Women’s tennis team reveals 2017-18 schedule

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Boschini pushes to change alert system company Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ printThe 2017-18 fall and spring schedule for the TCU women’s tennis team was announced by Lee Taylor Walker this week. The athletes are scheduled to play 14 matches against opponents who are ranked nationally. The Horned Frogs ended their previous season ranked No. 28 in the country and are fortunate to host three fall tournaments along with 15 spring matches. Matches will be located at the Bernard J. ‘Tut’ Bartzen Varsity Courts at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.The Women’s Tennis team is ready to hit the courts this season at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Photo courtesy of College Tennis Online.“Our venue is one of the best and so are our fans,” Walker said. “Starting this year, we are going to maximize this home court advantage by having the best teams in the country here all year round.”Walker said this schedule gives them the opportunity to reach the team’s goal to win the Big 12 and win the NCAA Championship.The team will start their fall schedule with the first of six tournaments being the Big 5 Challenge from Sept. 22-24 in Fort Worth. Shortly following, the ITA All-American Championship from Sept. 29 to Oct. 8 and the HEB invite from Oct. 6-8 will take place. They will then host the ITA Texas Regional Championships from Oct. 13-17 in addition to the TCU Hidden Duel from Oct. 27-29. The Frogs will end their tournament play with the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament from Nov. 2-5. The spring season will kick off Jan. 19 with a doubleheader against Arkansas State and Southern Miss. TCU will compete against Ole Miss in the first round of the ITA National Kick-Off Weekend in Stillwater, Okla.The team will spend most of the month of February in Fort Worth as they host local teams Texas Tech, Texas State, UTRGV, Rice, Prairie View A&M and A&M. The month of March will consist of more away matches; however, only after two home matches against Brown and North Texas. Then the athletes will travel to Florida face off against Duke at the USTA Lake Nona complex March 13. Before heading off to Lubbock for a second match-up against Texas Tech March 31, the Frogs will host Kansas State on March 23 and Kansas on March 25. With the season coming to an end, TCU will be playing on the road against Oklahoma State and Oklahoma before traveling to play Iowa State and WVU. The Big 12 Championships will be held April 26-29 in Austin, Texas before the NCAA Team Championships and NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, hosted by Wake Forest, take place May 17-28 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, N.C. Carolina Olivares Boschini questions English-only alert system Previous articleHorned Frogs fall to Colorado State in 5 setsNext articleFrogs get back on track, sweep UNC Asheville Carolina Olivares RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Twitter Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/center_img Individual safe after threatening to jump from Amon G. Carter Stadium Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ ReddIt Facebook Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Carolina is a journalism major with a minor in Spanish. She grew up in Houston, Texas so it’s safe to say you can hear her cheering on Houston sports team, EXCEPT the Texans. She throws up the X for the Dallas Cowboys. She can’t start her day without coffee and when she’s not reporting you can find her working out or spending time with friends. Student expected to launch sports betting app Carolina Olivareshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/carolina-olivares/ Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Third agent involved in Burnham cartel case is banned from being a director

first_imgHome » News » Third agent involved in Burnham cartel case is banned from being a director previous nextRegulation & LawThird agent involved in Burnham cartel case is banned from being a directorGraham Thompson was the boss of Somerset firm Saxon PS Ltd, one of seven estate agencies in Burnham-on-Sea involved in the scandal.Nigel Lewis1st May 201901,474 Views A former boss of an estate agency involved in the Burnham-on-Sea fee-fixing cartel scandal has been banned from being a director for five years, it has been revealed.Graham Thompson is a former director of Saxon PS Ltd which his one of the seven estate agents who were caught entering into an anti-competitive agreement to fix a minimum 1.5% level of commission fee in the Somerset town of Burnham-on-Sea.The scam was unearthed by investigators from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and made public in May 2017.The CMA subsequently issued proceedings against several of the directors involved in the scandal under section 9A of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 and asked the courts to decide whether to give the disqualifications the green light.DisqualificationForty-nine-year-old Thompson was a director at Saxons PS Ltd from November 2012 until the company was dissolved via a compulsory strike-off  in December 2017 after being hit with a £20,257 fine by the CMA.He is now banned from both being a director of a company or being involved in the formation, management or promotion of a new one.Thompson is not the only director connected to the scandal to be disqualified. In April last year two directors at Abbott & Frost were also disqualified. Proceedings against another director, Michael Martin of Gary Berryman Estate Agents Ltd, are ongoing.Three directors from other firms identified in the investigation have been let off more lightly by the CMA after entering into leniency agreements in return for their cooperation in the watchdog’s investigations.Graham Thompson Saxons PS Ltd CMA Competition and Markets Authority May 1, 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

