Stratford girls basketball wins season opener at Tomah

first_imgFrueh leads Tigers with 18 pointsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterTOMAH — Macie Frueh scored 18 points to lead the Stratford girls basketball team to a 59-52 victory over Tomah in a nonconference matchup to open the season for both teams on Friday night.Frueh had all three of the Tigers’ 3-pointers and made 5 of 6 free throws. Kaylee Hollatz added nine points, six coming in the second half, for Stratford.Stratford made 20 of 33 free throws, including 17 of 24 in the second half as it held off the Timberwolves.Stratford’s next game is Tuesday at Edgar.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 59, Timberwolves 52Stratford 32 27 – 59Tomah 26 26 – 52STRATFORD (59): Savannah Schillinger 2 2-2 6, Taya Nett 1 3-4 5, Sammy Griesbach 4 1-3 9, Macie Frueh 5 5-6 18, C Gliniecki 0 2-4 2, Kaylee Hollatz 4 1-2 9, M Krall 1 1-2 3, Andie Zuelke 1 5-10 7. FG: 18. FT: 20-33. 3-pointers: 3 (Frueh 3). Fouls: 23. Fouled out: Griesbach. Record: 1-0.TOMAH (52): Lindsey Conway 1 1-2 3, Amber Kraus 4 3-4 11, Emily Moake 0 2-2 2, Madison Lindauer 2 3-3 7, Brooke Brown 1 2-2 5, Reis Derousseau 3 1-1 9, Mallory Pierce 2 0-2 4, Madisyn Brey 4 0-0 11. FG: 17. FT: 12-16. 3-pointers: 6 (Brey 3, Derousseau 2, Brown 1). Fouls: 26. Fouled: Lindauer. Record: 0-1.last_img read more

FeedBlendr – Feed Remix Service

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex iskold 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market You can also get an instant OPML file of the input feeds. This OPML can then be reusedby FeedBlendr for more remixing. For developers, there is a piece of JavaScriptthat can be inserted into any document and then restyled using CSS.FeedBlendr for developersThere is much more that you can do with FeedBlendr, if you are a developer. Thisversion of FeedBlendr offers four handy features. First is the simple ability to blendfeeds using REST. To create a blend, you simply query and pass the title, list of URLsor OPML file. This feature is conceptually similar to digg this! orpost to next feature lets developers link to the blend from any web site. There is asnippet of code that needs to be added to the site to accomplish this. You can alsocustomize the look of the blend. However if you need more fine-grained control over theblend, you can use the JSON API. Finally, you can also create and fetch blends using the FeedBlendr API. This is mostlyhandy for backend/server side software.Ideas for blendsIt is natural to ask just what sort of things can be done with FeedBlendr. Despite itssimplicity, it can be used to create a range of interesting remixes. For example, you canremix a feed of new movie and dvd releases from different sources, producing a singlemovie feed. You can also use FeedBlendr to mix different media. Here is a feed that combines items tagged‘universe’ from and flickr.The website contains a whole page of tips on how to use the service. Here are somethat looked fun to me:Make your own radio or tv station, by mixing together your favorite podcasts orvideos.Blend events from multiple Google calendars;Combine feeds from,, and toget an ‘all-about-you’ feed.Finally, for those of you who love ego surfing, use Google Blogsearch to get news foreach variant of your name – e.g. alex iskold or alexiskold – and thenblend them all together for one healthy ego massage.Beyond blendingFeedBlendr is a well thought out service, but surely what we are seeing today is justthe beginning. Other feed operations make sense. For example filtering feeds, by onlyletting through items that have certain keywords. Back in November, Richardprofiled several such RSS services – including FeedRinse and BlastFeed. Another thing to do with feeds issorting. Items can be ranked using a pluggable criteria – in the simple case, keywords;in a more complex case, a user’s tastes. Tags:#RSS & Feeds#web FeedBlendr is a web service that lets you remix yourfeeds. It has just launched the public beta of its second version. At first glanceFeedBlendr does not appear to have a lot of bells and whistles, but it is an interestingand intelligent service that lets you easily remix many kinds of RSS feeds. And aftercloser examination, we can see that developer Beau Lebens has put a lot of love into thesite – and actually there are bells and whistles after all. Let’s take a look…FeedBlendr featuresThe basic idea behind the service is really simple – it’s a pipe that takes one ormore RSS feeds (or OMPL file) and outputs a single feed. For example, if you are intogadgets, you might combine Engadget, Gizmodo and CrunchGear like this: Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… There is a general set of operations that make sense to perform on feeds. Certainlyblending, filtering and sorting operations are part of that set. It also makes sense tohave a version of the blend that throws out duplicate entries, based on a supplied itemidentify. Please add other useful operations in the comments.ConclusionOnce we think about remixing of feeds, we notice the similarity with Yahoo! Pipesand other remixing services. Yahoo! Pipes also helps you create new feeds, using theoperations that we discussed. However, it is a generic tool and does not have many of thelittle handy things that FeedBlendr does. These differences aside, both FeedBlendr andYahoo! pipes contribute to the growing trend of letting users remix the web.And the remixing trend, in turn, is part of the increasing segmentation andpersonalization of content. To let users pick, choose and combine existing informationacross different web sites, blogs, podcasts, pictures and video — is powerful, becauseit helps people focus their attention on what is important to them. So widgets, pipes andblenders likely signal the onset of the AttentionEconomy.Give FeedBlendr a try – and share with us the mixes that you make. The service allows you to combine RSS feeds with Atom feeds and it also produces theoutput in both formats. Here is the resultinggadget blogs feed in RSS 2.0 format. The items (posts) are merged together andordered by date. This is the basic function that you would expect, but FeedBlendr alsoinnovates with a set of additional convenience features.Firstly there is a set of buttons that lets you subscribe to your output feeds viayour favorite news reader. But the next feature is really convenient. You get twoURLs that let you view the feed either in the browser (WYSIWYG format), or on your mobiledevice. Here is the browser version of our gadgets feed: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

