FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ guard Jeremiah Jefferson is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Sunday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Dallas native averaged 26.5 points per game as the Colonels posted home wins over Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana to close out the regular-season. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Jeremiah Jefferson, Nicholls – Graduate Student – Guard – DallasHe started the week with a 25-point game against Northwestern State, hitting 7-of- 13 from the field in an 83-60 victory. In the 69-63 win over SLU, he poured in a game-high 28 and drained 6-of- 10 from behind the arc. Along with shooting 50 percent from the field for the week, Jefferson made 9-of-16 from three-point range and finished the season with 98 3-pointers, which broke the program’s record by one. He closed out the regular season fifth in the league in scoring, while ranking first in threes made and third in three-point percentage. Honorable Mention: Ian DuBose, Houston Baptist; Josh Nzeakor, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
…as agency targets high-rise buildingsThe latest decision by Government’s illegitimate anti-corruption body to scrutinise owners of high-rise buildings in the country has great potential to drive away investors, former President and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has warned.Director of the State Assets Recovery Unit (SARU) Dr Clive Thomas said the agency, which is currently without legal framework, is in the process of mapping all the high-rise buildings with the aim of investigating their owners for tax evasion and money laundering.According to media reports, Dr Thomas wants to ensure that the money used to construct the buildings was clean, that the building is not a shell company, that the owners are paying their taxes, that the building is not being used as a conduit for corrupt activities, and that even the land was lawfully obtained.Dr Thomas contended that there is an underground economy in Guyana and Government is hell-bent on identifying the individuals involved.He said once SARU, which will be renamed the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), gets it legal framework, it will spare no time in going after these individuals.But the Leader of the Opposition warned that such actions will destroy the country’s economy as it will act as a repellent to investors.“These loose mouthed people are damaging our economy,” he said, referring to Dr Thomas. “The business community and ordinary people operate on government signals. If the entire government speaks as if it hates investment and investors, and if you put up a building, you’ll be subjected to a whole range of scrutiny by the Government, then investors are just going to withdraw, no one will want to invest,” Jagdeo explained.He also contended that there is absolutely no logic in targeting high-rise buildings in trying to track down tax evaders and money launderers.“What’s the logic? Let’s assume you have one five-story building and another person have 50 one-story building… he’s going to map the one five-story building and you’re subjected to investigation and another person has 50 properties around the city, but you won’t be going after that person. What’s the logic?” he highlighted.The former President cautioned that businessmen and even the ordinary citizenry act on government signals, and if government gives the impression that it is against investment, then investors and the ordinary man will respond in accordance – by withholding their money.“Sometimes you can get everything right. but if the signals are wrong about your intent then people act on signals; investors do so, as well as ordinary citizens and so we. I don’t have much hope that they would listen because of the arrogance,” Jagdeo lamented.Reports indicate that SARU already did an inventory of over 100 buildings in Guyana. read more
Time Trial Results May 1st 201251 cyclists from all the local clubs, including Ronan Mc Laughlin of An Post signed on for the first Four Masters CC Time Trial of 2012.Competitors had to fight strong head and cross winds on the first 1/2 of the TT to the turn at bridgend roundabout where after the turn they took full advantage of the tail winds.Well done to all who took part and thanks to Seamsu Connolly, Mickey Russel, Liam Lyttle and Seamus O Donnell for running the event. Next week’s club race is a 26 mile road race on the Slab road circuit. Check out club website for further detailswww.fourmasterscycling.com1st. Ronan mc laughlin 22.142nd. Mathew doyle 22.393rd. Aaron deane 23.164th. Mark buchanan 23.365th. Sean mc fadden 23.386th. Paddy mc callion 23.417th. Martin mc devitt 23.568th. Declan mc cartney 23.579th. Paul mc creedy 24.3110th. PT doherty 24.3511th. Cathal wilson 24.5412th. Paul bradley 25.3513th. Dinney doherty 25.5414th. jordan mc ginley 25.5615th. Frank duffy 26.2016th. Vincent mc carron 27.2717th. Frankie dunlop 27.4618th. Kevin mc crossan 27.4919th. Donal burns 27.5020th. Cathal porter 27.5321th. John mc carron 27.5722nd. Johnny long 28.3723rd. Paul scott 28.4223rd. Gavin mulligan 28.4225th. Eammon harkin 28.4426th. Nigel connolly 28.5127th. Aidran wilson 28.5729th. Joanne dorran 29.0630th. Larry mc gowan 29.0831st. Alvard san miguel 29.0931st. Liam Tinney 29.0933rd. John mc philimey 29.1734th. Michael mc gonagle 29.1835th. Nigel harkin 29.2036th. Carl mc laughlin 29.3637th. WJ mc laughlin 29.4238th. Maeve mather mc williams 29.4839th. Michael curran 29.5340th. Ivan wray 30.0641st. Stewart graham 30.1542nd. Aidan gallagher 30.2943rd. Phelim mc callion 30.3843rd. James morrison 30.3845th. Johnny mc laren 31.1046th. Gearld mc kinney 31.2247th. Leigh doherty 31.3348th. Peter mc camphill jnr 31.3949th. Jarlath fearon 31.4350th. Paddy mc gilloway 31.4951st. Paddy mc camphill snr 31.5852nd. Shane mc laughlin 32.14RESULTS: FOUR MASTERS CYCLING CLUB TIME TRIAL was last modified: May 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:RESULTS: FOUR MASTERS CYCLING CLUB TIME TRIAL read more