first_imgSources close to Afflalo said there is a chance he could return for a senior season – and UCLA is not actively recruiting anyone to fill his scholarship – but he and his father, Benjamin, said after the game a decision will not be made until UCLA’s participation in the NCAA Tournament is complete. Complicating Afflalo’s decision-making process is what transpired last spring. He declared for the NBA draft, worked out for some teams, but then pulled his name out to return this season. Therefore, he cannot put his name in the draft and pull it out again this year. It also will cut down on the evaluation process. But Afflalo said having gone through the process will allow him to handle the uncertainty of it with more maturity now. “You take care of the now and let those things fall into place later,” Afflalo said. “Unlike last year, this year there’s less of a worry about it. You just go out here and compete and play for your team, play hard, and those things take care of themselves.” Rebounding edge: Stanford leads the Pacific-10 Conference in rebounding (39.3 per game) and was second in offensive rebounds (12.77), but was beaten on the boards. UCLA held a 31-27 rebound advantage, and limited the Cardinal to fiveoffensive boards. “That’s the stat of the game,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said of Stanford’s offensive rebounds. “We were blocking out. Pretty simple.” Undefeated comparison: The Bruins finished 16-0 at home, their first perfect season at Pauley since the 1974-75 team went 15-0, but the nonconference schedules were quite different. UCLA’s nonconference home schedule this season consisted of Long Beach State, UC Riverside, Cal State Fullerton, Oakland, Sam Houston State and Michigan. In 1974-75, the nonconference home schedule was Wichita State, DePaul, Loyola-Chicago, Oklahoma State, Memphis State, Davidson, Oklahoma and UC Santa Barbara. UCLA is officially credited with being undefeated at home during the 1994-95 season as well, but did lose at Pauley to California, which later was forced to forfeit the game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “You know that the possibility is there,” Afflalo said. “But I’m so focused on the now and what I had to do to beat Stanford, I never thought, `This is my last game, let me go do what I have to do.’ It’s not what I play for, and all those decisions come with time.” center_img Arron Afflalo was bombarded with questions about whether he will return for his senior season after the fourth-ranked Bruins beat Stanford 75-61 Saturday at Pauley Pavilion, and he coolly pushed aside the issue time and again. The junior guard, who scored 20 points in the Bruins’ final home game, said he barely gave consideration to whether this was his last game at Pauley. last_img

first_img No. 7 – Student Athletes Receive Academic Honors No. 10 – Football Finishes the 2016 Season Strong No. 9 – Men’s Basketball Defeats Missouri State No. 5 – Men’s Tennis MVC Title The 105 points were the most scored by a Drake team in a MVC game since the 1996-97 season. The 105 points on Wichita State and the 101 points on Illinois State earlier in the season (Feb. 10) mark the first time a Drake team has scored 100 or more points against a league opponent twice in a season since the 1994-95 team scored 100 on Evansville and 105 on Illinois State. The 2016-17 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2017-18, www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2016-17 throughout the months of June and July. No. 6 – Wendell Leaves a Legacy at Drake center_img In the win over the Shockers, the Bulldogs shot an impressive 19-of-31 (61.3 percent) from the three-point arc, breaking the school record of 17 for the number of three-pointers made in a single game. Senior Lizzy Wendell led the team with a game-high of 25 points and was followed by sophomore Sammie Bachrodt and freshman Brenni Rose, who each recorded career-highs of 23 and 22 points, respectively.Let’s just say it’s been a good day for @BrenniRose00 ?? pic.twitter.com/jRibJhH23U— Drake Women’s Hoops (@DrakeWBB) March 4, 2017 Story Links The No. 4 moment of the 2016-17 season comes from the women’s basketball team being the first in Missouri Valley Conference history to go undefeated (18-0) during regular season play after a 105-89 win over Wichita State on March 4, 2017, at the Knapp Center. Prior to the Bulldogs’ record-setting MVC regular season run, the best start in league play was 12-0. No. 8 – MacLeod Becomes All-Time Leader in Drake Men’s Soccer History Check back on July 20 as the No. 3 moment of 2016-17 is unveiled. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_img3 March 2004The Chief Electoral Officer of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Pansy Tlakula, has certified the National Common Voters’ Roll to be used in the 2004 national and provincial elections on 14 April.South Africans participated in various door-to-door and other special registration projects, as well as the two voter registration weekends of 8 and 9 November 2003 and 24 and 25 January 2004, in order to register as voters.The Voters’ Roll has 20 674 926 voters who are entitled to participate in the election.More than 4 million voters will be able to participate in their first national and provincial election on 14 April. Since the end of 1998, just over 1.5 million registered voters have died, bringing the net gain compared to the 1999 Voters’ Roll to about 2.5 million voters.The country’s two previous elections have been characterised by a high voter turnout, in contrast to worldwide trends of voter apathy. About 86.6% of the country’s voting population turned out in 1994, while 89.3% voted in 1999.The Electoral Act allows prisoners to vote, provided the courts gave them the option of paying a fine instead of serving a jail sentence. On 2 March, however, the Constitutional Court ruled that all prisoners be allowed to vote. All prisoners can vote, Court rules Profile of South Africa’s votersGender – in all age categories, women outnumber men in the registration figures. 54.8% of the total number of registered voters are women.Age – 17% of eligible voters are between the ages of 18 to 25 years and 44% are younger than 35 years. (Only people who are 18 years or older at the time of the elections are eligible to vote.)Rural-urban – Rural-based voters constitute 7 334 304 (35.5%) of registered voters, as opposed to 13 340 622 (64.5%) who are urban-based.Special votesSection 33 of the Electoral Act provides for special votes for persons who cannot get to the voting stations on voting day as a result of:Physical infirmity, disability and pregnancy;Absence on government service abroad;Being an election official on election day;Being a member of the security services performing election duty;South Africans temporarily aboard.Physically infirm, disabled and pregnant voters may apply for a special vote either with the Municipal Electoral Officer (before 8 April) or at the Office of the Presiding Officer (on 12 April) in the voting district in which they are registered.These people will be visited by IEC officials at the place they indicated on their application form on 12 and 13 April.Election officials and security force members will apply and cast their vote at the Office of the Presiding Officer of their voting district on 12 and 13 April.Persons who are absent on government service abroad, as well as South Africans who are temporarily absent from the country, (and who notified the Chief Electoral Officer by 26 February) will apply and vote at foreign missions on 7 April.By 23 February, 647 eligible voters had notified the Chief Electoral Officer of their intention to cast special votes.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

first_imgTwenty people, including the four main accused, have been arrested by the J&K police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the fatal mob assault on DSP Ayub Pandith on June 22.“Twenty assailants have been arrested so far. One of the accused, Sajad Ahmmad Gilkar, alias Saja Bilu, was killed in an encounter on July 12 at Redbugh, Budgam,” said Inspector- General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan in Srinagar.The killing of Pandith, who belonged to the security wing, by a mob on the premises of historic Jamia Masjid on Shab-e-Qadr during Ramzan, shook the Valley and evoked widespread condemnation. Eyewitnesses helpThe police claimed there was “a very good response from the general public as eyewitnesses voluntarily came forward to render assistance in the investigation”.Mr. Khan said four of the main accused were identified and arrested first. “It led to subsequent arrests. It has surfaced that a group of assailants saw the officer checking the security personnel deployed for the access control duties of the Jamia Masjid and as soon as the officer came out of the premises of the mosque, the assailants heckled him,” he said.The police have also recovered crucial evidence, including an iron rod used to assault the officer, a service pistol in a damaged condition and the deceased officer’s cellphone. “The officer — in self-defence — had fired some shots below the waistline, causing injury to three assailants. However, the mob continued to beat him, which ended in his lynching,” said Mr. Khan.More arrests soon“Some more arrests are expected, which will lead to the completion of the investigation,” Mr. Khan said. The IGP however, ruled out any delinquency on the part of the police on the day of incident.Meanwhile, Independent MLA Engineer Rashid on Monday held a protest in Srinagar over the alleged thrashing of policemen by Army jawans on Saturdaylast_img read more