Men’s Soccer Has Comeback Attempt At UIC Fall Short

first_img PDF Box Score Live Stats CHICAGO – The Drake University men’s soccer team mounted a late comeback attempt at UIC that fell just short as the Flames held on for a 3-2 win, Tuesday, Sept. 20 evening at Flames Field. Junior Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.) nearly tied the game minutes later as he headed a ball that went left of the goal as the Flames ran out the clock to hold on for the win.After being held without a shot in the first half, Drake doubled up UIC in shot attempts in the final half at 10-5. Enna and redshirt freshman Adam Nicholson (Iowa City, Iowa) led the Bulldogs with two shots each.”Tonight we could see the impact of a heavy travel schedule,” said acting head coach Kyle Smith. “With six of the first eight games in the road, and a tight turnaround against Loyola, we looked a little fatigued and slow to get up to the pace of the game. We defended well in the first half but never really go going in the attacking phase of the game until the last 20-25 minutes. Although a tremendous effort from the team to pull it back to 3-2, it was not enough tie the game up. The short break will be good for the guys to refresh and regroup for Western Michigan next week.”Drake continues non-conference play at Western Michigan on Sept. 27 with first kick scheduled for 3 p.m. Print Friendly Version Preview HTML Box Score With the clock winding down and trailing 3-1, it was a first-time goal-scorer off the bench that came up big for Drake in the 87th minute. Senior Adam Weatherly (Parkville, Mo.) scored his first career goal after receiving a pass off a free kick from sophomore Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.) as Weatherly collected the ball and shot it from the top of the box past the UIC goalkeeper, Andrew Putna. Full Schedule Roster center_img Story Links at Western Michigan 9/27/2016 – 3 PM In the second half, UIC scored three goals in the first 18:20 of play to lead 3-0. However, a resilient Drake squad responded with a massive comeback attempt. Senior Mueng Sunday (Coralville, Iowa) scored the Bulldogs’ first goal in the 74th minute (74:22). Redshirt sophomore Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.) sent a free kick to the right side of the box that Sunday shot into the opposite side of the goal. It is the first goal this season for Sunday. Neither Drake (3-5-0) or UIC (2-5-1) scored in the first half as the Bulldogs did not attempt a shot and Flames had eight. Next Game:last_img read more

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A “Completely Different Slant” on Solar System Formation

first_img51; “Did great balls of fire form the planets?” New Scientist asks.  A new theory “challenges the notion that the solar system started out as a placid sea of dust motes which simply clumped together to form planets.” If accepted, it “puts a completely different slant on what happened in the early solar system in the first 2 million years.”    Ian Sanders (Trinity College, Dublin) proposed that a nearby dying star with six times the mass of the sun sent asteroid-sized blobs of magma hurtling through the solar system.  Radioactivity kept the magma blogs molten.  This led to the formation of the enigmatic chondrules, which contain remnants of short-lived radioactive nuclides.  The colliding material also formed the building blocks of the planets.    Others find the idea intriguing but problematic.  The blobs should have differentiated into chemically distinct layers – not apparent in chondrules.  It also would impact beliefs about the origin and uniqueness of life.  PhysOrg quoted Dr. Maria Lugaro (Monash University), a member of the international team of astrophysicists who proposed the new theory.  “We need to know if the presence of radioactive nuclei in young planetary systems is a common or a special event in our galaxy because their presence affected the evolution of the first large rocks (the parent bodies of asteroids and meteorites) in the solar system,” she said.  “These are believed to be the source of much of earth’s water, which is essential for life.”This completely different slant is pretty oblique, all right.  So now Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin should just accept the notion that, 40 years ago, they were starstuff walking on starstuff, just globs of protoplasm walking on old solidified globs of lava.  Assuming the hallmark of humanness is rationality, that sounds like one giant leap backwards for mankind.    While it’s nice to see some daring new thinking outside the box in science, this idea seems highly contrived.  The evolutionists probably won’t like it.  It makes the origin of the earth much more unlikely, for one thing.  For another, it tends to falsify the long-taught belief that dust accretion is sufficient to build planets.  But where is the evidence for a nearby large star in the right position with the right amount of material to seed our sun with planetary building blocks when they were needed?  How convenient to bring in the material by just-in-time special delivery.  Let’s ask the logical follow-up question.  Where did the dying star get its asteroid-sized blobs, if accretion is no longer in vogue?    “Great balls of fire” belongs in a rock concert, not a science lab.  This proposal should call into question whether imagining “notions” after the fact is really scientific.  Are scientists supposed to be sitting around inventing notions? (notion, n.: vague or imperfect conception or idea of something; a fanciful or foolish idea; whim).  You thought science was about testing theories with evidence.  The notion in this story amounts to little more than an ad hoc speculation concocted to save the old notion from anomalies.  There’s an ad hoc here and an ad hoc there, here a hoc, there a hoc, everywhere an ad hoc.  One doesn’t normally add hawks to the science farm.  If Old MacDonald Observatory ever hawks this theory, they should quickly hear some philosophical moos and oinks from the sentient animals.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Holiday Help: Financially Preparing for the Holiday Season

