Cross Country Athlete of the Week Honors Belong to Rowe and Ramirez

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Jordan Rowe and Stephen F. Austin’s Kelsey Ramirez are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.Rowe led the Cardinals to an eighth-place team finish at the Chile Pepper Festival over the weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. In his second race of the 2019 season, the senior stamped a career-best time of 24:01.5 in the 8k event, shaving more than two minutes off his previous best mark at the 2018 Southland Conference Championship. Rowe and the Cardinals will return to the course Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Bronco Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif.Ramirez led her Stephen F. Austin squad with an 11th-place individual finish at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational over the weekend in South Bend, Ind. The junior completed the 5k event with a time of 17:23.71 in a field of 193 runners. Ramirez will join the Ladyjacks back on the course Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Arturo Barrios Invite, hosted by Texas A&M in College Station.Men’s Athlete of the Week: Jordan Rowe, Lamar – Sr. – Frinton-on-Sea, UKRowe competed over the weekend at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., taking ninth-place individual honors and leading his Lamar squad to an eighth-place team finish. After beginning the 8k event with a 4:39.8 pace in the opening mile, the senior ultimately crossed the finish line with a time of 24:01.5 to close out his second race of the season. His performance also marks his career-best time in the 8k event.Honorable Mention: Kevin Kipkosgei, Abilene Christian; Jared Hamilton, Central Arkansas; Ben Drew, Houston Baptist. Women’s Athlete of the Week: Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin – La Porte, TexasRamirez paced the Ladyjacks on Friday, finishing 11th out of nearly 200 runners in the women’s Gold Division race at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational. The junior’s 5k performance marked a new personal best time and sealed an average mile time of 5:35.6 for the weekend, as Ramirez completed the race with a 17:23.71 clip.Honorable Mention: Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian; Sara Steimel, Central Arkansas; Yvonne Chepkorir, Houston Baptist; Julie Emmerson, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Pacquiao’s next bout: Where, when, vs who, how?

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 Austria excited for Standhardinger arrival, but focused on PH Cup bid for now LATEST STORIES Veteran promoter Bob Arum said he would seek to match Horn against the sensational Terence Crawford of Omaha, possibly next April. Arum said Pacquiao could be pitted against the winner between Horn and Crawford.It’s however unclear if Pacquiao is still under contract with Arum.As one pundit noted, the only sure thing about Pacquiao is that he will turn 39 on Sunday.Happy Birthday, and the best of luck Senator Pacquiao, sir!(SURE HIT: There’s a big art affair tomorrow that promises to be a sure hit. The coffee table book “SARI-SARI: The Art of ANTONIO AUSTRIA,” will be launched at the Finale Art File, Warehouse 17, La Fuerza Compound , 2241 Chino Roces Ave., Makati. The classy colorful volume comes with a foreword by Dr. Jaime C. Laya. Doors open at 6 p.m.)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A Pacquiao fight in Mexico would be a ready sell-out, said Beltran. He said Mexican fans have all these years been craving to watch Pacquiao live.Pacquiao has clashed with a slew of Mexican ring greats, namely Juan Manuel Marquez, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Antonio Margarito. He had a four-fight series with Marquez, who punctuated the colorful rivalry with a cold stoppage of Pacquiao in December 2012. Beltran said that if Pacquiao ever sees action in Mexico, it should be next April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNothing really clear there, although Pacquiao has earlier announced his plan to make a comeback in April.Truth is there has been nothing certain about the boxing plans of Sen. Pacquiao since his controversial exit as WBO welterweight champion in Brisbane last July. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Manny Pacquiao AFP FILE PHOTOSeñor Fernando Beltran, amiable top international boxing promoter, has announced his plan to bring Manny Pacquiao to his hometown Mexico.“Mexico deserves to see him, nothing clear but we’re making the attempt,” Beltran explained, adding there has been initial negotiation.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew He pulled out of a transacted rematch with his conqueror Jeff Horn, thereby leaving everybody wondering what he’s up to, or where he would be fighting next.Before the Mexican announcement, Pacquiao floated the idea of clashing with mixed martial arts standout Conor McGregor. Pacquiao called out McGregor by sending a Thanksgiving greeting for the Irish star to “keep fit my friend.”In a recent trip to mainland China, Pacquiao’s announcement that he could be fighting in Beijing was received with thundering applause.Didn’t he also try to bring his aborted rematch with Horn to Manila, after allegedly being promised support by famous friends that included President Duterte?Meanwhile, Horn has made a successful defense of his WBO welterweight crown in Brisbane by scoring an 11th round stoppage of Englishman Gary Corcoran on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

