• Sam Houston State’s Oramas Tabbed Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

    first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Jenniffer Oramas is the Southland Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.Oramas rounded out an impressive opening week of play, averaging 15.5 points, 6.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds to lead the Bearkats (2-0) to a pair of wins. The senior shot 40.7% from the field and notched a game-high 19 points in the season opener against Howard Payne. Sam Houston State is back in action Thursday on the road against Texas Tech at 6 p.m. CT.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Jenniffer Oramas, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Guard – Pembroke Pines, Fla.Oramas turned in a stellar opening week to push the Bearkats to a 2-0 start for the first time since the 2011-12 season. The senior guard averaged 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game in wins over Howard Payne and Louisiana. She led all players with 19 points in the season-opening win over HPU, adding in six assists and four steals.Oramas then followed up with 37 key minutes against a talented Ragin’ Cajuns squad, hitting critical free throws down the stretch to help ward off UL. She finished with 12 points, seven assists and seven rebounds against Louisiana, falling one rebound shy of a career-high mark.Honorable Mention: Anna McLeod, Abilene Christian; Amber Vidal, Lamar; Aiyana Johnson, Stephen F. Austin.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 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

  • Varane, pending renewal

    first_img5 Madrid, in this sense, handles the times very well. You haven’t even made the first call yet, but there is margin and confidence both in the relationship with Varane and in that his contractual status is not critical, although no one escapes that a year ago there was a danger of goodbye. In April, the PSG started its machinery for the ‘5’ and, Although it did not transpire, Manchester United also starred in a score. Varane considered leaving the Bernabéu, where he had won everything and where he had arrived eight years earlier. At the club it was learned then that the problem was not going to be money, so the renovation was not discussed, but The Gallic was more moved by the idea of, as it is said now, leaving his comfort zone, prove yourself, world champion with France as it was, in another adventure.The main reasons why the situation was redirected were two. The first and heaviest, the catastrophic season of Madrid. Impossible the League and eliminated in the semifinals of the Cup and eighth of the Champions, by surprise against Ajax, Varane, fourth captain, He preferred not to leave at the lowest moment since his signing. And to this contributed the return of Zidane, the one in charge of recommending Florentino when he was beginning to emerge at Lens, closing his purchase in 2011 for 10 million more bonuses that were surprising then and today sound like a bargain.The scenario, at this point, is different. It does not have the appearance of Sergio Ramos (34), with whom there may be more friction due to age and difference in claims, But due to the situation of the ‘4’ and Nacho or the poor performance of Militao it is a task that should not be neglected. In Europe, seeing the possibility of reinforcing themselves with a first-class defender, 29 years old and free, they would soon draw up a plan to get Varane.A complete recordIn nine seasons wearing the white T-shirt Varane has covered its windows: four Champions, two League titles, a Copa del Rey, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups and three others from Spain. An extraordinary record that crowned with the World Cup that he conquered with the French team in 2018 in Russia.center_img Varane turned 27 years old yesterday in one of his best seasons as a Real Madrid player. He has avoided injuries, his main stumbling block, and his performance has been more than remarkable: 3,000 minutes (third in the squad), four goals (equaling his maximum, from 2016-17) and one assist. After the turbulent final of 2018-19 due to the interest of PSG, he decided to continue in Madrid and even the break showed that what happened did not affect him. But the next few months will be important: contract ends in 2022 and, as AS has learned, there have been no movements for its renewal.The Frenchman is heading to a crucial phase to realize his future. For players who end their membership in two years, the talk period for an extension should start soon. The coronavirus conditions any plan, but if the matter is not settled and the end of 2020 is near, it would enter swampy terrain. Clubs and agents consider that a footballer who faces the last 18 months of a contract without an agreement has the pan by the handle in the negotiation, with the ‘threat’ of an exit at zero cost.last_img read more

