Track & Field Records Nine Personal Bests In Final Non-Conference Meet

first_img LINCOLN, Neb. – The Drake University track and field teams won four events and recorded nine personal bests on Saturday afternoon at the Nebraska Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. The meet was the Bulldogs’ final competition before next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Mariah Crawford (DeSoto, Texas) nearly swepts the sprints with a pair of personal bests by taking the 100 meters in 12.22 and finishing second in the 200 meters in 24.80. In the men’s sprints, Caulin Graves (Kansas City, Mo.) won the 200 meters with a personal best of 21.23 that ranks as the sixth-fastest time in the Valley this season. 200 Meters2. Mariah Crawford, 24.804. Ebele Okoye, 25.40 100-Meter Hurdles1. Mary Young, 13.705. Victoria Coombe, 14.4612. Bryce Lang, 16.51 The small meet pitted 26 Bulldogs against Nebraska, Iowa State and Iowa State Wesleyan as both the men’s and women’s teams continued to post strong performances. Other members of the team had the weekend off to prepare for the MVC Championship. 110-Meter Hurdles3. Dom Lombardi, 15.00 In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) continued her strong season with another win, this one coming in a time of 13.70. The hurdlers again led the team with a pair of wins in the men’s 400-meter hurdles and women’s 100-meter hurdles. 800 Meters9. Alec Bognar, 2:00.1911. Michael Cooper, 2:02.0112. John Freeman, 2:06.31 Complete Results (PDF) 200 Meters1. Caulin Graves, 21.235. Deonne Witherspoon, 22.0211. Nihad Ejubovic, 22.66 Nebraska InvitationalDrake Individual Men’s Results100 Meters9. Nihad Ejubovic, 11.45center_img The Bulldogs return to the track Friday, May 12, for the first day of the MVC Championship in Wichita, Kan. 4×100-Meter Relay3. Lombardi, Priebe, Witherspoon, Graves, 41.16 400-Meter Hurdles1. Bas Van Leersum, 51.354. Malik Metivier, 53.055. Dom Lombardi, 53.277. Hudson Priebe, 54.528. Tyler Zak, 55.33 400 Meters4. Blair Barrow, 49.306. Cory Erickson, 50.708. George Webb, 51.7710. Maxwell Harlan, 53.32               Drake Individual Women’s Results100 Meters1. Mariah Crawford, 12.22 Story Links 400 Meters4. Kayla Giuliano, 58.095. Kaylen Rettig, 59.14 Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) won the men’s 400-meters with his best performance to date as a Bulldog with a personal best of 51.35. That time ranks as the fourth fastest in Drake history and is currently the top time in the MVC this season. Van Leersum was one of five Bulldogs to finish in the top eight in the event with Malik Metivier (Toronto, Ont.) coming in fourth in 53.05. 1,500 Meters8. Morgan Garcia, 5:01.719. Mykaela Cole, 5:03.3711. Paige Nicholson, 5:07.2613. Olivia Rogers, 5:23.11 400-Meter Hurdles3. Victoria Coombe, 1:01.817. Bryce Lang, 1:10.23 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup: Sekajugo, Ocen dropped as McKinstry names Cranes XI for Somalia game

