Women’s Soccer Advances to MVC Semis with 1-0 Win Over Valpo

December 24, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Full Schedule Roster Watch Live “The game opened up in the second half and we were incredibly unlucky to not get the second goal,” Horner said. “That would’ve killed the contest.” The Bulldogs created a handful of goal-scoring opportunities in the second half, most notably in the 81st minute. Live Stats Drake’s win pushes it into the semifinals, where the Bulldogs will have a rematch against No. 1 seed Loyola on Friday in Springfield, Mo. The Ramblers defeated the Bulldogs, 3-0, on Sept. 28. Cassie Rohan scored the game-winning goal for the Bulldogs with a highlight-reel left-footed strike in the 16th minute. Kelsie Stone made a remarkable reaction save just before halftime to preserve Drake’s lead. Valparaiso’s Madison Tuma snuck into open space in the box and received an accurate delivery, but Stone snuffed out the opportunity by coming off her line and extending her right foot to deflect the shot out of harm’s way. WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament with a 1-0 victory over Valparaiso on Monday night at Tiger Field. The Bulldogs will take on No. 1 seed Loyola on Friday in Springfield, Mo. “We were really pleased to get an early goal to settle any nerves and allow us to find our rhythm in the game,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “We are thrilled for Cassie to get her goal as she has been fantastic recently and was excellent on both sides of the ball tonight.” Rohan played a two-person game with Alison Walls near the top of the box before navigating into open space and striking an arcing shot that sailed over the goalkeeper before diving below the crossbar and into the back of the net. Walls earned the assist on the play. at Loyola 11/8/2019 – 6 PM Stone recorded two saves on the night as her line did well to limit Valparaiso to two shots on target. Preview Vanessa Kavan dusted her defender on the left wing and delivered an in-swinging cross to Shelley Lyjak in the box, but Lyjak’s shot plunked off the left woodwork. “Our defensive group was great at absorbing pressure in transitional moments and controlled the final minutes really well,” Horner said. Next Game: “We are very excited to progress to the MVC semis and have another shot at Loyola,” Horner said. Print Friendly Version The two sides also squared off in the 2018 MVC Tournament championship game, with Loyola prevailing 3-2 in an action-packed match.last_img read more

Daniel Gallagher named Business Person of the Year 2019

December 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgDaniel Gallagher, Managing Director of North West Aluminium, has been named as Business Person of the Year at last night’s Letterkenny Business Awards 2019.Mr Gallagher became the MD of the Kilmacrennan-based firm more than a decade ago and has been instrumental in bringing it to its market-leader status.North West Aluminium is one of  Ireland’s largest manufacturers of roofing accessories and ventilation products.  With 50 employees, the company is planning a new expansion and is currently moving into the UK market, with a third of output going to the UK. The Business Person of the Year Award 2019 was presented at the Letterkenny Chamber awards in the Clanree Hotel, with more than 400 in attendance.On accepting his award, Daniel said: “It’s about having good people and the right people.”Also on the night, John Loughrey of John F. Loughrey Financial Services was added to the Letterkenny Chamber’s Hall of Fame.See the full list of winners below:  Business Person of the year – David Gallagher, NW AluminiumHall of Fame 2019 – John Loughrey, John F. Loughrey Financial ServicesExcellence in Customer Service – Michael Murphy Sports and LeisureGrowth Through Export Award –McMonagle StoneEmployee of the year – Shane McClafferty, Eurospar Gortahork Business Excellence Award – Letterkenny GlassBest Community Health and Well-Being Initiative – Donegal Women’s CentreBest Innovation & Creativity Award – Inishowen EngineeringExcellence in Marketing Award –Castle Grove Country House Hotel Best Start-Up Business Award – Luca’sRetailer of the Year – Magees PharmacyFemale Achiever Award – Annette Houston, FM CleaningBest Tourism Initiative Award – Donegal AirportEmbracing Cross Border Trade Award – Bolt-OnProfessional Services Award – Donaghy Safety Training LTDDaniel Gallagher named Business Person of the Year 2019 was last modified: November 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:daniel gallagherletterkenny business awards 2019Letterkenny ChamberNW Aluminiumlast_img read more

Warriors big man Jordan Bell on second season:”I know what to expect now”

December 21, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgOAKLAND – During his first training camp last season, Jordan Bell would frequently stargaze at his superstar teammates Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green.Just months removed from his final collegiate game, the thought of standing next to pillars of the 2017 championship team still didn’t seem real.Now, as he begins his second season with Golden State, he’s quitting that habit while he tries to put a rocky rookie season behind him.“I know what to expect now,” Bell said Tuesday …last_img read more

