Wisconsin finally plays complete game

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWhat a difference a week can make.One week after being dominated in virtually every aspect of the game in a 38-7 loss to Penn State, Wisconsin was on the other end of the coin Saturday, in a 44-3 abusing of Northern Illinois.After losing two consecutive games on the road and falling from the fifth-ranked team in the nation to out of the top 25, the Badgers finally played the complete game they had failed to do all season.That was more like it.“It was good to finally put a whole game together — offense, defense and special teams,” tight end Garrett Graham said.The offense scored 44 points and racked up 431 total yards, while the defense bounced back from its worst game of the season to completely stymie Northern Illinois to the tune of 99 yards of total offense.“We had fun today,” cornerback Allen Langford said. “That’s one thing we wanted to get back to. Coach Bielema stressed that all week, to just go out there and play the way we’ve been playing ever since we were little kids.”The Badgers defense certainly didn’t play small.Northern Illinois was held to zero yards of total offense going into the second quarter and didn’t pick up a first down until just a little more than a minute was remaining in the first half.Even more impressive was the job the Wisconsin defense did containing Northern Illinois running back Justin Anderson.Entering the game as the sixth-leading rusher in the nation, Anderson was held to just 14 yards rushing on 13 carries.“We knew we were playing against a great running back and a great rushing attack, and we basically just stood up to the task,” linebacker Jonathan Casillas said. “Our D-line played great today. I don’t know if they played a better game throughout the year. … My hat’s off to them. Those guys hold it down and make my job easier.”Offensively, the Badgers pounded the ball down the Huskies’ throats, rushing 55 times for 331 yards.“We wanted to establish something that we struggled with the last two weeks in the run game,” quarterback Tyler Donovan said. “We tried to get the ball in some different guys’ hands and see what they could do, and things turned out positive today.”P.J. Hill had the break-out play of the game, breaking through and spinning away from tackles at the line before finding some open field for a 72-yard touchdown run on the Badgers’ second drive of the game.“That’s some balancing out there that he did,” wide receiver Paul Hubbard said. “I thought he was going to fall over, but no.“If we keep having sparks like that throughout the game, I don’t think we’ll ever go back down the other path.”Swan”s motivational speechFriday night, as the team gathered in preparation for the following day’s game, senior captain Luke Swan stood up among his peers and urged them all to play with increased effort and tenacity.Swan, who tore his hamstring Oct. 6 against Illinois and will miss the remainder of the season, told his teammates to play as if every play was their last.“He said … ‘This is done for me for a while, and I just ask that you guys go out there and play every play like you know the next one is going to be your last, like you know you’re going to get hurt the next play,’” Hubbard said.That speech, according to Hubbard, was one of the reasons for the improved play across the board.“Everybody went out there and took that mentality to heart. They went out there and played 100 percent every play, and it showed.”Hartmann injuredThursday afternoon, UW head coach Bret Bielema mentioned sophomore Will Hartmann would see time Saturday playing on the punt return unit.Hartmann did so, and had an eventful day — even if he might not remember it.Hartmann nearly blocked a punt in the second quarter, but blocking on a kickoff return following NIU’s lone score, Hartmann was hit hard and suffered what Bielema characterized as a “pretty severe concussion.”“(He) did a tremendous job for us in the punt return game, and unfortunately took on somebody with his head there on that kickoff return,” Bielema said.When the training staff tried to help Hartmann up, he nearly tumbled over and needed to be assisted off the field by two trainers.last_img read more

