Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Madison Green Named CoSIDA Academic All-American

first_imgCourtesy of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi AthleticsAUSTIN, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi senior Madison Green has been named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I Women’s Volleyball First Team. Green became the program’s first Academic All-America Selection last season as a junior. The team is selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The press release from CoSIDA can be found HERE.A native of Dripping Springs, Texas, she becomes just the second Islander to ever earn two Academic All-America recognitions, joining softball’s Katie Evans who won in 2003 and 2004. She was the lone Southland student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors this year. A Biology major with a 4.00 GPA, Green was named an All-Southland Conference First Team performer for the second straight season and garnered Southland Setter of the Year honors.Green led the conference and ranked third nationally with seven triple-doubles this season. She had 11 double-doubles with 12 double-digit kill performances and 12 double-digit dig performances. She had double figure assists in 29-of-31 matches she appeared in on the year. Green had 26 matches with 20+ assists, 11 30+ assist performances and surpassed 40 assists three times.The Academic All-America award program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom. Green was named a first-team Academic All-District honoree in November for the second straight season.last_img read more

‘Nimba Wants Tangible ETU’

first_imgSuperintendent Fong Zuagele of Nimba County has underscored that Nimba will need tangible and durable Ebola Treatment Units to be constructed rather than make-shift ones.Speaking during the visit of the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General (SRSG) Madam Karin Landgren to Nimba last Monday, Supt. Zaugele said  tangible and durable ETU will be better for the citizens than the building of makeshift ones,  which might last for just a short period of time.Since Ebola is a very serious and deadly outbreak, it is better to construct a tangible and lasting ETU so as to serve the citizens whenever there is another outbreak.Mr. Zuagele’s remarks came after the visiting SRSG reaffirmed UNMIL’s  commitment to working with the people of Nimba in the fight against Ebola.The United Nations cannot end Ebola.  It will only be ended when the citizens of Liberia willingly join the fight by observing all preventive measures published by health workers in the country, she said.Observing the deplorable road condition the county faces, Ms. Landgren said UNMIL will continue with the rehabilitation of roads by repairing the damaged bridges and trenches along the roads.This is the UNMIL Head’s first visit to Nimba since the deadly Ebola virus began raging in the Mano River countries since March this year.She also used the occasion to talk with civil society organizations of Nimba, but what was discussed remains undisclosed.Nimba County was badly hit with the Ebola Virus, leaving about 200 persons dead.The only treatment center in Nimba is situated at the Compound of the Ganta United Methodist Hospital, which was formally an eye clinic.With funding from Arcelor Mittal, Nimba was able to get the Ganta Eye Clinic to be transformed into the only ETU.There is concern among many citizens in Nimba about providing a proper ETU so as to enable the doctors to conduct operations in case any of the Ebola patients come down with conditions that require surgery.“Suppose someone such as a pregnant woman comes down with Ebola and gets into labor. How do we manage, because we do not have any place for such a case,” Dr. Gbarmie wondered.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Two Liberian Music Moguls Host Popular TV Show in Nigeria

first_imgThe super family entertainment “My TV Africa” has in a major way recognized the talents of Liberian artists and celebrities alike. They did this by giving Liberian artists F Dot A Dot and Mr. Smith a chance to display it live on their network.In the past several months, Liberian Hip-Co rapper Mr. Smith and Liberian R&B/Afro Pop star F Dot A Dot have had the opportunity of hosting one of the most popular shows on My TV Africa’s television network, “Top Five African Music Videos.”The show features African music videos that are trendy for the week of the program; some even make it on the playlist for months.“I present it and pick my top five. The show is 30 minutes long and presently I’m going to do 32 more episodes, one a day. My TV Africa wants me to host it though they randomly pick people; some do two-four shows, but I have been blessed to have done more than 12 episodes and counting,” shared Mr. Smith. The artist, who left for Nigeria back in the early part of 2015, has returned to Liberia in preparation of his album launch and to acquaint his record label with local artists. He shared that he is happy to be back home but looks forward to working with Nigeria and its entertainment business, where the money is.Meanwhile, F Dot A Dot, who has just completed the making of his hit track, “Desire,” says he has been fortunate to work with My TV Africa in the past and loved the exposure that he has received because of it.“It was amazing! It was like it didn’t happen. I met My TV Africa at an event we went to, the “City People Awards.” They were one of the many media folks on the red carpet. We did an interview there and afterwards exchanged contacts and the rest is history. I was on four episodes and have plans to do more with them,” he shared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

