CONWAY, Ark. – University of Central Arkansas director of athletics Dr. Brad Teague has assumed the role of chairman of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Selection Committee for the 2018 season.Teague, in his 12th year at Central Arkansas, officially begins his term on Sept. 1.The FCS Selection committee consists of 10 athletics directors from the FCS conferences that have automatic qualification status to the football playoffs and is unique in that it is the only national committee that is 100 percent comprised of athletic directors.”I am looking forward to the coming year serving as chair of the FCS selection committee,’ said Teague, who is in his fourth and final year as a member of the committee. “This is a great group of athletic directors who work extremely hard to ensure a fair and valid selection of the championship bracket is completed. “Five of the 10 members on this year’s committee are incoming members and two of the other five have only served one year.”We will have to communicate regularly and provide some additional discussion and training to ensure we are fully prepared for the business this fall of selecting the field for one of the NCAA’s great championships,’ said Teague.The committeee will select 24 teams to play for the championship, with 14 of those receiving at-large slots. The Southland Conference had three teams in the playoff field in 2017, including Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State and Nicholls State.”The value for these slots is placed on Division I wins and an emphasis on quality wins,’ said Teague, who has seen his UCA Bears make the plaoff field the past two seasons. “With only 14 at-large slots available, the competition is strong. The past few years, it has taken eight Division I wins to be considered for selection.’Selection weekend coinsides with the last playing date of the regular season, Nov. 17. After conference calls throughout the season, the selection committee will meet in Indianapolis to complete the selections for release on Sunday, Nov. 18. Round 1 of the FCS Playoffs begins on Nov. 24.”I am happy to represent our great D-I football subdivision this year,’ Teague said. “I anticipate a great year on the gridiron and look forward to watching all these great teams compete for a chance to play in the postseason and play for a national championship.’
GFA 1st Division League…Action in the Georgetown Football Association First Division League continued on Sunday with three close games.Black Pearl was the first team to register a win for the day in the second match of the day when they topped Blackwater 1-nil.A close game throughout, Samuel Van Dye 69th minute goal was the decider in the match that could have gone either way.However, the first match of the day proved a stalemate when Liliendaal Wolves and Houston Stars played to a 1-1 finish.Houston opened the scoring in the 23rd minute and tried to hold the forth but Wolves responded in the 69th minute with a goal from Conrad Saul.The final game of the day saw Order and Discipline topping Eastveldt 2-1 in a thrilling contest to end the day’s play.Order and Discipline after a shaky start netted the game’s first goal through a strike from Seon Taylor in the 33rd minute.Mase Assanah restored the confidence in Eastveldt as she scored just before halftime to put the teams back on level pegging in the 42nd minute.Five minute into the second half Clive Joan rocked the net for Order and Discipline in the 50th minute as the side held off Eastveldt for the three points.
Here are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers and online…Theo Walcott is on the verge of agreeing a summer move to West Ham. Walcott is ready to leave Arsenal at the end of the season in search of regular first-team football. Chelsea have also shown an interest in the 27-year-old, but Walcott has been attracted to the challenge of helping West Ham mark their move to the Olympic Stadium by mounting a serious top-four challenge in the Premier League next season. (The Sun)West Ham are poised to make a £25million move for Liverpool striker Christian Benteke this week. And the Hammers are also set for a bidding war with London rivals Tottenham after tabling a £24m offer for Marseille striker and Benteke’s fellow Belgium international Michy Batshuayi. (Daily Mirror)Mauricio Pochettino wants a stunning reunion with Adam Lallana in a £20million summer deal. The Tottenham boss will ask chairman Daniel Levy to make the Liverpool midfielder his No1 target when the window opens. (The Sun)John Terry is set to become one of the highest paid players in the world by moving to China on a £12million-a-year deal. The centre-back, 35, is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer and it looks unlikely that his deal will be renewed by new boss Antonio Conte. And Terry is close to agreeing a bumper payday with a move to the Chinese Super League. (The Sun)Nemanja Matic would prefer to stay in the Premier League should he leave Chelsea this summer and is waiting to see if Manchester United begin negotiations with Jose Mourinho in the next month. Should United push for the Portuguese then Matic would be interested in following him to Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)Antoine Griezmann has told friends he is prepared to snub lucrative offers from the Premier League to stay at Atlético Madrid this summer. The 25-year-old France international is now one of the hottest strikers in European football and has been closely monitored by Chelsea, who attempted to sign him in the past, Manchester United and Manchester City. (Daily Telegraph)Aston Villa are trailing £4million Bosnian midfielder Tino-Sven Susic – who Nigel Pearson once tried to sign for Leicester City. Villa scouts were in the crowd on Sunday night as Susic’s Croatian club side Hajduk Split were beaten 2-0 by Inter Zapresa. (Daily Mail)Thierry Henry is set to be offered a new coaching role as Arsenal look to shake-up their academy. The Gunners legend could be promoted to work with the club’s under-18s after coaching various age groups as part of taking his UEFA badges. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…?Neil Lennon reveals ‘definite interest’ in sealing return as Celtic manager‘Jack Wilshere’s future is at Arsenal, but Theo Walcott MUST leave for sake of his career’ – Ray WilkinsShock Arsenal transfer report: ‘Gunners in talks with Leicester over N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez’Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal plotting big-money deal for Real Madrid starWest Ham facing battle to keep Dimitri Payet as Real Madrid plot sensational moveAlexandre Lacazette leaves door open for summer switch as Tottenham and West Ham plot summer movesWest Ham keen on £10m-rated Juventus playmaker Roberto PereyraFormer Newcastle forward Hatem Ben Arfa closing in on shock move to BarcelonaWatford FC transfer report: Hornets consider move for Lukaku…Jordan LukakuManchester City to continue Ilkay Gundogan pursuit despite Borussia Dortmund midfielder’s long-term injury
JASON QUIGLEY fans have been left disappointed with the news that the Ballybofey man’s latest professional fight won’t be televised.With the bout not making the television schedule Stateside and the fact that RingTVlive.com – who have shown some of Quigley’s contests so far – won’t be covering the event, it means that a stream of the fight is also unlikely.However, Quigley’s publicist, Rachel Charles, has promised to do her best to show the fight on her Facebook page, something that will be confirmed closer to the time. Quigley faces the experienced Puerto Rican Melendez (30-7-1) on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins’ farewell bout against Joe Smith Junior at The Forum in Inglewood, Los Angeles.Quigley hasn’t fought since a decision win against James De La Rosa in May, having beaten Freddy Lopez inside the opening round in March.A planned bout in September was cancelled after Quigley sprained a wrist, but the Golden Boy Promotions prospect is itching to get back in action on Saturday. Quigley fans disappointed with TV blackout for latest bout was last modified: December 12th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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: CafCHAN U23Dick OkelloEdgar WatsonFUFA Watson will head the study group at the final. (PHOTO/File)CHAN U-23 FinalEgypt vs Ivory CoastCairo International Stadium, CairoFriday, 22-11-2019The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be the head of the technical study group during the CHAN U-23 final on Friday.This was confirmed on Wedneday by the Confederation of African football (CAF) as they announced their list of appointents for the under-age tournament final.Another Ugandan-Dick Okello has also been handed a role on the day.The FIFA affiliated referee has been appointed first assistant referee and will work hand in hand with Seychelles’ James Fredrick as the assistants to center-referee Andofetra Avombitana Rivolala Manda Aroniaina Rakotojaona of Madagascar.Complete list of officials appointed for the CHAN U-23 Final-Referee – Andofetra Avombitana Rivolala Manda Aroniaina Rakotojaona (Madagascar)-Assistant Referee 1 – Dick Okello (Uganda)-Assistant Referee 2 – James Fredrick Emile (Seychelles)-Fourth Official -Ahmed Souleiman Djama (Djibouti)-Commissioner – Jean Guy Blaise Mayolas (Congo)-Referee Assessor – Sidi Bekaye Magassa (Mali)-General Coordinator – Mustapha Slaoui (Morocco)-Technical Study Group – Edgar Watson Suubi Nigel (Uganda)-Marketing Officer – Amira Mohamed Amin (Egypt)-Media Officer – Inas Mazhar (Egypt)-Security Officer – Rufin Tolojara Lebiria (Madagascar)-Security Officer – Isaac Adulcinio S. Sandolina Lutucuta (Angola)-Doping Officer – Zakia Bartegi (Tunisia)-Assistant General Coordinator – Ernest Ntadissi Koussangata (Congo)Comments
A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea and QPR…Roma want to buy Kurt Zouma from Chelsea for £25m, according to the Sunday People.Roma coach Rudi Garcia is said to have put Zouma top of his list of potential replacements for Alessio Romagnoli, who has joined AC Milan.The Italian club would apparently be keen to sign Zouma on loan if a permanent deal cannot be agreed.There has been speculation about the player’s future in light of Chelsea’s attempts to sign Everton defender John Stones.Zouma impressed when he featured for Chelsea last seasonThe Sunday Express say Everton have lined up River Plate’s Ramiro Funes as a possible replacement for Stones.The Daily Star Sunday, which claims Paris St-Germain could make an approach for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, say Everton have identified Swansea and Wales centre-back Ashley Williams as a potential replacement for Stones.The Star also believe Chelsea have had a £5m bid for Brazilian left-back Alex Telles rejected by Galatasaray.And Metro pick up on reports in the Italian media that Chelsea want to sign Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.Meanwhile, Sunderland, Bournemouth