James McPherson was riding his horse on a road near Decatur, Georgia to his old XVII Corps. McPherson had a theory that the Confederates under John Bell Hood were going to attack the Union right flank. He was well on his way when Confederate skirmishers moved to block his path. Continue reading
Hello everyone and welcome to the very first Tech Tip of the Week! Today, I will be going over some useful keyboard shortcuts to know, such as cut and paste, and closing a window.
- CTRL + X “cuts” objects and text.
- CTRL + C copies text and objects.
- CTRL + V pastes text and objects.
- CTRL + Z undoes an action.
- CTRL + Y redoes an action.
- CTRL + R refreshes a webpage.
- CTRL + + makes text larger.
- CTRL + – makes text smaller.
- CTRL + P prints.
- CTRL + D returns to the desktop.
- ALT + TAB switches windows.
- ALT + F4 closes a window.
- WINKEY + TAB switches windows with “Flip 3D” in Windows Vista and 7.
Learn something new every day!
It was a relatively relaxed day at the Olympics, with the USA earning only two medals. Probably the most exciting part of the day was the amazing soccer game in the afternoon between the US and Canada teams.
The US-Canada women’s soccer semifinal was exciting, to say the least. The U. S. team scored when they were down 3-2 and forced overtime, and Alex Morgan from the USA made a header which landed in the goal – and the United States won gold with the game with the score 4-3. They will face Japan in the gold-medal match later on.
Track and Field
Jenn Suhr won the Pole Vault competitons today with her outstanding performance, snatching the third straight gold from Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia.
The other medal for the Americans today was earned by Michael Tinsley in the men’s 400 meter hurdles, where he won silver. The Dominican Republic’s Felix Sanchez won gold.
It wasn’t Gabby Douglas’s best day today, as she finished dead last in today’s uneven bars final. Aliya Mustafina from Russia, her arch-rival, won gold in this event. In the men’s competitions, Brazil won gold in the rings and Korea won gold in the vault.
Team USA Basketball soundly defeated Argentina today 126-97. The US is now facing Australia in the quarter-finals.
Today the US didn’t earn very many medals, but neither did China. China still has an edge on America, with 64-63 medals overall, and 31-29 in gold medals. Russia had a good day today, and they are now third place with 42 Olympic medals.
On Sunday, Usain Bolt would try to defend the coveted title of world’s fastest man. For the last few years, people have doubted Bolt’s performance, as he false started in the World Championships 2011, and placed second on the trials to Johan Blake. Now in the finals of the men’s 100 meters, he defended his gold with world record 9.63. Blake was second with 9.75, Gatlin was 9.79, and Tyson Gay finished with 9.80.
In the men’s tennis final, Andy Murray finally won “The Big One”. He shut out Roger Federer 6-2,6-1,6-4 to win gold in his very own country. The Williams sisters win gold in the women’s doubles.
In gymnastics, super vaulter McKayla Maroney takes silver after having a fall on the second vault. In the men’s floor exercise, China’s Zou Kai takes gold, while Hungary’s Berki Krisztian takes gold on the pommel horse.