Softball Set For MVC Tournament

first_imgDrake is vying for its fourth MVC Tournament crown in program history (1993, 1994 and 2008). The top eight teams in the final regular season standings qualify for the MVC Tournament. The Bulldogs have qualified for the MVC Tournament 12 seasons out of the 14 that head coach Rich Calvert has guided the program. The winner of the three-day, single-elimination tournament earns the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, where Drake has been to two twice, back in 1994 and 2008. CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Drake University softball team will play its first game at the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament hosted by Southern Illinois Friday at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of Friday afternoon’s quarterfinal action between Evansville or Illinois State versus UNI. The MVC Tournament schedule was adjusted to due rain Thursday morning that pushed all the games back. Every game of the MVC Tournament will be broadcast online via The Valley On ESPN3. Drake (29-23, 17-8 MVC) won five of its final six regular season conference games to clinch the tournament’s two seed. The Bulldogs earned an automatic berth in the semifinals with the top-two finish. Wichita State won the 2016 regular season title, one season after Drake captured the regular season crown. This season, Drake endured up-and-down streaks in conference play as the Bulldogs won their first 12 league games then dropped seven straight before rebounding with wins in five of the final six games. If Drake wins Friday night, the Bulldogs advance to Saturday’s title game that will start at 1 p.m.Print Friendly Version Drake swept Evansville in a three-game series to start MVC play, split a weather-shortened two-game series with Illinois State and UNI took out of three games over the Bulldogs.last_img read more

Gift of The Givers Plays its Part in Makhanda (Grahamstown)

first_imgA nation that takes care of its destitute, is a nation that instils in its people the ethos of active citizenship, of Ubuntu. This echo true for the citizens of Makhanda (Grahamstown) who reached out to Gift of the Givers for over the water crisis faced in the area.Settlers Dam is at 13%, water cannot be extracted from the last 10% due to high silt levels, effectively it has 3% reserves. Waainek Water Treatment Works that receives water from the very much smaller Howiesons Poort Dam had a problem with its pumping capacity due to electrical failure recently and was out of service for a few days.However, with rapidly dropping water levels in HP Dam, the Waainek Water Works will essentially shutdown. It supplies the West of the town with 8 Megaliters per day. The only feasible option is the James Kleynhans Water Works which is also compromised currently. It receives water from the Glen Melville Dam which in turn receives water from the Orange-Fish River scheme. But recent high content of mud that was released into the dam from the Fish River necessitated shutting down the pumps to allow for the mud to settle.Currently 80000 people in parts of Makhanda east and 19 streets in Makhanda West are without water. The municipality and residents are using water tankers and bottled water to compensate but the shortfall is huge.Days after the cry for help by the Makhanda community, the Gift of the Givers called on citizens across the country to assist. Dr Gideon Groenewald, Gift of the Givers specialist hydrologist, geologist, palaentologist, engaged the municipality to see what sustainable alternatives could be found in the immediate to medium term as work continues to double the capacity of the James Kleynhans Water Works to 20 Megalitres by 2020.On the 13th February 2019, distribution of water and siting of boreholes took place. There were jubilant shouts of “amanzi”, with faces beaming in disbelief as people ran towards the Gift of the Givers trucks entering Grahamstown. Nine days of no water, nine days of desperation. The crowds, including many university students, gathered outside the municipality eagerly awaiting whatever they could get. Our teams commenced delivery whilst Dr Gideon Groenewald, Gift of the Givers hydrologist, briefed the media on the drought issue.Dr Groenewald gave the municipality an in-depth presentation on various aspects of the drought with specific solution-oriented options focusing on boreholes as an immediate intervention for medium to long term relief.After the presentation, Gift of the Givers teams distributed water in the water starved communities whilst Dr Groenewald commenced his “search” for underground water.A special thank you to the magnificent team work, co-operation and commitment of the Municipality, SAPS, SANDF, RTI, volunteers and the community and a special thanks to generous South Africans.Contributions can still be made into Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Account Number 052137228, Branch Code 057525, ref. Drought, will be accepted. To obtain Section 18A tax benefit certificate please send proof of payment to donations@giftofthegivers.orgDetails toll-free on 0800786911. Visit our website and Facebook page for updates.last_img read more

iPad 2.0: Can Faster, Thinner, Lighter Compete with Android Tablets?

