By The Nelson Daily SportsGranite Pointe’s Lauren Taylor and the rest of the Portland State Vikings team take to the Washington Golf Club in Auburn, WA. Thursday to compete in the NCAA West Regional Women’s Golf Tournament.Taylor is joined by Big Sky Championship teammates Britney Yada, Tiffany Schoning, Kalyn Dodge and Alexia Brown.The Vikes enter the 24-team, 54-hole tournament, as the 20th seeded team.The competition at the West Regional will be a huge test of Portland State as some of the top-ranked teams in the nation, including Pac-10 Champion, USC, will be among the competitors. Other top-25 nationally-ranked teams playing in the regional are Virginia, Arizona, Georgia, Tennessee, Pepperdine, Iowa State and UC Davis.The top eight teams from the West Regional will advance to the NCAA Championship Tournament, May 18-21, at the Traditions Golf Club in State College, TX.Taylor, 19, enters the NCAA Regional with some of the top freshman numbers in Portland State University history.The L.V. Rogers Bomber grad won two tournaments this season on the Big Sky circuit in California — Cal State Fullerton Folino Invitational and UC Irvine Anteater Invitational.Those accomplishments did not go unnoticed as Taylor earned Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year accolades — the first freshman from Portland State to claim the honour.Taylor also was named to the All- Big Sky Conference Team with Schoning and Yada. Dodge was named to the second team.All-Conference honors are based on Golfstat.com national player rankings.Taylor’s scoring average of 75.80 is the best ever by a PSU freshman. She also tied a school scoring record for a 36-hole tournament with an even par 144 at the Folino. Taylor is a two-time Big Sky Conference Golfer of the Week.Taylor tees off Thursday at 1:25 p.m., Friday at 8:55 a.m. and Saturday at 1:25 firstname.lastname@example.org
L.V. Rogers high school graduate Josh Coletti is making the most of his senior year on the Missouri Valley College golf team in Marshall, Missouri.The 22-year-old golfer, who earned is playing stripes at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course, carded an even round of 72 to finish second at a NAIA collegiate golf tournament on September 13. A few days earlier (September 11), Coletti placed fourth overall at a NAIA tour stop in in Springfield Missouri finishing the two rounds with scores of 72 and 76.Next up for the Missouri Valley College Vikings team is a two-day event in Mayetta, Kansas.During the summer Coletti kept his game sharp by playing in several tournaments, including the B.C. Men’s Amateur at Swan-e-set Bay Resort in Pitt Meadows.The scratch handicap golfer started the amateur event strong, finishing round one with a 1-over-par 73.However, Coletti struggled during the final three rounds to finish tied for 66th after making the cut.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! With ridership figures blowing away even the rosiest suggestions, the new Orange Line busway could be called “an unqualified success” – except for one lousy, well, qualification. That would be the vehicle crashes. Although the overall safety record has been solid, the busway has been plagued by the occasional boneheaded driver – none of them the men and women behind the wheels of the buses. A handful of motorists have decided not only to ignore red lights at busway intersections, but to ignore the massive, silver buses heading right toward them, too. In six weeks, there have been six crashes on the busway, all caused by motorist error. But Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials have come up with a wise response: red-light cameras, which should be installed early next year. Studies have shown that these devices reduce reckless driving, as dangerous drivers are seemingly more cautious with their money than with their lives. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Since one good idea deserves another, the Orange Line – the best new idea in mass transit in a long time – deserves this sort of protection. A few cameras could go a long way toward making the busway safer and better for all.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Tim Derickson was sworn in on Oct. 19 as interim director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Derickson, who was serving as assistant director, was named by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich to replace Dave Daniels, just weeks before the November elections.Derickson served seven years in the Ohio House of Representatives where he chaired numerous committees, including serving as vice chair of the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. He and his family operated several successful small businesses in southwest Ohio and he is a graduate of Miami University. He and his wife, Kelly, have two children and one grandchild.“As a farmer, businessperson, member of the Ohio House of Representative and as part of our Administration, Tim has always demonstrated the integrity, loyalty and command of the issues that are the hallmark of a natural leader,” Kasich said. “I’m grateful for his willingness to step up, get us across the finish line and hand-off the Department the right way to the next Administration.”
