No. 4 Privateers Ride Late Run To Ground No. 5 Cardinals

first_img“It didn’t amount to a win,” said Garth, “but I fought hard for my team.” With a season at stake, Robinson rose up to deliver a go-ahead three-pointer with 23 seconds left to give the Privateers a thrilling 76-72 win over Lamar, the sixth-straight time the No. 5 Cardinals lost to UNO, who now advance to play top-seeded Sam Houston State at 5 p.m. CT on Friday.MBB: Robinson buried this triple with 21.7 seconds remaining to give @PrivateersMBB the lead for good. @UofNO earned 76-72 victory over Lamar. #504OurCity#SouthlandStrong #ChampWeek pic.twitter.com/w7bMeIJGA9— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 15, 2019 Both defenses clamped down in the second half as each team shot under 40 percent from the field. However, it was the Cardinals who were able to find the basket with enough consistency to pare down a 51-42 deficit that eventually put them back into the contest. UNO went through a stretch of 1-for-12 shooting and relied heavily on the scoring of Plaisance, who had 16 points and seven rebounds. The Privateers survived a huge performance from Lamar guard Nick Garth, who bounced back from a sluggish effort in Wednesday’s win over Houston Baptist to score 28 points, including four threes. The First-Team All-Southland guard helped keep the Cardinals in the contest and gave them their first lead of the second half on a trey with 9:22 left that made the score 63-62. “I think the guys are pretty clear on what the expectations are for us,” said Slessinger. “(Thursday) was a testament to what our team is,” said New Orleans coach Mark Slessinger. “They’re blue collar and they play for each other. I may be the luckiest guy on the earth to be able to coach them.”MBB: NEW ORLEANS SPEED! @privateersmbb SPRINT to the big backstage bracket. @UofNO gets top seed SHSU Friday night.#504OurCity#SouthlandStrong ?? #ChampWeek pic.twitter.com/OT7irXHkRn— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 15, 2019 Down 42-28 with 3:18 before intermission, the Cardinals stormed back to make it a contest. Buoyed by their fan base, Lamar got five points each from Garth and Davion Buster as part of a 12-0 run that Buster capped with a trey with 23 seconds left to allow the Cards to draw within 42-40. “We called the play initially to get it inside to our big, Scott (Plaisance),” said Robinson, who finished with 17 points and four assists. “Once that broke down, it came back to me. I looked at the shot clock and figured I’d just take it in my hands.” The victory came after the Privateers had to withstand a pair of runs from the Cardinals (20-13) when it appeared New Orleans was ready to break the game wide open. Robinson’s basket helped UNO’s offense redeem themselves during a second half in which they shot only 38 percent from the field and were held scoreless for a stretch of just over four minutes. The Privateers weren’t quite able to breathe a sigh of relief. Down 74-72, Lamar guard Davion Buster’s long-range bid to give the Cardinals a 10th-straight victory glanced off the rim and into the hands of Damion Rosser, who proceeded to hit two clutch free throws to preserve the win for New Orleans (18-12). Box Score | Photo GalleryKATY, Texas – Just when it appeared Lamar had erased their struggles against New Orleans, along came Bryson Robinson to deliver a heartbreaking blow to the Cardinals. New Orleans lost to Sam Houston State 71-60 on February 27, but the Privateers are enthused about getting a second chance at the regular season champs. Plaisance was also able to play Lamar’s Josh Nzeakor to a draw. Nzaeakor, the Cardinals’ second-team all-conference post, recorded his ninth double-double of the season, but had just 12 points after scoring 25 against HBU 24 hours earlier. He did grab 11 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end.last_img read more


