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Clennon earns three-year contract in Finland

first_imgReggae Boyz striker AndrÈ Clennon is set to depart the island this week to take up a three-year contract with Finnish club VPS.The 25-year-old former Waterhouse and Lam Dong (Vietnam) player recently agreed to the deal after impressing while on a two-month loan from defending Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) champions Arnett Gardens at the end of last season.”I should leave any time next week. I recently re-signed a three-year contract team with VPS,” the former Bridgeport High School star told The Gleaner.”It is a great feeling because it is a good opportunity for me to go over there and continue to do well because it is a gateway to other opportunities in Europe,” the powerfully built attacker added.Unlike the first time he went to VPS, this time, Clennon will head to the club alone.”Initially, when I was there the first time, it was both me and Hughan Gray who went, but now, I am going back alone. There will, however, be another Jamaican there as Steven Morrissey, who played for Portmore United, is with the club,” Clennon said.national squadThe striker, who earned a recall to the national squad after playing an integral role in Arnett Gardens winning last season’s RSPL title and who was part of Jamaica’s squad that competed in the country’s first ever Copa AmÈrica tournament and best-ever finish in the Gold Cup last summer, said the opportunity was a result of hard work.”I went on a two-month loan last season, and I think I did well playing six games, scoring four goals and helping my team to avoid relegation. We finished ninth in the 12-club league, and this is in the top league in Finland,” the Portmore resident said.Clennon said the type of football played in Finland is tailor-made for his style of play.”The type of football there is very competitive. It has good-quality players, some of whom would have played in the German Bundesliga and came back to play there, so it is a good place to be and to play football. It is typical European football played with a lot of speed and very physical and it suits me.”It is pretty cold there, but you have to get used to it because in international football today, you cannot get rid of that, and once you are going to that side of the world, you just have to prepare yourself and mind to just go out there and work,” the six-footer said.While happy with the opportunity and the compensation he will get, Clennon said this would be just the start for him in Europe and European football.”I am looking to make the best of this, and even though I have signed a three-year contract, I am looking to use this as an opportunity to move to Norway or Sweden after about a year, depending on how well I do,” the confident player said.last_img read more

PBA: Star ends Kia’s misery with 47-point beating

first_imgThe second quarter was essentially one big scoring run for the Hotshots, who overpowered the Picanto 33-12 to take a 65-36 lead in the second half.Despite handing Kia its worst loss in franchise history, Star head coach Chito Victolero downplayed their dominance said the game just went into their favor.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Actually those kinds of things just happens,” said Victolero. “We have a good mindset and we play together as a team. Both the offense and defense were rolling tonight.”“We needed this game very badly in order for us to have a slim chance for the top four and we know that Kia won’t give this game that easily.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)02:10SEA Games 2019: Didal collects 2nd skateboard gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Camp time! Warriors, Wolves prepare to open training camp Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESStar capped off Kia’s horrendous showing in the PBA Governors’ Cup with a 128-81 drubbing Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Hotshots, who are on their way to the quarterfinals, improved to 6-4 while the Picanto failed to win a single game in the conference and signed off with a 0-11 card.ADVERTISEMENT Star put Kia on a vice grip, holding down the Picanto on a paltry 32 percent shooting, 30-of-95, while shooting on a better 60 percent clip, 48-of-80.The Hotshots also outrebounded the Picanto 62-41.Kristoffer Acox led the Hotshots with 19 points and 15 rebounds while Jio Jalalon and PJ Simon had 15 and 13 points, respectively.Marc Pingris added 12 points and nine rebounds and upped his career total points to 5,001 on a fast break dunk with 7.7 seconds left in the game in what became as the match’s final field goal.Gerron Johnson had 29 points on 9-of-28 shooting to lead Kia.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

