FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Dalesia Booth is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Sunday.Booth closed out the regular season in impressive fashion, laying down 15.5 points per game on 41.4-percent shooting. The guard’s balanced play pushed the Islanders (23-7, 17-3 SLC) to their first Southland regular-season title in program history. Booth added seven steals and 12 rebounds over A&M-Corpus Christi’s final two games in order to lock up her second weekly honor of the season.The Islanders look to capture a tournament title at the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament.Basketball Player of the Week – Dalesia Booth, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Sr. – Guard – San Antonio, TexasBooth averaged 15.5 points and six rebounds in the Islanders’ final two regular-season wins. She collected a season-high four steals against the Bearkats on Thursday to go along with seven rebounds and two blocks. She also moved up to No. 3 on the Islanders’ all-time scoring list with 12 points against SHSU, bringing her career total to 1,278 points. In A&M-Corpus Christi’s finale, Booth scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting along with a trio of steals. Booth has reached double scoring figures in each of the Islanders’ last seven games and 23 times throughout the season.Honorable Mention: Dominique Golightly, Abilene Christian; Kacie Fountain, Nicholls.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.
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Bettors have a new handicapping tool in their programs at all Stronach Group tracks – the weight of horses.The Stronach Group is the first Thoroughbred racetrack operator to include the weights of horses in the past performance lines of its handicapping programs. This includes Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.“We’re always looking for innovative handicapping tools to help our bettors, and this is something bettors domestically and internationally began asking for last year,” said The Stronach Group’s COO Tim Ritvo.The Stronach Group tracks began collecting the information last spring. The information has been shared with bettors on the track simulcasts since last summer.“This is data-driven world, and we’re excited about adding this data to our programs as we continue our growth internationally,” Ritvo added. “Bettors and horsemen have used this information in the past to find out a horse’s optimum racing weight. We believe you can never provide enough information.”Horses at all Stronach Group tracks have been weighed on a scale located in the paddock areas. That information has been shared on each track’s daily simulcast since last summer.The Stronach Group is North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, home of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and is one of North America’s top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Jürgen Klinsmann may not take his usual place on the bench of Hertha Berlin this weekend in the match facing Bayern at the Olympic Stadium in the German capitalAna. According to Bild, the German coach has an expired license and it is possible that he will not be allowed to train the Berlin team. This German newspaper says that, on Tuesday, Hertha received a notification from the DFL warning of this situation endangering the presence of his coach in the band of the Olympiastadion in Berlin before the Bavarian team. In that statement, the DFL reminds Hertha of its commitment to present the documentation before the meeting of this day and Bild assures that this situation has not yet been resolved. In order to train in Germany, the Federation requires its own license or an equivalent obtained in another country and that they consider valid. Klinsmann has it, and taken out in Germany more than two decades ago, but he cannot prove that he has carried out the process necessary for its renewal. These licenses require a renewal every three years demonstrating an additional 20 hours of training that, according to Bild, Klinsmann would have done in Mexico and Brazil but it is still necessary to present the documentation that proves that everything has been done according to the rules and that allows him to continue exercising . The DFL does not want this situation to lengthen and in its statement it assures that it “relies on a quick solution.” In fact, the Bild newspaper itself considers it “unlikely” that Klinsmann does not feel before Bayern although it is an option that exists. Dfrom the Federation, cAs a solution to prevent this from happening again, they have offered Klinsmann to participate in a congress of elite coaches to be held in February in Mainz in order to prove the necessary training for renewal.“The documentation is in my home in California”Jürgen Klinsmann himself wanted to explain the case in Bild and that is because this whole situation is due to forgetfulness. The German coach left the documentation at his home in California, which is currently empty. “When I got on the plane to Berlin I didn’t think I would need my trainer license and my accreditation for additional training because I didn’t think I was going to coach Hertha. At Christmas, I forgot the documents and now there is no one in my house in California because my wife is living in the city where our daughter studies. I am trying to present all the necessary documents, “said the coach.
