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UW-Marshfield/Wood County women’s basketball rips UW-Rock County

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Four players scored in double figures to lift the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County women’s basketball team to a 63-39 rout of UW-Rock County on Saturday afternoon at the Marauder Gym.Katie Meacham, Taylor Lynn, and Allie Paitel each scored 11 points, and Paige Newman added 10 for the Marauders. Paitel and Mikayla Jankowski each had 12 rebounds in the win.The Marauders (11-7, 10-4 Wisconsin Collegiate Conference) led 27-21 at halftime before opening up their lead in the second half with the help of a 23-1 run.UW-Marshfield also held Rock to 23 percent shooting and held a massive 68-31 rebounding advantage.The Marauders wrap up their regular-season schedule Monday at home against UW-Fond du Lac. The game begins at 5:30 p.m. The Wisconsin Collegiate Conference playoffs begin Feb. 14.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 63, Rattlers 39UW-Rock County 21 18 – 39UW-Marshfield/Wood County 27 36 – 63UW-ROCK COUNTY (39): Danielle Wagner1-4 0-0 2, Leanna Kinney 6-19 0-0 17, Molly Wellnitz 0-7 0-5 0, Emilie O’Donnell 6-21 5-9 18, Skyler Kafka 0-2 0-0 0, Jessica Rackow 1-6 0-0 2. FG: 14-59. FT: 5-9. 3-pointers: 6-30 (Kinney 514, O’Donnell 1-7, Wagner 0-1, Rackow 0-3, Wellnitz 0-5). Rebounds: 31 (Rackow 10). Assists: 12 (three with 3). Turnovers: 11. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: none.UW-MARSHFIELD/WOOD COUNTY (63): Katie Meacham 5-14 0-0 11, Mikayla Jankowski 3-11 0-0 6, Paige Newman 4-15 2-6 10, Taylor Lynn 4-15 3-3 11, DeNecia Turner 2-8 1-2 5, Becca Austin 1-1 0-0 2, Carrie Stroetz 3-8 1-2 7, Allie Paitel 5-11 1-2 11. FG: 27-83. FT: 8-15. 3-pointers: 1-14 (Meacham 1-8, Turner 0-1, Jankowski 0-2, Newman 0-3). Rebounds: 68 (Jankowski 12, Paitel 12). Assists: 20 (Jankowski 5). Turnovers: 12. Fouls: 9. Fouled out: none.last_img read more

Proteas pick top World Cup squad

first_imgAB de Villiers brings World Cup experience to the team. (Image: AB de Villiers) The Proteas, South Africa’s national cricket squad, will look to pull off a much better campaign in the upcoming World Cup, and squad selectors say they are confident all the right players have been roped in to take the team to glory. The team will soon head to the Asian sub-continent to battle it out in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) one day international (ODI) tournament, which starts on 19 February and ends on 2 April. It will take place at sports grounds in three countries – India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.The recently announced final squad comprises 15 players who are all top performers in their respective domestic teams and for the Proteas.“The squad consists of seven specialist batsmen, three specialist spin bowlers and four specialist seamers, with Morne van Wyk providing wicket-keeping cover as well as an extra top-order batting option,” selection convener Andrew Hudson said.Jacques Kallis, a top batsman for the Proteas, has been declared fit to play after suffering a side strain and bruised rib during a test match against India in January. The final result was a draw, but the two centuries Kallis secured earned him the Player of the Test Award. His score of 109 not out in the final match was his 40th test century, while the double-century was his maiden in a test career spanning 15 years.“Cricket South Africa’s medical committee is happy with Kallis’s progress and he will be ready to play a full role with both bat and ball from the start of the tournament,” Hudson said.The veteran all-rounder nicknamed “The King” is one of seven specialist batsmen who South Africa will look to, to score multiple runs. He will partner with experienced international campaigners like Proteas captain Graeme Smith, as well as Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and JP Duminy.Left-handed batsman Colin Ingram has made it into the final squad, as well as recent ODI debutant Faf du Plessis. “I am very happy with Faf du Plessis’s debut and form. He gives us a leg-spinning option as well and is an outstanding fielder,” said Hudson.Du Plessis managed to score 60 runs on debut in the third ODI match that South Africa lost by two wickets to India. The ODI series between the two countries is currently under way and will be concluded on 23 January at SuperSport Park in Pretoria. India has won two matches and South Africa one.Spin magic from TahirPakistan-born cricketer Imran Tahir looks set to be a significant player for South Africa. The Nashua Dolphins champ is now eligible to play for the Proteas after being granted South African citizenship by naturalisation.Tahir, a highly acclaimed spin bowler, has made it into the World Cup squad even though he’s never played an ODI. The leg-spinner, who’s played extensively in England and also featured for Pakistan, is one of the top-ranking bowlers in the South African franchise’s current season.“It is not a worry that Tahir has not played an ODI yet,” Hudson said. “His record in domestic cricket both in South Africa and England speaks for itself. We know exactly what he offers us.”There have been two more specialist spinners added to the team, Proteas T20 captain Johan Botha and Robin Peterson, who will no doubt help keep the opponents’ runs at bay. “The selection of three specialist spin bowlers is essential for the conditions we expect to encounter at the World Cup,” added Hudson.Four top seamersFast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has been one of the brightest stars of the current ODI series. Taking four wickets for 22 runs against India on 15 January was a career highlight and made him one of only two South African cricketers to ever pull off such a feat. The other was former skipper Shaun Pollock.After such a convincing performance with the ball, it was a disappointment the Proteas lost the match by a single run.Tsotsobe also took four wickets in the first match of the series, when India was crushed by 135 runs.The lad from Port Elizabeth is one of four fast bowlers who have been selected to increase the fortunes of the Proteas in the World Cup. The evergreen Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, as well as youngster Wayne Parnell, complete the bowling attack troop.Kenya and ZimbabweIn total, 15 national teams will lock horns in the ICC World Cup, with Zimbabwe and Kenya also representing Africa.Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India carry the hopes of their fellow citizens on the Asian continent; while Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, West Indies, Netherlands and Ireland will also offer some tough competition.South Africa will start their campaign on 24 February in New Delhi when they take on the West Indies.After bombing out in the semi-finals in the last ODI World Cup in 2007, the Proteas will be looking to win the tournament for the first time.last_img read more

