The Skiff: Feb. 27, 2020

first_imgDrew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Landing zones to remain on campus for spring semester + posts TCU receives 100 more COVID-19 vaccines Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Drew Mitchell is a Journalism major with an African American Studies Minor from Arlington, Texas. He has worked on staff for TCU 360 since his freshman year and is currently the Executive Editor of the Skiff, where they design and print a weekly paper for the TCU community. Linkedin Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Twitter ReddIt printVolume 118, Issue 19: What to expect in the Texas primaryAlso: Professor hopes to implement mediation program and Harvard professor talks about racial criminalizationFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infocenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBlanket Coverage – 2019-20 NFL Exit Interviews Episode 102 – Lions and GiantsNext articleNews Now 2/26/20 Drew Mitchell The Office of Religious & Spiritual Life to host eighth annual Crossroads Lecture The Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: Feb. 27, 2020By Drew Mitchell – February 27, 2020 116 Drew Mitchellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/drew-mitchell/ Linkedin Drew Mitchell Timeka Gordon influences America’s future leaders Facebook Life in Fort Worth ReddIt Facebooklast_img read more

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Dartmouth economist to speak tonight on the future of financial regulation

first_imgCollapses in the banking sector were a major cause of the current recession. Now Congress is entertaining sweeping proposals for additional banking regulation that may have large effects on Vermont s economy. Prof. Meir Kohn of Dartmouth College will speak on Regulating the Banks: Lessons from the Recent Crisis at the Sheraton Burlington s Emerald Ballroom today, Thursday, March 18, at 5 pm.An internationally known expert in finance, markets, banking and regulation, Prof. Kohn will autopsy the bodies left from the Crash of 2008 and answer questions from the audience. He will also address the regulatory proposals currently before Congress, and look ahead to what those changes are likely to mean for financial markets, banks, brokerages, and the economy as a whole.Prof. Kohn is the author of three textbooks on financial economics and has taught at Dartmouth College since 1979. He was born in the present Czech Republic, raised in the United Kingdom, and educated in Israel and the United States. He earned his bachelor s and master s degrees at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and his PhD at MIT.His presentation is part of the ongoing Sheraton Economic Series, sponsored by the Ethan Allen Institute, hosted by the Sheraton, and cosponsored by the Vermont Economy Newsletter, Vermont Business Magazine, Vermont Tiger, and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce.The program is open to the public and there is no admission charge.”Meir Kohn is an excellent speaker on a crucial economic issue,” says EAI Chairman James F. Gatti, Professor of Finance, UVM College of Business. I use his textbook in my business school finance classes.Source: Ethan Allen Institute.#####last_img read more

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Big Catch

first_imgI am, quite possibly, the world’s worst fly fisherman. A lack of patience and complete technical incompetence have combined within me to create a sort of natural repellent to native and non-native trout species. I’m heavy-footed, loud and can tie only one knot: the kind that comes untied as soon as you tug on it. What’s that knot called again? Anyway, fish usually elude me, and yet, I love the practice of rejection. Standing ankle deep in cold water, the repetitive motion of the cast, the quiet of the creek…even my profanity has a rhythm to it, bursting forth every minute and a half when I get my line stuck in rhodo. Ah, fly fishing. I need all the help I can get. Thankfully, SweetWater Brewing Company has my back. They’ve created a new program centered around their limited edition fish/puzzle cans that helps stock local streams with trout. Because really, fishing is a numbers game. The more fish in that river, the better chance I’ll have at tricking one of them to come home with me for dinner.Show Sweetwater a picture of your stacked fish cans on one of those handy social media platforms and they’ll stock a trout into a local stream. It’s a cool program that has anglers from all over the Southeast posting pics of their sick cans. Even President Jimmy Carter has gotten in on the action, posting his own picture with a stack of fishy Sweetwater IPAs in his hands. Carter actually played a significant part in my development as a horrible fisherman. While he was president, he established the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Shortly after that designation, I learned to fish on that river. Back then, the ‘Hooch was over-crowded with tubers and over-polluted by assholes, but I vividly remember landing a massive rainbow on one of my first outings. I was using a cheap spin rod that my dad set up for me. He had a smallmouth bass that he caught before I was born mounted and hung on the wall of his office. As my father and I reeled the fish in together, my 8-year-old mind immediately starting clearing space in my own room for this new fish that would certainly be trophy size. It would be a glorious, great-white-hunter kind of trophy. I’d probably start wearing those safari-style khaki vests and carrying a knife. That’s what great fishermen do, after all. The fish crested the water as we pulled it close. My father knelt down, grabbing the massive trout with his left hand and wrestling the hook loose with his right. It was massive. I started to wonder how long it would take to mount a fish. Could we have it done today? So, I could take it to school on Monday? Of course, as soon as the fish was free from the hook, it slipped from my dad’s hands. Turns out, I come from a long line of really bad fishermen. If we had a family crest, it would be of a middle-aged man swearing at a fish as it swims away. Being such a poor angler stings. But these new cans from Sweetwater help. Would it be weird if I mounted them on the wall in my office? #fishforAFishlast_img read more

