TCU volleyball player makes program history

Posted On Jun 13 2021 by

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Previous articleThe Skiff: September 17, 2015Next articleMen’s tennis team begins journey back to Final Four Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Regan McGuire goes up for a hit in the TCU vs. UTAP volleyball game in TCU’s Rec Center in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 29, 2015. Kramer claims 100th career win Twitter Kacey Bowen Kacey Bowen Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Kacey Bowen Facebook Linkedin Support for seniors on Senior Day Kacey Bowen Facebook + posts printThere is no “blocking” the fact that Regan McGuire has made TCU volleyball history. But to her, it’s like nothing has changed.“As a driving force, I don’t think there is anything that is different necessarily, but I think that my abilities have grown,” McGuire said.McGuire, a junior middle blocker, became the first in program history to receive honors for three straight weeks. She was awarded the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for both of the past two weeks.She earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors on Aug. 31.“I don’t think that means really anything other than I just have to keep pushing,” McGuire said.McGuire gives a lot of support to her coaches and teammates.“We are always pushing each other, and the coaches are always pushing us,” McGuire said. “Our team is so amazing. We are so supportive towards one another.”Not only did she become the first player in TCU history to achieve this, but also the fifth player in the Big 12.Although she is also ranked number two nationally for blocks per set, McGuire doesn’t see these honors as personal victories.“It’s been really good with the team,” McGuire said. “I can’t do any of this without my outside blockers helping me out. They’re doing an amazing job.”Head coach Jill Kramer, who is also the director of volleyball, said McGuire’s consistency has paid off for her and her teammates.“Her numbers reflect her hard work, commitment and dedication to continuing to learn and improve within our system daily,” Kramer said.As she looks to the rest of the season, McGuire talks as if there is no stopping point.“I need to continue to get better, but I’m never there,” McGuire said.The team travels to Dallas this weekend to take on Southern Methodist University, University of Texas at San Antonio and Clemson University in the SMU Doubletree Invitational. First serve is set for 10:30 a.m. against UTSA. TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. ReddIt Twitter Kacey Bowen ReddIt TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win”last_img read more

Guatemalan police close two community radio stations

Posted On Jun 12 2021 by

first_img News GuatemalaAmericas Follow the news on Guatemala Receive email alerts Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! RSF_en Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía May 8, 2020 Find out more to go further January 7, 2021 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five yearscenter_img News June 26, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Guatemalan police close two community radio stations Help by sharing this information When will community radio stations be treated with the same respect as commercial and state-owned radio stations in Guatemala?Reporters Without Borders reiterates its concern about the persecution of Guatemala’s community radio stations after armed members of the national police suddenly raided and closed two such stations in Ixcán, in the western department of Quiché, on the interior ministry’s orders on 21 April.The police had no warrant and gave no reason for the closures, which reflect the lack of media pluralism in Guatemala.The first station to be closed was Estéreo Luz, whose director Juan Tzul, accused the police of behaving in a violent manner and pointing their guns at several people. Radio Voces del Iximulew said officials removed equipment worth 30,000 quetzales (3,800 dollars).The second raid was on La Voz de Sonora, where an arrest was made and broadcasting equipment worth 60,000 quetzales (7,700 dollars) was removed.“We demand the restoration of Estéreo Luz and La Voz de Sonora,” said Camille Soulier, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Americas desk. “These two radio stations must also be allocated legal frequencies without delay. The extreme concentration of media ownership in Guatemala is a barrier to pluralism.”Guatemala’s legislation discriminates against community media, especially since the reform of the telecommunications law in 2011 (press release in Spanish), which allowed broadcast media with legally allocated frequencies to renew them while failing to address the situation of community broadcasters without legal frequencies.Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities to deal with this problem as quickly as possible by creating an egalitarian and pluralist broadcasting system, which is the only effective way to guarantee freedom of information. The best course would be to follow the example set by Argentina in 2012, when it adopted a Audiovisual Communication Services Law (SCA) that reserves a third of all broadcast frequencies to community media.The Uruguayan government also committed itself to media pluralism when it presented a similar bill to the senate in May 2014 after a series of productive debates with civil society.Guatemala is ranked 125th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Organisation August 21, 2020 Find out more News GuatemalaAmericas Newslast_img read more

