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No. 4 SLU Slides Past No. 8 SHSU 7-0, Advances to Winners Bracket

first_imgTournament Central | Box Score The Lions piled on five runs in the fourth inning to propel them to a 7-0 win over No. 8 Sam Houston State on Tuesday in game three of the tournament. SLU will now take on No. 1 Nicholls at 11 a.m. CT on Wednesday while Sam Houston State will await the loser of game six in an elimination contest tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. CT.   SLU’s Rachel Hayes allowed just four hits in a five-inning day, fanning seven and walking just one. Hayes now has a 16-8 record for the season. Southeastern knocked on the door in the first and second inning, stranding a runner at third in each of the innings. After not recording a hit in the third inning, the Lions produced five hits and five runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-0 lead. Right fielder Ali McCoy singled through the left side to bring Peyton Sutton home, the Lions scored on the next two plays off catcher Ella Manzer’s RBI groundout and Madison Watson’s RBI double. SLU tacked on its fifth run with a single to left field from the bat of Maddie Edmonston that scored Jaquelyn Ramon. McCoy doubled down the right field line to score Carlie Whittington and make it 6-0 in the fifth. The Lions added an extra insurance run in the sixth. Southeastern finished the game with 10 hits and three multi-hit players in McCoy, second baseman Mahalia Gibson and designated player Mattie Ort. SB: @SLU_Athletics’ Edmontson gets caught trying to take second, but the Lions are still able to score five runs in the fourth to take the 5-0 lead into the fifth inning. #SouthlandStrongWatch LIVE at and Southland Conference apps. #LionUp #EatEmUpKats— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 8, 2018 LAKE CHARLES, La. – It was all No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana in the start of the double-elimination part of the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La.last_img read more

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African Solidarity

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New Day for Daily Talk

first_imgUS Ambassador Christine Elder and Alfred Sirleaf cut the ribbon to the relaunch Daily Talk news booth. United States Ambassador to Liberia, Christine Elder, on Monday, December 17, 2018, relaunched the much attention-driven “Daily Talk News Board” in Sinkor, Monrovia, to the excitement of onlookers. The Daily Talk has been a land mark fixture for citizens traveling along Tubman Boulevard since it first appeared in 2000.Throughout its history, Daily Talk has evolved along with citizens walking and driving past it daily, surviving a civil war, welcoming new governments with feisty dialogue and opening debate through this interactive chalk board.One evening, about two months ago, the Daily Talk news booth was rammed by an unidentified vehicle and, while no one was injured, this lively local hub of information, debate and discussion, suffered the injury.The media and local citizens condemned this damage as an act of vandalism, and speculations about the perpetrator’s motive(s) circulated, suggesting malicious intent.Alfred J. Sirleaf (no relation to former President Sirleaf), founded his blackboard newspaper in 2000, because of his belief that a well-informed citizenry is key to the rebirth of Liberia after decades of civil unrest.This is not the first time this town crier was put out of action. In 2005 “government soldiers” destroyed the blackboard, and this recent act of vandalism is a stark reminder of darker times for Sirleaf and local fans of the Daily Talk.Sirleaf compiles his stories daily from newspaper reports and messages from “volunteer correspondents.”The Daily Talk is free to read, and is funded by occasional gifts of cash and pre-paid phone cards. It has a suggestion box for readers.Sirleaf believes access to information is the key to peace for Liberia.USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and the US government in Liberia also supports a pluralistic, open and free media as a cornerstone of this developing democracy with a thriving  media sector. To this end, USAID in Liberia has funded Internews Network to implement the Liberia Media Development Program.The re-launch of Daily Talk was possible due to support from the Liberia Media Development (LMD) program. LMD supports a raft of media and civil society activities that contribute to strengthening a professional and vibrant media environment.For example, the Daily Talk news update shares information about a national electoral reform dialogue taking shape as a result of government, civil society, media and citizens feedback on the 2017 elections.This national dialogue is supported by USAID, and would not be relevant to ordinary citizens across the nation if it were not for the diversity of media that exists across the entire nation, from local town criers, such as Sirleaf, to national newspapers, radio, TV, online media and local community radio stations.LMD Chief of Party, Jan McArthur, welcomed Ambassador Elder and Mr. Sirleaf to cut the ribbon launching the ceremony of the renovated Daily Talk booth.McArthur commented, “USAID’s research tells us that Freedom of Speech is a value that all Liberian’s hold dear from every corner of the nation.”The gains the Liberian media and citizens have made over recent decades to protect free expression and freedom of association have been hard-fought, and stand out as unique, compared to many other countries in this region, and even globally. These gains should be treasured and not taken for granted,” McArthur said.He added, “the role of the USAID-LMD program is to support and enable the media to play a responsible and constructive role in providing a public forum for open dialogue between citizens, community leaders, and government.”McArthur continued: “It is our hope that the LMD media law work we are doing with Liberian media leaders, the Press Union of Liberia, the Judiciary, the Law School and Bar Association will contribute to constructive dialogue and peaceful resolution of conflicts that arise within, or in relation to what is reported in the media.”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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Damien falls in shocker

