No. 23 TCU blitzes Belmont early, 87-76

first_imgMen’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas TCU guard Desmond Bane drives to rim against Belmont. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoThe Horned Frogs continue their three-game homestead at 7 p.m. Saturday against Yale. Garrett Podell printNo. 23 TCU men’s basketball won for the first time as a member of the AP Top 25 this season, utilizing early runs of 11-2 and 20-4 to triumph 87-76 Wednesday at Schollmaier Arena.TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky was the catalyst for the first scoring strike, hitting three three-pointers consecutively in under a minute and finishing with a game-high 22 points, including 17 in the first 20 minutes. The Slovakian hit a career-high five three-pointers on six attempts.“I was just trying to help the team because I was open and they kept going in,” Brodziansky said. “My teammates just tell me a lot to shoot them, and they tell me don’t think about it, just shoot it.”TCU forward JD Miller said Brodziansky’s hot hand usually leads to a desirable outcome for the Horned Frogs.“When Vlad’s hitting three’s like that, we’re going to do good throughout the game,” Miller said. “We have to close-out a little better than we did defensively.”TCU forward JD Miller finishes around the basket against Belmont forward Amanze Egekeze. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoAfter the Bruins clawed back, cutting the Horned Frog lead to five, 19-14, TCU put their foot on the accelerator, ripping off 15 unanswered points from the 10:43 mark to the seven-minute mark. The run gave the Horned Frogs a 20 point lead, 34-14, powered by a Kenrich Williams three-pointer, an Alex Robinson four-point play, a JD Miller lay-in, a Vladimir Brodziansky and-one finish and a Jaylen Fisher and-one lay-in.A significant factor in the sustained offensive success for TCU was its mistake prevention. The Horned Frogs committed just 11 turnovers, its fewest this season.“We got the turnovers back down,” Dixon said. “We really emphasized that the last two days, and guarding the three.” The Horned Frogs moved to 7-0 and extended a winning streak to 12 games dating back to last season when they won five-straight games on the way to the NIT championship. TCU dominated Belmont down low, outscoring the Bruins by eight 46-38 in the paint and out-rebounding them by 14, 37-23.“I thought our offense was good,” Dixon said. “Spreading it around, 20 assists.”Kenrich Williams led TCU with a game-high 10 rebounds to go along with 11 points for his fourth double-double this year and for the 25th time in his career. The Horned Frogs improved to 29-5 when out-rebounding an opponent under Jamie Dixon.“We’ve won the boards every game, and we’re still not satisfied by it,” Dixon said. “You have a guy on the wing [Williams] that gets 11, 10, 14, 17 rebounds a night as a wild card is unique as well as they only having one offensive rebound.”The Bruins, the Ohio Valley Conference preseason favorite, came to Fort Worth boasting wins over Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee and a buzzer-beater defeat against Providence. Belmont also entered Wednesday with one of the nation’s 29 players who are averaging a double-double: forward Dylan Windler (15.7 pig and 11.6 rpg).Belmont made a push before the halftime break, using a balanced attack to outscore the Horned Frogs 13-3 to cut TCU’s lead to 11 at the half, 42-31.The Bruins refused to go away quietly in the second frame, cutting the TCU lead to nine with 9:35 remaining, but every time Belmont seemed to sneak within striking distance, the Horned Frogs created more breathing room. TCU responded to their lead being cut down to single-digits with back-to-back put-backs by forwards Miller and Ahmed Hamdy which pushed its lead back up to 13, 71-58 with 7:51 left to play.However, the last 1:30 of the night provided some discomfort for TCU.Belmont creeped even closer, trailing by just seven after an Amanze Egekeze three-pointer from the left wing. However, Brodziansky answered the long-range bucket with an emphatic two-handed jam that bumped the Horned Frogs lead back up to nine. Then, Belmont guard Kevin McClain drew a fourth foul on Williams and proceeded to hit both his free throws to trim the TCU advantage back to seven.Dixon said the defensive game plan led to a Horned Frog victory but also allowed for the Bruins to hang around until the very end.“We emphasized guarding the three with the way we felt they could be in the game was making three’s,” Dixon said. “We kept them from getting three’s at a high percentage… which is how we had a 21-point lead end up as an 11 point win against a good team.” Kenrich Williams drives to the rim against Belmont. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto Garrett Podell Garrett Podell TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Linkedin + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Garrett Podell Facebook Linkedin Previous articleTCU rings in the holiday season with its annual Christmas Tree LightingNext articleFirst Wine and Wassail Walk to be held in Bluebonnet Circle Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Facebook Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier TAGSAP ranking Twitter Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Garrett Podell Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ ReddItlast_img read more

