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TCU intramurals helps bring the ‘madness’ to campus

first_imgTwitter Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl ReddIt Basketball fans fill out brackets every March, dreaming of making 64 out of 64 correct picks. Kramer claims 100th career win ReddIt Linkedin Facebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Kacey Bowen Support for seniors on Senior Day Twitter TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Previous articleThe109: Berry Good Buys gets facelift from Amon G. Carter FoundationNext articleNew Catholic School to open in Fort Worth Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printWhen basketball fans hear March, one thought follows: madness.March Madness is the NCAA basketball tournament that runs throughout the entire month of March. Fans make brackets, choose how their favorite teams will fare, then cheer them on along the entire way.TCU intramurals has been taking part in this “madness” by holding a bracket challenge for students, faculty and staff.Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Sheldon Tate said there are a handful of things people get excited about, and March Madness brackets are one of them.“We try to make sure what we are offering is reflective of what students are passionate about,” Tate said.He said with this bracket challenge, they are able to reach students, faculty and staff, who enjoy playing basketball, but also those want to participate by only submitting a bracket.When the bracket challenge started, there were only around 70 brackets, said Stephanie Milligan, intramural supervisor. This year, Milligan said there were more than 205 submissions.Tate said this the bracket competition is a great way for people to get involved.“The program has grown exponentially every year,” Tate said. “We hope it continues.”The majority of participants are students, but Tate said the staff and faculty get involved in their “little pods.”“All they have to do is fill it [the bracket] out,” Tate said.Intramurals keeps track with the brackets and percentages on ESPN’s March Madness website. Milligan said they have closed bracket groups and individuals can submit up to two brackets. Once they submit their brackets, they are free just to let them “run their course.”She said the popularity of the brackets deepens people’s desire to compete. Participants might not be great athletes, but thinking through a bracket or having fun choosing teams keeps the competition alive, Milligan said.She said by implementing a two-bracket system, people make a more serious one and a “what if” one.The NCAA March Madness Tournament concludes with the championship game on April 4. The TCU bracket challenge winner gets a t-shirt, Milligan said. + posts Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Kacey Bowenhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kacey-bowen/ Facebooklast_img read more

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IRFU say snack advertising is in bad taste

first_imgEmail Blatant attempt by food distributors to capitalise on popularity of rugby The Irish Rugby Football Union has made contact, through its solicitors, with Largo Foods, the distributors of Hunky Dorys, and requested that they immediately withdraw the current advertising campaign, the strap line for which claims Hunky Dorys to be ‘Proud Sponsors of Irish Rugby’. Padraig Power, Commercial and Marketing Director, IRFU, stated: “This advertising campaign is in very bad taste and one which the IRFU would not want to be associated with in any way”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Firstly, its blatant exploitation of women is tasteless and base, and quite simply unacceptable. Irish Rugby has a strong family focus and would not tolerate any connection with such an approach”. The campaign imagery launched by Hunk Dory’s urges “fans to get behind their team”, to “join in and get dirty” and uses phrases such as “Scrum – ptious” and “get to know the girls” in the locker room.  Mr Power added; “Secondly, the claim that the product is a ‘Proud Sponsor of Irish Rugby’ implies that the company is a significant sponsor of the game in this country, though the IRFU. This is absolutely untrue and a cynical ploy in an attempt to capitalise on the games popularity. By doing so it has the potential to undermine the legitimate claims of the many genuine sponsors and supporters of Irish Rugby whose investment has been a key element in the success of rugby at grass roots level throughout the country, and of our Provincial and National Teams”.“In addition to pursuing the immediate withdrawal of the campaign through legal means we are also writing to the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland bringing to their attention the misleading claims”.“We would hope that the management of Largo Foods would withdraw the campaign immediately”. Advertisement Linkedin Previous articleMother and son arrested in drugs haulNext articleBomb scare at McDonalds Limerick admin NewsLocal NewsIRFU say snack advertising is in bad tasteBy admin – April 27, 2010 492 center_img Print WhatsApp Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Low interest rates endangering German companies – survey

first_imgAt the present time, these rates are higher than the one applied under IAS19.But German analysts expect the HGB to drop considerably as low interest rates factor more heavily into the HGB’s calculation over time.According to the DVFA’s survey, more than one-third of investment professionals (36.6%) fear that most German companies are failing to adjust to the new interest rate environment or increases in life expectancy.Many in the industry are hoping proposed amendments to accounting standards will help companies cope.Earlier this spring, the German pension fund association (aba) submitted a position paper to the government on this very issue. The aba calls for increasing the calculation period for the discount rate from seven years to 12 years or more. The government has approved the proposal, which could be included in the reform package linked with the implementation of the Portability Directive.These amendments are expected to be presented to Parliament in November and could come into effect before the end of this year.For more on the effects of accounting standards on Germany’s Direktzusage, see the guest viewpoint of former DVFA managing director Peter König in the November issue of IPE German companies are finding the prolonged low-interest-rate environment, combined with an increase in life expectancy, “problematic” or “very problematic”, according to a survey by the DVFA.The DVFA – an industry group for investment professionals – said nearly 90% of respondents to its survey were highly concerned that German companies were failing to adjust. Currently, companies using German accounting standard HGB are able to apply a discount rate to their on-book pension obligations, or Direktzusage, of 3.73% or 4.12%.The Bundesbank sets these rates using the seven-year average of a zero-coupon euro swap with a remaining maturity of 10 years or 15 years, respectively.last_img read more

