Women’s basketball: UW defense looks to step up against leading scorer in nation

first_imgComing off three straight losses, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team will look to get back to winning ways Thursday night at the Kohl Center, yet faces an offensively explosive Ohio State team led by freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell.Mitchell, the No. 1 recruit in the nation in some rankings, has not disappointed in her first season. She leads the nation in scoring, averaging 25.9 points per game, and also leads the country in three-pointers made (75).“We’re gonna try to just get it out of her hands,” Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “Not trapping her or anything, she’s too fast, she’s too quick. A scorer like that? Hard to stop. Let hope she’s off and she’s missing.”This past Sunday, the freshman phenom poured in 37 points, with 31 coming in the second half or overtime period in the Buckeyes’ 79-71 OT win at Purdue. She made four three’s and was 13 of 14 from the free-throw line.“We’re gonna mix it up,” Kelsey said of her team’s defensive game plan. “I don’t think we can do one thing the whole game … It’s just identifying where she is and kind of gang-guarding her.“The girl can just flat out score. And she’s left-handed, that’s even worse.”The performance led her to earn her second straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, as well as Big Ten Player of the Week honors. It was the second time this season she’s won both distinctions in the same week, and was the fifth time she’s been named conference Freshman of the Week.Junior Ameryst Alston, who averages 20.8 points per game, joins Mitchell in the backcourt as another formidable scoring threat for the Buckeyes. Freshman forward Alexa Hart leads Ohio State in blocks (3.8 per game) and rebounds (8.3 per game).For Wisconsin, the three junior guards will look to continue to their recent offensive success. Dakota Whyte has scored in double figures in her last six games, while Nicole Bauman and Tessa Cichy both set new career-high point totals in the Badgers 77-71 loss at Michigan State Sunday, with 23 and 15 points, respectively.“It gave me a lot of confidence that I know I can hit my shot,” Bauman said of her career-high day. “My teammates will hit me when I’m open, and vice versa, and just trusting one another, and getting more into the flow of a game, rather than an individual game.”Bauman said it will be important for the Badgers to not fall into shooting dry spells, which allows the opposition to pull away.“There are certain times in the game where we have a lapse, where we just can’t get the ball to go in the hoop,” Bauman said. “Then the other team will get up by like 10 points and then we can’t seem to fight out of that hole.”Whyte said that there is still more room for improvement on the offensive end, however.“It’s somewhat where I want it to be,” Whyte said of her performance this season thus far. “I don’t wanna be a 20-point scorer every game. I’d rather have more assists.”Wisconsin will have to be better than the 60.9 points it averages per game if it wants to have a chance of beating Ohio State, which averages 81.0 points per game. In Big Ten play, the Buckeyes have scored 79 points or more in five of their last eight games, while Wisconsin has eclipsed 79 points once the entire season.In the last two games though, Wisconsin has scored 72 and 71 points.“I don’t think that offense is the problem,” Whyte said. “I think that we are capable of scoring, everyone on our team, especially the starters, but I think that defense is something we really need to work on.”Whyte, Cichy and Bauman have seen increases in their scoring numbers from a year ago. Bauman (+6.8), ranks fourth in the Big Ten among most improved scorers, while Cichy (+6.2) and Whyte (+4.2) rank sixth and ninth, respectively.“We’re capable,” Kelsey said. “We just have to play some defense.”Who: Ohio State vs. WisconsinWhere: The Kohl Center, Madison, WisconsinWhen: 8 p.m.TV: Big Ten Network (BTN) with Eric Collins and Sherry TillRadio: The Mic 92.1 with Jon AriasLast Time: Wisconsin defeated Ohio State 82-71 on Feb. 2, 2014.All-time series: Ohio State leads 47-17, including a 17-12 mark in Madison. The Buckeyes have won 21 of the last 23 meetings dating back to 2001.WisconsinProbable Starters: G Dakota Whyte (10.4 points per game), G Nicole Bauman (12.9 ppg), G Tessa Cichy (8.0 ppg), F Jacki Gulczynski (9.1 ppg), F Cassie Rochel (6.1 ppg)Key Reserves: G/F AnnMarie Brown, G Cayla McMorris, F Malayna JohnsonKey Injury: Michala Johnson (torn ACL)Ohio StateProbable Starters: G Kelsey Mitchell (25.9 ppg), G Cait Craft (7.9 ppg), G Ameryst Alston (20.8 ppg), G Asia Doss (5.6 ppg), F Alexa Hart (10.5 ppg)Key Reserve: G Shayla Cooper (10.4 ppg)last_img read more

