Wypych Of Men’s Soccer Named MVC Scholar-Athlete Of The Week

first_imgWypych scored a golden goal with less than two minutes remaining in the first overtime session to lift the Drake men’s soccer team past CSU Bakersfield, 1-0, Sunday, Aug. 28. Wypych’s header came from five yards out off a cross from freshman Antonio Sanchez that provided the game winner and gave the Bulldogs their first win of the season. Wypych was selected to the All-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and All-MVC First Team in 2015. This is the first MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award for Wypych, who owns a 3.57 grade point average in international relations. To qualify for MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Wypych was honored with Missouri State volleyball student-athlete Lily Johnson. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.center_img ST. LOUIS – Senior James Wypych (Wellington, New Zealand) of the Drake University men’s soccer team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, presented by Eagle Bank and Trust Company of Missouri, MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin announced Tuesday, Aug. 30.  Wypych was honored for his performance during the period of August 22-28. Drake plays at Omaha Friday at 7 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

A Weed Is a Nice Plant at the Wrong Party

first_imgHow do weeds go wild?  That is a question investigated by Science Now on Feb. 20.1  A complex relationship between a plant and its microbial partners may keep it in check.  Transplant that species to an unfamiliar territory, and it may go out of control because it no longer has its restraining pathogens, or “natural enemies” (if that metaphor is useful: see 07/03/2003 entry).  Experiments on knapweed have shown two processes at work:Enemies clearly matter, and that’s especially true in the old country.  When the researchers grew knapweed in French soil, it fared better in soil that had been previously planted with bunchgrass than with knapweed–presumably because the bunchgrass soil had not accumulated knapweed-specific pathogens.  But it appears that enemies aren’t the whole story.  Montana soil showed the opposite pattern: Knapweed planted in soil that had grown knapweed did better there than in once-grassy soil, the team reports in the 19 February issue of Nature.  They think that invasive knapweed has not only escaped its natural pathogens in Montana but is modifying the soil to its own advantage, perhaps by cultivating helpful mycorrhizal fungi.“This suggests that the contribution of soil organisms in invasiveness is two-fold: [Invasives] escape from the bad guys and [get] help from the good guys,” notes Wim Van der Putten of the Centre for Terrestrial Ecology in Heteren, The Netherlands.1Erik Skogstad, “How Weeds Go Wild,” Science Now Feb 20, 2004.The article starts with the language of warfare, but is it misleading?It may not make great action footage for nature documentaries, but plants are in constant battle with each other–for space, light, water–and with soil pathogens that threaten to kill or stunt them.  Now it’s becoming clear just how important this subterranean struggle can be.  Plants that escape their natural soil-borne enemies, and strike up alliances with friendly microbes, can become aggressive invaders.This Malthusian, dog-eat-dog imagery may be opposite the truth (see 07/04/2003 entry.)  If the plants and their soil organisms are in a balance of growth and regulation, that can be a picture a peaceful homeostasis just as much as the regulation that goes on inside a single cell: agonist and antagonist, on-switch and off-switch, accelerator and brake.    Imagine instead a post-Fall and post-Flood world.  After a worldwide flood and ice age, the ecology was radically changed with continents having drifted apart and land bridges vanished under rising seas.  New groups of organisms, now isolated from one another, settled into new levels of mutual regulation suitable for their climate.  The more isolated the environments became, the more “damage” an invasive species could cause.  Increasing human migrations accelerated the upsets to ecologies that had become established over thousands of years (e.g., the importation of tumbleweeds to the western United States by Russian immigrants, Dutch elm disease, etc.).  An original worldwide balance in nature was replaced by islands, each balanced internally, but out of balance with each other.    All human investigators have the same data available for study.  Darwinian struggle, Biblical paradise lost – your metaphor will affect how you look at the data, and what questions you will find interesting.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Scunci Pin Twirl – Much more secure for thick hair

