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Volleyball improves to 2-0 with win over Green Bay

first_img Previous articleTCU nearly finished with preparing for new administration buildingNext articleFine Arts has a new interim dean Brian Contreras RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Brian Contrerashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brian-contreras/ TCU volleyball celebrates winning a point in regular-season finale against West Virginia. (Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com) Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Brian Contrerashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brian-contreras/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt printTCU Volleyball continued its day of victories with a win over Green Bay Friday night. Facebook The Horned Frogs won in straight sets, 25-17,25-17,25-19, to improve to 2-0 on the season. They were led by first-year outside hitter Elan McCall and senior middle hitter Anna Walsh who combined for 30 kills.Both teams started off slow and the game was back and forth early. But as the first set progressed, TCU started to take control. After a timeout midway through the first set, the Horned Frogs went on a 10-5 run to win the set.“Offensively we started off really slow and hadn’t had a great connection,” Head Coach Jill Kramer said. “In the second match, there was lots more consistent tempo and location.”The second and third sets were similar to the first with TCU climbing back to take the lead midway through the set and holding on to win.The team finished with a .400 hitting percentage and totaled 52 kills and 49 assists with only 12 errors despite their slow start offensively.Defensively, the Horned Frogs limited Green Bay to only a .161 hitting percentage and had 6.5 total team blocks.“I think our team had a really good showing today. I think we bounced back from little things, little errors… and also came back with great plays,” Kramer said. “Offensively our numbers are good and I think we are happy with where we ended up today.”However good they may feel, the team knows that they are just scratching the surface of their potential. A potential that grows each time they take the court together.“The end goal is that we want to win the Big 12 and go far in the tournament but I think that every time we are on the court together we have that much better connection, that much better chemistry,” Walsh said.The Horned Frogs will play the SIUE Cougars tomorrow at 5:00 pm to wrap up the 2018 Cowtown Classic. + posts What we’re reading: Trump won’t participate in virtual debate, Hurricane Delta on path to hit U.S. Brian Contrerashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brian-contreras/ ReddIt What we’re reading: COVID-19 vaccine testing paused, NFL announces social justice awareness program Brian Contrerashttps://www.tcu360.com/author/brian-contreras/ Linkedin Twitter CDC releases guidelines for a safe Halloween amid COVID-19 Facebook Brian Contreras YMCA to host virtual learning sites in Tarrant County Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Defence ministry brands media as “internal enemy” in war against Tamil Tigers

first_img News Receive email alerts Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Organisation News Help by sharing this information Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge June 7, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Defence ministry brands media as “internal enemy” in war against Tamil Tigers News July 15, 2020 Find out morecenter_img News Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Follow the news on Sri Lanka Reporters Without Borders condemns a defence ministry campaign against independent news media, especially journalists who cover military affairs. The ministry’s website is carrying virulent attacks on journalists critical of the government, accusing them of being in cahoots with the “terrorist enemy,” the Tamil Tiger rebels.“While the civil war continues to claim innocent victims in both communities, defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is lambasting journalists who do not toe the line of his propaganda,” the press freedom organisation said. “He is directly threatening the safety of journalists by accusing them of agreeing with the enemy. The government has turned Manicheism into a state doctrine in which those not with the army are deemed to be with the Tamil Tigers.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa to restore trust and serenity to the government’s relations with the press.”Two long articles – headlined “Stop media treachery against armed forces members!” and “Deriding the war heroes for a living – the ugly face of defence analysts in Sri Lanka” – were recently posed on the ministry’s website, attacking news media that dare to contradict official press releases about the fighting in the north of the country.By blaming journalists for the military’s failure to “eradicate the LTTE terrorists,” the articles directly expose them to the possibility of reprisals. “Media freedom in this country has been encroached upon by few sociopaths that can be found in almost all anti-Sri Lankan outfits,” the website says.Many local news media, including Sirasa TV, the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Times, and the Free Media Movement (FMM), a local NGO that defends press freedom are explicitly accused of sowing discord within the armed forces in their articles and statements. “Whoever lures disgruntled members of the armed forces to act against the good order and the military discipline of the service is committing treachery against the nation,” the site says.The defence ministry also accuses the press of putting out false information although the army itself has often tried to minimise its losses, for example, after one of the most violent clashes in recent years in the Jaffna peninsula last April.Pressure on the independent media is mounting amid repeated incursions by the security forces into LTTE-controlled areas and deadly bombings in the Colombo region that are blamed on the Tamil Tigers.Keith Noyahr, assistant editor and defence correspondent of the English-language weekly The Nation, was kidnapped and beaten on 22 May in an attack apparently linked to his reporting on the government’s counter-insurgency campaign. TV reporter Paranirupasingam Devakumar and a friend were murdered six days later in an area of the Jaffna peninsula that is under military control. No suspect has been arrested.Iqbal Athas, a reporter who specialises in military affairs, stopped writing articles for the Sunday Times several weeks ago after being the target of a campaign of intimidation. According to the Free Media Movement, Sirimevan Kasthuriarachchi, a journalist who does defence reporting for the newspaper Divaina, was threatened with reprisals by thugs who forced their way into his home on 29 May. Frederica Jansz, the publisher of the monthly Montage and a contributor to The Nation, was followed by suspicious-looking vehicles in Colombo a week ago and the body of a bird was found outside her home in what might have been another threatening message.Press freedom activists have also been the target of intimidation. On 27 May, soldiers went to the Colombo headquarters of the Sri Lanka Press Institute, an organisation that is respected for its defence of media freedom, and asked for the names of its employees.The defence minister was added to the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom” on 3 May. Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists to go further January 13, 2021 Find out more RSF_en July 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Editor gets two months in prison, amid no sign of progress in civil liberties three years after Mubarak’s reelection

