To advance, UIW will have to do something not many others have been able to do: score on Southland Goalkeeper of the Year Kyleigh Hall. The junior net-minder tallied a league-best eight shutouts and allowed the second-fewest goals (nine). In the regular-season meeting, Hall made seven saves and was only beat by an overtime penalty kick. Match 4 – No. 4 UIW vs. No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 8 p.m.Generating one of the best turnarounds in conference history, the Cardinals improved 11 points from their 2018 campaign to clinch the program’s first Southland Conference Tournament appearance. UIW is one of just two Southland squads that played top-seed Lamar to a one-score game, falling to the other Cardinals, 3-2. FRISCO, Texas – The chase for the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament begins with four quarterfinal matches at the 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament on Wednesday. The event is being hosted by Central Arkansas at the Bill Stephens Track & Soccer Complex in Conway, Ark. The winners from the first four matches will face off in the semifinals at 4 and 7 p.m. on Friday evening, and the championship tilt is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. All four quarterfinal games and the semifinal round will be streamed on the Southland Digital Network, and the title game can be seen on ESPN+. Match 2 – No. 3 Abilene Christian vs. No. 6 McNeese, 2 p.m.The Wildcats offense posted a league-high 24 shots per match and the second-most goals (31) in conference play. ACU flexed that in the regular-season meeting, defeating the Cowgirls 3-0 behind goals from first-team all-league pick Christina Arteaga and freshman duo Caylen Wright and Natalie Jones, the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year. 2019 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament Bracket (PDF) Match 3 – No. 1 Lamar vs. No. 8 Stephen F. Austin, 5 p.m.For the second time in the last three seasons, Lamar claimed the regular-season title with a 10-1 mark in league play. The Cardinals have thrived due to the success of Player and Forward of the Year Lucy Ashworth and Newcomer of the Year Esther Okoronkwo, who combined for 28 goals and 20 assists in league action (6.91 points per game). The Bearkats’ were outscored by just three in their last five matches against tournament teams, including a 1-0 loss to the Lady Demons. Should SHSU find themselves in another close game, the Bearkats will look to feed all-conference midfielder Kalynn Bickford, who tied for third in the conference with three game-winners in Southland play. Appearing in its fourth-straight Southland Conference Tournament, McNeese will rival the Wildcats with quantity of chances, ranking third in the league with 17 shots per contest. The Cowgirls are led by third-team all-conference selection Havana Johnson, who ranked fifth in both shots (41) and shots on goal (19) against Southland opponents. While LU’s success has come more recently, the SFA has been one of the most storied programs with a conference-best 21 tournament appearances and 15 tournament wins. Second-Team All-Southland keeper Madeline Talbot has her work cut out for her, despite leading the league in save percentage (.929) and goals-against average (.551). No. 2 seed Northwestern State and No. 7 seed Sam Houston State open up quarterfinal action at 11 a.m. CT, and No. 3 seed Abilene Christian will begin its tournament title defense against No. 6 Seed McNeese at 2 p.m. Top seed and regular-season champion Lamar squares off with No. 8 seed Stephen F. Austin at 5 p.m., followed by No. 4 Seed UIW and No. 5 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 8 p.m. Match 1 – No. 2 Northwestern State vs. No. 7 Sam Houston State, 11 a.m.Defense has been the name of the game for the Lady Demons this season, allowing just eight goals in 11 conference matches, the fewest among the league. NSU had three members of their back line named to the all-conference teams, led by Defender of the Year Nicole Henry.
