HSUS Claims Oscars Ad Helped, Not Harmed Donations

first_img The Humane Society of the United States says a television commercial against the organization generated a $1 million contribution to support the group. Meatingplace reports that HSUS CEO Wayne Pacelle says the 60-second commercial prompted several supporters to contact HSUS, and one told him, “She is going to give us an additional $1 million” to fight the accusations against HSUS in the commercial. The commercial by the Center for Consumer Freedom claimed that HSUS only spent a small fraction of the money it raised to support animal shelters over the course of a fiscal year. The Center for Consumer Freedom, however, was unmoved by the HSUS claim the ad created a donation windfall. Will Coggin, director of research at www.humanewatch.org told Meatingplace “we’re going to run the ad with increasing intensity. If it backfired as Wayne Pacelle claims, then he should pay us to run it.” By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 2, 2016 Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleUSDA’s Krysta Haden Joins DuPont Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter HSUS Claims Oscars Ad Helped, Not Harmed Donations Home Indiana Agriculture News HSUS Claims Oscars Ad Helped, Not Harmed Donationslast_img read more

Free Official 840 RFID Cattle Tags Available for a Limited Time

first_img SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 21, 2020 Free Official 840 RFID Cattle Tags Available for a Limited Time Electronic identification in the form of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags continues to be the standard for identifying cattle in the state of Indiana. Hoosier cattle producers have placed nearly 2 million 840 tags since 2014. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) wants to encourage the even wider adoption of electronic 840 RFID tags by making more free tags available for breeding cattle.“Electronic identification is a positive step to enhance our ability to trace animal diseases that could impact human or animal health or our state’s economy,” said Dr. Bret D. Marsh, Indiana State Veterinarian. “In recent years, BOAH has seen a significant increase in the use of RFID tags in cattle and we encourage producers to continue making the shift away from metal tags toward RFIDs.”Beginning October 1, while supplies last, Indiana cattle owners may apply to receive free tags via BOAH’s website at: www.in.gov/boah/2902.htmOrders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, as long as tags are available through a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program. Delivery of tags by a certain date cannot be guaranteed.These tags are specifically for use in breeding cattle. They may not be sold or redistributed by producers. Tags should be used on animals associated with the producer’s own premises.The free tags are official plastic 840 RFID low-frequency button tags. The brand(s) of tags may vary, based on USDA supplies.  We cannot guarantee what brand of tag will be received. Tag applicators are NOT provided; producers must obtain the appropriate tag applicator tool.Livestock producers are required to maintain records for 5 years of all cattle movements, including official ID tag numbers.Animal identification is just one of three pillars for Indiana’s animal disease traceability (ADT) program. ADT is a nationwide effort, led by USDA, to reduce the amount of time and resources needed to trace the movements of food animals between farms and markets as part of disease investigations.In addition to animal ID, premises registration and recordkeeping are essential components to ADT. Since 2006, more than 67,000 premises with cattle, swine, goats, sheep and cervids in Indiana have been registered.Premises identification, coupled with official ID, enables BOAH veterinarians to complete cattle traces in less than 6 minutes—far less time than was needed just 5 years ago. That shortened timeline translates to faster response time to a disease event that could threaten Indiana’s (and America’s) cattle population and agricultural economy.More information about ADT in Indiana is online at:  www.in.gov/boah/2328.htmSource: Indiana Board of Animal Health news release Home Indiana Agriculture News Free Official 840 RFID Cattle Tags Available for a Limited Time Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleSoybeans Dealing With Drought Stress on the HAT Monday PodcastNext articlePurdue Agricultural Biological Engineering Department Ranked No. 1 Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Purdue Crop Chat Episode 11, Corn Yields Continue to Surprise

