By Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — Wisconsin Rapids Assumption pulled ahead in the third quarter and held on to defeat Stratford 43-38 in a Marawood Conference South Division boys basketball game Thursday night at Stratford High School.Stratford led 18-16 at halftime before the Royals pulled ahead in the third quarter with a 14-6 run.Chase Lamp scored 16 points to lead Assumption (10-7, 5-5 Marawood South).Jake Schmitt had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers, who fall to 10-6, 4-5 Marawood South.Assumption shot just 13 of 40 from the field but held a 14-6 advantage over Stratford on free throws.Stratford returns to action Friday with a nonconference home game against Athens.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Royals 43, Tigers 38Assumption 10 6 14 13 – 43Stratford 7 11 8 12 – 38ASSUMPTION (43): Jon Trickey 0-1 1-2 1, Brady Baltus 1-4 4-6 7, Chase Lamp 5-20 5-9 16, Trevor Newton 0-0 0-0 0, Jared Haas 4-5 2-3 11, Kolt Linzmeier 1-4 0-0 2, Joe Grundhoffer 1-5 2-2 4, Nathaniel Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Brandon Birkhauser 1-1 0-0 2. FG: 13-40. FT: 14-22. 3-pointers: 3-16 (Lamp 1-10, Haas 1-1, Baltus 1-2, Trickey 0-1, Grundhoffer 0-2). Rebounds: 32 (Lamp 10). Assists: 8 (Lamp 4). Record: 10-7, 5-5 Marawood Conference South Division.STRATFORD (38): Dawson Gebelein 3-6 0-0 6, Nick Stoflet 0-6 0-0 0, Michael Bargender 2-5 4-6 8, Ethan Nagel 0-0 0-0 0, Derek Schmidt 2-7 0-0 5, Jake Reif 3-12 0-0 9, Jake Schmitt 4-9 2-5 10. FG: 14-45. FT: 6-11. 3-pointers: 4-17 (Reif 3-8, Schmidt 1-3, Schmitt 0-1, Gebelein 0-1, Stoflet 0-4). Rebounds: 21 (Schmitt 11). Assists: 9 (Reif 5). Record: 10-6, 4-5 Marawood Conference South Division.
I’m in England (outside of London in Hampshire) for Intel’s Enterprise Board of Advisors (EBOA). This is an annual event where we meet with key end user customers to get their perspectives on current technology and issues confronting IT organizations. It includes both client and server discussions. The specifics are confidential, but I can share my interpretations with you.I’m in attendance because we are doing a breakout session focused on Business Intelligence and Database, with a goal of understanding customer reactions to everything from Database and BI appliances to recent mergers and acquisitions like EMC & Greenplum, IBM & Netezza and the evolution of new technologies such as SAP HANA , Columnar stores , etc.What seems to be fueling a lot of discussion is a lengthy paper by Philip Winslow, a Research Analyst at Credit Suisse, entitled: “The Need for Speed – How In-Memory and Flash could transform IT architectures and drive the next ‘Killer Apps’” While you would need to acquire the full paper from Credit Suisse we do have a summary presentation on The Need For Speed paper.In short form, the paper proposes that bigger, cheaper memory and solid-state storage are creating new opportunities for breakthroughs in both OLTP and real-time analytics. The paper also outlines which software vendors are best prepared to exploit this market evolution. I happen to think they are right, the only question is exactly when it all comes together to create the right performance at the right price point.I think REAL, real-time BI is the Holy Grail, and there isn’t a business out there that doesn’t want to make smarter, timelier decisions, with the flexibility to do REAL ad-hoc queries in response to changing market situations. The question has always been what does it cost and what’s the ROI? The big guys do it today – they just spend a lot of money. The proposition is that NVRAM could deliver price points that make this a reality for the masses –then it’s just a “mere matter of software.”I suggest you check out the Winslow Slides, and stay tuned to my next blog which will actually report back on the high points of what we heard from the advisors.I’d love to hear your reactions to Winslow’s views.
