Men’s Basketball makes statement in Los Angeles, dominates USC 96-61

first_imgDespite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. The Horned Frogs dominated USC on both sides Friday night. Photo courtesy: Melissa B. Triebwasser Colin Post ReddIt + posts TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt printThe Horned Frogs dominated USC on both sides Friday night. Photo courtesy: Melissa B. TriebwasserTCU men’s basketball had six players score in double figures as they routed USC at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic in Los Angeles, 96-61.Point guard Alex Robinson, the nation’s assist leader, finished the game with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting and eight assists and earned the Most Outstanding Player award for the game. The senior also eclipsed 1000 points on his career in the game.Guard Alex Robinson Jr. passed the 1000 career points mark in the win against USC. (Photo by Sharon Ellman)While the Trojans held their own for almost fifteen minutes of play, by halftime, it was clear that the Horned Frogs were not looking back.Topped off by a halftime buzzer beater by guard Jaylen Fisher, TCU finished the half on a 16-2 run, giving them a 46-26 lead.Fisher scored all of his 15 points for the game in the first half, tying a career-high with five made three-pointers.Guard Jaylen Fisher tied a career-high with five made threes against the Trojans. (Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto)The junior out of Memphis, Tennessee, was a huge reason why the Horned Frogs shot 50 percent from the field in the contest and made a season-high 12 three-pointers.In the second half, every available TCU player entered the game and the Horned Frogs never led by less than 17 points.Forwards JD Miller and Kouat Noi poured in 14 points each, while guard Desmond Bane finished with 11.Forward JD Miller was one of six Horned Frogs in double figures in the blowout win. (Photo by Sharon Ellman)Center Kevin Samuel went a perfect 5-5 from the field, recording 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.On the defensive side, the Horned Frogs had held the Trojans to just 31.6 percent shooting from the field while also outrebounding them 41-33.The blowout win improves TCU to 7-1 on the season and 36-5 all-time against nonconference opponents in the Jamie Dixon era.After over a week off, TCU will return home on December 16 to play Indiana State. Tipoff in Schollmaier Arena is set for 4 p.m. Facebook Colin Post Facebook Colin Post Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Previous articleTips and tricks on how to manage stress during finalsNext articleDominant defense propels Women’s Basketball to fourth-straight win Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Twitter Colin Post read more

Two Limerick Museums to receive €16,000 funding boost

first_imgSenator Maria ByrneLimerick Museum and The Hunt Museum are to benefit from a funding boost of €16,000, a Fine Gael Senator has confirmed.Senator Maria Byrne said, “My colleague, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, has confirmed additional funding for a number of local and regional museums around the country under the Regional Museum Exhibitions Scheme 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick is to benefit from this funding boost with The Hunt Museum to receive €8,000 for an exhibition commemorating the work of Sir John Lavery and  Walter Fredrick Osbourne and Limerick Museum to receive €8,000 for an exhibition to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Limerick Soviet.“This funding will help to protect and promote our cultural heritage.”Minister Madigan said, “I am very pleased to offer this support to an important part of our culture and heritage. These cultural bodies are often run on relatively modest budgets and to be in a position to offer support is a very positive thing.“These bodies are often central focus points within the community and it is vital that they are supported in their role as guardians and narrators of our cultural heritage.“The funding provided under this scheme over the past few years has allowed these cultural entities to continue to enhance the presentation of their exhibitions which, in turn, improves the cultural offering of the communities they serve.” Print WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement Previous articlePolitical row over crucial Limerick projectsNext articleSpecial invitation to the library for Limerick’s young literary stars Staff Reporter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! center_img Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSFundingheritageLimerick City and Countylocal news Email NewsLocal NewsPoliticsTwo Limerick Museums to receive €16,000 funding boostBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2019 131 Twitterlast_img read more

Clerk slapped with 15 counts of fraud

first_imgA clerk attached to DeSinco Trading Limited was on Friday granted bail in the sum of $330,000 by Magistrate Leron Daly after he was arraigned with 15 counts of fraud.Rawle Peters, 22, of Ardina Street, Georgetown, denied the charges after it was read to him when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The court heard that between February 14 and March 28, 2018, he embezzled a total of $1,046,712 while being employed at the company’s Sheriff Street location.The attorney for the accused made an application for bail to be granted to his client in a reasonable sum but Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail based on the seriousness of the offences.The father of two is expected to return to court on July 13.last_img read more

