FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Hannah Brister and Stephen F. Austin’s Madelynn Miller are the Southland Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Brister’s latest accolade comes on the shoulders of a productive weekend for Northwestern State (6-5) in which she was named an all-tournament selection in College Station at the Texas A&M Invitational. In addition to an impressive 56 kills at the invitational, the junior also served up four aces en route to her second weekly honor of the season. The Lady Demons will have another full slate this week, beginning with a match at home against Prairie View A&M Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. CT.Miller claims her first weekly award after pushing SFA (9-1) to a 2-1 record at the Arkansas State Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark., this past weekend. The junior helped the Ladyjacks topple a previously unbeaten Rice squad in five sets Saturday afternoon. Miller produced 62 digs over three games, while helping SFA limit opponents to a .185 hitting percentage. The Ladyjacks are back in action this weekend at the Maverick Invitational in Arlington, Texas, beginning with Prairie View A&M Friday at 4 p.m.Offensive Player of the Week: Hannah Brister – Jr. – Outside Hitter – Paincourtville, La.Brister earned her third-straight all-tournament selection this past weekend at the Texas A&M Invitational. The junior hammered 56 kills in four matches for the Lady Demons, averaging 4.7 kills per set and a .299 hitting percentage. Brister recorded her third 20-kill performance against UTRGV on Thursday and also extended her streak of matches with double-digit kills (19) with 12 against Texas State on Friday.Honorable Mention: Abbie Harry, Abilene Christian; Lucie Porkona, New Orleans; Ann Hollas, Stephen F. Austin; Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Defensive Player of the Week: Madelynn Miller – Jr. – Libero – Lorena, TexasMiller averaged 5.17 digs per set at the Arkansas State Invitational, pushing SFA to a 2-1 record on the weekend and a 9-1 overall mark for the season. The junior concluded the weekend with a team- and season-high 29 digs in the Ladyjacks’ five-set victory over previously undefeated Rice. Her performance against the Owls helped Miller eclipse the 1,000-dig mark for her career, placing her at 1,005 career digs just 10 games into her junior campaign.Honorable Mention: Mackenzie Harris, Abilene Christian; Emily Doss, Central Arkansas; Erin Pequeno, Lamar; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.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 25 percent of ballots.
The board of directors of Barcelona meets this afternoon from 16:30 in a meeting that can be decisive in the face of the moment of tension that the entity is experiencing after the resignation of six managers last week.The club has informed that at the end of the same there will be a statement in which it is expected that the new distribution of functions within the council will be communicated.It should be noted that Bartomeu must replace key pieces within the board in the face of the avalanche of resignations, so it is urgent to appoint a secretary in place of Teresa Teixidor, who also needs a replacement at the head of women’s football, an economic vice president in the position of Enrique Tomas, someone who assumes control of grassroots football that Sílvio Elias had and a new head of the commercial area, a place that Josep Pont occupied. In the case of the Emili Rousaud vacancy, the vice presidency could be vacant. JOrdi Moix, head of the Espai Barça project, sounds like the new economic and heritage vice president, Xavier Vilajoana points to head of grassroots football and David Bellver could take over the commercial area with the rank of vice president.Likewise, the identity of the candidates to enter the box from outside beyond the relocation of positions could be communicated to the board. However, this point could be deferred and made effective at a future board meeting. Bartomeu is still in contact with several candidates. read more
Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Heated duel In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Hareide didn’t seem bothered by the penalty.“I’m sure it was the correct decision. It was fine,” he said. “It (VAR) does make life easier for the referee.”Poulsen’s foul didn’t harm Denmark on the scoreboard, and he wound up being named man of the match after his goal and timely defensive play helped secure a victory against an aggressive and relentless Peru squad. His clearing header in the box on a cross over Schmeichel’s head helped the keeper recover and leap to grab the ball as it came down with Peru players looking to pounce.“This was a very emotional game for me, especially because I made the penalty,” Poulsen said. “It seemed I was going to be the villain here. But at the end I scored and became a hero. That’s football. I was also a bit lucky.”The stay of Peru and its tens of thousands of fans in Russia could be short if they don’t capitalize on scoring chances. And they have to play group favorite France next.“I don’t think Peru, our team, deserved to lose, based on what I saw on the pitch,” Gareca said.GUERRERO’S EFFECTGareca decided to use 34-year-old striker Paolo Guerrero as a substitute, delaying his much-anticipated first World Cup appearance until about 30 minutes remained.Guerrero nearly missed the World Cup because of a doping ban that was lifted by a Swiss judge just before the World Cup.Within his first two minutes on the field, his point-blank header was saved by Schmeichel. Later, his clever back-heel from close range rolled just wide. Starting midfielder William Kvist might be done for the World Cup, Hareide said.Kvist was substituted after a hard collision with a leaping Farfan as the two pursued a ball in the air.Hareide said if Kvist has a fractured rib, “he’s out of the World Cup for sure.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Cueva said he approached the penalty kick differently than usual and it backfired.