IPOs for Groupon and Pandora

first_img whatsapp Share whatsapp KCS-content Sunday 16 January 2011 10:20 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org IPOs for Groupon and Pandora Tags: NULL Online coupon site Groupon and Internet radio company Pandora are moving ahead with plans for initial public offerings, according to sources familiar with the matter. Chicago-based Groupon is meeting with bankers to explore prospects for a “meaningfully-sized” IPO after a recent bid from Google Inc – reported at $6bn (£3.8bn) – fell apart, one source said. The company’s IPO could be for $1bn to $1.5bn, CNBC reported. If the IPO goes ahead, it would rank among the largest tech IPOs in the US of the past decade, according to Thomson Reuters data. Pandora met with bankers on Tuesday about a possible $100m IPO and could pick banks to lead the offering as soon as Friday, said an unnamed source. Groupon was not immediately available for comment. Pandora declined to comment. last_img read more

Investrust Bank Plc 2007 Annual Report

first_imgInvestrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Investrust Bank Plc (INVEST.zm)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileInvestrust Bank Plc is a wholly-owned commercial and retail financial services institution in Zambia, providing products and services in two segments: retail and operations, and wholesale banking. Investrust Bank offers a wide range of transactional accounts, aswell as solutions for wealth building, sole proprietor accounts, club society accounts and farmer accounts. The company offers short- to medium-term finance for project and working capital requirements, contractual and project security through guarantees, bid and performance bonds, and advance payment bonds. Its lease financing division is focused on movable and immovable assets in agriculture, tourism, information technology, transport and mining. Other financial service offerings range from discounting of bills of exchange, invoice discounting and shipment financing to buying and selling government securities, commercial papers trading, and treasury call accounts. Investrust Bank has a national network with 27 branches and 3 agencies located in the major towns and cities of Zambia. Investrust Bank Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Cambridge University issues first bond to generate income

first_img The University of Cambridge has issued its first bonds, offering another source of income to the institution. The £350 million worth of bonds were released at a rate of 3.75% and are due in 2052.The University aims to “use the net proceeds from the bond for general corporate purposes, including investment in research facilities, accommodation and other university assets”.US universities including Harvard and Princeton already issue bonds on the capital markets, but Cambridge is only the second UK higher education institution to do so, following De Montford. Advertisement The bond was substantially over-subscribed. The University had received £1.5 billion of orders from investors for the £350 million available.www.cam.ac.uk  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance Cambridge University issues first bond to generate incomecenter_img Howard Lake | 23 October 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Six sessions from the eCampaigning Forum 2015

first_imgSix sessions from the eCampaigning Forum 2015 Howard Lake | 15 April 2015 | News  41 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: data Digital Membership 1. The challenges of responding to your supporters with content[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZvM6WwXfCc[/youtube]Simon Moss of Global Poverty Project opened the event with insights in to how he and his team are responding to the challenges of producing lots of content in order to keep audiences and active participants engaged.2. Bringing an old-timey fundraising campaign online[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2rvrFZTASw[/youtube]Jean O’Brien of Barnardo’s Ireland shares advice on how to create content cheaply and effectively.3. The future of data for fundraising and campaigning[youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRa2uCri09g[/youtube]Glyn Thomas and Florian Engel from More Onion talk about the need for data to work cohesively across all an organisation’s data gathering platforms.4. Using data to learn more about your members[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuMknWxPHq8[/youtube]Rhiannan Sullivan, UK Director of Care2, which works with charities to help grow their online campaigning and fundraising programmes, explained how you can make more of data to learn more about your members and their needs and expectations.5. Save Port Meadow Campaign – case study[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsdHYxx1fVo[/youtube]Since the Forum was held in Oxford it was appropriate to feature a local campaign. Fundraising consultant Matthew Sherrington explained the work of the Save Port Meadow Campaign.6. Is everyone a volunteer?[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W_7_fgY_Rw[/youtube]AS Maini of REACH Volunteering argues it is time to rethink the definition of a volunteer to encompass the many forms of volunteering. He repeats the argument that everyone involved in the Ice Bucket Challenge was a volunteer.All videos shared with kind permission of Fairsay. You can find more on their YouTube channel. Last week 150 people attended the eCampaigning and Fundraising Forum in Oxford. This annual event brings together those with an interest in making the most of digital for campaigning and charitable organisations for campaigning, fundraising, communications, volunteering and leadership.The event is a peer knowledge exchange and uses the Open Conversation approach to help people share advice and expertise.Organiser Duane Raymond of Fairsay explains the format:“You set your agenda and we help you find others who share it. The few speakers and panels help provoke thought. The result: you learn more and connect with more people. This is the way events should be”.Here are some of the presentations from the two day event to give you a sense of the quality of what was shared. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Happy donor conference to be held in Belfast

