There’s no place like home for Horned Frogs’ bounce-back

first_imgFacebook Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podell Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ + posts Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ ReddIt Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Previous articleHigh school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survivesNext articleFootball adds seven to round out 2019 class Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Linkedin Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printAlex Robinson drives to the hoop against Baylor. Photo by Cristian ArgeutaSoto. Entering Wednesday’s game, Jamie Dixon’s club is coming off back-to-back road losses to No. 18 Texas Tech and Baylor, including the worst loss in Dixon’s tenure, a 26-point defeat to the Bears on Saturday.However, Wednesday provides TCU with an opportunity to halt its slide against Oklahoma State, the Big 12’s ninth-place team, with a chance to improve to 4-0 at home in Big 12 play.“Right now we look at them [OSU] as the best team in the league,” Dixon said. “We have prepare that way, think that way, and play that way. That’s our mentality. We have to be at our best to get back where we want to.” That attitude is justified since the Cowboys’ strength is from behind the arc. They shoot a Big 12-best 38.6 percent from the three-point line, an area where TCU slipped drastically after it led the conference in perimeter defense entering last week. Oklahoma State is powered by the Big 12’s best long-distance sniper, Lindy Waters III, who shoots 46.5 percent from three as well as Thomas Dziagwa who leads the conference in three-point field goals made per game, connecting on three per game. “They’re really talented. They’re dangerous,” point guard Alex Robinson said. “But we need to make sure that we handle our business and do what we’re supposed to do on the defensive end.”Last week, TCU allowed Texas Tech and Baylor to race ahead early by hitting a combined 13 first-half three’s and shoot a total of 24 of 49 from downtown.“We have a short memory,” Robinson said. “We know we’re coming back home and we’re undefeated at home. We need to focus on improving the things we need to improve on.” Overall, the team’s schedule sets up for them to make a push in the conference standings as six of their remaining 10 games will take place at Schollmaier Arena.“Our league is ups and downs,” Dixon said. “It’s who is healthy, who is playing well, who is playing on the road and who is at home. Everybody goes through a run, everybody goes through a slide.”Robinson poised to make historyRobinson, who tweaked his left wrist and right hand, is expected to be a full-go against Oklahoma State after going through medical evaluation, Dixon said Monday.Robinson said his injuries were “nothing big” and that he doesn’t anticipate missing any time. If that’s the case, then the senior point guard is set to make program-history in front of the Fort Worth faithful Wedesday as he sits four assists away from becoming the all-time assists leader in TCU history. Former Horned Frog point guard and current graduate coaching assistant Corey Santee holds the record with 575. Robinson is averaging 7.4 assists per game, the highest mark of any Big 12 player and the fourth highest rate in all of college basketball. “We have a really good chance to make a big run in the second half of the Big 12,” Robinson said. “We have a lot of home games. Our away games seem pretty manageable at this point.”Robinson has had fewer than four assists in just two of the Frogs’ 21 games.“Obviously a big part of our offense comes from his penetration and his dishing it out,” Dixon said. “There’s good stats to be excited about. You want guys to be hungry for rebounds and assists. We’re excited for him.”But Robinson said getting the win over Oklahoma State means more in the moment.“That’s the main focus,” he said. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Twitter Twitter Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee ReddIt Alex Robinson drives to the hoop against Baylor. Photo by Cristian ArgeutaSoto. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Stolen Tool Theft

first_imgMGN Stock Image.ARKWRIGHT – The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after a Ford pick-up truck and subsequent a large quantity of construction tools was stolen last month.Investigators say a red 2011 Ford F-350 pick-up truck was stolen on May 21 around 4:30 a.m. from a location on Center Road in the Town of Arkwright.The truck, deputies say, was later recovered but all the tools inside were taken from the vehicle.The tools included several Dewalt and Makita hand tools, drills, impact drivers, socket sets, GPS unit, Husky tool set, craftsman toolbox, torch set, gauges, oxygen, propane tanks, welding helmets and other miscellaneous tools. Deputies say the victim used the tools to perform his job duties.Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (716) 753-4921. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Megan Hilty’s a Honeymooner & More

