first_imgNACOGDOCHES, Texas – In an announcement made Monday, SFA Director of Athletics Ryan Ivey named Erin Scott the head coach for the Ladyjacks’ tennis team. Scott comes to Nacogdoches following a 12-year run as the head women’s tennis coach at current Conference USA and former Southland Conference member UTSA in the Alamo City. “We are excited to welcome Erin to SFA, Nacogdoches and east Texas,” commented Ivey. “She comes to us with great experience in the state of Texas and the Southland Conference. We are looking forward to watching her grow our tennis program.”While in charge of the Roadrunners, Scott amassed 116 wins and reached conference tournament postseason play 10 times during her 12 season in San Antonio. In all, Scott has prepped a total of 12 all-conference players, 16 conference all-academic team members and a CoSIDA Academic All-District choice.”It’s an honor for me to be chosen as the next women’s head tennis coach,” stated Scott. “I want to thank Ryan Ivey and Loree McCary for this incredible opportunity. I am so excited to be a part of Stephen F. Austin and the Lumberjack family. I look forward to leading the women’s tennis program in a way that will make the university and community proud.”During the six seasons in Scott’s tenure where the Roadrunners competed in the Southland Conference (2007-12) the team posted 28 league victories. UTSA’s most successful Southland campaign occurred in 2009 when the squad posted a total of 16 victories – the most wins by the team in a single season in over a half-decade. That year, the Roadrunners finished third in the league standings and made a run to the Southland Conference Tournament championship match.”I would also like to thank Loree McCary for her efforts in leading this process during the transition period,” Ivey continued. “She did a great job vetting candidates and ensuring we get the best coach for our program and student-athletes.”Before accepting the head coaching positing at UTSA in December of 2006, Scott spent three seasons in Madison, Wis., as an assistant coach for Wisconsin. Through Scott’s stay, the Badgers achieved a top-50 national ranking in the 2005 season and earned at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament in both 2004 and 2005. The Badgers’ final ranking of 34th nationally following the conclusion of the 2005 campaign was the second-highest season-ending ranking in the history of the program. As a student-athlete, Scott’s collegiate playing career started in 1998 at Florida before she transferred to Washington following two seasons in a Gator uniform. It was with the Huskies that Scott played her best tennis as the co-captain helped lead Washington to a runner-up finish in the Pac-10 as well as a sixth-place showing at the NCAA Championships. Through her career, Scott dropped just one dual match and competed on four squads that ranked among the nation’s top 10. Scott is the mother of two children – Easton (seven) and Ryder (five).last_img read more

first_imgNot because they cheered him a little louder before the game. Rather, it was the fans’ reaction to Jazz forward Gordon Hayward that got under his skin.“I heard the cheering before the game. I didn’t like that at all. I think that was a sign of disrespect to me from the fans,” Crowder told reporters, referencing the reception Hayward received during lineup introductions. “That sparked a little fire in me.”Crowder properly channeled his anger, tying his season high with 21 points to help the Celtics top the Jazz 115-104 for their fourth win in five games.“I just felt disrespected,” said Crowder, who hit a season-high five 3-pointers.After the game, Crowder took to Twitter and continued to vent.last_img

first_imgHowever, the lead change only seemed to motivate the Trackers, as Mark Readman scored with 5:21 left in the game to even the score at 5-5, which was followed by a game-winning goal from Wyatt Gale, who scored his second of the evening.It was a big win for the Trackers, who showed some great character and tenacity, while goaltender Michael Chute made 33 saves for the win in net.With the split weekend, the Trackers now sit fourth in the NAMHL’s North Black division with a record of 5-9-0 and 10 points, only trailing the third place Fort McMurray Barons by a single point.The Trackers have a week to reflect on their weekend, then it’s a rematch of Saturday’s shutout loss to the Peace River Royals, taking place in Peace River on Sunday, December 9. The two-game weekend began Saturday in Dawson Creek, where the Flyers played host to the Peace River Royals.It was a tough start to the weekend in Dawson Creek, as despite outshooting the Royals 34-31, the team was unable to slip the puck past Royals’ goaltender Jesse Pattison, while unable to take advantage of numerous powerplays, going 0-for-5 with the man advantage.Sunday, the team seemed to locate their offensive touch, producing a much closer game against the Grande Prairie Sherpa Safety Storm. Sunday’s game in Fort St. John produced a total of 11 goals, with the Trackers emerging victorious 6-5.