Frogs break-in new field, dominate Warhawks in home opener

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Previous articleHoroscope: August 19, 2017Next articleHoroscope: August 20, 2017 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Twitter ReddIt A strong offensive presence leads the Horned Frogs past ULM in the season opener in commanding fashion. printThe Frogs rolled past the the University of Louisiana at Monroe Warhawks 5-0 Friday evening in an action-packed season opener.“Our quality was able to show out,” head coach Eric Bell said. “We were able to keep possession of the ball, swing it around, and play fast, so when [ULM] wanted it, they were so deep in their own end that they just resorted to kicking it deep down the field.”After a renovation of Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium that lasted from late February to July, the Horned Frogs unveiled the new field in front of a packed house of 1,313 in attendance, including 471 students.Fans attend the TCU home opener at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium and get a look at the updated field. (Photo by Robbie Vaglio)Bell was interested to see what the turnout would be in his first ever season opener at home.“With the renovations to the stadium and having everyone come out to see this beautiful venue helped us out a lot,” Bell said.Before the stadium renovations, the defective drainage system made it very difficult to play in the rain, and players will no longer have to run uphill during games. One side of the field was six feet higher than the other.“In our situation, the resurfacing needed to happen,” Bell said. “These improvements are going to allow us to have a championship performance on a championship field.”The Horned Frogs came out of the gates strong, dominating possession and not allowing a single shot on goal in the first half. TCU outshot the Warhawks 13-0 in the first 45 minutes.The first goal scored on the new field came off the foot of senior forward Allison Ganter, the first of her career. ULM sophomore midfielder Tara Smith drew the penalty in the box in the 15th minute, awarding TCU with a penalty kick that Ganter converted.The Frogs intensified the offense in the second half, scoring four goals on four shots on goal. TCU doubled the lead in the 50th minute with a chip-shot from junior midfielder Danielle Eule, who converted off a corner kick ricocheted off Karitas Tomasdottir.In the 66th and 70th minutes, freshman forward Natalee Heiser scored the third and fourth goals of the night for the Frogs.In preparation for Heiser’s first college game, she said she felt very good and didn’t have any nerves at all.“We put in a lot of work in practice and put it all out on the field tonight,” Heiser said.For freshmen players like Heiser, Bell said that it’s a process to get the newcomers to integrate with the team’s style, but he believes that over the course of the season the fans will see that the Horned Frogs have some very exciting players that can attack in many different ways.Freshman midfielder Yazmeen Ryan extended the lead to five goals in the 85th minute.With the game almost entirely played in TCU’s attacking zone, sophomore goalkeeper Katie Lund saw very minimal action. The Frogs outshot the Warhawks 23-0 during the game.For Bell and the Frogs, the expectation is to return to the NCAA tournament.“With the players that we brought in and the players we have returning, we believe will be able to do that,” Bell said. “We are expecting a lot of big things from a lot of good people.”The Frogs look to continue their momentum Sunday against UTSA at 1:00 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. What to watch during quarantine Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter Robbie Vaglio Linkedin TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Robbie Vaglio World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU 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! + posts Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vaglio read more

RTC leads to traffic disruption at Newtowncunningham

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest News PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ There are reports of a road traffic collision in the Newtowncunningham  area.There  is serious traffic disruption in the area.Gardai are declining to give any details of the incident or any traffic diversions which are in place.It is understood at least two vehicles may have been involved. WhatsAppcenter_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook RTC leads to traffic disruption at Newtowncunningham 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – November 14, 2012 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Previous articleGovernment intervenes to establish Assetco worker’s rightsNext articleClaims that road works forced Donegal business closure News Highland last_img read more

