Newman Named MVC Softball Pitcher Of The Week

first_imgST. LOUIS – For the third-straight week, the Drake University softball team has claimed a Missouri Valley Conference softball weekly award. Sophomore Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) has been named the MVC Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season, the MVC office announced on Monday, April 4. Newman dominated in the circle in Drake’s series sweep over SIU this past weekend. She opened the series with a complete game with just one run allowed on three hits with 12 strikeouts. Newman followed that with a shutout of the Salukis in game two as she allowed just one hit with 13 strikeouts. In the series finale, Newman came in on relief and pitched 1.2 innings to earn her first save of the season, while striking out three. Overall on the weekend, Newman was 2-0 with one save and a 0.91 earned run average with two earned runs allowed along with 28 strikeouts and eight walks. On the season, Newman is 14-5 with a 2.26 ERA and a conference-leading 149 strikeouts.This is the fourth career MVC Pitcher of the Week award for Newman. Drake has collected numerous MVC awards already this season. Along with Newman’s two MVC Pitcher of the Week honors, freshman Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) has been selected the MVC Newcomer of the Week three times and junior Megan Sowa (Gurnee, Ill.) has been tabbed MVC Player of the Week once. Drake (19-11, 9-0 MVC) sits in first place in the MVC standings as the Bulldogs are set to host in-state rival Iowa State on Tuesday at Ron Buel Field at 5 p.m. On Wednesday, Drake travels to Omaha for a doubleheader with the Mavericks starting at 4 p.m. before returning to MVC play this weekend at Loyola for a three-game series with the Ramblers. The Loyola series will start on Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at noon and the series finale will be Sunday at noon. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

HOW MUCH OF DONEGAL’S €37M IN MOTOR TAXES HAS BEEN SPENT ON IRISH WATER, ASKS McCONALOGUE

first_imgDeputy Charlie McConalogue has said that Donegal motorists have a right to know just how much of their motor tax has been pumped into the Government’s super quango Irish Water.Following questions from Fianna Fáil, it’s been confirmed that the Government has handed over hundreds of millions worth of motor taxes to Irish Water, instead of investing that money in our roads and transport infrastructure.The INishowen TD said people pay their motor tax in good faith, expecting that their money will be invested back in our roads. They are now angry to learn that instead, more than €37 million worth of motor taxes from Donegal was diverted to pay for Irish Water last year alone, explained Deputy McConalogue.“Irish Water has been an outrageously expensive and unnecessary venture that has cost taxpayers dearly. €180 was spent on establishing the super quango, with €90 million spent on consultants alone. Taxpayers are also expected to foot the bill for the water metering process at a cost of €540. And not one extra cent of this has gone towards fixing a leaky pipe or addressing problems with supply in the county.“Taxpayers are already expected to swallow the fact that a large proportion of local property tax revenue is being diverted to Irish Water, rather than being invested back into local services. Now we learn that a large chunk of our motor taxes are also being diverted to pay for this super quango, rather than being invested back into our roads. This is on top of the water taxes that families across this county will be forced to pay this year. And still not one Donegal community has seen any benefit whatsoever from the new management of our water services.“Donegal motorists paid more than €37 million in motor taxes last year. They have a right to know just how much of this was diverted under the radar to Irish Water. Spending at Irish Water is out of control. But instead of admitting that their funding model is simply not working, Fine Gael and Labour are happy to sit idly by and allow taxpayers to foot the bill.” HOW MUCH OF DONEGAL’S €37M IN MOTOR TAXES HAS BEEN SPENT ON IRISH WATER, ASKS McCONALOGUE was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more