New boat lineups struggle in Big Ten races

first_imgNew boat lineups struggle in Big Ten racesThe Gophers won only four of the 13 events they raced in during the meet.Chelsea Gortmaker, Daily File PhotoMinnesota’s rowing team practices on the Mississippi River on April 22, 2014. Mike HendricksonApril 11, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintHead coach Wendy Davis didn’t like what she was seeing in practice the week leading up to Saturday’s race against Iowa and Indiana. She tinkered with the lineups of some of the boats, but it wasn’t enough to pull off an overall victory against the No. 16 Hawkeyes and No. 13 Hoosiers in Solon, Iowa. No. 12 Wisconsin also participated in the Gophers’ first competition against Big Ten teams, but the two programs did not race each other. The results in Solon aren’t reason for panic, Davis said. Minnesota has two weeks of practice to change its boats some more before their next race at the Big Ten/Big XII invite in Baboo, Wis. Davis said the team will likely practice at Medicine Lake, as the wind and current has made it hard to practice on the Mississippi River. None of the varsity four boats had a strong showing, as Minnesota lost by more than 10 seconds in all but one race out of five. The first varsity eight won its heat last Saturday but lost in the finals to No. 19 Syracuse. “Even with [the changes], they were able to pull off the win,” Davis said. “I was pleased. On both races we were down in the first half of the race, but everybody kept their composure, even while they were rowing badly. They kept their composure and pushed through and were able to win.” The first varsity eight did not perform well, losing both races to Indiana and Iowa by more than five seconds. “Our morning race [to Indiana] was definitely a little rough,” said senior Jessica Flakne, the second seat on the first varsity eight. “But our afternoon race we made a lot of strides in our technique [and] our power, but we still have room for improvement.” “It was really different,” Davis said. “We didn’t have time to gel with the new lineups. We only had one-and-a-half practices to try and gel. It didn’t work so [well].” “I think yesterday we just kind of realized where we actually stand and what we need to work on now,” senior coxswain Taylor Gainey said. “We definitely weren’t ourselves.” “We just need to maintain that higher key throughout the body of the race,” Flakne said. “Iowa, I believe, was at 36 reps per minute coming down the course. We for sure want to hit 35 if not a little higher.” Even the second varsity eight boat wasn’t immune to changes, though, as senior Sara Scarbro and junior Haley Bagley came over from the first varsity eight and junior Anna Cruse joined from the first varsity four. The Gophers competed in 13 different races on Saturday and had only four victories. Two of the victories came from the second varsity eight boat, one of Minnesota’s most reliable boats this season. The only other two victories on Saturday for Minnesota came from its first and second novice eight boats against Indiana. Flakne said the Gophers would focus on maintaining their power through the middle 1,000 meters of the race in practice. “It’s fixable,” Davis said. “I was talking with [novice coach Claudia Herpertz], and that was both of our opinion. It’s fixable.”last_img read more

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Cicadas from down under to invade the United States

