Women’s Basketball Announces Full 2016-17 Schedule

first_img Feb. 5 Evansville* Evansville, Ind. Drake starts conference play Dec. 30 at Wichita State followed by a New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) game at Missouri State. The Bulldogs will host their first home games, Jan. 6 against Evansville and Jan. 8 against Southern Illinois. Dec. 8 Clarke Des Moines, Iowa Dec. 3 Green Bay Green Bay, Wis. Jan. 13 Bradley* Peoria, Ill. The remaining MVC road games are Bradley (Jan. 13), Illinois State (Jan. 15), UNI (Jan. 27), Southern Illinois (Feb. 3), Evansville (Feb. 5), Indiana State (Feb.17) and Loyola (Feb. 19). The MVC Tournament returns to Moline, Ill., for the second straight season, March 9-12. Feb. 17 Indiana State* Terre Haute, Ind. Nov. 17 Creighton Omaha, Neb. Jan. 6 Evansville* Des Moines, Iowa Season tickets and flex packs for the upcoming 2016-17 season are available to the general public starting on Sept. 15 via the Drake Athletic Ticket office. Single-game tickets go on sale Oct. 13. For more information on season tickets, flex packs and single-game tickets, visit www.DrakeTix.com or call 515-271-3647. Nov. 20 Iowa State Ames, Iowa Dec. 30 Wichita State* Wichita, Kan. Dec. 6 Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. The Bulldogs will again host all nine MVC teams in the league’s traditional, 18-game, round-robin format. *MVC game Print Friendly Version Dec. 18 Iowa Des Moines, Iowa Tulane Classic March 2 Missouri State* Des Moines, Iowa Dec. 22 Eastern Washington or Tulane New Orleans, La.­ ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its 2016-17 women’s basketball schedule Tuesday, Sept. 6, to complete the Drake University women’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season.center_img 2016-17 Drake Women’s Basketball Schedule Feb. 24 UNI* Des Moines, Iowa Nov. 30 Northern Illinois Des Moines, Iowa Feb. 19 Loyola* Chicago, Ill. Nov. 27 Wyoming Des Moines, Iowa Drake also hosts Loyola (Jan. 20), Indiana State (Jan. 22), Illinois State (Feb. 10), Bradley (Feb. 12), UNI (Feb. 24), Missouri State (March 2) and Wichita State (March 4). Jan. 22 Indiana State* Des Moines, Iowa Jan. 27 UNI* Cedar Falls, Iowa Feb. 3 Southern Illinois* Carbondale, Ill. Feb. 12 Bradley* Des Moines, Iowa March 9-12 MVC Tournament Moline, Ill. Jan. 20 Loyola* Des Moines, Iowa Jan. 8 Southern Illinois* Des Moines, Iowa Dec. 21 Auburn New Orleans, La. Nov. 11 North Dakota Grand Forks, N.D. Feb. 10 Illinois State* Des Moines, Iowa Jan. 1 Missouri State* Springfield, Mo. Jan. 15 Illinois State* Normal, Ill. March 4 Wichita State* Des Moines, Iowa Date OPPONENT LOCATIONlast_img read more

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Watch: Tir Chonaill Gaels host fun-filled day of ceol and craic in London

