Marshfield golf hopes to save its best for last

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Marshfield boys golf coach Paul Foegen said the Tigers have yet to play their best, but with only three Wisconsin Valley Conference meets left, time is running short for them to make a move in the standings.Marshfield sits fourth in the seven-team conference after the fourth of seven WVC meets was played Tuesday at Greenwood Hills Country Club in Wausau.For the second meet in a row, Marshfield finished in fourth. The final three meets will take place over eight days, starting Friday at Wausau Country Club.The Tigers had their best score in the tournament series on Tuesday with a 337 but ended up two shots behind third-place Wausau West. On May 6 Marshfield had a 358 at Stevens Point Country Club, one shot behind Wausau East for third.While close in the last two meets, the Tigers have only been able to crack the top three once: at Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids on May 3 when they tied Wausau East for second.As it stands the Tigers will need high finishes in the final three meets — combined with Wausau West and East faltering at some point — in order to move up.“We’re starting to get there and play better, but we haven’t reached our peak yet. That’s for sure,” Foegen said. “We have to have a better mental approach. The last two weeks we didn’t. We would get down on ourselves after a bad hole or two. Tuesday was the best meet for us as far as thinking around the golf course and our mental approach goes.”To cut some strokes, it comes down to eliminating the double and triple bogeys that have kept the Tigers from placing in the top two or three.“It comes down to cleaning up a few big holes here or there, staying away from that big mistake,” Foegen said.One positive coming up is that Marshfield hosts the sixth leg of the conference tournament on Tuesday at its home course of RiverEdge. Earlier this season the Tigers shot a 342 there to finish second in a four-team meet to Stevens Point, the WVC leaders, and Derek Michalski was meet medalist with a 2-over-par 74.Michalski has proven tough at RiverEdge, winning medalist honors last year during the WVC tournament and in the WIAA Division 1 regionals.Michalski sits in sixth in the individual WVC standings but could make a big move in the final three meets.“He’s played well on our home course,” Foegen said. “RiverEdge is a tight course and tougher than people think. The kids like playing at the three courses we have left (Wausau Country Club, RiverEdge, Merrill Public Golf Course), and we are still shooting for second place. It looks tough now, but we can finish second in two of the three, or even all three, and can move up and get us ready for regionals.”Brendan Schneider had his best round of the season on Tuesday for the Tigers, tying for 10th with an 83. Grant Michaelis, Zach Hanson, and Joe Kirschnik have all scored points for Marshfield in WVC meets, shooting in the high 80s to low 90s range.Paul Lecker is publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at paul@marshfieldareasports.com.Remaining Marshfield Boys Golf Schedule—May 13 WVC Meet No. 5 at Wausau Country Club.—May 14 at Merrill Invitational (Merrill Golf Course).—May 17 WVC Meet No. 6 at RiverEdge Golf Course.—May 20 WVC Meet No. 7 at Merrill (Merrill Golf Course).—May 24 WIAA Division 1 regional at Stevens Point Country Club.—May 31 WIAA Division 1 sectional at Eau Claire (Wild Ridge Golf Club).last_img read more

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Diaspora meeting: Africans must unite

