Abilene Christian’s Dominique Golightly Secures Player of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian guard Dominique Golightly is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Golightly pushed ACU (11-1, 3-0 SLC) to a 78-72 win over Lamar after recording a career-high 27 points to go along with eight rebounds at home this weekend. She shot a remarkable 64.7 percent from the field along with a 3-for-6 clip from beyond the arc against the Cardinals. The senior has steered the Wildcats to a perfect start in conference play and has averaged 20.3 points per game against Southland opponents.The award marks the second of the season for Golightly.Basketball Player of the Week – Dominique Golightly, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Guard – Chickasha, Okla.Golightly led the way with a career-high 27 points and a team-best eight rebounds in the Wildcats’ 78-72 win over Lamar this past Saturday. She has now averaging 14.6 points per game this season and has pushed ACU to an 11-1 overall record, the program’s best start since the 1996-97 season. Golightly’s eight rebounds against the Cardinals mark her fourth game this season in which she has registered seven or more boards.Honorable Mention: Whitley Larry, New Orleans; Kira Bonner, Northwestern State; Jaylonn Walker, Sam Houston State; Stephanie Visscher, Stephen F. AustinSouthland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Guyana on right track to achieving quality health care — Allicock

first_imgHealth Expo 2019 was officially launched on Wednesday at the Sophia Exhibition Complex in the city under the theme “Reaching for Better life with good health”.Health Expo 2019 officially opens at SophiaPresenting the feature address was Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock, who iterated that despite the many challenges Guyana faces as a nation, it is on the right track to providing quality accessible health care to all of its people.He said that Government encourages physical health, and its initiatives are in keeping with fulfilling its mandate of promoting healthy lives for its people.“We, as a Government, care for you. We care for your health and, as such, we remain committed to ensuring that proper health care is accessible; and this will always be a priority for this Government,” Allicock noted.He added that the administration’s commitment is evident in the growth of budget allocations in the health sector over the past years, and noted the MoPH’s initiatives in continuous promotion of health services to the public.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock in the New GPC Booth on Wednesday eveningHe alluded to his Ministry’s involvement with the MoPH, as this ensures that primary and efficient health care services reach all of the hinterland communities.He also spoke of the rehabilitation and enhancement of services of the Amerindian Hostel, and alluded to Government’s efforts to link the hinterland to the coast.Also giving remarks at the opening ceremony, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence reflected on the inaugural Health Expo 2018, and expressed hope that this year’s expo would be much better.The minister related that the choice of this year’s theme is no coincidence, since it highlights the Ministry’s on-going mandate of delivering quality health care services to the Guyanese populace.She alluded to Government’s commitment to “Not just any life, but one characterised by wellness, fitness and well-being.” She urged citizens to take full advantage of the services offered, and indulge in maintaining good health.This year’s expo has seen a large number of pharmaceutical businesses getting on board the event. On such business is the New GPC Inc, which has introduced a new range of products that cater to the needs of diabetic and hypertensive patients.A few health workers paying keen attention to a demonstration at the expoNew GPC Inc’s pharmacist Ravendra Persaud told Guyana Times that these and other products offered by the GPC speak to the health and wellbeing of all Guyanese. He noted that the New GPC has been in business for quite some time, and has tons of experience.Meanwhile, ANSA McAL’s health and wellness booth displayed a range of over the counter medication. The company’s Brand Coordinator, Sean Abel, told this publication that this is the company’s second year at Health Expo, while adding that 2018 was a huge success and, as such, the company is anticipating the same and more this year.He said the company is displaying its range of over-the-counter products, particularly the Day Quil and Ny Quil products.He added that the company aims to highlight its Pharmaceutical Department and what it has to offer; its products and their benefits in promoting health and wellness for the public.He urged patrons to come out to the expo and take advantage of the services being offered, not only at ANSA McAL’s booth, but at all other booths that are part of the expo.Other officials in attendance were Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Karen Cummings, and Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine. The Expo opens daily at 15:00h, and members of the public are being urged to take full advantage of the services which are being offered free of cost.These include free medical and dental checkups, blood pressure testing, blood transfusion, men’s and women’s health checkup, and nutrition counselling.last_img read more

Marseille struggling to agree fee for Newcastle defender

first_imgMarseille are struggling to agree a fee with Newcastle for out-of-favour defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, according to sources in France.talkSPORT told you on Thursday that the French international had agreed personal terms with the Ligue 1 side.Marseille are keen to take the 25-year-old on loan for the season, however the Ligue 1 club are struggling to meet Newcastle’s wage demands.According to French website hat-trick.fr, the Magpies want Marseille to pay 80% of Yanga-Mbiwa’s weekly salary.That would mean paying around £50,000-a-week to secure the Frenchman, with Newcastle putting up the rest. Newcastle defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 1last_img read more

