World Cup of Golf heading to Australia’s Kingston Heath

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia – The World Cup of Golf is going to Kingston Heath in November. Officials announced late last year that the two-man team event would be going to Melbourne, and the assumption was that it would return to Royal Melbourne. Instead, it will go to a course that is among the best in the fabled Sandbelt. Kingston Heath has hosted the Australian Open seven times and the Australian Masters twice. Its list of winners includes Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan. The World Cup of Golf will be Nov. 24-27 and feature two days of foursomes and two days of fourballs. The tournament dates to 1953 when it was called the Canada Cup. The previous four times the World Cup was in Melbourne it was played at Royal Melbourne.last_img read more

8 PhDs at The Faculty of Humanities, Denmark

first_img8 PhDs at The Faculty of Humanities, Denmark Pocket Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 Similar Stories ← Interdisciplinary Summer School in Macedonian Cultural Identities Share 0 Deadline: 3 February 2011Open to: holders of a Master’s degree or to receive it by 31 August 2011Salary: in accordance with the rules of the uni, Ministry of FinanceThe Faculty of Humanities’ Graduate School at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for 8 PhD scholarships all starting 1 September 2011 for a period of up to three years. PhD projects may be related to one of the following subject areas:1. Literary culture in Denmark after 1870 (Nordic Philology, Scandinavian Studies, General and Applied Linguistics)2. Cognition and Communication (Education, Philosophy, Rhetoric, Film and Media Studies)3. Material culture and the materialization of culture (History, Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek and Latin)4. Cultural memory and the construction of identities in the modern world (Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, Arctic Studies, Eskimology, History of Religion,Native American Languages and Cultures, Eastern European Studies, Minority Studies,Comparative Cultural Studies)5. Transnational and Migration Studies (English, German and Romance Languages and Literature)6. Globalisation in practice (Art History, Theatre and Dance Studies, Comparative Literature, Musicology)7. Primary Sources for the Study of the Scandinavian Languages (Old Norse-Icelandic, Dialectology, Name Research, Runology)8. Language Technology (Language Technology)Employment as a PhD student occurs pursuant to the applicable rules of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Under this agreement, the PhD student is obliged – without further remuneration – to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours in the case of a three-year contract.The PhD student will be working at the same department of the faculty as the supervisor. Daily presence at the department is expected.Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities’ Graduate School is a precondition for employment as a PhD student. A description of the PhD study programme is available here.EligibilityApplicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent, or expect to receive such by 31 August 2011. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master’s program.Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by The Danish Agency for International Education to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. More information about The Danish Agency for International Education is available here. Application procedureApplications shall be submitted via the electronic application system efond.The following enclosures to the application need to be submitted:* A certified copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma* A certified copy of transcript of records* If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.Application deadline: 3 February 2011ContactFor any further questions, please contact the PhD Centre by e-mail ([email protected]) or tel. +45 24 94 25 54 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.00 og 12.00 AM).The official webpage. LinkedIn 0center_img Danish Government Scholarship for MSc in Engineering 2020 FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships Reddit January 13, 2011 Published by mlahtov Tweet University Startup World Cup 2019 Human Rights Research Partnership, Denmark →last_img read more

