first_imgNATCHITOCHES, La. – The spirit of giving was in full effect on the Northwestern State campus as the Demons’ athletic department partnered with the Natchitoches area Jaycees for its 24th annual Radio M*A*S*H (Make A Smile Happen) Toy Drive, Dec. 13-14.Led by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the NSU athletic department partnered with the Natchitoches-area Jaycees organization to collect toys and donations to disperse among families in need. The Radio M*A*S*H giveaway is a longstanding event that partners the Jaycees and Elite Broadcasting of Natchitoches, which launched the initiative in 1996, and is hosted in the parking lot of the local Walmart Super Store, a high-traffic area for local residents.For several years, NSU Athletics has provided more than 5,000 hours of community service, annually assisting local, area, national and international causes. This year marks the third-consecutive year that the Northwestern State athletic department has joined forces with the Jaycees organization for the Radio M*A*S*H event. This year, the Northwestern State SAAC gathered $754.12 within one day of collections in order to benefit 417 children and 210 families. The Lady Demons volleyball team led the way, gathering an impressive $344.57 as a team.“M*A*S*H has become a great opportunity for us athletes to get out into the community on a yearly basis,” said NSU SAAC president Megan Lohmiller. “One hundred percent of all monetary donations go directly to families in the Natchitoches community. It’s fun to give back during the season of giving.”As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more


first_imgPendamon with 30 points are leading the competition  after their final match this week with a goal against Momase Football Club, the runners up with 18 points.Papua New Guinea prolific national striker Nil Hans,  who plays for Pendamon,  sent a long range shoot in  the 85th minute which the Momase goal keeper couldn’t save.Momase put on a strong combination in the second half and had several chances but couldn’t convert the efforts into something meaningful in the net.Most of their key players did not turn up which was a setback for them in that game.“My club started in 2013 and in that year we came first and repeated it in 2014. This year we were optimistic to regain our title,” Visu said.Speaking to PNG LOOP he was impressed with his boys’ performance to maintain their style of play until  the end of the match.“Most of my players are from the Gav store settlement and some are students in Madang Technical College.’’He said engaging boys from  the settlement was a step in the right direction to prevent them from venturing into criminal activities.“I observe during training since the inception of this club in 2013 that these boys stay focused and refrain from lawlessness in the community.“My team is fortunate to top the ladder  because I have four soccer national players in the team Nil Hans, Vania Malagan, Efpryn Leo and Gidex Silvernos.’’The A-league comprise a reserve, women division for B, under 16 women and under 16 men.Photo: Momase midfield, Ronnie Araewa shows his dribbling skills.last_img read more


first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Naomi Osaka jumped 12 places to a career-high No. 7 in the WTA standings thanks to her first Grand Slam title. The runner-up, Serena Williams, is back in the top 20 at No. 16, after being No. 26 before the U.S. Open — and outside the top 400 as recently as May, following the former No. 1’s time away because she had a baby.Djokovic’s rise from No. 6 thanks to claiming his 14th Grand Slam title continues his own steady progress in recent months. After having elbow surgery in February and starting the season 6-6, he fell to No. 22 in May, his first time out of the top 20 since 2006.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissBut with consecutive major trophies at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows, where he beat Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets in Sunday’s final, Djokovic returns to the top three after being out of that range since June 2017. He can also take aim at trying to finish the season at No. 1, something he did in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.“Now we can expect him to really challenge to be No. 1 by end of the year,” said Djokovic’s coach, Marian Vajda. “But it’s still far away.