August 12, 2020

WPIAL tournament roundup

first_imgLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier GIA THORPE of Winchester-Thurston scored 16 points in the Bears 52-41 win over Cornell in the WPIAL Class A championship game. (Photos by William McBride) LYNDON HENDERSON of Monessen is a smooth sophomore who scored 13 points in the Greyhounds win over Imani Christian in the WPIAL Class A championship game.KEAIRA WALKER of Chartiers-Houston chipped in with 10 points in the win over Vincentian in the WPIAL AA championship game.last_img

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August 6, 2020

How does Florentino Perez justify his failure to land Andre Gomes?

first_img Florentino, quick to search for excuses, seems to have found one to justify how Barcelona have taken one of their main targets, just as they did in the cases of Neymar, Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez. Sport EN As Florentino’s stomach still turns at the news. CEST ‘Los Blancos’ were hoping to sign the player and had been negotiating with Valencia.  They had prepared an offer of 50 million euros, plus 10 million euros in bonuses, but have seen Barça overtake them and snatch the player away. Now the Madrid media leak that Gomes stopped the conversations with Real Madrid as he did not want to be the second option to Luka Modric, and they remind their readers that the Portuguese midfielder lost his starting place at Euro 2016.center_img So Real Madrid are left without “the total footballer”, as one of the Madrid media outlets called him. 22/07/2016 at 15:00 They have begun a phase of deconstruction of the fantasy that they themselves created. The Real Madrid supremo has slipped information to his friends in the press that his club did not really want Andre Gomes, rather their priority was to give James Rodriguez a second chance. Florentino Perez, the Real Madrid president, has been left speechless after the quick movement of FC Barcelona in the deal to take Andre Gomes to the Camp Nou.last_img read more

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August 4, 2020

Dam Inn Mates take it on the chin again

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsFor the second straight week the Dam Inn Mates took it on the chin.In a rematch of the 2010 West Kootenay Flag Football League final, the Mates once again played second fiddle to the Castlegar Vikings. This time the Vikings hammered the Mates 38-7 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. During week one, Hume Brewers thumped the Mates 21-1. In two games the Mates have been outscored 57-8.The Vikings dominated both sides of the ball, scoring at will and twice intercepting Dam Inn quarterbacks. Castlegar quarterback Dave Kravski tossed touchdowns to Carl Perepolkin, Kevin Wilson, Steve Mota and Bryan Lauzon.Kravski also ran for one major while Mota and Wilson picked off Dam Inn passes.The win moves Castlegar into a tie with idle Hume Brewers. Hume also pounded Dam Inn during week one of the season.The score of the contest between Nelson Impact and Whites was not available.The league resumes play Sunday at Mount Sentinel with one game on the schedule. Hume meets Whites at 11 a.m. The following week Castlegar hosts the Brewers at 11 a.m. while Dam Inn meets Whites at 1 p.m.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

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August 3, 2020

GAA Football and Hurling Qualifier Draws made

first_imgSligo v LeitrimClare v LaoisCavan/Tyrone v CarlowDerry v Dublin/MeathMeanwhile in the Hurling Qualifier draw, Dublin will have to travel to Cork for round 1 of the All-Ireland SHC qualifiers.  Elsewhere, Wexford will host Offaly, Limerick will travel to Westmeath and Davy Fitzgerald’s Clare will have home advantage against Laois. The draw was mostly decided on the basis of provincial lines and the first named team will have home advantage. The dates, times and venues will be confirmed by the CCCC later today.SHC Qualifiers Round 1Wexford v OffalyWestmeath v LimerickClare v LaoisCork v Dublinprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email SFC Qualifiers Round 2A The draw for Round 2A of the All-Ireland football championship qualifiers took place this morning. The highlight from a Connacht point of view is the clash of Sligo and Leitrim, while Clare will take on Laois. Cavan and Tyrone must replay their Ulster semi final on Sunday July 3rd with the loser playing Carlow, while Dublin and Meath clash next Sunday in the Leinster semi final with the loser away to Derry. The first named teams will have home advantage and the dates, times and venues will be confirmed by the CCCC later today.last_img read more

