New Orleans and Central Arkansas Receive Southland Institutional Awards

first_imgUCA snapped Houston Baptist University four-year claim to this award and joins other previous winners McNeese, Northwestern State and former Southland member Oral Roberts. FRISCO, Texas – The University of New Orleans earned the Southland Strong Community Service Award for the 2019-20 academic year, while the University of Central Arkansas received the league’s Academic Performance Award. Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett announced the winners during last week’s Advisory Council meetings and both schools will be recognized as part of the inaugural Southland Virtual Awards Ceremony tonight at 5 p.m. on Facebook Live. For the 2018-19 academic year, UCA had eight teams post perfect 1,000 APR scores, and had a 990 average score for all 18 programs. For the four-year period of 2015-16 through 2018-19, UCA averaged 986 with four programs recording perfect scores.   “This accomplishment reflects our work over multiple years, so many are deserving of credit,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “It reflects the hard work of our student-athletes and the commitment of our coaches, but it also reflects the commitment of all UCA faculty and staff in our university community.  All this effort and support led us to this accolade. We are proud of our student-athletes and proud to be a part of the Southland Conference family.” Central Arkansas claimed the Southland’s Institutional Academic Performance Award, which is presented annually to the member institution compiling the highest APR average based on a seven-point scale and percentage calculation. UCA captured 71 percent of the maximum accumulated points the institution could receive, based on the number of conference sports in which UCA participates. This award included the four-year APR averages from 2015-16 through 2018-19. UCA is the first public Southland Conference university to win the academic performance award in five years.center_img The Southland Strong Community Service Award is presented to the institution whose Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) exhibited exceptional community service. Among the Privateers service this year, they participated in an initiative called #NOLAsTeam is Blessed to be a Blessing. SAAC partnered with the local non-profit organization called Blessed to be a Blessing and pledge to donate 504 (the New Orleans area code) “Blessing Bags” to the homeless. SAAC strategized on the contents of each bag, that included some fresh water, snacks, personal toiletries, a new pair of socks and a hand-written inspirational note in each bag. They coordinated collection of the items, organized bag-packing parties and two different downtown delivery dates. All 178 members of SAAC, along with various coaches and administrators, contributed to this initiative. The UNO SAAC plans to continue its relationship with Blessed to be a Blessing and the New Orleans Mission to continue to help the homeless population in the future. “You never know where people come from and their story,” said Nicole Broussard, UNO SAAC President. “It was really humbling to see the appreciation they had for us. I appreciate them because they have impacted my life, permanently. All the student-athletes talked about how good it made them feel to go out and help people, so I hope it has a lasting impact on them at this university.”last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgwell in Manchester Major LeagueHillstars dished out their second 4-1 win in the Magnum/Captain’s Bakery Major League, taking advantage of Greenvale at the Kirkvine Sports Club last Sunday.Shaquille Wellington powered the defending champions, scoring twice to effect a 2-0 lead and following Jermaine Green’s 54th-minute strike, which made it 3-0, returned in the final minute to complete a hat-trick. Tennison Brown’s 70th-minute for Greenvale goal proved merely consolatory.The previous week, Comfort had felt a similar beating. Jermaine Green was the hero on that occasion, netting twice.Ricam have also scored two impressive wins. The first came against Downs, a team which had just gathered a weekend highlight 5-1 win over Villa United.In a game that saw two goals being scored in time added on, Ricam achieved a 4-1 victory on the back of a Maxwell Robinson hat-trick. Ricam’s second win, which came last Saturday, was a 3-0 shut-out of Porus.Matches are scheduled for today and tomorrow at Brooks Park and Kirkvine.Mount St Joseph, Knox win Manchester Prep titlesMount St Joseph returned a mixed bag of football finals results in their defence of the 2015 Manchester FA-run Brumalia House-sponsored Howie Chin male and female Prep School League, which was completed recently.Mount St Joseph retained their female title when they defeated long-time rivals Belair Prep 2-1.However, a new champion was created in the male category after Knox defeated Charagape 1-0. The new champions actually dethroned the defending champions via the penalty shoot-out route in the semi-finals.In retaining their female title, Mount St Joseph spoiled Belair’s perfect-win-season record. They were, however, forced to do it the hard way, coming from a 0-1 deficit after Timika Scarlett scored for Belair in the 24th minute. Jada Blake earned the equaliser for the champions in the 28th minute before Dania-Lee Wint sealed the championship with a 45th-minute goal.The advance of Knox and Charagape to the male finals represented the first time that neither Belair nor Mount St Joseph had made it there. In a very tense final, Jamal Lovelace’s 32nd-minute strike gave Knox their first-ever hold, having reached the semi-finals last year.Rappa Pam Pam Shoot for MandevilleMandeville will host its final competitive shooting match of the year tomorrow when the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) hosts its Christmas extravaganza dubbed “Rappa Pam Pam”. Venue will be the MRPC’s home in Lincoln.The tournament is the club’s “give-back” to shooters and patrons throughout 2015. The match will require 100 rounds, a count which is designed to attract regular contestants on the circuit as well as regular firearm holders. A feature of the day will be cooked food and soup for all, free of cost. Children will also be fÍted with play facilities, food, and ice cream.There is likely to be a new year-end champion other than club captain Orville Henriques based on the practice match earlier this week. The injured Henriques was beaten into third place, with Ellsworth Dixon and Thomas Jones taking first and second, respectively.Following the tournament, an awards ceremony will follow, where the Shooter of the Year and Most Improved Shooter