Relief for Nigeria’s DISCOs through $500m World Bank support project

first_img Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The Nigeria Distribution Sector Recovery Programme (DISREP) will help improve service quality, as well as the financial and technical performance of distribution companies by providing financing based on performance and reduction of losses. In addition, financial support will be provided to private distribution companies only on the achievement of results in terms of access connections, improved financial management and network expansion.  Specifically, it will ensure that distribution companies make necessary investments to rehabilitate networks, install electric meters for more accurate customer billing and to improve quality of service for those already connected to the grid. According to Kulichenko, the programme will also make meters available at affordable prices to all consumers in Nigeria, “a long pending demand of Nigerians”. Generation The programme will reduce the CO2 emissions of the Nigerian power sector by reducing technical losses, increasing energy efficiency, replacing diesel and biomass with grid-electricity, and investing more in on- and offgrid renewable energy.  NOPPAKHOON SRIKOOLNA The World Bank has approved $500 million to support the government of Nigeria in improving its electricity distribution sector. DISREP supports the development of regulatory guidance on climate-resilient infrastructure and facilitates the inclusion of climate risks in decision making. UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Finance and Policy Have you read?Nigeria: Confusion about the latest electricity tariffs increase Nataliya Kulichenko, World Bank task team leader for the project, explained:“The programme will only be eligible to those DISCOs that transparently declare their performance reports to public with actual flow of funds based on strict verification of achieved performance targets by an independent third party.” It will also help strengthen the financial and technical management of DISCOs to improve the transparency and accountability of the distribution sector.  center_img The project will help boost electricity access by improving the performance of the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) through a large-scale metering programme. This project complements the support provided under the Power Sector Recovery Operation (PSRO)approved in June 2020.  RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DISCOs play an important role in energy access BRICS News from our archivesNigeria: Gov and discos will sign a performance improvement plan TAGSdiscosNigeriarevenue managementWorld Bank Previous articleOp-ed: Make your voice heard about new nuclear power in South AfricaNext articleBrazil: Energy efficiency report highlights COVID-19 impact Nicolette Pombo-van ZylAs the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention. Eighty-five million Nigerians do not have access to grid electricity. This represents 43% of the country’s population making the West Africa country the largest energy access deficit in the world. The lack of reliable power is a significant constraint for citizens and businesses, resulting on annual economic losses estimated at $26.2 billion (₦10.1 trillion). This loss is equivalent to about 2% of the GDP. Have you watched?Morning Coffee: Build back better in Nigeria Nigeria’s policy support looks to the future Chaudhuri added: “The operation will help improve the financial viability of the DISCOs and increase revenues for the whole Nigerian power sector, which is critical to save scarce fiscal resources and create jobs by increasing the productivity of private and public enterprises”. According to the 2020 World Bank Doing Business report, Nigeria ranks 171 out of 190 countries in getting electricity and electricity access is seen as one of the major constraints for the private sector. Shubham Chaudhuri, World Bank Country Director, commented: “Improving access and reliability of power is key to reduce poverty and unlocking economic growth in the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic.”last_img read more

In Harrison County

first_imgMississippi is home to multibillion-dollar bases — such as Keesler Air Force Base and Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport in Harrison County — that provide thousands of jobs and award millions in contracts to local businesses.Other important factors in Harrison County’s economy are its Gulf Coast location — the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport is the third-busiest container port on the Gulf of Mexico — and convenient access to all markets in North America and Latin America, as well as its foreign trade zone designation. Shipbuilding, aerospace, advanced materials, defense and marine science are all industries drawn to the coast and its deep-water ports. Seafood has been an economic staple of the area for years.The largest employers in the county are composed of military bases, health care facilities and casinos, which require a diverse workforce. Harrison County’s central location along Interstate 10 allows it to attract workers from neighboring communities such as New Orleans or Mobile, Alabama.In July 2018, Harrison County posted a 4.9 percent unemployment rate, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. According to U.S. Census, the county’s median household income for 2012-2016 was $43,095.TransportationMajor transportation routes in Harrison County make the region a key venue for the delivery of goods. U.S. Highway 90 runs along the Gulf of Mexico beaches and local casinos, connecting Biloxi to Gulfport and points westward and eastward. The Biloxi Bay Bridge, an important artery, was rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina and was fully reopened in April 2008. Interstate 10 passes through northern parts of Biloxi, connecting the region to larger hubs of transport, including Phoenix, Los Angles, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans and more.Perched on the Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Port is one of Mississippi’s four state-owned seaports. Biloxi’s port handles about 3.5 million tons of primarily domestic cargo annually. In addition to moving large quantities of goods, the area around Biloxi Port is home to many casinos, riverboats and outdoor entertainment venues. The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport is the third-busiest container port on the Gulf of Mexico, with convenient access to all markets in North America and Latin America. Shipbuilding, aerospace, advanced materials, defense and marine science are all industries drawn to the coast and its deep-water ports.Natural ResourcesThe Gulfport-Biloxi metropolitan area’s location directly on the Mississippi Sound makes it a prime spot for seafood and tourism. Fish, oysters, shrimp, crabs — all have been plentiful contributions to the local economy. At the turn of the century, Biloxi had become the Seafood Capital of the World. In the 1920s there were more than 40 seafood factories occupying the cannery districts in the region. With its year-round pleasant climate, sandy beaches, multiple golf courses and more, the region is a perfect vacation destination for those seeking outdoor recreation and relaxation.In addition to being a vacation destination, Biloxi has a long history with gaming. Though technically illegal in its golden era of the 1940s, open gambling wasn’t officially outlawed until the 1950s. The reintroduction of legal dockside gambling in 1992 transformed the area, bringing millions of dollars of stimulus in the form of casinos, hotels and resorts.While Harrison County’s proximity to the ocean has been a boon to its economy, the area took an enormous economic hit from damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Hurricane-force winds persisted for 17 hours, damaging 90 percent of the buildings along the coast in Biloxi and Gulfport. The region continues to seek a balance between economic recovery and hurricane protection zones; Biloxi has planned redevelopment of commercial properties south of Highway 90.Military Economic ImpactKeesler Air Force Base and Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport have enjoyed a close collaboration with the surrounding communities since each installation was established.With their combined workforce of nearly 16,000 — including military, civil service and private contractors — Keesler AFB had a $1.57 billion total adjusted economic impact on the surrounding communities in 2017, according to the most recent Keesler Air Force Base Economic Impact Analysis, and NCBC Gulfport had a $365.3 million economic impact in 2014, according to its most recent figures.last_img read more

