UCA’s Hyde, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Hanson Earn Weekly Outdoor Track & Field Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Gracie Hyde and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Sashane Hanson are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Hyde competed over the weekend for Central Arkansas at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, running in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event. The freshman nabbed the Southland’s best time in the event running a 10:51.76 clip.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Hanson competed in the high jump event for the Islanders also at the Texas Relays. The senior tied a NCAA best with a 6-0.75 leap for first-place honors.Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas – Fr. – Benton, Ark.Hyde ran the fastest steeplechase time in the Southland Conference this season at the prestigious Texas Relays. Her marked pushed her to a 10th place overall finish with a 10:51.76 performance.Honorable Mention: Grace McKenzie, McNeese; LaSean Davis, Caitlin Lennon, Allison Compass and Madison Compass, Stephen F. Austin; Annina Brandenburg, Abilene Christian.Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Sashane Hanson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Sr. – Montego Bay, Jamaica Hanson’s spectacular season continued at the ultra-competitive Texas Relays, as the senior posted a first-place finish in the high jump event. Hanson set a school record with a leap of 1.85m (6-0.75). Currently, that mark sits in a tie for a NCAA high this year in outdoor competition and best in the Southland Conference by .12m.Honorable Mention: Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State; Sarea Alexander, Incarnate Word; Madison Pecot, 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 at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

7 freed of 2013 Meten-Meer-Zorg robbery/murder

first_imgBy Shemuel FanfairThe seven persons who were accused of killing 20-year-old Zulfikar Namdar received a unanimous acquittal by a 12-member jury at the High Court on Monday which was met with bouts of emotions before Justice Navindra Singh.Deceased: Zulfikar NamdarThe deceased young man was left in a pool of blood during the course or furtherance of a robbery in September 2013 at his parents’ Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara (WCD) shop that was adjoined to their home. However, after a few weeks of trial and several hours of deliberations, the jury was not convinced that the defendants implicated in the attack were at fault by way of finding all seven not guilty of the capital offence.Those released were Allan Dorsett called “Baird”; Delwayne Croft; Esan Lawrence, called “Muscle”; Jermaine Williams, called “Yankee”; Andrew Chandler, called “Sonic”; Samuel Bacchus, called “Kirk”; and Cassandra Singh-Dorsett who all denied murdering Namdar last month. When the verdict was read by the jury’s foreperson, the packed courtroom which encountered deafening silence was suddenly met with an outburst of tears from Singh-Dorsett when she heard she was a free woman.After they were released, they ran to their loved ones who welcomed them with open arms thanking the heavens that they were free persons. Singh-Dorsett had to be assisted down the court steps following her acquittal and in tears, she told the media that “it was hard to be in jail for something you know you did not do.”“I’m happy and sad at the same time,” the lone female ex-defendant told the press.Their acquittal follows the testimonies of star witnesses for the prosecution, Chris Jagdeo and self-coined drug pusher Nick Skeete, who said that he is the cousin of number one accused, Allan Dorsett. During the evidence provided by Skeete, he claimed that his cousin would buy marijuana from him. The 2012 deportee had also said that another accused, Jermaine Williams also bought narcotics from him. He had told the jury that he grew up with another accused, Andrew Chandler, who was the dead man’s childhood friend. Throughout the trial, Chandler bore an unsettled disposition and when the matter first began, he almost broke down in tears when the Namdars identified him in court.Skeete had also outlined that he knew Samuel Bacchus through his cousin while Williams was his wife’s cousin. Skeete also lived 182 metres from the Namdars and claimed that days before the attack, the men bought “some weed” from him and smoked at a tree in his backyard when he supposedly heard them discussing their robbery plan. He had also detailed that on September 10, 2013, the night of the attack, he had heard the men brandishing weapons, having stated that Croft had a long gun while the other had smaller weapons.Allan Dorsett’s lawyer, Nigel Hughes had, however, argued that Skeete, the drug dealer, planned the attack and crafted a story to have the charge against him dropped because the two getaway cars were seen outside of his home. Attorneys Ashley Henry and Jed Vasconcellos had also appeared for the number one accused.Dorsett’s wife, Cassandra had been identified as the one who had given the men head ties to cover their faces when they allegedly committed the crime. This was the evidence of Police Detective, Sergeant Rodwell Sarrabo who told the jury that he conducted confrontations with Delwayne Croft, Samuel Bacchus and Allan Dorset.Attorneys Tuanna Hardy, Abigail Gibbs and Teriq Mohammed were the prosecutors in the case.last_img read more

