Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders – Preseason Ranking: 10 – 2017 Record: 22-32 (14-16 SLC)Entering 2018 with 11th-year head coach Scott Malone, the Islanders aim to return to winning ways with a group of 23 upperclassmen on this season’s roster. They are led by senior outfielder Dalton Stark, a second team preseason all-conference pick. Stark enters the 2018 season as the Islanders’ highest profile hitter after leading the team in batting average (.325), doubles (15) and total bases (99) in 2017, earning honorable mention all-conference recognition. Corpus Christi is the only Southland team beginning its season with a true road game, heading north for a three-game series at UT Arlington to begin this year’s campaign. Central Arkansas Bears – Preseason Ranking: 4 – 2017 Record: 34-26 (16-13 SLC)The Bears, who had three preseason all-conference picks in pitcher Tyler Gray, outfielder Keaton Presley and first baseman Hunter Strong, are coming off a 34-26 season a year ago. Central Arkansas tied their best league mark with 17 conference victories and advanced to the conference tournament championship game for the third time in five seasons, falling to the Bearkats in the title game. UCA’s nonconference lineup includes three-game series against Northern Illinois, Missouri State and Creighton before opening Southland play on March 9 at McNeese. First Game: vs. Illinois, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. (Cardinal Classic hosted by Lamar) First Game: vs. Kent State, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. First Game: vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. First Game: vs. Northern Illinois, Feb. 16, 3 p.m. Defending Southland tournament champion Sam Houston State is the heavy favorite for the 2018 regular season crown, earning 18 first-place votes and the top spot in the league preseason poll. The Bearkats advanced to the NCAA Super Regional last year, becoming the first conference program to ever do so. Lamar Cardinals – Preseason Ranking: 6 – 2017 Record: 33-25 (16-14 SLC)Second-year head coach Will Davis aims to build on a strong 2017 season where the Cardinals went 33-25 (16-14 SLC) in his inaugural campaign in Beaumont. LU returns five lineup starters and three starting pitchers but brings in a promising group of 20 newcomers, including 11 freshmen and nine junior college transfers. The Cardinals open the season hosting the Cardinal Classic where they will face Illinois, Missouri State and Texas Southern before heading to Austin for a lone matchup with Texas on Feb. 21. They begin conference play with a three-game series versus preseason favorite Sam Houston State at home starting March 9. First Game: vs. Central Michigan, Feb. 16, 3 p.m. (Al Ogletree Classic hosted by UTRGV) First Game: vs. Stony Brook, Feb. 16, 7:05 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana Lions – Preseason Ranking: 2 – 2017 Record: 37-22 (20-10 SLC)Southeastern is coming off a second-place regular season finish. The team earned an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Tournament, becoming the only non-Power Five program to earn back-to-back at-large selections. The Lions are tied for the conference lead for preseason all-conference selections with three, including the return of Taylor Schwaner (Player of the Year and first team third baseman), Drew Avans (second team utility player and all-defensive team outfielder) and Corey Gaconi (third team pitcher). Schwaner was also named to the 2018 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-America Third Team and the NCBWA Preseason All-America Second Team. Northwestern State Demons – Preseason Ranking: 11 – 2017 Record: 20-34 (10-20 SLC)Following an 11th-place finish last season, the Demons return 13 letterwinners in addition to 18 newcomers. Northwestern State’s most prolific hitter in David Fry headlines the returnees. The senior first baseman played in all 53 games last season, hitting .340 in overall games with a .591 slugging percentage and a team-high 10 home runs. NSU opens the 2018 season at home with a three-game series against Binghamton before heading to ULM for a lone matchup and hosting another three-game series against Penn next week. The schedule also includes a two-game swing at Texas A&M on March 6 and 7 and a series at Nebraska from March 16-18. Sam Houston State Bearkats – Preseason Ranking: 1 – 2017 Record: 44-23 (19-11 SLC)Fresh off a conference-first NCAA Super Regional appearance, the Bearkats are the preseason favorites for the 2018 regular season title. Sam Houston has eight regular season crowns to its name along with 11 NCAA Tournament appearances. The team returns 23 letterwinners, including five positional starters and three starting pitchers. Sophomore pitcher Nick Mikolajchak was named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Preseason Watch List The team’s nonconference slate is highlighted by a trio of SEC clashes at the Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic in Houston from March 2-4 when the Bearkats will square off with Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Mississippi State. First Game: at UT Arlington, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. Nicholls Colonels – Preseason Ranking: 9 – 2017 Record: 29-27 (15-15 SLC)After narrowly missing out on a conference tournament berth in 2017, Nicholls will look to bounce back with a wealth of returning talent. The Colonels return five starters, 15 letterwinners and add 10 total newcomers to the roster for 2018 under eighth-year head coach Seth Thibodeaux. Nicholls opens the season with a four-game series this weekend at home against Stony Brook, followed by a lone game away at Prairie View A&M before heading south for the Whataburger Classic in Corpus Christi. The Colonels will face league opponent Texas A&M-Corpus Christi along with Mississippi State and UC Santa Barbara. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Week One Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – The 55th season of Southland Conference baseball gets underway this weekend with 42 games slated from Friday to Monday. First pitch is set for Friday at 2 p.m. CT when Houston Baptist welcomes Western Michigan in the first of a three-game series. First Game: vs. North Dakota State, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks – Preseason Ranking: 8 – 2017 Record: 29-28 (17-13 SLC)The Lumberjacks have a healthy amount of talent returning from their 2017 season, including 14 letterwinners, four starting position players and two starting pitchers to go along with 21 newcomers. SFA tied for fifth in last year’s regular season standings, earning the No. 6 seed in the conference tournament. The ‘Jacks earned one first team preseason all-conference pick in senior designated hitter Josh Evans while junior Tyler Sparks was named to the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Preseason Watch List. The team opens 2018 in Edinburg, Texas, at UTRGV’s Al Ogletree Classic where they will face both Central Michigan and UTRGV twice. McNeese Cowboys – Preseason Ranking: 3 – 2017 Record: 37-20 (22-8 SLC)The defending regular season champions enter the 2018 campaign picked to finish third in the conference standings. McNeese won its first nine league games last season while winning the first 13 home conference games, compiling a 15-3 home league record at Joe Miller Ballpark. McNeese returns five position starters and three starting pitchers from last season, including first team all-conference selections Joe Provenzano and Shane Selman. Selman was the league’s Hitter of the Year in 2017, hitting .362 against conference opponents in 127 at-bats, tallying 10 home runs. Houston Baptist Huskies – Preseason Ranking: 5 – 2017 Record: 29-25 (18-12 SLC)The Huskies enter 2018 ranked at No. 5 in the preseason poll after a fourth-place finish a year ago. HBU returns two league standouts in Tyler Depreta-Johnson and JT Newton. Depreta-Johnson made the all-conference second team and was the shortstop on the league’s all-defensive team last season. The Rancho Santa Margarita, California, native hit .309 with six doubles, a triple, two home runs, 23 RBIs, 34 runs and five stolen bases in 2017. Newton, who has already been tabbed a Collegiate Baseball Preseason Third Team All-American and NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List candidate, was the conference’s Relief Pitcher of the Year and earned second-team all-conference honors last season. He made 23 appearances and went 7-0 with a 2.15 ERA, six saves, 43 strikeouts and 17 walks in 54.1 innings. New Orleans Privateers – Preseason Ranking: 7 – 2017 Record: 30-28-1 (16-14 SLC)The Privateers head into 2018 after a 16-14 season that saw them tie for seventh place in the regular season. UNO went 1-1 against Southeastern Louisiana in the conference tournament before falling to eventual champion Sam Houston State in the semifinals. New Orleans earned three first team picks to the Southland Preseason All-Conference Teams: Bryan Warzek, John Cable and Orynn Veillon. The team opens its season in New Orleans, taking part in the Andre Dawson Classic where they will face Illinois-Chicago, Alabama State and Southern. Their nonconference slate also includes matchups with LSU, Virginia Tech, Iowa and Texas. First Game: vs. Western Michigan, Feb. 16, 2 p.m. First Game: vs. Wichita State, Feb. 16, 6 p.m. First Game: vs. Quinnipiac, Feb. 16, 4 p.m. The 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament will be held from May 23-26 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. Abilene Christian Wildcats – Preseason Ranking: 12 – 2017 Record: 13-43 (3-27 SLC)In ACU’s first season as a postseason-eligible NCAA Division I team, the Wildcats hit the ground running with a series of high profile nonconference matchups. The season opens in Abilene with a three-game series against Quinnipiac before hosting UTSA and heading to Oklahoma next week. Peppered among the conference slate are two matchups with UT Arlington, two with TCU and one at Texas A&M. The Wildcats earned one preseason all-conference selection in senior Luis Trevino. The catcher/first basemen/designated hitter led the team in 2017 with 22 multi-hit games, which included six three-hit efforts and three four-hit performances vs. UT Arlington, Houston Baptist and national powerhouse Oregon State. UIW Cardinals – Preseason Ranking: 13 – 2017 Record: 20-36 (8-22 SLC)UIW aims to turn over a new leaf in 2018 under first-year head coach Patrick Hallmark. The Houston native spent last season at Missouri as the pitching coach after 11 years with Rice, his alma mater. Junior shortstop Ryan Gonzales earned preseason all-conference second team distinction for the Cardinals. He made 26 starts in 2017, batting .271 on the year. The Corpus Christi native registered 26 hits, drove in 14 runs and scored 12 more. At shortstop, he committed only six errors while helping to generate 19 double plays. He finished the season with a .954 fielding percentage. The Cardinals open 2018 with a four-game swing at home against North Dakota State before competing in Notre Dame’s annual Irish Alamo Classic in San Antonio, where they will face the Fighting Irish, Purdue and Saint Louis. First Game: vs. Binghamton, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. First Game: vs. Illinois Chicago, Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. (MLB Andre Dawson Classic, New Orleans)
Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ June 1991: The Koreas send a unified team to the FIFA World Youth Championship in Portugal. The team reaches the quarterfinals.___2000: Athletes from the two Koreas march together under a “unification flag” depicting their peninsula during the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics. It’s the Koreas’ first such parade since their 1945 division.___FILE – In this Aug 7, 2016, file photo, South Korean gymnast Lee Eun-ju, right, and her North Korean counterpart Hong Un Jong shake hands and smile together for photographers during the artistic gymnastics women’s qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The photo captured global headlines, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach describes it as a “great gesture.” (Kim Do-hoon/Yonhap via AP, File)2002: North Korea attends the Asian Games in Busan, South Korea. The countries’ athletes conduct a joint march during the opening and closing ceremonies. North Korea sends a cheering group of young women. Dubbed the “squad of beauties” in South Korean media, they often draw more attention than the North’s athletes.___2003: North Korea participates in the University Games in Daegu, South Korea, and its athletes walk with their South Korean counterparts during the opening and closing ceremonies.___2004: Athletes from the two Koreas march jointly at the Athens Olympics.___ ___1988: Seoul hosts the Summer Olympics, and North Korea again boycotts.___April 1991: The Koreas send their first-ever unified male and female teams to the world table tennis championships in Chiba, Japan. The women’s team wins the championship by defeating the powerful Chinese.___ADVERTISEMENT 2005: North Korea attends the 2005 Asian Athletics Championships in Incheon, South Korea. Included in the North’s cheering squad is Ri Sol Ju, who is now the wife of Kim Jong Un.___2006: The two Koreas march together at the Turin Winter Olympics.___2007: Athletes from the two Koreas march together at the Asian Winter Games in Changchun, China, but have not done so since.___2014: North Korea attends the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. At the close of the event, three top North Korean officials make a surprise visit and hold the highest-level face-to-face talks with South Korea in five years.___2016: At the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, a 17-year-old South Korean gymnast takes a selfie with a North Korean gymnast while training for competition. The photo captures global headlines, and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach describes it as a “great gesture.”___ View comments 2017: North Korea’s taekwondo demonstration team visits South Korea for its first performance in the rival country in 10 years.___Jan. 1, 2018: North Korea’s Kim says in his New Year’s address that he is willing to send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Olympics.___Jan. 5, 2018: South Korea says North Korea has agreed to hold talks on how to cooperate for the Pyeongchang Games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steve Kerr calls LaVar Ball ‘the Kardashian of the NBA’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals There could be similar drama at next month’s Winter Olympics in the South Korean ski resort town of Pyeongchang, with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying he’s willing to send a delegation to the games. 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The secretary general of the Liberia Immunization Platform (LIP), a civil society group based in Monrovia recently disclosed that 20 percent of 24 million children globally did not get vaccinated.Mr. James B. Ballah was quoting the global reports on the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) of the World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank, United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).The LIP official noted that most of the 24,000,000 children that were not vaccinated live in the poorest countries, where many factors combined to thwart attempts to raise vaccine coverage rates.These included fragile or non-existence health service infrastructure and difficult geographic terrain.The LIP executive further disclosed that the global partners’ statistics revealed that 40,000,000 children are yet to be vaccinated and immunized through the collective Expanded Program of Immunization globally.“In spite of the enormous challenges, LIP believes current civil society advocacy groups have organized to strengthen the immunization coverage of Liberian children throughout the country,” said Mr. Ballah.“. . . by 2012, the Global Alliance Vaccine Immunization (GAVI) could boast that the global alliance had supported immunization for an estimated number of 440,000,000 children globally.”Such an enormous numerical achievement of listing could be the combined populations of United States, France and United Kingdom.The LIP boss intimated that GAVI support had contributed to the prevention of 6,000,000 future deaths caused by preventable infectious diseases.The LIP official also disclosed that GAVI had committed US$ 8.2 billion to all the entity’s alliance programs, including used and under used vaccines and health system strengthening programs in the world’s poorest countries.He admonished the delegates at the first General Assembly of LIP to consider the fact that they are the prime movers of the entity’s immunization initiatives throughout the country.“It is the mothers, fathers, children, community caregivers, Liberian Government, donor partners and traditional chiefs and all Liberians that are equally responsible to save the life of that child,” Mr. Ballah asserted.The LIP secretary general thanked the Catholic Relief Service of Liberia for its technical, financial and administrative capacity support during the few years of their partnership and collaboration.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
