Jakarta-Semarang high-speed railway in pipeline, to cut travel time to 3.5 hours

first_imgThe government has planned on finishing construction of a new high-speed railway connecting the capital Jakarta with Central Java’s provincial capital Semarang in 2024 to cut travel time to three-and-a-half hours from five hours at present.According to the 2020-2024 National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Jan. 20, the 435-kilometer Jakarta-Semarang high-speed railway will begin construction in 2023.“High levels of urbanization in major cities [Jakarta, Surabaya, Semarang and Bandung] have not been complemented with high-speed rail connectivity to improve mobility between the metropolises,” the RPJMN reads. Topics : The development of the Jakarta-Semarang railway is still in its preparation phase at present, while the Jakarta-Bandung semi-high-speed railway was 50 percent complete as of 2019 with its operations to begin in 2022.A business consortium of Indonesian and Chinese companies called PT Kereta Cepat Indonesia-China (KCIC) will invest an overall US$6.07 billion to build the 142-km Jakarta-Bandung railway, which will cut travel time from three hours to just 40 minutes.The two railway projects in Java are estimated to cost a combined Rp 63.6 trillion (US$4.6 billion) over five years. Public-private partnerships are expected to cover about two-thirds, or Rp 42 trillion, of the funds needed.The projects are among the 41 priority projects under the RPJMN, which all together will cost an estimated Rp 7.4 quadrillion between 2020 and 2024.The development plan is expected to help transform the Indonesian economy as the President hopes to achieve his goal of becoming one of the top five largest economies by 2045 with a poverty rate of almost zero percent. (mpr)last_img read more

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Mandate roundup: Ircantec awards five mandates worth €2.8bn [updated]

first_imgA spokeswoman for Candriam said its slice of the mandate would be managed according to its “European equity innovation” process with a socially responsible investment “filter”.Metzler wins €1bn currency overlay mandateA German pension fund has awarded a €1bn currency overlay mandate to Metzler Currency Management.According to a statement from Metzler, the Protestant Pension Fund outsourced the mandate to Metzler’s currency team in March. French public sector pension scheme Ircantec has awarded five mandates worth a combined €2.8bn for global and European equities.The €11bn scheme has split a €2.4bn actively managed European equities allocation between Mirova, CPR Asset Management, Candriam and Allianz Global Investors.BNP Paribas Asset Management has been assigned to manage a separate €400m factor investing mandate focused on OECD countries outside Europe.In each case, the investments will be held in segregated mandates, according to a contract award notice published last week. Winchester Cathedral in HampshireThe £6.6bn (€7.6bn) pension fund for the county of Hampshire in England has hired JP Morgan Alternatives Asset Management to run a private debt portfolio.A spokeswoman for Hampshire Council said the pension fund had made a 5% strategic allocation to private debt.According to a contract notice issued last week, the Hampshire Pension Fund has appointed JP Morgan for an initial five years, with the option to extend “for an indefinite period as needed”, dependent on performance.The contract notice stated that Hampshire wanted the manager to “deliver high-quality risk-adjusted returns” through a bespoke fund-of-funds strategy.This article was updated on 14 May 2019 to add further details of the Hampshire Pension Fund mandate.center_img Credit: Adam JonesA protestant church in Marburg, GermanyÖzgür Atasever, head of currency management at Metzler Capital Markets, said: “More and more clients are asking for systematic foreign exchange (FX) management because regulatory transparency requirements have become stricter and FX risks have grown significantly.“Our systematic hedging strategy allows efficient and cost-effective management of FX risks without sacrificing the opportunity to participate in positive price performance.”The pension fund is a member of Germany’s Community of Municipal and Church Retirement Pensions.Metzler Asset Management has €75.7bn in assets under management, according to IPE’s 2018 Top 400 Asset Managers survey.Italian teachers’ fund shakes up manager line-upFondo Espero, the €1.1bn Italian pension scheme for education staff, has appointed Groupama to run euro-denominated bonds and money market funds.According to Espero’s website, European fixed income accounts for 20% of its strategic asset allocation in its €896m growth section, while money market funds account for 10%.The pension scheme has also hired Unipol to runs its €202m guaranteed section, which is predominantly invested in short-term fixed income instruments.In March, Espero hired Vontobel to run global bonds – which have a 20% target allocation in the growth section – and Epsilon to run a mandate to manage “tail risk”, worth 1% of the investment portfolio. The two managers replaced PIMCO.Hampshire Pension Fund names JP Morgan to private debt mandatelast_img read more

