Prior to the home finale, Drake honored its 2018 senior class of Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.), Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.), Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.), Ryan Merideth (East Moline, Ill.) and Alex Peterson (St. Cloud, Minn.) as well as student assistant coach Andrew Blalock. “A very competitive game against a very well-organized Missouri State team,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “While we would have liked to have gone on and won the game in the end it is a hard-earned point against a good team.” Next Game: Preview Drake managed to take just five shots with just two on goal. Ciszewski had a pair of shots, one on target while Enna had one shot on target. Watch Live DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s soccer team and Missouri State battled to a scoreless draw Saturday night in Missouri Valley Conference play at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Full Schedule Roster Live Stats ESPN3 Story Links Drake (6-5-3, 1-2-2 MVC) and Missouri State (8-1-5, 2-1-2 MVC) settled for the eighth draw in the all-time series between the longtime rivals, and the second consecutive draw after the same outcome in last season’s finale. Junior goalkeeper Jared Brown (Aurora, Ontario), the top keeper in the MVC, was sensational in goal, making 10 saves. Brown kept the league-leading scorer Josh Dolling, off the board as Dolling took seven shots with five on target. As a team, MSU outshot Drake, 14-5. “We want to thank all of our seniors (Paul, Steven, Nic, Alex, Ryan and Andrew) for their service and impact on our program,” Smith said. “They have been a joy to work with and will go to do great things!” PDF Box Score “Credit to Missouri State as they are always very disciplined with good numbers behind the ball,” Smith said. “This made it difficult for us to break them down in open play. Tonight, their pressing arrived a little quicker than than our support play and outlets which made it difficult for to break lines and play through the thirds of the field. We started the game well and tried to build patiently, but they made it tough as they showed a very high work rate and the surface wasn’t conducive for retaining possession for long phases. Overall, we were pleased with our applications as well as our defensive organization, but need to improve in our attacking in the middle to final third.” The Bulldogs close the regular season at Valparaiso next Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. A Drake win or tie secures a spot in the 2018 MVC Championship, Nov. 7-9-11 in Evansville, Ind., where the top six teams qualify. If Drake loses and Bradley defeats Evansville, the Purple Aces claim the final spot and the Bulldogs will be left out of the field. A loss by Bradley will also secure a spot for Drake. Evansville has the tiebreaker over Drake with its win Oc. 13. A win by Missouri State in its final match versus Central Arkansas would give the MSU Bears a share of the MVC title with Loyola. A win by UCA Bears would give them the title in their final season in the Valley. Loyola has completed its MVC slate of games. Print Friendly Version at Valparaiso 11/3/2018 – 7 p.m.
30 May 2013 South African private equity food and agribusiness fund Agri-Vie has invested R50-million in the Tanzanian Food Corporation (TFC) to develop the country’s beef industry to meet fast-growing consumer demand. “There is a growing demand for quality meat products thanks to a growing middle class, increased investment, increasing awareness of food safety and the growth and development of a number of sectors in the country,” Agri-Vie managing partner, Herman Marais, said in a statement on Wednesday. Agri-Vie was established by financial services group Sanlam Private Equity and investment firm SP-aktif to drive sustainable growth in sub-Saharan Africa’s food sector. Agri-Vie’s Africa investment fund looks to invest in projects with positive development impacts and good financial returns. Tanzania’s meat industry has significant potential nationally and regionally, according to Marais. “Agri-Vie’s injection of risk capital over the next few years, the importation of genetic material from neighbouring African countries, enhanced animal foods and beef sector know-how will see the company increase production and sales many-fold,” he said. “We are proud to join the local and international founding shareholders of TFC who have developed the venture to a stage ready for significant expansion.” The TFC operations area is primarily in the Iringa region of the southern Tanzanian highlands and forms part of the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania, which is a public-private investment initiative to drive agribusiness output. “The operation comprises of abattoir and processing facilities, a sales and distribution channel, an estate rearing beef cattle, in combination with a supply chain for a fattening herd of cattle and sheep and an arable farming operation focusing on maize and soya as a basis for animal feeds,” Marais said. “There is also significant scope for value added products, as some 700 metric tons of processed meat are currently imported into the country annually.” SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseHouse Bill 183 was recently introduced by state representatives Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) to create a tax credit program that would incentivize retiring farmers to sell or rent to beginning farmers in Ohio.“I am grateful for the opportunity to introduce this legislation with Rep. Patterson who will help bring the next generation of Ohio farmers into the agricultural industry and ease the financial burden for retiring farmers,” Manchester said in an April 10 press conference. “I’ve seen this scenario played out first hand in my own district where retiring farmers without family successors are looking for someone to take over their operation but face tough financial barriers when selling their land or assets. This program would incentivize retiring farmers to look to beginning farmers to take over their operations by decreasing their tax burden on selling or renting their land and assets. It would also set beginning farmers up for success by giving them the opportunity to farm and learn best practices through a financial management program.”The language in HR 183 is modeled after a similar 2018 program in Minnesota that has already encouraged 162 established farmers to sell or rent to beginning farmers for a total of $1.4 million in tax credits. Proponents are hoping the Ohio program will have similar success.“Established farmers and ag producers would receive a state income tax credit when they sell or rent agricultural assets like land, machinery, building facilities, or livestock to a beginning farmer. The credit is equivalent to 5% of the sale price, 10% of the cash rent or 15% for a cash share deal,” said Jenna Beadle, director of state policy for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. “Beginning farmers could also receive a tax credit up to $1,500 for taking a qualified financial management course but do not receive tax credits for buying land or other farm-related items. A beginning farmer is defined as an Ohio resident who has been farming for less than 10 years with a net worth of less than $800,000 and cannot be a relative of the established farmer.”Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Farmers Union and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association are supporting the bill. The program will likely have a proposed $10 million cap over 5 years, at which time the program can be renewed if it has been successful. The Ohio Department of Agriculture would determine the eligibility of candidates and the organizational framework for the program. The young farmer candidates must provide the majority of labor on the farm.“Farming is a very financially challenging occupation to get into,” Patterson said in the press conference. “The idea is to help our young people now and make this this transition into farming because it is our No. 1 industry in the state of Ohio. We recognize that and we celebrate opportunities for our young people to go into farming.”
