Michigan State women upset No. 19 Rutgers 60-50

first_imgEAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 18 points and matched a career-high with 18 rebounds for her 20th double-double of the season to help Michigan State upset cold-shooting No. 19 Rutgers 60-50 Sunday.Powers has now scored 600 points this season, breaking the school’s single-season scoring record.Rutgers (20-7, 11-5 Big Ten) falls into a three-way tie with Minnesota and Ohio State for third place in the conference. Michigan State (13-14, 5-11) is now 2-7 against ranked opponents this season.Rutgers shot 20 of 64 from the floor (31 percent). Tyler Scaife, who averages 43 percent shooting per game, was held to just two points on 1-of-14 shooting.Tori Jankoska finished with 21 points for the Spartans, who led 27-20 at the break, and had its largest lead, 52-38 with 3:41 left.Scarlet Knights’ center Rachel Hollivay left the game with 3:41 remaining after injuring her left knee.last_img read more

Ward wins at Navy

first_imgBack to Navy on Thursday, cheap, cheerful and seriously must have the best caddies in Pattaya.  The course had a competition on Wednesday so the condition of the West course was superb, fast greens (really, I can’t believe it either, fast greens at Navy) and the fairways were great.  The East course was not as good, but still in tip top shape for this venue.We had a medium size group of players today and got away on time off the white tees.  The course was a little busy because they were coring the greens on the North nine, but we still moved along at a good pace.We saw a couple of good scores today with Ray the overall winner on 87 gross (74 net).  He was closely followed by Mark, Bruce and Gary.The scribe’s group at times looked like they we were playing with earth moving equipment more so than golf clubs – never seen so much sand move around the place.  An example of this was Dave who thinned it out of one bunker into another on the other side of the green.  He then commented that he didn’t like this bunker, so what does he do?  He blades it back into the first bunker!  This was followed up by a shank to finally escape the sand.We welcomed back Henry today but had to say farewell to Gary off to Australia, Mark back off to work, and Bjorn off to Bangkok before returning home.  Thanks for the good times boys and see you all again when you get back.Note:  We are playing Phoenix on Tuesday 10th Sept and will be leaving the bar at 9.15a.m.  Places are still available so contact Paul for details on 087 189 5250 or call into the bar on Soi LK Metro. PSC golf with I-RoversThursday, Sept. 5, Plutaluang E & W – Stroke1st Ray Ward (13) net 742nd Mark Ward (20) net 753rd Bruce Minasota (16) net 76last_img read more

Dream’s Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel named All-Star Starters

first_imgThe Atlanta Dream leads WNBA’s Eastern Conference with two players voted into starting lineup as the Dream forward Angel McCoughtry and guard Shoni Schimmel have been voted in as starters to represent the Eastern Conference in Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2015, the league office announced Tuesday.Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2015 will be played on Saturday, July 25 beginning at 3:30 p.m., ET. The game will be televised to a live national audience on ABC from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.The starting lineups were determined by fan voting, with McCoughtry receiving 7,619 votes to finish second among all frontcourt players in the Eastern Conference. It marks the fourth time McCoughtry has been voted in as an All-Star starter, having previously earned the starting nod in 2011, 2013 and 2014.Schimmel, who was the most valuable player of the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game, was second among all Eastern Conference guards with 8,881 votes, which ranked sixth amongst WNBA players overall.McCoughtry ranked second among East forwards, trailing only Indiana’s Tamika Catchings, who ranked second among all Eastern Conference players with 9,923 votes.The Dream will have two starters at the All-Star Game for the second time in franchise history and the second consecutive season overall.McCoughtry currently ranks second among WNBA leaders in scoring (21.9), fifth in steals (2.0), eighth in assists (3.6) and 13th in rebounding (6.3). She is the only WNBA player to rank among the top-13 in each of those categories.The prolific frontcourt scorer has been a model of consistency as she has registered double-figure points in all 12 games this season and a total of 19 consecutive dating back to the 2014 campaign. She has rung up a total of eight 20+ point scoring efforts in 2015 and a pair of 30+ point totals.McCoughtry ranked in the top-four in both scoring and steals in the WNBA in 2014. She paced the league with an average of 2.39 steals and ranked fourth in scoring (18.5 ppg) while helping guide the Dream to their sixth consecutive playoff appearance.The 6-1 forward also was the second-leading scorer for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that won the gold medal in London. The former No. 1 overall pick out of Louisville in 2009, McCoughtry will become the first Dream player to appear in four WNBA All-Star Games – each of which she has been a starter.Schimmel will be making her second consecutive WNBA All-Star game appearance as a starter after being recognized as the game’s most valuable player in 2014. She registered a WNBA All-Star game-record 29 points and dished out eight assists in last season’s contest, leading the Eastern Conference to a 125-124 overtime win.Schimmel shot 11-of-24 from the field in last year’s all-star classic, including a 7-of-16 clip from beyond the three-point arc. McCoughtry totaled 13 points and seven rebounds, while shooting 6-of-11 overall in the 2014 overtime victory for the Eastern Conference.Joining McCoughtry and Schimmel in the Eastern Conference lineup will be Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne, who led all players with 18,034 votes, Indiana’s Catchings (9,923 votes) and New York’s Tina Charles (6,129).The Western Conference starters will include Tulsa’s Skylar Diggins (15,895), Minnesota’s Seimone Augustus (9,599) and Maya Moore (13,706) as well as Phoenix’s Brittney Griner (7,138) and Candice Dupree (5,954).The East squad will be led by Chicago Sky head coach Pokey Chatman by virtue of their 2014 Eastern Conference Championship. Phoenix’s Sandy Brondello will head the West coaching staff after leading her team to the WNBA Championship last season.The 12 WNBA head coaches will select the reserves by voting for six players within their own conference: two backcourt players, three frontcourt players, and a player from either position. Coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their ownteam.The league will announce the reserves during ESPN2’s national telecast of the Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday, July 21 at 11 p.m., ET.In the case of players who are unable to play due to injury — such as Diggins, who has sustained a season-ending injury – replacement players will be named by WNBA President Laurel J. Richie.last_img read more

