Live stats and a live stream will be available for the match. Senior midfielder Cassie Rohan netted the game-winning goal in the 42nd minute to record her first score of the season. Freshman Delaney Goertzen and senior Ali Burke were each credited with the first assist of their careers on the play. Forward Sydney Hayden earned All-MVC Honorable Mention status after leading the Panthers with six goals in 2018. The 5-foot-3 senior paces UNI with four assists and ranks second with three goals and 10 points this year. NOTE: Please be aware that this match was originally scheduled for 6 p.m. at Cownie Soccer Complex. This has CHANGED to 7 p.m. at Tiger Field in West Des Moines (3650 Woodland Avenue).DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team hosts in-state rival Northern Iowa on Wednesday night at Tiger Field in West Des Moines (3650 Woodland Avenue). Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Head coach Lindsey Horner is aiming for career win No. 101 after joining the triple-digit club following the Bulldogs’ 1-0 win at Evansville on Saturday. The Panthers (5-7, 1-2 MVC) played host to Indiana State in their last match, earning a 2-1 win to halt a four-game skid. UNI, which was picked fifth in the MVC preseason poll, returns 19 letter winners and four starters from last season’s team that finished 9-7-3. Jordyn Rolli has proven to be a dangerous weapon for the Panthers’ offense. The senior forward has recorded team-bests in goals (six) and points (15), and is tied for second on the team with three assists. Story Links Scouting UNI UNI’s defense, however, ranks last in the MVC by conceding 2.25 goals per game, and the Panthers have allowed multiple goals in over half their games. Print Friendly Version Drake and UNI will clash for the 19th time on Wednesday, and the Bulldogs lead the all-time series 10-4-4. Drake bested the Panthers, 2-1, last year in Cedar Falls. Live Stats While Rolli and Hayden lead the charge, UNI boasts a balanced offensive attack that ranks second in the MVC in goals scored per game (1.83). Ten Panthers have scored points this season, and six have posted multiple goals and assists. Live Stream
Independent Councillor Micheál Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig has retained his seat on the first count for Glenties.The Glenties LEA Councillor secured 2007 first preference votes, sailing comfortably over the quota of 1875.Mac Giolla Easbuig has almost doubled his amount of votes since the last Local Election in 2014. In 2014, he achieved 1,100 – while today he was elected with 2,007 first preferences. Mac Giolla Easbuig, a Socialist Republican, is delighted to be elected on the first count.“First and foremost I’d like to thank everybody who has been out helping me; between posters, knocking on doors, and fundraising. A special thanks goes to my father who was out day and night for the past couple of months canvassing.”“I look forward to the next five years to use my seat, not just in day to day work, but to highlight social injustice in both our country as a whole and throughout the world.”Wearing a t-shirt in support of the Craigavon Two campaign, Mac Giolla Easbuig discussed the importance of showing international solidarity with the oppressed in Palestine, the Basque country, and Catalonia. “I will continue advocating for political prisoners, against the ongoing occupation of the six counties, and the military oppression against the working class communities in the six counties,” he told Donegal Daily.Following his landslide re-election, Mac Giolla Easbuig is looking forward to getting back to business.“I don’t take this vote for granted, I need to work for the next five years for the community I serve,” he concluded.More notes on the first count Sinn Féin candidates John Sheamuis Ó’Fearraigh polled highly with 1429 first preferences, as did Marie Therese Gallagher (1089).Noreen McGarvey (FF) and Michael McClafferty (FG) both achieved over 1,000 votes; achieving 1018 and 1012 first preferences respectively. From an electorate of 23,165 and a total poll of 12,851, 147 votes were spoiled.Full results of the first count:Enda Bonner (FF) 893Brian Carr (SF) 922Marie Therese Gallagher (SF) 1089Micheal Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig (Independent) 2007Michael McClafferty (FG) 1012Noreen McGarvey (FF) 1018Anthony Molloy (FF) 916Liam Mulligan (Aontú) 349Seamus O’Domhnaill (FF) 979John Sheamuis Ó’Fearraigh (SF) 1429Seamus Rodgers (Labour) 544Evelyn Sweeney (FG) 724Liam Whyte (Independent) 822As the lowest scoring candidate, Liam Mulligan’s votes will be distributed. Concerns regarding the accuracy of yesterday’s tallies were voiced this morning in the Highlands Hotel, so the first count has provided a vital indication for how the rest of the day will go for the candidates.For live updates as they happen across the county, follow this link:LIVE: Donegal Daily Local Elections 2019 – follow our updatesElections 2019: Mac Giolla Easbuig elected on first count in Glenties was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)Tags:Donegal County Councildonegal election resultsle19donegallocal electionlocal elections 2019mac giolla easbuigMichael Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuigvotes
Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel, right,with President Thabo Mbeki and Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Nqcuka. (Image: The Presidency) Trevor Manuel after the announcementthat the 2010 Fifa World Cup wouldtake place in South Africa. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more photos, visit the image library)Janine ErasmusThe International Monetary Fund announced early in September 2008 that South African Minister of Finance Trevor Manuel will head an IMF committee to investigate and improve the organisation’s current decision-making policy and increase its legitimacy among member countries. The committee will then offer recommendations and advice on any modifications that will enable the IMF to carry out its function more efficiently.Manuel chairs a group comprised of a number of distinguished legal and financial experts from around the world, all appointed by Strauss-Kahn.These include Michel Camdessus, former MD of the IMF; Kenneth Dam, the Max Pam Professor of American and Foreign Law at Chicago University; former deputy director of the IMF Mohamed El-Erian, one of the world’s most respected economic and financial analysts; Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, recently named as the 23rd most influential woman in the world by Forbes magazine; Guillermo Ortíz, Governor of the Bank of Mexico; Citigroup senior counsellor and former US Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin; and Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University and a 1998 Nobel laureate in Economics.The committee’s creation follows a May 2008 report by the IMF’s independent evaluation office – the organisation’s internal watchdog – which said the leadership of the IMF needed to be more accountable for the fund’s effectiveness in overseeing the global economy, and must change to reflect the rising world economic importance of developing markets such as China and India.The roles and responsibilities of the Board of Governors, the International Monetary and Financial Committee, the Executive Board, and Fund Management will soon come under close scrutiny. In this, the committee will add its perspective to work already carried out by other groups and individuals, including the IMF’s independent evaluation office and executive directors, as well as academics, analysts and civil society groups.Strauss-Kahn stated that he hoped to have the committee’s input by April 2009 and that concrete proposals, based on the findings of the committee and other participants, could be established by September 2009.“The task of enhancing the Fund’s legitimacy and effectiveness must also come to grips with the question of whether the significant changes since the establishment of the Fund require reform of the institutional framework through which members’ voting power is actually exercised,” said Strauss-Kahn. “I want to thank these eminent persons for agreeing to bring their experience, expertise, and wisdom to bear on the ongoing reform of IMF governance,” he added.The purse strings of the worldThe International Monetary Fund is one of the world’s most powerful international bodies, making decisions that affect millions of lives in developing countries. The IMF’s primary mission is to provide assistance to countries experiencing serious financial and economic difficulties by disbursing funds deposited by the 185 member countries.The IMF is governed by its member countries, of which South Africa is one. Each appoints one governor and one alternate governor to the board, which meets once annually. The governor is usually the minister of finance or the governor of the central bank of a country. The day-to-day work is carried out by the 24-strong Executive Board, whose members are voted as directors by member countries or groups of countries. The Executive Board selects the managing director of the IMF, who serves for a renewable five-year term.A popular politicianTrevor Manuel was appointed as Minister of Finance in April 1996 and has been one of South Africa’s most popular politicians, having achieved lower taxes, significant revenue overruns, a smaller current account deficit, and a shake-up of the South African Revenue Service during his tenure. Barely a year after his appointment, South Africa’s risk premium started falling on global financial markets and the country was able to borrow at lower interest rates.Manuel serves on a number of local, regional and international boards and committees, such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank Group, and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.In 2007 Manuel was named Euromoney magazine’s African Finance Minister of the year. He has received honorary doctorates in commerce, technology, economics and law from several major institutions, among them the universities of Stellenbosch, Rhodes and KwaZulu-Natal. In 2001 he was inducted into the South African Academy of Engineering.Earlier in 2008, Manuel and Germany’s International Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul were named by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon as Special Envoys for Development Finance. In 2002 the minister filled the same role for then Secretary-General Kofi Annan, where he partnered with Michel Camdessus.Manuel and Wieczorek-Zeul have been tasked with the organisation of the follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development, which will take place in Doha, Qatar, at the end of 2008.On 29 August 2008 Manuel, an engineer by training, was installed as the first Chancellor of his alma mater, the Cape University of Technology, by South African Minister of Education Naledi Pandor. Manuel was a civil engineering student at the university in the 1970s when it was still known as the Peninsula Technikon.Speaking at the ceremony, Pandor said, “Trevor is a political leader who has survived stringent challenges, and a committed worker who has shown sceptics that a black South African leader of the liberation movement would and could lead South Africa to a path of economic growth and a stable respected post-apartheid business destination. “Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus on firstname.lastname@example.org.Related articlesSouth Africa’s economy Useful linksSouth African Department of FinanceSouth African Reserve BankInternational Monetary FundUnited Nations Financing for Development
Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Not only was Laure a two-time Best Opposite Hitter during her high school days, she was a one-time MVP, a two-time Best Attacker, a one-time Best Setter, and a Rookie of the Year.Despite playing such a multi-dimensional game, Laure said she’s focused on being the team’s opposite hitter with captains Cherry Rondina and Milena Alessandrini holding on to the open spiker role.“I’ll still be an opposite hitter but coach [Kung Fu Reyes] told me that I can be a setter or an open spiker in emergency situations,” said Laure.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Manny Pacquiao lighter for Las Vegas return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Instead of jumping straight to college, Laure had to go through two more years of high school but the multi-awarded star is headed to the collegiate ranks.“I will show everyone what’ I’ve worked for and how excited I am to play after two years of waiting because we were hit by the K-12,” said Laure in Filipino during the Golden Tigresses’ Thursday practice at UST’s Quadricentennial Pavilion.FEATURED STORIES SPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I’ll finally be able to showcase my game and what I did to improve myself after what UST did in molding me for college.”Laure is expected to become the team’s starting opposite hitter, which is just one of the positions she’s excelled at in high school. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—It took two years of waiting but Eya Laure is finally heading into the collegiate game.University of Santo Tomas’ prized rookie was just one of the many student-athletes who had to wait a couple of years before entering the seniors’ division of the UAAP due to the implementation of the K-12 program.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border PLAY LIST 01:05Chinese military personnel parade near Hong Kong border01:22Thai court upholds death sentence for Myanmar men over Brit killings03:41PDEA chief: Albayalde asked me not to implement dismissal order vs Pampanga cops02:42PH 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 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments
Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe, under fire for using tax money to pay for family vacations and artwork, faces growing demands to quit over a scandal that may affect national elections and embarrass Tokyo as host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.Masuzoe’s predecessor had to quit over a funding scandal soon after Tokyo won the Olympics hosting rights and now lawmakers in the Tokyo assembly are calling for Masuzoe’s head after repeated inability to justify his use of public funds, which included buying comic books for his children.Masuzoe, 67, who won election in 2014 with support from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition, will face more pressure to quit from a no-confidence motion likely to be submitted by opposition politicians on Tuesday.But the timing is delicate, balancing coalition fears that Masuzoe could hurt them in a July 10 upper house election against the embarrassment of having a stand-in governor accept the Olympic flag at the Rio Olympics – a symbolic handover that passes the Olympics to the next host.MORE TIMEMasuzoe himself has begged for more time, pledging to return his salary but asking to postpone a no-confidence vote until after the Olympics end on August 22, since losing the vote could mean a gubernatorial election during the Olympics.”I don’t intend to cling to the governor’s seat,” he told the Tokyo assembly after hours of intense questioning on Monday.”But I think the confusion of having an election at the same time as the Rio Olympics would not be to the benefit of the next Olympic host city.”advertisementLawmakers from Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party have not yet backed the no-confidence vote, but their junior coalition partner, the Komeito, may submit its own.LDP officials have acknowledged that the scandal, which has flooded the Tokyo government with complaints from voters, could make things tough for the party.Asked whether the coalition’s backing of Masuzoe in 2014 would have an impact on the upper house election, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said: “Based on that, I believe certain judgments will be made.”Tokyo 2020 Olympics planning officials said Masuzoe’s woes were having no impact on preparations for the games, but planning has been hit by troubles including scrapping plans for the main stadium and plagiarism allegations forcing them to abandon their original games logo.Tokyo’s bid has also come under scrutiny after questions were raised about payments by the bid committee.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez hopes for busy transfer marketby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Rafa Benitez hopes to be busy during the January market.But he doesn’t expect a bumper transfer budget from owner Mike Ashley.”I am used to wheeling and dealing all my life,” he said. “I don’t think I was breaking the record in transfer windows, never, ever, with any of my teams. “We had to sell players to buy players. I don’t have any problem with that if you do things in time and find the right players. The main thing is to find the right players.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
zoom Pan-European ferry operator P&O Ferries has reported a 16 percent uplift in freight units on its service between Zeebrugge and Teesport during the third quarter of the year compared with 2015.Between July and September, P&O Ferries’ two ships on the route, the Bore Song and the Mistral, carried 22,499 units of freight, representing an increase of more than 16 per cent on the 19,349 units carried in the corresponding period last year.The two 25,000 ton vessels sail six times a week each between Zeebrugge and Teesport.“Our freight volumes between Zeebrugge and Teesport have risen encouragingly in the last twelve months as continental customers have become more aware of just how convenient a gateway this north-eastern port is for cities in the north-west such as Manchester and Liverpool,” Nick Pank, P&O Ferries’ Head of Sales Development on the North Sea, said.The increase in volumes comes on the back of the company’s decision to double freight capacity at Zeebrugge in order to meet increased structural demand from exporters to Britain.The expansion, which includes a fourth berth, is expected to provide the ferry company with the capacity to handle 700,000 units of freight every year at the Belgian terminal compared with the current figure of 370,000.