Horned Frogs sweep Green Bay, advance to NVIC Final Four

first_imgLinkedin Facebook Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto printTCU Volleyball swept the Green Bay Phoenix 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-22) Wednesday evening in the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship, their first ever postseason match hosted at the Rickell inside the University Recreation Center.“Not the cleanest performance, but we stuck with it, which I thought was really great,” Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer said. “At this point in the season, that is what you have to be proud of. Every team that you play at this point of the season is hot, and they played some of the best defense that we have seen this season.”Kramer said that the Phoenix’s ability to dig balls that TCU typically converts on and their ability to keep the ball alive separated them from other competition that TCU has faced all season.The strong defensive presence by Green Bay kept each set tight with each team within striking distance for most of the set. The Frogs had to fight back from deficits in both the first and the second set. The largest deficit the Frogs faced in each set was four points.TCU faced a deficit in the first set, down 16-12, but were able to chip away and complete a 13-6 run to finish the set and comeback to grind out a 25-21 victory.The Horned Frogs were faced with a similar situation in the second set, down four points early to the Phoenix. TCU fought back to take the lead and prevented a Green Bay counter to extend their lead to two sets.TCU junior outside hitter Lexi MacLean lauded cited the team’s ability to stay composed.“Lately we’ve done a really good job of taking it one point at a time and sticking together when we’re down,” MacLean said.She tallied 13 kills, good for a team-high for the third time this season. She also recorded a service ace, a block and nine digs.Lexi MacLean and Ashleigh Martin celebrate a point against the Green Bay Phoenix. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoSetters first-year Tori Dilfer and senior Lamprini Konstantinidou each recorded a team-high 21 assists Wednesday, sharing the ball well and playing a major role in the winning effort.“[Dilfer and Konstantiniduo] are always very huge for us,” Kramer said. “They did a good job of setting the right people at the right time. Our passing wasn’t outstanding tonight, but we still got good looks on the pin.”With the win, the Horned Frogs will host a familiar foe in the NVIC semifinals Thursday at 7:00 p.m, the Texas Tech Red Raiders.“It’s different for us to play in the postseason at home,” Kramer said. “It’s always good to play at home regardless. You don’t have to travel and worry about the little things that occur on the road.” TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vaglio Previous articleTCU student pursues the 2020 ParalympicsNext articleTCU Women falter in second half, fall to Aggies 71-58 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vaglio ReddIt Robbie Vaglio Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Facebook Linkedin Robbie Vaglio ReddIt Twitter TAGSJill Kramerpostseason What to watch during quarantine + posts TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Blogger Lu Van Bay serving four-year sentence

first_img RSF_en VietnamAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Vietnam Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison Organisation Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam September 26, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger Lu Van Bay serving four-year sentence April 7, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific News Receive email alertscenter_img RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang News April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders condemns the continuing detention of Lu Van Bay, a blogger who was sentenced on 22 August to four years in prison and three years of house arrest on a charge of anti-government propaganda under article 88 of the criminal code. He was not allowed access to a lawyer at his trial, which lasted just a few hours.Also known by the pen-names of Tran Bao Viet, Chanh Trung, Hoang Trung Chanh, Hoang Trung Viet and Nguyen Hoang, Bay was arrested on 26 March by police who seized several of his articles and his personal computer. Ten articles calling for multiparty democracy, which he had posted online, were cited by the prosecution during the trial.A former army officer now aged 59, Bay was sentenced to six years in prison in 1977 for “counter-revolutionary activities.” Using various pseudonyms, he had been posting articles online since 2005 explaining the situation in Vietnam to the Vietnamese diaspora. When he was arrested in January 2010, the authorities released him on parole but told him to stop writing. A committed pro-democracy activist, he nonetheless continued to post on websites such as Dan Chim Viet, Doi Thoa and To Quoc.A total of 17 netizens and three journalists are currently detained in Vietnam. Reporters Without Borders calls for the release of all of the country’s prisoners of conscience and urges the international community to react to these abuses.One of those detained is Pham Minh Hoang, a blogger with dual French and Vietnamese nationality who used the pen-name of Phan Kien Quoc. Sentenced to three years in prison and three years of house arrest on 10 August on a charge of trying to overthrow the government, Hoang recently let it be known that he plans to appeal. Reporters Without Borders supports this decision. to go further April 22, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

