Andy Ross owns shares in Diageo and WPP. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and RELX. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Andy Ross | Friday, 3rd April, 2020 | More on: DGE REL WPP See all posts by Andy Ross Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget Bitcoin and gold! I’m using this market crash as an opportunity to buy FTSE 100 shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Across the FTSE 100, the recent market sell-off has created quite a few buying opportunities for investors looking to buy quality companies at a cheaper price. Three stand out to me.FTSE 100 share with growth potentialDrinks giant Diageo (LSE: DGE) has seen its share price holding up in the past month or two. This year, the shares are down just a little over 20%. This compares well against the FTSE 100 overall.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This is because of the defensive nature of the shares. People are unlikely to cut back on booze spending, even during a pandemic. In fact, during March, both the US and UK saw alcohol sales increase. The downside obviously is restaurants, pubs and clubs won’t be buying alcohol in the foreseeable future.Long term though, with strong brands, international reach and a strong balance sheet to weather the current storm I’m confident in Diageo’s prospects. Unlike newer drinks companies, it is not tied to any one type of drink. It has a broad range of drinks that appeal to people across the world. This makes it less reliant on current trends that may change. Solid FTSE 100 performerRELX (LSE: REL) is another company whose share price has been hit less hard by the market fall. The shares are down just 14%. That is a comparatively good performance. The provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business is unlikely to see demand for its products slip away.Analysts at UBS have said the majority of RELX’s businesses were “not highly exposed to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak”, with the notable exception of its Reed Exhibitions division.Reed Exhibitions accounted for £1,269m in revenues for the year ended 31 December 2019. Overall revenue at RELX was £7,874m over the year, meaning it isn’t reliant on the exhibitions part of the business to generate cash. This will be why the share price has been hit less hard than other conference companies. RELX is a steady FTSE 100 company, with plenty of long-term growth opportunities. Battered share with recovery potentialWPP (LSE: WPP) shares have been hit hard during the market fall. A combination of its more cyclical nature (firms cut advertising during economic downturns), along with its own challenges, have created a combination that has sent the share price plummeting.But I think that creates an opportunity either for a turnaround or a takeover, which may be at a premium to the current share price. That is especially so considering how far the shares have fallen recently.Looking first at the takeover potential, Bain Capital has just taken Kantar off WPP’s hands for $4bn. It could be a contender to buy the whole group. As could a range of competitors or private equity firms with cash waiting to be spent. Looking at what WPP management is doing now to save up to £800m, the divided is being axed, executive pay cut, hiring frozen and it is stopping all non-urgent spending.I think the battered shares have recovery potential once the virus subsides. 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Nevertheless I think some leading consumer staple stocks such as Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) and Unilever (LSE: ULVR) can be good investments. In fact, I think both stocks could double over the next 10 years given the two companies’ qualities and potential.Procter & GambleOver the past 10 fiscal years, Procter & Gamble’s dividend has increased substantially, rising from $1.80 per share in fiscal year 2010 to $3.03 per share in fiscal year 2020. Management has also returned a lot of capital back to shareholders, with the company returning around $135bn of value to shareholders over the past decade through a combination of dividend payments and share repurchases and exchanges. In the second quarter of fiscal 2021, the company returned $5bn in capital alone, with $2bn in the form of dividends and $3bn in terms of stock repurchases.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Over the past 10 years, Procter & Gamble stock has more than doubled due to a combination of dividend increases, capital returns, and the company’s overall strength as a result. If inflation remains about the same, I believe the stock could approximately double again. If inflation is higher than expected, I think Procter & Gamble could do even better given the company’s pricing power. With the expected price increases of existing products, overall market growth due to rising incomes, and potential productivity increases due to improving technology, I believe Procter & Gamble will continue its strong fundamental performance into the future.With that said, there are still challenges. Unemployment is high in many places in the world and the pandemic remains ongoing. The long-term shift of commerce to digital could bring a new set of competition and management will need to continue to execute for its stock to do well.UnileverLike Procter & Gamble, Unilever shares have also more than doubled over the last 10 years as the company has continued to grow its customer base and build its portfolio of leading brands. As of 2021, Unilever certainly has a lot of both, with 2.5bn customers spread across 191 countries and a portfolio of 13 brands that do more than €1bn in sales each year.Unilever also does well in countries that could grow substantially in the future. 