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Bus and train gains push up profits at FirstGroup

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Bus and train gains push up profits at FirstGroup Share Wednesday 3 November 2010 9:32 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com TRANSPORT company FirstGroup credited a surge in passengers and tighter cost control for its 14.3 per cent rise in underlying profit for the first half of the year yesterday. The group’s pre-tax profit nearly trebled to £82m, while profit from continuing operations gained more than 14 per cent to £77.7m during the six months to October. The firm used its cashflow and favourable currency rates to pay down 7.7 per cent of its debt pile, which now stands at £2.19bn, and raise its dividend seven per cent to 7.12p. “We have exceeded our goal for cash generation and we have increased our target for the year from £150m to £180m, and most importantly this is excluding business disposal proceeds,” said chief executive Tim O’Toole, who replaced founder Moir Lockhead on 1 November. “We were still able to deliver despite challenging conditions.”Rail operations, which include the First Capital Connect and First Great Western lines, gained 4.4 per cent in passenger revenues.UK bus operations, which carry 3m passengers a day, saw revenue rise by 1.3 per cent. However, revenue fell 0.9 per cent at the group’s US school bus business, First Student. First Transit, which provides outsourced transit services in the US, enjoyed a 5.5 per cent rise in revenue. last_img read more

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China criticises US dollar

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp China criticises US dollar whatsapp KCS-content Sharecenter_img CHINESE President Hu Jintao yesterday called the US-dollar-dominated international currency system a “product of the past”. He added that it would be a “fairly long process” to make China’s own currency an international one.He also said “the liquidity of the US dollar should be kept at a reasonable and stable level”. China has argued that the Federal Reserve’s November decision to buy $600bn (£378m) in US government bonds would undermine the greenback’s value and lead to competitive currency devaluations by other countries. China is the largest holder of US debt.The Chinese president responded to complaints that China does not always treat foreign companies registered in China fairly. “Their innovation, production and business operations in China enjoy the same treatment as Chinese enterprises,” he said. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com Sunday 16 January 2011 11:04 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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NC legislators pass sports betting expansion study bill

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter North Carolina’s legislature has passed a bill to conduct a study into the expansion of sports betting and the establishment of a new regulatory body in the state. Topics: Sports betting North Carolina’s legislature has passed a bill to conduct a study into the expansion of sports betting and the establishment of a new regulatory body in the state.The bill must still be ratified by Governor Roy Cooper become it passes into law.Senate Bill 574 was originally intended to create a new regulatory body, the North Carolina Gaming Commission, which itself would conduct a study into expanding sports betting in North Carolina.However, when the bill passed to a conference committee after the Senate made significant changes, this removed the language that would have seen the state Lottery Commission converted into the Gaming Commission, giving it a broader regulatory scope.The Lottery Commission will now contract an independent third party to research the effects of creating a gaming commission and expanding sports betting beyond tribal lands. It will present its findings Joint Legislative Oversight Committee by April 15, 2020.Read more on iGB North America. Regions: US North Carolina 3rd September 2019 | By Daniel O’Boylecenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter NC legislators pass sports betting expansion study bill Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

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Swissport Tanzania Plc (SWISS.tz) 2013 Annual Report

first_imgSwissport Tanzania Plc (SWISS.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Swissport Tanzania Plc (SWISS.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swissport Tanzania Plc (SWISS.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swissport Tanzania Plc (SWISS.tz)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileSwissport Tanzania Plc is an aviation service provider in Tanzania providing ground and cargo handling services, as well as executive aviation and aviation security services at Julius Nyerere International Airport and Kilimanjaro International Airport. Its services include aviation fueling and aircraft maintenance services. Swissport Tanzania has extended its footprint and offers aviation services at Songwe Airport and Mtwara Airport in Tanzania. The company was founded in 1984 and its head office is based in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Swissport Tanzania is a subsidiary of Swissport International Limited. Swissport Tanzania Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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World Cup 2015: South Africa 46-6 Samoa

