Ellen Congratulates Portugal on Observance of National Day

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and People of the Portuguese Republic on the occasion of that country’s National Day.In her message to Anibal Antonio Cavaco Silva, President of the Portuguese Republic, President Sirleaf extended warmest felicitation on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia, and in her own name. She acknowledged that the day is in remembrance of the anniversary of the death of the National Literary Icon Luis de Camôes 1580. She noted that as the people of Portugal celebrate this joyous occasion, the ties of friendship and cooperation existing between the two nations and Peoples will be further enhanced to their mutual benefits.President Sirleaf added that as a result of Portugal’s support, including those of other members of the International Community, Liberia was on May 9, Liberia declared free from the Ebola Virus transmission. She observed that the end of Ebola in Liberia has ultimately created an enabling environment for the re-launching of the country’s reconstruction efforts.She then wished for President Cavaco Silva good health and for the people of the Portuguese Republic, a happy festive season.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Local Govt Commissioners calls for Town Clerk to be fired

first_imgCity Hall woes…says complaints against him flooding bodyWhile a no-confidence motion against Town Clerk Royston King may have been stopped in its tracks at the level of City Hall, it has been revealed that the Local Government Commission is in receipt of a number of complaints against him.Three of the eight members of the commission held a press conference on Friday at the office of the Leader of the Opposition, and were asked whether complaints against the unpopular Town Clerk have reached the level of the commission.“You asked about Mr King? Look at the newspapers today (Friday), there areTown Clerk Royston Kingabout two or three complaints against him. As a minister in charge of the municipalities, I was asked to dismiss King years ago. We don’t have any (complaints) against the Mayor (Patricia Chase-Green). Complaints are coming about King.”So said Commissioner Clinton Collymore, who served as Local Government Minister under the previous administration. Advancing that no love has been lost between King and the city he administers, Collymore questioned why, as Town Clerk, King has not resigned as yet. He noted that the Town Clerk has been a subject at many of the meetings the commission held.“Almost at every meeting, (commissioners) raise these matters…And I don’t know why he doesn’t go. He should go!” a vociferous Collymore urged.The Commission is charged with, among other things, control over who gets appointed as officials in the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils and other local authorities. This means that the municipality of Georgetown comes under its jurisdiction. In addition, it would have to approve budgets for the NDCs.Carol Sooba, now a member of the Local Government Commission, was once Town Clerk, until her ouster following the 2015 General and Regional Elections. Asked to comment on the controversies King now finds himself in, Sooba noted that when she was Town Clerk, she could not do the things King stands accused of, but was held to a higher standard.Another former Local Government Minister, Norman Whittaker, noted that the Town Clerk must at all times be guided by the law. He stressed that as an administrative officer, King is not bound to seek a consensus when making routine decisions. Whittaker pointed out, however, that significant changes must first gain the approval of the council.“He must be guided by the regulations, the by-laws. The laws and regulations are there in terms of his work. You can’t spend a set of money to do something the council is not aware of. The gentleman, I would say, has been allowed to do his own thing,” Whittaker said.Dissatisfaction with King’s performance has grown over the past months, and pressure has mounted for his removal, since the hierarchy of the People’s National Congress Reform has expressed no confidence in his ability to function.There have been protests against the City Hall administration, with the actions of King being cited. A no-confidence motion was recently brought against King, which accused him, among other things, of overstepping his bounds. The no-confidence motion stated that King acted outside the interests of the citizens of Georgetown, and showed gross disrespect for the Municipal and District Councils Act, Chap 28:01. Several instances of the Town Clerk disregarding the stipulations of Chap 28:01 were cited by former Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan in his ill-fated motion.“The removal of the vendors from the Stabroek Market and Robb Street environs in 2016/2017 without the authorisation of Council…brought great distress and hardship on said vendors, and…saw Central Government intervening, reiterating that vendors ought to be treated with sensitivity; President David Granger describing the latter action as ‘reckless’,” the motion stated. Additionally, the document identified the issues that stemmed from the controversial parking meter project, outlining procurement issues and Government’s response. The late to non-payment of National Insurance Scheme (NIS) contributions was also cited.The implementation of container fees and the subsequent unilateral decision to block certain businesses for failing to comply; failure to account for $300 million allocated for the Georgetown Restoration Programme, resulting in the Auditor General announcing a forensic audit of the City’s books; disrespect for the tendering process; non-payment of contractors and inaccuracy in the financial reporting were all reasons that led to Duncan submitting the motion, and fellow AFC Councillor and then Deputy Mayor, Lionel Jaikaran, seconding it.last_img read more

