Marshfield girls basketball beats Newman Catholic to win home invitational

first_imgAll nine Tigers score in 13-point winBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — With the game on the line, the Marshfield girls basketball team clamped down on defense and was able to pull out another win.Leading by four points with 5 ½ minutes to go, the Tigers outscored Wausau Newman Catholic 15-6 the rest of the way to win 65-52 and capture the title at its home Marshfield Tiger Girls Basketball Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at the Marshfield High School Fieldhouse.Meg Bryan hit her fourth 3-pointer of the game to start the run that included two free throws each from reserve guards Sara Dasler and Jenny Scheppler and late layups by backups Dani Bender and Ana Jensen.Marshfield went 2-0 at the tournament to improve to 9-1 this season. Newman Catholic is now 3-6, losing to Rhinelander on Tuesday as well. Hudson pounded Rhinelander 59-38 in the other game Wednesday as both of those teams finished 1-1.“We played with the lead for the whole game, which was a good thing, but they weren’t a team that was going to go away,” Marshfield coach Heidi Michaelis said. “With their offense, they lull you. You play defense for 45 seconds, and then they find a way to come clean or make a 3. That’s a killer for you on defense. We found a way to get a win, and that was our goal — two wins in two days — and we did that.”Marshfield scored the first four points of the game and never trailed, but it was far from easy for the Tigers.Newman Catholic made 12 of 23 shots from 3-point range, which included 5-for-7 from Lauren Fech and 4-for-8 from Taylor Jankowski, to keep it close throughout.Marshfield led by as much as nine in the first half and took a 29-22 lead into halftime after a late 3-pointer for McKayla Scheuer. The senior guard made 4 of 6 shots from long range and finished with 15 points.A Fech 3-pointer capped a 6-2 run by the Cardinals to start the second half and cut the lead to three.After Marshfield went back up by seven after two baskets from Ema Fehrenbach, who led the Tigers with 18 points and nine rebounds, Newman got it down to two at 44-42 with 7:44 left after a rebound and basket by Signe Fronek.Marshfield did not flinch and maintained its lead. Another 3-pointer from Jankowski cut the Tigers’ lead to 50-46, but the Cardinals only made two of their final eight shot attempts as Marshfield pulled away.“They did a good job on Ema in the first half and in the second half. McKayla didn’t score as much, but we were able to get it into Ema,” Michaelis said. “Everyone played, everyone scored, so that was good for those kids, and everyone was happy.”The Tigers return to action Tuesday at Chippewa Falls.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 65, Cardinals 52Newman Catholic 22 30 – 52Marshfield 29 36 – 65NEWMAN CATHOLIC (52): Lauren Fech 6-10 2-2 19, Signe Fronek 4-11 0-0 10, Makayla Slaby 0-3 1-2 1, Taylor Jankowski 4-10 0-0 12, Abbey Fox 2-6 2-6 6, Mikayla Tomsyck 0-0 0-0 0, Karina McGucken 0-4 1-2 1, Brogan Kimball 1-4 0-0 3. FG: 17-48. FT: 6-12. 3-pointers: 12-23 (Fech 5-7, Jankowski 4-8, Fronek 2-6, Kimball 1-2). Rebounds: 26 (Fronek 8). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 16. Fouled out: none. Record: 3-6.MARSHFIELD (65): McKayla Scheuer 5-9 1-2 15, Dani Bender 1-3 0-0 2, Jenny Scheppler 0-0 2-2 2, Ana Jensen 1-1 1-2 3, Sara Dasler 0-0 4-4 4, Meg Bryan 4-12 3-4 15, Maddie Nikolai 1-7 0-0 2, Ema Fehrenbach 8-12 2-5 18, Hannah Meverden 2-6 0-0 4. FG: 22-50. FT: 13-19. 3-pointers: 8-16 (Scheuer 4-6, Bryan 4-9, Meverden 0-1). Rebounds: 34 (Fehrenbach 9). Turnovers: 7. Fouls: 12. Fouled out: none. Record: 9-1.last_img read more

