No. 3 Lamar Begins Title Defense With Victory Over No. 6 Southeastern Louisiana

first_imgWSOC: @LamarWSoccer takes early lead as Loftus scores. 1-0 Cardinals over SLU, 25:21 into the match-up.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? Southland Conference apps— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018The Cardinals doubled their advantage five minutes later by way of a Lions own goal. On a LU corner, a failed clearance deflected the ball into the back of the net.WSOC: @LamarWSoccer now up 2-0 vs. SLU, scoring off corner. 30:31 expired.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? Southland Conference apps— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018After an extended halftime due to a lightning delay, the Lions cut the Cardinal lead in half in the 50th minute, when sophomore Tilly Hallas-Potts sent a free kick to the back post and senior Christina Cutura finished it off for her fourth goal in the previous two matches. WSOC: Goal on Cutura header for @sluathletics, trimming deficit to 2-1 vs. @LamarWSoccer. 49:32 expired.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? Southland Conference apps— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018Five minutes later, Lamar found themselves on the wrong end of another own goal, allowing SLU to even the score.WSOC: All square in the last quarterfinal. Lady Lions score to make it 2-2 between @sluathletics and @LamarWSoccer. Credited as an own goal. 54:04 elapsed.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? Southland Conference apps— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018In the 67th minute, the Cardinals broke the tie on sophomore Madison Ledet’s sixth goal of the season, a volley past a diving Nadine Maher from an Amelia Fullmer cross. Box Score | Photo GalleryBEAUMONT, Texas – Through torrential downpours and a brief lightning delay, defending Southland Conference Tournament Champion and No. 3-seed Lamar outlasted No. 6 Southeastern Louisiana 3-2 on Wednesday night at the LU Soccer Complex.Lamar opened the scoring in the 26th minute on a shot off the foot of freshman Anna Loftus after winning the ball from the defender and dribbling to the center of the box.center_img WSOC: Fullmer assist, Ledet goal for @lamarwsoccer. Cardinals retake lead, now 3-2 over SLU.Watch on Southland Digital Network.?? Southland Conference apps#SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2018Lamar (12-5-2) advances to face No. 7 Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.last_img read more

Indeed, No More of That

first_imgMr. Editor:The editorial of the Friday, January 24, 2014 edition of the Daily Observer captioned “The way forward for Liberian Raw Materials”  did not go unnoticed. A variety of interposing occurrences distracted my mind, and withdrew my attention from writing earlier. Anyway, it is “better late than never.”Undeniably, the concern expressed in this editorial that China Union is shipping out tons and tons of iron ore from the Bong Mines Mountain Range without establishing a manufacturing company to manufacture even a portion of the thousands of tons of iron ore, being extracted from Liberia, into zinc, steel rods or other finished products is also of paramount concern to many well-meaning Liberians,I am in full conformity with the assertion that “the time has come in this country for us to say NO MORE OF THAT”, but the reality is that Liberia will remain in this state of backwardness and degradation as long as Liberian negotiators bargaining contracts with foreign investors on behalf of the government and people of Liberia exhibit more interest in receiving their ‘brown envelops’ than in seeking the well-being of Liberia and the Liberian people.The editorial numerated three things that the Chinese have which Liberians lack: patriotism, hard work, and a sense of personal and national purpose. I would concord with the first and third, but not the second.I have stated repeatedly that Liberians are not lazy. Without doubt most of the employees working laboriously at public and private entities, including the ones managed by the Chinese and other foreign nationals, are Liberians.What can be asserted that is unquestionably true is that we, Liberians, have no love for our country and lack a sense of direction. It would be impossible to count the number of Liberians who are desirous of departing to the United States. Rather than put our house in order so as to enjoy “the bountiful blessings that the God of nature has bestowed upon us.” Liberians would prefer to reside in the U.S. or other foreign lands. Liberians are exceptional short-sighted; this is a blunt fact.Regrettably, this editorial mentioned that the Liberian Finance Minister Amara Konneh is yet to make good his pledge to equip government offices with locally produced furniture but what is even more regrettable is that the officials and members of the National Carpenters Union, who are directly affected by this unfulfilled pledge of Minister Konneh, are sitting as spectators expecting their “rights and privileges” to be delivered on “silver platter.” Hardly nothing is heard of this union making conscious effort to ensure that Minister Konneh fulfills this pledge.The way forward for Liberian raw materials to develop our own industries is to stop leaving our destiny in the hands of greedy and self – centered government officials who wish to see no change in the status quo owing to the gains they are reaping on a daily basis. The time is ‘Now’ when all Liberians must, not only through words, but actions such as peace marches and non-violent demonstrations, ensure that the bountiful blessings from God benefit Liberians, many of whom live in abject poverty, instead of a selected few.Let me close with a quote from Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. : “The ultimate tragedy is not the brutality of bad people but the silence of good people.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Registration for 52nd annual Oilmen’s Golf Tournament to begin next week