Nozzl was founded by a team of ex-newspaper reporters and engineers. They got out when it was clear the newspaper industry was in trouble, but now they aim to give something back by bringing together the real-time, programmatic possibilities of the web with the reporting of the newspapers. Reporters have for decades written programming scripts that repeat database queries over and over again to extract public data for bulk analysis. The Nozzl team has taken that to the next level and combined it with new social media.The company put up a demo page for Portland, Oregon news that anyone can look at today. The public records streams are the big value-add and are fully customizable per newspaper. Visitors can then type live filter terms into the box at the bottom of the widget to zero in on topics of interest to them. That’s the nozzle in Nozzl Media.User Experience is Hard For RobotsUnfortunately, there are two big issues here. First, the flow of Tweets is overwhelming and undifferentiated. On the demonstration site you see almost nothing else unless you can think of something to filter for. If automated Twitter feeds hold value for local news, they will probably require some smart pre-proccessing before being presented to the reading public.There have always been people who like to listen to police radio scanners. Myself, I like to read restaurant health inspection reports, building permit applications and liquor license applications. If Nozzl had some categories I could choose between, that would be very helpful.The second, and more interesting, problem is that the public records that are extracted are exciting in theory but relatively unreadable in practice. The truth is, Nozzl didn’t exactly tell me that there was an unconscious person reported at Nike HQ today – it told me with code from a form that there was an UNCONS/UNRESPONSIVE report at 1 SW Bowerman Drive, in Portland. A little Mad-Libs style transformation of forms into human-readable sentences and some pre-fetching of names associated with addresses could go a long way. Run the name associated with that address through a News search engine and tell me if it’s an entity that’s been reported on in the past – if so then it’s probably high-priority news to push live again. The company needs to put these machine-readable pages it displays into coherent English sentences, or find some other solution. Don’t Forget the HumansAmbulances to Nike’s Headquarters to help someone unconscious today? That sounds like it could be news. Even if the technology presented the information this clearly – it may take a human eye to pick a story like that out of a list of automatically captured ambulance reports. Having a human available to pick up a phone, call Nike HQ and ask who was found unconscious there this afternoon would add another element of value to this data – but that’s not what Nozzl is looking to do. The company is serving up raw data to news consumers.In the end, human reporters and raw robot feeds sound like a great combination. That appears to be what Nozzl is aiming to create by offering its widgets to established news organizations. The company says that a mobile application could be in its future, too. That’s something I’m very excited about. Be it a widget or a mobile app, Nozzl’s robot reporters need more polish before they are ready to win back the hearts of fast-leaving newspaper readers. As a picture of the future, though – Nozzl is very inspiring.Interested in what companies like Nozzl Media mean for the future of the web? Check out our profile of Nozzl and ten other case study companies in our recent research report The Real-Time Web and Its Future. One hour ago, three emergency vehicles responded to a report of an unconscious person at the world headquarters of Nike Inc. in Portland, Oregon. How do I know? An automated form-pumping robot from startup company Nozzl Media told me.Nozzl Media today unveiled a demonstration of its first product, a widget intended for newspaper websites seeking to display real-time local information derived from Twitter messages, blog posts and automatically extracted public records like restaurant health inspections, building reports and public safety emergency responses. It’s like a little robot reporter and the company plans on offering it as a mobile app in the future as well. Nozzl raises questions, though, about what constitutes news and whether or not human reporters are expendable in the news process. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Bengaluru: Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar, appointed by the Supreme Court as a member of a panel to mediate the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, on Friday said everybody must move together to end long-standing conflicts. The three-member panel is headed by former apex court judge F M I Kallifulla and also includes senior advocate Sriram Panchu. “We must all move together towards ending long-standing conflicts happily by maintaining harmony in society,” Sri Sri Ravishankar said. “Respecting everyone, turning dreams to reality, ending long-standing conflicts happily and maintaining harmony in society – we must all move together towards these goals. #ayodhyamediation,” he tweeted. The Supreme Court on Friday referred the politically sensitive case for mediation and gave the panel eight weeks to complete the process. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said the panel should file a progress report of the proceedings within four weeks and complete the process within eight weeks.