Derek Carr’s woeful debut raises serious questions for Jon Gruden, the Raiders

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.WATCH: Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on their loss to the Rams.OAKLAND — No, it wasn’t a true West Coast offense. It wasn’t a modern spread scheme either. What Jon Gruden debuted Monday night was something a bit different — a wonderful marriage between the two systems, created over the last nine years in a Tampa strip mall.Let’s call it the Spread Coast offense.And after nine months — or nine years, …last_img read more

Former Giants manager Bruce Bochy finds work with French national team

first_imgBochy, 64, retired at … Bruce Bochy, recently retired as manager of the Giants, has signed on to manage France’s national team as it attempts to qualify for the World Baseball Classic in 2021, according to published reports.Bochy was born in France when his father was based there with the military.“I want to stay involved and give back to baseball what it gave to me,” Bochy said, according to the report.France failed to qualify for the World Baseball Classic in both 2013 and 2017.last_img read more

South Africa tackles racism

first_img4 February 2016“Twenty-two years into democracy, we have to reflect on the path we have travelled so far as a rainbow nation, how far have we gone and what the challenges are,” said Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa at the launch of the inaugural Anti-Racism Week. The week will run from 14 to 21 March 2016. Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa speaks about anti-racism at the Nelson Mandela Foundation on 2 February 2016. (Image: Priya Pitamber)The initiative comes from the newly established Anti-Racism Network South Africa (Arnsa) and is a mechanism to deal with racism in South Africa. Facilitated by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, the network was launched in November last year and is made up of approximately 80 civil society organisations and government institutions. Its aim is to tackle racism at a national level. Its slogan is simple and concise: Racism is wrong.The organisation held a press briefing to mark the launch of Anti-Racism Week at the Mandela Foundation in Houghton, Joburg on 2 February. The day coincided with the 26th anniversary of the announcement of the release of Mandela from prison.There are no more than a dozen organizations with a dedicated unit to tackle racism – @NeeshanB— ARNSA (@AntiRacismNet) February 2, 2016Causes and solutionsSouth Africa should adopt a multi-pronged approach, said the minister, to deal with racism. Mthethwa questioned what people could do if they went beyond their anger. He suggested mobilisation was the answer, and said Arnsa was an exciting initiative. “It’s one that we’ll support.”Nation-building was a project about which Mandela was passionate but we had not completed it, said the chief executive of the Mandela Foundation, Sello Hatang. “Madiba helped us climb only one hill; we had to as a nation deal with our own wounds.” He said racism was entrenched in us from the times of colonialism and slavery.“While responses to racism are often seen as coming from government or corporates, there is a need to develop community responses,” Hatang noted. “One of our main goals is to uproot racism from families.“We also urge organisations to take the lead and introduce [an] Anti-Racism Week in the workplace; whether it’s staff training or a T-shirt campaign.“How wonderful it would be to go into banks or shops around the country and see employees wearing T-shirts that read: ‘Racism is wrong.’”Neeshan Balton of the Kathrada Foundation said eradicating racism was the responsibility of everyone, not only the government.We do not have dedicated material to deal with race/ racism in schools says @NeeshanB #ARNSA #AntiRacismWeek @AntiRacismNet @NelsonMandela— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) February 2, 2016“To tackle it effectively in South Africa requires consistent and sustainable anti-racism organisations and programmes nationally,” he said. “We approach this work with the realisation that it is not short-term work but must span across generations.”What you can do for Anti-Racism WeekArnsa convener Sean Moodley called on different sectors of civil society, such as faith-based organisations, municipalities, sports bodies and schools, to play a big role in the campaign by hosting activities and programmes that spoke of a non-racial South Africa.His first call to action was aimed at faith-based organisations, which, he said, already played a big role in fighting racism. “I strongly believe racism is a spiritual evil.“Over the weekend of Anti-Racism Week, from 18 to 20 March, we urge these organisations within the Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Christian communities, to put a huge effort into making this an Anti-Racism Weekend,” he said. “We believe you already have the infrastructure in place to extend your reach far and wide.”Moodley called on corporate South Africa to take the week seriously and “put their money where their mouth is”.The following activities will take place during Anti-Racism Week:There’ll be an art competition for schools, nationally;Dialogues on anti-racism will take place at places of worship – churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples;Sporting bodies will be asked to dedicate all major sporting events to stand against racism;Arnsa will launch an anti-racism pledge for all South Africans to undertake;The focus for Human Rights Day on 21 March will be on anti-racism;There’ll be a national dialogue on the role white people can play in addressing racism; and,A social and traditional media campaign will focus on “Why racism hurts”.“Madiba would have said our diversity was our strength,” concluded Mthethwa. “The road to social progress is always under construction.”“Our differences are our strength as a species & as a world community” #NelsonMandela #LivingTheLegacy #Diversity— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) February 3, 2016last_img read more

