first_imgSoutheastern’s Mattie Ort got the Lions back in the game with an RBI double to right center to score pinch runner Anna Rodenburg in the top of the fourth. Ort advanced to third on an error and came home on the next batter as right fielder Ali McCoy put a sacrifice fly to left field. In the ensuing bottom frame, Holland led off for the Colonels with a double to right center on a 2-2 count, and two batters later, Miller singled to the pitcher to get Holland to cross the plate and go up 4-2. LAKE CHARLES, La. – Top-seeded Nicholls beat No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana 7-4 to begin day two of the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. Nicholls got on the board early in the bottom of the second. Designated player Kali Clement reached on an error and advanced to second, and Samantha Dares took advantage by singling to left centerfield to bring Clement home. After second baseman Emma Holland worked Lions’ right-handed pitcher Rachel Hayes to pick up the walk, right fielder Corynn Major placed a bunt down to load the bases. Centerfielder Kelsey Miller shot a sacrifice fly to left field to make it 2-0. Nicholls’ catcher Moriah Strother pushed the lead to 3-0 in the bottom of the third, sending one over the scoreboard and out on a full count. The homer was Strother’s team-leading eighth of the season.SB: Yep. That ball isn’t coming back! Moriah Strother sends it well beyond the scoreboard to put @Nicholls_SB up 3-0. #SouthlandStrongWatch LIVE at and Southland Conference apps. #GeauxColonels #LionUp— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 9, 2018 The Lions’ Mahalia Gibson cut the lead to one off a double to left field that scored Jaquelyn Ramon in the top of the fifth, but the comeback was short-lived as Nicholls scored another pair in their outing to go up by three. Holland’s single to left center brought Clement and pinch runner Mallery Marino home. The Colonels tacked on an extra run from pinch runner Brooklyn Devine in the bottom of the sixth off Strother’s RBI double to left field. SLU notched three hits in the final inning, but the Lions only plated Edmonston when Gibson singled up the middle. The regular-season champion earned seven RBIs on 11 hits. Centerfielder Kelsey Miller, catcher Moriah Strother and first baseman Emma Holland each tallied two RBIs. Starting pitcher Megan Landry produced six innings of work, allowing six hits and three earned runs. The win is her 22nd of the season. Tournament Central | Box Score The Colonels will come back tomorrow in the semifinals to play the winner between No. 2 Stephen F. Austin and No. 3 McNeese at 11 a.m. CT. The Lions hit the diamond again this afternoon in an elimination game against Northwestern State at 4 p.m.SB: The top-seed takes game five of the tournament over No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana. @Nicholls_SB will be back on the diamond tomorrow at 11 a.m. CT. #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 9, 2018last_img read more

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Kayla Crutchmer and Stephen F. Austin’s Ashley Kriesel are the Southland Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, the league announced Tuesday.Crutchmer pushed the Bears (11-5) to a 4-1 record last week, accounting for 10 runs and 10 hits on 12 appearances for a stellar .833 batting average. The senior also turned in four RBI and five stolen bases as each of UCA’s four victories came by at least a nine-run margin. Crutchmer’s weekly award marks the first of her career and the third of the season for Central Arkansas.Kriesel posted a flawless 3-0 week for the Ladyjacks (10-4), who took home a 4-1 record from the Mardi Gras Classic in Mobile, Ala., last week. The senior delivered in 16 innings, including one complete-game 4-0 victory over Jacksonville State on Saturday. Kriesel fanned 24 batters across three games for the ‘Jacks, while holding her opposition to a .111 batting average.Softball Hitter of the Week – Kayla Crutchmer, Central Arkansas – OF – Sr. – Tulsa, Okla.Crutchmer led UCA with 10 hits over a four-day span to push the Bears to an 11-5 overall record this season. The Tulsa, Okla., product also notched an impressive 10 runs, while driving in four RBI in the Bears’ five contests. In addition to her .876 on-base percentage, Crutchmer was also a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen-base attempts. Two of her four hits went for extra bases as the senior concluded the week with a .833 batting average.Honorable Mention: Jade Lewis, Lamar; Brenique Wright, McNeese; Madisen Blackford, Southeastern Louisiana; Shaylon Govan, Stephen F. Austin.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Ashley Kriesel, Stephen F. Austin – RHP – Sr. – Houston, TexasKriesel was in excellent form over the weekend as she racked up a 3-0 record in 16 innings of work at the Mardi Gras Classic. She allowed just six hits and three earned runs, striking out 24 batters in total. In her sterling effort against South Alabama to close out the tournament Sunday, she not only no-hit the Jaguars for five innings, she also drove in the winning runs with a two-run homer to kick off the Ladyjacks’ 9-0 victory. Kriesel’s five innings of work against South Alabama on Sunday paved the way for freshman Katie Hartwell to complete the no-hit bid as the Ladyjacks combined to shut out the Jaguars. The senior righty closed out the week holding opponents to a .111 batting average with a 1.69 earned-run average.Honorable Mention: Saleen Flores, McNeese; Jensen Howell, Northwestern State; MC Comeaux, 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

