Auburndale boys basketball cruises past Northland Lutheran

first_imgFive Apaches score in double figuresBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMOSINEE — Luke Olson scored 17 points to lead five Auburndale players in double figures, and the Apaches cruised to a 77-40 victory over Northland Lutheran on Thursday night at Northland Lutheran High School.Olsen made 6 of 9 shots from the field and all five of his free throws to top Auburndale (5-5, 3-2 Marawood Conference South Division).Cameron Ertl added 13 points, Caleb Weinfurter and Colton Wright each had 12 points, and Cale Jacoby added 10 for the Apaches. Ertl also had a team-high seven rebounds.Auburndale poured in 43 points in a productive first half to take an 18-point lead at the break. The Apaches held Northland Lutheran (1-6, 0-3 Marawood South) to 15 points in the second half to remain in control.Auburndale returns to action Tuesday at Wausau Newman Catholic.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Apaches 77, Wildcats 40Northland Lutheran 25 15 – 40Auburndale 43 34 – 77NORTHLAND LUTHERAN (40): Statistics not provided. Record: 1-6, 0-3 Marawood South.AUBURNDALE (77): Cooper Weinfurter 2-5 1-2 6, Luke Olsen 6-9 5-5 17, Logan Willfahrt 1-1 0-0 3, Cason Schmutzer 0-2 0-0 0, Caleb Weinfurter 3-11 4-4 12, Collin Hawkins 1-4 2-2 4, Carter Wilcott 0-1 0-2 0, Colten Yeske 0-2 0-0 0, Cameron Ertl 5-8 3-4 13, Cale Jacoby 4-6 2-2 10, Colton Wright 5-10 0-0 12. FG: 27-59. FT: 17-21. 3-pointers: 6-20 (Wright 2-6, Ca. Weinfurter 2-6, Willfahrt 1-1, Co. Weinfurter 1-3, Schmutzer 0-1, Ertl 0-1, Olsen 0-2). Rebounds: 33 (Ertl 7). Record: 5-5, 3-2 Marawood South.last_img read more

First European Tour win for Otto

first_img12 May 2008After seven wins on South African soil Hennie Otto finally broke his European Tour duck by scoring an outstanding victory in the Italian Open at the Castello di Tolcinasco Golf and Country Club in Milan on Sunday.Towards the end of March, Otto had narrowly missed out on his first European Tour win; he took a five-shot lead he took into the final round of the Madeira Islands Open, but ended up in a playoff against Alastair Forsyth, which the Scot won.Stunning formOn Sunday, the circumstances were similar to six weeks earlier in Portugal; Otto enjoyed a four-shot lead heading into the final round.He had been superb through the first three rounds; after opening with a seven-under-par 65, he turned in a strong 66, followed by a scintillating nine-under 63 in the third round for a stunning three-round total of 22-under-par 194. That left him only one shot behind the European Tour record for three rounds, jointly shared by South Africa’s Ernie Els and David Howell of England.Given his form in the first three rounds, it was a solid bet that Otto would take victory. It duly came, but it didn’t come easily.Early on, it looked as if the South African would cruise to victory after he increased his lead to five shots by sinking birdies on three of the first five holes. England’s Oliver Wilson was on the charge, however, and put Otto under pressure.Wilson on the chargeAfter his opening birdie blitz, Otto played six holes to par, but then dropped a shot on the twelfth. Wilson, meanwhile, was four-under through the front nine and then nailed four birdies in succession from the eleventh to the fourteenth.The Englishman settled for par on the last four holes to finish with a fine eight-under-par 64 and a total of 264.After dropping a shot at the twelfth, Otto immediately pulled one back with a birdie on the thirteenth. In much the same manner as Wilson, he played to par the rest of the way to complete his round in three-under-par 69 for a 25-under total of 263.His total was the lowest in the Italian Open since it was added to the European Tour, bettering the 265 recorded by Francesco Molinari in 2006. It was also the lowest winning total so far on the Tour this season.Useful experienceAfterwards, reflecting on his win, the 31-year-old from Boksburg said his disappointment at the Madeira Islands Open helped him stay focused when he saw his lead slipping away. In the end, he played a superb drive on the final hole, with one foot in a bunker, onto the green, to ensure he captured his maiden title in Europe.He felt his putting had let him down in Portugal. This time around, he said, his putting, especially from distance, is what won him the tournament.Otto’s winnings totalled €283 330, which when converted to rands is in excess of R3.33-million. As importantly as the winning purse, his victory earned him an exemption on the European Tour until the end of 2010; it is a bonus that is hard to put a price on.World rankingOtto entered the Italian Open ranked 154th in the world. After his win he is now ranked 76th, a massive rise of 78 places. His is one of nine South Africans ranked within the top 100.Ernie Els tops the list, in third, followed by Rory Sabbatini, in fourteenth, and US Masters champion Trevor Immelman in sixteenth. Retief Goosen is in 30th place, Richard Sterne is ranked 39th, and Tim Clark 45th. Louis Oosthuizen follows, in 74th spot, with Otto two places behind him, and Charl Schwartzel in 85th place.Italian Open LeaderboardHennie Otto (RSA) 263 (-25)Oliver Wilson (Eng) 264 (-24)Robert Karlsson (Swe) 265 (-23)Philip Archer (Eng) 267 (-21)Marcel Siem (Ger) 267 (-21) South AfricansDavid Frost (RSA) 276 (-12)Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 280 (-8) Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

