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* GAME 13 WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE WINNER OF GAME 9 ALSO WINS GAME 11.^ GAME 14 WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE WINNER OF GAME 10 ALSO WINS GAME 12.# IF ONLY ONE OF THE TWO EARLY GAMES IS NECESSARY ON SATURDAY, IT WILL BE PLAYED AT 1 P.M., WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME STARTING AT 6 P.M. Wednesday, May 23, 20189:00 AM – Game 1 – No. 3 vs. No. 612:00 PM – Game 2 – No. 2 vs. No. 74:00 PM – Game 3 – No. 1 vs. No. 87:00 PM – Game 4 – No. 4 vs. No. 5 The double-elimination tournament, scheduled for May 23-26 in Sugar Land, Texas, will feature the league’s top eight teams and conclude with a winner-take-all championship game May 26 at 6 p.m. CT. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. All games will broadcast on ESPN+. The Southland Conference will host its inaugural home run derby at Constellation Field on the eve of the tournament. The event is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m., featuring one hitter from each of the eight participating teams. Defending tournament champion Sam Houston State currently sits atop the conference standings with an 18-3 Southland record. Southeastern Louisiana is second (17-7) while Central Arkansas and Houston Baptist are tied for third with 13-8 marks. McNeese (14-10), UIW (12-9) and Northwestern State (11-10) are fifth through seventh while Nicholls (9-12) would be the last team in if the season ended today. Thursday, May 24, 20189:00 AM – Game 5 – Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser12:00 PM – Game 6 – Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser4:00 PM – Game 7 – Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner7:00 PM – Game 8 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner All-Session: $60 for adults; $40 for youth ages 6-17 Single-Day: $20 for adults; $12 for youth ages 6-17; ages five and younger are free Student: Free (with valid ID) for students attending Southland Conference institutions (all schools, even those not competing) This year’s tournament marks the tournament’s fifth year in Sugar Land. The 7,500-seat Constellation Field is home to the Sugar Land Skeeters, a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The facility opened in 2012 and was the home of the 2013 and 2015-17 Southland tournaments. The venue is set to serve as the host site through 2019. Saturday, May 26, 20189:00 AM – Game 13 – Game 11 Loser vs. Game 11 Winner*#1:00 PM – Game 14 – Game 12 Loser vs. Game 12 Winner^#6:00 PM – Championship – Game 13 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner+ Friday, May 25, 20189:00 AM – Game 9 – Game 7 Loser vs. Game 5 Winner12:00 PM – Game 10 – Game 8 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner4:00 PM – Game 11 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner7:00 PM – Game 12 – Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner SUGAR LAND, Texas – Tickets for the 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament are on sale now at southland.org/baseball. They are also available by phone at 281-240-4487, and at the TDECU Ticket Office at Constellation Field (1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77498). Tournament ScheduleAll Times Central Ticket Prices
Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Sha’Markus Kennedy, McNeese – Sr. – Forward – Tuscaloosa, Ala.The Southland leader in field-goal percentage (.670) this season, Kennedy connected on 8-of-11 attempts from the field, tied a single-game program record with 10 blocked shots and grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory over the Roos. McNeese concludes non-conference play against Paul Quinn at 7:30 p.m. CT Wednesday before hosting Stephen F. Austin at 3 p.m. Saturday to open up conference action. After McNeese erased a nine-point UMKC lead, Kennedy registered all 10 blocks over the final 14 minutes of the game and turned in eight points and seven rebounds in that span. Honorable Mention: Jordan Hairston, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Kevon Harris, SFA; Avery Sullivan, Lamar. Week Seven Southland Conference Release (PDF) His triple-double effort was the fourth in program history and the ninth by a Division I student-athlete this season. This is Kennedy’s second Player of the Week award for the 2019-20 season. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese forward Sha’Markus Kennedy is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. He recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks in the Cowboys’ (4-6) 82-73 win over UMKC, joining Nicholls’ Andre Jones as the only two Southland student-athletes to post a triple-double this season.