first_imgInternationalLocalNewsPrint Cicadas from down under to invade the United States by: – May 10, 2013 Sharing is caring! Share Share Sharecenter_img Cicadas can cause damage to several cultivated crops, shrubs, and trees The colossal number of cicadas, growing underground since 1996, are about to emerge along some parts of the United States East Coast to begin passionately singing and mating as their remarkable life cycle restart, for just a short time.This spring will be the time when the heralds of springtime emergence of billions of the so-called 17-year periodical cicadas, with their distinctive black bodies, bulgy red eyes and orange-veined wings, along a roughly 900-miles stretch in parts of some states from down South Georgia to up North New York.The cicadas which are expected to arrive in late May or early June – will be visible “on the sides of trees, on the side of buildings, on shrubs and even tires of vehicles. According to scientists; throughout the clamour that is expected to be all over by July, the cicadas will create their unique choruses where the male cicadas use ribbed tymbal membranes on their abdomens to produce sounds, while the females which lacks the tymbals – will click or snap their wings to signal attention for mating.After the mating period, females will lay their eggs on tree branches or twigs; the eggs will then hatched later in the summer season and the nymphs drop to the ground and burrow undergrounds to restart the 17-year cycle all over again. But before the army of bugs known as broods II resurfaces – they will spend their growing cycle after being hatched by feeding on roots of plants underground. Then by the 17th year, a few weeks before emerging, the cicadas build exit tunnels to surface. When the soil temperature exceeds 64 degrees Fahrenheit or what is referred to as 18 degrees Celsius, nymphs leave their burrow usually after sunset, to settle on nearby trees or shrub so they can start their final molt to adulthood.Cicadas of the same cycle collectively know as a single “brood”. Now since there are 12 broods II of the 17-year cicadas. As a result, it is likely that the large insects can be found almost every year in the appropriate location. Hence the reason why, the cicada will be active in some parts of the mentions states and not the entire state. Studies show that 2, 500 species of cicadas have been described and many still remained to be described. The flying bugs live in temperature-to-tropical climate where they are among the most-widely recognized of all insects, mainly due to their large size and unique sound. However the cicadas are benign to humans under normal circumstances and does not bite or sting in a true sense, but may mistake a person’s arm or other part of their body for tree or plant limb and attempt to be fed. The pests have a long proboscis, under their head, which they insert into plants stems in other to be fed on sap. Now that can be painful, if they attempt to pierce a person’s skin, but it is unlikely to cause any harm. Cicadas will cause damage to cultivated crops, shrubs and branches, mainly in the form of scarring left on tree branches while the females choose to settle deep in branches to lay their eggs.It is known to be delicacies in Ancient Greece, Burma, China, Congo, Latin America, and MalaysiaDuring the few the few weeks that the cicadas are expected to last. Most people will be annoyed while some will be scared of the creature. But for some it will be a way to add some dollars to their pockets. While the shells of the cicadas are employed in the traditional medicines of China – many people around the world also eat cicadas. The big bug is which should not be mistaken with locusts is known to be delicacies in Ancient Greece, Burma, China, Congo, Latin America, and Malaysia. According to reports from people who’ve experienced and had a taste of the cicadas – the female cicadas are prized for being much meatier. By: Sheldon Peter-Anthony 57 Views   one comment Tweetlast_img read more

PD POLL, final results: Should the sale of raw milk be legalized? [August 11]

first_imgIn the next few pages we will share some of the information we have gleaned from the data and results of our most recent poll. The most recent poll asked whether or not (raw) milk should be legalized for retail in all 50 states.advertisementadvertisementVotes by dateThe graph to the right chronicles voting over the life of the poll, which began in May and ended in July. A signficant spike in votes corresponded with the awareness campaign promoted by the Weston A. Price Foundation. (Click here for the full story.) Yes: Most definitely! People are allowed to buy liquor, cigarettes and many other harmful things to the body if they choose. Why can’t we buy something that God has given us if we choose?Tara McNaughton McNaughton Family FarmDuncannon, PennsylvaniaYes: If we produce a high-quality product, why should we not be allowed to charge more for our product when we have willing buyers? What right does IDFA and Connie Tipton have to condemn it?Kenneth S. Horst Phelps, New YorkYes: Let’s stop the black market by making it legal. We have the technology to create a safe raw product. Why endorse a 1940s technology? How many farmers milk by hand?advertisementI sell my grass-fed beef, chicken and pork and raw milk cheese (aged 60 days and over) at farmers’ markets. I get asked almost every day if I sell raw milk. No, it is illegal in Maryland. Invariably, they (the consumer) say pasteurized milk creates an allergic reaction. The Maryland consumer goes into Pennsylvania where it is legal, which takes money out of Maryland dairy farmers’ pockets.Wake up dairy industry. It’s not the container but the product that makes or breaks the sale.Jacob E Horst Marl Rock DairyHagerstown, MarylandYes: Why has Dairy Farmers of America been so against this? More people get sick from eating at fast food restaurants than drinking raw milk. There is no bad raw milk, only bad producers.Mike Moyers Sandy Creek FarmBridgeport, TexasYes: I was raised on raw milk and still drink it. I believe it’s good for the immune system. No one is forced into drinking raw milk, so I really don’t see the problem. Maybe government should be checking out other things. Legalize – yes!!Jo Akerberg Camp Douglas, WisconsinYes: I have read with interest the pieces dealing with selling or not selling raw milk. I think a point that is being missed is that pasteurization is an out-of-date process. I think that we have technology and smart people who can come up with a better process, one that a farmer could afford to do on the farm, one that does not destroy the properties that make milk a superfood, and one that does away with deadly pathogens. We can do this!advertisementWe have had lunch with our kids at school, and it’s no wonder milk consumption is going down. They served skim milk, lukewarm and in clunky paper cartons. It was awful.Greg Kropf Westphalia, KansasYes: If raw milk was so toxic, we would be extinct. For hundreds of years humans flourished on raw milk.Tami C. StrykJersey FarmYes: The raw milk in Texas is purer than ever due to vaccinations of cattle (to prevent undulant fever) and testing of milk. Refrigeration preserves it even better than before.Paula McNatt Stryk Jersey FarmYes: Surely our Founding Fathers would be dismayed to see a time in the United States of America when the small farmer cannot sell his product at a fair price because of government intervention. Maybe it’s time to do a poll with consumers and see what concerns them more, unpasteurized milk, bST or genetically modified foods.David and MaryBeth Horst Penn Yan, New YorkYes: Let’s be honest. This issue has very little to do with public safety and has everything to do with control. Of course NMPF doesn’t want farmers to sell milk out of their tanks. If this catches on, they’re in trouble. For each pound of milk that never goes through their hands, it is one step closer to losing control.I vote … Let me sell my raw milk to whoever wants to buy it. There are bigger problems in this country than focusing on this. Chances are, this will likely not change! The last time I checked, there’s not much money in solving problems.Mike Eby Dairy FarmerHagerstown, MarylandYes: Give the consumer the choice. We sell cigarettes and alcohol. Those have far worse consequences than raw milk.Mervin Fox Martinsburg, PennsylvaniaYes: I have been drinking raw milk for 57 years and so have our 28 families. We love it. FDA prescription drugs have sickened more people and killed more people than raw milk ever will. If you want to enforce a law, go to 400,000 somatic cell count.Mike Gross Gross DairyMarlin, WashingtonYes: We and our great-grandparents before us, grandparents, parents and children all drink our raw milk (have for years). We know people who drink and benefit from our raw milk but can’t tolerate store-bought milk (pasteurized). They also like the taste much better!Luke and Desiree HeinemannJanet HeinemannPaula (Grant) Heinemann Holstein Valley DairyMedical Lake, Washingtonlast_img read more

