first_imgFacebook ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Previous articleImpressive performance from McCall not enough, Horned Frogs fall to Sooners 3-1Next articleKevin Samuel’s career day powers No. 20 Men’s Basketball past Oral Roberts, 79-62 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall ReddIt Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams Twitter Linkedin printThe team won by 49 points in a dominating victory Sunday. Photo by Jack WallaceTCU Women’s Basketball defeated the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes Sunday in a game that was never in doubt, 96-47.TCU’s defense was able to consistently force turnovers, scoring 37 points off of 27 forced turnovers. The team never trailed and led by more than 10 points for the final three quarters.“Great opportunity for us to work on quite a few things but also to be able to get some of our depth some experience today,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “Lots of freshman saw the floor for a lot of time.”First-year Yummy Morris played 17 minutes and finished with 10 points and six rebounds. Morris lost her mother earlier this week and the team wore patches commemorating her loss.“I just think it’s a testament to Yummy’s toughness to doing what she did today under the circumstances and she’s going to be a really, really special player,” said Pebley.Pebley said that the team coming together behind Morris during the last week is a testament to their strength and how much they want to play for each other. Four other Horned Frogs scored in double digits, including senior Jordan Moore.Jordan Moore became the 18th player in school history to score 1,000 points. Photo by Jack WallaceMoore finished with 18 points on 8-11 shooting in just 15 minutes. The 18th point was the 1,000th of her career, becoming the 18th player in school history to reach that mark.Moore’s success came as no surprise to Pebley.“I don’t sign somebody unless I think they’re going to be great,” she said of Moore. “It’s not like all the sudden Jordan became a great player. She’s just continued to build on it, build on it, build on it.” Moore’s 18 points led the team and highlighted the offense’s ability to be patient, wait for good shots and pass to the open player. Their 28 assists tied the fourth-highest mark in program history and were a big reason why they were able to put up 96 points. They also shot 57 percent from the field, a mark that will lead to success against almost any opponent.Juniors Jayde Woods and Kianna Ray and first-year Ryann Payne had five assists each. Defensively, the team employed a full-court press that suffocated the Devilette’s offense and led to turnovers and points for the Horned Frogs.The team’s aggressive defense forced 27 turnovers. Photo by Jack WallacePebley said they decided to employ the press because of the experience of their players and the zone defense run by Mississippi Valley State. “They learned how to be aggressive and assertive so that’s part of it,” she said. “We also just knew that [Mississippi Valley State] was gonna run a lot of zone and we needed our defense to be our best offense tonight.”The Horned Frogs will return to action at 2 p.m. next Sunday when they host the SMU Mustangs.  Linkedin Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ Twitter Benton McDonaldhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/benton-mcdonald/ + posts TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. The team won by 49 points in a dominating victory Sunday. Photo by Jack Wallace Benton McDonald last_img read more

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Kenyan government to stop obstructing media independence after eight columnists working for the country’s biggest media group resigned en masse yesterday in protest against government and management interference in their journalistic freedom. “We refuse to be silenced,” the eight columnists proclaimed at the head of a joint statement explaining their decision to stop writing for the Nation Media Group (NMG). “I resign to protest the growing infringement on media freedom,” one of the columnists, university academic Nic Cheeseman, wrote in a tweet.Denying the charges, NMG insisted in a statement that, “we have honoured our obligation to respect their views and did not tamper with their positions except to correct basic errors.”The collective resignations followed a series of incidents of which the latest was NMG’s refusal to renew the contract of the Linus Kaikai, the general manager of the NMG-owned TV channel NTV in January. Kaikai had denounced collusion between the government and the owners of media outlets that failed to cover the mock swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who claims to have won the 2017 presidential election. Four TV channels that did cover the event, including NTV, were closed by the authorities.“These mass resignations should give pause to the Kenyan authorities and NMG’s management,” said Arnaud Froger, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “All these columnists chose to leave of their own free will in protest against the frequent political pressure. The independence of NMG’s 17 media outlets is at stake.”Several columnists already sounded the alarm two years ago in a letter to NMG’s management accusing it of bowing to political pressure when it fired Denis Galava, a well-known editorialist and editor at the NMG-owned Daily Nation newspaper, after he denounced President Kenyatta’s mishandling of the economy in an editorial.A few weeks later, NMG refused to renew the contract of Gado, a cartoonist who had worked for the group for 20 years but had been the subject of a complaint from Kenyatta, often the target of Gado’s cartoons.Media independence is often curtailed in Kenya, especially during elections. In January, the Kenya Editors’ Guild said it was “gravely alarmed over a developing trend by the government to gag or threaten the media over coverage of the current political events in the country.”Kenya is ranked 95th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. to go further KenyaAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression KenyaAfrica Media independence Freedom of expression News April 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Kenya Help by sharing this information Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africacenter_img Reports Kenyan media group trolled by pro-ruling party activists © AFP Simon Maina Organisation News Receive email alerts November 27, 2020 Find out more June 13, 2019 Find out more News March 28, 2018 – Updated on March 29, 2018 Mass resignations from Kenya’s biggest media grouplast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostRape Crisis Centre WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter WhatsApp Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Emailcenter_img Previous articleFinal call for Ireland’s best astronomy photographs from LimerickNext articleLimerick social entrepreneurs invited to apply for funding and support from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Photo by Volkan Olmez on Unsplash Trigger Warning.RAPE Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) has launched a new national survey aimed at survivors of sexual violence and those who are supporting survivors throughout the country, including Limerick and the Midwest.