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NBA: Green, Gobert, Leonard pace All-Defensive squad

first_imgFrom left, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and French center Rudy Gobert of Utah were among five players named Monday to the NBA All-Defensive Team. AFPNEW YORK, United States — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard and French center Rudy Gobert of Utah were among five players named Monday to the NBA All-Defensive Team.Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley were also selected to the honor squad by a 100-member global media panel.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A dream fulfilled for Christian For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Horn wants to do a Marquez Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ 7 NPA members surrender in Isabela province Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Read Next View comments Green, who helped the Warriors take their second NBA crown in three seasons, was a near unanimous pick with 99 first-team votes. Gobert was named on 97 first-team ballots and Leonard on 93. Paul collected 61 first-team votes and Beverley 38.Paul was named to the team for the sixth consecutive season and seventh time overall while Beverley made it for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnGreen led the NBA with 2.03 steals a game and became the first player in Warriors history with at least 150 steals and 100 blocked shots in the same season.Green and Leonard made the NBA All-Defensive first team for the third consecutive season while Gobert was namd for the first time after leading the NBA with 2.64 blocked shots a game. The NBA All-Defensive Second Team consisted of four Americans — Memphis guard Tony Allen, San Antonio guard Danny Green, New Orleans center Anthony Davis and Oklahoma City forward Andre Roberson — plus Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee. CBBlast_img read more

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Confed Cup: Germans beat Cameroon 3-1 amid red card controversy

first_img “The referee did not give any explanation,” Cameroon coach Hugo Broos said through a translator. “It’s a foul, fair enough, but both players had their legs high up to reach the ball. I don’t understand why only my player received a red card.” Germany extended its lead two minutes after the red card, courtesy of a diving header from Timo Werner. There were flickers of a comeback by Cameroon when Vincent Aboubakar’s flicked header slipped through Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s raised hands. But Werner netted again in the 81st minute to secure a 100th victory for Joachim Loew in his 150th match in charge of Germany. By securing top spot in Group B of the World Cup warm-up tournament, the inexperienced Germany squad ,playing without many of its 2014 World Cup winners, will now stay in the Black Sea resort of Sochi and play Mexico on Thursday. The other semi-final on Wednesday sees Portugal play Chile, which finished second in Group B after drawing 1-1 with Australia in Sunday’s other game. “Some of my players have no experience and were nervous because one mistake could have eliminated us,” Loew said through a translator. “It’s good to see how we were able to … up the ante.” Cameroon leaves Russia early and might not be back next year, given its struggles in qualifying. “We are one of the best teams in Africa, but there is still a difference between us and modern football,” Broos said. “We see the proof of that, that there’s a lot still to be done.” Chile 1-1 Australia Germany 3-1 Cameroon OCHI, Russia (AP): World champion Germany reached the Confederations Cup semi-finals yesterday with a 3-1 victory over a Cameroon side reduced to ten men after further confusion with experimental video replays. Germany was leading through Kerem Demirbay’s 48th-minute strike, when a case of mistaken identity halfway through the second half that replays were meant to eradicate, left the African champions bemused and irritated. Sebastien Siani was dismissed for a foul challenge on Emre Can after referee Wilmar Roldan inspected a pitch-side monitor. It took furious protests from the Cameroon players, including Siani sarcastically applauding Roldan, for the Colombian to check the monitor again and discover he had sent off the wrong player. Siani was called back on and Ernest Mabouka was correctly sent off. Yesterday’s results: NO EXPLANATIONlast_img read more

