In order to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus in Nimba and other parts of Liberia, the Nimba County Ebola Response Task Force has erected a checkpoint at the St. John River before entering Nimba from Bong County.Nimba Superintendent Fong Zuagele told the Daily Observer that the newly erected checkpoint will strictly be for testing going in and out of Nimba County.“Anyone entering Nimba or leaving Nimba will be tested at this checkpoint to ascertain their temperature before leaving and if the temperature is higher then that person will be taken to the holding center at the United Methodist Center for an Ebola test,” he said.“We have a drum of water for hands washing; so we ask everybody to comply with security so we can make Liberia free of Ebola”, he asserted.At present, the County Task Force has three ambulances; one will be transporting those who are showing signs to the holder while the others will be taking positive cases to the center in Monrovia.Thirteen security officers, including six police officers, five BIN officers, two port health officers and a DEA agent have been trained to carefully man the checkpoint and ensure that all travelers go through temperature testing before passing through the checkpoint.Even though the outbreak of Ebola in Nimba is not as high as compared to other places in Liberia, yet it is reported that at least five persons have died from Ebola since the outbreak, with 13 persons in Nimba showing signs and symptoms.Supt. Zuagele urged the security at the checkpoint to be fair and honest in the discharge of their duties so as to avoid the further spread of Ebola.“Let’s help stop the spread this deadly Ebola virus by doing exactly what you were trained to do,” he admonished the joint security personnel at checkpoint.“This checkpoint is not created to check driver’s licenses, drugs or to extort money from anyone. It is strictly here for the Ebola,” he warned.Prior to the erecting of the Ebola Checkpoint, the assigned officers went under a mini workshop where they were ttaught about the various signs and symptoms of Ebola.They were told to consider all signs and symptoms while testing the temperature of a person.Dr. Lorene Cooper of Sanniquellie, the facilitator of the workshop, warned the officers not give in to any pressure under the pretext that someone is seriously sick and so they were rushing that person to the hospital.“The car should be stopped, and the person’s condition checked and if the person was bleeding, vomiting and toileting, s/he should be detained and the MOH team contacted at once so as to take him/her to the holding center,” she said.“Be polite with those whom you are interacting with. Do not rush on any unexplained dead body. Contact Ministry of Health immediately. The Nimba Task Force received a special thermometer called “thermoflah” from the iron ore mining giant, Arcelor Mittal. It can be used without it touching the body. It is in form of pistol and uses a high quality dry cell finger size battery.The security will be checking for anyone whose temperature is over 37.5c and if anyone’s temperature drops, he or she should be allowed to go; but if it is above the given degree, the person shouldn’t be allow to leave.“Put your country first and do not take any money from anyone at this checkpoint because the person wants to go or you know the person,” Dr. Lorene Cooper said.“Work as a team and be very straight and do not touch anyone,” she emphasized.The Nimba Police commander has promised that his men will not be involved in anything else besides what they were told to do to stop the spread of Ebola. The officers will make sure that no vehicle carry two persons in the front or four persons in back seat, in case of a taxi.“In exercise of our duty to combat Ebola, we’ll make sure that no taxi carries more than four and no motorcycle carry more one person at the back,” he said.Meanwhile, Supt. Zuagele has informed this newspaper that similar checkpoint was slated to be erected at the boundary with Grand Gedeh on Tuesday 12th August 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In the past two seasons, no opposing big man recognized quicker and passed out of UCLA’s double-teams faster than Florida’s Joakim Noah, and no opposing point guard was able to dictate the tempo and handle the Bruins’ half-court defensive pressure like the Gators’ Taurean Green. And no opponent possessed the devastating mix of athleticism and