Glennie Finishes Second To Lead Bulldogs At ISU Spring Invitational

first_imgStory Links Results TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Madison Glennie finished tied for second-place to lead the Drake University women’s golf team to a fifth-place finish at the Indiana State Spring Invitational on Monday. The Bulldogs recorded a 314 in the final round for a total score of 629 (315-314) and were five strokes behind fourth-place William Woods and six behind third-place Butler. The Bulldogs returns to action on Sunday at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Print Friendly Version Sophomore Grace Dunn finished tied for 13th-place after shooting a four-over par, 76, on the final day for a total score of 156 (80-76). Freshman Sigurlaug Jonsdottir registered a total score of  161 (78-83), while junior Nicole Blanchard shaved off six strokes from her first round score for a total score of 166 (86-80). Freshman Aimee Gerschke capped of the team’s effort with a score of 167 (83-84). “We were close to having some really great team rounds, but just needed to clean up the silly short game mistakes,” said Pruett. “I am really proud of Maddie for fighting through some ball striking struggles. She’s been working really hard on her mental game and it’s showing,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. Brooke Miller, who played as an individual, carded a 77 to match a career-best for a total score of 165 (88-77). “Brooke has worked so hard to come back and it’s nice to see that pay off for her. I’m proud of her,” said Pruett. Glennie fired a three-over par, 75, for a 36-hole total of 149 (74-75) to lead the team and was four strokes from medalist Kayla Katterhenry from Evansville.last_img read more

Extensive search operation launched in Twin Towns overnight

first_imgAn extensive search operation was launched yesterday (Sat) by the Gardaí in the Twin Towns, it has emerged. The Rescue 118 helicopter and Gardaí were dispatched on Saturday night, with other agencies also involved.It is not understood at this time the nature of the operation in Ballybofey/Stranorlar area. We will bring you more as we get it.Extensive search operation launched in Twin Towns overnight was last modified: September 8th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Achieving socio-economic transformation and development by connecting online and taking action offline

first_imgThe online social networking platform forgood is now a Play Your Part ambassador.Brand South Africa and forgood call on you to register on www.forgood.co.za and play your part in improving the lives of disadvantaged learners and schools in underdeveloped communities by contributing essential resources to causes in your area. (Image: Brand South Africa)Phindi MadunaBrand South Africa welcomes aboard online social networking platform – forgood, as a Play Your Part ambassador.This contemporary platform inspires active citizenship by connecting individuals and organisations, in the private and public sector, with the means to make positive differences in the lives of fellow citizens and organisations who need a helping hand. At the heart of forgood’s efforts is the creation of meaningful and impactful connections between socially responsible people and causes.“There are some fantastic organisations doing amazing things across the country; we’re the central hub that connects individuals and corporates with those Causes.” says forgood’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Hadfield. “Essentially we’re connecting the dots and making it easier for Causes who are constantly in need and individuals or groups who want to do good but have no idea where to start.” continues Hadfield.According to forgood, more than 12 000 social impact connections have been facilitated by the platform to date.Brand South Africa and forgood share the view that citizens can change their communities and the world for good by contributing some of their resources – be it time, money, skills or goods.“Brand South Africa believes that active citizenship is an important building block of the Nation Brand because it contributes towards the strengthening and development of the country and its competitiveness. That is why Brand South Africa promotes active citizenship through collaborations with socially responsible stakeholders like forgood,” says Brand South Africa’s General Manager: Marketing, Sithembile Ntombela.Register for free as a benefactor or a possible beneficiary on www.forgood.co.za. Once registered, benefactors and beneficiaries can interact and start conversations on how to form mutually beneficial relationships.Benefactors can explore the database of verified causes, and begin to volunteer their time, skills, money or goods or give back on their own terms by creating a customised offer to causes in a chosen area.In addition, beneficiaries can share their needs, receive and respond to offers that interest them. Indeed, socio-economic transformation and development can be achieved by connecting online and taking action offline.With 2018 around the corner, many learners are looking forward to the new school year and schools are preparing for the year ahead. Brand South Africa and forgood call on you to register on www.forgood.co.za and play your part in improving the lives of disadvantaged learners and schools in underdeveloped communities by contributing essential resources to causes in your area.For more information on the Back to School and other campaigns:Visit forgood at www.forgood.co.zaYou can also email them on [email protected] or if you prefer the phone, call +27 11 325 2594.Follow the conversation on Facebook – forgoodSA and Twitter – @forgoodSA.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