  • Lennon are female champions again … Beat XLCR on penalties to retain title

    first_img BETTER PLAY Lennon High School defeated Excelsior High 2-0 on penalty kicks in the ISSA Schoolgirl football final at Prison Oval yesterday, to win their seventh championship and their second in succession. After battling to a 0-0 regulation and extra-time scoreline, Renae Gordon and captain Petakaye Green converted from the spot for the Clarendon-based school, while Excelsior missed all their four kicks. Lennon had to go through extra-time and penalties in the semi-finals against Denham Town on Tuesday and although they had to do it all over again coach Sherlon Lennon, said they were well prepared. “We got most of the chances in regular time, but we didn’t finish off the game and we had to go to penalties but we were well prepared for it, and winning the title and bringing it back to the community is a wonderful feeling,” he said. Lennon had the better play for most of the game with Gordon, Shanesia Smith, Judian Jones and Christine Graham putting the Xavier Gilbert-coached team on the defensive for most of the regular time, but lacked the quality to get the job done. Excelsior were not totally outplayed and did have their moments. They relied heavily on the presence of Tarania Clarke and her deliveries from set-pieces. For losing coach Gilbert, his team exceeded his expectations this season. “The girls were every disappointed they didn’t win, but I am proud of them, we did not expect to reach this far. We did not execute well (penalties) but their legs were tired and I don’t know if played a part,” he said.last_img read more

  • New Deputy Foreign AffairsMinister Takes Office

    first_imgThe newly appointed Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for Administration, Edward M. Eesiah, has assured employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that his administration will work collaboratively with them to achieve the Ministry’s agenda aimed at enhancing government’s foreign policy thrust. Deputy Minister Eesiah, who replaces Dr. Wede Elliott Brownell as Deputy Minister for Administration, stated that if the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to achieve its desired objectives, there must be a smooth working relationship among employees on one hand and the administration and workforce on the other hand. According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry release, the new Deputy Minister gave the assurance on Tuesday, October 11, when he was being formally introduced to the staff by Foreign Affairs Minister Marjon V. Kamara during a general staff meeting. Deputy Minister Eesiah used the occasion to extend gratitude to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for his preferment and assured her that he will deliver to her expectation. For her part, Minister Kamara, after introducing Deputy Minister Eesiah, urged her staff to cooperate with and support Deputy Minister Eesiah to achieve the objectives of the Ministry. Minister Kamara also noted among other things that the appointment of Mr. Eesiah to the current position is based on his numerous experiences within the public sector, including his immediate past position at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), where he served as Deputy Minister for Administration. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • New legislation likely for Gold Board

    first_imgAt a recent meeting between Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and local gold dealers, it was announced that a new set of legislation is likely to be enacted to facilitate the smooth operation of the Guyana Gold Board. The new legislation, he noted, will benefit both sides of the table.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanProposed amendments to the present legislation include changes to the quantity of gold that may be legally possessed by a person; extension of the period within which a producer may legally possess gold before selling same to the Guyana Gold Board; introduction of a special dealer’s licence to possess, sell, or export gold; the ‘fit and proper’ criterion to be applied to persons seeking to possess this licence; increases in application fees, bonds, fines and penalties; and new regulations related to the acquisition of foreign exchange and the strengthening of the gold trading regime.The discussions were deemed ‘fruitful’. The frank and open discussions made for a good understanding of the challenges and expectations of both the Government of Guyana and the licensed gold dealers.In a release issued by the Natural Resources Ministry, it was pointed out that the eight licensed gold dealers were able to make a number of compromises to ensure that the views and positions of all stakeholders were given due consideration.“Minister Trotman undertook to brief his Cabinet colleague, Minister of Finance Honourable Winston Jordan, on a number of positions the dealers have laid out, with a view to reaching a final position that could see the passage of the proposed amendments in the National Assembly after consultations with the licensed gold dealers,” the release said.The companies represented at that meeting were GBTI Property Holdings, El Dorado Trading, Gold Bar Development and Consulting Inc., Mohamed’s Enterprise, Pure Diamond Inc., Excel Minerals Inc., Dinar Trading and Adamantium Metals.Also present at the meeting were Guyana Gold Board Chairman GHK Lall, Gold Board General Manager Eondrene Thompson, and that entity’s Legal Officer, Stacey Weever.last_img read more

  • Enmore woman allegedly takes own life after arguing with mother

    first_imgA 22-year-old Enmore, East Coast Demerara (ECD) woman allegedly took her own life on Saturday last following a heated argument with her mother, who resides overseas.Dead: Shelly Parsharm SinghThe dead woman was identified as Shelly Parsharm Singh, a mother of one. She was found hanging by family members after 12:00h on the day in question.According to reports, the young woman allegedly received a call from her mother on Saturday, but the conversation turned into an argument.The argument reportedly stemmed from the woman not approving of Singh’s husband. Later that day, relatives discovered the young woman’s body hanging from a rafter in one of the bedrooms in her home.Relatives are, however, crying foul as Singh’s husband was at home at the time of the incident. The matter is being investigated as Police have not ruled out foul play and have indicated that the now dead woman’s husband may be questioned.last_img read more