intensity like the Gators, which is why they steamrolled UCLA 73-57 in last year’s national championship game. But perhaps the scariest part of what happened a year ago is Florida returned all five starters from that team, and lost only one key reserve. That is what the Bruins, who lost three starters from last season, face when they meet Florida on Saturday in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. “We already know how Florida is,” UCLA sophomore point guard Darren Collison said. “They’re the team to beat. They’ve got the bells around them. They know what to expect. Every team has been giving them their best shot every single game, so we really give them credit for taking that heat. And we know how good they are as well.” Noah and Green were the Gators’ headliners in the title game, but they had plenty of assistance. Al Horford, a 6-10 forward/center, and 6-9 “small” forward Corey Brewer also scored in double-digits and played stifling defense. And there was also the sharpshooting off-guard, Lee Humphrey, who made 4 of 8 shots from 3-point range. “Florida, I said all along they’re the team to beat, and they’re still the team to beat,” Howland said. “They have experience. They have the best two big guys on the same team in the country, both future NBA players. “Brewer is absolutely terrific. He’ll be an NBA player, and really, the guy that’s unsung for them is (former NBA player) Sidney Green’s son. He’s one of the best point guards in the country. Their point guard, he’s terrific.” Florida’s starting five was the driving force in UCLA’s worst loss in more than 100 games, and each is back. Humphrey is a senior, the other four are juniors. Also, the Gators are balanced, led by Horford, who is averaging 13.4 points and 9.3rebounds per game. Green is scoring 13.1 points per game, followed by Brewer (13.1 ppg) and Noah (12.1 ppg), who is also grabbing 8.4 rebounds per game. The lone starter not averaging double-figures is Humphrey, who is at 9.8 points per game. Humphrey, however, is Florida’s best perimeter shooter, who regained his touch by going 7 of 13 from 3-point range in scoring 23 points against Oregon. Humphrey is shooting 45 percent from beyond the arc this season. The only contributor gone from last season is forward Adrian Moss, who was replaced by freshman Dan Werner. “There’s some obvious things about Florida,” UCLA guard Arron Afflalo said. “Their bigs, their presence as far as inside and out, are very good on both ends of the floor. That’s really the definition of a complete basketball team.” Also: Howland received a nice chunk of bonus change with the Bruins’ defeat of Kansas. According to Howland’s contract, he receives a $50,000 bonus for getting UCLA to the Final Four. He already earned a $25,000 bonus for winning the Pacific-10 Conference regular-season title, and will earn another $100,000 if the Bruins win the national championship. His contract guaranteed $1.15million this season. email@example.com (818) 713-3607160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Florida, the top seed in the Midwest Region and the tournament’s overall No. 1 seed, advanced to the Final Four with Sunday’s 85-77 defeat of third-seeded Oregon. The Gators have won 16 straight postseason games (10 in the NCAA Tournament, six in the Southeastern Conference tournament). UCLA, seeded second in the West, advanced to the Final Four for the 17th time in school history with Saturday’s 68-55 defeat of No. 1 seed Kansas. But the Bruins (30-5) already know the talent Florida (33-5) possesses, because they witnessed it firsthand in last year’s thrashing. The 6-foot-11 Noah had 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots as Florida held a double-digit lead throughout the second half and led by as many as 20 points (53-33) with less than 12 minutes remaining. The 16-point loss was UCLA’s worst since coach Ben Howland’s first season, when the Bruins were beaten at Arizona 107-83 on Feb. 14, 2004. “They are better than a year ago and present a great challenge for us,” Howland said. “They are unbelievably talented and obviously well-coached. They have no weaknesses.” UCLA replaced point guard Jordan Farmar with Collison, wing Cedric Bozeman with redshirt sophomore Josh Shipp and athletic center Ryan Hollins with rugged, bruising junior Lorenzo Mata. The Bruins are better at pressuring the ball and scoring in transition, but are not as consistent in their half-court offense.
