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McNeese’s Kennedy Earns Southland Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors

first_imgSouthland Conference Week Three Release (PDF) He ended the week with his second double-double of the season and eighth of his McNeese career, registering 22 points and 11 rebounds against Arlington Baptist. Kennedy missed just one of his 11 attempts from the field. Six of his 11 rebounds came on offense and resulted in 10 second-chance points, of which he scored eight. The Southland leader in rebounds per game (9.3) so far this year, Kennedy averaged 8.3 boards last week. He also dished out three assists in each of the three games, blocked six shots and tallied a pair of steals. The Pokes play their final Legends Classic game against Richmond at 6 p.m. CT Friday. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese forward Sha’Markus Kennedy is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.  Kennedy was a bright spot for the Cowboys, averaging 22.7 points per game with at least 20 points in each of McNeese’s three contests. The senior forward shot a jaw-dropping 77.1 percent (27-for-35) from the field as McNeese fell on the road to Wisconsin, 83-63, and New Mexico, 90-80, in the Legends Classic. The Cowboys closed the week with a 103-51 drubbing of Arlington Baptist at home.center_img Honorable Mention: Ty Brewer, Southeastern Louisiana; Jalon Gates, Houston Baptist; Dexter McClanahan, Nicholls; Jashawn Talton-Thomas, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Sha’Markus Kennedy, McNeese – Sr. – Forward – Tuscaloosa, Ala.Unfazed by an elite opponent in Wisconsin, Kennedy poured in 20 points on 6-of-9 shooting and hit eight of his 10 free-throw attempts against the Badgers. He grabbed five rebounds and recorded a trio of assists and a block. He posted one of the finest lines of his career against New Mexico, matching a career-high with six blocks to go with a season-high 26 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Kennedy shot 11-of-15 from the field versus the Lobos.last_img read more

Nominations open for National Snooker Titles

first_imgThe minor B Grade titles cues off on Sept 7-11 followed by the major A Grade titles from Sept 14-18.Papua New Guinea Billiard and Snooker Association (PNGBSA) vice president John Chan said 40 players are expected each for the minor and major titles.Chan explained that the winner of the minor title gets automatic entry in the major competition and tries for a double as well.He said apart from Moresby, players will be coming from Kavieng and Alotau as well to make this a really national championship.The tournament will be played at three venues namely Aviat Club, Dragon’s Den and Lamana Q Club.Champion Djorne Fong will be looking to retain the title after holding on to it for the past eight years.Fong resides in Kavieng has been nominated to defend his title for the 9th consecutive year while younger brother Monty will defend the minor title.Fong will again expect tough competition from last year’s runner up and Port Moresby Open winner Marcus Ng.Chan said last year’s finals in both the minor and major titles went down to the final frames and this year will be no exception with more young talent and exciting snooker to be displayed.Registration fees are K200 for the minor title and K250 for the major title.Chan stressed that if fees are paid on or before the deadline, K50 will be reimbursed.  Registration closes on Sept 1 for the minor title and Sept 12 for the major title.last_img read more

Setién: “I would not like to be a league champion like this …”