Las Vegas Man Dies after Being Struck by Car of Suspect in Convenience Store Theft

first_imgA man who may have been trying to intervene in a convenience store theft Sunday morning in North Las Vegas was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by the female suspect, according to city police. The man later died at a hospital where he was rushed in critical condition, and the woman fled in a dark-colored Jeep Grand Cherokee with California license plates, police spokesman Officer Aaron Patty said this afternoon. Investigators were looking to see if the victim may have been trying to intervene in the robbery in some way, but they don’t know the extent, Patty said.  The woman apparently walked out of the store with merchandise and encountered the man in the parking lot before striking him with the vehicle, Patty said. Detectives plan to evaluate surveillance images to get a clearer picture of what transpired. Further details were not immediately available. The suspect, victim, and store were not identified in reports of the incident. Anyone with additional information is asked to call North Las Vegas police at 702-633-9111. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or [Source: Las Vegas Sun] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

5 Secrets Found in Gingerbread’s SDK

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Yesterday, Google launched a new version of the Android operating system, Android 2.3, code-named “Gingerbread.” Since then, developers have been scouring through the software development kit (SDK) to see what’s new. A few have found some interesting items – including hints at possible video chat in Google’s GTalk app, references to a Playstation controller and even a fabulous “Easter egg” painting depicting an Android surrounded by zombies.1. Video Chat in GTalkA reader, iPaulPro, sent in a tip to the blog regarding the possibility of video chat coming to Google’s GTalk app. Only hours after the announcement, he had found three new icons that weren’t in the older Android SDK. These icons are the video chat notification icons found now in Google’s desktop version of GTalk. What does it mean that they’re now showing up in the mobile SDK? Perhaps native video chat hidden in Android? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile sarah perez Developers can find this gem at: platforms/android-9/data/res/drawable-nodpi/platlogo.jpg Related Posts One commenter speculates that the icons are there for 3rd-party apps to use, but iPaulPro responds that he had never seen graphics in the SDK resources meant for 3rd-party use. Plus, these follow the GTalk naming structure and are the same dimensions as the other GTalk icons, he says.Developers can find the icons here: ?sdk/platforms/android-9/data/res/drawable-hdpi/2. Playstation Controls DiscoveredThe names for the Playstation controller shoulder triggers (L1, L2, R1, R2) have been discovered in the Gingerbread SDK, reports MobileCrunch. The timing is interesting, given that rumorsofa PlaystationPhone (the Sony Ericsson Zeus Z1) have been all over the Internet for the past few months. But what does this mean for the Playstation Phone?Engadget is skeptical that this is anything more than “laying the groundwork” for Sony’s smartphone venture. “We wouldn’t be surprised if Sony were working on a separate development environment of some sort for PlayStation-branded titles rather than letting it all flow through the official Android SDK proper,” reports Engadget. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement You can find the new Playstation controls here: ? Double the LanguagesTalk Android discovered that Gingerbread includes double the number of supported languages, increasing the previous list’s total of 26 to a new total of 57. This includes the new addition of Arabic, among dozens of others. If your language wasn’t supported before, it might be now.You can check out the updated list to see for yourself here: ? NFC CrippledOK, this one is a bit of bad news: Android Police discovered that Google’s much-touted NFC (near field communications) support in Gingerbread is crippled to some extent. NFC-enabled Android phones are only able to operate as readers, not transmitters, when running Gingerbread software. That means phones can scan NFC tags, but can’t transmit information themselves. What does this mean for mobile payments, then, a technology advancement that would require sending data to NFC-equipped POS (point-of-sale) terminals? That’s a good question.It’s worth noting, however, that the NFC chips themselves could still have both reading and transmitting capabilities, but using those chips as transmitters is not a feature found in Gingerbread.5. Easter Egg: Android in a Field of ZombiesAnd now for something fun: an Android SDK Easter Egg. Android Central found an image of a painting hidden away in the Gingerbread SDK. The painting shows a happy-looking Android character next to a frightening, toothy-grinned Gingerbread man. Around them are a sea of what appear to be zombies, all dressed the same: dark pants, white shirt and tie. Anyone want to bet this is commentary on people’s “zombie-like” devotion to the iPhone? The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more