Raising money to ‘Sink Out’ arthritis

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook I am a senior journalism major from the great city of Chicago. Watching E! News while eating a Chipotle burrito is my favorite pastime. Go Cowboys! Taylor Boser https://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ ReddIt Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ First-year Helena Pippas is all smiles during Sink OutPhoto Credit: Taylor Boser printMusic echoed throughout the commons along with crowds of people dancing and cheering during one sorority’s philanthropy event.Delta Delta Delta and Beta Theta Pi competed in the championship round of Alpha Omicron Pi’s Sink Out Volley Pong tournament.Volly pong is when teams of two players throw volleyballs into giant trashcans. Each time a volleyball went in, the trashcan would be removed. The first team to remove every trashcan would advance to the next round.“My favorite part is the final round because the whole chapter rallies around the final two teams to cheer them on,” Alpha Omicron Pi’s Philanthropy Chair Claire Evenson said.The Delta Delta Delta and Beta Theta Pi teams were evenly matched in the final round knocking out trashcans at the same pace as members of the chapter crowded around the game anxiously waiting to see who would win. With each team having only one trashcan left, Delta Delta Delta sunk a volleyball in to win the game. The ladies celebrated with a chest bump.“Sink Out is a great way for the TCU community to come together in a fun way to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation,” said sophomore Lauren Gregurek.The purpose of Sink Out is to raise as much money as possible for the Arthritis Foundation, Alpha Omicron Pi’s philanthropy.“All the entry fees to play go to the Arthritis Foundation,” Evenson said.Steel City Pops popsicles were sold to raise money too. While the women were working to raise money, they also were able to participate in Sink Out by coaching the different teams.“This event is so fun because of the great music and I love having it in the Commons with all of my friends,” said senior MaryClaire Gray.Alpha Omicron Pi will continue raising money for the Arthritis Foundation until they have Sink Out again next year. + posts Counseling available as TCU mourns a student’s death Facebook Majority of faculty votes yes on DEI ballot Taylor Boserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/taylor-boser/ Previous articleNew Stepmills at REC CenterNext article“Fate of the Furious” stutters past the finish line Taylor Boser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR CASA of Tarrant County advocates for children in foster care Twitter Taylor Boser Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Twitterlast_img read more

Duterte wants admin sanctions vs ‘ninja cops, erring gov’t officials’

first_imgThe ninja cops allegation had forcedPhilippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde to resign just weeks beforehis retirement on Nov. 8. Albayalde, who was the Pampanga police chief at thetime, was alleged to have intervened on behalf of the ninja cops and preventedtheir separation from the police force./PN MANILA – Police officers accused ofrecycling illegal drugs seized in operations and erring government officialsshould be slapped with administrative sanctions, President Rodrigo Dutertesaid.    “Ang procedure ng gobyernoganito, pag may mademanda, if there’s a wrong done, usually the departmentconcerned must investigate. Itong sapolice it’s Año, administrative,” Duterte said. Duterte on Monday added that he wantedthe Department of the Interior and Local Government to sanction the “ninjacops” and erring government officials.  “So kung ano ‘yung imbestigasyon nila rebyuhin ko at kung tumama naman salahat on all fronts, to a T, then I will just adopt some but not all. Maybein form or in whatever in the definition of the crimes to make it more clear sa magbasa ng kaso,” Duterte said.    center_img He added he could not adopt the SenateBlue Ribbon Committee’s findings on the “ninja cops” because “the Senate is notunder me nor am I under the Senate.” “Itongmga police, the ninja, and everybody elsein government, you must deal first with the department where you belong and Iexpect the department to impose administrative sanctions. Then, theadministrative proceeding may mete out a punishment of separation,” he added. Duterte said he will leave it to theOffice of the Ombudsman to pursue criminal liability against the alleged roguepolice officers.  last_img read more

