Nikias announces new security measures

first_imgRead the full text here:Dear USC community,The safety of USC students, faculty, and staff on campus is a top priority for me and for my leadership team.  Like you, I was unsettled and troubled by last week’s shooting.  While the situation was resolved quickly and without physical harm to students, faculty, or staff, an event such as this is a sobering reminder that we must work constantly to ensure the safety of our university community.  My administration has taken a number of steps over the last few years that have significantly improved the security of our campus and neighborhoods, but this incident made it clear that more must be done.Let me begin by recounting what we believe led to this incident.  A student group held a Halloween party on campus and used a third-party promoter that advertised the event throughout Los Angeles, even though the event was open only to students with student IDs.  As a result, many non-students arrived on campus who were not admitted to the party.  I want to emphasize that the USC students who organized the party never intended for this situation to develop.  A disagreement took place between two non-students outside the event that led to the shooting.  This incident does not reflect our neighborhood safety, but instead was a case of the wrong people being drawn to campus by a promoter.  The measures I will describe are intended to prevent that circumstance from arising again.Immediately following the incident, I directed USC’s leadership to conduct an expedited review of our campus security and event policies.  After consulting with students and community leaders, we agreed on some key changes that I would like to share with you.Effective immediately, we are making a number of changes to our policies related to the planning, approval, and hosting of events.Use of outside event promoters will no longer be permitted for USC social events in university facilities or on Fraternity and Sorority Row.All future student event applications will undergo heightened review by Student Affairs.At on-campus events where IDs will be checked, USC Department of Public Safety officers will be responsible for checking IDs of all individuals attending on-campus events.The following additional measures to improve campus safety will start to roll out immediately and be fully implemented when classes resume after winter break, on January 14, 2013.  I emphasize in the strongest possible terms that we remain and always will be a campus that welcomes all our neighbors for recreation, entertainment, education, and the community programs that have made USC a proud University Park neighbor for 132 years.After-hours access to the University Park campus between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. will be restricted to students, faculty, staff, and their guests, including guests at university events, seven days a week.Anyone who enters campus after 9:00 p.m. will be required to show appropriate ID prior to entrance, including students, faculty and staff, and their guests.Showing appropriate ID prior to campus entrance also may be required during weekends when the number of access points into the campus is limited, with the exception of days featuring large campus events, such as football games or the Festival of Books.We will increase the number of Public Safety officers and yellow jacket ambassadors on the perimeter of campus, at entrances, and on campus, as we already have in the neighborhoods around the campus.We will have security personnel on site 24-hours a day to check IDs at the entrances to USC residence halls on the University Park campus and will further secure all other entrances to those buildings.We will install additional security cameras on the perimeter and at campus entrances.These new policies and safety measures are important for the entire campus community, including our neighbors who spend a great deal of time on our campus.  Each of these actions builds on the extensive safety improvement efforts that we have undertaken over the past several years and that have resulted in a significant decrease in crime incidents in the surrounding neighborhood.I feel very strongly that the safety and security of our entire campus community outweighs small inconveniences such as showing an ID when we enter the campus at night or on weekends.  I appreciate your support and cooperation as we strive to protect and enhance the remarkable campus life and environment that is so special to the USC community and our neighbors.Sincerely,C. L. Max Nikias In response to last week’s Halloween shooting, President C.L. Max Nikias announced new campus safety measures Tuesday morning, including restricting access to campus from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and requiring anyone entering campus after-hours to show appropriate identification.Several changes to event-planning policies went into effect immediately. The new policies include banning the use of outside event promoters for all social events, both on-campus and on The Row. All student event applications will also be subject to a higher level of review by Student Affairs, and Dept. of Public Safety officers are now responsible for checking IDs of anyone attending on-campus events.Nikias also announced several policies that the university will begin implementing now, but will not go into full effect until classes resume after winter break. Access to the University Park campus will be restricted to students, faculty, staff and their guests between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. seven days a week, and anyone who wants to enter campus during those hours will be required to show identification to DPS officers. Anyone who wants to enter campus during the day on weekends could also be required to provide a valid form of ID.Security personnel will also check identification of students entering residence halls on campus, and DPS will increase the number of their officers and yellow jacket ambassadors on and around campus. The university will also install more security cameras around the perimeter of campus and near entrances to campus.last_img read more

