Huston Breaks Another School Record At The Musco Twilight

first_img Complete Results (PDF) 2016 Musco Twilight Iowa City, Iowa April 23, 2016 Drake Individual Women’s Results 200 Meters 8. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.46 11. Kaylen Rettig, 26.24 Print Friendly Version Story Links 2016 Musco Twilight Iowa City, Iowa April 23, 2016 Drake Individual Men’s Results 100 Meters 1. Pierce Vincent, 10.32 4. Aaron Chier, 10.59 5. Demetrius Shelton, 10.66 6. Kendall Owens, 10.79 200 Meters 2. Pierce Vincent, 21.32 7. Aaron Chier, 22.05 8. Kendall Owens, 22.20 400 Meters 16. Cory Erickson, 51.24 800 Meters 10. Alec Bognar, 2:00.61 11. John Freeman, 2:02.14 12. James Saxton, 2:17.74 1,500 Meters 14. Chris Kaminski, 4:04.28 3,000 Meters 6. Josh Yeager, 8:52.37 8. Ali Jandal, 9:09.03 4×100-Meter Relay 2. Owens, Shelton, Chier, Vincent, 40.50 High Jump 5. Ryan Cook, 6-5 6. Forest Moses, 6-3.25 Long Jump 7. Johnathan Osifuye, 21-8.75 Triple Jump 3. Johnathan Osifuye, 47-10.5 8. Sean Buczek, 44-8.25 9. Ethan Turner, 44-4.75 400 Meters 9. Kaylen Rettig, 58.65 10. Rai Ahmed-Green, 59.10 800 Meters 7. Laura Gann, 2:15.62 8. Meghan Kearney, 2:16.62 11. Kayla Giuliano, 2:18.73 12. Celeste Arteaga, 2:26.23 13. Samantha Nielsen, 2:27.98 14. Shelby Varney, 2:35.45 1,500 Meters 1. Emma Huston, 4:20.82 2. Taylor Scholl, 4:35.39 11. Cassie Aerts, 4:41.98 3,000 Meters 1. Bailee Cofer, 10:05.99 100-Meter Hurdles 9. Victoria Coombe, 14.62 400-Meter Hurdles 4. Victoria Coombe, 1:03.83 High Jump 5. Taylor Patton, 5-3.75 6. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-1.75 Pole Vault 2. Christina LeMunyon, 11-9.75 4. Kathryn Ambrose, 10-2 Long Jump 2. Kayla Bell, 19-8.25 Triple Jump 2. Kayla Bell, 40-1.5 IOWA CITY, Iowa – Drake University track and field senior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) shattered another school record on Saturday evening at the Musco Twilight on Saturday night at the University of Iowa.Huston turned in a time of 4:20.82 to win the 1,500 meters and break the previous school record by nearly three seconds. It was also a nine-second personal best for Huston who now owns four Drake school records.Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) also continued his stellar senior with a personal best and the second-fastest 100-meter time in school history at 10.32 to win the event. Later, he returned to the tack and finished second in the 200 meters in 21.32 to match a personal best and ran the anchor leg on the Bulldogs’ second-place 4×100-meter relay.In the longer distance events, Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) clocked a personal best for the Bulldogs to win the 3,000 meters in 10:05.99.”This team is having an amazing season with lots of personal bests today from Emma, Pierce and Bailee,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown. “We’re looking forward to carrying this momentum on to the Blue Oval next week at the Drake Relays.”However, the personal bests weren’t limited to the track on Saturday. Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) added to her stellar senior resume with a personal best in the long jump of 19-8.25 to finish second. The jump, which is the third-longest in school history, came on her final attempt of the competition.”Coach Brian Brown told Kayla right after that jump that it the best technical jump she’s done,” said Kaiser-Brown. “When they announced that 6-meter, personal best result it was awesome to see her hard work pay off like that.”Bell also finished second in the triple jump at 40-1.5, her best jump of the season.The teams will aim for more personal best and regional qualifying marks this week when they return to Drake Stadium for the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.last_img read more