first_img SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Crop Chat Episode 11, Corn Yields Continue to Surprise By Eric Pfeiffer – Oct 19, 2020 SHARE Facebook Twitter Purdue Crop Chat Episode 11, Corn Yields Continue to Surprise Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Bob Nielsen and Soybean Specialist Shaun Casteel are back on another episode of the Purdue Crop Chat podcast. Hear Bob and Shaun discuss yields, how the harvest season is progressing, and combine settings as the weather changes.The Purdue Crop Chat Podcast is presented by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Tune in to the podcast below:Audio Playerhttps://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2020/10/Purdue-Crop-Chat-Episode-11.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast (wirepodcastshat-rss): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Facebook Twitter Previous articleAs Weather Changes Combine Settings May Need to Change Too on the HAT Monday PodcastNext articleDry Conditions Spur Field Fires, Soybean Harvest Surges Past Five-Year Average Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Early Childhood Matters class aims to improve early education in Fort Worth

first_imgNew food truck joins Blue Zones Project Twitter TAGSchildrenFort Worth libraryliteracy rateparenting Forth-Annual Fort Worth Earth Party Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Twitter + posts Facebook ReddIt Previous articleNutrition students promote food safety as summer approachesNext articleJimmy Tatro talks ambitions of a college dropout Libby Vincek RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Linkedin Libby Vincek center_img ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Facebook Libby Vincekhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/libby-vincek/ Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store The Wandering Boutique printStudents leaned forward listening to their teacher lecture in both English and Spanish at the front of the classroom. Pens scratched over notes while toddlers played with tablets and puzzles down the hall.In the Early Childhood Matters program, the parents are the students.The program, run by the Fort Worth Library Youth and Teen Division, teaches parents techniques to better their child’s capacity to learn and relate their emotional needs. The program hosts three 10-week series throughout the year.The first 10-week series focused on four subjects:Intro to Brain Development: Ages and Stages of Child DevelopmentDiscipline: Guidance/Positive Discipline-Approaches and PrinciplesCommunication in the FamilyDiscussions of School ReadinessThe second and third series are subject to change based on the reactions and results from the first series.Early Childhood Matters (ECM) approaches educating families based on community research collected by UTA and Dr. T. Berry Brazelton’s Touchpoints practice and principles. This program helps instructors and staff understand how to work with families and support them at vital stages of their child’s development.The program has been hosted in community centers and library branches throughout Fort Worth for 10 years. It has 10 locations in Fort Worth.Minerva Gates, an ECM coordinator, said the program preps attendees for parenting by helping them understand childhood development.Zero to Three, a nonprofit organization and resource for the ECM curriculum, says that 85 percent of children’s brains are developed before they are three years old. The nonprofit also says that children’s success in school and in life improve when their adult caregivers’ knowledge, skills and behaviors are based in an understanding of how children grow and learn in the early years.“Parents are children’s first and most important teachers,” Gates said.One of the classes at the Worth Heights Neighborhood Center teaches predominantly Spanish-speaking families to work with their children. A public educator for ECM, Victoria Capik, teaches five classes a week in multiple locations in both English and Spanish.Capik, who has taught for ECM for over six years, said she knows the value of teaching kids early no matter the language barrier.“Depending on the locations of where the child is raised, their parents aren’t aware of what their child needs in order to be able to enter school with confidence,” Capik said.Many families in Fort Worth face a language barrier when trying to teach their children before sending them to public schools. Gates said ECM strives to help those families by providing instructors who can bridge language gaps.Gates added that teachers like Capik make their program special.“Victoria’s passion resonates in the community because she has the ability to empathize with the child and help the loving adult see why it’s important to be the child’s first teacher,” said Gates.Capik instructed parents on positive reinforcement and discipline. She translated in English and Spanish.Gates said a child’s school readiness is important and parents play a key role. They will apply helpful behaviors, she said, when they know what to do and are encouraged by their community.The program is free for parents and children. The city funds approximately $750,000 for the salaries of five specialists and the coordinator. It also pays for books given to families at each session, snacks for children, operating supplies and tablets for the children to use during parents’ class time.Capik said that this program is more than just a class. Their budget also provides their children with books they can keep.The books are gifts to parents and children from the program in order for them to not only exercise their reading skills, but also practice the specific lessons the class has focused on.Hear what else Capik had to say about establishing reading habits early on.This is one of the many ways ECM encourages learning for children in the program.Michelle Lee is an early learning specialist assigned to the children programming of ECM. She develops age appropriate activities for the program, oversees children’s engagement in said activities and helps develop training for the child care aids.Lee describes how the programs the children learn through playtime tie into the state educational guidelines so there is more “intentional learning.” Parents are also able to learn about the certain apps and techonology their children will be exposed to when they enter school. She says that it is important for children and parents to use the technology together.“Technology is a part of our lives now and forever on, and it’s also in the Pre-K learning guidelines so we’re helping them meet that need before they get to kindergarten,” Lee said.Tablets are one of the many education tools child care aids use with children in the program.Maricela Mendoza, a child care aid, said that watching the progress of the children from series one until they enter kindergarten has been “a special gift that is hard to explain.”One parent talked about the progress her family has made through in the Early Childhood Development program.“I learned how to help my child be more independent. I was doing everything for her not realizing I was not helping her development but rather delaying it,” a parent said.Capik said she’s fortunate to work with these families and see them grow.“They went from the uncertainty of what the first step into education is to now the potential of what their child can become and what colleges they can attend,” she said. Fort Worth Junior League sells programs for charity at Stock Show Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Recent thunderstorms lead to hazards; more storms to come

