Man wanted for “mental application warrant” near Bluebonnet Circle taken into custody

first_imgStarting the conversation about eating disorders on campus Twitter Linkedin ReddIt Kristen Weaver Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook Kristen Weaver is a junior journalism and Spanish major from Plano, Texas, and a managing editor for the109. She is addicted to taking pictures of her food and petting any and every cat she can find. Kristen Weaver Kristen Weaver Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Linkedincenter_img Kristen Weaver Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar ReddIt printStreets leading to a house in the 3500 block of Park Ridge Drive were blocked off Wednesday while Fort Worth police and Tarrant County Sheriff’s offices took a man into custody on a “mental application warrant.”Police began searching for the man late Wednesday morning. At one point, at least 15 patrol cars were in the area because the man refused to come out of his house, said Terry Grishman, the media contact at the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.Will Henderson, who lives a few doors down from the man’s house, saw the arrest.About 30 officers arrived and were pointing guns at the house before the man was brought outside at 1:45 p.m., he said.Henderson described the man as “docile” when he was handcuffed on the porch and escorted into a squad car. He also said he was wearing something that looked like an orange jumpsuit.“We have to take the greatest amount of precaution against anything happening,” Grishman said.Marcus Povero, the Public Information Officer for the Fort Worth police, said while the search was active students and staff at nearby McLean Middle School couldn’t enter or exit the campus.He added, the man had “nothing to do with school whatsoever.”“There is no reason for neighborhood to be alarmed,” Povero said. Facebook Twitter Previous articleLGBTQ community discusses improvements, problems on campusNext articleDean of admission moves on from university Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Kristen Weaver + posts Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more

Hunt: Sec. Condoleezza Rice, Larry Sabato to keynote Virtual Caucus

first_imgNAFCU ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In a new message to credit union advocates, NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt touted the association’s upcoming Virtual Congressional Caucus as a way to connect with policymakers on positive change for the credit union industry and hear from influencers, including 66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.Sec. Rice will provide the opening keynote in a special panel with NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. The closing keynote will feature respected political analyst Dr. Larry Sabato, who will share his insights into the upcoming presidential election, voting trends, political landscape, and more. Learn more about the two Caucus keynotes here.In addition to Sec. Rice and Sabato, the Virtual Congressional Caucus will include a robust lineup of speakers from the administration and Congress and allow credit unions to hold virtual Capitol Hill meetings.“This is an election year, and it is extremely important – I can’t emphasize that enough – extremely important that we continue to express the credit union message, tell policymakers what’s important to you and your operations, so that we can continue the progress that we have made to make sure that credit unions are doing everything they can to help their members be successful,” Hunt said.center_img continue reading »last_img read more

Badgers host rival Buckeyes

first_imgDEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoAfter playing non-conference foe Green Bay last night, the Badgers look to regain their winning form Sunday by hosting the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Buckeyes (6-7-2; 3-5-0 Big Ten) are coming off an upset win over then-No. 24 Minnesota last Sunday, recording a weekend split after falling to top-ranked Penn State in a tough 1-0 loss.Leading the way for Ohio State is freshman standout Lisa Collinson. Collinson has registered 11 goals, making her the top-scoring freshman in the Big Ten. The freshman’s 11 tallies is half of Ohio State’s total output this year (22) and is just two goals away from tying teammate Lara Dickenmann’s record for goals in a season (13).”She’s having a good year up top for [Ohio State],” assistant coach Nick Carlin-Voigt said. “She’s a sneaky player who likes to go one-on-one. I think we have seen some really good players this year like [Tiffany] Weimer from Penn State. If we are covering our back four and have good balance and communication, we’ll be able to stop her.”Wisconsin is lead by seniors Amy Vermeulen and Katy Lindenmuth, who have scored five goals apiece on the season. Vermeulen, who has also dished out three assists, leads Wisconsin in points with 13 and also has a team-best 44 shots. In net, sophomore Lynn Murray has 55 saves in 12 games of action.”It’s really frustrating; I can’t emphasize that enough,” Murray said. “We were reading the Purdue website [Tuesday] and the whole site pretty much talks about how we should have won the game. It’s good to see because they know we should have won too, but, at the same time, it’s nice to get some credit. It’s so frustrating knowing that we are a good team and can’t get the results we want.”After this weekend, Wisconsin will travel to Northwestern for its final conference game before hosting Colorado College in non-conference action. For the Badgers, these next two conference games could determine if they get to play in the postseason.”All these games are must wins now,” Murray said. “I am pretty sure that every person on the team, including the coaches, has been through the numbers trying to figure out what we have to do to still get in the Big Ten tournament and the NCAA tournament. … We have to win out, even just to go into the conference tournament with some kind of confidence because our confidence is really hurting right now.”Wisconsin leads the all-time series with Ohio State 6-5-3. Last year, UW attempted 12 shots, but couldn’t break through as the two squads battled to a 0-0 tie in Madison. This season, Wisconsin has played in seven overtime games with five of those going to double-overtime. The Badgers have also been on the short end of close games, going 3-7 in one-goal matches.”Ohio State is one of our biggest rivals,” Carlin-Voigt said. “We look forward to beating them this year and we can basically only worry about our last two Big Ten games. We need to take care of our business. One of the focuses on our season has been Ohio State. At the same time, we don’t want to put too much pressure on the girls so they don’t play tight. It’s about us, and if we finish our chances and play like we’re capable of, I think we’ll be happy after 90 minutes.”last_img read more

