Spencer/Columbus qualifies three for state at WIAA Division 2 Amery sectional

first_imgLuepke, Zschernitz win sectional titles, Ackman also moves on to stateBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAMERY — The Spencer/Columbus Catholic wrestling team will have three athletes compete at next week’s state tournament after their performance at the WIAA Division 2 individual wrestling sectional Saturday at Amery High School.Spencer/Columbus junior Hunter Luepke won the 195-pound sectional title to qualify for the WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament for the third-straight season.Luepke (36-2) pinned Ty Sanford of Prescott with one second remaining in the first period to win the championship match.Sophomore Logan Zschernitz and freshman Ashton Ackman will be making their first appearances at the state meet, which will be held Feb. 23-25 at the Kohl Center in Madison.Zschernitz (37-3) won the 285-pound title match, beating Nick Rueth of Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 5-1.Ackman (35-7) ended up second at 106 pounds. He won the third place match by technical fall over Andrew Olson of Osceola 17-2 and won the second-place wrestleback by injury default.Spencer/Columbus’ fourth sectional qualifier, Bryce Shaw, came up just short of a state bid. Shaw (19-10) lost a third-place match to Dalton Smith of Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee 6-4.Ackman will face Quintin Gehrmann (33-5) of Jefferson in a Division 2 preliminary round match Thursday night. By virtue of their sectional titles, Luepke and Zschernitz earned byes into the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2017 WIAA Division 2 Individual Wrestling SectionalFeb. 18, at Amery High SchoolTeam scores: 1. Ellsworth 204; 2. Melrose-Mindoro/Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau 93.5; 3. Spencer/Columbus Catholic 71; 4. Prescott 49; 5. Medford 44; 6. Amery 42; 7. Bloomer/Colfax and Rice Lake 38; 9. Neillsville/Greenwood/Loyal 37; 10. Stanley-Boyd/Owen-Withee 34; 11. St. Croix Central 29; 12. Baldwin-Woodville 28; 13. Spooner 27; 14. Chetek-Weyerhaeuser/Prairie Farm 24; 15. Barron 23.5; 16. Hayward/Northwood 18; 17. Northwestern 15; 18. Luck/Frederic/Grantsburg/Siren, Osceola and Somerset 11; 21. Abbotsford/Colby and Ashland 0.*Top three finishers in each weight class qualify for WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament, Feb. 23-25 at Kohl Center, Madison106 poundsChampionship: Charlie Stuhl (ELL) def. Ethan Tulip (PRES) by injury default.Third place: Ashton Ackman (SC) won by technical fall over Andrew Olson (OSC) 17-2.Second-place wrestleback: Ackman (SC) def. Tulip (PRES) by injury default.113 poundsChampionship: Dane Higgins (MED) def. Jack Marley (MMGET) 7-3.Third place: Jacek Nickowski (BW) def. Matthew Peterson (ELL) 3-0.120 poundsChampionship: Sawyer Storm (ELL) def. Julian Purney (MMGET) 6-2.Third place: Mike Smith (AM) def. Alex McCray (BW) 13-11.Second-place wrestleback: Purney (MMGET) pinned Smith (AM) in 2:47.126 poundsChampionship: Owen Matzek (ELL) pinned Steven Moncada (SOM) in 0:57.Third place: Les Lakey (MMGET) def. Jordan Bonte (BW) 6-3.Second-place wrestleback: Lakey (MMGET) def. Moncada (SOM) 6-5.132 poundsChampionship: Sam Stuhl (ELL) pinned Mitchel Harmon (BC) in 1:16.Third place: Calen Kirkpatrick (NW) pinned Jacob Summers (MMGET) in 0:44.Second-place wrestleback: Harmon (BC) def. Kirkpatrick (NW) 10-5.138 poundsChampionship: Jared Lansing (ELL) def. Tim Coyne (HN) 6-4.Third place: Dalton Smith (SBOW) def. Bryce Shaw (SC) 6-4.145 poundsChampionship: Cole Skelton (ELL) def. Shawn Waalen (AM) 7-5, SV-1.Third place: Noah Massie (BAR) def. Preston Carlson (MED) 6-0.152 poundsChampionship: Chase Schmidt (RL) def. Sam Burzynski (SBOW) 9-6.Third place: Jeff Maynard (MMGET) won by technical fall over Chase Melton (SPO) 17-2.Second-place wrestleback: Burzynski (SBOW) def. Maynard (MMGET) 11-4.160 poundsChampionship: Anders Lantz (ELL) def. Kolten Hanson (MED) 3-2, TB-1.Third place: William Waldofski (BAR) def. Eric Hoofstatter (SBOW) 8-6.170 poundsChampionship: Stephen Buchanon (NGL) def. Sam Newell (CWPF) 12-7.Third place: Carl Oman (AM) def. Matthew McNurlin (PRES) 2-0, SV-1.Second-place wrestleback: Newell (CWPF) def. Oman (AM) 7-6.182 poundsChampionship: Jacob Singer (ELL) pinned Cole Olson (BC) in 4:00.Third place: Dakota Schultz (LFGS) def. Daniel Chuchwar (CWPF) 7-6.195 poundsChampionship: Hunter Luepke (SC) pinned Ty Sanford (PRES) in 1:59.Third place: Ryan Larson (SCC) def. Cole Toenjes (ELL) 5-2.220 poundsChampionship: Dakotah Daffinson (MMGET) pinned Joshua Carroll (SPO) in 0:49.Third place: Jacob Bugella (RL) pinned Dillon Kimmen (PRES) in 3:09.Second-place wrestleback: Carroll (SPO) pinned Bugella (RL) in 3:47.285 poundsChampionship: Logan Zschernitz (SC) def. Nick Rueth (NGL) 5-1.Third place: Mike Freund (ELL) pinned Hunter Schmidt (SCC) in 1:43.last_img read more