“I made a mistake; all I can do is correct it,” he said.Minutes later, he walked toward the locker room looking disgusted while teammates tried to console him, taking turns putting their arms around his shoulders.“At halftime we told him he had to keep playing strong,” Peru coach Ricardo Gareca said. “Of course, people make mistakes and in all matches there are mistakes. … He has the character to turn things around.”The penalty was awarded after Gambian referee Bakary Gassama used the video assistant referee system to decide Poulsen had tripped Cueva in the penalty area.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel reacts after Peru’s Christian Cueva, right, fails to score on a penalty kick during the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)SARANSK, Russia — Whether Kasper Schmeichel was making an acrobatic save or just getting lucky, it was his night.In a World Cup debut reminiscent of the way his father, Peter, played for Denmark and Manchester United, Schmeichel made Yussuf Poulsen’s opportunistic second-half goal stand in a 1-0 victory Saturday over Peru.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He’s a very important player, but the last one to come into the national squad,” Gareca said, explaining his decision to save Peru’s all-time leading scorer for the second half. “He played very well.”PERU’S PRESSUREPeru finished with 17 attempts to Denmark’s 10, and many of the Incas’ shots were of the point-blank variety. Schmeichel turned away many by diving or extending whatever limb he could into the ball’s path.Schmeichel’s kick save denied Jefferson Farfan’s hard-hit, 83rd-minute bid.The 31-year-old Schmeichel, who plays for English club Leicester City, ended up with the most saves (6) by Denmark keeper in a World Cup match since his father (9) at the 1998 tournament in France.“Denmark’s goal keeper was a great figure in the match,” said Gallese, whose block of Erikson’s breakaway bid briefly sustained Peru’s hope of a late equalizer. “We did not deserve to lose. Now all we can do is to think about France.”Within the opening minutes, Peru was pushing forward and nearly drew a penalty when Edison Flores and Poulsen collided on the left side of the box, but Gassama waved play on.Peru nearly broke through in the 13th minute when Carrillo executed a step-over dribble to his left, along the edge of the penalty area, and unleashed a low, hard left-footer. Schmeichel dove to his right to bat the ball away.The so-called Danish Dynamite did not get its first shot on goal until the 39th minute.INJURY CONCERN Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It’s good to have a good goalkeeper, let me put it that way,” Denmark coach Age Hareide said. “He is acrobatic and a very quick goalkeeper. He had a fantastic performance and we needed it. You have to acknowledge the performance of Kasper today.”Poulsen squeezed his goal between charging Peru goalkeeper Pedro Gallese and the left post in the 59th minute after collecting an angled pass from midfielder Christian Eriksen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe victory gave Denmark a crucial advantage in Group C, in which France defeated Australia 2-1 earlier in the day.Appearing at the World Cup for the first time in 36 years, Peru had overwhelming fan support in the Mordovia Arena and the bulk of scoring chances, including a late first-half penalty shot that Christian Cueva sent sailing over the crossbar. 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Managing Director of Ecobank Liberia, Mr. George Mensah Asante and Nobel Liberia CEO Jallah Kesselly Nobel Liberia last Wednesday signed a partnership arrangement with Ecobank as the newest money transfer service in the sector. NOBEL Liberia already has similar arrangements with LBDI (Liberia Bank for Development and Investment) and IB (International Bank).This partnership is to create easy access to Liberians wanting to receive money from the United States.The program was attended by officials of both institutions including the Managing Director of Ecobank Liberia, Mr. George Mensah Asante, who expressed appreciation to the management team of Nobel Liberia for the initiative with the bank and assured his institution’s support.The president and chief executive officer of Noble Liberia, Jallah Kesselly, expressed hope in the growth of the Liberian economy, and said his institution does not send money out of Liberia, adding, “We will like to keep money in Liberia, rather than sending money out of Liberia.”He said his company’s remittance service is the most convenient, cheapest and notably the easier way for Liberians in the United States to send money back home to their friends and relatives.Kesselly said that Nobel Money Transfer Service is currently available in Michigan, Maryland, North Carolina, Minnesota, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Colorado, and Philadelphia with additional cities to follow soon.He said for every ten transactions an individual receives from the United States, he or she individual will receive a free premium bag of Nobel US parboiled rice and a T-shirt. He said this move is Nobel Liberia’s way of showing appreciation to those utilizing its service.Kesselly said Nobel Money Transfer Service will also be available at all United Bank for Africa (UBA) branches in Liberia by the end of October.Also present at the occasion were the financial comptroller of Nobel Liberia, Mr. Nim’ne Elliot Mombo, Jr., while Ecobank Liberia representatives who also witnessed the occasion included Gibson Kollie, head of consumer banking; William Krakue, head of remittances; Trokon Jackson, head of clients engagement management; and Ivy Fairley Fahnbulleh, head of marketing and communications.Since inception, Nobel Liberia has over the years provided thousands of United States dollars to various charity causes in Liberia including Miss Liberia, the Chicago Bright Foundation and the Monrovia Football Academy, among others.Nobel Liberia’s main office is located in the Bible Society Building on 11th Street, Sinkor. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