first_imgThe sixth annual London Irish Vintage Club Charity day took place this week, hosted by Tir Chonaill Gaels in Greenford.It’s been a big year for the Donegal community in England’s capital as the London branch of the Donegal Association celebrated their 70th anniversary this year, and the Glencolmcille Folk Village made the trip over to celebrate its 50th anniversary at the family fun day.Thousands traveled from all over Britain to attend the day which boasted a wide variety of events catering for all interests. There was ample opportunity for Irish natives to showcase talents, with traditional crafts, sheep shearing, vintage truck displays and jiving competitions but to name a few of the activities on offer.Donegal woman Margaret Cunningham, manager of Glencolmcille Folk Village said; “I can’t really describe the feeling, it’s just immense, I don’t think you’d even get this feeling in Ireland!“It just feels like going back in time, everyone is so generous and really pleased to see what we’re doing, keeping the traditions alive and we’re having a great time. “It was an Irish man from our parish in Glencolmcille, Peter McGinley who lives here, he sponsored us to come so we feel privileged and we wanted to show people what’s alive and kicking back in Donegal.”Set up in 1967, Glencolmcille Folk Village, also known as Father McDyer’s Folk Village Museum, allows visitors to step back in time and experience daily life as it was in times long ago. Thatched cottages sit along the hillside of Glen Bay Beach, containing artifacts and utensils our ancestors would have used.Singer Natasha Magee says; “If you can see people out there enjoying the music you’re singing it’s really heartwarming. It’s a fantastic day, there’s so much going on.”The 2018 Calendar which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Glencolmcille Folk Village was also promoted, with the funds raised through the sales of the calendar going towards Donegal Hospice.Kerry man Sean Moriarty, the Secretary of London Irish Motor Club says that he brought his love of motorsport with him when he emigrated, and says it’s a great day that allows the Irish community to come together.Video credit: Mark Quinn. Watch: Tir Chonaill Gaels host fun-filled day of ceol and craic in London was last modified: July 22nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:glencolmcille folk villageLondonlondon irish vintage clubTir Chonaill Gaelslast_img read more

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Lifford hospital’s current situation is ‘critical’

first_imgA public meeting has been called for next Thursday night in Lifford, to discuss the future of the local community hospital.The meeting comes ahead of the planned transfer of the remaining two long stay patients at Lifford Community Hospital next month.The move has strengthened fears that the closure of the hospital is coming soon. The Friends of Lifford Hospital say the current situation for the Lifford-based hospital as ‘critical’ and are calling a meeting to inform the local community on the latest developments.Members of the public and local politicians are being urged to attend the meeting in the resource centre next Thursday at 8pm.Lifford hospital’s current situation is ‘critical’ was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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:criticaldonegalhospitalLiffordPublic meetinglast_img read more

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Chelsea v Spurs: Drogba starts

first_imgDidier Drogba starts for Chelsea in the derby against rivals Tottenham, who are without the injured Emmanuel Adebayor, Etienne Capoue and Danny Rose.Drogba plays in the absence of the suspended Diego Costa and is preferred to Loic Remy, who is among the Blues substitutes.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Drogba.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy.Tottenham: Lloris; Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Mason; Lennon, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.Subs: Vorm, Dier, Kaboul, Naughton, Chadli, Paulinho, Soldado.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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QPR eye pre-deadline deal

first_imgQPR are looking to complete the pre-deadline signing of forward Nasser El Khayati from Burton later today.West London Sport revealed on Saturday that Rangers had had a £350,000 bid for El Khayati,  26, accepted by the League One leaders.He played under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Burton and has scored 11 goals in 44 appearances since joining the Brewers a year ago.Hasselbaink, who has won just one of his 11 matches since taking over as Rangers manager, is keen to bring him to Loftus Road.Rangers have also been linked with Oxford United’s Kemar Roofe but are not looking to sign the midfielder.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Spider Hair: The Perfect Water Repellant Surface

