first_imgBiles fights through kidney stone at world championships Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Kosmos is headed by Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, who is hoping fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal will play in the upcoming event.Novak Djokovic has said he will give precedence to the ATP’s intended re-launch of the defunct World Team Cup in January 2020, at various Australian venues.Major players feel that a big event in late November combined with one in January before the Australian Open will mean too much tennis and too little rest.Federer said earlier this month in Shanghai in that his chances of playing the Davis Cup were all but non-existent.“I highly doubt it, of course. We’ll see what happens,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT “They only left me three days to decide,” Federer said. “I didn’t to have time to consult with all the people I had to consult.“I could not make a decision in that time, so I told them to do what they wanted.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 20-time Grand Slam champion has voiced doubts about the wisdom of the one-week format to be introduced by organisers Kosmos, who have promised the International Tennis Federation up to $3 billion in prize money over the next quarter-century.The competition is set to feature 18 countries in the November 18-24 finals in Madrid next year, and will replace the classic home-and-away ties played four times per year for decades. “I don’t think this was designed for me, anyhow. This was designed for the future generation of players.” Argentina and Britain received wild cards to the new-look event, and will compete along with the four 2018 semi-finalists and the 12 teams who win qualifying rounds next February.“I don’t like being under that kind of pressure,” Federer said of the deadline Kosmos handed him.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Roger Federer of Switzerland arrives for a training session at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament on October 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELERoger Federer has revealed that organizers of the re-launched and condensed Davis Cup gave him three days to decide if he would commit to the controversial competition.Speaking at the Swiss Indoors tournament where he will play in Sunday’s final against Romanian qualifier Marius Copil, the world number three said that given the impossibly short time frame to make a decision, he opted out of any commitment.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentslast_img read more

first_imgA professor at the University of Liberia Agriculture and Forestry Department, John T. Woods, says many Liberian students fail in public exams and the UL placement entrance examinations, “because of poor background in English.”Prof. Woods’ observation is contained in his speech at a ceremony marking an honor bestowed upon him and Vice President Joseph Boakai by Alpha Phi Alpha on December 5, 2014 in Monrovia.He indicated that, “As a professor at the Flagship University of Liberia, it is very clear to me that the education system has a major deficiency, especially in the Language Arts.”He observed that except for students from the Firestone School System, majority of students in the country have not acquired basic skills in English Language, which is the nation’s official Lingua Franca. He also attributed part of the problem to instructors, who he said do not have adequate training in teaching English, thus resulting into passing the wrong information to students.“The source of this problem is partly from the instructors.  Students from the Firestone School System are better trained in the English language and perform better in English than most students from some of the high schools.  Firestone High School has better qualified English teachers,” he acknowledged.Alpha Phi Alpha being an organization that offers scholarship to students, professor Woods said, should therefore, assist the Ministry of Education in testing and qualifying all English teachers in high schools throughout the country.Decline in quality education in post-war Liberia has claimed attention especially the mass failures realize in public examinations nowadays.In 2013, all 25,000 candidates who sat the UL placement exam failed.Amidst this big surprise, the then vice president for UL Relations, Dr. Momolu Getaweh, said that UL could not overturn the results around, because students proved beyond all reasonable doubts that they do not know English.The 2014 entrance and placement exam at the UL also resulted into mass failures, with 15 successfully passing among 13,000 candidates.In this year’s West African Examination, mass failures were also reported.  The result indicates that only a student from the Firestone School System passed the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) that was for the second time administered this year.