Hitter of the Week: Owen Magee, New Orleans – Sr. – 3B – Metaire, La.Magee hit for the cycle (1B, 2B, 3B, HR in that order) on Friday’s 8-3 win over Nicholls. He scored two runs while also driving in four. He registered a hit in the 2-0 win on Saturday before going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs in the 12-5 Sunday win to complete the sweep. The Metaire, La., native is now hitting .341 on the season with six homers, four triples, 14 doubles, 32 runs scored and 35 RBIs. Honorable Mention: Hunter Strong, Central Arkansas; Andrew Fregia, Sam Houston State. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 14 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans senior Owen Magee and junior Zach Carter of Houston Baptist are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Pitcher of the Week: Zach Carter, Houston Baptist – Jr. – RHP – Arlington, TexasCarter tossed his second complete game of the season in a 5-1 victory over league leader Sam Houston State on Friday. He threw 102 pitches, holding the Bearkats to one run on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks. After allowing back-to-back doubles in the first inning, Carter held SHSU to just two singles the rest of the way. The Privateers (24-28, 13-14 SLC) currently sit tied for 7th in the Southland standings, holding one of the final two tournament spots. They travel to Southern Miss tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT before concluding their regular season at home against Northwestern State (31-20, 16-11 SLC) with a three-game series beginning Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Huskies (23-28, 15-12 SLC) are tied for fifth and have clinched a tournament spot. They finish off their regular season at home versus Stephen F. Austin (17-32, 9-18 SLC) starting Thursday at 2 p.m. Honorable Mention: Jerry Maddox, Northwestern State; Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, center, pauses during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)Lionel Messi has ensured he could become a free agent if Barcelona no longer plays in a major European league as a result of Catalan independence, Spanish media wrote on Friday.According to a report in Madrid daily El Mundo, the contract Messi signed last November includes a clause that he must remain a Barcelona player only as long as the club is playing in “a top-level European league.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ A source at Barcelona told AFP that “for reasons of confidentiality the club never comments on contractual relations with players.”Catalonian nationalists proclaimed independence from Spain after a referendum on October 1, precipitating a crisis which is still unresolved.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Spanish civil and football authorities have said repeatedly that Catalan secession would end the participation of the region’s clubs in the Spanish League.If Catalonia becomes independent and Barcelona are booted out of La Liga and cannot persuade another major league (France, Italy, Germany or England) to give them a home, Messi could leave without having to pay his 700 million euro ($843 million) buyout clause, said El Mundo. The newspaper said that leaving La Liga would have the same impact on the rest of the Barcelona squad, whether they have specific clauses or not, because it would represent a substantial change to the circumstances under which they signed their contracts.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Romeo still out for Gilas duty this February Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson
LATEST STORIES But Ceres still had depth and firepower with Takumi Uesato and Bienvenido Marañon leading the line. Kaya took the lead in the 10th minute when Tanton’s free kick found an unmarked Jordan Mintah who delivered an inch perfect ball for Mendy to tap home at the far post.Ceres won a penalty moments later when Uesato was brought down inside the area. Marañon stepped up to take the spotkick only for Ace Villanueva to palm his low effort away, preserving Kaya’s advantage.Kaya breached substitute keeper Michael Casas’ goal for the second time as Tanton found Osei for the second goal.“Kaya fought very hard,” said Ceres assistant coach Ian Treyes.” They gave 200 percent just to win this game. It’s what we expected. As you noticed, we have our focus on our next game, so we rested some of our players for our upcoming match in the AFC Cup.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Standhardinger still adjusting to PBA game: ‘This feels like a different sport’ “The heartbreak is over,” said Kaya coach Noel Marcaida, whose squad played the last 30 minutes of the game with just 10 men after Camelo Tacuslme was sent off for a second yellow card.“I said before the game it would take a collective team effort, and we got exactly that. We took advantage of them in that first half. Everyone worked so hard, especially after we went down to 10 men.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe win improved Kaya’s haul to 13 points after seven outings. But Ceres remained on top with 15 points from six games.Bracing for a tough away trip to Myanmar where Ceres will face Yangon United in the second leg of the AFC Cup zonal semifinals, the Busmen rested some of the starters in their 4-2 win over Yangon in the first leg last Wednesday. Ten-man Kaya Iloilo dealt reigning champion Ceres Negros its first loss of the season with a stunning 2-0 victory on Saturday night in the Philippines Football League (PFL) at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Robert Lopez Mendy and Alfred Osei found the back of the net in the first half as Kaya notched a third straight win in the season, while ending a run of six straight losses to the Busmen, who eliminated them in the semifinals last season.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments
Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Pacquiao says he chose to fight Matthysse, the current World Boxing Association welterweight champion, because the Argentinian is aggressive and they could both provide a “lot of action” in the ring.He said Thursday that victory will be determined by “talent and skill inside the ring.” Matthysse said he is determined to defend his title and isn’t concerned that it could end Pacquiao’s career if the Filipino boxer loses.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 GM Pelinka: Lakers landing LeBron is ‘ultimate validation’ Argentine WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse speaks as Philippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao smiles during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July 12, 2018. Matthysse and Pacquiao were scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao says he is prepared for an action-packed fight against aggressive Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in Sunday’s world title bout.The fight comes a year after Pacquiao, who turns 40 in December, lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight title in a shock defeat to Australia’s Jeff Horn in Brisbane.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
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A school on the outskirts of Hargeisa has become a draw for high-achievers from around Somaliland as well as a launching pad, sending these students on to some of the most prestigious schools around the world, the Voice of America (VOA) has reported.Mustapha Mohamed Ibrahim, a recent graduate of the Abaarso School of Science and Technology outside Hargeisa, helps tutor younger classmates in math problems they might encounter on the ACT, an American college entrance exam.Abaarso is an elite school that teaches students from seventh through 12th grades.The school is quite competitive — prospective seventh-graders must take an entrance exam. Nearly 600 students competed for the 50 seats for the grade. This year, 1,000 are expected to take the test.CurriculumThe school’s rigorous curriculum focuses on math, science and technology, and helps the students become conversant in English. The school costs $1,800 a year for those with Somali and Somaliland passports; more for those with other citizenship.School headmaster James Linville said 80 students are studying at or have been accepted to universities and secondary schools throughout the world, with nearly all of them on full scholarship.“It’s incredibly competitive to get scholarships as international students to these schools, and not only that, but it’s been a very long time since Somali-educated and Somali-raised students were able to get these scholarships,” Linville said.“So actually, when our first students got scholarships three years ago, they were the first in over a generation to be given scholarships to study in the U.S.,” he added.Currently there are 210 students at the school.Educational opportunities were limited for Somalilanders caught up in civil war from 1988 to 1991, and then stymied by lack of funds and political turmoil.OpportunitiesIbrahim, who was recently accepted to New York’s University of Rochester with a full scholarship, said he’s happy for opportunities that were beyond his parents’ reach.“For a kid whose parents never graduated from middle school, it is a very, very big deal getting accepted into universities in the States,” he said.Forty Abaarso alumni are in the United States, studying at schools such as Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgetown University, Amherst College and Carnegie Mellon University.Once abroad, the students are able to keep up with their international counterparts, Linville said.Abaarso students have a grade point average of 3.2 in college and prep school, and have scored “exceptionally” high on the SAT, another American college entrance exam,” he said, adding that is noteworthy.“Especially considering that at the time they took the SAT, they’ve been taking classes in English for three years, so, imagine sending an American kid to another country, asking them to take the national exam in three years and then scoring in the 80th or 90th percentile,” he said.School founderThe Abaarso school was started by Jonathan Starr, an American financier who took a trip to his uncle’s native Somaliland in 2008 and decided to open a school there, using $500,000 of his own money to do so.Since Abaarso opened in 2009, there have been three graduating classes of about 35 students each.The students say their hope is that they will bring their knowledge home to improve their country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The match, between last season’s top two teams in Serie A, offered a tantalizing glimpse of the upcoming domestic campaign.Managers Massimiliano Allegri and Eusebio Di Francesco named strong starting lineups.Juventus were more active in the opening minutes and were rewarded in the 29th when Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic beat Federico Fazio onto a through ball from Alex Sandro, dribbling around Roma goalkeeper Allison and firing to make it 1-0 in the 29th minute.Roma’s Diego Perotti and Dzeko combined for three promising exchanges but were unable to break through and Roma went into the break a goal down.But Dzeko delivered the equalizer in the 74th, tapping in a cross from Aleksandar Kolarov from close range.But in the shootout, Marco Tumminello’s miss proved too much to overcome and Juventus handed Roma a second shoot-out defeat of the tournament.The match drew some 33,000 fans to Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL’s Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus F.C Alex Sandro drives against Roma during their 2017 International Champions Cup match at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts © AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARYNEW YORK, United States, Jul 31 – Juventus closed out the International Champions Cup friendly tournament with a 5-4 win on penalties over Roma after the Italian clubs played to a 1-1 draw.Mario Mandzukic’s opening goal for Italian champions Juventus was cancelled out by Edin Dzeko’s second-half strike.