‘Success’ and ‘failure’ in education

first_imgDear Editor,The media has been full the last few days with stories of ‘success’ and ‘failure’ in terms of the National Grade Six Assessment. Whilst a few students bask in their scores, thousands more lament the results. Lists are made of the ‘good’ schools in terms of their exam results. The criteria for a ‘good’ school being one or more students in the top one per cent. No mention, of course, is made of the many others who ‘failed’ the exam from the same ‘good schools.’ This is not Guyana’s challenge alone.A popular writer, John Holt, wrote a best seller, with the first line, “most children in school fail.” They fail to develop more than a tiny per cent of their capacity. Education worldwide is blindly focussed on a slavish pursuit of ‘completing the syllabus,’ with precious little reflection on how much of that sacred syllabus really matters. Few syllabi worldwide give more than scant attention to the environment, sexuality issues or world citizenship.Whatever the merits of the Grade Six Assessment, it is surely time for a radical look at what we are doing in education in Guyana. The Commission on Enquiry has come and gone and we read in the papers over the past few days that 40 per cent of students failed English, 62 per cent failed Maths and 54 per cent failed Science. So where do we go from here?School of the Nations has made one attempt to respond to this urgent need in our education system by introducing the Cambridge University Certificate in Educational Leadership programme in Guyana. This is being offered in collaboration with the Education Ministry. The Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson, recently arranged for the Director of Nations, Dr Brian O’Toole, to meet with all the Regional Education Officers (REdOs) to discuss the programme and how it could be implemented across Guyana.The first cohort of 35 teachers and administrators is now close to completion of the Certificate programme. A second group is to start in September. Significantly, seven of the REdOs are pursuing the programme themselves.Nigel Richards, REdO for Region One (Barima-Waini), has organised the Cambridge Certificate for his region and 30 teachers gathered in Mabaruma last weekend to start the programme. This is being done in collaboration with the 23 trained teachers who are here in Guyana for the summer from USA as part of the LRTT (Limited Resource Teacher Training) programme.The REdOs of Essequibo Coast and Berbice are planning meetings with all the head teachers in their regions to introduce the Cambridge Certificate programme in their region. Also plans are in train to take the programme to the Rupununi in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and Mahdia, in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).The Cambridge University Certificate programme focuses on leadership and the need for fundamental reform in education, not just in Guyana, but worldwide.The Certificate begins by exploring the challenges facing education throughout the world and why so many children are failing. The texts that accompany the course explore what contributes to the most successful education systems internationally, eg in South Korea, Canada, Singapore and Finland, and why other countries, despite their wealth, such as USA and UK, are falling behind.In the ‘progressive’ countries there is very little disparity between the best and the ‘poorer’ schools. In Canada, for example, there are good schools throughout the country, even in very isolated regions. In these countries, unlike Guyana, teaching is regarded as a very attractive profession.One of the course texts states that a number of urban schools in the US are “sinkholes for poor minorities,” with a range of ages and abilities in one class. Teachers are suffering from the demands of satisfying parents whilst, at the same time, attempting to respond to the competing demands of politicians and school administrators.But rather than dwelling on problems, the Cambridge programme explores what can be done to respond to the challenge. Fundamental to the programme is the need for a whole school focus. The course promotes a reflective, inquiring, problem-solving approach. Key elements of the Certificate programme are: how to get more teachers of quality, the need to promote more rigorous teacher training and the need to reflect on how to cultivate an ethos of striving for excellence on the part of persons in education.Charismatic Leadership only produces temporary gains. There needs to be a move to a model of distributive leadership in which the focus is on changing the whole school. With charismatic leadership others just sit back and expect the leaders to do everything, heroic leaders in fact prevent the emergence of strong institutions.We need to promote and nurture Emotional Intelligence in our teachers and move away from the arrogance and inflexibility of the past and embrace an atmosphere of self-awareness and empathy that will allow teachers to meet the stresses of modern day teaching.One of the Cambridge texts states that 40 per cent of US teachers from Nursery to Fifth Form teachers are “disillusioned” and are just waiting to leave the job. An essential element of the Certificate course is that good teaching is actually very hard and needs extensive training, the focus is to work with groups and not individual teachers. We don’t need more ‘projects,’ rather, we need a coherent plan. We need to move away from the fragmented, faddish and inflexible approach that we have pursued in education for too long.We need to move away from being consumed by data which often focuses on failures and on what can be easily measured. Teachers need to learn how to learn and how to embrace change and take risks. For far too long teachers have felt powerless and without a voice. Their response is to leave the job.We need to appreciate that good teaching is actually very hard and demands extensive training. In sport, the arts, music it is the same. Ronaldo, Beyonce or Hale Berry rehearse and practice constantly – why should it be any different for teachers?We need to develop ‘souls’ within our schools, characterised by care, trust and empathy on the part of the teachers. We need to help our teachers feel they are part of something bigger.The wider community needs to be more effectively involved in schools. In Singapore there is a clear sense of pride and national direction and a very clear sense of where they want to go. How can we develop that same ethos in Guyana?If we fail to begin this consultation the danger is that we will have more commissions of inquiry, more conferences and more state papers and still the key issues remain unresolved. In UK and USA this failure results in riots as the poor hit out at their lack of opportunity. How will the scenario play out in Guyana if we fail to act?Sincerely,Dr Brian O’Toole,Director, Nationslast_img read more