first_img TAGS: HighlightSamoa This was a game of breathtaking physicality, but South Africa merely rode it out and played smart rugby win this contest, cranking up the pressure in the second half. There were genuine moments of brilliance too, with both full-backs Willie Le Roux and Tim Nanai-Williams playing wonderful, evasive rugby, while big forwards like Schalk Burger and Eben Etzebeth slogged forward. A hat-trick for JP Pietersen will live long in his memory – particularly his long-range interception – and the lineout was a real weapon.So when Schalk Brits rode a driving maul all the way to the line for South Africa’s fourth try, there was a clear sense of relief in the ground. After that the pressure was off and Pietersen scored his third with ease and Habana closed out the contest with a long-range effort. Six tries is a handsome return for a good day’s work against a team of Samoa’s strength.This was calculated stuff from the Springboks and they will go into their game against Scotland with renewed energy.Fine showing: Tim Nanai-Williams kept the Boks guessingWHAT’S HOTHeads-up stuff from the big men – When Fourie du Preez is in this mood, rhythmically pushing South Africa on, they play well. But the Springboks weren’t just ploughing into the Samoans. After being hit so hard by TJ Ioane that he coughed up the ball – and nearly a lung too, by the look of the tackle – Schalk Burger decided the change tactic. He kept running at Ioane, who was thumping into contact all game, but drew him and passed. It was a simple change, but meant another runner could attack at a better angle outside Ioane’s shoulder. The link man is a role he performs well for the Stormers.Samoan flair – Tim Nanai-Williams may not be the biggest of blokes – particularly in a team of monsters like Samoa – but he is darned evasive. His nimble running and keenness to offload sparked the Samoans. And when he did, others wanted to join in with offloads of their own. When South Africa followed suit in the second half, with some sweet play from Etzebeth, de Villiers and Le Roux a standout.Brothers in arms – George Pisi came on in minute 66, joining his brothers Ken and Tusi to become the first trio of brothers to be on the field for a World Cup game. A proud day indeed.Springboks lineouts – They looked secure on their ball, threatened the Samoans on theirs, and right at the start of the game they ploughed deep into Samoa’s territory thanks to a colossal driving maul. It was a part of their set-piece that functioned well. However…Real strength: The South African maulWHAT’S NOTBok scrums – You cannot bank on the Boks scrum at the moment. They didn’t get embarrassed, but they never looked settled either. To be one of the key contenders in this World Cup, a stable platform is a minimum requirement. With the Test experience of some of their starters, they really should be solid.Play-acting – Okay, so a few sly digs at the bottom of a ruck caused a minor moment of unpleasantness (handbags, we usually call it), but on the other side of it was the theatrical fall of Alesana Tuilagi, who flopped to the ground after being pulled back by JP Pietersen. He then got up and petulantly shoved his opposite man. He didn’t have to go down. If anything a man of his size going down looks silly anyway, but he could have got the penalty anyway.Pitch invasions – A pumped-up Bok fan broke onto the pitch, came to the side of a ruck during play and was pulled away by Vavao Afemai just as Duane Vermeulen tried to grab him as well. The stewards hauled him off. It was an embarrassing moment. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A good day’s work: JP Pietersen had a superb day, scoring three tries center_img Space invader: The invading spectator is removed from the fieldSTATISTICS23 – TJ Ioane trucked out for 23 tackles, dwarfing anyone else’s totals75% – South Africa’s territory in the last ten minutes4 – The number of lineout steals from South AfricaSouth Africa: Willie le Roux; JP Pietersen, Jean de Villiers (Pat Lambie 72), Damian de Allende (Jesse Kriel 48), Bryan Habana; Handre Pollard, Fourie du Preez (Ruan Pienaar 74); Tendai Mtawarira (Trevor Nyakane 62), Adriaan Strauss (Schalk Brits 67), Jannie du Plessis (Frans Malherbe 53), Eben Etzebeth, Victor Matfield (Lood de Jager 54), Francois Louw, Schalk Burger (Siya Kolisi 68), Duane Vermeulen.Tries (6): Pietersen 3, Burger, Brits, Habana Pens: Pollard 4 Cons: Pollard, LambieSamoa: Tim Nanai-Williams; Ken Pisi, Paul Perez, Rey Lee-Lo, Alesana Tuilagi (George Pisi 66); Mike Stanley (Tusi Pisi 53), Kahn Fotuali’i (Vavao Afemai 77); Sakaria Taulafo (Viliamu Afatia 63), Motu Matu’u (Ole Avei 51), Census Johnston (Anthony Perenise 51), Teofilo Paulo, Iosefa Tekori (Faifili Levave 47), TJ Ioane, Jack Lam, Ofisa Treviranus (Vavae Tuilagi 61).Pens: Stanley 2Atttendance: 39, 526Referee: Wayne Barnes Man of the match: Handre Pollardlast_img read more

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LONG ISLAND: Former Bishop Suffragan Martin dies at 99

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Tampa, FL Submit an Event Listing [Episcopal News Service] Former Episcopal Diocese of Long Island Bishop Suffragan Richard Beamon Martin, 99, of Brooklyn, New York, died April 11 at the Bishop Henry B. Hucles Episcopal Nursing Home in Brooklyn.Martin served as bishop suffragan from 1967 to 1974. Ordained to the priesthood in February 1943, he served congregations in Virginia, South Carolina and Brooklyn, and was archdeacon in the Diocese of Southern Virginia, before being elected suffragan.The diocese said that no arrangements have been settled. However, a service to celebrate his life and mission is tentatively scheduled for April 16 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City. Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Obituary, Rector Belleville, IL 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 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY April 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm I am honored to have shared the same birthdate with Bp Martin and have known him for more than 35 years. He was always kind and supportive to me and my family. I will ever be grateful to God for the bishop’s witness. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID People Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 April 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm The bishop arrived for Confirmation @ a parish in Richmond, Virginia, where I served in the ’80s as Rector. The issue of a man of color placing hands on the heads of two Cambodians, who were refugees and who became Christians, could have been explosive. Instead, he approached the issue graciously, as already noted in his gentle spirit. He also provided great counsel. May his soul rest in peace. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group April 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm I got to know Bishop Martin when I lived on Long Island in the late 1960s. He was a very warm and gracious gentleman and a devout Christian leader. May he rest in peace! Percival George Brown says: Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted Apr 11, 2012 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ July 25, 2013 at 10:04 am Bishop Martin is a friend of our family. My grandfather Joseph Simmons is a close friend. He actually did my grandfather’s eulogy which was a great gift to the family and to the church family.When you listen to his sermons you always felt the stong presence of God. Rest well in the eternal presence of God. You influenced my spiritual life and stedfast faith in Christ Jesus. Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release 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 An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ walter f hendricks, III says: April 15, 2012 at 10:32 pm I was blessed to know BIshop Martin when you were in his presence you felt the spirt of God.The world has lost a great man. 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City Council says goodbye to Commissioner Dean

first_img “I would like to thank Commissioner Dean for nearly 25 years of service to the city of Apopka.  His contributions during that time are many, including the Apopka Community Garden bearing his name.  I have enjoyed serving alongside him for the past year, and although the friendly banter we share at city events will be missed, I hope Commissioner Dean enjoys a well-deserved retirement and I congratulate him on his success.”Commissioner Kyle Becker: “His contributions are many. I congratulate him on his success.” Despite spirited discussions, heated debates, and split votes, all members of City Council respected Dean’s accomplishments and public serviceOn Wednesday Commissioner Billie Dean told The Apopka Voice that he will retire from office at the end of his sixth term which ends in 2018. His retirement will conclude one of the true firebrands in Apopka political history. Despite his passion from the dais, which was often targeted at specific Council members, the Council respects his passion and honored his service.Commissioner Diane Velazquez: He tackled difficult and unpopular subjects without fearing the opposition.”“I would like to congratulate Vice Mayor/Commissioner Billy Dean on his retirement from public service after deciding not to run for re-election in 2018,” said Commissioner Diane Velazquez, who will become the senior member of the City Commissioners if she is re-Mayor Joe Kilsheimer: “His voice will not be easily replaced.”elected in 2018. “Commissioner Dean is our longest servicing public official in the Apopka City Council and deserves our respect and admiration for his 25 years of dedicated service. His wealth of knowledge in Agriculture and in Apopka history gave him an edge in many of the decisions he made as an elected official. His passion was apparent and he used his life experience as a tool to better serve the community and Apopka’s residents. Commissioner Dean was not and is not a person that is afraid or suffers from the effects of fear or apprehension. He will and has tackled difficult and unpopular subjects without fearing the opposition. I personally respect him for not wavering in his beliefs. I wish him the very best and good health. I have no doubt Commissioner Dean will finish his term advocating for the residents of Apopka and will continue to be the steadfast individual that has made him a person that many in our community respect and admire. Good luck and God Bless you, Commissioner Dean.”Despite the spirited discussions, heated debates, and split votes, Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer points out Dean’s mission to be a voice for those most in need of help in the Apopka community. “Since I’ve known him, Vice Mayor Dean has been a forceful advocate for the under-served in our community,” Kilsheimer said. “His voice will not be easily replaced.” The Anatomy of Fear I will say goodbye to you, Vice Mayor and Commissioner Dean when you leave elected office next year in April, when your term is up. It’s too early for me to say goodbye to you yet, after all, you still have months and months of time left to give the rest of the city council members some well deserved tongue lashings…..LOL Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT Mama Mia LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply  Commissioner Kyle Becker has only been on Council a little over a year, but he too recognizes Dean’s accomplishments.Commissioner Doug Bankson: “Commissioner Dean has served this community from the heart.”  Doug Bankson is also a first-term commissioner that believes experience and new ideas should be blended in an effective City Council. He praised the heart that Dean brought to his time on the City Council. “I congratulate Commissioner Dean on his many years of service and will miss him from the council,” he said. “Though there is something to be said for fresh faces and new ideas, there is an inherent value in experience and the wisdom that can come with it. The mix of wisdom and freshness is a good blend, and they give a sense of both stability and excitement. I am thankful for the solid base that others leave us to build upon. I’m hopeful that Commissioner Dean’s years of service will be honored and we should be thankful for men such as this. It takes a lot to be a public servant, and Commissioner Dean has served this community from the heart. I pray blessings for he and Isadora as they enjoy the good fruits of their lives.” Reply May 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm TAGSApopka City CouncilCommissioner Billie Dean Previous articleThe holiday is over for termites at the APD on Memorial DayNext articleNelson explores partnership opportunities Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Web sites every fundraiser should visit

