TCU and Paschal communities celebrate the life of incoming TCU baseball player

first_imgFacebook Garrett Podell Facebook ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett Podell TCU Head Baseball Coach Jim Schlossnagle and TCU Baseball Player Luken Baker attended Drew Medford’s vigil at Paschal High School Thursday night Twitter Garrett Podell printBoth of the school communities on Berry Street, TCU and Paschal High School, came together Thursday night to celebrate the life of a 2016 Paschal graduate and incoming TCU baseball player.Drew Medford died in a one-vehicle crash on the Chisholm Trail Parkway early on Thursday. The wreck occurred around 2:30, near the Interstate 20 exit, according to a statement from Texas Department of Public Safety and Texas Highway Patrol Staff Lieutenant Lonny Haschel.Medford, who was set to pitch at TCU next season, was the MVP of District 4-6A, Paschal baseball head coach Darrell Preston said.However, Medford was more than just an athlete, as friends, family, Horned Frogs and Panthers alike remembered Medford in a vigil on the Paschal practice football field around 5 p.m.“He had one of the biggest hearts in the world,” Zach Shaw, one of Medford’s close friends from high school, said. “Drew Medford was the one of the most genuine, most kind, and caring people I have ever had the pleasure of encountering.”Medford was known for his ability to make people smile. “He just made everybody laugh and was such a great guy to be around,” said Lauren Callaghan, an incoming TCU freshman.Almost the entire practice football field was full, as it was nearly impossible to see the grass with so many people coming to pay their respects.“This is amazing,” Preston said. “I look out here and all I see is nothing but love for Drew Medford, and I think its fitting that it’s raining, just like all the tears that are falling right now because he was such an unbelievable person.”Despite the downpour, the entire crowd stayed throughout the entirety of the vigil. Medford’s friends and family displayed the traits he was most known for: his spirit.“Drew Medford taught us something: how not to quit,” Preston said. “Drew Medford won, I see it looking at all of our faces, and he’s looking down at us today and always will be.”Paschal head football coach and assistant baseball coach Matt Miracle also praised Medford for his never-give-up attitude.“We have a strong community here at Paschal, and we don’t stay down, we get back up and keep pushing forward,” Matt Miracle said. “We all know that’s what Drew would want us to do.”Many TCU athletes attended Medford’s vigil, including TCU head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle and TCU baseball players Luken Baker, Brian Howard and Michael Landestoy, among others.Schlossnagle issued a statement on Medford’s passing Thursday morning.“Our program lost another teammate this morning in Drew Medford,” Schlossnagle said. “We ask that you please keep the Medford family in your thoughts and prayers.”Some TCU volleyball players were also in attendance, as well as TCU basketball player Karviar Shepherd.Paschal and TCU students and alums alike all agreed that Drew Medford made an impact on their lives.“This right here, all of these people, just goes to show the impact that he made,” Shaw said. “Each and every one of you knew him, and he grew on all of us every day.”Paschal principal Terri Mossige summarized a theme of Medford’s vigil: unity. “Never ever underestimate the spirit of a community,” Mossige said. “We stand together.”It’s undeniable that Medford had an ability that only a select few in the world of sports possess — the ability to bring people together.“He was more than just an athlete, he brought all of us closer,” Shaw said. “There’s not enough to say about him.” Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Garrett Podell Garrett Podell Twitter Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee ReddIt TAGSphotos Linkedin Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Previous articleWomen’s golf: Striving to be the bestNext articleRain doesn’t stop Chancellor’s Assembly salute to Class of 2020 Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 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. Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Linkedinlast_img read more