LONDON — In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here’s a brief look at some theories about how the holiday got its name and how people celebrate it:NO NEED FOR BOXING GLOVESWhile no one seems to know for sure how it came to be called Boxing Day, it definitely has nothing to do with the sport of boxing. Perhaps the most widely held understanding of its origins comes from the tradition of wealthier members of society giving servants and tradesmen a so-called Christmas Box containing money and gifts on the day after Christmas.It was seen as a reward for a year’s worth of service. Other believe it comes from the post-Christmas custom of churches placing boxes outside their doors to collect money for distribution to less-fortunate members of society in need of Christmas cheer.Some trace it to Britain’s proud naval tradition and the days when a sealed box of money was kept on board for lengthy voyages and then given to a priest for distribution to the poor if the voyage was successful.There are other explanations, but it’s clear the designation has nothing to do with the modern habit of using the holiday for shopping at “big box” stores selling televisions, computers and the like.SHARING THE WEALTH, AROUND THE COMMONWEALTHNo one knows for sure when Boxing Day started, but some believe it was centuries ago, when servants would be given the day after Christmas off as a day of rest after feverish preparations for their masters’ celebrations.Others trace it back even earlier, to the Roman practice of collecting money in boxes — they say Roman invaders brought this practice to Britain, where it was taken up by the clergy to collect money in boxes for the disadvantaged.The tradition gained popularity during the Victorian era and has flourished to this day. The British Empire may now be a thing of the past, but Boxing Day is still celebrated in some other parts of the Commonwealth, including Canada, Australia and Kenya.SO IF THEY’RE NOT BOXING, WHAT DO PEOPLE ACTUALLY DO ON BOXING DAY?Boxing Day has evolved into a day of relaxation and indulgence — and shopping. It is filled with sporting events (including a marathon soccer schedule tailor-made for TV viewing from a comfortable couch) and it is often a day when people open their homes to family and friends who drop by for turkey, ham and perhaps half-consumed bottles of wine left over from Christmas dinner.In Britain it used to be a day for fox hunting in the frost-tinged countryside, but that practice has been mostly banned for more than a decade now. In its place, “Boxing Day Sales” have flourished, with many Britons lifted from their post-Christmas torpor by the lure of low prices in department stores.Gregory Katz, The Associated Press
UPDATE – The highway is now open in both directions.CHETWYND, B.C. – Highway 29 is closed from Chetwynd and the Moberly Lake Road.A collision has caused the closure and an estimated time of opening is not available as of 10:20 p.m. Friday. The only detour is through Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.Drivebc.ca says the next update on the collision will be released at 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.If you’re in the area, let us know what you see, email email@example.com
The SEC has secured an upper hand in college football. The conference has won the last five BCS National Championships and finished last season with six schools ranked in The Associated Press Top 25, one more than any other conference. The Big Ten, which has appeared in two BCS National Championship Games, is one of the conferences vying for second billing. The facts point to an SEC advantage on the field, and this advantage might start in the classroom. Compared to schools in the Big Ten, most SEC institutions fall short academically. U.S. News & World Report ranks every university in the country each year based on average acceptance rate, retention rate, graduation rate and SAT and ACT scores, among other criteria. In these rankings, SEC universities fall short of those in the Big Ten. The average ranking for an SEC school is 99th. Big Ten schools come in at an average of 53rd. Michigan State, the lowest ranked school in the Big Ten, is tied for 79th nationally with the fourth-best SEC school, Alabama. The Big Ten consists of 11 universities and the SEC has 12 institutions. These lower academic standards might be an asset in recruiting high school players as they lengthen the list of available recruits and therefore directly affect on-field performance. “What the SEC will do is several teams will sign more