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.
She comes from the village of Pettigo and is now one of Ireland’s most successful businesswomen.Now Riverdance founder Moya Doherty is to tell all about her life and times and her rise to a life of power and wealth.Ms Doherty appears on Mike Murphy’s new RTE One show The Big Interview next Thursday at 10.15pm. Moya, who recently addressed a gathering of Donegal businesswomen in Letterkenny, will speak about her life and times and her plans for the future.EndsMOYA TO TELL ALL TO MIKE IN THE BIG INTERVIEW! was last modified: October 28th, 2011 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:MIke MurphyMoya DohertyRTE read more
The house at the centre of the Ballyshannon controversy was burned downANTI-racism campaigners have targed this weekend’s Fianna Fáil’s Ard Fheis over comments made by Cllr Sean McEniff about travellers – in the wake of the rural home row earlier this year.Cllr McEniff had hit out at the county council for allocating a €220,000 home to a Traveller family near Ballyshannon. The house was subsequently burned down in an arson attack.The Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) today called for the party to take action against Fianna Fáil representatives who “use racist language for political gain.” INAR – comprising over 50 voluntary, community and grassroots groups throughout Ireland – will have a presence outside the Ard Fheis at the RDS throughout tomorrow, urging Fianna Fáil to follow through on the promise it made by signing up to the Anti-Racist Protocol in 2011.Shane O’Curry, Director of INAR, said “Calls for segregation of Travellers and a nativist ‘Irish-first’ policy for social housing are utterly outrageous and tantamount to incitement to hatred. They have no place in Irish political life.“Micheál Martin’s insistence on making excuses for hate speech gives license to party representatives to peddle racist myths and deliberately set communities against each other. Fianna Fáil is touting its new “Fairer Way”, but there’s nothing fair about attacking vulnerable groups in order to score cheap political points,” Mr O’Curry continued.The European Network Against Racism, in Dublin as part of the EU Presidency, warned of the rise of organised racist violence in Europe and the dangers of Irish political parties allowing racist rhetoric to go unchecked. Mr O’Curry concluded, “As our European partners in ENAR remind us, it is standard practice across Europe, even for more conservative political parties, to expel members who express racist views. In the UK, Tory MP John Cherry was swiftly forced to resign last week after making racist remarks. Why doesn’t Fianna Fáil hold its representatives to the same basic standards of decency?” ANTI-RACISM NETWORK TARGETS FIANNA FAIL AGAIN OVER McENIFF TRAVELLERS’ REMARKS was last modified: April 26th, 2013 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:ANTIR-RACISM NETWORK TARGETS FIANNA FAIL AGAIN OVER McENIFF TRAVELLER’S REMARKS read more