Lamar’s Garth Garners His Second Weekly Award of 2017-18

first_imgMen’s Basketball Player of the Week – Nick Garth, Lamar – Jr. – Guard – Houston, Texas Honorable Mention: Tevon Saddler, Nicholls; Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas; Charles Brown III, UIW; Leon Gilmore, Stephen F. Austin. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Nick Garth is the Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. The Cardinals (19-11, 11-6 SLC) picked up two road wins this past week to clinch their spot in the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament in Katy, Texas, on March 7-11. LU opened the week with an 87-73 victory over Houston Baptist (6-23, 2-14 SLC) on Wednesday to earn its second win against the Huskies this season. Garth and his squad then claimed their second win against Stephen F. Austin (23-6, 12-4 SLC) this season, defeating the Lumberjacks 71-66 on Saturday. LU wraps up its season Saturday in Lake Charles with a 3:30 p.m. CT contest against rival McNeese. Coming off the bench in both games for Lamar, Garth averaged 22.5 points per game to lead the Cardinals to a 2-0 week. Garth began the week knocking down four triples and going a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line against Houston Baptist en route to dropping 22 points. He then scored 23 points Saturday at Stephen F. Austin to give the Lumberjacks their first loss at home this season. The junior guard from Houston shot 8-of-17 from the field and drained six three-pointers to provide Lamar with its first season sweep over SFA since the 2001-02 season. Garth also won the award Jan. 22. 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 at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Sterling back with a bang for Arnett

first_imgBack with a bang is the phrase that can be best used to describe the performance of Newton Sterling and Arnett Gardens in Sunday night’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game against neighbours Boys’ Town.Sterling, who last played in the League over a year ago, reminded of his striking prowess with a 25-minute hat-trick, and erased the terrible memory of the defending champions’ loss to Cavalier on Monday last. Kemal Malcolm was responsible for Arnett’s fourth goal in their 4-0 win.”Three goals in 25 minutes is good. It is always a good feeling to score goals, and to score three in your first game is really a tremendous feeling,” said the 30-year-old, who sat out his team’s first two games of the season as he awaited his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).The fact that he was not fully fit made the performance even more special for Sterling, who last season represented San Juan Jabloteh in the Trinidadian League.”I am not fully fit as I am coming off a hamstring injury, so to do this injured makes it feel even better. I am getting where I want to be, so it is a good sign,” he added.Sterling confessed that observing his team’s poor performance in their loss to Cavalier set something off in him and triggered his hat-trick performance.”Sitting and watching that game was really disappointing; we did not look like the defending champions, and that hurt. Cavalier created about nine or 10 clear chances and could have really won by a bigger margin.”We got together as a team and said that we cannot play like that again; if we are going to lose, we have to lose fighting. That kind of performance could not be repeated, we pledged,” said the 6′ 5″ Sterling, who stood head and shoulders above everyone at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.He added: “That Cavalier game kind of opened our eyes. We had to look at ourselves, from forward all the way to the backline. We had to raise our game.”Sterling, who said he declined to extend his contract with San Juan Jabloteh as he wanted to remind the national coaching staff of his qualities and to put himself back in the shopping window, said he had a feeling something good was going to happen.”When things are going to happen, you can know. The way I felt in training, I had the feeling that something good was going to happen. I did not know I was going to score a hat-trick, but it came and I am happy. I knew was going to score, though,” he said.Sunday’s win pushed Arnett Gardens back up into second spot with six points as Cavalier did not see action.POINTS STANDING P W D L GF GA GD PtsPortmore 3 3 0 0 5 1 4 9Arnett 3 2 0 1 7 1 6 6Cavalier 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 4H Lion FC 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4Rivoli 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4MoBay U 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 3Reno 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3H View 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2Tivoli 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2Boys’ Twn 3 0 2 1 2 6 -4 2Waterhouse 2 2 1 1 1 2 -1 1UWI FC 3 0 0 3 0 7 -7 0last_img read more

