Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Wins Eighth Men’s Tennis Tournament Title

first_imgIn front of an electric home crowd at the Thomas J. Henry Center, Carlos Pedrosa Cuevas secured a three-set victory that served as the match’s clinching point. After dropping the opening frame 6-1, Cuevas stormed back to force a third set while the Wildcats won at No. 1 and 3 singles to make the fourth-line match the deciding point. The rest was history as Cuevas topped Dimitris Azoides 6-3 in the final set. BOX SCORECORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – For the first time since 2015 and the eighth time in league history, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is crowned the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament champions with a 4-3 victory over top-seeded Abilene Christian on Saturday. Okkie Kellerman and Kyohei Yamanaka were victorious at No. 5 and 6 singles to give the Islanders a 3-1 lead before brothers Josh and Jon Sheehy defeated their A&M-Corpus Christi counterparts to draw the score even at three-all.center_img Abilene Christian and A&M-Corpus Christi exchanged doubles wins at the first and third lines, setting up a decisive contest at No. 2 doubles for the point. The Islanders’ William Mottet and Thomas Rodrigues edged Cole Lawson and Jackson Fine 7-3 in the tiebreaker to give A&M-Corpus Christi its first point.last_img read more

Atleti announces an ERTE

first_imgA situation as serious as this forces us to make decisions as complicated as necessary for the good of the entity. I want to thank everyone who works at the club for their special effort on these difficult days. Unfortunately, and with the sole objective of guaranteeing the survival of the club, we are forced to request a Temporary Employment Regulation File. for those professionals who, due to the declared state of alarm in our country, cannot carry out their work when their activity has completely ceased, as well as for those whose working hours have been significantly reduced. Both cases affect both employees and players and technicians of our teams. We are working to minimize the impact of the measure and limit it to what is strictly essential, so that when the competition returns, everything will work as it has been until now. They are, as I said, difficult decisions, but that the responsibility of safeguarding the future of Atlético de Madrid forces us to make.Our sponsors and collaborating companies are suffering like us and the rest of society from the terrible impact of this health and economic crisis. I want to thank you for your commitment in these hard times and your help. Together we will emerge reinforced from this situation and we will be able to recover stability thanks to the passion and values ​​that we share.In this situation of uncertainty that our sector is going through, we must join forces and work together to try to regain normalcy in the world of football as soon as possible. It is a time of generosity, humility, solidarity, effort, reaching out and reaching agreements to find a valid solution for all groups: institutions, clubs, players, coaches, fans …The media currently plays a vital role as the current link with the millions of citizens who are confined to their homes, fulfilling their responsibility to reduce infections as much as possible. They, who from here I sincerely thank for their work, are going to be a fundamental piece as channels of diffusion of all the proposals and measures that are taken to regain competitive normality and they are already doing it as loudspeakers of the solidarity actions that numerous clubs and athletes we have launched to help in this crisis.Atlético de Madrid proudly represents the name of Madrid and Spain throughout Europe, that is why we have an inescapable commitment to our fellow citizens and We have decided to channel all the help from the club to the fight against this pandemic through the #LoDamosTodo campaign, whose entire collection will go to the Red Cross , so that it can meet the needs of the health workers who are fighting against Covid-19 in the Community of Madrid, which unfortunately is the region most shaken by the coronavirus in Spain and the one that most urgently needs help. In addition to contributing directly to the donation, the club has launched all its resources and all the groups that are part of this great family (players, coaches, managers, legends, supporters, members …) to bring this message to as many people as possible who can contribute in any way, even minimally, to the acquisition of necessary material for the sanitary services.I hope I can get back to you soon with better news. Until then continue to face this situation as all athletes do, with courage and heart. I have no doubt that our values ​​are helping us to cope with this crisis in the best way and I hope and trust that we will soon be together again cheering on our beloved Atleti. “ Gil Marín announced this noon, with a letter to the members that Atlético is headed to an ERTE to guarantee “the survival of the club. It would affect those professionals who, “due to the declared state of alarm in our country, are unable to carry out their work as their activity has completely ceased, as well as for those whose working hours have been significantly reduced”. I mean, they affect “both employees and players and technicians of our teamsSince the crisis began, Atlético has continued to have initiatives to help, in addition to suspending training first and then confining its footballers as soon as the state of alarm began. It is the third Spanish club to join an ERTE after those announced by Barcelona and Espanyol.Here is the full letter that Gil Marín has sent to the partners: “My first wish is that you and your family are in good health and have not been affected by this terrible pandemic. If unfortunately, as has happened to thousands of Spaniards, the coronavirus has affected one of your loved ones, I want to express all the encouragement and convey all the support of our club in these hard times.First of all and on behalf of all of us who are part of Atlético de Madrid, I would like to dedicate my most sincere gratitude thousands of health workers, police, civil guards, military, transporters, food chain professionals, cleaning workers and others groups that are working tirelessly to stop this pandemic and to enable the rest of society to best fulfill our obligation to stay home as an essential measure to stop the spread of the virus.Never in the recent history of our country have we faced a crisis of this magnitude or with such dramatic health, economic and social consequences. The situation we are experiencing presents us with a future riddled with uncertainties because nobody can assure when this situation will end or what that way will be for our society. In all the years that I have led the club’s management, I have never faced such a delicate moment or an uncertain future, but I assure you that all of us who work for Atlético de Madrid are facing it with firmness and the utmost responsibility in order to guarantee the viability of the club.In a few days we have gone from the joy of Liverpool to confinement in our homes. In these circumstances I want to tell our more than 130 thousand members that, Although we will be a time without being able to receive you at the Wanda Metropolitano, the home of all the athletes, communication with you and with all our fans does not stop. Although the member service office and the club offices in the stadium are closed, our team of professionals continues to work to resolve any queries that may arise via telephone or email. We do not know when the competition will resume and under what conditions, so we cannot yet specify any measure in this regard, but I do want to send a message of calm to all of you and tell you that we are already working in all possible scenarios, with the In order to be prepared for the moment in which the competition resumes and to be able to provide the appropriate service in each case. As soon as we have any more certainty, we will contact all of you.last_img read more

