Larkins, Adams Voted Men’s Indoor Athletes of the Week

first_imgMen’s Field Athlete of the Week – Tyler Adams, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Buffalo, TexasAdams qualified for the NCAA meet and set a facility record with 6,016 points to take the heptathlon title at the Texas Tech Classic & Multis over the weekend. The senior from Buffalo, Texas, bested his closest competition by nearly 300 points. He finished no lower than third in any of the seven events, taking first place in the long jump, high jump, 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1000m. FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State junior Micah Larkins and Sam Houston State senior Tyler Adams are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by 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. Honorable Mention: Garett Cortez, UIW; Grant O’Callaghan, Southeastern Louisiana; Chris Jefferson, Sam Houston State; Isaac Vargas, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Micah Larkins, Northwestern State – Jr. – Princeton, La.Larkins clocked the third-fastest time in Southland history for both 60m and 200m at the Pittsburg State Invitational. For the 60, he ran a 6.63, a mark that is good for fifth in the nation and first in the conference. Larkins is ranked 33rd in the world in the 60. The junior also ran a 21.13 in the 200, which is ranked 19th nationally and also first in the conference. Honorable Mention: Lentz Similien, McNeese; Colton Cohea, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Stevon Crooks, Southeastern Louisiana. The Demons next head to the LSU Bayou Bengal Invitational in Baton Rouge, La. on Feb. 2 while the Bearkats make the trip west to Lubbock again for the Texas Tech Open from Feb. 2-3.last_img read more

Darby Predicts Champs Glory

first_imgKingston College’s distance runner Kristoff Darby said that he has been receiving a lot of attention and praise following his performance in the men’s 800m open event at the at the McKenley-Wint Track and Field Classic two weeks ago. The 19-year-old clocked a personal best time of one minute, 54.13 seconds to finish second behind World Championships 4x400m relay silver medallist Javon ‘Donkey Man’ Francis. In fact, Darby led for the entire race before he was nipped on the line by the fast-finishing Francis. The former John Mills star athlete told The Gleaner that this performance has lifted his confidence ahead of next month’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships. “It was a very good race because it was my opening race of the season and I have been getting a lot of attention from it,” Darby said. “I ran my personal best and this was my opening meet of the season, so I was very pleased with the time.” “People are now saying that I am one of the favourites for the Class One 800m title going into Champs, and so it has really boosted my confidence … knowing that I am one of the fastest athletes for this year,” he added. Darby’s time is the second fastest this year behind Spot Valley’s Tyrese Reid, who posted one minute, 53.68 seconds on January 14. He said the run for gold at Champs is going to be very competitive but said he is confident that he will come out on top. “I want to win that 800m at Champs, so I am going very hard towards this, because I finished fourth in the event last year and I’m aiming to do much better this year,” he said. “There are a lot of dangers because I saw that Spot Valley’s Tyrese (Reid) did one minute, 53 seconds in the event. There is Leon Clarke, and he is always a good competitor, but I am a hundred per cent confident that I will win at Champs,” Darby said.last_img read more

