Women’s basketball looks to stay true to themselves during WNIT

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vaglio I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! ReddIt Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter What to watch during quarantine printThree weeks into March and TCU women’s basketball is in the midst of a postseason run, taking the “survive and advance” ideology to heart.“This is a ‘hurry and wait’ type of feeling,” head coach Raegan Pebley said. “Once you win, you’re waiting to see who you’re playing and you’re preparing for them once you find that out.”As the squad looks to keep their momentum alive, Pebley’s squad has one goal: to stay true to themselves.Raegan Pebley watches her team during the team’s open practice. (Photo by Benton McDonald.)“You don’t try to reinvent the wheel or change too much, you try to stay true to who you are so your team can be confident on the court,” Pebley said.The focus seems to have paid off as the team kicked off the tournament with two victories, a 12-point victory over Lamar and a 34-point clobbering of Missouri State.Hot shooting propelled the team to victory over Lamar while defensive efficiency was a huge factor in silencing Missouri State.The team shot 61 percent from the field against Lamar, a postseason program record and good for fourth best overall in team history. The Frogs forced Missouri State to commit 18 turnovers, six above their season average.Jordan Moore practices her free throws at the team’s open practice. (Photo by Benton McDonald.)“Chemistry has been a huge strength of our team all season,” Pebley said. “We’ve been resilient. They fight hard for each other and play selfless basketball. They share the ball really well.”Pebley knows that each game from this point forward will be a challenge for the team.“It’s just going to get tougher,” Pebley said. “Everyone is good this time of year. Any team you play is good defensively and do things similar to us, so we just need to have that will to continue to play with our identity and play strong.”TCU’s third round opponent is still yet to be determined. The team will discover their third round fate Tuesday night following the matchup between New Mexico State and Rice.Pebley is not worried about the time off as the team could use the extended break.“That definitely adds an element of surprise when you’re not sure who or where you’re going to play,” Pebley said. “It doesn’t matter where we play, we’ll fight them on the ice. We’re just happy to be playing in March.” + posts TAGSNITpost seasonRaegan Pebley center_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Photo taken by Benton McDonald. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Facebook ReddIt TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Previous articleQ&A: Meet the new director of diversity and inclusion programNext articleLive coverage: SGA weekly meeting Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

A series of incidents revives concern about press freedom

first_imgMeanwhile, members of the opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party assaulted reporter Ibrahim Rasheed of state-owned Television Maldives as he was covering former President Gayoom’s arrival at the police station on 20 July. They also prevented other journalists from working freely. September 12, 2018 Find out more News Thoyyib, the tourism, arts and culture minister, accused Dhi TV of being “manipulated” and told Reporters Without Borders the authorities had a duty to ensure that it respected the terms of the licence it had been given. to go further Tourism, arts and culture minister Mohamed Thoyyib nonetheless assured Reporters Without Borders that the government has no intention of arresting journalists or trying to influence media content. Nawal told Reporters Without Borders: “We are required by our licence not to create any confusion in the minds of the public but, in both these cases, we just did our job of providing news and information.” Launched in July 2008, Dhi TV received its licence from the previous government headed by Gayoom. Ahmed Zahir, the editor of the privately-owned daily Haveeru, was hit by ruling party supporters near the parliament building in Male on 15 July. A well-known government critic, Zahir told Reporters Without Borders the police made no serious attempt to identify those who attacked him although the assault was filmed by a state TV crew. The government and parliament need to work together to quickly decriminalize press offences and adopt media laws that comply with international standards. The authorities were upset by Dhi TV’s broadcasting live footage of former President Maumoon Gayoom being taken in for questioning at a police station, and by a talk-show in which an opposition party representative was the only guest. Help by sharing this information MaldivesAsia – Pacific Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Maldives Thoyyib told Reporters Without Borders the government has “no intention of arresting journalists, taking them to court or withdrawing licences as was the case with the preceding government” and he confirmed that a new broadcasting bill was on the point of being finalised. “It will be fair and designed to guarantee the freedom of radio and TV stations,” he said, adding that the government would scrap the licence point system introduced by the previous government. July 15, 2020 Find out more “Maldives is in the process of becoming one of the Asian countries that most respects press freedom but all the encouraging efforts could be jeopardized by partisan intolerance,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge government and party leaders to act responsibly and make press freedom a joint priority. The government also has a duty not to try to meddle in media content.” Maldivian president’s comms chief accused of sexually harassing journalist Reporters Without Borders wrote to President Nasheed when he took office in November 2008 urging him to turn Maldives into a “model of press freedom in Asia” and asking him, in particular, to decriminalise press offences. Dhi TV CEO Yoosuf Nawal was summoned by the information department about some of its programmes on 23 July, two weeks after the station received a warning letter from the government. Nawal told Reporters Without Borders that the head of the information department threatened to withdraw Dhi TV’s licence. Receive email alerts RSF calls for open trial of Maldivian blogger’s accused murderers MaldivesAsia – Pacific A court has meanwhile decided to proceed with a criminal defamation prosecution against Abdul Hameed Abdul Kareem over an article in Manas, a magazine he used to edit. He is facing a possible jail sentence. The Maldives Journalist Association condemned the decision while appealing to journalists to show more respect for professional ethics. News In a 19 July letter to President Mohamed Nasheed, the Maldives Journalist Association also voiced concern about a government decision not to publish announcements in the privately-owned press any more, while broadcast media representatives have said the high annual cost of the licences issued by the previous government is causing them financial problems. News RSF seeks press freedom pledges from Maldives presidential candidates Reporters Without Borders urges the Maldivian authorities and political parties to show full respect for journalists, including those working for media that do not share their views. Both opposition and state media journalists have been physically attacked in the past two weeks, while the head of a privately-owned TV station was summoned by the information department. News July 30, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A series of incidents revives concern about press freedom April 23, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

Rising ‘stock per branch’ signals start of tenant fees ban consolidation

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Rising ‘stock per branch’ signals start of tenant fees ban consolidation previous nextHousing MarketRising ‘stock per branch’ signals start of tenant fees ban consolidationTrade body ARLA says number of properties available to rent at each office increased by 3% during March to 203, as agents merge and sell up.Nigel Lewis29th April 201901,346 Views The start of consolidation within the lettings industry caused by the looming tenant fees ban have been called by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) in its latest rental sector snapshot.The trade association suspects that a 3% surge in the supply of rental properties is the result of agents selling up or merging their businesses. The number of properties available to rent per branch during March increased to 203 from 197 in February, ARLA says.“The full effects of the tenant fees ban have not yet been felt, and now the Government is introducing yet more new legislation which will deter new landlords from entering the market, such as abolishing Section 21,” says David Cox, Chief Executive of ARLA (below).“Until we have greater clarity on the changes planned, this news will only increase pressure on the sector and discourage new landlords from investing, meaning rents will only continue to rise for tenants.”The ARLA commentary reflects recent warnings from several lettings agencies that the fees ban is likely to have significant repercussions for the industry after its partial introduction on June 1st.Only a few weeks ago Exeter agency Star Letting and Property Management warned that “the upcoming tenant fees ban and Brexit will affect many more lettings agencies around the country in the coming months”.And earlier this month franchising giant TPFG made the extraordinary suggestion that the lettings fees ban is part of a deliberate government plan to eliminate smaller lettings agencies from the market.ARLA ban on tenant fees Star Letting and Property Management TPFG April 29, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more