- Advertisement -The Trackers made sure to put an end to Saturday’s scoreless streak early in Sunday’s tilt, as Charles Dagostin scored just 11 seconds into the game for a quick 1-0 Trackers lead.The lead only lasted until halfway through the opening period, as Grande Prairie tied the game at 1-1 at 10:04 of the first.The second period began with the teams tied at 1-1, however, it was the middle frame where the Trackers did some damage on the scoreboard.Advertisement Ricky Bateman opened the scoring for the Trackers in the second, scoring back-to-back goals, providing his team a 3-1 cushion.The lead was cut in half as Grande Prairie scored with five minutes remaining, but the Trackers showed their resilience, reclaiming the two-goal lead courtesy of a goal off the stick of Wyatt Gale.The third period began 4-2 in favour of the Trackers, but Grande Prairie made things interesting by scoring to make it a one-goal game just 1:39 into the third.The Sherpa Safety Storm went on the score two more goals in a row to retake a 5-4 lead with less than six minutes remaining in the game.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgNEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – According to a Freedom of Information request made by the BC Building Trades in December, only 65 per cent of the 482 construction workers on the Site C project in November were from B.C.The response from BC Hydro came in 103 days after the request was filed. BC Building Trades says Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett made claims to the Vancouver Sun in December that 75 per cent of the workers were from B.C., before this request was made.Tom Sigurdson, Executive Director of the BC Building Trades, says the early figures presented justify the concerns had by many that BC workers are not being given the priority they deserve on the project.- Advertisement -“Over 5,000 people attended the job fairs in northern BC hoping for an opportunity, perhaps they should have applied at the Petrowest Head Office in Calgary Alberta,” he said.Sigurdson continues, noting that there is no shortage of workers who could have done the ground clearing, excavation, road work and camp construction that was done in November.“If contractors are already drawing 35 per cent of the workforce from out of province at this stage in the project, who knows what will happen as the project moves forward.”Advertisement In light on that incident, Sigurdson questioned why a Site C contractor would hire someone to search for temporary foreign workers when there are many skilled British Columbians still looking for work. Also requested by BC Building Trades was information on the number of apprentices on the Site C project. That response revealed that only 26 apprentices worked on the project out of a total workforce of 482 in the month of November 2015. BC Building Trades says that’s 5 per cent of the workforce, and well below the government’s stated goal of 25 per cent on public projects.“On behalf of the British Columbians who are unemployed, the Minister should explain how it is his numbers were so drastically wrong,” Sigurson added.BC Building Trades also raised concerns last month when Peace River Power Partners placed the ad on a Fort St. John jobs website that described the human resources assistant duties as ‘assisting in the Temporary Foreign Workers processes’ for the project.The references to temporary foreign workers in the advertisement were edited out in a subsequent posting.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000he channel – which features fan reactions to Arsenal results – has changed name to AFTVLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 14 – Infamous YouTube channel Arsenal Fan TV has been forced into a re-brand, reportedly after discussions with the club.Arsenal Fan TV gained fame for posting videos online of supporters discussing results, club news and talking points, but was also criticised for its negative coverage of the team, particularly regarding former manager Arsene Wenger. It is understood the club have now asked Arsenal Fan TV to remove all branding and copyrighted material – including the name ‘Arsenal’ – from future videos.According to The Sun, Arsenal did not send a cease and desist letter but that discussions were held between the club and the channel.While neither party has made an official statement, the Twitter and Youtube accounts of Arsenal Fan TV have changed their names to AFTV.The channel was set up by former radio host Robbie Lyle, and has gained a number of regular voices and contributors over the years, including Claudio ‘Claude’ Callegari, Ty, Mr DT and Troopz.It became increasingly influential as the club’s form began to decline under Wenger, with many of those featured in videos being heavily critical of the manager, and members of what became known as the #WengerOut campaign.This has also seen the channel receive criticism from influential figures in the game –  Gary Neville called it ’embarrassing’, although in February 2017 he agreed to appear on an episode to discuss his comments.The club’s own players have begun to turn on the channel – full back Hector Bellerin questioned the loyalty of the fans who appeared on the channel in a February 2018 talk at the Oxford Union.Bellerin said:  ‘It’s so wrong for someone who claims to be a fan and their success is fed off a failure. How can that be a fan? There’s just people hustling, trying to make money their way, which everyone is entitled to do.’Other fans have been openly critical of the channel – which has resulted in physical confrontations outside stadiums – while Lyle said he was racially abused by Spurs fans during a north London derby in May 2017.The most recent match reaction video – for which AFTV is most famous, where supporters are asked for their immediate response to a result – titled ‘The Unai Emery Revolution Gets Off To A Faltering Start!’, after the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City, gained 134,000 views within 24 hours of being uploaded.