September 18, 2020

LAPD investigating suspicious package [Updated]

first_imgPolice are currently investigating a suspicious package found two blocks west of campus, and have instructed students to stay away from the area.According to LAPD Officer Cleon Joseph, an area resident reported the presence of the suspicious package near 35th Place and Budlong Avenue around 1 p.m. An LAPD bomb squad responded immediately and will remain until the situation has been secured, Joseph said.USC Department of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle said the package was found under a car and there is concern it could be a pipe bomb. LAPD is currently planning to destroy the device, which could cause a loud noise.“They’re going to, rather than take a chance, detonate it,” Carlisle said.DPS was called in by LAPD to help evacuate residents, Carlisle said. People living in the area of 35th and Budlong have been moved to on-campus locations, and LAPD has set up a command post on Normandie Avenue.Carlisle said he was unsure how many, if any, students were affected by the evacuation, though there are students who live west of campus.All students were instructed to stay away from the area by messages on the Trojans Alert system. The first Trojans Alert was sent at approximately 6 p.m.UPDATE (10:12 p.m.): The suspicious package — confirmed to be a pipe bomb — has been removed, according to a Trojans Alert sent at approximately 8:30 p.m. The Trojans Alert indicates the actual location of the pipe bomb was 35th Place and Normandie Avenue. Residents are being allowed back into the neighborhood, though LAPD will be continuing to investigate the area.last_img read more

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MBB : Syracuse looks to continue rolling against down Villanova squad

first_imgScoop Jardine referenced the toll Big East play takes. Ice on his back, banged up following a laboring win over Marquette, the Syracuse senior guard talked about the ramped-up physical nature of recent games.With Villanova on the horizon, that doesn’t change. And even though this doesn’t appear to be the successful Wildcats teams of recent years, Jardine gave off no sense that Villanova will be any easier.‘We got Nova on Wednesday, another great game where we can continue to improve ourselves,’ he said. ‘We’re number one in the country but we don’t feel like it. We want to continue to prove people wrong.’Syracuse’s matchup with Villanova has lost some luster with the Wildcats’ early-season struggles, but the No. 1 Orange (17-0, 4-0 Big East) says it can’t take Villanova (8-8, 1-3) lightly when the two teams meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Syracuse is three wins away from reaching the best start in program history, and SU begins its first of three games in a six-day span with a .500 Wildcats squad. Villanova lost to Saint Louis and Santa Clara. Its lone Big East win came against DePaul on Sunday. But the Big East teams, with the exception of Syracuse, have beaten each other up.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange are the only team with an undefeated record in conference play, a bit unusual considering how early in the conference season it is.‘It’s very difficult in this league,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after the win over Marquette Saturday. ‘You think somebody’s going along, Cincinnati’s won six straight games and St. John’s hasn’t played all that well, and then — boom, they go to Cincinnati and win today.’The past week has really cannibalized most of the supposed Big East title contenders and placed them in the middle of the pack. No. 11 Georgetown has dropped two straight after a 13-1 start. No. 17 Connecticut fell to Seton Hall and Rutgers. No. 14 Louisville is just 1-3 in conference play.Pittsburgh fell out of the Top 25, and is the opposite of Syracuse. The Panthers are the lone Big East team without a conference victory.So after the Marquette win, when asked two different times about going on the road to play Villanova, Boeheim made use of his words to show the amount of focus needed in order to keep SU rolling.‘I’m trying to get through this one,’ Boeheim said. ‘I can’t start thinking about something I haven’t even thought about yet.’The Wildcats, despite beating the Blue Demons, are reeling. They are the only Big East team who doesn’t have a winning record. And they’re 194th in field-goal percentage, shooting just 43 percent for the season.The Orange is coming off the emotional high of pulling out a win over a feisty Golden Eagles squad. After leading by as many as 23, Syracuse let its advantage shrink to as small as two. Marquette guard Junior Cadougan sliced through Syracuse’s 2-3 zone more successfully than most guards have fared this year.It took a recommitted focus by SU and a herculean effort by guard Dion Waiters, who came out of nowhere to block a Darius Johnson-Odom 3-point attempt late in the second half, to remain undefeated.That game left SU tired and a little beaten up, with soreness and ice packs commonplace in the locker room.‘Any Big East game is going to be tough for us because everybody is so strong,’ guard Brandon Triche said.Syracuse can’t allow for a letdown, even if Villanova is having a down year. There doesn’t appear to be any chances for the Orange to let up, with a difficult Providence team coming to the Carrier Dome on Saturday and Pittsburgh after that.If Syracuse can reach its all-time best start by getting to 20-0 (the 1999-00 team began their season 19-0), it will be well-earned.‘That’s just the nature of the game,’ Boeheim said. ‘And it’s a very difficult game and you have to just try to keep your focus, keep moving forward.’  Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

