Men’s Basketball Returns Home To Host Evansville In Sunday Doubleheader

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first_img Drake Game Notes UE Game Notes Evansville boasts the MVC’s leading scorer in Jaylon Brown. The senior is averaging 20.9 points per game after scoring 21 points, 17 of the them at the free-throw line to surpass the 1,000 career point mark in the loss the Bradley. That pace has increased mightily under head coach Jeff Rutter as the Bulldogs are averaging 79.3 points per game on 76.0 possessions per game. In the previous six regulation games against Division I competition, Drake averaged 66 possessions per game. Buy Tickets Following Sunday’s game, the Bulldogs remain home to host Indiana State on Jan. 11 at the Knapp Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. The game will also be Drake’s ‘We Back the Blue Night’ with all local law enforcement officers receiving free admission for themselves and their families by showing their badge at the door. Click here for more information ‘We Back The Blue’ Night. Story Links Much of that is due to Billy Wampler who has scored in double-figures in eight of the last 10 games with three 20-point games in the last seven outings. During that 10-game span, he is shooting 34-of-72 from the three-point arc as the Bulldogs’ offense picks up pace. The Drake University men’s basketball team returns to the comfortable environs of the Knapp Center on Sunday, Jan.8, to host Evansville in the first of two meetings between the Bulldogs and Purple Aces this season. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. with the contest broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3 and on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. The contest will be part of a doubleheader at the Knapp Center as Drake’s women’s basketball team hosts SIU at 6 p.m.The Bulldogs and Purple Aces enter Sunday’s matinee with matching 1-2 records in MVC action after both teams dropped their most recent MVC outings. The Bulldogs return home following a 90-65 loss at preseason MVC favorite Wichita State while Evansville is coming off a 74-63 loss to Bradley. Drake also made nine three-pointers in the loss at WSU to just miss hitting the 10 three-pointer mark. However, the Bulldogs have made 10 or more three-pointers in four of their last six games, including matching a school record with 17 against Mississippi Valley State. Live Audio Live Video Live Stats In that contest against WSU, the Bulldogs outscored Wichita State by five points in the second half, but could not over a 30-point halftime deficit. De’Antae McMurray (Alton, Ill.) led the Bulldogs with 13 points to continue his strong play. Two games ago against Loyola, he scored a career-high 24 points with six assists. He now has 19 assists in the last four games.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


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first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — It doesn’t matter where they go or who they’ve got, the New York Yankees always draw a crowd.That should remain true this weekend as the Bronx Bombers visit Oracle Park for the first time since 2007. The Yankees have a national audience, but even their most devoted followers may not know the names of the team’s starting nine.Fifteen different players have landed on the Yankees’ injured list this season, an astronomical number that includes power hitters like Aaron Judge and …last_img


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first_imgThere’s a small planetary object where it shouldn’t be.  New Scientist reported the discovery of a Kuiper Belt object (KBO) with a high inclination of 47° and a nearly circular orbit.  Astronomers can’t figure out how it got there.  It’s too far out to have been flung by Neptune into such a strange orbit.  They have nicknamed it Buffy, the “theory slayer.”Theories are fun, till data get in the way.  One planetary science professor years ago was heard to say that astronomers usually get stuck at some point in their models of solar system formation, and have to invoke some kind of miracle to continue on and wind up with the real worlds.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img


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first_imgBEE is a government policy promoting black ownership and control of enterprises to rebalance apartheid’s severely skewed effect on the economy. (Image: MTN)Mary AlexanderMTN, South Africa’s mobile phone giant and the largest mobile phone operator in Africa, has announced a new black economic empowerment (BEE) deal transferring ownership up to 30% of its local operations to black South Africans.The deal, announced on Monday and set to be concluded in the first half of 2009, comes after South Africa’s second major mobile phone provider Vodacom implemented a R7.5-billion BEE deal in July 2008.BEE is a government policy promoting black ownership and control of enterprises to rebalance apartheid’s severely skewed effect on the economy. Companies’ BEE status is determined by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice, which allocates a certain number of points according to ownership, control, social investment and other criteria.MTN will launch a public offer open to all African, coloured, Indian and Chinese South Africans – classified as “black people” according to BEE legislation. These will include employees and black South African non-executive directors of the company.Until now most of MTN’s BEE equity ownership points come from the Alpine Trust, which holds 13.1% of MTN though a company known as Newshelf 664. Alpine’s beneficiaries are eligible MTN employees, and the trust holds ordinary MTN shares on behalf of Newshelf 664.This structure is scheduled to unwind on 22 December, with the dividend of MTN shares will be declared to Alpine beneficiaries.  