Let the games begin

first_img Joanne Christie asks whether DraftKings and FanDuel will be able to maintain top billing once the global big guns enter the US 23rd October 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewart AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Latest figures from New Jersey show DraftKings and FanDuel leading the way in sports betting revenue. But will the DFS behemoths be able to maintain top billing once the global big guns enter the fray? Joanne Christie reportsAfter New Jersey’s second full month of sports betting figures were released in mid-October, some commentators posited that New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement director David Rebuck might have overplayed things somewhat with his teaser the previous week that the figures would be “stunning”.Yes, the market almost doubled, but the number of operators more than doubled and many would argue the market’s growth was simply in line with expectations.But while opinion may be divided on the use of superlatives, there’s no room for debate about who’s leading the way online — the two big daily fantasy sports providers are the clear early winners. It’s likely the majority of Resorts Digital’s digital sports betting revenue of $8.5m came from the DraftKings skin, and FanDuel pulled in $2.8m as a skin of Meadowlands Racetrack.The DFS operators eclipsed the offerings from both US land-based casinos and European skins by some distance – the next best performance was Golden Nugget’s Playsugarhouse.com with $620,000. So what’s behind their early gains, and more importantly, will they continue to lead the way?Perfectly positioned The success of DraftKings and FanDuel doesn’t seem to have surprised anyone, given their huge databases and prominent brand advantage in the US.“They have the biggest brands in America — although they haven’t been sports betting before there’s not a lot of difference between sports betting and fantasy sports in a lot of consumers’ minds,” says Middle Friday’s Andy Clerkson, a consultant helping firms enter the US.“I think they were always going to take the initial plunge and spend more than any new entrants into the market because they have already got their companies set up and ready to go.”It’s also likely there’s something of a defensive element. “There are a huge number of DFS players who were only playing DFS as a proxy for sports betting,” adds Clerkson. “It is critical that DraftKings and FanDuel try to retain their audiences and try and grow them through sports betting.”However, Benjie Cherniak, president at Don Best Sports, says while he also foresees some migration from fantasy to sports betting, he thinks fantasy will remain popular. “I think that fantasy is going to always have a place in the US market because it is so ingrained culturally in the US populace, it has been around for so long. I don’t think fantasy will disappear.”DraftKings and FanDuel are undoubtedly concerned with keeping hold of their existing players if they transition to sports betting, but given daily fantasy itself only captured a relatively small portion of both sports bettors and fantasy players, the bigger goal will be to attract new players.One industry veteran with experience on both sides of the Atlantic divides these new players into two groups: younger, completely new sports bettors; and sophisticated sports bettors who’ve been betting offshore or with a local bookie in spite of the legal position.He predicts the DFS sites will scoop up a lot of those in the former group thanks to their brand and trust advantage, but that they will have a more difficult time pulling in the latter. Here comes the competition Partly, that’s because those betting illegally will be tougher to bring into the regulated market, particularly if they do not perceive it offers the same value as the offshore market. And partly, it’s because many other operators will also be vying for these players.While DraftKings was first off the mark in New Jersey, it has since been followed by a number of US and European operators and there are more to follow. Thus far, none have been as aggressive in their marketing as DraftKings and FanDuel but many think this will change.“I think it is going to be a massively competitive market,” says Clerkson. “I think DraftKings and FanDuel are doing what they need to do, which is try and press their early advantage by already being established because they are going to find they are in a whole different world very soon. They’ve had the market to themselves on fantasy sports but that is not going to be the case for sports betting.“The history of sports betting in the UK was that the biggest brands didn’t keep the top spots once the others came in. Bet365, Paddy Power and Sky Bet obviously took enormous market share from William Hill, Ladbrokes and Coral.”However, the industry veteran says he’s not sure this analogy holds up. “In the UK Bet365 and Sky Bet were the young upstarts that came in and chewed away at the incumbents, which were slow-moving. It’s the other way around in the US. You’ve got these fast-moving, crazy tech companies that are well funded.“DraftKings in its DNA is definitely born out of that US technology-focused, grow-at-all-costs, don’t-sit-around, get-something-to-the-customer mentality. It is definitely a technology company.”The issue of whether European companies will be providing something suitable for US audiences or simply putting out versions of their existing offerings and hoping for the best has of course been debated at length, but it’s worth remembering that both DraftKings and FanDuel are running their sportsbooks largely off European platforms at the moment.This reliance on platforms might turn out to be a disadvantage once Europeans with more proprietary tech move into the frame. Cherniak says European providers will certainly need to bring something to the table to counteract their lack of brand positioning in the US.“Companies that have been very successful globally are coming into the New Jersey space. The prime example would be Bet365, which has a skin and is going to be entering the market at some point, and then you also have the Kindred Group,” he says.“These companies have significant brand names in Europe as well as other parts of the world, but they are virtually unknown in the US so it will be interesting to see how they differentiate themselves in the US. Will it be via what some perceive to be superior product offerings or will it be via a unique marketing technique?”Of course a couple of them have a head start, namely William Hill with its multiple land-based deals, and Paddy Power Betfair with its acquisition of FanDuel. Although DraftKings is in front for now, there are many who think the combination of Paddy Power Betfair’s expertise and FanDuel’s marketing will in time prove to be an unbeatable combination.Whether the DFS operators can retain their lead in New Jersey remains to be seen, but it’s sure to be a closely watched market — particularly since many see it as indicative of how things will play out in other states. Topics: Sports bettingcenter_img Let the games begin Tags: Online Gambling Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more