Taking Liberia to the World

first_imgHis job may be to pump up the jam, make some money, bring in big acts and make some more money, but he takes his subject matter very seriously. Bassirou Bashir Kante, CEO of SHEIKE BASSIROU Entertainment, is the man who motivated real paramount concerts before the first Ebola outbreak ravished Liberia. We literally heard screams and watched drool roll from the lips of fans from all parts of Liberia as they watched their favorite Liberian and Nigerian stars at his major concert shows.But Bassirou’s passion for entertainment and the way he takes care of his performers during each show aren’t the only reason(s) he’s so popular. Bassirou, who has promoted entertainment through Royal Gold Plus Entertainment is a success because he backs up his love for Liberia with seriousness and respect. He has taken on big showbiz names and brought them to Liberia — WizKid, Timayah, J Martins, R2Bees as well as all Liberian musicians — and he has won the hearts of Liberians.Quite recently, his team SHEIKE BASSIROU ENTERTAINMENT was awarded a compliment by the UN General of the Nigerian Defense Section, United Nation Peace keeper Nuhu E. Angbazo, because of his planned Mali Unification concert set to jump off April 9, 2016 in Bamako, Mali.“When I say God is good am talking about God being really good. Our work and upcoming Concert in Mali is now recognized as a peace keeping mission through entertainment and unity among West African States,” Bassirou shared via FaceBook.LIB Life finally caught up with Bassirou to find out more about the Mali concert and his entertainment movement.LIB Life: We feel honored to talk to you. Tell Liberia a bit about who Bassirou is.Bassirou: I grew up in the US where I lived all my life and worked, and moved back to Liberia in 2009 to invest in the import and export industry as well as the Liberian gold and diamond sector. In 2011, I chose to do entertainment for the love of music, and just because I saw how the Nigerian music industry was growing very fast and I though it wise to get involved.LIB Life: Sounds good. We noticed that you were involved in a lot of concerts and bringing light to our industry. What happened with that?Bassirou: Unfortunately throughout the years of 2011-2014, just before Ebola, I invested substantially in the entertainment industry by bringing in international artists and working with Liberian artists and so on. I lost a lot of money up until the end of Ebola and decided it’s about time to go back to the US and start over. I went back to the Us during the Ebola outbreak. After Ebola, I thought the Liberian industry, most especially the entertainment sector, did not pay off, like they do on an international level, locally or internationally. LIB Life: Now you are back and bigger than ever. Why, after losing so much?Bassirou: When we have a concert in Liberia, as big as possible, using the stadium or whatever, you have people who are corrupt by jumping the fence and not knowing that you spent a lot of money to put these events together. They duplicate tickets and so on. After the Wiz Kid and Timaya concert, I was broke. The concert cost me about $187,000.00 USD and after the concert was over, I was in the hole for about $200,000. I used all of the company money to pay for hotels, paying artist locally and internationally, air tickets and stuff like that. It was very devastating; but as God would have it, I was able to sort people out. It killed the dream for awhile, but then coming to the US, sitting and thinking it over, I thought let’s do it differently. Let’s take Liberia to the world, instead of taking the world to Liberia. Let them show that we are the best.LIB Life: Tell us about the concert.Bassirou: There are a list of people that are coming to this concert that I am actually sponsoring single handedly — to God be the glory most especially. We have Flavor from Nigeria who’s the best in the industry, J martins and M2kay from Nigeria. F Dot A Dot, a Liberian based in Nigeria, DJ Blue, DJ Kess from Ghana, four to five Malian artists living in Paris, Tal B, Gaspi, and we have this kid from Liberia, Tomah S. Floyd. These are just some of the names on the list that will be in Mali. We’re going places. Hopefully by the end of this event, we can have Liberia at a whole different level. There’s going to be a lot of Liberian artists that will perform there, showcasing them on that platform to make sure that Liberian persons are recognized and seen in concert.LIB Life: Why did you decide to have this concert? I mean Mali has been cut off from the world for a minute. What will this do for Liberia?Bassirou: This is a tough question; just trying to do something different. It goes back to loving music. I’m a Liberian and have resources in Mali from my grandparents. Though I lost so much money in entertainment, I still have love for the game. I thought to try another country but not forgetting Liberia this time around. The Mali Unification Concert is not the only concert. This is the first concert of the 11 country tour that we have planned. Mali is just the introduction. When we find investors to open with SHEIKE BASSIROU ENTERTAINMEMENT, that will lead our concert to other countries around the continent ofAfrica. Making sure to take African entertainment, including Liberian entertainers, to global attention.LIB Life: Will the Liberian entertainers receive just as much attention as the Nigerian artist?Bassirou: J Martins and Flavor are flying business class and you can rest assured my Liberians will be flying business class also; hotel suites and stuff like that — equal treatment. I’ve been in Liberia, so my record can show. I remember when I did the J Martins show in Liberia, the local artists all stayed in hotel suites. People asked why did I do that, because these guys usually stay at their houses and homes before coming to a show. I said no, I need them to be treated equally. This is just me being me. I just pray that the Liberian government sees this and tries to support these guys so they can be able to succeed in the entertainment industry. Look at culture and tourism, these are some of the things they need to put in order for these guys who are trying to be entertainers or whatever sector they want to be in Liberia, let the culture and tourism ministry stand by them and uplift them. Pretty soon we can bejust like Nigeria. We are a small country and have the resources to do these things.LIB Life: Why F Dot A Dot and what other countries do you plan to take him?Bassirou: He wasn’t selected [just] because he was in Nigeria at the time. He would have been selected if he was in any part of the world. I was going to make sure that he’s listed on this concert, one of the reasons being because he’s really good. This is a guy who has been trying with his own strength and power to make a name for himself. Just by him going to Nigeria to chase that dream touched me. Having known that I had to put Liberians in this concert, first thing that came to my mind was, ‘We need to get F.A. He signed the contract and disclosed payment, and he’s going to make Liberia proud — most especially me. They ask why F.A. Just wait and see. And if you still want the answer, come April 9th. He is Liberia’s pride. This 11 country tour is going to go on as long as God will have it. This year we have Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone. Don’t get me wrong; we have Liberia, but we don’t know when. We also have eastern Africa and some cities in the US coming up.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Over 100 ranks trained to drive – Traffic Chief

