Women’s Tennis Rolls Past Leathernecks, 5-2

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Women’s Tennis Rolls Past Leathernecks, 5-2

first_img Western Illinois 3-4 DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team cruised past Western Illinois, 5-2, Friday evening at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. 5. Bjelica,Ana (WIU) def. Kozlowski, Alex (DU) 6-0, 6-3 Story Links Drake 5, Western Illinois 2Feb 23, 2018 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)  The Leathernecks tied it up 1-1 with a win at No. 6 singles. Doubles competition 6. Bjelica,Mary (WIU) def. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-1, 6-1 3. Jaglarz, Mela/Kozlowski, Alex (DU) def. Bjelica,Ana/Bjelica,Mary (WIU) 3-2 “I’m really happy in the way we played. We had last weekend off so we had to get back into match mode and Western Illinois gave us a fight. We came out strong in doubles and then our top of the lineup took care of business today,” said Drake head coach Mai-Ly Tran. Singles competition 1. Brills, Summer (DU) def. Bravo,Natalia (WIU) 6-2, 6-4 Brills extended the Bulldogs lead to 3-1 with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 1 singles. Williams clinched the match with her 6-1, 6-2 win over Maria Bessmertnaya at No. 4. A minute later, Herder won her match 6-2, 6-4 to give Drake its final point. 3. Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Milanes,Cary (WIU) 6-4, 6-1center_img Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,3,1,4,2,5) 2. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Lubbers,Courtney (WIU) 6-2, 6-4 The Bulldogs wrap up their weekend on Sunday as they host Colorado State on Sunday at 11 a.m. 4. Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Bessmertnaya,Maria (WIU) 6-1, 6-2 Drake 7-1 2. Brills, Summer/Williams, Kenya (DU) def. Bessmertnaya,Maria/Milanes,Cary (WIU) 6-1 Petushkova put the Bulldogs back on top with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Cary Milanes at No. 3 singles. Match Notes The Bulldogs (7-1) wasted little time to jump out to a 1-0 lead. Summer Brills and Kenya Williams rolled to a 6-1 win at No. 2 doubles, while Tess Herder and Liza Petuskova clinched the doubles point with a 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles. Box Score 1. Herder, Tess/Petushkova, Liza (DU) def. Lubbers,Courtney/Bravo,Natalia (WIU) 6-0  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Brand South Africa hosts Top 50 Brands in South Africa event

