Southland Sends 140 Cross Country Athletes to NCAA Regionals

first_imgMcNeese (9) – Alex Eykelbosch, Jessica Fox, Sally Hughes, Imogen Hull, Gladys Jerotich, Sara Lamdendola, Alissa Lander, Estela Pina, Jordan Waine Lamar (7) – Katie Buckley, Julie Emmerson, Sarah Foster, Mya Taylor, Katy Whiteoak, Mollie Williams, Sophie Wood Central Arkansas (9) – Thomas Cain, Brock Collins, Jared Hamilton, Jaron Hamilton, Alex Hanson, Hunter Henderson, Julien Jeandree, Alonzo Pollum, Markus Schweikert Northwestern State (2) – Emily Blanchard, Isabella Hudson South Central Regional Championships Homepage | Timing SiteCOLLEGE STATION, Texas – Seventy-seven men’s athletes and 63 women’s athletes will represent the Southland Conference at the 2018 NCAA Division I Cross Country South Central Regional Championships on Friday morning at Texas A&M’s Dale Watts ’71 Cross Country Course. The women’s 6K race begins at 9:15 a.m. CT while the men’s 10K starts at 10:15 a.m. The top two teams and the first four finishers in the race not associated with those two teams will advance to the NCAA Championships, held Nov. 17 in Madison, Wis.Incarnate Word, one of 12 Southland men’s teams who will compete at the regional race, leads the way with 11 entries. Central Arkansas, the 2018 Southland Conference champion, entered nine individuals, followed by five institutions with seven racers. Two-time defending Southland Conference individual champion Jamie Crowe headlines Lamar’s entry card, along with teammate Jordan Rowe, the league’s Newcomer of the Year. The duo finished first and second with times of 25:59.1 and 26:17.5, respectively, at last month’s conference championship. Crowe is the top returning athlete from last year’s regional championship, finishing 15th with a time of 30:30.5.On the women’s side, UIW also paces the league with 11 student-athletes set to compete, while McNeese sends nine runners to College Station. Southland Conference champion Texas A&M-Corpus Christi joins Lamar, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin with seven entries.Just the second individual champion from A&M-Corpus Christi, Allyson Girard looks to carry momentum from her victorious time of 22:15.6 at the conference championship. New Orleans’ international-transfer Arina Kleshchukova, the league’s Newcomer of the Year, is the Privateers’ lone entry. McNeese’s Gladys Jerotich is the top returning female after finishing 33rd with a time of 20:58.1 in 2017.For a full list of entries, box draws, course maps and more, visit the South Central Regional Championships Homepage, courtesy of host institution Texas A&M.Southland Conference Men’s Entries (77) Incarnate Word (11) – Andrea Abeyta, Itzel Alcantar, Ivette Alcanter, Dominique Allen, Elizabeth Alvarado, Stephanie Diaz, Alia Henderson, Megan Hernandez, Danielle Martinez, Katherine Ramirez, Emily Wilson Abilene Christian (3) – Briahna Gerlach, Carnley Graham, Hannah Marut New Orleans (1) – Arina Kleshchukova Sam Houston State (7) – Sergio Armendariz, Alex Hernandez, Jordan Leon, Michel Leo, Jeffrey Moore, Cameron Theriot, David Zavala Nicholls (6) – Eleana Callejas, Isabelle Caron, Julia Garcia Verges, Faith Keter, Joyce Kiplagat, Lara Reifers McNeese (6) – Miguel Lopez-Barrera, Aaron Gilliam, Niall Holt, Markus Kopp, Damian O’Boyle, Daniel Saina New Orleans (7) – Kaleb Chanet, Mark Golay, Lucas Marcello, Nicholas Phillips, Alec Snell, Ethan Suire, Chandler Sullivan Abilene Christian (3) – Levi Chambers, Drew Cummings, Travis Nichols Lamar (7) – Matthew Arnold, Jamie Crowe, Nejc Ferle, Kyle Garcia, Jack Gooch, Jordan Rowe, James Stockings Central Arkansas (1) – Gracie Hyde Houston Baptist (2) – Stephen Aguilar, Enoch Ramirez Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (7) – Steven Galli, Andrew Gandy, Matthew Lara, Oscar Leyva, Juan Salinas, Marek Spriesterbach, Isaac VargasSouthland Conference Women’s Entries (63) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (7) – Alana Blankenship, Valentina Campos, Allyson Girard, Marissa Martinez, Morgan McCutchen, Samantha Miller, Cynthia Quiroga Incarnate Word (11) – Garrett Cortez, Christopher Gonzalez, Deion Hardy, Spencer Herbstritt, Adam Herrera, Baptiste Jard, Tyler Martin, Aldo Nava, Israel Orihuela, Jorge Quintero, Christopher Winski Houston Baptist (2) – Jessica Rabius, Naomi Simei Southeastern Louisiana (5) – Zachary Barthel, Anthony Cordero, Adam Cortez, Grant O’Callaghan, Bryant White Nicholls (6) – Cam Carter, Teril Cooper, Daniel Figueroa, Tyler Granger, Jonathan Hernandez, Dustin Worley Sam Houston State (7) – Hailey Chorn, Sandy Clarkin, Lizzy Duenes, Rebeca Gonzalez, Hanna Sanchez, Hannah Tarrant, Cryslan Tucker Stephen F. Austin (7) – Alexis Antkowiak, Claire Crone, LaSean Davis, Carolyn Evans, Elizabeth Guerra, Kelsey Ramirez, Taryn Surratt Stephen F. Austin (7) – Awet Beraki, Pedro Flores, Titus Kiplagat, Maxwell Murphy, Erick Rotich, Chris Shirk, Grant Tifflast_img read more