Montalbo was all over Jerrick especially in the fourth, with the distance between the two were mere inches in several instances.“Hey Kib Montalbo, I don’t care, you better hope I don’t catch you outside bruh,” tweeted Ahanmisi.Montalbo, though, clarified that he did not mean any physical harm on Jerrick and he was just playing straight defense.Jerrick still managed to put up 17 points against Montalbo.“I meant no harm to his brother,” said Montalbo. “I just want to play basketball. I wanted to get to his head in a basketball manner and I mean no harm. He’s a great player and I respect him.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMaverick Ahanmisi wasn’t at Smart Araneta Coliseum when De La Salle scored a 82-75 win over Adamson in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.Yet he still managed to make his presence felt.ADVERTISEMENT Ahanmisi, the older brother of Soaring Falcon Jerrick, used Twitter to lambast the game’s officiating that awarded La Salle 39 free throws attempts against Adamson’s five.“I’m all for fair play, but I’m not going to watch this game if the UAAP refs are getting paid by La Salle,” posted Ahanmisi on Twitter. “It’s a joke for real, major run with the refs #ismellsomethingcooking.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Hey La Salle, I hope you guys are treating the refs to a good ass dinner after the game cause they definitely fed y’all tonight.”Ahanmisi also called out La Salle guard Kib Montalbo on the latter’s stingy defense on his brother. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion MOST READ View comments Gilas confident of chances vs Japan, Taiwan LATEST STORIES Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Montalbo added that he’s “not a bully” and that he reminded Jerrick he’ll be clamping down on him throughout the game.“I told him it’s the Final Four and I’m going to be up on him all night. I asked him if he’s up to it and he said it was okay,” said Montalbo.
Touch Football will be one of the sports included in the Games, hosted by the Whitsunday Touch Association from Friday, 22 June until Sunday, 24 June 2012. Whitsunday Sports Park, Airlie Beach will be the venue for the event, with three divisions on offer – Over 30’s Men’s, Over 40’s Men’s and Mixed (Over 35’s Men’s and over 30’s Women’s). For further information and to find out how to nominate, please visit the North Queensland Touch website:http://www.northqldtouch.com.au/posts/2012-north-queensland-games-17.php
Forget Ronaldo! Liverpool keeper Alisson biggest Messi nemesisby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has played down his great success against Barcelona.Alisson was voted goalkeeper of the year at the Best FIFA awards last month having helped Liverpool win the Champions League and Brazil the Copa America during the summer.On both occasions, the Reds shot-stopper came up against Messi in the semi-finals, facing Barcelona and Argentina. Alisson was also part of the Roma team that eliminated Barcelona from the Champions League the previous campaign.He told Mundo Deportivo: “The truth is that Messi played very well in the first leg in Barcelona (against Liverpool) and scored two goals, but in the return I managed to stop him in some important moments.”Messi is one of the best players in football history, but I don’t think only of duels with him. Both Barcelona and Argentina are two very good teams that have high quality players.”Luckily, in the last three matches I have been able to overcome him, but the merits are of the whole team: Roma, Liverpool and Brazil.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoomImage Courtesy: North Sea Port Turkish logistics company Ekol Logistics and Belgian freight forwarder Transuniverse Forwarding have decided to construct a 40-hectare multimodal site at Kluizendok in Ghent, part of the Dutch-Belgian North Sea Port.North Sea Port and the two companies have recently signed a letter of intent to develop the new site.As informed, the new site will include a 10-hectare roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) terminal, a 10-hectare cross-docking platform and a 20-hectare rail terminal.As the containers and trailers heading for the United Kingdom will be moved by ship, Ekol Logistics and Transuniverse are building a RoRo terminal building at Kluizendok.