Story Links CARBONDALE, Ill. – Anthony Beane, the Missouri Valley Conference’s second leading scorer, scored 31 points to push SIU past the Drake University men’s basketball team, 75-60, Saturday afternoon at SIU Arena.Drake (6-20, 1-13 MVC) was led by junior Kale Abrahamson’s (West Des Moines, Iowa) 15 points, his most in MVC play on 5-of-10 shooting. Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) continued his strong play with 11 points and a team-high nine rebounds to match a career high. Dominik Olejniczak (Torun, Poland) added 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting.Beane’s 31 points for SIU (20-7, 9-5 MVC) came on 12-of-20 shooting along with six rebounds. Bola Olaniyan added a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double in the win. The Salukis converted on 50.9 percent of their shots in the game and pulled away by converting at 55.6 percent clip in the second half.”Anthony Beane is really good, he makes hard shots and one guy can’t try to guard him,” said Drake head coach Ray Giacoletti. “His athleticism hurt us tonight, but our guys fought.”Olejniczak scored eight of his points in the first half as he was 4-of-4 from the field. The Bulldogs took a 12-10 lead eight minutes into the period of a Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) putback that capped a 9-0 run for the Bulldogs. But, SIU fired back with a 17-2 spurt that saw six different Salukis score to give SIU a 27-14 lead with 5:29 left in the period. “The first half we were a mess offensively,” Giacoletti said. “We couldn’t get into anything and couldn’t get an entry. They took it away and you have to play through that. We didn’t do a good job of that and took bad shots.”Three points from Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) in the final 90 seconds of the period pulled the Bulldogs within seven points but a three-point play from Mike Rodriquez gave SIU at 10-point, 37-27, lead at halftime.Schlatter, making his second career start, finished the game with seven points, five rebounds and two assists.Drake opened up the second half by shooting 54 percent from the field in the first eight minutes and got as close as six points, but Beane scored nine points during that span to keep SIU’s lead in double-digits for the majority of the time. With less than 10 minutes left in the contest, a Beane three-pointer started an 11-3 run the built up a 16-point, 64-48, lead with 6:36 left.A pair of baskets from Abrahamson with less than three minutes left twice got the Bulldogs within 11 points, but the Salukis, and especially Beane, continued to make shots to earn their 20th win of the season.Drake returns home for its next contest on Wednesday, Feb. 17, against Evansville. Tipoff at the Knapp Center is scheduled for 8 p.m. with the game airing on MVC TV affiliates.Print Friendly Version ESPN 1350 MVC TV Listen Live Watch Live Evansville 2/17/2016 – 8:00 PM Preview Buy Tickets Next Game: Photos Full Schedule Roster Box Score (PDF) Box Score (HTML)
The Humboldt State Women’s basketball team, after having a pair of games over the weekend cancelled due to poor air quality, will return to the court tonight when it hosts Concordia University at 7 p.m. at Lumberjack Arena.Humboldt (2-0) is off to its best start since the 2011-12 season and will play its final preseason game tonight before beginning California Collegiate Athletic Association play on Friday at Sonoma State (1-1).“We were please to open up with two road win over a couple of …
A camera, an internet connection and a desire to be in front of the camera is all you need to begin vlogging. (Image:Tamur Madjerey).• Caspar Lee, South Africa’s 20-year-old YouTube millionaire • South Africa drives Africa’s internet traffic • Mobile phone boost to African internet • South Africa online • SA web users to double by 2014 Sulaiman PhilipVlog (noun): A blog in which the postings are primarily in video form. Since 2011 it has been a point-scoring word in Scrabble. The South African vlogging population is growing. Slowly. But it is giving South Africans, mostly young, an opportunity to share their world with the universe.There are older South African vloggers, says Gabriel Erasmus, but the majority tend to be younger. Erasmus is the creator of the youtubestars.co.za website and a member of the South African Facebook vlogging group. “Age is not a factor. If you have a camera, internet connection, a love for filmmaking or just love being in front of a camera you are sorted,” he continues.These young, and young at heart, South Africans are in the vanguard of an internet movement that has been growing over the past decade. It is the evolution from the ubiquitous bloggers, and involves the uploading of personal video clips of everything from beauty and fashion tips to raging about language and homesickness.Henri Himschoot was one of the first South African vloggers. The Cape Town musician began his The Himschoots vlog in 2010. A period of inactivity that lasted for a few years came to an end when he discovered the YouTube South Africa Facebook group. When he joined in April 2014, there were 80 members; there are now 291 and the number grows daily. “The community is extremely diverse, but you have to get to know us and understand how we all fit together to make one big happy South African family. Not one of us competes with the other, we