Wisconsin returns to form in 3-0 rout

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoThe Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team returned to its winning ways Wednesday night as it clawed past the Northwestern Wildcats 3-0 (30-17, 30-27, 30-19).Bouncing back against Northwestern from last Saturday’s defeat by the No. 4-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions was essential for the Badgers not only to prove there was no hangover left from the loss, but also as part of its goal to win the Big Ten conference.Recovering from the Penn State loss had an added importance for senior co-captains Sheila Shaw and Aubrey Meierotto, who both posted negative hitting percentages in the Penn State match.Both Shaw and Meierotto got back on track Wednesday with 10 and nine kills, respectively.”[Bouncing back from the loss is] a good feeling,” Meierotto said. “It shows that our team, just because we did take that one loss, we’re not going to hang our heads about it. We’re going to take it as a learning experience and move on from there.””The team had time to get over that [loss],” head coach Pete Waite added. “We focused on what our goals are in getting better. We had a couple of good practices and they came with more of an attitude and [were] very confident tonight.”UW got off to a fast start and never looked back following a 7-0 run in the first match, led by a number of Taylor Reineke kills and assisted blocks.Reineke finished the night with 10 kills and no errors on 19 attempts (.526 attacking percentage) and seven block assists — an impressive stat line. However, Reineke did it in a quiet manner behind Audra Jeffers’ team-high 15 kills.”That’s a great night, and often she does it in a silent way,” Waite said of Reineke’s performance. “She hurt [Northwestern]. She was a weapon offensively and a force blocking.”However, the Wildcats did give Wisconsin a challenge in the second game behind Brittney Aldridge’s seven kills.Northwestern pulled within two points at 28-26, but after a Wisconsin time out, the Badgers regrouped and put the game away with a kill each from Audra Jeffers and Maria Carlini.While Aldridge, one of the more consistent attackers in the Big Ten (third in the conference, with a hitting percentage of .363), led Northwestern in a close game two, Wisconsin limited her to only two other kills in the match.Courtnie Paulus led the Wildcats with a team-high 13 kills on a number of drop shots that caused problems for Wisconsin.”I think we adjusted between games two and three,” Waite said. “We changed our defense a little bit to put people in those spots, and they didn’t [get those dump shots off] after that. They didn’t succeed after that.””It wasn’t hard,” Reineke added. “They’re usually very active at the net with dumping and we were ready for that because we practiced it.”Another adjustment Wisconsin had to make was in its defense versus the unorthodox offense that Northwestern head coach Keylor Chan runs for the Wildcats.With two setters — one in the back row and one in front — Northwestern’s style of offense is definitely uncommon. However, the Badgers had no problems at all against it in the three-game rout.”I didn’t think it was too difficult,” Waite said. “[Their offense was] different, but not too hard.””Our serving was good enough that we kept them off the net so that [setter Stephanie] Jurivich wasn’t able to score,” Waite added.The Badgers got back on track in game three after a somewhat shaky game two, finishing off Northwestern with a 30-19 win.Game three was ample opportunity for some of Wisconsin’s bench to see action, as Katie Lorenzen relieved Jackie Simpson at setter and recorded 15 assists.Amanda Berkley also saw more minutes in the back row, as she was able to dig seven balls, and freshman outside hitter Morgan Salow recorded the game-winning kill.Wisconsin has only one day of practice before it tips off against Indiana Friday at the UW Field House. Waite will be seeking his 100th Big Ten win, and Meierotto needs nine kills to reach 1,000 for her career.last_img read more

Great Atmosphere and large Audience on the Red Bull Cliff Diving in Mostar

first_imgOn the Old Bridge in Mostar, the 2017 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship started. Even though it was a working day, the audience was large.The first series started at 2:15pm, but before that, there was warming up. Rhiannan Iffland from Australia won’t remember the warmups fondly since she injured her knee.Iffland currently leads the women’s category, but won’t be able to win any more points in Mostar and most likely won’t be able to be first since this is the second to last competition as part of the championship in this season.Today, two jumps for the men’s and women’s categories will take place, while the third and final ones will take place tomorrow.We published earlier that the tickets for the special train ride to Mostar for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship for Saturday, September 16th was sold out and that the organizers, in cooperation with the Railways of FBiH, introduced another train ride.This information, together with today’s visit and atmosphere, show that tomorrow will be another spectacle in Mostar.Mostar is, for three years running, a part of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Championship.After five competition in this season, the leader in the men’s category is Blake Aldridge from Great Britain with 480 points and behind him are Gary Hunt from Great Britain with 460 points and Jonathan Paredes from Mexico with 450 points.After Ifflad with 690 points, Adriana Jimenez from Mexico with 520 points and Helen Marten from Australia with 450 points follow.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more

