FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference’s parity in the 2019-20 season is on display as seven institutions are represented among the 10 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference selections, the league announced Wednesday. * Automatic Selection, 2018-19 All-Conference Team Member Second Team School Pos. Class Hometown Central Arkansas and McNeese each earned two spots on the preseason all-conference second team. The Bears placed center Hayden Koval and point guard Deandre Jones on the squad, and the Cowboys were represented by seniors Roydell Brown and Sha’Markus Kennedy. Lamar guard/forward T.J. Atwood rounded out the second team. Hayden Koval Central Arkansas C Jr. Prosper, Texas Robinson averaged 12.7 points per game during his junior campaign and was one of the top shooters from beyond the arc, ranking sixth in the conference with a .367 mark in league contests. After the Privateers’ leading scorer Ezekiel Charles went down with an injury, Robinson’s per-game scoring jumped to 13.5 over the final 10 games of the regular season. Kai Mitchell* Sam Houston State F/C Sr. Haverstraw, N.Y. First Team School Pos. Class Hometown Ian DuBose* Houston Baptist G Jr. Durham, N.C. Sha’Markus Kennedy McNeese F Sr. Tuscaloosa, Ala. T.J. Atwood Lamar G/F Sr. Beaumont, Texas Bryson Robinson New Orleans G Sr. Mesquite, Texas The preseason teams were chosen by a poll of the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voters were not allowed to select their institution’s players.2019-20 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Teams Deandre Jones Central Arkansas PG Jr. Boise, Idaho Payten Ricks Abilene Christian G Sr. Wichita, Kan. Roydell Brown McNeese G Sr. Lafayette, La. Stephen F. Austin’s Kevon Harris, Houston Baptist’s Ian DuBose and Sam Houston State’s Kai Mitchell are the only three returning all-conference players from 2018-19, earning automatic preseason first-team recognition. Harris, a senior guard/forward, was named to the All-Southland Second Team last season after leading the conference in scoring in league games (20.2 PPG). Joining Harris on last season’s second team was then-sophomore guard Ian DuBose, who averaged 16.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in Southland action. The league’s Newcomer of the Year in 2019, Mitchell ranked fourth in field-goal percentage (.566) and sixth in rebounds per game (7.1) to go with 13.4 points per game against Southland opponents. Kevon Harris* Stephen F. Austin G/F Sr. Ellenwood, Ga. Abilene Christian’s Payten Ricks and New Orleans’ Bryson Robinson were voted on to the first team. An All-Southland Conference Tournament honoree, Ricks averaged 15 points per game on .500 shooting across two games in Katy, helping the Wildcats to their first Southland Conference Tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance.
By Utamu BellFirefighters were on Sunday afternoon summoned to contain a fire, which quickly spread through the grassy area which houses a television station dish and the former National Communications Network (NCN) transmission department at Richmond Hill, Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice). Guyana Times understands that the fire, which was allegedly set to neighbouring bushes by a security guard attached to a nearby doctor’s quarters, spread uncontrollably and caught the wooden building and dish; however, the swift action of firefighters from the Linden Fire Station prevented these from being completely destroyed. An eyewitness explained that the fire may have spread owing to the dryness of the ‘under grass’.The building and equipment were used years ago under the former Linden Television (LTV) Station, which had been then taken over by NCN. However, under the NCN, the transmission office and other departments were moved to another location at Casaurina Drive, Mackenzie.The dish was a gift to the Linden community by Greene Construction and was expected to be returned to the community under the recently-formed Region 10 Broadcasting Inc (RBI).This publication understands that several pieces of high-tech equipment were being housed inside the former transmission office at Richmond Hill to facilitate the return of the television station.
