Nicholls Sweeps Week One’s Football Awards

first_imgHonorable Mention: Oscar Hernandez, Abilene Christian; Alec Chadwick, Houston Baptist; Tyler Slaydon, Lamar. Defensive Player of the Week: Sully Laiche – Jr. – Defensive Lineman – Gramercy, La.Although a complete effort on defense for Nicholls, Laiche was one of the stars of the game, finishing with 2.0 sacks and a total of 4.0 tackles for loss. With the game tied at 10 before the half, Laiche notched the first of two Colonels sacks that pushed Kansas out of field goal range. He tallied five tackles in the game as the Colonels limited Kansas to 255 yards of offense, 56 on the ground and six sacks. Week 2 NotesFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Kendall Bussey, Sully Laiche and Lorran Fonseca earned the first weekly awards of the 2018 season after a historic weekend for the Colonels, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Chason Virgil, Southeastern La.; Bill McCrary III, Abilene Christian; Bailey Zappe, Houston Baptist. Honorable Mention: Gabe Foster, McNeese; Tamarcus Russel, Southeastern La.; Langston Tunson, Houston Baptist; Juan Jackson, Central Arkansas. The Colonels took down Kansas 26-23 in overtime Saturday to earn their first victory over a Power-5 school. It’s Nicholls’ fourth-ever win against an FBS program. Tim Rebowe’s side has the opportunity to knock off another FBS team when the team takes on Tulane in New Orleans on Saturday at 7 p.m. It will be the first ever-matchup between the two sides.center_img Offensive Player of the Week: Kendall Bussey – Jr. – Running Back – New Orleans, La.In his debut for Nicholls, Bussey rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown to help lead the Colonels past the Jayhawks. The former Texas A&M Aggie had his biggest run of the night in the third quarter with the game tied as he exploded up in the middle untouched for a 40-yard score. The junior running back from New Orleans, also had two catches for 11 yards and accounted for eight of Nicholls’ 17 first downs. Special Teams Player of the Week: Lorran Fonseca – Sr. – Kicker – Hercules, Calif.Picking up right where he left off last season, Fonseca knocked in a pair of field goals in the Colonels’ season opener. After making good from 28 yards in the second quarter to tie the game, Fonseca came through in the clutch to even the score again with less than a minute remaining in regulation. Kansas had taken the lead at the five-minute mark and Nicholls answered by setting up a 43-yarder for the senior from Hercules, Calif. In just 13 career games for the Colonels, Fonseca has 20 field goals with nine going for 40 yards or longer. Junior running back Bussey picked up Offensive Player of the Week while junior defensive lineman Laiche secured defensive honors. Fonseca added another Special Teams Player of the Week award to his name after winning two in 2017. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Another hockey team in Fort St. John?

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Western States Hockey League is looking to expand into western Canada.The 23 team league classifies itself as a Junior Tier II who’s level of competition would fall between Junior ‘B’ and Junior ‘A’.The league is a pay-to-play system, as players from across the globe between the ages of 16 to 20 are eligible to participate. Team fees range from $5,000 to $10,000 annually.- Advertisement -The WSHL’s new Canadian division plans to cover Saskatchewan, Alberta and northern British Columbia. “We look at expanding as a significant opportunity to expand our brand into western Canada,” said President Ron White. “I think given where we’re at we’re probably within 30 days of announcing the original six locations.”Fort St. John is one of five possible destinations the league is looking at expanding to which also includes Dawson Creek, Whitecourt, Cold Lake and a location in northern Saskatchewan.However, Fort St. John Senior Flyers President Paul van Nostrand doesn’t see a new team coming to the Energetic City. “I don’t think there is much to it,” added van Nostrand. “From what I understand after checking out the website, I don’t think it’s got much traction.”Advertisement The league currently consists of 23 teams.last_img read more