first_imgHelpful minimal pins to have in your drawer simple to use.Like this i have long thick hair and sometimes donning it up using elastic or scruncy gives me headacheall i do now is twist my hair and set a couple of these in.Have to have for a longer time hair and much more time to get these to. Need to have for a longer period hair and additional time to get these to do the job effectively. Following messing about for twenty minutes i continue to could not get the ideal seem.Quite handy, easy to use and holds even fine hair upBrilliant inventionvery very cleverBeing honest, really nice but there is cheaper ones out thereOK, with plaited hair, for meMuch more secure for thick hair L and i am relatively challenged in the hairdressing dept.Quite handy, effortless to use and holds even wonderful hair up. I really like working with these at evening to set my hair up. Just after i clean it, i twist my hair into a bun, screw one particular of these pins in and it stays in all night time. In the early morning i have attractive curls. They are extremely uncomplicated to use and they hold my great hair up really very well. Significantly a lot easier then bobby pins, which i could never ever master or get to stay in my hair. My only complaint is not prolonged soon after using these, the paint started out chipping. Now, when it is really in your hair, nobodies likely to see the chipped paint. But i ponder if the chipped paint, could be breaking my hairs, as it produces a slight rough edge i’m not guaranteed, but i’ve listened to that the spin pins by goody are exceptional and will not have the challenge with chipping. Stay absent from the inexpensive one’s from china, all those have very sharp edges and will tear up your hair.Features of Scunci Pin TwirlSecures hairstyles with ease and with no elastics or bobby pinsEasy and quick to use with invisible holdOne pin twirl does the job of 20 bobby pinsLightweight and compactFull instructions provided on the back of the packagingOk, with plaited hair, for me. The recommendations are definitely standard with no details as to how to do nearly anything extravagant, they just explain to you to try out it oneself. The pins will not likely continue to be in my clear slippery hair unless i plait it initially, my hair fell out of the pins out all the time that i tried using to make a bun, by gathering hair alongside one another, as is the only suggestion on the box. You have to use the sharp ends to screw the pins in which leaves the curved finishes at the prime. For me they were not entirely responsible, while with a limited plait they have been reasonably protected. They will be useful as an accessory to other gear i. Hair clips, gentle bands, but on their have, for my hair which is shoulder size and fairly thick, they do not supply sufficient grip. The difficulty may possibly be that the assert ‘suitable for all hair types’ is extremely bold, i am certain some men and women will be high-quality with them, it was may possibly be just me. I have experienced my hair skillfully ‘up done’ and it took much far more in the way of bobby pins and hairspray.Pin twirl every female must have, no additional fiddly hair grips, just two of these will secure extensive hair into a bun, my hair is nearly midsection duration, i just tie it on a pony tail then twist the hair and secure it with the pins, get a mater of just one minute only if that.No will need for bobby pins with these you could even just use 2 not a few, stops your bun from mushrooming out to a skyscraper and also will not tumble out.I have lengthy thick hair and these can hold it all in a secure bun with no more hair ties or clips essential. I have not tried using any other models yet.Certainly i need to say these do work to a manner. Not significantly in the way of strategies and methods integrated with the solution, so it’s possible a bit expensive for what you get.I have really extended thick hair and acquiring go through other critiques i was not entirely certain that these could continue to keep my hair up. Generally its a case of masses of bobby pins and elastic hair ties in combination to hold my bun up all working day at operate. All i can say is wow, these little matters genuinely do work incredibly. Feels a little bit odd ‘screwing’ them into your hair but they function a handle. Keep in mind to screw in the opposite path to pull them out as they can pull your hair a little bit if you forgetthe just one very small gripe i have is that the paintwork on them – they occur in a brownish coating is coming off following employing them only a couple of occasions so they truly feel a tiny rough now when i use them. I will not intellect as they still do the job quite nicely and oyu canot see them when they are in. . Have tried out some other designs like a french roll which also operates well if you get the angles appropriate.Remaining straightforward, definitely awesome but there is more cost-effective ones out there. Really wonderful and held in spot but sorry to say that i was variety of upset when i found a comparable just one in a pound store with no substantially change. So i bought much more simply because i like them and also as items for my sisters.I have long straight fantastic hair and no abilities with updo’s. This is quite clever and i liked the look.Extremely amazed – holds up my good lengthy hair all day and it would not usually keep in nearly anything.Significantly a lot more protected for thick hair. I have thick hair and these help it to feel substantially far more safe than just working with hundreds of clips. The paint is coming off a bit but you don’t see them once they’re in your hair anyway.I have obtained thick hair greatest suited for thinner hair.last_img read more

