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Tiger girls soccer looks for a successful season

Tiger girls soccer looks for a successful season

first_imgFor the Hub City TimesMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Tiger girls soccer team enjoyed great success in the 2018 season, ending it with a tough loss in the Division 2 sectional semifinals June 7 in Pulaski. The Tigers lost their sectional match to No. 1 Pulaski 2-1, with 10 saves in goal for Marshfield’s Mikayla Brueggen.The Tiger girls look forward to another successful season, returning 97 percent of the girls who earned the scoring, losing only Kendra Tremelling.Nina Hashimoto leads returners as she had 19 goals and two assists and already has 39 goals and five assists for fifth all time in scoring with 83 points.“Kate Schilling had six goals and four assists as a freshman, and we are looking for her to take further steps into her varsity career,” said Head Coach Steve Lindner. “Kate is another natural scorer which aides us as teams try to key on Nina.“We return 18 letter winners and nine starters from last season’s team.”Additions this year include: Page Gruenling, Sophia Gruenling, Ryenne Zee, Clara Allar, and Ciara Peterson.Back are all-conference first team players, Ana Paape and Nina Hashimoto, as well as all-conference honorable mentions, Nicole Simon and Kate Schilling.“We have some great true scorers on top with Nina and Kate and our expectations are high for them to excel this year,” Lindner added. “Hannah Halle and Ryenne Zee are being counted on also to contribute on top.“Our midfielders are lead by Nicole Simon, with Page Preston and Courtney Meyer(lead the team with 6 assists in 2018)returning as starters with Amara Arndt, Brooke Michalski, Abby Kilty and Sophia Gruenling vying for time as the last starter and key reserves.  Nicole has played many center positions on each line and has found a home as center med and controls the center wonderfully.  Her and Paige Preston play so well together in the middle and Courtney Meyer compliments those two and the forwards with super crosses from the outside.”Anna Paape will lead the defense as sweeper. Other returning defenders include: Cassidy Kolstad and Eva Wahlstrom.“Anna, Cassidy and Eva started every game last season, and we look for continued success from them and all the other defenders,” Lindner stated. “Key reserves returning are Ally Bakke, Aly Dietsche, Jenna Asplin, with new additions Paige Gruenling and Ciara Peterson in the mix.“Goalies Mikayla Brueggen and Clara Allar should do well in net for the Tigers.“   The strength really is the teamwork we played with late last year and having a number of players that possess some nice talents to really make this team one to watch.  The coaches believe this team will be one of our strongest from 1-21 as we have so many players we will count on.  Our rotation will be nice as we do not expect a huge drop-off as players are inserted into the line-up.”Lindner will be assisted by Jeff Molter, who is back for his 10th season. Jenna Beach will coach the goalies.last_img read more

World thanks SA ‘for sharing Mandela with us’

World thanks SA ‘for sharing Mandela with us’