CLA expands management teams

first_imgFrank de Jong joins CLA as chief operations officer, having most recently served as director of product development at CargoLogicManagement. In his new role, he will be responsible for flight, ground and technical operations. De Jong succeeds Sten Rossby, who takes up another executive role in the industry.CLA has also appointed Freddie Overton to the commercial team, responsible for driving the expansion of CLA’s transatlantic operations. Prior to joining CLA, Overton served as regional director for Europe and the Americas at IAG Cargo. Sean Pettit has joined the CLA management team as head of financial control; Sarah Owen is promoted to the role of head of the operations control centre. The appointments come as CLA prepares for the next stage of its fleet expansion. Subject to regulatory approvals, the carrier will take delivery of its fourth Boeing 747-400ERF in October 2018.www.cargologicair.comlast_img read more

Paul Kennedy leads Irish domination of Bolesworth four-star Grand Prix with victory aboard Irish Sport Horse Cartown Danger Mouse

first_img Tags: Limerick’s Paul Kennedy and Jane Kennedy-owned Irish Sport Horse mare Cartown Danger Mouse have taken victory in today’s (Sunday) four-star 1m60 Grand Prix sponsored by Equerry, at Bolesworth International in the UK.A thrilling jump-off saw Kennedy (pictured above) outpace his fellow countryman Billy Twomey, with the 24-year-old Limerick rider collecting a first prize of €33,000.Cork-born Twomey had taken the lead with the Kim Barzilay-owned Kimba Flamenco with a clear round in 38.65 seconds. However Kennedy knocked .09 of a second off that target when last to go. Twomey would finish as runner-up, while Britain’s John Whitaker took third place with Cassinis Chaplin. Richard Howley and Dolores came home in sixth for Ireland while Clem McMahon also finished in the top 10 with PacatoIt was Kennedy’s second win at Bolesworth having also taken the top prize in Friday’s feature competition again riding Cartown Danger Mouse, while the pair were also part of the winning Irish Nations Cup team recently in Lisbon.BREEDINGCartown Danger Mouse (ISH) – 2006 bay mare by Harlequin Du Carel (SF) out of Missy Boo (ISH). Bred by Paul G Kennedy, Co. Limerick. Owner: Jane Kennedy. Rider: Paul Kennedy (IRL) 17 June 2018, 18:03 Home  »  General  »  Paul Kennedy leads Irish domination of Bolesworth four-star Grand Prix with victory aboard Irish Sport Horse Cartown Danger Mouse Paul Kennedy leads Irish domination of Bolesworth four-star Grand Prix with victory aboard Irish Sport Horse Cartown Danger Mouse last_img read more

Bournemouth, Watford and West Brom target subject of £8.3m bid from Marseille

first_img1 Marseille have made a £8.3m bid for Bournemouth, Watford and West Brom target Morgan Sanson.The midfielder is in high demand during the January transfer window and Montpellier president Louis Nicollin has said he can leave if an offer between £8.5m to £13m is made.Bournemouth, Watford and West Brom are all interested in the 22-year-old, but as of yet none of the trio has placed a bid.And, according to L’Equipe, they risk missing out on Sanson as Marseille have made a formal offer of £8.3m.The French club have reportedly already had an opening bid rejected and they are hopeful these improved terms can accelerate talks.Montpellier president Nicollin is likely to consider Marseille’s new offer still low, however, which could allow the Premier League trio back into the running to sign Sanson. Morgan Sanson has captured the eye with a series of fine performances this season last_img read more

