Men’s Basketball Signs Three

first_imgPrint Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University men’s basketball head coach Darian DeVries has announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.Joining the Bulldogs for the 2019-20 season will be Nate Ferguson, Issa Samake and Joseph Yesufu.Ferguson is a 6-foot-7 forward from Lemont, Ill., Yesufu is a 6-foot guard from Bolingbrook, Ill., and Samake is a 6-foot-7 forward currently enrolled at nearby Grand View Christian.Samake, who is originally from the African nation of Mali, led Grand View Christian to the Iowa 1A state championship last year while averaging 11.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game. “We love Issa! He is a terrific young man who is just scratching the surface of his basketball abilities,” DeVries said of Samake. “He is a local guy that our community will enjoy watching grow over the years within our program. Issa is the definition of a ‘flip-up’ guy. As a guard, you can flip the ball up anywhere close to the rim and he will be able to get it and throw it down. He will be able to add much excitement to our offense with his athleticism and help improve our defense as well.”Ferguson averaged 15.5 points and 6.2 rebounds per game last season at Lemont High School while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 40.4 percent from three-point range. He helped his team finish with a 19-9 record to earn conference runner-up and IHSA Class 4A Regional finalist honors. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Nate join us,” DeVries said. “He is a guy that can impact our team in multiple ways both offensively and defensively. He has great instincts on defense regarding being in the right position to make plays; and offensively, from being a great passer to the ability to knock down shots. He has a versatile skill set that will hurt defenses in more ways than one. The Ferguson’s have a history of Bulldogs within their family, and we are glad they decided to add one more!”Yesufu posted 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game last season to help Bolingbrook High School win 22 games.”Joe is an outstanding young man who comes from a great program at Bolingbrook High School under Coach Rob Brost, who has coached multiple Division I players,” DeVries said. “He has a skill set that extends beyond the basketball floor. He is an incredibly hard worker, unselfish, disciplined, tough, and a winner. He is an incredibly humble young man and we are excited to add someone to our program who embodies those intangibles day in and day out. On the floor, he will be a great addition to our backcourt. He is a great ball handler and can make shots. Joe is the best of both worlds from a basketball and a team culture perspective.”last_img read more


Fly, the beloved flag

first_imgIt’s a potent symbol of unity and progress. It’s the only six-coloured national flag in the world. It’s also one of the youngest, yet whatever shape it takes – and it’s taken more than any other national symbol – it’s instantly recognisable to South Africans everywhere.South Africa’s flag is the only six-coloured national flag in the world. (Image: Priya Pitamber)Brand South Africa reporterThe new South African national flag first flew on 10 May 1994 – the day Nelson Mandela became president, two weeks after the country’s first democratic elections of 27 April 1994 – “not as a symbol of a political party, nor of a government, but as a possession of the people – the one thing that is literally and figuratively above all else, our flag”.The quote comes from the introduction to Flying with Pride: The Story of the South African Flag, a coffee table book derived from the incredible variety of ways in which this unique cloth has become woven into the fabric of South African society.As in the case of the rocket logo used for IT billionaire Mark Shuttleworth’s First African in Space project, the South African flag has become integrated into butterflies, bow ties, company logos, trees, top hats, hot air balloons, umbrellas, underwear … the list goes on. The South African flag has no equal in this respect.Yet the flag was originally commissioned as an interim flag only – and was a last-minute job, barely making it onto the country’s flagpoles in time to herald the new South Africa.See the South African Flag Guide for info on displaying the flag correctly – and on how to draw and colour your own flag.How the flag came to beChoosing a new flag was part of the negotiation process set in motion when Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990. When a nationwide public competition was held in 1993, the National Symbols Commission received more than 7 000 designs. Six designs were drawn up and presented to the public and the Negotiating Council – but none elicited enthusiastic support.A number of design studios were contracted to submit further proposals – again without success – and Parliament went into recess at the end of 1993 without a suitable candidate for the new national flag.In February 1994, Cyril Ramaphosa and Roelf Meyer, chief negotiators of the African National Congress and the National Party government of the day respectively, were tasked with resolving the flag issue. A final design was adopted on 15 March 1994 – derived from a design developed by South Africa’s former State Herald, Fred Brownell.The proclamation of the new national flag was only published on 20 April 1994 – seven days before the flag was to be inaugurated on the 27th, sparking a frantic last-minute flurry for flag manufacturers.Writing in the foreword to Flying with Pride, Ramaphosa comments: “It was difficult to imagine, back then in the days of negotiations, that this assortment of shapes and colours we had before us would become such a central part of defining and identifying a new nation.“As South Africans daily work to build a better society, they are surrounded in many forms and countless manifestations by a flag which recognises and celebrates the unity and diversity of the country’s people.“Few would have imagined, almost a decade ago, that this collection of colourful shapes could become such a potent symbol of unity and progress. But then fewer still would have thought that a country torn apart by decades of racial oppression could transform itself into a beacon of democracy and hope.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more