IN MEMORIAM: Family observes remembrance mass, celebration of lost fisherman

first_img DeLaLastra1WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer PRESS staff reportPhotos by Sergio TreviñoJuly 7 marked the 27th anniversary of the deaths of Gustavo de la Lastra and Jose Edwardo de la Lastra. Their family, who donated the Cristo de los Pescadores statue at Isla Blanca Park in their honor, gathered there to hold a memorial mass and celebration for the two men.The memorial has become a yearly ritual for the family, and this year was no different. The memorial service included the playing of a corrido that tells the story of the two fishermen, as well as the release of dozens of balloons into the air in a symbolic gesture of the release of the spirits of fishermen who have lost their lives at sea.The statue, which was donated to the Brownsville-Port Isabel Shrimp Producers Association, bears an inscription which reads, “Father! Receive the souls of these brave fishermen who have sailed through this pass and never returned.” Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. DeLaLastra2WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer DeLaLastra3WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer DeLaLastra5WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer center_img Share DeLaLastra6WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer DeLaLastra4WEB Sergio Treviño | Staff photographer Related30 Years: De la Lastra family remembers fallen fishermenBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] It’s been 30 years since the de la Lastra brothers went to sea and never returned. But, for their mother, their family and their friends, memories of their jovial attitudes and happy natures remain fresh. Jose Eduardo and Gustavo de la Lastra were…July 13, 2018In “Gallery”Oblate Memorial Prayer Garden plannedBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish is building a Memorial Prayer Garden to pay tribute to the Oblate Priests and Brothers who served the Port Isabel Community from 1849 until 2012. The garden will feature a mural of the historic silhouette of the…May 26, 2017In “News”Friedman memorial to be unveiledSpecial to the PRESS The Friedman Family, Port Isabel Mayor Joe E. Vega and the City Commissioners invite the public to attend the unveiling of a monument in memory of the late Barbara J. Friedman. A statue, donated by the Friedman Family, will be placed on the Light House Square…January 23, 2012In “News”last_img read more

Oakridge downs Reeths-Puffer behind strong pitching from Kayla Fessenden,Monday girls soccer roundup: Laney Peasley nets four goals in Spring Lake victory

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