first_imgQuique Setién, Barcelona coach, spoke on the club’s channels with his collaborators, second coach Eder Sarabia, physical trainer Fran Soto, and goalkeeping coach Jon Pascua. The coach is looking forward to returning to training after spending a confinement at his home where he has barely left, since as he confessed “I have gone out but little, my wife has not left me or take the dog out and if I go out, I do it in the last hours when there is practically nobody ”.In order to prepare for the return training, Setien’s great doubt is “if there will be contact on the return from training. When we return we will have to see how the break has affected everyone. We will verify this when we meet personally and looking at each other’s faces. An unknown door will open, we do not know whether or not there will be fear of contacts in the rondos. The uncertainties will be cleared on the fly. ” And he joked that in the face of the return to the Champions League “there may be a general amnesty so that we can count on the players we did not have”The Barça coach reflected that “everything has been very new, in addition to the guidelines for physical work, which the trainers took and reported to them on time, it remains to be seen how we can return, I don’t think anyone will have an advantage over the rest. In collective work we have been able to do little. Some group meeting, but you can do little. We will see the tactical work when we are in a room. We will see how we do it, because to review videos we still have to take them to a cinema so they are separated, because in the video room we have I don’t think we can be ” Setien reiterated that “Common sense would indicate that if it cannot continue, if it cannot continue, the logical thing would be for it to remain as it is, but what we want is to end it. I’m looking forward to finishing, I wouldn’t want to win the championship if it stayed like this, like this. “The commitment of the squad during this time has been excellent for the Blaugrana coach, who confessed that “One player told me one day that he didn’t really want to work and when he got up he did twice as much as expected.”The coach judged his first 100 days on the bench as “Very good, we have improved many things that we have improved, although there has been a lack of continuity and nuances because we have lacked time to work. The best game we have played was against Levante ”.Setién explained that during confinement “I have seen many games from 30 years ago that tears fell to me seeing what has changed soccer. The first days I saw many. And also rivals, but I have finished the job in a short time. I thought it was going to be less time. I saw Italy-Brazil in the World Cup in Spain, some of the Atlético we played ”The technician concluded that “I am looking forward to returning to normality and affected by what has happened and the consequences of this plague that has affected us in some way, some even with their lives. Uncertainty affects ”last_img read more

LOOK: Estranged ex-Celtics teammates Pierce, Allen ‘bury the hatchet’

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend WATCH: ’08 Celtics squad bares dispute with Ray Allen Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ After winning an NBA Championship together in 2008, former Boston Celtics teammates Paul Pierce and Ray Allen did not have an amicable parting of ways, as the latter left for the Miami Heat in 2012.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut after admitting “being hurt” by the sharpshooter’s decision to jump ship during an appearance on  TNT’s “Area 21” back in May, it seems that Pierce has let bygones be bygones and reunited with Allen.ADVERTISEMENT Break new ground Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson A costly, catty dispute finally settled NU rolls to 2nd win Winning start LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Allen, on the other hand, went on to capture another NBA title in South Beach before calling it quits.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ The estranged former comrades posed for a photo together, while appearing at the Super Penguin Basketball Celebrity Game at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China over the weekend.“Time to get the band back together,” “The Truth” wrote on Instagram, tagging the rest of the “Big 4” members, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo.“No matter what happen we all formed a special bond that can never b broken,” he added, using the hashtags #burythehatchet and #onceacelticalwaysaceltic.Meanwhile, the pair have both walked away  from the NBA, with Pierce recently signing a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Celtics.NBA: Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s jersey next seasonADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Filipino marathoner Sangalang conquers North Pole

first_imgSangalang traversed the snowy terrain and endured freezing temperatures.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 40-year-old Sangalang was the lone Filipino in the race and he didn’t disappoint by showcasing the Filipino spirit.Sangalang vowed to complete the race and he delivered, crossing the finish line in 11 hours and four minutes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Marathoner vows to conquer North Pole“I consider this not just my most challenging race but the most challenging event to date in my life,” Sangalang said two months ago. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Duterte to side with US if Filipinos are harmed in Middle East ruckus PLAY LIST 01:42Duterte to side with US if Filipinos are harmed in Middle East ruckus00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Louie Sangalang during the North Pole Marathon held on April 16, 2018. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOHaving survived cancer in his 20s, Louie Sangalang is no stranger to overcoming adversities.Just recently, Sangalang conquered his greatest challenge yet after hurdling the arduous FWD North Pole Marathon.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES LeBron James’ 46 helps Cavaliers hold off Pacers for tied series ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Kemba Walker focal point of Hornets franchise going forward