Football: Marouane Fellaini extends his contract with Manchester United after deciding his future for…

first_imgAdvertisement 272cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs27llm8mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ezk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gjtyWould you ever consider trying this?😱mrxchCan your students do this? 🌚40k9Roller skating! Powered by Firework Manchester United and Belgium midfielder, Marouane Fellaini has extended his contract with the club for two years and has penned down a £100,000-a-week salary. The contract can also be extended by 12 months if needed which was agreed by both the parties. ‘I thank Jose Mourinho for the faith he has always shown in me’ Fellaini said in a post on Twitter.Advertisement The 30-year-old moved to Old Trafford in 2013 for £27m from Everton and has 20 goals out of 156 appearances for the club under three different managers and Jose Mourinho also wanted Fellaini to stay. It is reported that he was stalling the contract as he was hoping for better offers.Advertisement The contract renewal for Fellaini means the club won’t possibly move for another central midfielder in the summer window and Mourinho was delighted to hear that Fellaini is staying to give United more midfield options after they signed Fred. Here are some reactions to him staying:-Read Also:-Football: Twitter laughs at Michy Batshuayi after his epic ‘ball to the face’ after Adnan Januzaj’s goalFIFA World Cup 2018: Stats of the Day – Day 15 Advertisementlast_img read more

All-Ireland Hurling Final Preview – The Captains

first_imgElectric Ireland GAA Hurling All-Ireland Minor ChampionshipFinalCorcaigh v Gaillimh, Páirc an Chrócaigh, 1.15print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Today, we hear from both captains. The Waterford Captain is Kevin Moran, he spoke to Coilin DuffyAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/KEVIN%20MORAN%20WATERFORD%20CAPTAIN%20PRE%20GALWAY%20OTL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. First is Galway Captain David Burke, he spoke to Niall CanavanAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/DAVID%20BURKE%20PRE%20WATERFORD%20OTL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. All-Ireland Hurling Final Sunday….GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior ChampionshipFinalGaillimh v Port Láirge, Páirc an Chrócaigh, 3.30 Next Sunday is D-Day for The Galway Senior And Minor Hurling Teams as they feature on All-Ireland Sunday. The Minor Final between Galway and Cork throws in at 1.15 followed by the Senior Final between Galway and Waterford at 3.30last_img read more

