Men’s Long Jump Jacorious Jeter, NSU Markeit Steverson, NSU Isaiah Pittman, SFA Women’s Shot Put Kayla Melgar, ACU Ashley Davis, SLU Annina Brandenburg, ACU Women’s 5,000m Gracie Hyde, UCA Brittany Innis, SFA Taryn Surratt, SFA Men’s 10,000m Markus Schweikert, UCA Jamie Crowe, LU Aaron Albert, UNO Women’s Pole Vault Nastassja Campbell, SFA Madison Pecot, SFA Kaylee Bizzell, SFA Women’s 200m Natashia Jackson, NSU Deja Keys, UIW Ajah Criner, UCA Women’s 1,500m Kelsey Ramirez, SFA Itzel Alcantar, UIW Alia Henderson, UIW Women’s Heptathlon Migle Muraskaite, LU Sashane Hanson, AMCC Jillian Turner, SFA Event First Team Second Team Third Team Men’s 400m hurdles Garrett Gibson, HBU Joshua Smith, SHSU Ketavion Humber, AMCC Women’s Hammer Throw Lonnie Smith, ACU Kayla Melgar, ACU Lauryn Caldwell, SHSU Women’s 800m Dominique Allen, UIW LaSean Davis, SFA Jamie Eckford, SHSU Women’s 400m Natashia Jackson, NSU Cayla Burch, SFA Imani Nave, SFA Men’s Triple Jump Chris Welch, HBU Quindarrius Thompson, NSU Javon McCray, LU Women’s 10,000m Valentina Campos, AMCC Gladys Jerotich, MCN Taryn Surratt, SFA Men’s 400m Jared Williams, ACU Donovan Storr, SLU Webster Slaughter, LU Women’s Long Jump Sarea Alexander, UIW Jasmyn Steels, NSU Chelsea Harrington, NICH Men’s Pole Vault Branson Ellis, SFA Clayton Fritsch, SHSU Carter Scott, SFA Women’s High Jump Sashane Hanson, AMCC Jasmyn Steels, NSU Kadejah Wilson, SFA Women’s 4x100m relay D. Jackson, C. Burch, I. Nave, A. Teel – SFA D. Moore, K. Evans, O. Giles, N. Jackson – NSU J. Love, T. Mays, B. Ransom, D. Keys – UIW Men’s 4x400m J. Williams, B. Brownlow, R. Linton, A. Williams – ACU A. Ruiz, A. Bennett, D. Murphy, I. Pittman – SFA T. Jones, G. Coleman, J. Benson, D. Storr – SLU Women’s 3,000m steeplechase Gracie Hyde, UCA Brittany Innis, SFA Taryn Surratt, SFA 2019 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field All-Conference Teams Men’s High Jump Tyler Adams, SHSU Iyanu Adeyeye, HBU Noah Berney, SFA Men’s Javelin Throw Cord Neal, SFA Logan Robinson, AMCC Ryan Simmons, ACU Men’s 3,000m steeplechase Ryan Cleary, ACU Matthew Arnold, LU Jaron Hamilton, UCA Men’s 100m Chris Jefferson, SHSU Tyler Smith, MCN Jo’vaughn Martin, SHSU Men’s 1,500m Garett Cortez, UIW Deion Hardy, UIW Ryan Cleary, ACU Men’s 200m Chris Jefferson, SHSU Jo’vaughn Martin, SHSU Tyler Smith, MCN Men’s 5,000m Jamie Crowe, LU Jordan Rowe, LU Matthew Arnold, LU Men’s 110m hurdles Tremayne Flagler, NSU Joshua Smith, SHSU Ketavion Humber, AMCC Women’s 100m hurdles Jerica Love, UIW Jillian Turner, SFA Irene Akwitti, ACU Women’s 100m Deja Keys, UIW Aleyah Donald, MCN Ajah Criner, UCA FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State sprinter Chris Jefferson and Abilene Christian thrower Kayla Melgar are the 2019 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year, the league announced Wednesday along with the complete list of all-conference teams. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Men’s Athlete of the Year & Outstanding Running Events Performer – Chris Jefferson, Sam Houston StateJefferson registered 23.75 points at the 2019 Southland Outdoor Championships to become the men’s Most Valuable Performer. The senior from Jersey Village, Texas, secured a pair of individual gold medal finishes in the 100-meter (10.20) and 200m dash (20.48) events on the final day of competition. Jefferson also helped his Bearkats squad to a gold medal in the 4x100m relay as the team’s anchor leg.Men’s Outstanding Field Events Performer – Aaron Akens, Sam Houston StateAkens collected 22 points for the Bearkats at the 2019 Southland Outdoor Championships, helping SHSU to its third consecutive outdoor title. The senior thrower from Mesquite, Texas, bagged a first-place finish in the discus with a mark of 187-04.0 ft and a 196-00.0 ft heave for second place in the hammer throw. Akens also tossed a 55-02.75 ft throw in the shot put for fifth-place honors.Men’s Freshman of the Year – Jo’vaughn Martin, Sam Houston StateMartin completed his first Southland Outdoor Championships in style notching a trio of podium finishes at the three-day event. The Conroe, Texas, product finished third overall in the 100m dash with a time of 10.40 and second individually in the 200m dash with a 20.92 clip. Martin completed the event as the second leg of the Bearkats’ first-place 4x100m relay team.Men’s Newcomer of the Year – Josh