-By Daily Mail0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img“‘Vatreni’ (the “Fiery Ones” in Croatian), you are the biggest, you are our pride, your names will remain written in gold forever!” the newspaper said.It showed a photo of captain Luka Modric who was awarded the Golden Ball for the best player at the tournament, holding a trophy, although with a sad face after the defeat.“Brave hearts – You made us proud,” said Jutarnji List daily.“Croatia celebrates you, you are our gold!” echoed the Vecernji List.It noted that for the past month coach Zlatko Dalic’s team “made Croatia better”.“They restored pride, pulled it out of the pessimism” reigning in the country whose economy remains among the weakest in the European Union.More than 100,000 red-and-white-painted Croatian fans were expected to welcome the squad home later Monday in the capital Zagreb.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatian midfielder Luka Modric won the Golden Ball trophy as best player at the Moscow football World Cup tournament © AFP / Johannes EISELEZAGREB, Croatia, Jul 16 – Croatian media on Monday hailed their team as heroes after the small country’s historic success in reaching the World Cup final where France beat them 4-2.“Thank you, heroes! – You gave us everything!” read the Sportske Novosti frontpage.last_img read more

first_imgThe family of an Inishowen woman who took her own life after being allowed to leave the psychiatric unit at Letterkenny General Hospital is to sue the HSE for damages for wrongful death, her inquest has heard.Pauline Devlin, who was 54 and from Tooban, Burnfoot had her death recorded as a suicide by a jury at an inquest in Sligo today.The inquest heard evidence that Mrs Devlin, a mother of twins, had expressed suicidal thoughts. Mrs Devlin’s husband Patrick said that Pauline had discussed suicide with him and had talked about drowning herself.He said his wife had been depressed for a number of months prior to her death and had been a patient in Letterkenny General Hospital twice – first for two weeks and then for a longer period.She was still a patient there on December 13, 2012 when he said he received a phone call from the unit asking if his wife was at home.The staff member told him that she had left the unit to meet friends but had not returned at the time she was supposed to.Gardaí were alerted and a search was begun for Mrs Devlin, whose body was found later that evening on rocks by the sea at Ards.At the inquest into her death in Sligo, Dr Clifford Haley, Clinical Director at the psychiatric unit, said that he had assessed Mrs Devlin on December  7 and that a suicidal risk was present.He said he directed that she could have short periods of leave from the hospital but must be accompanied by family members.Following a review on December 10 by a junior doctor, it was noted that Mrs Devlin had improved and it was agreed that she would be allowed leave the hospital for two or three hours during the day if she wished.Dr Haley said it was his understanding that the doctor who made this decision would have seen his notes from December 7.When Dr Haley was asked if he could have detained Mrs Devlin under the Mental Health act, he said that he could not have.He said Mrs Devlin was a voluntary patient, she was seeking help and was co-operating with her care plan and she did not meet the criteria under the legislation for involuntary detention.Fr Kevin Shorten, a member of the Capuchin Order at Ards Friary gave evidence of meeting Mrs Devlin on two occasions.The first was 10 days prior to her death when two men told him they had seen a woman behaving oddly at the pier and he went down to speak to her.He gave her a lift back to Letterkenny and on the way she told him that she had felt like jumping into the sea and that everybody would be better off without her.Fr Shorten took her back to the psychiatric unit in the hospital.The second time he met her was on the day she died.He said that she had called to him in the friary and asked him to mind her handbag while she went for a walk.He said she seemed to be in better form and gave him a beautiful smile as she went out the door.However he became concerned when she did not return and went looking for her.Her body was later found by members of the Donegal Mountain Rescue team.Mrs Devlin’s family have issued High Court proceedings against the HSE for wrongful death.FAMILY OF DONEGAL WOMAN WHO DROWNED HERSELF TO SUE THE HSE was last modified: March 1st, 2016 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) Tags:BurnfootInishoweninquestToobanlast_img read more