Spencer, Auburndale sending multiple entries to state after big day at WIAA Division 3 Rosholt Track Sectional

first_imgColumbus Catholic also has one athlete moving onBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterROSHOLT — The Spencer track team will be well-represented at next week’s WIAA State Track & Field Championships after seven individuals qualified in 12 events, and two girls relays teams moved on with top-four finishes at the WIAA Division 3 sectional Thursday at Rosholt High School.Senior Noah Zastrow and his freshman sister Hannah Zastrow combined for eight berths at the state meet, which will be June 2-3 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.Noah Zastrow won the pole vault with a vault of 14 feet 7 inches and will return to state in the event for the fourth-straight year. He placed third his freshman and sophomore seasons before taking second last year at state.Noah Zastrow also finished third in the 110-meter hurdles (15.67) and the 300 hurdles (41.81) and was fourth in the long jump (20 feet, 5½ inches) to qualify for state in all four of his events.Hannah Zastrow won the girls high jump (5-3) and the 100 hurdles (16.67) and was second in the pole vault (9-3) behind teammate Johanna Ellefson (11-0), who is the defending Division 3 state champion in the event.Ellefson also teamed with Delaney Eichman, Kaily Northup, and Hannah Zastrow to take second in the 400-meter relay, finishing in 51.57 seconds.The other Spencer girls state qualifier was the 800 girls relay team of Lauren Faber, Liz Endreas, Eichman, and Northup (1:50.86).For the Spencer boys, Max Johnson was second in the shot put (52-3¼), Logan Zschernitz was third in the shot put (49-6) and fourth in the discus (140-1), Jacob Miller took third in the pole vault (12-3), and Aaron Pankratz finished fourth in the 400 (51.96) to also advance to La Crosse.Marshfield Columbus Catholic has one state meet qualifier as freshman Jessica Jakopin placed third in the girls shot put with a toss of 34-8½.The Auburndale girls, winner of its first-ever Marawood Conference South Division championship earlier this month, will also be well-represented in La Crosse as three individuals and two relay teams earned top-three finishes at the sectional.Rachel Gronemeyer will return to the state meet in the 400 after taking second in 1:02.20. Her teammate Isabella Jewell just missed out in the event, taking fifth in 1:02.57, less than 1 second behind the fourth-place finisher.Jewell will still be going to state, however, as she teamed with Gronemeyer, Kali Karl, and Isabelle Hilber to take second in the 1,600 relay in 4:09.61.Also moving on to state for the Apaches were Hilber in the 200 (third, 27.16), Karl in the 800 (third, 2:23.93), and the 3,200 relay team of Taylor Stanton, Vanessa Mitchell, Macie Schmeiser, and Karl (third, 10:07.23).(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2017 WIAA Division 3 Track & Field SectionalsMay 25, at Rosholt High SchoolGirlsTeam scores: 1. Edgar 82; 2. Wild Rose 78; 3. Oshkosh Lourdes 61; 4. Spencer 56; 5. Iola-Scandinavia 52; 6. Wausau Newman Cahtolic 44; 7. Auburndale 43; 8. Rosholt 42; 9. Stevens Point Pacelli 34; 10. Crivitz 30; 11. Marathon 29; 12. Gresham/Bowler 23; 13. Loyal 21; 14. Three Lakes 20; 15. Pittsville 18; 16. Tri-County 13; 17. Suring 11; 18. Wisconsin Rapids Assumption and Tigerton 8; 20. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 7; 21. Neenah St. Mary Catholic 6; 22. Lena/St. Thomas Academy 5; 23. Marion 3; 24. Oshkosh Valley Christian, Manawa and Gillett 2; 27. Coleman and Port Edwards 1.Top 4 in each event qualify for WIAA State MeetHigh jump: 1. Hannah Zastrow (SP) 5-3; 2. Reanne Kietlinski (GB) 5-2; 3. Katie Stegeman (SUR) 5-2; 4. Rylie Vaughn (WNC) 5-1; 6. Sabrina Vircks (SP) 5-1.Long jump: 1. Maya Dix (WR) 17-3.5; 2. Leighten Fischer (IS) 17-2.5; 3. Kortnie Volk (TL) 16-7; 4. Julianne Barkholz (WNC) 16-5.5.Shot put: 1. Katelyn Schmidt (MAR) 36-8; 2. Izzy Gemza (ROS) 35-2.5; 3. Jessica Jakopin (MCC) 34-8.5; 4. Raechel Russo (OL) 34-6.5.3,200 relay: 1. Oshkosh Lourdes (Emily Foley, Katie Van Scyoc, Carly Vandenhouten, Ellen Moore) 9:47.32; 2. Rosholt (Riley Walski, Jenna Trzebiatowski, Brittany Gagas, Jordan Zdroik) 9:50.53; 3. Auburndale (Taylor Stanton, Vanessa Mitchell, Macie Schmeiser, Kali Karl) 10:07.23; 4. Stevens Point Pacelli (Elizabeth Cisweski, Grace VanHandel, Grace Engebretson, Christonna Shafranski) 10:11.56; 8. Marshfield Columbus Catholic (Morgan Albrecht, Natalie Pospyhalla, Hannah Grubofski, Melanie Lang) 11:18.87.100 hurdles: 1. Zastrow (SP) 16.67; 2. Daria Hoesly (ED) 16.85; 3. Edrea Kubista (LOY) 16.87; 4. Katie Craig (TC) 16.88.100: 1. Ashley Caswell (WR) 12.71; 2. Barkholz (WNC) 12.88; 3. Fischer (IS) 12.96; 4. Allison Stewart (GB) 13:06; 6. Isabelle Hilber (AUB) 13.41; 8. Delaney Eichman (SP) 13.71.800 relay: 1. Wild Rose (Caswell, Dix, Olivia Jenkinson, Olivia Bennot) 1:47.44; 2. Oshkosh Lourdes (Delaney Gresser, Kelsey Schwochert, Alexis Rolph, Joely Hurkman) 1:48.06; 3. Spencer (Lauren Faber, Liz Endreas, Eichman, Kaily Northup) 1:50.86; 4. Edgar (Kamryn Butt, Lydia Myszka, Rachel Heiden, Bailey Imhoff) 1:51.08; 13. Auburndale (Anna Biehoffer, Natasha Neve, Skyler Wolff, Alexandra Wolf) 2:03.85.400: 1. Barkholz (WNC) 59.06; 2. Rachel Gronemeyer (AUB) 1:02.20; 3. Candice Milne (WR) 1:02.45; 4. Grace VanHandel (SPP) 1:02.50; 5. Isabella Jewell (AUB) 1:02.57.400 relay: 1. Edgar (Butt, Imhoff, Hoesly, Macey Wirkus) 51.55; 2. Spencer (Eichman, Johanna Ellefson, Northup, Zastrow) 51.57; 3. Wild Rose (Addy Lauritzen, Jenkinson, Bennot, Dix) 51.85; 4. Loyal (Edrea Kubista, Rachel Hederer, Gabrielle Hederer, Bailey Waldhauser) 52.12.300 hurdles: 1. Wirkus (ED) 45.11; 2. Fischer (IS) 46.46; 3. Craig (TC) 