Forward Kenrich Williams to miss 2015-2016 season

first_imgMen’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Straka TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Facebook Dean Straka + posts printThis story was updated on Sept. 18 at 5:51 p.m. to include new information.The Horned Frog basketball team will be without junior forward Kenrich Williams in the upcoming 2015-16 season due to a knee injury.Williams said he had knee surgery on Friday morning and is feeling better. Because his recovery will last until March, Williams will sit out the entire season, which begins Nov. 13 against Southeastern Louisiana. It was reported that Williams had suffered knee problems during the entire 2014-15 season.“It’s tough for me,” Williams said. “I haven’t missed a game my entire life. I know it will be tough for the team without me.”The Frogs lose a valuable asset in Williams, who led the team in rebounds last season, averaging 6.7 per game. His average of 2.8 offensive rebounds per game also led the Frogs and qualified for third best in the Big 12.Williams’ 30 steals were the third most of anyone on the team.Last year was Williams’ first with Frogs, having transferred to TCU from New Mexico Junior College after the 2013-14 season.With Williams out, the team is now without nine starters from last year’s campaign. The Frogs had previously lost eight players either to graduation or transfers.Media relations director Mark Cohen and assistant director of media relations Matt Hoover could not be reached for comment. Linkedin 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 Dean Straka Linkedin ReddIt Dean Straka Dean Straka Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Twitter TCU Basketball vs UT at the Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center on the FWISD campus in Fort Worth, Texas on January 19, 2015. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Previous articleTCU renovates beach volleyball courtsNext articlePatterson prepares for a rejuvenated SMU offense Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

School bus service axed without warning

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick schools asked to show Racism the Red Card RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Print Linkedin TAGSschools Email Twitter NewsEducationSchool bus service axed without warningBy Editor – September 8, 2016 835 center_img Schools and colleges to close on Thursday and Friday Bishop says Limerick is not living up to its obligations to migrants Limerick school surprised with wild card for Junk Kouture finals Previous articleLocal businesses urged to support bereavement serviceNext articleFormer Limerick senator told to leave court with his sliotar Editor WhatsApp Bord na Móna encourages more schools to join Eco Rangers programme 142 Limerick schools benefit from minor works scheme A bus service used by a thousand Limerick students has been withdrawn without any prior warning.The Shannon Banks to Westbury service, which has been in operation for almost 40 years, was cancelled by Bus Éireann last week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up On Monday morning last (August 29) school-bound passengers were informed by their driver that the service would be discontinued at the end of the week.Responding to requests from irate parents Fianna Fáil Councillor, Cathal Crowe, contacted the transport company but without success.“I did what I could and had many phone conversations with Bus Éireann’s Regional Management team throughout the week.”“They promised me that I would be provided with a letter explaining their decision on Tuesday but it wasn’t until Friday afternoon that I received an email from. By then it was too late to respond as the bus had already completed its last journey.”The email received by Cllr Crowe stated that to compensate for the cancelled service, improvements had been made to the 301 bus service which serves Raheen and the city centre.“A service will leave Westbury at 07.50hrs so passengers will have a scheduled service close to the existing 07.55 hrs time,” the email read.“Students traveling on this service to the Crescent Comprehensive School can alight at the Crescent Shopping Centre Stop which is a short walk from the school. Those attending schools off O’Connell Avenue can disembark at Mallow Street or alternatively board the 304 service that operates every 15 minutes from the City Centre to Raheen via O’Connell Avenue,” the email continued.In response Cllr Crowe alluded to a rumour circulating among “angry” parents that the service had been axed as it was not licensed by the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).The Fianna Fáil councillor urged Bus Éireann to clarify this “as soon as possible” so that the service could be reinstated.last_img read more