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EBD community “under siege” from constant robberies

first_imgThe community of Hutsonville on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) has faced constant robberies in recent times, and residents have now called out law enforcement officials for turning a blind eye to the situation.One resident, Randolph Jackman contacted Guyana Times on Wednesday, stating that there have been over six robberies in the gated community in recent times. Hutsonville, which is located a stone’s throw away from Craig, was a quiet community until recently.According to him, the mode of operation for the bandits is to rob houses whose owners are overseas. During each robbery, mostly electrical appliances are stolen.“We are under siege, more or less. We have six houses that have been robbed. Everyone that left to go overseas, their house is being robbed and the Police is doing literally nothing. Maybe if they passed and they see the house is locked up, eventually they’re in the house. They even went into one home twice,” Jackman relayed.He added, “They carry away flat-screen TVs, any electrical equipment, microwaves, mixers, blenders, PlayStations, DVDs and every single thing. Once it is electrical, it is gone.”The man recalled that his wife was also a victim of the serial robbers back in September. She was held at gunpoint while their home was ransacked and valuables taken. It is unknown how many perpetrators are involved.“My wife was robbed at gunpoint here in broad daylight. It was 11 o’clock in the day. I had the footage. I gave it to the Police and to date, we’ve got no understanding. She’s frustrated,” he said.They are calling for patrols and for the Police to investigate the incident with the aim of putting an end to the situation. This, he added, will put the residents at ease knowing that their homes would not be broken into and robbed.“We have not seen a single patrol here for God knows how long. No patrols. One person was at Grove Police Station and he was waiting for hours [because] there was no transportation. He left that day.”last_img read more

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Army hopes degrees will help win recruits

first_imgThe Army met its goal of recruiting 80,000 new soldiers for the budget year that ended Sunday. But Army leaders have acknowledged they face a tough recruiting climate as the Army seeks to increase its force of active duty Army, National Guard and Reserve troops by 74,000 in the next four years.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Kimberly HeflinG THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – The Army plans to offer accredited college credit hours for its training programs with enough offerings that a soldier could retire with a bachelor’s degree. The program is called the College of the American Soldier and is viewed as a recruitment tool as the Army seeks to expand its force. With the offering, the Army will be able to tell recruits to come in to learn a skill and to obtain an education, said Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, who outlined the program during a meeting Tuesday with reporters. Freakley is head of Army Accession Command, which is responsible for recruiting and the initial training of soldiers. He said the Army is working with colleges to get its training programs accredited. Under it, every new recruit in basic training will have the option of obtaining a technical certification in a skill such as welding or potentially 17 hours of college credit in leadership, first aid and other areas, he said. “The idea would be, by the time you are a staff sergeant, somewhere between six and 10 years in the Army, you’re going to have your associate’s degree,” Freakley said. Soldiers who attend the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy could get 45 hours of credit because they have to take classes in areas such as literature and public speaking, he said. Those who retire as a master sergeant or sergeant major could have a bachelor’s degree, he said. last_img read more

