first_imgOmaha plays a defensive style that bends but doesn’t break, then looks for opportunities on the counterattack. Despite being outshot 127-62 and allowing a corner kick deficit of 57-22, Omaha has conceded just nine goals this season. Story Links Live Stream DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team hosts Omaha at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Cownie Soccer Complex. The Bulldogs were victorious against Western Illinois in their last outing, earning a 1-0 result in Macomb. Redshirt senior Vanessa Kavan notched her first goal of the season in the 59th minute off an assist by Libby Helverson. Kavan and Helverson are tied for team-highs in goals (one), assists (two), and points (four). The Mavericks bring a 1-6-1 record to town having lost five games in a row, all by a score of 1-0. They were picked to finish fourth in the Summit League after reaching the conference tournament for the first time and finishing with an 8-11-2 record in 2018. Tuesday will be the seventh all-time meeting between Drake and Omaha. The series is knotted 3-3-0 with the Mavericks having won in Omaha, 2-1, in 2018. Allison Walls scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs in the last meeting, with Cassie Rohan registering the assist.center_img Sophomore midfielder Amanda Rapaduski is extremely aggressive for the Mavericks, as her team-high 16 shots are 11 more than the next highest player. Rapaduski has netted one goal this season. Live Stats Jaden Thiem, a senior midfielder, is tied for the team lead with one goal and one assist on the year, and her three points represent a team best. She scored the game-winner in Omaha’s double-overtime victory at Northern Iowa earlier this season. Scouting Omaha Andrea Daves, a junior midfielder, was selected as a player to watch in the Summit League after leading the Mavericks with six assists in 2018. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgThe Cape Floral Region, one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage sites, comprises eight protected areas.Unesco’s World Heritage Committee declared the 553 000-hectare Cape Floral Region to be of “outstanding universal significance to humanity”. (Image: South African History Online)Brand South Africa reporterThe Cape Floral Region, one of South Africa’s eight World Heritage sites, comprises eight protected areas stretching from the Cape Peninsula to the Eastern Cape, cutting across spectacular mountain and ocean scenery and containing some of the richest plant biodiversity in the world.The region was the sixth South African site to be inscribed on the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).Unesco’s World Heritage Committee declared the 553 000-hectare Cape Floral Region to be of “outstanding universal significance to humanity”, describing it as “one of the richest areas for plants in the world”.The Cape Floral Region “represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa, but is home to nearly 20% of the continent’s flora,” Unesco said. “Its plant species diversity, density and endemism are among the highest worldwide, and it has been identified as one of the world’s 18 biodiversity hot-spots.“The site displays outstanding ecological and biological processes associated with the Fynbos vegetation, which is unique to the Cape Floral Region.“Unique plant reproductive strategies, adaptive to fire, patterns of seed dispersal by insects, as well as patterns of endemism and adaptive radiation found in the flora, are of outstanding value to science.”Eight protected areasThe “serial” heritage site comprises eight protected areas considered to be the most important examples of the Cape floral kingdom: Table Mountain; De Hoop Nature Reserve; the Boland mountain complex; the Groot Winterhoek wilderness area; the Swartberg mountains; the Boosmansbos wilderness area; the Cederberg wilderness area; and Baviaanskloof, which straddles the Western and Eastern Cape boundary.Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden on the slopes of Table Mountain is included in the site, the first time a botanical garden has been included in one of Unesco’s world heritage sites.The region follows the Cape fold belt of mountains, the Cedarberg and Hottentots Holland mountains, then cuts through the Langeberg, Outeniquas, Tsitsikamma, Swartberg and Zuurberg mountains, encompassing key sections of the Cape floral kingdom, the smallest and richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms – and the only one to be contained within one country.Cape floral kingdomSouth Africa has the third-highest level of biodiversity in the world, thanks in no small part to the Cape floral kingdom. The Table Mountain National Park alone has more plant species within its 22 000 hectares than the whole British Isles or New Zealand.A stretch of land and sea spanning 90 000 square kilometres, or 0.05% of the earth’s land area, the Cape floral kingdom contains roughly 3% of the world’s plant species – at about 456 species per 1 000 square kilometres.Of the 9 600 species of vascular plants (plants with vessels for bearing sap) found in the Cape floral kingdom, about 70% are endemic, in other words, occur nowhere else on earth.The area’s freshwater and marine environments are similarly unique, with plants and animals adapted to highly specialised environments.And when it comes to fauna, the kingdom boasts 11 000 marine animal species, 3 500 of which are endemic, and 560 vertebrate species, including 142 reptile species, of which 27 are endemic.Sources: South African History Online, Cape Nature.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio’s hunters braved less than ideal weather conditions over the weekend and checked 9,228 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2016 two-day deer-gun hunting season, Dec. 17 and 18, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s two-day December deer-gun season, 9,447 deer were harvested.Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter. Muzzleloader season is Jan. 7-10, 2017, and archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A few scattered showers work into the state today, but in general, we do not see a lot of action in the coming 24 hours. Most of today’s moisture will be in NW and western parts of the state, and the rest of us will just see a mix of clouds and sun. How much sun you see will be very dependent on your location…sky condition can be quite variable today. Where we do see rains we can get up to half an inch of additional moisture, but that will be limited to 25% of the state or less. Our next round of better organized moisture remains on track to arrive tomorrow afternoon. Some parts of the state in the far north may even be dealing with some action early Saturday morning, but most of that moisture stays north into Michigan and southern Ontario. We have showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours from I-70 northward. We expect nothing south of I-70. Rain totals remain at .25”-1”, and we will need the thunderstorms to get closer to the upper end of the range. From Saturday night into Sunday we try to see a bit of drying come in, but at this point in time, we are declining to keep moisture out of Sunday. We think there could be a few spotty, pop up showers over the state Sunday…no more than 10-15% coverage, but enough to make us not want to wave the “all clear” flag just yet. Areas that stay rain free will see a mix of clouds and sun. We are keeping Monday and Tuesday dry over the state. We should see partly sunny skies for the period, although clouds will be increasing on Tuesday ahead of our next frontal boundary. Models are in some pretty major disagreement on the Sunday-Tuesday period, with the European model more toward our thinking and the American model putting rain chances in every day. This atmosphere looks ripe for clear breaks behind each wave, and that is why we are continuing to trend drier. With strong south flow, we will be priming the atmosphere for a significant frontal boundary passage later in the week. A few scattered showers may work in overnight Tuesday night into early Wednesday, but coverage does not look to be any more than about 40%. Rain totals will be light. But then through next Wednesday, instability mounts as a strong cold front pushes in from the west. Heavy rain and thunderstorm action arrives late evening and continues through Thursday. We are dialing back the duration of this frontal passage and subsequent rain this morning, looking for no more than a 12-24 hour period of precipitation…but it still looks to be a very significant event. We are keeping rain totals at half to 1.5” right now but may have to revisit those rain expectations on Monday. Some models right now are getting very zealous with rain projections…others are definitely underdone. There will be some potentially impressive rains from this passage, and it will shut down harvest statewide. We expect 100% coverage. The map at right shows the potential set up Thursday around midday. Dry from Thursday afternoon on through Friday, Saturday and Sunday now to finish the 10-day forecast window. Early in the extended period, we have rain for Monday, the 15th. We can see up to half an inch of moisture with 90% coverage. But, then we settle back in with a drier pattern for the balance of our forecast, from the 16th through at least the 20th. Temperatures will remain normal to above normal through midweek next week. In fact, we still look for temperatures this weekend to be back in the “summerlike” category. With the system at midweek next week, we expect temps to make a leg down, and be normal to a bit below normal, and then after the front on the 15th, we likely cool off a bit more.last_img read more