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds the championship trophy after defeating Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, in the men’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — The Big 3 is once again 1-2-3.Novak Djokovic’s U.S. Open title moved him up three spots to No. 3 in the ATP rankings Monday, behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, making that trio the top three for the first time in 3½ years.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadal stayed at No. 1 despite retiring from his semifinal last week, and Federer remained No. 2 after a fourth-round loss in New York. Nadal, Federer and Djokovic last occupied the top three spots in the rankings in April 2015.They are also atop another important ranking: most career Grand Slam titles by a man. Federer holds the record of 20, followed by Nadal with 17, and Djokovic, who equaled Pete Sampras at 14.Some strong showings at the U.S. Open helped several men achieve career-best rankings, including Borna Coric to No. 18, Karen Khachanov to No. 25 and John Millman — who upset Federer — to No. 37.Osaka’s top-10 debut makes her the highest-ranked Japanese woman since Kimiko Date in October 1996.Also marking a career-best ranking Monday is Caroline Garcia, who rose to No. 4, the highest for a woman from France since Amelie Mauresmo held that same spot in June 2007.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sloane Stephens, who won last year’s U.S. Open and lost in the quarterfinals last week, dropped from No. 3 to No. 9.No. 1 Simona Halep retained the top spot even though she became the first No. 1 seed to lose in the first round of the U.S. Open, and Caroline Wozniacki stayed at No. 2 after her second-round exit. Angelique Kerber went from No. 4 to No. 3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Governing body defends umpire after Serena Williams flap Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more


first_imgCheshire Home has reopened the doors to its library after almost 20 years.Peace Corps volunteer Elizabeth Rudd has been volunteering with Cheshire Home in Mahaica, East Coast Demerara; a home for people with disabilities.A resident of the Cheshire Home enjoying his time in the newly opened libraryWhen the committee expressed interest in re-opening the library, Rudd thought that it would be a great community resource, but also an excellent project for the residents to be a part of.The library was transformed over a four-month period as Rudd and five residents of the home cleaned, organised, repaired, and colour-coordinated the books.During the soft opening ceremony, Cheshire Home welcomed people from the village and neighbouring communities to join in the opening of the library.Rudd, alongside fellow volunteer Allee Schlitz, gave out fun gifts such as stickers and erasers to a group of excited students before reading popular children’s books such as Dora the Explorer and Frozen.Afterwards, students were able to explore the library, check out books and take free books home from the give-away shelf.“My favourite part of the event was when the students applauded the Cheshire Home residents’ hard work. The residents are so proud of themselves, but it’s the entire community that benefits when we promote the inclusion of people with disabilities,” Rudd said in an invited comment to Guyana Times.Schlitz, in a comment, recalled a moment with a young gentleman who was looking for a book on “Home Economics”. “He wants to be a chef when he gets older. It was great to see the students excited about books and I’m glad the library is here to spark interest in reading and support kids like this who have big dreams,” she stated.Three residents of the home are currently being trained as Librarian Assistants – learning job skills and gaining confidence in themselves in the process. They will be able to assist community members in locating books as well as keep the library organised.In addition, all three residents have excellent artistic capabilities and will continue to assist with the decoration of the library and the making of posters for future events.The library will be open the first two Saturdays of every month from 09:00h to 12:00h. There are books for all ages with special sections including autobiographies, self-help, and arts and crafts.If you are interested in becoming a volunteer librarian, please call Cheshire Home for details on telephone number 259-3454 or contact Rudd on 670-8480.last_img read more


