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Despite strong D, Blue Devils too much for Badgers

first_imgTaylor Wurtz led the Badgers in scoring, but even though the Badgers pulled to within one, weren’t able to prevail in a game that was close the whole way through.[/media-credit]Facing the best backcourt and probably the most explosive team it has faced this year, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team (2-6) fell to Duke (8-0) 59-51 Thursday. However, the loss proved the Badgers’ defensive intensity can keep them in games against even the best teams.Down nine at halftime, UW’s defense was able to come out of the locker room strong and decrease Duke’s lead to just three early in the second half. Keeping the Blue Devils scoreless for over three minutes to start the half, the strong defensive effort kept the Badgers in the game all night.Perhaps most impressive, the Badgers were able to limit the Blue Devils to 18 points in the paint, a sign that they were able to keep their talented lineup of guards from getting a lot of easy drives through the lane.“They’re a very gifted, very talented, very loaded with McDonald’s All-Americans, and we shut that lane down,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said. “Shut it down good, but we gave them too many second chance opportunities. But our defense did keep us in the game…that’s who we are.”When the ACC squad did try to take it through the lane, the task was rarely easy. Wisconsin was very physical, often forcing fouls and sending the message that they would not allow uncontested layups.A team that has averaged 75 points per game this year, Wisconsin was able to hold Duke to just 27 points in the first half and 59 points on the game. Never allowing the Blue Devils’ high-scoring backcourt to find a strong rhythm, Duke went 20-for-60 in the game, shooting just 33 percent from the field.Wisconsin’s defense also limited Duke’s success from behind the arc, as the Blue Devils converted just 25 percent of their three-point shots in the game.“It all started from the gameplan of no lane, and I mean our defense is team defense so obviously it comes from my teammates,” sophomore guard Taylor Wurtz said. “We’re just in the gap for one another and it worked out.”Making a statement early on by forcing the Blue Devils to throw up an airball on their first possession, the Badgers maintained the defensive intensity throughout the game. Showing great effort on every play, Wisconsin was able to force 14 turnovers against a fundamentally strong Duke team.Defense was an issue UW struggled with during its recent six-game losing skid, allowing four opponents to score more than 65 points. Not only did the Badgers hold a team to less than 60 points for the second time in six games tonight, but they did so against a loaded ACC opponent.“When you play like that against such a good team, it gives you so much confidence knowing that, the rest of the teams we’re going to play, we have the capability to beat every team,” senior guard Alyssa Karel said.A major part of the confidence the Badgers gained tonight undoubtedly came from their impressive defense against the Blue Devils. Holding the team’s leading scorer, senior guard Jasmine Thomas, to 4-of-14 shooting and 14 points, below her season average. Another member of Duke’s highly touted backcourt, senior guard Karima Christmas was held to 2-of-9 shooting and finished with nine points. A solid portion of the scoring for these players came from the charity stripe, a promising defensive sign for Wisconsin.A team that often talks about themselves as a defense-first squad, they proved just how much that approach can do for this team against the Blue Devils.“It’s another loss, but I tell you what, this team turned the page today,” Stone said. “We played very, very good defense, we just didn’t box out.”There is little doubt after Thursday’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge that the UW women’s basketball team gained some important momentum as the conference season approaches.For a defensive-minded team, limiting the success of Duke’s prolific backcourt and displaying a tenacious intensity on the defensive end, this was an important game for the team. Against the Blue Devils, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team finally regained the defensive foundation of their program.“There’s so many great things to take away from this game. I was so proud of my entire time, the fact that Duke came in here and we weren’t intimidated at all,” Karel said. “We know now we’re a good team and we can compete with anyone.”last_img read more

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Golden Race reveals new mobile features for its ONLINE platform

first_img Submit Golden Race’s virtual sports products get Swedish certification June 18, 2020 The industry wakes up to virtual sports potential June 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Share Golden Race gains ISO certification May 29, 2020 Golden Race has revealed that a floating video option will be one of the new mobile features for its ONLINE platform, the industry’s first all-in-one virtual betting sportsbook.The platform designed to be the same as a real sportsbook, only with virtual results, will see its mobile offering further boosted with improved navigation options, increased client-specific customisation, more statistics and additional games.This improved navigation will allow for faster browsing and switching between all sports, while the floating video option will enable users to navigate and bet while the video player remains visible.Feature highlights on the multi-currency and multi-lingual mobile platform, already includes support for slower connections, multi-game betting, hot picks and jackpot games.Martin Wachter, CEO at Golden Race, commented: “At Golden Race, we are excited about the summer developments to our online and mobile offering. The platform, which can be easily integrated into 3rd party betting systems, is compliant with the highest regulatory standards and will deliver the complete mobile experience, including virtual video quality adaptive to a player’s connection.“We shared details of this virtual sports revolution at the recent iGaming Super Show. For both our new online and mobile solutions, we designed them from the ground up to ensure that the look and feel are completely the same as anything a player would be familiar with from real sports betting, while maintaining the manageability and availability of virtual sports.”last_img read more

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Bass Anglers: Johnston wins big at Bullards Bar

first_imgYuba City >> The Red Bluff Bass Anglers held a bass tournament Sunday at Bullards Bar Reservoir. It was a tough bite for everyone except Frank Johnston, whose winning five fish limit included 9.94, 9.53 and 8.51 lb. spotted bass for a total weight of 33.13 lbs. Johnston used a spinnerbait to catch the winning fish. Ken Davis finished a distant second with 8 lbs. and Kevin McLachlan took third with 7.22 lbs.The Red Bluff Bass Anglers will be starting a new tournament season on April 30 at …last_img

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IT Poll: Is the Java Dynasty Seeing the Beginning of the End?

