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The St. Louis 5th Grade Girls Basketball team took to the floor Tuesday night against St. Nicholas at St. Nicholas. The team had an impressive effort and continued to improve. The Cardinals were victorious with a score of 28 to 4.They improved their record to 3-3. Scoring for the Cardinals were Maria Voegle with 1 point, Lucy Abplanalp and Kenzie Maple with 2 points each, Isabel Raab with 4 points, and Veronica King with 19 points. The highlight of the game was that now all girls on the 5th Grade team have scored in a game.The 5th Grade Lady Cardinals are back in action again Thursday February 8, 2018 against Greendale at Central Elementary.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Rob King.The 6th Grade St Louis Lady Cardinals came away with another victory on Tuesday evening, taking down the Lady Trojans of St Nicholas, on their home court, by a score of 14-4.Balanced scoring and another strong defensive performance allowed the Cardinals to hold the Trojans scoreless in the 2nd half.The Cardinals will look to get their 6th win of the season on the road this Thursday as they travel to Greendale to take on the Bengals. Currently, the St Louis 6th grade Lady Cardinals have a record of 5-1. Go Cardinals!Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Andy Saner.
Despite a two-hitter by Letty Olivarez, the Badgers lost game one Wednesday, 1-0. They were routed 14-1 in game two, falling to 0-8 in the Big Ten.[/media-credit]Still looking for its first conference win of the season, Wisconsin suffered two devastating home losses Wednesday in a doubleheader against Iowa, as the Badgers were just edged out 1-0 in game one before being demolished 14-1 in the nightcap.UW battled the Hawkeyes throughout the first game, but strong opposing pitching and unlucky hitting wasted a terrific pitching performance by senior Badger Letty Olivarez.Olivarez pitched a complete game, allowing only two hits, one walk and one earned run, while striking out 10.Iowa knocked in its one run of the game in the third inning with some small ball, utilizing infield hits and stolen bases. It turned out to be the difference in the game, and with the same pitchers starting the second, it looked to be another tight matchup.But Iowa jumped on Wisconsin early and didn’t let up, pouring on the offense and stifling the Badgers at the plate.“All in all, the first game was a really good game,” senior shortstop Katie Soderberg said. “I think we battled, we put the ball in play and we took it to the players. It was a good softball game on both sides of the field; it would’ve been nice to come out with a win. I think it was unfortunate not to take that momentum into the second game.“I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but we just spiraled downhill and it was definitely a tough game, the second one.”Olivarez quickly gave up three runs in only 1 1/3 innings in her second start, including a solo home run. Freshman Meghan McIntosh relieved Olivarez with one out in the second, and proceeded to give up two runs of her own in that inning and two more in the fourth before being relieved by No. 3 pitcher Kristyn Hansen.Hansen then gave up four walks, three hits and five runs — two earned — without registering an out. Olivarez returned to relieve Hansen and finished the game, giving up two more unearned runs in the process.The damage Iowa did mostly came in a nine-run fourth inning, as 14 Hawkeyes came to the plate and six reached base in some manner other than getting a hit.Junior right fielder Ashley Hanewich made a great running catch with the bases loaded to saved a few more runs from coming in, but Iowa kept the pressure on the entire game and won the game on the eight-run mercy rule after the fifth inning.Iowa’s Amanda Zust started both games and did not allow a run in her 10 innings. She did so not with overpowering pitching but with good placement and ground ball outs.“She was good. She kept us on the outside. She pitched to our weaknesses,” Olivarez said. “They had scouts on us so I feel like she did her job well, and I think we shouldn’t have chased her as much as we did, but that’s what good pitchers do.”The Badgers did hit the ball on the nose in several at-bats in the first game, but the ball just seemed to go toward Iowa players.“We actually got some good hits, just straight to people, so sometimes the luck doesn’t fall in your hands,” Olivarez continued. “Obviously, it was way different than the second game, but I think if we could’ve squeezed a run in we would have been in better position.”In the second game, Wisconsin was never threatening on offense.UW’s only run of the series came in the last half-inning played Wednesday at Goodman Diamond when freshman Whitney Massey singled in Soderberg.When asked if that run was any sort of consolation for the team, Soderberg responded with a short, “No.”With the losses, the Badgers fall to 10-24 and still winless in the Big Ten, while the Hawkeyes move to 24-14-1 and 8-1 in conference.The mood in the locker room, the players said, was introspective. They were trying to figure out what went wrong and how their playing can improve. The players took full responsibility for the loss, and intend to make changes before their series this weekend.“I think everyone knows individually what they need to do,” Soderberg said. “We need to come out; we need to work hard, and I have no doubt in our coaching staff that they’re going to push us these next two days before the weekend.“I think we just need to bear down right now.”
