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Volleyball Falls In Home Finale, 3-1

first_imgStory Links Preview Box Score (PDF) Next Game: DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University volleyball team ended its 2018 home schedule with a hard-fought 3-1 loss to visiting Missouri State Saturday, Nov. 10, evening at the Knapp Center.Missouri State defeated the Bulldogs by set scores of 25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 25-15 behind 27 kills from Amelia Flynn.On its ‘Senior Night,’ Drake (18-13, 6-10 MVC) was led by senior Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) with 16 kills on 40 attempts and just one error as she continues to battle through injury. She also tacked on 11 digs.Fellow senior Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) notched her 13th-straight game in double figures with 13 kills and had a double-double with 12 digs. Freshman setter Caitlyn Smith (Marion, Iowa) helped guide the offense with a career-high 46 assists.Drake hit .277 in its third-set win to extend the match with Schofield and Cheek combining for eight kills in the set. Cheek’s serving also keyed a 4-0 run that helped break a tie and allow Drake to pull away. However, in the decisive fourth set, Missouri State (16-13, 9-7 MVC) rolled out to a 19-11 lead to push past the Bulldogs for the 3-1 victory.Drake closes the regular season next weekend with matches at Evansville and Indiana State. at Indiana State 11/16/2018 – 7 p.m. Watch Live Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster ESPN+ Box Score (HTML) last_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: STRICTLY COME DANCING EVENT PROMISES TO BE THE REAL ‘DEELE’

first_imgJason Cole and Tara Friel looking forward to the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Evin Devenney and Sonia Toland are all set to give a real night of entertainment at the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th.Liam Porter and Sabrina Barnett who are taking part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing.Deele College caretaker Gerry Crawford and art teacher Patrice Gallagher who are taking part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th.Dianne Gallagher and Michael Gallagher, two of the teachers taking part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Two of the students who will be dancing on the night of the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th are Shea McDaid and Victoria Kelly.Paddy Flood and Anouska Mulrine two of the dancers taking part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing in the Mount Errigal on December 6th.Students Keely Higgins and Oliver Quinn among the fantastic dancers lined up to take part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th.Stephen Gibson and Grainne O’Donnell just two of the grat line up of dancers who will be taking part in the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing on December 6th in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Even though the event itself won’t take place until December 6th there’s already been a huge demand for tickets for the Deele College Strictly Come Dancing contest which will be held in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny.Tickets for the show will go on sale at a launch night in the school on Monday November 17th and according to Caitriona Bonner one of the teachers organising the event, they are likely to be snapped up very quickly indeed.Catriona told Donegal Daily, “We have a terrific team of dancers who have been rehearsing for a number of weeks now and our Transition Year classes will also be dancing on the night. “There is great excitement building about the Strictly now and early indications are that it will be a guaranteed sell-out.“Aside from the Transition Year classes, eleven couples will take to floor on the night representing teachers, staff, students, past pupils and parents all keen to help the school with this worthy fund raising venture.“The Strictly is part of the ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations at the school and proceeds are going towards the development of a canteen in the school.“We are delighted that there has been such a terrific response. She added that the full line up of dancers will be officially unveiled on the launch night with tickets then available from the dancers or through the school.“We have a Facebook Page set up where people can keep up to date with all the news relating to the Strictly.However, I would urge anyone thinking of going on the night to make sure they get their tickets before they are sold out, she concluded. PICTURE SPECIAL: STRICTLY COME DANCING EVENT PROMISES TO BE THE REAL ‘DEELE’ was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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) Tags:deele collegeEnterainmentFeaturesnewsStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

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Kurtenbach: 5 extremely bold Warriors predictions for the 2019-20 season

first_imgThe Warriors’ 2019-2020 campaign is poised to be one of the most peculiar in years for the franchise — new team, new arena, new expectations.But let me tell you, if you think things are strange now, they’re only going to get wackier in the weeks to come.And before the season tips off, come and peer into my crystal ball and see what I expect from the Dubs as we enter a new decade.And pay heed — there’s nothing tame about foretellings: Stephen Curry breaks the NBA record for made …last_img