Couple who managed CU sentenced for $2 million embezzlement

first_imgA Minnesota couple, who managed a credit union, were each sentenced Tuesday for embezzling $2 million from it to support three successful businesses.Nkajlo Vangh, 61, was sentenced to seven and a half years in federal prison, and his wife, True Yang Vangh, 52, was sentenced six years by U.S. District Court Judge Franklin Noel in Minneapolis. They were also ordered to pay restitution of $1.7 million and four years of supervised release after serving their prison sentences. They both pleaded guilty in May to one felony count of aiding and abetting bank fraud.The Vanghs were Laotian refugees who fled their war-torn nation in the 1970s and eventually made their way to the U.S. and settled in Rosemount, Minn.Mr. Vangh was the president and board chair for the Hmong American Federal Credit Union since it opened in 1984, which served the Laotian community in Minneapolis. Mrs. Vangh worked as the manager of the credit union from 2001 to 2011 when it was liquidated by the NCUA. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Virus breaks the mold for telework in office-bound Japan

first_img‘It’s actually nice’But the spread of the new coronavirus has forced employers and workers to give telework a try in Japan, and Sato for one has been pleasantly surprised.”Unlike I’d expected, it’s actually nice. Much easier than going to the office,” said Sato, who has been working at home since February when the government began asking workers to telework to avoid spreading the new coronavirus.He works for a Tokyo start-up, Phybbit, which offers services to counter digital fraud, and had never before tried working from home.”This experience has completely changed my image of teleworking,” he told AFP in the small office he has set up in the family home he shares with his wife and two children.For a start, it saves him two hours of commuting a day, meaning he has more time with his daughters, whose schools are currently closed.”I can also give them their bath in the evening, something I could never do during the week before because I was never home before 8pm.”Sato’s wife Hitomi takes primary care of their daughters, six-year-old Yurina and four-year-old Hidano and said she has welcomed the helping hand at home.”I’m glad that he’s here, and the girls are happy to spend time with their dad,” she said.The Japanese government has renewed its push for teleworking and off-peak commuting in recent years, hoping to ease the burden on the notoriously congested Tokyo public transport system, particularly ahead of the Olympics.But there hasn’t been much enthusiasm.  Experts say part of the challenge is the social stigma attached to deviating from the “salaryman” stereotype of the suited-up office worker who proves his dedication by spending long hours at his desk.Polls show “the Japanese still have this image that telework isn’t real work because you’re not physically in the office,” said Haruka Kazama, an economist at the Mizuho research institute.That’s a view familiar to Yuki Sato, 35, currently experimenting with teleworking for the first time.”The image of going to the office is very strong. You have to show that you work hard and long hours and that you help your colleagues,” Sato told AFP. The longstanding stereotype of Japan’s office-bound “salaryman” is being tested as companies cautiously embrace working from home in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus.Japan’s government has for years been trying to encourage firms to implement “flexible working patterns”, hoping that less demanding office hours will help women return to work after having children and men share more housework and childcare.But uptake has been slow. A survey published last year found around 19 percent of companies offered a telework option, but just 8.5 percent of employees polled had tried it out. ‘Mindsets are changing’ Kunihiko Higa, a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology who specializes in flexible work options, attributes that to reluctant managers.Many of them “consider teleworking only as a tool for workers,” he told AFP. “In other words, they don’t understand that teleworking, if used in the right way, can be a management strategy tool.”The coronavirus outbreak appears to have achieved what government campaigns could not, forcing the hands of firms who may previously have been reluctant.”The situation has put their backs against the wall. They’ve been forced to give their employees the choice to telework,” said Kazama.A poll carried out at the end of February by the Keidanren business association of nearly 400 major firms found nearly 70 percent had already begun implementing teleworking or were planning to because of the pandemic.The switch hasn’t been universal. Workers still cram onto commuter trains — albeit in smaller numbers — and Japan’s parliament is hardly setting the tone, continuing to hold sessions and ministerial press conferences.And there is no guarantee yet that companies will continue to allow teleworking when the crisis eases.But experts said being forced to try teleworking was likely to leave a lasting impact in Japan, with companies beginning to see working from home as a feasible and even attractive option.”I think mindsets are changing,” said Kazama.center_img Topics : “With telework, we can’t show our goodwill and motivation,” he added.last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli’s India in Australia: Five memorable moments from historic tour

