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Hitter of the Week – Preston Faulkner, Southeastern Louisiana – Sophomore – Outfielder – Denham Springs, La.Faulkner went 9-for-17 in four contests, stroking five doubles and scoring five runs to go along with three RBIs and a pair of walks. The sophomore’s totals at the plate included at on-base percentage of .579 and an .824 slugging percentage. Faulkner hit .529 in four games to help the Lions (21-19, 12-6 in SLC) secure three victories last week. One of those wins, a 3-1 decision over Nicholls on Friday, included a dominant performance from Gaconi on the mound. The senior allowed four hits en route to his fifth career complete game. Pitcher of the Week – Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana – Senior – Pitcher – Metairie, La.The righthander turned in another sterling performance in Friday’s series opener, tossing his fifth career complete game. Gaconi scattered four hits while fanning a career-high 11 batters. The only run scored by Nicholls was unearned, coming after a fielding error. 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. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana outfielder Preston Faulkner is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and teammate Corey Gaconi is the Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Cody Davenport, Central Arkansas; Nathan Jones, Northwestern State; Reeves Martin, New Orleans. Honorable Mention: Hilton Brown, Northwestern State; JC Correa, Lamar; Luis Trevino, Abilene Christian. SLU travels to take on intrastate foe Tulane on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CT, before resuming conference play with a three-game set at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi that begins with a 6 p.m. tilt Friday. His 2.20 ERA is the third-best in the Southland this season. The Metairie, La., native now ranks 10th all-time in innings pitched (267) and is tied for 10th with 38 career starts in Lions’ program history. The recognition is Gaconi’s second this season; he claimed pitcher of the week honors on April 1. The Lions began the week with a 12-3 win over McNeese on Tuesday, before splitting a doubleheader with the Colonels on Friday, and then rolling to an 11-1 win in Saturday’s series finale. The Denham Springs, La., product’s three doubles against McNeese make him the first Lions hitter with three doubles in a single game since February 2014. His five hits in the weekend series came against a Colonels staff that entered the weekend boasting the league’s best staff ERA.
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President David Granger on Friday afternoon attended the opening ceremony of the New Amsterdam Town Week 2019 activities, where he proposed a five-point New Amsterdam Plan of Action (NAPA) for Urban Revival.President David Granger addressing the gathering at the opening of New Amsterdam Town Week 2019According to the Public Information and Press Service Unit within the Ministry of the Presidency, the five components of the plan are to ensure the town becomes a centre of educational excellence offering top-class nursery, primary, secondary and technical vocational education; becomes the Region’s commercial capital, becomes clean and ‘green’, and has transformed infrastructure and expanded public services.Granger reminded that Guyana is in transition to become a ‘green state’, noting that the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS): Vision 2040 is the country’s roadmap towards that goal.President Granger said New Amsterdam— Guyana’s oldest town— can become a model ‘green’ town and its Plan of Action for Urban Revival can coincide, step-by-step, with national growth and the implementation of the GSDS over the next 10 years.“New Amsterdam Town Week is a time to celebrate the town’s rich history and heritage. New Amsterdam, in its early years, was described as a splendid town, renowned for its beauty, its cleanliness, its orderliness and for its ornate buildings. I challenge you to reclaim the town’s proud, picturesque and cultural heritage,” the President is quoted by the Public Information and Press Service Unit as saying.He said too that New Amsterdam Town Week is also a time to celebrate the town’s outstanding sons and daughters. He said New Amsterdam has produced some of the country’s finest businessmen, doctors, educators, lawyers, parliamentarians and other professionals.Granger said notwithstanding its history, New Amsterdam Town Week 2019 must be different from previous town weeks.“This celebration must trigger greater efforts at urban revival of the town as a well-laid out, well-drained and well-managed municipality.It can become a thriving commercial and administrative centre, providing efficient commercial, governmental, municipal and regional services. It must ensure green spaces and greater emphasis in renewable energy generation,” Granger posited.He told residents of New Amsterdam that the town has the potential to become an eco-tourist destination, given that it encompasses four of the country’s national geographic zones – coastland, grassland, forested highland and hilly, sand and clay zones.Further, he said that New Amsterdam’s heritage tourism product is breath-taking while positing that the town’s heritage sites can form the basis of an attractive and lucrative urban tourism sector.Agro-industriesPresident Granger said New Amsterdam, as the capital town of Region Six, can stimulate the development of agro-industries. He said the town must aim to become an agro-industrial centre and an exporter of processed food. The President believes that the agro-industry— that is, the production, processing and packaging of food using modern equipment and methods on a large scale – can help the Region to add value to its primary products.