NIR Executive Director J. Nagbe Tiah: “We will set up a new biometric civil registry and issue the first one million ID cards, including 50,000 ECOWAS standard cards.” – Advertisement – The National Identification Registry (NIR) will today May 9, 2019 introduce a national bio-metric identification verification platform.The NIR public affairs department yesterday announced at its headquarters in Congo Town that the ceremony will take place at the Monrovia City Hall and the time is set at 8:30 a.m.“The Registry sees the biometric verification platform as a major milestone in the development of Liberia’s identification system and now is time for public and private service providers to take advantage of the offer so as to make the coexistence of all people in the country more unique and in conformity with the laws of our country,” the NIR through a statement signed by its public affairs director, G. Wellington Smith said.Smith said in a short press statement that “the Biometric Verification Platform is designed to enable service providers in the public and private sectors to easily authenticate who their clients, costumers and anyone with whom they are transacting business is.”The NIR press statement said the program is expected to bring together several top officials of government ministries and agencies, bank executives, development partners and other dignitaries.“During the program, technicians from the NIR will display a practical application of how the biometric verification platform works and how it brings more credibility to service delivery and business transactions in the country,” the statement noted further.It added that the NIR would also explain to the audience how individual institutions could subscribe to the biometric verification platform.What is the National Identification Registry (NIR)? This is one of the questions that take minds back to the days of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, when many structures and systems were put in place to optimize the country’s resources, especially its human resource of 4.5 million people.Whether those structures and systems truly met their reasons for which they were established or not, is left with the public and the government’s partners to narrate.One of the new agencies created at the time was the National Identification Registry (NIR).On August 1, 2011, then President Sirleaf signed into law the National Identification Registry Act, which repealed People’s Redemption Council (PRC) Decree #65, establishing the National Identification Card System.In May, 2012, President Sirleaf established the NIR Board of Registrars.A National Work Plan for the Registry was on Thursday, October 22, 2015, approved for a nine months at the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Monrovia. This, according to the then Acting Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf, climaxed a number of key steps that has made the Registry a government fully functional entity.Varney Sirleaf later became Minister proper, under the leadership of former President Sirleaf and President George Weah allowed him to continue in his role as Internal Affairs Minister.Former President Sirleaf, having signed into law the National Registry Act on August 1, 2011, appointed J. Tiah Nagbe, former MIA Deputy Minister for Research and Development Planning as executive director, and head of the management team of the NIR.“He is supported by Zeze R. Reed, Deputy Executive Director for Technical Services, and Mrs. Haja Kumba Liberty, Deputy Executive Director for Administration. This team will enjoy the full support of our board and me, as chairman, as long as they serve with diligence, dedication, and dignity,” President Sirleaf said at a ceremony installing into office the new team at the NIR.The National Identification Registry is in existence primarily to design, establish, maintain and administer the country’s National Biometric Identification system (NBIS). This body is to be a modern computerized database containing information for all citizens and residents.On October 30, 2017, the NIR began the registration of citizens, with first applicants being government officials, among whom were ministers, lawmakers and former President Sirleaf. They received their biometric ID cards valid for a year each and, as of that time, the process has been going on without a hitch.Due to the poor turnout of people to sign up for their NIR Biometric ID cards, the agency designed strategies, among which has been a vibrant publicity mechanism.Since then, a number of newspapers, including the Daily Observer, and a host of radio stations have been, and continue to provide coverage to programs and activities of the NIR. Today, April 11, the NIR begins a weekly column in the Daily Observer highlighting the tremendous potential benefits of the digital, social and economic transformation inherent in the NIR’s raison d’etre.It may be recalled that on April 1, 2019, the NIR launched the registration of foreign residents for biometric ID Cards.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Several students of the South Ruimveldt Secondary School were on Friday held and gunpoint and robbed of their cash and mobile phones among other items while purchasing snacks at a nearby food shop. Reports are that at about 12:15h on Friday, the students walked across to the food shop located at Macaw Lane, South Ruimveldt when the two men rode up on two separate pedal cycles and entered the shop.Upon entry, one of the men whipped out a handgun, and he brandished it at the children while his accomplice relieved the students of their cash and other valuables. The men then escaped on their pedal cycles.Upon receiving the report of the robbery, the Police searched a house in the same street, but came up empty-handed. The Police have taken statements from the victims, who are still traumatized, and from eyewitnesses.No arrests have been made, but Police continue their hunt for the two men.