One magazine closed, two editors of another magazine fired

first_img Receive email alerts Follow the news on China March 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 One magazine closed, two editors of another magazine fired Help by sharing this information RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today deplored the sanctions imposed on two weeklies that tried to break the vice of censorship. One was Ershiyi Shiji Huanqiu Baodao (The 21st Century World Herald), which was temporarily shut down after publishing an interview with a veteran reformist leader. The other was Xinwen Zhoukan (China Newsweek), two editors of which were dismissed at the behest of outgoing Prime Minister Zhu Rongji.”These harsh punishments give rise to concern about the way the country’s new leaders plan to deal with the liberal press,” the organisation said, urging the new government to respect the international convenants signed by China including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, of which article 19 guarantees freedom of expression.The ban on Ershiyi Shiji Huanqiu Baodao was imposed during the week of 10 March by the propaganda department of the southern province of Guangdong, where the weekly is published by the Southern Daily press group of Guangzhou. Expected to last a month, the ban appeared to have been prompted by an article in the 3 March issue by Mao Zedong’s former secretary Li Rui, in which he openly criticised the current communist leaders and called for political reforms.The ban may also have been prompted by a report on the crisis between the United States and North Korea over the latter’s development of nuclear weapons, which contained views that strayed from the official Chinese version. Both articles are still available on the weekly’s website at journalist with Nanfang Zhoumo (another newspaper published by the Southern Daily group) told Reporters Without Borders that the Li Rui article had already appeared in January in the weekly China Chronicle. The news agency Reuters reported that the closure came as no surprise to the weekly’s editors. “We knew our magazine would be closed,” one said.Sale of the 3 March issue of Xinwen Zhoukan was banned because of an article deemed lacking in respect for outgoing Prime Minister Zhu Rongji. The article was also removed from the weekly’s website.  The weekly has since resumed publication but two of its editors were dismissed for allowing the article. It was reported that Zhu personally demanded that the propaganda department impose this sanction on Winwen Zhoukan, a quality magazine published by Zhongguo Xinwen She (China News Service), a news agency that is in part privately owned. News ChinaAsia – Pacific China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures News April 27, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News to go further ChinaAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Organisation News March 12, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Young man arrested over string of weekend crimes in Derry

first_img Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – December 16, 2019 Previous articleLiam Whoriskey sentenced to 15 years for manslaughter of toddlerNext articleDrumbeigh – Inver Road reduction speed restriction imposed News Highland Detectives in Derry have arrested a young man on suspicion of a number of offences including burglary, aggravated vehicle-taking causing damage to the vehicle and assault on police.The arrest follows reports of two burglaries in the Coshquin Road area of Derry at some stage during Saturday night and the early hours of yesterday morning.It was reported early yesterday morning that entry had been forced to two houses in the Coshquin Road area.Money and jewellery were among the items stolen from the two properties.Keys to a car were also taken during the intrusion, and a subsequent attempt was made – on Sunday night – to steal the actual vehicle.In a statement Detective Constable McDonald said that this has been a distressing experience for all of the victims concerned.The 20 year old man remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries.Police are appealing to anyone who may have been in the Coshquin Road area of the city and noticed any suspicious activity, including vehicles, to contact detectives at Strand Road on the non-emergency number 101. Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Young man arrested over string of weekend crimes in Derry Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