first_imgThe event itself will be at Lakepoint Golf and Country Club from June 4th until June 7th. Breakfast will be served every morning at the Lakepoint Golf and Country Club prior to play getting under way.As part of the tournament players are guaranteed to play 45 holes. There will be a free draw for a golf cart and there will be a barbecue and a dance at the Fort St. John Curling Club on June 7.The entry fee for this year’s tournament is $300 and all entries must be mailed. The entry form can be obtained by clicking here.- Advertisement –last_img read more

GNBS prepared to monitor oil trade offshore Guyana

first_imgWith oil production already on the way and the country gearing up to sell its share of the petroleum, the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) said it is prepared for its role in the budding sector, particularly as it relates to ensuring that weighing and measuring devices used in the crude trade are verified.This is in accordance with its mandate from the Weights and Measures Act of 1981. The GNBS is required to ensure that all weighing and measuring devices used in commercial trade are verified. These include measuring devices used in the emerging Oil and Gas Sector of Guyana.It is against this backdrop that aggressive recruitment and further training of staff members were undertaken by the GNBS in preparedness to fulfil its role in the Oil and Gas Sector, that is, to ensure accurate measurements during lifting of crude from the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel(s).Through the support of the Guyana Petroleum Resources Governance and Management Project, the GNBS has benefited from the training of several inspectors of its Legal Metrology Services Department. These inspectors can now competently witness the proving/verification of the custody transfer meters used on FPSOs.Further, to maintain reliable measurements, the GNBS said in a statement on Thursday that it will conduct routine checks on the offshore facility to ensure that all points, which can affect the metering of the product, are sealed before and after offloading.Inspectors received the requisite training from the Measurement Service Division of Bureau Veritas of North America in accordance with the American Petroleum Institute (API) Petroleum Measurement Standards. The relevant API standards will be adopted as national standards and will be used for verification of the metering system on the FPSO.Meanwhile, GNBS inspectors have also undergone the safety training required for transport and operation on the FPSO. These include the Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET), which is necessary for personnel travelling to the offshore facilities; the Compressed Air Emergency Breathing System (CAEBS) training, for inflight and underwater emergencies; and training on the ISO 45001 Occupational Safety and Health Standard to enhance their safety awareness.“The Bureau will continue to evaluate and expand its role in this emerging sector and further contribute to its sustainability through the provision of standards, testing, measurement and calibration services,” the missive detailed.On December 20, United States oil giant ExxonMobil commenced production of Guyana’s oil in the Stabroek Block, where 14 discoveries of crude in commercial quantities have been made since 2015.Production from the first phase of the Liza field, located in the 6.6 million acres Stabroek Block, is expected to reach full capacity of 120,000 barrels of oil per day in coming months, and the first cargo is set to be sold within several weeks.In fact, the Department of Energy (DoE) last month announced that Shell’s Barbados branch will buy Guyana’s first three lifts. This is a short-term arrangement following the acceleration of first oil which will see Guyana’s first lift in February 2020. The Energy Department had explained that an open market Request for Proposals (RFP) will be launched early this year for a marketing agent to market Guyana’s subsequent crude entitlements from the Liza 1 field on a term basis.With the 120,000 barrels expected daily from production in the Liza Phase 1 Development, it is estimated that Guyana will earn some US$300 million annually.ExxonMobil had previously said there is potential for at least five FPSO vessels on the Stabroek Block, producing more than 750,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025. Liza Phase 2 Development is expected to start-up by mid-2022. It had been reported that the project would use the Liza Unity FPSO to produce up to 220,000 barrels per day.With Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holding 30 per cent interest in the Stabroek Block, ExxonMobil’s affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) has 45 per cent interest and is also the operator of the 6.6 million acres block while CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China’s state-owned CNOOC Limited, holds the remaining 25 per cent interest.last_img read more

