Football and basketball players are on the move this month

first_imgBenton McDonald Board approves tuition freeze, RRI actions but doesn’t act on eligibility issue spurred by Williams TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Linkedin + posts Benton McDonald Settlement reached between TCU, former professor in discrimination lawsuit TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Yuat Alok is leaving TCU after less than half a season with the team(Photo by Sharon Ellman) Benton McDonald printYuat Alok is leaving TCU after less than half a season with the team(Photo by Sharon Ellman)TCU athletes are on the move this month, as three of Gary Patterson defensive stalwarts will head to the NFL Combine while a trio of men’s basketball players announced their intent to transfer.Seniors Ben Banogu, Ty Summers, and L.J. Collier were all invited to Indianapolis for the annual combine, which gives players a chance to showcase their skills in front of NFL coaches, scouts and general managers.Banogu has a chance to be drafted in the first round of this years NFL draft. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The combine will be held from Feb. 26 to March 4.Banogu and Collier will also participate in the Reese’s Senior Bowl later this month in Mobile, Alabama. The senior bowl is an exhibition game featuring the top seniors in the nation facing off in front of fans and NFL scouts. The game will be on January 26 with kickoff set for 1:30 p.m.Three players to leave men’s basketball programAngus McWilliam, Kaden Archie, and Yuat Alok have all announced their intent to transfer, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman.TCU’s Yuat Alok (3.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg) is transferring, source told @WatchStadium. Third reserve for the Horned Frogs to transfer at the break, joining Angus McWilliam and Kaden Archie (2.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg). Alok was a highly recruited kid coming out of junior college.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) January 11, 2019All three had seen limited minutes so far this season, but their departures hamper the teams depth, especially in the post. Alok was the nation’s #1 junior college prospect last season while Archie was the third highest recruit in the state of Texas. The team returns to the court on Saturday when they face No. 23 Oklahoma. Thousands of TCU community members receive COVID-19 vaccines as university supply increases ReddIt Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Benton McDonald is a senior journalism and political science double major from Austin, Texas. He has worked for TCU360 since his freshman year and is currently the executive editor. Previous articleLacking offensive firepower, Horned Frogs outmatched by No. 20 Cyclones 92-54Next articleNoi’s career-night all for naught against No. 23 Oklahoma, 76-74 Benton McDonald RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin Benton McDonald Chancellor talks stimulus money, COVID-19 vaccines and more at limited attendance faculty town hall Twitter Facebook Benton McDonald last_img read more

Someone Invented A Chuck Taylor That Acts As A Guitar Wah Pedal

first_imgHow would you like to use your shoe to add a Wah to any plugged in guitar? Well, in the ever-growing sphere of technology, now you can. That’s right, Converse’s Chuck Taylor All Stars have found a way to take out the middle man and produce a style of high-tops, the unofficial shoe of all rock stars, with a built-in Wah pedal. All you have to do is motion your foot as you would lay the sole down on any pedal, while playing the guitar, and the technology in the shoe adds the effect.How does this even work? A flexible sensor in the sole of the shoe is able to register the foot’s movements as being similar to those pressing against an actual pedal. The sensory information is then sent to a Wah Box via Bluetooth to give your guitar the desired distortion. Named after Chet Atkins, the first guitarist to ever use the Wah pedal, the All Star “All Wahs” have the ability to wirelessly connect to an amp, a Mac, or even an iPhone. The original design was invented by Critical Mass agency during a “Chuck Hack” event back in 2013, and was eventually fashioned by the technological brand CuteCircuit to be completely wireless. While there is no promise that these new shows will become available to the public, it has been tested by thirteen guitarists already. Watch this video of the original concept, which still needed to be plugged in at the time, to understand the premise of the device’s functionality.If this is the direction of music technology, perhaps one day we won’t even need real instruments? Let’s hope not.Converse – All Wah from James & Jason on Vimeo.[via CoS]last_img read more

