Live Stats Drake Game Notes Audio Story Links Video Dayton Game Notes Tickets DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University football team returns to Drake Stadium Saturday as it hosts the Dayton Flyers. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.Saturday’s contest is the 34th meeting between Drake and Dayton. The Flyers lead the series, 25-8, but the Bulldogs have taken three of the last four meetings. Despite having a 4-11 record at home versus Dayton, the Bulldogs have won the last three meetings at Drake Stadium.The Bulldogs enter Saturday’s game with a 3-2 record and a 2-0 mark in the PFL, while Dayton is 1-4 and 0-2 in the PFL after falling to defending conference champions San Diego last week.Drake is currently on a six-game Pioneer Football League winning streak, which ranks 10th longest conference winning streak in FCS after the Bulldogs earned a 27-16 road win at Butler last week.Senior quarterback Grant Kraemer took a few lumps during non-conference play, but has used those lumps to get out a stellar start in conference play. Over the last two games, Kraemer is averaging 387 yards passing while completing more than 67 percent of his passes; compared to averaging 216 yards and 58 percent in the first three games of the season. He leads the PFL and ranks seventh in the country with 1,423 yards passing and has thrown a league-best 11 touchdowns. Heading into the season, head coach Rick Fox knew the potential of his young receiving group had and they have shown what they are capable of. The Bulldogs’ trio of wide receivers–sophomore Mitch McFarlane and juniors Devin Cates and Steven Doran–rank in the top-11 in receiving yards in the PFL. McFarlane is leading the group with 23 receptions for 390 yards and three touchdowns. Doran has also caught three touchdowns to go with his 16 receptions for 269 yards, while Cates has tallied 20 catches for 260 yards and two touchdowns. Fifth-year senior Mack Marrin battled through injury most of last season and is looking like he is getting back to his 2015 form when he posted a league-best 8.5 sacks among 12.5 tackles for a loss and earned first-team all-PFL honors. Marrin leads the Bulldogs with 3.0 sacks and has tallied 12 tackles.With returning starting quarterback and All-PFL selection Alex Jeske missing the first five games of the season, senior running back Tucker Yinger has carried the load for the Flyer offense to start the season. Tucker is averaging nearly a 100 yards per game to lead the Flyer offense. Print Friendly Version read more
New ways of seeing biology are finding life is full of networks. At both ends of the complexity scale – from humans to bacteria – complex interactions are the rule. Two teams studying different phenomena had the same reaction – astonishment.Bottom-up complexity: Who would have thought one of the simplest life forms has a more complex network of signaling molecules than man? “We were absolutely stunned,” remarked Gerhard Manning, a bioinformatics researcher, at the level of complexity in a network of tyrosine kinases in a single-celled microbe. Science Daily said of the organism studied, Monosiga brevicollis, “It commands a signaling network more elaborate and diverse than found in any multicellular organism higher up on the evolutionary tree, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered.” Speaking of evolution, this organism was selected precisely because of its evolutionary position. The choanoflagellates are thought to be basal members of microbes about to evolve into multicellular animals. Imagine the shock seeing network complexity at that level:With all this new information, one obvious question remains unanswered: what is a single-celled organism doing with all this communications gear? “We don’t have a clue!” says Manning, “but this discovery is the first step in finding out.”The article title was telling: “Can You Hear Me Now? Primitive Single-Celled Microbe Expert In Cellular Communication Networks.”Top down complexity: This is your brain on diffusion imaging: see Technology Review. A refined method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that follows water molecules as they move through neurons is allowing scientists to see, for the first time, the network connections in the brain. The crude new views of this non-invasive imaging technique have revealed a core region in the back of the brain, reported Emily Singer, that seems to act as a central hub. The number of connections within the hub as well as outside suggest an important function. “What goes on there?” asked one of the neuroscientists at Indiana University. This imaging technique promises new looks at the complexity of the human brain. Before, MRI and CAT scan images showed only shadows of the surfaces of regions of the brain. Now, diffusion imaging promises to reveal the network connections of the brain’s trillions of neurons. (Note: in the illustration, multiple layers of complexity have been subtracted in order to focus on certain features.) By comparing normal brains to victims of autism and Alzheimer’s disease, researchers hope to understand what went wrong in the network wiring in those debilitating conditions. Singer called the newly-discovered hub a kind of Grand Central Station. Even in a resting state, your hub is a hubbub of traveling signals.Only in the last few years has networking become a biological buzzword. Proteins form networks. Genes form networks. Neurons form networks. Ecological members form networks. Networks are characterized not so much by the nodes but by the relationships between the nodes. By nature they are “information-rich” structures.It was way too funny to see the Salk guys admit they don’t have a clue figuring out where a microbe got all that complex communications gear. If they don’t have a clue about what is right in front of their eyes, what can we trust of their claims about the unobservable past? Creation scientists might also have been stunned by this discovery, but in a different way. They would be delighted with yet another display of the Creator’s wisdom. Evolutionists, on the other hand, are stunned with a tinge of dismay. Their delight in discovery is tempered by an unexpected level of complexity in an organism that was supposed to primitive and simple. Dumbstruck, they flounder about for an explanation of how it could have evolved. That calls for a new word: they’re dumbfloundering.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 read more
We’ve heard through Jim Bole, former Formtek-er and now VP of SOA Solutions at webMethods, that webMethods and ZapThink have collaborated on the creation of an online SOA training site called SOAMasterClass. They’ve also scheduled a number of upcoming free SOA training roadshows for Boston, Pittsburgh and Atlanta.All of the training is free. The online content consists of sets of videotaped sessions created from screencams and slideware. One obvious aim of the site is to promote webMethods and ZapThink products and consulting, but the site is very effective as an on-demand training tool consisting of very short easily digestible training sessions that help bring people up to speed on topics like SOA and Governance.