MTN will acquire Newshelf for a nominal value.MTN will then settle or acquire all outstanding funding obligations in Newshelf for R400-million in cash and by issuing some 213.9-million shares representing roughly 11.5% of its issued share capital. MTN will effectively acquire 13,1% of its shares held through Newshelf in exchange for the issue of 11,5% of its capital. The company will use most of this effective discount to facilitate its new BEE transaction.“The MTN Group as a South African-based multinational telecommunications company listed on the JSE has been and remains committed to the principles of BEE,” said company chair Cyril Ramaphosa.“We believe these proposals are important for the long-term progress of MTN and will facilitate sustained and meaningful BEE participation in the company.”MTN expects the transaction will make up 5% to 6% of its issued share capital. South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation has undertaken to make up to 6% of MTN’s ordinary share capital in its equity portfolio available for the deal. Based on the codes of good practice, this translates to about 25% to 30% of MTN’s South African operations. The ultimate size of the BEE deal may will depend on market conditions and the extent of reinvestment by Alpine beneficiaries.Beneficiaries will have to make an equity investment to take part in the deal, with MTN helping to raise finance, amounting to less than 0.75% of its market capitalisation. The transaction will be designed to provide long-term, sustainable benefits to participants and will have a duration of six years, MTN said.The company will also establish an employee share ownership plan to benefit eligible employees who are not part of its current incentive schemes.MTN plans to finalise the BEE Transaction in the first half of 2009, subject to market conditions. Full details of the BEE transaction will be communicated to shareholders thereafter for approval.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Related articlesBlack economic empowerment Low-cost phones for Africa BEE benefit for SA Chinese Sasol’s BEE deal the biggest yet 2010 opportunities for SA film Useful linksMTNVodacomDepartment of Trade and Industrylast_img read more


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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest From planting decisions to monitoring crop performance throughout the growing season, farmers depend heavily on their agronomic support team to help maximize their success.The DEKALB, Asgrow and Deltapine brands are proud to launch and support “National Agronomy Week”, an annual observance to promote appreciation for the invaluable support provided by agronomists, seed dealers and crop consultants. This season, Agronomy Week will be celebrated April 3-7 and will continue to be observed the first Monday through Friday of April in years to come.“Agronomic experts with various affiliations and expertise play an integral role in the success of our customers, and we want to bring added attention to the important work they do,” said Jesse Hamonic, DEKALB Asgrow Deltapine brand lead. “We’re very proud to help spotlight the expertise and service these ag professionals provide for American farmers, regardless of seed brand.”Hamonic indicated that spring is the perfect time to observe Agronomy Week, because that’s when agronomic support teams are focused on helping farmers kick off the planting season. Then, they continue that momentum with guidance all season long to help farmers finish strong at harvest.During Agronomy Week, farmers can give their agronomic team a “shout-out” at AgronomyWeek.com. All shout-out participants will automatically be entered into the Agronomy Week Giveaway Sweepstakes, with one farmer and three members of his agronomic support team winning a racing weekend grand prize. Farmers also can recognize their agronomic professionals and enter the contest via Facebook and Twitter using #AgronomyWeek and #contest.The DEKALB, Asgrow and Deltapine brands are giving their own shout-out to these integral members of the farming community via a digital video campaign featuring NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer. “Farming and racing have one important thing in common,” Hamonic noted. “Getting off to a fast start helps lead to a successful harvest or victory at the finish line.”The brands hope that Agronomy Week becomes a strong tradition within the ag industry, to highlight the importance of agronomic support and the role of these professionals on farms across the country.last_img read more