categories will be announced.Holmwood athletes dominate Ron Hamilton 5KHolmwood Technical athletes dominated the second running of the Ron Hamilton 5K road race held in Christiana last Sunday.The event is named in honour of retired Holmwood Principal Ron Hamilton. It was also a fundraiser for the Holmwood track and field teams.Holmwood athletes took the first four places in the 5K road race that saw competitors run from the gate of Holmwood, take the new highway, turn at Christiana High before finishing back at Holmwood’s gates. The walk event was limited to 3K and began at the Christiana High School gate.Leading the Holmwood charge was Kajay Walker, who clocked 17 minutes five seconds to edge out Shaquille Onfroy, Shemar Legister, and Javion Lewis, respectively. Rodrick Reese ofKnox stopped the top 10 sweep, coming in at number five in 18 minutes and 25 seconds.It was a similar affair in the female section, where Chrissani May led a sweep of the top 10 places.Hanbury top historic Peter Bunting Football night showIn the first ever night game for the final of a community league, Hanbury won the Peter Bunting Central Manchester Community Football League with a 5-3 win on penalties over the Mandeville police team.No goal was scored throughout regulation and extra time, and it seemed fitting that Hanbury, as the historic host, triumphed to cop the $100,000 first prize. The lawmen earned $60,000. It was a cash-rich evening as earlier in the thirdplace play-off, Land Settlement won $40,000 after defeating Heartease 3-0. Ramon Senior netted a hat-trick.Individual awards were ignored, but the divisional winners were all awarded prize money. Divional winners were Blue Mountain (Bellefield division), Mandeville Police (Mandeville), Albion (Knockpatrick), and Land Settlement (Royal Flat).The occasion fetched thousands of spectators, and during the day, children of the community, as well as others from the wider central Manchester constituency were fÍted and fed.Mid-season finalists beatenBoth Cedar Grove and Braeton United, the teams that will contest the York Pharmacy-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League mid-season final were beaten last Sunday. Cedar Grove suffered a shock 2-0 loss to Cumberland (five points), which won their first match in four tries. Braeton United remained on six points from three games as they were clipped 1-0 by Edgewater.In another game Daytona (seven points) spanked Southborough 4-2. The mid-season final is scheduled for Sunday, December 27, at the Cedar Grove playing field, starting at 3 p.m.Winter Football Junior camp a successChicago-based coach Dean Lothian and his team from the United States hosted a four-day football camp in Portmore dubbed Winter Football Camp Jamaica, which finished last Thursday at the Portsmouth Primary playing field.Lothian is from Portsmouth in Portmore and played for Rodwood FC in his earlier career. He received a scholarship and benefited from college football in the USA. He said that as a coach, over the years, he has received loads of equipment including balls from sponsors, and he decided to donate coaching expertise and equipment to local coaches and young players in Jamaica.Patrick Dunkley, the coach of East Portmore Portals, was instrumental in getting the Winter Camp team in Jamaica.The camp attracted scores of youngsters in the eight-16 year-old age group and ran from Monday, December 14 to Thursday, December 17. The vision of the project is to be a football club that produces high-quality players, playing in the highest level locally and internationally through the intentional emphasis on building self-esteem and self-awareness. Both girls and boys participated.The team of foreign-based coaches will now turn their attention to Westmoreland.Rivoli oust Old Harbour in FLOW Happy Sutherland KODefending champions Rivoli United sent Old Harbour Bay United packing with a 2-0 win in the feature match of a double-header in the quarter-final round of the Flow-sponsored St Catherine FA Happy Sutherland Knockout competition last Thursday night at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.In the opening game at the venue, Bodles eliminated Frazsiers Whip 2-0.In matches on Wednesday, former champions Portmore United defeated Marcus Garvey 2-0 and Royal Lakes clipped Dunbeholden 2-1.The semi-final pairings pit Rivoli United versus Portmore United and Bodles versus Royal Lakes on January 20, 2016, at Spanish Town Prison Oval.Westchester on topWestchester’s netball team leads the South East St Catherine Netball League with 16 points as the preliminary round comes to a close. Mega Angels, with 13 points, occupy second spot, Pro Santos (12) are third, while Pro Santos A and Express All Stars are tied for fourth on nine points apiece.In a recent game, Mega Angels dismissed Pro Santos B 24-11. The top three teams will progress to the semi-final automatically, while the next four will battle for the fourth and final spot. The competition continues on January 9. Nathan cops prestigious Abe Alexander TrophyFormer president Richard ‘Roots’ Nathan capped the prestigious Abe Alexander Memorial Trophy at the KSAFA Western Sports Business House Football Association awards presentation at the Red Stripe Sports Club recently.Petrojam, the 2015 Division One triple champions, won most awards, including the KO and Challenge Trophy against Division Two champions Peak Bottling.Former national player and Premier League winning coach Lenworth Hyde Sr, who guided Petrojam to the triple, was named Coach of the Year; Corey Samuels, Manager of the Year; Cornelius Simms KO MVP; and Jaron Richards the League MVP.Nathan, a former president of KSAFA and the Business House Football Association, was honoured for his outstanding contribution to football since 1973 as player and administrator. He received the award from newly elected president of Netball Jamaica, Dr Paula Daley-Morris, the guest speaker at the function.GraceKennedy, who went under to Petrojam 2-3 on penalties in the Division One final, walked away with the Division Two runners-up trophy, while Sagicor, who lost out to Peak Bottling in the Division Two final, collected he runners-up award.Troyland Williams of Peak Bottling won the leading goalscorer award in Division Two, and teammate Andrew Morrison the MVP award. Metrodade’s Kemar Beckford won the award for leading scorer in Division One.Carib Cement won the award as five-a-side champions, with ATL taking the runners-up award.Scotiabank was cited as the Most Prepared Team, Nicholas Scott (Scotia) the KO competition’s top scorer. Carvel Banton was named Referee of the Year, while Khonordo Johnson won the assistant referee award.Champions startlast_img read more

