Things to do around DFW during TCU’s Commencement Ceremonies

first_imgDallas Zoo Visits Reunion TowerGeO-Deck the Halls at Reunion Tower in Dallas is hosting a joint event with the Dallas Zoo this holiday season. There will be an up-close and personal interaction with some of their mammals, birds, and reptiles. Adult tickets are $17. One of the nights is Friday, Dec. 14, the day before TCU’s commencement ceremonies. There will be an up-close and personal interaction with some of their mammals, birds, and reptiles. Adult tickets are $17.Whether you choose to stay in Fort Worth or venture off into Dallas or the suburbs, there are plenty of things to do during TCU’s commencement. Twitter Local West Nile Virus cases increase due to heavy rainfall ReddIt Facebook Recent TCU graduates share the struggles of adulting Linkedin The rink at Panther Island Ice, photo courtesy of CS DFW and Panther Island Ice. Gaylord’s ICE! displayPart of the display of ICE!, photo courtesy of NBC 5 News.A yearly Christmas tradition in the Dallas/Fort Worth area is Gaylord’s ICE! display located in Grapevine. ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer features over 2 million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures. But don’t worry, they provide the guests with a parka to wear during the exhibit. In addition to the ice sculpture maze, there are also ice slides and a life-sized gingerbread house. The general admission tickets are $18 and conclude on New Year’s Day.The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders performing at The Star, photo courtesy of NBC 5 News and the Dallas Cowboys.Christmas Spectacular EventEvery Friday until Christmas, The Star in Frisco hosts a Christmas Spectacular Event which includes performances by the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers, a special appearance by Santa, and more. Admission and parking are free. One of the gazebos at the Dallas Arboretum’s Christmas display, photo courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum. + posts The view from an Epic Helicopter ride, photo courtesy of Epic Helicopters.Helicopter Tours Every night of December, Epic Helicopters offer a Holiday Lights Tour of Fort Worth beginning at 6 p.m. The tours start and end at the Fort Worth Meacham International Airport. The cost of this holiday adventure is $179 per person.World’s Largest Light Maze and MarketA previous Enchant Christmas display, photo courtesy of Business Wire.The Texas Rangers may have finished their season, but that doesn’t mean Globe Life Park will be vacant for the rest of the year. Enchant Christmas is taking residency in the Arlington stadium by hosting the World’s Largest Light Maze and Market. The holiday treat will be operational until Dec. 30. The tickets begin at $20. Haley Polk A view from Holiday in the Park, photo courtesy of the city of Arlington.Six Flags Holiday in the ParkWhile in Arlington, feel free to swing by Six Flags Over Texas for its Holiday in the Park event. The amusement park transforms into a winter wonderland, where visitors can enjoy rides, games, and a meet and greet with Santa’s reindeers. The tickets begin at $50 for a day of Christmas adventure and last until Dec. 30. Linkedin ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printFrom ice skating to helicopter rides, there isn’t a shortage of fun things to do around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. TCU360 has narrowed down the top 10 must-do activities to do around North Texas before or after the commencement.Panther Island IcePanther Island Ice is an outdoor skating rink northeast of downtown Fort Worth. For $12, you can skate in Panther Island Ice’s seasonal rink and dine at the Coyote Canteen. More information can be found on their website.Casa Mañana staging their play, photo courtesy of Southlake Style and Casa Mañana.Casa MañanaFort Worth’s own Casa Mañana is staging their Twas the Night Before Christmas production from Nov. 23 to Dec. 23. There will be showings every weekend during the month. The tickets the weekend of TCU’s commencement begin at $21. Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution “The 12 Days of Christmas” The Dallas Arboretum has a “The 12 Days of Christmas” event every Wednesday through Sunday through the end of December. The exhibit involves 12 outdoor gazebos filled with costumed characters, music, and animals. Each gazebo will host a part of the song “The 12 Days of Christmas”. The tickets begin at $12 for members and $20 for non-members.Part of the 2006 decorations of the White House during the Bush administration, photo courtesy of Andrew Kaufmann.Christmas at the White HouseThe George W. Bush Library and Museum is hosting an event called Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the White House. This event allows visitors a glimpse into the decorations that were displayed in the White House in 2006. The event runs into 2019, so there is plenty of time to see the decorations. The tickets are $16 for adults. One of the animals that the Dallas Zoo has brought to Reunion Tower, photo courtesy of Visit Dallas. Twitter Previous articleEffort to add DEI to the core curriculum moves to Faculty SenateNext articleRecent TCU graduates share the struggles of adulting Haley Polk RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Haley Polkhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-polk/ Haley Polkhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-polk/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

North Sumatra hiking trail closed after tiger sightings

first_imgThe North Sumatra Forestry Agency has closed a hiking trail in a forested public park on Mount Sibayak, Karo regency, following Sumatran tiger sightings in the area.Ramlan Barus, the park’s technical unit head, said the trail would be closed indefinitely as of Friday. “We’ve closed the hiking trail to prevent human-wildlife conflict,” Ramlan said in a statement on Friday.He added that the park’s management was coordinating with the North Sumatra Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) to handle the tiger – or tigers – and prevent them from attacking residents and visitors.North Sumatra BKSDA head Hotmauli Sianturi said the agency would work with the Forestry Agency to investigate the multiple sightings on the mountain since August.“We’re trying to locate the tiger through trap cameras. Hopefully, we can track him down soon so we prevent the worst outcomes,” said Hotmauli. Read also: Planting right crops may prevent elephant-human conflicts: ExpertAuthorities have been receiving reports from residents about encounters with tigers for the past few months.According to the management of the Bukit Barisan Great Forest Park in the regency, at least two reports were made of sightings between August and September. On Sept. 30, officials received a report that a tiger was chasing a visitor’s car down a road in a forest near Mount Sibayak.Bukit Barisan Park official Ashido AS Mulia Munthe noted that the tiger was sighted in the forest, which is the animal’s habitat.“So far, we have no cases of human-wildlife conflict, as long as we respect the animal,” said Ashido.He added that park officials were routinely patrolling the area, including in the evening. He said they had prepared firecrackers to repel tigers in case they threatened residents or visitors. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Lady Trojans Volleyball Teams Get ‘W’s’

first_imgCourtesy of Trojans Coaches Cassie Laker and Rachel James. East Central Volleyball traveled to Oldenburg Academy tonight to face the Lady Twisters. The Lady Trojans came out on top 25-9, 25-21, and 25-16.‘We played very well in game one by keeping our errors very minimal. We didn’t do that as well in games two and three.’  EC Coach Cassie Laker.It was a good opportunity to get our juniors some solid varsity playing time. We have so much talent in the junior and senior classes that it’s hard on the juniors who deserve to be playing varsity but aren’t. We rested a few of our core players battling injury and illness. It was a night of change and adjustment.Game three was full of our own errors, but we played well enough to come out on top. That’s something we have to work on. Our number of errors has to drop if we want to succeed in the post season. The good news is, we have time to fix that problem.EC Varsity is now 8-4 on the season.EC Freshman Volleyball won in two tonight vs Colerain at home.Scores: 25-3 and 25-11.The girls totaled 33 aces – Skeens (8, 8/10 overall), McComas (9, 9/10), Langefeld (7, 7/8), and Campbell (9, 9/10) leading the team.   Skeens had two strategic tips, as did Langefeld, resulting in kills. Across the board, our front row players did an excellent job reading the hitters and transitioning off the net – two areas we have been working on improving. Gregg and Whitehead led in digs but all of our defensive specialists were consistent and communicative.‘This team gets better every game. We continue to work on maintaining our momentum and balancing great serves and missed serves, however, these girls are pushing themselves beyond good serves and focusing on power and placement. Additionally, serve receive was excellent with only one serve reception error. I’ve been challenging them via our serve receive formation and they have done a great job stepping up to meet that challenge. I’m proud to see improvements every game and seeing that they are having fun simultaneously.’  EC Coach Rachel James.EC current record is 5-0.  Next game is Thursday at home vs Lawrenceburg @ 5 PM.last_img read more

Pride and Jaguars duo penalised for CWI Code of Conduct breaches

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC) – Barbados Pride and the Guyana Jaguars’ Leon Johnson and Nial Smith have been penalised for breaching the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Code of Conduct during the first half of the Regional Four-Day Championship, CWI confirmed on Monday.Pride were fined for maintaining a slow over-rate against the Jaguars during their second-round match at Kensington Oval, from January 16 to 19. Johnson, the Jaguars captain, was fined while pacer Smith was reprimanded for Level 1 breaches of the Code – displaying behaviour that could be deemed as showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by action or verbal abuse – during the fourth-round match between Jaguars and Jamaica Scorpions at the Guyana National Stadium from February 6 to 9.Pride were reported by field umpires Danesh Ramdhanie and Christopher Taylor, as well as reserve umpire Troy Tudor, for being three overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration.Under the regulations, minor over-rate offences occur when a team fails to bowl one to five overs short of their target in the allotted time.The fine for a captain is 10 percent of his match fee for every over his side fails to bowl in the allotted time. Other team members are penalized five percent of their match fee for every over the team fails to bowl in the allotted time.As a result, Pride captain Kraigg Brathwaite was fined 30 percent of his match fee and the other members of the squad were fined 15 percent of their fees.Brathwaite pleaded guilty to the offence after the match and accepted the proposed sanction from CWI match referee Stephen Proverbs.Johnson and Smith also admitted to their respective offences and accepted the sanctions after being reported by field umpires Zahid Bassarath and Deighton Butler, and reserve umpire Ryan Banwarie.Match referee Colin Stuart fined Johnson 15 per cent of his match fee for the breach of Section 2.4 of the Code during the Jaguars’ second innings, when he was dismissed. The umpires reported that he stood his ground before leaving the wicket and waved his hands in anger while walking away, when he was given out lbw in the 16th over.Stuart gave Smith a reprimand for the same breach of the Code, which also occurred during the same innings, when the pacer was dismissed.The umpires reported that Smith stood his ground before leaving the wicket and made a questionable remark, when he was adjudged lbw in the 85th over.The sanctions that could have been imposed on Johnson and Smith for their Level 1 breaches were: an official warning/reprimand and/or fine of up to the equivalent of 50 per cent of player or team official’s match fee.CWI also announced Monday that Scorpions off-spinner Peat Salmon was suspended for having an illegal bowling action in the same match against Jaguars.last_img read more

Jordan Bell agrees to deal with Minnesota Timberwolves

first_imgAmid the Warriors’ flailing interest and a hope to maximize his role, Jordan Bell accepted a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, a league source confirmed to Bay Area News Group. Yahoo! Sports first reported the news.The Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz also expressed interest in Bell, according to a league source. But Bell found the Timberwolves most appealing … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile devicelast_img

Multistate listeria outbreak linked to Ohio Dole processing plant

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Since September 2015, CDC has been collaborating with public health officials in several states and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis). Listeria can cause a serious, life-threatening illness.Twelve people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria have been reported from six states since July 5, 2015. The number of ill people reported from each state is as follows: Indiana (1), Massachusetts (1), Michigan (4), New Jersey (1), New York (4), and Pennsylvania (1). WGS has been performed on clinical isolates from all 12 ill people and has shown that the isolates are highly related genetically.Listeria specimens were collected from July 5, 2015 to December 23, 2015. Ill people range in age from 3 years to 83, and the median age is 66. Sixty-nine percent of ill people are female. All 12 (100%) ill people reported being hospitalized, and one person from Michigan died as a result of listeriosis. One of the illnesses reported was in a pregnant woman.The outbreak can be illustrated with a chart showing the number of people who were diagnosed each week. This chart is called an epidemic curve or epi curve.Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence available at this time indicates that packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio and sold under various brand names are the likely source of this outbreak.State and local health departments are interviewing ill people about the foods they may have eaten or other exposures in the month before their illness began. Of five ill people who were asked about packaged salad, all five (100%) reported eating a packaged salad. Two (100%) of two ill people who specified the brand of packaged salad eaten reported various varieties of Dole brand packaged salad.As part of a routine product sampling program, the Ohio Department of Agriculture collected a Dole brand Field Greens packaged salad from a retail location and isolated Listeria. This packaged salad was produced at the Springfield, Ohio Dole processing facility. In January 2016, WGS showed that the Listeria isolate from the packaged salad was highly related genetically to isolates from ill people. This information linked the illnesses to Dole brand packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio.On January 21, 2016, Dole reported to CDC that it had stopped production at the processing facility in Springfield, Ohio. The company also reported that it is withdrawing packaged salads currently on the market that were produced at this facility. The withdrawal does not affect other Dole products.CDC recommends that consumers do not eat, restaurants do not serve, and retailers do not sell packaged salads produced at the Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio. These packaged salads were sold under various brand names, including Dole, Fresh Selections, Simple Truth, Marketside, The Little Salad Bar, and President’s Choice. The packaged salads can be identified by the letter “A” at the beginning of the manufacturing code found on the package. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest that packaged salads produced at other Dole processing facilities in the United States are linked to illness.CDC and state and local public health partners are continuing laboratory surveillance through PulseNet to identify additional ill people and to interview them. Updates will be provided when more information is available.last_img read more

An Honorable Challenge: 200 Thunderbird Geocaching Art

first_imgThe 200 Thunderbird Geo Art geocaches create a crystal clear picture that geocaching can extend beyond searching for a container outside. Geocaching means different things to different people. To many, geocaching is a reason to get outdoors, explore, and stay active. To others, geocaching is a challenge, a puzzle, or a creative outlet. To some, it is a venue for memorializing a certain event, location, or person. The 200 Thunderbird caches are a combination of all of the above.200 Thunderbird Geo Art trail, birds-eye viewDeveloped by timtreinen, X$r, Johnny Rango, and Danzilla, four cachers from southern Idaho, the 200 Thunderbird is Geo Art compiled of 200 caches. The trail is located near the Mountain Home Air force Base (AFB) in Mountain Home, Idaho and forms the shape of an F-16 Thunderbird fighter plane in honor of the men and women who have served on the base over the years.The Mountain Home AFB has been open since August of 1943 and has played a significant role in United States history. Cache developer timtreinen writes, “While we chose to do the F-16 as a nod to Mountain Home AFB and its men and women, we wanted the art to be part of something larger. We wanted it to be something our local area cachers would not only enjoy but be proud of, something they would want to invite their friends, locally and nationally, to come and enjoy with them.”Thunderbirds in flightAfter extensive research and preparation, the four cache creators spent ten hours placing all 200 caches in a single day. The plan was to have the entire Geo Art project ready in order to be introduced at the Western Idaho 11/11/11 Event. The event was orchestrated primarily by Johnny Rango and the League of Idaho Geocachers.According to timtreinen the plan worked, “By 11/11/11, we were ready. More than 75 people showed up from all over Idaho and neighboring states to enjoy the fun of launching this new Geo Art. Many of them braved the dark, wind, and cold that night to start caching the art. ”200 Thunderbird CrewHere’s the catch – this Geo Art is more than an organized compilation of traditional caches. Included in the 200 Thunderbird Geo Art are 15 Wherigo Caches, 12 Letterbox-hybrid Caches, 22 Multi-Caches, and 151 Traditional Caches. The effect of using different cache types creates a color-coordinated design.The Geo Art covers close to 5 square miles and is 5.7 miles long from top to bottom. Timtreinen states that, so far, “at least half a dozen others have finished the art with times ranging from 8 to 23 hours.”According to timtreinen, “Judging by the participation, it seems evident that we have accomplished our purpose to create something cachers can enjoy.”If you’re interested in popular existing  Geo Art designs, make sure to check out: Head Alien #01, PEACE SIGN SERIES #1: Can you feel the Peace?, and CREW Rookery #09 – Clyde Butcher (JP136).Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMoun10Bike’s top 10 geocachesMarch 19, 2019Similar postJanuary Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentFebruary 7, 2014In “Community”Spokane History GeoTourJanuary 8, 2016In “Community”last_img read more

5 Web Apps To Keep Your Startup Organized

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… In a world where emails, phone calls, texts, and Tweets constantly bombard us, it is getting harder and harder to manage the firehose of data and information being thrust our way. For young companies to succeed this environment, it is imparitive they become organized and efficient lest they fall behind and quickly become overwhelmed.While there is no shortage of online solutions, it can be hard to know which one is the right tool for the job, so here’s a list of five web applications to help kick-start your company and keep it organized without breaking the bank.Google Apps – Google’s collection of web apps includes solutions for corporate email accounts, calendars or contacts, but its best use for a new startup is with document sharing. Using Google Docs to collaborate on text documents, spreadsheets or even presentations is far more efficient than sending a file in an email attachment. In recent years, Zoho has become an increasingly competitive enterprise alternative to Google, even adding integration with Google Apps. Zoho has also introduced more features that help it stand out against Google Apps, including their own CRM solution that aims to compete with Salesforce.com.Basecamp – We here at ReadWriteWeb use Basecamp on a daily basis for managing ongoing projects and reviewing edits of our stories. Developed by 37signals, Basecamp offers a great interface with an easily read dashboard of the latest activity, as well as to-do lists, milestones and email alerts. For the on-the-go entrepreneur, there are a handful of mobile Basecamp apps ranging in features and price. Personally, I recommend using Insight for iPhone, which was rebranded from Encamp and recently recommended by 37signals.Dropbox – Whether it’s large financial spreadsheets, or Photoshop mockups of your website-to-be, you are going to need somewhere to store all your files. Dropbox makes all of these easy and relatively inexpensive, offering up to 100 GB for $20 a month. But it’s not just storage. Dropbox can automatically sync with folders on your desktop, creating an offsite backup of your vital startup files in the cloud, which any member of your staff can access. An alternative solution would be to use Box.net, however their pricing plans are higher than Dropbox’s and are aimed at larger corporations.Dimdim – The next time you find yourself struggling to explain an intricate concept to your coworkers through a text document or presentation, check out Dimdim and use the power of screen-sharing to make your point crystal clear. One of Dimdim’s best features is that their product works entirely from within your web browser without the need to download or install any extra software.Screen-sharing services like Dimdim can save a young company hundreds if not thousands of dollars in travel expenses by providing a much more efficient way to meet and share information. Also a notable service in this space is Citrix’s GoToMeeting. However, like Box.net to Dropbox, its pricing is much higher than Dimdim’s.MindMeister – Between the last two semesters of graduate school, I worked on a collaborative ten-week reporting project, and used online mind-mapping app MindMeister extensively to stay organized. The application is a great way to keep those more abstract ideas organized in an easy-to-understand way. Countless startups have mapped out their product ideas and business plans on giant whiteboards, and now the whiteboard has gone digital. MindMeister makes it easy to create and share mind maps and flow charts, and best of all, its free to get started.Photo by Flickr user simax. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market chris cameron Tags:#start#startups center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

Shaken by Chiefs, Pirates take shot at Final 4 vs Altas

first_imgMOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans San Sebastian hopes to stay in the thick of the fight for the last Final Four berth as it collides with St. Benilde at 4 p.m.Coming off a 76-65 loss to San Beda, the Stags face the dangerous Blazers, who turned in their best performance of the season last Thursday when they beat the Altas, 83-55.But while San Sebastian is hoping to stay in step with Letran and Emilio Aguinaldo College, which won their games last Tuesday, St. Benilde, with a 3-9 record, is looking to avoid early elimination.The Altas, who have a 4-7 record, have shown flashes of competitive fire against the top teams in the league.Perpetual Help coach Jimwell Gican hopes MVP leader Prince Eze and veterans GJ Ylagan, AJ Coronel, Keith Pido and Gab Dagangon can rise to the challenge and pin a first loss on the Pirates.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups But while the Pirates have been untouchable this season, they nearly fell on the wrong end of an upset last Friday before surviving the Arellano Chiefs, 94-92.Lyceum coach Topex Robinson hopes the narrow win will serve as a wake-up call for the Pirates to not take other teams for granted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I was actually ready for my speech, telling the team that we’re not invincible,” said Robinson. “But the lesson there is that if we’re not gonna play our basketball, any team could beat us.”The Pirates have a wide array of weapons though as the likes of Reymar Caduyac, MJ Ayaay and JV and JC Marcelino stepped up down the stretch when CJ Perez fouled out. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn the midst of a historic run, Lyceum shoots for a first Final Four appearance when it clashes with Perpetual Help on Thursday in NCAA Season 93 basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Pirates, who have won their first 12 games of the season, can clinch the first postseason berth since joining the league in 2009 if they beat the Altas in the 2 p.m. duel.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. So, Aronian held to semis drawslast_img read more