More worrying is Samuel Umtiti. The French central is not well physically. Before Betis he was slow and seized in many of his interventions, showing an insecurity and improper fragility of a player of his level. It is clearly showing that his decision not to have his right knee operated after the 2018 World Cup was a big mistake, as he continues to give him a thousand and one problems. This Monday without going any further, the requirement of the match against Betis, forced him to stay in the locker room to perform a knee treatment, which ended up quite swollen.Thus, Setién will be forced to resort to the subsidiary to cover the payroll of plants. The Uruguayan Rolando Araújo will be the chosen one. The center, which in recent days is training with the first team, has extraordinary conditions, but it seems that they have not quite convinced the Cantabrian coach. Only then can it be understood that before Betis, and after the expulsion of Lenglet, he would prefer to put Sergio Busquets as central than before giving entry to Araújo, despite still having the possibility of a change. Finally, Setién made the change effective, but it was Rakitic who took the field for Griezmann. Quique Setién is still accumulating problems because of such a short staff, with only 16 troops from the first team. Any setback, in the form of a sanction or injury, becomes a real headache. Looking ahead to LaLiga’s Saturday game against Getafe at Camp Nou, the Cantabrian coach will not be able to count on Clement Lenglet, after being sent off for double reprimand in the match of the last day against Betis (2-3) in Benito Villamarín.This absence leaves him with a bleak picture, having only two power stations available in the first team: Gerard Piqué and Samuel Umtiti. And we say available to say something because if they had to play a game this Wednesday they would arrive in certain very precarious conditions. To start, the Catalan central, which was low last day by penalty, is recovering from an overload in the abductor of the right leg, which forced him to be replaced last Thursday during the Cup quarterfinal match against Athletic ( 1-0) in San Mamés. In fact, this Monday the rest of his teammates were exercised separately, although they assure us that it is planned that Thursday complete the session with the group and that Saturday is already fully recovered.
Participants at the close of the workshop.Authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) in collaboration with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) have ended the last in a series of two-day validation workshops for the Code of Conduct (CoC) for journalists covering the October presidential and representative elections.The training, which brought together over 30 journalists, was held in Gbarnga, Bong County, and was the first of a series of the two validation workshops conducted recently for journalists. The Gbarnga workshop was organized by the Communications Section of the NEC in collaboration with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), and sponsored by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID.)Participants were challenged to encourage stakeholders to create the necessary level playing field to ensure equal access to all the candidates throughout the 15 counties. The Journalists Code of Conduct introduced at the workshop calls on media practitioners to consistently double check their facts and properly balance their stories for accurate reporting void of biases. The code further calls on broadcast and print journalists to desist from hate speeches, inflammatory partisan propaganda that have the propensity to incite violence during the elections.The code also covers talk show hosts and journalists working through social media.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“Just for precaution,” Pavano said. “It’s feeling better than it did. I’m not really too alarmed. There’s no bruising or anything. It’s just stiff.” Pavano didn’t participate in on-field drills. He did undergo treatment, including icing the foot. BRADENTON, Fla. – The National League’s reigning batting champion doesn’t really know what position he’s going to play, and he doesn’t care much, either. Freddy Sanchez is taking everything in stride just a few months after he hit .344 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sanchez excelled at third base last season but has performed exclusively at second in the opening days of camp, largely because the Pirates are trying to determine where two other competing infielders, Jose Castillo and Jose Bautista, fit into the team. If Sanchez is troubled by that, it isn’t showing. “I’m not worried about that at all. I’m used to it,” he said. “Wherever they play me, I’m ready for either. Obviously, I’m going to have to work hard at each position. It’s possible I might not know which one I’m playing until three days before the opener, but that’s fine. If I work hard at both all spring, it won’t matter.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The first year that I was with the team, I got hit by a line drive in almost the same spot and it kind of felt like this,” Pavano said. “I made my next start.” Pavano was hit on the instep in batting practice Saturday by infielder Alberto Gonzalez’s line drive. He made one warm-up toss after being struck and then threw 27 more pitches to complete his workout. The right-hander may not pitch in Tuesday’s intrasquad game. “That will be up in the air for sure,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “Hopefully he doesn’t fall behind significantly. It’s not going to matter if he misses a day or so. I’m sure it’s sore. We’ll have to wait and see.” Pavano didn’t rule out taking the mound. “We’re going to see how it feels tomorrow,” he said. “If it keeps making this progress, I don’t see it being a problem at all.” TAMPA, Fla. – Yankees pitcher Carl Pavano had an MRI exam and X-rays taken Sunday on his injured left foot. The team didn’t immediately release the results, but Pavano said he wasn’t concerned.