Pistorius under observation in hospital—official

first_imgLATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets In this July 6, 2016, file photo, Oscar Pistorius leaves the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, after a judge passed a new sentence of six years imprisonment after his conviction was changed to murder for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013. Pistorius has been taken from prison to a hospital for medical examinations and will be kept at the facility overnight, it was reported on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. South African media reports say he was complaining of chest pains. AP POOL FILEJOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Jailed Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was taken to hospital Thursday for overnight observation, an official said, as local media reported he was suffering chest pains.Pistorius, 30, is serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a model and law graduate, in his Pretoria house in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img The year before he killed Steenkamp, Pistorius became the first double-amputee to race at Olympic level when he appeared at the London 2012 games.While on parole he gave a television interview saying that an “instant fear” drove him to open fire.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The “Blade Runner”, as he was known, has always maintained that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he fired four high-caliber bullets through a locked toilet cubicle.“This morning he went for a medical examination and he was scheduled to return back (to jail), but he will now be kept overnight for observation,” Logan Maistry, spokesman for the department of correctional services, told Agence France-Presse.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Maistry added that the department would not release details on Pistorius’s medical condition.The News24 website said Pistorius was taken from Atteridgeville prison in Pretoria to hospital in an ambulance after complaining of chest pains. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Neymar completes world record PSG move McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

Unicomer Inc inaugurates first health fair and expo

first_imgIn observance of Occupational Safety and Health Month 2016, Unicomer Guyana Inc commonly known asJunior Minister of Health Dr Karen Cummings and Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan, examine a booth at the health fair and expoCourts, on Monday inaugurated its first health fair and expo in front of its Main Street office.Hosted with the intent of disseminating information to the public on safer health practices, the expo featured a number of booths from varying health organisations.This newly introduced initiative is one of the company’s strategies of giving back to Guyanese in a different way than its usual retailing business.Country Manager of Unicomer Guyana, Clyde de Hass during his remarks at the opening said this is just the company exhibiting its social responsibility to the community by means of spreading awareness of healthier living.He said that for two days the health fair and expo will serve as an easier way of educating persons on healthy practices, and hopefully this information will continue to spread throughout the country.Present at the expo was newly elected Deputy Mayor of Georgetown Sherod Duncan, who lauded the initiative by the company which adds to the already long list of other activities that the company over the years have been embarking on.Duncan said over the years the company has been able to move to higher heights, but in all, giving back to the communities continue to be high on its agenda as it fulfils its corporate responsibility.Since its existence the deputy mayor said, Courts has been able to effectively work towards promoting a healthier city through its many cleanup campaigns which shows its dedication to the country’s development.For this reason, Duncan pledged the Mayor and City Council’s support for initiatives such as these which benefit the general public.Meanwhile, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health Dr Karen Cummings also congratulated the company on its first health fair which she outlined will serve a significant purpose for the Guyanese populace.She said this initiative would aid the ministry in achieving its goal of having a Guyana which is filled with healthy persons, who in turn will be more productive.Cummings said the aim of government is to reduce the risk factors that contribute to unhealthy living, and with more initiatives like these Guyana will be on its way to reaping tangible benefits.She therefore encouraged other companies to emulate Unicomer and join the body of persons who want to see their country develop in every possible way.The minister said government and more specifically the Ministry of Public Health is ready to work with any company to combat diseases, viruses and any other medical illness that plague the country’s population.The speakers urged all Guyanese to take full advantage of what the fair is offering since it is only on for two days.Booths at the expo will be engaging the public in discussions on how they can care for their health, as well as offering free tests for those visiting.last_img read more

Family still awaiting justice for Devon Deene

first_imgDevon Deene was riding his motorcycle along the Albion Public Road, Berbice, early on the morning of September 22, 2015, when a minibus collided with him. The driver was allegedly found standing over his near-lifeless body before he was rushed to a nearby hospital. He later died.A year later there are no answers to what really occurred and a proposed inquest has not yet begun.Deene’s family is saying that there is some sort of cover-up in the investigations.His sister Kenisha said that since the accident there has been no justice: “We believe that justice delayed is justice denied and it hurts us every day to know that we have to go on knowing that we lose a brother, son an uncle… Nobody is calling us to say this is the case or it is at this position,” she said.The woman lamented that “words cannot articulate the way we feel knowing that my brother is gone and this young man is living free. Every time he sees us he looks at us so pompously and I think that is really unfair.”She claimed that the driver of the minibus which struck her brother was seen consuming what appeared to be alcohol at the Berbice Expo and Trade Fair minutes before the accident occurred while Deene, a factory worker at the Albion Sugar Factory, was on his way home from work.After the accident, she said, her brother’s motorbike was found some distance from the minibus. She said his helmet was never found. According to her, it was because of this that family members believe that there is more to the incident than just the accident.However, eyewitnesses claimed that the motorcyclist was speeding at the time of the accident and was not wearing a helmet.Nevertheless, the sister is contending that a proper investigation was not carried out. She recalls that even before her brother was buried, the driver of the minibus was on the “road driving another vehicle and has never been charged for the causing the death.”“All they tell us is that the file went to the DPP, yes it went to the DPP but nobody is saying anything to us. They had other cases that went to the DPP and they had closure…” Officer-in-Charge of Traffic ‘B’ Division (Berbice) Budnarine Persaud said the Director of Public Prosecutions has advised that an inquest be held to determine whether anyone was responsible for the death of Deene. He explained that based on the outcome of the inquest that it will be determined whether charges will be laid.However, he did express concern that the inquest had not started as yet but noted that the Police have no control over that aspect of the investigations.Deene was riding his motorcycle west along the Albion Public Road when he reportedly tried to overtake a minibus bearing registration PHH 3410, which was heading in the same direction but ended up colliding with it.He was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital, but was later transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital. However, given his critical state, Deene was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital and placed on a life-support machine. He later succumbed.last_img read more