Milady’s and Austin’s Bookstore partner to promote reading

first_imgReading corners are designed to create a stimulating space for children to focus on reading and as part of their corporate social responsibility, Milady’s House of Beauty has partnered with their clients, as well as Headmistress and senior staff of Comenius Primary School, to establish a reading corner for students.The management and staff of Milady’s broached the idea of launching a reading programme and corner at the Queenstown school after their clients were impressed with the Easter décor produced by the students, which was being displayed in the salon.“I think [it] is a fabulous idea to promote literacy. It provides an atmosphere where the kids can be relaxed… literacy helps with education,” said Colleen Reis, owner of Milady’s.Comenius Headmistress, Michelle Booker spoke of her gratitude for the programme at her school.“Today is a blessed day indeed, we are happy that Milady’s came on board to present these books and tokens to you,” Booker said.One of Milady’s clients, the wife of the proprietor of Austin’s Book Store, a book lover herself, donated scores of books to the school.“Contributing to the fundamentals for a successful future” was the recurrent theme mentioned by Alumnus of Comenius Primary, Mizana Gonsalves, also a client of the salon.The idea was birthed after the students created Easter decorations for the salon. This move prompted Reis to enquire from the Headmistress, what could be done to assist the school with the funds that her clients donated.In 2016, Milady’s donated several drinking water units to the school after there was growing concern over the young students crossing the busy road to access clean drinking water from the salon, which is located a stone’s throw away from the institution.They also donated caps, umbrellas and water bottles to the pupils. They also deliver drinking water.last_img read more

Man granted bail on larceny charges

first_imgAkeem Cort of Campbellville, Georgetown was arraigned on Friday last before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts in relation to two charges of larceny.Akeem CortThe first charge alleged that on June 19, 2019 at Campbellville, Georgetown, he stole from Jamal Cummings one bicycle valued at $15,000.The second charge alleged that on the same day, at Kitty, Georgetown, he stole from Joan Bailey a purse valued $2,600.The 24-year-old defendant pleaded not guilty to both charges, but facts presented by Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh detailed that, on the day in question, the 64-year-old Bailey was walking along the roadway when she was approached by Cort, who was riding a bicycle which he had allegedly stolen from Cummings. He snatched the woman’s purse and attempted to escape; but an alarm was raised, and persons in the area apprehended and handed him over to the Police, and he was later charged with the offences.The prosecutor did not object to Cort being placed on bail, and thus he was placed on bail in the sum of $65,000 and under the condition that he reports every Monday to the Kitty Police Station until the hearing and determination of the cases.He was also instructed to make his next court appearance on July 26.last_img read more

INISHOWEN START-UPS SHOW THE WAY AT BUSINESS AWARDS

first_imgThe recession may still be biting but the Inishowen community showed that it is fighting back. The local business community was out in force to attend the first ever Inishowen Development Partnership’s Business Awards Ceremony last Thursday in Buncrana.The event, organised by the Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP), was held to celebrate the success of local entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been supported in their start up by IDP and to showcase the talent and entrepreneurial skills within the Peninsula. Three new local businesses – Hugh Doherty, Iconic Flowers Ltd, Eilish Grant, Grant Apparel (Clubman) Ltd and Jonathan Doherty & Christopher Lynch, (EHP) Efficient Heating & Plumbing Company Ltd all won awards on the night and now go forward to represent Inishowen at the Local Development Companies Regional Finals in Cavan.The businesses, with support from the IDP, the Department of Social Protection, and Solas, successfully managed their transition from unemployment to employment and learned key skills and life lessons on the journey so far.Even better, they have also created job opportunities in an area with limited work possibilities at this time.Speaking at the event, Rosemary Lyons, IDP Enterprise Officer, said that “It must be the worst thing to look back on life and say ‘I would have, I could have, or I should have. “Particularly when there are Agencies out there, like the Inishowen Development Partnership who want to, and can help those taking the journey to self-employment and business start-up.“We want to acknowledge the quality of life benefits that self- employment opportunities bring, to both individuals and the local community.The inaugural Business Awards were organised to recognise IDPs entrepreneurial clients, making every effortto start a new business in difficult times.IDP Manager Shauna McClenaghan explained that the event aimed to “highlight the resulting job creation from these businesses, both full and part-time and other indirect employment opportunities.“We wanted to showcase and celebrate the amazing talent and entrepreneurship which exists in the Inishowen Peninsula. The IDP offers a range of practical supports and for some the best option may be, access the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme.Which currently allows those taking the self-employment option, the opportunity to retain their social welfare payment for a period between 9 months and 2 years, on a reducing basis, while setting up in business.For others it may be knowledge of the Revenue “Start your Own Business Tax Relief initiative”.This scheme provides an exemption from Income Tax up to a maximum of €40,000 per annum, for a period of two years, to individuals setting up a qualifying business; having been unemployed for a period of at least 12 months prior to starting the business. While this was a positive Event for Inishowen, the one cloud hanging over the Event was the future of the Local Development Company itself.Given the uncertainty around the delivery mechanism of the new Local Development programmes, Rosemary Lyons, pointed out that the Enterprise Officers role combines developmental, vocational and business mentoring roles and stressed the importance of ensuring that this service continues locally and that the benefits to families and individuals is not underestimated.INISHOWEN START-UPS SHOW THE WAY AT BUSINESS AWARDS was last modified: May 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:awardsBusinessBusiness start-upsCavanIDPnewsRegional finalslast_img read more