TCU A Cappella Society hosts winter concert on campus

first_imgEquestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Linkedin Twitter 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 ReddIt Dean Straka ReddIt Dean Straka Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor Dean Straka Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships printChristmas A Cappella from TCU Student Media on Vimeo.The TCU A Cappella Society hosted a winter concert in the Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom on Saturday, Dec. 5, providing the TCU community with some musical holiday entertainment.The society was joined by two a cappella groups from Southern Methodist University, giving the audience a variety of performances to enjoy at the free event.The performers sang tunes ranging from classic Christmas carols such as “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” to an original song about the fast-food restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A.Three different TCU based a cappella groups, the all-male “Horned Tones,” the all-female “Here Comes Treble,” and the mixed-gender “License to Trill” performed at the concert. The trio of groups combine to form the TCU A Capella Society.Meanwhile SMU’s lineup featured the all-male “Southern Gentlemen” and the all-female “Belle Tones.”TCU sophomore Raymond Shideler, the president and co-founder of the TCU A Cappella Society, said the concert was a testament to the strong progress of the organization in its brief history. The society was founded in the spring semester of 2015.“I’m really excited,” Shideler said. This [concert] is a big step for us.”Shideler said his musical past and the ever-growing popularity of a cappella groups inspired him to start the organization.“As of last fall we had no TCU a cappella groups. I was in an eight-man a cappella group in high school and I wanted to start that tradition at TCU as well, especially with a cappella groups becoming more popular nowadays on the collegiate level,” Shideler said.Shideler said the idea for the society began with the concept of the Horned Tones, which he and sophomore Billy Perez worked to create approximately a year ago. Shideler serves as president for the Horned Tones.“I went to Student Development Services and asked if I could start the group, and they said to rethink it to increase opportunity beyond just the men,” Shideler said.Shideler said things clicked last semester when he learned about the creation of License to Trill. Shideler said he invited the group to join them, leading to creation of the society.“Raymond and I both coordinated together to start the society,” said junior Sabrina Harb, the president of License to Trill. “He was starting the guys group [Horned Tones] at the same time I was starting the mixed group. The girls group [Here Comes Treble] stemmed off from a few members from my group and began this semester.”Like Shideler, Harb said she had a passion for singing before coming to TCU. Harb transferred to TCU entering her sophomore year of college.“I sang all throughout high school,” Harb said. “I went to Wagner College in New York for my first year and they had an a cappella group there and I auditioned, and then when I transferred to TCU they didn’t have an a cappella group, so I decided I’d start a mixed group here.”Harb said the society decided to put on the concert since the groups had more free time later in the semester. The society’s only previous concert took place at the end of the spring semester of 2015. Harb was pleased with the turnout of the winter concert.“We got more people to attend than I thought we would have,” Harb said.Harb added that having SMU’s groups perform improved the overall experience of the event.“Having SMU added more dynamics and brought in another element to the show,” Harb said. “It was just a fun little concert.”Shideler said the society’s secretary initially reached out to the SMU groups. The groups reacted enthusiastically at the invite to perform at the concert.SMU senior Kellam Witherington, a member of the Southern Gentlemen, said he enjoyed the experience of performing at a rival institution.“It was a lot of fun. I always like to sing in front of new crowds, see some new faces, get our name out there, sell some CDs, and expand the fan base a little bit.”Witherington said the group, which was founded in 2008, has already released one album and is in the progress of recording a second album. Witherington said the album is expected to be released in Spring 2016.Shideler said he hopes to make having a winter concert with SMU’s groups an annual tradition.“It’s great SMU is willing to work with us and come along to do this concert with us,” Shideler said. “We’re really happy to have them here.”The society’s members were optimistic that the concert was the next step in boosting the society’s presence on campus.“We’re still kind of new and getting people to hear about us.” Harb said. “Hopefully now this will spread the word and spread the holiday cheer.” The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankings TCU’s mixed A Cappella group License to Trill was one of the groups who performed in the A Cappella Christmas concert. 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Delegation to NRC: Don’t Delay Vermont Yankee Cleanup

