FRISCO, Texas – For the fourth time since 2015, four member schools will represent the Southland Bowling League at the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship. The championship matches will be played April 11-13 at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio. The Mid-American Conference and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are the hosts.Vanderbilt will headline the field as the tournament’s No. 1 seed and will await the winner of Sacred Heart and Caldwell. The Commodores lead the nation with 94 wins this season and will look to repeat after claiming the 2018 national title.Arkansas State earned an at-large bid into the championship following a loss to Stephen F. Austin at the 2019 Southland Bowling Tournament. The Red Wolves are making their 12th consecutive berth at the NCAA tournament and will take on Medaille College in an opening-round matchup on April 9 at RollHouse Wickliffe.Sam Houston State makes its way back onto the national stage after capturing its first-ever Southland Bowling League title last weekend at USA Bowl in Dallas. The Bearkats were led by the league’s Newcomer of the Year, Bea Hernandez, as SHSU swept the field for a 4-0 record. SHSU is an automatic qualifier into the tournament.Stephen F. Austin rounds out the participants from the Southland Bowling League at the NCAA championship event. The Ladyjacks are another at-large bid in the tournament and will take on the Prairie View A&M in the opening round in Houston at Emerald Bowl on April 5. Should SFA defeat Prairie View A&M, the Ladyjacks will move on to face Sam Houston State.The championship bracket will be a double-elimination format, with each round consisting of a best-of-three match that includes the use of three-team game formats – baker total pin fall, five-person team match and a best-of-seven baker match play. The champion will be determined using a best-of-seven baker match play. The championship final will air at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Saturday, April 13 on ESPNU.
JOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, VASILIKA, WINNER: “When Drysdale’s filly (La Sardane) made that early move, it put pressure on Smith’s filly (Ms Bad Behavior) and it helped me. I didn’t want to be in a hurry, but she really picked it up and she finished well. I think a mile and one eighth might be her best (distance).MIKE SMITH, MS BAD BEHAVIOR, SECOND: “When Joel made that move, I kinda took a little hold and she dropped the bridle a bit, but it did take a little ‘sting’ out of her…But she ran great.” TRAINER QUOTES JERRY HOLLENDORFER, VASILIKA, WINNER: “You know, you never expect this kind of thing to happen, but occasionally but it does.“I hope she fits in our program, we did some extra work on her but you know she’s blossomed into a very nice mare now.“Flavian did his usual great job and got her out just in time. She ran them down and we can’t ask for more.”NOTES: All Schlaich Stables LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Gatto Racing, LLC and George TodaroCo-owner George Todaro, right, celebrates with jockey Flavien Prat, left, after Vasilika’s victory in the Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes, Monday, January 21, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO
Image: iStock Russia is the largest country in the world. Its large area reaches 17.1 million square kilometers, which are divided between the European continent and the Asian continent, but much of it is not populated.Some of the things that everyone knows about Russia is the cold weather, its large production of Vodka and the large number of brown bears that inhabit its lands. However, this country and its culture has many more interesting facts. Here are five shocking curiosities about this country and its culture. Its area reaches 17.1 million square kilometersOne of the things everyone knows about Russia is the cold weather Russia’s most shocking curiosities There are about 60 secret cities: While most people know that Russia was closed during Soviet times, today there are still some cities that are hidden. These cities, where normal families live, are prohibited for foreigners and even if a natural person from Russia wants to visit their relatives, they must ask for a special permit.In Russia, there are more women than men: In the Russian Federation, the number of women is much greater than that of men, reaching 11 million above. This fact means that there are currently 86.8 men for every 100 women and to find their better half they have to find a foreign partner.There are bears “addicted” to kerosene: The Kronotsky Nature Reserve in southern Kamchatka has more than 700 brown bears, considered the largest in the world. Many of these specimens have been in contact with discarded kerosene boats, and seeing one on its way, running towards it to sniff its smoke and thus observe the effects that it produces. There are more than 1 million people with HIV: Russia is one of the countries in the world with more people with HIV. According to some research, it is believed that around 2.3% of the population was infected because of injectable drugs while the vast majority were infected by contact with their partner. Given this crisis situation, the government decided to increase sex education and improve access to health resources.You can be arrested for being gay: Since 2013, the Russian government with Vladimir Putin in command, prohibited homosexual propaganda claiming that same-sex relationships were unnatural and illegal under the country’s legislation. As a consequence, gay people in Russia can be arrested by the police.