Club versus country- AFC say no to FKF demands

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia midfielder Cersidy Okeyo attempts to go past AFC Leopards’ Duncan Otieno during their Hull City challenge match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on May 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 21- A club versus country row is brewing between AFC Leopards and Football Kenya Federation after AFC reiterated on Monday afternoon that the Mashemeji Derby pitting arch rivals Gor Mahia will go on as planned on Saturday in Kakamega.FKF boss Nick Mwendwa had just a few hours earlier said that the derby will be postponed to allow Gor and AFC players to turn up for the national team which takes on Swaziland in a friendly match on Friday in Machakos. But in a strong worded statement released by AFC who are the home team for the tie, they have insisted that the game will go on and furthermore will not release their three players for national duty.“The Executive Committee would like to state that preparations for the derby match slated for May 26 are in top gear and the match is on. We have already paid for the stadium and tickets are being printed,” the statement signed by Secretary General Oscar Igaida said.-‘Funny stadium’The angered statement further added; “We shall not release our players for the Harambee Stars friendlies due to the match and Super Cup set to start on 3rd June. We condemn in the strongest terms possible statements attributed to FKF president Nick Mwendwa that the derby will not be played in a ‘funny stadium’. Didn’t he know Bukhungu was a ‘funny stadium’ when CECAFA was hosted there?”Mwendwa had earlier insinuated that only Kasarani would host the tie and not Bukhungu over what he termed as security risks. The stadium has been closed for the next month to allow the grass on the pitch to be firmed up.The latest stance, with the Kenyan Premier League management earlier in the day insisting that no fixtures will be postponed now throws the tie in limbo.“There will be no derby. Why? If we don’t give the coach the players now, the next window is Ghana. So we bring in a new coach and we take him to play Ghana without seeing or preparing a team. I am not cancelling the friendlies. We are moving to postpone any matches involving AFC and Gor, The rest of the teams have two players, one player so they will continue to play,” Mwendwa said earlier in the day.The recent row now brings into play what seemed like a forgotten battle between the two entities; KPL and FKF.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgKelly’s Toyota are delighted that Toyota has once again proved the most popular in the new 142 registration period with 58 new registrations. It is the best-selling marque in Donegal in 2014 with 14.5% market share and the continued success of the brand proves its reliability, value and popularity among our customers.According to SIMI the official provider of statistics in the Irish Motor Industry, Toyota leads the way in Donegal with 298 registrations for the year to date, followed by Volkswagen with 262 and KIA with 211. For the new period – July 14, Toyota had 58 registrations, Volkswagen 58 and Hyundai 51.Toyota models occupy 4 of the Top 10 spots in Donegal at the end of July with the Auris leading the way followed by the Corolla, Rav 4 & Yaris.The new Rav 4 and Corolla have proved extremely popular in 2014 among our customers, with the new Rav 4 available from just €299 per month there has never been a better time to buy.Toyota has picked up many accolades in the last year, the most recent of which was last week when they were voted the joint number one manufacturer topping two key categories in the 2014 Which? Car Survey. The Auris winning the category of most reliable medium sized car under three years old, while Verso earned the title of most reliable MPV under three years old.Late last year an independent study revealed that Toyota cars were No 1 in Ireland for retaining their value longer that other car brands.When it comes to buying a new car, the assessment of true value goes well beyond the initial retail price.People need to consider not only the day to day running costs, but also the total cost of ownership – including what the value of their car is when it comes time to change it.Toyota have recently launched a huge number of new models into the Irish market including all-new Corolla, Rav4, Prius+, Verso and Auris Touring Sports, and now have the widest and newest line of car models available from any manufacturer in Ireland. The good news is they are soon to be joined by the new Aygo and Yaris which are expected in September.It’s not too late to order your new car, call into our showrooms in Mountcharles & Letterkenny where our sales staff will be happy to discuss your needs.Your 142 Toyota is waiting for you.KELLY’S TOYOTA ‘REGISTER’ THEIR DELIGHT WITH MOST 142 REGISTRATIONS was last modified: August 7th, 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:BusinessDonegal 142 registrationsFeaturesKelly’s ToyotanewsNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgOf all fashion musts for Christmas, the coat is the piece of clothing which most people place the greatest emphasis on.Men go days looking for the right style, colour or shape.But now Letterkenny’s leading menswear fashion house Evolve has taken the pain out of choosing the right coat this festive season. This season the McCloskey boys have no less than 60 styles in stock.And not only that but many of these coats are on promotion.So why not call in today to have a chat with the lads and see what best style suits you.If Evolve don’t have a coat to suit you then it hasn’t been made just yet! A VISIT TO EVOLVE IS A MUST BEFORE THAT CHRISTMAS COAT PURCHASE was last modified: November 26th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgFinn Harps have received a small allocation of tickets for the FAI Ford Cup Semi-Final against St. Patrick’s Athletic. The game, which will be played on Sunday 5th October, will have a 1.45pm kick-off.Tickets will be on sale inside the ground only at the Finn Harps v Shelbourne game this Friday evening, 26th September. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.There will be no tickets available prior to Friday and no bookings will be taken by the club for tickets. Tickets are priced at €15 while a small number of concession tickets will also be available. A very small number of children’s tickets have also been allocated to Harps. FINN HARPS RECEIVE TICKET ALLOCATION FOR CUP SEMI-FINAL was last modified: September 24th, 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:donegalfai cupfinn harpsticket allocationlast_img read more

