Sully Laiche Invited to STATS FCS Award Banquet

first_imgLaiche will be joined by senior defensive end Ron’Dell Carter of James Madison and senior linebacker Dante Olson of Montana, who topped the list of 26 finalists for the FCS’ most outstanding defensive player. Named for the Pro and College Football Hall-of-Famer and presented since 1995, the award will be handed out at the STATS FCS Awards Banquet in Frisco, Texas, on Jan. 10 – the eve of the national championship game. After missing the first two games of the season, he recorded at least one tackle for loss in each of his 11 starts and at least one sack in nine contests. Laiche earned Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors after tallying four TFL, two sacks and a forced fumble in a win over McNeese. CHICAGO – Nicholls senior defensive lineman Sully Laiche received an invite to the 2019 STATS FCS Awards Banquet as one of the top three vote-getters for the Buck Buchanan Award, the organization announced Tuesday.center_img The first defensive player to be named Southland Conference Player of the Year since 2007, Laiche compiled 63 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and four forced fumbles and helped Nicholls to a second-straight conference title and automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs. The Gramercy, La., native finished the regular season as the FCS leader in tackles for loss per game (2.1) and ranked fifth in sacks per game (1.1). With 37.5 career sacks, Laiche concluded his career half a sack shy of tying the Southland Conference record and tied for fifth in FCS history.last_img read more

Tyson Fury urges UK Anti-Doping for resolution

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Lady Chiefs fuel F4 drive DAY6 is for everybody Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fury, who admitted last October to taking cocaine to alleviate depression, was told by the British Boxing Board of Control in May his license was suspended “pending further investigation by UKAD into anti-doping and medical issues”.Fury beat Klitschko on points in a world title fight in November 2015 and once held both the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) belts now held by compatriot Anthony Joshua.But mental health problems forced him to relinquish his titles, while his license to box was subsequently suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UKAD postponed the original hearing in May — because of a potential conflict of interest involving a member of the panel— and have yet to announce when it will be held.“How long must I be held up and kept out of action?” tweeted Fury on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s been 15 months since I’ve been under investigation, you’re keeping an innocent man from fulfilling his destiny and from providing for his family.”UKAD refused to comment on Fury’s case, adding there is no timescale for its investigation. View comments MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Fury, whose cousin Hughie takes on WBO heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker in Manchester this Saturday, said UKAD were denying him his human rights.“Everybody else is dealt with in a few months, why must I be treated any differently?” he tweeted.“Surely there must be a human rights law preventing this from happening to people!“Either ban me or set me free as I’ve been in limbo for a long time! I want to move on with my life!“Clear my name and let me return to my former glory.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees London, United Kingdom — Britain’s troubled former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury challenged the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) body to either hurry up and ban him for taking an illegal substance or clear him to resume his turbulent career.The 29-year-old, who has not fought since his shock defeat of Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles in November 2015, is waiting to appear in front of a UKAD hearing after being charged with a doping offense over a year ago.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

ERU Officers Probed for ‘Brutalizing’ Protestors

first_imgAuthorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have begun investigating several officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) that were accused of brutalizing marketers who protested on Thursday against tax increase on imported goods, police spokesman Sam Collins said.Two protesters were seriously wounded during the incident, an eyewitness account said.The marketers were protesting against what they described as “rapid increment on taxes levied on imported goods”; a situation they said has caused prices to skyrocket on the local market especially during the festive season.Thursday’s protest brought business activities at the commercial district of Waterside and Bushrod Island in Monrovia to a halt.Collins’ statement was contained in a remark he made when he served as one of the facilitators at a two–day seminar on “Media Coverage of Justice and Security Institutions.”The seminar brought together journalists that are assigned to cover security and justice as well as the directors of public affairs of law enforcement agencies.It was organized by Liberia National Law Enforcement Association (LNLEA).Collins claimed that the Police Director, Gregory Coleman, was not aware of any brutality the officers had meted against any of the protesters. He, however, said Director Coleman was taking the report ‘very serious’ to probe if police officers were allegedly involved.“We sent the officers there to maintain law and order and not to manhandle any of the protesters,” Collins said, adding, “Our Director has launched a probe into the matter, and if anyone of the police is found culpable, that officer will be dealt with under the police code of conduct,” Collins maintained.Meanwhile, Collins said the new police plan is focus 70 percent of its duties on community services, while the remaining 30 percent will be used on force.“This is the new strategy that we have introduced to build trust between the community and the police. The intent is for the community to help the police in the discharge of its duty to protect lives and properties,” Collins told the gathering.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cummings Challenges Partisans