first_imgShelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Previous articleTCUnderground seeks to eliminate the “TCU bubble”Next articleIncoming first-year students connect through video app Shelby Whitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook ReddIt Twitter printRecent severe weather has caused damage to property in Fort Worth, closed Lake Worth and could lead to increased wildlife activity – and according to the National Weather Service, more thunderstorms and high winds could occur Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week.The heavy rain caused water levels in Lake Worth to rise. This could mean increased wildlife activity around area lakes, according to the Tarrant Regional Water District website. High water in creeks feeding into Lake Worth may also cause portions of some low-lying roadways to become submerged. According to the website, residents may encounter detours on Malaga Drive and Marina Drive at Comanche Trail and at Bomber Road and Shore View Drive.According to a press release from the Tarrant Regional Water District, Lake Worth was closed to all boating traffic at 5 p.m. Tuesday because the lake level was projected to exceed the 595.5 elevation that evening.The lake, which is currently at a 595.94 elevation, will remain closed to all boating until the level dips to the 595.0 elevation and continues to demonstrate a decline. Once the water level reaches the 595 elevation, the water will be swept for hazardous debris before it is reopened. There is no projection on when this will occur, according to the release.The lake is not the only place debris from storms can accumulate.The city’s Solid Waste Division issued tips for residents on how they can assist with clean-up activities following severe weather:Excessive storm-based tree limbs and brush collectionsCut and stack tree limbs in organized rows or piles starting at the assigned collection point.For weekly collections, tree limbs should be cut shorter than eight feet in length and less than four inches in diameter.Tree limbs larger than 4 inches in diameter or eight feet in length should be stacked separately from small limbs/brush.If the total volume (combined piles) is larger than 10 cubic yards (size of a VW Beetle), residents should request an exception by contacting the City Call Center at 817-392-1234.Drop-Off StationsThe city offers access to three drop-off stations for residents who are City of Fort Worth active residential sanitation customers. Bring a recent water bill, driver’s license or other official ID to prove you’re a residential Solid Waste customer. Residents may use a single axle trailer. No double axle or commercial trailers are allowed.No commercial landscapers or contractors are allowed to use the drop-off stations.Community/Volunteer organizationsThere are numerous volunteer community organizations that assist neighborhoods following storms with debris collection. The city asks representatives from these organizations to communicate with Solid Waste through the Call Center to advise us what areas they’re working and how debris can be arranged for collections or access to the drop-off stations.Garbage, Recycling, Bulk and Yard Waste CollectionsDepending on storm severity, various collections may get behind or can “slide forward a day” or longer if trucks are delayed due to excess collections.To receive information as soon as possible, download the City of Fort Worth Solid Waste app. If there are collection delays, collection information will be forwarded to residents as quickly as possible.Missing CartsResidents can call the City Call Center to retrieve their cart numbers and report missing carts. Please wait a couple of days to report them missing as carts usually turn up. The contractor replaces carts within two days so residents will have them before their next collection.For more information, call the City Call Center or send an email to [email protected] representatives did not return a request for comment.  Facebook Race for Tarrant County Sheriff to go to runoff Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser ReddIt Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser Rubio mocks Trump at Dallas rally Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin Linkedin + posts Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Twitter Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Shelby Whitson last_img read more