1 Davide Zappacosta has turned a lot of heads with his performances for Torino this season Brighton and Swansea are ready to battle it out for Torino defender Davide Zappacosta.The right-back only moved to Turin last summer to act as a replacement for Matteo Darmian, who joined Manchester United for around £12million.However, since leaving Atalanta for Torino, Zappacosta has been a revelation and clubs have taken note of his consistent displays.Both Brighton and Swansea, according to Tuttosport, have scouted the Italian and are now ready to pounce this summer.Brighton’s pursuit of Zappacosta is likely to be dependent on them securing promotion to the Premier League and this may allow Swansea to act first.The Welsh club had scouts watch the right-back earlier this month and a formal offer could be made before the season ends.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! More than 150 Los Angeles-area students, nearly 20 of them from the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys, earned the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. For 11 years, the Prudential Spirit of Community celebration has been the nation’s largest youth recognition program based solely on volunteerism. Of the total number of honorees, eight were “distinguished finalists.” Among them were Nicole Lanz of Valencia High School in Valencia and Shivam Shodhan of Faith Baptist School in Canoga Park. Lanz founded a service organization to collect new and used backpacks, fill them with school supplies and deliver them to children in the Third World. Shodhan launched a program to collect used eyeglasses and distribute them to visually-impaired people in developing countries. All the honorees got certificates from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and commemorative CD carrying cases. After the ceremony at Seoul International Park, the award recipients pitched in to help clean up the park. Palmdale middle school student Ross Norman has returned from a week in Washington, D.C., as part of the People to People World Leadership Forum. There, he earned high school credit while studying leadership and exploring some of the United States’ most prominent monuments and institutions. Ross earned the honor based on his scholastic performance, civic involvement and leadership potential, according to his parents. President Dwight Eisenhower began the program in 1956 to foster world citizenship. The Moorpark College forensics team took fifth place at the national championship competition held earlier this month in Kansas City, Mo. The team – which has won the national championship eight times, second place 10 times and third place nine times since it began competing in 1972 – had labeled this season a “rebuilding year.” Among the individual team members to medal were Nichol Costa, who took gold in “communication analysis;” Jill Jacobs, who struck gold in “program oral interp;” and Alyssa Reinecker, who brought home the gold in “prose interpretation.” “Fortunately, it looks like we’ll have a very strong group of students returning next year,” coach Rolland Petrello said. “That should put us right back in contention for the national title.” Submit Community Column items via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills 91365.
The Parent Hub Donegal, a multi-agency working group of the Donegal Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) have launched their website. The website, launched recently in the Mount Errigal Hotel, has been a key focus of the work of the Parent Hub since their inception in 2013. From the outset the group recognized that there are a vast number of supportive services throughout the county of Donegal but often the extent of available support is not known.In order to increase access to information to parents and families it was agreed that a one stop shop for parents was the way forward. The ParenthubDonegal Website aims to be that one stop shop. The Website is a source of information and advice for families, connecting families to services and events across Donegal.There are currently 240 services up on the site ranging from Ante Natal Services, Breast Feeding Support, Dental Services, Public Health Nursing, Family Resource Centres, Counselling, Youth Services, Family Support Services, Social Work Services to name but a few.It is hoped to continue to build on the current information to include all community and statutory supports that a child and their family may need to access over the course of their childhood and on into adulthood.Parent Hub members at the launch.Over the years to come the group hope that no parent in Donegal should feel isolated. In addition to the availability of information on the Website, group members of the Hub are on the ground in different areas to support parents and their children. Some of the key members of the Hub include ParentStop, Lifestart, SpringBoard, Families Matter, Letterkenny Youth and Family Service, Foroige Teen Parent Support Programme, Tir Boghaine Teo, Spraoi agus Sport, Inishowen Development Partnership, Donegal Local Development Company, Saolta Ante Natal Services, HSE and Tusla.The Parent Support Programmes which have become widely available across Donegal over the past few years will be advertised on the Website. Next week sees a wide range of Parent Programmes starting up in different locations. The Parents Plus Early Years Programme, for parents of children aged 1-5years, will start in Letterkenny and in Pettigo.The Parents Plus Childrens Programme, for parents of primary school aged children, will run in Letterkenny, St Johnston