Michael Che serves up Laughs at theEnd

first_imgTCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Michael Che entertains a crowd of students and faculty. Photo credit: Megan Guter Twitter Linkedin printFriday marks the beginning of the weekend, and at TCU it often marks laughs hosted by theEnd. Such was the case when they hosted the notable Saturday Night Live comedian, Michael Che in the Brown-Lupton University Union Friday.The room was filled with students and even some faculty ready to hear the comedian. According to students, this has been one of theEnd’s most anticipated events this year.Michael Che hosting Weekend Update. Photo credit: NBC“I was really excited to see Michael Che,” said first-year student and Film, Television and Digital Media Libby Glenn. “SNL is one of my favorite shows, so I couldn’t wait to see one of the cast members in person!”The night started with opener Ryan O’Flanagan, a stand up comedian who has appeared on Last Call with Carson Daily and New Girl. O’Flanagan was then followed up by the main event, Michael Che.Che opened the evening up with taking question from the audience.He is notorious for laughing at his own jokes during Weekend Update. When asked about his pattern of breaking, his one response was to laugh.“People ask me that all the time, and honestly it’s because I think I’m hilarious,” said Che.His routine was very similar to his content on SNL. His jokes ranged from current political tensions with President Trump to the struggles of online dating.Che didn’t take a typical approach to his jokes about Trump. His fellow SNL cast mates have hounded Trump with jokes about his spray tan, hair and polices.“I didn’t vote,” said Che. “Now I’m going to vote. Not even because of Donald Trump just because I paid my taxes this year.”Che hosts Weekend Update on SNL Saturdays at 10:30. Hisstand-upp special, Michael Che Matters can be found on Netflix. Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ + posts Review: Ali and Mortensen bring the ’60s to life in Peter Farrelly’s ‘Green Book’ Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ ReddIt Megan Guter Linkedin Megan Guterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/megan-guter/ Review: Christian Bale goes above and beyond in Adam McKay’s ‘Vice’ Facebook Previous articleSizzle Reel (Ep. 18 – Oscar Predictions, March Netflix Releases and more)Next articleSenseless Acts of Comedy travels for national tournament Megan Guter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Megan Guter is a senior journalism major and FTDM minor from New Orleans, Louisiana. Megan is an aspiring fashion icon and pop culture enthusiast. She loves reality television, boybands, and New Orleans to an extreme level. She is also a co-host at TCU’s one and only celebrity entertainment podcast, Celebrity Dish. Geaux Frogs! Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Facebook TCU community honors loved ones during National Suicide Prevention Week Live Blog: Medical School Receives Preliminary Accreditation World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution last_img read more

Condemnation of armed robbery at Derry bookmakers

first_imgNews Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Condemnation of armed robbery at Derry bookmakers Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Google+ Twitter There’s been widespread condemnation of the armed robbery of a bookmakers premises at the Village complex in Derry’s Rosemount last night.Derry City Councillor Maeve McLaughlin says it’s the third armed robbery in the city over the past few weeks, and that’s a very worrying development.Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey said the use or threat of violence towards businesses and staff is totally abhorrent. Google+ Facebook Previous articlePSNI Chief Constable pays tribute to Ronan KerrNext articleOmagh arrest “not linked” to fatal bomb investigation – PSNI News Highland By News Highland – April 3, 2011 Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterestlast_img read more

13-year-old told investigators he wanted to be ‘the next school shooter’: Officials