Connacht Rugby announce the signing of Robin Copeland

first_imgConnacht Rugby and the IRFU are delighted to announce that back row Robin Copeland will join the province at the end of the current season. Copeland has made over 60 appearances for Munster during four seasons with the club and previously played over 50 times with the Cardiff Blues. He will join Connacht on a two year contract. At international level, Copeland was capped for the Irish Senior International side when he made his debut against Georgia in November 2014. The back row has also represented the Irish Wolfhounds and Emerging Ireland sides. Welcoming the signing of Robin Copeland, CEO of Connacht Rugby Willie Ruane said: “Robin is a player we have had on our radar for quite a while and we are delighted to have secured his signing ahead of the 2018/19 season. Robin brings incredible athletic ability and rugby experience to our squad and he will be a valuable player for us as we target further success in the season ahead. We are confident that he will be a great addition to Connacht both on and off the field.”Commenting on his signing for Connacht, Robin Copeland added: “I have really enjoyed my four seasons with Munster and I would really like to thank everyone for my time there. I am now looking forward to the next challenge and an exciting future with Connacht. I have been really impressed with what has been achieved in Connacht and I am determined to be part of further success there. The club is well known for the importance it places on community and I look forward to representing them when I join up with the squad next season.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Islanders Women’s Tennis Defeats Texas-Pan American

first_imgHoran padded the Islanders lead to 5-0 after downing Natacha Minc, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6 singles before Galhos dropped a heartbreaker at No. 5. The sophomore garnered a 6-3 first-set win before falling 6-3 in the second set. In the third, Galhos came up short, 10-6 in the super tiebreaker. She now holds a 4-1 record in the No. 5 slot. Rodriguez wrapped singles competition for the Islanders in the No. 2 spot with a three-set thriller to remain undefeated in singles play. The junior topped Stavroulaki in the first set before falling 4-6 in the second. In the final set, Rodriguez grinded her way to a 10-8 super-tiebreaker win.   The Islanders kept the momentum rolling as they quickly claimed the win with three straight-set singles wins on courts three, four and one. Dzinic tacked on the Islanders’ second point of the day with a 6-1, 6-0 dominating win over Amsallem at No. 3. Martin then cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Ranzahuer in No. 4 singles to win her sixth consecutive match. She now has tallied a 6-1 record in the No. 4 slot. Vives followed suit with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Esparza at No. 1 singles to clinch the match for the Islanders. After dropping her first loss of the season against Missouri, Vives bounced back to improve her mark to 5-1 on the year in the No. 1 spot. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6, Texas-Pan American 1EDINBURG, Texas – The Texas A&M–Corpus Christi women’s tennis team bounced back today with a 6-1 victory over Texas-Pan American at the Orville Cox Tennis Center. The Islanders (6-2) grinded out the doubles point and cruised through singles play to earn their sixth win of the season. Rodriguez has now won 20 of her last 21 matches, dating back to last season. She has also tied Erika Iriarte’s career record in third place all-time with 41 wins.  This season she has tallied a perfect 5-0 record to improve her career mark to 41-4.center_img In doubles action, the sophomore duo of Judit Vives and Kerry Galhos got back in the win column with an 8-3 win over UTPA’s (3-6) Mariana Ranzahuer and Lison Le Biavant in No. 3 doubles. The pair improved their mark to 5-1 this season. UTPA then picked up an 8-4 win in the No. 1 slot after Katia Stavroulaki and Reegan Greenwood topped the junior tandem of Rodriguez and Martin. With the loss, the Islanders’ pair moved to 4-3 on the year. The doubles point then came down to the No. 2 spot where the freshman-senior duo of Jelena Dzinic and Chelsea Horan edged out Christel Amsallem and Dominique Esparza, 8-7 (5) in a close battle to clinch the point for the Islanders. The Islanders will return home to host Prairie View A&M along with the men on Tuesday, March 3, at 3 p.m. at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center.last_img read more