American Airlines will boost Guyana’s tourism – GCAA Director

first_img…as inaugural flight lands at CJIAAmerican Airlines commenced operations in Guyana with its first flight on Friday morning, and it has sparked sentiments that air transport will improve in the region.With strengthening the country’s connectivity to several destinations, an inauguration ceremony was held at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in the company of Acting Prime Minister Carl Greenidge; American Airlines Managing Director of Regulatory and International Affairs, Robert Wirick; Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Egbert Field; Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson and United States Ambassador toAmerican Airlines aircraft at the CJIA on Friday during its inaugural flight to GuyanaGuyana, Perry Holloway.During his remarks, the Director General of the GCAA noted that the carrier would advance Guyana’s tourism industry and increase the flight count to North America. For him, bridging those gaps is essential for the country and its economy.“We welcome them, because the kind of connection they bring to Guyana would surely enhance not only tourism but also trade in Guyana…The connectivity is needed in Guyana. We certainly know that the ridership will increase, and the uplift out of Guyana will certainly welcome the increased flights out of North America,” Field said.Meanwhile, Acting Prime Minister Carl Greenidge noted that development of the country’s air services is looming. He is of the belief that the quality of services will improve as trade progresses.“This occasion itself symbolises the importance attached by both Guyana and the United States of America to the integration of our peoples and economies through the improvement of air transport linkages. We view the presence of one of the largest US airline companies as a very positive step towards the development of air services in Guyana, services that are currently lacking and services which areJunior Public Infrastructure Minister, Annette Ferguson, at the ribbon cutting ceremony in the presence of Acting Prime Minister Carl Greenidge, US Ambassador Perry Halloway and other officialsimportantly requisite,” Greenidge ascertained.Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson used her platform to relate that the operation of this carrier is “good news” for the aviation sector. Ferguson is optimistic that there will be a new record for the total international passenger traffic this year.“American Airlines is one of the largest airlines in the world, with well over 1000 aircraft in their fleet, with over 6000 daily flights serving over 350 destinations worldwide in over 55 countries. To have them operating here in Guyana four times per week is good news for the aviation sector, and by extension the economy,” Ferguson said.She continued, “Last year, the total international passenger traffic to Guyana was 664,624: the highest passenger movement in the history of Guyana. I am confident that that number will increase even more in 2018 with the arrival of American Airlines,” she said.On behalf of the company, Managing Director of Regulatory and International Affairs, Robert Wirick, stated it is the airline’s 19th destination in South America.“We have become the only US carrier to offer service to and from the country…We hope to strengthen our presence in the country for many years to come. We’re committed to this market,” Robert Wirick said.United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway, also shared similar sentiments, as he cited improved relations between the two countries.last_img read more


FRIEL SHOULD HAVE WON NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE – CLAIM

first_imgBrian Friel should have won a Nobel prize, according to a top Irish theatre director.The late Brian Friel.Mr Friel have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, according to the director of the Abbey Theatre.Fiach Mac Conghail, the director of National Theatre of Ireland, spoke of the former Donegal-based writer at the unveiling of the Abbey’s 2016 programme yesterday. “Brian — I’ve called him this before — he’s one of those nation builders, those towering giants of Irish literature, one of the best dramatists in the world, at least five of his plays that will remain classics,” Mr Mac Conghail said.“From my point of view, it’s a personal loss, he was a great friend of mine but he should have got the Nobel Prize a long time ago.”Mr Friel, who died on October 2, and who is buried in Glenties, won numerous international awards for his work, including a Tony award in 1992 for Dancing at Lughnasa.FRIEL SHOULD HAVE WON NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE – CLAIM was last modified: October 30th, 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:Brian FrieldonegalNobel Prizelast_img read more


GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE SENIORS BEATEN IN FIRST OUTING OF SEASON

first_imgDUNGLOE GAA NOTESB’ iad 2, 14, 19 agus 23 a huimhireacha lotto a tarraingíodh ag deireadh na seachtaine agus níor baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €1,400 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Sarah Rodgers, St. Peter’s Terrace, Noel Maguire, Caravan Road, Celeb Cannon, Glenties, Peadar Doherty, Carnmore Road agus Mary mc Devitt (Walsh), Little Bridge.Bhain Kitty Ward, Diamond, €150 agus bhain Josephine Gallagher, Carnmore Road, Mary Gallagher, Ardara, agus Annie Ward, Kincasslagh €100 ag an bingo. Dungloe got their senior season started on Sunday in Gweedore against Termon in the Senior Gaeltacht Championship. The game was played in very tough conditions; Termon got off to a good start, aided by a strong wind, and had two goals on board in the first half. Dungloe with an under strength side got back into the game in the closing stages of the first half and a goal was all the difference at half time. Conditions worsened in the second half and Termon hit a third goal. Dungloe replied with a goal of their own shortly after but were unable to draw level. The final score being 3-9 to 2-11. Termon progress to the next round. Dungloe regroup and will now prepare for their opening All County League game in three weeks time.The draw was made for the Senior Football Championship. Dungloe was drawn in group 2 along with Ardara, Naomh Conaill and St. Eunans.The second and final registration night will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday the 14th of March from 7.30 to 9.30. Registration forms are available at the ionad.A Poker Classic (5 card draw, jacks to open) will take place in aid of the Dungloe G.A.A. club on Saturday the 7th of March in the Midway Bar, starting at 7.30pm sharp. €25 buy-in and €5 rebuy. Refreshments will be served. Contact Harry on 0872649164. A G.A.A coaching seminar will take place in the Rosses Community School on Friday the 6th of March from 7 to 9.30 pm. The seminar is called “Minor to Senior: Guide to a Successful Transition”. Dr. Eugene Young, Ulster Council Director of Coaching and Games Development, and Christy Toye, Donegal Senior Player, will be speaking on the night. Entry is free.The Under 10 hurlers played Gweedore, Setanta and Letterkenny Gaels at the weekend. The players played extremely well and their coach was pleased with the way the team is progressing.In regards to U-6/8 football training, the club have a number of coaches completing their level 1 badges and that requires that they attend two weekend sessions at the end of February. When this has been completed we will return to action and get the training started for all our young boys and girls at the beginning of March! GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE SENIORS BEATEN IN FIRST OUTING OF SEASON was last modified: March 2nd, 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:dungloelast_img read more


