Gophers golf announces two head coaches

first_imgDespite behind-the-scenes issues, the women finished sixth in the Big Ten Championships and 19th in the NCAA championships in May.Carlson is a holdover from last yearâÄôs menâÄôs team, for which he served as the associate head coach.The men didnâÄôt have quite as successful of a season, finishing eighth in the Big Ten championships. They did, however, have two participants âÄî Donald Constable and Erik Van Rooyen âÄî qualify for the NCAA Regional.Carlson golfed for the University of Wisconsin and has worked as an assistant golf professional at Wayzata Country Club as well as a professional on the Nationwide and NGA Tours. Gophers golf announces two head coaches Daily File Photo Derek WetmoreAugust 10, 2011Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintGophers golf is getting two new faces to lead its menâÄôs and womenâÄôs programs, the team announced Thursday. John Carlson and Michele Redman will take over the two programs, respectively, according to Athletic Director Joel Maturi.Redman graduated from Indiana University as a four-time All-Big Ten and two-time All-America selection. She is competing in her 20th season on the LPGA Tour.âÄúMichele brings with her an unbelievable wealth of golf knowledge and experience to the University of Minnesota,âÄù Maturi said in a statement released Thursday. âÄúOur womenâÄôs program is coming off its best season in history and I have no doubt that MicheleâÄôs background of teaching will continue that progression.âÄùThe womenâÄôs team had a successful year on the links but it was mired in controversy away from them. Former golf director John Harris resigned in late June amid a pending lawsuit filed against him and the Board of Regents alleging discrimination and hiring under false pretences. The Daily first broke the story in early Decemeber.last_img read more