Chism expects fireworks as he faces Guiao, Road Warriors

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Having played under Yeng Guiao in his first three trips to the PBA, Wayne Chism already knows what to expect when he goes up against the fire-breathing coach.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m going to have to keep my mouth shut. I know how coach is. I really don’t want to push coach’s buttons,” said Chism with a chuckle.“But if I wanna mess with him a little bit, I might. Just get a smile out of him but other than that, I wouldn’t cross that line with coach.”Chism hopes to be the missing piece for the Hotshots this conference after two failed experiments with Curtis Kelly and Justin Jackson.“They wanna finish strong and I’m here to help them finish strong,” he said. “Expect me to be a good teammate, rebound the ball and help lead this team to the playoffs.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:24To have zero injuries, DOH wants a total fireworks ban02:14Carpio 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 Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Before being tapped by Magnolia as the team’s fourth import in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup, Chism suited up for Guiao’s Rain or Shine twice in 2014 and 2015. And when Guiao transferred to NLEX, Chism was brought back again in 2017.“Definitely,” a grinning Chism told on Wednesday after practice when asked if he expects fireworks when he makes his Hotshots debut against Guiao and the Road Warriors on July 4.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 crown“I’m looking forward to it (game). It’s going to be very interesting especially being on the opposite end of coach Yeng and the whole staff and the other players on that team,” he added. “Going against them is going to be kind of weird.”The 31-year-old Chism also knows what not to do around Guiao. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next IOC plans esports forum as it weighs video games in Olympics MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan townlast_img read more

