UCA’s Smith, McNeese’s Dunn and Hicks Named Southland Players of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Breylin Smith and McNeese’s Darion Dunn and D’Andre Hicks are the Southland Football Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Smith claimed his second consecutive Offensive Player of the Week honor after leading the Bears (7-2, 5-1 SLC) to an impressive 45-17 road victory over Lamar. The sophomore tipped the efficiency charts, converting 30-of-37 pass attempts for four touchdowns and 434 yards. He also added in a trio of carries and a rushing touchdown in the UCA victory to keep the Bears in first place among Southland standings. Smith and the Central Arkansas squad will look to push their win streak to five games at home this Saturday at 3 p.m. CT against Southeastern Louisiana.Dunn nabbed his first Defensive Player of the Week award this season after boosting the Cowboys (6-4, 4-3 SLC) to a 30-20 win at home over Northwestern State. The junior locked down the McNeese defense with four tackles, two pass breakups and a pair of interceptions. Dunn’s impressive play came in the Cowboys’ home finale and marks their third consecutive victory.Hicks registered his first Special Teams honor after returning a pair of kicks for the Cowboys for 122 yards and one touchdown Saturday against NSU. The sophomore’s score came on a 96-yard kickoff return, pulling McNeese within one point (7-6) just 13 seconds after the Demons first touchdown. Hicks and the Cowboys will return to action this Saturday on the road against Nicholls in a 3 p.m. kickoff.Offensive Player of the Week: Breylin Smith, Central Arkansas – R-So. – Quarterback – Conway, Ark.Smith was nearly flawless, completing 30 of 37 passes (81%) for a career-high 434 yards and 4 touchdowns in three quarters of action. The sophomore completed five passes of 25+ yards to 10 different receivers, while also adding in a rushing touchdown. Smith led the No. 9/10 Bears to a season-high 505 yards of total offense, averaging 7.4 yards per play.Honorable Mention: Julien Gums, Nicholls; Cody Orgeron, McNeese; Devonte Williams, Southeastern La.Defensive Player of the Week: Darion Dunn, McNeese – Jr. – Cornerback – Oakdale, La.Dunn completed a pair of interceptions in McNeese’s 30-20 win over Northwestern State this past Saturday. His two picks led to 10-total points for the Cowboys. Dunn’s first interception sparked a seven-play drive for McNeese that resulted in a field goal to close the NSU lead to 10-9. His final interception of the game came late in the third quarter on the Cowboys’ 46-yard line, igniting a 21-point McNeese run. The junior cornerback now has a pair of two-interception games this season.Honorable Mention: Sully Laiche, Nicholls; Ferlando Jordan, Southeastern La.; Cameron Godfrey; Central Arkansas Special Teams Player of the Week: D’Andre Hicks, McNeese – So. – Kick Returner – Punta Gorda, Fla.Hicks produced McNeese’s first score of the game on a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, marking his first of the season and his first since the Cowboys’ 2018 season finale against Lamar. Hick’s return stands as the fourth-longest in school history. He concluded the contest with a pair of returns for 122 yards and a 61-yard return average for the evening.Honorable Mention: Hayden Ray, Central Arkansas; Austin Dunlap, Southeastern La.; Enrique Carmona, LamarSouthland 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