Smith, Sam Houston StateSmith, a transfer from Spring Arbor University, claimed Newcomer of the Year honors after a pair of second-place finishes in the 110m (14.20) and 400m (52.42) hurdle events for the Bearkats. The Katy, Texas, native’s 16 points pushed the Sam Houston State men’s squad to a team title with 164 points, beating out the second-place team by 73 points.Men’s Coach of the Year – David Self, Sam Houston StateSelf is in his 10th year coaching the Bearkats and has created a wave of success throughout the decade. After leading his men’s squad to its third-straight title at the 2019 outdoor championships, Self has now compiled five men’s team titles since the 2005 season. The Bearkats’ three-peat marks the first time in program history that the feat has been performed. The Sam Houston State sweep of all five men’s individual superlative winners marks the first time in conference history that a team has done so across the five awards.Women’s Athlete of the Year – Kayla Melgar, Abilene ChristianMelgar sealed her status as the women’s Most Valuable Performer at the 2019 outdoor championships after ringing up 26 points with three podium appearances. The senior from Tempe, Ariz., finished first overall in the shot put with a toss of 52-08.0 ft to go along with a pair of second-place finishes in the discus (168-08.0 ft) and hammer throw (184-00.0 ft) events.Women’s Outstanding Field Events Performer – Sarea Alexander, Incarnate WordAlexander locked up her third consecutive conference title in the long jump with a 21-4.25 ft leap on her first attempt of the day for the Cardinals. The San Antonio, Texas, product’s three-straight Southland championships makes her the first woman in UIW program history to accomplish the feat and the second competitor in conference history to win three consecutive long jump gold medals. Alexander’s success was not limited to one event as the senior also claimed gold in the triple jump with a mark of 43-02.5 ft.Women’s Freshman of the Year & Outstanding Running Events Performer – Gracie Hyde, Central ArkansasHyde, a native of Benton, Ark., put together an impressive run at the 2019 championships with a pair of first-place finishes in the 3,000m steeplechase (10:27.55) and the 5,000m run (17:50.89). The freshman’s time in the steeplechase marked a stadium record for Walter P. Ledet Track Complex in Natchitoches, La.Women’s Newcomer of the Year – Madison Pecot, Stephen F. AustinThe senior transfer from UT-Arlington concluded her appearance at the 2019 championships with a silver medal in the pole vault. Pecot cleared the bar at 13-06.25 ft behind teammate Nastassja Campbell and ahead of Kaylee Bizzell, cementing a Ladyjack sweep of the podium in the pole vault event.Women’s Coach of the Year – Phil Olson, Stephen F. AustinOlson nabbed his Coach of the Year honor after leading the Ladyjacks to a dominant first-place team finish at the outdoor championships. The SFA women combined for 195.5 points across 18 of the championship’s 21 events, sealing their ninth outdoor title in program history. Olson has now led the Ladyjacks to a championship in three of the last five outdoor seasons.Outdoor track & field individual awards are nominated and voted on by the league’s head coaches. Voting for oneself or one’s own athletes is not permitted. The top three finishers from each event’s final at the championship meet are automatically named All-Southland Conference. Women’s Triple Jump Sarea Alexander, UIW Natayla Nance, HBU Jasmyn Steels, NSU Women’s 400m hurdles Dominique Jackson, SFA Daijia Carr, SFA Kendall Rodriguez, AMCC Men’s Shot Put Kai Schmidt, ACU Michael Nichols, SHSU Morgan Knight, ACU Women’s Discus Annina Brandenburg, ACU Kayla Melgar, ACU Lauryn Caldwell, SHSU Men’s Discus Aaron Akens, SHSU Morgan Knight, ACU Ryan Simmons, ACU Men’s 800m Drake Murphy, SFA Deion Hardy, UIW Jorge Quintero, UIW Women’s 4x400m I. Nave, A. Teel, D. Jackson, C. Burch – SFA D. Granados, N. Jackson, K. Evans, C. Willis – NSU E. Sebastion, D. Allen, D. Keys, T. Mays – UIW Women’s Javelin Throw Kelsey Frank, NSU Annina Brandenburg, ACU Amber Bruce, NSU Men’s Hammer Throw Joshua Hernandez, SHSU Aaron Akens, SHSU Vojislav Gvero, UNO Men’s 4x100m relay F. McCall, J. Martin, B. Henderson, C. Jefferson – SHSU E. Clarke, M. Larkins, J. Arrington, T. Carr – NSU W. Williams, T. Smith, G. Brown, T. Syrie – MCN Men’s Decathlon Rodney Littlejohn, UIW Scott Boon, HBU Bjoern Adden, AMCC
