Track & Field Begins 2019 At Nebraska

first_imgThe Bulldogs continue their season Jan. 25-26 in Iowa City, Iowa at the Black and Gold Premier Invite, hosted by The University of Iowa. Print Friendly Version Meet Schedule DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University track and field teams are set to kick off the 2019 portion of their indoor season this weekend at the Graduate Classic, hosted by the University of Nebraska at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Saturday Heat Sheets Story Links Live Results The Bulldogs will face competitors from 16 schools including Nebraska, Nebraska-Omaha, Nebraska Wesleyan, Nebraska-Kearney, Hays State and Northwestern Missouri State. The competition is set to begin Friday at 4 p.m. with field events and preliminary heats before resuming Saturday at noon.Under the direction of second-year head coach Mark Carroll, Drake opened its indoor season last month at the Jimmy Grant Open in Iowa City, where the Bulldogs won two events against Iowa, Iowa State, Illinois State, and UNI. Junior Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) won the 3000 meters, which helped lead the men’s team along with a win in the mile by Kevin Kelly (Kilcok, Ireland). Yeager led the way with a time of 8:32.15 in the 3000 meters. Lechleitner won the mile 4:09.99, with two more Bulldogs finishing in the top five. The women’s team had similar success in the 3,000 meters with Rachel Selva (Lenexa, Kan.) finishing third in 10:22.63 while Olivia Rogers (Centennial, Colo.) came in fifth.In the sprints, Kundai Maguranyanga (Glen Norah C, Zimbabwe) opened his season by taking second in the 300 meters in 33.52. Mariah Crawford (DeSoto, Texas) was fourth in the women’s section of the event.Lexie Chapman (Pekin, Ill.) made her Drake debut by finishing fourth in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 57-11 (17.65m). Friday Heat Sheets last_img read more

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QPR ‘will have to pay a big fee for Blackburn star’

first_imgQPR will have to pay a big fee for Blackburn Rovers winger Junior Hoilett, the Daily Mirror believe.Rangers are set to seal the signing of Hoilett after seeing off competition from Newcastle and German side Borussia Monchengladbach.It is claimed Rovers boss Steve Kean has warned that his club want at least £6m for Hoilett or Jamie Mackie in exchange.Hoilett is out of contract but, at 22, cannot move on a Bosman-style free transfer so unless Blackburn accept an offer a fee will be set by a tribunal.Mackie has recently been linked with a move to Ewood Park. QPR have insisted they are not looking to offload him.The Daily Mail say Chelsea have been told they must double their bid for Robert Lewandowski, who is apparently also wanted by Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United.Chelsea are understood to have made an initial offer to Borussia Dortmund of £13m rising to £17m for the Poland striker, who has two years left on his contract.The Independent report that Chelsea have signed 17-year old centre-back Emir Dautovic from Slovenia club Maribor in a £1m deal and are set to complete the signing of 15-year-old George Brady – nephew of West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady – from Cannes.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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First ships dock at Port of Ngqura

first_img13 October 2009The MSC Catania made history last week when it became the first commercial vessel to discharge its cargo at South Africa’s new deepwater Port of Ngqura, which forms part of the Coega industrial development zone outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape province.On Sunday 4 October, the MSC Catania loaded and off-loaded a total of 275 containers, at an average of 19 containers per hour.The second commercial vessel to call at Ngqura – the 275 metre long MSC Shanghai with a draft of 14.5m – entered the port on Tuesday 6 October to discharge cargo at Ngqura’s container terminal.“This was the first time the large vessel was able to call in Port Elizabeth, and it took advantage of the Port of Ngqura’s deep water capacity, with an entrance channel depth of 18 metres and a basin depth of 16 metres,” state logistics company Transnet said in a statement.The MSC Shanghai off-loaded 50 containers and loaded 101 containers, with an average 17 containers being handled per hour.Container traffic growthThe Port of Ngqura and its 60-hectare container terminal represents Transnet’s solution to South Africa’s long-time shortage of container capacity, resulting from the growth in container traffic worldwide.To date, Transnet has invested in excess of R10-billion to develop the state-of-the-art port and associated infrastructure. This will include a world-class two-berth container terminal – with a further two berths under construction – a two-berth multipurpose terminal, and a one-berth liquid bulk terminal.The Port of Ngqura’s advantage over other ports in Africa is that it is a deepwater port, with a depth of between 16 and 18 metres, allowing it to accommodate the new-generation container vessels.Making historyThe crane which lifted the first container off the first commercial vessel to discharge at Ngqura was operated by a female crane driver.Nozuko Caroline Ndevulana became a trailblazer when, seated at the controls of a Megamax ship-to-shore crane, she picked up the first container off the MSC Catania.“Caroline is a seasoned crane operator – in addition to STS cranes, she is also certified on rail-mounted gantries,” Transnet said.Ndevulana joined Transnet Port Terminals’ container terminal in Port Elizabeth in 2002 as an articulated vehicle driver before progressing to the ranks of operator on straddle carriers as well as cranes.“I am so proud to have been part of history in the making while also contributing towards the economy of the country,” she said.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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India’s golden shooting spree