Louis van Gaal and Manchester United don’t ‘dominate’ games, claims Dutch legend

first_imgJohan Cruyff has renewed his war of words with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, claiming the Red Devils don’t ‘dominate’ games under his stewardship.United were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by Arsenal on Sunday after a run of form which had raised hopes of a genuine title challenge this season.The Dutch pair have had a running feud for some years now and Cruyff decided to reopen old wounds by criticising Manchester United’s style of play under the 64-year-old.“He doesn’t dominate. I like dominating football. Manchester [United] doesn’t play like that,” Cruyff told Sky Sports.Asked if he thought Van Gaal was too cautious, Cruyff said: “I don’t think so, but it’s strange that against strong teams they’ve got good results and with weak teams they’ve had difficulties.“That’s a strange situation.“But the results I think are second. The game is first. Money is very important but always second.“In England they play different, everybody has their own style. A mix of styles is always good.“The most important part are the fans, that people are going home happy. It’s their time off and you should give them something to enjoy.” Louis van Gaal 1last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN SET TO PUT SOME SPARK INTO TG4 SHOW

first_imgPublic artist Ceara Conway and electri cian Pól Ó Gallchóir plan the workA CO Donegal man is set to put some spark into a hit new TV seriesThe new TG4 Art series ‘Dallamullóg continues this Sunday with public artist Ceara Conway and Donegal electrician Pól Ó Gallchóir in the toughest challange yet. Ceara’s challenge is turning Pól into an artist. This week as it’s a public art piece there is no critic to assess the apprentice’s work…the main judges are the residents of Dungloe!Will Pól’s effort win their approval?The series follows six tradespeople from a variety of professions as they each try to impress a critic by using their skills as a tradesperson to create a piece of art.Other mentors included in the series are stone sculptor Cliodhna Cussen , wood sculptor Séighean Ó’Draoi and spray paint artist Liam de Frinse. Dallamullog is aired this Sunday 10th February 2013 at 8.30pm on TG4. Repeated the following Tuesday at 11.30pm. This series will run for two more weeks. DONEGAL MAN SET TO PUT SOME SPARK INTO TG4 SHOW was last modified: February 6th, 2013 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:Ceara ConwayDONEGAL MAN SET TO PUT SOME SPARK INTO TG4 SHOWdungloePól Ó Gallchóir‘Dallamullóglast_img read more

DONEGAL STARGAZERS SET FOR STUNNING METEOR SHOWER TONIGHT

first_imgA huge meteor shower.Donegal stargazers are set for one of the year’s biggest meteor showers, the Perseids, peaks in activity.Tonight is due to have the highest level of activity, with the number of shooting stars at 20 times the figure for a usual night.Additionally, meteors will be visible at 10 times the normal frequency on Thursday, and at five times the usual frequency on Friday. The Perseids will be visible in all parts of the sky, and Astronomy Ireland are calling on the public to take part in monitoring efforts.David Moore, of Astronomy Ireland’s, encouraged stargazers to count the number of meteors seen every 15 minutes and report findings to the organisation.“This will help us tell if the shower is getting weaker or stronger as the years pass,” said Mr Moore said, adding “this year is particularly good for getting high numbers as the Moon will not brighten the sky”.Anyone out tonight (WED) will also be able to see the International Space Station (ISS) pass over Ireland. Astronomy Ireland said that the station will pass over much slower than the meteors, “almost overhead, looking like a bright star.” The ISS is expected to be visible nightly until Sunday August 16th, and Astronomy Ireland will release exact times for visibility every evening.DONEGAL STARGAZERS SET FOR STUNNING METEOR SHOWER TONIGHT was last modified: August 12th, 2015 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:donegalMETEOR SHOWERlast_img read more

LEADING JUDGE PLEADS WITH DONEGAL GAA TEAM TO SET EXAMPLE ON ROADS

first_imgA leading judge has appealed to the Donegal All-Ireland winning GAA team to set a good example to young drivers on the road.Judge John O’Hagan congratulated the team when he sat at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.Judge O’Hagan said the win will give the county a huge lift and that members of the team are now icons. But he pleaded with them to set an example on the roads to encourage all young drivers to drive safely.“These young heroes of County Donegal – the manager and the team are now icons within the county and will be talked about.“They are an example to all people in the county. But I would like them to take under their belts to impress upon the people of Co Donegal that to drive on the road in a privilege for which they have a license.“It’s a message I have tried to send out many, many times,” he said.Judge O’Hagan said he experienced the joy of Louth winning the All-Ireland for a solitary time in 1957.“It’s a tremendously uplifting experience and makes everyone glow for a time while Sam is here,” he said.LEADING JUDGE PLEADS WITH DONEGAL GAA TEAM TO SET EXAMPLE ON ROADS was last modified: October 23rd, 2012 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:Donegal GAA teamJUdge John O’Haganlast_img read more

