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first_img Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Preview Next Game: Box Score (HTML) Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) center_img ESPN+ Watch Live Story Links SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University volleyball team extended its season by grinding out a 3-2 win over Bradley in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament Thursday evening at Hammons Student Center.The Bulldogs were the final team to qualify for the six-team field and upended No. 3 seed Bradley by set scores of 25-15, 15-25, 25-23, 22-25, 17-15.The victory was the Bulldogs’ first in the MVC Tournament since 1998. They advance to face the No. 2 seed, Illinois State, Friday at 5 p.m. on ESPN+.Drake’s (21-13) senior hitters continued to do lead the offense as they have all year with Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) battling through injury to match a career-high with 19 kills on 59 attempts. Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) added 12 kills and 22 digs along with seven blocks just hours after earning first-team All-MVC honors.Sophomore Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) helped lift the Bulldogs with a career-high 12 kills on 29 attempts, three aces and two blocks in a match where the Bulldogs out-blocked the Braves 14-9. Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) led that blocking performance with a career-high 10 blocks.Kylee Macke (Ankeny, Iowa) had another strong showing defensively with 30 digs on a night where the Bulldogs recorded 110 digs.Bradley was eliminated from the tournament despite 23 kills from All-MVC first team selection Erica Haslag and 18 kills from the league’s Freshman of the Year, Hannah Thompson. After swapping the first four sets, the Bulldogs jumped out to an early 5-2 lead in the fifth set behind two aces from Tubbs. Drake never trailed going forward, despite Bradley pulling within a point or trying the score eight times. Three kills from Schofield gave the Bulldogs match point at 14-11 and Drake needed every bit of that cushion as three-straight points from Bradley tied the match at 14-14. Finally, back-to-back kills from Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) and Cheek gave the Bulldogs the two-point, 17-15, advantage to propel the Bulldogs into the semifinals of the MVC Tournament. vs. Illinois State 11/23/2018 – 5 p.m.last_img read more


first_imgLee Cook has signed for non-League Eastleigh. Cook joins the Spitfires having scored eight goals last season for Barnet, helping them win promotion back to the Football League.The 32-year-old from Hammersmith previously made almost 200 appearances for QPR and had spells at Fulham and Watford.See also:Cook hopes to eventually manage QPRFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img


first_imgJohannesburg, Tuesday 7 January 2014 – Brand South Africa congratulates the class of 2013 on their improved results and welcomes this as a positive contribution to the long terms development of South Africa.Brand South Africa CEO, Miller Matola said, “We congratulate the class of 2013 on their improved results as well as the teachers and parents who have played their part to support our learners to do best.  The improvement in the overall national pass rate and particularly in maths bodes well for the creation of a knowledge economy.  We are also pleased that the number of learners who will be able to enter university has increased.””“The National Development Plan clearly states that education, training and innovation are central to South Africa’s long-term development. They are core elements in alleviating poverty and reducing inequality.  Education enables each child to have an equal opportunity to do what they are best at.  The 2013 matric results indicate that South Africa is on the right trajectory to achieving this.”“As students, parents and teachers prepare for the 2014 academic year, we need to remember that it is the responsibility of parents and communities to play their part and support their children to ensure that they remain focused throughout the year. It is also the responsibility of teachers to inspire and assist students to do best at school and beyond.”“The ultimate responsibility of success lies with you, the learner.  It is vital that learners recognise that education provides the opportunity for them to discover their full potential.  Do not be afraid to set your own goals and aspire to meet each one!”Learners who did not succeeded in passing their matric examinations should not be discouraged, they should try again or register for the supplementary examinations. Remember the words of Nelson Mandela when he said, “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do,” concluded Matola.Note to editorsMinister Motshekga’s announcement of the 2013 matric results:http://www.education.gov.za/Newsroom/Speeches/tabid/298/ctl/Details/mid/2907/ItemID/3871/Default.aspxThe 2013 Matric Results can be accessed as follows:http://www.education.gov.za/MatricResults/ExamResults/tabid/175/Default.aspxAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit http://www.southafrica.info/ for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement.  Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.Follow Brand South Africa@Brand_SA (https://twitter.com/Brand_SA)Tell us how you Play Your Parthttp://www.playyourpart.co.za/tellus-someone@PlayyourpartSA#DoBestFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Fikile MakhobaEmail: FikileM@brandsouthafrica.comMobile: 071 155 9192Email: Fikilem@brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We have about 395 acres of corn left to go and 78 acres of beans. That acreage of beans isn’t much but it is four different farms and seven different fields and we’ll be taking the header on and off quite a bit to do that. It is slower running the corn now too. There is more corn down and wet conditions. We can only haul a couple of dumps on the grain cart so the combine is waiting for the grain cart some. You’re limited to where you can put the trucks and it all adds layers of challenges when you get wet conditions like this.We are hoping we don’t get too much rain today and we don’t get snow on the corn. If we are lucky enough, we’ll be able to go Wednesday and maybe Thursday. We are hoping we don’t get snow because it is no fun to clean out the inside of a combine.We are also concerned about if we can get the beans down to a moisture we can handle. We don’t really have the capability of getting them through our dryer, at least until we get the corn done. That will make it more of a challenge. We’ll just have to see what we’re given and go from there.There is still some corn around. I saw some people finished up Friday. Unfortunately I had some more combine problems. They had been haunting us all season. We also had some dryer problems. I think I finally spent enough time tearing things apart to get that fixed too.The cover crops are done. It is too late to plant any more. We are getting ready to inventory those for next summer.We’re typically done before Thanksgiving. With the way the weather forecasts are, it looks like it will be a challenge in the next week or so to get a whole lot done.last_img read more


first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: Liverpool have title advantage playing at Anfieldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino fears new stadium delays will wreck their title bid.He feels Anfield gives Liverpool the advantage as his second-place side battle for glory.Liverpool beat Newcastle 4-0 at home on Boxing Day and Poch said: “I saw the highlights, the Anfield crowd are desperate to win and are showing their support to the team.“Anfield was amazing, every game Liverpool are at Anfield is a party and that sometimes makes a difference.”Pochettino and his players are still having to play matches at Wembley as their new £850million stadium — which was supposed to open in September — is not yet finished.Pochettino said: “We cannot ask more from our fans, they are doing a fantastic job. The circumstances of this period in the club, we need to be strong and we cannot complain.“It’s not easy to get to Wembley on public transport, it’s not easy.“Our fans tried to raise the atmosphere but in a 90,000 stadium we’re limited to 51,000. We had 45,000.“That is why when I was asked before, ‘Do you want to move into our new stadium as soon as it is ready?'”I said ‘Of course, as soon as possible,’ because it’s going to be a massive boost for the team. It’s going to be a place where the fans can help the team achieve more. There is no doubt.” last_img read more


first_imgchris christie and jerry jones celebrate.Twitter/@Bogs4NYLaremy Tunsil may be lucky that this year’s draft is in Chicago, and not New York City. An overzealous former prosecutor may have hopped state lines to bring him in after a hacker posted an old video of him smoking a bong out of a gas mask to his Twitter account.New Jersey Governor and former presidential candidate Chris Christie joined WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Friday morning to discuss the draft, and spent a lot of time expressing his bemusement about the Tunsil situation. At one point, the former New Jersey Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer said that if he were still a prosecutor, he would have “gone in and cuffed” the Ole Miss offensive tackle. Buzzfeed’s Christopher Massie transcribed some of the more interesting parts of the appearance:“It’s unbelievable,” Christie said. “Because the bong hits aren’t enough. Give me the gas mask too. It’s incredible. I can’t take my eyes off it. It’s unbelievable.”Earlier in the interview, Christie, who opposes marijuana legalization, said, “When I was a prosecutor, I would’ve gone in and cuffed this guy,” adding, “I would’ve been all over it.”Christie also expressed sympathy towards Tunsil, saying, “Poor kid in that respect. I mean, he