first_imgKemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets prepares for their game against the Chicago Bulls at Spectrum Center on February 27, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C. — General manager Mitch Kupchak wants point guard Kemba Walker to end his NBA career right where it started — with the Charlotte Hornets.Kupchak said Friday that Walker is “revered” in the Charlotte community, and that he and owner Michael Jordan look at the two-time All-Star as “the focal point of this franchise going forward.”ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t think it is anybody’s goal to lose him in free agency,” Kupchak said. “But going forward, in the community, in the franchise, this is a player that we hope is with us — not only for the next couple of years, but ends his career here.”The Hornets don’t have much experience behind Walker at point guard.They have last year’s first-round draft pick Malik Monk and drafted Devonte Graham from Kansas in the second round on Thursday night.Graham said he is excited to pick Walker’s brain when it comes to basketball.“I have never met him, but I remember watching him play when he was at UConn though,” Graham said. “I’m just excited man to learn from someone like that and just be around someone like that who is winner, and knows how to win and compete. I am looking forward to being able to learn from him.”ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PVL men’s: Air Force soars to No. 3 in semis Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 28-year-old Walker has been the subject of possible NBA trade talks as he prepares to enter the final year of his contract with the Hornets. That speculation has amped up recently because it is a practical impossibility for Charlotte to sign Walker to an extension before he becomes a free agent in July of 2019 since the Hornets are so tight under the salary cap.“I think everybody is aware of the situation, if you follow basketball a little bit, it is unique that he is on an extension that may make it a challenge going forward to figure out before he becomes a free agent,” Kupchak said.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 crownAt $12 million per year, Walker well underpaid when compared to the other top point guards in the league.But that doesn’t mean Kupchak is giving up hope the team can keep Walker in Charlotte. LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Nandlall’s questions were not offensive – Ramkarran

first_img…the public is entitled to knowFormer Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran on Sunday disagreed with the decision by current Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland to disallow questions by People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall calling for the release of the names of some 70 prisoners who were pardoned by President David Granger.Nandlall’s questions were submitted on May 24, 2016 and sought to elicit from Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan the names, addresses, offences committed and criminal records, length of sentences, process and criteria employed relating to prisoners pardoned by President Granger over the past year.The questions also sought to ascertain how many persons who were granted pardons were subsequently charged with offences, the names of those persons and the offences for which they were charged.Current SpeakerDr Barton ScotlandHowever, Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs on May 30, 2016, by way of letter, informed Nandlall that in accordance with Standing Order 20 (2), Dr Scotland opined that the questions were an abuse of the right of questioning and as such, they were disallowed.The Speaker did not specify the reason for not allowing the questions.Commenting on the controversy surrounding the disallowing of the questions, Ramkarran declared that Nandlall’s questions appeared “quite innocuous”, even if the information sought was a bit much.Writing on his weekly blog, The Conversation Tree, Ramkarran said that while the Speaker was not required to, and did not give any reasons for his ruling, over the past 15 years, Speakers have sought to explain their rulings in order to demonstrate that their decisions were based on rational considerations. This effort was intended to limit allegations of bias.He explained that the Standing Orders did not define what an abuse of the right to question is, but among the 15 rules stated, he singled out Standing Order 20(2) which states that, “ If the Speaker is of the opinion that any Question of which a Member has given notice to the Clerk or which a Member has sought permission to ask without notice, is an abuse of the right of questioning or infringes any of the provisions of this or any other Standing Order, he or she may direct that it be printed or asked with such alterations as he or she may direct; or that the Member concerned be informed that the Question is inadmissible.“The Speaker is, therefore, clearly seeing something that we are not. And the fact that he did not direct any alterations means that he felt that the questions were inadmissible in their entirety,” Ramkarran opined.Ramkarran, who served as House Speaker for more than 10 years, said that these issues would never have arisen had President Granger released the names and other particulars of the persons whom he had pardoned in response to questions rightly posed to him.Further, he stated that the decision was controversial because no criteria were announced, except that only non-violent offenders were pardoned“There is no doubt that the President has the power under Article 188 (1) of the Constitution to pardon prisoners. The exercise of that power is a commendable initiative and hardly likely to attract serious or sustained opposition in principle. But the public is entitled to know the criteria employed by the President, the names of the prisoners who have been released and the offences for which they have been charged. This is not and should not be treated as confidential information or state secrets,” Ramkarran argued in support of Nandlall’s questions.He reminded that the President was accountable to the people of Guyana who elected him and who now employed him and his Government and paid their salaries.“He and the Government work for us and act on our behalf. We, therefore, have a right to ask him and them reasonable questions relating to our business, namely, the basis on which they perform their duties on our behalf and they have a duty to answer us,” the Senior Counsel noted.He reminded that the pardoning of prisoners was a very important matter, adding that the prevailing secrecy and lack of transparency offended basic democratic norms.“The Guyanese people through their lawful representatives, Members of the National Assembly, are concerned. They sought but failed to elicit the information from the President. They resorted to the National Assembly. They failed there as well,” Ramkarran noted.“Are we to understand that the President will now continue to pardon prisoners twice a year for as long as he holds office and refuse to account to the Guyanese people?” he asked.Nandlall had criticised the House Speaker’s decision.“Something must be fundamentally wrong in a democracy when a non-elected member of the House seeks to prohibit an elected member of the House from asking questions that are indisputably of public importance and for which the public crave answers,” Nandlall had said.Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo had also criticised the Speaker’s decision, accusing Dr Scotland of preventing transparency in Parliament, the supreme body, by taking his lead from the President’s position.President Granger, upon assumption of office in May 2015, pardoned, as part of the Independence anniversary celebrations,  prisoners who were incarcerated for “minor offences” – a decision which many questioned because of the secrecy, as the Administration continued to reject calls for the names and offences of those pardoned to be made public. In December and as part of the 50th Independence anniversary celebrations, he again pardoned several prisoners.Last month, 19-year-old Kelvin Bates, who was pardoned by President Granger, was slapped with six robbery under arms charges, one attempted murder charge, and one charge of illegal possession of arms and ammunition and a possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking charge.He, along with another accused, is currently on remand.last_img read more

