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New Orleans’ Howard, Sam Houston’s Wesneski Take Home First Weekly Honors of the Season

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – New Orleans outfielder Pearce Howard is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Sam Houston State hurler Hayden Wesneski earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.After the Privateers dropped the season opener to Michigan State 8-4, Howard helped UNO to wins on Saturday and Sunday to take the series. The Silver Spring, Md., native hit .600 (6-for-10) at the plate with a home run and four RBI.New Orleans hosts four opponents this week, beginning with South Alabama at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by matchups with Chicago State, Rutgers and Butler Friday-Sunday in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Baseball Classic.For the second-straight season, Wesneski tossed a gem in his season opener to lead the Bearkats to a 4-3 road victory over Stetson, a team that went 48-13 a year ago and advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals.Wesneski will likely get the nod in game two of a three-game home slate against Louisiana, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. tilt on Friday. Hitter of the Week – Pearce Howard, New Orleans – Sophomore – Outfielder – Silver Spring, Md.Picking up right where he left off in his rookie campaign, Howard was a tough out for Michigan State pitchers as he was retired only once in the final two games of the series and drew three walks over the weekend.The sophomore slugger went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and an RBI single in a 4-1 triumph over the Spartans on Saturday and capped off the weekend with a 3-for-4 performance in a 6-4 win on Sunday. Howard was the difference-maker with a solo home run in the fourth to put UNO on top 3-1 and a RBI base hit in the seventh to take a 5-3 lead.Honorable Mention: Hunter Hearn, Sam Houston State; Nathan Pilutti, Southeastern Louisiana; Clayton Rasbeary, McNeese.Pitcher of the Week – Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State – Junior – Pitcher – Cypress, TexasThe righty from Cypress, Texas, allowed just one run and set down 11 Hatters on strikes in 7.1 innings of work against 2018 NCAA Super Regional participant Stetson. Of his 97 pitches, 74 crossed the plate for strikes, and he didn’t allow a walk until his final batter of the game.In the third inning, Wesneski pulled off an “immaculate inning,” striking out the side on nine pitches. His 11 punchouts are the most by a Southland Conference player on opening weekend and surpassed his previous career high of eight, set in his 2018 opener against Kent State.Honorable Mention: Jaxon Covington, Stephen F. Austin; Shane Mejia Jr., Nicholls; Luke Taggart, Incarnate Word.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

“Forget about the signings, think about youth squads and on loan”

first_imgThe clubs have got the message. If last season they got to shoot their transfer income until the 1,108 millionThis is going to end in the short term. They will be forced to keep a close watch on their quarry and track sales, but also to pamper footballers that you have now for the next few months. Especially with the health protocol (today there will be more meetings between LaLiga, AFE and doctors and the tests will start in a week). Now they will have to negotiate with many the extension of their contracts, as they expire next June 30th (114 players in First and 271 in Second) and the season, if it can be finished, would be extended during the summer. They know it suits do not tighten the rope and in those pacts (to continue paying them the house, extra pay, etc.) the negotiations could enter so as not to part with them under that saying of “better known good …”.The clubs, whose majority supports Thebes, took it for granted that money was going to be essential to sign the truce with Rubiales. Therefore, they have accepted that LaLiga upload your contribution of the centralized selling from 1% to 2%, although the CSD asked for 3%, and that the RFEF receive 1.5% and not 1% for amateur and women’s soccer (Rubiales wanted 2% according to the clubs). This year will contribute 51 million to the federations and 58.7 to the RFEF. However, in the face of the new panorama, they are so proud and suspicious of so much solidarity. The clubs they also came out with another lesson learned behind the meeting held yesterday with The league, telematically. Thebes recognized that the panorama in soccer world its going to change after this crisis, so the market for transfers it will be drastically changed. First, regarding dates and deadlines. But, above all, regarding the transfer volume. He came to be honest to the point of making his associates see a reality: “Forget about transfers how until now; go thinking about youth squads y play on loan“The income is going to fall and that will show. LaLiga hoped to raise about 4.5 billion the next season, 2,111 on television, and that now seems like impossible, so the purchasing power to sign is going to be much less.last_img read more