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David N. Doerflein, 80, Brookville

first_imgDavid N. Doerflein, age 80, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at his residence in Brookville.Born September 11, 1937 in Cedar Grove, Indiana he was the son of the late Robert & Mollie (Fields) Doerflein. He was a veteran of the United States Air ForceDavid was retired having farmed in Franklin County for much of his life. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles #1129 of Brookville, and the Bernard Hurst Post # 77 of the American Legion.Survivors include a sister, Arlene Scott of Ft. Myers, Florida, a brother & sister-in-law, Lee Roy & Carolyn Doerflein of Harrison, Ohio; as well as several nieces & nephews.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Gruber, and a brother, Robert Doerflein.Family & friends may visit from 5 until 7:00 P.M. on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Vincent Lampert will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 145 East St. Michaels Blvd. Brookville. Burial will take place in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Doerflein family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

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Nikhat Zareen wins gold at 70th Strandja International

first_imgSofia: Boxer Nikhat Zareen kicked off her 2019 season on a high note, winning the 51kg Gold at the 70th Strandja Memorial International tournament, here on Tuesday.The 22-year-old from Hyderabad, supported by JSW Sports, came through a stunning run of form during the competition, winning all her bouts with ease and toppling the Philippines’ Magno Irish 5-0 in the final to win her second international gold medal since recovering from a career threatening shoulder injury.Nikhat beat Giovanna Marchese of Italy, Yana Burym of Belarus and Sandra Drabik of Poland on her way to the championship bout.The win marks the second gold in as many international tournaments for a fit-again Nikhat, who underwent surgery on a career-threatening shoulder injury exactly two years ago.”I am very pleased with my performance as I have been able to prove myself once again at the international stage, winning my second gold in as many tournaments at the senior level. This win will give me a lot of confidence going into this season. I will look forward to more chances to improve and win more medals for the country. I would like to dedicate my medal to the families of brave CRPF jawans, victims of the Pulwama terror attack last week,” she said. IANSAlso Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-MINOR LEAGUESMLB to support minor leaguers through MayNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the new coronavirus pandemic. March 31, 2020 Associated Press It was originally scheduled to be released in June but sports fans have clamored on social media for the series to be moved up in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and with most sporting events canceled or postponed.The news was announced on Good Morning America.The Bulls won six NBA titles during the 1990s and were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Steve Kerr and Dennis Rodman.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 VIRUS OUTBREAK-SWIMMERHungarian Olympic swimmer has coronavirusBELGRADE (AP) — Hungarian Olympic swimmer Boglarka Kapas says she has tested positive for COVID-19.The 26-year-old Kapas writes in an Instagram post that she had to submit to testing in order to return to training.She says her first test was negative but a second test showed she has the virus. She is staying in quarantine at home for two weeks. Minor league contracts have a provision allowing them to be suspended during any national emergency.MLB is giving allowances to the minor leaguers, who are not being paid salaries.Major and minor league seasons are on hold due to the new coronavirus. Weekly minimum salaries on full-season minor league teams range from $290 at Class A to $502 at Triple-A over the five-month season.  TENNIS-WIMBLEDON-MURRAYTwo-time champ expects Wimbledon to cancel LONDON (AP) — Two-time mixed doubles champion Jamie Murray says he believes Wimbledon will be canceled.The All England Club board will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the 2020 tournament.The grasscourt season lasts only six weeks and Wimbledon is staged when daylight hours are the longest in Britain. The club has acknowledged the short window available to it and ruled out playing without spectators.The French Open has been postponed from May to September.The brother of two-time Wimbledon singles champion Andy Murray was asked whether he thinks a cancellation is more likely than a postponement. He told BBC Radio 4: “I think so. I think