first_img Star Files Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today.Megan Hilty, Michael McGrath & More are HoneymoonersWe love the sound of this (and how much are we hoping that there’s an invite coming our way in the mail?). Broadway favorites Megan Hilty, Michael McGrath, Hank Azaria and Leslie Kritzer will headline an industry reading of The Honeymooners on November 7. Based on the classic TV series, the new musical comedy, which was at one point slated to run at San Diego’s Old Globe, will have music by Stephen Weiner, lyrics by Peter Mills and a book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss. The workshop will be directed by John Rando, with choreography by Joshua Bergasse. This is definitely one to watch…James Franco is Hopelessly Devoted to MusicalsWill James Franco return to Broadway in a musical? According to JustJared, the stage and screen star said about his recently released comedy series, Making a Scene With James Franco: “We did Grease at this little amusement park near Coney Island…it was making a musical and there’s nothing more fun than that.” We agree Mr. Franco—we’re fantasy casting you in about fifty different tuners right now.B’way Flea Market Hits New HighThe 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised an all-time high of $713,986 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on September 21. Lots on offer included hanging with If/Then’s Idina Menzel and The River’s Hugh Jackman backstage, as well as actually being on stage in shows like Beautiful, Kinky Boots, The Phantom of the Opera and Wicked. More than 60 actors donated their time to sign autographs and take photos—there’s nothing like it when the Broadway community comes together.Into the Woods’ Rob Marshall Already a 2015 Award WinnerChoreographer and director Rob Marshall is set to receive the New York Apple Award at the Casting Society of America 30th Annual Artois Awards. The bicoastal ceremonies will take place on January 22, 2015.  Before that, of course, is the December premiere of the Oscar and Tony nominee’s latest movie, Into the Woods, which as you might have guessed by now, we can’t wait to see! Broadway shows nominated for the event’s awards include A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Beautiful, Hedwig, Les Miz and Violet in the musical category, along with Act One, Casa Valentina, Outside Mullingar and The Realistic Joneses in the comedy category and All the Way, Betrayal, Macbeth, Of Mice and Men and The Winslow Boy in the drama category. Congratulations to all! View Commentscenter_img Megan Hiltylast_img read more

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India’s Modi promotes yoga against coronavirus

first_imgIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extolled yoga as a way of building a “protective shield” of immunity against the coronavirus, as his nation battles a surge in infections.Modi, a keen yoga practitioner who has long espoused the benefits of the ancient Indian practice, gave the advice in a YouTube message ahead of World Yoga Day on Sunday.”We all know that until now nowhere in the world have they been able to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 or coronavirus,” Modi said in the video published Thursday. Modi also hailed yoga as a way to ease the extraordinary stresses people are enduring because of the virus.”Yoga has the potential to cater to the mental, physical and psychological challenges. It puts to test how one can live in challenging times,” he said.In January, the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy) released an advisory on how ancient homeopathy and Ayurveda remedies could help Indians combat the coronavirus.But experts, including the US’ National Institutes of Health, have warned that “no scientific evidence that any of these alternative remedies can prevent or cure COVID-19”.India’s national and state governments have also stressed the importance of mask-wearing and social distancing.The South Asian nation of 1.3 billion people is the fourth worst-hit country in the world with more than 380,000 virus infections, official figures show.Topics : “Which is why right now, only a strong immunity can act as a protective shield or a bodyguard for us and our family members… yoga is our trusted friend in building this protective shield (of immunity).”The Indian leader, a teetotal vegetarian, set up a ministry to promote yoga, Ayurveda and other traditional Indian treatments when he came to power in 2014.Modi initially proposed World Yoga Day to the United Nations, winning approval in 2014. The day normally see masses of people gather for public yoga events not only in India but worldwide but Modi called for people to this year “go indoors”.  last_img read more

