Tigers drop to 2-5, host Oshkosh North on ThursdayBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Hudson scored the first six points of the game, and Marshfield never recovered as it dropped a 69-51 decision to the Raiders in the opening round of the 8th Annual Marshfield Tiger Girls Basketball Invitational on Wednesday night at Marshfield High School.Hudson (7-2) cruised out to a 14-4 lead in the first 5:40 of the game, and the Tigers never got closer than eight the rest of the way.Lexi Jonas hit five 3-pointers in the first half for Hudson and finished with a game-high 17 points.Marshfield (2-5) closed to within 33-25 after a 3-pointer from Meg Bryan and a free throw by Jenna Jakobi with just more than two minutes to go in the first half, but the Tigers would only score one more point in the half and trailed by 12 at the break.Hudson came out of intermission and scored the first seven points to push its lead to 19. Marshfield responded with six in a row, including a pair of baskets by Jakobi, and cut it to nine on a 3-pointer from Meg Bryan.However, Marshfield did not score for the next 3:20, turned the ball over on four-straight possessions, and fell behind by 15. The Tigers finished with 17 turnovers in the loss and could not get Hudson’s lead back under double digits.Ema Fehrenbach scored 16 points, making 8 of 10 free throws, and Bryan added 11 points with three 3-pointers for Marshfield.Wausau West defeated Oshkosh North in the first game Wednesday and will play Hudson at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by North against Marshfield at approximately 3 p.m. Marshfield’s game will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Raiders 69, Tigers 51Hudson 38 31 – 69Marshfield 26 25 – 51HUDSON (69): Lucy Fashingbauer 0-2 0-0 0, Izzy Hanson 0-0 0-0 0, Sarah Cable 0-0 0-0 0, Lexi Jonas 6-13 0-0 17, Lexi LeFever 0-0 0-0 0, Grace Uchytil 0-0 1-2 1, MaKenzie White 0-1 1-2 1, Ty Huber 0-4 0-0 0, Kayla Gertschen 2-3 2-2 7, Kylee Christiansen 6-8 2-3 14, Shayla Wallin 6-14 2-4 16, Ashley Juza 4-7 2-2 10, Kassi Jenkins 1-3 0-1 2, Kaiya Sundeen 0-1 1-2 1, Elise Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. FG: 25-56. FT: 11-18. 3-pointers: 8-16 (Jonas 5-7, Wallin 2-4, Gertschen 1-1, White 0-1, Huber 0-1, Juza 0-2). Rebounds: 33 (Wallin 11). Turnovers: 14. Fouls: 18. Fouled out: none. Record: 7-2.MARSHFIELD (51): Shantel Nienast 0-1 0-0 0, Meg Bryan 4-9 0-0 11, Kaydee Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Kendra Tremelling 0-0 0-0 0, Jenna Jakobi 4-11 1-2 9, Corianne Johnson 2-6 2-5 7, Maddie Nikolai 0-4 1-2 1, Ema Fehrenbach 4-11 8-10 16, Katie Osinski 2-4 1-2 5, Sophie Koehn 1-2 0-2 2. FG: 17-48. FT: 13-23. 3-pointers: 4-8 (Bryan 3-5, C. Johnson 1-3). Rebounds: 27 (Jakobi 6). Turnovers: 17. Fouls: 15. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-5.
SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “Many consumers aren’t aware that they use cloud services daily,” Nathier Kasu, head of digital at MWeb, said in a statement this week. Using online platforms such as photo sharing social network, Flickr is a perfect example of cloud computing as well as the recent online gaming craze, Farmville which is accessed through Facebook. The main feature of Store-It is that it’s in “the cloud”, so you can access it from any connected device from any location. Taking its consumers’ requirements for a cloud-based file sharing service into consideration, MWeb has decided to offer 5-gigabyets (GB) of free space on Store-It to its customers. South African internet service provider MWeb has announced the launch of Store-It, a file hosting service that enables both individuals and business owners to store and access files online using cloud computing technology. Stored on local servers According to MWeb, this allows customers to securely store their documents, as well as almost 100 000 photographs or more than 1 200 mp3 format music files. Also, since all data is stored on local servers, it allows for faster retrieval times than offshore-based foreign solutions. Store-It also has paid-for upgrade options of 45GB and 95GB for those customers needing for online storage space. According to MWeb, Store-It is an alternative, cheaper and safer solution to using hardware such as flash drives or external hard drives to store and save files. Users will have complete control of their data which is stored locally on MWeb’s servers. 24 June 2011 “We are always looking for ways to benefit our customers’ overall Internet experience and encourage them to explore the Internet by taking advantage of our value added services,” said Kasu. “Store-It is a no frills, easy to use solution and another innovative product that we are proud to put into our stable.”
Transfers Guti urges Neymar to leave PSG for Real Madrid Joe Wright 01:28 23/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers PSG PSG v Real Madrid Real Madrid Ligue 1 UEFA Champions League Neymar Cristiano Ronaldo Gareth Bale Karim Benzema Guti, now a youth coach at the Santiago Bernabeu, thinks the Brazil star would be wise to move back to La Liga with former club Barca’s arch-rivals Former Real Madrid midfielder Guti says Neymar should join the club from Paris Saint-Germain to reach new heights in his career.The Brazil star has been consistently linked with a move to the Liga champions in recent weeks, having reportedly failed to settle in France following his world-record €222million switch from Barcelona last August.Guti, now a youth coach for Madrid, believes the Santiago Bernabeu is the only logical destination for Neymar if he decides to cut short his time in Ligue 1. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp “Hopefully, he’ll wear the shirt in future,” he told Cadena Ser. “If he wants to advance and to scale new heights, it’s only Real Madrid left for him.”In the end, he was at an important club like Barcelona and now he is at another in PSG but you only really get to see him in the Champions League. All that is missing for him is Real Madrid.”Rumours of interest in Neymar has led to speculation over the future of Madrid’s ‘BBC’ attacking trio.Cristiano Ronaldo has been tipped to join PSG and Manchester United in the past, while Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale are said to be fighting to save themselves after underwhelming seasons.Guti thinks only Ronaldo is “untouchable” in Zinedine Zidane’s side and claimed the Portugal international’s attacking team-mates must prove their worth to the club.100 – Cristiano Ronaldo is the first player in #UCL history to score 100 goals for the same club. Love. pic.twitter.com/LgpeBVYSTV— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 14, 2018″There’s nobody untouchable any more, just Cristiano, because he’s earned it,” said Guti. “[Bale and Benzema] are great players and if they are at the top level, they are very important players for Real Madrid.”But what Zidane has made crystal clear is that he has a great squad and anyone who proves to him that he can play will play. From now on, everyone has to put on their work overalls and try to do the best to get minutes with Zidane.”
MLS Orlando City 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and more Thomas Floyd @thomasfloyd10 Last updated 1 year ago 00:18 27/2/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bill Streicher/USA Today MLS Orlando City Sacha Kljestan, Justin Meram and Oriol Rosell are among the signings brought in this offseason as a new-look Lions squad eyes the postseason If Orlando City again fails to make the playoffs in 2018, the club certainly won’t have complacency to blame.Perhaps no MLS team reinvented itself more this offseason than Jason Kreis’ Lions, who parted ways with club icons Kaka and Cyle Larin while bringing in a host of newcomers, including proven MLS standouts Sacha Kljestan, Justin Meram and Oriol Rosell.Orlando still hasn’t been to the MLS playoffs since entering the league in 2015, but there’s no doubting the club’s ambitions this year. Entering his second full season the job, Kreis will surely be feeling the pressure to end that drought and bring postseason soccer to Central Florida. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp How did Orlando City perform in 2017?2017 finish: 10th in Eastern Conference (10-15-9), missed the playoffsA 6-1-0 start seemed to place Orlando among the Eastern Conference contenders, but the Lions promptly fell off a cliff. Kreis’ side managed just four wins the rest of the season, going 0-6-2 from July through early September and ultimately finishing 11 points out of a playoff spot.Orlando City’s key offseason lossesBrazilian legend Kaka announced his retirement after three MLS seasons, having faded into a bit-part player down the stretch last season. He was followed through the exit door by leading scorer Cyle Larin, who prompted a messy divorce from Orlando by forcing through a move to Besiktas.While Kaka and Larin were the two biggest names to leave Orlando, the housecleaning was exhaustive: part-time starters Jose Aja, Tommy Redding, Antonio Nocerino, Servando Carrasco, Giles Barnes and Carlos Rivas have moved on as well.Orlando City’s key offseason additionsThe headliner is Sacha Kljestan, who arrived via a trade with the New York Red Bulls following back-to-back seasons leading MLS in assists. Justin Meram, meanwhile, was acquired from the Columbus Crew after notching a career-high 13 goals in 2017.Orlando also was busy with signings from abroad. Paraguayan playmaker Josue Colman, 19, has joined as a young designated player, while veteran Senegalese center back Lamine Sane was brought in from Werder Bremen to solidify a leaky defense. But the most influential addition could be former Sporting Kansas City defensive midfielder Oriol Rosell, who joined Orlando after a stint with Sporting CP.Libya international Mohamed El-Munir is a candidate to win the job at left back, while Amro Tarek, R.J. Allen, Jose Villarreal and Stefano Pinho have been signed as depth. The club also added two midfield prospects, acquiring the homegrown rights to Cam Lindley from Chicago and taking Chris Mueller sixth overall in the MLS draft.Full Orlando City roster entering 2018 seasonGoalkeepers: Joe Bendik, Earl Edwards Jr., Adam Grinwis, Mason StajduharDefenders: R.J. Allen, Pierre Da Silva, Mohamed El-Munir, Victor “P.C.” Giro, Lamine Sane, Jonathan Spector, Scott Sutter, Amro Tarek, Donny ToiaMidfielders: Josue Colman, Cristian Higuita, Will Johnson, Sacha Kljestan, Richie Laryea, Cameron Lindley, Justin Meram, Dillon Powers, Tony Rocha, Oriol Rosell, Jose Villarreal, Yoshimar YotunForwards: Dom Dwyer, Chris Mueller, Stefano PinhoOrlando City’s projected starting lineupBendik is locked in as the No. 1 between the posts, and Sane figures to partner with Spector in central defense while Tarek provides depth. Sutter and El-Munir should be favored to start at fullback, though Allen and Toia are established options.Whether Kreis goes with a 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2 diamond or something else entirely, Rosell can be expected to sit in front of the back line. Yotun will be shaded toward the left, and Kljestan should play as a No. 10. Meram and Colman are versatile enough to play out wide or in central attacking roles. Expect Higuita, Powers and Johnson to be in the mix for midfield minutes, as well.Having shared the front line with Larin following his midseason arrival, Dwyer can now play the lone striker role he flourished in with Kansas City. If Kreis does play a 4-4-2, Meram and Pinho are the top options to partner with Dwyer up top.Orlando City’s national TV coverageNew York City FC vs. Orlando City – Saturday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. ET on UnivisionOrlando City vs. New York Red Bulls – Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. ET on UniMasOrlando City vs. Portland Timbers – Sunday, April 8, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNPhiladelphia Union vs. Orlando City – Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNColorado Rapids vs. Orlando City – Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNOrlando City vs. Atlanta United – Sunday, May 13, at 6 p.m. ET on FS1Atlanta United vs. Orlando City – Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNLos Angeles FC vs. Orlando City – Saturday, July 7, at 4:30 p.m. on FoxOrlando City vs. New York City FC – Thursday, July 26, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNLA Galaxy vs. Orlando City – Sunday, July 29, at 9:30 p.m. ET on FS1D.C. United vs. Orlando City – Sunday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. ET on FS1Orlando City vs. Atlanta United – Friday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPNChicago Fire vs. Orlando City – Sunday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m. ET on FS1
