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Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter printThe Frogs defeated the Kansas State Wildcats on a hot Sunday afternoon in Fort Worth in unique fashion- an own goal from Kansas State gave the Frogs the win at Garvey Rosenthal Soccer Stadium.Sunday’s match came on the heels of Friday night’s victory over the Kansas Jayhawks in double overtime, a game that saw a walk-off rocket from sophomore midfielder Tara Smith reach the top corner of the goal in the 105th minute.“Two wins in conference play is always good,” Bell said. “Fortunately we were able to get that done today. We are atop of the table at 2-0 and happy to be there.”With both games ending in hard-fought, one goal victories for the Frogs, head coach Eric Bell said there are no similarities in style of play between the Jayhawks and the Wildcats.The first half against the Big 12’s newest women’s soccer club was dominated by the Horned Frogs. The Frogs generated nine corners, nine shots and pressured the Wildcats’ defense for the full 45 minutes, but were unable to crack the scoreboard. TCU controlled possession for most of the half, but only created two shots on goal.The first frame was all about the defense for both clubs. Kansas State’s goalkeeper Miranda Larkin and TCU’s goalkeeper Katie Lund were not pressured in the first half and a myriad of possessions were cut off by members of both backlines due to lackluster performance from attackers on either team.The comfort level of the Wildcats seemed to rise dramatically as the game progressed. The second frame proved to be much more competitive as Kansas State was able to neutralize the Horned Frogs’ attack and limit the scoring chances. TCU continued to rack up the shots and the corner attempts in the match, but none were able to generate any quality chances.The lack of experience for Kansas State didn’t seem to phase them, as they continued to battle as the night progressed.“They battled just as I expected them to,” Bell said. “They gave themselves a chance, and I thought our kids were pretty resilient in getting a bunch of scoring opportunities off their defense.”“I think they are an incredible team and have a great program,” senior forward Emma Heckendorn said. “All props to them, I think they have a bright future.”TCU’s defense didn’t let up in the half. The Frogs only allowed one shot in the second half and Lund was untested on the night. The Wildcats had no shots on goal.The Frogs were able to crack the scoreboard in unorthodox fashion in the 76th minute. A cross into the box from senior defender Ryan Williams found the head of Kansas State defender Morgan Egan. In an attempt to clear the ball out of harms way, an odd bounce off her head caught Larkin off-guard and found the back of the net. The own goal was Kansas State’s second allowed of the season.The goal gave TCU a much-needed boost of momentum. Immediately after the goal, junior midfielder McKenzie Oliver found herself in a place to double the lead from a long pass from junior midfielder Karitas Tomasdottir. A burst of speed from Oliver separated her from an oncoming defender, but her shot sailed over the crossbar.The goal proved to be the deciding factor in today’s match as the Wildcats were unable to find an equalizer in the late stages of the match.In the second half, TCU continued to add corner kicks to the box score, finishing with 15 on the night. Bell gives all the credit to Kansas State’s defense on not allowing a goal off the set pieces.“I think that we have to be a little more cut-throat in front of goal to find a way to finish off these chances,” Bell said. “I give them some credit, but we have to be better.” Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ + posts Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU vs Kansas State soccer in Fort Worth, Texas on September 22, 2017. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Previous articleTCU baseball focuses on values of ‘selfless, excellence and energy’Next articleHoroscope: September 25, 2017 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Robbie Vaglio TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Linkedin ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Linkedin What to watch during quarantine When asked about the mentality of the team at this point in the season versus at the beginning of conference play last season, senior forward Emma Heckendorn Heckendorn said that the team is looking to put last year’s dismal start to Big 12 play in the rear-view mirror and only focus on what’s ahead of them.“Last year we were riding a high going into Big 12 play and hit our low in Big 12 play,” Heckendorn said. “This year, we were high earlier and hit our low sooner, so now we are able to rise and hit the high later in the season.”The Frogs will host Oklahoma State Friday night at Garvey Rosenthal Soccer Stadium for their final match of their three-game homestead. 