Super booklet for Donegal to coincide with Heritage Week

first_imgThe County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council has compiled the County Donegal ‘Heritage Week’ Event Guide which is a free, pocket-size booklet that outlines 108 Heritage Week events taking place across County Donegal and most of them are free. National Heritage Week takes place from Saturday, August 20 to Sunday, August 28, 2016 and is coordinated by The Heritage Council and Local Authority Heritage Officers.The County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide will be launched by Cllr. Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach, Donegal County Council in the County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny on Monday, August 8 at 12 noon. Event organisers can collect their copies of the County Donegal ‘Heritage Week’ Event Guide at the launch. Everyone is welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.The aims of Heritage Week are to raise awareness of our heritage and to encourage its preservation, conservation and promotion.County Donegal is the county with the most events taking place per head of population and Cultural Services, Donegal County Council has organised, or is hosting 24 of the 108 ‘Heritage Week’ events planned in County Donegal. Events include heritage open days, guided walks, fieldtrips, exhibitions, conferences, illustrated talks, historical re-enactments, birds of prey, whale watching, garden tours, traditional skills demonstrations, craft fairs, skills training, launch events, film screenings, storytelling, traditional music and children’s activities.“As we commemorate ‘100 Years of Heritage’, people from across County Donegal have come together to organise another great programme of events for National Heritage Week” said Joseph Gallagher, Heritage Officer, Donegal County Council. He added “Museums, heritage centres, heritage organisations, community groups, individuals and Cultural Services, Donegal County Council have again demonstrated their commitment to conserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. In these challenging times for our heritage, their efforts help to raise awareness, foster interest and generate pride in our heritage, convey our sense of place and identity as well as attract visitors, support jobs and sustain local economies. Credit for the success of ‘Heritage Week’ in County Donegal must go to the people who organise events (many on a voluntary basis) and the communities that support them.“Last year, the West Inishowen History & Heritage Society scooped the National Heritage Week ‘Cool for Kids’ Award for its family fun day in Buncrana.” At national government level, Heritage is part of the newly-reconfigured Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs. In the new Programme for a Partnership Government, there are commitments to prepare a new National Heritage Plan, to publish the first National Cultural Policy and to strengthen the role of Local Authority Heritage Officers.”Copies of the County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide will be available in tourist offices, libraries, public service centres, museums and heritage centres next week and on-line at or booklet for Donegal to coincide with Heritage Week was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 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:Donegal Heritage Weeklast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal judge has slammed what he was told by Gardai was a “culture” of drinking and illegal opening hours in Falcarragh and the surrounding areas.Judge Paul Kelly made his remarks this morning as he dealt with a number of cases at the court which was sitting in Letterkenny.A number of cases from Falcarragh, Dunfanaghy and other areas came before him to be dealt with. Some involved alleged assaults after pubs had closed while others involved people being found in pubs long after the official closing time.Judge Kelly said there seemed to be a particular problem in this area of the county in relation to drink.He was told by Inspector Michael Harrison that it appeared to be a ‘culture’ of such behavior.Judge Kelly said there was no question that after hours opening in pubs was directly linked with fighting and assaults “as people pour out of takeaways.”JUDGE SLAMS CULTURE OF AFTER HOURS DRINKING AND FIGHTING was last modified: May 16th, 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:DunfanaghyFalcarraghfightingJudge Paul Kellylast_img read more