first_imgPiutau, 25, will swap Ulster for Bristol next summer after signing a two-year deal which is expected to make him one of the best paid players in the world. A title he already holds, earning a reported £500,000 a season in Ulster.In an interview with the Press Association, Piutau explained why he opted for Bristol and a big payday rather than adding to his 17 New Zealand caps. A decision which did not come lightly.He said: “First maybe there was an option to go back to New Zealand. After catching up with people in the union (NZRU) it became clear that I didn’t want to go back. So after that it was an easy option for me, to stay in the north. “Then I started talking to a few clubs, and I found Bristol was a perfect fit for me. I was born and brought up in New Zealand, I love the All Blacks jersey and I love what it stands for.“But when it comes to a place when you can provide for your family and there’s a better opportunity, to me it was an easy decision.“I’ll always choose my family over anything else. I’m so thankful for everything that happened in New Zealand, but as well as wanting to provide for my family, I also wanted to experience this side of the world.”Piutau will link up with his brother Siale, who is already at Bristol having signed a new deal this summer, his best friend Steven Luatua and his former Auckland Blues coach Pat Lam.He said: “I’m the youngest of 10 siblings so I always wanted to find my own two feet,” said Piutau.“I always had that family support around me and that’s a good thing but at the same time, coming overseas, it was hard, but I knew it would help me grow as a person.”last_img read more

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody How to help the Taal evacuees There were 16 lead changes and 16 ties overall in the game but the final six minutes saw the lead change hands five times and the scores knotted up four times.One of those lead changes happened when Bullock put Rain or Shine up 114-112 at the 46-second mark after sinking two free throws.Castro then tied it at 114-114 from the stripe as well after Bullock fouled him with 41 seconds left in the game.Rice led all scorers with 34 points for TNT to go along 16 rebounds, and nine assists while Castro put up 20 points and 12 assists, with four happening in the fourth period.Bullock led the Elasto Painters with 30 points while Belga added 18 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Quinto, Nambatac honor late juniors coach with impressive showing Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ LATEST STORIES SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi PLAY LIST 03:22SEA Games 2019: Charly Suarez stops Burmese foe, advances to boxing semi00:50Trending Articles02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 With the scores tied at 114-114, Castro missed a long triple against the defense of J’Nathan Bullock but Rice was there to salvage the two points underneath giving TNT a 116-114 lead with 10 seconds left.“It was a hard-fought victory, and we knew all along that going into the series facing Rain or Shine we will have a hard time,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “It just so happened we came out the better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogRain or Shine had a chance to either win or tie the game but Bullock’s pass to Beau Belga went out of bounds with 1.4 seconds left on the clock.“The breaks of the game favored us in the end.” PBA IMAGESGlen Rice Jr. and Jayson Castro made the biggest plays down the stretch to tow TNT past Rain or Shine, 118-114, and into the semifinals in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The second seeded KaTropa, who had a twice-to-beat edge, lost the first game to the pesky Elasto Painters, 106-102, and needed a strong finish in the do-or-die match to set up with a semis date with Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collidelast_img read more

first_imgFemale candidates of the Liberian Women Political Forum canvassing for elected positions in the upcoming representatives and presidential elections have been advised by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to be determined and work harder in their communities as a steppingstone ‘to ascending from one step to the other,’ an Executive Mansion release has said.“Money is not all it takes to winning elections,” the President reportedly cautioned female aspirants on Tuesday, August 8 when she held an interactive engagement meeting with about 152 female candidates at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Madam Sirleaf’s advice comes from her experience as the first female president of Liberia and in Africa.The President said it was regrettable that in 2011, the number women elected to the legislature dropped to eight from 13 in 2005. This was a setback, she said, and challenged women to work and take the necessary actions before the October 10 elections.To correct the mistakes, female candidates should show their individual achievements in their various communities that will serve as testimonies towards their realization, Madam Sirleaf noted and stressed the need for the unification of forces if women must succeed. She underscored the imperative to identify formidable female candidates in the various districts that could be overwhelmingly elected.The way forward should encompass the meeting of minds, strategic planning, and working with the head of the Liberia Women’s Political Forum, Madam Ruth Caesar, and other women leaders towards winnable outcomes, advised President Sirleaf.Politics is not an easy game, she observed, adding, “I did not come to the presidency from the top to the button; you will have to climb step-by-step.” She said women who been working in their communities have sowed seeds already and are standing on solid ground. She encouraged them to continue to work.She pledged her continued commitment to working with the Liberian Women’s Political Forum and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to increase the number of women representation in the legislature. She commended the female candidates for their commitment to moving the country forward.Madam Caesar said since 2005, the women’s struggle have always been an uphill task.Acting Gender Minister, Sieane Abdul-Baki, said the women of Liberia are proud of President Sirleaf’s work and service to the nation for 12 consecutive years in peace and stability. She praised the President for her tenacity and fortitude exhibited over the years.Minister Abdul-Baki then presented the 152 female candidates, including one presidential and six vice presidential candidates, to President Sirleaf.