Liberian Students in Mali Want Jobs Back Home

first_imgA group of Liberian students pursuing courses in various academic disciplines in Bamako, the Republic of Mali, have expressesd concern about their prospects for gaining employment back home in Liberia upon the completion of their studies.The students’ academic status range from primary and secondary school levels up to under and post-graduate studies.The group’s spokesman, Modibo Diakitie, is a university student in accounting, while his colleague, Mustaphy Sidikie, is majoring in electrical engineering. Both of them have the desire to return to Liberia and contribute to the growth and development of the country. Their major concern is whether they will gain employment or not when they return.Ms. Saboe Diakitie is a nursing student now doing her internship at Hospital Adaco in Bamako. Her only worry is to return to Liberia and find employment with any of the government-run health facilities. Natalie Diarra, is another student attending high school in Bamako. She told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview in Jegroni Parap that her focus is to pursue a university degree in road building. “Thereafter, I want to return to Liberia and contribute to the rebuildingof my mother’s country.”The number of Liberian students in that part of West Africa is small. But all of them dream of returning to Liberia to seek for employment upon the completion of their respective studies. Whether they will realize their dream or not, the answer will come when they have completed their studies and come back home to liaise with either the ministries of Public Works, Health or Education. One disadvantage that may restrain them should they graduate and return to Liberia may be the issue of citizenship. All of them are living with their adopted parents or are either born to Liberian mothers.With that in mind, their focus for now is to complete their respective studies and return to Liberia.Education in MaliPublic education in Mali is, in principle, free and compulsory for nine years between the ages of 7 and 16. The system covers six years of primary education beginning at age seven, followed by six years of secondary education, generally divided into two three-year cycles which, said Modibo, some of the students have completed. He said Mali’s primary school enrollment rate is low, to a large extent “because families are unable to cover the cost of uniforms, books, supplies, and fees required to attend public school. Thanks to our parents for providing the cost of our education, at least to complete the primary level,” Modibo added. Students in Mali pay no tuition fees, but private secondary and vocational schools may charge US$600 a year (in Bamako, 2008), in a nation where the average yearly salary was US$500 in 2007, according to the World BankMali’s EducationMali has one of the highest adult illiteracy rates in the world with 52 percent of the male and 66.8 percent of the female being illiterate.Education is free and compulsory for all children between 7 and 16 years old. Only 71 percent of the boys and 51 percent girls are enrolled in high school as families were unable to afford uniforms, books or school supplies.The lack of schools in rural areas and qualified teachers are major problems of Mali’s educational system.In 2010 and up to present, the government estimates that 35 percent of the children graduating from primary school will not meet the secondary school requirements. The gender inequality is significant particularly in rural areas. Public schools are free, but private secondary and vocational schooling can go up to US$500 a year, which is the average annual salary in Mali. It is the basis for increasing inequalities between the rich and poor.“What needs to be done is reform the educational system to develop a relevant publicly supported curriculum,” a school teacher has suggested. On the donor side, it is imperative to increase the quality of education by training more teachers and revising the programs. Decentralizing education seems to be the best approach to reach the diverse communities and tackle regional inequalities. The involvement of the civil society tends to bring a higher enrollment of children and limit corruption. It also ensures teaching more adapted to the pupils especially in the case of Mali that has such a great diversity of tribes and cultures.A system of tutoring and help group practice using older students as tutors could be tested on the model of the traditional functioning patterns of village communities. Ultimately school should become compulsory for all children to give equal chances to all in life.On the demand side, it is needed to create enough incentive and adopt cost-efficient strategies to increase attendance. Offering free uniforms, lunch at school and primary health care such as vaccines or deworming medicines have a double impact, increasing attendance as well as improving nutrition and health of the students. To tackle the gender inequity, bringing women teachers in the scholar system increases girls’ enrollment as well as