Men’s golf begins spring season with seventh-place finish

first_imgAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Previous articleHoroscope: February 11, 2019Next articleStudy Abroad Fair aims to make students ‘fall in love with study abroad’ Sam Fristachi RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women’s Basketball falls in regular-season finale against Texas Sam Fristachi Sam Fristachi TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Sam Fristachi Linkedin Sam Fristachi printThe men’s golf team traveled to Waikoloa, Hawaii to compete in the Amer Ari Invitational. Sixteen teams competed in this tournament, including No. 1 Oklahoma State and No. 2 Georgia Tech. In the opening round, four Horned Frogs shot under par. Senior David Ravetto led the Frogs at 3-under 69 and was tied for 20th.Senior David Ravetto at the Amer Ari Invitational. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.comAlejandro Aguilera, Stefano Mazzoli and Hayden Springer each shot 2-under 70 and began Thursday’s third round tied for 30th place. Mazzoli excelled early with an eagle on the par-5 No. 2 hole. Aguilera joined Ravetto in shooting a bogey-free back nine, while Springer shot par or better throughout the front nine. Four golfers shot under par on the second day of the tournament. Mazzoli shot 2-under 70 for the second consecutive day and made an eagle on the par-5 No. 4 hole, part of a 4-under 32 front nine.Stefano Mazzoli at the Amer Ari Invitational. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.comThe Frogs opened the last day of the tournament in 8th place.Justin Gums, who made his TCU debut and competed as an individual, led the Horned Frogs on the last day of play. He shot 2-under 70 in the final round to finish 4-under 212 for the tournament. Springer finished one stroke behind Gums at 3-under 213 and tied for 30th place. Ravetto shot even-par 72 and finished 1-under 215 for the tournament to place tied for 42nd. Senior Pierre Mazier had the lowest round of the tournament for the Frogs, as he shot 4-under 68 on Saturday. Mazier tied with Ravetto for 42nd place. TCU shot 14-under 850 for the tournament and finished in seventh place, one stroke ahead of No. 2 Georgia Tech.The Horned Frogs will be back in action Feb. 22-24 at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, California. Women’s Basketball on three-game skid after loss to Oklahoma Women’s Basketball falls to Kansas State in overtime loss Sam Fristachi Twitter Twitter Samantha Fristachi is a senior from Massapequa, New York. She is a journalism and sports broadcasting major and a business minor. She hopes to be a sports broadcaster on ESPN one day. Facebook Justin Gums at the Amer Ari Invitational on February 9. Photo Courtesy of TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Women’s basketball falls in Big 12 Championship quarterfinals to Baylor ReddIt + posts last_img read more

Statue of County Limerick slave owner is removed from US city

first_imgEmail A STATUE of a Limerick man who made a fortune while owning slaves in the US city of Baltimore has been taken down, following protests that it celebrates a slaver.County Limerick native Captain John O’Donnell had a statue erected in his honour in the Canton area of Baltimore, Maryland, on a site where he kept enslaved people to run his plantation and household.A mariner and merchant, he was one of the first white men to establish trade with China. His plantation, known as The Canton Estate, which was named after the city of Canton in China, became a hub of industry and, in more recent times, the fashionable waterfront neighbourhood known as Canton.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The statue was removed by city authorities on April 5 following a petition and letters from local anti-racism groups.According to Norman G. Rukert’s “Historic Canton,” Captain John O’Donnell was born in 1749. In his youth, O’Donnell “ran away to sea and found himself in India, amassing a sizeable fortune before he was thirty.”As an employee of the British East India Company, O’Donnell lived in India for 16 years.In 1786, O’Donnell purchased 11 acres of land in Baltimore, which eventually grew to more than 1,900 acres. O’Donnell named his plantation Canton, which is what English speakers at the time called the Chinese port city of Guangzhou.Records show that he kept 36 enslaved people on his plantation.O’Donnell had seven children with his wife Sarah Chew Elliott. It is believed only one, Elliot, returned to his father’s native Ireland to study at Trinity College Dublin.Captain John O’Donnell died in October 1805; at the time, he was one of the wealthiest men in the US.In 1980, the Canton Improvement Association installed the statue in O’Donnell Square Park. An inscription marker at the site described O’Donnell as “a man of great vision and accomplishment.”In November 2020, the Canton Anti-Racism Alliance, with the support of the Canton Community Association and other members of the community, issued a letter to then Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young calling for the immediate removal of the 41-year-old statue.The letter said in part: “Captain John O’Donnell founded Canton as a plantation in 1786. A statue in his honour was erected in O’Donnell Square Park in 1980. Public records have confirmed that Captain O’Donnell was an enslaver.“Slavery is morally reprehensible and we, as a community, categorically reject monuments to enslavers.”The letter also referenced an October 2020 article in the Baltimore Sun written by John Linwood of The Linwood Project who stated: “As a Black homeowner living in Southeast Baltimore, the presence of John O’Donnell’s statue at Canton Square is more offensive to me than any statue of Christopher Columbus.”Linwood noted how the statue was placed on the same grounds where Captain O’Donnell kept more than 30 enslaved Africans who tended to his livestock and crops, kept his house, and served as waitstaff.Linwood wrote: “Such nods to the shames of our past have no place in our city and must go if we wish to seek real healing and atonement for our past, and cultivate a Baltimore that welcomes everyone everywhere.”An online petition was also circulated through the website that amassed  more than 800 signatures over a six month period.On April 5, the statue was removed, a move that was welcomed by the current Mayor of Baltimore Brandon Scott, who said the statue was a “hostile vestige to the notorious enslaver Captain John O’Donnell.” Linkedin NewsStatue of County Limerick slave owner is removed from US cityBy Bernie English – April 16, 2021 1293 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Print Advertisement Facebook Previous articleWATCH: Conor Murray describes his incredible career thus farNext articleMartens retrial could hinge on the evidence of Corbett children Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news.last_img read more

