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Jobs report shows labor market stronger than expected, as economy faces new surge in Covid cases

first_img– Advertisement – “One could argue it’s better to come from a stronger base into that,” said Briggs. The benchmark 10-year Treasury yield rose back above 0.80% and was at 0.82%. While stocks sold off, bond yields held at higher levels. The bond market has had a volatile week, with the 10-year yield rising to 0.94% Tuesday evening but falling back when it appeared there would be no Democratic sweep.A Democratic Congress and White House was expected to have boosted fiscal spending, increase inflation and result in a lot more U.S. debt, which would push interest rates higher. Yields, which move opposite prices, rose Friday as the jobs report suggest the economy may be on a more solid footing than some anticipate.- Advertisement – Stock futures temporarily erased some losses and bond yields rose as the report showed about 100,000 more jobs than economists expected and a much better unemployment rate. The report did include the loss of 268,000 government jobs, with 147,000 of those Census workers and many others in education.“The rebound continues to have strong momentum, more than people were thinking,” said John Briggs, head of strategy at NatWest Markets. “Private payrolls blowout, the participation rate went up 0.3… People are coming back into the economy, and [the unemployment rate] still went down a full percentage point.” Economists had expected an unemployment rate of 7.7%.Economists have been concerned the job market and economy will be impacted in coming months by the increasing spread of the coronavirus, now with a record 121,888 daily cases in the U.S. The Fed Thursday said in its statement that the course of the virus could impact the path of the economy.- Advertisement – The labor market was stronger than expected in October, showing good momentum ahead of the latest wave of coronavirus cases.The economy added 638,000 nonfarm payrolls and the unemployment rate fell by a full percentage point to 6.9%. The government compiled the data for the report in the middle of October.- Advertisement – Economists’ expectations for October employment were wide-ranging with some closer to 200,000 and others at 800,000. But they mostly agree the momentum looks set to slow, and the typical hiring that goes on in November and December for holiday shopping, travel and other activities will be much smaller this year.Quincy Krosby, chief market strategist at Prudential Financial, said the employment report, when coupled with stronger-than-expected third quarter GDP and stronger-than-expected corporate earnings, suggests the economy is growing on a solid trajectory.“If the Covid-19 surge jeopardizes the economic recovery, even at the margin, the employment landscape will slow down – but not stall the recovery,” she noted.Grant Thornton Chief Economist Diane Swonk said she is concerned about the potential for slowing momentum in hiring. She said the October report shows the quality of jobs has deteriorated. At the same time, the outlook for more fiscal help from Washington for the unemployed is uncertain, and many may be taking part-time jobs to get by.Leisure and hospitality hiring rose by 271,000, with 192,000 of those jobs at bars and restaurants.“Much of the recall for workers was hospitality and leisure. Many had to accept jobs even if they were part-time,” said Swonk. She said 376,000 workers joined the ranks of those working part-time for economic reasons in October, pushing the total to 5.3 million.“People unemployed for more than 27 weeks increased by more than 1 million,” she said. “We’re still 10.1 million jobs in the hole.”In the report, the number of people on temporary layoff fell by 1.4 million to 3.2 million, off from a high of 18.1 million in April but still 2.4 million higher than February.The labor force participation rate increased by 0.3 percentage points to 61.7 in October. still 1.7 points below February’s level.last_img read more

Joseph Mariathasan: Should the West blame China for the trade war?