USC establishes country’s first Hindu studies chair

first_imgThe Dharma Civilization Foundation established the first chair of Hindu Studies in the United States at USC in June. The $3.24 million gift to the School of Religion created the Swami Vivekananda Visiting Faculty in Hindu Studies and the Dharma Civilization Foundation Chair in Hindu Studies.The school expects to name a chair by January 2013.The Dharma Civilization Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on the study of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, chose USC because of its high population of Indian students, as well as its increasing reputation as an elite university, Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni said.“As one of the preeminent universities in the Pacific Rim, we aspire to develop institutional strengths in the study of Asian religions, and this chair is a major step towards fulfilling that goal,” Soni said.Duncan Williams, who serves as the chair of the School of Religion, said the creation of a new chair displays the school’s desire to include religions from all parts of the world.“We are looking at things in a global way by creating a religious studies program that isn’t biased toward one part of the world,” Williams said. “We aim for a multi-faith and global religious studies program that takes advantage of our place and moment as we position ourselves to be the intellectual hub for the Asia-Pacific century.”The new position might also serve as a national model for universities working toward narrowing in on the study of a specific religion, Soni said.“American universities are increasingly engaging with ethnic and religious communities in order to develop scholarly programs focused on particular regions and religions,” Soni said. “This new chair provides a national model for how universities and communities can work together to fulfill their shared goals of research, policy and advocacy.”Director of Hindu Student Life Bharathwaj Nandakumar said he expects the addition to enhance spiritual life on campus.“Since a lot of the Indian population at USC are Hindus, this chair will be a wonderful spiritual guide for the students here,” Nandakumar said.Soni said the chair should benefit the studies of all students interested in theology, not only those interested in Hinduism.“For students interested in studying religion broadly conceived, and Hinduism specifically, this chair will provide invaluable resources in teaching, research, travel and community engagement,” Soni said.Indian students said being recognized with the chair is an honor that will assist with providing unity, pride and opportunities for growth the community’s growth.“This chair is a sign of USC’s expanding diversity,” Pavitra Krishnamani, president of the USC Hindu Student Organization, said. “It helps students get a more varied view on the world while inside our gates. We have always had a large population of Hindu students, but I don’t think we have been properly represented in USC’s academia prior to this appointment.”Robin O’Neal, a 2012 graduate who majored in philosophy and religion, said this chair is important for USC’s diversity.“USC has a significant international student population, so in creating the Hindu Chair, the university is recognizing and responding to a void in the program,” O’Neal said. “As a school, we seek to accurately portray our community to the outside world while making each tenant of the Trojan Family feel equally valued.”last_img read more