first_img Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Logo : © AFP RSF_en News News to go further Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the two-month prison sentence which a Cairo appeals court passed on Ibrahim Issa, the editor of the opposition weekly Al-Dustour, on 28 September after upholding his conviction on a charge of publishing false information about President Hosni Mubarak. This is supposed to be Mubarak’s last term as president, but there has no let-up in the repressive policies he has been pursuing since he took over as president in 1981, the press freedom organisation said. Issa’s lawyer plans to appeal to the supreme court, but sentences are not usually suspended while appeals are heard, and Issa may have to start serving his sentence in the next few days.“A secondary school student’s brief arrest in June for criticising President Mubarak in an exam may be anecdotal, but Issa’s conviction highlights the oppressive reality of relations between the authorities and the independent press,” Reporters Without Borders said. “None of the electoral promises Mubarak made in September 2005 have been respected. The decriminalization of press offences is still a dream, and the state of emergency was recently extended pending the adoption of an anti-terrorism law, posing a potential danger for journalists.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Issa’s case also illustrates the judicial system’s subservience to the government. Other journalists reported the rumours about Mubarak’s presumably declining health, but he was the only one to be prosecuted. The trial was ridiculous, with the prosecutor even trying to get the central bank governor and the head of stock exchange regulatory authority to testify that Issa’s report was to blame for the fall in Egyptian stocks. Nothing was spared to guarantee his conviction.”The ruling by the appeal court in the Cairo district of Boulak Abou El-Ela upheld Issa’s conviction by a criminal court in March on a charge of disseminating false information liable to cause unrest and harm the country’s reputation under articles 171 and 188 of the criminal code. At the same time, the appeal court took four months off the original sentence of six months in prison. The prosecution was brought against Issa following a complaint by a member of the ruling National Democratic Party.Issa’s lawyer, Issam Abou Issa, told Reporters Without Borders he has filed an appeal before the supreme court on the grounds that there was no legal basis for the conviction. He said he had also filed for petition for a suspension of the appeal court’s decision.“This ruling opens the gates of hell to Egyptian journalism,” Issa told Agence France-Presse. It is not the first time he has been tried and convicted. A criminal court in the Cairo district of Al-Agouza sentenced him and three other newspaper editors to a year of forced labour on a similar charge in September 2007. They have so far avoided going to prison by paying a bond pending the outcome of their appeal. February 1, 2021 Find out more EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Help by sharing this information September 30, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor gets two months in prison, amid no sign of progress in civil liberties three years after Mubarak’s reelectioncenter_img EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts January 22, 2021 Find out more Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Organisation Follow the news on Egypt Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the two-month prison sentence which a Cairo appeals court passed on Ibrahim Issa, the editor of the opposition weekly Al-Dustour. This is supposed to be Mubarak’s last term as president, but there has no let-up in the repressive policies he has been pursuing since he took over as president in 1981, the press freedom organisation said. News February 6, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Pasadena Could Turn Cold on Monday

