By Paul Lecker Sports ReporterMARSHFIELD – The Marshfield girls golf team had its strongest finish of the season, taking second place at the final leg of the Clover Valley Golf League Tournament on Thursday at Marshfield Country Club.The Tigers shot a combined score of 190 to finish in second place, 10 shots behind Stevens Point. Osseo-Fairchild was third by three shots over Eau Claire Regis.Stevens Point’s team victory, along with O-F taking third, left the two in a tie for the overall conference championship.Marshfield, the defending Clover Valley champion, pushed its way into fourth place in the overall team standings.Molly Field again led the Tigers, finishing fifth with a 45. She ended up third in the final individual standings to earn first-team all-Clover Valley honors.Ana Jensen tied for seventh with a 47, Jordyn Fitzgerald tied for 10th with a 48, and Patty Jo Bloczynski had a 50 for the Tigers.Jensen ended up 11th and Fitzgerald in a tie for 12th in the final individual standings, and were named honorable mention all-Clover Valley.Hannah Otteveare of Eau Claire Regis and Amanda Peterson of Osseo-Fairchild tied for the top spot in the individual standings.Marshfield will compete at the WIAA Division 1 regional next Wednesday at Sparta.Clover Valley Golf LeagueMeet No. 6, Sept. 25 at Marshfield Country ClubTeam scores: Stevens Point 180, Marshfield 190, Osseo-Fairchild 196, Eau Claire Regis 199, Wisconsin Rapids 204, Stanley-Boyd 205, Neillsville 235.Top 10 individuals and Marshfield scores: 1. Mary McDonald (SP) 38; 2. Jessica Barber (SP) and Amanda Pederson (OF) 43; 4. Hannah Otteveare (ECR) 44; 5. Molly Field (MAR) 45; 6. Megan Pokrandt (ECR) 46; 7. Ana Jensen (MAR), Cierra Botcher (WR) and Kayla Thomas (WR) 47; 10. Jordyn Fitzgerald (MAR) and McKenzie Wilson (OF) 48; Patty Jo Bloczynski (MAR) 50; Roma Shah (MAR) 64.Overall final standingsTeam standings: 1. Osseo-Fairchild and Stevens Point 70; 3. Eau Claire Regis 64; 4. Marshfield 48; 5. Stanley-Boyd 40; 6. Wisconsin Rapids 30; 7. Neillsville 12.First-team all-Clover Valley: 1. Hannah Otteveare (ECR) and Amanda Peterson (OF) 48; 3. Molly Field (MAR) 45; 4. McKenzie Wilson (OF) 42; 5. Mary McDonald (SP) 42.Second-team all-Clover Valley: 6. Megan Pokrandt (ECR) 32; 7. Cierra Botcher (WR) 30; 8. Aly Wedward (OF) and Jessica Barber (SP) 23; 10. Julia Szepieniec (ECR) 22.Honorable mention all-Clover Valley: 11. Ana Jensen (MAR) 20; 12. Katie Kiraly (SB) and Jordyn Fitzgerald (MAR) 18; 14. Mary Beth Callahan (ECR) 16; Brooke Tuszka (SP) and Kayla Thomas (WR) 13.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com).
Immigration reform is fully under way as the “Gang of Eight,” a group of Republican and Democratic senators, introduced its bi-partisan immigration reform bill on April 18. Human resources professionals around the country are paying close attention as passage of the bill could profoundly affect their internal processes and overall talent management strategies. Many HR pros — who may also be required to use the E-Verify system — are also just getting their arms around the new I-9 form, which includes several improvements to minimize errors in completion. The changes include:Adding data fields, including the employee’s foreign passport information (if applicable) and telephone and e-mail addresses.Improving the form’s instructions.Revising the layout of the form, and expanding the form from one to two pages (not including the form instructions and the List of Acceptable Documents).LawLogix Group VP & General Counsel John Fay added that “It’s absolutely critical for HR to develop new policies and guidelines around the new form in order to ensure a smooth transition and decrease the potential for confusion or inconsistent practices.” He told SHRM Online, “We received a ton of questions concerning the telephone number and e-mail address fields, and so I can only imagine how this may impact organizations who hire on a frequent basis. It may seem trivial, but with I-9 compliance, every little change matters.”What do you think about the new I-9 form? How is it affecting your job as an HR professional?Join @weknownext at 3 p.m. on April 24 for #Nextchat with Justin Storch of The American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) @ACIPimmigration and Daniel Brown, Partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP (@DBrown367). We’ll chat about how the new I-9 form is affecting HR department processes and procedures and answer questions you may have on its implementation.Q1. As an HR pro, what are the biggest problems you encounter with verifying employment status?Q2. How have you revised HR processes and procedures to accommodate the new I-9?Q3. What problems with the old I-9 were not addressed in the new form?Q4. As an HR pro, will the new I-9 form make your job and work authorization easier?Q5. If you could redesign the form, what changes would you include to make administration easier for HR?Q6. What is your opinion of the E-Verify system and could/should it replace the I-9 in every state? Q7. What questions do you have about the new I-9?
