Lines Painted On Resurfaced Jim Duncan Track

first_img Jim Duncan Track Update – July 14 Story Links Drake University’s iconic Blue Oval is undergoing a facelift this summer as a new state-of-the-art Jim Duncan Track is being installed inside the venerable stadium.A new Mondo Super X surface will be placed upon the existing track, guaranteeing that the Jim Duncan Track remains a world-class competitive venue for years to come.The new track, which will bear the familiar blue hue of its predecessor, is the same surface that the 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics were contested on. The prefabricated synthetic rubber surface is composed of two layers vulcanized together to produce a seamless surface. Designed to produce superior athletic performance, the Mondo track surface provides the optimum blend of energy return and comfort for both sprint and distance events and guarantees an ideal combination of shock absorption and elasticity for jumpers.Progress on the resurfacing continues on schedule with the entire oval now covered in the new surface, view the entire photo gallery of the project’s progress here. The project’s progress will be updated throughout the summer on Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Perfect 10: A’s club three more homers as win streak reaches double-digits

first_imgOAKLAND — Catcher Josh Phegley is flattered and all. But from his perspective, talk of him being a part of this year’s MLB All-Star Game is a little premature.Right now, though, his candidacy is becoming harder to ignore with each game he plays.Phegley homered for the second straight game Monday, this time as part of a three-run fifth inning to put the A’s ahead to stay in a 8-5 Memorial Day victory over the Los Angeles Angels that extended their win streak in completed games to 10.Jurickso …last_img

Be on the lookout for prognosticating groundhogs next week

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Early spring hopefuls will soon flock to the nearest prognosticating groundhog to gain meteorological insights into the weeks ahead. Known as Groundhog Day, the U.S. tradition builds upon old German lore associated with predicting the spring weather on Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Feast of the Presentation of our Lord Jesus commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple on Feb. 2.If Candlemas be fair and bright,Winter has another flight.If Candlemas brings clouds and rain,Winter will not come again.Somewhere along the line someone added the hibernating groundhog and its shadow to the Candlemas tradition and Groundhog Day was later adopted in the U.S. in 1887. While Pennsylvania has the longest running tradition, Ohio is home to two groundhog meteorologists.From Ohio History Central: “Buckeye Chuck is one of two groundhogs in Ohio known for predicting the arrival of spring. A native of Marion, Ohio, Chuck began predicting spring’s arrival in the 1970s.“From late September until early April, Buckeye Chuck spends his time hibernating. On Feb. 2, against his will, Chuck emerges from his sleep to predict the weather. In 1979, the Ohio legislature made Buckeye Chuck Ohio’s official groundhog.“Using groundhogs to predict the weather came from Germany. A long-held German tradition states that if a hibernating animal sees its shadow on Feb. 2, six more weeks of winter will occur. In the United States, this tradition evolved into Groundhog Day. Generally, wild groundhogs live to only two years of age while domesticated ones commonly live to ten years of age. While groundhogs rarely live more than a decade, some people contend that Buckeye Chuck is the same groundhog that has predicted the weather for almost 30 years.”Jim Noel, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, predicts a warmer wetter than normal winter ahead with a late last freeze date.“Going forward for the remainder of winter it looks a little warmer and wetter than normal with still significant swings in weather patterns,” Noel said in a recent CORN Newsletter. “The early outlook for spring planting season suggests a slightly warmer than normal season with precipitation normal or slightly above normal. Some planting delays would be possible. Historical data suggests a slightly later than normal last freeze date.”Will the weatherman and the weather groundhogs of Ohio agree? Only time will tell.last_img read more

Magma: The Billboard Charts of Video

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Tags:#Google#web dana oshiro 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img What is Magma? Well, it’s best known as molten underground rock waiting to explode out of a volcano and flow viscously through your run-of-the-mill Polynesian village. But as of today, Magma is also a video site created by Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron. Baron launched the site in the hopes that it fills a need for audience-focused content. Just as TV Guide and the Billboard charts offer entry points into their industries, Magma offers an entry point into web video. The company hopes to become the new search interface for video exploration. Says Baron, “YouTube was built to make it easy for people to upload their videos. Hulu was made to help publishers feel safe with distributing online. Facebook and Twitter are also very special to the video ecosystem but they were not designed for video. Magma was created for the audience.” Magma provides stats and real-time tracking to help users discover the day’s most popular video trends. Each video page is assigned a rating between 1 and 11, depending on the number of trackbacks and the daily traffic. Magma also offers public dashboards for users to share their videos among friends in a feed reader-style queue. If you can’t find the video you want to bookmark, you can add an external video to the site by linking to it from Magma or via an installable browser bookmarklet. In this way, Magma is one part video community, one part Delicious, and one part buzz tracker. It will be interesting to see if users view a Magma “collection” as something different from their group of YouTube subscriptions. As well, depending on how the community monetizes, the idea of having a channel with unlicensed external content may make for some interesting legal battles. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