first_imglatest #1 Pasadena Could Turn Cold on Monday Published on Friday, October 30, 2015 | 11:25 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. National Weather Service forecasts say a cold front associated with the trough of pressure will sweep into the area Monday and bring much cooler, cloudy and unsettled weather over Pasadena into late next week.Temperatures are expected to peak at 82 degrees Friday afternoon as the first significant Santa Ana wind event of the season sweeps into Southern California. The event brings about renewed fire danger, hazardous crosswinds for motorists and the potential for power outages and tree damage.Friday night will be clear with a low around 60 degrees.Breezy and windy conditions may persist into Saturday when ten degrees above normal temperatures – about 88 degrees – could prevail.Relative humidity is starting to fall across the area with Pasadena being in the 18 to 20 percent range Saturday through Sunday.By Monday, with the cooling trend associated with the cold front, humidity could go up to 47 percent and a 40 percent chance of rain is possible. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it center_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Global Managed Cyber Security Services Industry (2020 to 2027) – Key Market Trends and…

first_img Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – April 6, 2021 Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Global Managed Cyber Security Services Industry (2020 to 2027) – Key Market Trends and Drivers – ResearchAndMarkets.comcenter_img Previous articleAT&T to Host Analyst Day on Friday, March 12Next articleKahun helps Oilers rally past Canucks 4-3 Digital AIM Web Support DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– The “Managed Cyber Security Services – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The publisher brings years of research experience to the 9th edition of this report. The 158-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Global Managed Cyber Security Services Market to Reach $60.9 Billion by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Managed Cyber Security Services estimated at US$22.5 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$60.9 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 15.3% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Identity & Access Management, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 17.6% CAGR and reach US$26.6 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Risk & Compliance Management segment is readjusted to a revised 15.9% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $6.7 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 14.5% CAGR The Managed Cyber Security Services market in the U.S. is estimated at US$6.7 Billion in the year 2020. China, the world`s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$10.5 Billion by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 14.5% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 13.7% and 12.9% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 10.9% CAGR. Vulnerability Management Segment to Record 10.8% CAGR In the global Vulnerability Management segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 10.6% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$1.7 Billion in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$3.4 Billion by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$7.2 Billion by the year 2027. Competitors identified in this market include, among others:Accenture PLCAssuriaConvergent Network Solutions LtdHoneywell International, Inc.IBM CorporationOptiva, Inc.ProficioSecureWorks, Inc.Symantec CorporationTata Consultancy Services Ltd. Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. MARKET OVERVIEWGlobal Competitor Market SharesManaged Cyber Security Services Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE III. MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITIONTotal Companies Profiled: 46 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/2s53ef View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005371/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SECURITY SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 04:38 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 04:38 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005371/en WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Facebooklast_img

Strabane SDLP deny suggestions of split within party in town

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – February 13, 2014 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter News HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week center_img Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleDonegal and Northwest escape worst of severe storms as thousands left without powerNext articleDerry City Council agrees rates increase of 2.58% News Highland Cllr Patsy KellyA Strabane SDLP Cllr has denied suggestions that there is a split within the party in the town.Cllr Patsy Kelly supported a rates increase in the councils district rate for the coming year of 2.5%, which is an increase in the domestic rates bill of £18 in the coming year.However his fellow party member, Liam Stewart, who will also run in the local elections, hit out at the rates increase, saying people and businesses in the town couldn’t afford it.But despite the difference in opinions within the party, Cllr Patsy Kelly says there is no split:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/patsk.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Strabane SDLP deny suggestions of split within party in townlast_img read more

PSNI carry out searches in Strabane in relation to dissident activity

first_img PSNI carry out searches in Strabane in relation to dissident activity The PSNI in Strabane have confirmed that they have carried out a number of searches in relation to dissident republican activity.Detectives from Serious Crime Branch conducted a number of searches in the early hours of this morning.A licenced premises in the town and a number of houses in the Head of the Town were raided as part of the investigation. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – November 14, 2012 Twitter Facebook News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North center_img Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleWorkers at Buncrana call-centre told they will receive no wages for NovemberNext articleHigh court told Creighton refused to apologise for MacGill comments News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+last_img read more

