Five Southland Softball Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-America Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Five Southland softball student-athletes were named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Teams, the College of Sports Information Directors of America announced Monday. Sam Houston State pitcher Lindsey McLeod and Houston Baptist shortstop Demi Janak are third-team selections. McLeod, a 2018 All-Conference Second Team member, set a single-season strikeout record (222) for the Bearkats in her junior season in which she kept a 4.0 GPA as a public health major. Janak, who finished her junior season leading HBU in batting average and home runs, is a 4.0 student as an accounting major. The five total selections are second only to the SEC, which led all conferences with six members. Each Southland member has a 4.0 GPA; of the 30 honorees scattered across the three teams, only 19 members have a perfect GPA. For a complete list of the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® selections, visit here.center_img Nicholls pitcher Megan Landry was selected for the second team after a junior season that saw her win Southland Pitcher of the Year while keeping a 4.0 GPA as a secondary education-English major. Abilene Christian first baseman Brianna Barnhill joins Landry on the second team. Barnhill completed her college career with a spotless GPA as a kinesiology major. Central Arkansas shortstop Kate Myers leads the Southland as the lone pick to the first team. Myers becomes the first student-athlete in program history to earn first-team recognition and just the second to receive All-America honors. Wrapping up her senior season for the Bears, Myers maintained a 4.0 GPA majoring in Biology and minoring in sports psychology. The Tulsa, Oklahoma, native was one of two student-athletes to receive the Southland’s F.L. McDonald Scholarship to be applied toward graduate studies. She will continue her academic career at Oklahoma State’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.last_img read more

Source: Spurs, Aldridge agree on extension

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, left, dribbles as Houston Rockets center Clint Capela defends during the first half in Game 6 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)LaMarcus Aldridge and the San Antonio Spurs have at times seemed an ill-fitting pair, with a player who spent nine years in another franchise before landing with Gregg Popovich not always looking comfortable in the NBA’s most well-established system.The kinks the two sides have been trying to work through had league observers believing Aldridge might not be long for San Antonio. Just as they have for more than 20 years, the Spurs care little about what others think.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron’s status for opener vs. Celtics still unclear Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Aldridge and the Spurs reached agreement on a three-year extension on Monday that ensures the five-time All-Star will be under contract through the 2020-21 season. The agreement involves Aldridge exercising the 2018-19 player option on the original four-year max deal he signed with the Spurs in 2015. He then will get another two years and $50 million tacked on to the deal, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press.ESPN first reported the agreement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogWhen the Spurs beat out the Suns, Lakers and several other suitors for Aldridge two summers ago, it was a departure from the franchise’s long history of drafting and developing its stars. With Tim Duncan nearing retirement and Kawhi Leonard emerging as the team’s next focal point, the Spurs splurged for Aldridge in free agency to try to extend the team’s window for competing in the Western Conference.He came from Portland, where he had spent years as the No. 1 option for the Trail Blazers, a formidable low-post presence with a strong mid-range game. Aldridge was an All-Star in his first season in San Antonio, but his individual numbers declined significantly. That was to be expected in San Antonio’s system, which emphasizes ball movement and tries to limit minutes to keep veterans fresh for the postseason. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Last year, Aldridge averaged 17.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, both career lows. But the Spurs won 61 games and advanced to the Western Conference finals, where they were swept by the Golden State Warriors after Leonard injured his ankle in Game 1.The 32-year-old Aldridge and Popovich met this fall to try to find ways to make him feel more comfortable and effective. The dialogue helped strengthen their relationship, made Aldridge feel open to staying in San Antonio and gave the Spurs the peace of mind that they could continue to feature him as a much-needed supporting star for Leonard.The Warriors return almost their entire team and a deeper bench in pursuit of their third championship in four seasons. Oklahoma City added Paul George and Carmelo Anthony as wing men for Russell Westbrook, the Houston Rockets brought in Chris Paul, and the Minnesota Timberwolves added Jimmy Butler all in an effort to make things more difficult for Golden State.With Leonard missing the entire preseason and also scheduled to miss the season opener on Wednesday against Minnesota because of a quadriceps injury, Aldridge’s offensive presence is more important than ever.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Vendor charged for being in possession of over 96lbs of ganja

