Sam Houston State Claims Southland Strong Community Service Award

first_imgThe Southland Strong Community Service Award is given to the member institution who is most active in the community through student-athletes’ individual service hours, institution’s organized community service events and participation in Southland league-wide activities, including a campus Initiative selected by each institution, Delete Blood Cancer, and the Southland Gives Back community service project during winter break. Sam Houston student-athletes combined for 4,858 community service hours over the past fall and spring seasons — the most community service hours in the Southland among 13 member institutions. Their community service efforts included: Elementary school visits; trash clean up; church programs; Houston Food Bank; Be the Match bone marrow drive, YMCA visits and other civic endeavors benefitting Huntsville and the Greater Houston area. Overall, Southland student-athletes contributed more than 30,000 service hours in just the fourth year of the Southland Strong Community Service program — an initiative to encourage and reward memberinstitutions participating in community service. The Bearkats’ Associate Athletic Director for Student Services Chris Thompson will accept the recognition Tuesday (May 22) at the annual Southland Honors Dinner and Ceremony at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State is the Southland Strong Community Service Award winner for the 2017-18 academic year. Commissioner Tom Burnett made the announcement Thursday. “The student-athletes at Sam Houston State University take pride in serving the community they join when they arrive on campus,” said Thompson. “It is a part of their path that automatically goes hand-in- hand with their degree, their sport, the athletic department and the university. Community service for all the student-athletes in the Southland Conference is special because both groups benefit — the ones who give for others also receive a gift because it is the right thing to do.” Southland schools initiated a variety of programs to aid Texas and Louisiana following last fall’s Hurricane Harvey, which adversely impacted 10 of the 13 Southland universities, and altered playing schedules for almost all of the league’s fall sports teams. The relief efforts, several of which were led by student-athletes, came on the heels of a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross. The storm had the greatest impact on the greater Houston area, which serves as a geographic center of the Southland Conference and is home to a large base of students and alumni from the league’s 13 institutions.last_img read more

Remember to slow down in school zones starting next week: Police

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With school back in session next week, police want to remind people to slow down from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays in school zones.Police will have on duty officers making a point by being out specifically before and after school near school zones, according to Sgt. Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP.Perret is reminding drivers to be extra vigilant with kids darting into streets with all the excitement of going back to school.- Advertisement -Perret hopes that everyone that sees the police presence will remember to slow down to 30 km in school zones.He says police understand that it has been months since people have had to obey school zones, but they want to re-educate everyone at this time of year.last_img