First-time winners shake up Comrades Marathon

first_img2 June 2014South African Bongmusa Mthembu claimed his first Comrades Marathon victory on Sunday, winning the 89.28-kilometre “down run” from Pietermaritzburg to Durban in five hours, 28 minutes and 34 seconds.Mthembu had previously won three gold medals. This time, however, he was a convincing victor. After taking the lead at Cowies Hill, about 17 kilometres from the end, he finished more than four minutes ahead of Ludwick Mamabolo, the winner of the previous “down run” in 2012.Top fiveGift Kelehe, the brother of 2001 champion Andrew Kelehe, made it a South Africa 1- 2-3, with Zimbabwe’s Stephen Muzhingi, the three-time winner from 2009 to 2011, taking fourth place. Rufus Photo claimed fifth to give South Africa four of the top five finishers.Mncedisi Mkhize, Jonas Buud, Manoko Mokwalakwala, Prodigal Khumalo and Latudi Makofane completed the top 10, with Sweden’s Buud being the only runner outside of South Africa and Zimbabwe to make it into the top 10.Mthembu, who is coached by former New York Marathon winner Willie Mtolo, took home R350 000 for his victory.‘A great feeling’At a post-race press conference, he said: “It’s a great feeling to win Comrades. I’ve worked hard to get here all these years and I always knew my time will come.“It’s been a process of five to six years. I was patient in that time and I’m really happy to have finally done it.”An end to Eastern European dominanceThere was an end to the 11-year Eastern European hold on the women’s title when British-born Canadian runner Eleanor Greenwood, aided by some difficulties experienced by eight-time winner Elena Nurgalieva, staged a fantastic late-race surge to claim victory.Greenwood was eight minutes off the lead with 18 kilometres to go. Afterwards, she admitted, she did not think she had a chance to win at that stage. However, the support of the huge crowds made her think that maybe she had a chance to catch the front-runners.‘Wow, I’m catching’Afterwards, Greenwood said: “Then I thought ‘wow, I’m catching’. But even so, I still thought how far ahead they were.“It was only until four or five kilometres to go that I saw the timing clock car ahead of me and I realised they were right there. And once I passed them I felt far more comfortable.”By the end of the race, Greenwood had won by a remarkable five minutes and four seconds over Nurgalieva, breaking the finishing tape in six hours, 18 minutes and 14 seconds.Podium placesNurgalieva held onto second place, clocking 6:23:18, with her sister, Olesya, a two- time Comrades Marathon champion, in third place.Russia’s Irina Antropova and Britain’s Jo Meek completed the top five, while Caroline Wostmann, in sixth place, was the leading South African runner.48-year-old Zola Budd Pieterse, who was running for Pierre Korkie, held hostage in Yemen for over a year, came home in seventh place.Sweden’s Frida Sodermark, Martinique Potgieter and Julanie Basson rounded out the top 10 female finishers.TOP 10 FINISHERSMENBongmusa Mthembu (SA) 5:28:34Ludwick Mamabolo (SA) 5:33:14Gift Kelehe (SA) 5:34:39Stephen Muzhingi (Zim) 5:35:18Rufus Photo (SA) 5:35:30Mncedisi Mkhize (SA) 5:36:06Jonas Buud (Swe) 5:38:17Manoko Mokwalakwala (SA) 5:39:29Prodigal Khumalo (Zim) 5:39:36Latudi Makofane (SA) 5:40:41WOMENEleanor Greenwood (GBR) 6:18:15Elena Nurgalieva (Rus) 6:23:18Olesya Nurgalieva (Rus) 6:24:51Irina Antropova (Rus) 6:34:08Jo Meek (GBR) 6:47:02Caroline Wostmann (SA) 6:51:43Zola Budd Pieterse (SA) 6:55:55Frida Sodermark (Swe) 6:57:33Martinique Potgieter (SA) 7:00:46Julanie Basson (SA) 7:02:50last_img read more

