UNO’s Vullings Named Southland Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year

first_img Sahaja Yamalapalli2 Jr. Sam Houston State Hyderabad, India Food Science/Nutrition 3.79 A three-time all-academic honoree, Northwestern State’s Judit Castillo Gargallo headlines the repeat selections on the teams. Lady Demon teammate Ela Iwaniuk, Yamalapalli, and A&M-Corpus Christi’s Maria Maldonado are being recognized for a second time in their careers. One of the most successful student-athletes in the shortened spring season, Vullings was a flawless 10-0 at the top position in singles play, including wins over the league’s reigning Player of the Year Samaja Yamalapalli of Sam Houston State and Freshman of the Year Chunxi Xin of Central Arkansas. She owns a 3.73 GPA in accounting. Ank Vullings^ Jr. New Orleans Roermond, Netherlands Accounting 3.73 Mariya Shumeika So. A&M-Corpus Christi Minsk, Belarus Biology 4.00 Nini Memishishi Jr. Abilene Christian Tbilisi, Georgia Accounting 4.00 Judit Castillo Gargallo3 Sr. Northwestern State Teruel, Spain Health & Exercise Science 3.92 The average GPA of the honorees is 3.88, and all individuals boast a mark of 3.52 or higher, including five with a perfect 4.00. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Northwestern State led the way with three selections each, and the Islanders paced the conference with two first-team picks. UNO placed two on the teams while Abilene Christian, Sam Houston State, UIW and Central Arkansas each garnered one spot. Maria Maldonado2 Sr. A&M-Corpus Christi El Ejido, Spain Finance 4.00 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Second Team The all-academic teams are voted on by the head coach, sports information director and an academic/compliance staff member from each institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution to qualify for All-Academic selection. Yurina Asai Sr. New Orleans Nagoya, Japan Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism 4.00center_img FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Ank Vullings is the 2020 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Monday with its all-academic teams. Student-Athlete of the Year awards are presented by GEICO. 2020 Southland Women’s Tennis All-Academic Teams Patrycja Polanska Jr. Northwestern State Zakopane, Poland Psychology/Addiction Studies 4.00 Student-Athlete of the Year: Ank Vullings, New Orleans Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Fuka Nonoyama So. Central Arkansas Myoshi, Japan Undecided 3.81 Jelena Dordan Sr. UIW Caplijina, Bosnia & Herzegovenia Accounting 3.91 Ela Iwaniuk2 Sr. Northwestern State Konarskie, Poland Chemistry 3.52 Camille Townsend So. A&M-Corpus Christi Coconut Creek, Florida Biology 3.91 First Team The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. ^Student-Athlete of the Year2-Two-Time All-Academic Selection3-Three-Time All-Academic Selectionlast_img read more

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Deferral of a suspension?

first_imgDear Editor,I have read with some hilarity, but mostly considerable repugnance, a recent report in the press of the formal suspension of the Georgetown Municipality’s Treasurer by the Local Government Commission (LGC) following the completion of an investigation of the discovery of a bag of money in a vehicle assigned to the Constabulary and then the deferral of the suspension of this officer by the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown to facilitate preparation of their budget.Deferral of a suspension? Suspension is not vacation leave or special leave the employee is choosing to proceed on when it is convenient to him/her and the employer, but rather, it is disciplinary action being meted out to an employee when he or she has been found guilty of gross misconduct or other serious disciplinary matters. It cannot be treated lightly, deferred or disregarded at the whims and fancies of anyone, as the LGC has ruled and, therefore, the Council, which is supervised by the LGC, is compelled to carry out their diktats faithfully without any divergence.One is left to wonder if and when the Georgetown City Council will stop being a circus. The state of disorder for a number of years that has existed there due to the absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems by the Georgetown City Council is responsible for the present state of the capital city.The question to be asked is whether the current City Treasurer who is relatively new to that position is the only person amongst their nearly one-thousand-member workforce at the Council that can provide stewardship for the preparation of a budget? And why only now, midway through the month of January in 2020, is the Council preparing the City’s estimates of income and expenditure?The renowned Frédéric Bastiat once said: “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorises it and a moral code that glorifies it”.Sincerely,Anu Biharilast_img read more