Century Stables is On The Market

first_imgBy James RomanoCOLTS NECK – Century Stables, one of the declining number of thoroughbred breeding farms in Monmouth County, is for sale. Located on County Road 537, the estate home possesses 50-plus acres of gated land.Once the front gate opens, a long, tree lined driveway lies ahead. Light posts enliven the asphalt path as a pond, with an immaculate fountain, is situated directly to the right.Not only does the home have a great view of the surge the fountain produces in the front of the property, but also sites of rolling grassy fields with paddocks, a 20-stall barn, a caretaker’s cottage, a gazebo, and a children’s play house are visible.The naturally-lit home includes living spaces that hold high ceilings on both levels. The Cinderella staircase accompanied by a banquet-sized dining room, great room with wet bar, wood-burning fireplace, and 40-foot long kitchen would catch any real estate connoisseur’s eye.Judith Kent Sessa, 82, is the owner of Century Stables. She and her late husband bred countless thoroughbreds over the 35-year-span since they have owned the property. “I can no longer keep it. I used to have 50 horses here and now I am down to five,” Sessa said. “I am 82 years old and I don’t need all this expense now.”Sessa would love to still be involved in the horse breeding business. Once the remaining five are sold, no more horses will be kept at Century Stables unless the new owner keeps it a breeding farm. Sessa has six children who live in Florida, but they do not wish to continue their parents’ work, as five of them are not involved in the horseracing world.“Many nice horses have come through here,” Sessa said. “At one time, we had 25 mares having babies.” The property is certainly able to house numerous horses and their offspring.Elden Klayman, DVM, an equine veterinarian and owner of Colts Head Veterinary Services, has been taking care of Century Stables bred horses since 1985. “It’s just another farm that we may never get back,” Klayman said. “When you lose a farm, the value is in the property. It is real estate that can be developed.”Judith Kent Sessa, 82, is the owner of Centur y Stables. She and her late husband bred countless thorough- breds over the 35-year-span since they have owned the property. Photo: James Romano“The thoroughbred breeding industry has not been at its highest level for awhile now,” Karyn Malinowski, Ph.D., professor and director at Rutgers University Equine Science Center, said. “The Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association and breeding incentive awards have almost become nonexistent.”New Jersey horse racing farms, owners, breeders, and trainers simply cannot compete with surrounding states, such as Delaware, New York, and Pennsylvania, that have casino gaming income. In these neighboring states, slots at the racetrack fund the purses for the racing industry in that state. As a result, owners and trainers are racing their horses more often in those states.“There’s only racing 2 or 3 days a week here,” Sessa said. “Jersey-bred horses don’t race enough. The tracks even encourage trainers and horses from other states to come race.”Racehorses in New Jersey, other than Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah who is running in the $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Sunday, do not have the greatest track records.“If racing isn’t coming back, people won’t be breeding,” Sessa said.“It would be a dream come true if another horse breeder came here, but there are so few nowadays,” Sessa said. “It’s been wonderful and I loved every minute of it. It’s time to move on.”Sessa has lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida since she was 10 years-old. She would venture north to Century Stables in the summer when racing was affluent. The acreage has been strictly used for summer stays and breeding only.last_img read more

MobBase: Drag and Drop iPhone App Maker for Bands

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img dana oshiro When most of us hear the words, “For as little as 50 cents a day…” our brains conjure up solemn images of Sally Struthers. For as little as 50 cents a day MixMatchMusic is offering starving and made musicians a chance to reach their fans via a customizable iPhone app maker. Between now and tomorrow morning, MobBase will offer musicians with no programming skills the ability to build sleek-looking band apps. Features will include videos, images, bios, band news, streaming playlists, concert schedules and perhaps most importantly, links for music purchases. Best known for its web-based remixing service, MixMatchMusic is expanding to help bands further engage their fans. The company is offering a drag-and-drop interface with a number of different app templates. Musicians customize application designs by switching out page backgrounds, buttons and even features. FeaturesAlthough products are created using the template tool, no two applications look alike. Some of the available features include: 1. Music: Artists can offer samples of their collections and connect fans to album artwork, liner notes, lyrics and download links. 2. Videos: With MobBase, artists can pull in their YouTube video streams as well as encourage fans to tag their video content. From here bands can aggregate videos from a fan’s point of view. 3. Photos: Band accounts on Flickr and Picasa can be instantly streamed to the photo feature. This way concert pics and backstage exclusives automatically upload as new events occur. 4. News / Info: Artists can create biography pages and pull in related RSS feeds from blogs and traditional media sources. They can also integrate multiple Twitter accounts and import fan tweets based on a band’s designated hashtag. 5. Shows: The tool also allows bands to import concert event streams from MySpace and MixMatchMusic’s ArtistData tool. From here concert listings are automatically updated including ticket purchase links and Google maps. Approval and Pricing While a number of DIY-app platforms may appear on the horizon, part of the MobBase service is that MixMatchMusic handles the App store approval process. In the event that you’d like to change your app, co-founders Charles Feinn and Alan Khalfin assure us that there is no need to resubmit your app for approval. You simply log-in to the MobBase dashboard and change your pages. The company currently has 32 pilot apps pending approval including customized products for bands like Pepper and Everclear. MixMatchMusic also has partnerships with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance and a number of other indie labels. The company will look to forge deals with web 2.0-related service providers like Bandcamp and Topspin Media in the coming months. As for fees, applications are $20 dollars to activate. Free apps are priced at $15 dollars a month for the first 500 installs with $5 dollars per additional 1000 downloads. Meanwhile, paid apps cost $20 dollars per month for the first 500 installs and $6 dollars per month for each additional 1000. MobBase does not take any application sales fees in regards to revenue share. As per the standard iTunes affiliate music program, the company receives 5% of purchased music downloads. To get started visit MobBase.com for details. For a sneak peek at the design process check out the below screenshots: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