first_img The Northern Ireland Institute of Fundraising’s (IoF) conference this November will be on the theme of ‘Happy Donors Can Change the World.’The IoF says that some of the best fundraising innovators locally will take part in the conference, together with those from England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.The morning plenary on 9 November will be delivered by Thomas Muirhead, from Child.org who will present ideas for how charities can take steps to be more business-minded to raise more funds. In the afternoon the IoF will showcase winners of the NI Fundraising Awards of 2017.There will be optional breakouts about working with boards, developing your career and managing talent. All aspects of the fundraising mix will be discussed, whether you raise funds from businesses, trusts, community groups or individuals in person or online.Gary Kernahan, IOF Scottish Conf Chair will speak on the subject of ‘Maximising Relationship fundraising’ and developing community fundraising techniques for engaging supporters.Eileen Mullan will discuss how to work better with boards while Bruce Tait will lead on managing millennials.The IoF Northern Ireland conference will take place the Crowne Plaza (formerly Ramada) at Shawsbridge Belfast from 9am on 9 November. The cost for the conference ranges from £70 to £120, from early bird payment to non-members. Howard Lake | 26 September 2017 | News  166 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. WATCH: Thomas Muirhead on beyond giving[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ32RNCqM-c[/youtube]  165 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Happy donor conference to be held in Belfastlast_img read more

Growth in concerns about Irish charities reported to regulator

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Growth in concerns about Irish charities reported to regulator About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 11 September 2018 | News The number of concerns received by the Irish Charities Regulator about organisations in 2017 was 67% greater than the previous year, according to its annual compliance report.The Charities Regulator received 531 concerns last year that 351 organisations may be in breach of the Charities Act 2009. However, more than half (52%) of the concerns related to organisations which were not registered charities, including charitable organisations carrying out activities while not being registered, and organisations misrepresenting themselves as charities.An analysis of concerns received since the Charities Regulator was established in October 2014, up to the end of 2017, shows the main category of concerns related to financial control and transparency (29%), legitimacy of a charity (23%) and governance (23%). The Charities Regulator receives concerns from a variety of sources including members of the public, other government bodies/regulators and through its own monitoring.First full year2017 was the first full year the Charities Regulator had powers under the Charities Act 2009 (Part 4) to protect charitable organisations. These include powers to investigate the affairs of charitable organisations, to require production of documents and to impose intermediate sanctions.The work of the compliance team was also shared with the public.  The Charities Regulator issued public information notices regarding house-to-house collections, and the Charities Regulator’s work relating to shops, which were describing themselves as charity shops, but which were not part of registered Irish charities.An examination of the concerns received during 2017 highlighted recurring issues which were affecting the ability of charity trustees to meet their legal duties to effectively manage and control their organisations.  The largest categories related to trustee duties and responsibilities and internal financial controls. center_img  70 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  69 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: Charities Regulator in Ireland Ireland Law / policylast_img read more

