Men’s Tennis sweeps ITA Kickoff Weekend, books trip to Chicago for ITA Indoor Finals

first_img2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Jack Wallace Linkedin Facebook Jack Wallace printAlastair Gray reaches to try and win a crucial point in TCU’s win against Oklahoma State this Sunday. Photo by Jack WallaceTCU Men’s Tennis bounced back after their season-opening loss with two 4-0 wins over Loyola Marymount and No. 20 Oklahoma State. The win sends TCU over .500 after an ugly loss at Tulsa last weekend.“Everybody showed up,” said senior Alex Rybakov. “Every single person, all the freshmen, all the upperclassmen, everybody. It was overall a great team effort.”Early Doubles Bumps Brushed OffSaturday’s doubles competition was a close call after sophomore Bertus Kruger and senior Reese Stalder lost 6-3. Rybakov and junior Alastair Gray followed with a 6-2 win and first-years Luc Fomba and Sander Jong clinched after a 6-4 win.Sander Jong (left) and Luc Fomba (right) share a fist bump after a won point this Sunday against Oklahoma State. Photo by Jack WallaceSunday opened with the doubles competition, with Kruger/Stalder posting a 6-3 win. Fomba/Jong finished the sweep with a 6-3 win as well, clinching the doubles point for the Frogs.Singles Continue the SweepTCU quickly claimed a title game spot on Saturday, with victories by Stalder (6-0, 6-2), Kruger (7-5, 6-1), and Fomba (6-4, 6-2) over Loyola Marymount.Stalder’s was a case of sweet revenge, avenging his doubles loss earlier that afternoon.On Sunday, all TCU players again won in straight sets, with Stalder finishing first for the Frogs, winning 6-3, 6-1. Kruger came right after with a dominating 6-2, 6-1 win. Rybakov won the deciding match, 6-3, 6-1.Alex Rybakov makes his serve to open his doubles match this Sunday against Oklahoma State. Photo by Jack WallaceRybakov Remains RelentlessRybakov stands at No. 14 nationally in singles rankings, the highest of any TCU player and the second highest among Big 12 players.His strong finish this weekend has his singles record at a still-undefeated 10-0. Rybakov looks to continue to lead the Horned Frogs to a solid season once again, vying for their fourth-straight Big 12 regular-season title, and third Big 12 tournament championship in the last four years.“Our potential is great,” Rybakov said. “Obviously the goal is to keep the Big 12, as we’ve been doing, but we’re going to take it match by match, one game at a time.”As one of the highest attended tennis teams in the Big 12, loyal Horned Frogs did not disappoint, with more than 850 fans in attendance over the two matches.Head Coach David Roditi celebrates with his son after TCU’s victory this Sunday against Oklahoma State. Photo by Jack Wallace“We see different people from the community coming out,” head coach David Roditi said. “It’s a beautiful tennis center on a beautiful day. Today, in my opinion, this was the place to be.”Up Next:TCU came into the weekend ranked No. 22 in the nation and will surely climb after not only a tournament win but a win over a ranked conference foe.The win also earns the team a trip to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Team Indoor Championship Feb. 15-18 in Chicago, IL.“Our guys, we’re hungry,” coach Roditi said. “That was the goal, the goal was to get to Chicago and we were fortunate today to play well.”Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Jack Wallace + posts Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Facebook Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Previous articleHoroscope: January 29, 2019Next articleTCU struggles to match offensive firepower of No. 16 Texas Tech, suffers worst loss of season 84-65 Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The team earned an invitation to the ITA National Tournament after this weekends wins. Photo by Jack Wallace Jack Wallace 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Jack Wallace Linkedin TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt TCU News Now 4/28/2021 TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC Westlast_img read more