CONFIRMED! Jurgen Klopp to leave Borussia Dortmund

first_img Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp 1 Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he will leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer – and has opened the door to a Premier League move.The 47-year-old has three years left on his contract but Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke told a press conference on Wednesday that the club had agreed the release him early from his deal.Klopp has been in charge of the club since 2007 and enjoyed huge success, leading them to the Bundesliga title twice, the German Cup once and to the final of the Champions League in 2013.This term has been more of a struggle, with Dortmund currently sitting 10th in the Bundesliga after a disastrous start.Klopp’s exit still comes as a major surprise, and his availability is likely to alert a host of clubs across Europe.“I really think the decision is the right one. This club deserves to be coached from the 100% right manager,” he told the assembled media on Wednesday.“I always said in that moment where I believe I am not the perfect coach anymore for this extraordinary club I will say so.”Manchester City have been installed as favourites to land the highly-rated coach, with Manuel Pellegrini’s future uncertain.Arsenal have also been linked with the charismatic German in the past, but a move to north London looks highly unlikely with Arsene Wenger fully expected to remain in charge.last_img read more


first_imgRay Durack’s Donegal senior hurlers continue to their march to a possible promotion spot.The team recorded their fourth win on the trot with an easy victory over Louth at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny this afternoon.Ronan McDermott led by example with a superb display of stickwork to leave the game over as a contest at half-time on a scoreline of 3-7 to 0-3. Louth tried to get back into the game after the restart but they were always facing an uphill task.Donegal eventually cantered home 3-13 to 0-10 and face Fingal next. DONEGAL HURLERS BRUSH ASIDE CHALLENGE OF LOUTH was last modified: March 24th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgVoodoo Venue is all geared up for the Ulster Final weekend.Come help us support the Donegal minors and seniors this weekend and enjoy the match on any one of our HD widescreen plasma TV’s.Friday live in Voodoo Lounge it’s The Big Easy followed by Kevin Lennon till late. In Voodoo Club it’s Paddy Friel with all your chart & Party hits.Saturday we have DJ Flip on the Main floor.Vintage open at 9pm through Voodoo Lounge.Admission is free until 11pm. To book your table email philipvoodoovenue@gmail.comTables are only reserved till 11.30pm.Sunday it’s The Honky Tonk Heroes at 5pm with the mighty Logues from 10pm . in Voodoo garden it’s the Monthly Bounce with an array of local DJ’s from 6pm to 12amThe Greenroom returns this weekend with the Errigal Arts Festival presenting Donal Dineen on Friday at 9pm and on Saturday there is a fundraiser for the Irish Heart Foundation with a number of great local talent from the Finn Valley area.Get down and help support such a great cause. Voodoo Venue Entertainment HQ of the North West!!THE GREENROOM IS BACK THIS WEEKEND AT VOODOO VENUE was last modified: July 17th, 2014 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsVoodoo Venuelast_img read more