UCLA line taking a hands down approach

first_imgFor a while it seemed more of UCLA quarterback Drew Olson’s passes were batted down at the line of scrimmage than made it near the intended receiver last week against Washington. Bruins offensive line coach Tom Cable and center Mike McCloskey said the fault lies with those blocking for Olson. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 McCloskey said blocking the Bears lower would keep the defenders from getting their hands high when Olson passed. Washington batted down at least six passes at the line of scrimmage. Cable added he may have given too much information for the youngsters sophomore guards Shannon Tevaga and Chris Joseph and sophomore tackle Brian Abraham to digest. “We’re not getting (the defenders’) hands down … that’s the guys up front,” said Cable, who is also UCLA’s offensive coordinator. “I think I’ve spent a lot of time with those three young guys and I think I’ve probably over-cooked some things … but that’s all right.” Big crowd coming A UCLA official said late Friday that all general admission tickets were sold and fewer than 2,000 reserved tickets remained for what figures to be the biggest non-USC crowd in years. For those not wishing to park at the Rose Bowl, free shuttle buses are available at the Parsons Engineering parking lot in downtown Pasadena (Walnut and Fair Oaks). Too often Washington’s defensive linemen were quick to get their hands up to clog passing lanes, they said. So the 20th-ranked Bruins worked on remedying that as they prepared for today’s meeting with No. 10 California at the Rose Bowl. “You have to stay firm on the line of scrimmage,” McCloskey said. “On the three-step drops, you can’t give (the defense) any penetration. You have to really focus on getting your hands on them, pushing them out. If you do that, they’re not going to want to put their hands up.” center_img There is a $6 charge to park at the lot. The shuttles begin running four hours before kickoff, and stop one hour after the game. Olson’s allegiance Olson, who grew up minutes from Cal’s campus in Piedmont, makes no secret he is a big Bears fan. In fact, during UCLA’s bye last season, he attended the Cal-Stanford game. “I’m still a Cal fan,” Olson said. “Just not this week.” Olson said he still enjoys going to games in Berkeley, and was asked if he wore a Cal hat when in attendance. “No, I wouldn’t go that far,” he said with a huge grin. Forbath selected UCLA commit Kai Forbath, a kicker from Notre Dame High of Sherman Oaks, was selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl all-star game Jan. 7 in San Antonio. 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


first_imgJOB VACANCY: A Donegal construction company are looking to recruit a Foreman for a number of upcoming projects. Management at the company want an experienced Foreman who has at least FIVE years experience in the industry.The projects will be based in the North-West area. The Foreman will be tasked with the responsibility of overseeing ground works and road works.If you’re interested then apply for the position NOW!Please forward your CV via e-mail to VACANCY: DONEGAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY SEEK FOREMAN FOR IMMEDIATE START was last modified: September 23rd, 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

Two from Tlou as Bafana down Lesotho

first_img3 June 2013Orlando Pirates midfielder Tlou Segolela scored a goal in each half as Bafana Bafana defeated Lesotho 2-0 in an international friendly match played at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru, Lesotho on Sunday.South Africa remains unbeaten against the Mountain Kingdom with five victories in six meetings and one draw.Bafana struggled to put their passes together early on as the team adjusted to the artificial surface and a strong wind at their backs. They managed a number of chances, however, but it was only on the stroke of half-time that Segolela opened the scoring following a fine pass from Kaizer Chiefs’ midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala.Tap-inIt was an easy tap-in for the man nicknamed Sox and it gave the cheering Bafana supporters something to celebrate going into the break.The second half started with coach Gordon Igesund making several changes as he continued to give more players the opportunity to impress ahead of the forthcoming crucial 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Central African Republic and Ethiopia.Bafana continued to pressurise the hosts and their efforts were rewarded on 60 minutes when Segolela pounced on a ball that had been weakly parried away by goalkeeper Kholuoe Phasumane and slotted a low, left-footed shot into the far corner.It could have been 3-0 seven minutes later after striker Bernard Parker latched on to a pass from Tshabalala, but his shot was cleared off the line with the goalkeeper well beaten.‘Confidence-booster’“The two goals were a great confidence-booster for me, but credit must go to the whole team as we worked very hard to achieve this result,” Segolela said afterwards.“We did very well in windy conditions and this should set us up for a great travel to Cameroon. Hopefully we will repeat the same performance and even improve it slightly,” he added.Both South Africa and Lesotho used the friendly as preparation for their upcoming Brazil 2014 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers.South Africa faces the Central African Republic (CAR) on Saturday, 8 June in Yaounde, Cameroon, with the second match coming the following weekend against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa on Sunday, 16 June.Bafana line-upWith injuries hampering Bafana Bafana’s preparations, head coach Gordon Igesund used a vastly different side on Sunday to the one that defeated the CAR 2- 0 in March in Cape Town.Missing from the side were captain Itumeleng Khune, Thuso Phala and Reneilwe Letsholonyane, who were not even on the bench for the Lesotho encounter. Thabo Nthete was handed the captain’s armband for the match.The main focus for the match, however, was trying out different combinations in defence where several players had to withdraw from the squad due to injuries.Nthete played alongside Eric Mathoho in central defence – the first time they had done so so in the national team, even though they had played together at Bloemfontein Celtic before Mathoho made the switch to Kaizer Chiefs. Mathoho was replaced by Tefo Mashamaite in the second half.Also coming on in the second stanza was Tebogo Langerman at left-back in place of Ricardo Nunes, while Senzo Meyiwa made his Bafana Bafana debut when he replaced Wayne Sandilands at goalkeeper.‘Very pleased’“I gave a couple of players a run and I was very pleased with the outcome. We had to get to the bottom of our defensive troubles before we travel to CAR and Ethiopia. It was important to get it right here today. What I saw gave me a clear indication of what we need to do in our next match, which is very crucial,” said Igesund.“Now we know what we need to work on and I believe we will get better, more so because Phala, May Mahlangu, Khune, Tokelo Rantie and Letsholonyane will be available for the two matches. So it was a good exercise for us and we have taken a lot from this match,” he added.“I am happy with the result, but more so with the performance. I saw a lot that I needed to see, because without this match I would have had to experiment in Cameroon, which is very dangerous.”Bafana Bafana depart for Cameroon on Tuesday afternoon.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