What shall I do now? State-dependent variations of life-history traits with aging in Wandering Albatrosses

first_imgAllocation decisions depend on an organism’s condition which can change with age. Two opposite changes in life-history traits are predicted in the presence of senescence: either an increase in breeding performance in late age associated with terminal investment or a decrease due to either life-history trade-offs between current breeding and future survival or decreased efficiency at old age. Age variation in several life-history traits has been detected in a number of species, and demographic performances of individuals in a given year are influenced by their reproductive state the previous year. Few studies have, however, examined state-dependent variation in life-history traits with aging, and they focused mainly on a dichotomy of successful versus failed breeding and non-breeding birds. Using a 50-year dataset on the long-lived quasi-biennial breeding wandering albatross, we investigated variations in life-history traits with aging according to a gradient of states corresponding to potential costs of reproduction the previous year (in ascending order): non-breeding birds staying at sea or present at breeding grounds, breeding birds that failed early, late or were successful. We used multistate models to study survival and decompose reproduction into four components (probabilities of return, breeding, hatching, and fledging), while accounting for imperfect detection. Our results suggest the possible existence of two strategies in the population: strict biennial breeders that exhibited almost no reproductive senescence and quasi-biennial breeders that showed an increased breeding frequency with a strong and moderate senescence on hatching and fledging probabilities, respectively. The patterns observed on survival were contrary to our predictions, suggesting an influence of individual quality rather than trade-offs between reproduction and survival at late ages. This work represents a step further into understanding the evolutionary ecology of senescence and its relationship with costs of reproduction at the population level. It paves the way for individual-based studies that could show the importance of intra-population heterogeneity in those processes.last_img read more

Not-so-secret March Madness star prays for Loyola-Chicago’s opponents too, but ‘perhaps not as hard’

first_img Written by Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. March 20, 2018 /Sports News – National Not-so-secret March Madness star prays for Loyola-Chicago’s opponents too, but ‘perhaps not as hard’ — While March Madness brackets are busting from coast to coast, one college basketball team has a not-so-secret weapon that’s pumping it up with a spiritual boost on the court.Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt (aka Sister Jean), the Loyola-Chicago men’s basketball team chaplain and superfan, said she believes they win because “we have God on our side.”“I say a prayer, but sometimes there’s a little more than talking to God in the prayer,” Sister Jean said today on Good Morning America about her pregame blessing and pep talk.“I do begin with, ‘Good and gracious God, today we hope to win this game, we ask for your courage — we already have the confidence, we’re focused, we know we want to work hard.’ At the end of the game, we want to be sure that when the buzzer goes off that the numbers indicate that we get the big W,” she said.The superfan also confessed, “I pray for the other team, perhaps not as hard. But we have God on our side and these young men have great faith and if you don’t have confidence in faith, then you might as well not be playing.”The team chaplain and former academic adviser has witnessed more than half a century of the team’s basketball history, and this season Sister Jean laces up her custom-made Nikes, huddles with the players and sits courtside to cheer them on.“I’m just having a lot of fun,” Sister Jean said of the team’s recent success and her own rise to social media stardom. “It’s just brought so many happy memories to me.”Sister Jean was the most tweeted about person of the games this past weekend, according to Twitter. Even former president and Chicago favorite Barack Obama mentioned Sister Jean on Twitter.Sister Jean said, “I began to love basketball when I was in high school,” when women’s courts were still divided into three sections instead of the full courts we have today.”Number 11-seeded Loyola-Chicago defeated Miami 62-64 in an upset buzzer-beater, first-round win, then advanced to top Tennessee by 1 point in the second game of the tournament and will now face No. 6-seeded Nevada Thursday night in the Sweet 16. Beau Lundlast_img read more

