Women’s Basketball Hosts Creighton on Sunday

first_imgThe impressive streak started Feb. 5, 2016 with a win over Wichita State, includes a 13-0 mark in 2016-17 and a 3-0 start this season. The streak is the third longest active streak in the NCAA and the fourth longest in MVC history. Redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) led the team in scoring for the second consecutive game as she finished with 24 points on a stellar 10-of-14 shooting performance, including knocking down two three-pointers. Drake recorded 27 assists on 32 field goals, shot an impressive 56.1 percent from the floor and had 29 bench points in the win. Creighton (3-3) dropped a pair of games to PAC 12 opponents, Washington and UCLA, last week in Las Vegas. Junior Audrey Faber, a teammate of Hittner’s at Dowling Catholic, leads the Bluejays in scoring at 17.7 points per game. Creighton, which left the MVC in 2013, won the matchup in Omaha last season. The series has been back-and-forth the past four seasons with the home team winning each game. Live Audio Creighton ESPN3 Drake (4-3) closed the month of November with a thrilling home win over Iowa State, 83-80, on Thursday night. The Bulldogs held an 11-point lead over the Cyclones with just under eight minutes to go, but later trailed by four with 2:05 left in the game. Freshman Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) answered with a three-pointer, was fouled on the make and finished the four-point play to tie the game at 80-80. Drake then made a defensive stop on Iowa State’s next possession. After the Bulldogs called a 30-second timeout, sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) drove the lane, banked in her shot and Iowa State’s Bridget Carlton was called for a block to send the Hittner to the line for the three-point play attempt. Hittner calmly sank the free throw to put Drake up 83-80, and after a Cyclones’ timeout, Hittner blocked Carlton’s tying three-point attempt as the clock expired for the program’s 21st straight home win. The Bulldogs lead the MVC in scoring average (80.3), assists (21.6) and field goal percentage (46.6), and rank second in steals per game at 8.9. Rhine (17.1) and Hittner (13.6) are the only two non-seniors in the top six of MVC scoring leaders ranking third and sixth, respectively. Story Links Buy Tickets center_img Iowa Wesleyan ESPN3 DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team will host the Creighton Bluejays on Sunday at the Knapp Center. Tipoff against the former Missouri Valley Conference rival is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the contest will be broadcast on Mediacom MC22 and The Valley on ESPN3. Drake Game Notes Creighton Game Notes Live Stats Following Sunday’s game, Drake welcomes Iowa Wesleyan Tuesday morning for the program’s annual Pack the Knapp for Character presented by the YMCA of Greater Des Moines game. Tipoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. with thousands of Des Moines and local area elementary and middle school students scheduled to attend for a fun morning of Bulldog basketball and educational activities.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Parks congress comes to Durban