Gunman killed, several arrested after Alpha Hotel shootout

first_imgOne man suspected to be a known criminal was on Thursday afternoon fatally shot during an exchange ofThe scene on Thursday afternoongunfire between Police ranks and bandits at Ogle, East Coast Demerara.The dead man was identified as 51-year-old Nigel Joseph of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. He was reportedly shot to the abdomen and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. In addition, at least three others were arrested. They are currently being interrogated by Police.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, when contacted, told media operatives that the Police received information about a large-scale drug transaction and went to the location to investigate. While there, they realised that the information was true and immediately came under fire.C (East Coast Demerara) Division Commander Marlon Chapman confirmed that the shootout occurred about 16:30h at the Alpha Hotel, Ogle. He said the Police were conducting an operation in the area when they came under fire from the men who were occupying a room at the hotel.Chapman revealed that the Police returned fire, hitting the man who later succumbed. As the Police moved in, he related, the others attempted to escape, but were cornered and arrested.The Police have since recovered an unlicensed firearm at the scene.Chapman also confirmed that none of the Police ranks were injured during the shootout which lasted some 15 minutes.last_img read more

Moose FM calling Huskies vs Flyers live

first_imgTo listen live, click here. It’s a big game for the Huskies, who are coming off a solid 6-4 win over Slake Lake, which capped off a busy and emotional weekend for the Huskies where they went 1-1-1.Last weekend, the Huskies welcomed the Flyers to the North Peace Arena, and suffered a tough 4-3 overtime loss at home.To add to last Friday’s OT loss, the Huskies played Fairview in a home-and-home series in the pre-season, suffering an unfortunate sweep at the hands of the Flyers, adding even more fuel to a growing rivalry between the two teams, which has produced some of the most physical hockey of the season.- Advertisement -It’s a big game in the standings for both clubs, as Fort St. John, sitting in sixth place (3-5-0-1) in the NWJHL standings, only leads the seventh place Flyers (2-7-0-0) by two points.A Fort St. John victory would see them jump the fifth place Sexsmith Vipers (4-6-0-0), who lead the Huskies by a lone point, while a loss would result in the Flyers moving into a tie with Fort St. John for sixth.Friday’s game begins at 8 p.m. and for the first time this season, it can be heard live on Moose FM. The live coverage begins at 7:45 p.m. with the Moose FM Pre-Game Show.Advertisementlast_img read more

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking to recruit volunteers with Rooftop Challenge

first_imgSeptember 2015 is Big Brothers Big Sisters month in the City of Fort St John, and the organization will be hosting an upcoming Rooftop Challenge Recruitment Drive, on September 21st and 22nd.Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, along with representatives from the North Peace Savings and Credit Union, Bell Media and Moose FM will be camping on the rooftop of the North Peace Savings and Credit Union to recruit potential mentors and special event volunteers.Representatives will be on-hand at an information booth across the street in the Save-On-Foods parking lot.- Advertisement -“Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving and giving back, of staying in school, and of having respect for self, family, peers and community,” said Executive Director Danielle Armstrong.“Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to an in-school program, we start something incredible – a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.”Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fort St John has been serving the Fort St John area for 31 years now, and expanded their services in 2009 to include the communities of Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson.Advertisement They supports hundreds of individuals per year through mentorship and support programs including the Canadian Tire Jumpstart sports funding program, and their Adopt a Family – Holiday Hamper program.last_img read more