first_imgThe Cranes defeated Burundi 2-1 in their opening game. (PHOTO/Courtesy)CECAFA Senior Challenge CupSomalia vs UgandaStarTimes Stadium, LugogoMonday, 09-12-2019 @4pmCranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has named the starting XI for Uganda’s second Group A match against Somalia in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.The North Irishman has made only two changes to the team that started in the 2-1 win over Burundi on Saturday afternoon.Wakiso Giants FC forward Viane Sekajugo and Police FC midfielder Ben Ocen are the players who have lost their starting berths.Replacing the two is Busoga United’s Joel Madondo and URA FC pacey winger Joachim Ojera.The rest of the team remains unchanged as KCCA goalkeeper Charles Lukwago is maintained in the goalkeeping role.Vipers SC Paul Willa on the right-back, Mustafa Kizza on the left, John Revita and skipper Halid Lwaliwa in the central defence, as it was against Burundi.URA FC Midfielder Shafiq Kagimu returns to his central midfield role.Proline FC player Bright Anukani and KCCA FC playmaker Allan Okello are the other offensive midfielders at the center of the park.Vipers SC striker Fahad Bayo will continue to lead the attacking force as he hopes to add another goal to the one he scored on Saturday.Five Uganda Cranes players Charles Lukwago, Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita, and Allan Okello were part of the team that defeated Somalia 4-1 in the CHAN 2020 a few months ago.Somalia head into the game joint second in group A following their 0-0 draw with Djibouti on Saturday.The other game on Monday will see Burundi take on Eritrea at 1:30pm.After the game against Somalia, Uganda will next face Ethiopia and Djibouti.Uganda Cranes Starting XI: Charles Lukwago (GK) (KCCA FC), Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC), John Revita (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Joachim Ojera (URA FC), Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United)Subs: Joel Mutakubwa (GK) (Kyetume FC), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Paul Mbowa (URA FC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Steven Mukwala (Maroons FC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Viane Sekajugo (Wakiso Giants), Nicolas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Ben Ocen (Police FC)The CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup results so farGroup A-Djibouti 0-0 Somalia-Uganda 2-1 BurundiGroup B-Zanzibar 1-1 Sudan-Kenya 1-0 TanzaniaComments Tags: Ben OcenCECAFA Senior Challenge CupFahad BayoJoachim OjeraJoel MadondoJohnathan McKinstryUganda CranesViane Sekajugolast_img read more

No-Till Conference highlights

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There was plenty to discuss at yesterday’s Ohio No-Till Conference. Slugs have been a long-time problem in no-till and Kelley Timon discussed strategies for controlling them, including some initial research on the role of cover crops. Bill Haddad talked about the importance of managing weeds to prevent resistance problems from developing and a panel featuring Dave Brandt, Neil Badenhop and others addressed these and other issues. Jim Hoorman covered a broad swath of reasons for cover crop use and discussed how encouraging hawks and owls on the farm can be one of the best ways to control moles and voles. Les and Jerry Siler also talked about how they are tackling problems with cyst nematodes. Capt. Dave Spangler has been a charter boat captain for 24 years and shared his insights on the HAB situation in Lake Erie. A panel featuring Dave Brandt and Neil Badenhop covered a broad range of topics. A series of maps in Spangler’s presentation showed mycrocystis levels in Lake Erie on different dates. This is in August of 2016. This map shows mycrocystis levels in Lake Erie in August of 2015. This map shows mycrocystis levels in Lake Erie in August of 2014 when Toledo residents were told they couldn’t drink the water. This shows the relative toxicity of mycrocystin produced by the harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie. Award winners were honored including Les and Jerry Seiler from Fulton County (Outstanding No-till Farmers), Eric Niemeyer from Buckeye Soil Solutions (Agri-Business Award) and the Seneca Soil and Water Conservation District (No-Till Promoter Award). Bill Haddad spoke about managing weeds and the importance of cover crops. “The good Lord meant for everything to be covered. You either put a cover crop in or he’ll put on in for you.”Here is more from some of the presenters:Dale Minyo speaks with Dave Brandt on No Till, cover crops, and their combined value.Dave Brandt Covers And No TillDale Minyo hears from Les and Jerry Siler on their operation history and their honor as No Till Farmers of the YearJerry And Les Seller No Till Farmers Of The Yearlast_img read more

