Danny Jacobs eyes title, bigger place in middleweight picture

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jacobs meets Sergiy Derevyanchenko inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden, with the winner taking the IBF’s vacant version of the 160-pound title.There’s been a flurry of changes within the division lately, with Alvarez owning half of the four major titles after edging longtime champion Golovkin last month in their rematch. Demetrius Andrade won the other belt last week, and Jacobs (34-2, 29 KOs) can put his name on the list of champions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe 31-year-old from Brooklyn fell just short last year against Golovkin, who hasn’t announced plans for his return from his first loss. And Jacobs would love a first chance at Alvarez, who is challenging for a 168-pound title in his next fight but is expected to return to middleweight afterward.“Many believe and I’m one of them that he beat Gennady Golovkin in this building, and if that’s the case I believe you have every right to call him the best middleweight in the world,” said Eddie Hearn, Jacobs’ promoter. “But on Saturday he has a chance to do that and to move forward to those super fights, those other defining fights that could be out there: a Golovkin rematch, a Canelo fight, a unification fight with Andrade. These are the nights that lay ahead for Danny Jacobs and I know what it means to him to be victorious on Saturday night.” LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, WBA middleweight boxing champion Danny Jacobs acknowledges the crowd during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the New Orleans Pelicans, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jacobs meets Sergiy Derevyanchenko, Saturday night, Oct. 27, 2018, inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden, with the winner taking the IBF’s vacant version of the 160-pound title. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)NEW YORK — Whenever Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin are ready to get back to business in the middleweight division, Danny Jacobs wants to be there waiting.If he wins Saturday, he’d be waiting with a belt around his waist.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil It would mean getting by an opponent he knows well. Jacobs and Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) have sparred together and both trained under Andre Rozier, who will remain with Jacobs for the HBO-televised bout. Gary Stark Sr., whom Jacobs has also worked with, is training the Ukrainian for the fight.“So to see these guys on the opposite side of the ring come fight night, it’s going to be bittersweet,” Jacobs said. “We all knew each other for a very, very long time, so it’s almost as if we’re like family. But this is why we do it, for the love of the sport.”And for opportunities like Saturday, which have eluded the 32-year-old Derevyanchenko. A decorated amateur who had more than 400 fights, he’s had trouble finding work as a professional. Even Golovkin wasn’t interested in taking a fight with him when the first date for the Alvarez rematch had to be scrapped because of the Mexican’s positive drug test. Derevyanchenko was the IBF’s mandatory challenger, but Golovkin didn’t pursue a bout so he could wait for Alvarez to be reinstated. The organization backed a challenge from Derevyanchenko’s management, forcing the title off Golovkin and giving the Ukrainian a chance to win it in his first title shot.“This guy’s had a rough road as a pro. Almost impossible to get him fights,” promoter Lou DiBella said. “We had to pull a lot of political machinations and legal machinations and all sorts of stuff to get him to this position, and I’m thrilled that we were able to.“He had to sit and wait out his opportunity as the No. 1 mandatory. He couldn’t make himself unavailable so he had to be relatively inactive and then all of a sudden Danny Jacobs was the next guy in the rankings, and all of a sudden there’s a huge fight for Sergiy, the fight he’s been waiting his whole life for.”ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mookie Betts: “Pretty cool” to be feted for feeding homeless Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ It comes at the end of a card that also includes Puerto Rico’s Alberto Machado defending a 130-pound title against Yuandale Evans, and a rematch of Heather Hardy’s 2016 victory over Shelly Vincent.Derevyanchenko predicted the main event would be a “big war.” Jacobs, a survivor of a rare form of bone cancer, is ready for it.“I fight with glory, I fight with guts, I fight with skill,” Jacobs said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

