FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Fabian McCall and Houston Baptist’s Christopher Welch are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.McCall and Welch each took first-place honors at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas over the weekend. McCall’s 7.81 finish in the 60-meter hurdles topped a 22-man field, ranks first in the Southland and also stands 15th nationally. His time ranks first in the Southland and stands 15th nationally.Welch’s first-place finish in the triple jump bested a field of 18 competitors with a 51-3.75 (15.64m) leap on his final attempt. The sophomore’s jump broke his own school record in addition to a meet record for the Ted Nelson Invitational.Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Fabian McCall, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Huntsville, TexasMcCall exploded to a terrific start with a first-place finish in the 60m hurdles at the Ted Nelson Invitational. The senior opened the event with a 7.94 finish that won his preliminary heat and served as the only sub-eight second time. He then completed his afternoon with an impressive 7.81 in the finals to take home the gold medal and add 10 points to the Bearkats’ team score.Honorable Mention: Jared Touart, Central Arkansas; Stephen Aguilar, Houston Baptist; Armando Villarreal, UIW; Slavoski Wright, Northwestern State.Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Christopher Welch, Houston Baptist – So. – Dickinson, TexasWelch broke his own school record in the triple jump event, setting a new meet record along the way for the Ted Nelson Invitational. The sophomore won the event by more than six inches with a final attempt of 51-3.75, a mark that currently ranks 18th nationally in the event.Honorable Mention: Tyler Richardson, Abilene Christian; Jeremy Lawson, Northwestern State; Clayton Fritsch, Sam Houston State; Branson Ellis, Stephen F. Austin.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.
John-Ross Campbell’s century has put Melbourne in pole position to beat the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) in their Jamaica Cricket Association Senior Cup quarter-final clash at Up Park Camp.Sent to bat, Melbourne capitalised on a flat wicket by posting 423 for seven before declaring early in the post-tea session on yesterday’s first day.The JDF, back-to-back defending champions, thereafter closed the day on 45 for one, 388 runs behind.The hard-hitting Campbell, batting in the unfamiliar position of number seven as a result of what coach Robert Samuels said was a team decision, scored an unbeaten 115. His knock included seven fours and a six.Fellow Jamaica batsman, Andre McCarthy, 67; Sadiki Bolt – the brother of sprint icon Usain Bolt – 63; and opener Trevon Griffith of Guyana, 46, also scored well for Melbourne.There was also 40 from United States batsman Steven Taylor, who was playing in his second game for Melbourne.RETURNINGFROMINJURYNational left-arm spinner Dennis Bulli, with four for 90, led the bowling for the army men, with Sheldon Cottrell, returning from a knee injury, ending with none for 51 off five overs.National opener Jermaine Harrison, 21, is the batsman to be dismissed so far for the soldiers.Joseph Palmer, 21, and Rasheed Outar, 12, will resume batting on today’s second and final day.”I think we are ahead in the game as we have a good amount of runs,” said Melbourne’s captain Nikita Miller. “But we can’t just sit back on our laurels. We need to go out there and get the balls in the right areas and get the required wickets.”JDF’s captain Damion Grey said they intend to put up a fight.”They have the upper hand as 400-odd runs is a lot of runs,” he said. “But we have a long batting and tend to bat deep, so the aim is to try and bat out the day and see if we can get the runs.”Meanwhile, at the Goodyear Oval, the other semi-final between St Thomas CA and St Ann CA had the latter leading on first innings.St Thomas first made 201, then St Ann replied with 226. Batting a second time, St Thomas closed on 19 for two.
