Myers led Central Arkansas in nine batting categories over the weekend. She batted .563 with a .938 slugging percentage, collecting multiple hits in four of the Bears’ five games on the weekend. In Saturday’s contest against LIU Brooklyn, the senior shortstop recorded a home run and two doubles with four RBIS. She finished the week with nine hits and six RBIs to go along with three doubles. She also had a .632 on base percentage. This is the second hitting award for the Bears and first weekly award for UIW this season. Leal earned the win for all three of UIW’s victories at the Madeira Beach Showcase this past weekend. She tied a career-high when she fired six strikeouts against Villanova on Friday in a complete-game effort. She also tossed a complete game in a 3-2 win against Alabama State on Saturday. The senior from Kyle, Texas, started Sunday’s game against Eastern Michigan and gave up just three earned runs, striking out three in her five innings of work. She ended the week limiting opponents to a .291 batting average.Honorable Mention: Megan Landry, Nicholls; Micaela Bouvier, Northwestern State; Amie Cisneros.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. Softball Hitter of the Week – Kate Myers, Central Arkansas – SS – Sr. – Tulsa, Okla. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Kate Myers and UIW’s Sarah Leal are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Myers led the Central Arkansas (7-9, 0-0 SLC) offense at the EMU Madeira Beach Invitational, tallying wins against LIU Brooklyn and Villanova. Leal picked up three wins in the circle for UIW (3-6, 0-0 SLC) at the same tournament. Softball Pitcher of the Week – Sarah Leal, UIW – Sr. – Kyle, Texas Honorable Mention: Amanda Gianelloni, Nicholls; Alli Daigle, Southeastern Louisiana; Bryana Novegil, Stephen F. Austin.
REAL MADRID boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez are in a battle for the club’s next Galactico.Zidane has “set his heart” on signing fellow Frenchman Paul Pogba from Manchester United, claim ESPN.1 Real Madrid are in a tug of war between boss Zinedine Zidane and president Florentino Perez for Paul Pogba and Christian EriksenBut club stalwart Perez has targeted Tottenham’s out-of-contract wantaway midfielder Christian Eriksen – and hopes to do a deal with Spurs chief Daniel Levy in January.Perez believes he can get the Denmark playmaker on the cheap, with a possible £30million deal just six months before his Tottenham deal ends.He thinks the club needs an Eriksen type of player, rather than Pogba, who clashed with former United boss Jose Mourinho.United want £180m for Pogba, 26, which makes the Eriksen deal even sweeter for Perez.However, Eriksen, 27, would prefer to stay in North London and leave on a free in the summer, having missed out on a move to Madrid in the summer.He can sign a deal with a foreign club from January – and would get a huge signing-on fee if he left it until June.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneLos Blancos have got off to a mixed start this season, with pressure already growing on Zidane.They have not yet won in the Champions League, but they are top of La Liga despite indifferent form.Latest Manchester United news’Live Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonThe Frenchman is convinced Pogba wants a move to the Bernabeu, even though Perez has told him United chiefs do not want to sell the World Cup-winning midfielder.Madrid could also do a deal with United or Spurs, with Gareth Bale touted as a sweetener in any deal.The Welshman has had a fractious relationship with Zidane and a permanent transfer or even long-term loan could be beneficial to all parties.Man United boss Solskjaer blasts flops and says ‘You’re going to get me the sack’
…points to lack of specialists, substandard public healthA key United States report on Guyana’s healthcare system has given a harsh analysis of the standards of local public emergency care, hospitalisation and surgery as currently being offered to the Guyanese public.The US report gave a harsh analysis of health care in GuyanaAccording to the US Department of State’s Crime and Safety Report, medical care in Guyana leaves much to be desired. It states that while care is available for minor medical conditions, there is a lack of appropriately trained specialists and substandard hospital care.“Medical care is not equal to US standards,” the report states. “Care is available for minor medical conditions, although quality of care is inconsistent. Emergency care and hospitalisations for major medical illnesses or surgery are very limited, due to the lack of appropriately trained specialists, below standard in-hospital care, and poor sanitation.“Visitors are advised to bring prescription medicine sufficient for their length of stay and should be aware that Guyana’s humid climate may affect some medicines. Some prescription medicines, mainly generic, are available.”When it comes to contacting emergency medical services via the 913 number, the report warns that the number is not always operational. In addition, it notes that an ambulance is not always available, while there are few private ambulances.