The Saint Louis 5th grade Black Team won their home opener against St. Mary’s of North Vernon 40-10.The Cardinals played excellent defense forcing many turnovers resulting in a balanced scoring attack. All nine players scored with Nicholas Burlage and Andrew Oesterling leading the offense with 12 and 10 points respectively. Will Freeland chipped in 6 points and Riley Schebler had 3.Submitted by STL Coach Mark Giesting.The St. Louis boys 6th grade basketball team fell to St. Mary’s of North Vernon by the score of 30-3.Abe Peetz scored 2 points on a pair of free throws while Adam Moster scored 1 point. Zeb Streator did a good job defensively for the Cardinals, pulling down 3 revbounds and collecting a blocked shot.The Cardinals will travel to North Vernon on Wednesday night November 6th for a rematch with St. Mary’s.Submitted by STL Coach Bruce Scott.
N. Illinois looks to extend streak vs Ball State SUPER SENIORS: Northern Illinois’ Eugene German, Lacey James and Noah McCarty have combined to account for 52 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 56 percent of all Huskies points over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: German has either made or assisted on 49 percent of all Northern Illinois field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 25 field goals and 10 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 70: Ball State is 0-6 this year when it allows 70 points or more and 13-4 when holding opponents to fewer than 70.STREAK SCORING: Ball State has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 77.4 points while giving up 59.DID YOU KNOW: The Ball State defense has allowed only 61.9 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Cardinals 20th among Division I teams. The Northern Illinois offense has averaged 66.8 points through 24 games (ranked 248th, nationally). ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Update on the latest sports,Update on the latest sports Associated Press February 10, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorthern Illinois (15-9, 8-3) vs. Ball State (13-10, 6-4)John E. Worthen Arena, Muncie, Indiana; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Northern Illinois looks for its seventh straight conference win against Ball State. Northern Illinois’ last MAC loss came against the Bowling Green Falcons 66-64 on Jan. 18. Ball State lost 68-64 at Western Michigan on Saturday.
Thurles have won the Munster Junior Plate with victory over Skibbereen this afternoon in Fermoy.The full-time score was 14 points to 5. Thurles had tries from Eoin O’ Dwyer and Nickie Irvin with conversions added by Aiden O’Dwyer. Clonmel took on Kinsale in the final of the Dave Dineen Cup in Midleton. That finished Clonmel 31 Kinsale 14.In the European Champions Cup semi-final between Toulon and Leinster it finished.Toulon 25-20 Leinster after extra time. Clermont and Toulon will meet in Champions Cup Final.
Academically, Smith holds a 3.03 grade point average and is a news major. About Drake Graduate & Professional ProgramsDrake University offers graduate and professional programs in business, law, health care, leadership, education, public administration, counseling, executive education, and communication. At Drake, students discover proven outcomes, flexible scheduling for working professionals, and career advancement. Learn more about how Drake’s graduate and professional programs can take your career to the next level at www.drake.edu/graduate Print Friendly Version Smith and the softball team clinched the No. 6 seed for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in Normal, Ill., where they will play No. 7 Missouri State on Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. All MVC Tournament games will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3. Smith, a pitcher for the Drake softball team, threw a perfect game in a 8-0 Bulldog win over Loyola this past weekend. She is the first Bulldog to throw a perfect game since Jessica Hicks tossed one against Indiana State in 2005. Smith struck out three Ramblers in the victory. Kailee Smith, a junior from Murrieta, Calif., has been named this week’s Bulldog Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Drake Graduate and Professional Programs. She was electric for Drake all week, making four appearance and tallied two wins and one save in 18.0 innings of work as she allowed just one unearned run on nine hits with 11 strikeouts to just one walk. On the season, she is now 18-16 with a 3.31 earned run average.
Ireland has voted by a large majority to liberalise divorce laws with 82.07% support. The Donegal electorate voted 77% Yes and 23% No to amend the constitution, with a 55.8% turnout.The landslide passing of the Divorce Referendum will give the Oireachtas power to legislate on how long couples must be separated to get a divorce. Divorce Referendum Count in Aura Letterkenny, 25th May 2019The government plans to bring the separation period down from four years to two years.The Yes vote will also allow for laws to be made recognising foreign divorces.Donegal Daily is bringing you LIVE updates right throughout the weekend from the local election count centres across the county.We will have reporters at all the count centres bringing our readers the very latest LIVE news, views and pictures as it happens. If you are tweeting through the weekend, don’t forget the hashtag #LE19Donegal. Divorce Referendum passed with 77% majority in Donegal was last modified: May 26th, 2019 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) Tags:divorce referendum
The fierce round of storms pounding the North Coast has brought a sudden stop to the winter steelhead season. From the Chetco south to the top of the Eel River system, you’ll be hard pressed to find any water that resembles anything close to green. And the dirty water conditions may be with us for a quite a few days as rain is in the forecast all the way through the weekend. There’s a real good possibility that neither the Smith nor the Chetco will drop back down to fishable levels until the …
All roads led to the Valley of Waves; Sun City Resort in Rustenburg, for the inaugural Marketing Achievement Awards (MAA) where Brand South Africa was a partner. The awards celebrated excellence, recognised and rewarded successful marketing initiatives in the country’s marketing industry.Kicking off the day was a Marketing Summit that saw the auditorium filled with top marketers in the country to help unpack topics on;The future of marketing communicationsPan Africa, tomorrowMarketing with meaning and purposeAre South African companies innovating?Make you, or break you – reputation management in a highly responsive era,Co-creating a revised Brand South Africa strategyThe awards had ten categories one of which was Brand South Africa’s patron for “South African Resonance Marketing Award”, which recognised a brand that managed to resonate with South Africans.AB InBev for Castle Lager #SmashTheLabel with its agency Ogilvy SA were the proud recipients of this award.Speaking on the awards, Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Marketing Officer Ms Sithembile Ntombela said; “We congratulate all entrants and we say ha la la to all the winners. We say thank you for playing a significant role in enhancing the image, identity and reputation of the country brand.One of the highlights of the night was the induction of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu into the South African Hall of Fame.