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Guyana, India sign US$1M MoU for set-up of ICT centre

first_imgThe Government of Guyana on Wednesday signed a US million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Government via its High Commissioner in Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingam for the set-up of an information communication and Technology (ICT) Centre of Excellence in Guyana.Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Venkatachalam Mahalingam and Minister of State Joseph Harmon shake hands after the signing on WednesdayThis centre will provide training for Public Sector ICT professionals to ensure the availability of a highly skilled ICT workforce, equipped with the requisite expertise to meet the increasingly complex demands of the public and Private Sectors.The MoU was signed at the Ministry of the Presidency by Minister of State Joseph Harmon in the presence of Floyd Levi, Head of the E-Government Unit; Vanessa Dickenson, Director, Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Malcolm Williams, Director of Policy and Training, E-Government Unit.Minister Harmon noted that the MoU caters for the creation and operation of an ICT Centre of Excellence, which will be based at the National Data Management Building at the University of Guyana Complex. During the first two years of the project, training of trainers will be completed, following which the facility will be handed over to the Government of Guyana.“The parties will cooperate in the identification of required areas of training, the establishment of a centre for training in ICT with two classrooms of 25 students each, in the provision of academic material to trainup to 500 students per year for two years, among others,” Minister Harmonsaid.The Minister noted that the project will go a long way in the development of the human resources of the country. He noted that the prospects of such a centre are exciting.“High Commissioner, I want to thank you for this privilege. This has been an event that has been long in coming. It is a very significant moment in our history… The Government of India has persevered in ensuring that we have this centre established in Guyana. I am very excited about the prospects that this project will bring and I am extremely pleased to sign this agreement,” Minister Harmon said.Minister Harmon said that he expects that the centre will be opened within the next three to six months. In the meantime, India’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Mahalingam, in brief comments, said that the centre provides an opportunity for the development of the country and the people of Guyana, which his Government was pleased to facilitate.“We have been waiting for this for a long time and finally it happened.This is only the first step. There are a lot of things that we need to do.We need to correspond with each other. We need to make the facilities available on your end… I am sure that this is going to be a real good opportunity for Guyanese to have training on various aspects of IT management and we look forward to working together,” Mahalingam said.last_img read more

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Bill not “balanced”, could lead to loss of billions in revenue – DEMTOCO

