Women’s Soccer Edges North Dakota State, 1-0

December 24, 2019

first_imgStory Links FARGO, N.D. – Sophomore forward Olivia Bruce (Lakeville, Minn.) scored in the 84th minute to give the Drake University women’s soccer team a 1-0 win over North Dakota State Sunday afternoon, Sept. 2 at Dacotah Field. PDF Box Score Marquette 9/9/2018 – 1 PM “We knew this would be a very challenging road swing to start the season, so to end it with a shutout win on the road is rewarding,” Horner said. “Also, it was great to get Hannah Bormann back in the lineup without restrictions as she brings a lot to our team. Today’s result is good for our confidence, but we know Marquette will be a tough opponent, and that we still have work to do prior to league play. On a side note it was a proud moment to see Coach Regan and Coach Purdum in bigger roles. Those two did a lot for our program and it is apparent they have NDSU very organized and playing with energy.” The road win snapped a three-match losing streak for Drake (2-4-0) as North Dakota State (1-2-0) lost its second consecutive game. ESPN+ North Dakota is led by first-year head coach Mike Regan, who spent four seasons (2012-15) as an assistant coach at Drake. Josh Purdum is one of his assistant coaches with NDSU who served as goalkeepers coach at Drake in 2015. Regan and Purdum helped the Bulldogs capture the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference regular season title. The two teams were locked in a scoreless battle until from freshman forward Halie Reznik (Cummings, Iowa) beat two Bison defenders, drove with the ball to the backline and slipped a pass to Bruce, who opened up and buried it far post. It is Reznik’s first career assist and second goal this season for Bruce, who has four in her young career. Full Schedule Roster Watch Live Live Stats Next Game: Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsie Stone (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) recorded one save in her first career shutout. Drake finished with eight shots, including four on goal. The Bulldogs’ defense held the Bison to seven shots with just one on goal. Preview “We challenged our upperclassmen to have a bigger impact on our game day performance, and we were pleased with their response starting with our back four as well as Annie (Schmitz) and Shelley (Lyjak) in midfield. After Friday, we had to be better at competing for the first ball and cleaning up the second ball in order to win the midfield battle. We can still be better in the air but we were anticipating the next ball and when we are active and on our toes, we are a different team.” Following Sunday’s road match, Drake finally hosts its home opener Sept. 9 when Marquette visits the Cownie Soccer Complex. First kick with the Golden Eagles is scheduled for 1 p.m. on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Eskom to tap into public expertise

