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TCU implements new writing contestTCU implements new writing contest

first_imgReddIt Twitter TCU students speak out on civil rights issues Dee J. Kelly Center offers alternative study space for students printEleven40seven, TCU’s Journal of the Arts, is sponsoring a new contest to promote better communication skills and writing among all majors.The first ever “Science Meets Fiction” contest was proposed by members of the College of Science and Engineering. One of the goals of the contest is to help make science students better communicators and creative thinkers, said Curt Rode, director of the New Media Writing Center.“With the science fiction contest, the motivation from the College of Science and Engineering was trying to bring scientific principles to a larger audience,” Rode said. “To take it out of the classroom, out of the laboratory, and talk about scientific principles in a way that’s going to be more accessible to nonscientists.”The parameters of the contest encouraged students to depict “possible futures as it explores the impact of science and technology.”In addition to the new science fiction contest, the journal also sponsored its “Contemplative Poetry” contest for the second year. Both were open to all majors.Of the eight total submissions, only three were English or writing majors.“The mission of the journal itself is to showcase the creative talent at TCU, wherever it may be,” Rode said. “A lot of people in certain majors may not think of themselves as being creative…but we have ample evidence to suggest that there’s unique work being done by people of all majors.”Giving students the opportunity to write creatively has also been shown to improve their test scores, particularly in English and writing.In 2014, Pamukkale University in Turkey examined how creative writing helped students improve their communication skills and boosted test scores. The study group of seventh-grade students was put through a four-week creative writing program. The students took an achievement test both before and after.The study found that the students’ mean test scores improved significantly after being exposed to creative writing.Creative Writing Effect on Test scoresCreate bar chartsThe students’ dispositions also increased. This means that they felt more confident and passionate about their ability to write and communicate following the experiment.Disposition Scale ScoresCreate your own infographicsTCU has implemented this same mindset by encouraging all students to participate in creative writing contests.“For me and for a lot of people, writing is an act of clarification and discovery. You sort of realize things you didn’t think you knew by writing,” Rode said. Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ + posts Adam is a senior writing major, journalism and religion double minor. He covers crime and public safety for TCU360. Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ Twitter Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Facebook Adam Kelleyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/adam-kelley/ TCU students react to an increase in drug violations Linkedin ReddIt Adam Kelley Linkedin Previous articleThe109: Community hosts fundraiser to support injured Fort Worth officerNext articleSenior College of Education honors students attend new honors thesis event Adam Kelley RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bridging the divide: TCU promotes dialogue between Christianity and Islam World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Press release: UK aid supports world’s first mobile app to help the poorest people with disabilities into workPress release: UK aid supports world’s first mobile app to help the poorest people with disabilities into work

first_imgFor too long many people with disabilities in the world’s poorest countries have not been able to fulfil their potential due to stigma or a lack of practical support.Ms Mordaunt met the World Bank earlier this month to call on them to scale up their work on disability and development, and pushed for data collection to make the invisible visible. The Bank is expected to announce high level commitments on disability at the Global Disability Summit in London this year.The Summit will bring the private sector, technology companies, international governments and charities together to secure ambitious commitments which will deliver a significant and tangible difference to the lives of millions of people with disabilities around the world.The Summit will be held at the Olympic Park in London, home to the Global Disability Innovation Hub which finds innovative ways to unlock the potential of people with disabilities, to grow global prosperity.UK aid has already been supporting innovative technology to transform the lives of people with disabilities by collaborating with tech pioneer, D-Rev, which is supported by DFID’s Amplify Programme. This project is developing low-cost, high performance prosthetic knee joints for amputees in developing countries. Email [email protected] Telephone 020 7023 0600 General media queries (24 hours) People with disabilities suffer appalling and entrenched stigma and discrimination, and in many parts of the world they simply don’t count. This cannot continue – which is why I have put disability at the heart of UK aid to make those invisible visible. DFID is using new technology and building on innovative collaborations like our work with Humanity and Inclusion to help people with disabilities in the world’s poorest countries get jobs and contribute to their society and economy. Alongside this, we have issued a call for the world to step up and tackle this inequality. We must all work together to create a healthier, more inclusive and prosperous world – this is in all our interests. UK aid is behind the world’s first mobile phone app to identify innovative ways to help people with disabilities in the world’s poorest countries to get jobs and contribute to their society.Speaking at a Humanity and Inclusion event, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will set out how data, technology and collaboration are vital to making sure people with disabilities are consistently included in, and benefit from, the opportunities that are available to everyone in society.The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Humanity and Inclusion are collaborating to prototype a mobile phone app that will help employers in developing countries share information on how to adapt tools, including cutting-edge prosthetics, and working environments, to make sure that workplaces are accessible for employees and entrepreneurs with disabilities.For example, in Cambodia, farmers are using low-cost prosthetic legs made for unstable terrain, such as swampy fields. The app will share this adaptation with other farmers with similar disabilities in developing countries so they can adapt their own prosthetics and continue to work.In her speech Ms Mordaunt will also announce that the UK government’s first Global Disability Summit will be held at the Olympic Park in London on 24 July 2018. The Summit will be co-hosted with the Government of Kenya, building on the existing strong ties through the Commonwealth. Inclusion is also a key theme of this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible.last_img read more