first_imgTobacco control… calls on President to send bill to select committeeWhile recognising that Guyana has obligations to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the Demerara Tobacco Company (DEMTOCO) has said it is not opposed to the new regulations.However, the company believes that the Bill is not only unbalanced, but is not justifiable, as it believes that there are less restrictive alternatives that are available.Managing Director of DEMTOCO, Maurlain Kirton addressing media operatives on WednesdayIn light of these issues, Managing Director of DEMTOCO, Maurlain Kirton therefore called on President David Granger to send the Bill to a select committee so that it can be properly analysed and reviewed to minimise the impact of the measures, not only for the industry but also for the citizens of Guyana.Kirton told a media conference on Wednesday that the principal concern for her company is to ensure that when policymakers institute laws such as these, they do not pass measures that are highly draconian, discriminatory and even unconstitutional.“We are of the view that some of the proposals are not balanced and justified, and we believe there are less restrictive alternatives which are proportionate, effective, and feasible and that there are several clauses which infringe on the rights of ordinary citizens, and discriminate against many who are seeking to earn their livelihood from the selling of a legal product,” she asserted.While acknowledging that the Bill is seeking to prohibit smoking in public places aimed at protecting non-smokers, the company’s Managing Director highlighted that the Bill addresses many other areas of the industry to which the measures still require some further probing and amending, to ensure that they are not outright bans and draconian in their impact and interpretation.Kirton also believes that the definitions in the Bill are too vague and as such, she is requesting that it be properly reviewed before being assented to by President Granger. She said that the definition of the term “workplace”, as defined in the Bill, infringes upon the privacy of all Guyanese.“Imagine, if you hire any sort of help, be it a gardener, babysitter, or housekeeper even your home may now be considered a workplace based on the prevailing definition. This definition is too wide, and now raises questions of enforceability. How can this possibly be policed?” she questioned.The Managing Director told media operatives that the words, “place of collective use, regardless of ownership or right to access” should be removed from the said definition.She continued, “We also believe that public places, such as private entities and workplaces should be allowed by law, to set up adequately designated smoking areas. For example, factories, restaurants, bars, casinos, hotels, other workplaces or facilities that would be accessible to the public, should have such designated smoking areas that cater for both smokers and non-smokers alike.”More than that, however, the head of the company pointed out that selling tobacco products in trays is not unique to Guyana and by attempting to restrict this will have devastating effects. These people are often referred to as hawkers, and they will now be restricted to execute this trade, through the Bill. “It is our belief that the Government can in fact regulate hawkers, but in a way that will allow them to continue their trade with a stricter way of operation,” she added.The company expressed disappointment with the fact that they were not given the full opportunity to have a formal consultation with the Government regarding the Bill. “The industry is a key stakeholder of a legal product and should be consulted on any policies which are likely to affect the industry… From conventional wisdom, it would be regulatory best practice to allow all affected stakeholders to participate in the policy-making process, inclusive of the Tobacco Industry…,” she added.While noting that DEMTOCO is one of the largest Private Sector companies in Guyana, Kirton said that with the current restrictions included in the Bill, this could lead to a loss in revenue. According to her, while there is no study to prove this, from a business stands point, this is likely to happen for various reasons, especially since it has the potential to create market where people would evade taxes. In 2016, DEMTOCO contributed $4 billion in revenues.“Acknowledging that Bill is now passed and awaiting final signature from the President, the company maintains that it is still not too late to send the Bill to a joint Select Committee of the Parliament where some of contentious issues can be robustly reviewed. These are the industry’s main concerns which we have being sharing with various stakeholders,” Kirton stated.Years in the making, the Bill passed in the National Assembly on July 27 with most of the Opposition party abstaining from the vote. In her presentation, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence had argued that the Bill would rectify Guyana’s failure to fulfill its international and constitutional commitments.last_img read more

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Bus trouble postpones Game 4 of NWJHL Finals

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Fort St. John Huskies had to postpone their trip to Peace River for Game 4 of the NWJHL Finals last night.According to Huskies General Manager Jeremy Clothier, the Huskies’ bus blew a supply line while travelling from Fort St. John to Grande Prairie. Clothier explained that the burst supply line caused the bus to leak antifreeze, which needed to be fixed on the side of the road.However, it turns out that luck wasn’t on the team’s side last night. Shortly after the team’s bus got running again, Clothier said that one of the bus’ tires burst, sidelining the team once again. Though the issue was fixed a short time later, the prospect of the game not starting until after 9:00 p.m. caused the league to postpone Tuesday night’s game until Wednesday.- Advertisement -The Huskies will once again be looking to clinch the NWJHL Championship at the Baytex Energy Centre in Peace River tonight at 7:00 p.m. Fort St. John time. The team will be live-streaming the game on their Ustream page: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/huskies-hockeylast_img read more