‘Add Value, Create Jobs, Increase Trade,’ Minister Kamara tells investors

first_imgForeign Minister Kamara with members of the PRC delegation, including Liberia’s Ambassador to the PRC, McKinley-Thomas (far-right)Liberia has reached a point in its development drive where it would like to add value to its resources, create jobs for Liberians, and increase trade with the outside world, Foreign Minister Marjon Kamara told a high-powered delegation from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) yesterday.The Chinese delegation is in the country to hold exploratory discussions with the possibility to strengthen collaboration in the forestry sector.According to a Foreign Ministry press release, the delegation, comprising the PRC’s State Forestry Administration, along with five Chinese enterprises, paid a courtesy call to the office of Foreign Minister, accompanied by Liberia’s Ambassador to the PRC, Dudley McKinley Thomas.“We are very pleased by the decision that was taken to visit Liberia to hold exploratory discussions and look at possibilities to strengthen collaboration in the forestry sector,” Minister Kamara told them. “We have natural resources, many of which we have been exporting as raw materials. We would like to add value by doing some processing of these materials in our country to create jobs for our people, and increase trade with the outside world and forestry is one area.”Min. Kamara indicated that it is government’s hope that this visit will open the door for further strengthening of collaboration with China in the development of the forest sector.“We hope that if you succeed in your discussions, you will exploit these resources in an environmentally friendly manner,” Minister Kamara urged, adding, “all investments in this sector must ensure that we continue to preserve this asset by reforestation.”Kong Ming, PRC’s deputy director general for State Forestry Administration, thanked Minister Kamara for the opportunity to meet with him and his delegation. He said their visit to Liberia is based on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s request to Chinese businessmen to explore investment opportunities when she visited China a few years ago; and their interest is in the forestry sector.Mr. Ming said this is the first time that the PRC’s State Forestry Administration has led a delegation to Liberia to explore opportunities in the forestry sector, and was therefore pleased to be in the country.He noted that they fully understand Minister Kamara’s concerns about adding value through processing, creating jobs as well as establishing long-term mechanisms to develop and utilize the forest in a sustained way. Ming assured that the Chinese have the potential to establish a long term and sustained cooperation mechanism.“In recent years, Chinese enterprises have gained experience from investing in other countries in the areas of timber processing as well as re-establishing the timber industry garden,” he said.Ming said though it is just the beginning of the visit, his delegation is interested in establishing a strong relationship, and expressed the hope that after the deliberation, they will achieve good results.These discussions commenced at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ conference room with government officials including representatives from the Forestry Development Authority, National Investment Commission and the ministries of Agriculture, Commerce and Industry, and State without Portfolio.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lethem businessman remanded to prison

first_imgIllegal airstrip…slapped with conspiracy chargeA prominent Lethem businessman, who was named as the prime suspect by the recently-concluded Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the construction of an illegal airstrip in Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), was on Monday slapped with a conspiracy charge.Hutashan Ramsingh, of Tabatinga, Lethem, was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which stated that between August 10, 2017 and August 13, 2017 at Mandacoro Island Savannah, Region Nine, he conspired with persons unknown to facilitate the illegal landing of an aircraft at an unauthorised port of entry.Defence Attorney Jerome Khan, in a bail application at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, related that his client was a father of two and owner of a construction and transportation company in Lethem with no antecedents or pending matters before the courts.Bail was nonetheless refused after a strong objection by the prosecution. As such, Ramsingh was remanded to prison until March 5, 2018 when the case would be called at the Lethem Magistrate’s Court.In August of this year, an abandoned Brazilian-registered Kingair Beechcraft PR-1MG was discovered on an illegal airstrip in the vicinity of Santa Fe, Rupununi. The aircraft, which is reported to have been used in the trafficking of guns and drugs, was seized by local authorities.Following the investigations, Ramsingh and two other residents of Lethem – Wazim King, 37, and Nathan Hamilton, 21 – were flown to Georgetown to assist with investigations. Ramsingh was released on $50,000 station bail while King and Hamilton were hauled before the courts to be charged for a similar offence of conspiracy to commit a felony. They are presently out on $400,000 bail and the case is before the Lethem Magistrate’s Court.When the duo first appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, their lawyers, Michael Somersaul and Jerome Khan, had contended that their clients had no knowledge that the airstrip or airplane was illegal, since they were merely hired by Ramsingh for the building of a “road”. The lawyers had bemoaned the release of Ramsingh and blasted the Police for “covering up” and conducting investigations that left much to be desired.However, on Monday, Khan indicated that his client, Ramsingh, had merely rented out a Bobcat and some equipment which were used to grade the airstrip. King was alleged to have been the Bobcat driver while Hamilton was hired to operate the said machinery.The Police had contended that following his release in September, Ramsingh had fled the jurisdiction, but his lawyer sought to refute this claim by contending that Ramsingh became fearful for his life and was keeping a low profile working in the savannahs after he heard that some people were looking to kill him.Earlier this month, a team of detectives travelled to Lethem to escort him to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters in the city as part of the probe.The findings of the CoI say that Ramsingh had been seen with his vehicle frequenting the area before the plane had landed. Moreover, reports indicate that Singh had also been involved in similar cases of illegal aircraft landings in other areas in the region namely Parabara, Manwar, Mountain Point and Mandakara Airstrip.last_img read more