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Charter ‘boosted banking access in SA’

first_img27 September 2012The percentage of South Africans with a bank account increased from 47% in 2005 to 63% in 2011 after the launch of the country’s first Financial Sector Charter in 2004, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.Addressing more than 350 delegates from over 70 countries at the opening of the 4th Global Policy Forum in Cape Town, Gordhan said South Africa’s experience of the Financial Sector Charter provided a lesson on how to confront the challenges of financial inclusion.The first charter was negotiated in 2004 and resulted in the Mzansi bank account, which has been taken up by three-million users, while banks also began rolling out more branches, he said.The second Financial Sector Charter was gazetted for comment by the Department of Trade and Industry in March.Gordhan said the long-term sustainability of financial systems hinged on the ability of these systems to serve all citizens.“The inequality, the social and political distrust of elites, and the neglect of the poor and the impoverishment of millions as a result of the financial crisis, that we still haven’t recovered from, poses serious challenges to the economic, political and social stability and progress of ourselves,” he said.He said the National Treasury was developing a “twin peaks” regulatory framework for financial services which would come into effect in the next 18 months.The new model would see the development of different regulatory focuses between prudential regulation and consumer protection, while the National Treasury would remain responsible for policy implementation, including one of encouraging greater financial access.He said an IMF report on financial stability released in April was concerning, as it indicated that innovative products were already being developed to sidestep the new financial regulations.The financial sector is faced with various challenges, include a disconnect from the real economy, said Gordhan, who pointed out that banks needed to serve more people and entrepreneurs to generate growth and create jobs.Another challenge was how multi-national banks were serving emerging markets, he said.It was also important to develop regulations to ensure that the poor were protected should new crises emerge.Central banks also needed to ensure that their respective banking sectors weren’t overly dominated by a few big banks, as this could stifle competition and the development of new and affordable financial products.Also addressing the conference on Wednesday, the deputy governor of the central bank of the Philippines, Nestor Espenilla, said the central bank’s policy of focusing of micro finance had led to 200 community banks providing financial services to almost a million micro entrepreneursEspenilla said that along with increasing micro finance, the Philippines government had also encouraged more financial education and consumer protection.Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Natalie Du Toit: ‘It is important to swim your own race’

first_imgSwimming inspiration Natalie Du Toit will feature in the next instalment of Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part TV series, to be aired on Sunday 27 July at 9pm on SABC2. The Paralympics and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist swimmer is one of South Africa’s most inspiring athletes. Ranked amongst the fastest distance swimmers in the world, in 2008 Natalie Du Toit made history when she became the first amputee to qualify for the Summer Olympic Games. • Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122 [email protected] • Paralympic dream team • Paralympic heroes back in South Africa • South Africa takes doping seriously • Celebrating South Africa’s Paralympians • Sport in South AfricaMelissa Jane CookSleekly diving into an Olympic –sized pool, and emerging victorious from waters churned by her heroic swimming; this is how swim fans around the world remember Natalie Du Toit, as she freestyled and butterflied her way to the slew of gold medals she’s accumulated over her spectacular career.The Paralympics and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist swimmer is one of South Africa’s most inspiring athletes. Ranked amongst the fastest distance swimmers in the world, in 2008 she made history when she became the first amputee to qualify for the Summer Olympic Games.Her name is synonymous with courage, determination, overcoming adversity, and above all, being a phenomenal athlete.Du Toit won over South Africans’ hearts when, at just 17 years old, and a rising star on the South African swimming scene, a scooter accident left her with her left leg amputated at the knee; undeterred, five months later, she was back in the pool. Her first workout exhausted her after 25 metres, but at least she was swimming again, more out of curiosity than determination. “I just wanted to see what would happen,” Du Toit said.Her “never give up” approach led to her achieving her biggest dream – competing in the Olympic Games. She was one of only two Paralympians who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, having qualified for the Games after finishing fourth in the 10km open-water race at the Open Water World Championships in Spain.Du Toit went on to qualify for the finals of the 800m freestyle event at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. This marked the first time in recent history that an amputee raced in the finals of an international able-bodied swimming competition. At the end of the Games, Du Toit was presented with the first David Dixon Award for Outstanding Athlete of the Games. Consequently, she is the most successful South African Paralympian of all time, and an important figure in the history of sport.Watch Natalie Du Toit’s storyA gold-medal careerDu Toit has successfully competed, and won gold, in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympic Games, and the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games. In 2009, she received South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga in Gold, honouring her exceptional achievements in swimming.In March 2010, she became the second South African after Ernst van Dyk to be named the Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability.“It’s people like Natalie that provide the incentive for the youngsters to aspire to greatness”, said South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee president, Gideon Sam. “She fully deserves this acknowledgement.”Later that year, she was the most outstanding athlete in the International Paralympic Committee’s Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. She won six gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal. Only three countries bettered her personal haul of six gold medals in women’s events.2012 London Paralympics swansongDu Toit competed in the 2012 London Paralympic Games to score three gold medals and a silver, which took her tally to 13 gold medals across three Paralympic Games. These would be the last Olympic medals of her career, as she officially retired from professional swimming after her final race in the Games.Even then, she emerged as the most successful South African athlete at the Games, winning gold medals in the 400m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley. She also added a silver medal in her last race, the 100m freestyle.Watch Natalie Du Toit at the 2012 London paralympicsThese days she is much in demand as a motivational public speaker, inspiring youngsters worldwide to reach for their dreams; “There’s really no line between able-bodied and disabled swimming … I treat both of them the same. They’re your opponents and you’ve got to race the way you train. It is important to swim your own race and not someone else’s.”last_img read more

