Honorable Mention: Miya Crump, Lamar; Dominique Golightly, Abilene Christian; Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls; Callie Maddox, McNeese.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Dalesia Booth is the Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the Southland Conference announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Booth recorded a pair of starts while pushing the Islanders to a 76-61 win over Sam Houston State Thursday and a 57-51 win over New Orleans Saturday. The junior threw down a double-double against UNO with 14 points and 13 rebounds while playing all 40 minutes.Basketball Player of the Week – Dalesia Booth, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Forward – San Antonio, TexasBooth averaged a double-double in a crucial week for the Islanders, sealing a pair of wins to close out a three-game home stretch. The San Antonio, Texas native proved clutch at the charity stripe throughout the week with a 79.2-percent average (19-of-24), knocking down free throws late in both matchups to clinch victories. For the week, Booth registered 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds on 35.5 minutes played.
SERGE AURIER has been forced to deny accusations he spat on Tottenham fans during the win over Olympiakos.The Ivorian was on the scoresheet as Spurs bounced back to beat the Greek side 4-2 and book their spot in the knockout stages of the Champions League.3 Serge Aurier appeared to spit in the direction of supportersCredit: Getty – Contributor View this post on Instagram what a night😱💥 , what a Game😱💥, what a comeback😱💥, congratulations to all for this great performance that qualifies us for the next round👌🏾❤️ [little personal message to correct a controversy! I will never spit on animals, let alone humans, let alone fans of this club that gives me the opportunity to express myself and do my job. Let’s focus on the most important goals that are coming soon.] Thank you all for the support Coys🔵👉🏾😶👈🏾 @editsfootball90📸 les travaux 🚧 🚧🚧🚧😉 A post shared by Thecrazychild93 (@sergeaurier) on Nov 27, 2019 at 11:11am PSTBut it was during the celebrations that the controversy occurred.Video footage appeared to show the 26-year-old spitting towards the direction of fans who were celebrating their third goal of the match.Aurier, who has attracted recent criticism for his performances, appeared to cup his ears while facing the fans just seconds before.Aurier has strongly denied the suggestions and says he would never think of doing such a thing.He said: “Little personal message to correct a controversy!”I will never spit on animals, let alone humans, let alone fans of this club that gives me the opportunity to express myself and do my job.”Let’s focus on the most important goals that are coming soon.”The majority of Spurs fans don’t dispute that he spat but remained convinced that it wasn’t intentionally aimed at the crowd.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onemost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsOne said: “Aurier clearly spits into the crowd. Hopefully not deliberately but he’s not the brightest.”Another added: “He literally gets knocked in the back that may have made him splutter… honestly, the conspiracy theories from some of our fans is ridiculous.”But one fumed: “When was the last time you accidently spat, disgusting behaviour.”3 Aurier celebrated in front of his own supportersCredit: Twitter@chrisdotlatchem3 Aurier appeared to cup his ears to fans before spittingCredit: Getty – ContributorAurier clearly spits into the crowd. Hopefully not deliberately but he’s not the brightest.— Kevin Flanagan (@flanagan_58) November 27, 2019 I think the answer is YES. Gross— John Robertson (@claretcrumpet) November 26, 2019 Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho praises ball boy at Champions League clash against Olympiakos What is it was spurs fans trying to find the bad in everything we do, I doubt it was intentional and it only comes out when he gets jumped on from behind #ffs— Darren Trow (@dtspurs) November 27, 2019
However, even if he did think about it, it doesn’t seem that this intention is going to materialize, at least not until football returns to normal: “I have that feeling every now and then. With this virus, it’s a weird time for everyone and when football comes back we’ll see, but maybe it’s something that always stays there. I’m just an athlete.” Arjen Robben is retired. The Dutch footballer who ended his career at Bayern Munich It has been one of the best extremes in the world in recent years, but as he confessed in FC Bayern Podcast, still thinking about going back to the playing fields.“At first I didn’t miss football at all, but then there was a phase where I had that tickle again and thoughts like, ‘Hey, maybe I’d like to play a little bit again.’