An alle derzeitigen und künftigen Geocache-Owner: Das hier ist für Euch

first_img SharePrint RelatedWie man einen Geocache verstecktSeptember 3, 2019In “Deutsch”Jetzt schlägt die Stunde der Geocache-Owner!April 13, 2015In “Deutsch”8 Tipps zum Schreiben eines guten Logs (von Cache-Ownern)August 13, 2019In “Deutsch” Sieh Dir das neue Video an und nimm an der Umfrage für Geocache-Owner teil.Einen Geocache zu verstecken, ist eine wichtige und zeitintensive Angelegenheit bei diesem Hobby. Die Planung, der Einsatz, die Konstruktion und die Pflege, die dafür nötig sind, sind wirklich nichts, was man unterschätzen sollte. Aber wenn dann erstmal die Smileys, schönen Logeinträge und Favoritenpunkte eintrudeln, weiß man, dass es den ganzen Aufwand wert war!Wenn du schon einen Geocache versteckt hast, schau dir das neue Video an und hole dir ein paar Ideen um deinen Geocache weiter zu verbessern.Video anschauenHast du das Zeug dazu den nächsten großartigen Geocache zu verstecken? Versuch dich an unserem neuen Quiz für Verstecker und prüfe wie gut du dich mit den Listing-Anforderungen und den Guidelines auskennst.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more


Twice-Flooded City Ponders Another Rebuild

first_img RELATED ARTICLES “I honestly don’t know if we’re going to reopen,” he said. “This is going to be a tough uphill battle, not just for me but for everyone because there are no more reserves, no more backup or savings. Next year, this might be a ghost town.”In an earlier report, the newspaper spoke with Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, who said “there are no words to describe the devastation.”Kittleman said he would not be surprised if business owners along Main Street decided not to reopen after this year’s flooding. “My heart breaks for them,” he said. “They are going to have to make a tough decision. I will support whatever decision they make.”Barnes said floods “go from inches to feet in the blink of an eye,” and that it would not be worth reopening the area to business if the result was a loss of life.David Robeson, who owns Antique Depot with other family members, spent more than a month cleaning debris from the flooded basement of their store after the 2016 flood. He’s not sure he wants to go through that again.“We’ll stay if we can,” he said, “but we just really don’t know what the future holds anymore.” An “uphill battle”One of those with second thoughts is toy store owner Jason Barnes, who put more than $100,000 into repairs after the 2016 flood, according to an article posted by USA Today. How Texas Is Building Back Better From Hurricane HarveyFlooding Is More Than a Coastal Problem What’s Wrong, and What’s Right, With Residential Building in TexasResilient Design Is a Money MakerRebuilding America and the ‘New Normal’ of ResilienceRebuilding After the Hurricanes Last month’s flooding of the historic downtown in Ellicott City, Maryland, sent a torrent of brown water down Main Street, erasing millions of dollars in reconstruction carried out after a similar incident just two years ago.As much of a foot of rain may have fallen over the city of 65,000 just west of Baltimore on May 27, according to The Washington Post. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings after 3 to 6 inches of rain fell in two hours, and soon a river was roaring through the city’s business district.The circumstances were painfully similar to a flash flood on July 30, 2016, when 6 inches of rain fell in just two hours. Two people died when the historic downtown was flooded, gutting more than 50 businesses and causing more than $20 million in damages. Main Street was closed for two months while repairs were carried out.But this time, some business owners doubt they have the emotional or financial means to carry out another rebuild. Move out of harm’s wayUnderstandably deflated business owners may be having second thoughts, but The Post also reports that the importance of the historic city to Howard County’s culture and economy all but guarantees that the community will be rebuilt a second time.Ellicott City sits below steep hills at a point where four creeks flow into the Patapsco River. The town was established in 1772 when three Quaker brothers from Pennsylvania built a flour mill on the banks of the river. Flood control was on the agenda before the 2016 flood, and it will take on added importance now, but it’s nothing new there. In 1868, the river rose five feet in 10 minutes, killing 43 people.Jon Weinstein, a city councilor whose district includes the downtown, said one possibility is moving part of the town farther uphill where it will be less prone to flooding.A flood analysis after the 2016 flood said development that increased storm runoff was one factor, but couldn’t explain the severity of the flooding. More water retention facilities and improvements in pipes and culverts would make an “appreciable difference” in lowering flood risks. Just before last month’s storm struck, the county was finishing work on a master plan that would have included $80 million in infrastructure improvements, The Post said.Part of the plan suggested that some buildings on lower Main Street might be rebuilt so open pavilions occupied the first floors while businesses moved upstairs. The idea hasn’t gone over very well with some business owners. Moving can be tough, tooWhatever the hardship, however, the drive to rebuild can be powerful. Along the New Jersey shore, an area devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, homeowners began elevating their houses to get them out of flood range the year after the storm struck.The phenomenon was documented by photographer Ira Wagner, who took a series of pictures showing houses sitting precariously on wooden cribwork in the early stages of work. The photos have been collected in a book called Houseraising that will be released on July 1. (One of the photos appears below.)“Each person had a saga of getting through this,” Wagner said by telephone of the often frustrating process homeowners followed to safeguard their homes in the wake of a crippling natural disaster. “It speaks to something broader, somehow, to have this connection and not being able to leave.”last_img read more


Resource Discovery: Video on Coping with Loss and Helplessness

first_imgBy Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFTSeeing and hearing about loss can adversely affect those in helping professions. Recognizing the affects and seeking treatment can be difficult, but as Lt. Col. Mary Carlisle, USAF shares, it can make a big difference in maintaining personal wellness. Watch this video from the Real Warriors Campaign YouTube channel detailing her story of developing PTSD after being deployed as a critical care nurse in Balad, Iraq and her journey towards recovery. Visit previous posts to learn more about wellness strategies for military professionals and warning signs of PTSD.Video hyperlinkThis post was written by Kacy Mixon, PhD., LMFT, Social Media Specialist, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more