Equestrian earns No. 6 seed for Nationals

first_imgTwitter Facebook + posts Previous articleGrandMarc lottery leaves some students upsetNext articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: A New Dynasty Alexa Hines RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt printTCU equestrian earned the No. 6 team seed at the National Collegiate Equestrian Association Championship.The first rounds of events begin April 18, with semifinals taking place April 20 and event finals will be April 21 and all events will take place in Waco, Texas at the Extraco Events Center.The Frogs are seeded between rivals No. 5 SMU and No. 7 Baylor, the latter who they defeated at the Big 12 Championship.The Frogs will start April 19 against No. 3 Oklahoma State. With a victory, the Frogs will the face winner of No. 2 Auburn and No. 7 Baylor in the semifinals later that day. The team championship match is scheduled for the last day of competition, April 21.The national championship now includes a team-seeded bracket for each of the four disciplines. The Frogs are set to participate in all four disciplines with their highest seed in Horsemanship at fifth. Event rankings are determined by regular season head-to-head competition statistics.The equestrian team has advanced to the semifinals in each of the last two national championships when there were 12 teams competing. Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ ReddIt Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Tunnel of Oppression highlights different groups, encourages change Photo courtesy of GoFrogs Linkedin Facebook Alexa Hineshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexa-hines/ Seniors react to postponing May Commencement Alexa is the Audience Engagement Editor for TCU360. She is a journalism major and Spanish minor from Orange County, California. In her free time, Alexa loves reading about and watching sports. Breaking barriers: Trailblazing women in sports media Twitter Linkedin Alumnus to reopen local bar Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Alexa Hines last_img read more

Coroner: Louisiana African-American museum founder Sadie Roberts-Joseph was suffocated

first_imgiStock(BATON ROUGE, La.) — A beloved 75-year-old community activist in Louisiana whose body was discovered in the trunk of her car died from “traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation,” according to an autopsy.Sadie Roberts-Joseph, who teamed up with police on an anti-drug and violence program, was found slain Friday afternoon when police were directed to her car parked in a residential neighborhood northeast of downtown Baton Rouge, police said.“It is with great sadness and respect to investigate any unexpected or traumatic death. When our investigation involved an innocent victim, such as Ms. Sadie Joseph, it is particularly tragic,” Dr. William “Beau” Clark, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner, said in a statement.Police have yet to identify a suspect in Roberts-Joseph’s homicide but said investigators are working around the clock to solve the case.“She’s special. She’s touched so many people in this community over the years. She was a true public servant,” Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul told ABC News.Roberts-Joseph was last seen alive visiting her sister about 11 a.m. on Friday. Her body was discovered in her car a little over three miles from her home about 3:45 p.m. on Friday, police and relatives said.“We do know the time when she was last seen and the time, obviously, when the body was discovered. We’re working on that time frame and we’re focusing in on what happened between that time,” Paul said.The slaying of Roberts-Joseph, who was well known in Baton Rouge, came as a complete shock for her family and the community.“We’re devastated that someone has actually killed her and put her in the trunk of her own car,” Roberts-Joseph’s niece, Pat McCallister-Leduff, told ABC News.The victim’s sister, Beatrice Johnson, told The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge that Roberts-Johnson stopped by her house around 11 a.m. on Friday. She said her sister lived near her in the Scotlandville neighborhood of Baton Rouge and would check in with her daily.“Friday, she came by [because] she had mixed some cornbread, but her oven went out, and she brought it here to put in the oven,” Johnson told the newspaper. “The bread is still there. She never came back to get it.”Roberts-Joseph helped found the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African-American History Museum in 2001. The museum, now known as the Baton Rouge African-American History Museum, is housed on the campus of New St. Luke Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.She also organized the city’s annual Juneteenth festival at the museum, commemorating the abolition of slavery in the U.S., and partnered with Baton Rouge police to launch a Community Against Drugs and Violence program.In a recent interview with ABC affiliate station WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, Roberts-Joseph said her work at the museum and the annual Juneteenth event was meant “to celebrate, to embrace” African American history and to “learn of our past and to be able to move forward in unity.”Baton Rouge police are asking anyone with information on the case to contact homicide detectives immediately.“I have no idea why someone would do such a heinous act or commit such a heinous act for someone who had nothing but love for this community and love for people,” Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome told ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Gorillaz Continue Phase Four With “The Book Of Russel” Video Compilation [Watch]