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Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgWema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Wema Bank Plc (WEMABA.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileWema Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings account, loans and overdrafts to revolving credit, warehouse financing, letters of credit and invoice discounting/receivable refinancing. Trade services include bills for collection, shipping documents handling, trade finance, invisible trade, offshore guarantees and advisory services. Other products and services support small and medium-sized enterprises, foreign exchange, cash management, retail management and integrated revenue services. Founded in 1945, Wema Bank Plc now as an extensive network of some 125 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Wema Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


Prestige comes to Apopka

first_img The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce and local businesses welcomed Prestige Realty Consultants to the community at a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. Prestige owner Nadia Anderson and her team of realtors are excited to call Apopka their home.  Prestige Realty Consultants is located at 175 E. Main Street Suite 111 B.  Nadia is a graduate of  Apopka High School and is excited to be doing business in her hometown. Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, City Commissioner Doug Bankson, representatives from Freedom Mortgage, the staff of the Apopka Chamber and many friends of Nadia’s were in attendance.  According to Time Magazine’s money section, home prices are still recovering and interest rates remain low, so now may be a good time to buy or sell.  Congratulations to Nadia and her team. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Chamber of CommercePrestige Realty Previous articleWekiva High Student wins Applause AwardNext articleTropical Storm Colin – The Rain Reaches Apopka Sheri Austin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more


Beach House in Ses Oliveres / Toni Girones

first_img Beach House in Ses Oliveres / Toni Girones Architects: Toni Gironès Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Projects Houses Beach House in Ses Oliveres / Toni GironesSave this projectSaveBeach House in Ses Oliveres / Toni GironesSave this picture!© Aitor EstévezHouses•Cadaqués, Spain Spain Area:  394 m² Area:  394 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  photographs:  Aitor EstévezPhotographs:  Aitor Estevez+ 28 Share Year: center_img 2012 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/366858/beach-house-in-ses-oliveres-toni-girones Clipboard “COPY” CopyCollaborator:Maria CanelTechnical Architect:Carles QuirchStructural Engineer:Estudi Xv S.C.PServices:Oriol Vidal Ingenieria S.L.PPromotor:Gómez Rahola Carlos, Segura López GemmaConstruction Engineer:Serinyana Gispert ValentinBudget:424.753,00 €Architect In Charge:Toni Gironès SaderraCity:CadaquésCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Aitor EstévezRecommended ProductsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD20Residential ApplicationsULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade Panels + Creaktive in Social HousingStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Beton – Fusion CollectionText description provided by the architects. The secular action of Cadaqués population interpreting the natural space and setting out the stone terraces in a dry process for the planting of olive trees and grapes, it is a morphologic characteristic of “Cap de Creus”. The course of time and the scanty means, they thought a technique and trace the system ground rules that optimize the natural resources.Save this picture!© Aitor EstévezIn an olive grove placed at the limit of “Ses Oliveres” beach and a certain distance of the old part of the village, is where that residence is projected. The stone terraces are parallels a the old stream that canalize the “tramontana” dry wind and, following the slope turn to west to receive the freshness of “garbí”… walls between 40 and 70-cm-high that with separations between 4 and 5 metres help to exceed the original drop of the topography, placed to continue the line of minimum slope. About 15 olive trees, 10 pines, 5 cypress and 2 mimosas, form the vegetal mass that crosses the plot from the east to the west, leaving a north gab that, as one, answer to the more elevated heights since where we meet again the sea.Save this picture!© Aitor EstévezThe house do not use up all the regulatory height because it searchs the horizon between the ground and the olive leaves. New horizontal planes from the old stream since the overhead of the plot turned up, passing through a ground floor that, as a gab inside the dig rock and the pre-existing olives, has a good thermal inertia and crossed ventilation agreed with the dominant winds. The structure of the bearing wall is drawn up tangent to the original structure of the agricultural construction… The terraces that were removed to build the new topography go back adapting itself to other needs, taking roots of the act of living again in the place.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessFlemish Barn Bolberg / arend groenewegen architectSelected Projects’The Great Sky’: Great Fen Visitor Center Competition Entry / Nicholas Hare ArchitectsUnbuilt Project Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/366858/beach-house-in-ses-oliveres-toni-girones Clipboard ArchDaily 2012 CopyAbout this officeToni GironèsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCadaquésHousesSpainPublished on May 04, 2013Cite: “Beach House in Ses Oliveres / Toni Girones” 04 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more