  • Annual Salvation Army Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Salvation Army is holding its annual traditional Thanksgiving dinner on Friday, October 11th, 2019.Cameron Eggie, the Executive Director of the Salvation Army, shares they are expecting to feed between 150-200 people.The Community Thanksgiving Dinner takes place between 12-2 pm at the Northern Centre of Hope in the community meal centre located at 9824 – 99th Avenue.- Advertisement -All are welcome for a traditional Thanksgiving meal.If you would like to donate, helping with the cost or give your time to serve or clean up, call 250-261-1933.last_img read more


    first_imgTHE WINNER OF OUR ‘FREE YOURSELF FROM SUGAR’ COMPETITION IN ASSOCIATION WITH RAW NUTRITION IS PATRICIA BOYLE FROM GARGRIM, FROSSES, CO DONEGALBased in Donegal Town and Letterkenny, Raw Nutrition Centre also offers a food intolerance test at its two centres.To book an appointment with Niamh or Caitriona all you have to do is private message on Facebook or call on 087 795 1159. They are based in Donegal Town on a Monday.Appointment times are:Monday 9:30am-7pmAppointments for LetterkennyTuesdays 9:00am- 6:00pmWednesday 9:00am-7:30pmThursday 9:00am -6:00pmFriday 9:00am-5:00pmThe Raw Nutrition online programme Free Yourself from Sugar programme is a six week personalised service that will help you curb your sugar cravings and help eliminate refined sugars from your diet.   Caitriona can be contacted at:Raw Nutrition087 795 1159or Click here:https://www.facebook.com/RawLK?ref=hl COMPETITION: AND THE WINNER OF OUR RAW NUTRITION CENTRE PRIZE IS… was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Raw Nutritionlast_img read more

  • Rescued worker in critical state

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A 25-year-old construction worker was hospitalized in critical condition Wednesday after he was trapped under hundreds of pounds of moist soil from a collapsed excavation trench, officials said. The worker was standing in a trench for a new sewer line when the walls collapsed, trapping him with only his head and one shoulder exposed, Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. Dozens of firefighters and rescue team members responded to the 9:55 a.m. incident in the 5300 block of Woodman Avenue, where a two-story home was under construction.last_img read more


    first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has accused the Government of putting politics before people by refusing to disclose the extent of water charges facing Donegal households. The Fianna Fáil TD claims the Government is delaying the announcement on water charge amounts in order to salvage votes in the upcoming local and European elections.“It is disgraceful that Donegal households, who are trying to manage their budgets, are still being left in the dark about the water charges that will kick in from October. This secrecy is completely unnecessary. The only logic for refusing to be upfront with households is that Fine Gael and Labour are afraid it will lose them more votes in May,” said Deputy McConalogue. “This has become about the Government parties trying to save their own skin and avoid having to answer more questions ahead of polling day on May 23rd. Meanwhile, families across Co Donegal are left unable to work out their household budgets.“It’s an added insult to Donegal households who will soon be clocking up charges for a completely inadequate water service. Many communities across this county have been plagued by poor water quality and are regularly subjected to boil water notices. How are they expected to pay hefty charges for this poor service?“Approximately €800 million of taxpayers’ money has been spent on setting up the Government’s new Super Quango Irish Water, paying for exorbitant consultancy fees, staff bonuses and perks, and on installing water meters. Not one cent has been spent on the water system. It’s proof that the Government’s claim about this being all about an improved service is completely bogus.“Far from upgrading our water supply, the entire focus of the Government and Irish Water has been on setting up a corporate entity to charge people. The only thing that Donegal households are getting in return is charges – not any improvement in service. “I am calling on Fine Gael and Labour representatives across Co Donegal to start being upfront with people about the charges that are coming down the line. I am also calling on them to ensure that any significant problems with the local water supply are fixed before people are expected to pay for their water,” said Deputy McConalogue. GOVERNMENT WON’T ANNOUNCE WATER CHARGES UNTIL AFTER ELECTIONS – TD was last modified: April 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalTDwater chargeslast_img read more