Cricket News Bangladesh Secure Tense Last Over Win Vs Zimbabwe, 19-Year-Old Afif Hossain Hits FiftyCricket News Bangladesh Secure Tense Last Over Win Vs Zimbabwe, 19-Year-Old Afif Hossain Hits Fifty

first_imgBangladesh lost the one-off Test to Afghanistan.Afif Hossain slammed his maiden fifty in just his 2nd T20I.Ryan Burl also hit his maiden fifty but Zimbabwe lost by three wickets. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: At 60/6 in the 10th over in pursuit of 145, Bangladesh’s poor form looked set to be prolonged. Zimbabwe, who were playing their first game since being handed a suspension by the ICC for political interference in their cricket board, were in with a great chance to secure a win. However, 19-year-old Afif Hossain smashed his maiden fifty and shared an 82-run stand for the seventh wicket to boost Bangladesh and give them a tense three-wicket win in the final over to give Shakib Al Hasan’s side something to cheer after their 224-run loss to Afghanistan in the one-off Test. The match at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur was delayed due to heavy rain and after a lot of hardwork on the outfield, the match was reduced to 18 overs per side. Bangladesh chose to bowl and they struck early when Taijul Islam removed the dangerous Brendan Taylor cheaply. Hamilton Masakadza, who will announce his retirement from all forms of cricket after the end of this tournament, looked good during his knock of 34. However, in the middle overs, Zimbabwe lost four wickets for 12 runs and it required a partnership of 81 between Ryan Burl and Tinotenda Mutombodzi. After starting off slowly, Burl broke the shackles by blasting a four and a six in the 15th over bowled by Mustafizur Rahman. However, the 16th over witnessed carnage as Burl blasted 30 runs in Shakib’s over. Burl launched Shakib’s first ball into the stands at deep square leg for a big six and two followed it up with two fours. On the fourth ball, Burl blasted a full toss from Shakib to deep midwicket for yet another six. After another four, the sixth ball was hammered to long on as Burl notched up his maiden fifty.Also Read | Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan: Afghans Thrash Bangladesh To Secure 224-Run WinAfter play was halted for a couple of minutes due to a power failure, Mutombodzi slammed a couple of fours as Zimbabwe ended up with a decent total. In response, Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara took a couple of wickets as Bangladesh were left reeling at 29/4. Sabbir Rahman and Mahmudullah attempted a partnership but both fell quickly and Bangladesh’s hopes were sinking. Also Read | Are Zimbabwe cricketers ready to play for free?Afif decided to counterattack and he hammered two fours and a six off Sean Williams and Mosaddek Hossain complimented him well with two sixes off Burl. Afif regularly found the boundaries and when he hammered two boundaries off Jarvis in the 16th over, Bangladesh had the advantage. The left-hander notched up his maiden fifty off 24 balls but he fell as Bangladesh neared a win but Mohammad Saifuddin smashed a boundary as Bangladesh won with three balls left.center_img highlightslast_img read more

England fight back to win Under-17 World CupEngland fight back to win Under-17 World Cup