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0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put conducting training at the Utalii Ground on 30th November 2017. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 30- Belgian tactician Paul Put maintains his biggest target is to get Harambee Stars to their first Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) since 2004, this coming right at the end of his two-year tenure when the next edition will be hosted in Cameroon in 2019.The tactician, hired a fortnight ago to help actualize Kenya’s dream of not only being at the 2019 AFCON but the 2022 World Cup, will begin his tenure on Sunday when he lines up his charges for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. Put says the tournament is important and comes at the right time as he tries to learn his players and will give him a priceless opportunity to build up and lay a foundation for the next two years.“This tournament gives me a good opportunity to look at the local players in terms of technical and tactical ability, discipline and mentality,” the tactician said after conducting his fourth training session on Thursday in Nairobi.“The most important thing is that I am focused for 2019 but with this tournament we have a chance to start the work.”Paul Put has pledged to take Kenya to 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. Photo/COURTESYHis bosses at the Football Kenya Federation have given him the target of winning the Senior Challenge Cup on home soil and though he says he will be going out to clinch the trophy, he has asked for patience as he enforces his philosophy on the team.“In football everything is possible, but you have to be realistic. We have been working for five days now and it is not enough to prepare for a tournament in that period. However, we play at home and it is a motivation. I can see the drive in the players and I have a good feeling,” Put said.Kenya is drawn in Group A alongside Rwanda, Zanzibar, Tanzania and guest team Libya and Put believes it will be a tough group especially with Rwanda and Libya who have both qualified for next year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN).“It is not easy because the two teams will definitely bring quality players to prepare for CHAN. I know Libya because when I was in Algeria we played couple of matches with Ahli Tripoli who have many national team players and I know they are a quality side,” the coach noted.“It is important to play in such kind of a difficult group because it will give me a chance to see the level of our players and an opportunity for them to learn and improve,” Put further opined.Harambee Stars head coach Paul Put talks to his technical bench while conducting training at the Utalii Ground on 30th, November 2017. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe Belgian tactician comes into the country with a rich Curriculum Vitae dangling in his briefcase. He has coached Gambia and Burkina Faso in Africa as well as Jordan. His previous engagement was with Algerian club USM Alger.He beams confidence that he will be able to take the country to the 2019 AFCON but has pleaded patience from fans.The coach says he has been pleased with what he has seen so far in his five days coaching the team in camp and already, he says there are a few faces who have impressed him enough to be considered in the main team.“So far it has been good; the will is there and I can see the motivation of the players. It’s a good sign already. There is a long way to go and a lot of work to do, but as long as the players want to work and there is a good mentality of them wanting to improve we will be able to have a team to show Kenyan people we are willing to play,” the coach said.He has admitted that most of the work will revolve around the tactical and technical ability of the team which he says will need more work but notes that it is something that will be improved especially with the readiness of the players to learn.“There is a long road to travel and a lot has to be changed but you cannot change with one minute. It takes time. For example Spain and Germany who ruled the world for a long time started building with young players before getting to the top,” Put revealed.“We have the belief, I trust the players and we will do everything possible to make the Kenyan fans happy,” promised the 61 year-old.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) read more
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160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Family members said they were very grateful to Tom and Paula Larson of Whittier for many years of loving care for Charlotte. They also praised The Gardens in Fullerton for their care and assistance. Her funeral will be at Rose Hills Memorial Park’s Mortuary Chapel in Whittier at 11 a.m. Thursday. WHITTIER – Charlotte VanDenberg, who had been featured twice in this newspaper in the past five years as a very active senior who played softball and volunteered with the Sheriff’s Department, died Sunday. She was 85. She was born May 12, 1920, in south Wales in the United Kingdom to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Thomas, who also had four sons. Her parents, husband, Malcolm, and three of her brothers all preceded her in death. VanDenberg is survived by sons Rees VanDenberg of Conner, Mont., and Dennis VanDenberg of Whittier, a daughter, Glenys Dawkins, and her husband, Harold, of Little Rock, Ark., five grand children, six great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Louis Kendall Anderson, and his wife, Jean, of Cypress, and many nieces and nephews. Charlotte became well- known in her later years as a physically active senior and community volunteer. She was featured in one newspaper article for her volunteer work at the sheriff’s Norwalk Station and in another article for her participation on a senior softball team. read more