‘No Apology for Empowering Liberians’

first_imgCentral Bank of Liberia’s (CBL) Executive Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones has made it plain to his critics that he holds no apologies for helping Liberians through the CBL loan scheme which, he said, is meant to buttress the fight of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf‘s Administration against poverty in the country.“What we are trying to do is to provide resources that will enable our people to work and help themselves. We at the CBL see nothing wrong with that if our people’s lives must be improved. If we must take a chance on anyone or anybody we must take a chance on ourselves. We must take chances on our very selves if somebody else is going to take a chance on us. I will not apologize for helping our people”—and by extension, our nation, he tacitly made the psychological connection. The CBL Executive Governor made these comments in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County where he dedicated the newly constructed Unity Savings Credit Union building. He had performed a similar ceremony in Fish Town, River Gee County and in Barclayville, Grand Kru County. Although Governor did not say to whom he was referring, analysts say that the 53rd Legislature—whose members had tried to make something negative out the widely applauded way he runs the Central Bank—could not be overlooked as targets for his praises. The lawmakers had turned Dr. Jones into a folk-hero by suggesting that his financial method was shrouded in political aggrandizement. They even went as far as orchestrating (arranging, scheming) a recent amendment to the CBL Act, mandating that CBL governors with an interest in elective positions resigned from the Bank three consecutive years before plunging into politics. But Governor said that “if we are going to build an economy based on more equitable distribution of income, then Liberians need to be empowered.” He said building a middle class (middle income economy) is crucial for the foundation of securing Liberia’s democracy, adding that “we must empower Liberians financially.” “Helping Liberians should be discussed? It is not an option, but a responsibility. It is imperative and we do it in order to move forward. This is why the CBL is trying to do by offering a helping hand to our people. We are not giving handouts. We are not on the street distributing money to people. We work with Village Saving Loan Associations and Credit Unions in order to achieve this goal,” the CBL boss clarified. The CBL Executive Governor believes that “if we have to develop Liberia, we must work by creating an environment that would encourage people to work. This financial institution building that we are dedicating here today should be seen as a symbol to move forward,” Jones declared. The Governor insisted that Liberians should “look to the future and think bigger because it is the only way we can improve—by thinking big. You cannot get far by thinking small. Those who reach the sky were willing to think big and work hard. Progress comes through hard work and if we have to build our nation we have to build it ourselves. People can only help us, but at the end Liberians must build Liberia.” “We must understand the challenges we face. If people in villages and towns do not have something to give commercial banks in Monrovia as guarantee, what should we do? Should we fold our arms and continue to complain? It will not be enough. If we must fight poverty we should go where there is poverty. It is no secret that poverty is with the low-income earners, especially those in the towns and villages.”                              Repayment of CBL LoanMills Jones reported that borrowers are repaying the CBL loan. “People are repaying their loans. We are encouraging them. We are making progress because things don’t change overnight. We cannot keep doing the same old things and expect different results,” he stressed.Governor Jones informed the public that development is not a budget, meaning that development is about hard work and producing in order to get higher income. “By producing,” he said “you help the government significantly to get more income, through which government can in turn improve the living condition of its people.”He maintained that the CBL remains a friend of the private sector, where jobs will come from in helping the government meet its goal to fight and reduce poverty in the county.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NIS inspector robbed in minibus

first_imgRudolph Primo of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, an Inspector of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), was reportedly robbed by passengers while commuting to Georgetown in a Route 42 minibus at about 00:22h on Friday.The 47-year-old Primo had reportedly boarded the minibus at the Diamond Public Road to commute to Georgetown, but while in the vicinity of Eccles, East Bank Demerara, two passengers requested to be let off at Agricola. Primo, who was sitting in a seat in front of them, had to exit the bus in order for them to get off. The two men then held him up, one choking him and another pointing a gun in his face with a demand that he hand over his valuables.The perpetrators then proceeded to relieve the victim of his Blu mobile phone valued $20,000 and $50,000 in cash before making good their escape on foot east into Agricola.The matter has been reported, and the Police are said to be investigating the incident.last_img read more

