NCAA Upholds Vacation of BYU Wins Concerning the Emery Situation

first_imgSeptember 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local NCAA Upholds Vacation of BYU Wins Concerning the Emery Situation Written by Tags: BYU Men’s Basketball/Infractions Committee/NCAA/Nick Emery Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailINDIANAPOLIS-Wednesday, the NCAA upheld its decision that BYU men’s basketball must vacate 47 wins that occurred during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons according to a decision issued by the organization’s Division I Infractions Appeals Committee.The committee, in a statement prepared by the Indianapolis-based NCAA, found four BYU boosters provided “more than $12,000 in complimentary all-inclusive vacations, cash, meals, golf and the use of a car to a men’s basketball student-athlete, former BYU guard Nick Emery,  in violation of NCAA rules.As BYU appealed, the Provo-based institution contended it should not have to vacate these records because the committee had used an incorrect standard and the relevant case precedent that exists had been “misconstrued.”In turn, the Committee believes it has the necessary discretion to impose this vacation of records penalty in both “Level I and Level II” infractions cases when a student-athlete participates in NCAA competition while ineligible.The committee also asserts that the penalty is just because many violations occurred, including some that were “serious and intentional.”While reviewing the precedent of this case, the committee recognized that in other instances in intercollegiate athletics, the same penalty has occurred even when university staff and administration did not know the nature of the violations.BYU responded by confirming their disappointment with the committee’s decision.Former Cougars head coach, Dave Rose, who was at the helm of the program during Emery’s time at BYU, confirmed he was not surprised at the NCAA’s decision but expressed sorrow for what the university is going through right now.The vacation of these 47 wins officially makes Rose’s record at BYU 301-135 (.690).last_img read more

Ocean City Junior 8 Crew Team Wins Title at Nationals

first_imgThe Ocean City High School junior eight crew team won the SRAA National Championships Regatta on Saturday at Mercer County Park in West Windsor.The event pitted the top boats in the nation against each other in a two-day regatta.The winning boat included Nicolas DiMarco, Evan Nathan, Christian McDermott, Christian Baumgardner, Colin Stewart, Michael Daddi, Eric Lam, Ryan Fisher and coxswain Chase Devlin.Mayor Jay Gillian and Councilman Mike DeVlieger greeted the team on their return to Ocean City.The Red Raiders overall put six boats in the semifinals and three boats in the finals..last_img read more

Kerry to expand via SuCrest buy

first_imgThe Kerry Group is to expand its sweet ingredients and flavours business in the Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with the proposed acquisition of SuCrest.The group has entered into an agreement to buy the German firm, which has production and development facilities in Hochheim, Germany and Vitebsk, Belarus, as well as a sales office in Moscow. SuCrest produces sweet ingredients, such as caramel pieces, ’brittle and crunch’ toppings, creams, pastes and glazes, which it supplies to many industries, including bakery.Kerry said the combination of its existing ingredients portfolio with the SuCrest business would “broaden Kerry’s technology, customer and geographic base in EMEA markets”.last_img read more

News story: Funding boost for child sexual abuse prevention helpline following jump in contacts

