Southland Conference Announces Fall 2018 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

first_imgFall 2018 Commissioner’s Honor Roll | 2018-19 Academic AwardsFRISCO, Texas – A total of 989 Southland Conference student-athletes across 62 teams are on the Fall 2018 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the league announced Thursday. The men’s sports are cross country and football, and the women’s sports are cross country, soccer and volleyball.The Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes in the sports of men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, soccer and volleyball who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average in the semester of their sport.Of the total student-athletes named, 223 posted perfect 4.0 GPAs during the fall semester.“We are very honored and pleased to see so many Southland Conference student-athletes continue to succeed academically,” league Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “The Southland and its member institutions are focused on the academic and competitive well-being of these individuals as the work toward graduation and lifelong success.”Central Arkansas leads the conference with 122 total honorees, followed by Abilene Christian with 108, and Incarnate Word with 104.Northwestern State has 93 student-athletes on the list, followed by Southeastern Louisiana (81), Houston Baptist (79), McNeese (77), Sam Houston State (71), Stephen F. Austin (66) and Nicholls (61). Lamar (57), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (45) and New Orleans (25) round out the Fall 2018 Honor Roll.Among the league’s 11 football-playing schools, UCA paves the way with 56 student-athletes earning Commissioner’s Honor Roll status. Abilene Christian has the second-most with 51 gridders and Northwestern State ranks third among football teams with 41 student-athletes.Incarnate Word and Central Arkansas tied to lead the men’s cross country student-athletes with 14 runners from each institution making the grade. Northwestern State tallied the third-most with nine men’s harriers. In women’s cross country, the Bears finished up front with 16 runners, while the UIW Cardinals notched 13 student-athletes. In third was Stephen F. Austin and McNeese have 11 runners apiece.Abilene Christian and Incarnate Word account for 26 soccer student-athletes from each institution on the Honor Roll, while Central Arkansas and Nicholls are represented with 23 each.Among volleyball players, ACU finished at the forefront with 18 representatives, while 15 Northwestern State student-athletes made the list. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, New Orleans and Stephen F. Austin each placed 14.last_img read more

B&E accused granted $20,000 bail

first_imgA Lindener was released on ,000 bail after he was taken to the Linden Magistrate’s Court to answer to a breaking and entering and larceny charge.Linden McCurul, 18, appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse and pleaded not guilty to the charged which stated that he broke and entered the home of Abiola Griffith located at Lot 366 Block 22, Wismar on Friday August 26 and stole $14,000 in cash.The labourer of Lot 349 Block 22, Wismar, Linden will make his next court appearance on September 27.last_img read more

Conte apologises to referee after sending off

first_img0Shares0000Antonio Conte remonstrates with referee Neil Swarbrick before being sent to the standsLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 30 – Antonio Conte has apologised to referee Neil Swarbrick after being sent to the stands during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Swansea.Conte was dismissed on the stroke of half-time at Stamford Bridge after protesting furiously in a discussion with Swarbrick over a number of contentious decisions. The Italian felt Swansea were time-wasting when the game was still goalless, but after Chelsea sealed the three points, he expressed his remorse.“After the game, I think it’s normal, it’s right to apologise for what happened during the game,” said Conte.“During the game, in the first half, I saw that Swansea were wasting time. I said this a few times to the fourth official.“At the same time, I didn’t see something change in the first half. I was frustrated for this situation. I tried to tell again, but then the referee took this decision.“I repeat, I apologise for this. I was frustrated. For sure I made a mistake. During the game I suffer. With my players I suffer. It’s a pity.“They are wasting time. I was a bit animated. I said this and I shout this. It was not the first time. I think for this reason the fourth official lost his patience. But I repeat, the fault was mine, not the fourth official’s. I apologise for this. I was frustrated.”Antonio Rudiger’s first goal were sufficient against a struggling Swansea side, with the reigning Premier League champions extending their undefeated streak to six games.Conte added: “We started this season with many problems. Now we are trying to solve these problems. I think now we are improving.“We are trying another system of play. And I had the possibility to alternate these two systems. These are good options for me.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool and Everton fans react to Sakho v Lukaku

first_imgIt was a titanic battle between two giants of English football.No. Not the Merseyside derby, which ended up being a little on the dull side despite early promise as the game finished 1-1 at Goodison Park.We’re talking about Mamadou Sakho v Romelu Lukaku.As Everton v Liverpool drew to a close, the pair clashed in the penalty area resulting in eye-popping stares, chest beating, and a lot of pointing. But what would have happened had the two come to blows? It’s a frightening prospect.You can see how fans on Twitter reacted to the battle below… 1 Mamadou Sakho and Romelu Lukaku clash last_img read more