Newton Fallowell acquires Lovelles

first_imgNewton Fallowell, part of the Belvoir Group, has acquired Lovelle Estate Agency Ltd and Lovelle Bacons LLP. The privately owned, predominantly franchised estate agency business collectively referred to as ‘Lovelles,’ operates in Lincolnshire and the Humber region, adding a further 19 offices to the Newton Fallowell network.Belvoir CEO Dorian Gonsalves said, “We are delighted to confirm the acquisition of Lovelles by Newton Fallowell. It is a third-generation family property business dating back to 1932, and adopted a franchising business model in 2006. In the year to July 2019 Lovelles was the largest agency in its region, delivering 1,425 sales transactions and managing 1,600 properties. Lovelles won the ‘Yorkshire and Humber Agency of the Year’ at the 2019 Negotiator Awards.“The network of 19 branches extends north to Hull, east to Skegness and south to Lincoln. 12 branches are franchised, a further three set to be franchised to the branch manager by April.Lovelles joins the Newton Fallowell Group, with three brands – Newton Fallowell, Goodchilds and Lovelles. 36 staff employed will be transferring to Newton Fallowell.Lovelle Estate Agency Ltd Lovelle Bacons LLP Newton Fallowell network Lovelles Belvoir Group Newton Fallowell Goodchilds Dorian Gonsalves February 28, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Newton Fallowell acquires Lovelles previous nextAgencies & PeopleNewton Fallowell acquires LovellesThe Negotiator28th February 20200365 Viewslast_img read more

Leading estate agency CEO puts positive spin on industry’s woes

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Leading estate agency CEO puts positive spin on industry’s woes previous nextAgencies & PeopleLeading estate agency CEO puts positive spin on industry’s woesMarsh & Parsons’ chief tweets out an amusing fake ad to urge its customers to ‘stay home and stay safe’.Nigel Lewis30th March 202002,097 Views A London estate agency known for its cheeky adverts has put a positive spin on the sector’s woes with a witty tweet.Patrick Littlemore, chief executive of estate agency Marsh & Parsons, tweeted a mock-up advert of a house in Camden Street in Camden Town, with ‘Invaluable’ flashed across the photo in place of a price tag.Its tongue-in-cheek details make a serious point: ‘Your home has never meant so much. And we urge you to stay there (it’s not very often you hear that from an estate agent). Make the most of every square metre. Look at it in new ways. Because it’s never been as important to you, as it is right now. Stay safe. Stay home.’Marsh & Parsons has form on the advertising front. Last month, it was forced to pull a tube advert after an uproar on social media among those who suffer from alopecia.It began trending for all the wrong reasons after alopecia sufferers criticised its creative thrust; the ad showed the back of a man’s head with a visible bald patch in part covered by a comb-over. Written in large text at the top it said: ‘An important central skylight creates a bright and airy living space’.A less controversial but witty ad released soon after the General Election by the estate agency featured a picture of Theresa May with the strapline ‘Semi-detached, awaiting planning permission’.Read more Marsh & Parsons’ adverts.Read the official guidance on staying home. coronavirus Marsh and Parsons Patrick Littlemore twitter March 30, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Hoboken Mayor-Elect Bhalla shares nice photo of competing mayoral campaigns not…

first_img× HOBOKEN — Politics around Hudson County can get heated and dirty. So Hoboken-Elect Ravi Bhalla emailed his supporters a nice photo on Friday, a photo of the last hour of the Tuesday, Nov. 7 mayoral election in Hoboken, when competing campaigns vied at rush hour to convince the last commuters coming back to town to vote for their candidate.In an election marked by hate flyers toward the end (see this weekend’s print edition or go to starting Sunday for investigation updates), good people know how to get along without making personal attackis. The above photo shows these campaigns not beating each other up with their signs or cussing each other out.Bhalla wrote, “After a long election season, I thought it fitting to share with you this picture of competing mayoral campaigns enjoying a moment together. It was was taken with only an hour left before polls closed on Election Day. As told to me, the campaigns were taking shelter from the rain, wind and cold in close quarters just outside the uptown ferry station, as they waited for commuters to emerge so that they could make their final pitch for their candidate of choice. What could have been an awkward or tense circumstance in this case was mostly filled with neighborly kindness, offers of umbrellas, and this smiling picture.”He also congratulated the other five candidates in the mayoral race.Want to see more kindness? In this weekend’s edition of the Hudson Reporter, we’ll be running our annual list of the many places around the county where you can volunteer, donate food, or get a free meal (or turkey) if you’re in need.Happy Thanksgiving!last_img read more