Nesconset Man Convicted of Fatal Hit-and-run

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Nesconset man was convicted Tuesday of killing a 23-year-old man in a hit-and-run crash in Hauppauge three years ago.A Suffolk County jury found Craig Williams guilty of leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, a felony.Authorities said the 40-year-old man was driving on Route 347 when he struck Thomas Wik, also of Nesconset, shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.Williams was arrested five months later and is free on $25,000 bail.Garden City-based attorney Stephen Scaring was reportedly appointed as a special prosecutor in the case because Williams’ father was an investigator with the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.Judge Stephen Braslow is scheduled to sentence Williams on Jan. 13.last_img read more

Lionel Messi Returns to Argentina Squad After 3 Month International Ban

first_imgBuenos Aires: Lionel Messi has been recalled to Argentina’s squad for upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay after serving a three-month international ban, the Argentine Football Association has said.The 32-year-old Barcelona forward has not played for his country since being sent off in the Albiceleste’s 2-1 defeat of Chile in the Copa America third-place playoff in July. He was subsequently suspended and fined $50,000 by South American football governing body CONMEBOL for claiming the Copa America was “corrupt”, reports Xinhua.Messi missed four matches for Argentina during the ban — a 0-0 draw with Chile, a 4-0 win over Mexico, a 2-2 draw with Germany and a 6-1 victory over Ecuador.Two-time World Cup winners Argentina will meet Brazil in Saudi Arabia on November 15 and Uruguay in Israel three days later.Following is the Argentina squad:Goalkeepers: Agustin Marchesin, Juan Musso, Emiliano Martinez, Esteban Andrada, Defenders: Juan Foyth , Renzo Saravia, Nicolas Otamendi, German Pezzella, Marcos Rojo, Walter Kannemann, Nicolas Taglafico, Nehuen Perez, Guido Rodriguez, Midfielders: Giovani lo Celso, Leandro Paredes, Nicolas Dominguez, Rodrigo de Paul, Marcos Acuna, Roberto Pereyra, Lucas Ocampos, Forwards: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Gonzalez, Lucas Alario, Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala. IANS Also Read: Lionel Messi Sparkles for Barcelona in 5-1 Rout of Valladolid in La LigaAlso Watch:Watch | Exceptional Step to counter Human-Elephant Conflict in Digboilast_img read more