Box House / SAINZ arquitetura

first_img 2013 Box House / SAINZ arquiteturaSave this projectSaveBox House / SAINZ arquitetura Houses Brazil Save this picture!© Edgard Cesar+ 19 Share Photographs Architects: SAINZ arquitetura Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: SAINZ arquitetura Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Box House / SAINZ arquitetura Photographs:  Edgard CesarSave this picture!© Edgard CesarRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. Box house is a conceptual project that experiments with a new way to occupation of the space and form.Save this picture!© Edgard CesarIt has born under the concept of pool house; which contains two bedrooms, a social bathroom, a small service area and a gourmet place. Worked less than 65 square meters.Save this picture!© Edgard CesarThe volume was created as a concrete box, with enough personality, the entries of the box are marked with a rusty steel form, inside the building we have try to use a very fun mix of textures, colors and Brazilian design furniture with the firms of Marcus Ferreira, Paulo Alves, Aristeu Pires, and another big names. The owner of the house is a young professional, single and ready to begin life with a lot of style.Save this picture!PlanHouses•Brasília, Brazil Year:  Photographs Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Edgard CesarProject gallerySee allShow lessStoaninger Mühlviertel Destillation / HPSASelected ProjectsMirador Pocuro Building / SEARLE PUGA arquitectosSelected Projects Share “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/436776/box-house-1-1-arquitetura-design Clipboard 2013 CopyHouses•Brasília, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/436776/box-house-1-1-arquitetura-design Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSAINZ arquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasiliaResidential ArchitectureBrazilPublished on October 11, 2013Cite: “Box House / SAINZ arquitetura” [Box House / SAINZ arquitetura] 11 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more


Sooty, Sweep and Soo fundraise for Help the Aged

first_imgSooty, Sweep and Soo fundraise for Help the Aged Tagged with: Promotional Commenting on the partnership Catherine Bennett, Senior Corporate Development Manager at Help the Aged said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for Help the Aged to work with well-known characters like Sooty and Sweep, who have fans of all ages. We hope many more companies will want to get involved in this exciting new venture and in doing so help support the charity’s vital work.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 26 April 2004 | Newscenter_img  87 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Pin badges of children’s favourites Sooty, Sweep and Soo will be raising funds for Help the Aged. There will be four badges to collect, all made by The Big Badge Company: there will be two Sooty pin badges plus Sweep and Soo, which will retail for £1 with 74p of each sale going directly to Help the Aged.The characters are a good match for the charity: Sooty was introduced to the public in the 1950s when whole families would watch him on the television together.Half a century on, it is hoped the campaign will generate in more than £50,000. Corporate supporters already secured include Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS plc) and Barclays Bank. 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.last_img read more