first_imgBy Tom RostanceENGLAND produced a sensational performance to come from 2-0 down to thrash Spain 5-2 and win the Under-17 World Cup in India.The Three Lions had never gone beyond the quarter-finals in the tournament before but emulated England U20s who won their World Cup in June.The margin of victory did not flatter Steve Cooper’s side, who were superb throughout and could consider themselves unlucky to fall behind to a double from Barcelona forward Sergio Gomez.Heads did not drop, and from the moment Wolves forward Morgan Gibbs White added to Rhian Brewster’s eighth goal of the tournament to equalise, England looked the most likely to go on and win.Phil Foden, an outstanding talent for Manchester City and the man of the match, stole in at the back post to put England ahead, and slotted in the fifth late on with a neat shot.Chelsea defender Marc Guehi also got on the scoresheet, prodding home the fourth from close range, as England avenged Spain’s victory in the European Championship final back in May.The stereotypical roles of the two nations were reversed, as England bossed possession and Spain looked to hit on the counter, a tactic that worked as Gomes twice profited from half-cleared balls inside the area.Those goals were two of just five Spanish efforts on target though, while England had 25 shots on goal, 11 of which found the target.Liverpool striker Brewster secured the tournament’s golden boot with the header that put the game back within reach but it was the players just behind him who really stood out.In player of the tournament Foden and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, this England side had the players to seriously hurt Spain, almost at will in the second half.Fulham right-back Steven Sessegnon also impressed, setting up the first two goals with powerful overlapping runs, while another major player, Jadon Sancho, was not involved at all after being recalled by new club Borussia Dortmund.Sancho has already made his Bundesliga debut. How long until we see some of this squad playing in the Premier League? Foden, for example, was told by his Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola that he would have played in the League Cup this week had he not gone to India.Are England on the up?It may be 21 years since England’s senior men’s team reached the last four of a major tournament, and the Football Association may be having a bad time of things off the pitch, but on it, at all other levels, the signs are good.England won the European Under-19 Championship with a 2-1 victory over Portugal in Georgia in July, the Under-20s won the World Cup in June, Aidy Boothroyd’s Under-21s lost on penalties to Germany (some things never change) at the semi-final stage this summer and this Under-17 side lost the Euros final to Spain on penalties in May.Under Mark Sampson England’s women reached the semi-finals of the last World Cup and European Championship.Does this victory mean that success for the senior men’s team could be close?Four years ago then FA chairman Greg Dyke said England should aim to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020 and win the World Cup in 2022.That may still seem a long shot but there is undoubtedly progress being made at youth levels.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Syracuse to face Massachusetts in opening round of NCAA tournamentSyracuse to face Massachusetts in opening round of NCAA tournament

first_imgNo. 5 Syracuse will play No. 16 Massachusetts in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in University Park, Pa.The Orange (17-2) hoped to earn one of the top four seeds — which would have made J.S. Coyne Stadium a host site — but instead will play at a neutral site. The Minutewomen (15-8) beat Rider in overtime on Tuesday in an NCAA play-in game. On Oct. 11, Massachusetts beat Syracuse 2-1 in Amherst and ended the Orange’s 12-game winning streak to start the season.“I’m excited,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “It’s an opportunity to prove what we’ve learned from that game and go back out and have an opportunity to win.”Syracuse is also looking to redeem itself after losing to Connecticut 4-3 in the Big East tournament championship on Sunday. The Orange blew a two-goal lead to the Huskies after beating them on Oct. 27 for the conference regular-season title.Syracuse has beaten three of the top four seeds already this season, including top-seeded North Carolina, No. 2-seed Princeton and No. 3-seed Connecticut.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange could face No. 4 Penn State if both teams win their first-round matchups. The Nittany Lions play Albany.Senior back Iona Holloway said the team can’t look past UMass.“Probably everyone’s looking at the bracket and saying it will be Syracuse-Penn State,” Holloway said. “But you have to focus on the game that we’ve been given so far, and that’s UMass. So that’s all we’ll be looking at until we beat them.”After the Orange failed to achieve one of its goals this year — winning the Big East tournament — the team’s journey to reach the national championship starts Saturday in University Park against a team it’s already lost to.“I think it’s really great for our team,” Holloway said. “It’s definitely a bit of redemption, and we’re so excited to be going and playing them because we know we can beat them.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 7, 2012 at 1:41 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

2011 Queensland All Schools Championships2011 Queensland All Schools Championships

first_imgThe event will be held at the Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Association (BMTA) from Thursday, 6 October to Sunday, 9 October 2011. Six divisions will compete at the event, with Open and Junior Mixed, Junior Boys and Girls and Open Girls and Boys. Amongst the teams competing at the event will be a St Kentigern team from New Zealand, who are competing in the Open Boys division at the event. Round games will be contested on the first three days of the event, before finals are played on Sunday. The grand finals will be played at the following times:1.00pm – Open Mixed and Junior Mixed1.40pm – Junior Girls and Junior Boys2.20pm – Open Girls and Open BoysFor more information about the event, please visit the following website:www.qldallschools.comlast_img read more