The Barcelona, who’s at the moment 48 years previous and retired in 2002, contributed considerably to Spain will win 5 of its titles in the Federation Cup, particularly these of the years 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1998, and additionally was captain of the Spanish staff.The Catalan will journey from the United States to encourage the Spanish staff from the stands throughout the two days of competitors and will take benefit of your keep to gather this award.A day earlier than, it will be the Yeclana María José Martínez, 37 years previous and retired at the finish of 2019, which is honored by the RFET in recognition of its trajectory, which incorporates 5 particular person titles of the WTA circuit.The president of the RFET, Miguel Díaz, will give them commemorative plaques. The La Manga Membership complicated, an set up situated in the Cartagena deputation of Los Belones the place the Spain-Japan qualifier of the Federation Tennis Cup will be held, it will home two tributes to former skilled gamers Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and María José Martínez.The Prince Felipe resort will be the scene during which the draw for this confrontation takes place at twelve midday between Spanish and Japanese and later, on Friday, the competitors will start, which will additionally embody acts of distinction for Sánchez Vicario and Martínez.
Mario AbranteAtlético de San Luis (Mexico)Tenerife (CAN) Oriol RosellOrlando City (USA)Puigreig (CAT) Dani NietoIndependiente del Valle (Ecuador)Palmanova (BAL) Cantabria, Castilla y León, Canarias, Aragón and La Rioja close the Spanish representation in the elite of American football. Bruno Pascua is the only Cantabrian from the Bolivian First Division, where he wears the Guabirá shirt; Leonese José Galán disputes with Valour the Canadian Premier League, the same tournament in which Logan goalkeeper Nacho Zabal (Atlético Ottawa) has landed this month. In Mexico, Canario Mario Abrante plays with Atlético de San Luis, while Pablo Gállego, the only one from Huesca in the elite of South American football, disputes the Nicaraguan First League with Managua FC.Where were the Spanish footballers playing in America born Jan PirretasPacific (Canada)Cornellá (CAT) Juanfran TorresSao Paulo (Brazil)Crevillente (VAL) Alejandro PozueloToronto Canada)Seville (AND) Nacho ZabalAtlético Ottawa (Canada)Logroño (LR) Bojan krkicMontreal Impact (Canada)Liñola (CAT) Iker HernándezRoyal Pari (Bolivia)Urnieta (PV) Andreu FontàsSporting Kansas City (USA)Banyoles (CAT) What autonomous community contributes more Spanish players to foreign soccer? Over the next few days, and in a series that will have three chapters, we will seek to answer that question. For this we will take as a sample the more than 450 professionals who currently play in the highest category of a foreign country. The first stop will be America, where we have 27 footballers spread across countries as diverse as the United States, Canada, Mexico or Ecuador.Catalonia, leaderThe autonomous community that contributes the most Spanish soccer players to the elite of American football is Catalonia, which has nine representatives. Five of them play in North American Major League Soccer (MLS). They are Bojan Krkic (Montreal Impact), Ilie Sánchez and Andreu Fontás (Sporting Kansas City), Oriol Rosell (Orlando City) and Miguel Berry (Columbus Crew). The rest are Víctor Blasco and Jan Pirretas, who belong to the Pacific, of the Canadian Premier League; Viti Martínez, recently signed by Atlético Ottawa, also from Canada, and Josep Diez, who plays for Atlético Pantoja in the Dominican Republic.The next territory with the most representatives is the Valencian Community, whose standard bearers exercise in the highest categories of Bolivia, Brazil, the United States and Canada. They are Alonso Sánchez (Royal Pari), Juanfran Torres (Sao Paulo), Carles Gil (New England Revolution) and Ramón Soria (Edmonton). The Community of Madrid is hot on its heels with three representatives: Fran Pastor plays for Bolivian Real Potosí, while Ian González (Atlético de San Luis) and Kike Cadete (Querétaro) are active in Liga MX, the gold category of Mexican soccer.Peñarol & nbsp; (Facebook) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Xisco Jiménez celebrates one of