Badger of the Decade


first_imgTucker was named Big Ten Player of the Year and was a consensus First-Team All-American in 2007.[/media-credit]In the past decade, Wisconsin athletics experienced a Final Four berth, a dynamic Rose Bowl appearance and four combined national championships from the men’s and women’s hockey teams.And the Herald Sports Badger of the Decade wasn’t a part of any of that — making his accomplishments even more impressive.Alando Tucker earns our Best Badger of the Decade Award for his record-setting career, consistent dominance and overall effect on Wisconsin basketball.First the r?sum?:? Tucker became the first Badger to be a consensus First-Team All-American since 1942, and he was a finalist for every major national player of the year award.? Named Big Ten Player of the Year his senior season, Tucker led the conference in scoring at 20.0 points per game — the first-ever Badger to lead the league.? Finishing his career with averages of 16.5 points per game and 48 percent shooting, he topped Michael Finley his senior year to become the all-time leading scorer in Wisconsin history.Much like the swing offense on which he thrived, Tucker’s game wasn’t always pretty, but it was almost always effective.Utilizing power post moves that belied his 6-foot-5 frame and a turnaround jumper uglier than Betty herself, Tucker could score from anywhere on the floor and often did. For style points, his ferocious dunks could bring the Kohl Center crowd to its feet in an instant.Like his place at the top of many UW records, however, Tucker will always be linked with earning the basketball team a No. 1 ranking during the 2006-07 season — the first-time ever in the history of Wisconsin basketball. Even though the ranking was short-lived (UW lost two games the following week), it represented an unprecedented achievement for Wisconsin and proved Bo Ryan’s team could compete with all the five-star recruiting classes out there.Honorable mentions: Fellow basketball superstar Devin Harris, women’s hockey Patty Kazmaier-winners’ Sara Bauer and Jessie Vetter, along with football’s John Stocco, an underrated Badger quarterback.Harris has proven to be the better pro, starring in the NBA, and was certainly a phenomenal Badger. Leaving for the draft a year early, however, knocks down his rating, especially considering the starting five UW would have had if Harris came back with Harris, Tucker, Mike Wilkinson, Kammron Taylor and Zach Morley. Wow.Bauer and Vetter certainly excelled with career records and championships, but the weaker competition pool in women’s hockey keeps them at honorable mention.Finally, Stocco certainly won enough games and kept Wisconsin a perennial top-25 team, but the lack of dominance holds him back in the end.last_img read more

Chelsea frustrated in Everton stalemate


first_imgConte has already conceded his inconsistent team won’t be able to defend the Premier League title and this was another frustrating afternoon for the Italian as the Blues squandered their territorial dominance.Chelsea remain third and are 13 points behind leaders Manchester City, who play Bournemouth later on Saturday.Initially, it looked like being an encouraging day for Conte as Chelsea quickly established a pattern of complete dominance.It took an impressive double goal-line clearance by veteran defender Phil Jagielka to deny the visitors what would have been a deserved lead.The Everton captain read the situation perfectly as Marcos Alonso’s cross flew through the home area after 10 minutes, reacting sharply to block Tiemoue Bakayoko’s effort.Jagielka then responded even more impressively as Willian looked certain to convert the rebound, the defender positioning himself to keep out the follow-up effort in similar fashion.Yet for all their superiority in those opening stages, Chelsea struggled to carve out many meaningful chances to trouble home keeper Jordan Pickford.After 20 minutes, Cuco Martina was booked for a blatant foul on Victor Moses on the edge of the Everton area but Willian sent his free-kick sailing well over.And while the passing and movement of Willian, Pedro and Eden Hazard was pleasing on the eye and threatening at times, Everton stuck to their defensive duties well. It was easy to see the impact Allardyce has made since his arrival at Goodison Park although Everton were not helped by the pre-match loss of in-form Wayne Rooney due to illness.In the absence of the 10-goal forward, Everton’s attacking play was likely to be hindered and so it proved, with Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois a virtual spectator.– Major reshuffle –A promising counter-attack, just after the half-hour, ended with Morgan Schneiderlin sending away Tom Davies but his strike from 25 yards was always drifting away from goal.And before the interval, Dominic Calvert-Lewin showed great persistence to strip Andreas Christiansen of the ball and advance into the area where his shot was blocked by Antonio Rudiger.But Chelsea responded in kind when Bakayoko broke up an Everton attack on the halfway line before playing Pedro clear for a powerful shot which drew a spectacular one-handed save from Pickford.Allardyce made a major reshuffle at the interval, bringing on Sandro and Ashley Williams as he switched to three central defenders, a move that proved something of a gamble when he lost Idrissa Gueye to injury within five minutes of the restart and was forced to use his final substitute.By then, Chelsea had already threatened Pickford’s goal, with the keeper saving well from Pedro’s drive before Williams did well to block Alonso’s effort.There was some anxiety for the visitors when Hazard was hacked down and required lengthy treatment, with Michael Keane booked for the foul.But the Belgian quickly shook off the effects of the injury and was soon forcing Pickford into another fine diving save after receiving a pass from Willian.Williams got his head to Victor Moses’ fierce 75th minute cross, deflecting it onto the Everton bar before it flew out of harm’s way.There was also a late chance for substitute Cesc Fabregas when Jagielka stuck out a foot and deflected his powerful, long-range shot just wide.Share on: WhatsApp Liverpool, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea wasted a chance to move level on points with second placed Manchester United as Everton maintained their improvement under Sam Allardyce in a 0-0 draw at Goodison Park on Saturday.It marked a sixth game unbeaten for Everton under former England boss Allardyce, but Chelsea’s failure to convert possession into goals will not have pleased Blues manager Antonio Conte.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Sparky