Tentative agreement between teachers, Province for six years

first_imgAccording to Clark the agreement is the first of it’s kind in B.C.’s history and she looks forward to working with teachers in improving schooling for children.“We have reached a historic six year agreement with teachers. This has never been done before in British Columbia’s history. That means five years of labour peace ahead of us. We’ll have five years in which we can talk about things that really matter and that’s improving education for children in classrooms,” she said.She stressed the importance of bargaining ending with a negotiated settlement because it allows the parties to start fresh from what had been a previously “dysfunctional” relationship.- Advertisement -“A negotiated settlement was really important because it allows us to reset that relationship which has been dysfunctional for so long. It means that we can sit respectfully and talk respectfully about something that matters to both the government, the teachers union, to classroom teachers, to parents, and to students, and that’s improving learning outcomes for kids,” she stated.Clark was hesitant to go into many details of the agreement as it still needs to be seen by teachers and trustees before it is formally voted on by teachers. She did note however that there will be improvements in having more teaching support in classrooms for children.“We’ve found a way to give teachers a fair raise, to improve classroom composition, to really make it work for teachers at the same time we’re still making sure it still works for taxpayers. We’re not going to have to raise taxes, we aren’t going to go into deficit, and we’re not going to increase our debt,” she explained.Advertisement Children could be in school as early as Monday according to Clark.last_img read more

DDTV: AMAZING VIDEO WHICH CAPTURES MUCKISH MOUNTAINS IN ALL ITS WINTER BEAUTY

first_imgDDTV: Watch this spectacular video from Iain Miller which captures Muckish Mountain in all its glorious winter beauty.The scenery at the summit of the plateau is stunning and it looks very much like the windswept artic . Iain was joined on his adventure by Jason Black, Patrick McDermott and Kevin Kiely.Iain told Donegal Daily, “It is reasonably rare to capture the summits in such perfect winter conditions.“But it was stunning to be there to witness it and enjoy the incredible scenery from the summit.“The winter scenery is amazing with the summit plateau looking very muck like the windswept arctic. “Very few people will have seen Donegal’s mountains looking like this.Simply click play on the video above to enjoy this brilliant video. DDTV: AMAZING VIDEO WHICH CAPTURES MUCKISH MOUNTAINS IN ALL ITS WINTER BEAUTY was last modified: January 23rd, 2015 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:ArticDDTVFeaturesIain MillerMOUNTAINSMuckishnewssnowwinterlast_img read more