Sunshine politics

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! YEARS go by, decades really, and the city of Los Angeles still seems incapable of developing a rational policy on trash that doesn’t involve trashing the San Fernando Valley. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who, like his predecessor, campaigned on a promise to end the city’s dumping at Sunshine Canyon in Granada Hills, has disappeared on the issue, preferring to spend the city’s wealth on the hopeless homeless rather than the hapless homeowners. And after three City Council committees lacked the courage to take a stand on the issue, the full council on Friday voted to defer consideration until just four days before the Feb. 28 deadline for a decision. Instead, the city will send a delegation hat in hand to beg officials of Browning Ferris Industries to give them a good deal, even as the city starts shipping some of its trash out of town. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant So don’t be surprised when all is said and done, that BFI tells the city to take a hike and the council decides it has no choice but to continuing dumping at Sunshine – much to the dismay of the surrounding community. Then the mayor and the council can all stand on the steps of City Hall, throw up their hands and say, “We did the best we could, but now we have to subsidize billionaires’ developments and a subway to the sea. And, by the way, we need higher taxes so city workers can have a big raise.”last_img read more

Surgeons blaze path in regrowing organs

first_img At the time of her surgery five years ago, her kidneys were close to failing as a result of her weak bladder. Now, they are working again, and she no longer wears a diaper. Instead, she was waiting for alterations on a low-cut champagne-color dress for her junior prom. “Now that I’ve had the transplant, my body actually does what I want it to do,” she said in an interview last week at her uncle’s house in Haddam, Conn. “Now I can go have fun and not worry about having an accident.” Scientists, marveling at how such animals as salamanders regenerate lost limbs, have long toyed with the futuristic possibilities of regrowing worn-out or injured human parts. Over the past decade, researchers began fashioning better scaffold-like platforms that hold growing cells and dissolve inside the body. The study of stem cells, which can mature into all the body’s other tissues, has also supercharged progress in regenerative medicine. The researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston used a more mature cell type known as a progenitor. They first operated on the patients to remove bad tissue that made up more than half of their bladders. They fished out muscle and bladder wall cells, seeded them on cup-like bladder-shape scaffolds of collagen, then let the cells reproduce in the lab for seven weeks. Starting with tens of thousands, they ended up with about 1.5 billion cells. The cell-bearing molds were then surgically sewn back to the remnants of the patients’ original and partly working bladders, where the lab-nurtured cells kept maturing. The team, which began its work in 1999, followed the last patient for almost two years. In undergoing the experimental procedure, the patients skirted the typical side effects of grafts that would otherwise have been made with their own intestinal tissue. “It gives everyone in the field … the evidence and encouragement they’ve needed to say this can be done,” said Dr. Stephen Badylak, a University of Pittsburgh expert in tissue engineering. Atala, the research leader who has since moved to Wake Forest University, has already begun commercializing his transplant techniques through Tengion, a company he helped found in King of Prussia, Pa. It has licensing rights to patents on his work, and some of his research collaborators have acted as consultants. Some researchers were more cautious about the promise shown with the new procedure, saying the study lacks any direct comparison group of patients getting the traditional graft. Dr. Joseph Zwischenberger, who edits the journal of the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs, questioned how well the new bladders worked in the first few patients and raised a “red flag” about two patients who left the study for personal reasons and were ultimately omitted from the results. He also said Atala’s attempts to commercialize the technique should add some skepticism toward the findings, which he nonetheless called “very interesting preliminary data.” The patients in the study must still cope with the ravages of spina bifida, the birth defect that caused their bladder problems. Leaving the spine incompletely closed, spina bifida can turn off nerve signals that keep the bladder healthy. The stiff, leathery bladder leaks frequently, forcing the person to wear pads or diapers. What’s worse, the weakened bladders can flush urine back into the kidneys and damage them too. The rebuilt bladders, though, were up to three times more elastic and better at holding urine, the researchers report. In all seven patients, kidney function was preserved, the study said. The patients must still empty their bladders regularly with a tube but can avoid leaking in between. For Kaitlyne McNamara, the urinary infections, leaking and daily diapers are now just embarrassing memories. “It kind of boosted my self-esteem,” she says. “I don’t have to worry.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOSTON – The once-fanciful dream of regrowing the heart and other failing organs has suddenly edged closer to reality: The first complex organ, the bladder, has been rebuilt in seven patients from living tissue cultivated in the lab. “It’s really science fiction at its best,” marvels Tracy McNamara whose daughter got one of the first transplants and is living a more normal life because of it. The breakthrough was reported online Tuesday in The Lancet medical journal, with doctors explaining how they mostly replaced diseased bladders from seven youngsters with tissue grown from the patients’ own cells. Though simpler tissues such as skin and bone have been regrown and transplanted, this is the first time it has been accomplished with a more complex organ. “It’s startling and exciting,” declared Dr. Eli A. Friedman, a transplant surgeon at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center in New York who was briefed on the findings. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event “This suggests that tissue engineering may one day be a solution to the shortage of donor organs in this country for those needing transplants,” said Dr. Anthony Atala, the lead researcher. Growing other organs will likely hold unforeseen challenges, however, since organs are so specialized in their functions, scientists stress. Even for people with bladder disease – and there are an estimated 35 million in the United States alone – Atala’s technique requires testing on more patients and for longer times, researchers say. Replacing an entire bladder would pose many more problems, including reconnecting urine tubes, blood supply, and nerve signaling, according to Dr. Steve Y. Chung, an Illinois urologist who wrote a commentary for Lancet. Still, he called the work “a tremendous, tremendous advance.” For the children and teenagers in the study, the transplants reduced leaking from their bladders – a potentially big gain in quality of life. For 16-year-old Kaitlyne McNamara, of Middletown, Conn., the transplant has meant a new social life. last_img read more