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Girls’ top 10

first_img 3. Saugus8-1-12 Friday’s game against Burroughs is first in 25 days. 4. Royal7-2-14 Needs to regain momentum from Buena title after two-week layoff. TeamRec.Pvs. 1. Harvard-Westlake5-1-31 Wolverines are 29-2-9 during four-year run as Mission champ. 2. El Camino Real7-1-23 Junior Ashleigh Thomas is unsung hero at Hart tournament. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson 5. Canyon7-1-35 Unbeaten in 21 Foothill games entering Friday’s opener against Burbank. 6. Westlake5-2-16 Goalkeeper Caitlin Hart still questionable following shoulder injury in December. 7. Agoura4-1-27 Tough stretch upcoming with T.O., Moorpark and Royal in next six days. 8. Flint. Sac. Hrt.11-28 Freshmen Bianca Garoian and Pip Harrigan combined for five goals, 13 assists. 9. Oaks Christian6-2-19 Important Frontier matchup Tuesday at Nordhoff. center_img 10. Thousand Oaks4-2-310 Can play its way back into Marmonte race with win over Agoura. POTENTIAL UPSET Valencia’s girls’ soccer team clinched a Southern Section Div. II playoff spot with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Hart of Newhall last season. Although the Vikings have several underclassmen on their roster, Valencia returns a number of players from last year’s team, including goalkeeper Brooke Gauvin. Her presence gives the Vikings a chance to record a similar result when the teams meet in Friday’s league opener at Hart. Even a tie could help Valencia in its quest to return to the postseason. RANDOM NUMBER 11. Area-leading number of shutouts recorded by Sylmar goalkeeper Nicole Gonzalez. THEY SAID IT “We knew we could play with the best in the league and that’s what they showed. This is a big confidence-builder for us in this area.” – Lancaster girls’ soccer coach Rick Acuna on his team defeating defending Golden League champion Highland of Palmdale 2-0 in the championship game of the Lancaster tournament. GAME OF THE WEEK No. 4 Royal at No. 7 Agoura, Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Should the Chargers survive two tough tests against Thousand Oaks and Moorpark in the days leading up to this showdown, their Marmonte League game against the defending-champion Highlanders could be one of the most important of the first half of the season. THE FINAL HURDLE Although she’s only 17, Highland of Palmdale junior Janet Mendez has trained with and played in international exhibitions with Mexico’s women’s national soccer team. But the stakes promise to be a little higher when Mendez leaves today to take another five-hour flight to Mexico City. This time, her performance during a week-long training session could land her a spot on Mexico’s 25-player pool as the team begins its march toward securing a berth in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, scheduled for Sept. 23-Oct. 13 in China. Qualifying begins in late spring, although dates and locations have yet to be announced. The 2006 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the final qualifying tournament for the World Cup, will be held in November. “I know if I try really hard, I think I can make it,” said Mendez, who has played only half of one game with Highland because of an earlier trip to Mexico this season and a knee injury suffered Dec. 1 against Paraclete of Lancaster. “It’s been difficult because I want to be able to play with my team, but if I make the team, I think it would be my greatest accomplishment.” Mendez – who had 12 goals and 11 assists for Highland last season – earned her spot among 28 girls invited to the final tryout by playing international friendlies last summer against the United States and Canada. “(Playing in those games) was a very big thing for me because there were a lot of people out there watching,” said Mendez, who played half of both games. “My biggest motivation is to represent the country. When you have that uniform on you, it’s something different than you’ve ever experienced. It inspires you more and you feel like you can do anything.” If Mendez is selected, she’ll be with the team until Jan. 27. If she doesn’t make the cut for the final 25, she’ll return approximately Jan. 14. “I met with the girls after practice Monday and told them to just get used to playing without her,” Highland coach Juan Paolo said. “I told them that we are a very good team and capable of repeating (as Golden League champion) without her, and that if she does come back, we’ll be that much better with her in there.” LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE As of Sunday, more than a dozen area girls’ soccer standouts had given verbal commitments to Division I universities and will be signing national letters of intent in February. Only one – Bree Thornton of L.A. Baptist in North Hills – will be doing so while not playing high school soccer during her senior year. Thornton, who has committed to Missouri, elected not to compete this season after suffering a torn right ACL during a club soccer tournament last April. Thornton, who received All-Southern Section and All-Area honors during her junior season, made a strong recovery following reconstructive surgery but decided not to rejoin the Knights during the winter campaign. “We thought it prudent to hold her out of high school competition this season,” said Ernie Thornton, Bree’s father. Although she missed out on an opportunity to compete on the state Olympic Development Program team, Thornton is excited about returning to her under-17 club team, the So Cal Blues, in