St. Louis, Mo. – Redshirt senior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) of the Drake men’s soccer team is one of this week’s featured student-athletes in the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Spotlight, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, the MVC announced Wednesday, Nov. 7. Enna is joined by Southern Illinois cross country athlete Megan Krolak as this week’s spotlight players in the Valley.To qualify for the MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes are evaluated on their campus involvement and community service.Enna has previously been named to the All-MVC Freshman First Team, as well as receiving All-MVC Honorable Mention accolades his junior season. This is Enna’s second Scholar-Athlete of the Week, and this is his first since his sophomore season. He has played in 68 games in his career, and has scored 16 goals in that time. This season Enna ranks second on the Bulldogs with four goals this season and sits third on the team with 10 points.Enna has been active in the Drake Community. He has spent time helping package food that will be delivered to people in need through Meals for the Heartland and volunteered at the Dog Rescue Shelter of Des Moines. On campus, Enna is a member of St. Catherine of Siena, which is a campus church that is home to many Drake students. He has also tutored people on campus and is a member of the Drake Investment Club.Enna has earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and is now pursuing his MBA with a 3.84 cumulative grade point average in the graduate program.Print Friendly Version
Gardaí are renewing their appeal in relation to an aggravated burglary in Raphoe which shocked the nation.Isa Arthur is still terrified a year after the gang attacked her and her late sister Suzy in their home.The attack, which took place exactly one year ago today, left one pensioner dead and another terrified after their ordeal.The burglary took place at the farmhouse of sisters Susan and Isobel Arthur at Feddyglass. The gang terrorised the two women, aged 89 and 91 years, assaulted them before ransacking their home looking for cash.Ms Susan Arthur, 89, was knocked to the ground during the raid and was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital.She never returned home and died as a result of her ordeal a few weeks later on October 11th last.Now, on the first anniversary of the disgusting attack, Gardai are making a fresh appeal to catch those responsible. Gardai have made this direct appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have noticed anything suspicious.“It is now a year since the Aggravated Burglary occurred and Gardaí are hoping people will come forward with information which may progress the investigation, in particular anyone who was in the area of Feddyglass, Raphoe, Co Donegal (the main Letterkenny – Lifford road the N14) at the time of the Aggravated Burglary and may have seen unusual or suspicious behaviour or anyone who may have information concerning the Aggravated Burglary.“On Monday 1st July 2013 at approximately 5pm, two men entered the home of the Arthur sisters Isobel aged 91 and Susan aged 89 at Feddyglass, Raphoe, Co Donegal. Miss Susan Arthur was knocked to the ground during the course of the incident, she was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital and remained in hospital until her death on 11/10/2013.“About an hour prior to the men entering the home of the Arthur sisters, three men called to the Arthurs home in a small silver car asking if the sisters wanted any painting carried out, the offer was declined and the men left.“Two of these men were the men that carried out the aggravated burglary. Miss Arthur never returned home following the incident due to her injuries. ”Anyone who may have any information in relation to the aggravated burglary is asked to contact Gardaí in Letterkenny on 074-9167100, the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or any Garda Station.”GARDAI ISSUE FRESH APPEAL A YEAR AFTER DISGUSTING ATTACK THAT SHOCKED THE NATION was last modified: July 1st, 2014 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:attackdonegalFEDDYGLASSGardaiISOBEL ARTHURSRaphoeSUZY ARTHURS