first_imgYahoo’s new logo will debut next week, and in an effort to drum up excitement, the Web-media giant has been running a “30 days of change” campaign, featuring a new logo on Yahoo’s homepage and other properties every day in the runup to the unveiling Sep. 5.But as it turns out, users aren’t that excited about another change.A poll launched by the startup Polar shows that of the 24 logos showcased so far, just one logo is more favored than Yahoo’s longtime logo, which replaced its original one in 1995. Over 84,000 votes have been collected from users wanting to voice their opinion of the redesign. Day 10’s logo (pictured) was the only one that garnered enough votes to beat out the original, 75 percent of voters prefer it to the current logo. Interestingly, of all the logos released so far, it is the closest match to the current one; the small changes include a sans serif font with a bolder look. The logos with the most drastic shifts away from tradition, Days Four and Six, were the most disliked among voters.Poll Position“We started running these polls because nobody was measuring sentiment, or which designs people really like the best,” said Dmitry Dragilev, lead marketer at Polar. “Data-based design is something [Yahoo CEO Marissa] Mayer holds dear to her heart.” The logo redesign is the latest in a series of changes that Yahoo has implemented since Mayer became CEO last year. In addition to going on an acquisition spree, the company rolled out a new look for its news and application websites this week that streamlines the Yahoo experience. The current logo has been headlining the company since 1995 and is no doubt in need of a makeover. The new logo will be a cherry on top of the sundae Mayer has rebuilt during her short tenure, and it looks like users are hoping for a modern take on Yahoo’s brand that doesn’t stray too far away from the look they are used to. That said, if Yahoo’s trademark exclamation point were eliminated, users would probably celebrate.  A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts selena larsoncenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#design#logo#Marissa Mayer#Poll#Yahoo#Yahoo logo The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

first_imgPlease find attached the draw for the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships. The draw and draw structure for the event can be found by clicking on the attachments below. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest from the 2015 Harvey Norman National Youth Championships in the following ways:Website – www.nyc.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausDownload ‘Team App’ and search for ‘National Youth Championships’ to keep up-to-date with all of the latest National Youth Championships related information.Related Files150910_2015_hn_nyc_draw_structure_and_format_v1-0-pdf150910_2015_hn_nyc_draw_v1-0-pdfRelated Links2015 NYC Drawlast_img read more