Daniel surprises Galway granny who was in hospital for her 96th birthday

first_imgWhen Nora Canny from Galway turned 96 yesterday, she got a huge surprise when she got a birthday message from none other than Kincasslagh crooner Daniel O Donnell!Nora, who has lived in Britain since 1947, is one of Daniel’s biggest fans.Speaking to the Irish Post Nora said; “Oh my gosh, honestly, I could not believe it. I was so shocked and delighted. Isn’t it marvellous the things you can do now!” Nora had missed Daniel’s most recent gig in Birmingham due to a stay in hospital, so to make up for it her granddaughter Colette came up with the fantastic idea of reaching out to Daniel and getting a personal birthday wish from the man himself.Colette said; “The first thing she said was, ‘How does he know?’, at which point we all burst out laughing and she said ‘One of ye must have called him’.”Nora all dolled up in younger years“I decided to get in touch with Daniel because grandma has had such a difficult year. She has spent a lot of time in hospital due to her hip which kept dislocating.”“We would play Daniel to her in the hospital when she was anxious to calm her down.” “Danny Boy is her absolute favourite. We even got the hospital radio station to play it for her.”“Daniel was playing in Birmingham last month. I’d have loved to take grandma, but she just wasn’t up to it. I thought a card off Daniel would be the next best thing. So I was absolutely bowled over when his PA sent me that video.”“We all absolutely adore her, which is what made last night’s surprise all the more special, I have never seen her look so shocked, seeing Daniel O’Donnell on her telly wishing her a happy birthday.”“She only got out of hospital last week after a whole month, so this birthday was a particularly special occasion for her and us.”In the video Daniel says; “Hope that you have a wonderful day all together and enjoy every minute. Take care and all the best” Although the video is unfocused, there’s no mistaking the whopping cheers at the end!Video Playerhttps://www.donegaldaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/video-1477039853.mp400:0000:0000:15Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Well done to Daniel for sending Nora this lovely message, and happy belated birthday Nora!Daniel surprises Galway granny who was in hospital for her 96th birthday was last modified: October 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:birthdaydaniel o donnellfanGalwaynora cannylast_img read more

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA TO SUPPORT IRISH LANGUAGE WEEK

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 9th March 2014Thosaigh Seachtain na Gaeilge ar an chéad lá mí Márta agus leanfaidh sé ar aghaidh go dtí Lá Fhéile Pádraig. The Club will be hosting various activities to promote the Irish language during this time and asks you to support these efforts. We have started a daily Irish phrases and sayings section on Facebook so check that out. Also check out our Facebook page for details on our great Comórtas Ghrianghraf le duaiseanna (Photography Competiton with prizes).Imeachtaí fá Choinne Seachtain na Gaeilge (Events for Seachtain na Gaeilge) Céad teacht le chéile don Chiorcal Comhrá Dé Céadaoin 12ú Márta ag a 8 i.n. FÁILTE ROIMH ACHAN DUINE. Na bí buartha faoi do chuid Gaeilge, tar isteach agus labhair í!First meeting of Irish Conversation Group on Wed 12th March at 8 pm. Everyone welcome. Don’t be worried about your amount of Irish, come in and speak it! Beidh an grúpa Scór na nÓg ag cur i láthair a ndráma sa Teach Altranais Dé hAoine 14ú Márta ag a 2 a chlogScór na nÓg group will be performing their drama in the Nursing Unit on Friday 14th at 2 pmBa choir go mbeadh na hiarratais don chomórtas ghrianghraf istigh idir a 6-8 a chlog i.n. Dé hAoine 14ú sa clubtheachEntries for photo competition should be in between 6- 8pm on Friday 14th in the ClubhouseLá ‘le Padraig sa Clubtheach!! (St Patricks Day in the Clubhouse!!)Beidh ceoltóírí, scoileanna rince, bia agus deochanna ar fáil,There will be musicians, schools of dance, food and drink available. Fáilte roimh achan duineEverybody welcomeCead isteach ar Lá Fhéile Pádraig – saor in aisceEntry on St Patricks Day is free..free…free! Beidh craic agus ceol don teaghlach uilig!Music and fun for all the family!Ba chóir duine ar bith atá ag iarraidh cabhrú ar bhealach ar bith teagmháil le Deirdre nó mé féin. Go raibh maith agat…agus bain usaid as do chuid Gaeilge!Comhgairdeas aris do Darrach O’Connor. Bhí sé ag imirt don fhoireann chontae i gcoinne na Mí agus d’imir sé go hana mhaith!Seniors, Minors, Under 21’s and Reserves Hurling & Football training this week, Wednesday 7.30pm and Friday 7.30pm. All players are urged to make every effort to attend.Senior Ladies training every Wednesday at 7.30 in Buncrana Youth Club. New members always welcome.Under Age TrainingU6 Football 6.30-7.30pm Friday Crana CollegeU8 Football 4-5pm Saturday Buncrana Youth ClubU8 Hurling 5-6pm Saturday Buncrana Youth ClubU10 Football 6-7pm Friday Buncrana Youth ClubU10/U12 Hurling 7-8pm Wednesday Crana CollegeU12 Football 7-8pm Monday & Friday ScarveyU14 Football 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Friday ScarveyU14 Hurling 7-8.30pm Tuesday & Thursday ScarveyU12/U14/U16 Girls Football 7-8pm Mondays ScarveyU14 B lost to Muff on a windy Saturday. Very proud of them all as they battled a full Muff team to the very end and gave it their all.Next match U14 A team play LK Gaels on Monday in the Scarvey at 6.Next weekend U14 A team vs St Eunans on Saturday @ 12 andU14 B away to Carn on Sunday @ 12Parish League continues – League standing and fixtures on Club Og Facebook.Level 1 Coaching Course in the Scarvey 7-10.30pm Friday 14th March and 9-4.30 pm Saturday 15th.U18 Newton Vs Buncrana 12 pmMembership registration Please note if you or your child is a player/coach you must pay membership for insurance purposes. If you wish to be considered for ticket allocation for the All Ireland series of matches your membership must be paid by 25th March.NB:- Membership does not guarantee match tickets and only adult members can be considered for ticket allocation. Please see our Facebook page, Website and notices in The Clubhouse for membership fees, or contact secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie if you have any further queries or contact Claire (0863340965) or Grainne (0864650200).Branded Gloves Elizabeth Anne has ordered Buncrana branded gloves. She wants to remind all managers to inform their player’s parents of this fact and that she is taking orders for them now. They should be available in 2 weeks, various sizes.Please contact Elizabeth Anne on 0860604075 to place orders or ask any questions.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA TO SUPPORT IRISH LANGUAGE WEEK was last modified: March 10th, 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

