Women’s Basketball Clinches Share of MVC Regular Season Title

first_img Photo Gallery Drake held a 20-18 lead after one quarter of play as the team made four-straight three-pointers to end the period. Bradley kept it close despite all the Bulldogs’ three-pointers as Haack made a triple with 25 seconds to play. The second quarter featured runs from both teams as Drake led by nine at one point, but the Braves answered with scoring runs of their own as they led 39-37 at halftime. Bradley had two different 8-0 runs in the period, including the final run over the final 52 seconds to put the Bulldogs in a halftime deficit for just the second time this MVC season. Story Links Drake trailed 59-55 after three quarters, but Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) drilled her only three-pointer of the game 18 seconds into the fourth to pull within one-point at 59-58. Bachrodt sank two much-needed baskets in a row to take back the lead for the Bulldogs at 62-59. The teams then traded baskets and the lead until Dean connected on her fourth three-pointer of the night to put the Bulldogs ahead 70-68 with 2:42 to play. Drake never relinquished its advantage, outscoring the Braves, 7-3, down the stretch for the comeback win. Dean had a layup, Bachrodt made a three-pointer and Hittner knocked down two free throws in the closing run. HTML Box Score Drake (20-7, 15-0 MVC) overcame a four-point, fourth-quarter deficit to earn its seventh MVC title in program history. Sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) scored a game-high 24 points and was joined in double figures by Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) with 15 points, Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) with 12 points, including 10 key points in the fourth quarter and Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) with 10 points. Hittner made a career-high five three-pointers. Bachrodt added five steals, four assists and four steals. Dean just missed a double-double with nine rebounds to go with five assists. Full Schedule Roster Bradley (12-14, 6-9 MVC) had two players finish in double digits as Gabi Haack scored 22 points and Vanessa Markert had 17 points. Play was equally as competitive in the third quarter. A three pointer from Hittner with 6:25 on the clock kept Drake close behind the Braves, 46-43. Bradley answered with a jump shot and a layup, but Hittner hit another three-pointer to pull the Bulldogs to within two points, but the Braves followed with a 5-0 run. Later, Rhine added a jumper followed by a three-pointer from Dean to tie the game at 55-55. However, the Braves made two free throw points and a last-minute jumper to lead 59-55.center_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Next Game: Illinois State 2/25/2018 – 2 PM PDF Box Score Following Friday’s game, Drake hosts Illinois State Sunday in its home finale. Sunday will be Senior Day for the Bulldogs’ only senior, Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa). Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. and Greiner’s ceremony will take place on the Knapp Center floor after the game. If Drake wins Sunday it will clinch its second-consecutive outright MVC regular season title. The last time the Bulldogs won back-to-back outright MVC titles was the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team clinched a share of the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title with a 77-71 victory over Bradley Friday night at the Knapp Center.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Irish Water announce plans to fix Falcarragh water debacle

first_imgEngineers from Irish Water held a constructive meeting with elected officials from the Gortahork and Falcarragh area this morning to discuss the utility’s plans to replace two sections of water pipes that are prone to frequent bursts.Councillors were told that Irish Water is committed to delivering water improvement works in Falcarragh and financial approval has been given to progress this through the National Leakage Reduction Programme.This programme is being delivered across Donegal and the rest of the country to replace pipes and repair leaks, targeting and prioritising investment where it is most needed. Irish Water acknowledged the significant ongoing level of disruption to water supply in the area due to regular bursts on the network.Local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig welcomed the news of the planned upgrade of the system.The existing pipework is asbestos concrete, a common pipe material used in the 1980s which tends to burst quite frequently as the pipes reach the end of their life cycle.Commenting Kevin Love, Irish Water said: “This is not an acceptable situation and we are aware of the impact on local residents and businesses in the area. We are committed to dealing with the issues highlighted as soon as is achievable. Irish Water agrees with the need to replace these pipes as a matter of urgency and we have reprioritised water mains replacement work in Donegal to bring this project to the top of our list. “Until the upgrade works are completed, Donegal County Council, in partnership with Irish Water, will work to minimise disruptions due to future interruptions to supply by working to prevent bursts, prioritising any outages that might occur and carrying out all repairs as quickly as possible.”The Falcarragh project is currently in the design stage of delivery. This week our regional contractor Farran’s Construction Ltd began site survey works required for design.There are two sections of water mains planned for improvement:Replacement of problematic rising mains to the Cashel reservoir with approximately 1.7km of new rising main.Replacement of problematic water mains on the distribution network with 1.4km of new water mains. This will include new service connections from the new water main to each individual property. Associated to the design of an engineering project such as water pipe replacement there are a number of regulatory requirements which must be met in advance of construction commencement.Irish Water currently plans to commence the construction of this project in Autumn of this year.A spokesman added “We will continue to engage with the local community and elected officials once the detailed design is complete and dates for commencement are available.“Communications will also issue during the delivery of the project to ensure the local community are kept informed of progress. “The completion of this water network improvement project will provide the wider community in Falcarragh with a more reliable secure water supply and also reduce leakage.”Irish Water announce plans to fix Falcarragh water debacle was last modified: September 6th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:FalcarraghIrish Watermeetingpipeslast_img read more

