NATCHITOCHES, La. – Looming rain threatened to disrupt opening-day events at the 2019 Southland Conference Championships at Walter P. Ledet Track Complex in Natchitoches, La. Fortunately, every competition scheduled for day one was completed and eight champions were crowned to kick off the conference meet. Five women’s champions were crowned, while three men’s competitors claimed gold medals.Opening the day was the women’s 10,000-meter run, where Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Valentina Campos topped the field with a time of 37:41.16. Her performance bested the second-place finisher, McNeese’s Gladys Jerotich, by 16 seconds. Taryn Surratt of Stephen F. Austin crossed the line at 38:05.91 for third-place honors, earning six points for the Ladyjacks.The men’s portion of the 10,000m was won by Central Arkansas’ Markus Schweikert, who claimed 10 points for the Bears with a 31:43.10 clip. The UCA runner narrowly topped Lamar’s Jamie Crowe, who took second-place honors with a 31:46.65 finish. New Orleans’ Aaron Albert concluded the event less than a second behind Crowe with a 31:47.60 time that earned him a bronze medal.Stephen F. Austin provided a clean sweep of the women’s pole vault field as Nastassja Campbell led the Ladyjacks first place finish, following a vault of 4.12m. In an interesting scenario, second-place finisher Madison Pecot and bronze-medalist Kaylee Bizzell also cleared the 4.12m height. However, Campbell cleared the mark on her first attempt, securing herself the gold medal. Pecot and Bizzell’s finishes were compared based on their attempts back at the 3.92m height, where Pecot cleared the bar on her first attempt. Bizzell vaulted the bar at 3.92m on her second attempt to lock up an all-SFA podium. In addition to their medals, the Ladyjack trio’s successful jumps at 4.12m set a new stadium record.Incarnate Word’s Sarea Alexander entered the day as the favorite in the long jump, ranking second in the nation and did not disappoint. Alexander was pushed by Northwestern State’s Jasmyn Steels who stands as the NCAA’s No. 4-ranked long jumper. Steels concluded the event with a leap of 6.41m but was defeated by Alexander who registered a 6.51m mark for her third career Southland Conference championship in the long jump event. Alexander’s championship cemented her as the most decorated competitor in UIW women’s program history. The first-place finish also made her the second woman in Southland Conference history to win three outdoor long jump titles.Northwestern State secured 24 points in the men’s long jump event after four Demons finished among the top-10 competitors. Jacorious Jeter took first-place honors for NSU with a 7.56m mark. Fellow Northwestern State jumper Markeit Steverson finished in second place with a 7.54m leap, while Isaiah Pittman of Stephen F. Austin finished in the bronze-medal position with a 7.31m mark.Joshua Hernandez locked up a gold medal performance for Sam Houston State in the hammer throw with a 60.23m heave on his final attempt of the day. The Bearkats also claimed the second-place finisher with Aaron Akens who tossed a 59.75m on his second attempt. New Orleans’ Vojislav Gvero finished in third place following a 57.71m throw.Day two of the 2019 Southland Conference Championships begins Saturday morning at 9 a.m. CT with the men’s multi events. The women’s multis will pick up shortly after at 10 a.m., while women’s shot put kicks off field events at 10 a.m. Running events are slated to begin at 2 p.m. with the women’s 1,500m preliminaries. For a complete schedule of events, visit the 2019 Outdoor Championships Homepage.Live video streaming of the 2019 Southland Championships will be available through the Southland Conference Digital Network. Broadcasts can be found via southlanddigitalnetwork.com and on Southland Conference apps.