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(DAVENPORT, Fla.) A 13-year-old boy who was taken into custody under Florida’s Baker Act allegedly told investigators that he wanted to become the “next school shooter.”The teen was taken into custody early Saturday after a woman called 911 to report a “young man” who was barefoot and passed out drunk on the sidewalk in the city of Davenport, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.He was “falling everywhere,” “nodding out” and had “bruises all over him,” a woman said in the 911 call obtained by ABC Orlando affiliate WFTV.After the boy was taken to a local hospital, he allegedly made alarming statements to investigators that prompted them to investigate further and take him in for an involuntary mental health evaluation under Florida’s Baker Act.The teen allegedly told Polk County sheriff’s deputies that “he wanted to die and see God” and that “he wanted to kill a lot of kids,” according to a press release.The 13-year-old also said that he wanted to “shoot up” Westside K-8 School in Osceola County, from which he was expelled from last month, because he wanted to be the “next school shooter,” the sheriff’s office said.The boy said that he wanted to commit the killings because some of the children at the school “snitched” on him and got him expelled. He also said that he was expelled and charged with threatening a student from the school because the student “tried him.”The teen also claimed that he buried a handgun in his neighbor’s backyard because he didn’t want his mother to know that he had one, but no gun was found, according to the press release.The boy told investigators at the hospital that he had drunk an entire bottle of liquor from his parents’ liquor cabinet as well as taken a bunch of “happy pills.”The teen had threatened to bring a knife to school and kill another teen, according to the press release. He was expelled from the school in February for making similar statements and for “written threats to kill.” The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office also took him into custody under the Baker Act at the time of his expulsion.During a search of the teen’s home, detectives found images of Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, as well as images from the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado on his Playstation, the sheriff’s office said.Eric Harris, whose son attends Westside K-8 School, told WFTV that “you have to take a threat very seriously,” even if the student tries to pass it off as a joke.“They gotta learn they can’t joke like that,” Harris said.ABC News is not identifying the teen because he is a minor. He was charged in Polk County for aggravated stalking as a result of the most recent incident.“This teen is clearly in trouble,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement. “We hope he receives the treatment he needs to deal with his desires to hurt himself and others, but we have also placed him under arrest for felony aggravated stalking. We cannot allow anyone of any age to get away with criminal threats to kill, especially when they are aimed toward schoolchildren.”The boy was still in custody in a juvenile assessment center as of Tuesday, WFTV reported. ABC News could not immediately reach a representative for him.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bond doubled for St. Louis police officer accused of killing colleague during Russian roulette-like game

first_imgcmannphoto/iStock(ST. LOUIS) — A St. Louis police officer accused of shooting and killing his colleague while playing a Russian roulette-like game had his bond doubled during a court hearing Thursday morning.A judge at the St. Louis Circuit Court raised Nathanial Hendren’s bond from $50,000 to $100,000, of which he can pay 10 percent to be placed on house arrest. The judge also ordered Hendren to surrender any firearms in his possession.Hendren, 29, is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the death of his fellow officer, Katlyn Alix.Alix, 24, was off duty at Hendren’s St. Louis apartment on Jan. 24 when just before 1 a.m. she was shot in the chest. Hendren and his patrol partner who was present — both on duty at the time — rushed Alix to the hospital, where she died a short time later.The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department initially called it an “accidental” killing in which an officer “mishandled a firearm.” But investigators later determined that Hendren and Alix were playing a dangerous game with a revolver.According to a probable cause statement from the police department, Hendren emptied the revolver’s chambers, put one bullet back in and spun the cylinder. He then pointed the weapon away and pulled the trigger. The gun did not fire. Alix took the firearm, pointed it at Hendren and pulled the trigger.Still nothing happened, according to the statement.Hendren then took back the revolver, pointed it at Alix and pulled the trigger. This time, the gun discharged the chambered round, according to the probable cause.Hendren’s partner, who has not yet been named, advised investigators that he had told Alix and Hendren that “they shouldn’t be playing with guns and that they were police officers,” according to the probable cause. The officer said he “felt uncomfortable” with the situation and “didn’t want to have any part of it.”He was leaving Hendren’s apartment when he heard the gunshot, according to the probable cause.The police department immediately launched an internal investigation into the incident and placed both Hendren and his partner on paid administrative leave. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office launched its own investigation with the help of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.The St. Louis circuit attorney, Kimberly Gardner, announced on Jan. 25 that her office had filed charges against Hendren.“This is a devastating incident for Katlyn Alix’s husband, parents, family and for our entire community,” Gardner said in a statement. “We will do whatever is necessary to get to the truth of this incident. Katlyn’s family and this community deserve nothing less.”On Monday, Gardner sent a letter to Col. John Hayden Jr., the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department commissioner, and Judge Jimmie Edwards, the city’s public safety director, raising concerns about how the investigation was handled in its early stages.Gardner said she believed there was probable cause that drugs or alcohol may have been “a contributing factor” in the shooting. Members of her team began preparing search warrants to have blood drawn from both Hendren and his partner, but police informed them that the local hospital will not honor the warrants — even though that is a common procedure in criminal investigations, according to Gardner.Gardner said her team was later told that “in lieu of the more exact blood specimen test,” the police department’s internal affairs division had conducted a Breathalyzer test and taken urine samples from both officers under so-called Garrity rights, which shield public employees from self-incrimination.“This is a serious problem in objective investigative tactics,” Gardner said in her letter. “Taking these tests under the cover of Garry appears as an obstructionist tactic to prevent us from understanding the state of the officers during the commission of this alleged crime.”Gardner also expressed concern over the police department’s swift assessment that Alix’s death was an accident.“In my opinion, it is completely inappropriate for investigators to approach a crime scene that early in the investigation with a predisposed conclusion about the potential outcome of a case,” she said. “I understand your need to get information out to the public quickly regarding officer-involved shooting cases, however, the labeling of any criminal incident as an accident prior to a full investigation is a violation of our duty as objective fact finders.”Alix, a military veteran who graduated from the St. Louis Police Academy in January 2017, was buried Wednesday. Her family is demanding answers.“The way how everything went down, I don’t like it,” Alix’s mother, Aimee Chadwick, told CBS affiliate KMOV in an interview. “I think there’s more answers. We need more answers. She loved her job. Even on her days off, she would go visit all her friends down there because like I guess when you’re a police officer, [you have] that close bond with everyone.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Time to plan your career

