TGS finalizes Russian Sea of Okhotsk 2D survey reprocessing

first_imgThis reprocessing project is the second phase of a mission to provide greater offshore coverage of the region, following TGS’ original 2D Phase 1 Clari-Fi broadband reprocessing of 18,970 square kilometres in 2019. TGS has completed the reprocessing of a 21,631 square kilometres 2D seismic survey offshore Sakhalin Island, in the Russian Sea of Okhotsk. The reprocessing has been undertaken with the support of TGS’ Russian partner, DMNG. Following completion of the project, first data has been sent out to pre-funding customers and is now available to all industry customers. “Offshore Russia has long been an important region for TGS and the completion of the second phase of processing in the Sea of Okhotsk further strengthens our library of data here. There have been a number of significant discoveries of both oil and gas in recent years and our seismic data will be a core tool for explorers as they seek to further develop offshore hydrocarbon resources in the area in the years to come.” Kristian Johansen, CEO at TGS.last_img read more

China bans smoking in public places in Beijing

first_imgAnyone breaking the regulations three times will be shamed on government websites. Beijing will ban smoking in restaurants, offices and on public transport from Monday.This tough new law has been celebrated by anti-tobacco advocates however many say its a challenge on how the law will be enforced.Health activists have pushed for years for stronger restrictions on smoking in China, the world’s largest tobacco consumer, which is considering further anti-smoking curbs nationwide.Under the rules, anyone in China’s capital who violates the bans, which include smoking near schools and hospitals, must pay 200 yuan ($32.25). The current fine, seldom enforced, is just 10 yuan ($1.60).A branch was found to have failed to publicise the hotline to report offenders and cigarette butts were found in the restaurant’s toilet, the report said.Lighting up in open areas near schools and hospitals is also banned.Anyone breaking the regulations three times will be named and shamed on city government websites.Restaurants could be fined up to 10,000 yuan for failing to stop people smoking indoors.The moves have been welcomed by anti-tobacco advocates, but some members of the public doubt whether the new rules will be enforced effectively.Users of social media websites said they saw people smoking in office buildings and in railway stations without being stopped on Monday morning.China has over 300 million smokers and over a million Chinese people die from smoking-related illnesses every year.Smoking bans already existed in China, but have largely failed to crack down on the habit.last_img read more

Dominica to host 1st Caribbean Aviation Meetup Conference

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet BusinessLifestyleLocalNewsRegionalTravel Dominica to host 1st Caribbean Aviation Meetup Conference by: – May 25, 2016 Share 365 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share (Photo credit: kvaviation.com)(Roseau, Dominica) The government of the Commonwealth of Dominica through the Ministry of Tourism and Urban Renewal and Discover Dominica Authority will host the first CARIBBEAN AVIATION MEETUP Conference in Dominica from June 14 – 16, 2016. The CARIBBEAN AVIATION MEETUP is made up of well thought out program sessions and affords generous opportunities for dialogue among professionals. Most of the conference program will be discussions on changes for improved airlift in the Caribbean and its impact on tourism and the economy. It will also provide impetus for new business developments and industry investments. The three day program includes a wide range of topics such as regional airlines, route development, airport development, airlift impact on tourism and the economy, investment considerations, trends in regional travel and tourism, innovation of product, service and infrastructure. From plenary session on the morning of the opening day, the program will have 2 simultaneous break-out sessions ensuring that there is always a session to attend for anyone’s particular area of interest. The invited presenters have a wealth of knowledge on their areas of expertise and participants are encouraged to share perspectives, ideas, concerns, and successful strategies. The detailed conference program and agenda can be found at www.caribavia.com/program.htm.Registration is now open online at www.caribavia.com for regional and international participants. Interested participants residing in Dominica should contact Discover Dominica Authority at tourism@dominica.dm for registration information. Sharelast_img read more