first_imgNorthstar Vermont Yankee,The Vermont congressional delegation today urged the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to ensure a swift cleanup at Vermont Yankee after the license to run the nuclear power plant runs out.Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Represetnative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) signed a letter that was drafted by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Sanders sits on the Senate panel that oversees the NRC, which regulates commercial nuclear plants in the United States.The lawmakers called it ‘unacceptable’ that Entergy, which owns the Vermont plant, could engage in ‘decades of delay’ before cleaning up the site along the Connecticut River at Vernon, Vt. ‘Immediate decommissioning will assure Vermonters that the plant is being disassembled safely,’ the delegation wrote. An immediate cleanup and shutdown of the site also would allow the plant operator to take advantage of the skills of many long-term Yankee employees who otherwise would lose their jobs.In their letter to Gregory B. Jaczko, the commission chairman, the delegation also asked for a meeting with the full commission. Gov. Peter Shumlin would be invited to participate, they added, because of the ‘enormous consequences’ for Vermont and the state’s ‘vital interest’ in the plant’s safe shutdown.Entergy has indicated it favors a so-called ‘SAFSTOR’ decommissioning method, a process that the delegation letter said ‘would let Entergy off the hook’ for cleanup and waste disposal for years or even decades. ‘While Entergy may prefer leaving the plant to sit like an abandoned factory because it has not saved the necessary funds to fully decommission the plant, this is not the safest option for Vermonters,’ Leahy, Sanders and Welch wrote.The drawn-out decommissioning process was used at an idled reactor near Chicago where a frozen pipe burst and 55,000 gallons of radioactive water leaked into a containment building. The discovery of the problem by a night watchman may have kept more pipes from bursting resulting in more serious radiation release.The delayed decommissioning process is more common at plants like the one in Illinois with more than one reactor and trained personnel still on site running the remaining reactors. It is rarely used for single reactor plants such as Vermont Yankee. Similar plants ‘ including Maine Yankee and the Connecticut Yankee plants ‘ were decommissioned immediately after operations ceased, as is common procedure for single atomic reactors of Vermont Yankee’s capacity.Source: Vermont Congressional delegation. 2.28.2011last_img read more

Lloyd’s of London to stop issuing new insurance for coal projects, oil sands and Arctic energy exploration

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Lloyd’s of London is scaling back its exposure to coal and oil sands, the commercial insurance market said in its first sustainability report on Wednesday, in a reversal of its traditional hands-off approach to climate change strategy.Lloyd’s acts as regulator for around 100 syndicate members, and leaves decisions on underwriting and investment strategy to them. But other regulatory bodies, such as the Bank of England, have stressed the risks of climate change for financial institutions.Lloyd’s has come under fire from activists because its members have insured controversial projects such as Adani Enterprises’ Carmichael thermal coal mine in Australia and the Canadian government’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline.European insurers like AXA and Zurich have already pulled back from underwriting fossil fuels such as coal and oil sands, though U.S. and Asian insurers have mainly retained their exposure.The Lloyd’s Corporation and its members will end new investment in thermal coal-fired power plants, thermal coal mines, oil sands and new Arctic energy exploration activities from Jan. 1, 2022, Lloyd’s said in a statement.It would phase out existing investment in companies which derive 30% or more of their revenues from those sectors by the end of 2025. Lloyd’s also said it was asking members to stop providing new insurance cover for thermal coal, oil sands, or new Arctic energy exploration from Jan. 1, 2022, with a target date of Jan. 1, 2030 to phase out the renewal of existing cover.[Carolyn Cohn]More: Lloyd’s of London steps back from coal in first climate change policy Lloyd’s of London to stop issuing new insurance for coal projects, oil sands and Arctic energy explorationlast_img read more