first_imgOmkar, Vijay bag gold; Gagan and Imran join the party too It appears India’s record of 16 shooting gold at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games will obliterated soon. On Friday, Omkar Singh and Vijay Kumar clinched gold in 10m air pistol and 25m rapid fire pistol events respectively. This was Omkar’s third gold of the Delhi games; for Vijay, it was his second.Another gold came through the men’s 50m rifle 3 position pair of Gagan Narang and Imran Hassan Khan. In the men’s trap pairs, Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Mansher Singh combined to shoot an unprecedented 197 birds, only for Australia to pip them to the gold by one bird.Add to this a bronze won by Gurpreet Singh in rapid fire, and India’s tally after Day 4 of the nine- day shooting event stands at 10 gold, seven silver and a bronze.Narang, who is targeting six gold medals, won his third in as many events, thanks to an outstanding 397/ 400 in the prone round. He then shot identical 385s in the standing and kneeling rounds, while Khan shot 395, 381 and 382 to help India break the 16- year- old Games record of 2,300 points with 2,325.In the meantime, Vijay had broken his own record of 581 by shooting 583 in qualification for rapid fire. Gurpreet shot 569 to lie third, heading into the final. Vijay then shot an excellent 204.5 to beat his final record from Melbourne as well, setting 787.5 as the new benchmark.Despite one off- target shot, Malaysia’s Amir Hasan held on for silver, ahead of a surging Gurpreet.advertisementNavy’s Omkar equalled Samaresh Jung’s qualification record of 584 in 10m air pistol to be four points clear of Singapore’s Bin Gai and then shot 97.8 in the final to finish with three gold and a silver in his four events. Gurpreet finished fifth.There was disappointment for India in women’s trap pairs as they could only finish fifth. Australia won the gold, England got the silver and Canada took bronze.But the real battle of the day was in the men’s trap pairs where Australia’s Michael Diamond and Adam Vella, touted as the best trap team in the world, took on India’s vastly experienced Manavjit and Mansher.Mansher shot a brilliant 99 while Manavjit, who had shot 23 in his first round, went perfect over the next three series to finish with 98 and help India get to 197, a Games record.Vella also finished with 98, but two- time Olympic champion Diamond made it a perfect 100/ 100 to help Australia edge ahead.After the match, Mansher paid rich tribute to Diamond’s performance.”It had to be someone like Michael to beat us because nobody else in the world manages to do what he does regularly. This is what happens in shooting – you do so well and yet lose because somebody else has had a stellar day,” Mansher told Mail Today. The shooter, backed by the National Sports Development Fund, defended his teammate Manavjit, saying his was no mean score either.”Yes he did shoot 23 in the first round but then again, he shot 75 straight thereafter. It was a heavy load to carry and he did magnificently,” Mansher said.last_img read more

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Barcelona says Neymar staying, Dani Alves leaving