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP has made an arrest in connection with an aggravated assault at Looney Toons nightclub on Aug. 5.Jonathan Rae Honeywell has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault and two counts of assault. The 24 year-old appeared in court Wednesday and is also set to appear in court, Thursday.Police were called to the nightclub around 2:20 a.m. on Aug. 5 after a fight broke out.Three males were assaulted, with one suffering serious injuries during the attack. He was transported to the Vancouver General Hospital for head injuries. The two other victims were taken to the Fort St. John hospital with minor injuries.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Fort St. John detachment at 250-787-8140.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgIn a serious break with Chief William Bratton, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Friday repudiated the chief’s strong public stand against stripping the LAPD of key responsibilities in emergencies at LAX and giving that authority to Airport Police. Villaraigosa said he also opposes Bratton’s efforts to eliminate the Los Angeles World Airport Police force and make its officers part of the Los Angeles Police Department. The mayor’s stand on security at Los Angeles International Airport put him squarely at odds with the chief and other top commanders as well as the Police Protective League, which represents rank-and-file officers. “I don’t associate myself with the remarks made by the chief (Thursday),” Villaraigosa said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 “I have every confidence in his leadership and ability to resolve this in a timely way that meets his priorities and the city’s needs.” Villaraigosa, too, said he believes the differences can be resolved and he has begun talks in his office with both sides in the issue. “I am a consensus builder and I believe we can resolve the differences. “I am the mayor of the city of Los Angeles and have authority over both the airports and the LAPD,” he said. “I think we will work this out. I will continue to get both parties together to ensure we assign the areas of work for the LAPD and the LAWA police department.” Twice in the past six years, voters have indicated they want to keep the Los Angeles World Airports police force as a separate enforcement agency from the LAPD. Now, some say, Bratton is leading a turf war, trying to secure an agency where his officers can work overtime. Not so, says Bob Baker, the police union president. “It’s not about money. It’s not about pensions,” Baker said. “The real issue for us is what would happen with a terrorist attack and if the Airport Police would have the backing.” Baker said the issue should be taken out of Sacramento’s hands. “We’re saying, look, there needs to be a real honest discussion between the council and the Mayor’s Office,” he said. “This is a local issue. If the mayor believes it’s the right thing to do, then the mayor should send a letter to the Senate.” There are 59 LAPD officers stationed at LAX, including a captain, said LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon. The Airport Police force has about 400 members. In addition to responding to aircraft alerts, LAPD conducts investigative follow-ups. Vernon and Airport Police agree that the two units work in tandem on some issues, such as clearing terminals in the event of a bomb threat, and patrol. But airport officials dispute Bratton’s remarks that LAX’s police force is inadequate compared to the LAPD. “A lot of our officers are trained or have been with the LAPD,” said George Jarvis, president of the Los Angeles Airport Police Association. “We’re in compliance with our (Peace Officer Standards and Training) standards,” he said. “We’re constantly training. There’s no difference.” Jarvis said if a situation arose, the Airport Police would be the first responder, just like the LAPD in the city. “The only difference would be if there’s an explosive device,” Jarvis said. “We don’t have a bomb squad.” Bratton has questioned the screening process used to select Airport Police, saying recruits are not required to undergo a polygraph test. The Los Angeles Police Department’s application process requires potential recruits to undergo a polygraph test as part of the testing procedure, according to the LAPD’s Web site. Recruits planning to become part of the Airport Police are required to take a polygraph if a background check raises questions. “You are subject to be polygraphed,” Jarvis said. “There’s a lot of agencies that do it this way.” Airport Police officers undergo slightly more than five months of paramilitary training at Rio Hondo Community College; LAPD recruits undergo almost eight months. “Rio Hondo has high academic standards,” according to the school’s police academy Web site. “Cadets must successfully pass 26 … examinations on subjects such as law, patrol tactics, search and seizure, and evidence. They must display proficiency in other areas of training, including firearms, physical fitness, weaponless defense and emergency-vehicle operations.” Under the new bill, the Airport Police would be given authority