How Lockdowns are Hurting the Banking System

Posted On May 31 2021 by

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save June 3, 2020 1,214 Views Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian P. Brooks has expressed concerns about the effects of regional and local responses to COVID-19 on the federal banking system.In letters to the National League of Cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and the National Association of Governors, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency urged mayors and governors to consider the adverse impact of long-term regional economic shutdown on the nation’s banks when making their decisions. “Certain aspects of these local orders,” wrote Acting Comptroller Brooks, “potentially threaten the stability and orderly functioning of the financial system the OCC is charged by law to protect.”The letter raises awareness among state and municipal officials of certain risks closely associated with “essentially indefinite” business closures in certain cities and states. Requiring businesses to remain closed decreases businesses’ ability to service their debt, thus increasing default risk in the banking system. Lengthy business closures also reduce the value of collateral securing commercial real estate because of increases in burglaries and vandalism of vacant strip malls, storefronts, and the like; in those cities considering cutting off electric, water, and other utilities to businesses that choose to remain open notwithstanding lockdown orders, the degradation of the physical loan collateral exposes banks to higher loss severities. During a period of double-digit unemployment and stresses caused by local responses to COVID-19 to previously safe and sound business and commercial real estate portfolios, actions that exacerbate that risk may prolong and worsen an economic downturn, reduce the availability of credit and capital that would support recovery, and result in safety and soundness issues that are especially significant for smaller community and regional banks with business concentrations in these areas.”National banks and federal savings associations entered the COVID-19 crisis extremely well capitalized and with strong liquidity,” Mr. Brooks wrote. “The President and Congress have relied on a strong banking system to deliver many of the elements of the CARES Act and other relief to support the nation during this difficult period. I ask that your members carefully consider the impact of their lockdown orders on the health and function of our shared national financial infrastructure as they implement the President’s guidance to determine when and how to unwind those orders.” Tagged with: Banking Federal Reserve OCC Previous: Stabilizing the Mortgage Market Next: Veteran Owned Financial Services Company Launches Banking Federal Reserve OCC 2020-06-03 Seth Welborn How Lockdowns are Hurting the Banking System The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Lockdowns are Hurting the Banking System The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

Updated: Major oil laundering plant discovered in Castlefin

Posted On May 27 2021 by

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Updated: Major oil laundering plant discovered in Castlefin WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – July 6, 2011 Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Google+ Previous articleDonegal milk producers warned they could face EU superlevyNext articleMan arrested in Gweedore: Guns and ammo seized News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook An oil laundering plant has been uncovered by customs officers in Castlefin in Co Donegal.It had the capacity to launder around three million litres of fuel per year with a potential loss to the exchequer of 1.3 million euro a year.Customs seized 12,000 litres of laundered fuel, a lorry, a van and a car at the plant.Three men from the North were arrested and are being detained at Letterkenny Garda Station.Shaun Kellagher is Revenue Customs Enforcement Manager for the border region – he says the laundered oil was destined for the Donegal market:[podcast][/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

Chili, stories on tap tonight

Posted On May 24 2021 by

first_img The sold-out audiences will be treated to Bates-Smith’s performance of three highly acclaimed Southern writers, as well as her own Christmas story.She will bring to the stage works from Lee Smith’s “Fair and Tender Ladies,” Allan Gurgansus’ “The Christmas Spectacle” and Truman Capote’s “Christmas Memory.”The audience will be meet Lee Smith’s “ladysisters,” Gurganus’ oldest living Confederate widow and Capote’s “Buddy.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Doors to the We Piddle Around Theater open for supper at 6:30 p.m. and the performance will begin around 7 p.m. Chili, stories on tap tonight The performance will end with the “Mary” story from the Bible.“We are equally proud to have Jeff Sebens back with us,” Bowden said. “He will provide the accompaniment on the hammered dulcimer for Barbara Bate-Smith’s performance and will also provide our pre-show music. He is a widely acclaimed musician and plays at festivals and concerts across the country. Together, they will present a very memorable Christmas show.” This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content By Secrets Revealed Published 11:00 pm Thursday, December 1, 2011 Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author When the weather turns a bit nippy, then it’s Chili Country Christmas time at the We Piddle Around Theater in Brundidge.The Brundidge Historical Society will welcome award-winning performer Barbara Bates-Smith back to the We Piddle Around Theater tonight and Saturday in “Deck the Halls Southern Style.”“We are excited to have Barbara Bates-Smith back at the We Piddle Around Theater,” said Lawrence Bowden, BHS president. “Her performance of ‘Ivy Rowe’ from Lee Smith’s ‘Fair and Tender Ladies’ was outstanding and we knew then that we wanted to invite her back. Her Christmas performance will be special.” Book Nook to reopen Skip You Might Like Sharing their culture KaDricka Berry positions the chopsticks in her hand while Siwei Wong shows her the correct way to hold the sticks…. read more By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving minors

Posted On May 18 2021 by

first_imgPhoto by Scott Legato/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Singer R. Kelly was charged Friday with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, according to the Cook County Prosecutor’s Office.The victims are between 13 and 16 years old, according to prosecutors.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Call centre initiative aims to boost competency and cut staff turnover