the number of girl students graduating. Scholarship for girls to continue their studies will also help to reduce the gender gap and create an incentive for families to send the girls to school. Teaching in the dialect of the region also dramatically increases the results in school. It ensures a better quality of teaching and response from the students. Higher education needs to be taught to ensure integration of the student into the economical context of Mali. Vocational training offers different tracks to address the diversity of students. Exchange and partnership with other universities in Africa and worldwide can increase the quality of education and bring new approaches to development. It is the occasion to design innovative solutions using local resources with a better understanding of the country’s problems and culture.The content of education is an age-old concern as it will shape the society of tomorrow, but is often overlooked. Basic health care, sanitation, sexual education and prevention and nutrition are essential knowledge that has to be spread at an early age. It is also primary to spread environment consciousness and a better understanding of the importance of biodiversity as it is the next generation who will have to deal with the worsening consequences of human activities. The concept of sustainability and ecologically responsible development is central. Finally it is essential to center education around Malian history and culture to ensure a strong identity as colonialism has left a bitter taste in West Africa. Having a strong identity rooted at the heart of Malian culture will provide the cornerstone to a self defined development path.“No pedagogy which is truly liberating can remain distant from the oppressed by treating them as unfortunates and by presenting for their emulation models from among the oppressors. The oppressed must be their own example in the struggle for their redemption.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Year of Indigenous Languages to be launched today

first_imgThe Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry will today launch the International Year of the Indigenous Languages in Aishalton Village, South Rupununi, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, Region Nine.This event will be officially declared open by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo performing the duties of President, who will be delivering the keynote address. He will be joined by Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock, and Minister within the Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, among other officials, theAn Indigenous man and woman of Shulinab Village in the South Rupununi, Region 9Department of Public Information reported on Friday.The United Nations has declared 2019 – The International Year of Indigenous Languages, to raise awareness of the consequences of the endangerment of Indigenous languages across the world. It aims to establish a link between language, development, peace, and reconciliation.On December 19, 2016, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly proclaimed 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages based on a resolution of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The General Assembly’s resolution requested the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as the lead UN agency for coordination of the year.The International Year of Indigenous Languages aims to focus attention on the risks confronting indigenous languages, especially those significant for development, reconciliation, good governance and peacebuilding. It also aims to improve the quality of life, wider international cooperation, and visibility and strengthened intercultural dialogue to reaffirm the continuity of indigenous languages and cultures.Activities planned for the year will be in three thematic areas: supporting the revitalisation and maintenance of indigenous languages through the creation of more materials and content; preserving indigenous languages, creating access to education, information and knowledge in and about indigenous languages for indigenous children, young people and adults; and mainstreaming the knowledge areas and values of indigenous peoples and cultures within broader social-cultural economic and political domains, as well as cultural practices such as traditional sports and games.In Guyana, $36 million was allocated in the 2019 National Budget to promote the nine Indigenous languages through collaboration with the UN’s Indigenous Peoples Department of Economic and Social Affairs.Among activities proposed throughout the year are a Language Revival Programme, Village Welcome Signboards to be erected at the entrance of each village in their respective language, Radio and Television programmes, a Children’s Book, a Tourist Hand Book, a Short Story competition, debates in four languages (Patamona, Akawaio, Wapishana and Makushi) at the Umana Yana, an Indigenous Foo d Festival, a Calendar of Nations 2019, and establishment of an Indigenous Summer School.last_img read more