first_img(2nd from left) ANC chairman Lafayette Gould; political leader Alexander B. Cummings; vice standard bearer, Jeremiah Sulunteh and others at the party’s extraordinary convention in Monrovia. Party holds 2nd extraordinary conventionAlexander B. Cummings, political leader of the  opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC), has challenged ANC partisans to be more innovative so as to face the task ahead if they are to take state power in 2023.“Be innovative and hardworking for the change in 2023, because Liberia deserves better and the citizens deserve better than their present state,” Cummings said.Mr. Cummings made the statement over the weekend at the party’s headquarters in Sinkor, outside Monrovia, when the party hosted its Second Extraordinary convention which witnessed the amendment of documents that the party’s hierarchy crafted to guide its activities for the next elections (2023).Cummings said the country’s present leadership has allowed foreign residents and few officials of the government to enjoy the national cake, thereby depriving the country from being developed.He told the gathering that it is mandated upon President George Weah to account for the reported missing L$16 billion and the US$25 million that was reportedly used to mop-up excess Liberian dollar in the country’s economy.In a related development, Mr. Cummings and ANC partisans have formulated strategies to reach out to all irrespective of location, political affiliation and tribe, making the people understand that Liberia deserves better.The deliberation to the documents was held on January 26, 2019, during the party’s convention that reviewed its constitution and the amended documents.The party’s convention, presided over by national chairman Lafayette Gould, brought together over 45 delegates from the 15 counties at the party’s headquarters in Sinkor, outside Monrovia.Mr. Gould reminded partisans that the ANC remains a very disciplined political institution, and as such, it is prudent to maintain such integrity by upholding the tenets of democracy, which will show respect for the party’s constitution and the country’s rule of law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Spy chief pushes to expand U.S. surveillance powers

first_imgMcConnell, who took over the 16 U.S. spy agencies and their 100,000 employees less than three months ago, is signaling a more aggressive posture for his office and will lay out his broad priorities today as part of a 100-day plan. The retired Navy vice admiral recently met with leaders at the National Security Agency, Justice Department and other agencies to learn more about the rules they operate under and what ties their hands, according to officials familiar with the discussions and McConnell’s proposals. The officials described them on condition that they not be identified because the plans are still being developed. McConnell, Alexander and a senior Justice Department official will appear at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on April 17 to discuss whether to amend the FISA law. Chad Kolton, McConnell’s spokesman, declined to comment on the director’s proposals. WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush’s spy chief is pushing to expand the government’s surveillance authority at the same time the administration is under attack for stretching its domestic eavesdropping powers. National Intelligence Director Mike McConnell has circulated a draft bill that would expand the government’s powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, liberalizing how that law can be used. Known as “FISA,” the 1978 law was passed to allow surveillance in espionage and other foreign intelligence investigations, but still allow federal judges on a secretive panel to ensure protections for U.S. citizens – at home or abroad – and other permanent U.S. residents. The changes McConnell is seeking mostly affect a cloak-and-dagger category of warrants used to investigate suspected spies, terrorists and other national security threats. The court-approved surveillance could include planting listening devices and hidden cameras, searching luggage and breaking into homes to make copies of computer hard drives. 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

Exclusive – Chelsea are the perfect team! Leboeuf backs Blues for Premier League and European glory

first_imgJose Mourinho has created a ‘perfect team’ and Chelsea are well set to win the Premier League AND the Champions League this season.That is the view of Frank Leboeuf, who feels there are few sides capable of matching Mourinho’s men after a stunning start to the campaign which has seen them yet to taste defeat.“They are very strong and they are getting very, very confident as well. It is going to be hard for any team to play against them,” said the former Blues defender, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I really think that Chelsea are going to win the Premier League title but also I think they have a good chance of winning the Champions League as well. The team is perfect.“Jose Mourinho said that he would need a year or two to build his own team and that is what he did. And it seems to be perfect so far. I think they are going to achieve a fantastic season.”last_img read more

