Marshfield boys tennis wins conference tournament, overall Valley championship

first_imgTigers win three flights, take second in two othersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — Marshfield won one singles and a pair of doubles titles on its way to capturing the conference championship on Friday at the Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Tennis Tournament at Wausau East High School.The Tigers racked up 31 points to win the tournament title, and combined with its regular-season dual meet crown, Marshfield is the overall WVC champ.Braedon Corteen won the title at No. 4 singles for the Tigers, beating Siam Rezwan of Wausau East 2-6, 6-2, 10-7 in the championship match.Marshfield’s No. 1 doubles team of Derek Reckner and Jared Cordova cruised to the conference title, beating Josh Beyer of Shane Glinski of Wisconsin Rapids 6-2, 7-5 in the championship match.Marshfield’s other title came from the No. 2 doubles team of brothers John Fay and Will Fay. They defeated Angus Blakeman and Carter Smigaj of Stevens Point 6-2, 6-2 in the title match.Sam Haessly (No. 2 singles) and Erick Myklejord (No. 3 singles) finished second, the No. 3 doubles team of Ayush Shukla and Luke Kaiser was third, and Evan Fait (No. 1 singles) took fourth for Marshfield.Marshfield will compete in the WIAA Division 1 subsectional at Tomah on Monday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2017 Wisconsin Valley Conference Boys Tennis TournamentMay 19, at Wausau EastTeam scores: 1. Marshfield 31; 2. Wausau East 26; 3. Stevens Point 18; 4. Wisconsin Rapids 17; 5. Wausau West 13; 6. D.C. Everest 7.No. 1 SinglesChampionship: Luke Bailey (WW) def. Jon Peck (SP) 6-1, 2-6, 10-4.Third place: Sawyer Schlindwein (WE) def. Evan Fait (MAR) 2-6, 6-2, 12-0.Fifth place: Ryan Graczkowski (WR) def. Eli Lee (DC) 6-0, 6-1.No. 2 singlesChampionship: Harrison Sullivan (WR) def. Sam Haessly (MAR) 7-5, 2-0 (injury)Third place: Gray Clohessy (WE) def. Ryan Begley (DC) 5-7, 6-2, 10-8.Fifth place: Tate Raumann (WW) def. Treyton Zinda (SP) 6-1, 6-2.No. 3 singlesChampionship: Grant Seils (WE) def. Eric Myklejord (MAR) 6-3, 6-4.Third place: Tim Cornish (DC) def. Ryan Guay (SP) 6-1, 6-0.Fifth place: Josh Patrick (WW) def. Marcus Bean (WR) injury default.No. 4 singlesChampionship: Braedon Corteen (MAR) def. Siam Rezwan (WE) 2-6, 6-2, 10-7.Third place: Aidan McManus (SP) def. Stevie Hanzlik (WR) 7-5, 6-1.Fifth place: Will Brown (WW) def. Brayton Herwig (DC) 6-1, 6-0.No. 1 doublesChampionship: Derek Reckner-Jared Cordova (MAR) def. Josh Beyer-Shane Glinski (WR) 6-2, 7-5.Third place: Patrick Hefferan-Garrek Wierzba (SP) def. Lucas Ratanawang-Steven Martell (WE) 6-3, 6-4.Fifth place: James Radloff-Preston Pagel (DC) def. Feuchi Yang-Luke Halvorsen (WW) 7-5, 6-1.No. 2 doublesChampionship: John Fay-Will Fay (MAR) def. Angus Blakeman-Carter Smigaj (SP) 6-2, 6-2.Third place: Eddy Xiong-Ben Brown (WW) def. Elkin Thao-Neil Biswas (WE) 2-6, 6-1, 10-7.Fifth place: Jack Veer-Jack Povilaitis (DC) def. Reed Zirnheld-Brady Knuteson (WR) 3-6, 6-0, 10-5.No. 3 doublesChampionship: Mario Duwe-Noah Briquelet-Miller (WE) def. John Nigon-Jackson Butler (WR) 6-4, 6-0.Third place: Ayush Shukla-Luke Kaiser (MAR) def. Eli Haas-Ryan Martin (SP) 6-4, 6-2.Fifth place: Nathan Evers-Wesley Spitzer (WW) def. Aaron Leszezynski-Danny Cornish (DC) 1-6, 6-3, 10-6.Overall final team standings: 1. Marshfield 85; 2. Wausau East 76; 3. Wisconsin Rapids 57; 4. Stevens Point 46; 5. Wausau West 33; 6. D.C. Everest 25.last_img read more