first_imgTo keep dry, make like a spider.  “Engineering researchers have crafted a flat surface that refuses to get wet,” began a press release from University of Florida.  “Water droplets skitter across it like ball bearings tossed on ice.  The inspiration?  Not wax.  Not glass.  Not even Teflon.”  The audience waits breathlessly for the answer.  “Instead, University of Florida engineers have achieved what they label in a new paper a ‘nearly perfect hydrophobic interface’ by reproducing, on small bits of flat plastic, the shape and patterns of the minute hairs that grow on the bodies of spiders.”    How does the spider do it?  The researchers expected to find a regular pattern on a small scale, but instead, “learned that spider hairs are both long and short and variously curved and straight, forming a surface that is anything but uniform.”  This apparently chaotic surface is key to its effectiveness.  When Wolfgang Sigmund at U of Florida imitated that, the results were perfect.  Unlike other hydrophobic materials, this one repelled the microscopic spheres of water without distorting them.  “The results came as a great surprise.”  It’s something that had to be discovered in the lab instead of by theory, he said.  “Most people that publish in this field always go for these perfect structures, and we are the first to show that the bad ones are the better ones,” Sigmund said.    Another benefit of this finding is that it can be made from any material.  Because the trick is done with physics instead of chemistry, the hydrophobic surface manufactured to spider spec does not have to slough off any dangerous chemicals.  Sigmund is now working on similar surface tricks that can repel oil.  If engineers can figure out economical ways to manufacture these surfaces with enough durability for a range of temperatures, industry will beat a path to the spider’s web.  The spider, of course, already knows how to manufacture the material durably and flexibly, and even repair it.  Ever seen a wet spider?    See also the 02/04/2010 for another wonder of spider water management technology.Who taught the spider that a chaotic pattern of curved, straight, long and short hairs created the perfect water-repellant surface?  Natural selection?  Ha!  How many spiders had to drown trying to get that right.  Biomimetics is the coolest thing in biology.  It’s interdisciplinary, too: the biologists, the physicists, and the engineers can all get together.  We’re going to see a lot of neat products coming from this very un-Darwinian, ID-friendly approach.  Your spidey raincoat and lotus windshield will keep you high and dry.  You may not want this technology in your sponge, though.  (For that, mimic a natural sponge.)(Visited 42 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Bafana in goalless draw with All Whites

first_img30 May 2014Bafana Bafana and New Zealand shared a goalless draw in the second match of South Africa’s Australasian tour at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on Friday. On Monday, Bafana drew 1-1 with World Cup-bound Australia in Sydney.Gordon Igesund’s charges created a number of good goal-scoring opportunities. Had they made better use of them, they could have won the game easily.Tokelo Rantie had an opportunity to give Bafana Bafana a dream start in the very first minute after kick off, but he shot straight into the hands of the All Whites’ goalkeeper Glen Moss after being set up by Reneilwe Letsholonyane.Small crowdA small crowd of 9 266 saw New Zealand squander a chance when a free-kick fell into the box, but Bafana Bafana managed to survive.Ayanda Patosi then sent a free-kick into the hands of Moss from a very promising position before he fired narrowly wide with a good effort moments later.Play in the midfield was congested, but the opening minutes were dictated by South Africa.Against the run of play, though, Marco Rojas sliced a shot wide inside the box for New Zealand before Thulani Serero earned Bafana Bafana’s first corner kick. Soon after Rantie got into a good position, but his attempted shot was blocked behind for a corner.Hit the woodworkLetsholonyane then smashed a piledriver against an upright, but had he scored the goal would not have stood as offside had been signalled by the referee.Rantie again failed to put away a golden opportunity on the 36th minute when he shot over the bar with goalkeeper Moss struggling to get into position. Moments later, Serero quickly took a free-kick and ghosted into the box, but his shot was steered behind for a corner.The All Whites answered with a sweeping counter attack, but Ryan Thomas failed to connect from a delicate cross as both teams went in search of the opener.Second halfIn the second half, Bafana Bafana again started the stronger of the two teams. Again, though, they could not create clear cut openings as the hosts relied on sporadic counter-attacks.Thuso Phala missed two chances in quick succession as he hurried his shots and Bafana Bafana came close to paying the price for their poor finishing when Tyler Boyd was sent clear, but his shot went narrowly wide of the South African goal.Hlompho Kekana had a long range free-kick smartly saved by Moss as Bafana Bafana turned up the heat, while Rantie again shot wide.Bongani Zungu was brought on for an ineffective Phala as coach Gordon Igesund searched for a goal, while the All Whites’ coach Neil Emblen replied with three substitutions.SubstitutionsBuhle Mkwanazi made a brilliant tackle after a mistake by Kekana who lost the ball in his own area to prevent New Zealand taking the lead.Serero then put Themba Zwane through, but the youngster’s effort ricocheted off an All Whites’ defender for a corner as the match slowly headed towards a draw.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