and Buncrana. The Parents Plus Adolescent Programme, for parents of teens, will take place in Raphoe, Donegal Town and Milford. Finally, there will be a Parenting When Separated Programme run in Letterkenny.Finally, the Parent Hub would like to thank students from the Computer Department in LYIT who supported the development of the Website back in the initial stages. The group are very grateful to Lar Thompson who brought the site to its completed level and to Susan Doherty for all the work on inputting services.For more information on all the free Parent Programmes check out http://parenthubdonegal.ie/ or go to our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Parenthubdonegal/. Alternatively email email@example.com for more information about programmes.The Parent Hub Donegal, a multi-agency working group of the Donegal Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) are delighted to announce the launch of their Website.The Website, launched recently in the Mount Errigal Hotel, has been a key focus of the work of the Parent Hub since their inception in 2013. From the outset the group recognized that there are a vast number of supportive services throughout the county of Donegal but often the extent of available support is not known. In order to increase access to information to parents and families it was agreed that a one stop shop for parents was the way forward. The ParenthubDonegal Website aims to be that one stop shop.The Website is a source of information and advice for families, connecting families to services and events across Donegal. There are currently 240 services up on the site ranging from Ante Natal Services, Breast Feeding Support, Dental Services, Public Health Nursing, Family Resource Centres, Counselling, Youth Services, Family Support Services, Social Work Services to name but a few. It is hoped to continue to build on the current information to include all community and statutory supports that a child and their family may need to access over the course of their childhood and on into adulthood.Over the years to come the group hope that no parent in Donegal should feel isolated. In addition to the availability of information on the Website, group members of the Hub are on the ground in different areas to support parents and their children. Some of the key members of the Hub include ParentStop, Lifestart, SpringBoard, Families Matter, Letterkenny Youth and Family Service, Foroige Teen Parent Support Programme, Tir Boghaine Teo, Spraoi agus Sport, Inishowen Development Partnership, Donegal Local Development Company, Saolta Ante Natal Services, HSE and Tusla. The Parent Support Programmes which have become widely available across Donegal over the past few years will be advertised on the Website. Next week sees a wide range of Parent Programmes starting up in different locations. The Parents Plus Early Years Programme, for parents of children aged 1-5years, will start in Letterkenny and in Pettigo. The Parents Plus Childrens Programme, for parents of primary school aged children, will run in Letterkenny, St Johnston and Buncrana.The Parents Plus Adolescent Programme, for parents of teens, will take place in Raphoe, Donegal Town and Milford. Finally, there will be a Parenting When Separated Programme run in Letterkenny.Finally, the Parent Hub would like to thank students from the Computer Department in LYIT who supported the development of the Website back in the initial stages. The group are very grateful to Lar Thompson who brought the site to its completed level and to Susan Doherty for all the work on inputting services.For more information on all the free Parent Programmes check out http://parenthubdonegal.ie/ or go to our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Parenthubdonegal/.Vital website launched for parents across Donegal was last modified: September 27th, 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)
The Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Joe McHugh T.D., has welcomed Africa Day 2017 celebrations which are taking place today at Farmleigh Estate in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, with events also taking place this weekend and next in Cork, Kilkenny, Kildare, Limerick and Galway.More than 30,000 people are expected at the free family-friendly event at Farmleigh.Speaking ahead of the Dublin event, which he will officially open, Minister McHugh said: “I hope as many people as possible will join us for this year’s Africa Day celebration at Farmleigh and in the other five locations around the country.“Ireland’s connections with Africa have developed in many exciting ways over recent years. Africa Day gives us the opportunity to highlight these connections, as well as the vibrant African diaspora here in Ireland and the contribution that they make to Irish society. It is wonderful to have all the African Embassies at Farmleigh again this year and I am delighted that we will be joined by the Sudanese Embassy for the first time.“I am delighted that Irish Aid, the Government’s programme for overseas development, is centrally involved in the organisation of Africa Day. In addition to highlighting the cultural and economic potential of the continent, Africa Day also raises awareness of the progress that is being achieved through working with Irish Aid partners.