0Shares0000Greenwood scored his third goal of the season on Thursday © AFP / Oli SCARFFPARIS, France, Nov 7 – Teenager Mason Greenwood scored as Manchester United cruised into the Europa League last 32 with a 3-0 win over Partizan Belgrade at Old Trafford on Thursday, while Celtic stunned Lazio with a last-gasp goal in Rome to progress.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United knew that a third victory in four Group L games would be enough to send them through. The 18-year-old Greenwood broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute with a cool finish to score his third goal of the season and second in this competition.Anthony Martial doubled the advantage after the half-hour mark with a brilliant individual goal, before Marcus Rashford lashed home the third four minutes after the interval.The comfortable victory saw United bounce back after a 1-0 loss at Bournemouth last weekend had ended a three-game winning run.“I think it was a good performance but there are things we can improve on,” Rashford told BT Sport. “We managed to score three goals but it could have been a lot more.”AZ Alkmaar thrashed Astana 5-0 in Kazakhstan to keep control of the race for second place in Group L behind United, eliminating their hosts and moving four points clear of Partizan.Olivier Ntcham scored a dramatic injury-time winner to grab Celtic a 2-1 victory at Lazio.Neil Lennon’s outfit remain top of Group E with two games remaining, seven points clear of third-placed Lazio after their second straight win over the Romans.Celtic beat Lazio in Rome to reach the last 32 © AFP / Tiziana FABI“It’s great to have qualified with two games to spare,” Celtic manager Lennon told uefa.com.“It’s too early to say how far we can go in this competition but we can be a difficult opponent for anyone.”– Ntcham strikes –Ciro Immobile volleyed the hosts into a seventh-minute lead, but James Forrest drew Celtic level before half-time.But substitute Ntcham latched onto Odsonne Edouard’s pass in the fifth minute of added time and dinked a cool finish over Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.The other game in the group saw CFR Cluj move to within a point of qualification by beating Rennes 1-0 in Romania.Celtic’s Old Firm rivals Rangers gave their hopes of reaching the knockout stage for the first time since 2011 a massive boost with a 2-0 victory over Porto at Ibrox.Second-half goals from Alfredo Morelos and Steven Davis fired Steven Gerrard’s men second in Group G, three points ahead of Feyenoord after the Dutch side’s 1-1 draw with Young Boys.“He has been outstanding for us all season and he has turned up again tonight and got a very important goal for us to set us on our way,” Davis said of Morelos, after the Colombian’s 11th Europa League goal this term.Bundesliga leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach grabbed their first win of the Europa League campaign as Marcus Thuram’s 95th-minute strike sealed a 2-1 triumph against Roma.The German club moved second in Group J, ahead of Roma on head-to-head and two points behind leaders Istanbul Basaksehir, who saw off 10-man Wolfsberger 3-0 in Austria.Wolves made it three straight Europa League wins despite Ruben Neves missing a penalty as Raul Jimenez’s 92nd-minute goal grabbed a 1-0 success over Slovan Bratislava at Molineux.Nuno Espirito Santo’s men now sit five points clear of Slovan in second in Group K, with Braga a point ahead of the Premier League side at the top after beating Besiktas 3-1.“We all felt maybe it was going to be one of those nights,” said Wolves skipper Conor Coady. “This win was important. We did our jobs well.”– El Haddadi treble –El Haddadi scored a hat-trick in Luxembourg © AFP / JOHN THYSFormer Barcelona winger Munir El Haddadi starred with a hat-trick as Sevilla thrashed Dudelange 5-2 to also reach the knockout rounds.Record five-time winners Sevilla knew victory in Luxembourg would send them through from Group A and their one-sided win also sealed top spot.PSV Eindhoven, the 1978 winners, suffered a humbling 4-1 defeat by Austrian team LASK Linz to slip to third in Group D behind their opponents and Sporting Lisbon, who won 2-0 at Rosenborg.Elsewhere, Espanyol moved to the brink of qualification by hammering nine-man Ludogorets 6-0, while Gent moved top of Group I with a 3-1 win at Wolfsburg.0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)
Letterkenny General Hospital has been ordered to pay more than €200,000 in fines for failing to reach its waiting list times.Letterkenny General HospitalThe HSE has issued the fines to hospitals across the country.All but two have been hit. The fines have been issued to all acute hospitals for failing to comply with the 18-month waiting list target since June 2015.The biggest fine of almost €1.8 million is being levied on Galway University Hospital.Fines will be spread out over five months, and if hospitals improve their performance they will be spared a fine the following month.LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL HIT WITH €200K FINE FOR WAITING LISTS was last modified: October 13th, 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) Tags:fineLeterkenny hospitalwaiting lists