RSF concerned by certain provisions of Trinidad and Tobago’s Cybercrime Bill

first_img Trinidad and TobagoAmericas Online freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet to go further May 12th, 2017 Hon. Dr Keith Rowley Office of the Prime Minister 13-15 St Clair Avenue Port of Spain Trinidad & Tobago Re: Cybercrime Bill Dear Prime Minister Rowley,Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international organisation that defends freedom of information, would like to express to you its concern about the proposed Cybercrime Bill currently under consideration in Parliament.We do not dispute the principle of this law. The Internet should not escape government regulation altogether, and we believe that it is perfectly legitimate to proscribe conduct such as computer fraud, identity theft and—even more serious—child pornography.However, we regard some of the provisions in this law as extremely damaging to the free flow of news and information and as harmful to public debate.For example, Section 8(1) states: “A person who intentionally and without lawful excuse or justification accesses a computer system without authorisation, or by exceeding authorised access, and obtains computer data commits an offence.” Offenders can be sentenced to up to three years’ imprisonment and mandated to pay a fine of up to five hundred thousand dollars.This section could pose an obstacle to the freedom of the press. Specifically, it could be used to penalise journalists and media organisations for publishing reports on corporate corruption revealed by a confidential source—even if the journalists earnestly believed that the source was legally able to share information. We are also concerned about the breadth of the provision’s applicability. The bill lacks a precise definition for the term “authorisation” or the concept of “exceeding authorised access”. Under a broad interpretation, even minor misconduct, including violating a website’s terms of service agreement, might constitute an offence under this provision. This could impede the free flow of information.Section 12 creates the offence of unauthorised granting of access to computer data that “relates to the national security of the state.” Offenders can be sentenced to up to five years’ imprisonment and mandated to pay a fine of up to five hundred thousand dollars. Once again, the bill lacks a precise definition for the term “national security.” Such an overly broad legislative area would likely be used to suppress information. Further, Section 18 prohibits using a computer system to communicate with the “intention to cause harm to another person.” “Harm” is defined as “serious emotional distress.” Offenders can be sentenced to up to five years’ imprisonment and mandated to pay a fine of up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. This language is subjective, and it could, for instance, be used to prosecute reporters who expose criminal conduct committed by a public figure—assuming that the public figure could plausibly assert damaged reputation that caused serious emotional distress. RSF considers laws like this one that might criminalise even mildly defamatory speech to have a chilling effect on the freedom of expression.Section 18(2) lists several factors that may be taken into account by a Court where relevant in determining if an offence has been committed: “the extremity of the language”, “age and characteristics of the person involved”, anonymity of the communication, repetition, “the extent of circulation”, “whether the communication is true or false” and the context. While this provision alludes to an eventual exemption if the information communicated was true, such an exemption does not enter into play until an offender has been taken to court, and even then it remains under the complete discretion of the judge to consider such an exemption. Thus there is a significant risk that journalists and media groups will turn to self-censorship in order to avoid burdensome and expensive litigation under this clause. The danger posed by each of these provisions is all the greater because the bill provides for wide-ranging jurisdiction and gives the police and judicial authorities broad authority to access the personal data of individuals under investigation. Section 28, for example, authorises the use of remote forensic tools to intercept private data. For these reasons, we urge you not to pass this bill into law in its present form. We ask you to amend the most sensitive clauses that may impact the freedom of information by including, for example, a public-interest exemption for Sections 8, 12, and 18 and a robust factual-information exemption for Section 18. We thank you in advance for the attention you give this letter. We remain available to discuss any further questions or concerns you may have. Sincerely,Christophe DeloireRSF Secretary-GeneralTrinidad and Tobago ranks 34 out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index.NOTE: RSF has updated its letter to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago based on the latest version of the proposed legislation. June 13, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation News October 26, 2018 Find out more May 9, 2017 – Updated on May 12, 2017 RSF concerned by certain provisions of Trinidad and Tobago’s Cybercrime Bill Follow the news on Trinidad and Tobago News RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) sent the following letter to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago expressing its concerns that certain provisions of the Cybercrime bill pose a serious threat to press freedom, access to information, and online debate. The bill is currently under review by Trinidad and Tobago’s Parliament. Trinidad and Tobago – Parliament considers restrictive amendments to the Freedom of Information Act Trinidad and TobagoAmericas Online freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet Help by sharing this information News News Alert – Radio talk show host shot and killed in Trinidad and Tobago September 22, 2017 Find out more Photojournalists physically assaulted while reporting in Trinidad and Tobagolast_img read more

Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener

first_imgThe Heat, the Eastern Conference fifth seeds who swept the Indiana Pacers before toppling the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics on the way to the Finals, showed no sign of nerves in an energetic start against the Western Conference top seeds, racing to a 13-point lead midway through the first quarter.But the Lakers inexorably seized control and the Heat’s dream start devolved into a nightmare with key contributors Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo exiting with injuries and star forward Jimmy Butler hobbled by a twisted ankle.Butler still scored 23 points to lead the Heat, who will try to bounce back in game two on Friday. ‘We came out slow’ Davis and James both said the Lakers need to start stronger in game two, after Miami came out firing.”They came out very hot, we came out slow.”Added James: “I think they smacked us in the mouth, and we got a sense of that.”And so we knew how hard we had to play if we wanted to try to make it a game. From that moment when it was 23-10, we started to play to our capabilities. We started flying around. We started getting defensive stops. We started sharing the ball a lot better offensively and just got into a really good groove.”Caldwell-Pope drained back-to-back three-pointers to trim the deficit to 25-18 and Davis knotted the score 28-28 on a layup off an assist from James before finding reserve Alex Caruso for a three-pointer to end the first with the Lakers up 31-28.Los Angeles continued to pour it on in the second quarter, out-scoring the Heat 34-20 to take a 48-65 lead into the break.Three-pointers from Kyle Kuzma and Rajon Rondo pushed the Lakers’ lead to 37-32 less than two minutes into the second period.Two three-pointers from rookie Tyler Herro briefly saw the Heat lead  43-41 — but the Lakers responded and pulled away courtesy of a 64.7% success rate from three-point range in the first half, when they made 11 of 17 from beyond the arc.Overall the Lakers shot 45.2% from the field and made 15 three-pointers. They out-rebounded the Heat 54-36.After Caldwell-Pope came up with a steal a driving Kuzma found Davis for a dunk that made it 61-48 with 1:15 left in the first half.James made two free throws and Davis threw down a dunk to stretch the Lakers’ lead to 17 after a first half that saw James shaking out a shoulder after colliding on the floor with Jae Crowder in pursuit of a loose ball.But Miami endured worse injury news, with Dragic — the Heat’s leading scorer in the playoffs — exiting at halftime with a left foot injury.Adebayo departed in the third quarter with a left shoulder problem as Butler played on despite twisting his left ankle in the first half.Immediately after the game, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he did not yet know the prognosis for Dragic and Adebayo.”Regardless,” he said, “The Lakers set the tenor, the tone, the force, the physicality for the majority of the game.”They just took control and we weren’t able to get it back.”Lakers coach Frank Vogel said his team would attempt to keep applying the same kind of pressure in game two.”This is just one win,” Vogel said. “We’re happy that we got the win, but we’ve got to keep our foot on the gas.” “I felt good,” Davis said. “A little nervous, but when the ball was tipped up, I just went out there and played basketball. This is a moment I’ve waited for my entire career and I want to make sure I take the opportunity, because it doesn’t come around too often.”LeBron James, the fourth player to make a 10th appearance in the NBA Finals, was just shy of a triple double with 25 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists.”We’ve got a lot more work to do,” James said afterwards. “The job is not done. We’re not satisfied winning one game. It’s that simple.”Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 13 points and Danny Green contributed 11 for the Lakers, who led by as many as 32 points. The Los Angeles Lakers manhandled the Miami Heat 116-98 in game one of the NBA Finals on Wednesday in a dominant start to their quest for a 17th championship.After a 10-year absence from the championship series, the Lakers returned with a vengeance in the NBA’s quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida.Anthony Davis, in the best-of-seven title series for the first time after years of frustration in New Orleans, scored 34 points to lead the Lakers. Topics :last_img read more

