Ronnie Baker: running into the record books

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts printThree-time Big 12 Athlete of the Week. 60-meter world-time leader. NCAA record holder. A most outstanding performer in the Texas Relays.USA Olympic team member?That’s the next goal for senior sprinter Ronnie Baker, even after all the accolades he has received this season.Baker said he hopes to place in the top three in the 100-meter event in July. That would earn him a spot on the 2016 Olympic team, meaning he would represent the United States in Rio de Janeiro.He said a lot of preparation involves hard work and training, but the biggest aspect is the mental mind game. For Baker, running is natural. But winning the race comes down to having a strong mind, he said.“If you don’t believe you can achieve something, how are you suppose to accomplish it?” Baker said.Asking that question worked.This season for TCU, Baker racked up various awards and honors. One of his biggest accolades: being named to the Bowerman Award watch list, an honor is given to the top male and female athlete in track each year. During pre-season, Baker was named one of the 10 athletes on the list.Another defining moment in Baker’s career was his NCAA 60-meter Championship, when he ran for a time of 6.47. This not only earned him the gold; it set an NCAA Championship record and a world-leading time.“6.47 puts Ronnie on a whole other level,” said Daryl Anderson, TCU’s director of track and field.During the NCAA Championship, Baker said he was taking in where he was, looking at who was watching him, and thinking about all the things he could accomplish in that moment.“I was really trying to take everything in,” Baker said. “It’s overwhelming.”Baker said his mom is one of the main reasons he competes.“I’ve always wanted to be able to provide for her,” Baker said. “I just want to make her proud.”Baker has loved running ever since he was in elementary school. He said he remembers going on runs and being able to out-run other kids who got head starts on him.“From then on, my love for track and field has grown based on the people I have been around,” Baker said.Even today, Baker said he admires his team’s bond and the desire they have to come together to help everyone out.“We tell each other we can do better, that we can run faster,” Baker said. “I think that’s one thing we’ve accomplished in the last couple weeks, is just realizing we’re a team.”Baker is still on the watch list for the Bowerman Award. The next watch list announcement is released May 19. ReddIt Twitter Linkedin Support for seniors on Senior Day ReddIt Twitter Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Kacey Bowen TCU vs Georgia: “Playing to win” Kacey Bowen Linkedin Ronnie Baker ran a 6.47 in the NCAA 60-meter Championsip, setting a world-leading time. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Kacey Bowen Kacey is a junior journalism major from Friendswood, Texas. She is a managing editor for TCU360. Kacey Bowen Kramer claims 100th career win Previous articleTake Back the Night: ‘It’s not your fault’Next articleNew dean selected for honors college Kacey Bowen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU falls to Georgia in AutoZone Liberty Bowl Facebook Kacey Bowen read more

Website reporter pardoned and freed in Puntland

first_img Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Follow the news on Somalia January 8, 2021 Find out more RSF_en RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Organisation Receive email alerts SomaliaAfrica News SomaliaAfrica News February 24, 2021 Find out more March 2, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News August 1, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Website reporter pardoned and freed in Puntland to go further “Puntland police must stop arresting journalists for publishing news reports or expressing critical views,” said Abdiwelli Hassan, the NUSOJ’s Puntland coordinator. “Taking a journalist to prison because of his news reports is a real menace to media freedom,” NUSOJ Secretary General Omar Faruk Osman added. Reporters Without Borders, a partner organisation of the NUSOJ, said the 48-hour temporary detention limit had expired. “The authorities must immediately give clear reasons for this illegal and arbitrary arrest.”Hassan was arrested at HOL offices at around 11:30 and Puntland police chief Col. Ali Nur said the order had comes from “top leaders.” The next day, police reportedly refused to take him for a hearing at the Bari regional court in Bossasso.Photo : Faysal Mohamed Hassan (Center), source : Hiiran OnlineSee :Hiiran Online RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region Reporters Without Borders hails yesterday’s decision by Abdurrahman Mohamed Farole, the president of the semi-autonomous northeastern region of Puntland, to pardon and release Faysal Mohamed Hassan, the correspondent of the news website Hiiran Online (HOL).Hassan was arrested on 29 June and was sentenced three days later to a year in prison on charges of putting out false information and “endangering Puntland’s security.”See also the article onHiiran Online————–05.07.2011More information about the sentence.—————–01.07.2011Call for release of jailed online journalist Reporters Without Borders today declared its support for a National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) appeal to the authorities in the breakaway Somali territory of Puntland to free Faysal Mohamed Hassan, correspondent of the news website Hiiran Online (HOL) in Bossasso, where he was arrested on 29 June and accused of putting out “false news.” He has not yet been brought before a court.last_img read more

