Women’s Soccer Battles Missouri State to Scoreless Draw


first_img Watch Live Next Game: Preview Drake continues its road trip at Illinois on Sunday afternoon. First kick with the Redbirds will be 2 p.m. and the match will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Following Sunday’s match, the Bulldogs will close the regular season against Loyola on Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex.  Print Friendly Version The Valley on ESPN3 Live Stats at Illinois State 10/22/2017 – 2 p.m.center_img SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University women’s soccer team battled Missouri State to a scoreless draw on Tuesday night in Missouri Valley Conference action at Allison South Stadium. Drake (11-3-2, 4-0-1 MVC) outshot Missouri State (6-9-1, 2-2-1 MVC), 23-12, including 11-7 shots on goal in its third match in seven days. The Bulldogs backline and senior goalkeeper Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa) recorded their sixth shutout this season. Morris finished with seven saves. Seniors Kasey Hurt (Ankeny, Iowa), Brooke Salisbury (Kearney, Mo.) and Ali Smith (Lenexa, Kan.) each recorded two shots on goal. Salisbury had one of her shots pushed by the MSU goalkeeper Lexi Palacio, into the crossbar and Smith just missed a header shot off a corner kick. Junior Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) had a game-highs seven shots, including two shots on goal. Full Schedule Roster “We didn’t do a good enough job in the first half of adjusting in the run of play of breaking down their backline,” said head coach Lindsey Horner. “We continued to make the same mistake over and over again. We were far better in the second half and overtime once we established some movement patterns and fixed our timing in the attack. I’m very proud of our players for playing three games in seven days, including two long road trips, and coming down here and getting a shutout on the road. A few months ago, we would have been very pleased with this road point, but what I love about our players is that they’re disappointed that we got shutout and left two points on the table. Haley made a great save tonight, and our back four were once again tremendous. At this point we need some rest and to fine tune our own game prior to Illinois State. We have to stay hungry and continue to strive for our best games as a team as we approach the end of our regular season.”last_img read more

49ers sign journeyman as swing tackle candidate to replace Coleman


first_imgSANTA CLARA — Sam Young, a 10th-year journeyman, might be the “next man up” for the 49ers this season if either of their starting offensive tackles gets hurt.Young, 32, signed a one-year deal Monday and filled the roster spot of Shon Coleman, this season’s projected swing tackle who instead went on injured reserve because of Sunday’s ankle surgery.Over Young’s career, he’s started 21 of 88 games played, including stints with the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars and, for …last_img read more

Coega keeps top empowerment status


first_img20 May 2015The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has again achieved broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) Level 1 status, for the second consecutive year.“The [corporation], as catalyst for socio-economic advancement, continues to demonstrate its commitment to transformation and black empowerment through this achievement,” Andile Ntloko, the head of its small, medium and micro enterprise (SMME) development unit, said yesterday.The Level 1 status is based on the 2014/15 financial year. The organisation underwent a full BBBEE audit by Beever, an accredited verification agency in East London. CDC was measured against the adjusted generic scorecard for companies with an annual turnover of more than R35-million. It got 100 points, with BBBEE procurement recognition of 135%.“We also qualify as a value adding supplier, which has additional benefits of increasing our clients’ BBBEE scorecard under [the] preferential procurement element by 168.75%,” said Nolubabalo Pandle, the CDC senior BEE analyst.It was measured on six BBBEE elements. Last year, the CDC became the first state- owned enterprise to achieve a BBBEE Level 1 contribution status. As an implementing agent for programme management and related services, this achievement positions the organisation as a preferred service provider and business partner.“We pride ourselves in continued contributions supporting the integration of black people and communities in economic activities. We further promote the procurement of goods and services from small, medium and micro enterprises, including black-owned and black women-owned enterprises who are also BBBEE compliant,” said Ntloko.Codes of Good PracticeAccording to the revised BBBEE Codes of Good Practice, SMMEs with an annual turnover below R10-million are granted an automatic Level 1 status if they are 100% black-owned. If they are more than 51% black-owned, they get a Level 2 BBBEE status. They also get automatic recognition as empowering suppliers. Large companies with annual turnover above R50-million will need to comply with five BBBEE elements.“We look forward with anticipation to the implementation of the amended BBBEE Codes of Good Practice. The revised codes pose both challenges and opportunities for us,” said Ntloko.“The organisation has started putting in place strategies to achieve targets in line with the proposed changes. The organisation will to continue implementing programmes to build the capacity of black-owned SMMEs and also ensure that they benefit from procurement opportunities presented by the CDC.”The organisation will also put in place sector specific programmes to benefit a wide range of SMMEs as part of its Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme.The CDC is the operator of the Coega Industrial Development Zone in Nelson Mandela Bay. Established in 1999, the CDC is wholly-owned by the South African government. Its Zone 2 is a fully registered customs control area. To date, the CDC has enabled the creation of over 62 142 jobs, with 28 operational investors, and has an investment portfolio of more than R151-billion. The CDC has also trained 71 445 people since inception.AmendmentsTrade and Industry Minister Rob Davies confirmed that the Amended Codes of Good Practice would come into effect on 1 May 2015. A notice was carried in the Government Gazette on 15 May, stating that all BBBEE verifications in respect of a financial year ending on or before 30 April 2015 could be conducted using the old Codes of Good Practice.All BBBEE verifications in respect of a financial year ending after 1 May 2015 must be conducted using the Amended Codes of Good Practice, with the exception of the Sector Codes. The transitional period for the alignment of Sector Codes was also extended to 30 October 2015.During the inaugural year of the Amended Codes of Good Practice, all valid BBBEE certificates issued under the old Codes of Good Practice, as well as the relevant Sector Codes, should remain valid and should be accepted and treated as conferring empowering supplier status, it was reported.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