first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img We ran two stories earlier today on the state of Java and its complex partner ecosystem. We looked at a report from Forrester analysts John R. Rymer and Jeffrey S. Hammond. Last year, Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri put it more bluntly in a blog post: Java Is A Dead-End For Enterprise App Development.But considering that last week we ran a post called “COBOL’s Not Dead,” there’s still clearly a potential for a long and healthy life for Java. The report Rymer and Hammond specifically write that their report is not an obituary. There’s also the chance Oracle will get its act together and keep Java relevant for a long time to come.But it’s clear that Java’s grip on the enterprise is loosening. Are you starting to look at, or use, alternatives to Java? Tags:#enterprise#Trends Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

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Money Monday

first_imgIn coordination with Military Saves, this week’s post focuses on consumer protection. By Dr. Barbara O’NeillIs there information Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP) staff can provide to service members to make them aware scams exist?Personal Financial Management Program (PFMP) staff can use the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) “Anatomy of a Scam” brochure. Some of the scams discussed include work-from-home schemes, “free trial” offers, advance-free loans, lottery and sweepstake scams, etc. The more knowledge service members are armed with, the safer they will be when confronted with such cons. For more information, refer to bbb.org/blog/top-online-scams.pdf.Another resource is Fakechecks.com. This site has an interactive fraud test and prevention page. For more information, refer to these websites:fakechecks.org/fraudtest.htmlfakechecks.org/prevention.htmlBrowse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars answered by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on July 8, 2013.last_img read more

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Des problèmes auditifs détectés chez un Américain sur cinq de plus de

first_imgDes problèmes auditifs détectés chez un Américain sur cinq de plus de 12 ansSelon une vaste étude réalisée aux Etats-Unis, près d’un Américain sur cinq âgé de plus de 12 ans souffrirait de problèmes auditifs au moins au niveau d’une oreille. C’est une découverte préoccupante que viennent de faire des chercheurs de l’université Johns Hopkins aux Etats-Unis. D’après leur étude publiée dans la revue Archives of Internal Medicine, un total de 48 millions d’Américains souffriraient aujourd’hui de problèmes auditifs. Or, jusqu’à présent, les estimations faisaient état de 21 et 29 millions de personnes souffrant de déficiences auditives, notamment parce que les études s’étaient concentrées sur des populations ciblées. À lire aussiPourquoi le son de notre voix nous paraît-il si étrange sur un enregistrement ?Mais la nouvelle étude, la plus vaste jamais réalisée sur le sujet, s’est intéressée à l’ensemble des personnes âgées de plus de 12 ans en analysant entre autres les résultats de tests auditifs. C’est ainsi que les chercheurs ont constaté que 20,3% des Américains souffraient d’une déficience auditive au moins au niveau d’une oreille et 12,7% (30 millions) au niveau des deux oreilles. D’après l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), la déficience auditive est définie comme étant l’incapacité à entendre une conversation d’une intensité de 25 décibels ou moins et donc à la suivre. Par ailleurs, si les problèmes auditifs sont plus fréquents avec l’avancée en âge, les scientifiques ont également observé qu’ils touchaient plus les hommes que les femmes et plus les Blancs que les Noirs. Mais ils sont pour l’heure incapables d’expliquer une telle différence et évoquent la possibilité d’un effet protecteur de l’hormone féminine oestrogène et de la mélanine, le pigment foncé qui colore la peau. Quant aux causes de cette perte auditive, les scientifiques invoquent une multitude de facteurs tels que des maladies infectieuses, un environnement bruyant, une blessure ou encore la vieillesse. D’après l’OMS, pas moins de 278 millions de personnes souffriraient dans le monde d’une perte auditive modérée ou profonde des deux oreilles. Un chiffre conséquent que pourraient néanmoins réduire une prévention et un dépistage précoce de ces problèmes, selon l’organisation.Le 15 novembre 2011 à 11:08 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Steve ends sevengame drought with brace

Steve ends sevengame drought with brace

first_imgBy Sulayman Bah Striker Bubacarr Trawally yesterday plugged off a brace but his club would still go onto lose in the Chinese Super League.Seventh-placed Guangzhou fired in the opening goal after just eleven minutes ticked but Trawally, whose moniker is Steve, drew matters to a level in the 29th minute.Argentina’s striker Zahavi raced Guangzhou ahead again before later grabbing himself four goals. Things had looked awful at this moment but the Gambian striker tried to liven up his teammates’ spirits by scoring a second goal for Yanbian but the hosts replied strongly on each occasion prior to settling for a final 6-2 win at end of the game.Before yesterday’s goals, Bubacarr had gone seven matches without a goal and his latest feat makes it his sixth of the season in sixteen starts for bottom-placed Yanbian.Elsewhere, Assan Ceesay scored on his debut in the Swiss second tier in Chiasso’s two-all draw.last_img read more

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Miniearthquake swarm continues near Mount St Helens

first_imgThree earthquakes rattled an area northwest of Mount St. Helens on Friday, continuing what geologists say is a mini-swarm of earthquakes not related to the nearby volcano.The latest quakes, on Friday, were a 3.7-magnitude quake at 2:38 p.m. Friday, followed by a 3.4 at 6:08 and a 3.1 at 6:12 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.A report from the USGS on Friday said the quakes have been centered about 13 miles northwest of Mount St. Helens at a depth of about 8 miles. They were described as tectonic in origin and not directly related to the volcano.The report said such earthquakes are common in areas around Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood. It said another mini-swarm of earthquakes also occurred about six miles southwest of Mount Hood.Volcano-related seismic activity at the two volcanoes themselves were at normal background levels, the USGS said.last_img read more

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