Sam Houston State’s Hanna Alberto Awarded Women’s Golf Player of the Year

first_imgNameSchoolClassHometown Jenna PhillipsSam Houston StateJr.Austin, Texas Kaity Cummings3*Houston BaptistJr.Waco, Texas Emma Svensson3Central ArkansasJr.Halmstad, Sweden FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Hanna Alberto is the 2017-18 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Player of the Year, the league announced Thursday with the all-conference teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Alberto, a two-time selection to the first team, was voted for the top player honor after a season in which she won three tournaments in her sophomore campaign. The native of Kingwood, Texas, led the conference in average score at 72.73. Her 1.21 score vs. par was the best in the league. At the Southland Conference Women’s Golf Championship, Alberto placed second and two strokes off the lead, carding a 71 in her last round. Her low round of the season was 67.Central Arkansas’ Geraldine Wong was voted to the second team and garnered the Freshman of the Year distinction. She ended the season ranked sixth for scoring average at 75.07. Lamar’s Eva Martinez, a sophomore from Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, is the Newcomer of the Year. She carded a 76.08 average for the year.Leading his Houston Baptist squad to its second consecutive Southland title, David Shuster is the Coach of the Year. He picks up the accolade for the second consecutive season. The Huskies are set to compete at the NCAA Austin Regional from May 7-9.UCA leads the first team with junior Emma Svensson and senior Fernanda Lira each claiming their third all-conference selection. The two earned individual selections to the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, the first time in program history the Bears have accomplished that feat. They will tee off Monday, May 7.The 2018 Southland Championship top finisher, HBU’s Kaity Cummings, also earns her third selection to an all-conference team. The junior from Waco, Texas, shot one-under in the championship round to win the title after heading into the day eight-over par. This is Cummings’ first nod to the conference’s first team.Lamar’s Elodie Chapelet secured her second consecutive selection to the first team, finishing the year ranked fourth in the conference for scoring average at 74.08.Lexi Brooks of HBU was voted to the second team to receive her third selection in as many years. Sam Houston’s Jenna Phillips and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Autumn Bynum round out the all-conference picks.All-Conference teams and individual superlatives are voted on by each league school’s head coach and sports information director. Voting for oneself or one’s own athletes is not permitted.2017-18 Southland Women’s Golf All-Conference TeamsPlayer of the Year: Hanna Alberto, Sam Houston StateFreshman of the Year: Geraldine Wong, Central ArkansasNewcomer of the Year: Eva Martinez, LamarCoach of the Year: David Shuster, Houston BaptistFirst Team Honorable Mention: Sara Zrnikova, Houston Baptist; Madison Frerking, UIW.2 Two-time All-Conference selection3 Three-time All-Conference selection* 2018 Southland Championship top finisher Elodie Chapelet2LamarSo.Souraide, France Second Team Autumn BynumTexas A&M-Corpus ChristiSo.Montgomery, Texas Fernanda Lira3Central ArkansasSr.Mexico City, Mexico NameSchoolClassHometown Geraldine WongCentral ArkansasFr.Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hanna Alberto2Sam Houston StateSo.Kingwood, Texas Eva MartinezLamarSo.Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain Lexi Brooks3Houston BaptistJr.Kingwood, Texaslast_img read more

Norths impressed with PNG crowd

first_imgOver 10,000 people attended the match on Saturday night at the National Football Stadium, which saw the SP PNG Hunters defeat Devils 38-22.Devils coach Mark Gliddon said the crowd was outstanding and very passionate about the game.“Before coming to PNG, we watched the video of the match last week to see how the crowd supports.“I purposely showed the boys the crowd and how passionate they’re about rugby league,” Gliddon said.He said it was great to witness the crowd cheer for both teams.Gliddon added that the stadium is also outstanding and a lot of his players haven’t played in anything like this before.Devils captain Billy Brittian said it was a good experience for them to play in front of a big crowd.“I don’t think there’ve been too many crowd over in Australia that get behind their team like what they do over here.“The facility is amazing and you wouldn’t see this at the Intrust Cup level, you’d only see this type of facility at NRL level so the Hunters are very lucky.“It just shows how well it has taken the Hunters to this stage. Their professionalism off the field is transitioning onto the field as well, mainly due to their awesome facilities,” Brittian said.last_img read more