49.01; 4. Lonna Minniecheske (TIG) 49.05.200: 1. Barkholz (WNC) 25.93; 2. Caswell (WR) 26.13; 3. Hilber (AUB) 27.16; 4. Stewart (GB) 27.19.3,200: 1. Erika Kistinge (IS) 11:30.96; 2. Trzebiatowski (ROS) 11:31.88; 3. Marissa Ellenbecker (ED) 11:33.78; 4. Zdroik (ROS) 11:34.82; 14. Anna Kollross (AUB) 13:44.40; 15. Pospyhalla (MCC) 13:51.84.1,600 relay: 1. Oshkosh Lourdes (Emily Foley, Kelsey Schwochert, Van Scyoc, Rolph) 4:07.71; 2. Auburndale (Gronemeyer, Jewell, Karl, Hilber) 4:09.61; 3. Stevens Point Pacelli (Grace Engebretson, Jennelle Higgins, VanHandel, Shafranski) 4:10.18; 4. Iola-Scandinavia (Makenna Brown, Beacom, Kistinge, Fischer) 4;11.10; 9. Spencer (Lauren Faber, Endreas, Vircks, Northup) 4;29.21.Discus: 1. Schmidt (MAR) 106-2; 2. Emalee Johnsen (CRIV) 102-6; 3. Amanda Piotrowski (PIT) 102-0; 4. Morgan VanLanen (CRIV) 100-9; 13. Jakopin (MCC) 79-9; 16. Sam Jensen (AUB) 73-10.Pole vault: 1. Ellefson (SP) 11-0; 2. Zastrow (SP) 9-3; 3. Ana Klein (PIT) 9-0; 4. Daisy Campbell (TL) 9-0; 7. Julianna Kollross (AUB) 8-0.Triple jump: 1. Wirkus (ED) 36-2.5; 2. Butt (ED) 35-1.25; 3. Dix (WR) 34-5.25; 4. Kietlinski (GB) 33-6.25; 11. Jewell (AUB) 32-1.25.1,600: 1. Kistinge (IS) 5:19.54; 2. Ellenbecker (ED) 5:27.33; 3. Cisweski (SPP) 5:29.77; 4. Moore (OL) 5:31.78; 11. Mitchell (AUB) 6:07.15; 14. Leah Nieman (SP) 6:31.01.800: 1. Emily Foley (OL) 2:19.11; 2. Ellenbecker (ED) 2:20.07; 3. Karl (AUB) 2:23.93; 4. Candice Milne (WR) 2:24.51; 9. Stanton (AUB) 2:35.14.—BoysTeam scores: 1. Coleman 63; 2. Spencer 60; 3. Rosholt 55; 4. Wild Rose and Marathon 48; 6. Suring 38; 7. Stevens Point Pacelli 37; 8. Neenah St. Mary Catholic 35; 9. Loyal 33; 10. Edgar 32; 11. Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 31; 12. Pittsville and Oshkosh Valley Christian 30; 14. Shiocton 28; 15. Wausau Newman Catholic 21; 16. Northland Lutheran 18; 17. Three Lakes and Oshkosh Lourdes 14; 19. Oneida Nation and Tri-County 12; 21. Manawa 11; 22. Florence/Niagara 9; 23. Crivitz 7; 24. Marshfield Columbus Catholic 6; 25. Gilett 3; 26. Almond-Bancroft, Auburndale and Iola-Scandinavia 2.Top 4 in each event qualify for WIAA State MeetDiscus: 1. Bryce Seubert (MAR) 155-1; 2. Josh Pillath (COL) 144-11; 3. Ben Veverka (WRA) 142-4; 4. Logan Zschernitz (SP) 140-1.Pole vault: 1. Noah Zastrow (SP) 14-7; 2. Mitch Stegeman (SUR) 12-6; 3. Jacob Miller (SP) 12-3; 4. Zach Anklam (MAR) 12-0.Triple jump: 1. David Burgess (NL) 43-4.25; 2. Karson Butt (ED) 42-7.25; 3. David Lauritzen (WR) 41-10.75; 4. Gunnar Patz (COL) 41-8.110 high hurdles: 1. Pillath (COL) 14.78; 2. Clayton Shears (SHI) 15.25; 3. Zastrow (SP) 15.67; 4. Mike Fitzgerald (WR) 15.99.100: 1. Chris Snook (PIT) 11.16; 2. Patz (COL) 11.23; 3. Jordan Lacey (NSMC) 11.34; 4. William Vollmar (SUR) 11.44.1,600: 1. Wesley Schiek (OVC) 4:29.44; 2. T. Jackson Moore (OL) 4:29.87; 3. Conner Dolan (WRA) 4:30.24; 4. Adam Rzentkowski (ROS) 