Semis in sight for outsiders and underdogs

first_imgOf the four teams involved in Sunday’s quarter-finals, not one would have figured highly on a list of pre-tournament favourites. All, though, have reached this stage very much on merit, some cruising through and others battling and scrapping against more fancied opposition.Ghana certainly fall into the latter category, having pulled off a heroic 3-2 win over in-form Portugal after scraping through the group stage by the narrowest of margins. The reward for the Black Satellites is a tie against Chile, who failed to reach the final of the South American U-19 Championship but qualified from their section and disposed of Croatia in the last 16 with relative ease.The other quarter-final, meanwhile, is an all-Asian affair between two sides with plenty of history. Iraq and Korea Republic enjoyed differing fortunes during the group phase, but were united in ousting powerful South American opposition in the last round and will feel that glory is in sight. previews the action.The Schedule7 July (all times local)Quarter-finalsIraq-Korea Republic, Kayseri, 18.00Ghana-Chile, Istanbul, 21.00The AbsenteesIraq and Chile will each be without a key player, with Mohanad Abdulraheem and Sebastian Martinez respectively ruled out by one-game suspensions.The Match“It will be a revenge match for us.” This was how Hakeem Shakir set the scene for a rematch between his Iraq side and Korea Republic. The reason for Shakir seeking retribution is that the South Koreans snatched the Asian title from under his team’s noses last November, coming from a goal down to win by the same means by which they eliminated Colombia: a penalty shootout. Iraq have undoubtedly been the more impressive of the Asian representatives here at Turkey 2013, emerging unbeaten from matches against opponents as formidable as England, Egypt, Chile and Paraguay. However, they have been dealt a heavy blow with the news that Abudulraheem, their attacking spearhead and talisman, not to mention AFC Young Player of the Year, will be suspended after picking up his second yellow card of the competition. Korea Republic, meanwhile, will be aiming to develop some momentum in a tournament in which, despite reaching the last eight, their record stands at one win, two draws and a loss.The Other HighlightThough neither Ghana nor Chile were able to top their respective group, both have shown in fits and bursts why they are genuine title contenders. Each eliminated a section-winner in the last 16 – the Black Satellites seeing off Portugal, La Rojita disposing of Croatia – and confidence will be high ahead of what should be an enthralling, incident-packed encounter. Contrasting styles but a shared commitment to positive, attacking football make this a match in which 0-0 seems the unlikeliest of scorelines.The Player to WatchNicolas CastilloThe Chile striker is one of the players whose presence makes it extremely improbable that the net will remain untroubled in Istanbul’s Ali Sami Yen Stadium. With a goal in each of his three appearances thus far, Castillo is thriving in the centre of Chile’s three-man attack and will be out to maintain his 100 per cent record against a Ghana defence that has conceded seven times in four matches.The Stat4 – Iraq are the late goal specialists at Turkey 2013. Testament both to their stamina and their strength of character is that four of their seven strikes at this FIFA U-20 World Cup have arrived on the 75-minute mark or later.The Words“They took the cup from us at the Asian Championships but now we want to show who’s best in Asia in front of the whole world. We were unlucky last time but on this occasion we are ready to be more precise in our play, and to win for sure. I will say now that this Iraqi team can go all the way to the final.”Hakeem Shakir, Iraq coachlast_img read more

Trump: COVID-19 Crisis Could last until July

first_imgPresident Donald Trump urged Americans to avoid traveling and gathering in public spaces in an effort to blunt the spread of the coronavirus, saying the outbreak could last into July or August.“If everyone makes this change, or these critical changes and sacrifices now, we will rally together as one nation and we will defeat the virus,” Trump said in the White House briefing room. “We’re going to have a big celebration all together.”Trump announced the new guidelines during a press briefing Monday afternoon. Officials recommended that for the next 15 days Americans avoid gatherings of more than 10 people; avoid discretionary travel; avoid eating in bars, restaurants and food courts; and work or engage in schooling from home when possible.“We’d much rather be ahead of the curve than behind it,” Trump said.The president’s comments on Monday marked his most direct appeal yet for Americans to take the virus seriously and avoid public settings where the coronavirus can be easily spread.Trump told reporters that the coronavirus could continue to factor into American life into July or August.“They think August, it could be July, could be longer than that,” Trump said, referring to answers he has gotten when consulting public health officials on the timeline. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, clarified after Trump’s remarks that the guidelines would not necessarily last until the summer months but rather that timeline was one potential trajectory of the coronavirus outbreak. “The guidelines are a 15 day trial guideline to be reconsidering,” Fauci said. “It isn’t that these guidelines are going to be in effect until July. What the president was saying is that the trajectory of the outbreak may go until then.”Trump signaled agreement with him from the podium. Trump also said he wasn’t considering a nationwide lockdown, but that “certain areas” of the country with large numbers of cases could take such measures.“At this point, not nationwide,” the president said. “We may look at certain areas, certain hotspots as they call them.”A number of state and local officials have already ordered closures of restaurants, bars, schools and other public places in order to mitigate the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday evening also recommended that Americans cancel gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. Fauci urged American citizens to take the new guidelines seriously even if they seemed to go “too far.” “When you’re dealing with an emerging infectious disease outbreak, you are always behind where you think you are if you think that today reflects where you really are,” Fauci said. “We hope that the people of the United States will take them very seriously because they will fail if people don’t adhere to them,” he said. We’re not thinking in terms of recession. We’re thinking in terms of the virus,” the president continued. “Once we stop, I think there’s a tremendous pent-up demand both in terms of the stock market, in terms of the economy.”The president’s remarks came as rising fears about the impact of the coronavirus on the economy sent stock prices into freefall Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average collapsed 2,999 points, or 12.9%, to close at 20,188.52 – its second worst percentage loss in history behind the “Black Monday” crash in 1987.last_img read more

