Sugar Bears’ Tippett, Ladyjacks’ Daron Receive Volleyball Weekly Awards

first_imgThe Ladyjacks (9-2) extended their winning streak to five matches, defeating ULM, Tennessee State, St. John’s, Stetson, Grambling in Nacogdoches. They conclude non-conference matches with a home tilt Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT against Rice before competing at the North Texas Challenge this weekend in Denton. SFA will see Wichita State, the host Mean Green and Mississippi State. Offensive Player of the Week: Haley Tippett, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Outside Hitter – Roanoke, TexasTippett earned MVP honors at the Central Arkansas Invitational after leading the Sugar Bears to a 3-0 record. The Roanoke, Texas, native turned a pair of double-doubles, her fourth and fifth of the season, and missed out on a third by just one dig. She hit at least .298 in every match. After opening the week with 24 kills and 19 digs against Little Rock, the senior outside hitter added 14 kills and nine digs in a sweep of South Dakota. Closing out the weekend against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Tippett recorded 11 kills and 10 digs. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas senior Haley Tippett and Stephen F. Austin’s Danae Daron are the Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Peyton Redmon, Stephen F. Austin; Taylor Cunningham, Sam Houston State; Sam Dumity, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Defensive Player of the Week: Danae Daron, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Middle Blocker – Crosby, TexasDaron was nothing short of dominant at the front of the net for the Ladyjacks in a five-match week at home. The Crosby, Texas, product tied her career-best in block assists on two occasions this week, racking up seven against ULM and Tennessee State. Daron never failed to total fewer than four blocks in each match she played in, leading SFA in blocks per set with a 1.12 mark in 2018.Honorable Mention: Kaitlyn Grice, New Orleans; Channing Burleson, Northwestern State; Lillian Drever, Abilene Christian. The Sugar Bears (8-2) played a perfect week at home, defeating each of their opponents (Little Rock, South Dakota and Arkansas-Pine Bluff) in straight sets to win the Central Arkansas Invitational. They wrap up non-conference action at the A-State Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark., this weekend, facing the host Red Wolves, Jackson State and Southern Illinois. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

ESPN, TV5 join forces for rebranded ‘ESPN 5’

first_imgAmerican sports network ESPN and Philippine broadcast station TV5 on Thursday announced a long-time partnership that would bring a more comprehensive coverage to Filipino sports fans.With the partnership, the all-sports channel Sports5 will be rebranded to ESPN5 .ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Regular season NFL games up to the Super Bowl will also be shown on local TV.A SportsCenter Philippine Edition that will be produced from the TV5 studios.“Our partnership with ESPN, long recognized as the worldwide leader in sports, gives us tremendous upside in the quality of sports programming that we bring to the market,” said TV5 President Chot Reyes.ADVERTISEMENT Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kyrie Irving says Boston is ‘a real, live sports city’ LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Mike Morrison, Vice President and General Manager of ESPN APAC, said the collaboration will allow the two brands to “jointly serve millions of sports fans in the Philippines with exceptional content and coverage.”“We are very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we bring ESPN’s great content, and decades of experience in sports media together with a dynamic leader in Philippine sports broadcasting like TV5,” he said in a statemnt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe collaboration will bring forth new content on top of what TV5 already broadcasts on Philippine television such as the PBA, Fiba, UFC, and Philippine SuperLiga, among others.TV5 will now be able to show ESPN studio programs, X Games, ESPN’s Big Fights library, the 30 for 30 series, IndyCar Racing, and the NCAA tournaments. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Govt admits caucus on oil sector strategy was mundane