first_img10 December 2013Nelson Mandela was hailed as a champion of reconciliation on Tuesday as world leaders, international guests and ordinary South Africans braved the rain to attend his official memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.Three years ago, South Africans packed the same stadium in celebrating the first ever Soccer World Cup to be played on African soil. On a cold winter night on 11 July 2010, a smiling Mandela made his last public appearance at the closing ceremony of the event.But on Tuesday, South Africans, joined by some 70 heads of state and an array of royalty and celebrities, gathered there to convey their goodbyes to the man who will be remembered for his leading role in defeating an unjust system and uniting the country’s people.US President Barack Obama thanked South Africa for sharing Nelson Mandela with the world. “His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph.”Quoting the word “ubuntu”, to loud cheers from the crowd, Obama said Mandela had not only embodied this quality, but had taught millions to look for it within themselves.He said that like South Africa, the US had overcome years of segregation. “Like her, it took the sacrifices of countless people to see the dawn of a new day. Michelle and I are beneficiaries of that struggle, but in America and in South Africa and in countries around the world … our work is not yet done.”Around the world, he said, there were still children suffering from hunger and disease, run-down schools and young people without prospects for the future.“We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again,” Obama said. “But let me say to the young people of Africa and the young people around the world, you too can make his life worth your own.”Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Mandela was a source of inspiration for similar struggles around the world.Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said the world was richer for Mandela’s legacy. “He epitomised an uncommon humanness that inspired all of mankind. He guided his nation to embrace his simple message of tolerance and harmonious co-existence.”Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao said Mandela was a household name. “We have travelled from different parts of the world to be here today … I wish to express my deep condolences to the family of this towering figure … whose smile we remember fondly.”Cuban President Raul Castro said Mandela, knowing that a new South Africa could not be built on hatred and vengeance, had taught the world how to overcome challenges through dialogue. “Honour and glory forever to him and the people of South Africa,” Castro said.Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba said Mandela had “sacrificed his life for the dignity of others because he believed in the worth of every human being,” adding that Madiba had been an inspiration to the people of Namibia in their own struggle for freedom.He wished South Africa strength and thanked the country for sharing “this extraordinary person with us”.African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said Mandela’s compassion, courage and openness meant that working with him, listening to him, talking to him was always a lesson.“Tata, Africa shall be prosperous, shall be integrated and at peace with itself, and shall play a dynamic role in the world … We stand proud of you Madiba, who represents the best in African values.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Solutions Snapshot: Blue Line Technology

Solutions Snapshot: Blue Line Technology

first_imgSolution providers offer a wide spectrum of mission-critical products and services designed to help meet the rising demands of the asset protection function and the retail business in general. We use these resources to increase efficiencies, improve performance, enhance productivity, support safety, lower costs, and discourage theft.By the same respect, our vendors can offer much more than simply providing mission-critical products and services. They have become an extension of our team and partners in the success of our department, our program and our company. They work with us to find solutions to both the simple and complex challenges we face on a daily basis. These relationships have become an essential factor in the success of today’s loss prevention programs, and it is more important than ever that we effectively manage all aspects of our vendor relationships—from selecting the right vendor to achieving optimal results that best meet our business objectives.Blue Line Technology has designed, developed, patented, and successfully brought to market a facial recognition and artificial intelligence software product called First Line that provides a non-intrusive, real-time identification verification. It is designed to be teamed with other security systems and measures, advancing the application from a surveillance solution to a proactive prevention solution that has the capability to:- Sponsor – • Deny masked intruders’ entry • Detect threats with alert notification • Provide the ability to take precautionary measures • Offer a scalable product for multiple applications • Interface with any locking mechanisms • Address the 4 “Ds” of security (Detect, Deter, Delay, Deny)Founded in 2013, the roots of the Blue Line Technology are seeded deep in law enforcement. Four of the original founders have held extensive, distinguished careers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, with one also a veteran of the United States Army where he served as an award-winning code developer. These experienced application experts joined with proven business leaders to validate product capability and vet product performance, ultimately becoming primary investors in the company. Together, they have dedicated their time and energy to bring this exceptional access control solution to market.The idea was simple—provide a way to recognize a repeat offender prior to a negative event and time to take preventive measures to protect the safety of employees and customers and the security of the premises. The business earned early award recognition in 2014 and 2015 for the unique and superior design and performance capabilities for access control applications, concepts the company continues to build on today.Retail Application:The Blue Line Technology solution provides localized analytics with a Dell appliance partnered with Axis cameras and the patented Blue Line Technology software to create a robust solution with distinctive capabilities designed to protect the privacy the client desires. The solution gently reminds the customer to look at the camera to gain entrance. Once a human face is detected the door is actuated and opens freely. If the individual is determined to be a bad actor, the recorded face can be entered for future alerts. If they do not commit a crime, they will never be in the system. The end user maintains their own database and the analytics are completed locally, addressing concerns of privacy.The following is actual footage from an attempted armed robbery of a store where a clerk had been killed just months earlier, prior to the deployment of the First Line system. The armed bandits approached the store at 1:20am but were refused entrance:Video Playerhttps://losspreventionmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/attempted-robbery-7_20_18Trim.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://losspreventionmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/attempted-robbery-7_20_18Trim.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The global reach of the retail world drives us to stay current in all aspects of the business. It takes a diverse and collective effort to accomplish our goals and objectives, expanding our knowledge and our resources when necessary in order to accomplish critical tasks and improve results. We must carry the ability to continually upgrade our knowledge and skill sets, building a professional plan that drives us forward to meet the changing needs of our current position—and the one after that.We encourage you to take the steps to learn more about our solution provider partners and improve your awareness regarding the products and services available to support the loss prevention industry. The time spent reviewing these brief summaries can add new perspective to the products and services that help shape our industry, and long-term value to your career development.For more information on our industry solution providers, visit LP Magazine’s Business Directory. 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a month agoTottenham midfielder Dier sums up Cup shock with one word

