TCU soccer loses physical game to Baylor, 1-0

first_imgFacebook Nick Stephens High school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt Twitter High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt Nick Stephens Goalkeeper Emily Alvarado takes a goal kick against Baylor on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Linkedin Facebook Nick Stephens Nick Stephens Nick Stephens Previous articleNative American and Indigenous Peoples Day symposium focuses on the presentNext articleLosing streak comes to a halt with victory over Iowa State Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives Nick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks printGoalkeeper Emily Alvarado takes a goal kick against Baylor. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.A slow start to Big 12 Conference play last weekend meant that TCU soccer entered Waco Friday night needing a win to right the ship.That win was not forthcoming– the Horned Frogs fell to Baylor at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field Friday, 1-0.The biggest takeaway from the match was the physicality:referee Guido Gonzales showed early on that he would allow physical play to go uncalled, and he stuck to that officiating throughout.Midfielder Danielle Eule battles with a Baylor player in their match on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.“We tried to make it into a soccer game, but I think it was hard for us to do that,” said TCU head coach Eric Bell. “We have to be able to fight to keep the ball once we have it, and I don’t necessarily think we did a great job of that.”TCU came out in their typical 4-4-2 diamond formation, but pressure from Baylor in the first half forced them to switch to a more defensive 4-5-1 to get more numbers in the midfield.Despite a 7-3 shot advantage for the Bears in the first half, an excellent performance by TCU goalkeeper Emily Alvarado kept the game scoreless at halftime.“I know she made one hell of a save in the first half to keep us in it,” Bell said. “Obviously I haven’t seen the tape, but I thought she did a really good job.”The scoreless draw was broken in the 59th minute from a set piece. A foul on TCU’s Tijana Djuricek led to a free kick for Baylor, which was lofted in and found the foot of striker Camryn Wendlandt, who buried it through the legs of Alvarado.The Frogs struggled to deal with set pieces and crosses all night– most of Baylor’s better chances came from balls lofted into the box.After the goal, TCU had to take more offensive initiative, and they did, switching to a 4-3-3 formation with strikers Bright and McKenzie Oliver on the wings.Messiah Bright finds space against a Baylor defender on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Despite the change, the Frogs couldn’t find the back of the net and the match finished 1-0 in favor of the Bears.After the loss, Bell has turned his attention to Sunday’s match against the University of Texas, which is now a must-win.“We need three points– we need three points bad,” Bell said. “I’m glad that we can play at Garvey-Rosenthal on Sunday, and hopefully a bunch of people come out to support us.”TCU returns home to Fort Worth for Sunday’s match. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. + posts Linkedin ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

