Team Southland Unveiled for 3X3U National Championship

first_imgThe Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship will begin on Friday with 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m. CT and will continue on Saturday with another 24 pool play games streamed live on Twitter from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. CT. The event will conclude on Sunday with the quarterfinals broadcast live on Twitter from 12:35-2 p.m. CT, and the semifinals, third-place game and championship game broadcast live on ESPN2 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. CT.Our #3X3U play-by-play announcer @the_realkylem breaks it down and gets you ready for a fast, highlight-filled, style of play.Make history with us at the first-ever 3X3 National Championship, March 30-April 1 in San Antonio, TX. Get your tickets ??— 3X3U National Championship (@3X3UHoops) March 23, 2018 Tickets for the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship are on sale now and start at just $15 with multi-day and group packages available. Every game of the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship matters as money will be on the line at all times throughout the competition. Participants will compete for a $100,000 prize pool that will be distributed as follows: Each pool play win will earn the team $1,000. A quarterfinal win will earn the team $1,000. A semifinal win will earn the team $1,000. The team that wins the third-place game will earn $1,000. The team that wins the championship will earn $50,000. For more information on the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, including buying tickets, event updates, details and rules, please follow us on Twitter, @3X3UHoops, or visit Team Southland features Joseph Kilgore from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Shawn Johnson from UIW, Travin Thibodeaux from New Orleans, and Jordan Capps from Southeastern Louisiana.center_img Each team roster will be comprised of four eligible seniors from the same Division I college basketball conference. Teams will be organized into eight pools of four and each team will be guaranteed three pool play games. The Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship Player Selection Committee consists of college basketball experts from a wide range of media outlets including ESPN, CBS Sports, The Athletic, USA Today, NBC Sports, The Ringer, and more. The Committee worked feverishly throughout the season to determine the nation’s top senior college basketball players who have been selected to compete. The complete rosters for each conference will be revealed through a series of studio shows streamed live on Twitter once a day from Monday, March 26 through Thursday, March 29. “We are so excited to host these 128 players at this one-of-a-kind event,” said Drew Russell, Intersport’s Vice President of Sports Properties. “For fans, this will be an opportunity to see the nation’s top seniors compete in the rapidly growing and fast-paced nature of 3-on-3 basketball. For players, it will be one last opportunity to showcase their skills on a national stage and give them the chance to earn a significant sum of money. It will also expose them to the 3-on-3 format which may lead to new opportunities as they take the next step in their professional careers.” SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Four student-athletes have been selected to represent the Southland Conference in the inaugural Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship. This ground-breaking new event will pit 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams, comprised of seniors who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility, will compete for a $100,000 prize pool viewable live on Twitter and ESPN2 from Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 at St. Mary’s University’s Bill Greehey Arena in San Antonio.last_img read more

Messi above Ronaldo, Rooney tops Liverpool and Chelsea stars – what ranking is it?

first_img 8. Didier Drogba – 103 Premier League goals in 248 games for Chelsea in two spells at Stamford Bridge (2004-2012 and 2014 to date) – click the arrow above, right, to see which seven players have scored the most league goals for their current club in Europe’s top leagues – Cristiano Ronaldo’s five-goal haul for Real Madrid last weekend further increased his incredible tally of goals in a Real Madrid shirt, but which players have netted the most league goals for their current club? We looked at the top four leagues in Europe to find out, namely La Liga, the Bundesliga, Serie A and the Premier League. And in eighth spot it’s Chelsea’s Didier Drogba, who’s added three league strikers to the century he notched for the Blues in his first spell at Stamford Bridge. Take a look at the top seven one club goal wonders by clicking the arrow on the image above. 8 7. Steven Gerrard – 117 Premier League goals in 499 games for Liverpool since 1998 8 2. Francesco Totti – 240 Serie A goals for Roma in 582 games since 1993 6. Stefan Kiessling – 119 Bundesliga goals for Bayer Leverkusen in 280 games since 2006 4. Antonio Di Natale – 185 Serie A goals in 351 games for Udinese since 2004 8 8 8 5. Wayne Rooney – 170 Premier League goals in 334 games for Manchester United since 2004 8 All statistics correct on 7 April 2015.Only players from UEFA’s top four ranked domestic divisions included, namely La Liga, Bundesliga, Premier League and Serie A.What do you think of the stats above? Let us know by leaving a comment below… 8 8 3. Cristiano Ronaldo – 213 Liga goals for Real Madrid in 191 games since 2009 1. Lionel Messi – 275 Liga goals for Barcelona in 304 games since 2004last_img read more