I’m the boss! Pochettino warns ‘fuming’ Rose

first_img0Shares0000Mauricio Pochettino took the helm at Tottenham Hotspur in 2014 © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 23 – Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he has no problem with Danny Rose’s angry response to being dropped for the north London derby, but he warned the England left-back he isn’t afraid to make more big selection decisions.Rose admitted he was “fuming” at being left out of the squad for Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday before returning to the starting line-up for Tuesday’s Champions League victory at Borussia Dortmund. Although Rose was adamant there was no row with Pochettino, his frustration continued a trend of publicly airing his grievances.The 27-year-old has made just four appearances this season, and only one Premier League start, after losing his place to Ben Davies.He was fined by Tottenham in the close-season and forced to apologise for an interview in which he criticised the club’s wage structure and hinted he wanted to leave.Pochettino maintains he is happy to see Rose show some emotion because it proves he cares.“I understand if after he was angry, like other players who do not play, and I like it when players feel that emotion because it looks like they’re interested in helping the team and want to play,” Pochettino said on Thursday.“But in front of me he never was upset or angry, he never showed this emotion. He was normal in his behaviour.“You can ask me about him or Georges-Kevin Nkoudou or Paulo Gazzaniga or when (Kieran) Trippier or Ben Davies were not involved.“If you say ‘were they upset?’ Of course. Disappointed? Of course. Angry? Of course. Fuming? Of course. Because they want to play. But I am the boss. That is the problem for the players.”Pochettino has to decide whether to stick with Rose or restore Davies to the starting line-up for Saturday’s game at home to West Bromwich Albion.In the long-term, Rose’s future with the north London club could be in doubt.Pochettino has already shown he won’t tolerate unfocused players by selling Kyle Walker to Manchester City after the England right-back had his head turned by an approach from Pep Guardiola’s side.For now, the Argentine refused to reveal his plans for Rose’s future“I think it’s not a moment to talk about that, all the players have contracts with us, they’re all involved in our project,” Pochettino said.“Now you cannot guess what’s going to happen in the future, and with myself it’s the same. It’s about arriving at the moment and taking the best decision for the club.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

It was not just Rooney doing things differently – check out these great goal celebrations

first_imgIt was a weekend full of alternative goal celebrations and strops (Ronaldo).Wayne Rooney made fun of a newspaper front page story where he appears to be knocked out by Phil Bardsley, Hertha’s Anis Ben-Hatira donned a spiderman mask in the Bundesliga, while Ronaldo appeared to sulk when Gareth Bale scored for Real Madrid.With all that in mind, check out these 10 great goal celebrations and let us know what you think is the best.For more great videos, check out the talkSPORT YouTube channel.last_img read more