Church wedding serves as an inspiration for Barroca

first_imgLATEST STORIES For the past five games, Marc Barroca was quite passive in the offensive end for Magnolia.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “I think that was one of my motivation because I’ve been waiting for so long for a church wedding,” said Barroca, who is set have a church wedding on February 12. in Filipino at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “So I really offered this game and the Best Player award for our wedding.”Barroca, technically, is already married to his wife Ruselle but the two are yet to exchange vows in front of a minister.The point guard said he and Ruselle have been together for six years already and he took the time to prepare for their church ceremony, which would be a celebration of their anniversary.He added that it was better to have the wedding two days before Valentine’s Day because “no one might attend the ceremony.”ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Racela admits TNT failed to prepare for Barroca, Melton OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson His only double-digit scoring game came against Phoenix in the Hotshots’ 97-91 victory and, prior to meeting TNT Saturday, was averaging a dismal 5.17 points a game.Barroca, though, stepped it up against the KaTropa, scoring a conference-high 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting as he led the Hotshots to a 91-83 win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut it wasn’t just the need to fill in for the injured Paul Lee, who suffered a left ankle sprain in the third quarter, that lit a fire under him.What made a difference is an upcoming life-changing event in his life. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Flyers begin 2012-2013 season in Grande Prairie

first_imgThis year will mark the 100th year anniversary of the tournament, which was first won by the Vancouver Rowing Club during the 1912-1913 season. The game will be taking place at Grande Prairie’s Coca-Cola Centre, and will begin at 8 p.m.Fort St. John will have to wait one more game before being able to give their Flyers and hometown welcome, as the Senior Flyers will next play in Hythe, taking on the Mustangs Thursday, November 1.Friday, November 2, the North Peace Arena will host the first home game of the season, when the Flyers welcome their neighbouring rivals, the Dawson Creek Canucks.- Advertisement -It’s a significant season for the Senior Flyers this year, as following the conclusion of the regular season, Fort St. John will host the 2013 Savage Cup tournament, determining the province’s top Senior Male AAA team.The best-of-five series will be taking place from March 21 – 25, and will be played on the ice of the North Peace Arena.Last year, the Powell River Regals defeated Fort St. John’s Flyers to win the Savage Cup.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known companies is looking for dozens of bus drivers to fill dream jobs in Australia. Swilly Drive, in Letterkenny, has been asked by the Ventura Bus Company to locate Irish drivers for positions in their huge fleet Down Under.Interviews for the $60,000 Aus (€48,000) jobs, which will also include a visa to Down Under, begin in the coming weeks. Swilly Group spokesman Damien Kerin said it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many drivers to make a fresh start with their families.“We tendered for the contract and we were lucky enough to get it.“Now we are going to begin interviews and find the Ventura Bus Company as many suitable Irish drivers as possible.“It’s a great opportunity and we are delighted to be involved for what is a good news story for a change,” he said. Mr Kerin said the company have not put a figure on the number of drivers they require.He said they specifically wanted Irish drivers because of the high level of qualification and because they already have a number of Irish drivers whom they are very happy with.“If we get one hundred suitable drivers then they will take them. There are a lot of openings at the moment with the company.“As well as having the right driving license and the right experience, it is important that drivers have a good personality. They will be dealing with the public and that’s a huge part of the job requirement,” he said.Ventura are looking for drivers holding a full EU Bus licence (Category D), a minimum of 3 years bus driving experience, excellent customer service skills, references from previous employers and a clean driving history. Swilly Group senior Instructors will support a recruitment team from Ventura who will be travelling to Ireland in late April 2012.Short listed candidates will be invited for a formal interview and a driving assessment in Dublin. Successful candidates will then be offered full assistance throughout the visa application and relocation processes by specialist staff from Ventura.DONEGAL COMPANY WINS CONTRACT TO FIND BUS DRIVERS FOR DREAM JOBS IN AUSTRALIA was last modified: March 22nd, 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)last_img read more

Zamora ‘on £42k-a-week’

first_imgAfter weeks of transfer speculation, it’s a case of the calm after the storm post-deadline day.Zamora has left the Cottage.The Sun say QPR paid Fulham £6m to sign Bobby Zamora on a deal worth around £42,000-a-week.They also suggest Russian forward Pavel Pogrebnyak will cost Fulham £4m following his move from German club Stuttgart.The Daily Mirror report Zamora’s stand-out comment that “the sky’s the limit” for QPR under their big-spending owners.Matt Connolly tells the Reading Evening Post he decided to join Reading on loan after speaking to former QPR team-mates Kaspars Gorkss and Mikele Leigertwood.A number of newspapers mention the John Terry court hearing, which begins today.Lawyers for the Chelsea captain, who denies racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand, are expected to enter a plea on his behalf before a district judge at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Lost the Jon Gruden vibe? Former Raiders great Howie Long hasn’t