Webinar looks at the changing climate and agriculture

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Weather patterns are changing and presenting unique challenges to the agricultural community, both in Ohio and across the globe. An upcoming webinar will focus on the changing weather patterns, how those shifts have impacted the industry and ways the ag community can adapt.On June 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. EST Webinar host Aaron Wilson will take an hour long look at the changing climate. Wilson is an atmospheric scientist at The Ohio State University and an expert in weather, climatology and climate change. He holds a joint appointment as a research scientist at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, as a climate specialist with OSU Extension and is a contributing member to the State Climate Office of Ohio. His recent work focuses on the local impacts of changing weather patterns, particularly those affecting the ag sector.The session will cover:Challenges a changing climate presents to Ohio’s ag sector.How agriculture can impact our changing climate.Effects of increasing greenhouse gases.Differences between weather and climate.Local and global context for impacts.How temperatures and precipitation have already affected agriculture in Ohio.An opportunity to ask questions.Listeners will get an update on scientific projections for the future, learn ways the ag community can adapt, get deeper understanding of weather and the impacts of our changing climate, and find out about mitigation efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions and enrich our soils. To register, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5760563917587783180.last_img read more

What’s In a Name? Is a Hip Startup Name Important?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Debates over the importance of naming your startup have resurfaced recently with news of a stealthy startup called Hipster. The company is in private alpha, and while details are scarce as to what Hipster is, folks seem to have plenty to say about the startup’s name. Mashable’s Brenna Ehrlich asks “Should you name your startup after a meme?” And Techcrunch’s Alexis Tsotsis asks the question “Is naming your startup ‘Hipster’ genius or terrible?” No matter which camp you’re in – “genius” or “terrible” – the Hipster name seems to have generated a fair amount of buzz for the company, which hopes to present at Jason Calacanis’s LAUNCH conference next month.But pre-launch buzz for (capital L) Hipster and fodder for rants about (lower-case L) hipsters aside, does this company’s name confirm or challenge conventional wisdom about naming your startup?That wisdom – nicely illustrated in this post at OnStartups – says you should pick a name that’s memorable, that’s easy-to-read, spell and pronounce, and that’s got an available .com. (Hipster is certainly memorable for a certain population, but it’s worth noting that the domain name in question here is Usehipster.com.)But Jason Cohen, founder of Smart Bear Software, has written some additional advice, some that may run counter to some of the conventional wisdom. (Does that make it “hipster”? I’m not sure.) Cohen suggests that entrepreneurs don’t need to use available domain names as the way to brainstorm and select a company. Rather, he argues, consider naming your company but then choosing a different domain name. He writes, “you should use your domain name for something other than restating your name. Instead of GoGumdrop.com, why not BestPartyEver.com or CandyForParties.com. Isn’t getting into the first position in a Google search for “party candy” worth it? Those domains still say what you do, so it’s still informative and sensible whether you’re telling someone over the phone or displaying in advertisement.”With the increasing usage of URL shorteners, Cohen contends, having a domain name match your company name is less important. Furthermore, it’s less important what your company is called than what you do. After all, a name – good, bad or hipster, may not be what makes or breaks of your company.What do you think? Is the name of your startup that big a deal? And should you free yourself from the constraints of available .coms when choosing one? audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#tips last_img read more

New pilot program to provide better access to health initiatives for military families and communities

first_imgArmy Gen. Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, signs a Memorandum of Understanding, designed to assist National Guard Families, Camp Dawson, W. Va., Oct. 29, 2014.In October of 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the National Guard Bureau (NGB) signed a memorandum of understanding to connect both organizations to the Cooperative Extension System in an effort to increase health initiatives for military families. At the time, Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA director was quoted stating that, “The men and women who protect this nation should have access to as much information and resources as possible to help preserve the strength and well-being of their families. Members of the military, their spouses, and children can utilize the education and assistance from these programs and universities, before, during, and after deployments to maintain a healthy lifestyle, regardless of their mission or where they are stationed.”Two years later, there are many new programs across the U.S. which support military families as well as service professionals working within their communities by providing education and employment support, family readiness, and physical, spiritual and behavioral health support. Under this initiative the USDA and NGB want to ensure that these resources and programs are accessible to service members and their families, even those that are geographically dispersed. Out of the collaboration between both organizations and the Cooperative Extension System a new pilot program has developed to achieve this goal, Building Healthy Military Communities (BHMC).Building Healthy Military Communities is a seven state pilot program which aims to better understand the challenges faced by Service members and their families in accessing resources that may impact force readiness, well-being, and resiliency. The program will operate in Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, Maryland, Indiana, Florida, and Oklahoma. At the beginning of the pilot, the program will perform an environmental scan to determine the assets and needs of each state. Using the results of this scan, BHMC will help each state to build a plan to better serve their service members and families. The ultimate goal of the plan is to validate the process to better serve the geographically dispersed service members and their families. Within this effort, the Military Families Learning Network will assist the seven states in connecting to their respective state cooperative extension systems to leverage their community capacity and to maximize the  land grant and extension systems’ capacity to serve as a force multiplier in the family readiness mission area.The results of the BHMC pilot will also inform the Total Force Fitness Capabilities Based Assessment in order to establish an enduring capability to support wellbeing, readiness, and resiliency in support of remote Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard members and their families.For more information about the Building Healthy Military Communities pilot program, visit: https://www.jointservicessupport.org/Outreach/Index8.aspxlast_img read more