Koy Banal throws hat in UE coaching sweepstakes

first_imgBad back and all, rookie Herndon shines for Magnolia Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Banal also took his act to the PBA when he served as the head coach for the Phoenix Fuel Masters from 2014 to 2016.He is currently the head coach for Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League, where he is assisted by his brother and fellow multi-titled mentor Joel Banal.“UE is on a 31-year title drought. I’ve done it with San Beda after a 28-year drought. Coach Joel broke the 14-year drought for Ateneo [and he] will be my consultant if we’ll be given the chance,” said Banal. “We know what to do and how to do it.”Though UE has yet to issue a statement on to what direction it wants the Red Warriors to go, Banal already has an inside track for the job as he is set to handle super scorer Alvin Pasaol with the Skippers this upcoming 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup.UE finished UAAP Season 80 at seventh place with a 3-11 record, which ultimately led to Pumaren’s ouster from the post.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PBA IMAGESFailing to make it to the UAAP Final Four for the eighth straight year, University of the East may just need a divine intervention moving forward.And one name immediately comes to mind.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Koy Banal has bared his intentions to take the mantle for the Red Warriors as he hopes to be the successor to the post left by coach Derrick Pumaren.“Yes, I’ve submitted my application,” he shared as he seeks to land the job and start the rebuild in preparation for UAAP Season 81.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 folkBanal is no stranger to the collegiate scene, coaching Far Eastern University from 2000 to 2004 where he won a pair of titles with Arwind Santos leading the charge for the Tamaraws.He also steered the San Beda Red Lions to the NCAA Season 82 championship in 2006 with Nigerian center Sam Ekwe leading the way, before steering the wheel for the Arellano Chiefs from 2011 to 2013. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Pacquiao headlines WBC summit honorees

first_imgAteneo sweeps La Salle MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The two-week convention will similarly acknowledge the accomplishments of past champions Rene Barrientos (super featherweight), flyweight Erbito Salavarria, super feather Rolando Navarrete, flyweight Frank Cedeno, featherweight Luisito Espinosa and super fly Gerry Peñalosa.Likewise to be feted during the event organized by the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) are flyweights Malcolm Tuñacao and Sonny Boy Jaro, light flyweights Rolando Pascua, Brian Viloria, Rodel Mayol and bantamweight Nonito Donaire Jr.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 Chriss“These boxers sacrificed to give honor and pride to our country,” said GAB chair Abraham “Baham” Mitra. “It is only fitting for them to be recognized for their achievements.”Pacquiao snared his first major title when he knocked out Chachai Sasakul of Thailand during the eighth round of their WBC flyweight fight on Dec. 4, 1998 while Peñalosa clinched the WBC super fly title at the expense of Japanese Hiroshi Kawashima via unanimous decision in 1997. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sen. Manny Pacquiao headlines the gallery of Filipino world champions who will be recognized by the World Boxing Council (WBC).Pacquiao, the sport’s only eight-division world champion, will hog the spotlight during the WBC 3rd Women’s Convention and Asian Summit this month at Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.ADVERTISEMENT Aside from these former champions, current world titleholders Jerwin Ancajas (IBF junior bantamweight), Vic Saludar (WBO minimumweight), Pacquiao (WBC welterweight), Michael Dasmarinas (IBO bantam) and Donaire (WBA bantam) will be honored.Six championship bouts are scheduled during the convention with current champion Azizbek Abdugofurov of Uzbekistan staking his immaculate record against and WBC silver super middleweight belt against Wuzhati Nuerlang of China in the main fight.The 26-year-old Abdugofurov (8 wins, 0 loss) is coming off a unanimous-decision victory over Russia’s Dmitrii Chudinov (21 wins, 3, losses) at his hometown’s Sport Palace last May.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Crime against sugar workers