(1) BERRANCA/POLLY B (2) SONADOR EXPRESSS /IDON’TKNOW (3) AGAKHAN/PIZARRO (4) LEGAL ARENA /TWILIGHT CITIZEN (5) RAISING THE BAR /GOLD MEMBER (6) RUNAWAY GIRL/KING D Both Super-6s start anew on tomorrow’s Win Dem Wheelz Grooms’ Appreciation Day 11-race programme at Caymanas Park, the first of these commencing in the first race over 1300 metres, where the recent winner, BERRANCA, and POLLY B should have a battle royal for top honours in a field of eight. POLLY B, who has been knocking a the door in recent weeks, boasts superior speed and will, no doubt, set off in front with ZUGULU and RALLY BABY in hot pursuit. But the Anthony Nunes-trained filly BERRANCA won’t be far away and, coming off a recent fast-time win with top apprentice Linton Steadman again in the saddle, should catch and beat POLLY B from the convenient mark of 51.0kg. The second race over 1600 metres for maiden four-year-olds and up looks tailored for the lightly raced SANADOR EXPRESS, with the improving 4.0kg claiming apprentice Andre Powell aboard. Trained by Clifford Atkinson Jr, the 4-y-o filly by Camadon out of Fireontheocean caught the eye on her debut last Saturday, finishing two lengths third (staying on) to PRINCESS STATISTIC over 1200 metres, despite being slowly into stride. Now better for the experience and a mile more suitable, SONADOR EXPRESS should win from MR TOPPER TOP MAN and IDON’TKNOW in a field of 10. AGAKHAN, with smart apprentice Bebeto Harvey in the saddle, should be rewarded for his consistency in the third race for $450,000 – $400,000 claimers over 1100 metres. The trip is ideal in a small field of seven. PIZARRO and the speedy GAGA LADY are twin dangers. The improving LEGAL ARENA won by all of 10 lengths in maiden company last Saturday and is tipped to repeat in the fourth race over 1300 metres for non-winners of two. Champion jockey Shane Ellis has retained the ride aboard LEGAL ARENA, who should lead home stable-companions TRADITIONAL STORM and TWILIGHT CITIZEN. The last two races in the first Super-6 should be won by the fleet-footed RAISING THE BAR (Halledeen up) and RUNAWAY GIRL under title chasing jockey Omar Walker. Their respective dangers are GOLD MEMBER in the fifth over the straight and KING D in the sixth. FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES
CHRIS Greatwich challenges Turkmenistan midfielder Didar Durdyýew. August dela CruzFormer national team great Chris Greatwich gets a shot at redemption, albeit in a different role.The hero of the Azkals’ 2010 AFF (Asean Football Federation) Suzuki Cup run and current Kaya Iloilo coach has played in some of the biggest matches in the country’s recent history.ADVERTISEMENT Having scored twice in the Azkals’ miraculous run in the AFF Suzuki Cup in Hanoi in 2010, Greatwich also endured setbacks with the squad, the last of which came in the AFC Challenge Cup in the Maldives where the Azkals missed out on the prestigious Asian Cup.Convinced by coach Thomas Dooley to assist him in calling the shots for the Azkals in their biggest game yet against Tajikistan in the final AFC Asian Cup qualifier on Tuesday, Greatwich can finally fulfill one of the dreams he started nurturing 14 years ago when he represented the country for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“With the importance of the upcoming game, he (Dooley) really pushed me if it was viable to assist him for this upcoming game and training camp,” said Greatwich, whose teammates in the 2010 run—Phil and James Younghusband and Neil Etheridge—are all expected to feature against the Tajiks.“It’s an incredible feeling to be back, being on the bench, singing the national anthem especially with such an important game coming up.” In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Mendez topples Reed in Alveo IronMan 70.3 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I think being able to pit your wit against some of the stronger teams in Asia. It will be a really incredible achievement first and foremost because if you would have said this 14 years ago when I started that we’d have the potential to go and play against Australia and Japan and Korea, we would have said you are crazy and we would have no chance, but the fact that we’re one game away from that, I think its incredible.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Greatwich said his familiarity with players have come in handy in his job assisting Dooley, who has led the Azkals to an unbeaten record in qualifying, although the team’s last three games all ended in draws.“It’s nice to see things from the other side,” he said.“I think the players know the magnitude of the game. Our job is to let them go into the game relaxed and confident so they can perform to their capabilities.”Having witnessed the sport’s popularity stall the past three years, following a huge rise in following due to their exploits in the Suzuki Cup, Greatwich hopes qualification to the Asian Cup will “reawaken” football in the Philippines again.“In the grander scheme of things, this game will have huge significance because we’ve come a long way,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism View comments