first_imgGovernment has now admitted that the recent high-level caucus for Cabinet Ministers to engage global thinkers and experts on natural resource management as part of the agenda to prepare for petroleum production in 2020 and beyond was, in fact, mundane or low-key.Acting Prime Minister Carl GreenidgeActing Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, made this admission to the media recently, stating that the caucus was not aimed at learning something new, but exchanging experiences with those who have been teaching or working on petroleum issues across the globe.“…to exchange with them the challenges that we face, the arrangements we have in place to deal with some of those challenges, and to hear from them how other countries confront those challenges – be it the press, general stakeholders or companies,” Greenidge explained.According to him, the experts who participated in that caucus requested Government to set out broader objectives: the type of structures currently in place or being considered, and to state how it saw the international community in all of these arrangements. He said, “It may sound mundane or low-key, but that is very important to Ministers who have policy responsibility for the oil.”Based on persistent calls for Government to renew the current contract it has with ExxonMobil, the acting Prime Minister reiterated the position of the Government – it did not have any plans to revisit the contract. The Government has been advised against that by the experts who attended the caucus.“As an academic, Minister, regional and international public servant, there has never been an occasion in which you do something that is difficult and you don’t ask yourself, ‘have I done the right thing?’, and you don’t check with others with what they think. That is the case here. In this point of time, we have noted the clamour and taken into account the specifics and see no reason for revisiting the contract.”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had said while international advice was good, he also called for the Government to interact more with the local experts and civil society.“They haven’t seen it fit to include the Opposition. They haven’t seen it fit to engage civil society in a manner that will address their concerns,” he said, while explaining that Government did not even have to formally engage the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).“Even if the people bring the best practices from around the world and speak to this Cabinet about it, there is no guarantee that they will implement any of those things, because they have been given world-class advice prior to this and until now they have ignored it. It’s absolutely no guarantee. It’s a show. They just parading the people to say they are doing something about the sector,” he observed.The event was facilitated by Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs through its New Producers Group, and featured world-renowned experts Sir Paul Collier, noted Professor of Economics at Oxford University; Sir Shridath Ramphal, Caribbean statesman and advisor; Eric Parrado, former Manager of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Chile; Ambassador Patrick Duddy, Lecturer, Duke University; Dr Valerie Marcel, Chatham House Fellow; Professor Matthew Andrews, Harvard, Kennedy School of Government; Professor Peter Harrington, Harvard, Kennedy School of Government and Natural Resource Governance Institute Advisor Patrick Heller.last_img read more

Nostalgia in a cone or a cup

first_imgAttempts to rebuild the Farrell’s chain with a couple of Orange County locations failed because of a business skirmish. At Mountasia, the early 1900s ambiance is preserved. American flags dot the ice cream parlor, and waiters belt out a dizzying array of birthday songs, just like in the ’60s and ’70s. Its operators say the Farrell’s formula could be successfully dished out elsewhere. But a few years ago, an agreement to build more Farrell’s locations went awry, ending up in court. Now, the future of Farrell’s is cloudy. “We’ve had a lot of success with the Farrell’s here in Santa Clarita,” said Michael Fleming, managing partner of the location. “And we used it basically as a test market, to see if the concept was viable in modern times, as it was in the ’60s and ’70s. And we feel that it definitely is.” Many years have passed since Bob Farrell, 79, bowed out of running the chain of ice cream parlors bearing his name. Farrell opened 55 stores across the United States from 1963 to 1972; then he sold all of them to the Marriott Corp., which opened 85 more. In the 1980s, Marriott sold the parlors, only to take them back and then shut down nearly every one, according to court records. In 1996, Herman Chan, who scooped ice cream at a Farrell’s when he was a teenager, bought the Farrell’s trademark and trade names. In 2000, Chan signed deals with Parlour Enterprises Inc., Michael Fleming’s company, to build Farrell’s subfranchises in California. In 2003, Parlour Enterprises had finally found investors and was about to open two locations in Orange County when Chan’s Kirin Group Inc. terminated its agreement with Parlour over a dispute about legal fees. The Orange County locations never opened. Parlour sued, winning $6.6million in a jury trial for lost profits and franchise fees. Earlier this month, the California Court of Appeal reduced the judgment to $200,000. “The reasoning was that all of these (estimated) damages for lost franchise fees, lost profits were so speculative that they should not have even been presented to the jury,” said William Hanley, an attorney for Chan. Chan could not be reached for comment, and Hanley declined to say what Chan’s plans are for the Farrell’s brand. Fleming said his company still has legal options to contest the reduction in the judgment. “Hopefully, when it’s all said and done, the Parlour Enterprises group will be able to continue to build the Farrell brand,” Fleming said. Fleming, 55, remembers going to the Farrell’s San Fernando Valley locations when he was a teen – it was always a good hangout after a high school football game, he said. Anyone celebrating a birthday could expect singing, sirens and shouting, along with the overwhelmingly huge Zoo. Farrell lives in Vancouver, Wash., and lectures on customer service. When he created his eateries, which served plenty of hamburgers along with ice cream, he chatted with New York deli owners to learn their secrets, he said. But his parlors’ success took on a life of its own when waiters invented their own routines and songs. “I never realized how much Farrell’s meant to these families; it was like going to Disneyland,” Farrell said in a phone interview. In Santa Clarita, Fleming tries to keep true to the original Farrell’s atmosphere. The siren his waiters sound for birthdays comes from a 1948 police car – an eBay purchase. Farrell said he likes the Santa Clarita location. “I would like to see them bring it back the way we ran it, the way we did the old one,” Farrell said. “People love it, they come back – it’s a repeat business.” (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY Zany birthday songs. A gigantic ice cream concoction called “The Zoo,” carried to the table on a stretcher accompanied by a mock-solemn drumbeat. A nostalgic 1900s atmosphere touted with “Farrell’s Features Fabulous Food and Fantastic Fountain Fantasies for Frolicking Fun-Filled Festive Families.” This was Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours, a popular teen hangout in the 1960s and 1970s that dotted Southern California malls and street corners and spread across the country. Now, only a few remain. One is at Mountasia amusement center in Santa Clarita, open since 2001. The location receives nostalgic Baby Boomers making pilgrimages from as far away as San Francisco. Many customers who enjoy the Tiffany lighting, black-and-white-checkered floor tiles and player piano with a touch-screen monitor are unaware that a legal battle is playing out in court over the Farrell’s brand. last_img read more