Middletown Township Salutes All Veterans

first_imgPhotos by Alex Nazath MIDDLETOWN – The township’s vibrant 62nd Annual Veterans Day Parade was held Sunday, Nov. 3, starting at the Bayview School in Leonardo and winding through the “Showcase Corridor” of Campbell’s Junction before working its way back to VFW Post 2179 in Port Monmouth. Immediately following the parade there was a “Middletown Supports all Veterans” lunch and military display.last_img

Canoeing development making a mark

first_imgSouth African canoeing development programmes have produced some outstanding successes since 1994, with initiatives like the RMB Change A Life Academy at Nagle Dam outside Pietermaritzburg producing champion paddlers from formerly disadvantaged backgrounds.Now, the Development Academy at Natal Canoe Club (NCC) in Pietermaritzburg is introducing the sport to young children and making huge inroads.With support from the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation, the programme, which began in April, has so far hosted 1 100 children, and the response has been very encouraging.Sam Phungula heads up the project. He, in turn, answers to Thuthu Manyathi, who oversees the entire development programme. This includes the NCC Development Race, a Dusi Canoe Marathon seeding event, which was recently held for a second time.‘THEY ARE LOVING IT’The Natal Canoe Club’s Development Team has introduced over 1 100 children from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to canoeing since April 2013At a recent open day, Phungula spoke about the programme’s successes. “It’s pretty exciting. There are a lot of children who have been taking part and they are loving it,” he said.One of the most notable successes has been the number of girls the project has attracted. “They are the type of people that really want to do this, but they are the ones that are facing the biggest challenges. Since they’re coming from the townships, which are far from here, their parents are concerned about the distances,” Phungula said. The NCC, however, looks after transport for the children.“Most of the girls say they really enjoy the sport a lot, which is good. They’re telling me that in two years’ time there will be many girls participating in the Dusi Canoe Marathon. I am very happy about that,” commented NCC Development Academy member Candy Mavundla, who completed the Dusi Canoe Marathon in a K1 boat for a first time earlier this year.‘I REALLY ENJOY THAT RESPONSIBILITY’“There are many people who are moved to do the sport,” she continued. “Sometimes they even come to my house and say ‘Candy, we also want to come and join your sport’, so I tell them what they need to do. I really enjoy that responsibility.”Participants in the project are taught water safety and how to paddle in guppy boats without paddles before they progress to boats with paddles.A rotational policy splits groups of 40 into two, with one out on the water and the other on land where paddling is discussed and general fitness taken care of. After the sessions the children feast on muffins prepared by Sam Phungula and are provided with transport home.“This programme has given the Development Team such a sense of responsibility and ownership. They are 100 percent responsible for it. It’s very gratifying to see,” said NCC general manager Brett Austen Smith.“I enjoy this a lot, a lot, a lot,” smiled Candy Mavundla. “It has been teaching me about leadership, especially with the coaching, because next year at university I will be doing sports management.”‘SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THEM NOW’Participants in the project are taught water safety and how to paddle in guppy boats without paddles before they progress to boats with paddles  (Images: Brad Morgan)Sam Phungula agreed. “The leadership skills in every one of us have grown a lot. We can talk to people now, we can handle people, even big numbers.“It is very rewarding. Even for the young guys, who are still at school, but are involved in the project, there is something different about them now.”The NCC Development Team has not restricted its involvement with communities to paddling alone. They also took on a community project to assist at an old age home in Imbali. “It has been something different for most of us who have never done something like that,” Phungula said. “We plan to do a community project every year.Reflecting on the visit to the old age home, he added: “We saw something different, something we are not used to seeing, like sick people. It taught us a lot.”COMMUITY LEADERSWatching the children enjoying themselves on the water, Austen Smith pointed out a young boy, not yet 10 years of age. “This chap has been here a few times. He is one of our regulars and you can see how comfortable he is now. He is one of the self-imposed community leaders now. He helps the other guys and tells them what to do. We’ve got a couple of leaders coming out of the communities,” he said.The next step for the NCC development programme will be to unearth some talented paddlers who can go far in the sport. With a club that won four of the six world titles South Africa claimed at the ICF Marathon World Championships in Denmark in September, talented and committed youngsters will find a way to shine.First published on – Brand South Africa’s information gateway to South Africalast_img read more