Real Madrid alarm. Eden Hazard He suffers a fissure in the right distal fibula and will be on leave for at least two months. Belgian player he left the pitch limping in the 67th minute of the match against Levante. As soon as he reached the bench, ice was applied to his right ankle. Zidane was clear at the end of the match: “It doesn’t look good about Eden. It’s more than a blow, and also where he has his injury.” This morning, after the relevant medical tests, the bad news has been confirmed with the medical part of Real Madrid: After the tests performed today our player Eden Hazard by the Medical Services of Real Madrid has been diagnosed with a fissure in the right distal fibula. Pending evolution. Goodbye to the City and the ClassicAlthough the estimated recovery time, which could be more than two months, is not established, the Belgian is safe for the first leg against the City (Wednesday, February 26) and the Classic before him Barcelona (Sunday, March 1). The return to the English team is March 17, which would not reach.After being 83 days off for the perimaleolar contusion suffered on his right leg against PSG in the Champions League, Hazard disputed two games, against Celta de Vigo and Levante, showing good physical tone and winning competition pace for a key week in which the Real Madrid is measured at Manchester City and Barcelona.
A youth group named, Youth Organized for the Promotion of Good Governance (YOPGG), has honored Foreign Minister, Augustine Ngafuan, as Minister of the Year for what they described as his pivotal and impactful role during the height of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.The Secretary General of the group, speaking on behalf of his colleagues, noted that the decision honor Minister Ngafuan is in recognition of the pivotal role he played in not just rallying the international community to Liberia’s aid but also because of his strong advocacy for his country and compatriots during the height of the Ebola crisis. SG Williams, presenting the certificate, noted that the Minister was the voice of Liberia in the international community when Liberians were being stigmatized because of the Ebola virus.”When Liberia was so troubled, and most of our friends including some of our African brothers were rejecting us because the Ebola disease had befallen our country, we can recall that Minster Ngafuan was the voice of Liberia in the international community”, Williams said.Reflecting on Minister Ngafuan’s presentation and impact at the recent United Nations General Assembly, Williams recalled, “We remember, Minister Ngafuan particularly at the United Nations General Assembly presenting the case for Liberia, ensuring that millions of dollars in cash, kind and in human capacity came to the rescue of this country.And we can proudly say that his intervention, along with his team at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, into the Liberian situation has played a very key role in our country and remains indelible in the minds of Liberian youth, nurses, doctors, and the health workers”.The organization says it views President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s continuous confidence in the Foreign Minister as an inspiration to the young people.The group held a moment of silence for Liberians, especially young people who lost their lives to the Ebola virus.Minister Ngafuan, in his response, described the day as a great day in his personal life and that of the Foreign Ministry. The Liberian chief diplomat underscored that public servants should proceed with their work without any expectation of an honor, but stressed that when honor comes, it should be appreciated. “To note that you have been evaluating us for the past 12 months and that your judgment is one of commendation, we are grateful. Civil society organizations often condemn officials of government when we do condemnable things. It is good to see you commending an official of government for what you consider commendable deeds”, Minister Ngafuan stated.The Foreign Minister stated that he was dedicating the honor first and foremost to all Liberians whom called the real masters: President Sirleaf, for her leadership and guidance in the Ebola fight and the entire Ministry of Foreign Affairs family whom he described as real giants whose contributions were critical to his success.He also dedicated the honor to the memory of the late Mrs. Sharon Washington, his Administrative Assistant who died during the height of the Ebola crisis: “I dedicate this honor to her memory for her dedicated service to the Ministry and the country for almost 20 years.”He then gave the assurance that the Foreign Ministry will commit itself to working hard to do its part in contributing to the Government’s agenda. “So, you have given us more reasons why we should work for the Liberian people. You have given us a charge for this New Year. You have given us gasoline for our tanks for the New Year.”YOPGG, a peace-building civil society organization, honored the Foreign Minister yesterday at his Foreign Ministry office.The organization was founded in 2010. It speaks out against excesses in the society as Liberia strives to strengthen its democracy and recovery process.