first_imgJeffrey Sachs, in an impassioned article for CNN, makes the opposite case. “China is not an enemy. It is a nation trying to raise its living standards through education, international trade, infrastructure investment, and improved technologies,” he declares. The US administration’s strategy towards China appears to be hardening. Some commentators – such as Niall Ferguson in the Sunday Times – have argued that the trade war will last much longer than most people expect and could even escalate into other forms of warfare.Among Europeans there often appears to be some sympathy towards president Donald Trump’s objectives with regard to China – although pretty universal condemnation of his approach.The argument goes that Trump’s criticism of China’s behaviour with regard to trade is justified, and the impact post-WTO accession on the US and European economies has been pronounced, particularly in terms of job losses.The criticism of Trump has not been in his objective of reining in China’s exports, but rather of his unilateral approach to doing so. Some would say if he had taken Europe and Japan on board and adopted a joint stance towards China, that would have been more acceptable. Credit: Zhang KaiyvShanghai, ChinaThe sheer scale of China’s manufacturing capability has shaped the world. It has such large economies of scale that it can outspend its competitors on research, factories, fixed assets, marketing and other costs, creating an even stronger competitive advantage over time.Foreign manufacturers entering China tend to focus on first-tier cities such as Beijing and Guangzhou, but the medium- to high-end market this represents only accounts for 25% of the total Chinese market in, for example, medical equipment. Chinese companies initially win by cost, and they have the ability to distribute products to the smaller, hard-to-reach markets outside tier-one cities. The profits from high-margin businesses can then be reinvested in achieving scale and developing technology.Innovation often comes after the firm has achieved financial strength though the domestic market. Huawei is a good example of this approach, which has enabled it to succeed on a global basis. It now spends 10% of its annual income on research and development, so it can easily compete on innovation with its western peers. Trump’s attempts to hobble Huawei may backfire in the longer term if China is forced to replace key US components by developing their own.In some areas, China is already a leader: solar energy, wind power and related clean technologies are good examples. In biotech, Chinese innovation is still in the early stages – but it is coming.China is making the some of its biggest advances in areas such as the internet and artificial technology (AI), powered by the government and private sector. Some 43% of the top academic papers relating to AI in 2015 were published with one or more Chinese researchers, regardless of where in the world the research was conducted.As Sachs points out in his CNN article, a trade war with China won’t solve the economic problems of the US. Instead the US needs homegrown solutions: “affordable health care, better schools, modernized infrastructure, higher minimum wages and a crackdown on corporate greed.”And as he concludes, the US has far more to gain through co-operation with China than through reckless and unfair provocation.center_img US president Donald Trump has imposed a series of tariffs on Chinese goodsAs he then adds, China is merely doing what any country should do when confronted with the historical reality of being poor and far behind more powerful countries. It is unacceptable that China is being made a scapegoat for rising inequality in the US. The fact that certain workers face increasing competition due to changing global circumstances is a normal phenomenon of market competition.Instead of blaming China, says Sachs, the US should be taxing the soaring corporate profits of its own multinational corporations, and using the revenues “to help working-class households, rebuild crumbling infrastructure, promote new job skills and invest in cutting-edge science and technology”.The West is also wrong to portray China as purely as a low-cost manufacturer – and often as a low-tech, low-quality copycat that prospers through stealing western intellectual property.While there may be some truth in these stereotypes, the overall story has too often been dominated by ignorance and prejudice. Innovation in China is happening and the pace of it is increasing: one only has to look at the scale of China’s patent applications for some evidence (albeit crude).The West has to face up to the issue that the era of generating growth in China through manufacturing alone has come to an end as wage costs go up. Catching up with the West inevitably means climbing up the intellectual property ladder – and China is well positioned to do that.China’s growing advantagesChina has a strong focus on education and is producing more graduates than ever from its higher education institutes – eight times more than the US in science and technology, according to the World Economic Forum.last_img read more

Gender Bender Day causes controversy at school (US)

first_imgFox6 News.comStudents at Tippecanoe School have participated in several different theme days during School Spirit Week, but Friday, May 23rd’s theme of Gender Bender Day caused some controversy.Members of the Student Council decided on day’s theme. It called for boys to dress like girls and girls to dress like boys.“I was speechless actually, and I asked a few of the neighbors because I thought I was overreacting, stuff like that, and everybody was speechless,” said one mother, who asked not to be identified.The mother says she has no problem with teenagers having a fun day of dressing like the opposite sex, but her son is only seven and the theme confused him. She, as well as a few other parents, chose to keep their kids home on Friday.…One student’s father, who didn’t want to be identified, says he doesn’t want his son to dress as a girl.“I think it’s just teaching them the wrong lesson about gender. If you’re a boy, stay a boy. You shouldn’t have something like that at school,” said the father. read more