Do Ohio State players realize how impressive their streak of dominance against the “team up north” is? OSU has won eight of nine games against Michigan since coach Jim Tressel took over, including six in a row. Center Mike Brewster said part of the reason for the team’s success against the Maize and Blue is that the players never stop thinking about the game. “The Michigan thing, it’s always on our mind, even since camp, when we have our Maize and Blue period,” Brewster said. “That’s always very important to us.” Also at stake this year is a record-tying sixth consecutive Big Ten championship, which would be No. 35 in OSU football history. Will OSU approach Wisconsin-like rushing numbers against an overmatched Wolverine defense? Last week against Wisconsin, Michigan gave up 357 yards rushing even though the Badgers played without running back John Clay, reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. At one point, the Badgers ran the ball 28 consecutively against the Wolverines. Expect more of the same on Saturday against the nation’s No. 92 rush defense. Running back Dan “Boom” Herron could extend his streak of 10 straight games with a touchdown and cross the 1,000-yard threshold this season. How long can Denard Robinson keep Michigan in the game? One thing the Wolverines have going for them is quarterback Denard Robinson, their one-man offensive wrecking crew. Last week, Robinson became the first player in NCAA history to pass for 1,500 yards and rush for 1,500 yards in the same season. He leads the Big Ten in rushing and has accounted for 30 total touchdowns this year. Tressel knows his defense faces a tall task in containing the 6-foot, 190-pound sophomore from Deerfield Beach, Fla. “He’s got great quickness. He’s tough and he’s got a live arm,” Tressel said. “He’s hard to get on the ground. He’s just a great player.” Is this Rich Rodriguez’s last trip to Columbus as Michigan’s coach? Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is running out of reasons to keep Rodriguez, who has a career record of 15-20 and a dreadful 6-17 conference record. He’s winless against OSU and Michigan State, the program’s top two rivals. However, this season has brought small improvement. At 7-4, the Wolverines are bowl-eligible for the first time under Rodriguez. On the other hand, a blowout loss to OSU, coupled with a poor bowl game showing, might be enough for Michigan to move in another direction. What would an OSU win mean for the team’s BCS bowl hopes? Unless Wisconsin falls to Northwestern on Saturday, OSU likely won’t play in the Rose Bowl. Not only did the Badgers beat the Buckeyes, but they also rank ahead of OSU in the BCS standings. Even if OSU was to beat the Wolverines by 80, it probably wouldn’t be enough to jump Wisconsin. However, a win for OSU on Saturday virtually assures the team of another BCS bowl appearance, possibly the Sugar Bowl, making it OSU’s eighth BCS appearance in 10 years under Tressel.
Two days after missing out on the opportunity to earn a share of the Big Ten title, Purdue senior forward JaJuan Johnson learned he won’t walk away from this season empty-handed, as he was named the Big Ten Player of the Year for the 2010–11 season. Johnson beat out Ohio State freshman forward Jared Sullinger, who appeared to have a lock on the award for the first three months of the season before seeing stat lines decline in February. Sullinger won four Big Ten Player of the Week awards this season. Johnson finished the regular season as the Big Ten’s leader in scoring and blocks, with averages of 20.5 points and 2.4 blocks per game. He was also the conference’s No. 4 leader in rebounds, pulling down 8.1 per game. A native of Indianapolis, Johnson’s top scoring performance — 31 points — came in Purdue’s Dec. 18 win against Indiana State; however, his best all-around performance came in the Boilermakers’ Feb. 27 win against Michigan State, when he scored 20 points and posted season highs in rebounding and blocks, with 17 and seven, respectively. In winning the award, which has been given out annually since the 1984–85 season, Johnson became the third Boilermaker to be named the Big Ten’s top player, joining Steve Scheffler (1989–90) and Glenn Robinson (1993–94). Besides winning the Big Ten Player of the Year award, Johnson was an All-Big Ten first-team selection, and was named the Big Ten’s Player of the Week on Feb. 28. Johnson wasn’t the only