Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Seeds Finalized

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Following the last regular season games and resulting tie-breakers the seeds and bracket for the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Basketball Tournament have been finalized. MEN’S TOURNAMENT SCHEDULEFirst Round – Wednesday, March 11, 20205:00 PM – Game 1 – No. 5 Northwestern State vs. No. 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (ESPN+)7:30 PM – Game 2 – No. 6 Lamar vs. No. 7 McNeese (ESPN+)Second Round – Thursday, March 14, 20205:00 PM – Game 3 – No. 4 Sam Houston State vs. Winner Game 1 (ESPN+)7:30 PM – Game 4 – No. 3 Nicholls vs. Winner Game 2 (ESPN+)Semifinals – Friday, March 15, 20205:00 PM – Game 5 – No. 1 Stephen F. Austin vs. Winner Game 3 (ESPN+)7:30 PM – Game 6 – No. 2 Abilene Christian vs. Winner Game 4 (ESPN+)Championship – Saturday, March 16, 20208:30 PM – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (ESPN2)Saturday’s championship will tip off at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Each of the opening-round matchups will be available on ESPN+. Tickets for next week’s tournament can be purchased via Ticketmaster and all Ticketmaster outlets. Reserved tickets for each session are $25 each, while general admission tickets are $20. MEN’S SEEDS Tournament Central | Tickets The tournament champion will receive the league’s automatic bid for the 2020 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament. No. 1 – Stephen F. Austin (28-3, 19-1 SLC)No. 2 – Abilene Christian (20-11, 15-5 SLC)No. 3 – Nicholls (21-10, 15-5 SLC)No. 4 – Sam Houston State (18-13, 11-9 SLC)No. 5 – Northwestern State (14-15, 11-9 SLC)No. 6 – Lamar (16-15, 10-10 SLC)No. 7 – McNeese (15-16, 10-10 SLC)No. 8 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (14-17, 10-10 SLC)last_img read more

Nine NCD schools take up Digicel Cup holiday program

first_imgMore than hundred Grade 7 students from nine primary schools participated in the one day event taking part in a variety of fun-filled activities including a special visit from the Port Moresby-based Digicel Cup players as well as reps from the SP PNG Hunters.The students learnt the basics of Rugby League and the first aid approaches to injuries on field of play including a game of touch rugby before certified by Digicel PNG with certificate of participation.This event will mark the start of this school program in its inaugural year at developing the health and wellbeing of children, moreover, encourage fitness.last_img read more

Gonzales picks up emotional first win in ONE Championship

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA — The feeling of victory was so foreign for Ramon Gonzales that he was a bit shocked when members of the media approached him after his fight.But after his impressive showing against Liu De Ri Ge Hu of China on Saturday at ONE: Total Victory here, it won’t take long before he gets the hang of it.ADVERTISEMENT Indians bounce back after win-streak snapped End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “I’m so emotional earlier because this is my first win in ONE in my three fights. I’m just so happy,” Gonzales said in Filipino.Exuding confidence from the start, Gonzales (2-2) waited for the perfect opportunity and it came in the second round when he locked Liu (2-3) in a triangle choke to force the tap out at the 1:52 mark and finally taste success at ONE.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“That was our second option, to finish it on the ground. Even if we’re standing, we know that we can match. But I felt I can beat him from the beginning and I just continued being aggressive in the second round until the end of the fight,” he said.With his first victory in ONE Championship in the bag, Gonzales seeks to continue improving his conditioning as he returns to the lair of Hitman MMA a winner as he set his sights for bigger challenges in the future. 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 Winning startcenter_img Break new ground MOST READ “Whoever ONE gives me, I’ll be sure that I’m ready,” he said. “I’ll continue working on my strength and conditioning because I learned that fights will all depend there. You can’t be out of air.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Govt yet to sign contract for Specialty Hospital