first_img Previous Article Next Article John Lees, author of the best-selling book How To Get A Job You’ll Love,suggests taking a totally fresh look at your career Having a career plan seems like hard work, so we don’t do it. We give moretime to home decoration decisions than our careers. The result? Our job changesare guided mainly by chance. Creating your own career revolution, on the otherhand, can be done in just three simple steps. Step 1: Career awareness Career awareness focuses on what we can do now. It begins with three basicquestions: What kind of work do I find meaningful and challenging? What outcomes doesmy present or next employer really seek? How can I exploit the overlap, orcreate one? This is a model that requires you to audit yourself regularly. Spend atleast one day a quarter focusing on your career – cataloguing your successesand looking at areas where you can add to your learning. Career awareness is also about having a concrete wish list: your values, theskills that energise you, and your personal motivators. You become able to communicate a concise ‘message’, conveying what you wantto bring to your job within the next 12 months. This doesn’t have to mean changing jobs, but it is healthy tobe prepared forwhen it is time to move on. Step 2: Using creative business thinking We cannot rely on the career planning tools we learned from the previousgeneration. If you want an above-average career, you need a better toolkit. Lateral thinking in career development is about choice and strategy. Thinkabout what you can do next, and how you will get there, and not acceptinglimitations before you have even started. If you were an organisation, you might be holding a board meeting today.Your company will only thrive if you develop new products and services. If yourplanning meeting shoots down every new idea, the chances are you are going downthe tubes. Businesses know the value of ‘what if’ thinking, and how importantit is to push the benefits of new ideas. Sadly, our mindset for career choice is locked in logical, A-Z thinking.Lateral thinking has far more chance of coming up with an action plan that istruly original and differentiates you from the pack. Step 3: Open the exploration box To fully explore ideas about your career future, avoid the temptation of‘yes-no’ thinking. See how quickly you find a reason to say ‘no’ to a job idea– we are eager to find a reason why challenging ideas won’t work. We putdecision-making too early in the process, and don’t spend enough time reallyexploring options. Recruit supporters who will actively help you explore and research options,and will push you to see the benefits of doing things differently. Explorationrequires you to deal with what’s out there, which means talking to real peopleabout real jobs. Whether you are after promotion or the next career move, thinkresearch before job search. Career revolution: the result If you want an average career with average career satisfaction, continue thepassive route. Promotion, a new balance, or a better job may well mean not justa new CV, but a new way of thinking about your choices. How To Get A Job You’ll Love is available from McGraw-Hill, www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk Comments are closed. Time to plan your careerOn 27 May 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Outdoor kitchen sealed deal for Bobby Flay in Los Angeles

