility.Due to unexplained delay to implement the project, the government now selected that same “540” spot for the construction of an Ebola treatment center amidst residents’ outcry.last_img read more

Region 2 Chairman decries continued blackouts

first_imgAs the country’s students prepare for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE), Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) Devanand Ramdatt is complaining that blackouts continue to adversely affect residents, particularly these students.The Regional Chairman made this statement to Guyana Times on Thursday.He said that despite several complaints being reported in the media about the Guyana Power and Light Inc’s failure to provide the necessary advisories, which it committed to provide, it was still not being done.Region Two Chairman Devanand RamdattRamdatt explained that a recent article in this publication prompted the power company to make contact with the Region. He noted that a meeting between the two parties was promised by GPL; however, no official date was given.The Regional Chairman explained that blackouts continued to plague the Region, citing as an example the fact that just on Wednesday during an executive meeting, the Region experienced about three blackouts within a very short time frame, and that too without any notice.He said that the Region received a notice that there would be a power outage on Tuesday, but nothing for Wednesday.With the secondary exams soon approaching, Chairman Ramdatt said, “We cannot have our children write exams under these conditions, especially the Information Technology exam.”Just recently, Ramdatt told this newspaper that the power company had made a commitment to inform residents of the Region about power outages via text message and local media (RCA TV), before the power failures, but this has not been honoured. However, GPL has refuted his claim, saying residents were being informed.The Chairman informed that during a special meeting regional officials had with the utility’s executives back in June 2017, GPL gave its word to send out advisories of power outages, but within a mere few months, the power company started “slacking off”.In a much frustrated tone, the Regional Chairman stated that the past month has been the most difficult for residents in Region Two.Ramdatt said he could provide all the dates that GPL sent out advisories.He explained that an email from Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, dated July 9, 2017, stated, ‘“I will ask GPL to provide advance notice on any load-shedding activities; on the long term, a new set for Anna Regina has been procured already, it is expected to be on site by October. However, we have to complete ground works and other infrastructure issues before we can connect it and have it in full service; it is anticipated all to be completed by November.”’“We are now in April 2018 and the Region is still suffering from constant blackouts which is causing disruption to all GTT landline phones, GWI water flow and Internet service, just to name a few,” the Region Two Regional Democratic Council (RDC) said in a statement.As such, the RDC added, residents, especially the business community, are calling on the Government and GPL to speed up the process at the Anna Regina Power Plant and bring some relief to the Region.last_img read more

