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first_imgStory Links Match Notes O’FALLON, Ill. – The Drake University women’s tennis team earned a 6-1 victory over Missouri-St. Louis on Friday at the St. Clair Tennis Club in O’Fallon, Ill. Drake will close out the weekend on Saturday as the Bulldogs squares off against SIUE. First serve is set for 12 p.m. 1. Herder, Tess/Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Lindal, Kristine/Bleuler,Salome (UMSL) 6-2 4. Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Hays,Annie (UMSL) 6-2, 6-1 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (4,1,2,3,6,5) 2. Brills, Summer/Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Prediger,Marina/Lunge,Leticia (UMSL) 6-3 “Tess played a great match to clinch for us. Mela stepped up and beat a tough opponent. We gained a lot of confidence going into tomorrow’s match,” said Tran. 2. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Bleuler,Salome (UMSL) 6-3, 6-2 Drake 6, Missouri-St. Louis 1Mar 02, 2018 at O’Fallon, Ill. (St. Clair Tennis Club)  6. Hauer,Jennifer (UMSL) def. Kozlowski, Alex (DU) 6-4, 6-2 Williams put the Bulldogs up 2-0 with her 6-2, 6-1 win over Annie Hays at No. 4 singles. Brills earned a straight set victory over Lindal, 6-4, 6-2, at No. 1 to give Drake a commanding 3-0 lead. 1. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Lindal, Kristine (UMSL) 6-4, 6-2 Herder clinched the match as she defeated Bleuler 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2 singles. Petushkova came back from being down a set to win, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3, while Mela Jaglarz recorded the final win of the day for the Bulldogs at No. 5. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 1-0 lead by securing the doubles point. Tess Herder and Liza Petushkova topped Kristine Lindal and Salome Bleuler, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, while Summer Brills and Kenya Williams clinched the point with a 6-3 victory at No. 2. “UMSL is a very good team. I am very pleased with how the team competed today. They displayed so much grit and they hustled for every ball,” said Drake head coach Mai-Ly Tran. 3. Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Prediger,Marina (UMSL) 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 Doubles competition Box Score 5. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) def. Lunge,Leticia (UMSL) 7-6, 6-4 3. Auclair,Janet/Hays,Annie (UMSL) def. Kozlowski, Alex/Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-2 Singles competition  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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first_imgAdvocate Barry Roux is representing Oscar Pistorius in his murder trial. (Image: Graphic by Mary Alexander. Background image courtesy of Jonny Ross, Flickr) • South Africa’s justice system • Oscar and the photo of the witness • Pistorius trial: open justice or trial by media? • A media guide to the Oscar Pistorius trial • The media and open justiceLucille DavieParalympian Oscar Pistorius, in court for allegedly murdering his girlfriend of four months, Reeva Steenkamp, on 14 February 2013, is represented by senior council Barry Roux.Roux, an advocate for more than 30 years, is a formidable legal eagle, known for wearing witnesses down. In Pistorius’s bail application in the weeks after the Steenkamp’s death, Roux grilled police detective, Hilton Botha, who cracked under relentless questioning, admitting that his facts were doubtful, and that Pistorius would not be a flight risk. Pistorius’s bail was secured at R1-million and Roux convinced the court to relax some of its strict bail conditions a month later.The first witness to be called in the Pistorius trial, Michelle Burger, took the stand for a day and a half, and withstood repeated grilling by Roux, bravely sticking to her story under pressure. Subsequent witnesses have endured his persistent questioning, with Pistorius’s former girlfriend, Samantha Taylor, breaking down in tears twice during her testimony, with the court having to have a recess to allow her to recover.Roux was admitted to the Bar in 1982. His practice comprises criminal, insurance, delictual, aviation, matrimonial, medical negligence, general contractual and liquidation work.He has had some high profile clients, defending South Africa-based businessman, Dave King, who had had the highest unpaid tax bill ever, at R2.3-billion. The bill was reduced to R700-million. Roux also represented Johannesburg Consolidated Investments chairman, Brett Kebble, now deceased, on charges of tax evasion. The charges were withdrawn in 2007.Mannie Witz, an advocate with the Bridge Group at the Johannesburg Bar, says of Roux: “He is a very experienced criminal lawyer, and quite a likeable fellow.” Witz says he has worked with Roux over the past 35 years. Roux has been a South African Police Services advocate for many years, and still takes on the bigger criminal cases for them. “He is very, very professional, and very competent,” adds Witz.Roux is a hardworking but private person, says Witz, and a gentleman and a family man. “He is always very well prepared, and a very decent guy.”Roux is a member of the Advocates Group 21, a professional body of 101 advocates who practise in the High Courts and other courts of South Africa and neighbouring countries.“Our members are committed to the highest standards of a professional and ethical legal practice, and are equally committed to transformation initiatives internally, and at the Johannesburg Bar, to ensure that the practice remains highly esteemed and legitimate,” indicates the organisation’s website.Members of the group practise in all the fields of law traditionally dealt with by advocates, including constitutional law and human rights, labour law, criminal law, matrimonial matters, banking law, company law, liquidations, aviation law and intellectual property. Services rendered include litigation, mediation and arbitration, attending enquiries and commissions, and appearing in all forums generally permitted by the rules of conduct set by the Bar, including as the presiding officials at hearings.