UCLA defeats Minnesota to put Gophers’ season on the line

first_imgUCLA defeats Minnesota to put Gophers’ season on the lineThe Gophers lost 7-2 and will play Washington at 11 a.m. on Saturday.Hope Brandner stands on base during the Women’s College World Series on May 30. Erik NelsonMay 31, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintAfter allowing only five combined runs in the Regional and Super Regional, Gophers pitcher Amber Fiser couldn’t contain one of the favorites to win the Women’s College World Series.No. 2 UCLA (52-6) defeated No. 7 Minnesota (46-13) 7-2 at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was Minnesota’s first NCAA Women’s College World Series game in program history. Fiser allowed seven runs for the first time since Feb. 23.“We didn’t do a great job at [getting key outs],” Minnesota head coach Jamie Trachsel said. “Especially in those first three innings, they got their leadoff on each inning. They made us pay for it. We haven’t felt a loss like this in a while.”The Bruins came out strong, scoring a run in each of the first three innings.Bruins center fielder Bubba Nickles gave UCLA its first run with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning. It was Nickles’ 17th home run of the season.“I wasn’t trying to hit a home run,” Nickles said. “It worked out to make us get ahead. I’m happy with that outcome.”It took the Gophers until the sixth inning to close the gap. Right fielder Maddie Houlihan singled to lead off the sixth inning, and designated player Natalie DenHartog hit her 17th double of the season to get the Gophers on the board. Later in the inning, shortstop Allie Arneson singled in DenHartog, cutting the lead to 3-2. That was as close as Minnesota would get. Second baseman MaKenna Partain said Minnesota’s sixth inning gave the Gophers a boost for their next game. “We belong here,” Partain said. “There’s no doubt about that. We competed with the best pitcher in the nation. It gives you that extra boost of confidence. It’s good for us to thrive off of that. That’s encouraging for us.”Bruins right fielder Aaliyah Jordan extended the Bruins’ lead to 7-2 with a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. It was Jordan’s 11th home run of the season.Bruins pitcher Rachel Garcia won her 25th game of the season. Garcia pitched all seven innings, striking out seven Gophers and allowing four hits.Fiser threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs, eight hits and six walks. She struck out six. This was her first loss since May 11. Pitcher Sydney Smith relieved Fiser in the sixth and recorded the final out. It was Smith’s first appearance since May 11.Minnesota will face No. 3 Washington (50-8) on Saturday at 11 a.m. The Gophers must defeat the Huskies or they will be eliminated. If the Gophers beat Washington, they will face either UCLA or No. 6 Arizona (48-12) on Saturday at 6 p.m.“This team is scrappy,” DenHartog said. “No one wants their season to end. We’re going to fight until its over.”last_img read more

Cliches about only being as old as you feel are starting to have scientific backing

first_imgWe’ve heard all the cliches about aging: “You’re as young [or old] as you feel.” “Age is just a number.” “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.” “Seventy is the new 50.” Well-intentioned, perhaps. Offensive, to some. Patronizing, to be sure. But could they be true?Maybe science has started to catch up with these tired phrases. Researchers have discovered that many people feel good about themselves as they get older.One study, for example, found that as people get older, they consistently say they feel younger — much younger — than their actual age. Another study examining the attitudes of the offspring of centenarians concluded that the centenarians’ children — if they, too, were healthy and long-lived — have a strong sense of purpose and meaning to their lives, compared with the general population. Finally, there is evidence that positive attitudes about aging may reduce the risk of dementia, among the most dreaded consequences of aging. Read the whole story: The Washington Post More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Tech Is Already Reading Your Emotions – But Do Algorithms Get It Right?

first_img Read the whole story: Forbes … From measuring shopper satisfaction to detecting signs of depression, companies are employing emotion-sensing facial recognition technology that is based on flawed science, according to a new study. If the idea of having your face recorded and then analyzed for mood so that someone can intervene in your life sounds creepy, that’s because it is. But that hasn’t stopped companies like Walmart from promising to implement the technology to improve customer satisfaction, despite numerous challenges from ethicists and other consumer advocates. A new study in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest is challenging the basic science behind emotion-sensing tech and its claims to be able to infer a person’s mood from their facial expressions. The scientists behind the research, who hail from Northeastern University, Caltech, Ohio State, and the University of Wisconsin – Madison, also make clear precisely what’s at stake.last_img read more

‘Growth engine’ east London to get £100m

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Legal eagles land in Midtown

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Top News of the Week Apr 21 – 27, 2014

first_imgDong Reviews Its Offshore Wind Plans for Germany Faced with reduced funds for German offshore wind energy, Dong Energy has been revising its plans in Germany, with a possibility of scaling them back, writes the German manager magazin online edition.Photo of the Day: Siemens’ Offshore Wind Infographic Offshore WIND’s photo of the day: Siemens’ presentation on how offshore wind measures up.Three Dong Energy’s Offshore Wind Farms Backed by UK Government Dong Energy today welcomed the news that three of the company’s offshore wind farm development projects will be supported by Government-awarded financial investment decision (FID) enabling contracts.Four Companies Compete for Horns Rev 3 Construction Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has received a total of four applications from companies that wish to prequalify for construction and operation of Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm.Twenty Foundations Installed at Westermost Rough OWF Twenty foundations have been installed so far at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm, and the installation vessel Innovation is on its way back to the site with the fifth foundation batch loaded.last_img read more