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Syracuse football recruiting: 2017 RB B.J. Daniels commits to Orange

first_imgClass of 2017 running back B.J. Daniels has committed to Syracuse, he announced in a tweet on Monday evening. The commitment comes two days after the Orange picked up fellow class of 2017 running back Markenzy Pierre. Facebook Twitter Google+ Daniels, a 6-foot-2, 208-pound back out of Palm Bay (Florida) Senior High School, ranks 90th at his position, according to composite rankings. The three-star recruit runs a 4.51 40-yard dash, per his profile, and has a 36-inch vertical.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe chose SU over offers from South Florida, Maryland and Colorado State. He joins Allen Stritzinger and Pierre as Syracuse’s third running back in the class. He’s Syracuse’s 20th commit and sixth player from Florida in the 2017 class.Track the class of 2017 here. Commentscenter_img Published on October 31, 2016 at 7:53 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

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GVC sharpens CSR focus with Foundation launch

first_img EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Submit Share In a bid to support its ongoing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, GVC Holdings has launched The GVC Foundation which will oversee the coordination and support of the gambling group’s objectives and donations around the world.The new foundation will primarily focus upon responsible gambling, sports integrity and gambling regulation research, education and treatment of problem gambling, as well as supporting grassroots men’s, women and disability sport and mental health initiatives.Commenting on the launch, Virginia McDowell, Chair of GVC’s CSR Committee said: “GVC is determined to spearhead the gambling industry’s approach to CSR initiatives, particularly with regard to responsible gambling and sports integrity-related projects. “The launch of The GVC Foundation is a clear sign of this commitment, consolidating GVC’s hard work in this area over the last few years.”GVC has outlined plans for the Foundation to manage the gambling group’s £2m community fund as well as GVC’s collaborations with SportsAid, EPIC Risk Management, Gordon Moody, the US National Council on Problem Gambling and the Division on Addiction of Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital.In addition to the launch of the Foundation, GVC has also boosted its CSR portfolio by announcing four new initiatives. The foundation has inked a new deal with Italian football club Inter Milan to support female participation in football, which will be backed by both a national media campaign as well as the release of a football-focused talent show for women.To complement its integrity focus, the Foundation will also launch the German Sports Integrity Forum alongside German Bundesliga clubs Borussia Dortmund and FC Köln and sporting integrity platform the Play Fair Code.It has also signed a new agreement with the umbrella organisation for the UK’s professional sportspersons, the Professional Players Federation, to help fund anti-match fixing education programmes across sports such as football, cricket, rugby union and snooker.Finally, the GVC Foundation will also be named as a bronze donor to the Fund to Support Research on Sports Wagering, which will deliver a new stream of funding for research into public health launched in the wake of legal sports betting.Martin Lycka, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs and a Trustee of The GVC Foundation, concluded: “We are delighted to have partnered with sports clubs, gambling researchers and athletes in a number of our key jurisdictions, including Germany, the UK, Italy and the US. “The range of the new initiatives that we are announcing today, and the quality of the partnerships that we have entered, is a great endorsement of our overall CSR strategy, and there is plenty more to come.” Share StumbleUpon GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

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Region 9 Area Agency of Aging Receives National Accreditation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThe Region 9 Area on Aging, a division of Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency, has achieved accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The accreditation was awarded for management for long-term services and support.Region 9 helps seniors with various assistance programs throughout the area. Receiving accreditation from the NCQA is a high honor and a sign of quality. The process to get accredited is rigorous and very comprehensive in reviewing policies.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Urges Michiganders to Weatherize HomesNext Thunder Bay Transportation Authority Announces Winter Routeslast_img read more

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The Great Gatsby to play at Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “The Great Gatsby” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday, 7 and 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13, 2 hour, 23 minutes.Movie Synopsis: “The Great Gatsby” follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan(Joel Edgerton)…It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles. — (C) WBRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 50%. Audience review: 84% approval. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Cerro Gordo County tops 500 COVID-19 cases

first_imgMASON CITY — Over the weekend, Cerro Gordo County became the 19th county in the state to have 500 individuals test positive for COVID-19.As of this morning, 534 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the county. 432 of those cases have come in the month of July.  16 people in Cerro Gordo County have died, while 138 of those cases have recovered. No new deaths were reported in our listening area over the weekend.As of this morning, 829 people statewide have died from COVID-19; 42,358 individuals have tested positive; while 29,728 of those individuals have recovered.last_img read more

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Annabell has the Fuller family’s winning habit

first_img England Golf squad player Annabell Fuller is keeping the family flag flying with a string of wins in the USA.The 13-year-old from Roehampton in Surrey is following in the footsteps of her older sister, Sammy – an England international – who has been winning in the USA since she was nine.Annabell, a member of England Golf’s U16 regional South squad, has just scored her latest success with a 10-shot win in the 12-13 year-old girls’ championship in the Junior Honda Classic.She had a 36-hole score of two-under par on the Fazio course at the PGA National in Florida and, says dad, Ashley: “She played some great golf.”  Annabell was one over par in the first round and then stormed her way to the turn in four-under in the second round. She had a couple of bogeys on the way in but birdied the 15th.Earlier she won her age group title in the US Kids Holiday Classic by two shots, on the same course. Before that, she tied for the win in the Doral-Publix Junior Classic, but lost a title play-off with Mexico’s Cory Lopez. The two girls were eight shots clear of the third-placed player.In addition, Annabell was third in the 13-14 age group at the Florida Junior International Championship, where her sister, Sammy, won the 15-17 title. It was the 16-year-old’s record seventh win in this championship. Click here for the full story.Now both girls will tee up in this week’s Harder Hall women’s invitational at Sebring, on Florida’s Orange Blossom Tour. Among the other English players in the field is international Inci Mehmet. Charley Hull won this event in 2012. 5 Jan 2016 Annabell has the Fuller family’s winning habit last_img read more

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Who Will Run On Red Bank’s GOP Ticket?