for them it is difficult to move the tournament back for many reasons, because you are running into other tournaments.” Kapas says “I don’t have any symptoms yet and that’s why it’s important for you to know that even if you feel healthy you can spread the virus.”Kapas won gold in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2019 world championships in China and a bronze medal in the 800-meter freestyle at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BULLS DOCUMENTARYDocumentary on Jordan and Bulls to air soonerUNDATED (AP) — ABC/ESPN has moved up the premier of the 10-part docuseries “The Last Dance” featuring Michael Jordan and the 1990s Chicago Bulls to April 19. The docuseries will be shown on ESPN on Sunday nights and on Netflix outside of the United States. Update on the latest in sports:last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Olympic long-distance runner and congressman Jim Ryun has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House.Ryun was the first U.S. high schooler to run a mile in under 4 minutes. He was the 1968 Olympic silver medalist in the 1,500-meter run and a three-time Olympian. Ryun went on to serve as a member of the House representing a Kansas congressional district from 1996 to 2006. The White House described Ryun as one of the most accomplished American runners in history. OLYMPICS-OBIT-JIPCHO UNDATED (AP) — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays will play in Buffalo this year amid the pandemic. The Blue Jays said in a statement Friday that the greater part of their home schedule will be played at Sahlen (SAY’-len) Field in Buffalo, home of the club’s Triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons. The team looked for a major league stadium after the Canadian government declined to allow them to play in Toronto but was unsuccessful in securing a site. Toronto opens the season at Tampa Bay on Friday. In other MLB news— Four baseball players and two staff tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. There have been 99 new positive tests since intake screening began June 27. That represents 0.3% of 32,640 samples and includes 84 players and 15 staff. — The Braves are without their top two catchers, Tyler Flowers and Travis d’Arnaud (dahr-NOH’), for Friday’s opening game at New York Mets after both players showed symptoms of the coronavirus. Manager Brian Snitker says Flowers and d’Arnaud have tested negative for the coronavirus but did not travel with the team because they had symptoms. — The Chicago Cubs have finalized minor-league deals with infielder Derek Dietrich and outfielder Ryan LaMarre. Dietrich and LaMarre will report to the team’s camp in South Bend, Indiana. — A record 109 players from the Dominican Republic were on opening-day major league rosters, boosted by an expanded pool following the layoff caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Major League Baseball said Friday that 288 of 1,026 players on opening-day rosters were born outside the 50 states, which comes to 28.1%. July 24, 2020 BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Michael Thompson and Richy Werenski will carry a share of the lead into the third round of the 3M Open.The scores crept up after Werenski led the first-round pack with an 8-under 63. The 24-year-old followed that with a 67 as he seeks his first PGA victory.Thompson fired a 66 Friday to grab a piece of the lead at 12 under, one shot ahead of Tony Finau (FEE’-now) and Talor Gooch. RYUN-MEDAL OF FREEDOM Trump honors former track phenom and Kansas congressman Ryun Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULE Mets get another opening win UNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets picked up another season-opening victory with help from their returning slugger. Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH’-nehs SEHS’-peh-dehs) belted a seventh-inning homer and four Mets combined in a three-hitter in a 1-0 downing of the Atlanta Braves. The blast came two years and four days after Cespedes last played a major league game. Numerous leg injuries have kept him sidelined and caused him to accept a renegotiated contract last winter.Jacob deGrom was in vintage form as the two-time NL Cy Young winner held the Braves to one hit while striking out eighth over five innings. Seth Lugo worked two innings for the victory and Edwin Diaz got the final three outs to notch the save.The Mets are 39-12 in season openers since dropping their first eight. Their 39-20 mark on opening day is the best in major league history.. MLB-NEWS NBA-TIMBERWOLVES SALE AP Sources: Afflalo headlines group bidding to buy Wolves MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that an ownership group led by longtime NBA player Arron Afflalo (uh-FLAH’-loh) is putting together a bid to buy the Minnesota Timberwolves. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal is still in the process of being submitted. They say the ownership group will consist of two to five individuals with a net worth of more than $10 billion. Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, who bought the club in 1994 to keep it from moving to New Orleans, has put the franchise up for sale on the condition it remain in Minnesota. In other NBA news: Associated Press center_img One person said the players’ union negotiators have agreed to the plan, but the 32 team player representatives must vote on it. Should the plan be approved, it would eliminate one major obstacle to a full opening of training camps next week.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: — The Chicago Bears have canceled season ticket packages because they’re not sure how many fans — if any — will be allowed at Soldier Field due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Team President Ted Phillips cited “a need to reduce the seating capacity to build a plan that allows for social distancing” in a letter to season ticket holders. — Atlanta Dream center Kalani Brown tested positive for the coronavirus on July 9 and remains under — More than two dozen Division I conferences want the NCAA Board of Governors to avoid making any decisions about fall championships until a majority of the leagues determine whether to hold regular-season competition. A letter from College Commissioners Association President Beth DeBauche was sent to the board. — A leading British government adviser says the pandemic will make it “very difficult” for Premier League matches to be staged with full crowds for at least another year and capacities face being capped at 25% when stadiums eventually re-open. The Premier League season ends on Sunday and Calder urged players to avoid going on holiday to COVID-19 hotspots, singling out the United States. —Missouri basketball players Xavier Pinson, Mitchell Smith and Jeremiah Tilmon Jr. have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Tigers for the upcoming season. Tigers coach Cuonzo Martin’s roster will have 11 players that are juniors or seniors. That is the most in the Southeastern Conference and third-most among all Power Five programs.ACC-NOTRE DAME AP sources: ACC, Notre Dame eye 2020 football membership UNDATED (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference and Notre Dame are considering whether the Fighting Irish will give up their treasured football independence for the 2020 season play as a member of the league. Two people involved in the ACC’s discussions say the league is looking at an 11-game schedule that would include 10 conference games. It would start Sept. 12. Notre Dame would play a full 10-game ACC schedule. NFL-VIKINGS-ZIMMERMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed head coach Mike Zimmer to a three-year contract extension through the 2023 season.Zimmer has a 57-38-1 record over six years and owns a .599 winning percentage, the third-best of the nine head coaches in team history. Only Bud Grant and Dennis Green have a better mark. Zimmer’s also seventh in winning percentage among active NFL head coaches with a minimum of 50 games.PGA-3M OPENThompson, Werenski top leaderboard Whether those games would count in the standings and the Irish would be eligible to participate in the ACC championship game for a slot in the Orange Bowl is still to be determined. VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS AP sources: NFL owners offer opt-out guidelines for players UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has offered opt-out guidelines to players who don’t want to participate in the upcoming season due to the coronavirus, according to people with knowledge of the offer. The people tell The Associated Press that players who decide they want to opt out would have until Aug. 3 to do so, and they would receive a stipend from the owners. The amount of the stipend wasn’t specified. Update on the latest sports Ben Jipcho, the ‘rabbit’ who helped Keino beat Ryun, dies UNDATED (AP) — Kenyan runner Ben Jipcho has died at the age off 77. Jipcho was famous for sacrificing his own hopes of winning an Olympic medal to help teammate Kip Keino beat American rival Jim Ryun to the gold in the 1,500 meters at the 1968 Mexico City Games. Jipcho played the role of the “rabbit’ by setting a relentless pace for the first half of the race in the high altitude. The tactic worked perfectly as Keino went on to win gold and became a pioneer for Kenyan track and field. Jipcho won a silver medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase four years later at the 1972 Munich Olympics.last_img read more