Bengals bruised but still unbeaten

first_img Houshmandzadeh, who refuses to dance after a touchdown, kept the Bengals in their best start since the days of the Ickey Shuffle. He caught eight passes for 105 yards, steadying an offense that had to grind it out for the first time all season. Shayne Graham’s 27-yard field goal with 5:04 left broke a 10-all tie, and David Carr’s disputed fumble with 3:14 to go sent the Texans to their first 0-3 start in their four seasons. Carr was hit by Justin Smith while his arm was cocked, and the ball slip out of his hand as he started an awkward throwing motion. John Thornton fell on the ball, and referee Larry Nemmers upheld the call on review, costing the Texans their final timeout. Houston thought his arm was going forward, so it should have been an incomplete pass. “We all thought it was going to be overturned,” right tackle Todd Wade said. “That’s why we stayed on the field. Apparently, they saw it otherwise.” Taking advantage of the game’s only turnover, Graham kicked another field goal from 46 yards. The Texans’ offense ran smoother under a new offensive coordinator. They fired Chris Palmer during their bye week and promoted line coach Joe Pendry, hoping to stop the deluge of mistakes that limited the offense to two touchdowns in two games. There were fewer mistakes, but the result was the same only one touchdown again. Carr was 17 of 26 for 174 yards with seven sacks. By contrast, Palmer went 25 of 34 for 276 yards and a touchdown. Centers Rich Braham and Larry Moore went down with knee injuries in the second quarter, forcing guard Eric Steinbach to peel off his blocking gloves and snap the ball for the first time. Ravens 13, Jets 3 Jamal Lewis scored on a 1-yard run, Matt Stover kicked two field goals, and Baltimore won its first game of the year. The Ravens (1-2) held Curtis Martin to 30 yards on 13 carries. Colts 31, Titans 10 Peyton Manning threw for 264 yards and four touchdowns, Marvin Harrison caught nine passes for 109 yards and Edgerrin James also ran for 90 yards in helping Indianapolis improve to 4-0 with its highest point total this season. Manning tied Ron Jaworski with his 116th consecutive start, which ranks second among quarterbacks behind Green Bay’s Brett Favre. Steve McNair was 28 of 37 for 220 yards for the Titans (1-3). Broncos 20, Jaguars 7 Jake Plummer threw two touchdown passes to backup offensive lineman Dwayne Carswell, and Mike Anderson and Tatum Bell combined for 175 yards rushing to lead Denver. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Bengals improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1988 the last they made the Super Bowl with a 16-10 victory Sunday over the Houston Texans, who couldn’t take advantage of their penalties or their pain. “Everybody was going with some type of injury,” said Anderson, a Pro Bowl right tackle who threw his back out before the kickoff and hurt his nose during the game. “That’s the type of character this team has now.” Carson Palmer’s shoulder bore a nasty red scrape. Blood trickled from an inch-long gash on the bridge of Willie Anderson’s nose. Chad Johnson wore a bandage above his skinned knee. These Bengals were beaten up, but still unbeaten. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Four wins will do that. The Bengals had 14 penalties for 117 yards one of them wiped out T.J. Houshmandzadeh’s touchdown catch and lost both of their veteran centers to knee injuries in the second quarter. They absorbed the penalties, shuffled the line and gritted it out. “We had some dumb mistakes,” Palmer said. “We’re not always perfect.” But so far, good enough. last_img read more