Disaster Relief Advances

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Chris ClaytonDTN Ag Policy EditorOMAHA (DTN) — Congress provided $3 billion in disaster aid for farmers under a disaster package overwhelmingly approved Thursday by the U.S. Senate.The U.S. Senate passed the $19.1 billion disaster package Thursday 85-8 that would provide more funding, with places affected by Midwest flooding, Southeastern hurricanes, California fires and Puerto Rico’s hurricane targeted as the main areas for aid.On Friday, Texas Republican Chip Roy blocked the legislation in the House, objecting to speeding the measure through a nearly empty chamber and complaining that it didn’t contain any of President Donald Trump’s $4.5 billion request for dealing with a migrant refugee crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Associated Press reported.Democrats said the House might try again to pass the bill next week. If that effort fails, a bipartisan vote would come after Congress returns next month from its Memorial Day recess, AP reported.The bill specifically includes just over $3 billion to pay for farmer losses from disasters that occurred in 2018 and 2019. That is expected to cover Midwest farmers who lost stored grain this spring during flooding along the Missouri River basin.“Today’s announcement of an agreement between the leadership of the House, Senate, and White House on a disaster assistance package is welcomed news to Nebraska farmers and ranchers,” said Steve Nelson, president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau. “The package will provide much-needed aid to help with recovery from the March flooding and blizzards in our state.”The disaster legislation also waives adjusted gross income (AGI) caps for farmers under the Market Facilitation Program, a move that opens up trade aid to a larger group of higher-income farmers.The provision will become more important to those producers now that the Trump Administration is planning a second year of MFP payments that was also announced Thursday. (See https://www.dtnpf.com/…)Lawmakers from Washington State praised the changes on adjusted gross income because that opens the door for cherry producers in that state to receive MFP payments. They had worked to get the AGI cap removed.“The Northwest Horticultural Council is pleased that this bill will provide all sweet cherry growers, who have (been) and continue to be harmed by the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China, with the opportunity to apply for the trade mitigation offered by USDA,” said Mark Powers, president of the Northwest Horticultural Council. “This trade assistance will provide much-needed relief to cherry growers as they continue to weather the storm caused by forces outside of their control.”Several other USDA programs get specific funding under the bill to help farmers, ranchers and forests recover from disasters. The Emergency Conservation Program receives $558 million and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program receives $435 million.The bill also provided $600 million more supplemental disaster nutrition aid for Puerto Rico.For communities affected by disasters, the bill includes $600 million for the Economic Development Administration to provide development grants.For the Army Corps of Engineers, the bill includes under multiple accounts just under $2.5 billion total for various flood and hurricane controls, including repairs and emergency operations, as well maintenance and natural disaster repairs.The bill also includes language requiring USDA to create a crop insurance program for hemp starting in the 2020 crop year. Congress removed hemp as a controlled substance under the 2018 farm bill and now as many as 45 states have some form of legislation to allow for hemp production.A full explanation of the legislation can be viewed at https://www.appropriations.senate.gov/…Chris Clayton can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @ChrisClaytonDTN(ES/)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

The Formula Behind Every Summer Blockbuster Trailer + Free Epic SFX

first_imgThis hilarious video shows you the recipe for making a blockbuster movie trailer, and we’ll give you the SFX you need to make one.Top image via Shutterstock.In this funny piece from Auralnauts, you’ll see the recipe to create a summer blockbuster trailer. With only white titles on screen — and an epic score with a haunting pop song cover — you can imagine nearly any of the big films already released this summer. Free Trailer SFX from PremiumBeatIf you want to build on this recipe with a trailer for you own film, then we’ve got everything you need. Not only do we have the music and SFX to help you score this, our FREE Trailer SFX kit includes all the BWAAAMM, risers, and drum hits you need. You can download the FREE PremiumBeat Trailer Construction Kit here. And if you really fall in love with the pack, you can license the whole kit with 56 royalty-free SFX.GET THE FREE TRAILER SFX KITBy properly layering the SFX, you can create that classic blockbuster sound. Here is a look at our free trailer kit in action, set to the PremiumBeat track “Against the Odds” by Richard Canavan.More Trailer Tips and Assets:Intense Trailer Music and SFX for Video Editors3 Ways to Create Titles for Your Trailer — RocketStockHow Important Is the Content of a Trailer?5 Film Trailer Editing Tipslast_img read more

