Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sweeps Men’s and Women’s Tennis Weekly Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s William Mottet and Carolina Bulatovic are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Mottet went 3-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles at the top-line position for the Islanders across four matches last week, while Bulatovic picked up three singles victories and a doubles win. A&M-Corpus Christi swept a doubleheader against Prairie View A&M 7-0 and 4-0 on the men’s side, and 7-0 and 5-0 on the women’s end. Both Islanders squads were victorious over UT Rio Grande Valley with a final tally of 6-1 for the men and 5-2 for the women.The A&M-Corpus Christi men (7-1) put their three-match win streak on the line in Houston against Rice and Elon at noon CT Friday and noon Saturday, respectively. The Islanders’ women (4-0) look to stay undefeated as they go on the road to face SMU at 4 p.m. Sunday.Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – William Mottet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Gargenville, FranceAfter losing the first set of an unfinished singles match against No. 8 Texas, Mottet claimed the next eight sets across his six singles and doubles matches to improve to 6-0 in singles play and 5-1 in doubles play this season.He defeated Prairie View A&M’s Xavier Lawrence (6-2, 6-3) and Jorge Juarez (6-2, 6-1) en route to a doubleheader sweep of the Panthers. Mottet closed his solo weekend play with a 6-3, 6-4 trimph over UTRGV’s Yehonatan Kaufman.Honorable Mention: Johannes Klein, New Orleans; Niko Moceanu, Abilene Christian.Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Carolina Bulatovic, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – So. – Dusseldorf, GermanyBulatovic came out on top of all seven sets she played last week, beginning with a pair of wins over Prairie View A&M’s Lucia Garcia at the No. 1 position. Bulatovic and partner Mariya Shumeika handled the Panthers’ top-line doubles team with ease, posting a 6-2 victory.In her final match of the weekend, Bulatovic went up against UTRGV’s Doris Aleksovska at the No. 2 slot and edged her opponent 7-5 in set two to improve to a perfect 4-0 in 2019. Honorable Mention: Trang Dao, New Orleans; Judit Castillo Gargallo, Northwestern State; Marli Van Heerden, Central Arkansas; Putri Insani, Southeastern Louisiana.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

“If the club decides I should leave because they need money, I will have to leave”