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Rape Crisis Midwest, based in Limerick City, is a network member service of the RCNI.The survey focuses on survivors’ experiences of counselling and psychotherapy in a world that has been changed utterly by the pandemic. It will be live until April 12th.  So far, nearly 300 survivors across the country have completed it. The survey can be accessed on rcni.ie.It forms a critical part of RCNI’s new comprehensive programme of work called Counselling Survivors in an On & Offline World aimed at ensuring that there is standardised and specialist counselling for survivors of sexual violence and harassment fit for a post-pandemic world in Ireland. RCNI believes that remote trauma counselling is here to stay as part of a new hybrid model of on and off-line clinical support for survivors.The survey comes at a poignant moment in time also with the focus on the safety of women and girls following the murder of Sarah Everard in London.“The survivors’ survey we are launching this week is central to our understanding of how counselling is working, or not working, for them, particularly over this past tumultuous year,” said Dr Michelle Walshe, who is the RCNI Clinical Programme Lead on the global leading project.“We are asking survivors and people who are supporting them to fill out our easy to use survey. It will take less than 10 minutes, yet those 10 minutes will feed into the development of training that can ensure that counselling in this country is completely fit for purpose for the new hybrid world we are entering into,” she continued“It also means that survivors will have real choice in how they want to receive counselling in the future. As our survey to date has shown, there are huge advantages to on-line counselling, but there are things we have to address and know more about to be certain that it is working.”The survivors’ survey follows a major survey of over 750 counsellors and psychotherapists throughout Ireland, and with the collaboration of all the main organisations providing counselling and training.It found that 79% of respondents said that it was important to have specialism in sexual violence. However, less than half said that their knowledge of misogyny and gender roles was good, indicating a gap between understanding of root causes of sexual violence and the desire for specialism and standardisation in training.The programme emerged from the experience of the initial Covid-19 lockdown a year ago when Rape Crisis Centres like the one in Limerick had to be evacuated and when trauma counselling services had to move on-line, almost overnight.The initiative is supported by Rethink Ireland, through the Innovate Together Fund, a collaboration between Rethink Ireland the Department of Rural and Community Development. The Fund supports charities’ innovative responses to the Covid-19 crisis that will provide lasting change.The survey is available here. LimerickNewsSurvey to hear from sexual violence survivors across Limerick and the MidwestBy Staff Reporter – March 25, 2021 75 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Facebook Linkedin Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

first_imgSunday’s game began like most do for the Men of Troy — in a dead heat. At halftime, the Trojans took a 32-30 lead to the locker room. After the break, Oregon State hung tight for as long as they could, trailing by only 4 with six minutes to play. Then, the Trojans broke loose, ultimately winning by 13 points, 72-59.Senior guard Elijah Stewart scored a season-high 28 points on Sunday. Austin Paik | Daily Trojan“Our defense was excellent,” head coach Andy Enfield said. USC (19-9, 10-5) held OSU (13-13, 5-9) to 3-15 from 3-point range and 1-6 in the second half. Additionally, the Beavers committed 12 turnovers to nine assists while the Trojans committed nine turnovers to 16 assists. Simply put, USC played superior basketball.USC’s offense started slowly but accelerated as the game continued. Senior Elijah Stewart scored 17 points in the second half to finish with a season-high 28 for the game. He was 9-10 from the field and 5-5 from beyond the arc. “You hit this mood where everything just feels good,” Stewart said about his rhythm. “Your wrist is clicking. Your elbow is locking where it’s supposed to. Your jump is right. Everything feels natural.”Stewart’s five 3-point field goals advances his career total to 231 — one behind Lodrick Stewart (2004-2007) for the most in USC history.Aside from his 3-pointers, Stewart ignited the Galen Center with four slam dunks, which he credited to senior guard Jordan McLaughlin. “JMac was throwing the lobs in the right place,” Stewart said. “The goal just felt bigger.” McLaughlin notched his second consecutive double-double with 13 points and 11 assists. He did not cite urgency after last week’s losses as a reason for his stellar week. Rather, he likes the defense the Oregon schools play.“The two teams from Oregon play a match-up zone,” McLaughlin said. “I just go with the flow of the game.”Luckily for McLaughlin and USC, Stewart was converting passes into made baskets. Other than Stewart, the Trojans shot 0-9 from 3-point range; sophomore guard Jonah Mathews missed five 3s and finished scoreless. All the players feel pressure to play better now that junior forward Bennie Boatwright is out for the season, Stewart said. Boatwright banged his left knee on a play in the second half of Thursday’s game and a recent MRI revealed serious swelling around his patella ligament.USC tips off its final road trip Wednesday night at Colorado. The Buffaloes have a Pac-12 record of 15-12, 7-8. They are led by a dynamic backcourt duo — freshman McKinley Wright and senior George King — who combine for 27.6 points per game. As a team, the Buffs average 72 points per game. In terms of defense, Enfield would like to keep them around that figure.“The margin of error is so small this year because the depth of the league is good top to bottom,” Enfield said. Naturally, winning on the road is tougher. Although the Trojans are 7-1 at home in conference, they are 3-4 away from the Galen Center. USC needs a good showing in Colorado and, subsequently, Utah, to bolster its NCAA Tournament resume and to keep its shot at a Pac-12 title alive.To win on the road, McLaughlin said, “We gotta stick together. When it gets loud in other teams’ arenas, we gotta be able to calm the storm.”last_img read more