11 days ago​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Eriksson swayed Abramovich to buy Chelsea over Spurs: I thought he was the driver!by Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson had a role to play in Roman Abramovich buying Chelsea.The Russian billionaire was famously searching for a football club to purchase in the early 2000s.When he spoke with Swedish coach Eriksson about a club that would be suitable for his needs, he was advised to go with Chelsea over Tottenham.The Blues have enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history under Abramovich.Recalling their conversation, Eriksson told The Times: “We met at Les Ambassadeurs [a casino and club in London].”There were three men standing there. One is properly dressed, the other is so-so and the third, I thought he was the driver. Of course that was Roman.”He wanted to buy a club in Moscow so we went to Moscow for three days. We saw all the clubs and I said buy Dinamo. They had the best facilities.”I went on holiday and his right-hand man phoned. Roman changed his mind. He wants to buy a club in London.”Tottenham or Chelsea? I said, ‘What does he want to do?’ He said he wants to win.”I said, ‘So buy Chelsea. You have to change half the team. Tottenham you have to change the whole team.'” last_img read more

Video: Philip Rivers Gave A Passionate Speech To NC State’s Players

first_imgPhilip Rivers talks to Geno Smith before a game.CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 09: Philip Rivers #17 and Geno Smith #3 of the Los Angeles Chargers warm up before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at StubHub Center on September 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Before Philip Rivers was a star NFL quarterback, he tore it up for the NC State Wolfpack, throwing for over 13,000 yards and 95 touchdowns. This past weekend, he was on-campus at his alma mater to help the program’s current squad prepare for the 2016 season.Rivers, in the video below, gives a passionate speech to the team, telling the players to do everything in their life “hard.” He also expressed a desire to get on the field with them right then and there. Enjoy, NC State fans:last_img

LNG Canada awards construction contract to Japanese and US firms Nikkei Asian

first_imgStory courtesy Nikkei Asian Review: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Business-Deals/Long-stalled-LNG-plant-revived-as-Asia-ditches-coal TOKYO, JAPAN — The Nikkei Asian Review is reporting that Japan-based JGC Corp and U.S. firm Fluor have won a contract to design and build the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas project for an estimated $14 billion.Nikkei has not named sources in its article, but says that LNG Canada should begin liquefying natural gas for shipments to China, South Korea and other Asian markets by roughly 2023. Transporting LNG to Asia takes just eight days from the B.C. North Coast, compared with 20 days from the Gulf of Mexico and 14 from the Middle East.China surpassed South Korea last year to become the second-largest importer by volume, a 50 percent from 2016. Japan ranks as the world’s largest importer, while demand is also growing in India and Southeast Asia.last_img read more

CODE RED is seeking Donations

first_imgWhole Wheat and HoneyInvestors Group Wealth ManagementA link to the FB Page CLICK HEREA link to the FB Event Page CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – CODE RED is a week-long feminine hygiene drive from December 17th – 21st, 2018CODE RED is a Campaign that is collecting feminine hygiene products for those in need, these items are often overlooked and are essential for a woman, for one week, once a month.Creator of the campaign Jessica Telizyn is a resident of FSJ who is currently enrolled in University in another Province and was inspired by a ‘Period Club’ at her school, she recognized there is a real need for this type of help in any community. All collected feminine hygiene products are broken into period-packs that will be donated to the Fort St John Women’s Resource Society. The campaign will help women to have access to the tampons or pads they need to get them through the month when in some cases they could be going without feminine hygiene products altogether.Donating can be newly purchased boxes as well as open boxes of pads or tampons that you may have as these items are individually wrapped and are ok to donate. The last day of the drive these packages will be separated to create period-packs, customized bags including the supplies needed to help that individual woman get through her menstrual cycle.Although this drive is focused on feminine sanitary protection, other toiletries will be accepted such as shampoo and body wash.Drop off locations:Comfort & JoyTaylor District Ice Center Concessionlast_img read more

The BC Oil and Gas Commission is hosting Orphan Sites Information Sessions

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The BC Oil and Gas Commission is hosting information sessions on Orphan Sites.The information sessions are for landowners that have orphaned well sites, how they are identified, how risk is managed and how they are restored.Wednesday, April 24th, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre. For more information on the sessions email; [email protected] or call 250.794.5200last_img