OCPD Weekly Activity Report August 20-26

first_imgOcean City Public Safety Building Vehicle Calls for Service: 1288           Daily Average: 184August 20, 2017: SundayCalls for service: 193Vehicle Stops:29 Accidents:4 Property Checks:30 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 16 Fire and 18 EMS callsCDS, 900 block West Ave., at 7:21amTheft, 2100 block Central Ave., at 8:06amVehicle accident, 14th St. & Asbury Ave., at 9:53amVehicle accident, 40th St. & West Ave., at 11:25amVehicle accident, 14th St. & Ocean Ave., at 3:21pmTheft, 3400 block West Ave., at 4:26pmVehicle accident, 12th St. & Haven Ave., at 9:15pmAugust 21, 2017: MondayCalls for service: 152 Vehicle Stops:27 Accidents:3 Property Checks:23 Alarms:1The Police Department assisted with 24 Fire and 27 EMS callsTheft, 1300 block Central Ave., at 12:19amWarrant, 900 block Asbury Ave., one in custody, at 3:01amVehicle accident, 1200 block West Ave., at 8:16amVehicle accident, 56th St. & Central Ave., at 11:43amVehicle accident, Battersea Rd. & Sindia Rd., at 11:56amTheft, 800 block Asbury Ave., at 1:56pmTheft, Bay Ave., at 2:50pmTheft, 1300 block Ocean Ave., at 8:43pmAugust 22, 2017: TuesdayCalls for service: 170 Vehicle Stops:43 Accidents:1 Property Checks:34 Alarms:4The Police Department assisted with 18 fire and 14 EMS callsCDS, 3500 block Bay Ave., at 9:26amTheft, 1100 block Wesley Ave., at 10:14amVehicle accident, 600 block 9th St., at 10:22amTheft, 3100 block West Ave., at 4:00pmDomestic violence, 900 block Pleasure Ave., at 5:06pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 8:35pmAugust 23, 2017: WednesdayCalls for service: 177 Vehicle Stops:45 Accidents:1 Property Checks:43 Alarms:3The Police Department assisted with 16 fire and 22 EMS callsDomestic violence, 3400 block Haven Ave., at 12:02amTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 10:21amTheft, 100 block Central Ave., at 10:34amAssault, 5500 block Bay Ave., at 11:17amTheft, 500 block Wesley Ave., at 1:23pmVehicle accident, 800 block West Ave., at 5:33pmWarrant, E. Station Rd., one in custody, at 8:14pmAssault, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 8:58pmAssault, 900 block Boardwalk, at 10:25pmAugust 24, 2017: ThursdayCalls for service: 157 Vehicle Stops:47 Accidents:1 Property Checks:24 Alarms:4The Police Department assisted with 5 fire and 9 EMS callsFight, 1400 block Boardwalk, at 12:00amTheft, 900 block Park Pl., at 7:26pmFraud, 4200 block West Ave., at 8:17pmVehicle accident, 15th St & Bay Ave., at 10:06pmAugust 25, 2017: FridayCalls for service: 213Vehicle Stops:54 Accidents:1 Property Checks:51 Alarms:4The Police Department assisted with 13 fire and 13 EMS callsWarrant, 34th St., one in custody, at 3:01amBurglary, 100 block West Ave., at 6:20amFraud, 3200 block Central Ave., at 11:34amVehicle accident, 1300 block West Ave., at 8:27pmAugust 26, 2017: SaturdayCalls for service: 225 Vehicle Stops:40 Accidents:4 Property Checks:45 Alarms:5The Police Department assisted with 20 fire and 17 EMS callsTheft, 1600 block Central Ave., at 1:49amVehicle accident, 2nd St. & Atlantic Ave., at 8:50amFraud, 4400 block Central Ave., at 2:00pmVehicle accident, 3100 block Asbury Ave., at 3:36pmVehicle accident, Conch Dr., at 4:50pmVehicle accident, 34th St., at 7:07pmTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 8:33pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.Bicycle riders must obey all Motor Vehicle laws similar to that of a Motor Vehicle. They must stop at stop signs, traffic lights and ride with the flow of traffic.       Bicycle riders are not pedestrians and do not have the same right of way as a pedestrian when crossing the street at an intersection.When traveling on Route 52, remember that New Jersey State Law requires Vehicles to KEEP RIGHT and pass left. The speed limit is 45 mph for the causeway.By City Ordinance alcohol is not allowed on the beach and boardwalk or other public locations. Fines for this offense are $250.00last_img read more