Geraghty admits tough McManus call

first_img “I have a great connection there and it definitely wasn’t easy to walk away from that. “I’d hope to ride a good few for Nicky when I’m not required for JP when I’m in England. I’d hope to keep the connection going even when I’m riding JP’s horses for Nicky. “JP has a great team of horses, likewise Nicky had too. I suppose it was a win-win situation, but lifestyle is definitely the strongest factor in it. “I have a young family and had a little boy just a few weeks ago. It’s a busy house and to be away as much as I’ve been away over the last seven years, it definitely takes its toll. It’s good to have a better balance. “I’ve discussed it with AP and I’ve discussed it with Nicky. I’m more than happy with it and I’m looking forward to it. “We’re all in it for the big days. It’s nice to be riding winners any day of the week, but the big days really do count for an awful lot. “The Irish Grand National was a great thrill and riding two winners at Cheltenham on Jezki and More Of That – that season was brilliant, so I’ve been very fortunate to have ridden some great winners for JP over the years. “I had my second Festival winner on Youlneverwalkalone in 2003. I’ve been lucky to ride some nice horses for him over the years.” Geraghty named some of the key horses he is excited at teaming up with in his first season wearing the famous gold and green silks. “It will be interesting to see how My Tent Or Yours is after having missed a season. He was only touched off by Jezki in the Champion Hurdle, so if gets back to that he should be a big player,” he said. “Shutthefrontdoor won the Irish Grand National and ran well in the English Grand National. He’s a horse for the future. “Kitten Rock was impressive during the season and he should make a nice chaser. There is plenty of quality there and a lot to look forward to.” Geraghty has been sidelined with a broken shinbone since March but is now riding out again and is looking to be back in action early next month. “I’ve been off for three months with a fractured shinbone. That’s been a little bit slow and a lot slower than I thought,” he said. “I rode out yesterday morning and I was in with Gordon Elliott. I rode out three lots today. It’s getting there and I’d hope to be back early in July.” McCoy believes Geraghty is the right choice. “You want to give yourselves the best possible chance of winning and having someone like Barry on your side gives you that,” McCoy told The Times. “His record speaks for itself and you don’t ride the big winners he’s had without being top drawer in every department. “He’s got lots of experience, is good with people and there is a lot of class about him. “Barry had a very close association with Nicky and I’m sure he would have found it difficult to walk away, but wearing the green and gold colours is the best job in jump racing and one very hard not to be interested in. “There’s nothing else like it.” Barry Geraghty has admitted accepting the role of number one rider for leading owner JP McManus was not an easy decision. Press Association The speculation continued when McCoy finally hung up his saddle in April and ended on Monday with news that Geraghty had accepted the role. Geraghty has been riding principally for Seven Barrows trainer Nicky Henderson since 2008 and the pair have won most of the biggest races on the calendar together, including the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Bobs Worth and the Queen Mother Champion Chase with Sprinter Sacre, both in 2013. However, his new appointment means he will not have to commute from Ireland as often as in the past. “It’s a great job to get. I suppose discussions probably started since Punchestown. I met up with JP last week and we discussed it. It fits in really well,” Geraghty told At The Races. “Obviously I’ve done seven years riding for Nicky and it’s been brilliant. We’ve had some great success, but there’s a lot of travel involved and a lot of time away. “I have a young family here and I think it might be a better balance going forward, maybe doing two or three days in England and have more time at home. It works well on a personal level. “It definitely suits well but it wasn’t a decision I could take lightly. “I’ve had a great time riding as first jockey for Nicky. We’ve had great success and a brilliant bunch of owners, who I would be very friendly with and going forward I would consider as friends. Speaking for the first time since the news of his appointment broke, the 35-year-old revealed the job offered a better balance from a personal point of view as he has a wife and young family. As soon as Tony McCoy announced his intention to retire in February, Geraghty was favourite with the bookmakers to fill the massive void. last_img read more

Ireland defeated by Hong Kong

first_imgIreland’s hopes of automatic qualification for the next year’s Twenty20 World Cup were dealt a major blow when they lost by five runs to Hong Kong. Porterfield had earlier won toss and put Hong Kong in and his decision looked to have been justified when his bowlers restricted the batting side to 129 for eight from their 20 overs. The most notable contributions came from Nizakat Khan, who scored 25 off 21 balls, and top scorer Mark Chapman, who took 30 from the 24 balls he faced as Kevin O’Brien claimed three for 32 with support from Mooney and George Dockrell with two apiece. Having seen their run of 21 consecutive victories in the tournament ended by Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, Will Porterfield’s side fell six short of their 130-run target in Malahide despite taking 17 from the final over as John Mooney launched a late, desperate assault. Ireland looked to be in with a chance when they headed into the final four overs at 93 for four needing 37 more, but the loss of Porterfield for 28 and Stuart Thompson to successive balls, with Stuart Poynter dismissed for seven three balls later, proved fatal as they finished on 124 for eight. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Former PBG Police Officer Nouman Raja Calls Shooting “Justifiable” in Request for New Trial