first_imgGovernment is yet to sign the contract with India-based construction firm Fedders Lloyd for the construction ofAn artist’s impression of the Specialty Hospitalthe controversial Specialty Hospital.Health Minister Dr George Norton told Guyana Times on Wednesday that the contract is currently with the Indian government. He said as soon as the Indian government completes its evaluation, it will be handed to the Government of Guyana.Finance Minister Winston Jordon recently said the project was moving at a rapid pace, with consultants currently putting the documentation together ahead of the first phase of construction expected to begin by midyear.Jordan said Fedders Lloyd had already modified the design, taking into account the work already done by the previous contractor, Surendra Engineering.He assured the project would cost no more than the remaining US$13 million (of an initial $18 million) line-of-credit provided by the Indian Exim Bank.In 2012, the hospital contract was awarded to Surendra Engineering to design and construct the facility.Its services were subsequently terminated owing to several contractual breaches.The matter was taken to the High Court and compensation was accordingly awarded to Government.During that initial bidding process, Fedders Lloyd was disqualified, but the company’s legal representative Khemraj Ramjattan (now Vice President and Public Security Minister) had argued against that verdict.Despite this, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition, even while in Opposition, contended that Fedders Lloyd was wronged.Shortly after assumption to office, the government signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the disqualified company to undertake the construction, citing that it would be more economical and less time-consuming than going through the transparent process of retendering.The government’s decision to hand the contract to the company was made despite a public outcry over the manner in which the award was handled and concerns about the lack of transparency and accountability surrounding the entire transaction.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Arsenal to beat the odds to claim back-to-back Bayern Munich victories?

first_imgNicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager brings us the latest odds from the week’s Champions League clashes, with Arsenal a popular bet to claim back-to-back wins over Bayern Munich.The Gunners secured a shock 2-0 victory at the Emirates last week, can they do it again in Bavaria?Arsene Wenger’s men are 13/2 to beat German giants, while Bayern are overwhelming 2/5 favourites to win.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

DeLay likely to step down

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event “He’ll resign,” a former senior DeLay aide said. In an interview with the Galveston County Daily News in Texas, DeLay said his decision was based partly on troubling internal polling results, including a poll taken after the March Republican primary that showed DeLay beating Democrat Nick Lampson in a close race. “Even though I thought I could win, it was a little too risky,” DeLay said. DeLay stepped down from his House majority leader post in January as an election-year corruption scandal staggered Republicans and emboldened Democrats looking to reclaim power in the House and Senate. A former exterminator before his election to Congress in 1984, DeLay was indicted by a Texas grand jury on charges related to laundering campaign funds in a Republican bid to win control of the Texas Legislature in the 2002 elections. He is accused of funneling corporate donations to Republican candidates for the Texas House in violation of state laws. A federal investigation also is pursuing DeLay’s ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. DeLay has denied any wrongdoing in both cases. But DeLay’s woes continued to build over the past week. On Friday, DeLay’s former chief of staff pleaded guilty to conspiracy and promised to help with a federal investigation of bribery and lobbying fraud relating to Abramoff. Tony Rudy admitted conspiring with Abramoff – both while Rudy worked for the Texas congressman and after he left the lawmaker’s staff to become a lobbyist himself. He is the second former DeLay staffer to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the lobbying probe. The plea agreement makes no allegation that DeLay did anything wrong. Just days before Rudy’s plea, Abramoff was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for fraud in connection with a separate case, a casino-boat business deal. He was allowed to remain free while helping the congressional corruption investigation in Washington. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, a Texan touched by a lobbying scandal that ensnared some of his former top aides and cost the Republican his leadership post, won’t seek re-election to Congress, officials said Monday. They said DeLay also is likely to resign his seat and leave Congress by the end of May or mid-June. That would trigger a special election for his replacement. DeLay was expected to disclose his plans today at a news conference in Houston, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the congressman had not made that announcement. Several officials said DeLay, an 11-term congressman, called Texas members of Congress to tell them he is dropping out of his re-election race. last_img read more

TRAPATTONI…SURE HE’S LIKE JIM McGUINNESS

first_imgAT last there has been some more recognition of the achievements of Donegal manager Jim McGuinness.It appears the defensive tactics of our Jim are being compared to those of one Giovanni Trapattoni!That’s right – the manager of the nation’s soccer team, it seems, has learned a few things from the Glenties man. So says Irish Times journalist Carl O’Malley!And who are we to disagree. If defensive tactics worked for the soccer heroes in Moscow against Russia (and the nation is delighted), then what’s the big deal?You can read what else he has to say here:www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sport/2011/0908/1224303699378.html TRAPATTONI…SURE HE’S LIKE JIM McGUINNESS was last modified: September 8th, 2011 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:donegalGAAgiovanni trapattoniIrelandJim McGuinnesssoccerlast_img read more