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SA pays tribute to Arthur Chaskalson

first_img6 December 2012 Tributes continued to pour in for the late Arthur Chaskalson, South Africa’s former Chief Justice and the first president of the Constitutional Court, with mourners attending an official memorial service in Johannesburg on Wednesday remembering him as a man who served his country with humility. President Jacob Zuma, speaking at the government-organised service at Johannesburg City Hall, described Chaskalson as prolific jurist and a “legal legend of our time”. Chaskalson, who died at the age of 81 on 1 December after a battle with leukaemia, was buried on Monday. The national flag has been flown at half-mast at all state buildings since his passing. He served as the first president at the Constitutional Court and later as Chief Justice of South Africa from November 2001 until his retirement in 2005. During apartheid, Chaskalson represented members of the liberation movements in several major political trials, including the Rivonia trial. He has been widely praised for his role in the struggle against apartheid and his contribution to South Africa’s successful transitional period. Zuma told the gathering that South Africans would remember Chaskalson not only for his commitment to law and the Constitution, but for his contribution to the attainment of the country’s democracy.‘Unwavering fighter for freedom’ “He has been a solid and an unwavering fighter for freedom, human rights and social justice. Despite the threats of being jailed or losing their clients, they [Chaskalson and others] soldiered on … they knew that each case was an uphill battle,” Zuma said. He said Chaskalson’s role in building South Africa’s Constitution and his subsequent leadership of the Constitutional Court could not be underrated. Chaskalson wanted to see a society where all South Africans had water, food on the table, and could fall asleep without fear at night, a society where every community had a school and clinics with dedicated nurses, Zuma said. “Once we have achieved these goals, we would have made his contribution worth it. We commit to do better, working with other arms of the state to reverse the burden of the past injustices.” Friends and colleagues in the legal fraternity described him as an intelligent individual and a giant of the legal profession.‘Mandela held him in high esteem’ Veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos said Chaskalson represented activists from different political persuasions with distinct professionalism. “I know that Arthur was not a member of any political party, he would not allow any organisation to be an impediment to his independent thinking … President Nelson Mandela held him in high esteem, he enjoyed the respect of the profession, he was a member and respected by a lot of other people in and out of the profession,” said Bizos. Former Chief Justice Pius Langa remembered Chaskalson as a man who was humble and showed respect to all he interacted with. His life philosophy was driven by a determination to uplift the poor and marginalised, a cause he fought for until the end. “His influence ranged far and wide. He not only had wisdom and high principle; he was generous and shared his talent. He spoke in a quiet, modest tone and never raised his voice, even in times of provocation,” Langa said. Chaskalson used his expertise to assist the country during the negotiations for the new Constitution with its world-renowned Bill of Rights. “We were extremely fortunate to have had a person of his calibre. He built the institution [Constitutional Court] to what it is today; today our court stands as a shining exemplar throughout the world.” Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke said: “He, more than anyone else, understood the link between the struggle before and the struggle after the democratic revolution. He was faithful to his oath of office. “We promise to defend fearlessly the independence of the judiciary,” Moseneke said. “We must be part of the transformation project to help our country realise its goals.” Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Equality, Outcomes and the Absence of Leadership

