‘Randomness’ played part in Rangers’ draw with Ross County

first_imgWarburton chose to recall his previous experience at Brentford, who use analytics to make decisions, while discussing the County match.He told Rangers TV: “I think randomness is a big part of it, we learnt a lot from our previous owner at Brentford, who was a mathematician, and we learnt a lot from him in terms of how we look at games.“But the randomness of the ball to the far post for Kenny [Miller] to header and then Jon Toral to follow up, it could go in. “Joe Garner’s header popped off the goalkeeper and it could go in. Garner at the far post in the first-half, he is a stud away from scoring, so there are so many random natures. Mark Warburton believes luck deserted Rangers during their draw with Ross County, claiming “randomness” played a big part in dropping two points.Lee Wallace’s goal ensured the Ibrox side claimed a point as the Staggies maintained their unbeaten record against Rangers this season.While the Rangers boss was keen to highlight the numbers of corners won as well as shots on target, he admits supporters were right to be concerned by his team’s lack of cutting edge in front of goal.The result, which came on the back of a 4-1 loss to Hearts at Tynecastle, saw Rangers lose second place in the Premiership table to Aberdeen. “It didn’t go our way. “Was their goal off side? I don’t know, it was tight and we don’t want to complain now. “But these are the random natures that we look at and, over the course of the season, we hope very much they even themselves out.“But forget everything else because, at the end of the day, we have dropped two points at home to Ross County.”last_img read more

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Marshfield football ends season with loss at Fond du Lac

first_imgTigers lose fifth in a row, finish 2-7By Paul LeckerSports ReporterFOND DU LAC — Fond du Lac raced out to a four-touchdown lead by halftime and went on to defeat Marshfield 46-14 in the Valley Football Association South Division season finale for both teams on Friday night at Fruth Field.The win was Fond du Lac’s sixth in a row.Marshfield ends its season with a 2-7 record and a 1-7 mark in the VFA South after losing its fifth consecutive game. This marks the third-straight season the Tigers have failed to qualify for the WIAA playoffs.Fond du Lac improves to 7-2 overall and 6-2 in the conference, finishing in sole possession of second place behind VFA South champion Stevens Point. The Cardinals will move on to the WIAA playoffs next week.Marshfield was limited to 206 yards of total offense, with 137 coming through the air from sophomore quarterback Ryan Krueger.Krueger threw touchdown passes to Andy Goettl and Mason Coffren for the Tigers’ two scores.Both Colton Wasielieski (152) and Keon Jefferson (113) had 100-yard rushing games for the Cardinals. Jefferson scored three touchdowns.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Cardinals 46, Tigers 14Marshfield 0 7 0 7 – 14Fond du Lac 14 20 12 0 – 46Scoring plays and Fond du Lac statistics not provided.Individual StatisticsRushing: M, Braden Bohman 16-51, Ryan Krueger 6-15, Michael Damrau 1-3. F, Colton Wasielieski 12-152, Keon Jefferson 13-113, Mitchell Thuerwachter 3-18, Levi Burns 4-16, Jake Zangl 1-8, Dylan Sieloff 3-5, Mason Pierce 2-0.Passing: M, Krueger 10-21-137-2. F, Jack Cole 7-9-137-0, Jonah Deitte 0-2-0-0.Receiving: M, Andy Goettl 4-46, Nathan McGrath 3-23, Mason Coffren 2-50, Christian Welch 1-18. F, Peyton Nett 2-50, Burns 2-12, Sam Fredrickson 1-36, Henry Lange 1-26, Parker Veness 1-13.Records: Marshfield 2-7, 1-7 Valley Football Association South Division; Fond du Lac 7-2, 6-2 Valley Football Association South Division.last_img read more

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New fund to help young SA innovators

“By creating such opportunities for our countries’ future innovation leaders, the fund would be contributing to a brighter and more sustainable economic future for all South Africans.” SAinfo reporter Up to four people involved in supported projects also have the opportunity to qualify for an annual stipend of up to R60 000 for two years. “Technology innovation is a prerequisite for continued success and sustainable growth and development,” Mkhosi said. 3 September 2012 Young South African entrepreneurs now have access to funding and assistance through the Youth Technology Innovation Fund, which was launched by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) in Pretoria last week. The TIA was formed in 2008 through the merging of seven Science and Technology Department entities tasked with promoting innovation in South Africa. It uses the country’s science and technology base to develop new industries, create jobs and diversify the economy in manufacturing, agriculture, biotechnology, health, mining and energy. “We designed the Youth Technology Innovation Fund to give innovators access to funding, mentorship and business support to enhance their chances of commercial success and increase the contributions they make to technological innovation in the country,” TIA chief executive officer Simphiwe Duma said in a statement. The fund is targeted at people between the ages of 18 and 30 who do not already receive funding from the Technology Innovation Agency. ‘Developing a sustainable pipeline of skills’ Calls for proposals from interested parties were published in December 2011 and to date, 13 projects have been selected to receive support from the fund. TIA announced at the launch that applications for support are still open and proposals would be welcomed, particularly from people in the country’s under-resourced sectors, such as information and communication technology, health, energy and mining. “While funding and support is not exclusively available to projects in these sectors, they are the key focus areas of the Youth Technology Innovation Fund, given the urgent need that exists within them for the development of a sustainable pipeline of skills and talent,” said general manager for special projects at TIA, Margaret Mkhosi. Support includes 160 hours of business coaching and mentoring, South African Bureau of Standards product certification worth up to R100 000, intellectual property protection of up to R150 000, a voucher of up to R250 000 for services at TIA partners, as well as access to business incubation services through TIA partners. read more

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UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: UE ready to shed losing mentality

first_imgHead coach: Francis VicenteLast season: 1-13 (8th)Key holdovers: Shaya Adorador, Roselle Baliton, Judith Abil, Kat AradoKey losses: Angelica Dacaymat, Jasmine AlcaydeADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte MOST READ Aldridge scores 30 as Spurs escape Nuggets Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments LATEST STORIEScenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “When they think that ‘oh we can’t do this, but we’ll do everything be it three or five sets we will do everything to win,’ that will be our mindset.”And with Vicente instilling that fighting spirit and attitude in his team, he wants to finally see the Lady Warriors avoid final place in Season 80.Leading the team toward that goal are open hitter Shaya Adorador, setter Roselle Baliton, and Season 77 Rookie of the Year Kat Arado who all played for Generika-Ayala in the Philipine SuperligaThe rest of the Lady Warriors also managed played in the PSL All-Filipino conference under the Cherrylume franchise.“Our goal is to overcome our reputation that we were in the bottom places last year,” said Vicente. “We should improve by at least two spots, and we should always be aiming to improve.”ADVERTISEMENT University of the East remained at the bottom of the standings in another woeful performance in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Red Warriors did a repeat of their sorry 1-13 finish from Season 78, and after back-to-back years winning just two combined games they are hell-bent on shaking off the reputation as being pushovers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHead coach Francis Vicente said they want to change their mentality that they are already defeated even before playing the game.“We really want to overcome the mentality where they think they’ve already lost the moment they see their opponents,” said Vicente in Filipino. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sottolast_img read more

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