Exmouth Boat Harbor Dredging Underway

first_imgMaintenance dredging in now underway to restore navigation channels and sand to beaches at Exmouth Boat Harbor.Department of Transport (DoT) Coastal Infrastructure General Manager Steve Jenkins said that maintenance dredging, last completed in 2004, would restore depths and ensure safe navigation of the harbor.“Dredging will also deepen wharf, trawler pen and breakwater areas identified for improvement in the current $18.275 million upgrade of the facility,” Mr Jenkins said.“This project builds upon the regular sand replenishment works that were undertaken by DoT in October 2015, which saw approximately 12,000 m³ of sand shifted from the beach south of the harbor and placed on Town Beach.“This $700,000, three month long campaign will see an additional 25,000 m³ of material placed on Town Beach to enhance the beach for the local community to enjoy.”Skippers operating in the area and people accessing the beach should be aware of the special safety arrangements implemented for the dredging and sand replenishment works.The facility upgrade work, funded by the State Government through Royalties for Regions, includes an extension to the service wharf, construction of a heavy lift facility and additional  moorings.[mappress mapid=”21976″]last_img read more

O’Keefe stabilises Tilbury2

first_imgSpecialist contractor O’Keefe Group is nearing the completion of stabilisation works on the site of a decommissioned coal-fired power station near London, United Kingdom (UK).Once home to the Tilbury Power Station and now known as Tilbury2, the site is being redeveloped as a container storage facility for the Port of Tilbury. At a cost of £200 million (US$262 million), the port terminal will become the UK’s biggest construction processing hub and the largest unaccompanied freight ferry port.O’Keefe said it had almost finished preparing the brownfield site’s ground conditions, ready for main contractor Graham to carry the project’s construction phase.Using the cement stabilisation technique, O’Keefe used two Wirtgen soil stabiliser machines to mix cement powder into the soil in-situ, the curing of which caused it to stiffen and increased its bearing strength.The company then levelled and compact the 250,000 sq m (2.7 million sq ft) brownfield site to a 30% CBR (California Bering Ratio) value, to allow a layer of quarried type-1 aggregate to be laid as a base for the final reinforced concrete paving slab.The works also saw O’Keefe use underground concrete foundations left over from the demolished power station.Brian Doogue, contracts manager at O’Keefe, said: “The main advantage of soil stabilisation on this project is that it has allowed Graham to use site-won material and import less aggregate.” The company used a fleet of 30 t tracked excavators fitted with breakers and pulverisers to dig out and break up the buried concrete, which was then turned into reusable aggregate by a Pegson crusher.Brian added: “We are excavating all the obstructions and crushing them down for re-use as aggregate. That material is then used to back-fill drainage and service trenches.”O’Keefe began the works in April 2019.last_img read more

Sun shines with Chipolbrok

first_imgChipolbrok Sun, measuring 190 m long and 28 m wide, had to navigate shallow waters and narrow waterways around the island of Fanø to deliver the components at the port. From there, the vessel proceeded to Hamburg, Germany to load project cargoes destined for India before heading to Antwerp, Belgium to collect a number of heavy lift components.The cargoes loaded in Antwerp included units weighing up to 136 tonnes, destined for Karachi, Pakistan; 75-tonne components for Mumbai, India; and a 128-tonne package that will be transported to Shanghai, China. The last port of loading for Chipolbrok Sun was Izmir in Turkey, where dismantled rig components were loaded for onward transportation to Mumbai.chipolbrok.com.pllast_img read more

Alanis Morissette to celebrate 25 years of Jagged Little Pill with acoustic London show in March

first_imgSinger-songwriter Alanis Morissette will play a special intimate and acoustic show at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill.The show will take place on Wednesday 4th March 2020 and it’ll be a rare chance for fans to get up-close and personal with the star. Originally released in 1995, Jagged Little Pill has gone on to become an iconic album.The album housed the hits One Hand In My Pocket, You Oughta Know, You Learn, Ironic, Head Over Feet and All I Really Want. It has sold over 33 million copies worldwide.Since its release, Alanis has recorded and released nine more studio albums. Her new album Such Pretty Forks in the Road will arrive on 1st May 2020.In 2016, Alanis launched Conversation with Alanis Morissette, a monthly podcast that features conversations with a variety of revered authors, doctors, educators, and therapists, covering a wide range of psychosocial topics extending from spirituality to developmentalism to art.On 5th December 2019 Jagged Little Pill, The Musical, made its Broadway debut at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. Also in December 2019, Alanis released her newest song Reasons I Drink.Tickets for Alanis’ intimate show go on-sale on Friday 14th February at 10am via www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk.last_img read more