De Rossi back for Boca

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: Daniele De Rossi has been declared fit enough to feature in Boca Juniors’ squad for the Superclasico with River Plate on Wednesday. De Rossi has played just five games for Boca since arriving in July due to a hamstring problem, which has kept him out for the past month. However, the former Roma midfielder has been called up for the second leg of his side’s Copa Libertadores semi-final with River, who lead 2-0 on aggregate. If he can prove his fitness, the 36-year-old may be considered for a farewell appearance with Italy during the international break in November. The derby is given the nickname ‘Superclasico’ because of the intense rivalry between the two Argentine clubs. They are both based in Buenos Aires and vied for the title of South America’s best in the Copa Libertadores Final last season.last_img read more

Australian Teams Ready For Trans Tasman Battle

first_imgAfter wins in the Open’s and Youth Trans Tasman Series over the past 18 months, it’s now the Masters turn when they take on New Zealand from Friday, 11 until Sunday, 13 June at Queens Park. Five divisions will be contested in the three game series, with the following divisions to be played: Men’s 30’s, Women’s 30’s, Men’s 40’s, Men’s 45’s and Men’s 50’s.The Australian players arrived in Townsville on Wednesday and will compete in some practice matches against local sides on Wednesday night. At 6.30pm the Australian Men’s 45’s team will take on the Thuringowa Men’s 27’s side and the Australian Men’s 40’s will play the Townsville Men’s 40’s side. At 7.30pm the Australian Men’s 50’s side will play the Townsville Men’s 50’s team, while the Australian Women’s 30’s will play the Townsville Women’s Open team. The Australian Men’s 30’s will take on Thuringowa’s Men’s Open side at 8.30pm. Thursday will see the final touches put on all the team’s preparations, before an official welcome and opening function will be held on Thursday night, with the series beginning on Friday night. 2010 marks 25 years since the first Trans Tasman Series was played in Melbourne in 1985. Touch Football Australia Chief Executive, Colm Maguire, says that it’s a great time to reflect on Australia’s achievements. “The recommencement of the Masters Trans Tasman Series is a great opportunity for long time servants of the game to represent their country and it will complete the final link in the pathway at the Trans Tasman level which we have recently established,” Maguire said. November 1991 was the last time that Masters players had the chance to play a Trans Tasman. Australia and New Zealand Masters teams last competed against each other in the 2007 World Cup against New Zealand, but haven’t played in a Trans Tasman Series for almost 19 years.  Given the time frame since the last time the teams met, TFA High Performance Manager, Wayne Grant, is unsure what to expect from New Zealand, but is confident of Australia’s chances. “We haven’t played them in most senior divisions for quite some time now, but as always they are very tough and determined whenever they play us,” Grant said. The Trans Tasman Series is being played in conjunction with the 2010 North Queensland Championships, which will be contested on Saturday, 12 and Sunday, 13 June. Game one will be played on Friday night, with game two held on Saturday and the final game of the series played on Sunday.Game 1 – Friday, 11 June 2010 5.00pm – Men’s 50’s 6.05pm – Men’s 45’s 7.10pm – Women’s 30’s 8.15pm – Men’s 40’s 9.10pm – Men’s 30’s Game 2 – Saturday, 12 June 2010 10.30am – Men’s 50’s 11.30am – Men’s 45’s 12.30pm – Women’s 30’s 1.30pm – Men’s 40’s 2.30pm – Men’s 30’s Game 3 – Sunday, 13 June 2010 9.15am – Men’s 50’s 10.15am – Men’s 45’s 11.15am – Women’s 30’s 2.00pm – Men’s 40’s 4.00pm – Men’s 30’sTo keep up to date with all of the latest news and results for the 2010 Masters Trans Tasman Test Series, please visit the Trans Tasman website: read more