Vt CEOs see mixed economic future: sales up, jobs flat

first_imgRoundtable Releases Fourth Quarter, 2004 CEO Economic Outlook SurveyResults So. Burlington, VT – Results from the Vermont BusinessRoundtable’s (Roundtable) Fourth Quarter, 2004 CEO Economic OutlookSurvey, show that over three quarters of responding CEOs are expectingincreases in company sales in the coming six months, which is a sixpercent increase over the last quarter. Projections for capital spendingare down by a similar percentage and employment levels are flat whencompared to the previous quarter. George Chandler, President & CEO of Hubbardton Forge inCastleton and Jim Crook, CEO of IDX Systems Corporation in Burlington aremembers of the Roundtable. When asked to comment on his CEO EconomicOutlook Survey responses, George Chandler stated that, “There appears tobe steady, though modest growth in the design and home furnishingsmarkets; however the number of domestic players are shrinking. Todaycustomer expectations can be met by any number of less expensive off-shorecompetitors. Continuous investment in people, innovation and capitalimprovements is our only edge if we want to continue to build, much lessmaintain our current market share. Jim Crook said that he is alsoprojecting increases in company sales, capital spending and employment forIDX over the next quarter because, “the need for health care informationtechnology is critical to solving the worldwide mandate of improvedpatient care and lowering the costs of care.” The survey, modeled after the National Business Roundtable’s CEOEconomic Outlook Survey, was conducted in early October and enjoyed a 62%response rate. The key findings which reflect the membership’s outlookfor the next six months, include the following details:* 77% of responding CEOs expect an increase in consumer sales, 22% see nochange, and 1% anticipate a decrease. [Third Quarter results: Increase71%, No change 25%, Decrease 4%]* 45% expect capital spending to increase in the next six months, 46% seeno change, and 9% anticipate a decrease. [Third Quarter results: Increase51%, No change 42%, Decrease 7%]* 58% expect employment to increase in the next six months, 39% see nochange, and 3% anticipate a decrease. [Third Quarter results: Increase59%, No change 37%, Decrease 3%]Created in 1987 as a nonprofit, public interest organization, the VermontBusiness Roundtable iscomprised of 120 CEOs of Vermont’s top private and nonprofit employersdedicated to making Vermont the best place in America to do business, beeducated, and live life. Member businesses employ over 47,000 employees invirtually every county across Vermont.-###-last_img read more

Protest gatherings spark concern amid pandemic

first_imgBINGHAMTON (WBNG) — As mass amounts of people gather to protest across the country, health officials are fearful of coronavirus outbreaks. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. “What we would do is work to find out when and what times and then issue a public statement so anyone there would know to self-monitor,” said Director of Public Health Rebecca Kaufman. “All along we’ve anticipated an uptick in cases just because we’re out seeing each other and the virus is still in our community. Obviously it’s peoples’ right to peacefully protest, so I just ask if they go out to wear a mask, and as much as possible stay six feet apart,” she says. As the county works toward phase three of reopening, Kaufman said it’s more important than ever for the public to practice social distancing. Kaufman said while the coronavirus is still present in Broome County, the Health Department is hopeful the protests won’t result in an outbreak. center_img “The positive is they were in an outdoor setting which is one of the hardest to actually transmit coronavirus and I did see a fair share of people wearing their mask,” she says. Kaufman said the incubation period for infection is 14 days, but typically they see cases within one week to ten days. She also reminded people to be cautious, as it could take a full 14 days to receive a positive test result. Yesterday, an estimated 1,000 people gathered in downtown Binghamton to protest. The Broome County Health Department says if a positive COVID-19 case is connected to the protests, the contact tracing team will be prepared. The Health Department has ramped up its contact tracing team over the last two months to 80 people. It will be utilized if a positive case is found, which could take up to two weeks. last_img read more

In pictures: Bolivia’s ex-leader Morales returns from exile

first_imgMr Morales stepped down in November 2019 after the chief of the army urged him to resign as mass protests over allegations of vote rigging in the presidential election intensified.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

Max field of 20 declared for today’s big race in Galway

first_imgThe Group Three Qatar Stewards’ Cup Qatar Gordon Stakes is the feature race at Glorious Goodwood.In-form jockey Ryan Moore is set to partner the pre-race favourite Crystal Ocean for trainer Michael Stoute.Moore enjoyed a treble at the venue yesterday. Photo © Ireland’s Contents Pool A maximum field of 20 has been declared for the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle, the feature race on the penultimate day of the Galway Races.Racing opens at Ballybrit with the O’Leary Insurances Maiden Hurdle at half-two.The going is soft on the national hurdle course and soft to heavy in places on the flat.last_img

Iowa Bike Expo brings thoughts of spring and warm rides

first_imgDES MOINES — The forecast calls for plenty of snow to fly over the next few days, but thousands of Iowans will be thinking of sunny, summer days ahead as they attend one of the biggest one-day bicycling shows in the Midwest.The Iowa Bike Expo is Saturday in Des Moines. Organizer Mark Wyatt, executive director of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition, says the free event is for everyone who’s into pedal power. “You’re going to see bikes, gear, destinations and events,” Wyatt says. “Really, people come there shopping for their summer. If you want to check out what the latest trail is, if you want to check out what the bike shops have as far as new gear to offer, this is the event for you.”If you’re shopping for a new bike, whether it’s a traditional two-wheel road bike, recumbent, tandem or electric, Wyatt says there will easily be hundreds of options. “There’s a bike demo area,” Wyatt says. “We’ve got four or five vendors who will let you take a bike over and give it a short ride, right in front of the events center on the floor, so that’ll be pretty cool.”There will be educational seminars to help riders get in touch with bike advocacy, a legal workshop, and new product launches at the event. While Iowa has hundreds of miles of paved trails, the expo features representatives from a host of “destination” bike rides in other states, including Minnesota and Kentucky.“There’s a lot of interest in the Iowa bicycling community,” Wyatt says. “Certainly, they see it as economic development that they can import to their states. We know that we’ve got to continue to develop that economic impact on bicycling here in Iowa.”The Iowa Bike Expo is free and runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.last_img read more