first_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENT Published on There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar June 03, 2016 Neymar is set to renew his contract with Barcelona, while Dani Alves is leaving after winning 23 titles in eight years with the Spanish champion.Barcelona director Robert Fernandez on Thursday put an end to speculation about Neymar’s possible departure, saying that the Brazil striker was close to signing a new and lengthy contract.“Neymar will stay,” Fernandez said. “He will reach an agreement with Barca and he will be here for a long time. The club will make it public when the extension is to be made.”There have been rumours about the star striker wanting to leave Spain, especially after recent problems with the country’s tax office.Media reports in Brazil said teams in England were ready to make huge offers for the 24-year-old player after his Barcelona contract ends in 2018.Neymar scored 31 goals in 48 games for Barcelona this season.‘A personal decision’As for Alves, Fernandez said that the player made a “personal decision” to leave and the club would respect it. The Brazil defender was reportedly close to a transfer to Italy’s Juventus, although the deal had not been made official.“Alves is a much loved player and his behaviour on and off the field has been fantastic,” Fernandez said. “But it is his decision and we have to respect that.”The outspoken Alves won 23 titles with the club since moving from Sevilla in 2008, becoming the foreign player with the second-most appearances as a Barcelona player.More changesThe club also said that the 20-year-old forward Sandro was leaving, while goalkeepers Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo will remain with the club for next season.Fernandez said there were ongoing negotiations about the future of Marc Bartra and Douglas, and the club was also in talks with Villarreal for the return of attacking midfielder Denis Suarez.The director said there had been no negotiations to sign Paris Saint-German defender Marquinhos, and admitted that the club was not able to reach a deal with Celta Vigo for Spain striker Manuel “Nolito” Agudo.Barcelona won its second straight Spanish league title this year, and its sixth in the last eight seasons. The club also won the Copa Del Rey, but failed in its attempt at the treble when it was eliminated by Atletico Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. There is an immediate impact when a star performer leaves: Footballer Neymar Dani Alves (file photo)   –  Reuters SHARE Dani Alves (file photo)   –  Reuters football Dani Alves (file photo)   –  Reuters 2/2 × 1/2 COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Ottawa developing Canadian definition of UNDRIP says Liberal minister

first_imgAPTN National NewsNatural Resources Minister Jim Carr said Thursday the Liberal government is in the process of developing a “Canadian definition” of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).However, Carr did not say how this Canadian definition would be implemented or whether it would be contained in possible legislation on UNDRIP and its application to federal laws.“I would say the government is in the process of providing a Canadian definition of the declaration,” said Carr, during testimony before the Commons Aboriginal affairs committee.Carr said the result of the process would be “comprehensive” and would provide greater clarity “of these definitions,” in reference to the UNDRIP principle of “free, prior and informed consent.”Carr’s appearance before the committee occurred hours after NDP MP Romeo Saganash introduced a private member’s bill in the House of Commons to harmonize Canada’s laws with UNDRIP.UNDRIP was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2007 and enshrined rights that “constitute the minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the Indigenous peoples of the world,” according to the document.While Saganash’s bill received an endorsement from Liberal MP Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett was non-committal about her government’s support for the proposed [email protected]@APTNNewslast_img read more

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Concerned about methylmercury at Muskrat Falls Eat less fish says Newfoundland Liberal

first_imgAPTN National News With people on hunger strikes and many more protesting the expected flooding of the Muskrat Falls reservoir in Labrador over concerns of toxic levels of methylmercury, a Liberal MP for St. John’s East says he has a solution to calm everyone’s fears.MP Nick Whalen said when flooding occurs and methylmercury (MeHg) levels rise with the water people should stop fishing.Whalen made that statement on Twitter responding to NDP Leader Earle McCurdy’s comments to media that the government needs to make it mandatory to clear vegetation and soil from the hydroelectric project.“That is ridiculous. Just measure MeHg levels, eat less fish while MeHg are too high, and compensate,” he tweeted on Sunday.APTN called Whalen’s Ottawa office for comment but a spokesperson said he wasn’t immediately available and hoped to return the call later Monday.But Whalen’s tweet, and subsequent comments made on Twitter were already making the rounds.Timmins-James Bay NDP MP Charlie Angus accused Whalen of mocking Indigenous people who have strongly opposed the project and future concerns over poisoning.“Liberal @nickwhelanmp mocks indigenous people facing mercury contamination #muskratfalls. Tells them to eat less fish. Nation2nation???,” he tweeted Sunday.The tweet also started a long conversation on Twitter about treaty rights and Aborginal rights.Clint Davis, vice-president of TD Bank’s Aboriginal business group,  wrote; “How do u compensate for loss of Aboriginal right to fish?”The planned flooding has spurred the #MakeMuskratRight movement.Innu and Inuit leaders occupy the offices of Nalcor, the Crown corporation spearheading the Muskrat Falls project 30 kilometres west of Happy Valley Goose Bay.Billy Gauthier, an Inuk artist is in his second week of a water-only hunger strike along with two others who are consuming only broth.At a rally attended by about 100 people on Sunday in Ottawa, all three said they were willing to die to ensure that the Muskrat Falls project does not harm their ability to live off the land now and in the future.On Friday, protesters ignored court ordered injunction of blocking the gates to the Muskrat Falls construction site and formed a blockade around it.Supporters of the project believe the lower Churchill River near Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador would free the province from volatile, oil-fired energy [email protected]last_img read more

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