Facebook Forms New Safety Advisory Board

first_imgSocial networking site Facebook has just announced the formation of the “Facebook Safety Advisory Board,” a group of five Internet safety organizations that will council the company on all issues related to online safety. The board members will review Facebook’s current safety-related procedures and documentation as well as make suggestions regarding best practices and other procedures. Although the company has sought council from many of the participating organizations in the past, this new board formalizes those relationships so Facebook can gather even more feedback as to how they can improve safety on their site. Facebook is Determined Not to Go the MySpace Route What killed MySpace? One could argue it was a combination of factors, but at the top of the list was spam, cyberbullying and sex offenders. A friend request from a pretty girl on MySpace was, at best, spam for an adult-oriented business and, at worst, an attempted virus attack. Cyberbullying, a crime that affected as many as a third of all teen Internet users as of 2007, became even more of a hot topic when a particular incident led to the suicide of a 13-year-old girl. And even though MySpace kicked out 90,000 registered sex offenders in February of this year, it wasn’t actually good PR for the company; concerned parents were shocked there were that many in the first place. Meanwhile, MySpace visitor counts declined to the lowest levels ever this year.Facebook is determined not to go the same route as its predecessor when it comes to online safety. From day one, the site has been more careful about who can join their network than MySpace ever was. Based on a “real-name” culture, Facebook users have to sign up with their real names, not their nicknames. They can’t set up fake profiles, either. In addition, the company recently announced a series of privacy controls for its users, which will allow even more protections regarding what content is shared and with who. And as the Facebook press release noted, the company has been working to keep sex offenders off the site and has participated in various task forces and campaigns regarding online safety. About the Global Advisory BoardWith the formation of this new advisory board – which includes members from Common Sense Media, ConnectSafely, WiredSafety, Childnet International and The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) – Facebook hopes to stretch their safety initiatives even further than before. The first task the board will address is an overhaul of the safety-related content hosted on the site’s Help Center. Currently the page details Facebook’s policies regarding safety, privacy and abuse, but the Q&A section only contains 12 questions. The overhaul will expand this one-page help center to become what the company describes as “a comprehensive resource with specific educational content for parents, teachers, and teens.”Future initiatives will involve addressing other safety and privacy concerns, especially those affecting young children. Facebook says it plans on meeting with the advisory board regularly. Hopefully, that means that Facebook will vet new features through the board prior to launching in order to avoid privacy disasters like the all-too-revealing Beacon advertising system of the past. However, the company will need to be careful about letting safety concerns stifle future innovation. Keep in mind that hundreds of thousands of users declared the Facebook News Feed, now one of the site’s most valuable features, an invasive and unwanted breech of trust when it launched. What would the council have said about the News Feed? Make it opt-in only? That would have dramatically changed what Facebook is today, if so.Still, Facebook today seems like a company that’s smart enough to toe that thin line between between innovation and disaster, likely in part due to its missteps in the past. Meanwhile, the new advisory board should help the company sustain their continued growth by making sure that new users have the resources they need to feel safe and protected. Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Facebook#news#NYT#web center_img Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification sarah perezlast_img read more

Return On Time Invested

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now Your clients expect you to help them understand the return they will receive on the money invested in your product, service, or solutions. If you can’t help them understand their return on investment, they aren’t likely to invest their money. They just won’t take action.There is a lesson worth learning here.What if you held yourself to that same standard when it comes to where you invest your time? What if you measured each activity that you take for its return on time invested, refusing to spend your time where there was no return to be had?Let’s look at your ROTI.A Low Return on Time InvestedSome of the activities that you engage in produce a very low return for a high investment of your time. Many of these activities look and feel like work. They give you a false sense of accomplishment. But they produce nothing.Much of the time you spend in your email inbox produces no return on time invested. You can spend countless hours each day in email, especially if you check your email first thing in the morning, check your cell phone every 20 minutes, and live with your email open throughout the day. The return on the time invested in email is low because most of it is worthless and much of it is simply other people’s requests and demands.You can add to this list of low return on time invested activities many of your meetings, a lot of time you spend on the Internet, much of the time you spend with your peers around the water cooler, and some of the time you fritter away with some of your friendly clients.Ask yourself: What is my investment of time here going to produce? If the answer is “nothing,” then take the decision to invest your time somewhere else.High Return on Time InvestedAll of the above activities are sometimes necessary. Just not at the level most people engage in them. The most productive people spend their time where it produces a greater return on investment. They invest their time where it produces the outcomes that they really want.In sales, the most productive investment of your time is time invested with your clients and your dream clients (my word for your best prospects). Face-to-face sales calls are what opens opportunities, advances opportunities, and wins deals. These activities produce a high return on investment.There are dozens of high return on invested time activities, like time spent with existing clients, time spent with the team that delivers for your clients, time spent nurturing relationships, and time spent prospecting.You can’t spend every minute on high return on time invested activities. But you can improve the amount of time there, and you can crowd out the low return on time-invested activities.QuestionsThink about the last couple hours of your day today. Were the activities you were engaged in high return on time invested?What are the activities that produce the highest return for your invested time?What activities produce little to no return on the time you spend?How can you crowd out the low return on invested time activities?last_img read more