‘La Force Tranquille,’ an imported gin from neighboring Guinea, known locally as Drip, which was banned in 2008 by the Liberian government, is now back in the country.An investigation conducted by the Daily Observer discovered the banned alcoholic beverage being sold by a young man at the Red Light Market. The young man claimed he bought the product in Guinea.Another man, who claimed to work for a social advocacy group, told the Daily Observer, “This particular product was banned in 2008 and I am surprised that it has come back, though I am not aware that the ban has been lifted by the government.”The young trader said, “I always travel to Guinea to buy this particular product and I travelled through the border with them. I sell them in Liberia and no one has told me it is a banned product.”He said he bought several kinds of gin, packaged in small plastic sachets that he is retailing in Monrovia.However, the social advocate contended that this particular type of liquor is still banned in Liberia.“Before it was banned it was packaged in very small sachets, but now they are bigger,” he observed.The Daily Observer learned that the Liberian government banned the product because for the price of L$5 at which it was then being sold, it was too easily accessible to students.“I am aware that some students would take the liquor in sachets to school. Even children were buying it,” the advocate said.Information on the sachets indicates it is a product distilled in N’zerekore, Guinea. It has a picture of the head of an elephant on its front and the word ‘Energie’ printed in red letters between the product information and the image of the elephant.The young retailer, who was being helped by a young woman, appeared already tipsy, as he found it difficult to join in the discussion, raising issues that did not help.Meanwhile, the Daily Observer could not get officials of the Ministries of Education, Justice or Commerce to give clarity on the status of the product.A Ministry of Commerce official, who managed to speak to the Daily Observer said he remembered the ban on this particular product but he could not confirm if the ban was lifted or not.“I share the concern because the easy access to such a strong drink must concern not only the government but parents as well,” he acknowledged.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…seek to increase quality in construction and manufacturingThe Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) in collaboration with American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) on Thursday hosted a lecture at the Pegasus hotel to inform stakeholders on the importance of codes and standards as it relates to the construction industry.The discussion, which was held under the theme ‘Sustainable Construction’ saw students from eight tertiary institutions across Guyana, who participated in the discussion which was aimed at promoting the use and importance of standards.Executive Director of the Guyana National Bureau of Standards GNBS, Candelle Walcott-Botswick shared her remarks among the gathering of stakeholders and encouraged all to promote the use of standards in society while respecting its value.“We believe that in order for the transition of our culture in Guyana, from one where price takes precedence over quality. We’d like to move Guyana to aJim Olshefskystandard driven society,” she noted.Further she stated that “As students, you must be sensitised on the benefits of standards and conformity assessment which is required for us to build a sustainable and resilient construction sector in Guyana.”Meanwhile, a representative of ASTM International, Jim Olshefsky, also highlighted the importance of standards as it relates to safety and construction.“It’s a great opportunity for us to highlight the longstanding relationship with our partners and focus on standards and codes for a sustainable construction or the foundation for quality, safety and sustainability in construction projects,” Olshefsky related.In the past few days, the lectures were conducted in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.Thursday’s lecture completes one of four activities for the promotion of codes and standards in Guyana.Consumers are also urged to purchase products that are recognised by the GNBS since it is established that those products are of good quality. Currently in Guyana, there are only two manufacturers whose products are conformed to the ASTM standards. These are Gafsons and the Guyana Thermaplastics Limited.ASTM is a body which is responsible for the harmonisation of standards across the length and breadth of the Caribbean Community.