A resident of Campbellville Hosing Scheme, Georgetown, who was previously arraigned with a gun possession charge, on Friday reappeared before Magistrate Leron Daly who granted the man bail in the sum of $150,000.Laurence Ellis of Lot 157 Campbellville Housing Scheme, Georgetown, denied the charge which stated that on May 9, 2018, he had in his possession a .38 pistol without being the holder of a firearm licence.The court heard that on the day in question at about 20:00h, Police were on mobile patrol duties in the Campbellville area when they stopped the father of one and a search was carried out on his person. He was at the time on a pedal cycle. During the search, Ellis reportedly took the firearm from his crotch and threw it into a clump of bushes on the parapet.The gun was subsequently retrieved by the Police. The magazine of same was extracted and six live rounds of ammunition were found. The 32-year-old man was told of the offence and was taken into Police custody where he gave a written caution statement.In his caution statement, he reportedly said he bought the gun for $60,000 almost two weeks ago after he was threatened by someone named “Joshua” who resides in the same area.Defence Attorney Jocebed Pollard in a bail application told the court that her client is in need of medical attention and has since suffered a fractured kneecap.However, bail was granted under conditions that Ellis lodge his travel document and report to the Kitty Police Station on Mondays and Fridays.The matter was adjourned for July 11.
The former Guyana and West Indies Cricket Captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul has recently come on board the Windies Ambassador Programme, and is batting for the ladies ahead of the upcoming historic ICC Women’s World T20, 2018.Shivnarine ChanderpaulChanderpaul, who started playing for the Windies at 19, represented the Caribbean side for 21 years, and served the region in several capacities, including captain for 14 Tests and 16 ODIs. He will join other selected ambassadors in making a variety of appearances from September to November, ahead of the first ever stand-alone tournament hosted in the Caribbean.Commenting on his role, Chanderpaul said: “I want to thank Cricket West Indies for inviting me to participate in this fantastic tournament. It is another great opportunity to serve my country, the region, and the sport that I love so much. Everyone knows I am a student of the game, and what better way to be involved than to be an ambassador for this prestigious event?”He continued, “I am also a huge fan of women’s cricket, and I jumped at the opportunity. I have played cricket all over the world, and I enjoyed every moment, especially meeting fans and entertaining the crowds. This tournament is for the fans of the West Indies, and I want to urge everyone to come out and #WatchThis. It will be a great few weeks of brilliant performances by some of the best women players to ever play the game. I’m delighted I will be part of it,” he added.Tournament Director Jennifer Nero welcomed Chanderpaul to the team by saying, “This is an incredible opportunity for our present and former players to interact with each other and with fans at all levels. Our main aim is to support the women with filled stadiums across the region for the tournament; and the reach of the Ambassadors, we hope, will help us achieve that”.The National Stadium at Providence in Guyana will host matches for warm-up and preliminary rounds from 4 to 17 November. The ICC Women’s WT20 is for the first time being held as a stand-alone event this year. It is scheduled to be held from 9th November to 24 November, and will be held at the National Stadium at Providence in Guyana, the Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia, and the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
Environmentalism has become somewhat hip, and global warming – or its less-politically loaded cousin, climate change – has entered popular consciousness like never before. But scholars warn that’s not enough. “Global warming is not a problem of tomorrow,” said Amy Luers, a climate scientist with the nongovernmental policy group Union of Concerned Scientists. “It’s a problem of today.” Luers’ group projects that the average temperature in California will rise about 1to 2.3degrees Fahrenheit in the next few decades no matter what. If we cut down on emissions, the temperature will still continue to go up another 3to 5.5degrees by the end of the century. But if we only curb emissions somewhat, the temperatures are predicted to rise by about 5.5to 8degrees by 2100. And if we continue down the path to higher emissions, stoked by a growing population and continued reliance on fossil fuels, temperatures could climb an average 10degrees. That’s when the really bad projections could come true. At that point, wildfires would become 55percent more frequent. Los Angeles would suffer through 100 more 90-degree-plus days each year. The Sierra Nevada spring snowpack would decrease by as much as 90percent. The sea level would shoot upward. Wine grapes would die. “The economic impacts are going to be huge if we don’t do something,” said Kassie Siegel, climate program director for the nonprofit conservation group Center for Biological Diversity. “It’ll be much, much cheaper to mitigate the effects of global warming than to adapt to it. There’s moral arguments, there’s ethical impacts, but just look at the economic impact.” Jerry Taylor does – and he doesn’t care. Taylor is a senior fellow with the Cato Institute, a Washington-based public policy think tank, and he dismisses the debate about global warming as hysteria. Not long after Earth Day