Arsenal and Liverpool target open to move away from Barcelona

first_img Marc-Andre ter Stegen wishes Marco Reus joined Barcelona 1 Jasper Cillessen has opened the door to a potential move to Arsenal or Liverpool if he leaves Barcelona in the summer.The goalkeeper, 29, played second-fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen for most of last season, making nine of his eleven appearances last season in the Copa del Rey which Barca won.A number of Premier League clubs are reportedly interested in the Dutchman including Arsenal and Chelsea, according to reports in Spain.However, Liverpool are also reportedly after Cillessen as Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet have struggled to make the grade for Jurgen Klopp’s side.Cillessen’s club are willing to listen to offers but will not sell him for lower than his £52million release clause.He told Fox Sports Netherlands: “I think that I played well in the matches I had in the Copa del Rey.“I need to wait patiently. The only thing I know is that Barcelona won’t sell me.“Arsenal and Liverpool aren’t bad clubs but if Barcelona say, ‘We love you,’ then I’ll accept their decision and continue there.“I’ll wait until we return on July 16 to see what they’ve decided. I don’t know anything. If the club wants to keep me, I’ll accept that. I signed a five-year deal with them.”last_img read more


Women’s Basketball Picked to Repeat in Missouri Valley Conference

first_imgBachrodt and Hittner are joined on the All-MVC Preseason First Team by Liza Fruendt of Missouri State, Kylie Giebelhausen of Southern Illinois and Ellie Howell of UNI. Fruendt has been tabbed as the MVC Preseason Player of the Year 2017-18 MVC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll Rankings (Points) (First Place Votes) Drake fans will have the opportunity to check out the 2017-18 team when it hosts Grand View on Nov. 1 in an exhibition contest with tipoff scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Knapp Center. The Bulldogs open the regular season in the Preseason WNIT against Milwaukee on Nov. 10 at the Knapp Center. Drake, 356 (31) Missouri State, 323 (7) UNI, 311 (2) Southern Illinois, 256 Indiana State, 231 Bradley, 216 Illinois State, 139 Evansville, 132 Valparaiso, 131 Loyola, 105Print Friendly Versioncenter_img ST. LOUIS – The Drake University women’s basketball team has been picked as the preseason favorite in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll for the second-straight year, the league office announced Tuesday morning prior to the start of the league’s annual basketball media day held at the St. Louis City Center Hotel. Drake claimed the 2016-17 MVC regular season and tournament championships. Junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) were selected to the 2017-18 All-MVC Preseason First Team. The duo and redshirt junior Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) are returning starters for the Bulldogs and three of nine returning letterwinners for head coach Jennie Baranczyk. After one of the most successful seasons in program history, Drake looks to defend its MVC championships and return to the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more


MARIO, AENGUS AND DARRAGH WANT YOU TO ‘BAKE FOR BRAIN INJURY’

first_imgMario Rosenstock, Rebecca Sheri dan age 3, Aengus Mac Grianna and Michael Darragh Mccauley get tucked inMario Rosenstock, Aengus Mac Grianna and Michael Darragh Macauley donned their aprons to brush up on their baking skills ahead of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s annual fundraiser in Donegal ‘Bake for Brain Injury’ which takes place from 10th-16th March.The trio are calling on local people to host a Bake Break at home, in their workplace or in their school during Brain Awareness Week to help raise funds for ABI Ireland’s Residential and Community Neuro-Rehabilitation services in Donegal.ABI Ireland provides community-based neuro-rehabilitation services and advocates for the 13,000 people who acquire a brain injury every year in Ireland. “A brain injury can happen to anyone, anytime and anywhere,” said Barbara O’Connell, CEO of ABI Ireland.“Whether you fall victim to an unprovoked assault or road traffic accident, suffer a blow to the head on the football pitch, or simply trip in your high heels on a night out, a brain injury is devastating and life-changing.“We provide a personalised neuro-rehabilitation service to help those who acquire a brain injury regain their independence and live full lives in the community. Demand for services is constantly on the rise so hosting a ‘Bake Break’ with your friends or colleagues will help us make a big difference to the lives of those affected and their families,” she said. Men are three times more likely to acquire a brain injury, with young men between the ages of 18 and 35 most at risk.Footballer of the Year and ABI Ireland ambassador Michael Darragh Macauley said: “I’ve been supporting ABI Ireland for a number of years now because I’ve seen the good work they do and the difference their services have made, especially to young men my own age.“The reality that it could happen to any of us really hit home with me and I believe the rehabilitation ABI Ireland provides should be available to anyone who may need it. We can make sure this service continues to deliver by getting involved and raising much-needed funds during Bake for Brain Injury.”Register to host a Bake Break at www.bakeforbraininjury.ie or call 01 280 4164. All organisers will be entered into a draw to win a Ballymaloe Cookery Experience for two. Donations to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland can be made online. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BakeBreak.MORE About Acquired Brain Injury IrelandEstablished in 2000, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides community based neuro-rehabilitation services to those who have acquired a brain injury. The organisation helps rebuild lives that have been shattered by the trauma of brain injury, through placing a critical emphasis on client-centeredness, quality, effectiveness and value for money. Rehabilitation and clinical support are key aspects to the service. Approximately 13,000 people suffer from a head injury in Ireland each year and face a dramatically altered life thereafter. People with acquired brain injury (ABI) progress at different rates, and may need to access services at different points in time as their needs change. Within each stage of rehabilitation a range of different service providers is involved, which must be coordinated. Once back in the community the emphasis is on more extended activities of daily living, integration, and return to work or education. Interventions focus on enhanced participation, improved quality of life, psychological adjustment and carer stress. Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is filling a vital service gap, in collaboration with statutory bodies.MARIO, AENGUS AND DARRAGH WANT YOU TO ‘BAKE FOR BRAIN INJURY’ was last modified: February 28th, 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:Acquired Brain Injury IrelandBake for Brain InjuryBrain Injury Awarenessdonegallast_img read more


