Adams, Ruiz Gear Up for NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships

first_imgThe pole vault finals will take place Friday at 5:30 p.m. COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Southland Conference will have two representatives at the 2018 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships this weekend, with Tyler Adams of Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin’s Antonio Ruiz set to compete. Events will be held at Gilliam Indoor Station in College Station, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M. Adams, the four-time Southland heptathlon champion and all-time high point scorer at the conference championship meet, will compete in the heptathlon and high jump in College Station. At the 2018 league meet in Birmingham, Ala., the senior Bearkat earned three gold medals in the heptathlon (5,544), high jump (7-01.75) and long jump (24-02.25) along with a sixth-place 60m hurdles finish for a final point total of 34. Complete meet information can be found at Texas A&M’s championship homepage. Meet Schedule | Live Results | Live Video – Friday (5 p.m.) | Live Video – Saturday (4 p.m.)center_img The heptathlon events will begin at 12 p.m. CT on Friday with the 60m, long jump, shot put and high jump and conclude Saturday with the 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1,000m run. The 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will air on ESPN3 on Friday and on tape delay Sunday on ESPN2. The coverage for day one begins at 5:30 p.m. while Saturday’s stream is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Sunday’s tape-delay airing on ESPN2 is set for 6 p.m. Ruiz took gold in the pole vault at this year’s conference championship with a cleared height of 18-00.50, the league’s best overall on the season.last_img read more

‘1st, 2nd Divisions Spaces on Sale after July 17’

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association (LFA) has announced that clubs in the 1st and 2nd division teams that deliberately refuse to write the football house by Wednesday, July 17, 2014 about committing themselves to CAF’s Club Licensing System (CLS) will be dropped immediately.The LFA says the position of be clubs will be declared vacant and subsequently filled.Secretary General Alphonso Armah said yesterday that compulsory fill-in of spaces in the 1st and 2nd division is to uphold the revised statutes.He said key among the requirements are: youth team (ages 10-14 years), affidavit of ownership of clubs, stadium, practice pitch (at least up to three clubs could join), office space, proof of financial capacity, and a technical director (minimum high school graduate).Armah also noted that the LFA has agreed to use the Antoinette Tubman Stadium for all applied teams and stressed that 1st division to cover 50% of the key requirements, while 2nd division should do 30%.“These registration requirements serve as a prelude to the implementation of the LFA Club Licensing whose compliance for the participation of LFA 2014/2015 League,” Armah said.He added: “The decision is to improve the standard of football in the country in pursuant to FIFA and CAF directives.”Armah indicated that FIFA in its Circular No. 1128 of December 28, 2007 explained the Club Licensing Regulations as the “basic working document for the club licensing system, through which the different members of the football family can promote common principles in football.”He intoned that FIFA seeks to ensure that clubs participating in any competition fulfill minimum standard requirements and the regulations set forth by FIFA took effect from January 1, 2008.“For CAF, the 2012/13 season was slated as the take-off date but in a recent circular, the continental body granted a grace period and set a new date of November 30, 2014,” Armah said. “The circular mandated all its national affiliates including the LFA to confirm in writing by January 30, 2013 that the licensing regulation has been adopted by its congress which we did and subsequently adopted in our statute on January 18, 2014.”Meanwhile, some stakeholders who begged not to be identified reminded the LFA to take into consideration the country’s poor economy and be flexible in the implementation of the CLS.They noted that there should be a deferment and the LFA should meet CAF to set-up a role-map in achieving the Club Licensing System or else most clubs would pull out and hundreds of youths will lose their jobs.They said further that the LFA, like in Nigeria, should set up a body or committee which would be responsible to decide on whether a license is granted an applicant on the basis of the ‘final approved documents provided.’They also requested a committee, called the Appeals Body, which would be responsible to decide on appeals submitted in writing and make a final and binding decision on whether a license shall be granted.“It is for this purpose that governments exist to make rules and ensure that the rules are complied with. Every profession, business, social group and competition have their qualification thresholds and conditions for retaining membership,” they argued. “To participate in any sport, the organising body sets standards to be met by either nations, clubs or individuals and only those who are committed to abiding by the set regulations are admitted and retained. It is same for football.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

TV CHEF PAUL KELLY TO HOST GREAT DONEGAL JUNIOR BAKE OFF

first_imgFEATURES: Famed television pastry chef Paul Kelly from The Great Irish Bake Off is returning to Donegal where he began his career to host a special bake off event for secondary school pupils.Kelly, who has worked in many five star hotels around Ireland and the rest of the world, and is currently Executive Pastry Chef at The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, started his career as a commi chef in The Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh. To commemorate the centenary of 1916, the Great Donegal Junior Bake will feature aspiring chefs from secondary schools all over the county who will have one and a half hours to make a show stopping edible cake that celebrates 1916.The event, which is in aid of Irish Autism Action and St Riaghans National School Parents Association, will be held in The Highlands Hotel, Glenties on 20th May 2016.Doors open at 7. In addition to the bake off, there will be cooking demonstrations from Kelly and local chefs as well as a special 1916-themed play performed by the pupils of St Riaghans.During his visit, Kelly will also spend some time at St Riaghans school where he will meet the children and raise the Health Promoting School flag. Speaking about the Junior Bake Off, Kelly says: I love going back to Donegal and my Passion is Pastry so hosting this competition offers me the opportunity to combine both while at the same time helping to fundraise for a very worthy cause.“I am really looking forward to getting my ruler out, meeting the contestants and having a fun evening with everyone involved.”Paula Roarty, chairperson of the St Riaghans Parents Association, says: “We are very grateful to Paul for his generosity in helping to make this event a reality.“It will be an unforgettable evening for those taking part in the competition and for everyone in the audience.“Hopefully, the competition will be the inspiration for some of the aspiring chefs on the night to go on and forge successful careers in the future.”About Irish Autism Action: Formed in 2001, Irish Autism Action is dedicated to bringing positive change into the lives of those affected by autism and provides a wide range of services including awareness raising, early detection diagnosis, education support, advocacy, counselling, helpline, home based support, transition planning, social housing, research information and advice for families upon receiving diagnosis.An umbrella organisation with 33 member groups and 3,500 individual members in practically every county in Ireland, Irish Autism Action set up Ireland’s first National Diagnostic and Assessment Centre, known as Solas, based in Dublin.It also launched a dedicated National Autism Helpline, operated by parents, providing impartial and confidential information, advice and support for people with an autistic spectrum disorder, their families and professionals.About St Riaghans National School Parents Association: Since its formation in 2005, St Riaghan’s National School Parents Association has been very involved in fundraising and providing financial support for school activities for the children.We have held a number of bric-a-brac and book sales, cake sales and a skip-a-thon to raise funds.In addition to fundraising, the association hosts and finances an Easter Egg hunt every year and also organises a very popular annual summer fun night social event for the children and parents.St Riaghans National School is a two teacher school located in Drimnacrosh, outside Glenties which has just gained its flag as a Health Promoting School with a strong focus on healthy eating and physical activity.TV CHEF PAUL KELLY TO HOST GREAT DONEGAL JUNIOR BAKE OFF was last modified: May 18th, 2016 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:autismJunior Bake OffPaul KellyTV Cheflast_img read more