December 18, 2019

first_imgCamden power station in Mpumalanga is one of the previously mothballed plants that Eskom recommissioned. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) Eskom is looking for innovative technology to reduce power consumption in residential areas. (Image: Solar Geysers Gauteng) MEDIA CONTACTS • Hilary Joffe Spokesperson Eskom +27 11 800 6993 or +27 79 697 9374 RELATED ARTICLES • Huge savings from green light bulbs • Eskom build programme powers ahead • Camden power station working again • Kusile power station to go aheadBongani NkosiUnder a newly launched open innovation pilot project, South Africa’s power utility Eskom has invited public proposals for innovative technology to help it reduce residential energy consumption by 700MW while improving its efficiency.A permanent 10% reduction in residential use is one of Eskom’s goals for the coming years, when it’s expected to add more power capacity to the national grid.The utility hopes that the open innovation challenge will produce the required, and sorely needed, technology.The scheme will open for submissions on 1 June 2011 via the new website www.openinnovation.eskom.co.za. Eskom urges innovators from South Africa and abroad to take part.The pilot project has other focus areas besides low energy consumption technology. Participants may also submit ideas for the design of early power failure detection machinery, as well as technology for effective water and waste management in industrial processes.Eskom also wants to find experts to participate in its peer review group, which focuses on methods used to measure the impact of power generation and distribution on the environment and economy.The new challenge is Eskom’s way of reaching out to the private sector and the public for new ideas. “By embracing inspiration and creativity both internally and from outside Eskom, we accelerate the discovery and implementation of innovative solutions,” said Eskom’s Innovation Circuit Manager, Kammy Dhaver.“Tapping into the knowledge of a global citizenship will accelerate the innovation cycle and help us find the missing pieces of the puzzle that much quicker,” said Barry MacColl, acting GM of Eskom Research and Development.“It is a key strategy in Eskom’s quest to meet the energy challenges we all face,” he added.Eskom said while it always outsources expertise which can’t be found within its ranks, the “concept of open innovation explores these possibilities on a much larger scale”.Techno companies Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability and NineSigma have been roped in to work with Eskom to assess potential innovation.  The two will also play a role in transforming ideas into viable and efficient tools.“Eskom’s open innovation program demonstrates their continuing commitment to their vision of empowering South Africa, its people and the economy,” said NineSigma’s vice president Skip Davis. “We are pleased to be working with Eskom.”Projects to avoid outageThe state-owned Eskom, which generates 95% of South Africa’s electricity, is on a campaign to ensure that the country does not experience power blackouts in future, as it did in 2008. The utility produces 45% of the electricity used in Africa, and several neighbouring countries also draw power from it.Besides building new power stations, Eskom has recommissioned power stations that were previously shut down in its bid to boost the national grid’s power generation capacity.Construction of Medupe power station in Limpopo restarted in mid-May after a protest by contract workers. The plant is expected to start supplying electricity in 2012, when its first unit is switched on. It will add 4 800MW to the power grid once it’s fully commissioned by 2015.Eskom wants to increase its capacity to 80 000MW by 2026.On 30 May the utility announced a US$805.6-million (R5.7-billion) loan from the Export Import Bank of the United States for the Kusile project, one of its major power stations currently under construction. The coal-fired plant in Mpumalanga will generate 4 800MW of power once complete.Eskom continues to urge South Africans to use electricity sparingly. It recently denied media reports that it was planning power cuts in parts of the country.last_img read more