France gives Uruguay ‘football lesson’, storm WCUP semis

first_imgUruguayans admit France gave ‘football lesson’ at World CupMontevideo, Uruguay | AFP |  Uruguayans were gracious in defeat after France ended their World Cup hopes on Friday with a 2-0 quarter-final victory.“France crushed Uruguay!” admitted Observador, one of Uruguay’s main newspapers.“They handed out a football lesson, dominating the light blues from the first minute to the 90th, and deservedly qualified for the World Cup semi-finals.”El Pais insisted the players were nonetheless heroes.“Thanks lads!” said its title, before adding: “The dream is over.”Despite defeat, fans took to the main Independence Square in the Old City of Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, and sang songs, honked horns and danced.On social media, the hashtag “More Uruguayan than ever” proved popular. Share on: WhatsApp Uruguay’s Tabarez admits France deserved victoryA disappointed Oscar Tabarez conceded that his Uruguay side were second best in their World Cup quarter-final loss to France on Friday, which saw the European side progress to the last four.The veteran coach, who has been in charge of Uruguay for 12 years in his second spell as national coach, also refused to comment on his future when asked by reporters.“We don’t play as good as our rivals, that’s why we lost,” said a downbeat Tabarez after the 2-0 defeat.France went through after goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann, after a mistake by goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, secured victory.“The boys really gave everything, but France were able to control the match very well,” added Tabarez.“After the second goal, there was a huge gap between the teams.”Asked about his frustration at going out of the tournament, the 71-year-old said it should be stressed how far La Celeste had gone in the tournament compared to others.“There are many countries that belong to the world of the footballing elite but left the tournament before us.”On his future, Tabarez said: “I still have a contract but I am not going to speak about this, it’s not for me to decide.”Asked about Muslera’s howler, Tabarez said simply: “Only those who don’t do anything don’t make mistakes.” FULL MATCH REPORT: France into World Cup semiFrance became the first nation to book their place in the World Cup semi-finals on Friday, making an ominous statement of intent in easing past Uruguay 2-0 as Neymar’s Brazil prepared to take on Belgium.Uruguay were dealt a devastating blow before kick-off in Nizhny Novgorod when Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani was ruled out following an injury he picked up in the win against Portugal. Raphael Varane opened the scoring shortly before half-time from a set-piece, steering a header past a diving Fernando Muslera after Antoine Griezmann whipped the ball in with his left foot from the French right.But France were indebted to Hugo Lloris for pulling off a stunning save at full stretch moments before the half-time whistle to deny Martin Caceres.Didier Deschamps’s team doubled their lead in the 61st minute when Muslera made a terrible error, failing to parry a speculative shot from Griezmann and watching in horror as it looped across his goalline.Deschamps said his side had “again raised our level” after the 4-3 win over Argentina in the last 16.“I have a good team that still has plenty of room for improvement,” Deschamps told BeIN Spots“You can see our lack of experience sometimes, but we have so many qualities too.“In any case, it definitely won’t be a failed World Cup now, and we’ll wait to find out our opponents and see what happens.”France, the 1998 winners, started slowly in Russia but have now slipped into gear, with a sharp attack led by Griezmann and teenager Kylian Mbappe buttressed by a powerful midfield marshalled by Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante.Losing finalists on home soil at Euro 2016, they will fancy their chances of going one better in Russia.Uruguay, who only conceded a single goal in reaching the World Cup quarter-finals, threatened in patches but missed the threat of Cavani, who forms a devastating partnership with Barcelona’s Luis Suarez.– All eyes on Neymar –Brazil are aiming to continue on the path towards winning a record-extending sixth World Cup at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on July 15.But first, Neymar and his star-studded supporting cast have to get past Belgium, who boast an array of their own firepower, to reach the last four.In a Kazan Arena expected to be awash with yellow-clad Brazil fans, Belgian trio Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne have a chance to prove they can cut it at the highest international level after so many disappointments.Belgium coach Roberto Martinez acknowledged the gulf in World Cup pedigree between his side, who have never been further than the semi-finals, and Brazil.“They know how to win World Cups, they’ve done it more than any other nation so they have that psychological barrier out of the way,” the Spaniard said.Brazil coach Tite said he was desperate to win without resorting to the “horror” of penalties after three of the last-16 ties were settled by spot-kicks.“A football match should never be settled with the horror of penalties. I don’t see that as a valid result,” Tite said Thursday. “For me, there has to be another way.”Brazil made a slow start in Russia but hit their stride with an impressive performance to shut down Mexico in the last round.All eyes will again be on Neymar’s performance. The world’s most expensive player has attracted praise for his goals and fierce criticism for his play-acting at the merest contact from an opponent.– England fever –In England, World Cup fever is building as hopes rise that Gareth Southgate’s young team can beat Sweden on Saturday and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1990.Southgate has urged his young squad to seize their chance.“It’s a great opportunity, and although our team will be individually better in two years, we might not have this opportunity again,” he told the BBC.Even if England do reach the final, British political leaders and royals will not attend the match in Russia. The boycott imposed over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy living in southwest England has taken on new significance after a fresh case of exposure to the same poison nearby.FIFA President Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin that everyone had fallen “in love with Russia” during the World Cup, during a meeting Friday at the Kremlin.“Everyone who has been here for a period of time now has discovered a country that we didn’t know,” Infantino said, flanked by former stars including England’s Rio Ferdinand.England or Sweden will play the winner of Saturday’s other quarter-final, in which host nation Russia hope to keep their rollercoaster ride through the finals going when they play Croatia.last_img read more

