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Live Streaming Of Tennis Matches To Debut This Weekend

first_imgIn addition to showcasing the Bulldogs in competition, the systems provide coaches the ability to record practice sessions and provide greater personal instruction to student-athletes through video technology. Live Streaming Story Links AVI Systems, Inc. created the custom engineered solution that was fully funded through the generosity of private donations and a USTA Collegiate Court Technology Grant. The six, cutting-edge HD ROVOCAMS will provide crystal-clear footage of the Bulldogs’ on-court successes during all indoor matches in real time via YouTube Live. “Live streaming matches has been a long-time dream of the program, and I thank our very passionate supporters for making that dream a reality,” said Drake men’s tennis head coach Davidson Kozlowski. “A special ‘thank you’ to Kirk Schuler, Aaron Forsberg and Paul Curtis for the critical role they played in bringing live streaming to Drake tennis. Some of our fans and parents of our international student-athletes now have the opportunity to cheer on the Bulldogs from every corner of the world. This technology is an exciting enhancement for our program as we begin the season with five seniors representing the Bulldogs on the court.” Drake’s women’s team begins its season this weekend in Arizona with matches against Grand Canyon University and Arizona State. The team was tabbed third in the recent Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll and will make its home debut Jan. 26 against Creighton at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Drake University tennis fans across the world now have the opportunity to watch and cheer on the Bulldogs during home matches this season thanks to a state-of-the-art video streaming system installed on all six courts at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The men’s team was the unanimous preseason favorite to repeat as Summit League champions with a veteran roster that features five seniors. The system makes its debut this weekend when the men’s team hosts four matches at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center beginning with an 11 a.m. match Saturday morning against Northern Illinois followed by a 6 p.m. contest against Tennessee Tech. Action resumes Sunday at 10 a.m. against Purdue and 6 p.m. in a Summit League match against Illinois State. “This will have a large impact with future recruiting,” said Drake women’s tennis head coach Mai-Ly Tran. “Our alumni, parents and fans will be able to watch matches from anywhere – which is particularly exciting for our international and out-of-state student-athletes.  This technology will equip us with superior tools for match and player analysis, and I do not doubt that we will see an immediate positive impact on the program.”last_img read more

Struggling farmers may suffer in GLAS underspend – McConalogue

first_imgPOLITICS: Fianna Fáil Agriculture Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has said that he is shocked at the likely €377m underspend in GLAS payments. According to new figures received by Deputy McConalogue, only €11.5m was spent on GLAS in 2015, with the average annual payment to date of €4,600.Deputy McConalogue commented, “GLAS is a key agri-environmental scheme, which replaced REPS and AEOS, and it has been allocated a budget of €1.45bn over this RDP window to 2020. However, according to the latest data released to me from the Minister, the scheme is falling well behind target. “Fine Gael announced this scheme to much fanfare back in 2015, committing to an annual allocation of €250m, when fully subscribed. Despite this commitment, a mere €11.5m was spent in 2015 and only €142m has been earmarked for next year. Take up has been sluggish, with 38,000 out of a projected 50,000 farmers taking part.“Even in a best case scenario, if 50,000 farmers sign up to GLAS for 2017, with an average yearly payment of €4,600, there will still be an annual underspend of €20m. Furthermore, Minister Creed allocated €241.7m for agri-environmental schemes in 2017 in the recent Budget, but failed to disclose how much of this will be allocated to GLAS.“I have serious concerns that round 3 of GLAS has still not opened and interested farmers are being penalised because of an IT glitch. This is simply not good enough.“Farming families in rural Ireland are being burdened by increased financial burdens, the negative impact of a BREXIT, price volatility across sectors, stagnant prices for their produce as rural communities struggle to make ends meet. “The Minister and the Government must ensure that this underspend will not result in farmers losing out on these essential funds. The full allocation under the scheme must be used within the current RDP window to 2020,” the Deputy stated.Struggling farmers may suffer in GLAS underspend – McConalogue was last modified: October 27th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A’s can’t get going against Blue Jays, Brooks struggles on mound

first_imgOAKLAND — The Athletics don’t have the Toronto Blue Jays to kick around anymore.After winning all seven games from Toronto a year ago en route to 97 wins, the Athletics were handcuffed by starter Marcus Stroman and had one bad inning from their starter Aaron Brooks in a 5-1 loss at the Coliseum Friday night before a crowd of 15,128.All the good vibes from a press conference earlier in the day to proudly announce a two-year contract extension for designated hitter Khris Davis had faded away by …last_img read more