first_imgBy Katie Stamper, Program Assistant and Dr. Michael S. Gutter The start of football season can only mean a few things: tailgating, rivalries, and holidays! Holidays? Yes, holidays! Every Saturday football game may be an unofficial holiday for you and other fans but the real holidays are right around the corner. Put down your pom-pom because there is no better time to start saving and preparing for the upcoming holiday season than now.  You can begin preparing for the upcoming holiday shopping season by following a few simple steps. First, set a budget. Think of the travel needs, will anyone to travel for the holidays because of where one is stationed? Planning ahead as much as possible can also help you find the best fares.Think for whom you are going to buy and how much you will spend for each person. Remember, you are not on your list, so try to avoid impulse buys for yourself. Don’t forget to include food and travel expenses within your budget. Once you have decided who you are buying for and possible gift ideas, comparison shop. Look for gifts in catalogs, the Internet, or better yet at local stores. Review sale flyers and watch for sales and discounts. Have open discussions with parents, siblings, and close friends to reduce the amount of gifts everyone buys for each other.The fun part awaits; shop! Don’t diminish your fun by shopping at the last minute. Shop early so you can find the best deals, enjoy your experience, and the holiday season. When shopping, try to use cash instead of credit or debit. When you use cash you see money leaving your wallet as opposed to swiping a card which can quickly reach your limit. By using cash, you also avoid the holiday hangover of credit card bills. Finally, remember the real reason for the holidays. Gifts are not nearly as important as spending time with loved ones, family, and friends. Perhaps you could combine a vacation as part of the gift so that you use your vacation fund and holiday fund to meet a combined need! This can especially be good when if a family member is deployed and knows when they would have a scheduled time to visit home.For more on planning for the holidays, please watch this video. This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on September 20, 2013last_img read more

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a month ago​Mignolet reveals Liverpool blocked earlier Club Brugge move

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Mignolet reveals Liverpool blocked earlier Club Brugge moveby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet revealed that his path out of the club was blocked by the club in previous transfer windows.The goalkeeper finally got his wish for a move away from the club this summer.But he was denied that request in the 2018 summer transfer window and the 2019 January transfer window.The Belgium international is now at Club Brugge, and he believes they wanted him previously as well.Mignolet lost his place in the Liverpool starting line up to Loris Karius, then went down the pecking order after the signing of Alisson Becker last summer.He told Het Nieuwsblad – via Sport Witness: “That’s possible [Mboyo’s comments], although Bart Verhaeghe [Brugge president] called me last winter.”It was non-negotiable for Liverpool then.”However, with the return of so many Red Devils [Belgium national team players], I think that was set in motion by Kompany.” last_img read more

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