first_imgDestruction of GPF vehiclesIn light of the recent increase in road accidents involving ranks of the Guyana Police Force, Traffic Chief Dion Moore has disclosed that over 100 ranks have received training on various driving courses.Speaking at a year-end press conference on Friday, Superintendent Moore disclosed that as part of continuous capacity building within the traffic department,The brand-new pick up vehicle that was crashed in Berbiceranks were trained to operate the various types of vehicles within the Force.He noted that 27 ranks benefited from four-wheel drive courses, while 66 ranks underwent a two-wheel drive course.“Having recognised the huge amount of vehicles that we have and the kind of vehicles we acquired lately through the Chinese grant – these vehicles are manual vehicles – so we recognised there was need for additional training in terms of our drivers. In that regard, we have trained 185 drivers… aimed at reducing accidents on our roads involving Police vehicles,” he stated.According to the Traffic Chief, the ranks also underwent a specialised training to develop their skills and capability in the care, maintenance and use of those vehicles. He added too that only this week, another training course commenced on the use of ATVs in rough terrains.It was reported that a total of 23 accidents involving Police vehicles were recorded to date.Only last Thursday, a rank from B Division (Berbice), which covers the entire Berbice, crashed a brand-new pick up vehicle while attempting to overtake another vehicle on the Canje Public Road, resulting in damages to the front of the vehicle which ended up in a nearby drain.That vehicle was amongst the US$2.6 million fleet of vehicles donated by the Chinese Government to aid in the Force’s crime fighting activities. Upon the handing over the vehicles to the various Policing divisions, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had cautioned that if any of the vehicles are wrecked, then the responsible ranks would be held accountable and be made to pay for the damages.After Thursday’s crash of the new vehicle, another Police vehicle, an older one this time, was damaged in Linden when the rank was reportedly driving at a fast rate and slammed into the back of another vehicle.On the issue of accidents, the Police Force has nevertheless recorded a declining trend in traffic related cases, with a 15 per cent decrease in accidents overall.Road fatalitiesIn fact, the Traffic Chief disclosed that to date, road fatalities have decreased by 22 this year. For the year thus far, there has been 89 fatal accidents, resulting in 104 deaths compared to 115 fatal accidents with 126 deaths last year. This reflects a 23 per cent decrease in fatal accidents and a 17 per cent decrease in deaths.Serious accidents for this year were recorded at 268 against 299, showing a 10 per cent decrease; while minor accidents were at 376 against 409 with an eight per cent decrease, and damage accidents at 598 against 737, reflecting a 90 per cent decrease.According to Moore, while 12 children would have been killed on the country’s roadways last year, only two such deaths were recorded during the corresponding period this year. He added too that speeding has once again contributed to the majority of the accidents followed by drunk driving and then inattentiveness.The Traffic Chief further revealed that pedestrians topped the category of road users who were killed with 33. This was followed by motorcyclists with 20 and occupants of private vehicles with 18.According to Moore, the Force’s administration has recognised the need for additional ranks and has since assigned 71 more ranks to the traffic department along with five more motorcars and 35 motorcycles to aid in its traffic enforcement activities.Furthermore, with the festive seasons upon us, the Traffic Chief is imploring roadusers to be responsible and desist from acts such as drunk driving. In fact, he went on to to point out that within a week’s time (last week’s Thursday to this past Thursday) some 788 breathalyser tests were conducted during the nights.Of those tested, 98 were found to be above the legal limit in terms of alcohol consumption and 53 paid fines and had their licences endorsed. The remaining matters are pending in court.Friday’s press conference, which was held at the Traffic Headquarters, was a collaboration between the Police, the Guyana National Road Safety Council, the Public Infrastructure Ministry and several Private Sector organisations.last_img read more