Suspected motorcycle bandit arrested for robbing cop

first_imgPrompt response by ranks of the Sparendaam Police Station has resulted in the arrest of one of two motorcycle bandits who reportedly attacked and robbed an interior police constable of a gold chain valued $220,000 at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara on Wednesday night.According to a police report, the victim resides at Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, and was on the road conversing with a relative when the two suspects approached on a motorcycle.Reportedly brandishing a handgun, the pillion rider dismounted and gun-butted the victim to his head before relieving him of his jewellery. The bandits then fled the scene on the motorcycle, but the matter was reported and one of the suspects was arrested shortly after in the Plaisance community.And although positively identified by the victim, the suspect is reportedly denying the allegation. Moreover, neither the stolen property nor the firearm allegedly used has been recovered.The accomplice and the motorcycle used in the crime are being sought, as investigations continue.last_img read more

Police urge public to increase vigilance after man released from PG prison moves to FSJ

first_imgFort St. John RCMP is asking citizens to be vigilant about locking their homes and vehicles as one of Prince George’s most prolific offenders has moved to Fort St. John. The individual, who is not named in the alert, has just been released after serving two years in jail for property and driving-related offenses. Police say this person’s criminal record dates back to 2004, and the individual has been known to commit car thefts and break and enters on both homes and vehicles. Cst. Jackelynn Passarell of the Fort St. John RCMP says the city’s Crime Reduction Unit will be monitoring the individual and won’t hesitate to take action if the individual continues to break the law. [asset|aid=581|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=3a063db50700c81a6c6f1e6d6a65b60f-Jacke-back to jail_1_Pub.mp3] In the meantime, police are asking residents to secure their belongings, vehicles and homes (including locking their windows) and to refrain from leaving purses, wallets, keys and jewellry in open areas. They’re also encouraging the public to report all suspicious activity, such as walking from home to home knocking on doors for no apparent reason, or checking door handles of vehicles. If you see these types of activity, you can contact the Fort St. John Detachment at 250-787-8100.- Advertisement –last_img read more

DID YOUR CHILD LOSE ITS FAVOURITE DONEGAL JACKET?

first_imgThe jacket which was found in Clones.Dear editor,I wonder if you could help me find the owner of a child’s jacket I found on the street in Clones on the way home from the Ulster Final by putting a notice up on your webpage.The jacket is a black O’Neill’s Donegal one for a child aged 9 to 10 and it was lying on the pavement on the Newtownbutler Road just across from the Creighton Hotel near the corner. I assume the child dropped it or it fell from a bag.There was a ticket stubb for a Juvenile for the O’Duffy Terrace in one of the zipped pockets and another not valuable item in the other pocket. If the correct person rings to claim it they will know what the other item is.Having 2 young boys myself I know the price of these and someone maybe disappointed enough to-day without losing their jacket also.You can give as much or little information in the notice as you see fit but please don’t disclose my name or email address, you can however give them my phone number 074 9736018 and to call after 6pm and the details that I live near Donegal Town in case that helps them to find a way to get the jacket back.I don’t know if I can trace the ticket as it’s for the terrace and there are no specific numbers on those only a barcode and a red 9 digit number in red on the back of it in the top corner.Thanks for your help, XXXXXXDID YOUR CHILD LOSE ITS FAVOURITE DONEGAL JACKET? was last modified: July 22nd, 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)last_img read more

LIFELONG DONEGAL LOTTO PLAYER SCOOPS €120,409

first_imgA lucky Donegal winner arrived in Lottery HQ this morning to collect their cheque for €120,409. The winner – who has being playing Lottery since the start of the game’s early draws in 1988 – matched five numbers plus the Bonus number in the Lotto draw on Wednesday 06 April.The delighted winner, who wishes to keep the win private, bought their normal ticket in Gallagher’s Newsagent, Lifford, Co. Donegal on the Friday before the midweek, 06 April draw. This was the second Match 5 + Bonus winner of the Lotto draw for Wednesday 06 April. The other lucky winner of €120,409 prize was a soon-to-be-bride who bought her €5 Quick Pick ticket in Spar, Ballybrit in Parkmore, Co. Galway.LIFELONG DONEGAL LOTTO PLAYER SCOOPS €120,409 was last modified: April 28th, 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:donegalLiffordlottolast_img read more

