FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Rehema Franklin is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.The senior pushed the Privateers (4-7, 0-2 SLC) to a 79-73 win over North Dakota last week in UNO’s final non-conference matchup of the season. Franklin rattled off a career-high 33 points on 11-of-16 shooting and a 4-of-8 outing from three-point range. The award marks the second of the season for Franklin.Basketball Player of the Week: Rehema Franklin, New Orleans – Sr. – Guard – New Orleans, La.Franklin exploded for a new-career high 33 points after recording a 68.8-percent shooting mark Saturday afternoon in the Privateers’ non-conference victory over North Dakota. Her scoring performance stands as a Southland single-game high this season where Franklin is averaging 14.4 points per game. The senior is the first UNO player to score more than 30 points in a game since Randi Brown in the 2017-18 campaign. She has now scored over the 20-point mark in three of her last four contests and has registered double-digit scoring performances in six games this season.Honorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Imani Robinson, UIWSouthland 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 25 percent of ballots.
FORMER TOTTENHAM chairman Alan Sugar has sent a public plea for ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to take over from Mauricio Pochettino.Argentine Poch is feeling the pressure after a week in which his side were hammed 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich before a three-goal drubbing at Brighton.1 Lord Sugar wants Tottenham to replace Mauricio Pochettino with Arsene WengerWenger meanwhile has been out of the game for just over a year since his long career at Arsenal came to an end in 2018 after 22 years.And Apprentice star Sugar tweeted “Come to Spurs” in response to a tweet about the Frenchman, who revealed he is close to taking a new job with FIFA.Wenger has been offered a technical role at the football organisation but the 69-year-old said there is still a fire burning inside him to get back to team management.Asked about the FIFA role on beIN Sports, he said: “I just want to share what I’ve learned and give it back to the game in a different way.”I am not sure I will stop coaching as well. The devil is still in there but I have to see, do I like it? Can I be efficient?”This is about the development of coaching efficiency, development of after the career potential for players to educate them and to develop potential jobs for them after they have stopped playing.”Spurs meanwhile are rooted in seventh on 11 points after Neal Maupay’s third-minute tap-in was followed by a brace from teenager Aaron Connolly.And speaking immediately after the final whistle, ex-Chelsea star Cole gave his verdict on Pochettino’s future in north London.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticHe told BT Sport: “The club is in disarray. Tottenham were dreadful with no desire, no heart, nothing. There was no press.”Pochettino looked uninterested on the bench, I think we’re getting to the point where it’s the end of the road for this team and this manager.”As a group, they have fallen apart and something is going to have to change.” Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at Brighton
18 men’s and 14 women’s teams from around the country have confirmed their participation for the championships that will run during the independence weekend (four days) in September.President of the PNG Softball Federation, Ralph Tarasomo, said the teams are:Men’s; United Brothers, Yokomo, Bears, Defence (Pom) Manalos, Marlins(Lae), 09ERS, Kalibobo Reds, Rovers (Madang) Manalos West, Kopex (Kimbe) Pythons, Kopex (Gazelle), Overheads, Pirates, Drongos (Mt. Hagen)United Brothers and Bullets of the Kokopo Association have yet to confirm their participation.Women’s; United Sisters, Bears, Gazelle (Pom) Manalos, Elcees, Stormers (Lae) Rovers, Yamilong (Madang) Reds, Kopex (Kimbe) Wewak (TBA) Pirates, Titans (Mt Hagen).He said the men’s and women’s teams from Wewak will be confirmed as soon as their finals are played by the end of this month.“It’s been a long time since Mt Hagen association has hosted a national event after the last championships was held in 1999.“The PNGSF is working closely with the Mt Hagen Softball Association that the playing diamonds are secured and prepared to acceptable standards for the tournament.“We expect the four-day event to draw huge audience as some of the best athletes around the country step up for their clubs in fielding and in batting, which requires special skills.“The prize money for this event will be made known as soon as we secure major sponsors for the championships,” said Tarasomo.Tarasomo finished by saying clubs are advised to contact Harry Keket with regards to the team registration fee of K600. The deadline for fees to be paid is September 2.
The Daily Observer Editor last Friday received a desperate call. In tears, the caller asked, “Mr. Editor, what are these people doing to our country?”The caller had seen the Daily Observer’s front page, which carried as its lead story the election of a new Speaker of the House of Representatives. No, it was NOT Hans Barchue, the Grand Bassa lawmaker whom some powerful people used to get rid ofHouse Speaker Alex Tyler. The new Speaker was someone else, in the person of Emmanuel Nuquay, Representative of District Five of Margibi County.What had happened?The powerful individuals had used Barchue to wage a vicious and relentless battle against Speaker Tyler, to force him out of office. And once that was accomplished, what happened to the illustrious and triumphant Deputy Speaker Barchue? The same powerful people whose bidding he had religiously and passionately executed dumped him.Barchue, at the height of his presumed triumph, having accomplished the task to which he was assigned, summarily adjourned the House, thinking that he and all his House colleagues were now on vacation until 2017.Alas! The powerful and unconscionable manipulators seized the moment again and immediately threw their weight behind someone else—Mr. Nuquay, leader of the new “majority.” Now that Barchue had taken his “triumphant parachute”—or so he thought, Nuquay promptly convened this new majority who—you guessed it—elected him the new Speaker of the House of Representatives.Did Barchue not know that if one allows himself to be used by others to engage in a nefarious act of whatever kind, when that act is accomplished he would have to watch his back, because these same powerful instigators could be coming for him? The Bible says, “When thou shall cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoilt.” Had Hans Barchue failed to grasp or detect the power at play in the Supreme Court, when they refused to grant Speaker Tyler’s petition to stop the very Barchue and his rebellious gang from their plot to remove him (Tyler)? Or was Barchue deceived into thinking that he was acting on the strength of his own power?What happened in the House and in the Supreme Court was a classic case of political manipulation, which students of political science need to study, analyze and write about. This may serve as an important lesson to politicians of tomorrow. If well analyzed and forthrightly presented, this study could well serve as a warning for tomorrow’s politicians: Beware of people who try to use you to get at other people, especially in matters of crass (tactless, ridiculous) deception and betrayal. For your time, too, may come to reap the consequences of your own unethical and malicious actions. The same thing happened in the Senate. Senators from the highest level on down have been used by the same powerful manipulators to do their bidding. Does anyone know what really happened to high ranking Senator Oscar Cooper?The students of political science again have a great opportunity to investigate this and tell the story to academia and to the world. It may serve a highly useful lesson to politicians of tomorrow. Why was a man who knew so much about the inner workings of that very important Ministry summarily removed from his position as Chair of the Committee on Public Works? Who was behind it and why?The burning question persists: Do we still have three branches of government in Liberia? Or has Ellen reaped what she many times told us—that she would not pursue “an imperial presidency?”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
PEACE RIVER, A.B. – Warren Cross and Serge Martin’s rinks have topped the Pomeroy Inn and Suites Peace Curling Tour standings after the Peace River Cashspiel this past weekend.Warren Cross’ rink beat the team of Colin Griffith in the final 7-2 to clinch the Competitive Division standings. Greg Skague’s team beat the team of Kelsey Dusseult to take 3rd place on the weekend in the Competitive Division. Though they didn’t make it past the semi-finals, Kurt Balderston’s rink finished 2nd in the season standings after a win in Grande Prairie earlier this season. Griffith placed 3rd in the standings ahead of Jeff Ginter’s rink. The other Top 8 teams in the Competitive Division include: Stefan Pavlis, Scott Webb, Graham Powell, and Doug Kimmie’s rinks.In the Challenge Division, Serge Martin took the win over Don Dumont’s rink in the final to clinch first spot in the season standings. Dumont’s team also qualified for the Top 8 with the win, behind Layton Tremblay, Dave Derewainko, and Bob Cooper. In the 3rd place match in Peace River, Marlene Maxwell’s rink beat Janet Plante’s rink. Those two teams also finished third and fourth respectively in the Division season standings behind the team of Delia Dejong.- Advertisement -The final bonspiel on the tour this season will be the Tour Championship in Sexsmith January 13th – 15th.
A speedboat owned by a Government Minister is operating the Parika-Bartica route without the necessary approval and authorisation.The Bartica-bound boat loaded with passengers at Parika, East Bank EssequiboThis is according to President of the Bartica Speedboat Association, Stephen Belle, who told Guyana Times on Tuesday that the issue was brought to his attention by a Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) officer on Tuesday.Belle stated that while at Parika and loading passengers, an official from MARAD had to intervene after the captain and bowman were involved in an incident. It was then that documents were requested for the boat and the captain referred MARAD officials to the Minister (name provided). This newspaper was told that the incident was reported to MARAD’s head office in Georgetown.“After the monitor spoke to the guy he continued to load the boat without adhering to the instructions by the maritime officer saying that she can tell who she wants and do what she has to do. Nobody can’t touch this. This is the Minister’s boat,” Belle stated.Bartica Speedboat Association President, Stephen BelleAccording to the President of the BSA, there have been many unprincipled practices and instances which have been occurring and ignored by MARAD and other relevant authorities.The BSA President had claimed that there was an instance earlier in 2018 where one boat was given a turn in the system without the Association’s approval or any application being filed.He had also stated that MARAD’s Director General, Claudette Rogers, had said that the boat was owned by an oil company, but it was later discovered that the owner of the boat was linked to a senior Government official.Belle had said that the boat was placed in the system by MARAD without any consultations or approval from the Association.“We are very much concerned about what is happening and it seems as though nobody cares and [there is] nothing to be done…,” the President had expressed.Belle had also told Guyana Times that there are a number of boats operating without the legal requirements being met and that despite several reports being made, MARAD has failed to enforce the regulations on those guilty of breaking the laws and other relevant authorities have continued to ignore this.“Every day there are boats that are loading back and forth without licences under the watchful eyes of the Maritime officials at Parika. Reports were made to the police and to the Minister, the Director [of] Maritime Safety, Harbour Master and nobody seems to care, nobody seems to be doing anything about it,” Belle had explained.