Three years on: Madiba’s death, reflections from Ramaphosa

December 18, 2019

first_imgOn the third anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted “Mandela the Freedom Fighter and Mandela the Democracy Builder”. We’ve collected quotes from the speech Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa gave at the event.South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on 5 December 2016, the third anniversary of the death of Mandela. (Image: The Presidency, Facebook)Compiled by: Priya PitamberOn the third anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela, 5 December 2016, former freedom fighters, politicians and diplomats gathered at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, where they marked the occasion with an event under the name “Mandela the Freedom Fighter and Mandela the Democracy Builder”.Speakers included Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and Dr Leon Wessels, who served as Ramaphosa’s deputy chair of the Constitutional Assembly.Mandela’s widow, Graça Machel, and his granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, were also present.“We are not living the reality of Madiba’s dream,” said Sello Hatang, the foundation CEO.He believed that if Madiba had still been with us, he would have prioritised the challenges the country faced. If this was not done “the formal processes of democracy will lose the great majority of our people”, he said.Watch Ramaphosa’s address:Read quotes from his speech:On recalling the past:We are here to mark the anniversary of a profoundly painful moment in the life of our young democracy, the day on which our founding president, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, drew his last breath. Three years later, we are here to remember him, to celebrate him, to honour him and to reflect on his legacy.On Mandela’s arrest:It was on this day 60 years ago, in 1956, that Madiba and 155 other leaders of congress were arrested and charged with high treason. It was a moment of great uncertainty for our country and of great peril for the congress movement and its leaders. It was an audacious and cynical attempt by the apartheid regime to destroy the congress movement and define as treason the demand for those freedoms that are now enshrined in our Constitution.On the signing of South Africa’s Constitution:Later this week, we will mark the 20th anniversary of the signing into law by Madiba of our country’s democratic Constitution. It was a moment of jubilation, as the South African nation was born. The Constitution became our nation’s birth certificate.On challenges and achievements:Despite the progress of the last two decades, we must acknowledge that we have not transformed our economy to serve the interests of the majority. Although we have experienced periods of economic growth, we have not built up an industrial base of the scale and diversity required to extract optimal value from the natural resources we possess in abundance.On learning from history:We risk being diverted from the path we have chosen. It is at a time like this that we are called upon to look into our past. It is perhaps at moments like these that we should seek counsel from the lives of our forbearers. We are called upon to remember the legacies, the struggles, the values and the qualities of the great leaders of our people. We are called upon to reflect on the history of our movement, the principles for which it has stood and the ideals for which it has fought – and for which we continue to fight.On unity:The Constitution is not only the supreme law of the republic. It also informs who we are and what we want to be. The unity that we must work to build must be founded on the principles of non-racialism and non-sexism. It requires that we grapple directly with the attitudes, practices, institutions and material circumstances that perpetuate racism and sexism.On an equal society:For as long as the natural state of the black South African is poor and the natural state of the white South African is privileged, we will never succeed in building a non-racial society. For as long as the economic and social conditions of women are inferior to those of men, we will never succeed in building a non-sexist society. There is an urgent need – if we are to be a united nation – to redistribute the wealth of our country.A united South Africa requires the restoration of the land to those who work it. It requires meaningful transfer of ownership and control over the country’s natural resources, over the means of production, to the people as a whole.On the National Development Plan:South Africans need to be committed to a common programme to achieve that vision. That vision and that programme is the National Development Plan. The actions it identifies for the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequality by 2030 have largely been embraced by a broad cross section of South African society.On listening to each other:The most significant advances in our struggle – indeed in much of human endeavour – have been achieved through dialogue. But where there is no meaningful engagement, where those in positions of responsibility do not listen to the cries of the people, then the seeds of discontent, of instability, of conflict are sown.This is a moment when we, as leaders, need to listen and be in conversation with our people. This is the time to listen. This is not the time to display a sense of arrogance. This is not the time to ignore our people.On Mandela’s leadership:For he embodied so much of what we seek in a leader. Although he was one of the most famous figures of the 20th century, he was humble to a fault, never arrogant and devoid of any sense of entitlement. He listened to those he disagreed with. The more he disagreed with someone, the more intently he listened. He was always a unifier, never a divider. Now more than ever, we need leaders of his quality and integrity, leaders who are committed to serve only the interests of the people.We have to ask ourselves uncomfortable questions such as “Does South Africa today have such leaders?”. Does our movement have such leaders? Are we living up to the example that Madiba, (Oliver) Tambo, (Walter) Sisulu and (Albert) Luthuli set? Most importantly, are we living up to the expectations of our people?In conclusion:Let us remember how Madiba characterised his journey through life. Let us make Madiba’s journey our journey. Let us make Madiba’s long walk our own long walk.I miss Madiba more when I remember his moving and touching words about his journey when he said:“I have walked that long road to freedom.I have tried not to falter.I have made missteps along the way.But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come.But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.”I too dare not linger for my long walk has not yet ended.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – Aug. 14, 2019

December 17, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Partly sunny through most of the day today, but our pattern is getting a little more active. Today I think we’re seeing a mix of clouds and sunshine as we approach sunset. I will not rule out a few scattered showers trying to come in to northwestern areas of Ohio and then central areas as well. I’m thinking mostly a few hundredths to a few tenths – nothing too dramatic but I can’t wave the all clear flag. Audio Playerhttps://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Web-Weather.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

