Warner Named PFL Defensive Player of the Week

first_imgWarner and the rest of the Bulldogs travel to league leading San Diego on Saturday, Nov. 4. Print Friendly Version Warner’s interception return for a touchdown provided the decisive score in Drake’s 17-12 PFL win against Davidson, Saturday. His 38-yard interception return midway through the second-quarter gave Drake a 14-0 lead it would hold on to, improving to 4-1 in PFL play. It was Warner’s third interception this season and he also had three tackles (one solo) in the contest. It also was Drake’s first defensive touchdown this season and the program’s first interception return for a touchdown since 2014 ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake football’s Will Warner was named Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Sunday, Oct. 29.last_img read more

Youth citizen journalism in Kenya takes off

first_img12 May 2016Writer Tom Grass and photographer Harrison Thane have created a distinctively lo-fi social initiative called Zinester. It is inspiring children in Kenya’s Kibera slum to capture the spirit and narrative of the people living there in words and pictures. It is distributed as photocopied magazines.Much like the early punk music-inspired DIY magazine culture in the UK and US during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Kibera “zines” are entirely conceived, created and controlled by kids. It is filled with enthusiastic, creative articles highlighting the distinctive subcultures in the community.Pretty cool to see a DIY zine by kids in Kibera, one of Nigeria’s largest, poorest slums.#Zinester,… https://t.co/XCp3N4db18— Bill Bucolo (@billbuc) May 7, 2016Grass and Thane teach youngsters basic photography and journalism skills. Once schooled, the kids take to the streets to interview residents and observe interesting events like the notorious night runners of Kibera, a group of men who strip and run at night to escape evil spirits.The young writers, photographers and artists compile collaged articles which is printed, photocopied, and distributed to the community for free. An anthology is compiled digitally for purchase by international readers, under the title Chocolate City.The Zinester team work at the Wings of Life Children’s Centre in Kibera, a development hub that offers support and education to the impoverished, orphans and abused children.The project is funded by Grass and Thane with no other support other than their modest crowdfunding kickstarter campaign. All donations are ploughed back into sustaining the centre, the magazine itself, and developing new magazine ideas in other parts of Kenya.One of their next workshops will be in the northern Kenyan village of Umoja, a women-only community and a safe haven for survivors of gender-based violence.The kids of Zinester has been covered in a number of international design and culture magazines, as well as being profiled on BBC News and American-Canadian broadcaster, the Vice channel.Watch the Zinester video profile below: Source: BBClast_img read more

Bret Davis elected to American Soybean Governing Committee

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Soybean Association board member, Bret Davis of Delaware County, was elected to serve on the Governing Committee of the American Soybean Association. Bret joins farmers from around the country who will work to represent the legislative and policy interests of U.S. soybean farmers.“We congratulate Bret on being elected to the Governing Committee,” said Adam Graham, OSA president and Logan County farmer. “He has been a great leader here in Ohio and I know he will work hard to represent U.S. soybean farmers well.”Bret Davis farms on Davis Farms near Delaware where he grows over 3,000 acres of soybeans and corn. He serves on both the OSA and Ohio Soybean Council Board of Trustees and is in his second term with ASA. Bret has served as OSA President, Chairman, Vice President and Treasurer. He holds a designation as a Certified Crop Advisor and is a past president of both the FSA Board and the Delaware County Farm Bureau. He was a member of the FFA and earned his American FFA Degree.last_img read more