SA, US sign radio astronomy pact

first_img12 August 2013 South Africa’s Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project has struck an agreement with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) of the United States that is set to foster high-level science collaboration between the two countries. The SKA project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, which is to be co-hosted by South Africa and Australia. SKA South Africa said in a statement last week that the two institutions had agreed to “continue their collaboration across a broad front to advance cutting-edge radio astronomy projects in both countries over the next five years”. The agreement, signed in Cape Town on 5 August, paves the way for SKA South Africa and the NRAO to pool resources and expertise in high-level projects related to the development and implementation of software, data processing and archiving, and state-of-the-art receiving systems. The two institutions will exchange staff and students, hold joint workshops, and work on plans to establish joint research and development activities. “The collaboration agreement renews long-standing ties between SKA South Africa and NRAO and comes at a time when a major push is required in algorithms, software and computing to support the new and upgraded facilities in the US and South Africa,” said Dr Jasper Horrell, SKA SA’s general manager for science computing and innovation. “We are talking here of cutting-edge work in high-peformance computing and algorithms that is of great significance for radio astronomy worldwide.” SKA South Africa director Dr Bernie Fanaroff said that radio astronomy in both countries would benefit from sharing the expertise that had resulted from recent expansions and upgrades to several radio astronomy facilities in the US, and the construction of the KAT-7 and the MeerKAT radio telescopes in South Africa. The seven-dish KAT-7 is paving the way for the 64-dish MeerKAT telescope, due to be commissioned in 2014/15 both as a precursor to the SKA and as one of the most powerful telescopes in the world in its own right. “Scientists in the US are keen to collaborate with South Africa in the construction of the MeerKAT telescope as a precursor to the SKA, because they recognize that the MeerKAT will be a world leading and very exciting telescope in its own right,” Fanaroff said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Cabinet late to inform Lobster Season extended

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Mar 2015 – An extraordinary meeting last week by Cabinet is where it was decided the Lobster season would be returned to its usual close out date of end of March; problem is the general public was not officially informed until today. It was explained that the plea of fishermen forced the change in the close date from yesterday, Sunday March 15 to now March 31st. Office of the Premier said: “The season… was impacted during the last few weeks due to unfavourable weather conditions and the extension was granted to give fishermen the opportunity to get a few last good yields in before the close, which lasts up to six months.” The information is said to be in the process of being Gazetted for further release. Cabinet Report by Premier, His Excellency present. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cabinet, lobster season Recommended for you TCI to renew Storm & Flood insurance Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the joblast_img read more

Businesses in support of district plan to provide bike and parking lanes

first_img Updated: 8:36 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe battle between bike lanes and parking spaces may reach a compromise in North Park.Three mid-city businesses have come up with a plan that includes both bike lanes and parking. The districts are showing support for “Plan B,” meant to satisfy both sides in the dispute.“We want more [bike lanes], but a drastic approach like eliminating all of the parking is only going to derail the community against them,” says Angela Landsberg, Executive Director of North Park Main Street.The three associations involved with the decision say they will continue to meet with Mayor Faulconer to discuss community options. KUSI Newsroom, Businesses in support of district plan to provide bike and parking lanes Posted: August 24, 2019center_img August 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Setting benchmark in hospitality

