Briscoe Named 2017 FCS ADA Offensive Player of the Year

first_imgFCS ADA ReleaseCLEVELAND, Ohio – The Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA), in coordination with the 13 FCS conference offices, announced Sam Houston State quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe as the 2017 FCS ADA Offensive Player of the Year.Briscoe won the Payton Award a year ago and is seeking to become just the second FCS player in history to win it multiple times. He led FCS and set a SHSU single-season record with 5,003 yards passing in 2017, while also leading the country for the second consecutive season with 45 touchdown passes. The Bearkat trigger man is the first Kat to throw for 5,000 yards in a season.The senior out of Houston, Texas, is one of three finalists for the Payton Award this year, which will be announced at the STATS FCS Awards Banquet in Frisco on Friday, Jan. 5.He will be recognized Saturday at the 2017 NCAA Division I Football Championship with a plaque presented by current FCS ADA Second Vice President and Director of Athletics at Bryant University, Bill Smith.This Friday, Jan. 5, the FCS ADA will announce the Academic All-Star Team, which is celebrating its 20th year.About the FCS ADA: Now in its 24th year, the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association’s mission is to enhance Football Championship Subdivision football. For more information on the FCS ADA, please visit The FCS ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit read more

Santa Ana Open gets going today

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding “We’re offering the biggest prize we’ve had so everybody is excited,” Tan said.A total of $19,000 will be up for grabs in the event, which will have competitions in men’s and women’s divisions.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 crownPresented by the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (Ceza) and First Cagayan, Tan and Soriano will also hold their regular “Sandroots” clinic for kids.“We always try to accommodate as many kids as we can to try and inspire them to take up the sport,” Tan told the Inquirer. MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours And with topnotch foreign teams on tap, it will be a hard climb for the local squads, who will be led by reigning BVR women’s champions Lot Catubag and Karen Quilario of Davao.“The Ceza, being an important node of economic development in northern Luzon, prides itself of hosting such major sports events—part and parcel of the zone’s mission to be a successful world-class eco, leisure, tourism and sports destination,” said Secretary Raul Lambino, the Ceza administrator and chief executive officer.The event starts at 8 a.m., with First Cagayan Leisure and Resort Corp. president Francis Hernando and Santa Ana Mayor Darwin Tobias welcoming participants and guests.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Kangaroos go fly around MGM Grand; why not? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls SANTA ANA, CAGAYAN— Charo Soriano loves the homecoming feel and she hopes that will translate into something productive for her and teammate Bea Tan when the Beach Volleyball Republic International Santa Ana Open serves off here Saturday.“It’s always nice coming back here in Cagayan, in my province,” Soriano said.ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more

Kobe Paras joins UP Maroons

first_imgHe then transferred to Creighton where he was able to play for one season, 2016-2017, after which he then again moved to Cal State Northridge to join head coach Reggie Theus.Paras spent his first year with the Matadors as a red shirt in obedience to NCAA transfer rules but he would eventually leave after Theus got fired from the team.He will be joined prize recruits Gilas teammate Ricci Rivero and former University of Perpetual Help standout Bright Akhuetie in Season 82.“With the addition of Bright and Ricci, the team has gotten better,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol whose Fighting Maroons finished at fifth seed for Season 80 with a 6-8 record.“That being said, talent is talent, and we are fortunate to have a talent like Kobe on board,” added Perasol. “Winning, as experience has shown us, takes more than talent. We have to get everyone on the same page and to play the right way, and that is what we’ll be working on in the months to come.”ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Manchester City signs Riyad Mahrez in record club deal Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West View comments Being a Maroon runs in the family with older brother Andrei and legendary father Benjie, a two-time PBA MVP, also donning the UP uniform.“I am looking forward to the challenge of helping the Fighting Maroons a better basketball team, and the challenge of helping myself become a better student,” said Paras. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Paras seems to have found a home in UP after stints with University of California at Los Angeles, Creighton, and Cal State Northridge. He can suit up in UAAP Season 82.In a statement from nowheretogobutUP, Paras praised the country’s premier state university not just for its athletic program but its status as a top educational institution in the country.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’“The University of the Philippines is the most respected educational institution in the country,” said Paras, 20. “The attraction of UP is not just its basketball program, which just gets better every year, but the world-class education it is known for.”Paras, who is part the national team program, first committed to UCLA after he graduated from Cathedral but wasn’t able to suit up for the Bruins after issued regarding his grades. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kobe Paras is now a Fighting Maroon. Photo from UP MBT (@upmbt) Twitter account(Editor’s note: We are correcting this story to clarify that Paras can suit up for UP as early as Season 82).After bouncing around three schools in the United States, much ballyhooed forward Kobe Paras is set to join University of the Philippines in the UAAP.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.last_img read more