Mobile banking’s newest player: selfiepay

first_img 36SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr An Atlanta-based mobile wallet service provider, called “selfiepay,” announced its official launch exclusively to CU Times Tuesday. The application allows users to sign in to its service simply by snapping a photo.The startup, which applied for a trademark for the name “selfiepay,” originally participated in a 2012 accelerator program backed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Google Venture Startups. It is now conducting private beta testing with several Atlanta-based companies using facial recognition – plus one other form of biometric capture that will be unveiled soon, the startup said – for its mobile wallet service. continue reading »last_img read more

Two Harpursville natives star in number one show on Netflix, The Queen’s Gambit

first_imgIf you think appearing in the number one show on Netflix is impressive, the Lewis brothers are continuing to make some big moves in Hollywood. According to Netflix, a record-setting 62 million households chose to watch The Queen’s Gambit in its first 28 days, making it Netflix’s biggest scripted limited series to date. It also ranked number one in 63 countries. The two didn’t get into acting until a little later in life, eventually moving to California to continue their careers. Even though they’ve made it to the big screen, they have never forgotten where they came from. “We were always pretty creative kids,” said Russell Lewis. “We spent our whole lives playing outside in the woods, and we were always creating characters in the stories.” “I have been writing a new feature film and a short film that I wrote and we’re both in is still going to the festival circuits so that’s been winning some awards for us,” said Matt Lewis. They say they couldn’t have accomplished it all without their hometown’s support. center_img “All those people get to see someone they knew or grew up with on the screen or on Netflix. It really makes their day, and that’s what is really cool to see,” said Matt Lewis. (WBNG) — Twin brothers Matt and Russell Lewis were born and raised in Harpursville. Now, you’ll find them starring in one of the newest shows on Netflix, The Queen’s Gambit. “We had so many caring people around us, from friends to family, to teachers,” said Russell Lewis. “Success was never out of the question because we had such a great support system from the very beginning.” The show follows an orphaned chess prodigy on her way to becoming the world’s best chess player. On her journey, she meets Matt and Mike, played by the Lewis brothers. last_img read more

Brighton’s Guggenheim

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Mikel Arteta calls on Arsenal fans to provide ‘powerful energy’ but knows he must convince them first

first_imgMikel Arteta knows he needs to build the trust of the Arsenal fans (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal fans to provide his team with a powerful energy and in turn he promises to make their lives better as they will enjoy watching their team.The new Arsenal boss is desperate to repair a tense relationship between the team and the fans which festered under his predecessor, Unai Emery.A toxic atmosphere had developed at the Emirates, which was part of Granit Xhaka being stripped of the club captaincy after a clash with fans when he was substituted against Crystal Palace earlier in the season.Arteta, who captained the Gunners and won two FA Cups during his time as a player at the club, knows that the fans in north London can be a driving force for success and wants to build on the positive response his team received during his opening match as manager – a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think energy is everything, in life, in football and in sports. If we are able to generate this it will give us a lift,’ said the Spaniard. Comment Mikel Arteta calls on Arsenal fans to provide ‘powerful energy’ but knows he must convince them first Arteta is looking to foster a relationship with players and fans (Picture: Getty Images)‘I was really pleased with how the fans treated the players [against Bournemouth] and I was happy that the players went to see the fans after the game as well because we need that connection.‘Slowly, we need to build that back to where it was. It’s going to be very powerful for us to use that.’Arteta knows full well that it is a two-way street and the fans need to have some encouragement in order to provide the energy he is looking for, especially when the atmosphere has been so poor in recent weeks.‘Hopefully we can change it,’ Arteta continued. ‘First I need to convince the players and then, if I can convince the players, afterwards we can convince the fans.‘I think it’s very, very important in my job. At the end of the day they’re expecting a lot from us.‘We have to give them enjoyment, we have to make their lives better and, when we win, it will be better because they will be happier.‘It’s our responsibility and we have to do everything we can to achieve that.’Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday in a huge test for Arteta so early in his managerial career.The draw at Bournemouth left the Gunners 11th in the Premier League table and closer to the bottom three in points than fourth place, where Chelsea currently reside.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAfter the point on the south coast, Arteta insisted his aim for the season was simply to make an impact on the team as quickly as possible.‘My only one now is to review the game and find solutions to do it better,’ he said after the draw with the Cherries.‘To attack better, to concede less on the counter-attack, to defend better and prepare a good training session for them to improve them, that’s all.‘I don’t look at the games against Chelsea or [Manchester] United – it’s now. At the moment the urgency is now. And we need an impact now.’MORE: Paul Scholes names Arsenal’s three key players and the problem Mikel Arteta must sort out firstMORE: Granit Xhaka ‘angry’ with Mikel Arteta after talks over Arsenal exit Phil HaighFriday 27 Dec 2019 11:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Vijay Merchant Trophy: Meghalaya 5 wickets away from 5th consecutive victory