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited having problems finding buyers for its Marut aircraft

first_imgFinancial imbroglioFinance Minister Pranab Mukherjee does not seem to be getting his way in key postings within his ministry. The Prime Minister’s Secretariat has overruled Mukherjee in three cases in recent weeks: in the appointment of R.K. Kaul, additional secretary in the banking division, as secretary of the Finance Commission;,Financial imbroglioFinance Minister Pranab Mukherjee does not seem to be getting his way in key postings within his ministry. The Prime Minister’s Secretariat has overruled Mukherjee in three cases in recent weeks: in the appointment of R.K. Kaul, additional secretary in the banking division, as secretary of the Finance Commission; of Textile Secretary A.K. Dutt as banking secretary; and the promotion of P.K. Basu, director-general of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, from the rank of additional secretary to secretary.Basu is likely to be shifted out of the ministry and his place in the upgraded post taken by an officer who has been rejected thrice recently for senior postings. The Public Enterprises Selection Board found him unsuitable for two top public sector posts, while the Union Public Services Commission rejected him for the post of director-general, technical development. P.C. Alexander, principal secretary to the prime minister, is understood to have virtually vetoed the finance minister’s suggestion in all three cases.Sporting changesThe formation of a separate ‘Sports Authority of India’ is being seriously considered at the concerned levels. The construction of the various sports complexes for the Asiad has apparently sparked off the move since it gives India a permanent sports infrastructure to hold international events (India is a leading contender for the Afro-Asian Games in 1983).Rather than let the stadia lie vacant, a sports authority would be the ideal answer to coordinate efforts and lobby for international meets. If the move fructifies, the man tipped to head the organisation is Ram Niwas Mirdha, deputy chairman of the Asian Games Special Organising Committee.advertisementGrooming a chiefSome major changes in the military hierarchy are in the offing. According to reliable sources, the grooming of the next chief of army staff is shortly to begin. The man tipped for he take over is Lt-General S.K. Sinha, general officer commanding-in-chief.Western Command. Sinha, it is reported, will shortly be shifted to New Delhi to take over as vice-chief of army staff while the present vice-chief, Lt-General Sethna, will switch places and take over as COC-in-C, Western Command. That will give Sinha enough time to get attuned to Delhi’s political atmosphere before he takes over from General Krishna Rao who retires next year.Unwanted offspringHindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is having some major problems finding buyers for its Marut aircraft. The Marut, thanks to innumerable delays, has been rejected by the Indian Air Force since it is now considered to be of obsolete technology and doesn’t fit in with the IAF’s scheme of things, HAL has been trying to interest the Navy in the Maruts, but despite reported pressure from political circles, the Navy has turned HAL down flat – which leaves HAL once again holding an unwanted baby along with the Chetak helicopter which is also looking vainly for buyers, despite some heavy advertising.Unusual alliancesPouitics has never had stranger bedfellows than in Haryana. The recent post-election developments were distinguished by a realignment of forces. Bhajan Ual, who had been attempting to sabotage Bansi Lal’s chances in Haryana politics by collaborating with Union Agriculture Minister Rao Birendra Singh, has now switched sides. The first move in the rapprochement with Bansi Lal came when his son Surinder Singh was given the agriculture portfolio.Birendra Singh and Bansi Lal: Continuing battleNow, reliable sources say that Bansi Lal) will get Birendra Singh’s place in the Union Cabinet, and Singh will be jettisoned after Mrs Gandhi returns from her US trip. These moves also represent a victory for Birendra Singh’s arch Ahir enemy, Rao Ram Singh, who is slated to get the plum home portfolio in Haryana. Action on these fronts was reportedly withheld only because Mrs Gandhi did not want any upsets in the Presidential election.Flogging a memoryEven two years after his death, Congress(I) leaders are still collecting funds in Sanjay Gandhi’s name. Despite Mrs Gandhi’s disapproval, a prominent Delhi Pradesh Congress(I) Committee (DPCC-I) leader raised over Rs 16 lakh last month from wholesale traders of Khari Baoli, Chandni Chowk, Kamala Market and Sadar Bazar for celebrating Sanjay’s second death anniversary on June 23. Mrs Gandhi attended several DPCC(I)-sponsored functions.Recently, two Delhi Congress(I) MP’s complained to Mrs Gandhi that the method by which the donations were procured had brought a bad name to the party, because Sanjay’s name was exploited to fleece the trading community.Moreover, the list of donors includes a notorious land-grabber against whom both the DDA and the Municipal Corporation have launched criminal cases. These MP’s have requested Mrs Gandhi to put an end to such practices which may spoil the party’s prospects in the coming elections to the Metropolitan Council.advertisementlast_img read more