his goals with PeñarolPeñarol (Facebook) Josep DiezAtlético Pantoja (Dominican Republic)Matched (CAT) Fran PastorReal Potosí (Bolivia)Torrejón de Ardoz (MAD) Viti MartinezAtlético Ottawa (Canada)Mataró (CAT) Ramon SoriaEdmonton (Canada)Alicante (VAL) Pablo GállegoManagua Nicaragua)Huesca (ARA) Alonso SánchezRoyal Pari (Bolivia)Alicante (VAL) Ilie SánchezSporting Kansas City (USA)Barcelona (CAT) Carles GilNE Revolution (USA)Valencia (VAL) Miguel BerryColumbus Crew (USA)Barcelona (CAT) Soccer playerTeam (Country)Birthplace (Community) Kike CadetQuerétaro (Mexico)Madrid (MAD) Álvaro MedránChicago Fire (USA)Dos Torres (AND) Unai BilbaoAtlético de San Luis (Mexico)Bilbao (PV) Already outside the podium, in fourth position, we found a triple tie between the Basque Country, Andalusia and the Balearic Islands. The Basques Iker Hernández and Unai Bilbao play in Bolivia and Mexico, in Royal Pari and Atlético de San Luis respectively. Alejandro Pozuelo (Toronto) and Álvaro Medrán (Chicago Fire) are the Andalusian representatives in the MLS, while Dani Nieto (Independiente del Valle) and Xisco Jiménez (Peñarol) are named after the Balearic Islands throughout South America. Bruno EasterGuabirá (Bolivia)Santander (CANT) Ian GonzálezAtlético de San Luis (Mexico)Madrid (MAD) Xisco JiménezPeñarol (Uruguay)Santa Ponsa (BAL) José GalánValor (Canada)Leon (CyL) Victor BlascoPacific (Canada)Barcelona (CAT)
US President Barack H. Obama has announced the withdrawal of all US troops in West Africa helping to combat the deadly Ebola virus disease. The disease has so far killed more than 9100 persons as at February 11.At least 3826 of the number of persons, who have reportedly died so far from the disease in eight of the nine countries, which have reported confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), have occurred in Liberia alone.Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are the three worst hit nations of the virus and all three account for most of the deaths. Liberia 3826, Sierra Leone 3341 and Guinea 1995.The nine countries, including the US, United Kingdom and Spain, have so far recorded at least 22, 894 cases on their shores. Others are Mali, Nigeria and Senegal.Speaking on America’s leadership on the Ebola fight both at home and abroad in West Africa on February 11, the US President told the world: Today, I’m announcing that by April 30th, all but 100 (troop) who will remain to help support the ongoing response, all but those 100 will also be able to come home — not because the job is done, but because they were so effective in setting up the infrastructure, that we are now equipped to deal with the job that needs to be done in West Africa, not only with a broader, international coalition, but also with folks who have been trained who are from the countries that were most at risk.However, the US President made it very clear that despite him pulling his soldiers from West Africa, including Liberia, does not mean that the epidemic has been defeated. He also announced his government’s new response approach to the Ebola crisis in the sub-region.“So I want to be very clear here: While our troops are coming home, America’s work is not done. Our mission is not complete. Today, we move into the next phase of the fight, winding down our military response while expanding our civilian response. That starts here at home, where we’re more prepared to protect Americans from infectious disease, but still have more work to do., for as long as Ebola simmers anywhere in the world, we will have some Ebola fighting heroes, who are coming back home with the disease from time to time. And that’s why we’re screening and monitoring all arrivals from affected countries.Obama told the audience that they had gathered at the South Court Auditorium, Washington D.C., so that he would tell all those directly and indirectly involved in the fight and to mark a transition in their fight against this disease , stressing: we’re not to declare mission accomplished, but to mark a transition.