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Players committed to fitness during lockdown will shine in 2020 Hero CPL

first_imgBy Clifton RossWITH the 2020 edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) set to bowl off in a few weeks, all eyes will be fixed on the level of cricket which will be on display.Dubbed as one of the more exciting T20 tournaments in the cricketing world, COVID-19 has possibly thrown a wrench into the wheels by robbing franchises of crucial encampment time which plays the biggest role in players and coaches gelling ahead of the tournament.The time spent home will be beneficial for the cricketers who have been tasked with staying in peak physical condition despite being away from team training and gym sessions for about 5 months; similar to how the National Basketball Association (NBA) managed to control the health and safety of its players and teams which are currently playing in the Disney Land ‘Bubble’.Cricketers will now re-enter the world of live action and likely put on one of the best tournaments in recent times, thanks mainly to the prolonged rest and recovery from any niggles they may have picked up prior to the pandemic.One downside is that teams have not been able to commence encampment, which, in the past, usually bowls off at least one month prior to the start of the season.This season is expected to get underway from August 18, which is roughly 2 weeks and a few days away. But with the covid-19 rates still spiking globally, regionally and here in Guyana, it remains uncertain how much time will be granted for teams to gel and have a bit of time to train as a unit.A few of the local Guyana Amazon Warriors stars have been keeping themselves in shape thanks to the Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI) daily virtual training sessions. However, isolated workouts, hitting the weights at home or any form of improvised training can’t compensate for the real-time feeling of training with teammates and coaches.Due to the current circumstances, it’s arguable that players can come out fitter than ever or hungrier than ever after being away from the field for a lengthy stretch. CPL, over the years, has evolved from more than a bunch of players representing a specific franchise to somewhat of a family-like atmosphere.Much of that credit could be given to the early encampment which would give the players ample time to gel and commence work on their game plans, while, most importantly, having a bird’s eye view of players progress, fitness-wise, etc.A number of top regional stars are renowned for their dedication to working out regardless of a pandemic. Veteran cricketers like Darren Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard and others have been known to keep themselves in shape throughout the year.Some of the current generation of players, like Guyanese Shimron Hetymer, Romario Shepherd, Sherfane Rutherford and other high-profile Warriors’ players, are products of the CGI academy system.Although the outbreak inevitably resulted in a nationwide lockdown, by tradition, the Guyana Jaguars have been the fittest Regional 4-Day team in the last 6 years, resulting in their 5 consecutive title wins which sadly ended this year.A fews months off the training schedule will not affect the hardened Jags players, both in the academy and national setup, after years of being exposed to training almost daily since 2014; mainly due to the team’s strict policies on training and keeping fit.With Guyana’s cricket academy system being hailed as the best in the Caribbean by Cricket West Indies (CWI), it’s safe to say that players from Guyana who will be playing in this year’s CPL will have a clear advantage over the rest of players thanks to them being products of the academy.Such facts could be confirmed once the tournament is successfully hosted in a few weeks when cricketers from Guyana will be tasked with living up to their reputation of being match-ready all year round.last_img read more

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Obaseki Seeks Increased Private Investment in Sports to Tackle Insecurity, Unemployment