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PH booters open vs Cambodia

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown01:54MMDA deploys rescue team to Batangas following Taal eruption For son, for parents–inspiration abounds in SEAG NFA assures ample rice supply in ashfall, eruption-affected areas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist LATEST STORIES ‘People evacuated on their own’ Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday Leonardo DiCaprio, Taika Waititi, other stars react to Oscar nominationscenter_img View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Also in Group A are 2017 SEA Games silver medalist Malaysia and Myanmar, which will square off in the first match on Monday. Timor Leste completes the teams in the group.Six players in the 20-man roster are part of the senior team, which Philippine Football Federation president Nonong Araneta said augurs well for the team’s campaign.“We have young players who are product of the grassroots programs of their respective provinces as well as foreign-based players with experience so there is a good balance to our team,” said Araneta.”ADVERTISEMENT “I’m pretty confident about our team,” said Gayoso, who noted the importance being placed on the team even before the start of their campaign.“It’s a redesigned and rejuvenated team. We started three months ago and we’re finally complete. There’s positive energy and a positive mind-set that we will hopefully bring into the games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4The Young Azkals have a leader in senior team skipper Stephan Schrock and an experienced defender in Amani Aguinaldo, who is the other overaged player allowed in the squad. In Filipino-Dutch standout Justin Baas, the squad of Serbian coach Goran Milojevic also has a talented defender who can dictate play from the back.“I don’t think there’s a lot of pressure on us,” said Baas. “We have the quality. We will definitely do our best first to reach the semifinals.” Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down National Under-22 team standout Jarvey Gayoso feels an improved buildup and quality reinforcements can boost the Young Azkals as they aim to end their long wait for a semifinal appearance in the Southeast Asian Games football tournament kicking off on Monday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.A member of the team that failed to get past the group stage in Malaysia two years ago, the former UAAP Most Valuable Player from Ateneo believes the current side has a solid mix of youth and experience as it kicks off its campaign against Cambodia at 8 p.m. on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Thailand reports case of coronavirus from Chinalast_img read more

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Justice can be delivered only by a court of law, not social media

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to an article captioned, ‘Carl Parker the alleged sexual offender must be judged’ (GT, Sept 3), in which several misleading and inaccurate statements were made.Unfortunately, I am forced to use time to correct those inaccuracies. Of course, the weak tactic of placing lies in the public domain and waging campaigns of innuendoes without evidence is one at which the opposition is adept.The term “victim” was used throughout the article in reference to the virtual complainant. Evidently, the writer has already judged and convicted Mr Parker, even though legal proceedings are still ongoing.Editor, the facts are as follows: after a written allegation of sexual misconduct was made against Mr Parker by a District Education Officer (DEO) in 2015, I advised Mr Parker to show the letter to the police, so that the DEO may be invited to give a statement. This was done, and she declined the invitation by the police to make a report, opting instead to go to the media and launch a letter writing campaign to regional officials. There was never any attempt, or even the thought by the administration, of covering up anything. Incidentally, the DEO’s name appeared on the PPP’s list of candidates in the last general election.There followed, in April 2016, a letter addressed to His Excellency President Granger accompanied by a “petition” requesting Mr. Parker’s removal. The letter contained numerous allegations against Mr Parker, including the assertion that Mr. Parker engages in acts of political and ethnic discrimination in the award of contracts in favour of the ruling administration’s supporters. That is ironic, as I have been bombarded by complaints that of contracts awarded, most were given to known PPP allies.As was mentioned in the article, the letter also said that 1,200 persons had signed the petition. Upon checking, there were, in fact, fewer than 550 signatures. A more thorough investigation revealed: that the person who signed the letter could not be located, and may actually not exist; that the vast majority of “signatures” were written by the same hand; and that the few genuine signatures were affixed after the resident was misinformed about what he or she was being asked to sign.Following those two events, there came a third one. On December 30, 2016, a report of sexual misconduct was made to the police against Mr. Parker by the Deputy Mayor of Lethem. Mr. Parker was arrested in February 2017, and appeared before the court on June 6, 2017.On that date, after the virtual complainant had presented her evidence in chief, she was cross-examined by Mr. Parker’s counsel. The following day, when her cross-examination was due to be continued, she, at the beginning of proceedings, requested leave of the court to obtain legal counsel. The defendant, Mr Parker, had no objection. She was granted leave until September 5, and the court was adjourned.On September 5, the case was called. Neither Mr Parker’s accuser nor her legal representative appeared. Instead, a medical certificate was tendered by the prosecutor stating that she was ill.Interestingly, many residents have reported seeing Mr Parker’s accuser during that period travelling among communities and the capital city, apparently in good health.Additionally, it was reported that on that date the court made mention of the article which was published by your paper. The court said it was annoying, malicious, contemptuous, and filled with lies.The matter was called yet again on Friday, September 8, and again the virtual complainant did not appear, even as she continues her social media campaign against Mr Parker.The next date set for a hearing is December 7.Of course one knows that justice can be delivered only by a court of law, not by social media. Therefore, if one were truly interested in having justice served speedily, one would make every effort to attend court, instead of dragging one’s feet and prolonging what would otherwise be a straightforward process. Under the circumstances, given the facts, one may reasonably surmise that Mr. Parker’s accuser is less interested in the service of justice than she may be in prolonging the matter to the unfair detriment of the accused.Sincerely,Ronald Bulkan,Minister ofCommunitieslast_img read more