first_imgAfter being busted with a large amount of marijuana at his stall in the Stabroek Market a few days ago, 30-year-old Jason Dundas appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan charged for the possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking.Remanded: Jason DundasDundas of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara (ECD) denied that on August 22, 2019 at Corn Hill Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 43.772 kilograms or (96.5 pounds) of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.Short facts presented by Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield detailed that on the day in question, ranks acting on information went to the defendant’s stall and requested to carry out a search.During the said search, a quantity of leaves, seeds and stems suspected to be marijuana were found wrapped in several parcels hidden in the stall.After Dundas was cautioned and told of the offence, he reportedly claimed ownership of the illegal drugs.Prosecutor Mansfield objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the penalty the charge attracts and the prevalence of the charge.As such, the Chief Magistrate remanded the defendant to prison until September 25, 2019.last_img read more

Kenya drops 10 places in FIFA Rankings

first_imgThe loss highly benefited Sierra Leone who climbed an enormous 30 places up to now sit 83th, just one place above Kenya.Despite dropping three places to occupy position 74, Uganda are still bossing the CECAFA region, followed by Kenya while Tanzania are third after going up 25 places to sit 114th globally.Rwanda are fourth in the East African region and placed 127th in the world while Ethiopia who is Kenya’s opponent in the 2019 AFCON Qualifier closes the top five at position 136 after going down 11 places.Egypt remains top in the African continent despite dropping four places to position 24 worldwide, Senegal is second and at position 27, DR Congo made a major comeback to rise up 11 places to be ranked third in Africa, Tunisia are fourth at position 34 while African champions Cameroon rounds up the top five best teams in the continent at position 38.Globally, World Champions Germany are back at the top after beating Chile 1-0 to win the FIFA Confederations Cup, hence moving up two places to dislodge Brazil who dropped to second.Argentina are third, EURO World Champions Portugal occupy the fourth spot while Switzerland went four places up to sit fifth.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players walk off the pitch at half time during a friendly match against Mozambique on November 12, 2016. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 6 –The national football team Harambee Stars has dropped a massive10 places in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday to see Kenya sit 84th globally with 408 points.This is as a result of Kenya’s 2-1 away loss to minnows Sierra Leone in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier opener played June 10 in Free Town at a time the Stanley Okumbi team were ranked 74th, 39 places way above Sierra Leone.last_img read more

Joe Hart ‘wouldn’t kick up a fuss’ if Man City midfielder decided to stay

first_img Joe Hart wants James Milner to stay at Man City Joe Hart wants James Milner to stay at Man City, amid rumours the midfielder is being lined up by Liverpool.Reports have suggested City bosses have offered Milner an improved contract worth as much as £165,000-a-week over four years to keep him at the Etihad and make him one of the club’s top earners.And goalkeeper Hart explained he’d love his pal sign the new deal and remain in Manchester, when asked about the 29-year-old’s future.“That’s me being totally selfish, but James has got his own decisions to make,” he told talkSPORT.“I would never stick my nose in because it’s a football decision at the end of the day, but I certainly wouldn’t be kicking up a fuss if he did stay.”Hart and Milner have been close friends stretching back to England U21 level where they played together as the Young Lions reached the 2009 European Championship final.“I get on with him personally and think the world of him off the field,” he said.“On the field, I think he’s a fantastic player and someone I’ve really enjoyed playing with for years and years having worked with him at U21 level.“He’s a really, really, really talented footballer. It’s easy to say he’s a hard worker, but there’s so much more to him than that.”Hart’s words echo that of his manager, Manuel Pellegrini, who earlier in the week was full of praise for Milner’s versatility, calling him an “important and intelligent player.”And Hart could not agree more: “He’s a big part of our squad and brings a lot to the team,” he added.Joe Hart relies on the UK’s no.1 shampoo Head & Shoulders to feel prepared and confident for the game ahead. Visit headandshoulders.co.uk 1last_img read more