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Ministry of Youth and Sports has confirmed the nomination of a three-member Election Commission to guide the association to the ballot after six months of constitutional crisis.Deputy Sports Minister Henry Yonton, Jr said the confirmation of the nominations was finalized on Tuesday after a meeting with the Sports Bureau and consultation with the Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe, as per the agreement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the aggrieved stakeholders and the leadership of the LBA.Minister Yonton confirmed three nominated names, including Mr. Yanqueh Borsay, Chairman and members Madam Linda Steward-Fiamahn and Inez Mardea Reeves.The chairman of the Adhoc Election Commission – Borsay, 61 years, is the founding member of the oldest old-timer fraternity association – Independent and the former Secretary of the Liberian Senate (1996 – 2000).He served as the Secretary General of the Liberia Football Association (2002-2006), and General Manager of the North-Star Enterprises (2013-2014) – a conglomeration of North-Star Security Guide, Printing Press, Insight and Focus Newspapers. He is currently the national coordinator of the National Center for Excellence and Creativity – the organizer of the National Excellence Award.“It’s certain that there would be free, fair and transparent elections and after our first general meeting, we would give the guidelines,” Mr. Borsay said. Minister Yonton said according to the MOU, the LBA is expected to provide the congress documents to the Ministry today for onward distribution to 34 clubs and 15 executive members that are eligible to participate in the two-day process which begins Thursday, August 6.“We must express our thanks for step one in the MOU for the nomination of the election commission and we hope to receive the second fulfillment today with the provision of congress documents,” Minister Yonton said.“Upon receipts of congress documents, the 34 clubs and 15 executive committee members are expected to come to the Sports Bureau with valid identification to pick up their respective documents,” he added.It may be recalled that since the suspension of basketball activities in June 2014 due to Ebola and following Liberia having been declared free of the virus, basketball activities are yet to resume.The new MOU, which was signed on Wednesday, June 3, at the Youth and Sports Ministry, on 19th Street Sinkor, scheduled congress – August 6-7 to be climaxed with elections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img(Homosexuality)Ma Tee is always asked this question more often than usual: “Are you a lesbian?”Maybe it’s her dress code; she likes dressing like a boy. As a result she finds herself dressing more “boy-ish” than like a girl. Although she is the first to tell you she is a natural tomboy, but whenever people stare at Ma Tee and start whispering before the question pops up again, she always politely responds: “No, I am not gay.”Liberia stigmatizes those who hang out with men whose disposition is a bit feminine, calling them “girly,” and women who “dress and behave like boys.” The fact that some people “look” gay can trigger someone’s curiosity and more than likely the question could be pitched. Looking gay in Liberia means you will be asked the question all the time.A couple of days ago, Ma Tee was asked the same question at a relaxation bar and as usual, she smiled and changed the topic. But this time around, it was a guy who wanted her number that had asked. Interested in the conversation, she asked him the same question, which caused him to leave her at the table, never saying goodbye. Minutes later, another man approached Ma Tee and showed her a picture of a woman.“Ma, I am not gay. I noticed you think my best friend is, but I am not just because I hang with him,” the man whispered.Ma Tee said she was surprised, “very surprised that his friend could ask me if I am a lesbian, but when I asked him if he was gay, he went and called his friend to answer for him,” she shared.According to the bar owner, asking someone if they are gay in Liberia “could get you beat up.”While the bar owner was explaining the stigma he has witnessed, there was a commotion when Ma Tee and the two men began to throw insults and objects.“If you were a man, I would punch you in your face,” the man said in a feminine voice.“He asked me first and I returned the question, and now he is threatening to punch my mouth,” Ma Tee shouted.Ah! Just the thought of you being gay in Liberia…Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgGECOM 16,000 ‘new’ registrantsFour days into the field verification exercise for the over 16,000 persons that have to be verified by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), it seems that a good proportion of those visited were missing in action (MIA).PPP Chief Scrutineer Zulficar MustaphaThis was revealed by the chief scrutineer of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Zulficar Mustapha, who in an interview with this publication explained that in the three days since the exercise started, the teams – consisting of GECOM staff and political parties’ scrutinisers – have been able to make more than half of their scheduled visits.