UW-Marshfield’s Hayley Bunnell named WCC West women’s basketball player of the year

first_imgFive Marauders in all earn men’s and women’s all-conference honorsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County’s Hayley Bunnell was named the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference West Division women’s basketball player of the year and was a first-team selection on this year’s all-conference team.Bunnell averaged 12.7 points, 10 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game for the Marauders, who finished in third place in the WCC with an 11-5 record and ended up 12-6 overall after losing in the state tournament semifinals.Carrie Stroetz and Allie Paitel were second-team picks for Marshfield. Stroetz averaged 11.2 points and 7.5 rebounds a game, and Paitel averaged 9.5 points and 8.5 rebounds a game.Joe Estrict was a first-team pick, and Hunter Busse was an honorable mention choice for UW-Marshfield to the WCC West Division all-conference team.Estrict averaged 21.6 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Marauders, who finished 4-6 in conference play and 5-12 overall. Busse averaged 10.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.2 assists a game.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2015-16 All-Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Basketball TeamsMen-West DivisionFirst team: Kyle Murphy, UW-Barron County; Montrell Pressley, UW-Rock County; Joe Estrict, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Safari Hunt, UW-Rock County; Diondre Howard, UW-Richland.Second team: Albi Maksuti, UW-Marathon County; Nathan Kunze, UW-Marathon County; Brian Wilder, UW-Richland; Luke McGowan, UW-Barron County; Jake Joslin, UW-Marathon County.Honorable mention: Dierre Crayton, UW-Baraboo; Marcus Ott, UW-Marathon County; Hunter Busse, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Hudson Barness, UW-Baraboo; Joe Freeman, UW-Rock County.Player of the Year: Kyle Murphy, UW-Barron County.Coach of the Year: Bill Gibbs, UW-Marathon County.—Women-West DivisionFirst team: Hayley Bunnell, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Talyn Jones, UW-Marathon County; Kenzie Trumm, UW-Richland; Shauni Fink, UW-Richland; Hayley Schipper, UW-Richland.Second team: Carrie Stroetz, UW-Marshfield/Wood County; Baylee Luedke, UW-Marathon County; Brittany Stuckey, UW-Rock County; Katie Popanz, UW-Rock County; Allie Paitel, UW-Marshfield/Wood County.Honorable mention: Janni DeHaan, UW-Richland; Adrianna Truax, UW-Marathon County.Player of the Year: Hayley Bunnell, UW-Marshfield/Wood County.Coach of the Year: Derek Staley, UW-Marathon County.last_img read more