Bundesliga grooms talent better than EPL: Top five conclusions from the weekend action

first_img Tags: topTop five conclusions from Weekend’s action The English winger, Jadon Sancho has scored 8 Bundesliga goals for the German side, Borussia Dortmund (AGENCIES PHOTO)1- Bundesliga Grooms Talent Better Than EPL: Jadon Sancho’s two-goal salvo in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin proves he was right to abandon Manchester City for the German top flight division leaders.The 18-year-old newly-capped England international has already bludgeoned 8 Bundesliga goals and also leads the assists chart.Sancho’s season is going so well, he is keeping fleet-footed USA international Christian Pulisic out of the starting eleven.Elsewhere, another teenage Arsenal loanee, Reiss Nelson is topping the scoring charts for Hoffenheim.Wouldn’t be taken aback if another prodigiously talented Englishman Phil Foden abandons Manchester City for the German top flight.2- Barcelona Can Cope Without Messi. Blagruana’s 5-1 obliteration of Real Madrid in Sunday’s El Clasico underlined how well Ernesto Valverde has coped with star striker Lionel Messi’s absence through injury.Whereas rivals Real Madrid are so bedevilled by Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus, Barcelona are showing resilience. Saturday’s stunning display was preceded by equally edifying performances in victories over Seville and Inter Milan.Valverde’s genius was in replacing Messi with Rafinha when a lesser coach would have gone for pricey Ousmane Dembele. This has allowed Barça to retain their balance without losing attacking impetus.3- Reuben Loftus Cheek Can Play As A Striker: Chelsea’s 4-0 victory over Burnley underlined how well the Maurizio Sarri Stamford Bridge revolution is going.The entire Blues squad is experiencing a surge in confidence, one would be hard-pressed to name a Chelsea player who hasn’t improved under Sarri’s. Ruben Loftus Cheek’s goal that came on the back of a hat-trick in the Londoners’ Europa League victory over BATE Borisov highlights how the 22-year-old can be utilised. Sarri needn’t agonise over choice between Cheek, Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley. Cheek can deputise Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian.4- Rummenigge Right And Wrong On Bayern: Karl Heinz Rummenigge’s extraordinary rant in which he berated the German media for ‘climbing’ all over Bayern Munich was well time.The tirade has helped the Bavarians to three wins on the bounce. However, Rummenigge is blind to inertia afflicting the six-time Bundesliga defending champions.Since Pep Guardiola left for Manchester City, Bayern Munich have taken several steps backwards. Any team dependent on a striking line with a combined age of 100 can’t be considered a European heavyweight.Borussia Dortmund are going to upstage them if they don’t recruit wisely.5- Tottenham Three Seasons Away From Title: I know why Mauricio Pochettino says he is at his unhappiest despite his Spurs side making their best ever start to a Premier League campaign.It is because the Argentine feels Spurs are stagnating right before his eyes while rivals are improving.Failure to recruit any players means the North Londoners have the smallest squad among the Top Six.On the evidence of their output in Monday’s 0-1 loss to Manchester City, Spurs are at least three seasons away from matching the Pep Guardiola’s reigning champions.Comments last_img read more