Lawrence grilled on $150M new head office, lab for GA-FDD

first_imgAs the consideration of the 2019 Budget Estimates continued on Thursday, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was grilled by the parliamentary Opposition on the construction of a new head office for her Ministry, as well as for the construction of a state-of-the-art laboratory for the Government Analysis-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD).Under the Ministry’s Policy Development and Administration programme, there was an allocation of $438.9 million for “provision for buildings” under Capital Expenditures and according to Minister Lawrence, some $150 million of thisPublic Health Minister Volda Lawrence in the National Assembly on Thursdayamount has been allocated to the construction of the new head office for the Public Health Ministry. She explained that the project, which cost a total of $365.487 million, is being carried out in phases and is currently in the first phase.Opposition parliamentarian, Dr Frank Anthony pointed out that this is a multi-year project and funds were also allocated in the 2018 Budget as such, he enquired about the cost of each phase.However, the Minister said they do not have the “costing for the other two phases”.At this point, Dr Anthony asked about the design and engineer’s estimate. “I would imagine that a Ministry steep in planning would be able to [provide cost of each phases] and more so, that they have phased the construction. Can the Minister please explain to us about the design and the overall cost? If there isn’t an engineer’s estimate, what are we doing in phase one?”In response, Lawrence reiterated that the cost for the other two phases of the project is not available. But she did note, however, that works will commence in 2019 for the design of the second phase.The 2017 Auditor General’s report had reported that the $365 million contract was awarded to the lowest of the eight bidders, against the engineer’s estimate of $546.751 million. However, the Auditor Generak had flagged that despite an advance payment of $71.365 million, the construction of the Ministry’s new head office was at a standstill almost one year after the contract was signed.Meanwhile, Dr Anthony continued grilling the Public Health Minister, questioningOpposition MP, Dr Frank Anthonyher about the construction of the Food and Drug Lab. According to Minister Lawrence, of the allocated $438.9 million, some $210 million will be injected into this project, which will kick off next year.“This is very first time, we the citizens of Guyana, will be building a state-of-the-art laboratory. As a result, we sought to engage persons with the technical knowledge and persons with the experience that would have built such a facility. In 2019, we are going out for tender and according to our plan, by end of first half of 2019 we should be breaking ground to start to put that building,” she stated.Again, however, the Opposition MP pointed out that monies were allocated for this project in 2018. To this end, the Public Health Minister went on to detail that during last year works including: site preparation were completed; a temporary bridge; land clearing and grubbing of building footprint and construction of retaining wall on eastern end of compound were all done to the tune of $69.4 million. She added too that $8 million was expended for the construction of temporary perimeter fence around the construction site and a geo-technical investigation was completed for $2.9 million.Based on requests from the Opposition parliamentarian, the Minister further disclosed that $20 million each was paid for consultancy services for both the construction of the laboratory as well as for the Ministry’s head office.Lawrence further explained that the design for the new head office building, which is located on Brickdam, commenced in house but they later sought the services of an external consultant – Vicab Guyana Limited – at the cost of $5 million. Meanwhile, she noted that another $12.5 million was expended on consultancy services for the Food and Drug Lab, which was awarded to Jamaican company, William Harris TTSL.According to the Public Health Minister, while the design for the laboratory is completed, the one for the Ministry’s head office is now undergoing some corrections.Juan Edghill, a second-bencher on the Opposition’s side, enquired whether if at the time of the contract signing for phase one of works on the new head officer, the contractor was given a design to work along with. The Minister responded in the affirmative but noted that corrections had to be made.Nevertheless, following the consideration of the estimates for the other programmes under the Public Health Ministry, the Committee of Supply on Thursday evening approved the budgeted sum allocated for the Ministry.last_img read more

Big reward for Telkom as sponsor renews deal

first_img0Shares0000Speaking during the presentation of the sponsorship cheque to the team, at the City Park Hockey Stadium, Telkom CEO Aldo Mareuse pledged the company’s continued support to the team.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 – The dominant Telkom Ladies Hockey team got a perfect gift for bagging a record successive 20th league title after title sponsor Telkom on Tuesday renewed their sponsorship to a tune of Sh12m.The team is scheduled to depart for Accra, Ghana to defend their African continental title and they will go smiling since the sponsorship will cover the team’s allowances, kit requirements and training throughout the year. Speaking during the presentation of the sponsorship cheque to the team, at the City Park Hockey Stadium, Telkom CEO Aldo Mareuse pledged the company’s continued support to the team.“The long-standing relationship is borne out of our passion for the sport as well as the stellar performance of the team. We are excited about this team that remains the pride of Kenya on the African hockey stage. Over the years, it has continued to grow, withstanding the test of time and competition both locally and in Africa,” Mareuse said.The event also served as a send-off for the team that is leaving for Accra to defend their title at the 2018 African Cup for Clubs Championship set for January 20 to 28, 2018.The tournament that will be held at the Theodosia Okoe Hockey Stadium is the 30th edition. The Telkom Ladies Hockey team has won the continental title cumulatively nine times with the last five being consecutive wins.Head coach Jos Openda, who has been with the team since 1989, thanked Telkom for its support that has enabled the team to continually grow.“We continue to conquer the Kenyan and African pitches because of Telkom’s unwavering support. We are energized and look forward to another opportunity to successfully defend our continental title in Accra,” Openda asserted.Members from the Telkom Ladies Hockey team currently make up 11 of the 20 main players on the Kenya National Ladies Hockey Team.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Moody resigns as Crystal Palace director of football