Clippers face Lakers seeking to rebuild momentum

first_imgFREE IS GOODThe Clippers shot 61.3 percent (19 for 31) from the free-throw line Wednesday, their third-worst performance from the stripe this season – which otherwise has proved more charitable for them than any other team in the league.The Clippers lead the NBA in free throws made (22.6) and attempted (28.5) per game. That made free-throw tally is the most of any team since the 2011-12 season.At the front of the line for the Clippers: Williams, who is taking 6.5 attempts per game and making an average of 5.7 of them, and Danilo Gallinari, who is making 5.4 of 6 attempts per game for a 90.6 free-throw shooting percentage that ranks fourth in the league. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory LOS ANGELES — Although they got clocked Wednesday, the Clippers weren’t crestfallen after their worst home loss of the season, a 135-103 drubbing courtesy of the Houston Rockets.“It’s onto the next,” guard Garrett Temple said. “We have three games left; we’re onto the playoffs. It’s not like we’re fighting to get in – but we are fighting for a (seeding).”The Lakers’ fleeting postseason fight officially ended March 22, but they can affect the Clippers’ playoff future Friday in the fourth and final meeting this season between the Staples Center co-tenants.The Clippers (47-32) come in with the sixth-best record in the Western Conference, trailing the fifth-seeded Utah Jazz by 2½ games and leading the seventh-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder by 1½ games. Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters After playing listlessly in Wednesday’s defeat, the Clippers said they expected to play with their typical energy and focus going forward – and not because of the loss to the Rockets.“No,” Williams said. “We don’t use a game like that one for motivation.”“It’s not necessarily a reality check,” Temple said. “I mean, we know. We know that we’re not a team that can just walk out and turn the switch on. We have to be ready when we get on the floor; it’s just a matter of being ready and paying attention to detail.”Rookie point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander said he’d process the blowout loss much like a blowout victory.“Every game we look at it the same way, see what we did well, see what we did bad, and then put it behind us,” Gilgeous-Alexander said. “Just learn from it and bounce back.” With the exception of Wednesday’s shellacking – which veteran guard and former Laker Lou Williams insisted wouldn’t haunt his current squad: “We throw that one away and get ready for the next one,” he said – the Clippers have been hurtling toward the playoffs with much momentum.They boasted the NBA’s highest winning percentage in March, when they went 13-2. And they have the second-highest winning percentage since Feb. 9, going 17-6 after revamping their roster with a series of moves at the trade deadline – including the rare one between the franchises that sent Mike Muscala to the Lakers for center Ivica Zubac (and Michael Beasley, who was waived).Meanwhile, the Lakers, beset by injuries, went 5-11 in March and were 7-16 since the trade deadline going into Thursday’s game against the Golden State Warriors.But even short-handed, the Lakers have picked up some positive momentum in the past few weeks, with four victories in six games entering Thursday.On Friday, they’ll have an opportunity to further slow the host Clippers’ momentum if they can hand them consecutive losses for the first time since Jan. 31 – when the Lakers beat them 123-120 in overtime. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

VIDEO: Coach gives most inspiring team talk ever before team win 6-0

first_imgOn Sunday, Arminia Bielefeld faced third-placed Eintracht Braunschweig with their survival in 2. Bundesliga hanging by a thread.A defeat would have all-but sent them down to the third tier, but assistant coach Carsten Rump gave the most inspiring team talk ever seen before the game.And clearly his words of motivation worked, as Bielefeld recorded a shock 6-0 win to move into 15th place – clear of the relegation play-off places.Check out the video below to watch Rump’s team talk, and prepare to be inspired! Watch Carsten Rump’s team talk below… 1center_img Pacino in Any Given Sunday or @arminia ass. coach Carsten Rump? RT if you’d fight for every single inch for this guy! 🙌🙌#Mondaymotivation pic.twitter.com/mKgyEUVnVN— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) May 15, 2017//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jslast_img read more

