Soccer falls in the Big 12 Championship

first_imgTCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Linkedin Twitter TCU falls to West Virginia in the Big 12 Championship game on Sunday night. (Photo courtesy: Kacey Bowen TAGStext only ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kacey Bowen Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedin Support for seniors on Senior Day + posts center_img Facebook Kacey Bowen Kacey Bowen Kacey Bowen TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” ReddIt Kramer claims 100th career win Facebook Twitter printTCU fell to No. 1 West Virginia in a 3-2 overtime decision on Sunday night in the Big 12 Championship game. West Virginia rallied back with three unanswered goals.In the first half of the game, TCU did not waste any time getting things started. Within four minutes, senior forward Michelle Prokof snapped West Virginia’s 11 match shutout streak.The offense wasn’t the only ones putting in work for the Frogs, though. TCU defense put a line up around first-year goalkeeper Katie Lund. Lund forced stops when necessary, but the defense did their job of keeping the Mountaineers away, forcing shots from a distance.In the 40th minute, TCU found themselves an opportunity to score again. Junior forward Allison Ganter broke past her defenders and found the back of the net, giving TCU a 2-0 lead. TCU is the only school to score two goals against the Mountaineers this season.However, West Virginia kept pushing. In the 59th minute, the Mountaineers cut their lead in half, 2-1, on a score from Michaela Abam.West Virginia completed its comeback in the 97th minute. Ashley Lawrence scored off of an assist from Hannah Abraham’s cross for the game-winning goal.Head coach Eric Bell said that he was really proud of his team and he thought they were going to be able to pull through.“They played really hard,” Bell said. “We played the No. 1 team in the country toe-to-toe for 100 minutes. We should be in the tournament.”TCU will learn its NCAA tournament fate Monday afternoon when the field of 64 is announced.Editor’s note: All stats and quotes courtesy Previous articleTCU soccer advances to the Big 12 ChampionshipNext articleTCU volleyball defeats Kansas State; snaps seven-game losing streak Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

Less anti-media violence in 2010 but more obstruction and self-censorship

first_img December 30, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Less anti-media violence in 2010 but more obstruction and self-censorship News Sri LankaAsia – Pacific News Reporters Without Borders condemns the new forms of censorship and obstruction being used by government to prevent diverse and freely-reported media coverage of the situation in Sri Lanka. The fall in the number of physical attacks, threats and cases of imprisonment is to be welcomed, but it is worrying that the authorities are blocking the return of real editorial freedom.At the same time, the flight of at least 55 Sri Lankan journalists, including many press freedom activists, into exile during the past three years has left a void in the country’s media.We hope the authorities will create the conditions for a lasting improvement in press freedom in 2011. This must include solving the murder of The Sunday Leader’s well-known editor, Lasantha Wickrematunge, nearly two years ago (…) and political cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda’s disappearance nearly a year ago (,38113.html).The latest incident was today’s ban on a visit by 10 Sri Lankan and foreign journalists, including the BBC’s correspondent, to a detention camp in Boosa to attend a meeting between prisoners and the government-created Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). The reporters had previously received permission from the LLRC and the Media Centre for National Security.Human rights groups say there have been cases of torture and extrajudicial disappearances in the camp, which houses more than 700 suspected former members of the Tamil Tiger rebels.BBC journalists were already prevented from attended several LLRC interview sessions with the Tamil population in September in Killinochchi, Mullaitivu and elsewhere. The BBC’s journalists were, on the other hand, able to cover the commission’s work in the north of the island in August. At this time, the Tamil daily Thinakural and the Colombo-based English-language Sunday Times published devastating accounts of cases of forced disappearances of Tamils at the end of the civil war.As a general rule, the authorities are providing the media with no precise information about the problem of Tamil Tiger prisoners of war. The figures vary from ministry to ministry. And the press has had no access to some detainee camps. Journalists are afraid to cover the issue of war crimes or their editors do not let them.A Colombo-based media freedom activist said: “Several journalists from English and Sinhalese-language media have been allowed to follow the LLRC’s work, but their reports do not include the most disturbing accounts of the end of the war. They have to censor themselves on the issue of war crimes.”In another example of self-censorship, few Sri Lankan media reported the recent murder in Jaffna of an education official who had criticised the government’s decision to force Tamil children to sing the national anthem in Sinhalese.One of the few newspapers to cover these stories, The Sunday Leader, is being subjected to various forms of harassment. Its editor, Frederica Jansz, is currently being sued by Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, one of the president’s brothers.In 2010, the main telephone operator, Dialog, refused to transmit critical content of the government by SMS. A Colombo-based journalist said this decision forced several news websites to censor themselves in order to continue having their reports relayed by Dialog. The situation was denounced by JNW News, which provides mobile phone operators with news content.Cases of violence have not ended altogether. Reporters for the MTV / Sirasa television station and the Lanka-e-News website were recently attacked by ruling party supporters while at Colombo airport to cover the return of the leader of the far-left NSSP party. And four journalists, including a Daily Mirror photographer, were hit by police while covering a student demonstration in the capital in mid-October. Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge July 29, 2020 Find out more to go further Receive email alerts Sri LankaAsia – Pacific center_img Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists January 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en July 15, 2020 Find out more News Organisation Follow the news on Sri Lanka Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Christian Center’s Girls Ministry

