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

Five-year jail term for leading opposition blogger

first_img Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff January 22, 2021 Find out more News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders condemns the five-year prison sentence that the well-known young opposition blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah received from a Cairo court today and calls for the release of all news and information providers held by the Egyptian authorities.A figurehead of the 2011 revolution that topped President Hosni Mubarak, Abdel-Fattah was convicted of organizing an illegal demonstration in November 2013 and attacking a police officer. Today’s verdict and sentence were issued at the end of retrial because the original trial, at which he was given a 15-year sentence, was held in absentia.“We condemn this disproportionate sentence, which just underscores the increasingly authoritarian nature of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government,” Reporters Without Borders deputy programme director Virginie Dangles said. “Egyptian journalists and bloggers have repeatedly fallen victim to the crackdown pursued by the new regime since 2013 in the name of combatting terrorism.”Twenty-one of Abdel-Fattah’s fellow defendants received sentences ranging from three to five years in prison, while two others were sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison. The court also ordered all of them to pay a fine of 100,000 Egyptian pounds (11,570 euros).Relatives of several defendants shouted “Down with military rule” after the court announced the verdicts.Ever since Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s removal in July 2013, the new authorities have cracked down relentlessly on all forms of opposition. In 2014 alone, at least 30 journalists were arbitrarily arrested on charges of organizing or participating in demonstrations or supporting a terrorist organization.Egypt is ranked 158th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.(Logo Photo: AFP) EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Egypt February 23, 2015 – Updated on March 28, 2017 Five-year jail term for leading opposition blogger Organisation February 1, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News February 6, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News to go further News Help by sharing this information Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison RSF_en last_img read more

The State of Remodels

first_img Previous: Why Senior Homeowners Stand to Gain Next: From the Investors’ Perspective  Print This Post BuildFax Fannie Mae Maintenance remodeling 2018-12-18 Seth Welborn Related Articles The State of Remodels Subscribe Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The State of Remodels About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img December 18, 2018 1,123 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Servicing Share Save Tagged with: BuildFax Fannie Mae Maintenance remodeling Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Single-family housing authorizations, maintenance, and remodeling have all decreased year over year according to the November 2018 BuildFax Housing Report. BuildFax states that this is the first time since 2011 to see a decrease in all three categories, and notes that it could point to a potential market slowdown.Single-family authorizations decreased by 0.86 percent year over year, while maintenance volume decreased by 5.85 percent and remodel volume decreased by 12 percent year over year.“More so now than in years prior, the compounding effects of natural disasters, scarcity in the construction labor market and recent tariffs have impacted housing growth – not to mention systemic factors, like rising mortgage rates, that influence consumer behavior,” said BuildFax COO Jonathan Kanarek. “While it’s natural to see some leveling off after steep growth, the next few months will be telling; whether a downturn is on the horizon or the market is simply softening is yet to be seen.”In commercial construction, the BuildFax report found that construction has decreased along the same lines as residential. Despite the decrease, the report notes that commercial construction spending has been on a steady increase over the past five years, though disproportionate increases between construction cost and volume point out a labor shortage.According to Fannie Mae, the labor market is projected to be one of the highlights of the economic growth and with inflation around Fed’s 2 percent target, and Fannie Mae predicts that Fed will hike rates once more in December and two more times in 2019, despite rising market expectations of fewer hikes amid stock market volatility.Consumer spending is likely to be the largest positive contributor that will drive growth and consumer confidence. Business fixed income, on the other hand, is expected to slow considerably by the third quarter and may also remain constrained due to higher tariffs, trade uncertainty, and rising interest rates and input costs.The existing trade tensions between the U.S. and China and stock market volatility is among the most notable risks to the forecast, Fannie Mae stated. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Trump had delivered on his promises

first_imgWhat a wonderful and encouraging report President Trump gave us in his State of the Union Address. It’s true what he said, that there are more factories and businesses coming in, bringing jobs and financial security to families, decreasing the unemployment rate and creating stability in our communities. Part of this is because he is cutting back on regulations and the time it takes for approvals for businesses to be established. Bravo for him. And part of it is because he’s becoming more stringent in his immigration policies, thereby leaving more job openings for American citizens, which I also applaud.I’m the daughter of an immigrant, a man who worked two jobs as I was growing up in order to provide for his family and to pay for a home to live in. But not all newcomers are here for good purposes, as Trump pointed out.  With the lottery system, those who would do harm to us and our land can simply wait until one of their numbers is drawn and then bring in numerous others with criminal intent or terroristic plans, which they have done. Who wants that? Nonetheless, I saw that many members of Congress were scornful, unappreciative and stone-faced at accomplishment after accomplishment. Is that putting country first, or is it pure jealousy and politics? Even when our president pointed out that “America has dreamers, too,” some supposed representatives were rude and indifferent. They came across as stubborn toddlers throwing a temper tantrum. And when they stormed out without respecting their colleagues or their president, they came across a sore losers, which I believe they will be in the next election.Theresa PettograssoPattersonvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationLocal movie theater operators react to green lightEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure at Schenectady restaurant, Rotterdam bar Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Five Quinn’s thoughts and poll below…