Transfer boost for Liverpool as Serie A star made available for £20million

first_imgLiverpool have been put on red alert after learning Sampdoria are willing to sell Luis Muriel to a foreign club.The Reds have been tracking the forward since March but originally it had been reported he would be staying put.The Colombian has struck 10 times in Serie A and Sampdoria were reluctant to let him go over fears they would not find a suitable replacement.However, according to Tutto Mercato, that stance has now softened and Muriel can leave this summer.But the 26-year-old will only be allowed to move abroad as Sampdoria do not want to strengthen any of their Serie A rivals.That news will be music to Liverpool’s ears, who may now press ahead with a bid for the £20m-rated forward. 1 Luis Muriel last_img

Man broke into apartment with son and robbed woman

first_imgA man has been found guilty of burgling the home of a woman he had met in Alcoholics Anonymous.Francis McDonagh, 41, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court charged with burgling the home of Caroline McDaid in Buncrana and stealing €70. McDonagh entered the apartment at Sliabh Sneacht along with his son Francis Junior on September 30th, 2015.Ms McDaid had been sleeping on the sofa and awoke to find the two men standing over her.She told them she was going for a walk with her dog and told them to be gone when she came back. She said it all happened very quickly.When she returned she found that €70, a €50 note and a €20 note, which had been on her kitchen was missing.She informed Gardai and they arrested McDonagh, of College Row, Letterkenny, and his son just four minutes away from Ms McDaid’s apartment.Mr McDonagh Jnr had both a €50 and €20 note in his jacket pocket. Both men were intoxicated.The court heard how Mr McDonagh Snr was friendly with Ms McDaid whom he had met in Alcoholic’s Anonymous and often went for coffee together. Ms McDaid also said they smoked cannabis together.The court heard how McDonagh Snr often called to Ms McDaid and had fixed a blind for her and she asked him to paint her apartment.Ms McDaid revealed how she suspected McDonagh of taking a key to her apartment but how he would never enter her apartment when she was not there.Barrister for McDonagh Snr, Sean MacAodhna, said that although it was accepted the money was found on McDonagh Jnr, there is no evidence that he acted in concert with his son while in the apartment.The jury took just fifteen minutes of deliberation to find McDonagh guilty of the charge.McDonagh, whom the court was told has 23 previous convictions, will be sentenced by Judge Martin Nolan next Tuesday.Man broke into apartment with son and robbed woman was last modified: February 1st, 2017 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:buncranaburgalrydonegalFrancis McDonaghlast_img read more

Liverpool target demands showdown talks with Barcelona

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED LATEST TRANSFER NEWS REVEALED Cillessen has not been given chance at Barca 1 Jasper Cillessen has called for showdown talks with Barcelona – amid interest from Liverpool.The goalkeeper moved to the Spanish champions in 2016 from Ajax but he has made just two league appearances since then. moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The 29-year-old has instead had to settle for playing time in cup competitions and he is now ready to leave.Liverpool are interested in Cillessen as they have prioritised bringing in a new goalkeeper this summer to replace Loris Karius.The Reds had been looking at Alisson of Roma, but it appears as though he is off to Real Madrid.That has pushed Cillessen forward as a viable alternative and the Dutchman is aware of Liverpool’s interest.As such, according to Sport, he has called for talks with Barca to clarify his future.Cillessen’s current contract at the Nou Camp runs until June 2021 and has a release clause worth over £50m.However, it is reported that Barcelona would be willing to let him leave for half of that. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets targets IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM last_img read more

