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Football Returns Home Saturday to Host Missouri S&T

first_img Drake Game Notes Missouri S&T Game Notes Print Friendly Version Buy Tickets DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team returns to venerable Drake Stadium Saturday, Sept. 15, to host its first full home game of the 2018 season against Missouri S&T. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.Tickets for Saturday’s contest are $12 for adults and $6 for youth and available at DrakeTix.com. Additionally, tickets purchased for the Sept. 1 game may be redeemed for Saturday’s game or any other Drake football home game.The Bulldogs true home opener Sept. 1 was canceled due to inclement weather. Last weekend, the Bulldogs fell at No. 14 Montana, 48-16. Despite the final score, the Bulldogs trailed 10-7 at halftime and stayed within a touchdown of the Grizzlies until late in the third quarter.”We played some good football at Montana, but we did not play mature football from beginning to end,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “We have to have that to be successful and we need to do that this Saturday. We can’t have lapses or go flat.” Story Linkscenter_img Live Audio Live Stats The Bulldogs posted 365 yards of total offense in that loss and face an unbeaten Missouri S&T team that is averaging more than 400 yards per game while allowing less than 200 yards per contest after surrendering just 130 yards in Saturday’s win over Northwood.The Miners are NCAA Division II members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference who were picked second in the league’s preseason poll after leading the league in both total offense and defense in 2017. “Missouri S&T is a very talented team coming off a nice year who has a quarterback that can really throw it and they have a lot of guys that complement him,” Fox said. “Defensively, they have a lot of guys that can run and make plays. We’re going to have to be on top of our game and respond well after Saturday’s game to be victorious.”The two teams have met six previous times with the Bulldogs winning all six meetings, including the last meeting in 2011 at Drake Stadium, where the Bulldogs have won 41 of their last 51 games.Following Saturday’s contest, the Bulldogs will enjoy a bye week before beginning the gauntlet of Pioneer Football League games that begins Sept. 29 at Jacksonville. Live Video last_img read more

Half-time: Reading 0 QPR 0

first_imgMichael Hector went closest to opening the scoring during the first half at the Madejski Stadium.Defender Hector, loaned back to Reading after being signed by Chelsea in September, headed narrowly wide after being found unmarked by Ollie Norwood’s superbly-delivered free-kick.Both sides struggled to create chances, although Junior Hoilett had an effort saved by Royals goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi.Moments later, Reading’s Nick Blackman dragged a right-footed shot wide of the far post.Rangers again started without a recognised striker in the absence of Charlie Austin, who is on the substitutes’ bench.Fer returned to the starting line-up following a suspension.QPR: Green, Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky, Petrasso, Sandro, Faurlin, Phillips, Hoilett, Fer.Subs: Smithies, Angella, Chery, Henry, Luongo, Tozser, Austin.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Biobased fuels the subject of March workshop in Wooster

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Biobased fuels and products — those made from crops and waste from farms — are the focus of an upcoming workshop in Wooster.Advanced Biobased Systems: Growing an Industry is March 16 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave.It’s for anyone involved with or interested in the biobased industry, said organizer Ajay Shah, an assistant professor at OARDC and the head of its Biobased Systems Analysis Lab, the sponsor of the event.Expected to attend are farmers, scientists, processors, manufacturers, commodity representatives, and people in the ethanol, biodiesel and transportation industries, Shah said.“The potential of agricultural biomass as a renewable feedstock for fuels and chemicals continues to grow,” he said. “But there’s still a need to make biobased systems more efficient, environmentally friendly, and technically and economically viable.”Featured speaker is Iowa State’s KeenerThe workshop hopes to foster such progress, Shah said. Speakers from academia and industry, including featured speaker Kevin Keener from Iowa State University, will share their ideas and perspectives. There will be time for networking and discussion.Keener, who’s a food science and human nutrition professor at Iowa State and directs its Center for Crops Utilization Research and BioCentury Research Farm, will speak on “Biomass Utilization in Iowa: Research and Technology Development.”Also speakers from Ohio State, industryShah will present “Feedstock for Biobased Industries” based on his research as a faculty member in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University. Both the department and OARDC are part of the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).Also scheduled to speak are:Denny Hall, director of Ohio State’s OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center, on “Biobased Industries: Setting the Stage.”Ana Alonso, associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Molecular Genetics, on “Pennycress as a Next Generation Feedstock.”Thaddeus Ezeji, associate professor in Ohio State’s Department of Animal Sciences, which also is part of CFAES, on “Biomass Conversion to Biofuels and Other Products.”Prabhat Krishnaswamy, senior vice president with Columbus-based EMC2, on “Utilizing Biobased Fibers for Composites.”Fred Circle, president of FDC Enterprises of Springfield, on “Feedstock Logistics for Biobased Industries” and “Bioproducts Case Study: Thermal Energy from Locally Grown Switchgrasses.”The speakers from Ohio State “will focus on their research, including the development of crops and processes for biobased energy and products,” Shah said.‘What’s happening in the real world’The industry speakers “will highlight what’s happening in the real world, including successes and challenges,” he said.The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in OARDC’s Shisler Conference Center. Wooster is about 30 miles east of Akron, 60 miles south of Cleveland and 95 miles north of Columbus.Register by March 7, save $10Registration for the event, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments, is $50 by March 7 and $60 afterward. Details and a registration form can be downloaded at go.osu.edu/BiobasedWorkshop.For more information, contact Mary Wicks of OARDC at wicks.14@osu.edu or 330-202-3533.The OBIC center, the OARDC-based BioHio Research Park and Ohio State’s Sustainability and Resilient Economy Discovery Theme are also supporting the workshop.last_img read more