Man Utd-Liverpool still the biggest Premier League draw

first_imgFor all the rancour between fans of the country’s two most successful clubs, located just 30 miles (48 kilometres) apart, they share much in common — a history of enviable success but also of deep tragedy.Last month United marked the 60th anniversary of the Munich air crash that killed 23 people, including eight players, on their way home from a European Cup quarter-final in Belgrade.In 1989, 96 Liverpool fans were killed in a crush at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough ground as they attended an FA Cup semi-final.Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho (left) is preparing to go head-to-head with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF, Ben STANSALL“They have a global profile cities of a similar size don’t have and United and Liverpool have given them that profile,” Andy Mitten, editor of the United We Stand fanzine, and Manchester native, told AFP.“These are two huge clubs with similar histories of triumph and tragedy that hail from cities that punch well above their weight demographically.”The two sides first met as far back as 1894 — in the same year as the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal, which sparked tension between the rival cities by undermining Liverpool’s position as a commercial port.However, most of their success has been condensed into two prolonged spells of domination. Rarely have both clubs been on an upward curve at the same time.Liverpool left their rivals in the shade during a prolonged period of dominance from 1973 until 1990, winning 11 league titles and four European Cups.Alex Ferguson, who arrived at Old Trafford in 1986, famously described “knocking Liverpool off their perch” as his biggest challenge as United manager and he duly delivered, ending the Red Devils’ 25-year wait to win the league, scooping up 13 titles and two Champions League crowns.– City still trailing –Neither side have won the Premier League since Ferguson retired in 2013, though, and when they meet on Saturday it will be second place rather than the title on the line, with runaway leaders Manchester City the new top dogs in the northwest.Jose Mourinho’s United are on 62 points, just two ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. City are over the horizon with 78.Alex Ferguson won 13 Premier League titles at Manchester United © AFP/File / PAUL ELLISYet that has not diluted the feeling on both sides of the divide that a clash between United and Liverpool remains the highlight on the English football calendar.“Over the history of English football it is certainly the biggest,” former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman told AFP.The year after Ferguson’s departure, United fans had an uncomfortable choice to make as City pipped Liverpool to the title, extending the Anfield club’s now 28-year drought without winning the league.“It was interesting in 2014 when both were going for the title how many United fans didn’t want Liverpool to win it because they haven’t won it for 28 years and they had 18 titles to City’s three,” said Mitten.“City are a better team than Liverpool but they’ve just overtaken Huddersfield Town with four titles.”However, the price of success has been a gradual chipping away at their local identity.Both clubs are now American-owned, coached by a German and a Portuguese, while their top scorers, Mohamed Salah for Liverpool and Romelu Lukaku for Manchester United, hail from Egypt and Belgium.When the sides line up on Saturday, it is possible not a single Mancunian or Scouser will feature among the 22 players that start.“Local players add something intangible, a sort of mentality that is hard to find or instil in players that hail from elsewhere,” said Zarif Rasul, author of “Liverpool FC: The Greatest Goals”.“It has felt as though the team have lacked something since Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher hung up their boots.”But that loss of identity does not dim the delight in getting one over on your biggest rivals.“Irrespective of the teams’ positions in the table, everything is always better after beating United,” added Rasul.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool and Manchester United have won a combined 38 English league titles © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 9 – The bitter rivalry between Manchester United and Liverpool is now played out on a global stage but the origins of the divide are deeply rooted in the battle for supremacy in England’s northwest.United and Liverpool, who both play in red, have a combined tally of 38 English league titles and eight European Cups and both enjoy a vast following throughout Britain and around the world.last_img read more

Waybright helps South take control

first_imgGIRLS VOLLEYBALL: West dominates first game, but Spartans come back strong. By Dave Thorpe STAFF WRITER In an early-season girls volleyball match between two Torrance teams optimistic about their prospects for a big season, South showed it is closer to where it wants to be than West. South carried the momentum into the third game, and built a 15-6 lead after a Waybright kill. The Warriors (6-4) pulled to within 16-13 on an ace by sophomore Lauren Edwards and tied the score, 17-17, after a couple of South errors. Kills by senior outside hitter Shannon Roberts (13 kills) and Waybright and a block by junior Janelle Miller put the Spartans back in the driver’s seat with a 24-21 lead, then Waybright put the game away with a kill. South’s hitters were effective all game, and West offered little resistance at the net. “Defensively we controlled the match more and our outside hitters took over,” said South coach Robert Kutsch, whose team rolled in Game 4. “Waybright was unstoppable.” West jumped all over South early, taking leads of 18-8 and 20-10 in the first game. A kill by junior outside hitter Lindsay Walsh gave the Warriors a 24-12 lead, then another Walsh kill won the game. Day had three of her team-high 11 kills in the first game and setter Megan Cunningham dished out five assists in the Game 1 win. “We were just focused in the first game and we played without thinking,” West coach Kristy Sain said. “We wanted to win and we did what we were supposed to do. We took South out of it. We didn’t give them a chance.” “It’s hard to say why a team comes out flat like that, but we couldn’t have come out any flatter,” Kutsch said. “I think we played a little tense and West was fired up for its first home game.” South started playing with a sense of urgency in the second game and changed the momentum. West didn’t have an answer for the turnaround. “The Game 1 win made us complacent,” Sain said. “We lost the momentum and we couldn’t recover.” For South, it was a good start to a season with high expectations. “Basically we want to win our league and go all the way through CIF (Southern Section playoffs),” Waybright said. dave.thorpe@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Despite the fact that West came out strong and dominated the first game, South soon stole the momentum and never relinquished it during a 13-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 nonleague win Wednesday at West High. Hattie Waybright had a match-high 23 kills, including most of the key kills during South’s surge, which started in the second game. After a pair of kills by West outside hitter Laura Day tied the Game 2 score at 7-7, Waybright delivered a kill to give South (7-3) the lead. She added kills to give South leads of 14-12 and 15-13, and a jump-serve ace to give the Spartans a 20-15 advantage. Junior Alese Madenwald got into the action with a cross-court kill that helped ice the second game for South. Waybright felt her team needed to pick up its intensity level in the second game, so she led the charge. “When the team is down, someone needs to step up,” Waybright said. “That gets everyone going.” last_img read more