Guyana accredits Nepalese, Iranian Ambassadors

first_imgPresident David Granger has accepted the credentials from non-resident Ambassadors of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Islamic Republic of Iran.The two diplomats presented their Letters of Credence to the Guyanese Head of State on Wednesday at his official residence, during which the furtherance of South-South relations was emphasised.President David Granger shares a light moment with new Iranian Ambassador to Guyana, Mostafa AlaeiHaving established diplomatic ties in June 1994, President Granger noted that in addition to many common values, Guyana and Nepal also share common vulnerabilities to the adverse effects of climate change, something which they can tackle together.“Guyana, a low-lying coastal state, is susceptible to the effects of rising sea levels, floods, droughts and environmental hazards. Nepal, a land locked state, also faces increased climate induced threats. We are both rich in hydroelectric potential. Our two countries can learn from each other’s experience in developing climate change adaptation plans and in promoting renewable energy development,” he posited.The Head of State went on to note that as Guyana continues to push the development of a ‘green’ agenda, there is much that can be learnt from the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal in the area of forest and natural assets conservation.President David Granger along with newly accredited Nepalese Ambassador, Dr Arjun Kumar Karki and his wife“We feel that there is much for Guyana to learn from your country in forest conservation and from the challenges in conserving our natural assets,” he stated, while extending support to the people of Nepal as they continue reconstruction efforts following the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015.Meanwhile, the newly accredited Nepalese Diplomat, Dr Arjun Kumar Karki, outlined the importance his country places on its relationship with Guyana. He noted that the values which form the bedrock of diplomatic ties between the two countries are multifaceted and encompass a broad spectrum of political, socio-economic, cultural and many more dimensions.“We are optimistic that Nepal and Guyana will be able to take our relationship to a new height. The bonds that we build will be based on trust and mutual benefit that are consistent with our potentials and the aspirations of our people,” the Diplomat stated.Dr Karki added that his country looks forward to having enhanced cooperation and support in areas of development challenges, eradication of poverty and South-South cooperation.Iranian AmbassadorOn the other hand, after submitting his credentials, new Iranian Ambassador to Guyana, Mostafa Alaei, also outlined that both Guyana and Iran have great potential to be realised in a wide spectrum of political, international and economic affairs.“Both countries possess vast resources of particular and specific importance, in different forms needed for development. They are complimentary to each other…There are many areas within which both countries can support each other and combine their efforts to advance common interests within the framework of the Charter of the United Nations. In this context, both Governments, in our view, possess capacities and capabilities to even harness their abilities in the interest of South to South Cooperation,” Alaei posited.Moreover, President Granger in brief remarks outlined that the appointment of the new Iranian Ambassador will serve as a catalyst for the enhancement of relations between the two countries.“There exists several possibilities for us to expand our cooperation, especially in the fields of agriculture, food production technology and hydro-electrical energy generation, thus expanding the existing capacity and furthering South-South cooperation,” President Granger noted.The Head of State went on to say that more can be done to take advantage of the opportunities to bring the two countries and its peoples together. He added too that with both countries committed to a low carbon, low emission trajectory of development, the renewed diplomatic ties emphasise the protection of their environment, the preservation of their biodiversity, the provision of eco-tourism and eco-educational services and the promotion of practical measures to ensure climate adaptation, especially with Guyana establishing a ‘green’ state.Ambassador Alaei, who replaces Ambassador Hojattolah Soltani, will be based in neighbouring Caracas, Venezuela. (Vahnu Manikchand)last_img read more

