FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Oleksandr Podgursky and Southeastern Louisiana’s Putri Insani are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Podgursky led the Colonels to a perfect 2-0 weekend by winning both of his No. 1 singles matches and picking up a top-line doubles victory. Nicholls edged UTRGV 4-3 on Friday and defeated Alcorn State 6-1 on Saturday. The Colonels (4-7) host New Mexico State this afternoon before heading to Abilene Christian for their Southland Conference opener at 2 p.m. CT Friday. Nicholls wraps up the weekend roadtrip against Incarnate Word at 11 a.m. Sunday. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Putri Insani, Southeastern Louisiana – Freshman – Jakarta, IndonesiaInsani moved to 4-1 in Southland Conference singles action with straight-set wins over UIW’s Jelena Dordan and A&M-Corpus Christi’s Carolina Bulatovic. Insani and partner Ximena Yanez remained perfect in doubles play as a 7-1 tiebreaker pushed the duo to a 7-6 win against the Islanders. Southeastern Louisiana (5-8, 2-3 SLC) continues league play on the road against Central Arkansas at 1 p.m. Friday, followed by an 11 a.m. match against Northwestern State on Sunday. Honorable Mention: Axel Vila Antuna, Lamar. Victorious in four of her last five singles matches, Insani continued to dominate at the No. 1 position as a freshman. She picked up a pair of straight-set wins as the Lions split their weekend matches with a 6-1 win over Incarnate Word and a 5-2 loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Oleksandr Podgursky, Nicholls – Senior – Simferopol, UkrainePodgursky downed UTRGV’s Samuel de Felipe Garcia in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, on Friday. After dropping the second set to Alcorn’s Gjorgji Popovski, Podgursky bounced back to take the final set 6-1 to improve to 3-1 in his last four singles contests. He finished the week off with a 6-3 doubles victory over Alcorn alongside partner Tobias Lentz. Honorable Mention: Ela Iwaniuk, Northwestern State; Sanja Jolic, Lamar; Camille Townsend, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Yada Vasupongchai, Central Arkansas. 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 at least 25 percent of ballots.
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A man believed to be in his late 30’s is reported to have been tortured to death by a group of men, following allegations that he had threw stones at the vehicle of Representative Mantinakay Tengban in Zekepa in the Yarwin Messonnoh District, Lower Nimba County.A local who was present at the scene told our Nimba Country correspondent that on Saturday November 29, 2014 Representative Tengban was travelling to a nearby town called Kpowin and, while briefly stopping in Zekapa to greet some of the town’s residents, saw a man hurling stones at his vehicle. The representative claimed to have met the man on entering Zekepa and that he (the alleged culprit) had begged him (Tengben) for money but he had refused; at which point the fellow had got onto his car, evidently to extort money from him, but that he (Tengban) had driven away, leaving the man to fall off the vehicle. The man had then got up from the ground and lobbed stones at Representative Tengban’s vehicle, according to the local who spoke with our reporter, adding that it were after the stone-throwing that the man had been apprehended. The information, however, could not be independently verified.But it was believed he was imprisoned in a cell from Saturday November 29 until he met his death on Wednesday December 3, 2014 in a town called Voinpa.Police confirmed the incident and said that three persons have been arrested in connection to the murder and taken to Sanniquellie, in order to undergo interrogation, while two others are still at large.“We are still investigating the matter, so as to find out who ordered the man to be tortured,” said Detective James Kartoe.The victim is known to be one Saye Paye and is reported to have been mentally retarded. Residents say he was from Sendin – pleyee, a nearby town, but had been living with relatives in Zekepa. In another development, a man believed to be in his 50’s and who allegedly violated a traditional law, was reportedly tortured in Zuaplay, Nimba County, for failing to pay a fine imposed by the devil.Another man was early this year tortured almost to death in the Gbehlay Geh District for reportedly being a witch linked to Representative Garrison Yealue.When contacted via mobile phone on December 16, 2014 Representative Tengban refused to comment on the issue, referring our correspondent instead to his political officer, one Gonqueh, whose contact number he declined to give our reporter.Interestingly, however, the representative claimed that at no time anybody in Zekepa lobbed stones at his vehicle, adding that the issue was politically motivated.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
