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Marshfield softball sweeps doubleheader from Wausau East

first_imgDonahue gives up one hit in 8 innings, has four on offense for TigersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — Megan Donahue allowed just one hit and no walks in eight innings pitched to lead the Marshfield softball team to a dominating doubleheader sweep of Wausau East on Friday at East High School.The Tigers won 15-0 in three innings and 16-0 in five innings to wrap up their regular-season and conference schedule.Marshfield is now 16-5 overall and ends up 9-3 and in a tie for second place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. East drops to 1-17 and finishes 0-12 in the Valley.In Game 1, Donahue threw a perfect three innings as the Tigers won via the 15-run rule. She also went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Emily Draeger added two triples and four RBIs, and Melissa Roberts drove in two for Marshfield.In the second game, Donahue struck out 10 in five innings for the Tigers. She had a double, a triple, and three RBIs at the plate.Roberts added three RBIs, Kaitlyn Konrardy hit a home run and drove in three, and Ashtin Zunker had three hits and scored twice for Marshfield.The Tigers host New Richmond in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal Wednesday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Game 1Marshfield 177 – 15 9 0Wausau East 000 – 0 0 5WP: Megan Doanhue. LP: Gabby Braatz.SO: Donahue 8; Braatz (2 1/3 inn.) 2, Emily Brubaker (2/3 inn.) 1. BB: Donahue 0; Braatz 2, Brubaker 1.Top hitters: M, Morgan Nordbeck 2 runs; Emily Draeger 2×2, 2 3Bs, 3 runs, 4 RBIs; Donahue 2×2, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Melissa Roberts 2B, 2 RBIs; Rhiannon Corozolla 2 2B, 2 runs; Madelyn Mews 2 runs.—Game 2Marshfield 280 42 – 16 15 0Wausau East 000 00 – 0 1 5WP: Donahue. LP: Brubaker.SO: Donahue 10; Brubaker 4. BB: Donahue 0; Brubaker 4.Top hitters: M, Jenna Jakobi 2×2, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kaitlyn Konrardy HR, 3 RBIs; Nordbeck 2 runs; Donahue 2×3, 2B, 3B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Roberts 3 RBIs; Draeger 2B, RBI; Madison Derus 2×3, 2 runs; Ashtin Zunker 3×3, 2 runs, RBI; Casey Aschebrook 2 runs.Records: Marshfield 16-5, 9-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wausau East 1-17, 0-12 WVC.last_img read more

Building an Algorithmic Business

first_imgIntel Corporation explores how, for an enterprise to become an algorithmic business, the challenge is as much about the organization as the technology.What is an algorithmic business? Is this yet another marketing term, or does it have relevance to today’s enterprises? After all, algorithms have been around for decades, so why do we even need such a term?The answer is that having algorithms in your software does not make you algorithmic, in much the same way that having gym equipment in the garage does not make you an athlete. Algorithms apply mathematical rules to data sets and deliver a useful result, but it is what you do with this result that matters.Consider the following examples.In online retail—recommendation engines use algorithms to suggest products based on past purchases, browsing behavior and the actions of ‘similar’ customers. While the recommendations may not always fit the need, they nonetheless help a customer think about what they are looking to buy.In healthcare—diagnostic algorithms are being used to support medical professionals, creating a second opinion and ensuring that they have covered all the bases, for example checking interactions between drugs based on patient history.In transport and logistics—algorithms are analyzing diagnostic data and then feeding it into spare parts management and re-ordering so that parts are available in advance of an engineering fault being detected.In each case, algorithms are doing more than simply number crunching: they are acting in direct support of certain roles (in the above, customers, medical staff and inventory managers). The people involved are empowered to make better decisions, faster and with reduced risk.So, why aren’t more businesses algorithmic? All too often the answer, as we discuss in our paper, Five Steps to Delivering the Data-Driven Business, is that organizations simply use data analytics to aid reporting, which feeds a hindsight view of business activity: last month’s sales or customer service data may be interesting, but may already be out of date.For insights to empower the business, they need to be delivered at the point of need and in a timely fashion, that much is certain. Equally important, however, is that they need to be provided into organizational structures and processes that are capable and mature enough to do something with them. For example, there is little point offering the day’s retail sales data, if pricing changes can only take place once a week.So, the algorithmic business involves a direct relationship between algorithms on one side and an empowered business on the other. This isn’t something you can buy from any vendor but needs to be developed from within. Which is why, as a company with a broad portfolio of analytics technologies, we spend much of our time helping our customers understand where they are on the analytics journey, then increasing engagement between business and technology teams so they can achieve their analytics goals.Building an algorithmic business cannot happen overnight, but requires mindset change from top to bottom. Strangely, this does not have to be hard, given how as consumers we are all used to, and even expect, algorithms to assist us in our online lives. At Intel, we are driving tech innovation – from the edge to the data center and the cloud – to prepare businesses to thrive in the age of data. Given that analytical technologies are now mature enough to tackle most data challenges a business might have, the epiphany all organizations need to go through is that the algorithmic business is about people engaging with their data.Information can already be at your fingertips, to empower you and your organization. However, becoming algorithmic – and as a result data-driven – cannot happen by accident. It requires all layers of the business to make an active choice.Learn more about how advanced analytics can help you transform your business, and what you can do to make it happen, by reading this new white paper from Intel.Find more information on data-driven insights and advanced analytics by visiting our Turn Data Into Insight website, where you can find it all in one convenient location.last_img read more