first_imgCongratulations: Congratulations and best wishes from all at CLG Bun Cranncha to Donegal Minor Footballers John Campbell, Bruce Waldron, Peter McLaughlin and Darach O’Connor, and coach Gary Duffy, who have qualified for the Ulster Minor League final next weekend.Bord na nÓg: The Bord na nÓg meeting for April will take place next Tuesday at 8pm in the clubhouse.Parish Gaelic Football League: Buncrana GAA has launched the 2013 Parish Gaelic Football League for 3rd/4th class pupils, to commence on Friday 19th April with a ‘Get to know you/Sports Day’ at 3.30pm. Boys and Girls of all levels of ability are welcome . The league games will take place on Friday 19th April, Thursday 2nd May, Friday 10th May and the finals will be held on Friday 17th May. Games will finish each day at 4:30pm. Support your Parish schools – Support Buncrana GAA. For further details please contact Declan on 0870916662. Senior and Reserve Football: The senior sides face Glenfin on Sunday afternoon. Following an opening five minutes in which Glenfin were allowed to scored 3 goals, it was always an uphill battle for Buncrana. Points by Odhran Doherty, and two points and a goal by young full forward John Campbell kept Buncrana in the game, going in at half time down by 5 points. The margin could have been less if Buncrana had converted an earlier penalty, awarded for a foul on Darach O’Connor.Buncrana continued to battle in the second half, however Glenfin were able to hold on to their lead an eventually won by 5 points. Despite the result, a positive for Buncrana is that 6 minors lined out for the Senior team. Next up for Buncrana will be Dungloe on Sunday 28th April at the Scarvey. Senior Ladies Football: Buncrana senior ladies played their first home match of the league on Sunday 21st against Red Hughs of Killygordon. In what has a very heated affair, the girls kept their wits about them and pulled off a fantastic comeback to secure a draw. Red Hughs started the much stronger of the two teams and had a good first half display. However Buncrana were never intimidated and kept battling. Buncrana went in at the half-time interval down by 10 points.The second half saw a much rejuvenated Buncrana squad come out all guns blazing and finally showed Red Hughs what they are made of. The girls fought hard for every ball and every point to secure the draw by the time the final whistle was blown. Even though the ladies got off to a rather slow start, they banded together and put in some great individual displays, with the likes of Michelle Browne, Dede Grant, Lauren Hegarty and Caroline Gallagher commanding their areas of the pitch, but it was the overall work-rate of the entire squad that earned them the draw in the end. Training continues on Monday from 8.15pm and Wednesday from 7.30pm in The Scarvey.Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment.U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Saturdays at 3:00pm in the Scarvey. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.U9 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) is on every Thursday in Crana College from 7pm-8pm. New players are always welcome. U12 Football: The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm and Friday 7.00-8.30pm. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our websitewww.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS – BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 22nd, 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

first_imgRound 2 Results.U 14St Eunans 4.8 Four Masters 0.3 Dungloe/Gaothdobhair 1.2 Buncrana 0.4.Mc Cumhaills 3.12 Letterkenny Gaels 0.1.Burt 4.3 Aodh Ruadh 2.4.  MinorsCarndonagh 1.4 Setanta 0.4St Eunans 4.8 Strabane 0.1AodhRuadh 2.10 Burt 3.6HURLING: MINOR BOARD RESULTS was last modified: April 3rd, 2015 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)last_img

first_imgBuncrana Tidy Towns Garden Competition is entering its final weeks and is calling on the towns gardeners to get their entry forms in asap!Competition Coordinator Rachel Gallagher said people don’t have to be expert gardeners to enter.She said “Buncrana Tidy Towns Garden Competition is one of the highlights of our calendar. You don’t have to be an expert, you just have to show us that you love your garden! We are so grateful to our loyal sponsors at SuperValu Buncrana and would like to extend a special thank you to the Store Manager Kieran Doherty. “Whether you are just starting out, have a few plant pots or you’re a gardening whizz! Our expert Judge will offer personal advice when visiting every garden, so entrants will pick some great tips! We are delighted professional horticulturist Gareth Austin is joining us again this year.”All types of gardens can enter. From pots to flower beds, large lawns, veggie gardens or flower beds to beat the band – everything goes.The competition includes various categories to accommodate every garden type.Rachel added “We are delighted that businesses in the town have made such a fantastic effort this year with their floral displays and the main street has never looked better. Our Best Kept Business Award is always a coveted prize with categories including, best in bloom, most improved and best shop front there is some tight competition this year. “To enter just pick up an entry form from our sponsors SuperValu Buncrana or contact us via our Facebook page or email buncranatidytowns@gmail.com. If you’re not in you can’t win!”Buncrana Tidy Towns sends SOS to all green-fingered householders was last modified: August 6th, 2018 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)last_img read more