Filipino-Danish goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard started setting his sights on representing his mother’s country as early as six years ago.But club commitments in Denmark denied the former Denmark Under-20 standout the chance of coming over to Manila as he fought to keep his spot in the squad.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Who’s on top in the Pacquiao-Arum tussle? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments MOST READ 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil And while his family made it a point to take vacations in the Philippines every year, Falkesgaard, now 26, stayed behind for preseason training.“The timing wasn’t always the best with regards to coming to the Philippines,” said the 6-foot-3 Falkesgaard, who learned of his eligibility to represent the Philippines through Dennis Cagara and Jerry Lucena, two Filipino internationals with Danish lineage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAt that time, the Azkals were also enjoying depth in the goalkeeping position with Neil Etheridge, Roland Muller and Patrick Deyto alternating at the spot. But with Muller retiring last year, Falkesgaard, who traces his roots in Roxas City, emerged as another strong option for the position.The stars finally aligned for Falkesgaard this year as he completed a transfer from Danish club FC Midtjylland to Thai Premier League side Bangkok United in January. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Falkesgaard was signed to fill the Southeast Asian player quota, which the Thai and Malaysian leagues implemented this year.What was a long flight from Europe is now a three and a half hour journey from Bangkok to Manila—something that Falkesgaard welcomed.“I’m just glad I made the move to Thailand because it’s easier for me to come and play for the Azkals,” said Falkesgaard, who could play a big role for the Azkals in the AFF Suzuki Cup late this year in the event that Etheridge won’t be released by his club.Falkesgaard is determined to make an impact on the Azkals, although he would have to battle for that starting position with Etheridge and Deyto. Etheridge is in the form of his life, as he has been instrumental in Cardiff City’s push for promotion to the English Premier League, while Deyto has been reliable when needed.“My expectation is to win every game,” said Falkesgaard, who was expected to start against Fiji in a friendly Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT
“Liberia must swerve away from hypocrisy in the fight for women’s rights, as the opposite is currently applied in the 1973 Aliens and Nationality Law, as amended in 1974,” a group of Liberians in the Diaspora has said.At the end of the recent Dual Citizenship Convention in the United States, a statement signed by its chairman, Emmanuel S. Wettee, said Liberia produced the late Madam Angie Elizabeth Brooks, the first African female President of the United Nations General Assembly and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female elected President and a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, hence, women’s issues must be of paramount importance to Liberians.The statement said on July 17, 1984, Liberia became a party to the Convention on The Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women of 1979 (CEDAW).“By accepting the Convention, Liberia committed itself to undertake a series of measures to end discrimination against women in all forms,” the statement said.“Liberia,” it said, “decided to incorporate the principle of equality of men and women in the legal system. Abolishing all discriminatory laws and adopting appropriate ones prohibiting discrimination against women.”The statement further said Liberia accepted to establish tribunals and other public institutions to ensure the effective protection of women against discrimination; and to ensure elimination of all acts of discrimination against women by persons, organizations or enterprises.However, the statement accuses Liberia’s current 1973 Alien and Nationality Law as amended in 1974 of legally discriminating against women.Quoting the American Bar Association in an analysis made in 2009, under the title, Analysis of the aliens and nationality law of the Republic of Liberia, (p. 16) said noted the following: “The subchapter on Naturalization or Restoration to Citizenship of Special Categories of Aliens of Chapter 21 presents several concerns regarding gender-based and racial discrimination.“Section 21.30 permits the naturalization of female spouses of Liberian citizens who are of Negro descent and otherwise conform to the requirements of Section 21.1.“However, the subchapter does not permit naturalization of male spouses or persons not of Negro descent. The law should be amended to avoid discrimination on the basis of gender, in light of Liberia’s obligations under ICCPR Article 23(4) requiring the state to take appropriate steps to ensure equality of rights and responsibilities of spouses as to marriage.“It should be particularly noted that, as a woman does not presently have the right to pass on her citizenship to her children, this effectively denies Liberian citizenship to the children of a union between a Liberian woman and a non-Liberian man, in violation of Liberia’s obligations under CEDAW Article 9(2). This provision may also affect a child’s right to acquire a nationality pursuant to ICCPR Article 24(3).“Section 21.31, which states that a child born outside Liberia to alien parents or to a citizen mother and a non-citizen father may become a citizen of Liberia through the naturalization of the father, also raises concerns.