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SA banking net spreads

first_imgFirst National Bank’s Ikezi Agency in Dobsonville, Soweto. (Image: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Wilma den HartighThe number of South Africans with bank accounts has increased considerably, and according to economists this is good news for the banking sector and the economy in general.Research conducted by TNS Research Surveys for advocacy group FinMark Trust reveals that the increase in bank account holders can mainly be attributed to the rollout of state grants to more than one in five South African adults. According to the report, Finscope 2008, about 55% of social grant recipients have opted to have funds deposited directly into their bank accounts.Face-to-face interviews with 3 900 people across the country revealed that the proportion of people in the banking sector had risen to 63% from less than 50% four years ago. Nearly 50% of South African citizens in the Living Standards Measure (LSM) 1 to 5 category banked last year, up from 35% two years ago.The South African Advertising Research Foundation’s LSM system is a widely used research tool, which divides the country’s population into 10 LSM groups – 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest.“The effect of billions of rands in social grants entering private bank accounts is hugely beneficial,” said Andrew Pampallis, an economist in the Banking Unit of the University of Johannesburg Department of Economics.He explained that even if the grant funds stay in bank accounts only overnight, it means that banks can lend more against that money.“The relatively small amounts of, say R1 000, are irrelevant, but the multiple small amounts are relevant,” he explained. And as the funds are transferred from one account into another, for example as payments to clothing or grocery stores, in turn the money flows back into the economy.Doret Els, an economist at the Efficient Group, agreed with the findings of the report. “Grants are a major contributing factor to more people getting bank accounts,” Els said. She added that it is encouraging that more people are entering the banking system, and that more participation of middle-income people are entering the banking system.ELS said banks have focused on attracting more people in the LSM 1 to 3 segments, through products such as the Mzansi savings account. This product was launched in 2004 by South Africa’s four major banks and PostBank to promote bank use among low-income people. The report also confirms this: of the banked population, 17.5% use an Mzansi account.Entry-level products such as ATM cards and savings or transaction accounts are the most used, while cellphone banking is used by only 4% of the total population.The report also showed that the number of borrowers is increasing. Last year the figure rose to 28% of the adult population (9.1-million people) from 13% the year before, with the wealthiest borrowing the most.“It is important for people to enter the banking system and eventually move up and get involved in more specialised savings,” Els said.But she warned that it is also crucial to manage the availability of credit, as some account holders are not able to afford the credit they are granted.Related articlesSA banks overtake global giants Standard Bank on the money South African banker soars in Australia Useful linksFinMark Trust TNS Research Surveys South African Advertising Research Foundation Standard Bank Absa Bank First National Bank Nedbanklast_img read more

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Keylor Navas: The unsung hero fails to rescue Costa Rica!

first_imgKeylor Navas, who conceded a tournament-low two goals in 5 games, couldn’t save Costa Rica against Netherlands Not even Keylor Navas could rescue Costa Rica this time.Statistical Highlights | Match Photos  The goalkeeper who made so many wonderful saves in this World Cup was outclassed in the penalty shootout that decided the quarterfinal against the Netherlands.But for 120 minutes – and for most of Costa Rica’s previous four matches at the tournament – Navas simply couldn’t be beat.In the first half alone Saturday, Navas made four saves that helped earn him the man of the match award, even after the Dutch won a shootout 4-3 after a 0-0 draw marked by 120 minutes of Dutch dominance.In the 29th minute, Navas denied Memphis Depay with his boot.Ten minutes later his diving, one-handed, effort to swat away a free kick from Wesley Sneijder would have stood as the save of the night if Tim Krul had not stopped two Costa Rica penalties in the shootout.And there were plenty more saves, too, all the way through extra time.But in the shootout, the Netherlands converted all four of their spot kicks.”Of course you want to stop the penalty, but they shot better and I could not stop them,” Navas said.Still, that shouldn’t cast a shadow on what Navas did against Uruguay, Italy and England in the group stage – or on the class he displayed against Greece and the Netherlands for 120 minutes in the knockout stages.It was largely thanks to Navas and an impenetrable defense that Costa Rica reached the last eight for the first time.advertisementIn five matches Navas conceded a tournament-low two goals and he couldn’t be blamed for either of them.The first was a penalty kick from Edinson Cavani in Costa Rica’s opening 3-1 win over Uruguay and the second was a rebound effort from Sokratis Papastathopoulos in the penalty-shootout win over Greece in the round of 16, which ended 1-1 after 120 minutes.Papastathopoulos scored only after Navas had stopped a shot from Theofanis Gekas with a diving effort – with Costa Rica down to 10 men. Then, in the ensuing shootout for that game, Navas made the only save, diving to swat away Gekas’ attempt.While the 27-year-old Navas may not have been well known until his run here, he recently enjoyed one of the best seasons of any goalkeeper in the Spanish league.Navas was credited with a La Liga-best 160 saves for Levante during his most recent club season. He had 16 clean sheets and allowed 39 goals, meaning he stopped a La Liga-best 80.1 percent of the shots he faced.No wonder Levante had offers for Navas from European runner-up Atletico Madrid even before the World Cup began. Now, though, Navas’ transfer fee could well have doubled.last_img read more

