Columbus Catholic girls basketball beats Gilman to snap three-game losing skid

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic girls basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 45-29 victory over Gilman in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division matchup Tuesday night at Columbus Catholic High School.The Dons trailed 9-4 after the first quarter but turned the tables with an 18-5 run in the second quarter to take a 22-14 lead. Columbus controlled the second half, building a double-digit advantage.Abby Baierl scored all 10 of her points during the second-quarter push by the Dons. Jess Trad had all of her team-high 11 points in the second half, and Tara Brock totaled 11 rebounds for Columbus (7-6 overall, 4-4 Cloverbelt East).MaKaylen Skabroud had 10 points to top Gilman (2-8, 1-7 Cloverbelt East).Columbus now has more than a week off. The Dons’ next game is Jan. 22 at home against Greenwood.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Dons 45, Pirates 29Gilman 9 5 6 9 – 29Columbus Catholic 4 18 9 14 – 45GILMAN (29): Kendall Skabroud 0 5-7 5, Morgan Birkenholz 3 1-2 7, Katie Monson 0 0-0 0, MaKaylen Skabroud 4 2-5 10, Taylor Hendricks 0 0-0 0, Kyla Schoene 0 1-4 1, Kayla Chause 0 0-0 0, Desiree Budzinski 3 0-2 6, Rachel Krug 0 0-0 0. FG: 10. FT: 9-20. 3-pointers: 3 (Birkenholz 3). Fouls: 16. Fouled out: none. Record: 2-8, 1-7 Cloverbelt East.COLUMBUS CATHOLIC (45): Meena Thill 1-5 2-2 4, Alexandra Hutchison 2-3 0-0 4, Alishia Reigel 3-13 1-5 7, Kendra Baierl 1-2 0-0 2, Jess Trad 3-8 3-4 11, Abby Baierl 3-14 2-2 10, Natalie Pospyhalla 0-3 1-5 1, Hannah Stratman 2-11 0-0 4, Tara Brock 1-3 0-0 2. FG: 16-62. FT: 9-18. 3-pointers: 4-15 (A. Baierl 2-6, Trad 2-5, Stratman 0-1, Pospyhalla 0-3). Rebounds: 34 (Brock 11). Assists: 6 (Thill 4). Fouls: 18. Fouled out: Reigel. Record: 7-6, 4-4 Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

Nielsen: Android Market Share Has Topped Out, Users Consume More Data

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … According to the latest numbers from Nielsen, the growth patterns of the mobile operating ecosystem have stabilized in the last several months. Android, which enjoyed wild growth to become the market leader in 2010, has topped out with a consistent 36% of the mobile OS market share while Apple’s iOS hovers around 26% and Blackberry has stopped its bleeding around 23%.Android users are also the most data hungry of smartphone users. Nielsen’s shows data between February and April 2011 including data and application usage. The average Android user consumes 582 megabytes of data per month, against 492 MBs for iOS Users.Nielsen says that 79% of iOS users and 74% of Android users have downloaded applications within the last month, both far outstripping the usage patterns of the Hewlett-Packard WebOS and Windows Phone 7. BlackBerry users do not use a lot of data (127 MBs) per month and only 42% have downloaded apps within the last month. Check the data usage chart below.After application downloads, the next most popular activity on smartphones is streaming online music or radio. That bodes well for services like Pandora, MOG and Rdio and validates the move of Amazon, Google and possibly Apple into the music streaming arena.The surprise bit of data is that Windows Mobile is still a strong presence in the market at 9%, with Windows Phone 7 claiming 1% of the market. That has to sting for Microsoft as users are more likely to jump ship to iOS or Android and simply hold onto their old CE phones longer than upgrade to WP7. Expect that number to get significant bump when Nokia and Microsoft unleash the first iterations of their partnership later this year and Windows Mobile customers’ two-year contracts run out and it is time for a new phone.center_img Tags:#mobile#NYT#web Related Posts dan rowinskilast_img read more

