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Where are they now: Local athletes making mark on college level

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterA number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.Periodically, this publication will update readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.Fravert starting at UW-OshkoshAdam Fravert, a 2016 graduate of Marshfield High School, is a sophomore on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh men’s basketball team.Fravert has started all nine games for the Titans, who were 9-0 following a 77-57 win at Willamette University (Ore.) on Dec. 21.The 6-foot-8 forward is averaging 14.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game, while shooting 51.6 percent overall from the field. Fravert scored a season-high 22 points, making 10 of 13 free throws and a pair of 3-pointers, in a 12-point win over Edgewood College on Nov. 22.UW-Oshkosh, ranked fourth in the NCAA Division III by D3hoops.com, is off to its best start since winning 11 consecutive games to open the 1996-97 season .The Titans played in a tournament at JustAGame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells against St. Mary’s University (Minn.) and Ripon College on Dec. 29-30, and open Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play at home Jan. 3 against UW-Whitewater.Fehrenbach, Fleischmann playing at ViterboEma Fehrenbach, a 2017 graduate of Marshfield High School, is a freshman on the Viterbo University women’s basketball team in La Crosse.Fehrenbach, a Wisconsin Valley Conference Player of the Year for Marshfield last season, has played in seven games for Viterbo, averaging 12 minutes, 2.4 points, and 2.1 rebounds per game.The Viterbo women’s team is off to a 4-11 start.Jared Fleischmann, a 2014 graduate of Columbus Catholic High School, is a senior on Viterbo’s men’s basketball team.Fleischmann, a 6-foot guard, has started all 15 games this season for the V-Hawks, averaging 30.7 minutes, 10 points, and 4.4 rebounds per game. He leads Viterbo (8-7) with 5.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game, and is shooting a team-best 82.1 percent from the free throw line.Both the Viterbo men’s and women’s teams play at Mayville State (N.D.) on Jan. 5.last_img read more

Cape Town’s soccer angels

first_img1 February 2006Professional women’s football may not have taken off in South Africa, but if the vision and energy of Cape Town Angels FC is anything to go by, it’s only a matter of time before it does.The Cape Town Angels Football Club, born in 2002 out of development work done at the Jogo Bonito School of Excellence, aims to become a feeder for young South African women hoping to break into the world of professional soccer.Since then the club, which starts with teams at the under-nine age group level, has gone from strength to strength.Its potential was recently recognised by South Africa’s top selling soccer magazine, Kickoff, which has joined forces with the Angels to help with fund-raising and brand-building.‘Example to all amateur clubs’“It’s my opinion that this is a club that can be an example to all amateur clubs in South Africa, male and female,” says Kickoff editorial director Richard Maguire.The Angels, who recently made the Hartleyvale Stadium their new home, will be supported by the magazine’s marketing team of Kgomotso Kgatle and former Bafana Bafana striker George Dearnaley.Angels’ coach Lee du Plessis reckons the partnership with Kickoff will lead to new opportunities for the club. “This will improve the credibility of women athletes in the wider sporting community,” she said.The club’s primary fundraising focus is the Umbro International Cup, set to be played in Manchester, England in 2007.It will cost up to R15 000 for each player to attend, and money is in short supply, with many of the players coming from poor homes in the areas of Mitchell’s Plain, Athlone and Khayelitsha.Angel in AmericaRecently, one of the Angels, 15-year-old schoolgirl Lindsey Dolman, travelled to the United States to find out for herself what it takes to become a professional player.The game is big business in the US, which boasts a healthy professional league as well as 20 million registered players under the age of 19.Dolman, who dreams of representing South Africa at the Olympics and the World Cup, wanted to find out what aspects of her game she needs to work on, so she attended the Vermont and New Hampshire Olympic Development Program, which identifies the most talented players around the United States.The programme trains players as young as 12 in a far-sighted effort to produce future Olympians and World Cup stars.A wonderful experienceDolman says it was a wonderful experience. “The facilities are great,” she enthused. “The training wasn’t anything special or new; it was amazing how many girls play the game here.”South Africa, says Dolman, has the talent to star in the world game, but women’s soccer needs greater support: “We are ahead of the curve and we need to keep improving. We need more support for girl’s football.“The programme which we are in [at Cape Town Angels FC] is doing a lot for us, and I only realized it now seeing what else is happening in the USA.“I am grateful to Cape Town Angels believing in me and making this learning experience possible,” Dolman added. “This was my first plane trip and it was long. I hope I can spread the word about women’s football.”So, does Dolman have any other football dreams she wishes to fulfil? “I want to be the perfect footballer,” she says.“I know I am small and a little slow, but so too was Pele and Mia Hamm.” Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Wisconsin Increases Vehicle Dealer Measure of Use Tax