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Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ross ford during the 2011 Six NationsName: Ross William FordPosition: HookerAge: 26 (23 April 1984)Born: EdinburghMy mum was the rugby player in the family, but living in the Scottish Borders – a hotbed of the game – it was only a matter of time before I gave it a go. My earliest memories are of watching players like Alan Tait, John Jeffrey and Roger Baird on the field for Scotland. I knew I wanted to do the same.So many internationals played in the Borders then and rugby’s the main sport in Kelso. Borders rugby is so strong it’s a shame there’s not a professional team based there, but there are a few Borders boys at Edinburgh.I followed my friends to my local club in Kelso at around six or seven. Everyone in our area seemed to play and, although it was full contact from the start, I took to it – that was my favourite part of the game. I tried out football the week before, but enjoyed the rugby so much more and knew it was the game for me straightaway. Rugby suited me a lot better, as it did my brother.Being big in my early years certainly ensured that I enjoyed it! Back then it was eight-a-side so I played prop, although it was almost like having eight backs on the field – scrums were only a way to restart the game, rugby league-style, with the ball in play pretty much all the time.The ultimate attraction for me was playing in the blue jersey of Scotland, rather than having a career. I remember watching the Five Nations on television and saying, ‘That’s what I want to do’. Bryan Redpath went to Kelso High School before me, but it was my local school so I went there because of that rather than for the rugby.Turning professional I was moved to hooker from the back row as my coach Tony Gilbert said it would be better suited to my size and ability. By that time I wasn’t big enough for a six or eight, or quick enough to play seven, so the move happened. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t change position, even as a teenager. I did it with a lot of perseverance and hard work, and if you need to, so can you. If you want it bad enough, you’ll keep doing it.Learning the technical side of being a hooker, after playing for so many years in the back row, was certainly a challenge. My family and coaches were very important at that time because they were so supportive, encouraging me to stick at it. For hours on end I’d stand there trying to hit a mark I’d put on a rugby post with a ball to learn how to throw in.If I’m honest I didn’t realise that there were so many different types of throw. I found scrummaging a lot easier to pick up, and it took me a couple of years to get even semi-good at the throwing in. It was dark at times and it left me wondering whether I’d made the right move as I was finding it difficult and having a few nightmare games. But I kept at it and gradually it got better.My first cap came after I’d been playing hooker for three or four years – it took time to make the transition because I was finding it difficult. I was frustrated at times, but I knew I wanted to play for Scotland and that’s what drove me on. The philosophy I’ve always adopted is that ‘If you’re not doing the hard work someone else will be’. I’m competing with so many different people, I know they’ll be out there doing that extra session, so I need to as well.Andy Robinson was the coach when I joined Edinburgh from Borders so the move worked out pretty well for me. It was good for my development. A winning mentality is what Andy brings – he’s had a big impact in Scotland. He asks players to improve every day. He wants us to focus on making small improvements, which can lead to much more.The players pick up on the fact Andy is mentally very strong and he has helped us win a number of tight games. I’ve learned so much from him.It’s a huge honour to represent my country, especially in the Six Nations. It’s still a very special tournament for me and everyone involved with the Scotland team. We enjoy the winning and working hard.DID YOU KNOW? Ross Ford was Andy Robinson’s first signing when he moved north of the border to take charge of Edinburgh. A passionate Borders player, Ford still lives in Kelso and coaches the town’s U18 side. Ford made his Scotland debut in 2004 after mastering the art of throwing in.This article appeared in the March 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Four in a row: Fiji lift the London Sevens trophy after defeating South Africa 21-17 (Getty Images) In the knockout stage, Canada (40-7) and Ireland (40-7) were never likely to bar Fiji’s progress to the final and that pulsating clash with South Africa, who – make no mistake – are also producing exceptional rugby and still have a shout of the series title in Paris this weekend.