Rowing Set For MAAC Championship

first_imgDrake is vying to win its second MAAC title in program history. The Bulldogs will compete against nine fellow MAAC schools Sunday with a format that includes three races (Varsity 8+, 2nd Varsity 8+ and Varsity 4+) with heats and finals for each with the top three boats in each initial heat advancing to the grand final while the other boats move to petite finals. The school with the highest point total from the results of the races will be the conference champion. “Training has gone really well these past two weeks after MACRA,” DiSilvestro said. “We are wrapping up finals this week so it will be nice to move past the stress those bring and head to the championship to have fun and send our seniors out with a championship, that is the goal.” Drake will have an opportunity to practice on the course on Saturday to prepare for Sunday. The Bulldogs last competed at the 2016 MACRA Championship, April 24, in southern Ohio. Drake has raced in its all its scheduled races this spring in addition to having winter training in the Tampa, Fla. area and a week of spring break training in Tuscaloosa, Ala. V8+ – Bri Varela (cox) (Olathe, Kan.), Sarah Frantik (Oswego, Ill.), Kayla Caldwell (St. Charles, Ill.), Gabrielle Brodek (Hampden, Maine), Sarah Larson (Watertown, S.D.), Kerstin Donat (Vilsbiburg, Germany), Kelsey Leahy (Madison, Wis.), Emily Householter (Wheaton, Ill.), Haley Abrams (Byron, Minn.) 2016 MAAC Championship – Drake LineupsV4+ – Sadie Robb (cox) (Norwood, Iowa), Elaine Fickau (Mukwonago, Wis.), Erica Thacker (Johnston, Iowa), Madeline Killian (Mendota Heights, Minn.), Elise Nikolic (Champlin, Minn.) “Each year our conference gets faster and faster so we need to be faster,” said head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “We have continued to make improvements and build on each of our races. Every race we have had one or two boats perform really well, now it is time for all three boats to perform in six races/heats.” 2V8+ – Miranda Peterson (cox) (Duluth, Minn.), Madison Peterson (River Forrest, Ill.), Tristina Meister (Mitchell, Neb.), Alex Lueck (West Allis, Wis.), Jessica Rebischke (Lakeville, Minn.), Liz Long (Dayton, Ohio), Julie Shipley (St. Louis, Mo.), Shelley Hunter (Ontario, Calif.), Taylor Schaben (Portsmouth, Iowa) WEST WINDSOR, N.J. – The Drake University rowing team travels to the 2016 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship this Sunday with the winner of the annual conference championship securing a bid to the NCAA Championship held May 27-29 in Gold River, Calif. The MAAC championship will be held in Mercer County Park on Lake Mercer and the course will be 2,000 meters. Be sure to visit the MAAC Championship central page for updates and news. Alternate – Lauren Bascio (Springfield, Ill.)Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Wedoist Introduces Real-Time Contemporary Project Management

first_imgAmir Salihefendic, the mastermind of Todoist and Plurk, has introduced another -ism with Wedoist. Wedoist is a real-time project management tool – think along Basecamp lines. Amir has folded into the system a number of tech trends, hoping to point the product into the future. Wedoist offers the following features. Real-time updates on everythingStatus updatesTask managerGroup chat “I think one of the most interesting things about Wedoist is the technology stack, which uses Comet for all updates, said Wedoist’s developer Amir Salihefendic. “This means that each change gets broad-casted to everyone in a team instantly.” In tackling online project management, Amir and friends are entering a crowded field. Aside from Basecamp, there is the well-established Zoho, PBWorks, LiquidPlanner, Huddle, Clarizen and ActiveCollab.Perhaps the real-time features will keep it in the field, but will they allow it to stand out? Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#enterprise#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Provisions of Building Act Will Be Rigorously Enforced – Minister

first_img Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says provisions of the 2018 Building Act will be rigorously enforced. Speaking at the recent launch of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness 2019 campaign in Kingston, the Minister pointed out that the Building Act is one of the primary instruments available for the enforcement of modern building standards across the country. The legislation, which took effect on January 15, seeks to discourage new squatter settlements from being built, promote sustainable development, and establish and enforce internationally accepted building standards and rules for individuals and entities providing construction material and services. Story Highlights Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, says provisions of the 2018 Building Act will be rigorously enforced.The legislation, which took effect on January 15, seeks to discourage new squatter settlements from being built, promote sustainable development, and establish and enforce internationally accepted building standards and rules for individuals and entities providing construction material and services.Speaking at the recent launch of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness 2019 campaign in Kingston, the Minister pointed out that the Building Act is one of the primary instruments available for the enforcement of modern building standards across the country.“I want to make it clear that the enforcement that will be seen and felt applies not only to persons and companies who are building structures, it also applies to those who live in or otherwise use existing structures,” he added.Mr. McKenzie said the Ministry will be enforcing the Act through the local building authorities, as well as the regulatory and appeals bodies established through the Act.Assistance is also being provided by the Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and the National Compliance and Regulatory Agency (NCRA) in the area of quality control.Pointing to Sections 48 to 58 of the Act, Mr. McKenzie reminded members of the public that the Act gives the local authorities clear powers to intervene through Emergency Orders to cease building work on land that is deemed to be hazardous.It also requires owners to repair buildings certified as Dangerous Structures. Under the Act, local authorities are also empowered to demolish such a structure and recover the costs incurred by the local authority for remedial steps taken from the owner through the courts.Additionally, Section 58 states that a Judge can order the immediate removal of anyone from any building certified as a Dangerous Structure by the Local Authority’s Chief Engineering Officer, or on his or her own initiative.Provisions in the Building Act include ensuring public safety and welfare, ensuring the accessibility and safety for individuals with disabilities and promoting sustainable development.The Act also establishes that the municipalities will be the local building authorities responsible for certifying, inspecting and taking the necessary actions to change existing structures or approve new buildings.last_img read more

ZIM Brining Blockchain Technology into Shipping

first_imgzoom Israeli shipping company Zim Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM) has wrapped up the first pilot of paperless Bills-of-Lading based on blockchain technology.During the trial, conducted in cooperation with Sparx Logistics and Wave Ltd., the participants issued, transferred and received original electronic documents using the Wave Application. The pioneering pilot, first of its kind led by an ocean carrier, saw the containers, shipped by Sparx Logistics from China to Canada, delivered to the consignees “without a hitch”.ZIM, which is pioneering the new solution following a long market analysis, said that it is convinced that the blockchain technology and the Wave application can be the solution that will drive the trade to the digital era.The new blockchain-based system uses distributed ledger technology to ensure that all parties can issue, transfer, endorse and manage shipping and trade related documents through a secure decentralized network. The application is free for Shippers, Importers and Traders and requires no IT or operational changes.“I’m proud that ZIM leads the way in introducing blockchain technology to the shipping world, and congratulate our partners in this exciting initiative, Sparx Logistics and Wave Ltd,” Eli Glickman, ZIM CEO, said.“While we are still in the process of evaluating the technology, we are confident that this type of forward-looking ideas will advance our industry as a whole towards a more efficient and modern phase,” Eyal Ben-Amram, ZIM CIO, added.last_img read more