A Look at The Masterclass Sound Editing of “A Quiet Place”

first_img“A Quiet Place” uses sound design and editing as powerful narrative elements. We took a closer look to see how it crafts this unique soundscape.From playing everyone’s favorite buddy in The Office to writing, directing, and starring in the recent hit indie horror film A Quiet Place, John Krasinski has achieved an inspiring career transition. And while the feature is a great example of genre filmmaking and suspenseful acting, it’s also a surprisingly excellent source of sound editing information and inspiration.So, based on the featurette above, let’s look at some masterclass lessons provided by Krasinski and the team behind A Quiet Place.There’s Always Some Sound“There’s always backgrounds on in a movie, always some sort of ambiance. From a room tone to outside to crickets to wind. And there’s two or three times in the movie where we turn it off completely.” —Producer Andrew FormOne of the first things you realize when you remove dialogue from a film is the power of sound and sound effects. There’s always something, as producer Andrew Form explains. However, once it’s highlighted, it becomes even more powerful when you remove what’s left.The Shades of Quiet“People might assume that a film that’s really quiet and has a lot of silence is a lot easier to do for sound designers than a big bombastic wall-to-wall extravaganza. And in fact the opposite is true, it’s just as hard to do a quiet film if not harder. Every little detail becomes a huge thing. —Supervising Sound Editor Erik AadahlThroughout the film (for those who have seen it, or are interested in seeing it), there is a richness to the sounds, and there are different levels of quiet. Krasinski’s sound team was one of the tops in the business, having worked on many of the Transformer movies and other Michael Bay films; however, they had to find new ways to create dynamics in their design.The Importance of Foley“The foley team, Foley One in Toronto, they did a fantastic job because this a really demanding movie to work on. All those little details are exposed. They’re going to hear every single footstep and it’s got to be just right.” Co-Supervising Sound Editor / Sound Designer Brandon JonesTo keep audiences on their toes, the small and detailed sounds become just as important as the visuals. Foley production (which you can read more about here) became a huge element in the final mix as every little nuance was part of the rising stakes and the film’s suspense.All images from A Quiet Place (Paramount Pictures).For more sound design and editing tips and tricks, check out some of these articles.Sound Editing vs. Sound Mixing: What’s the Difference?Improve Your Edits with Better Audio in Premiere ProOver 120 Free Sound Effects for Videos, Apps, Films, and GamesAudio Gear: 10 Super Cheap Accessories for Your Audio Kit5 Quick Tips: Mixing Audio for Film and Video Projectslast_img read more