Mesut Özil Ozil reaches Arsenal century as he delivers for Wenger in Milan Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 03:19 9/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Mesut Özil Arsenal Milan v Arsenal Milan UEFA Europa League Premier League Stats Having provided the assist for Aaron Ramsey during a crunch Europa League clash, the World Cup winner has now been involved in 100 Gunners goals Mesut Ozil has become an Arsenal centurion, with the World Cup winner having now been involved in 100 Gunners goals.The Germany international has reached that mark in 189 appearances, having moved to Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid in 2013.Arsene Wenger invested £42.5 million worth of faith in Ozil’s creative instincts and has been rewarded by his contribution across multiple competitions. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The 29-year-old has struggled for consistency at times, but his value to the Arsenal cause has rarely been questioned.He is one of few world-class talents in the Gunners squad and is looked upon to provide inspiration when it matters most.Ozil stepped up to that plate in a crunch Europa League last-16 encounter with AC Milan which had been billed as a make-or-break fixture for under-fire boss Wenger .Arsenal needed a result at the San Siro and their cause was aided considerably by a man who recently committed to a lucrative new contract .Having already teed up Henrikh Mkhitaryan to open the scoring against Milan, Ozil then repeated the trick in first-half stoppage-time as Aaron Ramsey doubled the away side’s advantage.That assist saw him reach a notable landmark, with a hand having been played in 100 goals.100 – Mesut Özil has now been directly involved in 100 goals in all competitions for Arsenal (37 goals and 63 assists). Maestro. pic.twitter.com/ZMHETXBVWi — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 8, 2018 Arsenal will be hoping there are many more goals and assists to come from Ozil.Whether his efforts are enough to keep Wenger in a job is, however, open to question.The long-serving Frenchman has fallen under mounting pressure in north London, with Europa League success offering a final route to silverware and a return to a Champions League stage.
Chelsea Conte salutes ‘fantastic’ Willian after Crystal Palace win Ryan Benson 05:15 11/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty Images Chelsea Premier League Antonio Conte Willian Chelsea v Crystal Palace Crystal Palace The Blues returned to winning ways at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, with the in-form Brazilian playing a starring role that his coach recognised Willian’s immense recent form has not escaped Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, who lauded the Brazilian as “fantastic” after he scored and starred in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.The Brazil international opened the scoring in the 25th minute, darting in off the left flank and finding the bottom-left corner via a deflection, with a Martin Kelly own-goal coming soon after.Although Willian did not manage to add to that, his opener was his fifth in his last five games across all competitions, while he generally caught the eye throughout. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp One particularly impressive moment in the second half saw him enjoy a sensational solo run through Palace’s midfield, before eventually seeing a seemingly goal-bound effort blocked in front of the target.And Conte commended him for his display, both on and off the ball.”You can see that if a player stays in great form I’m the first to pick him in the starting XI,” Conte told reporters in his news conference.”Willian is playing in a fantastic way, but I want to underline, not only with the ball, also without the ball.”He’s working very hard and he’s helping the team without the ball. He’s showing great maturity at this point of his career.”In my heart I hope to see him at this level, to continue this performance. He’s playing very well with the ball, without the ball.”It’s important to have balance within the game, because when we lose our balance it’s very difficult.”Up next for Chelsea and Conte is Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie..@willianborges88’s on today!2-0 [63′] #CHECRY pic.twitter.com/QWNsq98op6— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 10, 2018Chelsea travel to Camp Nou having rescued a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge last time out and Conte acknowledges his team will be facing one of the world’s best sides.”We have to show great resilience,” Conte added. “The game will be totally different.”We are playing against one of the best teams in the world. We have to try to have the same focus, the same attention as the first leg against Barcelona.”We played a really great game. It was almost the perfect game. It won’t be easy. At the same time we have to try the right solution to play this game.”The best way sometimes is to speak with the players and to try to find together the right plan to face this game.