Tags:#news#web marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Author, blogger, photographer and PR firm founder Brian Solis announced yesterday that he has joined boutique technology marketing analyst firm Altimeter Group. Solis will accompany founder Charlene Li, partners Lora Cecere, Jeremiah Owyang, Alan Webber and fellows Marcia Conner and Deborah Shultz in helping global corporations define strategies concerning social media and more.Altimeter is one of the most high-profile of a growing number of boutique analyst firms that use production of free content on platforms like blogs and Twitter in order to generate consulting leads with big clients. Solis rounds out a leadership team now consisting of some of the most prominent social strategists on the web, all in one small shop. Other examples of boutique firms making putting heavy emphasis on social media content production include technical developer analysts RedMonk and analyst industry analysts Sage Circle.Solis by the NumbersBrian Solis is a prolific writer. His most recently published book is titled Engage: The Complete Guide for Brands and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web. He’s posted more than 300 times to his blog BrianSolis.com over the last 18 months, averaging a remarkable 4.5 posts per week. For what it’s worth, Solis’s long time friend and now co-worker at Altimeter Jeremiah Owyang is also a prolific blogger. Owyang has posted more than 200 times in the last 18 months, an average of 3 posts per week. We covered Owyang’s August, 2009 departure from large analyst firm Forrester (and what it said about the analyst industry) in depth. In addition to blogging, the Altimeter team is unusually active on Twitter. Solis now owns the team’s longest running account on that service, having joined just two days before Deborah Shultz in November, 2006. (4 months before the service blew up at SXSW 2007.)In a recent analysis of the social media habits of more than 140 people responsible for social strategy at corporations around the world, Brian Solis was the 3rd most commonly followed individual Twitter user among members of that group. Owyang was #1 and Charlene Li was #2, meaning that the Altimeter team now includes all 3 of the 3 most-followed individuals on Twitter in the corporate social strategy world. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market read more
The Bihar Police, stung by the Supreme Court’s comment a day earlier that “all is not well” in the State, intensified its hunt on Thursday to arrest former Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma. Ms. Verma had resigned from her post in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case after it emerged that her husband, Chandrashekhar Verma, had spoken to prime accused Brajesh Thakur 17 times between January and June this year. Illegal ammunitionLater, illegal ammunition was recovered from her ancestral house in Cheria-Bariarpur, Begusarai district.After the Supreme Court expressed its displeasure at being told that Ms. Verma was “in hiding”, a local court issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against her on Wednesday under the Arms Act.“A local court has issued a warrant of arrest against former Minister Manju Verma in connection with the Arms Act case in which she is a co-accused with her husband Chandrashekhar Verma. The investigating officer seeking a warrant of arrest against her moved the court which, accepting the plea, ordered the issuance of a non-bailable warrant against her. Police are looking at all her possible hideouts,” said Awakash Kumar, Begusarai Superintendent of Police. The special investigation team led by Majhaul sub-divisional police officer Suryadev Kumar has been carrying out raids at the possible hideouts of Ms. Verma to arrest her, he added.Sources close to Ms. Verma told The Hindu that she might surrender in the next couple of days. Her husband had recently surrendered in a Begusarai court. read more
Pocari Sweat shook off pesky Perlas to pull off a 25-23, 25-15, 25-18 victory and nailed the third semifinal berth while Creamline took the last Final Four seat with a 25-16, 26-24, 25-17 romp over Air Force at the close of the quarterfinal round of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Top seed BaliPure will thus take on No. 4 Creamline while the No. 2 Power Smashers and the third seed Lady Warriors will tangle in the other pairing of the best-of-three semifinal series starting Saturday.Winners will dispute the crown in another best-of-three affair.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerlas ended up fifth with a 1-2 mark and Air Force wound up sixth with a 0-3 slate.Smarting from its five-set setback to Pocari Sweat on Tuesday, Creamline overwhelmed Air Force at the net and cashed in on its rival’s sloppy reception to fashion out the straight-sets victory in the Sports Vision-organized tournament.Alyssa Valdez fired 19 hits, including 14 attack points and four service aces, while Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin added 17 hits and Laura Schaudt scored three block hits for an eight-point output.Iari Yong topscored for Air Force with seven hits, Mae Antipuesto and Jocemer Tapic each scored six points while Thai reinforcement Patcharee Saengmuang struggled for five points. BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP MOST READ The Jet Spikers kept it close in the second set but Valdez unleashed back-to-back hits to shatter the 24-all count and make it 2-0 for Creamline on deuce points.Air Force also threatened at 11-13 in the third but Creamline took nine of the next 11 points, including five straight hits, to pull away at 22-13.Pau Soriano then scored off a block to finish off the Jet Spikers.Earlier, Army held off Instituto Estetico Manila, 25-16, 21-25, 25-15, 25-23, to clinch the fourth and last semifinal berth in the men’s side.As No. 4, the Troopers will face the top-seed Air Force Jet Spikers in the semifinals.Cignal HD and Sta. Elena will dispute the other finals slot.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Del Rosario pads Orchard lead to 2 strokes BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments read more