PREMIUMWage based on productivity? Not yet for Indonesia, Airlangga says

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Facebook Linkedin Topics : Google Log in with your social account Indonesia has yet to implement a productivity-based minimum wage despite a recent study suggesting that the country’s productivity in the manufacturing industry is lower than that of its peers in Southeast Asia.Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the country would need to provide jobs for 7 million unemployed Indonesians, adding that investment in labor-intensive industries would be able to provide the much-needed jobs.“We are still implementing provincial or regional minimum wage, which increase is […] not based on productivity,” said Airlangga during an interview with The Jakarta Post on Monday. “We have yet to implement productivity-based minimum wage due to public backlash.”“Productivity is high in the country’s capital-intensive industries because of automation but we need to create jobs throug… labor workers productivity wages minimum-wage Airlangga-Hartarto Coordinating-Economic-Minister JETRO surveylast_img read more

Cricket News ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Less than 100 days to go for marquee event

first_imgAustraliaThe five-time World Champions are currently undergoing a slump. They lost both the bilateral ODI series at home to South Africa and India. With some of their key players returning, they will be hoping to defend their title. However, in their last eight ODIs in England, Australia have lost six and two were no-results. This edition will be an uphill task for them.Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma will be the key for the Indian cricket team in England.IndiaVirat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are one of the favourites to win the trophy this time. In the last three years, they have lost just one bilateral ODI series but it came in England. They won a bilateral series in Australia for the first time while they eliminated their 10-year jinx in New Zealand. The team is building serious momentum and it will require something special for opposition teams to prevent them for reaching the knock-outs.PakistanThis team should never-ever be underestimated. In bilateral series, they blow hot and cold. In ICC tournaments, their mercurial nature makes them the ultimate dark horse. In their title triumphs of 1992, 2009 and 2017, they started off poorly but turned around their fortunes in spectacular style. They will be mounting another strong challenge in a country where they have done well in the past.New ZealandThe team finally broke their knock-out jinx and entered the final in the previous edition of the World Cup in Australia. Although their momentum took a hit with a 1-4 drubbing at the hands of India, New Zealand are forever the dark horses and they can surprise a few opposition.South AfricaThey are forever associated with the word ‘chokers’. Be it their exits in 1992, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015, they have gone out in bizarre and heart-breaking circumstances. The team builds momentum before the tournament but they somehow squander the opportunity when the main tournament is played. Will 2019 witness another choke or will they break the shackles minus AB de Villiers?Sri LankaThey have endured a horrible 2018, losing most of their games across formats. In the previous ICC tournament, Sri Lanka sprung a surprise by defeating India. However, they have a young crop of players and the format of the tournament is such that they can go the distance provided they are consistent.West IndiesThey managed to squeeze into the main event by the skin of their teeth. They had to play the ICC qualifiers in Zimbabwe and they entered the final. Although they lost to Afghanistan, they are currently experiencing a resurgence after winning the Test series against England. With Chris Gayle announcing that this will be his last ODI stint, West Indies will be determined to give him a fitting send-off.BangladeshThey experienced the ultimate high by entering the quarterfinal of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. However, since then, they have experienced a slump. They have an experienced core in Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza and Mushfiqur Rahim. With Mustafizur Rahman getting back to form, Bangladesh have the potential to go the whole distance.AfghanistanThe team has sparkled on the world stage and have put in some memorable performances. If they manage to upset one or two teams in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019, then it will not be a surprise. All hopes hinge on Rashid Khan, their champion legspinner and some exciting players like Mujeeb Ur Rahman Zadran.The format of the tournament gives all the teams a chance to stay in contention. Which team will come out on top and lift the trophy? That question will be answered in July. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The build-up has begun. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is now less than 100 days away. The tournament, which will be held in England after a gap of 20 years, will revert to the 1992 World Cup format in which all the teams play each other. One team will play a total of nine games and the top four sides will qualify directly for the semi-finals. This is the fifth time that England are hosting the World Cup, having played hosts in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999. West Indies won the first two editions while India won the World Cup in 1983. Australia started their domination with a win over Pakistan in Lord’s in 1999.With the World Cup fast approaching, here is how each team will be aiming to build momentum for the tournament which will begin on May 30 between England and South Africa at The Oval.EnglandThe team have won nine consecutive bilateral ODI series and are building serious momentum. Eoin Morgan’s side are the best team in the ODI format currently. In their previous ICC tournament, they lost in the semi-final of the Champions Trophy to Pakistan. With India and Australia winning the 2011 and 2015 World Cup in their own backyard, 2019 presents England their greatest-ever chance to break their jinx in the 50-over World Cup. One feels that if England do not win the World Cup now, they might never win it. highlights Australia have won the World Cup five times. India won the World Cup in England in 1983.England are hosting the World Cup after 20 years.last_img read more

