Men’s Tennis motto motivates Frogs headed into NCAAs

first_imgWhat to watch during quarantine Frogs, looking to make deep NCAA tournament run, host Jackson State, Arkansas, and Florida State in first and second rounds. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt ReddIt TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Robbie Vaglio Linkedin Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Facebook Robbie Vaglio Twitter I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Linkedin Previous articleMen’s Golf earns 28th straight NCAA appearanceNext articleA&J Podcast – May 10, 2017 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Twitter Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Facebook Robbie Vaglio printAs the Frogs prepare for NCAA tournament action next week, men’s tennis coach David Roditi and honored player Cameron Norrie addressed how the team has prepared for the upcoming tournament.Roditi credits Coach Bowen’s impact on team practices, which have improved the team’s mindset going into the tournament.“Bowen’s message has always been to focus on improvement and quality of practice,” Roditi said. “This is what we have been doing for three years, and it’s worked.”Because this year’s team doesn’t have a lot of depth, Roditi said that the team has been very careful approaching their habits both on and off the court.“We don’t have enough players to afford having a serious injury,” Roditi said.Following last season’s devastating loss in the NCAA tournament, the team created the motto “unfinished business” that has motivated them to get to this point — one that Roditi hopes will get them to the title.Norrie, the current No. 1 player in singles action, decided to turn down the professional stage and come back to TCU because of this unfinished business.“I decided to come back because I wanted to win a national title,” Norrie said. “We had come so close the last two years and I felt that the team really deserves one due to the hard work we’ve put in.”Norrie said he feels that his consistent play during games and practice, his communication with agents and his increased maturity make him feel ready to leave TCU after this season.“I want to be remembered as a tough competitor that’s brought TCU tennis success and has made it more well known across campus,” Norrie said.“I feel like this team has a chance to win the National Championship,” Roditi said. “But now, every team is at the same level, so it’s all about how you play over the next three weeks that will decide who wins the tournament.”The Frogs earned the No. 6 seed in the tournament and will host No. 32 Florida State, No. 39 Arkansas and Jackson State on May 12-13 for the first and second rounds at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. TCU’s matchup against Jackson State will be played on Friday, May 12 at 2 p.m. This marks the team’s third straight season hosting the first and second rounds of the tournament.“Our mindset is to take it one match at a time, have more energy, and to be the aggressive one,” Roditi said. “It’s what we’ve done all year, it’s nothing new to us.”Norrie said it’s great for him to see tennis getting, “hyped up” at TCU throughout the past couple years.“I’d love to see this team win the title for TCU,” Norrie said. “It would mean a lot for us, but more for TCU as a whole, to make history here.” + posts TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Serial attacks on media workers in Sanaa

first_img to go further RSF_en YemenMiddle East – North Africa News News News On 11 September, soldiers of the Yemeni Republican Guard arrested two cameramen from the Arab Agency for Media, Ali Abdallah Khaled and Abdelrahmane Al-Khaled, as they were reporting on damage to government buildings caused by an attack on the defense ministry. All their equipment and recordings were seized. The republican guard, which is responsible for protecting official buildings, carried out three raids on the agency’s premises. The executive director Marwan Al-Khaled was placed under arrest. However, the journalists were released and their cameras returned later the same day. February 11, 2021 Find out more Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Read in Arabic (بالعربية)Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the deterioration in press freedom in Yemen. Cases of violence against journalists have increased, such as the assault on a French reporter by the Yemeni Central Security Forces while he was covering clashes between protesters and the police outside the US embassy in Sanaa on 13 September.“We are very concerned for the safety of journalists in Yemen,” the press freedom organization said. “Since the start of this year, several media workers and citizen journalists have been assaulted and/or arrested. Respect for, and the protection of, news organizations constitute a necessary guarantee for freedom of the press in a country such as Yemen, which aspires to democracy.Benjamin Wiacek, editor of the French-language website La Voix du Yémen and a regular contributor to the French television station France 24 in Sanaa, was assaulted near the US embassy while he was covering a demonstration in protest against the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims”, despite saying he was a journalist and showing his press card.He was forced to hand over his camera’s memory card in order to get away from his attackers. The attack on the journalist was filmed by a citizen. The footage shows the reporter being taken aside by members of the Central Security Forces. The clip is still available on social network sites.His case is not isolated. On the same day the Central Security Forces attacked a cameraman from the Al-Sahat Al-Ahlyia network, Mahmoud Al-Zileeyi, while he was also covering the demonstration. Marwan Al-Damadj, head of the Yemeni journalists’ union, told Reporters Without Borders the journalist, whose arm was broken, was receiving treatment in hospital. The journalist Mohamed Aayeche was summoned by a Yemeni court on 15 September for publishing the names of the soldiers behind an attempt to kill the head of the Yemen Socialist Party, Yassin Said Numan. The summons provoked an outcry from Yemeni activists and journalists, who said it was a serious indication of deterioration in freedom of the press. September 19, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Serial attacks on media workers in Sanaa February 26, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Organisation Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Follow the news on Yemen Receive email alerts United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF YemenMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News In the southern city of Lahadj a day earlier, the military commander of the region ordered the seizure of 20,000 copies of the Sanaa-based newspaper Akhbar Al-Youm, the arrest of its distributor and the confiscation of a bus belonging to the paper. The newspaper’s equipment was returned but the troops destroyed the copies that were seized. The journalists’ union said the moved was linked to articles in the newspaper about terrorist activities in the region. The repeated attacks by soldiers of the Republican Guard have been taking place against a worrying background, in which journalists are particular targets. On 16 September, a cameraman from the station Al-Synia, Abed-Rabou Al-Hachichi, was assaulted and his car ransacked in the north of the Yemeni capital. The reasons for the troops’ violent outburst were not known. The journalist said he was attacked after they realized he worked for the media. January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Eirtech four-year contract for Shannon

first_imgLinkedin Twitter SAS have signed a four year contract with Shannon based EirtechA FOUR-year contract secured by Eirtech Aviation, to deliver technical services for end of lease aircraft with SAS, has been broadly welcomed and recognised as a credible boost for the aviation services sector.The new deal will see the Shannon based firm handle maintenance for up to 40 of the airline’s aircraft.The planes will pass through Eirtech’s technical services department to ensure that they are returned to the lessor in the condition agreed under their lease.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eirtech chief executive Niall Cunningham said the Irish company had gone through a rigorous tendering process to win the contract and had seen off stiff competition.“We knew that the competition was stiff but I think that our team’s focus, experience and flexible way of working, together with our passion for what we do was a winning combination.“We have the requisite experience for this size of project and, having worked with SAS previously, have been able to demonstrate our ability to match our team and skill set to every project requirement, ” Mr Cunningham said.Martin Haglund, head of aircraft transfer at SAS, said the Irish company had to satisfy a range of very specific criteria to win the contract.“When looking to award a contract of this magnitude, we need to satisfy a range of very specific criteria”.Mr Haglund explained that while price is crucial, “We were equally looking for a specialist company that could deliver a flexible solution with a wide range of competencies, driven by highly motivated professionals to meet SAS core values.” Previous articleBridge at Thomond Weir set to open up Limerick CityNext article#win Concert Tickets Staff Reporter Facebook Emailcenter_img Advertisement WhatsApp Print BusinessNewsEirtech four-year contract for ShannonBy Staff Reporter – May 12, 2016 787 last_img read more