Memphis cops kill Black youth, protests follow

By Brent FordThe following is a guest article submitted by a political activist in Memphis, Tenn.July 22 — Darrius Stewart, 19, of Memphis was gunned down by Memphis police Officer Connor Schilling on July 17. According to the police and a video shot by a bystander, Schilling, white, pulled over the car Stewart was riding in for a broken headlight. Apparently, now the price of a Black life is a broken headlight.Darrius StewartAccording to the video, Stewart was placed in the back of the patrol car while Schilling checked him for warrants. When the check came up positive for two warrants for nonviolent offenses for a Darrius Stewart, Schilling attempted to take Stewart out of the car and handcuff him. At this point, the unarmed Stewart moves toward the officer and the video shows them struggling on the ground. During the struggle, Schilling pulls his gun and shoots Darrius, mortally wounding him.Schilling, had backup. He also had 100 pounds on Stewart. (Schilling is 6 feet 2 inches tall, 200 lbs. Stewart is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 100 lbs.) One wonders why he felt the need to go straight for his gun. At best, it shows a complete lack of both professionalism and training. At worst, it shows a callous disregard for a young Black life.It is reported that Schilling was arrested for DUI last year, but was not charged, and also faced an excessive force case in 2013 that was not pursued. Why was he even legally allowed to have a badge, let alone a gun or authority over other people? Yet again, the “blue wall of silence” has led to the death of a young man. Sadly, given the Memphis Police Department’s history of violence against minorities and the LGBT community, none of that comes as much surprise here in Memphis.According to statements Stewart’s family gave to the local news, the police had the wrong kid. Those warrants, she said, were for another Darrius Stewart, and, in fact, police had stopped the now murdered Stewart in the past and told him “to be careful because there is someone out there with the same name and a lot of warrants.”  (wmcactionnews5.com, July 22)It would appear that not only did the officer shoot an unarmed teen; he also had the wrong guy. Of course, the MPD will undoubtedly continue to defend Officer Schilling and demonize Stewart in the media.To add insult to injury, and in an attack on transparency, the MPD has decided to turn the investigation over to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the local branch of the FBI. By law, the TBI is not required to release the details of their investigation unless Officer Schilling is charged, and in fact, they could possibly keep the information secret unless Officer Schilling is found guilty of a crime.As this killing was an attack not only on Darrius, but also the whole Black community of Memphis, it is disgusting that the people will be kept uninformed. Yet, it is no surprise, as the police do what they can to avoid transparency and accountability.The community has already begun rallying, with a candlelight vigil held the evening of July 20, and multiple Black rights and empowerment groups calling for continued marches and protests across the city in memory of Stewart to be held until Officer Schilling is brought to justice.Community activists say they will not rest until this murderer is safely behind bars and no longer able to hide behind his badge and gun. It shall march until there is justice for Darrius Stewart. Its voices will echo through the streets, into the halls of government and justice, and show the police that the oppressed and everyone in solidarity with them have had enough.The movement’s battle cry is “Enough!” There will be no peace until there is a full dismantling of this rotten system that keeps down the poor and people of color. No peace until justice is served, not only for Darrius Stewart, but for all those who have fallen victim to a violent and racist system that has been allowed to stand for far too long. Let each life lost be remembered in the people’s collective consciousness, and their names added to the pantheon of heroes struck down in our struggle for a just and equal world for all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more


Activists call for ‘Days of Rage against Trump and Capitalism’