first_imgThe HSE has been notified of a tragic unexpected death in Donegal; the HSE extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. Currently HSE staff are liaising with the families in relation to this incident and all supports are being made available to provide assistance at this very difficult time.Staff from the HSE are also working closely with the local community to provide support and information. A drop-in session has been organised and will take place in the local Community Centre in St. Johnston this afternoon from 16.00 -18.30 for parents who have any concerns about their young people and for young people who may be affected.The HSE has also contacted all GPs in the surrounding area to advise them of the support services available.The HSE Public Health Department in the North West is again reminding people of the danger of taking substances including an ecstasy like substance known as Double Cross and/or Double Black.The Public Health Department is advising that people should not take these substances and if their friends are in possession of these that they should not be consumed. Those who take drugs should be specifically warned of potential dangers linked to these substances or using drugs in combinations.It is important that anyone displaying negative side effects following the use of drugs seek medical help immediately.HSE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOLLOWING TRAGIC AND UNEXPECTED DRUG DEATH was last modified: May 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathDrughealthHSEnewsSt Johnstonsupportlast_img read more


first_imgHe may not have won the RTE Sports Star of the Year Award.Jason with dad Conor and AP McCoy at the RTE studios after the awards.But there’s no question Ballybofey boxer Jason Quigley walked away with best-dressed sports personality at the event in RTE on Saturday night.The world silver medalist looked a knock-out in a sharply-cut three piece navy suit from Evolve in Letterkenny. The clothing store made sure Jason packed a punch on the night as he was interviewed by sports presenter Darragh Maloney.Even jockey and overall winner of the Sports Star Award AP McCoy was overheard after asking Jason who his tailor was!Jason again revealed he was considering many options he had on the table including a number of offers to turn professional.  SHARP-DRESSED JASON PROVES A KNOCK-OUT AT RTE AWARDS was last modified: December 23rd, 2013 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:AP McCoyJason QuigleyRTE Awardslast_img read more


first_imgSome of the huge crowd which turned out in Letterkenny last night for the official switching on of the Christmas lights. PIc by Brian McDaid of Cristeph Studio.Christmas officially started in Letterkenny last night as hundreds of people turned out in the town for the official switching on of the festive lights.A perfect November evening put a smile on young and old faces alike as Christmas jumpers and Santa hats proved the order of the evening.Leah MUllen gives us the thumbs-up with mum Bella just before she turned on the Christmas lights in Letterkenny.Special guest on the night was Leah Mullen from Glenswilly who was officially chosen to switch on the lights after winning an art competition. And just minutes after Leah switched on the lights, a very special guest was given a lift into Market Square by the local fire service.He may be resting before his big trip but Santa looked fit and healthy and raring to deliver presents across Donegal on December 24th.Compere Keith Fletcher did a great job as did chairman of the local municipal authority Cllr Michael McBride.Santa arrives in style. Pic by Brian McDaid of the Cristeph Studio.Many local businesses got into the spirit of things and handed out cookies and hot chocolate. Town manager Dessie Larkin said the evening couldn’t have went any better.“I have been at the switching on of the lights for many years bu I think tonight was one of the best.“There was such a family atmosphere and a feeling that the countdown to Christmas has now officially started.“The people of Letterkenny should be very proud of themselves because they really put their best side out tonight,” he said. Sean Gallagher and family make the big man feel very welcome in Letterkenny. Pic by Brian McDaid.  HUGE CROWDS TURN OUT AS LETTERKENNY OFFICIALLY LIGHTS UP CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 29th, 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:Christmas lightsdonegalLeah MullenletterkennySANTAlast_img read more