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Crusaders make one change for final

first_imgIn total, 19 of the Crusaders’ match day 23 named for this Saturday, were also involved in last year’s final against the same opposition in Johannesburg.Crusaders: 15 David Havili, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 13 Jack Goodhue, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Richie Mo’unga, 9 Bryn Hall, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Matt Todd, 6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, 5 Sam Whitelock (c), 4 Scott Barrett, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe MoodyReplacements: 16 Sam Anderson-Heather, 17 Tim Perry, 18 Michael Alaalatoa, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Pete Samu, 21 Mitchell Drummond, 22 Mitchell Hunt, 23 Braydon EnnorDate: Saturday, August 4Venue: AMI Stadium, ChristchurchKick-off: 19:35 local (07:35 GMT)Referee: Nagus GardnerAssistant Referees: Glen Jackson, Nic BerryTMO: Shane McDermott0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000CrusaidersLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 2 – Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday’s Super Rugby final against the Lions in Christchurch.In the number six jersey, Heiden Bedwell-Curtis will start in place of the injured loose forward Jordan Taufua, who fractured his arm in the semi-final victory over the Hurricanes. Last weekend’s reserve hooker, Seb Siataga, also fractured his arm in that match and has been replaced by Sam Anderson-Heather as back up to Codie Taylor.last_img read more

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Emergency Water shut off on 86 street in Fort St. John

first_imgThis map shows the area affected by the emergency water shut off – City of Fort St. John.Residents are encouraged to bring clean potable water home with them. UPDATE as of 9:11 pm – City crews have restored water service to residents on 86 street. Crews have repaired the water line break and are closing in the excavation and cleaning up the site.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – City staff are working to repair a water main break.The water main broke Tuesday evening and staff have implemented an emergency water shut off for residents in the area of 86 street between 89 avenue and 85 avenue.- Advertisement -Crews are still working to fix the break and water will remain off in that area until the repairs are completed.At this time, the City doesn’t have an estimate on when repairs will be completed.The City says they will be updating their Facebook page with further information throughout the night.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Storm dumps showers across Antelope Valley

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “We’ve got, I’d say, four inches at the base. There’s probably five to six inches up top,” McColly said. Today’s skies are expected to be partly cloudy, with Antelope Valley afternoon temperatures in the 50s. A 40 percent chance of rain returns after midnight Sunday, with a 50 percent chance of rain Monday. A chance of rain will persist Tuesday and return again Wednesday night, the National Weather Service said. Friday’s rain increased Palmdale’s rainfall total since July to 5.24 inches, below the average by this date of 5.6 inches. Rainfall last year at this time amounted to 14.79 inches, the weather service said. PALMDALE – Streets flooded from a storm that dropped rain on the Antelope Valley on Friday and dumped several inches of snow in the San Gabriel Mountains. A new storm is expected to arrive Sunday night or early Monday in Southern California, forecasters said. Friday’s storm by midafternoon dropped .24 inches of rain in Lancaster, .08 to .17 inches in Palmdale, .20 in Acton, .01 inches in Lake Los Angeles, and .39 inches at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve west of Lancaster. About 4 inches of snow had fallen by midafternoon at Mountain High ski resort’s lodge near Wrightwood, with more at higher elevations and snow still falling heavily, spokesman John McColly said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Road, school bonds approved for ballot

