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Creighton Edges Drake, 108-100, In Epic Four-Overtime Contest

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team matched program history by going into quadruple overtime in a 108-100 loss against Creighton on Sunday, Dec. 3 afternoon at the Knapp Center. It was just the second four-overtime contest in program history with the first taking place against UNI on Jan. 23, 1993 at home in a game won by Drake, 112-106. Down by six points with 4:22 to play in the fourth quarter, Drake had a much-needed defensive spark to close the quarter and paired it with a 6-0 run to force overtime at 71-71. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Creighton fired off with the first two points in the third overtime, but Bachrodt answered with a layup to tie the game at 86-86. A layup from Rhine and two points from Hittner sent the Bulldogs to the lead at 90-86. Later a jumper from Bachrodt with two seconds left and the shot clock expiring put the Bulldogs up 92-90. However, Creighton made two free throws after a foul call with 0.9 seconds left. Bachrodt had another desperation heave that rolled out as the game was sent to the fourth overtime. Next Game: Iowa Wesleyan 12/5/2017 – 11 AM In the fourth overtime, Creighton scored the first points with a three-pointer to take the lead 95-92. Hittner made one of two free throws to pull within two points, but the Bluejays ripped off six straight points to build a cushion they would never relinquish as the Bulldogs’ impressive 21 -game home court winning streak that started on Feb. 5, 2016 came to an end. Full Schedule Roster center_img On Sunday, Drake (4-4) was led in scoring for the third consecutive game by redshirt sophomore Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo) with 25 points. This is Rhine’s third game in a row scoring more than 20 points. Four other Bulldogs scored double-figure points as sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) had 18 points and two steals followed by 17 points from sophomore Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) and 16 from junior Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.). Redshirt junior Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) added a season-high 10 points and recorded her first double-double of the season with 10 rebounds. HTML Box Score In the first overtime, Creighton and Drake wrestled to take the lead. Rose and Rhine contributed with six free throws, collectively. With a layup from Rose in the final minute, the Bulldogs tied the Bluejays at 79-79 to force a second period of overtime, Jonas nearly won the game with a last second shot attempt that missed. In the second overtime, Rose contributed two free throws to take back the lead, 81-79. After a three-pointer from Creighton, the Bulldogs fired back with a layup from Bachrodt to tie once again, 84-84, with 49 seconds left. Later each team had chances to win it but each fell short as it went to a third extra period. With a three-pointer from Jonas to start the game, Creighton (4-3) fell behind in the first quarter after Drake scored the first 11 points. With 2:24 minutes left in the second quarter, Creighton briefly took the lead, 29-27. With two points from Jonas and five from Hittner, Drake fired back to lead 34-29 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Bluejays stormed back to lead by as many as nine points, helped by a 72.2 shooting clip, including knocking down six three-pointers. Story Links 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

Conte on Terry, Pedro and Oscar’s role, Southampton’s tactics and the latest injury news

first_imgChelsea boss Antonio Conte answered questions on a range of subjects at his pre-match media conference. Here’s some of what he had to say ahead of Sunday’s trip to Southampton.On Chelsea’s injuries“Cesc Fabregas is not available but Branislav Ivanovic has fully recovered. We have all the [other] players available. I have to take the best decision for the starting XI.”On the West Ham defeat“I think that we played a good game with a good intensity against a tough team, because West Ham played with the same players that play in the Premier League.“For me, we started very well. Then we conceded the goal which changed a bit the situation. I saw a good reaction from my players, a good spirit, because until the end we played to avoid losing the game.“We had different chances to score the goals, [and] we scored at the end. But I saw positive things and things that, sure, we can improve.“I saw a lot of things that can be useful for our future. For example, I saw Pedro as wing-back and Oscar in the two in midfield, and in the position like a striker.“I think I had a positive answer and I want to use this answer in the Premier League in the future. Now I have more solutions because I tested this.“We wanted to win and to continue in the cup but it didn’t happen. On Sunday we have another tough game and it’s important our head must stay concentrated for this game.”On whether his confidence in 3-4-3 was shaken by the defeat“It’s not a win or a defeat that can change my ideas or the confidence of the players. After two defeats against Arsenal and Liverpool, in the future must we never play with 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1, if it’s a problem with the system?“I think this is the right way for the players – it’s a good fit for the team, this system. I think we’ve found a good balance, and also we have a good offensive situation because in every game we have scored a goal.“For sure, we must continue to work on offensive situations, with the movement, and also in defensive situations because it’s different when you defend with the four and when you defend with three defenders.“I saw a lot of positive things [against West Ham] and I want to continue on this aspect. We are working very hard to improve.”On John Terry’s display“I don’t like to talk about individual players for their performance – we win together and we lose together in every circumstance.“John came back from injury and it’s not easy to start and find quickly the right shape but I’m satisfied for him and for the team.“John is an important player for us – if he plays, if he doesn’t play – for the changing room and his team-mates and for the club. I have always to take the best decision for the team and never for an individual player.”On the battle at the top of the table“This league is very difficult because every game anything can happen. You can win or lose, if you don’t stay focused and don’t prepare in the right way. For this reason it’s important to give continuity in the performance, to trust in the work.“Now, there are five teams very close but we shouldn’t look at the table. We must be concentrated, focused on the work on the pitch and to see game by game and step by step, because it’s too early to talk about the table or the race for the title.“It’s important to improve game by game and to continue to trust in the work. These are the most important things now, not the table.”On Southampton“Southampton are a very good team, very strong. I like [Claude] Puel because his team plays offensive football. In the last game they played very good against City, created many chances – also, I saw that they are more compact in defensive situations.“I saw that they attack with many players and sometimes they remain with three players in offensive situations when they are without the ball. We must pay great attention in this situation, but we are working on this aspect.“It’s important if you want to win to look at the details, and to prepare our team. It’s important to prepare your players.“They’re a very good team and I’m sure on Sunday they will be a good test for us after three good games [against Hull, Leicester and Manchester United]. But this team, this test, is different – you play away against a team in a good shape. For our ambitions, it’s very important.”On the crowd trouble at the London Stadium“When this situation happens it’s never good. It’s possible to ask why this type of situation [happened] in England. I always admired the atmosphere in the English league. It’s a pity and, like me, the players would prefer that situation didn’t happen.”Click here for the latest Chelsea transfer gossip See also:Southampton v Chelsea: five key battles Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Just-So Stories for the Birds