first_imgThe shocking details have been unearthed. The next version of the iPad, iPad 2.0 if you will, will be faster, lighter, thinner and with at least 100% more camera than the original. It will be all you ever imagined and hoped for and then some. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has indeed “started manufacturing a new version of its iPad tablet computer with a built-in camera and faster processor.” But will it be enough to get you to double down on your iPad ownership? And more importantly, will it be enough to compete?You can read The Wall Street Journal’s gory details right here:The new iPad will be thinner and lighter than the first model, these people said. It will have at least one camera on the front of the device for features like video-conferencing, but the resolution of the display will be similar to the first iPad, these people said. It will also have more memory and a more powerful graphics processor, they said.Okay, so the details aren’t gory. They’re everything you expect of the next version. But that’s the point. There’s nothing especially impressive on this list. As a matter of fact, there’s something genuinely disappointing to most iPad fans – there will be no upgrade to the oft-touted “Retinal Display” of the iPhone 4. Of course, as with anything Apple puts out, people are going to buy it. Right? (Let’s just forget The Newton.) Are these improvements enough, though, to keep iPad moving ahead? Or are they just enough to bring on board those who weren’t willing to risk it on iPad 1.0? When the iPad first came out last year, we gave five reasons to wait for iPad 2.0. Among them were a camera, support for Verizon and multitasking, which arrived with iOS 4.2. According to the Journal, these are all features we can expect with iPad 2.0. Where is the “wow” factor, though? Is this the real scoop or is Apple hiding  the real goodies until the unveiling? Or is this all the iPad 2.0 will be – faster, thinner and with a camera? With tablets like the Galaxy Tab and Motorola Zoom hitting the market, iPad won’t be the only kid on the block anymore and from what we’ve seen of Honeycomb (Google’s tablet OS), the iPad has something to worry about. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#news#web mike melanson Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Tyson Fury urges UK Anti-Doping for resolution

first_imgMOST READ View comments Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:24Sotto urges Robredo to accept antidrug post01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Fury, who admitted last October to taking cocaine to alleviate depression, was told by the British Boxing Board of Control in May his license was suspended “pending further investigation by UKAD into anti-doping and medical issues”.Fury beat Klitschko on points in a world title fight in November 2015 and once held both the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) belts now held by compatriot Anthony Joshua.But mental health problems forced him to relinquish his titles, while his license to box was subsequently suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  London, United Kingdom — Britain’s troubled former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury challenged the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) body to either hurry up and ban him for taking an illegal substance or clear him to resume his turbulent career.The 29-year-old, who has not fought since his shock defeat of Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles in November 2015, is waiting to appear in front of a UKAD hearing after being charged with a doping offense over a year ago.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  UKAD postponed the original hearing in May — because of a potential conflict of interest involving a member of the panel— and have yet to announce when it will be held.“How long must I be held up and kept out of action?” tweeted Fury on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s been 15 months since I’ve been under investigation, you’re keeping an innocent man from fulfilling his destiny and from providing for his family.”UKAD refused to comment on Fury’s case, adding there is no timescale for its investigation. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Lady Chiefs fuel F4 drive Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Fury, whose cousin Hughie takes on WBO heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker in Manchester this Saturday, said UKAD were denying him his human rights.“Everybody else is dealt with in a few months, why must I be treated any differently?” he tweeted.“Surely there must be a human rights law preventing this from happening to people!“Either ban me or set me free as I’ve been in limbo for a long time! I want to move on with my life!“Clear my name and let me return to my former glory.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