Early theme to NBA season: You score, I score, we all score

first_imgMOST READ Curry on mouthpiece-tossing incident: ‘I’ve got to be better than that’ D’Antoni ran the NBA’s most potent offense when he was in Phoenix a decade ago, and in 2006-07 the Suns were the only team to average 110 for the season, finishing at 110.2.That would have barely cracked the top 10 entering Tuesday’s play. The Nets — yes, the Nets — are leading the way, averaging 123.5 a night. The system of playing small and firing 3-pointers may have been sneered at then, but it’s practically becoming the norm now.“It’s hard to keep your bigs in the game now, so there’s nobody tall at the rim anymore,” Orlando coach Frank Vogel said. “I think that’s made offense a lot easier. It’s really just kind of a style of play and stylistically teams are playing with more shooting and more guards and more speed and less rim protection around the basket, so it’s definitely benefited the offense.”He had Roy Hibbert in that role when he was in Indiana, and the Pacers rode their rugged defense toward the top of the Eastern Conference. Now, Vogel’s Magic have yielded 126 and 121 while splitting a pair of games against the Nets.Brooklyn is the first team since the Lakers, Pacers and Pistons in 1985-86 to open with four straight 115-point games.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 A third of the league is averaging 110 or more, and the Brooklyn Nets became the first team to score 115 in their first four games in 32 years — and they only won half of them, because they were giving up more than 120 a night.The floor is open and offenses are flowing — with ease.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“The game has changed. Offense has changed in the last 10 years radically just because the players are getting better, they shoot the ball better, offense has opened up, 3-point line, everybody shoots now,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “So the offense has changed radically. Defense traditionally has not changed that much.”It’s advantage offense in a big, entertaining fashion. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Brooklyn Nets’ D’Angelo Russell (1) gets between Orlando Magic’s Terrence Ross (31) and Bismack Biyombo (11) for a shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)Maybe it’s the 3-ball. Perhaps it’s all about small ball.Whatever the reasons, NBA teams had few problems putting the ball in the basket and piling up points through the first week of the regular season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set D’Antoni believes defenses will have to evolve because “they can’t keep up with the offense.”That, NBA fans, is an understatement.WEEK 1 MVPNobody has ever started an NBA season quite like Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo.He put up 147 points, 43 rebounds and 21 assists during the Bucks’ 3-1 start, stats that the NBA said had never been reached in a player’s first four games. He scored at least 30 points in every game, including a career-high 44 against Portland.Antetokounmpo is also off to the best scoring start in Bucks history. Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 146 in 1970-71, when he won his first of two straight MVP awards.Antetokounmpo might be on his way to one. The online sportsbook Bovada lowered his odds from 10 to 1 in the preseason to 5 to 2 Monday, listing the Greek player as its current MVP favorite.Other things to watch around the league:HOMECOMING WEEK: DeMarcus Cousins returns to Sacramento for the first time since his midseason trade to New Orleans last season when the Pelicans visit the Kings on Thursday. The next night, Paul Millsap is back in Atlanta for the first time since moving West to the Denver Nuggets over the summer.MOVING ON UP: San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich needs four wins to pass Phil Jackson and move into sixth place of the NBA’s career list. Jackson had 1,155 victories in the regular season. Popovich has 1,152 entering the Spurs’ game in Miami on Wednesday.GEORGE’S GUESTS: Paul George will see his old Indiana mates Wednesday when the Pacers visit Oklahoma City for the first time since surprisingly trading their All-Star forward in the summer. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ BACKCOURT BATTLE: Two of the league’s best backcourts go head-to-head Friday when John Wall and Bradley Beal lead Washington into Oracle Arena to face Golden State’s Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.STAT LINE OF THE WEEK: Ben Simmons, Philadelphia: 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists Monday in a 97-86 victory over Detroit. The rookie needed just four games for his first career triple-double.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