Watch and learn! England senior squad support U20s in World Cup win – VIDEO

first_img1 England’s senior squad watched from their changing room as the Under-20s won the World Cup.The Young Lions beat Venezuela in the final of the tournament in South Korea, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first-half strike settling the tie. Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman saved a penalty in the second half as Paul Simpson’s men saw out the win.The likes of Joe Hart, Jack Butland, Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana and boss Gareth Southgate can be seen crowding around a laptop watching the game, less than 24 hours after their 2-2 draw with Scotland.The U20s were the first England side to reach a world showpiece for over half a century and they followed in the footsteps of Sir Alf Ramsey’s team, who lifted the Jules Rimet Trophy in 1966.They impressively won the trophy, a day after England won the Toulon Tournament.Check out the clip of England’s senior team celebrating the win, below… Well done, #YoungLions! 👏 pic.twitter.com/iCKdDcroyZ— England (@England) June 11, 2017//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jscenter_img Chris Smalling (left), Adam Lallana, Joe Hart and Jack Butland watch England’s U20s last_img read more

Softball Falls At UNI, 5-2

first_imgPena, Roemmich and Sowa each had one hit for Drake. Sowa has 200 hits in her career, which ranks fifth all-time, and she now ranks fourth all-time in career doubles with 39. Smith took the loss as her record dropped to 14-16. She allowed five runs on 10 hits in six innings with two walks and one strikeout. Watch Live The Panthers cut the Bulldogs’ lead to 2-1 in the bottom half of the third inning and then scored two runs each in the fifth and sixth inning to complete the series sweep. Live Stats Next Game: Drake continues its road trip on Saturday with a doubleheader at Missouri State. First pitch of game one will be at 12 p.m. and both games will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3.Print Friendly Version Previewcenter_img CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI Panthers rallied to beat the Drake softball team, 5-2, Tuesday night in Missouri Valley Conference action at Robinson Dresser Field in Cedar Falls. Drake (23-25, 6-15 MVC) took a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a RBI single by sophomore Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) and a RBI groundout by junior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.). To start the inning, freshman leadoff hitter Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) dropped a perfect bunt in front of UNI (27-17, 15-6 MVC) pitcher Alyssa Buchanan whose throw sailed over the head of her covering second baseman as Roemmich took second base. Senior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) followed with a double in the gap that plated Roemmich and Smith was narrowly called out on her run scoring groundout that scored Sowa. at Missouri State 4/28/2017 – 4:30 PM The Valley on ESPN3 Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