Hoodie Travel Pillow

December 18, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAre you sick of waking up with your head flopping about while drool drips onto your collar? Not a fan of finding yourself snuggled up inappropriately close to your neighbour? Well according to the makers you can protect your neck (and your dignity) in comfort and style with the Hoodie Travel Pillow. The inflatable neck-brace design provides support while you sleep, while the integrated fleece hoodie (with privacy drawstring) lets you hide away from the light and the possible prying eyes of fellow travellers. See here for to learn more;  http://www.firebox.com/product/6083/Hoodie-Travel-Pillowlast_img read more

BCL men ransack CU VC office

September 3, 2019 0 Comments

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CESC witnesses huge hike in power consumption

August 31, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgKolkata: The enthusiasm and excitement generated by football World Cup at distant Russia has influenced the demand map of power consumption during the night in CESC area.On Friday (June 15), midnight demand touched 1976 MW, which is 3.65 percent higher than last year and 1919 MW on Saturday (June 16), which is 1.21 percent higher than last year.According to observers, the excitement of football World Cup is keeping the football enthusiasts awake before their television sets. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn many cases, it is an all-family affair where even friends and neighbours are joining. An analysis of the trend indicates that the unusual heat is also a contributory factor with electrical fans and AC machines infull swing.Assuring consumers of a trouble-free power supply both during day and night, a company spokesperson said CESCis ready to meet the demands of consumers both during the day and night. The CESC generating stations are in full swing and no shortage of supply is apprehended. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedA spokesperson confirmed that the surge in midnight demand has led to a marginal increase in temporary faults and 500 strong CESC restoration team has successfully restored the marginal faults.CESC has successfully responded to rising telephone calls and this alert will continue as long as it is necessary.The maximum demand handled by CESC in the last two days were: 2099 MW and 1919 MW. The maximum demand up to 4:15 pm on Sunday was down to 1487 MW because of holidays, although midnight power demands on Sunday-Monday midnight is expected to be around 1750 MW.last_img read more

