Numerous bike thefts taking place on campus

first_imgStarting the conversation about eating disorders on campus + posts Kristen Weaver Kristen Weaver It’s official: Caylin Moore is a Rhodes Scholar Twitter Previous articleThe Skiff: September 10, 2015Next articleTCU prepares for home opener against SFA Kristen Weaver RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Liters for Life’ student campaign raises funds for global water crisis Alum appearing on survival-style reality show ‘Stranded With a Million Dollars’ ReddIt Thieves are stealing bikes on campus even though the bikes are secured with chains and wires.(Alexandra Plancarte/TCU360) Linkedin Fort Worth’s first community fridge program helps serve vulnerable neighborhoods Kristen Weaver TCU social work majors go into the field to help support Fort Worth’s homeless printBike theft at TCU has been reported multiple times this semester on campus, and TCU police have urged students to register their bicycles on the TCU police website to avoid future thefts.TCU police said in a crime alert Tuesday that bicycles have been stolen from bike racks at various times of the day. Many of the bikes were secured with locks and cables that thieves cut through.According to the TCU police daily crime and fire log, 19 bike thefts reportedly occurred in the months of August and September.TCU police said that one suspect of bike theft was arrested before completing the theft.Two other suspects had been previously arrested but “are currently not incarcerated and have been observed in the surrounding area,” according to the crime alert.The crime alert described one of the two suspects as a 5-foot-8-inch 42-year-old white male weighing 180 pounds.The other suspect is a 23-year-old black male who weighs 180 pounds and is 5 feet 9 inches tall.There are likely other suspects, but evidence has not suggested anyone from the TCU community is a suspect, according to the crime alert.The suspects sometimes “ride a bike onto the campus carrying backpacks,” according to the alert.“They leave the bike they are riding in the bike rack and steal another, sometimes returning later for the original bike,” according to the alert.TCU police recommend students visit a bicycle shop to purchase a high security bike lock in addition to registering their bike on the TCU police website. ReddIt Kristen Weaver Facebook Update: Suspect arrested in connection with death of TCC student Facebook Twitter 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 Linkedinlast_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 1st October

first_img Google+ Facebook Twitter Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardai investigating report that teenage girl was approached in Letterkenny Town ParkNext articleDonegal will play Derry or Antrim in Ulster u21 Championship admin WhatsApp 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North NewsPlayback A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community in association with the Farming Independent.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 1st October Google+ By admin – October 1, 2015 last_img read more

