Islanders Hire Joni Stephens as Head Golf Coach

first_imgCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi interim Director of Athletics Willis Wilson has announced the hiring of Joni Stephens as the Islanders head golf coach. Stephens, who spent the last two seasons as the head coach at the University of Louisiana Monroe, will begin her new role on the Island this July. “I am very excited to welcome Joni Stephen as our new women’s golf coach,” said Wilson. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the program, and I am confident that she will do great things for the program in the seasons ahead.”Stephens brings 28 years of teaching and coaching experience to the Islanders. For the past 16 years she has worked as a Division I head golf coach at three different institutions. She has an LPGA Class B Certification.”I would like to thank President Quintanilla and interim AD Willis Wilsonfor giving me the opportunity to lead the women’s golf program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi,” said Stephens. “I am honored to be joining the Islander athletic staff. There is an energy and expectation of great things ahead and I am excited to be a part of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi community. I am looking forward to helping the golf program reach new heights in the classroom and on the golf course.”At ULM, Stephens team improved their Golfstat Ranking from 226 to 179 in three semesters with a scoring average improvement of 322 to 309.8. The Warhawks had two second-place team finishes under Stephens and added seven top-five individual finishes. In the classroom, Stephens’ team was recognized by the WGCA as having the second highest team GPA in the country (3.865) and earned a team GPA recognition at the Sun Belt Championship. While at ULM, she helped organize fundraisers and taught a golf class in the Department of Kinesiology.  For two seasons, Stephens served as the head golf coach at the University of Montana where she coached eight Big Sky Conference Golfers of the Week and six all-conference performers. Her teams were ranked as high as 132 by Golfstat and had a scoring average of 305.8 in two years.Stephens spent 12 years as head coach at Eastern Kentucky University. She was the 2005 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year and coached 17 all-conference performers. The Colonels finished in the top-three at the OVC Championships four times and had two second-place finishes in her last six seasons.Stephens earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Eastern Kentucky. Stephens and her husband Pat have three sons, Daniel, Ben and Joseph; two daughters-in-law, Mindy and Leah, and five grandchildren, Carter, Cara,last_img read more

GTA recognises outstanding contributions to tourism

first_imgThe Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) in collaboration with the Tourism & Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) on Tuesday evening hosted its first co-branded Tourism Awards at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel, Providence, East Bank Demerara.Members of Wilderness Explorers as they receive the award for Best in ToursThe award ceremony brought Tourism Awareness Month activities to an end—which was held under the theme “Tourism is a force for good in Guyana”.With cultural presentations and speeches from the President of THAG, the Director of the GTA and a feature address by Business Minister Haimraj Rajkumar, the event was dubbed a success.The highlight of the evening was recognising the contributions and accomplishments of the tourism partners in Guyana over the past year.There were fifteen awardees ranging from guides, accommodation, restaurants and supporting services among others.Guyana Tourism Authority Director Brian Mullis addressing the gatheringThese awardees were selected based on categories: People’s Choice Awards for Hotel of the Year, Interior Lodge or Resort of the Year and Restaurant of the Year.These awards were given based on the total number of votes derived from the public. The Industry Awards were twelve categories and were based on public nominations and justifications and the strength and volume of the justifications.These were all selected by the GTA-THAG judging panel. Featured speaker Russian Dorrick, Toshao of Yupukari Village, North Rupununi, echoed the ongoing sentiments that Tourism is indeed a force for good in Guyana.Nevertheless, the Hotel of the Year award went to Cara Lodge Hotel while the prize for Interior Lodge or Resort of the Year was awarded to ArrowPoint Nature Resort. Restaurant of the Year went to Bistro Café & Bar. The award for Best Emerging Tour Guide was given to John Christian with honorary mention, Asaph Wilson.The Best Senior Tour Guide award went to Leroy Ignacio while the Emerging Tourism Destination or Community of the Year was awarded to Karasabai Village. The New Tourism Product or Experience of the Year went to Wichabai Ranch. Tourism Supporting Services Award was given to REEL Guyana and Visit Guyana. Most Outstanding Contribution to Tourism by an NGO/Volunteer group went to South Rupununi Conservation Society.Wilderness Explorers was awarded as Tour Operator/Outfitter/Destination Management Company of the Year with Bistro Café & Bar, the Best in Service Excellence and Hospitality. The Tourism Investment of the Year award was handed over to Wichabai Ranch Honourable Mention: Watooka Guest House.The award for Best in Sustainable Tourism went to Karanambu Trust and Lodge. The 2019 Leader in Tourism award was given to Donald Sinclair while the Guyana Tourism Hall of Fame Inductee was Paul Stephenson.last_img read more