…urged to be “agents of change, drivers ofdevelopment” in regionsPresident David Granger on Monday swore in several Mayors and their Deputies to serve in the country’s 10 towns.The re-elected Mayors and Deputy Mayors were urged by Granger to ensure that each town delivers efficient public services in collaboration with the national and local levels.The re-elected Mayors of towns across Guyana along with President David Granger after the swearing-in ceremony on Monday“They are now expected to become agents of change, drivers of development and protectors of the environment, in collaboration with Central Government and the Regional Democratic Councils. Towns are the main centres of commerce and industry; they are the principal terminals of trade and are the seats of public Administration. They are intended of providing leadership for the progress of the outlying areas of the large regions,” Granger said.He reminded that Mayors and Deputy Mayors are vital to the entire system of governance and are seen as the engines of enterprise, agents of employment, and also engines of economic development in the areas they serve.“They are required to commit to ensuring the delivery of public services within their municipalities and to act in the interest of their constituents. They are required to consult their constituents and citizens in decision-making processes which are likely to affect their wellbeing. They are required to conduct their duties at all times in accordance to the Constitution and the laws of Guyana and remain faithful to their oath of office,” the President added.In total, nine Mayors and nine Deputy Mayors took their oath on Monday at the Ministry of the Presidency. Meanwhile, the Mayor of New Amsterdam along with the Deputy Mayor of Bartica are out of the jurisdiction and will take their oath at a later date.The Mayors who were sworn in are Ubraj Narine (Georgetown), Rajendralall Prabhulall (Anna Regina), Gifford Marshall (Bartica), John Macedo (Lethem), Winston Roberts (Corriverton), Waneka Arrindell (Linden), Chris Mark Pang (Mabaruma), Chattergoon Ramnauth (Rose Hall) and David Adams (Mahdia).Rudolph Compton Williams (Anna Regina), Imran Amin (Corriverton) Alfred Mentore (Georgetown), Deborah Evadne King (Lethem), Wainewright Bethune (Linden), Carolyn Robinson (Mabaruma), Wainewright Mc Kintosh (New Amsterdam), Ju-Ann La-Rose (Mahdia) and Deonauth Harrinarine (Rose Hall) were sworn in as the Deputy Mayors.
There will be two shooting lines at the event. Local archers will begin at 9 a.m. while out of towners will begin at 11 a.m.Lunch will be served between the first and second round and awards will be Sunday afternoon.Registration for adults is $45, juniors (14-17) is $25, and cubs (13 and under) is $10.- Advertisement –
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe states that attracted the most new residents: Florida, Arizona and Nevada. The states that lost the most: New York, California and Illinois. Among the 25 largest metropolitan areas, 18 had more people move out than move in from 2000 to 2004. New York, Los Angeles and Chicago – the three biggest metropolitan areas – lost the most residents to domestic moves. Richard Florida, a professor of public policy at George Mason University, said smaller, wealthier households are replacing larger families in many big metropolitan areas. That drives up housing prices even as the population shrinks, chasing away even more members of the middle class. “Because they are bidding up prices, they are forcing some people out to the exurbs and the fringe,” Florida said. The metropolitan area that attracted the most new residents was Riverside, which has been siphoning residents from Los Angeles for years. WASHINGTON – Americans are leaving the nation’s big cities in search of cheaper homes and open spaces farther out. Nearly every large metropolitan area had more people move out than move in from 2000 to 2004, with a few exceptions in the South and Southwest, according to a report being released today by the Census Bureau. Northeasterners are moving South and West. West Coast residents are moving inland. And just about everywhere, people are escaping to the outer suburbs, also known as exurbs. “It’s a case of middle-class flight, a flight for housing affordability,” said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. “But it’s not just white middle-class flight, it’s Hispanics and blacks, too.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