A look at the unbeaten and the winless in college basketball

first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Little League for esports” hopes to organize youth gaming FURMANRecord: 11-0Best Start Since: This is the best start in school history.Highlight So Far: Furman won at Villanova on Nov. 17, 76-68 in overtime .Why They’re Unbeaten: Jordan Lyons leads the Paladins in scoring at 18.4 points per game. That includes a 54-point outing against Division II North Greenville in November in which he made 15 3-pointers. Matt Rafferty had 15 points and 17 rebounds in the Villanova game.Upcoming Challenge: The Paladins still aren’t in the top 100 in the rankings at kenpom.com, so some skepticism is in order. They play at LSU on Dec. 21.HOUSTONRecord: 8-0Best Start Since: 1969-70. Houston started 9-0 that season, then later had an 11-game winning streak that ended with a loss in the regional semifinals.Highlight So Far: The Cougars beat a nationally ranked Oregon team 65-61 on Dec. 1 , the night they opened their new $60 million arena. ST. JOHN’SRecord: 9-0Best Start Since: 1990-91. Lou Carnesecca was the coach and Malik Sealy was a captain on a team that also started 9-0.Highlight So Far: None of the victories have been all that eye-catching, but beating Rutgers by 19 on the road Nov. 16 was a strong effort.Why They’re Unbeaten: Star guard Shamorie Ponds is the player to watch for the Red Storm. He’s averaging 22 points a game and shooting 53 percent from the field.Upcoming Challenge: St. John’s starts Big East play at Seton Hall on Dec. 29.TEXAS TECHRecord: 8-0Best Start Since: 2009-10. Then coached by Pat Knight, the Red Raiders started 9-0 but ultimately finished 19-16 after losing in the NIT quarterfinals.Highlight So Far: Nebraska has looked pretty impressive lately, but Texas Tech handled the Cornhuskers 70-52 on Nov. 20. Furman’s Mike Bothwell (3) brings the ball up the court while defended by Charleston Southern’s Sean Price during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)Just more than a month after the season started, there are only nine unbeaten teams left in Division I men’s college basketball. And it’s a similar story at the other end of the spectrum: Only five teams have yet to win a game.Getting this far without a loss is no small feat. Just ask Gonzaga, which knocked off Duke and Creighton before finally losing to Tennessee last weekend.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Why They’re Unbeaten: The Red Raiders are allowing opponents to shoot just 34 percent from the field, and they have a plus-48 turnover differential through eight games. Jarrett Culver is the top scorer.Upcoming Challenge: Texas Tech plays Duke on Dec. 20 in New York.VIRGINIARecord: 9-0Best Start Since: 2014-15, when Virginia started 19-0 and lost only twice during the regular season.Highlight So Far: The Cavaliers have played a forgiving schedule, but a 53-46 win over Wisconsin on a neutral floor Nov. 23 was an impressive result.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Cavaliers were roundly mocked after losing to 16th-seeded UMBC in last season’s NCAA Tournament, but it’s still business as usual for coach Tony Bennett’s defensive-minded team. Opponents have managed only 51 points per game.Upcoming Challenge: Virginia opens ACC play against Florida State on Jan. 5, but that game is at home. Trips to Duke and North Carolina loom later.___The last remaining winless teams: For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ALABAMA A&MRecord: 0-9Best Game: Alabama A&M lost 70-66 in overtime at Northwestern State on Nov. 23.Why They’re Winless: This start is nothing new for the Bulldogs, who haven’t won a nonconference game since the 2015-16 season. The game against Northwestern State was their highest-scoring output this season.Possible Win: Alabama A&M faces another winless team, La Salle, on Dec. 21, but that game is in Atlantic City, New Jersey. A more likely victory is the home matchup with Jackson State on Jan. 5. The Bulldogs beat Jackson State a season ago.COPPIN STATERecord: 0-11Best Game: The Eagles took James Madison to overtime on Nov. 29 before losing 81-71.Why They’re Winless: The Eagles have awful offensive numbers in a variety of categories, including points per game (58.1), field goal percentage (36.4) and turnovers per game (16.9).Possible Win: Coppin State begins its MEAC schedule at home against Savannah State on Jan. 5. Why They’re Unbeaten: The Cougars came within a buzzer beater of a Sweet 16 berth last season. Guards Armoni Brooks and Corey Davis are each averaging 16.5 points per game.Upcoming Challenge: The Cougars host LSU on Wednesday night. Their conference schedule includes trips to Central Florida (Feb. 7) and Cincinnati (March 10).KANSASRecord: 8-0Best Start Since: 2010-11. Kansas began that season with 18 straight wins and kept right on rolling until a loss to Virginia Commonwealth in the regional finals.Highlight So Far: The Jayhawks began the season in style, beating Michigan State 92-87 in Indianapolis on Nov. 6.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Jayhawks narrowly escaped in overtime against Tennessee and Stanford, but the talent level is obvious. Junior Dedric Lawson is averaging 19.1 points and 10.6 rebounds.Upcoming Challenge: Kansas hosts defending national champion Villanova on Saturday. The Jayhawks also play at Arizona State on Dec. 22.MICHIGANRecord: 10-0 MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue 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 Krausscenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Record: 9-0Best Start Since: 1930-31. Not a misprint. Buffalo went undefeated that season, finishing 15-0.Highlight So Far: CJ Massinburg scored 43 points to lift Buffalo to a 99-94 overtime win at West Virginia on Nov. 9.Why They’re Unbeaten: Massinburg leads the way, but the Bulls also have three other players with scoring averages in double figures. They routed Arizona in last season’s NCAA Tournament and have picked up where they left off.Upcoming Challenge: Buffalo isn’t shying away from tough nonconference matchups. The Bulls play at Syracuse and Marquette next week.ADVERTISEMENT Here’s a look at each of the remaining teams with a zero in either the win column or loss column:___FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefFirst, the undefeated nine:BUFFALO SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LA SALLERecord: 0-10Best Game: The Explorers lost by one to Lafayette in the second game of the season, but the team’s most credible outing was probably an 85-78 loss to Villanova on Dec. 1.Why They’re Winless: The Explorers have allowed at least 75 points in every game, and opponents are shooting 51 percent against them.Possible Win: Next up for La Salle is that Dec. 21 matchup with Alabama A&M.MONMOUTHRecord: 0-11Best Game: Monmouth led in the final minute at Hofstra on Dec. 5 before losing 75-73.Why They’re Winless: It’s been quite a decline for the Hawks, who just two seasons ago won 27 games. Monmouth is shooting only 25 percent from 3-point range. In this day and age, it’s hard to accomplish anything with a number like that.Possible Win: Monmouth hosts Saint Peter’s on Jan. 5. The Peacocks have only two wins themselves.MOUNT ST. MARY’SRecord: 0-9Best Game: Only one of the team’s defeats has been by single digits, and that was against Lehigh. The best performance for Mount St. Mary’s was probably an 85-71 loss to St. John’s on Dec. 5. It was a two-point game midway through the second half.Why They’re Winless: Opponents are shooting 41 percent from 3-point range against the Mountaineers. They have plenty of other problems, too, but that certainly isn’t helping.Possible Win: Mount St. Mary’s faces Division III Wilson College on Saturday. Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Best Start Since: 2012-13. The Wolverines started 16-0 and ended up going all the way to the national title game.Highlight So Far: Michigan went on the road and routed Villanova 73-46 on Nov. 14 in a rematch of last season’s NCAA championship game.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Wolverines were one of the best defensive teams in the country last season, and they might be even better now thanks to the emergence of 7-foot-1 Jon Teske. Freshman Iggy Brazdeikis has helped Michigan withstand Moe Wagner’s departure to the NBA.Upcoming Challenge: Michigan resumes Big Ten play in January, but even then the schedule is reasonably forgiving until a visit to Wisconsin on Jan. 19.NEVADARecord: 10-0Best Start Since: 1951-52, when Nevada started 14-0 playing a schedule that looked a lot different than it does now.Highlight So Far: The Wolf Pack knocked off Arizona State 72-66 on Friday night in Los Angeles. Nevada trailed by 16 in the first half.Why They’re Unbeaten: The Wolf Pack have experience with Jordan Caroline and Caleb Martin, and they don’t beat themselves. Nevada averages only 9.1 turnovers a game.Upcoming Challenge: This unbeaten run could go on a while. There seems to be a substantial gap between Nevada and the rest of the Mountain West, but a trip to Fresno State on Jan. 12 could provide a test. View commentslast_img read more