“It’s not over yet, we still have a chance and will not stop playing for this jersey till the very last play,” said Blitzboks captain Philip Snyman, whose cause wasn’t helped by injuries to Cecil Afrika and Branco du Preez on the first day.WORLD SERIES STANDINGSPosition Team Points1 Fiji 1672 South Africa 1603 New Zealand 1334 Australia 1185 USA 1056 England 103If Fiji and South Africa are head and shoulders above the rest right now, Ireland deserve equal plaudits for bagging the bronze medal on their first series appearance since 2004.After squeezing through to the Cup quarter-finals on points difference – with Ireland, Wales and Spain all losing two of their three pool games – the Irish stunned USA 22-12 in the quarter-finals and hosts England in the bronze-medal match after a hat-trick by Jordan Conroy. Conroy’s pace was such that when he was put in space near his own line for what proved to be his second try, the English defence gave up the chase almost immediately.Hat-trick hero: Jordan Conroy eludes Ollie Lindsay-Hague to give Ireland the bronze medal (Inpho)The 24-year-old, who has excelled on the low-profile European series and plays his 15s rugby for Buccaneers in the All-Ireland League, finished with eight tries over the weekend – matching the figures of Dan Norton, Carlin Isles and Collins Injera.Quite what Irish expectations were going into this tournament are hard to know, but the way the bench leapt up after Mark Roche’s winning touchline conversion against England was delightful to see. You wonder just what Ireland might be able to achieve if they can gain core-team status for the series.England’s long wait for a home tournament win continues – they last won in London in 2009 – and there will be furrowed brows too in the USA camp with the Sevens World Cup in San Francisco some seven weeks away.England coach Simon Amor said: “It was incredibly frustrating as there were times when we got some great rugby played together – we attacked well, we defended well – but there were also times we really got it quite wrong.” Fiji home in on Sevens World Series titleMidas will be eyeing Gareth Baber with envy. Victory in the London Sevens secured a fourth successive gold medal for the Welshman and his Fiji team, who thus stretched their lead at the top of the HSBC Sevens World Series table to seven points with just Paris to come. South Africa, beaten finalists at Twickenham, must now be considered an outside title bet having led the 2017-18 series for so long.The final didn’t quite match the last-gasp drama of Fiji’s win in Singapore, but it remains a privilege to see sevens of such astounding quality. Fiji were under the pump early, losing outstanding forward Sevuloni Mocenacagi to the bin straight from the kick-off and falling behind to Stedman Gans’s try.Baber’s men, however, are currently irrepressible. Josua Tuisova bulldozed through Siviwe Soyizwapi to level and Paula Dranisinukula completed a sublime team score.Too strong: having beaten Siviwe Soyizwapi, Josua Tuisova shrugs off Ruhan Nel on his way to the lineRuhan Nel, on early for the injured Werner Kok, replied but at the restart the long-striding Jasa Veremalua loped deep into Blitzboks territory and exchanged passes with Josua Vakurunabili for the try that put Fiji two scores ahead.Zain Davids scored with enough time for one last play but Fiji gathered the restart and their army of noisy followers were able to celebrate.“We’ve tried to emulate what South Africa did last year in terms of consistency,” said Baber. “They were fantastic last year and credit to them again here as they pushed us all the way. By the bounce of the ball it could have gone the other way.”Lots of love: Fiji fans haven’t seen their team lose since Las Vegas at the start of March (Getty Images)Aside from a couple of blips in Las Vegas, including a semi-final defeat to USA, Fiji have been invincible since their indifferent performance in Sydney in January.Vancouver, Hong Kong, Singapore and now London – Fiji have racked up four successive tournament titles for the first time and in the process gone 25 successive matches unbeaten. Considering the fine margins of elite sevens, it’s a remarkable run.The outrageous offloads and thumping tackles have been a trademark for years but to the great series-winning sides forged by former coach Ben Ryan appears to be even higher levels of fitness, which helps not only physically but with the crucial decision-making when things are getting tight.And if Fiji needed a little luck they got it in their opening match on Saturday, when Argentina missed a penalty that would have taken them two scores clear with 90 seconds remaining.Fiji came through that match 28-19, brushed Scotland aside 39-12 and then, a week after they tormented England in Barbarians colours, let Tuisova and Semi Radradra loose against New Zealand (27-7). Radradra was later awarded the Player of the Final prize. Gareth Baber’s Fiji team racked up a fourth consecutive gold medal in the Sevens World Series by winning in London. With just Paris to come, the world title is theirs to lose Fiji’s next task is to emerge from a pool also containing New Zealand, Kenya and Samoa in Paris. Were South Africa to win the tournament, Fiji would need a semi-final place to clinch the series. The job is not done yet.Stunning effort: guest side Ireland celebrate their third-place finish at Twickenham (Inpho)Rugby World’s Sevens World Cup coverage in association with Tudor Watch
Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release While distanced by COVID-19, Christians around the world join together in prayer for unity [Anglican Communion News Service] The ecumenical Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan. 18-25) is taking place against a backdrop of global lockdowns and restrictions on movement. The annual event is one of the largest annual prayer observances and is usually marked by churches of different denominations uniting in towns and cities across the world for seven days of joint prayer and worship services.On its website, the World Council of Churches (WCC) says that “at a time when public health concerns put a limit on physical gatherings, it provides an opportunity for churches to come together by means of a typically Christian practice that long predates modern transport: prayer.”Read the entire article here.Resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is available on the WCC website: oikoumene.org/week-of-prayer. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Job Listing Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Posted Jan 19, 2021 Rector Bath, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit an Event Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Ecumenical & Interreligious The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group COVID-19, Press Release Service
2015 Year: Projects “COPY” photographs: Farshid NasrabadiPhotographs: Farshid NasrabadiGraphics:Mahla Ebrahimpour, Ali KarbasiArchitect In Charge:Ali Dehghani, Ali Soltani, Atefeh KarbasiCity:NajafabadCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiText description provided by the architects. The land of the Bahar House is situated in a relatively cheap area in Najafabad in the Isfahan province. The clients were a family of four, who aimed to have a two-story house due to the small size of the land; the ground floor for parents and upstairs for children. Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiGiven different lengths of the east and west sides of the project, we had to set up the house with two different sides, more on the east and less on the west. This motivated us to divide the building into two functional areas: the public spaces including kitchen, living room, and the guest hall on the east and private spaces such as bedrooms and toilets on the west. This division into two parts enabled us to organize spaces on the upper floor, allocating part of the public area to the void to connect the two levelsvisually.Save this picture!Floor PlanEntering the house happens through the volume gap. At the entrance, a statue-like staircase separates the private and public spaces of the ground floor, linking the empty space of the void with the overall geometry of the house. At the end of the house, along the spaces that halve the building, we created a small yard that extends to the upper floor to shape a terrace. In the north-positioned houses of Najafabad, given the direct view from the houses in front, the southern yard is usually not usable.In spite of this fact, the yard of our project provides the living room and the guest hall with a view to the flowerbed and flowerpots of the northern yard and the sky, even when the southern curtains of the house bring down.Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiFinally, the project façade was covered with white cement due to the client’s limited budget and the possibility of implementing smooth curved surfaces. Harmonized with inside and outside, the Bahar House hasnow turned into an integrated volume in response to the client’s needs. Save this picture!© Farshid NasrabadiProject gallerySee allShow lessAD Classics: Nomadic Museum / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsArchitecture ClassicsSanambinnam House / Archimontage Design Fields SophisticatedSelected Projects Share CopyHouses•Najafabad, Iran Houses Photographs ArchDaily Iran “COPY” Year: 2015 Bahar House / Ayeneh OfficeSave this projectSaveBahar House / Ayeneh Office Bahar House / Ayeneh Office Architects: Ayeneh Office Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/779679/bahar-house-ayeneh-office Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAyeneh OfficeOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNajafabadIranPublished on January 03, 2016Cite: “Bahar House / Ayeneh Office” 03 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Chanting “Transphobia is bad medicine,” dozens of transgender activists and allies rallied on Valentine’s Day outside the offices of the New York state Department of Health in lower Manhattan.The action, led by trans people of color, called on State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah to repeal regulations that exclude trans and gender non-conforming people from accessing life-saving care, including HIV prevention and treatment.As they hoisted red balloons and signs asking, “Where’s the love, Shah?” protesters called for comprehensive, safe and affordable Medicaid for all New Yorkers.The action was called by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and TransJustice of the Audre Lorde Project. Learn more about the campaign and sign the online petition at srlp.org/healthcare.