first_imgLANCASTER – Lancaster would get $4.3 million and Palmdale $4.4 million to repair and improve city streets under a bond measure that state lawmakers approved for the November ballot. Also going on the November ballot will be a $10.4 billion school construction bond that would provide the state’s share for building new Antelope Valley high schools and Westside Union School District elementary and middle schools if those district’s bond measures are passed June 6 by local voters.“The bonds to fix our schools and roads have real reform ensuring we are not just spending tax dollars on bureaucrats pushing paper but actually using the dollars for roads and buildings,” state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, said in an announcement from his office.The $19.9 billion transportation bond includes $1 billion to California cities and $1 billion for California counties, allocated by population, to fix and improve streets and roads. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsIf the bond passes, it also will provide money for state highways, which include the Antelope Valley Freeway, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner said.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign the bond measures in the next few days. Each bond will go on the Nov. 7 ballot for voters statewide.last_img read more

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Arsenal, Leicester and Borussia Dortmund interested in £25m Celtic star – reports

first_imgLeicester City manager Brendan Rodgers wants a reunion with Kieran Tierney, according to reports.However, the Celtic left-back is also wanted by Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund this summer in a £25million summer deal.According to The Sun, Dortmund have been sending scouts to Celtic Park throughout the course of the season to monitor loan star Jeremy Toljan – but Tierney has caught the eye. targets targets Brendan Rodgers helped the Scotland international to develop his game REVEALED LATEST moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 2 Kieran Tierney has been linked with moves away from Celtic RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tierney admitted even his best friends had quizzed him on a potential Rodgers reunion.He said: “It’s natural that he will be linked with players from his old club but it’s nothing I know of.“I’ve been on the end of speculation for a few transfer windows so it’s nothing different for me. It doesn’t take my mind off Celtic.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade getty Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM The 21-year-old will be a target for the Foxes if Ben Chilwell leaves this summer, with Manchester City keen on the England international.Rodgers worked extensively with the Bhoys defender during his time in Scotland and is confident he can become a success in the Premier League.However, the Northern Irishman may well face competition from Dortmund and from Arsenal – who are also looking to strengthen their defence.Speaking at the weekend, the Hoops hero vowed to block out all talk of a potential move to the King Power. LATEST TRANSFER NEWSlast_img read more

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Takeaways from Online WordPress Accessibility Workshop