“Serious illnesses and injuries often require travellers to be medically evacuated to where adequate medical attention is available. Such medevac services are very expensive,” the report stated.Besides being expensive, the report notes, such services are generally available only to travellers with travel insurance covering medevac services or those who are able to pay for the service in advance. The report carries a quotation for the medical evacuation, which it says can range from $40,000 to $200,000.VaccinationAccording to the report, mosquito-borne viral infections such as Chikungunya, Dengue, Yellow Fever, Malaria, and Zika are significant health risks. But while the report notes that Chikungunya and Dengue Fever have become endemic, it states that Yellow Fever and Malaria are prevalent in the interior.“Personnel travelling to Regions One, Seven, Eight, Nine and 10 are advised to use malaria prophylaxis. All US Government personnel are advised to obtain Yellow Fever vaccination prior to travel. There are no prophylactic therapies for Dengue and Chikungunya.”Reminding that in January 2016, the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) had issued a Level Two Travel Alert for countries hit by the Zika Virus, the report recommended that the most prudent strategy was to prevent mosquito bites through repellents, treated bed nets, window screens, and air-conditioning.The US State Department also warned that instances of water-borne diseases increase during periods of flooding. It, therefore, advised visitors to use only bottled or purified water for consumption purposes. It also advised that special precautions be taken when eating fruits and vegetables, especially during the rainy seasons.“Leptospirosis, while not common, is a viral infection spread via rodent droppings and waste. Given the limitations of the sanitation system, one should exercise caution, including vigilant hand washing after outdoor contact and vaccination of pets that may contract the disease from food bowls and other exposed surfaces that rodents may traverse.“Special attention should be paid to Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).“In addition to elevated infection rates among high-risk populations, data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that Guyana has among the highest prevalence rates in Latin America and the Caribbean,” the report goes on to state. (Jaryl Bryan)
0Shares0000Former Super League official Ian Smith told AFP a culmination of many years of taking flak from fans and then leaving the Rugby Football League (RFL) after almost two decades meant he hit rock bottom in 2016 © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISWARRINGTON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – For many fans the referee is a pantomime villain and fair game for abuse but former Super League official Ian Smith has spoken of the huge toll constant criticism had on his mental wellbeing.The 52-year-old told AFP a culmination of many years of taking flak from fans and then leaving the Rugby Football League (RFL) after almost two decades meant he hit rock bottom in 2016. But Smith turned the corner with the help of the Offload project, sharing his experiences with other men in an effort to improve mental health in the northwest of England — a role he says has given him a new identity.He says being a referee — despite having his two touch-judges alongside him — was a lonely role, although during a match he would not have the time to register the abuse.“Fans are just passionate and desperate for their team to win,” Smith says. “We are the pantomime baddy aren’t we?“They become blinkered when the decisions don’t go their way so that amount of negativity, and when people constantly tell you you are poor and some of the language can be choice it chips away at your mental wellbeing.”The frank and engaging Smith says his post-match assessments of his performances would affect weekends spent with his long-time girlfriend and sometimes he would not want to leave the house.“That stress becomes a little bit more, you become more anxious and six months into a season you realise emotionally and mentally you aren’t in a very good place.”Smith did not confide in his colleagues as he felt that would reveal a weakness and they might wish to benefit by taking a big game from him. He says the fans do not register there is a human being wearing the referee’s shirt.“A lot of people you have contact with afterwards and at social events say ‘my word that Ian Smith, he is actually a good bloke’.“The shirt is the facade and it is the shirt they are shouting at, not necessarily at the person behind it.“However, there is a person behind that facade and if he is not mentally strong and has fallible points it is hard for him to get over sometimes.”– ’10 feet tall’ –Smith says after he had cut ties with the RFL he felt he had lost his identity — it was not just a job but “a vocation, a love”, and he put on a brave face to his girlfriend and his daughter from a previous marriage.