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Officials: 66% of Tioga County’s COVID-19 cases stem from single nursing home

first_imgOfficials will hold a weekly coronavirus update every Wednesday at 10 a.m. The say the remaining percentage of cases are spread throughout the county. The department says signs point to social distancing measures working. As of April 29, there are 97 confirmed cases of the virus and six people have died.center_img (WBNG) — Chairwoman of the Tioga County Legislature Martha Sauerbrey announced the majority of positive COVID-19 cases in the county are tied to Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly. The Tioga County Health Department says people should refrain from large gatherings and continue to wear masks when out in public.last_img

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Arsenal held as Brighton make a point

first_imgBrighton, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsenal’s top-four bid suffered a setback as Jurgen Locadia’s equaliser gave Brighton a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday.Unai Emery’s side had taken an early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s fine first half strike.But Locadia levelled for Brighton before half-time and the Gunners couldn’t find a winner after the interval.Arsenal have won only once in their last four games in all competitions, a frustrating sequence that started when their 22-match unbeaten run ended at Southampton on December 16.The north Londoners climb to fourth place in the Premier League, but fifth placed Chelsea could move back above them if they avoid defeat at Watford later on Wednesday.Emery started Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette up front and the pair were quickly into the groove.Despite not often starting together as central strikers this term, Aubameyang and Lacazette have established a good understanding and both were denied well by goalkeeper Mat Ryan early on.Even so, it took just seven minutes for the pair to put Arsenal ahead. Lacazette poked through for Aubameyang, who curled a fine effort high into the far corner for his 15th goal of the season.Brighton, beaten in their previous three games, thought they had equalised, only to see Glenn Murray’s effort ruled out.Murray bundled his way towards goal and forced the ball, seemingly, over the line.But it was adjudged to have been kicked out of the hands of Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno, who still scrambled back to attempt to claw the ball off the line. Share on: WhatsApp Throughout their impressive first season under Emery, Arsenal have remained troubled by the defensive deficiencies that hampered them in final years of the Arsene Wenger era.Brighton equalised in the 35th minute after a horrible error from Arsenal right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner.The Swiss international attempted to head a long ball back to Leno, but succeeded only in finding Jurgen Locadia, who took the ball past Leno and tapped into an empty net.Emery made a half-time change, bringing on Alex Iwobi for Mesut Ozil, increasing the feeling that the out-of-form German midfielder is on borrowed time at Arsenal, where he is the highest-paid player.Brighton began the second period the stronger, twice coming close to taking the lead.Solly March cut in from the right and his low effort was pushed around the post by Leno. Then March turned provider to tee up Locadia who glanced just wide.Iwobi almost won it late on when he blocked March’s clearance and the ball trickled just wide, but Arsenal were force to settle for a point.last_img read more

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Leafs break camp, begin four game exhibition season Tuesday against Beaver Valley