“The Group has actively sought to transform the bar and to help redress the imbalances of the past. It has a dedicated fund aimed at ensuring that new and previously disadvantaged members get access to quality work and clients.”last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest No matter what crops they raise, all farmers are dependent on the weather to make a living. Planting and harvesting both have to be done in a timely manner within a fairly narrow period of time and sometimes Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate.Unpredictable weather is a problem that all farmers face, but lately I have been feeling particularly sympathetic toward hay farmers. Rain can often be a blessing for farmers, but some of the recent rains have been a thorn in the side of some local hay farmers as they are constantly are faced with the gamble of whether or not the weather will stay dry enough to bale hay.Just last week I was taking a drive through Knox County when I saw first hand several hay farmers that had gambled on no rain and lost. An unpredicted rain pounded down on their freshly mowed hay fields. We all have witnessed rain falling from the sky on days when no rain was predicted; normally that rain is only a slight inconvenience, but it was a pretty large problem for these farmers with mowed hay fields.Hopefully this hay season will turn out to be a good one with more hay farmers winning rather than losing the battle with mother nature and her unpredictable rains.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Spotty statewide brought relief to some, but left many others to contend with the effects of continued hot and dry weather, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 6.3 days available for fieldwork for the week ending July 24th . The only crop benefitting from conditions was oats, where lack of rainfall kept disease at bay and sped harvest well ahead of the five year average. Conditions favored cutting and baling of dry hay, but did little for regrowth and yields. Many livestock producers have been feeding hay as well, creating concerns for a potential hay shortage during the upcoming winter. Wheat harvest concluded for all but a few fields. The harsh conditions were reflected in condition ratings. Corn rated good to excellent fell to 60 percent from 64 percent last week. Leaf rolling was a common sight, and early firing of stalks was observed in some areas, possibly due to the nitrogen loss experienced during the wet spring. Soybean condition registered less of an effect dropping to 64 percent from 66 percent last week. Worse declines were seen in pasture and hay. Harvest and marketing of fresh market vegetables was underway.Read the full report herelast_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 10-30-17We are looking for a better weather to start the week. We have a warm front sitting off to the west in IL and WI that will try and move east through the day today. We don’t think this will yield a full out warm front passage all the way over here in Ohio, but it will be a nudge in the right directions. Winds have a hard time doing more than turning west today, and we will not see significant warming, just temps moderating a bit today after the cold weekend. . Sunshine probably plays the biggest role in getting us a little farther away from those cold temps. We have no significant weather action today or tomorrow outside of sunshine.We had been looking for our next front to move in here for Wednesday. That front is slowing just a bit, and the rains could be drawn out. Most of Wednesday will be dry, but clouds build. Then we see better rain chances overnight Wednesday night and Thursday, but the action is really only hit and miss. The best rain potential comes early Friday morning, when the front finally ends up crossing the state, and giving better rain coverage. At this time, the best way to play this system is to plan for some hit and miss action as early as Wednesday evening. Rain totals will be (combined through Friday midday) at .1”-.7” with coverage at 80% of the state.We dry down to finish Friday, and Saturday looks good as well with minor high pressure passing quickly through. But, we have a big, nasty weather system coming in shortly after.We have been talking about a system for the 5th through the 7th for nearly a week now, and it is still headed this way. Action breaks out overnight Saturday night through the day Sunday. It will be hit and miss, and there will be plenty of breaks in the action. A big lull settles in for Monday, and then we get waylaid again for Tuesday. The first wave is minor with a few hundredths to perhaps half an inch Saturday night through Sunday. The Monday night Tuesday event has half to 1.5” rain potential with it, and we could see some thunderstorms if the timing is right. This is a big event, and looks to stretch one more day longer than our initial forecast was talking last week. That is mostly due to a slowing front, and a stretching of the precipitation over a larger geographic area. Still, it will be a significant rain event, and will bring field work potential to a halt. The map above shows 6 day rain totals that encompass the strong system this weekend through midweek next week.Colder air comes in behind that storm complex, and we retreat back to near normal levels. WE should be dry from the 8th on into the start of the extended period. In the extended forecast window, we are watching a strong storm complex exiting the central and southern plains around the 11th into the 12th. Right now, there appears to be potential for that system to miss us to the south. However we think that the system will track farther north as we get closer to the event, so we are looking at another potential big rain maker for those days here, particularly over the southern third of the state.last_img read more