“This terminal will be operated by a third party. Negotiations are already underway,” Frank Adins, Chairman of Transuniverse Forwarding Group, said. “The growth opportunities for cargo transshipment between Ghent and the United Kingdom are considerable. Brexit is expected to cause major congestion in the Channel ports. This will create opportunities to organise transport by ship to more northerly ports in the United Kingdom, in conjunction with rail connections to and from the European hinterland.”The planned developments are said to be in line with North Sea Port’s objectives since the port aims to further develop Kluizendok as a multimodal logistics hub in Europe.Transuniverse Forwarding expects to significantly increase its capacity by building an intermodal hub for goods flows between the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Northwest Europe. The company currently operates a so-called cross-dock center in Ghent for its groupage shipments to and from the whole of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.Thanks to the new facilities at Kluizendok, the company would be able to double these activities within five years.Related:North Sea Port: We Are Ready to Invest in Hydrogen as Fuel
Heading into the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, England was not the sexy choice. The Lionesses were undefeated in World Cup qualifiers, outscoring their opponents 52-1, but few insiders expected them to challenge the game’s giants: Germany, the United States and Japan.Then came the victory over Norway in the Round of 16 and the upset of host Canada in the quarterfinals. England still only has a 10 percent chance of winning the tournament, according to our Women’s World Cup forecasting model, but its chances nearly doubled after the Norway win and then more than doubled after the victory over Canada. The squad, which features no recognizable stars and has not won a match in this tournament by more than one goal, now finds itself on the brink of history.England has never made it this far in a Women’s World Cup, and this is the furthest any English team, men or women, has come in a World Cup since 1990. Tonight, the squad, led by coach Mark Sampson, will take the field in Edmonton against defending champions Japan for a spot in the final against the U.S., which upset Germany 2-0 in its semifinal match Tuesday night.Japan is favored to win the game 61 percent to England’s 39 percent, according to our model. Its chances of winning the tournament are 20 percent — double England’s but still a far cry from the U.S.’s 70 percent.Japan has quietly arrived at this stage of this competition. The team played its most complete game of the tournament in its 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in the Round of 16 and labored to a 1-0 win over Australia in the quarterfinals. Japan’s attack remains the game’s best; its tiki-taka passing style in the midfield is a beauty to watch for spectators and baffling for defenses. The midfield, led by 36-year-old former captain and 2011 World Cup hero Homare Sawa and star Nahomi Kawasumi, has dominated possession in every one of the team’s matches but has failed to convert that dominance into goals. Japan has averaged just 1.4 goals per game in the tournament, and England’s stingy defense will need that run to continue if it’s to have a chance.The Lionesses’ leading scorers in the tournament are two defenders, Karen Carney and Lucy Bronze. England’s lack of offensive firepower and struggles in the final third could prove decisive against what is a small, but well-organized Japanese backline. With both Carney and Bronze likely to have their hands full with Japan’s speedy attackers, they will have fewer chances to direct counterattacks as they did against Canada. As a result, outside of set pieces, they are unlikely to impose themselves on offense.If Japan can do a better job converting its chances, it should win this game, maybe even comfortably. But, then again, in this tournament, nothing has been comfortable for the big teams.