CLAIRMONT, A.B. – The Fort St. John Huskies played against the Grande Prairie JDA Kings on Saturday at the NWJHL Showcase in Clairmont, Alberta.In period one, at 9:37 into the game in a power play situation, Jacob Lang shot one into the net with an assist from Jared Loewen and Gary Loewen.Then 20 seconds later, still in a power play, Gary Loewen scored on the Kings with a double assist by Jacob Lang and Jared Winkel making the score 2-0 as they headed into period two.- Advertisement -At 5:45 into the second period, Joel Bourgeois shot one on the Kings with an assist by Matthew Apsassin, making the score 3-0.Then at 9:43 left in the second frame, the Kings scored one on the Huskies making it a score of 3-1 at the end of the second.In period three, at 9:38 left in the game, Gary Loewen sent another puck into the net, making it a 4-1 lead for the Huskies. Geoff Dick and Jared Winkel made the assist.Advertisement The Huskies went on to finish the game 4-1 over the Kings.The Huskies continue the Showcase as they face Fairview Flyers on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in Clairmont.
But it was a different story at Wembley where, with South Korea’s Son Heung-Min impressing for Tottenham, Dan Butler’s 26th-minute own goal and an Erik Lamela strike eight minutes later put Spurs 2-0 up before half-time.Tottenham will now travel to third-tier strugglers Rochdale for a last-16 tie on the weekend of February 17-18.“It’s the FA Cup and it’s difficult,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino told the BBC. “But I am happy because we wanted to be in the next round.“Son Heung-Min is doing fantastic this season and he feels important.“It is important to keep going and winning games. We are going to be very busy in the Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup but we want to keep this run.”Meanwhile Newport manager Michael Flynn praised the visitors’ performance.“It was a good start in the first 25 minutes, but the manner of the goal, the way it went in, it took it out of the boys and deflated them,” he said.“I am very proud of the players. They put in a huge amount of work and they have done themselves and the club proud.”But not even the lure of a fixture at Wembley, Spurs’s temporary home while a new ground that will replace White Hart Lane is constructed, could stop Newport midfielder Sean Rigg quitting between the two ties to become a tattoo artist.The FA Cup has been a huge financial boost for Newport, with their run to this stage earning them at least £700,000 ($972,000, 792,000 euros).But the concern for the Welsh club was that the chance of an upset had come and gone at their Rodney Parade ground, where a goal from Irish striker Padraig Amond put them on course for a famous giant-killing.Newport were far from overawed in the replay and they were unlucky when a cross from Moussa Sissoko deflected off Butler and past stranded goalkeeper Joe Day to put Spurs ahead.It was not long before Spurs had their second goal, when Lamela, getting on the end of a well-weighted through ball from Son, scored for the first time since finding the net against Gillingham in September 2016.Spurs were comfortable in the second half but late in the game Amond had a chance to add a Wembley goal to his one at Rodney Parade in the original tie only to shoot at Michel Vorm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s midfielder Erik Lamela celebrates after scoring against Newport County at Wembley Stadium in London, on February 7, 2018 © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 8 – Tottenham Hotspur finally ended lowly Newport County’s brave FA Cup run with a 2-0 win in a fourth-round replay at Wembley on Wednesday.Eight-time winners Spurs were just eight minutes away from a humiliating exit when England striker Harry Kane scored to salvage a 1-1 draw away to fourth-tier Newport last month.
CANCUN, Mexico – With Mexican President Vicente Fox at his side, President George W. Bush gave Congress a long-distance push Thursday to open the United States to immigrant workers who have been sneaking across the borders to fill low-paying jobs. “We don’t want people sneaking into our country that are going to do jobs that Americans won’t do,” Bush said at the end of a private meeting with Fox, where the issue was on top of the agenda. “We want them coming in in an orderly way, which will take pressure off both our borders.” The meeting between the Mexican and U.S. leaders came on the first day of a two-day North American summit that also includes Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Harper, meeting with Bush for the first time since taking office two months ago with the promise of building stronger ties with Washington, said the two countries are moving past their “tension” over Iraq. Still, he took a combative stance on their long-standing dispute over U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber, saying Canada would “pursue all its legal options” if he and Bush can’t work out an agreement. But it was the immigration debate, which has dominated the U.S. Senate this week, that took center stage in talks conducted in a beachfront resort surrounded by bikini-clad spring breakers. A new immigration law could affect as many as 6 million Mexicans living illegally in the United States – about half of all those who are estimated to have sneaked in from other countries seeking new opportunities they can’t find at home. Bush is pushing for a guest worker program that would let foreigners in low-paying jobs stay temporarily, which Fox says is a good first step toward some form of legal status for all Mexican illegal immigrants. The issue has united the two leaders, whose friendship dates back to Bush’s time as Texas governor but was strained over Fox’s objections to the war in Iraq. But immigration has divided Bush’s Republican party, with business interests who want cheap labor battling conservatives who want a get-tough policy against illegal immigrants. Fox suggested the issue is largely out of their hands now. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Justice and Equality Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD, the Political Director of his party’s campaign for a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality referendum, says Sinn Féin will campaign vigorously for a Yes vote.Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainnAt Sinn Féin’s Marriage Equality campaign launch today he said this referendum is solely about marriage equality.“It is about ensuring that our gay and lesbian citizens have the same right to marry the person they love as everyone else. “For Sinn Féin, as a Republican party, equality is at the core of what we represent. We are committed to building a real Republic where social and economic equality are among the main measurements of our nations success”“Our party elected representatives and members have already been canvassing for a Yes vote across the state along with grass roots campaigners from the Yes Equality campaign.“In the next number of weeks, Sinn Féin will be vigorously campaigning across every constituency in this state. We are asking the Irish people to vote Yes to equality. All citizens deserve the right to marry the person they love.”SINN FEIN WILL VIGOROUSLY SUPPORT A YES VOTE IN MARRIAGE EQUALITY REFERENDUM – MacLOCHLAINN was last modified: April 14th, 2015 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:marriage equalitySinn Feinyes vote