first_img24 May 2012Africans must unite in order to build a solid foundation for reviving the African family across the world – a move that will give impetus to the renaissance of the continent.The call was made at the opening of the African Diaspora Ministerial Meeting held ahead of Friday’s Global Diaspora Summit in Sandton.The ministerial meeting, hosted at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation’s headquarters in Pretoria, paves the way for the Sandton summit to be attended by, among others, current and former heads of state.The common thread amongst speakers was a vision of a united and strong Africa based on partnerships between governments and all segments of society in order to shore up cohesion and solidarity amongst countries on continent and the diaspora.The opening of the ministerial meeting recognised the need to build on sustainable partnerships between the African continent and the African diaspora through dialogue and effective collaboration with governments and peoples of different regions of the world.Building a sold foundationSpeaking at the opening session, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said the outcomes of the summit must contribute towards building a solid foundation for reviving our global African family.She affirmed the need to promote South-South cooperation as a framework for enhancing mutual development as well as Pan African Solidarity.Nkoana-Mashabane said a united Africa and Diaspora would lead the continent in the right direction towards independence, economic emancipation, eradication of poverty and advancement of Africa.She urged the summit to pick up the baton relayed from the days of Pan African conferences premised on ridding the continent of all its challenges; and help create a better life for Africans in the diaspora.“These struggles on the continent and the diaspora are far from over. The challenges of neo-colonialism are still before us. Racism is another reality that continues to cause pain, suffering and humiliation to its victims.“Many people on this continent still live in fear because of the absence of peace and security in their countries. Disease, hunger and ignorance remain an obstacle to our achievement of a better life for our people,” said Nkoana-Mashabane.A message of hopeErieka Bennett, Ghana’s Head of Mission at the Diaspora African Forum, said the summit was an opportunity for African leaders to give the diaspora a message of hope that the continent will never be the same, and that unity in diversity was a tenable ideal.Also addressing the summit, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Jean Ping, lauded the efforts thus far to support Africa and the African diaspora.He used his message to outline the aim of the summit and the work that had been done from ministerial and technical experts’ meetings that led to the draft declaration, programme of action and implementation strategy, which will be considered at Friday’s summit.Ping said Friday’s consolidated outcome document would “serve as a basic law guiding the programme and its effective implementation”.Among others, the draft declaration mentions the African Diaspora Legacy Projects. These include the creation of a database of professional skills in the African diaspora, which will tap into the expertise which have been lost in the brain drain.Others include the African diaspora Fund, whereby Africans abroad will be able to invest in African development, among others.These projects will be discussed and finalised at Friday’s summit, which will be attended by over 60 representatives.Harnessing skillsThe summit will discuss how best to harness the skills and energies within the continent and abroad for socio-economic development of Africa and boost synergies, as well as facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship through sustainable partnerships within the continent and the diaspora.To be held under the theme, “Towards the Realisation of a United and Prosperous Africa and its Diaspora”, the summit will also consider the possible inclusion of the diaspora as a sixth region of the AU and endorse an AU Diaspora Volunteer Programme, which would associate the diaspora directly with the development efforts on the continent.The AU defines the diaspora as “peoples of African origin living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union”.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Google Gives Everyone $10 to Try New Google Wallet…but There’s a Catch

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perez Related Posts Hey! Free Money!According to the Google Wallet website, the Google Prepaid Card is a virtual credit card which you can fund with any of your existing credit card accounts. The funding source doesn’t have to be Citi, nor does it have to be a MasterCard. Instead, you’ll simply activate the preloaded prepaid card within the Wallet application to begin to use it. Because the Google Prepaid Card is virtual, you won’t receive a plastic card in the mail, explains Google.And here’s the best part: Google will give you $10 for free just for activating its PrePaid Card. That means free money to spend at Google’s partners’ shops, a list that includes Peet’s Coffee, Subway, Walgreens, Toys R Us, American Eagle Outfitters, Foot Locker, Bloomingdale’s, The Container Store, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Jamba Juice, Guess, Macy’s, Walgreens and more. Plus, Google Wallet works at any MasterCard Paypass-enabled merchant, like CVS, Sports Authority, Jack in the Box, Sunoco and The Coca Cola Company (select vending machines).Is There a Catch? Depends on How Creepy You Think Google is…In all seriousness, if you’re wondering why Google is pushing Google Wallet so hard that it’s willing to hand out free cash, you have to understand Google’s core business. No, not search, silly! Advertising.With a mobile payments system like Google Wallet, the company can track transactions all the way through from the first time a user clicks on an ad in Google’s search results to the time of checkout at the point-of-sale. It will also open up whole new forms of advertising, like geo-targeted ads based on your current location, offers that appear when you search for a local business through Google’s Yelp-like Google Places service, offers that appear when you search just for a business category (e.g., “lunch,” “drug store”), Groupon-like group-buying deals, offers that appear on store loyalty cards loaded into the Wallet service, offers available on physical signage, in-store displays, posters, NFC-enabled tags and more.Google wants to tie all parts of the buying process together starting with the initial research (for larger purchases, perhaps) or the on-the-go queries performed on your mobile phone all the way to the end result – the merchant that gets your money. And it wants to keep track of your shopping habits and trends, so it can serve you even better ads. More targeted, highly personalized ads that are more likely to appeal to you, and you alone.How very Minority Report.In a way, this is type of narrowed down targeting isn’t all that different from what Facebook provides advertisers today – a way to direct a message to carefully selected and filtered members of the online population. For example, a Facebook advertiser could direct ads to all unmarried women aged 25-35 who live within 20 miles of New York. Google, on the other hand, will know you not only through your Google profile and use of its numerous other services, it will also know you in a way that may have even more appeal to some advertisers: where you spend, how much, how often, where you are now and what you’re trying to find. Sounds like a winning formula, and maybe a little creepy.But that’s Google for you. As Chairman Eric Schmidt once said while CEO, “Google policy is to get right to the creepy line and not cross it.”Did it succeed? Tags:#web Google’s NFC-enabled mobile wallet was announced this morning in partnership with mobile operator Sprint, issuing bank Citi and payment network MasterCard. But did you know that you don’t have to be a Citi card holder to try the service? As it turns out, Google is also offering a free “virtual” card which you can load up with funds from any account. And to get you enthused about testing this new mobile payments technology, Google is giving everyone $10 for free to get started. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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New coach wants to see better speed, power, accuracy from Lady Maroons

