SHSU’s Steele, UIW’s Mancha Named February Golfers of the Month

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Noah Steele and UIW’s Lauren Mancha are the Southland Conference February Golfers of the Month, the league announced Wednesday.Steele competed in a pair of events throughout the month for the Bearkats, tying for third place individually at the All-American Intercollegiate (Feb. 16-18) in Houston, Texas, before taking medalist honors at the Border Olympics (Feb. 24-25) in Laredo, Texas. The senior shot a 67 in his final 18 at the All-American Intercollegiate, boosting his Kats’ squad to a first-place team finish.Mancha competed at the Islander Classic (Feb. 24-25) in Corpus Christi, Texas, taking first place overall and pushing the Cardinals to a third-place team finish. She shot a 218 for the tournament and recorded a round-low 69 in the second round of play.February Golfer of the Month: Noah Steele – Sr. – Kingston, Ontario Steele had a stellar month on the links, posting a sub-70 scoring average over his six rounds of play. He tied for third overall at the All-American, helping lead the Bearkats to a tournament victory in a field that included four ranked teams. At the Border Olympics, Steele shot a tournament-low 66 in the opening round and held off the field on the final day for his third collegiate victory of his career.Honorable Mention: Alex Clouse, Abilene Christian; Cody Banach, Lamar; Warut Wongrungroj, Nicholls.February Golfer of the Month: Lauren Mancha – Sr. – Spring Branch, Texas Lauren Mancha was the individual champion at the Islander Classic, guiding UIW women’s golf team to a third-place finish in the 14-team field at the Corpus Christi Country Club. This is Mancha’s first career tournament win. She finished with a 218 (+2) overall score, one stroke ahead of the runner-up. Mancha carded a 3-under-69 second round, highlighted by an eagle on the par-5 No. 2 to close out the second round. She recorded 11 birdies and an eagle throughout the 54-hole tournament.Honorable Mention: Aysis Azarcon, Houston Baptist; Laura Pasalodos Barcelo, Lamar; Leah Alberto, Sam Houston State; Autumn Bynum, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland monthly 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

Football and drugs in the 80s

first_imgGaliciaDrug trafficking was so powerful in Galicia at the end of the century that drug traffickers tried to hide it. Sito Miñanco, one of the biggest bosses of the Arousa estuary, took over the equipment from his town, Cambados, of just over ten thousand inhabitants. In other chapters of this report series we have seen how football was used to wash the image and advertise, but in this case the narcos already had everyone in the palm of their hand.Nacho Carretero tells it in his fantastic book Fariña: “The profile of a great boss had to be completed with football. The Youth Club of Cambados would not be one of the best known teams in Galicia if it were not for Miñanco “.” Ahe start of each championship Sito put 30 million pesetas (180,000 euros) on the table and Youth planned the season with salaries for players higher than Deportivo or Celta de Vigo“” When the president was in Cambados, the team arrived on the field aboard his yacht. “” In the preseason, Miñanco took the team on tour to Panama and Costa Rica. “This modest team stopped being so and rose from Preferred to Third and from Third to Second B (with 47 points above the second) as fast as the gliders of the time. In those categories, with that budget, those boots, those balls … they were just on another level. Today Cambados fights in the categories of regional football far from its shameful past, which they do not hesitate to distance themselves from. In 2018, when Brais Méndez was referred to as “the son of the Fariña FC striker” (the Celta player’s father is Modesto Méndez ‘Pupi’), the club came out with a statement expressing outrage: “The CJ Cambados is a club with more than 50 years of history and which has partners, sponsors, players, managers and a whole town that deserves to be treated with more respect”. A few years that Galician society and football would like to forget. It is impossible to quantify the direct and indirect victims of American drug trafficking in the last third of the 20th century and it would be irresponsible to compare it with the lives of many people, but soccer was also stained by the drug business.America de Cali was seventeen years on the Clinton List. Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela, along with his brother Gilberto, controlled America de Cali. He was not the only one, and the drug traffickers could manage small and large teams, such as maximum shareholders or leaders in the shade. One of the most popular is Pablo Escobar’s Atlético Nacional. Today almost mythologized by the famous television series, he was one of the most dangerous capos of the time. He was one of the most moving and Magazine Forbes of the hundred richest people in the world since 1987, the first year the magazine produced this list, until his death in 1993.They achieved great sports results, such as the three consecutive finals of the Copa Libertadores del América de Cali or the title of Atlético Nacional in 1989. The economic power was immense and nobody escaped what they used it for. The threats, bribes, and fear they instilled provided all the scores for those teams.Some of the most famous footballers had a relationship with them. The goalkeeper René Higuita was, in his words, “little friend” of Pablo Escobar and visited him in prison, where his relationships with drug traffickers took him for nine months. The América de los Rodríguez Orejuela met with Maradona to try to sign him for three million dollars before going to Barça.last_img read more