Pope to Church Leaders: Blog, Already

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts jolie odellcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web Today, Pope Benedict XVI announced that priests and church leaders should be actively using digital tools, including the social web, to communicate with laypersons, particularly young people.The occasion was the 44th annual World Communications Day, traditionally a time for the Vatican to project an annual message from the church to its people and the rest of the world. This year’s message stood in sharp contrast to the missive he delivered in 2009, when the Holy See stated that mass media – including online information sources – acted as a “poison” that numbed morality and sensitivity. “‘It recounts, repeats and amplifies evil,” he said, “making us accustomed to horrendous acts, desensitizing us and, in some ways, poisoning us.” So, why the about-face?Today, the pope’s message proclaimed that “priests can rightly be expected to be present in the world of digital communications as faithful witnesses to the Gospel” through means such as “images, videos, animated features, blogs [and] websites.”In contrast to the popular conceptions of church leaders and religious figures as being out of touch, the Holy Father urged priests to express their message not as a relic or a theory but as something “concrete, present and engaging…“Consecrated men and women working in the media have a special responsibility for opening the door to new forms of encounter, maintaining the quality of human interaction, and showing concern for individuals and their genuine spiritual needs.”In essence, the Catholic Church is beginning to sound like some of the clients of digital ad agencies during and after the dot-com boom. While we wouldn’t dare condense the Pope’s message down to “we gotta get us some of that-there Internet,” we do feel that this call to online action is a bit late and a bit out of step with last year’s World Communications Day message.In 2009, Pope Benedict gave an address on new technologies that seemed like a two-sided coin where the Web was concerned.While applauding the ability of “so-called cyberspace” to foster dialog between diverse and geographically distant people, the Pope continued to say that the social web trivialized the concept of friendship and might contain words and images that “are degrading of human beings, that promote hatred and intolerance, that debase the goodness and intimacy of human sexuality or that exploit the weak and vulnerable.”None of these notes were present in this year’s message, which called for a strong pastoral presence online and positioned the social Web as a tool of the ministry rather than a dangerous frontier of questionable content from which to protect laypersons.What do you think: Should the Church be more visible online? How does the Holy See’s position effect priests and other church leaders on the ground, many of whom have taken to the Web already to enhance their outreach and ministry? And why do you think the Pope’s message is so encouraging about using the Internet as opposed to last year’s cautionary tale? Let us know your opinions in the comments.last_img read more

Bihar Srijan scam: CBI registers four more cases

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation has registered four more cases against the office-bearers of Bihar-based Srijan Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti, officials of the Bank of Baroda and Indian Bank and others for alleged embezzlement of government funds.The first ‘Srijan scam’ case is against Srijan president Shubhlaxmi Prasad and nine other officr-bearers of the organisation.The CBI has arraigned the then senior Bank of Baroda (Bhagalpur) branch manager, its cashier, then District Welfare Officer Arun Kumar, Srijan’s cashier, its other employees and others in the second FIR.The then and current manager of Bank of Baroda’s Bhagalpur branch, then branch manager of Indian Bank and all office-bearers of Srijan have been made accused in the third case.In the fourth case, the CBI has named the then Land Acquisition Officer of Bihar’s Banka, all office-bearers of Srijan and the then branch managers of the Indian Bank and the Bank to Baroda.The cases have been registered on a reference from the Bihar government, after the RJD targeted its former ally JD(U) and the BJP over the scam.It is alleged that Srijan, which was into imparting vocational training to women, diverted government funds to its accounts between 2004 and 2013, in connivance with bank and State government officials. The amount involved is said to be over ₹800 crore.last_img read more

Prohibitory orders in parts of Jaipur

first_imgProhibitory orders were imposed in 15 police station areas here on Wednesday after violence and communal tension gripped some parts of the city for the third consecutive day, affecting the law and order situation since Sunday. A confrontation between kanwariyas and local residents had erupted during the Id-ul-Azha festivities earlier this week.25 injuredMobile internet services were suspended till Wednesday night and additional police force was deployed in the areas where tension was prevailing in view of Independence Day and the Raksha Bandhan festival. About 25 people, including seven policemen, were injured in the stone-pelting incidents and more than 50 vehicles were damaged.Police said 15 people had been arrested after registration of five separate cases in connection with the violence during the last three days and some more would be nabbed shortly. Cases were also registered for obstructing public servants from discharge of their duties, thrashing policemen and blocking the national highway.Several persons who spread rumours through social media have also been identified. After the violence broke out on Sunday night, police resorted to tear-gas shelling to prevent the situation from going out of control, as the groups of people fought on the roads.The 15 police station areas where prohibitory orders under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code have been imposed with the ban on the assembly of four or more persons are Galta Gate, Brahmapuri, Subhash Chowk, Ramganj, Manak Chowk, Bhatta Basti, Shastri Nagar, Kotwali, Sanjay Circle, Transport Nagar, Lal Kothi, Adarsh Nagar, Moti Dungri, Nahargarh and Jawahar Nagar.last_img read more