“I am particularly pleased to see that, as well as our flagship event in Dublin, Africa Day events will take place in Cork, Galway, Kildare, Kilkenny and Limerick over the next two weeks. “Wherever you are celebrating Africa Day, it promises to be a great day out for everyone.”The national flagship event in Farmleigh, Dublin will have a jam-packed schedule of live music, as well as children’s entertainment, food, dance, drumming and sports. Three music stages will feature international and home-grown acts, such as Kíla, K.O.G. & THE ZONGO BRIGADE, the Discovery Gospel Choir, BARQ, and Aik J. There will also be an area for dancing, drumming workshops and storytelling.One of the focal points of the Africa Day Dublin event will be the outdoor African bazaar, called ‘Marrakech’. It will feature stalls from different African countries, offering food, drumming, dance, hair-braiding, henna hand-painting, traditional fashion designs, and lots more. In addition to African community groups, a range of development NGOs will be present in the bazaar, offering fun activities, while the African embassies in Ireland will also be represented at the event.A special children’s area, called ‘Mount Kiddimanjaro’, will include fun fair rides, drumming workshops, zorbing and face-painting.Africa Day events in Ireland are supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. For further information on Africa Day, visit: www.africaday.ie. Minister McHugh to officially open Africa Day in Dublin was last modified: May 21st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:africa dayjoe mc hugh
Despite a brave performance Finn Harps went down to First Division favourites Limerick FC at Jackman Park tonight.Limerick were 2-0 up and seemingly cruising at half-time but the Donegal side fought back bravely in the second half.Boasting such names as Joe Gamble and Denis Behan, the young Harps were left shell-shocked when they went 2-0 after just 25 minutes through goals by Padraic Quinn and Rory Gaffney. It looked like it could be a long night for travelling Harps fans as Limerick continued to carve out plenty of chances before the break.Keith Cowan picked dup a knock just before half-time and there as shock when it was revealed a short time later that the player had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.Limerick restarted well but it was Harps who pegged a goal back on 57 minutes through Adam Clarke.Limerick pressed again but Harps defence stood strong in front of the 820 fans who turned up for the game. In the end it was Harps who went looking to snatch a draw and Limerick were happy to run the clock down.Felix Healy and Peter Hutton will be happy with a spirited display from their young charges against a side who will be firm favourites to win the First Division. HARPS GO DOWN 2-1 DESPITE BRAVE SHOWING AGAINST FAVOURITES LIMERICK was last modified: March 2nd, 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)
CANYON COUNTRY – After severing his arm in a childhood accident nine years ago, Malik Singletary has made quite a comeback. The arm was successfully reattached, giving Singletary partial use of the limb, and the ordeal hasn’t stopped the 13-year-old from developing into one of the Santa Clarita Valley’s top young basketball and football players. “I just decided I would never give up. I think I can be an inspiration to other kids,” Singletary said. The accident nearly killed him when he was four. After getting his arm sliced off at the bicep when he stuck it in a washing machine, Singletary underwent 14 hours of reconstructive surgery. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It was completely severed, and the doctors weren’t sure if the veins and arteries would work again. There was only a 25 percent chance,” said Singletary’s father, Lamont. “I guess my son has really overcome the odds but I’m just thankful he’s still alive. He could have bled to death or gotten gangrene. There were so many different obstacles, and we’re just blessed he’s still here.” An eighth-grader at Sierra Vista Junior High in Canyon Country, Malik averaged about eight points and seven rebounds in basketball this past fall. In his second year of youth football this season, he starts as both an offensive and defensive lineman and is helping the Canyon Country Outlaws to a 6-0 record. His left arm is about seven inches shorter than his right arm and he can’t straighten it. Singletary usually wears long sleeves because he’s sensitive about the severe scarring and deformation. Because the 5-foot-9 Singletary continues to grow, he probably will need another operation soon. But Singletary is far from handicapped. “Malik is a really strong player,” said his basketball coach, Tad Gates. “He doesn’t have much movement with his left arm, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard him complain. He’s a good kid.” Naturally, his father loves watching his son play. “It’s totally awesome. It’s a blessing and I’m ecstatic about the effort that he’s put forward,” the elder Singletary said. Malik remembers the accident like yesterday. “My brothers and I were just playing around, and we dared each other to put our arm into the washing machine,” he said. “I didn’t want them to think I was chicken, so I did it. The scary thing was when my arm got caught, the machine starting pulling me in. If I wasn’t so tall for a four-year-old, that might have been it.” By now, Singletary has some perspective on the injury, and he considers himself lucky. “It was pretty bloody. You read in the news about other kids who have gone through things like this – I could have died,” he said. His father said it was at least a year before Malik was himself again. “To this day, my son doesn’t like to look at his arm. That’s why he wears long sleeves all day long every day,” he said. It’s a small price to pay. Singletary has quite a