first_img Share via Shortlink Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Celebrity Real Estatelos angeles Bobby Flay and the home (Photos via Getty/The Society Group)Celebrity chef Bobby Flay spent the last few months looking at a Midcentury Modern–inspired home in Los Angeles, but it was missing something he dreamed of: a chef-worthy outdoor kitchen.The owners of the home happened to be designers. They agreed to work with Flay to build an outdoor kitchen to Flay’s specifications, including a pizza oven and an Argentinian-style grill.That sealed the deal: Flay bought the home, on Rising Glen Road in the hills above Sunset Boulevard, for $7.6 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.The sellers, Michael and Arya Martin, designed and built the 5,800-square-foot home. They run the design-and-build firm OSKLO.The boxy house has floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a largely open floor plan. It was recently featured in Architectural Digest.ADVERTISEMENTThe Midcentury Modern inspiration is clear in the built-in floating shelves and interior glass atrium. Each of the four bedrooms opens to a private terrace and pathway connecting to the rear of the home.The small, fenced-in back yard centers on a patio area and the pool. There are lawns, sculptures and landscaped trees.L.A.’s residential market, particularly the top end, remains hot nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic.Meanwhile, Flay’s Bold Food is feuding with its Manhattan landlord over back rent. The company vacated an office space in June without paying back or future rent, claiming that the coronavirus pandemic “destroyed Bold Food’s ability to operate and earn revenue.”A judge sided with the company’s landlord in December. [WSJ] — Dennis Lynch last_img read more

C&J Energy and Keane complete merger of equals

first_imgNew company has increased scale and density across services and geographies with a prominent presence in the most active US Basins Image: C&J Energy and Keane complete merger of equals. Photo: Courtesy of skeeze from Pixabay. NexTier Oilfield Solutions (NYSE: NEX) (“NexTier” or the “Company”) today announced the successful completion of the merger between C&J Energy Services, Inc. (“C&J”) and Keane Group, Inc. (“Keane”), creating a new leading well completion and production services company. The combined company’s common stock will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “NEX” at the open of business on October 31, 2019.The NexTier brand reflects the Company’s mission to consistently outperform in service delivery and returns, enabling customers to win by safely unlocking affordable, reliable and plentiful sources of oil and natural gas. The NexTier brand also embodies the Company’s key differentiators of safety, partnership, efficiency and innovation.“Today marks an important milestone as we establish NexTier, an industry-leading U.S. land diversified oilfield services provider,” said Robert Drummond, President and Chief Executive Officer of NexTier. “Through this landmark combination, we have united two quality platforms and talented workforces who share a common commitment to safety, efficient operations, partnership with top-tier customers, and technological innovation. We are well positioned to provide market leading service to our expanded customer base in the most active U.S. basins, while continuing to invest in next-generation technologies that will enable the company to provide further differentiated products and services for customers. I am proud to lead our talented team as we begin our journey as NexTier.”In accordance with the terms of the merger agreement, C&J shareholders will receive 1.6149 shares of Keane common stock for each share of C&J common stock owned in a tax-free share exchange. The merger agreement provides that Keane and C&J shareholders will, in the aggregate, each own approximately 50 percent of the equity of the combined company on a fully diluted basis. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Three times more potential homes for sale than on Rightmove, claims direct approach app

first_imgAn online company has claimed that there are three times as many people who want to sell their home than there are properties on Rightmove.KnockForSale.com which acts as a facilitator between home owners and people who would like to buy their home, claims that its research among 1,000 home owners proves there is a ‘shadow market’ of vendors who would sell if they were approached with an offer.The company is attempting to persuade vendors and buyers to circumvent estate agents entirely and says its online platform enables house sellers to save £3,275 based on an average agent fee of 1.42%.KnockForSale.com charges buyers £5 to send a card via its app to an address which makes an offer for their home saying ‘I love your property’ and asking whether it is ‘potentially for sale’. Each card then directs potential vendors to the company’s website where they can see more details of the buyers’ offer.Cut out agentsThe service appears to be an attempt to intervene in the property market before people instruct agents and cut the industry out of the process.The business has been backed with £150,000 provided in part by the founder of SpareRoom.com Rupert Hunt (left).“’Hand delivering flyers is recommended by plenty of property gurus but one of its pitfalls – along with territorial dogs and twitching curtains – is that buyers have to be there, and give out their contact information,” co-founder Kerrie Powell told The Daily Mail.“Our service offers a layer of security and convenience for buyers, as well as the opportunity to secure a home that’s not on the market. And, for homeowners, we offer the possibility of a direct sale without having to pay commissions or fees to estate agents.”KnockForSale.com Kerrie Powell May 17, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Three times more potential homes for sale than on Rightmove, claims direct approach app previous nextProptechThree times more potential homes for sale than on Rightmove, claims direct approach appKnockForSale.com claims housing market could be ‘set free’ if buyers were able to approach vendors directly and cut out estate agents.Nigel Lewis17th May 201901,331 Viewslast_img read more