first_imgLA VERNE – When the postseason rolls around, one can expect teams to pull out all the stops. Every team knows if they lose, they go home. On Friday night, both Damien High School and Newport Harbor came out with that fire and intensity, which led to an ending few expected. Junior center Kyle Caldwell hit a turnaround jumper with 1.9 seconds left and forward Justin Dunlap stole the ensuing inbound pass as the visiting Sailors shocked the Spartans 43-41 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division I-A boys basketball playoffs. “We’d watched \ and knew about them and they knew about us, and that’s kinda what happens in the playoffs,” Damien coach Matt Dunn said. “They just made one tough shot. What are you going to do?” Damien’s loss came on the heels of a heartbreaking 62-60 loss to Glendora in the Sierra League finale, and it appeared the Spartans may not have fully recovered. “I thought we played really hard \,” Dunn said. “A game like that, when you lose a close one, they make a tough shot and that’s the way it goes.” The Sailors earned their spot in the first round after a 56-40 victory over Riverside Poly in a wild-card game Wednesday, and they took that momentum into Friday’s game to beat a talented team in Damien (23-6). “I feel very fortunate to have survived,” Newport Harbor coach Larry Hirst said. “Full house, fans yelling back and forth. I mean, it was a lot of fun, obviously it’s fun when you win, but that’s a very, very good team we beat.” center_img In a game that displayed both teams’ defensive talents and got very physical as the game progressed, Caldwell was able to carry the Sailors in the fourth quarter and delivered the winning basket after getting roughed up much of the game. After two free throws by Spartans senior Griffin Ramme tied the game 41-41 with 35 seconds left, the Sailors decided they would play for the last shot. Newport Harbor players scrambled around as the clock ticked under 10 seconds, and Caldwell was forced to throw up a turnaround jumper from just inside the 3-point line over a defender with 1.9 seconds left. As the ball went in, the packed crowd erupted in an even mix of cheers and gasps. With one last chance, Damien inbounded the ball just behind the halfcourt line with 1.6 seconds left, but Dunlap rushed over and poked the ball away to preserve the upset. “We talked about all the different adversities we were going to face coming into a hostile environment, and our kids just responded. They never gave up,” Hirst said. Caldwell, hampered by a foot injury the past eight games, scored 10 of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter and finished with nine rebounds. He was the target of Damien’s defense for most of the game, and Hirst said he thought Caldwell’s frustration may have been the reason for his late surge. “I don’t want to give away any secrets,” Hirst said, “but when you make \ mad, he goes to a whole other level.” Junior forward Austin Napolitano kept the Spartans in front early, hitting three 3-pointers in the first quarter to help Damien to a 14-11 lead going into the second period. But Dunlap carried the Sailors to a 23-21 halftime lead with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the first half. He finished the game with 13 points and 14 rebounds. The Spartans’ defense stepped up its game in the third, holding the Sailors to two points in the quarter and taking a 33-25 lead into the fourth before Caldwell took over for Newport Harbor. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 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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Datebook 5/13

first_imgDATEBOOK TODAY Fiesta de las Madres (Mother’s Day Festival) at Olvera Street, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Call (213) 625-7074. Mother’s Day Tea at the Adamson House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 23200 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Reservations: Call (310) 456-8432. Mother’s Day Luncheon/Train Ride, 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Fillmore & Western Railway Co., 351 Santa Clara St. Adults $45, children 4-12 $24, ages 1-3 $20. Infants free. Call (805) 524-2546. Blues concert, 3-5 p.m., Peter Strauss Ranch. Park entrance at Mulholland Highway and Troutdale Road. Call (805) 370-2301. Mother’s Day Blues & Jazz Extravaganza, 3-8 p.m., Ford Theatre, 2850 Cahuenga Blvd. E., Hollywood. Doors open at 2. Adults $25-$35, children 3-12 $10. Bring picnic baskets. Call (310) 670-6937. Tenth annual High School Choral Benefit Show, 4 p.m., Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tickets $15-$29. Call (805) 449-2787. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail . 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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Manson, 72, denied parole again