25.3-million South Africans good to vote

first_img7 March 2014Chief Electoral Officer Mosotho Moepya has certified South Africa’s voters’ roll, setting the stage for 25.3-million (25 390 150) voters to cast their ballots in the country’s national and provincial elections on 7 May, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced on Thursday.This is 2.2-million more voters (a 9.5% increase) than were on the voters’ roll for the 2009 national and provincial elections, and 7.2-million (a 39.72% increase) more than were on the voters’ roll when it was established for the first time for South Africa’s 1999 elections.According to the IEC, the voters’ roll reflects a total of 80.80% of registered voters when compared against the country’s estimated voting age population. In comparison, registration levels stood at 80% in 1999, 84.6% in 2004 and 84.07% in 2009.An analysis of the voters’ roll shows that South Africa is still a relatively young population, with 49.57% of registered voters under 40 years old. The biggest segment of voters is those aged 30-39 (6.18-million), followed by 20- to 29-year-olds (5.7-million) and 40- to 49-year-olds (5-million).Women make up 54.9% of the voters’ roll, outnumbering men (45.1%) by 13.94-million to 11.45-million.“Gauteng province has the highest number of voters with just over 6-million, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 5.1-million, the Eastern Cape with 3.24-million and the Western Cape with 2.9-million,” the IEC said. Between them, these four provinces make up almost 68% of South Africa’s voters.A glance at the changing pattern of the voters’ roll over the years shows a continuing migration of South Africans from rural areas to the country’s major centres.“The biggest increase in voter numbers over the past 15 years has come in the provinces of Gauteng (up 1.9-million), KwaZulu-Natal (up 1.67-million) and Western Cape (up 1-million),” the IEC said. The smallest increase came from North West province, which has grown by just 141 677 voters since 1999.The certified voters’ roll is available for inspection at all IEC offices around the country. Voters can check their registration details by SMSing their ID number to 32810 (at a cost of R1).SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Supreme Court Offers No Help To Schools Looking To Clarify Online Speech Policies

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img dave copeland The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case this term that could have clarified the authority schools have over students and their use of social media when they’re not in school.On Tuesday, the court said it would not hear appeals on the suspension of a West Virginia student who ridiculed another student or a lower court’s decision to overturn a Pennsylvania school district’s suspension of a student who posted comments about her principal online. Officials on both sides of the issue saw the high court’s decision as a setback, as it means it will be at least another year before the Supreme Court offers clarity to an issue that has divided lower courts.A ruling by the Supreme Court on any of the cases it was asked to hear may have also updated a Vietnam-era free speech ruling that has become dated in the Internet age. The 1969 ruling applied to on-campus speech that would “materially and substantially disrupt the work and discipline of the school.” More recently, however, the ruling in Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent Community School District has been interpreted to give schools authority over comments students make on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social networks, regardless of the student’s physical location when the comments are posted.Lower courts have been ambiguous at best on trying to settle rules on what online speech schools can and cannot regulate. The 2011 case the Supreme Court was asked to review comes from the 3rd District Court of Appeals and involves a decision in favor of a student who had been suspended by a Pennsylvania School District for posting critical comments about her principal online.One year earlier, however, the same court upheld the suspension of a student who had created a fake MySpace profile insinuating a principal was a sex addict and a pedophile.Both the lower court and the National School Boards Association have asked the court to review the case, and consider abandoning Tinker, which is no longer relevant in the Internet age. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Reddit’s mobile apps now let people view only visual posts, block ads through in-app browser

