Bulldog Top 10 of 2016-17: No. 2 — Former Bulldog Eric Saubert Drafted in the NFL

first_imgStory Links As a senior in 2016, Saubert ranked second among FCS tight ends in the nation in receiving yards per game (70.5) and receiving touchdown (10). He led Drake with a career-best 56 catches for 776 yards receiving.Get in the red zone and he will find the end zone.Looking good, Eric Saubert!#FalconsDraft pic.twitter.com/QBCJ3EKAyJ— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) April 29, 2017 No. 9 – Men’s Basketball Defeats Missouri State No. 6 – Wendell Leaves a Legacy at Drake The 6-foot-5 and 253-pound tight end’s speed and agility caught Falcons head coach Dan Quinn’s attention, and Saubert continues to impress Quinn and the Falcons after the rookie minicamp. No. 8 – MacLeod Becomes All-Time Leader in Drake Men’s Soccer History Under-recruited and overlooked, TE Eric Saubert is ready to compete. pic.twitter.com/ACSLWNOqg6— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) May 27, 2017 Saubert finished his career at Drake with 191 receptions for 2,253 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns. He collected four All-America honors in 2016, including the Associated Press, AFCA, STATS FCS and HERO Sports FCS; as well as three All-America honors in 2015. In addition to his All-America accolades, Saubert was a three-time first-team All-Pioneer Football League selection. No. 4 – Women’s Basketball Goes Undefeated center_img 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. 10 – Football Finishes the 2016 Season Strong The No. 2 moment of the 2016-17 season comes from a former tight end for the Drake football team, Eric Saubert, becoming the first Bulldog since 1983 to be drafted into the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons selected Saubert in the 31st pick of the fifth round (147 overall) of the National Football League 2017 Draft in Philadelphia. No. 3 – Fischer Completes a Record-Holding Season No. 5 – Men’s Tennis MVC Title No. 7 – Student Athletes Receive Academic Honors Check back on July 27 as the No. 1 moment of 2016-17 is unveiled. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgIn the second quarter, global average peak connection speeds increased 12% to 32.5 Mbps. Speeds increased in every top 10 country/region except Sweden (62.8 Mbps), which remained unchanged from the first quarter. Singapore (108.3 Mbps) saw the only double-digit quarterly gain, with a 12% increase, while the remaining eight countries saw increases ranging from 0.6% in Romania (72.1 Mbps) to 7.8% in Macao (62.6 Mbps). Eight of the top 10 saw average peak speeds greater than 70 Mbps, while Sweden and Macao saw speeds above 60 Mbps. On a global basis, 107 of the 143 qualifying countries/regions saw average peak connection speeds increase from the first quarter, with growth ranging from 0.1% in Trinidad and Tobago (34.9 Mbps) to 100% in Egypt (23.4 Mbps). Year-over-year all of the top 10 countries/regions saw increases in average peak connection speeds except Israel (71.4 Mbps), which posted a 14% decline. Last quarter, the State of the Internet reported for the first time on the percentage of IP addresses connecting to Akamai at average speeds of above 25 Mbps, the new benchmark broadband speed adopted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in January 2015. Globally, 4.9% of unique IP addresses connected to Akamai at average speeds of at least 25 Mbps, a 7.5% increase over the previous quarter. Despite a 5.5% quarterly decline to a rate of 29%, South Korea again led the world in 25 Mbps broadband adoption, just as it has for all of the other broadband adoption metrics in the second quarter. Its adoption rate was nearly double that of second-place Hong Kong, which dropped 2.9% from the first quarter to 16%. Year-over-year, global 25 Mbps adoption dropped slightly, by 0.5%, in contrast to the 20% yearly growth seen in the first quarter. Two of the top 10 countries saw losses: South Korea?s adoption rate dropped 24% and Hong Kong?s declined 11%. In the United States, five states had 10% or more of unique IP addresses connect to Akamai at average speeds of at least 25 Mbps. MORE Businesswire PS AKAMAI 4 The global percentage of unique IP addresses connecting to Akamai that met the 4 Mbps broadband speed threshold increased 1.1% to 64%, with most of the top 10 countries/regions showing small changes compared to the previous quarter. Globally, 107 countries/regions qualified for inclusion for this metric, and 85 of them saw quarterly growth in 4 Mbps broadband adoption rates, down from 100 in the previous quarter. Year-over-year the percentage of unique IP addresses connecting to Akamai at average speeds of at least 4 Mbps increased 8.1%, continuing the positive trend that began in the first quarter. In the second quarter of 2015, 27% of unique IP addresses globally connected to Akamai at average speeds above 10 Mbps, an increase of 2.1% over the previous quarter. Six of the top 10 countries/regions saw quarter-over-quarter increases, ranging from Sweden?s (53% adoption) 1.3% gain to Singapore?s (50% adoption) 8.4% rise ? a gain that pushed Singapore into the top 10 this quarter, just ahead of Latvia (49% adoption). Among the 71 qualifying countries/regions, 46 saw quarter-over-quarter increases, ranging from 0.2% in Malta (31% adoption) to 118% in Kazakhstan (16% adoption). Fourteen percent of unique IP addresses globally connected to Akamai at average connection speeds of 15 Mbps or above, up 2.5% from the first quarter. Despite declining for the third quarter in a row, South Korea remained the clear leader in 15 Mbps broadband adoption at 53%, while second-place Hong Kong saw an adoption rate of 40%, a slight increase from the