Specialty diagnostics company acquired

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Our shareholders will receive compelling value and liquidity. Our customers will benefit from an expanded breadth of services and the efficiencies from testing facilities on both coasts. Our employees will enjoy the greater advancement opportunities and security associated with a larger, well-financed organization with a significantly improved competitive position.” Don Steen, chairman and CEO of AmeriPath, said the companies will complement one another. “The merger offers the opportunity to build on both companies’ leadership positions, provides us access to each other’s medical and scientific expertise, expands our geographic presence and allows our companies to better support community-based medicine for enhanced patient care,” Steen said in a statement. Chairman of the board Richard E. Belluzzo resigned in February; Douglas S. Harrington resigned in March as chief executive officer. Specialty will continue operating at the Valencia Corporate Center, overlooking the Valencia Country Club golf course. The company completed its relocation there from Santa Monica last year. VALENCIA – Specialty Laboratories, Inc., a diagnostics firm that relocated last year to Valencia then waded through a management upheaval, was acquired by a Florida pathology company. AmeriPath, Inc., of Palm Beach Gardens will acquire all outstanding common shares of Specialty for $13.25 per share. As part of the transaction, a portion of shares owned by Specialty Family LP, the majority shareholder, and related parties will be exchanged for about 20 percent of the combined company, which will be privately held. The deal – worth roughly $314.7 million – was approved unanimously by Specialty Lab’s board of directors. “We are pleased to announce this combination with AmeriPath because of the significant benefits to each of our constituents: shareholders, customers and employees,” Specialty chairman Richard K. Whitney said in a statement. “We intend to maintain the companies’ existing laboratories on both coasts to enhance client service and avoid the disruptions for clients that typically result from relocations. We believe this combination represents a rare opportunity to leverage the strengths of both companies while enhancing their special identities,” Steen said. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2006. Specialty Laboratories performs highly advanced clinical tests used by physicians to diagnose, monitor and treat disease. AmeriPath is a leading national provider of physician-based anatomic pathology, dermatopathology and molecular diagnostic services to physicians, hospitals, national clinical laboratories and surgery centers. 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

Letterkenny and Inishowen vigils planned in memory of Savita Halappanavar

first_imgToday marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar.The 31-year-old Indian dentist died from cardiac arrest due to a septic miscarriage in University Hospital Galway in 2012.28 vigils are taking place throughout the country to mark the anniversary of Savita’s passing, with two taking place in Donegal. Crowd gathered for dawn vigil on Patrick’s Bridge Cork to remember Savita— Lorna Bogue (@LornaBogue) October 28, 2017From 7pm in The Diamond Carndonagh, there will be singing, candles, poetry and space to share and remember Savita while supporting all women of Ireland who have/are suffering in similar situations.In Letterkenny from 7pm, the Market Square will be illuminated with candles during the silent vigil.Donegal Abortion Rights Campaign tells Donegal Woman that this will be a silent vigil with no speeches, and people are asked to just bring a candle and join them at 7pm. “It is heartbreaking that the 8th amendment caused the death of a woman and our thoughts are with her husband Praveen and the rest of her family today,” the spokesperson says.“The intention of this event is to quietly show respect for Savita, as well as compassion for and solidarity with the many, many people who have suffered – and continue to suffer – under inhumane Irish law which violates human rights in denying pregnant people in Ireland the full range of appropriate healthcare and choice, even in life-threatening cases like Savita’s.” To learn more, you can visit the event pages for both events by following the links below:Inishowen Vigil in memory of Savita Halappanavar: candlelight vigil in memory of Savita Halappanavar: and Inishowen vigils planned in memory of Savita Halappanavar was last modified: October 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:abortionabortion rights campaignEighth AmendmentSavita Halappanavarvigillast_img read more

Grant and Elena Cardone on Confidence VS Arrogance and Why Anyone Can Sell Successfully – Episode #33

