Men’s Basketball Leads the Nation in NABC Honors Court Selections

first_imgReed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.), Graham Woodward (Edina, Minn.), C.J. Rivers (Cahokia, Ill.), Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.), Samm Jones (Minneapolis, Minn.), Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) and Kory Kuenstling (Dunkerton, Iowa) were all honored for their accomplishments in the classroom during the 2017-18 season. Seven members of the Drake University men’s basketball team have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, the organization announced July 17. The Bulldogs seven honorees tied for the national lead among NCAA Division I programs the most in the Missouri Valley Conference. Drake’s seven honorees tied Utah Valley for the national lead among Division I programs while Villanova, Harvard, Eastern Washington and Bucknell each had six. Bradley and Loyola were the only MVC programs with multiple honorees with four and three, respectively. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img To be eligible for the NABC Honors Court, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the season and have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.last_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Bucks, Friday at 6:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Friday at 6:30 p.m. when the Warriors try to settle the score against the Eastern Conference power Bucks in Milwaukee.The Bucks (16-7) have the NBA’s third-best record heading into the game, including an impressive 134-111 win over the Warriors a month ago in Oakland. Milwaukee got 26 points from point guard Eric Bledsoe that night as Golden State saw its eight-game winning streak end. Stephen Curry also injured his groin in that game, which …last_img

PO posts a profit!

first_imgAugust 30, 2004The South African Post Office (Sapo) is out of the red – for the first time in 200 years. It has reported a bumper R27-billion profit for the 2003/4 financial year, described by the parastatal as the most significant in history.Sapo is one of the largest business concerns in the country, with more than 2 700 outlets and 5 500 service points. It delivers around eight million items to almost 6.5-million addresses daily – amounting to some 37 tons of mail.Sapo chief executive Maanda Manyatshe said its achievement is all the more remarkable because postal services internationally are in decline, and the profit posted was an about-face from the losses of previous years amounting to hundreds of millions of rands.Sapo says its motto: ‘We will deliver, whatever it takes’, has impacted considerably on its performance, and that its emphasis has been on meeting customer needs, providing excellent service and improving efficiencies.At the same time, it focused on several turnaround projects aimed at improving profitability and long-term results within the framework of its universal service obligations. Since privatisation four years ago, the Post Office has also reduced its staff from 30 000 to 18 000.Turnover reported for the year was up 9.4% to R4.020-billion, while cash generated from operations was up 86% to R283-million. Operating profit before post-retirement medical benefits was up a staggering 632% to R266-million.Although trading operations turned a profit, overall the group incurred a net loss of R74.7-million, due to the cost of post-retirement medical benefits, Manyatshe said.He said Sapo aimed to leverage its infrastructure to provide a range of services, including banking, career and Internet services. “We want to make more than R100-million profit next year,” he reporterlast_img read more

The Return of Elvis du Pisanie

first_img17 December 200446-year-old East Rand salesman Eddie du Pisanie is retrenched and decides life is no longer worth living. He writes a suicide note to his wife and is about to gas himself in his car in the garage when he switches on the car radio.The Elvis Presley song he hears does more than take him back 30 years – it recalls an event in his childhood that changed his life forever.Abandoning – for the moment – the idea of suicide, he drives the 200 kilometre journey to the town in which he grew up, to a lamp post opposite the ex-Carlton Bioscope in Witbank, there to retrace his life, to try to find out what went wrong, how it went wrong, and why it went wrong …Can we change our own destinies? “Elvis” du Pisanie is about to find out …“The Return of Elvis du Pisanie”, first performed in 1992, won more awards in a single year than any other play in the history of South African Theatre: the 1993 Vita, Fleur du Cap and Dalro Awards included best new South African play, best actor, best production, best director – as well as The Star Tonight/IGI Life Vita Award for Comedy.“The Return of Elvis du Pisanie”, written and performed by Paul Slabolepszy and directed by Lara Foot Newton, comes to Cape Town’s Theatre on the Bay for five performances from 18 to 22 January reporterlast_img read more

Coalition pushing to lift metals tariffs

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A diverse, ad hoc coalition of more than 45 groups representing many sectors of the U.S. economy and led by the National Pork Producers Council called for an end to U.S. tariffs on Canadian and Mexican aluminum and steel imports so that America can take advantage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).The Trump administration on June 1, 2018, imposed a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% duty on aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico. Both countries subsequently retaliated against a host of U.S. products. In a letter sent Wednesday to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, business and agricultural organizations urged the administration to lift the metals tariffs so that Canada and Mexico will rescind their duties on U.S. goods. Resolution of the metals tariff dispute will allow the groups to turn their undivided attention to generating congressional support for the USMCA, negotiations on which were concluded last fall.Farmers and food companies have been particularly hard hit by the Canadian and Mexican retaliation. Mexico’s 20% punitive tariff on U.S. pork, for example, has inflicted severe financial harm on America’s pork producers. According to Iowa State University economist Dermot Hayes, the Mexican tariff is costing producers $12 per animal, meaning industry wide losses of $1.5 billion annually.last_img read more