District #12 Representative Candidate Dr. George Beyan Samah waves to supporters during his campaign rally Montserrado County District #12 representative candidate Dr. George Beyan Samah has said that while it is true that the district needs to be revitalized, “the needs of the residents cannot be met under a leadership that lacks vision and has abandoned targeted projects.This is why over these years, I have stood for development by constructing two major bridges in the Chicken Soup Factory Community and also constructing the Kesselly Boulevard market as well as renovating the Redemption Day market.”It can be recalled that Dr. Samah on July 8, 2016, dedicated a market valued at over US$9,000 in the Kesselly Boulevard Community, after numerous calls by market women, and also dedicated a new bridge valued at over US$45,287 that connects the district with the Stephen Tolbert Estate Community.Dr. Samah said the district can only be transformed through the collective effort of the residents and has reaffirmed his commitment to develop the district, if elected to the legislature at the October polls.Dr. Samah made the commitment over the weekend when thousands of his supporters and well wishers assembled in the district to officially launch his campaign for the ensuing elections.Samah proposed the construction of additional public schools, rehabilitation and connection of major community roads and the improvement of the health facilities in the district as key areas that his leadership will prioritize.“In spite of the enormous challenges we are faced with in our district, I have come to reaffirm my commitment to the change that you have longed for over the years,” Dr. Samah told the gathering.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Downtown Los Angeles’ economy will continue thriving in 2007 and this impact will ripple through the region, according to a forecast released Tuesday. “Basically the prognosis for downtown is pretty favorable. You’re seeing job growth both in the government sector and the private sector,” said Jack Kyser, vice president and chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. Kyser on Tuesday presented his seventh annual Downtown Los Angeles Economic Forecast to the Central City Association. Currently Los Angeles has a tight labor market with a 4.7 percent unemployment rate. And there is a building boom going on downtown. “We have more things that are visible to people. You have construction cranes on the skyline just south of 8th Street. For a lot of people, this is very visible evidence that things are happening downtown,” Kyser said. The forecast noted that from the first quarter of 2005 to 2006: Most major industries were in a steady growth mode. The economy is at full employment with such a low unemployment rate. Only four sectors will lose jobs, with manufacturing accounting for the most: 1,191 positions. Nine sectors added jobs, with the most – 2,003 – coming in government. Finance and insurance had the highest average annual salary: $141,319. Kyser also noted that downtown Los Angeles is benefiting from two projects – l.a.live and Grand Avenue – that he labels game-changers. Each is valued at more than $1 billion. “Both of these will be very, very important and the economic benefit will ripple out across the region,” he said. Bruce Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, said a healthy downtown is good for the Valley. “The Grand Avenue project and the l.a.live project will bring so much in the way of recognition and stature to the city (and business) to the city that the Valley’s going to benefit just from the increased revenue.” L.a.live is especially important because it will put about 1,000 hotel rooms next to the Convention Center. And light-rail expansion into East Los Angeles and along Exposition Boulevard should help ease traffic congestion. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Injured Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is fighting to get fit in time for the 2018 World Cup © AFP/Archives / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNMINICH, Germany, Apr 6 – Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer “did well” in a first training session since fracturing his foot but remains in limbo in terms of a return to competition, said coach Jupp Heynckes on Friday.“The session went well,” Heynckes said, a day after Neuer put on the gloves for the first time since injuring his foot last September. “Given the circumstances, he’s doing very well. He’s in no pain and his foot is showing no negative signs.”While 32-year-old Neuer is hoping to return in time for the June 14-July 15 World Cup in Russia, Germany coach Joachim Loew has hinted he would not take the Bayern shot-stopper if not fully fit.That could leave Barcelona ‘keeper Marc Andre ter-Stegen as Germany’s number one in Russia.Heynckes, 72, said Bayern are sticking to a plan they have put together with the club’s medical experts.He added: “We will continue to discuss our plan. We will stick to it, then we will see what happens.