Five Bulldogs Score In Double Figures As Men’s Basketball Defeats Evansville, 88-76

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines Mediacom MC22 Listen Live Watch Live Indiana State 1/11/2017 – 7 p.m. Box Score (PDF) Story Links Next Game: Photo Gallery center_img In addition to Arogundade’s three-pointers, Schlatter and Timmer made 10-straight free throw in the final four minutes on an afternoon that saw the team shoot 23-of-25 (92.0 percent) from the free-throw line. As a team, the Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the field in the second half while committing just two turnovers in the period to start the MVC season 2-2 for the first time since the 2010-11 season.The Bulldogs continue their homestead on Wednesday, Jan. 11, for ‘We Back The Blue Night.’ Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. The game will broadcast live on Mediacom MC22 and on radio via ESPN Des Moines 1350-AM. As part of ‘We Back The Blue Night,’ all law enforcement officials and their families receive free admission by showing their badge at the door. Click here for more information on ‘We Back The Blue Night.’Print Friendly Version Box Score (HTML) DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team outscored Evansville by 12 points in the final four minutes of an 88-76 win Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Knapp Center. The win was Drake’s third-straight on its home court and improved the Bulldogs to 2-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference.Drake (4-12, 2-2 MVC) was led by season-high 28 points from junior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) who finished just two points shy of a career-high while shooting 8-of-12 from the floor and 4-of-7 from the three-point arc. Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) added a career-high 17 points with seven rebounds. The junior also drained two critical three-pointers with less than three minutes to play as part of a 12-0 run to give the Bulldogs a 10-point cushion heading into the final minute of play.”You just have to believe in yourself and your teammates,” Arogundade said of his late six-point flurry. “Coach Rutter has done a really good job of instilling confidence in all of us so when I saw the shot, I let it fly.”Arogundade and Timmer were joined by three other Bulldogs, Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa), De’Antae McMurry (Alton, Ill.) and T.J. Thomas (Stone Mountain, Ga.) in double figures with 11, 10 and 10 points, respectively.The MVC’s leading scorer, Jaylon Brown, led Evansville (10-7, 1-3 MVC) with 23 points, 15 of them in the first half.Evansville claimed its first lead of the game six minutes into the second half as part of a 9-0 run and neither team led by more than a possession for the next 12 minutes. With four minutes left, Evansville’s Ryan Taylor hit a three-pointer to give the Aces a 72-70 lead. However, the Bulldogs’ defense clamped down and held Evansville without a field goal for the next 3:35 while assembling a 12-0 run to take a commanding lead into the final minute.”It was really back-and-forth until the end,” said Drake head coach Jeff Rutter. “We had not had a string of stops until the 3:40 mark where we had a string of five-straight stops when we moved to man-to-man down the stretch.” Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

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COP 17 climate talks set to intensify

first_img2 December 2011The first week of the annual UN climate change summit is usually a relatively sedate affair, and COP 17 in Durban has not been an exception.But with the six panels wrapping up their discussions on Saturday ahead of the high-level segment involving ministers and heads of state, next week will see the start of an intense debate on what the global path to addressing the effects of climate change should be.At least 12 heads of state and 130 government ministers from around the world are expected to join the talks next week.‘Progress on several issues’The UN reported on Friday that major progress had been made on several issues, including the structure of the adaptation package agreed on in Cancun, Mexico last year, finance and technology.Negotiators were, however, still locked behind closed doors hammering out possible solutions to the complex debate around the Kyoto Protocol and the Green Climate Fund.Developing countries are pushing for a second commitment period for the Protocol, which was signed in 1997, committing industrialised nations to measurable emission reduction targets. Earlier this week, Canada became the first developed country to give an indication that it was no longer interested in the Protocol.Major economies, which include the United States and Japan, are refusing to commit.Kyoto Protocol in the balanceUNFCCC executive secretary Christiana Figueres could not confirm reports on Friday that there was a stalemate on the protocol as reported, say the ministers’ session next week would provide direction on the future of the treaty.“As you know, the issue of the Kyoto Protocol is a very crucial issue and central for Durban and discussions are taking place,” Figueres said.She said governments had ample time over the coming weekend to go through a list of proposals which, among others, include the structure of the adaptation package, technology transfer and mitigation plans.The European Union said it was in favour of the new term of commitment to the Protocol, but has attached conditions to this.Figueres said South African International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, in her capacity as COP 17 president, had also started consultations on the EU’s position.Russia has also proposed amendments to the convention to allow for a periodic revision of countries that are under certain obligations to cut emissions. Currently, developing nations have fewer obligations to reduce their greenhouse gas emission compared with major economies.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Chef Benny Masekwaneng gears up for his first-ever culinary experience in Davos