first_imgA Wisconsin Department of Revenue bulletin announces that the motor vehicle dealers’ measure of use tax will be increased from $154 to $157 per plate per month, effective January 1, 2018. The bulletin also discusses statistical sampling in sales and use tax audits; sales tax collection requirements for nonprofit organizations; sales and use tax law changes made by previously reported legislation, Act 217 (S.B. 89), Laws 2017 (TAXDAY, 2017/06/23, S.25); and other matters.Statistical SamplingPart of statistical sampling in Wisconsin Department of Revenue sales and use tax audits involves defining the sample population. This includes prescreening, considering possible refund items, and evaluating alternative review methods.In prescreening, the auditor and computer audit specialist (CAS) prescreen the data to identify transactions that may be excluded from the sample population, such as certain accounts or vendors that are unlikely to have taxable sales or transactions that did not take place in Wisconsin.The auditor, CAS, and taxpayer should discuss possible refund items as early as possible in the audit process. If a refund claim is filed late in the audit, the auditor may not be able to include the refund claim in the audit and the taxpayer would need to appeal the audit determination. The auditor and CAS will try to limit the sample population but the taxpayer may ask to have certain types of transactions included because items could be taxed in error. The auditor and CAS will work with the taxpayer to include the transactions in the audit as appropriate. Options include (1) keeping the transactions in the sample population; (2) using a separate sampling class; and (3) 100% review.The auditor and CAS will also consider alternate review methods. Generally, the statistical sample is the group of transactions for which the auditor will review source documentation, but some types of transactions can be more efficiently reviewed by looking at other supporting detail such as utilities with an exempt percentage, intercompany transactions, or allocated or ratio-computed exemptions. Transactions examined using an alternative method are typically excluded from the sample population.Nonprofit Organization Tax Collection RequirementsA nonprofit organization must charge Wisconsin sales tax unless an exemption such as the occasional sale exemption for nonprofit organizations applies. A nonprofit that sells taxable products or services is required to obtain a seller’s permit and must collect and remit sales tax on those sales.A nonprofit’s sales are exempt as occasional sales if all of the following standards are satisfied: (1) the nonprofit’s sales of otherwise taxable products occur on 75 or fewer days in a calendar year or amount to $50,000 or less in a calendar year; (2) entertainment is not involved at an event for which admission is charged; and (3) the nonprofit does not have and is not required to have a seller’s permit. (Note: Entertainment is not involved if the total amount paid for all entertainment is $10,000 or less.) If the nonprofit holds a seller‘s permit, but its sales would otherwise qualify as exempt occasional sales, the nonprofit is still required to collect and remit Wisconsin sales tax on all of its sales of taxable products and services unless another exemption applies.A nonprofit that obtains a seller’s permit solely for an admission event involving entertainment, and that does not request inactivation of the seller’s permit after the event, does not qualify for the occasional sale exemption on its sales of taxable products and services after the event, regardless of the number of days and dollar amount of its sales. The nonprofit must request inactivation of the seller’s permit for the occasional sale exemption to apply to such sales.Tax Bulletin No. 198, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, July 2017Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