first_img Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Faith & Youth Pasadena Christian Center’s Girls Ministry Published on Thursday, June 21, 2012 | 5:52 pm Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Power Yourself As A WomanHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Pasadena Christian Center’s Girls Ministries is an interactive club for girls 3 years of age all the way to high school. The ministry is staffed by volunteers who are trained to enhace what the Lord is doing in the young girls. They are devoted to reach the world one girl at a time! The girls will spend time learning about the Bible, and playing games, while establishing life-long friendships with other girls in the ministry. They will also learn practical skills such as craft making, cooking, and sewing. Girls may earn badges, pins, and awards by completeing various tasks. Upon completion of the program, girls may graduate from the club.Tere Goblirsch is the Girls Ministries Coordinator. Tere has been leading Girls Ministries since Pasadena Christian Center moved into the theater in 2001. Not only is Tere an awesome coordinator for PCC, but she has also held various positions in the Southern California Girls Ministries Department. For more information on how one can get their child involved in the Girls Ministries please contact Tere.Pasadena Christian Center, 2588 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, (626) 793-3443 or visit Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Dyche: Ings contract talks ongoing

first_img Dyche said: “We have had ongoing communication with him and his agent as we do with every other player – Danny is just one of those we talk to freely. “Danny has assured everybody that he will be here so I don’t need to speak on his behalf. “It is an ongoing situation that we have had many times since I have been here. It is tough in the Premier League but we are making a good fist of it at the moment and if there is interest in your players it usually means there is life in the club. “I only speak to him (Ings) about his performances and how he is doing. The signs are good about him learning and adapting to the top level of football and even more so as a striker who has top international defenders against him. “Every manager wants players who are settled where they are and ours are settled as a group and they want to play well at this level.” Press Association The 22-year-old’s fine form for the Clarets this season has prompted speculation of a move elsewhere with his current deal set to expire at the end of the current campaign. But Ings reportedly stressed his desire to stay at Turf Moor earlier this week and Dyche is also resolute that the England under-21 front man is not for sale. center_img Burnley boss Sean Dyche has revealed the club are involved in “ongoing communication” with striker Danny Ings over a contract extension.last_img read more