first_img8 September 2003The World Parks Congress, convened every 10 years by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and a definitive event for the world’s protected areas, is being held in Durban, South Africa from 8-17 September – the first time the Congress will be held on African soil.The 5th IUCN World Parks Congress, being organised by IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas in collaboration with the South African Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and South African National Parks (SANParks), will evaluate the past and look to the future as it charts new directions for the world’s protected areas.Over 2 000 leading members of the global conservation fraternity are expected to converge in the country for the event, which brings together governments, major international conservation organisations, non-governmental organisations and park authorities.Main issues to be discussed include: reviewing and learning from protected area gains and setbacks of the past 10 years; building a more diverse and effective constituency for protected areas; and redefining and enforcing their relevance in the 21st century.Integrating protected areas into the broader economic, social and environmental agenda will also be widely discussed at the Congress.The director-general in the department of environmental affairs and tourism, Crispian Olver, told journalists recently that the Congress is the most significant event in conservation circles, and that because the world’s elite in the field would be attending, the decisions taken at the Congress were almost sure to be implemented.Benefits Beyond BoundariesThe theme for this year’s congress is “Benefits Beyond Boundaries”, reflecting the meeting’s focus on addressing people’s needs and providing a stream of economic, political, and environmental benefits to societies worldwide. Without an effective network of protected areas, all these benefits – clean air and water, fertile soils, inspiring landscapes and unique wildlife – will be lost.“It reflects our growing understanding of the many values that protected areas provide and the shifting approaches to their establishment and managemen”, Olver said. “We’ve been working since 1994 to restructure the face of conservation in this country, and with this conference we want to intensify our efforts to making conservation accessible to people from all walks of life.”Olver said the department would use the opportunity to showcase to Congress delegates what the country had to offer, and to brand it as a frontrunner in the field of conservation and protected areas.Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Mohammed Valli Moosa, updating journalists on the Congress last week, said the meeting would seek to take conservation went beyond nature reserves and parks to ensure that communities living in and around protected areas enjoyed economic benefits from their land.Moosa said that conservation and social development ought not to be placed in opposition to one another, and that a number of South African initiatives demonstrated the social and economic benefits of conservation, citing the Makuleke region north of the Kruger National Park.The Makuleke people were forcefully removed from their land in 1969 by the apartheid government. However, through the country’s land restitution programme, the Makuleke community has been acknowledged as the true owners, and have since enjoyed the economic benefits of land rich with bio-diversity and conservation value.He said this was an example that nature conservationists around the world would be studying closely, as it showed that conservation created jobs, contributed to economic activity, provided opportunities for SMMEs, and promoted tourism.Partnerships with the private sector in managing protected areas, and eco-tourism initiatives, were efficient methods of ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources, Moosa added.Mavuso Msimang, chief executive of South African National Parks, said it was essential to create boundaries to protect conservation areas, but that this “should not mean that these areas become inaccessible to society”.World Parks Congress scoresheetThe previous IUCN World Parks Congress was held in Caracas, Venezuela in 1992. Since then, a great deal of progress has been achieved:The number and proportion of the Earth’s surface with protected area status more than doubled in the last 10 years.The overall target of 10% of land and sea covered by protected areas has been surpassed.Protected areas are recognised as a key element in the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, ratified by 187 nations.Protected areas have been successfully linked across international boundaries and in some cases made a significant contribution to peace.The value of traditional and other non-scientific knowledge has been recognised, and local communities are becoming increasingly engaged in protected area management.However, protected areas have failed to:Become a truly representative system that covers terrestrial, freshwater and marine biomes. For example, only 1.5% of all lake systems in the world enjoy protection. Halt species loss that continues at an intolerable rate. 11 167 species are known to be globally threatened with extinction, according to the 2002 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Achieve unconditional public and political support. Too many stakeholders see protected areas as a barrier to their activities; and too many protected areas only exist on paper and not in reality. Secure sufficient skills base and the financial and other resources. The amount of investment needed to operate an effective, representative global protected areas system needs to be increased sevenfold. Defend themselves in times of trouble. The past decade has been a time of increasing conflict and violence. Countries such as Colombia, Sierra Leone, New Caledonia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Burma/Myanmar, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which are custodians for vital elements of the world’s biodiversity, have as a result faced severe challenges in maintaining their conservation programmes.SouthAfrica.info reporter. Source: Vth IUCN World Parks Congresslast_img read more

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Exploring Books with Children Using Guided Discussion Questions

first_imgImage from pixabay.com, CCOBy Allison M. LothropThe MFLN Early Intervention team seeks to provide practitioners with resources that support the important work they do with military families. The guided discussion questions below, based on 8 different children’s books, are designed to be used with children from ages 3-6 at home or in preschool settings. These books and the accompanying questions can be used with children who have a loved one in the military or children who want to gain a better understanding of military life. Guided discussion questions can be used in large or small group settings or with individual children.For each book we developed between 7-11 questions. These discussion questions are meant to help facilitate a conversation with a child, extending the book content beyond simply reading the story. Most questions are open-ended to elicit conversation. Questions range from specific topics related to military life to more general questions related to emotions that a child might face. Though each question covers a different aspect of the book, adults can select questions from this list; there is no need to ask all of the questions for it is important to keep children engaged and make sure that story reading is a fun and positive experience. These guided discussion questions also can be shared with parents as a resource.Please click each title to view and/or print the discussion guide associated with each book.Daddy’s Home by Carolina NadelHero Mom by Melinda HardinHome Again by Dorinda Silver WilliamsLove Spots by Karen PanierMy Father’s Shirt by Sally HussMy Mother’s Wings by Sally HussWhy is Dad So Mad by Seth KastleWhy is Mom So Mad by Seth KastleThis post and the guided discussion questions were edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.last_img read more