6 Approaches to Your Company Blog

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#start#startups#tips Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In the last few months several startups have asked me how to approach corporate blogging. Judging by the frequency of requests, Gartner was right in suggesting that corporate blogging is rising up the “slope of enlightenment” and about 2 years away from widespread mainstream adoption. The road to enlightenment has been a long one. In the past ten years we’ve learned that company blogs should not be press releases, sales pitches or plagiarized quotes from Dale Carnegie. You reach enlightenment when you learn to respect your readers. If you want someone to bookmark or retweet your posts, then give them a useful resource. Below are a few approaches you can take to increase the dialogue and comments on your blog. 1. The Operations Blog: Many company blogs focus on the internal workings of the startup and how teams have managed to increase efficiencies. For example, marketing teams have dissected their efforts, COO’s have talked about their transition to cloud services and HR teams write about their employee wellness plans. Sometimes your story along with links to useful vendors is a great resource for others. 2. The Veteran / Inspirational Blog: This type of post is best suited to the second time entrepreneur, agency founder or well-established investor. It often offers stories about the climb to a position of power as well as some of the lessons learned along the way. If you’re attempting this approach you should already be in a position of mentorship for others. You want people linking to your article in the hopes that they’re revisiting it as a point of inspiration. 3. The Prediction Blog: Both the iPad and Google Buzz have been huge news stories in the last few days. Your little corporate blog isn’t likely to outshine the stories from major tech blogs and media outlets, but you can provide some relevant predictions for your specific industry. For example, if you’re a consumer facing web startup with a real estate focus, you could highlight the use cases for Buzz and its geo-locational features. 4. The Research Blog: If your company deals with large amounts of anonymized data or your startup specializes in analysis or monitoring, then the research blog is a good way to aggregate your findings and pinpoint trends. The best way to write this post is to summarize key findings and make suggestions on how others might adapt. If you’re not confident in your recommendations then you can ask for quotes from industry veterans. This method is often used by analysts and real-time monitoring startups. 5. The Community / Advocate Blog: This type of blog only really works if you have a large number of stakeholders who need your support and direction. Planet Mozilla is a great example of a resource that focuses on internal events; nevertheless, these internal events help thousands of open source developers contribute to Mozilla projects. If you’ve got lots of 3rd party developers, designers or contributors, this may be a good option for you. 6. The Coolhunter Blog: This blog is perhaps the toughest one to pull off because not only do you have to be confident in your ability to spot emerging trends, but you also have to make sure that the trends are relevant to your community. On-demand manufacturing site Ponoko does a great job of showcasing design while inspiring community members to build their own pieces. center_img dana oshiro Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Don’t blame EVMs for defeat, Maharashtra CM tells Opposition

first_imgMaharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday asked the opposition leaders to accept their defeat in Lok Sabha elections instead of blaming the EVMs.He was replying to the resolution raised by the opposition last week and a challenge thrown by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Jayant Patil to pass a resolution to conduct Assembly polls through ballot papers instead of electronic voting machines (EVM).In a reply to opposition leaders’ claim during the proceedings, Mr Fadnavis also rejected all the allegations of irregularities and graft against his colleagues. On the last day of Assembly session of the present government, and in his last speech, Mr. Fadnavis expressed confidence that he would be back after the elections in the same position.Mr. Patil reminded him that it is the people of the State who hold ultimate power to elect the government and said that he hopes they will vote for a better Chief Minister next time. “The opposition leaders must accept that they are defeated in the Lok Sabha elections due to their own deeds. The people of this country have rejected them and it is a bitter but important truth,” said Mr. Fadnavis.Recalling how he and his party too had fallen for a similar trap, Mr. Fadnavis said, “Someone had told me some years back that ballot papers with yellow colours were used as a part of bogus voting. We had gone to Bombay High Court and Supreme Court as well and we failed, because we refused to accept that we have been defeated by the people.”Mr. Fadnavis also referred to a challenge thrown by the Election Commission of India (ECI), where representatives of NCP and CPI (M) had attended. “Representatives of both the parties then had claimed that they were there to understand the procedure and not to challenge the EVMs,” he said.last_img read more