NU fends off FEU for 1-0 lead in PVL Finals

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Aiko Urdas delivered a pair of clutch hits for NU and FEU committed a couple of costly errors from Heather Guinoo and Celine Domingo to end Game 1.Sato added 12 points while Jasmine Nabor had 46 excellent sets. Urdas finished with eight points and 16 digs.Czarina Carandang paced the Lady Tamaraws, who were without team captain Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza, with 17 points.Pons and Atienza are focused on playing for FEU in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament and likely to miss Game 2 as well.ADVERTISEMENT After frustrating him in NCAA, Thompson looks to turn tables on Amer in PBA Santiago, who averaged 26 points per game in the semifinals, picked up where she left off with 23 points, including four blocks and four service aces. “The game was a bit tight but I give it to the evolution of the team,” said NU coach Babes Castillo. “They played a bit relaxed under pressure, though, they have yet to find the balance between being relaxed and assertive.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We will try our best to win. Hopefully, very, very convincingly. We have to limit our errors, we want to be more intelligent and organized,” Castillo said.The Lady Bulldogs blew a big lead twice. The last instance was in the fourth set where the Lady Tamaraws rose from six points down, 21-15, to tie the match at 22 after Risa Sato’s attempt went out. LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its record unblemished but not after overcoming a gritty stand by Far Eastern University, 25-22, 21-25, 25-18, 26-24, in Game 1 of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Finals Wednesday night at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Jaja Santiago dominated anew for the Lady Bulldogs, who shoot for a finals sweep and a perfect season in Game 2 on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Family of burnt infant seeks public assistance

first_imgThe family of 20-month-old Ranveer Oselmo is seeking public assistance for the infant because he has suffered severe burn injuries that have left him in dire need of medical attention not available in Guyana.The infant was, on Monday last, rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after his body was accidentally set on fire at home. Reports are that heBurnt infant Ranveer Oselmohad somehow found his way next to a kerosene stove, which toppled over, causing fuel to be spilt on his body, thereby resulting in the blaze.He was admitted to the GPHC, but doctors at that medical institution discovered that he had sustained deep second degree burns over 35 per cent of his body, necessitating priority treatment to save his life which is offered only in the United States. This is as he has no usable skin remaining to graft burnt parts of his body.Family members of the young burn victim have reached out to the Saving Hands Emergency Aid (SHEA) organization, which has quickly adopted his cause as its most recent charity.SHEA is appealing to the public to lend a helping hand to young Ranveer’s cause by making donations towards offsetting the expenses to be incurred in transferring Ranveer to the US for urgent care. These expenses include airfare for the transport of the infant and his caregivers, as well as the cost to undergo the necessary medical procedures.Persons willing to make a donation can do so through the organization’s online platform via the link: http://savinghandsemergencyaid.org/ranveeroselmoSHEA would like to assure potential donors that the organization is a publicly funded charity which is managed by volunteers, and that 100 percent of all contributions will be directed towards the mission of saving the life of young Ranveer.last_img read more

Flyers wrap up season with team awards

first_imgMost dedicated player – Todd Alexander Best Defensive player – David Alexander Most Gentlemantly player – Jeff Fast Most popular player – Tyler Loney Advertisement The Fort St. John senior Flyers held their year-end banquet and awards night on the weekend. Once again leading the way for the Flyers was Kip Noble, who repeated as the team’s top scorer, as well as MVP of the regular season.  Noble posted an impressive 66 points (18+48) in 24 regular season games, before suffering a major injury in game 4 of the semi-finals against Spirit River, and returning only for the final game of the McKenzie Cup. Award winners include: – Advertisement -Regular season MVP – Kip Noble Playoff MVP – Ian Munro Rookie of the year – Jeff Shipton Advertisement The Flyers posted a 24-1-1 record in the regular season, winning both the Lawrence Cup (as NPHL regular season champs) and their first Campbell Cup (as NPHL playoff champs). Congratulations to all of the Flyers, and good luck in the 2010 Allan Cup season.last_img read more

Everton want AC Milan midfielder – but they are not the only ones

first_img1 Juraj Kucka in action for AC Milan Everton are interested in AC Milan midfielder Juraj Kucka, but face competition for his signature from Torino.The 30-year-old Slovakia international appears to be edging towards the exit door at the San Siro and has plenty of admirers around Europe.According to Tutto Mercato, Torino are eying a deal for the 30-year-old but are aware of Everton’s intent of bringing him to the Premier League.Kucka has featured regularly for the Italian giants this season, scoring four times in 30 appearances.The Slovakian has been capped 54 times for his country and is expected to move on this summer, with Everton eyeing a potential deal for the influential midfielder.last_img