PHOTO: Hopper Dredger Pallieter Working in Borsele

first_imgImage source: DEMEBeach nourishment is a soft alternative to hard coastal defenses and protects against flooding and erosion by dissipating the wave energy.Also referred to as beach replenishment, the work describes a process by which sediment, usually sand, lost through longshore drift or erosion is replaced from other sources.It is executed with natural elements and allows for a dynamic approach by working with the nature.Beach nourishment restores the natural order and strengthens age-old natural processes. Moreover, it creates an environment for developing tourism and related services.A wider beach can reduce storm damage to coastal structures by dissipating energy across the surf zone, protecting upland structures and infrastructure from storm surges, tsunamis and unusually high tides.DEME (Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV) has just released a couple of beautiful photos from the Borsele Beach Nourishment works.According to the company, the trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Pallieter’ can be spotted at “strandje Baarland” in Borsele, spraying some 20,000 cubic meters of sand onto the beach in one day.last_img read more

Tipp – Galway clash predicted to be a cracker

first_imgThe Tribesmen overcame Cork at the weekend to set up the All Ireland line up decider with The Premier who saw off the challenge of Waterford earlier this month to take the Munster title.Former Clare manager Tony Considine says both sides are very skilful and this will result in a 1st class match if they bring their A game.last_img

Ballr nets Asian DFS partnership with Juventus FC

first_img LiveScore celebrates streaming service launch with Serie A partnership June 17, 2020 LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Submit Share Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport” June 18, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Asian-focused live fantasy sports operator Ballr, has confirmed that it has reached a commercial agreement with Italian Serie A champions Juventus FC, becoming the Turin football club’s official ‘Regional Games Partner for Asia’.  The regional marketing deal, will see the Ballr brand promoted throughout Juventus’ Asian assets and initiatives, including the ‘Bianconeri’ future tours of Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.The ‘mobile first’ dfs operator, boosts its football partnership portfolio which currently includes Manchester City and Spain’s La Liga.Ballr’s live fantasy sports game allows users to play against each other in real time during matches, choosing soccer players to earn points based on performance levels.Sam Jones, Founder & Chief Executive of Ballr, commented on the Juventus partnership: “Our mission at Ballr is to connect the world during live sports events.“Serie A remains one of the most watched leagues in world football. We are thrilled to have joined forces with Juventus. Not only are Juve one of the top clubs on the planet, they have been crowned Italian champions for the last five years running and are the pre-eminent brand in Italian sport.” Related Articleslast_img read more

Freddie Eugene Cottle, 91, South Haven: June 8, 1924 – Sept. 23, 2015

first_imgFred CottleFreddie Eugene Cottle, age 91, of South Haven, died Wednesday afternoon, September 23, 2015 at the Wellington Health and Rehab facility.Fred Cottle, the son of Roy and Beulah (Robinson) Cottle, was born at home on the Drury Road, South Haven, KS on June 8, 1924.  Freddie was the youngest of four children.Upon graduating from High School in 1942, Freddie started farming, custom harvesting, and working for Boeing Aircraft.  After planting 69 wheat crops and working 41 years at Boeing he decided it was time to retire.  Fred joined the South Haven Methodist Church in 2001.He met Marjy at the South Haven High School Alumni Banquet in 1998.  She had driven up from Granbury, TX for her 55th Class Reunion.  They exchanged telephone numbers and the courtship between Kansas and Texas began. They were married in Judge Roy Bean’s Chapel in Eureka Springs, AR on February 1, 2001.Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Lillian Johnson and Eunice Ingle; and son, Terry Wrench.Survivors include his wife, Marjy of South Haven, KS; two children, Mike Cottle of Bakersfield, CA and Rosalyn Barney of Winfield, KS; sister, Gladys Grimm of Caldwell, KS; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and cousins.Funeral Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in South Haven, KS  on Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. Pastor Darren Williams will officiate.  Interment will be at Sumner Memorial Gardens on Monday morning, September 28, 2015 at 11 a.m.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon, September 26, 2015 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m.A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Gang leader who attempted to escape a prison found dead in his cell

first_imgNews outlets in Brazil are reporting that the gang leader who attempted to escape a jail by dressing up as his teen daughter has been found dead in his cell.Clauvino da Silva was found dead Tuesday in what authorities believe was the result of suicide.Da Silva made headlines Monday after Brazilian authorities caught him attempting walk out of the front doors of the jail wearing a mask, a wig, and women’s shirt, and skinny jeans.Authorities said they noticed something was off when Da Silva began acting suspiciously after he was asked for his ID.He was then made to strip off his disguise in front of cameras. The video was then leaked to media outlets where it went viral.Da Silva was moved to solitary confinement where authorities later found his body.last_img read more