first_imgFormer Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja is requesting a new trial in fatal shooting of stranded motorist Corey Jones nearly five years ago.In so doing, he reportedly is planning to use a dozen reasons to justify the need for another chance to prove his innocence in the courtroom.His primary argument is that the killing was “justifiable” in his job as an officer, a claim the jury never considered during last year’s trial, based on a judge’s ruling.Eric Schwartzreich, a criminal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale, says Raja’s two felony convictions and 25-year prison sentence could be overturned because of that issue.“It’s a winner-winner, chicken dinner, it’s their ace in the hole,” adds Schwartzreich.Raja’s appellate lawyer began the process last month by submitting a 75-page request to the 4th District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach. The state Attorney General’s office has several months to respond, although it will likely be another year before a three-judge panel makes a final decision.The 42-year-old Raja is currently being held at a state prison in Ocala, as the first Florida officer in about 30 years to be convicted for an on-duty shooting.Raja and Corey Jones came face to face on the night of Oct. 18, 2015, on a southbound Interstate 95 exit-ramp in Palm Beach Gardens.The 31-year-old Jones was waiting for a tow truck for his disabled SUV, when Raja approached him dressed in plain clothes while working on a car burglary operation at 3:15 a.m.During questioning, Raja said he first thought Jones’ Hyundai Santa Fe was abandoned.Ultimately, the jury rejected Raja’s self-defense claim of being threatened at gunpoint after telling Jones he was an officer. He told investigators that he left his badge and police vest in his unmarked van.PBGPD ID officer who shot, killed Corey Jones as Norman Raja; was on duty, in plain clothes, unmarked police vehicle https://t.co/cNBnoBvOhk— WPTV (@WPTV) October 19, 2015 Prosecutors used Jones’ recorded call for roadside assistance to show that Raja acted aggressively by walking toward Jones with a gun while using profanities.Jones, who worked as a Delray Beach city housing inspector, was hit by bullets in each arm, and by a fatal shot that tore through his heart and both lungs. His licensed .380-caliber handgun gun, which prosecutors said he had only for protection, was found 41 yards from his body, and was never fired.Raja was found guilty on two charges. One of the convictions is for manslaughter by culpable negligence, while the other is for attempted first-degree murder, for bullets that missed hitting Jones.Attorney Steven Malone, who is handling the appeal, feels that the appeals court should throw out at least one of the convictions.“Dividing the homicide into two charges, resulting in two convictions and sentences for the same conduct violates” the law, Malone writes.The main claim in Raja’s appeal is a challenge to a ruling by Judge Marx, which had prevented the jury from considering whether the situation was “justifiable use of force by a law enforcement officer” under state law.Prosecutors say the officer was not trying to make an arrest, and therefore should not be protected by that law.They write, “no facts were presented whatsoever which would create a jury question on the issue of whether the defendant was making an arrest at the time he shot and killed Mr. Jones.”“He made a decision to shoot first and ask questions later … disgracing the badge that men and women wear,” the prosecutor added, blasting Raja as a “reckless killer.”John Kazanjian, president of the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association, says the union remains 100 percent behind Raja and will continue to pay his legal expenses.last_img read more

Cricket News One has to be a match-winner for the country: Lasith Malinga after ODI retirement