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Vardy scores, sees red but Leicester hold on

first_imgLEICESTER, England (AP): Leicester are drawing on the fighting spirit it required to survive in the Premier League a year ago to win the title for the first time. Down to 10 men after being shaken by the dismissal of top scorer Jamie Vardy in the 56th minute, the leaders conceded twice to trail West Ham 2-1. On a day of drama and divisive refereeing at the King Power Stadium, there was one final twist in the fifth minute of stoppage time when Leicester’s substitute striker Leonardo Ulloa displayed coolness from the penalty spot to equalise. Despite dropping points with the 2-2 draw, Leicester extended their lead to eight points over Tottenham, which are at Stoke tonight. “We play every match with blood, heart and soul,” Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said. “I said thank you to my players, my fans. We must believe every time. It’s very important psychologically.” As it stands, Ranieri’s team only requires eight points from its final four matches to be sure of completing one of the most astonishing title wins in the history of English football. What’s more surprising is that the title race isn’t more open, given the collapse of defending champion Chelsea and Manchester rivals City and United struggling for consistency throughout the season. The platform to end a 12-year title drought has also been squandered by Arsenal, which have dropped to fourth this weekend after being held 1-1 by Crystal Palace yesterday. Yannick Bolasie’s late goal canceled out Alexis Sanchez’s first-half opener for Arsenal. Liverpool hasn’t challenged for the title since 2014 and the focus in this season of transition, that has seen Juergen Klopp replace Brendan Rodgers as manager, is now on winning the Europa League. Liverpool, which are eighth in the Premier League, followed up their midweek quarter-final win over Borussia Dortmund by beating Bournemouth 2-1. Daniel Sturridge scored after setting up Roberto Firmino’s opener as Liverpool moved to within two points of sixth-place West Ham with a game in hand to boost their bid for Europa League qualification. Liverpool could still land a spot in the Champions League by winning the Europa League. Leicester have already secured their place in European football’s elite competition for the first time and there’s already a party atmosphere at the King Power as the team edges closer to Premier League glory. perfect start Ranieri’s team Vardy got Leicester off to a perfect start by contributing his 22nd goal of the season in the 18th minute. A counterattack launched by goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s long throw saw Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante carry the ball forward before setting up Vardy to strike across the face of goal into the net. But Vardy received the first of two bookings 10 minutes later for a late sliding challenge on Cheikhou Kouyate. The second came 11 minutes into the second half for being adjudged to have dived after being held back by Angelo Ogbonna and then tangling with the defender. Vardy was furious at being dismissed and he will now miss next Sunday’s game against Swansea through suspension. Leicester clung on, preserving their lead for almost 30 minutes before conceding twice late on. Andy Carroll netted from the spot in the 84th after Leicester captain Wes Morgan shoved Winston Reid over and Aaron Creswell put West Ham in front two minutes later. But four minutes into stoppage time, Carroll shoved Jeffrey Schlupp off the ball and this time Leicester were awarded a penalty by referee Jon Moss and Ulloa claimed a valuable leveler.last_img read more

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High-powered guns found in Berbice

first_imgThree persons were on Friday taken into Police custody following the discovery of two rifles and a quantity of ammunition during a Police operation at Port Mourant,The guns and ammunition found at Port Mourant, Corentyne, BerbiceCorentyne, Berbice.Based on reports received, at approximately 13:00h, Police in B Division (Berbice) acting on information conducted a search on the premises of a 51-year-old mechanic and found two rifles – one with a microscopic lens along with 284 rounds of ammunition, nine empty casings, three magazines and a firearm casing.At the time of the search, three persons were at the location and as such, they were all being grilled in connection with the discovery. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