first_imgVijay Merchant TrophyA CorrespondentShillong: Meghalaya are just five wickets away from fifth consecutive victory in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy North East Zone with a day to go against Arunachal Pradesh in Mangaldai, Assam.Arunachal resumed their innings today on 47/8 and were soon all out for 57, 80 runs behind Meghalaya’s first innings score of 137.Nirdesh Baisoya and Meghalaya captain Sudhir Sahani shared the remaining two wickets today.In their second innings Baisoya smashed 100 not out off 172 balls, in an innings that included 14 fours and one six. Three other Meghalaya batsmen got into double figures but couldn’t press on and the team eventually declared on 173/9 after Baisoya reached his ton.That left Arunachal an imposing target of 254 to win, but, although their batting was better the second time around, they ended the second day on 88/5, still needing another 166 for victory. Fast bowler Sahani claimed four wickets for 29 runs, while Baisoya took the other (1/13). Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Syracuse volleyball tops Clemson in 4 sets

first_img Published on October 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Syracuse (5-12, 4-3 Atlantic Coast) beat Clemson (5-13, 0-7) in four close sets, 3-1, on Friday, kicking off its longest road trip of the season.Santita Ebangwese and Leah Levert led the Orange in kills, scoring 14 and 13 respectively. Levert led the team in blocks with nine.Syracuse fell to Clemson in the first set, 25-22. Clemson scored the first four points of the set and was leading 7-4 when the Orange came back with a four-point run, overtaking the Tigers 8-7. The two teams were knotted at 15 points apiece but then Clemson charged ahead to take a 19-16 lead and eventually take the set.The Orange came back, winning the next three sets, though. Each of the three were relatively back and forth. A big moment for Syracuse came in the second set when it was down 11-16. SU scored 11 of the next 14 points to go up 22-19. It kept the lead until the 25-23 final.The third and fourth sets went very similar to the second, ending 27-25 and 25-23 respectively. The lead switched often between the two teams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough four sets, the score was tied 43 times.The win was SU’s third straight against Clemson.The orange will continue its road trip on Sunday against Georgia Tech (14-5, 5-2). Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Popular Book Sale Expands Its Reach to Further Benefit Homeless

first_imgFacebook69Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Olympia Unitarian Universalist CongregationHow do you move over 10,000 used books donated from the community to one building for a giant book sale? It takes enthusiastic volunteers and a good cause.  Books, Brownies and Beans is one of the largest one-day used book sales in the South Sound. Now in its 14th, year, this popular used book sale is organized by the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation (OUUC). Over the years it has raised a total of almost $80,000 to benefit the homeless.“This year we are broadening our efforts in order to contribute to more organizations out there helping the homeless,” said Sally Brennard, of the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Past sales benefitted Out of the Woods homeless shelter at the OUUC. This year proceeds from the sale will go to additional organizations, like Sidewalk, Community Youth Services, Quixote Village and Interfaith Works’ overnight shelter and warming center.Books, Brownies and Beans has gained a loyal following of serious and casual book enthusiasts who appreciate the huge selection of books at bargain prices. Books come from every corner of the literary world, from Pulitzer Prize winners to textbooks and everything in between. There is also a café selling a selection of fresh baked brownies, hot beverages, plus other treats. Live music plays throughout the day provided by a talented collection of musicians who rotate through.“The best thing about this sales is how the community comes together to make it happen. We’ve got more than 100 volunteers who collect, sort, and stack the thousands of books that are donated. And of course we’ve got the book lovers who line up early in the morning to buy the books. And the money goes to a great cause. It’s win, win, win,” said Mark Swanson, of the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation.In 2016, during a remodel of the church, the sale was conducted online only. There were concerns among organizers that the missed year would affect the donations and turnout for the following year. “But nope,” said Linda Crabtree, a past organizer. “The next year the whole doggone building was covered with books and people were lined up before our doors even opened – and it was 18°F out!” she added.Books, Brownies and Beans takes place on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia, WA 98502. There is no entrance fee and visitors are encouraged to bring their own tote bags.last_img read more