TCU Horned Frogs in Phoenix Sunday in the third game of the series against Grand Canyon. Photo courtesy of Gofrogs. Twitter ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Twitter Linkedin Boschini pushes to change alert system company + posts Facebook printNo. 3 ranked TCU fell to Grand Canyon Sunday afternoon in the bottom of the 12th inning, ending in a 9-8 loss at Grand Canyon Ballpark.The game started off slow until the GCU Lopes scored the first run in the bottom of the third inning. Senior Ian Evans’ two-out double gave them the lead. TCU junior Luken Baker launched his first home run of the season in the fourth inning to tie the game. It marks the 20th home run of his career. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Previous articleChi Tau Epsilon partnered with dance companies for AIDS Benefit ConcertNext articleBeach Volleyball aims to push program further in fourth season with annual ‘Purple and White Scrimmage’ Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Boschini questions English-only alert system Student expected to launch sports betting app Linkedin Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ ReddIt Carolina Olivares GCU answered with another run in the bottom of the fourth on a two-out single from Griffin Barnes to regain the lead. The Lopes took control in the fifth after scoring another four, making it a 6-1 game. An error allowed the one run to score, but the Cuba Bess’ three-run home run set the momentum.The Horned Frogs made a comeback in the sixth with A.J. Balta’s RBI-double, his second multi-hit game of the year and the 28th of his career. Two walks, a hit batter, a wild pitch, a balk and an error that allowed Frogs to score four runs in the seventh to tie the game at six at the top of the seventh.Both teams played aggressive defense so both unable to score, leading to extra innings. TCU sophomore Haylen Green pitched two perfect innings, followed by 1 2/3 perfect innings for Cal Coughlin. Junior Durbin Feltman followed on to the mound after Green, walking one and striking out four in his two innings. The bases were loaded with no outs in the top of the 12th when TCU sophomore Zach Humphreys broke the 6-6 tie with a base hit to left. A bases-loaded walk to infielder Adam Oviedo pushed the lead to 8-6.Two TCU errors gave the Lopes an opportunity to take advantage in the bottom of the 12th to score three runs. Austin Boyles came on to the mound and got two quick outs which seemed there would be another extra inning with the game still tied at 6-6; however, an errant throw allowed the winning run to score.TCU goes 2-1 overall and will play game four Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium as they host UT Arlington at 6:30 p.m. The game will be televised on FSSW. Facebook Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
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News February 11, 2021 Find out more News News RSF_en News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about a new deterioration in the media freedom situation in Bulgaria in the run-up to the presidential and municipal elections due to be held on 23 October. There has been a surge of hatred and violence against journalists in recent days although so far there have been no victims.A continuing social media hate campaign against Mirolyuba Benatova, a reporter for privately-owned BTV, in connection with her coverage of a conflict involved Roma, and the bombing of TV host Sasho Dikov’s car on the night of 13 October have revived the fears of violence that Bulgarian journalists have so often felt in the past.Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the bombing, which could have had tragic consequences. No lead should be neglected in order to identify those responsible. As it coincided with a visit by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, those in charge of the investigation should examine the possible links with previous explosions targeting news media while European Commission delegations were visiting Bulgaria.These coincidences are at the very least suspicious and deserve close attention. European Union officials must also end their silence on this subject. Although Bulgaria is an EU member state and the European Commission’s powers in such matters are limited, the EU cannot continue to say nothing about such a dangerous situation within its own borders.The impunity prevailing in Bulgaria in all cases of violence against the media must end. A thorough investigation is needed into the Dikov car bombing so that both perpetrators and instigators are indentified. The other murder attempts against journalists must also be thoroughly investigated. Reporters Without Borders reiterates its appeal to the presidential candidates to firmly and publicly undertake to ensure that the police and judicial system will make more determined efforts to find those responsible for these abuses. While the difficulty of such investigations is understandable, the judicial system complete laxness is intolerable.Without taking a position on the substance of the accusations against Benatova, Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the virulence of the hate campaign that has been waged against her ever since her coverage of clashes in the village of Katunitsa on 24 September. Organisation BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Bulgaria: RSF condemns refusal to investigate reporter’s violent arrest Bulgaria’s general election: RSF publishes 10 proposals to rescue press freedom Interview with Sasho DikovReporters Without Borders : Mr. Dikov, lots of people are talking about the circumstances of the bombing of which you were the target, and several explanations are being offered. According to the semi-official version, the aim of the explosive that was detonated beneath your car was just to scare you. Others see it as a murder attempt. What do you think?Sasho Dikov : So far there is not enough evidence to support the murder attempt theory. Only the facts are clear. At around 10 p.m. on 13 October, a powerful bomb was set off and my car was blown up. It is clear that if any passers-by had been near the car at the time, they would have been killed. And if I had