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Ten South African human rights achievements

first_imgSouth Africa has made some astounding strides in recognising and achieving human rights in the past 23 years. In the run up to Human Rights Day, we look back at some milestones.South Africa is admired around the world for its human rights record. (Image: Flickr, Jeremy Schultz) Shamin ChibbaSince the advent of democracy in South Africa 23 years ago, human rights have played an important role in each of our lives. There have been numerous human rights achievements over the past two decades, the greatest being the Constitution, which was signed into law on 18 December 1996.We present 10 noteworthy feats that changed the country, one of which was the global acknowledgement of South Africa’s sophisticated understanding of human rights.1994: Free health care for pregnant women and children under the age of six is introduced.1995: The death penalty is abolished.Also in 1995: The South African Human Rights Commission is established in October to promote and protect human rights.1998: The government passes the Domestic Violence Act to curb the number of incidents and protect victims.Also in 1998: The government launches the child support grant to help children under the age of seven with R100 a month. Today all children under 18 are included and receive R350 a month.No-fee schools ensure every child has access to basic education, which is a right according to the Constitution. (Image: Shamin Chibba)2006: Same sex marriage is made legal on 30 November.2007: No-fee schools are introduced throughout the country. At the time, 5 million children were set to benefit.Navi Pillay’s appointment as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was an indication that South Africa is highly regarded for its human rights. (Image: Flickr, Australian Human Rights Commission)2008: South African jurist Navi Pillay begins her term as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on 1 September, a post she holds for six years. This was an indication that the world acknowledged South Africa’s sophisticated understanding of human rights.2016: NGO Operation Hydrate is established on 4 January to distribute water to drought stricken areas in South Africa. Within three months, the organisation donates 9 million litres of water.Operation Hydrate looks to collect R95-million by Nelson Mandela Day, 18 July 2016. (Image: Operation Hydrate Facebook)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Financial Planning for the Second Half of Life

first_imgThis post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on September 9, 2014. By Molly C. HerndonSocial Media SpecialistOn September 23, Dr. Barbara O’Neill will present Financial Planning for the Second Half of Life. More than a webinar about retirement planning, this 90-minute session will focus on:Common financial errors of older adultsStatistics about older adult financesCommon later life financial characteristics and required decisions15 key later life financial planning topics (e.g., creating a retirement “paycheck,” required minimum distributions, untitled property transfers, and leaving a legacy)Personal finance resources for older adults and financial practitionersPhoto by Jon Rawlinson. Licensed Creative Commons.This webinar will allow participants to engage in an interactive discussion of the realities of retirement finances, including selecting and paying for health care benefits, managing asset withdrawals, and creating workable retirement planning strategies for older adult clients.To join, review the slides and for more information about the speaker, click here.last_img read more

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23RD FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEEDS OFF OF REALITY

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “The last time we saw genre films that were so anguished goes back to Bush-era 9/11,” he said. “The world is going to more frightening places, and genre films express that worry, anger and devastation, which leads to commentary, discussion and confrontation. That’s when genre is at its most interesting. It’s the only silver lining in horrible times.”Davis pointed to Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium (Friday, 9:30 p.m., Concordia’s Alumni Auditorium), starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots as a young couple trapped in a mysterious suburban development project, which screened as part of Cannes Critics’ Week.“It’s a black comedy, sci-fi horror film that feels like something out of The Twilight Zone,” he said. “They’re trapped in a new real estate development. Then a child appears and they have to take care of it. It’s an interesting allegory of what home ownership does to young parents, and of the suburbs as a place where people are isolated to be breeders and consumers.” If you think the world’s current political climate is scary, wait till you see the latest batch of genre movies that have emerged from it.The 23rd Fantasia International Film Festival opens Thursday and presents 130 features and over 200 shorts, through Aug. 1. As usual, it’s a mad grab bag of horror, action, thrillers and offbeat comedy, combined with an in-depth survey of the year in Asian cinema.Pondering the mayhem, Fantasia co-director and director of international programming Mitch Davis noted that this year’s crop boasts a particularly twisted batch of movies, even for a festival as wild as Fantasia.last_img read more

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