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 July 1999 | News Web sites every fundraiser should visit Ken sends periodic e-mail updates of interest to fundraisers. To receive these updates, for which there is no charge, contact Ken Wyman.Read Ken’s report, reproduced on UK Fundraising with kind permission. Canadian fundraiser and trainer Ken Wyman has just published “The Wyman Report: Web Sites Every Fundraiser Should Visit” to those who subscribe to his e-mail news list. These are “12+ useful sites that non-profit groups should know about”, and Ken has kindly included UK Fundraising in the list.Canadian fundraiser and trainer Ken Wyman has just published “The Wyman Report: Web Sites Every Fundraiser Should Visit” to those who subscribe to his e-mail news list. These are “12+ useful sites that non-profit groups should know about”, and Ken has kindly included UK Fundraising in the list.Of UK Fundraising Ken writes: “the Internet was never bound by geography, so don’t be concerned with this site’s UK disposition. This web page has developed a strong following based upon its library services and in-depth coverage of events, jobs, news, grants and funding. It also has a great feature called ‘stay in touch’ which e-mails you about site updates.” Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

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Previewing the Alamo Bowl: TCU vs Oregon

first_imgFacebook Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings Dean Straka Facebook TCU warms up for its home game against West Virginia on Oct. 29, 2015. Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Previous articleTrevone Boykin suspended for Alamo Bowl after San Antonio bar fightNext articleTCU student reports home invasion Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships 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 ReddIt + posts ReddIt Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printWith starting quarterback Trevone Boykin suspended only two days before No. 11 TCU football kicks off the New Year by facing the No. 15 Oregon Ducks in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, the Frogs will have to turn to senior Bram Kohlhausen to take the reins.After finishing 10-2 on the regular season and No. 3 in the Big 12 conference, it is the Frogs’ first time playing in the Alamo Bowl. On the other hand, it will be the second appearance for the Ducks in three years after finishing 9-3 and No. 3 in the Pac-12 conference this season.Boykin was suspended by head coach Gary Patterson after being arrested for hitting a police officer, resisting arrest and public intoxication in San Antonio early Thursday morning.The matchup comes a year after many projected TCU to play Oregon in the 2015 Rose Bowl game as part of the inaugural college playoff, a matchup that never materialized after TCU dropped from No. 3 to No. 6 in the final week of the 2014 season.When the Ducks and Frogs battle it out on Jan. 2, it will be a contest between two of the most explosive and high-tempo offenses in the nation, but there will be several key players missing once again for TCU’s offense.Boykin threw for a whopping 3,575 yards this season and rushed for 612 yards, the second highest rushing yardage on the team this season. Boykin finished with 22 passing touchdowns and nine rushing touchdowns. Twitter users reacted with shock to the news of Boykin’s arrest.[<a href=”//storify.com/dwstraka49/reaction-to-trevone-boykin-incident” target=”_blank”>View the story “Reaction to Trevone Boykin incident ” on Storify</a>]With Boykin out just two days before gameday, the Frogs will likely turn to senior Bram Kohlhausen to start at quarterback. Kohlhausen saw action against Kansas and Oklahoma, nearly leading the Frogs to overcome a 30-13 deficit against the Sooners in the fourth quarter on Nov. 21.It will be quite the challenge for Kohlhausen to be as effective as Boykin in this contest however, given the Frogs have been practicing with Boykin at quarterback the past month. The other option would be for redshirt freshman Foster Sawyer to get the nod. Sawyer started at quarterback against Oklahoma, but he threw four interceptions in the loss.The Frogs will also be without senior wide receiver Josh Doctson, whose college career came to an end after he suffered a wrist injury late in the season. Doctson was responsible for 15 touchdown receptions this season and caught for 1,327 yards. Doctson’s absence will force receivers such as senior Kolby Listenbee and sophomore Emanuel Porter to fill in the gap. Listenbee caught for 598 passing yards this season, second behind Doctson.It will be a homecoming for TCU tailback Aaron Green, a San Antonio native. Green rushed for 1,171 yards this season on 219 carries, recording 10 touchdowns.On the other hand, Oregon will be led by quarterback Vernon Adams, Jr. After being injured early in the season, a period in which the Ducks went 3-3, Adams has bounced back nicely to lead the Ducks to a six-game winning streak entering the game. Adams had a 64.6 percent completion rate this season and threw for 2,446 yards and 25 touchdowns.The Frogs will also have to watch out for Oregon running back Royce Freeman. Freeman rushed for 1,706 yards this season and recorded 14 touchdowns for the ducks. Wide receiver Bralon Addison could also be a threat, leading the Ducks receiving corps with 58 receptions for 775 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.While the offenses may be two of the best when fully healthy, the defenses are a different story.TCU has historically been known for its solid defense, but the squad has not been the difference maker for the Frogs this season like it has in years past. The Frog defense was plagued with more injuries than any team would care to count. The squad enters the game No. 60 in the nation, allowing averages of 182.3 rushing yards and 214.3 passing yards per game.That said, the Frogs’ defense should not be underestimated entering the game. The squad still has experienced players such as senior defensive tackle Davion Pierson, senior defensive end Mike Tuaua and senior safety Derrick Kindred who can step up and make the big plays when it matters most. It was revealed earlier this week that Kindred played with a broken collarbone this season.There remain numerous first year players who have been forced to start, but now with a full season under their belts and four weeks to prepare, expect the Frogs’ defense to put up a respectable performance in this one.The Oregon defense, however, appears to face an incredible uphill battle in the Alamo Bowl. Ranked 114th in the nation, the Ducks have allowed an average of 301.2 passing yards in the nation – No. 124 of 128 Division I schools. They are also No. 68 when it comes to rushing, allowing an average of 179.2 yards per game. The Frogs’ offense will have the opportunity to take advantage of Oregon’s defensive woes when they take the field, so expect a lot of passing from the Frogs.Final Thoughts and PredictionYesterday I would have said get ready for a Texas-style shootout, with more than 100 points scored and 1,000 yards of total offense. Things took a twist when the Boykin announcement came out this morning. With Boykin out, the Frogs’ offense won’t be the same formidable squad everyone expected it to be coming into this game. Kohlhausen has shown potential, but last minute adjustments at quarterback can throw off everyone’s routine on offense. It hurts even more when your team leader all season is suddenly gone.The Ducks now have a huge offensive edge in this one, considering they are fully healthy and are riding the momentum of a six-game winning streak. That said, the Frogs will have to use their defensive edge and play like they did against Oklahoma, when they were last without Boykin and Doctson, to have any shot in this one. That is easier said than done though, especially when a team is already demoralized.Prediction – Oregon 42, TCU 31 Linkedinlast_img read more

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Celebrate Day of the Dead

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Cover Story Celebrate Day of the Dead By ANGELA MORGAN Published on Monday, November 2, 2015 | 11:45 am Community News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTiger Woods Is ‘Different Man’ 10 Years After ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that celebrates loved ones who have departed. It is a day to pray for the deceased and take the time to remember them. El Patron, a local Mexican restaurant, is upholding this tradition with a celebration on November 2nd.The celebration will include Aztec Fire Dancers, who will honor the departed with a traditional dance. “They come up into the restaurant and do it here like a smaller dance here in memory of their ancestors,” said Alex of El Patron.Pictures of customers who have passed will be on display inside El Patron so loved ones and guests can remember these individuals. “We’re celebrating our ancestors as if they are alive, “ explained Alex. This may seem foreign to some but this is a concept that is time honored and beloved in the Mexican culture.The Day of the Dead also brings out traditional dishes. The most traditional fares such as, sweet bread, mole and arroz con leche. They will also serve a marinated goat birria. Goat may seem like a strange choice but according to Alex, the goat is “a different taste. It’s a lot more tender, it all depends on how you treat it. We marinate it on our sauce…it’s very juicy and tender.”He acknowledges not a lot of people have had goat and explained that is one of the reasons why they added it to the menu. “Most restaurants make birria. They do it with the beef, beef birria.” But El Patron took tradition to the next level by offering this updated classic. traditional Mexican dishes that will both delight and amaze your taste buds.Start your own tradition this year by celebrating Day of the Dead with El Patron.El Patron is located at 2555 N Lake Ave, Altadena. Call (626) 296-2818 or visit www.elpatrononline.com for more information. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuffcenter_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community Newslast_img read more