Googles pay equity analysis finds men not women are underpaid critics call

August 26, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgEvery year Google conducts an annual pay equity analysis to determine whether employees are being equally paid for similar jobs regardless of their gender or race. Yesterday, it shared a blog post based on this analysis, according to which men were being paid less than women in one of their job level. Google says that with this annual analysis it aims to make the modeled compensation amounts and any changes to it by managers equitable across gender and race. Any significant discrepancies found in any job groups are then addressed by upwards adjustments across the group. What Google’s pay equity analysis revealed? Google’s paying plan consists of three pay elements namely salary, bonus, and equity refresh. The analysis did not talk about these three pay elements. The compensation is based on an employee’s job role, performance, and location. Additionally, managers are allocated an extra pool of money, which is called a discretionary budget. Managers can use this budget to increase pay elements of individual employees. The analysis highlighted that this compensation discrepancy of Level 4 engineers happened because managers were allocating more discretionary funds to women than men. “First, the 2018 analysis flagged one particularly large job code (Level 4 Software Engineer) for adjustments. Within this job code, men were flagged for adjustments because they received less discretionary funds than women,” wrote Lauren Barbato, Lead Analyst for Pay Equity. As an adjustment to this discrepancy, Google provided $9.7 million to a total of 10,677 employees, though it is not clear how many of those employees were men. A major portion of this adjustment fund (49 percent) was spent on discrepancies in offers to new hires. Google notes that the number of adjustments has risen dramatically as compared to 2017, which was only 228 employees. It says that this is because 2018’s analysis covered up to 91 percent of Googlers including new hires. “Secondly, this year we undertook a new hire analysis to look for any discrepancies in offers to new employees—this accounted for 49 percent of the total dollars spent on adjustments,” reads the blog post. This report just came at a time when Google is facing lawsuits for gender pay discrimination Google and other tech giants, in general, have been increasingly under public pressure to address gender bias at the workplace. Back in 2017, Google was sued by three ex-female employees saying that the company was discriminating female employees by systematically paying them less than men for similar jobs. One of the plaintiffs in this lawsuit against Google, Kelly Ellis, mentioned that she was hired as a Level 3 employee despite having four years of experience. Needless to say, she was surprised when she read about Google underpaying men and quickly correcting their compensation to maintain “equity”. She tweeted: Dylan Salisbury, a Software development manager at Google, shared in a tweet that even though he raised a concern about Google’s gender pay discrimination, it was not really taken into account: The Level 3 category is for new software engineers who have just graduated. She further revealed that a few weeks later a male engineer who, similar to Ellis, had graduated four years back was hired as a Level 4 employee. According to the suit, other men who had the same level of qualifications or even less were also hired as Level 4 employees. Jim Finberg, the lawyer representing the female employees, says this report, in fact, contradicts expert analysis of the company’s own payroll data. Under the lawsuit, the plaintiffs are demanding justice for about 8,300 current and former employees. Finberg in an email to WIRED said, “It is very disappointing that, instead of addressing the real gender pay inequities adverse to women, Google has decided to increase the compensation of 8,000 male software engineers.” Along with the lawsuit by the three ex-female employees, in the same year, Google was sued by the Department of Labor because it refused to share compensation data needed for an anti-discrimination audit. Later on, the department found out “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce.” Google supposedly shared this report because it was counter-intuitive. Sharing select findings in the report led to a lot of misinterpretations showing that either Google didn’t have pay equity problem or even if it had they have overcorrected it. As the company itself admits in the post that this analysis is not adequate, it could have waited until the more comprehensive review is complete. Or, instead, it could have just shared the full report or the raw data for the public to see, as sharing a part of the results does not show the context. The pay equity analysis only compares employees in the same job category so it does not really show the bigger picture. The results do not reflect race or gender differences in the hiring and promotion processes. Further, in the blog post, Lauren Barbato mentions that in addition to this pay equity analysis, Google will be performing a more comprehensive review of leveling, performance ratings, and promotion processes. It will also be analyzing how employees are being leveled when they are hired. “Our first step is a leveling equity analysis to assess how employees are leveled when they are hired, and whether we can improve how we level,” says the blog post. One of the Google employees shared in a tweet that women were being paid more discretionary fund because they were systematically being under-promoted: Amid all this backlash, people were also supportive of Google’s decision. A Redditor commented, “So Google found out it was underpaying more men and hence gave men a higher raise pool? Sounds like they found a problem and took steps to fix it.” To read Google’s announcement, check out their blog post. Read Next Google refuses to remove the controversial Saudi government app that allows men to track women Google’s Project Zero reveals a “High severity” copy-on-write security flaw found in macOS kernel Google finally ends Forced arbitration for all its employeeslast_img read more

US airlines look to new administration in fight with Gulf carriers

August 19, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgU.S. airlines look to new administration in fight with Gulf carriers Share Tags: America, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, United Airlines Source: The Associated Press DALLAS — Leaders of the three biggest U.S. airlines are seeking to meet with new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to revive their stalled complaint that rivals from the Middle East are getting unfair government subsidies.The issue took on new urgency last month when one of the fast-growing Middle Eastern carriers, Emirates, announced plans to begin a new route between Athens, Greece, and Newark, New Jersey, just outside New York City. Such flights would entirely bypass Emirates’ home nation, the United Arab Emirates.American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said Thursday that Emirates’ announcement – coming as the Obama administration was leaving and before the Trump administration was at full speed – “certainly looks like a shot across the bow.”American, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines charge that Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways have received billions of dollars in subsidies from their governments, allowing them to offer below-market fares and violating so-called open-skies treaties. The Middle Eastern carriers deny receiving subsidies, and they have allies in some smaller U.S. airlines, including JetBlue Airways, and cargo carrier FedEx, which oppose renegotiating the airline treaties.More news:  Can you guess the top Instagrammed wedding locations in the world?American, Delta and United asked Washington to open negotiations with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over the issue. The Obama administration promised to hold informal talks but left office last month without taking action.Emirates began flying between Milan and New York in 2013 but didn’t add other flights after the U.S. airlines raised their subsidy claims. Parker said that letting Gulf carriers operate more such flights would pose a threat to U.S. airlines.“If those carriers are allowed to fly routes like Dallas-Fort Worth to Paris, it makes our ability to fly that route incredibly difficult,” and shorter flights that feed passengers to Dallas-to-Paris planes could also “begin to unwind,” he said in an interview.Some consumer advocates side with the Gulf carriers, however, saying the competition would lead to lower fares.Parker said late Thursday that the airlines had not yet heard back from the State Department about meeting Tillerson, who was sworn in only the day before.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is backThe U.S. carriers are pinning their hopes on President Donald Trump’s campaign promises to put American interests first in matters such as trade deals. Friday, February 3, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more