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Inter captain Icardi wins Serie A footballer of year award

first_img0Shares0000Inter’s Mauro Icardi (L) won Serie A Player of Year, and the Best Goal award. © AFP / Miguel MEDINAMILAN, Italy, Dec 4 – Inter Milan’s Argentina striker Mauro Icardi won the Serie A Footballer of the Year award at the Gran Gala del Calcio ceremony in Milan on Monday night.The 25-year-old becomes the first player outside Juventus to win the Italian Players’ Association award, voted for by his peers, since Zlatan Ibrahimovic with AC Milan in 2011. Icardi was joint top scorer with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile in Serie A last season with 29 goals.The Argentine also won the best goal award for his spectacular backheel during a four-goal haul against Sampdoria last March.Icardi disagreed with the choice, insisting his “one (goal) at AC Milan was more beautiful”.Juventus were voted top team with Massimiliano Allegri winning coach of the year after the Turin side won a league and Cup double for the fourth consecutive year.“It’s a group of great men, with a great club behind us,” said Allegri, who has won the award four times.“I’m fortunate to have worked with so many marvellous players and tonight I see the maestro Andrea Pirlo too.”Allegri’s side are on track for an eighth straight Serie A title, with Allegri hailing the impact of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo who arrived last summer.“Ronaldo has brought professionalism, competitiveness and is a humble guy,” said Allegri.Portuguese star Ronaldo finished runner-up to Croatia’s Luka Modric in this year’s Ballon d’Or prize which was awarded in Paris on Monday.Fiorentina’s Italian international defender Alia Guagni won the Serie A women’s Player of the Year award.Roma legend Francesco Totti and former AC Milan and Juventus great Pirlo both received Lifetime Achievement Awards.Meanwhile, Gianluca Rocchi won the award for the best referee 24 hours after being whistled off the pitch at the Stadio Olimpico over his decision not to award Roma a penalty in a 2-2 draw against Inter Milan.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Chelsea team news: Confirmed line-up v Aston Villa – Loftus-Cheek, Miazga start

first_img Matt Miazga playing for the United States Chelsea travel to Villa Park to take on Premier League strugglers Aston Villa this afternoon.The Midlands side currently sit 12 points adrift of safety, and having sacked Remi Garde midweek, assistant boss Eric Black is in temporary charge for the visit of the Blues.Guus Hiddink’s side have little to play for heading into the final stage of the campaign, as they are currently ten points off the top four, and few believe they will even manage to qualify for the Europa League.The Dutch boss has opted to field a changed side, with youngster Rubern Loftus-Cheek starting, and Jake Clarke-Salter on the bench.Alexandre Pato could make his first Blues appearance with the Brazilian forward again named on the bench, while fellow January signing Matt Miazga makes a suprise debut in the centre of defence.Aston Villa XI: Guzan, Hutton, Richards, Lescott, Cissokho, Westwood, Gana, Gil, Sanchez, Ayew, GestedeAston Villa substitues: Okore, Bacuna, Sinclair, Veretout, Bunn, Lyden, GrealishChelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Miazga, Baba, Fabregas, Mikel, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, RemyChelsea substitutes: Begovic, Oscar, Falcao, Alexandre Pato, Traore, Matic, Clarke-Salter 1last_img read more

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WHAT’S SUP ON LOUGH SWILLY?