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Ohio Corn, Soybean and Wheat Farmers Applaud Senate Passage of Lake Erie Plan

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) applaud Wednesday’s passage by the Ohio Senate of Senate Bill 299, bipartisan legislation that would invest $20 million in farm equipment and other initiatives to help farmers reduce phosphorus runoff in the Western Lake Erie Basin.The legislation, known as Clean Lake 2020, would also invest significant resources in dredging prevention, research and monitoring, and conservation programs. OSA and OCWGA both testified in support of SB 299 last week.“The health of Lake Erie has been a priority for Ohio grain farmers for many years, and they have invested their own dollars in research and education programs in an effort to be part of the solution,” said Allen Armstrong, OSA president. “Clean Lake 2020 will help farmers implement even more best management practices and achieve our goals faster.”The Ohio House is expected to consider and vote on its version of Clean Lake 2020, House Bill 634, in the coming weeks.“This is an example of good, bipartisan work done on behalf of Lake Erie that promotes healthy soils and clean water,” said Jed Bower, OCWGA president. “Working collaboratively with all stakeholders and making science-based policy is essential to making real progress.”last_img read more

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Keith Jackson, 89, Announcer With ‘Whoa, Nelly!’ Call, Dies

first_imgKeith Jackson laid down the soundtrack to Saturday for a generation of college football fans with phrases such as his signature “Whoa, Nelly!” From the World Series to the Olympics, NFL to NBA, he did it all over five decades as a sportscaster, but most appropriately his final assignment before retiring 12 years ago was one of the greatest college football games ever.Jackson died Friday. He was 89.A statement by ESPN, which consolidated with ABC Sports, Jackson’s longtime employer, announced his death Saturday. No cause was given. He was a longtime resident of Sherman Oaks, California, and died near his home there.A native of west Georgia, near the Alabama border, his smooth baritone voice and use of phrases like “big uglies” for linemen gave his game calls a familiar feel.“He was one of our giants,” longtime broadcaster Brent Musburger told The Associated Press. “He could do anything and loved doing it.”Jackson might be best known for his “Whoa, Nelly!” exclamation, but he didn’t overuse it. Borrowed from his great-grandfather, a farmer, the phrase also part of a commercial Jackson did for Miller Lite in the mid-’90s. But it was no catchphrase.“He never made anything up,” Musburger said. “That’s how Keith talked.”In a Fox Sports interview in 2013, Jackson said his folksy language stemmed from his rural upbringing and he became comfortable with the usage through the years.“I would go around and pluck things off the bush and see if I could find a different way to say some things. And the older I got the more willing I was to go back into the Southern vernacular because some of it’s funny,” Jackson said.ESPN “College GameDay” host Rece Davis, who grew up in Alabama, said listening to Jackson assured him that it was OK for a national broadcaster to sound Southern.“Some people become the voice of the sport through their expertise, which Keith certainly had. But it’s almost as if the good Lord created that voice, which sounds like what red clay ought to sound like if it could talk, to be the perfect voice for college football,” Davis told the AP.Jackson is a member of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, and called more Rose Bowl games, 15, than any other announcer.“When you heard his voice, you knew it was a big game,” said Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive of The Walt Disney Co., which owns ESPN.Jackson’s death comes just three weeks after that of another sportscasting titan — Dick Enberg, known for his own excited calls of “Oh, my!” during a 60-year career.Kirk Herbstreit was among the college football broadcasters paying tribute to Jackson on social media.