Bassett earns inaugural ride on Whitewater’s Glory Ridge Chair

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsMarley Bassett of Nelson has won the right to the first ride heading up the new Glory Ridge triple chair at Whitewater Ski Resort.The twenty-something Bassett had the winning ticket during the raffle draw Monday at Whitewater.Bassett now joins two of friends on the first chair when the lift is open later this week.“We’re working through some remaining safety measures so we can open the chair,” Marketing Manager Anne Pigeon told The Nelson Daily Wednesday night.Pigeon said crews worked late into the night both Tuesday and Wednesday to complete the necessary safety tasks. Pigeon added Whitewater would make the call on when to open the new triple chair Thursday.Tentative date is Friday or Sunday.The Glory Ridge raffle was a tremendous success. Proceeds went to helping the Whitewater Ski Team, the Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaris, and the Nelson Food Cupboard.Whitewater currently has a base at the top of the Summit of 154 cm/60.6 inches.The hill is open from 11a.m. to 3p.m. on Christmas Day with the Silver King chair in [email protected]last_img read more

Hawks double Leafs to open up four-point lead in Murdoch; teams meet for New Year’s Eve clash Wednesday

first_imgNelson has lost the last three New Year’s Eve games — twice to Beaver Valley (3-2, 2013 — 7-5, 2012) and once to Spokane Braves (3-2, 2011).The last time Nelson won the afternoon tilt came in 2009 when Nelson double Spokane 4-2.The win was the second straight for the Leafs, which knocked off West Kootenay rival Castlegar 6-3 in 2009.Leafs get break in January scheduleNelson, which enters today’s game against the Hawks with a 3-3-1 mark in the month of December, has an excellent chance to do some damage in January in the Murdoch Division as the club plays seven of its 11 scheduled games in at home in the NDCC Arena.The Leafs started the home schedule off this coming weekend with doubleheader against Revelstoke Saturday (January 3) and 100 Mile House Wranglers Sunday (January 4).Saturday’s game starts at 7 p.m. and Sunday, is a 2:30 p.m. puck drop.Hawks take over Murdoch leadBeaver Valley held a two-point lead over Nelson in Murdoch Division standings entering Tuesday’s game in Fruitvale after edging Castlegar Rebels 5-3 at home Monday.The contest, the eighth straight win for the Hawks, was the game-in-hand the Hawks held over the Leafs following the Christmas Holiday break in the KIJHL schedule.Castlegar, which has played three more games than both Nelson and Beaver Valley, trail the Leafs by a single point.The eight straight wins also makes the Hawks the hottest team in the entire KIJHL.Assistant Sean Dooley takes over from McLellanLeaf head coach Dave McLellan missed both games against Beaver Valley, deciding to remain with his family on the Lower Mainland during the break.McLellan was a late addition to the head coaching position after accepting the post in late summer.McLellan’s family decided to remain on the Lower Mainland this season. To the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, it’s not what you do in the first three months of the season it’s what you do in the last three months.The defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions won for the ninth consecutive time by posting a 4-2 decision over Murdoch rivals Nelson Leafs Tuesday at the Hawks Nest in Fruitvale.The win opens a four-point gap in the Murdoch Division for Beaver Valley over second-place Nelson.Former Leaf Walker Sidoni provided the offence for Beaver Valley, scoring twice and adding two assists to lead the Hawks. Sidoni’s second marker came midway through the third period shorthanded.Taylor Stafford, on the power play, and Spencer McLean, into an empty net, completed the Beaver Valley scoring.Stafford and former Leaf Jacob Boycuk each had three points in the game.Matt MacDonald scored the only goal for Nelson, which led 1-0 after the first period.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 34-24 in the game to give starting goalie Connor Schamerhorn his eighth win of the season.Leaf goalie Adam Maida took the loss.The teams get right back at it Wednesday in Nelson in the annual New Year’s Eve Battle at the NDCC Arena.Game time is 2:30 p.m.Leafs New Year’s Eve meltdownThe traditional New Year’s Eve games have not been a great way for the Leafs to ring in the New Year.last_img read more