BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – 2019 marks the sixth-straight year the Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships will be at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala. Events will kick off Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. CT, wrapping up Monday afternoon at 2:40 p.m.Sam Houston State aims to capture their fourth consecutive indoor championships on both the men’s and women’s sides. In 2018, the Bearkats men captured a first-place team-performance in which they racked up 128 points, while the Sam Houston State women cruised to the title with 123 points and a 28-point margin of victory. All told in 2018, there were seven SHSU gold medalists on the men’s side and three first-place individuals on the Bearkat women’s side.The 2018 men’s Southland Indoor Athlete of the Year, Tyler Adams, returns for his final season in a Sam Houston State uniform. In 2018, Adams captured the Outstanding Field Events and Most Valuable Performer awards to go along with individual championships in the high jump, long jump and heptathlon events. Lamar senior Thai Williams enters the weekend as the reigning women’s Athlete of the Year for each of the previous two indoor seasons. Williams concluded last year’s indoor championships with first-place finishes in the 60-meter dash and long jump.Sunday’s events begin with the women’s 60-meter hurdles portion of the multis at 8:30 a.m. Following shortly after is the men’s multis 60-meter dash at 8:50 a.m. The remaining Sunday morning multi events will run on a rolling schedule. Day one field events open at 1 p.m. Sunday with the women’s weight throw finals and conclude with the women’s long jump finals at 5 p.m. Men’s opening day field competition commences at 2:30 p.m. with the long jump finals ocurring simultaneously with the weight throw and the pole vault at 4 p.m.Day two action will commence Monday with the men’s 60m hurdles multis-events at 9 a.m. before the conclusion of meet competition with the men’s 4x400m relays at 2:40 p.m.All awards will be presented at the conclusion of each event’s final.The 2019 Southland Indoor Track & Field Championships will be streamed on the Southland Digital Network. Visit southland.org/live or download the Southland Conference app, available for iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.Athletes that achieve qualifying marks, either at the Southland championships, or who done so previously during the 2019 indoor season will be vying for a top spot at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, also held at the Birmingham CrossPlex.AdmissionAdult, All-Session Pass: $15.00Adult, Single-Day Pass: $10.00Southland Student, Single Day (with ID): FreeChildren 13 and Under, All-Session: $8.00Children 13 and Under, Single-Day: $5.00Parking: $5.00 Tickets are available only at the Birmingham CrossPlex ticket office and are not available online.
Wales’ World Cup campaign in England has been overshadowed by injuries, with Leigh Halfpenny, Rhys Webb, Cory Allen and Eli Walker all withdrawing.Wales also has injury concerns in the front row, with Aaron Jarvis, Paul James and Samson Lee all being assessed, while full-back Liam Williams suffered a hip injury in the win over Uruguay.
“They really helped the team a lot during their stay and they were the ones who we played with last season,” said Molde at Filoil Flying V Centre. “And we’re still trying to fix our middle blocker position.”UP started the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on a three-game losing streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Molde added that it’s up to her and the other older players to try to patch up the hole the three graduates left in the team.“It’s up to us older players to improve and help the team because we’re now the seniors here,” said Molde who came into the UP program with fellow open hitter Diana Carlos, and skipper Ayel Estrañero MOST READ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Parks added to Gilas’ Jones Cup roster 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “This is a new team, and some of the players here right now did not play last season and of course we’re still adjusting.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jocemer Tapic of Air Force unleashes a power hit as she defies UP’s triple-team defense made up of Rose Mary Cailing, Jessma Ramos and Isa Molde. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUniversity of the Philippines spiker Isa Molde said Wednesday the Lady Maroons are still adjusting to their life without the triumvirate of leaders who left the team right after Season 79 of the UAAP.Opposite hitter Nicole Tiamzon, middle blocker Kathy Bersola, and libero Pia Gaiser all left the UP program at the same time and Molde, who’s entering her third year, said they’re still trying to fill the void the three left in their team.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet
Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Fowler had another over-par round with a 54-hole lead — he’s 7 for 7 there — but birdied two of his final four holes to win from the third-round lead for the second time, with the 2017 Honda Classic the other.Fowler also had a double bogey on the par-4 fifth hole, becoming the first PGA Tour player to win with a double bogey and triple bogey or worse since 1983.“He really dug down and pulled it off,” Grace said.Fowler has experienced his share of heartbreak at the Phoenix Open. He had the 54-hole lead last year and shot a 2-over 73 to finish six shots behind Gary Woodlandr. In 2016, Fowler blew a two-shot lead with two holes to go before losing in a playoff to Hideki Matsuyama, twice hitting it into the water on the drivable par-4 17th.None of it compared to what happened to him Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Rickie Fowler holds the champion’s trophy after the final round of the Phoenix Open PGA golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Standing above a greenside bunker at TPC Scottsdale’s difficult par-4 11th hole, Rickie Fowler turned just in time to see his ball, one he had just placed after penalty, trickle into the water.Fowler had already seen his share of bad luck at the Phoenix Open. Now balls were rolling into hazards on their own.