Natural Gas Pipelines Are LeakingReport Warns That Climate Change Efforts Are Too SlowLandfills Are a Big Methane ProblemConcern Mounts Over Natural Gas Leaks Inventory tallies vs. aircraft surveillanceThe EPA Greenhouse Gas Inventory is done in a way experts like us call a “bottom-up” approach. It entails tallying up all of the nation’s natural gas equipment – from household gas meters to wellpads – and estimating an annualized average emission rate for every category and adding it all up.There are two challenges to this approach. First, there are no accurate equipment records for many of these categories. Second, when components operate improperly or fail, emissions balloon, making it hard to develop an accurate and meaningful annualized emission rate for each source.[Source: Environmental Protection Agency]“Top-down” approaches, typically requiring aircraft, are the alternative. They measure methane concentrations upwind and downwind of large geographic areas. But this approach has its own shortcomings.First, it captures all methane emissions, rather than just the emissions tied to natural gas operations – including the methane from landfills, cows, and even the leaves rotting in your backyard. Second, these one-time snapshots may get distorted depending on what’s going on while planes fly around capturing methane data.Historically, top-down approaches estimate emissions that are about twice bottom-up estimates. Some regional top-down methane leak rate estimates have been as high as 8% while some bottom-up estimates have been as low as 1%.More recent work, including the Science study, have performed coordinated campaigns in which the on-the-ground and aircraft measurements are made concurrently, while carefully modeling emission events. Natural gas is displacing coal, which could help fight climate change because burning it produces fewer carbon emissions. But producing and transporting natural gas releases methane, a greenhouse gas that also contributes to climate change. How big is the methane problem?For the past five years, our research teams at Colorado State University have made thousands of methane emissions measurements at more than 700 separate facilities in the production, gathering, processing, transmission, and storage segments of the natural gas supply chain.This experience has given us a unique perspective regarding the major sources of methane emissions from natural gas and the challenges the industry faces in terms of detecting and reducing, if not eliminating, them.Our work, along with numerous other research projects, was recently folded into a new study published in the journal Science. This comprehensive snapshot suggests that methane emissions from oil and gas operations are much higher than current EPA estimates. Helpful gadgets and sound policyOn a sunny morning in October 2013, our research team pulled up to a natural gas gathering compressor station in Texas. Using an $80,000 infrared camera, we immediately located an extraordinarily large leak of colorless, odorless methane that was invisible to the operator, who quickly isolated and fixed the problem.We then witnessed the methane emissions decline tenfold – the facility leak rate fell from 9.8% to 0.7% before our eyes.It is not economically feasible, of course, to equip all natural gas workers with $80,000 cameras, or to hire the drivers required to monitor every wellpad on a daily basis when there are 40,000 oil and gas wells in Weld County, Colorado, alone.But new technologies can make a difference. Our team at Colorado State University is working with the Department of Energy to evaluate gadgetry that will rapidly detect methane emissions. Some of these devices can be deployed today, including inexpensive sensors that can be monitored remotely.Technology alone won’t solve the problem, however. We believe that slashing the nation’s methane leak rate will require a collaborative effort between industry and government. And based on our experience in Colorado, which has developed some of the nation’s strictest methane emissions regulations, we find that best practices become standard practices with strong regulations.We believe that the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back regulations, without regard to whether they are working or not, will not only have profound climate impacts. They will also jeopardize the health and safety of all Americans while undercutting efforts by the natural gas industry to cut back on the pollution it produces. RELATED ARTICLES What causes these leaksPerhaps you’ve never contemplated the long journey that natural gas travels before you can ignite the burners on the gas stove in your kitchen.But on top of the 500,000 natural gas wells operating in the U.S. today, there are 2 million miles of pipes and millions of valves, fittings, tanks, compressors, and other components operating 24 hours per day, seven days a week, to deliver natural gas to your home.That natural gas that you burn when you whip up a batch of pancakes may have traveled 1,000 miles or more as it wended through this complicated network. Along the way, there were ample opportunities for some of it to leak out into the atmosphere.Natural gas leaks can be accidental, caused by malfunctioning equipment, but a lot of natural gas is also released intentionally to perform process operations such as opening and closing valves. In addition, the tens of thousands of compressors that increase the pressure and pump the gas along through the network are powered by engines that burn natural gas and their exhaust contains some unburned natural gas.Since the natural gas delivered