Sri Lankan batting stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are eyeing the perfect finish to their illustrious 50-over careers by winning the World Cup next month after two near misses.While right-handed Jayawardene will quit all forms of the game after the February 14-March 29 event, the left-handed Sangakkara may yet continue to play Test cricket.Their retirement, though, could be seen as a good omen.When the duo, the leading active run-scorers in 50-over cricket, announced their intention to quit the shortest format of the game prior to the 2014 Twenty20 World Cup, Sri Lanka went on to win the tournament in Bangladesh.The island nation, who won the 1996 50-over World Cup and finished runners-up at the last two editions, will hope lightning strikes twice.”We may not have won those two tournaments, but reaching two successive finals showed we played consistently well,” Jayawardene, who has amassed over 12,500 runs in ODIs, said.”Hopefully we can cross the line this time.”Sangakkara is the highest run-getter for Sri Lanka in the format with 13,693 runs and will hope to continue his prolific form at the showpiece event. While the duo, along with captain and allrounder Angelo Mathews, will lead a strong batting attack, Sri Lanka’s bowling has looked weak in recent matches.The fitness of pace spearhead Lasith Malinga has been a huge headache and the availability of the mercurial fast bowler is crucial to Sri Lanka’s prospects in Australia and New Zealand, where they have been drawn in Pool A alongside the two co-hosts, England, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Scotland.advertisementSri Lanka lost a seven-match series 4-2 in New Zealand last month after their bowlers allowed the hosts to recover from precarious positions on more than one occasion.Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya expressed his displeasure with the performance of the bowling attack while praying for the return to full fitness of the 31-year-old Malinga.”The bowling department is an area of concern. They need to plan for things they should do when it comes to a crunch situation,” the former opening batsman said.”We lack experience in our bowling at the moment in the absence of Lasith Malinga which is huge. (Nuwan) Kulasekera and (Suranga) Lakmal have come back from injuries and are bowling alright.”Lasith has shown no signs of discomfort and he will be increasing his workload gradually. I think he will be alright for the World Cup.”
Queensland Touch Football (QTF) is pleased to announce partnerships with the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys in a move that further solidifies the partnership between the NRL and Touch Football. As a result of these partnerships, the Queensland Chiefs Elite Eight teams will be rebranded to the Queensland Broncos and the Queensland Outlaws will transition to the Queensland Cowboys for the 2016 Elite Eight Series.This announcement comes two weeks after Queensland Touch Football announced a wide-ranging agreement with the Gold Coast Titans which has also seen the formerly-known Queensland Stingrays align to the NRL club.â€œItâ€™s great to be able to announce partnerships with both the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys,â€ said Queensland Touch Football Chief Executive, Jamie Oâ€™Connor.â€œTo have the Broncos and Cowboys join the Gold Coast Titans in partnering with Queensland Touch Football and our elite teams is tremendous for our sport and organisation.â€â€œWeâ€™re excited at the opportunities that lie ahead for not only our elite players and coaches but also our grassroots participants. To be able to offer the opportunity and pathway for our junior players to one day represent the Broncos, Cowboys or Titans is really special.â€Discussions between Queensland Touch Football and both the Broncos and Cowboys will be ongoing in relation to further initiatives between Touch Football and the two NRL clubs.Related LinksQLD Elite Eight
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd hero Evra slams ‘weak’ Arsenal: They’ve always been babiesby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United left back Patrice Evra did not hold back in his assessment of Arsenal and their players.The United legend was on Sky Sports as a guest pundit, analysing the Gunners’ clash against Sheffield United on Monday.Arsenal lost the game 1-0 and put in a limp display against the newly promoted side.Speaking about Arsenal and the game, Evra said: “First of all I’m really happy for Sheffield.”They deserved the win but I’m not surprised by Arsenal and I told you that before the game, make sure they don’t fall in the trap.”I used to call them my babies 10 years ago and they’re still, when I look at them, my babies and that’s the truth.”I’m not being disrespectful when I say that, it’s just the feeling I got with this team.”They look pretty, they look good but they don’t look like a winning team. They’re just here like playing good football.”When I looked at Arsenal, I was so happy to play against Arsenal because I knew I was going to win.”Even when Robin van Persie came and the first day I shake his hand and I said: ‘Welcome to a man club’.”At the beginning he was like upset but after one month he said ‘you’re completely right Patrice’ and that’s my feeling.”[Matteo] Guendouzi is the best in midfield but he is a player who was playing in the second league in France and he was even not like playing regularly, and he’s the best player on this team.”I know some are fuming when they see [Granit] Xhaka is the captain of Arsenal.’I respect them, like [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang, [Alexandre] Lacazette, but you can see if those guys don’t score goals, they are in trouble and nothing’s changed.”I am like ‘where is Arsene? Where is Wenger?’ because it’s the same.”
