first_img + posts Twitter Facebook Facebook Jessica Ranck Linkedin Jessica Ranck is a junior journalism major from San Diego, California. She currently serves as the Greeks/SGA/SDS editor for TCU 360. McLeland Tennis Center kicks off celebration with a serve ReddIt Twitter Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Jessica Ranck Jessica Ranck Jessica Ranck ReddIt Political involvement remains low among TCU students Previous articleJohnson oversaw change, but not enough successNext articleRecent thunderstorms lead to hazards; more storms to come Jessica Ranck RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gender gap increases in colleges around the nation Closures continue on I-35 Jessica Ranck printA lack of artistic expression and connection with the Fort Worth community inspired junior Nia Brookins to start the organization TCUnderground.Brookins said she wants students to have a safe place to share their art. Those students and community members gathered together Friday evening to share their music and poetry.“The important thing about art is that it’s meant to be shared, and its meant to be heard and seen,” said sophomore theatre and English major Paige Poe. “As artists, we grow by watching other people and experiencing other art.”Brookins said she believes it’s important for TCU students to break out of the “TCU bubble” and connect with other people from the Fort Worth community.TCUnderground will hold 3 other showcases this semester. To find out when those are and how to get involved visit the TCUnderground Orgsync page. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

first_imgHe’s training to free the aliens at Area 51…— Guy (@apiecebyguy) July 15, 2019Earlier this year, the Navy updated its guidelines for how its pilots report the sighting of “unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft” due to an increase in the number of reports in recent years.“There have been a number of reports of unauthorized and/or unidentified aircraft entering various military-controlled ranges and designated air space in recent years,” Joseph Gradisher, spokesperson for Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare, told ABC News in May. Sgt. Connor Mendez/U.S. Army (LINCOLN COUNTY, Nev.) — The Air Force is warning people against storming Area 51 in Nevada, after a Facebook event page, organizing a meet up at the “Alien Center tourist attraction,” went viral.Conspiracy theorists believe that the U.S. government has kept UFOs and extraterrestrial life at the location, which is actually an Air Force training range.As of Wednesday morning, over 1.5 million people said they were “attending” the event, called “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us.” The event is scheduled for Sept. 20 at 3 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Another 1.1 million Facebook users indicated they were “interested.”“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” according to the Facebook page. “If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets [sic] see them aliens.”“Naruto” refers to the running style of the Japanese anime character, Naruto Ozumaki.“The United States Air Force is aware of the Facebook post,” Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews told ABC News in a statement. “The Nevada Test and Training Range is an area where the Air Force tests and trains combat aircraft. As a matter of practice, we do not discuss specific security measures, but any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous.”The range is the largest contiguous air and ground space available for peacetime military operations in the free world, according to the Air Force, spanning 2.9 million acres of land and 5,000 square miles of airspace which is restricted from civilian air traffic.The range is also used by the Department of Energy for testing, research and development. me and the boys on our way to sneak in Area 51 to save the aliens— Michael Scott (@michaelgclump) July 14, 2019Project Blue Book concluded that none of the UFOs investigated were a threat to U.S. national security and there was “no evidence indicating that sightings categorized as ‘unidentified’ were extraterrestrial vehicles,” according to the Air Force.The project’s findings are available in the National Archives for public review. Area 51 is just Coachella for conspiracy theorists— Tank.Sinatra (@GeorgeResch) July 15, 2019It’s unknown how many of the 1.5 million Facebook attendees would actually travel to the remote location in Nevada for the event, as the page has sparked Internet memes poking fun at the idea of storming the Air Force range for the opportunity to see aliens.The Air Force did investigate UFOs under Project Blue Book from 1947 to 1969, but the project was headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, not at the range in Nevada. Me and my new pals when I bust them outta Area 51 #Area51— trafficlightsandwich (@LightSandwich) July 15, 2019“For safety and security concerns, the Navy and the [U.S. Air Force] take these reports very seriously and investigate each and every report. As part of this effort, the Navy has updated and formalized the process by which reports of any such suspected incursions can be made to the cognizant authorities,” he said.Gradisher added that senior Naval intelligence officials and aviators “who reported hazards to aviation safety” have briefed congressional members and staff in response to requests for information.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