South African comedian Trevor Noah is to replace the legendary Jon Stewart as host of the US Daily Show when Stewart steps down later this year after 15 years. The news has surprised many, with Noah having made only three appearances on Comedy Central network’s flagship late-night satirical show. Trevor Noah will be the new host of The Daily Show in the US after Jon Stewart retires later this year. (Image: press.cc.com)• US TV debut for Trevor Noah • The South African who dresses the walkers • Nelson Mandela in film • Be good brand ambassadors for South Africa • ‘Don’t underestimate South Africans’ Melissa JavanThe Daily Show announced yesterday that South African comedian Trevor Noah will take over from Jon Stewart when the latter retires later this year. Noah made his debut on the the Emmy and Peabody award-winning Comedy Central flagship show in December 2015, and so far has appeared only three times.Reaction to the news took over social media across the world yesterday. We bring some you the best responses – and video of Noah’s best performances.“Trevor Noah is an enormous talent,” Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said in a statement. “He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny. For the next host of the Daily Show, we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America, and we are thrilled to have him join Comedy Central.”On Twitter, Noah paid tribute to Stewart, who has hosted the Daily Show for 15 years.No-one can replace Jon Stewart. But together with the amazing team at The Daily Show, we will continue to make this the best damn news show!— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 30, 2015 Watch Noah’s debut on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Another of Noah’s contributions to the show: Noah discusses his background in comedy, in a Comedy Central interview: Fans of South Africa’s best comedy export – local and international – soon took to Twitter to voice their delight. Thank you president Obama pic.twitter.com/PgFJCCyRTa— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) March 30, 2015 Very proud of you Trevor and thank you on behalf of my son and daughter @Trevornoah #WeWereAlmostGreat — IG : TfromtheV(@TumiMolekane) March 30, 2015 Comrade Hlaudi must broadcast The Daily Show on free to air channel. The masses of our people need to see Comrade @Trevornoah in action— Ranjeni Munusamy (@RanjeniM) March 30, 2015 Well. The man set the bar, raised it at every turn and now, well, hayino words. Hats and weaves off to Trevor Noah. Dayum! ??????— TumiMorake(@tumi_morake) March 30, 2015 Congratulations @Trevornoah – South Africans are proud of you. Good luck. @lead_sa pic.twitter.com/PQMJMobP7G— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) March 30, 2015 Noah is known not to be afraid of controversial issues. Here he discusses the Ebola epidemic: Noah in action at the Apollo in London: Noah roasts Steve Hofmeyr and others on Comedy Central: He tells CNN how he prepares for comedy: Noah shares his views on South African politicians Helen Zille and Julius Malema:
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts frederic lardinois For more details about the launch of the Nexus One, see our live blog of Google’s press event. Later today, Google plans to unveil its own smartphone, the Nexus One. According to new data from research firm Forrerster’s new U.S. Omnibus Survey, Google is launching this phone at just the right time. Today, 17% of U.S. adult who subscribe to a cell phone plan use smartphones. This number is up from 11% in 2008 and 7% in 2007. Thanks to the growing importance of Android, Forrester thinks that 2010 will be “the year of the smartphone.” Forrester’s Charles S. Golvin also notes that quick messaging devices with closed operating systems like the LG Xenon are still growing at a rapid pace as well. Currently, about 15% of adult subscribers own one of these devices. While the growth of this category slowed down somewhat over 2009, it still eclipsed that of the smartphone segment. As prices for smartphones continue to come down and as developers manage to overcome some of the usability issues of current devices, more and more users will opt for full-blown smartphones instead of quick messaging devices in the coming years.While Android and Apple’s iPhone are clearly driving the adoption of smartphones – and the Nexus One will surely play its part in this in 2010 – it’s important to note that BlackBerry still maintains its two-to-one advantage over the iPhone.The Google PhoneIt’ll be interesting to see how Google will market the Nexus One. Thanks to numerousearlyreviews, there is very little that we don’t know about the phone itself at this point. Chances are that Google has a few surprises up its sleeve for today’s announcement. After all, the company must have known that today’s press briefing would come long after all the details about the actual hardware of the phone had leaked already. Tags:#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…