Terry has high hopes for 2014

first_imgCaptain John Terry believes Chelsea are capable of moving clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League in 2014. Press Association “The point still keeps us up there and amongst everyone,” Terry told Chelsea TV. “We all know – and the fans have seen it home and away – that we can get better. “So whilst everyone is dropping points around us, hopefully in the new year we have to start firing and put ourselves on a good run of games. “If we do that we’re more than capable of pulling away from everyone.” Mourinho called for a raucous backing from the Blues faithful when Swansea and then Liverpool visit in quick succession on Thursday and Sunday, with Chelsea firmly in title contention. “I hope Stamford Bridge is there for us; Stamford Bridge with noise,” he added. “On the last Boxing Day Chelsea were 11 points behind the leader, out of the title race. And we are there. Two points behind both leaders. “We are there so we have reasons to keep going. The way to get the first objective, which is top four and Champions League – which will be hard for everybody – is to be close in the title race. Chelsea have won one Premier League title since Jose Mourinho’s departure in September 2007 – when Carlo Ancelotti led the Blues to a league and FA Cup double in 2009/10 – and were out of contention by Christmas in the last two seasons. The Blues were 11 points behind last Christmas, but after Monday night’s goalless draw at Arsenal are fourth, two points behind Liverpool, who visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday and lead the Gunners on goal difference. “Let’s enjoy the moment.” Chelsea showed a steeliness reminiscent of Mourinho’s first team at the Emirates Stadium to frustrate Arsenal. Prior to the match at Arsenal, the Portuguese spoke of building a new dynasty after leaving a lasting legacy from his first spell. Yet, ever the perfectionist, Mourinho demands continual improvement, particularly in front of goal. “We are building a team not for one season, we are building a team for more than one season, the same way 2004/05 we build a certain profile of team, that was the profile of team that was Chelsea’s base for almost one decade,” Mourinho added. “In this moment we are building another team with different people, with different qualities and with a different profile. “If we score goals in a direct relation with what we produce, we would be in a fantastic situation, because we are not scoring enough goals. “It’s not just a problem of the strikers not scoring goals, it’s also a problem of the other people don’t transform half-chances to chances and goals.” Chelsea’s defence has also come under scrutiny in recent weeks, and Terry was pleased with just a second clean sheet in 12 league games. “A lot of people have been speculating about us conceding too many,” Terry added. “I think we’re third in the league in conceding (the fewest) goals and we’ve had a couple of games where we’ve conceded far too many than we’re used to, but overall we’ve been very solid defensively.” Mourinho is still to be beaten at Stamford Bridge after 68 home league games as Chelsea manager, and Terry hopes the Blues will show their class in the coming days to extend the record. Terry said: “We’ve been great, ever since the manager was first here a long time ago. We’ve held on to that and it (Mourinho’s record) means an awful lot to us. “A couple of (home) games we’ve conceded early goals, which has probably given us a kick up the backside earlier than we would’ve wanted to. “(But) we seem to be more flamboyant at home and at it, which is what you expect and what people want to see. “We’re very confident at home and we score a lot of goals at home.” Terry could be rested for the Swansea fixture with Liverpool in mind, but, fitness permitting, he will make his 600th Chelsea appearance in the coming days. last_img read more

GSA baseball team wins sportsmanship award

first_img Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 Bio Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Latest Posts This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textcenter_img Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 BLUE HILL — The Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association has voted to award the George Stevens Academy baseball team its 20th annual Peter Webb Sportsmanship Award.This award, named after a longtime official in Maine, is given by the Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association to one of the Class C or D schools in recognition of the best observed sportsmanship during the regular season.The association serves 27 high schools in eastern Maine.“The Peter Webb Sportsmanship Award has been given out yearly now for 20 years,” said Steve Salsbury, the association’s secretary. “Our umpiring group appreciates the schools we serve and pride ourselves with recognizing deserving schools such as George Stevens Academy.” Latest posts by (see all)last_img read more

Syracuse men’s basketball to play Eastern Michigan on Dec. 19

first_img Published on July 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Related Stories Syracuse basketball will reportedly host Georgetown on Dec. 17Syracuse basketball reportedly to play Connecticut at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 5Syracuse basketball to host St. John’s on Dec. 21Syracuse will host North Florida on Dec. 3Syracuse basketball will host Cornell in 122nd all-time matchup on Dec. 27 Syracuse added another nonconference game to its 2016-17 slate on Tuesday. Eastern Michigan will come to the Carrier Dome on Dec. 19, led by head coach Rob Murphy, formerly an SU assistant coach from 2004-11.The Orange leads the all-time series between the teams, 3-1, most recently beating the Eagles, 70-48, on Dec. 31, 2013. Senior guard Raven Lee led EMU with 15.1 points per game last year, rounding out the team’s top three scorers that will return next season.Eastern Michigan finished last season 18-15 while Syracuse landed in its sixth Final Four.Syracuse now has 13 nonconference games on its 2016-17 schedule with announced or reported dates. Here’s a list of them, including a three-game, five-day stretch created because of the EMU-SU game.Nov. 11 — vs. ColgateNov. 15 — vs. Holy CrossNov. 18 — vs. MonmouthNov. 22 — vs. South Carolina StateNov. 26 — vs. South Carolina (Barclays Center)Nov. 29 — at WisconsinDec. 3 — North FloridaDec. 5 — Connecticut (Madison Square Garden)Dec. 10 – vs. BostonDec. 17 — vs. GeorgetownDec. 19 — vs. Eastern MichiganDec. 21 — vs. St. John’sDec. 27 — vs. CornellBold = Brooklyn Hoops Holiday InvitationalAdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more