Prostitution victim leads charge against Amnesty International

first_imgLifeSiteNews 18 September 2015Her life in the sex trade, and her decision to get out, has made her a leading campaigner against Amnesty’s policy. The author of “Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution,” speaks openly of the violence, isolation, and drug abuse inherent in prostitution. What people like her need, she says, is help getting out.Once prostitution is legal, “there is no incentive for the government to provide exit strategies for those who want to get out of it,” Rachel wrote.Her path began as an orphan in Ireland. At 15, “I was on the streets with no home, education or job skills. All I had was my body.”Abusing drugs is “as common to women in prostitution as wiping down tables would be to a waitress,” she says. “The daily reality is trauma, and you want to escape that.”Amnesty’s resolution “supports the full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work.” The group claimed it “addressed the issue from the perspective of international human rights standards.”Treaties, however, proscribe prostitution – especially of children – calling it “incompatible with the dignity and worth of the human person” and endangers “the welfare of the individual, the family and the community.”Amnesty’s pro-prostitution campaign focused on women who theoretically choose to engage in “sex work” and diverted attention away from pimps, brothels and johns – those who gain the most from normalizing the sex trade.“It’s nonsense to say a person can be empowered by allowing their body to be as open to the public as a train or bus station,” Rachel said. And consent requires viable choices and alternatives.When prostitution is socially endorsed, the market expands. “Where are these new bodies coming from?” Rachel asks. “Young women with choices are not going to say, ‘I’ll go into the sex trade instead of going to college.’”“No. Socially disadvantaged young girls are funnelled straight into prostitution.” read more

Messi’s Barcelona future continues to dominate headlines

first_img The report says Barcelona understand Messi’s anger but if he asks to leave they will offer him a gentle reminder than he has a €700 million release clause. Sport are also talking about Messi yet again and what would be a ‘Difficult Exit’. They reckon he needs to make a decision soon because pre-season is due to start on August 31.Advertisement Loading… Lionel Messi’s future continues to dominate headline news in Spain as the fallout from Barcelona’s Champions League defeat rumbles on. Mundo Deportivo’s headline is simple ‘Untransferable.’ The Catalan daily are insisting Messi is simply not for sale and is a “vital” part of Ronald Koeman’s project. President Josep Maria Bartomeu has decided it is simply not good business to lose the club’s greatest ever player who is also a massive commercial asset. Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesZodiac Signs Reimagined As Women Look IncredibleWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable LooksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?center_img The report also notes how Messi’s huge release clause makes things complicated. Read Also: New Barca boss Koeman ready to keep Pique at Nou Camp Sport are also reporting on Saturday that Paris Saint-Germain, Inter and Juventus are all “on the look-out” for Messi. The trio are thought to be the most likely options if Messi does decide to go. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