“We were able to verify just over half of the names we went and visit, say about 8400. And we were able to verify just about 55 per cent of those persons. Now there are a number of persons who we did not find. They are out of the addresses. So hopefully if we finish earlier we can do a second pass to see if we find them,” Mustapha told this publication. Further, he explained that when GECOM set out to do the field verification, it was for approximately 16,369 names. This was down from the 20,000 names initially announced as subject to verification. In fact, he explained that the numbers are constantly being updated.“That was the number of names that they started the verification with when they commenced it two days ago. So they reduced the number. And though they reduced those duplications, our scrutineers are finding additional duplications,” Mustapha said.“So that number will also have to be updated. When this exercise is finished, that base figure they started with will have to be [updated] because they are still finding duplications that appear on both the PLE and the House-to-House,” he said, adding that approximately 100 new duplications have been found.He noted that when it comes to the course of action to be taken with persons who cannot be verified, a solution to propose to GECOM must come from deliberations within the party.“We have to find and verify these people. If they were registered at the address, they are living there but working somewhere, we have to verify the existence of these persons, before [further action].”H2HThe PPP has always contended that the House-to-House (H2H) exercise, which ran from July 20 to August 31, was largely unsupervised and would produce flawed results. Indeed, the party subsequently found that many of the persons listed as new registrants are either dead or were previously registered.Some 370,000 registrations obtained during the scrapped H2H exercise were sent overseas to be cross-matched with the National Register of Registrants Database (NRRD) in order to filter out the duplicates.However, it was recently reported that international digital security company, Gemalto, indicated that some 37,300 were new registrants who are eligible for voting, that is, they are above the age of 18. But an internal check conducted by GECOM showed that approximately 17,000 of those “new registrants” were already on the voters’ list and some even voted in the past.The remaining 20,000 “new names” were up for further verification. Previously, it was reported that the Government-nominated Commissioners were pushing to have a sample survey done from a sample size of 10 per cent from the 20,000 to verify these new names before they go on the voters’ list – a process which the PPP Opposition had objected to.At last Tuesday’s statutory meeting there was a split vote on whether to proceed with a field verification exercise or not. GECOM Chair, retired Justice Claudette Singh, then sided with the Opposition and used her casting vote to break the deadlock.At a press conference the next day, it was revealed that of the thousands of persons the Commission will have to verify in field exercises starting that same day, as many as 2321 of those persons were from the East Coast of Demerara (ECD).Besides the East Coast, there were 2106 registrants who were red-flagged in South Georgetown and 1528 in North Georgetown. There were also 1428 on the East Bank-Soesdyke areas; 1241 registrants from Parika and a combined 1751 persons from Whim, Corriverton and New Amsterdam.last_img read more

first_imgThe wonderful Rathmullan playground.Rathmullan & District Resource CentreKnitting & Crochet Class delivered by Kathleen Friel continues on Tuesday mornings from 11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.Refreshments will be served. Cost will be €35.00 per participant. Anyone who hasn’t registered and would like to do so please contact Ursula on 074 9158724 or by email on ‘This course is part-funded by the Donegal Education & Training Board Community Education Programme’ An Introduction to Interior Design delivered by La Maison continues on Tuesday evenings from7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Cost will be €40.00 per person. ‘This course is part-funded by the Donegal Education & Training Board Community Education Programme’Slimming & Weight Management Class – Slim R Us with Karen McGlinchey continues in the RDRC centre on Monday mornings from 11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. If you want to lose weight in a healthy and balanced way please come along. No Joining Fees, No Penalty Fees and No Gimmicks. Cost: €5.00 euro per class. For further information please contact Karen direct on 086 3470798.Pilates – there will be NO PILATES Wed 22nd October 2014. Classes will resume with Orlagh Dunne in the RDRC Centre on Wednesday 29th October from 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Please contact Orlagh on 087 2819746 for further details. Yoga with Madeline Callaghan continues in the RDRC Centre on Monday mornings– 10.