First-Half Surge Lifts No. 2 Northwestern State Over No. 7 Sam Houston State

first_img.@NSUDemonsSOC’s Karleigh Acosta knocks in her first career goal off this corner kick to increase the Lady Demons’ lead! pic.twitter.com/1qEco3WZe3— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 Just nine minutes later, Kalee Williams won a free ball from the keeper and took the ball to the middle of the 18-yard box, where she drilled a shot past the covering defender to extend the lead to 3-0. “Blink and you might miss it!!”@NSUDemonsSOC takes the early lead thanks to this Jalen Donaldson strike! pic.twitter.com/DwkLgifnVw— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 In the 14th minute, NSU doubled its lead on Karleigh Acosta’s first-career goal, collecting a rebound on Olivia Mattsson’s saved header and hammering it home to make it 2-0. The NSU back line, which garnered three all-conference selections and the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year award, dazzled in the victory by holding the Bearkats to just seven shots and two on frame. The Lady Demons wasted no time finding the back of the net as Jayden Wheeler put a ball into the box that found the inside of the back-side post and ricocheted in for the opening score just 59 seconds in.center_img Box Score | Photo GalleryCONWAY, Ark. – No. 2 Seed Northwestern State opened the 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament with a 3-0 win over No. 7 Sam Houston State on Wednesday. It marked the first win for the Lady Demons at the tournament since the 2005 championship match. Here’s how sophomore defender Kalee Williams gave @NSUDemonsSOC a 3-0 lead! pic.twitter.com/cZ4Vp7UpRr— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 6, 2019 Northwestern State will face the winner of No. 3 Abilene Christian and No. 6 McNeese at 4 p.m. Friday.last_img read more

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Perenara commits to ABs, Canes

first_imgPhoto Getty Images. Caption: TJ Perenara leads an All Black haka The Wellington-born scrum-half, who has earned 39 Test caps and scored eight international tries since making his debut in 2014, said it was an easy decision to remain in his hometown.”The All Blacks will always be the goal and to be able to chase that dream for another four years here in New Zealand is a challenge I’m looking forward to,” said Perenara.”Being in Wellington and playing for the Hurricanes is a big driver for me. It’s where I grew up, it’s my home and it’s where my family is. Family means a lot and being able to be close to them and be around them is important.”To be honest I couldn’t see myself playing for another franchise or province in New Zealand and the fact that they also want me around makes it even more special to me.”NEWS | @Tj_Perenara inks long-term deal with the #AllBlacks, @Hurricanesrugby & @WgtnRugby.READ: https://t.co/Ai3YNVOp7y#TeamAllBlacks pic.twitter.com/qnNqjSVW4T— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) October 26, 2017All Blacks coach Steve Hansen hailed the development of Perenara, 25, who has tended to be used off the bench as a replacement for first-choice number nine Aaron Smith.Hansen said: “TJ is a world-class player and a very important part of our team. He’s an incredibly competitive athlete who has taken his game to another level in recent seasons and he has a great understanding of what it means to be a Test player with close to 40 Tests under his belt.”He plays a key role for us both on and off the park and is continuing to look to develop his all-round skills – including his leadership skills – and, in fact, has now become one of the senior players in the squad. We all congratulate him on his decision which is fantastic for the future.”last_img read more

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The judge gives the reason to the FEF in its no to the Miami party

first_imgThe titular magistrate of the Commercial Court No. 12 of Madrid has dismissed on Friday morning the lawsuit made by LaLiga against the decision of the Royal Spanish Football Federation not to initially authorize the celebration of the match between Girona and the Barcelona, ​​which was to be played on January 26, 2019 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.Among other legal reasoning, the judge, according to judicial sources, states that “the position of the Federation did not involve illegal conduct or an act of unfair competition, since this type of competition must be carried out in coordination between the RFEF and LaLiga, as already stated in other judicial resolutions of other disputes between these two organizations. “ LaLiga understood that there was unfair competition since the RFEF is taking the Spanish Super Cup abroad, first to Tangier and now to Saudi Arabia, while not accepting the beneficial agreement for the Spanish clubs that Thebes had reached with the promoter Relevent for the next 15 year The broad resolution of 25 folios also recalls that “the Federation did not deny authorization expressly, as the deadline for the final approval expired on January 5 of that year, however, Barcelona gave up the dispute of the match unilaterally and by surprise for LaLiga. “At the time when Bartomeu stepped back by UEFA’s threats about the possible sporting consequences that Barça would have in case of disobeying, LaLiga was still fighting to achieve the five necessary permits to carry out its plan. Something that has also tried this season with Villarreal-Atlético of the sixteenth day and has not achieved.LaLiga has appealed this resolution since against this sentence it is possible to lodge an appeal before Section 28 of the Provincial Court of Madrid, the competent one in matters of commercial nature. While, both LaLiga and the Federation are already preparing to also receive the ruling on the Monday game that also faces them. The tensions have not ended in the pre-electoral environment.See the full sentence here.last_img read more