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Negros councilor dies of COVID-19

first_imgOther people then catch COVID-19 bytouching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth,said WHO.  “Mayroon nang community quarantine sa bayan ngTayasan. All councilors of Tayasan and some [from] Negros Oriental na nakasamaniya sa Councilors League [ay] under quarantine din,” he added. Patient 39 was initially confined atthe Ace Doctors Dumaguete, Inc. hospital. Greenhills was where Patient 5 – whoeventually died a few days before Patient 39 – used to frequent to pray at aprayer hall, according to the Department of Health. He visited Greenhills Shopping Centerin San Juan City flying back to Tayasan on March 1. People can also catch COVID-19 if theybreathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhalesdroplets. This is why it is important to stay more than one meter (three feet)away from a person who is sick, it added. He was considered immune-compromisedas he was a kidney transplantee. He attended a flag-raising ceremony at Tayasanon March 2 and the graduation ceremony of Tayasan elementary students before displayingCOVID-19 symptoms. Negros Oriental governor Noel Degamosaid the 62-year-old councilor, identified by the Department of Health (DOH) asPatient 39, succumbed to the disease at 11:09 a.m. Three of 15 people in the provincesuspected of carrying the virus tested negative, while 264 are being monitored. MANILA – A Negros Oriental towncouncilor, the first confirmed case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) inthe Visayas, died yesterday. According to the World HealthOrganization (WHO), people can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus.The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from thenose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales.These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. The most common symptoms of COVID-19are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains,nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms areusually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t developany symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Mark Angelo Llosa, chief of Negros OrientalProvincial Hospital where the councilor was confined, said in a separateinterview that the councilor likely had multiple organ failure and was set tobe cremated yesterday. WHO said most people (about 80percent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around oneout of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and developsdifficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problemslike high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely todevelop serious illness./PN The patient was a councilor fromTayasan who went to Manila on Feb. 26 to attend the Philippine CouncilorsLeague convention. last_img read more

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ICC World Cup Live Streaming Cricket, AUS vs SL, 20th ODI: How to Watch Australia vs Sri Lanka World Cup Match Live

first_imgNew Delhi : Live Streaming Cricket, Australia vs Sri Lanka at Hotstar and Star Sports: Sri Lanka has chosen to bowl against Australia at the Kennington Oval in London. Suranga Lakmal is out while Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga are in. For Australia, Jason Behrendorff replaces Nathan Coulter-Nile. Aaron Finch blasted his 24th fifty but David Warner fell for 26 as Dhananjaya de Silva broke the 82-run stand for the opening wicket. Finch continued on his merry ways and shared a brilliant partnership with Steve Smith. The Australian skipper converted his fifty into a big one as he blasted his 14th century and first in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to boost the five-time champions against the 1996 champions. Australia are currently third in the points table while Sri Lanka are fifth. Australia has lost only once against Sri Lanka and that was in the final of the 1996 World Cup. The 20th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will feature Australia vs Sri Lanka locking horns with each other at The Oval in London on Saturday. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Sri Lanka has been the unlukiest team in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 with two of their four games being washed out due to heavy rain. Sri Lanka started off their World Cup campaign with an obnoxious outing, suffering a 10-wicket loss against the current table toppers New Zealand. However, they came back strongly against Afghanistan to open their account in this mega event. Australia, led-by Aaron Finch are currently placed at number two position in points table and have won three out of four games in the competition so far. World Cup 2019, 20th match: Australia vs Sri LankaWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia vs Sri Lanka start?The ICC World Cup 2019 match between Australia vs Sri Lanka at Oval in London will start at 03:00 PM IST. The toss will take place at 2:30 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia vs Sri Lanka be played?The clash between Australia vs Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at The Oval in London.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between Australia vs Sri Lanka?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia vs Sri Lanka on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.When is the game between Australia vs Sri Lanka in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between Australia vs Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Saturday, June 15.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia vs Sri Lanka ?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on english.newsnationtv.com. You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Australia vs Sri Lanka?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia vs Sri Lanka will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Joshua back ‘home’ to face Povetkin for heavyweight titles

first_imgLONDON (AP) — This was supposed to be the week Anthony Joshua completed his whirlwind six-year journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed world heavyweight champion.Deontay Wilder should have been the opponent, Las Vegas potentially the venue. Instead, Joshua has to take a detour.The 28-year-old Briton was back home in London on Thursday, ready to fulfil his mandatory obligations by facing Russian fighter Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium.It’s not the fight he wanted — Wilder, the WBC champion, remains his No. 1 priority — but he knows it’s another important step toward his ultimate goal of unifying the division.The last time Joshua fought at Wembley, it was in front of about 90,000 spectators against Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017. A similar-sized crowd is expected on Saturday.Joshua, the IBF, WBO and WBA titleholder, says “I feel relaxed and calm. It’s not new to me anymore. I feel like this is home and where I’m going to perform.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Boxers, Britain’s Anthony Joshua, left, and Russia’s Alexander Povetkin pose for photographers with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, centre, after a press conference at Wembley stadium in London, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Joshua and Povetkin are due to fight for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles in a boxing match on Saturday at Wembley stadium. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)last_img read more

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