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.It’s also the checkbook in your purse, the price tags in the stores, your dreams of a better job or paying off your plastic. Just as vital to the mission, Fox Business has made a good start in promoting optimism. On its first morning, a glowing anchorwoman noted that on the same date – Oct. 15 – back in 1951, a TV institution was born: “I Love Lucy.” Good call. Fox’s new institution-in-the-making could aptly be nicknamed “I Love Business.” This is in shrewd contrast to CNBC, the long-dominant financial network and now Fox’s archrival. At CNBC it’s not about love, but money. CNBC has always opted for an Alpha Male (or Female) style, a jackets-off, boiler-room image of urgency (even with the jackets on). On Fox Business, the style is more that of a chummy, overeager Eyewitness News team. By Frazier Moore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK – Mission accomplished! So far, anyhow. Fox Business Network, which signed on last week, has swiftly gotten down to business with a wide-angle vision of business as more than just playing the market. Many from this friendly family already are known to viewers, including Fox News vets Neil Cavuto, David Asman and Dagen McDowell. There’s also former CNBC star Liz Claman, who last Thursday spent a pleasant hour with folksy uber-investor Warren Buffett in a chat that insistently was touted as newsbreaking. And there’s NBC’s “Today” alumna Alexis Glick who, on the first day, began with a bang from Times Square interviewing a man who does business as the Naked Cowboy. Accessorized only with boots, hat, tighty-whiteys and guitar, he boasted that by Christmas he expected “over one billion dollars accrued.” Glick gamely tried on his cowboy hat. Fox Business also has legitimate reports, and analysts and numbers. But nothing too intense. It’s easy-listening TV. (Also easy on the eyes: Its women manifest a certain high-gloss look its competition wouldn’t dare.) At one point, Fox Business co-anchors showcased an inexpensive gadget that lets you use your phone to make free calls through your computer, while, over on CNBC, the topic at hand was: When, and how, do you fire a CEO? A CNBC anchor pelted a financial expert with wonkish questions about interest rates while Fox Business had a lifestyles-of- the-rich-and-famous interlude with power ties: A fashion expert invited anchor Peter Barnes to swap his red necktie for a blue one that sells for $1,150. Barnes couldn’t resist modeling it. Monday, both networks had plenty to say about Apple’s huge quarterly profit. But Fox Business couldn’t say enough, with correspondent Jenna Lee even posted outside Apple’s Fifth Avenue store, where she cooed about the product line and interviewed satisfied customers. But why not go crazy? Since everybody has an iPod and thinks Apple is cool, viewer interest in the company reaches far beyond people who will ever own its stock. The bottom line difference between the two networks: CNBC transports you, the ordinary viewer, into the business world, while Fox Business, as it promised from the start, brings the business world to you on your couch somewhere off Main Street. It also does its best to reassure you that business is good (in all senses of the phrase). With that in mind, Fox News boss Roger Ailes was baiting the competition months ago. Last February, he told The New York Times he had often seen things on CNBC “where they are not as friendly to corporations and profits as they should be.” As for Team Fox, he added, “We don’t get up every morning thinking business is bad.” Probably not. But Ailes has made a policy of acting as if he thinks his business – the news business – is bad enough. Bad, that is, with the notable exception of his staked-out corner of the media universe, where a handful of righteous players (like newborn Fox Business and his vibrant Fox News Channel) hold forth against what they decry as the liberal media elite. Fox Business reflects a branding strategy straight from the well-thumbed Ailes playbook. Fox Business spent much of last Friday observing the anniversary of 1987’s “Black Monday” market crash with recaps, analysis and where-were-you-then recollections. The moral of the story, as framed by the network: Things turned out all right, didn’t they? Thank goodness Fox Business is here now to keep spreading the good word. Most media outlets are all too focused on “biz-blasting,” as Asman termed it during his interview with a guest who duly echoed the Fox Business gospel. Dan Gainor, director of the Business & Media Institute, came packing research he said proved most media coverage slams the business world. Item: During the market explosion the past few years, the media, instead of “crowing about it,” dwelled on “downbeat news.” Already a viewer can sense this won’t be a problem on Fox Business. Here the glass of capitalism is apt to be reassuringly half-full, if not overflowing. Free enterprise won’t be blasted by Fox Business, which is busy running interference for it. And encouraging the audience not to get rich, necessarily, but to believe. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
This week Darren Lewis is joined by Tony Evans and Tom Hopkinson to cast their eyes over the main sporting storiesThey discuss Sam Allardyce potentially being hired as England manager, Chelsea’s start under Antonio Conte, and the title race for the upcoming Premier League season.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes
Who said they were on a holiday?Jim McGuinness and some of his players had no sooner touched down in America than they were whisked to the Irish Centre in Philadelphia. Jim along with captain Michael Murphy are pictured with a certain Mr S Maguire and many happy Donegal supporters.Jim and Michael are pictured above with Pat Regan (Kilmovee,Mayo), Peter Gallagher (Mossfield,Churchill), Bridie O’Donnell Regan (Cabra, Churchill), Noreen O’Donnell Gallagher (Cabra,Churchill), Paddy Gallagher (Moneymore, Dunlewey ), Holly & Sheila Regan, Philadelphia & of course Sam.On the right a very happy Kathleen McGinty Regan (Litterhilue, Glenfin) is pictured with with Jim also at the Irish Centre last night in Philadelphia.Needless to say Jim and the boys will be seeing flashes in their sleep with the amount of photos they’ll be standing in during the coming days. FANS GET THEIR HANDS ON SAM, MICHAEL AND JIM AT THE IRISH CENTRE IN PHILADELPHIA was last modified: November 14th, 2012 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:Irish Centre PhiladelphiaJim McGuinnessMichael MurphySam Maguire
Deputy Mac Lochlainn and Cllr Doherty at Five Finger Strand/LaggA FAMOUS Donegal beauty spot which has existed for thousands of years is being wiped off the map by the relentless surge of coastal erosion.Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn and his party colleague Cllr Albert Doherty have been inspecting the devastating impact of coastal erosion and flood waters at the entrance to the Five Fingers Strand/Lagg.What was once accessible by cars is now wiped away. “We are both calling on Donegal County Council, working in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to source the funding for urgent remedial works,” said Deputy Mac Lochlainn.“A comprehensive study will also have to be commenced with a report and recommendations for action.“This is an immensely important amenity and while some of the coastal erosion along the strand may prove to be unstoppable for now due to tidal and sand bank changes, there are remedial engineering actions that can be undertaken at the entrance to the strand and perhaps elsewhere if the funding can be sourced.” REVEALED: HOW FAMOUS DONEGAL BEAUTY SPOT IS BEING WIPED OUT BY EROSION was last modified: January 7th, 2016 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:Deputy Mac Lochlainnerosionfive finger strand
three-way race LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Diakhaby has won nine caps for France Under-21s 2 LATEST Latest transfer news RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Diakhaby is set to leave Lyon for Valencia Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti It has even been suggested by France Football that Everton’s bid eclipsed the £13.25m that Los Che are set to pay for Diakhaby’s services. Newcastle have also been considering a move but it was the Goodison Park club who firmed up their interest with a bid.However, Diakhaby turned down the chance to move to Merseyside after deciding he would prefer to continue his career in Spain. moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Lyon defender Mouctar Diakhaby has rejected the chance to join Everton to instead sign for Spanish side Valencia.According to reports in France, the Toffees lodged a formal bid for the 21-year-old centre-back at the start of the week, as manager Marco Silva looks to bolster Everton’s defence before the start of the new campaign. But when it came to the player making a decision, it appears the lure of Champions League football was enough for him to select Valencia. targets 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father TOP WORK Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets