Football Viewers’ Guide: Week 9

first_imgIncarnate Word at Nicholls, Saturday, 3 p.m. CTOnline:Southland Digital Network Conference appsTalent:Bryant Johnson, play-by-playSeth Thomas, analyst Houston Baptist at Northwestern State, Saturday, 6 p.m. CTOnline:DemonTV State Athletics appTalent:Patrick Netherton, play-by-playTony Taglavore, analyst FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference Game of the Week on ESPN3 is Central Arkansas at McNeese, a battle between FCS Top 25 teams. The Bears and Cowboys play for the Red Beans and Rice Bowl trophy, which was estabilished prior to the 2008 game in this rivalry. Southeastern Louisiana at Sam Houston State, Saturday, 1 p.m. CTNational Television (LIVE):Eleven SportsDirecTV 623AT&T U-verse 1665Channel finderOnline (LIVE):Southland Digital Network Conference appsRegional Television (DELAYED – 8 PM CT):Cox Sports TVChannel finderTalent:Gerald Sanchez, play-by-playJohn Harris, analystJerrod Johnson, reportercenter_img Lamar at Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, 3 p.m. CTOnline:ESPN+ appsTalent:Rob Meyers, play-by-playKevin Langford, analyst Central Arkansas at McNeese, Saturday, 6 p.m. CTOnline:ESPN3 appsTalent:Lyn Rollins, play-by-playRene Nadeau, analystlast_img read more

Students Blame Gov’t for ‘Poor Performance’ at WASSCE

first_imgScores of students in their sixth day of writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) on Wednesday, April 9, have blamed government for their poor performance.The saddened students at the William V.S. Tubman High School in Monrovia were spoken for by their president, Samuel Zah of 12-3 class.They claimed this was due to government’s failure to construct and or equip laboratories around the country for use by senior high students.Surrounded by several of his colleagues — who were seen looking gloomy in expectance of poor results for the Physics portion of the exams — Samuel attributed the students’ lackluster performance to several factors he claimed hampered their ability to prepare for the exams.Some of the factors, he said, were students’ inability to comprehend (grasp) the test questions relative to practical laboratory experimentation.“Unlike other high school students, those (students) at Tubman High had no idea on several of the exam’s questions. This is because some of the books being used here are outdated. As a result, the students were left with no other alternative but to write what they could and finish the test,” Mr. Zah complained.“Despite all the difficulties we experienced from our lack of laboratory facilities, coupled with the ‘no teacher syndrome’, we Tubman High students are somewhat hopeful since we believe in the works of God, the Almighty,” he declared.onrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) Superintendent, A. Benjamin Jacobs, agreed with the students concerning the dire need for  equipped laboratories and trained instructors. He added that it is the responsibility of the MOE’s authorities to provide learning institutions with the requisite environment, which includes buildings and well-equipped laboratories.“We are not prepared to write the WASSCE head-on; this is taking place while we are piloting the WASSCE with the countries that have previously been writing the exams,” he explained.He, too, was hopeful that some of the students would make a successful pass upon completion of the exams.On April 3, almost immediately after the 5,034 students began writing the WASSCE, complaints about the process of writing the test, which they claimed was characterized by difficulties, began to surface.The students’ qualms were owing to what they claimed were inadequate preparations at the various laboratories and libraries at their respective schools.For example, at the Paynesville Community High School (PCS), in the Voker Mission vicinity, the 342 students who sat the test were embittered after they observed that practical questions in Physics were incomprehensible to them due to “poor laboratory preparation.”The Physics, which is being written on the code number 512, was the only Science test administered to students across the 44 testing centers.The WASSCE began on Thursday April 3, and is being administered to 47 schools by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) office in Montserrado, Margibi and Grand Bassa Counties.The students complained that though the laboratory was constructed, it was done without proper materials or teaching staff to conduct the lab preparation.PCS Principal Alphonso Kanboh, agreed with the students’ complaints when he told the Daily Observer, “Our challenges are enormous in the school. Our lack of an equipped laboratory combined with irregularly attended classes by the students themselves all add to the problems.”Kanboh said the school is in need of laboratory materials for the students to do their practical exercises, or else they would be unprepared for the WASSCE.Like MCSS Supt. Jacobs, Principal Kanboh did not give up his hopes of the students passing the test. He predicted that the result may fall between 50-60 percent in favor of the student populace.The Head of the National Office (HNO) of the WAEC in Monrovia, John Y. Gayvolor, Sr., who toured the various testing centers, has reportedly spoken about similar problems regarding students unpreparedness for WASSCE due to lack of laboratory specimens.He, however, urged the students to remain focused and persevere until the end of the tests.Subjects the students are writing throughout the course of the tests include English Language, which will be written in three different parts that include objective and essay questions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GA-FDD conducts survey on Chinese restaurants

first_imgIn the past, Chinese businesses, especially restaurants have come under scrutiny for the quality of foods they prepare and sell to locals. In this regard, the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has conducted a survey to see how safe and clean those foods are for human consumption.The interior of a Chinese restaurantDirector of the Department, Marlon Cole told Guyana Times that such a survey had become important, especially since a Chinese restaurant is located at the corner of almost every street, not only in the capital city but in outlying areas.Although the survey was conducted on restaurants only in Georgetown, he assured that annual inspections will be conducted on all restaurants across the country by the GA-FDD’s health officers in all 10 Administrative Regions.Moreover, those officers will also begin investigating if a complaint is made against a food establishment.“The public health officers in the regions would do the inspections at the Chinese restaurants and I believe it’s annual inspections and for the city it would be done by the City Public Health Department…if there is a complaint, an investigation can be launched,” Cole stated.The findings coming out from the survey, the Director informed, should be presented and handed over soon before it gets into the public domain.According to him, the study focused on the environmental conditions of the restaurant inclusive of the air and water quality, the sanitation of the restaurants’ surfaces and utensils and more importantly, sanitation of the hands of the workers.Only recently, the poor state of sanitation at some Chinese restaurants along the Corentyne Coast was discussed at the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Head of the Regional Health Committee, Zamal Hussain, has said health is of paramount importance to the residents of Region Six.Guyana Times had visited restaurants along the Corentyne and found what appeared to be bat dung swept up and left in a corner at some restaurants. The operator of that restaurant told this publication that he had been told to clean the inside and surroundings of the restaurant, and he did just that before reopening.In another restaurant, a drum with water which had turned green was situated in front of the restaurant and there was an open urinal a few feet away.That restaurant owner said the water was not for washing hands. According to the woman, the water in the drum is used to clean the urinal. The woman acknowledged that it was weeks since it had rained, and as such, the water had become discoloured.At the same restaurant, the operator showed this publication a standpipe which she said was to facilitate persons with water to wash their hands.She then turned on the tap to prove that there was running water but below the tap was a drain which was infested with maggots.last_img read more

Huskies overcome hot goalie to beat Blades

first_imgBut without a doubt, Sunday’s story was Sheldon Longson.  All game, it seemed like it was a matter of time, but heading into the third, Longson had been impeccable.  “I just told the guys to be patient” says Kalb. “That young man played a real good hockey game, so congratulations to him,” he said of Longson, “but once we burst their bubble, we knew the goals would come”.With the win, the Huskies lay a solid claim to second place in the league.  They now sit 3 points ahead of Dawson Creek, with a game in hand, as well as 8 points ahead of Peace River, with 2 more games played than the Navigators. For full standings, visit Smith earned player of the game honours for FSJ, adding two assists to some solid defensive play. He says the team was confident it could come back. “It was just two goals,” he said. “You’ve just got to keep your head up, not get down, and keep doing the simple things”. It certainly worked today. Though the flood gates seemed to have parted, the Blades would still fight back. Nick Fitzpatrick fired a point shot through traffic, to tie the game at three.  Unseen by Andrew Van der Merwe, it still led to the end of his night, replaced by Zach Blain, who was coming off a solid performance against North Peace on Saturday night. Finally, midway through the third period, Kole Norris would roof another loose puck over Longson, to put the Huskies in front for good. At game’s end, the score was 4-3 FSJ, with a staggering shot count of 64-24. Fort St. John’s Jesse Disher only played the first 22 minutes of the game.  Early the second, he was called for a suspect interference penalty, after a small battle for a 50/50 puck.  Disher took exception to the call, and earned himself a gross misconduct, meaning he will likely be suspended next game. While he agreed the call may not have been warranted, coach Kalb was still unimpressed with his defenceman’s meltdown.   “That cost the team,” he said. “We’re trying to have discipline, and get ready for the playoffs, and you just can have outbursts like that and expect to have a favourable outcome” Advertisement Sheldon Longson almost stole a win away from the Fort St. John Huskies on Sunday afternoon.It took 50 shots before the Huskies could beat the small netminder from Beaverlodge. He made 23 saves in each of the first two periods, many of them of the spectacular variety. He got some help from his best friends too, with Fort St. John hitting the post at least 3 times in the second period alone. But finally, in the third period, with the team trailing Beaverlodge 2-0, they crashed the net, and Cam McKinnon slid a loose puck past him. – Advertisement -Then Cody Hildebrand did the same, jamming home a Payden Wongstedt rebound. Then Dan Pappin got in on the act, roofing a loose puck from the side of the net, for a powerplay goal to put the Huskies in front. The three goals came in a span of just 2:06. Advertisementlast_img read more

DONE DEAL! Jordan Ayew joins Aston Villa on five-year deal

first_img1 Aston Villa have completed the signing of striker Jordan Ayew from Lorient.Villa assistant boss Ray Wilkins confirmed on Monday morning that the club were close to securing a deal for the 23-year-old.And Ayew has now put pen-to-paper on a five-year contract after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.Villa manager Tim Sherwood said: “I’m really pleased to bring Jordan to the football club.“He is a fantastic young player who is perfectly suited to the Premier League.”The fee for Ayew, who struck 12 goals for Lorient in Ligue 1 last season, has not been disclosed but is understood to be in the region of £9million.The Ghana international joins Jordan Amavi, Idrissa Gueye and Micah Richards in moving to Villa Park this summer.Jose Angel Crespo could be next in, after his club Cordoba announced they had accepted an offer from Villa for the Spanish full-back. Jordan Ayew last_img read more

Two Queens of the sea to meet today

first_imgThe Queen Mary 2, the world’s largest ocean liner, made its first West Coast call early Wednesday in preparation for a meeting with its historic namesake. The $800 million ship, owned by Valencia-based Cunard Line, arrived in the Port of Los Angeles about 5 a.m. with 2,543 passengers. The QM2 was too tall to fit under the Vincent Thomas Bridge, which spans the Main Channel. Instead of turning under the bridge to back into its berth, the cruise ship had to sail down the channel backward. “Absolutely breathtaking,” spectator Matt Thornburg told KTLA-TV (Channel 5) after the arrival. “You see it a lot on the computers but to stand here at the berth and, you know, to feel it and see it and hear the whistle, it’s just something else. It’s history.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Today, the Queen Mary 2 will sail into the neighboring Port of Long Beach to meet the original Queen Mary ocean liner, now permanently docked as a tourist attraction and hotel. Escorted by spouting fireboats, the QM2 will anchor about one-third of a mile from the Queen Mary at midday. The ships will greet each other with horn blasts, and after about an hour, the QM2 will head off for a cruise to Mexico. The QM2 and the Queen Mary, which was launched in 1934 and first sailed in 1936, were built by Cunard, originally based in Britain but now located alongside sister company Princess Cruises on Valencia’s Town Center Drive. Both lines are owned by Miami-based Carnival Corp. The original Queen Mary was an art-deco masterpiece that ferried celebrities across the Atlantic. During World War II, it was used as a troop ship and also carried British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to meetings. The ship was sold to Long Beach in 1967 and arrived there that December. The QM2 has 17 decks, is as tall as a 23-story building and, at 1,132 feet, is twice as long as the Washington Monument is tall and 113 feet longer than the Queen Mary. However, it only will hold the title of world’s largest passenger ship until May, when Royal Caribbean International christens the Freedom of the Seas. The QM2’s voyage to California was troubled. It left New York on Jan. 15, but hit the side of a shipping channel in Florida on Jan. 18 and damaged a motor, forcing it to use just three engines and reducing its speed. To make up for lost time, the cruise cut stops in Barbados, St. Kitts and Salvador, Brazil. Some passengers offered a 50 percent refund were unhappy and threatened a sit-in. The cruise line finally agreed to a full refund.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