New forecast calls for less rain than originally predicted over long weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Original Estimates have been significantly reduced but both Environment Canada and the Weather Network are still calling for 10 to 15 millilitres of local area rain Thursday.In addition, the latter is now predicting five to ten more on Friday and then another five on Monday.The current estimates should still provide wildfire fighters in the region with some relief, and Kelly Kassian of Richardson Pioneer confirms local area farmers, who got an early start on spring seeding, could also be among the beneficiaries.- Advertisement -He indicated there was considerable excitement in the farm community when the Weather Network storm estimates being put forward earlier this week, sounded like two inches.Now even the top end estimates through Monday are only about half of that, and   Environment Canada is indicating they will vary throughout the region.This is Meteorologist Lisa CaldwellAdvertisement What does still seem to be in play is a May 19th precipitation record at the local airport weather station, since it stands at only 13.1 millimetres posted in 2007.In addition, the Weather Network’s top end estimates through Monday still add up to 30 millimetres, and that would be enough to push the May total this year to 39.1, surpassing the May average of 37.9, and making this month, only one of three in the past year, to exceed the monthly average.last_img read more

Premier League clubs in record Sh187bn transfer window

first_imgThe late splashing of cash took the league’s overall transfer spending figure since the very first transfer window in January 2003 past £10 billion.The total amount spent by Premier League clubs in this transfer window was up 23 percent on last year’s record figure. Premier League clubs have also broken the record for spending in a single season (£1.430 million) and calendar year (£1.645 million).But with several potential deals collapsing late on Thursday, the league’s net spend — the difference between the cost of players bought and sold — was £20 million below last summer’s record of £685 million.Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City spent the most of any Premier League club this window — £215 million — despite their bid for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez falling through, with £52 million going on signing full-back Benjamin Mendy from Monaco, a world record for a defender.They were followed by Chelsea (£180 million), Manchester United (£145 million) and Everton (£145 million).Only four clubs — Swansea City, Arsenal, Burnley and Stoke City — recorded net transfer receipts.Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku’s £75 million move from Everton to United was the biggest single amount paid by any Premier League club for one player this window and represented more than half of the Red Devils’ spending.– ‘No surprise’ –But Deloitte’s Dan Jones insisted Premier League clubs’ spending was sustainable given a background of hugely increased revenues, particularly from broadcast rights.“Premier League clubs have broken their own record for transfer expenditure for the sixth summer in a row,” said Jones.“With the continued growth in clubs’ revenues, principally from broadcast rights, it is no surprise that Premier League clubs have continued to maintain their leading position in the world’s player transfer market,” he added.“Importantly, and when analysed in the context of generating record broadcast, commercial and matchday revenues, Premier League clubs are spending well within their means.“For the last 15 years, annual transfer spending has remained within the range of between a fifth and a third, and averaged at around a quarter, of total revenues.“With Premier League clubs’ revenue showing no sign of decreasing in the foreseeable future, we would expect to see spending continue to rise.”Despite Paris Saint-Germain spending a world record 222 million euros ($264 million) to sign Neymar from Barcelona, the Premier League remained the biggest overall transfer window purchaser among the big five European leagues, shelling out almost twice as much as the 800 million euros spent by Italy’s Serie A on new players.The Spanish transfer window, however, does not close until late Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Players involved in the top 10 deals in the Premier League transfer window; (top, L-R) Alvaro Morata, Alexandre Lacazette, Kyle Walker, Romelu Lukaku, Benjamin Mendy; (bottom, L-R) Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Ederson, Naby Keita, Nemanja Matic © AFP/File / STFLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 1 – English Premier League clubs spent a record Sh187bn (£1.4 bn) on players in a summer transfer window but were still living “well within their means” according to figures published by football analysts Deloitte on Friday.The window, which closed in England on Thursday, also saw teams from English football’s top tier set a new deadline day spending record of £210 million.last_img read more

Atletico boss Simeone banned for Europa League final

first_imgThe Argentine watched Thursday’s 1-0 home win in the return leg, which secured a 2-1 aggregate victory and a place in the final, from the directors’ box at the Wanda Metropolitano.Simeone will now also miss the May 16 final in Lyon and his side’s first two European matches of next season, while he was hit with a fine of 10,000 euros ($12,000).UEFA’s disciplinary committee also charged Marseille after away supporters set off fireworks and threw objects during the second leg of their semi-final at Salzburg.Austria’s Salzburg risk punishment themselves following a pitch invasion by fans and the throwing of objects, as well as a charge of improper conduct levied against club official Harald Lurzer.Marseille won the tie 3-2 on aggregate despite losing the second leg 2-1 after extra time.A decision on the cases will be made on May 31.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Exiled: Diego Simeone’s first-leg antics against Arsenal mean he will be again consigned to a place in the stands for the Europa League final © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSLAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 4 – Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone will be forced to watch the Europa League final against Marseille from the stands after receiving a four-match European ban for insulting a referee, UEFA said on Friday.Simeone was ordered from the touchline during last week’s 1-1 draw in the first leg of their semi-final with Arsenal after a heated exchange with French referee Clement Turpin.last_img read more