first_img New Delhi: The first ODI between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at the R Premadasa stadium on Friday after the end of their poor ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaigns had a huge significance for the hosts. Lasith Malinga, the bowling spearhead who made a name for himself with his slinging action, brilliant death overs bowling and ability to take hat-tricks at will, was playing his last ODI. Sri Lanka was boosted by a brilliant 111 from Kusal Perera as they reached 314/8. In response, the Sri Lankan crowds witnessed a Malinga special as he sent back Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar. With Bangladesh reeling, the stage was set for Malinga to bow out with the ultimate farewell. Bowling his final over, Malinga got the wicket of Mustafizur Rahman with a full ball for 18 as Bangladesh lost by 91 runs. Malinga ended with figures of 9.4-2-38-3 and ended with 338 wickets, the ninth-best among bowlers in ODIs going past Anil Kumble’s mark. Speaking after the end of the match, Malinga said it was the right time to retire from ODIs and urged future players to be match-winners for the country. “I have been playing for the last 15 years for Sri Lanka and this is the right time to move on. My time is over and I have to go. Winning is very important for me; We are a young team. I tried my best throughout my career. Some of the young bowlers in the country have a good ability, so they need to try and produce match-winning spells. You have to be a match-winner for your team, that’s my advice,” Malinga said.Also Read | Lasith Malinga asks BIG question to himself ahead of World Cup 2019Before Malinga came on to bowl, he was given a guard of honour by both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh players and he bid an emotional goodbye to all the fans at the Premadasa. In the post-match press conference, Malinga revealed his mode of operation that had yielded him so much success in the last 15 years. ” I only targeted to ball in fuller length. That delivery gives you 3 options to get a batsman out. Either bowled, lbw or snick. Short or back of length delivery only gives an edge. Why should I try otherwise when I can get success in one delivery?,” Malinga said.Also Read | Lasith Malinga aces the art of redemption after Mumbai Indians’ one-run win in IPL 2019 finalMalinga has left a big impression in world cricket during his 15 years. His ability to nail the yorkers at will set the template for death-overs bowling. His slingy action made him unique. He created history by becoming the first bowler to take four wickets in four balls during the World Cup encounter against South Africa in Guyana during the 2007 World Cup edition. Malinga has also taken three hat-tricks in ODIs which is the most by any bowler. In the Indian Premier League, Malinga is the leading wicket-taker and played a major part in Mumbai Indians’ four IPL title triumphs, including the last one against Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad which they won by one run when he trapped Shardul Thakur LBW with two runs needed off the last ball. Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket-taker in ODIs for Sri Lanka.Malinga has the ninth-highest wickets in ODIs with 338 wickets.Malinga is the only bowler to take four wickets in four balls. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Landry brothers face off

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoCarl and Marcus Landry grew up playing basketball against each other in their Milwaukee backyard, but Wednesday was the first time the Landry brothers actually went head-to-head in an official game, when Marcus and the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers hosted Carl’s Purdue Boilermakers.“We played against each other in the summers in little community games or whatever,” Carl, Purdue’s senior forward, said at Big Ten Media Day. “But in an organized game, this is the first time.“I was very excited — I had it scheduled on my calendar.”Coming into the game, there was plenty of trash talk going back and forth between the two brothers, especially after last year’s matchup was postponed with Marcus declared academically ineligible and Carl taking a medical redshirt due to an injured knee. And although Carl wants to be a supportive big brother, he had simply heard enough of his little brother Marcus’ yapping leading up to Wednesday night’s contest.“Being the younger brother, Marcus likes to talk,” Purdue’s Landry said. “The younger brother always thinks he’s tougher than the older brother, and when I went home this summer for a few days, all I heard from Marcus was, ‘We going to beat y’all, we going to do this, we going to do that.’”While the Landry brothers weren’t primarily guarding each other, Carl did show up his younger sibling by scoring 16 points on 50 percent shooting and grabbing six rebounds. However, it was Marcus who got the last laugh as he chipped in four points and five rebounds to help Wisconsin squeak by Purdue 69-64.“The little time they had on each other, you could tell they were trying to take it at each other,” Wisconsin senior forward Alando Tucker said. “But Marcus definitely has the bragging rights now that we won.”In the second half, Marcus found himself guarding his brother just once after a defensive switch. And Marcus made the most of the lone defensive matchup, swatting his big brother’s potential dunk.But even though neither of the Landry brothers threw down a single dunk in the game, Carl said dunking is at the heart of their rivalry.“We would have dunk contests in our backyard all the time,” Carl said. “Marcus was always the kind of guy who said, ‘Come on, man. Dunk. Show me your dunk.’ And me being the oldest, I was just like, ‘Whatever, get out of here.’“He was always challenging me, and if I ever did compete with him in a real dunk contest, I don’t even know who would win. …If I did win, he would still say he won just because he’s the younger brother.”During their childhood backyard-dunk contests, Carl said he always beat up on Marcus.“Growing up, you always bully your brother,” he said. “You know, dunk on him, punch him in the stomach.”Many fans, players and even coaches looked forward to Wednesday’s Wisconsin-Purdue game just because of the Landry brothers matchup.“I think it’s something that’s unique, anytime you get a chance to go against your brother and compete like this,” Purdue head coach Matt Painter said. “Especially for Carl, coming back to the state of Wisconsin and being able to perform.“It’s got to be a little bit eerie for them, but I think a lot of fans like to see it.”The matchup wasn’t just eerie for Carl and Marcus, however. It was also rather awkward for the approximately 50 Landry friends and family who were in attendance, stuck in the middle of cheering for either Carl’s Boilermakers or Marcus’ Badgers.“It’s crazy because my mom said when she comes to the game, she’s going to wear a Wisconsin hat and a Purdue shirt,” Carl said. “And when Marcus scores, it’s two claps and when I score, it’s two claps. She can’t cheer more for one son than the other.“But it’s really just an honor for both my mother and my father to have two sons playing against each other.”last_img read more