“I had no reason to get up in the morning,” he says. “It was my life and there was a void that I just couldn’t fill with any sort of other work.Former Rugby League referee Ian Smith leads an ‘Offload’ mental health session in the Warrington Wolves dressing room in Warrington on January 23, 2018 © AFP/File / PAUL ELLIS“I would have loads of masks so when she (his girlfriend) came home from work I had been an emotional wreck a lot of the day trying to find work I didn’t really want to do.“However, half an hour before she came back I would say ‘right, come on, put happy mask on, yeah, yeah everything is fine’ when it really wasn’t.”Their relationship has survived — when he hit a wall in July 2016 he came clean to both her and his daughter and his life changed for the better once he heard about the Offload project.Offload is a men’s mental fitness project involving a number of rugby league clubs — Salford Red Devils, Warrington Wolves and Widnes Vikings — and charity Rugby League Cares, delivered by former players and officials at the clubs’ stadiums.The content is devised by the State of Mind Sport charity.“I was advised ‘just tell your story — there are like-minded men on it who have all got their own back stories and some of which might resonate’,” says Smith.– ‘Bullying’ –“The trigger of emotional bullying and negativity — people in all walks of life and industries can feel that and when I told my story people would say ‘yeah that happened to me in the factory or workplace’.“Every time I tell my story and get feedback from the guys feels like my own therapy class, makes me feel 10 feet tall, gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning.”Smith revelled in the role of facilitator at last week’s Offload fixture — which attracted around 50 attendees — mixing humour with emotion and acting as the catalyst for some lively discussion.“When I left the RFL my identity had gone. Now I have a new identity and I am a presenter for Offload and State of Mind,” he says.“I have so much more to give and I can’t wait to continue this journey.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
So how will Brendan Rodgers set his Celtic team up in his first competitive game as manager?The Scottish champions get their Champions League qualification campaign underway in Gibraltar against Lincoln Red Imps and will be without Stefan Johansen and Charlie Mulgrew.Rodgers could give his youngsters a start, but there’s every chance the more experienced heads will get nod to try and get the club off to a good start in the first leg.Will Leigh Griffiths continue in a wide role, playing off Moussa Dembele? Here, talkSPORT looks at a possible Celtic line up, so click the arrow above, right, to see the predicted XI and let us know which team you’d like to see. 8. Scott Brown (central midfield) 9. Leigh Griffiths (wide forward) 1. Craig Gordon (goalkeeper) – click the arrow above, right, to see the possible Celtic line up in squad number order 4. Efe Ambrose (centre back) 10. Moussa Dembele (striker) 63. Kieran Tierney (left back) 11 11 11 28. Erik Sviatchenko (centre back) 11 19. Scott Allan (central midfield) 11 11 11 22. Saidy Janko (right back) 11 11 27. Patrick Roberts (wide forward) 11 11 6. Nir Bitton (central midfield)
Experience the spectacular scenery along the “Inishowen 100” scenic drive. Over Mamore Gap, Urris, Clonmany, through Ballyliffin and onto the Isle of Doagh. That’s the script from this brilliant new promotional video for Inishowen.Click to Play and enjoy. INISHOWEN IN A CAMPER VAN – NEW TOURISM VIDEO SHOWS OFF PENINSULA TO THE WORLD was last modified: April 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:INISHOWEN IN A CAMPER VAN – NEW TOURISM VIDEO SHOWS OFF PENINSULA TO THE WORLD
The Argentina international has been a hit at the Ligue 1 club since joining from Manchester United in 2015, winning 10 trophies and scoring scoring 57 goals across 150 games.He told the club’s official website: “It is with great pleasure that I renew my commitment with Paris St-Germain.“For three years now, I have found here, in Paris, an extraordinary opportunity to flourish.“Day after day, I feel honoured and extremely motivated to participate in such an ambitious project, as it does not exist anywhere else in Europe. latest Most Popular Football Stories Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ revealed scrap “With my team-mates, we still have many beautiful and big stories to write together to continue to increase the dimension of Paris St Germain on the map of international football.”PSG have won 11 games from 11 in Ligue 1 this season and are already eight points clear at the summit. BEST OF Di Maria sings new deal with PSG tense Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Angel Di Maria has signed a new, three-year deal with Paris St Germain.The 30-year-old will now stay at the Parc des Princes until June 30, 2021. gameday cracker Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions LATEST The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Ervin Santana, who finished his rookie season 12-8, gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings to finish the season strong, winning each of his final four starts. “His talent is real, but getting the chance to grow with the experience he was getting was very important,” Scioscia said. “After the first six or eight starts when he’d