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Ronnie Lott watched the Warriors punch their ticket to the NBA Finals on Monday. His appreciation for that triumphant moment came from a place that most of us will never visit.See, Lott was one of the architects and caretakers of the 49ers dynasty. His 49ers won four Super Bowls in nine years. The Warriors are gunning for their fourth NBA title in five years. Not to mention a three-peat.“That doesn’t happen,” said Lott during an appearance on KNBR’s “Tolbert & Lund” show. “We tried. Got …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When government agencies have the power to write, enforce and interpret the law, private citizens are disadvantaged and the government always wins, said Anthony Francois, senior staff attorney, environmental and property rights law for Pacific Legal Foundation at the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting last week.Francois discussed forces that are making government so different from what it was intended to be, and what can be done to return it to its original design.“The purpose of the government’s founding documents was generally to protect freedom,” Francois said. “And yet a lot of people don’t get that customer service experience.”Constitutional law, separation of powers, limited powers and due process, which Francois calls the “elements of freedom,” are the main areas where government has lost sight of the design.“For the government to follow the law, it can’t be its own judge in that,” Francois said. “And it can’t simply re-write the law in order to say it followed it.”Francois explained how the “four Ds” — division, delegation, deference and due process — have created an “administrative state” in which agencies have in many ways become the government. And in some cases, one junior staffer within an agency can overrule a judge in a legal proceeding.Division, or the separation of powers in the Constitution, assures that no one branch of government has absolute power. When division is ceded, agencies become the “bully on the playground” who always wins, Francois said. Delegation, in which Congress surrenders lawmaking power to agencies, concentrates power in those agencies. Deference, in which courts accept agencies’ interpretations of the law, means that by rule agencies always win. Finally, when citizens are deprived of due process, they have no access to government information or decisions, no ability to make their own case, and the government ceases to be a neutral decision-maker by eliminating the burden of proof on federal agencies.This concentration of government power can have devastating results for farmers and ranchers.Referencing the case of California farmer John Duarte, which the American Farm Bureau has championed, Francois described “a half-baked, drive-by investigation of a 450-acre field, surveilled for a total of 30 minutes from a pickup truck on the road, from which you cannot see the whole field, which concluded, falsely, that all 450 acres had been plowed three-feet deep, permanently destroying three dozen acres of wetlands.”Francois said everyone should be aware of these issues and encourage their neighbors to stand up and keep fighting, because this is a long-term process.“If everyone who was entitled to a due process hearing before an administrative agency demanded one, all work of all administrative agencies would grind to a halt. So, if you’re looking for a way to ‘fight the machine,’ if you have an opportunity for a hearing, demand it,” he said.For more information on the Pacific Legal Foundation, visit www.pacificlegal.org.
“Still can’t believe it. @KlayThompson legit invited me to the parade last night. All because of a toaster,” Reyes confirmed on Twitter, along with the hashtag #DubNation.As expected, Reyes promised to bring along his trusty toaster in Oakland on Thursday (Friday in Manila). Khristian Ibarrola /raImage from Twitter/@R_DollazSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Thompson’s bewildered expression upon signing the kitchen appliance grew viral as well and spawned several memes online.Image from Twitter/@R_DollazSeems like the dead-eye shooter hasn’t forgotten about Reyes, as he recently invited the “Toaster Guy” to attend the Warriors’ championship parade.Still can’t believe it. @KlayThompson legit invited me to the parade last night. All because of a toaster. #DubNation— Ronnie • GSWToaster (@R_Dollaz) June 13, 2017ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire #DubNation #ToasterSZN pic.twitter.com/VF3cxLj6OZ— Ronnie • GSWToaster (@R_Dollaz) June 13, 2017Fans nowadays are getting more creative when it comes to having memorabilia signed by their favorite athletes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGolden State Warriors super-fan Ronnie Reyes raised that bar up a notch, when he asked Klay Thompson to sign a toaster last March.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken The Filipino-American’s gesture quickly moved from an oddity to “lucky charm” of some sort, as the Dubs went on a 31-2 rampage since then, en route to another NBA championship. LATEST STORIES Ebondo carries CEU past Batangas to 1st win World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide
Fulham move for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vidaby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFulham are preparing to move for Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida.The 29-year-old centre-back helped his country to the brink of glory during the summer but his club side Besiktas are prepared to cash in on him.Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri has made strengthening his defence a priority this January and will be given funds to spend in order to do so.Everton and West Ham retain a long-term interest in Vida, who is under contract until 2022. French club Monaco are also keen, reports the Mirror. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
National Title OddsMichigan now has the second-best odds to win college football’s national championship, according to a Las Vegas sportsbook. Westgate Las Vegas Superbook had updated its national title odds for the 2016 season. Alabama, at 5 to 1, remains the favorite to win it all. The Crimson Tide won the national championship a season ago and bring back a decent amount of their contributors along with an elite recruiting class. The Wolverines, though, have seen their odds recently jump. Michigan now has 7 to 1 odds to win it all, with Clemson, Florida State and Ohio State trailing Jim Harbaugh’s program with 8 to 1 odds. Here’s the full list. @chengelis Updated College Championship Odds ONLY have Alabama ahead of the Wolverines to win it all now… pic.twitter.com/95VTsCoxvA— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) July 10, 2016Who’s your pick to win it all this season? The 2016 campaign kicks off in less than two months, with the first college football Saturday set for Sept. 3. We can’t wait.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Tourism Ministry and the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) to facilitate the training of persons involved in the industry. The training will be conducted at the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation (JCTI) over a three-month period and will provide the first intake of 50 students, arriving in January, with AHLEI world-class training and certification. Story Highlights Mr. Bartlett noted that persons involved in the tourism industry must be prepared to capitalise on the opportunities in the sector, and “in so doing (there will be) a retention of the tourism expenditure in (the) region, (which) is going to be heightened”. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Tourism Ministry and the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) to facilitate the training of persons involved in the industry.The training will be conducted at the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation (JCTI) over a three-month period and will provide the first intake of 50 students, arriving in January, with AHLEI world-class training and certification.The MOU was signed on the first day of the three-day United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James on November 27.Addressing the signing ceremony, Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, said the JCTI, which was officially launched on November 1, will create a “pathway towards professionalism”.“It will bring people who already have a first degree or other formal qualifications in hospitality and hospitality-related activities into competence. Second, it will bring persons who are already practitioners, but are not certified, into the stream of professional certification,” he said.Mr. Bartlett noted that persons involved in the tourism industry must be prepared to capitalise on the opportunities in the sector, and “in so doing (there will be) a retention of the tourism expenditure in (the) region, (which) is going to be heightened”.“It is we the people who own tourism, and that ownership must result in our wealth and prosperity,” he said.Mr. Bartlett informed that the AHLEI will enable persons to acquire jobs not just locally but “anywhere else in the world”.For his part, Vice President of International Sales at the AHLEI, Ed Kastli, said the partnership is the first of its kind for the Institute in the Caribbean.AHLEI is the premier source for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification that serves the needs of hospitality schools and industries worldwide.“This is a win-win cooperation that will be there for years to come and will empower youngsters about the good things that can be had for them working in the tourism industry. We are very proud to bring our programmes to the students,” he said.Mr. Kastli pointed out that there will be a train-the-trainer component for local professionals, and noted that the training will enable those certified to find better jobs within the industry.The JCTI is an assessment institution, which provides specialist education geared at improving competitiveness and employment opportunities in the tourism sector.Established as part of the Government’s Human Capital Development Plan, it will facilitate the certification and licensing of Jamaicans working in tourism and facilitate innovation in the industry.The Institute will work with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, through its training agency the HEART Trust/ NTA.
