UCA’s Lira, Svensson Headed to NCAA Regionals

first_imgCONWAY, Ark. – For the first time in school history, the University of Central Arkansas will be sending two individuals to the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regionals as senior Fernanda Lira and junior Emma Svensson were among the six individuals selected Wednesday for the Tallahassee Regional.Lira, from Mexico City, Mexico, and Svensson, from Halmstad, Sweden, will join the field of 384 golfers playing in four regional tournaments on May 7-9. The Tallahassee Regional will be played at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club, with Alabama as the No. 1 seed. From the four regionals, the top six teams and top three individuals not on those teams – a total of 132 golfers – will advance to the national championships on May 18-23 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. The final three days of the championships will be televised live by the Golf Channel.Lira finished third at last week’s Southland Conference Championship with rounds of 75-73-75 for a 10-over 223. Svensson finished fourth with rounds of 75-78-71 for a 224. Svensson won two tournaments this season and averaged 73.2 strokes per round in 29 rounds. She will be playing in her second NCAA Regional after participating in 2016 in the Baton Rouge Regional.Lira had six Top 10 finishes and averaged 73.3 strokes per round in 29 rounds. Svensson was the Southland Conference Golfer of the Month for February and April, while Lira won the award for March. UCA finished as runnerup at the 2018 SLC Tournament for the fourth straight year.Lira was the 2015 SLC Freshman of the Year, followed by Svensson taking the award in 2016. Both players are two-time first-team All-SLC selections, with the 2018 awards set for release on Thursday.last_img read more

13 homeless after fire guts Hadfield Street homes

first_imgTwo houses have been gutted and 13 persons have been rendered homeless following a Monday afternoon fire of unknown origin in Hadfield Street, Georgetown.The aftermath of the fire which left 13 homelessGuyana Times understands the fire started in a one-storey wooden house located at Lot 69 Hadfield Street, where one of the occupants of the home – an elderly woman — was at home with her grandchildren. Neighbours say smoke was seen emanating from the house, but its occupants managed to escape unharmed.Alarmed at the flames, residents immediately called the Guyana Fire Service (GFS), which arrived promptly. While they were unable to save the adjacent houses from destruction, the firemen were able to control the blaze and prevent it from spreading further to the other buildings which were in close proximity to the inferno.When this publication arrived at the scene, firefighters were battling the blaze in efforts to contain the fire. A tenant, Patrick Hall, one of ten persons who resided in the house where the fire started, related that he was returning home from work when he saw smoke emanating from what used to be his dwelling. In disbelief, he quickly made it over to the front of the house, but was unable to save anything from burning. The 40-year-old is now counting his losses and contemplating his next move, as his sister and her seven children, who had been residing with him for the past decade, now have nowhere to stay.The house to the east of this building was almost flattened. It was occupied by 3 persons, who were inconsolable in their anguish as they counted their losses as well.GFS officials who were at the scene battling the blaze were unable to state definitively what had caused the fire. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.GFS Divisional Operations Officer Gregory Wickham told this publication that two buildings were completely destroyed.“We have two buildings that have been completely destroyed, and two others have been slightly scorched. Upon arrival, the first building was alight and the second one was partially engulfed. We are still investigating. The second building has been completely destroyed too. That’s how serious it is,” he explained.He said that an investigation has been launched into the fire.last_img read more

Spine tingling! This video of Liverpool’s great European nights will give Kopites goose bumps

first_imgFor Kopites it must have felt like an eternity, but Champions League football is finally back at Anfield after a five year absence, as Liverpool prepare to take on Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets tonight – live on talkSPORT from 7pm.A decade ago the Reds were embarking on a European odyssey that ended with a miraculous final in Istanbul.Along the way, Liverpool created a host of memorable Anfield occasions to rank alongside the legendary European games under Shankly, Paisley and Fagan.Now Brendan Rodgers will be hoping for a dream return to the big time and a repeat of some of those famous Anfield nights.To get you in the mood, watch the video above and then kick back and tune in to talkSPORT for full coverage, live from Anfield at 7pm.That’s right, talkSPORT is the official radio broadcast partner for Liverpool’s Champions League games this season. More details of the coverage here, including Anfield favourite Danny Murphy providing expert analysis.What do you rate as the greatest European night in Anfield history? Comment below, Kopites!last_img read more