Guest speaker Ben Shapiro talks about “leftist myths”

first_imgTwitter TAGSembedded tweetsphotosvideo ReddIt Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ Tamera Hyatte is a senior journalism major with a minor in women and gender studies from Anaheim, CA. Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history How the TCU gender ratio affects campus hookup culture Tamera Hyatte Students, faculty and administration seek to improve TCU experience for students of color Guest speaker Ben Shapiro spoke about leftist myths Wednesday nigh in the BLUU auditorium. (Photo Credits: Lizzie Hopkins)center_img TCU community reflects on suicide prevention at vigil Twitter Brite Divinity continues to promote proclaiming pride Facebook Facebook Linkedin Previous articleBollywood cardio class spreads cultural awarenessNext articleWomen’s basketball is ready for new season to start Saturday Tamera Hyatte RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Linkedin printAn overflow crowd of students and community members filled the Brown Lupton University Union auditorium Wednesday night to listen to a conservative viewpoint on diversity and white privilege. Ben Shapiro, who is the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire and host of The Ben Shapiro Show, spoke about those topics as well as trigger warnings and microaggressions. He called all of them “leftist myths.”Shapiro was brought to campus by the Young Americans for Freedom organization. Shapiro was applauded by some in the audience and questioned critically by others at the end of the program. Shapiro was critical of recent protests at TCU and across the nation. He also objected to the university’s handling of a list of demands from three students, including the naming of a chief inclusion officer, a cabinet-level position. He criticized San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who started a protest movement of not standing for the National Anthem to object to what he called the mistreatment of people of color in this country. “To tribute the shooting of black people, to unspecify white privilege and to kneel for the National Anthem as Colin Kaepernick does, that’s racist in it of itself,” Shapiro said. “You can’t assume white people don’t care about innocent black people getting blown away without evidence. That’s disgusting and it’s racist.”He called out the three students who met with Chancellor Victor Boschini and presented a list of demands they said would improve diversity and inclusion at TCU. “Yes, I mean you Diona Willis, Shanel Alexander and Emily Laff,” he said. “Those are the three TCU students who have organized these silent protests during the National Anthem at football games. Shame on the administration, weaklings as like the chancellor, the vice chancellor, and the associate chancellor of student affairs and all the other administrators who gave credit for this bulls–t.”Ben Shapiro speaks about leftist myths from Tamera Hyatte on Vimeo.Alexander and Willis attended the speech and said they felt disrespected by Shapiro and others who have criticized them without talking to them.“I felt he was a crowd pleaser,” said Willis, a senior political science major. “He wanted to say what he knew would get people riled up that would obviously charge either side or the opposition to side with him.” Alexander, who is also a senior political science major, said Shapiro and the students of YAF misunderstood the reasoning behind the protests and list of demands.“A lot of the conservative people on campus and people on the outside looking in do not understand the reasoning behind the demands,” Alexander said. “The fact that people haven’t spoken to us to get the root of it, it just makes it wrong to speak out about it in general.”Ron Robinson, president of the national organization the Young America’s Foundation, was among those in the crowd. “I definitely agree with the educational provocative nature in the sense it challenges students to read a lot, to study on issues and to form their own opinions based on the conclusions they come to,” he said. A TCU student and member of YAF Mary Beth Strobel, a senior economics major, agreed with Shapiro’s assessment that white privilege is an individual problem, not societal issue.Prior to his speech, Shapiro spoke briefly with TCU360 about his views on inequality.  “Essentially, I think income inequality is made an issue because people want to redistribute income and ignore the real problem is poverty; not further somebody is rich or not. The rich people are not stealing the money from poor people.” [View the story “Ben Shapiro speaks about leftist myths” on Storify] Tamera Hyattehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tamera-hyatte/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Students pray for peace, tests, hurricane victims at annual event