first_imgOn Monday they train individually: “I am looking forward to training with the group again. We have been told that on Monday we are going to start training individually. We are going to see what happens these days. At first they told us that we should do the tests on the 28th, but that date has already It has happened and we have not done it. On Monday we have been told that we are all going to train individually. “Tired of confinement ?: “I was used to being at home and I got along well, but in the end you get tired of the head and everything. It is not normal to be locked up all day in the house, but it is our turn. It seems that we are already going to see a little light ”.What do you usually do during the day ?: “I train, I talk to my friends almost every day and sometimes, when I’m in a good mood, I read, I watch series, movies… What everyone does. My family is here with me and I spend time with them. There are people who live alone, they must be very strong mentally. The truth is that it is very complicated.How are your daily workouts ?: “I always train with my father. He is always with me. He was a soccer player, he played in my country and since he was little he has educated me training. Before this situation I always went out to train with him. ”Do you agree to a replay? “It is not normal that people are dying and we are training and playing soccer games. But if they tell us that we have to go out to train, it’s for a reason. They are not stupid. If they tell us to go train, it’s because it’s safe. But everyone is free to think what they want. If they tell me I have to go to train, I’m the first to go. I very much agree with the end of the League. If it does not end, who will go down and who will go up?Do you agree with footballers being tested ?: “I don’t know how it works, but if there is a limit of tests and those who are risking their lives don’t have it, it doesn’t seem right to me either. But if they decide that we do the tests, then they must be done. If there is no cure, in the end we will all have to do the tests. “What do you think the matches will be like behind closed doors ?: “A month and a half ago we were playing a game in front of thousands of people and now they tell us that if we play we have to do it without fans. The most important thing in football is the fans, but you have to get used to it. It will be very difficult. The fans are the 12th player of all the teams and we all know the fans that Málaga has. They always help us, in good times and bad, even in this season, which has been very difficult. It will be difficult to motivate us, but the most important thing is that we are all healthy and well. ”What can you say about your future ?: “I have a contract with Malaga until 2021 and I am very happy here, I feel at home. I feel loved. “ There are clubs interested in Keidi Bare: “If the club decides that Keidi Bare has to leave because he needs money or whatever, I can’t do anything, I don’t make those decisions. I speak for myself and I can say that I am very happy here, like at home, I feel very loved. What the club decides for me, whether I have to leave or not, is something else. My representative has not told me anything. ”Were there any offers for Keidi Bare in January ?: “There were not only for me, there were for more colleagues. But I’m fine here and I’m not planning on going anywhere else. The decision maker is the club. If they need Keidi to go, I will have to go. “The next season will stop being Under-23 and they have to make him a professional record to continue playing: “This makes me feel like I’m in the air. This is what has happened with Mula and Iván Rodríguez (being Under-23, they had to go on to occupy professional records and the club was unable to register them due to their gap with the salary limit). It is a difficult situation, but I trust the club a lot and hopefully all this will be solved. ”Would you take it well if their wages were lowered ?: “Yes. If the club needs us to lower our wages, it would. We have no other option, we must help to the maximum and more in these difficult times. We haven’t talked about anything yet and I don’t know what’s going to happen on this matter. ”Club situation with the Receiver: “They are strange situations. I don’t care what they are going to do or what happens. The most important thing for me is to be one hundred percent in training, working with the team, and I am focused on the field. The club is calmer now, that is true. “Which coach has filled you more than you have had at Malaga ?: “They have all filled me, the truth. With Pellicer I have not worked long, but he is a very good coach, he is helping me a lot. Muñiz was the one who bet on me, he was the one who changed my career. He came from below and he put me to play, I’m here thanks to him. Then there is Victor, who has done everything. It has changed me a lot as a player and as a person. She is a wonderful person to me. ”His growth since coming to Malaga has been very important: “In a short time a lot has happened. I came from Atlético de Madrid and in a short time I have gone up categories. I feel more like a footballer, I have matured a lot in a short time ”.Málaga is three points from relegation and eight from the promotion playoff. What is the OBJETIVE?: “The most important thing is to start playing and that we are all well. We look game by game. It will be necessary to prepare well in training and then compete again. There is no point in talking up or down right now. It is going to be difficult, because the players have spent almost two months without training on a large field. It is not the same to train alone or to do it in a large field with teammates. ”last_img read more

Ganta Business Takes Different Trend

first_imgDespite the deadly Ebola virus disease causing the breakdown of many business activities across the commercial city of Ganta, Nimba County, young business entrepreneurs are strategizing to keep ahead.  The City of Ganta celebrated the recent Valentine’s Day with the opening of a modern car wash located near the center of the city.  It is the first of its kind in Ganta and includes a restaurant, bar and a mini shop with DSTV facilities to entertain customers. “Our goal is to make Ganta a city where you can find any other modern facility you can see elsewhere around the world,” said proprietor Ms. Gaziawon Nelson Dano.  “We sell food that everybody can afford to buy and there will be a TV to all washing parks to entertain customers that will bring their vehicles here,” she added.  Ganta was one of the epicenters of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in the country that paralyzed nearly all business centers.  In early January a guest house which contains a restaurant and an entertainment facility was open to the public.  The Hurku Guest House is located in a quiet, isolated area and offers an assortment of food choices on its menue.  Ganta being a commercial hub of Nimba has several guest houses, bars, restaurants as well as other entertainment centers along its main street.The Star Entertainment Center also provides services to many customers and travelers in the city. The Ganta Ambassador Hotel in Tappita is a rest stop for those traveling to the southeast of Liberia. It also contains a bar and a restaurant.  Saclapea’s Vision Palace Guest House provides affordable lodging and in Bahn is the popular Liamon Guest House.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of Jan 29