a month agoTottenham midfielder Dier sums up Cup shock with one word

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Dier sums up Cup shock with one wordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Eric Dier summed up the feelings of fans after their Carabao Cup shock at Colchester.The U’s battled hard to keep the scores at 0-0 though Spurs were disjointed and error-prone throughout the night.Mauricio Pochettino cut a shellshocked figure on the touchline as his side crashed out of the tournament on penalties.The Daily Star says despite fielding the likes of Eriksen, Moura, Heung-min Son, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Ben Davies and Victor Wanyama – Spurs could not muster a goal.Dier, who has been out of favour lately, could be seen branding the performance “embarrassing” when discussing the performance with Wanyama. last_img read more

With election looming Alberta announces budget on track for 69B deficit

With election looming Alberta announces budget on track for 69B deficit

first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta is on track for a $6.9-billion budget deficit amid speculation voters will go to the polls this spring before a new budget is introduced.The budget had originally forecast a deficit of $8.8 billion, but Finance Minister Joe Ceci says a lower dollar and higher than expected bitumen royalties have helped reduce the red ink.Ceci released the numbers as part of a third-quarter update for the current fiscal year.Total revenue this year is forecast at $49.6 billion and total expenses at $56.6 billion.Ceci has not confirmed whether his department will present a budget before the spring election call.However the update contained long-term projections for deficit reduction, which are normally found in budgets, along with charts detailing what the NDP government has been doing to combat the downturn in oil prices.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