I’m a Celebrity 2018: Harry Redknapp now clear favourite to be King of the Jungle

first_imgHarry Redknapp is now the clear favourite to win I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here as he entertains viewers in the hit show.The ex-Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United manager was original a 10-1 shot to be crowned King of the Jungle but now he’s as short a 8/11 to emerge victorious. Harry Redknapp – 8/11Nick Knowles – 5/1Emily Atack – 5/1John Barrowman – 8/1Noel Edmonds – 20/1Anne Hegerty – 20/1Fleur East – 25/1James McVey – 33/1Rita Simons – 50/1Malique Thompson-Dwyer – 125/1Sair Khan – 150/1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “Not even bookmakers could have predicted the popularity of Redknapp, who was given a lofty 10/1 tag before heading Down Under. However, the ‘wheeler dealer’ has captured the imagination of the nation, and seems headed towards the jungle crown.”Stay up to date with ‘Arry’s time in the jungle here with the Jungle VIP podcast. Will Harry Redknapp be celebrating again? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Latest Football Stories ADVICE REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY BEST OF But Redknapp is now surging clear at the moment and the win would make him the oldest I’m A Celebrity winner ever, at 71-years-old.Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “Redknapp would have been a big price to trying ‘flossing’ in the jungle, but having whipped out the dance move with fellow contestants Fleur East and Sair Khan, the former football manager is now a true fans favourite on sofas around the country. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Current odds to win I’m A Celebrity 1 REPLY RANKED no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ shining huge blow Assuming the role of raconteur-in-chief, Redknapp has livened up the camp, while also playing his part in Bushtucker trials.And this has won over viewers, even though some fans threatened to make his life a misery on the show.last_img read more

Volleyball Hosts Valpo And Loyola To Begin Second Half Of MVC Season

first_imgFollowing this weekend’s matches, Drake returns to the road for a pair of matches against Bradley and Illinois State Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs’ hitters recorded career highs earlier this season on the road against those two opponents as Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) had 21 kills at Loyola while Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) had a career-high 24 digs in just three sets at Valparaiso. The Bulldogs take on Valparaiso Friday before facing Loyola Saturday. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. Match Notes Story Links Live Stats ESPN3 – Valpo Despite the two losses, the Bulldogs have won 11 of their last 13 matches and are 11-4 in their last 15 MVC matches dating back to last season. Drake’s defense has asserted themselves as one of the strongest in the country, leading the NCAA in total digs (1,638) and ranking fifth in digs per set (18.61). Additionally, MVC opponents are hitting just .167 against Drake’s defense that also has the most blocks in the MVC in conference games.  The Drake University volleyball team returns to the Knapp Center this weekend sitting in third place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings and aiming to bolster that position with a pair of games against Valparaiso and Loyola. ESPN3 – Loyola Drake (18-5, 7-2 MVC) reaches the midpoint in the MVC season sitting in third place. The Bulldogs are coming off two losses to the Valley’s top two teams, Missouri State and UNI. Drake forced Missouri State to five sets last weekend before falling to No. 25 UNI earlier this week, 3-0. Buy Tickets Drake defeated both Valparaiso and Loyola earlier this season 3-0 and 3-1, respectively. The Bulldogs will be tested defensively against Valparaiso (11-10, 3-5 MVC) who leads the country in digs per set (20.36) while leading the Valley in blocks per set (2.28). Loyola (1-18, 0-8) will come to the Knapp Center looking for their first conference victory after taking its last three matches to five sets.last_img read more


first_imgKILLYBEGS man Seamus Coleman hit another cracking goal for Everton today to help send the blue side of Merseyside into the next round of the FA Cup.Everton eventually beat QPR 4-0 at Goodison Park in today’s 3rd Round tie.Ross Barkley opened the scoring in the 35th minute before Nikca Jelavic hit two more either side of half-time. Coleman side-footed a stunning strike into the corner of the net in the 76th minute after running on to a lovely Barkley lay-off.It was the Donegal man’s sixth goal of the season – more than any other Premiership defender.   COLEMAN HITS ANOTHER STUNNING GOAL TO EASE EVERTON INTO FA CUP DRAW was last modified: January 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:evertongoalQPRseamus colemanlast_img read more