first_imgCredit unions and other card issuers may be adjusting their card designs soon, because Mastercard will no longer require signatures on the backs of its cards, the company has announced.Starting in April 2019, Mastercard issuers around the world will no longer have to put a signature panel on the backs of their Mastercard products, according to the company.The news follows Mastercard’s announcement a year ago that it would abandon requiring cardholder signatures at checkout. That change took effect last April.“With modern, advanced forms of authentication now available, removing the requirement for signature capture at the point of sale and now signature panels on Mastercard cards is an important step in support of our digital evolution,” Mastercard EVP of U.S. Merchants and Acceptance Linda Kirkpatrick said. “Issuers, merchants and cardholders will benefit from this change as faster, safer options improve satisfaction and increase sales.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) resigned his leadership post Monday—one week after being arrested with his son on federal corruption charges.State Sen. John Flanagan (R-East Northport), who has chaired the senate education committee, replaced Skelos following a debate between GOP senators over whether Flanagan or Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse) would take over the leadership role that Skelos has held since 2011.“I have decided to step down the last thing I would ever want to do is distract from the good work that Senate Republicans have done or make it more difficult to close down this legislative session in a positive and productive way,” Skelos said in a statement. “This scrutiny was more real and more eye-opening than I could have ever imagined when I asked the members of our conference to stand by me last week”Flanagan praised Skelos upon taking over the leadership while Seklos looked on beside him.“I am so extraordinarily grateful,” Flanagan, a former state Assemblyman who was elected to the Senate in 2002, said in his first remarks after being sworn in. “We have real work to do, so let’s get to the people’s business.”Skelos initially tried to hold on to the majority leadership, but his support eroded days after he and his son, Adam, pleaded not guilty to soliciting $200,000 in bribes from two companies in exchange for helping pass favorable legislation and win a $12 million Nassau County contract for storm water treatment.The arrest of the Skeloses came three months after former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) lost the leadership post he had held for two decades after he was similarly charged and pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges.Skelos’ predecessor, ex-Sen. Joseph Bruno (R-Troy,) was also convicted of federal corruption charges, but the verdict was overturned on appeal, and he was acquitted during his second trial. Skelos, who took over for Bruno in 2008, lost the leadership post when the Democrats won the majority of the state Senate the following year. His successor, former Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), was convicted of federal corruption charges in February and faces sentencing in July.Smith and Skelos both disputed who controlled the chamber during the infamous June 2009 coup that resulted in then-Sen. Pedro Espada (D-Bronx) taking the majority leadership post before he was indicted in 2010 on federal corruption charges. He was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison.Skelos had regained control of the Senate majority in 2011 until 2013, when Democrats regained a slim majority, but he formed a power-sharing agreement with Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx), who leads the Independent Democratic Caucus. Skelos and the GOP had regained full control of the chamber in January.The shakeup comes during the last five weeks of the state legislative session before they adjourn for the summer on June 17. This is when lawmakers historically push for passage of their biggest proposals.When the news was announced late Monday afternoon in Albany, State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) issued a statement congratulating his new counterpart.“I know Senator Flanagan as a friend and a colleague from his time serving in the Assembly, and I am looking forward to working with him in his new role on an agenda that will truly serve to move our state forward,” he said.Suffolk Republican chairman John Jay LaValle, who was one of the first party leaders to urge Sen. Skelos to step down from his post pending the resolution of the charges against him, was very pleased with the transition in power that kept another Long Island Republican in the leadership post.