9 months agoChelsea striker Giroud: Cesc a great opportunity for Monaco

first_imgChelsea striker Giroud: Cesc a great opportunity for Monacoby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlivier Giroud has no doubts former Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas will be a success with AS Monaco.Cesc left Chelsea last week for ASM and made his debut in last night’s 1-1 draw at Olympique Marseille.Giroud told Telefoot: “Cesc is a great player, he has this quality of vision of the game, of intelligence of passes. “He’s one of the best players I’ve played with. “This is a great opportunity for Monaco.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

6 days agoNewcastle boss Bruce: England will happen for Longstaff brothers

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle boss Bruce: England will happen for Longstaff brothersby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United boss Steve Bruce says the Longstaff brothers are capable of playing for England.Sean, 21, and Matty, 19, have never been involved with the national team at any level and, until recently, were not part of the list of young players being tracked inside St George’s Park.But Bruce said: “I think they just have to be given time. They will find their way if they’re playing regularly.”I would think in the next few weeks, if they’re both going to be in the team, then they will come under the spotlight. Gareth has a blueprint of putting young players in and changing it, which is quite refreshing.”So if they keep playing to a certain level, everything will find them, whether it’s international call-ups, new contracts, new cars, the whole lot will fall into place.” last_img read more

Secretariat Reports Steady Progress in Implementation of Vision 2030

first_img These include development of the 2009 to 2012 Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) 2013 marked the fifth year of the Plan’s implementation The Secretariat has piloted several activities since the implementation process commenced in 2009 The Vision 2030 Jamaica Secretariat, located at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), is reporting steady progress in the implementation of Vision 2030 Jamaica, the country’s long-term National Development Plan.Vision 2030 Jamaica is intended to position the island to achieve developed country status by 2030 and, in the process, make it “… the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business.”Programme Director for Vision 2030 Jamaica, Richard Lumsden, tells JIS News that the Secretariat has piloted several activities since the implementation process commenced in 2009.These include: development of the 2009 to 2012 Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF), which was tabled along with the National Plan in Parliament in 2009. This is the first of seven consecutive three-yearly implementation frameworks for the priority areas for development up to 2030.Mr. Lumsden says the Secretariat has also completed the 2012 to 2015 MTF, which sets out the priorities for the second three-year period. Cabinet, he adds, has approved the new MTF which the Secretariat has now completed for printing and dissemination to key stakeholders, including the public. Additionally, he informs that the progress report on the first three years of implementation “will be ready shortly.”On completion, the Programme Director says the report will be available in various formats to all stakeholders, to facilitate “full discussion and understanding of where we are in the process.” This, he adds, will be supported by a comprehensive public education programme.Mr. Lumsden points out that 2013 marked the fifth year of the Plan’s implementation. He recounts that planning for Vision 2030 Jamaica commenced in 2006 and was undertaken up to early 2009 when the Plan and accompanying MTF 2009-2012 were completed.He informs that during the Plan’s formulation period, stakeholders from the public and private sectors, civil society, and the country’s international development partners collaborated through a number of task forces, in preparing the sector plans for each of the economic, social, and environmental areas of national development, which were then integrated to create the overall Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan.The Programme Director says consultations were held in various communities islandwide to solicit feedback and input in the Plan’s development by the wider public.Mr. Lumsden asserts that based on the extent of public education activities, aimed at streaming the Plan’s objectives into the public domain, that have been undertaken, there is “increasing awareness” about Vision 2030 Jamaica, its importance to national development, and required involvement by all stakeholders.These efforts, he outlines, have incorporated the inputs of stakeholders, including: the Ministry of Education, Jamaica Information Service (JIS), Social Development Commission (SDC), and Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).Mr. Lumsden informs that these agencies have partnered with the Vision 2030 Jamaica Secretariat to stage workshops, expos, and other events, “where we have been able to distribute educational and informational material, and engage the public in dialogue to communicate the Plan and raise awareness of the goals and outcomes.”