March, with the goal of winning a national championship during the summer. “She is just looking forward now and not worrying about things she can’t change,” Ernie Thornton said. “We believe everything happens for a reason.” Thornton, an honors student at L.A. Baptist, chose Missouri over UC Santa Barbara, Boston University and the University of Denver, her father’s alma mater. GOING STREAKING Several area teams brought league unbeaten streaks of at least 10 games into this season, with Harvard-Westlake of Studio City and Highland of Palmdale having the first chance to add to their runs when they opened Mission and Golden play Wednesday night. Harvard-Westlake, the four-time Mission champion, entered Wednesday’s contest against Louisville of Woodland Hills with a 16-game league unbeaten streak. Highland, the defending Golden champion, was riding a 10-game winning streak in league entering its opener against Antelope Valley. The area’s two longest league unbeaten streaks will be put to the test in the next week, with Canyon of Canyon Country – a four-time champion in the Foothill League – putting a 21-game run on the line when it plays host to Burbank on Friday in its opener. Oaks Christian, which is 22-0-2 all-time in Frontier League play, travels to rival Nordhoff of Ojai in its opener on Tuesday. Competition in the City Section leagues begins next week, with North Hollywood putting a 10-game winning streak on the line in Sunset Six play Monday against visiting Verdugo Hills of Tujunga. Monroe of North Hills enters Wednesday’s Valley Mission opener at Van Nuys with a 10-game unbeaten streak. El Camino Real of Woodland Hills, which had a 21-game overall unbeaten streak snapped earlier this season against Mater Dei of Santa Ana, is 9-0-1 in its past 10 West Valley League matches entering Tuesday’s opener at rival Chatsworth. TAKE TWO As tournament director Ray Tippet grabbed the championship trophy for the annual Hart of Newhall tournament and looked toward El Camino Real of Woodland Hills’ players and coaches, he jokingly mentioned that he was tired of giving the award to the Conquistadores. That’s because for the third time in four years, ECR won the Hart tournament – defeating the Indians 4-2 – becoming the first team in more than a decade to win back-to-back titles. The Indians last won their own tournament in 1998. Despite the graduation of four-year varsity players Nikki Walberg and Ashley Zwoyer and although they’re relying on freshmen Chelsea Forte, Sasha Scott and Jessica Stadheim to anchor their back line on defense, this year’s ECR team has already shown signs that it might be better than the one that defeated Palisades of Pacific Palisades 4-0 in last year’s City final. “They have a great attitude. They want to win and they go out there to win every time they step on the field,” said Conquistadores coach Shanna Sarris, whose team is bidding for its City-record sixth consecutive title. “And if they continue to play like this, they’ll accomplish that.” LEAGUE UPDATES Foothill: Friday marks the beginning of the farewell tour for Burbank and Burroughs of Burbank, who is headed to the Pacific League next season. Burbank plays at Canyon and Saugus plays at Burroughs. The most important game of the day matches Valencia at Hart at 3:15 p.m. Golden: In the first three days of the league schedule, two games should have important playoff implications. Knight of Palmdale played at Lancaster on Wednesday night and Highland of Palmdale plays host to rival Quartz Hill at 6 p.m. Friday. Highland defeated Quartz Hill 1-0 last season for its first victory over the Rebels since 1997, snapping a 15-game winless stretch in the series. Marmonte: Agoura, which recorded an impressive 3-0 victory against host Thousand Oaks before the holiday break, will have an opportunity to sweep the season series against the Lancers when the teams meet at 6 p.m. Friday. Agoura, considered among the favorites to win the league title, also has to play Moorpark on Monday and Royal of Simi Valley on Wednesday in one of the most important stretches of its season. Agoura, Moorpark and Westlake entered January as the three teams without a loss in league play, although the Warriors appear to have the most upside with junior Kate Edwards making her season debut Jan. 11 against Newbury Park. Mission: Because of the Rose Bowl game, Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Canada Flintridge and Alemany of Mission Hills agreed to move their match, originally scheduled for Wednesday, to Feb. 6. The Tologs are also playing Friday’s game against visiting Chaminade of West Hills at St. Francis High in La Canada Flintridge at 3:15 p.m., instead of 5 p.m., in order to accommodate co-coach Frank Pace, who has another commitment later that night. Sunset Six: North Hollywood, which went undefeated in league last season and advanced to the second round of the City playoffs before losing to Taft of Woodland Hills 1-0, appears to be the clear favorite after compiling a 12-2-3 record during nonleague play. Alma Guardado, Xiomara Martinez, Maricela Quintanilla and freshman Franchesca Vasquez have led the Huskies this season. Valley Mission: After having its 15-game unbeaten streak snapped by Victor Valley on Dec. 27, Sylmar (12-1-5) rebounded with convincing victories over Garey of Pomona and Brethren Christian of Huntington Beach in the Lancaster tournament to enter January as one of the favorites to challenge Monroe of North Hills for the league title. 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