first_imgIain Moody has resigned from his role as director of football at Crystal Palace with immediate effect, the club has announced.A newspaper article on Thursday morning detailed damaging text messages between Moody and former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, and he has now tendered his resignation.The Football Association is investigating a dossier on the conduct of Moody and Mackay which was submitted to the governing body by Cardiff City.Crystal Palace will make no further comment at this stage. 1 Iain Moody (centre) with Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish last_img read more


first_imgAs National Heritage Week starts on Saturday, August 18 and runs until Sunday, August 26, people in Donegal are being urged to take part in this year’s extensive programme of events. County Donegal is the county with the most events taking place in the country outside Dublin, Cork and Galway.“Heritage Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the heritage of County Donegal” explains Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer. “Indeed, County Donegal is one of the places to be during Heritage Week with over 90 events already planned in the county during that week, most of which are free. Tremendous credit must go the many heritage organisations, community groups and individuals who organise events often on a voluntary basis. Anchored by events organised by Glenveagh National Park and Cultural Services, Donegal County Council, it means that there’s lots of choice for residents and visitors alike.”National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council & Local Authority Heritage Officers with support from Fáilte Ireland. Speaking about Heritage Week.Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D. said “It is fantastic to see the popularity of National Heritage Week grow each year as more and more people across Ireland engage with it, organising and attending events in their community. The range of events taking place during National Heritage Week demonstrates the diversity and importance of Ireland’s heritage.“Now more than ever, the contribution that heritage makes to local and national economic development, as well as to Ireland’s tourism offering, is being recognised. I would strongly encourage people in all parts of Ireland to get involved and to take part in National Heritage Week activities in their locality”. Michael Starrett, Chief Executive of The Heritage Council said “Each year we are seeing a huge increase in the number of individuals and groups getting involved in the week. Seven years ago just 500 events took place for National Heritage Week, this year the week has hit a record high, with over 1,400 events already registered. Based on last year’s events by the time Heritage Week comes round that figure will have risen to well over 1,500 events. We expect over 600,000 people to attend events across the country, meaning a huge knock-on economic effect for local communities.” There are over 90 ‘Heritage Week’ events taking place in County Donegal and include family open days, guided walks, built heritage open houses, heritage site visits, fieldtrips, exhibitions, illustrated presentations, photographic competition, children’s activities, genealogical research, storytelling sessions, traditional music, craft fairs and traditional skills demonstrations.The Cultural Services Division of Donegal County Council (which includes Archives, Arts, Heritage, Library, Museum, Regional Cultural Centre and Public Art services) has organised, or is hosting, 20 free ‘Heritage Week’ events.Glenveagh National Park has a full programme of events including free weekend days, guided nature walks and garden tours, birds of prey displays, natural heritage educational activities (including National Park Adventure Days), medieval weaponry display, storytelling, craft stalls, traditional music, song and dance, and children’s entertainment.Week-long events include a photographic exhibition on leisure and sport in the Twin Towns area in the Ballybofey Branch Library; heritage wall display, art and craftwork at the Burtonport Welcome Centre; photographic account of Féile Grianan Áiligh at Carndonagh Community Library; the ‘Sites of Reverie’ summer exhibition at Cavanacor House in Ballindrait; the ‘Donegal Diaspora: Tracing Your Family History’ exhibition in the Central Library in Letterkenny; Fahan Heritage Walks starting from St. Mura’s Graveyard in Fahan; an exhibition on the genealogy of the Parish of Kilcar in Áislann Chill Chartha, Kilcar; an exhibition on ‘Poster Art of the Olympics’ and an exhibition on parades, marches and processions entitled ‘Marching Colours’ in the County Museum, Letterkenny; an exhibition celebrating the unique history of Gweedore in Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair in Derrybeg; a photographic exhibition on Milford’s built and natural heritage in Milford Community Library; a collection of old photographs from the 1950s taken around the parish of Moville in Moville Branch Library; and ‘The 5th Birthday Show’ at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny.A day-by-day outline of the all ‘Heritage Week’ events in available on the County Donegal Heritage Office website at: www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage or on the Heritage Week website at: www.heritageweek.ie Selected daily highlights include:Saturday, August 18: Join Joseph Brennan for a Red Grouse Walk at Cró na mBraonáin, Shallogans, Fintown (9:30 a.m.). There’s an open day at the Killybegs International Carpet-Making & Fishing Centre (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) and an exhibition and presentation on ‘Rutland Shipwrecks & Maritime Archaeology’ in Burtonport organised by the Burtonport Heritage Group in association with the Underwater Archaeology Unit of