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – Two qualifying heats, two wire-to-wire victories, two nearly identical times. It was almost like the same mule won twice. Idaho Gem, the world’s first equine clone, and his brother, Idaho Star, made successful debuts Saturday in what scientists billed as the first professional competition between clones of any kind. The mules will compete against each other – and six naturally bred animals – for an $8,500 purse in the finals of their bracket today at the 20th annual Winnemucca Mule Race, Show & Draft Horse Challenge. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Idaho Gem covered his 350-yard sprint Saturday in 21.817 seconds, winning by 1 lengths over five rivals. Idaho Star was less than three hundredths of a second faster, finishing in 21.790 seconds to win by a half length over four competitors. “For both to win first, it is awesome,” said Don Jacklin, an Idaho businessman who helped finance the cloning project. “I think it is going to open a lot of eyes as far as cloning. I think the race experience will go a long way to show what cloning can do.” The clones were born three years ago and carry identical DNA taken from a fetus produced by the same parents that sired a champion mule racer. Researchers on the cloning team said Idaho Gem and Idaho Star have been separated for two years and trained separately, so watching how they perform against each other will offer insight into the role played by environmental variables, such as diet and training regimens, in developing mules. Gordon Woods, the University of Idaho scientist who created the clones, said he was pleased the clones passed their first major test. He noted that the historic cloning of Dolly the sheep in 1997 decreased her strength and agility. “It says to me very clearly that the technology by which we cloned them appears to have not decreased their athletic performance,” Wood said. “For me, it was a huge milestone achievement on a long uphill climb.” Ron Woark, 62, of Reno placed $5 bets on each clone to win, picking up $9.50 for Idaho Star and $8 for Idaho Gem. “I wanted both to win because I’m a techie geek and I like the fact that techie geeks are making advances on cloning,” Woark said. “A lot of good to human health can come as a result of it.” Bill Sims, 55, of Winnemucca said he bet against the clones “to prove nature knows best.” “I have doubts about cloning,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The 33-year-old will bring his 15-year top-flight playing career to a close on Saturday 1 Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm has all-but ruled out becoming a manager after he retires from football.The 33-year-old will bring his 15-year top-flight playing career to a close on Saturday when Bundesliga champions Bayern face Freiburg.During that time Lahm has won eight Bundesliga titles, six German Cups and the Champions League in 2013.Lahm also captained Germany to the 2014 World Cup before announcing his retirement from international football five days later.The full-back, who enjoyed a two-year stint on loan at Stuttgart between 2003 and 2005, is now relishing a life away from football.He told Bayern’s official website: “I don’t know what’ll happen in 10 years but at the moment I can’t imagine that I’ll ever want to be a coach.“Standing on the pitch every day and going through the tiny details of the game – I don’t think that’s for me.“I retired from the national team with the feeling that it was the right time to call it a day after the tournament. And it’s the same now.“I’ll have to see how my life pans out and what happens from week to week. First of all I’ll go on holiday with my family and just live for the moment.”Lahm will lead Bayern out for the final time – on his 517th appearance for the club – at the Allianz Arena this weekend, and boss Carlo Ancelotti paid tribute to his skipper.The former Paris St Germain, Real Madrid and Chelsea manager posted on his Twitter page: “You’ll always be our captain. It’s been an honour!”Lahm made 113 appearances for Germany during an illustrious 10-year international career, and Die Mannschaft manager Joachim Low also praised his ex-captain.Low told www.dfb.de: “Philipp is one of the best footballers in the world.“He has played for many years at a world-class level and I have always felt it a great pleasure and personal enrichment to work with him and to discuss football.“His decision to end his career deserves respect, even as I regret it as do many soccer fans, as I am convinced he has a lot of time to play with.“I hope he has a lot of fun and that he will remain in football in Germany, in whatever role.”Bayern midfielder Xabi Alonso will also be making his final appearance before retiring against Freiburg.The 35-year-old has won two Champions League titles – while at Liverpool and Real Madrid – as well as two European Championships and a World Cup with Spain.