Trevor Noah gibe over ‘African-ness’ of France sparks debate

first_img0Shares0000France’s win over Croatia was the culmination of a campaign that saw coach Didier |Descahmps, their skipper 20 years ago, draw on a phalanx of players of African heritageWASHINGTON, United States, Jul 19 – A light-hearted quip about a soccer team has sparked a serious debate about identity politics and the merits of France’s “colorblind” republican model versus American multiculturalism.When the host of American television’s popular “The Daily Show” joked that the real winner of the World Cup was “Africa,” it prompted a fierce reaction on social media and drew a pointed rebuttal from the French ambassador to Washington. Trevor Noah, the popular comedian who hosts the TV show, was calling attention to the fact that many of the winning French team’s players are of African origin — immigrants themselves or the children of immigrants.“Africa won the World Cup,” he said, before adding: “I get it. They have to say it’s the French team, but look at those guys: you don’t get that tan in the south of France!”Noah’s gag provoked an avalanche of reactions on social media, reviving angry debates about the very different approaches to race, immigration and assimilation taken by France and the United States.While many commenters found Noah’s remarks amusing, others accused the 34-year-old — who grew up under South Africa’s race-based apartheid system, with a white father and black mother — as doing the work of the extreme right.French Ambassador Gerard Araud immediately sent Noah a stern letter saying that “nothing could be less true.”“The rich and various backgrounds of these players is a reflection of France’s diversity,” Araud said. “Unlike in the United States of America, France does not refer to its citizens based on their race, religion or origin.”“To us, there is no hyphenated identity, roots are an individual reality,” the ambassador continued. “By calling them an African team, it seems you are denying their Frenchness.“This, even in jest, legitimizes the ideology which claims whiteness as the only definition of being French,” said Araud, who regularly defends France’s republican model on Twitter.– Different approaches –That republican model is based on the idea that true equality can be achieved only when the state interacts with people as individuals, not as members of national, racial, religious or linguistic groups.That precludes any official collecting of race-based data, for example, but it also rules out the affirmative action approach used in the US explicitly to overcome — not prolong — years of discrimination.Some French see Americans as relentlessly race-conscious in ways that are needlessly damaging. But some Americans say the French system allows minority groups to live on in official invisibility, facing self-perpetuating social and economic obstacles.For Trevor Noah, the French simply need to get a sense of humor.“When I’m saying ‘African,’ I’m not saying it to exclude them from their French-ness, I’m saying it to include them in my African-ness,” Noah said in a video posted Wednesday on Twitter. “I’m saying, ‘I see you, my French brother of African descent.’”– Double identity –Noah said he recognized that the far right in both France and the US used the argument of people’s origin to attack immigrants and their descendants at a time both countries face sensitive immigration issues.But he added that he found it “strange” to suggest that France’s soccer stars could not be simultaneously French and African.“Why can’t they be both?” he asked. “Why is that duality only afforded to a select group of people?”“What they’re arguing here is in order to be French, you have to erase everything that is African?” Noah continued.“America is not a perfect country, but what I love about this place is that people can still celebrate their identity in their American-ness,” he said.An American can attend a parade to celebrate his or her Puerto Rican or Irish heritage, for example, while still being American, Noah said.The comedian said that some French media and politicians evoke a person’s African origin when the person is unemployed, accused of a crime or “considered unsavory.”But “when their children go on to provide a World Cup victory for France, we should only refer to them as ‘France,’” he added, referencing the case of Mamoudou Gassama, the 22-year-old African immigrant who was granted French citizenship after scaling four floors to rescue a child hanging from a balcony.Noah said he would continue to sing the players’ praises as both Africans and as French.“And if French people are saying they cannot be both, then I think they have a problem — not me.”Former US president Barack Obama touched on the same subject, but a bit less contentiously, during a visit to Johannesburg to mark the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.Praising the virtues of diversity, Obama singled out the French team, adding with a smile, “Not all these folks look like Gauls to me (but) they are French, they are French!”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA leading Donegal tax consultant has warned the Government will continue to try different ways of finding revenue following the targeting of pensioners.Michael Coll of The Tax Clinic was speaking after 100,000 letters were sent to senior citizens warning them they may face sunstantial tax bills.The has been inundated with queries from pensioners who have received letters from The Revenue Commissioners office. Letterkenny-based Michael says “Advancements in technology have allowed state agencies such as The Department of Social Protection and The Revenue Commissioners to share huge volumes of information, which has led to this investigation.”He says that only those on higher pensions are likely to be affected by any such audit, but everyone in receipt of two pensions (Occupational & State Pensions) will have to pay tax as it falls due in the future.Michael added “The new technology will lead to many more Revenue Audits in the future as they now have a database of Landlords who are in receipt of state payments from The Department of Social Protection and Local Authorities. It is also to use the data obtained in relation to the second home tax to identify potential offenders”To find out more log onto or come see myself or any of my colleagues at our new offices at 40 The Port Road Letterkenny or contact Michael on 086 3862370 or Noel on 087 7507083.  TAX CONSULTANT WARNS GOVERNMENT WILL TRY NEW TAX DEMANDS AFTER PENSIONER DEBACLE was last modified: January 11th, 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:Michael CollThe Tax Cliniclast_img read more