first_imgThe Top 50 South African brands have been announced by Brand South Africa and Brand Africa Finance. These brands are said to contribute not only to the country’s economy, but to the image they portray when doing business internationally.Pratiksha Jekison-Singh of MTN (in middle) receives the award for Top Most Valuable Brand in South Africa on 15 September 2015. She is pictured with Thebe Ikalafeng of Brand Africa Finance and Kingsley Makhubela of Brand South Africa. (Image: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanA brand’s performance, its relationship with its customers, and the money the brand spends on equity, were the key pillars of success, Thebe Ikalafeng, the chief executive officer of Brand Africa said yesterday at the announcement of the country’s Top 50 Brands of 2015.Brand South Africa and Brand Africa hosted the breakfast announcement, which took place in Houghton, Johannesburg.It was the third annual study undertaken by Brand Africa, said the organisers. The study found that the top 50 corporate brands in South Africa were valued at approximately R1.5-trillion, with many of these companies also contributing to national priorities such as uplifting identified and targeted communities.Retail group Woolworths and First National Bank are the strongest brands in South Africa for 2014/2015. The cellphone network MTN is the Top Valuable Brand in the country.Brands are assetsIkalafeng said brands had become more than just a logo or slogan. “They are now seen as corporate assets which are amongst the most valuable that an organisation can have. By extension, national corporate brands also contribute to a nation’s assets in terms of the value they add to the country – both in terms of (gross domestic product) as well as reputational impact,” he said.“The brand managers and executives who oversee and manage these brands therefore play their part to contribute to corporate profitability and visibility and we at Brand South Africa and Brand Africa Finance salute you.”Sydney Mbhele, divisional executive: group marketing at Nedbank, and Peter Mancer, chief executive officer of the company Diversity Management, were among the guests at the event. Nedbank is ranked seventh on the Top 50 SA Brands list. (Image: Melissa Javan)Faye Mfikwe (on right), chief marketing officer of First National Bank also received the Top Strongest Brand award for her company. Here she is with Ashraf Garda of SA FM Radio, another guest at the breakfast. (Image: Melissa Javan)Zukiswa Modisakeng, Vuyelwa Nyakaza, and Busi Dziba are entrepreneurs who attended the event to support their favourite South African brands. (Image: Melissa Javan)Brand South Africa’s chief executive officer, Kingsley Makhubela, stressed that while developing, strengthening and maintaining a nation’s brand was a multifaceted task, there were a range of factors that could help to position the nation positively.“These factors, if based on a solid foundation, can help the nation brand weather the storms posed by the global political and economic environment. One of these factors (is) national corporate entities,” said Makhubela.“Your excellence in the corporate field contributes immensely to the strength and positive reputation of the South African nation brand. Your brands are sometimes the first point of contact between consumers and the South African nation, especially where corporate brands have an international footprint.”The Top 50 Brands’ product quality, customer service and ethical framework, he said, contributed to perceptions about South Africa’s spirit of ubuntu, its innovation, and “the values that the country drives”. “South Africa’s corporate sector is therefore critical to enabling Brand South Africa to position the country as an attractive inward destination of choice.”Customers, the focusKate Fordyce of Woolworths says the retailer’s Top Strongest Brand award is the result of the passion and hard work of staff. She is pictured with Thebe Ikalafeng of Brand Africa Finance and Kingsley Makhubela of Brand South Africa at the Top 50 Brands announcement on 15 September 2015. (Image: Melissa Javan)Pratiksha Jekison-Singh, the senior manager of brand communications and media at MTN, welcomed the win, especially following the recent strikes and structural changes within the company.“Our customers are the core focus, the centre of our business,” she said. “We’re driving to what’s best for them, looking at their behaviour and educate them on what is best suitable for their needs.”The Top 50 Brands were a prestigious event. “The brands are competing in the same industry, markets and fields. Yet with competing, we have the same respect for each other, and our goal is to achieve what is best for the country as a whole,” she added.Kate Fordyce, the head of agency at Woolworths, said the retailer was very proud and honoured to receive this award from Brand South Africa. “This award is testament to the passion and hard work of our people and the loyalty of our customers.“The Woolworths difference is brought to life by our values such as quality, integrity, energy and sustainability. These same values inform everything we do – from our customer service to our interactions with suppliers and our contribution to the communities in which we operate.”Click on the image below for a larger view.Sources: Brand Africa Finance and Brand South Africa Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Lawyers protest arrest of Nagpur advocate Surendra Gadling

first_imgLawyers from the Indian Association of People’s Lawyers have expressed their concern over the arrest of advocate Surendra Gadling from his house in Nagpur, alleging an attack on lawyers who are fighting cases of marginalised people.Mr. Gadling has been arrested in relation with the violence at Bhima Koregaon near Pune when Dalits congregated to celebrate the British victory over Peshwas with the help of Mahar soldiers.Addressing the media here on Thursday, IAPL vice-president Sudha Bharadwaj said that the sudden arrest was part of a pattern where “people’s lawyers” are being targeted, in violation of the widely-held norm that “being a lawyer of a political prisoner is not a crime”.A release by the IAPL said that this is part of a larger pattern: advocates Upendra Nayak of Odisha, Murugan of Tamil Nadu and Satyendra Chaubey of Chhattisgarh “have all been implicated in the cases of their own clients, which is absolutely unacceptable as per United Nations principles on the role of lawyers”.“In the morning of June 6, 2018, the Pune Police arrested senior advocate Surendra Gadling from his house in Nagpur at 6 a.m. The arrest has been made in connection with an FIR registered on January 8, 2018 at Vishrambaug PS in Pune. The FIR originally alleged inciting communal harmony at the Elgar Parishad program organised on December 31, 2018 to commemorate 200 years of the victory of Mahar soldiers over the Peshwa in the Bhima Koregaon battle,” the release said. “In March 2018, the case was converted into a criminal conspiracy. On April 17, 2018, though the FIR did not originally name advocate Gadling, the police raided his house and office and confiscated all possible CDs, hard disks, computer systems – including the family’s devices. Yesterday he and other intellectuals and activists were arrested in the same case, by adding several sections of the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), which ensures long detention and difficulty in obtaining bail.”Apart from Mr. Gadling, head of the English department at Nagpur University Shoma Sen, Marathi poet Sudhir Dhavale, Rona Wilson of the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners and anti-displacement activist Mahesh Raut have also been arrested.“The bias of the state is all the more obvious when the leaders of Hindutva organisations named in many complaints and FIRs as instigators of the Bhima Koregaon violence – Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide – whose anticipatory bail applications have been refused by even the Supreme Court, still roam free,” the release said.last_img read more

