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Top-ranked Stevens Point cruises past Marshfield boys basketball

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The No. 1-ranked Stevens Point boys basketball team overwhelmed Marshfield early, jumping out to a 24-6 lead after one quarter, and cruised to a 69-29 victory on Friday night at The Boson Company Fieldhouse at Marshfield High School.The game was the Wisconsin Valley Conference season opener for both teams.Stevens Point, ranked No. 1 in this week’s Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 1 state poll, improves to 4-0 overall. Marshfield is now 2-4.The Panthers increased their lead to 44-12 by halftime and led 61-21 after three quarters.Sam Hauser had 19 points, Trevor Anderson added 15, and Joey Hauser chipped in 14 for Stevens Point.Eight different Marshfield players scored, led by Will Spindler’s six points.Marshfield plays at Mosinee in a nonconference game on Saturday. The game will start at 2:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Panthers 69, Tigers 29Stevens Point 24 20 17 8 – 69Marshfield 6 6 9 8 – 29STEVENS POINT (69): Ted Kearney 2, Jamison Kryshak 3, Jake Erler 3, Sam Hauser 19, Jake Hofmeister 3, Trevor Anderson 15, Mack Journell 2, Evan Mallek, 2, Joey Hauser 14, Keon’te Williams 2, Andrew Ruzek 4. Record: 4-0, 1-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference.MARSHFIELD (29): Caleb Alexander 0-1 2-4 2, Tanner Boson 1-4 1-2 3, Derek Coffren 1-1 0-0 3, Tyson Slade 1-2 3-4 5, Kegan Fassler 1-3 0-2 2, Will Spindler 2-8 2-5 6, Drew Hanson 2-2 0-0 4, Adam Fravert 2-4 0-1 4, Alec Hinson 0-3 0-0 0, Isaac Huettl 0-2 0-0 0, Jordan Schlinsog 0-1 0-0 0, Ethan Voss 0-0 0-3 0. FG: 10-31. FT: 8-21. 3-pointers: 1-9 (Coffren 1-1, Schlinsog 0-1, Fravert 0-2, Boson 0-2, Hinson 0-3). Rebounds: 16 (Fassler 5). Assists: 6 (Fassler 2). Record: 2-4, 0-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.last_img read more

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IDC invests in South African economy

4 September 2012 South Africa’s state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) enjoyed its highest ever level of investment in the local economy in 2011, with a record number of funds approved for economic development projects across the country. Announcing the company’s 2011/12 annual results in Johannesburg on Monday, chief executive officer Geoffrey Qhena said the IDC had approved funding worth R13.5- billion, an increase on the R8.7-billion approved the year before. The number of funding approvals also increased from 221 in 2010/11 to 293 in 2011/12. Qhena said the company’s objective was to grow the local economy through the development of industrial capacity, leading to the creation of jobs.‘Driving investment in economic priorities’ Last year, Economic Minister Ebrahim Patel announced that the IDC would make R102-billion available over the next five years to drive investment in the economic priorities identified in the New Growth Path. “We expect the IDC to continue ramping up its performance,” Patel said at the release of the annual results. “As part of the contribution of the IDC to industrial development, we have begun to measure the speed with which it considers and decides on applications. It is making steady progress to improve turnaround times. “I have asked the IDC to consider the cost of its facilities to ensure that it is affordable and provides real support to manufacturers,” Patel said.Contributing to the renewable energy sector A significant part of the IDC’s approvals over the past year have been in the green and renewable energy sector. The IDC participated in funding for 12 of the projects that received preferred bidder status during the first round of the Renewable Energy Procurement Program (REPP). It also launched the Green Jobs report, as well as the Green Energy Efficiency Fund (GEEF) to provide-low cost funding to businesses to implement energy-saving technologies. It has launched a Green Bond to raise finance for renewable sector investments. It has also set aside R25-billion towards the development of green industries over the next five years. “The IDC is emerging as a leader in the development of green industries,” Qhena said. In April, the Small Enterprise Finance Agency was launched – a result of a merger between Khula, the SA Micro Finance Apex Fund and the IDC’s small business lending portfolio. The agency focuses on lending up to R3-million to small, micro and medium-sized businesses. SANews.gov.za and SAinfo reporter read more

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Big Question (Answered): Accessing Your Desktop on Mobile Devices

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#cloud#Features Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… joe brockmeier 1center_img There’s an increasing focus on bridging the gap between desktops and mobile devices. Companies like LogMeIn, VMware and plenty more besides are offering technologies to access your desktop from a mobile device. The question is, do you want to?We talked about it internally and decided to pose the question to you. You answered, and we culled the responses from Facebook and Twitter, then pulled together your responses using Storify.Responses? They’re all over the map – some RWW readers are all about using LogMeIn or other tech to get to their desktops, while others had no desire to use their desktop on their mobile device. What do you think? Tell us why, or why not, you’d access your desktop from your mobile device. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more