ANNE MAKES HISTORY BY BECOMING LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB’S FIRST LADY PRESIDENT

first_imgOutgoing President Barry Ramsay helping Anne Condon with her President’s blazer on her history making appointment as Letterkenny Golf Club President 2015.Letterkenny Golf Club have made an historical entry into their history books by electing their first Lady President. The honour goes to well-knwon club stalwart Anne Condon who will take up the position as the 2015 club President.This event was made possible by a proposal, carried in 2011, that a committee, made up of representatives of ladies and gents, would make recommendations to the Parent Club for selection of the post of President. And therefore, it was with the greatest of joy and pleasure, that Anne’s nomination was accepted.Since relocating from Dublin in 1990 to Golf Course Road, Letterkenny, it was inevitable that Anne, a sportswoman of talent in Dublin having played cricket for the famous Phoenix Cricket Club, reputedly the sixth oldest cricket club in the world, and also playing hockey for the Old Alex Hockey Club, would “fancy” partaking in another sport and what better hobby than golf, with the local golf course practically on her doorstep.Anne states, “At the time, Dermot and myself thought that the golf club was exclusively for members but, it was only when a friend of our’s invited Dermot down to watch a rugby match in 1991 that we realized that the club was open to membership and therefore, we joined” Anne recalls with laughter, tinged with sadness, that the first person to greet them as members was Michael Diffley, with whom they had remained friends until Michael’s sad passing a few years back. Indeed, Michael had chosen Dermot as his vice captain in 2007.Even though Anne was just a beginner in mid-90’s, she elected to become one of a small band of lady members who opted to take out full membership of the club. She also recalls that “I was too scared [embarrassed] to ask any of the lady members to show me the game so I tortured a few of our new friends such as Michael Boucher-Hayes and Michael Boyd. I soon realized how wrong I was about the other lady members for, when they learned that I was also a member, and a beginner, they were abundant in their willingness to help me and make both Dermot and myself so welcome, not only as club members but also socially. Another new “lady beginners” member at that time was Angela Kilgallen whom I became firm friends with and we still play golf together to this day”.Previous to moving from Dublin, Anne had been appointed the first female honorary officer of the cricket club and therefore, it was inevitable that she would eventually “take up” a position within the golf club.In 2003 Anne, by then a member of the parent club and previously a sub committee member which overseen the opening of the new clubhouse, took up the post of Bar Convenor.“This gave me the honour of being the first female honorary officer of the parent club in the club’s history so, remembering the coincidence with the cricket club, I was overwhelmed”Since then, Anne’s list of posts are “arm-length”. Parent committee, ladies club committee, handicap secretary, beginners’ convenor, p.r.o. and, most recently, ladies’ secretary. “I remember once during my tenure as bar convenor that I was left with the task of stocking, staffing and running the bar. This was in addition to my day job with Letterkenny Chamber. It was good “craic” but, without the help of members such as Pat Coleman, Seamus Farren and the late Joe Foley, I would never have survived!”Another milestone in Anne’s association with the club arrived in 1999 when Letterkenny hosted the Ladies Irish Open. Through the chamber, there was the organizing of the players’ accommodation, working with all the hotels, guest houses etc.“It was fabulous to witness the generosity of local members, families and friends who opened up their homes to players, officials and guests to such an historic event in the club’s history”.“My most prestigious honour within the club to date has been my election to Lady Captain in 2011”, states Anne. “But I must admit that my most daunting task has been the project I undertook in 2013, our centenary year, which I believe was “daunting” to say the least. I asked that each lady committee member would complete a square depicting their golf memories, and these squares were then sewn together to form a small quilt which is now framed and hung in the clubhouse, a lasting contribution to the centenary celebrations”.The Condon family contribution to Letterkenny Golf Club does not lay with Anne only.Dermot Condon, Anne’s husband, has served the club dilligently over the years. From his time on the mens’ and parent committees, Dermot has also “reigned” as club captain in 2008 and in recent years as a very helpful and efficient subscriptions secretary.Their son Garret, a well renowned junior and student golfer in Donegal who has played in numerous club teams, had practically “grown up” on the course. Being friends with Neil Daniel Mc Cole, son of the then club caretakers Niall and Clare Mc Cole, Garret also worked in the bar area, in the restaurant and, before it’s demise, in the old shop with Sean and Ann Boyle. Before his departure to Galway for employment, Garret also worked in the club’s pro shop with PGA Professional Seamus Clinton.“As you can see”, says Anne, “Letterkenny Golf Club has played a large part in our lives, and will do for a long time yet. The friends that we have made through golf, and the club, has been upmost to our settling into life in Letterkenny, and it is here that we now consider to be our forever home. The club Presidency is a great honour for me and I recognize that there are other members, both ladies and men, who probably deserve the position more than I, but I feel privileged to be able to accept and would like to thank all my relations and friends whose council I sought and who gave me the courage to accept”Anne’s appointment as Letterkenny’s 23rd President, an honour for which she is both extremely proud yet humbled by, will ensure that the prestige and high standard of professionalism that has become synonymous with Letterkenny Golf Club will remain in safe hands during 2015.ANNE MAKES HISTORY BY BECOMING LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB’S FIRST LADY PRESIDENT was last modified: December 17th, 2014 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:Ann CondonBarnhilldonegalLetterkenny Golf clubPRESIDENTlast_img read more

HAVE A GO RECIPE: NO-BAKE ENERGY BARS

first_imgNo-Bake Energy BarsA basic homemade no-bake energy bar recipe is simple and you control what goes into it.Makes 4 Bars – 100g oats– 40g dried fruit (berry, apple, apricot, your choice )– 40g nut butter (peanut butter, almond or cashew butter)– 2 tbsp flax seeds or chia seeds – 2 tbsp honey or 1 mashed banana– Your choice:a pinch of cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa powder, or small handful of dark chocolate chips.Line a square pan or pie dish with baking paper. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and press the mixture down evenly. Refridgerate overnight (or for at least 3 hours). Lift the bar mixture out onto a chopping board and slice into four.HAVE A GO RECIPE: NO-BAKE ENERGY BARS was last modified: January 26th, 2015 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:energy barsfoodno bakerecipelast_img read more