Newcastle boss Carver defends ‘tongue in cheek’ Premier League’s best coach claims

first_img1 Newcastle boss John Carver Newcastle boss John Carver was left to reflect on the ‘toughest week of [his] life’ but was ultimately pleased after his side halted a run of eight straight defeats to boost their Premier League survival chances.The Magpies finally mustered some fighting spirit as they came from behind against West Brom to seal a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park; Ayoze Perez netting his seventh goal of the season to cancel out Victor Anichebe’s 32nd-minute opener.It was a result which leaves the Toon in 17th place on 36 points, two clear of the drop zone with two games remaining, with a trip to relegation rivals Queens Park Rangers next on the agenda.It came as a relief to Carver, whose claim earlier in the week that he was the ‘best coach in the Premier League’ had invited ridicule, although he insisted after the game that his ‘tongue in cheek’ comments had been misinterpreted.He said: “It’s just like another week in my world, isn’t it? It’s been a tough week, the toughest week of my life, and there’s been an awful lot said.“Some of the things I have said were maybe taken in the wrong context, and I would like to just say, every time I go and play golf and I’m on the first tee, I think I’m the best golfer in the world; when I played cricket as a youngster, I thought I was the best all-round cricketer in the world, so read into that whatever you want.“That’s just how I am. The comments I made earlier in the week were all tongue in cheek, I’ve got to say something positive to keep everybody going.“A point might be huge, but the more important thing for me is the performance. The performance today showed me, showed everyone, that they do care and they do want this club to stay in the Premier League and they’re ready for a fight.“I didn’t see that last week and I was worried. Sometimes you have to say things and do things to stir the hornets’ nest, and from what I’ve seen today, that’s just what has happened.“I’m not getting carried away with it, there’s still have a huge job to do and it’s important we get across the line.“It’s still in our hands, and hopefully it’s not too late.”last_img read more

Police arrest motorist suspected in neighbor’s death

first_img 160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.After striking his neighbor, Lopez ran away instead of offering aid, Faden said. Lopez was on the loose, but his car was in custody. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. VAN NUYS – Police today arrested a motorist suspected of killing his neighbor by pinning him against a wall, then running from the scene, police Officer Sara Faden said. Juan Antonio Lopez, 23, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run and manslaughter after fleeing the carnage at 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 7000 block of Lennox Avenue, police said. Lopez was attempting to park his 1987 Toyota Supra at his apartment complex when he struck his neighbor, Ever Robinson Chavez, 23, who had been standing with friends when he was pinned against a retaining wall. Chavez was pronounced dead at the scene. last_img read more