Ball is in Government’s court

first_imgDear Editor,Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has suggested that better parenting, schooling, and religious and community involvement are important to tackle domestic violence. The Hon. Minister must know that political will, more than anything else, can ensure the needed mechanisms:1) Parent/Teachers Associations hold monthly parenting training for members.2) Government supports umbrella religious bodies to organize regular parenting sessions at mandirs, churches and mosques. Perhaps a representative coordinating body can be set up?3) Sensitivity training for all Police officers to address Police disregard for abuse complaints, and bribery in return for doing nothing or engaging in personal attempts at mediation and monitoring bodies to prevent same, among other issues.4) The Gatekeepers’ Program to ensure first responders in every community. The Caribbean Voice plans to implement this programme next year, and we welcome the Ministry’s collaboration. We promise we won’t ask for money.5) Ministry of Education directives for all educators to be mandatory reporters, once abuse is suspected, identified or reported, as is the case in many nations.6) A national survey to determine the root causes of domestic violence, perhaps spearheaded by the University of Guyana, which already has the required skills and capacity. In effect, the ball is totally in the Government’s court, which, to date, has played nothing shots.7) For example: In February 2015, The Caribbean Voice and other stakeholders met with the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB), at which it was agreed that the PTCCB would unveil an adaptation of the Shri Lankan model of Hazard Reduction, which had reduced pesticide suicide in that nation by 50% in about a decade. Nothing has since been heard about that proposed unveiling.8) After our August 2015 National Stakeholders’ Conference on Suicide and Related Issues, Minister Ramjattan informed TCV that President Granger had directed him and the Prime Minister to provide all necessary help to TCV. We’re still waiting for any form of assistance.9) Last year, when a special sitting of Parliament was held to discuss suicide prevention, The Caribbean Voice was one of two NGOs invited to make a presentation. However, our invitation did not come from Government, but from the local office of an international organization.10) Since we launched our Youth & Student Workshop in 2016, continuous efforts to obtain Government’s permission (just permission, nothing else) to take it to public schools have met with no success, even though many schools have requested the workshop.11) Since 2015, continuous efforts to obtain Government’s (non-material) support for a National Youth & Suicide Essay Contest on suicide with US$5,000 in prizes have met with no success.12) Last year the Government voted against a bill to decriminalize attempted suicide, to prevent the Opposition from getting credit for it.13) Last year, when we planned a weekend intervention in Region Two, our request for our team to be accommodated overnight at the government guesthouse was rejected because TCV was “a PPP organization”, an assertion that has no basis in reality.14) Last year also, a request for a meeting with the then Police Commissioner was rejected with an unfounded assertion that TCV had supposedly campaigned at the 2015 elections. Incidentally, Minister Ramjattan had set up such a meeting in 2015, but a few days prior, we were informed that the meeting was postponed, as the Commissioner had an urgent matter to attend to. Subsequent communication to have the meeting reset went unacknowledged.15) Last month, at a meeting with Minister Ramjattan’s personal assistant, a broad range of issues was raised. A response sent to us on April 17 ignored all the items discussed, but stated that “the Ministry of Public Security Budget cannot accommodate additional budget lines to its existing work programmes.” Yet we merely requested $50,000 to print flyers for the National Anti-Violence Candlelight Vigil held on World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10. Since its inception by Voices Against Violence, (an umbrella of almost 100 entities across Guyana), two years ago, 800-plus vigils have been held across Guyana. Incidentally, we reached out to the Minister based on his offer of support in a recent Kaieteur News interview.There is much more, but the above make the case.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