Incest on the rise in St Lucia

first_imgOver 80 percent of reports to Human Services are about incest.The head of Saint Lucia’s Department of Social Services, has reported that her department is receiving ‘alarming’ reports of incest and wants the activity to stop.According to the department incest continues to be a ‘real issue’ for the Department of Human Services.“A lot of our reports, over 80 percent of our reports, are that of incestuous relationships. Particularly of sexual relationships between fathers and daughters, siblings and other family members,” Director of Social Services on the island, Elizabeth Lewis, said. A longstanding issueLewis said her department recognizes that incest has been a long standing issue in the society.Several reasons have been offered to explain why incest occurs, but there has never been any research to determine what the issue really is.Lewis said incest is a source of concern for the Department of Human Services.“We are always concerned because we recognize that it is a criminal offence in Saint Lucia,” she told St Lucia Times, adding that the activity has a devastating psychological effect on victims and families.“Persons who have these tendencies need to see a psychologist – they need to see a counsellor to deal with whatever issues that they have,” Lewis said.Lewis said persons who know of cases of incest should report the matter to the authorities.“What we are seeing a lot of times is that victims of incest become perpetrators of it,” she observed. Brother propositioned his two sistersShe spoke against the backdrop of reports in the local media this week that that a local woman and her sister were propositioned by their brother during a WhatsApp conversation.One of the women said the brother even wanted to arrange for her to spend time with him at a guest house where they could have sexual relations.The woman, who said she was angry and disgusted, disclosed that she shared the offensive messages with the rest of her family and told the brother she wanted nothing to do with him anymore.She also said she spoke with the man’s wife out of concern of what he may do to his own children.She said her brother then asserted that she was accusing him in an effort to obtain family property.“He even told someone that he did not know it was me – he thought that it was his wife he was messaging,” she said.last_img read more

Mason City man held on theft, assault charges

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man is facing theft and assault charges after being accused of assaulting a woman and her child and then stealing her vehicle. Law enforcement says 38-year-old Erik Childs assaulted a woman he’d been living with on August 25th, choking her and leaving multiple scratches on her neck. When one of the victim’s children attempted to stop Childs by jumping on his back, Childs allegedly slammed the back of his head into the child’s face, leaving the child with a swollen lump on the right side of the forehead and swelling around the eye. Childs is then accused of taking the woman’s van, saying he was going to destroy it. Childs was recently arrested and charged with second-degree theft, domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury, and assault causing bodily injury. He’s being held on a total of $15,000 bond. Childs is due in court for his preliminary hearing on September 30th.last_img read more

Supreme Court Justices to Attend LCC Prayer Service Today

first_imgJustices of the Supreme Court of Liberia, including Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, will today join members of the Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) for another round of intercessory prayers for Liberia.This Friday’s will mark the LCC’s seventh prayer service since it began praying for the nation in a National Prayer Campaign against Ebola.The one-hour Weekly Prayer Service, which is open to the public and begins at 12 noon, was inaugurated by Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.  VP Boakai launched the Ebola prayer campaign in the Providence Baptist Church Shrine, the nation’s oldest church edifice, where the services have been taking place since September 5.During the launch, the VP said that historically Liberians have sought the intervention of the Almighty when faced with great difficulty.“When all else is failing, the only place to turn to is the Almighty God, who is forever listening to our prayers,” Vice President Boakai declared.Citing Biblical references for the occasion, the VP pointed out that the battle against Ebola is the Lord’s. A call to unceasing prayer is not a call to constant prayers, but to persistent and consistent prayers. “The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much,” he said, quoting the Epistle of James.According to Apostle Dr. J. Adolphus During, chairman of the LCC’s National Prayer Committee, other major stakeholders have followed the Vice President in attending the prayer services.Dr. During disclosed that today, Justices of the Supreme Court have assured him that they would follow suit and attend the service to join in praying for the nation.Chairman During said while the Weekly Prayer Service focuses mainly on prayer against Ebola in the sub region and for peace and stability, “a holistic prayer is often made for Liberia.”According to him, these calamities were befalling the nation because Liberia has sinned against God, naming the sins of neglect, ingratitude and others as some of the sins, Liberians have committed against God. During the civil war, we prayed and God answered us, but as soon as we settled down, we forgot God,” Dr. During charged.Dr. During, who is the founder of the Soul Cleansing Clinic of Jesus Christ, told this newspaper that a few days before the nation observed a three-day fast and prayer, MSF and Samaritan’s Purse had threatened to pull out of Liberia.   But after calling on God to intervene, that decision changed, “ZMAPP came and the tremendous goodwill from the international community, including America, began to pour in.”The Weekly Prayer Service will run for the next three months under the theme ‘A Call to Unceasing Prayers,” taken from the Holy Bible books of I Chronicles 19:13 and I Thessalonians 5:17.According to Liberian history, the Providence Baptist Shrine, which is the small edifice overlooking Broad Street, has been used as a place of intercessory prayer whenever the nation was faced with a national crises.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Insider Trading: Chelsea duo on the verge of exit, Leicester City target Eder and more