GAA NEWS: SEAN MACCUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES

first_imgSenior FootballOur seniors travelled to Fannad for this league game .Mac Cumhaills started strongly and were winning 1-0 to0-04 after 15 mins. We exchanged scores before Fannad hit a couple of unanswered points to go into the break 2 points down.Fannad had a great start to the second half and after converting a penalty were back on level terms with Mac Cumhaills.Things continue in the same vein and Fanad were soon 3 points up. Mac Cumhaills finished very strongly,but just ran out of time to peg them back. Final score was Fannad 1-11 Mac Cumhaills 1-09. MAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThe winning numbers were2,7,15 and 25.There were no match 4 winners.There was 1 match 3 winner.Pauric Mc Hugh receives €150. €2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for details.The jackpot will be €1100 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!AIRTRICITY SPONSORED WALK. The annual Airtricity sponsored walk will take place on 22nd Sept. The club would like as many parents as possible to take part in this event. It is a huge fundraiser for the club and the revenue is greatly needed by the minor board.Please sign up as soon as possible. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899.FIXTURES.Under 12 Hurling. Our U12’s are in the final against Aodh Ruadh in Ballyshannon this Thur. Best of luck to all the lads and coaches.Under 13 Football. Home to Termon on Fri Please keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will update any information as soon as we receiveUPCOMING EVENTS7th September. Mac Cumhaills. 5k walk / run, Friday 7th September 7.30pm start Registration from 6pm @ GAA centre , all are welcome, preregistration at maccumhaills5k@gmail.com spread the word!!7th Sept. Quiz. There will be a quiz in the club at 10.00pm. The winning team will represent the club in the All County Quiz Final.8th Sept. Dance the night away with our 80’s extravaganza.Admission only €5 and all drink €3.22nd Sept. Airtricity Sponsored Walk.Please support any of these events if you can.FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in The Villa Rose this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.CLUB MEETING’SClub meetings will be held on the Last Monday of every Month at the Clubhouse. Any person wishing to get involved in the club please come along or contact any member.The Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA NEWS: SEAN MACCUMHAILLS CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 3rd, 2012 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:Sean MacCumhaills noteslast_img read more

Drug task force must open its meetings

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A California appeals court has upheld a ruling that requires countywide narcotics task force L.A. Impact to open its board meetings to the public.The 2nd Appellate District court handed down the decision late Wednesday. The opinion could have statewide repercussions.“This ruling was imperative if the public is going to know where its money is being spent,” said open-government activist Richard McKee, who, along with former Pasadena Weekly reporter Chris Bray, filed a lawsuit last year to force the squad to open its meetings and its books to the public.“Anytime a government agency is able to hide itself from public scrutiny we are inviting trouble,” McKee said.There are 41 similarly constituted narcotics squads in California that are registered with the state Attorney General’s Office. Because Wednesday’s decision is certified to be published, it could affect some or all of these groups.McKee said he will ask Attorney General Bill Lockyer to alert these agencies that they must now comply with the state’s open-meeting laws.The Los Angeles County Police Chiefs’ Association, which created L.A. Impact in 1991 and oversees task force operations, is expected to discuss an appeal in the coming weeks. Attorneys for the organization could not be reached for comment.In both the original case and the appeal, the police chiefs had argued that multijurisdictional law-enforcement agencies need to be shielded from the public eye because of the sensitive investigative work they do.Pasadena police Chief Bernard Melekian said there is also a concern the case will set a precedent for other narcotics squads, saddling them with new clerical duties and potentially compromising undercover investigations.“Our concern was not as much for L.A. Impact as it was for the idea of narcotics task forces throughout the state,” Melekian said.The court disagreed with these arguments.“L.A. Impact urges that public policy requires that its meetings not be open to the public,” the court wrote. “What L.A. Impact ignores, however, is that not all of its meetings are required to be open to the public.”The court specifically cites an exemption in the Ralph M. Brown Act – the law governing public meetings – that allows for multijurisdictional law-enforcement agencies to meet behind closed doors to discuss ongoing investigations.L.A. Impact first came to attention of Bray and McKee three years ago when the task force wanted to broaden its drug-enforcement mandate to include domestic terrorism investigations.As the two men took a closer look at how L.A. Impact was formed, they said they became convinced it should be compelled to follow the same open-meeting and public records guidelines as any other local government agency. L.A. Impact had a budget of more than $9 million last year, most of which came from asset forfeitures. All cities in Los Angeles County are members of the group and can call for assistance. “It is extraordinarily effective,” Melekian said. The Pasadena Police Department provides helicopter support for the task force. “We have used them in several major investigations. They are an incredible resource.”Over the years the group has made 3,700 arrests and taken in 70,000 pounds of cocaine, $78 million in forfeited cash and one Learjet. gary.scott@sgvn.com(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4458last_img read more

