Contact Sarah Hoffman (515-271-3894 or [email protected]) with Drake women’s basketball with any questions about the event. Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Join the Drake women’s basketball team for its annual One-on-One event Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Knapp Center. The free event is open to the public with doors to the Knapp Center south lobby opening at 6 p.m. for a dessert reception followed by a 6:30 p.m. program with Drake faculty and staff in the Knapp Center. Members of the team and the faculty/staff members will introduce each other to the crowd as we celebrate the upcoming basketball season! Following the program, a ring ceremony will be held to celebrate the Bulldogs’ Missouri Valley Conference titles in 2017-18.
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Google#news#NYT#Real-Time Web#Video Services#web Google announced early this morning that it would acquire Global IP Solutions Holding. The company provides the VOIP engine behind Yahoo, AOL, WebEx and Lotus conferencing and had said last month that it would be the first to bring video chat to Android phones.Google has offered $68.2 million for the company, which it has said it will use for real-time video and audio communications.“The Web is evolving quickly as a development platform, and real-time video and audio communication over the Internet are becoming important new tools for users,” said Rian Liebenberg, an engineering director at Google, in a statement.The question now is, what does Google plan to do with this acquisition? The company can keep hold of it and use it to power real-time video communication on Android. It could also create a direct competitor with Skype by adding video capabilities to Google Voice (such as are already possible with GChat, but with mobile capabilities). At the same time, Google could offer the technology to developers via API in an attempt to become a defacto place to look when deciding to add real-time communications to Web applications.Larry Dignan at ZDNet also brings up an interesting point – what will become of GIPS’ multitude of other clients, all of which happen to be Google competitors? According to the joint statement, GIPS CEO Emerick Woods said that “we are confident that our existing customers will continue to be fully supported while we continue to enhance and extend our products and technology at Google.”The purchase is part of a general push at Google in moving to an increasingly real-time web. Whether it’s adding Twitter and Facebook updates to its search results or making Google Reader and the Google index itself real-time with PuSH, Google has consistently moved away from the old way of doing things, wherein updates occur on a timed schedule. Yesterday, Marshall Kirkpatrick broke the story on a new version of Google’s Feed API, which will push updates directly to a user’s browser. He argued in that article that it was a sign of the times: “No more refreshing pages to see when new content is available – the real-time web comes to you live, nearly instantly as soon as it’s published.” An API from Google incorporating this real-time video communication, pushing content in the same way as it will with its Feed API, would further enable this possibility. With Google’s developing capabilities with speech recognition and translation, an embeddable and linked real-time video communication protocol could be revolutionary. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Gun-rights groups perceive President Barack Obama as a threat to unfettered access to firearms. They once had qualms about Mitt Romney, too. But times and circumstances have changed for Romney, the GOP presidential nominee now in tune with the National Rifle Association and similar organizations, whose members are motivated voters.In the tight White House race, every bit of support helps, especially in the most closely contested states and particularly from groups that claim millions of members nationwide.Romney’s prior embrace of weapon-control proposals had put him crossways with the NRA and others. These days, Romney is on their good side by opposing renewal of a federal ban on semiautomatic weapons, additional regulations on gun shows and suggested federal gun registration requirements.The NRA and some less prominent organizations are spending big money on mailings, radio ads, TV commercials and booths at game fairs to promote the former Massachusetts governor and portray Obama as hostile to gun rights.Gun groups are an important part of an outdoor enthusiast network that neither side is willing to concede.There are “Sportsmen for Romney” and “Sportsmen for Obama,” all playing to the largely male hook-and-bullet crowd that is protective of recreational passions. Neither candidate is considered an avid outdoorsman, though each has made mention of fishing rods or been photographed casting a line.Romney and his allies underscore his hands-off stance when it comes to guns, and say he would move to open more public land to hunting. They also promote the bona fides of running mate Paul Ryan, who has a permit for just about every season in Wisconsin, his home state.Last month, Ryan reminded a gathering of sportsmen in Ohio of the hours he has logged in duck blinds, deer stands, pheasant fields and fishing boats. Then came his critique of Obama: “I wonder, I shudder as a gun owner, seeing his record when he was in the Illinois state Senate, what would he do if he never has to face the voters ever again?”It’s the type of message that resonates with voters such as Stan Glover of Bowerston, Ohio. Glover said Romney’s past stands gave him pause, but he’s more nervous about Obama.”The uncertainty of politics in Washington, as regards hunters/gun owner rights, has caused undue fear amongst folks that enjoy the shooting sports,” said Glover, a manufacturing plant sales director who plans to vote for Romney.The Obama campaign emphasizes steps by his administration to promote habitat conservation, set aside land and preserve access to land used for recreation. Supporters point to Obama’s “American Great Outdoors Initiative” to