first_img(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Any evidence can be forced into an evolutionary story if your imagination is strong enough.Not WAIR again: Old Montana chukar hunter Ken Dial hasn’t reformed since we exposed his silly partridge family story 12 years ago (12/22/03). How could he? There’s no better alternative story if you’re a Darwinist. Most of his evolutionary comrades have problems with the tree-down (arboreal) or ground-up (cursorial) theories on the origin of flight, so his story (not theory) of wing-assisted incline running (WAIR; must have a scientific-sounding acronym) fills up a falsifying gap. His trainee Ashley Heers keeps the tradition going. Science Daily describes her latest science-y experiments with X-rays that observe, legitimately, that “young birds acquire a mature flight stroke early in their development, initially relying heavily on their legs and wings to work in tandem to power the strenuous movement.” How that supports evolution is quizzical, but she finds a way. Here’s Heers’s rationalization for looking busy:“The transition from ground-living dinosaurs to flight-capable birds is one of the major evolutionary transitions in vertebrate history, because flight is the most physically demanding form of locomotion,” said lead author Ashley Heers, a postdoctoral researcher in the American Museum of Natural History’s Division of Paleontology [so far so good]. “The kind of flight that we normally think of in living birds–for example, what you might see in a pigeon or a robin–involved a huge evolutionary overhaul of the animal’s basic body plan over time. And although scientists have been studying flight for more a century, there’s actually a surprising amount that we don’t know about how birds fly.“That deficiency could be solved quickly with a single viewing of Flight: The Genius of Birds. But since that knowledge doesn’t need Darwin, she plugs on, running her little baby chukars up the ramp against their will, hoping to channel the ghost of Haeckel’s dead recapitulation theory:“Baby birds anatomically look a lot like some of the dinosaur fossils that we see,” Heers said. “And so, by studying baby birds and looking at how they actually use these dinosaur-like anatomies, we can get a better sense of how these long-extinct animals might have been using their wings.”Dial keeps running this meme in the PLoS ONE paper as co-author. Note to science historians: Dial & Heers actually reference Haeckel favorably in an earlier paper on Current Biology. Taxpayers can thank the National Science Foundation for keeping these two storytellers employed and Haeckel undead.From lizard to gizzard: The Chinese found another bird skeleton in their exceptional fossil deposits. The report in Current Biology, however, is not particularly helpful to Darwin. This enantiornithine bird ate fish and produced gastric pellets like modern birds, who digest food with grinding rocks (gastroliths) in their gizzards, a process that involves storage of gastroliths, strong muscles to grind the food and push it on to the intestine, and the software to run all the equipment. It’s the earliest known evidence for gastric pellets in birds, and looks just like modern ones. For evolutionists, this means that 120 million years ago, “Two-chambered stomach and antiperistalsis were present in Early Cretaceous birds.”Darwin finch re-interpretation: Remember the 157 years of claims that Darwin’s finches represent a classic example of natural selection? New evidence published in PNAS is calling for a revision of the story that food availability caused beak sizes to change. The new paper says, “The shapes of bird beaks are highly controlled by nondietary factors.” Whoops; this implies that beak shape and skull size are not driven by food availability, but by other factors like genetic and developmental histories. How will this affect the iconic Darwin finch story?We show that beak and skull shapes in birds of prey (“raptors”) are strongly coupled and largely controlled by size. This relationship means that, rather than being able to respond independently to natural selection, beak shapes are highly constrained to evolve in a particular way. The main aspects of shape variation seem to correspond with specific genes active during development. Because raptors are not each other’s closest relatives, similar shape constraints may therefore have been present in the ancestors of all modern songbirds, including Darwin’s finches, the classic example of explosive evolution in birds. If this hypothesis is true, then such classic examples may be unusual, needing first to break a genetic lock before their beaks could evolve new shapes.The paper was edited by Neil “your inner fish” Shubin, famous for his discovery of Tiktaalik.The storytelling never ends, but the observations tell a different story. Have you watched Flight yet? You owe it to yourself to hear the non-evolutionary alternative for bird origins.last_img read more