Gard Tanker Crews in Risk of Being Arrested off Libya

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Pixabay Tanker operators were urged to carry out an assessment of the risks involved before engaging in voyages to Libyan waters, according to marine insurance provider Gard.Oil smuggling activities in waters off the Western Libya coast continue to pose risks to vessels in these waters.Over the last few years, nearly 300 crew members have been arrested and are being held in a Tripoli prison, awaiting trial for alleged oil smuggling, according to Gard’s Libyan correspondent.The fall of the Gaddafi regime and the subsequent formation of a UN recognized Government in the country, there has been an increase in illegal trade of government oil assets on the black market.“The Government is clamping down on this illegal trade and the vessels involved, knowingly or unknowingly, may have their crew arrested for later trials,” Gard said.Namely, tankers suspected of calling certain loading areas in Western Libya risk being boarded by the Libyan Navy and the vessel and its crew could be detained for further investigations.Gard added that the loading areas currently at risk are mostly located offshore between Zawiya and the Tunisian border.“Once a vessel has been detained, investigations can take several years,” Gard said.last_img read more

15 Canadians on cruise ship that was stranded off Norway one injured

first_imgSTAVANGER, Norway — Norwegian officials are investigating why a cruise ship carrying more than 1,300 people, including 15 Canadians, set sail despite storm warnings and forced a major evacuation after a mayday call had been issued.Global Affairs Canada says the Canadians were on board the Viking Sky cruise ship when it ran into engine trouble off Norway’s rough, frigid western coast.In an email statement, department spokesman Stefano Maron says one of the 15 was injured, and consular officials are in contact with those involved.Maron says no further information could be disclosed, citing the Privacy Act.The cruise ship was carrying 1,373 passengers and crew when it issued a mayday call Saturday afternoon.Rescuers worked all night and into Sunday to airlift half of its passengers — 479 people — to shore by helicopter before the ship was able to slowly make its way to shore on Sunday.The Viking Ocean Cruises company says all the passengers and crew are safe, the ship has docked in the western Norwegian port of Molde and passengers planned to fly home as soon as possible.— With files from The Associated PressThe Associated PressNote to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version spelled Maron incorrectly in para 3last_img read more

Anderson Cooper is the face of serious news but hes bringing his

first_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Anderson Cooper is CNN.And the network is seeing soaring ratings under Donald Trump’s presidency, with Cooper at the helm as the most recognizable face of the brand.However, his own brand extends beyond the news channel: Cooper, 50, is also familiar to viewers as a correspondent for CBS’s 60 Minutes. (His highly anticipated interview with adult film star Stormy Daniels over her alleged affair with U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to air on that show March 25.)center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Television was never far from Cooper’s life: the Yale graduate’s exposure started at the age of 3, as a guest on The Tonight Show with his mother, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt. (His ancestors include Cornelius Vanderbilt, the shipping and railroad tycoon who founded the family fortune.)Cooper is at Toronto’s Sony Centre March 24 with longtime friend and Bravo TV host Andy Cohen, the executive producer of the Real Housewives franchise, to talk about world events and pop culture in their first foray across the border. Advertisement “I wouldn’t say it’s fun. But I can tell you it’s an exciting time to be in the news business, that’s for sure.” Anderson Cooper says. (AC2)last_img read more