all support each other and that’s what makes us succeed.” Communication toolRuben Mostert was the shy kid at school who had trouble making friends. Vlogging became his outlet and means of communicating with others. The longer he vlogged the more confident and comfortable he became in his own skin. “The best of all, my personality in front of the camera has evolved into my daily life. Why do I like vlogging? You can escape the real world with all the bad things going on and create your own world and share it. Call it my fantasy world if you want.”Author Michael Kaminsky traces the birth of vlogging to 2000 and Adam Kontras’s dream of a Hollywood career. Driving across the United States, he posted a video to accompany the blog of his trip. By 2008, vlogging helped elect an American president. Will.i.am’s Yes We Can used a speech by candidate Barack Obama to create a powerful vlog viewed more than 25 million times.Will.i.am’s vlog is slick and professional, but the popularity of vlogging is down largely to the ease with which people can shoot and upload videos. “To start you don’t need fancy equipment or expensive software. You can start with a smartphone and the basic video editing software that comes pre-installed with all major operating systems. All the skills needed are even taught in schools nowadays. In the end good content exceeds the need for expensive equipment and fancy editing.” Global online communityVlogs are part of a larger online movement that has given birth to online global communities. These communities are built on the idea that users are not docile recipients of content but are actively shaping their experience.Vlogger Kristen van Niekerk believes that technology is changing the way we communicate. The world has moved from writing letters to sending emails; phone calls have been replaced by video calls. “Writing is still the basis of all communication and won’t be replaced by video, but video does improve how we communicate. Our education system should adapt to technological advances, offer to teach skills to those who want to learn. Not everyone wants a life filled with technology, but the choice should be available.”YouTube has grown from its first video in 2005 to become a repository of videos of cute kittens, conspiracy theories and a new kind of entrepreneur. It is a hub of raw, soon to be discovered talent, a place that allows for experimentation and creativity that is changing the way traditional media interact with audiences.YouTube vlogger Michelle Phan has over 700 million views of her personal channel, a makeup demonstration channel that grew from a blog. That is as many people who turn on their TVs to watch the World Cup, all of whom want to watch a 27-year-old teach them how to apply lipstick like Miley Cyrus.In a 2012 MacTaggart lecture, media and TV executive Elisabeth Murdoch pointed out that YouTube was beginning to behave like a market leader. “Believe at your own risk that the platform is based on homemade videos of cats in washing machines… Brands and talent are using YouTube to create direct-to-consumer relationships.”Vloggers had developed a new way of creating content and interacting with an audience, which made them attractive to companies. The history of vlogging is full of stories of products mentioned on popular channels that sell out within days, if not hours. South African vloggersSouth Africa vloggers do not generate that kind of hysteria or have the fan base to do that, just yet. Sara Mormino, a director at YouTube, in an interview with the Guardian newspaper explained the attraction of vloggers to companies. She began by explaining that the earning capacity of English vloggers had increased by 60% in 2013, in large part thanks to mobile phones. “These young people have really captured a new way of creating content and a new way of engaging an audience.”South African vlogger Rachel Kopel says even YouTube stars never began vlogging intending to make money or become famous. She has been producing content for three years and believes that she is still learning to create great content. She does it because she is passionate about her topic and wants to share her opinions with the world. “We are living in a very self-absorbed generation, where everyone is taking selfies and promoting themselves. YouTube is a way of promoting yourself and creating a name and reputation for yourself. You must just hope that you are doing it for the right reasons.”As South Africa’s connectivity speeds increase and software becomes more accessible, the number of South Africans going online will increase. As we mature as technology users, how South Africans use the web will change. We will begin looking for more individual experiences or communities that share our interests. South African vloggers are building a collective memory bank to share about the South African experience.Being criticised, earning support, the frustrations of dealing with South African upload speeds, getting views, even making bloopers, are part of the adventure, say Marco and Elmar, who vlog as ThoseBroz. “You find a community that allows you to express yourself and where you can paint a picture of who you are, and share it with the world. The journey from your first video, straight up to your 20th-plus video, is simply one of the most amazing adventures any person can take,” they explain.