been inside the car, I would be dead. On the basis of these facts, you can suppose all sorts of things. I may have been the target because of certain things I may have said. It may have been to scare me and to make me shut up. It is also possible that the aim of the explosion was just to discredit the government, because we were receiving the president of the European Commission at the time. Those responsible may have chosen me because of my popularity. They knew it would cause a stir. My mind is not made up.Reporters Without Borders : Nonetheless, it was the third case of an explosion coinciding with high-level official visits since the start of the year.Sasho Dikov : Yes, there were other cases such as the bomb outside Galeria, a recognized opposition newspaper (on 10 February 2011, during a visit by four European commissioners). I am known for not stinting in my criticism of the government. It is serious that these events have taken place precisely when European commissioners were visiting. What’s really regrettable, really appalling, is that none of these cases has been solved. The journalist Ani Zarkova wrote a very moving letter that the newspaper Trud ran on page one. Ani was attacked a few years ago. Someone threw acid in her face to disfigure her. This criminal act was not solved. Twenty years ago someone torched the car of Petar Blaskov, one of the founders of Bulgaria’s democratic press. Again, those responsible were not found. Three of four years ago, another journalist, Vasil Ivanov, found his apartment blown up. Same situation. Then we had the attack on Ognian Stephanov.The impunity is total. None of these cases I’ve just mentioned has been solved. Ani Zarkova summed up the situation very well. Journalists are caught between the masterminds who write the scenarios for the attacks and use servile underlings to carry them out, and the approximately 15,000 state employees, police officers, who fail to identify them. We have special services with an enormous budget, of which millions are allocated to phone tapping. And nothing, no result. This is very worrying. After the Galeria explosion, they tried to portray it as if those running the newspaper had set off the bomb themselves. It was the same thing with me. They said I did it to attract attention to myself. Me, Galeria… [The centre-right opposition party leader] Yane Yanev may also have blown up his own office. If you believe them, all these cases were the work of the victims themselves.Reporters Without Borders : Do you think it could happen again ?Sasho Dikov : Without a doubt. And I’m afraid that we may not always be so lucky.Reporters Without Borders : Are you and your family receiving protection from the police or special services ?Sasho Dikov : Not at all. And I don’t think it would serve much purpose, inasmuch as my guards would not have been able to protect me from this bomb. What’s more, I haven’t really had any threats. Kanal 3’s owner offered me protection but I refused.Reporters Without Borders : No threats ? But has pressure been put on you ? In your work, by the staff or by others ? Sasho Dikov : I don’t want to portray myself as a martyr who is being attacked because of his work. I have always respected the rules of this trade, which I have practiced for the past 34 years. I am convinced that journalism is above all and by its nature meant to be in opposition to every kind of authority. A professional journalist just has a duty to reflect different points of view. I have always respected journalistic ethics and I have always worked according to my conscience, without yielding to outside influence. I may have been mistaken in the comments I have made or in the way I have evaluated certain things, by they were my own opinions. Within Kanal 3, I have always enjoyed an exceptional situation, complete freedom of expression. It’s fairly unusual here and should be emphasized. There are no taboo subjects. No obstacles are put in my path. It was already that way before the elections.Reporters Without Borders : Has the situation of the Bulgarian media deteriorated ?Sasho Dikov : I will give you some examples that illustrate the situation. The latest is the most striking. The presidents of the Union of Bulgarian Painters decided to award an honorary title to Prime Minister Borisov and the culture minister. A painter, the head of their supervisory commission, wrote an open letter to the media describing this as a servile decision taken under pressure. None of the state-owned media dared publish the letter. So I wrote two articles about the case during the weekend, as the award ceremony was due to take place on the Monday. I spoke to the open letter’s author, Professor Minev. It turned out that journalists had already interviewed him but their interviews had been spiked. It was totally absurd. I wrote that they were trying to make Borisov look ridiculous with all this submissiveness. It may seem like boasting to you, but I have reason to believe that it was because of me that Borisov turned the prize down at the last moment. A conference on freedom of expression was held in Brussels a few months ago. The newspapers Trud and 24 Chasa sent representatives but their articles were not published. Why? Another example: last year, I think, the deputy culture minister appeared at a concert bringing flowers on behalf of the prime minister. He was greeted with loud whistles. No one dared to report that. There was video of it on YouTube. No one aside from me and [famous show-business personality, singer, actor and talk-show guest] Slavi Trifonov even dared to comment on this event or circulate the video.So, quite frankly, the situation has not improved one bit. The media continue to be in a position almost identical to what we knew 20 years ago. This is deplorable. Help by sharing this information BulgariaEurope – Central Asia Demonstrations outside BTV headquarters demanding her head and the hatred of her being voiced on social networks, particularly Facebook, are disturbing and unacceptable. She has been called an “enemy of the Bulgarian people” and a “Jew corrupted by the Roma.” Some people have even called for her children to be run over, in reference to the car accident