first_imgAt this month’s full-day Online WordPress Accessibility Workshop hosted by Knowbility, Robert Jolly shared his experience and knowledge as he discussed the current status of WordPress accessibility and explained the accessibility features built-in to the popular content management system. In addition, Jolly offered practical advice and tips to content writers, designers, and developers for choosing accessible themes and plugins as well as crafting accessible content and testing sites for accessibility. Though I’ve been involved with WordPress and accessibility for more than a dozen years, I learned several new things that will help me with my work projects. Here are my notes.Online WordPress Accessibility WorkshopWordPress accessibility issues are similar issues we see across all sites. Example: plugins or themes that break keyboard support in menus, incorrectly coded links/buttons.Other common WordPress accessibility issues: low color contrast (both text & non-text, think about text overlaid on images), alternative text issues (missing or not descriptive), link text issues (does text make sense out of context?)The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Perspectives videos are short one- to two-minute videos that show the impact of accessibility and benefits for everyoneDid you know some people use the browser reader mode to read online content? Here’s how to turn on Reader Mode on your browser and read without distractionGutenberg, the new Block Editor in WordPress, is problematic for people who need accessibility support in the authoring interface. Until most of the accessibility issues are fixed, Gutenberg will remain problematic. You can use the Classic Editor plugin (which retains the previous text editor) for authoring accessible content.The Access Monitor plugin runs accessibility tests on your WordPress site, using the Tenon.io web accessibility service. Note: the Access Monitor plugin isn’t compatible with the WordPress Block Editor (Jolly wasn’t able to get it to work during the workshop).I shared this resource in the workshop chat: my friend Claire Brotherton wrote an excellent post on choosing an accessible WordPress themeOne of the biggest accessibility issues with WordPress themes and plugins: no visible focus. Why? Because the WordPress theme/plugin developer removed the focus style.There are over 100 accessibility-ready themes in the WordPress repository. Note: premium plugins may be accessible, but there is no third-party organization that review them for accessibility.Need to change alternative text for an image used on multiple pages or posts? Edit the alternative text for image on the post or page, avoid changing alternative text of image in WordPress Media Library. Do you know about the screen-reader-text CSS class for WordPress? It’s used to visually hide text that is primarily needed for screen readers. users.Craft meaningful, unique text for links. Add more context for your “Read more…” links. Joe Dolson’s WP Accessibility plugin makes that straightforward.Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Edge all have inspector tools that allow you to review code, make non-destructive changes, evaluate accessibility, etc.Even though you may be using an accessibility-ready WordPress theme, if you add plugins to your site, you may be introducing inaccessible codeHeadings in your HTML are used for structure, not for visual effectWondering how to make an accessible WordPress theme? The WordPress Theme Review team has helpful information on creating an accessibility-ready theme, what’s required, recommendations, and resources. Tips for authoring content: Write plain language, front-load important details, use active voice, use familiar language, technical terms can be confusing. If you use technical terms, explain them on first use.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedAccessibility with WordPress: Accessing Higher Ground 2012At his Accessibility with WordPress presentation at Accessing Higher Ground 2012 Joe Dolson discussed the benefits and limitations of WordPress accessibility. He highlighted issues with themes, plugins, administration, discussed the upcoming 3.5 release and his recently released plugin that corrects theme accessibility issues. Here are my notes: Accessibility Issues Themes Majority of…In “WordPress”Takeaways from the WP Bacon “A More Accessible WordPress Panel Discussion”At yesterday’s WPBacon A More Accessible WordPress panel discussion, hosts Robert Neu and Ozzy Rodriguez invited several WordPress accessibility advocates to discuss accessible websites and the current status of accessibility in WordPress. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch the live talk. However, thanks to WPBacon posting their video online, I…In “Accessibility”How to Learn About Accessibility Best Practices in WordPressWhen it comes to accessibility in WordPress, you’ll find thousands of resources—blog posts, videos, podcasts, courses, infographics—to help you learn about WordPress accessibility. I know, I’ve published several posts and given WordPress accessibility presentations myself. But as with all things WordPress, the wordpress.org site is the source you want to…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

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Marshfield’s Derek Michalski wins medalist honors, Tigers finish 2nd at Sparta Boys Golf Invitatinoal