Trojans trying to avoid more drama

first_img Washington (1-5) would be winless without a victory over lowly Idaho and USC hosts Washington State and Stanford the following two weeks before traveling to face sinking Cal. “Man, we need to come out and blow people out,’ USC wide receiver Steve Smith said. “We’ve had enough close games already.’ But even with players like Smith weary of the recent emotional finishes, Carroll worries the Trojans (6-0) will play down to the level of their opponent, which happened in a closer-than-expected victory against Arizona two weeks ago. “We want to be hard to beat again, that is a big mentality for us,’ Carroll said. “But right now it is not showing up as clearly as it has in years past.’ Carroll craves a game like last year’s 45-7 blowout of Arizona State, where USC put together a complete performance. It could happen today. Then again, USC has lost seven of the past 11 games at Husky Stadium. The one Carroll remembers was a last-second 27-24 loss to 2001 during his first season. The schools’ fortunes have changed drastically since then. Washington was ranked No. 11 in the nation and USC entered the game with a 1-3 record. But that loss was Carroll’s only other visit here and it still lingers. “That one really hurt,’ Carroll said. Today, USC figures to inflict the pain. This should be a game where Matt Leinart erases those nagging doubts about his sharpness and maybe even tailback LenDale White gets reintroduced to the offense after a one-week sabbatical. Or maybe even tight end Dominique Byrd and fullbacks David Kirtman and Brandon Hancock will see a few passes? But let’s not get too carried away. “It hasn’t been necessary in the games yet for that to happen,’ Carroll said. “(Byrd) is doing a nice job, he is blocking well, it just hasn’t been a necessary part of the game. It is going to happen. It will pop up. I know he is probably a little bit frustrated by it. He will catch a lot of balls by the time the season is over.’ Uh huh. Byrd caught 37 passes in nine games last season. This year, he has caught just 12 passes in six games. That’s a minor quibble, though, for a team seeking its third straight national championship. Just because the game of decade occurred last week, USC needs a short memory or last week’s dramatic victory won’t mean anything. “We created a lifelong memory but we wouldn’t forget a loss at this point either,’ offensive lineman Winston Justice said. Scott Wolf can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SEATTLE, Wash. — Another game already? Around USC, people are still talking about last week’s thrilling victory over Notre Dame, no matter how many times Trojans coach Pete Carroll tells his players to forget about it. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The Notre Dame game is one of those things, I haven’t thought about it unless I get asked,’ center Ryan Kalil said. “But I get asked a lot.’ Even though the Trojans are sequestered in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, Carroll doesn’t want to totally endorse leaving home, because that goes against the traditional coaches’ code. “In one regard, it’s good to get out on the road,’ Carroll said. “In another, it would be nice to have a home crowd. “We talked about how this is a classic situation where all of the media is going to ask all of the questions about letting down the next week. We are going to try to show you that we can go the other way and we can perform better than you can imagine us to perform.’ Although Carroll would never admit it, USC’s schedule gets a lot easier beginning today. After grueling victories over three teams (Oregon, Arizona State, Notre Dame) ranked in the top 25 when they played USC, the Trojans enter the cushy phase of their schedule. center_img “Pretty much everyone is asking me,’ USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett said. “But that’s in the past. At least that’s what we’re told all the time by coach Carroll.’ Although USC completes a brutal stretch of four road games in five weeks, the schedule might assist the No. 1-ranked Trojans today. They get out of Los Angeles and away from the Notre Dame afterglow that gripped the campus and play Washington, a team no one will confuse with the Irish. last_img read more

Photo library: Cities 6

first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Cities contact sheet (508KB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: The city centre.Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: People on theirway to work in the morning,up Strand Street, one ofthe city’s major roads. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: People on theirway to work in the morning,up Strand Street, one ofthe city’s major roads.Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Capeprovince: The morning walkto work along Strand Street,one of the city’s majorroads. Photo: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Cape Town, WesternCape province: Statue ofPortuguese sea explorerBartholomew Dias, inAdderley Street in the citycentre. Dias and his crewwere the first Europeansto round the Cape. Photo: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natalprovince: Hotels line theNorth Beach shoreline. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natalprovince: The city centre. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natalprovince: The Royal YachtClub, with hotels in the background. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natalprovince: The city centre. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageCITIES 6: {loadposition cities}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library?Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