first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Sparky!  He is a happy, 57 pound, 7-year-old, who loves exercise!  He has a blast in our agility yard, and really enjoys playing fetch! You can be sure that he will always greet his people with joyous enthusiasm. He loves car rides, knows how to sit on command, really likes water, walks great on a leash, and as a bonus can wave his paw in the air! He has a beautiful white coat, bold black markings with a touch of brown. Sparky is very loving, smart, and has an optimistic personality. My forever family will need to be active, have a securely fenced yard, and provide me with a grain-free diet.Sparky is an adorable pup looking for an active family to call his own. Photo courtesy: Adopt-A-PetAdopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Swimming to Fight Cancer


first_imgSwimmers stay in their lanes in the Chapel Beach Club pool during the swim marathon to benefit the American Cancer Society. Monday, July 23rd 2012Back row, from left, Gerri Kellett, Lisa Halikias, who is a cancer survivor, Marianne Vel Camp and event co-coordinator Emily VelCamp; front row, from left, American Cancer Society Director of Special Events Jen Hernandez, event co-coodinator Adele Kellett, Andrea LeLand, MiaRose LeLand, Chapel Beach Club owner Sandy Mulheren and swim teach coach Kyle DeLisa.Chapel Swim Team members from Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright held a morning swim marathon on Monday, July 23, to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Swimmers, ages 6 to 16, took part in the event that raised funds through pledges each lap the participants completed. Dozens of youngsters participated in a swim marathon to benefit the American Cancer Society.last_img read more

Sharks’ Evander Kane ‘humbled’ by outpouring of support


first_imgSAN JOSE — In a time of immense personal strife, Evander Kane is finding a sliver of peace in the outpouring of support he’s received from teammates, Sharks fans and the hockey community as a whole.After Kane shared the tragic news regarding the death of his unborn daughter on Twitter Thursday afternoon, the hockey community rallied around him, flooding his social media accounts with messages of support as he prepares to rejoin the Sharks lineup for Saturday’s clash with the Nashville …last_img read more