first_imgMark and Kylie Kalas – 59Lisa and Sasha Letendre – 65Lisa and Renee Smith – 68 Natalie and Sterling Middleton – 44Russ and Chase London – 44Brian and Bryce Kelly – 45Darcy and Riley Letendre – 45Advertisement Sheldon and Aiden Steele – 47Tracy and Andrew Travis – 47Larry London and Isaac Wagner – 47Kevin and Tanner Pearson – 50Bruce and Connor Kindrat – 52Advertisement Dale Hofstrand and Michelle Kelly – 52Randy and Richard Wainwright – 52Koral and Kimi Asai – 53Dwayne and Wyatt Lutz – 54Kimberly Hait and Brophy Dunn – 57Advertisement Fort St. John Links held their annual Parent-Child golf tournament on Sunday. This year’s event welcomed 24 teams and the winning score was a round of 37 by Len and Mike Holland.Behind them was a two way tie for second between Ray and Melissa Asai, and Leroy and Adam Kruegel. Both groups shot rounds of 39. Glen and Ryan Harvey were just behind with a round of 40.The rest of the results are as follows:- Advertisement -Sheldon Wheeler and Alexander Travis – 42Rose and Jeff Holland – 42Chet and Evan Wagner – 44Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgREDMOND, Wash. – Microsoft Corp. took the wraps off its second-generation Zune digital media players late Tuesday, showing three models that bring the software maker’s offerings more in line with Apple’s market-leading iPod. One model – available in black – has an 80-gigabyte hard drive and a 3.2-inch screen. It’s slimmer than last year’s Zune, which had a 30 GB hard drive and a smaller screen. Microsoft also will sell a smaller, flash memory-based Zune, similar in shape and size to the original iPod Nano, in pink, green, black and red with either 4 GB or 8 GB of storage. Like the original Zune, the new models include an FM radio tuner and the ability to wirelessly share songs with other Zune owners. The latest generation sports a shiny glass screen and a new touch pad navigation button. The gadgets use Wi-Fi to sync music, movies and photos wirelessly and automatically with users’ PCs. The new Zunes are to go on sale in mid-November. The 4 GB Zune will cost $149, the 8 GB one will sell for $199 and the 80 GB model for $249. The prices match those of Apple Inc.’s comparable iPod models. Microsoft has yet to wow consumers or analysts the way Apple has done consistently. As of the end of the last fiscal quarter, Apple Inc. had sold more than 100 million iPods, while Microsoft had sold about 1.2 million Zunes. “There’s nothing earth-shattering there,” said Van Baker, an analyst at the research group Gartner, in an interview about the new Zunes. Baker said he expects the changes to help Microsoft keep its distant No. 2 spot in the digital media player market, but improving the software and adding a new model isn’t going to radically change Microsoft’s market share. “Maybe next year they can make an aggressive push against Apple,” he said. 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


first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BATON ROUGE, La. – Two students were found shot to death in a home invasion at a Louisiana State University apartment, and officials decided to keep the campus open Friday while police searched for three suspects. The victims, Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma and Kiran Kumar Allam, both Ph.D. students from India, were found inside an apartment at the Edward Gay complex late Thursday night after authorities received an emergency call. Police patrols were increased on the 30,000-student campus Friday and students were told to be cautious, but the university was not locked down. Students were taking the last of their final exams, and many had already left for the semester. The decision not to lock down the campus was made by police after they determined it was an isolated incident and would not spread to other areas of the campus, LSU Chancellor Sean O’Keefe said at a Friday morning news conference. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAllam’s pregnant wife called 911 at 10:37 p.m. Thursday after finding the men dead, according to Srinivasa Pothakamuri, a friend of Komma, and campus officials. Komma, a biochemistry student, had been visiting Allam.last_img read more