Five Fabulous Gmail Gadgets You Won’t Find in Labs

first_imgTags:#NYT#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Since Google introduced “Gmail Labs” to the users of their popular, web-based email application, they’ve been adding new features constantly, all of which you can enable or disable with the click of a button. Some of those Labs features are “gadgets” – aka small widgets that you can add to your Gmail sidebar. A few of the top gadgets in Labs include things like Tasks, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. But did you know that there are a ton of other gadgets you can add, too? It’s true, but you won’t find them in Labs – you have to add them yourself by URL. Before you can use any of the custom Gmail gadgets, you have to first enable a setting in Labs in order to use this feature. In Gmail, go to “Settings,” then click on “Labs” and scroll to the bottom of the list. There, you’ll see an option to “Add any gadget by URL.” Enable this setting and then click “Save Changes.” Now head over to the “Gadgets” section in Settings. For any of the gadgets listed below, all you have to do is enter in (or even better, copy and paste) the gadget URL provided into the box. Click “Add” and you’re finished! Twitter Gadget The Twitter Gadget is a recent favorite of ours. Once installed, it provides a box where you can update your status, check your friends’ timeline, read your replies and direct messages, and view your favorites. Gadget URL: http://www.twittergadget.com/gadget_gmail.xmlGoogle Map SearchNeed to look up an address which was just emailed to you? The Google Map Search lets you do so without having to leave Gmail. Just enter the location in the box provided and click “Search.” Gadget URL: http://www.google.com/ig/modules/mapsearch.xmlFacebook Gadget Can’t get enough Facebook and aren’t up to installing the Xoopit Gmail plugin? Another option is the Facebook gadget which lets you get your latest Facebook notifications, check on your friends’ updates, view photos, and even perform Facebook searches right within the gadget itself. The first time you install it, you’ll have to authenticate with Facebook to give the gadget permission to access your account. Gadget URL: http://www.brianngo.net/ig/facebook.xmlFriendFeed GadgetIf you’re more of a FriendFeeder than Facebooker (or maybe you’re both), another gadget you’ll probably like is the FriendFeed gadget. This one is a Google Gadget repurposed for Gmail and it just displays your Home Feed, nothing more. There are no settings to customize and the layout hasn’t been configured specifically for the small size of the Gmail sidebar. However, it is scrollable and you can “like” and comment within the gadget. If you need your FriendFeed everywhere, it’s not a bad option. Gadget URL: http://friendfeed.com/embed/googlegadget/specDigg Gadget The Digg gadget lets you check out Digg’s top stories within your Gmail sidebar. You can choose to just see News, Videos, or Images, or you can view all the stories. You can also use the drop-down box to pick which sub-section of stories you’re interested in seeing (Technology, Politics, Science, Gaming, etc.). If you scroll over to the right, the gadget lets you access your friends list and your settings, which is, by the way, the area where you’ll need to enter in your Digg username.Gadget URL: http://digg.com/goog/ig.xmlHonorable MentionsHere are a few other gadgets you may find of use. These aren’t our personal favorites, but perhaps they will be yours:World Clock:http://gad.getpla.net/poly/clock.xmlGoogle Translate:http://www.google.com/ig/modules/dictionary.xmlAsk a Word (Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia):http://www.openinventions.com/spellcheck/openinventions_spellcheck.xmlDelicious Gadget:http://www.labpixies.com/campaigns/delicious/delicious.xmlMySpace Gadget:http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/100080069921643878012/myspace.xmlFlickr Gadget:http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/100080069921643878012/flickr.xmlRemember the Milk (Task List):http://www.rememberthemilk.com/services/modules/googleig/rtm.xmlBit.ly URL Shortner: http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/107368512201818821991/bitly-shortener.xmlOrkut Scrapbook:http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/105297062528314471242/doomer_orkut_scrapbook.xmlWikipedia Search:http://www.google.com/ig/modules/wikipedia.xmlGoogle Calculator: http://calebegg.com/calc.xmCurrency Converter:http://www.ac-markets.com/forex/currencyconverter.xmlQuick Links to Google Services:http://blakewest.googlepages.com/googleservices.xmlGmail supports iGoogle gadgets, too, so you can actually add any gadget you want. Just find your favorite gadget, click the “share this gadget” option, and then copy the URL that ends with “.xml.” However, be aware that not all gadgets will look good when smashed into the Gmail sidebar. Related Posts sarah perezcenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Who Will Be the First in the Retail Industry to Open on Christmas Day?