South Africans nominated for Innovation Prize for Africa


first_imgFour South African innovations have made it on to this year’s list of 10 nominees for the Innovation Prize for Africa. Its aim is to encourage local solutions to challenges and inspire continued growth on the continent. The winner will be announced in a ceremony in June in Botswana. This year’s Innovation Prize for Africa takes place in June in Botswana. Four South Africans are in the running. (Image: African Press Organisation)• Girls in space! Africa’s first private satellite – designed by schoolgirls• How can digital technology boost growth in Africa?• Busting the myth that Africa doesn’t produce scientific innovators• African scientists make headway in grasping persistent TB bacteria• Robotic gliders boost for ocean research• Meet the global leaders heading WEF Africa 2016 Priya PitamberFour South Africans have been included in the list of 10 nominees announced for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). Run by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) and now in its fifth year, this year’s theme is “Made in Africa”. The aim is to create home-grown solutions for Africa to spur growth and prosperity on the continent.“As Africans, we have the talent, potential and clout to solve our own problems with ingenuity too, and IPA is testimony of this,” said IAP director Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl. “In the past five years, I’ve seen innovation grow from a mere buzzword to a sturdy path for African growth in multidisciplinary industries across the continent.”There has been tremendous growth in applications and keen interest from innovators and innovation enablers since the inception of the awards. “IPA 2016 attracted a record 3 600-plus innovators and received 985 successful submissions from 46 African countries,” it said in a statement. To date, it has attracted more than 6 000 innovators from 50 African countries.The nominees and their inventionsThis year, the nominees include breakthrough innovations in malaria and other public health burdens, smart solutions for farmers and dynamic energy initiatives.Tackling malaria and other public health concernsDr Eddy Agbo, Nigeria: Urine Test for MalariaUrine Test for Malaria (UMT) is a rapid non-blood diagnostic medical device that is able diagnose malaria in less than 25 minutes. Africa is still in the process of eradicating malaria. Diagnosis of the disease can take a long time, and if the patient is not treated quickly enough, it can lead to kidney failure, lung fluid build-up, and even death.The technology in the UMT detects malaria parasite proteins in the patient’s urine. The UMT is simple and affordable, and a potential game changer in managing malaria across Africa.Valentin Agon, Benin: Api-PaluApi-Palu is an anti-malaria drug treatment developed out of natural plant extract. It is significantly cheaper than available anti-malarial drugs, and has great inhibitory effects on 3D7 strains of plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of malaria.The drug is available in tablets, capsules or syrup. It has been approved in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Central Africa Republic because of its therapeutic and non-toxic effects.Dr Imogen Wright, South Africa: ExatypeExatype is a software solution that enables health care workers to determine the responsiveness of HIV-positive patients to antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatment. A growing number of people are increasingly resistant to ARVs. Exatype processes the highly complex data produced by advanced “next-generation” DNA sequencing of the HIV DNA in a patient’s blood. Through a simple report, it detects drugs that are resistant to the patient, then highlights the need to avoid these to ensure successful treatment.It has the potential to contribute towards effectively managing HIV/Aids in Africa, and also holds promise in helping to detect drug resistance for other diseases, such as tuberculosis and malaria.Dr Kit Vaughan, South Africa: AcesoAceso improves breast cancer detection by using imaging technology that is capable of performing full-field digital mammography and automated breast ultrasound at the same time.If diagnosed early enough, the cancer can be treated successfully. However, because 40% of women have dense tissue, their cancers cannot be seen on X-ray. Furthermore, a false negative finding can have devastating consequences. This world first system is protected by international patents and has been successfully tested in two separate clinical trials with 120 women.IF you could do one innovative thing to show your LOVE for #Africa, what would it be? #MadeinAfrica #IPA2016 pic.twitter.com/DwGVy5EkQS— IPA Prize (@IPAprize) May 3, 2016Design architecture and learning platformsDr Youssef Rashed, Egypt: The Plate PackageThe Plate Package (PLPAK) is a software solution that assesses the architecture of building plans or technical drawings, determining structural integrity of the end design. PLPAK applies the boundary element based method to analyse and view practical design of building foundations and slabs.It enables engineers to represent building slabs over sophisticated foundation models easily, building information modelling techniques and eliminating human error. With the rapid growth of African cities, there is increased demand for infrastructural developments to support the growing population.Godwin Benson, Nigeria: TuteriaTuteria is an innovative peer-to-peer learning online platform that allows people who want to learn any skill, whether formal or informal, to connect with anyone else near them who is offering that skill. For instance, a student needing maths skills can connect online with someone in their vicinity offering remedial classes in mathematics.Tutors and learners form an online community that connects them, and once a fit is established, they meet offline for practical exchange. Both tutors and learners are thoroughly vetted to ensure safety, accountability and a quality learning experience.Smart farming solutionsOlufemi Odeleye, Nigeria: the TryctorThe Tryctor is a mini tractor modelled on the motorcycle. By attaching various farming implements, it can carry out similar operations as a conventional tractor, but on a smaller scale.Through inspired alterations to a motorcycle’s engine, gearing system and chassis, this innovation has made it possible to mechanise agriculture in Africa for small-scale farmers in a way that was previously not possible.Additionally, the Tryctor is easy to use and cheaper to maintain as 60% of its parts and components are locally sourced.Samuel Rigu, Kenya: Safi Sarvi OrganicsSafi Sarvi Organics is a low-cost fertiliser made from purely organic products and waste from farm harvests, designed to improve yields for farmers by up to 30%.Safi Sarvi costs the same as traditional fertilisers, can reverse farmers’ soil degradation and lead to improved yield and income. The product uses biochar-based fertiliser that can counteract soil acidity, retaining nutrients and moisture in the soil.The carbon-rich fertiliser also removes carbon from the atmosphere by at least 2.2 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per acre of farm per year. The nominees for this year’s Innovation Prize for come from all over the continent. (Image: IPA, Facebook)Dynamic energy initiativesAndre Nel, South Africa: Green TowerGreen Tower is an off-grid water heating and air conditioning solution based on solar power that uses advanced thermos-dynamics to create up to 90% savings in electricity consumption.The Green Tower improves efficiency of a solar heat pump with solar thermal collectors, low pressure storage tanks and heat exchangers.With Africa’s middle class rapidly growing and demand for energy outstripping supply, this initiative has the potential for large-scale roll out. Green Tower can conserve limited energy resources, diverting them from heating and cooling systems to more productive industries.Johan Theron, South Africa: PowerGuardPowerGuard enables consumers to determine the maximum amount of power supply required for daily operations. Consumers can thus reduce their power demand, especially during peak times, leading to a more efficient power supply, and helping to reduce power cuts.Consumers are able to set their own maximum peak power usage needs. This technology substantially reduces load shedding and power rationing, diverting power to more productive industries.The existence of a smart grid can help to reduce the pressure on existing infrastructure while moving the continent slowly towards renewable energy.The big nightThe winner will be announced at a gala ceremony on 23 June at the Gaborone International Conference Centre in Botswana.Watch this:There is a grand share prize of $150 000 (about R2.3-million).last_img read more