LaBrunda told police that he choked her in his car after she disrespected him, Wheeler said. He was being held without bail in jail. Police expect to file two counts of murder for Johnson and her unborn baby within the next day. LaBrunda has a criminal history dating back seven years including misdemeanor battery against a spouse, corporal injury on a child, resisting arrest, assault and a felony carjacking, according to the Los Angeles County Superior Court public information office. —————————————— For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. NORTH HOLLYWOOD — A 33-year-old North Hollywood man is accused of choking his girlfriend — who was four and a half months pregnant — because she disrespected him, then dumping her body in an alley behind a North Hollywood house, police said this morning. Michael LaBrunda was booked into the Los Angeles County Jail on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Alisha Johnson, 21, of Westminster, said Los Angeles Police Detective Rich Wheeler. “It’s tragic,” Wheeler said. “She didn’t deserve this. She’s 21. And like all 21-year-olds, she was starting her life out.” A resident who lives in the 8100 block of Vanscoy Avenue spotted the body of a woman laying on some tires in an alley and called police about 11 yesterday. Detectives determined the case was a homicide, and after identifying her, contacted family and friends who told police Johnson had told them that she was pregnant by LaBrunda, whom she met at college, Wheeler said. They had known each other for two years. Police spotted LaBrunda later in his Mazda 626 near Bellaire Avenue and Lorne Street, near where the body was dumped, and detained him for questioning, Wheeler said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tottenham have splashed out £18.5million to land striker Vincent Janssen from AZ Alkmaar.The 22-year-old was playing in the Dutch second division just over a year ago before joining AZ from Almere City for just £340,000.He was an immediate hit in the Eredivisie and went on score 27 times in his debut season, while he also forced his way into the Netherlands side.Little is known of Janssen outside of Holland, but judging by this video of some of his best goals in 2015/16 he looks more than capable of making the step up to the Premier League.Let us know what you make of the Tottenham new boy below…
St. Michael’s NotesSt. Michael’s Mini Lotto There was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 1,3,8.10,13.18. 6 people matched 5 and their names were drawn; the winner of the €100 was Michael O Gallagher Corcreggan Dunfanaghy. This weeks Jackpot be €2650. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .Drive Home in Style from the Bingo in CreesloughThe winner of the €100 on the 5th game at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre on Sunday night last was Daniel Rutland Umerafad Creeslough; the €100 on the 9th game was won by Ava Murray Glassan. You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a house on 45 nos or less. Check on 45 Numbers or less with the magic number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000. The normal Snowball is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins. The car was in play last Sunday night but was not won. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2650. The single book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.RegistrationRegistration evenings for St. Michael’s GAA Club for the 2016 will be held in the Clubhouse in Dunfanaghy on Thursday 28th January from 7pm to 8pm and in The Wild Atlantic Camp in Creeslough on Friday the 29th January from 7pm to 8pm.Membership is Adult €30. Family Membership 2 adults and 2 Children €70, €5 each additional child. Yearly Lotto Membership €80.Dinner DanceThe St. Michael’s GAA Club Annual Dinner Dance will be held in Arnolds Hotel in Dunfanaghy on Saturday the 20th February. More Details later. St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no Jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday Night last; The numbers drawn were 1,3,5,12,14,16. There were no match 5 winners. 21people matched 4 and their names were drawn. The winner of the 100 euro was Susan Cannon Carrowcannon. This weeks Jackpot be €2600. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .Drive Home in Style from the Bingo in Creeslough The winner of the €100 on the 5th game at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre on Sunday night last was Grace Ferry Derryreel; the €100 on the 9th game was won Sadie McFadden Roscad.You could win a car on every game every Sunday night at the Bingo Session in the Massinass Community Centre Creeslough by winning a house on 45 nos or less. Check on 45 Numbers or less with the magic number in the panel and the lucky number drawn in the first five numbers of that game, you win the car or €10,000. The normal Snowball is also in place every night. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins. The car was in play last Sunday night but was not won. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2600. The single book is €8. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.County CoachesCounty Coaches will be visiting the National Schools in the club area in March and April.St. Michael’s Lotto RotaThe names for the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto Rota for this Sunday night the 23rd January are Dunfanaghy Suzi Roarty and Anne Marie Kelly, Creeslough Kieran Gallagher (Creeslough).YearbooksCopies of the 2015 Donegal GAA Yearbooks are on sale in the Post Offices in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough Post Offices priced €10 and would make an ideal Christmas present in a year which saw St. Michael’s claim their first ever senior title.SOS for Photographs!Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to email@example.comPlease spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!!All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardUnder 14’sU14 training takes place at the Bridge on Thursday evenings @7pm … Bus leaves Creeslough @6.30pm . Any enquiries, please contact Darragh on 085 1602976.GAA NEWS: ST MICHAEL’S GAA DINNER DANCE WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT MONTH was last modified: January 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportSt Michaels