Akari-Adamson clips Gamboa-St. Clare for 3rd straight

November 29, 2019

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ “I don’t think we faced St. Clare. Our opponent was Jackson,” he quipped. “The way he played, he played like a veteran.”Akari-Adamson benefitted on Gamboa-St. Clare’s 29 miscues, all of which led to 28 turnover points on its end.Aris Dionisio chipped in 17 markers and 12 rebounds for the Coffee Lovers, which dropped to an even 2-2.The Scores:AKARI-ADAMSON 92 — Ahanmisi 18, Sarr 16, Manganti 13, Pingoy 11, Espeleta 10, Camacho 8, Mojica 5, Lastimosa 4, Bernardo 2, Hill 2, Macion 2, Catapusan 1, Buenaventura 0.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GAMBOA COFFEE MIX-ST. CLARE 85 — Jackson 29, Dionisio 17, Hallare 12, Bitoon 10, Rebugio 8, Acuno 4, Pare 3, Rubio 2, Ambuludto 0.Quarters: 23-16, 42-43, 70-62, 92-85. Papi Sarr nabbed 16 markers and eight boards, Sean Manganti had 13 points, five rebounds, and four assists, and Jerie Pingoy got 11 markers, four boards, and four dimes.It was another formative victory for Akari-Adamson as coach Franz Pumaren continues to learn more from his team in this foray in the developmental league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Right now, I’m still struggling to find the right combinations. I think we’re the only team who are using all of our players from the bench, but again, we’re here to develop our players,” he said as his team improved its record to 4-1.Pumaren was also satisfied with how his Falcons denied the Coffee Lovers’ late rally led by Fil-Am guard Trevis Jackson, who fired 29 points in the losing effort. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding George, Westbrook’s triple-double lead OKC past Grizzlies Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PBA IMAGESAkari-Adamson continued to roll in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup, this time escaping a tough challenge from Gamboa Coffee Mix-St. Clare, 92-85, Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Jerrick Ahanmisi led the Falcons with 18 points on a 2-of-5 shooting from three, while also dishing out six assists and three rebounds to come away with their third straight win.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