2 2 What they say about him:Exeter manager Paul Tisdale has been singing his praises for the last few years, describing Ampadu as a “remarkably gifted but grounded young man” and claiming “he’s got a long career ahead of him”. He has fielded Ampadu in the centre of defence and centre of midfield but believes he has the talent to play in four or five different positions.Exeter academy manager Simon Hayward has praised Ampadu’s dedication and commitment. Speaking in November 2016, he said: “He deserves everything he gets, as he’s a very good lad. He’s dedicated and committed and I think he’s put in a huge amount of hard work over a large number of years and he’s proven himself to be a good learner, as he works things out for himself. He very rarely makes a mistake twice, so he’s an absolute credit to himself, his parents and all the staff who’ve done ten years of work with him.”Exeter’s director of football Steve Perryman, the former Tottenham star, also has only good things to say about the youngster. “He’s got an old head on young shoulders, which is a bit of a cliche,” he said, when discussing his rise to the first team. “Nothing fazes him, as he’s composed, he reads the game and he talks to players of a more senior level. He’s not acting the youngster but he’s humble enough to know his place and on the field he delivers – what more do you want? It’s fantastic, really.”Who else was in for him?Ampadu had trials at Liverpool and Manchester United a few years back and both clubs have continued to track his progress. Ampadu was offered a scholarship contract by Exeter but, having sought the advice of his father, has decided to continue his career at Chelsea. It will be interesting to see if he can make the grade at Stamford Bridge with the Blues known for sending their young players out on loan rather than push them forward for regular first-team action.Video proof: Ethan Ampadu: ‘Gifted, grounded, determined’ – The lowdown on Chelsea’s new signing Chelsea have won the race to sign Exeter City’s highly-rated youngster Ethan Ampadu [full story here].Blues fans may not know much about the 16-year-old, so talkSPORT offers you this handy guide…Full name: Ethan Kwame AmpaduDate of birth: September 14, 2000Birthplace: Exeter, DevonPosition: Centre back or centre midfieldHeight: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)Profile:Football is in Ethan’s genes. His dad, Kwame, enjoyed a successful playing career which included spells at Arsenal, Exeter, Leyton Orient and Swansea and is currently head coach of the Gunners’ Under-18s.His talent was obvious from an early age and he was signed up by his one of his father’s old clubs, Exeter, at the age of seven. It wasn’t long before he was being tipped for the top and in August 2016, he made his debut for the club at the age of just 15. His appearance – in a League Cup match against Brentford – saw him become Exeter’s youngster ever player, breaking an 87-year-old record. His reputation was further enhanced when he was named man-of-the-match. Ampadu went on to make 13 appearances for the League Two side in all competitions in 2016-17.He is eligible to represent England, Ireland, Ghana and Wales but has chosen to play for the Dragons. He has already played for Wales at Under-19 level and was named their Young Player of the Year in 2016 – one of the youngest ever players to receive the accolade. Chris Coleman has been closely tracking the teenager’s progress and called him into his senior squad for a training camp in May. Ethan Ampadu, Chelsea’s newest academy protegee, in action. Has been involved in several Welsh training camps. pic.twitter.com/Bu06ZZrTui— Michael Jones (@jonesmichael_97) July 1, 2017
RAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 13th July 2012ARE YOU A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD WITH DELAYED COMMUNICATION OR LEARNING SKILLS?Raphoe Family Resource Centre are providing the opportunity for local parents or guardians of pre-school children to spend a Thursday morning participating in fun activities, working on social skills, and establishing and maintaining friendships.Starting on Thursday 5th July from 10.30 – 12 noon. Siblings welcome.If you would like further information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796HEALTHY WALKSFollowing the success of our walking group on Thursday mornings, thanks to Joe Porter we are also starting walks on Thursday nights. Meeting here in the Centre at 7.15pm. If anyone is interested in coming along, please do. Walks take place at 9.30am and at 7.15pm.RUNNING GROUPThe new running group is continuing in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at the Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm. This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980. Thank YouMartin & Catherine Laird & family Tullyvinney wish to thank everyone who sent cards, text messages, gave gifts and good wishes on the occasion of Martin’s 50th Birthday which was on 12th July. Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated. A special word of thanks to all the various groups and staff in the Volt House for their kindness and to Mrs Friel and staff for the beautiful meal.RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS NEWSRe-cycling of cans and glass in Raphoe.Donegal County Council wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities in Raphoe have been relocated to Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.The Bring banks are now located in the Raphoe Hardware car park near to the entrance of the shop. Thank You.TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz will take place in Friels Bar Raphoe on Friday 20th July at 9.00 p.m. €5.00 per person. In aid of Raphoe Scouts.SELF MANAGEMENT COURSEHSE are providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promote self care. Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours. Courses are being provided across the county. If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All enquiries are welcome. RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.FAITH HEALERMichael Curran will be in Friel’s Bar Raphoe, on Thursday 19th July from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. For best results three visits is required.Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at email@example.com or to Lisa firstname.lastname@example.org Thank You.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: July 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES