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Women’s Tennis Releases 2018 Schedule

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first_imgThe Bulldogs will play four of their next five match at home, hosting Western Illinois (Feb. 23), Colorado State (Feb. 25), Montana State (March 9) and Grand Canyon University (March 14). DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University head women’s tennis coach Mai-Ly Tran announced the Bulldogs 2018 schedule on Wednesday, highlighted by 12 matches in the friendly confine sof the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Drake wraps up its home schedule on April 14 and April 15 when it hosts Illinois State and Bradley, respectively. Story Links The Bulldogs opens the final month of the season at new MVC member Valparaiso on April 6 and then at Evansville on April 8. The Bulldogs begin the second month of the season at Nebraska-Omaha on Feb. 3 and will also face-off against North Dakota in a neutral site match. Drake hosts Milwaukee on Feb. 9 before heading to Minnesota on Feb. 11. 2018 Schedule The Bulldogs close out their non-conference schedule on March 29 as they host in-state foe Iowa State. Drake then heads to California for a pair of matches as the Bulldogs square off against Cal State Northridge (March 14) and UC Riverside (March 16). Drake opens the season with a three-match homestand, starting with Creighton on Jan. 19 and then against South Dakota and Ausgustana (S.D.) for a doubleheader on Jan. 28. Drake opens Missouri Valley Conference play on March 31 when it welcomes UNI. The Bulldogs concludes the regular season with a trip to Missouri State on April 22 and will travel back to Springfield, Mo. for the MVC Championships on April 27-29. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Satabhaya’s sorrow

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first_imgIt’s a struggle between man and sea. Back in 1971, a tidal surge triggered by a tropical cyclone invaded 16 villages on the coast of Kendrapara district in Odisha, sweeping away more than 700 people and causing immense destruction. Ever since, the advancing Bay of Bengal has been eating into human habitations, razing houses and destroying villages.The worst affected are the people of the Satabhaya gram panchayat, enduring nature’s fury for decades, much before the word “climate change” entered the public discourse. Once a cluster of 16 revenue villages spread over 3,440 acres of land, the panchayat has been reduced to a few hamlets. Mohanpura, Sanagahirmatha, Paramnandapura, Kaduanasi and Sahebnagar have already gone under. The advancing sea sand has swallowed substantial portions of another eight villages.Coconut trees battered by the sea, thatched houses just inches away from getting buried under sand and remains of tube wells show the enormity of the devastation. Without suitable land for resettlement, people had been left stranded on the edge of the sea for four decades. Remoteness, inaccessibility and lack of governmental resolve stretched their miseries for years.When people across the world hold on to their homeland, Satabhaya’s inhabitants fought for an alternative place. Just before the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections in 2014, their threat to boycott the polls moved the administration to initiate a relocation process.In 2018, the villagers, described as climate change’s first orphans by filmmaker Nilamadhab Panda, agreed to relocate to Bagapatia, about 10 km into the mainland. Last month, the idol of Panchubarahi, presiding deity of Satabhaya, was shifted to Bagapatia, speeding up the process of relocation. As of now, more than 571 families have found a new address in Bagapatia colony.Satabhaya today wears a deserted look. A few dozen families are busy gathering valuable household articles before the village is wiped out from the map.(Biswaranjan Rout is a photographer contributing to The Hindu)last_img read more

Cavaliers stun Raptors in Kawhi Leonard’s return; 2 ejected for fight

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first_imgLATEST STORIES 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash “I saw it out of the corner of my eye,” Love said. “It happened so fast. Everybody almost wants to run out there and check what’s going on. It was broken up quick. That’s usually how it goes.”Neither player was available for comment following the game. A Raptors spokesman said Ibaka was reacting to something Chriss said to him after the Toronto player was knocked to the floor.Cleveland held a 91-77 lead when the fight occurred and poured it on in the fourth quarter. Toronto coach Nick Nurse pulled his starters as the Cavaliers pulled away and the lead reached 27 points with just under a minute to play.“That was a great win for us,” Love said. “Especially against a real good team at home. It was fun.”Cedi Osman scored 19 points and Ante Zizic had 17 for Cleveland, which placed six players in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT Leonard was 11 of 19 from the field, but the Raptors only led briefly in the first half.“They did a great job, they played well, and they made open shots,” Leonard said. “That’s pretty much the way the game played out.”Kyle Lowry scored 14 points for the Raptors. Toronto (48-20) trails Milwaukee by 2 1/2 games for the best record in the league.Toronto rolled to a 125-104 win over the Heat without Leonard, tying a franchise record with 21 3-pointers and outscoring Miami 63-24 from beyond the arc.Leonard, averaging 27 points this season, hasn’t appeared in more than two consecutive games since playing in five straight from Jan. 25 through Feb. 5.The Raptors, showing signs of being tired in their third straight road game, struggled throughout the game. Toronto fell behind by 10 points and committed 11 turnovers leading to 13 points for the Cavaliers.Cleveland coach Larry Drew said before the game Love, who hasn’t played in back-to-back games since returning from foot surgery, will sit out Tuesday in Philadelphia.TIP-INSRaptors: G Fred Van Vleet (ligament tear in left thumb) missed his 11th straight game. … G Patrick McCaw made his first start with the team Sunday at Miami with Leonard sidelined, scoring 10 points in 26 minutes. McCaw appeared in three games with the Cavaliers earlier this season.Cavaliers: Cleveland is 5-4 since the All-Star break. … F Larry Nance Jr. (bruised rib) was out after being injured Friday against the Heat. … G Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) missed his second straight game. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Cavaliers: Visit Philadelphia on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bradley Beal’s late surge lifts Wizards past Kings PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton (2) drives past Toronto Raptors’ Kyle Lowry (7) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND— Even with Kawhi Leonard back in the lineup, the best fight Toronto put up in Cleveland was when Serge Ibaka threw a punch at Marquese Chriss.Ibaka and Chriss were ejected for fighting during the Cavaliers’ 126-101 victory over the Raptors on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Leonard scored 25 points after sitting out Sunday’s game, but the team with the league’s second-best record trailed most of the way.Collin Sexton scored 28 points and Kevin Love had 16 points and 18 rebounds for Cleveland, which dominated the second half and seemed to gain momentum after the fight with a second left in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesIbaka went to the floor after he and Chriss were battling for position under Cleveland’s basket as the Raptors attempted a full-court pass that sailed out of bounds.Ibaka shoved Chriss from behind and grabbed near his neck before throwing a punch. Chriss responded with a punch before players from both teams separated the two. Ibaka immediately headed for the locker room and both players were kicked out after the officials conferred. FIGHT ANALYSISPlayers and coaches stepped in when Ibaka and Chriss squared off, but no one seemed to get a good view of the incident.“I didn’t see much of it, to be honest,” Nurse said. “Listen, it’s always going to be concerning when something like that happens. We certainly don’t want that in our game. We don’t want to lose one of our guys.”The teams don’t play again this season.TOUGH NIGHTNurse had a simple explanation for the loss that ended Toronto’s three-game road trip that began with wins over New Orleans and Miami.“It didn’t seem like our energy was where theirs was,” he said. “Obviously, we’re coming off a back-to-back and off a game where we played unbelievably well and we didn’t handle the success that great.”Nurse said Lowry turned an ankle late in the game, but the injury isn’t serious.UP NEXTRaptors: Host the Lakers on Thursday. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

PREVIEW DAY TWO ACTION 2007 SENIOR NTL

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first_imgDay Two action of the 2007 Senior NTL will feature an exciting schedule of games that is sure to separate the pretenders from the contenders.After a keenly contested first day in humid conditions, competitors across the seven Senior divisions will be looking to cement good form leading into the final days of competition.Showcase games for the day include Field One action in both the Men’s and Women’s 30 years divisions. In the Women’s 30s division, competition heavyweights Suns and Cyclones will battle for the top spot.Suns, led by current Australian World Cup Men’s Open representative Matt Curran, and Rustlers, spearheaded by 2007 Australian Men’s Open Captain Gavin Shuker, will meet in a high quality encounter on the premier field late in the day.Scorpions and Sharks will tangle for control of the leaderboard in the Men’s 35s division, whilst in the Women’s 40s division Sharks and warm favourites Scorpions will test each other out in an entertaining match up. For all the results and tables for all divisons go to the TFA SPORTINGPULSE WEBSITE8.30amWomen’s 30s:               Scorpions v ACTWomen’s 30s:               Suns v EaglesMen’s 45s:                   Rustlers v ACTMen’s 45s:                   Eagles v HornetsMen’s 45s:                   Suns v Sharks9.20amWomen’s 30s:               Rustlers v SharksWomen’s 30s:               Cyclones v HornetsMen’s 50s:                   ACT v SharksMen’s 35s:                   Sharks v ScorpionsMen’s 35s:                   Suns v CobrasMen’s 40s:                   Scorpions v Rustlers10.10amMen’s 40s:                   Barbarians v EaglesMen’s 40s:                   Cyclones v MetsMen’s 50s:                   Rustlers v CyclonesMen’s 50s:                   Eagles v MetsMen’s 40s:                   Warriors v SunsMen’s 40s:                   Hornets v Sharks11.00amMen’s 30s:                   Warriors v HornetsMen’s 30s:                   Cobras v CyclonesMen’s 50s:                   Hornets v SunsWomen’s 40s:               Scorpions v SharksWomen’s 40s:               Suns v HornetsMen’s 30s:                   Rustlers v Barbarians11.50amMen’s 45s:                   Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 40s:               Cobras v CyclonesMen’s 50s:                   Scorpions v CobrasWomen’s 30s:               Suns v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s:               Cyclones v ACT12.40pmMen’s 45s:                   Rustlers v HornetsMen’s 45s:                   ACT v SharksMen’s 40s:                   Suns v HornetsWomen’s 30s:               Rustlers v EaglesWomen’s 30s:               Hornets v SharksMen’s 40s:                   Scorpions v Sharks1.30pmMen’s 30s:                   Suns v WarriorsMen’s 35s:                   Sharks v CobrasMen’s 35s:                   Scorpions v MetsMen’s 40s:                   Mets v WarriorsMen’s 40s:                   Eagles v CyclonesMen’s 40s:                   Rustlers v Barbarians2.20pmWomen’s 40s:               Scorpions v SunsWomen’s 40s:               Cobras v SharksWomen’s 40s:               Cyclones v HornetsMen’s 30s:                   Rustlers v HornetsMen’s 50s:                   Cyclones v CobrasMen’s 30s:                   Barbarians v Cyclones3.10pmWomen’s 30s:               Suns v CyclonesWomen’s 30s:               Hornets v RustlersMen’s 50s:                   Mets v SunsMen’s 50s:                   ACT v HornetsMen’s 50s:                   Eagles v ScorpionsMen’s 50s:                   Rustlers v Sharks4.00pmWomen’s 30s:               Sharks v ScorpionsWomen’s 30s:               ACT v EaglesMen’s 45s:                   ACT v SunsMen’s 45s:                   Sharks v EaglesMen’s 45s:                   Hornets v Scorpions4.50pmMen’s 30s:                   Suns v RustlersMen’s 30s:                   Cyclones v WarriorsMen’s 40s:                   Rustlers v MetsMen’s 40s:                   Barbarians v SunsMen’s 40s:                   Scorpions v Eagles5.40pmMen’s 30s:                   Barbarians v CobrasMen’s 35s:                   Sharks v SunsMen’s 35s:                   Cobras v MetsMen’s 40s:                   Cyclones v SharksMen’s 40s:                   Warriors v Hornetslast_img read more

PM Lauds Heather Little-White as a Professional Woman of Courage

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first_imgPrime Minister Portia Simpson Miller says she is deeply saddened by the death of renowned nutritionist, Dr. Heather Little-White, OD last night (Tuesday, Jan. 22) . “We have lost a dear friend and Jamaica has lost a professional woman of courage whose life exemplified the true spirit of perseverance against the odds,” the Prime Minister said. In a condolence message, the Prime Minister said that through her work in nutrition education, Dr. Little-White’s life touched many lives whether it was by way of the very popular ‘Creative Cooking’ television series, her countless interviews on radio, numerous articles in the newspapers, scores of lectures or direct sampling of her delightful home grown recipes and catering services.The Prime Minister said that despite being challenged by a regrettable and most unfortunate incident in 1999, Heather Little-White demonstrated remarkable courage and strength of character which was admired by all Jamaicans who knew her.“She will be greatly missed and her work as an outstanding nutritionist, writer and advocate for the disabled community will be remembered and treasured for many years to come,”“On behalf of the government and people of Jamaica, I express my deepest sympathy to husband Peter, brother Lennie and other members of Little-White’s family and pray God’s strength and comfort to you all during this period of grief,” the Prime Minister said.Contact:Communications Unit – OPMTel:926-0244Fax:920-4684 Email:opm.news@opm.gov.jmlast_img read more

Industry Minister Welcomes Lumber Treatment Plant

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first_imgMinister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, says the newly opened ARC Lumber Treatment Plant, is a welcome investment that will help to further grow the country’s economy. “The launch of this facility is a clear indication of the owner’s confidence in the country and its evolving business environment. The launch of the lumber treatment plant certainly represents the kind of innovative response from businesses needed to drive our economy and country to the next stage of its development,” he said. Mr. Hylton was speaking at the official opening of the state-of-the-art facility at its Bell Road location in Kingston, on Wednesday, March 13. The Minister further noted that innovations of this type contribute to strengthening the country’s export capacity and is consistent with advancing the national export strategy, which seeks to improve the country’s export performance by advancing the competitiveness of firms and sectors, while enhancing the business and trade environment. “ARC Manufacturing, with its innovative plant, represents the next wave of value-added manufacturing that we expect will benefit directly from the implementation of the Global Logistics Hub, which will serve as a global supply chain platform to support the country’s export sector,” he said. Mr. Hylton further noted that the launch also signifies the company’s efforts to improve the competitiveness of the lumber supply sector in Jamaica. “Management’s efforts to push the company further up the value chain will inevitably position it to take advantage of export opportunities and to generate export earnings, while creating employment and increasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of our country,” he said. The Minister praised Osmose Inc., a wood preserving company which collaborated with ARC to establish the facility, for the “strategic partnership in allowing the technology to come not simply to ARC but to Jamaica.” General Manager for Osmose Inc. in Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Javier Romero, said the facility, which is the first of its kind in Jamaica, “is the most modern and advanced plant I know in the Caribbean and the Latin-American region.”While the plant, which is fully automated, has the capacity to treat approximately 500,000 board feet (BF) of lumber per 40-hour week, Dr. Romero noted that it has the potential to treat 50 million BF per year, “allowing ARC to cover the domestic demand and also export markets.”He further noted that he is pleased that the company will be using the most environmentally friendly preservative in its treatment operations. The plant, which occupies approximately 11,000 square feet of space, is equipped with a pressure tank; four holding tanks; and a control room. It utilises a process called Pressure Treatment for its lumber and wood products. The type of treatment used is a form of micronized copper preservative, which is widely used in the construction industry in the United States.ARC is one of Jamaica’s leading manufacturers and distributors of building materials. The company locally manufactures construction wires and mesh, nails, fencing and roofing products. It also distributes lumber, cement, steel and steel products.By Alecia Smith-Edwards, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Canadian CEOs have already earned more than the average Canadian will this

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first_imgTORONTO – A policy think tank says Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs have already earned more than the average Canadian worker will make for all of this year.The 11th annual report on CEO compensation by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says the average CEO will have earned nearly $50,000 by 10:57 a.m. ET Tuesday, down from mid-afternoon when it first started studying the issue.Its latest report titled “Climbing up and Kicking Down” says the country’s top CEOs now make, on average, $10.4-million a year, or 209 times the average income of $49,738.That’s up from 193 times more in 2015.The report suggests that while the idea of a $15 per hour minimum wage has faced debate across Canada, rising CEO wages have gone largely unchecked.It concludes it isn’t likely that any one measure will curtail the overall growth in CEO compensation and decrease the record-high income gap between Canada’s top executives and the average worker.But it says Ottawa could consider more comprehensive amendments to the Income Tax Act and more broadly eliminate the tax preference that encourages companies to pay their executives in stock and stock derivatives rather than regular dollars.last_img read more

Delhi BJP shortlists 21 names for 7 seats

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first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi BJP’s election committee on Friday shortlisted three names each for the seven Lok Sabha seats in the national capital, amid protests by party members over celebrities joining the organisation for tickets ahead of polls, party leaders said. The list, which was finalised at a meeting of the state unit’s election committee, does not include the name of former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, whose name was making rounds as a possible candidate from the New Delhi seat after he joined the BJP, said a leader who attended the meeting. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”All the seven sitting party MPs’ names have been included in the list which will be sent to the Central Election Committee for final selection of candidates,” he said. Some other Delhi BJP leaders who attended the meeting claimed “objections were raised over celebrities joining the BJP for Lok Sabha tickets and demanded priority for dedicated leaders and workers during ticket distribution”. The meeting chaired by Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari was also attended by Union minister and Lok Sabha incharge of the unit Nirmala Sitharaman and co-incharge Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsFrom the New Delhi seat, besides sitting MP Meenakshi Lekhi, Delhi BJP incharge and national vice president Shyam Jaju, and Delhi BJP general secretary Rajesh Bhatia have been shortlisted, they said. For the Chandni Chowk seat, names of sitting MP and Union minister Harsh Vardhan, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta and Sudhanshu Mittal have been selected. MP Mahesih Girri, Aman Sinha and Delhi BJP MLA OP Sharma have been shortlisted from East Delhi, they said. The name of Tiwari, who is a sitting MP, is in the list of probables from North East Delhi seat. From West Delhi, sitting MP Parvesh Verma, Kamaljeet Sehrawat and Pawan Sharma’s names have been shortlisted. For South Delhi, names of sitting MP Ramesh Bidhuri, Ram Veer Bidhuri and Brham Singh Tanwar have been selected, while Udit Raj (MP), Ashok Pradhan and Anita Arya have been shortlisted from the North West reserved seat, they said.last_img read more

ExCong min joins BJP in HP

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first_imgShimla: Within a week after three-time Hamirpur MP joining the Congress, it was BJP’s turn to give a jolt to the Congress at Rampur – the home town of six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.Former Congress minister and Dalit leader Singhi Ram, an estranged loyalist of Virbhadra Singh, joined the BJP in presence of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who was campaigning at Rampur. Virbhadra reacted to ridicule him, saying “How does it make any difference on Singhi Ram joining BJP? He has no base there.” Also Read – J&K won’t remain UT forever, says ShahRampur is part of Mandi Parliamentary constituency, which more or less had been voting block for the Congress in most Lok Sabha elections. Singhi Ram had represented Rampur for six times before he was denied ticket at the behest of Virbhadra Singh in 2007 assembly polls. In 2017 poll, Singhi Ram has contested Rampur assembly constituency as independent but lost to his Congress successor Nand Lal, who is Virbhadra Singh’s staunch lieutenant.last_img read more

Russian President Putin challenges Washington in Venezuela power play

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first_imgMoscow: Russia emerged as a crucial power broker in the crisis in far-away Venezuela this week when Washington accused Moscow of convincing President Nicolas Maduro not to flee to Cuba. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Maduro had a plane on the tarmac ready to fly to Havana when “the Russians indicated that he should stay”. Moscow hit back, dismissing the claim as fake and accusing Washington of supporting a coup “that has nothing to do with democracy” by backing opposition leader Juan Guaido. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportMoscow has its reasons for standing behind Maduro — he’s a rare ally in Latin America and Russia has poured billions into the Venezuelan economy. But analysts say Russian President Vladimir Putin is also playing the long game, hoping to use Venezuela as leverage in his global tug-of-war with Washington. “Russia is seeking to translate its influence over Maduro — which is in fact not absolute — into an opportunity to have dialogue with the United States,” Tatyana Stanovaya, head of R.Politik, a Paris-based analysis firm, told AFP. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protests”Maduro is a bargaining chip.” Tensions in Venezuela have soared since Guaido declared himself acting president in January, claiming Maduro’s re-election last year was illegitimate. More than 50 countries led by the United States lined up behind the 35-year-old head of the National Assembly, but Russia and China have backed Maduro. Reeling from Western sanctions, Moscow has quickly sensed an opportunity, even if it meant locking horns with the United States in Latin America, Washington’s traditional sphere of influence. In a highly publicised move in March, Moscow sent two planes with around 100 soldiers and equipment to Caracas, where Russian mercenaries are also believed to be operating. Ties between Russia and the West plummeted over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, its backing for separatists in eastern Ukraine and military support for President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. But the audacity with which the Kremlin inserted itself into the Venezuela crisis has drawn gasps in Washington. “Russia is making the next play in our hemisphere,” Frederick Kempe, president of the Atlantic Council, wrote last month. “Vladimir Putin may be laying the ground for making Venezuela the defining foreign policy debacle for President Trump in the same way Syria became that for the Obama administration.” Russia and Venezuela enjoy a long history of ties and Maduro’s predecessor Hugo Chavez, known for his passionate tirades against the United States, was a welcome guest at the Kremlin. After Chavez’s death in 2013 the relationship with a country that boasts the world’s largest proven oil reserves has continued to thrive. Russia is the second largest lender to Caracas after China, with Moscow heavily investing in Venezuela’s oil resources and Caracas acquiring Russian arms worth billions of dollars. However that also means, analysts say, that Russia has a lot to lose from a change in leadership. But what it stands to gain from a possible deal with Washington may be more important for the Kremlin.last_img read more