Play Your Part episode 16: get involved


first_imgYou can get involved with Shalate Teffo of the children’s home, Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng; Sandi Mazibuko of FabroSanz; and Sakina Mohamed of the Greater Rape Intervention Project, here:Shalate Teffo (pictured) and her mother, who is known as Mama Assie, take in orphaned and neglected children, who they raise as their own. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterAsnath Teffo, mother of Shalate Teffo, founded the children’s home, Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng, in Olievenhoutbosch, a township outside Midrand in Gauteng.The NPO is featured on episode 16 of Play Your Part, which airs on Saturday, 30 December 2017.The episode airs at 18:00 on SABC2.Here’s how you can get involved with the good work of the guests on this episode:Shalate TeffoTeffo runs Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng with her mother. They give a home to and care for destitute children. There’s a particular focus on children facing challenges such as child-headed homes.Contact detailsEmail: [email protected] or [email protected]: @ShalateTeffoFacebook: Dimphonyana Tsa Lapeng “Little gifts of home”Sandi MazibukoSandi MazibukoMazibuko started with a fashion label, Fabrosanz, which evolved into the House of Fabrosanz. It hosts lifestyle events such as style and beauty workshops, empowerment seminars and pop-up shops.Mazibuko initially did the design and sewing of the clothes herself, but later created jobs – she now only designs and her team does the cutting and sewing.Contact detailsEmail: [email protected]: houseoffabrosanz.com/homeTwitter: @FabroSanzFacebook: FabroSanz CreationsSakina MohamedSakina MohamedMohamed is the CEO of the Greater Rape Intervention Project (Grip) in Nelspruit.Grip, which was established in 2000, helps rape survivors and actively supports and enhances the work of the police, the National Prosecuting Authority, and the departments of Health, Justice and Social Development.Contact detailsEmail: [email protected]: www.grip.org.zaFacebook: GRIP Nelspruit 2000Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, February 18, 2019