Gagan Narang: Man with the golden gun

first_imgThe trouble with shooter Gagan Narang is that he does not know when to stop winning. On Saturday, he bagged his fourth gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, onesixth of all the gold that the 619- strong Indian contingent has won so far.On current form, he is expected to win his fifth in the 50-metre Prone Pairs event on Tuesday. By the end of the Commonwealth Games, he could have six gold medals, one more than fellow shooter Samaresh Jung’s record haul at the 2006 Melbourne edition, where Narang had won four gold.But in the hierarchy of global sport, a single Olympic gold medal counts more than most other achievements. Therefore, it was not surprising when Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra took all the glory in India that the sport of shooting had to offer, while Narang had to be content with a lower profile.Not anymore.In the Delhi edition of the Commonwealth Games, Narang not only teamed up with Bindra to win his first team gold last Monday, he later beat him to win an individual gold, thus earning the epithet ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’. On Saturday, Narang was in top form scoring 1262.2 points in the Rifle Three Positions event. For those not accustomed to the vagaries of shooting, the Rifle Three Positions is a quirky event. Marksmen have to shoot 40 times at a target placed 50 m in front of them. They then fire at 40 targets standing and in the last position they kneel and take aim, again 40 targets.advertisementNarang scored 1166 out of 1200, a Commonwealth Games qualification record. In the final, he shot 96.2 to set a new final Games record for a total of 1262.2 points. It’s no secret that Narang has been itching to have a go at Bindra for two years. It was at the Games’ Delhi edition that he finally stepped out of Bindra’s shadow.The shooting fraternity knows Narang as “Mr Cool” for his unflappable temperament but these appellations do not seem to affect him much. In fact, he has been told by his coach Stanislaus Lapidus to remain inside the Games Village on Sunday and Monday to prevent any distractions. He will emerge only on Tuesday.Many say his shyness is often confused with arrogance. By all accounts, he is not arrogant but it is his well-publicised outrage at not being awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna this year that often works against him. “Am I not good enough for the country’s top award? What have I not achieved?” Narang had cried then. The award finally went to Saina Nehwal.But he may well be a top contender for next year’s top national sports award. For that he may have to win his fifth and sixth medals.Two-time silver medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games Ronjan Sodhi said Narang will win his fifth yellow metal medallion on Tuesday. It is the last medal hunt that could prove the toughest; an event where he faces off with Australia’s Warren Potent, a bronze winner at Beijing.But then champions love a scrap, don’t they, and it could well be that Potent’s presence brings out the best in Narang. In fact, Narang’s success story is much like the story of tennis legend Boris Becker who, at the peak of his form, lunged and dived at seemingly impossibleto- retrieve volleys and won points out of nowhere. Becker later spoke how he had a sort of “tunnel vision” during that period when he did nothing but focus on the sport.Narang has a similar attitude. He refuses to let anything apart from his sport distract him. It is only his weight that troubles him often. The 27-yearold has no serious problem other than the battle of the bulge. He says he can put on 10 kg in two months and knock those off with his own set of exercises.There is no serious “mantra for success” he says. When pressed for it he says, “Just a prayer on my lips. I prefer to keep things simple and focus my attention on the task at hand. I guess it’s all about timing too.” In a country beginning to learn to love its noncricketing heroes, Narang is the perfect role model. Soon after the Commonwealth, he heads to Munich for the rifle World Cup Finals, after which he flies to Guangzhou in China to lead India’s challenge at the Asian Games. “The party can wait till after the Asiad,” he says.Worth His Weight In Gold:Gold in Bangkok Asian Championships 2005 (10m air rifle)4 gold in 2006 Melbourne CWG (10m air rifle, 10m air rifle pairs, 50m rifle 3 positions and 50m rifle 3 positions pairs)Gold in Guangzhou World Cup in 2006 (10m air rifle)Gold in 2008 Bangkok World Cup Finals (10m air rifle with final world record of 703.5, also equal qualification world record 600/600)Gold in Changwon World Cup in 2009 (50m rifle 3 positions)Gold in Doha Asian Championships 2009 (10m air rifle)advertisementlast_img read more

