Women’s Basketball Closes Road Trip at Illinois State on Sunday

first_img Print Friendly Version Following Sunday’s game, Drake returns to Des Moines to host Loyola on Jan. 20. Tipoff with the Ramblers is set for 7 p.m. Junior Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) scored a career-high 13 points behind 5-of-6 shooting, including knocking down three three-pointers. Sophomore Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) also had 13 points while redshirt sophomore Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) finished with 12 points. The 30 assists are the second-most in a game this season for Drake (Clarke, 34), and the most against a Division I opponent. It marks the second-straight season, the Bulldogs, who are tied with UConn in team assists per game at 21.3, have recorded 30 assists against a MVC opponent after hitting the mark last season versus Evansville on Jan. 3. Drake is coming off a 93-60 win at Bradley on Friday evening to improve to 12-4 overall and 5-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play. Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) poured in a game-high 24 points and added a career-tying seven steals and three blocks along with five rebounds and three assists. Wendell has scored 20 or more points in five-straight games, all MVC contests, and is averaging a league-high 25.0 points per Valley game. Senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) recorded her 14th career points/assists double-double with 10 points and 12 assists. Drake Game Notes Story Linkscenter_img Live Stats The Bulldogs shot a blistering 51.4 (36-of-70) percent from the floor and 47.8 percent (11-of-23) from behind the three-point line. As a team, they tallied 30 assists, nabbed 16 steals and forced Bradley to commit 23 turnovers. Drake won the rebounding battle at 42-37, scored 16 second-chance points and had 31 points off the Braves’ turnovers. All 10 Bulldogs scored at least two points and played 10 minutes in the win. Illinois State is 4-11 overall and 1-3 in MVC action. UNI defeated Illinois State, 78-40, on Friday night. Senior Taylor Stewart averages a team-leading 12.1 points per game. Drake and Illinois State are longtime MVC rivals who have played at least twice annually every season since the 1981-82 season. The Bulldogs hold a 38-35 advantage over the Redbirds in the all-time series. NORMAL, Ill. – The Drake University women’s basketball team closes its two-game road trip at Illinois State on Sunday. Tipoff with the Redbirds is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the game will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3 and on radio on Praise 940-AM. Live Video last_img read more

DONEGAL MURDER VICTIM LAID TO REST

first_imgTHERE were heartbreaking scenes today at the funeral of a man murdered in a hit-and-run accident.Many mourners came to pay their final respects to Pat John McCafferty at Requiem Mass at St Mary’s Church in Pettigo.The 49-year-old died after being knocked down in the Tullychurry Road area of Leggs, Belleek, Co Fermanagh, last Sunday. The PSNI say the dead man was deliberately knocked down and have launched a murder investigation.A police spokesman in the North said detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.He said: “The blue Ford Focus believed to have been involved in the incident has been recovered and police are continuing to liaise with our colleagues in An Garda Siochana in relation to this investigation.”A 40-year-old man was arrested by Gardai on Sunday and taken to Ballyand he was released pending a report to the DPP here. “The PSNI intend to pursue a prosecution in relation to the death through the courts in Northern Ireland,” said a PSNI spokesman.He appealed for anyone with information about the 2.50am incident to contact the PSNI in Enniskillen or Gardai in Ballyshannon. DONEGAL MURDER VICTIM LAID TO REST was last modified: January 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

THREE DONEGAL ENTREPRENEURS SHORTLISTED IN SEARCH FOR ‘IRELAND’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR’

first_imgPete Friel, Chartered Education, Rathmullan, Ellevyn Irwin, Click Clinic, Buncrana and Christy Lynch of Efficient Renewables Ltd. Muff who will be flying the flag for Donegal at the regional finals of Ireland Best Young Entrepreneur which will take place on Donegal Town Public Service Centre on Monday 10 November at 7pm.Three young Donegal entrepreneurs are flying the flag for the county at the regional finals of the inaugural ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, which is offering an investment prize-fund of €2 million.The Regional finals will take place next Monday in Donegal Town Public Service Centre.All under the age of 30, the local business owners and new start-ups are going head-to-head with other winners from Sligo, Leitrim and Longford. They’re competing for a chance to win a place at the national final in Dublin this December, in a competition co-ordinated by the Local Enterprise Office Donegal.Launched by the Government earlier this year, Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition is an integral part of the Action Plan for Jobs 2014.It is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through the 31 Local Enterprise Offices around the country.The Donegal winners, who have been selected to represent the county at the regional finals, are: • Pete Friel, Chartered Education, Rathmullan and winner of Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur and Donegal’s Best New Start Up category• Ellevyn Irwin, Click Clinic, Buncrana and Donegal’s Best New Idea category winner• Christy Lynch of Efficient Renewables Ltd. Muff winner of Donegal’s Best Established Business with a New Add On.The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. told Donegal Daily, “Central to our plans for jobs and growth is supporting more businesses to start-up.“Part of this plan is also fostering a stronger culture of entrepreneurship and promoting start-up business as a career option for young people. “That is what is behind this new competition to find the best young entrepreneur in the region also ultimately ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur.The Head of Enterprise with Donegal County Council, Michael Tunney told Donegal Daily, “Our winners are proudly ‘flying the flag’ for the county, competing against other young entrepreneurs in the region for a place at the prestigious national final.“But the benefits of entering the competition don’t end there.“Throughout Ireland, over 400 finalists have already benefitted from intensive business boot-camps and mentoring programmes at local level, so the impact of the IBYE programme will be seen for many years to come Mayors and Cathaoirligh of all participating local authorities are being invited to attend, along with representatives of the business community.For all the latest news and results for the ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition, visit www.ibye.ie www.localenterprise.ie or search #ibye on social media.THREE DONEGAL ENTREPRENEURS SHORTLISTED IN SEARCH FOR ‘IRELAND’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR’ was last modified: November 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessEnterprise IrelandGovernmentinvestmentIreland’s Best Young Entrepreneurjobsnewslast_img read more

Sunlight Brings Congress to Your iPhone

first_imgThe nonprofit Sunlight Foundation announced today the availability of its Real Time Congress iPhone app. The app displays an up-to-the-minute feed of updates from the House and Senate floors, Whip notices, hearings scheduled and key government documents as they are released. Unfortunately all this information is displayed quite simply; there is as of yet no deep personalization as in Sunlight’s years-old and fabulous OpenCongress project, there’s no search and the app doesn’t make use of the iPhone’s push capabilities. It’s not a bad start, but there is a lot of potential for an iPhone app to make Congressional activity a much more engaging part of peoples’ day-to-day lives.Asked about push notifications, Josh Ruihley, Sunlight’s Technical Program Officer told us. “It’s definitely on the road map. Currently, every document, hearing and floor update you see in the app is tagged by the piece of legislation it is related to. Our next phase is to actually represent those relationships in the UI.” Related Posts Tags:#mobile#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img marshall kirkpatrick Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more