first_imgI have been thinking about the importance of our beliefs, especially beliefs regarding equality.This is the scenario I threw out in my last post:  I once worked for an organization that was close to 50% male and 50% female. As you worked your way up the organizational chart there was less and less gender balance, and by the time you got to the senior leadership team there was not a single woman to be found. How would you explain this?Is there anything wrong with this outcome?Is this unacceptable, or no big deal?If you believe there is something wrong, where is the wrong to be found?Is there something wrong to be found in the values, culture or practices of the organization?Is there something wrong to be found in the beliefs and behaviors of men?Is there something wrong to be found in the beliefs and behaviors of women?I encounter demographic outcomes like this all the time (because they are everywhere), and when I sit in conversation with the H.R. and/or management folks the conversations are remarkably similar. In most organizations, it’s no big deal. Beyond a small handful of folks, there is not an ongoing conversation about it, specifically among senior leadership. There has usually been no effort made to understand what kind of things might be causing this outcome…no focus groups, no review of exit interview data, no surveys, no exploration of related research.Since there has been no effort to fully understand the situation, belief comes into play again through the explanations that are given for this outcome. I generally hear one of, or some combination of, two answers.1.       Talent! “We do not really get wrapped up in race and gender, we really try to put the best person in the job.”Sound familiar? This is what the absence of leadership sounds like. If you ever hear yourself saying that you do not care about race and gender (or whatever), while a group of the same gender and the same race (or whatever) continue to select folks of the same gender and same race for senior leadership roles, please stop talking and take a long walk. Race and gender are real things, worthy of being cared about, and beyond that, “talent,” comes in a lot of different packages. If you are not willing and able to find and acquire talent in different packages, you are choosing to compete for a small and shrinking portion of the talent pie.2.       You know…women! From the politically correct (“research shows that men apply for jobs they are not qualified for far more often than women do, so women just need to apply for more stuff, step up to the plate ladies!”), to the less politically correct, women are often believed to be the cause of this kind of outcome.Sound familiar? This also, is an absence of leadership. Anytime that you are faced with a skewed or non-inclusive outcome and you justify it with something that you believe you know about the group that is not being included, you are demonstrating zero leadership. Absolutely zero.Is there leadership in your organization?Be good to each other.To read the original post on The Value of Difference, please click here.last_img read more

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Is YouTube Rolling Out Higher Quality Video Tomorrow?

first_imgTags:#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market marshall kirkpatrick YouTube is making a mystery announcement tomorrow, Erick Schonfeld writes at TechCrunch. Schonefeld’s guess is that it may be a partnership with Hulu, but the folks over at Mahalo have another interesting theory. They discovered a new link below a YouTube player today that flips playback over to a higher-quality copy of the video on this page. You can visit that page, for an Amy Sedaris interview with David Letterman, or see the screencapture from Mahalo, embedded below.Update:YouTube Expands API Set – Including Upload, Player APIs (this was the actual announcement tonight, but perhaps high quality video is still to come)last_img read more

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Skype Doubles Down with 10-Person Video Chat

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#news#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson Skype announced today that the latest beta version of Skype 5.0 would up the ante in terms of group video chat, as well as introduce a more stable and sleeker experience for its Windows users.When the company first introduced group chat in May, it limited the number of participants to five, but now it has doubled that number to 10.This limitation was one of the primary things we focused on when we looked at the new feature, which we immediately compared to free, Web-based services like Tiny Chat. As we noted then, Tiny Chat offered more than double the number of live video/audio streams, with 12 users per room, but now Skype barely lags behind. The Skype blog offers words of warning on how to use Skype’s video chat feature with your friends and family:Note that everyone in a group video call now needs to be running this version, so if your friends, family or colleagues are using Beta 1, they’ll have to upgrade before you can include them in group video calls.In addition to the increased video chat features, the second beta of Skype 5.0 brings a “refreshed user interface” along with a Skype Home “where you can follow your contacts’ mood messages, set your profile picture and mood message, receive account notifications and learn more about using Skype.”While the company says it has fixed some stability issues, it notes that this is still a beta version so some bugs are to be expected. The second beta version of Skype 5.0 is available for download now.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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How To Build A Skin For Your Web App With React And WordPress