first_imgFacebook Transfer students reflect on their first semester at TCU Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Students stood together in light of a national day of prayer. Facebook Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ ReddIt Linkedin Students gather for free food, conversation at annual Fall Faith Festival + posts Kelsey Emery Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Melt ice cream shop embraces Halloween with magical flavors printWhile lines of students shuffled to their morning classes and cars screeched at streetlights, one small ring of about a dozen students stood beneath campus flag poles with their heads bowed in hushed reflection.For over 25 years, “See You at the Pole” (SYATP) has marked Sept. 27 as an international day of prayer, uniting students all around the world and in every time zone.It started in 1990 in Burleson, Texas, according to Doug Clark, a SYATP coordinator, when six teenagers felt compelled by God to pray for people in their community in front of nearby schools and sought a spiritual awakening. Their youth pastor helped spread the word throughout Texas for a second event that year at the Dallas Reunion Arena, which attracted over 20,000 students.Clark called it a “great grassroots swell” as these student-led initiatives reached four more states by 1991 before it appeared in all 50 states and 63 countries across the globe.Now, 27 years later, an estimated 1 million students from junior high through college participate all around the world, in more than 64 countries. This includes Canada, Korea, Japan, Turkey and the Ivory Coast.The event was brought to TCU three years ago by now junior finance and computer information technology double major Rebeca Gonzalez through her Christian student organization Chi Alpha. Gonzalez said prayer is powerful and it’s important for Christians on campus to pray for their school.Gonzalez lead the service and prayed for the campus’ safety in light of the armed robbery on campus.“I pray against violence on this campus,” she said in prayer. “I pray against robbery. I pray against sexual assault. I pray against all those awful things that are happening at TCU’s campus, that this just becomes a safer place, that it becomes a safer haven. It becomes a place where people build each other up and walk with each other through these difficult situations. God we just ask for protection over this campus, protection to be over the students.” Other students in the circle had their fellow Horned Frogs in their minds.Students prayed over the community, family and friends.“I was praying over our community,” sophomore education major Jessica Harper said. “Over the safety of it, over students, over the tests- especially because this is such a hard time of year for students- people feel the weight of school actually kicking in.”First-year undeclared major Nicholaus Noguez said the power of community is what compelled him to join Wednesday morning.“In the Christian faith and in many faiths in general, prayer is just stronger whenever more people are together,” Noguez said. “I think it’s just amazing to see so many different countries coming together.”Gathered around the flag poles in front of Sadler, TCU students unite in prayer.Recent natural disasters in the U.S were also lifted up in prayer this morning. Being at a Texas school, several of the participating TCU students had personal ties to Hurricane Harvey and wanted to pray for their family and friends affected.“I’ve had a lot of family members affected by [Hurricane Harvey] and we are just not strong enough to do it on our own and we need Christ in order to get through it,” junior nursing major Michael Rodriguez said. Other students said they felt the same need for the extra support brought through prayer.Norguez said with all that is currently going on the world, “prayer is the best thing you can do.” Twitter Kelsey Emeryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kelsey-emery/ Previous articleTCU alumni’s açaí bowl business takes offNext articleHoroscope: September 28, 2017 Kelsey Emery RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Patch Hat Co.: ‘Just two dudes sewing some hats’ Kelsey Emery is a Senior Journalism major from the San Francisco Bay Area, passionate about world relations and social justice issues. When she’s not in the news room, though, she enjoys hanging out on Magnolia and exploring the Fort Worth area. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddItlast_img read more