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Howie Long admits he expected good things following Jon Gruden’s inaugural press conference on Jan. 6 after being hired for the second time as head coach of the Raiders.Long sat down with Gruden for an interview which will air on the Fox pregame show before the Raiders’ game against the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium Thursday night. Unlike the preponderance of general public, which sees Gruden’s return as a …last_img read more

Do something to help others

first_imgSello Hatang of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has taken part in the Bikers For Mandela initiative before so this year he will be doing the Trek4Mandela climb of Mount Kilimanjaro for Mandela Day. (Image: Shamin Chibba)The spirit of active citizenship and volunteerism is the backbone Brand South Africa believes will make Nelson Mandela International Day a success and change South Africa for the better.To capitalise on the goodwill of others, the organisation and its partners launched the Play Your Part for Madiba campaign at the Mandela Centre of Memory in Houghton, Johannesburg. Mandela Day is held annually on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday, and the campaign was launched on 6 July as a run up to the day.At the event, various people spoke about the importance of the day and the reason Mandela Day is celebrated worldwide.According to Brand South Africa, the new campaign is aimed at building a spirit of active citizenship among all South Africans, which is required to drive the implementation of the National Development Plan or Vision 2020.The goal of the month-long Play your Part for Madiba is to uphold the ideals, values and actions of Madiba. Madiba was Mandela’s clan name, and the name by which he was fondly known. His legacy encourages South Africans to play their part in the creation of positive change by building their communities and upholding a spirit of ubuntu and social cohesion.Brand South Africa board member Geoffrey Rothschild said: “We acknowledge and thank all South Africans who commit themselves to ensure that Mandela Day is a huge success… I would like to quote Madiba and ask all of you to live by his motto: free yourself, free others and serve every day.”Yusuf Abramjee, of LeadSA, said: “Although Mandela Day falls on a weekend this year, it does not mean you should not participate. There is no activity too big or small… Through acts of kindness we will make South Africa a better place and uphold Madiba’s legacy.”BIKERS AND CLIMBERSThere are two official Mandela Day events taking place: Bikers for Mandela Day, which is in its sixth year, and Trek4Mandela, which is in its fourth year.Zelda Le Grange, who was Madiba’s long-time assistant and convenes the former, said: “We will be embarking on a ride from 16 July to Eastern Cape and do a lot of charity work. Bikers for Mandela Day was launched so that South Africa’s large biker community could pay tribute to Madiba and his legacy. Madiba strongly believed that small acts of kindness could change the world for the better and gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity.”Sello Hatang, from the Nelson Mandela Foundation, added: “I ran away from bikers now I find myself climbing a mountain,” to laughter from the audience.Hatang will join South African adventurer Sibusiso Vilane in ascending Mount Kilimanjaro for the legacy campaign.Trek4Mandela benefits Caring4Girls, a programme to provide sanitary towels and menstrual hygiene information to underprivileged girls in rural communities.THE GEM PROJECTBrand South Africa has also partnered with the GEM Project, or Go the Extra Mile. The two have developed a Play Your Part app which contains a number of organisations needing assistance from South Africans.These include, among others, those that provide clothing, assistance with homework, job shadowing and skills development, which all South Africans will be able to support.The GEM Project works by rewarding individuals: once they have helped a cause, they are eligible to receive a reward via the app, termed a GEM. The GEMS can be converted into a number of products such as airtime, data, pre-paid electricity, or even movie tickets.“The app is a social development drive that aims to mobilise communities within themselves so that they can help each other rise,” explained David Shields, GEM Project co-founder. “Volunteers are encouraged to donate their GEMs back to the needy causes during Mandela Month.”In South Africa, to extend the goodwill, Mandela Day has been stretched for the whole month of July.“In order to ensure continuity and mobilise support even beyond Mandela Month, corporates are also encouraged to donate GEMs so that they can be allocated towards causes on an ongoing basis.”This was a call to action so that every day could become a Mandela Day, said Brand South Africa’s acting chief marketing officer, Sithembile Ntombela.“This partnership is an extension not only to the commemorative month’s activities and actions of goodwill by South Africans, but we hope that the nation will continue to contribute to positive change because a nation of people who care deeply for one another, and the environment in which they live, is beneficial for everyone.”last_img read more

