DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team travels to Miami, Fla. for its final tournament of the fall as the Bulldogs will play in the FIU Invitational on Friday through Sunday. Herder and Petushkova teamed up in doubles and beat South Dakota’s Kollarova/Stanciu in the opening round before falling to No. 6 seed Douglas/Van Heuvelen from Iowa in the second round. Herder and Petushkova each had tough second round matches as they each fell to seeded opponents. Herder dropped straight sets to No. 17 Yufel Long from Iowa, 6-1, 6-2, while Petushkova was setback by No. 14 Martha Matoula from Tulsa, 6-2, 6-1. In singles, Herder cruised past South Dakota State’s Morgan Brower 6-2, 6-1 as Petushkova earned a 6-3, 6-3 win over South Dakota’s Luana Stanciu to advance to the second round. Print Friendly Version Following the FIU Invitational, the Bulldogs will use the next three months to prepare for their spring opener on Jan. 19 when they host Creighton. The Bulldogs are coming off a strong performance at the highly competitive ITA Central Regional Championships. Senior Tess Herder and freshman Liza Petushkova advanced to the second round in both the singles and doubles draws.
Prior to competing, the competitors will take part in a Hy-Vee KidsFit program, a fun, at home program for kids and families to help promote health, exercise and nutrition as a priority in their daily lives.For more information on Hy-Vee KidsFit, click here. The annual elementary school shuttle relay races will feature an assortment of enhancements this year as the Drake Relays’ presented by Hy-Vee’s youngest competitors enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience. A representative of the Hy-Vee KidsFit program will be on hand to lead the elementary competitors through a portion of the KidsFit program prior to racing. Print Friendly Version The races, now staged Thursday night will included competitors from 47 elementary schools and nearly 250 students racing across the Drake Stadium turf at 5:05 p.m. Cheering them on will be a collection the elite Drake Relays competitors including Olympians, medalists and record holders.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a charge sheet on March 13 against four people, including Indian-origin Singapore citizen Haja Fakkurudeen, for allegedly hatching a criminal conspiracy, organizing clandestine training camps and mobilizing funds on behalf of the ISIS terror group in Tamil Nadu and Telangana.The others who are named in the charge sheet are Khaja Moideen, 50, of Cuddalore; Shakul Hameed, 27, of Chennai; and Ansar Meeran, 29, from Kanniyakumari. They have been accused by the NIA for allegedly promoting activities of ISIS, organizing camps, recruiting and training some people, besides helping them to travel to Syria so they could join the ISIS, along with hatching a criminal conspiracy and raising and receiving funds, PTI reported.“The case was registered at NIA in New Delhi on Jan. 26, 2017, pursuant to the order of the MHA, directing the NIA to suo-motu investigate into the information that eight accused persons from Tamil Nadu and one from Telangana with the intention of furthering the activities of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)/Daish, had hatched a criminal conspiracy and formed a terrorist gang, that had raised and received funds, organized camps, recruited and trained some persons besides facilitated their travel to Syria to join the ISIS,” NIA said in a statement.The NIA investigation revealed that Fakkurudeen, the prime accused, had organized and attended many conspiracy meetings in India with his associates to raise money and to recruit people to terror organization in 2013-14. He then, along with his family, joined ISIS in Syria in the last week of January 2014. He was seen featured in a propaganda video released by the organization on social media websites in December 2016.According to the agency, Fakkurudeen visited Chennai thrice in a span of three months in 2013. He held conspiracy meetings at Chennai, Keelakarai in Ramanathapuram district, Parangipettai in Cuddalore district and at RT Nagar in Bengaluru, with Moideen, Hameed, Meeran and Mohammed Thabraze, intending to recruit the other accused people to ISIS.“Investigation has also revealed that accused Moideen, Hameed and Meeran had knowingly assisted Fakkurudeen in joining the ISIS, in Syria during January 2014. In pursuance of the criminal conspiracy, Hameed had later radicalized and recruited Abu Thahir to the ISIS and traveled along with Thahir to Turkey during August, 2015 with the intention of joining ISIS in Syria,” the statement added. Related ItemsISISSingaporeTerrorism