EUA y Francia aumentan amenaza de guerra contra Siria

first_imgLos ataques en París atribuidos a ISIS han fijado la atención del mundo. Pero la pregunta más urgente que enfrenta la clase obrera es: ¿”Utilizará el campo imperialista los ataques como pretexto para ampliar la guerra”? Utilizando como velo la gran simpatía por las 129 personas muertas y las demás que quedaron heridas, los gobiernos imperialistas occidentales podrían poner decenas de miles de otras vidas en riesgo.Suscitar odios racistas, anti-inmigrante y anti-musulmán es el primer paso para la movilización guerrerista. La satanización de la nación en la mira es una parte esencial para justificar la destrucción imperialista.Según encuestas realizadas en los meses antes de la masacre, casi dos tercios de la población francesa se oponían a la participación de Francia en una guerra en Siria. Pero el régimen que sirve al imperialismo francés y que anteriormente tenía a Siria como su colonia, se ha comprometido totalmente a la completa destrucción de la soberanía Siria a través de un derrocamiento violento del gobierno sirio. París incluso ha armado a fuerzas rebeldes similares a ISIS y a la propia ISIS para lograr esto.Los asesinatos en París no son las únicas muertes violentas o asesinatos en masa en la región. Una enorme explosión en Beirut un día antes; un avión ruso con pasajeros derribado en el Desierto del Sinaí dos semanas antes; el bombardeo estadounidense de un hospital de Kunduz-Afganistán, hace mes y medio; y un ataque en la primavera pasada en Kenia, han sido igualmente asesinos.Sin embargo, los medios imperialistas sólo han proporcionado una amplia efusión de simpatía por las víctimas en París. Esta respuesta no solo expone el racismo y el prejuicio sistemático de la prensa que valora más las vidas de aquellas/os en los países imperialistas, sino que a la vez sirve para exponer una agenda política: la intensificación de la guerra.El Pentágono ha enviado aviones F-16C DogFighter a Siria, armados con misiles aire-aire. Son capaces solamente de luchar contra otras aeronaves. ISIS no tiene una fuerza aérea. Rusia sí. Esta es una peligrosa escalada.El presidente Obama ha anunciado que va a enviar 50 fuerzas especiales a Siria, junto con miles de asesores estadounidenses a Irak. Una zona de exclusión aérea en la frontera con Turquía se ha discutido activamente por meses y se encuentra en etapas de planificación.Los imperialistas rehusaron invitar al gobierno sirio a la ronda de negociaciones que discuten su futuro en Viena. Allí los gobiernos de EUA y Francia fueron los más firmes en exigir arrogantemente que el gobierno sirio entregara su soberanía y “renunciara”. En cada reunión internacional, mientras hipócritamente declaran que quieren desesperadamente la paz, los imperialistas afirman que la guerra continuará hasta que sus fuerzas “democráticas” estén instaladas en el poder.Caos de las guerras EUALa necesidad más urgente en la lucha contra esta movilización de guerra es explicar y exponer el papel del imperialismo EUA junto con la participación francesa y de la Unión Europea, en décadas de guerra en la región. Las guerras imperialistas han desgarrado a países enteros y destruido sus vibrantes culturas.También es esencial extender la solidaridad a quienes están bajo ataque, y resistir conscientemente el clima racista.Veinticinco años de sanciones, sabotajes, ocupaciones e invasiones, comenzando con la primera guerra de EUA contra Irak en 1991, han desarraigado a más de 10 millones de personas en la región.La política imperialista de EUA y Francia dirigida a “cambios de régimen” cultivaron las mismas fuerzas que ahora reclaman la responsabilidad de los atentados en París, comenzando en Afganistán en la década de 1980. Las dos potencias entrenaron, financiaron y equiparon a las fuerzas de la “oposición” en Siria y Libia, resultando en destrucciones masivas. Su aliado, la monarquía saudí, ha organizado y capacitado a algunas de las fuerzas más reaccionarias, conocidas como ISIS, con la aprobación de los asesores estadounidenses.El gobierno sirio dice que capturó combatientes en posesión de pasaportes de 60 países. Muchos no hablan árabe ni tienen raíces sirias. Cientos vinieron de Francia y Bélgica, sin obstáculos, incluso con el apoyo del Gobierno.Los gobiernos de EUA y Francia, junto con el apoyo británico, turco, saudí, jordano e israelí, han dado cobertura política a los grupos rebeldes y corruptos en contienda, declarándolos “fuerzas democráticas de oposición”. Suman decenas de miles de voluntarios y mercenarios reclutados por todo el mundo.Grupos como Al Qaeda, el Frente Al-Nusra y el Estado Islámico tienen diferencias políticas. Las alianzas son fluidas. Pero todos sirven el mismo propósito: tratar de separar al gobierno sirio, destruir la infraestructura y desmoralizar a la población. Entre las decenas de miles que participan en los combates, están las fuerzas de Operaciones Especiales y asesores, entrenadores y agentes de inteligencia estadounidenses, franceses, británicos y jordanos.Por décadas, Siria se enorgullecía de su rico tejido de diversidad cultural y religiosa, modernización de su infraestructura, educación completa y los más altos niveles de atención de la salud. Había también el orgullo nacional por enfrentarse a la ocupación israelí de Palestina, a pesar de que una parte importante de Siria, el Golán, fue robada en 1967 por Israel. La política de Siria de controlar sus industrias nacionalizadas, mantenerse libre de la deuda de los bancos occidentales y ser independiente del control imperialista era una frustración constante para los gobernantes corporativos de EUA y la UE.Políticas progresistas similares, impulsadas por levantamientos de masas y levantamientos revolucionarios en los años 1960 y 1970 en Irak, Libia e Irán, también hicieron a estos países objetivos de EUA y del imperialismo mundial, cuyo propósito era restaurar estas tierras a su condición colonial antes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.La agitación social en Egipto y Túnez llamada la Primavera Árabe en 2011 contra los dictadores respaldados por el imperialismo, se utilizó como una apertura para la intervención imperialista en los países árabes vecinos que estaban en lista de objetivos de EUA – Libia y Siria.Las fuerzas derechistas en Francia no han perdido un minuto en lanzar ataques contra las/os desesperados refugiados de guerra que han inundado al país. Pero los verdaderos criminales son EUA y los imperialistas europeos que han lanzado estas guerras, y que se están posicionando ahora para una nueva ofensiva.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Purdue Ag Barometer Drifts Lower, Farmers Remain Concerned About the Future