Kentucky River littered with dead fish in wake of Jim Beam warehouse fire

first_imgKentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The Kentucky River was littered with dead fish on Sunday in the wake of a massive fire at a bourbon warehouse.Officials with the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet shared images on its Facebook page to illustrate how the fire at the Jim Beam warehouse near Louisville had devastated wildlife.Nearly 45,000 barrels of alcohol were destroyed in the fire, which required firefighters from four neighboring counties to assist in putting it out. Firefighters held back from dousing the blaze with too much water — anticipating that bourbon-tainted runoff might contaminate nearby bodies of water.Even still, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said the fire left a 23-mile-long alcohol plume in the Kentucky River. Beam Suntory, Jim Beam’s parent company, said it sent environmental cleanup crews and consultants to the area after the blaze.The Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said it was conducting wildlife assessments in an effort to determine a “fish kill count.” Officials warned residents to beware of “dead and dying fish.”“We continue to see dead and dying fish. People using the Kentucky River in the area of the plume will likely see and smell dead fish,” Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said in a statement. “We expect the plume to dissipate quickly at it enters the much, much larger body of water but there could be some impact to aquatic life immediately where the two rivers meet.”The plume is expected to reach the Ohio River sometime very early Monday morning, according to the statement.Authorities aren’t sure of what may have caused the blaze, but a previously-released statement from Beam Suntory referenced early reports of a lightning strike.There were no injuries reported.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Ex-Freddie Mac CEO launching lending platform with Meridian, Barings

first_imgFormer Freddie Mac CEO David Brickman and Meridian Capital Group CEO Ralph Herzka (Freddie Mac; Herza by Studio Scrivo)Freddie Mac’s recently departed CEO is now heading up a new agency-lending platform backed by Meridian Capital Group and the investment firm Barings.David Brickman, who stepped down from the quasi-government agency this month, will take the lead at the yet-unnamed platform, Bloomberg News reported.“We have a significant opportunity to create one of the leading lenders in the multifamily commercial real estate space,” Brickman told the publication. “The combination of low interest rates and what is hopefully going to be a degree of recovery and stabilization in 2021 with the vaccine and additional stimulus should result in a strong year with more than $300 billion in total origination.”The new platform is expected to lean on Meridian’s vast reach with borrowers. The brokerage originated almost $40 billion in commercial real estate loans in 2020, more than $25 billion of which was multifamily debt.Meridian president Yoni Goodman said more than a third of that was done through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The new platform is acquiring the assets and liabilities of Barings Multifamily Capital LLC. The deal requires approval from federal government-sponsored entities, or GSEs.Multifamily loan purchases by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are capped at $70 billion this year.Brickman had been at Freddie Mac since 1999. He notified the board in November that he planned to leave. He will be an executive chairman at Meridian and a senior adviser at Stone Point Capital, which acquired a minority stake in Meridian.[Bloomberg] — Rich Bockmann Contact Rich Bockmann Full Name* Email Address* Tagsfannie maefreddie macmeridian capital group Message* Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Big Sky Conference Postpones Football Conference Season Until Spring

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFARMINGTON, Utah-Friday, the Big Sky Conference confirmed it is postponing the football conference season until the spring.The conference’s presidents’ council, which included Southern Utah University president Scott L. Wyatt and Weber State University president Brad L. Mortensen convened Thursday, voting to move forward in this manner per a Friday statement.Non-conference play for the conference’s 13 schools, which are located in Utah, California, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, is still pending further review.The Farmington, Utah-based conference has begun exploring modified versions of a college football schedule to be played in the spring. They also fully support the NCAA shifting the FCS championship to the spring.Big Sky institutions may now continue with “permissible athletic activities” as they so choose while abiding by NCAA legislation, campus policies and local and state regulations.Other Big Sky sports competing in the fall will continue to be reviewed with a final determination to be made at a future date. August 7, 2020 /Sports News – Local Big Sky Conference Postpones Football Conference Season Until Spring Tags: Big Sky Conference Brad Jameslast_img read more