D-League: Eze leads as Perpetual hammers Batangas-EAC

first_imgLATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I think it’s our small mistakes which is stopping us from running away with the game. That’s what we need to correct in our next games,” said Lim as Perpetual evened its standing at 2-2.Earvin Mendoza paced Batangas (1-5) with 17 points and six rebounds.The Scores:PERPETUAL 82 — Eze 24, Aurin 22, Charcos 16, Peralta 8, Villanueva 6, Coronel 4, Tamayo 2, Mangalino 0, Pido 0, Tiburcio 0.BATANGAS-EAC 75 — E. Mendoza 17, Dela Peña 11, Ablaza 10, De Joya 9, Diego 9, Laude 6, Bautista 4, Garcia 3, J. Mendoza 2, Neri 2, Tampoc 2, Maguliano 0.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Coach Frankie Lim also drew solid outings from Kim Aurin, who got 22 markers and seven boards, as well as Edgar Charcos, who finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the win.“We just focused on complete denial on defense. I feel we’re very soft on defense and we allow the ball to be passed before we defend. We need to take the ball out of their hands and we had a good job of doing that in this game,” said the mentor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPerpetual turned a close 24-22 lead in the second quarter to a 38-27 halftime lead as it staged a 14-5 charge to end the first half.With Eze leading the charge, the Altas continued to pounce on the Generals and erected a 16-point lead, 70-54, midway in the final frame, but their 17 turnovers prevented them from stretching the lead as they settled for the seven-point victory. MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Quarters: 18-13, 38-27, 60-49, 82-75. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:31Go: Search for ‘perfect, honest man’ to lead PNP still on01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: 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 City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESPerpetual got back to its winning ways and clobbered Batangas-EAC, 82-75, to level its standing in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.Shaking off the bruised rib injury he incurred in the Altas’ last game, Nigerian big man Prince Eze bannered the fight with 24 points, 15 rebounds, and eight blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Etheridge, Philippines dreaming of English Premier League Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving View comments AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

Islanders Beat Rangers Again, 4-1

first_imgUNIONDALE, N.Y. — Jaroslav Halak faced more traffic on the ice inside than in the snow outside. He handled both nearly flawlessly and carried the New York Islanders to yet another win over the New York Rangers.Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rivals 4-1 on Jan. 27 in their return from the NHL All-Star break.“There was nothing outside on the roads,” Halak said one day after a snowstorm blanketed the area. “It was easy for us coming in, no cars. It took me less time than usual.”The Islanders have won all three meetings this season with the Rangers, taking the first two at Madison Square Garden and outscoring them 13-4 overall. Halak beat them 3-0 on Jan. 13.“It looked almost the same,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said.” They came out real well. I don’t know if it was us mishandling (the puck) or a combination of that and them forcing us into mistakes, but we made some bad decisions that really cost us.”The Islanders had a shutout streak of 122 minutes, 1 second — their longest against the Rangers, whom they have never blanked in consecutive games.Carl Hagelin spoiled Halak’s shutout bid in the closing seconds. “Obviously it’s disappointing, but we got a win,” said Halak, who has 26 wins this season. “It’s not like it was a 1-0 game. Hopefully next time I will have more luck at the end.”The Islanders (32-14-1) enjoyed a good night after nearly facing a weather postponement. They are tied with Detroit at 65 points atop the Eastern Conference, with a game in hand.“It was like a playoff game. It was a huge game for both teams,” Halak said. “We keep getting points each game. The second half is going to be even harder than the first half.”Mikhail Grabovski returned from injury and scored in the first period, Matt Martin doubled the lead in the second, and Ryan Strome and All-Star John Tavares had goals in the third.Henrik Lundqvist was also sharp for the Rangers in making 34 saves, but spent the third period hearing derisive chants of his name and others proclaiming, “You can’t beat us!”Undeterred by a Jan. 26 snowstorm, fans of both teams packed the Nassau Coliseum in the first of three remaining regular-season games between the clubs before the Islanders relocate to Brooklyn. Fans chanted support in alternating fashion, giving the old arena a playoff-like feel.“We love the atmosphere when we play the Rangers,” Martin said. “I didn’t have any doubt the fans would show up for this one. They’ve been here all year.”The Islanders didn’t miss a beat in their first game without top-line forward Kyle Okposo, expected to be out six to eight weeks due to an upper-body injury.Tavares’ 22nd goal came on a two-man power play.The Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders won for the sixth time in seven games and again cooled off the Rangers. In their last 20 games, the Rangers have lost four times, but two were to Halak, an All-Star in his first season with the Islanders.The Islanders took a 1-0 lead with 1:55 left in the first — a period they dominated 17-10 in shots. Only Lundqvist kept the Rangers from being blown out early.He had virtually no chance on Grabovski’s seventh goal that came at the end of a Harlem Globetrotters-like sequence.After a series of quick passes in tic-tac-toe fashion, Josh Bailey sent a touch feed from the right circle to Grabovski in the slot for his second goal in 13 games.Grabovski sat out the previous five because of a lower-body injury before taking Okposo’s spot on the top line with Tavares and Bailey.Martin got his goal 4:11 into the second period, 1:12 after the Islanders’ first power play expired. Martin sent a pass from behind the Rangers net up to Casey Cizikas for a shot Lundqvist stopped. Cal Clutterbuck nudged the rebound to Martin, who scored his seventh inside the right post.The Rangers did little with their first power play moments later, and again struggled with the Islanders’ aggressive forecheck. The Rangers outshot the Islanders 18-11 in the second to forge a 28-all tie through 40 minutes, yet still couldn’t solve Halak.“A loss is a loss. It’s disappointing,” Lundqvist said. “They outplayed us. They came out well and did a lot of things well. A game like this, you need something to go your way.”Islanders beat rival Rangers again, 4-1(IRA PODELL, AP Hockey Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more