“This is incompatible with CEDAW Article 9(2), and also incompatible with contemporary norms of jus sanguinis, which allows the citizenship to be passed on via either the mother or the father.”A group of professional and successful Liberians in the United States, Europe and elsewhere, often described as in the ‘Diaspora’ have been urging the current leadership to amend the current laws that deny them citizenship, after having acquired same from the countries they are residing.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Another RCMP in custody death has been confirmed in Northern BC.It occurred early this morning in Prince George, where police received a complaint, about a half naked male rolling around in the bushes near a pub.He was subsequently arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and, while dealing with him police also arrested a female for the same reason.- Advertisement -Both were taken to the RCMP detachment and, lodged in the cell block pending release, when they were sober.However, while conducting prisoner checks, a guard observed the female to be unresponsive and, BC Ambulance Services were contacted.A police release says attempts to revive her were not successful and, the incident is now being investigated by the North District Major Crime Unit.Advertisement
Neil McGee after Sunday’s bloody encounter.Donegal have been fined €7,500 and Neil McGee given a one match ban following last Sunday’s bruising encounter with Kerry.The GAA’s Central Competitions Committee met today to discuss last Sunday’s bloody league encounter in Tralee.Kerry have also been fined €7,500 but no Kerry player received a ban. Gaoth Dobhair man McGee was involved in a heavily-publicised encounter with Kerry’s Alan Fitzgerald.The Kerry player was given a red card after striking McGee following a scuffle with the Donegal.Fitzgerald has claimed that his hand had been pulled and had gestured to the umpires but he was still given red-card while McGee was brought off to receive attention to his bloodied nose.CCC bosses reviewed video evidence of the incident and have decided to hit McGee with a one game ban. He is likely to serve that one match suspension when Donegal meet Roscommon at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny this Sunday.There has been no comment as yet from the Donegal camp.McGEE BANNED AND DONEGAL FINED €7,500 FOLLOWING KERRY ENCOUNTER was last modified: March 9th, 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) Tags:banneddonegalGAAKerryMcGee
FIREFIGHTERS have put out a fire at the Lower Main Street area of Letterkenny this afternoon.Three units of the fire service inlcuidng two from Letterkenny and another from Ballybofey rushed to the scene of the blaze at Burnside Apartments. A woman was evacuated from a ground-floor apartment but was unhurt.Fire crews feared the blaze would spread through the apartment block when it began to make its way up the stairwell of the three storey building.Three Garda cars were also on the scene of the fire and Gardai were taking eye-witness statements.An eye-witness said it appeared that an apartment has been gutted. EndsBREAKING NEWS: WOMAN ESCAPES UNHURT FROM LETTERKENNY BLAZE was last modified: September 28th, 2011 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)
A 36 year old man who put his fists up to Gardai after they confronted him about his English-registered jeep has been ordered to pay €150 to charity.Letterkenny court.Martin Ward was stopped by Gardai at Academy Court in Letterkenny on March 19th. Letterkenny District Court was told that Ward, of 49 Balymacool Woods, Letterkenny, became aggressive when stopped.He put up his fists and told Gardai “You are not f******* seizing this jeep. I’m not giving you no key.”Gardai then seized the Isuzu jeep under Section 140 of the Finance Act and arrested Ward for being threatening and abusive in a public place.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client appreciated now that things got out of hand and that he acted inappropriately.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Ward to pay €150 to Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital.MAN PUT FISTS UP TO GARDAI WHEN CONFRONTED OVER ENGLISH-REGISTERED JEEP was last modified: April 29th, 2014 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:donegalGardaijeepLetterkenny CourtMARTIN WARDseized
VAL VERDE – Community pioneer Elijah Canty, who came to Val Verde to escape segregation and emerged as a local leader, has been honored by the board of the health clinic he helped establish in 1980 to serve the low-income and the uninsured. Canty, 94, has been named board member emeritus of the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center in recognition of his contributions to the clinic over the past 25 years. “He’s 94, and we thought he would want to take it a little easier,” said Cheryl Laymon, the health center’s executive director. “He is a known community leader. He is respected by everyone. He brings not only wisdom and good judgment to the health center; he brings credibility. We don’t want to lose him.” His retirement comes at a time of growth for the nonprofit clinic whose operators attempt to meet health care needs of the rising number of uninsured in the Santa Clarita Valley. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Canty came to Val Verde in 1948 during a wave of African-American migration at a time when blacks were banned from public swimming pools in many areas. These Val Verde pioneers established a semirural retreat in the rolling ridges west of Interstate 5 and Castaic, complete with their own pools and parks, and some emerged as leaders as the unincorporated town grew to about 1,500. Canty and his wife, Miriam, who died in 2001, were among 13 Val Verde leaders who made local health service a priority in a 1978 meeting with Los Angeles County officials. “She and Eli were a team,” Laymon said. “They went everywhere together. We’ve been just really fortunate to have them.” Then-county Supervisor Baxter Ward and the panel secured $70,000 from the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Health Foundation for a clinic inside a local church that the Rev. Sam Dixon was building. The clinic opened in August 1980, though Dixon died before construction was completed. Both Canty and his wife helped steer the clinic. He attended meetings, even when he needed a cane to get around, until retirement beckoned this year. “Eli said he didn’t know for sure if he was really up to it and wondered out loud about his ability to attend future board meetings,” Laymon said. Board member Tom Barnett suggested the honorary appointment, to which Canty agreed. The Samuel Dixon center has grown over the past quarter-century. A branch in Canyon Country opened in 2000, and a part-time clinic at Newhall Elementary was established earlier this year. “We’re seeing access (to health care) being an issue,” Laymon said. “What we want to have is a triangle of care. We’re going to be accessible no matter where (you) live in the Santa Clarita Valley.” Each clinic handles about 4,000 patient visits per year, while annual operating costs have increased from $100,000 when Laymon joined eight years ago to just over $1 million this year. Laymon attributed increased demand to the growing legions of the uninsured, which includes lower-income service workers and small-business owners. “They’re looking at their budgets. ‘I got to have money to eat. I got to have money for marketing. … I’m going to cross my fingers and put off purchasing health insurance for myself,’ Laymon said. “It comes down to dollars and cents. They will most likely hire people without benefits, or they hire people who work just below full-time. I don’t want to fault anybody. It’s a fact of life because insurance is so expensive.” The health center has plans to establish a full-service clinic in Newhall – home for many working-class Latinos – to include dental and mental-health care, Laymon said. “It will be a challenge,” she said. “We offer a lot of state programs and we use those to the best of our ability to make sure services are available for most people. More and more, we look to grants and community support.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The mother of a young Donegal girl who took her own life after being bullied on ask.fm has said no amount of changes to the website will bring her daughter back.The late Erin and Shannon GallagherThe owners of the hugely popular site have introduced changes to the site after public pressure following the deaths of three teenagers.The changes include a larger ‘report button’ on the site and to the promise of taking on more moderators to oversee abuse and on-line bullying by users. However Lorraine Gallagher, whose 13 year old daughter Erin killed herself after being abused on ask.fm, said the changes were not enough.Lorraine’s other daughter Shannon, 15, also took her own life just six weeks after her sister’s death.The heartbroken mum from Ballybofey says nothing but full registration on the site to stop people from posting hurtful comments anonymously will prevent others from doing what Erin did.She told Donegal Daily “The whole issue about ask.fm is that people can post these comments anonymously and this has not changed. “People can still go on and make vile comments and hide anonymously. It just doesn’t go far enough,” she said.“They say they are going to bring on more moderators but unless they bring on hundreds of more people, they simply cannot check all the posts.”Lorraine Gallagher says changes to ask.fm site are not enough.Lorraine said there are simply not enough resources at the questions and answers website to patrol trolls making abusive comments online.“There are up to 20 million people, many teenagers, using the site. They will never be able to check even a small percentage of what is being said.“The bottom line is that they have to get all people to register so that if they do bully online then they can be traced and held to account,” said Lorraine. Among the other changes promised by ask.fm founders Ilja and Mark Terebin is a registration which means people who do not register will not be able to access all services on the site.However many can still continue to post general comments anonymously.However those who do register will allow the site to record the email and IP addresses of users and deal better with reports, it said.Another proposal is to set up a website for parents to consult to help them understand the questions and answer website. In a statement the site’s founders said: “At Ask.fm we want our users to be able to have fun, share information, make friends and express themselves freely. We also want them – particularly our younger users – to be able to do this in a safe environment.“In the light of recent events highlighting the impact online bullying and harassment can have on young people, we engaged professional advisers to conduct a full and independent audit of our site and its safety features.“This audit has now been completed. Based on the findings and the recommendations that were made, we can today announce our commitment to making changes to Ask.fm’s existing policies in three core areas: reporting and moderation, registration, and corporate visibility.”Meanwhile the ask.fm site has forwarded information onto Gardai investigating Erin Gallagher’s death.They have received five IP addresses which they believe contain messages of bullying allegedly against Erin.NO AMOUNT OF CHANGES TO ASK.FM WILL BRING BACK MY DAUGHTERS was last modified: August 21st, 2013 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:ask.fmErin GallagherLOrraine Gallaghershannon gallagher