2012 Queensland Junior State Championships

first_imgQueensland Touch Association’s (QTA) Junior State Championships will be played this Saturday, 8 September and Sunday, 9 September at Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane, with teams coming from right across the state to participate. The event will be contested by the six Queensland regions; Brisbane City Cobras, South West Queensland Swans, Central Queensland Bulls, South Queensland Sharks, Sunshine Coast Pineapples and North Queensland Tropical Cyclones. They will compete across the Under 12’s, Under 14’s and Under 16’s age categories in both Boys and Girls divisions.  The event will also be used to select the Under 14’s and Under 16’s Queensland representative sides for their tour of Canberra later in the year. The Under 12’s Queensland Merit teams will also be selected at the event. For all the latest news and information from the 2012 Queensland Junior State Championships, be sure to visit the event website:http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-7413-0-0-0&sID=147311Related LinksJunior State Champslast_img read more

10 months agoWolves boss Nuno: Keeping Mitrovic quiet key to defeating Fulham

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Wolves boss Nuno: Keeping Mitrovic quiet key to defeating Fulhamby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno says keeping Aleksandar Mitrovic quiet is key to defeating Fulham.Nuno knows that stopping the 24-year-old, who has netted 13 times for club and country this season, will be key to Wolves’ hopes on Boxing Day.“Last season in that moment he was a player who really helped them to get promoted,” Nuno said. “Their performance was fantastic and he is a very good player. I think he is one of the strikers who plays better with his back against the goal and we have to work on that.”Last season he created a lot of problems, especially because he was man to man with our last reference of defence. We have to balance better.” last_img read more

FM announces steps to revive economic growth

first_imgNew Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced a slew of measures, including the rollback of enhanced super-rich tax on foreign and domestic equity investors, exemption of start-ups from ‘angel tax’, a package to address distress in the auto sector and upfront infusion of Rs 70,000 crore to public sector banks, in efforts to boost economic growth from a five-year low.To bolster consumption, the government also said banks have decided to cut interest rates, a move that would lead to lower EMIs for home, auto and other loans. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsWhile the applicability of higher income tax surcharge on those earning more than Rs 2 crore a year has been withdrawn for foreign and domestic equity market investors, demand for auto sector was sought to be raised by a slew of measures. The steps include a plan to encourage scrapping of old vehicles and removal of the ban on government departments in buying new petrol/ diesel vehicles. In a bid to give fillip to job-creating Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Sitharaman said pending GST refunds would be done within 30 days, while startups — a major avenue for employment and new entrepreneurship — would be exempt from so-called ‘angel tax’. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayShe also announced an immediate infusion of Rs 70,000 crore into banks to boost their liquidity and lending capacity of banks by Rs 5 lakh crore while housing finance companies would get up to Rs 30,000 crore with a view to revive the real estate sector. India’s GDP growth plummeted to nearly five-year low of 5.8 per cent in January-March and it is widely believed that the growth might not have picked up in the first quarter of the current fiscal also. The auto sector is facing the worst crisis in about 20 years and reports suggest job losses in thousands. In the real estate space, the number of unsold homes has increased while fast-moving consumer goods companies have reported a decline in volume growth and lending to job-creating MSMEs by banks has actually slipped. Sitharaman said banks would be required to link lending rates to the Reserve Bank of India’s benchmark rate in order to accelerate the transmission of the central bank’s policy easing. Till now, banks generally lagged in transmitting RBI’s reduction in repo rates to borrowers. So far this year, RBI has cut interest rates by 110 basis points in four installments but banks have passed only a part of it to borrowers. Before the last reduction, earlier this month of 35 basis points, the bank on an average had passed only 29 basis points out of 75 basis points cut affected during 2019. SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar said bank recapitalisation at one go would provide a big impetus to credit growth. The lender has already started benchmarking its loans to repo and now other banks are likely to follow suit, he added. “The enhanced surcharge on FPI goes, in simple words,” she said. “In other words, the pre-budget position is restored.” Giving relief to start-ups, Sitharaman said angel tax provisions would not be applicable on them and their investors. For the auto sector, she doubled depreciation to 30 per cent and lifted the ban on government departments to buy new vehicles. BS-IV vehicles purchased till March 31, 2020, before the country switches to lower-emitting BS-VI vehicles, would continue to be operational valid for till their registration period. The Finance Minister also assured the industry that tax authorities will not “overreach” in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message of respecting wealth creators. Income tax notices and orders would be only issued through a centralised system to curb harassment. Also, violation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) obligations would not be treated as a criminal offence and only as a civil liability, the minister said. Industry players had raised concerns about penal provisions in the Companies Act, 2013 for non-compliance with CSR requirements. Other measures announced to boost the economy include setting up of an entity for credit enhancement for infrastructure and housing projects, a task force to finalise the pipeline of infrastructure projects and simplification of Know Your Client (KYC) procedure to improve market access for foreign investors.last_img read more