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – The longstanding discord among Red Bank Republicans calls into question whether an incumbent will secure her party’s nomination for the borough council race for November.Democrats have announced their candidates, selecting incumbent councilmember Kathy Horgan to run for an additional three-year term and naming attorney and current Zoning Board of Adjustment member Erik Yngstrom as her running mate for the two available seats for the November ballot.“I’m really glad we’re organized early and we have two strong candidates,” said Edward Zipprich, municipal Democratic Committee chairman and borough councilman.On the Republican side, municipal committee chairman Sean Di Somma said this week the party wouldn’t decide on its slate of two candidates until later this month. Petitions have to be filed with the municipal clerk by April 4 at 4:30 p.m.But Di Somma’s further comments calls into question as to what the committee will do about nominating Republican incumbent Cindy Burnham, whose term is up this year.Di Somma said “I personally have not endorsed Cindy Burnham,” and has no plans to. Di Somma added that the three other incumbent Republican councilmembers have not offered their support for Burnham, either.The committee has the ability to name anyone, as long as the candidate meets the residency requirement and is a registered party member. “The local committee will decide who gets the party line,” Di Somma said. And the chairman said he believes anyone seeking the nomination “should have to come before the committee and say this is why I deserve your endorsement and this is why I deserve the party line (on the official ballot),” Di Somma said.But in the real world, the committee chair is likely to have considerable sway over the selection process. Having the party ballot line is an advantage for the candidate in securing the support of party faithful, especially in a presidential election year, which traditionally will draw out more voters.Burnham said this week, whatever the municipal party decides, she is empathic that, “I’m focused on working on Red Bank and getting re-elected.”“I’m going to seek the committee’s support and I’ll see where it goes from there,” she said, leaving the door open for a possible independent run to retain her seat on the six-member borough council. “Where it goes, who knows,” she offered.Di Somma and Burnham were running mates three years ago for council seats, with Burnham succeeding. Early on in that campaign, tension developed between the two, with both of them for all purposes campaigning independently. That tension has only become more pronounced both behind the scenes and increasingly publicly, especially as Burnham continues to operate as an independent firebrand, at times criticizing the actions of her fellow GOP councilmembers and others on the governing body.Burnham, long a self-described “citizen activist,” has a long history of sparring with the previous Democratic-controlled borough council, going back before being elected. When she won in 2013, she became the first Republican to take a council seat since 2007. “I definitely revived the Republican Party,” in the borough, she maintained, and said she is “disappointed” in what appears to be lack of support in the party for her candidacy.In the last two years, with Di Somma serving as committee chair, the local GOP won a total of three council seats, holding a 4-2 majority, the party’s first majority on the council in more than two decades.last_img read more

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Rennie has confidence in All Blacks

first_imgPhoto: PHOTOSPORT Lions and Chiefs players get to know each other 2017. The Lions overcame successive midweek losses to the Blues and Highlanders to control the game, force the Chiefs into errors and shut down their attack before they ran out 34-6 winners in Hamilton.”They dominated up front. We battled to get our lineout going. Our scrum. And they punished us for it,” Rennie said.”(But) the All Blacks will play the way they play, they will back themselves and their skill set to challenge the Lions.The Lions failed to impress in New Zealand as they struggled in three of their first four games but they have been brutally clinical in their last two matches if somewhat restricted and one-dimensional.They did show some creative penetration against the Chiefs, with Liam Williams pushing his case for the first test with some incisive breaks.The visitors, however, again failed to put away several other chances with one pass from Scotland winger Tommy Seymour to Jared Payne so poor that the New Zealand-born Ireland centre was unable to haul it in with the line open.Commentators point to the way the All Blacks tore apart Samoa last Friday to run in 12 tries as an indication of what could be the big difference between the sides at Eden Park.Lions coach Warren Gatland, however, said his team were still ironing out their combinations and although he was happy with the defensive side of their game, knows the All Blacks would present a massive step up.”It takes a bit of time,” he said. “We knew we were creating tries we just haven’t been finishing them off.”From a defensive point of view we’re getting stronger and stronger in that area against the best attacking teams in world rugby. We’re strangling them a little bit in the way that we’re defending too.”On Saturday we’re up against the best team in the world in their own backyard, a place they haven’t been beaten at since 1994, so we have to take things up a level.”last_img read more

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