TCU survives against Northwestern State to advance to 4-0

first_img Previous articleHoroscope: December 3, 2020Next articleHoroscope: December 4, 2020 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Kevin Samuel (21) high fives Jaedon LeDee (23) midway through TCU’s win over Northwestern State on Dec. 3, 2020. Photo courtesy of ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook + posts Colin Post Twitter Colin Post Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printComing off of their Hall of Fame Classic championship, TCU Basketball survived a strong effort from Northwestern State to improve to 4-0 with a 74-68 win on Thursday night.“Good win for us. I thought we’d be better,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “Simply put: we weren’t as good as I thought we’d be.”Amidst several surges by the Devils, the Frogs relied heavily on the scoring of guard R.J. Nembhard, who poured in a game-high 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting.The junior was all over the stat sheet, adding eight rebounds, three assists, a block, and a steal to his scoring effort.TCU outrebounded Northwestern State 44-35, largely due to the efforts of center Kevin Samuel. The 6′ 11″, 255-pounder tallied his second double-double of the year, grabbing a game-high 15 boards to go with his 12 points.Samuel also added three blocks in the game. He now has 171 in his career, tied with Vladimir Brodziansky and James Penny for most all-time in school history.The Frogs struggled from behind-the-arc and the free-throw line. TCU made just seven of their 26 three-point attempts while shooting 50 percent from the charity stripe.“You can’t really separate from a team when they foul you and you can’t make free throws,” Dixon said. “We’ve been doing that consistently for four games.”The Devils’ Trenton Massner and Kendal Coleman kept them in the game with consistent and efficient scoring. The duo went a combined 14-for-23 with 36 points on the night.After struggling with efficiency in his first two games of the season (5-for-21 combined), Nembhard started the game red hot, hitting his first four shots and scoring 10 of TCU’s first 14 points.“My teammates have a lot of confidence in me. My coaches have a lot of confidence in me,” Nembhard said. “I worked really hard, so I wasn’t really worried about the rhythm coming.”On the other end, Massner looked unfazed by Nembhard’s strong start. The guard hit four of his first six shots for 10 early points of his own to keep the Devils within a bucket seven minutes into the game.Just five minutes later, TCU’s lead had ballooned to 11 as four-straight made shots propelled them into a 9-0 run.Once again, Northwestern State refused to go away, capitalizing on turnovers and poor three-point shooting by TCU to make it just a six-point game at the half.The Frogs committed seven turnovers and shot just 4-for-15 from behind-the-arc in the first half. Despite having a four-inch height advantage over the Devils’ starting big man, Samuel took just four shots in the first 30 minutes, making three.Northwestern State looked hungry for an upset coming out of halftime. Just two and a half minutes into the second half, the Devils took a one-point lead, forcing a TCU timeout.Seven-straight points from sophomore P.J. Fuller helped the Frogs get back on track, but they were unable to put any significant ground between them and the Devils until late in the second half.Eventually, Nembhard’s continued scoring and Samuel’s dominant presence on the boards wore down on Northwestern State, and TCU was able to extend their lead to double digits again with eight minutes to go.From there, the Frogs’ lead fluctuated between eight and 12, with a late steal by guard Francisco Farabello leading to a dunk by forward Jaedon LeDee to seal the win for TCU.Fuller and LeDee rounded out TCU’s double-digit scorers, contributing 13 and 11 points, respectively. Farabello tied his career-best with seven assists and zero turnovers. Despite the Frogs’ struggles, Dixon did mention after the game that it was good for TCU to have all 13 of their players available in the contest for the first time this season.“It’s a no-excuse season,” Dixon said. “We’ve got to become a no-excuse program, a no-excuse ball club.”Up next, TCU will jump right into conference play with a matchup against Oklahoma at home on Sunday. Tipoff against the Sooners is set for Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Post Colin Post Facebook Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Linkedin ReddIt Twitter Colin Post Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

