Women’s Basketball Set to Host Missouri State In First Place Matchup Friday Night

December 24, 2019

first_img Missouri State ESPN+ Buy Tickets Live Stats Following Friday’s game, Drake closes the first weekend of February with another difficult matchup as SIU (10-8, 3-4 MVC) comes to the Knapp Center for a Super Bowl Sunday showdown. The Bulldogs and the Salukis played three times last season with the Bulldogs winning all three. However, Drake had to rally from a 14-point third quarter deficit in the win in Des Moines. Later the teams played in the semifinals of the MVC Tournament and Drake rallied from a 12-point deficit early in the second quarter to advance to the championship game. Drake and SIU first played each other in 1979 and have played 87 times with the Bulldogs holding a 59-28 advantage in the series. The Salukis play at UNI Friday night before coming to Des Moines. Following this weekend at home, Drake plays its only road games this month. First is a trip to Valparaiso Feb. 8 for a 5 p.m. contest followed by a visit to Loyola Feb. 10 for a 1 p.m. matinee.Print Friendly Version Drake Game Notes It is just the third time ever, two teams with at least 7-0 league records, will play each other. Friday also boasts the top two scoring teams in the league with Drake’s league-best 80.3 scoring clip followed by Missouri State’s 72.3 average. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team hosts Missouri State Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. inside the Knapp Center in a battle of the last two MVC teams undefeated in league action. Friday night’s game on ESPN+ is “Stripe the Knapp Center” as fans are encouraged to check the to turn the Knapp Center blue and white (map below). Five of the Bulldogs’ next seven games will be played at home after they have played 13 away or neutral contests, compared to just seven home games. SIU ESPN3 Friday’s game will be the 85th all-time meeting between Drake (15-4, 7-0 MVC) and Missouri State (11-7, 7-0 MVC) as the Bulldogs own a slight edge, 43-41, in the all-time series. The two schools have won or shared 20 Gateway/MVC regular season titles with the Bulldogs at eight and the Lady Bears at 12. Drake enters Friday’s game on a seven-game winning streak while Missouri State is riding a 10-game winning streak. Story Linkslast_img read more

Devoted to Openness? Creative Commons Offers Seed Funding

December 16, 2019

first_imgCreative Commons is announcing today its Catalyst Campaign, an effort taking place from today until June 30, to raise money for its recently-launched Catalyst Grants program. The campaign is an attempt to raise seed funding for projects worldwide that are “devoted to increasing access and openness” and could be an opportunity for a variety of startups.Creative Commons is a non-profit corporation that provides free licenses that give content producers a number of methods, in accordance with international copyright laws, to share their works with others. If your particular endeavor is one that may “positively impact Creative Commons’ mission of fostering creativity […] and work of communities that use or benefit from CC licenses, tools, and technologies” then it may be elligible for a grant ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.A number of examples are given on Creative Commons’ website, such as a a CMS looking to add Creative Commons license support or a study of entrepreneurs using Creative Commons licenses to create a new class of socially responsible businesses.The licenses provided by Creative Commons can be an important consideration for startups, as they provide a number of ways to not only protect content, but to protect how and when it can be shared. If your startup involves a crowd-sourced solution, CC licensing may be integral as it can protect you from issues with content creators and appropriately determine how content may or may not be altered, what attribution may be required and other such concerns.Applications for Catalyst Grants are due by June 30 and will be awarded beginning August 1. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melansoncenter_img Related Posts Tags:#start#startups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Surging Blackwater remains perfect, downs Columbian

November 27, 2019

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Barone finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Dyip while Rashawn McCarthy had 20 points, six rebounds, and four assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Russian teen Potapova stuns Wimbledon champion Kerber at French Open Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Alexander Stepheson came up big for the Elite, putting up 26 points, 21 rebounds, and seven blocks while this year’s second overall pick Bobby Ray Parks Jr. had 23 points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals.The win, however, did not come easy for the Elite with the Dyip able to stay in the thick of the fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBlackwater started the final quarter up, 92-79, but only for Columbian to chip away at the deficit with a furious 12-2 run to get to as close as two, 94-92, after CJ Perez, the top overall pick, converted on his two free throws at the 8:11 mark.Kyle Barone then, made it a one-point game, 106-105, with a three-pointer with 3:52 remaining.center_img Stepheson, however, restored order as he scored five unanswered for the Elite to give them a 111-105 lead with 1:37 left to play while Mac Belo nailed the dagger triple with 46 seconds remaining.Blackwater head coach Aris Dimaunahan commended his team’s ball movement but he knows the Elite can still improve as the conference goes on.“I think we started the wealth again today, we got 22 assists and last time out we got 27,” said Dimaunahan. “I think the guys are really into sharing the basketball.”“One of my personal concerns is, still, execution. We know we got three wins but the room for improvement is still high, still huge. As we go along, we’ll improve on it.”Belo and Maliksi also had large contributions for Blackwater’s offense with 19 points apiece while combining for 13 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru PLAY LIST 00:59Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Blackwater continued its perfect run early in the conference after turning back Columbian, 118-110, in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Elite moved to solo first in the standings with a 3-0 record with TNT and NorthPort tied in second at 2-0.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug warlast_img read more

a month ago​Silva tweet provokes questions from FA to Man City

October 28, 2019

first_img​Silva tweet provokes questions from FA to Man Cityby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe Football Association has written to Manchester City to ask the club for its response to a tweet sent by midfielder Bernardo Silva, reports BBC Sport.Silva compared City team-mate Benjamin Mendy to the character on the packet of Conguitos – a sweet brand available in Spain and Portugal.The anti-discrimination charity Kick It Out had earlier called on the FA to act after the governing body confirmed it was investigating.Manchester City declined to comment.”We are extremely disappointed to see the tweet posted by Bernardo Silva,” said the anti-discrimination body.The post was published at 12:44 BST on Sunday but was deleted at 13:30.Bernardo then tweeted: “Can’t even joke with a friend these days.”France defender Mendy and Silva are close friends and played together at Monaco before both joined City in 2017. TagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Georgia Tech Fans Rush The Field After Game-Winning Field Goal Block Return

