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Marshfield football must win out after loss to Point

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTEVENS POINT – The Marshfield football team’s playoff hopes took a big hit with a 48-21 loss to Stevens Point on Friday night at Goerke Field in Valley Football Association South Division action.The game started out great for the Tigers, who scored on their first two possessions, but Stevens Point would rip off 48 unanswered points to roll to the victory.City-Times photoStevens Point clinches a WIAA playoff spot with the win, improving to 5-2 overall and 4-2 in the VFA South. Marshfield is now 3-4 and 2-4 in the conference. The Tigers must win at Oshkosh North on Oct. 9 and at home against undefeated Fond du Lac on Oct. 16 to qualify for the postseason.Jon Hardinger caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Tyson Slade and Nick Hoheisel added a 1-yard TD run to put the Tigers up 14-0 with 3:20 to go in the first quarter.From there, it was all Panthers. Victor Kizewski ran for three touchdowns and Gus Turner-Zick had a pair of scores for Stevens Point.Point outgained Marshfield 422-222 and forced three Slade interceptions.Hoheisel finished with 154 yards rushing and added a 38-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the Tigers.Next Friday’s game against Oshkosh North at Titan Stadium in Oshkosh begins at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Panthers 48, Tigers 21Marshfield 14 0 0 7 – 21Stevens Point 7 17 14 10 – 48First QuarterM – Jon Hardinger 14 pass from Tyson Slade (Zach McManus kick), 9:06.M – Nick Hoheisel 1 run (McManus kick), 3:20.SP – Victor Kizewski 6 run (Joey Dorgan kick).Second QuarterSP – Gus Turner-Zick 50 pass from Beau Rosenthal (Dorgan kick).SP – Dorgan 23 field goal.SP – Kizewski 6 run (Dorgan kick).Third QuarterSP – Kizewski 6 run (Dorgan kick).SP – Grant Roth interception return (Dorgan kick).Fourth QuarterSP – Turner-Zick 65 run (Dorgan kick).SP – Dorgan 30 field goal.M – Hoheisel 38 run (McManus kick).Team Statistics (incomplete, will be updated)Rushing (att-yards): Marshfield 25-154; Stevens Point 44-303.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Marshfield 8-21-68-3; Stevens Point 7-14-119-0.Individual LeadersRushing: M, Nick Hoheisel 19-154. SP, Gus Turner-Zick 25-212, Victor Kizewski 7-70.Passing: M, Tyson Slade 7-20-63-3. SP, Beau Rosenthal 6-10-104-0, Keith Hoffman 1-4-15-0.Receiving: M, Jon Hardinger 3-28, Zach McManus 2-22, Isaac Huettl 2-19.Records: Marshfield 3-4, 2-4 Valley Football Association South Division; Stevens Point 5-2, 4-2 VFA South.last_img read more

‘Celebrate Africa’s humanity’

first_imgThe slogan was launched by 2010 Local Organising Committee chairman Irvin Khoza during the worldwide broadcast of the 2010 preliminary draw TV show in Durban on Sunday.“‘Ke Nako’ simply means ‘It’s Time’,” Fifa says on its website. “And indeed Africa’s time has come to use the 2010 Fifa World Cup to change perceptions of Africa and reposition the continent in a positive light with South Africa as the theatre and Africa the stage.”Khoza said the Local Organising Committee had “felt it appropriate that we develop a message, a theme that would resonate with the objectives of the global football family as well as the intentions and ambitions of the African diaspora.“In the development of this slogan – our 2010 message – we were also inspired by the outpouring of excitement and joy that we witnessed from villages and cities across the continent when President Blatter announced the name ‘South Africa’ on 15 May 2004.”Speaking during Sunday’s ceremony at the Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, South African President Thabo Mbeki said the country aimed to “stage an event that will send ripples of confidence from the Cape to Cairo – an event that will create social and economic opportunities throughout Africa.“We want to ensure that one day, historians will reflect upon the 2010 Fifa World Cup as a moment when Africa stood tall and resolutely turned the tide on centuries of poverty and conflict.”Useful linksFifa: www.fifa.com2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa: www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.htmlSouth Africa 2010: www.sa2010.gov.zaSouthAfrica.info – 2010: www.southafrica.info/2010/last_img read more

Charges Against 17 Individuals for $1 Million Robbery Scheme Targeting Apple Retail Stores

first_imgCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest of and charges against 17 individuals for a robbery scheme targeting Apple retail stores across California that resulted in the loss of over $1 million. The defendants are charged with entering Apple retail stores in large groups wearing hoodies and snatching products on display in a matter of seconds. The alleged crimes took place across 19 counties.Seven adults were arrested on September 25, 2018 and booked in the Alameda County Jail. Another is currently in custody in Sonoma County. Arrest warrants have been issued for nine other suspects. The investigation is ongoing. “Organized retail thefts cost California business owners millions and expose them to copycat criminals. Ultimately, consumers pay the cost of this merchandise hijacking,” said Attorney General Becerra. “We will continue our work with local law enforcement authorities to extinguish this mob mentality and prosecute these criminals to hold them accountable. The successful collaborative efforts of law enforcement has resulted in dismantling a large criminal ring,” said Oakland Police Chief Anne E. Kirkpatrick.The arrests are the product of an investigation conducted by the San Luis Obispo Police Department and the Oakland Police Department, with the assistance of the California Department of Justice eCrime Unit. The San Luis Obispo Police Department initiated the investigation following a series of thefts from Apple stores.- Sponsor – Local law enforcement agencies from the following counties have assisted in the investigation: Alameda County, Butte County, Contra Costa County, Fresno County, Kern County, Los Angeles County, Marin County, Monterey County, Orange County, Placer County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Sonoma County and Ventura County.   [Source: East County Today] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Cloud Computing: The Cloud’s Roller Coaster Ride of Hype to Productivity

first_imgCloud Computing so far has defied the path of Gartner’s hype cycle.  In 2009 Gartner noted that the hype around Cloud Computing is ‘deafening’ and ready for a correction in perception.  Three years later the hype around the cloud seems only to have intensified.  The 2012 Cloud Hype Cycle report is now available from Garter.  (Cloud Hype cycle chart made available by Forbes.) Even well-publicized glitches like Amazon’s outage of AWS haven’t put much of a dent in it.The practice of ‘cloudwashing’ is one of the major factors that is seeding discontent with users that is likely to increase the strength of a backlash.  Cloudwashing is the practice by vendors of promoting their products as cloud solutions simply for the fact that those solutions have been deployed on a cloud server when in fact those products were not originally created for the cloud, typically don’t take advantage of cloud capabilities, and often retain a traditional licensing model.  Gartner notes that while many vendors can discuss their ‘cloud strategy’, very often those strategies aren’t cloud-centric.In this year’s snapshot of the current state of hype around cloud computing, Gartner positions different components of cloud technology at various stages on the graph.  Things like ‘Cloud-based MDM solutions’, ‘Hybrid IT’,  and the ‘Personal Cloud’ are leftmost in an area called ‘Technology Triggers’.  These technologies are new and just getting exposure and attention.At the peak of the hype are things like ‘Cloud BPM’, ‘Platform as a Service’, and ‘Hybrid Cloud Computing’.And then there are those technologies that have crested the hype and plummeted into the more rational main stream.  Interestingly, Gartner places ‘Public Cloud Storage’ nearing a low point of the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’.  And ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ and ‘Software as a Service’ have already gotten through much of the rollercoaster part of the hype cycle and are on an upward slope towards ‘enlightenment’ and eventually ‘productivity’.  The relative positioning of the technology points seems about right, but these latter points seem a bit premature given that we’re still very much in the early days of cloud computing and we’re likely in for more bumps ahead than what shows on Gartner’s curve.last_img read more

Chinese Internet Users to Obama: “Hello Mr. President”

first_imgChina’s Internet censorship regime, known as the Great Firewall, can appear monolithic. A few days ago, however, that wall was breached. Chinese citizens rode a glitch and jumped onto the momentarily unencumbered information super highway, according to reports from CNET.Where did Chinese Internet users head? Straight to President Obama’s Google+ page. “Chinese people have flooded this page for days. Just google it and u will know what actually happened. By the way, most of us only speak Mandarin,” Chinese Google+ user +Xusheng Zhou said to +Patricia Errazuriz. Chinese users left a wide variety of comments, ranging from jokes to pleas about the state of civil rights issues in China. Others just competed for the top commenting slot.Users were able to access Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google+, some for the first time.“I can suddenly access YouTube! No need to breach the firewall!” posted excited Weibo user Arvin Xie.Google went back into China this past January after two years of self-imposed exile from Chinese censorship. Like most Internet companies, Google couldn’t ignore the huge opportunity of China’s more than 500 million Internet users, which is twice as many as the U.S. This is a market that Facebook would love to tap. Reuters reports that on Wednesday access to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter was once again blocked. As of today, Thursday, additional comments are still showing up on the Obama Google+ page. For some reason, Chinese authorities haven’t completely patched that hole. Barack Obama is using his Google+ page as yet another place to “connect” with the American people, supposedly. He gave the “most interactive State of the Union address ever” in January. Obama even Google+ Hungout with the public, including five golden ticket-winning Americans. “But for the public,” writes ReadWriteWeb’s Jon Mitchell, “it was no more of a paradigm shift than changing the TV channel.”Perhaps it’s time Obama hungout with a few Chinese Internet users. “?????????” writes Chinese Google+ user Dongboy Lee. Or, according to Google Translate, “Wow, Mr. President, good morning ~” Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification alicia eler Tags:#China#Facebook#Google#international#politics#social networks#Social Web#twitter#web#YouTube last_img read more

Which PPC metrics matter? Lessons from half a million keywords

first_img Posted on 9th December 2017Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Which PPC metrics matter? Lessons from half a million keywordsYou are here: Are your AdWords campaigns working… like, really working?That might be a surprisingly hard question to answer. Anybody with an AdWords account can see if they’re getting clicks, and it’s not too hard to set up conversion tracking — but chances are that the reason you put money into AdWords was that you wanted to get money out.In other words, you want your ad spend to produce sales.As obvious as this statement is, actually determining how different factors in your AdWords campaigns affect sales can be fairly difficult. To try to shed more light on the subject, we recently conducted a study on how different variables affect ad performance at Disruptive Advertising (my company). We pulled data from well over half a million keywords and measured return-on-investment against dozens of variables.In short, we wanted to answer the question: What predicts profitability in an AdWords account? Our findings may surprise you.[Read the full article on Search Engine Land.]From our sponsors: Which PPC metrics matter? Lessons from half a million keywords HomeDigital MarketingWhich PPC metrics matter? Lessons from half a million keywords 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 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 2019ML 2019121313th 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

Change of pace leaves England at a loss and clubs playing catch-up

first_imgShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest Sportblog The elite player agreement between the RFU and the clubs has worked to a point but its value to owners tends to be financial. It is a partnership only in the loose sense of the word and the professional game as a whole should reflect on Saturday’s defeat – only once before had a tier-one nation recovered from a deficit greater than 21 points to win, Wales in Argentina in 1999 – and devise a way of moving forward together.It was only last year that Jones was talking about England overhauling New Zealand at the top of the rankings before the start of next year’s World Cup. Two more defeats in South Africa could see them slip to fifth, with the All Blacks arriving at Twickenham in November.Jones has to look at selection, with Mike Brown playing like a full-back and Elliot Daly an outside back, but the different way matches are refereed in the Premiership and at Test level leaves much of his influence on the training field where, alone, only so much can be achieved. Jones had picked a side to play a fast game, sacrificing scrummaging and lineout options, which he reduced further after 35 minutes when he took off a second-row, Nick Isiekwe, and brought on a back‑rower, Brad Shields, who had only been with the squad for a week, in an attempt to plug the breakdown and constrict De Klerk by slowing down South Africa’s possession.His decision to pull Luther Burrell early in the opening Test in Australia two years ago after a slow start worked but Shields had little impact. He was better equipped than his team-mates to deal with the relentless pace of the game, having played Super Rugby for four months, but alone he could not recalibrate the team’s disorientation.International rugby has changed in the past 18 months, as has the game in the European Champions Cup. It is more fluid, faster and places less reliance on set pieces. Jones’s training sessions are regarded as brutal not because he has players smashing into each other, although a judo session in Brighton yielded a few casualties. Everything is done at pace and when players are blowing he does not allow them respite, pushing them to the limits of their endurance and beyond.He has to because the Premiership does not condition players for Test rugby. It has developed considerably as a tournament in its 20 years in terms of facilities and the interest it attracts from spectators and sponsors but it is self-contained in a way the Pro 14 and Super Rugby are not. Those who declaim Jones’s methods tend to be club owners rather than coaches, interested in the bottom line, but this season’s Champions Cup should have shown them how the game is moving.Instead of seeking conflict with England and trying to get Jones to change his training methods, which will not happen, they should be aligning their clubs with the national side, as South Africa have done with their Super Rugby franchises. Just as England lost a game they should have won in Johannesburg, so the Premiership clubs had the playing resources to have made a far greater impact on Europe last season. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. When the Premiership clubs raise the issue of Eddie Jones’s national squad training sessions this summer, bristling at a high attrition rate, Twickenham should show a video of England’s latest defeat against a nascent South Africa side who were able to recover from an appalling start because of an ability, honed in Super Rugby, to play at sustained pace.It was a Premiership player, the Sale scrum-half Faf de Klerk, who was his side’s catalyst, but the difference was at forward, where the Springboks retained their shape in the loose when a crazy game was at its most frenetic. England took an early 24-3 lead through the passing ability of George Ford that exploited a narrow, naive defence, but once the home side got hold of the ball, the failings that addled this year’s Six Nations campaign surfaced.England struggled at the breakdown collectively and their discipline melted. They conceded eight penalties at the breakdown, six in the first half and, having dominated possession and territory in the opening quarter, had by the hour mark had the ball for only 33% of the match. Reuse this content Rugby union Read more England rugby union teamcenter_img comment Share on WhatsApp Share on Messenger Since you’re here… Topics Read more Share on LinkedIn S’busiso Nkosi powers South Africa to stunning comeback win over England Share via Email Sign up to the Breakdown for the latest rugby union news South Africa rugby teamlast_img read more

Cygnus Puts Ag Group on the Block

first_imgCygnus Business Media is putting its agriculture group up for sale, Folio: has learned. The group includes five tradeshows and two publications.Corporate Solutions, an acquisition advisory firm, has been retained to help secure a buyer.Cygnus CEO John French says in a statement that the sale will “provide us with an opportunity to improve our overall balance sheet and provide a substantial return to our ownership group.” The assets, he says, are profitable and the group is a “discrete business.” A sale would not adversely impact the other affinity groups within the company. The remainder of the company is not on the market.One obvious, but not confirmed, bidder would be Penton, which just spent $80 million on Farm Progress Companies last November.  UPDATE: According to French, Cygnus’s balance sheet is in good shape, but after increasing interest from other parties in buying the group, and a well-performing agriculture market, the time became right to sell.About 12 employees work in the group. “We’re still owned by banks and by that definition at some point we’ll have to sell the company,” he says. “My job has been to come in and take the company out of bankruptcy and improve value. And the ag group is the first manifestation of that value increase. I’ve had more calls about the ag group than any other in the company.”The decision to put it up for sale, says French, was all the easier in that the ag group is not core to the company’s affinity group structure. “We don’t have anything else around it,” he says.French declined to reveal pricing or revenue details, but said they’re seeking a very competitive bid or they’re not going to sell. “We’re going for a good market price, and if we don’t get it, then we’re not selling and it’s business as usual,” he says.last_img read more

Dave Chappelle John Mayer Announce LA New Years Eve Show

first_imgFind out where the performers will bring their new “Controlled Danger” concept show to the big stage this New Year’s EveBrian HaackGRAMMYs Sep 27, 2017 – 12:35 pm Fans of comedy and music alike will be able to come together on New Year’s Eve this year for a special event hosted by legendary comedian Dave Chappelle and seven-time GRAMMY winning guitarist John Mayer. Dave Chappelle, John Mayer: “Controlled Danger” dave-chappelle-john-mayer-announce-la-new-years-eve-show Twitter Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 14, 2015 – 5:39 pm John Mayer Wins Best Male Pop Vocal Performance News Dubbed “Controlled Danger,” the special holiday event will include solo sets by each performer, capped off by a collaborative session of “songs, stories, improvised dancing, and more,” as reported by Billboard .This will be far from the first time the pair has worked together, as Mayer first joined a classic sketch on an episode of “Chappelle’s Show” in 2004. More recently, Chappelle joined Mayer onstage for a surprise appearance at the guitarist’s Apr. 12, 2017, show in Columbus, Ohio, where the pair performed a touching improvised tribute to fellow “Chappelle’s Show” collaborator Charlie Murphy, who had passed away earlier that day following a protracted bout with leukemia.Since that live performance, Chappelle and Mayer have performed several editions of the “Controlled Danger” show concept at clubs and small venues around the country, but this New Year’s Eve event will mark the first time the show will be presented on a large stage in a major venue.”Controlled Danger” will take place on Dec. 31 at The Forum, in Inglewood, Calif. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept. 29.Universal Hip-Hop Museum To Open In New York City Facebook Dave Chappelle, John Mayer Announce L.A. New Year’s Eve Show last_img read more

Bees on Notre Dame rooftop survive this weeks devastating fire

first_img“I got a call from the spokesman for Notre Dame who said there were bees flying in and out of the hives which means they are still alive,” Geant told CNN on Friday. “Right after the fire I looked at the drone pictures and saw the hives weren’t burnt but there was no way of knowing if the bees had survived,” Geant added. “Now I know there’s activity, it’s a huge relief.”On Wednesday, Geant posted photos on his Instagram taken by drones that show the hives intact. A visual history of Notre-Dame de Paris Post a comment The bees of Notre Dame seem to have their patron saint Ambrose looking out for them.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET The devastating fire that destroyed part of Paris’ historic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday appears to have spared the bees living on its rooftop.Since 2013, as part of a city initiative to support biodiversity in Paris, Notre Dame has been home to three beehives on a roof beneath the rose window. Because the hives are located about 30 meters (98 feet) below the main roof, the fire didn’t get close enough to do any damage. Considering each hive is home to 60,000 bees, Notre Dame beekeeper Nicolas Geant was beyond relieved to learn the fire didn’t hurt the insects. Share your voice Another photo posted on his Instagram shows the bees alive and well on one of the Notre Dame gargoyles. The structures  double as functional rain spouts.Perhaps St. Ambrose, the patron saint of bees and beekeepers, was keeping an eye out for the beloved insects of Notre Dame.center_img 0 36 Photos Tags Sci-Tech Culturelast_img read more