Rewarding efforts to save the planet

first_imgThe Climate Change Leadership Awards is the first African competition that recognises and rewards original ideas that will help to save the planet and combat global warming. (Image: carbonquids.com) MEDIA CONTACTS • Bonnie Moore-Boyle  Climate Change Leadership Awards   +27 83 278 8089RELATED ARTICLES • Teaching people to work with nature • Kyoto Protocol extended at COP17 • Call to action for a green economy • SA’s future renewable energy mecca • Environmental activist laid to rest Wilma den HartighClimate change trailblazers with innovative ideas to green South Africa only have a few more days until 6 February 2012 to submit their entries for the Climate Change Leadership Awards.The Climate Change Leadership Awards (CCLA) is the first African competition that recognises and rewards original ideas that will help to save the planet and combat global warming.The intention of the initiative is to create awareness and inspire ordinary South Africans to play their part in creating a low carbon economy, a healthier society and a more sustainable planet.According to Jeunesse Park, founder of Food & Trees for Africa and the CCLA, there has been a great response to the awards, from both applicants and sponsors.“There has been significant interest from community groups and individuals taking a positive and pragmatic interest in the environment and the world around them,” Park says.Climate change is no longer being disputed and the planet needs our help. The effects of rapid global warming are already evident as oceans are getting warmer, sea levels are rising and it is getting hotter.Africa is also one of the most vulnerable continents to climate change and climate variability.Who can enter?Any individual, company, school, community or local municipality with a green product, service or programme idea that meets the competition’s criteria can enter.Entries can be submitted in two categories, namely climate hero or private sector.This year the organisers have introduced new categories, including a waste minimisation award in the climate hero sector and a local municipality category in the private sector awards.This makes the competition more accessible to a wider audience.Climate heroCommunity and youth groups, schools or individuals can submit their ideas in the climate hero category.Just about any idea can be entered: recycling initiatives; energy conservation and renewable energy use; water conservation; environmental protection or enhancement; wildlife protection or enhancement; waste minimisation; land use protection or enhancement; climate change, environment or sustainable development awareness as well as education and food security initiatives.The judges will be looking for entrants who show a strong sense of leadership and initiative by implementing a project, or raising awareness about climate change.Private sectorLarge, medium and small companies as well as local municipalities can enter the private sector category.Company entries will be assessed in their sector in seven categories: energy; minerals and industrial; small and medium enterprises; retail; local municipalities; agriculture and food; financial services and other services.Companies who enter in the private sector category must have proven leadership and an extensive track record in combating climate change. All large companies must have participated in the carbon disclosure project to be eligible for nomination.Local municipalities that are measuring, reporting and engaging with their community about their carbon emissions are also invited to enter.JudgesA panel of industry leaders in all things green will be in charge of deciding which ideas receive awards.Among them are Kevin James, CEO of the Global Carbon Exchange; environmental economist Ant Dane; Andre Nel, sustainable development manager at Pick n Pay and Pancho Ndebele, chair of the Southern Africa Solar Thermal and Electricity Association.Other industry leaders on the judging panel include Valerie Geen, director of the National Business Initiative’s climate and energy unit; Kgabo Mokgohloa, head of sustainability at the SA Post Office; and Harmke Immink, senior carbon advisor at Promethium, a consultancy that specialises in managing the effects of climate change on businesses.• Visit www.ccla.co.za for entry forms.last_img read more