DONEGAL TO TAKE PART IN NEW INTER-COUNTY TEEN HURLING COMPETITION

first_imgDONEGAL is set to field a team in a new national hurling competition that will cater for 16 and 17 year-olds who aren’t sitting State Examinations this summer.The Celtic Challenge will start next month and will feature a total of 38 teams from across 31 counties.It will include county as well as regional sides that will take part across seven groups that are determined on a geographical and developmental basis. There will be 1,000 players involved in a programme of 110 matches that take place over seven weeks.The competition will also feature a bonus-point system for the group stages with teams earning a bonus point if they score two or more goals or if they lose a match by five points or less.“I believe our young players will embrace the Celtic Challenge as a chance to showcase their skill and to test themselves against their peers. This represents a new departure for hurling and will see an increase of almost 100 extra games being played with more than 800 additional players being involved,” said GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail.The full list of the 38 teams taking part in the Celtic Challenge 2016 is: Donegal,Galway City/West, Leitrim, Mayo, North Galway, Roscommon, Sligo, Carlow Dublin – Clarke, Dublin – Plunkett, Dublin – Pearse, Kildare, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, North Wexford, Offaly, South Kilkenny, South Wexford, Westmeath, Wicklow, Cork City, Kerry, Limerick City, North Clare, South/East Clare, North Cork, South Tipperary, Waterford City, West Limerick, Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Derry, Down, Monaghan, Tyrone.DONEGAL TO TAKE PART IN NEW INTER-COUNTY TEEN HURLING COMPETITION was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aogán Ó Fearghailceltic challengedonegalHURLINGlast_img read more

Letterkenny Rovers face Rathmullan Celtic in pre-season friendly

first_imgFOOTBALL: The Seniors start their competitive season when travelling to Cockhill next Wednesday(Aug 31st) in the League Cup with the game starting at 6.30pm. We wish Eamon and everyone involved the very best for the new term with preparations due to be wrapped up with a friendly game against Rathmullan Celtic on Thursday night( Aug 25th) at Leckview Park at 7pm.It was a busy weekend with the advent of the new Schoolboys short season with most of our sides in action. Our u12s Rovers defeated Gweedore Celtic 2-1 with the goals coming form Corey McCarron and Ben Cassidy while our u12s Crusaders defeated Keadue Celtic 9-0 with goalscorers there being Christopher Diver with a hattrick and strikes from Donal Gallagher, Lee Gibbons, Jack Harkin,Sam Harvey, Kian McGrath and Caolan Plumb.Our u14s Rovers drew 2-2 with Kilmacrennan Celtic with a brace from Adam Yissau while the u14s United were defeated by Glencar 6-2 with Jervin Boleyn and Sean Pascual on the mark while our u14s Crusaders lost out 6-0 at Bonagee Utd.Another busy weekend sees our u14s Rovers and Crusaders clash in a  big derby game at Leckview on Saturday at 1145am and that game is preceded by another derby clash in  the u12s between Rovers and Ballyraine at 1030am. Our 16s travel to play Swilly Rovers at 2pm while the u12s Crusaders have a 4pm Saturday date at Kilmac Academy.The u14s United are at home to Keadue Celtic on Sunday at 1115am also at Leckview. This weeks mini lotto numbers are 7-13-16 and 20.4 people matched three numbers and receive 20euro each with the lucky winners Eileen Connolly, Michael McGahey, Donal Barr and Joe Marley.Next weeks jackpot is 4025 euro.Bingo continues each Thursday night in the Station House Hotel at 830pm sharp.Snowball is 1200euro on 45 numbers or less. Letterkenny Rovers face Rathmullan Celtic in pre-season friendly was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 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:CelticCockhillFriendlyLetterkenny RoversPre-seasonRathmullanlast_img read more

The unlikely Watford player who poses the biggest threat to Man United

first_img Troy Deeney thanks Holebas for his goal against Spurs 1 The 34-year-old has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other player in the four games played this season, scoring once but creating four for his team-mates.Watford sit joint top of the table with Liverpool and Manchester City as the only teams to have a 100 per cent record so far.Holebas created both goals in the 2-0 win against Brighton, then scored in a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace and was credited with another two assists in the 2-1 win against Tottenham.You have been warned, Jose…Stream live commentary of Watford v Manchester United here at 17:30 on 15 September.center_img Watford v Manchester United is live on talkSPORT at 17:30 on Saturday 15 SeptemberIt’s not Troy Deeney, Roberto Pereyra or Abdoulaye Doucoure Man United‘s players need to watch out for in the late gameNo, the real danger man is Watford defender Jose Holebas – thousands of Fantasy Premier League players will no doubt tell you as much.last_img read more