Arsenal stars fend off armed robbers in car chase

first_imgIn footage circulating on social media, the Bosnia defender is seen jumping out of the vehicle and confronting two aggressors who turned up on a motorbike.Former Germany midfielder Ozil, who was driving, was inside the car along with his newlywed wife Amine Gulse, a former Miss Turkey.The incident happened in broad daylight in a plush part of north London on Thursday.Kolasinac confronted a first aggressor, who appeared to be brandishing a metal weapon, on the passenger side of the vehicle, then approached another similarly-armed attacker in a motorbike helmet who came around the back, the footage showed.Their vehicle was then chased for about a mile through the city as they fled to a Turkish restaurant where they are regulars.– Bricks thrown –Yasmin Tahsiner, who co-owns the restaurant, said the two attackers threw bricks at the car and tried to break the windscreen.“They came in and stopped in front of the restaurant and then when we saw them, we didn’t understand at first what’s going on, and we called the police,” Tahsiner told AFP.“The police came 10 to 15 minutes later.”She said the attackers were swinging a metal weapon rather than a knife.“They were wearing black, in hot days, all being covered, escape masks,” she said.Thursday was the hottest July day on record in Britain, with temperatures hitting 38.1 degrees Celsius (100.6 degrees Fahrenheit).“When we see them, they’re fine, we be ‘oh, thank God’, and then obviously we panicked. Why it happened, who is that? This is… something else, it can be worse, and we were worried.”Kolasinac (R) and Ozil (L) are not the first footballers to be targeted on London’s streets © AFP/File / Roslan RAHMANKolasinac tweeted a picture of the pair, who are childhood friends, wearing club t-shirts, smiling as they walked through a corridor.“Think we’re fine,” he said, accompanied by a fist and a laughing face.Tahsiner said Gulse was left shaken.She and Ozil married in Istanbul in June with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan acting as best man.Financial worker Azuka Alintah, 36, who saw the Arsenal stars outside the Turkish restaurant, told the MailOnline: “Ozil looked absolutely terrified.“He looked like he was running for his life. And I suppose he was. I saw him disappear into the restaurant with the motorcycle guys on his tail,” he said.An Arsenal spokesman said: “We have been in contact with both players and they are fine.”– Police probe –Police confirmed that they had responded to reports of an attempted robbery.“It was reported that suspects on motorbikes had attempted to rob a man who was driving a car,” a spokesman for London’s Metropolitan Police told AFP.“The driver, along with his passenger, managed to get away unharmed and travelled to a restaurant in Golders Green, where they were spoken to by officers. “There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.”The owner of the property outside which the footballers were attacked has said he has been targeted five times in the same area.The man, who chose not to be named, told Britain’s domestic Press Association news agency that he had a knife held to his neck at midday in one incident.“It’s about time the police pulled their finger out,” he said.“The situation has gone too far… it’s out of control.”Arsenal are due to host French club Lyon in a friendly at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.The Gunners’ first competitive match of the season is on August 11 at Newcastle.Arsenal finished fifth in the English Premier League last season, narrowly missing out on a spot in the Champions League.Arsenal manager Unai Emery is expected to rely more heavily on 30-year-old Ozil this season after midfielder Aaron Ramsey left on a free transfer to Juventus.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000One witness said Ozil looked “absolutely terrified” during the incident © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVLondon, United Kingdom, Jul 26 – Arsenal footballers Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil faced down masked and armed attackers who targeted their car and chased them through London.Kolasinac insisted Friday that the English Premier League stars were both fine as police tried to track down the assailants.last_img read more

Chelsea transfer news: Antonio Conte wants Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly

first_img Kalidou Koulibaly in action for Napoli 1 Chelsea are lining up an approach for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly as they aim to revamp their defence under Antonio Conte.The incoming Blues boss is understood to be a fan of the Senegalese international having watching him closely in Serie A.Conte sees the 24-year-old as a long-term replacement to Chelsea captain John Terry.Terry signed a new one-year deal this week but is likely to have to settle for a back-up role next season with Conte keen to bring in another centre-half.According to Sky Sport Italia, Conte has already sounded out Koulibaly’s agent about the opportunity to move to Stamford Bridge this summer and the 46-year-old will make his signing a top priority when he takes over at the club in July.Koulibaly played an integral part in helping Napoli finish second in the league last season to secure a return to the Champions League group stages following a two-year hiatus.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Childcare Centre seeks Team Supervisor

first_imgJob Vacancy: The Niall Mór Childcare Centre in Killybegs, Donegal, is seeking a Childcare Team Supervisor to join their experienced, professional and dynamic team. We are looking for a Team Supervisor to work alongside our management team to ensure the efficient running of our service on a daily basis Monday – Friday.The position will be 35 hours per week on a 6 months contract, to be reviewed, based on funding. All applicants must hold a minimum Level 5 in the Early Years and have previous experience working in a similar role. This is a demanding role, which will require great efficiency and dedication to the position. The ideal candidate will be working very closely with the Manager of the service and will be required to complete tasks in administration, HR and ensuring that curriculums, food safety and relations with parents are all positive and running smoothly.Please forward your C.V in writing to:The Manager,Niall Mór Childcare,Niall Mór Community & Enterprise Centre,KillybegsCo. Donegal.Closing date is 9th March 2018 Job Vacancy: Childcare Centre seeks Team Supervisor was last modified: February 27th, 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:Childcare centreeducationjobKillybegsNiall MórTeam SupervisorVacancylast_img read more

Arsenal among clubs tracking Juventus striker Mandzukic

first_img1 Arsenal, Barcelona and Wolfsburg are keeping tabs on Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.The Croatian only joined the Italian champions last summer from Atletico Madrid after they shelled out £13.6million.However, the 30-year-old’s place in the team is now under threat after Juventus signed Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for £75.3m.Speculation has intensified since that deal that Mandzukic is considering his future and it appears he is not short of options.Indeed, according to Tuttosport, Arsenal, Barcelona and Wolfsburg are all monitoring the forward in case he decides to jump ship.Juventus, however, are keen to keep the Croatia international and are likely to want over £30m for his services. Mario Mandzukic last_img