first_imgAnticipation for an upcoming Gorillaz album is at an all-time-high. The group started chronicling their entire history on social media two weeks ago, posting videos and clips from all of their releases and performances over the years. Then, ten new pages from The Book of Noodle released last week, confirming the start of their fourth phase. With no official announcement of an album release date, a recent report revealed that that the new record is just two weeks away from completion. While they’re still in the studio, these social media spasms have us thinking the actual release is near.Today, the Internet flared up with another story from Gorillaz: The Book of Russel, which sees characterized drummer Russel Hobbs on a quest to rescue his bandmate Noodle after an attack on Plastic Beach. As The Book of Russel concludes, “The band was getting back together.” #TheBookofRussel pic.twitter.com/7mm9lidrTB— gorillaz (@gorillaz) October 7, 2016[H/T CoS] A few days later… #TheBookofRussel pic.twitter.com/BsK3I4kVNh— gorillaz (@gorillaz) October 7, 2016center_img Read the entire series below, and rejoice for the return of the Gorillaz! With Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett at the helm, we can’t wait to see what this future release has in store.last_img read more

Trump announces news conference on coronavirus crisis

first_imgThe president told reporters in India experts were “very close to a vaccine,” forcing White House officials to clarify later that he was talking about Ebola, not the novel coronavirus. He also understated the number of infections in the US. White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow also came in for criticism after telling CNBC the virus was “contained” — on the same day the CDC warned that a US outbreak was inevitable.Meanwhile, Republican Senator John Kennedy grew frustrated with acting Department of Homeland Security head Chad Wolf, who could not answer questions on Tuesday about the mortality rate. Trump has insisted, however, that his administration is “doing a GREAT job” managing the crisis, blaming the media for trying to make him look bad in a tweet in which he spelt the name of the virus incorrectly.”Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible,” he tweeted, using a derogatory name for cable news network MSNBC that suggests it is connected to the Democratic National Committee.”Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape!”Topics : US President Donald Trump announced a news conference from the White House on the coronavirus epidemic Wednesday, with experts warning they expect it to spread in the United States.”I will be having a News Conference at the White House, on this subject, today at 6:00 P.M.” Trump tweeted, adding that officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would attend.Officials have urged Americans to develop plans to avoid mass gatherings amid dire warnings that countries are not ready to contain an outbreak that has infected 80,000 people, mostly in China. Critics, including lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, have expressed growing alarm over the Trump administration’s response to the crisis.Wall Street stocks suffered a second straight rout Tuesday, with losses picking up after US health officials warned the coronavirus was likely to hit the world’s biggest economy.Democrats have pointed to a White House request to Congress for deep cuts to the budgets of science and health agencies such as the  National Institutes of Health.Trump has not appointed a point person or task force on the crisis, while the global health security expert position on the National Security Council has been left vacant for more than a year.last_img read more

Dispute continues between LIAT management and unions

first_imgNewsRegional Dispute continues between LIAT management and unions by: – November 9, 2011 21 Views   no discussions Share Share LIAT CEO Brian Challenger insists the airline will continue to pursue discussions with unions about proposed job cuts.ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, November 9, 2011 – A war of words has erupted between LIAT management and unions after talks on proposed job cuts failed to take place last Friday.Airline CEO Brian Challenger has rejected union claims that management was responsible for the breakdown in discussions.He also brushed aside calls by representatives of two regional trade unions for an audit of the airline’s operation.The calls were made by Chairman of the Leeward Islands Airline Pilots Association (LIALPA) Michael Blackburn and Lawrence Poyotte of the National Workers’ Union of St Lucia.Poyotte charged that the airline’s management has fueled the conflict.Blackburn also said that the management team has doubled within four years.However, the CEO said management as well as line staff had been a part of the company’s ongoing voluntary separation and reduction programmes.Challenger also struck aside claims that the company’s management structure was bloated and that the process of job reductions unfairly targeted only low wage earners. “The fact of the matter is that the company’s decisions are being made based on our strategic assessment of where the company has to go if it is to survive in the present very difficult economic environment,” he insisted. The CEO stated that the management is seeking to restructure the company to ensure its survival in the midst of a global economic crisis. He explained that this involves efforts to enhance its revenue, cut costs and other actions which would “regrettably lead to reducing the present complement of staff.”The unions have called for a Comprehensive Restructuring Plan to be put forward at least a month ahead of any talks.The LIAT CEO said while he recognizes the concerns of unions, there should not be any preconditions for dialogue to start.“We intend to continue our efforts to meet with our union partners in addressing the very real challenges that the company faces,” he said.The LIAT CEO also queried the call by union representatives for additional audits of the company. He noted that LIAT’s accounts were up to date and were audited by some of the leading international accounting firms.Caribbean 360 Newscenter_img Share Sharing is caring! Tweetlast_img read more