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Please contact Madeline on 086 8121043 for further details.Parent & Toddler Group – The Parent & Toddler group continues upstairs in the RDRC Centre on Thursday mornings from 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. This is a great opportunity for babies and toddlers to interact and for the parents/guardians to meet for a catch up and some light refreshments. €2.50 per family. ALL WELCOME! We will celebrate Halloween on 23rd October. The children will be making Halloween decorations and can come along in their Halloween costumes and parents can bring some treats.Child & Family Health Clinic – CHANGE IN TIMES from 14th October 2014 onwardsThis community initiative strives to be more accessible for families and children – The Child & Family Health Clinic is based in the Rathmullan & District Resource Centre. Opening hours Tuesday’s 2.00 p.m. – 5.30 pm & Thursday 11.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Advice will be provided for parents, babies and children up to school going age. Weigh checks and general developmental advice given. Scheduled Anti Natal, Post Natal, support for parents & child related clinics will be available. The Clinic will now be located in the ground floor meeting room. Access via the front door/meeting room door of the building. If you have any queries regarding your child’s development please contact your local Public Health Nurse for more details. Tel: Ramelton (074) 9151527, Rathmullan (074) 9158322, Milford & Kilmacrennan (074) 9153108.Atlantic Navigation Services Yachtmaster Coastal Course continues in the RDRC on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. Please contact Derek Flanaghan for further details on 086 8095737. Rathmullan Tennis CourtQueries regarding court use, bookings, membership and renewal of membership fees can be made through the Resource Centre by contacting 074 9158724 or emailing You may also contact tennis club members: Grainne on 086 3397724 or Adrian on 087 2675063 for more details.Annual Membership fees are as follows: €50.00 per person. €75.00 per family. Non members may also use the court at a cost of €5.00 per hour. Booking is essential.Rathmullan Playground Extension – Quiz Night Cormac’s famous ‘quiz night’ in aid of the Rathmullan Playground Extension to install “inclusive” equipment so ALL children can play together is on Friday 24th October at 9.00 p.m. in the Beachcomber Bar. Teams of four. Cost €20.00 Can you beat Mally’s team? Come along to a great night of ‘craic’ and entertainment and support a very worthy cause.Rathmullan Playground Extension – A MASSIVE ‘THANK YOU ALL’We would like to take this opportunity of thanking most sincerely all who contributed in any way to the hugely successful fundraising Harvest Feast held last Sunday at Rathmullan, in the Marquee and Ferry Gate. In particular, we would like to thank Rathmullan House Hotel, Rathmullan ChartersCharters, White Hart, Belles kitchen, Kinnegar Brewing, Garvan O’Doherty, Pat Patton, who donated all the lamb as well as buying tickets, Dan Loughrey who donated fantastic vegetables, James Gallagher who sourced crab claws from Hannigan and Oysters from Gallagher. Jackie Edwards who didn’t want to be paid. Joe Whelan who took his life in his hands to climb the ladders and take down the marquee and Benny who gave up laying his new lawn. Silverhill who gave the smoked duck, Ronnie Blake for facilitating moving into the Ferry Gate at very short notice. We would also like to thank all the people who came along and supported the event, and also many thanks to those who were unable to be there, but made a donation. And finally, to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly all day long and ensured that we all had an absolutely brilliant Harvest Feast. Thank you, (p.s. look out for more fundraising fun events!!!) Playground Extension Fundraising Group -for installation of “inclusive” equipment, so that children with or without disabilities can PLAY TOGETHER.Rathmullan & District Local History Society presents World War 1 – Stories from Rathmullan & Lough Swilly on Sunday 26th October at 3.00 p.m. in the St. Vincent de Paul Centre. The Talk will be presented by Deirdre Friel, Local Historian & Failte Ireland guide who specializes in walking tours of Rathmullan & Ramelton. Everyone welcome – ADMISSION FREE.Irish Wheelchair Association – Carrigart Group. Have produced a beautiful pack of Christmas Cards which are now on sale. 8 cards for €4.00. All proceeds go towards the group and your support is greatly appreciated. Scenes include Rathmullan Beach, Drimeen Carrigart, View of Muckish from High Glen, Ard Mhuire Creeslough, Croghmore, Melmore and Doaghmore in Fanad. Please contact Mary Toye on 074 9158140 for more detailsDD LOCAL: RATHMULLAN PLAYGROUND EXTENSION FUNDRAISER A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: October 14th, 2014 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:DD LocalFeaturesnewsNoticesRathmullanlast_img read more