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August 2, 2020

Injuries slow Bombers at Field Hockey Championships

first_imgThe Bombers then dropped a 7-0 decision to third-ranked Shawnigan Lake before concluding the round robin dropping a heartbreaking 1-0 decision to South Kam.This loss dropped LVR into Tier 2 part of the Championship, with teams playing for positions nine to 16 overall or one to three in Tier 2. LVR played Brentwood in quarterfinal action, defeating the Island School in shootout.Bomber striker Gioia Valk scored with only 90 seconds left in the game to send the game to penalties.Bombers converted on three of the five as the fifth was not needed, because of the outstanding goal keeping by Bomber Keeper Johanna Brochhagen who stopped three of the five Brentwood shooters, giving LVR a 3 – 2 win. “This was a turning point for the ladies as we played well but ended up with major injuries which affected the team in the games to come,” said Walgren.Those injuries were evident against G.W — Ashliegh McLean (knee), Jessica McLeod (leg) Rylee Zondervan (groin), Marisa Price (hip) and Africa Bajils Garoz (foot). Graham as LVR lost 3-1. LVR scored first from a short corner on a nice shot from Elle Schlegel. LVR concluded the tournament against Glenlyon.Following the game, a few individual awards were handed out as Keeper Johanna Brochhagen was given the “Outstanding Performance” by a player; Emma Chirico received the “Unsung Hero” award as she played every second of all six game in the tournament; Jessica Mcleod received the “Greatest Run” award for many of her numerous individual runs that would shock teams into defending; and power Midfielder Ella Peloso was the teams “Most Valuable Player” for her tremendous two way play.“Karen and I are very proud of this young team and could not have asked for a better team to take to provincials for our last year coaching for LVR, they are a lot of fun and we wish the team and players all the best in the future,” Walgren said. The L.V. Rogers Bombers overcame numerous injuries as well as an episode in the Group of Death to finish 12th overall at the BC High School Field Hockey Championships in Vancouver.LVR dropped a tough 2-0 game to Glenlyon Norfolk Houseof Victoria in Consolation Round action to conclude the tournament.“The girls just could not get any breaks this year after losing so many seniors last season,” said Bomber coach Bruce Walgren.“This Bomber team was made up mainly of Grade 9 and 10 students and a hand full of Grade 11’s, (while) most teams we play in the tournament have all Grade 11 and 12 students,” Walgren added.LVR, competing as a Wild Card entry, opened the tournament in a group with provincial powerhouses, Shawnigan Lake and St. Michael’s University from Vancouver Island and South Kamloops.The Bombers pushed SMU early, before losing 3-1 to the Island School.LVR held a 1-0 lead, scoring off a short-corner.last_img read more

