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KaVontae Turpin earns Big 12 conference honor for second consecutive week

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first_imgGarrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ + posts Garrett Podell printThe Big 12 Conference named TCU’s KaVontae Turpin as its Special Teams Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. TCU head coach Gary Patterson said Turpin’s passion helps fuel the success on gameday.“Turp just loves to play the game,” Patterson said. “You put him out there in front of people and he loves to play.”Saturday, Turpin totaled 169 return yards, including a career-long 64-yard kickoff return with less than a minute to play in regulation, putting TCU in field goal position for a potential win against the Arkansas Razorbacks.“Turpin is everywhere and he’s one of those guys who you can’t quantify by size what he means to a football team and what he does,” Patterson said.Turpin tied a career high with seven receptions for 126 yards while recording a career-best 3695 all-purpose yards. He averaged 22.7 yards each time he touched the ball.Turpin leads the Big 12 in punt return average (28.8 yards) and kickoff return average (34.0 yards). He also leads the nation in all-purpose yards (236.0 yards per game). He is the only player nationally to rank in the top five in both categories, placing second in punt returns and fifth in kickoff returns.  Turpin also leads the Horned Frogs with 14 catches. His own personal record has been tied with seven catches in each of TCU’s first two games.Patterson compared Turpin to former TCU wide receiver Jeremy Kerley, who Monday night led the San Francisco 49ers with seven receptions for a team-high 61 yards in the team’s victory against the Los Angeles Rams. The Horned Frogs face the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday at 11 a.m. in Amon G. Carter Stadium. Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas ReddIt Facebook 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/ Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin fields a kick against the Arkansas Razorbacks.Courtesy of Sam Bruton Linkedincenter_img TAGSquiz – interactive TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Twitter Twitter ReddIt Previous articleTCU class of 2020 breaks gender ratioNext articleChick-fil-A day showcases new menu items at TCU location Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

International Air Fair Planes Arrive with Humanitarian Aid for Chile

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first_img The fair was officially opened by Chilean president Sebastián Piñera, who expressed his gratitude for “the arrival of cargo planes from abroad (with humanitarian aid), the donation of resources in cash by the exhibitors, and the donation of the entrance fees for this fair.” The planes flew from the United States to Chile without stops and were refueled in the air by U.S. Air Force tanker planes. They have the capacity for radar invisibility and are expected to be the fighter planes of the next fifty years. By Dialogo March 25, 2010 The fair’s star attraction is the U.S. F-22 fighter plane, known as the ‘Raptor.’ Two of these planes, valued at more than 200 million dollars each, arrived for the exposition. center_img The International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE), considered the most important on the continent, opened this week with 120 planes from around 40 participating countries, and a number of the planes arrived with aid for the victims of February’s earthquake. He noted that the entrance fees collected over the weekend, when the fair will be open to the public, will be turned over in full to the victims of the earthquake and seaquake of 27 February. last_img read more

Local woman arrested for stalking former employer

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first_imgPolice in West Palm Beach say that they have arrested a woman who reportedly began stalking her former boss after she was fired from her job.Brygida Trzaska was arrested on Friday.Authorities say Trzaska was fired in February of last year due to a dispute over her vacation time and sick leave. After her firing, Trzaska began calling her former boss, sending them emails, and even waiting outside of the victim’s home.The victim then sent Trzaska a cease and desist letter, however, Trzaska continued harassing them.She was eventually arrested but has since been released on bond. Her court date is scheduled for March 2nd.last_img read more