The Gasols Are The Best Brothers In The NBA

The Gasols Are The Best Brothers In The NBA

Charles O’Bannon-0.2Ed O’Bannon-2.0-2.2-1.1 Stephen Curry49.1Seth Curry0.049.124.6 Steve Scheffler0.2Tom Scheffler-0.20.00.0 Brent Barry62.7Jon Barry, Drew Barry25.087.729.2 Caldwell Jones28.7Charles Jones, Major Jones, Wil Jones30.359.014.8 Tyler Hansbrough1.6Ben Hansbrough-0.21.40.7 Rodney McCray47.7Scooter McCray-0.547.223.6 Blake Griffin51.0Taylor Griffin-0.150.925.5 Michael Wiley0.4Morlon Wiley-0.20.20.1 Audie Norris0.7Sylvester Norris-0.40.30.2 Jason Collins4.1Jarron Collins4.08.14.1 Glen Gondrezick13.0Grant Gondrezick-0.812.26.1 Mason Plumlee5.6Miles Plumlee0.66.23.1 Campy Russell20.4Walker Russell-4.416.08.0 Brook Lopez18.7Robin Lopez8.126.813.4 Horace Grant93.7Harvey Grant14.1107.853.9 Pau and Marc Gasol will make history Sunday night as the first brothers to start against each other in an NBA All-Star game, thusly cementing their status as the greatest sibling pair in men’s basketball.As brothers in the NBA, the Gasols stand out. Their combined wins above replacement (WAR), as calculated by my colleague Neil Paine, is over 160. That’s far above the WAR of the next-closest brothers — Dominique and Gerald Wilkins (combined WAR of 112).1The 43 sets of brothers in the table below may not include all siblings who have played in the NBA, for two reasons. First, some brothers played in an era when the statistics needed to calculate WAR were not tracked. Take Ed and George Mikan, for example; George is a Hall-of-Famer. But because the Mikans played in the 1940s and 1950s, we can’t evaluate them. Second, this list may be incomplete. I used several online sources — here, here and here, among others; all siblings were then confirmed via Basketball-Reference.com — to construct the brother sets examined in this article. If there are any whom I overlooked, let me know.Gerald who? ‘Nique is a Hall-of-Famer; Gerald racked up less than 10 WAR. So, taking an average of the brothers’ careers will better reflect the typical performance but correct for when one sibling was much, much better. If we take the arithmetic and harmonic means — basically, two different ways of averaging — the Gasols are still clearly the greatest brothers ever. A simple average of their WAR (the arithmetic mean, shown in the table below) is the highest. But the harmonic mean also has the Gasols on top — their 73.2 crushes all other pairs; the Wilkins brothers total only 17 by this measure. In second place are Gus and Ray Williams, with a harmonic mean of 45.9.2Because the harmonic mean calculation does not work well with negative numbers, and because it skews scores too low when WAR is very small (e.g. the harmonic mean of 0.1 and 9.9 is 0.198, whereas the arithmetic mean is 5), the harmonic mean could not be calculated for every set of brothers. Klay Thompson13.1Mychel Thompson-0.312.86.4 Carl Landry7.5Marcus Landry-0.66.93.5 Brad Davis29.2Mickey Davis0.029.214.6 Bernard King55.9Albert King4.160.030.0 Gus Williams54.7Ray Williams39.694.347.2 Dominique Wilkins102.5Gerald Wilkins9.3111.855.9 Jim Paxson20.5John Paxson2.322.811.4 Willie Anderson19.1Shandon Anderson9.328.414.2 Jannero Pargo-2.8Jeremy Pargo-2.9-5.7-2.9 Jeff Teague16.1Marquis Teague-2.313.86.9 Mark Price51.2Brent Price7.258.429.2 Derek Fisher28.5Duane Washington0.228.714.4 BEST BROTHERCAREER WARBROTHER(S)CAREER WARTOTAL CAREER WARAVG. WAR Jay Vincent9.4Sam Vincent1.611.05.5 Chuck Person26.9Wesley Person26.553.426.7 Dudley Bradley15.0Charles Bradley-0.714.37.2 Calvin Natt33.9Kenny Natt-1.032.916.5 Markieff Morris8.5Marcus Morris4.012.56.3 Pau Gasol104.5Marc Gasol56.3160.880.4 Vinnie Johnson32.8Eric Johnson-0.632.216.1 Cody Zeller2.7Tyler Zeller2.45.12.6 Stephen Graham-4.4Joey Graham-4.9-9.3-4.7 Editor’s note (Feb. 15, 3:19 p.m.): A previous version of this article incorrectly said siblings Pau and Marc Gasol did not play high school basketball in the United States. Marc played high school basketball in Tennessee. This changed one of the article’s main conclusions, that Spain is the top exporter of NBA talent when tallying total career wins above replacement (WAR) among players who were not born in the U.S. and who did not attend a U.S. high school. Instead, Germany is the top source of foreign NBA talent. The text and headline of the article have been changed to reflect this, and the international data has been excised from the piece. Carl Thomas-0.2Charles Thomas-0.3-0.5-0.3 Dick Van Arsdale-0.1Tom Van Arsdale-1.1-1.2-0.6 Leon Douglas3.8John Douglas-0.63.21.6 Goran Dragic24.4Zoran Dragic0.024.412.2 Brandon Rush-0.2Kareem Rush-7.3-7.5-3.8 George Gervin56.4Derrick Gervin-0.555.928.0 So, when the Gasols take the floor Sunday night, they are indisputably the best brothers in NBA history.Neil Paine contributed to this article. read more