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August 2, 2020

John Williams Named Director of Athletics at UIW

first_img “Thanks to the national exposure received with our being on ESPN’s College Game Day last fall, and the amazing coverage after big wins against the likes of Princeton and especially Nebraska, the national sports community & media are all asking, ‘What’s The Word?’ and our response is, ‘The University of the Incarnate Word!'” said Jurenovich.    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – University of the Incarnate Word Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Services Dr. David M. Jurenovich announced on Tuesday that Mark Papich has been promoted from Director of Athletics to Director of Marketing and Development for Student Life & Athletics and John Williams was promoted to the Director of Athletics role. “We are in a time of unparalleled success and growth at the University of the Incarnate Word,” said Jurenovich.  “We would not be where we are today without Mark Papich , his commitment and talents.  We are indeed fortunate to continue to capitalize on his abilities and leadership, as we move to further enhance the overall student experience, while achieving excellence at the Division I level.  Both will help further build the UIW Brand.  Mark will work with a range of university offices/personnel and community leaders as we begin major capital campaign initiatives to support the development of facilities designed to support a growing student population and Division I.  No one else on this campus knows more about what athletics and student life need than Mark and that is why we are making the move now.” Papich started at UIW in 1995 as an assistant volleyball coach before taking the head coach role in 1996.  He served as the head coach for seven seasons accumulating a 124-124 record that included a conference and NAIA regional title in 1997 when the team finished 11th in the nation.  He took over as the Director of Athletics in the summer of 2001 when the program was only two years into NCAA Division II and was a member of the Heartland Conference.  Under his direction, UIW added men’s and women’s swimming, synchronized swimming, men’s and women’s fencing and football.  In 2004, he was behind the school mascot change from Crusaders to Cardinals.  He played a major role in the completion of the Ann Barshop Natatorium as well as Gayle & Tom Benson Stadium and Fieldhouse.  Under his leadership, the UIW athletic teams won a total of 46 conference regular season and tournament titles. Williams also brings coaching and athletic director experience to UIW.  He started as an assistant men’s basketball coach at his alma mater Ball State University where he is a member of the BSU Hall of Fame before taking over the head coaching job at Earlham College.  He served as an assistant head men’s coach at the University of Wisconsin.  From 1992-96, he was the head men’s basketball coach and director of athletics at the University of Saint Francis.  His final coaching position was as head coach at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (IPFW). John Williams joined the UIW staff in the summer of 2014 and has been working extensively on a strategic plan for the athletic department.  Prior to that, Williams was a Director of Championships and Alliances for the NCAA for 10 years.  He was a member of the executive team and he established a strategic plan and created better business practices for the group.  He served as the Director of Division III Championships.  He managed 35 championships for Division I, II and III from start to finish.center_img In recent years, Papich has led UIW in the move from the Heartland Conference to the Lone Star Conference after football was added.  The LSC was and is one of the premier NCAA Division II conferences in the nation.  Following that move, he has led the athletic department’s move from NCAA Division II to Division I over the past 2.5 years.  UIW is currently in the second year of a four year transition into NCAA Division I. “We have been able to attract a number of high quality people from organizations like the World Champion San Antonio Spurs, Columbia University, University of Alabama-Birmingham, UC-Riverside and now the NCAA,” said Jurenovich.  “John Williams comes to UIW with a depth and breadth of experience in leadership at the Division I level.  John came to UIW because he wanted the opportunity to join a growing and vibrant, faith based community and to take what Mark has laid as a foundation, and move us forward into the next level in Division I… excellence!  We are indeed blessed to have attracted a person of his character, talents and ability to lead the Cardinals program.” One of the strengths that Williams brings with him is his extensive experience in managing staff through cultural changes due to a change in leadership.  While he was with the NCAA he managed a staff of 15 associate and assistant directors, coordinators and interns.  For the two years before he worked with championships at the NCAA he was the Professional Development Coordinator where he managed the Diversity and Inclusion and Post Graduate programs for the national office. Papich and Williams will each begin their new roles at the university immediately.last_img read more

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August 2, 2020

Men’s Tennis: March 14 Scoreboard

first_imgNo. 69 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, No. 60 South Alabama 1No. 72 UTSA 7, UIW 0 At the number #1 and #2 positions, Leonard Ivic and Joey Vatanadilok faced a similar fate, again losing in straight sets, while Tucker Brown took his second set to a gripping tie break but fell at the final hurdle against Joel Rubio.  He lost 6-4, 7-6. No. 69 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4, No. 60 South Alabama 1CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – After dropping a tight doubles point, the No. 69 ranked Texas A&M – Corpus Christi men’s tennis team rebounded in singles play to secure a 4-1 victory today at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center over No. 60 South Alabama (8-5). The Islanders clinched their sixth straight victory to improve to an impressive 9-3 on the year. The Islanders will next be in action when they travel to San Antonio on Wednesday, March 18, to face UTSA. In the doubles competition, UTSA earned a quick first point after coming straight out with a win across all three matches in just under 25 minutes of play. The No. 69 ranked men’s team (9-3) started the day in doubles action and the duo of Kevin Bettendroffer and Guillaume Rauseo earned their fourth straight win at No. 2 doubles. The tandem downed Tim Srkala and Olivier Gingras, 8-4, before the No. 61 ranked Jaguar pair of Daniel Leitner and Gerhard Gruindelingh edged the senior-freshman duo of Peter Nagy and Arthur Bedel, 9-7, in No. 1 doubles. USA then clinched the point after Juan Troglia and Tuki Jacobs topped Ricardo Mayagoitia and Paul Cook, 8-6, in No. 3 doubles. The Cardinals (5-12) have had a tough slate in recent weeks and were unable to get a win at home against the Roadrunners (9-5). The Cardinals have a break in action over the next week and resume play on March 28 when they host Southland Conference rival Nicholls at the Mabry Tennis Center. – Return to Top – The Islanders however bounced back in singles play with four straight wins to capture the match. Mayagoitia helped the Islanders get off to a strong start with a 6-1, 6-4 straight-set win over Gruindelingh in No. 3 singles. Rauseo then followed suit with his fifth consecutive win at No. 4 after he breezed to a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Troglia. With the Islanders in front, 2-1, Bettendroffer snapped a two-match losing streak with a three-set win over Srkala in the No. 2 slot. The sophomore fell 8-6 in the first-set tiebreaker before answering with consecutive 6-1 sets to earn the Islanders their third point of the match. No. 73 ranked Nagy then capped off the match with consecutive 7-5 tiebreaker wins at No. 1 singles over No. 75 ranked Leitner to clinch the match. With the win, the senior improves to 9-1 in No. 1 singles, and now has two wins over ranked opponents. No. 72 UTSA 7, UIW 0SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The University of the Incarnate Word men’s tennis team played against cross-town rival UTSA on Saturday. They lost 7-0 to the Roadrunners at the Mabry Tennis Center. – Return to Top – From there it was an uphill battle for the Cardinals who went on to concede each of the singles matches. Brody Rodriguez, Andre Buchanan-Dempsey and Nicholas Ramirez each lost in straight sets at the #4, #5 and #6 position for UIW after the Roadrunners produced three unforgiving victories.  Neither player was able to win more than two games against their UTSA opponent.last_img read more