House Speaker J. Alex Tyler has described Liberia’s under-development and poor governance system as “appalling and shameful.”At the close of the nationwide consultation on the draft oil/petroleum law in Bensonville City, Montserrado County, Speaker Tyler highlighted the suffering of Liberians, particularly in the rural areas.He told the gathering of both young and elderly, that the nation does not deserve what it is undergoing at present. The Bomi County lawmaker stressed the need for legislation that would include input from the people, in order to reflect their hopes and aspirations.“We are ashamed of the slow pace of development we saw in the counties during this nationwide tour. Because of this situation, we want the citizens to come out and participate in this process so that whatever is written and done will include the people. No amount of criticism will distract us from engaging the people for their participation in these national issues,” he said. The House of Representatives had earlier confirmed weaknesses on their part as it relates to exercising their oversight responsibilities in monitoring budgetary allocation to government functionaries responsible for infrastructure development. Speaker Tyler blamed public officials for such failure.Meanwhile, at the consultation, several Liberians including Ralph Nimene of District 16 called for a review of Section 75 of the draft law that speaks of “conflict of interest.”According to him, if a public official robbed government of millions of dollars and only be made to pay US$50,000 of spend five years in jail, a conflict of interest would be the order of the day as far as public officials was concerned.“Let a longer jail sentence be prescribed to prevent these malpractices. Remember the oil sector is a lucrative one and a fine of US$50,000 is completely unacceptable for serious crimes against the state,” he said.The citizens lauded the efforts of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) for providing international training to Liberians in the oil and gas sector; they, however, called on NOCAL and the government to institute advanced petroleum-related courses at various universities in order to train more Liberians in the field, in view of a shortage of capacity in the field.“In the area of exclusive jobs for Liberians, the Montserrado citizens indicated that the draft law must define what the jobs are to better inform the public.On the issue of having a petroleum ministry when oil is discovered in commercial quantity, a delegate of District 17 suggested that the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy remains and be made to perform holistic and multiple roles in that connection.“Let the proposed Petroleum Ministry be placed under Lands, Mines & Energy Ministry as a bureau for the purpose of small and efficient government,” the delegate pointed.The Montserrado consultation ends the nationwide tour while a big national conference is expected in Monrovia soon, according to Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Glenveagh National Park and Visitor Centre has been given the first award by a company specialising in customer care in Ireland.The famous tourist attraction, including its Tea Rooms, received the inaugural Customer Service Excellence Ireland (CSEI) Recognition at a presentation this evening.Customer Service Excellence Ireland is a platform which aims to maintain and improve the quality of customer service in Ireland. It is supported by Enterprise Ireland as the Goverment body. Customer Service Excellence Ireland, which is based at the Colab at the LYIT, Letterkenny started this year following 18 months of research and development into the area of customer service excellence.Glenveagh National Park have been involved in the programme over the past six months which involved a process of evaluation, staff training and recognition.Management at Glenveagh wanted to maintain and indeed improve the quality of the service delivery to visitors at Donegal’s most attended attraction. By becoming part of the Customer Service Excellence programme, Glenveagh shows its ambition to deliver Customer Service Excellence.Numbers visiting Glenveagh are increasing due to the addition of school and nature visitors and for many years the great stories of a great day out in Glenveagh have been plentiful. GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK GETS TOP CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD was last modified: March 15th, 2013 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:Customer Service Excellenceglenveagh national park
Two men who were sued over the Omagh bomb have been found liable for the August 1998 atrocity at their civil retrial.Colm Murphy and Seamus Daly were taken to court by some of the victims’ families who were seeking damages for the atrocity in which 29 people died.Three schoolboys from Buncrana – and two Spanish students visiting the Co Donegal town – were among those killed when Real IRA terrorists planted a bomb in the centre of the Tyrone town in August 1998. Oran Doherty, who was just 8 and is pictured here and Sean McLaughlin (12) and James Barker (12) died in the terrorist outrage.Spanish student Fernando Blasco Baselga (12) and Rocio Abad Ramos, a group leader who were staying with local families in Buncrana at the time, also died.The judge in Belfast today described the evidence against the two men over the 1998 bombing as “overwhelming.”Neither man was at the High Court in Belfast to hear the 73 page judgement.Mr Justice John Gillen said both had lied to Gardai after their arrest and that their failure to give evidence to the court strengthened the case against them.No-one has been successfully criminally convicted of the bombing.In the absence of criminal convictions, some of the victims’ families took a landmark civil action, seeking damages from the men they believed were responsible.The retrial followed the original Omagh bomb civil case, which is believed to be the first time anywhere in the world that alleged members of a terrorist organisation have been sued.The first trial concluded in June 2009, when a judge ruled that four men – Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt, Liam Campbell, Colm Murphy and Seamus Daly – were all responsible for carrying out the atrocity.MEN WHO MURDERED THREE DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS FOUND LIABLE IN CIVIL CASE was last modified: March 20th, 2013 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:MEN WHO MURDERED THREE DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS FOUND LIABLE IN CIVIL CASE
THIS is the missing Lifford man who has vanished after escaping from police custody.David Colhoun, 22, from Beechwood Road has not been seen since the early hours of Sunday morning last.Mr Colhoun, had been in police custody at Strabane PSNI station in Co Tyrone after being arrested for a minor offence according to police. However when he was being transferred from one police car into another, he managed to escape.The last sighting of Mr Colhoun was of him headed towards the River Foyle which separates Tyrone from Donegal.However nobody has heard from Mr Colhoun since including his heartbroken girlfriend and his family.The Gardai and the PSNI say they have not received any reported sightings of the missing man since his disappearance. The PSNI have checked CCTV footage of businesses’ in and around Strabane bus station yesterday to see what direction the 22-year-old headed.Searches along the river bank and surrounding areas by the Foyle Search and Rescue, the Gardai, PSNI and dozens of volunteers have been carried out but there have been no sightings of Mr. Colhoun.A new search began this morning at 8am with the search being concentrated along the riverbank.PICTURES BY: NewspixirlEnds FAMILY’S HEARTACHE OVER MISSING 22 YEAR OLD was last modified: May 25th, 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:David ColhounLiffordmissing
A Donegal-born film-maker is hoping his horse comes in after being nominated for an award at the Irish Film and Television Awards this weekend.Rathmullan television producer Pierce Boyce, who is based in Galway, is hoping his TV series Jockey Eile, will be first past the post in the Best Reality Series at the awards on Friday night.Pearse has even admitted that he has placed bets in bookmakers shops around the country to make a few euro if his series wins. And with the winnings, he has promised to take his three children on a sunshine break during midterm.Pearse says he really believes in his series which is up against RTE big-hitters Masterchef and ICA Bootcamp.But he insists that he really believes his show is a thoroughbred and will romp home.The IFTA ceremony is broadcast live in RTE1 on Feb 9th from the Convention Centre Dublin. FILM-MAKER PEARSE HOPES TO WIN BY A SHORT HEAD AT IFTAS! was last modified: February 7th, 2013 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:film-makerIFTAsPearse Boyce