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DONEGAL TUNNEL TIGERS COMPLETE LAST CROSSRAIL DRIVE IN LONDON

first_imgJIMMY’S BUILDING TUNNELS: The newest generation of the fabled Donegal Tunnel Tigers have completed their last drive as part of a massive £15 billion pound Crossrail Project. They broke through into Farringdon Station yesterday which signals the end of the monster project. The Donegal Tunnel Tigers have been central to the completion of one of the biggest construction projects ever undertaken in the city.A fortnight ago we covered a story on a group of men from The Rosses who had been integral to the completion of the project and who have been driving force behind it from day one.With many of the men from The Rosses having worked on the project for THREE years!The latest crew of Donegal Tunnel Tigers that made the breakthrough at Farringdon station, Sean Rooney, Neil Ferry, Hugh Curran, Matthew Frys, Padraig Anthony Ferry and Christopher McFadden are all pictured above after the completing the job with the Donegal flag flying proudly. Well done lads.Tir Chonaill Abú.DONEGAL TUNNEL TIGERS COMPLETE LAST CROSSRAIL DRIVE IN LONDON was last modified: May 28th, 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

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WHY RAMELTON WAS AN EGGS-TRA SPECIAL PLACE TO BE

first_imgA terrific family Easter Egg Hunt was held in Drumonaghan Woods, Ramelton yesterday and organisers managed to raise €1038 for the Donegal Down Syndrome Association.Lilly Pyper is pictured with the Easter BunnyThe event, organised by Martin & Amber Pyper, Ramelton, had a special visit by the Easter Bunny.Martin & Amber would like to thank all the local businesses who sponsored the Easter Eggs, everyone who turned out to support the event and to friends and family who helped on the day. The winner of the Easter Hamper was Darragh McDaid, and Winner of the Bunny was the Duffy Family.A great day was had by all. WHY RAMELTON WAS AN EGGS-TRA SPECIAL PLACE TO BE was last modified: April 1st, 2013 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:Downs Syndrome AssociationEaster egg huntRameltonlast_img read more

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Santa Clarita lives to be stuff of reality drama