BTIG Celebrates Success of BTIG Charity Day 2018

first_imgBTIG announced today that it plans to donate more than $5 million to hundreds of charities as a result of its annual BTIG Charity Day.The firm hosted over 80 all-star athletes, models, actors, actresses, musicians, journalists, politicians, business leaders and other cultural icons who acted as guest traders on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Over 300 non-profit organizations will benefit from the 2018 event. Since inception of the event, BTIG has donated more than $45 million to charity.“It was another incredible day at BTIG yesterday. We are thrilled with the record number of celebrity guest traders who volunteered to join us, and humbled by the impressive number of nominated charities, which will benefit from the day,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “It is a tremendous honor to have the continued support of institutional trading clients, our celebrity guest traders and employees worldwide.”“For more than a decade, BTIG Charity Day has helped fund meaningful causes through our donations to nominated non-profit organizations,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BTIG. “We are inspired by the dedication of our celebrity guests and clients worldwide. All of us at the firm look forward to Charity Day as the day we get to give back to so many important child-focused charities.”An impressive group of participating celebrities, each acting as an ambassador for a charity of their choice, joined the firm yesterday. Celebrities who appeared in BTIG’s offices included, Aaron Boone, Adam Klein, Adonal Foyle, Alex Rodriguez, Allie LaForce, Amy Gutierrez, Barry Bonds, Beth Stern, President Bill Clinton, Bill Romanowski, Bobby Valentine, Bode Miller, Bret Hedican, Brian Cashman, Bruce Beck, CC Sabathia, Charles Oakley, Chris Johnson, Chris Long, Chris Snee, Chris Wragge, Chuck Scarborough, Curtis Martin, Damon Bruce, Dave Dravecky, David Cone, David Costabile, David Muir, David Robertson, David Tyree, Dellin Betances, Denis Leary, Didi Gregorius, Dominic West, Dominique Wilkins, Eli Manning, Elisa Donovan, Emmanuel Mudiay, Eric LeGrand, Evan Engram, Gary Cohn, Grant Hill, Hannah Storm, Henrik Lundqvist, Jalen Rose, Janice Huff, Jay Wright, Jeff Capel, Jenny McCarthy, Jeremy Affeldt, Joe Girardi, Joe Namath, John Collins, John Starks, Johnny Velazquez, Justin Tuck, Kelenna Azubuike, Khris Davis, Kristin Davis, Lance Thomas, Lawrence Taylor, Leonard Marshall, Lucy Liu, Ludacris, Mariano Rivera, Mark Farrell, Mark Messier, Michael Bloomberg, Mookie Betts, Nick Mangold, Nicky Hilton, Petra Nemcova, Phil Simms, Ralph Sampson, Roger Goodell, Scott Van Pelt, Shaquille O’Neal, Stephanie Ruhle, Steve Buscemi, Ted Robinson, Terrell Owens, Tim Flannery, Tony Gonzalez, Ubah Hassan, Victor Cruz and Walt Frazier.For more information about BTIG Charity Day, visit www.btigcharityday.com.last_img read more