Lately, we have seen a number of interesting attempts to combine various social networks and other social media services into one application. EventBox is a good example of this. It’s an interesting Mac-only application that combines Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Reddit, Instapaper, and Google Reader into a sleek desktop application. From within the application, you can easily check and update your Twitter and Facebook streams, read your feeds, or check up on the most recent stories on Reddit. You can also upload photos to both Flickr and Facebook. frederic lardinois Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Tags:#Product Reviews#social networks#Social Web#web Twitter ClientFor most users, the most important part of EventBox is probably its Twitter client, and the good news is that this is also one of its strongest aspects though it does have its flaws. For example, you can easily create persistent searches and even though it is a bit cumbersome, you can also create groups within Eventbox’s Twitter client. To do so, you have to set up a folder by right-clicking on the Twitter icon, and then you can drag and drop different users or searches into this folder.Sadly, however, EventBox doesn’t seem to feature any support for URL-shorteners, which might be a deal-breaker for a lot of users.Correction: EventBox does support URL-shorteners – the feature is just a bit hidden in the General settings. EventBox also only gives you limited control over how often it pings Twitter’s API.Other ServicesThe Facebook client works like you would expect it to, with support for photo uploads and status updates, and the Google Reader integration also works well, as long as you don’t subscribe to too many feeds. Our standard Google Reader account, with far more than 1,000 feeds, crashed the application.In many ways, EventBox is very similar to Skimmer, which we reviewed a few weeks ago, and which, since then, has been updated with a version that addressed a lot of our issues with the original release, but the two programs feature support for different services.Get it Free from MacHeistOverall, Eventbox is a pretty interesting social media desktop client. It would be great if it supported a few more features, such as easier group creation for Twitter, or the ability to sort stories in Reddit (and maybe support for Digg), but it is definitely worth checking out if you are a Mac user. Normally, the application costs $15 after a free 14-day trial, but you can currently download a free version of EventBox from MacHeist. It is important to note, though, that while the MacHeist version is available for free without any limitations, any updates to the app that you initiate will start the 14-day shareware countdown.While you are there, also have a look at the MacHeist bundle that is currently available on MacHeist for $39. It features a number of interesting Mac applications, and 25% of every sale goes to charity. Also, after MacHeist reaches $400,000 in sales, a number of new applications will become available as part of the bundle. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
Muhammad Ali spends his time watching movies these days – not his own celluloid biography The Greatest which was released recently, but a film lasting just a couple of minutes. It shows Ali’s next challenger, Ernie Shavers, knocking out Jimmy Ellis with a right uppercut in the first round.Ali is,Muhammad Ali spends his time watching movies these days – not his own celluloid biography The Greatest which was released recently, but a film lasting just a couple of minutes. It shows Ali’s next challenger, Ernie Shavers, knocking out Jimmy Ellis with a right uppercut in the first round.Ali is undoubtedly impressed with Shavers and is taking him more seriously than he has his other opponents in the past. Shavers, who resembles a fearsome black Kojak, has the highest knockout percentage of any heavyweight in history. Of his 54 wins, only two opponents lasted the distance. Ali and Shavers come together at Madison Square Garden on September 29, and Ali realizes that this may be his moment of truth. Yet the Louisville Lip cannot resist his characteristic verbal one-two. “Hey, I got the angle,” he yells gleefully. “Because of his bald head, I’ll call him the Acorn. That’s it. The Acorn will fall in the garden.” But beneath all that bluster and blarney, Ali still possesses the shrewdest tactical brain in boxing. Shavers, known in the business as “a banger who breaks up”, generally runs out of stamina and ideas once the rounds nudge double figures. “Sure, he’ll be dangerous for five rounds,” Ali admits. “But after that, he’ll be wheezing like an old war-horse and I’ll lean over and whisper in his ear ‘Ernie, now you are out of gas, I’m gone kick your ass’.”Ali is firmly convinced that it will take a better man than Shavers to take over his crown. “If I get beat again, it won’t be by no big hitter. The type who gives me trouble is a Frazier or Norton who stay close, keep throwing punches and don’t get tired. There’s a lot of folk who say I’m over the top-too old and too fat. Well, I’m in shape, but maybe we can build up this fight by getting them to think this here nigger’s finished.”advertisementThe times when Ali drops the showman’s mask is when he talks of himself as a “Black Kissinger”. “Boxing and acting’s nothin’ compared to what I have to do. The world’s blacks are looking for a leader. Is there anyone better equipped than me to act as a troubleshooter for President Carter? Everyone knows me and most people respect me.”I’d love to go to South Africa to talk to them oppressed colored folks. And Rhodesia too. When I’ve finished fighting, in about eight months, maybe I’ll charter a plane and go out there.”You’d be surprised how many people come to me with their problems. I’ve just had a call from the secretary of Bangladesh, or something, who wants to come over and see me. Everywhere I go people ask my advise or say ‘Can you help us Ali?’ A lot just want money of course. I’ve earned 57 million dollars and I reckon I’ve given away three million in the last three years.”Recently, at the International Valour Award luncheon in London, Ali blandly suggested that a suitable introduction for himself would be “The world’s best-known, most respected and highest paid human”. Not the most modest of men, Ali, but still “The Greatest”.