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week There will be an open casting call for local residents Sunday at Santa Clarita Studios for the project, titled “The Other Valley.” Jackie Zeman of “General Hospital” is pegged to host. Madeiras, a New York native, has been a television director for 27 years, with credits for “All My Children” and “Days of Our Lives,” according to the Internet Movie Database. She moved to the Santa Clarita Valley about five years ago and has been studying her adopted home – its development, economic growth, domestic follies – with a dramaturge’s eye. “What intrigued me about the area is that it’s ever-changing,” she said. “I think it is going to be the new (San Fernando) Valley. Where there is shift, there is drama, and where there is drama, there is interesting storytelling.” The show’s title is a nod to the original Valley south of the Newhall Pass. From her neighbors, co-producer Stacey Lietz said she hears yearning to find the San Fernando Valley of their youth in Santa Clarita. “That preplanned feeling of community that was brought here – everything’s about family here,” said Lietz, 37, who grew up in Woodland Hills before moving to Santa Clarita 2 years ago to raise her two children. “Even in the outskirts of town, it’s about family. “(In the San Fernando Valley) you can drive a mile or two, and you will be in an area you don’t want to get stuck in – crime (and) really, really rundown homes where people don’t take care of them.” Even that enduring 1980s icon – the Valley Girl – is alive and well in the Santa Clarita Valley, albeit with a few subtle differences. “The voices are not as high-pitched,” Madeiras said. “They’re both using their parents’ credit cards. They’re both blond. They do appear to be friendlier up here.” Despite apparent suburban bliss, Lietz said she’s heard plenty of stories that make great reality-show fodder – as about hijinks worthy of the ladies of Wisteria Lane on the ABC television hit “Desperate Housewives.” “My grass is the same as the grass in the San Fernando Valley. I could’ve brought my problems here like anybody else,” she said. “Dirty divorces, a couple of affairs. Just because my house is pretty and has a white picket fence, that doesn’t mean it’s the same on the inside. It’s just the spice of life that nobody talks about. “Besides, the San Fernando Valley is so hooked up into Hollywood. If it does happen there, you don’t blink an eye.” Madeiras said she is aiming to bring the show online by next summer – perhaps two half-hour episodes per week streamed on the Web, along with interactive events with the cast. But it’s the private lives of the cast members that will shape the show. “I’m looking for the value of life, and that involves comedy and drama and outside-the-box kinds of programming – and presenting that in a respectful way. “What slices of life will emerge from the casting call? The people themselves are going to determine what Santa Clarita will look like.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com IF YOU GO: The casting call for “The Other Valley” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Santa Clarita Studios, 25149 Anza Drive, Valencia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Mention Santa Clarita Valley, and most envision manicured lawns, clean, broad boulevards and rows upon rows of identical, evenly spaced tract homes. But beneath the pastel-colored stucco facade, entertainment veteran Mary Madeiras sees the stuff of drama. “I want to dig in and see,” said Madeiras, a TV daytime-soap director who is creating a Web-based reality series set in the Santa Clarita Valley. “What this will show is that everybody’s alike. … Their hopes, their dreams, the transitions that people are going through in their lives – we all share in that no matter what region we’re from.” last_img read more

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Pair Of Bulldogs Win MVC Women’s Soccer Weekly Awards

first_imgHurt played all 90 minutes in each of Drake’s wins. She helped blank South Dakota, 1-0 and assisted on both of Drake’s goals in the comeback win over Milwaukee. Hurt leads the team in assists this season with three and has 10 in her career. Her career assists total is tied for eighth all-time in program history. Drake travels to the Navy Invitational this weekend for matches against Navy on Sept. 9 and Towson on Sept. 11. Print Friendly Version ST. LOUIS – Sophomore Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) of the Drake University women’s soccer team was named Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week while junior defender Kasey Hurt (Ankeny, Iowa) was named MVC Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday, Sept. 6. This is the first MVC Offensive Player of the Week award and MVC Defensive Player of the Week award for Brand and Hurt, respectively, in their careers. Brand was outstanding this past weekend for the Bulldogs scoring the winning goals in each of the team’s victories. Her first game-winner came in the 29th minute in Drake’s 1-0 win over South Dakota Friday night. She followed that with the game-winner in the 83rd minute as Drake rallied to defeat Milwaukee, 2-1, Sunday. Brand leads the team in goals scored this season with three and has eight in her career.last_img read more