first_imgAdibe Emenyonu in Benin CityThe Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has called for an increased private sector investment in sports development, noting that the move will complement the state government’s efforts in tackling insecurity, unemployment, illegal migration and other social vices in the society.The governor said this while declaring open the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM), in Benin City, Edo State capital on Tuesday. Represented by his deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu, Obaseki noted that investment in sports development is crucial for job creation and wealth generation that would make youths self-reliant, adding that governments alone cannot continue to support sports.Obaseki who advocated that 10 per cent of private sector’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) be invested to support sports development, noting, “The private sector must come and drive sports in Nigeria. They must begin to advertise products through sports. Our sports needs urgent attention to compete with the leagues in Europe, as well as in athletics.“For us in Edo, we are ready to collaborate with the private sector so as elevate sports to a greater height. Government alone cannot run sports; we need the private sector to help drive our sports economy.”The governor added, “Sports is being used to preach against illegal migration, human trafficking and to curb social vices in our society.”He called for more attention on female football, noting that sports have evolved overtime with more women doing excellently, noting, “Edo Queens have been doing greatly in the NWFL. The club did not get the kind of support Bendel Insurance got but they maintained stability in the women’s league. We therefore decided that Edo Queens and Bendel Insurance must be at par in terms of wages.”The Chairperson, Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, thanked the governor and his deputy for their open demonstration of love for women football in Nigeria.Falode said the state-owned Edo Queens Football Club is the only club known in Nigeria and Africa where the players earn the same pay as their male counterparts in Bendel Insurance FC.She called on other clubs to emulate the step taken by the Edo State Government.Falode also urged the state government to assist the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in celebrating 30 years of women football in Nigeria and by extension Africa.In a goodwill message, the representative of the NFF President at the event, Emmanuel Ibah, lauded the Governor Obaseki-led government for its contributions to sports in the country.Ibah commended Governor Obaseki for the massive reconstruction work at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.He appealed for proper funding of the national women league, noting that good sponsors would make the women’s league the envy of other countries across Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram L-R: Edo FA Chairman, A. Osarodion, NPWL Chairperson, Aisha Falode, Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu and NFF Board Member Emmanuel Ibah at the 2020 NWPL AGM in Benin city on Tuesdaylast_img read more

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New-look offense struggles in spring game

first_imgRedshirt sophomore quarterback Jon Budmayr felt constant pressure Saturday and finished 10-for-23 with an interception.[/media-credit]Last season, Wisconsin’s offense averaged 41.5 points per game. In its annual spring game, UW failed to score a single touchdown.Saturday, with a new format pitting first-team offense against first team-defense, head coach Bret Bielema got the more competitive game he was hoping for, with the defense winning 29-27.The defense, also the White team, was spotted seven points at the beginning of each half, and a majority of the scoring came from the “rapid fire” kicking exercises after the first and third quarters.Besides these points, third string kicker Kyle French scored the lone actual game points on a 44-yard field goal.Despite the lackluster day offensively, head coach Bret Bielema was pleased with how the spring went overall.“This was one practice out of 15,” Bielema said. “What you guys saw was one day, but I have been happy with the way basically both sides of the ball as well as our kicking game is coming around and continue to move forward.”With questions as to who will fill in at quarterback, Bielema gave sophomore Jon Budmayr, redshirt freshman Joe Brennan and true freshman Joel Stave each a chance to lead the offense.Budmayr started the day handing off to junior running back Montee Ball for five yards.After two more carries from Ball, Budmayr threw an incomplete pass.The offense looked just about the same through the rest of the game. Before the UW offense picked up a second first down, each quarterback had already thrown an interception.Budmayr finished the day 10-for-23 with one interception, while Brennan finished 4-for-23 with two interceptions and Stave was 8-for-15 with one interception.“Right away it’s going to jump out on the offensive side to replace the starting quarterback,” Bielema said. “The three guys that got the majority of the reps today aren’t anywhere where we needed to be for us to be a competitive team in the fall. They need to continue to move forward.”With UW’s struggles most notably at quarterback, Budmayr knows he needs to improve his game, especially in pressure situations.“Taking advantage of opportunities and not turning the ball over in crucial situations,” Budmayr said of what he needs to work on. “I think that’s one of the things I need to get better at. Crucial situations doesn’t mean end of the game; it’s first down you can’t turn the ball over, third down you have to keep the chains moving to keep our offense on the field.”Brennan, meanwhile, characterized his spring as up-and-down and was quick to note his need to improve.“My wide receivers did a great job of getting open, and it’s my job to put it in their hands,” Brennan said. “I felt like I left a lot of plays out on the field today.”While the quarterbacks struggled to get the ball out to their wide receivers during the game, the youth of the wideouts was still noticeable.There were several drops and poor angles taken. With senior Nick Toon still out, sophomore Jared Abberderis has been leading the receivers through the spring. Saturday, Abbrederis caught two passes for a total of 40 yards.“I think that we showed up a little lackadaisical today,” Abberderis said. “We didn’t really bring it as much as we should have. We had some nice plays, we just had some stopped drives, just didn’t finish them.”While the quarterbacks and wide receivers struggled, the running backs and offensive line stood out as bright spots for the offense.Freshman running back Jeffrey Lewis carried the ball a team-leading 11 times, averaging 2.6 yards per carry. But it was sophomore James White, junior Montee Ball and senior Zach Brown who stood out, moving the offense down the field.“I’m very excited because I think Zach Brown gives us a three-deep at the running back; that may be as good as we’ve had since I’ve been here,” Bielema said.Working with new running back coach Thomas Hammock, the trio showed it could control the game much like it did last year. Still, the tailbacks have higher expectations heading into the 2011 season.“We’re trying to do better than last year,” White said. “We’re just trying to get better each and every practice. We’re trying to remember what happened last year and just try to improve off last year.”Failing to record a touchdown in the spring game wasn’t exactly the start that White and the running backs were looking for.“Going into the game, all running backs expect to score a touchdown, so I guess I didn’t expect not to score one,” White said. “I mean, things happen; you’re not going to be able to score every single game.”The Badgers didn’t put together their best performance in the spring game, but they still found positives that they can take away from the experience. It’s the negative plays and missed opportunities, though, that will drive the Badgers through summer conditioning as they prepare for fall camp.“There was some good and some bad,” Budmayr said. “The biggest thing is to just learn from the bad and carry it forward into the summer and into fall camp.”last_img read more