the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht (12 noon). BirdWatch Ireland hosts a Tory Island Heritage Walk (1 p.m.). Traditional cottages that have been conserved and restored are open to the public in the Dungloe area between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Archaeologist Paula Harvey will lead a guided tour of megalithic tombs in Kilclooney (2:30 p.m.).Sunday, August 19:There’s an open day at Dunfanaghy Workhouse (10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and a Family Fun Day at Donegal Castle (12 noon to 5 p.m.). A Wonderful Fair Day is planned at Glebe House, Church Hill (12 noon to 5 p.m.). There’s a guided walk along the Burtonport Railway (2 p.m.) while the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will be hosting land-based whale watches at St. John’s Point and at Malin Head (2 p.m.). An Taisce have organised a boat tour of Lough Swilly departing from Rathmullan Pier (3 p.m.). There are also guided fieldtrips in Ballyshannon, Kilcar, Fahan and Glencolmcille.Weekdays: A full breakdown of daily events is available on the County Donegal Heritage Office website at: www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage. Craft workshops are being held at The Erratic Makers in Dungloe and in Dunfanaghy Workhouse on various days throughout the week. On Monday evening, local historian Helen Meehan will give a presentation on ‘The Background to the Ulster Covenant’ in the Central Library, Letterkenny (6 p.m.). The newly-formed Ballybofey & Stranorlar District History Society will lead a history trail of the Twin Towns on Monday evening also (7 p.m.). There’s a knitting gathering at Sean Scoil Tráighéanach, Cloghbolie on Tuesday (8 p.m.). The biodiversity to be found along the Burtonport Railway line will be explored in a guided walk with ecologist John Wann on Wednesday (3 p.m.). The built and cultural heritage takes centre stage on Wednesday evening with a guided tour of Raphoe and Beltany Stone Circle by the Raphoe Heritage Project (6:30 p.m.) and a fieldtrip to the Stone Age Tombs of Glencolmcille with archaeologist Paddy O’Donovan (7 p.m.). There’s a talk on the Donegal Currach in Gweedore Community Library (7 p.m.) on Wednesday and an evening of storytelling and song at Fort Dunree (8 p.m.). Birds of prey will be on display in Ionad Teampaill Chróine in Dungloe on Thursday (11 a.m.). The conservation of the built heritage of Brownhall, Ballintra will be outlined in an on-site presentation and tour also on Thursday (2:30 p.m.). There’s a lecture on the life and work of Harry Percival Swan in Buncrana Community Library (4 p.m.) and a natural heritage tour of Ros Bán Gardens and the Carnone Woodlands near Raphoe (5:45 p.m.) on Thursday too. Marc Geagan will give a presentation entitled ‘The Independent Republic of Bundoran’ in Bundoran Community Library on Thursday (8 p.m.). On Friday, there’s an opportunity to visit the restoration of stone-slated cottages at Roshin, Dunfanaghy with Caroline Dickson Architects (10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). The Burtonport Heritage Group have organised a walk through the built heritage and history of Burtonport on Friday (3 p.m.). On Friday evening, there’s a celebration of the music, storytelling and folklore of the Bluestacks/Na Cruacha Gorma in St. Connell’s Museum in Glenties (8:30 p.m.).Saturday, August 25:Local historian Helen Meehan will lead a guided tour of local heritage sites in the Inver area organised by the Inver Community Centre History Group (11 a.m.). the Rosses Anglers’ Association will host a ‘Fun with Fly Fishing’ event (12 noon – 4 p.m.). A fieldtrip of local heritage sites with Cary Meehan leaves from Dunfanaghy Workhouse at 2 p.m. while the McGlinchey Association hosts a guided walk in Clonmany at 2:30 p.m.Sunday, August 26:On the closing day of ‘Heritage Week’, Donegal Castle has a medieval weaponry display (12 noon to 5 p.m.). At Oakfield Park in Raphoe, it’s ‘Steam Sunday’ with working model exhibits by the Donegal Railway Heritage Centre (12 noon – 6 p.m.). Newmills Corn & Flax Mills near Letterkenny has a demonstration of stone-ground corn milling (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.). There are presentations on World War II plane crashes in the Inishowen Maritime Museum in Greencastle at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. There are fieldtrips in Carrowmenagh (2 p.m.) organised by the Tremone Historical Society and at Bulaba Mountain (2:30 p.m.) organised by the McGlinchey Association in Inishowen. There is the annual mass in the thirteenth-century Tullaghbegley historic graveyard near Falcarragh at 3 p.m. while the Donegal Historical Society host one of its annual field days in Bundoran also at 3 p.m.The County Donegal Heritage Office, Cultural Services, Donegal County Council has produced the highly-popular, pocket-size ‘Heritage Week Event Guide for County Donegal’ again this year and it is available free-of-charge from libraries, public service centres, museums, heritage centres and tourist offices and on-line at the County Donegal Heritage Office website at: www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage. Updates are available on the National Heritage Week website at: www.heritageweek.iePhoto 1 caption:Cover of the free County Donegal ‘Heritage Week’ Event Guide compiled by the County Donegal Heritage Office and available from libraries, museums, heritage centres and tourist offices in the county.ENDSFor further information, please contact:Joseph GallagherHeritage Officer,County Donegal Heritage Office,Donegal County Council,Station Island,Lifford.Telephone: (074) 917 2576E-mail: heritage@donegalcoco.ieYOUR A TO Z OF EVENTS IN DONEGAL DURING HERITAGE WEEK was last modified: August 18th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:donegalHeritage Weeklast_img read more