The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts nick statt Tags:#Facebook#Page Reach Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification In yet another Bad News Friday post, Facebook has informed us that it hasn’t exactly been counting the audience for our posts quite correctly. In fact, the social network has been significantly understating the “reach” of Facebook posts – especially paid posts – for at least the past several months.In a blog post yesterday on Facebook Studio, the social network’s marketing hub, the company admitted that coding errors have been misrepresented the audience reached by Facebook posts since sometime last year (though it hasn’t yet been much more specific than that). Facebook stresses that these bugs have only impacted reporting and not delivery, meaning fans were still receiving the posts, even if Facebook wasn’t counting them properly. The company said the stats should update once Facebook cleans up its code. This admission could be a big deal for Facebook, which has taken some serious heat from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and other big brands for allegedly throttling their access to their Facebook fans. Last November, Cuban complained, both on Twitter and in heated articles on sites like The Huffington Post, that Facebook was restricting brands’ ability to engage their fans in order to juice sales of paid “promoted posts.”Less Bang For The BuckThe bugs Facebook is describing, however, could also conceivably have led brand and business owners like Cuban to believe they were getting less bang for their Facebook marketing buck. In its post yesterday, Facebook claimed that the bugs held down the reported audience for paid newsfeed posts, meaning that such promotional posts actually reached a larger number of users than the social network’s statistics previously suggested.“As soon as we found the bugs our engineering team began work to resolve them as quickly as possible. We’re rolling out fixes beginning this morning and over the weekend,” Facebook’s post states. That’s certainly reassuring for anyone who relies on Facebook for social marketing, but the underreporting to date is still a pretty big deal. It’s an even bigger deal where paid reach is concerned, since that involves placing ads placed in users’ news feeds – ads that then reported back inaccurate numbers. Here’s what will change as a result of the ongoing bug fixes, according to Facebook:Total reach to stay the same or increase for most PagesAn increase in paid reach if you ran News Feed adsAn increase or decrease in organic reach, depending on many factors such as the composition of your fan base, when and how often you post and your spending patternsA change in metrics computed from reach and impressions, such as engagement rate and viralityWe know that accurate data is fundamental to building and improving your Facebook presence. We are taking this very seriously. We have already put a number of additional quality and verification measures in place to prevent future bugs and resolve them quickly if they ariseWhere It All BeganFacebook says the problems originated during an update to its iOS and Android apps, TechCrunch reported. While trying to speed up mobile performance of its site, Facebook ended up stripping away a little too much of the data reported back to its servers. This resulted in a couple of bugs that failed to count page posts as users upgraded to new versions of the apps, and then a lesser bug that counted the viewing of a desktop news feed ad twice, as both an organic and then a paid impression.It wasn’t until a number of complaints from clients that Facebook decided to perform an internal audit, which uncovered the bugs and forced the company to begin an intense three-week fix. While you can certainly argue that the bugs didn’t cause that much damage – after all, many pages will soon show improved reach as a result of the fixes – the problem certainly does some damage to Facebook’s reputation as a secure and accurate social hub for business. But if you’re a brand manager who’s been feeling a little down in the dumps over your failure to engage readers with paid posts, you can take heart in Facebook’s two-minute video reiterating its solutions. With alarmingly low depth-of-field, a woman with a very calming voice explains everything you need to know about this not-a-real-problem to soothing piano music. Surely your average social media manager shouldn’t require much more than that to fend off frustration.