Huskies looking to continue winning ways

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be taking to the road for games against the Fairview Flyers and Sexsmith Vipers. The Huskies will be in Fairview tonight, and Sexsmith tomorrow as they look to create some separation in the standings from the Vipers while keeping the pressure on the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings for third.The Huskies have a three point lead on the Vipers and are three points back of the JDA Kings. Both clubs have a game in hand on Fort St. John.There’s six games left in the regular season for Fort St. John. They’ll be back on home ice on February 6 against the Beaverlodge Blades.- Advertisement -Heading into tonight’s game the Huskies have won eight of their past 10.last_img

Heritage Games 2018 underway

first_imgThe Indigenous Heritage Games are more than just playing sports, they are an opportunity for Indigenous athletes to make their mark and represent Guyana.  So, said Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe at the opening of the Indigenous Heritage Games at Everest Sports Ground. Six hundred athletes from Indigenous villages countrywide will be participating in cricket, volleyball, football, swimming and archery over the next three days.The minister highlighted that due to the heritage games last year, a number of Indigenous athletes are now representing Guyana in football including Ronaldo Rodrigues, Wayne DaSilva, Franklin Peters, Naomi Aaron and Shemika Atkinson.“Heritage games is not just you coming to Georgetown and playing a game; it is you having an opportunity to be chosen to represent Guyana at the national level in the different disciplines,” the minister stated.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock echoed similar sentiments, adding that the games called upon the athletes to display discipline.“The games, our celebration, is not only a wild thing; it is about looking for the opportunity of getting better in every area of sport so that we can have something to celebrate as a nation,” the minister is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Aside from having Indigenous peoples on Guyana’s national teams, Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton would like them to push themselves a bit further and aim for the world stage. That is, competing at the World Indigenous Games – a multisport event, which involves over 2,000 athletes from over 30 different countries.The first day’s events will see strictly football action. The following day archery, volleyball, cricket will be ongoing at the Everest Sports Ground while swimming competitions take place at the National Aquatic Centre. All of the events start at 09:00hrs.last_img read more

December 2013 snowiest month on record at Fort St. John airport weather station

first_imgIt also posted 3.6 centimetres of snow on the last day of last month, pushing the December total to a record 137.6, or 4.5 feet. That surpassed by nearly 20 centimetres the 33 year old previous record for the month of 118.3. In addition, its records show that since the airport station opened in 1942, last month is the snowiest one in Fort St. John history, but that needs to be qualified. Prior to 1942, a town site station was in operation from 1910 to 1945. While Environment Canada says many years of data are missing for the first 20 years of that period, it does have a post showing October of 1918 as the snowiest month in Fort St. John history with a total of 144.8 centimeters. It also shows 1933 as the snowiest year in Fort St. John history, with 383 centimetres, which is slightly more than 12.5 feet. – Advertisement -Since it opened, the airport station has the snowiest year as 1955 with 323.8 centimetres, and that’s 10.6 feet.last_img read more

Russian billionaire ‘would consider’ Everton investment after Arsenal exit

first_img 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 Nonetheless, the club has quadrupled in profit since his investment.“When I bought the stake in Arsenal I believed that football brands would be able to generate profit,” he said. “This is happening now.”Usmanov’s Arsenal shares are valued at around £550m.Kroenke plans to make a compulsory buyout offer for all remaining Arsenal shares once he has 90 per cent of the stock. Usmanov was the second-biggest shareholder at Arsenal LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer center_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 1 LIVING THE DREAM targets moving on Alisher Usmanov says he ‘would consider’ investing in Everton after the sale of his Arsenal shares.Usmanov, Russia’s eighth-richest man, could take his cash to a Premier League rival after agreeing to sell his 30 per cent stake in Arsenal to Stan Kroenke. The billionaire’s USM Holdings already sponsor Everton’s training ground, Finch Farm, and he is a friend and business partner of the club’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri.He told Bloomberg: “Should there be a proposal or a possibility to invest in them with good potential returns, I would consider the deal.“We are friends with Farhad Moshiri. If he needs the support, I am happy to help.”Usmanov, who bought his stake in Arsenal in 2007 from David Dein, has been left frustrated over his lack of influence as the second-largest shareholder. RANKED IN DEMAND REVEALED last_img read more


first_imgTHE AWARD WINNING DONEGAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA GETTING OUT AND ABOUT AROUND THE COUNTY FOR THEIR END OF SEASON CONCERTSCounty Donegal Youth Orchestra are travelling to both Carndonagh and Ballyshannon to give a number of free family concerts to mark the end of what has been a very successful year for this group of talented young musicians. All students of the VEC’s Donegal Music Education Partnership (DMEP), the 60 strong membership comes from all corners of the County and were delighted to receive an’Achievement Award’ at the Irish Association of Youth Orchestras annual festival earlier this year for their performance of The Happy Prince.Performing a variety of works by Beethoven, Coldplay, The Beatles and Altan, as well as music from the motion picture ‘Pirates of the Carribean’, this will be a fun, enjoyable evening/concert where the various instruments of the orchestra will also be demonstrated, all under the baton of conductor Vincent Kennedy. The Youth Orchestra are giving their debut Inishowen performance in The Aras, Carndonagh Community School, next Friday night, 17 May, at 7.30pm. This will then be followed by a concert in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, on Sunday 19 May at 3pm.Details of our local instrumental tuition service, instrument hire service & scholarships will be available at both concerts. Concert duration approx. 60 mins.For further information, or to PRE-BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS, tel. Donegal Music Education Partnership on (074) 9176293.  DONEGAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA END OF YEAR CONCERTS IN CARN AND BALLYSHANNON was last modified: May 13th, 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)last_img read more