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Unable to catch a break, Fowler took it upon himself to create his own.Fowler shook off a bizarre triple bogey on No. 11 with clutch shots down the stretch, finally winning the tournament Sunday that had twice eluded him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I didn’t think it would be easy, but the way I was playing this week, I thought it would have been easier,” Fowler said. “It was kind of grind it out. I had a couple of tough breaks and had to deal with the punches — a couple big ones — but it feels good now.”After a pair of 64s and a 65, Fowler shot 3-over 74 in the final round on a soggy Sunday at TPC Scottsdale, highest by a winner in tournament history. He finished at 17-under 267 to beat Branden Grace by two shots for his fifth PGA Tour title. Fowler pulled his tee shot on 18 left, landing in the tall grass between the church pew bunkers. He hacked the ball out short of the green and got up-and-down for the long-awaited victory.“I think he’s going to get more out of something like that, showing resilience and coming back like that, as opposed to going out there and winning by four or five,” said Justin Thomas, who finished third, three behind Fowler after a 72.Maybe in the future. Right after the round, Fowler was wiped out after the emotional roller coaster.“I never want to go through anything like that again,” he said. “That was not fun.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Leading by four to start the day, he was up five shots stepping onto the tee on No. 11. The lead was one after a bizarre sequence of events at the long par 4.With rain picking up, Fowler hit his approach shot right of the green and his chip skipped past the flag into the water, incurring a two-shot penalty. He dropped next to a bunker and, as he stood on the green surveying his next shot, his ball rolled back into the water without being touched.PGA Tour rules official Slugger White determined Fowler’s ball was in play after the drop, so he was assessed a one-shot penalty. Fowler got up-and-down from there, knocking in a 17-foot putt for triple-bogey 7 — his seventh double bogey or worse when playing with a 54-hole lead.“That was a big kind of turnaround,” Fowler said. “At worst I make bogey with a semi-decent chip and I’m still very much in control of the tournament. But with everything that happened there, that was a (four-) shot swing pretty quickly. It sucks, but it’s just kind of put that behind me.”Grace made a 50-foot birdie putt just ahead on the par-3 12th and they were tied at 15 under when Fowler couldn’t get up-and-down from the bunker on the same hole. Grace went up one with a 3-foot birdie putt on No. 13.Fowler refused to cave.He reached the par-5 15th in two from 239 yards out and his two-putt birdie pulled him into a tie for the lead. Grace then pulled his tee shot into the water at the short par-4 17th, hit his third shot into the bunker after a penalty and took a bogey, giving Fowler a one-shot lead.Fowler drove the green on the 336-yard 17th and two-putted for birdie to stretch his lead to two shots.The drama didn’t end there.Grace got up-and-down for par from short right of the 18th green, finishing at 15 under after a 2-under 69. 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Klopp’s cantankerous mood did not improve in his press conference later when his request for a show of hands from those who disagreed with him was met with the majority of the room responding.However, the German insists he was just offering a genuine response and has no regrets about how it played out.“I would give the same interview now,” he said. “The information I had to give would be the same but now I am completely relaxed, but it was five minutes after the game and I was not relaxed.”“It is nothing. I didn’t use any words I have to take back. I don’t like it but I am pretty sure I cannot change it because I felt like this in this moment and I am not an actor. I cannot act differently.”Klopp’s team selection — with Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino on the bench — came under scrutiny after Everton claimed a point, but he has been rotating his players for several weeks to keep them fresh during a busy period.Last year Liverpool fell apart in January, winning just one FA Cup game, as injuries scuppered an unlikely title bid. With Champions League football to contend with this season, Klopp is trying to avoid a repeat scenario.So far he has made 59 changes to his starting 11 this season. Only Manchester United in 2002 have made more in Premier League history at this stage of the campaign.“If we had the squad last year we would have done it last year,” said Klopp, set to make more changes for the visit of West Brom on Wednesday.“You cannot play the same 11 players all the time until four are injured and then you hope the other four who come in — who are quality but have no rhythm — will perform for you.“That is not likely.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp said he was just offering a genuine response after a tetchy television interview © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 12 – Jurgen Klopp admitted on Tuesday that he got caught up in the heat of the moment after Liverpool conceded a late penalty to draw at home with Everton.The Liverpool boss is known for his animated reactions but his behaviour came under extra scrutiny after a tetchy television interview minutes after Everton secured a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Sunday with a spot-kick he felt should not have been given.
