Gophers swim and dive poised for breakout 2020

first_imgWhile Kremer is excited to get the season going, one challenge facing the Gophers’ incoming class — and all returning student-athletes — is access to pools, as facilities are shut down across the nation. “You can’t just go out and go running every day and become a great swimmer or diver, you really have to do the sport. And so I think right now, our student-athletes are finding creative ways to try and simulate it a little bit,” Kremer said. “But at the end of the day, it provides a challenge. I think I probably speak for everybody when I say I just can’t wait to get back to normalcy where we can be on a pool deck again and help our student-athletes improve their craft.”“Visualization is nice, but I could visualize slam-dunking a basketball. I’m still not going to be able to do it,” Kremer added. Despite the challenges brought on by lack of access to facilities, Kremer is excited for his teams to make some noise once they are able to return to the pools. Until then, Kremer and the Gophers are left with the anticipation of the upcoming season. “My expectations are as high as they can be right now. I just can’t wait to get it going and see it through,” Kremer said. Gophers swim and dive poised for breakout 2020The Gophers are poised for one of its best seasons in recent memory, but shut-down swimming facilities present a challenge to training.Ellen SchmidtJunior Erik Hunter competes in the 200 Yard Backstroke race during the Minnesota Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the Jean K Freeman Aquatic Center. Nolan O’HaraMay 18, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintBetween key returners coming back in the fall and the addition of 26 incoming freshmen, the Gophers’ swimming and diving team is poised for a breakout 2020-2021 season. On the women’s side, the Gophers are coming off a sixth place finish in the Big Ten Championships, posting a 5-3 record in meets on the season. The men’s team placed eighth in the Big Ten Championships, after finishing the season with a 2-6 record in meets. Overall, Minnesota had nine student-athletes named CSCAA All-Americans, all of whom qualified for the NCAA Championships. The NCAA Championships were two of the many sporting events canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, with many student-athletes returning off their NCAA bids, others returning from Olympic years and the addition of 26 freshmen, the Gophers are poised for one of their best seasons in recent memory. “I’m beyond excited about it,” head coach Kelly Kremer said. “If we can keep everyone healthy and engaged, we’re going to be really, really good on both sides — as good as we’ve been in a very long time.”The Gophers’ sizable 2020 class is particularly large compared to its typical recruiting classes. The 13 incoming freshmen on both the men’s and women’s teams exceeds the eight on each team Kremer usually brings in. Kremer expects many of the incoming freshmen to make an impact right out of the gate. “Overall, on both sides, I think [they are] probably two of the better classes we’ve ever brought in, and part of that is just the depth,” he said. “There’s so many really elite student-athletes. So that’s really exciting, and the quality of the class too.” last_img read more

Le liti danneggiano i bimbi pure se dormono (Disputes harm children even if they sleep)

first_imgLo dimostra uno studio promosso da Alice Graham, Phil Fisher e Jennifer Pfeifer dell’Università dell’Oregon. La ricerca ha analizzato la funzionalità cerebrale di un gruppo di venti neonati dai sei ai dodici mesi durante il sonno in risposta a diverse stimolazioni vocali: voci molto arrabbiate, leggermente arrabbiate, felici e neutre.Read the whole story: La Stampa More of our Members in the Media > La Stampa: I litigi di mamma e papà danneggiano il benessere dei bambini. Questo si sapeva. Non tutti sanno che danneggiano anche i neonati, e la novità è che danneggiano i neonati anche quando dormono. Si è infatti scoperto che le discussioni in casa tra genitori hanno un effetto sulla funzionalità del cervello del bebé durante il sonno.last_img

HDMA President Announces Retirement Date

first_imgAs a long-term member of MEMA, HDMA, SAE, TMC, ATA, and other organizations, Kraus has been recognized as a leader among his peers in the industry for many years. HDMA and MEMA have benefited greatly from his leadership and guidance. Advertisement Interested parties in the position can contact Cindy Kirker-Berry (MEMA HR Department). For additional information please send your email request to: [email protected] Kraus began his career at MEMA in 2004, as the executive director of HDMA. His engagement with MEMA began in the early 1980s as a member, serving on the board of HDMA from 1992 through 2002 and he completed two successful terms as HDMA board chairman. Kraus actively engaged in many HDMA activities and groups, serving on the event planning committee for HD Dialogue and the annual MATS Breakfast and other HDMA initiatives. For several years, Kraus was heavily involved with other HDMA board members and HD distributors in the initial development of the now highly successful HD Aftermarket Week, which held its first event in 2006. He was also an active member of HDMA’s prestigious HD Business Forum (HDBF) from 1990 through 2004 and served on its board for six years and as chairman of that group in 2000. Today, he serves as HDBF’s executive director.  Advertisement Kraus started his career in the industry as an owner of two service stations in the early 1970s, then as a distributor salesperson for a brake and friction distributor, Auto Machine and Supply. He joined McCord Gaskets in 1976 as a district sales manager and in 1983, joined Phillips and Temro Industries as national sales manager, where he was named director of sales and marketing in 1986 and remained through 1999. He then joined Triseal Corp. as general manager of Product and Distribution, until being recruited to lead HDMA. His deep understanding of the commercial vehicle industry and his leadership ability to motivate and inspire his teams have defined his career.   On a personal note, Tim and his wife, Kathy, live in the Raleigh area and have six children and 3 grandchildren. They are looking forward to a future of spending more time with all of them, as well as exploring several opportunities as an adviser, consultant and board member with industry firms.center_img AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Over the course of his career at MEMA, Kraus took on increasing responsibilities, including being elected as a vice president of HDMA’s parent organization, MEMA, and he was named president and COO of HDMA, in 2008. Over the years of his tenure with MEMA and HDMA, he led the evolution of HDMA in to a highly respected, full-service, supplier-focused association, growing from 40 members to nearly 200 and quintupling annual revenues.   After a caeer of many decades as a leader in the motor vehicle industry and 16 years as president and COO of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Tim Kraus has decided to step down as the business leader of HDMA, the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association’s (MEMA) commercial vehicle division. His departure is slated for the end of February 2021, and an active search is currently underway for his successor.    last_img read more

Ally McCoist: Rangers need two or three years to challenge Celtic

first_imgAlly McCoist believes it will take two or three years before Rangers are ready to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title.The former Rangers striker, who managed the Ibrox side from 2011 until 2014, believes fans will need to be patient as Mark Warburton attempts to close the gap on the Scottish champions.Warburton led the club to promotion last term and head into Saturday’s Old Firm derby at Celtic Park one point behind their rivals having played a game more.Asked how he viewed the team’s progress under his successor, McCoist said: “They have been fine. I was never of the opinion that Rangers were going to come in and set the place on fire and win the league by some considerable distance. “The building process is still quietly in operation. I think it is still going to be two or three years. “What we are seeing from Rangers at this moment is what I expected it to be. “There will be games where things don’t go their way. Obviously the standard of opposition is better than it has been in the last few years so they are finding their feet. “There has been some good performances, one or two average performances but all in all, Rangers are okay at the moment. “I know what Rangers fans and Celtic fans are like. “As fanatical as they are in their support of the team, they are not the most patient and some of them perhaps are not the most realistic. “Rangers and indeed Celtic have improvement in them, particularly Rangers, if they want to challenge for the title and cups on a regular basis and get back on to the European scene.”last_img read more