25 days agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder tells Henderson: You must improve25 days agoSheffield Utd boss Wilder tells Henderson: You must improve

first_imgSheffield Utd boss Wilder tells Henderson: You must improveby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United boss Chris Wilder has told Dean Henderson to cut out the mistakes if he wants to be an England star.The Blades goalkeeper was left distraught when his second-half blunder at Bramall Lane on Saturday gifted all three points to Liverpool.Wilder said: “He has the raw qualities. As you have seen here, he makes big saves, but he has to learn from experience and he has to grow.”This is a big season for him individually. It is up to him how he develops. He has got first-class coaching from our point of view.”He has got team-mates that think a lot about him and as a manager, I do as well. He is an outstanding young goalkeeper but a lot will be down to how he takes it on to the next level.”He has proved himself at every level. He has come back from mistakes. He made a huge one last year against Leeds and came back and contributed and he made a couple in a high profile Championship game against Aston Villa and came back.”So that is the reaction, but from my point of view I don’t want him to make mistakes and he can’t afford to make mistakes to drag himself out of a hole.”First and foremost, he has to cut that out, because as with all the top goalkeepers that play, mistakes are very few and far between.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Markets Right Now Tech rout erases stocks gain for yearMarkets Right Now Tech rout erases stocks gain for year

first_imgNEW YORK — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):9:35 a.m.Stocks are opening sharply lower on Wall Street as a rout in major technology companies continued.Apple sank another 3.8 per cent in early trading Tuesday and Microsoft gave up 2.5 per cent.The early drops put major indexes back into the red for the year.Tech stocks were among the biggest decliners in Europe, too. Nokia, a big supplier of telecom networks, fell 4 per cent, while its Swedish rival Ericsson lost 3.5 per cent.The only stocks that rose were utilities and other safe-play companies.The S&P 500 fell 36 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 2,654.The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 421 points, or 1.7 per cent, to 24,598. The Nasdaq lost 133 points, or 1.9 per cent, to 6,893.Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 3.05 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img read more

‘Foolishness of DeMo, GST was not done by anyone in 70 years’‘Foolishness of DeMo, GST was not done by anyone in 70 years’

first_imgRaebareli (UP): Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his strident criticism of the Congress, party president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said in the last 70 years, the “foolishness of demonetisation and Gabbar Singh Tax” was not done by anybody.He was addressing an election meeting in Unchahar in Rabeareli from where UPA chairperson and his mother Sonia Gandhi is seeking re-election to the Lok Sabha. “In the past 70 years, the foolishness of demonetisation and Gabbar Singh Tax (Gandhi’s coinage for the Goods and Services Tax or GST) was not done by anyone,” Gandhi said. Also Read – Ajay Lamba takes oath as chief justice of Gauhati HCHis remarks come against the backdrop of repeated attacks by the prime minister on the Congress, holding it responsible for all ills since the country got Independence. “Chowkidar (watchman) has done ‘chori’ (theft) of factories and employment of people of Raebareli and Amethi (the Lok Sabha seat represented by the Congress chief),” he said. Rahul Gandhi also accused Modi of not wanting to fill 22 lakh vacant posts in the government. “Some 22 lakh jobs are vacant in the government. Modi did not want to fill these vacant posts and only wants to help his friends. We will give these 22 lakh jobs in one year and 10 lakh jobs in panchyats,” he said. Also Read – HC directs Centre to place Bihar IAS officer’s inter-cadre transfer plea before authoritiesThe Congress president asked the gathering, “Where are Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya, Lalit Modi – in jail or outside? “If a farmer of Raebareli takes loan of Rs 20,000 and is unable to repay, he is sent to jail. From 2019, when our government will come to power no farmer will got to jail in such cases. We will bring a separate farmers’ budget in which they will get to know MSP, storm losses compensation, insurance details and what they will get when they suffer losses,” he said. Charging the prime minister of taking away money from “our pocket, your pocket”, he promised that the Congress will ensure that the people get back their money. “Modi has taken away money from your house, lied and fooled you and made you stand in queues telling you that it is fight against corruption and blackmoney. He fooled the country and took money from your pocket for a ‘chor’ (thief) like Anil Ambani,” Gandhi said. “Have you seen ‘Hindustan ke chor’ Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi, Vijay Mallya standing in a line,” he asked the gathering. Promising that Congress will “put back money in your pocket”, Gandhi said when people get money, they will start making purchases. “After demonetisation you stopped purchasing and factories stopped manufacturing giving rise to unemployment. Our ‘Nyay’ will give jobs.” Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay) is the party’s ambitious minimum income guarantee scheme, which assures up to Rs 72,000 a year or Rs 6,000 a month income to 20 per cent of India’s poorest families. “Whatever we do is well thought. It’s impossible to give Rs 15 lakh in every bank account as economy will collapse. But giving Rs 3.60 lakh individually is possible in five years with Rs 72,000 per year,” he said. Stating that in the present regime, crop insurance money was not given to farmers, Gandhi said, “Entire work of insurance has been given to people like Anil Ambani. You give money for insurance but when you face loss you are not compensated. Rs 10,000 crore have been taken from farmers and given to people like Anil Ambani…”last_img read more