first_img a taskforce, chaired by the Home Secretary, bringing together representatives from ad agencies, trade bodies and brands to ensure criminals don’t have access to this funding stream a £250,000 innovation call for organisations to bid for funding to assist them in developing innovative solutions to disrupt live streaming of abuse new tools to improve the capabilities of the Child Abuse Image Database (CAID) – the database used by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and UK police forces to search for indecent images of children and increase the ability to identify victims Director of the Stop It Now! helpline, Donald Findlater, said: Child sexual abuse is a truly sickening crime and I’m committed to doing everything in my power to eradicate it from society. It’s vital we take action on a number of fronts. That’s why we have given police and prosecutors the tools they need to bring offenders to justice, are educating young people on how they can protect themselves and will be legislating to ensure tech giants are fulfilling their responsibilities to protect our children. But it is also important to focus on preventative measures that stop potential abusers from committing crimes in the first place. The Lucy Faithfull Foundation plays a key role in this work and has my full support. NCA Director Rob Jones said: Since the start of the deterrence campaign, 5,114 people have called the helpline seeking advice and support to stop viewing online sexual images of children.A further 2,418 people called for support regarding concerns about someone else’s online viewing behaviour.People can also access the Get Help website, which had over 40,900 users in 2018 compared to around 23,000 in 2016.Callers agree actions that they can take to manage their behaviour and protect children as well as exploring other services and agencies available. Calls remain confidential and anonymous, unless a child is deemed to be at risk.While the Stop It Now! deterrence campaign was launched in 2015 to specifically tackle indecent images of children online, the Stop It Now! helpline has been running in the UK since 2002. It deals with all aspects of child sexual abuse prevention, including direct contact abuse, child grooming, and harmful sexual behaviour of a child or young person.Independent evaluation shows that, as a result of the advice, people take steps to control their behaviour, including stopping all internet or pornography use, installing controls and filters on devices and informing partners or family members.The National Crime Agency estimates that around 80,000 people in the UK are regularly viewing images of child sexual abuse online.In October, the Home Secretary travelled to the west coast of the USA to demand that tech firms do more to tackle online CSE and to develop a tool to detect and remove child grooming sites.Other measures announced include:center_img People viewing sexual images of children online need to know this is not a victimless crime – children are harmed when these images are first made, and afterwards when they are viewed or shared again. There are serious consequences for anyone arrested for such behaviour, possibly including imprisonment, losing their job, friendships and relationships, losing contact with their own children as well as ending up on the sex offenders register. Confidential help is available to stop viewing these images and to stay stopped. Over these last 3 years thousands of people, mostly men, have come to us for help to get their lives back on track. This additional funding will ensure thousands more get through to stop their illegal behaviour and stay stopped. The Home Secretary has announced £600,000 funding for The Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Stop It Now! child sexual abuse prevention helpline.The charity offers confidential advice to offenders who want to change their illegal behaviour. The funding boost comes following a sharp 65% rise in callers and visitors to the Stop It Now! helpline and self-help website regarding viewing sexual images of children online.In a speech in September, the Home Secretary set out his support for the charity. The funding will enable The Lucy Faithfull Foundation to support more people at risk of offending over the next 18 months.The Stop It Now! deterrence campaign was launched in October 2015 to discourage people from viewing illegal sexual images of children online, and to offer help to those wanting to change their behaviour. It also supports the families and friends of offenders, and professionals.More than 2,000 people contacted Stop It Now! last year through the helpline and its secure messaging service last year to change this behaviour.Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, said: The scale and severity of child sexual abuse and exploitation we are seeing has significantly increased. Helping offenders to stop is really important, but it is absolutely crucial to help potential offenders before they even begin looking at the sexual abuse of children online. The NCA welcomes this funding to support more people at risk of offending. This needs to be part of a wider approach that includes the tech industry tackling offending, age appropriate education, and support for children, parents and carers such as in our Jessie and Friends campaign for four to seven year olds.last_img read more

Smashing Pumpkin’s Billy Corgan Covers Miley Cyrus In Toronto

first_imgFormer Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan (now going by his full name, William Patrick Corgan) is currently on tour in support of his newly released solo album, Ogilala, his first in over a decade. Corgan played Queen Elizabeth Theater in Toronto, ON on Friday night, performing one set of material from the new album and one career-spanning set of Smashing Pumpkins favorites, a Zwan throwback, and a couple of choice covers.Watch Billy Corgan Of Smashing Pumpkins Cover The Grateful Dead’s “Box Of Rain” In Brooklyn [Video]The tour has introduced Neil Young, Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and more covers into the mix, and Friday night’s performance included an out of left field cover of Miley Cyrus. Corgan perfected Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” with his own signature nasal-y wail, taking creative liberties with melody and cadence, reinterpreting the 2013 Bangerz hit into an acoustic ballad worthy of listen.As Rolling Stone points out, Corgan expressed his admiration for Cyrus as a singer-songwriter on a French rock radio station (OUI FM) in 2014. “She’s a very good singer,” Corgan said in the interview. “So at least I can stand back and say qualitatively that she’s a better pop star than 99.99% of them, even if I don’t like the music.”Listen to Billy Corgan’s rendition of “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus in the fan-made video below, uploaded by Real Bad BBQ:Setlist: Billy Corgan | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | Toronto, ON | 10/20/17I: Zowie, Processional, The Spaniards, Aeronaut, The Long Goodbye, Half-Life of an Autodidact, Amarinthe, Antietam, Mandarynne, Shiloh, Archer, If I Were A Carpenter (Tim Hardin cover)II: Full Sail, Burnt Orange-Black*, Thirty-Three*, La Dolly Vita*, Now (And Then), Disarm*, To Sheila*, After the Gold Rush (Neil Young cover), Oceania*, Try, Try, Try*, Friends as Lovers, Lovers as Friends (Zwan song), Eye*, For God and Country*, 1979*E: Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus cover), Today*, Spaceboy*, Age of Innocence*, Farewell and Goodnight**Smashing Pumpkins coverWilliam Patrick Corgan: THE OGILALA TOUR Remaining Dates:October 24 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum TheaterOctober 25 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum TheaterOctober 27 – Nashville, TN @ CMA TheatreOctober 29 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder TheaterNovember 1 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst TheaterNovember 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Herbst TheaterNovember 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever CemeteryNovember 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever CemeteryNovember 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever Cemeterylast_img read more