Dom Madonna named NCAA Lacrosse Player of the Week

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 8 Syracuse (5-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) goalie Dom Madonna has been named NCAA Lacrosse Player of the Week by Warrior/US Lacrosse after tying his career-high with 13 saves against Notre Dame. In the 10-6 Orange win, Madonna held Notre Dame to its lowest goal output of the season (six) and prevented the Fighting Irish from scoring on any of their eight man-up opportunities.“I thought Dom had another special day, making some one-on-one saves, especially in the man-down situation,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said after the win. “Hats off to him and the man-down defense.”Madonna’s play in net also earned him ACC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. The first came after SU’s 11-10 triple-overtime victory over Army.“He’s a nice goalie. He takes some away from you,” Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said after his team’s loss. “When you’re struggling on a day like this and he takes some of those opportunities away from you, it makes it tough.” Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on April 2, 2018 at 8:10 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edulast_img read more

Through 3 games, Syracuse uses balanced offense to replicate last season’s production

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Kiara Lewis snatched the ball from Digna Strautmane and jab stepped toward the Albany defense. Six handoffs in Syracuse’s two-guard sequence had weaved the ball from wing to wing, reaching four players as the shot clock ticked down to 15. Lewis took two steps forward after receiving hers and pulled up from the foul line.It was the 8:14 mark of the third quarter last Saturday, and Syracuse was struggling to pull away from a nonconference opponent for the third-straight game. But as Lewis’ jump shot sunk through the net over Albany’s Khepera Stokes, the Orange’s lead extended to 15 and continued to increase as SU won by 22 points.Through the first three games of its season, Syracuse’s 77.2 points per game has turned into 68.7 through three games this year. But as opposed to relying on one or two scorers to accumulate the majority of points, the Orange have relied on variety and distribution. Against the Great Danes, 10 out of the 11 players who played for Syracuse scored a point.“Balance is balance and it’s hard to scout balance because you can’t leave players when you have threats on the floor,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said.As Syracuse enters its most challenging game of the season against No. 1 Oregon, spreading the ball around in sets will once again be a focal point. Hillsman has always subbed at a high rate — 123 times through three games, to be exact — but now more of his role players are starting to score. After only having two players average more than 10 points per game last season, Tiana Mangakahia and Miranda Drummond, the No. 20 Orange (3-0) have four through three games.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think that losing Tiana kinda made us understand this pressure, that losing her meant we sucked,” sophomore Emily Engstler said. “So, we took our offense and started to divide it a little more evenly.”Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorWith a roster that features three graduate transfers and three freshmen, nearly half of the Orange are new. Some returning players hinted that Hillsman introduced plays slower than in years past, but the 13-year head coach denied the claim.Engstler said she integrated her guard qualities again. Brooke Alexander needed to make the shots off the bench she’s subbed in to make. Amaya Finklea-Guity scans for open slivers in the paint to drop step in for a layup. As opposed to limiting themselves to one defined role on offense, they’ve begun to expand into more.“I think we have six or seven new players that we’re asserting throughout our team,” Hillsman said on Oct. 11. “It’s just one of those things. Get things in place, install your system, and play.”Through three games, Engstler has snagged rebounds and led Syracuse’s transition offense. Sometimes, that’s meant driving into the lane and finishing a layup. Other times, that’s meant pulling the ball back and scanning the court for Lewis.But in the Orange’s second game against Maryland Eastern Shore, when Lewis had seven assists and took on a role as more of a facilitator, Engstler and Strautmane emerged. With the clock winding down in the first quarter, Lewis pulled the ball out and waited for a final shot. Strautmane curled around a Finklea-Guity screen and sunk a 3-pointer before the buzzer. In the second half, she made four more.“If we can have four players getting 12, 13 points a game, get some 7, 5 points here, we’re going to be a good team,” Hillsman said on Nov. 7. “We’ll be up in the high-70s, 80s like we want to score.”With the Orange in their final possession against the Great Danes and a win already secured, Alexander drove right and rose through contact from Albany’s Helene Haegerstrand. Alexander turned her back and flung a shot over her shoulder, falling onto the court as it banked off the backboard and in.From the Syracuse bench, Alisha Lewis was the first one to jump into the air, grinning as Alexander was helped up. Three seats down, Lewis did the same, throwing a towel into the air.Heading into the season, Lewis was primed to inherit Mangakahia’s role as the dominant scorer. At times, she has. But it’s been the other dozen Syracuse players, complementing her drive-and-kicks by converting open 3-pointers from the wing.“It’s never like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re going to score and you’re not going to score,’” Strautmane said. “It’s always going to be like someone’s got to step up and somebody’s gonna pass more and somebody’s gonna drive more, somebody’s gonna shoot more.”Asst. sports editor Danny Emerman and staff writer David Schneidman contributed reporting to this story.  Comments Published on November 17, 2019 at 10:14 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more