“Senator Flanagan’s elevation to Majority Leader is not just great news for Suffolk County, but for suburban taxpayers throughout New York State,” said LaValle in a statement. “John Flanagan is someone who has protected suburban taxpayers by helping to pass a property tax cap.  As chair of the senate education committee, he fought and won many battles to ensure suburban public schools received their fair share of State Education Aid. I am confident that Senator Flanagan will continue to stand up to liberals who think that suburban taxpayers are New York City’s piggy bank.”-With Spencer Rumseylast_img read more

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first_imgFor once this season, it wasn’t Syracuse watching an early lead evaporate. It wasn’t SU’s defense imploding as the clock bled away with the game. It wasn’t the Orange, a team with five one-goal games and three overtime losses, wondering how another game that was once firmly in hand escaped its grasp.It was Albany, a team Syracuse thrashed 16-7 in February, who stretched out an early four-goal lead against, only to have its season end in a 30-minute collapse.“Nothing’s inevitable in the game of lacrosse,” Great Danes goalie Blaze Riorden said. “… You’ve seen all these leads (disappear). The game of lacrosse is an awesome sport because you never know what’s going to happen.“Anything can change at any time in the game.”SU charged back late, flipping the script that had haunted it all season and sinking an Albany team that had a stranglehold on its offense. Syracuse (12-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) completed its biggest comeback of the season and put away the Great Danes (12-4, 6-0 America East), 11-9, to secure a spot against top-seeded Maryland in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals on Saturday at noon in Providence, Rhode Island.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKiran Ramsey | Digital Design EditorHead coach John Desko said he spent the past week warning his team that Albany was playing substantially different from how it did nearly three months ago, when top scorers Connor Fields and Seth Oakes combined for only one goal. It took only 22 seconds for Desko’s narrative to hold true as Fields scored quickly, and four other Great Danes followed suit to open a 5-1 lead.“When we did get the ball, we were very anxious to try and make something happen,” Desko said of his team’s first half play. “We’d have one, two, three passes in our offense and … (Riorden would) make the save or we’d miss it and they’d go the other way.”Albany suffocated Syracuse’s early opportunities by playing compact around the crease, only allowing SU to go for outside shots. Dylan Donahue and Nick Mariano were repeatedly turned away in runs to the goal. At one point the referees even activated the shot clock against the Syracuse, an ironic occurrence against an offense that wanted so badly to get anything going in a 22-minute goalless stretch.But the game tilted in the third quarter, right after faceoff specialist Ben Williams lost the opening draw of the second half and SU managed to corral the possession back. Sergio Salcido, Derek DeJoe and Mariano each proceeded to take shots before Mariano bullied his way to the crease to convert. The play injected life back into one of the biggest crowds of the season, and set the precedent for what turned into an 18-shot, five-goal quarter that saved Syracuse’s season. Published on May 15, 2016 at 9:52 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+ Kiran Ramsey | Digital Design Editor “We started to gain a little bit better understanding of how they play defense as the game went on,” Salcido said. “Their tendencies, you kind of read that when you’re out there taking different runs and different dodges. You just kind of keep that in your mind and know when to go and when not to go.”Veteran attack Tim Barber, whom Desko strategically displaced on the second line midfield at times to create what Riorden called a “matchup nightmare,” scored just 43 seconds after Mariano to draw the Orange within two goals. SU rolled with the momentum created on offense and leaned on its offensive depth once again to carry the game away.Jordan Evans, Matt Lane and DeJoe all scored their first goals of the game to tie it up in the middle of the third quarter for the first time since the opening minutes of the game. Joe Gillis and Evans cemented the comeback by pouring in a one fourth-quarter goal apiece, firmly etching another game into Syracuse’s season though it seemed unlikely in the 30 minutes prior.“You look at the scoreboard at halftime you realize, ‘This is it. You’ve got to do something here,’” Salcido said.Finally Syracuse did do something. Something it hadn’t done all season, but had seen pulled off too many times on itself. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgConte instructs Morata in trainingLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insisted he remains the best man to lead the Londoners despite an alarming dip in form from the Premier League champions in his second season in charge.Wednesday’s shock 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth left Chelsea down in fourth, 18 points off runaway league leaders Manchester City, and fighting just to qualify for next season’s Champions League.Conte has also repeatedly voiced his frustrations at his lack of input over the club’s transfer policy, further fuelling speculation he won’t remain in charge at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season.“I trust in my work and this is the only way that brought me to be one of the best managers,” said Conte, who won three Serie A titles in a glorious three-year spell in charge at Juventus.“I don’t trust in anything else, only in my work and my job.” Conte labelled his preparations for Wednesday’s defeat as “disastrous” as Chelsea finally landed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal as a striking alternative to the injured Alvaro Morata, whilst the out of favour Michy Batshuayi was allowed to join Borussia Dortmund.However, Conte is wary of throwing Giroud straight into his starting line-up for Monday night’s trip to Watford.“We are working with him and we have to check his physical condition. It won’t be easy for him to start against Watford,” added Conte.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img5 Apr 2013 England’s Alice Hewson wins Scottish U16 championship England’s Alice Hewson birdied her way to a superb six-under 66 today and a two-shot victory in the Scottish U16 open stroke play championship at Strathmore.“We had really good scoring conditions today and the course was there to be taken – and I took it!” said Alice, 15, from Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire (image © SLGA.)She had eight birdies in her round and finished the 36-hole championship on five-under, two clear of Sophie Madden, the English U15 champion from West Essex, who had five birdies and an eagle en route to a second-round 68.Alice, a past winner of the English U13 title, becomes the fourth successive England player to hold this title, following Cheshire’s Bronte Law, Lancashire’s Emily Taylor and last year’s winner, Gabriella Cowley of Essex.Alice also helped England to win the team trophy, combining with Sophie Madden and Lancashire’s Eloise Healey (pictured below) to finish eight shots ahead of Ireland. The England 2 team of Emma Allen (Meon Valley) and Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) were third. All five England squad players finished in the top ten of the individual competition.Eloise Healey, from West Lancashire, led at the halfway stage with a fine level par score of 72 in cold and breezy conditions, one ahead of Alice Hewson, Sophie Madden, and Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey.The second day brought much better scoring conditions and Olivia Mehaffey was quick to take advantage, setting the early pace with a three-under 69 which made her leader in the clubhouse on two-under for 36 holes.Soon, though a battle royal was being played out between Alice and Sophie. Alice took the championship lead when she played the front nine in four-under par, but she dropped behind after a double bogey on the par four 11th, where she went out of bounds. It was the only hole where she dropped shots all day.Sophie, meanwhile, playing in the group in front, birdied the 10th and eagled the 12th to share the lead and then picked up birdies on 14 and 15 to get to five-under par for the round.Alice, in turn, responded admirably to the disappointment of the 11th with three birdies in a row from the 13th and was also five-under for the day as she approached the closing three holes.The par five 18th proved to be the decider. Sophie bogeyed the hole, while Alice knocked a rescue club on to the green and rolled her first putt stone dead for a birdie.“I had a rough idea what Sophie was doing on the back nine, but I hadn’t got a clue what she had done on the way out,” said Alice. “I just went out there to make as many birdies as I could.”England’s sixth squad member, Victoria Mallett of Sutton Coldfield Ladies’, had to pull out of the event after suffering chicken pox.Leading final scoresPar 144 (2×72) CSS 72139 Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 73 66.141 Sophie Madden (West Essex) 73 68.142 Olivia Mehaffey (IRE) 73 69.145 Julie McCarthy (IRE) 77 68.146 Fiona Liddell (SCO) 76 70, Emma Allen (Meon Valley) 74 72, Eloise Healey (West Lancashire) 72 74.148 Samantha Fuller (Roehampton) 74 74, Hollie Muse (West Lancashire) 75 73.149 Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) 79 70, Louisa Brunt (Ashton-under-Lyne) 75 74.Click here for full scores.last_img read more