first_imgJordan McPhilemyDid you know that you can eat your way to healthy hair?With all the New Year resolutions in full swing, we have all made promises to eat healthier, get more exercise and spend some more quality time with our loved ones, but did you know that what you eat can play a big role to how your hair looks and feels?After sharing all our New Year resolutions with each other, Patrick asked Jordan McPhilemy, one of our Style Directors to share her knowledge of how what we eat can make a difference to how our hair looks. Just like our skin our hair is an outward sign of how healthy we are on the inside and needs the right vitamins and minerals to stay healthy and shiny! Jordan has listed a few common hair problems that can be helped by eating the correct foods.Dry ScalpA dry flaky scalp often means that your body is lacking in essential fatty acids which are needed for locking moisture into your skin and hair cells to keep them supple. The best sources of these fatty acids are oily fish, nuts and avocado.If your scalp is red and itchy this can indicate that there is too much salt and sugar in your diet which can lead to dandruff problems.Dull Limp Hair There is no one specific cause to dull lifeless hair but it is important to have a full balanced diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables to keep us all looking and feeling our best. A good guideline is to aim for 5 portions a day.Dry HairDry hair can be caused by using the wrong home hair care products for your hair type but also by a lack of Iron and Zinc in your diet. Add some Beef, Lamb, Spinach and seeds to your diet for a good source of essential nutrients.Hair LossThere are of course many factors contributing to hair loss but one that can be easily rectified is eating enough protein such as eggs, meat and fish. A lack of protein in the diet can lead to Iron deficiency which can lead to hair loss.If you have started eating to feed your hair and are waiting on long, beautiful, lustre locks – don’t be disappointed if it seems to be taking a long time to have any effect – it needs to work all its magic on the inside before it shows on the outside! Healthy Happy Hair For 2016!! EATING YOUR WAY TO HEALTHIER HAIR – by PATRICK GILDEA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE was last modified: January 14th, 2016 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:hairdressingPatrick Gildealast_img read more


first_imgWell known community activist Martin McDermott has announced his intention to run in next year’s local elections for Fianna Fáil in Inisowen. This will come as no surprise in political circles as Martin comes from a strong Fianna Fáil lineage and has been a member of the party for the past 15 years.Nominated in July by Culdaff, Malin, Malin Head and Glengad Cumann, Martin believes that a combination of his grounding and experience as a community activist, his commonsense approach and hard work ethic will serve him well in representing the people of Inishowen. The son of Mary and John McDermott, he has played a significant role in local community activities over the years and has led successful fundraising initiatives for national and local projects including the RNLI and Glengad football club.Most recently, Martin played a leading role in a campaign to save the Malin Head Coastguard Station and to preserve teacher ratios in local DEIS schools.His steadfast commitment to local community work and volunteering includes a passion for Glengad Football Club, Community Centre and Youth Club and he organises the annual Glengad Community Clean Up.Martin is the youngest of a family of 10 and has been married to Sheila for the past 12 years. They have 2 daughters Alishia who is 7 and Sophie who is 5. Although Martin has worked in Ashley Martin for the past 19 years, he also manages to play a key role on a number of voluntary management committees of local and countywide organisations such as Inishowen Development Partnership, Action Inishowen, Inishowen Tourism and Donegal County Childcare. He believes that his participation in a variety of activities across the Peninsula give him a solid grounding in the real issues impacting on people at present.Martin says “I am delighted and humbled to be put forward as candidate for my local party convention. I would like to thank all those who have placed their trust in me and encouraged me to run.“It has been both a privilege and very rewarding to be involved in a variety of local activities over the years and I would relish the challenge to bring this to a different level now by representing all members of my community on matters that are important to everyday life in Inishowen”. WELL-KNOWN INISHOWEN MAN TO RUN IN ELECTIONS was last modified: October 26th, 2013 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:electionInishowenMartin McDermottlast_img read more