ICU faces constant pressure as France waffles over lockdown

first_imgMARSEILLE, France (AP) — The ICU ward at the biggest hospital in southern France is facing a constant, steady flow of virus patients. A 16-year-old was brought in this week, its youngest patient to date. Staff at the La Timone Hospital’s ICU ward in Marseille say they’re just about managing, but the situation could worsen any day. France has lost more than 77,000 lives to the virus, and more than 400 on Tuesday alone. Virus infections have stabilized in recent days but remain stubbornly high. The government wants to avoid a third lockdown but says everything depends on the situation in hospitals like La Timone.last_img read more

Notre Dame hosts ACC Leadership Symposium

first_imgThe 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Student Leadership Symposium, an annual three-day seminar focused on strengthening the bonds between the 15 schools in the ACC, will take place Friday through Sunday at Notre Dame.Keri O’Mara This year’s theme, “Inspiring Inclusion, Creating Community, Launching Leaders,” implemented by symposium co-leads and seniors Stephanie Klotter and Juan Rangel, aims to unite ACC schools through activities and programs focused on promoting academics and athletic opportunities.“The conference is a chance for five student leaders from all ACC schools to get together and discuss issues of social change that may affect the campuses of ACC universities,” Klotter said.By promoting connections among student leaders from all the ACC schools, the symposium creates networks, Rangel said. The leadership training formation sessions specifically provide students with the necessary tools to implement programs for inclusion at their respective institutions.“We thought the issue of inclusion would allow us to connect to issues that Notre Dame has been talking about, especially for the last four years that we’ve been here,” Rangel said. “It’s been a subject of controversy sometimes and just general discussions other times, and we know that we’re leading in some respects and also failing in others.”The conference is also an opportunity to promote exchange of ideas and develop strategies to confront campus issues, an effort which Rangel said he hopes can occur as attendees learn from other schools and analyze proposals for change.Student leaders will accomplish this through a variety of scheduled events, Klotter said.“The conference consists of keynote speakers, workshops, community service trips, team projects and fun activities for the delegates coming,” Klotter said. “The conference concludes with each team project group presenting on an issue of inclusion and how it can be addressed on ACC campuses.”Delegates will be randomly placed in groups upon arrival in order to discuss topics such as religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and gender, Rangel said.“Their task the entire weekend is developing a presentation that allows for them to discover what the obstacles are in contemporary times for their chosen groups as well as what are some possible strategies that they can [use to] confront those obstacles,” he said. “They’re not required to implement those strategies at their institution, but we hope that just by developing these ideas and seeing what all the other students come up with allows them to start brainstorming.”Ninety individuals are scheduled to visit Notre Dame for this event, which Klotter said is a great opportunity for the University to show the ACC what Notre Dame has to offer.“As newcomers to the conference, it is important for the University to form this relationship beyond the sporting fields, and this is a great first step,” she said. “… The work that is going to be done by the issues that are going to be addressed are ones that could spark conversations not only [for] those attending the conference, but also [for] other student leaders at Notre Dame.”Two keynote speakers, comedian Amanda Seales and adjunct instructor of management Christopher Stevens, will address symposium attendees Friday and Sunday, respectively.“[Stevens] really exemplifies leadership in every sense of the word,” Klotter said. “… Professor Stevens also has unbelievable past leadership experience through being on the Notre Dame basketball team, to founding Keurig, to investing in many different startup companies, to now teaching the management and MBA classes.”Stevens exemplifies the values and spirit that Klotter said she hopes the delegates can employ to become inclusive and inspiring leaders. Overall, forming connections with other leaders is the goal for the attendees, Rangel said.“I hope that the delegates are able to learn from the workshops, lectures and all the formal activities that we have planned for them, but also, informally, learn how to develop networks and relationships with other student leaders,” Rangel said.Tags: 2015 ACC Student Leadership Symposium, Christopher Stevens, Creating Community, Inspiring Inclusion, Juan Rangel, Launching Leaders, Stephanie Klotterlast_img read more

Display explores global impact of the Holocaust

first_imgCaitlyn Jordan Students pause to examine a display in O’Shaughnessy Hall Monday. The display is part of a three-week exhibit titled “Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context.”For the next three weeks, students and faculty walking through the Great Hall in O’Shaughnessy Hall will be able to view an exhibition entitled “Germany’s Confrontation with the Holocaust in a Global Context.” Notre Dame will be hosting lectures, gallery talks and a film series in coordination with the exhibit, and this collaborative effort is entitled “Remembrance: The Holocaust in a Global Context.” Monday afternoon, William Donahue, professor and chair of the department of German and Russian languages and literatures, presented the opening talk for the exhibition. Donahue said Eric Santer, a Germanist at the University of Chicago introduced the term “post-Holocaust” into academic discourse in the 1990s. “It is meant to displace and challenge the more commonplace moniker ‘postwar,’ by depriving us of one of the most oft-repeated excuses for the atrocities, especially as expressed by Germans unwilling to face up to the distinctive targeting and murder of a civilian and defenseless population,” he said. “The German phrase one reads in memoir after memoir, and hears again and again in documentaries is, ‘Es war ja Krieg’ — ‘It was, after all, war.’ This way of thinking invites us to dismiss the unprecedented organized mass murder as a casualty of war. War is terrible, and these things just happen.”Donahue said he wants students to grasp the meaning of “post-Holocaust,” which he defined as “the understanding of the way our present world is a product of the Holocaust.” “Yet, while understanding the Holocaust as prerequisite to grasping the modern world, it is also necessary to understand the way in which atrocity wants almost immediately to be ameliorated and softened in the hearts and minds of those charged with its very memory,” he said. “It is frequently just too much to bear. So even while we practice memory, we make serious concessions to ‘Holocaust exhaustion,’ sometimes even confusing the two.”Rather than dismissing the reality of the Holocaust or falling victim to “Holocaust exhaustion,” Donahue said he urges students to fully realize the severe reality of the Holocaust.“My wish for you as you look at this exhibit over the next several weeks is that you allow it to touch you and surprise you, even if much of it will strike you as familiar,” he said. “And please don’t try to take it in all at once. Do what Brecht said every smart reader should do when reading great literature: talk back to it, ask questions, make objections and, when appropriate, learn to say no. But learn also to ask yourselves why you are moved to respond in the manner you do. Notice what offends you, attend to what troubles and puzzles you.”Donahue also said he was asked by the exhibition organizers to comment upon the large crucifix that hangs on the wall of the Great Hall. The comment was particularly relevant because of the outrage that was caused years ago when Polish nuns included a crucifix as part of a memorial near Auschwitz. He said that if one views the cross as a depiction of “ethnic pride” or if one would plant a crucifix “in the way that some plant a flag,” then there is no place for such artifacts near a Holocaust exhibit.However, Donahue said he interpreted the crucifix’s juxtaposition with the exhibition as a demonstration of solidarity in suffering. “But if you see the Cross of Christ as a scandal, as a mystery of undeserved, and indeed shocking, suffering and perhaps also as an arrestingly honest depiction of the fragility of the entire human condition, then perhaps you will find it a useful way for framing this exhibit after all. My beloved undergraduate advisor wrote a little book that has left a lasting impression on me. It is called “Jesus, the Compassion of God.” And so this is how I view this crucifix: as a profound, and indeed divine, sign of solidarity in suffering,” he said. “Solidarity in suffering — what better way to frame an exhibit on the Holocaust?”The Department of German and Russian Languages and Literature is sponsoring the exhibit in coordination with the Department of Theology, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, the program for philosophy, religion and literature and the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts.Tags: Center for Civil and Human Rights, department of german and russian languages, Holocaust, ISLA, Kroc Institute, Nanovic Institute, Theologylast_img read more

Rockville Centre Woman Accused of Vehicular Manslaughter

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Asya UlmerA woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter following an alleged drunken driving crash that left her 21-year-old passenger dead in Rockville Centre over the weekend, Nassau County police said.Asya Ulmer of Rockville Centre was driving a BMW northbound on North Center Avenue when she struck a parked tractor trailer near Meehan Street shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday, police said.Her front-seat passenger, Jennifer Alexis of Bayside, was pronounced dead at the scene.Ulmer, who is also 21, was taken to South Nassau Community Hospital and later placed under arrest.She was additionally charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.Bail for Ulmer was set at $20,000 bond or $10,000 cash. She faces up to seven years in prison if convicted.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img read more