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip from the January window.First discussed is the impending exit of Ramires from Chelsea with the Brazilian keen to move to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning for £20m.Joining Ramires on his way out of Stamford Bridge is Loic Remy with it understood that league leaders Leicester City interested in bringing the striker in on loan until the end of the season.Alternatively, the Foxes could turn their attentions to Serie A and Sampdoria striker Eder with the club believed to have tabled an £8m offer for the Brazilian.And Warren also discusses the futures of Graziano Pelle and Bafetimbi Gomis.Here are the latest transfer stories from transfer news: Ramires on verge of £20m move to China Chelsea transfer latest: Christian Atsu to join Malaga on loan Arsenal set to fight off Chelsea and Liverpool to land teen sensation Kylian MbappeLeicester transfer report: Premier League leaders table £8m bid for Serie A hotshot Eder Transfer report: PSG defender Gregory van der Wiel stalls on new deal amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester United Transfer report: Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy keen to join Aston Villa on loan Tottenham transfer news: Paris Saint-Germain rebuff loan bid for young striker Swindon Town keen to wrap up permanent deal for Liverpool goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux Fulham step closer to signing Austria defender Michael Madl as club confirm medicallast_img read more

Dairy aid helps, but not enough

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) needs to better reflect the dairy-farm incomes lost to tariff retaliation when it calculates its next round of trade mitigation payments, the said today.In a letter sent Tuesday to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, National Milk Producers Federation Chairman and dairy farmer Randy Mooney cited four studies illustrating that milk producers have experienced more than $1 billion in lost income since May, when the retaliatory tariffs were first placed on dairy goods in response to U.S. levies on foreign products. In contrast, the first round of USDA trade mitigation payments, announced in August, allocated only $127 million to dairy farmers.“We are ever-grateful for your advocacy on agricultural trade, which is crucial to the economic health of our industry,” wrote Mooney, who operates Mooney Dairy in Rogersville, Missouri, with his wife, Jan. “However, our members are greatly concerned about the level of aid that was provided in the initial effort.”The letter details four analyses, including two independent studies using sophisticated economic modeling, that each show losses to dairy producers far above USDA’s initial payment level.NMPF analyzed the CME dairy futures-based milk prices through the end of 2018, based on the settlement prices in late May, just before retaliatory tariffs were announced, with those same prices after tariffs had been thoroughly incorporated into market expectations.  The expected impact of the retaliation may result in roughly $1.5 billion in lost revenue for producers during the second half of 2018.USDA’s own monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) showed a drop in its forecast milk prices for the full 2018 calendar year of $0.70/cwt., after the imposition of the tariffs. The WASDE estimate amounts to a loss in dairy farm income of $1.5 billion for the year.An Informa Agribusiness Consulting study estimated that the tariffs would lower U.S. dairy farm income by $1.5 billion for the full year 2018.The Center for North American Studies at Texas A&M University, estimated an annual loss of $1.17 billion.“These estimates show that farmer losses from the tariffs will notably exceed $1 billion in 2018,” Mooney wrote. “Significant income losses will continue” if tariffs imposed by Mexico and China — two of the largest dairy export markets for the United States — remain in place.Perdue has said a second trade mitigation payment to producers may be made this year, after additional calculations of farmer losses.“We are eager to work with you on a plan that better reflects the struggles dairy producers across the country have faced due to the tariffs,” Mooney wrote. “Thank you for considering the critical implications of these trade challenges for us as dairy farmers and cooperative owners.”last_img read more

Pandora Partners With…Clear Channel?