first_imgDear EditorThousands of sugar workers of the Guyana Sugar Corporation from Skeldon, Rose Hall and East Demerara Estates will surely face the similarly harsh sufferings we are going through at Wales Estate.Our children can’t get enough and proper meals; clearly, they are being malnourished. Some of them are forced to become school drop-outs. We are noticing many of the boys are attracted to stealing, while we are not pleased with the behaviour of some of our young daughters.We did not expect, at the time of our redundancy, that we would have to encounter the present dreadful situation. Seeing is believing. Those who decided to close Wales, Rose Hall, Skeldon and East Demerara Estates must answer for the crime they committed against us before an impartial tribunal.Those workers from Uitvlugt, Blairmont and Albion estates must take warning, for the Government will not spare their estates, despite the President’s assurance.We believe that those of us – about 7,000 – who have been pushed to the breadline should obtain some monetary assistance every week. At least the sum of $19,500 per month – a pensioner’s allowance, though highly inadequate, should be given to us. For 7,000 workers at $19,500, the monthly sum is $136.5 million. This is within the possibility of the Government.Yours faithfully,Liebert Alleynelast_img read more

China-Africa Summit: A New Starting Point for Carrying Forward China-Africa Cooperation

first_imgOn December 4 and 5 of this year, both Chinese and African people will witness a highlighted moment in the history of China-Africa relations as the Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Zuma will co-chair this summit, with the attendance of the heads of state and government and representatives of 50 African countries and President of the AU Commission. As the first FOCAC summit taking place on the African continent, it is destined to be a historic grand event to consolidate solidarity and cooperation between China and Africa.Since the founding of FOCAC 15 years ago, China-Africa cooperation has yielded more and more fruitful results. As a fine example of South-South cooperation, the forum now stands as an important platform for China-Africa collective dialogue and practical cooperation as well as a banner guiding the development of China-Africa relations. FOCAC has become a resounding brand for China-Africa solidarity and cooperation, and a model for leading international cooperation. In this regard, China-Africa cooperation has been constantly enriched, covering broader areas with more diversified participants. -In the economic field, the trade volume between China and Africa has soared from US$10 billion to US$220 billion in the past 15 years and China has been African largest trade partner for 6 consecutive years. During the same period, China’s direct investment in Africa has sharply increased from US$500 million to US$30 billion. By September 2015, China and African countries had signed loan agreements worth more than US$30 billion.-In the assistance field, China has completed the building of 5 new agro-tech demonstration centers, 7 vocational training facilities, 14 culture facilities, 7 metrological infrastructure projects, 67 well digging and water supply projects and 9 forest protection and management projects. China has also provided training for 30,173 personnel since 2012 and offered scholarships to a total of 15,126 African students in 2013 and 2014. -In the medical assistance, a total of 43 Chinese medical teams are stationed in 42 African countries and 1,771 Chinese medical workers have been sent to Africa since 2012. Especially when the Ebola ravaged in West Africa including Liberia, China responded quickly and provided 4 rounds of emergency assistance worth over US$110 million.-In the people to people exchanges, hundreds of projects have been conducted under the frameworks of “China-Africa People-to-People Friendly Action” initiative, “China-Africa Joint Research and Exchange Plan” and “China-Africa Think Tanks 10+10 Partner Plan”. Since 2013, about 300 Chinese young volunteers have provided service in more than 20 African countries. In 2014, 3,062,400 Chinese citizens chose Africa as their first stop in overseas trips and 24 African countries have become approved destinations for Chinese tourist groups.-In the peace and security fields, currently there are 2,700 Chinese peacekeepers deployed in 7 UN missions in Africa. China has joined the international actions to fight against the pirates in the Gulf of Aden and waters of the coast of Somalia. During the United Nations General Assembly this year, President Xi Jinping announced that China will provide $100 million worth of military grant to AU. Looking into the future, China and Africa provide immense opportunities for each other. China and Africa are both developing regions facing common challenges of development and sharing broad common interests in a world that is undergoing and will continue to undergo and complex changes. Development is the priority of China and Africa and both sides are at a crucial stage of development and have formulated ambitious development strategies. China