have one good game and one bad game, he settled in. He changed things with his pitch selection and made the adjustments experience can teach you if you pay attention. And he certainly is.” Scioscia said he’ll reveal his pitching rotation today, but he is likely to go with Jarrod Washburn in Game 3 in New York, following Games 1 and 2 starters Bartolo Colon and John Lackey in Anaheim. Either Paul Byrd or Santana will start Game 4 in New York. Offensively, the Angels got a three-run home run from Juan Rivera and two stolen bases from Chone Figgins, giving Figgins the most in the majors this season with 62. “I went around personally and thanked all my teammates for letting me accomplish something like this,” said Figgins, who also finished as the team leader in hits (186) and runs scored (113). ARLINGTON, Texas — A game that figured to mean very little a few days ago turned out to be big for the Angels, their 7-4 win over the Texas Rangers Sunday afternoon at Ameriquest Field securing home-field advantage against the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series, which will start Tuesday in Anaheim. The Angels needed, and got, a three-game sweep of the Rangers, and also needed Boston to beat the Yankees on Sunday. “Considering what we had to balance in with our priorities, we did a heckuva job,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We accomplished what we wanted to. We got guys rested and we got home-field. Everything had to fall into place perfectly and it did.” Photo gallery: Angels vs Rangers The Angels’ big three in the bullpen Brendan Donnelly, Scot Shields and Francisco Rodriguez combined for three scoreless innings to finish it off and got the necessary work in to be ready for Tuesday’s opener. Rodriguez got his 45th save, tying Cleveland’s Bob Wickman for the American League lead. It was one short of Bryan Harvey’s team record and more than Troy Percival ever got in a season. The 95 wins is the second most in club history, behind only the 99 wins by the 2002 team. ANGEL NOTES: The Angels are a lot more confident entering the playoffs this season compared to last season, when they were swept by the Boston Red Sox. Last season, the Angels clinched the division on the second-to-last day of the season, they clinched with five games remaining, allowing them to set up their pitching rotation and rest many of the regulars. “The whole lineup’s much stronger,” Scioscia said. “We were missing guys the end of last year. We didn’t have (second baseman) Adam (Kennedy, knee surgery), or (left fielder) Jose (Guillen, suspended by team), (third baseman Dallas) McPherson was inexperienced. One of our best lineup’s was (Alfredo) Amezaga at second and Figgins at third. I think we’re in better shape now than we had been at any point toward the end of last year.” … Scioscia will put together his lineup in the playoffs similarly to how he lined them up in the final month of the regular season. Against right-handed starting pitchers, Steve Finley will play center field and Figgins will play third base. If Garret Anderson’s back is sound enough for him to play left field, Scioscia can choose Rivera or Casey Kotchman as his designated hitter. If Anderson can DH only, then Rivera will play left field. Against left-handed starters, Figgins will play center field and Robb Quinlan will play third base. Rivera and Anderson will fill the left field and DH spots, based on Anderson’s health. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tags: French Ligue 1top Lyon have defeated Marseille 37 times. (Photos by Agencies)Olympique Marseille are slowly but steadily relinquishing Champions League football next season as a string of bad results have seen them drop into 6th on the standings.With just three games to play in the season, Rudi Garcia’s side find themselves in a desperate situation as they are now required to take all 9 points from their last games and pray the three teams above them falter, so as to return to Europe’s ultimate club showpiece.Poor is the right word to use when describing Marseille’s form of late as they have won only two of their last 7 Ligue One games and are currently 8 points off the top three.The 1-1 draw away to out of form Strasbourg last week further highlighted what a trying season it has been for one of French football’s most adored sides.On Sunday, they have a chance to close in on the Champions League when they host third placed Lyon at the Orange Velodrome Stadium.The Choc des Olympiques, like the rivalry is commonly know in France, will have adverse effects on who finishes third as Saint Etienne is also waiting to pounce on Lyon’s woes.Unlike Marseille, Lyon seem to be picking form of late having taken 7 out of a possible last 9 points with victories over Angers, Bordeaux and then a draw at home to high-flying Lille.With 37 victories as compared to Marseille’s 36, Lyon go into the game as slight favourites but like the recent Choc des Olympiques have proved, small margins are set to decide who win the contest.The French Ligue one week-36 action will begin on Friday night with another mouth-watering fixture pitting 4th placed Saint Etienne hosting Montpellier (5th) at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.With Lyon away to Marseille on Sunday, Jean Louis Gasset’s side have a chance to temporarily go 3rd as they currently sit only a point behind Bruno Genesio’s side.However, they face one of Ligue One’s most in-form clubs in Montpellier. Der Zakarian’s side head into the encounter having won four of their last six games whilst losing only once.The goals of striking duo of Andy Delort and Gaetan Laborde have seen Montpellier make a late surge for Europe and with 8 points separating them from third spot, they are also still dreaming of a spot in the Champions League.Etienne have some serious injury concerns going into the contest with Neven Subotic, Gabriel Silva, Lois Diony and Kevin Monnet-Paquet all struggling with injuries.For Montpellier, only Ruben Aguilar is side lined due to injury.The other fixture to look out for in Ligue One this weekend will be PSG’s visit to Angers on Saturday afternoon.PSG have endured a trying period of late, winning only one of their last six League games and as a consequence, seen their lead at the top of Ligue One cut to 16 points by Lille.PSG have won only one of their last 6 Ligue One games.Last week, they drew 1-1 at home to Nice with Edinson Cavani missing a late penalty to compound their misery. After the game, star-player Naymer clashed with Julien Draxler, further highlighting that all is not well at the Parisian club.With top scorer Kylian Mbappe still out due to suspension, Tomas Tuchel’s side are still not at full strength but will be tipped to take care of Angers.The other Ligue one fixtures to look out for will be Monaco’s visit at Nimes, free-scoring Rennes host relegation-bound Guingamp while second placed Lille are at home to Bordeaux.The Ligue One fixtures this weekendFriday, 10-05-2019-Saint Etienne vs Montpellier @9:45pmSaturday, 11-05-2019-Angers vs PSG @6pm-Amiens vs Toulouse 9pm-Caen vs Reims 9pm-Dijon vs Strasbourg 9pm-Nice vs Nantes 9pm-Nimes vs Monaco 9pmSunday, 12-05-2019-Rennes vs Guingamp 4pm-Lille vs Bordeaux 6pm-Marseille vs Lyon 10pmComments
Donegal death notices for today, Thursday, July 27th, 2017.Gráinne BOYLE (née Curran)Gráinne Boyle (nee Curran, Teelin) Kilcar, Co Donegal, peacefully at home after a long illness. Sadly missed by her loving husband Aodh, her children Kieran, Louise, Shaunie, Paul, Gráinne & Kevin, her daughters-in-law Tracey and Sinéad, son-in-law Donal, her grandchildren Seánie, Cillian, Matthew, Kayleigh, Eoghan and Alannah, brothers, Francis, Jimmy, Kieran, sisters, Margaret, Nora, Kathleen, Sheila, Ann, Bríd & Máire, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.R.I.PReposing at her daughter Louise’s home in Kilcar, from today, Thursday, 11am. Removal to St Cartha’s Church, Kilcar, for Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Saturday, 29th July, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. House private tonight (Wednesday) and from 11pm-11am on Thursday and Friday night.Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Friends of Sligo General Hospital or Donegal Cancer Bus, donations can be made through Currans Funeral Services or any family member.Cara COLLINS (née Byrne) 3 Forkhill Road, Newry, Down / Culdaff, DonegalCollins (Newry) July 25th, 2017. Peacefully at Southern Area Hospice, surrounded by her loving family, Cara (nee Byrne), dearly beloved wife of the late Paddy and devoted mother of Ursula, Patrick, Shauna and Caroline and much loved sister of Nancy.May She Rest In Peace.Funeral from her late residence, 3 Forkhill Road, on Friday at 12 noon for 12.30pm Requiem Mass in St. Catherine’s Church, Dominic Street. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.Our Lady Queen of the most Holy Rosary pray for her. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sorrowing son, daughters, sister, sons-in-law Glenn, Craig and Fergus, daughter-in-law Rachel, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and the entire family circle.Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to the Southern Area Hospice c/o Heaney-Keenan Funeral Directors, 53 Patrick Street, Newry, BT35 8EB.Patrick HARKINSt. James Road, Greenhills, Dublin / Moville, DonegalHarkin, Patrick, 25th July 2017, (St. James’s Road, Greenhills and formerly of Moville, Donegal) (peacefully) surrounded by his loving family at Peamount Hospital; beloved husband of Pauline and loving dad of Carmel, Monica and Felim. Sadly missed by his loving wife, children, sons-in-law, Enda and Tilman, grandchildren Daragh, Oisín, Conn, Fiachra and Leon, sister Mary, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. May he rest in peace.Reposing at his home on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm. Funeral Mass on Friday at 11.30am in Church of the Holy Spirit, Greenhills and afterward to Newlands Cross Cemetery.John MANGANMossfield, Churchill, Donegal Funeral Mass in St. Colmcille’s Church, Glendowan at 1pm on Friday, July 28th with burial afterwards in Gartan Graveyard. Family flowers only please. Donations to Irish Wheelchair Association.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: July 27th, 2017 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:donegalobituaries