first_imgEach team had a practice before being allowed to scrimmage in front of a team of some of the best hockey minds in Nelson.“Final decisions will be mine but I can’t give 47 players a good look so having another set of eyes is good,” Maida explained, looking to the likes of former Nelson co-coach Simon Wheeldon, Mario DiBella from the Kootenay Ice Major Midget coaching staff and Greg Andrusak, just to name a few of the evaluators, to help out.First up for Nelson defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks for a 7 p.m. puck drop.Wednesday the teams play game two of the series at the Hawks’ Nest in Fruitvale.Maida said fans would see a mix of veterans and rookies for the two games against the Nitehawks as Maida and assistant coach Stu Linnen assess the players.Some of those rookies include goalie Adam Maida, forwards Nolan Percival and Matt MacDonald along with defencemen Justin Post and Cole Arcuri.After Wednesday’s game Maida plans to make another round of cuts before settling on the bulk of this coming season’s roster for the final two-preseason games Sunday in the Sunflower City and, at home, Tuesday, September 11 against Castlegar Rebels.The Leafs open the regular season schedule Friday, September 14 at home against Murdoch rival Castlegar.CAMP NOTES: Two grads of Nelson Minor Hockey — Adam DiBella and Isaac MacLeod — skated with the Leafs during the weekend. DiBella was preparing for junior A camp while MacLeod, fresh off winning the NCAA Division One Men’s title in the spring, is heading back to Boston College. . . .The Leafs traded defenceman Walker Sidoni to Beaver Valley prior to camp for forward Jacob Boyczuk. . . . No word on how many players in Junior A camps may be back in the Green and White sooner than later. Maida said its possible between one and five of players off last year’s squad that was knocked out in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight season could be back. According to Leaf head coach Frank Maida Stage one of Training Camp 2012 is now complete after the team finished off three days on the ice Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Stage two begins Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena when the Leafs begin the four-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition schedule.“Camp went very well,” Maida told The Nelson Daily Monday.“We got to see a lot of players. Some of the players stepped it up during the weekend, made it difficult for the evaluators and made it to stage two of (training) camp.”A total of 47 players attended Nelson’s training camp beginning last week. The players, starting out with physicals, were divided into three teams.last_img read more

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Saints pull front-running TRU back by stopping Spartans 6-0

first_img“TWU is a hard-working team that can be very difficult to break down defensively, and even when you do they’ve got one of the top goalies in the league to stop the puck.””Tonight we made some skilled plays, but we were also tough to defend in how we moved our feet and cycled the puck,” Dubois added.”It’s really how we need to play night in, night out to be successful on a consistent basis.”Cody Fidgett opened the scoring midway through the first period when he converted a feed from Saints captain Logan Proulx and beat Spartans netminder Harry Fredeman high to the glove.And the hosts doubled their lead 22 seconds later when Garrett Kucher created space down the right wing and fed a nifty cross ice pass to Darnell Dyck for a tap-in at the far post. Fidgett and Dyck continued to do the damage offensively in the second period, as Fidgett scored on a tic-tac-toe passing play from Proulx and Jackson Garrett before Dyck fired a shot on a shorthanded rush to extend the lead to four. Mason Spear beat Fredeman from in tight on a Saints’ power play in the third period and Dyck completed his hat trick with just 22 seconds remaining in regulation to cap the scoring. Selkirk netminder Chris Hurry picked up his second shutout of the season, turning aside 23 shots. Fredeman, who entered the game with a 1.15 GAA and .966 SV%, allowed six goals on 53 shots but also made a number of outstanding saves that kept his team close over the first 40 minutes of action. The victory was the fifth straight on home ice for the Saints to open the BCIHL regular season and the ninth overall dating back to preseason play in September.Overall, the team has won 26 of 27 games on home ice since the start of the 2012/13 campaign. “Getting wins at home is something that we pride ourselves on,” says Dubois. “We have great fans and the guys very much appreciate and feed off of the energy in the building on game nights. There’s certainly an extra motivation to perform when you’re receiving such tremendous support.” The two teams return to action, this time for a doubleheader in the Fraser Valley.The series opens Friday at 7 p.m. before the teams wrap up the set Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Langley Events Centre.Both games can be viewed online at www.FastHockey.com. The Saints’ next home game is on Saturday, November 16th against Simon Fraser University. Selkirk College Saints jumped into a three-way tie for top spot in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League standings after posting a convincing 6-0 shutout over visiting rinity Western University Saturday at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. The win maintains a perfect home record for the Saints in the 2013/14 season.on Saturday, scoring a pair of goals in each period to top Trinity Western University by a 6-0 score at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. TWU entered the game atop league standings with a 5-1 mark.But Saints carried the play through most of the game and outshot their visitors by a finally tally of 53-23.”We headed into tonight’s game off a couple of losses and our whole group came out prepared to dictate the speed and tempo of the game,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.last_img read more

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