Preventative medicine is all the rage. It can cut long-term healthcare costs, help patients avoid painful procedures, and overall drives longer, better quality lives. So when does preventative medicine make the move from yearly checkups and traditional tests like mammograms and colonoscopies to something more high tech? We may be standing at that turning point right now.Several new AI tools are currently being introduced that have the potential to detect future heart attack risks or even prioritize and direct emergency calls based on the likelihood the patient is having a cardiac event. Check out these exciting projects that are working to make heart attack deaths a thing of the past.Europe’s AI Decision DriverWe call emergency services because we need immediate care, but not all emergency calls are as urgent as others. That’s why, in an attempt to prioritize call responses, four European countries are rolling out an AI algorithm that can detect cardiac arrest with up to 95% accuracy. In studies by the AI’s developer, human dispatchers could only perform this task with about 74% accuracy.Patients experiencing cardiac arrest need the quickest care if they hope to be resuscitated, which is why it’s important for dispatchers to quickly and accurately assess incoming calls. With AI directing calls, more patients can receive expedited care, preventing brain and organ damage or death.Decision-making AI is one of the main new frontiers in machine-enhanced medicine, and this dispatcher system is just one example. Other AI programs include an Israeli program for detecting intracranial hemorrhages, as well as one designed by Stanford scientists, which can identify cancerous skin markings.Though there will always be an art to diagnosis, especially for rare conditions, AI is improving outcomes for patients across the globe by helping doctors make better treatment decisions. Despite all the hype, the role of AI is in reducing doctor errors; it doesn’t replace doctors.Predicting Future DiseaseIt’s obviously important to maximize emergency dispatcher response to cardiac arrests, but what if we could treat heart problems before they became emergent? This is the primary goal of preventative cardiology programs – addressing cardiac risk factors such as high blood pressure, family history, obesity, and metabolic syndromes before they become critical. Recently, though, Google released a new algorithm that looks at an entirely different criterion to assess cardiac risk: the eyes.What can the eyes tell us about future cardiac health? The back wall of the eye, known as the fundus, is rich in blood vessels. By scanning these vessels, the Google algorithm can detect factors including age, whether or not the individual smokes, blood pressure levels, and more. Right now the algorithm can correctly predict cardiac risk 70% of the time, a rate just slightly lower than the medical standard, the SCORE test, which is about 72% accurate.The main difference between something like Google’s algorithm and the SCORE test is that the SCORE test is unlikely to become much more accurate, but with greater exposure and testing, Google’s algorithm will become more sensitive to small details. Machine learning makes most algorithms open ended and constantly in development. The more they “see” and the more feedback they get, the better they perform.Making Details MatterMost medical knowledge is highly generalized. Doctors will tell patients they have an X percent likelihood of having a particular condition, for example, but that number might be based on the entire population – and the population numbers are often based on studies consisting largely of white men. Though we see differing levels of drug effectiveness and disease risk in minority populations in practice, studies and statistics rarely reflect these differences.In partnership with Microsoft’s AI Network for Healthcare, Apollo Hospitals in India have developed a cardiac assessment AI based on the Indian population. Even in India, home to nearly one-seventh of the world’s population, most of the technologies and assessment tools currently in use were developed based on western populations. This led to errors in diagnosis and poor disease prevention efforts. The Apollo Hospital’s AI is the first of its kind to rethink who is centered in diagnostic technology.Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally, and it’s on the rise in low- and middle-income countries as western dietary habits are exported and increasing wealth leads to greater meat consumption and a more sedentary lifestyle. This risk profile makes better disease detection and preventative efforts more important than ever before – and the AI tools are ready to change the game. AI: How it’s Impacting Surveillance Data Storage Related Posts China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. Frank Landman A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Them