Walter Sisulu’s Garden

first_img19 March 2004The Witwatersrand National Botanical Garden outside Johannesburg has been renamed the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, in honour of the freedom fighter was was also “the father of everyone” with whom he spent a quarter of a century behind apartheid’s prison bars.Under a white marquee and against the backdrop of the rushing Witpoortjie Falls, around 100 people gathered on Tuesday to celebrate Sisulu’s life by unveiling a plaque and renaming the gardens in his honour.Among those in attendance were Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Mohamed Valli Moosa, the Sisulu family and Sisulu’s widow, Albertina, Adelaide Tambo, several deputy ministers, and long-time friend and comrade Ahmed Kathrada.Sisulu’s life closely reflected the struggle of the African National Congress which, like him, celebrated its 90th birthday in 2002. Almost a year later, Sisulu died. He was buried on 16 May 2003, a day short of what would have been his 91st birthday, at Johannesburg’s Newclare Cemetery, where a memorial garden has been established in his honour.The Roodepoort garden, some 30 kilometres west of Johannesburg’s city centre, is one of a network of eight botanical gardens around the country.It consists of around 300 hectares of landscaped and natural veld areas, planted with only indigenous trees and 600 species of indigenous flowering plants and shrubs. Over 230 species of birds have been recorded in the garden, as well as a number of reptiles and small mammals.Kathrada, asked by the Sisulu family to speak on their behalf, said that on Robben Island, Sisulu “was the father of everyone – loved, admired and respected by every prisoner. He was a leader, policy-maker, historian. This honour is well-deserved and most appropriate.”Mandela and Sisulu, Robben Island prison yard, 1966.(Photo: UWC-Robben Island Mayibuye Archives)On 11 July 1963 Liliesleaf Farm, the ANC’s secret headquarters at the time, was raided by police. Sisulu, Govan Mbeki and others were detained, and Sisulu was held in solitary confinement for 88 days. He was charged in the Rivonia trial in October 1963, and on 12 June 1964 sentenced to life imprisonment for planning acts of sabotage.On the following day Sisulu, Mandela and the other convicted Rivonia trialists were sent to Robben Island.Prisoners had individual cells on Robben Island, but once they were moved to Pollsmoor Prison outside Cape Town in 1985, Kathrada and Sisulu shared a cell for four years. Saturday nights for Sisulu were family nights – he used to spend hours going through his photograph album, slowly turning the pages.Kathrada said Sisulu was “crucial in opening doors that were previously closed”. Sisulu was released from prison in 1989, after spending 26 years behind bars.In the foreward to “In Our Lifetime”, the recently published biography of Walter and Albertina Sisulu, Nelson Mandela writes: “If we as a liberation movement and a nation were to be given the choice of one life story to be told, that story would have to be Walter Sisulu’s.“In his life and the work of his life are captured and demonstrated the best, the noblest, the most heroic, the most deeply humane that our movement and our country represent and seek to represent.”Source: City of Johannesburg websitelast_img read more

Infrastructure to build long-term regional prosperity

first_imgHappy Ntshingila, deputy chairperson of Brand South AfricaThe more locally produced inputs South Africa’s national infrastructure build programme uses, the more the country can grow its manufacturing industry, businesses and, importantly, create much-needed jobs. (Image: Brand South Africa )As South Africa prepared for the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, we looked at our membership of the increasingly influential Brics grouping of nations as a case study in how to create positive and significant growth similar to that seen in Brazil, Russia, India, China and other Asian economic tigers.Providing infrastructure to support both the economy and communities is one of the main ways South Africa will stimulate inclusive and jobs-rich growth. Quality, affordable infrastructure raises economic productivity, permits economic expansion and allows marginalised households and communities to take advantage of new opportunities.It also builds essential social capital and raises living standards as people have access to electricity, piped water, housing and reliable transport systems. Infrastructure is a critical pillar to strengthen key value chains across our economy.Strong infrastructure also strengthens the domestic demand for local capital goods, industries, services and products. Ultimately, the more locally produced inputs the national infrastructure build programme utilises, the more the country can grow its manufacturing industry, businesses and, importantly, create much-needed jobs. Gainful and consistent employment is one of the most certain ways in which to ensure the increase in a nation’s living standards.A vision for the year 2030South Africa’s National Development Plan – or Vision 2030 – has identified infrastructure investment as a key priority for South Africa moving forward. It provides an effective mechanism to support socioeconomic transformation and to build a new level of economic resilience in an increasingly challenging global environment. The development of critical skills to build, implement, operate and maintain our growing infrastructure assets, leveraging job creation and localisation through an infrastructure development pipeline over the next 20 years, South Africa will be able to collectively build an equitable society.The government needs to spend 10% of its annual budget on infrastructure development in order to achieve the desired levels of economic transformation, growth potential and job creation over the next few years.At this rate of spending by 2030, the NDP’s target date, the country would have spent a total R11.8-trillion on infrastructure, laying a new foundation for growth, providing decent work opportunities for its citizens, and stimulating business and industry.The National Infrastructure Plan, which was adopted in 2012, is a powerful framework through which to propel South Africa’s economic landscape onto a more employment-friendly, equitable and inclusive trajectory. It is an exciting new landscape that offers every citizen a real opportunity to develop their own personal capabilities and, as a result, be well positioned and equipped to share in the country’s long-term growth and prosperity.Social partnersAccordingly, the government recognises the vital role of the social partners in creating an enabling environment for implementing national infrastructure plans, mobilising human resources and ensuring accountability. These social partners will help develop the capacity and skills required to meet the demands of South Africa’s growing investment programme, not only for construction materials and structural steel inputs, but also for sophisticated equipment like locomotives and turbines. This includes developing the skills to implement, operate and maintain our infrastructure assets.Implementation of the National Infrastructure Plan will strengthen domestic demand for local capital goods industries, services and products. The more locally produced inputs the build programme uses, the more South Africa’s domestic manufacturing and support industries will thrive, with citizens benefitting from an expansion in the creation of jobs in these industries.African regional integrationSouth Africa’s National Infrastructure Plan is also strategically important from an economic growth perspective in terms of regional integration to stimulate greater pan-African cooperation and development. One of the plan’s 18 strategic integrated projects, or SIPs, focuses on supporting African development and integration as part of its mandate.Through the National Infrastructure Plan framework, there is a greater opportunity to participate in mutually beneficial infrastructure projects to unlock long-term socioeconomic benefits by partnering with fast-growing African economies that have a projected growth of between 3% and 10%.Such infrastructure projects would focus on the transport, water and energy sectors that also have the potential to provide competitively priced, diversified, short-, medium- and long-term development options for the South African economy. An example of such projects could be in Mozambique’s electricity transmission project (Cesul) which could assist in providing cheap, clean power in the short-term, while the Grand Inga Hydropower project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo could provide a long-term development option for South Africa. Leveraging of such regional strategic integrated infrastructure projects on the African Continent would complement the free trade area discussions aimed at creating a market of 600-million people in South, Central and East Africa.Ultimately, South Africa’s National Infrastructure Plan represents a tangible methodology for empowering a nation and triggering essential future development. It is a bold effort to successfully transform the economy for the long term, laying the foundation for sustainable growth and job creation.It provides an opportunity to effectively mobilise the nation behind one common and progressive vision. At the same time, it develops a powerful platform for delivery to the nation and the building of strategic partnerships with business and labour. It also cements South Africa’s position as a key driver and supporter of integration of African economies, further demonstrating the country’s strategic importance at a regional economic development level, together with its standing on the global economic stage as a member of the Brics grouping of nations.last_img read more

