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Heard’s career night propels Women’s Basketball to upset win over No. 18 Iowa State

first_imgTaylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Twitter Lauren Heard scored a career-high 27 points to lift the Horned Frogs to an upset win. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ + posts Previous articleNews Now 2/13/19Next articleTCU Music Center will open in Fall 2020 Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printLauren Heard scored a career-high 27 points to lift the Horned Frogs to an upset win. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.comBehind a career-high 27 points from Lauren Heard, TCU women’s basketball upset No. 18 Iowa State 76-69 to improve to 14-1 at home this season.“I just felt like our team really showed a lot of grit today,” said head coach Raegan Pebley. “[I’m] always thankful for these wins.”The sophomore finished with a career-high five three pointers to go with six rebounds and three steals.“I think my teammates do a great job of encouraging me to keep shooting,” Heard said. “They find me at great times, and I just shoot it with confidence.”After the Cyclones defeated the Horned Frogs in a 92-54 blowout on Jan. 9, they were heavily favored coming into the game; however, a staunch TCU defense held the Cyclones to 12 points fewer to their season average (81.8).“I think we just couldn’t let them get easy shots,” Heard said. “We wanted to put emphasis on making sure that they’re working for that [offense].”Both teams started the game firing on all cylinders offensively. For Iowa State, this came from guard Bridget Carleton, who scored 15 points in the first quarter alone. “Bridget Carleton is so special,” Pebley said. “She’s elite in her scoring.”In the second quarter, the Horned Frogs held Carleton to just two points, while going on an offensive tear of their own. A 12-2 run with points scored by four different Horned Frogs gave TCU a 40-35 lead at the halftime break.The teams traded scores in the third quarter, withHeard hitting her fourth three after Carleton reached 22 for the game.  This intensity carried over into the fourth quarter, with the Horned Frogs fighting hard to complete the upset. Though TCU never led by more than eight, the Horned Frogs shot too well from the free throw line down the stretch for Iowa State to come back, 22-29 in the game.Amy Okonkwo poured in 17 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds for TCU in the win. Jordan Moore added 10 points and five blocks.“I think it’s a really big win,” Okonkwo said. “It’s great to know that we won this game because we have so much more to give.”The Horned Frogs will return to the hardwood at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 in Morgantown, West Virginia. First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Facebook Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Colin Post Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Techlast_img read more

Worrying situation

first_imgDear Editor,Over the years, there have been numerous complaints by the public about the situation at the Stabroek Market, mainly under the clock concerning the buying/selling of stolen articles (mostly jewellery, cell phones etc) and people being robbed blatantly there. Quite recently, one Minister had the audacity to go whilst someone was videoing her and question and have conversations with some of those gathered around the area of concern.During the period, the Minister’s position seemed defensive towards the men there and somewhat in agreement with the illegal activities being conducted there, while she criticised the Opposition and encouraged the gathering to talk ills at the same time.The Guyana Police Force, The City Constabulary and Government, among others, tried all methods to eradicate the sores from that vicinity to no avail. Now we see a Minister blatantly going and seemingly condoning the nefarious activities being conducted there.Her being there and being videoed only makes me come to one conclusion: that she is tired of hearing of police raiding there (which seems quite a lot recently) and decided to visit the area, ensuring that she’s being videoed to let those in authority know that she has an interest there (maybe with Government’s consent) and they must stop pressuring that area. Her action should be a cause of concern to everyone.Editor, conveniently, the late Abdul Kadir is being honoured for his contributions, which might be the right thing to do be for some, but for many, his contributions might not be that much to warrant him being honoured and there are many who accomplished more than him that should have been ahead of him, but conveniently, he comes first.Based on the recent outcome after the NFC recently, we all know that all the MP’s have to know what is going on before the sitting so that means everyone was in agreement with that motion. There are many people that deserve the award more than him and I am wondering if they will be given any consideration. One such person is Winston Murray, who was very much active in politics until his untimely demise. Ask most within the PNC about his contribution and you will hear.Like him, there are many others and some are still alive and I strongly believe that they should be honoured. Let them know that this nation appreciates their contributions towards the development of Guyana. I was privileged to interact with a few and learnt a lot from them and after listening to their works, I wonder why they are not being recognised.We have great men like Jeffrey Thomas, Oscar Clarke, Clifton Mortimer Llewellyn John, just to name a few. I have heard of the changes they made while serving this country, the impact and some are still being used to date. These men are very much alive and they should be honoured now, instead of waiting after their death. It’s comical to see a convicted terrorist being honoured. Great men being bypassed. It just shows the nature of thinking within the coalition which all members support.Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