first_img Purdue Ag Barometer Drifts Lower, Farmers Remain Concerned About the Future SHARE Previous articleNew Report From Purdue Explores the State of Rural Internet in IndianaNext articleHAT Market Analysis for 2/2/2021 with Arlan Suderman of StoneX Purdue University News Service The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped 7 points in January to a reading of 167. While the Index of Current Conditions remained relatively flat, down 3 points to a reading of 199; the Index of Future Expectations fell 10 points to a reading of 151. Since its peak in October, the Ag Economy Barometer has fallen 9%, all attributable to weaker expectations for the future. The Index of Future Expectations has fallen 19% since October, while the Index of Current Conditions rose 12% over the same time period. The Ag Economy Barometer is calculated each month from 400 U.S. agricultural producers’ responses to a telephone survey. This month’s survey was conducted from Jan.18-22.“The ongoing strength in the Current Conditions Index appears to be driven by the ongoing rally in crop prices, while the deterioration in the Futures Expectations Index seems to be motivated by longer-run concerns about policies that could impact U.S. agriculture in the future,” said James Mintert, the barometer’s principal investigator and director of Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture.Producers are becoming more optimistic about short-term expectations for their farms’ financial performance, with nearly one-third expecting better financial performance in the coming year compared to 2020. When asked about the size of their operating loan, 17% of respondents expect their loan to increase this year and, of those, 20% said the increased loan is due to carrying over unpaid operating debt from the previous year. This implies that 3%-4% of those surveyed are suffering financial stress; however, that is down from 5%-6% of farms identified as suffering financial stress one year ago.Producers continue to think now is a relatively good time to make large investments in their farming operations. The Farm Capital Investment Index held strong at its record high of 93 for the past two months. The percentage of farmers expecting to increase their machinery purchases also held at its highest level over the last year of 15% in January.Farmers also remained bullish about short-term farmland values and cash rental rates. In January, 43% of respondents said they expect farmland values to rise over the next year (up 8 points from December) and 27% of respondents said they expect cash rental rates to rise in 2021 (up 9 points from last month).Farmers’ weakening expectations for the future appear to be motivated by concerns about several policy issues. Confidence that the on-going trade dispute with China will ultimately be resolved in a way that favors U.S. agriculture has waned, falling 12 points in January to 38%. There is also concern about possible changes in environmental policies with 83% of respondents expecting more restrictive regulations under the new administration (up 42 points since October). Lastly, approximately 73% and 75%, respectively, expect higher estate and income taxes over the next five years, compared to 35% and 40% who felt that way in October.Interest in capturing carbon on farms that agree to follow specified production practices has increased as several firms have begun offering contracts to farmers. To learn more about this, the January barometer survey included questions related to carbon capture. Thirty percent of respondents to the January survey said they are aware of opportunities to receive a payment for capturing carbon. Interestingly, among the 30% aware of these opportunities, 22 % said they have actively engaged in discussions about receiving a carbon capture payment. This implies that 6%-7% of the farmers in the January survey have given consideration to contractually sequestering carbon.Finally, to better understand the farming community’s perspective on receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, the barometer survey has been asking respondents since October, whether they plan to get the vaccine. Possible responses included, “Yes, as soon as possible;” “Yes, but not right away;” and “No.” Interest in being vaccinated quickly has been trending up since October. In January, 58% said they plan to get vaccinated as soon as possible, up from 39% in December, 36% in November, and 24% in October.Read the full Ag Economy Barometer report. The site also offers additional resources – such as past reports, charts and survey methodology – and a form to sign up for monthly barometer email updates and webinars.Each month, the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture provides a short video analysis of the barometer results, available here, and for even more information, check out the Purdue Commercial AgCast podcast. It includes a detailed breakdown of each month’s barometer, in addition to a discussion of recent agricultural news that impacts farmers. It is available now here.The Ag Economy Barometer, Index of Current Conditions and Index of Future Expectations are available on the Bloomberg Terminal under the following ticker symbols: AGECBARO, AGECCURC and AGECFTEX. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Ag Barometer Drifts Lower, Farmers Remain Concerned About the Future SHARE Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – Feb 2, 2021 last_img read more