Royal has no answers to Bishop Amat

first_imgKristen McCarthy scored a game-high 19 points for the Lancers, who took a step in the right direction Wednesday by defeating host Royal of Simi Valley 60-36 to advance to Saturday’s Southern Section Div. I-AA quarterfinals against Lynwood. “We knew things were going to be difficult, but we didn’t expect to win this easily,” Lancers coach Richard Wiard said. Candice Brown was relatively quiet during the first half for Bishop Amat (23-4). The second half was an entirely different story, as the UCLA-bound senior scored all 11 of her points over a seven-minute stretch of the third and fourth quarters. The Lancers jumped out to a 10-1 lead in the first quarter, due in large part to McCarthy, who scored six points in the first 21/2 minutes. Royal (22-6), on the other hand, struggled and managed just a pair of free-throws in the first seven-plus minutes of the game. Rose Lioy made the Highlanders’ first field goal with 28 seconds remaining in the first quarter. McCarthy, a junior, scored eight points in the second quarter as Bishop Amat took a 15-point lead at halftime. Brown took over from there, scoring six quick points to open the second half and extend the lead to 20 points with 2:06 left in the third quarter. The Highlanders mounted a rally – of sorts – in the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to 48-32 with 3:16 left. But Brown made with three straight free-throws to extend the lead back 22 points with 1:30 left. “Bishop Amat is OK,” Royal coach Mike Kohl said. “It will be interesting to see how they do the rest of the way.” Erika Ward and Kris King had nine points each and Lioy added eight. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img There were several questions surrounding the Bishop Amat of La Puente girls’ basketball team entering the postseason, perhaps the most important of which was: How would the Lancers respond to tougher competition in Div. I after winning back to back Div. III state titles? Apparently, they’re going to do just fine. last_img read more

I would have loved Petr Cech at Liverpool, says Bruce Grobbelaar

first_imgBruce Grobbelaar has told talkSPORT that Chelsea will miss Petr Cech as he’s one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.Cech is closing in on a £11million switch to Arsenal after the Blues reluctantly agreed to allow the wantaway 33-year-old to join their north London rivals.Chelsea skipper John Terry believes Cech could be with an extra 15 points to the Gunners, and Grobbelaar agrees with the Englishman’s assessment.“Petr Cech is one of the finest goalkeepers I have seen and he has proved that in the Premier League,” the goalkeeping legend told Extra Time.“Even if you look at last season and average number of goals conceded, Cech had the lowest among the three ‘keepers at Chelsea.“He will be a loss. Cech can still play for another five seasons, he has the experience, he is still the international ‘keeper for the Czech Republic and he is just a rock in goal.”Cech was a transfer target for a host of European clubs, and former Liverpool stopper Grobbelaar admits it would have been great to see the veteran at Anfield.“I would have loved him at Liverpool for Simon Mignolet,” he added.“But we’ve stuck with Mignolet, he improved the second half of last season and I hope he continues to grow and get better.”last_img read more


first_imgLittle battler Paul DohertyLittle battler Paul Doherty is making a rapid recovery after his operation to help him to walk. The Killygordon lad, who underwent the pioneering surgery in Missouri in America on Monday, has had his ups and downs after the operation.But mum Anne-Marie said she knows her 5 year old is on the mend after he demolished a bowl of jelly and ice-cream! Anne-Marie revealed “Paul had a rough night last night…. He was quite sick all through the night and a little upset. He was not in any pain but he was on a lot of medication and these were making him sick.“The pain management team gave him a little extra stuff and he fell asleep. This did the trick and he ate a cracker and drank some sprite at 10am. Slept again till 1pm and them woke up looking for his dinner !! He had a cheese wrap, jelly and ice cream. He ate the lot.”Paul’s surgeon, Dr Park, has visited the Donegal lad and said he was happy with everything.He confirmed that Paul’s second operation will be on Tuesday next – the day after Paul’s birthday! Anne-Marie added “That means that Paul gets discharged on Sunday, pre-op appointment on Monday and admitted again on Tuesday. The good thing is that Paul will be 6 on Monday and he won’t be in hospital and it’s only for one night this time when he does go back in.”Volunteers from the hospital have been to see Paul checking to see if he has any requests for toys, books or games.“I know Paul is feeling a bit better when he asked them for a tractor,” said mum Anne-Marie.All going to plan, Paul and his family hope to be back in Donegal by March 28th.JELLY AND ICE-CREAM AND A TOY TRACTOR – PAUL IS ON THE MEND! was last modified: March 5th, 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:Anne Marie Dohertydonegalpaul dohertyUSAWALKlast_img read more