Manchester United have approached Paris Saint-Germain defender Serge Aurier over a potential move to Old Trafford this summer, according to France Football.The 24-year-old is being tipped to become United’s third summer signing, after Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku completed moves earlier in the window.The report claims that Jose Mourinho’s side have been in contact with Aurier’s representatives in an attempt to lure him to the Premier League this summer.City rivals Manchester City are also admirers of the Ivory Coast international, while interest stems from around Europe in the shape of AC Milan, Juventus and Barcelona.The Ligue 1 giants are willing to let the full-back leave for around £22million but his extortionate wage demands could yet prove a stumbling block.Aurier endured a very frustrating campaign with the French side last season, only featuring in 22 Ligue 1 matches, but he still managed to contribute with five assists in all competitions.The full-back currently has two years remaining on his contract with PSG. 1 Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier
It is not often I devote the headlines to the men! Best of luck is extended to the Ulster Cup team and Team Captain Charlie Coughlan, who play the final in Letterkenny Golf Club this Sunday 16th September at 1pm. One of the biggest competitions to come to Letterkenny Golf Club in recent years, everyone is urged to please come and support the team as they try to regain the title they last won in 2010.The golfing season and nights are fast drawing in and some of our fair weather ladies are already polishing and storing their clubs for yet another year. Granted, there was not a lot of fair weather around this summer, but we made the most of it! Our next event on the diary, is of course Lady Captain Angela Kilgallens outing to Redcastle for golf, dinner, B & B on the 22nd Sept. Who knows, perhaps some of the Donegal team might join us for some pre match tips from the ladies.The lady beginners took to the course for a scramble with experienced golfers to finish off their coaching season. The winning team was Marian O’Sullivan and Mary Fowley along with Anne McAleer and Marjorie Morrison, 2nd was Anne Cannon, Anne Condon, Marie Gallen and Barbara McFeely and 3rd was Karen Crawford, Bridget McClafferty, Eileen Devine and Helen Bonnar. Well done to Anne Condon who worked so closely with new lady beginners this year, making their golfing experience an enjoyable introduction to the sport. The winner of the September Pendant was Celine Bradley 75nett. Runner-up Marian OSullivan 75 nett B.O.T. 3rd Marian Keating 75nett B.O.T. It was also the final competition to count Golfer of the Year points, which at the start of the day was just 2 points between Celine Bradley and Marian O’Sullivan in favour of Marian. Thoughts of a juicy punnet at the 10th inspired the young Sligo lass, although she feared ‘she had blown it’ at the 16 the, but kept plugging away until the last ball was in the last hole to emerge the victor this year again, by one point.The 13 hole competition on Thursday was played in close to gale force weather, or so it felt. Cathy Marren apparently never noticed it and won with 28 points. Runner up Rena O’Herlihy 27pts and 3rd Monica McDonagh 26pts.On Sat 15th Lady Captain Angela leads the team to play the Mary McDaid Memorial Cup in Portsalon Golf Club. Best wishes to everyone on what is always a most enjoyable day out. Lady Captain Angela, Mr Captain Niall and Mr President Padraic mentioned from time to thousand times, they qualified to play in the K Club last weekend! Representing the club very well, they narrowly missed out on a placing. No doubt, they may have mentioned once or twice the club is celebrating its centenary year in 2013!Next Tuesday there will be a club competition. Dare I say it, the Christmas Turkey competitions will soon be starting and the return of the very popular running hamper competition which will be 18 holes on weekends only. The competition secretary will be working furiously as always, to ensure all information is displayed on the notice board in advance.Photo: Winners in the End Of Season competition for Lady Beginners at Letterkenny Golf Club. Back Row: Left to Right: Mary Fowley, Barbara McFeely, Anne Condon, Marian O’SullivanFront Row: Left to Right: Helen Bonnar, Marie Gallen and Anne McAleer. GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY GOLF CLUB LADIES NOTES was last modified: September 9th, 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:Letterkenny Golf Club Ladies notes
The Cullion Road in Letterkenny.Donegal County Council has ben asked to assess the exit to Cullion Road in Letterkenny from the main Ballybofey Road, with a view to making it safer. Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh told the April meeting of the municipal council, that the junction is extremely dangerous for drivers coming from the Ballybofey direction that wish to turn left onto the Cullion roadHe said there is no hard shoulder and no turning lane, and that locals who use the road everyday are constantly worried that they are going to be rammed by a car coming from behind them as they slow to make the turn. The road is also extremely busy especially now as we approach the summer season and visits to Lurgybrack farm increase.The council reply stated that it did not consider this to be a hazardous junction.However, Cllr. Kavanagh insisted that they should re-examine the junction with a view to providing a turning lane for traffic turning left onto Cullion Road, and insisted that the fears of the locals who used this road all the time were well founded. COUNCIL ASKED TO ADDRESS HAZARDOUS ROAD PROBLEM was last modified: April 16th, 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:BallybofeyCllr Jimmy KavanaghCullion Roaddonegalletterkenny