South African director to helm Hollywood action film

first_img8 March 2016Gary [email protected] actioner “Hunter Killer” brings on Donovan Marsh to helm— Tracking Board (@MyTrackingBoard) March 5, 2016Director and writer Donovan Marsh, responsible for bringing South Africa’s favourite schoolboy to life on the big screen in the first two Spud films, has been chosen to direct his first Hollywood film, Hunter Killer, starring legendary character actor Gary Oldman and action movie hero Gerard Butler.Marsh is a fixture in the South African film, television and media industry, having directed a number of commercials and television productions, including the Class Act acting reality show. Feature films, though, are his first love and where he has gained his most success. His first film, the Safta-winning Dollars and White Pipes, was an action-packed South African gangster drama. It gained a cult following in South Africa.He also directed and scripted the first two Spud films, bringing John Milton, the lovable but awkward hero of John van der Ruit’s popular book series, to wider local and international audiences.“iNumber Number” – Donovan Marsh (2013)— Framing Blackness (@FramingBlacknes) Novembe r 8, 2015Marsh’s greatest international triumph so far, however, has been as director and writer of the critically acclaimed action drama iNumber Number, which earned selection for the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It was also an audience favourite at the official Quentin Tarantino Film Festival. He won a Best Screenplay Award for the film at the 2013 Africa International Film Festival in Lagos, Nigeria. The film also won Best Director, Best Writer and Best Editing at the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas).And now Hollywood has come calling, selecting Marsh to direct Butler and Oldman in an action thriller about an American submarine commander sent deep into Russian waters to save the elected Russian president in the midst of a military coup. The film begins shooting in London in July 2016.Marsh follows other prominent South African directors working in international mainstream cinema, including Gavin Hood (Tsotsi, Wolverine), Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) and Jann Turner (TV’s Castle, Teen Wolf).Speaking to the Screen Africa website in 2013, Marsh explained what inspired him as a director.“I am inspired by filmmakers who are always fully aware and respectful of their audience and do everything in their power, in every second and in every frame, to entertain, surprise, move and finally comment on the nature of humanity. Good solid thinking also inspires me. The world is in sore need of powerful thinkers.”A fan of directors such as Martin Scorsese, Tarantino and the Coen brothers, Marsh wants to create films that have both good action and real character development. His new opportunity working in international cinema will, no doubt, give him the chance to use that talent to tell more South African stories to the world.Source: Deadline (USA)last_img read more