first_imgA well-known garage forecourt is back in business after a fuel mishap.The Lagg Service Station in Milford took a fuel delivery yesterday.But 25,000 litres of diesel and petrol was put into the WRONG tanks. When two lorries arrived last night to remove the fuel, local people feared the garage – which is in administration after going bust – was going to close for good.However new loads of fuel were delivered today to the garage. SERVICE STATION RE-OPENS AFTER FUEL MISHAP was last modified: June 26th, 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)last_img read more

Nogales 15, Arroyo 10

first_img The game-winning series was capped by Rubio’s 1-yard touchdown. “We believed in ourselves tonight,” Nobles coach Tim Silvett said. “We made several big plays at the right time.” The Nobles defense also chipped in, limiting the Knights duo of Salmon and receiver Sergio Leon to 60 yards on five completions. “Tonight’s win showed our kids that hard work pays off,” Silvett said. “Tonight’s victory was our reward.” 160Want 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 With the victory, Nogales ended Arroyo’s 20-game regular season winning streak. Arroyo had an opportunity at a comeback victory, but it ended when Nobles defensive back Tony Martinez intercepted Knights quarterback Dominic Salmon deep in Nobles’ territory with two minutes remaining. The Nobles got a huge performance from Ross. The junior finished with 144 yards on 18 carries. “I felt good tonight, I worked hard all week and it paid off,” Ross said. The Nobles also got a solid performance out of Rubio. The junior had several big plays, including a 26-yard run on a key fourth down and two pass completions on other fourth downs. center_img LA PUENTE — Nogales High School’s duo of running back Eddie Ross and quarterback Chris Rubio led the Nobles to a 15-10 upset of visiting Arroyo High School in a nonleague game on Thursday night. Nogales (3-2) was trailing, 10-9, late in the fourth quarter when the Nobles’ duo of Ross and Rubio led an impressive 11-play, 78-yard drive. last_img read more

