Softball Set To Play Five Games This Week

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University softball team is set to play five games this week, including four home games at Ron Buel Field, beginning Tuesday, April 12 when it hosts Creighton at 4 p.m. Drake defeated Creighton and Iowa twice each last season while the Bulldogs took two out of three games against Missouri State. Three Bulldogs are swinging hot bats against league opponents, led by freshman Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) with a .433 batting average. Right behind Pena, is junior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) at .432 along with four home runs and 17 runs batted in. Freshman Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) is the other hitter above .400 as Frank is batting .413 along with two home runs and eight RBI. The Bulldogs travel to Iowa City, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 13 for a 5:30 p.m. game before returning to Des Moines to host Missouri State for three games this weekend (April 16-17).Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Drake owns a 23-12 overall record and is undefeated in Missouri Valley Conference play at 11-0. The Bulldogs swept their first four MVC series this season, the latest a weather shortened two-game series at Loyola, matching their best start ever in league play. The 2011 team opened MVC play 11-0 before dropping their first conference game. Outstanding pitching has been instrumental to Drake’s hot start in Valley action. Sophomore Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) is 9-0 with one save, a 1.31 earned run average and 77 strikeouts. Senior Mariah McKinnon is 2-0 with a 3.36 ERA.last_img read more

Reports claim Austin would prefer to remain in London

first_imgA round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea and QPR…Speculation continues over the future of Charlie Austin after QPR rejected a £12m bid from Leicester.Rangers want £15m for the striker and Leicester’s bid was the first offer or approach they have had for Austin despite numerous reports of them receiving both.Newcastle were previously tipped to capture Austin but no move has materialised. However, the north-east media still insist Magpies boss Steve McClaren is in the running to sign him.The Northern Echo say Newcastle are ready to battle for Austin’s signing but the newspaper believes he would rather stay in London and join West Ham.Newcastle have been linked with Austin but have not made an approachThe Shields Gazette, which suggests Newcastle would be prepared to pay Austin big wages, believe the club are having to play a waiting game because he is stalling to see if Chelsea come in for him.Again the suggestion is that Austin, 25, would rather remain in the capital and join the Blues or West Ham.The Newcastle Evening Chronicle say Austin is McClaren’s top transfer target and the Magpies are ready to step up their apparent interest following Leicester’s bid.The Leicester Mercury reports that Leicester are expected to increase their offer in an attempt to sign Austin.Meanwhile, Radamel Falcao accepted a 50% pay cut to join Chelsea from Monaco on a season-long loan, according to the Daily Mail.The Daily Express claim Tottenham are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.Italian media reports have linked Spurs with the Serbian and the Express say Chelsea also want him.And Spanish newspaper Super Deporte has reported that Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has asked agent Jorge Mendes to find a new club for Juan Cuadrado – just six months after the Colombian’s move to Stamford Bridge. Valencia are said to be interested.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Police, students clash in Kolkata; many hurt

first_imgA clash erupted on Friday between the police and members of Left-affiliated students’ organisations who were marching to the State Secretariat. The protesters had organised a march to the State Secretariat to protest against rampant unemployment. The activists had collected lakhs of job applications from across the State and wanted to give it to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Violence started a few kilometres from the Nabanna building when police personnel lobbed tear gas shells, resorted to baton charge, and used water cannons to disperse the crowd. Witnesses reported seeing several injured and bleeding protesters. “Some of our students were seriously injured. They were protesting for the right to work and stood against disproportionate display of brute force by the police. I salute them,” Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and Polit Bureau member Mohd. Salim said.He also ridiculed the Didi ke Bolo campaign launched by the Trinamool Congress where people can call up the Chief Minister with their grievances. The CPI(M) leader said that when students want to meet and give deputation to the CM they are met with brute force.The CPI(M) claimed that over 60 supporters were injured and some had to be hospitalised. The police said that five of their personnel suffered injuries.Earlier this week, violence had erupted when BJP supporters marched to the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation HQ in Esplanade demanding a reduction in power tariff.last_img read more