ROSAPENNA NOTESThe Old Tom Morris Trophy (Golfer of the Year) was played for on Saturday the 10th of May and the winner was Charlie McBride (14) with 40pts. The runner up was Frank Casey Jnr (4) with 39pts. Gross winner was Seimi Connor (5) with 31 gross pts.Third place was Denis Harkin with 38 pts.Two’s club – We had our first hole in one in the two’s club on Saturday when Shane Doherty holed out on the Par 3 14th and claimed half the pot – 18e.Two’s – Denis Harkin 9e & Frank Casey Jnr 9e. The 2014 Golfer of the Year table is now as follows – 12pts Barry McMenamin, Mark Lenny & Charlie McBride.10pts Pat Boyce, Shaun Coll & Frank Casey Jnr. 9pts Danny Sweeney.8pts Mick Gallagher Jnr, Seimi McBride & Denis Harkin.Full G.oY points table displayed on the notice board.On Sunday the 11th the club competition was played over the Old Tom Morris Links and the winner was Michael McBride 12 with 38pts bot. The runner up was Dermott Ward 14 with 38pts bot.Two’s club – Denis McBride 12e.The Rosapenna Pierce Purcell team took part in the qualifying round in Faughan Valley G.C last Sunday the 11th. On a testing day the team just fell short finishing in 5th position just one spot away from automatic qualification.The top four teams were Faughan Valley 342 (+66), Letterkenny 343 (+67), Ballyliffin 345 (+69) & City of Derry 360 (+84) with Rosapenna fifth on 366 (+90). Many thanks to all the players for their time & preparation in advance of Sunday and to the team captains Edward McGroddy & Seamus Herraghty.Good luck to the Rosapenna JB Carr team who will play Ballybofey & Stranorlar at home in the one leg county final this Friday the 16th over the Old Tom Morris Links.The match tees off at 3.30pm and home support is welcomed.There will be a club competition on Sunday the 18th & 25th of May over the Old Tom Morris Links.The weekly Wednesday club competitions are now running.Tee times must be booked in advance on 074-915-5000 for all competition days.Best wishes to the Rosapenna Mixed Foursomes team that will take part in the qualifying round this Sunday in Letterkenny Golf Club.Rosapenna tee off at 10.10am alongside Narin & Portnoo.Good luck to the Rosapenna Ulster Cup team that will play Kilkeel Golf Club at home this coming Sunday the 18th in the first leg with the first match off at 12.30pm.Home support on the day is welcomed.The away leg will be played on Sunday the 25th of May.The draw for the 2014 Michael Bonner Singles Matchplay has been made and is posted on the notice board in the Golf Pavilion.All first round ties must be played by Monday the 26th of May.All second round ties of the Doubles Matchplay must be completed by Monday June 2nd.It is encouraged that both players make an equal effort to arrange all match-play ties as early as possible as there will be no extensions past the defined dates.It is not the responsibility of the player(s) on the top of the draw.The 2014 Golf Fees are now due and are payable in the Pavilion Golf Shop.All second staged payments were due on May 1st as per staged payment plan.The Rosapenna Open Weekend will take place fromThursday 29th May – Monday 2nd June over both links.Thurs 29th May – Gents Singles Stableford – Old Links.Fri 30th May – Gents Singles Stroke – Old Links.Sat 31st May – Ladies & Gents 4BBB S’Ford – Sandy Hills Links.Sun 1st June – Gents Singles Stableford – Old Links.Mon 2nd June – Ladies & Gents 4BBB Stroke – Old Links.Tees times now available on 074-915-5000 or email@example.comGood luck to the Rosapenna Donegal League teamwho will host Portsalon G.C at home in the first legof the first round tie this Thursday the 15th.The first match tees off at 4.30pm and homesupport on the night is welcomed.The golf club fundraising classic will take place onSaturday the 7th of June over the Sandy Hills Links.The entry fee is €100 per team of four players, opento Ladies & Gents any combination.Entries to the Pavilion Golf Shop on 074-915-5000or firstname.lastname@example.org.Any uncollected club prizes from recent presentations & open competitions are available for collection from the Pavilion Golf Shop during opening hours.GOLF NEWS: CHARLIE MCBRIDE WINS THE GOLFER OF THE YEAR AT ROSAPENNA was last modified: May 13th, 2014 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:golfNoticesROSAPENNASport
1 Toure says Pep Guardiola would not have liked how the Sterling was treated getty Yaya Toure will be offered to Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal for just £1-a-week with his Manchester City contract expiring at the end of the month.This is according to Toures agent, Dmitry Selyuk, who has made it clear his client wants to remain in England to prove to City manager Pep Guardiola that he remains good enough to perform at the highest level of the game.And Selyuk has made the incredible claim that whoever wishes to sign Toure will only have to pay £1-a-week to secure the 35-year-olds services this summer.Speaking to Sport 24, Selyuk said: Yaya has many offers from different countries, where they are ready to pay a lot of money, but we decided to dedicate the next season to Guardiola. And to prove and show the fans of Manchester City that Yaya has not finished with football.He is full of energy and wants to play this season in England.At a time when huge sums are being spent in England for the purchase of football players, I officially declare that Yaya is ready to move as a free agent to any English club of the top six with a salary of one-pound-a-week, but with a bonus system based on certain successesI believe that a player like Yaya would not reject Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool. Yaya is a winner.And never before has a top footballer with leadership qualities rejected any club, especially when they dont have to pay for it.Toure played for Guardiola at Barcelona before the pair reunited at Man City when the Catalan was appointed manager in 2016. In Guardiolas two seasons at the Etihad, Toure made a combined 48 appearances for City.