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 set to launch on July 19, Mi Max 3 Pro also expected

first_imgAfter months of anticipations, Xiaomi has finally announced that the company will be launching the Mi Max 3 on July 19 in China. The information comes from Xiaomi Global spokesperson Donovan Sung. He took to Twitter to announce the launch date of the Mi Max 3. Earlier this month, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jung had said that Mi Max 3 will be coming will be coming later this month. That’s what is happening.”Mi Fans, something BIG is coming! Big screen, bigger battery,” writes Donovan on Twitter. He went on to write, “Mi Max 3 is launching next Thursday on July 19. Help us spread the good news!” Not much is known about the hardware specs and features about the Mi Max 3 yet. But, going by Donovan’s tweet, it is confirmed that the Mi Max 3 will sport a massive display, much bigger than even the Mi Max 2.The Twitter post, apart from hinting at the display also reveals that the Mi Max 3 will come with a big battery too. The same details have been revealed by the renders and rumours. The Mi Max 3 has been subjected to several leaks and rumours in the past couple of months.Mi Fans, something BIG is coming! Big screen, bigger battery.Mi Max 3 is launching next Thursday on July 19. Help us spread the good news! #Xiaomi #MiMAX3 pic.twitter.com/F1p6bgD3GrDonovan Sung (@donovansung) July 12, 2018As far as the specs of the handset are concerned, the Mi Max 3 is expected to sport a massive 6.99-inch display, which definitely is much bigger than the Mi Max 2 which comes with a 6.4-inch display. About the battery, rumours suggest that the Mi Max 3 will be backed by a huge 5000mAh battery. But then, that being the case, if Mi Max 3 comes with a 5000mAh battery, it means that the device will have a smaller battery than the Mi Max 2 which sports a 5300 mAh battery setup.advertisementOther rumours reveal that the Mi Max 3 will come with a dual camera setup on the rear panel and single sensor of the front. The handset may sport a camera combination of 12MP+5MP on the rear panel. The front camera details of the Mi Max 3 is yet to be revealed. All we know so far is that the Mi Max 3 will come with a better cameras specs than the Mi Max 2.On the hardware front, the Mi Max 3 is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. The handset is expected to come in three RAM models — 3GB/4GB/6GB and three storage variants — 32GB/64GB/128GB. The phone will definitely run on the latest MIUI 10 on top of Android Oreo software like most new Xiaomi phones.As for the pricing, rumours say that the Mi Max 3 will fall under the mid-range segment. The handset is expected to cost somewhat around Rs 20,000. As of now, there are no words on when Xiaomi will bring the Mi Max 3 in India.Some reports claim that alongside the Mi Max 3, Xiaomi is also expected to launch Mi Max 3 Pro at the same event. The Mi Max 3 Pro is said to be a high down version of the Mi Max 3 and come with Snapdragon 710 processor, a 5500mAh battery, 20MP+8MP dual-rear cameras, and a 16MP selfie sensor.last_img read more