Badgers to take on in-state rival Phoenix

first_imgLuke Goodnetter and the Badgers will try to break an 11-game winless streak as in-state rival UW-Green Bay visits Madison.[/media-credit]The Wisconsin men’s soccer team will take on UW-Green Bay at home Wednesday in a game that head coach John Trask considers the ideal matchup at this point in the season.The 1-9-2 Badgers have not won in 11 games and are coming off a disheartening 3-0 loss to No. 16 Michigan State. Additionally, UW has not achieved its desired results in mid-week, non-conference games this season, defeating just one opponent in nine games.However, Trask says Wednesday’s match will be a great chance for Wisconsin to recover from this drought.“Green Bay is absolutely the perfect team to play because of the type of players that they have,” Trask said. “Not only are they good, they have an All-American frontrunner. They are feisty, they are physical and they come to compete. You have to be ready for that, and that is what we need tomorrow; we need a test.”The Badgers will have to keep a close eye on senior Phoenix midfielder JC Banks, who has already equaled UW’s entire team scoring output this season with eight goals. Banks has also recorded five assists, accounting for 21 total points on the season.“JC is a tremendously talented player,” Trask said. “He’s not just clever and mature in terms of his soccer mind and touch on the ball, he’s a very dynamic athlete. He’s the type of player that can take over a game from beginning to end. Whether he comes out of midfield or up front, he’s going to be an absolute handful for us, and he is for anyone he plays. He’s an exceptional talent in the college game, and he has really matured.”To address Banks’ impressive offensive capabilities, sophomore center defender Kyle McCrudden said physicality would be key. McCrudden said that while he is incredibly fast and athletic, at just 5-foot-8 and 145 pounds, Banks is not very big.McCrudden believes that pushing Banks around a little bit could get him to back off and become less aggressive. Organization on defense in the team’s new 4-4-2 formation will also be critical, according to McCrudden.Freshman defender Luke Goodnetter says facing Banks will be no different form facing Indiana’s Will Bruin, Creighton’s Ethan Finlay or any of the other dynamic offensive threats the team has had to deal with this season. Sticking to the game plan, giving Banks space and learning more about his style of play through game film will all help UW contain the Phoenix midfielder.Goodnetter believes aggressive play and a strong desire to take advantage of scoring opportunities will yield success for the UW attacking unit.“To be honest, I think we just need to be a little more feisty up top,” Goodnetter said. “Really, we just have to start putting our body into [opposing players]. We’ve got to get goals more. We just have to want it more, that’s what is comes down to.”Over the course of the season, Wisconsin has played well at times, but has also fallen victim to mistakes that have prevented the team from achieving the results UW players and coaches know they are capable of.“We’ve had a lot of inconsistent play,” Trask said. “It comes down to a lot of little things that I find when you don’t have a boatload of experience on the field, it’s hard to cover for all these little mistakes that are being made.”Despite the numerous inexperienced players on the field for UW during almost every game, Trask believes the young defense has matured and meshed together sufficiently for the coaches to make a necessary formation change.Instead of the team’s typical 5-4-1 formation, Wisconsin will adopt a more attacking 4-4-2 formation Wednesday in hopes of gaining more scoring opportunities. Trask has yet to determine who will play alongside Chris Prince at forward against Green Bay.Additionally, after giving up five goals in just one game and a half, Trask has decided midway through the MSU game to relinquish senior tri-captain Ryan Vint of his starting goalkeeper role, and will instead start freshman Max Jentsch in goal.“Ryan has been told this was not just giving Jentsch some experience,” Trask said. “At this point, Jentsch is the starting goalkeeper, now he has to earn the right to stay in goal. As I said to Ryan, I hope for Max Jentsch – as I hope for any player when given the opportunity – that they perform heroically and never look back.”“That’s my hope with every player I put on the field game in and game out starting,” Trask continued. “That’s all you can hope for as a coach. You wouldn’t put the player out there if you didn’t think he was the best at the time for the job, and that’s what we think Max is right this second.”last_img read more