Pork exports struggled in 2015 but finished strong

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Despite struggling for most of 2015, U.S. pork exports posted a strong finish during December, ending a tough year on a high note. December export volume was up 3% from 2014. For the year, U.S. pork and pork variety meat exports totaled 4.7 billion pounds in volume and $5.58 billion in value, down 2% and 16%, respectively from 2014.“Without a doubt, 2015 was a difficult year for U.S. pork exports,” said Becca Nepple, vice president of international marketing for the Pork Checkoff. “The West Coast port slowdown, market-access challenges, the strong U.S. dollar and strong competition led to last year’s decrease in exports.”However, pork exports accounted for 24% of total 2015 pork and pork variety meat production. Export value per head averaged $48.31, down 23% from 2014.“With projections for increased pork production this year, the Checkoff is committed to strengthening its partnership with our international customers,” Nepple said. “The National Pork Board has allocated funding toward focused in-country promotions of U.S. pork with the U.S. Meat Export Federation during 2016.”During 2015, more than 100 countries around the world imported U.S. pork.The top five markets in total pounds of pork exported were Mexico (1.585 billion pounds), Japan (895.5 million pounds), Canada (747.5 million pounds), China and Hong Kong (443.1 million pounds) and Korea (369.3 million pounds).The top five markets in total value exported were Japan ($1.586 billion), Mexico ($1.267 billion), China and Hong Kong ($778.8 million), Canada ($700.4 million) and Korea ($470.3 million).last_img read more

You Can Succeed In Sales

first_imgYou can succeed in sales. You can acquire new clients.You can create value for people who have challenges and problems. You know what they need to do. You know how they should do it. You can help them get where they need to go.You can make more calls than you believe you can make. And a lot of success in sales comes from taking more action than you believe should be necessary. You can push back when you get a “no” to a meeting request, knowing that your dream client reflexively says “no” to everyone, being unable to tell who is worth meeting.You can help your prospective clients become unhappy with the status quo. And you can help them to understand the root causes of their problems and challenges. You can help them understand the forces at work that require that they change. And you can help them build consensus within their own company.You can ask for the commitments you need. You can explain why you need what you need, what you intend to do when you have it, and how it will benefit for your prospective client. You can ask for the things you need to better serve your clients, and you can push for these commitments when not gaining them would hurt your dream client.You can negotiate to keep some of the value you create. You can help your prospect to make the investment that will ensure the results that they need. You can also make sure that your company is profitable enough to create even greater value in the future.You can go from quarter to quarter, always creating new value for your existing clients. You can discover ways to improve what you are doing together, and you can have quarterly meetings to make those improvements. You can increase your wallet share.You can do these things. Succeeding in sales requires that you be willing to do these things and take action even when you don’t want to.You can do this!What is really preventing you from succeeding in sales?What are the two or three changes you need to make to massively improve your results?What fears stop you from acting? What should you fear instead?last_img read more