Firefox 4 To Arrive in February

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Browsers#web Get ready, Firefox fans, because Firefox 4 is on the way. PCWorld writes that the next version of the second most popular browser worldwide is “nearly ready for release” and should be available starting next month.Mozilla’s senior director Damon Sicore wrote on a developer mailing list that “Firefox 4 is gonna kick ass,” but that, until the launch “we need *everyone* to help in testing.”Mozilla had planned to ship the latest version of its popular browser by November, 2010, but too many bugs remained to release a final candidate. According to Sicore, Flash, Silverlight and “other major plug-ins” were continuing to cause problems, with users “affected by hardware acceleration causing crashes or other issues.” According to PCWorld, Sicore said that “about 160 ‘hard blockers’–or significant bugs–remain in the project.”Hardware acceleration is one of the key features boasted by Microsoft to boost Internet Explorer 9 ahead of other browsers. Currently, Firefox is second in popularity worldwide only to Internet Explorer, with Chrome and Safari following behind.For a full look at what to expect in the latest version of Firefox, take a look at Frederic Lardinois’ in-depth review from earlier this year. The long and short of it is that the next version will be faster, sleeker, with “do not track” capabilities to enhance user privacy. DownloadSquad points out that, if you want to help Firefox along, you can take part in beta testing the product by downloading the latest version and reporting any bugs you come across.What do you think? Will you try out Firefox 4? Is that your browser of choice or will Chrome keep your attention? Or has IE9 brought you back to the Microsoft side? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img mike melanson Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

DMs honoured for pioneering work

first_imgVillagers from Chaparai in Andhra Pradesh’s Left Wing Extremism-affected East Godavari district had to walk for kilometres to get any help due to lack of telecom connectivity, but all that changed with District Magistrate Kartikeya Mishra’s out-of-the-box idea following diarrhoea deaths there in 2017. Mr. Mishra used Google X’s FSOC technology to take telecom connectivity to the remote village and bring about a “mini telecom revolution” there. 16 categoriesFor innovative thinking and setting an example of good governance, Mr. Mishra along with 14 other District Magistrates were honoured with The Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards on Wednesday. Awards were given out in 16 categories ranging from Agriculture to Education and Technology to Women Development. Mr. Mishra won the award in two categories. Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Jitendra Singh gave out the awards to the IAS officers.last_img read more

Normal Operations Expected at KFTL this Week

first_img Normal operations are expected at the Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) during this week as efforts continue to clear the backlog of containers at the port.This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, during a press conference at Jamaica House on August 15.“The interruption (in the port’s operations) was most regrettable. However, we expect that in the days going forward, the backlog will be cleared and we will have the full (rollout) of the terminal operating system,” he said.The Minister also expressed confidence that users would not only see an increase in the overall efficiency as operations return to normality at the port, but the increased business desired.Dr. Chang attributed the major causes for the lengthy delays that have been experienced in recent times to “teething problems” with a new terminal operating system (Navis) being introduced as well as significant improvement works currently being undertaken.This disruption in the port’s operations had resulted in haulage contractors withdrawing their services on Tuesday (August 8).They resumed working on Sunday (August 13) following meetings with Minister Chang, the KFTL, the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Shipping Association of Jamaica (SAJ), and the Customs Agency.The Minister informed that specific terms were agreed to, including convening more frequent meetings with the truckers and other stakeholders.“There was a distinct breakdown in the level of communication between the various parties, because the port is going through significant changes in order to bring it to the required standards (by making) the kind of effective efficiency changes required to ensure that we can become a central hub in the Caribbean,” Dr. Chang said.He noted that it is understandable that the move to transition the terminal into a major logistics centre will have some hitches that not only require training and organisation management in order to overcome them, but communication among the various parties as well.“The port functions smoothly when the shippers are coming in with ships on time, the (vessels) are being unloaded efficiently in a timely manner and they are getting on the trucks in an efficient and timely manner, and from the trucks to the consignees in the system,” he said.Dr. Chang further urged all the parties involved to work closely to ensure that operations are carried out smoothly and efficiently. Dr. Chang attributed the major causes for the lengthy delays that have been experienced in recent times to “teething problems” with a new terminal operating system (Navis) being introduced as well as significant improvement works currently being undertaken. This was disclosed by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, during a press conference at Jamaica House on August 15. Story Highlights Normal operations are expected at the Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) during this week as efforts continue to clear the backlog of containers at the port.last_img read more