Priority in 2018 is to get good results against top sides

first_imgNew Delhi, Jan 2 (PTI) Women hockey teams chief coach Harendra Singh has set his sights on achieving positive results against higher ranked sides as India embark on an “important” 2018 season.After a short two-week break, 33 women players will report for the national camp starting in Bengalurus Sports Authority of India campus tomorrow.”It is an extremely important year for us. It was a satisfying 2017 where we ended the year with a career high world ranking of 10, but the team has self-belief of achieving bigger goals.”The girls know they are capable of doing well against higher ranked teams and getting good results against these teams will be one of our top priorities going into a new season. It is important to play these major tournaments in 2018 with the fittest team,” said Harendra.With important tournaments like Commonwealth Games and Asian Games lined up, 2018 is extremely crucial for Indian hockey.The 21-day camp that concludes on January 24 will lay the foundation for a crucial year for the women.The Indian girls will take part in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April, fifth womens Asians Champions Trophy in Korea in May where they will defend their title followed by an exposure tour to Spain in June ahead of the womens World Cup in London starting in July and the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta in August which is also an Olympic Qualifying event.In their previous camp, the teams focus was on improving their strength and fitness, agility and speed apart from skill-driven training.advertisement”It was a gruelling camp and apart from these aspects we also worked on a lot on mental conditioning. In this camp too we will continue with our fitness program along with tactical training,” the coach said.Core Group:Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, SwatiDefenders: Deep Grace Ekka, P Sushila Chanu, Sunita Lakra, Gurjit Kaur, Hnialum Lal Ruat Feli, Navdeep Kaur, Rashmita Minz, Neelu DadiyaMidfielders: Namita Toppo, Nikki Pradhan, Deepika, Karishma Yadav, Renuka Yadav, Navjot Kaur, Monika, Lilima Minz, Neha Goyal, Udita, M Lily Chanu, Nilanjali RaiForwards: Rani, Vandana Katariya, Preeti Dubey, Reena Khokhar, Anupa Barla, Sonika, Lalremsiami, Poonam Rani, Navneet Kaur, Navpreet Kaur. PTI SSC SSClast_img read more

Data and Deaths: Both Challenges for Maternal Health

first_imgPosted on September 27, 2010June 20, 2017By: Saumya Ramarao, Senior Associate, Population CouncilClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The MHTF is soliciting reactions from the maternal health community to the newly released UN MMR data. Our hope is that, together, these comments will serve as a springboard for discussion and provide momentum towards MDG5.The welcome news is that globally maternal mortality is declining even though it may not be as fast as desired nor equally across all economic groups. Two recent estimates bring us this good news providing further fresh impetus to ongoing initiatives:http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140673610605181/abstract http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2010/maternal_mortality_20100915/en/index.htmlThe second good news is that these estimates have focused attention on what has been known for a long time—the dearth of good quality data. Timely and quality data are essential to monitor programs, facilitate decision-making, and improve accountability of programs and governments to their citizens. “What gets measured gets done” is true in the field of maternal health as any other development field.The emphasis in discussions of maternal mortality so far has been on estimating the number of deaths. Estimating deaths is important for advocacy and for rallying support to this important cause. But, it is time now to move the dialogue beyond death counts to measuring morbidities, monitoring the quality of services, ensuring data are recorded consistently and accurately in health facilities and are collected and reported in a timely fashion.As countries implement medical interventions to save women’s life, strengthen their health systems, they can also innovate with data collection approaches. In a digital world, timely and good quality data collection should be easier, faster, and one can argue cheaper. There are proven examples of how primary health care facilities in remote areas are able to connect via cell phones to their districts and provincial headquarters to report current health situations and be provided immediate feedback. PDAs can be useful to frontline workers to organize their schedules for conducting outreach work and home visits. Client data can be entered in real time and transmitted to central databases making reporting easier and reducing time spent on manual recording across multiple registers.With the myriad possibilities of digital data collection available, it is only the paucity of imagination that holds us back.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Misoprostol in Pakistan Event at USAID