We may hate them but Ryanair has smashed a record – thanks to us!

first_imgDonegal passengers might moan and complain about Ryanair’s service – or lack of it!But the low-fares airline today announced that it smashed its weekly bookings record, taking over THREE MILLION bookings in one week (for the next 20-week period) for the first time in its history.This new weekly 3m bookings record is a direct result of Ryanair’s low fares and the continuing success of the “Always Getting Better” customer experience programme. Last Wednesday, January 10th, was the busiest day for bookings last week and the most popular destinations for customers included winter holidays to Lanzarote and Tenerife and city breaks to Porto, Milan and Naples.Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs said “We are delighted to announce this new weekly record of over 3 million bookings made on the Ryanair.com website and app last week.The bookings are the equivalent of:5 bookings a second the population of Lithuaniathe population of Madridmore than half of the total passengers Virgin Atlantic carry in an entire yearTo celebrate their record week of bookings, we are releasing seats for sale from just €14.99 for travel between now and April, which are available for booking until midnight Wednesday (17 Jan).“Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.” We may hate them but Ryanair has smashed a record – thanks to us! was last modified: January 15th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bookingscheap flightsdonegalryanairlast_img read more


Ohio Ag Net Podcast Episode 13 | Hot & Cold on the Paris Accord & Helping Young Farmers Succeed

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week on The Ohio Ag Net Podcast, brought to you by AgriGold, Dale Minyo, Matt Reese, Bart Johnson and Ty Higgins discuss the U.S. pulling out of the Paris Accord and how one agribusiness is helping guide new and young farmers in a profitable direction. Matt Reese visits with Robyn S. Wilson, PhD. She is an Associate Professor of Risk Analysis and Decision Science at the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences School of Environment and Natural Resources at Ohio State. They talk about both sides of the spectrum when it comes to climate change and the Paris Accord. Ty talks with Farm Credit’s Gary Matteson about how his organization is helping young farmers get on a path to success during a tough time in the ag economy.last_img read more


Woman who was locked up for 15 years rescued in Goa

first_imgFollowing intervention of a local women’s collective, a 45-year-old woman was rescued late on Tuesday from a locked room of her maternal house in Candolim village in north coastal Goa, after nearly 15 years. Superintendent of Police, Crime, Karthik Kashyap told The Hindu that the woman was rescued with the help of activists from “Bailancho Saad.” “She was in a closed room was for 15 years. We were informed about it by the NGO who got an e-mail from a local citizens’ group from Candolim village, following which a Women’s Police Station team rescued her,” Mr. Kashyap said and added that she was sent to State-owned Goa Medical College hospital for medical check-up and subsequently sent to State-owned Institute of Psychiatry and Human Behaviour (IPHB).The rescued woman has been identified as Sunita Verlekar and was later discharged and went with the NGO. Police sources said that the victim lived in one room of a house, which belonged to her brother. “The brother, who lived in the same house with his family used to feed her, but we found her without clothes in a room, which had no electricity. There was urine all around the place and she was being given food through a slit in the door,” a police constable who was involved in the rescue operation said. The brother, Mohandas Verlekar has been booked under Section 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code. Sabina Martins, convenor of Bailancho Saad told The Hindu that Sunita’s health had deteriorated over time, treating her was priority. “What next, the case should be probed. Right now, she needs hospitalisation. Her health has deteriorated,” Ms. Martins said.last_img read more