first_imghighlights 1.)    Australia bogged down by the Great Wall of PujaraThey bowled short. They bowled full. They tried to swing the ball. They tried to frustrate him. Nothing worked. Cheteshwar Pujara was in the zone when it came to batting in Australia. His century in Adelaide and his fifty in the second innings was the difference maker for India as they won the first match of a series Down Under for the first time. When Australia got him out at Perth cheaply, it was the only time they won. His ton on a difficult Melbourne wicket ensured India had the Border-Gavaskar Trophy back and his 193 in Sydney was the icing on the cake. 521 runs at an average of 74 with three tons. India win series 2-1. Australia had failed to breach India’s new Great Wall.2.)    Rishabh Pant – making sledging enjoyable again”Have you ever heard of a temporary captain, ever, Mayank? Not everyone is like Pujara here”. “Come on Patty, we need some sixes now”. India were now mastering Australia in their own game and Rishabh Pant had takente internet by storm with his chirping. His sledging, combined with his keeping and batting, gave plenty of value to India. His world record 11 catches in Adelaide, over 20 catches in a bilateral series gave Kohli plenty of assurance. He also let the bat do the talking, becoming the first Indian keeper to hit a century in Australia. In 2018/19, Pant had mentally disintegrated Australia and made sledging enjoyable.3.)    MS Dhoni – Finisher no more finished?He was slammed for his slow 51 in Sydney that resulted in India losing the match by 34 runs. Following on his poor run in 2018, the knives were sharpened. The critics were baying for Dhoni’s blood. How did Captain Cool respond? In Adelaide 2019, just like he had done in 2012, he blasted a six and got India over the line in a tough chase. In Melbourne, he slammed his third consecutive fifty and gave another masterclass to help India clinch the game at the MCG and win the series. With 193 runs at a strike-rate of over 80 and an average of 193, Dhoni showed the finisher was not finished, not just yet though.4.)    Bumrah, Shami and Ishant – The holy trinity of deadly fast bowlersAfter the end of the MCG Test which India had won after 37 years, a stat made the round. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma were now greater than Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Malcolm Marshall as well as Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander. An Indian pace trio dominating the world charts? It would have been impossible to picture that 20 years ago. In 2018, Bumrah, Shami and Ishant created a new record for most wickets in a calendar year. Bumrah, in particular, enhanced his reputation Down Under with a brilliant spell of bowling and his 6/33 put India on course for a splendid series win.5.)    Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Swing like a KingIn the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, India needed an experienced hand in the ODIs and they found one in Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He got Aaron Finch in all the three games with the inswinger and never allowed him to settle. His spell of 4/45 in Adelaide was the key factor in India restricting Australia to under 300. Had it not been for Bhuvi’s spell, the series result could well have tilted in Australia’s favour. His ability to swing the ball and get the early breakthroughs on a consistent basis was key in India not allowing Australia to capitalise in the powerplay. In the decider, his two wickets helped Yuzvendra Chahal take 6/42, the joint-best figures by a bowler in ODIs in Australia. New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team have created plenty of history in their recent tour of Australia. They won Tests in Adelaide and Melbourne and when rain ruined the Sydney Test, India had created history when they became the first Asian side to ever win a Test series Down Under. More history was created in the New Year as Kohli’s band of cricketers beat Australia 2-1 to secure a bilateral ODI series win for the first time. In addition to the 3-0 Twenty20 whitewash in 2016 and the 2008 tri-series win under MS Dhoni, India became only the second side after South Africa to win a series in all formats Down Under.From the Twenty20 Internationals till the final ODI in Melbourne, there were plenty of contributions from players. Each member played a vital part in India breaking their overseas jinx and finally turning the tide when it came to performances overseas. Following the end of a tour where India did not lose a series in a single format, here are some of the memorable instances of the tour. India won a bilateral ODI series Down Under for first timeIndia won a Test series in Australia for first timeIndia did not lose a single series Down Under For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more