O’Neill says Republic can’t afford mistakes today

first_imgMartin O’Neill’s side will have to go without the services of Jonathan Walters, who has been ruled out due to an achilles injury.West Brom’s James McClean is the player most likely to take his place in attack for the crucial game in Bordeaux.After recording a one all draw against Sweden on Monday, Ireland manager Martin O’Neill says mistakes will have to be minimised if they are to prevail against the Belgians today. The match gets underway at 2.00pm.last_img

Bookmakers hurt by reports that government will back FOBTs ‘£2 Nightmare Scenario’

first_img Share The UK betting industry has been impacted by fresh speculation that the government will move to implement a £2 bet limit on FOBTs machine wagering.This morning, UK news sources reported that Chancellor Phillip Hammond had accepted the parliamentary recommendations put forward by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), moving to lower FOBTs wagering levels below £10s.On Monday, The Times newspaper had reported that Hammond would move to stall the government’s final judgement on the long-awaited industry triennial review on FOBTs wagering and advertising standards.Parliament insiders had detailed that Hammond and the UK Treasury had concerns regarding a shortfall in taxes generated by FOBTs play, which had not been addressed by policy stakeholders.The news of Hammond’s concerns, had led to further speculation that betting leadership would look to secure a ‘backroom deal’ with the government, seeking to avoid the ‘nightmare scenario’ of a below £10 wagering cut.Nevertheless, this latest twist in FOBTs judgement, has led to an industry-wide share price decline, with all major listed UK betting enterprises recording price drops.As of this morning, shares in William Hill were down as much as 14%, with and an enlarged GVC Holdings, the new owner of Ladbrokes Coral, seeing its share price drop 7%.As yet, neither the UK government or the UKGC have confirmed any final judgement on FOBTs wagering, apart from confirming to industry stakeholders that a reduction in stake wagering will be sanctioned. Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

Team Nigeria win soccer gold

first_imgNigeria’s U-15 football team at the on-going African Youth Games in Gaborone, Botswana have lived up to the charge given to them in Abuja May 15, 2014 by the Minister of sports, Dr. Tammy Danagogo that the country expects nothing short of the gold medal from them.Dr. Danagogo had during his unscheduled visit round the camps of Team Nigeria at the Abuja National Stadium met with the football team at the FIFA Goal Project and charged them that Nigeria being a force to reckon with in youth football expects nothing short of the gold medal from the team.The coaches and players responded to the minister’s charge by assuring him that they were happy with the preparation they had received and that they will surely return with the gold medal to which the minister said that he would be happy to take them and all the other winners at the Games to the president who he described as “ a sports loving president”.And yesterday at the University of Botswana football pitch, the U-15 team crossed their last and toughest hurdle towards getting the gold when they beat Tanzania 2-0 to remain tops in the round robin format of the event.Before both sides met, Nigeria and Tanzania shared same points of 7, having won two matches and drawn one each. Yesterday’s victory puts the team ahead on 10 points from four matches and need only a draw against weaklings Swaziland on Friday to be crowned African champions.The victory was celebrated by a retinue of Nigerian officials led by acting Chef de mission, Dr. Bolaji Ojo-Oba who joined the band of Nigerian supporters from the Volleyball girls’ team who are one step into the medal zone with a match against Rwanda today in dancing at the arena to the admiration of Botswana fans who have fallen in love with the skillful Nigeria football players. – See more at: read more

Lakers, Clippers could be among NBA teams allowed to test for coronavirus, per report