future as an athlete. He’s a neighbor and family friend of Canyon High’s star football player, J.J. DiLuigi, and next fall Singletary plans to enroll at Canyon and continue his athletic career. Gerry Gittelson, (661) 257-5218 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Drake aims to rebound with a return to the Knapp Center Saturday for the program’s annual ‘Legends Weekend’ honoring former players and teams. Special recognition will be given to the Bulldogs 1969 Final Four team on the 50th anniversary of their historic season. UNI 2/9/2019 – 5 p.m. Ellingson hit on three-pointers in two of the Bulldogs’ first three possessions of the game followed by a Thomas three-pointer to give Drake an early 9-2 lead less than three minutes into the game. Next Game: Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, that momentum was short-lived as Loyola’s Cameron Krutwig scored four points as part of a 9-2 Loyola run that stretched the Ramblers lead back out to double-digits where it remained until the final horn. Krutwig finished with 19 points and nine rebounds. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN MVC TV (FS Midwest/NBC Sports Chicago) Listen Live Watch Live Story Links “Obviously tonight was a tough night for us,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “We got off to a great start, but Loyola, especially Townes, was a lot for us tonight. He played like an all-league, Player of the Year type guy and we weren’t able to get him slowed down.” The game, versus UNI, is scheduled for 5 p.m. tipoff of Fox Sports Midwest and other MVCTV affiliates. Drake (17-7, 6-5 MVC) was led by 18 points from Brady Ellingson (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) on a 6-of-8 night shooting from the three-point arc. Noah Thomas (Sydney, Australia) added 16 points and five assists. As a team, Drake shot 45.1 percent from the field and 48.1 percent from three-point range but could not slow down the Ramblers despite pulling within nine points late in the second half. Print Friendly Version “I’m proud of the guys in the second half, we fought back and gave ourselves a chance but lost it again in a 2-3 minute strech,” DeVries added. Loyola (15-9, 7-3 MVC) scored a season-high 86 points on 71.4 percent shooting from three-point range to remain on top of the Missouri Valley Conference standings. However, Loyola answered with a 14-5 run to take a 19-17 lead midway through the half before assembling the 14-0 run that kept Drake off the board for six minutes and gave the Ramblers firm control of the contest at 48-32 heading into halftime. Loyola’s Townes scored five of his 21 first-half points during that 14-0 run en route to his career high. Turnovers helped fuel that Rambler run as Drake committed nine first-half turnovers that Loyola scored 16 points off of. Full Schedule Roster The halftime break did not slow the Ramblers as they opened the second half with six-straight points to take a 22-point lead three minutes into the half. Undeterred by the deficit, Drake engineered a 13-2 run capped by back-to-back-to-back Ellingson three-pointers to trim Loyola’s lead to nine, 59-50, with less than 11 minutes left in the contest. CHICAGO, Ill. – Led by a career-high 32 points from Marques Townes and a 14-0 first-half run, the Loyola Ramblers defeated the Drake University men’s basketball team, 86-64, Tuesday evening at Gentile Arena. Box Score (HTML) Box Score (PDF)
Pablo Machin’s Seville will be hoping to continue their barnstorming start to Spain’s Liga Santander when they host Villarreal at the Sanchez Picquan Stadium on Sunday afternoon.Pablo Machin’s side sit atop the embryonic La Liga table, ahead of Barcelona and Levante on goal scored, courtesy of the Andalucians’ 4-1 victory at newly promoted Rayo Vallecano on the opening weekend.If Spain’s oldest club are to improve on an abysmal domestic record that has seen them lift a solitary Primera Liga title back in 1945-46, freshly recruited striker Andre Silva must maintain his blistering start to the season. The Portuguese goal poacher plundered a hat-trick at Vallecano to lay down an early marker in the race for the Pichichi or Golden Boot.The 128-year-old club is making light work of balancing Europa League action with Liga Santander. On Thursday night, a Pablo Sarabia goal propelled Seville to a 1-0 victory at Czech outfit Sigma Olmonuc, to help Spain’s most successful side in Europe’s second tier competition, maintain their one hundred percent record.Perennial contenders and defending champions Barcelona, who brushed aside Alaves 3-0 on Day One thanks to a Lionel Messi brace, travel to Real Valladolid keenly aware that they fell 0-1 on their last ever visit to the newly promoted side. Title winning boss Ernesto Valverde could hand a start to World Cup winning defender Samuel Umtiti after handing him an extended break following the Russia finals.Rivals Real Madrid were effective without being spectacular in disposing of Getafe 2-0 on Match Day one. New manager Julen Lopetegui can count on the creative influence of Russia 2018 Golden Ball winner Luca Modric, as Croatia’s captain has denied trying to engineer a transfer to Italian giants Inter Milan. Club record signing Gareth Bale is to spearhead the attack.However, the Primera Liga action begins Friday night with a double header. Getafe will be aiming to atone for defeat to Real Madrid when they host the division’s smallest club, Eibar. Elsewhere, Leganes, who conceded an injury time winner in a 1-2 setback at Athletic Bilbao, are at home to free scoring Real Sociedad.Comments Tags: Spanish La Ligatop