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Workers World Party urgently endorses the call for solidarity with six anti-racist activists in Colorado who were arrested after leading mass mobilizations against the racist police murder of Elijah McClain. Four of those arrested are members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the Denver area. We want to express our utmost solidarity with all those arrested and salute their work in building this movement.Elijah McClainThe trumped-up charges — including kidnapping, inciting a riot, theft, and “attempt to influence a public service” – are completely unfounded and outrageous and must be dropped immediately.This coordinated state repression is a clear sign that the police felt threatened by the fact that PSL and other organizers have revealed enormous and unending injustice carried out by the Aurora Police Department — in particular, the murder of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old unarmed massage therapist and violinist whose only crime was walking while Black.This repression in Colorado is part of the alarmingly expanding state repression being carried out against anti-racist movements, coordinated at the very top by the U.S. president and his attorney general. Yet it is also part of a long history of targeting socialist, communist, anarchist and progressive organizers carried out by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and state and local police.The ruling class is getting increasingly desperate in its attempts to crush the Black Lives Matter uprising. The use of chemical weapons, police kidnappings of activists, neofascist paramilitary attacks, criminalizing “Antifa,” and requiring massive bail bonds to release incarcerated activists all show that the state is at war with our movements. The growth of revolutionary, multinational socialist organizations threatens every aspect of the U.S. empire and its billionaire ruling class.With an election coming and no end in sight for the misery of the working class and all the oppressed, we need to protect and defend each and every revolutionary organization from state repression. Workers World Party believes that an injury to one organization is an injury to our entire class. We will continue to build solidarity with PSL and all forces within this uprising.No amount of repression can stop a mass movement of the working class fighting for justice. In the words of Black Panther Party leader Huey P. Newton: “You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can’t jail the Revolution.”We urge all organizations and individuals to:Sign the petition to drop all the charges!In Unity and Solidarity,Workers World Party / Workers.orgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Baylor defeated TCU 61-58 in Waco, Texas, Oct. 11, 2014. + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Facebook Dean Straka Facebook ReddIt Linkedin Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ ReddIt Twitter Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Twitter Previous articleCool Weather LookbookNext article#cleaneats: Family Reunion-Worthy Egg Muffins Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printThe hype began 12 months ago. Two teams, one rivalry, and one epic showdown on Black Friday in Fort Worth.With Thanksgiving week upon us, only a few days remain until the TCU Horned Frogs host the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium to conclude the 2015 regular season for the Frogs.Once billed as the probable Big 12 title game that would feature a shootout between two potentially undefeateds and two of the most explosive offenses in the nation, the narrative is a bit different than what we all expected.Neither team will enter the game undefeated, and the Frogs have already been eliminated from Big 12 title contention after suffering their second loss of the season to Oklahoma on Saturday.The Bears are without starting quarterback Seth Russel, who suffered a season-ending neck injury against West Virginia last month. And the Frogs, who have suffered more injuries to starters than any other team in the nation this season, will potentially be without both ends of one of the best quarterback-wide receiver duos in the nation once again, as starting quarterback Trevone Boykin remains questionable and wide receiver Josh Doctson is out with a wrist injury.But the rivalry lives on.Tensions remain at an all-time high between the Frogs and Bears after the events in Waco last October, when the Frogs blew a 21-point lead, ultimately costing them an undefeated season and a likely inaugural College Football Playoff berth.That was just the beginning of a long and heated rivalry between the two schools complete with playoff committee controversy, incidents of graffiti on the two campuses, smack-talk between fans on social media and two numbers that will be forever etched in the minds of TCU and Baylor fans; 61-58.Now the Frogs finally have the long-awaited chance to get their vengeance.For the seniors like tailback Aaron Green, wide receiver Kolby Listenbee and Boykin (if he does indeed play), it will be a chance to go out with a bang in their final game at Amon G. Carter Stadium. For everyone though, it will be a chance to salvage a season that fell short of National