Kahaani: Vidya Balan’s performance appreciated

first_imgAfter her outstanding performance in female-centric Ishqiya, No One Killed Jessica and The Dirty Picture, actress Vidya Balan carries forward the legacy of hits with Kahaani .Kolkata Metro objects to Vidya’s push scene in Kahaani. Watch video Bachchan sings for Vidya’s Kahaani. Watch video Kahaani music launch. See pics Vidya Balan, who turned the tables for female actors in Bollywood by carrying The Dirty Picture strongly and boldly on her shoulders in 2011, plays the lead in Kahaani.If she effortlessly essayed the role of a sex symbol in The Dirty Picutre, it was a cakewalk to play a pregnant woman in search of her husband in Kahaani, says Vidya Balan.Gautam Dutta, COO, PVR said that the film has superseded their expectation. It is being co-distributed by Pen India Pvt. Ltd, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Boundscript Motion Pictures Pvt. Ltd”Women in Bollywood have always been secondary. It’s predominantly men who have taken centrestage in our films. Even earlier, barring some films like Mother India and Umrao Jaan, women in Indian cinema had marginal roles. In recent times, The Dirty Picture has been an exception,” film historian S.M.M. Ausaja said.Kahaani, the drama-thriller made at a shoestring budget of Rs.8 crore, is receiving positive response from both the critics and audiences.The film has opened very well. In fact, the collection in India on Friday was Rs.2.95 crore and on Saturday it earned Rs.4.5 crore. “Kahaani is a film that is made for serious and sensible cinegoers. Vidya’s performance is being appreciated by audience. The film is not entertaining like The Dirty Picture, that is why it has a niche audience. But it will not only recover its cost but also earn profits,” said Delhi based distributor Joginder Mahajan.In fact, the 33-year-old broke the stereotype that a commercial project about a woman doesn’t work.Between the 1980s and 1990s, Bollywood produced a mixed bag of female-oriented movies – some like Umraao Jaan, Prem Rog, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Khoon Bhari Maang, Nache Mayuri and Damini were hits, while art films like Mirch Masala, Arth, Mandi, Rudaali, Lekin, Sardari Begum, Mammo, Mrityudand, Maya Memsaab and Fire earned critical acclaim.Indian women are also calling the shots in the corporate world, sports and politics and now it seems the film industry is trying to change as well.”India is changing; women are on top in every other realm and yet our heroines are the hero’s sidekick. I hope more writers see that potential in women-oriented scripts, or scripts where the woman is treated in a strong, powerful, real way,” actress Kalki Koechlin said.Many, like producer Ekta Kapoor, are furthering the cause with strong projects and bold themes. “I am about to sign a comedy movie which will begin after three months.” I have been asked not to disclose details about it. I wanted to try the genre for a long time as I have not got a chance to do an out and out comic flick,” Vidya said.Well, Vidya take a break and return with a bang.- With inputs from IANSadvertisementlast_img read more

Kiefer’s a gem

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ And, it was also to see how Paul Lee was supposed to take NLEX super tyro Kiefer Ravena to school.In the end, Magnolia showed that it really belongs in the company of the elite with a 105-94 victory, clearly exposing where NLEX is weakest—in the middle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingLee, and even Hotshots coach Chito Victolero, ended up praising the 6-foot Ravena.Magnolia wielded command all night, with Lee the main man who doused cold water on several NLEX rallies in the second half with timely triples that stung the Road Warriors on the way to 21 points in 24 minutes.Ravena finished with 31 points and was chiefly responsible for keeping the Road Warriors in the game as coach Yeng Guiao played him close to 33 error-free minutes.“We tried everything to stop him,” Victolero said after Ravena’s career game. “But he just kept finding ways to score. It was a good thing that we were able to limit the others (Ravena’s support cast).”Magnolia thus improved to 3-1 to trail solo leader San Miguel Beer by just half-a-game, while the Road Warriors dropped to 2-2 and are left to pick up the pieces after a second straight defeat. PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Galedo nabs PH team slot Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims View commentscenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Magnolia versus NLEX in the PBA Philippine Cup on Sunday night was not just about the Hotshots and the Road Warriors colliding for solo second place in the elimination round.It was also to see how ready the Hotshots are to challenge the big guns in the tournament, and also to see if the Road Warriors, considering that they were clashing with a heavyweight for the first time, were worthy of their pre-tournament tag as title threats.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “Napakagaling na bata (He’s a really outstanding kid),” Lee later said of Ravena. “He really has the talent and he did that (31 points) even with our defense trained on him the entire game.”Guiao saw the enormous talent in Ravena, who came out of college as a swingman but has made the transition to the point with ease.“Kiefer played a great [offensive] game, but that’s not our style of play,” Guiao said. “We don’t want one player taking over offensively and carry us on his shoulders.”ADVERTISEMENT Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertelast_img read more

2016 NSW Junior State Cup results

first_imgCongratulations to all of the winners of the 2016 New South Wales Junior State Cup in Port Macquarie. 10’s BoysWestern Suburbs Magpies 11 defeated Bankstown Jets 410’s GirlsNorthern Beaches Renegades 5 defeated Penrith Panthers 012’s BoysPenrith Panthers 11 defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 1012’s GirlsNorthern Beaches Renegades 4 defeated Parramatta 314’s BoysWestern Suburbs Magpies 5 defeated Peninsula Piranhas 014’s GirlsManly Warringah Sea Eagles 11 defeated Nelson Bay Neptunes 216’s Boys Newcastle City Knights 8 defeated Central Coast Dolphins 716’s Girls Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 15 defeated Wagga Wagga Vipers 018’s Boys Murwillumbah Mavericks 17 defeated Beresfield Bandits 618’s GirlsNewcastle City Knights 11 defeated Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 8Club Champion Manly Warringah Touch Association Related Links2016 JSC Resultslast_img read more