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As Reports of Ebola Infections Wane, U. S Completes 12 Out of 17 ETUs

first_imgAmidst reports of drastic reduction in the infection rate of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, which is being evidenced by the low number of cases in the various Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) around the country, the United States- led Military Operation United Shield (MOUS) has disclosed that 12 out of the 17 ETUs to be constructed across Liberia are completed or near completion.The 12 ETUs, which have been completed or nearing completion, are located sites in Tubmanburg, Bomi County; Senje, Grand Cape Mount County; Buchanan, Grand Bassa County and the southeastern region of the country.Major General Williams made the disclosure when he paid a farewell visit with and courtesy call on President Sirleaf last Friday, at her Foreign Affairs office.  During that occasion, he introduced his successor, Major General Gary Volesky, to the Liberian leader, an Executive Mansion statement said.Outgoing Commander Williams stressed that US troops, under his command, have been able to build six additional mobile labs.It may be recalled the US government, through President Barack Obama, early last month ramped up its assistance with the announcement of a 3,000-strong U.S. military team to West Africa “to combat and contain” what was then being referred to as an “extraordinarily serious epidemic.This new assistance would supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and increase the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the Ebola crisis.President Obama announced the plans of the expanded effort during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, amid alarm that the outbreak could spread. Officials had feared that the deadly virus could mutate into a more easily transmitted disease.Over a hundred members of the 3000 military personnel promised, headed by Major General Darryl Williams, arrived about five weeks ago kick starting a robust exercise of the US assistance to the country. But General Williams’  end of duty in Liberia is being considered by many Liberians  as shocking, abrupt and short-lived; for many of them had  began to admire his eloquence, stature, openness and frankness.Major General Williams expressed gratitude to President Sirleaf and the Liberian people for the level of enthusiasm they have demonstrated in forming a united front to fight the disease and that the U.S. army was happy to form part of.Commanding General Williams, at a brief but well coordinated occasion, transferred authority to another Major General, Gary J. Volesky at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia. The ceremony was characterized by military traditional activities.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during the meeting with General Williams praised United States (US) army and Major General Darryl Williams for his leadership ahead of a military deployment in Liberia. The Liberian leader stressed that the vanguard role played by Major General Williams proves United States’  commitment to the relationship between both countries, especially in forming a common front to defeat the Ebola virus.In earlier remarks, U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Debora Malac, disclosed that beginning this week, U.S. military personnel will commence training of ETU personnel. Five hundred persons are expected to be trained per week and will be deployed to the new ETUs being constructed.Ambassador Malac said while Liberia makes progress in cutting transmission, the centers being constructed are part of the U.S. strategy in preparing for worst case scenario.Incoming U.S. Army Commander, Major General Gary Volesky, expressed renewed U.S. commitment to teaming up with Liberia to defeat the Ebola virus disease.He said the U.S. military’s intervention here will be characterized by flexibility, speed and confidence and expressed confidence in the collaboration of Armed Forces of Liberia’s Engineering Battalion with the U.S. forces.Major General Volesky said the AFL had demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and strength and informed the Liberian leader that the U.S.  army could not have done it alone without the collaboration with the AFL.Major General Williams has since departed the country,  describing Liberians as hospitable and always willing to help, the Mansion statement noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NPA Boss Honored by 15 Groups