California holds on, 14-7

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO — It wasn’t the prettiest of victories, but California High School will take it. Mitch Le Vier and Josh Gutierrez scored second-quarter touchdowns for the Condors, who held on for a 14-7 nonleague road victory over Schurr High. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 ”We struggled moving the ball a little bit,” California coach Dusan Ancich said. ”Defensively, we did a great job on first and second down. The win at the end was a sign of character. It was ugly, but it’s a win. It was a fun game to be a part of.” center_img The Condors (2-2) needed to hold off a late Schurr rally. With 3:28 remaining in the fourth quarter, Steven Cano put the Spartans on the board with a 5-yard touchdown run. After forcing a California three-and-out, the Spartans (0-4) took possession at their own 44 with 1:45 left in the game. Schurr quarterback Joseph Orduno put the Spartans within striking distance by completing a pair of 14-yard passes to Martel Cabadas and Julian De La Hay. The successful fourth-down pass to De La Hay put the Spartans on the Condors’ 27. The Condors secured the win with their defense. On third and nine, California linebacker James McCrory blitzed and stripped the ball from Orduno. Mike Pena recovered the fumble for the Condors. last_img read more

Raiders up and running

first_img Enter LaMont Jordan. The Raiders’ other big acquisition on offense ran for a career-high 126 yards and a score, Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals and Oakland’s defense mounted a late goal-line stand in a 19-13 win Sunday. Jason Witten was open in the end zone on the last play, but Bledsoe said he had chosen to go toward Glenn’s side and didn’t see Witten. “It’s a three-step drop. He just has to make a decision to go the other way with the ball,” Witten said. “I’m not doubting his decision. He’s got Keyshawn and Terry over there. He’s got to make a quick decision and go with it. I was open. That’s for sure.” Jordan then ran twice for a first down and Oakland (1-3) ran out the clock, heading into the bye week with a much-needed win. Kerry Collins threw to Moss only three times in the opening half, connecting on the long pass on the first drive to set up Janikowski’s 30-yard field goal and throwing his direction on back-to-back plays to open the second quarter. Moss, who had 10 touchdowns in his first five games against Dallas, finished with four receptions for 123 yards and remained unbeaten in six games against the Cowboys. Collins finished 13 for 23 for 218 yards, extending his streak without an interception to a career-high 149 passes, dating to last season. “I definitely didn’t play my best game today but I didn’t turn it over and I made some smart decisions at times that ultimately helped us win the ballgame,” Collins said. “The other guys picked me up today. LaMont and the other guys up front did an excellent job.” Oakland’s defense played a big role too, holding Jones to 76 yards on 22 carries and limiting Dallas to 146 yards through three quarters. “I know they think Julius Jones is the next Emmitt Smith,” Oakland safety Stuart Schweigert said. “I played against the guy in college and he’s a good running back but he’s not a great running back. We knew we were going to shut down the running. That allowed us to get some sacks and pressure on Bledsoe.” 160Want 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I will forever look at it as teams saying we can’t run the ball,” said Jordan, who bounced back from a 19-yard performance last week against Philadelphia. “I encourage defenses to play that way. If you play two-deep defense against us with the way we’re capable of running the ball … we are going to run the ball down your throat. I think today was a true test of that.” A week after gaining just 21 yards as a team, Jordan and the offensive line took it upon themselves to fix the running game. They succeeded from the start, as Jordan frequently got tough yards up the middle. “We were determined to get running yards, especially after being shut down last week,” offensive lineman Barry Sims said. “We really wanted to get LaMont going. And you can’t go when there’s no where to go, so we really wanted to get some lanes opened up for him.” The Cowboys kept it interesting until the final 2 minutes. Trailing 19-13 after Janikowski’s 43-yard field goal with 4:29 left, Dallas (2-2) drove inside the 5 with help from a 57-yard pass from Drew Bledsoe to Terry Glenn. But Tommy Kelly dropped Julius Jones for a 2-yard loss on second down from the 3, and Bledsoe followed with incompletions to Keyshawn Johnson and Glenn to turn it over with 1:45 to go. center_img OAKLAND – Randy Moss burned Dallas early, catching a 79-yard pass on Oakland’s second play. After that, his biggest contribution to the Raiders’ first win came in the running game. But the talented receiver didn’t run a long reverse or throw a big downfield block. Instead, his presence kept the Cowboys’ safeties away from the line. last_img read more