and Africa both have distinctive features. China has mature and applicative technology and equipment and relatively abundant capital, while Africa is blessed with a remarkable advantage of markets, labour, power and natural resources. China and Africa have been rising hand in hand with the Chinese Dream and the African Dream taking off side by side. It is estimated that in the next five years, China will import goods worth $10 trillion and invest over $500 billion overseas. At the same time, outbound visits made by Chinese people will exceed 500 million. This will bring enormous business opportunities to the world, Liberia and other African countries included.The upcoming FOCAC Johannesburg Summit is a new historical starting point for carrying forward China-Africa cooperation. This FOCAC Summit is under the theme “China-Africa Progressing Together: Win-Win Cooperation for Common Development”. Leaders of China and the African countries will gather in South Africa to discuss the ways to further align China and Africa’s development strategies and map out the new blueprint for China-Africa cooperation and it will surely benefit the peoples of the two sides. What’s more, the leaders will plan from the comprehensive and strategic perspectives the prospects of China-Africa relations under the new situation, center on the two most urgent tasks of accelerating industrialization and agricultural modernization in Africa, and vigorously remove the two bottlenecks of backward infrastructure and insufficient talents. The leaders will focus on helping the African countries build the three systems of industrialization, food security and public health prevention and control, so as to work out the three major problems of employment, food and health. The leaders will also push China-Africa practical cooperation to upgrade from general trade to production capacity cooperation, from project contracting to investment and management, and from assistance to independent development, in efforts to achieve common development and shared prosperity of the two sides. The summit will pay more attention to people’s livelihood, attach greater importance to inputting in the field of poverty-reduction and favor for the least developed countries, women, children and other groups in need of assistance and support, and more comprehensively embody its features of “co-consultation, co-contribution and sharing”, so as to constantly provide impetus and vigor for the long-term development of China-Africa cooperation. During the summit, China will announce new measures of cooperation with Africa for the next three years. These new measures will directly serve the development strategies of both sides. Priorities will be given to address two major bottlenecks constraining Africa’s development, namely the backward infrastructure and the lack of professionals. Moreover, China will focus on issues concerning African people’s wellbeing, like food, employment and health, and strengthen cooperation in such major areas as industrialization, agricultural modernization, infrastructure building, public health and poverty reduction, investment and trade facilitation, people-to-people exchanges, peace and security and green development.As part of China-Africa relationship, China-Liberia relationship has been developing in a fast track and significant progresses have been made in bilateral cooperation in various fields. Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and Chinese President, H.E. Xi Jinping, agreed to build China-Liberia Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership during her successful visit to China last month. I believe that it is right the time to further deepen the bilateral cooperation under the framework of FOCAC. Accordingly, I believe that through our joint efforts, the FOCAC Johannesburg Summit will be a great success and also a precious opportunity guiding the future development of the comprehensive cooperation partnership between China and Liberia. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man United transfer update! Strootman has ‘shaken hands’ on Red Devils move

first_imgKevin Strootman has ‘shaken hands’ on a move to Manchester United, according to Dutch journalist Hugo Borst.The Holland star had been linked with a move to the Red Devils earlier this year, but picked up an injury just before the start of the 2014 World Cup.And Borst, who has recently penned a new book about Louis van Gaal, claims the 24-year-old agreed to join his countryman at Old Trafford, before the ex-Bayern Munich boss had even taken over the reins at the Premier League side.“In the spring of 2014 there was a match between PSV and Feyenoord,” he told Hawksbee and Delaney. “Robin van Persie was in the stands, along with Louis van Gaal. On the other side was Kevin Strootman. The pair chatted, this was when people knew Van Gaal was going to Manchester United.“Van Gaal asked Strootman whether he was interested in playing for Manchester United, and he said he was very willing. They have shaken hands on the deal.“It won’t be in January but it will be next summer. He is an outstanding player.”last_img read more