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first_img SharePrint RelatedA Lackey’s “Thank You” after Attending a Mega-EventApril 1, 2011In “Community”11 Years! Oeiras – A Mega-Event Portuguese StyleMay 16, 2011In “Community”A North of the Border Mega-Event AdventureAugust 28, 2012In “Community” Editor’s note: Groundspeak Lackeys are traveling thousands of miles from H.Q. this year to share smiles, shake hands and make geocaching memories at more than a dozen Mega-Events worldwide. Sean Boots, aka bootron, attended the Mega-Event Pinzgau 2011 (GC2JTB2) in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria. Sean has been a Lackey since 2004 and works as a Senior Developer. This is Sean’s account of his trip.By Sean Boots (bootron)Pinzgau 2011 Climbing WallMichael Krause (krauswaller) pointed to the peak of the two story climbing wall and asked if I was game for grabbing the T5* geocache at the top. The wall was a skyscraper towering over the surrounding booths in the main courtyard of this year’s Pinzgau 2011 Mega-Event. Enticing as the idea sounded, I had just finished my liter of Weissbräu, and had already partaken in a full day’s worth of geocaching, so I politely declined. He accepted my answer but it soon became clear he wasn’t finished with me yet.Earlier that afternoon, my wife and I had been given a personal geocaching tour around the general area by Christian Laucher (C.H.R.I.S), who along with Rainer Edlinger (edei) is the founder of the now annual Pinzgau Mega-Event. He was gracious enough to spend a couple hours with us in the middle of his busy day. He drove us to various caches he’d found months before and observed our caching technique like a proud father. He helped us find our first letterbox and showed off several of his other favorite spots. Despite being under immense pressure to perform, we put forth a respectable effort and got to see a nice bit of the Austrian countryside along the way.C.H.R.I.S helps bootron find his first letterboxAs we collected our finds, Chris talked about his experience putting together this grand event. He told us of the special Pinzgauer Kids Art Power Trail that was created specifically for the Mega, which consisted of a series of 56 caches designed by six to 14-year-old children residing in Salzburg’s Socio-Education Center. He talked of how important it was for the organizers to keep the event free of charge for all participants but he also understood that the choice to bring event sponsors may have also ruffled some feathers. His passion for the sport and desire to make people happy was on display throughout our time together.“Geocachers” he’d say, pointing his finger at each caching group along the road as we passed by. And they all were. Even miles from the event, the place was teeming with them. “Everyone in Saalbach is a geocacher”, he said.Rainer gets Sean to sign the Pinzgau logbookIt didn’t take long for Krauswaller to come up with a bigger, better plan. He now had convinced a group of friends to take a short “30 minute trip” down the main thoroughfare to find some “easy” T5 caches along the way. He asked me to join and this time wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. So with his family and our several new German and Austrian friends, we all met up for a spur-of-the-moment, early-evening, international geocaching adventure.We arrived at our first cache destination, a quick stop off the road near what appeared to be a four-wheeler park. I was informed that the cache was located at the top of a nearby tree, and that it would take some teamwork to get ahold of it. But Krauswaller and Quaxi had other plans in store for me. In addition to this cache being a T5, they said they were “turning this one into a D5 too” and soon had the three of us equipped with helmets and our own four-wheelers. With a bit more trepidation than I wanted to admit, I mostly made it around the course, suffering only a minor ego bruise when my vehicle veered off the trail and I was forced to dismount. Darn it, but what a time!Bootron climbs up to the T5As we wrapped up our muddy ride, the rest of the group formed a human ladder and grabbed the cache from the tree. We all signed the logbook, got back into our automobiles and were off to the next stop.Krauswaller, bootron and QuaxiThis time we took a side road and ascended up a hill alongside a tiny creek, until we arrived at a giant man-made bridge-like structure designed to stop trees from blocking the main highway if ever the stream was to flood. The cache was yet another T5, located on the upper inside of the structure a little more than halfway up.As I watched Quaxi lower the rope from the top of the structure, I felt the trepidation creeping back in again. After Groundpeak’s Bavarian reviewer Rainer (SaRa) made the first climb, I decided that I wanted to log this cache legitimately, and not just mark my name