Ohio State coach Karen Dennis named director of track field cross country

Ohio State coach Karen Dennis named director of track field cross country

Ohio State women’s track and field and cross country coach Karen Dennis, who was named director of track and field and cross country by the university June 17.Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsAfter eight years as the coach of Ohio State’s women’s track and field and cross country teams, Karen Dennis has a new title.She was named the director of track and field and cross country by the university, according to a Tuesday press release. The position encompasses both the men’s and women’s programs.Dennis led the women’s track team to its first Big Ten championships for both indoor and outdoor competitions in 2011. She has coached 19 first team All-Americans, three Big Ten champions and she has twice coached a national champion. Dennis was also named conference Coach of the Year six times and one of her runners was named the Big Ten freshman of the year.“We are very excited to announce Karen as the director of our newly-combined programs,” said T.J. Shelton, associate athletics director for sport administration, in the release. “The men’s and women’s programs have outstanding tradition and combining the programs will not only bring stability, but provide opportunity to grow and strengthen both programs under Karen’s leadership.”In the release, Dennis said she is thankful for the opportunity and looks forward to continuing to grow the program.“Ten years ago I came to The Ohio State University as an assistant in a combined program,” she said. Since that time I continue to appreciate the support and confidence afforded me by administrators Gene Smith, Miechelle Willis and T.J. Shelton. I’d like to thank them all for this wonderful opportunity.”The details of Dennis’ new contract are still being finalized by the university, according to an OSU spokesman.During the 2013 to 2014 season, Dennis’ team garnered first team All-American honors in the 4×100-meter relay and produced a trio of Big Ten championships.Dennis has also spent time as an assistant coach for sprints and hurdles with the men’s and women’s programs. She was also the coach of the United States women’s national track and field team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.She moved to OSU after a decade heading the women’s track and field team at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she experienced similar success to her time with the Buckeyes. Dennis also spent 15 years coaching at Michigan State, where she attended college.The Buckeyes concluded their 2014 season with a fifth-place finish in the 4×100-meter relay at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships June 14. read more

Jerome Boateng seeks cleartheair talks with Bayern Munich

Jerome Boateng seeks cleartheair talks with Bayern Munich

first_imgJerome Boateng plans to hold clear-the-air talks with Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and president Uli Hoeness in a bid to confirm he remains committed to the clubThe 30-year-old defender had been close to a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the last transfer window and Boateng admitted recently that he turned down Manchester United.Bayern chairman Rummenigge had fuelled the speculation surrounding Boateng’s future by claiming that he’s in talks with PSG.But now that the summer transfer window is closed, Boateng wishes to sit down with the Bayern board and resolve their issues.“I think we should talk again in the near future – that’s what we have set out to do – it’s important for me to make it clear once again that I’m fully focused on FC Bayern,” Boateng told the Munich-based newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.“And on the other hand, I don’t think it’s nice when things are said about me everywhere and then you do not get any public support from the club.”RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Following Germany’s poor World Cup campaign, Boateng had been subjected to some heavy criticism by the supporters.One notable moment that the former Manchester City defender recalls is when he wore sunglasses in the stands while serving a match ban during Germany’s defeat to South Korea.“What really bothered me were some of the statements right after the World Cup,” said Boateng.“That was almost funny. It was said that I was not fully focused, because I wear earrings and wore sunglasses during the South Korea match when the sun was shining.“In 2014 (at the World Cup in Brazil), I also wore sunglasses and earrings, but I didn’t read anything about that. It’s incomprehensible to me.“As a player, you would sometimes want a bit more public backing.”last_img read more