first_img153 elegant and well furnished rooms, The Pride Plaza Hotel, Kolkata offers an enriching experience to all visitors, whereas, The Pride Plaza Hotel, Delhi that boasts of 385 Designer Rooms and Suites, Oriental Spice has a lot to offer in one platter. Both have bagged the National Awards for excellence in Hotel Industry.Pride Plaza Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi has bagged the award for most preferred airport hotel of the year and Pride Plaza Hotel, Kolkata won the award for most preferred premium hotel of the year at the National Awards for excellence in Hotel Industry 2015 held recently in the national Capital. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’National Awards for excellence in Hotel Industry is the most renowned award ceremony that recognizes pioneering businesses that have excelled in travel, tourism and hospitality industries. These awards bring the best industry brands and professionals who have made outstanding contribution in the industry. The awards aim to reward the best in the industry and enhance reputations.The awards for both the hotels were received by Sachin Lagat (Regional DOS-West, Pride Hotels Group). “It is indeed a great pride to receive awards in the categories of Most Preferred Airport Hotel of the year & Most Preferred Premium Hotel of the year for Kolkata & Delhi unit.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThese awards definitely bring in a lot of confidence and zest to excel further and provide the best of our services & luxuries to our honoured guests,” said Satyen Jain, CEO, Prize Plaza Hotel.Both the hotels feature a state-of-the-art wellness center equipped with the finest fitness equipments. The wellness center also features an exclusive spa. Extensive banqueting and convention facilities have been provided at the hotel to take care of all forms of events.last_img read more

College rebuts Shah theory claims vandalism outsiders handiwork

first_imgKolkata: While BJP’s national president Amit Shah was busy alleging that Vidyasagar College was vandalised by members of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP), the college union authority has clearly denied the allegations and stated that it was outsiders who had pelted stones and vandalised the campus later. On Wednesday in a press conference at Delhi, Shah claimed while holding a picture in his hand that TMCP members had attacked BJP first and later they themselves vandalised the college and broke the statue of Vidyasagar to gain sympathy. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataCountering Shah’s claims, principal of Vidyasagar College Goutam Kundu denied the allegations and stated that the miscreants were all outsiders. Significantly, none of them were Bengalis either and so did not know who Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar was. “Each and every miscreant had come from outside with bricks, bamboo sticks and other such weapons. They had set fire to the bikes parked inside and later vandalized the statue,” he said. Shah had also raised questions on why the college was open till 7:30 pm. However, according to college authorities and local residents, the BJP leader’s claim is totally false as the incident occurred around 6:30 pm. Elaborating on this, Kundu said: “Though official college timing is till 5:45 pm, we have pending work which need to be done even after scheduled college hours. Does he know everything?” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe teachers and students of Vidyasagar College also protested against the statements made by Shah on Wednesday. “We saw what happened here on Tuesday. Where was he? Even every single news channel is showing who had vandalised the college. How can he say that our students had done this?” said an irate teacher. Vidyasagar College is the first non-government college in India, which started its journey in 1859. Initially named as Calcutta Training School, it was founded by Thakurdas Chakraborty. In 1859, the school was renamed as Metropolitan Institution. In 1872, Metropolitan Institution was granted affiliation by Calcutta University and named after Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar. Several eminent personalities such as Swami Vivekananda, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Acharya Jadunath Sarkar, Ram Manohar Lohia and Babu Jagjiban Ram were alumni of the storied institutionlast_img read more