down in the logbook after someone else did the dirty work. So we each took turns strapping into the climbing gear, grabbing the cache, and then replacing it for the next person. Much thanks to my excellent climbing coach, Krauswaller, who helped me navigate the side of the wall despite my having absolutely no idea what I was doing.After event party with new friendsWe rewarded ourselves later that night at the closing party with more Weissbräu and spent the final few hours solidifying our new friendships, while listening to Rainer Edlinger (edei) enthusiastically read off one thousand lotto numbers for the event’s raffle, which offered a 1:2 prize to ticket-purchased ratio. Excellent odds!Needless to say, there was no flat screen television or all-expenses-paid return trip to next year’s event for us, but we did manage to score a brand new letterbox logbook, a local hockey team cap, and a stuffed Pinzgau clown. Perfect mementos for an amazing trip!* T5 = cache with a terrain rating of 5 stars, D5 = cache with difficulty rating of 5 stars.You can also find a Lackey at one of these upcoming Mega-Events:Ohio, USA – Midwest GeobashWales, UK – Mega Wales 2011Wisconsin, USA – West Bend $1000 Cache Ba$hHQ in Washington State, USA – Groundspeak Block PartyNordrhein-Westfalen, Germany – Geocoinfest EuropaCatalunya, Spain – Mega Event CatalunyaSouth Carolina, USA – Geocoinfest Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more


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first_imgTags:#IoT and web development#IOT Impacts IoT has not only made lives more comfortable, but it has also brought opportunities for developers to create more innovative applications. Here is a list of considerations while creating interactive web solutions with IoT integration.Speed MeasurabilityThe traditional process of request analysis by web servers is replaced with the cloud data transmission process. It proves to be more productive and faster.Privacy and SecurityIoT connected devices are prone to be hacked. Thus to maintain the security, web developers need to adopt a more strict design pattern for the connected devices. This, after all, will ensure the security feature of the web app.Power ManagementThe programs running in the back end tend to drain a lot of battery which may result in less communication. So it is essential for the web developers to design a layout that will minimize power usage.  There has to be a power management plan in place before going ahead with web development. Professional SEO services are capable of managing both things. Dynamic UIThe involvement of IoT in UI is nothing new but the role and responsibility of the web app developer are going to rise with the development trends. The developers will have to rethink their approach towards development. They have to follow practices keeping in mind the new IoT- based designs.Architecting the Future of Web developmentThere are many impactful factors of IoT on web development. It is difficult to judge how much more will IoT impact this arena of technology. But it looks like the combination of  IoT and web development is far more convincing in the web development and will reap benefits to the end users. Related Posts Leveraging Big Data that Data Websites Should T… Follow the Puck AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storagecenter_img ATMs, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Self-driving cars and more are part of a list of devices using IoT is endless. The concept of IoT began years ago; we just didn’t use the term IoT. Kevin Ashton is credited with being the first to coin the phrase Internet of Things (IoT) in 1999.The Internet Of Things (IoT) is any device having the ability to transmit and collect data over the internet without any human interaction. ATM machines are one of the best examples — coming out in 1969 — they can give you a picture of the actual meaning. The ATM device is connected to the Internet 24/7 and displays personalized information on the screen which is collected from the internet. Connected technology rise (IoT) is bringing waves at Intel, Microsoft, and SAP but also at some unexpected places like kitchens, playing ground, gardens and more. IoT development services are now so popular that soon it will be as ubiquitous as smartphones.When we try to set up a connection between the Internet Of Things (IoT) and Web development, we wonder, what’s the bottom-line of the link?The answer is, there is a connection and will always be a connection. Because web development includes the two central part: Front end development and Back-end development which requires a seamless connection for data transfer. The complex IoT networks raise the bar and set new challenges every day for the web developers. Read further to know how these IoT implementations will impact web development. Ever wondered on what does the internet networks that respond to the users rely on?  