Matthews Jr. expects to return for next trip

first_imgBy Doug Padilla STAFF WRITER Perhaps Gary Matthews Jr. should have wished for world peace, or at least a World Series title. Matthews said Wednesday he expects to return from his sprained right ankle by the start of the next trip Monday, which would give him six days worth of at-bats in order to get ready for the postseason. When he was injured Sept. 11 at Baltimore, the injury was serious enough that Matthews thought he broke the ankle while sliding into second base. X-rays proved otherwise, so at that point his dream scenario was to get into some games before the playoffs started. But even that seemed unlikely. After a week’s worth of rehab and strengthening exercises, the only thing that is giving Matthews trouble now is batting from the left side of the plate. “Really that’s the only time when it sort of stings a little bit, when it bites, is when I am pivoting hitting left-handed,” Matthews said. “It’s when I’m pivoting to the right or twisting to the right. It feels good this morning so … ” There is even an outside chance Matthews could return for this weekend’s series at home against the Seattle Mariners, but he wouldn’t endorse that idea. “I wouldn’t write it,” he said. Matthews has continued to produce as much as he did last season when his breakout year earned him a five-year, $50 million deal from the Angels. His 18 home runs are one off his career high set last season and his 72 RBIs are seven off his career mark set in 2006. He is batting .257 this year, well off his mark of .313 a year ago. But where Matthews’ recent absence has been felt the most is in center field, where he has been a steadying influence all season. “Yeah, I think Gary, the defense he’s brought this year, has been spectacular,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “When you’re (evaluating) a player and what he’s done, it’s a real eye-opener when his presence is not there. You see the void. “The other guys are good defenders, too, but Gary is a special player and gives us a different look and it’s important for us.” Matthews made it a priority to make an impact on defense this year while playing between left fielder Garret Anderson and right fielder Vladimir Guerrero. “I hope I make it easier on Garret and Vlady out there,” Matthews said. “I want to make it easier on them, but also to let our pitching staff know they don’t have to be perfect. “I hope our pitching staff knows that if they make a mistake there is a good chance I can run it down. More than anything I just want to be that steadying influence for our staff and hope I’ve brought that.” Guerrero dislikes DH role Guerrero remains stuck in the designated hitter role as his sore right triceps continues to ache. Guerrero has not tried throwing a ball since giving it a go in Chicago on Friday and stopping because of discomfort. He will try to resume throwing today. Scioscia said there is a chance the injury could linger into the postseason. While not a fan of the DH position, Guerrero said he has grown accustomed to it the last week. “At first it took me a couple days to get used to it,” he said through broadcaster Jose Mota, who was serving as interpreter. “(Knowing) that I would be relegated to that role, I tried to find a routine that worked for me. “It was a little harder. Now I know I am going to be there as a DH. I want to get back to right field, but I’m used to the routine and I know what’s expected of me and I feel great about it.” Covering the bases Chone Figgins, who suffered a bone bruise in his right wrist nearly a month ago, has just started to swing from the right side of the plate. He might not be comfortable hitting right-handed until the trip next week. … Saturday’s game time has been changed to 12:55 p.m. to accommodate national television. doug.padilla@sgvn.com160Want 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