Beyond brownfield assetsBeyond brownfield assets

first_imgGiven the size of the Indian economy and expectations of future growth, infrastructure remains a crucial area of focus for both financial and strategic investors alike. As capital flow gradually picks up in the sector over the last five years and operational assets are bought out, the obvious question is: What next in terms of infrastructure projects? The last few years have seen a significant focus from a plethora of global infrastructure investors in India, especially in the transportation and energy sectors. The primary strategy has been buying out companies or a portfolio of operational brownfield projects. Sellers of such projects have been motivated by the need to reduce their debt and in some cases carve out non-core assets. Buyers of brownfield assets have been motivated by getting access to assets that are operational, thereby giving them a foothold in the Indian market. Also Read – A special kind of bondHowever, as brownfield assets see more capital pursuing them, we see two trends emerging. Firstly, high-quality brownfield assets for sale are fewer now, given the capital inflow over the last few years. Secondly, given the increased competition, from an investor’s perspective, due to the yield compression in brownfield assets, the returns available may not be in proportion to the underlying risk. Therefore, the need for investors to move beyond brownfield assets is one that needs attention. Also Read – Insider threat managementFor India, focused investors such as pension funds and private equity funds, the requirement to look beyond brownfield infrastructure assets were in the works for a while. Mainly, extending further out on the risk curve is required to deploy more capital to work. Beyond brownfield assets, investors must now consider assets that aren’t necessarily purely greenfield but are under-construction and close to completion. The move towards under-construction projects will allow investors access to a larger pool of assets to choose from. Given the still strained balance sheets in the infrastructure sector, opportunities exist that need to be tapped. The move towards assets that aren’t operational or a portfolio of such assets is a natural progression in the market. The vital question is the valuation of such assets. Fundamentally, for distressed projects and under-construction projects, there is a potential for unlocking value by investors accessing such projects. Acquiring projects suffering from either time and cost overruns, or both for that matter, at attractive valuations is the key. The seller of such assets can unlock much-needed capital, and the users of such assets can hope to access the much-needed infrastructure sooner. In effect, investors will have to be more “hands-on” in approaching under-construction projects. The need for a more operationally intensive plan will require financial investors to team up with operator companies. Such partnerships will take a variety of forms ranging from joint ventures to the utilisation of financial vehicles that allow for partnerships between operators and capital providers. For operational industry players such as integrated energy businesses, an opportunity exists wherein they can potentially utilise their operational expertise to get an edge in the infrastructure market. The recent deal in which Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) monetised a pool of arbitration awards is a variant of this strategy, and a deal that displays how investors can unlock value through moving higher on the risk curve. In this particular case, HCC gets access to much-needed liquidity and the investors, the Blackrock-led consortium, get an opportunity to utilise their long-term capital to generate investment returns. Over the past few years, the investor interest in accessing high-quality brownfield assets to deploy capital has been a natural first step taken by both large and small players entering Indian markets. Given the constrained balance sheets of many Indian businesses especially infrastructure companies has meant that carving out and monetisation of assets to reduce debt was a natural progression in the market. However, in a multi-decade time horizon, given India’s vast infrastructure needs, a move higher on the risk curve towards under-construction projects to be able to deploy more significant amounts of capital is only natural. From an investor perspective, accessing non-brownfield projects implies dealing with three primary issues around land acquisition, construction risk, and an effective infrastructure-linked ecosystem. The immediate investment focus must shift towards projects or portfolios of projects where risk linked to the latter two must be undertaken, while land acquisition issues have primarily been resolved. The capacity of investors and the strategies adopted to deal with non-brownfield projects will lead to increased infrastructure investments and will expedite infrastructure creation. Investors and the government will have to keep a keen eye on any policy changes that might be needed as the market evolves with increasing amounts of capital looking towards incomplete and yet attractive infrastructure assets. (The author heads Development Tracks, an infrastructure advisory firm. Views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more