4:30.50.800 relay: 1. Loyal (Devin Witt, Skylar Ruggles, Parker Leffel, Dalton Kroening) 1:33.46; 2. Wild Rose (Paul Hernandez, David Lauritzen, Tommy Friday, Nolan Jenkinson) 1:33.47; 3. Stevens Point Pacelli (Jesse Vaughan, Cale Jakusz, Richard Zupan, Alexander Schmitz) 1:34.32; 4. Manawa (Zach Kreklow, Brett Zielke, Ethan Hass, Bo Koehn) 1:34.42; 6. Marshfield Columbus Catholic (Leo Pittsley, David Nielsen, Jose Martin, Nadim Torbey) 1:35.21; 7. Spencer (Rylie Schmidt, Isaiah Schilling, Mason Barth, Miller) 1:36.23.400: 1. Snook (PIT) 50.84; 2. Nate Weisenbeck (WRA) 51.06; 3. Andrew Blanker (SPP) 51.23; 4. Aaron Pankratz (SP) 51.96; 7. Carver Empey (AUB) 53.10.400 relay: 1. Edgar (Alec Hafferman, Tyler Sommer, Butt, Mason Stoudt0 44.93; 2. Wausau Newman Catholic (Raymond Meyer, Sawyer Berumen, Braxton Resch, Connor Miller) 45.13; 3. Loyal (Witt, Ruggles, Leffel, Kroening) 45.14; 4. Stevens Point Pacelli (Vaughan, Jakusz, Zupan, Schmitz) 45.68.300 hurdles: 1. Pillath (COL) 39.84; 2. Shears (SHI) 41.46; 3. Zastrow (SP) 41.81; 4. Mason Malm (LOY) 42.68.200: 1. Patz (COL) 22.71; 2. Snook (PIT) 22.96; 3. William Vollmar (SUR) 23.04; 4. Lacey (NSMC) 23.24; 8. Leo Pittsley (MCC) NT; failed to qualify for finals – Pankratz (SP) 24.35.1,600 relay: 1. Rosholt (Cade Bowker, Sawyer Fleming, Cole Bembenek, Cody Niewiadomski) 3:28.36; 2. Stevens Point Pacelli (Alexander Schmitz, Blanker, Hayden Jurgella, Daniel Mitch) 3:29.96; 3. Wild Rose (Friday, Paul Hernandez, Lauritzen, Hayden Schwartzman) 3:31.35; 4. Oshkosh Lourdes (Moore, Marshall Pecore, Colyar Newton, Axel Frank) 3:33.37; 10. Spencer (Schilling, Collin Neiman, Barth, Schmidt) 3:48.42.High jump: 1. John Christensen (SUR) 6-2; 2. Luke Ferro (SPP) 6-2; 3. Pillath (COL) 6-1; 4. Burgess (NL) 6-1; 9. Miller (SP) 5-6.Long jump: 1. Lacey (NSMC) 20-8.5; 2. Knutson (TC) 20-8; 3. Butt (ED) 20-6; 4. Zastrow (SP) 20-5.5; 13. Empey (AUB) 18-8.25.Shot put: 1. Seubert (MAR) 52-6.5; 2. Max Johnson (SP) 52-3.25; 3. Zschernitz (SP) 49-6; 4. Michael Lang (MAR) 49-0.3,200 relay: 1. Rosholt (Bembenek, Rzentkowski, Bowker, Fleming) 8:22.94; 2. Wild Rose (Friday, Jacob Lund, William Dorsett, Schwartman) 8:29.09; 3. Neenah St. Mary Catholic (Jospeh Porter, Brandon Wagner, Connor Trader, Ethan Unruh) 8:30.68; 4. Marathon (Evan Pilgrim, Cameron Schilling, Nathan Franke, Joe Kraimer) 8:31.03; 6. Marshfield Columbus Catholic (Peyton Nystrom, Jon Viegut, Joshua Guyer, Jeremiah Giles) 8:40.97; 10. Auburndale (Darren Kieffer, Matt Leick, Gage Stoflet, Paul Peplinski) 9:14.46.3,200: 1. Schiek (OVC) 9:50.78; 2. Rzentkowski (ROS) 10:00.05; 3. Dolan (WRA) 10:01.24; 4. Lorenz Jordan (ON) 10:09.11; 11. Guyer (MCC) 10:55.09; 16. Benny Frericks (MCC) 11:24.19.800: 1. Schiek (OVC) 2:01.88; 2. Bowker (ROS) 2:02.14; 3. Fleming (ROS) 2:02.77; 4. Caleb Jones (FN) 2:04.05; 8. Neiman (SP) 2:08.69; 9. Nystrom (MCC) 2:09.12.last_img read more