first_img HomeWeb DesignHow To Build A Skin For Your Web App With React And WordPress How To Build A Skin For Your Web App With React And WordPressYou are here: So you’ve trained yourself as a web engineer, and now want to build a blazing fast online shop for your customers. The product list should appear in an instant, and searching should waste no more than a split second either. Is that the stuff of daydreams?Not anymore. Well, at least it’s nothing that can’t be achieved with the combination of WordPress’ REST API and React, a modern JavaScript library. From our sponsors: How To Build A Skin For Your Web App With React And WordPress Posted on 7th March 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019last_img read more

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Delivering a Better World with Artificial Intelligence

first_imgRegister now for Intel’s Launch EventOpens in a new window! Hear from Intel’s executives, technology experts and ecosystem partners about next-generation solutions that will transform businesses, industries and ultimately lives on July 11th.Register today at launchevent.intel.com The news lately has been filled with conversations about the arrival of Artificial Intelligence describing a future world where machines augment work done today by humans with applications as far ranging as automated driving to social interactions. As with many societal transformations, some have viewed these technological breakthroughs through a lens of fear. Are we giving up too much control? Will machines fundamentally destroy our current economic models? These are some of the same questions previous generations have asked about inventions like the printing press, the cotton gin and the automobile.As the creators of the microprocessor, we view technology disruption as a great force for human innovation, and there is no question that AI represents a once a generation opportunity for societal advancement. In fact, among the most promising use cases of artificial intelligence are technological advancements to aid in some of society’s largest opportunities: world food supply, medical research, human safety. The question for us is not if we should create AI enhanced solutions, it’s how we should approach the advancement of AI to the betterment of us all.AI has the power to change society for the better, and Intel has committed to three key areas to get us thereOpens in a new window: Developing a broad product portfolio benefitting from the advancements of Moore’s Law, investing in training and resources to help make AI technologies accessible for everyone, and fostering beneficial uses of AI technology through partnerships and investments. Through these collaborations, we expect a massive leap forward in AI solution delivery in the next few years.End to End AI PortfolioThe delivery of AI solutions is being partially fueled by a breakthrough in compute performance. With today’s compute capability and architectural innovation, we can now meet the intense demands of artificial intelligence.Intel offers the most comprehensive and diverse portfolio of products for machine and deep learning in the data center, including Intel® Xeon®Opens in a new window processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™Opens in a new window processors (next generation codenamed Knights Mill) for general purpose infrastructures, as well as FPGAsOpens in a new window and Intel® NervanaTM technology (codenamed Lake Crest) for workload-optimized environments.In addition to data center specific technologies, we’ve also added Saffron and Movidius to our portfolio. The Saffron technologyOpens in a new window, which combines machine and deep learning with emerging techniques on a Natural Intelligence Platform, is particularly well suited to small devices, making intelligent local analytics possible across IoT, while Movidius’ Myriad 2Opens in a new window vision processors act as the visual cortex in computer vision for intelligent edge devices.Together, this end to end roadmap puts Intel in position to drive the AI computing era, and deliver amazing experiences using AI.Making AI Accessible for AllIn order to realize the potential offered by AI, we must work together as an industry and as a society. Intel is working to promote the creation of open data exchanges and initiatives, easier-to-use tools, and training to broaden the talent pool, as well as to provide easier access to intelligent technology.The Intel® Nervana™ AI AcademyOpens in a new window is a great resource to help scientists, students, and developers increase their progress to AI solutions. At the site, the AI community can find “all things AI” including Intel® architecture optimized deep learning frameworks, tools for training and deployment, and a vast array of education, courses and resources, as well as access to a broad community of experts. We’ve also partnered with Coursera to offer online AI courses.Access to AI tools and techniques across the industry will foster innovation and increase momentum for AI solutions, but we as a society also have a responsibility to make sure that those solutions are ethically developed and deployed.AI for GoodTo ensure that AI is used to benefit the world, Intel is focusing on developing use cases and deployments of AI to aid in our most challenging issues. In the medical field, Intel is currently sponsoring a Kaggle competitionOpens in a new window for cervical cancer screening and a Tianchi competition on lung cancer identification. We’ve also invested $25 millionOpens in a new window in the Broad Institute to analyze massive amounts of genomic data. Outside of the medical industry, we’re also addressing human trafficking through a collaboration with the National Center for Mission and Exploited ChildrenOpens in a new window in partnership with other industry leaders. We’re providing AI technology and advising the center with the goal of identifying victims faster and accelerating the documentation of evidence against perpetrators.These initiatives are focused on specific issues, but public policy will also play a critical role development of artificial intelligence solutions. Intel plans to work with and fund projects through NGOs that are establishing ethical, moral, and privacy parameters for AI, and determining how best to prepare society for this transformation.If you would like to be involved in this next critical wave of technology development, check out our Intel AI Web pageOpens in a new window and engage with us on TwitterOpens in a new window.last_img read more