VP Boakai Invites Swiss Businesses

first_imgVice President Joseph Boakai and partial view of heads of Swiss businesses in Geneva, SwitzerlandVice President Joseph N. Boakai has invited Switzerland’s business community to come to Liberia and explore investment opportunities that currently exist in the country.VP Boakai said Liberia is one of the African countries with which Switzerland was most involved prior to the 1990s, “and therefore, I came to Switzerland to talk with you to come to Liberia and explore means by which Swiss businesses can invest and revamp businesses in the country.”The Vice President made the remarks on Wednesday, March 22, during a press conference at the Club Suisse de la Presse (Geneva Press Club) in Geneva, the V.P’s press secretary, George Saah, said.“VP Boakai underscored the long-standing ties between Liberia and Switzerland dating back to the early 1950s and the key role Switzerland continues to play in the reconstruction of Liberia,” Mr. Saah said.The release further said VP Boakai will meet with the Swiss Vice President and further talk with Swiss business entrepreneurs about the investment climate in Liberia.VP Boakai will also meet with the UNHCR Commissioner, Filippo Grandi, the WHO Director General, Dr. M. Chan, and the United Nations Director, Moeller, all in Geneva.“He will also meet with the Swiss Minister of Defense and Sport, Guy Parmelin, and former Secretary General of the United Nations, Dr. Kofi Annan, at the Annan Foundation in Geneva,” Saah added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rocks flew at the Lumberman’s Mixed Curling Bonspiel

first_imgFORT ST JOHN, B.C. – The Taylor Curling Centre was a bustling place this past Friday and Saturday for the annual Lumberman’s Mixed Curling Bonspiel.Hosted by the Taylor Curling Club, the bonspiel featured thirteen teams. To take part in the bonspiel, each team had to have alternating genders at skip and third. Although participants did not have to be a member of the lumber industry to take part, the bonspiel acted as the kick off to the final trio of bonspiels for the remainder of the season.Event organizer Dave Bigcharles says the bonspiel had previously been a 24-hour, red-eye style tournament. This year, it was shifted into a more typical bonspiel by removing the 24hr portion to increase interest.- Advertisement -As the curling season comes to a close, local curlers still have two more bonspiel opportunities until ice is taken out; including the 2×2 Bonspiel on March 10th and 11th and Open Skins Spiel on March 23th and 24th.Results:A Division – Leo Felix teamB Division – Bonin TeamC Division – Doug Kimmie Teamlast_img read more

Charging Liverpool challenge City to prove greatness

first_img0Shares0000Honours even: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah shake hands after a 0-0 draw at AnfieldMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Jan 2 – “I start to read and then I start to think ‘Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp’ and I cannot focus,” said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola last month, admitting Liverpool’s charge to depose the Premier League champions has been in his head for some time.But in their very first game of 2019, City already find themselves in must-win territory to haul Liverpool back into view by inflicting the leaders’ first defeat of the season and cutting a seven-point lead to four at the Etihad on Thursday. “With the position of Liverpool, if we drop points then it is over, it is finished; it would be almost impossible,” said Guardiola after Sunday’s 3-1 win at Southampton.Guardiola’s obsession with Liverpool and Klopp in particular is not surprising. For a serial winner, no side and no manager has caused the Catalan as many problems as the German.City have won just one of seven meetings since Guardiola joined Klopp in England after locking horns in charge of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.A shock run of three defeats in four Premier League games in December has left City playing catch up to a Liverpool side eyeing history by ending a 29-year wait to win the league.But even when seemingly no one else could stop City as they stormed to the title with a record 100 points last season, Klopp’s men were a constant menace.– ‘They scare me’ –Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp during a past Premier League matchLast January, it was City who were on course to equal Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ of 2003-04 until they went to Anfield in January and were blown away by a three-goal salvo in nine second-half minutes to lose 4-3 despite a late rally.In the documentary “All Or Nothing” which chronicled City’s title triumph, Guardiola is seen admitting to his coaching staff ahead of returning to Anfield for the Champions League quarter-final, first leg: “They scare me. They’re dangerous, I mean it.”It takes a lot to frighten a coach who has won 24 trophies in three different countries, but Guardiola’s fears were realised as another Liverpool blitz secured a 3-0 win.Six days later, Liverpool won again at the Etihad, withstanding a City onslaught for 45 minutes to take control in the second period once Guardiola had lost his cool and been sent to the stands.Now Liverpool have extended that ability for short destructive bursts into a title challenge for the long haul.The addition of Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker and a first full season with the world’s most expensive defender Virgil van Dijk has seen Klopp’s men concede just eight times in 20 Premier League games.And after a slow start, the prolific front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane that terrorised City last season are beginning to hit top form once more.Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates destroying Manchester UnitedAll three scored in the same Premier League game for the first time this season on Saturday as Arsenal were blown away 5-1 at Anfield.“Unfortunately we lost two (games) and have a rival that is the best team in Europe or in the world in top form like Liverpool,” added Guardiola.“That’s why it is a challenge for us next Thursday to try and win there to try and sustain this position as long as possible to arrive at the end of the season fighting for the title.”However, the City boss has also been keen to reiterate just how good his own side are, despite their recent blip.Until mid-December City were heavy favourites to back up a record 100-point season that saw them compared to the greatest sides English football has seen with another significant landmark of becoming the first side in a decade to retain the Premier League.Consistent success is the mark of a truly great side and if City should reel in a Liverpool side seemingly hell bent on making history, that is a tag they will deserve.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FA Cup final preview: THIS MAN is the key to Arsenal’s hopes