“Thanks to the hard work of our nearly 3,000 troops who deployed to West Africa, logistics have been set up, Ebola treatment units have been built, over 1,500 African health workers have been trained, and volunteers around the world gained the confidence to join the fight,” he told the American audience to rounds of applauds.The US is heading the global respond against the epidemic.The President also announced to the US people and the rest of the world that “Liberia has seen the best progress. Sierra Leone is moving in the right direction, Guinea has the longest way left to go.” He stated that they would now focus on getting to “zero. Every case is an ember that, if not contained, can light a new fire. So we’re shifting our focus from fighting the epidemic to now extinguishing it.”In mid-September 2014, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wrote Mr. Obama for help in managing Liberia’s rapidly expanding Ebola crisis. President Sirleaf had warned that without American assistance the disease could send Liberia into the civil chaos that enveloped the country for nearly 15 years.In a letter she sent to her American counterpart on Tuesday, September 9, Madam Sirleaf wrote: “I am being honest with you when I say that at this rate, we will never break the transmission chain and the virus will overwhelm us, and she requested 1,500 additional beds in new hospitals across the country and urged that the United States military set up and run a 100-bed Ebola hospital in Monrovia.The US President responded to Madam Sirleaf’s plead and deployed nearly 3,000 of his soldiers to West Africa. He said it’s now logical to withdraw them but their (Americans’) mission is not yet complete as new cases of the virus still emerge.According to the WHO, the total weekly case incidence increased for the second consecutive week, with 144 new confirmed cases reported in the week to February 8, Guinea reported a sharp increase in incidence, with 65 new confirmed cases compared with 39 the week before. Transmission remains widespread in Sierra Leone, which reported 76 new confirmed cases, while the resurgence in cases in the western district of Port Loko continued for a second week. Liberia continues to report a low number of new confirmed casesShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In its drive to “name and shame” delinquent borrowers, the Liberia Bankers Association (LBA) has identified several key politicians – including presidential hopefuls – who the LBA says have failed to resettle their indebtedness to various banks in the country. Big names, ‘small money’The listing contains several political heavyweights, owing amounts that appear relatively small when measured against their social status, which led to LBA to conclude earlier that debtors were intentionally refusing to settle their obligations to the banks. For example, international football star and political leader of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Senator George Manneh Weah, who owes Ecobank Liberia an amount of US$3,887. Another political figure, telecommunications mogul and standard bearer of the All LiberianParty (ALP), Benoni Urey, owes Ecobank an amount of US$1,897 and is yet to resettle his indebtedness to the bank, according to the LBA.Mr. Urey secured the money for his company, Sarafina Ventures Communication Incorporated.Montserrado County District #6 Representative, Edwin Melvin Snowe and his ex-wife, Mydea White Snowe’s E.M.M. Enterprise, that is yet to repay US$1,897 and Rep. Zoe Emmanuel Pennue of Grand Gedeh County, who has a US$3,887 debt to settle with Ecobank.Mr. G. Alphonso Gaye of Grand Gedeh owes US$3,887, Rep. Moses Y. Kollie of Lofa County, owes US$1,897 and Deputy Education Minister for Administration, Aagon F. Tingban, owes US$4,225, and has not been able to repay Ecobank according to LBA.Though Minister Tingban told the Daily Observer in a telephone interview that he does not owe any bank money, the LBA says it has records to support its claim that he (Tingban) borrowed the amount and has not made any attempt to repay according to agreement.The LBA said the borrowers never made any attempt or negotiate with the banks any reasonable arrangement for repayment and the exercise to publish their names in the newspapers is meant to expose and shame them for their failure or refusal to live up the arrangements agreed upon with the banks before the money was released to them.Other delinquent borrowers include the Unity Party (UP) Lofa County Branch, Raymond Ziama, William Kamba, Esther Kawala and Hena Dennis; Liberty Party (LP), Milton Quaye, Kiadee Kamara; and Liberia People’s Party (LPP), Dusty Wollokollie and Amos Bartu. Lebanese businessman Tony Hage owes US$1,897; the