CBI seeks sanction to prosecute three sitting Trinamool MPs

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation has approached the office of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla for sanction to prosecute three sitting Trinamool Congress MPs and one former parliamentarian in the Narada sting operation case, said the agency on Thursday.A CBI official said the approval has been sought with respect to MPs Saugata Roy, Kakoli Ghosh and Prasun Banerjee, besides former MP Suvendu Adhikari. Mr. Adhikari is currently the Transport Minister in the State government.Mr. Roy, 73, is an MP from Dum Dum, while Mr. Ghosh, 59, represents the Barasat constituency. Mr. Banerjee, 64, is an MP from Howrah.The agency has been recording statements of witnesses and accused persons in the case, which was registered following a High Court directive in March 2017 to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the allegations. In all, 12 political leaders and an IPS officer were named.The case pertains to a sting operation alleging showing politicians and bureaucrats accepting money from a journalist posing as a representative of a Chennai-based company. In its FIR, the CBI has alleged that sting operation shows Mr. Roy, Mr. Ghosh and Mr. Adhikari accepting ₹5 lakh each from the person posing as representative while Mr. Banerjee could be seen receiving ₹4 lakh for helping in a business venture.On Wednesday, the CBI had examined TMC MP K.D. Singh and Mathew Samuel, editor of Narada News. The agency is preparing to file a chargesheet in the case soon. The maximum sentence for the crimes ranges from five to seven years of imprisonment. (With PTI inputs)last_img read more

No. 4 Duke holds on to beat Wake Forest

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Barrett scored 28 points and Duke held on to beat the Demon Deacons 71-70 on Tuesday night after Chaundee Brown’s jumper rimmed out at the buzzer.“When they got the last shot, we were just wishing for it to fall out,” Jones said. “They’d been getting a lot of rolls, so I feel like we had to get one as well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJones added 13 points for a sluggish Duke team missing Williamson for a fourth straight game with a sprained right knee. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said he hopes Williamson will be healthy enough to play in next week’s ACC Tournament.The Blue Devils (26-4, 14-3) overcame 41-percent shooting and a 16-for-26 showing from the free-throw line to win their 10th straight in the in-state series. Duke’s RJ Barrett (5) and Tre Jones react with Alex O’Connell, left, following a play against Wake Forest during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Duke won 71-70. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)DURHAM, N.C. — No. 4 Duke again didn’t have Zion Williamson. The Blue Devils also didn’t have their best version of Cameron Reddish — and for a few uneasy minutes also were without Tre Jones.The Blue Devils did have RJ Barrett, and that — plus a fortunate bounce on the final shot — was just enough to beat Wake Forest.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Williamson’s absence, coupled with a rough game from No. 3 option Reddish — who missed his first six shots and was called for charging three times — left Barrett as essentially a one-man show for Duke. He was 11 of 23 from the field but was just 6 of 14 from the foul line.The Blue Devils — 26-point favorites — trailed by 10 with 16 minutes remaining and never led by more than three until the final three minutes.“I know RJ’s beating himself up” for his free-throw shooting, Krzyzewski said, “but he played a great game, and without him, forget it. Forget it. … We had a hard time scoring, and he missed free throws, but he made the biggest bucket of the game … and if we’re in a similar situation, we’ll do the same thing.”Brown had 21 points and 10 rebounds, and he pulled Wake Forest (11-18, 4-13) within 69-68 by hitting two free throws with 43.9 seconds left. Duke bled the shot clock before the left-handed Barrett hit a right-handed jumper in the lane to put the Blue Devils up by three with 17.3 seconds remaining.Brandon Childress hit a layup with 7.4 seconds left, and Wake Forest had one last chance after Duke turned it over while trying to inbound the ball. Childress missed a 3-pointer with about two seconds left and the rebound went to Brown, whose short jumper spun around the back of the iron before falling out at the horn.ADVERTISEMENT P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed “We gave ourselves a chance,” coach Danny Manning said. “We just came up short in terms of not making shots. … We just didn’t do enough to win.”BIG PICTUREWake Forest: This one will sting for the Demon Deacons, who have struggled throughout Manning’s fifth season while losing nine games by 20 or more points. On paper, it looked like it would be No. 10. But Wake Forest responded with arguably its best game of the season — yet still wound up a spin or two of the ball from earning its first victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium since Tim Duncan’s senior year in 1997.Duke: There weren’t many encouraging things in this one from the Blue Devils, who once again stumbled early against a lower-division ACC team. But unlike the Georgia Tech and Boston College games — in which they fell behind at halftime before pulling away for convincing victories — they could never shake the pesky Demon Deacons.ZION WATCHKrzyzewski said Williamson did “some basketball stuff” Tuesday afternoon and is gaining confidence, but he doesn’t think his star freshman will be back for the regular-season finale at No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday night. Coach K said he’d “be surprised if he wasn’t ready by the ACC Tournament.” Williamson has been out since he was hurt in the opening minute of the loss to the Tar Heels on Feb. 21.INJURY REPORTJones spent a few minutes in the locker room after he bumped knees with a Wake Forest player while he was fouled with about seven minutes remaining. He spent a timeout receiving treatment from the team’s medical staff, limped onto the court to hit two free throws and then hobbled back to the bench and eventually the locker room. Seconds after he returned to the bench, Alex O’Connell hit a 3-pointer to give Duke the lead for good.SPECIAL GUESTRetiring Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade sat behind the scorer’s table, and a video played on the scoreboard during a timeout featured Krzyzewski thanking the 13-time All-Star for helping the U.S. national team win gold medals in 2004 and ’08. Topping off the tribute, the Cameron Crazies unsuccessfully chanted for Wade to join them in the student section. UP NEXTWake Forest: Plays host to No. 14 Florida State on Saturday.Duke: Visits No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday night. View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Celtics run away from Warriors for 128-95 winlast_img read more