OABA Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshop

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio AgriBusiness Association will hold two Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Workshops next month, Feb. 24 in Crestline, Ohio and Feb. 25 in Custar, Ohio.The OABA’s Anhydrous Ammonia Task Force has planned an educational training program for 2016, which features an interactive, hands-on format designed to help participants “learn by doing.” Participants will spend the morning in a classroom setting, and will then move to a nearby anhydrous facility to apply the information presented in the first portion of the training. Participants will break into smaller, more interactive groups to participate in hands-on breakout sessions throughout the facility.The training features experts from both outside and within the industry, along with government regulators. Highlights include NH3 properties and characteristics, emergency procedures, rules and regulations, and much more. EVENT INFORMATIONDates/LocationsFebruary 24 – Crestline, OH Sunrise Cooperative 3000 W. Bucyrus St. Crestline, OH 44827February 25 – Custar, OH Legacy Farmers Cooperative – Agronomy Center 9266 Custar Rd. Custar, OH 43511Time – 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.; registration at 8 a.m.Training sessions will be held outdoors. Please dress accordingly.last_img read more

Klettersteig Mürren – Gimmelwald GC1DDQ5 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK July 18, 2011

first_img SharePrint RelatedT5 Klettersteig caching in AustriaSeptember 21, 2017In “Community”Phenomenal geocaching community stories from 2017December 26, 2017In “Community”A little adrenaline never hurt anyone — Klettersteig Schweifinen (GC2FX7P) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 27, 2014In “Community” The view from near “Klettersteig Mürren – Gimmelwald”This emoticon is used often on the Klettersteig Mürren – Gimmelwald (GC1DDQ5) cache page. Here’s why. The traditional cache involves an extreme form of mountain climbing. Its earned it’s terrain five rating with a breath-taking climb up sheer cliffs and nail-biting crossings on wire thin suspension bridges.  The cache is not for the faint of heart.Still more than 55 brave geocachers earned the smiley emoticon for logging the Swiss cache.  The geocache has also earned 10 Favorite Points. Spaki placed the cache in 2008.The pictures posted to the cache page tell the story. Geocachers with only a metal step between them and hundreds of feet of thin air. Safety does come first, especially while climbing. Mandatory equipment for the cache includes a climbing helmet, climbing harness, climbing set specially designed for via ferratas (sling with 2 carabiner hooks).On the way to Traveling to the cache siteContinue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Indian Man in Dubai Gets Deportation Orders for Forging Parking Ticket

first_imgAn Indian man in Dubai has been awarded a suspended jail term of three months and deportation orders for faking a parking ticket in the UAE. He was apprehended on March 10 in Al Rafaa, after the ticket placed on his car was caught to be fake.The 25-year old Indian man, who has not been named, was recently convicted by the Dubai Court of First Instance for forging a parking ticket issued by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in March, and awarded a suspended jail term of three months, Khaleej Times reported. The court also ordered his deportation to his country. The accused had used Adobe Photoshop to make a copy of the original ticket to avoid the charges of using the paid parking facility, which is managed by RTA.The forgery came to light when an RTA inspector on duty doubted the genuineness of the ticket placed on the dashboard of the parked car in Al Karama, Gulf News reported. When the inspector checked the ticket, it turned out to be fake.“There was a car with a ticket that looked like an original one, but it was fake,” Khaleej Times quoted the RTA inspector as saying. After confirming the fakeness of the ticket, the RTA official informed the police, who identified the Indian car owner and summoned him. The inspector, who alerted the police about this incident, told the prosecutor that the car owner produced the forged ticket before the police as well.The accused told the court that he used the forged ticket only once, and that too by mistake, Gulf News reported. When questioned by prosecutors, he said that he photocopied the parking ticket and then forged it using the software Adobe Photoshop.The general directorate of criminal evidence and criminology said in its report that the two paid parking tickets seized from the Indian accused man were fake, Khaleej Times said, adding that the ruling has been appealed. Related ItemsDubaiUAElast_img read more