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (88.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSGrant Cardone has become a well known figure in the business world and most people you talk to either love him or hate him. Why? Because he’s willing to call things like he sees them. He’s happy to tell you that your game is not big enough. He’s eager to get in your face to push you to a higher level. And he’s perfectly content telling you that your main problem is you. On this episode Anthony gets Grant on the line to chat about what made him into the business success that he is, how he trains 4 year olds to sell successfully, and why confidence is something that can be built just like a muscle. Whether you love Grant or hate him, there’s great stuff for you to learn from this episode.If you want to change your life, you’ve got to have a different lane to switch to ~ Grant CardoneClick To TweetBeing self oriented is not a bad thing.Of course everyone needs to have the ability to care about others. But that’s not what Grant Cardone is talking about when he says that self orientation is a good thing. What he means is that everyone needs to be concerned for their own welfare, their own success, and their own ability to make something of their lives. It’s THAT drive that enables people to accomplish big things, great things, things that matter in the world. On this episode of In The Arena Grant Cardone is asked what he thinks of the people who say he’s arrogant and the tables get turned a bit, so be sure you listen to hear Grant’s insightful response.Confidence can be taught, just like a muscle.People have this strange idea that they are wired to be either confident or unconfident. But that’s not true. Grant Cardone stresses that confidence is something that can be grown, just like a muscle. It takes very hard work and a sense that what you have at present is not enough to make you as successful as you want to be and could be. Be sure to listen to this episode to find out how Grant says people have to go about building their confidence and becoming a success in life and business.The way to get comfort is to give up comfort to go for freedom ~ Grant CardoneClick To TweetAre you sold on your own product?Many salespeople give up on appointments with their prospects too early simply because they run out of belief that their product is the perfect solution for the prospect’s problems. Grant Cardone emphasizes how important it is for sales professionals to be sold on their own product before they even pick up the phone to prospect or set an appointment. It’s that confidence in the solution they have to offer that enables them to push past the objections and fears of their potential customers to help them see the answer that the product will bring to their situation.Why you should not want to be in the middle class.The middle class is not a safe place to be. Why? Because it’s the middle class that bears the burden of the failing economic system we live in. They are the ones who have to worry about meeting their bills. The middle class are the ones who are impacted by layoffs and market downturns. The middle class is stuck in the middle without much hope of getting out. That’s why Grant Cardone believes that the only way toward freedom is to move up and out of the middle class. Find out how Grant coaches people to move their game to a higher place so that they can experience the benefits of true freedom.I don’t want to be in the middle class. I don’t want my friends or employees to be there either ~ Grant CardoneClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Anthony’s introduction to Grant Cardone. Dealing with the randomness of a customer interview (and an interview with Grant Cardone). Why Grant doesn’t think being self-oriented is a bad thing. What happened to Grant between 10 and 25 that changed his life. The power of having vision about what you could be. How Grant Cardone is driven by fear (as all of us are). Mindset, attitude, fear, hustle, and how they lead to success. Why salespeople don’t want to take responsibility for their failures. The amazing things that happen when you are sold on your own product. Why building confidence is exactly like building muscle. How anyone (even a 4 year old) can be trained to successfully sell. Who is doing well in the economy today? Why money doesn’t make you secure and what you should do in response. The 3 biggest things Grant tells people to do in order to get out of the middle class. Your problem is not the top 1% of earners, you are your problem. How you can get Grant’s products.Resources & Links mentioned in this episodeCNBC show, “The Profit.”Grant Cardone Sales Call Video TrainingGrant Cardone video training a 4 year old to sellGrant CardoneFollow Grant on TwitterGrant’s killer YouTube channelGrant’s success newsletter1565114205The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: Plus: you can use to share this episodeYou don’t get what you deserve, you get what you ask for ~ Grant CardoneClick To TweetMost people want to avoid fear and pain. That’s why they’re not willing to hustle ~ Anthony IannarinoClick To TweetIf I don’t take responsibility, I’m giving it to someone else, making myself a victim ~ Grant CardoneClick To Tweetlast_img read more

India opens two border crossing points with Myanmar, Bangladesh

first_imgIndia has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, official notifications said. In a gazette notification, the home ministry said the central government has designated Zorinpui land check post in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram as an authorised immigration check post for entry into or exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers to or from Myanmar. In a separate notification, the ministry said the central government designated Kawrpuichhuah land check post in Lunglei district of Mizoram as an authorised immigration check post for entry into or exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers to or from Bangladesh. Zorinpui was selected for a new land custom station along the Indo-Myanmar border in Mizoram for the Kaladan multi-modal project. The remote Zorinpui is 287 km away from Sittwe Port in Myanmar. An agreement on Zorinpui was included in the joint statement issued during the visit of the then prime minister Manmohan Singh to Myanmar in May, 2012. Kawarpuchiah is situated in Mizoram along a riverine border with Bangladesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had visited Myanmar for two days from September 5, the first bilateral visit to the neighbouring country. India shares a 1,643-km-long border with Myanmar which touches Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. India shares a 4,096-km-long border with Bangladesh which touches Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya and West Bengal.last_img read more