Say that title five times, and you’ll be as flummoxed as geologists reporting in Science1 last week that long-believed assumptions are wrong. They looked at three seamount chains in the Pacific, long thought to provide evidence of tectonic plates moving across stationary hot spots, and found that current theory cannot account for them:Our findings influence our views of oceanic intraplate volcanism and absolute Pacific plate motion: (i) The textbook explanation for intraplate volcanism by fixed hot spots is either entirely wrong or insufficient to explain these phenomena. (ii) Hot spots are likely not to be stationary, but move with the convecting mantle. (iii) Non-hot spot/plume models have to be considered for explaining intraplate volcanism, whereby local lithospheric extensions are likely to be an important candidate. (iv) Furthermore, absolute Pacific plate motion, for the time period between 80 and 47 Ma, is extremely poorly constrained. It is not clear if any of the three HEB-type bends on the Pacific plate are caused by a change in plate-motion direction, and it is similarly uncertain if the plate moved NW (along an extended Hawaiian trend) or NNW as indicated by the Emperor seamount trail. (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Their three alternative explanations were only tentative: “Overall, plate extension is the strongest alternative among our three options, but there are very few arguments or clues that positively identify any particular explanation.”1Koppers and Staudigel, “Asynchronous Bends in Pacific Seamount Trails: A Case for Extensional Volcanism?”, Science, Vol 307, Issue 5711, 904-907, 11 February 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1107260].What? The textbooks are wrong? But the pictures were so artistic, and the TV programs were so convincing, how could this be? Take your pick: current theory is either entirely wrong or insufficient to explain the observations. See also the 04/02/2004 and 11/02/2002 entries about the hotspot paradigm shift going on. What this one adds is that there is no good replacement theory, and the admission “there are very few arguments or clues that positively identify any particular explanation.” So shouldn’t the geological community be open to some fresh out-of-the-mainstream perspectives?(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
http://www.livescience.com/46540-liberals-dont-hate-authority.html(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Some scientists try to put conservatives and liberals in test tubes. This can cause fireworks.Shedding Colored LightPhysOrg asked a question that seems odd for a science site: “Are conservatives more obedient and agreeable than their liberal counterparts?” The article went on to clarify the questions:Over the last few years, we’ve seen increasing dissent among liberals and conservatives on important issues such as gun control, health care and same-sex marriage. Both sides often have a difficult time reconciling their own views with their opposition, and many times it appears that liberals are unable to band together under a unifying platform. Why do conservatives appear to have an affinity for obeying leadership? And why do conservatives perceive greater consensus among politically like-minded others?Two studies publishing in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin shed light on these questions.It’s not clear that all observers would perceive the same things here. The dissent between liberals and conservatives is clear enough, but the article is built on subjective impressions: “it appears that” and “appear to“. To whom? Doubtless, some conservatives would deny these impressions, pointing to the last Presidential campaign and the continuing onslaught of liberal victories under the Obama administration on the one hand, and the inability of Republicans to band together on a consistent platform on the other. So are Jeremy Frimer and Chadley Stern steering their own biases to shed colored light on the question?In their surveys, they admitted that “Testing the participants perceptions proved trickier than expected,” but it’s not clear they overcame biased perceptions with their human lab rats. On Live Science, though, reporter Stephanie Pappas jumped right into the colored light with her headline, “Liberals Don’t Hate Authority After All.” The presumption is that science can be neutral, objective, and authoritative on such matters. How many participants are required to get a reasonable opinion? How were the questions framed? How did the questioners behave in terms of dress, body language and tone of voice? Many such factors could sway the results.The researchers extrapolated their results into even more dubious areas, like why the Tea Party “appeared” to succeed more than the Occupy Wall Street movement. It’s doubtful that those two movements are even comparable. Even more quizzical, the researchers considered liberal attraction to Che Guevara as a kind of submission to authority, even though Guevara was a violent radical trying to overthrow authority. On top of that, Friberg wandered outside of science to make a moral judgment: “Frimer said he hopes the findings can be used to bring left and right together.” If he were a chemist, would he hope his findings could be used to bring cesium and water together? (watch what happens here). Friberg voiced a political hope, not a scientific aim. It’s not even the best option in many contexts. If one group is wise and the other foolish, bringing them together defeats the wisdom. If one group is violent and the other peaceful, bringing them together is suicidal.Tragedy of the Liberal CommonsAnother example of scientists dabbling with politics comes from Yale University. At the outset it might be noted that economics has a bit more scientific cred than political psychology, being law-governed and mathematical, but even with that, economists tend to sort out into political ideologies. In their analysis of a “public goods” problem, to try to find solutions yielding sustainability for limited resources, they did find, fortunately, that democracy works. When participants were allowed to vote on allotments considering their own needs and those of future generations, sustainable solutions emerged (provided that votes were binding, an implicit requirement for rule of law).But the Harvard and Yale