first_img Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 06.00 PM Old Timers Hockey ChallengeNorth Peace Arena Fundraiser , Sports & Fitness Sunday, Jan 30, 2011 09.00 PM – 10.00 PM NHL Oldtimers Meet & Greet/AuctionLido Theatre Community , Sports & Fitness Friday, Jan 28, 2011 – Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 08.00 PM Egan’s gets a “Big Night Out”Egan’s Pub Music – Advertisement – Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 07.00 PM Art Exhibit Featuring “Amy Te Bulte”Whole Wheat & Honey Cafe Art & Culture Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Below is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  For more upcoming events visit energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/events.  You can also send us info about an upcoming event, contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com Monday, Jan 31, 2011 12.00 PM – 03.00 PM Karaoke Public Swim – Pro-D DayNorth Peace Leisure Pool Children & Family , Youth , Sports & Fitness Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011 – Monday, Feb 28, 2011 07.00 PM – 08.00 PM New Year’s Weight Loss ChallengeNorth Peace Leisure Pool Sports & Fitness last_img read more

UPDATE#3 – Power outage from Taylor to Dawson Creek

first_img**UPDATE #3 – As of 9pm, power has been restored. **UPDATE #2 – As of 7pm, the power is still out in this area.  Hydro now says the power should be restored by 9pm – Advertisement – **UPDATE – As of 1pm, Hydro now says power in the affected areas will be out until 7pm Thursday.  The outage was caused by an equipment failure. Power is out to a large area south of Taylor.BC Hydro reports the outages stretches from south of the Peace River to just North of Dawson Creek. Hydro lists the outage as affecting an area south of Leahy Pit Road and west of the the 217 road.Over 600 customers are currently without power and power should be restored by 2:30pm. The cause of the outage is currently under investigation. Advertisementlast_img

Commission to recommend full funding for I-5 widening

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Officials from the California Transportation Commission now plan to recommend full funding for the widening of the I-5 Freeway between the Orange County border and the 605 Freeway. Last week the Commission said it would only advise that half of the $387 million still needed for the $1.2 billion project be allocated, causing an uproar from various agencies and cities involved. The money will come from a transportation bond passed by voters in November that directed $4.7 billion for highway improvements throughout California. Officials in La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk have been pushing for years to widen the Santa Ana (5) Freeway from six to 10 lanes between Buena Park and the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway. One of the lanes on each side will be a carpool lane. Sixteen years ago those city leaders formed the I-5 Joint Powers Authority to find the funding for the project. So far they’ve acquired $800 million, but in order to extend the widening all the way to the 605, officials said they need an additional $387 million. As both a representative from the group and city manager of Santa Fe Springs, Fred Latham said now the project can finally go forward. “I’ve very pleased,” Latham said. “It’s been a bit of a roller coaster ride. We were led to believe that they were going to recommend full funding a couple of months ago, then last week they said they’d only give half. Now I’m pleased again.”last_img read more