Cops on camera

first_imgAfter years of fruitless number-crunching, it’s clear that the Los Angeles Police Department’s practice of recording demographic information about the people it pulls over at traffic stops is a big waste of time. As should have been obvious at the outset, the data are unreliable and don’t tell us whether racial profiling is taking place. And the bureaucracy is cumbersome and expensive. So what to do? Members of the city’s Police Commission have proposed a reasonable alternative: Mounting video cameras on all LAPD cars. That way, charges of racial profiling could be fairly investigated, and the extensive documentation could prove useful in countless civil and criminal cases. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The plan comes with a steep price tag of $25 million. But combined with the savings from pricey legal settlements and from discontinuing stop-data analysis, the plan could well pay for itself. More important, it would also help to make L.A. a safer, better-policed city. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Takeaways: Sharks at forefront of Stanley Cup conversation after moving into first place

first_imgVANCOUVER, British Columbia — A historic night capped off a historic road trip as the Sharks became just the sixth team in NHL history to go 4-0 on a full Western Canada road trip.The trip is even more impressive considering that the Sharks received full marks while playing without Erik Karlsson, who missed his eighth consecutive game on Monday with a muscle injury in his lower body. The Sharks also posted the perfect record by earning road wins over the NHL’s second-best home team, the …last_img

A List of Rules for Sales Success

first_imgFocus 10X as much time and energy and money on becoming someone worth buying from as you do on electronics, sporting events, or wherever you spend these resources now.Start every day with getting your attitude right, even if it means exercising first thing in the morning, meditating in the car, or listening to music that changes your state (for my money, AC/DC’s For Those About to Rock works beautifully).Read books on your craft, but also read non-fiction books and magazine articles to better understand your world and to improve your ability to think laterally.Prospect every day, even when you don’t feel like it, and even when you have a full pipeline.Spend time nurturing your dream clients, even if your competitor has them locked down, even if they are completely cold, and even if you have warm leads.Don’t spend time with people who can’t or won’t buy what you sell, even if you believe they should, and even if they would benefit from doing so.Plan every sales call, even if you have made 1,000 sales calls, and even if you believe it is not necessary.Listen more than you speak, and give people more time to respond by waiting until they run out of words, even when it feels uncomfortable.Remember that selling isn’t something you are doing to someone. It is something you are doing for someone and with someone. You are helping people produce outcomes they could not produce without you.Start the conversation at the highest level of value possible, even if you feel like you need to lean on the credibility of your company, and even if you really want to share your solution.Ask the difficult questions, even when they make you uncomfortable, and even if they make your dream client uncomfortable.Identify all the people who are involved in any deal, even if it is difficult to manage, and even if this causes you to have to engage with people who oppose the change you are helping your dream client make.Never give up on pursuing your dream client, even if it feels like a waste of time, and even if they have a contract with your competitor.Work to control the process and the sales conversation, even if the person or people you are working with try to avoid making the commitments they need to make, and even if you have to persist and go back over ground you have already covered.Close your web-browser for 90 minutes at a time while you focus on what’s most important. Close your email for 90 minutes while you are doing the work that produces the outcomes you want. Remember, you would have both of these things closed if you were with a client, and you should treat your goals like they are a client in which you are investing time.Ask for the commitments that you have earned, and when that fails, explain the value for your client in agreeing and ask again.Spend as much time studying human psychology as any other subject, as all of your results are going to be produced through or with other people.Remember that your clients have very real concerns that prevent them from taking action, and it is your job to resolve those concerns completely, even if they are irrational, and even if it is difficult work.Respect your competition, never underestimate them, and work hard to be the kind of person who wins a competition because they outperformed their competitors by creating a preference to work with you over all others.Be open-minded about the processes and methodologies available in sales, and never discount ideas with which you disagree, especially if they bring value to others. At the same time, remember everything is contextual, and be skeptical of any claims that you can have what you want without effort.In all human relationships, fast is slow, and slow is fast. If you want to go fast, go slow. If you don’t want to go slow, don’t try to go fast.Work harder than anyone you know. Work smarter than anyone you know.Plan your week over the weekend and block the time for your most important outcomes. Start the week knowing what you are going to do and get a jump on the competition.Don’t fear failure. Accept it as feedback, make adjustments, and try again.last_img read more