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPARTA – A day after firing a season-best score at the first Wisconsin Valley Conference meet of the season, the Marshfield boys golf team topped that with a 322 to take second place at the Singh Grewal Invitational at RiverRun Golf Course on Saturday.Marshfield’s Derek Michalski won a scorecard tiebreaker to capture meet medalist honors with an even-par and season-best round of 72. Tyler Church of Holmen and Emmet Herb of Middleton also shot 72.Zach Shortess added a 78 to take sixth for Marshfield. Jordan Schlinsog tied for 12th with an 85, Brandon Nikolai had an 87 and Grant Michaelis shot a 94 to round out the scoring for the Tigers.Middleton won the team title with a score of 309.Marshfield is back in action Tuesday at the second leg of the WVC tournament on Tuesday at Ridges Golf Course.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Sparta Boys Golf InvitationalMay 2, at RiverRun Golf CourseTeam scores: 1. Middleton 309; 2. Marshfield 322; 3. Wausau East 339; 4. D.C. Everest 356; 5. Holmen 373; 6. La Crosse Central 392; 7. La Crosse Logan 450.Top 10 individuals and Marshfield finishers: *1. Derek Michalski (MAR) 72; *2. Tyler Church (HOL) 72; *3. Emmet Herb (MID) 72; 4. Joey Levin (MID) 75; 5. Derek Tomczik (DC) 76; 6. Zach Shortess (MAR) 78; 7. Nils Arneson (MID) and Matt Tuman (WE) 80; 9. Eric Olson (HOL) 81; 10. Gabe Garlough-Shah (MID) 82; 12. Jordan Schlinsog (MAR) 85; 15. Brandno Nikolai (MAR) 87; 20. Grant Michaelis (MAR) 94. (* result of scorecard tiebreaker)last_img read more

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In the long run: Marshfield cross country teams open season Sept. 2

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — After its strongest finish in 15 years at the Wisconsin Valley Conference Meet last October, the Marshfield boys cross country team has high expectations coming into 2017.The Marshfield boys took second place at the WVC Meet it hosted at Frey Field in Spencer last year with only perennial power Stevens Point beating them out. Point won its 29th-straight conference title while the Tigers had their best finish on the boys side since 2001.Marshfield returns 14 boys letter winners, including seniors Jared Oemig and Jordan Dzikowich, who each earned all-WVC honors with 10th- and 11th-place finishes, respectively, at the conference meet.Senior Paul Fischer; juniors Carter Chojnacki, Jacob Dick, Nathaniel Phillips, and Eli Swanson; and sophomores Ben Claessens, Evan Ellis, Addison Hill, Joseph McKee, Joshua McKee, and Spencer Wirthlin also are back for the Tigers after competing at one time or another at the varsity level last season.“Last fall we had too many lineup changes, and that was because we were inconsistent as a team,” Marshfield coach Dan Akin said. “With another summer of training, this group is ready to compete and become a more consistent group. The boys worked hard this summer and in spring track and are ready to improve over last year’s season.“We have a big crew of runners (50 boys), and that will provide us some depth as the season goes on. I like what I’ve seen so far.”The Marshfield girls will look to improve on a sixth-place finish at the WVC Meet last fall.Seniors Sophia Schrodi, Lilly O’Brien, and Katelyn Gauerke; juniors Jocie Anderson and Emma Gilkerson; and sophomore Madysen Bohman are returning letter winners for the Tigers, and they are joined by a number of newcomers, including nine freshmen.“We have a nice mix of veterans and new varsity runners, including nine new ninth-grade runners on our girls team,” Akin said. “The girls have worked hard so far, and the new girls have shown great work ethic early on. These ladies will continue to get better in time.”Marshfield opens its season Saturday at the Marshfield Columbus Catholic Invitational. The traditional Labor Day weekend meet will be held at Wildwood Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.The Marshfield Tiger Invitational will be held at Frey Field for the first time instead of Wildwood Park. The meet — featuring 23 teams: Auburndale, Columbus Catholic, Spencer, and Stratford included — starts at 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 5.“It was a hard decision,” Akin said of moving the meet away from Wildwood Park. “It was not taken lightly. Mark (Frey) has put so much time and energy into his course. It’s an all-grass surface, one of the finest facilities, and it’s right here for us.”last_img read more