Liberia National Lotteries Incorporated owes US$1,897; and former President Moses Z. Blah did not repay the amount of US$1,897 he had borrowed before his death. Citizens Action to Re-elect Ellen, US$1,897; former speaker, J. Alex Tyler’s Continental Fishing Agency, also owes US$1,897. George Saah (from Vice President Boakai’s Office) owes US$4,225, while LPRC Managing Director Sumo G. Kupee, owes US$1,897 to Ecobank.Well over US$12MThe total number of the borrowers, according to the listings, is 4,651. The LBA’s list of amounts owed to the banks, a series of relatively small amounts per debtor in most cases, amounts to well over US$12.6 million and near L$10 million. These amounts are borne in various portions by Ecobank, LBDI, Afriland First Bank, Access Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, International Bank and Global Bank.The money involved begins from US$1 to US$9,999 decided to resume the publication of non-compliant delinquent borrowers starting April 2013, and immediately resumed the exercise on Monday, October 10. They promised to continue the publications through October 28, starting with outstanding loan balances of US$1 to US$9,999 and from LD110.06 to LD49, 000.Further action pendingThe LBA also says the banks may take further action to deny chronic delinquent customers privileges to do business with local banks and by implication it could affect them abroad.A diplomatic source told the Daily Observer that those who would not rush to clear their debts may suffer further consequences in Europe and the United States, since information about them could be sent to banking institutions there to watch out for them.Since the publication of the list this week, not many of those involved have made attempts to settle the banks and, with the LBA’s determination to continue publication of the lists throughout this month, it indicates the borrowers deliberate decision not to repay money received from the banks.“The debtors have all reneged on servicing their financial obligations to commercial banks and will not enjoy the benefits of Liberia’s banking system,” said the LBA in a statement, earlier this week. The LBA says it has the backing of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) to carry out the exercise against those determined to ignore their financial obligations to the banks.Many readers told the Daily Observer that they were surprised to read that high profile politicians and others are unable to repay money borrowed from commercial banks. “If people like those cannot repay their loans, how much more will the little man be encouraged to repay his debts?”Others said since those delinquent are not faithful to repay money borrowed, “how can such people, I mean those in government and other politicians expect us to elect them to take state power?” They further said it is a shame that those in political leadership are unable to respect an arrangement with the banks.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Robin Baillie edged out Colter Young in the sprint to win the Thursday night Cyclo-cross race. The pair did 7 laps of the revised course in a time of 43:19 minutes. Pat Ferris was third, also 7 laps at 50:37. Gary Hilderman was 4th with some bike difficulties, Gord Harris 5th, Bob Andrews 6th, Roger St. Jean 7th, Barb Polehoykie 8th, Sandra McDonald 9th, Sam Keats 10th and Kevin Cooper 11th. Stephen Ferris crashed hard and could not continue. Coming up:- Advertisement – Cyclo-cross continues Sunday at the high school circuit at 2 pm. A Blizzard contingent will be off to Edmonton for a couple of provincially sanctioned cyclo-cross events. www.ferrisfastcycles.com
2009 turned out to be a slightly better than average precipitation year in Fort St. John.We recorded 474.4 millimeters, 8.8, above the 12-month average. We also had better than average snowfall with the 30.7 centimeters last month, just below the December norm, pushing the yearly total to 229.3.That’s nearly 44 more than the annual average and we recorded snow in all but three months, June, July and August. The greatest amount, was the 49.9cm.- Advertisement -We had 75.1 millimeters in September, including 6.6 centimters of snow. The 2009 numbers were much better than the previous below average year. We recorded nearly 53 more centimeters of snow and one hundred more millimeters of precipitation, than in 2008.