Gasoline prices to remain fluid

first_imgSouthland gasoline prices have declined steadily in recent weeks, fueling hope among some consumers that energy prices will soon return to more reasonable levels. But don’t get your hopes up. A report released recently by the Energy Department says oil prices will likely hover in the mid-$40-per-barrel range or higher for years to come, forcing a shift to more fuel-efficient cars and alternative fuels. The report scuttled earlier predictions that costs would drop to around $30 per barrel. Rob Schlichting, a spokesman for the California Energy Commission, said oil prices will remain high in part because of increased demand from overseas. “We’re seeing incredible demand from China and India as their economies improve,” he said. “That puts a lot of upward pressure on the world oil market.” In the short term, disruptions to Gulf Coast refineries because of the recent hurricanes have further reduced inventories, according to Schlichting. “Production in the Gulf Coast area is still off 30 percent,” he said. “Supplies are tighter than we’d like to see.” The Energy Department’s report said oil prices will average $54 per barrel by 2025, increasing to an average of $57 per barrel by 2030 when adjusted for inflation. Crude oil prices have been hovering around $60 per barrel and briefly soared as high as $70 earlier this year. And whenever the per-barrel price of oil rises, it’s felt at the pump by consumers. “The rule of thumb is that for every $1 increase in a barrel of oil, prices at the pump will rise about 2 1/2 cents,” Schlichting said. In other words, if oil rose from $45 per barrel to $60 per barrel, motorists would pay nearly 38 cents more per gallon to fill up. But the fallout from high energy costs extends well beyond our nation’s freeways. “We’re always looking at gasoline prices, but high diesel prices are also having a big effect on trucking,” said Jack Kyser, senior vice president and chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “Jet fuel prices have had a major impact on the airlines, and businesses that use a lot of natural gas, like textile manufacturers and food processors, are also being hurt.” So how will this affect consumers in the coming years? “I think the auto industry is going to have to get more innovative in terms of hybrid vehicles,” Kyser said. “The Toyota Prius is selling well but there have been some problems with it – the new ones are stopping unexpectedly. We’re still struggling to find good alternative-fuel vehicles.” Toyota was the first automaker to begin mass-producing hybrids, with its Prius in 1997. The Japanese-based company sold 53,761 Prius cars in the United States last year and Prius sales rose 133 percent during the first eight months of 2005. But hybrids still represent less than 1 percent of the U.S. market. Some analysts figure that could grow to as much as 35 percent by 2015, but others have been more conservative in their predictions. Baldwin Park resident Frances Garcia said the recent drop in gasoline prices has been welcome. “It’s a relief,” the 39-year-old motorist said. “I do a lot of driving locally and also have to take my daughters to and from school. I’m constantly putting in gas.” Garcia says she’ll have to alter her driving habits if prices head back up again. “I’m going to think wisely about where I have to go,” she said. “I might have to combine some of my errands.” On Friday, the lowest local price for gasoline could be found at a Texaco station in Azusa, an Arco in Whittier and Shell in San Dimas, all of which posted regular unleaded at $2.09 per gallon. But remnants of higher fuel prices still lingered, with a Northridge carwash selling regular for $2.79 per gallon. Baldwin Park mechanic Danny Miranda, 61, said his business will be hurt if gasoline prices head up again – especially if they reach peak levels again. “I’d have about 25 percent less business because a lot of people would choose not to drive,” he said. “I think the economy is going to go down if energy prices stay as high as they are.” The average cost for a gallon of regular gas in the Los Angeles/Long Beach area on Friday was $2.28 a gallon – well below the Sept. 6 record high of $2.99 a gallon, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. “In the near term, I think we’ll see gas start to head up again,” Auto Club spokeswoman Marie Montgomery said. “It’s cyclical. It’s a time of lower demand, so refineries are going to be shutting down for maintenance and they will also be converting from winter to summer grade fuel.” Montgomery said it would be difficult to predict how gas prices will behave long-term for the coming year. California gets nearly 42 percent of its oil from in-state oil fields. Another 36.4 percent comes from foreign sources and 21.6 percent comes from Alaska. kevin.smith@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2701 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want 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

Warriors’ Report: Draymond Green expected to return vs Lakers

first_imgPALO ALTO – The Warriors wrapped up practice at Stanford Thursday evening.Here are the biggest takeaways from the session. Draymond Green expected to play in the preseason finale.After missing the last three preseason games, Green is expected to play in the team’s final tuneup against the Lakers Friday night. “Draymond is doing better,” Kerr said. “He feels good, he should play tomorrow.”On Thursday, Green participated in the team’s one-hour non-contact practice at Stanford and …last_img read more