first_img Posted on 19th December 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share HomeDigital MarketingReddit’s mobile apps now let people view only visual posts, block ads through in-app browser In a redesign of its mobile apps announced on Monday, Reddit will add an option for people to only view non-text posts, which could help its fledgling video advertising business, and support for Apple’s Safari View Controller, which would enable people to block ads on publishers’ sites accessed through Reddit’s iOS app.The social network is also adding private messaging within its iOS app, which could pave a path to Reddit becoming a customer service channel for businesses in the same way that Twitter, Facebook’s Messenger and Facebook’s WhatsApp have or are trying to.Theater ModeReddit is commonly associated with text-laden posts and comments. But it’s also a hotbed for GIFs and meme photos. Now Reddit’s apps for Android and iOS will let people choose to see the only the visual side of Reddit through a new feature called “Theater Mode.”Reddit’s Theater Mode works similarly to the lightbox-style overlay that appears when tapping a post within Instagram’s Explore tab. When people tap on a post within Reddit’s app that contains a photo, video, GIF or other media element, that post will be enlarged and placed in a horizontal carousel of other visual posts from the corresponding feed or subreddit that people will be able to scroll through.For now, Reddit will not insert ads among the posts shown in Theater Mode, according to a Reddit spokesperson. But it’s easy to see how that could change and why Reddit would want to change it.Earlier this year, Reddit rolled out autoplay video ads to grab brand advertisers’ attention and ad dollars. Those video ads can easily stand out in a sea of text-based posts that may populate people’s feeds, but advertisers may prefer them to appear alongside other visual content because people in that context have signaled their intent in viewing visual content and may be more likely to be interested in the brand’s video ad. Additionally, displaying ads at full-screen, as with the other posts within Theater Mode’s feed as well as ads within Instagram’s and Snapchat’s Stories feeds, would boost the viewability of those ads and likely Reddit’s standing among advertisers that are increasingly mindful of whether their ads had a chance to be seen.Safari View Controller supportThe self-proclaimed “front page of the internet” also serves as a portal to other publishers’ sites through the links shared on Reddit. But now it may become harder for publishers to show ads to visitors coming from Reddit’s iOS app.Reddit is switching its iOS app’s in-app browser to Apple’s Safari View Controller. As a result — and as is also the case for Twitter’s iOS app — content blockers that people have installed on their iPhones and iPads to disable ads, tracking cookies, autoplay videos and other content from loading on sites opened within Safari will now work on links opened within Reddit’s app. People will also be able to switch to Safari’s Reader Mode when viewing webpages through Reddit’s app, which will similarly strip those pages of ads.As much as ad blocker support poses a con for publishers, Reddit’s adoption of Safari View Controller also comes with pros. Broadly speaking, it will make Reddit’s in-app browser function the same as Apple’s native Safari browser. That means people will be able to automatically fill out forms using AutoFill, making it easier for people to sign into publishers’ sites. And if someone is already signed in to a site on the native Safari app, that sign-in will persist in Reddit’s app, rather than forcing a person to sign in again to do something like view a page on a paywalled site.Private messagingReddit’s iOS app will now let people send private messages to their friends the way they would through Twitter, Facebook’s Messenger and a host of other app-based alternatives to traditional text messaging. And like those other messaging services, Reddit’s adoption of private messaging could enable businesses to use Reddit to handle customer service inquiries. However, Reddit will first need to prove that people are interested in using its in-app chat feature and then add tools to make it easy for businesses to manage and even automate their conversations.From our sponsors: Reddit’s mobile apps now let people view only visual posts, block ads through in-app browser Reddit’s mobile apps now let people view only visual posts, block ads through in-app browserYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019last_img read more

Missouri tourism director out after whistleblower complaint

first_img(AP) – Missouri’s top tourism official is out of a job, days after a complaint accused him of excessive taxpayer-funded travel and improper acceptance of gifts from a state vendor.The Missouri Division of Tourism announced Director Ward Franz’s departure Friday but didn’t say if he was fired or resigned.An Oct. 25 letter from an investigator in Democratic state Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office outlined allegations from a whistleblower complaint. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained the letter through an open-records request.The whistleblower alleged that in addition to travel expense concerns, Franz accepted baseball tickets “valued at over $1,000” for games at Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park.Franz does not have a listed phone number. He formerly served as chief of staff to Republican Gov. Mike Parson when Parson was lieutenant governor.last_img read more