Comedian Hal Sparks and HLN Host Jane Velez-Mitchell teamed up Friday night to host the Mercy For Animals 15th Anniversary Gala celebrating animals and their heroic advocates at The London West Hollywood.Pamela Anderson and Sam SimonCredit/Copyright: Splash, Peter WhittleThe black-tie event commemorated Mercy For Animals’ 15 years of groundbreaking work saving lives and winning major victories for farm animals. Actress Pamela Anderson received The Sam Simon Award while Moby took home The Compassionate Leadership Award.Leona Lewis At Mercy For Animals GalaCredit/Copyright: Splash, Peter WhittleOther celebrities in attendance included singer Leona Lewis, Emily Deschanel, Drew Carey, Natalie Maines, Russell Simmons and more.During the celebrity-studded awards show, guests enjoyed a vegan dinner by Gardein along with a silent auction.
Former OSU defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) celebrates after making a sack during a game against Maryland on Oct. 4 in College Park, Md.Credit: Lantern file photoOhio State coach Urban Meyer was all smiles on Friday on the NFL Network’s set for the 2016 NFL draft. Meyer could be seen celebrating every time one of his former players had his name called this weekend. The 2016 OSU draft class is one for the books.Mostly led by underclassmen from Meyer’s first recruiting class, OSU was a metaphorical pipeline for the NFL, producing 12 overall selections through the weekend.Although Joey Bosa was considered by many to be a potential first overall pick as the 2015 season concluded, his draft stock slowly dropped after producing what many deemed to be subpar numbers for a player of his expected caliber at the NFL combine.Even with the criticism, the San Diego Chargers made Bosa the first Buckeye taken in the draft with the third overall pick. His presence of the edge should be immediately felt next season.Ezekiel Elliott was the next OSU product to be selected. The Dallas Cowboys took the former high school track star at No. 4 to bolster a running game that suffered last year after the departure of Demarco Murray. The remainder of the first round saw Eli Apple taken at No. 10 by the Giants, Taylor Decker selected by the Lions at No. 16 and Darron Lee picked up by the Jets with the 20th pick.Five picks in the first round ties the mark set by the 2006 draft class for most players drafted in the first round for OSU. This marks the second time OSU fell just shy of the record of selections in the first round, which is six, set by the University of Miami (Fla.) in 2004. All five of the picks were within the top 20. Two more Buckeyes saw their NFL dreams come true in the second round, as the New Orleans Saints selected both wide receiver Michael Thomas at No. 47 and safety Vonn Bell at No. 61.Thomas was a favorite of the Saints coaching staff and provides a solid target for veteran quarterback Drew Brees.Bell was also sought after by Saints coach Sean Payton but was not expected to fall into the second round. Multiple mock drafts saw Bell being a late first-round selection.Both Thomas and Bell join former Buckeye linebacker James Laurinaitis, who was signed as a free agent this offseason by New Orleans. Three more former OSU starters found new homes in the third round, highlighted by Braxton Miller to the Houston Texans. The Texans had previously selected former Notre Dame standout receiver Will Fuller. Both athletes are known for breakaway speed and stellar athleticism.Adolphus Washington became a member of the Buffalo Bills, and Nick Vannett will be playing at CenturyLink Field next season with the Seattle Seahawks. The final two selections for the Scarlet and Gray went on opposite ends of the fourth round, as linebacker Joshua Perry became the fourth pick of the the fourth round, and quarterback Cardale Jones was the last player drafted in the fourth. Perry joins his Bosa in San Diego. It came as a surprise to no one, as Bosa appeared on camera in California to announce the 102nd pick. The crowd roared as the two members of Meyer’s “Silver Bullets” were reunited.Jones was the final Buckeye selected in the 2016 NFL draft but found a good fit with the Buffalo Bills. Bills coach Rex Ryan likes athletic quarterbacks who can push the ball downfield, and Jones fits the bill.Two notable former OSU players, H-back Jalin Marshall and safety Tyvis Powell, did not hear their names called over the course of the three-day festivities. However, Marshall was picked up after the draft by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent, along with former offensive lineman Chase Farris, who signed with the Detroit Lions. Powell, according to the Columbus Dispatch’s Bill Rabinowitz, will sign as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks. The 12 players mark a new record for the NFL draft for most players from one program selected through four rounds.Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to update where Tyvis Powell signed as an undrafted free agent.