Trainee carpenter banned for not having insurance for the third time

first_imgA Ballybofey man who was caught by Gardai driving for the third while not covered by insurance has been put off the road for two years.Ryan Kelly was stopped by Gardai at Sessiaghneill on March 10th last and asked for insurance. Kelly, a carpenter by profession, failed to produce the relevant documents and was only on a learner’s permit.The 23-year-old from Corgary appeared at Letterkenny District Court where Judge Paul Kelly was told he had five previous convictions.Two of these previous charges were for not having car insurance.Solicitor Donough Cleary said his client was only driving his mother’s car for a distance of one mile.Judge Paul Kelly fined the accused €500 and banned him from driving for two years and also fined him a further €200 for driving alone with only a learner’s permit.Trainee carpenter banned for not having insurance for the third time was last modified: November 17th, 2017 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:bannedcarpentercourtdonegalRyan Kellylast_img read more

Approval granted for filling of Pathology Department vacancies

first_imgApproval has now been given to fill the vacant posts in Letterkenny University Hospital’s Pathology Department.Deputy Charlie McConlaogue had been making representations to the HSE & Minister for Health since it was revealed that the Pathology service would have to outsource some testing to private laboratories due to inadequate staffing.Deputy McConalogue commented, “Health Service management have confirmed with me that approval has now been given to fill the vacancies in the Pathology Department immediately. “As a panel for recruitment for these vacancies is in place, it is envisaged that the department will be back to normal capacity within the next four weeks.“The referral of tests to private laboratories will be phased out as vacant posts are filled.“This is welcome news but it is entirely regrettable that the situation arose in the first place and that public funds have been spent on private testing which could have been carried out in a fully staffed Pathology Department.”The Inishowen TD said this entire situation is a shocking indictment of this Government & HSE mismanagement of our health services. He added “Situations that can be avoided are not. All too often we see reaction to a crisis rather than proactively seeking to address the various issues in our frontline health services.“I will closely monitor the situation with regard to the recruitment of staff to the Pathology Department and do all I can to fight for additional resources for our local health services & hospital.”Approval granted for filling of Pathology Department vacancies was last modified: June 13th, 2019 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:donegalluhpathologyVacancieslast_img read more

Man seriously injured after ‘one-punch’ assault

first_imgA man has been hospitalised following an alleged ‘one-punch’ assault in Buncrana last Friday night.Gardaí are investigating the incident which occurred outside a pub on Main Street Buncrana at around 9.30pm.The man was punched as he left a local premises and fell to the ground, banging his head and suffering serious injuries. The suspect is believed to have fled the scene.Gardaí have confirmed that they are gathering and viewing CCTV footage from the area.Investigators are calling on members of the public who may have witnessed the assault to come forward by calling Buncrana Garda Station on (074) 932 0540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111Man seriously injured after ‘one-punch’ assault was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