Mathias Kigonya nominated for ‘best shot stopper’ gong in Kenya Premier League

first_imgKigonya scored four league goals last seasonNAIROBI – Former Bright Stars custodian Matthias Kigonya has been nominated for the best goalkeeper of the year award in the annual Kenya Premier League awards.The free agent who has decided to leave Sofapaka FC is the only Ugandan player nominated among the 12 categories that were shortlisted this week.Last season, Kigonya scored four goals for his side (all penalties) and kept 10 clean sheets as Sofapaka finished fifth in the league.Kigonya was part of the KPL All-Stars team that traveled to Spain for exhibition matches against Cordoba and Sevilla Atlético in 2017.Kigonya will face stiff competition from Patrick Matasi who featured for Tusker last season, Farouk Shikalo of Bandari, Kevin Omondi (SoNy Sugar) and AFC Leopards’ Ezekiel Owade.The winner of this specific award will walk away with Ksh. 500,000 while the runner up will scoop Ksh. 300,000.A total of 6.7M will go to respective winners. The Most Valuable Player (MVP) will bag Ksh. 1M.Comments Tags: Mathais KigonyaSofapaka FClast_img read more

SA Women edge Samoa at Rugby World Cup

first_img14 August 2014The Springbok Women delivered a spirited performance against Samoa in Marcoussis on Wednesday to secure a nail-biting 25-24 victory in their penultimate Women’s Rugby World Cup clash.The victory, their first of the tournament, means the team will have a shot at securing their best finish yet in the tournament, as it earned them a place in the ninth/tenth place playoff on the final day’s play on Sunday.Until now, the team’s best finish in the Women’s Rugby World Cup was tenth place in 2010.Back-and-forth affairThe first half in Marcoussis proved to be a back-and-forth affair between the teams as South Africa allowed Samoa to bounce back immediately after they scored points throughout the half. But they maintained their composure in a tense second half to secure a narrow victory.South Africa got off to a firing start when flyhalf Zandile Nojoko scored a try inside the first minute after flank Rachelle Geldenhuys charged down a ball in Samoa’s half and made a few yards before passing to Nojoko, who touched down for South Africa’s first try of the tournament and a 7-0 lead.Samoa, however, hit back soon after through flyhalf Bella Milo, who finished off a well-worked team try following a series of drives off of rucks and mauls, which carried the islanders into South Africa’s 22.Springbok Women’s captain and centre Zenay Jordaan restored South Africa’s lead in the 14th minute with a penalty.Second Samoan tryIt was short-lived as Samoa put in a big hit on defence from the kick-off, which dislodged the ball from flank Shona-Leah Weston’s hands and the Samoans pounced on it to cross the tryline for the second time, which, with the conversion, gave them a 14-10 lead.South Africa again managed to string together phases on attack in the exchanges that followed and earned a penalty at a ruck, which Jordaan slotted to reduce the deficit to a single point.Lawrence Sephaka’s charges then bulled their way to a second try in 31st minute from a solid lineout, with Geldenhuys dotting down. A successful conversion extended the South African lead to 20-14.Milo then caught the South African defence off-guard to cross for Samoa’s third try on the contest, and the conversion gave them a narrow 21-20 lead.Shortly after the break, the Springbok Women lost lock Celeste Adonis to a yellow card for infringing at a ruck, and Samoa added points in her absence as Milo landed a penalty to put the islanders four points clear at 24-20.Slim leadSouth Africa responded positively and dominated possession, which allowed them to camp in Samoa’s territory for most of the half. Their attacking efforts finally paid off in the 59th minute when replacement wing Veroeshka Grain received the ball out wide and ran around a few defenders to score their third try of the match. The five- pointer gave South Africa a slim 25-24 lead.The final quarter was tense as both teams gave everything on attack and defence, which resulted in a stop-start affair. South Africa, though, absorbed the pressure well to hold on for the one-point victory.Spanish showdownThey will face Spain in their final World Cup clash on Sunday in Marcoussis after the Spanish defeated Kazakhstan 18-5.Should South Africa win the match, they would claim their their best finish in their three appearances at the Women’s Rugby World Cup. A defeat would result in another tenth place finish.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more