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Bulldog Top 10 of 2016-17: No. 1 — Women’s Basketball Wins MVC Tournament and Advances to First Round of NCAA Tournament

first_img2016-17 featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics to celebrate. Thank you for following on www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com for the year’s top 10 moments. Print Friendly Version No. 5 – Men’s Tennis MVC Title Ingle led the Bulldogs with a career-high of 22 points in addition to seven assists. Ingle, who was named tournament MVP, forced the overtime period with a jumper as time expired in regulation to tie the game 63-63. In the overtime period, Ingle gave her team a cushion with an early three-pointer followed by a jumper to lead 71-66 less than three minutes into overtime play. With just 18 seconds remaining, a pair of free throw by Wendell sealed the victory. No. 6 – Wendell Leaves a Legacy at Drake CAITLIN INGLE SENDS IT TO OT!!!! pic.twitter.com/G4KE7OGFR4— Drake Women’s Hoops (@DrakeWBB) March 12, 2017 No. 4 – Women’s Basketball Goes Undefeated No. 8 – MacLeod Becomes All-Time Leader in Drake Men’s Soccer History 3Q 1:08 | The steal, layup and finish that sparked a MASSIVE Drake run!Bulldogs lead 60-48! pic.twitter.com/osc7rfiIGh— Drake Women’s Hoops (@DrakeWBB) March 11, 2017 No. 10 – Football Finishes the 2016 Season Strong No. 2 – Saubert Drafted in the NFL Drake’s historic season came to an end with a 67-54 loss against Kansas State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 18. This was the team’s first loss since December 21, 2016. The No. 1 moment of the 2016-17 season comes after the Drake women’s basketball team’s historic undefeated regular season (18-0) and their hunger to win their sixth MVC Tournament title and first since 2007. Entering the MVC Hoops for the Heartland Tournament held on March 9-12 in Moline, Ill., as the top-seeded team, the Bulldogs cruised past Illinois State, winning with a score of 64-40 and advancing to the MVC semifinals for the second-straight season. Lizzy Wendell led all scorers with 17 points. ??’s all around pic.twitter.com/TFoSVKy9t4— Drake Women’s Hoops (@DrakeWBB) March 10, 2017 Kansas State held a five-point, 30-25, lead at halftime that Drake was unable to overcome in the second half as the Wildcats held Drake to 4-of-16 shooting and an 0-of-7 performance from the three-point arc in the third quarter. The Bulldogs shot 36.5 percent in the game and were 7-of-24 from the three-point arc while Kansas State converted at a 47.3 percent clip. With a win over Illinois State, Drake advanced to the semifinals of the MVC Tournament where they competed against No. 5 Wichita State. The Bulldogs rallied from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat the shockers, 86-68. Drake outscored Wichita State 59-35 in the final two quarters and advanced to the MVC Championship game for the 12th time in history, making its first appearance since 2014. The overtime win added three more MVC competition wins to the Bulldogs’ perfect 18-0 season, giving the team a 22-straight win streak, the second longest win streak in the nation.WE DID IT!!!! pic.twitter.com/Pr1LtABmOi— Drake Women’s Hoops (@DrakeWBB) March 12, 2017 The Bulldogs defeated No. 2 University of Northern Iowa in the championship game of the MVC Tournament on March 12 with a final overtime score of 74-69. With the win, the women’s basketball team earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the 11th appearance in program history. No. 9 – Men’s Basketball Defeats Missouri State No. 7 – Student Athletes Receive Academic Honors The 2016-17 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2017-18, www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com will look back at the top 10 moments of the 2016-17 throughout the months of June and July. No. 3 – Fischer Completes a Record-Holding Season Story Linkslast_img read more

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