A local coffee shop has walked away with small business award of the year. The 35th annual Small Business Calgary Awards ceremony took place Thursday night at the BMO Centre and Rosso Coffee Roasters took home the title. The cafe has been in Calgary for ten years and has grown to seven locations. The Chamber of Commerce said part of Rosso’s success can be attributed to its loyal clientele who continues to spread the word about its brand. Past winners of this award include Village Brewery, Vets To Go and Fiasco Gelato.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that MNG Enterprises, better known as Digital First Media, is preparing to bid for newspaper publisher Gannett Co.The newspaper, citing “people familiar with the matter,” reported Monday that MNG holds 7.5 per cent of Gannett’s stock and intends to push the company to sell itself.There was no immediate response to emailed inquiries to the two companies before office hours Monday U.S. time.MNG Enterprises is one of the country’s biggest newspaper chains.The report said Digital First plans to offer to buy Gannett for $12 per share, nearly a quarter above its closing share price Friday of $9.75. Gannett’s shares have rebounded after a rough spell in 2018.Digital First owns about 200 newspapers and other publications. It has a reputation for cost-cutting.The Associated Press
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – A Grande Prairie wanted on an outstanding warrant was arrested by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team and charged with new drug trafficking offences this week after being found with more than $15,000 in cocaine and methamphetamine.43-year-old Andre Rozon was arrested by the Grande Prairie organized crime team on Wednesday. Rozon was wanted on a warrant stemming from a previous ALERT drug trafficking investigation that concluded last September.Rozon’s latest arrest occurred while he was stopped in a vehicle, along with co-accused Nolan Knibbs. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 157 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of methamphetamine, 0.2 grams of heroin, and $1,970 cash. Rozon was charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, and three counts of breach of recognizance. Knibbs, aged 27, was also charged with two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.It’s not known when the two will next appear in court.
Carmelo Anthony has been awarded the honor of having his image in wax at famed Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in New York. On his visit to see the piece, the New York Knicks’ star forward posed as himself and “came to life,” stunning passersby.The wax likeness bears an uncanny resemblance to Anthony – from its tattoos, headband and sleeves and facial features.Anthony decided to put on his Knicks uniform and pose, stiff as a board before shocking visitors by addressing them.“Hey! Hey!’ he yelled at a man who came in trying to block wax Anthony’s shot. He scared t a young couple just as they get close to him.“I do some acting but that was probably one of the toughest acting jobs to do,” Anthony said, “cause it is right on the spot.”Anthony’s acting roes nclude spots on Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, and Sesame Street with teammate Amar’e StoudemireMelo joins New York sports stars Derek Jeter, David Wright and Eli Manning in the museum’s “Sports Zone” which also includes Michael Jordan and Serena Williams among others.Watch the video:http://youtu.be/cEyxt3jeejs
OSU junior guard Kelsey Mitchell guards the ball in the Buckeyes 89-56 victory over Canisius on Dec. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsThe Ohio State women’s basketball team struggled again through their second-straight Big Ten matchup. The Buckeyes shot 32.3 percent from the field, but were bailed out by 26 bench points to help pick up a 61-56 victory over Purdue.In the first quarter, the Buckeyes surrendered seven turnovers while only picking up six points, a season low for OSU. Coach Kevin McGuff’s team earned just one assist in the first quarter, while allowing Purdue to pick up 20 points.An early full-court press by OSU kept things close, before Purdue was able to find holes in the Buckeyes’ defense and stretch its lead to 14 points.Attacking the hoop in the second, OSU and junior guard Kelsey Mitchell heated up. Of the Buckeyes 34 points at halftime, 12 came from the charity stripe, all scored in the second quarter.Outscoring Purdue 28-16 in the second, the lead was cut to just two. Backed by hot shooting, the Boilermakers headed to the locker room with a 48.3 percent mark from the field and the advantage.Heading into the fourth quarter with the game still in the air, freshman forward Tori McCoy stuffed a Purdue shot and picked up a layup on the other end. Later, McCoy swatted away another, before Purdue was called for a technical foul for arguing the block should have been a foul.Redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga picked up two late field goals to seal the deal for the Buckeyes. OSU is now 15-5 and 5-1 in the Big Ten.The Buckeyes will return to Columbus on Tuesday to face Wisconsin at 7 p.m.