Ten-man Manchester United crash at Wolves

first_imgUnited remain fifth, but their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via a top-four finish will be further dented if Tottenham and Chelsea win on Wednesday.It was a frustrating night for Solskjaer, who saw United suffer a third defeat in their last four games — underlining how much work the Norwegian still has in front of him following his appointment as permanent manager last week.Scott McTominay’s first goal for United was negated by Diogo Jota before the interval, but the game’s turning point proved to be a second yellow card collected by Young with just 57 minutes gone.United finally caved to Wolves’ pressure 20 minutes later, when Raul Jimenez rose above Phil Jones and headed a Joao Moutinho cross goalwards.The awkward attempt saw Smalling and goalkeeper David de Gea become entangled, with the former making the final touch as the ball rolled over the line.McTominay’s memorable first ever goal in professional football had come after just 13 minutes and a solid, controlled start by Solskjaer’s team.A patient left-wing build-up ended with Jesse Lingard playing the ball centrally to Fred, with the Brazilian quickly moving it sideways to Scotland international McTominay.The 22-year-old unleashed a brilliant, right-foot finish from 25 yards that beat the diving Rui Patricio and nestled in the far left-hand corner.It might have been an even healthier position a few moments later, but Romelu Lukaku impeded McTominay as his team-mate lined up another shot from similar range.But with Wolves’ defence looking curiously disorganised, there was still opportunity for Lukaku to chip in a dangerous centre for Lingard, whose close-range header was pawed away to safety by Patricio.– United shaken –The goal lead was just reward for a strong start by United, with Lingard surging forward directly from kick-off and unleashing the game’s first shot with just five seconds gone.There was also a promising attack which saw Fred spray the ball wide to Diogo Dalot whose hanging cross found Lukaku, only for the Belgian to guide his header directly at the keeper from six yards.However, United succumbed to the first period of pressure placed upon them by the home side, who had already beaten them in the FA Cup just weeks ago.First, an unfortunate rebound off Dalot allowed Willy Boly to play through Jimenez who hurried a 24th-minute shot.Just seconds later, United were not so lucky after a poor clearance from De Gea, and even worse control by Fred, saw him lose the ball to Moutinho with Jimenez pouncing on it and playing in Jota.The Portuguese forward did not need a second invitation to advance and calmly beat De Gea for the equaliser.United looked shaken and an error by Luke Shaw, in mis-directing a header, soon played in Matt Doherty, who pulled the ball back for Leo Dendoncker to blaze over from the corner of the six-yard area.United threatened after the restart, with a Lukaku cross flicked on by Paul Pogba for McTominay, who stooped low and saw his diving header well saved by the outstretched hand of Patricio.But United’s task was hardly made easier when Young collected two yellow cards in the space of five minutes for fouls on Jota, the second after a particularly unpleasant high challenge.As Wolves fans, warming up for Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final with Watford, celebrated their impending victory, substitute Ivan Cavaleiro almost made it three when he struck the crossbar in stoppage-time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chris Smalling’s own goal condemned Manchester United to defeat at Wolves© AFP Paul ELLISWOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Apr 3 –  Ashley Young’s needless dismissal and Chris Smalling’s farcical own goal sent Manchester United crashing to a damaging 2-1 defeat against Wolves on Tuesday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side blew a chance to move into third place in the Premier League as they squandered the lead in a disappointing display at Molineux.last_img read more

DEAL OF THE DAY – NEW YEAR SPECIAL AT GALLAGHER’S HOTEL

first_imgGallagher’s Hotel in Letterkenny is one of many Donegal hotels trying to help people make their euro go further.So what about this for an amazing New Year’s Eve deal?Why not glam it up at Gallagher’s this New Years Eve with two nights accommodation, full Irish Breakfast plus Gourmet 5 course evening meal Package? The evening includes a red carpet arrival, Mulled Wine Reception, a 5 course gourmet dinner plus complimentary bottle of Wine, with our resident pianist before ringing in the New Year in McCarry’s Bar with live entertainment till late.All this @ ONLY €129.00 per person sharing! No that’s not a mistake – that’s the actual price.So if you live in Limerick or, for that matter, Letterkenny – you know where to call for a great start to the New Year at unbeatable value!DEAL OF THE DAY – NEW YEAR SPECIAL AT GALLAGHER’S HOTEL was last modified: November 14th, 2011 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:GALLAGHER’S HOTELNEW YEAR SPECIALlast_img read more