first_imgDespite a brutal year of attacks on the working class, especially on the most oppressed, the spirit of rebellion cannot be crushed. One year after the inauguration of Donald Trump, militants will hit the streets to show the ruling class that we refuse to bow down to racism and fascist terror.Taking its cue from our comrades in Palestine, #J20Resist, a coalition of forces formed in the months leading up to the 2017 inauguration, is calling on activists across the U.S. to participate Jan. 15-20 in “Days of Rage against Trump and Capitalism” preceding the one-year anniversary.The coalition calls on all U.S. militants, wherever they are in the belly of the imperialist beast, to raise in their community the banner of a better world. Now more than ever, it’s important that we do so. Not only to strike fear in the hearts of the ruling class, but to show members of our class that they are not alone, that we are not defeated, and that, despite exhaustion, pain and sorrow, revolutionary optimism lives on.Despite virulent attacks, the last year has not been without its heroic moments from which we draw energy and inspiration.We saw hundreds of fellow activists arrested at the inauguration, made to stand in the cold for hours while they were kettled, assaulted by the Washington, D.C., cops and others, and then dragged through a year-long prosecution process while the state attempted to outlaw dissent.We’ve seen white supremacist terror in Charlottesville, Va., that ended the life of Heather Hayer and hospitalized dozens of other anti-racist activists. We’ve seen an escalation in raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents who have ripped apart the immigrant community. We’ve seen police brutality continue unfettered, while the U.S. rattles its saber louder and louder at the oppressed of the world.And how does our class respond? After announcing a ban on immigration from seven countries, many with a majority Muslim population and all of them under attack by U.S. imperialism, thousands of people occupied airports around the country.Two days after the attack in Charlottesville, activists in Durham, N.C., took matters into their own hands and tore down a racist Confederate statue, sending waves of hope to all who had been demoralized in the wake of white supremacist terror. After a year of solidarity inside and outside the courts, the first six #J20 defendants were found not guilty of all charges.The struggle continues!These are just three notable moments. The vast, multinational working class continues to show, on a daily and weekly basis, that it will not back down to racism and repression. Activists are chaining themselves to ICE vans, taking the streets against police brutality and war, and breaking the silence on sexual assault.From Jan. 15-20, let us show the world that we are still here, united, fighting for justice. That we cannot be stopped. That we believe we will win.Appropriately, the Days of Rage will begin on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, where we will rally in true remembrance of a leader of the Black freedom struggle who stood in solidarity with striking workers, spoke out against the U.S. war in Vietnam and had his life cut short by the Trumpists of yesteryear.Many different issues will be raised during the Days of Rage, including union busting, racism, police terror, sexual assault, violence against trans people, U.S. imperialism and its unending war drive, and state repression of activists like the #J20 defendants. On the web at j20resist.org.The week also corresponds with a court hearing Jan. 17 in Philadelphia for Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther and one of the world’s most famous political prisoners, who may finally, after more than 36 years of persistent struggle, be up for a retrial.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Women’s tennis remains undefeated with win over Lamar

first_imgKennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ printThe team never looked phased as they continued their perfect season Sunday. Photo courtesy: TCU Women’s Tennis TwitterTCU women’s tennis cruised past Lamar University in a 6-1 win, scoring five straight points in Sunday’s match inside the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth. The Frogs (4-0) clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win from Mercedes Aristegui and Addy Guevara after what Coach Lee Walker called a dominant performance from Stevie Kennedy and Chloe Hule on court three. “We talked a lot about getting leads and how to close out leads fast,” Walker said. Kennedy and Hule quickly jumped to a 4-1 lead before closing it out with a 6-1 victory over Lamar’s Sanja Jolic and Milena Belianovich. Sophomore Aleksa Cveticanin played on court one after being out all week with a shoulder injury and secured a 6-0, 7-6 victory over Jasmin Buchta. Walker applauded Cveticanin for closing out a tough second set against a confident Buchta who beat the University of North Texas’ Maria Kononova at the number one position just yesterday.Cveticanin appreciated her coach leaving out the details of her opponent’s previous success because she felt she was able to relax and fully focus after her absence.On court two, Kate Paulus was able to manage the match after dropping her first set to Bianca Vitale. Paulus has been a crucial piece to the Frogs success in singles this season, and she rallied back with a 6-3, 1-0 victory to give the Frogs the 5-0 advantage. “That’s really the first match that Kate has been a little off, and for her to still find a way to win, I’m really proud of her,” Walker said. Lamar picked up their only point on court five as Hule fell in the super tiebreaker, but Guevara sealed the victory on court six with a win over Belianovich. The Frogs’ perfect January allowed them to get a taste of winning after a fall season plagued with injuries. Walker said the team’s identity is becoming clearer, giving them the confidence they need as the season moves forward. February will put the TCU’s perfect record to test as they kick it off with a visit from the University of North Texas at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. Linkedin Kennedy Stadler Women’s tennis power past Dartmouth TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Facebook Twitter Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ + posts Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Women’s tennis to begin conference play at Baylor TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Women’s tennis starts off strong in Big 12 play The team never looked phased as they continued their perfect season Sunday. Photo courtesy: TCU Women’s Tennis Twitter Kennedy Stadlerhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/kennedy-stadler/ Twitter Women’s tennis prepares for ASU, Ohio State Previous articleWomen’s basketball lean on experience down the stretch in win over KansasNext articleMobile food bank providing free groceries to families at church in Fort Worth Kennedy Stadler RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Kennedy Stadler is a second year student at Texas Christian University studying journalism and Spanish. Kennedy is from Danville, California and enjoys sports as well as traveling.last_img read more