Horned Frogs one-upped by Longhorns from start to finish, fall in Austin

first_imgColin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Previous articleIcy conditions cause havoc in the MetroplexNext articleHoroscope: February 14, 2021 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Center Kevin Samuel goes up for a layup during TCU’s 70-55 loss to No. 13 Texas on Feb. 13, 2021. (Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com) print“Anything you can do I can do better.” From the time TCU tipped off against No. 13 University of Texas at Austin on Saturday to when the final buzzer sounded, it felt like that was the Longhorns’ message to the visiting Horned Frogs. Even with the return of star freshman guard Mike Miles for TCU, who missed Tuesday’s game with illness, the Frogs struggled mightily from both ends of the floor. The Longhorns consistently responded to TCU’s runs with bigger, stronger ones of their own.Midway through the second half, the Frogs were able to pull within three on a 5-0 run and seemed to have all the momentum in the arena. The Longhorns then responded with a 13-1 run, blowing the game wide open and crushing any hope TCU had at pulling off an upset.“We had like four straight possessions where we didn’t get anything out of it, and we were still down five,” Nembhard said of TCU’s dry spell. “We have to limit those.”TCU finished the day with 15 turnovers, just six assists and 37% shooting as a team, falling to Texas 70-55 and ending their two-game winning streak.On the other side, the Longhorns shot just shy of 50% as a team, dished out 15 assists, and out-scored the Frogs by an overwhelming 32-16 in the paint.“I didn’t like what we did offensively. I didn’t like what we did defensively,” head coach Jamie Dixon said. “Certainly coming off of two wins, you expect to play with some sort of execution.”Right out of the gate, TCU looked hungry for an upset, as guard P.J. Fuller hit his first two shots to put the Frogs up 5-0 in the opening moments of the game.Almost immediately, Texas responded, hitting a three and an easy dunk to tie the score.The Frogs would take yet another lead moments later, as guard R.J. Nembhard had one of the most dominant stretches a TCU player has had all season. The junior hit four shots straight to reach 10 points before the game was midway through the first half.The Horns looked unfazed though, putting the clamps on the Horned Frog guards and dominating the rest of the half to take a 37-29 lead into the locker room.The pervasive defense of Texas guards carried into the second half, eventually suffocating TCU. After starting nearly perfect from the field, Nembhard and Fuller shot a combined 1-for-15 the rest of the game.“They [Texas] just kept changing coverages,” Nembhard said of the change in the Longhorns’ defense after his strong start.It did not help that Texas had artificial crowd noise playing at near-deafening levels in the Frank C. Erwin Center when TCU had the ball in their hands.“I didn’t know you could do that,” Dixon said of the artificial crowd noise. “There’s no reason we should have six assists and 15 turnovers, [but] that’s the first time we’ve had to deal with that.”Meanwhile, the Longhorns were putting on an offensive clinic, seemingly scoring at will.Led by guard Matt Jones, who scored 19 points, and freshman Greg Brown (3-for-3 from behind-the-arc), Texas finished with four guys in double figures to TCU’s two.Miles joined Nembhard in double figures for the Frogs, scoring 10 in his return.A quick turnaround awaits TCU, as they head back home to play No. 7 Texas Tech University at home in just 48 hours. Tip-off is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ + posts Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Twitter Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Linkedin Colin Post last_img read more

Arlington National Cemetery opens to general public after bomb threat cleared

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Arlington National Cemetery is back open to the public on Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat earlier in the day closed the cemetery for several hours.Around 11 a.m. EST, Arlington National Cemetery officials and Joint Base-Myer Henderson Hall emergency services responded to a bomb threat to the cemetery, according to Barbara Lewandrowski, director of the cemetery’s public affairs.Families, visitors, and employees were evacuated from the area while authorities investigated the threat, Lewandrowski said.For the next four hours, the cemetery remained closed to the general public, though funeral services continued as usual.Around 3:00 p.m. EST, Arlington National Cemetery announced that authorities had cleared the area and normal operations had resumed, opening the cemetery to the public until its normal closing time of 7 p.m.“We take our responsibility seriously to ensure a safe and secure environment to our family members, guests, visitors and employees, and thank all our internal and external partners for their support and cooperation,” said Kate Kelley, cemetery superintendent, in a tweet from Arlington National Cemetery.“I would especially like to thank our family members for their patience during this time and our employees for continuing to support the funeral services today,” she added.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more