Lewandowski ‘fitter than ever’ for Bundesliga restart

first_imgBayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says he feels “better than ever” following groin surgery in December.Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says he is fitter than ever ahead of Sunday’s Bundesliga clash at FC Union Berlin and taking advice from World Cup record-holder Miroslav Klose.The 41-year-old Klose, who holds the record of 16 goals scored at World Cup finals, has joined Bayern’s staff and will be next to head coach Hansi Flick on the bench on Sunday.Lewandowski, 31, is enjoying the best season of his career, netting 25 goals in 23 league games and on course to better his 30-goal haul in both 2015/16 and 2016/17.The league’s top-scorer has used the time since the Bundesliga halted in mid-March, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, to improve his fitness.“I feel better than ever before because I was able to work hard on my physical fitness for the last two months,” said Lewandowski, who underwent groin surgery in December.The Bundesliga will become the first top European league to return this weekend during the pandemic with games behind closed doors.Bayern head to Berlin with a four-point lead at the top of the table.Mid-table Union have beaten previous league leaders Dortmund and Moenchengladbach this season, but the terraces at their compact east Berlin stadium will this time be empty.Poland captain Lewandowski sent records tumbling by scoring in each of the first 11 league games this season.He is now learning from ex-Germany striker Klose, who scored 53 goals in 150 games for Bayern during his career and last week signed a year-long contract to join the coaching staff.“He was a great player and I know that he can help us with his experience and skills,” added Lewandowski.“You can learn something new from any coach to become a better player.”Union’s Swiss coach Urs Fischer will not be in charge of the hosts for Sunday’s game having broken the team’s quarantine following a family bereavement.Nevertheless, Bayern head coach Hansi Flick expects a tough match in Berlin. “They’re a team with a great mentality. We will face an aggressive team that takes the direct route to goal,” Flick said of Union.“We need to stand up and be counted. We can’t get a result just through the quality of our football.“We have to show our mentality and take on challenges.”Flick has plenty of selection options with only Philippe Coutinho, Corentin Tolisso and Niklas Suele still sidelined by long-term injuries.The Bayern boss admitted he is unsure whether the squad has the match fitness for the 90 minutes.“We had an internal friendly with three 20-minutes games on Sunday. The intensity was very high,” he said.“But we don’t know whether the whole squad will be able to hold out over 90 minutes.”Due to the German league’s hygiene guidelines, players on the Bayern bench will wear protective masks, while those on the pitch have been told to avoid handshakes or celebration hugs.Flick said his stars are briefed on what to expect.“Not much will change except for the wearing of masks in the dressing room,” he said.“We discussed with the players what they can expect.“More than 200 countries will be watching, we have an enormously large audience so we want to deliver a top performance.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Homestead facility for migrant children shutdown

first_imgMigrant children who were being housed at a detention facility in Homestead, Florida, are no longer there.The downsizing of the camp for unaccompanied children who crossed the border illegally has been underway for days, reports say.The Homestead camp run by a for-profit company even came up during the recent Democratic presidential debate.Now all the children have been moved out.According to reports, four-hundred workers were terminated on Friday, and thousands more will be fired on Monday.The children are now at camps spread across the country.This story is developing.last_img read more