Terry injured as Blues draw with Liverpool

first_imgChelsea 1 Liverpool 1John Terry scored on his return to action but was later stretchered off after being hurt in a collision with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.And Chelsea’s misery was compounded when Suarez headed in a 73rd-minute equaliser to snatch a point for the visitors.Terry, back from his four-match suspension, was left unmarked to head home Juan Mata’s right-wing corner midway through the first half.It was his 50th goal for the club and a deserved breakthrough, as the Blues had been much the better side.But they were dealt a major blow eight minutes before the break.Suarez burst towards the penalty area and accidentally clattered into Terry, who appeared to suffer a serious knee injury.He was treated on the pitch for around four minutes before being carried away in obvious pain.Initial reports from Chelsea’s medical staff were that he was being assessed and was able to bend the knee.There will be real concern, however, that the captain faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.Mata and John Obi Mikel missed chances to double Chelsea’s lead.And Fernando Torres, playing against his former club, had a header saved by Liverpool keeper Brad Jones.The importance of that stop was underlined when the Merseysiders, who had offered very little, levelled against the run of play.Suso’s corner was flicked on by Jamie Carragher and Suarez netted at the far post.Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry (Cahill 40), Ivanovic, Bertrand, Mikel, Ramires, Hazard, Oscar (Moses 76), Mata, Torres (Sturridge 82).Subs not used: Turnbull, Romeu, Ferreira, Marin.See also:Rodgers admits tactical mistakeTerry latest: Chelsea captain will undergo a scan on MondayDi Matteo hoping for good news on TerryChelsea given update on Terry’s injuryBone bruising prolongs Terry’s injury 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