Given the way the championship’s scheduling works, Carlsen will play with the white pieces — and its first-move advantage — for the next two games. It will prove a critical gauntlet for Caruana’s title hopes. Here’s a visualization of how things have gone, and we’ll keep the chart below updated throughout the match. This is a rare move in this position at the game’s highest levels, and it’s an aggressive one — one often reserved for speed-chess games, rather than the lengthy, classically timed games of a world championship. Carlsen had faced this move with the black pieces only once before, according to ChessBase — in a 2005 game against the Dutch grandmaster Daniël Stellwagen, when Carlsen was just 14. (That game ended in a draw.) Given Carlsen’s prodigious memory for positions, it would be no surprise if he remembered that game well. And he claimed not to be troubled.“To be honest, I was pretty happy about the opening,” Carlsen said after the game.Lichess’s analysis tool calls that sixth move the “Sicilian Defence: Nyezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack, Gurgenidze Variation.” Gurgenidze was the Georgian grandmaster Bukhuti Gurgenidze, and “one of the most original and striking players of the Soviet era,” wrote ChessBase upon his death in 2008. The early part of Thursday’s game was striking, too. Grandmasters called it the sharpest opening they’d seen in world championship history.Generically, this sort of move, a pawn to b4, is called a wing gambit, and it can be ventured in a few different openings. White sacrifices a pawn to potentially gain an advantage in the center of the board and in the mobilization of his pieces — the claiming of territory and the arming of his troops. Indeed, it was perhaps the first time in the match that the player with the white pieces had been able to sustain anything one might be able to call an attacking advantage.Yet Carlsen was able to parry the threats. He appeared calm throughout the game, occasionally throwing one arm over the back of his chair, ever so suave in his gray suit.By Caruana’s 19th move, he was perhaps regretting that his brief advantage had fizzled. And indeed it had. He spent nearly 32 minutes on that move, head often in both of his hands, pondering the board. Carlsen and Caruana agreed to a draw after 34 moves and just over 3 hours, in the position below. The match now sits level, 2.5-2.5. 87654321abcdefgh Game 5 of the World Chess Championship began under a cloud. Not a literal cloud, though there were those in London, too. Rather it was the lingering hubbub of a published and deleted video. Since that video was released, a prominent chess writer resigned and, oddly, the event’s organizing body announced that it had hired a security firm that was ready to sweep for illicit electronic devices and deploy polygraphs on the players if necessary. Was the latter related to the video? To some other bit of intrigue yet to fully emerge? Or just because chess’s governing body is, how do you say, filled with plenty of intrigue of its own?I have no answers for you. But I do have some chess to relay. To catch you up if you’re just joining us: Magnus Carlsen of Norway is seeking his fourth world title. His challenger Fabiano Caruana of the U.S. is trying to become the first American world champion since Bobby Fischer in 1972. The pair began the day’s game tied 2-2 in the best-of-12 title match.1Wins are worth 1 point, draws 0.5 and losses 0. It didn’t end much differently.The two grandmasters started Thursday’s game with the Rossolimo variation of the Sicilian Defence — the third time they’ve opened with that sequence of moves in the match’s five encounters. But then came a lightning bolt that briefly illuminated the match. It was known as “6. b4!?”Caruana’s sixth move — his white pawn to b4 — electrified the encounter. This is what the board looked like after it struck.
(PhysOrg.com) — China tested a 500 kilometers per hour (311 mph) train over the weekend. Government officials call the record-breaking speedster a “useful reference” for China’s current high speed railway operations. The test train’s speed, according to a Monday report in China Daily, exceeds the world speed record of 300 kilometers per hour held by the Beijing Shanghai High Speed Railway. China’s latest high-speed train has a maximum tractive power of 22,800 kilowatts, compared with the 9,600 kilowatts for China Railways High-Speed (CRH) trains in service on the Beijing-Shanghai High Speed line. China denies safety lax on high-speed rail link Explore further © 2011 PhysOrg.com The train tested over the weekend is made of plastic materials reinforced with carbon fiber.The design concept is inspired by China’s ancient swords. The train’s designer and manufacturer is Sifang Locomotive, a subsidiary of China’s largest rail-vehicle maker, CSR Corp Ltd., based in Qingdao in eastern Shandong province. Last year, Technology Review carried details of the WuGuang line trains, variants of Japan’s Shinkansen and Germany’s InterCity Express high-speed trains. That line clocked impressive speeds. A rail expert at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark at the time noted that high-speed rail technology implemented in China was not entirely different from the world’s TGV, ICE, and Shinkansen systems. What was notable about China’s high-speed lines was that the system was designed from the ground up for very high-speed operation over hundreds of kilometers. China has the largest network of bullet-train track in the world. The push for a massive buildout began in 2006 and continues, with the help of government stimulus funds. Miles of line are planned to the tune of billions to accommodate a future vision of over 16,000 kilometers of dedicated high-speed rail lines connecting all of China’s major cities by 2020. China’s engineering triumphs, however, have been hindered by troubles, highly publicized in the world press. The Chinese Railways Ministry Chief, Liu Zhijun, in charge of the construction of the high-speed railway massive network, was arrested for corruption. Then came reports that corruption had sacrificed safety concerns in a haste to roll out the high-speed rails. There were stories of substandard materials used to cut costs. The New York Times reported that the concrete bases for the tracks were made with insufficient hardening agents. The tracks could possibly warp, according to the report. Safety concerns, however, seem to be top of mind in the government after the July incident where 40 people died when two bullet trains crashed into each other in Zhejiang province.Officials felt it necessary to lower operating speeds on its bullet trains whereas trains with top speeds of 350 kh would be lowered to 300 kilometers peer hour, and trains designed for 250 would instead run at 200 kilometers per hour.Similarly, Chinese officials in the latest announcement are careful to point out that future Chinese trains will not necessarily run at such high speeds as that demonstrated in the newly tested superfast train. The CSR chair Zhao Xiaogang told the Beijing Morning News that “We aim to ensure the safety of train operations.” Citation: China tests 500 kilometers per hour train (2011, December 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-china-kilometers-hour.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.