9 months agoArsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham all tracking Guingamp star Marcus Thuram

first_imgArsenal, Man Utd and Tottenham all tracking Guingamp star Marcus Thuramby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe son of France World Cup winner is being watched by Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.They’re all on the trail of striker Marcus Thuram – the son of French World Cup winner Lilian, says The Sun.The Guingamp star has hit 10 goals in 17 games this season to catch the eyes of the Premier League trio.Thuram scored the winner as his club shocked holders Paris Saint-Germain, beating them 2-1 in the French League Cup last week.The 21-year-old has won rave reviews this season, despite Brittany-based minnows Guingamp propping up Ligue 1.And the Gunners, Spurs and United all reportedly sent scouts to check on him against Saint-Etienne on Saturday. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

China upbeat ahead of US trade talks but differences large

first_imgBEIJING — China has sounded a positive note ahead of trade talks with Washington, but economists warn they face lengthy wrangling over technology and the future of their economic relationship.Both sides have expressed interest in settling their tariff battle over Beijing’s technology ambitions. Yet neither has indicated its stance has changed despite a Dec. 1 agreement by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping to postpone further increases.A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said American and Chinese envoys will have “positive and constructive discussions” during meetings Monday and Tuesday.Trump imposed tariff hikes of up to 25 per cent on $250 billion of Chinese imports over complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. Beijing responded with penalties on $110 billion of American goods.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Alaska Highway open between Coal River and Yukon Border

first_imgThe Lutz Creek #BCwildfire is ~4,000 ha and ~5 km south of Lower Post which is 200 km northeast of Dease Lake and 20 km southeast of Watson Lake, Yukon. Structure protection is set up and operating in that community. Firefighters, heavy equipment and air tankers are responding. https://t.co/VUTqh2FmKt— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) August 22, 2018 FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Alaska Highway is open again between Coal River and the Yukon Border.The Highway was closed Tuesday after a forest fire near Lower Post caused officials to close the highway. Highway 97 is open to single lane alternating traffic and is pilot car controlled.Lower Post remains under an evacuation order due to the Lutz Creek Fire.  The fire is now 5,000 hectares and 33 firefighters are working to fight the fire.last_img read more