10 months ago​Sheffield Wednesday up for sale

first_imgTagsEnglish ChampionshipAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Sheffield Wednesday up for saleby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri says he is putting the Championship club up for sale, reports BBC Sport.The Thai businessman, who bought the Owls in 2015, told a fans’ forum he would put the club on the market.The Owls are currently 18th in the Championship, with fans unhappy with manager Jos Luhukay, and were under a transfer embargo which ended in August.”I will put this club on the market. I believe many people want to buy,” Chansiri told the forum.The last available financial figures show the Owls lost more than £20m in 2016-17, an increase of £15m on the previous year.”The EFL changed the regulations at the end of last season. We didn’t just break (FFP rules) a little, we broke them a lot – eight figures,” he added to the forum.”We have problems with FFP, so it is hard, but we will try our best.”I am not looking to next season, I am looking now to solve FFP and how we can make this season as good as we can.”If we can solve those problems now, then next season can be better.” last_img read more

a month agoDONE DEAL: Burnley sign HIK goalkeeper Lukas Jensen

first_imgDONE DEAL: Burnley sign HIK goalkeeper Lukas Jensenby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley have completed the signing of young goalkeeper Lukas Jensen.The Dane has completed his move to the Clarets after the player’s international clearance went through.Jensen was named in the U23s side who faced QPR two weeks ago.He has most recently played for Danish club HIK. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Photo: Ohio State Debuted An Infographic Commemorating Every Win Of The Urban Meyer Era

first_imgUrban Meyer interacting with Ohio State football team.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 09: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes stands with his players before the game against the Oklahoma Sooners at Ohio Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Over the past three seasons under Urban Meyer, Ohio State has an impressive Big Ten regular season record of 24-0 and an overall record of 38-3. The Buckeyes were banned from the post-season in 2012 and lost the Big Ten title game and Orange Bowl to finish 12-2 in 2013. They finally struck gold on their third try by finishing 14-1 and winning this year’s College Football Playoff National Championship. Earlier tonight, the program put out an infographic recognizing all 38 victories of the Meyer era. It might take some time to adjust your eyes to it, but it’s definitely well-executed.Braxton Miller. J.T. Barrett. Carlos Hyde. Ryan Shazier. Bradley Roby. Devin Smith. There’s a lot of talent on that thing, and enough returning in Columbus to guarantee a lot more wins in 2015.last_img read more

In a Twist Harvards 02138 Sold to New York Publisher

first_imgThe founders of 01238, the irreverent lifestyle magazine for Harvard alumni launched in 2006, have sold the title to Manhattan Media, a community newspaper publisher and owner of Avenue magazine. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Atlantic Media, which had owned a minority stake in 02138, sold its interest, too. Sandow Media, the publisher of Worth magazine, had been close to a deal to buy the magazine, according published reports and a source with direct knowledge of the talks.While Sandow failed to acquire the magazine, the company managed to hire away 02138 executive editor Richard Bradley as Worth’s editor-in-chief. Bradley’s hiring was announced today. The owners of Manhattan Media, which also publishes the New York Press, plan to increase the quarterly’s frequency to six times per year in 2009, as well roll out similar magazines for all eight Ivy League universities. The so-called “Ivy League Media” will also launch social networking Web sites for each of the schools and a live events division.01238 has a controlled circulation of about 100,000.last_img read more