MAN ARRESTED FOR SELLING ECSTACY IN NIGHTCLUB FINED €500

first_imgA man who was arrested for selling Ecstacy tablets in a Letterkenny nightclub has said it was ‘out of character’ for him and a ‘once off’ incident. Stephen Thornton, 25, with an address of Nart, Rockcorry, Monaghan was fined €500 for unlawful possession of drugs in The Grill Nightclub. Thornton, who is employed as an engineer in Monaghan pleaded guilty to both counts of unlawful possession and to supply an illegal substance.Garda Derek Connaughton told the court, “On the 16th of August, 2015, there was a rave type disco occurring in the club.“I was contacted by the owner of The Grill, Mr Patrick Tinney who said he overheard a conversation between two men haggling over the price of something.“He suspected it to be drugs related and subsequently contacted me in the interim.“He heard the two individuals haggling, with one attempting to sell two of something for €10 – while the other man was offering €9.“I arrived at The Grill at 12.45am and intercepted Mr Thornton as he came out of the smoking area.“He had seven Ecstacy tablets in his pockets and €9 in the palm of his hand.“He was then subsequently arrested for sale and supply of illegal substances.“He was taken to Letterkenny Garda Station and he was fully co-operative with us.“He admitted to selling four or five tablets earlier that same night, we searched him and found another €45 in his pocket which he had accumulated by selling drugs earlier that evening.”Solicitor for the defendant Gordon Curley told the court that his client was deeply remorseful for the incident and regretted his actions which were described as ‘out of character’.Curley told the court, “He came to Letterkenny with a group of friends for a birthday party that evening.“He consumed too much alcohol and got involved in a situation he shouldn’t have got involved in.“It was a once off for Mr Thornton – and he had never done anything of the sort previously and hasn’t engaged in any similar acts since.“He deeply regrets his involvement in this unsavoury incident – and has learnt his lesson.“This was out of character for him – he is employed as an engineer and plans on heading abroad to work in the near future.“I would be concerned about a conviction – and the impact that would have on his attempts to seek work outside of the country.“I’d like the court to take into account – his early guilty plea, his co-operation with Gardaí – and that he has no previous convictions.Judge John Faughnan fined Mr Thornton €500 for unlawful possession and gave him four months to pay – while he took the charge of purpose to supply into consideration.MAN ARRESTED FOR SELLING ECSTACY IN NIGHTCLUB FINED €500 was last modified: January 19th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:drugsEcstacyGarda Derek ConnaughtonMonaghannightclubStephen ThorntonThe Grilllast_img read more

McPhee flies over rainbow into ‘Idol’ showdown

first_imgThe Kat’s almost in the bag. Sherman Oaks songbird Katharine McPhee made it through the next-to-last hurdle Wednesday on “American Idol” and is headed to the Kodak Theatre in the season finale. In a close vote, blue-eyed soul singer Elliott Yamin was booted off Fox-TV’s wildly popular singing contest, leaving McPhee and gray-haired Taylor Hicks to face off in the finals next week. McPhee’s friends, family and fans were over the rainbow. McPhee’s mom, PeishaMcPhee, told a friend after the votes were announced that she was “too excited to talk.” “I see her becoming a very big star,” Davis said. “She could record an album next week, or she could do a Broadway show, but I’d like to see her keep singing, whatever happens – and I know she will. She’s got so much going for her – plus, a very good support system of family and friends.” Susie Welby, a McPhee friend and her onetime vocal coach, said the “Idol” experience has been the greatest career launch imaginable. “In 10 years, I’d like to see her have a shelf of Grammys and Tonys,” Welby said after hearing that Kat was still in the game. “She’s going to be around for a while.” Veteran hit-maker Clive Davis, the week’s resident vocal coach on “Idol,” seemed to agree, saying the sultry, dark-eyed beauty has “a great voice (and a) big range.” Now in its fifth season, “Idol” continues to dominate the ratings, attracting 25 million to 33 million viewers each telecast. Host Ryan Seacrest said on Wednesday’s show that viewers called in 50 million votes. “Kat has something Taylor doesn’t have – she can do TV, movies and recordings,” said Brent Braun, associate managing director of the NoHo Arts Center, where Kat co-starred in “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” last summer. “Even if she doesn’t become the American Idol, she won’t be one of those people where you say `Whatever happened to?’ in a year.” Fred Shuster, (818) 713-3676 fred.shuster@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“It’s absolutely a miracle,” said Michele Daranyi, 21, a close friend of Katharine McPhee’s for 14 years. “She’ll have the film and TV career she’s always wanted and she’ll make an album that will work for her. Her passion is for her work.” The polished and poised McPhee, 22, a Notre Dame High School grad, has the right genes for the job. Mom is a well-known vocal coach, dad is a TV producer and her r sum includes a stint in the title role of the musical “Annie Get Your Gun” at the Cabrillo Music Theater in Thousand Oaks, along with dramatic and comedic roles. “Win or lose next week, I see Kat’s future going the way of a contemporary Streisand,” said James Mellon, artistic director of the NoHo Arts Center, who cast McPhee as Annie Oakley. “She’s got genuine acting chops and she’s not afraid to show genuine emotion. And, of course, she’s a phenomenal singer – a really nice person with no diva attitude.” In competition Tuesday, McPhee bowled over judges with a blockbuster “Over the Rainbow,” which she performed seated on the floor of the stage. The normally ill-tempered Simon Cowell crowed that it was the “single best performance of the competition to date.” Longtime McPhee family friend Diane Davis said Kat would enjoy a healthy career whichever way it goes next week. last_img