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Home Ministry puts Assam Rifles notification on hold

first_imgThe Union Home Ministry has kept its order that empowered Assam Rifles, deployed along the Myanmar border, to arrest anyone and search a place without warrant in border districts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram “in abeyance.”The notification was withheld after Opposition parties moved an adjournment motion against the order in the Assam Assembly. Home Ministry said the matter would be “revisited in consultation with the State governments concerned.”The notification said “an officer of the rank corresponding to that of the lowest rank of members of the Assam Rifles” will have the powers under the CrPC.It is not clear why the notification included Assam, as the State does not share its border with Myanmar. Assam Rifles has power to detain anyone where Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) is in place. But it was finding it difficult to operate in Mizoram, which is not covered by AFSPA. Entire Assam is under AFSPA. Assam Rifles, a central armed police force (CAPF) came into being in 1835. It is under the administrative control of the Home Ministry and operational control of the Army.A senior government official said after the Assam Rifles Act was amended in 2006, the powers under the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) earlier available to it under the Assam Rifles Act, 1941, were not restored.The official said 13 years after the Act was amended, the issue has acquired urgency for effective enforcement of the Free Movement Regime along the Myanmar border (on the 16 km belt on either side). The Free Movement Regime was streamlined after the bilateral agreement between India and Myanmar on Land Border Crossing was finalised in 2018. “This will require giving suitable powers to Border Guarding Forces under the Foreigners Act, 1946 and Passport Act, 1967 and Passport Entry into India Act, 1920,” the official explained.Assam Rifles personnel will exercise these powers and discharge their duties “under sub-section(1) of section 41, sections 47, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 149, 150, 151 and 152 of the CrPC within the local limits of the area comprised within the border districts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram,” the notification said. Section 41 of the CrPC states that any police officer may, without an order from a magistrate and without a warrant, arrest any person. Section 47 gives powers for search of place entered by person sought to be arrested.last_img read more

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Opposition protest march in Bihar

first_imgAfter a flip-flop over participating in the Aakrosh march called by the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party on Wednesday, all the Grand Alliance partners took part in it along with Left parties. The protest march against the ‘anti-people policies’ of both the Union and the State governments was taken out in all the district headquarters of Bihar.“People of the State expect the Opposition parties to raise their voice on burning issues of the country and the State as well”, said RLSP leader Upendra Kushwaha while leading the march in Patna. “The protest march was taken out from Gandhi Maidan to District Collectorate in Patna and also staged in all district headquarters of the State,” Mr. Kushwaha said.last_img read more

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We have given a prime minister who speaks: Shah in Amethi

first_imgBy Arunav SinhaAmethi (UP), Oct 10 (PTI) BJP president Amit Shah today hit back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for questioning what his party had done during its rule, saying it has “given a prime minister who speaks”.Shah also slammed Rahul for mocking the development in Gujarat by asking the Congress leader what three generations of his family had done for Amethi.”He is mocking at the development in Gujarat. I want to ask Shahzade of Congress as to what your three generations have given to Amethi,” the BJP president said at a public meeting here.”You sought account of our past three years but people of Amethi are taking account of works done here by your past three generations,” he said.On Rahul Gandhis repeated poser as to what the BJP had done, Shah said, “We have given a prime minister who speaks.””You have trusted a family for 60 years, now trust BJP and (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and you will not feel betrayed,” Shah told the gathering in the presence of Union minister Smriti Irani and chief minister Yogi Adityanath.Shah said there were two models of development here — a Nehru-Gandhi model and the other the Modi model.”Congress ruled the country for 70 years. I want to ask you that you have been MP here for a long time but why there is no collectors office, TB hospital and Akashwanis FM here. Erosion of land due to Gomti river has not been stopped,” Shah said.advertisementNaming the schemes launched by the Narendra Modi government, he said that 106 projects were launched in the past three years.”For the first time in 35-40 years, I am seeing that the winning candidate remains missing from his constituency and a defeated candidate is giving time for the people,” Shah said, hailing the work being done in the area by Irani.Irani was defeated by Rahul in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.The BJP chief said that Amethi is known all over the world as a Nehru-Gandhi family bastion, but there has been no development.”Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will develop UP,” he asserted.Taking a swipe at Rahul, Shah said, “Rahul baba cannot see development as he sports Italian spectacles.” PTI NAV ABN SMI ASK ASKlast_img read more

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