first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA News: Lotto ResultsNumbers drawn were 0 2, 04, 05, 06, 10.  Bonus 07. No jackpot winner.  €100 winner  Sheila Coll, Rosnakill.   €50 winner  Marie McAteer, Doaghbeg.  Come on support your club. 2015 Donegal Intermediate Senior & Reserve Championship Group 3 Round 1Saturday 23rd May 2015Urris  v  Gaeil Fhánada  in Crampsey Park @ 7:30 PMReferee: Michael MulhernUrris Reserves v  Gaeil Fhánada Reserves @ 6:00 PMReferee: Paul Clifford Ladies County LeagueGaeil Fhánada Ladies play away to Convoy B this Sunday at 11a.m.  Come along and support this new up and coming talented team.  Good luck to all the ladies and John and Hughie.Table Quiz in aid of Gaeil Fhánada LadiesTable quiz is being held in Atlantic House on May 22nd at 9.30p.m. in aid of Gaeil Fhánada Ladies football.  Tables of four. €5 per head. Come over for a bit of craic and support our ladies.  All Welcome !!Bord na nÓg UNDER 10sOur u10s have a blitz in McCumhaill Park, Ballybofey on Friday next the 22nd at 6.30p.m. sharp, Martin will be in contact via text early next week regarding travel arrangements. Teams taking part are: hosts Sean McCumhaills, Glenfin, Gweedore and Gaeil Fhánada.UNDER 8sPLEASE NOTE: NO UNDERAGE TRAINING NEXT FRI THE 22ND DUE TO THE BLITZ IN BALLYBOFEY. UNDER 12sThe u12s travelled to Gweedore on Wednesday last to play the first game of the season, after a tough physical battle Fanad lost out to a strong Gweedore side.  This is a very young team with only 3 players overage next year, with senior player and club coach Patrick Heraghty in charge of this young team there will be a lot of hard work put in on the training field over the coming months. Next up is a game v St Eunans next Wednesday the 20th with a 6.30p.m. throw in. Patrick will be in contact via text regarding information on this fixture.  This game might be played in O’Donnell Park, but will be confirmed early on Monday.  Further information please contact Patrick @ 087 2719182.U14 TrainingContinues every Thursday @ 6pm in Trialough. U14 Manager for the season ahead is Paul ‘Dougie’ Coyle.Gaeil Fhánada Annual Schools Sports DayWill be taking place this year on the 9th June in Tria Locha. Usual arrangements.  Anyone able to help out on the day please contact / let Margaretta McConigley or Bridie Doherty know by 06th June.  All help gratefully accepted (parents, secondary school / college students, members, brothers or sisters etc)ComhghairdeasComhghairdeas mhór le Gráinne Nic Suibhne – Comhaltas Craobh Fhánada a bhuaigh an chéad áit san chomórtas Faoi 12 Bosca Ceoil ag Fleadh Dún na nGall ! Bua iontach !Beidh Gráinne ag dul ar aghaidh chuig babhta Uladh ar 25ú Iúil!Ádh mór leat a Ghráinne ó gach duine i Gaeil Fhánada.Big congratulations to Gráinne Sweeney who won County Fleadh U12 button accordion in Gortahork last Saturday. Gráinne goes on to represent the County in Ulster on 25th July. Well done and best of luck Gráinne.Ulster Senior Football Championship 2015Comhghairdeas Mór chuig foireann Dún na nGall a bhain Dé Domhnaigh seo caite i gcluiche fhisiceach v Tír Eoghan i mBaile Feich.  Best of luck to Rory, Declan and the boys when they play in the Ulster quarter final against Armagh, which takes place on Sunday 14th June at 2pm in Athletic Grounds, Armagh.VHI Cúl CampGaeil Fhánada C.L.G. will once again host a Cúl Camp from July 14th to 19th.  Bookings can be made online at or you can contact Fiona Shiels if you would like to pay by instalment.GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA FACE TRICKY CLASH AWAY TO URRIS IN INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: May 19th, 2015 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaNoticesSportlast_img read more