West Ham and Everton rivals in race to sign Italian defender

first_imgThe 26-year-old has now returned to parent club Sassuolo, for whom he has not played a match since joining in 2016, and the Neroverdi are assessing whether to sell Ferrari this summer.According to Corriere dello Sport, West Ham and Everton are interested in securing Ferrari’s services, as well as Russian giants Spartak Moscow. TOP WORK Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST Latest transfer news targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Sassuolo defender Gian Marco Ferrari is being targeted by Premier League duo West Ham and Everton, according to reports.Ferrari, the centre-back, has established himself as one of Serie A’s best defenders over the last few years, even breaking into the Italy squad last season during a successful loan spell at Sampdoria. Ferrari earned his first international call-up earlier this year Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti three-way race Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND 2 RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? After impressing for Samp in 2017/18, Ferrari was called up to Italy’s senior international squad for the first time for the March friendlies against Argentina and England, though he failed to make his debut in either fixture. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets Ferrari impressed while on loan at Sampdoria last season LIVING THE DREAM Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland It is stated in the report that Sassuolo value Ferrari at between £7million and £9million.Ferrari, who started his career at Parma, has also represented Crotone, spending three separate spells with the Calabrian side – twice on loan and once permanently. 2 REVEALED last_img read more

After strong finish to freshman season, Humboldt State’s Tyras Rattler Jr. continues upward progression

first_imgARCATA >> It doesn’t take long to figure out that Humboldt State sophomore guard Tyras Rattler Jr. is a soft-spoken, easy-going 20-year-old who doesn’t seek much attention.With how he’s playing this season, though, it’s only natural that a spotlight is going to be shined brightly in his direction.On a Humboldt State team full of talented players, Rattler Jr. has been the best of the bunch this season. Through the Jacks’ first eight games this season, Rattler Jr. has been close to top of the …last_img read more

FNB in R800m housing project

first_img26 June 2006(FNB) and the Gauteng Department of Housing are co-operating to close the gap that exists in South Africa’s affordable housing market.FNB, one of South Africa’s “big four” retail banks, launched a R800-million housing development last Thursday that will see more than 3 000 houses being built in a new Soweto suburb to be called Glen Ridge.Each housing unit will consist of three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and lounge at the cost of R168 000 (all inclusive).Construction will begin in July, with the first batch of houses to be available from as early as October.The project is split into commercial property finance (to fund developers to build the houses) and end-user finance in home loans for potential buyers to address the challenge of access to credit.FNB has set aside approximately R500-million to provide finance for the buyers, and R300-million for established property developers to build the houses.The initiative is in line with an agreement the government signed last year with the country’s four major banks – FNB, Absa, Standard Bank and Nedbank – under which the institutions committed themselves to pouring R42-billion into the country’s low-cost housing market.Gauteng Housing MEC Nomvula Mokonyane commended the bank for helping ordinary South Africans to acquire homes through innovative home loan products.“Our role as provincial government will be to provide housing subsidies as equity to ensure affordability and quality houses for people in the middle to low income bracket,” Mokonyane said.Township development has in the past had limited appeal for developers because of difficulties involved in selling the properties.However, FNB chief executive officer Michael Jordaan said the collaboration between the banks and the government would make the provision of finance to buyers far smoother and the initiative an attractive one for developers.Last month, FNB unveiled a R368-million project to build more than 1 000 affordable houses at Cosmo City, north of Johannesburg. So far this year, the bank has ploughed approximately R1.7-billion into affordable housing developments.Jordaan emphasised that supporting South Africa’s previously under-serviced housing market was not merely about “ticking FSC [Financial Sector Charter] target boxes.”It was a business imperative, he said, for the country’s banks to contribute to the sustainable development and economic well-being of the communities they served.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more