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Happy President’s Day! Light snow lingers across parts of Ohio this morning, and it may take a while to get out of all parts of the state. We expect 60% coverage of at least some on and off light snow today, but do not expect any noteworthy accumulations. The rest of the state will be just cloudy and chilly, as north winds continue to flow across the eastern corn belt. High pressure will try to move over the Great Lakes and the northern parts of the state overnight into tomorrow morning, so we do have a chance at seeing a little bit of sunshine early in the day tomorrow, but clouds quickly return and then increase through the balance of the day. We have a significant weather system on the way for midweek. Cold air will be sufficiently far enough south to allow for a large part of the state to see precipitation start as snow on Wednesday morning. In fact, we see the potential for some significant accumulations out of this event. From US 20 northward, we can see a coating to 3 inches Wednesday. From US 20 southward we have concern about 3”-8” snow totals piling up. Perhaps down in far southern Ohio, we can see a rain-snow mix, or even predominantly rain for the even, but that area will be relatively small. . This will be very wet snow in areas that see snow, with the heaviest accumulations running from SW Ohio to central parts of the state.  The snow is likely done by early afternoon, but in ending, we expect a changeover to rain. We can see an additional few .25″-.75” of liquid before everything is done Wednesday night. There is big potential for this to be an absolute mess. The maps below show the potential liquid equivalent totals and system snow totals the way we see them this morning.  Clouds do give way to some sun on Thursday, and we see partly sunny skies hold for most areas through Friday. The only exception may end up being in far southern and southeastern parts of the state Friday afternoon and evening, where we may end up with a few scattered light rain showers. Temps for Thursday and Friday will end up near normal…temps chilly, but not bitter cold. Another big batch of moisture remains on track for the weekend. We are putting rain in the forecast for both Saturday and Sunday, although we will grant that Saturday will have most of the rain focus south of I-70. Sunday will feature the heaviest rains and full state coverage. For the two days combined, we expect .5”-1.5” rain totals with coverage at 100%. Rivers and creeks will continue to run full, and localized flooding is likely. Sunday will also feature very gusty winds, averaging 20-40 mph statewide. We turn colder for the first couple of days next week, but we still are not that far below normal. Partly sunny skies are expected. We can’t rule out a chance of some light snow in northern Ohio next Wednesday, especially NW Ohio, but even that does not look to be nearly as impressive as our next two systems this week and weekend. The extended 11-16 day forecast suggests a significant move colder as we start off the month of March. Next Thursday through the following Monday we see much colder, well below normal temps across the entire state. That air mass, along with good strong north winds, will produce some lake effect snow chances for the first weekend in March, the 2nd and 3rd. A much broader coverage snow event is showing up for the 5th bringing a coating to 2 inches, with nearly full state coverage.last_img read more

Hack of the Day Holiday Special: 3D Christmas Tree in 1KB


first_imgTags:#hack#Hack of the Day Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Why You Love Online Quizzes Roman Cortes wowed a lot of people with his entry into the “1k Javascript demo contest“: an animated 3D Christmas tree. In just one KB of code.Cortes has visual guide on how he created it starting with simple pixels to be used as sprites and then animated with 3D vectors. Related Posts The rules of the contest:Must have an xmas themeSubmissions may be up to 1k (1024 bytes)Submissions must consist of only jsAny and all externals are strictly forbiddenMust work on current browsers versions (ch, o, fx and sa)The eval family is NOT allowed this timeYou get canvas object, its context and body object for “free”Your demo must work in the “html5” shim providedYour demo must be submitted before xmas!For more information the history of these sorts of contests, see the Wikipedia entry for Demoscene. 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? klint finleylast_img read more

A New Five Million Dollar Villa


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Oct 2014 – A five million dollar home is added to the inventory of vacation residences in Providenciales; Magnetic Media recently toured and filmed at the RA Shaw designed and constructed spread located off Cherokee Road. Situated on four acres, it boasts infinity pools, can accommodate a party of 22 and wonderfully intertwines the indoor and outdoors. Ron Shaw, designer of the house and owner of the company explained that his local team and use of only local craftsman makes this design and build quite special. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:cherokee road, ron shaw, samara villalast_img read more