Women’s sport is a hot topic at the moment, as sportswomen are finally gaining some of the attention and recognition they’ve been lacking. But Touch Football is the one team sport that’s always been played on an even field, for women and men, girls and boysKatrina Toohey is one of the queens of touch football – she played for Australia from 1986 to 1999, in 25 World Cup games and nine Tests, with a total of 34 caps. And she never tasted defeat at an Australian level.These days Katrina (nee Maher), also known as Kit, heads to NSW Junior State Cup (JSC) for the five kids she has with husband Gary Toohey. Gary also played for Australia, so that’s how the pair met. It’s no wonder their kids have inherited touch footy talent.Kit thinks that one of the great things about touch is that the women’s game has never been considered inferior to the men’s game. “I think it’s great that women’s sport is more popular now and that women have opportunities in all sorts of sports that they wouldn’t have had before, but in touch football, women have always been regarded as highly as the men,” she says.“I never felt, even back then, that women’s touch was looked down on, less well respected than men’s.“People new to the game have been surprised about how great women’s touch is to watch,” she continues. “Some people even say they prefer watching women’s touch over men’s touch, because the skill is sometimes higher due to the slightly slower nature.”Katrina and Gary’s three boys and two girls love playing touch, and she loves that it helps them gain skills. “Touch offers everything: speed, agility, ball skills, fitness, athleticism, the ability to do those crazy dives you see in rugby league.”She also loves that she gets to come to NSW Junior State Cup thanks to her kids. “Junior State Cup wasn’t around when I was a kid, but I think it’s a great opportunity for all the kids here, they get to meet and play against kids from all around,” she says.“Many of the teams you play are from country areas, places a lot of the kids have never heard of. The standard is really high, and it gives the kids a taste of that high-level competition. And also it’s nice to come away and spend time in a team atmosphere away from home. All the fun that comes with touring.” read more
Categories: Brann News,News 16Mar Rep. Brann applauds House vote on government accountability State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted for bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable to the people it serves.Brann, of Wyoming, supports the legislation which makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open Records Act.“People deserve transparency to know how their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent by state government,” Brann said. “At my restaurant, people can see what they are getting for their money by the description of food on the menu. This legislation will make it similar for me and my legislative colleagues, all people have to do is ask.”Brann said Michigan is one of just a few states that do not subject their legislative and executive branches to open records acts. The House recently put a salary database of all House employees on its website to provide more accountability to taxpayers.##### read more
Technology company Volicon has launched the integrated real-time loudness monitoring capabilities of its Observer version 6.0 video monitoring and logging system to the cable market.The Observer Remote Program Monitor and MPEG Transport Stream systems offer loudness monitoring tools that help cable operators to maintain compliance with the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM Act) (ATSC A/85 RP) and the EBU (EBU P/LOUD R 128) specification by monitoring and logging the audio, video, and BS.1770-2 loudness measurements, while providing a method to export a visual affidavit to address loudness complaints, according to Volicon.
Chromecast UltraGoogle Play Movies & TV has become the latest online video provider to add support to HDR for TV viewers via its Chromecast Ultra device.Google will make HDR movies available in the US and Canada initially, and content will only be available via Chromecast Ultra, plugged into an HDR-compatible TV. The content is not currently available via Android TV devices.Sony and Warner Bros are supporting the rollout, making content available including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Most movies are available for around US$30.Google is only making HDR playback available for 4K UHD movies.Google launched Chromecast Ultra, the latest version of its popular HDMI streaming stick, in October last year, initially making 4K content from Netflix, YouTube and Vudu available via the device. The devices support the HDR10 and Dolby Vision versions of HDR.Google is the latest online video provider to support HDR. Amazon announced support for HDR10 in partnership with Samsung two years ago, while Google’s own online streaming platform YouTube announced support for HDR videos on the platform in November last year, including via HDR-enabled TVs with Chromecast Ultra. read more