The San Antonio Spurs lost Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series to the Rockets by 27 points. Then they lost veteran point guard Tony Parker for the remainder of the playoffs. In overtime of Game 5, emerging superstar Kawhi Leonard was forced to the bench with an injury, one that would keep him out of Game 6. This sequence of events would be too much for almost any basketball team to overcome in the span of a seven-game series.Unless that team is the San Antonio Spurs, of course, who on Thursday earned a Western Conference finals showdown with Golden State with a 39-point romp over Houston — on the road no less.Game 6 highlighted something that has been clear for a while now: The Spurs are the great chameleon of pro sports and have shown themselves to be capable of navigating just about any scenario thrown their way.After being bludgeoned by a barrage of 3-pointers in Game 1, coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs began defending James Harden’s pick-and-rolls far differently in Game 2, refusing to give the MVP candidate one-on-one looks around the basket even if it meant leaving certain shooters open. And while San Antonio deserves credit for largely staying faithful to its more traditional 2-big lineups involving LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol in this series, the team’s ability to go small — even without Parker or Leonard available — essentially delivered the knockout blow in Game 6.Guards Patty Mills, Dejounte Murray, Jonathon Simmons, Kyle Anderson and forward David Lee — who before the game had played together as a five-man unit for a grand total of zero seconds — went on a 13-0 run in less than three minutes during the second quarter. The Spurs, who used the streak to build an 18-point edge, shot 5-of-6 during that span. The Rockets went 0-of-4.And while Harden looked awful and not like himself Thursday, ample credit belongs to the Spurs for their defensive showing. At times, they smothered Houston with hard close-outs. According to SportVU, the Spurs moved at an average of 3.94 mph on defense in Game 6, 10 percent faster than they did in Game 5.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/incrediblehustle.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/spurshustle2.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Given Parker’s advanced age and declining play, some might downplay his injury and the impact it has on San Antonio. But consider this (putting aside that Parker had begun to play better just before the injury): The Spurs were at their best when Parker played well this season. San Antonio won 80 percent of Parker’s 25 best games of the year.1According to Basketball-Reference.com’s Game Score, which is calculated by taking into account a player’s box-score metrics.That San Antonio would be without him and Leonard in Game 6 understandably raised concerns about how the Spurs would get to the basket. After all, until Parker was injured, the duo had been combining for nearly 21 drives to the basket per game in the playoffs, according to SportVU. The other guards on the roster were combining for just under 11 drives a game.As it turns out, San Antonio may have been better equipped to rely on its bench than nearly any other elite team in NBA history. In all, 11 different Spurs logged at least 1,000 minutes this season, making the club the first 60-win team to play that many people for that amount of time, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Popovich, who used 27 different starting lineups this season, has long been known for his preference to rest his players when possible — even relatively young ones. The Spurs went 7-1 this past season when Leonard sat out.Playing without Leonard, who has grown increasingly reliant on isolation looks, allowed San Antonio to go back to the style of play it had become known for: dumping the ball down into the post, swinging it and finding the open man. Nearly 63 percent of the Spurs’ baskets on Thursday stemmed from an assist, a rate that would rank third among playoff teams. Before Game 6, the team’s 50 percent assist mark ranked 15th among the 16 clubs that reached the playoffs.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/machinelikebench.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Video Playerhttps://fivethirtyeight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/spursmachine.