South-South investment booming

first_img17 October 2006Transnational companies from developing countries such as Brazil, China, India and South Africa are generating increasing outflows of foreign direct investment – mostly into other developing countries, contributing to a “burgeoning shift in the structure of the world economy,” the United Nations’ trade and development body said on Monday.Releasing its World Investment Report 2006, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) said that foreign direct investment (FDI) from “developing and transition” economies – led by Hong Kong, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Taiwan, Brazil and China – reached a record level in 2005.Most of these investments, according to the report, end up in other developing countries, contributing to “South-South” economic growth – and “appropriate policy responses in both source and recipient countries” could increase the development gains from this trend.‘World economic structure shifting’According to the report, transnational firms based in developing and transition economies generated FDI outflows of US$120-billion in 2005 – the highest level ever recorded.At the same time, the number of large transnational firms from developing and transition economies is rising. While only 19 featured among the Fortune 500 in 1990, 47 such companies did in 2005.“The rise of developing country transnational corporations is part of a burgeoning shift in the structure of the world economy,” Anne Miroux, head of Unctad’s World Investment Report team, said in a statement.“Although the future global map of business and economic power is not easy to predict, companies from Brazil, China, India and South Africa – indeed from across the entire developing world – will increasingly be household names.“This is an exciting outlook from the development perspective,” Miroux said, “especially because these transnational corporations are also significant investors in other developing countries.”South-South opportunitiesAccording to the Unctad report, the expansion of FDI from developing countries is particularly relevant for South-South cooperation. Excluding offshore financial centres, total South-South flows shot up from US$2-billion in 1985 to $60-billion in 2004, or 25% of all FDI inflows to developing countries.At the same time, the report notes, the bulk of South-South FDI is intraregional – to the extent that, for a number of least developed countries, FDI from developing countries in the same region makes up a large share of their total inward flows.“For example, more than 50% of all FDI inflows in Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Malawi and Swaziland come from South African investors.”In such cases, according to the report, a key advantage of developing-country investors over their developed-country rivals is their greater familiarity with the economic conditions of the host developing countries.“It is important to consider how this form of ‘South-South’ cooperation can be further enhanced to promote development gains”, said UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.Noting that some developing countries had set up dedicated programmes to boost South-South FDI, Unctad said these efforts should be “further explored and supported through closer collaboration among developing-country institutions”.Policy responsesAccording to the Unctad report, the expansion of FDI from these new source economies has already attracted some interest, especially from a number of investment promotion agencies.“More than 90% of African investment promotion agencies currently target FDI from other developing countries, notably from within their own region. Developed-country IPAs have also set up local offices in places such as Brazil, China, India, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and South Africa.”There is also a growing recognition by developing country governments that outward FDI can strengthen the competitiveness of firms, the report states.However, the report stresses that whether a country should move to active promotion of outward FDI depends on several factors, including the country’s balance-of-payments situation and the capabilities of its enterprise sector.More dialogue needed Unctad also notes that not all FDI has been well received by developing countries.“Some cross-border mergers and acquisitions, especially in the energy sector, along with mergers and acquisitions in infrastructure services or other industries with a ‘security dimension,’ have raised concerns,” the report states.To mitigate risks and enhance the benefits from increased FDI among developing economies, Unctad urged countries to engage in more dialogue.“South-South sharing of experiences may enhance opportunities for cross-border investments and contribute to the mutual development of home and host countries,” the report states.“From a South-North perspective, there is a similar need for dialogue, increased awareness and understanding of the factors that drive FDI from the South and of the potential impacts.“Unctad and other international organisations can play an important role by providing analysis, technical assistance and – not least – fora for exchanging views and experiences, to help countries realise the full benefit of the increase in FDI from developing and transition economies.” reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Care More Than They Do

first_imgThis past weekend I stayed at a nice, expensive hotel in Washington, DC. I called to have the valet bring up my car so I could drive to a conference, and when I arrived at the front door of the hotel, a long line of people waiting for cars and taxis greeted me. All of them looked unhappy that no one was there to help them. But one couple looked especially unhappy.A few minutes passed, and the manager of the hotel arrived to tell the unhappy couple that the hotel had indeed lost their Range Rover. Yes, the valet took their automobile, and it was no longer in their parking garage. You might imagine that the couple wasn’t pleased by this news. They were angry, upset, and emotional. They pleaded with the manager to help them, to do something. At one point, the manager of the hotel turned to the couple and shouted: “Settle down! We’re looking for your car!”I was familiar with most all of the profanities that the unhappy, Range-Rover-missing couple uncorked on the hotel manager as they jumped in a taxi and took off. I have no idea how this story ended, but here’s the lesson: You have to care as much or more about your customer’s problem as they do—and they have to feel it.You Care, Or You Don’t CareIf you have clients, you are going to have problems (it comes with the territory). Some of the problems will be relatively small and easy to rectify. Other problems and challenges are going to stretch the limits of your imagination—and the limits of your resourcefulness.Here is the first law for dealing with client or customer problems:If your client believes that you care as much or more than they do about solving their problem, then you can survive problems of almost any size. If your client believes that you don’t care about them, you can’t survive even relatively small problems.The hotel manager was under stress. I am certain it was the first time a car disappeared on his watch. He was frustrated. But he stood face-to-face with his customers and argued with them about their missing car. He would have done better to stand beside them and look at their problem through their eyes. He was missing empathy; the ability to show his clients how much he cared.It matters greatly that you care. It matters even more that your client’s can feel that you care. There isn’t a substitute, and it can’t be faked. This is the real test for whether or not you win clients, and it’s the real test as to whether or not you retain them.QuestionsHow do your dream clients, your prospects, know that you care about them?How do your existing clients know that you care about them?When you have a problem with something you buy, how important is it the company and the person you ask for help care about you and the outcome you need?How do you demonstrate that you care and how does that caring impact your client relationships? Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more