Championship aspirations.A victory for the Frogs, while not enough to help them emerge as conference champions with the elimination of the co-champion rule, will put them at 10-2 with a decent chance to finish in the top 15 and earn a berth to the Peach Bowl or Fiesta Bowl.A victory for the Frogs will give them a second consecutive undefeated season on their home field.And finally, a victory for the Frogs will shatter the Big 12 title and playoff hopes of the Bears, a top 10 team in the country.It won’t be an easy task for the ever-depleted Frogs. Even with Russell out, back-up freshman quarterback Jarrett Stidham has had two impressive outings in three starts, despite suffering an apparent back injury against Oklahoma on Nov. 14. That was not enough to keep him from starting against Oklahoma State on Saturday, leading the Bears to their first win in Stillwater in nearly 80 years.The Frogs will also have to contain two of the best wide receivers in the conference in K.D. Cannon and Corey Coleman. Cannon caught for 220 yards and two touchdowns in the win against Oklahoma State on Saturday, and Coleman has already shattered Baylor’s all-time record for touchdown receptions in a single season with 20 touchdowns on the year entering the game.But anything can happen in a rivalry game.Emotions are at an all time high. Fans have been waiting all season for the game, and many students are spending their Thanksgivings in Texas to attend the match-up. The Frogs have a chip on their shoulders from last year, and there is no better feeling than knocking off your rival to conclude the season.If Boykin is able to make a return, the Frogs will have gained considerable depth, and with the crowd on their side, it may be just enough to get the job done.Will it be easy? No. But the Frogs showed their heart and their will to fight on Saturday night, coming back from from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter against the No. 7 Sooners to make it a 30-29 ballgame. All that kept them from winning was a deflected two-point conversion attempt, even while on the road in a stadium where the home team had only lost four times in 10 seasons.If a depleted squad can keep up on the road with a team that defeated Baylor, there’s no reason why the Frogs can’t emerge victorious at home on Friday.So buckle up, everyone. It’s time for a wild ride of Friday Night Lights: Big 12 style.Prediction: TCU 42, Baylor 39 TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
Receive email alerts China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific News Organisation Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on China A descent beneath the surface gloss of China’s economic success. On sale in bookshops from 13 May 2004. Reports and files from: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights in China, Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, The Laogai Research Foundation and Reporters Without Borders. Collection: “Cahiers libres” published by La Découverte 224 pages, 16 euros. Available in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada.Press contacts: Pascale Iltis, La Découverte, [email protected], Tel: 01 44 08 84 21, Fax: 01 44 08 84 17 Sandrine Beauzée, Reporters Without Borders, [email protected], Tel: 01 44 83 84 72, Fax: 01 45 23 11 51 China, the Black Book‚ featuring previously unpublished accounts of repression of dissidents, ethnic minorities, Internet-users, Aids-sufferers and journalists, focuses on the dark underside of the surface gloss of China’s economic success. It goes on sale from 13 May in bookshops in France, Switzerland, Belgium and Canada. June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go further Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes April 27, 2021 Find out more March 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders on 13 May releases “China, the Black Book”. Drawing on reports from organisations and first hand accounts it lifts the veil on massive human rights abuses.The book, published by La Découverte, will be essential reading for those unwilling to be fobbed off with the polished official version peddled by Beijing for the “Year of China in France”.France in January 2004, welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao with much pomp and ceremony. Once again human rights were only very cautiously broached. The Chinese head of state defended “socialist democracy” in a speech to the NationaI Assembly (parliament) without promising any improvement in basic freedoms in the world’s most populous country.The Chinese police state brooks no challenge to the Party monopoly on political life and ministries of Public and State Security, employing hundreds of thousands, ensures undisputed mastery. Its methods are: the death penalty, re-education work camps, torture, political abuse of psychiatry, repression of ethnic and religious minorities and control of the Internet.This black book on the Red Empire is the first to appear in French featuring devastating accounts of how the Chinese dictatorship treats its opponents, along with previously unpublished portraits illustrating the courage of the dissidents. News News May 12, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders and La Découverte expose massive human rights violations in “China, the Black Book”