first_img Laurent Koscielny This interview appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on twitter @sportmagukAhead of this weekend’s FA Cup final, Sport magazine caught up with Gunners’ great Lee Dixon to get his thoughts on the Wembley clash against Aston Villa…Who is Arsenal’s key player for this match; the one they can least afford to lose in the build-up?“Looking at both ends of the pitch, I think Arsenal have enough creative players that if someone got injured, somebody else could step in. Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere are just back from injury, so it could be a chance for one of them. So a more key player is Laurent Koscielny. He’s had a great season, and Villa pose a threat going forward. If Koscielny were to be missing, well, Gabriel [Paulista] hasn’t played a lot. The defence would be much less stable.”How do you assess the balance of the Arsenal team right now?“It’s clear what they’re good at: possession football, keeping the ball in tight areas and playing little triangles of passes. When it works, it’s lovely to watch. I think being able to change against teams who get everybody behind the ball is what they need to work on. They have improved on that this season. They’ve been allowing teams more possession, trying to hit them a bit more on the break. So that’s been a noticeable change – but it can still improve.”What’s key to Arsenal nullifying Villa?“Containing and stopping Christian Benteke. He’s their stand-out striker and a player who, if he’s getting enough of the ball, can win a game on his own. Benteke is a goal threat like no other in the league. He’s a one-off type striker. The two Arsenal centre-backs will certainly know they’re in a game.”What do Arsenal need for next season, to make them real title contenders?“You aren’t allowed, as a top manager, to not make any signings. That’s the pressure you’re under. You can’t just let a team develop naturally, and that’s a sad thing. That said, Arsenal do need a top-drawer striker with Olivier Giroud. I don’t know if you win the league with Giroud alone [in the squad]. Danny Welbeck is there, but he doesn’t play down the middle very often, so Arsenal need another central striker. They might also need a world class goalkeeper, whichever one [of David Ospina or Wojciech Szczesny] starts the final.”How do you see the game going?“It will be really tight. If Arsenal and Villa play their best, you’d probably have Arsenal coming out on top. But that’s not how football works. Villa pose a lot of problems, as Tim Sherwood is getting the best out of quite a few of their players. Knowing the type of character Tim is, he’ll have them fired up and prepared. I suspect Arsenal will have more of the ball, but they must make it count because Villa have the ability to hit you on the counter. It’s intriguing.” 1last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA News: The U-18 lads have their first competitive game in the Minor league against Naomh Colmcille at Pairc na nGael on Saturday. Check Facebook for throw in time. Come down and support the lads.Good luck to Cathair Ó Dochartaigh & Peadar Ó Connaghan & the Coláiste Ailigh team who take on North East Institute, Magherafelt, on Wednesday night at Celtic Park in Derry in the Ulster Bank Ward Cup U-18 ‘B’ final. Ádh mór oraibh a buachaillí. The Club are running Circuit training for girls & lady’s from 12 years and older in Woodland School Hall every Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm. Price €2 per person. All welcome.Our U-12 Hurlers travelled to Derry on Sunday morning past to take part in an indoor blitz at the Creggan Community Centre. Well done to all who took part.Letterkenny Gaels has welcomed the announcement that Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure will continue the sponsorship support of Team Jerseys for 2015 previously provided by Donegal Sports.Michael Murphy Sports are currently stocking a range of Gaels Club merchandise including jerseys, training tops, hats & scarfs so go along and get all your Club gear in readiness for the playing season.” Underage football coaching continues for U-6 (6-6.45pm) & U-8 (6.45-7.30pm) in the hall at Woodlands School & U-10 & U-12 is in the Aura from 7.30-8.30pm. New members welcome.Indoor Camogie training has resumed at the Aura on Mondays from 7-8pm for 5th & 6th Class & Secondary school girls while Wednesdays from 6-7pm at the LYIT is for 4th class & younger. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.Hurling training for U-6 to U-12 continues every Thursday from 6.30-7.30pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael  GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS FACE NAOMH COLMCILLE IN MINOR LEAGUE OPENER ON SATURDAY was last modified: February 24th, 2015 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal people would probably say no to an abolition of the household charge, a free TV license and free money for that matter, a leading local commentator in the county has said.The country’s most northerly county yet again turned in a resounding No vote to a referenda yesterday.Donegal South-West was the first constituency to reject the Children’s Referendum with 56.47 voting No. It was followed closely by its neighbouring constituency of Donegal North-East which also rejected the referendum with an even larger No vote of 59.99 per cent.It is the latest Government referendum which has been given the thumbs down by the people of the county.Donegal is fast earning itself the reputation of a county which is saying no to any effort to remove the status quo.Before this Donegal said No to the Fiscal Treaty and before that it was the Divorce referendum. John McAteer, local political commentator and editor of the independently-owned Tirconaill Tribune, says the latest No vote is a wake-up call for Donegal’s six TDs and two Senators.“Donegal has traditionally voted no to a lot of things including the recent referendums.“But I think this time the rejection is more of a vote against our local political representation.“There is a level of suspicion and apathy there that voters in Donegal would reject almost anything their local representatives might suggest be that a free TV license or free money.“The combined call for a Yes vote by Fine Gael, Fine Fail, Sinn Fein, Labour and Independent Thomas Pringle was a chance for the electorate to show how disillusioned people are with their representatives. “Almost half of householders here have still not paid the household charge and yet they are not being asked why.“They (the politicians) thought this Referendum would slip through even by a marginal vote but the people in Donegal have spoken and shown their unhappiness with their politicians,” he said.Mr McAteer’s theory is supported by the fact that Donegal’s two Sinn Fein TDs Pearse Doherty and Padraig MacLochlainn, who polled extremely well in the general election, both advocated a Yes vote.Other factors include Donegal’s geographical location and its distance from Kildare Street. Many are also referring to the ‘Dana Factor’ and the call by the former MEP, who polled very strongly here in the Presidential election, for a No vote.Perhaps the only issue there is a resounding Yes vote on in Donegal is GAA manager Jim McGuinness’ undoubted talent.Had there been a referendum on it however, Glasgow Celtic manager Neil Lennon could have been without a new performance consultant.WOULD A REFERENDUM ON JIM MCGUINNESS’ MOVE TO CELTIC ALSO HAVE GOT A NO VOTE? was last modified: November 12th, 2012 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:Children’s ReferendumJohn McAteerNo votelast_img read more