STATE AGREES TO PAY MOST OF LATE MARIE FLEMING’S COURT CASE COSTS

first_imgThe State has agreed to orders that it will pay most of the substantial legal costs of the unsuccessful challenge by Donegal woman Marie Fleming to Ireland’s laws on assisted suicide.Marie Fleming and husband TomThe 59-year-old, who was originally from Lifford, died last month after losing her landmark right-to-die case. The Supreme Court agreed to an application by Ms Fleming’s lawyers not to formally draw up the costs order until her estate has been constituted.RTE reports that the court agreed to affirm an order made by the High Court awarding Ms Fleming costs against the State of the High Court hearing.It also awarded Ms Fleming half of the costs of her Supreme Court appeal.Ms Fleming was in the final stages of Multiple Sclerosis when she began her court action seeking to be assisted in having a peaceful and dignified death at a time of her choice without the risk of prosecution for anyone who helped her.Last April, the seven-judge Supreme Court ruled the right to life under the Constitution “does not import a right to die” in what it described as this “very tragic case”.STATE AGREES TO PAY MOST OF LATE MARIE FLEMING’S COURT CASE COSTS was last modified: January 21st, 2014 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:court caseLiffordMARIE FLEMINGlast_img read more

49ers legend Joe Montana knows how Dwight Clark would feel about ‘The Catch’ statue

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.SANTA CLARA — Joe Montana, forever linked with Dwight Clark, knows exactly how his old friend would have handled the unveiling of “The Catch” statue on Sunday morning.“He’d be whispering in my ear: ‘You know they didn’t call it ‘The Throw’ for a reason,’ ” the quarterback joked.Montana and more than 70 other former 49ers attended the unveiling ceremony at Gate A outside Levi’s Stadium. The twin statues feature an …last_img read more

Kruger elephants off to Mozambique

first_img“I trust that this move will further cement the regional conservation role that the Kruger Park has assumed since the establishment of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park,” Kruger National Park MD Bandile Mkhize said at Skukuza this week. Source: BuaNews The South African National Parks Veterinary Wildlife Services’ game capture team, led by Dr Markus Hofmeyr, captured four young adult elephant bulls in the southern area of the park this week, and will capture two adult elephant bulls next week. 19 September 2008 The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park includes the Kruger Park, the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe and Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park. Transported by road Meanwhile, the 2008 Kruger Park elephant population census is currently under way. Last year’s census revealed a total of 13 050 elephant in the park. The restoration of Gorongosa is being supported by non-profit US conservation organisation the Carr Foundation, which has recently signed a 20-year co-management agreement with the Mozambican government to run the park. To date, the Carr Foundation has invested over US$10-million (about R81-million) in the park. “We will be using our standard elephant capturing technique of darting the elephants from a helicopter and, after a brief diagnosis of their general health, they’ll be loaded onto trucks and transported by road to Gorongosa,” Hofmeyr explained.center_img “According to the Elephant Population Norms and Standards Document, which was released earlier this year, translocation is an acceptable means of population control,” Mkhize said. “I therefore believe that by helping to re-establish viable elephant populations in other areas, we are not only bringing slight relief to our situation but also helping to repopulate depleted populations elsewhere on the sub continent.” “It will improve the already good working relationship we have with Mozambique.” Elephant population control Translocating elephants is one way in which the park is attempting to control elephant numbers, while heated debates continue over the ethics of reintroducing culling. Private game capture company Specialist Game Services will then transport the elephants to Gorongosa National Park near the Mozambican coastal town of Beira, a distance of over 1 300km. The elephant translocation is just one project where the Kruger National Park and Gorongosa National Park are working together for conservation. Fifty buffalo were translocated from the Skukuza Boma Complex to Gorongosa during 2006 and these will be joined by another consignment of buffalo during 2009. South Africa is sending six elephant bulls from the Kruger National Park to Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park, as part of plans to restock the 350 000-hectare park that fell into ruin during Mozambique’s 16-year civil war.last_img read more