a month agoArsenal keeper Leno: We must continue to take risks

first_imgArsenal keeper Leno: We must continue to take risksby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno says the club will continue to take risks playing out from the back.Sokratis’ poor pass deep in defence allowed Tom Cleverley to make it 2-1 in Sunday’s draw with Watford, who eventually scored again to steal a point.But Leno says it is vital for his team to take risks in order to beat the opposition press.”It is still a process we have to work on,” said Leno. “We try to take the risk because if we beat the press of Watford, then there is a lot of space for our strikers.”In the first half, we did it very well but in the second we didn’t create too many chances from playing out from the back.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Brian Blessed Gets Behind Campaign To Ban Wild Animal Circuses

first_imgAs the political saga surrounding the promised ban on wild animals in circuses in the UK continues, legendary actor Brian Blessed has urged the government to “end this circus madness” and finally legislate to ban such acts.The ‘Flash Gordon’ star’s call for action comes as Animal Defenders International (ADI) reveals that the only and much criticised lion and tiger circus act will not be touring Britain this year.Brian Blessed said “I am deeply opposed to the use of wild animals in circuses and have been working with Animal Defenders International to oppose such acts for many years. Despite repeated promises from the Government, we are still waiting for the law to pass and the animals are continuing to suffer. Please end this circus madness.”Brian Blessed is among a string of high profile supporters of ADI’s campaign to ‘Stop Circus Suffering’ in Britain which includes Ricky Gervais, Sir Roger Moore, Brian May, Moby, Imelda Staunton, Eddie Izzard, Twiggy, Annette Crosbie, Sir Paul McCartney and Dame Judi Dench.Back in 2011, Brian Blessed made a similar plea following ADI’s shocking exposé revealing the terrible abuse inflicted on Anne, Britain’s last circus elephant. The actor joined the organisation and a delegation of MPs to present a letter to the Prime Minister calling for a ban. At the time Blessed stated, “now is the time for the government to legislate and put a stop, once and for all, to the draconian and humiliating spectacle of wild animals in circuses.”As a result of changing attitudes and greater awareness of how circus animals are kept, trained and treated following investigations by organisations such as ADI, just two circuses in Britain currently tour with wild animals.ADI can reveal that Thomas Chipperfield, a relative of the notorious Mary Chipperfield who was prosecuted for animal cruelty following an ADI investigation, who presents the only lion and tiger circus act in Britain, will not be touring with a circus this year. The act featured in Peter Jolly’s Circus last year, attracting widespread criticism and local protests.Whilst in the circus and at their present overwintering location in Scotland, ADI documented how Chipperfield’s lions and tigers exhibited abnormal repetitive behaviour – not seen in the wild but commonly observed in circuses – indicating compromised welfare. Seeing the footage, vets Marc Abraham and Simon Adams said “Big cats are never meant to live like this” and “the limited space available in a travelling circus is unsuitable to big cats”. Although the animals will not be touring, they will likely remain in their temporary, confined living quarters.ADI President Jan Creamer said, “While the government fails to take action, the suffering of wild animals in circuses will continue and it must take full responsibility. It is time to pass the ban that has long been promised to the public and the animals.”Little progress has been made since the Government announced it would ban the use of wild animals in circuses in 2012, leading Jim Fitzpatrick MP to introduce a bill. Despite having cross-party support, Christchurch MP Christopher Chope has blocked the backbench bill on seven occasions. The bill will have its next second reading on Friday 27 February.Whilst Britain stalls on progressing the ban, 30 countries have introduced laws prohibiting animals in circuses. ADI is working with authorities to rescue animals from circuses following wild animal circus bans in Peru and Colombia, and is currently caring for 30 lions and over 20 other animals. The organisation is seeking donations to complete its groundbreaking rescue mission ‘Operation Spirit of Freedom’.last_img read more