first_imgBeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Koreas to form their first joint Olympic team for Winter Games SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “I’m not trying to change the way they play, what I’m here to do is improve the way they play,” said Okumu Wednesday at UP College of Human Kinetics.“They should be faster, if they spike they should spike stronger, if they can pass they should pass better. Every thing, I’m trying to improve the speed, power, accuracy.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingLast year, Okumu took over a UP team that ended up with a 7-7 record in Season 79 under head coach Jerry Yee.The Kenyan national believes that with UP’s intact core last season, it was already ripe to become a legitimate title contender. Season 78 Rookie of the Year Isa Molde, Diana Carlos, Justine Dorog, and Ayel Estrañero make up the team’s center but has yet to prove that their 2016 Final Four appearance wasn’t a fluke.“Three years is a long time for a team to play together, and I think is they should’ve won,” said Okumu. “Three years with the same team, it’s quite a long time.”“I hope that changing the speed, the way they pass or spike, and improving their power and I think we will get somewhere.”ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH University of the Philippines head coach Godfrey Okumu.University of the Philippines head coach Godfrey Okumu isn’t asking much from his Lady Maroons, he just wants them to be better.Okumu said he wants the Lady Maroons to take every aspect of the game of volleyball and push it to another level.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Dutertelast_img read more

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10 months agoREVEALED: Mourinho rejected Real Madrid contract offer just weeks ago

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Mourinho rejected Real Madrid contract offer just weeks agoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSacked Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho turned down a contract offer from Real Madrid just weeks ago, it has been revealed.Mourinho was shown the door by United yesterday after two-and-a-half years in charge.And El Pais says Real president Florentino Perez moved for Mourinho in October after the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui. The proposal involved a pre-contract, which would have seen Mourinho leave United in June for Madrid. However, the Portuguese turned down the offer.A source revealed: “An agent close to the parties indicated that the proposal included the commitment to hire Mourinho before July 1, with a penalty of five million euros by Madrid if the agreement was not consummated on that date.”The offer was worth €15m-a-year – and could yet be reignited now that Mourinho is a free agent. last_img read more

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6 days agoLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk: I don’t need to rest

first_imgLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk: I don’t need to restby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk insists he doesn’t need to rest.He has started in 60 of the 61 Premier League games he has played in for Liverpool and it reflects in Van Dijk’s determined attitude.”I want to be involved in every game,” he said. “They’re the most fun part of being a football player anyway, to go out there and show your talents to the world, try to win a game with a team you train with day in, day out.”It’s not easy, you need to look after yourself and with the life we live, it’s very important to leave a lot of things. For example, we play four games in the next 11 days, you’re travelling and staying in hotels and you need to watch what you eat, drink and make sure you recover well.”I’m not complaining, not at all, but you need to look after yourself because at the end of the day, the people are coming to the stadium to watch you play and it doesn’t matter if you had a cold the day before, they want you to turn up on matchday.”That’s why it’s very important to look after yourself and a big part of that is staying fit. Luckily, so far, I’ve been doing that pretty well and hopefully I can keep doing it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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MaryLouise Parker To Host Second Annual Hope North Gala

first_imgThe Second Annual Hope North Gala will take place Saturday, November 1, at City Winery in Manhattan.Hosted by Mary-Louise Parker, the celebration will honor Forest Whitaker for his commitment to Hope North and Okello Sam’s vision for peace.Hope North is educating and healing the young victims of Uganda’s civil war, including orphans and former child soldiers, empowering them to become voices for peace and development.Founded in 1998 by artist and former child soldier Okello Sam, Hope North is an accredited secondary school with an international arts center, vocational training, and a working farm, staffed by Ugandan educators. Thousands of vulnerable youth have lived at Hope North and today 255 incredible students are working towards their degrees and planning careers. These youth are contributing to peace-building by organizing educational theater and soccer tournaments throughout the north, an area destroyed by years of war, reaching thousands more.Sponsorship packages, which start at $2,500, include complimentary tickets, your name or logo on gala materials, unique celebrity perks and much more. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring, please email gala@hopenorth.org for more information.If you are ready to purchase your tickets, a limited number are available now with pre-sale VIP benefits. Please email gala@hopenorth.org for details.Find out more here.last_img read more

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