Vote is next stop for ‘subway to the sea’

first_imgWASHINGTON – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s vision of a “subway to the sea” is expected to roll one step closer to reality today with the passage of legislation allowing the extension of the Metro Red Line from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. The bill by Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Los Angeles, repeals a law he wrote 20 years ago that prohibits the use of federal funds for tunneling under Wilshire Boulevard. Widely expected to pass, the legislation’s approval would be a triumph for Villaraigosa, who has called the estimated $5 billion subway critical to unclogging Los Angeles freeways. The Mayor’s Office on Tuesday hailed Waxman’s efforts. Construction is projected to last 15 years and cost about $300 million per mile. Villaraigosa hopes to extend the line 13 miles in three phases. Analysts project that when adjusted for inflation, the final cost will be about $4.8 billion. Joel Bellman, spokesman for county Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, said the use of federal funds “makes it possible to even begin to entertain the potential for continuing that project.” The subway measure is just one of several Southland legislative efforts that are expected to see major action on Capitol Hill this week. On Tuesday, the House voted unanimously to create a commission to study creation of a National Museum of the American Latino Community. The museum was the brainchild of Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Los Angeles. The bill, which still requires Senate approval, would establish a panel to study whether and how to create a museum dedicated to Latino culture and history in America. Meanwhile, Reps. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, and Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, made a major push Tuesday toward eliminating two obscure Social Security provisions that cripple retirement benefits for California teachers and other public employees. Margaret Cagle, a math teacher at Lawrence Middle School in Chatsworth, called the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provisions a hindrance to recruiting teachers from the private sector in California. A former architect who worked in the private sector for 15 years before becoming a teacher, Cagle was in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday and said she is one of thousands who will never see the money she paid into Social Security when she retires because of the laws reducing benefits. “In California, we’re losing one-third of our teachers to retirement,” she said. “We need to be recruiting teachers from private industry, but there are not a lot of people who are going to be able to afford to make that transition.” Staff Writer Rick Orlov contributed to this report. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Wilshire Boulevard is the densest corridor and the most heavily traveled bus route in Los Angeles, making it the most logical choice for mass-transit investments,” said Janelle Erickson, a spokeswoman for the mayor. If the House votes to repeal the subway ban, it then would move to the Senate, where California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein both have vowed to push it as well. “Severe gridlock is a reality faced by millions of residents in Los Angeles every day,” Feinstein said Tuesday. “This is why public transportation is so important.” Waxman’s initial prohibition on using federal funds for a subway was prompted by safety concerns sparked by a 1985 methane explosion during the expansion of the Red Line in Fairfax. A 2005 report by a panel of experts, however, found that technological advancements now make tunneling safe, and Waxman agreed to reverse his position. last_img read more