After the woeful performance by the men sprinters of United States of America, it was left to their high profile women’s quartet to do the star turn as they smashed the 4x100m relay record at the Olympic Stadium on Friday night. The quartet of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter burned the track as they beat the challenge from the Jamaican relay runners to win gold in 40.82 seconds in front of an appreciative audience.This relay record was one of the oldest in athletics history, the previous one having been set by the erstwhile German Democratic Republic (GDR) quartet in Canberra, Australia in 1985.And the improvement by the Americans on the record now is by 0.78 seconds.Jamaica finished in 41.41 second for silver and Ukraine 42.04 seconds for bronze.Running the anchor leg, Carmelita Jeter was in terrific form as she helped the Americans beat the Jamaicans squad which included Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by more than four-tenths of a second.The atmosphere in the arena was electrifying.After Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake had treated the global audience to amazing 100m and 200m runs during the week, the American women grabbed the spotlight with bursts of speed where the runners’ baton exchange caught the eye.As Carmelita Jeter tore down the final straight, she raised the baton in triumph and looked at the electronic scoreboard 40.82 seconds!Tianna Madison gave the US a brilliant start, with, with Allyson Felix and Bianca Knight maintaining the lead before 100m Olympic silver medallist Carmelita Jeter ran flat and hard.”I knew that these girls were going to run their hearts out,” said Carmelita. “I knew we were running fast.”There was a cloud hanging over us with people saying ‘they can’t do this, they’re going to drop the stick’ but we did it.”Four years ago, at the Beijing Olympics, the US quarter had been disqualified and in the 2009 world championship, they had failed to finish.The record books say this is the 10th time the US runners have won the women’s 4x100m title at an Olympic Games. However, after the Atlanta Olympics, this win comes after a long time.”We had confidence in each other. It felt great to walk out to the stadium and feel that atmosphere and electricity,” said Tianna Madison.As one who changed from long jump to relay recently, Tianna said it was her husbands decision.”My big turnaround was my husband. He said I was sleeping on my potential and being really lazy.advertisementIn September, we made the commitment to train hard and on New Years’ Eve we said 2012 was going to be our year and we were going to do everything by the book to make sure that happened,” he said.”The last time I was in a relay was probably in college. I owe this turnaround to my husband for being real with me.””It was an absolutely unreal feeling. I just feel that for so long that record has stood and to look up and see we had a world record was just crazy. You just don’t think something like that.”We were walking to the call room before the race and we were having so much fun. I knew from that moment we were going to run well, we were just so happy,” said Carmelita Jeter later at the press conference.
It was Australia Day in Jersey today with the Australian Masters teams winning all three ‘Rest of the World’ finals that they participated in at the 2004 European Championships. The Australian Women’s Masters won the Womens Open division defeating Colonials 3-2. The match was close and exciting, being won in a tense drop off. The Men’s 35 years division ‘Rest of the World’ Championship final was between the two Australian Senior teams with the Masters team defeating the Veterans 4-0. Please click on the link below for detailed resultsSenior Tour Daily DiaryAll photos attached to articles can be viewed by clicking on the following link Senior Tour Photo Gallery Once in the gallery use the scroll down box to visit to the Senior Tour Gallery. The Mens Open ‘Rest of the World’ Final was won by Australia 6-2. The Australian’s gradually improved throughout the tour, saving their best performance for the final. The Men played as a team, refusing to allow the New Zealand University team into the game at any stage. The Australian representatives have produced the goods at the right time once again, both on and off the field. They have been great ambassadors for Australia by educating and assisting all Touch teams participating in the European Championships. Congratulations to all tour members, you have done Australian Touch proud!
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rangers hero Fernando Ricksen passes awayby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Rangers player Fernando Ricksen has died at age 43 after a six-year battle with motor neurone disease, the Ibrox club have confirmed.The Dutch international had been battling the condition since 2013.Ricksen was a fans’ favourite during his six-year spell at Rangers after being signed by Dick Advocaat in 2000.He helped the club win the domestic cup double in 2002, the treble in 2003 and was captain for a trophy double in 2005.Rangers said they were “deeply saddened” to be announcing the news of Ricksen’s passing.”The thoughts of everyone at Rangers is today with his wife Veronika, his daughter Isabella and all his family and friends,” the club added.
Update: Webb has deleted the post from her Instagram page. Perhaps she jumped the gun on the news.Earlier: Katherine Webb will be returning to your television screens, college football fans – even if just for a brief moment. Friday, Webb, on Instagram, announced that on behalf of Pizza Hut, she’ll be making a “special appearance” at College GameDay tomorrow. She’ll apparently be holding a sign – and fans can win free pizza if they enter the code on it.Webb, now a model, was the talk of the 2013 BCS National Championship Game after announcers Brent Musburger and Kirk Herbstreit commented on her looks during the broadcast. She was then the girlfriend of Crimson Tide QB AJ McCarron – they’re now married.Will it actually be Webb in the flesh tomorrow? We’ll find out.