May 2017 User Experience and Web Professional Events

first_imgWhether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events.That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and web professionals events for southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio. A WordPress Q & A workshop, Laravel show and tell, and the fourth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day Detroit are a few of the events you’ll discover in the May 2017 event calendar.While I don’t attend every event on the calendar, I usually make it to one or two events each week. I’d love to meet you. When you see me, stop by and say hi!3rd Connect ITDate: May 2, 2017 at 5:30pmLocation: Dana Information Technology in Maumee, Ohio (map and directions to Dana Information Technology)Cost: Free, pre-registration requiredEPIC Toledo, in collaboration with Tech Toledo, hosts the 3rd Connect IT event where you’ll join fellow Toledo-area information technology(IT) professionals for small group discussions on latest IT trends and solutions.Enjoy a light meal, networking, and two roundtable discussions. Quarterly Q & A WorkshopDate: May 8, 2017 at 6:30pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Circus)Cost: $5.00, pre-registration requiredGet your WordPress questions answered at our Metro Detroit WordPress Q & A Workshop. Our meetup members will help each other out with their site, whether it’s self-hosted or a WordPress.com site. Information Architecture Nuts & BoltsDate: May 9, 2017 at 6:00pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Circus)Cost: $5, pre-registration requiredAt the May Detroit User Experience meetup, Bob Royce of The Understanding Group will help you better understand what information architecture is about, how it’s practiced, and how it differs from user experience. Laravel Show and Tell – Continuous delivery, Gitlab CI, Docker and DeployerDate: May 16, 2017 at 6:30pmLocation: International Bancard in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to International Bancard)Cost: Free, pre-registration requestedBring your laptop to this month’s Detroit Laravel meetup and share your latest project. Talk about your journey, challenges, and some of your wins along the way. Women’s Strategizing the Job Search Event with Michigan Council of Women in TechnologyDate: May 17, 2017 at 5:30pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Circus)Cost: Free, pre-registration requiredEnjoy refreshments, snacks, and networking, at the quarterly Grand Circus women’s event in partnership with Michigan Council of Women in Technology. Hear from professional women in technology on good practices and strategies for your job hunt. You’ll leave with actionable tips for your job search process.Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017, DetroitDate: May 18, 2017 at 6:30pmLocation: Grand Circus in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Grand Circus)Cost: $5, pre-registration requiredHosted by Refresh Detroit and Ladies That UX Detroit, the fourth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Detroit features local accessibility experts Caitlin Geier and Matt Isner, who will talk about the importance of planning for accessibility in your design project and how to use an automated accessibility testing tool. I’m thrilled to be hosting Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Detroit for the fourth year! May Detroit Happy HourDate: May 22, 2017 at 6:00pm to 8:00pmLocation: Motor City Wine in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Motor City Wine)Cost: Free, pre-registration requestedJoin Ladies That UX Detroit for a casual happy hour to meet new people and catch-up with old friends in the user experience world. The informal topic of conversation: UX tools.Detroit Startup WeekDate: May 22, 2017 to May 26, 2017 (various events)Location: Various locations throughout Detroit, Michigan, including Wayne State University, Masonic Temple, Garden Theater, Gem TheaterCost: Free, pre-registration requestedDetroit Startup Week is a five-day free event featuring 100 different program sessions for startup businesses in 15 learning tracks for entrepreneurship, technology, design, innovation, mobility, music, and more. Great opportunity for startup founders to get training in marketing, technology, funding, legal issues as well as meet and network with fellow Detroit-area entrepreneurs. Last year’s event attracted over 4,000 attendees! HackerNest Detroit May Tech SocialDate: May 23, 2017 at 6:00pmLocation: Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan (map and directions to Masonic Temple)Cost: Free, pre-registration requestedConnect with the local tech community at this friendly, casual, social event. Enjoy refreshments and networking with your fellow tech professionals. No agenda or sale pitches. Share EventsIt’s impossible to include every event happening in our area. Do you know of any metro Detroit events not on the list? Share them in the comments. 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…RelatedSeptember 2017 User Experience and Web Professionals EventsA five-day design festival, WordPress child themes presentation, and an evening of lightning talks are a few of the events you’ll discover in the September 2017 events calendar. Each month I compile a calendar of user experience and web professionals events in southeast Michigan and northwest Ohio where you’ll find…In “Calendar”August 2017 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events. That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and…In “Calendar”April 2017 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events. That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and…In “Calendar”last_img read more

Technology: Gap Between IT and Business Makes Solving Data Problems Hard

first_imgLarge enterprises ($500+ million companies) lose more than $5 million a year because of data problems, and one in five of those companies lose more than $20 million every year.  That’s the result of a Forbes/SAP survey “Managing Information in the Enterprise: Perspectives for Business Leaders.”The report validates some common sense expectations, like 85 percent of companies think that information is a strategic asset and 95 percent of companies think that information management is essential to business success.   And on the flip side of that, 82 percent said that bad information can lead to costly mistakes and 61 percent said that bad information can adversely affect their business processes.But how good is the data?  The answer to this question proved interesting because the survey divided the respondents into two groups:  IT and business groups like finance, sales and marketing.  Across eight characteristics for “good data”, like data validity, data completeness, data accessibility, and data accuracy, in nearly every case the IT ranked their perception of data quality twice as high as the ranking provided by business (eg., 55 percent of IT ranked data consistency high while only 25 percent from the business side did.)There’s also a split between IT and business about which groups in the organization are the ultimate “owners” of the data.  59 percent of IT managers said that data quality ownership resides with them, while 74 percent of line of business managers said that they had ownership.  Further, when IT was asked if their company has any programs in place to rectify data quality problems, 51 percent said yes, while only 25 percent of business groups though there was a data quality program in place.Business units thought that the biggest problem with data quality is inconsistent data (40%), while IT thought that duplicate data (38%) and data migration (38%) were the major problems.Some of the problem for why there is such a gap in the thinking between IT and business about data is that only 45 percent of the organizations have an enterprise information management (RIM) program in place, and 31% are still trying to come up with one.last_img read more