LOOK: Tour de France cyclist shows off tired, vascular legs after 16 stages

first_imgTrump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet “After sixteen stages I think my legs look little tired,” Poljanski captioned his Instagram post, showing the bulging veins on his sunburnt legs. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ The 104th edition of the Tour de France kicked off last July 1, which pits the best cyclists from around the world in a race that will cover a total of 3,450 kilometers.According to the Business Insider, participants of the famed cycling event still have to endure 68 hours of pedaling before things wrap up in Paris on July 23.Meanwhile, Poljanski, a member of German team Bora-Hansgrohe, is currently ranked 75th in the general classification after the 16th stage of the Tour.Unfortunately for the 27-year-old cyclist, he still has a long way to go—five stages to be exact— before he can rest those aching legs.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Chot Reyes to wait for July 25 deadline before naming Fiba roster It’s no secret that the Tour de France multiple-stage bicycle race takes a ridiculous physical toll on the body, particularly the legs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPolish cyclist Pawel Poljanski recently showed the world how grueling it could be—by posting an image of his tired, vascular legs after taking part in 16 stages.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: 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 Gamescenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress View commentslast_img read more

China stops skid, Korea stays spotless in AVC

first_imgChinese-Taipei will be locked in a bottom-four seed come the quarters as it slipped to 0-3.Wu Wei-Hua led Chinese-Taipei with a game-high 25 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the second game, Korea remained undefeated after dealing Kazakhstan a quick defeat, 25-21, 26-24, 25-10, to improve to 3-0.Kim Yeon-koung had her highest-scoring game of the tournament with 18 points while Hwang Minkyoung added 12. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Korea, though, lost Yang Hyojin after the 27-year-old injured her back during the game.Yekaterina Zhdanova had 12 points to lead the Kazakhs (2-1). Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Alora aims to prove she deserves to be flag-bearer by winning SEAG gold Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Photo from asianvolleyball.netBIÑAN, Laguna—China has stopped its downward spiral in the qualifying stage of the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship after squeaking past Chinese-Taipei in five sets, 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-21, 15-11, Monday at Alonte Sports Arena here.Captain Liu Meng Ya had 22 points to lead the Chinese as they improved to 1-2 while Jin Ye added 19.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES View comments Robredo: 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more