Posted On May 12 2021 by

first_imgA UK call centre is hoping that a new skills-based pilot scheme designed toimprove competency will cut staff turnover by more than 20 per cent. Contact 24 will be the first company to implement the framework –Call2Contact – which has been designed by e-skills, the employer-led body setup to improve call centre skills. The programme has identified a range of competencies required for callcentre roles and linked them to training to help staff develop a career path. Helene Thomas, organisation development director at Contact 24, said thescheme would help change the perception of call centre work as ‘dead-end jobs’.”We are launching a credible training and development programme that helpsour employees recognise their job as a worthwhile career,” she said. “It’s about identifying competencies and helping people get to theright level in the business.” The pilot scheme enables HR to see what skills each member of staff shouldhave and enables employees to know what training they need to move up theladder. Thomas hopes it will deal with staff turnover problems in the sector and isconfident she can cut attrition from 46 per cent to around 25 per cent. The firm, which employs 1,000 staff, is rolling out the programme in Apriland will use the training to provide staff with NVQ certificates. Previous Article Next Article Call centre initiative aims to boost competency and cut staff turnoverOn 14 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Comment on 7 ways recruiters will learn to love their KPIs! by Matt

Posted On May 12 2021 by

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Comment on 7 ways recruiters will learn to love their KPIs! by MattShared from missc on 30 Mar 2016 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. I think that you make some very interesting points here with regards to not measuring too many variables. I am constantly discussing with my team the need to complete their shortlisting quicker and by doing so their chances of placing the roles increase dramatically. Despite backing it up with the stats which prove this, they still need reminding of it regularly.Read full article last_img

Weather conditions force cancellation of Torpids day two

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgFreezing temperatures and extreme conditions have caused the second day of Torpids to be cancelled.Oxford University Rowing Clubs (OURCs) and its senior umpires made a unanimous decision to call off Thursday’s racing.The decision also puts Friday and Saturday’s racing in doubt, with high winds, colder temperatures and more snow forecast across Oxford.In an email seen by Cherwell, senior umpire David Locke said: “The weather forecast tomorrow [Thursday] has worsened considerably over the past day or so… with wind chill, we anticipate temperatures down to -10 [℃] or below.“The speed of change of conditions today was astonishing. This makes it very difficult to predict what to do to mitigate conditions,” he said“We are concerned that… any incidents that occur may be made too severe too quickly for our mitigation measures to be effective enough. The towpath is likely to be very difficult to keep safe tomorrow.”In 2014, the whole of Torpids was cancelled after high levels of rainfall. Racing was rendered unsafe, and the Isis’ water level was deemed too high to move the houseboats moored on the river.However, Locke and the senior umpires claimed that they “cannot remember conditions as bad as this for Torpids,” having run the regatta for 20 years between them.“We all want to run racing, and we are making every effort to ensure that this is possible again on Friday and Saturday,” he said.On the first day of Torpids, Oriel and Pembroke remained heads of the river in the women’s and men’s competitions respectively.In the top women’s division, Oriel saw off the challenge of second-placed Wadham, while Pembroke’s men clung on despite heavy pressure from a strong Oriel crew.Lower down the divisions, St Hugh’s M2 were the biggest losers of the first day: they fell ten places to footship after crashing into the bank.St Hilda’s M1, Exeter M1, St Edmund Hall M1, Magdalen W1, New College W1 and St Peter’s W1 were among the boats to move up two spots after a strong performance on the first day of racing.Cambridge’s equivalent of Torpids, Lent Bumps, has also been affected by the adverse weather conditions: Wednesday’s racing was curtailed on account of high winds and freezing temperatures.last_img read more

County Outlines Swimming Pool Guidelines

Posted On May 2 2021 by

first_imgPublic swimming pools reopen Monday. (Photo credit Outdoor municipal and private-club swimming pools will be able to reopen on Monday, June 22. Summer camps will be able to use their pools when they reopen on July 6.To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Cape May County Department of Health has issued the following social distancing and mitigation guidance that must be followed:Staff must be screened for fever and symptoms on entering.Facilities are urged to stagger access to entry and exit points to avoid congregation, and reduce capacity to 50 percent for the facility and grounds.Social distancing of six feet is also required while in the water, as well as on the pool deck, with the exception of immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners.A sign-in sheet is to be maintained for all staff and patrons to facilitate potential contact tracing efforts.Patrons can use their own water play equipment, such as goggles, snorkels, fins, kickboards, pool noodles and toys, but sharing is prohibited and such equipment cannot be rented for patrons’ use.Staff and pool-goers are encouraged to wear a cloth face covering outside of the pool when social distancing of six feet cannot be maintained, with the exception of children under age 2 and lifeguards on active duty.Sharing furniture and equipment such as lounge chairs, towels, umbrellas and other equipment provided to patrons is prohibited except among immediate family members, caretakers, household members or romantic partners. Cleaning and disinfecting are required after each use.Call your healthcare professional if you have concerns about COVID-19 and your underlying health conditions.Stay up to date on the current situation as it evolves. Some reliable sources are the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System hotline at 211 or 1-800-962-1253, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at, the World Health Organization at and the New Jersey Department of Health at additional information, visit or Cape May County Department of Health at read more