Message from Bermuda Minister of National Security COVID-19

first_img Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Activities such as walking, high intensity training, yoga and meditation classes will now be available for those housed in the facility. They will adhere to physical distancing guidelines as outlined by the Ministry of Health, and we are thankful to be able to collaborate with members of our wellness community who have donated their time to ensure the wellbeing of our residents during their time in quarantine. Oct 15, 2020 To be clear, procurement of these items is the responsibility of the business. This is a timely reminder that hurricane season starts on June 1st and now would be a good time for residents to assess their emergency plans and storm supplies. Even as we navigate Covid-19, from a Government standpoint, I can assure Bermuda that all steps are being taken to ensure that we are ready for the season. Finally, I wish to take this opportunity to extend my thanks appreciation to the combined efforts of our charitable organisations. To date, the Third Sector has received $1.84 million into the Bermuda Emergency Fund for food and supplies for our most vulnerable. Through their work, they have on average on a daily basis provided 10,000 meals to individuals in need. Immediate closure of the business premise.Law enforcement action toward the proprietors. Oct 15, 2020 Extensive Police and Regiment resources will be visible across the island to ensure that businesses permitted to open fully comply with all regulations. Oct 16, 2020 Conducted 8,400 quarantine check-up calls and returning resident screenings.Fielded 200 mental health calls on average for support from people in distress: feeling isolated, anxious or depressed.Provided support for women and their children fleeing violent situations and requiring safe housing for 8 weeks.Facilitated for 10 people to receive support for sober living.Served an average of 28 unsheltered persons at the  Salvation Army per night (24/7 with shelter in place including people in transition).Provided transport for Covid – 19 testing and requisite ambulance decontamination and;Provided transport for seniors for medical appointments, dialysis, wound care and other health support. St. Kitts And Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 CasesNATIONAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 By the Hon Wendy Colleen Phipps Minister of State with Responsibility for Health March 25, 2020 In my capacity as Minister of State with Responsibility for Health, it is my duty to inform you that as of 11:03 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Federation…March 25, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM SG commends regional response to COVID-19CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the health emergency response mechanism engineered by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to keep the Community free of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Secretary-General LaRocque said the inter-agency collaboration that was taking place was another example of the co-ordination required to address the…February 18, 2020In “31Intersessional”Statement from BVI Minister of Health June 24Mr. Speaker, on Friday 19th June 2020, the National Public Health Laboratory reported two new cases of Covid-19. These were the first reported positive cases of Covid-19 since 25th April 2020, some seven weeks ago, and brings the total number of Positive cases for the TCI to 14, since the…June 24, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp A comprehensive operational plan is now in place controlled by the Gold Commander of the Bermuda Police Service, Assistant Commissioner Martin Weekes working in partnership with the Commanding Officer of the Royal Bermuda regiment, Major Ben Beasley.  With businesses preparing to reopen I cannot stress enough how critical it is that all establishments have the appropriate PPE supplies available for their staff and for their customers. Businesses are expected to publish the relevant guidance to patrons in prominent places within their establishment.Road side sobriety checks will be in place to enforce against alcohol use on the roads.The Coastguard will be active to ensure regulations compliance on the water.Police and Regiment officers will be present to ensure patrons leave establishments open during the night time economy promptly at 9.00 pm.The Curfew regulations will be in force from 10pm – 6am, and any breaches will be subject to law enforcement and/or arrest.Police and Regiment will also continue to be visible in public parks and other areas to ensure regulation compliance by the public.A new fixed penalty framework is being developed to address regulation breaches which will result in on the spot fine for individuals and businesses. Non-payment will result in court action.Any member of the public that sees a breach by a person or a business can report the breach to the police in one of the following methods:Report on the web portal https://portal.police.bm.Dialling 211  physical distancing measures.the use of PPE masks where mandated.required health regulation compliance in regards to cleanliness and sensitization.the appropriate number of persons within the premises.the enforcement of any other guidance set by the Ministry of Health.center_img Additionally, outside dining areas will be visited to ensure physical distance compliance and again that health measures are being adhered to. Other points to note for permitted businesses and the public include: Over the weekend, the Bermuda Weather Service provided an update on Tropical Storm Arthur. We expect this to become a subtropical storm when it passes Bermuda later this week. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… I am encouraging the public and our businesses to please be mindful and responsible when engaging in these expanded services. There are health protocols and restrictions in place. If the guidelines are not adhered to in accordance with the Emergency Powers Regulations, this could result in a business being closed.  Visits will be made to business premises to check: St. Lucia records more cases of COVID As the Premier indicated, we will be moving into Phase 2 on Thursday, and the Bermuda Police Service (BPS) and the Royal Bermuda Regiment (RBR) will maintain their community engagement to ensure that the regulations are followed. You may be interested in… CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020 Also over the course of this crisis they have provided the following: Last week Friday we welcomed back returning residents on the Delta Airlines charter flight. One of the challenges that we had noticed from prior arrangements at the quarantine facility was that individuals were confined to their rooms for 24-hours a day. In an effort to make their stay more balanced and holistic the Ministry of National Security implemented a twice a week physical activity routine for the residents in the facility.   I wish to thank Myra Virgil and the full collective of charitable organisations who make up the Third Sector Emergency team. They have our gratitude for ensuring that those in need have food, shelter and support. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Advice will be given in regards to minor breaches. Serious breaches or repeated breaches will result in:last_img read more


