Men’s rowing: Coach Hoopman talks roster cuts, improving freshman class

first_imgAs the University of Wisconsin men’s rowing varsity team and Head Coach Chris Clark prepared for the Head of the Charles race in Boston last weekend, Assistant Coach Beau Hoopman and the rest of the coaching staff had some big decisions to make as far as how the rest of the men’s rowing roster will look. Out of the 80 total rowers on the roster, 14 went to Boston while the other 66 stayed behind. Thirty-five freshmen will be chosen for the final roster after cuts this week so that the team can have their best possible lineup for the freshman race at the North Star Regatta in Minneapolis next week.After the Head of the Newville scrimmage last weekend, Hoopman feels the freshmen squad is “relatively competitive” compared to previous years and that a couple of the freshmen boats are already “pulling varsity scores.”Hoopman said it’s not often the team gets recruits that are immediately capable of pulling off varsity scores, so this is very promising feedback for a program that is seeking its first national championship since 2008. Football: Can Badgers, Hornibrook find their mojo against Illini?Wisconsin Badgers (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) will greet a middling Illinois Illini (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) at Camp Randall Saturday Read…For even the best recruits, the tough transition from high school to college rowing can be a challenge.“[The biggest transition is] easily the speed,” Hoopman said. “It’s just something that the newcomers aren’t used to and it takes some adjusting to.”Despite the difficult adjustment period, Hoopman has faith in the young group and seems to think that some of the freshmen are varsity material. But he wasn’t quite ready to give any names with freshmen cuts approaching.Ultimately, it often comes down to which players want it the most.“I expect all of them to make it, but we’ll see who sticks with it and really puts in the work,” Hoopman said.Rowing is a sport that is often much more than just natural talent, so when there are exceptionally hard workers on a team, it’s common for them to leap beyond those that are more physically gifted or have more experience going in. Hoopman has noticed one novice rower in particular that has surpassed some of the more experience rowers due to his hard work in the first couple months of the training season — though again, the coach wouldn’t discuss any names.Volleyball: Badgers welcome Cornhuskers for Friday night showdownThe No. 9 University of Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball team (12-4, 5-3 Big Ten) is set to welcome the No. 5 Read…It doesn’t help that Wisconsin typically doesn’t get the most competitive recruits compared to top rowing schools on the East and West coast, so this is a team that is more reliant on the development of less experienced rowers. But this lack of top recruits hasn’t stopped Hoopman from believing in his rowers.“It’s very rare that we get competitive recruits, but this group is figuring it out pretty quick,” Hoopman said. “There’s some serious potential in some of our freshmen boats.” If these rowers achieve the potential that Hoopman seems to anticipate, this could be a very competitive Wisconsin rowing team in the near future. But their first true test of the season will come very soon.After making the final freshmen cuts, Hoopman and the slimmed down freshmen rowing roster will find out what they are made of next weekend in Minneapolis, where they will compete against top freshmen competition from other schools in the Midwest.last_img read more

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City to welcome roller derby round 2

first_imgA war is approaching Fort St. John, but this battle will be fought on roller skates.On Saturday, July 16, the Energetic City Roller Derby Association (ECRDA) will be presenting “War in the Peace”. The roller derby event will consist of local ECRDA skaters, as well as skaters from the Grande Prairie Leagues.- Advertisement -The evening festivities will be taking place at the North Peace Arena, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the games beginning at 7 p.m.The event is family friendly and concessions will be available before and during the show.Tickets only cost $5 at the door and are also available for purchase through any of the ECRDA members. Tickets can also be acquired by emailing [email protected] more information on the event, please email [email protected] and for information on sponsorship, email [email protected]last_img read more

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Calls for National Broadband Plan to be stalled following Eir claims

first_imgCalls have been made on the Government to talk again with both Eir and the ESB regarding the delivery of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) following revelations from Eir that the NBP could be delivered to rural Ireland at a fraction of the current €5 billion cost.Senator Mac Lochlainn said: “The provision of high-speed broadband to rural Ireland is essential and must be delivered without further delay.“We must, however, proceed in a way that is both credible and deliverable. “There is no doubt that the National Broadband Plan (NBP) can be delivered to rural Ireland in a much more affordable way than is currently envisaged by Fine Gael.“Eir stated at yesterday’s committee meeting that it could deliver the NBP at a fraction of the current €5b cost,” he added.“We agree with Eir that the NBP can be delivered at a much lower cost, but it is our position that this can be best achieved through using the ESB network.“The ESB brings with it a strong track record of delivering important infrastructural projects across the State, it has the existing infrastructure there and has a proven capacity to deliver,” the Donegal Senator said. “The ESB runs electricity to almost every single home in the State and we should be doing what other countries in Europe do which is to have double purpose networks which combine both electricity and broadband.“The ESB was a frontrunner early on in the NBP procurement process and withdrew following the Government’s decision to allow Eir in 2017 to cherry-pick the 300,000 most easy-to-reach homes in rural Ireland,” Mac Lochlainn added.“We need the Government to again reach out to the ESB and to direct them as a semi-state body to deliver high-speed broadband to rural Ireland. If Eir can do it for a fraction of the cost, then so can our state-owned ESB.“Rural Donegal and rural Ireland cannot wait any longer.”Calls for National Broadband Plan to be stalled following Eir claims was last modified: June 27th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Google Now Distributes Chrome with Built-In Flash Player

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Adobe#Browsers#Google#news#web Earlier this morning, Google released a new stable version of Chrome, the company’s increasingly popular browser. This new release for Windows, Mac and Linux is the first stable version of Chrome to be distributed with a built-in version of Adobe’s widely used Flash Player. Just two days ago, Google enabled the built-in version of Flash in the beta channel versions of Chrome, where it had already been available earlier this year, though Google then disabled this feature after a while.Even though Google is a strong backer of the open HTML5 and CSS3 standard, which can replicate a lot of Flash features, the company is also acutely aware that a lot of users and web developers still rely on Flash. When we talked to Bran Rakowski, Google’s product manager and director for Chrome, last month, he noted that Google thinks that by coupling Flash to the browser, Google can ensure that users will run a very recent and secure version of Flash.Don’t Like Flash in Chrome? Just Disable It.If you don’t want to use Flash in Chrome, you can just type “about:plugins” in the address bar in Chrome and disable the plugin.Google’s update mechanism ensures that the browser stays up to date, without any intervention from the user. In addition to this, Google can also test the specific version of Flash it distributes with the browser and ensure that it is stable. With its new crash protection feature in Firefox, Mozilla is also working hard to ensure that crashing Flash content can’t take the whole browser down and Apple and Opera offer a similar feature in their browsers. As CNET’s Stephen Shankland rightly notes, Adobe is also working hard to keep Flash relevant and with the latest version of the Flash Player (10.1), Adobe is also trying to gain a foothold on mobile devices. Google’s own Android operating system is one of the first to support mobile Flash. Related Posts frederic lardinoiscenter_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

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