celebrations began, he notes, there was a scare about global cooling, and that turned out to be nothing. “The only people who paint a bleak picture are political activists with an ax to grind,” Taylor said. “It’s very difficult to find big disaster scenarios because very little of the U.S. economy is affected by the weather.” The sector that matters to Mike Conroy, however, is directly affected by the weather. He’s a strawberry farmer with Conroy Farms Inc. who tends 150acres of crops in Camarillo and Oxnard. Conroy is keenly aware of the frost earlier this year and then Friday’s long-awaited rain. If it gets hotter, he said, farmers will find a way to adapt. Trading in his pickup for a Toyota Prius, he figures, won’t make much of a difference. “If I started trying to speculate about whether we have global warming or not, I’d be a basket case,” he said. “I don’t see that it would be that radical in my period of time. I’ve got five years left, so I don’t know, but it’s not something I stay awake worrying about.” There are plenty of people who do, though. Siegel envisions a world that increasingly relies on energy-efficient appliances, solar panels on every house, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles. People would live closer to their offices, telecommute more often and eat locally grown food. “There’s different ways this story can go,” she said. “In the scenario I want to see, we can have some changes and adaptations. … In another scenario, we don’t start reducing emissions, and in another 10 years, we’ll … see 20-foot sea level rise and a die-off of a third of the world’s species. “We will have massive, unacceptable impacts to human life and our economy.” All this talk of disaster could drive someone to drink – perhaps a cabernet or petite sirah from Paul Dolan’s Mendocino Wine Co. Dolan has been in the wine business all his life and heads the Wine Institute, an advocacy group for California vintners. He also very much believes in global warming. “It’s going to get warmer here,” Dolan said. “We’re going to run out of territory where we can grow grapes. My sons are fifth-generation winemakers, and I think that in their lifetime, they may have to find new crops to grow.” And so, partially out of concern for the planet, partially out of concern for his family business, he’s going carbon neutral. Next week, he’ll begin converting his operation to rely on solar panels and biodiesel fuel. He’ll ship his wine in environmentally friendly packages. Anything he can do to stave off hotter temperatures will pay off in the long run, he says. “Global warming is probably the single most significant event in our lifetime,” he said. “If there should be a war on something, it should be on global warming. It’s going to affect everybody on the planet in some way.” email@example.com (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the future, a spring ski trip to Mammoth could find no snow. California zinfandel grapes could shrivel into raisins. Zuma Beach could become Zuma Seafloor. On the first Earth Day, celebrated 37 years ago, global warming was not a hot topic. People drove big V-8 cars, burned their leaves in their yards and tossed out their bottles and newspapers. Recycling was for hippies, and future technology would solve whatever problems came along. Today, people drive hybrids, tote their bottles and cans to the recycling bin and nod approvingly as Al Gore hefts his Oscar for spreading the word of a world growing warmer.
RCMP investigation has revealed no obvious cause to the fire, and it is believed that arson is not among the possibilities. Since the home was out of the fire district it did not have insurance to cover damages from the blaze. One of the dogs belonging to the family and their cat along with a small kitten were rescued by friends who saw the blaze, however another dog and her litter of puppies were not able to survive. Currently only Barbara Ackles is able to work as Sean Ackles is currently suffering from couple of medical conditions. As a result the family is struggling to make ends meet and is looking for support in a number of areas. – Advertisement -Donations of dog and cat food are welcomed, and anyone who may be willing to adopt an outdoor cat would be appreciated as well. Food donations along with clothing, gift cards or money would also be appreciated.Friends and family are also in the preliminary stages of setting up a trust fund, and a potluck/jam session to help get the family back on their feet. Anyone wanting to contribute is encouraged to contact Jayme-Lyn Corr at 250-219-9512. There is also a pdf file attached with more information about fundraising for the family.Advertisement
0Shares0000Workers in Samara prepared to install the pitch last August, but the grass is only now ready to be laid © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Apr 14 – Russia’s perpetually late World Cup stadium in Samara had some good news to report exactly two months before kickoff: it is finally getting its grass.Twelve gleaming white lorries filled with rolls of the precious pitch arrived Saturday in the Volga River city from Germany. Photographs proudly tweeted by the regional administration also showed nine construction crane-type objects identified as “artificial suns” stationed outside the stadium.They will be suspended a few feet above the pitch once the grass is rolled out and start shining as much light as possible so that everything sticks in place.