Cape Town night sky tops at photo contest

first_imgCape Town photographer Eric Nathan’s shot of the Mother City at night has earned him the top prize at the International Earth & Sky Photo Contest. But it also points out the effect light pollution has on our skies and the need to reclaim and reconnect with the stars. Eric Nathan’s image of Cape Town at night has earned the photographer worldwide acclaim. His image beat 839 entries to claim top prize at the International Earth & Sky Photo Contest. Click image to view in larger resolution. (Image: Eric Nathan) Staff writerWhen Cape Town photographer Eric Nathan stood at the top of Lion’s Head on a cold June night and snapped the Mother City, he would not have thought the image would garner worldwide attention. Yet it has done exactly that.The photograph Nathan titled Star trails above Table Mountain has earned him first prize in the 2015 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest, beating 839 other entries. It also took top spot in the Against the Lights category. But apart from these accolades, the success of Nathan’s image is in showing the effects of light pollution and that we need to reconnect with the stars we have lost to artificial light.The competition is hosted by photographic institution The World at Night (TWAN) and Dark Skies Awareness Project, which looks to preserve natural sites that are important to astronomical studies.Nathan, who lives between the Cape Town and London, would have taken more than seven hours to produce the image as it is a stack of over 900 30-second exposures.The image shows just how artificial light has come to dominate the natural world, with Table Mountain framed by the southern areas to the left and the exclusive beachside suburbs of Camps Bay to the right.According to TWAN, the images selected as winners were most effective in showing how important and delicate the starry sky is, and how bad the problem of light pollution has become. “Today, most city skies are virtually devoid of stars. Light pollution is not only a major waste of energy, it also obscures the stars, disrupts ecosystems and has adverse health effects.”TWAN founder and contest chair, Babak Tafreshi, said the contest’s goal was to present the night sky in this context and encourage us to preserve and reconnect with it. “The sky above us is an essential part of our nature, a heritage for us and other species on this planet.”View the rest of the 2015 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest entries:last_img read more