Iraqi readiness distorted, says military leader

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Pace was among several senior officials who spoke publicly Thursday about the strategy for winning in Iraq. Eric Edelman, the under secretary of defense for policy, was speaking to members of the Council on Foreign Relations, along with Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, the senior assistant to Pace. Edelman, whose predecessor, Douglas J. Feith, was considered one of the architects of the Iraq war, said senior U.S. military commanders told him on a recent visit to Iraq that they are very optimistic about stabilizing the country. “Overall, when one considers the challenges that the Iraqis face – not least that of overcoming the political and social effects of 3 decades of monstrous tyranny – what is most impressive is not how much remains for them to do, but rather how far they have come in less than three years,” Edelman said in remarks prepared for delivery. An important element of Bush’s strategy is building Iraqi security forces that can defend the country on their own. Pace said the U.S. military’s own means of measuring progress in training Iraqi forces have created confusion in some quarters. WASHINGTON – If the American public has a distorted picture of the combat readiness of Iraqi troops, the U.S. military is largely to blame for it, the most senior American military officer said Thursday. “We have done ourselves a disservice in the way that we have defined how we are tracking the progress of Iraqi forces,” Marine Corps Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told an audience of military and civilian students at the National Defense University. It was his first public speech focusing on Iraq since he became Joint Chiefs chairman on Oct. 1, and his remarks came one day after President George W. Bush outlined his administration’s strategy for achieving victory in Iraq. Also Thursday, Bush’s chief of staff told GOP congressional leaders that the White House would communicate more with lawmakers about Iraq. The leaders welcomed Andrew Card’s commitment and followed it by providing “constructive criticism,” said a Republican official who attended the GOP retreat in St. Michaels, Md. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the meeting was private. “In an attempt to be very precise with ourselves, to give ourselves metrics that we could all understand, we have done ourselves and everyone who is listening to us a disservice,” he added. Pace made the remark after mentioning that people often ask him, “How can there be only one – count them – only one Iraqi battalion capable of independent operations?” He was referring to the public stir that arose when Gen. George Casey, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, told Congress in September that the number of Iraqi army battalions rated at “level one” proficiency – meaning capable of combat with no U.S. support – had dropped from three to one. Some interpreted that as evidence the Iraqis were regressing. 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