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I’ve realised if you are against IPL, then you are also against ICC: PCB chief

first_imgIndia are likely to play Pakistan in a bliateral cricket series in December this yearPakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shaharyar Khan on Friday said that the BCCI top brass voiced their reservations about Ten Sports being the official broadcasters if the first of the proposed series happens in the United Arab Emirates.Ten Sports which is backed by Essel Group owner Subhas Chandra has had run-ins with BCCI after they started now defunct rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) and are again planning to walk the same route.The Indian Cricket Board doesn’t want any kind of working relationship where Essel group is involved.The PCB supremo was back home after holding a series of discussions with top BCCI officials including president Jagmohan Dalmiya, secretary Anurag Thakur and union finance minister and BJP heavyweight Arun Jaitley to discuss on resumption of bilateral series between the two nations.”BCCI (top officials) says that it’s a problem since Ten Sports has broadcasting rights. They said that Ten Sports wants to start a rebel league against IPL. Now I am made to understand that if you are against IPL, then you are against ICC also. So Ten Sports is the problem,” Shaharyar told local media on his arrival.It has been learnt that BCCI is keen to hold the first series in India and in that case Star Sports will be airing the matches live.We’re open to discuss venue with IndiaThe PCB chief has revealed that he was open to other proposals from the BCCI regarding the venue of the proposed Indo-Pak series though the PCB would favour holding it at the United Arab Emirates.advertisementKhan, who recently visited India to make a strong case for revival of cricket ties between the two countries, told ‘Geo Super’ channel that the PCB would think over other venues than UAE once the BCCI officials intimate them regarding this in writing.BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has said that the series proposed to be played in December could also be held in India.”So far the Indian Board officials have not given anything in writing that they want the series to be played at some other venue. When they do, we will look at it as well,” he said.Khan said that the PCB had clearly mentioned UAE as the venue for the first of a package of six series signed between the two Boards last year in shape of a MoU.”We have clearly mentioned UAE in the MoU. But if the Indian Board officials have something else to say, they can do it in writing,” he added.last_img read more

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Micromax Canvas Hue 2 A316 with 5-inch display launched

first_imgMicromax has just launched the Canvas Hue 2 A316, the latest in its Canvas series of smartphones. The device is now available on e-retail website eBay. It will come in the color black and is priced at Rs 11,736. Mahesh Telecom, the Mumbai based retailer has claimed that the device will have an aluminium body and will be 7mm thick.It sports a 5-inch 1280×720 pixels AMOLED display and is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core processor alongside 2GB RAM. Other features include 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable upto 32GB, 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 2000mAh battery. The dual-SIM smartphone runs on Android 4.4 KitKat . Connectivity options include 3G HSPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The device is quite similar to the earlier Canvas Hue AQ5000 which was launched earlier, but does have upgraded features. The official launch of the device is expected to take place soon.last_img read more

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