Boilermaker to beat out a Buckeye for an award, as Purdue coach Matt Painter was chosen as the Big Ten’s Coach of the Year. The Buckeyes, however, didn’t walk away empty-handed, as Sullinger was named the conference’s Freshman of the Year, and freshman point guard Aaron Craft was named the Big Ten’s Sixth Man of the Year. Craft downplayed the individual significance of the award. “I am fortunate to play on a team full of incredibly talented players,” Craft said in a press release. “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute this season.” Sullinger echoed the humbleness of his classmate’s reaction. “I was honestly surprised to hear I was named Freshman of the Year,” Sullinger said in the press release. “There are a lot of talented freshmen in the Big Ten.” Besides their individual awards, Sullinger was named to the All-Big Ten first team, and Craft was named to the All-Defensive team. Both freshmen were also named to the All-Freshman team. Other Buckeyes honored Monday include fifth-year senior forward David Lighty, who was named to the All-Big Ten second team and All-Defensive team; junior guard William Buford, who was selected to the All-Big Ten second team; senior guard Jon Diebler, who was named to the All-Big Ten third team; and senior center Dallas Lauderdale, who was named the Buckeyes’ Big Ten Sportsmanship award honoree. “We are fortunate to play in a tremendous league with outstanding players,” Matta said in the press release. “To have five of our top six players recognized with postseason honors is a tribute to their hard work.” Big Ten action resumes Thursday with the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis.
Rainy conditions at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium weren’t the only downside to the Ohio State men’s soccer team’s loss Wednesday. The No. 5-ranked Louisville Cardinals, which ended OSU’s season a year ago in the NCAA tournament, snapped the Buckeyes’ 12-game unbeaten streak with a 1-0 win. An 82nd minute goal from Louisville redshirt senior midfielder Kenney Walker gave the Cardinals the score they needed to come out on top. Louisville entered the game averaging 2.33 goals per game, but the first half of the game was a defensive battle. Louisville controlled the ball for most of the first half, but OSU junior goalie Matt Lampson was up to the task, making five saves in the half. The Cardinals attempted nine shots to OSU’s four in the first half. “(Matt) had a lot to do tonight,” OSU coach John Bluem said. “He handled everything that was thrown at him very well.” Junior midfielder Chris Hegngi stopped the Cardinal’s shooting streak, putting a shot slightly outside of the net with just under 11 minutes left in the first half. It was the only Buckeye shot-on-goal of the first half. At the 40-minute mark in the second half, Hegngi found OSU freshman forward Kenny Cuningham just feet from the net. Cunningham’s header brought the crowd to its feet, but his effort glanced off the crossbar and the game remained scoreless. “I saw it in the air and put my head on it,” Cunningham said. “I thought it was going in, but it was about six inches, maybe a foot from the line.” Inside the 37-minute mark of the second half, Cardinals senior forward Colin Rolfe put a shot on goal that appeared to be destined for the back of the net. But Lampson came up big, diving to ground just far enough to make a one handed stop and leaving the game tied. With 8:24 left in the contest, a Louisville throw-in was kicked around OSU’s penalty area and eventually made its way to Walker. Walker cracked a shot through the crowd of Buckeyes and Cardinals and the ball rolled by Lampson, giving the Cardinals the 1-0 lead. Hegngi got a wide open shot with under a minute left, but the ball sailed wide left. “It was really close… I just tried to get it to the post,” Hegngi said. “It was like an inch away. I’m really sorry I couldn’t score there.” The Cardinals went on to win, 1-0. “We know how we can play,” Cunningham said after the game. “We know we can go against anyone in the country.” Bluem said it was unfortunate that his team couldn’t score in the contest, saying, “If Cunningham scores five minutes into the second half on the header that hits the crossbar and we go up 1-0, then we make life very difficult for them.” On Sunday, the Buckeyes open Big Ten conference play at Michigan. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.
Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad (1) guards Purdue-Fort Wayne redshirt senior guard John Konchar (55) in the first half of the game between the Buckeyes and the Mastodons. Ohio State won 107-61. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorC.J. Jackson has never been known as a three-point shooter. The senior guard averaged just under two makes per game on five attempts, making 37.9 percent of attempts from deep in the 2017-18 season. But he had the hot hand against Purdue Fort Wayne. After connecting on one of four three-point attempts in the first half, Jackson connected on his next three attempts in the second half, leading Ohio State to a 107-59 victory over the Mastodons on Sunday. Jackson recorded a career high 25 points, making eight of 11 attempts from the field, including four of seven from three-point range. Jackson helped Ohio State score 66 points in the second half, shooting 64.3 percent from the field and making 11 of 18 from deep. The senior guard said there was a difference in approach for Ohio State after coming out sluggish in the first half. “We just weren’t making smart decisions defensively and that kind of led to bad offense. We got a couple of silly turnovers like myself in the first half and that kind of slowed us down a little bit, we weren’t making as many shots,” Jackson said. “Then we started being a little bit smarter with the ball, knocking down those same shots that we were taking earlier.” But Duane Washington Jr. began the transition into the Buckeyes’ offensive outburst late in the first half. With Ohio State leading 34-31 with 1:36 to go in the half, the freshman guard came in, hit a three, giving the offense some late life. The Mastodons got the ball back and immediately turned the ball over after a traveling call. Washington got the ball back. With a hot hand the freshman, from the top of the key, sunk another three, immediately turning around, shooting an imaginary bow and arrow into the stands after helping Ohio State to a 41-34 halftime lead. “Without Duane’s two threes there late in the first half, it’s a tie game, probably, or right there, it’s a one-possession game,” Holtmann said. “His two threes were really critical for us in that stretch. Just kind of broke open, gave us a little bit of life.” Washington finished the game with 20 points, making six of nine shots from three. In the first half, the Buckeyes shot 57.1 percent from the field, making four of 10 from deep and five of eight from the free throw line. With the offensive success, the primary focus for head coach Chris Holtmann’s team stayed the same. The Buckeyes limited Purdue Fort Wayne to shoot 37.2 percent from the field in the first half, making six of 17 attempts from three. Size brought the Mastodons to within striking distance at the end of the first half. Purdue Fort Wayne out-rebounded Ohio State 20-18, but recorded seven offensive boards compared to the Buckeyes’ one, scoring seven second chance points in the first half. Overall, the Buckeyes recorded 39 rebounds to Purdue Fort Wayne’s 30, but Holtmann still said, with the amount of opportunities missed in the paint, it needs to be viewed as a priority. “I thought we got beat to a lot of loose balls, a lot of long rebounds and, again, I have to obviously do a better job of making that a priority for us because we got beat too many times, we really did,” Holtmann said. The defense that Ohio State showed against Cincinnati came back in a big way against the Mastodons in the second half, as Purdue Fort Wayne recorded 27 points, shooting 30 percent from the field Ohio State freshman guard Luther Muhammad took advantage of the lack of success from the Mastodons, hitting a three and igniting a 19-2 run for the Buckeyes, extending their lead to 30 with 8:22 left in the game. The Buckeyes made 15 of 28 three-point attempts against the Mastodons on Sunday. Holtmann said 28 attempts is a very high number, but said he knows his team will shoot more than it did last year. Jackson said this was a showcase of what the Ohio State offense could be in future games this year. “We know we can shoot,” Jackson said. “We shot the ball very well, especially in the second half and so we just have to look to build off of that and prepare for Creighton Thursday.” Spreading the ball around was a focus for the Buckeyes, recording the same amount of assists 14 minutes into the game than the seven assists recorded against Cincinnati in the season opener. Ohio State recorded 21 assists, with Jackson leading the team with five.In his first collegiate minutes, freshman forward Jaedon LeDee scored 16 points, making 12 of 14 attempts from the free throw line. After the game, Purdue Fort Wayne head coach Jon Coffman was very impressed with the play of the Ohio State defense, sensing a cohesion within the unit that he said will lead to a lot of success. “Well, you guys are going to enjoy some good basketball this year,” Coffman said “You play that kind of defense, and I know it’s only a couple of games in, you are going to have a lot of success.” Ohio State travels to Omaha, Nebraska to take on Creighton on Thursday at 7 p.m.