Guyana Cup horserace meet

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first_imgTwo days to go, nine races, 85 entries, over $30M up for grabsWITH two days to go before the 10th annual Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and Racing Stables-organised Guyana Cup horserace meet gets underway at the Port Mourant Turf Club, Corentyne, Berbice, horse owners/trainers are eyeing the cash prizes up for grabs during the one-day event.At the close of registration last Monday, 85 horses were registered to contest the nine events on the day’s card which has at stake over $30M in cash prizes.The feature event for `A’ Class horses over 1800m will see the winner take home a whopping $4.5M.Among the animals registered for this event are: Kings Knight, CP Got Even, Just Call Me Boss, Princess She’s Not, Golden Blue Echo, Spit Fire, Plum Plum and Lady Budapest.Witchy Poo, Red Rocket, Isn’t She Charming and Firing Line are among those that have been registered for the 1600m event for three-year-old Guyana and West Indies-bred horses.The winner will be rewarded with $2.4M.Super Cat, Royal Jet, Perfect Gold, King Stanley, Awesome Cash and Flash Again are some of the horses registered for the two-year-olds 1100m event which has a winning prize of $600 000.The winning jockeys in the three abovementioned events will earn an extra $50 000 reward.Other events on the day’s programme include a 1300m race for `E’ and Lower horses with the winner carting off $800 000.Horses classified `H’ and Lower will do battle over 1400m for $500 000.An 1100m race is also on the day’s programme and is open to horses classified `J & K’ and Lower with the winner earning $350 000.Horses classified `L’ will contest a 1000m race and the winner will receive $250 000.Trophies and other incentives will be at stake for the top jockey ($50 000 plus trophy) as well as the runner-up jockey. The top stable and champion trainer will also be rewarded.Apart from the cash prizes for the winners of each event, trophies and cash prizes are also on offer for the other top finishers of each event.The day’s activity will be conducted under the Rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority (GHRA).last_img

India great Dhoni retires from international cricket

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first_img Associated Press Shortly after Dhoni’s announcement, former India all-rounder Suresh Raina also said he was retiring from international cricket “It was nothing but lovely playing with you (Dhoni),” Raina, a Chennai teammate, wrote on Instagram. “With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey. Thank you India.” As well as 18 tests and 78 T20s, the 33-year-old Raina played in 226 ODIs, where he averaged 35 with the bat, including 36 half-centuries and five 100s, and took 36 wickets. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Under his stewardship, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the 50-over World Cup in 2011 on home soil, which he spectacularly clinched off his own bat with a six, and the Champions Trophy in 2013. The team also reached the top of the test rankings in 2009 under his leadership.Current top-ranked ODI batsman Virat Kohli, who succeeded Dhoni as India captain, paid an emotional tribute to one of the modern game’s greatest players. “Every cricketer has to end his journey one day, but still when someone you’ve gotten to know so closely announces that decision, you feel the emotion much more,” Kohli said on a social media post. “What you’ve done for the country will always remain in everyone’s heart, but the mutual respect and warmth I’ve received from you will always stay in mine. The world has seen achievements, I’ve seen the person. Thanks for everything skip. I tip my hat to you.” Fitting the impact Dhoni had on the international stage, the broader cricketing world also took to social media to praise and reflect on Dhoni’s decorated 15-year career at the highest level. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW DELHI (AP) — India great Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who revolutionized limited overs cricket with his improvisation and devastating batting power, has announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday.“Thanks a lot for your love and support throughout. From 1929 hours consider me as retired,” the 39-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman posted on his Instagram account.The news came as he joined his Chennai Super Kings teammates ahead of next month’s Indian Premier League tournament which will be held in the United Arab Emirates because of the coronavirus pandemic. India great Dhoni retires from international cricketcenter_img “Congrats on a wonderful cricketing career,” said Australian great legspinner Shane Warne. “Was a pleasure watching you play & the way you led your troops too. Good luck with everything you choose to do in the future ! Absolute legend.”Former England captain Michael Vaughan also took to Twitter saying “the 2011 World Cup win was Tendulkar’s farewell but masterminded by MS Dhoni. What an incredible international career. You could argue the greatest ever white ball captain & finisher. Cheers for all the memories MS.” In tests, Dhoni made 4,876 runs with the bat, averaging 38. He hit 33 half-centuries and six centuries, and also took 256 catches and made 38 stumpings.In ODIs, he totaled 10,773 runs, averaging 50. He hit 73 half-centuries and 10 centuries, and also took 321 catches and made 123 stumpings.In T20s, Dhoni made 1,617 runs, averaging 37. He hit two half-centuries, and also took 57 catches and made 34 stumpings. August 15, 2020 Dhoni, who played in 90 tests, 350 one-day internationals and 98 Twenty20s for his country, was dropped from India’s list of 27 centrally contracted players in January.Fellow India great S​achin Tendulkar said Dhoni’s contribution had been immense. “Winning the 2011 World Cup together has been the best moment of my life,” the 47-year-old former batting maestro tweeted. “Wishing you and your family all the very best for your 2nd innings.”Dhoni has not played international cricket since last year’s 50-over World Cup, where he scored a half-century in India’s loss to New Zealand in the semifinals.He made his test debut in 2005 and retired from the longer format of the game nine years later.Dhoni was one of his country’s most successful captains before standing down as skipper of the limited-over teams in 2017.last_img read more