Pakistani Army on Sunday again violated ceasefire by firing from automatic weapons and shelling mortars along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.The Pakistan forces initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from small arms, automatic weapons and mortars from 6.30 a.m. on the Indian Army posts along the LoC in Naushera sector, a defence spokesman said.The Indian troops returned the fire strongly and effectively, he said.Second one in 24 hoursThis was the second ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the past 24 hours.The violation comes just days after an attack by a Pakistani special forces team that sneaked across the LoC into Poonch under heavy fire-cover and killed two jawans while losing one of their men.Yesterday, the Pakistan Army had initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on the Indian Army posts along the LoC in Poonch sector.Earlier on Thursday, in the third such attack this year, a team of Pakistani special forces sneaked 600 metres across the LoC into the Poonch sector and killed two Indian jawans and lost one Border Action Team (BAT) member in retaliatory action.The BAT comprises special forces personnel of the Pakistan Army and terrorists.It had carried out the attack on an Army patrol party in the Gulpur belt of Poonch on 22 June under heavy cover fire by Pakistani troops.In the gunfight, two Indian soldiers — 34-year-old Naik Jadhav Sandip of Aurangabad and 24-year-old Sepoy Mane Savan Balku of Kolhapur — were martyred.The Pakistani BAT members were armed with ‘headband cameras’ to record the attack on the Indian Army patrol. 19 violations in JuneEarlier, on June 16, Pakistan violated the ceasefire by firing on forward posts along the LoC in Naushera sector of Rajouri district of J&K, killing an Indian Army jawan.There have been 19 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the international border in Jammu region in June.
The Maharashtra government has announced that villages that were fully submerged in the recent floods will be rehabilitated either on State land or private land that the government is willing to buy at market rate, said Chandrakant Patil, Cabinet Minister for Revenue, PWD (Excluding Undertakings) and Guardian Minister for Kolhapur and Pune, on Wednesday.The senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said the plan will be put in place first for over 100 villages on an immediate basis. The first of the villages to be fully rehabilitated on revenue land will be in the vicinity of Pune. “If that is not available, we will rehabilitate the village on private land,” he said.The minister also took stock of the affected areas in the region and said the government is providing all the required assistance, including ₹5,000 as immediate relief and foodgrains. Mr. Patil said the government will do everything possible to rehabilitate over 300 submerged villages in Pune and Kolhapur. “It has also undertaken on a priority basis rehabilitation of damaged bridges. We are informing the victims of State benefits made available after the floods,” he said, after the tour on Wednesday. The Maharashtra Cabinet has already announced ₹6,813-crore assistance for flood-hit people, out of which ₹4,708 crore was allocated to Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara and ₹2,105 crore to the Konkan and Nashik.The State Cabinet has already decided to pay ₹16,602 as compensation towards the destruction of a pucca home while approving ₹5,200 for partial damages. Meanwhile, ₹4,000 will be compensated for a hutment. An estimated 23,000 homes have been destroyed while others have been partially damaged, officials said. Senior officials said the Cabinet has approved ₹222 crore for rebuilding homes and may eventually tap into schemes such as Ramai Awas Yojna and Shabri Gharkul Yojna. The floods have caused damage in over 750 villages, while near 4.5 lakh people have been displaced.