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December 24, 2019

Robinson: Motherwell will bounce back after defeat

first_imgMotherwell manager Stephen Robinson has backed his players to get back to their best after their defeat to Hibs last weekend.The Steelmen travel to face Ross County having come back down to earth with a bump following four successive wins, including a League Cup semi-final victory against Rangers at Hampden.Robinson said his side were not their usual selves against Hibernian but nobody needed to be told they have to return to what had brought them rewards.“We didn’t what we can do against Hibs and we lost the game,” he said.  “We got away from what’s made us successful and we’ll get back to that on Saturday.“There’s no big inquest. We know that when we run further than people and we compete better than people and put balls into the box we’re a decent side.”He added: “We maybe don’t get the credit for the football we play at times, which is fine. As long as we’re winning games I don’t care.“The boys are well aware of it. Whether it was the three games in a week, the emotion of Hampden as well, it takes its toll. We’ve only got a 21-man squad. We don’t have loads of people. “We’ll be back at it on Saturday. We’re confident.”An extra-time win over County in Dingwall was part of the road to Hampden and the manager said the positive feelings from that match could help send his players into Saturday’s game in the right frame of mind.“We got through [in the League Cup] up there in the last couple of minutes, winning in extra time,” he said.“They’re good memories and sometimes when you go up to places it plays on players’ minds. You’ve got happy memories.“I remember when I played a long, long time ago, you always have favourite grounds and places you like going so apart from it being four hours away it’s got good memories.”last_img read more

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December 21, 2019

Taoiseach must visit Letterkenny University Hospital – Pat the Cope

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has said the Taoiseach must pay a fact-finding visit to Letterkenny University Hospital while he is in the county tomorrow.The Donegal TD said it is essential that the former Minister for Health Varadkar, visits the hospital to see first hand the crises situation at the hospital.Deputy Gallagher outlined the serious capacity issues right throughout the departments and wards, chronic overcrowding in the Accident & Emergency Department as well as the ongoing failure of the Government to sanction the 19 bed Short Stay Ward. He also referred to the under-resourcing and chronic staffing shortages across the various departments within the hospital which he said have led to the present day and ongoing crises at the hospital.Pat the Cope added the in 2017 LUH had to exercise the full capacity protocol on 242 separate occasions and this year almost on a weekly basis we see statistics from the INMO highlighting chronic overcrowding in A & E.He said “Throughout 2018, even in the summer months, LUH has been under continuing pressure to meet the demands placed on it with growing patient numbers – we have seen each week the capacity issues across the departments and what is worse no solution in sight or for that matter, no plan or strategy from the Government has been put forward to alleviate the chronic problems at the hospital.“With the added problems associated with under staffing and lack of resources, the hospital waiting lists and deferral of procedures and operations is ever growing. 2,300 Patients are waiting longer than 18 months for treatment at LUH, while another 18,000 people are on the overall hospital waiting lists at present. The situation has greatly worsened over the past 3 years and hospital statistics have exceeded stated Pat the Cope. “As LUH is the only hospital servicing the entire population of Donegal, it is essential that it is properly funded and resourced. The issues effecting the hospital are no different now than what they were when the Taoiseach was Health Minister, but on that occasion, he chose to ignore the requests for additional resources for LUH – the failure to sanction additional resources has now led to the current crises at the hospital. Varadkar as the head of the Irish Government, has a moral responsibility to deal effectivity with the issues surrounding the hospital.”He added that he is now challenging the Taoiseach to visit the hospital and take charge of the situation, to meet directly with the frontline staff and to see for himself the serious work pressures they work under on a daily basis.He demanded “He needs also to sit down with the Hospital management and listen to their concerns, but most importantly he needs to direct his Health Minister and the HSE to solve the ongoing issues and problems affecting the hospital stated Pat the Cope.“The Taoiseach while visiting the hospital needs to finally sanction the additional €1.7 million in funding to open the 19 bed Short Stay Ward within the hospital otherwise the crises will spiral out of control in the winter months ahead.“It is totally inexcusable that the Government has failed to approve the opening of the Short Stay Unit at LUH, it is only by providing additional capacity can the issues surrounding the hospital be finally dealt with.” Taoiseach must visit Letterkenny University Hospital – Pat the Cope was last modified: September 11th, 2018 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

