Men have chance to bounce back in Indiana after fourth-place finish at Griak

first_imgWilson missed Minnesota-Duluth’s Pine Hills Invitational last week to be at his daughter’s wedding.The fourth-ranked Gophers head into the meet with their highest ranking in school history, but Wilson is quick to point out the parity of the nation’s top teams.“There are just no guarantees this year,” he said. “I think you could run the top 15 teams in the country every single weekend and get a different result every weekend. I really believe this.”His assessment will be put to the test as all but two of the top 10 teams will be at Terre Haute, including No. 1 Stanford.Wilson said he believes this year’s event will be more beneficial in giving his runners a chance to see the course they will run on if they make the NCAA Championships come November.Junior Gabriel Anderson, who finished second on the team at the Griak two weeks ago, said this course in particular is good to revisit because of its tricky nature.“It’s tough to gauge where you need to go,” she said. “This is more flat (than Les Bolstad Golf Course), but you can get lost pretty quickly. It’s important to know what you’re getting into.”Minnesota’s top runners have yet to compete in a meet they have not won this year. The Gophers have three first-place finishes when its top seven compete.In order for a trend like that to continue, a little luck might have to be involved this weekend.“We could easily be ranked sixth or eighth right now and others could be ranked fourth,” Wilson said. “There’s a target on everyone’s back this year.” Men have chance to bounce back in Indiana after fourth-place finish at Griak Mark RemmeOctober 12, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe last time the Minnesota men’s cross country team lined up at the starting line, leaves were not so evident on sidewalks and the air was not so crisp.It was the last weekend of September at the Roy Griak Invitational, a meet where the Gophers placed fourth and watched their national ranking drop six spots.Now ranked 24th, Minnesota will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., this weekend for a pre-NCAA meet with the nation’s top runners. Start time is 10:40 a.m. Saturday.The Gophers will meet up with 11 ranked opponents in the meet. Still, coach Steve Plasencia isn’t as much concerned about the teams surrounding his squad.He said he’s more concerned with closing the gaps in his top five runners, a feature that perhaps cost Minnesota a higher finish at the Griak.Roughly 42 seconds elapsed between the Gophers’ fourth-place finisher Matt Barratt and fifth-place Ben Kampf, which put Minnesota in a compromising position points-wise.Plasencia won’t have it any easier this weekend as Barratt will not compete. Plasencia declined to detail the injury but said it was along the lines of upper-leg soreness.“We’re just working to come together here as we get deeper into the season,” Plasencia said. “I’m not one to draw huge assessments until it’s actually played itself out.”Women to Indiana, tooCoach Gary Wilson will be back this weekend as his women’s cross country team also heads to Terre Haute for the pre-NCAA meet.The Gophers will compete at 11:20 a.m. Saturday.last_img read more

Website ranks Farmington 5th safest Michigan city

first_imgA website that provides a database for criminal, court, and other public records has ranked Farmington as Michigan’s 5th safest city.Using a method based on recent FBI crime statistics, backgroundchecks.org ranked 2,929 cities with populations of 10,000 or greater. According to the website:”We then calculated violent crime rates and property crime rates by dividing the crime numbers by the population to get rates per 1,000. We also calculated the ratio of law enforcement workers to per 1,000. These were weighted with -50% for the violent crime rate, -25% for the property crime rate, and +25% for the law enforcement rate.”With just four violent crimes in 2017, Farmington ranked behind Grosse Ile Township, Beverly Hills, Grosse Pointe Park, and Berkley.Farmington Hills made the top 100, ranking 21st. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Putra Mahkota Arab Saudi Sambangi Markas Sir Richard Brenson di California, Ada Apa?

first_imgSumber: newatlas.com Nampaknya konsep Hyperloop semakin matang dan mendekati realisasi di sistem transportasi global. Melalui salah satu perusahaan yang mengembangkan sarana transportasi ini, Virgin Hyperloop One, moda futuristik ini baru saja memamerkan livery terbarunya berkat kerja sama yang mereka jalin dengan Otoritas Arab Saudi. Tak ayal, hadirnya pod bertuliskan Vision 2030 ini menjadi sorotan publik dunia yang menantikan lahirnya sang sarana transportasi baru.Baca Juga: Semakin Dekat Realisasi, Virgin Hyperloop One Mulai Pamerkan Pod FuturistiknyaSebagaimana yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman newatlas.com (5/4/2018), sejumlah pejabat Pemerintah Arab Saudi termasuk Yang Mulia Mohammad bin Salman bin Adbulaziz terpantau mengunjungi tempat uji coba Virgin Galactic yang berada di Gurun Mojave, California beberapa waktu yang lalu. Adapun tujuan kunjungan dari Putra Mahkota Arab Saudi beserta jajarannya ini adalah untuk memenuhi undangan dari CEO Virgin Group, Richard Brenson yang hendak memamerkan prototipe dari moda berbasis levitasi magnetik ini, termasuk melakukan sejumlah pembahasan terkait kelangsungan dari proyek ini.Sumber: newatlas.com “Kami berharap untuk memajukan hubungan antara KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) dan Virgin Hyperloop One. Sementara itu, kami akan memajukan program transportasi inovatif seperti hyperloop,” ungkap Yang Mulia Mohammad bin Salman bin Adbulaziz. “Kami juga akan mengakselerasi visi 2030, yang bertujuan untuk mengubah Kingdom of Saudi Arabia menjadi konsumen dan inovator teknologi,” imbuhnya.Yang Mulia Mohammad bin Salman bin Adbulaziz pun meyakini bahwa Hyperloop merupakan sebuah katalis yang memungkinkan semua teknologi generasi keempat berkembang pesat di Arab Saudi. “Hal tersebut pun dapat mempengaruhi perkembangan ekonomi di kota-kota visioner dan kelompok teknologi kelas atas. Masyarakat yang dinamis pun akan tercipta seiring perubahan tersebut,” ungkap sang Putra Mahkota.Baca Juga: Kendati Futuristik, Tapi Pandangan Ahli Tentang Hyperloop Ternyata Berbeda!Sebagaimana yang diketahui bersama, Virgin Hyperloop One sebelumnya telah menandai jaringan moda futuristik ini yang mencakup sebagaian wilayah Teluk. Hadirnya jaringan ini rencananya akan menghubungkan kota-kota besar yang ada di dalamnya, seperti Kuwait City, Jeddah di Arab Saudi, dan Muscat di Oman.Berdasarkan salah satu sumber dari pihak Virgin Hyperloop One, jaringan transportasi ini akan memotong waktu tempuh dari Riyadh menuju Jeddah, yang semula membutuhkan waktu hingga lebih dari 10 jam, menjadi kira-kira 76 menit saja. Fantastis, bukan?Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAkhirnya! Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Canangkan Uji Coba Skala Penuh19/04/2018In “Darat”Dubai, Amerika Serikat, dan Slowakia Saling Mengantri Realisasi Hyperloop04/07/2017In “Darat”Semakin Dekat Realisasi, Virgin Hyperloop One Mulai Pamerkan Pod Futuristiknya28/02/2018In “Darat”last_img read more