first_imgOver 15 prodemocracy, youth and student groups honored the NPA boss for her innovative performance and leadership of the NPA. Speaking at a program held in her honor as Managing Director of the Year 2014 in Monrovia on December 23, NPA Managing Director Madam Matilda W. Parker attributed the success to her staff and the Liberian people who, she said, supported the Management over the year amidst the Ebola outbreak. “I am proud that NPA is Ebola free,” said Madam Parker. She recalled how the Management instituted several stringent measures to protect the port authority’s facilities across the country from being affected by the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak.Recently, the NPA Management celebrated Zero Ebola cases at its four port facilities in Monrovia, Buchanan, Greenville and Harper with a promised to continuing the enforcement of its anti-Ebola measures.But Madam Parker noted that it wasn’t an easy task to achieve zero Ebola cases in an environment that employees hundreds of people.“We put our existing anti-Ebola measures into place and publicized them and we thank God that all of our workers, including top managers, are adhering to those measures,” she said. The port authority of Liberia handles over 80 percent of all goods and services imported into Liberia.Madam Parker knew that protecting the seaport facilities [the gateway to the Liberian economy] from being affected by the Ebola virus epidemic was critical to the survivability of the population.“We are aware of the importance of the port authority to the economy and so we are under obligation to secure and protect the port facility,” said the MD.Among those honoring the NPA boss were the Association of Liberia Pro-democracy Groups, the Liberia National Student Union (LINSU), the Custodian of Rights Advocacy, the Borough Youth Association, Logan Town Old Timers, Labor Congress Women, Right-bank Youth Network, Liberian Newspapers Venders, the Port Truckers Association and the Dock Workers Union of Liberia (DOWUL), Coalition of Youths and Students for Better Liberia, Liberia Democratic Advancement, Conscious Young Women, Christian Youth Association, Islamic Youth Against Poverty and the Sinoe University Students Association (UL-Chapter), amongst others.  Mr. Joseph Deema, organizing chair of Association of Liberia Pro-democracy Groups, cataloged over 10 counts on which he said his organization based its rating of the NPA boss.According to him, Madam Parker has impartiality provided scholarships to deserving students under the NPA corporate social responsibility program, improved security and protected the port facilities, increased workers pay and benefits and created a new department at the NPA to deal directly with environmental issues, amongst others.He emphasized his commendation to Madam Parker and the NPA Management for recording zero Ebola cases at the port facility.For his part, LINSU Secretary General Benedict Williams said the student movement has followed Madam Parker’s contribution towards the development of youths and students with keen interest.“She contributed towards student scholarship programs at the University of Liberia and other universities including high school students,” said Mr. Williams.The LINSU Secretary General also commended Madam Parker for playing a pivotal role in the construction of the Ebola Treatment Unit in Virginia. “We have all of these activities and concluded that indeed you are people-centered and development-oriented,” he said. Also speaking, the Secretary General of the University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU) Calvin R. Summon assured Madam Parker of ULSU’s support towards helping her to achieve her goals. “We want you see your honor as a chance to continue to contribute towards the development and growth of NPA and the young people of Liberia… and I can assure you that ULSU will always be by your side,” he said. Receiving the honors, Madam Parker thanked the pro-democracy as well as youth and student groups for recognizing NPA Management’s efforts in making Liberia better.   “We [at NPA] don’t take your honors lightly. We respect it and treasure it because you motivate us, especially, civil society organizations innovate and push us hard to work,” said Madam Parker. Elated by the honors, the NPA Managing Director promised to display an even better performance in 2015. The NPA Managers Association and the Port Truckers also lavished praises at Madam Parker for exhibiting good leadership at NPA.     The National Port Authority (NPA) also announced a 13 percent increase in vessel traffic to Liberia. According to NPA Management, container traffic and deadweight tons have also grown thus resulting to growth in revenue turnover over the past few months. The National Port Authority was established by an Act of the National Legislature in 1967 and amended in 1970 as a state-owned corporation to manage, plan, and build all public ports in Liberia. The NPA system has four ports: Freeport of Monrovia, Port of Buchanan, Port of Greenville, and Port of Harper. The Freeport of Monrovia is the largest and the main Port within the Authority’s network.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Seafood operators schooled on best practices