first_imgVoters on five islands in the Donegal south west constituency – Arranmore, Gola, Inishbofin , Inishfree and Tory will go to the polls ahead of the rest of the country in the Children’s Referendum today.Polling stations will open for four hours on the smaller islands and for nine hours on Arranmore which has an electorate of over 500.Over 1,100 people are registered to vote on the Aran Islands off the coast of Galway. Almost 200 people are entitled to vote on Clare Island, Inishbiggle and Inishturk off Co Mayo.The Aer Corps will bring the ballot boxes by helicopter to Inishboffin and Tory Island in Donegal with ferries and boats transporting the boxes to other islands.Islanders in these counties traditionally vote ahead of the mainland to make sure bad weather does not hamper the return of boxes on time for the count.  VOTERS ON DONEGAL’S ISLANDS GO TO POLLS IN CHILDREN’S REFERENDUM TODAY was last modified: November 8th, 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:Children’s Referendumdonegalislandsvotinglast_img read more


first_imgA CO Donegal couple whose company were the owners of a bin lorry involved in the death of a toddler have been cleared on insurance charges.Jim Ferry and Mary Ferry, of Rossbracken, Manorcunningham, the owners of Ferry’s Refuse Collection Limited, had fought a charge of having no insurance on the day a child was knocked down and killed in Letterkenny.Lorry driver Alex McDaid (60), of Bomany, Letterkenny, was cleared earlier this year of causing the death of Patrick McDonagh by dangerous driving in the Ballymacool Housing estate in Letterkenny in February 2010. The trial heard how Mr McDaid had reversed his lorry into a cul-de-sac where the boy lived.The three-year-old boy’s father Patrick Snr told the trial of how his son had chased after a tennis ball on to the road and had shouted ‘stop stop’ as the lorry went over him. The boy’s twin Megan was also at the scene.Mr McDaid did however admit a charge of failing to have a valid driving license.As a result the Ferrys were charge of failing to have proper insurance.However their solicitor Ciaran McLaughlin told Letterkenny District Court that the charge should have been brought against the company which owned the lorry – Ferrys Refuse Limited – and not the directors of the company.He also argued separately that Mr McDaid had shown them what they believed to be a valid driving license. They had no idea it was false.And thirdly, said the solicitor, Zurich Insurance were acting as insurance agents in the matter anyway.District Judge Paul Kelly struck the matters out.COUPLE WHOSE REFUSE COMPANY OWNED TODDLER DEATH LORRY ARE CLEARED was last modified: November 25th, 2013 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:ferry’s refuseGavelLetterkenny Courtlast_img read more


first_imgA former Donegal Garda Superintendent has escaped prosecution for speeding after successfully appealing for an exemption.Supt Kevin English, formerly of Buncrana station, appeared at Carrick-on-Shannon District Court.He was summonsed to appear before the court charged with exceeding the 60kmph at Drishogu, Carrick-on-Shannon at 8.56am on July 9th, 2014. Supt English joined prosecuting Inspector Ray Mulderrig at the front of the court seeking permission to make a preliminary application.Supt English told Judge Kevin Kilraine was making an application for an exemption which is available to Gardai in the performance of their duties under the Road Traffic Act of 2010.The court was told the 132 registered vehicle had been approved for Garda duty.Judge Kilraine said told Inspector Mulderrig that if the prosecution accepted what the superintendent said, the case would not proceed.The Garda Inspector said that in the circumstances he would strike out the case.FORMER DONEGAL GARDA ESCAPES SPEEDING CASE was last modified: January 28th, 2015 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:courtexemptionspeedingSupt Kevin Englishlast_img read more