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December 17, 2019

Like Its Users, The New Facebook Is All Grown Up

first_imgsarah perez Tags:#Analysis#Facebook#Product Reviews#Trends#web Yesterday, we told you that Facebook would be launching its new design today and briefly highlighted the coming changes. Today we’ve received the official word from the Facebook team that the new profile is indeed live. According to the company, access to the new design will be limited at first as it gradually becomes available to all of their more than 80 million users over the coming days. What’s most interesting about the new Facebook design, though, is not just the change in the aesthesis. Instead, the new look reflects the changing needs of their core user base. The Hard Task of Staying Relevant Facebook, which launched in February of 2004, began as a social network just for college students. The closed nature of the network became one of its biggest selling points. Here, students could plan their social schedules, create study groups, and yes, even post those embarrassing photos from last night’s kegger without worrying that mom or dad might see. But now, four years later, those same students are graduating and entering the job market. Cleaning up a Facebook profile – that is, removing those “sort of” friends and old acquaintances as well as ditching a slew of time-wasting applications is almost like a coming-of-age ritual now. As the college kids move into the real world, the social network needs to reflect their changing needs in order to stay relevant while still appealing to the next generation of users, too.That’s a fine line to walk, but Facebook is making a go of it. Although the network provides numerous privacy controls, that isn’t really enough to make the network “safe for work.” For the Gen Y workforce, getting the point across that their set of social media tools can be the new way to get things done, it helps when profiles aren’t filled with pointless, time-wasting apps that don’t just fill your screen but also spam you and your friends with their notifications.Application LockdownThe new profile page cleans up the applications by moving them into the “Boxes” tab, but what’s more important is what’s going on behind the scenes – application security. On the new Facebook, apps are now “try before you buy.” That is, you can interact with the application before adding it, granting it access to your information, and deciding where to put it on your Facebook profile. Also, app makers will no longer be rewarded for forcing their users to promote their apps and apps that don’t meet certain privacy requirements will be banned. Recently misbehaving apps Slide’s Top Friends and Rock You’s Super Wall were banned earlier this month, for example. (Top Friends has since fixed their privacy violations and returned). No longer will these sorts of attention-grabbing apps rule Facebook. Instead, thanks to the new application bookmarking feature which gives you quick access to your most frequently used bookmarks, the most popular apps will be the one that you actually find useful.New Application Bookmarks, image courtesy of Inside FacebookYou’re In ControlAs far as user privacy controls, the new design does not change any of the privacy settings previously set, but you will now have more control over what information appears in your feed. You can add and delete items from your feed which now surfaces more “pertinent” information about you. You also have complete control over stories on your profile. According to the Facebook blog post, “you can adjust the size and prominence of stories and can choose between having one-line stories, short or full stories. One-line stories are one sentence long, while short stories include thumbnail photos or content, and full stories display large, noticeable images.” ConclusionAs the Facebook generation grows up, they should find added value in the new redesign which highlights more relevant and current information while putting the most useful aspects of Facebook at their fingertips. And as Facebook becomes less of a place for them to hang out and more of a tool for networking in the business sense of the word, the cleaner design and additional controls make sense. However, the one remaining question is whether or not this new design will work for the younger Facebook users who are still “having fun” on the site or whether they will agree that this was a necessary step to prevent the MySpace-ification of Facebook. For more details on the changes, All Facebook and Inside Facebook have first looks. You may be able to access the new Facebook by visiting http://www.new.facebook.com, but many people (such as myself) are reporting that this is now doing a redirect back to the www.facebook.com. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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