Mahatma Gandhis values are very relevant for us says Prez

first_imgNew Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi’s values and ideals can be found relevant in any period of human existence and he taught us that our actions should aim at enhancing the dignity and destiny of other human beings, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday.Kovind made the remarks at the World Youth Conference on Kindness organised by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP). “We could place Gandhiji in a time machine and transport him to any period of human existence and we would find him to be relevant. This is also true of the times we live in. Gandhiji remains extremely relevant to our present day concerns such as need for peace and tolerance, terrorism and climate change. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”The strife and violence that we see in the world today is often based in deep-rooted prejudices. These make us see the world through the binary of ‘us versus them’,” he said. Kovind said,”Following Gandhiji’s footsteps, we must let ourselves and our children interact and engage with those whom we tend to define as ‘them’. Greater interaction is the best way to develop a sensitive understanding, which can help us overcome our prejudices.” The conference with the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: Gandhi for the Contemporary World: Celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’ witnessed the participation of approximately 1,000 youth representing over 27 countries including from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”Few weeks from now on October 2, we will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of our father of nation. His values are very relevant for us, Gandhi was born in India but belonged to entire humanity. “He taught us that our actions should ultimately aim at enhancing the dignity and destiny of other human beings,” Kovind said. “For me, he was the ‘experimental Gandhi’, defying class and race boundaries. A ‘creative Gandhi’, who transformed salt into a powerful symbol of a mass movement. “And the ‘determined Gandhi’, who with his frail body walked through the villages of India with a lamp of truth amid the all-pervading darkness of violence that marked our independence,” he said. The first World Youth Conference on Kindness is being organised by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Human Resource Development with the aim to impart critical competencies in global youth to inspire, empower and enable them to transform themselves and build long-lasting peace in their communities.last_img read more

FIR against Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya

first_imgKolkata: There seems to be no end to political controversies in the election season. During the political campaigns, the Election Commission has seen allegations and counter allegations surfacing against various political leaders. An FIR has been lodged against veteran CPI(M) leader Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya who had sparked a row after allegedly threatening the family members of a Trinamool Congress leader in South 24-Parganas’ Bhangar area recently. Bhattacharya is contesting from Jadavpur. Najrul Islam, the TMC leader, registered a complaint with the police where he alleged that Bhattacharya threatened his family members when he was away from home. He also mentioned the names of two other CPI(M) leaders in the FIR who had allegedly accompanied Bhattacharya. He is pitted against actor-turned-politician Mimi Chakraborty who has been fielded by the TMC. It may be mentioned here that Bhattacharya had to face an unprecedented agitation by the people in his own turf on May 5. In the morning, he went to Maricha village of Bhangar Block I during his election rally where he had to face the wrath of the villagers. A large number of villagers staged a demonstration. He brought an allegation against the local TMC activists saying that the flags bearing his party symbol, put up in various places in Bhangar, had been removed by the TMC workers. He became so angry that he turned up at Islam’s house and allegedly threatened his family members of dire consequences.last_img read more

Dikshmanjari celebrates festival of colours

first_imgDikshamanjari recently organised Basanta Utsav 2019, a grand celebration of colours, which took place at Biren Roy Road’s Dikshamanjari premises.Students of Dikshamanjari performed on songs related to the festival of colours – covering a variety of Tagore songs like Orey Grihobasi, Rangiye Diye Jao, Orey Bhai Phagun Legechhe Bone Bone – and other popular songs including Holi Aire piya Ji ke Desh, Albela Sajan Ayori, Mohe Rang Do Laal, Desh Rangeela and so on. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDona Ganguly, Sourav Ganguly’s wife, and dance exponent stated, “It’s a festival of colours, and has a positive impact on our lives. Language can be different but the basic essence of the festival is the same throughout the nation. It unites us.” Dona Ganguly and her daughter Sana Ganguly were found playing holi after the performance. There was an arrangement for good food at the venue. As a whole, it was a fun-filled, colorful and musical evening.last_img read more