“Can close my eyes and think of so many of his special calls. Thank you Keith for all the memories and the grace in which you provided them,” Herbstreit posted on Twitter.After serving four years in the Marine Corps, Jackson broadcast his first college football game in 1952 as an undergraduate at Washington State. He worked in radio and television before joining ABC Sports in 1966.Jackson first announced his retirement in 1998 but returned to work. He retired for good after the 2006 Rose Bowl, when he called Texas’ upset of Southern California for the BCS championship on Vince Young’s last-minute touchdown scramble.“Fourth-and-5. The national championship on the line right here,” Jackson said right before Young took the snap on that memorable play. “He’s going for the cornerrrr. He’s got it! Vince. Young. Scores.”The Rose Bowl stadium’s radio and TV booths were renamed in his honor two years ago. He is in the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame for his contributions to the New Year’s Day game, which is he credited with nicknaming “The Granddaddy of Them All.”Jackson was also the first play-by-play announcer on ABC’s “Monday Night Football” telecasts before being replaced in the program’s second season by Frank Gifford.He called multiple World Series and baseball All-Star games, and was ABC’s lead NBA play-by-play announcer. He worked college basketball with Dick Vitale, and covered 10 Olympics, calling swimming, track and field, basketball, speedskating and ski jumping.Musburger recalled doing the radio play-by-play for the 1986 National League championship series between the Mets and Astros when Jackson was on the television call ABC. The series ended in the Astrodome with a dramatic, 16-inning victory in Game 6 by the Mets.“Keith was in the television booth right next to me,” Musburger said. “I’ll never forget when the game was over, Keith’s hand, and I didn’t know whose hand it was, but it came around the corner extension into the radio booth and he offered me a vodka after the game to celebrate what we had been through.”Desmond Howard, who returned a punt for a touchdown at Michigan in one of Jackson’s best-known calls, tweeted that he had a hard time expressing how much Jackson meant to him, his alma mater and college football.“May his family find some comfort in knowing how much joy he brought us for so many years and that his legacy endures,” Howard said.Jackson is survived by his wife of 63 years, Turi Ann.Funeral arrangements were not announced.___By JAY REEVESReeves reported from Birmingham, Alabama. AP Sports Writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles, Janie McCauley in Oakland, California, and Ralph D. Russo in New York contributed.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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New water-proof Kindle Paperwhite in India for Rs 12,999

first_imgBengaluru, Oct 16 (IANS) Amazon on Tuesday introduced the all-new Kindle Paperwhite with a lighter design and water-proofing for Rs 12,999.The Kindle Paperwhite is a front-lit Kindle e-book reader that offers improved contrast and enables users to easily read in the dark compared to older backlit Kindle devices.”We are constantly improving the design to help customers stay immersed in the story. Today, we are excited to bring even more premium features – like a thinner and lighter flush-front design, additional storage, waterproofing – to our most popular Kindle,” Jayshree Gururaj, Director-Amazon Devices, said in a statement.The new Kindle Paperwhite sports a flush-front design and a back made of soft, easy-to-grip material so it rests easily in the users’ hand. It is the thinnest and lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet, measuring 8.18-mm and weighing 182-gram.The six-inch, high-resolution 300 pixel per inch (ppi) display has laser-quality text that reads like real paper, the company claimed. It also includes five LEDs and an adjustable front light for a uniform, glare-free display in any setting.”The new Kindle Paperwhite comes with twice the storage so you can keep more content on your device. It is available in 8GB, which is twice the storage as the previous generation and can hold thousands of titles, and 32 GB for storing even larger libraries for avid readers,” the company added.–IANSksc/mag/bglast_img read more

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