“In your performance do not settle for mediocrity, for this world is increasingly becoming competitive. What is modern today may so quickly become obsolete by daybreak tomorrow,” Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai cautioned 518 individuals who graduated from the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) Round 4 over the weekend in Monrovia.VP Boakai told the graduates to consider their learning as a privilege, which they should cherish rather than letting it become out of date by failing to apply the best or average of what they learned over the years.Boakai wants the young graduates to understand that learning has no limitation and therefore, they should not be complacent with what they had acquired to qualify them to graduate.“I know that this step comes from the hard reality that both males and females share similar needs when it comes to preparing themselves to serve their country. This is a positive and welcoming shift in the direction of gender balance that will never remain the same,” Boakai said.He commended the Gender Ministry for what he called its collaboration with service providers such as the National Adult Education of Liberia (NAEAL) and EDUcare-Liberia to implement the project, which has so far witnessed the successful graduation of 970 adolescent girls and 200 adolescent boys from the EPAG program.Gender Minister Julia Duncan Cassell said she was pleased that young girls and boys willingly showed up to learn something for their own benefit.The program was introduced in 2009 by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to empower young girls and boys to be able to rely on themselves after receiving skills training that will enable them to successfully contribute to the rebuilding of the country.Of the 518 graduates, 100 were from the Pipeline Community in Paynesville, while the rest of the girls came from Grand Bassa, Margibi, and Montserrado counties.The graduates were awarded certificates in their various disciplines.The EPAG is the Ministry of Gender’s pilot skills training program geared towards enabling girls and young women in particular, as well as a small portion of the male population, to gain access to self-empowerment after acquiring skills training.It is part of the World Bank Global Girls Initiative, which is implemented in Haiti, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Jordan, Laos, Rwanda, Nepal and Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…says company dispatched circular that operations had been closed until further noticeThe stand-off between the dismissed Guyanese bauxite workers and the Russian-owned bauxite company, RUSAL, continues with the company now recruiting persons from the nearby communities.This was revealed by Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) President Lincoln Lewis in a telephone interview with Guyana Times on the matter. He stated that the dismissed workers, along with others who are on strike, are encouraged by the stance that the government has taken, but were awaiting actions to follow suit.GB&GWU PresidentLincoln LewisAccording to Lewis, persons blocking the section of the Berbice River leading to RUSAL’s local arm, the Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI) operations in Aroiama, Region 10 have refused to desist from this form of protest until they are satisfied with what the company offers. This also means that RUSAL needs to obey the laws of Guyana, he added.Meanwhile, GB&GWU Branch President Ephraim Velloza stated that workers were forced to strike because they had been locked out of the work premises by RUSAL after they raised concerns about the one per cent salary increase that was being offered to them.“RUSAL failed to engage discussions with us about the proposed one per cent increase when they (RUSAL) told us about it. They told the shift of workers there at the time and then told the shift that was supposed to come in at the night that the operations were closed off until further notice. We did not strike, the company sent a notice, a circular, saying that the operations were closed,” he explained.According to Velloza, after the notice was received, RUSAL then selected its own workers to continue operations and those workers were contacted personally by the company management.GB&GWU Branch President Ephraim Velloza“Those who did not heed their calls were locked out; hence, the strike and protest occurred, but it was only after us being locked out, these happened. We were locked out all because the company did not want to have any dialogue about the salary increase. RUSAL’s contract contradicts Guyana’s collective labour agreement and this is a fact,” he related.In addition, despite reports by the BCGI that the fired workers were under contractual obligations not to take any form of industrial action, the workers are claiming that they did not sign a contract.But the company held out that workers signed contracts which stipulate they could be dismissed if they down tools and as such, justified firing the workers for breaching their contracts which is a ‘usual practice’ in the mining sector.Nevertheless, residents and disgruntled workers from Kwakwani, Linden, and those in Aroiama will be camping out on Friday night at the protest site.The families of the affected workers as well as other residents in those communities are expected to be in attendance to stand in solidarity with bauxite workers who have been and are currently employed by RUSAL.
