TCU and Baylor tied 14-14 at halftime

first_imgDean Straka ReddIt Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin (2) scrambles out of the pocket under pressure from Baylor defensive tackle Andrew Billings (75) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Facebook Facebook Dean Straka Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Straka Twitter Linkedin Dean Straka + posts Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Previous articleA Bowl Review: With bowl season nearing, Frogs look to add to rich historyNext articleTCU knocks off Baylor in overtime thriller, 28-21 Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Dean Straka Linkedin ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printThe No. 19 TCU Horned Frogs and No. 7 Baylor Bears are tied at halftime, 14-14, at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.The game was delayed 50 minutes due to lightning in the area before kickoff. Rain soaked the field for the entire half.The Bears struck first when Devin Chafin ran the ball in for a 1 yard touchdown on the opening drive of the game to give Baylor a 7-0 lead. The Frogs would respond on the ensuing drive however when TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, who missed last week’s game against Oklahoma with an ankle injury, found Jarrison Stewart for a 25 yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 7-7.Baylor however would regain the lead shortly after, when Chafin recorded another rushing touchdown to put the Bears back up 14-7. The Frogs would tie it back up in the 2nd quarter when Josh Carraway recovered a Chris Johnson fumble, taking it 55 yards all the way to the end zone for a touchdown.Turnovers plagued both teams in the half. Boykin threw an interception and lost a fumble in the 2nd quarter. Meanwhile Baylor suffered one interception, one fumble, and one muffed punt recovered by the Frogs.TCU finished the half with 148 yards of offense, 40 yards behind Baylor’s total of 188 yards. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Lack of political action is adding to Limerick’s housing crisis

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleFree condoms campaign to encourage safe sexNext articleListen: The Last Post with Andrew Carey February 16, 2019 Alan Jacques Print NewsHousingPoliticsLack of political action is adding to Limerick’s housing crisisBy Alan Jacques – February 13, 2019 1363 Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Limerick Sinn Fein TD Maurice QuinlivanWITH the latest figures from showing that rent prices in Limerick City are now 16.7 per cent higher than last year, Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has called on Housing Minster Eoghan Murphy to introduce rent certainty in the local market.“Renters in Limerick are continuing to see their rents spiral out of control, as Fine Gael refuse to take radical action to address the problem. Limerick has been particularly hard hit with huge rent increases. The average rent in Limerick City is now € €1,171 per month, a 16.7 per cent increase on the same time last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is not a sustainable. How on earth are working people looking to rent in Limerick City supposed to afford such an increase in rent in one year?” Deputy Quinlivan asked.“The Minister’s failure to get to grips with the crisis in the rental sector continues to heap pressure on struggling renters and effectively locks low-income earners out of the rental market. We know Rent Certainty alone will not resolve the issue of high rents. It will, however, put a break on the unaffordable rent increases that thousands of people are facing.“The huge increase in rents coupled with a severe shortage of homes to rent and buy is exacerbating the housing crisis,” he claimed.Meanwhile, Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’Sullivan stated this week that she believes homelessness can be ended by legal and practical action.Labour Party Housing spokesperson Jan O’SullivanThe former Housing Minister insists that if the ideals of the Democratic Programme are to be fulfilled 100 years after its publication, then all barriers to housing must be removed.According to Deputy O’Sullivan, the ideals adopted by the first Dáil 100 years ago are a challenge that we are now in a position to rise to.“Ireland is now a developed nation; we have worked our way out of the worst economic disaster since the foundation of the State; there is wealth but this is not shared equally and many of the children in our State are living in poverty, some are homeless, some haven’t got the most basic right of knowing their own identity.“With political will, we can now chart a course to address the needs of all our children. Nearly 4,000 of them are without a secure roof over their heads.“Between November 2017 and November 2018, there has been a 14 per cent rise in child homelessness.“Last week at the Raise the Roof conference, architect Mel Reynolds pointed out that there is enough Local Authority owned land, zoned for housing, to build 50,000 units of accommodation nationally, 30,000 of those in the Dublin area.  What is missing is the will and drive from Government.“In the Labour Party, we have presented detailed costed proposals for 80,000 social and affordable homes to be built over five years. That is the scale of what is needed and delivery at present falls very far short of that.“Labour has also steered a Bill through the Dáil which is now stalled in committee that would oblige Housing Authorities and the state to prioritise the interests of the child and to assist families, including providing them with safe accommodation.“We can end child homelessness by legal and practical action. As long as the will is there,” she concluded. Linkedin Advertisementcenter_img Limerick county house prices to rise 5% in 2021 Limerick city house prices rise 4.9% as time to sell falls Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites TAGSHousingLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Twitter Email Mortgage payment break for local authority home loan borrowers will be extended by a further three months TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type!last_img read more