What were you doing in August 2016?Kevin Durant, just weeks after signing a free-agent contract with Golden State, was already initiating a slow-moving sequence of events that, three years later, would crush the hearts of Warriors fans.Odd? You don’t know the half of it. ESPN’s first-rate basketball writer Jackie MacMullan laid it all out out in a mega story posted Monday night. Most of the story focuses on the moody, mercurial Kyrie Irving. But there is plenty of meat on this bone for …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest An aging American farm population, the need to successfully transition land ownership from senior farmers to new industry entrants, and providing support and training for these beginning farmers, are top concerns for the future of the American farming industry, said an agricultural economist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.“Farm transitions have been identified as one of the major upcoming structural changes in agriculture that concerns policy makers,” said Ani Katchova, chair of Ohio State’s Farm Income Enhancement Program. She also holds appointments with Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.Katchova defines farm transitions as changes in farm size or structure, intergenerational transfers of a farm operation, and the entry and exit of industry participants.Using data from the 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture, Katchova worked with Mary Ahearn, an agricultural economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, to analyze the age distribution of all farmers and beginning farmers.The team also examined how young and beginning farmers enter the industry and grow their operations over time, how many beginning farmers join the farming industry each year, and the exit rates for U.S. farms.The average age of U.S. farmers in 2007 was 57.1 while in 2012 this figure reached 58.3, Katchova said. Additionally, the current data shows that there are fewer beginning farmers joining the industry compared to findings from earlier agricultural censuses, she said.“Among U.S. farmers, 6% are 35 years old or younger, while 33% are greater than 65 years old,” Katchova said. “In Ohio, 7% are 35 years old or younger, while 29% are older than 65.“Most people think of beginning farmers either as young or older, second-career farmers, however, statistics show that beginning farmers can be of any age with the highest number of beginning farmers being mid-age.”As an industry, farming is currently showing lower entry numbers for new farm businesses started each year across the nation, she said.“There were 652,820 beginning farmers in 2007, and only 522,058 in 2012, representing a 20% drop over the five-year period,” Katchova said. “Only 25% of farmers are classified as beginning farmers according to Census of Agriculture statistics.”Katchova and Ahearn found that there are significant challenges facing beginning farmers, or those with less than 10 years of experience, and young farmers, or those less than 35 years old.Both groups report a need for more support and training, as well as help in acquiring access to farmland, Katchova said.“Depending on their age, we find that beginning farmers have different capital needs in terms of purchasing or leasing farmland and that they likely need different support programs to start their businesses,” she said. “While young farmers may have similar needs to initially acquire farmland as older beginning farmers, young farmers may need additional capital or may face more credit constraints for purchasing additional farmland to expand their operations.“These considerations make it important for policy makers to have a clearer sense of their policy goals in targeting beginning farmers, including targeting young farmers and tailoring farm policy support for their needs.”
On February 11, nearly three weeks of protests in Egypt culminated with the country’s president of 30 years finally stepping down. The day before, then-president Hosni Mubarak was expected to make his announcement and much of the Twittersphere was abuzz in expectation. When he didn’t step down, the Web erupted.Before he ever said a word, however, Stanford computer science graduate student Rio Akasaka pointed his server at Twitter and captured every Tweet with the word Mubarak and turned it into a video of Tweets around the world.Calling his project Twitter Dots, Akasaka isn’t brand new to the business of analyzing Tweets. Last year, shortly after the earthquakes in Haiti, Akasaka created Project Haiti, which gathered Tweets in a similar manner and animated them on a global map. With Project Haiti, each dot connected directly to a Tweet that, when hovered over, displayed the actual content of the Tweet.This new project, which Akasaka just started last week, began with looking at Mubarak’s declaration that he would not be stepping down. “Watch for the flurry of activity around 13:00 PST (23:00 Egypt local time), just about the time the speech ended with his declaration that he in fact would not be stepping down,” Akasaka explains. Take a look:24 Hours of Mubarak on Twitter from Rio Akasaka on Vimeo.Aksaka explained the method for creating the video a bit on his blog. “These points were retrieved using Twitter’s Streaming API and contained a total of 123,000 tweets, of which approximately 80,000 were successfully geocoded based on the tweeter’s self-reported location,” he writes.He explained the method a bit more to us in an email. The method involves using the Twitter streaming API and a commandline execution of PHP, which grabs the tweets and parses them into a MySQL database. The work done by 140dev.com has been largely helpful. As they go in I send a request to TinyGeocoder to get the latitude and longitudes of the user-defined coordinates, and then draw them on a map.Since then, Akasaka has said that he plans on “churning out daily videos and making interesting conclusions,” such as yesterday’s “24 hours of Good Morning” video, which watches Tweets from around the world with the words “good morning.” It’s interesting to watch the dots light up the map as if it were the sun rising.24 Hours of Good Morning on Twitter from Rio Akasaka on Vimeo.Today’s project, a real-time search for the word “valentine”, may have proven too much for Akasaka’s server, as the regular TwitterDots domain appears to be down, if intermittent at best. For now, take a look at his TwitterDots Posterous and keep an eye out for new and interesting Twitter visualizations. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit mike melanson Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Tags:#twitter#web
P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed The former Barcelona forward talked about speculation he could one day join Real Madrid.“It is one of the biggest clubs in the world, any player that Real Madrid seeks would be drawn into playing there. I am very happy at PSG. But no one knows the future,” he said.Recent videos have shown Neymar dancing at a party in Salvador, which has led to criticism about the way he is handling his recovery, but he said he would not be changing his ways.“When people say Neymar’s life off the pitch troubles him on the pitch … No. You are completely wrong, it doesn’t trouble him in any way. I am a man that takes care of himself. I know when I can go out,” he said. ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Pistons top Raptors in OT LATEST STORIES Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarterfinals, and Neymar failed to deliver his best performances during the tournament.Neymar is currently recovering in Brazil from another metatarsal injury in his right foot that he sustained in January, and is expected to return to action next month. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments “Besides the metatarsal, I had an ankle problem. I ruptured the ligament and the recovery was crazier because of this,” the PSG striker said.Neymar said the metatarsal injury did not unduly trouble him in Russia, but the ankle did. “It is very annoying with the ankle, it takes a long time to get back to normal,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ FILE – In this Friday, July 6, 2018 file photo Brazil’s Neymar holds his shinbone during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar was battling back from two injuries, not one, at last year’s World Cup.In a 2-hour interview with TV Globo on Sunday, Neymar said a problem in his right ankle was affecting his recovery in Russia, as well as the metatarsal fracture in the same foot that he had previously described.ADVERTISEMENT
Man Utd hero Ince warns Ole after Woodward commentsby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United hero Paul Ince says club chief Ed Woodward giving manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a vote of confidence is “the worst thing you can get as a manager”.Woodward this week gave Solskjaer his public backing, suggesting the pressure is off the Norwegian for the time being.”You hear chairmen come out and say that and then next minute the manager is gone,” Ince told Mirror Football. “You hate it, it is the worst thing you can get as a manager a vote of confidence.”Woodward gave Ole the contract, so he has to say that, but I’m not seeing progression like I am at Chelsea under Frank Lampard.”So unless that changes then it will change the way people think – it will change the way fans think. Obviously Man United fans love him, he scored the winner in 99′, but fans can turn and once they do it’s a tough one.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Charlotte Morritt-JacobsAPTN National NewsPeople from across the Arctic are gathering in the community of Dettah, Northwest Territories for a three-day on-the-land summit.APTN spoke to participants on how they believe northern residents can reconnect with the land.
The Canadian Press MONASTERY, N.S. – A school in northeastern Nova Scotia has closed due to an online threat that came just days after racist graffiti was spray-painted on a school bus and a sign not far from the facility.The Mounties issued a statement Tuesday saying vandals spray-painted the graffiti close to the East Antigonish Education Centre, a school attended by many Mi’kmaq students.The school board also issued a release today saying the school was closed Wednesday due to a “possible threat … using social media.”Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, a spokesman for the RCMP, said the two incidents are being treated as separate matters by police, but investigators will try to determine whether there is a connection.He said when the school reopens there will be a police presence to reassure students and parents of their safety.The RCMP said the crude remarks about Indigenous people and African Nova Scotians were painted on the bus and the sign at some point between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday at the school about 30 kilometres northeast of Antigonish.Facebook photo.Many of the children who attend the school are residents of the Paqtnkek First Nation, located about 10 kilometres from the facility.One parent posted photos of the racist graffiti on his Facebook page, adding, “School my kids go to. Nice, eh?”Police said that by Tuesday afternoon most of the red spray paint had been removed or covered up, but that evening a notice went out to parents from school principal Richard Britten saying the school was closing, based on the advice of police.