Badgers rip Prairie View A&M in season opener

first_imgJosh Gasser scored 21 points against Prairie View in his debut, good for 2nd best in UW history.[/media-credit]Maybe the holiday season isn’t quite here yet, but nevertheless, the No. 24 Wisconsin Badgers (1-0) received an early gift in their season-opening 99-55 trouncing of the Prairie View A&M Panthers (0-2) Sunday evening at the Kohl Center.Senior forward Jon Leuer led all scorers with 24 points and seven rebounds and junior guard Jordan Taylor contributed 20 points and six assists, but arguably the biggest story for Wisconsin was freshman guard Josh Gasser. The 6-foot-3, 185-lb Port Washington, Wis. native scored 21 points, pulled down nine rebounds (six offensive) and contributed three assists in 26 minutes of playing time.Gasser’s 21 points marked the second-highest point total in a Wisconsin freshman debut, and the team’s 99 points were the most since the Badgers scored 105 against Eastern Illinois in 1995.“If I didn’t [like what I saw], they’d be giving me an examination,” UW head coach Bo Ryan said of Gasser. “He took care of the ball; he made great decisions. People remember the points, but he did some other things pretty well.”After breezing through their exhibition schedule, the Badgers were tested early by the Panthers Sunday, as the halftime score was tight, at 41-31. Wisconsin shot only 36.8 percent from the field in the first half, including 23.5 percent from three-point range. Prairie View A&M, meanwhile, came out hot, knocking down 46.2 percent of their first half shots and sinking more than half of their attempts from behind the arc.“We were a little anxious [in the first half],” Ryan said. “It was heads butting and tough, hard, aggressive play; some shots not going down and the other team hitting some shots. We still got that 40 complete minutes, but our shot selection was better in the second half.”Leuer, in particular, came out red-hot, nailing three consecutive treys to give UW a 9-0 lead from the start. The lead extended to 15-6 with 12:50 remaining before PVA&M hit two shots to come within five points. After two Gasser free throws sandwiched between two Taylor field goals, Wisconsin’s lead hit double digits at 21-11 with 7:30 on the clock.“We were just out there trying to get better; that was the main focus tonight,” Leuer said. “I thought we did that, and that’s been our goal from day one, to just keep getting better. We don’t really ever focus on the numbers.”Indeed, the Badgers got better in the second half. Taylor opened the period with a steal and breakaway layup to put the score at 43-31, and six minutes later, Wisconsin had built a 20-point lead, 59-39 at the 13:56 mark. UW’s lead never sank below 20 for the duration of the game, and it was extended to 40 when Brett Valentyn sunk a three-pointer with 3:09 left to make the score 95-55. After a quick 4-0 run, the game ended 99-55.“I think we played with a higher energy level in the second half,” Taylor said. “John and Tim [Jarmusz] in the locker room, they were in there telling us we need to come out with more intensity; we were a little flat in the first half. In the second half, we just came out; we pushed the ball, we played better defense and it translated into [the win].”While Wisconsin’s shot selection improved in the second half, the bench play was arguably the biggest reason the Badgers outscored the Panthers 58-24. Sophomore forward Mike Bruesewitz – after only playing three minutes in the first half and not taking a shot – was perfect from the field in the second half, connecting on all three of his attempts from behind the arc and hitting one other layup to finish with 11 points. Known for his budding red-orange afro, “Brueser” also provided a significant spark off the bench, pulling down six rebounds and dishing out two assists.“Bruesewitz is a kind of guy who can shot-fake, put it on the floor and get to the glass, pull up or hit wide-open threes when open,” Ryan said.Wquinton Smith and Jarmusz also were solid contributors, filling in the starting lineup spots vacated by the graduated backcourt duo of Trevon Hughes and Jason Bohannon. Smith only scored one point but pulled down five offensive rebounds and picked up three assists, while Jarmusz added two rebounds, two assists and two steals. 6-10 redshirt sophomore forward/center Jared Berggren added seven points and displayed his potential as another three-point marksmen, connecting on one of his four shots from behind the arc. Valentyn finished with six points on two three-pointers, as well.“With what we have this year, we’re going to have to do it by committee, there’s no question,” Ryan said. “We’ve had teams like this before. You’ve got to ham and egg it off of each other enough to get by in some of the games we’re going to be in.”last_img read more