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Install Sita’s statue alongside Lord Ram’s in Ayodhya: Congress leader Karan Singh

first_imgVeteran Congress leader Karan Singh has urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to give Sita her “rightful place in Ayodhya” and install her statue alongside the proposed grand statue of Lord Ram.In a letter to Adityanath on December 12, Singh stated that during a recent visit to Simariya in Mithilanchal, the birthplace of Sita, it stuck him that the government could reduce the height of Lord Ram’s statue by half and have one of Sita by its side.“After getting married, Sita came to Ayodhya, but soon after she had to accompany Ram and Laksmana on a 14-year exile. During that time, she was kidnapped by Ravana and had to live in captivity in Sri Lanka,” Singh said in the letter.After Sita was saved by Ram, she had to take the ‘agni pariksha’ (trial by fire), he said, adding that she spent the rest of her life in exile despite being pregnant.“At least after thousands of years, Sitaji should get her rightful place in Ayodhya,” he said, hoping that his suggestion would be accepted.Last month, the State government had announced that it would install a statue of Lord Ram in the temple town of Ayodhya.While the height of the Ram statue will be 151 metres, its overhead umbrella would be 20 metres and the pedestal would be 50 metres, making it the tallest statue in the country.last_img read more

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Sports Wrap: Kohli isn’t India’s most important player, according to Kapil, no farewell for Afridi and more

first_imgKohli isn’t India’s most important player, according to KapilKapil Dev feels offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has played a key role in India’s resurgence at the Test level.Afridi deserves a farewell match, says Inzamam-ul-Haq Inzamam-ul-Haq said that Shahid Afridi has been a brilliant performer for Pakistan and deserved a graceful farewell and retirement.Kohli-led Team India will dominate Test cricket for long time: VVS Laxman Former India batsman VVS Laxman is optimistic about Indian cricket’s future and said the present Test team under Virat Kohli’s leadership has the potential to dominate for a long time.BCCI starts screening process for new selection committeeThe interview process initiated by the BCCI for selecting the selectors got underway in New Delhi on Monday but the candidates are still in the dark if the Board is looking for a three or five member selection committee.Rooney conundrum is Mourinho’s biggest headache Wayne Rooney’s lacklustre performance in Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat at Watford on Sunday led to widespread calls for him to be dropped.last_img read more

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a month ago​Osonyq unveiled as Everton’s official sports drinks partner

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Osonyq unveiled as Everton’s official sports drinks partnerby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton have signed a new multi-year partnership which sees Dutch isotonic drinks manufacturer Osonyq become the club’s official sports drinks partner, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.Continuing the brand’s expansion across European premier leagues, the agreement includes Everton’s men’s, women’s, and youth teams, and will also see Osonyq take up several match day activations at the club’s home stadium Goodison Park.In addition, the drinks vegan-friendly and gluten-free manufacturer will make its products available to purchase at the Premier League club’s official Everton One and Everton Two merchandise stores.Everton’s commercial director Alan McTavishat said that the partnership with Osonyq marks “another exciting addition to our partner portfolio”. last_img read more

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Duchess Of Cambridge Attends 100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala Dinner

first_imgThe Duchess of Cambridge attended the 100 Women in Hedge Funds philanthropic initiatives reception dinner last week in aid of the charity Action on Addiction.The Duchess of Cambridge at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala dinnerCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orgSpeaking to guests at the event, The Duchess of Cambridge said that Prince George was “such a good boy” at his christening.The Duchess of Cambridge attends the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala dinnerCredit/Copyright: DukeAndDuchessOfCambridge.orgThe Duchess chatted to the invited guests about the success of Wednesday’s christening, which took place at the historic Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace. Her Royal Highness is a patron of both Action on Addiction and 100WHF, an organisation for professionals in the alternative investments industry.The Duchess presented Dame Amelia Fawcett with the 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ 2013 European Industry Leadership Award.Amanda Pullinger, the 100 Women in Hedge Funds executive director, said: “We are honoured that The Duchess of Cambridge has once again lent her support to 100 Women in Hedge Funds for our London gala, and particularly as it is one of her first public appearances since the birth of her son.”Action on Addiction is involved in tackling addiction through research, prevention, treatment, professional education and family support. It has centres in Dorset, London, Merseyside and Wiltshire.The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are also patrons of 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ philanthropic initiatives. It is focusing on helping Action on Addiction in 2013, WellChild in 2014 and The Art Room in 2015.Source:dukeandduchessofcambridge.orglast_img read more