La Liga new season kick-off suffers delay

first_imgThe commencement of the new La Liga season has been thrown into jeopardy just days before the planned kick-off on Friday night between Granada and Athletic Club Bilbao. The two sides were set to start the 2020/21 campaign on Friday evening but the Spanish FA have now moved to attempt to block the date due to their opposition to matches in the time slot, as per a report in Marca. The story makes the front page of Wednesday’s edition of the Madrid daily, and brings fresh controversy into Spanish football. There has been a long-running dispute between the two bodies, with the league a strong advocate of using the time slots of Friday and Monday evenings for matches with Spanish football’s governing body opposed. La Liga have begun utilising the time slots for the opening weeks of the 2020/21 La Liga season but the Spanish FA are now said to be confident on blocking those games, meaning they will either be rescheduled or postponed.Advertisement Last season, Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales was successful in a campaign to make the matchday free of football – a decision popular with fans, who felt the time slot was unsociable for family and work purposes. However, La Liga chief Javier Tebas continued to support the idea of playing Monday and Friday night matches as he believed that a variety of time slots makes the league more attractive to broadcasters and therefore increased streams of revenue for clubs. Read Also: No more Messi chase for now, says Inter vice-president The two institutions have remained deeply divided on a number of issues including scheduling with both laying claim to holding power in its decision-making. La Liga was allowed to use the time slots for the closing weeks of the 2019/20 campaign due to the absence of fans and desire to get the schedule completed as swiftly as possible, but that has left a power void and new collision going into this campaign. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot And Saved The Whole MovieBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Best Cars Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art10 Irresistibly Beautiful Asian ActressesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?center_img Loading… last_img read more