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first_imgTesla has started manufacturing its long-awaited photovoltaic (PV) roofing tiles at a new factory in Buffalo, New York, and customers who plunked down $1,000 deposits last year could start to see their new roofs in the next few months, Reuters reported.The roof tiles come in four versions, all with a tempered glass top surface that conceal solar cells. Tiles can be made to look like slate and clay tile, and also come with a smooth or textured surface. Tesla pitched the product to homeowners who wanted the benefits of solar energy but didn’t want to look at conventional panels and racks.Tesla originally hoped to be installing solar roofs last summer, and the company began taking $1,000 deposits last May. But until now installations have been limited to a dozen or more employees, including CEO Elon Musk and Chief Technical Officer JB Straubel, who got them as part of a pilot program last year.The company has not disclosed how many orders it’s taken for the tiles, but Reuters says Tesla has started surveying the homes of customers who put in orders and should be starting to install the roofs in the next few months. RELATED ARTICLES SolarCity is Getting Into the Roofing Shingle BusinessTesla Will Take Your Solar Roof Order NowDetails on Tesla’s Solar Shingles Are Slow to Emerge Will a Merged Tesla-SolarCity Put a Solar-Powered Battery in Every Home?center_img The website Futurism said potential customers have been limited to the smooth or textured glass tiles to date, with the tile and slate versions to be available later this year.Early versions of the tile were made at a plant in Fremont, California, but the company has now transferred production to its “Gigafactory 2” in Buffalo. The tiles are being made at in a partnership with Panasonic Corporation.Eventually, the company wants to produce PV panels with a combined capacity of 2 gigawatts per year. There are some 500 employees working in the plant now, far fewer than Tesla will need to employ in order to meet terms of a deal with the state of New York. According to a post at Greentech Media, New York committed $750 million to the 1.2 million-square-foot plant as long as Tesla could create more than 1,460 jobs in the Buffalo area by the time it’s fully up to speed.Tesla has said that a PV roof could cost between 10% and 15% less than a conventional roof plus rack-mounted PV panels. Electrical output would be set by mixing power-producing tiles with identical looking blanks. Customers can order a roof at the company’s website with a refundable $1,000 deposit. A calculator estimates the amount of roof that should be covered with the tiles, how much electricity the roof should generate, and the net cost of the tiles over their 30-year life span.last_img read more

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first_imgView comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kent Salado paced the Chiefs, who suffered their fourth consecutive defeat and fell to 2-5, in scoring with 14 points but needed 14 shots. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPrince Eze dominated anew and University of Perpetual Help downed struggling Arellano University, 68-59, in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Eze was a man among boys as he finished with 23 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks to power the Altas to their third win in seven outings.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses “We just really wanted to win,” said Perpetual Help coach Jimwell Gican in Filipino.GJ Ylagab added a near double-double with 11 points and eight rebounds while Gab Dagangon chipped in 10 points and six rebounds for the Altas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEze anchored Perpetual Help’s defense, which limited Arellano’s shooting to just 29 percent, including 5-of-26 from deep.The Altas, meanwhile, shot a decent 43 percent from the field. LOOK: James Harden flaunts ripped physique ahead of new season MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes03:32NCAA Season 93 Preview: Perpetual Help Altas00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago LATEST STORIES Read Nextlast_img read more

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first_imgThe India ‘A’ women’s hockey team will look to gain much needed exposure when it takes on France ‘A’ in the opening match of four-game series in Lucknow on Friday.The Indian team, led by skipper Salima Tete, comprises of players from the Indian Development Women’s Core Group and will look to put their skills to test against a France side who have a mixture of youth and experience in their 21-member squad.”We are all very excited to be playing at home in Lucknow and Gorakhpur against a French team who will give us tough competition in the four Matches,” said India ‘A’ women’s hockey team coach Baljeet Singh.”These matches will help us in developing these players to play together as a unit, and to understand the different strategies that we want to implement.”The fact that we are playing in-front of home support makes it even more exciting for the girls as it will be a proud moment for them.”Singh said playing such matches will help in the development of the players.”When it comes to the junior teams, we have limited competitions throughout the year so I welcome the move from Hockey India and the French Hockey Federation to play bilateral matches,” said the Indian coach.India ‘A’ Women’s Team will be embarking on a new journey from 8th February 2019 when they host visitors @FF_Hockey in Lucknow. Here’s a look at the schedule! #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/oVkFeayBEAHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) February 6, 2019Coach of the India ‘A’ Women’s Team, Baljeet Singh, is optimistic about the upcoming tournament as it will prove to be a great platform for budding players. #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/YzIt1o5RmsadvertisementHockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) February 7, 2019″Such initiatives will help us in implementing different tactics and combinations that we practice during camps, and gives us the opportunity to develop these players for bigger challenges.”After the opening match, the two teams will travel to Gorakhpur for the second match on February 10. They will then return to Lucknow to play the third and fourth matches on February 12 and February 13 respectively.Also Read | India bids to host men’s or women’s hockey World Cup in 2023last_img read more

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