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 10, 2011August 17, 2016Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Trained traditional birth attendants in Pakistan provide misoprostol to prevent postpartum haemorrhage: a randomised placebo-controlled trialJill Durocher, Program Associate, Gynuity Health ProjectsJennifer Blum, Senior Program Associate, Gynuity Health ProjectsMonday, January 24, 20112:00-3:00 PMRonald Reagan Building1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20523Room: 4.8 E/FAbout the event: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) continues to be the leading single direct cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Despite global efforts to ensure that women deliver with skilled birth attendants and have access to conventional uterotonics for PPH prevention, 60% of births in low resource countries occur outside health facilities without a skilled attendant. In Pakistan, 65% of births occur at home and 27% of maternal deaths are attributed to PPH. Today’s talk summarizes results from a randomized controlled trial testing the impact of post-partum administration of 600 mcg oral misoprostol on PPH by Pakistani trained traditional birth attendants. The data show a 24% reduction in PPH among women given misoprostol after delivery. These results, in conjunction with other published reports on misoprostol for PPH prevention, support the drug’s effectiveness in preventing PPH in places where oxytocin is either not available or not feasible. We also hope that these results will bolster WHO support to list misoprostol for its specific PPH prevention indication on its Essential Medicines List.Jill Durocher will share results from this newly published trial and discuss its implication for programs introducing misoprostol for PPH prevention. Jennifer Blum will be on hand to discuss how this relates to Gynuity’s current portfolio of work on misoprostol for the prevention and treatment of PPH globally.Please join USAID and Gynuity Health Projects for this presentation—newly published in BJOG. All are invited. Please contact Tierra Smith ([email protected]) for pre-clearance into the building.Share this:last_img read more

10 days agoSouthend fail in bid to make Henrik Larsson new boss

first_imgSouthend fail in bid to make Henrik Larsson new bossby Ian Ferris10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Celtic and Sweden striker Henrik Larsson will not be the new manager of League One strugglers Southend United.The 48 year old had been in talks with the Shrimpers to take charge with former Celtic team-mates Johan Mjallby and Tommy Johnson as assistants.But Johnson, who would have been head of recruitment, has accepted an alternative offer and discussions with all three have ended.Chairman Ron Martin said all three were set to sign contracts at Roots Hall on Wednesday before Johnson pulled out. TagsFootball League OneAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Urban Meyer Tells David Letterman About The Tattoo He’s Getting

first_imgurban meyer is now a spokesman for bob evansA ring isn’t the only thing Urban Meyer will be getting as a result of Ohio State’s national championship. The Buckeyes’ coach will also be getting a tattoo. Prior to his team’s game against Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game, Meyer promised his players he would get inked up if they beat the Ducks. They did, 42-20, so the 50-year-old will be visiting a tattoo parlor at some point in the near future. Friday evening, Meyer made an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman. He talked about the tattoo he’ll be getting at about the 1:05 mark. While a Block O on top of his head seems like an interesting idea, odds are Meyer will probably opt to get something on his chest or back like Rick Pitino.last_img read more

Heart Foundation Wants to Train More Persons in CPR

first_imgStory Highlights The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is seeking to increase the number of persons receiving training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). He said the Foundation is currently on track to surpass that number for 2018, having trained more than 1,200 persons since the beginning of the year. Speaking at a recently held JIS ‘Think Tank’, Training Coordinator at the Heart Foundation, Alonzo Mothersill, noted that 3,280 persons participated in CPR training in 2017, an increase of 307 over the previous year. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is seeking to increase the number of persons receiving training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).Speaking at a recently held JIS ‘Think Tank’, Training Coordinator at the Heart Foundation, Alonzo Mothersill, noted that 3,280 persons participated in CPR training in 2017, an increase of 307 over the previous year.He said the Foundation is currently on track to surpass that number for 2018, having trained more than 1,200 persons since the beginning of the year.“We are encouraged by the increase in numbers and we are hoping to see much greater participation in the months and years to come, as there are instances where emergencies occur and friends and loved ones are regretful of the fact they are not more knowledgeable of CPR to render the necessary assistance to individuals in distress,” said Mr. Mothersill.He further encouraged interested individuals to take advantage of the discounted rates, which will be made available at the Heart Foundation’s Head Office on Beechwood Avenue on CPR Day, June 23, 2018.The usual fee of $5,400 will be reduced to a concessionary rate of $1,500 as part of the special observance and is expected to aid in encouraging a high level of participation.“Persons who were trained over two years ago are also being encouraged to come in and be retrained, as acquired skills require practice in order to be maintained,” emphasised Mr. Mothersill.last_img read more