PSG sink managerless Lille to halt slide

first_imgAnwar El Ghazi gave Lille, who suspended manager Marcelo Bielsa last month and replaced him with a team of four interim coaches, a glimmer of hope by pulling a goal back four minutes from time.But with goalkeeper Mike Maignan up for a last-gasp corner, Mbappe burst free of the Lille backline after the ball was cleared upfield to dribble in a third as PSG ended a run of back-to-back defeats.“We needed this win after the last two defeats to get our rhythm back and regain confidence,” PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe told Canal Plus. “We’ve done that today and we’re very pleased.“Criticism in football is normal. Everyone is used to these kinds of things and it drew a reaction from us.” The win kept kept Unai Emery’s team nine points clear of reigning champions Monaco — 3-2 winners at home to Troyes — at the top and ensured PSG will head into the new year in first place in France. “There’s still a long way to go, and the most important thing will be after 38 matches,” added Kimpembe.“I’m happy with the display,” said Emery, who remains unbeaten at home since taking over as PSG coach in June of last year. “We controlled the match better than in our last two league games, against Troyes and Strasbourg.”Defeat snapped a two-match winning run for Lille and left them just two points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s later games.– Rock legend honoured –France paid a “national homage” to late rock star Johnny Hallyday, known as the French Elvis, on Saturday with a procession down the Champs Elysees.The French league is also honouring Hallyday, who died aged 74 on Wednesday after a battle with lung cancer, at grounds around the country this weekend, with some of his most famous songs played before kick-off in Paris.PSG were looking to end their worst week of the season, after a 2-1 defeat at Strasbourg last weekend was followed by a 3-1 reverse away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.It was the first time in three years that PSG had lost successive games, but the capital club set about righting the ship as Di Maria headed in an Mbappe cross — the flag staying down despite the Frenchman straying marginally offside.PSG lost midfielder Adrien Rabiot to an apparent hamstring injury at the break, but Pastore doubled the hosts’ advantage by blasting past Maignan after Marco Verratti robbed Ibrahim Amadou of possession deep in Lille territory.Mbappe nearly added a third when his low strike was awkwardly tipped onto the post by Maignan, but Lille received a lifeline when Giovani Lo Celso’s sliding challenge inadvertently set up substitute El Ghazi.Edinson Cavani was denied a league-leading 18th goal of the campaign as Maignan plunged down low to his right to superbly deny the Uruguayan, but the Lille keeper was nowhere to be seen when Mbappe sealed victory in the closing seconds.Guido Carrillo struck two late goals as Monaco recovered from 2-0 down at home to stun Troyes 3-2 after South Korea forward Suk Hyun-Jun netted twice for the visitors.Monaco clawed a goal back when Thomas Lemar’s cross was diverted in his own net by Mathieu Deplagne before Argentine striker Carrillo’s heroics secured a vital three points.Lyon can reclaim second from Monaco on Sunday when they travel to promoted Amiens, while Marseille could also draw level on points at home to struggling Saint-Etienne.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Angel Di Maria celebrates after scoring against Lille © AFP / FRANCK FIFEParis, France, Dec 9 – Runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain shook off the absence of the suspended Neymar on Saturday to end their recent wobble with a 3-1 win over managerless Lille in Ligue 1.Angel Di Maria nodded in a cross from Kylian Mbappe on 28 minutes at a chilly Parc des Princes, with Javier Pastore powering in a second just after half-time.last_img read more

Chelsea starlet determined to prove quality to Jose Mourinho in pre-season

first_img1 Bertrand Traore Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore admits he has a hard task convincing Jose Mourinho there is room for him in the club’s star-studded side.The left-footed forward spent the last 18 months out on loan at Chelsea’s Dutch friends Vitesse Arnhem but is staying at Stamford Bridge for the coming campaign.“I’m very happy to be here,” Traore said. “I get to work with some of the best players in the world and one of the best managers.“I am trying to do my best in every training session right now. It’s something nice to have the support of the manager but I have to prove that I deserve to be here. I have to work hard, do my best and take my chance.“I think my loan was very good. I learned a lot. I had a period of adaptation in the first six months then after I had a full season with the team including pre-season. It was much better.“I learned a lot tactically, I also learned how to play without the ball, to defend, to play as a team, and I think I improved my mentality during my loan.“All in all I was able to improve my performances and it was a good step in my career.”last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay Cloch Cheann FhaolaWe joined with the large protest that marched to Minister Dinny McGinley’s office in Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday 25thFebruary which was organised by the INTO.Marches against austerity were happening all over the country on that day. Our protests with information stall continue every Friday at 12pm at the crossroads in An Fál Carrach. Memberships also available. Think Nationally, Act Locally. Everyone is welcome to come and join the weekly protest and stand united together to oppose the unjust household, water and septic tank taxes that the current government is insisting we register for and pay. Bring non-political posters.   Our organising meeting will be in Óstán Loch Altan at 1pm on Saturday 3rd March. Everyone welcome. Info: 0863122784 or 0876111524. Follow us on FaceBook. National campaign: www.nohouseholdtax.org, www.wewontpay.ie Feachtas ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ Cloch Cheann FhaolaGhlac muid páirt san mórshiúl mór go oifig an Aire Dinny McGinly i nGaoth Dobhair ar an Sathairn 25ú Feabhra a bhí eagraithe ag Cumann Múinteoirí Éireann. Bhí mórshiúil in éadan na gciorruithe ag tarlú ar fud na tíre ar an lá sin. Tá ár n-agóidí le stainnín eolais ag leanstan ar aghaidh achan Aoine ar 12 meán lae ar na Croisbhealaigh. Ballraíocht ar fáil fosta. Fáilte roimh achan duine páirt a ghlacadh san agóid seachtainiúil agus seasamh aontaithe le chéile in éadan na gcánacha éagóracha tí, uisce agus umar séarachais atá an rialtas seo ag dearbhú go gcláraíonn muid daofa agus íoc astu. Póstaeirí neampholaitiúil le bhur dtoil. Beidh an chéad cruinniú eile againn in Óstán Loch Altan ar 1in ar an Sathairn 3ú Márta. Fáilte roimh achan duine. Eolas: 0863122784 nó 0876111524. Táimid ar FaceBook. Feachtas náisiúnta: www.nohouseholdtax.org, www.wewontpay.ie  Cake SaleThere will be home-baked cakes for sale in the front room of Lóistín na Seamróige / The Shamrock in An Fál Carrach on Friday 2nd March from 10am to raise some funds for the Can’t Pay Won’t Pay Cloch Cheann Fhaola campaign. Get there early!Díolachán CácaíBeidh díolachán cácaí baile sa seomra tosaigh i Lóistín na Seamróige ar na Croisbhealaigh ar an Aoine 2ú Márta ón 10rn chun ciste a bhailiú don fheachtas i n-éadan na dtaillí tí. Bí ann go luath!LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: February 28th, 2012 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:LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