HOLLYWOOD – Honorary Hollywood Mayor Johnny Grant will embark on his 60th — and final — overseas tour Friday to entertain U.S. troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. “It will be a bittersweet trip for me,” Grant said. “The USO and military has been a big part of my life, ever since WWII, when as a GI, I emceed a show and introduced Bob Hope. He encouraged me to come to Hollywood when the war was over. Hope gave me the combination to the joke file lock and sent me to March Field to stand in for him 55 years ago, and I haven’t stopped since.” Grant, 84, will not be traveling alone. Also expected to take part in the trip are Victoria’s Secret models Selita Banks, Adriana Lima and Marisa Miller, along with actresses Stefani Powers, Kate Linder and Karri Turner. The celebs will all take part in a “Hollywood-style” parade on the base Saturday, with Grant serving as grand marshal. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“Hollywood has had a long relationship with our military, and USO handshake tours like this trip to Guantanamo reinforce that wonderful tradition,” Grant said. “The troops love it.” Grant has been traveling on USO tours 65 years, visiting troops in Korea, Vietnam, Beirut, the Persian Gulf and the Balkans. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The sun setting behind mountains near Palmdale brings a golden hue to the clouds and skies. Photo by Jeff Goldwater / Staff Photographer The 1980s brought a new boom. Rockwell International, which was already building space shuttles in Palmdale, hired more than 7,000 people to build B-1B bombers. Palmdale’s population shot from 13,000 people in 1980 to nearly 69,000 in 1990; Lancaster’s went from 48,000 to more than 97,000. The population boom again transformed the valley. Then the Cold War ended. B-2 stealth bomber jobs reached only about half the number expected. Unemployment climbed. So did foreclosures. But since the late 1990s, the economy has made a big turnaround. Home construction is filling up tracts, home prices are well past their 1990 peak and climbing faster than the state average, and new businesses are opening faster than they did even in the 1980s boom. More businesses are moving into the Lancaster Business Park and Palmdale’s new Fairways Business Park, many of them shifting out of the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys because of affordable space for expansion and affordable homes for employees. Senior Systems Technology opened an electronics-component plant in Palmdale in 1998. The same year, Michaels craft stores opened a 432,000-square-foot distribution center in Lancaster. Rite Aid opened its West Coast distribution center nearby. Countrywide Home Loans opened a loan servicing center in 2003 that now employs 1,100, with hundreds more jobs expected in the near future. U.S. Pole, which makes streetlight poles, relocated in 2003 from Sun Valley to a new 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Palmdale. The same year, Valencia-based Delta Scientific, which makes automated security barriers for U.S. embassies and other buildings, opened a 125,000-square-foot Palmdale plant. Regent Aerospace Corp. is building an 80,000-square-foot airplane-seat refurbishing plant in the Fox Industrial Park in Lancaster. GE Wind Energy took over wind-turbine factories in the Tehachapi area, providing more than 350 jobs. The Antelope Valley Mall, opened in 1990, is planning its biggest expansion, with a 16-screen theater, four restaurants, a hotel and new shops planned. Meanwhile, the giant 5,200-home Ana Verde master-planned community is going up on former cattle ranching land in southwest Palmdale. It is expected to be completed over the next six years. The neighboring 7,200-home Ritter Ranch, mired in legal and financial battles since the 1990s real estate slump, was taken over last year by Irvine-based home developer SunCal. Development of the ranch, spread out across rolling hills and valleys in west Palmdale, will last about a decade.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 After World War II, housing tracts sprang up on farmland and sagebrush desert around both Palmdale and Lancaster. Edwards’ flight-testing blossomed at the same time as the opening of aircraft manufacturing plants in Palmdale. In 1950, the U.S. government bought back Palmdale Airport from Los Angeles County and renamed it Air Force Plant 42. Lockheed opened a plant there in 1953, and North American, Convair and Northrop Douglas followed. Then came the first sign that aerospace is a boom-and-bust industry. The local economy crashed, led by Convair shutting its Plant 42 factory. Jobless aircraft workers moved out. Homes stood vacant. Real estate prices plunged. It took until the mid-1970s for the economy to revive. Helping out were the 1974 completion of the Antelope Valley Freeway and Lockheed’s L-1011 airliner production in Palmdale. From the arrival of the railroad in 1876 until World War II, the Antelope Valley was a farming community. Alfalfa, pears and almonds were irrigated by wells that pulled water from deep underground. Lancaster and Palmdale were tiny towns with dirt streets, populated by railroad workers and merchants. The transformation came with the creation of what is now Edwards Air Force Base for testing high-performance jets and rocket planes, flown by such pilots as Chuck Yeager. Muroc Dry Lake, east of Rosamond, had been used by the Army Air Corps since the 1930s for gunnery practice. Airmen lived in a tent camp on the dry lake shore.
