Women’s Basketball Defeats Adriatic Sea Sirens, 85-66

first_imgStory Links #DogCiao Drake rallied from a 42-41 halftime deficit to defeat the Sea Sirens and improved to 1-1 on the trip. SENIGALLIA, ITALY – The Drake University women’s basketball team defeated the Adriatic Sea Sirens, 85-66, Saturday evening in the second game of its 2016 summer trip through Italy. Following the tour of San Marino, the group headed to Senigallia, which is a coastal town on the Adriatic Sea. It is home to a beautiful beach that the group enjoyed for several hours in the afternoon. Earlier in the day, the group had a chance to tour the city square of the Republica of San Marino. We arrived in San Marino Friday evening after a long travel day from Florence. Words can’t describe the beautiful views we had from the square overlooking San Marino and back into Italy. We once again had an excellent guided tour, this time through the square, where our guide covered the history of San Marino. San Marino, a microstate, is surrounded by Italy, is one of the world’s oldest republics and is mountainous.  Print Friendly Version After the beach, the team continued the educational aspect of the trip with a class during their pregame dinner. Led by Dr. Jeffrey A. Kappen, assistant professor of international business the team had a discussion on communication and leadership. Dr. Kappen then turned the discussion over to program supporter and former chairman of The Principal Financial Group, Larry Zimpleman, who is on the trip. Zimpleman, who earned a bachelor’s degree and masters from Drake, shared his thoughts on effective communication and leadership. The team then had an opportunity to ask Zimpleman questions, which were excellent and the class lasted one hour. Be sure to continue to follow the trip via Instagram and Twitter, @DrakeWBB along with trip central page at www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com and the student-athletes’ Tumblr blog. The Bulldogs play their final game of the trip Monday evening in Costa Masnaga, where it will play the Italian Select team. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. CST). Blog #DogCiao Central Photo Gallery Tomorrow morning, we depart San Marino and travel to Venice for a few hours before heading to Lake Como. The group will spend the remainder of the trip in Lake Como and fly out of Milan Wednesday morning. Senior Lizzy Wendell scored a team-high 22 points while freshmen Brenni Rose and Becca Hittner had 10 and nine points, respectively. Sophomore Nicole Miller also finished with nine points. Senior Caitlin Ingle tallied six points and six assists.last_img read more

QPR v Bolton: Ramsey makes changes

first_imgChris Ramsey has made four changes for today’s game at Loftus Road.With Charlie Austin and Jamie Mackie both unavailable, the QPR head coach has given Jay Emmanuel-Thomas his first start of the season.Leroy Fer also starts and there are recalls for Grant Hall and Daniel Tozser, with Massimo Luongo, James Perch and Alejandro Faurlin dropped to the bench.Striker Sebastian Polter, fit again after a hamstring injury, is also among the Rangers substitutes.Bolton, meanwhile, welcome back Dorian Dervite after suspension.QPR: Green, Onuoha, Angella, Hall, Konchesky; Tozser, Henry, Phillips, Fer, Chery; Emmanuel-Thomas.Subs: Smithies, Perch, Sandro, Doughty, Luongo, Polter, Faurlin.Bolton: Amos, Pisano, Dervite, Prince, Moxey, Davies, Danns, Pratley, Feeney, Clayton, Madine.Subs: Rachubka, Vela, Spearing, Casado, Wellington, Dobbie, Wheater.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

NFL bumps 49ers visit to Seattle out of prime time

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Six years ago, the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks were the hot shots getting flexed into prime time, a season in which the 49ers opened seven games in prime time en route to Super Bowl XLVII.Wednesday’s reality check: the 49ers annual visit to the Seattle Seahawks got bumped up to a 1:25 p.m. kickoff on Dec. 2, ahead of NBC’s night game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angeles Chargers.The Raiders got bumped out of the NBC prime-time game the following week, a Dec. 14 home …last_img read more