Fort Nelson impaired driver found guilty of criminal negligence

first_imgAnother passenger, Brandon McKinnon was in the front seat and survived without serious injuries, as the only person in the vehicle wearing a seat belt.Locke and Siegmund were cousins, and he was residing with her at the time of the accident.On trial, the accused alleged that McKinnon grabbed the steering wheel, causing him to lose control of the vehicle.However, Justice Arnold-Bailey did not find reasonable grounds to believe his recollection, and says his evidence seemed to have “a ‘flexible’ quality” to it.Advertisement A Fort Nelson man has been found guilty of criminal negligence causing two deaths in a June 2010 car accident.In a B.C. Supreme Court judgment first announced in Fort Nelson on Friday, Dec. 4, the Honourable Madam Justice Elizabeth Arnold-Bailey also found Joshua Alan Rai Locke guilty of criminal negligence causing bodily harm to another passenger in the accident.Locke was 23-years-old at the time of the incident. He had been seen drinking and doing drugs with friends on the bank of the Muskwa River before he left and drove four passengers in his car.- Advertisement -He then lost control of the car, a 1991 black Nissan 300 ZX, off of Highway 97 and the Old Alaska Highway, where the car flipped several times before settling in a ditch.The accident killed two teenage girls, Courtney Siegmund and Chelsea Cook. Siegmund died at the scene, being thrown from the vehicle, and Cook later died in hospital.Terri-Lynn McAuley was also seriously injured in the tragedy, and the judgment stats that she ‘continues to bear lasting mental and physical scars from the accident.’Advertisement Part of her judgment reads, “He told the Court many things that, when pressed a little further, were not true. For example, he was adamant that he did not drink and drive, and yet he clearly did. He was also 99% certain that he did not have any cocaine with him that day and yet Mr. McKinnon saw him with cocaine and a nurse extracted a ball of it from his mouth in the hospital emergency department.Mr. Locke is quite simply not an accurate historian about anything that he thinks might put him in a bad light. His self-interest is transparent and he is not a skilled liar.”His sentence has not been announced.last_img read more

Premier to visit Dawson Creek Sunday

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Premier Christy Clark will visit Dawson Creek Sunday to survey the damage from this weeks flooding.  The Premier will be joined by Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier and Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead for a tour of the area.The tour will include stops in Dawson Creek, the Snake Pit area and the Dawson Creek Mall.This week Dawson Creek was hit with record rainfall causing the worst flooding in decades.- Advertisement –last_img

Abortion Rights panel hears of Donegal woman’s pregnancy fears after rape

first_imgA young Letterkenny woman who survived a rape attack in 2015 has spoken of how her fears of an unwanted pregnancy put her on the verge of suicide.Dominique Meehan, 25, shared her deeply personal story ahead of the Abortion Rights Campaign March for Choice in Dublin this Saturday.Dominique was raped in 2015 when she was volunteering at a gaming convention in Dublin. Her rapist was jailed for 12 years last June. She has now joined the ARC movement to highlight her views on the effect of the Eighth Amendment on survivors of rape. Dominique said: “I represent a quarter of all women in Ireland who have been raped and who have to deal with even the thought of an unwanted pregnancy.“I told my parents that if I’m pregnant we’re going to England. How is that fair for anyone in my situation, knowing that my own government would look at me as a criminal because I couldn’t carry my rapist’s child?”Speaking at a pre-march press conference yesterday, she said she suffered nightmares in the days after her rape, dreaming that she was pregnant.Dominique said: “In my dreams I watched my stomach swell, I had morning sickness, I even had back pain. I was terrified, more than I have ever been during my attack.” “That fear is utterly debilitating. I couldn’t get it out of my head. I was feeling my stomach every day to see if it was swelling like it did in my dreams.”“I told my parents that if I was pregnant I needed to go to England. How is that fair though?“Can you imagine someone in my position couldn’t be treated by the HSE, that treated me so well, in Ireland they couldn’t treat me here.”Linda Kavanagh, Spokesperson with the Abortion Rights Campaign, Brid Smith TD, Krysia Lynch of AIMS Ireland, and Dominique Meehan, rape survivor and activist. Photo: David Thomas Smith.Dominique said she had taken six pregnancy tests before being admitted to the psychiatric unit.“Everything came out negative, but the stress of believing and thinking to my very soul that I was pregnant still managed to send me into the psych unit. I was suicidal. “If there were options in Ireland other than having a baby to just send it into a foster system or killing it on my own with alcohol or my own suicide, then I would never have needed to be admitted into the acute psychiatric unit at all.”“We can’t carry on like this, giving rape survivors no option but to carry their rapist’s child no matter the psychological consequences to the rape survivor.”Photo: David Thomas Smith.The March for Choice will take place on Saturday 30th September at 2pm, beginning at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. The March will coincide with the annual Global Day of Action for Safe and Legal Abortion.The theme of this year’s march is “Time to Act”, which the Abortion Rights Campaign says is a comment on the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment and the importance of action for the thousands of people denied abortion services in Ireland over the years. Time Travellers for Choice, a group of historical and vintage costumiers representing through dress the many eras of time during which women in Ireland have been forced to wait for their rights. Photo: David Thomas Smith.ARC spokesperson Linda Kavanagh said: “The reality is we have an instrument of violence against women written into our constitution, violence that is enacted every day on all pregnant people in Ireland. The Eighth Amendment has caused untold misery and damage, and it’s time we removed it once and for all.”Ms Kavanagh said the organisation’s judgement on the announcement of a stand-alone referendum on the Eighth Amendment will be reserved until the wording is made known to the public.“We have all waited long enough to finally be allowed to make decisions about our own bodies, it’s vital that the government get this right,” Kavanagh said.Other speakers at the conference were Krysia Lynch, Chairperson of AIMS Ireland (Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services) and Bríd Smith, the first TD in Ireland to share her abortion story.Abortion Rights panel hears of Donegal woman’s pregnancy fears after rape was last modified: September 28th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:abortion rights campaignDominique Meehanmarch for choicelast_img read more