“We have also worked very closely with the Ministry of Education in terms of facilitating the distribution of thousands of copies of the Plan’s shorter version in all schools across the island. Education Officers in all the Regions have been sensitized about the Plan and how to mainstream it within school activities,” he adds.Mr. Lumsden reminds that the Plan was developed during the most challenging period in recent history – the global economic downturn of 2008 and 2009 – and “we have seen progress in a number of areas.”  This, he notes, is in relation to the approximately 46 indicators used to measure progress in the areas of health, education, social protection, national security, the environment, and the economy.With reference to the four national goals and relevant national outcomes, he says there has been improvement in some of the educational indicators. “We have seen improvement…in the level of certification in the labour force; we have seen an increase in the adult literacy rate; we have seen significant improvement in national security, with a sustained decline in the level of homicides and other (major) crimes. We have also seen an increase in the use of renewable energy,” he notes.Mr. Lumsden points out that up to the end of 2011/12, approximately 25 per cent of the targets outlined under the Plan for 2012 had been met, while significant progress had been made in another 25 per cent.“We review the targets every three years, (and) we have done considerable revision of the indicator framework for 2015, removing indicators where it has proved difficult to have adequate data to measure progress (and) introducing some new indicators. We will be able to report on those shortly,” the Programme Director says.Indicators that have been removed include: incidence of public order infractions per capita; the percentage of change in gross sales of registered firms in the distribution sector; and loss of lives due to disasters.Mr. Lumsden advises that new indicators have been introduced to measure the growth rate of recreational, cultural and sporting activities; case clearance rate in the Resident Magistrate’s Courts; and Grade Four literacy rates.In relation to the provisions/stipulations of the new US$932.3 millionfour-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) Extended Fund Facility (EFF), Mr. Lumsden says there has been a “very high degree of convergence” between the Government’s current economic programme, the EFF, and the MTF on outcomes, particularly over the next four years.  He notes that the economic programme and EFF focus on a number of priorities which are also reflected in the MTF for 2012 to 2015.The Programme Director points out that the PIOJ was part of the Government’s team that negotiated the new EFF with the IMF, and that the concurrence between the government’s economic programme and the EFF, and their alignment with Jamaica’s national development goals, were a central part of the discussions that preceded the agreement’s conclusion.“So, the framework is designed to address some of the key challenges in terms of the macro-economy and the business environment, and offer us the opportunity for enhanced performance, once we are able to successfully implement key projects for growth which have been identified (some of which are currently underway),” he tells JIS News.Additionally, Mr. Lumsden says the EFF also stipulates minimum provisions for maintaining a social safety net to protect the society’s most vulnerable citizens during the period of economic consolidation.“So (it) comes down to effective implementation and constant monitoring to make sure that we remain on track, not only in terms of the macro-economic targets, but also in terms of our broader national development targets as well. That process is ongoing,” he adds. Story Highlightslast_img read more

8 Things to Know About Mary Kills People

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: Add Dr. Mary Harris to the list of complex and layered lead female characters that Canadian TV seems to be giving us lots of at the moment (and that we’re totally loving by the way!). Mary is a strong, intriguing, smart and mysterious woman who, after two episodes, we can’t wait to learn more about. Dr. Mary Harris: angel of death or murderer? That’ll be for viewers to decide in the new Global TV drama Mary Kills People, premiering Wednesday, January 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, and April 23 at 10 p.m. on Lifetime in the U.S. Hannibal’s Caroline Dhavernas stars as Mary, an overworked single mother and ER doctor who is running an illegal business assisting patients in going out “on their own terms.” While Mary has managed to build her business and be busier than ever, she’s also on the brink of having her double life exposed and things getting a lot more complicated.From creator Tara Armstrong and showrunner Tassie Cameron (Rookie Blue), the one-hour drama has also been picked up by Lifetime in the U.S. Over the course of its six episode first season, Mary Kills People will follow Mary’s exploits as she balances her family life and day job with side duties helping terminal patients end their lives on their own terms…all while eluding the police. Dhavernas is joined by a talented ensemble that includes Jay Ryan (Beauty and the Beast), Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes), Richard Short (Vinyl), Greg Bryk (Bitten) and Charlotte Sullivan (Rookie Blue).We here at The TV Junkies were lucky enough to screen Mary Kills People’s first two episodes and thought we’d pass along a few teases to help get fans even more excited for the premiere. So check out our main takeaways from watching those first two episodes and everything we thinks fans should know before they meet Mary.Dhavernas is Divinelast_img read more