October 27, 2019

first_imgGeorgia Tech fans rushing the field after last second win.georgia tech rushes fieldIt’s party time in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia Tech, after a field goal block returned for a touchdown as time expired, knocked off No. 9 Florida State at home Saturday 22-16 in front of a raucous crowd. Yellow Jackets fans rushed the field in celebration immediately following the crazy play. Check it out:Miracle on North Ave – Part 2. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/2JwgjXEQt3— Lauren Rupert (@lauren_rupert) October 25, 2015Here’s the scene from Georgia Tech pic.twitter.com/ZM4XV9UVoF— Brendan Sonnone (@osfsu) October 25, 2015First part of any game I see on our new 55 smart tv is fsu losing to Georgia tech! Great day to be a Gator! pic.twitter.com/DoonW1yDxE— Matthew Carlsen (@mrc8809) October 25, 2015THAT JUST HAPPENED!!! #FSUvsGT pic.twitter.com/5J2qmtO3mk— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 25, 2015Way to swarm, Yellow Jackets! pic.twitter.com/rntVIb7LjP— Georgia Tech (@GeorgiaTech) October 25, 2015Georgia Tech is now 3-5 on the season, but this one has to feel good for the team’s fans.last_img read more

All in Place for Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests

October 24, 2019

first_imgThe Ministry of Education is reporting that it is fully prepared for the Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests scheduled for June 6 and 7.“Materials have been dispatched to all regions for school administrators to pick up, and the presiding examiners and invigilators have been selected and trained and are ready to provide support for the administration of the examinations,” Chief Education Officer, Grace McLean, told JIS News.A total of 54,187 students will sit the literacy test, and the number includes those who did not achieve mastery in previous sittings, while 43,840 students will take the numeracy test.Mrs. McLean told JIS News that the literacy test comprises 40 Word Recognition questions, 30 Reading Comprehension items, and a subjective component consisting of two Writing Tasks.To achieve mastery, students must score at least 31 points for Word Recognition; 12 and above on Reading Comprehension; and five and above on Writing Tasks, which is marked out of eight. “All three components must be mastered,” Mrs. McLean said.As it relates to the numeracy component, which has a maximum score of 60, mastery is based on achieving 15 and above on Number Operation and Number Representation combined; nine and above on Geometry and Measurement combined; and six and above on Algebra and Statistics combined.In preparing for the test, students are being advised to ensure that they take at least two HB pencils and a clean eraser to the examination; go to bed early the night before the examination; have a healthy breakfast on the morning of the examination; and be at the venue at least an hour early.While under examination conditions, students must not attempt to get help from anyone in the examination room. All queries should be directed to the presiding examiners/invigilators.“Parents are not to interfere with the examination procedures and should ensure that the students get to the examination venues on time” Mrs. McLean stated.The Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy Tests are administered every year in June as a part of the National Assessment Programme (NAP).The literacy aspect is administered again in December, to allow students, who did not attain mastery on the first attempt, another opportunity to re-sit before exiting the primary level. Under the Competence-based Transition Policy, each student is eligible to sit the test four times.These tests are diagnostic in nature and provide detailed information on the performance of the students in the Mathematics and English components of the curriculum.The results are used to determine the areas of focus for the teachers as well as provide the necessary interventions for students performing below the acceptable levels.Contact: Judith A. Hunterlast_img read more

Excelerate Conducts 1st STS LNG Transfer in the Bahamas

October 23, 2019

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Excelerate Energy and Equinor Energy completed the first-ever ship-to-ship (STS) transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in The Bahamas on February 7, 2019.The STS transfer was carried out using Excelerate’s 150,900 cbm floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) Exemplar and Equinor’s 142,759 cbm LNG carrier Arctic Voyager.A full LNG cargo was transferred using the double-banked LNG transfer system while moored at Equinor’s South Riding Point storage and transshipment terminal, strategically located for storage and transshipment of crude, products and LNG, Excelerate said.“Excelerate conducted the industry’s first commercial STS transfer of LNG in 2007, and since then, STS transfers have been completed and proven safe in a wide range of environments, now including The Bahamas,” Daniel Bustos, Excelerate’s Chief Commercial Officer, commented.Excelerate recently completed its 1,500th commercial STS transfer on February 3, 2019, at the Engro Elengy Terminal in Port Qasim, Pakistan.To date, the company has successfully transferred over 170,900,000 cubic meters of LNG using its STS protocol – of the 1,500 operations, over 1,300 have been with third-party vessels.last_img read more

August 9, 2019

Rep Barrett hosts summer reading program for students

first_img State Rep. Tom Barrett today announced a summer reading program for Eaton County students that aims to keep them reading over the summer months.“It’s important to keep our students’ minds sharp over the summer,” said Rep. Barrett, R- Potterville. “Reading is the key to that and this program will give students an incentive to read at least ten books between June and September.”Students first through fifth grade are eligible to participate in the program. To enter, students simply pick up a bookmark from their local library, read ten books, and return their filled in bookmark to specially marked boxes in the library. One young reader will be rewarded with a trip to Lansing as a “Representative for a Day.”Public libraries across Eaton County have pledged to participate in the summer reading program. For more information, contact your local library or Rep. Barrett’s office at 517-373-0853 or via email at [email protected]### 24Jun Rep. Barrett hosts summer reading program for students Categories: Barrett News,Newslast_img read more