SMC alumna helps refugees settle in South Bend

first_imgWhen Hazim Al-Adilee arrived in the U.S. in 2014, his wife Entidhar Abbood was nearly 7,000 miles away in Jordan, having been denied relocation privileges. Now, more than two years later, Abbood’s application to enter the U.S. has still not been approved, as Al-Adilee discussed at a lecture about migration on Tuesday at Saint Mary’s.Al-Adilee said his family established a happy life in Iraq, where he and his wife both worked as teachers, but was forced to move to Jordan after the rise of insurgents in his homeland.“They kill anybody in Iraq, especially if they know he is a teacher, a doctor,” Al-Adilee said. “We don’t know what happened. We are now refugees.”Al-Adilee said President Donald Trump’s desire to stop the entry of nationals from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen into the U.S. may prevent him from seeing his wife ever again. The situation is further complicated because Abbood suffers from diabetes and heart disease, according to Al-Adilee.“I have a green card now, but I cannot go back to help her,” he said. “If I go out of the U.S., I cannot enter again. That is a problem for me.”Alumna Laurie Pinter, class of ’84, who helps settle refugees in South Bend, said she aims to connect refugees with resources in the community that can fulfill their legal and medical needs. She said she works with a task force that arranges household items, enrolls children in school and conducts a cultural orientation for the refugees to make their transition easier. “We are supposed to have refugees settled and independent in 90 days,” Pinter said.“In anticipation of Hazim’s wife coming, we are trying to prepare what cardiologists we are going to have working with her.” Pinter said she strives to make refugees feel welcome in the U.S. by surrounding them with members of the local community.“As a resettlement agency, you’re trying to find a sponsor group, which often is a church, because as case managers … you are so busy,” Pinter said. “You don’t have the time to sit and socialize.”According to Pinter, many refugees are surprised that Americans spend so little quality time with their loved ones.“It’s really important to connect families with a group that can spend that time being social,” she said. “What I’ve learned doing this work is that we really are not a very social culture because people are shocked how busy we are as Americans. Having that church group that can help them acclimate and learn things about our culture is really important.”Pinter said the sheer number of steps involved in applying to enter the U.S. can be daunting, which likely discourages people with harmful motives from relocating to the country. “I just don’t think this is a way any possible terrorist is going to choose to come to the United States because it’s tough to get through this process,” Pinter said. According to Pinter, students should aim to dispel misconceptions about refugees while fostering dialogue with people who hold opposing viewpoints.“Stay informed,” she said. “Be aware. Use your voice to speak up. You have to hear what the other side is saying. Once in a while, listen in on people who are anti-refugee or anti-immigrant to know what the other side is saying and to have those conversations.”Tags: executive order, Refugees, SMC alumna, South Bendlast_img read more

First Ship Arrives at New Fujairah Terminals

first_imgImage Courtesy: Abu Dhabi PortsThe newly established Fujairah Terminals welcomed its first container feeder vessel, the Dubai Alliance.This is the first ship to arrive at the terminal, which is wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of ports within Abu Dhabi, Fujairah Port and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), after a concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah was signed in June this year.Dubai Alliance is a vessel under Star Feeders LLC, a specialist short-sea common carrier container feeder service that operates a feeder network between UAE ports.Following the signing of the 35-year concession agreement with the Fujairah Port that granted Abu Dhabi Ports exclusive rights to develop port infrastructure and undertake operations for containers, general cargo, RoRo and cruise ships, Fujairah Terminals was established and took over management of the terminals from Fujairah Port Authority from August 1.“We are marking the beginning of a new era for both Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah under the new management of Fujairah Terminals. The investment in port infrastructure will go a long way to strengthening development and operation of ports and terminals across the UAE and its contribution to the growth of a diversified, knowledge-based economy highlighting Fujairah’s strategic role in the UAE’s maritime and trade growth, bringing about a marked increase in vessel calls, such as the Dubai Alliance and many more to come,” Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, commented.Furthermore, Abu Dhabi Ports will retain the exclusive management of container business throughout the emirate of Fujairah for container business.Further terms of the agreement include enhancing the port’s ability to cater to larger vessels through the deepening of berths and building almost 300,000 sqm yard of storage space, as well as a 1km quay. The company will also invest in new technological equipment to increase operational efficiencies and services.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – October 23, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Two fully dry days are before us here as we move through today and tomorrow. We should see good sun each day, as the low pressure circulation from this most recent system lifts northeast toward Hudson Bay. We will remain cool, but relatively close to normal for this time of year.On Friday we have  a little batch of moisture streaking in for the morning hours from US 30 northward, and in there we cant rule out a shower or two. Moisture availability is low, so if we see anything, we would be looking more at a few hundredths. But, we will keep our eyes open there. The rest of the state (and the rest of the day, really) will turn out partly to mostly sunny.There is a good bit of uncertainty around the arrival of our next well organized system for the entire state. Some models are bringing in action as soon as Friday late afternoon and evening, but keeping moisture totals low, while other models are giving a little more of a dry window ahead of the system, keeping it out until later Saturday and early Sunday, but bringing significantly larger rain totals. The known is that we will see rain, at some point late week and weekend, and the most general totals will be .25″-1″. However, timing and intensity are still tough to pin down right now…so we will wait for more data later today.10 day rain potentialBehind that system we do go dry relatively quickly, and stay mostly sunny and dry through next Tuesday. Temps will be cool to start, but will moderate again by Tuesday afternoon. A cold front moves in quickly next Wednesday, triggering showers over most of Ohio. We expect rain totals to be .1″-.1″ over 80% of Ohio, but we may have a slightly higher focus along and north of I-70. Behind that front we finish the 10 day window with sunshine, a few clouds and colder air again.The extended window continues that dry pattern with partly sunny skies for Saturday the 2nd. On the 3rd we see scattered showers over southern and southwest Ohio, but nothing anywhere else, and moisture totals will be pretty minor. After a dry start to the first week of November, we see rain on Tuesday the 5th with totals from .5″-1.5″ and coverage at 90%. Dry to finish the 11-16 day window with partly sunny skies and another good chill for the 6th and 7th.last_img read more