5 Steps for Keeping Digital Data Safe When Traveling to China

first_imgApril 27, 2012 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now The Chinese market is huge and can be enticing for many business owners, but a visit to China can threaten your business if you aren’t careful.Your valuable intellectual property and other proprietary information could be vulnerable to electronic snooping. Entrepreneurs report incidents of laptops and other devices being tampered with in customs and when left in hotel rooms in China. They also have seen signs that email, Internet use and phone conversations may have been subject to surveillance.The spying is said to be part of a national Chinese policy to accelerate economic development and growth that condones, if not embraces, bareknuckle tactics such as cybertheft from foreign companies, according to a report to Congress by the U.S. Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive. The Chinese government has denied that it engages in cyber espionage.Nevertheless, you should take precautions. Here are five tips for making security a priority when working in China and other risky countries:1. Prepare your laptop.Install updates for your operating system and other software to plug known security holes and make sure your security software is up to date. Leave Bluetooth earpieces and keyboards at home and turn off your devices’ Bluetooth function, which can enable eavesdropping. Also, lock your device with a PIN or password, and use whole disk encryption to protect stored data.On a recent trip to China, Rich Mogull, chief executive officer of Securosis, a Phoenix, Ariz., security research and advisory firm, took along a MacBook Air because its built-in memory and lack of a Firewire port would make it difficult to crack should someone gain physical possession of it. To make physical snooping even harder, he set up FileVault 2, the whole disk encryption built into Apple’s Lion operating system. To catch any virtual snoops, Mogull set up a firewall that scrutinized traffic leaving his computer and programs trying to connect to the Internet.Related: Five to Follow for Doing Business in China2. Strip unneeded data from your devices before you travel.Companies in manufacturing and other industries that can be vulnerable to cyber espionage should consider using travel-only devices that contain a minimal amount of data and can be scrubbed aggressively once back home. That way, they won’t lose much if their devices are infiltrated.Employees at Miami-based financial services and advisory firm AEGIS FinServ Corp. take it a step further by taking blank laptops and flash drives, which are protected with a PIN and encryption and hold only the data they will need, says president Jim Angleton. After they use the drives on a laptop, AEGIS’s IT department immediately cleans the machine.3. Use a throwaway, pre-paid cellphone. Angleton and others recommend that business travelers turn off their mobile phones to avoid downloading spyware and taking it back home. Instead, use temporary devices in China that you purchase at home. Phones or PCs made for the Chinese market could have monitoring software built into them.Keep in mind that unless your calls are encrypted — by using Skype, for example — the government can monitor them, even if you’re using a U.S. cellular company’s service.As with laptops, keep smartphones and tablets in sight at all times. Respectfully but firmly decline to let customs officers take your devices to a backroom without you, and carry them with you when you leave your hotel room, Angleton says.Related: A Guide for Using Mobile Devices When Traveling Abroad4. Use a VPN while on the Internet.The Chinese government closely watches Internet traffic and often uses its so-called Great Firewall to block content it doesn’t approve of, such as discussions of politically sensitive topics.This digital blockade affects nearly every foreigner living or working in China. Michael Stanat, who recently opened market research firm SIS International’s Shanghai office, says he has had trouble accessing Dropbox, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook from China. Derek Capo, chief executive officer of Next Step China, a company that facilitates language study in China and is based in Miami and Beijing, has seen emails disappear from his Gmail inbox and has been unable to read certain emails or access Gmail at all.One way to avoid this is to use a VPN (virtual private network), which creates an encrypted tunnel for your Internet traffic so it can’t be read or tampered with by interlopers. A VPN can also make it appear that you are sitting in the U.S., which can help you access U.S. sites that block or put security roadblocks in front of visitors from China or other foreign countries.Related: Five Ways You Can Avoid IP TheftThere are number of easy-to-use VPNs, among them VPN4ALL (Windows and Mac $9.95-$19.95 a month, depending on data use; iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets, $5.95 a month) and Anonymizer Universal (Windows, Mac, iOS devices, $79.99 a year; 14-day free trial). Another option is Strong VPN (Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS devices, Android, others, $55 a year, $21 for three months).5. Wipe or toss devices when you return home.Security experts recommend treating all devices as compromised after a trip to China. Wipe and reformat laptops and tablets before using them at home or work, or simply dispose of them. Remove SIM cards from cellphones and crush them underfoot or break them in half, and take the phones to a recycling center. last_img read more

These Tiny Robots Have Superhero Strength VIDEO

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals April 27, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »center_img 2 min read If you knew a person that could scale a wall carrying an elephant or drag a blue whale with ease, they would be a real-life superhero, right?  Well, some mechanical engineers at Stanford University have made tiny robots that have some Incredible Hulk-style strength of their own.The robots are called µTug or MicroTugs, and the miniature innovations can pull off some impressive feats. For example, a 9-gram robot climbing up glass can carry 100 times its own weight, and a 12-gram robot can sustain something 2,000 times its own weight.Related: These Giant Robotic Ants Could One Day Replace Factory WorkersThat blue whale analogy is pretty apt given the natural world inspiration behind the robot’s movements. Ants and geckos can climb as well as lift and drag things much bigger than them thanks to adhesives on their feet.The adorable robots were designed with flexible rubber spikes with a strong grip at the bottom of their “feet,” and they also move the way that an inch worm does, with one part of the “body” exerting effort while the other stays still to conserve energy.Related: The World Is Embracing Robots But America Keeps Them at Arms LengthWhile the tiny tech is currently relegated to the lab (and the big screen this summer, sort of), the engineers are also looking ahead to how it could be applied on a larger scale, like on a building site, or in an emergency situation to help save the day.  last_img read more