€70,000 ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR WEATHER-BATTERED FINN VALLEY ROADS

first_imgRaphoe to Letterkenny Road which is due to be repaired next month.Sinn Féin Councillor Liam Doherty has welcomed confirmation from Donegal County Council that the Finn Valley is to receive a further €70,000 in funding to carry out repair works to local roads.The funding, which will come from the second Tranche of monies from the Local Authority’s ‘Severe Weather Allocation’, will be used to provide advanced drainage and resurfacing works to a section of damaged roadway at Meengorry, between Raphoe and Letterkenny.Cllr Doherty said “I very much welcome this commitment from Donegal County Council that a further €70,000 is to be allocated to carry out necessary drainage and road resurfacing works at Meengorry, near Raphoe. “This funding is being made available through the Severe Weather Allocation Fund, which is money which has been devolved to local authorities to assist with repairs to roads which have been damaged following recent storms and flooding.“The fund may be used for drainage, resurfacing and preventative works, and this will be the case for this section of roadway following the allocation of additional monies here in the Stranorlar Municipal District.“I am also happy to have it confirmed today that Donegal County Council has employed additional outdoor seasonal staff to advance these works, meaning that there are now double the normal workforce levels here in the Finn Valley.“The contractor which is in place to carry out both the drainage and preparatory works expects to have this work completed within the next two weeks at the latest. “This is great news for local residents, and all those who regularly use the road between Raphoe and Letterkenny, and I think it’s also important that appreciation be shown to the local authority for its efforts to resolve this problem and have these works completed.”€70,000 ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR WEATHER-BATTERED FINN VALLEY ROADS was last modified: June 29th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Sharad Pawar dismisses perception of his hand in Ajit’s decision

first_imgNationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Monday accused the BJP of “misusing the official machinery — from the Centre to the Governor of Maharashtra — to form a government by unconstitutional means”. He no doubt that the NCP, the Shiv Sena and the Congress would form a government, said Mr. Pawar in Karad.Mr. Pawar said the perception that he might have had a hand in his nephew Ajit Pawar’s rebellion and subsequent decision to align with the BJP was “meaningless”. He asserted that his party workers generally followed the line laid by him.“I have already said that this is not the party’s decision and we are not part of his decision. I take my party workers into confidence before making any decision and once we plot our course, my workers do not disrespect my decision… All our leaders, including Ajit Pawar, were present in all our internal meetings in which it was decided that we [the NCP, the Sena and the Congress] would jointly form a government. The decision that he took after that [to form a government with the BJP] was his personal one,” he said.“A person may have his opinion which he has the right to express in an internal party meeting. But the party’s decision is important and an individual can’t take such a decision,” he said. He had had no communication with his nephew since the latter’s rebellion.When asked whether Mr. Ajit Pawar would be expelled from the party because of his action, Mr. Sharad Pawar said the decision was not something for an individual to take. “This has to be decided collectively by the party when the matter comes up before it.” Mr. Sharad Pawar claimed he had no knowledge of whether senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal had met Mr. Ajit Pawar after the latter’s decision to ally with the BJP.On the question of the delay in forming a government by the NCP, the Sena and the Congress, Mr. Sharad Pawar said that while the Congress and the NCP were of the same ideology, the Sena’s was certainly different.“In this situation, a government can run for five years only if it has a clear common minimum programme [CMP]. Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s NDA government saw a socialist and a bitter RSS opponent like George Fernandes serving in it. But Vajpayee managed to bring together allies from different political hues and come up with a CMP. In our case, while the Sena’s stance differs from us in certain respects, our stand on certain issues may not be agreeable to them,” Mr. Pawar said, adding that it took time to iron out issues beforehand in order to ensure the formation of a stable government.The NCP chief further questioned the validity of Mr. Ajit Pawar’s claim of a faction of his party’s support to the BJP-led governmen. A way would be found out of the prevailing crisis and that he had seen several such crises during the 50-odd years of his political career, he said. “It’s a fact that the BJP do not have a majority and that is why they did not form a government initially. They had even written to the Governor that they do not have the majority and hence would not form a government. The question of who enjoys majority will be clear on the day of the floor test,” he said.Mr. Pawar was in Karad to pay tributes to Maharashtra’s first Chief Minister Yashwantrao Chavan on the latter’s death anniversary.last_img read more