On this day

first_imgOn this day, we are reminded of how our routines were disrupted and how we watched in horror–we knew that we would never be the same.In many ways, we are stronger. We also know we will never forget how our world was rocked, lives were lost, and sacrifices were made.No, we will never forget that day. And, on this September 11, like others in the past and others to come, we take extra moments of deep thought and gratitude for the continued services and sacrifices of our military and their families.last_img read more

Pending CCI penalty cases against Ford India and dealer dropped

first_imgFord plantFair trade regulator CCI has rejected the allegation against Ford India that it abused dominant position in the market for ‘multi/sport utility vehicles.”The issue of abuse of dominance by the Opposite Parties (Ford India and its authorised dealer Harpreet Motors Pvt Ltd) does not arise and no case of contravention of provisions… of the Act (Competition) is made out against them,” the Competition Commission of India (CCI) said in an order dated September 12.Consequently, the CCI has closed the case against Ford India and its dealer.In a complaint, one Sanjay Kumar alleged that Ford India has abused its dominant position in the relevant market of ‘multi/sports utility vehicle in India’ by hiking the price of the vehicle.Kumar had booked a Ford Ecosport 1.5 Litre Petrol Ambiente version car manufactured by Ford India in June last year by paying an initial deposit of Rs 50,000, from its authorised dealer Harpreet Motors. The car to be delivered within five months of booking.Subsequently, Kumar received a letter in December 2013 from Ford India stating therein to deliver the car before the end of February, 2014 and the price of the car will be revised in January, 2014 due to macro-economic factors and rising input costs.Ford India accordingly revised the price of the said version of car to Rs 6.19 lakh in January, 2014 in place of Rs 5.59 lakh at the time of booking.Citing Ford India’s December letter, the CCI said “it is evident that the informant (Kumar), if so desired, could cancel the booking and the entire booking amount is to be refunded immediately after waving of the cancellation charges.”advertisement”In these circumstances, no case, whatsoever, is made out against any of the Opposite Parties and the issues projected by the Informant at best appear to be purely consumer /contractual dispute, remedies whereof lie elsewhere,” the Commission said.last_img read more

Andy Murray downs Milos Raonic to win record fifth Queen’s title

first_imgAndy Murray became the first player to hold aloft the super-sized Queen’s Club trophy for a fifth time after he beat big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic 6-7(5), 6-4, 6-3 in the final of the Aegon Championships on Sunday.The British top seed’s title hopes appeared to be faltering when he trailed by a set and 3-0 down in the second set but the 2013 Wimbledon champion drew on his greater grasscourt pedigree to turn the match around.Murray, who also hoisted the trophy in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, had shared the previous record of four Queen’s titles with seven other men, including Boris Becker, Roy Emerson and Raonic’s new grasscourt coach John McEnroe.However, a backhand volley into the net from Raonic allowed Murray to climb to the top of the pile and celebrate a winning start to his renewed coaching relationship with Ivan Lendl.’AMAZING FEELING'”This tournament has loads of history… it’s a pleasure to play in front of someone like John (McEnroe)… and any time you can do something a bit better than someone like him, it’s an amazing feeling,” Murray said during the presentation ceremony.”To win here for a fifth time means a lot to me.”While McEnroe was among those applauding the champion, Lendl performed a swift disappearing act from Centre Court even before Murray had a chance to celebrate his victory.”It was nice of Ivan to stick around for the presentation!, joked Murray, who successfully defended the title at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament for the first time in his career.advertisementRaonic’s gamble to hire seven-times grand slam champion McEnroe appeared to be paying off as he looked set to win his first title on the lush green surface midway through the second set.The Canadian had reached the final without dropping serve all week and when he led 3-0 in the second set, it seemed that Murray would also fall under his spell.MOMENTUM LOSTBut a blistering cross-court service return in the fifth game allowed the Scot to finally break Raonic’s momentum and from then on the Canadian third seed, who hurled down 14 aces, was powerless to stop Murray’s victory charge.”Congratulations to Andy for winning this tournament for a fifth time but I’m sure it’s not nearly as special as having your first fathers’ day as well,” Raonic said after contesting his first grasscourt final.”It’s my first grass match on a Sunday and hopefully we can have a rematch in a couple of Sundays. I’m feeling pretty good.”The victory completed a successful week for Murray, who became a father for the first time in February.Following runner-up finishes at the year’s first two majors in Melbourne and Paris, Murray will now hope his decision to rehire Lendl will allow him to add to the two grand slam titles he won during his first stint with the Czech-born great.last_img read more