Gonzalez’s struggles, Wieters’ elbow more concerning than spring record

first_imgThe question is being asked over and over about the Orioles’ poor start in the Grapefruit League.Are you concerned?My short answer is no, at least as it relates to a 1-11-2 record entering Monday’s game against Philadelphia. A simple look at each box score illustrates how many outcomes have been impacted by many players who are unlikely to be real factors for the Orioles this year. If you need historical perspective to feel better, the 2012 Washington Nationals began spring training with an 0-10-1 record before winning 98 games in the regular season.But dismissing the Orioles’ spring training record doesn’t mean there aren’t other reasons to be concerned as Miguel Gonzalez was crushed for the second time in his first three starts on Sunday. The right-hander allowed six earned runs, seven hits, three walks, and a home run in 1 2/3 innings against Minnesota, elevating his spring ERA to 22.24 in three outings covering just 5 2/3 innings.His nightmarish start has brought memories of Bud Norris last spring, but the ex-Oriole only had an 11.74 ERA through his first three spring starts in 2015, reinforcing how dramatic Gonzalez’s struggles have been. It also doesn’t help that his poor spring performance comes after he pitched to a 6.53 ERA over his final 14 starts of 2015 upon returning from the disabled list in late June.It’s true that spring training is the time for pitchers to work on different parts of their craft with the goal of being ready for early April, but giving up 18 hits and 14 earned runs in less than six innings of work takes that notion to an absurd level. The veteran right-hander spoke about his mechanics being off against the Twins on Sunday, but even his best outing of the spring saw him giving up three hits, a walk, and a home run in 2 2/3 innings.To be clear, Gonzalez deserves some benefit of the doubt after serving as one of the Orioles’ best starting pitchers from 2012-2014 and posting an ERA of 3.78 or better in each of those seasons. He even had a 3.33 ERA in his first 12 starts last year before going to the DL with a groin strain, making you wonder if poor health was the biggest reason for his struggles the rest of the way. Gonzalez also spent most of September on the DL after concerns rose about his shoulder and elbow.Gonzalez will be 32 in late May and never had dominating stuff even when he was at his best, making you wonder if he’s going to get back to being the pitcher he was prior to last year. Manager Buck Showalter will certainly give him more opportunities to figure it out based on his track record, but those chances shouldn’t continue too long if progress isn’t being made over his next three or four starts.Ubaldo Jimenez also had a horrendous spring debut (six earned runs in 1/3 inning), but he’s bounced back over his last two starts and has allowed just one run over his last 6 1/3 frames despite a spring ERA that still sits at 9.45. Gonzalez needs to start showing a similar progression.Unlike last year when Norris was struggling, the Orioles don’t have a slam-dunk replacement for Gonzalez waiting in the wings like the talented Kevin Gausman, who is already part of the starting rotation in 2016. Vance Worley, Odrisamer Despaigne, Tyler Wilson, and Mike Wright would all figure to be in the mix to be the fifth starter, but those options don’t provide much hope that they could be what Gonzalez was for the Orioles prior to last year.It’s only mid-March and Gonzalez still has time to figure it out, but his three spring starts become magnified after his final three months of 2015.Wieters worryThe Orioles and Matt Wieters are trying to downplay the right elbow soreness that forced him out of Saturday’s game in the first inning, but you can’t help but be concerned until he’s back behind the plate.Arm soreness at this time in the spring isn’t uncommon for pitchers, catchers, or other position players, but Wieters is just 21 months removed from Tommy John surgery and only caught on consecutive days a total of five times last season. It’s also worth noting that Wieters caught consecutive games for the first time in the spring last week, making you wonder if the issue was related to that.Even if he returns in the next few days, you wonder if this is a sign that Wieters isn’t yet ready to be the guy he was prior to surgery when he would catch 135 games or more per year. Based on the limited number of major league catchers to have the procedure over the years and the unknown that remains, it’s possible that Wieters will never be that guy again.It wouldn’t be the worst scenario for Wieters and Caleb Joseph to more evenly share the workload despite the $15.8 million salary the former is making in 2016 after he accepted the Orioles’ qualifying offer. In fact, you can make a sound argument that Joseph is the superior defensive option at this point, which could bring more value to a questionable starting rotation.Either way, you hope that Wieters’ elbow issue isn’t anything serious with what he’s already endured over the last two years and what the Orioles are paying him in 2016.Kim’s rough startAn 0-for-23 start isn’t what Hyun Soo Kim or the Orioles envisioned in his first spring training, but going 3-for-6 since then has eased some concerns for now.Showalter didn’t sugarcoat his assessment of the South Korean outfielder’s performance last week, making you wonder if Kim will be the club’s starting left fielder on Opening Day as many anticipated. Of course, the Orioles are already facing the likelihood of playing Mark Trumbo in right field, so Kim’s slow start just creates more doubt in the corner outfield spots for the second straight year.Perhaps the 2015 spring performance of South Korean infielder Jung Ho Kang provides some encouragement as he went 3-for-27 to begin his first spring with Pittsburgh before ultimately posting an impressive .816 on-base plus slugging percentage in the regular season. The quality of competition in the Korean Baseball Organization is generally viewed as similar to the Single-A or Double-A level of the minor leagues, making for a difficult adjustment to succeed in the majors.That doesn’t mean that Kim is destined to figure it out, either, but you hope his last few games are a sign of better things to come for the 28-year-old.last_img read more