Jackson cleared in threats lawsuit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Jackson’s son also was accused of battery and of false imprisonment for allegedly preventing Peterson from leaving the meeting. The jury rejected the claim that Jackson’s son actually struck Peterson – the alleged battery – or prevented him from leaving, but the panel split 6-6 on a claim of simple assault that contended he “may have threatened to touch him,” Sobel said. “It’s a total vindication. We are thrilled,” Sobel said in a telephone interview after the verdict. “Nothing happened” at the meeting, Sobel said. “This guy makes a living attacking Rev. Jackson and this case has been a propaganda machine for him.” After the verdict, Peterson insisted that he was harassed by the Jacksons. A jury Friday rejected claims in a lawsuit that the Rev. Jesse Jackson cursed and threatened a conservative minister at a 2001 gathering. The Superior Court panel also rejected most of the suit’s claims against Jackson’s son Jonathan, but split 6-6 on a claim of simple assault. The defense said it would ask the judge to issue a directed verdict. The plaintiff’s side indicated it would oppose that and would seek to refile that part of the case. The lawsuit was brought by the Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of the conservative Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny. Peterson accused Jesse Jackson and his son of assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and violation of his civil rights by threatening to use force against him because of his political affiliation, said Carol Sobel, the attorney who represented the Jacksons. center_img “There were people in the room who saw it, and there are people who agree with me, but because of their fear of Jesse Jackson they’re afraid to come forth (and testify),” Peterson said. As for Jesse Jackson, “to go on the stand and to just outright lie and to call himself a reverend, I have no respect for him,” the minister said. Peterson was represented by lawyers from Judicial Watch, a conservative Washington public-interest group that said it considered it a victory even to get Jackson into court. “We’re pleased that Jesse Jackson was held accountable for his conduct in a court of law. … We got our day in court,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a telephone interview. Michael Hurley, Peterson’s lead lawyer, said he was disappointed by the ruling and would consider whether to appeal. “We believe we had the truth on our side here,” he said. Much of the case involved testimony from people at the meeting who claimed they did or did not see Peterson roughed up but “there weren’t many impartial witnesses,” Hurley said. Hurley said he spoke to jurors after the verdict and they told him: “We wished we had more proof.” 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

Home improvement – without the financial headache!

first_imgSpring is in the air, and that means that home improvements are on the minds of many.DIY and renovations have seen an increase in popularity in recent years. New figures released on the Home Renovation Incentive show that since the scheme launched in 2013, more than 107,000 homeowners have carried out renovations. A total of €1.7 billion has been spent on home upgrades – an average of €16,187 per project.A 2017 survey by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) also found that a significant two thirds of adults had carried out home improvements since 2014. One quarter estimated that they spend between €1,000 and €3,000 when upgrading their home. 42% said they would choose to transform their home with new carpets and flooring. 38% said they would opt for new heating or insulation and 23% said they would fit new windows or doors.While these upgrades work wonders for your home, they can be costly endeavours.The good news is that those surveyed by the ILCU had the right idea when it came to funding their home improvements.Of those who said they would need to borrow, six in ten said they would use their local Credit Union. Commenting on this, Paul Hume, Chairperson Letterkenny Credit Union said; “This is no surprise to us as we are seeing a large number of queries from people in the Letterkenny area asking about our home improvement loan. It’s easy to see why there is such interest in the product.“We offer the loan at a great value APR rate of 8.2%**. Not only that, but our loans are typically approved in 24hrs. We are also happy to offer our loans to brand new members, those members we see every days and of course those members who may have inactive accounts or whom we haven’t seen in a while.”Paul continued: “There are a lot of other benefits with our home improvement loan. There are no administration fees or hidden charges and we can structure repayments in a way that suits every individual’s circumstances. Borrowers are also free to repay the loan early, should they wish, without any penalties.“So we would encourage anyone planning on doing some springtime DIY to contact us and enquire about a ‘Credit ReUnion’ with Letterkenny Credit Union. We’ll be happy to help make your home improvement dreams a reality.”For further information please contact: Letterkenny Credit Union 0749124166 or email loans@letterkennycu.ie ** For a €30,000 7 year variable interest rate loan with 84 monthly repayments of €466.85, an interest Rate of 7.95%, a representative APR of 8.25%, the total amount payable by the member is €39225.72 Information correct as at 21/3/2018.Home improvement – without the financial headache! was last modified: March 29th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:DIYhome improvementsLetterkenny Credit Unionlast_img read more

Liverpool to stick with Karius next season

first_img LIVING THE DREAM LATEST 1 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Loris Karius looks set to remain the No. 1 goalkeeper at Liverpool next season, according to reports.The 25-year-old made two ghastly errors in the Reds’ 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid and a new goalkeeper was reported to be Jurgen Klopp’s top priority. RANKED moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Karius looked set to lose his place after the Champions League final LATEST TRANSFER NEWS REVEALED However, according to the Liverpool Echo, Karius is likely to remain the club’s first choice keeper next season with no alternatives lined up to replace him.Liverpool have expressed interest in Roma goalkeeper Alisson, but the Italian club’s asking price of £80m is believed to be too much, with Chelsea or Real Madrid his more likely destination.Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak has also been linked to the club, however he will reportedly cost £80m as well.The Echo also dismissed various transfer links to Kasper Schmeichel, Nick Pope and Thomas Strakosha.The Reds have been busy this summer, bringing in Monaco midfielder Fabinho and welcoming the already-agreed Nabi Keita.However, rumours that a goalkeeper may not arrive will disappoint many supporters at Anfield who see that position as an Achilles heel. targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