did it. But who’s the guy that hates him enough that they had access to the video and put it on. I mean, wow.”Here is the full interview: [Buzzfeed]last_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: The National Capital region was hit by an earthquake on Tuesday afternoon. The tremors were felt in different areas of the national capital region including New Delhi and Noida.The 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck north-west of Lahore on Tuesday afternoon. The tremors, which lasted a few seconds, were felt at around 4:35 pm in Delhi. The quake forced people living in Noida, Greater Noida, Gurugram and Ghaziabad to come out from their residential and commercial high-rises. However, no causality or major loss was reported in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). Delhi and its adjoining areas fall in the very sensitive Seismic Zone 4. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAccording to experts, tremors are caused due to Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates. The geological activity born out of this collision, also responsible for the birth of the Himalayan mountain range, is the cause of unstable seismicity in the region. But the concern remains for the skyscrapers in unplanned urbanisation which can lead to higher levels of destruction during powerful earthquakes. Increased seismic activity at frequent intervals has been posing a threat to the region. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarGeologically, Delhi and its suburbs including Ghaziabad and Noida together form a part of the Indo-Gangetic alluvium, which is filled with silt, sand, and loam. Disaster management experts said that upward areas along Yamuna and Hindon rivers are more vulnerable in case of an earthquake. Experts said that there are more than 50 lakh buildings in Delhi-NCR. Most of them do not have proper safety norms. Buildings close to the rivers are more vulnerable to earthquakes. Close to National Capital is Gurugram, which has many highrises prone to quakes. Tremor strikes city As soon as the earthquake hit the city, the people started informing other known persons through phone calls. People also used social media to share their experience during the tremor. “Just experienced #earthquake in Delhi CP. I sit in 9 floor and for some seconds I thought I experienced dizziness until the second colleague said she experienced it too. #delhiearthquake,” reads one of the tweets related to the earthquake. Another Twitterati tweeted that “Earthquake guys! Quite long. #DelhiEarthquake”. “Experienced an earthquake after 15 years. Failed to understand if I was dizzy or was the building actually moving #earthquake#earthquakeindelhi#delhiearthquake,” another tweet reads.last_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed concern over the origin and spread of fake messages on social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook and given the Centre three weeks to make recommendations that protect the “sovereignty of the State, privacy of an individual and prevention of illegal activities”.”(The) originator (of fake messages) must be traced. At the same time, the sovereignty of the nation and the privacy of individuals should be maintained. Neither we nor a High Court can decide. It is for the government to come up with a policy,” a two-judge bench headed by Justice Deepak Gupta said Tuesday. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThe top court had earlier asked the Centre to clarify whether it was contemplating forming guidelines or a framework for linking social media accounts of users with their 12-digit biometric unique identifier Aadhaar. The court had said the matter, to help trace the originator of content, needs to be decided at the earliest. It had said that it would not go into the merits of the case and would only decide the plea filed by Facebook Inc, which is seeking transfer of cases related to Aadhaar linking pending before high courts of Madras, Bombay and Madhya Pradesh to itself. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenThe Centre told the court that it had no objection to transfer of the cases as high courts have spent considerable judicial time on such matters. Facebook and instant messaging app WhatsApp, had said they had filed two appeals against Madras High Court orders. The Tamil Nadu government in its reply to the transfer petition had claimed that Facebook Inc and other social media companies were not complying with Indian laws, resulting in “increased lawlessness” and difficulties in “detecting crimes”. It had sought a modification of the August 20 order of the apex court directing the Madras High Court to continue hearing pleas for linking social media profiles with Aadhaar but restraining it from passing any orders. The high court is at an advanced stage of the hearing, but due to the apex court’s August 20 order, it deferred the hearing on those petitions, the state government had said.last_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi: State-owned GAIL India Ltd and its affiliates have set a target to provide 11.44 lakh piped cooking gas connections in the current fiscal as they chase what now looks like a highly improbable target of connecting one crore households with environment-friendly fuel by next year. GAIL and its joint ventures such as the ones that retail CNG and piped cooking gas in Delhi and Mumbai had achieved just 60 per cent of the target to give 11.25 lakh connections in the 2018-19 fiscal year, according to company’s target document reviewed by PTI. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraIn March 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pledged to provide piped natural gas connections to one crore households “in the next four years”. India had about 26 lakh households using gas received from a pipeline in the kitchen in 2015 and the government was keen for a massive expansion of piped cooking gas to help cut down the usage of subsidised LPG. LPG thus freed can be used to replace kerosene and forest wood for cooking in rural and remote areas. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysLater, the one crore deadline was pushed back by a year to 2020. But even this delayed deadline now looks improbable to achieve. Together with other private city gas distribution firms, piped cooking gas users in India rose from 42.65 lakh in March 2018 to over 52 lakh a year later. This has risen to 54.17 lakh as on September 1, according to the oil ministry’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC). Industry officials said the biggest push for piped cooking gas use would come when entities that have been authorised by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) in two bid rounds in the last one-year start work. When they come on stream, such users will jump many fold, they said. With a licence to retail CNG and piped gas to household kitchens given out for 136 geographical areas or GAs in last one year, the coverage of city gas network would be 70 per cent of country’s population, they said, adding household kitchens getting piped cooking gas would reach 5 crore by 2030 once full rollout is achieved in all the cities licensed. To achieve Prime Minister’s target of 1 crore piped natural gas users by 2020, a massive 45 lakh connections will have to be given in one year. But the biggest city gas distribution group GAIL is only targeting 11.44 lakh in year to March 31, 2020, according to the company document. This target comprises 3.4 lakh new connections each in the national capital region and Mumbai and adjoining towns, and another 1.43 lakh in Pune. This target compares to 11.02 lakh piped natural gas users in the national capital region and 12.77 lakh in Mumbai and adjoining cities, according to the GAIL document. In 2018-19, GAIL and its affiliates had targeted 3 lakh connections in the national capital region (NCR) and Mumbai and adjoining cities. Against this, Indraprastha Gas Ltd issued a record 2.1 lakh connections while Mahanagar Gas Ltd enrolled 1.68 lakh new users. Pune currently has 1.68 lakh users getting piped natural gas in their kitchens. Other cities where GAIL and its affiliates are targeting new users include Kanpur, Agra and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, Indore and Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, Kakinada, Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh and Hyderabad in Telangana.last_img read more


first_imgNew Delhi/Berne: As India steps up its crackdown on suspected black money stashed abroad, Switzerland has issued public notices to former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and his wife Minal following requests made by Indian authorities about Swiss bank details of the couple.In its latest federal gazette notification on assistance sought by foreign jurisdictions under bilateral treaties for exchange of information on matters concerning suspected financial irregularities, Switzerland’s Federal Tax Administration (FTA) has named Lalit and Minal Modi (alias Minalini Modi) among such individuals. The former IPL commissioner, who is said to have left India for London in 2010, is already facing a money-laundering probe also, though he has denied any wrongdoing. The two separate notifications dated October 1 did not disclose any further details, besides giving Lalit and Minal Modi ten days’ time to designate authorised persons to respond to the assistance request received by the FTA from India. Interestingly, similar notices were issued against the two in 2016, but it could not be ascertained whether the Swiss authorities eventually shared the details with India in that case. That time also, the two were given time for “exercise of the right to be heard”. In recent months, several other Indian nationals have been named in such notifications after Indian authorities approached the Swiss FTA for information about those people concerning the pending tax-related probes against them.last_img read more