“We have a lot of repeat offenders, whether it be truancy or lack of obedience, they don’t seem to get it,” said Detective Victor Hernandez, TORCH coordinator. “This program is primarily for parents who are not able to control their kids’ behaviors and to provide structure for the teens.” Hernandez said TORCH was copied from a program previously used by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “We went through their training and we made it our own and created it to meet our needs,” Hernandez said. “One of the things we did was implement a parenting class component so the parents are learning as the kids are going through the boot camp.” Eugene Partida, Matthew’s father, said he learned a lot from the program. “I am a big advocate of the program and I always talk to people about it who aren’t aware of it,” Eugene Partida, 43, said. “It was very positive but people need to understand it still takes work after the program ends, your kids won’t go on cruise control.” The program costs $45, which covers a uniform fee for the student participant and a book for the parents. It’s open to anyone able to attend the camp, which is held Saturdays at Mountain View High School in El Monte. Hernandez said while most kids who participate in the program are referred by counselors, school administration and the juvenile court systems, some chose to join the program on their own. “It’s a good way to get the kids to realize their mistakes and help them turn their lives around and it seems like the ones finishing the program move on and do well,” Hernandez said. At the camp, students are taught how to talk in a respectful way, how to follow instructions without questioning the reason and are given group counseling, first-aid training and martial arts instructions in addition to boot camp drills. “Kids don’t like the first two or three weeks. They are very apprehensive and rebellious,” Hernandez said. “But after the fifth or sixth week they start to come around and understand they are repeating the same things and have a choice to change their life.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL MONTE – Matthew Partida didn’t want to go to boot camp, but after getting expelled from school and being arrested twice, he said he really didn’t have a choice. “Before the program I got into a lot of trouble,” Matthew, 15, said. “I was arrested twice, I got kicked out of the \ and I almost got into fistfights with my dad. But after I finished I started doing things the right way.” Matthew is a graduate of the El Monte Police Department’s TORCH – or Teaching Obedience, Respect, Courage and Honor – Program created by the department’s community services division to help parents deal with their misbehaving kids. Established in 2000, the TORCH Program offers 12-week boot-camp sessions beginning in January, May and September, and is open to boys and girls ages 12-17.
The draw for the Donegal SFC will take place after Donegal’s clash with Cork at Fr. Tierney Park on Sunday evening.Donegal host Cork in a crucial Allianz National League encounter in Ballyshannon.However, immediately after the Donegal match all attentions will turn to club football as the draw for the Donegal Junior, Intermediate and Senior championships will take place. A group format will remain in place for the Donegal SFC for a third year running since the restructuring of the club championships in 2013.The overwhelmingly belief in the county is that the structure is a success, but the issue over when games will be played could be a divisive issue again this year.Donegal executives faced scathing criticism form Croke Park chiefs after the Donegal SFC was ran off in just six weeks following the All-Ireland Final.It is believed a similar scenario is unlikely and championships games will be played during the summer, although it could all depend again on the success of the Donegal Senior squad. The draw will take place from 4.30pm to 5pm. GAA: DONEGAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY was last modified: February 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ChampionshipsDonegal SFCdrawFr Tierney ParkGAAnewsSport
THE AURA Leisure Centre is involved in a ‘complicated’ legal dispute as a result of legal actions being taken by two people who slipped and fell at the Letterkenny complex, a court has heard.Two people are taking legal action for compensation after slipping and falling at the Aura, Letterkenny Circuit Court heard.A barrister told Judge John O’Hagan that there was no dispute over the claims but there was ‘considerable’ disagreement over who was responsible. The plaintiffs’ actions were either settled or would be settled.The defendants however, including Aura, architects and others were in dispute over who would settle the bill.“It’s got to the stage where even the tilers from Portugal are involved,” remarked the barrister.The defendants were listed in court as Aura Sport & Leisure and others: M Shiel & Co, Ms Holohan, Hegarty & Armstrong, Fishburns, Ennis & Assoc, Mason, Hayes, Curran/Good, Murray, Smith.Barristers representing three of the defendants told Judge John O’Hagan that two mediators had been appointed to discuss the liability in the case.Judge O’Hagan agreed to let the dispute over liability move to mediation.AURA LEISURE CENTRE IN ‘COMPLICATED’ LEGAL DISPUTE OVER SWIMMERS’ FALLS was last modified: April 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:AURA LEISURE CENTRE IN ‘COMPLICATED’ LEGAL DISPUTE OVER SWIMMERS’ FALLS