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It is garage sale weekend for Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, 2013

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 350 weeks ago OK, gang, this is all you have to do. Write up your garage sale and submit it as a comment. Write as much as you like and you won’t pay one cent! Example: Joe Blow at 100 North New York Avenue is having a garage sale for the Wellington Citywide. We will start the sale at 6 a.m. and run through noon Saturday. We will be offering a variety of stuff including clothes, furniture and a beautiful hand-woven rug. We will also be giving out free lemonade. Call us at 888-888-8888 if your have any questions. Hope to see you there! Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Carrells · 349 weeks ago Cleaning out garage. Things for sale. Lots of Christmas items. Cards, garland, lights, Snowman 3 tier dish/cookie jar, wood snowman from post, Gift bags, (See some on Sum Buy Sell Trade) One table, but will continue to add a we sort. Sale now. Friday til dark. Not Sat Probably more on Sun afternoon and Monday. This is an ongoing clear out! 621 Morningside Everything $1 unless marked. Report Reply 0 replies · active 349 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Linda Metzen · 349 weeks ago 107 North Washington- Main Street Printing- Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holiday Open House – Everything Buy 1 Get 1 FREE! – Curiosity Corner with Collectables – Old Stuff and a few tables of Rummage Sale Items (Table and Chairs-Desk and more) and Several Tables of Holiday Decorations… Report Reply 0 replies · active 349 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sharon · 347 weeks ago Saturday, December 14th………..Christmas Craft SHow at 1122 North Plum (inside the gym of Bapstist Temple) 9AM to 2 PM… lots of booths with lots of gifts, stocking stuffers, candy , treats, cards, a raffle with proceeds to birrthline, and Farm Boty BBQ will be there! Come see us and enjpy a relaxing, Christmas filled atmosphere. Report Reply 0 replies · active 347 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is a garage sale weekend for Nov. 29 – Dec. 2. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the “comment” section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain selling and hunting!last_img read more

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