Liverpool ready £30m transfer bid for starlet after a year of scouting

first_img no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED huge blow Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Nicolo Barella in action in Italy’s late win over Poland. Liverpool are putting together a formal offer for Cagliari hot shot Nicolo Barella, according to La Nuova Sardegna.The midfielder has been on the Reds’ radar for the best part of a year now and they have been scouting him in action. REVEALED REVEALED 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE The 21-year-old has been impressing in Serie A and Cagliari are braced for bids next summer.And Liverpool are currently putting together a package for Barella.Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has earmarked the Italian and wants to have him in his squad next season.Barella is likely to command a fee in the region of £30million and is on the radars of clubs in Italy too. Latest Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY BEST OF silverware REPLY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move last_img read more

New school to open by ’09

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Bouquet Canyon is a temporary school and has to be replaced, and that’s what we’re going to do,” said Bob Cutting, assistant superintendent of business for the Saugus Union School District. School officials want to build the new school across from the old one that sits at the end of Wellston Drive. The district owns 29 acres of land there, including the six acres that are currently home to the 25-classroom school. However, Toll Brothers, a national home builder, also plans to build about 100 single-family homes next to the district’s property. Company officials did not return phone calls seeking comment. Cutting said the district has been working with the home builder, the city of Santa Clarita and the county of Los Angeles to build sewer and drainage connections for the new developments and will now focus on grading all the land. The district expects to have a grading plan ready to turn in to the county within the next two months for approval. If approved, the new school could sit north of the tennis courts at Bouquet Canyon Park, Principal Paul Martinsen said. SAUGUS – It first opened as a temporary school 16 years ago and since then, few alterations have been made to Bouquet Canyon Elementary School, which is made entirely out of modular buildings. But now changes are on the way. Plans for a $40 million permanent facility are in the works, with the new school bell expected to ring by fall 2009. What was meant to be a transitional school was built in 52 days as a quick fix for the area’s explosive growth. Martinsen said there are also plans to connect Wellston Drive and Copper Hill Drive, but that could change. Cutting said there’s still a possibility the new school could be at another yet-to-be determined site. Wherever it is, when it’s finished, the school, now a series of yellow and mustard-trimmed trailers protected behind a chain-link fence, will resemble the district’s new Tesoro del Valle Elementary School. The Bernardo Way campus, which opened this year, is an eye-catching, two-story building with orange and blue pillars standing at attention as pupils walk through the entrance. The new and larger Bouquet Canyon Elementary also will relieve crowding in the current one, which grew from 430 pupils last year to about 560 this fall. These additional students pushed the elementary school to capacity. There’s no place to put additional classrooms on the current property, Martinsen said. Over time, the school expects to have about 720 pupils as boundaries change and neighborhoods are built out. Martinsen said the new school will be designed to accommodate about 920. Sue Doyle,(661) 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more