Small bowel resection

November 27, 2019

first_imgDefinitionSmall bowel resection is surgery to remove part or all of your small bowel. It is done when part of your small bowel is blocked or diseased.The small bowel is also called the small intestine. Most digestion (breaking down and absorbing nutrients) of the food you eat takes place in the small intestine.Alternative NamesSmall intestine surgery; Bowel resection – small intestine; Resection of part of the small intestine; EnterectomyDescriptionYou will receive general anesthesia at the time of your surgery. This will make you asleep and pain-free.If you have laparoscopic surgery:You will have three to five small cuts in your lower belly. The surgeon will pass a camera and medical instruments through these cuts.You may also have a cut of about 2 to 3 inches if your surgeon needs to put a hand inside your belly to feel the intestine or remove the diseased segment.Your belly will be filled with gas to expand it. This makes it easy for the surgeon to see and work.If you have open surgery, you will probably have a cut about 6 inches long in your mid-belly.Your surgeon will locate the part of your small intestine that is diseased.Then your surgeon will put clamps on both ends of this part to close it off.The surgeon will remove the diseased part.In both kinds of surgery:If there is enough healthy small intestine left, your surgeon will sew or staple the healthy ends of the small intestine back together. Most patients have this done.If you do not have enough healthy small intestine to reconnect, your surgeon will make an opening called a stoma through the skin of your belly. Your small intestine will be attached to the outer wall of your belly. Stool will go through the stoma into a drainage bag outside your body. This is called an ileostomy. The ileostomy may be either short-term or permanent.Your surgeon may also look at lymph nodes and other organs in your belly area. Before surgery, the surgeon will talk with you about the possible need to remove other organs.advertisementThis surgery usually takes 1 to 4 hours.Why the Procedure Is PerformedSmall bowel resection may be recommended for:A blockage in the intestine caused by scar tissue or congenital (from birth) deformitiesBleeding, infection, or ulcers caused by inflammation of the small intestine. Three conditions that may cause inflammation are regional ileitis, regional enteritis, and Crohns disease.CancerCarcinoid tumorInjuries to the small intestineMeckels diverticulumNoncancerous (benign) tumorsPrecancerous polyps (nodes)RisksRisks for any surgery are:Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungsBreathing problemsBleeding inside your bellyHeart attack or strokeInfection, including in the lungs, urinary tract, and bellyRisks for this surgery include:Bulging tissue through the incision, called an incisional herniaDamage to nearby organs in the bodyMany episodes of diarrheaProblems with your ileostomyScar tissue that forms in your belly and causes a blockage of your intestinesShort bowel syndrome (when a large amount of the small intestine needs to be removed), which may lead to problems absorbing important nutrients and vitaminsThe ends of your intestines that are sewn together comes apart (anastomotic leak — this may be life-threatening)Wound breaking open (dehiscence)Wound infectionsBefore the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.Talk with your doctor or nurse about these things before you have surgery:Intimacy and sexualityPregnancySportsWorkDuring the 2 weeks before your surgery:Two weeks before surgery you may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Naprosyn (Aleve, Naproxen), and others.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor for help.Always let your doctor know about any cold, flu, fever, herpes breakout, or other illness you may have before your surgery.Eat high fiber foods and drink 6 to 8 glasses of water every day.The day before your surgery:You may be asked to drink only clear liquids such as broth, clear juice, and water after noon.You may be asked to go through a bowel preparation to clean your intestines of all stool. This may involve staying on a liquid diet for a few days and using laxatives.Donot drink anything after midnight, including water.Yourdoctor may even tell you not to drink anything for up to 12 hours before surgery.On the day of your surgery:advertisementTake the drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureYou will be in the hospital for 3to 7 days. You may have to stay longer if your surgery was an emergency operation.You also may need to stay longer if a large amount of your small intestine was removed, or if you develop any other problems.By the second or third day, you will most likely be able to drink clear liquids. Your doctor or nurse will slowly add thicker fluids and then soft foods as your bowel begins to work again.If a large amount of your small intestine was removed, you may need to receive liquid nutrition through a vein (IV) for a period of time. First you will have a special intravenous line placed in the neck or upper chest area. This intravenous line can be used to deliver nutrition.Outlook (Prognosis)Most people who have a small bowel resection recover fully. Even with an ileostomy, most people are able to do most activities they were doing before their surgery. This includes most sports, travel, gardening, hiking, and other outdoor activities, and most types of work.If a large part of your small intestine was removed, you may have problems with loose stools and getting enough nutrients from the food you eat.If you have a chronic condition, such as cancer, Crohn disease or ulcerative colitis, you may need ongoing medical treatment.References Fry RD, Mahmoud N, Maron DJ, Bleier JIS. Colon and rectum. In: Townsend CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 19th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2012:chap 52.Review Date:1/29/2013Reviewed By:John A. Daller, MD, PhD, Department of Surgery, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Chester, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

Selfies galore as Team India touches down in Sri Lanka for gruelling tour

November 18, 2019

first_imgIndia landed in Sri Lanka in the wee hours of Thursday to play 3 Test matches, 5 One Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International in the Island nation. The tour starts with first Test at Galle from July 26.”That tour for us was a landmark tour because the players have matured from then on. It has been 24 months and players have matured from that but it was the start of the belief system that we can win in any conditions and we do have the side to win away from home,” India skipper Virat Kohli said in a press conference in Mumbai before boarding the flight to Sri Lanka.It was Kohli’s first major tour as captain of India’s Test side back in 2015 and almost two years later Ravi Shastri will take up his first assignment as coach of the Indian team.  India had lost the first Test at Galle , but the team’s resolve saw them come back stronger and wrap the three-match Test series, 2-1. The momentum form that series which hasn’t yet waned as Kohli has not lost a single Test series since.”We have created a culture that we can win a Test of a series in any condition. The mindset was immediately to win the series and losing the first Test came as a shock to us but the way we bounced back was only because of the team culture that we had created,” said Kohli at the press conference.But a lot has transpired since India last toured Sri Lanka. India are the number one Test side in the world  on the back of a hugely successful marathon 13-Test home season. But Kohli’s men  know that the true  ‘Test’ starts with the beginning of the away tours, with stops at South Africa, England and Australia until 2018. Cricket like it always does, has come full circle as India look forward to march on in their domination of the gentleman’s game.advertisementlast_img read more