49ers, Ravens mock each other with TD celebrations

first_imgSan Francisco struck first on the pettiness scoreboard after Deebo Samuel … Who’s mocking was better? 49ers or Ravens?49ers. Deebo Samuel’s did a great Lamar Jackson imitation.Ravens. Mark Andrews did a spot-on rendition of Nick Bosa’s move.VoteView ResultsTake Our Poll The 49ers and Ravens showed one good taunting deserves another during their showdown in Baltimore on Sunday.The rainy weather may have affected the play on the field, but it didn’t prevent both teams from expertly mocking each other’s signature celebrations.The Ravens and Niners taking inspiration from each others’ TD dances 🤣🙌 pic.twitter.com/Kb50F0dLFD— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 1, 2019last_img

Nitrogen deficiency showing up

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc.Due to heavy rainfall and saturated soils during the 2018 growing season, it is not surprising to see some signs of nitrogen deficiency showing up in corn fields across Seed Consultants’ sales footprint. Whether applied pre-plant or sidedressed, patterns of heavy rainfall and wet soils increase the likelihood of nitrogen being lost. Because nitrogen is an essential nutrient for corn plant development and ultimately yield, losses will impact final yields this fall.When saturated conditions persist, nitrogen can be lost though leaching or denitrification. Leaching (more likely to occur in course-textured soils) is the process where nitrogen is moved down through the soil profile and out of the root zone where it is not available to plants. The severity of nitrogen loss due to leaching is impacted the intensity and duration of rainfall. Denitrification is the process where soil nitrogen is biologically converted to gaseous nitrogen and lost to the atmosphere. During denitrification, microorganisms break down soil nitrogen and convert it to nitrogen gas when soil is saturated and oxygen is limited.Nitrogen deficiency symptoms initially appear as a “V” shaped yellowing on lower leaves that begins at the tip and progresses toward the stalk. Nitrogen deficiency can also cause ears with tip-back, poor kernel set, and shallow kernel development. Fields that have experience excessive rainfall, ponding, and saturated soils could be exhibiting the symptoms discussed above.While nitrogen deficiency can impact grain yield, another concern for eastern Corn Belt farmers this fall is stalk integrity. When nitrogen deficiencies exist, the corn plant will “cannibalize” its own stalk to produce an ear. As a result, stalks will be weakened and will be prone to lodging this fall. Fields where nitrogen deficiency has been observed should be harvested in a timely manner this fall to avoid harvest losses due to lodged corn plants.last_img read more

Will contest from Patna Sahib, says Shatrughan

first_imgNotwithstanding his differences with the BJP, party MP Shatrughan Sinha said on Sunday he will not change his constituency in the coming Lok Sabha election “whatever the situation”, making clear he would contest again from Patna Sahib seat irrespective of the party decision. “Situation kuch bhi ho, location wahi hogi (Whatever the situation, location would be same),” Mr. Sinha said on the phone from Ranchi. Sitting MPThe sitting Patna Sahib lawmaker has been at loggerheads with the current BJP leadership since the 2015 Bihar election, over several issues. He has often taken a stance at variance with the official party line, including on demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax, and shared the stage with Opposition leaders at an anti-BJP rally in Kolkata in January, where he was projected as the “star speaker”.Wife may enter politics On a recent visit to Lucknow, he had held a meeting with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, giving rise to speculation his wife Poonam Sinha may enter active politics from the Uttar Pradesh capital, currently represented in Lok Sabha by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Asked about it, the actor-turned-politician said he will neither confirm nor deny this. “Poonam Sinha has been busy with social work for long. She is liked by all. People want her to contest but whether this will happen or not only time will tell,” Mr. Sinha, 72, said. Following his meeting with Mr. Yadav, there was also a talk that Mr. Sinha could contest the general election, which must be held by May, on a Samajwadi Party ticket. He had also visited the Samajwadi Party headquarters and joined Mr. Yadav on Jai Prakash Jayanti programme with Yashwant Sinha. The SP and BSP have forged an an alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the general election, deciding to contest 37 and 38 seats respectively.last_img read more