first_imgANOTHER GROUP GETS READY TO GO STAND UP PADDLEBOARDINGI can barely swim two lengths at the local swimming pool and thrash my way up and down any pool on holiday, much to the horror of my children, but here I was gliding, yes, gliding along a mirror-like Lough Swilly during my first lesson in the world’s fastest growing water sport – S.U.P or Stand Up Paddle Boarding.It is a traditional Hawaiian sport which promotes balance, strength and general fitness but for me it was a chance to try something new and be a participant and not always the bystander. Even better, I didn’t have to be a super swimmer or a fitness freak to take part.This was the closest I was getting to Cameron Diaz’ Hollywood life – a huge fan of S.U.P and while it may not be Hawaii, Rathmullan was picture perfect on this summer’s evening. After instructions on the beach about holding the paddle, getting up on the board and standing, we hit the water. Cue the strains of the Hawaii Five-O theme song.Clichéd but fun.Now I was gliding -briefly- then I fell in but didn’t lose confidence, we were all wearing buoyancy aids and the water wasn’t deep. We paddled along towards Kinnegar Beach.Our instructor, Iain Gilmore of Adventure One Surf School, paddled alongside encouraging us and ensuring we were fine. S.U.P can be as relaxing or energetic as you choose to make it.After that first lesson I signed up for the yoga and S.U.P sessions . I mean, the kids have their camps, this was my mini camp. I hadn’t tried yoga before either and thought it would be great to chill after the SUP session, all that deep breathing, lying on a comfy mat and maybe a little snooze. How wrong was I.Yoga instructor Tracey Loughrey ensured every one of my limbs had their very own work out. I was stretched rack-like and that little doze I dreamed about remained just that.Tracey was meticulous in observing if my toes were curled, another little push out here and tweaked arms and fingers there to ensure I was getting the full benefit of my first yoga lesson.It was a revelation and I thoroughly enjoyed it. My body felt so relaxed. Billed as the ultimate workout, this yoga and and SUP combo was really invigorating.Three more sessions to go and I’m really looking forward to them – andI’ve never felt that way about a workout. Adventure One Surf School have SUP sessions at Rathmullan and areavailable everyday at 10am,12pm, 2pm & 4pm call  086 1931 747 to book.YOGA/SUP sessions. 1hr of yoga with 1hr of Paddleboarding afterwards!The easiest ULTIMATE workout!! Sessions Tuesday @7pm & Sat 11am. 4session package is €88! 🙂 Places limited to 5 per session so call086 1931 747 to book.WHAT’S SUP ON LOUGH SWILLY? was last modified: July 27th, 2012 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)last_img read more

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BUNCRANA AT NIGHT ‘LIKE VIETNAM!’

first_imgRESIDENTS have told a policing committee meeting in Buncrana that the town is like Vietnam at night!Patricia Tinney says more gardai foot patrols are needed in the Inishowen town, especially after the pubs close.Supt Kevin English said that there are 84 Gardaí, 5 Garda reservists and six civilian staff in the Buncrana district, which covers all of Inishowen. He also said that statistics revealed the burglaries, thefts and damage to property fell in Buncrana between 2009 and 2010, and that the trend was continuing into early 2011.Joint Policing Committee chairman Cllr Joe Doherty said that the message coming clearly from the meeting was that the public want to see a greater Garda presence on the streets.BUNCRANA AT NIGHT ‘LIKE VIETNAM!’ was last modified: May 13th, 2011 by gregShare 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

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Sheriff confirms breach of policy

first_img He has been arrested three other times for misdemeanor DUI, most recently in 2001, according to Kern County court records. In two of the cases, DUI charges were dismissed when he pleaded to public drunkenness. He also pleaded no contest to hunting and/or fishing without a license in 1992. Surgener did not return calls to his home and business seeking comment. 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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Rodriguez said the only justification for cutting a DUI hold short would be if the suspect’s life were in danger. “Bottom line, as far as I’m concerned, it undermines the deputies’ policies that the sheriff signs off on,” Garza said. “You have policies for a reason.” The controversy surrounds the decision to allow Lester C. Surgener II to leave the downtown jail before his six-hour DUI hold ended early the morning of Oct. 1. Bakersfield police arrested him the night before. Surgener, 33, is the assistant treasurer for Wimbish’s re-election campaign, and the sheriff described him as a friend. Surgener donated $1,730 to Wimbish’s last election bid and his relatives contributed $2,450 more, according to Kern County campaign finance records. BAKERSFIELD – Kern County Sheriff Mack Wimbish acknowledged that he broke jail policy by springing a friend and political supporter who had been arrested for investigation of drunken driving. But the sheriff said the policies are guidelines and that he did not violate the law. It’s common for police to release drunken-driving suspects to responsible adults, he said. “I didn’t do anything wrong. I didn’t do anything illegal. I stand by the things I’ve done,” Wimbish said Thursday. But his opponents in his re-election campaign, Kern County Sgts. J.R. Rodriguez and Chevy Garza, said the violation was a serious matter. last_img read more

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