Women’s Soccer Clinches MVC Regular Season Title With 3-2 Overtime Win At Illinois State

first_img Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Preview Smith’s overtime game-winner came in the 93rd (93:35) minute off a corner kick by Kasey Hurt (Ankeny, Iowa). Hurt sent a high ball into the box that Smith was able to head in past the Illinois State’s (9-7-2, 3-3-0 MVC) goalkeeper, Haley Smith. It is the second career goal for Smith, who earlier this season tallied her first. NORMAL, Ill. – Senior Ali Smith (Lenexa, Kan.) of the Drake University women’s soccer team scored a golden goal in a 3-2 comeback victory over Illinois State in Missouri Valley Conference overtime action on Sunday afternoon in rainy conditions in Normal, Ill. Junior Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) scored the other two goals for Drake (12-3-2, 5-0-1 MVC), which clinched its second MVC regular season title in three seasons and its third overall. “I am incredibly pleased for the squad,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “Illinois State is a talented team so this road win is not only huge in that it clenched us the number one seed, but it was another productive step in our development. Alyssa has been chasing that elusive first goal of the season, and she has such a positive mentality and is always battling that we knew she would find the back of the net when it mattered. Ali continues to find ways to help us win games. She’s has a winner’s mentality, is the rock of our backline, has earned more assists this year, and today’s game winner summarizes her impact to our program. When we went down 2-1, I heard our players on the field as we were regrouping and knew we had the equalizer in us. There was absolutely a sense of let’s stick to our plan and stay positive.” Following Sunday’s match, the Bulldogs will close the regular season against Loyola on Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Prior the match, Drake will honor its 2017 senior class of Hurt, Morris, Rebecca Rodgers (Peotone, Ill.), Brooke Salisbury (Kearney, Mo.), Smith, Rachel Wanninger (Johnston, Iowa) and Hannah Wilder (Wheatfield, Ind.). the contest against the Ramblers will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Watch Live The Valley on ESPN3 Drake jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the 25th minute (25:15) with Brand’s first goal of the season. Sophomore Annie Schmitz (St. Louis, Mo.) sent a cross that Brand dove for and headed in the back of the net. The game remained 1-0 until Kelli Zickert of Illinois State scored on a deep shot from 30 yards out in the 68th minute (68:14), capitalizing on the heavy rain and strong wind in the face of Bulldog goalkeeper Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa) as the ball snuck by Morris. The Redbirds grabbed the lead just over three minutes later as Kate Del Fava got a foot on a free kick by Emily Dickman and beat Morris far post. However, Drake regrouped and evened the match at 2-2 as Brand once again dove for a cross and headed it in the net, this time the cross came courtesy of junior Linda Fiorito (Overland Park, Kan.). Next Game: “This championship is important to our players, but we are very much focused on doing well in Springfield at the MVC Tournament Championship as our ultimate goal,” Horner said. “Our seven seniors have been so critical to our success, and we would love to be able to honor them on Thursday in front of a strong home crowd, with a performance against a Loyola side that is still battling for seeding.” Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs will be the No. 1 seed for the MVC Tournament, Nov. 3-5, in Springfield, Mo., where they will play in the semifinals on Nov. 3 against the winner of No. 3 vs. No. 6. Drake will wait to find out its opponent for the MVC Tournament as quarterfinal games will be played at campus sites on Oct 29. The winner of the tournament earns an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Loyola 10/26/2017 – 4 p.m.last_img read more