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Getting your home ready- knee or hip surgery

first_imgAlternate NamesHip or knee surgery – getting your home readyIntroductionBefore you go to the hospital for surgery, set up your home to make your recovery and life easier when you come back. Do this well in advance of your surgery.Ask your doctor, nurse, or physical therapist about getting your home ready.Make It Easy for YourselfMake sure everything you need is easy to get to and on the same floor where you will spend most of your time. If you will need to use the stairs, you should limit using them to once a day.Have a bed that is low enough so that your feet touch the floor when you sit on the edge of the bed.Set up your bed on the first floor if you can. You may not need a hospital bed, but your mattress should be firm.Have a bathroom or a portable commode on the same floor where you will spend most of your day.Stock up on canned or frozen food, toilet paper, shampoo, and other personal items.Either buy or make single meals that can be frozen and reheated.Make sure you can reach everything you need without getting on your tiptoes or bending down low.Put food and other supplies in a cupboard that is between your waist and shoulder level.Place glasses, your teapot, and other items you use a lot on the kitchen counter.Make sure you can get to your phone. A portable phone can be helpful.Place a chair with a firm back in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and other rooms you will use. This way, you can sit when you do your daily tasks.If you will be using a walker, attach a sturdy bag or a small basket to it to hold your phone, a notepad, a pen, and another other things you will need to have close by. You can also use a fanny pack.You may need help bathing, using the toilet, cooking, running errands, shopping, going to the doctor, and exercising. If you do not have someone to help you at home for the first 1 or 2 weeks after surgery, ask your doctor or nurse about having a trained caregiver come to your home to help you. This person can also check the safety of your home and help you with your daily activities.advertisementOther items that may help:A shower sponge with a long handleA shoehorn with a long handleA cane, crutches, or a walkerA reacher to help you pick up things from the floor, put on your pants, and take off your socksA sock aid to help you put on your socksHandle bars in the bathroom to allow you to steady yourselfBathroom SetupRaising the toilet seat height will keep you from flexing your knee too much. You can do this by adding a seat cover or elevated toilet seat or a toilet safety frame. You can also use a commode chair instead of a toilet.You may need to have safety bars in your bathroom. Grab bars should be secured vertically or horizontally to the wall, not diagonally.Do not use towel racks as grab bars. They cannot support your weight.You will need two grab bars. One helps you get in and out of the tub. The other helps you stand from a sitting position.You can make several changes to protect yourself when you take a bath or shower:Put non-slip suction mats or rubber silicone decals in the tub to prevent falls.Use a non-skid bath mat outside the tub for firm footing.Keep the floor outside the tub or shower dry.Place soap and shampoo where you do not need to stand up, reach, or twist.Sit on a bath or shower chair when taking a shower:Make sure it has rubber tips on the bottom.Buy a seat without arms if it is placed in a bathtub.Avoiding FallsKeep tripping hazards out of your home.Remove loose wires or cords from areas you walk through to get from one room to another.Remove loose throw rugs.Fix any uneven flooring in doorways. Use good lighting.Have night lights placed in hallways and rooms that can be dark.Pets that are small or move around may cause you to trip. For the first few weeks you are home, consider having your pet stay elsewhere (such as with a friend, in a kennel, or in the yard).Do not carry anything when you are walking around. You may need your hands to help you balance.advertisementPractice using a cane, walker, crutches, or a wheelchair. It is especially important to practice the correct ways to:Sit down to use the toilet and stand up after using the toiletGet in and out of the showerUse the shower chairGo up and down stairsReview Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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