MTN to up African music offering

first_img“With Africa’s mobile penetration now at approximately 50% of the 1-billion population, MTN sees a huge opportunity in music content being delivered on people’s mobile handsets via our www.mtnplay.com digital content portal.” Christian de Faria, MTN’s senior vice president for innovation, says there is a growing demand for digital content in Africa: “More and more people in Africa and in the developed world are going online for entertainment content,” he said in a statement earlier this month. “We are delighted to work with MTN Play to deliver this content to the rest of Africa.” CCA has a substantial catalogue of African musical content by artists in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa and Kenya – among others. It also has rights to exclusive video content featuring a host of popular African artists, including Hugh Masekela, Fela Kuti and Busi Mhlongo. 23 June 2011 “Connect Africa is passionate about music from our continent,” said CCA managing director Antos Stella. “We have always strived to be ahead of the pack when it comes to representing African music, offering our artists and labels a bouquet of services from content to marketing, sponsorship and digital management. Vast catalogue of African music He explained that the African consumer, with an estimated spending power of US$1.4-trillion by 2020, has become highly aspirational with a taste for world-class goods and services over the last few years. Pan-African mobile operator MTN has teamed up with Content Connect Africa (CCA), an aggregator and provider of on and off-portal content, to offer a wider variety of African music to its customers across the continent. CCA’s vast catalogue includes recording labels such as AS Entertainment, Godfather (specialising in Nigerian content), Al Records (East and West Africa content) and Soulistic Music, which features top DJs like Black Coffee. Growing demand for digital content Through its deal with CCA, MTN will offer a wide selection of music content, which will be available either as full tracks or caller tunes. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Roadblock to Virtualization: “Virtual Stall” Strikes Again

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market No, that’s not a typo in the headline. You’ve heard of virtual sprawl already, no doubt, and you may have experienced it in your own company. But virtual stall or VM stall refers to a concept coined by CA Technologies, from a landmark white paper published in August 2010.Essentially, the idea is this: Many enterprises have launched their boats already, and are heading toward a virtualized data center or a reputable hybrid cloud solution. The problem is, they’re not halfway there yet, and the reasons are often more political than technological.The broader topic of virtualizing large business workloads is the topic of a panel I’ll be moderating today at 1:00 pm ET / 10:00 am PT, with VMware Senior Systems Engineer Stephen Shultz and Intel Mission-Critical Data Center Strategist Mitchell Shults. (You read right, Shultz and Shults.) It’s a live chat, and I’d like to have you join in, especially with respect to this very topic: how to realign the organization around retooled, virtualized resources.Yesterday, I talked about the problem of departmental silos that fail to align with the resource pools and shared servers that are the by-products of the virtual data center. Whereas a few years ago, certain managers were in charge of particular boxes, today those boxes don’t physically exist. But their jobs do.“Virtual stall” is a bigger problem, which I discussed in greater detail in a story earlier in the summer. It’s more of a political/technological mashup, or what we used to call in the 20th century “sociology,” where issues that crop up in the business of migrating or transitioning systems lead to breakdowns in communication, which lead to the inevitable problems of whom to blame.Here’s an excerpt from the CA white paper from Mason Bradbury and Andi Mann:“Even some IT departments are skeptical of moving key systems to virtual environments for fear of the ‘guilty until proven innocent’ phenomenon – in which the virtualization infrastructure is blamed for problems until it is definitively shown otherwise. As resources are delivered to applications in pools, application specialists and others outside of the systems management department have far less visibility than in a traditional physical environment into the systems on which their applications run. When problems arise, employees are far more likely to blame the virtual infrastructure, as they cannot troubleshoot it themselves. Even if the problem has to do with the operating system or application itself, virtualization administrators worry that application owners will blame them until they can locate the problem and show that it is not a fault in the virtual infrastructure.”Since that white paper was published, other firms including Symantec have followed up with new research. For example, take the case of the admin who happens to be the script writing expert in the IT shop. This is the go-to person for ad hoc issues that crop up, and who eventually becomes credited with finding the whirlwind solutions to every virtualization transition issue that admins fail to address. If the need for solutions were to, say, go away, then the level of appreciation they receive as a result would also subside. As the Symantec report published last June relates, some IT shops get hung up on never-ending remedial projects that require one-time script writing — for example, “root cause analysis.” There may or may not be actual analysis involved, but the process becomes self-sustaining, taking on a life of its own. And Symantec has started measuring the side-effects in terms of dollars.As Symantec’s Jennifer Ellard put it, “The admins simply delay virtualization which costs them increased operational complexity and inability to consolidate physical servers and end up having to pay for the energy and space utilization.”So here’s the problem: In environments where virtualization deployment takes place in stages, the workloads that businesses would most readily classify as mission critical – the big databases, the e-mail servers, messaging, collaboration, ERP — get pushed to the bottom of the agenda. And there they sit, waiting for the political issues to resolve themselves further up the ladder.We’ll be discussing the entire topic of mission critical workload virtualization this afternoon in the RWW live chat. I hope to see you there. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts scott fulton Tags:#cloud#Virtualization last_img read more