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4 motorcyclists killed in road crash

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Tihar is not just a jail

first_imgThe Bollywood number Abhi Mujhe Kahin Baaki Thodi Si Hai Zindagi was among the many songs performed by the artistes of the band Flying Souls on Wednesday. This band is one that you don’t hear every day. The band is formed by the inmates of Tihar. It was interesting to see on the book launch at the Air Force Auditorium, how the inmates, with the help of the Police Department have made something of their lives in Tihar. The Coffee Table Book of Delhi prisons was launched by Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament and S K Shrivastava, Cheif Secretary, GNCT of Delhi.  The launch was held under the guidance of Director General (Prisons), Vimla Mehra. A spirited lady, she spoke of what one can expect in the book. She also spoke of how she has made constant efforts of reformation and rehabilitation of the prisoners. Also interestingly, the cover of the book is made of Khadi. That cloth has been made by the inmates. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Meenakshi Lekhi commented jokingly at this saying, ‘I told Vimla that the cloth quality is so fine. If you guys weave this cloth, I will wear sarees made only of this cloth then. I wioll be your brand ambassador (laughs). And if I wear it in the sansad, you can imagine the impact it will have.’T M Bhasin, CMD, Indian Bank was also present. Indian Bank has extended their hand towards Tihar Ashram, as they call it, for recruiting the people at insensitive positions once they are out of the prison. It was a very welcomed gesture by the various bureaucrats sitting in the event. Eminent people like Kiran Bedi and Vartika Nanda were also present at the launch. A book was also presented to Kiran Bedi who is seen as the foundation of the reform movement in Tihar. The launch ended with a scintillating performance by the Flying Souls band. The song, Tinka Tinka Tihar written by Vimla Mehra and Nanda ended the occasion.last_img read more

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Low sunlight exposure increases cancer risk

first_imgPersons residing at higher latitudes, with lower sunlight exposure and greater prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, are at greater risk of developing cancer, including leukemia, a type of blood cancer, new research reveals.Analysing data on leukemia incidence rates in 172 countries, the researchers found that people living in higher latitudes are at least two times at greater risk of developing leukemia than equatorial populations.“These results suggest that much of the burden of leukemia worldwide is due to the epidemic of vitamin D deficiency we are experiencing in winter in populations distant from the equator,” said Cedric Garland, adjunct professor at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the US. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Leukemia rates were highest in countries relatively closer to the poles, such as Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Ireland, Canada and the United States. They were lowest in countries closer to the equator, such as Bolivia, Samoa, Madagascar and Nigeria, the findings showed. “People who live in areas with low solar ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure tend to have low levels of vitamin D metabolites in their blood,” Garland said. “These low levels place them at high risk of certain cancers, including leukemia,” Garland noted.The findings were published online in the journal PLOS One.last_img read more

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Drape the nine yard wonder in different styles

first_imgNew Delhi: There are several ways of draping a sari which can make you look different and help you stand out in a crowd. Accessorise it with a waistband or team your sari with a jacket, suggest experts. Chantilly lace is used more in saris than any other type, owing to their classic, timeless look. It is advisable to go for pastel shades as they enhance that graceful look of a lace sari.Drape the sari as lehenga and pallu over a designer crop top. This is a modern look and is also very unique way of wearing a sari. You can accessorise with a waistband and minimal jewellery.Invest in a stitched sari. Slip in, zip up and simply pin the pallu as you wish as oit also saves time for some.A cross between the modern gown and traditional sari, a sari gown involves minimal draping and is pre-designed and structured to look like a gown, with a sophisticated pallu flowing across the shoulders gracefully. The look can further be enhanced with embellishments of karigari on the pallu.Rather than a lace sari, opt to pair a simple sari with a lace jacket. Jackets with embellishments and contrasting colours can help get a unique look.Apart from saris, lace blouses can add a lot of slinky charm to your sari, when teamed perfectly. Its intricate beauty can infuse glamour to a sari. To get it perfect, go for a full-sleeve lace blouse or a cut work blouse especially if you are opting for a fancy bash or then opt for chinese collars or boat necks for the casual outtings.When wearing a lace outfit the accessories need to be very subdued whereas the the make-up needs to be very distinct and the blouse can be of contrasting colour. Classic colours like black and red are best suited for lace outfits.Experiment with silhouettes fabrics and make unusual combinations of it.last_img read more

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