Rodrygo makes history as Madrid put six past Galatasaray

first_img“He is a first team player,” Zidane said. “We know exactly what we’re doing with him.”Rodrygo replaced Vinicius to make his debut against Osasuna but his four consecutive starts have come in the absence of Gareth Bale, who is recovering from a calf injury and may struggle to regain his place when he returns.There will be sturdier opponents than Galatasaray, who offered Madrid a way back into this group by losing 1-0 at home last month and put up precious little resistance here.But Rodrygo’s two early finishes were ruthless, both set up by Marcelo crosses from the left. The first he cushioned and steered back inside, leaving Mario Lemina on the floor, before guiding a shot into the far corner.The second was more simple, a leap and a well-timed header past Galatasaray’s goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.In the 14th minute, it was three. Prompted by VAR, referee Felix Zwayer decided Steven Nzonzi had caught the foot of Toni Kroos inside the area and Ramos lifted his penalty down the middle.There was still time for Benzema to add a fourth before half-time as Rodrygo capitalised on an error from Yuto Nagatomo and played a perfect pass for the Frenchman to score.The rest of the match was a procession, with Casemiro and Hazard both taken off, rested for the trip to Eibar on Saturday.Benzema scored his second late on, tapping in from close range to make it five, before Rodrygo raced in from the left, exchanged passes with the Frenchman, and poked in.After the final whistle, he kissed the matchball as he left, while the fans chanted his name.Share on: WhatsApp RodrygoMadrid, Spain | AFP | Rodrygo scored a sensational hat-trick and the fastest two goals in Champions League history on Wednesday as Real Madrid humiliated Galatasaray 6-0.The 18-year-old had his double after just six minutes and 14 seconds at the Santiago Bernabeu before teeing up Karim Benzema to make it four, after Sergio Ramos had chipped in a penalty.Benzema then added a fifth late in the second half, leaving Rodrygo to complete his incredible treble in injury-time.Madrid’s emphatic victory means they are virtually qualified from Group A, sitting five points ahead of Club Brugge, even if Paris Saint-Germain who are top look certain to claim first place.It means Zinedine Zidane’s side will likely be at the mercy of the draw when it comes to the last 16 but that is their punishment for a miserable opening defeat in Paris and an equally dispiriting draw at home to Brugge.Yet the knock-out stages are far away and Rodrygo is the man of the moment.After scoring the fastest ever league goal by a Real debutant in September – a sumptuous control and finish after 94 seconds – he now has his name etched into the European record books too.Benzema made his own piece of history by equalling and then surpassing Alfred di Stefano’s 49 European Cup goals but the way he hoisted Rodrygo to celebrate his first suggested he knew this was the teenager’s night.When club president Florentino Perez presented Rodrygo to the fans last summer, he said they had signed one of the world’s “great prodigies”, a year after Vinicius Junior had also arrived from Flamengo.Determined to avoid a repeat of losing out on Neymar to Barcelona, Madrid flooded Brazil with scouts, each of them instructed to find the next young gems.They found Vinicius, who excelled last season but has struggled since the arrival of Eden Hazard, and Rodrygo, who stayed at Santos for a year before finally joining in June.He was supposed to be introduced gradually to the senior team by playing first for Castilla, the club’s B team, and there was confusion earlier this season when one weekend he turned out for neither.last_img read more