first_imgCllr O’Donnell pictured with the Termon LadiesCOUNTY councillor John O’Donnell is doing his bit to try to make sure Termon Ladies’ bid for Ulster title glory is right on track.The big-hearted businessman has been sponsoring the club’s buses to all of their Ulster championship victories.And he’s going to have to fork out again, as Termon are through to this year’s Ulster Senior Championship final. The senior decider will be a repeat of last year’s game between Donaghmoyne and Termon. Both sides had away wins in the semi’s and both were made work hard for their victories. Donaghmoyne beat Clann Eireann 0-13 to 1-7. There was also just three points difference in the other last four game with Termon winning 5-11 to 2-17 at Castlewellan.In the intermediate final Four Masters will meet Monaghan Harps. The Donegal side beat Ballinascreen 0-12 to 2-3 while Monaghan Harps had four points to spare over Omagh St. Enda’s winning 1-10 to 0-9.The senior and intermediate Ulster finals are on Sunday November 1 – a double header at Brewster Park in Enniskillen.Carndonagh and St. Dympna’s will contest the junior decider at Celtic Park on Saturday, November 1. Cardonagh were double score winners over Aughnamullen (2-14 to 1-7) and St. Dympna’s won a ten goal thriller against Loughinisland 7-8 to 3-11. BIG-HEARTED JOHN GETS BEHIND TERMON LADIES ULSTER GLORY BID was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Cllr John O’DonnellTermon ladiesUlster Finallast_img read more


first_imgDonegal boxing star Jason Quigley brushed aside a cut head to win his opening fight at the World Boxing Championships in Almathy, Kazakhstan today.Jason is through to last 16 in World Championships.The Ballybofey middleweight champion defeated Beijing bronze medallist Vijender Singh.It’s the 22-year-old’s first venture into world level competition. The experienced Indian, a former Asian champion, cut Quigley in a head clash forcing the fight to be stopped for a short time and the Donegal boxer to be examined by the ringside doctor.“After I felt the doctor hitting the side of the head I knew I was grand because I knew that it wasn’t going to impair my vision or give any reason for the referee to stop it,” Quigley told the Irish Times.But Quigley, who earned the European title earlier this year, wasn’t distracted from the early episode and when passed fit to continue went on to take the bout on a split decision.Vijender was warned in the final round for a low blow that put Quigley down. “Brilliant,” said Quigley immediately after the bout. “I knew getting in there today that I was in with a Beijing Olympian.“I knew that I was up against it. He had a win under his belt against the Swedish lad (Hampus Henriksson). I got in there, got the rust off myself.“As everybody knows, I’m an active boxer and I never take anyone for granted. I went in and gave it a rattle. Every fight is a final.”The win sends Quigley into a last 16, where he faces Scotland’s Aston Brown on Monday. QUIGLEY OVERCOMES CUT TO REACH LAST 16 IN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: October 19th, 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:Jason QuigleyWorld Championshipslast_img read more