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CORCORAN, Calif. – Cult leader Charles Manson was denied parole Wednesday, the 11th time since 1978 that he was ordered to continue serving life sentences for a murderous rampage in Los Angeles County in 1969. Manson, 72, did not attend or send a representative to the proceeding before the Board of Parole Hearings at Corcoran State Prison. He previously told a prison counselor that he refuses to participate. last_img

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Victims identified in two vehicle crash last week

first_imgNewbold was a Fort St. John resident, while Bloy resided in Grande Cache, Alberta. Kenneth and Cheryl Reed were from Balgonie, Saskatchewan.Newbold was the driver of a flatbed truck where Bloy was riding as a passenger. The vehicle was travelling southbound on the Alaska Highway when it collided head-on with the other truck which was being driven by Cheryl Reed.All four involved were deceased at the scene when first responders arrived. No further details are available, and the investigation is ongoing.- Advertisement –last_img

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Pep has changed me for the better- Aguero

first_img0Shares0000That’s my boy: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and striker Sergio AgueroLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 10 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says playing under Pep Guardiola this season has changed his style of play.Aguero has been in exceptional form during the 2017/18 campaign, scoring 30 goals in 37 games. He is now just four away from reaching a career-best season tally and says adapting to Guardiola’s tactics has greatly contributed to his current form. The striker says that although Pep is very demanding as a coach and wants the best results, he has managed to change his game and play according to how his manager wants City to play.The Argentine believes that there is always a learning process in the game and is always willing to take on new directives to help him improve as a player.“I think being able to adapt to Pep’s playing style has a large contributing factor in my form this season.“I’m driven to keep on learning, and I have always been able to absorb the lessons of other coaches and put them to practice.“Pep is very demanding, but I simply had to adapt my game and mindset and change how I play to his style,” Aguero told the Manchester City website.“That means helping recover the ball, press, pass it around more, search for my teammates and remain open for passes to find the goal.“It’s a continuous learning process, and I value that kind of thing as it helps me improve as a player,” he said.Aguero recently recovered from a knee injury, and made a second-half appearance against Manchester United in the 3-2 derby loss, where he was unlucky not to be awarded a late penalty.He is set to play in the second leg of the Champions league quarter-final clash against Liverpool, where the Reds hold a 3-0 advantage, and hopes his side will be ready for what their Merseyside opponents bring to the challenge.“This has been a very intense season and the final stretch will likely be demanding as well,” he explained.“We’re prepared, and the whole staff is doing a great job to face what’s up ahead. I have a great deal of trust in the team, and the Champions League remains one of our objectives.“There is everything to play for.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Brooks leads Ducks to Civil War win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Arizona State 49 Kyle Weaver scored 15 points and Derrick Low added 13 for the Cougars (8-3, 1-1). Kevin Kruger led the Sun Devils (6-5, 0-2) with 23 points. No other Arizona State player had more than seven. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Aaron Brooks scored a season-high 19 points to lead the Ducks (7-6, 1-0) past their in-state rivals. Brooks gave the Ducks a 62-60 lead with 1:42 to play. Chris Stephens led the Beavers (7-5, 0-1) with 14 points. at Washington State 64, center_img at Oregon 70, Oregon St. 64 last_img read more

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first_imgThe sailing season is well underway at the Rathmullan Sailing and Watersports Club as members established and new try out our ever expanding range of boats.Sunday morning open sails are particularly popular, with a fleet of Picos, Bahias, and Vegos taking to the water.Thursday evening sails are also on offer to adult members while racing sessions are run on Friday evenings for the juniors. Club members can also try out sea kayaking, with sessions on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. Following our very convivial beach barbeque on July 5th, the next social event for the club is on Saturday July 20th with an overnight camping trip to Mullaghmore Sailing club and races between the two clubs scheduled for Sunday morning.Then, on the August Bank Holiday weekend, the club will run dinghy races on Monday 5th (at 10am) as part of the annual Rathmullan Regatta.For anyone, adult or child, who would like the chance to get out on the water taster sessions are available during the week from Rathmullan Sailing School (to book contact the school mobile number 086 0303607).The warm sunshine and gentle breezes of the current spell of good weather provide perfect conditions for the complete novice to get a taste of dinghy sailing. For more information on the club and the activities planned for the coming weeks, check out our web site SAILING: RATHMULLAN SEASON UP AND RUNNING IN BLISTERING SUNSHINE was last modified: July 15th, 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:RATHMULLAN SAILING AND WATERSPORTS CLUBlast_img read more