Cole takes blame for Pirates’ loss to Mets

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates All-Stars pose for a photo before a baseball game at PNC Park against the New York Mets in Pittsburgh Sunday, July 14, 2013. From left they are; relief pitcher Mark Melancon (35), center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22), starting pitcher Jeff Locke (49), relief pitcher Jason Grilli (39), and third baseman Pedro Alvarez (24). AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gerrit Cole pointed a finger after losing his third straight start – at himself.John Buck’s two-run single capped a three-run first inning against Cole, and Dillon Gee pitched another gem against the Pirates as the New York Mets beat Pittsburgh 4-2 on Sunday.Cole (4-3) has lost three in a row since becoming the first Pirates pitcher since Nick Maddox in 1907 to win the first four starts of his career.“I didn’t come out ready to pitch, and that inexcusable,” Cole said. “It’s just indefensible. I didn’t give our team a very good chance to win. I put us in position where I had to scratch and claw and so did the rest of the team.”Cole allowed three runs and six hits in five innings with two walks and five strikeouts. He started in place of All-Star left-hander Jeff Locke, who was scratched from this start on Saturday because of lower back tightness.After losing Tuesday to Oakland, Cole wasn’t expected to pitch again until after the All-Star break. However, he learned Friday he would likely start Sunday.“I had plenty of time to prepare,” Cole said. “No excuse.”Gee also didn’t make any excuses despite pitching with sore feet.The right-hander developed blisters on the soles of his feet during an 87-degree afternoon. It was so warm that the dirt on the mound baked in the sun.However, Gee overcame the blisters and prevented the Pirates from sweeping the three-game series before the break.Gee (7-7) allowed just one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings to the Pirates (56-37), who fell a game behind St. Louis in the NL Central.Gee is 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA in five career starts against Pittsburgh. He scattered five hits, struck out two and walked one.“It’s just sometimes this is the way it works out,” Gee said of his success against the Pirates. “They’re a really good team. I was just trying to throw strikes with all my pitches and just keep them off balance, and it worked out.”Bobby Parnell earned his 17th save in 20 opportunities with a scoreless ninth despite giving up back-to-back singles to Clint Barmes and pinch-hitter Russell Martin with one out. He got Jordy Mercer to fly out to end the game.“We continue to fight until the final out,” Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. “Sometimes I’d like to see us hit the ‘go’ button a little earlier in the game, but we always fight.”Starling Marte had two hits for the Pirates, whose three-game winning streak was snapped.Buck, Eric Young Jr. and Marlon Byrd each had three hits for New York, which finished a 6-3 road trip. The Mets will host the All-Star game on Tuesday night at Citi Field.The Mets took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Byrd bounced a run-scoring, ground-rule double into the left-field seats, and Buck lined a two-run single to right.“It’s the growing pains of a young pitcher,” Hurdle said of Cole’s rocky first inning. “His command wasn’t good and the changeup didn’t come into play until the 35th pitch of the game even though it had been a good pitch for him in his previous outing.”Marte also bounced an RBI double into the seats in the third inning to draw the Pirates within 3-1.Daniel Murphy tripled in a run in the seventh to restore the Mets’ three-run lead.Pittsburgh put runners on second and third with none out in the eighth on a single by Mercer and a double by Andrew McCutchen, but the Pirates scored only one run when Jose Tabata grounded out against LaTroy Hawkins.“We had chances late in the game but Hawkins is a veteran eighth-inning guy who did his job, and Parnell is a tough guy to square up,” Hurdle said. “They held us off.”NOTES: Pittsburgh RHP Mark Melancon was added as an injury replacement to the NL roster for Tuesday night’s All-Star game at Citi Field in New York. That gives the Pirates a five-man All-Star contingent, their largest since 1972. Melancon joins Locke, RHP Jason Grilli, 3B Pedro Alvarez and McCutchen. … Locke said he expects to make his next start July 21 at Cincinnati. . Collins said the blister on RHP Matt Harvey’s right index finger has healed and he will be able to pitch in the All-Star game. Harvey is a prime contender to be the NL’s starting pitcher despite being scratched from his scheduled start Saturday against the Pirates because of the blister and to limit his innings this season.last_img read more