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Chelsea assistant compares Sarris era to Guardiolas

first_imgAccording to Gianfranco Zola, the difficult time the Italian manager is having currently with the Blues is just like Guardiola suffered in his first season with Manchester City.When Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City, his first season proved to be a difficult one.Guardiola and the Citizens ended up in third place of the table with 23 out of 38 games played.But the next year he became a champion with his new team for the first time.And now his side sit first in the Premier League table and have a big chance to become back-to-back champions.For Chelsea’s assistant manager Gianfranco Zola, what Guardiola endured in his first season at City is what’s happening to Maurizio Sarri in Chelsea.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Maurizio Sarri, Manager of Chelsea looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea FC at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)“How do you know that we are not making changes?” Zola said to Sky Sports.“We are adjusting a few things but without changing where we want to go. The direction is always the same.”“Two years ago you were probably asking the same questions to Pep Guardiola. I do remember you asking him, ‘is that the case that you keep playing from the back?’,” he continued.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“And I remember the answers of Pep, saying, ‘this is not in discussion, this is part of my game, I know I am going through this difficult moment, and I don’t change it’.”“I think we are pretty much in a similar moment, where there are a lot of questions and doubts about what we do, but again we are trying to adapt to the league and make some changes,” Zola said.“But we don’t change the way we see football and what is good for this club, because otherwise, we are nothing.”Chelsea is currently in sixth place of the EPL table with 50 points, thanks to 15 matches won, five draws and six defeats.#OnTheGrill: Could Maurizio Sarri face the #CFC sack if he comes up short to #MUFC in their #FACup clash? 👀The Stamford Bridge boss is under immense pressure 🔵 pic.twitter.com/UT72qBpxBg— Managerial Mindset (@ManagerialMinds) February 17, 2019last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Katherine Rogomentich Named To Deans List At University Of Vermont

first_imgBURLINGTON, VT — Katherine Rogomentich, Class of 2021, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2019 semester at the University of Vermont.Rogomentich, from Wilmington, is majoring in Food Systems in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have a grade-point average of 3.0 or better and rank in the top 20 percent of their class in their respective college or school.About UVMSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Committed to both research and teaching, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field. Located in Burlington, Vermont, one of the nation’s most vibrant small cities and top college towns, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 national research university educating 10,513 undergraduate students, 1,542 graduate students, 826 certificate and non-degree students, and 459 M.D. students in the Larner College of Medicine.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of Vermont via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Katherine Rogomentich Named To Dean’s List At University Of VermontIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Katherine Rogomentich Named To Dean’s List At University Of VermontIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Rogomentich Named To Dean’s List At University Of VermontIn “Education”last_img read more

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Twitter board member Debra Lee to step down

first_img 0 Share your voice Internet Services Tech Industry Tags Post a comment Debra Lee has been serving on Twitter’s board of directors since 2016. Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET Debra Lee, the first African-American to serve on Twitter’s board of directors, is stepping down from the role in August after more than three years, according to a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.Twitter’s announcement came on the same day AT&T announced that Lee would be joining its board of directors.”Twitter is a terrific company with a clear mission and strong leadership team,” Lee said in a statement. “I believe Twitter has a bright future, and I wish Jack and the entire company continued success.”Twitter, like other tech companies, has been criticized for not having enough diversity on its board of directors. When Lee joined Twitter’s board in 2016, civil rights activists praised the company’s decision.Lee is the former chairwoman and CEO of BET Networks.  Twitterlast_img read more

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