Kiva Now Allows You to Invest in US Small Businesses

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#enterprise Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Is Giving in the U.S. As Good?Poverty is poverty.There’s no doubt that even prior to the credit crisis, U.S. small business had trouble getting capital. But the cold fact remains that $1,000 provides more leverage to a small business in Ghana than it does to one in Palo Alto. Microfinance for entrepreneurs in highly-developed countries may simply not be the most efficient use of funds to help small business.Another facet to the new Kiva program is the potential for lenders from other countries to finance U.S small business. The vision Kiva sees, with a “Guatemalan woman making a loan to an entrepreneur in Detroit”, might border on absurdity in the eyes of some. Admittedly though, lending through Kiva doesn’t revolve around economic efficiency. The incentive for lenders is one of emotion, of choosing the entrepreneur that you feel most needs a loan, and then seeing your investment have a positive effect. With that notion in mind, expanding Kiva in to the U.S. during an economic crisis might just be a brilliant move. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now steven walling Today, the much-lauded microlender Kiva announced it will begin a pilot program of loans to U.S. small enterprise. Kiva began in Africa, and after four years has since expanded to 44 countries, mostly in the developing world.The test will start with 45 U.S. businesses, ranging from baked goods deliveries to child care and taxi drivers. For now, the loans are limited to New York and California, though Kiva is actively seeking new Field Partners to move in to more regions in the U.S.The Kiva platform works basically as a middle man, providing profiles of entrepreneurs for lenders to choose from, collecting the funds to be distributed through Kiva partners, and giving the capital back to lenders (either to re-lend, keep, or donate to Kiva) once a loan has been repaid. To date, more than $75 million for entrepreneurs in the developing world has been raised through the site. The Pilot ProgramKiva will work with two initial field partners for its U.S. loans: ACCION USA, a non-profit microfinance institute, and Opportunity Fund, a community development fund which works in California. A handful of the more popular entrepreneurs – such as in catering, child or elder care, and retail – have already been fully-funded or near to it. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Top 10 Facebook “Places” Includes Company HQ

first_imgAccording to social media software maker Wildfire, the top 10 spots for Facebook check-ins include several airports, Disneyland, Times Square NYC and, um…Facebook headquarters. That’s right. Out of Facebook’s nearly 700 million users around the world, the offices of Facebook are seeing enough check-ins to make the company’s top 10. What does that mean for Facebook Places? Is the service not seeing the adoption Facebook would like?Top 10 Facebook Places by Check-insAccording to the data, the top 10 locations are as follows:Chicago O’Hare International Airport – 219,000 check-insSan Francisco International Airport – 211,00 check-insDisneyland – 206,000 check-insHartsfield International Airport – 167,000 check-insTimes Square NYC -131,000 check-insDenver International Airport – 129,000 check-insFacebook HQ, Palo Alto, CA – 114,000 check-insSeattle-Tacoma International Airport – 105,000 check-insPhiladelphia International Airport – 104,000 check-insBoston Logan International Airport – 84,000 check-insFacebook vs. FoursquareWhile these numbers are certainly respectable, Fast Company took this data a step further, and compared them to Foursquare’s numbers. The results? Foursquare is holding its own against Facebook, despite having fewer total users (9.5 million, says AdAge).For example:Chicago O’Hare International Airport – 214,000 check-insSan Francisco International Airport – 258,000 check-insTimes Square NYC -51,000 check-insFacebook HQ, Palo Alto, CA – 5,772 check-ins (but Foursquare HQ – 11,600 check-ins)Boston Logan International Airport – 66,908 check-insCheck-Ins, Deals Not Enough?That’s impressive for the location-based startup Foursquare, based in New York. And it may speak to a larger issue with Facebook Places – check-ins, and even the possibility of “deals” or “offers” may not be enough to encourage users to adopt this new behavior. Although Facebook has more users performing check-ins due to the sheer size of its social network, the percentage of Facebook users participating in this behavior is still quite small.Meanwhile, Foursquare is offering a dedicated check-in experience, with an ecosystem built around the behavior, including gaming-based incentives like points, badges and leaderboards in addition to deals and tips (i.e., notes about the venue). This formula appears to be successful – Foursquare is growing like mad, reaching 7 million users in February, 8 million by April and now, apparently, closing in on 10 million.In addition, when The WSJ recently crunched Foursquare’s numbers over the course of a week to produce these amazing charts and graphs, Foursquare’s HQ didn’t even make the top 50 list of most popular venues. (It did make the top offices list, though – as #38). While not exactly an apples to apples comparison, the data here is in sharp contradiction to what we see on Facebook, where it seems that some of Places’ most engaged users are Facebook employees themselves.Sources: AdAge, Fast Company, WSJ A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos sarah perez Related Posts center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#Location#Trends#web last_img read more