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Stakeholder Consensus on Factors for Tourism’s Success in the Caribbean

first_img Caribbean tourism officials, including Jamaica’s Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, believe greater air access from source markets and significant hotel investments are recipes for the industry’s success in the region. He says his team has been on the road in Europe where “we had a number of major accomplishments”. Caribbean tourism officials, including Jamaica’s Portfolio Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, believe greater air access from source markets and significant hotel investments are recipes for the industry’s success in the region.They note that it is against this background that countries like Jamaica have been active in the marketplace, securing arrangements for more non-stop flights out of non-traditional destinations to add to airlift already in place directly out of the proverbial ‘bread and butter’ markets of the United States, Canada and Europe.“As a way of enhancing the competitiveness of the region’s tourism sector, we must be prepared to enter into discussions with several airlines and tour companies to discuss the way forward in terms of possibly introducing new locations to our respective destinations. We must also aggressively target promising markets in South America, Europe, Asia and even promote more seriously the idea of intra-regional tourism,” Mr. Bartlett notes.He says his team has been on the road in Europe where “we had a number of major accomplishments”.“We had some breakthrough arrangements where there will be additional non-stop flights between Europe and Jamaica to start this summer as well as the opening up of other markets in Europe.We will also be seeing an increase in European cruise activities and heightened investor interest in the island,” the Minister further informs.Jamaica, which is now ranked as the number-one Caribbean destination for British tourists, also welcomed a record 325,804 European tourists last year, approximately 31,000 more than 2016.“The Caribbean remains the most tourism-dependent region in the world. Tourism is the single largest generator of foreign exchange in 16 of the 28 countries in the Caribbean and also the sector receiving the most foreign direct investment,” Mr. Bartlett points out.Additionally, he says stakeholders already acknowledge that the future of the Caribbean’s tourism industry may rest in the “economic convergence (across) complementary economies”.“Considering this fact, we need to look into the feasibility of multi-destination arrangements that will increase intra-regional tourist flows and promote mutual benefits for more destinations in the region,” the Minister adds.Mr. Bartlett notes that the countries in the north-western and south-eastern Caribbean are well positioned to embrace this new architecture as their geographic alignments are clear and well within 90 minutes of each other by air or sea, thus making it easy for island-hopping and experiential enrichment for visitors.Additionally, he says that in establishing multi-destinations, critical mass will be created for large investments in hotels, infrastructure, agriculture and manufacturing.“For our part, we continue aggressively pursuing a multi-destination marketing arrangement with Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. As we explore the opportunities, we must also seek regional cooperation in related areas such as aviation and airlift strategies to move seamlessly within the region, visa facilitation and access to each other’s destinations, as well as pre-clearance arrangements,” the Minister adds.For his part, Director of Research at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Ryan Skeete, told journalists at a recent press briefing on the Tourism Industry Performance Review at the CTO Headquarters in Warrens, St. Michael, Barbados, that the region’s tourism product attained another milestone in 2017, surpassing 30 million stopover visitors for the first time and generating an estimated US$37 billion in earnings.He attributed this to bullish efforts by a number of Caribbean countries in the international marketplace, which, he noted, was achieved despite the onset of devastating hurricanes in September.“The performance in 2017 was primarily supported by sustained economic growth in all of our major source markets. Our major source market, the US, grew by approximately 0.5 per cent toreach an estimated 14.9 million visits to the region. This performance was attributed to solid economic growth, low unemployment rate and high consumer confidence in the US,” Mr. Skeete informed.He further noted that arrivals from the European market totalled 5.8 million and improved by an estimated 6.2 per cent.This, he pointed out, represented the strongest growth among the main markets, despite terrorist attacks in some countries and the ongoing Brexit negotiations, among other factors.“Visits from the Canadian market rebounded in 2017, growing by 4.3 per cent compared to a decline of 3.1 per cent in 2016. The country’s strong economic performance and increased seat capacity to the region helped support this recovery,” Mr., Skeete added.Meanwhile, CTO Secretary General Hugh Riley, who also spoke at the press briefing, said reinforcing the value and attributes of the Caribbean brand, educating the public and the travel industry on the Caribbean’s geography, and generating demand for the region’s tourism product will take time, careful strategy and money.“In other words, establishing leadership of the Caribbean brand requires more than just sparsely funded, ad-hoc efforts. Tourism is a serious business. It employs, directly and indirectly, 13.7 per cent of the people in the Caribbean, and it contributes, in total, from seven to over 80 per cent to gross domestic product across the region,” he saidMr. Riley further emphasised that tourism “is the business that delivers foreign exchange every time a plane lands and a cruise ship docks”, adding that “it reduces unemployment and delivers massive amounts of tax dollars to our national treasuries”. We will also be seeing an increase in European cruise activities and heightened investor interest in the island,” the Minister further informs. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Moderate to heavy rain in S Bengal districts in 48 hrs

first_imgKolkata: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore on Thursday predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in all the South Bengal districts in the next 48 hours while North Bengal may receive some scattered rainfall.According to the weather office prediction, North 24-Parganas, West Midnapore and the coastal districts of South 24-Parganas and East Midnapore are expected to receive heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday respectively. There may some thundershowers and lightning in these districts in the evening hours. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaA MeT official said a low-pressure trough has formed over Andhra Pradesh-Odisha region which will bring about rainfall in South Bengal districts. However, the amount of rainfall in North Bengal will be reduced, barring a few scattered pockets. “A low-pressure trough formed over the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh-Odisha will cause a moderate to heavy rainfall in the South Bengal districts bringing temporary relief from the scorching heat. The humidity level that has been prevailing in the city and other adjoining districts may slightly go down,” a weather official said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayThe city’s sky mostly remained cloudy on Thursday but the high humidity level continued to haunt throughout the day. There was scattered rainfall in some of the northern and southern fringes of the city and also the suburbs in the afternoon but it failed to bring the mercury down. The entire South Bengal is still reeling under rain deficit in the Monsoon season, projecting a deficit of around 60 percent in the current month.last_img read more

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