first_imgThe Club AGM took place on December 9th. The following Committee was elected:President;Antoin O’Dochartaigh, Chair;Cormac MacGairbhigh, Vice; Charlie Boyle, Runai; Declan Martin, Cisteior;Donal O’Dubhgain, Assistant; Joe Glynn., O.C.P. Michael Logue, Chultur agus Gaeilge;Seamus Mac Ruairi, Childrens officer;Gary Boyle, Coaching Officer;Gary Boyle, Registrar;Declan Martin, Lotto Co-Ordinator;Patrick Mc Ginley, Players rep.;Brian Gillespie. Parks Comm; Michael Gallagher, Neil McBride, Tony Doherty, Seamus Ferry, Michael McFadden, Charlie Doherty, Charles Doogan. Finance comm; Charlie Boyle, Brian Feda O’Donnell, John C Gillespie. Co-Board Delegates; Cormac Mac Gairbhigh, Donal O’Searcaigh, Declan Martin. Chief Stewart. Michael O’Gallochior. Catering Manager;Brid Doherty.Peil na mBan fundraiser – walk and cross country run on Boxing day 26th Dec. Starts 1pm at the clubhouse going to The Ballymanus Monument. Walkers will take the road route and runners will take a specially designed Cross Country route. Entry will be taken at the Clubhouse from 12 o’clock onwards. Adults €5, Family rate €10. Peil na mBan Noamh Mhuire iochtar na rosann reconvened AGM takes places in the club house on Thursday 29th December starting at 7 o’clock. The girls had a very successful year last year but it was disappointing that there was not sufficient support to form a committee at the last scheduled AGM. All parents and those interested in ladies football is requested to come along if there is going to be ladies football in the club next year.The 24 dancers selected for the forthcoming Jigs n Reels were paired at the Launch Night on Friday last in the Clubhouse. There was a great crowd there and many people are looking forward to this event.The club are hosting “A Night at the Races” in Sharkeys Lounge Annagry on the 27th December starting at 9pm. Horses are now on sale and can be obtained from club committee members or players for 20 euro.On Wednesday January 4th, as part of a much requested Healthy eating and weight loss project the club are organising a New Year kick start to healthy living. This is aimed at both ladies and gents who feel that they want to loose weight and need the encouragement of a group to push on and shed the pounds. There will be a registration (cost €10) and weight in at the Clubhouse in Mulladerg. More details to come. Lotto details for week 14th December. Jackpot 560 euro. No winner. There were two match 3 winners – Donal O’Searcaigh – Coilceim, Bill McGarvey – Cionn Caslach. Numbers were 6-7-10-12.There is still a number of Windbreakers available in small adult, medium and large – might be a good xmas present – contact Donal O’Searcaigh.We would also like to pass on our condolences to all club members and supporters who have suffered bereavement during the year. With the New Year almost upon us we wish everyone health and prosperity in the year ahead and look forward to your continued support. Nollaig shona agus bliain úr faoi mhaise dó gach duine go léir.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ie GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: December 20th, 2011 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:Naomh Mhuire GAA Club noteslast_img read more


first_imgToday is D-day for Donegal as they face neighbours Derry in the Ulster Championship at MacCumhaill Park (throw-in 5pm).Champions Donegal go into the game knowing they have never been able to defend their title successfully.A large crowd is expected in Ballybofey with high expectations of Donegal despite their recent poor league form. However Jim McGuinness’ side are favourites going into today’s game despite claims that powerhouse Michael Murphy is still not fit enough to start the game.McGuinness has brought the squad away for a number of days training in Kildare heading into today’s game.He says the training and time away together has been invaluable.He also says that he doesn’t feel under pressure to deliver the Ulster title again. “Our focus is progressing our own gameplan and we are not thinking about retaining any titles.“It’s a derby and it will be a great game of football. It’s championship football and it all counts on the day.“It’s all about pride and passion and they will bring that with them. They carry a serious threat and we have to be very wary and prepare ourselves for a serious game of football,” he said. DONEGAL HOPING TO MARCH ON IN ULSTER AT EXPENSE OF NEIGHBOURS DERRY was last modified: June 16th, 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:DerrydonegalUlster Championshiplast_img read more