Darwin Had Genetic Blinders

first_imgDarwin was a contemporary of Mendel, so why did he get inheritance wrong?  That question was addressed on Science Daily by Jonathan Howard of the University of Cologne, Germany.  His thesis is that Darwin had philosophical blinders on that prevented him from recognizing the significance of evidence before him.    “Why Didn’t Darwin Discover Mendel’s Laws?” reads the title of the article.  “Darwin’s commitment to quantitative variation as the raw material of evolution meant he could not see the logic of inheritance, argues Jonathan Howard of the University of Cologne, Germany.”  Quantitative variation forms the core of Darwin’s theory, he said, but that is the last place to see Mendel’s laws, which are based on discreet (discontinuous) inheritance.  For instance, Darwin could have seen discontinuous variation in his own breeding experiments with plants.  In his book The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species, Darwin even noticed a well-defined unit character, but dismissed its significance.  Why?  Because he “insisted, because of his belief that only quantitative variation contributed to evolution, that the rules of inheritance were too complex and not ready for definitive analysis.”  He left it “unremarked,” therefore, while Mendel, with different assumptions, found this observation a key to a major discovery.  “Darwin boxed himself in, unable to see the laws of inheritance in continuous variation, unable to see the real importance of discontinuous variation where the laws of inheritance could be discerned.”    Where did the blinders come from?  Howard thinks Lyell provided them.  “Darwin’s view of biology was greatly influenced by geologist Charles Lyell during and after the 1831-1836 Beagle voyage, leading to Darwin’s focus on infinitely tiny differences between individuals giving infinitesimal advantages or disadvantages in survival,” the article explains.  Janet Browne, in her biography of Darwin, portrayed him as obsessed with the idea that small changes could accumulate over time (see 03/05/2004).  This theme colored his entire view of the natural world – geology and biology.  That’s not all it did.  Darwin “never freed himself from the incorrect belief that environmentally determined changes could also be inherited,” Science Daily said.  This error was “another victim of his focus on quantitative characters, height, weight and so on, which are strongly influenced by environmental effects.”    The article also praised Mendel over Darwin.  “Mendel had a good understanding of biology, but his understanding of physics, statistics and probability theory were far superior to Darwin’s.”  The article includes the reference to Jonathan Howard’s paper in the Journal of Biology.1 1.  Howard et al., “Why didn’t Darwin discover Mendel’s laws?” Journal of Biology, 2009; 8 (2): 15 DOI: 10.1186/jbiol123.This is a remarkable article.  It’s a case study on how a scientist can be blinded to facts right before his nose when the data are filtered by his world view.  Darwin took image-distorting glasses out of Lyell’s book and wore them all his life.  It made him see everything in terms of slow, gradual accumulation of tiny variations.  Look what that did.  It influenced generations of followers.  Darwin Glasses became the new fad, and millions put them on.  Evolutionary biologists continue to mistakenly assume that environmental changes can be inherited, and that this creates adaptation.  (It may filter out the ones who are not pre-adapted, but no one has demonstrated this neo-Lamarckian hypothesis can originate new genetic information.)    Modern evolutionists will harrumph and declare that all this has been solved.  They will admit that Darwin made some mistakes.  The few and minor mistakes of this greatest and most perfect scientist who ever walked this planet were all thoroughly corrected in the neo-Darwinian synthesis of the 1940s, so it is evil to disparage the reputation of the King Charles, the Bearded Buddha.  “Now we KNOW that we evolutionary biologists wear NO blinders.  We have 20-20 vision, 20-20 hindsight, and 20-20 foresight.  All is clear.  Now we KNOW that creationists look funny.  Blinders?  We don’t see no blinders. We’re scientists.  We don’t put on blinders any more.”  (They don’t need to.  They’ve become fused to their eyeballs.)(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more