Mourning and candles through the streets of Saskatoon

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn Saskatchewan they call it the Annual Day of Mourning.It is meant to remember and honour the lives lost to the sex trade and workers who died from suicide, drugs, disease and murder.As APTN National News reporter Larissa Burnouf finds, it was an emotional day capped off by a candle-light march through downtown Saskatoon.last_img

Fort St John firefighters appreciative of help from residents in clearing snow

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — While Fort St. John residents aren’t responsible for clearing snow from around fire hydrants – that’s the job of City staff – firefighters say that after last week’s record snowfall they’re appreciative when residents with hydrants in their yards help out in any way.Fort St. John Fire Chief Fred Burrows confirmed that unlike clearing sidewalks in front of their houses, residents with fire hydrants in their yards are not responsible for clearing snow from around fire hydrants. He said that the fire department doesn’t want residents to hurting themselves trying to get the hydrants clear, especially those that have had large amounts of snow dumped on them.“The City does have staff and machines,” said Burrows. “Particularly the ones that are near a combination business/apartment in residential areas where maybe somebody’s piled snow from a lot on top of a hydrant, they’re going out with machines to move that and find those.”Burrows added however, that uncovering all the hydrants that may be buried by piles of snow will take some time, and that the fire department greatly appreciates any help they can get in keeping the hydrants clear in case they’re needed in an emergency.“There’s nothing that says residents have to go dig out hydrants. We just ask people, if its in your yard or close by and you have the capacity to move a bit of snow, it’s in their best interest to try and keep it clean.”last_img read more

Anguished with way judiciary being treated SC on lawyers claim of conspiracy

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday expressed anguish over the “systematic attack” on the judiciary and said time has come to tell the rich and powerful of this country that they are “playing with fire”. The apex court was hearing claims made by an advocate that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogi on allegations of sexual harassment. The court said it will pass an order at 2 pm. A special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said it is anguished with the way the judiciary has been treated for the past 3-4 years. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “The way this institution is treated in last few years we must say that we will not survive if this will happen,” a bench also comprising Justices R F Nariman and Deepak Gupta said. “There is a systematic attack, systematic game to malign this institution”, the bench said. The bench observed that so many things are “going on in the air” and it requires definite probe. “Don’t think that Supreme Court can be remote controlled by anything on earth, whether money power or political power,” the bench said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday In an apparent reference to controversies that plagued the top judiciary last year, Justice Mishra also observed that truth has not come out yet. “People should know the truth. This is going on and this has to stop,” the bench said and observed, “Do the rich and powerful of this country think that they can remote control the Supreme Court.” It is pertinent to mention here that in an unprecedented presser on January 12 last year, four senior judges of the apex court — CJI Ranjan Gogoi, then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices J Chelameswar, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph — had raised a litany of problems, including assigning of cases in the top court, and said there were certain issues afflicting the country’s highest court The apex court also said Thursday that so many things are going around in the judiciary and when somebody tries to fix it, the person is maligned. “We have come to this extent of blackmailing. You don’t know what is going on,” the bench said without elaborating. The court said eminent jurists like Nani Palkhivala, Fali S Nariman and K Parasaran have made this great institution and now everyday news of bench fixing come to the fore. The bench said that four-five percent are bringing bad name to this institution and “we are worried as judges why we have come to this? We are very concerned.” “The day has come that we rise and tell rich and powerful persons of this country that they can’t do it. You are playing with fire,” the bench said, adding, “Everyday, everybody is trying to influence us.” The bench made it clear that it would see whether the claims of advocate Utsav Singh Bains, who has alleged a larger conspiracy to frame the CJI on allegations of sexual harassment and attempts oof fixing benches in the top court, are true or not. The stinging observations by the bench came after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that instead of an inquiry, an SIT probe should be ordered into allegations levelled by Bains. At the outset, Bains filed an additional affidavit in a sealed cover in the court in support of his claims. The bench then asked Attorney General K K Venugopal about the issue of privilege claimed by Bains over certain communications being protected under provisions of the advocate’s act. Venugopal, while referring to provisions of law, said there was no lawyer-client relationship in this case as Bains has filed affidavit in his personal capacity and thus he cannot claim privilege over certain communications. Senior advocate and President of Supreme Court Bar Association Rakesh Khanna also told the bench that the court has the power to summon any document related to the case and Bains cannot claim privilege over certain communications. “In any case our power to inspect documents is always there,” Justice Nariman said. Senior advocate Indira Jaising, who is appearing in person in the matter, told the bench that they should clarify there is no connection between the hearing of affidavit of Bains and the separate inquiry committee proceedings on allegations of sexual harassment against the CJI. “This is a very serious allegation that the system of bench fixing was adopted and when they failed, some fixer roaming around has tried to do this,” the bench said. “You don’t understand what we are up to. You don’t know what is there in the sealed cover,” Justice Mishra told Jaising. Jaising, however, told the court that there must be an investigation into credentials of Bains so that it could be clear that he has come to court with clean hands. Bains had filed an affidavit following the unprecedented hearing on Saturday during which Justice Gogoi had said some “bigger force” was behind the sexual harassment allegations as they wanted to “deactivate” the CJI’s office. The hearing on April 20 in the case, titled as a matter of “great public importance touching upon the independence of judiciary”, was held after stories were published on some news portals about sexual harassment allegations levelled by a former employee of the apex court against the CJI.last_img read more