Lottery Results for Retail Marijuana Stores Announced

first_imgSubmitted by Washington Liquor Control BoardThe Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) today posted the results of marijuana retail store lotteries on the public records section of its website. Earlier this week applicants were notified of their standing on each ranked-ordered list produced by 75 lotteries. *The independent, double-blind process took place April 21-25, 2014, and produced ordered lists of applicants that the agency will use to continue its retail licensing process. If an applicant is within the maximum allotted number of stores allotted for that jurisdiction but fails to pass the licensing process, the WSCLB will withdraw the application and move to the next license application on the list.Jurisdictions Requiring a Lottery1,174 applicants were included in the lottery 75 jurisdictions required a lottery47 jurisdictions did not require a lottery Facebook63Tweet0Pin0center_img The agency contracted with the Social and Economic Sciences Research Center of Washington State University and the accounting firm for Washington’s Lottery, Kraght-Snell of Seattle, to independently produce rank-ordered lists of applicants in each jurisdiction where a lottery is necessary. Being identified as the apparent successful applicant is not a guarantee that the selected applicant will receive a license. There are multiple requirements for licensure such as the applicant must pass a criminal history and financial investigation as well as have a location that is not within 1,000 feet of a school, park or other area specified by Initiative 502 as places where children congregate.Next StepsThe agency has begun processing the retail applications. Licensing staff will continue to process producer, processor and retailer simultaneously. As of April 30, the WSLCB has issued 25 producer and processor licenses. The agency expects to begin issuing retail licenses no later than the first week of July. * The lottery results for Longview were stayed by the Cowlitz County Superior Court pending a May 7, 2014 hearing.last_img read more

Prithvi Shaw makes return to Indian fold and Rohit Sharma’s replacement named!

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTI/APAdvertisement vx1xNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1d2d2fWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eaum46( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6lWould you ever consider trying this?😱tjCan your students do this? 🌚8892j6Roller skating! Powered by Firework Concluding the T20 series against New Zealand with a dominating 5-0 whitewash, Team India is preparing to face them again in a 3 match One Day International series starting tomorrow, followed by a Test series late February. While the squad’s superstar opener Rohit Sharma is out after sustaining an injury in the final T20 match, Mayank Agarwal will finally get his maiden ODI debut, alongside Prithvi Shaw, who’s marvellous comeback has earned him his call up to the international squad.Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTI/APAfter a calf injury sustained on pitch in the fifth T20 last Sunday, Rohit Sharma retired hurt despite putting of a stunning knock of 60-off-41 in the first innings. Before the first ODI against the Kiwis tomorrow, BCCI has confirmed Mayank Agarwal to be his replacement.BCCI released the official statement of the news today morning, which reads: “NEWS : Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the upcoming ODI and the Test series against New Zealand. Mayank Agarwal has been named as his replacement in the ODI squad. #NZvIND #TeamIndia”Advertisement Tomorrow’s game will be the limited overs debut for Agarwal, as the 28 year old’s international experience has only been limited to Test cricket, where he has earned 9 caps for India.Along with Agarwal, the young sensation Prithvi Shaw has secured his entry to the Men in Blue lineup.secured the opening spot, as confirmed by skipper Virat Kohli himself.“It is unfortunate that Rohit cannot be part of the ODI series, the impact he has had is there for everyone to see. We do not have any ODI tournaments to look up to, so it is ideal for him to get recovered.” Kohli told reporters in a recent interview.While BCCI confirmed Sharma to be ruled out for the rest of New Zealand tour, Prithvi Shaw is finally getting an entry to the squad after a dope ban, thanks to the brilliant spell for India A in the unofficial matches in January, and will likely start alongside Agarwal, as the captain hints.Kohli continued: “In ODI cricket, Prithvi is definitely going to start, KL (Rahul) will play in the middle-order. We want him to get accustomed to keep and play in the middle.” Also read-Prithvi Shaw and Sanju Samson celebrate India call ups with blitzkrieg against New Zealand A Advertisementlast_img read more