Charlie Collins Playing Sport!BY CHARLIE COLLINS (who also had a great game!)Burma In Blue and Glencar in Green & Yellow who played out a cracking 2-2 draw in the Patrick (Snake) Orr Charity Trophy match in aid of the Donegal Hospice at Leckview Park in Letterkenny last night.Great night all round with Presentations and Refreshments in the Ard Ni Ri afterwards. Burma’s goals were both scored by Paul McGovern who was also their Man of the Match.Glencar’s goals were by Paddy Mc Daid and Jackie Duffy for whom Jimmy Kennedy was Man of the Match.Replay to take place at same venue next year. Recovery time needed… MAESTRO McGOVERN’S DOUBLE ENSURES HONOURS EVEN IN CHARITY MATCH was last modified: August 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:charity gamedonegal hospiceletterkennyPatrick (Snake) Orr Charity Trophy
Story Links Drake’s bench played well in Estero, Fla. The reserves tallied 17 points against the Boilermakers, 34 against the Black Bears and finally 27 against the Tigers. Three Bulldog’ reserves, Maggie Bair, Sarah Beth Gueldner and Maggie Negaard, set career-highs in points. Bair and Gueldner scored 13 and nine points, respectively, in the Maine win and Negaard scored 15 in the Auburn win. Gueldner knocked down a career-high three three-pointers against the Blackbears and a huge three in the comeback win over Auburn. Negaard scored seven points in an 11-0 Bulldogs’ run that erased an 11-point, third-quarter deficit. This year’s game is sold out and will feature several thousand local elementary and middle school students for a fun-filled school trip of Bulldogs’ basketball, educational and character development activities inside the Knapp Center. After dropping its first game of the Gulf Coast Showcase to Purdue last week, Drake (6-2)bounced back with a 94-62 blowout victory over Maine and an exciting 83-82 win over Auburn in the fifth-place championship game. The pair of victories also marked the first time the Bulldogs defeated the Black Bears and the Tigers in three meetings against each. Drake Game Notes Live Audio Following Thursday’s game, Drake will take a break for final exams and return to action Dec. 17 at Oklahoma. Print Friendly Version Live Stats Waldorf (2-4), which is located in Forest City, Iowa, is a NAIA program that is a member of the North Star Athletic Association. Thursday’s contest will count as an exhibition for the Warriors, who last played at North Central College Nov. 22. Junior Tina Lair-VanMeter averages a double-double at 13.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team is excited to host Waldorf University Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the seventh annual “Pack the Knapp Game” hosted by The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and on the on radio on 1350 AM ESPN Des Moines. ESPN3
Charlie McConalogue TD has expressed concern about the provision of mental health services in Donegal after it emerged that GPs have been forced to suspend referrals to local addiction services as a result of staff shortages.Charlie McConalogue TDDonegal Mental Health Service has had to take the drastic action following the retirement of an addiction counsellor in South West Donegal and part of the Finn valley.GPs received a letter at the end of March informing them that referrals had been suspended. Deputy McConalogue commented, “This latest retirement brings to three, the number of vacant addiction services positions in Donegal and I am extremely concerned that this post will lie vacant for months without ever being filled, resulting in diminished mental health services across the county. We already have a case where an addition counsellor post in Inishowen, which arose last year, is only being filled on a temporary basis, while a community detox position still hasn’t been filled more than a year later.“The absence of a community detox specialist in the county is a disgrace. People who would have been previously referred to Letterkenny General Hospital or to a specialist nurse by their GP will now have no face-to-face treatment or follow-up services. They are now being left to struggle at home without anyone advocating for them in person or ensuring that they are receiving the help they so desperately need.“I am aware that the National Recruitment Service has launched a recruitment campaign to fill these posts however the closing date was last month and there is usually at least an 18 week administration period before any appointment is made.“This is a completely unacceptable situation. There should be no gaps in service for patients who need this important service. The HSE should ensure that all impending retirements are advertised in advance so that a replacement is available immediately to fill vacant posts rather than the current situation where patients in Donegal are being left without a service. “It is ironic that these significant gaps are occurring at a time when the Government claims that it’s investing an additional €35 in Mental Health Services as part of Budget 2015 and maintains that “community mental health teams are central to this Government’s vision for mental health in the future. We want people to be cared for and to receive the support they need in their own community”.“This commitment is ringing hollow in Co Donegal where important vacancies have been left unfilled for months on end. I am now calling on Minister Kathleen Lynch to step in and ensure that these posts are filled as a matter of urgency and if required that these posts are allowed to be advertised locally if the National Recruitment Service is unable to make permanent appointments”.GOVT ALLOWING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN DONEGAL TO SUFFER – McCONALOGUE was last modified: May 8th, 2015 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalMENTAL HALTH