Mens volleyball Topranked Ohio State knocks off No 6 Lewis for 35th

OSU men’s volleyball players during a game against Ball State on Feb. 15 at St. John Arena. Credit: Courtesy of OSUThe No. 1 Ohio State men’s volleyball team continued its winning ways Thursday night, defeating the No. 6 Lewis Flyers in four sets (25-13, 20-25, 25-14, 25-17) for the Buckeyes’ 35th straight victory. OSU has now won 32 of 52 previous meetings with Lewis and has defeated the Flyers in five of their last six matchups. Junior outside hitter Nicolas Szerszen, senior opposite hitter Miles Johnson and middle blocker Driss Guessous combined for 44 of OSU’s 59 kills. Lewis had no player reach double digits in kills, with Trevor Weiskircher leading the Flyers with nine. OSU and Lewis had a tightly contested start to the first set with the Flyers’ deficit coming to within one point at 13-12. However, a kill from Szerszen ignited a 12-1 run to secure the 25-13 set win. OSU coach Pete Hanson said that the 12-1 run showed the Buckeyes’ ability to overpower teams at the net. “It gives (the team) confidence that we have a guy like Nick or a guy like Miles and all of a sudden get on a run and just blow a game wide open,” Hanson said. “What we are trying to learn from that is we may have finished that game on a huge run, but it doesn’t carry over to set No. 2. You start fresh at 0-0.” The momentum at the end of the first set did not last for the Buckeyes going into the second set. OSU and Lewis had a total of 13 ties and three lead changes in the second half, but six kills from Flyers’ outside hitter Trevor Weiskircher proved to be too much for the Buckeyes, losing the set 25-20. Hanson thought OSU lost its identity in the second set. “We got really complacent, we lost our focus, we didn’t play with the same reckless abandon, if you will, and want to go out and pummel those guys,” Hanson said. OSU came out of the locker room hot after a rough second set, starting the third set with a 9-1 run. Szerszen and Johnson combined for 12 of the 17 OSU kills in the 25-14 set win. “We have gotten really confident playing with one another and we know how to win in different circumstances,” Johnson said. “Tonight we lost the second set and then we figured out what we needed to do.” A kill by middle blocker Driss Guessous secured an OSU win as the Buckeyes won the fourth set 25-17. The Buckeyes are now five wins away from matching Loyola’s 40-match run that was set in 2014-15. The Buckeyes will take on No. 10 Loyola at St. John’s Arena this Saturday at 7 p.m. read more