Four Masters GAA invites you to #LightUpOrange for suicide awareness campaign

first_imgFour Masters GAA club are joining the national emotional wellbeing campaign to #LightUpOrange and spead the message that it’s okay to not feel okay. A spokesperson for the club said; Dear Friend, Your support is vital in shining a light on mental health and emotional wellbeing and raising awareness of our key message:  It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help. The aim of the Light Up Orange Campaign is to engage and mobilise communities to turn Ireland orange, with landmarks, buildings, businesses and homes in every corner of the island lighting up orange at 8pm on Saturday, September 10th , World Suicide Prevention Day. Support from the Irish Diaspora in joining us would make this a global initiative – so light your home, place of work or send a selfie #LightUpOrange  to us using Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  Facebook: Find us on Facebook –Let’s Go Orange for World Suicide Prevention Day  (@letsgoorangeforworldsuicidepreventionday)Please send us a brief message through Facebook Messenger, containing the relevant images and some details about your location. We will then share your images to the front of this page. Similarly, a selection of images will also be shared to our main Facebook page, bringing news of your participation in Light Up Orange Event to our 41, 000 followers.Twitter:Please share your images on Twitter, and tag our page, @CASuicide . Use the hashtags #LightUpOrange and #CASuicide800 to get Light Up Orange trending on Twitter. We will retweet messages and share images, spreading the message to our 12.6 thousand followers.Instagram:  Please share your images on Instagram, and tag our page, Cycle Against Suicide . Use the hashtags #LightUpOrange and #CASuicide800. This particular social media outlet is very powerful in engaging young people, and so can hugely important in spreading the Cycle Against Suicide message to this key demographic.Aside from the above, please feel free to e-mail images, with a brief explanatory note through to jennyomeara@cycleagainstsuicide.comPlease put the reference Light Up Orange in the subject bar.  Again many thanks for support of this initiative.Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland. Four Masters GAA invites you to #LightUpOrange for suicide awareness campaign was last modified: September 6th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:#lightuporangeemotional wellbeingfour masters gaaNotessuicide awarenesslast_img read more

Gladstone 14, Workman 12

first_img Gladstone quarterback Omar Lopez found open receivers for big gains on multiple passes throughout the game. More than half of his completed passes were for 10 yards or more. Lopez finished with over 100 yards passing and 50 yards rushing. The Gladiators offense was effective on the ground as well. Backs Willie Guzman and Philip Nemcek were able to convert crucial short- yardage carries late in the game to run out most of the clock. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Late fumbles by Lopez and Nemcek almost cost the Gladiators the game, but the Lobos were unable to capitalize. — Daniel Gutierrez center_img LA PUENTE — The Gladstone High School football team held on for a narrow victory at Workman High School on Friday. The Gladiators’ defense managed to keep the Lobos’ offense under control in the fourth quarter as Lobos’ quarterback Alex Silva was rushed out of the pocket and forced to make some bad passes. The running game, however, kept hope alive for Workman. Running back Maron Decamara proved effective as he was the main force behind Workman’s final drive. last_img read more


first_imgControversial Donegal chef Conrad Gallagher has found himself in the middle of a lawsuit taken by staff of a restaurant he was involved in.Conrad GallagherThe Letterkenny-born businessman is named in court documents by former staff at the Purple Fig restaurant in New York.Gallagher, 42, and others are being sued under labour laws that cover the treatment of workers. But former Michelin star chef Conrad said he is not facing a legal battle.“There is no lawsuit being filed against me. I was only a consultant for that restaurant, and was never an owner or director.“I went in, set it up and left again,” he said.Gallagher has enjoyed a colourful past including a stint in a New York prison as well as being declared bankrupt after a number of business deals went sour. But he has managed to bounce back yet again and is now running Vanity Catering and Events in California.The on-line catering company promises high-end food at the right price.  CHEF CONRAD GALLAGHER NAMED IN NEW LAWSUIT was last modified: December 16th, 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:Conrad GallagherlawsuitletterkennyPurple Figlast_img read more