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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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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