The reason Ronaldo wont attend The Best awards

first_imgWe tell you more details about Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to not attend The Best awards organized by FIFA this Monday in London, England.The Best awards organized by FIFA will happen this Monday in London, we are ready to live a historic day in which neither Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo are favorites to win the main award of the evening. We already confirmed that the Barcelona captain will attend the ceremony as his club’s ambassador, plus he is nominated for the Puskas Award for his goal against Nigeria in the World Cup but he is unlikely to win it. But the bigger story is Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from the gala, the Portuguese forward has been going through some difficult times after leaving Real Madrid and he feels like the world of football is currently against him personally because he obviously thinks he should win all the awards this year. This is the real reason why the Juventus player has decided to skip this ceremony like he already did with the UEFA Awards recently, not attending that gala to honor his former Real Madrid teammates was seen as a low point of his career because he lacked class in the way he took losing the Player of the Year award to Luka Modric. It’s clear that Ronaldo is still going through a hard time after “breaking up” with Los Blancos, the wounds are still fresh and he prefers to concentrate on Juventus.🙌 @Cristiano & @fbernardeschi make it a super Sunday 🙌🗞➡️ https://t.co/vEeFlwvkwS #FrosinoneJuve ⚪️⚫️ #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/kheQn3sWWf— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 23, 2018Ronaldo’s political reason for not attending the gala.But the player has already been instructed by Juventus to not make any statements, the club will take care of giving the reasons for the Portuguese forward to not attend the ceremony. The Italian giants have the perfect excuse to explain Ronaldo’s absence from the ceremony, which is their Wednesday Serie A match against Bologna. According to a Diario AS report, they consider Ronaldo needs to be rested for this match after he played this Sunday against Frosinone and scored his third goal for Juventus. Attending the gala in London on Monday, would leave Cristiano with very little time to rest properly for this crucial match and they don’t want him to perform under pressure for not having the rest he required. Juventus are currently going through a perfect start of the season in all competitions despite not having Cristiano Ronaldo performing at his very best, but the club doesn’t want him to get distracted now that he’s started to score the goals at least in Serie A. The Champions League problems the star had last week, affected Ronaldo’s confidence as he could miss more than one match and the club wants to keep him as happy as possible for the domestic competition.✌️ Goals. ✌️ Match-winners. 😍😍#FinoAllaFine ⚪️⚫️ #ForzaJuve pic.twitter.com/TW8LQF7iLLRick Karsdorp, Roma, Serie AKarsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 23, 2018The consequences of Cristiano Ronaldo not attending are several, his absence from an award show in which he is nominated for the second time this year will send a negative message to everyone about his predisposition to honor his peers in the sport. But also, Cristiano Ronaldo is nominated for the Puskas Award for his amazing goal against Juventus last season when he was still playing for Real Madrid, but the Portuguese forward has an even smaller chance to win this trophy than he would have if he attended the event. FIFA usually doesn’t recognize the people who don’t honor their invitation to their events, this is why Gareth Bale’s goal against Liverpool in the Champions League final is the clear favorite to win this award. Cristiano Ronaldo would become the first player to win two Puskas Awards in history, after the one he won back in 2009 when the recognition was created by FIFA. Back when the Portuguese forward still played for Manchester United, his goal against FC Porto in the Champions League gave him the first ever Puskas Award in history. The bicycle kick goal he scored against Juventus last season, is arguably the best goal for this year’s prize but Ronaldo will miss on the chance to pick it up.🙌 @Cristiano 🙌⚪️ #ForzaJuve ⚫️ pic.twitter.com/e54qzhD9ib— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) September 23, 2018What do you think about Ronaldo’s reasons for not attending The Best Awards organized by FIFA? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more