first_img REVEALED Latest Premier League Stories Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January 3. Chelsea (Champions League qualification)Played – 12 | Won – 7 | Drawn – 5 | Lost – 0 | Points – 26 |2. Liverpool (Champions League qualification)Played – 12 | Won – 9 | Drawn – 2 | Lost – 1 | Points – 29 | 10 10 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice 10 10 10 10 18. Fulham (relegated)Played – 12 | Won – 2 | Drawn – 3 | Lost – 7 | Points – 9 |17. ArsenalPlayed – 12 | Won – 0 | Drawn – 9 | Lost – 6 | Points – 9 | Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won tense 9. Crystal PalacePlayed – 12 | Won – 3 | Drawn – 6 | Lost – 3 | Points – 15 |8. West Ham UnitedPlayed – 12 | Won – 4 | Drawn – 4 | Lost – 4 | Points – 16 | Arsenal manager Unai Emery shouts at his players. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City shining West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini Mkhitaryan salvaged a point for Arsenal against Wolves Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? deals Arsenal left it until the 86th minute to score against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, giving them a share of the spoils.Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s strike, while vital, adds to the evidence regarding the Gunners’s slow starts to Premier League matches this season. Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REAL DEAL 13. BurnleyPlayed – 12 | Won – 2 | Drawn – 6 | Lost – 4 | Points – 12 |12. Brighton and Hove AlbionPlayed – 12 | Won – 3 | Drawn – 3 | Lost – 6 | Points – 12 | Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez with DeAndre Yedlin. whoops Leicester City star Demarai Gray pays tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after scoring against Cardiff REVEALED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 11. EvertonPlayed – 12 | Won – 1 | Drawn – 9 | Lost – 2 | Points – 12 |10. Newcastle UnitedPlayed – 12 | Won – 2 | Drawn – 7 | Lost – 3 | Points – 13 | Unai Emery’s men, for the most part, have come through and won games despite their weak openings, putting them fifth in the table, three points behind rivals Tottenham Hotspur.But which teams in the English top-flight are quick off the draw, or slow getting out of the traps?Below is what the Premier League table would look like if games ended after the first 45 minutes (thanks to Brighton boss Chris Hughton 10 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 16. Wolverhampton WanderersPlayed – 12 | Won – 1 | Drawn – 7 | Lost – 4 | Points – 10 |15. SouthamptonPlayed – 12 | Won – 2 | Drawn – 6 | Lost – 4 | Points – 12 |14. Leicester CityPlayed – 12 | Won – 2 | Drawn – 6 | Lost – 4 | Points – 12 | 20. Cardiff City (relegated)Played – 12 | Won – 0 | Drawn – 7 | Lost – 5 | Points – 7 |19. Huddersfield Town (relegated)Played – 12 | Won – 2 | Drawn – 3 | Lost – 7 | Points – 9 | 10 10 Watford boss Javi Gracia 5. Bournemouth (Europa League qualification)Played – 12 | Won – 5 | Drawn – 4 | Lost – 3 | Points – 19 |4. Tottenham (Champions League qualification)Played – 12 | Won – 7 | Drawn – 3 | Lost – 2 | Points – 24 | gameday cracker Tottenham Hotspur stars celebrate with goalscorer Juan Foyth. 10 7. Manchester UnitedPlayed – 12 | Won – 5 | Drawn – 2 | Lost – 5 | Points – 17 |6. WatfordPlayed – 12 | Won – 4 | Drawn – 5 | Lost – 3 | Points – 17 | Salah fired Liverpool closer to another three points against Fulham 1. Manchester City (Premier League champions)Played – 12 | Won – 9 | Drawn – 3 | Lost – 0 | Points – 30 |last_img read more

first_imgA Judge said he was doing a “most unusual” thing and allowed a man caught with €22,000 worth of cannabis a chance to prove himself.Donal Duddy of Lettermacaward was caught by Gardai with a complete grow-house for the plants at this home in January 2012.Gardai had initially caught the 44 year old with a small box of cannabis and €430 in cash as he drove towards Letterkenny. The took him to Letterkenny Garda station and then traveled to his home in Lettermacaward.When Gardai then raided his home they found an elaborate growing system in a shed at Duddy’s house.A lighting and heating system had been set up and 47 plants were found at various stages of growth.Duddy has also bypassed the electricity meter so not to alert the authorities of the high amount of electricity being used to power the lights.Weighing scales, humidifiers, heat mats and bags were also found at his home.Duddy told Gardai he had a heart