The Latest: NHL postpones draft, awards ceremony

first_img___Argentine cyclist Max Richeze has been released from a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, where the UAE Team Emirates rider spent 18 days after testing positive for the coronavirus following the cancellation of the UAE Tour.Richeze wrote on Instagram that two tests for COVID-19 had come back negative and he was discharged Wednesday.That status of Richeze’s teammate, Fernando Gaviria, remains unknown after he also tested positive for the virus. Two staff members for UAE Team Emirates also tested positive, and the entire team remains in voluntary quarantine.The second edition of the UAE Tour, a major early season stage race, was canceled with two stages left. Riders and support staff for all 22 teams were isolated, though nearly all of them now have been cleared to leave the country. Murphy’s coach Dave Durden, one of the head coaches for the U.S. team in Tokyo, essentially wrapped up the season after Tuesday’s announcement by the International Olympic Committee. He met with his each of his swimmers and told them to take a few weeks off.“That’s closure for now,” Murphy said. “We’re taking a step back and trying to create a plan and refocusing toward 2021.”Murphy says he’s got a mask, gloves and wipes for his cross-country flight, which comes at a time when much of the world is locked down.___The NHL’s chief medical officer expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better. The Woodwards are also joining Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and his wife, Robyn, to provide meals to health care workers at Medical City of Arlington and Dallas.___The United Center is going to be turned into a logistics hub to help with Illinois’ response to the novel coronavirus.The United Center and the surrounding area will be used for front-line food distribution, first responder staging and collecting medical supplies. “On behalf of the Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, our athletes, our front offices and our dedicated United Center personnel, our thoughts and support are with the people of this great city and state,” a spokesman for the United Center said in a release. “Together, we will get through this.” ___The All England Club says it is still evaluating whether to postpone or cancel Wimbledon because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to make a decision next week.That’s when the club’s main board is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting.Main-draw play at Wimbledon is slated to start June 29 and preparations for the tournament are supposed to begin in late April.The club’s statement Wednesday says that postponing the two-week grass-court tournament would not come “without significant risk and difficulty” because of the surface. NASCAR has suspended its season through May 9 and will race at least five more iRaces, televised on Fox, during the stoppage.___Now that the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed for up to a year because of the coronavirus outbreak, world-class athletes have plenty of free time.American swimming star Ryan Murphy, who won three gold medals at the 2016 Rio Games, is planning to fly home to Jacksonville, Florida,from his training base at Cal-Berkeley.“I haven’t been home in a year and half,” the 24-year-old Murphy told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “It’s been forever. That’s the silver lining to all the madness. My parents are home and I suddenly get to spend a lot more time with them. I’m looking forward to it.” The Latest: NHL postpones draft, awards ceremony ___Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is open to the NCAA allowing more football practices after spring ball was cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Tigers got in nine sessions after starting practice Feb. 26 before all spring activities, including their Orange and White scrimmage, were canceled.Swinney is not in favor of extending fall camp, instead suggesting a sort of NFL-style mini-camp depending on how many spring workouts the team got before spring activities were canceled.“Maybe if they said everybody could have 12 on-field sessions,” Swinney said. “So that means we would get only three just to make it equitable. But some of these schools who got none, they could get 12.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The National Hockey League has postponed its scouting combine, awards ceremony and draft that were scheduled for June. It did not provide new dates for the events. March 25, 2020 However, European Athletics says “many athletes are keen” to see the championships go ahead as planned. It shapes up as the main medal target for European track and field athletes in 2020 after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next year.The European track body’s ruling council next meets May 7-8 by video conference.___The owners of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and NHL’s Buffalo Sabres are committing $1.2 million to supporting local charities and health officials dealing with the new coronavirus pandemic.Kim Pegula says she and her husband Terry wanted to provide immediate assistance to “those in need and fighting on the front lines.” With the NHL season on pause since March 12, the postponement of these events did not come as a surprise. The league is still working on scenarios of what hockey would look like if it is able to resume this season.___Organizers of the European Championships in track and field still hope to stage the event in Paris in August despite France being locked down during the coronavirus pandemic.European Athletics says it asked officials in Paris for a feasibility study for the Aug. 25-30 championships. French officials reported their work has been “severely compromised by France’s national shutdown of non-essential activities” during the health crisis. Associated Press Dr. Winne Meeuwisse says the virus “really just entering the rapid acceleration phase” in North America. That makes it unclear when hockey might resume.He says the league is thankful only two players have tested positive for COVID-19 so far and its hopeful weeks of isolation will prevent more from contracting the virus. Players and staff have been told to self-quarantine until at least April 4.There is no timeline for when players might be able to start working out in small groups or report to team training facilities. Meeuwisse says the trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. and Canada will determine when that might be possible.Varying recommendations and lockdown regulations across the league’s 31 markets could impact how the NHL proceeds. Meeuwisse and deputy commissioner Bill Daly are still unsure whether fans would be allowed in for potential games when they resume.___center_img Former Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia told Hearst Connecticut Media that he didn’t think he ever met a person who didn’t like Mary Roman.”