2 The Egyptian was pictured wearing a protective wrist support this week, raising concerns about his fitness for the match.However, Klopp dismissed this talk, explaining: “It is nothing really serious; it’s a kind of inflammation of the tendon.“That’s pretty much all, it [the support] was only for protection – the pictures you saw were only protection and it has no influence.” Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita will both miss Liverpool’s match at Arsenal “Hendo [Jordan Henderson] feels really good,” the boss began, “But it will be probably the start of the [next] week when he will be back in training.“Naby [Keita] end of this week. It doesn’t make a big difference match-wise, but that’s how it looks.”On a brighter note, Liverpool can expect to have star forward Mohamed Salah among their line up at the Emirates on Saturday. Liverpool will be without midfield duo Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson for their trip to Arsenal this weekend.Reds manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed the two absentees at his press conference on Friday, as it was previously known they had both been suffering with hamstring injuries. Jurgen Klopp gave the update at his pre-match press conference 2
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What happens when meat scientists get their hands on nearly 8,000 commercially raised pigs? They spend a year running dozens of tests and crunching numbers to arrive at research-backed management recommendations for pork producers.“We had an opportunity to answer a lot of questions for the pork industry,” said Dustin Boler, assistant professor in the animal sciences department at the University of Illinois.The team, which also included U of I graduate students, USDA meat science researchers, and a representative from Smithfield Foods, recently published their findings in five articles.Anna Dilger, an associate professor in the department, explained their approach.“The two main questions were, ‘Can I measure quality in one part of the pig and predict quality in the rest of it?’ And then, ‘What is the true variability in pork quality out there and what’s causing it?’” she said.In the first article, the team looked at correlations between loin quality and quality of the belly and ham from the same pig. In this case, quality was defined mostly by color and tenderness.“Color is what drives whether or not a consumer purchases a particular pork chop. It translates into what we think of as purchase intent. Color is always number one,” Boler said. “After that, we look at whether a product is tender. If it is tender enough, we think that will translate into a repeat purchase.”Unfortunately, the team found no correlation between loin quality and the quality of other cuts.“Just because a loin has desirable color and is tender doesn’t mean the same animal is going to produce a good belly for bacon or a great ham for a special dinner. It didn’t. Hypothesis one: scratched,” Boler said.The remainder of the articles focused on understanding the variability in pork products — how much variability exists, and where it comes from. For example, one of the articles focused on barrows and gilts.“We know barrows and gilts are different, but we wanted to know if they differ in how variable they are, or if one produces a more consistent product,” Dilger said. “You can deal with differences. It’s harder to deal with variability.”Traits associated with fatness, such as marbling, were more variable in barrows than in gilts, but the sexes varied to approximately the same degree in terms of muscling and lean quality. Based on these results, Dilger said that barrows and gilts probably do not need to be managed differently unless producers are targeting a very specific branded product.In another article, the researchers admit they had to channel their inner statistics geeks. They looked at every possible aspect of pork quality and tried to pinpoint the major sources of variability in the dataset, from season, production focus, marketing group, and sex to variation within individual animals. In the end, those individual differences accounted for the largest portion of the variability.“A lot of factors turn a pig into pork,” Boler said. “In the pig’s journey from the farm to his ultimate fate, a lot of things happen. Whether he got in an argument with other pigs on the truck, whether he had to walk a long or a short distance, how much rest he was given at the plant, what kind of experience he had during termination, how that carcass was cooled. All these things can independently influence the products derived from that pig.”Finding that the majority of the variability was within individual pigs and not in any particular management practice is good news for producers.“It means the things they’re doing to deal with the variability in their environment are just fine. They don’t need to stop doing any of those things,” Dilger said. “There are things in the industry that get picked on. One of those is pigs raised in the summer. People think, ‘Ah, they’re so bad, so slow.’ But no, they’re fine. Gilts get blamed for a lot of things, too, but in the end, they’re fine. We’re not going to get rid of young female pigs or the summer. I believe we’re stuck with those. Understanding the variability and differences allows you to better manage the system.”The articles discussed here, “Pork loin quality is not indicative of fresh belly or fresh and cured ham quality,” “Comparison of variability in pork carcass composition and quality between barrows and gilts,” and “Characterization of variability in pork carcass composition and primal quality,” are published in the Journal of Animal Science. Two additional articles resulting from the project are also published in the journal. The project was funded by The National Pork Board.
MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul “They shot 44 percent from the field in the first half and we brought that down to 37 percent so that was a big improvement.”Thirdy Ravena led Ateneo with 16 points and six rebounds while the debuting Tyler Tio put up 14 points on 6-of-6 shooting,Juan Gomez de Liaño had 16 points, seven rebounds, and two steals to lead the Fighting Maroons.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Russell Westbrook agrees to 10-year extension of contract with Jordan Brand—report LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo turned the “Battle of Katipunan” into a cakewalk and crushed University of the Philippines, 92-71, in the UAAP Season 80 seniors’ basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Blue Eagles soared to a 2-0 win-loss record while the Fighting Maroons slipped to 1-1.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments UP didn’t put up much of a challenge against the Blue Eagles, who never trailed in the game and asserted their might on every statistical category.Ateneo outmuscled UP in the paint and outrebounded the Fighting Maroons 51-38—18 of which came from the offensive glass wherein the Blue Eagles scored 31 second-chance points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Blue Eagles also limited the Fighting Maroons to just 12 second-half field goals as UP finished the game on 25-of-67 shooting.“One of the things that coach Tab [Baldwin] said at half time was we needed to play better defense and that we needed to take care of the ball more,” said assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Shillong, Mar 4 (PTI) In the backdrop of Meghalayas official bid to host the National Games 2022, Governor V Shanmuganathan today said the state would upscale investment in sports to host such mega sporting events in the future, a month after successfully co-hosting the 12th South Asian Games. “Building on the positive momentum achieved, my government will further upscale investment in the domain of sports to achieve higher visibility and meaningful outcome,” Shanmuganathan said while addressing the Budget session of the state assembly. The state successfully hosted 7 disciplines of the recently concluded 12th South Asian Games in which over 800 athletes and officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan Sri Lanka and India participated. He said, “Hosting the landmark multi-disciplinary and multinational sports extravaganza ? the 12th South Asian Games – during February at Shillong was indeed a feather in the cap of my government.” He said the successful hosting of this first-ever international sporting event in the state had galvanized the overall sporting scenario while contributing substantially to the infrastructural development and enriching capabilities of both the officials and sports personnel of the state for hosting such mega events in the future. PTI JOP PR AH RGD
Mahendra Singh Dhoni slammed his 17th IPL fifty as he finished with an unbeaten 61 off 34 balls to guide Pune Supergiant home versus Sunrisers Hyderabad. Pune needed 47 off the last three overs and the 35-year-old looked in fine touch and displayed finesse of the yesteryears to finish the game off.Speaking to India Today, former Australia captain Michael Clarke was not at all surprised at Dhoni’s splendid knock to win the match for RPS. “I am not surprised one bit, as long as MS Dhoni is at the crease, the game is never over. I felt it as the captain of the Australia playing against MS Dhoni, and I feel exactly the same as a commentator now. The man has played a phenomenal innings and deserves all the credit he is getting. Hopefully the people that were doubting him, hopefully they are gone away now,” he said. (Dhoni did what he does best: Pune captain Steve Smith)Clarke also reminded those who had been criticising Dhoni’s form and questioning his ability as a T20 player.”What an innings by MS Dhoni and for the people that have doubted him and said that his time is up, he is not good enough to be in the Pune team or the Indian Champions Trophy team,” he said. “I think that it is time to take their words back. I have said time and again over the last couple of weeks that class is permanent and MS Dhoni is a class player. I think today was great example of his experience playing a part. Yes he is skillful, there is no doubt about it and his keeping has been fantastic throughout the tournament. Today he got the chance with the bat to win the game for his team as he has done throughout his career,” he added. (Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers salute MS Dhoni: ‘What a champion knock’)advertisementOn being asked if MS Dhoni is the best finisher, even better than Micheal Bevan, Clarke said, “MS Dhoni is the best finisher in the world, and certainly in One Day cricket. He has done it throughout his One Day career and he can do it in T20s as well. Micheal Bevan was fantastic, but Dhoni has won numerous matches for his teams, Chennai, Pune, India, and he does it regularly and he still has the talent to do it.””What I also liked is that Dhoni batting at number four. This has been my point about Dhoni for a long time in the Pune team. Allow him to come up the order, allow him to face more deliveries. Pune have made a smart decision in the last couple of games getting him in at number four,” said Clarke, who has been harping on that note for quite some time.