that triggered the violence in Katunitsa.A journalist’s professionalism and conduct can always be the subject of a debate, but it should be conducted in a legal manner and without hate messages. In this case, the limits have been widely overstepped and some of the comments clearly constitute death threats that should not be minimized. Administrators deleted Benatova’s Facebook profile several times because of what had been posted on it.Because of her fear of reprisals, Benatova has not appeared on the air since 24 September and is no longer able to work. It is vital that she should quickly recover her freedom in both her private and professional life. We urge BTV to continue to support her and not to yield to pressure. to go further October 21, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Car bomb and hate campaign mark disturbing evolution in climate for media March 10, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Bulgaria RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive December 2, 2020 Find out more
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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Two women making their morning stop at an Alhambra coffee shop witness an attempted kidnapping and decide to help the victim. A Montebello man hears the cries of an elderly man being beaten and answers the calls for help. Two men driving by a Burbank gas station see an assailant stabbing a woman and decide to intervene.These five courageous citizens were honored in Pasadena today by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for their brave and selfless actions.“They stepped up in very dangerous situations. In a split second, they decided they were going to make a difference,” Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said. “There is no doubt that our community is safer because of them.”The District Attorney’s Office presents an award four times a year to recognize ordinary people who have performed extraordinary acts of valor and selflessness in assisting in the prosecution of criminals, saving victims, preventing crimes or even capturing suspects.The awards were presented by Deputy District Attorneys Melanie Buccat from the Pasadena Office, Tony Cho of the Elder Abuse Unit and David Ayvazian, formerly with the Alhambra Office.The honorees are:Francisco Godínez, 40, of South Gate, and Zinobi Gerbs, 44, of Burbank (Case No. GA088187)On Nov. 21, 2012, a woman met her ex-husband at a Burbank gas station to facilitate visitation with their daughters. Out of fear for her safety, she always met him in public places.When the woman arrived, her ex-husband forced his way into her vehicle, displayed a replica handgun and said, “You know what I’m capable of.” He drove off with the woman and their children in the car.When they stopped at a red light, the woman got out of the car and ran toward the gas station, yelling for help. Zinobi Gerbs was in his car waiting at the light and saw the incident unfold. He drove into the gas station to help.When the man caught his ex-wife, he pulled out a knife and stabbed her, even as an off-duty sheriff’s deputy tried to stop him. At that point, a third man, Francisco Godínez, grabbed a metal wrench and hit the attacker over the head and then, along with Gerbs, subdued him.Defendant Trino Godínez, 47, was found guilty on Aug. 14, 2014, of attempted murder, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats. He was sentenced to more than 14 years in state prison.The case was investigated by the Burbank Police Department.Telesforo Arellano Díaz, 58, of Montebello (Case No. BA422179)A 40-year-old homeless man violently attacked a 78-year-old man collecting bottles and cans from a dumpster in Montebello on March 14, 2014. The man punched his elderly victim, knocking him to the ground, and then kicked and struck him with a broomstick.Telesforo Arellano Díaz heard the victim’s cries for help and rushed to his aid just as the defendant was about to hit the victim with a glass bottle. Díaz yelled at the man to stop and then stood in front of the attacker when he attempted to flee.The man threw the bottle at Díaz narrowly missing his head. Díaz then wrestled him to the ground and held him until police arrived.Defendant Richard Paul García, 40, was sentenced on July 29, 2014, to eight years in state prison after a jury found him guilty of elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon.The case was investigated by the Montebello Police Department.Jennifer Clark, 43, of Redondo Beach and Connie Tejada, 58, of Downey (Case No. GA090950)On the morning of Sept. 12, 2013, a 66-year-old parolee met a 24-year-old woman he knew from church at an Alhambra coffee shop. He claimed he wanted to give her a gift.As the victim parked behind the store, the man, who had removed his GPS monitoring device earlier that day, forced his way into her car while brandishing what appeared to be a handgun. He took her cell phone, hit her in the head and threatened to kill her.After seeing the struggle, Jennifer Clark made eye contact with the victim who mouthed the words “help me.” Clark began verbally confronting the man, who then jumped into his own car and drove away.Connie Tejada also saw the attack and followed the man to his car. She got his license plate number and gave it to police.Defendant Frank Hernandez was found guilty on June 26, 2014, of making criminal threats and was sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison.The case was investigated by the Alhambra Police Department.About the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s OfficeLos Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to seeking justice for victims of crime and enhancing public safety. Last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted more than 71,000 felony defendants and nearly 112,000 misdemeanor defendants. For more information, visit da.co.la.ca.us. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Make a comment Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Public Safety Two Women, Three Men Who Helped Crime Victims Honored in Pasadena Ceremony Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | 11:59 am
Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fed Districts Report Continued Moderated Economic Expansion The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago October 14, 2015 3,989 Views The 12 Federal Reserve Districts reported continued modest economic expansion from mid-August through early October in the Fed’s October 2015 Beige Book released Thursday.New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, and St. Louis all reported a modest pace of economic growth while Minneapolis, Dallas, and San Francisco reported moderate economic growth. Increased economic activity since the previous Beige Book was issued in early September was reported in Boston and Richmond while a slight decline in economic activity was reported in Kansas City, according to the Fed.The reporting period for the latest Beige Book found residential housing markets have generally improved since the last report with increasing home prices and sales volumes driving the improved housing markets. The latest report found generally positive reports from the banking and finance sectors due to increased lending activity, improved loan quality, and slightly eased lending standards, according to the Fed.Nearly all Fed districts reported rising residential home prices and more sales volume since the previous Beige Book report was issued. The one notable exception was in Chicago, which reported generally steady home prices and sales volume. The market for lower- and moderately-priced homes outperformed the high end of the residential market in a number of districts. Low inventory was reported in Boston, New York, Richmond, and St. Louis, while Philadelphia and Dallas reported adequate housing inventory.Strong residential construction was reported in Atlanta, while declines in new home construction was reported in Minneapolis in Kansas City. A lack of new home construction was reported in Philadelphia, while labor shortages restrained new home construction in the Dallas District.Reports for the banking sector were generally positive, while credit conditions were mixed but improved for the most part, according to the Fed. Declining delinquency rates and improved loan quality were reported in New York; the districts of Cleveland, Richmond, and Kansas City reported little change since the last Beige Book. Eased lending standards for residential real estate were reported in Richmond and Chicago, with no change in New York, Kansas City, and Dallas. Tighter lending conditions were reported in the San Francisco District. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Beige Book Federal Reserve Residential Real Estate Market U.S. Economy 2015-10-14 Brian Honea Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Fed Districts Report Continued Moderated Economic Expansion Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: HUD Secretary Castro Plans to Announce Clinton Endorsement on Thursday Next: Government’s Control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Unlikely to Change, Analyst Says Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Beige Book Federal Reserve Residential Real Estate Market U.S. Economy Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea
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Beforetaking the route to nurse prescribing, an OH practitioner should first ask whattangible benefits they feel it will bring to their practice, advised Jan Maw,lecturer and OH consultant.Thelevel of time, training and funding required will vary according to the type ofnurse prescribing obtained, but in all cases, the first question to ask is: howit will impact on your practice?Mawprovided a brief history of nurse prescribing, from its earlier recommendationin the Cumberlege Report in 1986, which culminated in the publication of theDepartment of Health’s ExtendingIndependent Nurse Prescribing within the NHS in England: a guide forimplementation, in March 2002.InApril of that year, the then health secretary Alan Milburn announced theextension in the number and types of medicines nurses were allowed toprescribe, opening the door for more in OH to embrace nurse prescribing. Theclinical and educational preparation required to obtain a nurse prescribingqualification were outlined, which, said Maw, means the course of study is asin-depth as it should be.Shereminded delegates that the administration of vaccines and the like does notcount as prescribing, and warned that OH practitioners must always have writteninstructions allowing them to administer such medicines.“Ifyou don’t have signed written instructions, and something goes wrong, how willyour insurance stand up?” she warned.And,she added, not ensuring written instructions are signed also constitutes abreach of the professional code of conduct.Mawconcluded by encouraging practitioners to consider the benefits of attaining anurse prescribing qualification, but added that there is a heavy responsibilitythat goes alongside it. www.groupprotocols.org.ukwww.doh.gov.uk/nurseprescribing Comments are closed. Practitioners encouraged to consider nurse prescribingOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Bakers are being urged to back a proposed Centre of Bakery Excellence in the UK, to tackle the skills crisis facing the industry. Details of the Centre will be thrashed out over the next five months, culminating in a summit meeting of industry stakeholders at the Baking Industry Exhibition on April 6 to 9 2008, at the Birmingham NEC.The event, proposed by the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST), follows the cancellation of sector skills council Improve’s bakery training conference, due to take place this week. Paula Widdowson of Improve said it had been unable to secure a full cross-section of the baking industry to attend the conference.ABST general secretary Matthew May said the new centre should act as a “lightning rod” for resolving skills training problems: “As an industry, we don’t speak as one voice. Different parts of the industry understand what they want and need, and this needs to be joined up.”Trade associations, colleges, bakery businesses and supermarkets will all be invited to give their views on the Centre. Further details will be announced over the coming weeks in British Baker.