to train bomb-sniffing dogs, using real explosive devices. “We’re just looking for more tools to do our job better,” Jarvis said. (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “I have a lot of respect for (Bratton). He is a great leader. But let me be clear about this: The men and women who work for the Los Angeles Airport Police are great professionals. They accompany me whenever I am (at LAX) and I feel very safe.” The mayor’s comments came a day after Bratton publicly fumed over legislation written by Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Glendale, that would upgrade the training of Airport Police officers to deal with explosives and other materials so they could take over the lead role in LAX emergencies from the LAPD. On Thursday, Bratton questioned, “Why would you trust the security of a major terrorist target to a police force … whose training, capabilities and hiring procedures are not up to those of the Los Angeles Police Department?” On Friday, Bratton indicated he had no intention of backing down to the mayor. “I very much appreciate the mayor’s comments, involvement and interest in addressing the issues that have been raised about security at LAX,” Bratton said in a statement. last_img read more

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A Donegal schoolteacher kept her ‘cool’ when 30 students got trapped in a lift at an ice-skating rink in France.The group of frightened students from Finn Valley College in Stranorlar became caught in the lift and had to be eventually freed by firemen.One of the group of students, who were aged between 15 and 17, had to be hospitalised because of heat exhaustion following the ordeal. The students became claustrophobic after getting stuck in the lift which was coming down from the fifth floor of the huge ice-skating complex in Nice.It took firemen more than half an hour to arrive on the scene and begin to free the stricken students.Last night school principal Frank Dooley admitted that the students became anxious and he said he could not understand why it took so long for the lift to be opened.“It took the fire department a half an hour to come. During that time of course you had a lot of claustrophobia in the lift. “You also had heat in the lift, you some had heat exhaustion. You had some with claustrophobia, which would be understandable because it was an inordinate time it took the fire department to come, over half an hour.“Something that would be routine, you would wonder why the fire dept had to come but that is the procedure over there,” he said.Mr Dooley thanked staff at the centre whom he said kept in contact with the students throughout their ordeal by internal video camera and also verbally.He also paid tribute to Lisa Herron, the young teacher caught in the lift with the students throughout their late-night ordeal which happened around 11pm.“Lisa was very professional and I would like to thank her on behalf of the school for looking after the students so well during the incident,” he added. EndsSTRANORLAR STUDENTS’ HORROR AFTER GETTING TRAPPED IN LIFT was last modified: April 28th, 2011 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:Finn Valley Collegelifttrappedlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal has become the unofficial tornado capital of Ireland in the wake of yesterday’s sighting of a huge wind funnel in Inishowen.Donegaldaily has been sent in several reports of other such tornadoes across different parts of the county yesterday.Our picture shows another tornado outside Lifford shortly after 2pm yesterday – just hours after the 700 metre weather phenomenon struck outside Buncrana. The image was captured on a mobile phone by motorist Noel McMenamin when he pulled in to capture the scene on the main Letterkenny to Lifford road.We have also had another report from a tornado hitting ground in the Fintown area.Met Eireann has warned that the current weather conditions are ideal for such wind funnels which are then classified as tornados if they reach the ground.  *If you have spotted a tornado or wind funnel, send your pictures to DONEGAL BECOMES TORNADO CAPITAL AS REPORTS OF MORE WEATHER PHENOMENON EMERGE was last modified: June 12th, 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:buncranadonegalLiffordMet Eireanntornadoeslast_img read more

first_imgLETTERKENNY General Hospital is €8M over budget for the year to the end of September, a report from the HSE states.The review found the hospital has spent €78M for the period, instead of he allocated €70M.It also found the hospital had spent €3M on overtime during that period and €3M on agency staff. That means the hospital management are now spending 7.3% of its pay budget on overtime and agency workers.Absenteeism was also running at just under 5% for the three months of July, August and September.Support staff were most likely to be off (6.32%) followed by management (5.64%).No hospital in the State reached the target of 95% of all attendees at Emergency Departments being discharged or admitted within 6 hours, or 100% of people admitted within 9 hours of registration in September. The top performing hospitals, those who reached a performance level of 80% or above for all attendees being seen within 6 hours are Tullamore, St Luke’s Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Portiuncula and St John’s.Hospitals who reached 90% or above in relation to those who were admitted within 9 hours were St Luke’s Kilkenny, Letterkenny, Portiuncula and St John’s Hospital in Limerick. HSE REPORT: LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL’S €8M OVERSPEND, €3M ON OVERTIME was last modified: November 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HSE REPORT: LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL’S €8M OVERSPEND€3M ON OVERTIMElast_img read more