borderline kids. They take more chances on kids that may or may not qualify,” said Scott Kennedy, director of scouting for Scout.com. “A Big Ten team doesn’t want to have three or four borderline kids on their list.” Steve Helwagen, staff writer for recruiting website Bucknuts.com, agreed. “I think that that is pretty obvious that some of those (SEC) schools can get the at-risk kids,” Helwagen said. “It doesn’t take a math wizard to realize that gives them an incredible competitive advantage if they are able to pull from a larger pool of players to build their roster.” SEC schools hauled in 73 of Rivals’ top 250 high school prospects in the 2011 class, compared to only 27 for Big Ten schools. Despite the apparent correlation between poorer academic performance and better recruiting classes, Ohio State coaches don’t see a problem. “I don’t think our admissions policies have hindered us at all,” quarterbacks coach Nick Siciliano said. “We try to do our best to recruit the best student-athletes we can find.” Besides college rankings, the SEC also falls short in the Academic Progress Rate. APR is “a term-by-term measure of eligibility and retention for Division I student-athletes that was developed as an early indicator of eventual graduation rates,” according to the NCAA website. Big Ten schools rank 46th on average in APR, versus a 53rd-place average for SEC universities. One SEC coach said academic deficiencies are not an advantage. “Illinois, Ohio State, they are going to recruit the same kids that we recruit,” Auburn safeties coach Tommy Thigpen said. “All of us fall in the same line. With the exceptions of the Stanfords and the Dukes of the world, we all go after the same kids.” Thigpen, a Rivals 2011 top 25 recruiter, has recruited in both conferences. He was on the Illinois staff from 2003–04. Coaches from Florida, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Tennessee declined to speak with The Lantern. Barry Every, a national analyst for Rivals, also fails to see any advantage from academics. “The SEC schools still have to meet the minimum standards to get into school as the Big Ten schools,” he said. “They have the same standards as Michigan State and Michigan.” The NCAA Division I requires a student-athlete to have a minimum of a 2.0 high school GPA and a sum ACT score of 86, averaging to a 21.5 on the 36-point scale, to be eligible, according to the organization’s website. Though these marks are uniform across all D-I schools, individual university requirements are often much higher. For example, Michigan’s most recent freshman class averaged an ACT score between 28 and 32, according to the university’s website. Thigpen admitted Auburn’s willingness to “hold a kid’s hand,” but said the school would not do so for an entire team of athletes. OSU running backs coach Dick Tressel, differing from his fellow OSU assistant, Siciliano, indicated that the school’s higher academic standards help focus the staff’s recruiting. “Early on in the process, there are so many prospects that we have directed away from (at-risk recruits) a little bit,” Tressel said. “Hey, we’ve got these higher standards so we just have some early decisions to make.” Though the role of academics might be disputed, the idea that SEC schools gain an advantage from their location faces little opposition. The seven states that house SEC schools produced 87 top 250 recruits in this year’s class compared to just 38 from the seven states representing the Big Ten. As recruits are added to the list, the disparity becomes further magnified. “It’s just where they are located,” Every said. “Approximately 2,500 high school players a year sign D-I; 500 of them are coming from two states (Florida and Georgia) from the Southeast.” SEC coaches have taken notice. “For us,” Thigpen said, “the pool is bigger of skilled athletes.” Location aside, academics do seem to play a factor. The top-five-ranked schools in the SEC and Big Ten (Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State), as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, secured only 12 top 250 recruits. The top two schools, Vanderbilt and Northwestern, did not manage one. Though it might not be the biggest point of emphasis, the willingness and ability of the schools in the SEC to recruit student-athletes with lower academic results might help them on the field. “The standards are almost exactly the same for everyone,” Kennedy said. “The leniency of the schools to sign those players and wait for them to see if they will get in is a little more lenient in the south.”