Sadio Mane scores for Senegal but Japan fight back to earn draw

first_imgLINE-UPSJapan: Kawashima, Hiroki Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo, Haraguchi, Hasebe, Shibasaki, Inui, Kagawa, Osako.Subs: Higashiguchi, Ueda, Honda, Endo, Okazaki, Usami, Muto, Yamaguchi, Oshima, Makino, Gotoku Sakai, Nakamura.Senegal: Khadim N’Diaye, Sabaly, Koulibaly, Sane, Wague, Ndiaye, Alfred N’Diaye, Gueye, Sarr, Niang, Mane.Subs: Diallo, Mbengue, Mbodji, Sow, Kouyate, Diouf, N’Doye, Konate, Sakho, Balde, Gassama, Gomis.TABLE 6 MOMENT OF THE MATCH32-year-old veteran Keisuke Honda came off the bench to grab an assist for Japan against Colombia on Tuesday, but went one better than that against Senegal. When his country needed him, Honda stepped up and became the first Japanese player to score at three different World Cups. He may not be the inspirational centrepiece he once was, but can still have a major impact at major tournaments. Sadio Mane put Senegal ahead Japan scored two equalisers to ensure they claimed a share of the spoils from their second World Cup match against Senegal on Sunday.The Blue Samurai won their opening game in a surprise result against Colombia while the Lions of Teranga also caused an upset by beating Poland.Therefore both teams are now currently joint top of group H on four points apiece. 6 In the second half, Japan missed two big chances in three minutes when Yuya Osako let a sitter pass him by and Inui crashed a shot against the bar.This looked to have cost them dearly, as Moussa Wague then fired Senegal back in front after a pull back from Sabaly reached him at the far post with 19 minutes remaining.However, seven minutes later, Keisuke Honda levelled once again – tapping in after a goalkeeping disaster from Khadim N’Diaye. Inui made his mark on the World Cup Keisuke Honda celebrates tapping in Japan’s second equaliser Senegal started the brighter of the two sides, but were a touch fortunate with their opening goal. Youssouf Sabaly’s shot was parried out by Japanese ‘keeper Eiji Kawashima and bounced in off of Sadio Mane’s knee after eleven minutes.23 minutes later, Japan had were in a rhythm of their own and found a sensational equaliser. A ball from deep was beautifully taken down by Yuto Nagatomo, who laid off for Takashi Inui. Inui curled a strike into the far corner to bring his side level. 6 6 Takashi Inui scored Japan’s first of two equalisers STAR MAN – Takashi InuiInui seriously impressed for Japan in this game. The 30-year-old Betis winger curled home the first of his country’s equalisers with an exquisite finish and nearly gave them the lead in the second half as a similar effort rattled the crossbar. Honda rescued his nation, not for the first time 6 6last_img read more

SCHOOL BOOK SCHEME EXTENDED TO ALL DONEGAL SCHOOLS – HARTE

first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte has welcomed news that school-book rental schemes will be extended to every primary school in Donegal, following an announcement in Budget 2014.Senator Jimmy Harte“At present, the average costs to parents in Donegal for primary school books is between €60 and €80. This figure could drop to as little as only €20 as a result of the decision in the Budget to extend school-book rental schemes to every primary school in Ireland.“Back to school costs have been increasingly punitive for local families in recent years, with the problem of book and uniform costs being particularly acute. “I am pleased the Labour Party has taken decisive action in Budget 2014 to reduce the cost of school books by rolling out this scheme on a national basis, while we are also working on new proposals to give parents a say in the costs of school uniforms.Each year, €15 million is provided to Irish schools to invest in school books.“We believe that schools should use this funding to establish book rental schemes, and reduce the costs to parents. However, the latest figures show that 24% of primary schools in Ireland do not currently operate book rental schemes, despite the fact that such schemes can make a big difference to household budgets.“That is why the Labour Party has moved in this Budget not only to protect current funding levels for existing school book schemes, but to provide a further €5 million for each of the next three years so that book rental schemes can be delivered in all primary schools. I look forward to the effects of this very positive initiative being passed onto families in the locality when the new school term begins next September.” Meanwhile, Labour Minister Ruairi Quinn also confirmed in the Budget his intention to recruit an extra 1,400 teachers, and to protect class sizes for the third year running.“This comes despite immense pressure to make savings in his Department. This is in contrast to Fianna Fail who increased the pupil teacher ratio in 2009.“The Labour Party, by comparison, has protected class sizes, and recognises the huge sacrifices made by families since the financial crisis took hold. Our ministers fought hard in this Budget to ensure that families receive tangible supports so they could feel the difference in their everyday lives and personal circumstances.“The introduction of free GP care for children aged five and under, further underlines our commitment to help hard-pressed families, especially those who pay for everything but qualify for nothing.” SCHOOL BOOK SCHEME EXTENDED TO ALL DONEGAL SCHOOLS – HARTE was last modified: October 21st, 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:BOOK RENTAL SCHEMEdonegaljimmy hartelast_img read more