National farm bankruptcies on the rise while Ohio holds steady

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farm bankruptcies across the nation are up, but Ohio’s rate remains among the lowest in the Midwest, according to a new analysis by researchers at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).Ohio had nine new farm bankruptcy filings from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. That’s compared to 45 in Wisconsin, 39 in Kansas, and 32 in Minnesota — the three states in the nation with the highest number of new filings during that period.Farm bankruptcies in Ohio have been stable in recent years, with a total of under 10 annually since 2017, said Robert Dinterman, a post-doctoral researcher in agribusiness at CFAES. Dinterman and Ani Katchova, associate professor, analyzed farm bankruptcy trends in the past decade.Currently, Ohio has 1.2 farm bankruptcies for every 10,000 farms. That’s less than half of the national rate of 2.6 for every 10,000 farms, Dinterman said. The only other Midwest states with a lower farm bankruptcy rate than Ohio’s are Missouri and Kentucky.“Ohio is particularly resilient and has not seen the massive increase of farm bankruptcies that some states have,” Dinterman said.In Nebraska and Kansas, land values have been on the decline for the past three years, which has contributed to an increase in farmers filing for bankruptcy, Dinterman said. The value of land is the biggest factor that influences farm bankruptcy filings because a lot of people use their land as an asset against debts.Ohio farmland owners have fared much better than their counterparts in many Midwest states. In Ohio, land values are up this year, by 1.5% on average, just slightly below the U.S. average of 1.9% .Wisconsin and Minnesota bankruptcies are high because both states have a concentration of dairy farmers, and those farmers have been struggling from slumps in milk prices, Dinterman said.Nationwide, farm bankruptcies are up for the third consecutive quarter, he said.“It’s not cause for alarm, but something to watch,” Dinterman said.Bankruptcies nationally are expected to rise with the passage of the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019, which will more than double the debt limits for those who can file for a farm bankruptcy from $4.4 million to $10 million, Dinterman said.Farmers who file for bankruptcy, pursue Chapter 12 bankruptcy. After filing, individuals have to keep their agricultural businesses open while they work to pay off their debts over a period of three to five years. A certain level of those debts is forgiven.Some farmers have opted to go out of business without first filing for bankruptcy, so national bankruptcy numbers do not account for those closed down businesses. Also, farmers can file for other forms of bankruptcy, but U.S. courts do not track the profession of those who file so it’s difficult to know the total number of farmers filing for bankruptcy.At the same time that farm bankruptcies are on the increase nationwide, net farm income is declining. Aside from 2017, net farm income in the nation decreased every year since 2013 and is currently about half of the historical high of 2013, Katchova said.“Sustained low income is putting strain on farmers — especially farmers with a lot of debt,” she said.To view the analysis of bankruptcy rates done by Dinterman and Katchova, visit read more

Bolick, Red lions put Pirates in their place with huge second half

first_img‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why The Lions turned what was expected to be a dogfight into a rout, clamping down on the Pirates in the second half on their way to a come from behind victory at Filoil Flying V Centre.“The players got too excited that’s why we started bad,” said San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez whose team is coming off a training camp in the United States. “In the second quarter, I told them to relax and to prepare for the press. With coach Topex (Robinson), Lyceum is a different team. If we want to beat Lyceum we have to raise our intensity level.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe Lions went ahead, 51-49, after Ranbill Tongco drilled a triple with 1:15 left in the second period, before ripping the game wide open early in the third behind Arnaud Noah and Clint Doliguez.San Beda held Lyceum to 29 points in the second half. Robert Bolick. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFacing the team tipped to challenge their reign in the NCAA, the San Beda Red Lions gave the Lyceum Pirates a quick reminder of their strength and firepower.Robert Bolick scattered 16 points to lead a balanced offensive as the Lions turned back the Pirates, 96-79, last Wednesday for an impressive start to their Filoil Flying V Premier Cup campaign in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Gilas needs Blatche backup Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo MOST READ LATEST STORIES LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF In other games, Perpetual Help outlasted the University of the East Red Warriors, 72-68, for its second win in four games, while University of the Philippines nipped Emilio Aguinaldo College, 61-59.The Altas saw their 13-point lead cut to one early in the final period before Gab Dagangon and Jack Hao joined forces to restore order for Perpetual.Alvin Pasaol was the lone bright spot for the Warriors finishing with 19 points as Mark Olayon and Clark Derige were each held to six points.Paul Desiderio tossed 18 points while Diego Dario added 14 points, including the marginal basket late in the game for the Fighting Maroons who improved to 3-0.“We started flat but we calmed down ourselves and it was good that we were able to bounce back and it all started in our defense,” said UP coach Bo Perasol. “We need to learn some more on how to close out the game. I think we closed the game really bad but Diego’s shot bailed us out.”ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more