2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Louisiana Credit Union League said Monday the homes of up to 200 credit union employees have been damaged by the worst floods ever recorded in the state.“The 200 figure is a preliminary one and it is probably a low figure,” Connie Major, EVP and CFO for the Louisiana league, said. “Credit unions are still trying to get their arms around how many of their employees have been affected. There are a couple of credit unions that we still have not received a list from on the number of employees affected and whether their homes have been damaged by the flood.”From Aug. 8 to Aug. 14, more than 2.5 feet of rain deluged parts of the state in what the American Red Cross called the worst U.S. disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. About 13 people died in the flood and more than 60,000 homes were damaged, according to national media reports. continue reading »
THE sixth Annual Junior Indoor Hockey Championships got off to an exciting start on Wednesday evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with the SHC Silencers and the GBTI GCC Spartans being the big winners of the night.In the Farfan & Mendes U-16 girls division, the GBTI GCC Spartans cruised to an easy 10-0 victory over YMCA Old Fort which was the largest margin of victory for the evening.Prolific goal scorer, Abosaide Cadogan led with four goals, Madison Fernandes and Sarah Klautky scored doubles, while Haley Carpenter and Madison Singh scored one each. The SHC Supreme outplayed their club counterparts, the SHC Sensations, by 2-1 in the other U-16 girls matchup of the evening. Charlia Webb and Mariah Seegobind were the scorers for the Supremes while Dharanee Meghoo scored one for the Sensations.In the Farfan & Mendes boy’s U-16 division, the SHC Silencers tamed the GCC War Dogs with a 3-1 win. Baraka Garnett led the score sheet with two goals while teammate, Nkhuma Hutson, scored a single.Jonathan Bissoon was the lone goal scorer for the War Dogs. The Silencers then established their dominance by returning to the floor later the same evening to exact a 4-0 beating of the Joseph Warriors. This time the scoring was evenly shared between Nkhuma Hutson, Baraka Garnett, Javid Hussain and Jabari Lovell. The SHC Shockwave and YMCA Old Fort ended in a 0-0 draw for the third match in this division.The GBTI GCC Spartans began their campaign in the Sunshine Snacks Girls U-21 competition in similar fashion to the Under-16. Sarah Klautky amassed a hat-trick of goals in the Spartans 7-0 victory over YMCA Old Fort including a brilliant solo effort in the 13th minute. Abosaide Cadogan added two goals while Madison Fernandes and Kirsten completed the table with one goal each.The most entertaining match of the evening saw the YMCA Old Fort Under-21 boys come from behind to defeat the GCC Pitbulls by 3-2.After Samuel Woodroffe put the Pitbulls up in the 7th minute, Old Fort came storming back with three goals in the next ten minutes via Omar Hopkinson, Nandalall Persaud and Luis Adams. Rahim Oliver managed to draw GCC back within one in the dying seconds of the match which saw Old Fort through to the 3-2 win. Matches continue for the rest of the week with the finals scheduled for Sunday.
The Irish made light of sleet and biting wind and an England team desperate to avoid a third successive defeat as they deservedly led 21-5 at halftime with tries by Garry Ringrose, CJ Stander and the prolific Jacob Stockdale.England, unbeaten at home in the Six Nations since 2012, managed tries by Elliot Daly in each half, but were unable to gain a foothold in the face of ferocious Irish defence.Ireland’s Conor Murray added a penalty in their only second-half score before England finished with a Jonny May try in stoppage time that came far too late to spoil what will be an Irish party to remember.Following Scotland’s win in Rome earlier in the morning and with just the Wales versus France game left in the championship, England will finish outside the top three for the first time in 12 years and could end as low as fifth.Ireland, who have now won 12 games in a row, top the standings on 26 points ahead of Scotland on 13, Wales 11, France and England on 10 and Italy with one.Scotland narrowly avoided a nightmare end to their Six Nations campaign, beating Italy 29-27 with a Greg Laidlaw penalty a minute from time after trailing the perennial wooden-spooners for most of the game.Scotland scored four tries before snatching victory from the distraught Italians but the result could well have gone the other way, with an expectant home crowd of 60,000 on the verge of celebrating a first Six Nations victory in three years.Italy were already guaranteed to finish last for the 13th time since their first Six Nations. Their string of 17 straight defeats in the competition equals the worst losing streak in the northern hemisphere’s premier tournament since France racked up 17 losses a century ago between 1911 and 1920.