Asian Games 2014: National coach accused of harassment

first_imgA gymnast and his coach who are attending a national camp for the upcoming Asian Games, have been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a woman gymnast at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium here, police said on Tuesday.A case on charges of gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman and for criminal intimidation under various sections of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the I.P. Estate police station after the 29-year-old woman gymnast approached police on Monday.She told police in her complaint that she was harassed by the coach and the gymnast during the evening gymnastics session at the stadium Sep 2.She said the two passed some vulgar remarks about her clothes and also made some indecent comments on her.Police said the woman has informed her coaches about the incident.last_img read more

World Cup 2018: Even Mo Salah could not fulfill the Egyptian dream in Russia

first_imgA football World Cup is special for every team but it was a little extra special for Egypt as they made a comeback to the quadrennial event after 28 years.In their previous appearances, the Pharaohs had failed to register even a single win. But with Mohamed Salah in their ranks this time, Egypt were hoping to finally bring an end to their win-less run. But that didn’t happen.Salah, who scored 44 goals in his debut campaign for Liverpool, suffered a shoulder injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid and that proved too costly for his nation as heavily impacted their preparations for the World Cup.”It would have been a lot more desirable to have had him with us as we prepared,” mused coach Hector Cuper, whose meticulous pre-tournament preparations in Switzerland were skipped by Salah as the striker battled to be fit for Russia.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe ‘will he, won’t he play’ speculation extended past the opening game, where Cuper took a view that the match against Uruguay would be their toughest Group A assignment and opted not to risk Salah with two less taxing fixtures to follow.Salah’s subsequent comeback was expected to lift Egypt’s performance up several gears and although he scored against Russia and Saudi Arabia, they lost both to limp home amid bitter disappointment and still without a win at the finals.There had been high expectations after Egypt qualified last year, ramped up after the North Africans were handed what most fans considered a favourable draw and with Salah’s remarkable goal-scoring exploits for Liverpool adding fuel to the fire.advertisementFIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLESince their last appearance in 1990, Egypt dominated African football in both the African Nations Cup and at club level but botched successive World Cup qualifying campaigns until reaching the finals became an obsessive aim for the country.Veteran Argentine-born coach Cuper delivered the Holy Grail, whipping a relatively inexperienced squad into a workmanlike outfit, which served primarily to exploit Salah’s speed on the counter attack.However, an over-reliance on the 26-year-old became all too apparent as Egyptians recoiled in horror when he landed awkwardly on his shoulder in Kiev, in a tumble whose painful outcome effectively sabotaged their hopes.The team now heads home to an uncertain future with Cuper set to depart and the domestic game in turmoil as clubs feel the financial pinch of spectator restrictions imposed by authorities in the wake of the Arab Spring uprising some seven years ago.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Mar 2016 – Repeated instances of sabotage to the fire trucks at the South Caicos airport have hindered operations and on Friday the TCIAA clarified that these senseless acts did not cause the airport to be completely closed. InterCaribbean Airways had found that request to have the larger, 30-seater aircraft fly into the South Caicos airport recently for a funeral could not be accommodated because the fire service was not up to Civil Aviation standard.One truck was down; ICA usually flies a 9-seater into South. Magnetic Media spoke to Trevor Sadler, GM of InterCaribbean Airways on Friday (Mar 4) he said the TCIAA should do a better job of security the property which includes the fire trucks, the airport site where there is construction underway and the runway. The inability to accommodate that InterCaribbean Airways bigger plane into South Caicos created a dismal situation for family and friends. “We were entirely disappointed with the Airports Authority not securing the highly valuable equipment; especially since it is so important to the people of South Caicos.” The Airports Authority said they are shocked by the vandalism; and have now beefed up security at the property. Sadler agrees that it is about time security was enhanced, especially since there have been repeated strikes on the trucks. Recommended for you Related Items:Intercaribbean Airways, sabotage, south caicos airport, Tciaa Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Turks and Caicos airline, ICA, now flies to Havana Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claimlast_img read more

Padres radio station 973 to become The Fan following social media controversy

first_img , April 12, 2018 Padres radio station 97.3 to become ‘The Fan’ following social media controversy Posted: April 12, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsChris Ello joined Good Morning San Diego to talk about 97.3’s rebranding as “The Fan” following a controversial social media post.On March 26, a social media post by 97.3 The Machine morning show host-to-be Kevin Klein sparked issues with the Padres just days before the season began.After two weeks of discussion, 97.3 will go away with their sports/comedy format and shift towards an all-sports format as 97.3 The Fan.The new Padres radio network will feature an evening show starring Tony Gwynn Jr. and Chris Ello from 3 to 7 p.m.Klein, who sparked the controversy after tweeting a picture of the Coronado Bridge with the word “Jump” to promote his show, will not be a part of the network moving forward. Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News, Sports FacebookTwitter Updated: 11:34 AMlast_img read more