Advice for the next president

first_imgThe divisive 2016 U.S. presidential election has debased and damaged the nation’s political system and has allies and adversaries alike seeing a weakened United States, a development that has prompted great international uncertainty that the next president will need to undo, says Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense.“There’s not a leader that I’ve talked to or a senior representative of a government that is not necessarily in some state of panic, but [has] a lot of concern about where is all this going,” said Hagel, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who was defense secretary from 2013 to 2015, during a talk Tuesday evening at the Harvard Kennedy School with veteran ABC News reporter Ann Compton, now a resident fall fellow at the Institute of Politics.“How is the United States going to be able to lead over the next four years,” Hagel asked, “after you’ve just come through this? Will the United States abdicate its traditional, post-World War II leadership? Is it now too much of a burden for the United States?”The next president will need to address these questions quickly and reclaim the nation’s undisputed global standing, he said.“The whole campaign [has been] a lowest common denominator of doom. That’s not who Americans are. We’re a hopeful, positive nation that sees a new president, a new administration with some renewal, some hope, some new possibilities,” he said. “I’m not sure the world buys into that now.”Hagel, a two-term Republican U.S. senator who also served as co-chair of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board during President Barack Obama’s first term, urged the next president to immediately go to Capitol Hill and meet with legislators, visit with European and Asian leaders, and meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.“We’re seeing a new world order being defined right now” similar to the period after World War II. “The big difference is [that] the United States is not the dominant and only economic power that is leading” this reorganization.About 100,000 Iraqi-led coalition troops entered the northern Iraqi city of Mosul this week to retake the city from ISIS, an effort Hagel thinks will be successful. But he cautioned that given the complex and “combustible” dynamics in the region with the Turkish army, Iranian Shia militia, Kurdish forces, and U.S. special advisers all converging on a small area, what happens after Mosul is liberated is the bigger question.“How will that city be rebuilt? Who will govern? Who will be in charge? Who will protect it?” Hagel wondered in an interview with the Gazette beforehand. “Those are tough issues because they’ve got deep religious-cultural-ethnic issues and divisions to deal with, so this is just the beginning of a very complicated process.”With Russia perhaps meddling in a U.S. election, along with its incursion into Crimea and Ukraine, its role protecting Syria’s President Bashar Assad, and its aggressive provocations toward the U.S. military in recent months, Hagel said meeting face-to-face with Putin must be among the next president’s first moves once in office.“Engagement, it seems to me, is the only way we’re going to try to ‘de-conflict’ with Russia,” Hagel told the Gazette.Despite Russia’s formidable nuclear capabilities, it is still inferior militarily and economically relative to the United States. “They’ve got huge problems. They’re going to continue to have huge problems. But right now, they’re causing a lot of trouble in the world. Just look at Ukraine and Europe, and what we’ve been forced to have to do there with NATO, and it won’t get better, I think, unless we reach out.”Though accommodating Putin shouldn’t necessarily be on the table, talking through conflicts should be a priority. “I think we’re smarter and wiser to make that effort first, because the alternative is more military and more escalation, and that’s not in anyone’s interest anywhere.”With American intelligence and military officials fingering the Russian government as the culprit behind hacked WikiLeaks emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and of Democratic groups, current Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has promised substantial retaliation in the coming weeks.“Cyber is a very, very significant threat to the security of this country,” Hagel told the Gazette. “We have tremendous cyber retaliatory capability, but once you put that in motion, … you better be very certain of what you’re doing and what you are attempting to do and why you want to do it, but, more importantly, to what end? Where do you want this to go?”“Russia cannot eventually win these kinds of contests against the United States,” he added. “Can Russia inflict a lot of damage? Yes, absolutely.”Hagel’s tenure as secretary was rocky, marred by political forces in the White House and in Congress. He endured a bitter confirmation process in which fellow Republicans fought the nomination, culminating in Sen. Ted Cruz falsely accusing Hagel of taking $200,000 from North Korea and being Iran’s preferred nominee.“I was an easy target to kind of use me to vilify Obama. And there’s a history. I didn’t support John McCain in 2008” because of his stance on the Iraq War, Hagel said.While in office, congressional “sequester” cuts slashed billions from the Defense Department budget, and tensions between the Pentagon and the White House over strategy in Afghanistan and Syria boiled over. Negative stories about Hagel were leaked to the press, some observers believe by the White House, after his resignation.Hagel says that he doesn’t regret taking the job and that politics is simply an unavoidable reality for major positions in Washington, D.C.“You have to understand that. Doesn’t mean you like it. Doesn’t mean it’s fair. It’s not fair, but I thought that job was important enough and worthy enough … For me, it was a great privilege to be able to help and do things for our troops and our country and serve in a new way. I certainly didn’t need another title or another job,” he said. “That’s why I’ve always, in my public roles, taken an attitude like, ‘Fire me. I don’t need this job.’ ”Hagel said he had a good relationship with Obama and remains close friends with Vice President Joe Biden, despite his party affiliation.“I never saw the job of secretary of defense as a partisan job,” Hagel told students.He and Obama clashed publicly over the infamous “red line” threat Obama made to Assad over the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Hagel supported and began preparing to launch missile strikes on Damascus after Assad used poison gas on Syrian civilians in 2013, killing 1,400. Obama stunned the world by rejecting a military response by the United States.“A lot of people believe the reason the Russians are there is because President Obama did not do what he said he was going to do,” Hagel said. The United States “never had a coherent policy” in Syria, he said, which led to a political vacuum filled by ISIS. It’s a position he first staked out in a controversial 2014 memo to Secretary of State John Kerry and national security adviser Susan Rice, triggering a showdown within the administration.Asked about Obama’s legacy, Hagel said it’s “premature” to say how the conflict in Syria will define part of his administration.“Decisions a president makes in the public view and the optics aren’t necessarily always the reasons that the president made those decisions,” he said. “Often, they’re made with longer-term consequences in mind and have effects the public can’t always see.” He added, “Until you get away from it, you don’t really have a clear picture.”He declined to reveal whom he supports for president, but said he’s not surprised at the dark, angry tenor of the election given the economic and national security worries felt by disillusioned U.S. voters, compounded by turbulence in the world.“Politics is still a noble business,” said Hagel, who represented Nebraska in the Senate from 1997 to 2009. “I think this country is so much better than what the world is seeing. We’re going to be in for a few more difficult years, but we will turn it around and we’ll be a better country for it.”last_img read more

Premier League manager’s father passes away due to COVID-19

first_imgImage Courtesy: GettyAdvertisement pztjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7wqgWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2x6v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9f9m6Would you ever consider trying this?😱b7a1Can your students do this? 🌚ijvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Other than disrupting all sporting activity all over the world, the novel Coronavirus pandemic has affected a number of sportspersons, coaches and their families. While some of them had recovered, a few unfortunately succumbed to the virus. Amongst them is the father of Premier League side Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, who has passed away due to COVID-19 yesterday.Advertisement Image Courtesy: GettyRon Smith, Dean’s father contracted the virus a month ago, and passed away on Wednesday. The tragic news was revealed through an official statement of the club.“The Aston Villa Family are saddened to announce that Ron Smith, the father of our current head coach Dean, has passed away at the age of 79,” the club statement read.Advertisement A hardcore supporter of Villa, Ron previously worked as a steward at Villa Park, the home stadium of the club. Since 2014, he was suffering from dementia and was under home care, until his unfortunate succumb to COVID-19 yesterday after four weeks of quarantine.“The thoughts of everyone at the football club are currently with Dean and his family at this most distressing of times and we would kindly ask for the family’s privacy to be respected,” Villa’s statement further lamented the loss.Advertisement Ron’s reputation was well known within the Villans, being the torchbearer of the club’s affection in his family, the former steward was a regular spectator at Villa Park, and also witnessed Aston’s triumph at the 1982 European Cup final in Rotterdam.His son Dean, the current gaffer at the club, was a centre back during his time as a player. Following his career spells across a number of lower division sides, including Sheffield Wednesday in the 2003-04 season, Dean started his managerial career in 2011 With Walsall. He also spent three years with Brentford, before securing his position with the Premier League side in 2018.Aston Villa are currently down in the relegation zone in the league table, with 25 points from 28 matches played.The English top flight has been suspended for more than two months, since 13th March. However, EPL has received a green light from the UK Government to resume the current season from next month.Till date, UK has seen more than 267,000 positive cases, and the death toll has risen to 37,460.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Sakshi posts then deletes tweet clarifying MS Dhoni retirement Advertisementlast_img read more