Sylla brace props Global vs Kaya Makati

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV “It’s Sylla’s third game for us and it’s our job to unlock his scoring chances,” said Global coach Marjo Allado. “It was good that he scored early. I hope he gets that habit of scoring in the league.”Despite missing Pika Minegishi, Global looked like it was cruising after scoring two goals in the first 16 minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Tigresses lead BVR Ilocos leg champs BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Global Cebu leaned on a brace from Sekou Sylla to overcome 10-man Kaya Makati, 3-1, Wednesday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Struggling in his first two outings, the Guinean striker scored in each half, after Dennis Villanueva opened the scoring in the fourth minute as Global raised its tally to seven points for second spot, behind Meralco Manila.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

IPL 2011: Pune in dire need of a win against Chennai

first_imgPune Warriors India would need to lift themselves up when they clash with Chennai Super Kings at their home venue, the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, on Wednesday, less than 48 hours after being beaten by them at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.The Warriors, led by Yuvraj Singh, began their debut season on a high with back-to-back victories over Kings XI Punjab and Kochi Tuskers Kerala earlier this month, both at the DY Patil Stadium.But the defeat against Delhi Daredevils at home, despite scoring an imposing 187 for five started the Warriors’ slide and they lost successive ties to the Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium, and to the Super Kings.On a sluggish pitch, Warriors allowed the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Super Kings to score 140-plus on Monday through less-than-perfect work on the field and their batsmen failed to get going in the run- chase.Two big defeats in the space of five days would be a dampener and the task in front of Warriors is to put the past behind and regroup as a winning combination in home conditions which suit their style of play.In fact, their home track has so far brought out the best in them as it helps the pacers get movement and allows batsmen like Yuvraj, Jesse Ryder and Robin Uthappa to play shots more freely because the ball comes on to the bat nicely.The return to the DY Patil Stadium could result in a call-up for Wayne Parnell at the cost of Nathan McCullum, who played in Chennai. With Jerome Taylor performing very well, the new ball bowling looks meatier, but the same cannot be said about the slow bowling as Murali Kartik has been below par.advertisementThe Super Kings, on the other hand, would be happy to get their title hunt firmly back on track.They have won all their three matches at home but are yet to win an away game.Michael Hussey’s form at the top of the order must be a very pleasing aspect for the team’s think tank and though Murali Vijay has not converted his starts to big scores, he has done his bit.But the indifferent form of key batsman Suresh Raina, who flopped in their last two games, must be a cause for some concern as he is an impact player for the defending champions with his flamboyant batting, outstanding fielding and effective bowling in this format.Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said his team’s brilliant fielding performance made all the difference in Monday’s win and the side would look to replicate the effort in the coming matches as well.”We would look to replicate this standard of fielding in our coming matches.Today, we were desperate to win. This kind of fielding helps the bowler to be a bit more confident and gives the skipper much more confidence to dictate the game. We need to keep improving in that area. We were embarrassed with our fielding in the last game and we were desperate to make the difference,” Fleming said.The former New Zealand captain is reportedly the leading contender to replace Gary Kirsten as India coach, but he did not want to discuss the prospect.”I enjoy my relationship with all the Indian players and Dhoni is a special player I am involved with.He is a captain with free space. I have been working with Suresh Raina and others as well. Just about time that I do not want to be talked about as a potential Indian coach,” Fleming said.Yuvraj’s Warriors have lost three games in a row, including a defeat to Dhoni’s Super Kings in Chennai on Monday, and need to build momentum to keep their hopes alive- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more