ODNR approves more than $11 million for Ohio recreational projects


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently announced the grant recipients for the Clean Ohio Trails Fund, NatureWorks and Recreational Trails Program. ODNR has approved more than $11 million in funding to benefit local Ohio communities statewide.“These three grant programs allow ODNR to invest in Ohioans and improve the quality of life by encouraging people to spend time outdoors here in the Buckeye State,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “Whether that involves adding more trails, building shelters and playgrounds or improving restrooms, our focus is to keep moving forward with better facilities so Ohioans will have even more reasons to spend time outdoors.”Clean Ohio Trails FundODNR has approved $6.1 million in Clean Ohio Trails Fund grants in this 10th round of funding to be awarded through the program. ODNR has awarded 19 Clean Ohio Trails Fund grants for community projects that will build and maintain infrastructure allowing citizens to conveniently connect with nature. The projects will complete regional trail systems and links to statewide trails, link population centers with outdoor recreation areas and facilities, preserve natural corridors and connect urban areas to support commuter access.Administered by ODNR, the Clean Ohio Trails Fund is one of four components of the Clean Ohio Fund, which restores, protects and connects Ohio’s natural and urban places. Ohioans approved the establishment of the $400 million bond program in 2000. Grant recipients will provide a 25% local match for their projects.NatureWorksODNR has approved 98 NatureWorks state grants totaling nearly $4 million to help develop and improve public access for outdoor recreation facilities across Ohio. This 22nd round of the ODNR NatureWorks grant program will provide funding in 71 Ohio counties for community-based projects to create and renovate parks and outdoor recreation areas. The grants will support the acquisition of approximately 73 acres of green space and the development or improvement of 24 playgrounds, 16 park restrooms, 14 shelters/gazebos, 13 ballfields and play courts, 12 trails and five spray-splash pads and pool components.NatureWorks provides up to 75% reimbursement assistance to local government subdivisions (i.e., townships, villages, cities, counties, park districts, joint recreation districts and conservancy districts) for the acquisition, development and rehabilitation of recreational areas. The projects are funded through the Ohio Parks and Natural Resources Bond Issue, which was approved by Ohio voters in November 1993. Additional legislation authorized the creation of the NatureWorks Grant Program.Recreational Trails ProgramODNR announced that 14 recreational trails in Ohio have been selected to receive more than $1.56 million in federal funds through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). More than 200 local trail projects across Ohio have received more than $26.5 million in federal funds through ODNR since RTP began in 1993.ODNR administers federal RTP grants for the development and improvement of non-motorized and motorized trails. RTP is a reimbursement grant program that provides up to 80% of a project’s funding. This funding goes to projects that create and maintain trails and trail support facilities, improve access for people with disabilities and provide education about trail safety and the environment. Funding for RTP comes from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration via a portion of the federal motor fuel excise tax collected from non-highway recreational fuel use.To see which local Ohio communities will receive grant funding, go to realestate.ohiodnr.gov/outdoor-recreation-facility-grants.last_img read more

The Very First – First to Find


first_imgShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThe Geocaching Road Trip ‘15 Begins Friday!June 17, 2015In “15 Years”I FEEL sLOVEnia: Brand New Geocaching Country Souvenir for SloveniaNovember 16, 2015In “Community”2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn” Sometimes a find leads to thisLet’s set the scene. You’ve heard a few friends talk about this thing called “geocaching” and you fancy you might be pretty good at it. After all, you are fairly certain that your uncanny ability to locate lost car keys must mean that you have pirate’s blood coursing through your veins.With your handy-dandy smart phone in hand, you set off to find the nearest geocache. According to your GPS you are right on top of it – but wait! Where’s the X marks the spot? You search high and low. You are on the verge of giving up when you spot a rock that doesn’t quite look like a rock….and yes, you’ve found it!Finding a geocache feels kind of like this!Now rewind the clock to a time long, long ago – a time without smartphones, Facebook, or (gasp!) geocaching. Thirteen years ago today Mike Teague became the first person to find the first geocache (at the time called a “stash”). It’s an adventure shrouded in lore. The word “geocaching” hadn’t even been invented yet. You can read much more about Mike Teague and the history of geocaching here. But the sense of wonder the first geocacher felt, is the same sense of wonder that now ripples through six million more geocachers. Are you one of them?Share the story of your first geocaching find below in comments!last_img read more