MOE, Save the Children Launch Practical Teaching System

first_imgThe Ministry of Education in collaboration with Save the Children has launched a pragmatic teaching system for children at the primary level.The program is aimed at building the capacity of children in mathematics.Speaking at the official launch Wednesday, May 28 in Tubmanburg, Bomi County, Save the Children’s director of program operations, Mercy Gichuhi, said the program is a pilot project that Save the Children is using to promote literacy and numeracy.Madam Mercy Gichuhi said “Numeracy boost is one initiative intended for children to acquire skills in Math at early grade. It is to dispel notion that math starts only at higher grade level.”She added that stakeholders need to make the difference at the early grade level for children; “they will love it, enjoy it and use it.”According to her, the numeracy program is intended to focus on teachers, materials, the curriculum, and classroom practices that will shift the math teaching at different level for basic education.She said it also focuses on parents and children, and community participation as the children need not only classroom teaching, but also teaching from parents and community members.According to her, research has shown that sometimes most people attribute to being a men’s course, leaving out women they think are good at reading courses.She called on parents and teachers to collaborate and make the one-year program successful.At the launch, the Math curriculum specialist at the Ministry of Education, Madam Asta Kaba said Gbarpolu, Cape Mount and Bomi counties are the three counties targeted for the program with over 1,500 children expected to benefit in the first year.According to Madam Kaba, schools in remote areas that are expected to form part of the numeracy boost pilot program including the Todien Public School, Mana Gbokai School and the Gbah Public School in Bomi County as well as Falie Public School, Latia Public School, Bo-Community School and Danielson Public School in Grand Cape Mount County.The curriculum specialist disclosed that 30 teachers would be trained for the task.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stingray swimmers compete at local meet

first_img45 Fort St. John Stingray swimmers took to the North Peace Leisure Pool to see how they measured up against swim clubs from Dawson Creek, Prince George, and Mackenzie on Saturday and Sunday. Four records were established at the meet, including two by Stingray members.Jamie Jodoin set a new mark in the 13 year old girls 100 metre breaststroke, and Owen Lang established new records in the 10 year old boys 50 metre freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, 100 metre freestyle, and IM.Swimmers that placed in the top three in their respective categories are as follows:- Advertisement -“O” Cat 1 Division GirlsGold      Rebecca-Mae Arnold (27 points)Gold      Sarah Hannaford (27 points)Advertisement Bronze  RJ Arnold (19 points)“O” Cat 1 BoysGold      Owen Lang (42 points)Silver     Julien Kemp (25 points)Advertisement Bronze  Maverick Arnold (25 points)“O” Cat 2 GirlsSilver     Jamie JodoinBronze  Sarah WebsterDiv 2 GirlsAdvertisement Silver     Connor BrownIn the overall club standings Dawson Creek finished with 672 points as they brought in 65 swimmers. The Stingrays and their 45 swimmers compiled 455 points for second place. Taking third were the Prince George Pisces with 213 points with seven swimmers, and fourth went to Mackenzie as their 12 swimmers came away with a total of 178 points. Silver     Paige Brown (24 points)Div 2 BoysGold      Ethan Semeniuk (21 points)Bronze  Nolan Garden (14 points)Div 4 BoysAdvertisementlast_img read more

Festival of India in Fort St. John today

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Festival of India is officially here in Fort St. John today until 7:00 p.m.Among the festivities are a henna station, a kids area, free vegetarian snacks including fruit, singers, dancers, and a whole lot more.The event is taking place on the grassy area across from the North Peace Cultural Centre at the corner of 100th Avenue and 100th Street.- Advertisement -They are celebrating many different cultures and religions from India, including: Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, and Sikh, to name a few.The event will also feature cauliflower pakoras, and a demonstration of paka yoga and demonstrations of traditional Indian mantras.last_img

Rooney says he wears Everton pyjamas

first_img0Shares0000Wayne Rooney is back with his boyhood club (pic from @Everton). PHOTO/Sky SportsLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 10 – Wayne Rooney has revealed he has been wearing Everton pyjamas for the past 13 years.The England international has returned to his boyhood club on a two-year contract having left the Toffees for Manchester United in 2004. Rooney will wear the No 10 shirt at Goodison Park as Romelu Lukaku posted a farewell message to Everton fans ahead of his expected move to Manchester United.And the 31-year-old said he maintained a connection with Everton after joining United for £27million.“I’ve kept it quiet for the last 13 years, but I’ve actually been wearing Everton pyjamas at home with my kids,” Rooney said.“I had to keep that a bit quiet.“[Wearing the Everton shirt] feels as special as it did 13 years ago and I’m just looking forward now to getting out on the pitch with it on.”Rooney made his Everton debut in 2002 at the age of 16, making his mark with a winning goal against Arsenal, and went onto play 77 games.After being signed by Sir Alex Ferguson, he won five Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United and was named club captain in 2014.He made 559 appearances and broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record with 253 goals, but had few first-team opportunities last season under Jose Mourinho.–By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Khedira Latest: Arsenal expert pours cold water on Emirates move

first_imgJohn Cross believes Arsenal are out of the running to sign Sami Khedira.The German midfielder is apparently being frozen out at Real Madid, and that will lead to fresh speculation of a move to the Premier League.The Gunners have been linked with the 27-year-old throughout the summer, but Cross, the Daily Mirror’s Emirates expert, doens’t see the move happening.“It will be interesting to see if people go for him,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “I don’t think it will be Arsenal. They’ve got so many midfielders there.“And you’ve got to look at the package he wants. It’s a huge amount of money, beyond the transfer fee, for a player who has had a lot of problems with injuries and any buying club has got to have a look at that.“I don’t think he’ll be heading for Arsenal unless it’s a dramatically good deal.“What are you buying there? He’s basically a defensive midfield player. And do you bring a defensive midfielder in as your top earner? You top earner is normally a striker or a top playmaker. You won’t find too many clubs where the top earner is a defensive midfielder.”last_img read more