to your home is 85 to 95% methane, natural gas leaks are predominantly methane. While methane poses the greatest threat to the climate because of its greenhouse gas potency, natural gas contains other hydrocarbons that can degrade regional air quality and are bad for human health. What’s wrong with methaneOne way to quantify the magnitude of the methane leakage is to divide the amount of methane emitted each year by the total amount of methane pumped out of the ground each year from natural gas and oil wells. The EPA currently estimates this methane leak rate to be 1.4% — that is, for every cubic foot of natural gas drawn from underground reservoirs, 1.4% of it is lost into the atmosphere.This study synthesized the results from a five-year series of 16 studies coordinated by environmental advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which involved more than 140 researchers from over 40 institutions and 50 natural gas companies.The effort brought together scholars based at universities, think tanks, and the industry itself to make the most accurate estimate possible of the total amount of methane emitted from all U.S. oil and gas operations. It integrated data from a multitude of recent studies with measurements made on the ground and from the air.All told, based on the results of the new study, the U.S. oil and gas industry is leaking 13 million metric tons of methane each year, which means the methane leak rate is 2.3%. This 60% difference between our new estimate and the EPA’s current one can have profound climate consequences.Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas, with more than 80 times the climate warming impact of carbon dioxide over the first 20 years after it is released.An earlier EDF study showed that a methane leak rate of greater than 3% would result in no immediate climate benefits from retiring coal-fired power plants in favor of natural gas power plants.That means even with a 2.3% leakage rate, the growing share of U.S. electricity powered by natural gas is doing something to slow the pace of climate change. However, these climate benefits could be far greater.Also, at a methane leakage rate of 2.3%, many other uses of natural gas besides generating electricity are conclusively detrimental for the climate. For example, EDF found that replacing the diesel used in most trucks or the gasoline consumed by most cars with natural gas would require a leakage rate of less than 1.4% before there would be any immediate climate benefit.What’s more, some scientists believe that the leakage rate could be even higher than this new estimate. By ANTHONY J. MARCHESE and DAN ZIMMERLE Anthony J. Marchese is Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering, and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University. Dan Zimmerle is senior research associate and director of METEC, Colorado State University. This post originally appeared at The Conversation.
The lockdown and communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir can potentially inflict short- or long-term psycho-social trauma in children, say doctors at the Srinagar Government Medical College’s Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS).“Adults may adapt to the clampdown through culturally transmitted coping mechanisms such as indulging in shop-front debates. However, it’s taking a toll on the mental health of children with their eight-hour routine completely disturbed. The children have no access to schools, any means of entertainment or the Internet, making them vulnerable to psycho-social abnormalities,” says Zaid Ahmad, a senior psychiatrist at the IMHANS.The IMHANS has come up with a contingency plan and in the first phase, will reach out to children (up to the age of 16) in distress in the districts of Kulgam, Shopian, Anantnag and Pulwama. The UNICEF-backed Child Guidance and Wellbeing Centre at the IMHANS has identified child-friendly centres (CFCs), set up in schools, private homes and anganwadi centres, in these districts “to provide psychological first aid”.“The animators and volunteers at the 36 CFCs will be given training on psychological first aid and care to deal with children facing mental health issues in the current difficult times,” Syed Karrar Hussian, a child psychiatrist with the UNICEF, told The Hindu.The need for the contingency plan was felt after the number of the children visiting IMHANS fell by one-fifth the number, after the August 5 decision. “Those who visited us complained of flared-up symptoms because of the fearful environs and dysfunctional social spaces. There is no peer group interaction, allowing children to share their stories, that act as a protective mechanism. Parents are also finding it hard to deal with the such children,” Dr. Hussain said.
Model Kate Upton has shot for an upcoming V Magazine photo spread wearing a super sexy silvery bra. She flaunted her sizeable assets in a stunning lace bra for the magazines photo shoot.Click the picture to see the galleryGiving her fans a sneak peek into the shoot, Kate tweeted two photographs from the V Magazine shoot. In the second picture, Kate sports thick black eyebrows, thick false eyelashes, and partially-up hair for the 1960’s-inspired picture. Her make-up was done by Jeanine Lobell.The 20-year-old blonde bombshell recently revealed that she would rather look like a normal girl than a stick-thin model. Kate has done cameos in Tower Heist and The Three Stooges.Kate Upton is known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue first in 2011, when she was named Rookie of the Year, and again in 2012, when she was announced as the cover model.