first_imgQuinn McCueSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Five Quinn’s thoughts for January 5, 2014. If you have five thoughts, send them our way and we’ll have them published – provided they aren’t character assassinations….Quinn’s thoughts: 1. I was thinking there’s not really a way to describe cold or hot it’s kind of a base to describe other things.2. Sorry I didn’t Post 25 thoughts the Quinn-mas but, I got really cool have for Christmas. So yay!3. I really like hot cocoa but I like it with milk because water is just too hot for me. But vote and post in the comments below if you like milk or water in your hot cocoa and if you don’t like hot cocoa. What’s your favorite drink then? Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Concerned · 344 weeks ago I am in my 70’s and I don’t like coffee either. I prefer milk for my breakfast. Report Reply 0 replies · active 344 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments  Loading …4. I’m cleaning the pigsty I call my room and I noticed there’s a lot of dust and I’ve become addicted to dusting. Is that normal?5. I don’t like the taste of coffee. I think it is just too dark and it’s really too hot for me. Then again I really don’t need coffee. I’m already hyper as it is.center_img Quinn wants to know. What do you put in your cocoa? Milk Water I hate hot cocoa. View Resultslast_img read more

Small Plane Makes Hard Landing at Lantana Airport; No Injuries

first_imgA small plane made a hard landing at Lantana Airport on Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.According to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, crews responded to the airport on Lantana Road around 3:45 p.m.A Cessna made a hard landing and was at the end of the runway.Officials add that the two people on board the aircraft were not hurt.The plane had a small fuel leak, which firefighters were able to quickly distinguish.The cause of the incident is under investigation.last_img

New One-Stop Center Opens for Domestic, Sexual Abuse Victims

first_imgBy Jay Cook | FREEHOLD – A one-stop shop to aid domestic violence and sexual abuse victims has opened its doors in Monmouth County and is ready to start changing lives.180 Turning Lives Around, a nonprofit organization working to halt different types of abuse affecting county residents, will operate a new Family Justice Center out of the county courthouse, located at 71 Monument St.Before the Family Justice Center, victims in the darkest times of their lives were tasked with navigating the choppy waters of the criminal justice system to seek help, said Anna Diaz-White, 180’s executive director. Now, everything they need is in one place.“I think it’s going to be a game changer in the way that victims can access services,” she said.An intake center at the courthouse’s lower level will be the first step, where 180’s staff can ask questions and guide victims in the right direction.The Family Justice Center is located at 40 Monument St., connected to the courthouse’s parking lot. Different services will be available, Diaz-White said. A lawyer from South Jersey Legal Services is on standby, available to provide legal guidance. Detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office will be on-call from the Freehold office to assist in pressing charges and filing police reports.The building also provides shelter for victims with children who may fear returning home. Access to local food pantries, counselors and job assessment and training are other services now readily available. The two-story-home-converted center will have no public access and will only be open to people who pass courthouse security.In Monmouth County, the numbers of abuse victims are significant, said Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. There were nearly 4,000 calls or reported incidents of domestic violence last year, and family courts in Freehold also heard requests for 1,600 restraining orders from domestic violence victims, he said. Those numbers put Monmouth County sixth-highest in New Jersey.Diaz-White said her organization receives about 5,000 calls a year and not every incident they hear is reported to police. She said the main demographic for sexual and domestic violence victims is 20- to 40-year-old women. Diaz-White estimated 85 percent of victims in Monmouth County are women.“We hope that it will stop the traumatization from here on out,” Gramiccioni said. “When somebody comes here, they get direction, they get assistance, they get what they’re entitled to.”Monmouth County’s Family Justice Center is the fourth such center in New Jersey; others are located in Essex, Morris and Union counties. Diaz-White toured the state with Gramiccioni and elected officials over the past year to find the best solution for Monmouth County.State Sen. Jennifer Beck (R-11), who volunteered as a rape crisis advocate years ago, said the center is a necessity.“They’re already stressed, they’re already emotionally fragile,” she said of victims. “They don’t need five locations to sort out life and get things moving.”The building was provided by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders at no cost, said Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry. It was previously used as the county’s Weights and Measures offices.“This Family Justice Center will provide both comfort and justice to these victims and their families by offering so many services in one place,” Burry said.Plans for the center began when 180 was awarded a $145,000 grant last year by Impact 100 Jersey Coast which will contribute to staffing and overhead costs. Grant money was provided by 145 women who each pledged $1,000 for a greater cause.The new Family Justice Center is another piece of the large footprint 180 has established in Monmouth County. Main administrative offices are located in Hazlet and a secondary location, the Shore Regional Outreach Office, is based in Neptune.180 also operates a 45-bed safe house and a 10-family transitional housing center in the county, both in different, undisclosed locations. The nonprofit also partners with Amanda’s Easel, a creative arts therapy program in Middletown.As Hollywood executives, journalists and other prominent people are being called out for their alleged prior sexual assaults, Diaz-White said it spotlights the importance of the Family Justice Center.“Of course these make headlines,” Diaz-White said, “but for every one of those, there are thousands of women, men and children suffering in silence trying to navigate their and their children’s way out of seemingly impossible situations.”This article was first published in the Nov. 2-9, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more