State media conflicts subside, but public opinion divisions deepen

first_img News News to go further Receive email alerts RSF_en February 14, 2020 Find out more Brazilian journalist murdered at home in Paraguay ParaguayAmericas News ParaguayAmericas Lugo’s removal has already caused a split in the media. “The main privately-owned media, and many of their journalists, have in general defended his impeachment, either openly or by playing it down and by not telling the whole story,” said an independent journalist based in Ciudad del Este.“But the community radio stations are taking a different line, they are condemning the “parliamentary coup’,” he added. “A lot of the information about the removal process is now coming out via the Internet and social networks.” There is a danger that online insults and abuse will exacerbate the polarization already under way. February 10, 2017 Find out more Reporter killed in ambush after police protection withdrawn Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Organisation Follow the news on Paraguay There seems to have been a let-up in the tension within the two state broadcasters – TV Pública and Radio Nacional – that was triggered by censorship attempts in the wake of President Fernando Lugo’s removal in a parliamentary coup on 22 June.Reporters Without Borders nonetheless continues to keep a close eye on the situation following Organization of American States secretary general José Miguel Insulza’s visit to Asunción on 2-3 July, which prompted a temporary truce in the public opinion debates about Lugo’s ouster.“We hope that fundamental freedoms, beginning with the freedom to report and receive news and information, will not be obstructed or undermined during the demonstrations called for tomorrow by both Lugo’s supporters and the supporters of the new government headed by Federico Franco,” Reporters Without Borders said.“Lugo’s supporters, who are often outside TV Pública, claim that their demonstrations are being infiltrated by armed men. Division and polarization are becoming entrenched. This could lead to attacks on journalists by demonstrators who identify them with the media they work for. Media executives and editors need to evaluate the problem.”As result of resistance by TV Pública’s employees, Carlos Filippi – the director general who had been hastily appointed by the new government – was forced to depart after five days. Since then, former Radio Nacional director-general Judith María Vera has been acting head of TV Pública.Our sources tell as that “Micrófono Abierto,” the programme that was censored on 22 June, has resumed broadcasting in its original form. Similarly, “Ape ha Pepe” (“Here and There” in Guaraní), the Radio Nacional programme that went off the air on 23 June, was broadcast as usual a week later.A state media source has nonetheless told us that he fears that parliament could impose budgetary cuts on TV Pública and Radio Nacional, which were launched during Lugo’s presidency.______________________________________26.06.2012 – Concern about public media after President Lugo’s controversial ouster Some are calling it a coup. President Fernando Lugo’s hasty impeachment and removal on 22 June is raising many concerns including concern about freedom of information. An organization like Reporters Without Borders that defends media freedom has every right to be alarmed, as the country’s democracy seems to have been shaken and undermined.An attempt to censor TV Pública immediately after the senate vote removing Lugo and the suspension of certain opinion programmes have reinforced our concern.“The Honduran precedent, which we have repeatedly condemned, justifies our vigilance although it was much more violent,” Reporters Without Borders said. “News coverage – and often its control – is crucial in a political crisis such as this. The new government cannot hope to restrict the public debate in order to conceal the justified criticism of Lugo’s ouster just nine months before the next presidential election, in which he did not intend to be a candidate. “Even the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has criticized the lack of fairness and transparency in Lugo’s removal. Such a debate should not be subject to any restriction, especially in the country’s leading media, which must act as vehicles of real pluralism. The Paraguayan public has a right to know the truth.”In Lugo’s impeachment by parliament, the sentence was decided in advance and was quickly executed, and there was little respect for the right of defence. There was no judicial investigation into the events cited as grounds for his impeachment – clashes on 15 June in the eastern district of Curuguaty (near the Brazilian border) in which 11 peasant farmers demanding land and six policemen were killed.Although legally possible under article 225 of the constitution, Lugo’s removal has all the ingredients for a major controversy.The controversy grew on the evening of 22 June, when the new government’s communications director, Cristián Vázquez, turned up at TV Pública. “He demanded outright that the station stop broadcasting its programmes,” Reporters Without Borders was told by Andrés Colman of the daily Última Hora, who heads the Paraguayan Journalists’ Forum (FOPEP).“He even said he came on behalf of the new president, Federico Franco, which alarmed us. It was clear that the new authorities were being panicked by TV Pública’s broadcasting of expressions of support for Fernando Lugo and by its ‘Micrófono Abierto’ (Open Microphone) programme, in which the public speaks on the air.”A debate on public television’s role took place within TV Pública 24 hours later. Launched in August 2011 under the Lugo presidency, TV Pública is the first public service television station of its kind in Paraguay and everyone we talked to acknowledged that it had developed an independent and pluralistic editorial line.“Its director, Marcelo Martinessi, who has just resigned because of the events, like other senior members of its staff, had managed to develop a neutral or sometimes critical approach towards the Lugo administration,” said Maria Clara Mernes of the Centre for Development Information and Resources, a civil society organization. She attributed Vazquez’s visit to “tactlessness at a time of turmoil and confusion” but Colman insisted that it was a censorship attempt. Subsequent events proved him right.“The new authorities saw the public’s reaction growing in strength,” Colman said. “During the debate in which I was participating on 23 June, the TV station’s employees began to occupy the premises. The event triggered protests. At the end of the day, the station’s signal was cut for 25 minutes. The National Electricity Administration (ANDE) later claimed that it was due to a mistake.”The day before, Radio Nacional’s weekly programme “Ápe ha pepe” (Here and there in Guaraní language) was also cut short. “We will see if it is back on the air next Saturday,” said a Paraguayan expatriate who often participates in the programme.Officially, Radio Nacional director Judith Maria Vera is still in her post and does not intend to change the station’s programming. In a public statement, she said she had received no orders to this effect. TV Pública, on other hand, no longer has anyone in command and the police tried to evacuate the building yesterday. July 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 State media conflicts subside, but public opinion divisions deepen News Help by sharing this information October 20, 2014 Find out morelast_img read more