Impressive Color Grading Breakdowns

first_imgPull back the curtain on color grading in these insightful breakdown videos. Studying breakdown videos is a great way to become a better colorist.Fine tune your color grading skills by spending time examining how a colorist has created a particular look, node by node. Thankfully some colorists, eager to demonstrate their skills, have done this for you.Here is a quick round up of some great color grading breakdowns. In the video above colorist Charles-Etienne Pascal demonstrates how he created a look for Elisapie’s music video ‘Life is what you make it’. For each breakdown in his ever growing series, he also provides some extra notes and stills on his website, so be sure to check them out in more detail there too. At the bottom of this post I’ve rounded up his entire series so far!Short Film Color Grading BreakdownColorist Juan Melara shares some great insights into how he created the look (inspired in part by Skyfall) for the short film Deep Water. Shot on the ARRI Alexa in LogC Pro Res, Juan started his look with a film print emulation LUT.I used a Kodak 2393 LUT with a D55 (5500K) white point. Which results in a warmer image compared to the common D65 (6500k) white point. This was purely a creative choice – I liked what the warmer white point did to the skin tones, in particular in the interior scenes and also the way it shifts blues towards greens.In this blog post Juan goes into more detail about creating the different looks needed throughout the film. Although the film hasn’t been released online yet, you can still check out plenty of gorgeous looking stills on Juan’s site. We previously featured Juan’s impressive Hollywood Blockbuster color grading tutorial here. Low-Budget Feature Color Grading BreakdownThe Splice Community is a great place to discover new talent and check out some of the work behind their ‘work’. In this post on the low-budget feature film Coyote, colorist Tawan Bazemore shares what it took to complete the color grading on the film in just a week. Check out the trailer above or jump over to the Splice Community site to hear more details from Tawan, along with stills from the final grade.“This was the fastest grade on a feature film I have ever done before. I did all of the styling and the final grade in seven days. Which just goes to show what can be done when the director and cinematography know exactly what they want from you. The amazing thing is that this was one of the first films Joe had ever directed.”More Color Grading BreakdownsIf this isn’t enough color grading breakdowns for you then check out these great looks created by colorist Chris Hall.If you’re interested in a more tutorial based color grading breakdown then the DaVinci Resolve series from colorist Jesse Borkowski should fit the bill. Watch each of the videos in this “Creating a Look Node By Node” series in my previous posts here and here.I See Hue’s Color Grading SeriesHere is a quick roundup of colorist Charles-Etienne Pascal’s (I See Hue) complete color grading breakdown series. Follow the links for each of the videos below to see the step-by-step process he went through to create these looks.Color Grading Breakdown Series – Shot 01Color Grading Breakdown Series – Shot 02Color Grading Breakdown Series – Shot 03Color Grading Breakdown Series – Shot 04Color Grading Breakdown Series – Shot 05Color Grading Breakdown Series – Shot 06last_img read more

Indian-origin Man Charged with Stabbing Wife in Singapore

first_imgAn Indian-origin man in Singapore was charged with voluntarily causing grievous hurt to his wife by dangerous means on Jan. 1. Jayselan N Chandrasegar, 29, is said to have used a 10 cm long knife blade to stab his wife Mayuri Krishnakumar, 26, in Geylang on Dec. 30.Chandrasegar allegedly stabbed Krishnakumar twice in her abdomen and twice on her lower back, causing her to suffer puncture wounds. He is accused of using a weapon that is likely to cause death, Channel News Asia reported. He was arrested soon after the incident.Krishnakumar was admitted at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital after the attack and was said to be in a stable condition.“Mayuri is my wife. For the mistake that she did, I admit that what I did to her was wrong. I only stabbed her twice, and not more than that,” Chandrasegar said in court after his charge was read to him, speaking through a Tamil court interpreter, according to the Straits Times.Krishnakumar was reported to be walking with another man and soon after she parted ways with him, her husband came and stabbed her. The incident was captured on video by a bystander and was shared on the social media.“I did not think that I would do such a thing to my wife. I have a child at home. I couldn’t take it that she did this to me and my child,” he added.Chandrasegar, a former patient of the Institute of Mental Health, has requested to be kept in a solitary environment at the IMH. He claimed that he would not be able to stay with any other person, as this would affect his condition. The judge said that his request will be conveyed to the institute, the Straits Times reported.His request for a phone call was turned down by the court, and he could be heard swearing as he was being escorted out of the dock, the report added.If the court convicts him, he could be jailed for life or up to 15 years. He is also liable to a fine or caning. For now, he will be remanded at IMH for psychiatric evaluation for two weeks and is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 15.In December 2017, Indian engineer Prabu Natarajan, 33, was sentenced to three weeks in jail and fined $2,500 for molesting a woman and house trespass by a Singapore court. Related ItemsSingaporelast_img read more