No way West Ham would let Andy Carroll leave, insists ex-Hammer John Hartson

first_imgFormer West Ham striker John Hartson has rubbished rumours that Andy Carroll could be set for a return to Newcastle United in January, saying there is no way the Hammers would allow their record signing to leave after nursing him back to full fitness.Carroll arrived at Upton Park in 2013 in a club record £15million move from Liverpool, but his West Ham career has been ravaged by ongoing injury troubles.The 26-year-old is no longer first choice up front following his extended spells on the sidelines, though he did come off the bench to score the winner against Chelsea last month.And his hometown club – who sold him to Liverpool for £35m in 2011 – are reportedly hoping to persuade the towering frontman to return and aid their relegation battle.But ex-Wales and Irons frontman Hartson has told talkSPORT he would be very surprised if manager Slaven Bilic allows Carroll to leave after the money and resources spent on bringing the striker back into first-team contention.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “West Ham paid big money for Andy Carroll and they’ve nursed him back to fitness – they’ve been patient with him.“Bilic has told me that he can’t get him off the training ground, he’s enthusiastic and is desperate to play games.“When you’ve been out for so long it’s such an added bonus when you’re back playing and feeling fit and you can train every day.“So I would be really surprised if that happened.“Newcastle are in trouble, but I would have thought West Ham would want to keep hold of him.”last_img read more

Taking in a little bit of ‘Glama’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Phill Dorosky plays tour company operator Jeff Carson. Erika Figueroa is an Olvera Street shopkeeper along his tour route with whom he is in love. The people on the bus include quirky senior citizens, a pouting teenager traveling with her parents, and Andi Rhoads as the passenger who decides Carson must be a drug dealer. Armstrong started acting in community theater six years ago, after years singing in church choirs. His first role was in “Damn Yankees,” singing “You’ve Got to Have Heart.” He also has portrayed Thomas Jefferson in “1776” and Capt. Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” His first musical was a one-act piece done for Antelope Valley College’s annual one-act festival. “It was a musical comedy version of an audit – pretty bizarre concept,” Armstrong said of that work. PALMDALE – A brand-new musical comedy about a Hollywood bus tour operator mistaken by one of his passengers for a drug dealer will open tonight at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center in a Desert Opera Theatre show. “Glama” – the name of the fictional tour company – is the first full-length musical comedy written by William Armstrong, a Lockheed Martin employee who in his day job works with computers and who has had previous one-act plays performed locally and elsewhere. “It’s a pure comedy. It’s a farce. There’s mistaken identity involved,” said Armstrong, who wrote the lyrics, music and dialogue. “Glama” will open tonight with a sold-out dinner show. It will continue at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Cultural Center, 38300 Sierra Highway, Palmdale. Tickets are $20. This weekend’s performances were staged with the intention of recording them to create a DVD, which Armstrong can use to interest theater producers. His earlier one-acts have been picked up off the Internet for productions elsewhere, he said. For tickets or other information on “Glama,” call (661) 272-9393.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgSURF’S UP IN FANAD AT THE ADVENTURE ONE SURF SCHOOL“IT MAY BE GREY BUT THE SURF IS UP IN FANAD”Monday 23rd July- Today was another fantastic day at Adventure One Surf School in Fanad, it may have been raining but the surf was pumping today!Our kids’ Summer camp hit the waves at 10am and by the end of their session all the kids were up and riding! More good waves tomorrow, but if you fancy something a bit more serene come down to Adventure One Stand Up Paddleboard school in Rathmullan and try the fastest growing watersport in the world.Tuesday evenings we run our popular Yoga/SUP session at 7pm 1 hour of yoga followed by 1 hour on the Paddleboards. The Ultimate workout!The swell today had increased overnight  from Sunday’s waist high mushy waves to well overhead high peeling waves. The surf conditions for Tuesday 24th is more of the same with light Southerly wind conditions and a slowly decreasing swell, so wax up your board and hit the surf!To book a surf or Stand Up Paddleboard lesson call Adventure One Surf School on 086 1931 747 or see our website IainGETTING READY TO PADDLE BOARD AT RATHMULLANADVENTURE ONE DAILY SURF REPORT – IT MAY BE GREY BUT THE SURF’S UP IN FANAD! was last modified: July 23rd, 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:ADVENTURE ONE DAILY SURF REPORT – IT MAY BE GREY BUT THE SURF’S UP IN FANAD!last_img read more