FARC Announces It Will Release Six Hostages

first_img GOD WILLING THE SIX MENTIONED ARE FREED AND THEY GO FOR MORE! By Dialogo December 08, 2011 After a protest in which thousands of people called for the freedom of the 11 individuals kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), that country’s largest terrorist organization announced that it will release six of the 11 uniformed personnel in its power. “We will continue exploring with you all paths that might lead us to this noble aim and to the implementation of (…) the unilateral release of prisoners of war announced in a previous message, despite the fact that some of them have fallen in the senseless attempt at a military rescue,” the FARC said. The rebel group, considered a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union, sent a missive to a group of international mediators, including former Colombian Senator Piedad Córdoba. In its communiqué, the guerrilla group did not reveal the names of the Armed Forces personnel who will be released, nor a tentative date. According to analysts, the FARC usually carries out unilateral releases in order to raise its political profile at the national and international levels, as well as to polish its deteriorated image, linked to drug trafficking, kidnapping, and other crimes. The deaths of four Armed Forces personnel occurred in late November amid a clash with the Army, which was conducting a search operation in the jungle, and were characterized by the government as murder. Hours before the guerrilla group’s announcement, President Juan Manuel Santos asked the FARC to release the hostages as a gesture toward peace. “For that reason, we also demand the release of those 11 heroes of the fatherland who remain in the hands of the FARC,” the president said. last_img read more

Patriots to sign Mike Nugent after Stephen Gostkowski injury, reports say

first_imgIt was reported Gostkowski has a left hip injury that will require season-ending surgery, though he expects to be rehabilitated by next season.Gostkowski missed four extra points and a field goal over the last three weeks. However, he’s made 7 of 8 field goals this season, with his only miss coming from 48 yards.The Patriots (4-0) are slated to visit the Redskins (0-4) at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott looks to rebound vs. Packers Jaguars owner balks at Jalen Ramsey trade Percy Harvin says he was high in every game of his career Related News The likely winner of the #Patriots’ kicking competition: Mike Nugent. Sources tell me and @RapSheet he’s expected to sign to take over for the IR’d Stephen Gostkowski. Nugent’s teams are 0-5 in the playoffs. A chance for him to taste postseason victory in his 14th season.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) October 3, 2019ESPN also reported the Patriots will sign former Chargers kicker Younghoe Koo to the practice squad for added insurance.In addition to signing veteran kicker Mike Nugent to their roster, the Patriots also are expected to sign former Chargers’ kicker Younghoe Koo to their practice squad, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2019Nugent, 37, has spent most of his career with the Jets and Bengals but also had stints with the Buccaneers, Cardinals, Cowboys, Bears and Raiders. He’s gone 78-of-102 to hit 81.4 percent of his field goals, but nailed all six of his attempts for Oakland last season. New England has a new kicker.According to NFL Media and ESPN, the Patriots plan to sign veteran kicker Mike Nugent after Stephen Gostkowski was placed on injured reserve earlier this week.last_img read more

‘Salah has been signing of the season’

first_imgLiverpool ‘Salah has been signing of the season’ Harry Sherlock 00:15 1/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Bournemouth vs. Liverpool Liverpool Mohamed Salah Liverpool v Leicester City Leicester City Premier League The Egypt international scored both goals as Liverpool beat Leicester City at the weekend, and he has been hailed by Don Hutchinson Mohamed Salah has been the signing of the season, according to former Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchinson.The Egypt international has been in fine form this term, scoring 17 goals, including two in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Leicester City at the weekend, and providing six assists in 21 Premier League appearances.The Reds winger has seamlessly slotted into manager Jurgen Klopp’s plans, and Hutchinson believes that he has instantly replicated his excellent form at Roma before his £34 million move. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Mo Salah has probably been the signing of the summer, people might argue Alvaro Morata, who has been in good form,” Hutchinson told Goals on Sunday.”I watched a lot of him at Roma last year and apart from Radja Nainggolan, he was their best player. But to hit the ground running and have 23 (goals) in all competitions, is absolutely amazing.”He could have actually had four at the weekend. He misses chances, that is how good he is, which sounds like a bit of a contradiction! But he gets in the positions to score goals and miss them and he got two great goals at the weekend.”Liverpool are 18 points behind current Premier League leaders Manchester City, and face Burnley on New Year’s Day.  Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Walsh, Glidden and Peterson Reflect on Their Careers

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. These are my favorite quotes to read. Not abou the games. Not about strategy. Just about the college experience we’ve all had in one way or another. My buddy Amilian said something tonight when Kevin Peterson came out for senior night I thought was true. “It feels like we were just recruiting these dudes,” he said.Yeah, it really does. Anyway, here’s what they had to say about their last game in Boone Pickens Stadium.David Glidden“This is really my family. I grew up an OSU fan, and I couldn’t be happier to be where I’ve been for these last five years.”AdChoices广告“It was crazy. I never really pictured that day would come, even when I was here. It was just one of those things that was going to come sooner or later, but when it actually hits and you hear the whole crowd roaring your name, it’s something special. I’d been picturing that ever since I was a little kid, and it’s so much better than I imagined.”J.W. Walsh“It’s been an incredible time. I couldn’t have asked for anything better except to maybe go out with a win. Other than that, it’s been an incredible career and journey. It hasn’t gone the way I thought it would when I first got here, but looking back now, it’s been a lot of fun.”Kevin Peterson“It’s been amazing. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. It’s been the best four years of my life, and I’ve met some of the best friends I’ll ever have here so I have no regrets for coming here. It just hit me all at once. I usually just bottle it up, but it just kind of hit me. I was walking out there, and I knew my parents were going to be there, seeing the same thing I see for the first time. They usually are up in the stands, but this was my last time on this field and so it just kind of all got to me at once.”Awesome, awesome stuff.last_img read more