Adamson shocks La Salle in 4 sets

first_imgAdamson head coach Air Padda admitted she experienced difficulty in handling the team after their two straight losses, saying that the players lost their focus after their loss to University of Santo Tomas.The win over La Salle, Padda said, was the biggest sigh of relief for her after their struggles the past week.“We haven’t been focused, it’s hard coaching them this week, and for them to come out here, man, today I’m really proud of them,” said Padda. “The only goal I set for them was to make the school proud, it wasn’t even beating La Salle.”“It’s not about the name on your back, it’s about this, the name on the front.”Soyud finished with 18 points to lead Adamson while Mylene Paat and Dacoron had 15 points apiece with Galanza pitching in 10 of her own.ADVERTISEMENT BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid The Lady Falcons snapped their two-game skid and improved to 3-3 and take possession of the fifth seed while the Lady Spikers slipped to 4-2.Former Lady Spiker Eli Soyud proved to be the thorn on the side of La Salle when she capped off Adamson’s 12-5 run in the fourth with two straight kills that gave the Lady Falcons a 17-10 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingMary Joy Dacoron put Adamson at match point, 24-19, when she broke through the double block of Desiree Cheng and Aduke Ogunsanya.Then, captain Jema Galanza, who ended La Salle for the Lady Falcons’ final point. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU didn’t play its best in four-set win over UE, says coach ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thaiscenter_img Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Mary Joy Baron led La Salle with 13 points while Cheng added 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University pulled off the biggest upset of the season so far after toppling defending champion De La Salle, 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

a month agoArsenal boss Emery says Holding could face Man Utd

first_imgArsenal boss Emery says Holding could face Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery says Rob Holding could be ready to face Manchester United tomorrow night.Holding missed the last six months of last season after a cruciate ligament injury in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford in December. Emery said, “After eight or nine months out, it’s a long time, and to recover he needs first to take it bit by bit, to take ­confidence, to get back to the performance levels we demand.“On Tuesday (in their Carabao Cup defeat of Nottingham Forest), I thought, ‘Wow! He’s coming, Rob Holding’. I don’t know if he is going to start at Old Trafford, but I want from him his spirit, his behaviour and commitment.“He really feels Arsenal ­Football Club and I want ­players like him in the dressing room. Last year, Rob started training and playing with us and he progressed a lot.“When he had his ­injury at Old Trafford, it was maybe at the best ­moment in his progress.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Five-Star Cornerback Iman Marshall Dons Charles Woodson’s No.2 While On Visit To Michigan Monday

first_imgThe Michigan Wolverines Cheerleaders support their team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 26: The Michigan Wolverines Cheerleaders support their team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Consensus five-star cornerback recruit Iman Marshall of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly made a visit to Michigan on Monday, and while on campus, he got to don a no. 2 Wolverine jersey. Prospects wearing jerseys with their numbers on them is standard recruiting visit procedure, but no. 2 also happens to be the number of former Michigan star cornerback and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner, Charles Woodson.Marshall celebrated the honor by taking time to pose with a mural of Woodson celebrating the Wolverines’ 1997 Rose Bowl win over Washington State. ichigan pic.twitter.com/wXlwejyW6b— Biggie (@iman_marshall8) January 19, 2015New Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff have already made some noise on the recruiting trail since taking over in Ann Arbor this month, but landing a player of Marshall’s caliber would be a home-run coup. The no. 3 overall player in the country according to Rivals, Marshall has offers from essentially every major program. He already made an official visit to Florida State, and has trips to LSU and Oregon scheduled before signing day.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