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Another Donegal lad is set to make his name in the professional football ranks after signing a professional contract.Dale Gorman, the 16 year old son of well-known player and coach Anthony Gorman, has signed for English League One side Stevenage.Dale, who is in fifth year at St Eunans College, will join the team next July. Dale, who plays with Letterkenny Rovers, also plays with the Northern Ireland Under 17 team.Dad Anthony and mum Sheila will head over to Stevenage after Christmas to check out the facilities at the club.The couple have relations close to Stevenage which will help the young Letterkenny lad settle into his news surroundings.Dale has two younger brothers Zach and Joel. LETTERKENNY LAD SIGNS PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT WITH ENGLISH SOCCER TEAM was last modified: December 5th, 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:Anthony GormanDale GormanDivision OneStevenage
A man with a lengthy criminal record was arrested after becoming abusive with Gardaí, a court has heard.Gerard O’Connor, 54, was arrested at Lower Main Street Letterkenny after becoming aggressive and abusive and for failing to comply with the instructions of the Gardaí.Gardaí were called to Lower Main Street, after they received reports of a man who was extremely intoxicated and was causing disturbance in the area. Gardaí found O’Connor in an extremely inebriated scene and was deemed a danger to himself and others, Letterkenny District Court was told.He was subsequently arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station.On the 8th of October, Gardaí received reports of a man causing severe disturbance outside the Bus Station in Letterkenny who was becoming abusive towards members of the public.Gardaí found O’Connor in a dishevelled and drunken state and when instructed to leave by Gardaí he launched into a tirade of expletives and called the Gardaí b******s.He was again arrested and brought to Letterkenny Garda Station.The court heard how O’Connor has had a long-history of problems with alcohol and despite efforts to reform had fallen off the wagon in recent years.The court also heard how he had 73 previous convictions, most of which were alcohol related although some included criminal damage.The court heard how Mr O’Connor was willing to enter into a rehabilitation unit in Galway and if granted bail would proceed straight to the facility after his hearing.Judge Denis McLaughlin agreed that “another stint in Catlerea wouldn’t help” the matter and allowed Mr O’Connor to go to the rehab facility.He also added that it was clear Mr O’Connor couldn’t come to grasp the seriousness of his problems and needed help urgently in order for him to stay out of trouble.He adjourned the case until the 25th of January.MAN WITH 73 PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS CALLED GARDAÍ B******* was last modified: November 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:courtsnews
Some of the carol singers at the Deele College concert.The Deele College Christmas Carol Service has become one of the highlights of the school year.And last night’s was no exception as students from the school’s TY classes and school choir, stunned the large crowd with an exceptional display of talent.Under the direction of Ms Caitriona Bonner and with music from Austin Quinn, the students performed a variety of festive solo and group pieces in the beautifully serene specially decorated General Purpose area in the school. With dimmed lights and lit candles adding to the atmosphere, the seasonal festival also included poetry and spoken word from students and there were festive recitations too from Deputy Principal Danny McFadden, Principal Joe Boyle and Transition Year Co-Ordinator Mary Gibbons.Afterwards the Transition Year students got to show off their creative handiwork at the annual craft sale, where as usual, there was a huge array of Christmas treats, decorations and cards on sale.Celebrations have been ongoing at Deele College since the start of the school year as part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations and huge get-together and more celebrations are being planned for the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day 2015. FESTIVE FEELING HITS RAPHOE WITH SPECTACULAR CAROL SERVICE – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: December 12th, 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:carol servicedeele collegedonegalRaphoe