___Aqueduct has extended the suspension of live horse racing through at least April 5 because of the impact of the new coronavirus in New York.As a result, the $750,000 Wood Memorial has been postponed. No make-up date has been determined yet for the major Kentucky Derby prep that was to be run on April 4.Last Thursday, the New York Racing Association suspended racing at Aqueduct after confirmation that a backstretch worker who lived and worked at Belmont Park tested positive for COVID-19. The Belmont backstretch is home to 585 workers who tend to the daily care of more than 1,300 horses stabled on the property. The Bruins were the last team in the NHL to offer help to gameday employees who lost work because of the coronavirus pandemic — and then only if postponed games aren’t made up. The team is owned by Jeremy Jacobs, who is the chairman of the NHL board of governors and a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. According to Forbes Magazine, the Jacobs family is worth $3.3 billion.___Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is teaming up with Dr. Anthony Fauci for a question-and-answer discussion about the coronavirus.Curry, a two-time NBA MVP, will host the chat on his Instagram account Thursday — (at)StephenCurry30. Fauci is Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Curry posted his plans on his Twitter account with an invite to all to submit questions. The pandemic has affected other prep races for the Kentucky Derby, which itself was postponed from May 2 to Sept. 5. The Sunland Derby in New Mexico and Blue Grass and Lexington stakes in Kentucky have been canceled, along with the UAE Derby. The Arkansas Derby was pushed back from April 11 to May 2. For now, the Florida Derby on March 28 and Santa Anita Derby on April 4 are still scheduled.___NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed the 32 teams to close their facilities to all but a select few employees by 6 p.m. Wednesday. In a memo to the teams, Goodell said the restrictions meant as a safeguard against the new coronavirus will be in force until at least April 8. Then the league will re-evaluate, using advice from medical experts and health authorities. The few exceptions include trainers and doctors treating players, security and technology personnel. Playing without fans has been ruled out. Wimbledon hasn’t been canceled since World War II.___NASCAR says in a memo to teams that one of its employees at track at Atlanta Motor Speedway two weeks ago has tested positive for the coronavirus. The employee was not identified and NASCAR said the individual has been receiving medical care and all potentially exposed have been told to self-quarantine. NASCAR was at Atlanta scheduled to race March 15 without spectators. But two days prior to the race, NASCAR postponed Atlanta and last weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which instead was converted into a virtual iRacing event broadcast on Fox Sports 1 with 35 drivers. Money from the teams’ charitable foundations will got to the newly formed Western New York COVID-19 community response fund supporting the region’s non-profit agencies.Money also is going to several local food banks and assistance for health officials in purchasing protective gear and medical equipment.___Rio de Janeiro’s soccer body has extended its prohibition on professional matches in the state to the end of April. The initial suspension is valid until the end of March.Rio is home to defending Copa Libertadores winners Flamengo. ___Mary Roman, a world-class senior athlete who held numerous national age records in track and field, has died of complications from COVID-19, the mayor of Norwalk said. She was 83.Roman, who also served for 20 years as Norwalk’s city clerk, died Monday night at Norwalk Hospital, Mayor Harry Rilling said.A childhood polio survivor, Roman began competing in senior track events in 1989 and won hundreds of medals, mostly in the throwing disciplines.At various times, she held the American record in the shot put in the women’s 65-69, 70-74 and 75-79 age groups. She also was once the nation’s top-ranked thrower and ranked eighth in the world in the weight throw in the 75-79 age group. Mary Roman, a world-class senior athlete who held numerous national age records in track and field, has died of complications from COVID-19. She was 83.Mayor Harry Rilling of Norwalk, Connecticut, made the announcement. Roman, who also served for 20 years as Norwalk’s city clerk, died Monday night at Norwalk Hospital. A childhood polio survivor, Roman began competing in senior track events in 1989 and won hundreds of medals, mostly in the throwing disciplines. At various times, she held the American record in the shotput in the women’s 65-69, 70-74 and 75-79 age groups. She was once the nation’s top-ranked thrower and ranked eighth in the world in the weight throw in the 75-79 age group. In 2016, she was named Connecticut Masters Games Athlete of the Year. ___Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward and his wife Erin, a trauma nurse, have recorded a message thanking first responders and health care workers.The message was sent to the Texas Hospital Association and Medical City of Arlington and Dallas.“We’re just trying to say thank you to all of these people on the front lines,” Woodward said Wednesday. “The first responders are first on the scene to a lot of these things. … The doctors, nurses, everybody, they’re putting themselves at risk for all of us.”Woodward said his wife isn’t currently working in a hospital. She finished a nursing contract at the end of February in Arizona, where they live, and is going back to school for another license. Brazil has more than 2,400 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, and 57 people have died.___The Boston Bruins say they are putting 68 full-time employees on temporary leave and cutting the pay of 82 others who work for the team or Delaware North, which owns the TD Garden.The moves — which the Bruins called “temporary business stabilization measures” — are effective April 1.The companies say they intend to restore jobs and compensation “once our business resumes to its normal state from this unprecedented stoppage.” The NFL has gotten some pushback for not postponing the draft scheduled for April 23-25 while the rest of the sports world is largely shut down. The league is developing a new format because it has scrapped the public events set for Las Vegas. ___The Belgian soccer league says clubs should not apply for temporary layoffs for their players despite matches remaining suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.The league asked clubs not to burden the government’s temporary unemployment scheme for employees forced out of work because of the lockdown measures implemented in Belgium.The league says exceptions can be made only “for urgent economic reasons.” The league also says it’s too early to decide when matches can resume.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