We Dont Know How Well The NBAs Concussion Tests Work

Klay Thompson, the star shooting guard for the Golden State Warriors, unambiguously took a knee to the face in the team’s Wednesday night game against the Houston Rockets. After that, everything got a little muddled — not only for Thompson, but also for the doctors who are being asked to explain why their test didn’t keep him out of the game.The team’s doctors gave Thompson a concussion evaluation after the injury and cleared him to return to the game. Thompson didn’t get to play (he was still bleeding and wasn’t allowed on the court), and now that looks like a lucky break. In a postgame interview, Thompson said he was “feeling a little dizzy,” and the team confirmed that after the game, he had concussion-like symptoms and will need to be retested before he can play in future games.The NBA concussion protocol requires any player who is suspected of having a concussion to have an immediate neurological evaluation. The NBA uses both a modified version of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT) and the Cogstate Computerized Cognitive Assessment Tool (CCAT). And according to their clinical trials, both tests do pretty well at detecting concussions accurately.The SCAT combines the results of tests of balance, cognitive function and other concussion indicators into a single score. According to a 2015 study, the SCAT has a sensitivity (successfully detecting concussions in people who really have concussions) of 96 percent. The NBA’s modified SCAT is probably somewhere in the same ballpark, but it’s hard to know for sure because the league hasn’t made public its modifications to the test. The study used a threshold of a 3.5-point drop from an earlier, baseline SCAT score to identify a concussion. If the NBA uses a different figure or focuses on a SCAT subscore instead of the overall figure, the accuracy of the test might change.The CCAT is a computerized test (you can try out a practice version here) that gives players four tasks (sort cards by color, remembering which cards you’ve already seen, etc.) and checks to see if they do badly on at least two of the challenges. According to a 2014 study, the CCAT successfully flags 96 percent of players who really have concussions.So, if the tests are pretty accurate, why wasn’t Thompson identified as possibly concussed until after the game?It’s hard to say, especially without information on the NBA-specific protocols, but sometimes tests are less accurate in real life than they are in a trial. Or a concussed player could just be unlucky; 5 percent or so pass a screening test in error.If Thompson hadn’t mentioned that he felt ill, questions might not have been raised about whether the test failed. Players are a check on the test, but they may not feel free to speak up if they’re passed in error.What happened to Thompson is a reminder for the NBA to audit its methods to make sure that the assessments it is giving players are working as well as they did in the clinical trials. That way, players can trust their doctors, and the fans can trust the league.Update (3:25 p.m., Friday, May 29): On Friday afternoon, the Warriors said Thompson had suffered a concussion, and would not return to the court until he is symptom-free and cleared under the NBA’s concussion protocol guidelines. read more

Report Mancini agrees twoyear deal with Italy

first_imgRoberto Mancini has reportedly agreed a two-year contract to become the new head coach of Italy, reports Sky SportsThis new development comes in light of Zenit St Petersburg announcing yesterday that their Italian boss has left after just one year into his three-year deal with the Russian Premier League side.“Zenit and Roberto Mancini have reached an agreement over early termination of his contract,” read a club statement, via Sky Sports.“The contract was cancelled by mutual consent of the parties without any indemnity payments.”It has now emerged that the former Manchester City and Inter Milan manager has agreed on a two-year deal with the Italian FA to take charge of the national side and will sign the contract tomorrow.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….BREAKING: Roberto Mancini agrees two-year deal to take over as Italy head coach and will sign tomorrow. #SSN pic.twitter.com/B1D44BP5jn— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 14, 2018Italy has been without a permanent head coach since they fired Gian Piero Ventura in November after the team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.last_img read more

Video recording spy glasses coming to a face near you

first_img Citation: Video recording spy glasses coming to a face near you (2011, June 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-video-spy-glasses.html Explore further When users pair their special glasses with an iPhone or Android-based smartphone the system can transmit the video directly to the web. If users do not want to stream the video users can save the video and export it through a microUSB port that is hidden on the glasses.The device is currently still in its prototype stage, and since the company has not chosen a final piece of hardware for the recording device, no sample of the quality of the video recording is available at this time, though they do promise that the camera will be able to record in high definition, at 1280x720p. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Panasonic, Sony Developed New HD Digital Video Camera Recorder Format Eyez HD Video Recording Glasses When the glasses go on sale they will retail for $200. Users who take advantage of the current pre-order on Kickstarter will get a $50 discount on the price.last_img read more