Inter-American Development Bank, Migration Specialist, Alison Elias )third from right) gestures as she makes a point during a meeting with Citizenship Minister Winston Felix; IDB Principal Specialist Joaquim Tres; Operations Senior Analyst, Clevern Liddell; Migration Specialist, Public Management – Sector Specialist, Jason Wilks; and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Resident Representative, Sylvie Fouet; among other participantsCitizenship Minister Winston Felix on Wednesday said he is considering a proposal of financial support from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to enhance the services available in communities where Venezuelan migrants have settled.Minister Felix was at the time leading the Multi-Agency Coordinating Committee on Venezuelan migration to Guyana in a meeting with the IDB, which was held in the boardroom of the Department of Citizenship. He noted that the Government has been trying its utmost to host Venezuelan migrants, which has put some strain on its resources.“As a nation we have budgeted for our people in the host communities, but now we have to take care of those who come… What we have decided is that there are some migrants with no fixed place of abode [and] there are those migrants for whom we should find some place safe from push back [opposition from host communities] and so we have found a section of [Barima-Waini], Region One and we are trying to make an assessment of the requirements to house some sections of the Venezuelans there,” Minister Felix is quoted as saying by the Public Information and Press Services Unit of the Ministry of the Presidency.IDB Public Management – Sector Specialist, Jason Wilks, said the IDB is focused on funding migration related investments, which will not only provide direct aid to Venezuelans, but develop host communities. He asserted too that once the community is developed, the quality of life should be better for all inhabitants.“If we’ve got a Guyanese vulnerable community, with development gaps because the school is not good enough, we can improve that school for the Guyanese … provided that the education policy is in place it will benefit Venezuelan migrants too,” Wilks said.Additionally, IDB Migration Specialist, Alison Elias, said the IDB is focusing on access to identification; access to basic services and access to social services and economic opportunities as thematic areas under which countries may qualify for loans and grants. She also noted that the IDB is focused on nine countries that have been receiving a large influx of Venezuelan migrants. Those countries are Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Guyana.United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Resident Representative, Sylvie Fouet also attended the meeting.
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0Shares0000Salah reacts in tears after being forced off injured in the final. Photo/COURTESYTHE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 8 – Professional footballers’ union FIFPro on Friday called for longer recovery times for top players between matches and when taking long-haul flights, saying current schedules failed to “adequately safeguard health and performance capacity.”FIFPro’s call comes in the run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup next week, ahead of which many players were called up by national squads despite a mandatory FIFA rest period, the union said. Most players “are likely to join their club teams soon after the tournament as well,” FIFPro added, saying “the reality is that many players are coming under extreme pressure to perform at their best in difficult circumstances.”Between February and April, the union surveyed a total of 543 players “including those with clubs in some of the biggest European leagues of England, France, Germany and Italy.”Of those surveyed, 300 players represented their national teams.“In many countries across all FIFPro’s divisions, the number of matches played is too high,” FIFPro concluded in the study, released at its headquarters in Hoofddorp outside Amsterdam.It found that almost half of national team footballers who played 50 or more matches per season are being too stretched by the current schedule.It called on FIFA, leagues and clubs to adopt the following minimum requirements “to protect the health” of professional footballers:— At least 72 hours to recover between matches and as a general rule, not play more than three matches every two weeks.— Extra recovery time after long international flights.— A mid-season break of 10 to 14 days.— An off-season break of four to six weeks.“The survey findings enforce the need for federations, leagues and clubs to pay closer attention to player recovery time,” FIFPro’s chief medical officer Vincent Gouttebarge said.“It is important, for example that all national team members returning to their clubs after the World Cup in Russia are given enough time to fully recuperate,” Gouttebarge added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