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Colorado Enacts Credit For Employer 529 Contributions

first_imgFor tax years 2019-2021, Colorado has a new income tax credit is created for employers who contribute to an employee’s 529 qualified state tuition program. The available credit is equal to 20% of the contribution, for each employee per tax year. The maximum total credit that may be claimed for each employee is capped at $500 per tax year.Employers and EmployeesUnder the legislation, an employer is a person doing business in Colorado. An employee is someone employed by an employer. This includes:full-time employees;part-time employees; andpermanent employees.Planning Considerations for Tuition ProgramThe credit is not refundable or transferrable. Unused credits may be carried forward for up to three years. The unused credit amount must be applied first to the earliest income tax year possible.H.B.1217, Laws 2018, effective August 8, 2018Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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Emotional Investment in Projects Can Limit IT Innovation

first_imgEarlier this week, I attended an Intel Premier IT Professional event where I had the chance to speak to many customers in the St Louis area about “IT as a Strategic Value” and “Intel IT’s Cloud Computing Strategy”.When I was not talking I had the chance to listen to Dave Buchholz talk about his small team within the Intel IT organization. Dave leads initiatives in a small team called “Pathfinding Engineering”.  His team is chartered with testing new technology, thinking critically about their usages, looking at emerging employee usage trends and making data driven assessments for consideration for the Intel IT organization.As I listened to Dave, I could not help but think about the movie “BIG” – when Tom Hanks reverts to being a little kid and gets a job playing with toys and making recommendations to IT management. A foundation of innovation is to be able to step out of established thinking patterns and find new ways of getting things done.During Dave’s talk he spoke about the value of having this group purposely being segmented from the larger established IT groups within Intel that are chartered with day to day challenges of engineering, operations and architecture.  This is important because too often there is “emotional investment” in projects and human nature can limit our thinking because we are constrained by the amount of time, effort, money and personal sacrifice on projects underway.Dave’s talk was focused on IT Consumerization trends including the emergence of 1:many device ratios, new devices like smartphones, bring your own device use models, client virtualization and more. Dave advised IT organizations in the room to monitor these consumer driven trends carefully and embrace them as a way to better support current and future employees and the way they want to work.  An example he provided with historical context is Instant Messenger Technology – a consumer driven technology that IT has had to adopt.Within the Intel IT organization, thanks to Dave and his team, we have been looking at these trends closely for some time now and concluded that a Mobile Business PC is our best fit strategy today while enabling Device-Independent Mobility with client virtualization.Chrislast_img read more

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Ind vs SA: AB de Villiers denies Ashwin has got his number

first_imgSouth Africa one-day captain AB de Villiers swatted aside suggestions that India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin could prove his nemesis in the five-match ODI series starting in Kanpur on Sunday.Ashwin proved his ability to outsmart a key rival batsman in August when he soured Kumar Sangakkara’s farewell by dismissing the retiring Sri Lankan great in each of his last four Test innings.South Africa have kicked off their longest ever tour of India in emphatic fashion by clinching the three-match Twenty20 series 2-0 with the final game being abandoned due to a wet outfield in Kolkata.Ashwin got the better of De Villiers in both matches but the Proteas captain is refusing to panic.”I think I can answer that very well,” De Villiers, one of the most destructive batsmen in world cricket, told reporters on Saturday.”He is a very good bowler but I don’t think I got out to him in either of the two games. I got myself out in both the games,” said De Villiers, keen to take the momentum from the Twenty20 series into the one-dayers.”When you start having technical flaws against a bowler, then you have to worry about it. I was looking to dominate against him.”In the last game I got little bit lazy perhaps and played for spin and didn’t get spin. Not much to worry about except for the fact that he is a world-class bowler and needs to be respected.”Like several of his team mates who play in the Indian Premier League (IPL), De Villiers is familiar with the local conditions and expects India to hit back through their spinners.advertisement”It does not look like a spinning track, it looks like a good wicket. But we prepare to face a lot of spin when we come to India,” he said of the pitch at the Green Park Stadium.His counterpart Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not rule out fielding three spinners.”This is one of those venues where we can (try the combination). We will see how dry it is tomorrow and what are the chances,” he said.”There will be no dew, so the three-spinner option is available to us,” added the India captain.last_img read more