Kevin McGuff staff upgrades with hiring Carrie Banks

New Ohio State assistant coach Carrie Banks. Credit: USF AthleticsCoach Kevin McGuff and the Ohio State women’s basketball team added Carrie Banks as an assistant coach, the team announced on Tuesday. Banks joins her second Big Ten team after being an assistant coach at Northwestern for the past three seasons.In a press release, McGuff praised Banks’ ability to recruit and add character athletes to the program. He said that he is excited to bring Banks to the OSU family.“Her work ethic and passion for helping young athletes develop will be a great fit as we continue to move our program forward,” McGuff said.Despite ranking third in the country averaging 86.0 points per game as a team, the Buckeyes ranked 331 out of 344 in team defense allowing an average of 74.6 points per game. Banks was the addition OSU needed to make as one of the preseason favorites to win the national championship. Under Banks’ direction, Northwestern’s defense allowed 70.0 points per game last season.At Northwestern, Banks helped coach point guard Ashley Deary to a Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award in 2015-16, setting a school-record 141 steals. With two-time All-American junior Kelsey Mitchell at the point for the Buckeyes, Banks could develop Mitchell into a defender that matches her skill on offense.In 2014-15, Northwestern earned its first NCAA tournament appearance in 18 years with Banks on the sideline.She served as an assistant coach at University of Detroit Mercy from 2007-2009 for two seasons and at University of South Florida for three seasons from 2010-2013.Banks has strong roots in Ohio where she was a junior varsity coach at local high school Dublin Jerome from 2004-2006. She also pursued a master’s degree in journalism at Kent State University and worked for the Big Ten Network in the past.Banks will make her debut beside coach McGuff on Nov. 14 in the Schottenstein Center against South Carolina. read more

Commentary Coaching staff does not trust Braxton Miller

It is clear the Ohio State coaching staff does not trust its own quarterback. OSU quarterback Braxton Miller is a true freshman this year, and is playing like one. He will not be perfect. He will not be perfect anytime soon. OSU lost to Michigan State 10-7 on Saturday. There is absolutely no reason Joe Bauserman should have seen the field against MSU. The fact that he could find a helmet on the sidelines is beyond me. With OSU down 7-0 in the fourth quarter, head coach Luke Fickell opted to go with red shirt senior quarterback Bauserman. Bauserman, an expert at tossing it into the stands, brings nothing to this football team. Bauserman will graduate this year and is not the future of this football team. Miller has now been inexplicably yanked from the field twice. Once in Miami, and once on Saturday. No, he did not perform, but the coaching staff did not give him the tools to succeed. Why should he believe in himself if the staff does not believe in him? Miller went a lousy 5 of 10 on the day for 56 yards and one interception. He was sacked four times on the day and took a beating on just about every rushing attempt. MSU did its homework. Watching film is not difficult when 95 percent of the film is an endless loop of rushing attempts. They put eight in the box. They ran flawless run blitzes. They had an answer to anything OSU ran at them. Without a real threat of passing, OSU will not be able to have a balanced offense. The only way to have a passing threat? Pass the ball. In the third quarter, the student section began chanting “UR-BAN ME-YER.” But, in head coach Luke Fickell’s defense, it is not his fault. Fickell does not call the plays, offensive coordinator Jim Bollman does. Bollman needs to open it up, and let his young quarterback play football. Miller will be the quarterback at OSU for awhile. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Miller is the future of OSU football. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, the future is, well, in the future. Without the vote of confidence from Fickell and offensive coordinator Bollman, he will never develop to a playmaker. Miller has all the tools, he has the arm and he certainly has the legs, but one thing he is lacking is the mentality. If the OSU coaching staff continues to call draw plays on third down, continues to run the option, and everything but passing plays, Miller will start to doubt his abilities. When the coaching staff yanked Miller from the game on Saturday, they were throwing away any chance of Miller growing as a young quarterback. Next week, when OSU travels to Nebraska they will add senior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron, senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, senior defensive end Solomon Thomas and senior offensive lineman Mike Adams to its roster. Unfortunately for the Scarlet and Gray, without a quarterback, it will not mean anything. read more