coordinate conservation and natural resource efforts in all 50 states, whether it’s restoring wetlands in Iowa’s duck-rich Prairie Pothole Region or filtering phosphorous harmful to fish and fowl in Grand Lake St. Marys in Ohio.For Obama, minimizing Romney’s apparent advantage among voters who place a premium on outdoors issues is the name of the game.In Iowa and other states, that task falls to people such as Dick Dearden. He’s a Democratic state senator and leader of a group of pro-Obama outdoors enthusiasts working to combat negative portrayals of the incumbent among the shotgun crowd.”The president is not a threat to people who hunt and fish. He’s an asset,” Dearden said. “I’m a member of the NRA and they are beginning to more and more embarrass me. I’m a Second Amendment person, but I have not seen anything this president has done for the last four years that has hurt anyone’s Second Amendment rights.”Obama’s campaign highlights a law he signed in his first year as president that allows people with weapons permits to bring loaded guns into national parks and wildlife refuges. The change drew rebukes from gun-control advocates.But groups working to defeat Obama sound alarms about his support of reinstating an assault weapons ban if one made it through Congress. They also are stoking fears that the president would use a second term to appoint federal judges with restrictive views toward gun ownership. The Supreme Court has been closely divided in recent gun cases, and the balance could shift if Obama had the chance to pick any new justices.Romney told the leader of the NRA’s lobbying arm in a question-and-answer piece published last month that he would appoint “wise, experienced and restrained judges” and fill his Cabinet with “people who agree that the Second Amendment guarantees a fundamental, individual right.”His own views have shifted from when he ran for the Senate and was governor in Massachusetts. In his failed 1994 Senate campaign he backed a waiting period on gun sales and an assault weapons ban that he said were “not going to make me the hero of the NRA.” As governor, he signed a state-level assault weapons ban that he argued was part of a brokered deal between the sides in the gun debate.In the NRA interview published in September, Romney unequivocally opposed new gun restrictions, including one on semiautomatic weapons. The group endorsed him in Virginia in early October and has since reserved more than $1.3 million in TV ad time in in Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, acknowledged some hesitancy about Romney but said gun-rights activists were mollified by his selection of Ryan as a running mate.advertisementadvertisement
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTortola, BVI, October 10, 2016 – The performances of two Team TCI players were recognized at the Selection and Closing Ceremony of the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Elite Training Camp held on Sunday, October 9th, in Tortola, BVI.Shernaria Morris and Wilkins Sylvins were all smiles when their names were called to receive their awards. Wilkins become one of eight boys selected to move on to the NBA New York Experience; while Shernaria received the female sportsmanship award for her remarkable ability to encourage and help her fellow teammates.“I’m way up on top of the world right now. It feels great to be selected as one of the top eight boys. I’m looking forward to going to New York, learning more and challenging myself as a player,” remarked Wilkins.Shernaria explained that: “Basketball is a team sport and the team can’t win if we’re not all trying to help each other. I didn’t get selected to go to New York, but it’s still good to know that the coaches recognize my commitment.”Shernaria and Wilkins are part of a seven-player team (Five boys and two girls) consisting of themselves, Jahmich Hutchinson, Nickello Pierre, Brendan Handfield, Omar Garland, and Bradley Louis. Overall the players were please with their performance and believe that they will be back next year. One player, Bradley Louis, commented that the experience was great and that it shows that the Caribbean has talented players that cannot be overlooked.At the elite camp in BVI, the players received life skills advice and basketball tutelage from former NBA Coach Lionel Hollins; seven-time champion and NBA legend, Robert Horry and WNBA superstar, Skylar Diggins. They also attended “A Night for Athletes” hosted by the BVI Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS).While in New York, Wilkins will get to practice at an NBA facility, participate in pick up games against local high school teams, tour the NBA office, watch a live NBA game, and much more. Team TCI will return to the Turks and Caicos on Thursday, Oct. 13th. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Alan Shearer has blasted Manchester United saying the Premier League giants have no chance of finishing in the top four this season.The Red Devils 3-1 defeat to Liverpool has left them in sixth place, 11 points off fourth-placed Chelsea, who occupy the final UEFA Champions League position.Jose Mourinho’s men are 19 points behind leaders Liverpool, meanwhile, and Shearer insists United struggled against Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.“It’s nowhere near good enough. Get in the top four? They’ve got no chance. No chance. Manchester United have a big decision to make. They could come out and back the manager – and back him big – in January,” Shearer said, according to Sports Mole.Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“If they don’t, that would be very telling as to the direction things are heading. That’s if he makes it to January. It’s tough going to Anfield, no one is denying that. Especially against this superb Liverpool team. But they were set up to be beaten, set up at best to hang on against Liverpool.”“With seemingly no belief that they could go and get a result – other than a lucky draw maybe. Liverpool went after them and Manchester United couldn’t cope.”United next travel to Wales next weekend to face Cardiff City in the Premier League.