Cranes hoping for maximum points against DRC

first_img Tags: Abdu LumalaAFCON 2019Bevis MugabiDenis OnyangoDRC congoEmmanuel OkwiFarouk Miyagodfrey walusimbiHassan WasswaKhalid AuchoMike AziraMurushid Juukopatrick kadduSebastien DesabretopUganda CranesYannick Bolasie and Cedric BakamabuYusuf Mulumbu The Cranes best performance came in the 1978 edition.AFCON 2019Congo DR vs Uganda Cairo International Stadium, CairoSaturday, 22-06-2019 @5:30pmThe Uganda Cranes will be hoping to get off to the best possible start, when they take on Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in their AFCON 2019 Group A opener on Saturday afternoon.After a 2-week long camp in Abu Dhabi, the Cranes are understood to have had the best of preparations as they seek to write history in Ugandan football.Uganda’s best ever performance at the AFCON, dates back to 1978, when they finished as the tournament’s runners up after losing 0-2 to Ghana in the final.In 2017, the Cranes made their return to AFCON after 39 years of waiting, however, they could not get past the group stages.This time round, especially after the tournament was expanded to 24 teams, Uganda is expected to make the last 16.Uganda boosts arguably the best goalkeeper at the tournament in Denis Onyango and coupled with a talented crop in front of him, it is only right to up the expectations, starting with the game against DRC.What they are saying ahead of the gameDenis Onyango, Uganda Cranes captain“We shall need to work as a complete team. To get as far as we can, we need to get the best use of the team quality.“We have camped for a long time in Abu Dhabi and virtually all the players know each other well. Football is a team sport and you cannot win a game when you are playing individual football.“Against DR Congo, we need that first victory because it always pushes us further. Our goal is to go past the group stages.Sebastien Desabre, Uganda Cranes head coach“The Uganda Cranes team is ready to compete at the 2019 AFCON finals in Egypt. The players are ready to give the maximum.“We have good organisation, cohesion and quality in the team basing on values of working together. Each player has a task to play together.“As a complete unit we shall achieve a lot. The spirit is good enough. We camped in Abu Dhabi to get used to the weather here in Egypt. The weather was not good for us in the first week but we later acclimatised to it. I am happy with the camp we had in Abu Dhabi.Uganda lost 0-1 to Egypt in their first game in the last edition in Gabon and it is a scenario that they will need to avoid this time round.However, DRC will be having very different ideas come match day. The Leopards have progressed passed the group stages in each of their last two AFCON appearances and know how pivotal the first game is.DRC has progressed to the knock out stages in each of their past two AFCON tournaments’ appearances.Having won the title twice in history, DRC are strong outsiders to clinch this years’ title and with a squad boosting the likes of Yusuf Mulumbu, Yannick Bolasie and Cedric Bakamabu, they are indeed out to cause havoc starting with the game against UgandaMatch StatsDR Congo have progressed through to the knockout stages at each of the last two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and achieved a third-place finish in 2015. The squad arrived in Egypt on Monday night direct from Spain where they had held their pre-tournament training camp having concluded their preparations with a 1-1 draw against Kenya. Although they are unbeaten in their last five matches, they have won only one of those games with a solitary win against Liberia being their only success in their last nine outings.Uganda are appearing at the Africa Cup of Nations for the second consecutive time having featured in 2017 after an absence of 39 years without making it through to the finals. They had a comfortable qualifying passage to reach this stage as they didn’t lose a match or concede a goal in five matches before a defeat in Tanzania when they had already confirmed qualification. Preparations for the tournament were completed with a 1-0 victory against the Ivory Coast last Saturday. Farouk Miya – who is likely to be one of Uganda’s main players at the tournament – scored his 22nd international goal to settle the match in Uganda’s favour.Uganda Cranes probable line upDenis Onyango (GK), Bevis Mugabi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Farouk Miya, Emmanuel Okwi, Abdu Lumala, Patrick Kaddu.The other Group A gameEgypt vs Zimbabwe – Saturday, 21-06-2019 @11pmSaturday’s other fixtures-Nigeria vs Burundi @8pm-Guinea vs Madagascar @11pmComments last_img read more