“The nine ‘artificial suns’ will warm up the grass so that it gets accustomed to Samara’s soil as quickly as possible,” the administration said.How long that takes will go a long way in deciding whether Russia has a big mess on its hands when the games begin on June 14.Russia is sparing no expense as it prepares to host the international football extravaganza at the height of a new spike in diplomatic hostilities with the West.More than $13 billion (10.5 billion euros) are officially going into stadium construction and refurbishments for the 11 host cities.Each is getting a new or refurbished airport and repaved roads. Hotels are being built in places few foreign visitors ever venture.The first World Cup to reach the former Soviet Union is meant to show off Russia’s might at every turn.But details, like the absence of grass at one of the arenas, threaten to scuttle those plans.Samara has been plagued by problems since construction began four years ago.Developers had to abandon plans to build a glass dome that looked like a flying saucer because it simply cost too much.The time it took to come up with a more budget-friendly alternative delayed development by nearly six months.The government filed a lawsuit — one of four against stadium builders across Russia — over the delay.The plan for the fancy German grass was drafted in the halcyon days when time was not an issue.The green stuff was meant to arrive before the Russian winter and take root during spring.But the stadium was not ready and there was no turning back by the time one the coldest Januaries on record stalled construction for another three months.Workers will be hoping that the heating lamps work well enough to make the pitch playable by the first test game on April 28.Samara is due to host its first World Cup match when Coast Rica and Serbia play on June 17.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Chelsea striker Robin van Persie Chelsea could make a move for Robin van Persie before the January transfer window closes.Alexandre Pato is nearing a move to Stamford Bridge having arrived in London to finalise his deal, but Roman Abramoich could make a move for the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker, if reports are to be believed.So, what’s the thinking among Chelsea supporters over this unexpected rumour?Take a look at what some have had to say below… 1
West Ham have signed Jack Wilshere on a free transfer, the Premier League club have confirmed.Wilshere, the midfielder, has arrived at the London Stadium following his departure from Arsenal at the end of June after 17 years in north London. gameday cracker “I am sure everyone can understand that at this point in my life and career I need to be playing first-team football and following my meeting with Mr Emery I came away feeling that it would be very difficult for me to do so at Arsenal.“Given this, I feel I have no option but to pursue other opportunities in order to progress my career on the pitch.”Coming from a family of West Ham supporters, Wilshere explained what convinced him to make the short journey from north London to the east of the capital.“I think it was a number of things,” he added to the official West Ham website, “the manager being one and the way he wants to play and where he sees me playing.“The fans, of course – everyone knows how big West Ham’s fanbase is – and especially in this new Stadium. Not many clubs could fill it week in, week out, and West Ham do.“I want to be playing here in front of the Hammers, and my bond I’ve had with the Club over my childhood will make it even more special.” Jack Wilshere spent 17 years at Arsenal before signing for the hammers silverware How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence smart causal revealed SORRY predicted predicted latest Most read in Premier League ALTERED Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Instagram @jackwilshere BIG PRESENTS UP TOP England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Our new midfielder has arrived… #WelcomeJack pic.twitter.com/kPd7hm4YxZ— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) July 9, 2018The 26-year-old has penned a three-year contract with the Hammers, and will fly to link up with Manuel Pellegrini’s squad at their pre-season training camp in Switzerland.Upon the confirmation of the deal, Wilshere said: “It feels good, it feels special.“Many people know that I’ve had a special bond with this Club growing up.“People will have seen the picture of me in a West Ham shirt and I’ve got good memories of my childhood supporting West Ham, watching them at Upton Park. It feels good and of course my family and a few of my friends are West Ham fans so everyone’s buzzing.”Wilshere made his debut for Arsenal in 2008 and totalled 197 first-team appearances before his departure at the end of last season. He spent the 2016/17 campaign on loan at Bournemouth, before establishing himself back in Arsenal’s team during Arsene Wenger’s final campaign in charge. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 1 He announced he would leave the Emirates when his contract expired in June having held talks with Arsenal’s new manager Unai Emery.“I felt that I was ultimately left with little choice but to make the decision that I have due to purely footballing reasons,” he wrote on Instagram.“Such was my desire to stay that I had in fact recently agreed to sign a financially reduced contract in order to commit my future to the club.“My intention throughout these discussions has always been to remain an Arsenal player. I have been on the books at Arsenal for 17 years and have always felt part of the fabric of the club.“Following my meeting with the new manager I was made aware that although the reduced contract offer remained, it was made clear to me that my playing time would be significantly reduced should I decide to stay. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade