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Indiana Farm Bureau Now Offering Members H-2A Program Assistance

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Bureau Now Offering Members H-2A Program Assistance Indiana Farm Bureau Now Offering Members H-2A Program Assistance Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Indiana Farm Bureau has partnered with Great Lakes Ag Labor Services, LLC (GLALS) to offer its members assistance in navigating the H-2A program, which allows U.S. agricultural employers in need of seasonable labor to petition for nonimmigrant, foreign workers.GLALS was established by Michigan Farm Bureau in 2015. Through its partnership with Varnum Law, GLALS may now provide legal support and 24-hour online access to a Labor Compliance guide to interested INFB members.Services now available to INFB members through GLALS are:Pre-approval management review conducted by Varnum Law.Drafting, filing and processing of three government agency applications including your employment contract in English and Spanish.Translation services/support.Domestic recruitment advertising, bilingual applicant interviews, reference checks and documentation.Foreign recruitment matching worker expertise to meet specific labor needs.Arranging and providing in-country support for visa appointments at each U.S. Consulate.Complete transportation coordination from worker’s hometown to the worksite.Calculation and payment of individual worker reimbursement.Bilingual worker orientation and training.Streamline on-boarding process by providing pre-filled documents.Support during U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division audit.“Many labor intensive agricultural operations rely heavily on seasonal workers,” said John Shoup, an attorney at INFB. “The process of applying for and coordinating seasonable labor can be stressful and time consuming, regardless of the type of operation. We’re excited to be able to offer INFB members with the support they need to manage their H2-A program and the peace of mind that comes with working with experts.”The services offered through GLALS are available at a variety of price points, depending on the level of support needed. Interested INFB members may contact Shoup at 317-692-7801 or [email protected] or visit https://infb.org/h2a. By Indiana Farm Bureau – Mar 11, 2020 Facebook Twitter Previous articleDiversifying the Ag Markets and Coronavirus Impacting Your Fertilizer Costs on the HAT Wednesday Morning EditionNext articleThe Indiana State Fair Reveals 2020 Theme Indiana Farm Bureaulast_img read more

TCU drops rubber match 3-1 to Texas Tech; Frogs lose 2nd straight Big 12 series

first_imgTCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Previous articleOutstanding FWISD high school artists work on displayNext articleMen’s tennis claims Big 12 Championship Clayton Youngman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Clayton Youngmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/clayton-youngman/ Three longtime social work faculty set to retire Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Clayton Youngmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/clayton-youngman/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter Clayton Youngmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/clayton-youngman/ printWalks were a problem for the TCU pitching staff all weekend. Head coach Jim Schlossnagle made that clear after the Frogs issued seven free passes on Sunday.“Just horrible,” he said. “Just a total lack of respect for the pitching tradition of this program by our pitching staff.”TCU starter Rex Hill threw 4.2 innings of 4-hit ball but issued 5 walks and hit a batter on Sunday, giving Texas Tech plenty of opportunities to score in the Frogs’ 3-1 loss.As a whole, the TCU pitching staff issued 15 walks in the 3-game series.“Everything we are about is pitching and throwing strikes, and this pitching staff refuses to commit to it,” Schlossnagle said.Two of the three Texas Tech runners who scored were put on base by walks. After a leadoff walk and a double in the third, the Red Raiders scored two runs on an RBI groundout and a bases-loaded sac fly.Texas Tech pushed across another run in the fifth on a wild pitch, making it a 3-0 game.After outscoring the Red Raiders 13-6 on Saturday, the TCU bats were mostly quiet on Sunday. TCU couldn’t figure out Texas Tech starter Ty Damron, who came into the game with a 5.89 ERA in 36.2 innings.TCU finally scratched across a run in the sixth after a leadoff double by third baseman Elliott Barzilli. After a pitching change, Barzilli broke for third on a wild pitch and scored when the catcher’s throw sailed into left field.“Damron pitched really well,” Schlossnagle said. “We couldn’t get to anybody’s fastball, really.”The bullpen kept the Frogs within striking distance. Freshman Sean Wymer gave up two hits and two walks over 2.1 scoreless innings. Freshman Durbin Feltman followed with two perfect innings in the eighth and ninth.“Wymer and Feltman obviously pitched well [to] give us a chance, but credit Tech for how they battled,” Schlossnagle said.A two-out rally in the ninth gave TCU runners on third and second, but Texas Tech’s Parker Mushinski got pinch hitter Michael Landestoy to line out to right.“Really proud of Michael and proud of our guys for putting us in that position at the end,” Schlossnagle said.TCU is now 30-12 on the season and 11-7 in Big 12 play after dropping two of three to Texas Tech. The Frogs have now dropped two straight Big 12 series after losing two of three against Oklahoma State last weekend.The Frogs will head to Pennsylvania on May 6 for a 3-game set against Penn State. TCU starter Rex Hill gave up three runs over 4.2 innings on Sunday. Clayton is a senior journalism major from Mesquite, Texas. He’s worked at The Dallas Morning News and PolitiFact in Washington, D.C. He holds the all-time record for highest batting average at his high school after he hit a single in his only at-bat during his senior season. ReddIt Linkedin Clayton Youngman Facebook New dean selected for honors college Linkedin Frogs close regular season with 9-3 win, sweep over Kansas State Facebook Twitter Clayton Youngmanhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/clayton-youngman/ Schieffer family establishes full ride TCU scholarshiplast_img read more

TCU volleyball loses to No. 5 Texas

first_imgFacebook printTCU Horned Frogs volleyball fell to the No. 5 Texas Longhorns, 3-1, on Wednesday night. The Frogs are now 10-11 on the season.TCU played a competitive game in front of a sold-out crowd, winning the first set. However, they lost the next two sets by a sizable margin and fell in the fourth by a close score of 27-25.Senior Ashley Smith was a strong contributor to the offense, putting up 15 kills; seniors Natalie Gower and Sarita Mikals had nine each.Smith and senior Regan McGuire led the defensive efforts. McGuire finished the night with eight blocks while Smith had 16 digs.Director of volleyball Jill Kramer said she was proud of her team and the energy they played with.“We fought really hard,” Kramer said. “It is the best volleyball we have played in a long time as a team and as a group. We moved from point-to-point really well and played the way you want to be playing this time of year and really fought. We will get back at it tomorrow, but more than anything, I am really proud of their fight.”The TCU Horned Frogs tip off against the Kansas State Wildcats inside the University Recreation Center on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Linkedin Natalie Gower (19) + posts Saul Perez Men’s basketball routs Alabama State Previous articleEatzi’s to replace Chilli’s at University Park VillageNext articleThe benefits of heavy bag boxing Saul Perez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter ReddIt Linkedin Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ ReddIt TAGSgame losttext only Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Men’s basketball claims Global Sports Classic championship TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Men’s basketball continues win streak Paschal janitor connects with high school students Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

TCU recruiting ‘outside of the box’

first_imgGarrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Previous articleHoroscope: November 8, 2017Next articleWomen’s basketball eyes postseason return Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU guard Brandon Parrish (11) celebrates with teammate Michael Williams at the end of a second-round game against Iowa in the NIT college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017, in Iowa City, Iowa. TCU won 94-92. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) + posts Garrett Podell Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Twitter Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printWhen TCU men’s basketball head coach Jamie Dixon took over a year ago, recruiting promised to be a challenge. He inherited a Big 12 Conference program, but with a record that didn’t attract top talent.Dixon and his staff developed a two-pronged recruiting strategy: focus on Texas, especially the metroplex, and look outside the box, said assistant head coach David Patrick. In this case, instead of trying to compete nationally, the Horned Frogs went global. Patrick is from Australia and that was the first stop. He played professionally for the Canberra Cannons of the National Basketball League from 1999-01 and was named Rookie of the Year in 2000. He’s coached at Saint Mary’s in Moraga, California and LSU.Some of his college recruits have gone on to play in the NBA – most recently his godson Ben Simmons who played under him at LSU. Simmons was the No.1 overall draft pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2016 NBA draft.Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons dribbles upcourt during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Philadelphia won 115-107. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)The Simmons connection attracted redshirt freshman forward Kouat Noi.“I look up to Ben Simmons a lot,” he said. “I used to remember when we used to play NBA 2K growing up when we were 11 years old and for me to follow the same path he’s following and for DP to be a mentor for me as well, I feel like I’m heading in the right direction now.”New Zealand is also part of the game plan. Big man Angus McWilliam, a 6’11” center from New Zealand who graduates in the spring, has committed. Dixon played professional basketball in New Zealand for the Hawke’s Bay Hawks from 1989-1990. While at Pittsburgh, he recruited Steven Adams – now the starting center for the Oklahoma City Thunder – from New Zealand.Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) dunks over Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes (46) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Patrick said the lifestyle in DFW is also compatible to that of the players they target from Australia. “I think what’s unique about Dallas-Fort Worth is it’s similar: It’s a big city with people who are easy to get along with because it’s not an east coast city or west coast city where it’s going 100 miles an hour.”Accessibility is also key.  “We have direct flights to Melbourne and direct flights to Sydney, and that makes it easier when you’re traveling and your parents can come on a direct flight to see you play,” Patrick said. But in the end, it’s the investment in TCU basketball that has made Fort Worth a basketball destination.“When you’re pitching TCU and a great institution, Power Five school in the Big 12, you get to play for a great coach in Jamie Dixon that has a resume that speaks for itself, it’s an easy sell,” Patrick said. “Now you have these brand new facilities that are available to them, so it’s an easy sell to be honest.”With that being said, the Horned Frogs have become an international team as a third of the roster was born outside of the United States: senior forward Vladimir Brodziansky hails from Slovakia, freshman forward Lat Mayen and Noi are Australians, senior forward Ahmed Hamdy is from Egypt and freshman center Kevin Samuel comes from Barbuda, an island in the Caribbean. “I think the international pitch is a great and easy sell for us,” Patrick said. Facebookcenter_img ReddIt ReddIt Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Linkedin Facebook Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TAGSdixonglobal TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Sigma Kappa to host 4th annual carnival to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 TCU cancels offer to trade tickets for canned food Linkedin Flu activity remains high in Texas Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ printThis Wednesday tensions may run high as sororities and fraternities compete against each other in Sigma Kappa’s fourth annual carnival.Teams of six will go head-to-head in timed and scored events such as sack races, inflatable bowling and even giant Jenga. Similar to any competition, the team ending with the most points gets the gold.But this prize is more than just bragging rights — there is a cash donation to the winning team’s philanthropy up for grabs.Although the carnivals overarching goal is to benefit Sigma Kappa’s philanthropy, the Alzheimer’s Association, it is always fun to see how competitive the Greek students can get, Tess Clausen, a sophomore nursing major and Sigma Kappa member said.“The winners last year were Delta Gamma and Beta Theta Pi, so they have a reputation to uphold this week,” Clausen said. “It’s a great way to get more involved in not only the Greek community but TCU as well.”Each team must donate $75 to compete, which is then donated in full to the Alzheimer’s Association. The monetary prize for the winning teams comes from the Sigma Kappa budget, according to Clausen.From 4 p.m to 5 p.m. sorority teams will compete; fraternities from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. and after that, it is open to any other students.Sarah Smith, a sophomore communication studies major, participated in the carnival last year as part of the Theta team.“[My favorite part was] representing Theta and participating in the games with girls in my sorority that I didn’t know very well,” Smith said. “Having the opportunity to work together and grow our friendship [was fun.]”Although Smith said she is not competing in this year’s games, she will most likely attend to watch the Theta team participate.Since 1989, Sigma Kappa has donated over 4 million dollars to the Alzheimer’s Association for treatment and research, according to Clausen.Alzheimer’s Infographic Venngage Infographics“Sigma Kappa chapters across the nation constitute one of the top donors to the Alzheimer’s Association,” Clausen said.The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest, private non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Their mission as a chapter is to aid the association by providing their support and care to those affected.For more information about Sigma Kappa’s fundraising efforts check out their website. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Linkedin ReddIt Grace Amiss Twittercenter_img ReddIt Previous articleVeterans Services starts new ‘Vet Talk’ program for feedbackNext articleLive coverage: SGA weekly meeting Grace Amiss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Revamped enrollment process confuses some students Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Photo courtesy Tess Clausen Facebook TAGSphilanthropysorority Language barriers remain in TCU’s alert system Facebook Grace Amiss is a senior journalism major and managing editor for TCU360. When she is not reporting she is most likely raving about her golden retriever or taking a spin class. Grace is currently writing about student life at TCU, so feel free to drop her a line if you come across a story you feel is worth sharing! Twitterlast_img read more

Beach volleyball suffers seventh consecutive loss

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Facebook What we’re reading: Most Texas House members disapprove of Trump’s Syria actions Women’s basketball defeats Alcorn State to tie best start to a season Facebook TCU vs Cal Poly Beach Volleyball in Fort Worth, Texas on March 3, 2018. (Photo/Sharon Ellman) + posts ReddIt Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award What we’re reading: Attempts for background checks on stranger-to-stranger gun sales in Texas ReddIt Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ Jonathan is a journalism major from Philadelphia who is also minoring in Spanish. When Jonathan is not writing for TCU 360, he enjoys watching his favorite sports teams (76ers, Eagles, Union, Phillies, and Flyers). Jonathan Abrahamhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jonathan-abraham/ printNo. 20 TCU beach volleyball closed out the East-Meets-West Challenge at Manhattan Beach Pier with two dropped matches Sunday to two top-four teams: No. 2 USC Trojans and No. 4 UCLA Bruins.The Horned Frogs, who are now 3-8 this season, had only one set victory on Sunday with Hannah Rogers and Claire Doyle’s win over UCLA’s Elise Zappia and Mac May (21-19, 17-21, 15-13).The rest of the battles against the Bruins finished in two sets in favor of UCLA. TCU’s Jillian Bergeson and Jaelyn Greene were defeated by Megan McNamara and Nicole McNamara (21-11, 21-14). Molly Scheel and Jensyn Bledsoe fell to UCLA’s Lily Justine and Sara Sponcil (21-12, 21-17).Cassie House and Haven Hill dropped the match against Zana Muno and Savvy Simo (21-11, 21-12), while Jordan Terral and Kristy Wieser lost to Izzy Carey and Megan Muret (21-16, 21-12).Against USC, Abril Bustamante and Tina Graudina defeated Bergeson and Greene (21-15, 21-4). Terese Cannon and Sammy Slater beat House and Hill (21-14, 21-14). Meanwhile, Haley Hallgren and Joy Dennis pulled off a nail-biting victory over Scheel and Bledsoe (21-15, 22-20), and Jenna Belton and Jo Kremer were victorious over TCU’s Avery Arellano and Jordan Westendorff (21-16, 21-11). The closest battle of the day for the Horned Frogs was when the combo of Rogers and Doyle fell to Alexandra Poletto and Katrina Kernochen (22-20, 13-21, 8-15).The Horned Frogs will travel to Long Beach, California, March 15 to go up against No. 17 Loyola Marymount and No. 7 Long Beach. They’ll then head to San Luis Obispo, California, March 17 to face No. 6 Cal Poly and No. 10 Arizona. Twitter Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Jonathan Abraham Athletics Weekend Roundup: equestrian triumphs, swim and dive falters, and women’s golf finishes strong Previous articlePostseason bound: Women’s basketball selected to play in WNITNext articleNo. 4 Baseball splits Dodger Stadium College Baseball Classic Jonathan Abraham RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks last_img read more

The Skiff: Oct. 1, 2020

first_imgWelcome TCU Class of 2025 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ The Skiff: April 8, 2021 The Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: Oct. 1, 2020By Alexandra Lang – October 1, 2020 768 printVolume 119, Issue 7: TCU drops season opener to ISUAlso: Student tests positive for COVID-19 twice, international student population declines due to COVID-19Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 Previous articleHow performing arts majors are adjusting to the pandemicNext articleHoroscope: October 1, 2020 Alexandra Lang ReddIt Alexandra Lang Facebook Facebook Twitter Linkedincenter_img Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. The Skiff: April 1, 2021 Twitter Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Linkedin ReddIt The Skiff: April 15, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ + posts Life in Fort Worthlast_img read more

Top places to eat around Fort Worth

first_imgFacebook Frances Wetherbeehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frances-wetherbee/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history What we’re reading: Johnson and Johnson vaccine remains on hold, officer charged in Minnesota Twitter Previous article2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC WestNext articleHoroscope: April 26, 2021 Frances Wetherbee RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Frances Wetherbee Facebook Life in Fort Worthcenter_img Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Marcelino Flores wears a face mask as he delivers food to a table at Picos restaurant Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Houston. Picos, like many restaurants across the state, continue to operate at a reduced capacity and ask customers to wear masks despite Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ending state mandates for COVID-19 safety measures Wednesday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Linkedin ReddIt printThe city of Fort Worth has a buzzing food scene that any Horned Frog can appreciate. No need to travel to Dallas for foodie favorites and fancy finds when Fort Worth has an abundance of TCU classics and chains local to DFW. Local frogs and visiting families read below for food recommendations for any craving.  New to the sceneZAAP Kitchen store front Fort Worth location. Photo Credit: Frances WetherbeeZaap Kitchen recently established its newest location in the WestBend retail center, near University Park. This Lao and Thai street food replaced PopBar popsicles with a completely new cuisine of traditional Thai noodle and soup dishes. The crispy garlic wings, Lao green papaya salad and Lao fried rice are a few of the many signature dishes on the menu. Pick up your favorite dish and a traditional Lao iced coffee for a lunch or dinner treat and sit at the WestBend public tables. Zaap Kitchen is open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.If you can’t come in, try delivery through the Chow Now app or call the Fort Worth location for pick up via phone or online order. Lunch with a viewPress Cafe is a modern twist on coffee to cocktails, open for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch and dinner. Go and grab an appetizer of choice after a bike ride on Trinity Trail or come with family and dog in tow for an evening meal. The Trinity Trail location has full deck patio seating and two stories of indoor seating and bar. All outdoor seating is dog-friendly with a view of the start of the Trinity Trail. Happy hour offers a more affordable option for drinks and appetizers Monday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mondays.The Press Cafe menu includes a variety of American dishes including one of Texas’s top 50 burgers, according to the Texas Monthly vote in 2016. Cafe Modern is located inside the Modern Art Museum. It is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions but upon its reopening will offer an array of options. Cafe Modern uses local ingredients to create seasonal dishes for both museum visitors and dining guests. During normal hours, the cafe is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for brunch Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and for dinner on Friday nights from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Visitors can sit in the dining area or at the bar with a view of The Modern’s water and a grassy area containing the infamous metal tree sculpture in sight. Hidden gemsAngelo’s BBQ is located at the end of White Settlement Road near the Fort Worth Stockyards. Angelo’s offers a change in scenery for a log cabin, local treat feel. For over 60 years it has been serving the people of Fort Worth and even offering to ship its famous BBQ meats. Come in for poultry, beef, pork, flavored sausages and classic countrysides. Angelo’s offers a full bar and beer selection menu. Order a quick bite to-go or sit and stay awhile in the animal-covered dining hall. Angelo’s is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9-10 p.m., depending on the day.Lunch at Angelo’s BBQ. (Frances Wetherbee/TCU 360)Circle Donuts is a must. With donut holes that could rival Krispy Kreme and kolaches to satisfy any Texan in need of the classic Czech snack, this small pastry store has it all. Come to Circle Donuts for a morning treat or a hot cup of coffee. This small business is open from 5 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will send you on your way with its classic white bags labeled “Donut worry, be happy.”Quick frog favoritesEatzi’s offers a variety of options including warm daily specials, fresh sushi, salads, soups and pasta. The garlic bread and cinnamon rolls are unlike any other bakery with an equal level of quality in the charcuterie options. Eatzi’s market offers take-home items by the pound such as salmon or vegetable sides as well as daily themed specials. Pizza Fridays is a deal for $12 house-made pizzas or one pizza, one salad and one bottle of wine for $28.00 – a deal worth sharing!Choose to sit on the covered patio and listen to the Italian opera music or take your meal home, fully equipped with all the sauces and silverware one might need.Eatzi’s famous logo store front sign. (Frances Wetherbee/TCU 360)Dutch’s is a TCU fan favorite and has been a purple staple to the university restaurant scene. Its most recent edition, the Burrito Bar, gives students and burrito lovers a local twist on Chipotle-style Mexican food. Burrito Bar has both patio and indoor seating, as well as easy carry out options. Come in on Taco Tuesday for unbeatable deals, or order a traditional burrito, bowl or taco salad mix. Burrito Bar also serves up Tex-Mex breakfast favorites. Local classics HG Sply Co. is the perfect answer to a lunch or dinner spot if a member of the dining party has an allergy or intolerance of almost any kind. All items on the menu can be prepared gluten or dairy-free. The beloved Fort Worth location sits on the river with a large outdoor patio and bar scene with an option of beautiful indoor dining. HG is Fort Worth famous for its delicious vegan queso and kombucha mule drink. Choose from sandwiches, appetizers, salads or build-your-own bowls. Dine with your canine outside after a long walk along the adjacent trail or come in for brunch between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Texas tacosTorchy’s Tacos features crafty names and a lively scene. With names such as the Republican, the Democrat and the Trailer Park, Torchy’s offers tacos made from scratch and keeps the menu updated with monthly specials featuring a few vegetarian and a wide variety of meat options.While Torchy’s is not local to Texas exclusively, it is beloved by the DFW locals, visitors and TCU Horned Frogs with two locations in Fort Worth. Their specialty margaritas and queso put them on the map for a must-visit.  Torchy’s specialty queso dip. (TCU Student Media)Fine diningLonesome Dove is a perfect choice for a celebratory steak dinner.Located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards, the themed restaurant is easy to miss at first glance. Its small store front and boarded wooden doors make it blend in with the rest of the old west.Its unusual appetizer options including kangaroo carpaccio nachos or rabbit-rattlesnake sausage set this steak house apart from others for its menu alone. The restaurant is closely themed after the novel, Lonesome Dove. Choose from seafood to steak cuts and add in a southern side for the ultimate wild west experience. + posts Frances Wetherbeehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/frances-wetherbee/ ReddItlast_img read more

Alert US – Targeting of news outlets is sign of growing hostility towards the press

first_img October 26, 2018 Alert US – Targeting of news outlets is sign of growing hostility towards the press WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Receive email alerts United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas Organisation News TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP News News The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. Under the Trump administration, journalists have been especially vulnerable to hostile criticism, including directly from the president. Trump has frequently used inflammatory rhetoric to denigrate the media on Twitter, during press briefings, and at rallies around the nation. RSF_en Help by sharing this information center_img Follow the news on United States For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. April 28, 2021 Find out more Alarmingly, journalists are increasingly being subjected to violence, and it seems that the hostile rhetoric is at the very least partly to blame. Most recently, on October 24, CNN’s New York office received a suspicious package containing a pipe bomb that was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan. Although Brennan is a CNN contributor and not a journalist, the package was nevertheless delivered to the media outlet’s New York bureau. At a rally in Wisconsin the very same evening, President Trump criticized “acts or threats of political violence” against the press before blaming the news media for failing to “to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories.” He reiterated this sentiment in an October 26 tweet, disparaging “lowly rated CNN, and others” for criticizing the president “at will”. “Yet when I criticize them,” he continued, “they go wild and scream, ‘it’s just not Presidential!’” Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more “All of these attacks on news media outlets are indicative of the climate of hostility that the president and others who mimic him have encouraged towards the press,” said Margaux Ewen, Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “If journalists no longer feel safe to do their jobs, their First Amendment right to seek out and report on public information is undermined. Those in power and particularly the president must understand the gravity and very real consequences of their rhetoric.” NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 3, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned about the recent targeting of news media outlets like CNN as a sign of growing hostility towards the press in the United States, which has intensified under the Trump administration. to go furtherlast_img read more

Two journalists face five and six years in prison

first_imgNews August 28, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists face five and six years in prison News Reporters Without Borders expressed concern today that two independent Cuban journalists, Carlos Brizuela Yera and Léster Téllez Castro, might soon be given jail sentences of five and six years for subversion.”If the two journalists are convicted, it would bring to three the number of journalists imprisoned in Cuba for this reason. Only a few dictatorships in the world still use this offence as a reason for imprisonment,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Cuban President Fidel Castro calling for their immediate and unconditional release and the dropping of legal action against them.Ménard noted that Cuba was “the only country in Latin America where journalists are still formally imprisoned.” The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Abid Hussain, said in a January 2000 report that imprisonment for peaceful expression of opinion was a serious violation of human rights.Reporters Without Borders also called for the release of independent journalists Carlos Alberto Dominguez, imprisoned since February this year, and Bernardo Arévalo Padrón, who was jailed for six years on 28 November 1997 for insulting President Castro and Vice-President Carlos Lage.The government prosecutor’s office in the central province of Ciego de Avila has called for a six-year prison term for Téllez Castro, head of the Agencia de Prensa Libre Avileña (APLA), and five years for Brizuela Yera, who works for the Colegio de Periodistas Independientes de Camaguey (CPIC) agency. According to the website www.cubanet.org, eight human rights campaigners arrested and beaten along with the two journalists on 4 March this year also face prison terms of between two and seven years.All are accused of “insulting” President Fidel Castro, “disturbing public order” and “refusing to obey orders.” The date for their trial has not yet been announced.The two journalists were arrested on their way to visit Jesús Alvarez Castillo, correspondent of the Cuba Press agency in Ciego de Avila province, who had been hospitalised after being beaten up the same day by police. Téllez Castro is being held at Canaleta prison in Ciego de Avila and Brizuela Yera at a detention centre in the eastern province of Holguín. Both have smuggled out reports complaining about bad prison conditions.Domínguez, of the independent news agency Cuba Verdad, was arrested by four state security officials at his home last 23 February. He has reportedly been charged with “disturbing public order” and “refusing to obey orders.”   Requests by Arévalo Padrón, founder of the independent news agency Linea Sur Press, for parole have been rejected several times, though he has theoretically had a right to it since October 2000, when he had served half his sentence. October 12, 2018 Find out more Organisation New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Only government-controlled media are permitted in Cuba. Because they cannot publish in their own country, about 100 independent journalists rely on Cuban exile organisations in the United States to put out their articles, mostly on Internet websites. Last year, about 30 journalists were arrested and nearly 100 acts of intimidation against journalists were counted by Reporters Without Borders. About 50 independent journalists have been forced into exile abroad since 1995. President Castro is on Reporters Without Borders’ worldwide list of 42 “predators of press freedom.” CubaAmericas Receive email alerts CubaAmericas to go furthercenter_img News Help by sharing this information News October 15, 2020 Find out more May 6, 2020 Find out more Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Jail sentences of five and six years are being demanded for Carlos Brizuela Yera, of the news agency CPIC, and Léster Téllez Castro, head of the news agency APLA, who have been in jail since March for “insulting” President Fidel Castro.  Two other journalists – Bernardo Arévalo Padrón and Carlos Alberto Dominguez – are still in jail in Cuba. Follow the news on Cuba RSF_en RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiagolast_img read more