NSW JUNIOR STATE CUP PLAYED AND WON

first_imgThe NSW Junior State Cup went off without a hitch in Wollongong, with no wild weather or electrical storms…there was simply 277 teams of enthusiastic young Touch players and 777 fine games of Touch. The Manly Sea Eagles were amongst the strongest overall performers, grabbing four of the ten Championship grand finals, as well as one runner-up. Wagga Wagga and Wollongong each claimed two Championships grand final titles, with Parkes and Muswellbrook claiming one each.Wollongong seem to be thriving with the event on their home turf, also claiming three Plate final titles. With Wollongong sides making two Championship and three Plate finals and going on to win all five, the hometown support must surely make a difference in the big matches. The Tamworth Thunder also showed they’re a country region on the improve, especially in the female divisions, finishing second in the Under 14 and Under 18 girls Championship finals and also the Under 18 girls Plate final. The grand finals were all showcases of some of the most promising future Touch players NSW has to offer, with the following results:Championship Grand Finals:McCall Cup, Boys Under 10’s: Manly Sea Eagles (9) def Wests Magpies 1 (6)Tirado Cup, Girls Under 10’s: Manly Sea Eagles (2) def Parramatta Eels (0)Zabielo Cup, Boys Under 12’s: Wagga Wagga (5) def Manly Sea Eagles (0)Vassallo Cup, Girls Under 12’s: Parkes Pumas (13) def Griffith (2)Yiangou Cup, Boys Under 14’s: Manly Sea Eagles (3) def Parramatta Eels (2)Taylor Cup, Girls Under 14’s: Wollongong Devils (7) def Tamworth Thunder 1 (2)Wall Cup, Boys Under 16’s: Muswellbrook Mambas (10) def Penrith Panthers (9)Toohey Cup, Girls Under 16’s: Wagga Wagga (13) def Taree (10)Galea Cup, Boys Under 18’s: Manly Sea Eagles (9) def Wests Magpies (2)Rose Cup, Girls Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (9) def Tamworth Thunder (4)Plate Grand Finals:McCall Cup, Boys Under 10’s: Wollongong Devils (7) def Nelson Bay Neptunes (4)Tirado Cup, Girls Under 10’s: Central Coast Dolphins (13) def Blacktown Broncos (2)Zabielo Cup, Boys Under 12’s: Taree (8) def Penninsula Piranahs (5)Vassallo Cup, Girls Under 12’s: Port Macquarie vs LBM Rangers (to be confirmed)Yiangou Cup, Boys Under 14’s: Wagga Wagga (3) def Nelson Bay Neptunes (0)Taylor Cup, Girls Under 14’s: City of Orange Thunder (5) def Penrith Panthers (3)Wall Cup, Boys Under 16’s: Central Coast Dolphins (5) def Manly Sea Eagles (0)Toohey Cup, Girls Under 16’s: LBM Rangers (6) def Cronulla Sharks (3)Galea Cup, Boys Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (13) def Mudgee Mudcrabs (12)Rose Cup, Girls Under 18’s: Wollongong Devils (9) def Tamworth Thunder (4) All results can be found at www.nswtouch.com.au, photographs were taken by Sporting Images and can be purchased at www.sportingimages.com.aulast_img read more

10 months agoWolves captain Coady: We must learn from Liverpool defeat

first_imgWolves captain Coady: We must learn from Liverpool defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady says they must learn from defeat to Liverpool.Coady, facing his former club, believes that the clinical manner of the two goals underlines the quality of the Premier League.He said, “They’re top drawer, with their movement and the way that they drag people out of position, so fair play to them, but from our point of view we have to look at the goals and improve, and make sure we’re focusing for the full game.”The first goal is a great finish but we could have stopped that happening by stopping the quick free-kick being taken. However, we’ve switched off there and we’ve switched off when the cross comes in for the second one.”You can’t afford to do that against any team in this league, but they’re at the top of the league and they’re really going to punish you.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The Queen And The Duchess Of Cornwall Meet Medical Detection Dogs

first_imgIn the presence of The Queen, The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of Medical Detection Dogs, attended its 10th Anniversary celebration and a demonstration by the charity’s bio detection dogs to showcase their ability to detect the odour of human disease.The Queen and The Duchess Of Cornwall Meet Medical Detection DogsCredit/Copyright: Royal.ukThe Duchess of Cornwall has been the charity’s patron since 2014. She has previously hosted Medical Detection Dogs at a reception in St James’s Palace and she has also paid a visit to their headquarters just outside Milton Keynes.Last December, Her Royal Highness participated in the ICAP charity day to support charities including Medical Detection Dogs and in 2015 donated the proceeds of her limited-edition honey from her private home in Wiltshire to the charity.Medical Detection Dogs is a charity at the forefront of medical research. It aims to transform disease detection by harnessing the extraordinary smelling power of dogs to develop tests for a range of life threatening conditions including cancer. In training trials, the dogs have proved to be 93 percent reliable, significantly higher than many existing tests.The charity’s ground-breaking work is already saving lives by providing a reliable, practical, affordable solution to one of the greatest medical challenges today. It trains assistance dogs for people with long-term, life-threatening conditions, giving them greater independence and improving their lives immeasurably.In most cases, the medical alert assistance dogs help people suffering from type one diabetes, who get no warning signs when a hypoglycaemic or hyperglycaemic attack is about to occur. The dogs are trained to detect changes in their partner’s blood sugar levels and alert them to take insulin or eat sugar.Source:Royal.uklast_img read more