psychologists only analyzed the situation in terms of “fair share” proportions, as if assuming a zero-sum game. Conservative economists argue that economics is not a zero-sum game. Private property rights, free market economics and individual liberties actually increase goods, creating wealth and promoting prosperity for all. The people using the phrase “fair share” are wealth redistributionists (including President Obama, who uses the term often while deriding conservatives). The psychologists’ experimental setup, therefore, contained an intrinsic liberal bias—hardly a good scientific practice.Academic Freedom for TerroristsOn July 2, Nature’s editors bemoaned the decline in “academic freedom” in Egypt since the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorism-promoting international movement. This is a bit hypocritical, since Nature consistently denies academic freedom to critics of Darwin or skeptics of man-caused global warming. In this case, though, it appears they would be more willing to accept company with known supporters of terrorists than to let the Egyptian government have appointment authority over university administrators – this despite the well-known fact that in the UK and the USA, college campuses have become breeding grounds for terrorist sympathizers (read David Horowitz, a former liberal, on this, or try to find an Israel-supportive faculty in American universities). Nature moans,Right now, academic freedom in Egypt looks to be in great jeopardy. Academics outside the country can only look on in despair and hope that the strategy of the human-rights network that represents them can at least win its battle for fair treatment of the academics detained for expressing their opinions.But those detained had expressed support for ousted president Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, who had been actively suppressing the academic freedom of his critics. Which “academics” should share Nature’s hope? Are academics a homogeneous group? Where is that concern for academic freedom when critics of Darwin or of man-caused global warming express their opinions, backing them up with scientific data? Nature is supposed to be a science journal, but its editors inserted their liberal bias into the fireworks of Egypt, apparently more concerned for the rights of terrorist sympathizers than the ones trying to suppress the violent radicals who blow up college campuses, ending every academic’s freedom.The world has gone crazy. A prime reason is the abandonment of the principles of America’s Declaration of Independence. This July 4th, take a moment to re-read that great statement of God-given rights that anchors human happiness firmly in belief in creation. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The truth of creation is self-evident. No amount of scientific manipulation can change that.
27 December 2007South Africa is ranked as the 18th most attractive foreign direct investment destination worldwide in the latest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index by global management consulting firm AT Kearney.This year sees South Africa and the Gulf states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar making their debuts in the index’s top 25 FDI destinations, while Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia make a return.China and India continue to rank first and second in the 2007 index, while 15 of the 25 most attractive FDI destinations are developing markets. Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Russia all rank among the top 10.“The assessment of senior executive sentiment at the world’s largest companies found corporate investors optimistic about the prospects for developing nations and increasingly targeting them for more corporate investment in the years ahead,” AT Kearney said in a statement earlier this month.In a reassuring sign, the detailed survey of top executives conducted after the sub-prime crisis found that troubles in the credit markets had not dampened corporate plans for new foreign direct investments.AT Kearney chairman Paul Laudicina pointed out that world’s centre of power continued its “perceptible shift” from developed to developing markets.“While global FDI recovers further from its 2003 lows, the increasingly trans-national behaviour of corporations is reflected in their investment preferences,” he said. “Developed countries are competing with developing countries for investment capital, and developing countries are increasingly winning out.”According to AT Kearney, emerging markets also have registered the strongest investor optimism, with India, China, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam experiencing the most positive change in investment outlook during the past year.“While China and India remain the top destinations for first-time investments overall, developing country investors are more bullish about new markets such as Vietnam, Brazil and South Africa, while developed market investors tend to stick to familiar markets,” FDI Confidence Index manager Janet Pau said.“Developing country investors also are likely to be responsible for more than half – 54% – of the investments greater than $500-million over the next three years.”Among developed countries, the US again placed third, while Europe’s economic recovery helped Germany and the UK maintain their top 10 rankings. Australia ranked 11, with France, Canada and Japan placing 13, 14 and 15 respectively.The index, a regular survey of global executives, provides a unique look at the present and future prospects for international investment flows, with companies participating in the survey accounting for more than US$3.8-trillion in annual global revenue.The 25 most attractive FDI destinations according to Corporate Executives:ChinaIndiaUnited StatesUnited KingdomHong KongBrazilSingaporeUnited Arab EmiratesRussiaGermanyAustraliaVietnamFranceCanadaJapanMalaysiaOther Gulf StatesSouth AfricaMexicoTurkeyIndonesiaPolandCentral AsiaSouth KoreaCzech RepublicSAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
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