Boxing: Money Team Boxer Devin Haney is dating Blac Chyna

first_imgAdvertisementAmerican model and entrepreneur, Blac Chyna is reportedly dating a 19-year-old boxer – Devin Haney – belonging to Floyd Mayweather’s boxing club, The Money Team. Not only that, according to Black Sports Online, she’s even letting him drive the Ferrari her ex and baby daddy, Rob Kardashian bought her, and he [Rob] isn’t very happy about it.In an Instagram post, she revealed a picture of a man posing with a white Lamborghini and a caption reading “Hi babe,” accompanied by a trophy emoji the handle @realdevinhaney, who is an undefeated prospect fighting out of The Mayweather Gym.After Being Cheated on By Her Teenage Rapper Ex-BF, Blac Chyna is Now Dating a 19-Year-Old MONEY TEAM Boxer & Letting Him Drive The Ferrari Rob Kardashian Bought Her (Photos)— Robert Littal (@BSO) July 1, 2018While neither have publicly confirmed that they’re actually in a relationship, it looks like they’re at least giving hints on social media.BC split with Almighty Jay after he claimed she was “too clingy.” She also reportedly expressed interest in starting a family with him, which he says “scared the hell out of him.”Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgSunil was named as the vice-captain of the team for last Sunil was named as the vice-captain of the team for last months Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, where India finished runners-up. Asked Sunil about the new responsibility, he said: “I dont feel that the role of vice-captain brings any pressure to my game. Being part of the team for so long, I have learnt to handle pressure and that helps me stick to my natural game. “Vice-captaincy for me is all about making the youngsters in the team understand their role and motivate them to play to their potential.” Hailing from a poor family, Sunil said he is indebted to hockey for what he is today. “Coming from a poor family in Coorg, hockey has given me everything I need to lead a comfortable life. And when I play, I remember what the game has given me for the sacrifices I have made. I will do everything to bring glory for the country,” he said. Since making his debut in the senior team nine years ago, Sunil has gained the reputation of being the fastest man on the turf, a fact which chief coach Roelant Oltmans too agrees. “He (Sunil) is an attacker and brings something exceptional to the team. He understands our demands and he keeps questioning what we are doing in a positive way so that he can understand it and translate it to the younger players,” said Oltmans. PTI SSC SSClast_img read more