Men’s tennis falls at No. 3 North Carolina

first_imgLinkedin Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Auten ReddIt Previous articleMen’s basketball edged by No. 10 Kansas, 71-64Next articleOpinion: Why I am thankful for my liberal friends, family Ben Auten RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ben Auten is a junior sports broadcasting major from Charleston, South Carolina. He is an avid sports fan; he especially loves college basketball, baseball, and soccer. Center for International Studies creates new study abroad option Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Twitter Neeley School professor hosting ‘Entrepreneurship Boot Camp’ New medical school will not reserve seats for TCU students Trevor Johnson. Courtesy of TCU Men’s Tennis Twitter Facebook Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ printNo. 16 TCU could not over come an early 3-0 deficit at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Tuesday. The loss meant University of North Carolina improved to 7-0 on the season.Guillermo Nuñez lunges for the ball. Courtesy of TCU Men’s Tennis TwitterAfter dropping both doubles matches and the first two singles matches, senior Trevor Johnson got the Frogs on the board with a come-from-behind victory over No. 94 Robert Kelly. Johnson picked up his fourth consecutive win and gave TCU a fighting chance at knocking off the No. 3 Tar Heels.However, nationally ranked junior Alex Rybakov was stunned by the Tar Heels’ Benjamin Sigouin in a 7-6 (10-8), 7-5 thriller to give UNC the win.TCU head coach David Roditi was particularly impressed with Sigouin’s performance.“Their No. 1 player served great and played very good indoor tennis to beat Rybakov,” Roditi said. “I give credit to him.”Guillermo Nuñez and Reese Stadler picked up singles win over nationally-ranked Tar Heels, but by then the match had been decided, ending 4-3 in favor of North Carolina.In the loss, Nuñez and Stadler both picked up their first wins over nationally-ranked opponents in three-set victories.Roditi said he was proud of the way his team battled back from the early deficit.“It’s good to know we have that heart and fight in us,” Roditi said. “We just dug ourselves a little too big of a hole.”Up Next:TCU returns home to take on USF (2-4) at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. Twitter What we’re reading: Congress making moves + posts Linkedinlast_img read more

What we’re reading: Congress making moves

first_imgWhat we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit Neeley School professor hosting ‘Entrepreneurship Boot Camp’ Linkedin Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Facebook What we’re reading: Not resign worthy Ben Auten Ben Auten is a junior sports broadcasting major from Charleston, South Carolina. He is an avid sports fan; he especially loves college basketball, baseball, and soccer. + posts What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ New medical school will not reserve seats for TCU students Twitter Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ Ben Autenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ben-auten/ ReddIt Twitter In this Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell acknowledged Monday that opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border have enough votes in the Republican-led Senate to prevail on a resolution aimed at blocking the move. McConnell, who fell in line behind Trump despite his own misgivings about the declaration, said Trump will veto the resolution and that it’s likely to be sustained in Congress. McConnell’s remarks in his home state came after fellow Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul became the latest GOP lawmaker to say he can’t go along with the White House on the emergency declaration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Previous articleMarathon runner attacked on Trinity TrailsNext articleHorned Frogs can’t overcome offensive woes in regular season finale Ben Auten RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin printWe’re back and we’re reading – everything from “The Associated Press” to the “New York Times.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got Congress expected to overturn Trump’s national emergency declaration, ‘Beverley Hills 90210’ star dead, and another star considering a run in 2020.London patient close to being second person cured of HIVA London patient has reportedly experienced sustained remission from HIV-1, according to study in the Nature Journal.According to CNN, this case comes ten years after the “Berlin patient” was the first person to be cured of the disease.“By achieving remission in a second patient using a similar approach, we have shown that the Berlin Patient was not an anomaly and that it really was the treatment approaches that eliminated HIV in these two people,” said Ravindra Gupta, lead author of the study and a professor in University College London’s Division of Infection and Immunity.HIV affects nearly 37 million people across the world and one million die from the disease each year.Congress expected to overturn Trump’s emergency declarationSenator Mitch McConnell said Monday that he could not hold off the passing of a resolution to veto President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration.According to the New York Times, Senator McConnell is looking to delay the veto reaching the president’s desk by amending it and sending it back to the House.That is not believed to change the outcome and it is expected to be the first time since the passing of the National Emergencies Act of 1976 that Congress will overturn a national state of emergency declaration.President Trump issued this state of emergency to fulfill a campaign promise of building a wall on the southern border of the United States.Chief of Staff allegedly moved campaign contributions to private companiesSaikat Chakrabarti and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apparently funneled $885,000 from political action committees to private companies, according to the Federal Election Committee (FEC). According to Fox News, the committees and private companies were both owned by Chakrabarti in an attempt to move the money “off the books,” which is a violation of campaign finance laws. The FEC complaint states that Chakrabarti moved money from the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC to Brand New Congress, LCC, which is exempt from having to record expenditures over $200.‘Beverly Hills 90210’ star dies at 52Luke Perry, who starred in Fox’s “Beverly Hills 90210” and the CW’s “Riverdale” died Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 52.Perry was hospitalized after having a stroke last week and died following complications from the stroke.According to the New York Times, the producers of “Riverdale” said in a statement, “A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness.”Mark Cuban considering 2020 presidential runDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told the New York Daily News that he would consider running for president.“It really would take the exact right set of circumstances,” Cuban said. “I haven’t decided anything yet. We’ll see what happens. It all comes down to how things play out. It’s not something I feel like I have to do.”According to USA Today, Cuban said if he did run, it would be as an independent.Cuban previously brought up the possibility in August of 2017.California sisters found safe in woodlands after being lost for nearly two daysLeia Carrico, eight, and Caroline, five, were found Monday by the Humboldt County police after spending 44 hours in the forest.According to BBC News, the sisters wandered away from home over the weekend, but survived by drinking water of huckleberry leaves and eating cereal bars they brought with them.Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said the girls were in “good spirits” and added that their discovery was a “miracle.”That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more. Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Facebook Center for International Studies creates new study abroad optionlast_img read more