first_imgCouncillor Patrick McGowanWORK is set to begin on upgrading a section of road where two people have died in road traffic accidents.Phase One of the Blackburn Bridge Realignment Scheme on the N15 is long overdue, said Cllr Patrick McGowan.The bridge is 2kms south of Ballybofey on the route between the twin towns and the Gap. “I have have been pushing for this accident black spot to upgraded for a long time now,” said Cllr McGowan.“Two fatal accidents linked to the substandard alignment have occurred on this section in the last 10 years. The length of the section is 2.5 km.”The proposed scheme will involve widening and realignment to Standard Single Carriageway, a new bridge structure to cross the Burn Daurnett river is included, he said.   MAJOR UPGRADE FOR ACCIDENT BLACK SPOT ROAD was last modified: December 8th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyBlackburn Bridgecllr patrick McGowanupgradelast_img read more

Anger over HSE decision to scale back respite services at Sea View House

first_imgDonegal TD Pearse Doherty had hit out at government ‘penny-pinching’ which is limiting respite services at Sea View House in Mountcharles.Services are provided five days a week (Mon-Fri) since the RehabCare Group took over responsibility for the facility.It has now been revealed that the HSE received tenders from six separate service providers, all for a 7 day service. A parliamentary response issued to Doherty TD showed that six outside service providers had made bids to provide respite care at Sea View. All bar one had submitted tenders for both a five day service and a seven day service, while one bidder tendered for a seven day service only.Pearse Doherty has hit out at the HSE’s decision to opt for a scaled-back plan.“The document also reveals that under the seven-day option, the service would have delivered 1,344 bed nights for adults and children with a range of support needs, and during weekends and holiday periods would have operated on a 24 hour basis,” Deputy Doherty said.“Yet, the five-day plan which is what has been awarded by the HSE only commits the operator to provide 1,000 bed nights for patients while there is no provision made whatsoever for holiday times or weekends.” Deputy Doherty says the people of Donegal deserve better.He said: “This is one of the clearest demonstrations I’ve ever come across of shameful penny-pinching by the Government and HSE.“By choosing to award a five day contract with no weekend cover they have effectively told those requiring respite support in the south of the county that services are only available between Mondays and Fridays and that they should not make any plans to take a rest or have a break away from looking after their sick loved ones outside of that.“Everyone knows that parents of sick children in particular are most likely to need and avail of respite services whenever their children are off school such as at weekends or during school holidays, yet this will not be an option for them now owing to this decision.“Everyone appreciates and understands that the HSE must keep costs in mind and must operate within budget however Government has repeatedly and deliberately chosen to starve the health service of cash while prioritising tax cuts for the wealthy and allowing the cost of state capital and other projects to overrun with zero to little oversight. “The people of Donegal deserve better than this: they deserve access to health services which are fit for purpose and which meet the needs of some of our most vulnerable in society, yet they are being failed time and time again by this Fine Gael government.“This situation is not good enough and I will continue to highlight this injustice with the Minister and the HSE at every available opportunity in advance of respite services being transferred over to the new operator in the Autumn.”Anger over HSE decision to scale back respite services at Sea View House was last modified: June 28th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

49ers’ Taylor out after foot surgery, more injuries come in exhibition opener

first_imgSANTA CLARA — While the 49ers safely kept most of their top players out of Saturday night’s exhibition opener, three still got hurt in the opening quarter, and then news broke of a more significant injury.Trent Taylor, one of the 49ers’ top wide receivers, underwent foot surgery Friday, general manager John Lynch revealed on KPIX’s television broadcast during the 49ers’ 17-9 win over the Dallas Cowboys.Thanks everyone for reaching out! Just missing a couple of games but I’ll be back soon and …last_img