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Lionel Messi Ancelotti: Messi & Ronaldo the difference in Champions League Chris Burton 22:02 17/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty/Goal Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Barcelona Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Carlo Ancelotti A former manager at Real Madrid believes the Blancos and Barcelona are favourites for European glory due to boasting the world’s best players The mere presence of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo makes Barcelona and Real Madrid favourites for Champions League glory, says Carlo Ancelotti.Both the Blaugrana and the Blancos are safely through to the quarter-finals of this season’s competition.Their talismanic forwards have led the charge, with Messi bagging a brace against Chelsea in the last-16 to take his goal tally to six while eternal rival Ronaldo leads the scoring charts on 12. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Both men are now members of the elite 100-goal club in the Champions League and Ancelotti, who has conquered Europe as a player and coach, believes they will prove to be the difference once again in the pursuit of continental glory.The Italian said: “Clearly Champions League games are decided by the smallest of details and in a one-off game it is sufficient for a refereeing decision to knock someone out.”Madrid and Barcelona are favourites for their experience and because they have Ronaldo and Messi.”It is clear [Juventus and Roma] are not favourites because they are up against two European powers but they still will have their chances.”Real have been paired with Serie A champions Juventus in the last eight, in what will be a repeat of last season’s final.Barca, meanwhile, will take on Roma as they seek to break the dominance being enjoyed by their arch-rivals in Europe.The Blancos have lifted the famous jug-eared trophy in each of the last two seasons – and three of the last four campaigns – and have their sights set on a notable hat-trick.
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I recently confessed on this blog that I had to throw out the first half of my book because it wasn’t very good and start over mid-way through my writing process. Here’s an analogy from the cutting room floor that I did like: a map of Sherwood Forest as the map for reaching our audiences. In the middle of it is the marketing territory we sometimes want to avoid but all must pass through.If we are working for a good cause, Sherwood Forest is located on our mental map between somewhere between our mission statements or strategic plans and our outreach efforts. Most organizations or activists have mission statements and even strategic plans. These are the ideas and documents that tell us why we are in business and what we want to accomplish. Picture this as the west side of a map that shows how to reach our audiences. At the other end of our mental map, to the east, is an outreach or communications plan. Most organizations have at least an informal version of this plan. It tells us how to get our message out – for example, press conferences, canvassing, printed matter and public service announcements. Now visualize the empty space on our line between our strategic plan and our communications plan. This is the uncharted, dense, dark wood we’re calling Sherwood Forest. It is tempting to circumnavigate it, because it seems so much easier to bypass the wood and take our mission directly to the people. We all like to figure out what we’re trying to accomplish and then go straight to promoting it. This is skipping the crucial path through the forest. It’s assuming that being right is the same thing as being convincing, and therefore giving people information will get them to take action. We start by saying “we need a brochure” rather than asking, “who are we trying to reach and what do they want?” Many marketing efforts stumble because information alone does not change hearts or minds.We need to backtrack and determine how to translate, position and compellingly package our agenda for our audience before we start promoting. Taking time to do this ensures that when people hear our public service announcement or read our brochure, they will take action. Sherwood Forest is where we go from mission orientation to market orientation. It’s where our advocacy efforts either come together and gain power or fall apart, lost somewhere in the undergrowth. OK, so it’s a little overblown. That’s why it did not end up in the book. But I revive it here to say, before we go east and decide how to communicate, we should make the journey into our audience’s world and figure out what they think, what they do and where they are. Then and only then can we figure out how to express our Western orientation – our mission – in terms that will travel well.Wow I’m stuck on the travel analogy this week too. Maybe I need a vacation?
This comes from The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle (recommended reading for the under-ten set). Early guerrilla marketing! Who knew?The word QUIZ came into being in a very unusual way. One day in the late eighteenth century, an Irishman named Daly bet a friend that he could introduce a new word into the language in 24 hours. That night, Daly went all around the city of Dublin writing QUIZ on walls. The next day everyone in Dublin was asking, “What’s a quiz?” Daly won his bet, and the word QUIZ became a part of the English language – literally overnight. Because Daly’s quiz tested people’s ability to come up with a quick answer, the word has come to mean a short, fast test.