first_imgAs Guyana seeks to expand its export markets for seafood products, local seafood operators underwent a one day training on how to improve the quality of their products as well as operations.A section of the participants at Thursday’s workshop on best practices in the fishery industryThe workshop held at the Regency Hotel on Thursday saw operators in the sector being brought up-to-date on fishery products regulations, good management practices, standard operating procedures, best practices, and the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system.Speaking at the workshop, Public Health Minister Dr George Norton pointed out that over the years Guyana has maintained “reasonably good” and “acceptable” standards of its seafood products for both local and international markets.He pointed out that with a growing fishery industry the sector has managed to contribute some US$50 million to the country’s export. He noted that while Guyana has already penetrated major markets in the Caribbean and the United State, it should aim to expand its seafood exports to untapped territories within the European Union.“We are aiming to get into the countries of the European Union and this tells us how important this symposium is… We in this country must feel confident to be able to export our products all over the world,” he urged.However, he outlined that the industry will have to implement the HACCP system, which can only happen when operators adhere to good manufacturing practices. In this regard, Dr Norton urged the participants to grasp the information made available during the training and apply it in their respective operations.On the other hand, Junior Health Minister Dr Karen Cummings underscored that in its drive to attain markets in EU nations, the workshop will assist local seafood operators in the with the necessary skills and approaches needed to expand markets, which will also in the future increase the country’s returns in exports.Meanwhile, Director of Veterinary Public Health Unit, Dr Joshua Da Silva, highlighted the importance of complying with international regulations and best practices, noting that otherwise there could be economic setbacks should Guyana be barred from exporting to key markets: “We must always think about food hygiene, food safety and sanitation from a global standpoint because it helps significantly not only in trade but also with regards to our own health.”Chief Medical Officer Dr Shamdeo Persaud urged participants to use the information provided during the training to adopt best practices in order to make Guyana’s seafood products of exemplary quality not only on the local market but internationally as well.He explained that with a growing market trend of aquaculture, the need to adopt international best practices is important.During the workshop, presentations were made on best practices in the areas of manufacturing, storage, maintenance, hygiene, waste disposal and use of food additives.last_img read more

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Thai cave boys, coach invited to Spain to see football ‘heroes’

first_img“We’d like to host them and share with them the joy football can give, and I hope this gesture can help after the events of the last few weeks.”La Liga said it wanted the 12 boys and their football coach, who form the Wild Boars soccer squad, to “watch many of their football heroes in action in person.”The boys were trapped for more than two weeks after setting off to explore a cave complex in northern Thailand and getting caught by rising floodwaters.One of the boys was wearing a Real Madrid t-shirt.La Liga said it had messaged all its clubs to invite them to participate.Football’s world governing body FIFA had invited the Wild Boars to Sunday’s World Cup final in Moscow, but they remain too weak to come and must stay in hospital to make sure they have no infections.Two of them are being treated for symptoms of pneumonia.The last of the group was finally extracted on Tuesday after a painstaking and dangerous international rescue mission led by Thai Navy SEALs.The boys received scores of support from people as varied as US President Donald Trump, football star Lionel Messi or US technology entrepreneur Elon Musk.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thai students smile as they hold pictures of 12 boys and their fooball coach at a school in front of hospital where the boys rescued after being trapped in a nearby cave for 18 harrowing days have been brought for observation in Chiang Rai. © AFP / TANG CHHIN SothyMADRID, Spain, Jul 11 – Spain’s La Liga football league has invited the schoolboy team rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand to come watch a game once they have recovered from their ordeal to meet their “heroes.”“When the time is right, and everyone involved is ready I’d personally like to invite the children and the coach to attend a La Liga match” in Spain, president Javier Tebas said in a statement Wednesday.last_img read more