The answer is, they rely on web servers. The collected data is stored on the cloud, and the interaction takes place with the help of the user interface. Virtual assistants like Amazon’s Echo, Alexa can display the web content apart from smart TVs, laptops, and wearables. How is IoT affecting the landscape of Web development?Business enterprises want to give their customers a more personalized and customized service such as IoT services in the USA. The ultimate IoT aim is to satisfy a customer’s and make their enterprises successful.            The IoT aim is to satisfy customer’s and make their enterprises successful.Due to IoT evolvement, enterprises can use a combination of wireless technologies and sensors to serve the customers better. Understanding the customer’s demographics using sensors, enterprises can help people control not only their appliances — but their health. Millennials are lucky that they will have to expend less effort in performing tasks, as simple as operating lights that they will be able to gain massive amounts of time. The extra available timeframes will provide the opportunity to contribute a vast amount in productivity to shape the future efficiently and effectively. The deep dive of IoT impact.The web development process is going to become a bit more complicated with the proliferation of IoT.  Front-end interface like cameras and sensors are going to communicate with the users and on the other end. The back-end will store the accessible information.                                   Some estimates on how big the IoT impact will be.Once the connection is fixed appropriately using the IoT devices, the pages will load quickly, and there will be no delay in the transmission. With IoT, involvement businesses in the IoT industry would need the right set of talent and skills in the development team. Some of the strategies are mentioned here using which they can clear the barrier. On-the-go development optimization.IoT learning is evolving and is not likely to stop any time soon. Web development companies to monitor and train their developers to optimize the site. Site optimization is the only way by which companies will stay relevant in their industry — and can remain in the running race.Overcome coding challenges.Coding standards exist but are not constant across the web. Web development companies struggle every day to match the rapidly changing coding standards. A web development company should design a strategy to handle the ever-changing and updating coding challenges required. Team leaders should know the coding standards and disciplines so that they can impart the knowledge to the team members more rapidly saving essential timeframes.Acquire the right talent and realize the requirement. It has now become essential to prioritize and define the level of expertise needed for web development. Once the requirements are in hands, it would be much easy for the organization to find the right talent and design an inventory.                                                             Key Requirements of the Future IoT Architectures. 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first_imgAnother vape smoker nabbed in Lucena The season-ending conference starts on July 19 but the Beermen would likely be one of the last teams to make their debut after figuring in a best-of-seven finals, which just culminated on Sunday, with the TNT KaTropa.San Miguel won in six games as the winningest team in PBA history racked up its fifth championship in eight conferences.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I should be good the first game,” said Rosser during the Beermen’s victory party at SMC head office Wednesday night.“Right now, everything is going as scheduled. August is my date and hopefully our first game will be around that time.” Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection NCAA Season 93 Preview: With key guys out, Cardinals to bank on defense Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekendcenter_img Matt Ganuelas Rosser (far right). Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMatt Ganuelas-Rosser has spent the last several months in the sidelines due to various injuries.But his agonizing wait to return could be over soon as he expects to make a comeback when San Miguel Beer plays its first game in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ The 27-year-old Rosser is currently recovering from a quad injury, which according to him, won’t require any surgery and will simply heal from rest.The third-year swingman was acquired from TNT in exchange for guard RR Garcia late April and has been raring to go since especially during the finals duel.“I wanted to play so bad. The energy that the guys brought, I just wanted to be a part of that,” he said. “I was fortunate to end up on the winning side and fortunate as well to be a part of it even though I wasn’t suited up.”The best that Rosser could do was to show his full support and take down notes while watching his teammates compete for the title.“I learned that to win a championship it takes more than skill. With these guys, they have the drive, the passion and whether we’re up or down, they’re gonna go hard no matter what and I wanted to be a part of that so bad.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more