Steelers win another nail biter; Browns should be easy, but…

first_imgCulpepper, replacing injured rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, was 23 of 37 for 282 yards and 1 touchdown along with 44 yards rushing on 3 carries as he kept the Lions in the game despite being sacked seven times. Running back Kevin Smith was held in check gaining only 54 yards on 20 carries.Ben Roethlisberger had another brilliant game as he was 23 of 30 for 277 yards 3 touchdowns and 1 interception that went for a touchdown. He engineered a great drive after the interception was run back for a touchdown that culminated with a brilliant catch and dive over the end zone by Hines Ward for his first touchdown of the season. One thing the Steelers have reversed is their effectiveness in the red zone; they were three for three against the Lions moving their record up to a brilliant 8 of 8 so far this season.Rashard Mendenhall had another outstanding game on the ground with 77 yards on just 15 carries and one touchdown. The low number of carries was primarily because the Lions were able to keep the ball on offense far longer than the Steelers, 32 plus minutes to 26 plus minutes. Ward, despite not getting the ball thrown to him after being wide open several times, finished with 7 catches for 85 yards and his first touchdown. Rookie Mike Wallace again was impressive with 54 yards on just 2 catches, even though he dropped a sure touchdown and Roethlisberger missed him on another sure touchdown. Heath Miller continued his outstanding play with 54 yards and a touchdown on 5 catches, and Santonio Holmes had 50 yards on 4 receptions. One impressive part of the passing game was the 5 receptions from the backfield which is an indication the Steelers have quietly changed their offensive philosophy of not passing to the backs and tight ends to including them in the fun. This diversifies the offense a lot more, making it even tougher for the defense to defend. Mewelde Moore had 3 receptions for 20 yards and Mendenhall had 2 for 16 yards.Now they face a team that is actually worse than the Lions, Cleveland at Heinz Field, Oct. 16. The Browns ,in a game between have nots last Sunday picked up their first win 6-3 over the Buffalo Bills. They did it primarily on the ground as Jamal Lewis rushed for 117 yards on 31 carries, while quarterback Derek Anderson had one of the worst passing performances in NFL history. He was 2 of 17 for 23 yards and one interception, but for some strange reason he played the entire game. There was absolutely nothing exciting about this game as the Browns pulled it out in the fourth quarter sparing the fans the punishment of an overtime period.The most exciting game of the day was between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals took sole possession of first place in the AFC North with a 17-14 victory pulling their record to 4-1 while dropping the Ravens into a second place tie with the Steelers at 4-2. Once again the Bengals had a very balanced attack offensively while holding the Ravens offense in check. Carson Palmer was 18 of 31 for 271 yards and one touchdown, while Cedric Benson became the first runner to gain over 100 yards against the Ravens in 40 games with 120 yards on 27 carries with one touchdown. The wide receivers were also impressive as Chad Ochocinco had 7 catches for 94 yards and Chris Henry had 92 yards with only 2 catches.Some surprising stats; the end of week 5 shows Roethlisberger leading the NFL in passing percentage at 74 percent, second to Peyton Manning, 1645, in yards with 1470. And with all the hoopla over the great wide receivers in the league in which Ward is rarely mentioned, he is fourth in yards with 440 behind Steve Smith from the New York Giants, 481, Reggie Wayne, 459, and Dallas Clark, 441. In receptions he’s third behind Smith, 37, and Clark, 34, with 33. It has become the norm. The Steelers play to their opponent. They jump off to big leads, playing like Super Bowl champs in the first half then, to make the game more exciting I guess, let their opponent back into the game in the second half, particular the fourth quarter. Now the question is, how will they keep the game against the 1-4 Cleveland Browns close or exciting? This was again the case Sunday as they played the lowly Detroit Lions who were winless last season and 1-4 this season. After jumping off to a 21-13 halftime lead, and a 28-13 lead going into the fourth quarter, it appeared they would more than make up the 10 point margin they were picked to win by. But instead went scoreless in the fourth while veteran quarterback Duante Culpepper led the Lions to one score in the fourth quarter and was moving them in for a second score before the defense decided they had enough and began to play Steelers football. During the final minutes of the drive the defense sacked Culpepper three times for huge loses thus killing the comeback and preserving the victory for the Steelers. AIRBORNE—Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Ike Taylor (24) flies over teammates Ryan Mundy (29) and Ryan Clark (25) and into the end zone while breaking up a pass for Detroit Lions wide receivers, including Bryant Johnson (80), during the fourth quarter in Detroit, Oct. 11. last_img read more