first_imgNew Mills 10k 2014Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 54 34.50 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C Ivan Toner, winner of the Newmills 5K.2 13 34.55 Ciaran McGonagle SM Rosses A.C.3 72 34.58 Paul Ward M40 Tír Chonaill A C4 84 35.03 Adam Speer SM Finn Valley A C5 95 35.25 Mark Mullan SM City Of Derry 6 27 36.07 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.7 12 37.00 Kevin McGee M40 Rosses A.C.8 34 37.37 Kieran McBride SM Letterkenny A C9 52 37.59 Jude O’Donnell M40 Individual10 33 38.28 Raymond Birch SM Letterkenny A C 11 28 38.44 Sean McFadden SM Letterkenny A C12 17 38.54 Anthony Doherty M45 Milford A C13 101 38.54 Michael Louge M40 Rosses A.C.14 93 39.20 Tom Thompson M45 Finn Valley A C 15 90 39.55 Paul Cosgrove M45 Letterkenny A C16 81 40.16 Simon Ward SM Individual17 16 40.17 Niall Barry SM Letterkenny A C18 80 40.19 Martin McCrossan SM Individual19 71 40.30 Paul Russell SM Individual20 73 40.48 Michael Devenney M45 Individual21 60 41.09 Vinny Hegarty SM Inishowen A C22 86 42.13 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A C23 38 42.20 Garvan Mulligan SM Letterkenny A C24 63 42.24 Frances Judge W45 Letterkenny A C25 7 42.26 Eamon Cush M45 Individual26 35 42.35 Noreen McGettigan SW Letterkenny A C27 78 43.29 Joe Boyle M45 Individual28 3 43.32 Ita Kelly W40 Lifford A C29 77 43.34 Charlie O’Donnell SM Letterkenny A C30 31 43.35 Cathal Morrison M40 Individual31 25 43.53 Kevin Greenan M50 Letterkenny A C32 61 44.10 Ben George SM Letterkenny A C33 66 44.15 Sharon Black W40 Letterkenny A C34 22 44.17 Dara Dunne W40 Letterkenny A C35 88 44.28 Naoise Enright M40 Letterkenny A C36 85 44.41 Sabrina Mackey W40 24/7 Triathlon37 87 44.50 Phil Boyle M40 Letterkenny A C38 14 45.11 Barry Mackey M50 Letterkenny A C39 67 45.11 Jason Black M40 Letterkenny A C40 8 45.31 Noreen Bonner W55 Finn Valley A C41 94 45.38 Aisling Diver SW Rosses A.C.42 75 45.54 Chris Ashmore M45 Individual43 69 46.01 Anthony Farren M45 Letterkenny A C44 55 46.05 Andrew Leighton M45 Individual45 97 46.08 Kenneth Moore M40 Milford A C46 91 46.19 Seamus Morrison M45 Letterkenny A C47 15 46.41 Richie Raymond M60 Letterkenny A C48 4 46.45 Paddy Tourish M50 Lifford A C49 18 47.00 John Hughes M50 Letterkenny A C50 62 47.10 Angus Hunter M45 Individual51 59 47.18 Eilish Bell W45 Individual52 21 47.35 David Connors SM Milford A C53 76 47.47 John McElwaine SM Lifford A C54 24 47.48 Rory Brennan SM Individual55 6 48.02 Joseph Casey M40 Individual56 58 48.07 Eilis McClafferty SW Individual57 2 48.11 Paul McNamee M45 Lifford A C58 9 48.12 Kiera Duffy SW Individual59 89 48.18 Liam Ferry SM Individual60 11 48.24 Imelda Gallagher W45 Individual61 37 48.41 Margaret Shiels W40 Letterkenny A C62 82 49.04 Claire Lynch SW Individual63 83 49.04 Chris Lynch SM Individual64 1 49.36 Philip Connolly M60 Letterkenny A C65 92 49.59 Cathal Roarty M50 Letterkenny A C66 36 50.07 Sean O’Donnell M50 Lifford A C67 29 50.44 Eoghan Gleeson SM Individual68 10 50.52 Mary Gallagher W50 Individual69 53 50.53 Sean McDevitt M40 Individual70 70 51.42 Noel McBride M50 Individual71 23 51.55 Brian Doherty M40 Individual72 57 52.08 Michelle Kelly W45 Individual73 56 52.08 Maura O’Grady W45 Milford A C74 30 52.21 Michelle Gillespie W45 Individual75 5 52.42 Liam Daly M50 Lifford A C76 26 53.19 Ian Melly M45 Individual77 51 53.32 Bridgeen Doherty SW Individual78 39 54.04 Hugh O’Donnell M50 Individual79 20 54.31 Edel Bradley SW Individual80 32 54.33 Kevin Blake M45 Letterkenny A C81 64 54.48 Amanda McGrath SW Letterkenny A C82 98 55.42 Ruth McCrudden W45 Letterkenny A C83 74 57.21 Siobhan Barrett Doherty W40 Milford A C84 99 59.38 Denise Anderson SW Individual85 65 59.55 Sinead McMenamin SW Castlefinn Running86 19 59.55 Loretta McNulty SW Castlefinn Running87 79 63.07 Eileen Morning W40 Individual88 96 63.12 Linda McGroarty SW Individual89 68 75.12 Laura McMenamin SW IndividualTONER WINS NEWMILLS 10K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: October 18th, 2014 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:donegalIvan TonerNEWMILLS 5Klast_img read more