Womens Soccer Ohio State heads to Wake Forest for first round of

Ohio State senior midfielder Sarah Roberts (10) heads the ball upfield against the Wisconsin Badgers on Oct. 21st. Ohio State won 2-1. Credit: Cori Wade | For The LanternAfter awaiting a decision from the NCAA selection show, the Ohio State women’s soccer team (9-5-4, 6-2-3 Big Ten) will now compete in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Wake Forest at 7 p.m. on Friday at Spry Stadium.Senior midfielder Bayley Feist and sophomore forward Estelle Laurier have driven Wake Forest’s potent offense this season. Feist is up to six goals and Laurier has four so far this season. The team’s offense also had a season-high six points against Longwood. “I think we have a good chance to come into Wake Forest and give them a good game,” Ohio State freshman forward Kayla Fischer said.On Monday, the Buckeyes were granted an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, marking its 13th appearance in the tournament. Like Ohio State, the road for Wake Forest (8-8-1, 4-6-0 Big Ten) has remained relatively unsteady throughout the season. While Wake Forest has had no problem scoring goals, it has encountered difficulties preventing other teams from doing the same. Virginia scored five against the Demon Deacons in a loss on Sept. 30 and Duke scored three against them the following game in a loss on Oct. 4, starting a four-game losing streak. The last time both teams met was in the 2014 season opener, where the Buckeyes came away with the 1-0 victory in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This time, the stakes are even higher. After starting off the regular season with two losses, dealing with multiple injuries and falling just short of the Big Ten semifinals to Nebraska, the Buckeyes have not had an easy road to the NCAA tournament. “We’ve faced a lot of adversity this year,” Ohio State senior midfielder Sarah Roberts said. “At this point, anything that gets thrown against us we look at it more as an opportunity, an opportunity to get better, an opportunity to show the rest of the country what the Buckeyes are made of.”For the Demon Deacons, this rematch presents an opportunity for the team to put its best foot forward and gain a win in front of the home crowd.  This matchup for the Buckeyes will be the most important road test it has faced thus far. For some of the players on the team, this will be their first experience playing soccer in an NCAA tournament, including Fischer, who said the team is excited for the upcoming matchup.“Never being in a tournament before,” Fischer said, “I’m definitely excited to see what it’s going to bring. I’m expecting that our team can compete and keep going in the tournament. I know throughout the season we’ve been getting better and better. I think as long as we continue that, we have a good shot.”One key element that remains a strength for the Buckeyes is its  performance on defense. Ohio State has allowed 14 goals in 18 games this season.. “From a senior perspective,” Roberts said, “I think we’re excited that we get one more chance and one more game to kind of make our mark on the program.” read more

Rep Paquette supports plan to guarantee auto insurance savings

first_img Categories: Paquette News 24May Rep. Paquette supports plan to guarantee auto insurance savings State Rep. Brad Paquette today joined colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver auto insurance reform and significant rate relief to drivers across the state.The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims to help lower costs. The plan, Senate Bill 1, will next head to the Senate for final approval and is expected to receive the governor’s signature.The bipartisan solution is designed to end Michigan’s long tenure as the state with the most expensive car insurance rates in the nation.“Our friends and families are continuously tempted to move across the border to Indiana to escape Michigan’s ridiculous auto insurance costs,” said Paquette, of Niles. “Drivers deserve to make choices about their coverage and select what’s best for them – that’s why I support this plan today.”Michigan’s costs are high largely because it’s the only state mandating unlimited lifetime health care coverage through car insurance. The bipartisan reform plan allows those currently using the coverage to keep it, and those who want it in the future to continue buying it – while providing more affordable options.last_img read more

Sarah Smith The BBC has appointed news presenter S

first_imgSarah SmithThe BBC has appointed news presenter Sarah Smith as its first Scotland editor. The new role has been created to bring more in-depth analysis and context on big news stories in Scotland to UK viewers, according to the BBC.Smith previously worked in Edinburgh, Washington and London for Channel 4 News, before returning to the BBC last year to present BBC Scotland’s new current affairs TV programme Scotland 2014 in the run up to the country’s independence referendum.The public broadcaster said that the appointment would help reflect the realignment of UK politics following the recent general election.“I am delighted to be appointed as the BBC’s first Scotland Editor. It’s a very exciting opportunity at a time when Scottish affairs are so important to our understanding of the whole of the UK. I’m looking forward to working with an excellent team who will ensure our coverage of events in Scotland engages our audience across the UK and beyond,” said Smith.last_img read more