first_imgNot very long ago, it was unimaginable to think of shopping on Thanksgiving Day, but this year had more stores open on Turkey Day than ever, making us all wonder… What can we expect as the next trend in the retail industry? Stores opening on Christmas Day?” Well, if you believe Dennis Armbruster, managing partner of LoyaltyOne consulting company the answer is “yes!” and this next customer trend is coming soon.“It’s inevitable,” said Armbruster, who also says that we can expect that retailers will start opening on Christmas Day within three years. “What Christmas means to some is just changing, and a lot of families don’t necessarily celebrate on Christmas Day because of extended family dynamics. Consumers are also highly used to getting what they want, when they want it.”So far, while retail consumer trends have not seen any major retailers open on Christmas Day, they have seen a slight shift as some grocery and convenience stores are opening, at least for limited hours. That slight change, along with the fact that Black Friday sales are now routinely starting on Thanksgiving Day, could make more consumers much more receptive to the idea. A recent survey conducted by LoyaltyOne found that about eighteen percent of consumers said that they would shop on Christmas Day if retailers were open at 6:00 p.m. Not much of a surprise for anyone, Millennials were more accepting of he idea of shopping on the holiday, noting that almost a third of young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 say they would finish their hot cocoa and shop if stores were open.- Sponsor – According to Armbruster, there have been discussions being had by major retailers. These discussions have been around “whether it’s appropriate and ‘is nothing sacred anymore?’” It’s clear that no one wants to be viewed as “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” However bottom line profits, as well as the increasing transition to online buying, may change all of that. Surely, opening on the holiday would allow shoppers to get a head start on post holiday sales and returns as well. “With growing pressure to make sales and make annual numbers, that might be enough to motivate stores to open on the holiday,” Armbruster added.The study also found that a Scrooge-like downside risk exists for the United States retail industry contemplating opening on this holiday, in that fifty-eight percent of those who took the survey said not only would they not shop on the holiday… in the future, they would be less likely to ever shop in a store that would be open on Christmas Day. Even with the evolution of the retail industry, “Retailers would risk potentially alienating the general population if they opened on Christmas at this point,” Armbruster added. “There is a cautionary note to retailers that there are some consumers that are interested, but be careful.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Weekly Writers Round-Up: Immigration, War Funding, and Media Bias

first_imgEach week, we’ll be featuring the work of the alumni and current participants of AFF’s Writing Fellows Program. A few highlights from the past week are below. For more information on the program, see here. Applications for the fall session are now open!We Need to Keep Top International Talent, but Trump Spouse Visa Plan Would Drive it Away by Sam Peak (Spring 2018) in USA TodayThe Trump administration last month confirmed its intent to rescind a policy that allows spouses of highly skilled guest workers to seek employment in the U.S. This would force roughly 105,000 mostly-female spouses into unemployment as they wait years in line for their green cards. And it would be a big mistake…When We Raised Taxes to Fund Wars by Jerrod A. Laber (Fall 2017) in The American ConservativeOn Saturday, July 7, Army Corporal Joseph Maciel was killed in Afghanistan during an attack at the Tarin Kowt airfield in Uruzgan province. He was 20 years old, meaning that when the war began in October 2001, he was a toddler. You can be forgiven for not having noticed Maciel’s death, as media coverage of America’s presence in Afghanistan is fairly hard to come by…Conservative Media Skew Story on ‘Dreamer’ Arrest by Josh T. Smith (Summer 2015) in Real Clear PolicyLast month, Fox News reported that 13 percent of “Dreamers” have an arrest record and highlighted that some of those arrests were connected to crimes like murder and rape. Many other right-leaning groups have pointed out the same figures. Unfortunately, these reports lack both context and accuracy. Dreamers are actually less likely to be arrested than U.S. citizens…More Evidence Student Borrowers Prepay Their Loans by Preston Cooper (Fall 2015) in ForbesA new game show aims to help student borrowers pay off their loans ahead of time. While the vast majority of former students will not be contestants, most borrowers will still fully pay off their loans before they are required to do so, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)…On Education, Trump Needs More Aristotle and Less Betsy DeVos by Michael Shindler (Spring 2016) in The American ConservativeThe United States government has a frustrating habit of enlarging its bureaucratic apparatuses rather than consolidating them. So when the Trump administration recently proposed merging the Departments of Labor and Education because, in the words of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, “artificial barriers between education and workforce programs have existed for far too long,” it seemed like cause for celebration. However, there’s a vital reason that the Department of Education is distinct from the Department of Labor: its chief purpose—as opposed to facilitating a robust workforce—is nothing less than the conservation of democracy…last_img read more