Nova Scotia distiller sending four barrels of rum on roundtheworld voyage

first_imgLUNENBURG, N.S. – A Nova Scotia distillery is sending its spirits on an around-the-world trip on a tall ship, promising it will taste better for the journey.Four barrels of rum from Lunenburg’s Ironworks Distillery will spend the next 15 months in the cargo hold of the three-masted tall ship Picton Castle.The Lunenburg-based ship is best known for its adventurous sail training voyages, and “this will be their 7th and last complete around-the-world circle,” said Ironworks co-owner Lynne MacKay.They decided to mark its final around-the-world trip with rum that will be bottled upon return in May 2019 as ‘Round the World Rum.The tall ship had been scheduled to set sail out of Lunenburg on Monday, but the sailing was postponed until Tuesday or Wednesday.MacKay said Captain Daniel Moreland is keeping the rum secure in the hold, under lock and key.“Everybody’s making jokes — ‘You’re sending rum barrels to sea and your expect them to come back whole, that’s a joke!’ But they’re pretty well secured. We sent it out under the auspices of Excise Canada and all of those customs things so that what goes out will come back, and we have faith that it will,” she said.MacKay said the other main comment is “Why?”“Aside from the sheer sexiness of the idea, there is theory and chemistry that supports the fact that rum at sea ages better. The movement of the ocean changes the nature of the aging process. The movement of the spirit in the oak actually makes it a more complex and interesting spirit when it arrives back on land,” she said.It’s part of rum history: In the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries when Caribbean rum was shipped to the U.K. and other points, people noticed the spirit was much better at the end of the voyage than when it started.Some of the Picton Castle rum has already been aging in Hungarian oak barrels for a few years.“We’re anticipating this one will come back kind of a medium amber colour, and we’re not going to be fussing with that colour at all. We want it exactly the way it comes out,” she said.MacKay said the lengthy voyage gives them more than a year to promote the rum and the programs offered by the Picton Castle to train people how to sail such large ships.Some of the proceeds from the rum will go to support the Picton Castle programs.Ironworks Distillery opened in June 2010 in a renovated blacksmith’s shop in the downtown of the coastal community, west of Halifax.MacKay said they originally looked at making different spirits but felt a moral imperative to make rum.“Just because of the history of Lunenburg, the history of the Atlantic Ocean, and the history of rum and sailing. So many things conspired to make it the logical choice,” she said.MacKay said a lot of people have asked to get their name on a list to be able to buy the ‘Round the World rum, but said they won’t consider a list until sometime next year.Links to the voyage will be posted on the distillery’s website and social media sites.— By Kevin Bissett in Fredericton.last_img read more

Well completion companies report sharp slowdown in fourth quarter activity

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Companies whose services are needed for hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” of oil and gas wells are reporting tough times thanks to a slowdown in drilling in Western Canada in the fourth quarter.Shares in both Trican Well Service Ltd. and Source Energy Services Ltd. trended lower Thursday after the Calgary-based companies reported lower sales in the last three months of 2018.Fracking involves injecting water, sand and chemicals under high pressure to crack tight rock formations deep underground and allow trapped oil and gas to flow into the well to be produced. Trican, whose crews step in after a well is drilled to make it ready for production, reported a fourth-quarter net loss from continuing operations of $159 million (including a $134-million goodwill impairment charge), compared with a net profit of $14 million a year earlier.It says revenue dropped by 40 per cent to $168 million from $280 million in the same period of 2017 as its total job count fell by 30 per cent to 2,054 from 2,909.Source Energy, which supplies the specialized sand used in fracking, reported in an operational update that sales fell by 33 per cent to 373,000 tonnes in the fourth quarter from 557,000 tonnes in the same quarter in 2017.The Petroleum Services Association of Canada said last month it expects 5,600 wells to be drilled in the country this year, down from 6,948 in 2018, due to what it calls deteriorating investor confidence in Canada.last_img read more