LOS ANGELES – Coming off its most embarrassing loss of the season and going against the one Pacific-10 Conference team it had been dominated by, USC had plenty of support Thursday. Football coach Pete Carroll pumped up the team with a pep talk before the game and Denzel Washington celebrated with them in the locker room after a 69-65 victory over Stanford in front of 9,560 fans at Galen Center. “Pete Carroll came in, got us pumped up and we fed off that energy,” said Nick Young, who led USC with 22 points. “We went out there and tried to play like the football team.” With the victory, USC (20-8, 10-5) moved out of a third-place tie with the Cardinal and avenged its worst Pac-10 loss of the season. The Trojans hadn’t lost consecutive games this season and were following a defeat to Arizona State – previously winless in 14 conference games – making it intriguing to see how USC would fare against a Stanford team that beat it by 15 points in Palo Alto. “That game just made us wake up,” Lodrick Stewart said of the Sun Devils loss. “If we don’t come and play every night, that can happen.” USC made it to 20 victories for the 16th time in the program’s 100-year history and first since the 2001-02 season – the last time the Trojans made the NCAA Tournament. At Stanford last month, the Cardinal raced out to a 12-2 lead and beat USC by 15 points. This time, Young got the Trojans off to a hot start by scoring nine of the team’s first 11 points – including an incredible reverse layup. RouSean Cromwell made his second start of the season at forward to help match up with Stanford’s 7-foot twin towers of Brook and Robin Lopez. Brook dominated USC inside in Palo Alto with 12 blocked shots. Cromwell set the tone early that the Trojans wouldn’t be pushed around again, making two blocks of his own. Pruitt started the team off well in the second half, dishing to Cromwell for a dunk then hitting a 3-pointer to put USC ahead 41-30 two minutes in. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Frank Kalanda scored one of Express FC’s two goals on Tuesday. (PHOTO/Express FC)Uganda Premier League Tuesday, 05-11-2019-Express FC 2-2 Maroons FC -Onduparaka FC 0-0 BUL FC-Police FC 0-1 URA FC-Kyetume FC 2-1 Busoga United FCThe Uganda Premier League returned on Tuesday afternoon with five games played at different venues.At Njeru, there were two games played on the day.In the early kick-off, Express FC surrendered a two goal lead to draw 2-2 against Maroons FC.Frank Kalanda opened the scoring on 16 minutes, slotting in from the spot after a hand ball call.Eight minutes later, Frank Ssenyondo poked home Express FC’s second goal off a Disan Ggaliwango cross.Express had a chance to improve their advantage but Kalanda’s first-time effort rattled the cross bar.They were eventually made to pay as Fred Amaku pulled one back for the Prison side at the stroke of half time.Nine minutes into the second half, Steven Mukwala drew Maroons level and that is how the game ended.The result leaves Express on 14 points while Maroons march onto 17 points from 12 games.At the Green Light Stadium in Arua, BUL FC and Onduparaka FC shared spoils in a 0-0 encounter.Either side got chances to take the lead and probably win the contest but could not capitalize.James Otim who poked wide with the goal at his mercy before missing another sitter.For Onduparaka, Rashid Okocha and Ibrahim Faizul pulled two stunning saves from BUL custodian Eric Kibowa.The draw means both teams retain their positions on the log with Onduparaka 3rd with 20 points, four behind BUL who remain in second spot.The other game played at Njeru saw URA FC overcome Police FC 1-0.Brian Majwega scored the only goal of the game, tapping in from a Joachim Ojera low cross inside the first quarter of an hour.The three points earned see URA FC climb into 8th spot with 14 points while Police remain second from bottom with just five points gathered so far.In Bombo, Kyetume FC returned to winning ways thanks to a 2-1 victory over Busoga United FC.Noel Nasasira opened the scoring on 10 minutes with his first goal of the season.With 8 minutes of normal time to play, Busoga equalized through Daniel Ssewava and looked to be on course for a point.However, Jonathan Mugabi struck in the second minute of additional time to ensure Kyetume registers another victory in their debut top-flight season.Kyetume now climbs into 7th on the log with 16 points while Busoga United are still 6th with 16 points also but have a better goal difference on the Slaughter.The other game played on the day saw Vipers SC edge Wakiso Giants FC 1-0 courtesy of a Fahad Bayo strike in the 30th minute.Comments Tags: Bul FCBusoga United FCExpress FCKyetume FCMaroons FConduparaka fcpolice fcUganda Premier LeagueURA FC
OAKLAND – Below are some takeaways from the Warriors’ morning shootaround before their season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.Draymond Green thinks he’ll improve his conditioning soon.Warriors coach Steve Kerr has no idea how many minutes he will play Green after missing three out of five exhibition games because of a sore left knee. Kerr only knows that Green will play in shorter bursts and will log lower than last year’s season average (32.7 minutes …