Thousands of migratory birds die mysteriously in Rajasthan’s Sambhar Lake

first_imgCivic workers prepare to bury birds which were found dead at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Thousands of migratory birds of about ten species were found dead around Sambhar Lake, the country’s largest inland saltwater lake near Jaipur, sending shock waves among locals and authorities.Officials said they suspect water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. Though the official toll was 1,500, locals claimed the number of dead birds could be as high as 5,000.“We have never seen anything like that. Over 5,000 birds died mysteriously all over the place,” 25-year-old Abhinav Vaishnav, a local bird-watcher, told PTI.When Vaishanav went on a stroll along the edge of the lake on Sunday, he took the hundreds of dark lumps strewn across the marshy land for cow dung. But it didn’t take him and his fellow bird watchers Kishan Meena and Pavan Modi to realise the lumps were bodies of hundreds of lifeless migratory birds.Case of bird flu?Carcasses of hundreds of dead birds including plovers, common coot, black winged stilt, northern shovelers, ruddy shelduck, and pied avocet were scattered on the edge of 12-13 km of the catchment area of the lake, leading to a possible number of over 5,000, they said. | Photo Credit: PTI  Forest ranger Rajendra Jakhar said a possible reason could be the hailstorm that hit the area a few days back. Botulism kills migratory birds at Sambhar lakeVolume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard ShortcutsPlay/PauseSPACEIncrease Volume↑Decrease Volume↓Seek Forward→Seek Backward←Captions On/OffcFullscreen/Exit FullscreenfMute/UnmutemSeek %0-9Live00:0001:1401:14   “We estimate about 1,500 birds of about 10 species have died. We are also looking at other possibilities like toxicity of the water, bacterial or viral infection,” he said. A medical team from Jaipur has collected a few carcasses and water samples are being sent to Bhopal for further examination.Ashok Rao, a veterinary doctor and part of the team, said that while the exact reason for the deaths was uncertain, he ruled out the possibility of bird flu.“At initial examination we did not find any sort of secretion from the birds, which is a giveaway in the cases of bird flu,” he said. R G Ujjwal, nodal officer, animal husbandry department, joined Rao and listed possible reasons behind the mysterious calamity. “Their could be some sort of contamination in the water. The increased salinity of the water could also be another reason, as it increases salt concentration in the blood, which can further lead to slow blood flow and the internal organs like the brain may stop working,” Ujjwal said.The lake is also a favourite of flamingos, stilts, stints, garganey, gulls and a number of other species of birds.Lack of a sensible explanationJakhar informed that the lake every year hosts approximately 2-3 lakh birds, which include about 50,000 flamingos and 1,00,000 waders. The strange episode has left villagers and people of the forest department baffled for the lack of a sensible explanation.“I have never seen such a thing in 40 years of my service in the forest department. First I thought it could be because of the hail, but that occurs every year. There is no chemical waste in this water either,” said Ramesh Chandra Daroga, a local working with the forest department.Ashok Sharma, joint director, State Disease Diagnostic Centre, said that once the reason was ascertained further steps will be taken. “We don’t think it is a case of infection, but if it turns out to be the case we will take further steps to make sure it doesn’t spread,” he assured.Meanwhile, the carcasses were collected in a tractor-trolley and buried in a ditch. A total of 669 dead birds were buried while hundreds lay strewn around as the forest staff hesitated to venture into the slippery muddy areas.This is the second such incident in the state within a week. Last Thursday, 37 demoiselle cranes were found dead in Jodhpur’s Khinchan area. Their viscera too have been sent for investigation and reports are awaited. Watch | Botulism kills migratory birds at Sambhar lakelast_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2014: Five key players from Chile

first_imgJuventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez will be crucial for ChileEven with a strong team at this year’s World Cup, Chile will be facing some huge challenges.The Chileans reached the round of 16 at the last World Cup, and world-class players like Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez should make them better this time. But Chile was drawn into a tough Group B with defending champion Spain and 2010 runner-up Netherlands, making advancement more difficult.But, the national team has been in good form recently at the helm of coach Jorge Sampaoli. Chile lost only two of 15 games last year, and drew with Spain and beat England in friendly matches.Here are five players to watch:ARTURO VIDALArturo Vidal has become a mainstay in the lineup of Italian champion Juventus, helping the team win the Serie A title the past two seasons.Vidal has undergone an impressive transformation from being a stopper to making himself into a versatile player who recovers lost balls, sets up assists and often scores goals.ALEXIS SANCHEZThe attacking skills of Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez makes him Chile’s most lethal offensive weapon.”The Wonder Boy” scored eight times with the national squad, including a double against England at Wembley Stadium.Sanchez is also enjoying his best season in the Spanish league since joining Barcelona in 2011.GARY MEDELGary Medel is a fierce defensive midfielder who helps make up for a Chile defense that is seen as its weakest link.advertisementKnown by many as “The Pitbull,” Medel is famous for his tenacious attitude going into every challenge, and formidable skills recovering balls. He is also known for a hot temper, which he will need to control in Brazil.MARCELO DIAZMarcelo Diaz, a midfielder who plays for Swiss club FC Basel, often goes unnoticed. But not to Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli, who considers him one of his most trustworthy players.Known as “The South American Xavi,” Diaz helps organize Chile’s tactical game by using his accurate passes and great ball control.JORGE VALDIVIAJorge Valdivia has overcome discipline issues, which kept him out of the national squad under Sampaoli’s predecessor, to orchestrate Chile’s attack.The midfielder, who plays for Brazilian club Palmeiras, is known for his vision and passing skills.Sampaoli has warned that Valdivia, who is recovering from injuries and struggles to play 90 minutes, needs to be in top physical shape if he wants to play at the World Cup.last_img read more