Men’s tennis finishes season with Sooner State road trip against No. 21 Oklahoma and No. 26 Oklahoma State

first_imgTwitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Alex Rybakov and Alastair Gray celebrate a point victory against Texas A&M on April 8, 2019. Photo by Jack Wallace Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ ReddIt printAlex Rybakov and Alastair Gray celebrate a point victory against Texas A&M on April 8, 2019. Photo by Jack WallaceNo. 10 TCU will conclude its regular season against the No. 21 Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 26 Oklahoma State Cowboys this weekend.The Frogs have gone 2-2 in their last four games, with wins over No. 29 Texas Tech and No. 8 Texas A&M and losses at No. 6 Baylor and No. 4 Texas.Not So Boomer, SoonersOklahoma stands at 14-7 on the year, with a 2-4 record in its last six matches. All four losses occurred on the road against No. 9 Texas A&M, No. 11 North Carolina, No. 7 Baylor, and No. 23 Texas Tech. The two wins were against South Florida and Oklahoma State. The Sooners stand at fourth out of six in the Big 12 standings with a 1-2 record in conference play. Oklahoma’s best singles player is No. 31 Spencer Papa who stands at 8-4 in the No. 1 singles spot. In May of 2017, Papa won the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Doubles Championship title with then-senior Andrew Harris. Spencer Papa will look to lead an upset at home against a strong TCU side this weekend. Photo courtesy of SoonerSports.com.Papa was injured the entire 2018-19 season and was allowed to return for one final season this year.The No. 2 singles man, No. 63 Jake Van Emburgh, has complied an impressive 9-2 record at the position and will face a skidding No. 24 Alastair Gray of TCU.  Rematch for the CowboysOklahoma State and TCU played earlier this season during the ITA Kickoff Weekend back in late January. TCU took the win 4-0, knocking OSU out of the ITA tournament. The Pokes own a 14-8 record and stand at fifth in the Big 12 with a 1-2 conference record.Oklahoma State’s home record has been outstanding at 8-1, while its road record is a poor 3-7.Matej Vocel will look for revenge against the Frogs this weekend when TCU comes to Stillwater. Photo courtesy of Protennis.cz.Sophomore No. 76 Matej Vocel is the only ranked Cowboy in singles and owns a 9-6 record on the year. Repeat Hopes Still AliveAfter winning the Big 12 Regular-Season Championship in each of the last three seasons, TCU is on the brink of falling out of contention. With a sweep this weekend, the Frogs will finish at 4-2 in Big 12 play, and they will need both Texas and Baylor to lose out, as both already have three wins and hold head-to-head tiebreakers over the Frogs.If TCU loses to either Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, the Frogs will be eliminated from contention for the regular-season title. The Oklahoma match begins on Friday at 6 p.m., and the Oklahoma State match starts at 1 p.m. Sunday. Both games will have live scoring updates and the Oklahoma State match will be live-streamed via GoFrogs.com. Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Linkedin Twitter Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/center_img Facebook 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special TAGSMen’s tennissports TCU News Now 4/28/2021 TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Facebook TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt Previous articlePatterson’s defense continues to give players an edge during transition to NFLNext articleHoroscope: April 11, 2019 Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Jack Wallace + posts Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360.last_img read more