AFC Leopards back, prey on Ulinzi Stars

first_img0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars defender Rodgers Omondi tries to block AFC Leopards’ Vincent Oburu. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 – AFC Leopards have put their CAF Confederations Cup exit behind their backs and are focusing on hunting down Ulinzi Stars in a Kenyan Premier League match slated for Sunday at the Thika Municipal Stadium.Ingwe returned back home on Friday morning from Madagascar where they drew 0-0 with hosts FOSA Juniors who progressed to the first round of the continental competition thanks to the away goal they notched in the1-1 first leg played in Kenya. However, Team Manager Gilbert Selebwa said the result will not affect the team’s performance when they face a resilient military side Ulinzi Stars. Ingwe will be looking to pick their first win of the season after drawing 1-1 their opener away to Posta Rangers.“The boys gave their best despite the extreme weather conditions in Madagascar. We played under very hot weather which drained us a bit but we also wasted chances which we need to work on,” Selebwa noted.AFC Leopards Head Coach Robert Matano has won the Kenyan Premier League title with Sofapaka and Tusker before. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe KPL match will see AFC Leopards head coach, Robert ‘The Lion’ Matano face his former employer, having managed the team from 2014-17. He knows the team better though under new management now and he has vowed to disarm the Soldiers.After playing three games, two more than Ingwe, Ulinzi are placed seventh in the standings, having won one, drew one and lost one. Head coach Dunstan Nyaundo is confident of upsetting Matano.AFC Leopards will still miss the services of Ghanaian striker Prince Arkoh who is fruled out with injury while Ulinzi Stars have a full house available for selection.Ulinzi Stars has an edge over AFC Leopards when it comes to head-to-head record that sees the Soldiers hold two wins against Ingwe’s one with three draws in the last six matches they met across all competition.-Gor back to reclaim lead-Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr congratulates his players after their KPL SUper Cup win over AFC Leopards in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDefending champions Gor Mahia, fresh from booking a CAF Champions League first round ticket, will be looking to reclaim their log lead and extend their unbeaten run when they travel away to Kariobangi Sharks in a tricky fixture set to be hosted in Machakos on Sunday.Despite having a match at hand, Gor are second on the table with seven points, one behind leaders Mathare United who will also be in action on Sunday, hosting Sofapaka.K’Ogalo, who won their opening two KPL matches against Nakumatt FC (4-0) and Zoo FC (2-4), are expected to welcome back striker Jacques Tuyisenge who missed the return leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round due to injury.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi closes down on Kariobangi Sharks defender Pascal Ogweno in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on March 12, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKariobangi Sharks, who occupy sixth spot with five points, having won one and drew two matches, are boosted by the return of first choice goalkeeper, John Oyemba and midfielder Christopher Kimathi who have recovered from injuries..Gor has a superior head-to-head record against Kariobangi Sharks who made their KPL debut last season where K’ogalo beat them 3-1 in the first and second leg.KPL FIXTURES FEB 24 14:00 Nakumatt – SoNy Sugar15:00 Bandari – Wazito FC15:00 Kakamega Homeboyz – Vihiga United15:00 Posta Rangers – Chemelil Sugar16:15 Tusker FC – Nzoia Sugar FCFebruary 2514:00 Mathare United – Sofapaka15:00 AFC Leopards -Ulinzi Stars15:00 Zoo FC – Thika United16:15 Kariobangi Sharks – Gor Mahia0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Pulis insists Berahino WILL play again for West Brom

first_img Tony Pulis and Saido Berahino Tony Pulis insists Saido Berahino WILL play again for West Bromwich Albion.The England striker threatened in a tweet aimed at chairman Jeremy Peace – since deleted – never to turn out for the Baggies again after his deadline day move to Tottenham fell through, but Albion boss Pulis is convinced he can make peace with the forward.And he is planning to begin rebuilding bridges by taking the player and his mum out for dinner on Monday night.Pulis told the Daily Mail: “I want him to come back and to draw a line under it. It will be difficult to integrate him into the group and to get him to concentrate but that’s my job.“I don’t think he will talk to Jeremy [Peace]. The problem is that he thinks he is being used. If you look at the club, Jeremy has sold players when it has suited him. Look at Shane Long, he sold him at a time when the club was left without a recognised forward. I think Saido thinks he is just looking at finances all the time.“I have spoken to Saido on the phone a couple of times and by text. He has had a couple of days away and hopefully that will clear his mind.“On Monday I will have a good chat with him and then take him and his mum out for dinner in the evening to have a good chat.“I think his tweet was aimed at the chairman more than the players, management, staff, supporters of the club. His gripe is with Jeremy – as far as I’m concerned, he will play for West Brom again.” 1last_img read more

Newcastle make cut-price £1m move for La Liga youngster

first_img1 Newcastle have made an offer for Espanyol striker Mamadou Sylla Diallo, according to reports in Spain.The 21-year-old is tipped for a bright future and has broken into the Spanish club’s first-team this season.The forward spent last term on loan at Racing Santander and they were keen to sign him up in the summer.However, according to Sport, Newcastle have now made an offer of around £1m for Sylla.Espanyol are currently considering the bid and they have also received a loan approach from Belgian side Beveren. Steve McClaren last_img read more

Interstate 5 running again thanks to fast work by authorities

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT doesn’t take much to push Los Angeles traffic into the crisis zone: A transit strike, a presidential motorcade, an earthquake, a spectacular freeway crash. Certainly the closing of the Golden State Freeway after the deadly weekend truck pileup and inferno in the Newhall Pass had the potential to be one of the worst local traffic disasters in recent history. Interstate 5 is one of the state’s main arteries, and as many as 269,000 vehicles a day flow through the section that was closed. But after a hard weekend, the Monday morning commute just wasn’t the calamity that was expected. This was in no small part due to Caltrans’ fast work on reopening as much of the freeway as possible by Monday morning – two days earlier than initially expected. But commuters themselves have to be commended for staying off the roads Monday and making other commuting plans for this week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.These kinds of traffic disasters underscore the fragility of the region’s transportation system. Just a little bit of stress can topple smooth-flowing roads from Lancaster to Orange County. And even with the various transportation projects under way, we’re losing ground. The crisis was averted this time. But this is a good reminder that without a serious improvement to our freeway system and upgraded mass transit, we will always just be one catastrophe away from crisis.last_img read more