Poor phone coverage in Malin Beg to be rectified within days

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first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has said ongoings issues with poor phone coverage in a south Donegal village should be rectified within days. Concern has been raised locally in Malin Beg over the continuous lack of signal strength in the area, with Community First Responders prohibited from being contacted in the area due to the lack of coverage.However, Cllr Niamh Kennedy said funding had been granted and workers would be addressing the issue imminently. She told Donegal Daily: “This has been going on for years now, which is far too long, and you can understand why people in the community are so upset over this issue.“Funding has been sought and granted and the (Donegal County) Council have granted permission for them to carry out the work and a contractor has been appointed.“It should take two or three days for the work to be completed and we are just waiting for them to arrive any day now.“They are going to erect the mast in the old school and that should finally sort the problem. “I am just waiting on an actual date from the council and I have been working on this for such a long time, so I will be happy for the people of Malin Beg to get this long-overdue work completed.“And it is first of its kind in the country, the way we are doing it, where the local community, a local councillor, local authority and government department are all getting involved.”Meanwhile, funding had been granted to the local community recently for extra defibrillators, but Cllr Kennedy said they were of no use if the emergency services or first responders could not be reached.She continued: “It is a huge concern for the area (that emergency services cannot be contacted) and it would have been one of the presentations that Donegal County Council would have made to the Department of Communication in regards to Malin Beg.“We had a situation where the doctor refused to come into the area because they couldn’t be contacted so the patient would need to go to the local surgery rather than the doctor coming out. “And it is the same with the Silver Strand beach,” she added. “If anything was to happen, it is 200 steps down to the beach and there is simply no coverage.“It was getting that bad that there was a consideration in the area to get a phone box because people didn’t want to be annoying people in their homes if something did happen.“But it is definitely on the way and the community should be assured of that after an awfully long wait.”Poor phone coverage in Malin Beg to be rectified within days was last modified: August 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