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.This is the franchise’s hallmark and the reason it’s reached the postseason for 20 consecutive years. San Antonio has always excelled at adapting over time. After the team found initial success with two Hall-of-Fame caliber big men, it didn’t hesitate to structure more of the team’s offense around a pair of penetrating perimeter players as the league’s rules changed2Aside from doing away with handchecking completely, the league more heavily emphasized defensive three-second violations, which is when a defensive player is whistled for standing in the paint for three seconds or more at a time without guarding anyone. The threat of being called for this opened up the paint for smaller guards. These changes took place in 2004. and David Robinson retired. When the NBA became enamored with hero ball, the Spurs eschewed that trend, opting to beat teams into the ground with beautiful, elite-level passing, which left defenses unable to keep up.3The Spurs passed the ball nearly 95 times more per game than LeBron James and the Miami Heat during the 2014 NBA Finals. Ironically, this version of the Spurs — a team that has a clear go-to guy and a couple of outside free-agent signings and is mortal in the sense that it’s finally dealing with key injuries — might be the most “normal” team we’ve seen in San Antonio in quite some time.It’s too soon to know whether any of this will ultimately matter against the Warriors, whose vastly superior roster figures to deliver an entirely different set of challenges than Houston’s did. But by now, one thing is clear: Don’t count out the Spurs. Because they seem to play best when they’re forced out of their comfort zone.Check out our latest NBA predictions.
Less than 24 hours after news broke that redshirt-senior running back Rod Smith had been dismissed from the Ohio State football team, coach Urban Meyer closed the door on a potential return to the team during the Big Ten teleconference.Meyer also addressed the College Football Playoff rankings — which are set to be released Tuesday at 7 p.m. — and talked about the status of redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett, who he said suffered a sprained MCL against Penn State over the weekend.Rod Smith Updates:Just a matter of minutes before going on the teleconference, Meyer released a statement regarding Smith’s departure from the team: “Rod Smith has left the Ohio State football team in order to deal with some personal issues. We will continue to support Rod and we wish him the best.”When asked if Smith could potentially return to the Buckeyes, Meyer said “no.” He added Smith will stay on scholarship and said he is on track to graduate in the summer.Meyer said Smith has “had issues really since he’s been at Ohio State…It is disappointing, but we wish him well.”He said the rest of the running backs “just gotta stay healthy” without Smith in the lineup. Meyer added redshirt-sophomore running backs Bri’onte Dunn and Warren Ball are players who might have to make bigger contributions.College Football PlayoffsMeyer said he plans to look at the rankings tomorrow, but said he won’t watch the selection show tonight due to practice. “Tonight’s a heavy gameplan night, so I won’t watch it,” he said.He said he hasn’t kept a close eye on the process, added he doesn’t think there’s much difference from the BCS rankings, just “four teams instead of two teams.”Meyer said he has not spoken with the people involved with the process about how the College Football Playoff selection will work.J.T. Barrett UpdatesMeyer said he wrote a note to Barrett’s parents with some DVDs of their son playing. “I think those ought to go in a shoebox somewhere,” he said.He said Barrett is “just a very serious guy who handles his business on and off the field.”He said he knows Barrett now, but didn’t a year and a half ago.Meyer on Barrett’s play against Penn State on Saturday: “It was a tough gritty performance, it wasn’t a great performance.”Meyer said Barrett is “getting treatment, and he’s gonna play.”He added he’ll “know more today” and said the trainers told him Barrett will be “somewhat limited today and full go tomorrow, on Wednesday.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to return to the field on Saturday against Illinois at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
Marcelo Brozovic’s ingenuity on Wednesday night denied Barcelona’s Luis Suarez an ideal way to beat the Inter Milan wall with his free-kickSuarez went for a low set-piece in a bid to fool the Inter players, who had formed a wall, by sneaking the ball underneath while they jumped to block the effort.But BT Sport revealed what Suarez didn’t count on was Brozovic’s resourcefulness after he went down on the ground and blocked the ball with his back.While the ball went out for a corner, Suarez could be seen glowering in disappointment.But injured team-mate Lionel Messi, who was watching from the stands at the Camp Nou as he continues his recovery from a fractured arm, could be seen chuckling.Unfortunately for Inter though, Brozovic’s initiative was not enough on the night as goals from Rafinha Alcantara and Jordi Alba sealed Barcelona a 2-0 Champions League win.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Lionel Messi’s reaction 😂That’s how to defend the under-the-wall free-kick ✅Marcelo Brozovic had done his homework this week… pic.twitter.com/7U8AKKQs5k— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 24, 2018