SIMI VALLEY – Students from two high schools converged on a post office last week to mail 250 care packages they helped assemble to reach American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by Valentine’s Day. “It will be nice if we can get it to them by Valentine’s Day, but it would be good any day of the year,” said Hannah Westerdoll, 16, one of the Santa Susana High School students who joined in the effort. The care package program was organized by For the Troops, a nonprofit organization formed last year by Simi Valley resident Paula Cornell and Janie Josephson of Woodland Hills. At Santa Susana High, it was turned into a contest called Let’s Give Back, with the winning class getting a pizza party. She said although she and Josephson didn’t know anyone serving abroad personally, they wanted to develop a grass-roots, nonpolitical effort to show they cared. “We’re just trying to make a difference,” Josephson said. “We’ve gotten e-mails from guys and gals saying they can’t believe they got a care package from someone who was not related. It’s very gratifying.” Murray Shapiro of Chatsworth, a highly decorated Army veteran who was in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II, came out Thursday in uniform when the packages were mailed because his son is involved in For the Troops and he wanted to show support. Shapiro, 83, said he can still remember how happy he was to get the packages of kosher salami, cookies and other gifts he received from loved ones during World War II. “It shows people care,” he said. Cornell said she was motivated to form the For the Troops organization because of her husband Jim’s military background. He served in the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in 1969. One of the For the Troops volunteers was Toni Choma of Simi Valley, whose husband, Stephen, is a Marine stationed in Iraq. “This is a great opportunity to help as many soldiers as I can,” she said. “They really need it. I know my husband appreciates it.” Sara Liebman, the advisory program coordinator at Santa Susana, said ninth-, 10th- and 11th-grade classes participated in the Let’s Give Back contest to see which class could collect the most items. Students from Simi Valley High’s Key Club also helped put together the care packages. “This will be a pickup for Valentine’s Day,” said Mackenzie Seibert, 15, one of the Simi Valley High students. “It shows that people care for (the troops) and support them back in the states.” The For the Troops wish list includes candy, cookies, nuts, power bars and dried fruit, nonprescription medications, magazines, handheld games, travel-size board games and puzzles, DVDs, CDs, athletic socks, plastic storage bags, ground coffee, beef jerky and AA and AAA batteries. Josephson and Cornell said they are interested in obtaining the names of more local people serving in the armed forces who would appreciate receiving the care packages. Information on the organization is available at www.forthetroops.us. email@example.com (805) 583-7602 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Community service is an important part of their education,” said Principal Pam Carter, who was at the post office Thursday. “The kids were very excited about this, and we are thrilled to be able to do it.” Josephson and Cornell said the focus was really on the troops overseas. “They say this really builds their morale,” Josephson said. “It’s so heartwarming to feel we are bringing a little touch from home.” Some of the packages are sent with notes written by elementary and high school children. “We shipped 209 packages Dec. 19 and got e-mails from soldiers who said they got them Christmas Eve,” said Cornell, expressing confidence many of the packages mailed Thursday would arrive by Valentine’s Day.
“Think you know Fort St. John?” asks recreation programmer Marissa Jordan. “Put your skills to the test at the 2015 Energetic Amazing Race! Enter a team in the adult or family division and race to finish in the top three to win a prize pack.”Registration is free but there are only 40 spots available so those interested are encouraged to sign up sooner then later.“Whether you’re a group of friends, family or corporate team – all are welcome to partake.”- Advertisement -The event is being kicked off with a barbeque and pre-race party – all proceeds going to the SPACA. Participants will then have two and a half hours to scurry across the city to complete their tasks.There’s also a call for volunteers and sponsors. If you are interested, contact the Visitors Centre at 250 785 3033.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! GLENDALE – A man in his 30s was killed over the weekend in a late-night collision on the 134 Freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported. The unidentified man was driving on the westbound Ventura Freeway when he struck another car at 11:15 p.m. Friday near northbound Interstate 5, CHP Officer Alex Gonzalez said. According to witnesses, the man got out to inspect the damage to his vehicle when another vehicle hit his car and killed him, he said. – Daily News Wire Services