No 2 Louisville hosts No 20 Miami on Sunday

first_img Listen She has 12 career 30-point games and 51 career 20-point games. She is averaging 21.1 points per game, which ranks second in the ACC and 12th in the country. She is connecting on 2.8 3-point field goals per game, which ranks fourth in the ACC. She is averaging 23.8 points vs. AP Top 25 teams. She is 89-105 (.848) from the free throw line, which ranks fifth in the ACC. Story Links She recorded her fourth double-double of the season and eighth of her career with 21 points and 13 rebounds at Va Tech. She had 10 points and 12 rebounds vs. UConn, 13 points and 14 rebounds vs. Georgia Tech and 14 points and 10 rebounds vs. Nebraska. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – No. 2 Louisville women’s basketball (23-1, 10-1) looks to extend its nine-game winning streak when it hosts No. 20 Miami (21-5, 9-2) on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET in the annual Play4Kay Pink Game. ABOUT THE HURRICANESMiami enters Sunday’s matchup with a 21-5 record and they are 9-2 in the ACC, just one game back of Louisville. Miami ranks third in the ACC with a .451 field goal percentage and ranks second with a .360 field goal percentage defense. Their +8.3 rebounding margin ranks second in the league. In ACC games, UofL ranks first in the league in scoring defense (53.1), field goal percentage defense (.329), and second in 3-pt field goal percentage defense (.236). In the 72-63 win over Virginia Tech last Sunday, Asia Durr (34) and Sam Fuehring (21) combined for 55 of UofL’s 72 points. It marked Durr’s season high in points and Fuehring’s career high. The duo combined to shoot 19-32 (.594), while the rest of the team shot 8-29 (.276) Fuehring is averaging 10.5 points, which ranks second on the team, while shooting 91-168 (.542) from the floor, which ranks 11th in the ACC. Her 6.9 rebounds also lead the team.center_img Junior forward Beatrice Mompremier was named ACC Player of the Week last week after averaging 20.5 points and 12.5 rebounds, while shooting 60 percent from the floor in a 2-0 week for the Hurricanes that included an upset of No. 4 Notre Dame. She had 18 points and 12 rebounds in the 72-65 win over the Fighting Irish, in addition to aiding a Miami defense that limited Notre Dame to its lowest point total and field goal percentage of the season. In addition to amassing her 18th and 19th double-doubles of the season, Mompremier closed out the week by tallying her fifth 20-point game. She ranks seventh in the league with 16.6 points, second with 11.8 rebounds, and ninth with a .550 field goal percentage. She ranks first with 3.8 offensive rebounds per game and second with 8.0 defensive rebounds. She has scored in double figures in 13 of 24 games. In ACC play, she is averaging 9.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. Senior center Emese Hof almost averages a double-double with 13.9 points and 8.7 rebounds, while sophomore guard Mykea Gray is the team’s third double-digit scorer with 12.4 points per game, while shooting 46-137 (.336) from deep. Junior guard Laura Cornelius averages 9.9 points, while shooting 39-105 (.371) from deep and dishing out a team-high 4.2 assists. Sophomore guard Kelsey Marshall averages 8.6 points and leads the team in 3-pointers made with 54 (54-140, .386).Series History – UofL is 4-1 all-time against Miami and has won the last four contests. The Cardinals are 2-1 at home and 2-0 at the KFC Yum! Center. Last season, Louisville won 84-74 at Miami. In the two matchups at the KFC Yum! Center, UofL won 63-59 on Jan. 15, 2017 and 68-55 on Jan. 25, 2015.Date: Sunday, Feb. 17Time: 3 p.m. ETSite: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. (22,000)Radio: WKRD-790, Nick Curran, play-by-play; Adrienne Johnson, analystVideo: ESPN2, Pam Ward, play-by-play; Carolyn Peck, analystLast Meeting: W, 84-74 (Feb. 25, 2018 at Miami)Series History: 4-1 (2-1 Home, 2-0 Away, 0-0 Neutral)UofL National Ranking: 2nd Associated Press, 2nd USA TodayPromotion(s): Play4Kay Pink GameFor the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB. Print Friendly Version Watch Durr continues to rack up accolades and recently was named to the Wooden Late Season Top 20, Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Top 10 and a Senior CLASS Award Finalist. She ranks second in program history with 2,228 points and 342 made 3-pointers. Tickets Live Stats After holding opponents to less than 50 points in six of nine games, UofL’s scoring defense has improved from 64.3 to 59.1 points per game and moved from 182 to 64 nationally. During that nine-game stretch, opponents are averaging 50.4 points per game, while shooting .325 from the floor and .263 from 3-point range.last_img read more