problem and that is why he could not work.He began to grow cannabis in 2009 and began to sell it in 2010 to try and make some money out of it.He also liked to smoke cannabis.Garda Meabh Logue said Duddy almost felt a wright lifted off his shoulders when he was caught and she did not think he would reoffend.Judge John O’Hagan said he would normally pass on a two year prison sentence for ‘gardeners’ or people who helped grow the cannabis for bigger players.However he said he was going to do something unusual in light of Duddy’s health and the support he had received from his family.He adjourned the case for one year to see how Duddy got on and said he will deal with him then.DEALER CAUGHT WITH €22K OF CANNABIS GIVEN CHANCE TO PROVE HIMSELF was last modified: July 18th, 2013 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:Donal DuddyJUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit CourtLettermacawardlast_img read more

first_imgIn Saturday’s win over the Redbirds, Newman became the MVC’s new all-time career strikeouts leader with her seventh strikeout that put her at 1,087 in her outstanding career. That strikeout against also broke her own single-season Drake strikeout record with 287. Newman has a nation-best 292 strikeouts this season and in her career has 1,092 strikeouts. Her career total is the second-most among all active NCAA players in 2019. Newman has recorded 11 straight complete games where she has struck out 10 or more in each victory and overall has 17 games with 10 or more strikeouts this season. She is 20-6 with a 0.98 earned run average that ranks sixth in the nation and a league-leading five saves. Newman is allowing a national-low 2.85 hits per game while striking out a national-best 13 per game. Newman and her teammates are scheduled to play four road games this week, starting at UNI, Tuesday at 6 p.m. The in-state contest with the Panthers will be broadcast on ESPN+. Drake closes the week with a three-game series at Missouri State Saturday and Sunday. Print Friendly Version Newman leads the MVC in wins, ERA, innings pitched (157.1) and opponent batting average (.118). This is her eighth MVC Pitcher of the Week award this season and a league-record 21st in her outstanding career.center_img ST. LOUIS – Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) of the Drake University softball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week for the sixth-straight week, the MVC office announced Monday, April 22. Last week, Drake went 4-0 with one victory over Iowa and a three-game sweep of Illinois State, as Newman continued her impressive pitching. She went 3-0 with one save and didn’t allow one run and scattered four hits and four walks with 37 strikeouts.last_img read more

first_imgSome of the BetWay Power officials and players on ThursdayWith the 2018 basketball season around the corner, gambling power house BetWay has decided to renew its partnership with FUBA National Basketball team, BetWay Power.This was announced on Thursday through a press statement in which the company (BetWay) also lauded the activities at Power.“As BetWay, we are proud to announce our continued support and commitment to BetWay Power Basketball team, read the statement.“Over the past year, the BetWay Power’s commitment and passion in the National Basketball league has been inspiring.“In recognition to the clubs fantastic work, we as BetWay have decided to continue our association with the club by investing Shs 200 million for the 2018 season.The investment by BetWay will help in medical insurances and facilitation in terms of Transportation and Media coverage.It will also help in promotion of players’ fitness and health through BetWay’s partnership with ‘Fitness for Life Uganda’.This is all done to ensure improved competitiveness by the team with the view of winning the league championship in 2018.The partnership will also help in improving the image of the club and also improve on the recognition of the best performers throughout the season.BetWay has already made several accusations to bolster their team that lost out in the semi finals last season.Power where defeated 4-0 in the best of seven series, semis against the eventual champions City Oilers.The players that have been acquired by Power so far:•Steven Wundi – Shooting Guard from UCU Canons.•Brian Sivachi – Power Forward from Nkumba Marrines.•David Opolot – Shooting Guard from Our Saviour.•Geoffrey Soro – Power Forward from KIU Titans.•Mike Madol – Small Forward from UCU Canons.•Amin Mkhosa – Small Forward from Savio BC Tanzania.•Philip Ameny – Centre from Pemba Warriors.Some of the New signings by BetWay Power (photo by Shaban Lubega).BetWay Power have gone six seasons minus testing league glory, last winning it in 2011 but with the team and resources that have currently, it would be fitting to say that they are close to winning it.Comments Tags: BetWayBetway PowerFubafuba national basketball leaguelast_img read more