first_imgDeveloping network literacy is a continuous process of, not only “becoming comfortable and proficient with tools to use in interactive online environments,” but also becoming knowledgeable about how to protect yourself and your online identify in an online environment.One of the most common methods that criminals use to steal users online identity is by getting the user to reveal personal details through a method called “phishing”. Phishing is defined as a “criminal mechanism employing both social engineering and technical subterfuge to steal consumers’ personal identity data and financial account credentials.” Criminals often use very realistic emails asking the user to reveal personal information such as passwords or financial information.Another form of phishing is called “spear phishing”. The difference between phishing and spear phishing is that spear phishing is sent to targeted individuals whereas phishing is sent to a mass of individuals. According to Forbes, spear phishing is an example of how John Podesta’s emails were hacked.  Criminals emailed Podesta from a spoofed webpage in which he was asked to change his password. After he clicked on the link, the criminals were able to access his emails with the stolen password. With the stolen password, criminals were able to use that password to connect to other social networks because the same password was used for his Twitter account.In order to stay vigilant against phishing and spear phishing follow these recommendations:Never use the same password for any accountNever go to a site by clicking on an email, instead type the url directly in the browser.Enable two factor authentication to prevent hackers from gaining access to a user credentials.Please continue the conversation by adding more recommendations to the list and in the near future we will summarize the list.Author: Terrence Wolfork (+Terrence Wolfork,@trwolfork )This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on November 3, 2016. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.last_img read more

Ajit Pawar seeks capital punishment for drug peddlers

first_imgNationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar on Friday demanded capital punishment for drug peddlers and urged the Maharashtra government to make a provision for this in the existing laws. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly during a debate raised through a calling attention notice, Mr. Pawar said foreign nationals involved in drug trafficking should be banned from entering the country. The calling attention notice was raised by Jitendra Awhad (NCP) and other members, who expressed concern over the rising drug consumption among the youth and demanded to know steps being taken by the government to curb it. Mr. Pawar said strict laws should be brought to nip the drug menace in the bud. In his reply, Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil admitted that the drug menace was on the rise in the State and said narcotics worth ₹1,000 crore had been seized last year.Mr. Patil said the quantum of punishment for different crimes in drug peddling has been increased from two years to 10 years and from 10 years to 20 years. Policemen in plain clothes keep round-the-clock vigil outside colleges. Special police teams have been set up to go after the drug peddlers and action would be taken against them, he said. The Minister said separate anti-narcotic cells have been put in place in Mumbai, Thane, Pune and Nagpur police commissionarates, while at the district level, such cells are in place in Aurgagabad, Nashik and Raigad districts. In the rest of the State, the crime branch handles the anti-narcotics department, Mr. Patil said, adding that so far this year, cases have been filed against 461 persons for possession of drugs and against 6,314 persons for consumption.last_img read more

PH’s Dumaan treks rough road to gold in pencak silat

first_imgDumaan, 21, needed to run off his excess weight for the tanding Class A 45-50 kilogram division but still had enough strength to defeat Indonesia’s Firman, 4-1, in the Southeast Asian Games final held at Bukit Kiara here.READ: Lesser-known sport gives life to struggling PH SEA Games bidFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingA newcomer in the SEA Games, the Roxas City-native was overweight by 4.4 pounds prior to the start of competition Sunday, according to pencak silat chief Princess Jacel Kiram.“He’s a very hardworking athlete with a lot of promise,” said Kiram of Dumaan, who won a bronze during the Asian Beach Games last year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports science boosts pencak silat team Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Dumaan was discovered from the national games, according to Kiram.“But he worked his way up the national team after impressive sparring with national team members,” she added.Mastafa Fitri Masjuri of Malaysia and Muhammad Ridhwan Selamat of Singapore took the bronze medals in the division.It was the first pencak silat gold medal scored by the Philippines in the SEA Games since 2005.Before Dumaan hit paydirt, Princesslyn Enopia, Rickrod Ortega and Jefferson Rhey Loon copped the bronzes in the women’s tanking Class A, men’s tanding Class C and Class D, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Dines Dumaan of the Philippines after winning the gold medal in the men’s tanding putra class A 45-50 kg division of the 29th Southeast Asian Games pencak silat competition Tuesday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Kuala Lumpur. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR —Dines Dumaan went through the wringer to give the Philippines a coveted gold in pencak silat Tuesday.And while it wasn’t enough to avert yet another failed bid by the country in the biennial meet, the gold was worth a celebration.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Almohaidib Abad and Cherry May Regalado were still in contention for golds in the men’s and women’s artistic divisions late Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more