South Africa highlights youth development

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first_img28 September 2015Government wants to engage more actively with South African youth, using the pillars of the National Development Plan (NDP) to highlight and solve challenges in unemployment, education and social cohesion.Minister Malusi Gigaba during the Governance and Administration Cluster Media Briefing #GABriefing pic.twitter.com/oo77kpqfda— GCIS Media Liaison (@GCISMedia) September 27, 2015Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba stated government has partnered with youth organisations and business to make sure youth development is prioritised.At a media briefing of the Governance and Administration Cluster on Sunday 27 September 2015, the Minister said the partnerships were formed to alleviate the challenge of youth unemployment.Presidential Youth Working Group“President Jacob Zuma launched the Presidential Youth Working Group in June 2015, to promote youth participation in governance and policymaking and to mainstream youth development and empowerment in the work of government, to build a better life for young people,” Minister Gigaba said at the briefing.“In the work of the Presidential Youth Working Group, the Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, the following work streams have been established: Economic Participation and Transformation Education; Skills and Second Chances; Health Care and Combating Substance Abuse; Nation-Building and Social Cohesion, and Effective and Responsive Youth Development Institutions.”The Minister’s statement comes after Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, accompanied by Deputy Minister Buti Manamela, signed the National Youth Policy in Khayelitsha, in the Western Cape in August this year. This policy framework, which was signed after a lengthy consultative process, also identified partnerships with all sectors of society as a way of advancing youth development.Minister Gigaba said that the strategies of the Presidential Youth Working Group’s work streams would form part of the Integrated Youth Development Strategy and progress will also be included in the MTSF for proper monitoring and evaluation.“The process to amend the National Youth Development Agency Act, 2008 (Act 54 of 2008), is ongoing, with a draft Bill currently with the State Law Advisors,” the minister said.Interventions to fast-track NDP implementationMinister Gigaba said interventions had been implemented to assist in fast- tracking several NDP imperatives, including growing the economy with an appropriate and healthy Growth Domestic Product (GDP) rate, as well as creating jobs and eradicating poverty and inequality.He said these were implemented using government’s Medium Term Strategic Framework 2014-19, which Cabinet adopted last year.“The current initiatives to stimulate growth include government’s Infrastructure Build Programme, the War Room on electricity, Operation Phakisa on the Ocean Economy and in Mining, and the Nine-Point Plan to boost economic growth and create jobs,” the minister said. He also stated that there were other reports showing success linked to the implementation of the framework.A recent report on education and skills development showed that tremendous progress was made in the education sectors which continue to be a priority area of focus.While with rural development and land reform, progress on land acquisition for smallholders has been slow, but government’s implementation of programmes are being reviewed and strengthened to resolve some of these issues.Health care, crime and social cohesionMinister Gigaba said in regards to health care, South Africa has received worldwide recognition for its HIV and Aids programme, which has over three million people initiated on treatment, contributing to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.“Good progress is being made under safety and security, regarding the reduction of overall levels of serious crime,” he said, “the department is implementing Operation Fiela (Reclaim), to rid our country of illegal weapons, drug dens, prostitution rings and other illegal activities.”“This multidisciplinary, interdepartmental operation is contributing to the safety and security of our communities,” the minister concluded.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Butler says Kobe most unforgettable player, picks Houston to win west

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first_imgRobredo: 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 But across the nine teams he played for in that stretch, there’s only one guy who stood out for the now-37-year-old.“I think the guy that jumps out of the screen is Kobe Bryant,” he said on Thursday during the media availability at NBA Store at Trinoma.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“He’s the second-best player to play the game of basketball, next to Michael Jordan. He’s one of the guys that taught me a lot about he game of basketball, enhanced my skillset, and I learned a lot from him about consistency and work ethic. I tip my hat to him.”Butler may have only spent a season with Bryant in Los Angeles, but he had a fruitful run with theLakers, averaging 15.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.4 steals in the 2004-2005 season. Though he was traded after the season to Washington, that was enough for the 6-foot-7 forward to sign a 5-year, $46-million deal with the Wizards as he, Gilbert Arenas, and Antawn Jamison formed the team’s “Big Three,” with Butler providing the toughness that earned him the nickname, “Tough Juice.”Looking at today’s NBA, Butler is glad to see that most of the superstars exemplify the same grit he had back in his heyday.“Russell Westbrook is relentless, aggressive, and he plays at an unbelievable pace. Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and Kevin Durant are also some who have that ‘tough juice.’ Lebron James shows no signs of slowing down. There’s a lot of amazing talent in the league right now and I could go on forever,” he said.It shouldn’t come as a surprise, too, that these are the guys who Butler believes are capable of winning the Most Valuable Player award this year.“Lebron, KD, and Harden are my safe bets. If we’re gonna go out of the box, it’s Kyrie Irving and John Wall. But my wild card off the left field, it’s Blake Griffin,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ PBA: Alaska staves off elimination, shackles Globalport NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Caron Butler could only smile as he looked back on his 14-year NBA career.ADVERTISEMENT Though much of Butler’s prediction coincides with the mainstream opinion, the Racine, Wisconsin native, though, offered one wild guess.“Houston’s gonna win the Western Conference,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’center_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelolast_img read more