OSU, IU tough tasks for tennis

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s tennis team hopes to continue its hot streak when it hits the road this weekend.UW will play at Indiana Saturday and then make the trek over to Columbus to face Ohio State Sunday.The first match of the road trip will pit the No. 35 Badgers, winners of eight of their last 10 matches, against the No. 39 Hoosiers. Indiana, currently 12-5 overall and 2-2 in Big Ten play, is led by senior Thomas Richter. Richter holds a 3-3 record versus top 100 opponents this season.The Hoosiers also boast a strong No. 3 doubles tandem of Peter Antons and Santiago Gruter. Antons and Gruter have won 11 of their past 13 matches.“I think Indiana is looking at it as an opportunity to pick up a good win against a good team like us,” head coach Greg Van Emburgh said. “We just really have to be ready to go for every team that we face from here on out.”One thing that will be different for UW this weekend is the opportunity to finally play a conference match outdoors. Wisconsin has not played an outdoor match since the Blue-Gray Classic in Alabama two weeks ago.“I think [the matches] are going to be outside,” Van Emburgh said. “It’s supposed to be nice this weekend, so we should be able to play both matches outside. It’ll be our first conference match outside.”After beating Illinois for the first time in 14 years last weekend, the Badgers hope to break some more streaks this Sunday. Ohio State has a 65-match winning streak at the OSU Varsity Tennis Center and has won 30 consecutive Big Ten matches. The No. 2Buckeyes are also the two-time reigning conference tournament champions and have defeated four top 10 teams this season.Ohio State, 21-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten, boasts three singles players and all three doubles teams in the top 40. Sophomore Justin Kronauge is No. 17 in the nation, and juniors Bryan Koniecko and Steven Moneke are ranked Nos. 18 and 33 respectively. The Badgers will counter with three ranked players of their own in 44th-ranked Moritz Baumann, No. 100 Nolan Polley and 113th-ranked Marek Michalicka. Van Emburgh is confident UW will be able to draw upon their momentum gained from the upset victory over 16th-ranked Illinois.“Hopefully our guys really understand how good they are and that they should be confident heading into these matches,” Van Emburgh said. “But they still need to remember that you have to go out and execute and prove it.”Ohio State head coach Ty Tucker has led the Buckeyes to seven 20-win seasons in his eight years as head coach, including an 11-0 record versus Wisconsin.“From here on out, every match is going to be tough,” Van Emburgh said. “The matches that are left are conference matches, so they’re all going to be tough. We’re playing [Indiana and Ohio State] away, so it will be a challenge.”With a 4-1 start in Big Ten action, the Badgers have put themselves in good position to finish very near the top of the conference. Still, Van Emburgh knows his team will have to fight hard to finish the way it wants to.“I think Ohio State and Indiana are great teams,” Van Emburgh said. “Our conference is getting stronger and stronger. You really have to be prepared to play every match.”last_img read more

DPS systems engineer remembered for determination

first_imgMore than 100 people attended a service in memory of David Beeler, a Dept. of Public Safety security system engineer, at the Davidson Conference Center last Tuesday.Safety · David Beeler is survived by his mother, wife and siblings. – Courtesy of Dept. Public SafetyBeeler, who designed and installed security infrastructure for more than 10 years with the DPS, died Aug. 3. He was 42.The cause was medical issues, DPS Chief Carey Drayton said.Beeler, who grew up a die-hard Trojan, was remembered for taking security breaches personally and quickly working to devise solutions.“I will severely miss that,” Drayton said. “He always felt like faculty, staff and students were his primary focus.”Many of Beeler’s colleagues at the university considered him family.“Dave will always be part of the Trojan Family, but more importantly mine,” said DPS Director Carol Hayes, who was Beeler’s immediate supervisor.Richard Tsung, senior computer consultant specialist, knew Beeler for seven years and remembers him as upbeat and thoughtful.“He always seemed to genuinely care about what another person was doing,” Tsung said.His mother, stepfather, wife and siblings all attended the memorial service. A service was also organized the Saturday prior at Calvary Chapel Beachside in Huntington Beach, Calif. where Beeler lived.Before joining DPS, Beeler worked for Advanced Alarms, Inc. and served in the U.S. Army.last_img read more