Barbadian Government Wont Be Moved By Protest

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBarbados, July 25, 2017 – Bridgetown – A nationwide protest called by trade unions and the private sector won the support of thousands of Barbadians who turned out Monday urging the government to roll back the increase in the National Social Responsibility Levy.The protest was jointly organised by the Barbados Private Sector Association, the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU).On Sunday, the NUPW called on all members to participate in a national march and rally.“The march has been organised to continue to insist on our rights as citizens to engage in meaningful social dialogue with our government on issues that affect us all.”The NUPW said it warned the government at a pre-budget meeting that the union would not support increased taxes.“Yet the government introduced an unjust National Social responsibility Levy tax, even though public sector workers have not received a salary increase in almost a decade. We have publicly suggested that the workers at least be given coping subsidy since salary negotiations have not been concluded or a repeal to the NSRL based on the expected hardship it will cause public servants and the vulnerable.”The NUPW added that although a letter was delivered to Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart asking for dialogue on the issue – “to date our government has refused to meet with us. We have since engaged the Private Sector, our social partner to press the government to engage – this has still not happened.”In the midst of this, Barbadian Prime Minister Freundel Stuart insisted his administration has been having dialogue with representatives of the private sector and the labour movement. While dialogue and consultation are important, the Prime Minister emphasized that the final decision on policy rests with the Government.Monday’s protest was the largest industrial action Barbados has seen since 1993, with an estimate of 15,000 people. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Fairy circles found in Australian outback

first_img More information: Stephan Getzin et al. Discovery of fairy circles in Australia supports self-organization theory, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2016). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1522130113AbstractVegetation gap patterns in arid grasslands, such as the “fairy circles” of Namibia, are one of nature’s greatest mysteries and subject to a lively debate on their origin. They are characterized by small-scale hexagonal ordering of circular bare-soil gaps that persists uniformly in the landscape scale to form a homogeneous distribution. Pattern-formation theory predicts that such highly ordered gap patterns should be found also in other water-limited systems across the globe, even if the mechanisms of their formation are different. Here we report that so far unknown fairy circles with the same spatial structure exist 10,000 km away from Namibia in the remote outback of Australia. Combining fieldwork, remote sensing, spatial pattern analysis, and process-based mathematical modeling, we demonstrate that these patterns emerge by self-organization, with no correlation with termite activity; the driving mechanism is a positive biomass–water feedback associated with water runoff and biomass-dependent infiltration rates. The remarkable match between the patterns of Australian and Namibian fairy circles and model results indicate that both patterns emerge from a nonuniform stationary instability, supporting a central universality principle of pattern-formation theory. Applied to the context of dryland vegetation, this principle predicts that different systems that go through the same instability type will show similar vegetation patterns even if the feedback mechanisms and resulting soil–water distributions are different, as we indeed found by comparing the Australian and the Namibian fairy-circle ecosystems. These results suggest that biomass–water feedbacks and resultant vegetation gap patterns are likely more common in remote drylands than is currently known. (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Germany, Israel and Australia has confirmed that fairy circles exist in a part of the Australian outback. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers describe not only evidence for fairy circles in Australia, but evidence of why they form. A fairy circle in the Western Australian outback. Credit: Stephan Getzin. © 2016 Phys.org The researchers suggest the circles form due to competition for water in the arid area—dominant plants pull more water from the soil than less dominant plants eventually leading to the death of weaker plants and leaving bare earth behind. When it does rain, the water on the surface drains to plants around the rim. In Africa, where the soil is sandier, the water is pulled from the circle underneath by strong rooted grass plants. Mysterious fairy circles demystified: it’s termites (Update) An aerial view on the Australian fairy circles which spread homogeneously over the landscape. Credit: Kevin Sanderscenter_img Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Explore further Prior to this new discovery, fairy circles have only ever been seen in Namibia, Africa, where they have elicited explanations for their existence from various people for hundreds, if not thousands of years. More recently, scientists have been split between two explanations—that termites are responsible for their formation or that they are self forming due to the way grasses pull moisture from the soil.Fairy circles are bald patches in fields of grass and are evenly spaced over a large area in a hexagonal pattern. Each patch is typically circular with a diameter of several feet. Because the ground is red, the patches stand out against the green and brown grass, particularly when seen from an airplane. In this new effort, one of the members of the research team, Stephan Getzin was part of another team that published a paper supporting the self-forming theory—that paper came to the attention of Bronwyn Bell, an environmental manager for a mining company who noticed a resemblance between pictures in the paper and patches in areas near the mines where she worked. She contacted Getzin, who promptly organized a team to investigate.The researchers studied the circles both on the ground and from the air, and determined that despite drastic differences in soil makeup, the circles appeared to be nearly identical to those in Africa. The finding has led credence to the natural formation theory because termites are sparse in the area where the circles exist in Australia. 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