DD Pets: Stop your dog being aggressive – with K9 Academy

first_imgDoes your dog exhibit aggressive behaviour towards people or other dogs and animals?Dog aggression is one of the most difficult things to deal with and should only be done by a professional. Dogs exhibit aggressive behaviour for lots of reasons. Mostly dog aggression spawns from improper socialisation.Not socialising your dog leads to lack of confidence which in turn produces fear or nervousness. When a dog is frightened they will either do two things fight or flight. If they have learned that fighting makes the thing that they fear go away they will continue to act aggressively.If they figure out they can get away they more than likely try to do this when seeing another dog or person that they are afraid of.How can a dog that has been so happy suddenly become aggressive? A lot of the time excitement is seen as aggression a dog wants to get over to meet another dog and pulls the owner across the road the owner gets angry tugs at the dogs collar and gives off “bad boy”. Your dog who was excited now thinks this new dog has caused all this punishment and over time with consistency you accidently created a dog that wants to attack a dog.Small dog syndromeIf you have a small dog that acts aggressively towards other dogs ask yourself a few questions.Did you think to yourself “it’s fine it’s just a small dog”? This dog doesn’t need socialised.Have you seen a big dog walking towards you and immediately lift your dog up?Or have you just made excuses for your dog because it is small “oh he’s harmless his bark is worse than his bite”?If you answered yes to one or more of these you more than likely have created all your dogs’ insecurities or aggression issues. Hopefully you can now see that small dog syndrome is not the dog’s syndrome but the owner’s syndrome.Dog aggression can spawn from so many different places so it is important to achieve some level of socialising and training with your dog before it gets to that stage.If you are experiencing these issues or any similar it’s important to get in touch with a professional who has experience with aggressive behaviour as this is very dangerous and should not be taking lightly.Please do not try attempt to train an aggressive dog at home the results could be devastating Dog Day Care is a place where you can drop your dog off before work and collect them when you are finished. Your dog will socialise, play and exercise with other dogs throughout the day all under the supervision of a Professional Trainer.Your dog may also benefit from being around a professional trainer and learn some new and good behaviours. Dogs that regularly socialise are less likely to exhibit bad behaviours like reacting to dogs on leads, destroying the house, hyper active or excessive barking.K9 Academy also offers Dog training, Puppy Classes and Behaviour modification.Why not drop your dog off for a day off fun and socialising with other dogs in a safe envirnoment while you get going with your busy day.Dog Day Care -€10per day – €20 for 3 days – €35 for 5 days(monday–friday).Opening hours 8am – 6:30pm For anyone that has 2 or more dogs contact for special deals If you would like to find out more you can visit the website . Visit the facebook page call 0864468313 or Unit 3 Carrygally Business Park, Lismonaghan, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.DD Pets: Stop your dog being aggressive – with K9 Academy was last modified: August 9th, 2016 by Ray BreslinShare 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:aggressive dogsK9 ACADEMYletterkennyRay Breslinlast_img read more

Harry Kane stars in awkward advert for Samsung and Fortnite

first_img Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa targets smart causal Kane is known to be a big fan of the worldwide computer game sensation Fortnite, and has previously streamed himself playing it alongside his Spurs teammates.In the ad, he was presented with a life-sized supply crate from the game, which conveniently included the new Samsung phone.Kane then successfully attempted to do some keepy-uppies while simultaneously playing Fortnite on his new mobile.You can watch the clip below. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 1 Harry Kane has featured in a new joint advert for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Fortnite.The Tottenham striker took part in the paid promotion, which put his script-reading skills to the test and produced a slightly awkward result. gameday cracker REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Tottenham News no dice punished How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible standings REVEALED The 25-year-old was able to juggle football and Fortnite BIG PRESENTS UP TOP OFF Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmaslast_img read more

Caulker is tipped to join Palace

first_imgQPR have lost out to Crystal Palace in the battle to sign Cardiff City and England defender Steven Caulker, the Daily Mirror say.  West London Sport recently revealed that Rangers were targeting Caulker and subsequently that they were in talks with him after meeting the £8m release clause in his contract.QPR are keen to sign CaulkerRangers were then widely touted as the favourites to sign him, with boss Harry Redknapp said to be increasingly confident of completing the transfer despite apparent interest from a number of other clubs, including Liverpool.However, it is now claimed that Palace manager Tony Pulis has persuaded Caulker, 22, to move to Selhurst Park in a club-record deal.The Hounslow-born player has reportedly been offered £42,000 a week by Palace – supposedly more than QPR are willing to pay him.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more