first_imgUpdated at 1pm PST with quote from Pandora founder Tim Westergren below. Updated August 4th with comment from Clear Channel PR.Streaming music service Pandora has entered into an ad sales partnership with a subsidiary of media conglomerate Clear Channel, a move that should help ensure the service’s long-term financial viability but will likely lead to more ads in the stream and criticism of the independent company for getting in bed with the widely disliked mega-firm.AdAge provided in-depth coverage of the partnership in a report this morning. A zoom out to look at the criticism that Clear Channel has faced and how this impacts music fans is worthwhile as well.Criticisms of Clear ChannelClear Channels’ alleged monopolistic practices have long been criticized in a variety of related industries, including billboards, concert venues and radio stations. The company’s image as a faceless corporate bureaucracy dangerous to the well being of local communities is well illustrated by anecdotes like the following, from Project Censored‘s most under-discussed stories of 2004 collection:“In January 2002, a train carrying 10,000 gallons of anhydrous ammonia derailed in the town of Minot, causing a spill and a toxic cloud. Authorities attempted to warn the residents of Minot to stay indoors and to avoid the spill. But when the authorities called six of the seven radio stations in Minot to issue the warning, no one answered the phones. As it turned out, Clear Channel owned all six of the stations and none of the station’s personnel were available at the time. “The company’s extensive ownership of radio stations has also raised concerns about censorship. After September 11th, 2001 the company famously circulated a list of songs to all its stations that it said should only be played after great thought, including Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’,” Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and the entire Rage Against the Machine discography.Those are but a few of the many criticisms of Clear Channel. Some users will no doubt be concerned that the same culture will now influence Pandora. That deal will only concern ad sales, the company says, but it’s hard to believe the money connection won’t have at least subtle consequences in other parts of the business.Helping Pandora ThriveStreaming music recommendation service Pandora is wildly popular but has been unsure about its own survival for some time because of the high licensing fees it has been forced by the music industry to pay. Last month the situation appeared to have been resolved, though not without controversy.The new deal with Clear Channel will no doubt make it more likely that Pandora can survive and thrive. It will presumably also mean that there will be more ads in the music stream. The company’s ad-free desktop music player does not appear to be selling well, though appearances could be deceiving. We’ve requested comment from Pandora and will update this post when we hear from them.In the meantime, it’s a situation that many music fans will have complicated feelings about. “It’s a conundrum,” prominent music industry blogger Dave Allen told us by phone this morning. “I’m a big believer in being able to access anything from the cloud, but it still seems early days. Clear Channel, though, that’s a tough one for indie music fans to swallow.”Update: Pandora founder Tim Westergren emailed us the following response:The deal is with [Clear Channel subsidiary] Katz, not Clear Channel. It’s really most akin to an ad network deal (think DoubleClick for audio). It has no bearing on a relationship with Clear Channel (just as using DoubleClick has no implications for a relationship with Google), and will have no impact on our longstanding audio ad strategy – which will continue to be short, tasteful and infrequent. It just allows us to take advantage of an established network of sales folks as we ramp our team to keep up with the growth.We’ll leave it to readers to decide whether they buy that.Update: A PR representative from Clear Channel emailed the following response to this post as well. With regards to the situation in Minot, the public-notification failures connected with the Minot train derailment were a direct result of the local authorities’ failure to install their Emergency Alert System equipment. Instead of using the equipment – which would have allowed authorities to automatically break into the broadcast – as specified by the Emergency Alert System and as successfully done locally by the National Weather service MANY times – the local authorities attempted to use phone lines that were jammed with citizens. That is why the government abandoned the phone-based emergency “broadcast” system seven (7) years before the Minot incident happened. When the truth finally came to light, the local authorities privately apologized to local Clear Channel managers for lying to the media and Congress about the incident — a subsequent Congressional inquiry confirmed that local authorities were at fault that night and that Clear Channel Radio employees went above and beyond their professional responsibilities in responding to this serious situation, during and after the incident occurred.Additionally, Clear Channel does not ban songs – and the company has third-party spins data to prove it. There is no truth to that rumor – there was no list issued by the company after 9/11. An email from a local programmer who had just lost his son was sent to a couple of his colleagues who were programming similar formats describing his personal experience with his overwhelming grief. It was not an official list distributed by the company – in no way, shape or form. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Features#music#news#NYT#web Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…center_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout marshall kirkpatrick 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more