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Exhibit to feature returned masterpieces

first_imgROME – Dozens of treasures from the Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilizations will go on display Friday in an exhibition featuring many of the ancient masterpieces recovered in Italy’s campaign against illegal trafficking in antiquities. The exhibit at the Quirinal presidential palace hosts 68 masterpieces of pottery, sculpture and painting handed over by international museums and collections as Rome increased pressure to return artifacts that authorities here maintain were dug up illegally or stolen and smuggled out of Italy. “Now their odyssey is over, they are going home,” Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli said at a presentation to the media Monday. More than half of the pieces to be displayed come from a deal signed in September with California’s J. Paul Getty Museum after more than a year of negotiations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champMost of the other treasures were also returned by U.S. museums, including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Princeton University Art Museum. Featuring huge vases – or “kraters” – used to mix wine and water, and statues of gods and mythological figures, the treasure from Italy’s crackdown is worthy of the spoils of an ancient warrior. Among the artifacts returned by the Getty is a 4th century B.C. marble statue of a helpless deer being attacked by winged griffins. The statue still bears traces of blue and red paint. There’s also a bronze mirror cast 2,200 years ago by the Etruscan civilization in central Italy, featuring Penelope and Ulysses sharing their long-awaited reunion. Much of the pottery displayed bears the red figures typical of the vases produced in the Greek colonies of southern Italy, as in the 4th century B.C. krater looted near Naples showing Europa carried away by Zeus masquerading as a bull. Other artifacts include an Etruscan perfume vase in the form of a duck, frescoes from Pompeii, and a 3rd century statue, returned by Boston, of Vibia Sabina, the wife of the Emperor Hadrian. Also displayed is a 6th century B.C. marble statue of a young woman, returned by the Getty to Greece and on loan for the Rome event. Still missing from the exhibit is the prized Euphronius Krater, a 2,500-year-old vase by the Greek artist that will be added to the show when the Met hands it over in January, organizers said. Rutelli noted that under the deals with the museums, Italy will give long-term loans of equally significant treasures. Authorities have generally recognized that museum officials bought looted artifacts in good faith from dealers who sold them after they were spirited out of the country. But in a case that put pressure on the art market, Italy has put on trial former Getty curator Marion True and art dealer Robert Hecht, accusing them of knowingly acquiring dozens of allegedly looted ancient artifacts. The two deny wrongdoing. Italian officials have said they negotiating for other pieces at museums and collections in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Quirinal exhibit runs through March 2 and admission is free except on Sunday, when it costs $7.20. Rutelli said officials were still studying where all the pieces will ultimately be displayed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Science facility breaks ground

first_imgLA MIRADA – It will be at least another year before it’s built, but La Mirada High students say they’re already looking forward to a new science building being planned on the south end of campus. On Wednesday, the school officially broke ground on the $8 million facility, which will feature six state-of-the-art science labs, 10 classrooms and several meeting spaces on two floors. “The science labs right now aren’t all that bad, but this sure is going to make science more interesting,” said junior Stephanie Felix, 16, as she peered at a rendering of the new facility after Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony. “At the very least it’ll be more comfortable, because right now the stools are too small and the chairs are high,” Felix said. As modernization at the school progresses, students will be moved into those facilities in order to free up space for the new science building, Vasquez said. Architect Brian Dougherty said the new building will introduce “scale and form” to the campus, incorporating as many energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive features as possible. “Please excuse the dust and the disruption for one more year,” Dougherty told students, staff and administrators. “It will be worth it.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The 24,000-square-foot building will be paid for with funds from the $165 million Measure S bond, which voters approved in November 2002. But the planning for the science building began before the bond was even passed, officials said, as were many of the bond-funded construction projects. “Every time we expand our facilities, we have the opportunity to expand the potential of our students and help them achieve higher academic results,” Pauline Deal, president of the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District board of trustees, said at the ceremony. “But we couldn’t have done this without the bond, and the students will benefit from what the community has chosen to invest in,” she added. Isela Vasquez, the district’s facilities planning director, said most of the portable classrooms that are on the site of the new building will be moved to other schools and one will be demolished. last_img read more

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DONEGAL LADIES COME UP SHORT IN BATTLE WITH LAOIS

first_imgDONEGAL’S Senior Ladies put in a battling performance away against Laois in their opening game of the season, but were overpowered by their hosts in the end.Laois had raced into a five points to one lead early in the first half, aided by a strong wind in Crettyard.Although Donegal pulled a goal back, Laois led 1-08 to 1-02 at the break. The hosts increased their lead in the second half, with two more Donegal goals keeping them in touch.But Laois piled on more points to win 2-18 to 3-05. DONEGAL LADIES COME UP SHORT IN BATTLE WITH LAOIS was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 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:donegal ladiesLaoislast_img read more

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