5 5 5 5 2. Do not sell Cesc Fabregas – At the beginning of May, Fabregas hailed this season as his best in a Chelsea shirt, despite the majority of his appearances coming from the bench. He told reporters: I feel the quality of my minutes whenever I’ve been on the pitch have been fantastic, so maybe my contribution has been even bigger than when I’ve played more in other seasons. He added: I’ve had to have patience and accept that sometimes these things happen. Play for the team. Of his 29 league appearances, only 13 were starts, but the Spaniard still contributed 12 assists and five goals in a title-winning campaign. Conte often called on the playmaker when results werent going his way or to see out a win and he responded to his managers demands. There is no other player with the vision and ability of Fabregas in the Chelsea team, and there are few in the market who could replace him. Selling him would be a major risk that shouldnt yet be taken. 5 FA Cup final defeat aside, it’s been an excellent campaign from Chelsea – but there’s work to be done.Antonio Conte will be wary of his team failing to live up to expectations after their title triumph and is likely to have been left concerned by their performance in the loss to Arsenal at the weekend.So what do Chelsea need to do over the summer to be best prepared for next season?Scroll through the gallery above to take a look at five things that should be on Conte’s to-do list over the next couple of months. 3. Sign a top quality winger – Despite sealing what was an ultimately comfortable Premier League title, Chelsea didnt intimidate in attack as Tottenham and Manchester City did when they were at their fluid best. Diego Costa was imperative to their success, with no other player in the top flight winning more points for their team than the Brazil-born striker through their goals. Of Chelseas 93 points, 15 of those were won by Costa. But its a gamble for the Blues to rely on him and reinforcements should be made. As brilliant as Eden Hazard can be, theres a tendency for his form to be exaggerated by fans and media alike. Hes not, some might argue, at the same level of influence as Arsenals Alexis Sanchez. And aside from him, Pedro and Willian share a role in the team and few would judge Conte for searching for alternatives to the pair. Chelsea need a balance of top class quality on either wing, just as Barcelona and Real Madrid have. A little competition could even boost Hazards contribution. 4. Sign a striker, whether Diego Costa stays or goes – It shouldnt matter whether Costa pushes for a move or not; Chelsea must enter the transfer market for a centre forward this summer. The former Atletico Madrid strikers form hasnt been great this calendar year and a lack of quality replacement during his dip in influence has been obvious. Despite spending £33m on Michy Batshuayi last summer and his contribution to Chelseas last three league wins with four goals, he doesnt seem the player to come in and take over from Costa. Alvaro Morata has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and a deal for him would make sense. Speculation has also suggested Romelu Lukaku could return to Chelsea, but theres certainly an argument that he wouldnt be much of an upgrade on Batshuayi. Either way, there are plenty of strikers available across Europe. Its down to Chelsea to make a move happen in the coming months. 1. Encourage others to step out of John Terry’s shadow – click the arrow above, right, to take a look at four other things Chelsea must do this summer – John Terry will forever have a place in the hearts of the Stamford Bridge faithful, and deservedly so. But despite playing a minimal role on the pitch in Chelseas title success this season, the decorated defender has carefully made sure he remains the centre of attention. Through his social media activity to his farewell appearance, all eyes have been on him. Its time now, though, to move on. Terry has been an immensely influential figure in the dressing room and its now up to Conte to encourage others to make their voices heard. In recent years there has been sorrow over the exits of Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Petr Cech, but each have been replaced. The departure of Terry should be no different. 5. Take inspiration from Jose Mourinho over his goalkeeping quality at Man United – Asmir Begovic, as expected, has agreed a move to Bournemouth, leaving Chelsea in need of a reserve goalkeeper to take his place. Its a position often neglected and, unsurprisingly, challenging to fill. There arent many keepers wanting to come into a club as a number two. But Chelsea can learn from Jose Mourinhos use of David De Gea and Sergio Romero at Manchester United. The latter was the regular in between the posts for Uniteds Europa League triumph, while the former is still widely considered the best in the Premier League. The importance of having two quality options in goal is growing and Chelsea should be making this position a priority in the market, particularly now theyre back in the Champions League.
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Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland and Paddy Logue Chairman Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee having a look through the newly launched Mulroy Drive brochure which outlines the many attractions and activities available within this area of natural beauty.The Mulroy Drive Tourist & Development Group hosted a successful launch this weekend to a massive crowd in Logue’s of Cranford.The event, which was launched by Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh TD,and attended by Fáilte Ireland CEO Sean Quinn, Mayor of Letterkenny Municipal District Michael McBride, Michael Heaney from Donegal County Council, and Seamús Ó GallachóIr from Údaras na Gaeltachta, along with other Councillors from Donegal County Council, saw the launch the new Mulroy Drive route, complete with maps, brochures, and road signs, as well as a new tourist app.Minister Joe McHugh said at the launch: “I am delighted to attend such a wonderful event, and I am really heartened by the huge turn-out here. Today’s launch sees the Mulroy Drive as the first route in Ireland to get an official extension to the Wild Atlantic Way, which has been mapped by tourist chiefs and acknowledged as an extra route for tourists to visit. “This will encourage visitors to take the 22-mile route around Mulroy, including areas such as Cranford, Milford and Kerrykeel, which I believe will benefit tourists by enabling them to cover more of the county on their travels, and will in turn economically benefit these local areas.“I wish to commend the Mulroy Drive Group (Céide na Maoile Rua) for all their hard work and dedication to this project, which has involved local businesses and community representatives working closely together, over the last year, in ensuring that this process would be carried out with a successful outcome.“I wish to acknowledge the support from Failte Ireland, and the local team, who recognised the potential of this venture and have supported the project from the beginning. I wish to also commend the co-operation between Donegal County Council and Údaras na Gaeltachta, whose help and support to the project was invaluable.“I am delighted to see in attendance today also members from various local companies and small businesses, who brought along information and samples of their products, which further shows the great community co-operation, evident in these communities. It is this culture of local community spirit which is of huge importance to the local tourism industry, and will be further enhanced by today’s launch of the Mulroy Drive.” Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland and Paddy Logue Chairman Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee having a look through the newly launched Mulroy Drive brochure which outlines the many attractions and activities available within this area of natural beauty.Taking shelter from a late May shower in the Forge at Logue’s of Cranford are Michael Mc Ginley of Mc Ginley’s Corner Bar, Kerrykeel Denis Mulhare, Cormac Walsh and Joan Crawford of the Wild Atlantic Way tourist attraction.John Mc Carron of Willow Farmhouse pictured at the launch of the Mulroy Drive initative with Joan Crawford Wild Atlantic Way Team Leader and Dessie & Louise Mc Gettigan of Ripples Restaurant, KerrykeelDenis Mulhare of Rockhill Holiday Park & Activity Centre and Cormac Walsh of the Glen Bar & Restaurant, two attractions on the Mulroy Drive, pictured enjoying a cup of tea in the Forge at Logue’s of Cranford where the Mulroy Drive initative was launched.CEO of Failte Ireland Sean Quinn stokes the fire in Logue’s Forge when he visited the Cranford area to launch the Mulroy Drive which will attract many tourists to the area over the coming months. Included in the picture are Tommy Logue and Patrick Logue.Michael Mc Bride serving up some refreshment to Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland at Logue’s of Cranford where he launched the Mulroy Drive.Minister Joe Mc Hugh welcomes Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland to Cranford where he launched the Mulroy Drive which will be a large tourist attraction over the coming months and years. Included in the picture is County Mayor Michael Mc Bride.Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland, Paddy Logue Chairman Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee, Minister Joe Mc Hugh TD Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs and the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with Special Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources and Seamus O’ Gallachoir Udaras na Gaeltachta, Language & Culture.Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee Chairman Paddy Logue takes the opportunity to express his views to Minister Joe Mc Hugh at the launch of the Mulroy Drive initative on Friday at Logue’s of Cranford.Cllr. Ian Mc Garvey Donegal Co. Co., Michael Heaney Director of Services with Donegal County Council with specific responsibility for Community, Culture, Planning & Economic Development, Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland, Minister Joe Mc Hugh and Michael Mc Bride Donegal County Mayor pictured at the launch of the Mulroy Bay initative.Sean Quinn CEO Failte Ireland, Paddy Logue Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committe Chairman, Minister Joe Mc Hugh and Donegal County Mayor Michael Mc Bride pictured discussing business around the Blacksmiths fire as they prepared for the launch of the Mulroy Drive initative.Joan Crawford Wild Atlantic Way Team Manager pictured at the launch of Mulroy Drive with Minister Joe Mc Hugh and Michael Heaney of Donegal County Council.Paddy Logue Chairman of the Mulroy Bay Tourism & Development Committee addresses the gathering at the launch of the Mulroy Drive which was attended by numerous officials from national & local bodies and government as well as many local residents and business people.MULROY DRIVE GETS OFF TO A FLYING START was last modified: May 31st, 2015 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:Joe McHughlaunchMulroy Drive