Student census warning

first_imgOxford University students have been warned that if they do not complete their census forms, Oxford City and County Councils could lose out on thousands of pounds worth of funding.The census data is used to work out funding for services as diverse as education, transportation and health. According to the Q&A document produced for students, this “will ultimately benefit the living environment of all Oxford residents – which includes the student population.”James Bennett, Home Bursar of St Catherine’s College and the Chair of the Domestic Bursars’ Committee said, “It is vitally important that students living in colleges (and in private rented accommodation) understand and participate in this process.“The data collected in the census are used to underpin decision-making on the allocation of resources to local authorities.”Mr Bennett also met with OUSU President David Barclay with a view to spreading information through JCRs and MCRs.Barclay encouraged students to get behind the census, commenting, “This year’s census is more important than ever for students, because the data collected will be used to inform how resources are allocated to local Councils.“At a time of massive cuts to their funding, its crucial that Government gets a true picture of the population of Oxford, and particularly its student population.”The census takes place every ten years, meaning that the last census, in 2001,occurred when most current undergraduates would have still been of primary school age.The 2001 census showed that over a quarter of the working resident population in Oxford were full-time students, which was the highest percentage in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics.Figures from December 2010 showed there were 21,535 students at Oxford University.The nationwide date for the census is 27th March 2011. However, for students living in college or University communal accommodation in Oxford, the census will take data from those resident between 3rd and 7th March 2011 in order to avoid a clash with the Easter vacation.The 2011 census campaign includes initiatives endorsed by the NUS, such as a photography competition to help raise awareness among students.last_img read more

Reising serves those who serve

first_imgHarvard Law School (HLS) student Jesse Reising was eager to start his career as an officer in the U.S. Marines Corps upon his graduation from Yale — until his dream was derailed by a violent collision as he made a tackle during the 2010 Yale-Harvard football game, resulting in partial paralysis of his right arm.Medically disqualified from the Marines (he’d attended Officer Candidates School during college), Reising decided to serve those who serve in the military. Last summer, at Yale, he and two friends launched Operation Opportunity, with an initiative called the Warrior-Scholar Project, a two-week “academic boot camp” to help veterans transition from the military to college. Nine veterans from four of the five branches of the military participated in the intensive workshop, attending classes on writing and reading, working closely with academic tutors, and enjoying nightly dinner discussions. Their instructors included Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Lewis Gaddis and Yale Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeff Brenzel.The program was such a success that it will expand at Yale next summer to include 24 warrior-scholars who plan to enroll in colleges around the country. And in 2014, Reising and Marine Corps veteran Peter Brooks ’06, who is now an M.B.A.-M.P.P. joint degree candidate at Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, will extend the Warrior-Scholar Project to Harvard University. They recently received a generous offer from former Treasury Secretary Nicholas F. Brady, a 1954 graduate of Harvard Business School, who has pledged to donate $50,000 to the program each year for the next three years, provided his donation is matched two-for-one.Before matriculating at HLS, Reising worked for six months in Afghanistan’s Kunar province as a contractor. But he wanted to do more, and the Warrior-Scholar Project is helping fulfill his passion for public service.“Veterans transitioning to college likely have not used academic skills since high school and have difficulties adjusting to a fundamentally different social and cultural environment,” says Reising, who hopes to become a federal prosecutor. “Unfortunately, these challenges often lead to veterans’ dropping out of college before earning their degrees. We believe that veterans have the potential not only to succeed in college, but to be leaders in the classroom. We seek to unlock that potential.”last_img read more