Atletico star won’t be joining Man United… he’s just signed a NINE-YEAR deal

first_imgSaul Niguez has put an end to speculation over his future by signing a new NINE-YEAR contract with Atletico Madrid.The 22-year-old midfielder is widely regarded as one of the best young players on the planet.He has been a regular for the LaLiga giants over the past three years and enhanced his reputation this summer with some stunning performances for Spain Under-21s at Euro 2017.Niguez’s impressive form has seen him catch the attention of other elite clubs across Europe, including Barcelona and Manchester United.But the youngster insisted earlier this week he had no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid – and is now tied to the club until 2026.“I am very happy because at Atletico we are a family and there is no better place to be,” Níguez said in a statement.“I will work my full potential on the field as always to pay back the trust that the club is giving to me.“I’d like to thank all my team-mates and the coaching staff for their help day by day so that I can be the player I am today.” 1 Saul Niguez was an outstanding performer for Spain Under-21s at Euro 2017 last_img read more

Murder conviction for ex-con upheld

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE Randolph was sentenced in August 2004 to 80 years to life in prison for the September 2002 slaying of 36-year-old Ricardo King, with whom detectives said the defendant had a long-running dispute. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com A state appellate court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Palmdale ex-convict who gunned down a man in front of his home as the victim’s stepchildren watched. Defendant Raymond Charles Randolph had argued that the trial court erred by not instructing the jury to consider that he had consumed tequila when it decided whether he had the required mental state to commit the crime. “Although the evidence showed appellant had been drinking, appellant presented no evidence that his drinking of 4 ounces of tequila had an effect on his entertaining the specific intent to kill,” the ruling from the Second District Court of Appeal said. “There was no evidence that appellant was intoxicated at the time of this offense, nor was there any evidence of the effect of any intoxication on his mental state at the time of the offense,” the ruling said. last_img read more