first_img10: Well, I’m back! Whether you like it or not and I’m here to stay … Or until Mr. Broadus says hit the road!!9: Don’t believe what your eyes and ears are telling you, listen to me. The Celtics will win the East, not the Heat! Take it to the bank. BILL NEAL 8: I ain’t … that’s right … ain’t, never heard of any quarterback being pulled for the back up to run the 2 minute drill. There’s a reason he’s the back-up.7: Randy Moss, Kevin Garnett and Sean Hannity … Please SHUT-UP! (For you city league grads, Hannity is on Fox News) 6: Tell me Barry Bonds doesn’t have a back door deal. During the World Series … Hardly a word about him or the “Roids.”5: Where is the heavyweight division in pro boxing???4: But LeBron is a Bad Boy!3: Why is the Steelers’ #1 ranked defense never able to stop anybody with less than 5 minutes to go?2: Where are the “Big Ben” haters? Can’t find them anywhere. I told you after the first touchdown nobody would care.1: Maurice Lucas … “Luke” … “Big Mo,” “The Enforcer,” Schenley’s’ finest high school champion, NCAA star, NBA superstar, world champion, and more important than all of that, a really great guy, just a great guy.The passing of one of our own is never easy, but when we lose the truly great ones, it’s a little harder and sad when they are gone so young.Here’s to you “Luke,” the best of the best. Gone, but never forgotten. Your record will always speak for itself.Like Kenny Durrett, Jeep Kelly, Willie Clay, Warnie Macklin, Larry Richardson and the other great ones … “You start in the next game.”GAME OVERlast_img read more

Rob Rice Homes Offers 15 Different Granite Countertops

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Rob Rice HomesGranite Counter Tops are one of the many interior features that can be customized in a Rob Rice Home.Yes, that’s right.  We offer 15 different kitchen counter tops to choose from, all standard selections for us, no additional cost for our buyers.  There are many options for kitchen counter tops such as tile, quartz, marble, and concrete but granite continues to be the favored choice of our buyers.  The benefits of granite are:Granite is Affordable. Because of its elegance, availability and durability, granite has become the counter top of choice. That popularity, in turn, has lowered the prices.Granite is Sanitary.  Granite, like any raw natural stone is porous. However, once granite has been polished and sealed, its hard mirror-like glaze makes germ and bacteria penetration impossible. A warm soapy water wash then a clear rinse is all that’s required to keep it gleaming and sanitary.Granite is Strong.  Granite’s diamond-like hardness makes it the strongest counter top material available. Granite is heat resistant and nearly scratch and stain proof. Hot dishes and pots can rest on it. Sharp knives won’t scratch it.Granite Will Remain Number One in Counter Tops.  Granite counter tops are not a trend. Because of its wide range of shades and colors, and capacity to match and complement any cabinet, sink, and appliance material, granite will remain at the top of the list well into the future.If you’d like to view our selections of granite, visit one of our fully furnished model homes or click here to view granite choices.  For additional information go to: www.robricehomes.comlast_img read more

Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County Receives $10,000 In STEM…

first_imgSubmitted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston CountyBoys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County recently received a $10,000 gift from The Verizon Foundation.The Verizon Foundation is donating $10,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County, in keeping with its commitment to integrate technology in education to enhance learning and support organizations that spark student interest in STEM fields.The Verizon Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Verizon Wireless dedicated to solving critical social issues in the areas of education, healthcare and energy management particularly in underserved communities. This grant funding will provide much needed support to Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County’s Science Exploration Series program in the 2015-2016 academic year.The Science Exploration Series, a monthly, hands-on learning experience is led by Saint Martin’s University students and faculty and connects Club kids to new trends, topics and fun associated with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Youth are exposed to potential STEM-related careers while becoming familiar with a local university in their own backyard.“I like going there and having a whole new perspective on things like what ‘pi’ is or learning how math is all around us. I liked the rocket project and using coordinates and angles to get the best launch,” said Club member, Alexandria. The kids aren’t the only ones thrilled with the partnership. Our Tumwater Club’s Education Coordinator Kaila Rants says, “I appreciate that these SMU student groups have worked hard to find projects that engage the kids and keep them thinking. They are using knowledge gained in school and building on that knowledge to complete fun projects.”In 2015 the Science Exploration Series served 40 kids from BGCTC’s Lacey, Olympia, Rochester, and Tumwater branches and will continue in the fall. Facebook126Tweet0Pin0last_img read more