first_imgCelebrity Chef Benny Masekwaneng has been hard at work, crafting an authentic South African menu for guests attending a networking dinner hosted by Team South Africa during the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. South Africa will be participating at WEF from 22 – 25 January 2019, to promote inclusive growth and development.As one of SA’s most-loved culinary masters, Chef Benny has featured as a judge on Masterchef SA, as well as The Ultimate Braai Master. For the first time, he jets off to Davos with a South African delegation, offering guests a meticulously-selected culinary experience that aims to introduce them to fine African cuisine.The chef who was born in Alexandra, previously spoke to Times LIVE about the loss his family experienced during apartheid, which impacted his dream of becoming an electrical engineer. His fate, however, led him to pursue a path he’s always been passionate about: cooking!He explained: “We stayed really close to the (men’s) hostels and when the political violence went up, we were forced to move from our house and lost everything in the process. The money that was set aside for my engineering studies had to help us get by, so I ended up helping my mother in her catering business.”With more than 20 years in the industry, Chef Benny applauds local chefs for bringing innovation and excellence to the dining room table.He told Brand South Africa: “We are exactly where we need to be when it comes to global standards. We have the luxury of accessibility to what other countries are doing.”As an avid lover of slow cooking dishes like oxtail, pork trotters as well as split peas and sugar beans, we are sure international guests are in for quite a warm, hearty treat prepared by our favourite chef!last_img read more

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Number of Employed, Very Educated Single women (EVES) on the rise in Urban India

first_imgUrban WomanUntil not so long ago, there was always the ‘right’ age to get married, and a ‘right’ sequence of priorities, which dictated that a woman’s place was with her family. But today, an increasing number of working women are defying this typecasting. Meet the EVES-the Employed, Very Educated Single,Urban WomanUntil not so long ago, there was always the ‘right’ age to get married, and a ‘right’ sequence of priorities, which dictated that a woman’s place was with her family. But today, an increasing number of working women are defying this typecasting. Meet the EVES-the Employed, Very Educated Single women. These are professionals who are putting off marriage to pursue career ambitions. Armed with a degree, they are ‘work gypsies’ by choice and follow promising job opportunities to new cities where they set up home. It is the final step towards real independence- a life where they are their own chief wage earners as well as moral guardians.Severing the umbilical cord with their parental home is forcing EVES to come into their own as decision-makers. While the average working woman continues to consult parents or husband for big buys, they are the sole decision-makers even for traditionally male-domain purchases like cars and electronics. Most manage their own investments and are fairly savvy about different financial products. This comfort with money is a far cry from the average finance-shy woman. Having said this, many EVES tend to be living a footloose bachelor existence and spending on themselves comes more easily than saving for later.As EVES settle into life away from family, workplace relationships assume greater importance, and relationships with same-age peers in particular become more complex and intimate.India Consumer Trend 06-0745% of the monthly salary of the average woman between 21 and 25 is spent on eating out, buying clothes and on watching movies.13% of the supposedly finance-shy single working woman’s wallet is spent on financial services, only one per cent behind her male counterparts.On one hand, there is an underlying desire to outshine. But at another level, they are the source of companionship in a strange city and many EVES confess to carrying personal troubles to office. In fact, emotional dependence on friends is so high, that in an emergency it is often friends who are contacted even before local relatives.For most working women, family and friends are a strong support system. But EVES must combat the same stress by themselves and also handle the pressures of running an independent household, which translates into a higher need for entertainment and relaxation. This shows itself in high spends on food, music, movies and entertainment electronics. But at a deeper level, this also becomes a search for ‘fun’ in whatever they do; from places where they shop, to programmes they watch, to clothes they wear.Most EVES discard feminine mannerisms in favour of a more androgynous personality. This comes on one hand, from doing many ‘man’s jobs’-from changing flat tyres to changing gas cylinders-that come with staying alone. Equally, it grows out of the need to manage men, be it office colleagues or the local plumber. EVES learn to underplay vulnerabilities and project an assertive, genderneutral manner; some even pick up strong language to project a tough personality, while others cultivate traditionally male-domain interests like sports and automobiles.With no one to question them on anything from how late they come home, to who they hang out with, to what they are spending on, EVEs enjoy more freedom to extend the cultural permissions available to them. And while most wouldn’t carry this into things that go diametrically against their upbringing, many use this opportunity to experiment with new lifestyles. This can take the form of finding new hangouts and eateries, trying new cuisines or, even new hobbies and adventure sports. Often this becomes a quest for self-transformation, and many EVES experiment frequently with their looks and wardrobe after branching off on their own.For most EVES, this gypsy existence is a passing phase, to be relinquished one day in favour of the stability of marriage. But their brush with independence and financial empowerment leaves a taste of freedom, which may well become a trait of the working woman of tomorrow. The writer is Consumer Trends Director, Leo Burnett India.advertisementlast_img read more

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Corns and calluses

first_imgCorns and calluses form on the skin because of repeated pressure or friction. A corn is a small, tender area of thickened skin that occurs on the top or side of a toe. A callus is a rough, thickened area of skin that appears because of repeated irritation or pressure to an area of skin. Calluses usually develop on the palms of the hand and soles of the feet.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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