Regulators and airlines face off on credit card fees

first_imgTravellers Down Under are celebrating the end of punitive surcharges on airline tickets after Australia recently ecame only the second jurisdiction in the world to ban profiteering on credit and debit card fees.But it remains to be seen how airlines and others will react in the long term after the government closed off a lucrative source of so-called ancillary revenue that had been earning them as much as $A68 on an airline booking for a family of four.And the unintended consequences will be closely monitored after the first credit/debit card surcharge ban in the European Union, introduced in December 2015, prompted airlines to introduce new fees to circumvent the government action.From September 1, the four major airlines in Australia have dropped the flat surcharges on ticket purchases of $A7 per booking for Qantas and Virgin Australia and $A8.50 per sector on Qantas low-cost subsidiary Jetstar and Virgin Australia low-cost subsidiary Tigerair.However, in response to “indicative” guidelines published in May by the Reserve Bank of Australia on the cost of transactions that companies such as airlines are now banned from exceeding — 0.5% for debit cards and 1-1.5% for most credit cards, but 2-3% for American Express —  the airlines have adopted widely varying standards that they’re passing on to their customers.On Jetstar, for example, the surcharge for a ticket purchase via debit card – previously a flat $A8.50 per sector or $17 per round trip – is now just 0.48 per cent of the purchase price – 48 cents on a $A100 ticket.Its competitor Tigerair’s fees are nearly double that at 0.88 per cent for debit card purchases.The downside is that many travellers, particularly business class travellers on international journeys could pay substantially more now under the percentage fee system than previously under a set fee, although Qantas now caps the surcharge at $A70 for both debit and credit cards.What’s not known, however, are the consequences for credit card perks after European consumers reported that some of theirs had disappeared. Euro airlines are also applying surcharges that are many multiples of the EU-specified costs of 0.2 per cent for debit cards and 0.3 per cent for credit cards.Airlines in the United Kingdom, for example, have been applying surcharges of 1.5 to 3.0 per cent, as well as set amounts of up to £13 ($US17) on top. It’s not yet clear what effect Britain’s decision to leave the EU will have on UK government policy.The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, has anticipated the potential for unforeseen consequences.”That’s been a fair bit thought about,” he told AirlineRatings.com. “Obviously this change is a government initiative but we did engage with government trying to think through negative consequences.”The main one was that most people don’t charge a surcharge and this could encourage them to do something they weren’t doing before, but they could have done anything before and they chose to do nothing.”It’s not clear to me that being able to charge 1.5 per cent  is going to encourage them to do that we they could have done even more before. I don’t think we’re going to run into those sorts of problems.”Sims says compliance by airlines with the new regime has been excellent and he doesn’t expect problems.”What happens when you get a law that’s targeted at a particular behaviour, the main companies like the airlines and the event organisers really know the game is up and we have engaged with them extensively and they’ve made the necessary changes,” he says.”They have, I think, realised the game is up and they’ve been very co-operative and the changes seem to be the ones that should be made.Sims says, however, the ACCC will be watching closely.”We’ll see over time,” he says. “I think this thing will be fairly self-policing. That is, you’ve got the companies that were seriously in the gun who have made the changes and other who probably aren’t as visible, if they start charging these sort of things (high fees),  I think there’ll be enough people aware of the fact that’s wrong and will get contact.”All it takes is a couple of contacts to us and we know there’s a problem and we can get onto it.  It should be straightforward to follow up those who are trying to do the wrong thing.”America and Asia, meanwhile, are still relatively free of credit card charging restriction.The US Congress about five years agreed to it agreed to cap so-called “swipe fees” on debit cards. However, lobbying by banks left the cap at around 25 US cents – twice as high as initially recommended by the Federal Reserve and an estimated five times banks’ cost of processing debit transactions.Congress has not yet addressed credit card fees.last_img read more

“A Record Breaking 10-10-10” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found Video

first_imgWatch this video to see geocachers from around the world united on 10-10-10 for a record-breaking day.  More geocaching accounts logged caches on 10-10-10 than any other day in geocaching history.  The previous record of 56,654, set on April 18, 2010, was shattered by more than 15,000.  Geocachers recorded video of their adventures and posted the videos on the official Geocaching.com Facebook page.  Join them and Lackeys as they celebrate ten years of geocaching and ten years of Groundspeak on 10-10-10 by getting outside, geocaching and breaking a record.The official final count for accounts logging a cache on 10-10-10 is 78,313.Geocaching on 10-10-10Explore even more geocaching adventures in the Geocaching.com Lost & Found video gallery.  Go along on a SCUBA cache, see a haunted cache in Texas and find out why a U.S. Army bomb disposal technician says geocaching kept him safe in Iraq.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related10/10/10 – Be Part of a Worldwide Geocaching Record AttemptOctober 6, 2010In “Community””Mother says geocaching helps her autistic child” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoOctober 19, 2010In “Community””The Geocaching Year in Review” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoDecember 28, 2010In “Lost & Found Stories”last_img read more

Dela Cruz, Hontiveros bid farewell to PBA

first_img‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim 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 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Obviously, I didn’t have the accolades, the trophies, the championships I wish I had but I got to meet some really great people, played against awesome opponents, imports, and played for great coaches in the best league in Asia,” said Dela Cruz, who was the Aces’ team captain from 2010 to 2016.Hontiveros has always held a leadership role since he played for San Miguel in 2002. And the two were teammates not just in Alaska but also in the 2005 national team that competed in the Jones Cup.“It’s been a great career, I’ve met awesome people, I got to represent the country in the national team,” said Dela Cruz, who retired at age 39. “But I am sad that I can’t come to the game prepared the way I mentally prepare every game day, and the camaraderie you have with your teammates.”“On a daily basis, your routine will be different, but I hope there’s always something to look forward to,” said the 40-year-old Hontiveros.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ ROS, SMBeer turn back foes Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans “I learned so many things. Coach Alex (Compton) told us in the locker room that even if we leave, the relationship is still there,” said Hontiveros in Filipino after a 112-82 loss to Rain or Shine in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Sports Center.“This is a great group of guys to be with and I’ve learned so much from them, in fact I think I’ve learned more from them than them learning from me because I really enjoyed our company and I’m very grateful for that,” added Hontiveros, who finished his PBA career in fourth place in the all-time 3-pointers made with 1,137 behind legends Jimmy Alapag, Allan Caidic and Ronnie Magsanoc.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHontiveros had a 17-year career in the PBA and won three titles, the first two with San Miguel while the other was with Alaska in the 2013 Commissioner’s Cup.Dela Cruz, who’s also a three-time champion with Alaska, said he would’ve wanted to win more championships in his career but it was the people he met and played with and against along the way that made his run worthwhile.center_img No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Alaska forward Tony dela Cruz shoots a jumper against Rain or Shine rookie Ed Daquioag during their game on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Ynares Center in Antipolo. Dela Cruz and his longtime teammate Dondon Hontiveros have played their final PBA game. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—Dondon Hontiveros and Tony Dela Cruz didn’t have the kind of exit they had in mind after Alaska ended its season with a blowout loss to Rain or Shine Wednesday.But the two veterans will always look back at the fond memories they’ve made throughout their colorful careers.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more