first_imgMan Utd goalkeeper Joel Pereira back at Heartsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira is back at Hearts.He has returned from injury in time for their derby clash with Hibernian this weekend.Jambos manager Craig Levein said: “Joel’s come back up from Manchester United and is feeling good. “The problem he had was a thigh strain, so we’ve not done an awful lot of kicking to this point, just to make sure we give him plenty of time to recover.“That’ll be the last thing he has to do. If he gets through that, then he will be available as well.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

first_imgAfter a week of voting and generating awareness for each of the finalists, Ryan Sheckler and the Sheckler Foundation are excited to announce Team Lilly Foundation as its latest “Be the Change” recipient.As a beneficiary, Team Lilly will receive a $10,000 grant from Ryan and the Sheckler Foundation to help families battling pediatric cancer. Team Lilly Foundation’s mission is to bring light to the reality of childhood cancer, while providing a hand to the families affected.“Congrats to Team Lilly Foundation on becoming our latest ‘Be the Change’ recipient! I’m stoked for you!” said Pro Skateboarder and Sheckler Foundation Co-Founder, Ryan Sheckler. “Thank you to all of the finalists that participated and everyone who voted in our ‘Be the Change’ initiative. It’s a blessing to see the skateboard and local community embrace our mission.”Team Lilly Foundation will utilize the $10,000 grant and support from Ryan and the Sheckler Foundation to help families with bills, travel for treatment, birthday and cancer-free bashes, holiday care packages to 200 kids three holidays a year and too often, funeral expenses.Ryan Sheckler’s “Be the Change” initiative was created to help injured action sports athletes and children in need. Since starting in 2008, the Sheckler Foundation has been paying it forward to help numerous individuals and causes. The past “Be the Change” recipients of this $10,000 grant include: The Port Gamble S’Klallam, Peach’s Neet Feet, Ashley Wade Foundation, Hope for Carter, Gamerosity, Andrew Hale’s Road to Recovery, Coping Mechanism-Parisite DIY Skatepark, Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), Adventure Club and Books and Boards.For additional information, please visit shecklerfoundation.org.last_img read more

first_imgST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration has appealed a state regulatory panel’s approval of Enbridge Energy’s plan to replace its aging Line 3 oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.The Minnesota Department of Commerce said Friday that the Public Utilities Commission ignored experts who said the project isn’t needed.Dayton says in a statement that Enbridge failed to provide a forecast for future demand, as state law requires, and to demonstrate that Minnesota needs the pipeline to meet its oil needs. He says most of the crude flowing across Minnesota would benefit other states and countries.Enbridge spokeswoman Judi Kellner says Dayton’s statement is “disappointing and erroneous.” She says Canada-based Enbridge provided multiple forecasts showing that a replacement is needed.Other Line 3 opponents appealed earlier this week.Steve Karnowski, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgMcCartney said the Feb. 22 deadline is just way too short for a thorough review. Accordingly, his organization withdrew from the review and returned the funding given to help it gather research to make its case.Conservative natural resources critic Shannon Stubbs said the fact that environment groups are already planning another lawsuit is proof of the energy industry’s contention that environmentalists don’t want proper consideration given to the project, but rather want to delay it enough to eventually kill it.“They will just do everything to stop it.” “They’re going through the motions but they’ve already made up their mind,” he said. “I don’t know what confidence they’re trying to inspire in people to trust this review.”Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said many times the pipeline is going to be built. His government stepped in to buy it and build the expansion itself when political opposition left Kinder Morgan and its shareholders unwilling to continue. In an interview last week Trudeau said any decision to move forward again will be made as the review process is completed.“What’s at issue here is not just this pipeline,” he said. “It’s our capacity as a country to get our resources to market.”However, McCartney said the government’s actions suggest the Liberals are going to approve it again no matter what and he warned they should expect another lawsuit as a result.“Absolutely there will be,” he said. “People are already talking about that.”The federal cabinet approved Trans Mountain in the fall of 2016. That approval was challenged by several environment groups and Indigenous communities who argued the original review didn’t properly consider impacts on marine life from the extra oil tankers required to carry more oil away from the marine terminal where the pipeline ends. OTTAWA, O.N. – A Vancouver-based environment charity is readying itself to go back to court if, or they believe when, the federal government re-approves the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion next year.The Wilderness Committee returned $25,000 in participant funding to the National Energy Board last month citing the short timeline for the board’s new review on the marine impacts of the proposed expansion.Peter McCartney, climate campaigner for the committee, says the timelines are so short it underscores his belief the government is doing this just to fulfil the Federal Court of Appeal’s concerns with the original review, rather than to seriously reconsider the approval given to the project.center_img Indigenous communities also felt their concerns had not been addressed as is required by the constitutional duty to consult them.The Federal Court of Appeal agreed and in August tore up the cabinet’s approval for the project, halting construction in its tracks.In response, the federal Liberals ordered a new round of Indigenous consultations and also asked the NEB to go back and do a more thorough look at marine impacts. There is no specific timeline for the Indigenous consultations but the government gave the NEB only until Feb. 22 to complete its work.The NEB’s original review did conclude that there would be negative impacts on marine life, including killer whales. But the board said marine impacts were outside its jurisdiction and, therefore, had no impact on its decision to approve the project.last_img read more