The Digital Transformation, Creators, and Consumers

first_imgPeople use the social channels in two very different ways. One of these ways is extraordinarily useful, and one is mostly an enormous waste of time. Your results using the social channels are based on which of these choices you make.ConsumptionMost consumption is a poor choice. The Internet provides an infinite number of distractions. If there is something that interests you, the social channels will provide access. If you are bored, you can scroll and scroll and scroll forever, or until something captures your attention.Consuming content may entertain you, and it may occasionally educate you, but mostly it steals your time, producing nothing in return for the investment you’ve made.CreationThere has never been a greater boon to creators than the Internet, and specifically the social channels.  I now call this digital, distinguishing the practical commercial aspects from pure consumption.If you are a writer, you can publish. If you are an entertainer, you can entertain. If you are someone who sells, you can create awareness and establish your expertise. If you are a business, there has never been a bigger, better platform from which to conduct commerce.It doesn’t matter much where you are and what you do; if you are a creator, the digital channels are unmatched—and if they aren’t in your space, they soon will be. But only for creators.Artist? Perfect! Solopreneur? Outstanding! Small or Medium-sized business? Nothing better on Earth. Big commercial enterprise? Scale has a whole new meaning.The digital transformation, which we are still on the front end of, is going to impact you differently depending upon whether you are primarily a consumer or a creator. It is a content creator’s world, and you are just living in it. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

9 months ago​Zenit set to reject Chelsea bid for Paredes

first_img​Zenit set to reject Chelsea bid for Paredesby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have turned to Leandro Paredes as a replacement for Cesc Fabregas.The Evening Standard believes the Zenit star is now the man they want to add competition in midfield.But the Blues opening bid of £26.8 million and bonuses is seen as too low.It is likely it will be rejected by Zenit, as it is the same figure they paid to get the player from Roma in 2017.The Russians will only sell the 24-year-old central midfielder if they can make a tidy profit.It means Chelsea will have to stump up close to double their initial offer for a realistic chance at signing the player this month. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

ACC Releases Its Complete 2015-16 Men’s Basketball Schedule

first_imgACC basketball logo.[email protected] football is just a day away, which is a monumental moment for most fan bases, but there are some that are more focused on the return of basketball in a few months. The ACC, perhaps the top college basketball conference with powerhouses like Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, and Syracuse in the ranks, dropped its full men’s hoops schedule this afternoon. Here are the various schedules by team.The 2015-16 schedule is out! Most times/TV designati ns still TBD, but mark your calendars! #BCEagles— BC Men’s Basketball (@BCHoopNews) September 2, 2015JUST ANNOUNCED —> #Clemson learns its 2015-16 #ACC schedule. Excited by our home slate!— Clemson Basketball (@ClemsonMBB) September 2, 2015Our full 2015-16 schedule is live! Check it out here and make sure to download the ECAL:— Duke M. Basketball (@Duke_MBB) September 2, 2015HERE IT IS- Your 1st look at the #Noles 2015-16 Schedule- introduced by the team. #FanUp— FSU Men’s Basketball (@FSU_MBasketball) September 2, [email protected] schedule is set! #TogetherWeSwarm Full details:— Georgia Tech Sports (@GTAthletics) September 2, 2015MBB: Take a look at the 2015-16 #UofL men’s basketball schedule NOW! A full release to come shortly.— Louisville Athletics (@GoCards) September 2, 2015OFFICIAL: #Canes @accmbb announced! Full release here: #TogetherWeWill #GoCanes— Canes Hoops (@CanesHoops) September 2, 20152015-16 Tar Heel men’s basketball schedule out now: #UNCBBall— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) September 2, 2015#WPN our @ACCMBB schedule is ready! Some big-time home games this season at @PNCArena ! READ:— NC State Men’s Bball (@PackMensBball) September 2, 2015HOT OFF THE PRESS! When will you see the next generation of Irish student-athletes? Check out our 2015-16 schedule.— Notre Dame MBB (@NDmbb) September 2, 2015Full 2015-16 Pitt men’s basketball schedule is now available.— Pitt Basketball (@HailToPittHoops) September 2, 2015Here it is, our 2015-16 @accmbb schedule! #CuseMode— Syracuse Basketball (@Cuse_MBB) September 2, 2015ACC Releases Virginia’s 2015-16 Men’s Basketball Schedule #GoHoos— Virginia Basketball (@UVAMensHoops) September 2, 20152015-16 #Hokies men’s basketball schedule released.— VT Men’s Basketball (@VT_MBBall) September 2, 2015The 2015-16 schedule has been released. Seven NCAA teams to visit the LJVM. #GoDeacs STORY:— Wake Basketball (@TieDyeNation) September 2, 2015Which games are you most looking forward to, ACC hoops fans?last_img read more