Paddy, Amy, Lauren, Ellie, Jenn, Celina and Casper as The Von Trapp children.Patrick Gallagher as Captain Von Trapp and Blathnait Gallagher as Maria. The Van Heinm singers Michaela, Ciara, Mulvina, Sarah and Ann. Above are a selection of pictures taken from the fantastic show put on by the pupils of Stramore NS in Glendowan Churchill on Sunday evening in front of a large crowd in Glenswilly GAA hall.The classes performed individually before commencing the play ‘The Sound of Music’.A great evening was had by all.Well done to all involved. 🙂PICTURE SPECIAL: STRAMORE NS IS ALIVE WITH ‘THE SOUND OF MUSIC’ was last modified: December 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnews
COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: DUBLIN ACTOR TO SWAP SIDES FOR NEW DONEGAL VIDEO was last modified: September 8th, 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:ACTORBrendan SheehandonegalGAAGiddyupkitsKerry A quick snippet from the new Giddyupskit video which is set to go viral when it is released.They had more than 100,000 hits from the hilarious first video featuring Donegal and Dublin fan enjoying an ‘Anchorman’ style stand-off in the run-up to the All-Ireland semi-final.And no the madcap lads from the comedy team of Giddyupskits have done it again.They spend several hours over the weekend shooting what they say is an even better comedy sketch in the build-up to the final between Donegal and Kerry. The skit centres around a ‘war’ between Donegal and Kerry fans and features Brendan Sheehan, a brother of Love/Hate star Robert Sheehan.It also features Donegal man Aidan O’ Sullivan who featured in the original video.Donegal Daily will have an exclusive first showing of the new video which is also set to go viral when it is released next week.In the meantime click on the video below to see the gang’s first GAA offering – ‘GAA Street Fight.’
Ballet Ireland brings a magical seasonal favourite to audiences in Donegal this week with ‘The Nutcracker’.Expect dazzling performances, sparkling costumes, nostalgia andfantasy and enjoy one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular scores featuringthe Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.This Ballet Ireland production has sixteen of the top Irish andinternational dancers who have travelled from as far afield as Japanand Australia to dance with the company. Set on Christmas Eve, after the tree has been admired, presents givenout to the children, and everyone gone to bed, little Clara returns tothe sitting room to check on a gift broken earlier by her brother –the Nutcracker.As the clock strikes midnight, mice begin to fill the room and theNutcracker grows to life-size. Clara is thrust into a battle betweenan army of tin soldiers led by The Nutcracker, and the mice led by theMouse King. Having overcome the Mouse King, Clara and The Nutcracker, now a Prince, travel to Sugar Plum Fairy’s Land of Sweets.With sets by Zia Holly and costumes by Werner Dittrich, BalletIreland’s ‘The Nutcracker’ sparkles with the joy and imagination of achildhood Christmas.An enduring seasonal favourite with appeal for every member of the family, this two-act ballet adapted from E.T.A. Hoffman’s novelpremiered in St. Petersburg on 18th December 1892 and today is one ofthe most popular of all ballets. Ballet Ireland presents The Nutcracker at An Grianán Theatre this Friday 26th of October @ 8pm..Tickets are from €10 available from the box office on 074 91 20777. BALLET IRELAND SET TO SPARKLE IN FAMILY FAVOURITE ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ was last modified: October 21st, 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) Tags:BALLET IRELAND SET TO SPARKLE IN FAMILY FAVOURITE ‘THE NUTCRACKER’