Football Routs Campbell, 45-10

first_img Box Score (HTML) “Our guys played great in every phase of the game from beginning to end. It was a whole team win,” said Drake head football coach Rick Fox. Campbell’s quarterback Daniel Smith, who is the nation’s leading rusher entering the game, mustered just 81 yards rushing, while throwing 10-of-22 for 147 yards and an interception. The Bulldogs (6-4, 5-2 PFL) used two big first-half plays to take a 14-0 lead. Cole Neary made a tough catch between two Camel defenders for a 37-yard reception to put the Bulldogs deep in Campbell territory. Two-plays later, Reichardt capped off the 73-yard scoring drive with a two-yard touchdown run, his fourth touchdown run of the season. Two possessions later, Doran beat the defender on a jump ball and then broke a tackle for a 68-yard touchdown catch to put Drake up 14-0. Story Links Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats PRAISE 940AM Jacksonville 11/18/2017 – 1 p.m. Kraemer capped off the 21-point Bulldog third-quarter with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Zach DeLeon, giving Drake a 35-3 lead. Box Score (PDF) The Bulldog defense limited Campbell (6-5, 5-3 PFL), who heading into the game averaged nearly 450 yards per game, to 327 yards of total offense. Sean Lynch and Kieran Severa tallied a team-high 11 tackles. Nathan Clayberg helped set the tone up front as he collected 10 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss and a sack. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster center_img Listen Live Watch Live Junior Drew Lauer led the Bulldog ground game with 79 yards and a touchdown, while Brock Reichardt and Tyler Updegraff tallied 56 and 51 yards rushing, respectively. “I was proud of the whole offense, because we were able to run the ball and throw the ball to keep them off balance. Grant did a great job making some big plays in the passing game. He led our offense and when he works our offense he is as good of a quarterback you will find,” said Fox. “I am so proud of Drew (Lauer), when he got injured last year they said it was a year and a half of recovery time. He came back in less than a year and to come back and have a big day today was huge.” BUIES CREEK, N.C. – A complete team performance propelled the Drake University football team to rout Campbell, 45-10, Saturday afternoon at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, N.C. The Camels managed to get on the board near the end of the second-quarter with a 30-yard field goal as Drake took a 14-3 lead into halftime. “Our defense played really well especially against a really tough quarterback. He is tough to contain and we did a great job,” said Fox. The Bulldogs continued to make big plays in the second-half as Drew Lauer wheeled off a 54-yard touchdown run and then Kraemer completed a 57-yard touchdown pass to Doran, extending Drake’s lead to 28-3 midway through the third-quarter. Senior Grant Kraemer put together a near perfect game as he completed 17-for-20 attempts for 369 yards passing and three touchdowns. Kraemer’s top target was junior Steven Doran, who recorded a career-best and game-high 170 yards receiving on four catches and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs were in full control heading in to the fourth-quarter, leading 35-10 and went on to tack on 10 fourth-quarter points for a final score of 45-10. The Bulldogs will close out the season on Saturday, Nov. 18 as they host Jacksonville. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

The BRICS Development Bank – How will it support African business and regional integration?

first_imgRoundtable discussion held at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Sandton, on Tuesday, 25th September 2012. Taking into account the rather unsatisfying track record of the Bretton Woods Institutions to address the needs of developing countries, and the institutions’ inability to find appropriate and effective solutions to the global financial crisis, the concept of a BRICS Development Bank – the proposal which was made at the 4th BRICS Leaders Summit in New Delhi in March 2012 – presents the opportunity for emerging economies to reshape the global financial architecture and to contribute to the reform of these institutions.Although the concept of a BRICS Development Bank is still being studied by a working group of the BRICS Finance Ministers, there are expectations, that the formation of such a bank could assist the African continent to realise much needed infrastructure projects and unlock the continent’s economic potential.Discussion document [PDF 200Kb]last_img read more

Brian Hill to fill Senate vacancy

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rep. Brian Hill of Zanesville was recently selected to the Ohio Senate to fill the vacancy created by U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson’s election to Congress. Previously serving the 97th District, Rep. Hill will now represent Fairfield, Hocking, Morgan, Muskingum and Guernsey counties, as well as portions of Pickaway and Athens counties.As a farmer himself, Rep. Hill has been a good leader and advocate for family farmers in the state. He’s had a sound, science-based approach to issues, and stayed focused on building partnerships among all stakeholders during his tenure as the Chair of the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.“We congratulate Rep. Hill on his new position,” said Scott Metzger, Ohio Soybean Association president and Ross County soybean farmer. “We’ve enjoyed working closely with him in the House and look forward to continuing that work with him in the Senate.”House Republicans will now select a successor to Rep. Hill in the 97th District.last_img read more