and German club Borussia Monchengladbach were interested in QPR’s Junior Hoilett but have been put off by his wage demands, the People claim.There is again speculation that QPR goalkeeper Rob Green could return to his former club West Ham, this time by the Star,Follow West London Sport on Twitter Find us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The November 2019 Miami East-MVCTC FFA Member of the Month is Braden Zekas. He is the son of Elyssa Hughes and Aaron Zekas. He is a freshman and first year member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter.Braden is a member of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter’s Meats Judging Team and has been diligently practicing weekly with the team. He competed in the County Soils Career Development Event in Urban Soils and attended the State Greenhand Conference.Every month of the school year the Miami East-MVCTC FFA will select a student to be the FFA Member of the Month. The officer team will nominate one member that has been actively involved in the FFA chapter, school and community activities. If selected, the member will be recognized at the monthly FFA meeting, have their picture displayed in the Miami East Ag Room, and will receive a special accolade in celebration of their accomplishment.
The official Geocaching Get Outdoors Day souvenirThe month of August has a new name: the 31 Days of Geocaching. You’ll have the opportunity to earn a calendar-style souvenir for every day you find a geocache—that’s 31 new souvenirs just waiting for you. Plus, find a geocache on July 13 and you’ll get the special Geocaching Get Outdoors Day souvenir as well.Here’s your challenge: complete a full, month-long geocaching streak during August and earn all 31 souvenirs. It might sound easy, but maintaining a geocaching streak takes hard work, dedication and—above all else—motivation. Here are a few tips from geocaching experts to make your 31 Days of Geocaching streak a success:1. Plan aheadThis tip is #1 for a reason. Having a geocaching plan makes keeping a streak alive much easier. Spend a few days before you begin your streak to draw up your plan. Try to think about if there will be any days where snagging a ‘cache will be more difficult than others. Having a plan will help eliminate surprises and keeps you on top of your streak.2. Work Geocaching into Your DayGoing to work, picking up groceries, walking the dog—these are all great times to earn a smiley. If there are places you visit on a semi-regular basis, varying the route may open up possibilities for quick finds. Simple geocaches can take a little as 10–15 minutes to find, so taking a short detour during your day won’t take up too much time and will knock out one more find.An easy lampost geocache, perfect for geocaching streaks.3. Learn to Love the Easy StuffD1/T1 geocaches aren’t always crowd favorites, but when you’re working on a streak, the simple geocaches are your best friends. Save the multis and epic puzzles for non-streaking days, unless you just like the extra challenge.4. The 11:30pm, 12:00am trickThis one is simple: find a geocache at 11:30pm, wait a half hour, then find another geocache. Boom. That’s two days down in less than an hour. Warning: Before you use this method, double check the recent activity to make sure your 11:30 geocache is there. If it’s missing or you can’t find it, you could accidentally end your streak.5. Save the Easy Finds for LastYour first impulse might be to find all the easy, nearby geocaches first. But wait! Saving the easy, nearby geocaches allows you to have alternatives just in case something comes up or you don’t have a lot of time to travel.6. Skip the FTFsIf you receive notifications for new geocaches, you’re going to have to fight the urge to nab the FTF, especially if it’s nearby. Just like in tip #5, leaving several easy, nearby geocaches unfound gives you some backup options.Geocachers benandjayme on the final find of their 500-day geocaching streak at the summit of Mailbox Peak, WA.7. Find a PartnerJust like geocaching any other day, it’s always more fun with a friend. With geocaching streaks, having someone to go with will help maintain motivation and give you both some accountability.8. Plan Your Final GeocacheMake the final geocache of your streak something awesome. It will give you something to look forward to and give your geocaching streak an epic send-off. SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Plans for July 13 and All of August? You Do Now…July 7, 2013In “Geocaching Quizzes”2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”31 Days of Geocaching Printable CalendarJuly 30, 2013In “Community” Tell Us Your TipsHave you ever done a geocaching streak? If so, leave your tips for maintaining a streak in the comments below. Happy geocaching!Watch The Geocaching Blog for more details on Geocaching Get Outdoors Day on July 13 and the 31 Days of Geocaching in August. To earn a souvenir in both promotions you must log a “Found it” or an “Attended” on specific days, July 13 and each day in August. Share with your Friends:More
New Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes that poured in for Badminton Association of India President Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta, who passed away in Lucknow after suffering a heart attack today. “Saddened by the demise of former MP & Union Minister, Shri Akhilesh Das. His active contribution to public life will be remembered. RIP,” the Prime Minister tweeted. Sports Minister Vijay Goel also took to Twitter to express his condolences. “Shocked by the sudden demise of @BAI_Media President Akhilesh Das,was a great administrator.Prayers & condolences for his friends and family,” Goel tweeted. Das Gupta was serving as the Vice President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and was also the President of Uttar Pradesh Olympic Association. Rajeev Mehta, Secretary General, IOA, said: “It is an extremely saddening day for us. On behalf of IOA family I send out my condolences to his family; may God be with them during this extremely difficult time. “Dr. Gupta was a man of huge caliber, his contribution to the sport of Badminton has been commendable. While serving as the Vice President of the IOA, he contributed towards the growth of sports in our country.? Top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta also expressed their deep sorrow. “Really shocking news ??its just unbelievable..our beloved president sir @BAI_Media is no more .. may his soul Rest in peace,” tweeted London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina. “My heartfelt condolences to the family of our badminton president who passed away… #akhileshdasgupta #RIP,” Jwala said. Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap also took to twitter, saying: “Shocked and saddened! My heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace. Our beloved president @Dr_akhilesh_das.” Das Gupta (56) had suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to the Lari hospital where he died in the wee hours. He is survived by his wife, daughter and son. He had become BAI president after the arrest of former chief V K Verma over corruption charges in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. He was unanimously re-elected for a four-year term in 2014. Last year, he was also elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four-year term. Under his tenure, India bagged the rights to host marquee BWF events like the 2014 Thomas/Uber Cup and the Super Series, while Syed Modi international was upgraded to a Grand Prix gold status. He was also instrumental in launching and organising the the cash-rich Indian Badminton League in August 2013, which was later rechristened to Premier Badminton League in 2015. Das Gupta was also a Rajya Sabha member and was Minister for Steels in Congress government. “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden demise of our honorable President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta. May his soul rest in peace,” BAI tweeted from its officials handle. Also offering condolences was Boxing Federation of India President Ajay Singh. “Dr. Guptas passing is a tremendous loss for Indian sport. His contribution to the Badminton Federation will always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace,” he said. PTI ATK PM PMadvertisement
Oppo K1 India launch on February 6, expected to be cheapest phone with in-display fingerprint sensorOppo has confirmed that the Oppo K1 will be launched in India on Wednesday, February 6. The Oppo K1 is expected to fall under Rs 20,000, making it the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiFebruary 1, 2019UPDATED: February 2, 2019 11:10 IST HIGHLIGHTSOppo will launch the Oppo K1 mid-range smartphone in India on February 6The Oppo K1 brings an in-display fingerprint sensor and a waterdrop displayThe Oppo K1 is expected to be priced under Rs 20,000The Oppo K1 is coming to India on Wednesday, February 6. Oppo has confirmed the launch of the first-ever smartphone in the K series, and Flipkart has also set up a dedicated page for the Oppo K1 which means the phone will be available on the e-commerce site. The biggest highlight of the upcoming Oppo phone is that it is one of the most affordable phones with an in-display fingerprint sensor.The Oppo K1 has been launched in China already, so pretty much everything is known about the device. It was announced with a starting price of CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,900) for the base model with 4GB of RAM, while the 6GB RAM variants costs CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,000). You can expect the India pricing of the Oppo K1 to fall in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment as well.Oppo’s upcoming mid-range smartphone will likely be the cheapest phone with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Apart from this, the phone also highlights a powerful mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset and a waterdrop display and a 3D glass back.The Oppo K1 sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ (1080×2340) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and over 90 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Teh Snapdragon 660 chipset is paired with up to 6GB of RAM and the phone is offered with 64GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.The Oppo K1 houses a 3,600mAh battery and sports dual cameras on the back. The camera system includes a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP secondary sensor. On the front, the Oppo K1 gets a typical 25MP selfie camera for crisp and detailed selfies. The Oppo K series is set to be online-only, which would be a first for the company. We will know more about the pricing and availability on February 6 at 12pm.advertisementALSO READ | Oppo finally finds a way to hide selfie camera in smartphone displayALSO READ | Oppo F11, F11 Pro and R17 Neo may launch in India soonGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow OppoFollow Oppo K1