previous quarter. Overall, quarterly gains were seen in 35 qualifying regions/countries, compared with only 46 in the previous quarter. Year-over-year, the global 15 Mbps adoption rate grew 9.9% with gains among all of the top 10 except South Korea, where adoption rates declined 21%. MORE Businesswire PS AKAMAI 5 IPv4 and IPv6 Reversing the trend seen in the first quarter, the number of unique IPv4 addresses worldwide connecting to Akamai dropped by about 8.6 million in the second quarter. Six of the top 10 countries saw a quarterly decline in unique IPv4 address counts in the second quarter, compared with three in the previous quarter. Brazil saw the largest decline at 4.6%, while China saw the smallest at 1.5%. On a global basis, IP address growth was lower than in the first quarter. Roughly half of the countries/regions saw a quarter-over-quarter increase in unique IPv4 address counts, with 34 growing 10% or more. Of the countries/regions that saw unique IPv4 address counts decline, 25 lost 10% or more as compared with the previous quarter. European countries continued to dominate the 10 countries/regions with the largest percentage of content requests made to Akamai over IPv6 in the second quarter of 2015. Similar to previous quarters, Belgium maintained its clear lead, with 38% of content requests being made over IPv6. Switzerland (23%) saw the largest increase, enjoying a 168% jump over the previous quarter, moving into second place globally, with nearly a quarter of content requests coming over IPv6. As with the previous quarter, the only two non-European counties among the top 10 were the U.S. and Peru, both of which saw significant double-digit quarterly improvements to adoption rates of 19% and 17%, respectively. Belgium?s Telenet (53%) joined Verizon Wireless (71%) and Brutele (67%) in the second quarter in seeing more than half of their requests to Akamai made over IPv6, though Verizon and Brutele?s figures were unchanged from the previous quarter. Internet Disruptions and Events This quarter?s report also highlights Internet disruptions and events in Gabon, Cameroon, Iraq and, most notably, those affecting Nepal as a result of the deadly April 25 earthquake. Immediately following the disaster, Akamai saw traffic to the country drop to 11% of previous levels, before recovering over the following days. A May 12 aftershock caused additional problems before traffic again returned to normal over the course of several hours. MORE Businesswire PS AKAMAI 6 Mobile Connectivity The number of mobile data subscriptions is increasing rapidly, driving growth in data traffic along with a continuous increase in the average data volume per subscription. Based on traffic data collected by Ericsson, the volume of mobile data traffic grew by 15% between the first and second quarters of 2015, and increased 55% year-over-year. Mobile connection speed and browser usage data are absent from this quarter?s report due to ongoing changes being made to further refine Akamai?s mobile network identification algorithms. Ask the Expert State of the Internet Report Editor David Belson will respond to ?Ask the Expert? questions submitted via the Akamai Community Wednesday, September 23, through Friday, September 25. About the Akamai State of the Internet Report Each quarter, Akamai publishes a ?State of the Internet? report. This report includes data gathered from across the Akamai Intelligent Platform about attack traffic, broadband adoption, mobile connectivity and other relevant topics concerning the Internet and its usage, as well as trends seen in this data over time. For additional information on the metrics in the report and how they are analyzed, please visit http://akamai.me/sotimetrics. To learn more and to access the archive of past reports, please visithttp://www.stateoftheinternet.com/soti-reports. To download the figures from the Second Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report, please visit:http://wwwns.akamai.com/soti/soti_q215_figures.zip MORE Businesswire PS AKAMAI 7 LAST About Akamai As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The companys advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter. 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getabed and roomsXML merges launches a new brand Stuba

first_imgIndependent bed banks getabed and roomsXML recently merged their businesses and also unveiled a new brand Stuba which will be headquartered in Dubai. Stuba will be significantly larger in scale to what roomsXML and getabed were individually.Ruchir Bang, Executive Director of roomsXML will be Chief Executive of Stuba while getabed’s Managing Director Matt Stuart will be Chief Commercial Officer of the new company.Stuart said, “With the accommodation wholesale market evolving rapidly, we needed to ensure that we remain relevant. Our merger with roomsXML is a result of our shared passion, ethos and vision.”   “We wanted something unique and fresh to celebrate the merger hence we felt unifying under a new banner will go a long way to help integrate the teams across offices,” assured Stuart.Bang said, “We currently are in a very interesting phase within the travel wholesale industry and certainly see a great future if we have the right mix of passionate team, user-focused technology and strong financials. This all started with the vision on where we want to see our businesses in future and what growth opportunities we can bring to our valued staff members across offices, rather than just seeing if the balance sheet numbers added up- and that’s exactly what both roomsXML and getabed bring to the table.”As a result of the merger, the companies now offer a genuine global business across UK & Ireland, India EMEA and APAC.last_img read more