Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Antonio Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Tomball, TexasRuiz won the pole vault at the Don Kirby Invitational at New Mexico with a season-best mark of 17-08.50, which is also a new top mark in Southland competition this season. Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Daniel Shelton, Houston Baptist – Sr. – Houston, TexasShelton ran the fastest time in the conference in the 800m this season to win the event at the Howie Ryan Invitational in Houston, clocking a 1:52.00. He also ran a leg of the distance medley relay, helping the Huskies to a second-place finish with a time of 10:44.52. Both teams have completed their 2018 regular seasons and next head to the 2018 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala., from Feb. 21-22. 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 at least 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Lentz Similien, McNeese; Ceaser Stephens, Northwestern State; Joshua Hernandez, Sam Houston State. Ruiz now owns two men’s field weekly awards in the 2018 indoor season. Honorable Mention: Maverick Bowleg, Southeastern Louisiana; Drake Murphy, Stephen F. Austin; Micah Larkins, Northwestern State. FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist senior Daniel Shelton and Stephen F. Austin junior Antonio Ruiz are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.
A leading sports journalist has appeared in court charged with a litany of sex offences – some of which took place in Letterkenny.Order was given in court not to name the sports journalist.The man, who is in his 50s, appeared in Dublin District Court this morning on a range of offences against two alleged victims. The charges include defilement of a child under the age of 17, sexual assault of a female at a hotel carpark near Dublin Airport and also in Letterkenny.The charges include 40 counts of child exploitation by inviting, inducing or coercing the alleged victim to engage in or participate in a sexual, indecent or obscene act.There are three counts of alleged sexual assault and seven of defilement of a child under the age of 17.Judge Cormac Dunne granted him bail and adjourned the case for eight weeks for the preparation of a book of evidence.The DPP has directed that accused, who cannot be named, is to be tried by judge and jury on all charges in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.The defendant, wearing a dark blue suit, light blue shirt and green tie, did not address the court during the hearing.Detective Garda Edward Burke said in evidence he arrested the man at Ballymun Garda Station this morning at 9.02am.He was charged by Sgt Kevin Roche and made no reply to any of the counts after caution. He was then handed copies of the charges sheets.State Solicitor Michael Durkan said the DPP was directing trial on indictment on all charges.Judge Dunne granted bail in the accused’s own bond of €500, with an independent surety of €2,000. Conditions are that the defendant signs on three times per week at Ballymun Garda Station, surrenders his passport and agrees not to apply for a duplicate.However, it was agreed that he can apply to the court to have his passport occasionally released. The judge said if the gardai consented to the release of the passport “it would be remote and unlikely that there would be any objection” from the court.Mr Hennessy raised the issue of reporting restrictions and Mr Durkan told the court that no order needed to be made because it was prohibited in law to identify the accused because of the offences he was charged with.He was remanded on bail to appear in court again on April 29, for the preparation of a book of evidence.LEADING SPORTS JOURNALIST COMMITTED ALLEGED SEX OFFENCES IN DONEGAL, COURT HEARS was last modified: February 25th, 2014 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:donegalletterkennysports journalist
OLYMPIA (AP) — Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent working his regular shift stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and fatally crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft.Officials said Saturday that the man was a 3.5-year Horizon employee and had clearance to be among aircraft, but that to their knowledge, he wasn’t a licensed pilot. The 29-year-old man used a machine called a pushback tractor to first maneuver the aircraft so he could board and then take off Friday evening, authorities added.It’s unclear how he attained the skills to do loops in the aircraft before crashing about an hour after taking off into a small island in the Puget Sound, authorities said. He crashed nearly an hour after the plane was taken from a maintenance area, though officials said that it did not appear that the fighter jets were involved in the crash of the aircraft. In a news release issued Saturday, the North American Aerospace Defense Command said two F-15C alert aircraft were scrambled from Portland but did not fire upon the plane.At a news conference in Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, officials from Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air said that they are still working closely with authorities as they investigate what happened.“Safety is our No. 1 goal,” said Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines. “Last night’s event is going to push us to learn what we can from this tragedy so that we can ensure this does not happen again at Alaska Air Group or at any other airline.”
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H …… India is just 8 years away from becoming one of the world’s top three markets, a report has forecast. Image: The Hindu Based on recent burgeoning passenger growth, a new report has predicted that India will become one of the world’s largest aviation markets by 2020. According to The Times of India, the FICCI-PxC report claimed that if the nation’s civil aviation sector continued to grow as quickly as it had done in recent times, it would soon be amongst the world’s top three markets. Domestic traffic in India grew at a compounded annual growth rate of 17 per cent between 2009 and 2011, the paper reported. Titled ‘Indian Aviation: Spreading its Wings’, the report said that solid market growth “coupled with infrastructure expansion will help the sector back on its feet as the economy recovers”.It also said that now would be a good time for global players to invest in a largely underserved market. Optimism however, was tempered by a warning that “volatility in fuel prices combined with the highest tax on aviation turbine fuel and other national policy related issues” would continue to challenge growth in the sector.