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAlready, Orlando has been granted written authorization from the Orange County (Florida) Department of Health and approval from NBA to test its players, Wojnarowski tweeted.As teams begin to open facilities for voluntary workouts, the NBA wants to avoid creating the perception that the league is needlessly using tests that might otherwise serve those at greater risk in a community. The league reportedly plans to regularly test players when the season begins in earnest.For now, teams will follow strict protocols for voluntary workouts at their facilities, including limiting the number of players permitted to four at a time, barring head or assistant coaches from participating, prohibiting group activities such as practices and scrimmages, and informing players that they’re not to use non-team facilities such as public health clubs or fitness centers.Teams also reportedly will take the temperatures of those entering facilities, according to Wojnarowski.When the NBA season was suspended March 11, the Lakers (49-14) were leading the Western Conference and the Clippers (44-20) were in second place. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers coach Frank Vogel said this week that he welcomed the gradual return of basketball.“Like the whole reopening of our country, it’s going to be done in phases,” he said. “The NBA has rolled out what the first phase looked like for us. No more than four players at a time with one coach, and there’s obviously limitations to what you can really get accomplished in that setting. However, that’s a big step from where they’ve been for the last six or seven weeks or wherever that is.”center_img Because Los Angeles is among the places where testing for the coronavirus has become readily available to at-risk health care workers, the Clippers and Lakers could be among the NBA teams that will be permitted to test every player and staff member entering their training facilities for individual workouts for the disease, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.A league source confirmed that teams opening facilities for voluntary workouts in areas where robust testing is available are expected to be allowed to administer tests to asymptomatic players and staff, as ESPN reported.As of Thursday, about 207,000 people in L.A. County had been tested for COVID-19, with 12% of them testing positive. On April 29, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti expanded access to free COVID-19 tests to any resident who wanted one — whether they live in the city or the county, and whether or nor they exhibited symptoms and whether or not their job is considered essential.The NBA reportedly has informed teams of the “limited exception” to guidelines that otherwise forbid the testing of asymptomatic individuals during the phase of players returning to practice facilities that’s getting under way in some locations. The league can approve a written authorization from a local health authority that confirms a “robust testing program in place for at-risk health care workers” in the team’s community, per ESPN.last_img read more

Bolt has ‘touch like a trampoline’ – A-League striker

first_imgSydney, Australia | AFP | Former Ireland striker Andy Keogh blasted Usain Bolt as having “a touch like a trampoline” Friday as the coach of the Central Coast Mariners refused to say whether he believes the sprint star can make it as a footballer.Keogh, who plays for Perth Glory, said it would be a “kick in the teeth” to footballers if the eight-time Olympic champion earns a professional contract with Australia’s Mariners.The 32-year-old Jamaican, who retired from athletics last year, has been on trial with the A-League club since August but contract negotiations have stalled and he is no longer training.Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported this week that Bolt’s representatives were initially seeking Aus$3 million (US$2.1 million) but the Mariners have offered closer to Aus$150,000.The Mariners have said it appears unlikely the Jamaican will sign unless a third-party agreement can be found to deliver him more money.Keogh, who used to play for Wolves and Cardiff, was blunt in his assessment of Bolt’s footballing prowess.He told Fox Sports the 100m world-record holder had a touch “like a trampoline” and that “he’s not going to be able to make it”.“It’s nice to have the attention on the A-League but him playing in the A-League, that’s not for me,” said Keogh, who made 30 appearances for his country. “He’s shown a bit (of potential) but it’s a little bit of a kick in the teeth to the professionals that are in the league.”He added that “if there’s someone who genuinely thinks he’d be a good football addition, I don’t think they should be in a position to make those calls”.Mariners boss Mike Mulvey was peppered with questions about Bolt at a press conference Friday, batting most of them away.“There’s no update. He’s not at training and I’m just concentrating on the lads I have here,” he said, insisting the Bolt saga was not a distraction.Pressed on whether Bolt had the ability to make it as a footballer, he replied: “I’ll say this one more time — my focus is on the game on Saturday and on the players contracted for the Central Coast Mariners and that is how it should be.”Bolt, who retired from athletics last year, has previously tried out with clubs in Germany, South Africa and Norway.He recently turned down a two-year, trial-free deal from cashed-up Maltese champions Valletta.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Chris Kays Memorial Rugby Tournament 2020 postponed

first_imgScrumdown – the Panthers front up to the Southerners during the 2018 event.It is with regret that the Pattaya Panthers RFC are announcing the postponement of the  Chris Kays Memorial Rugby Tournament 2020, in line with the directives from our controlling unions and the Thai Government.Regarding the gathering of a large number of people and the increasing restrictions that are being placed on travel, we feel that the postponement is the only solution. I know that many people have already made plans to attend our event and some have already purchased tickets and made hotel reservations. We apologise unreservedly to those of you that have been inconvenienced and if the Panthers can help you in anyway with refunds or rescheduling of reservations please do let us know! Promoted ContentbrainberriesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?brainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries10 Risky Jobs Some Women DobrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThembrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WaybrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?brainberriesbrainberries We will be following the outcome of the current problems and hopefully there will be a rapid solution. At the moment we are hoping to reschedule the tournament for later in the year and hope that we can feature it as part of the thanksgiving for the resolution of the current crisis.Obviously there is no clear indication of when it may be possible to stage the *Twentieth Chris Kays* but rest assured that we will be back and we will endeavour to make it the best tournament yet.center_img We wish all of our friends and supporters a full and healthy return to normalcy and look forward to seeing you in Pattaya in the near future.With best regards,Jim HowardChairmanPattaya Panthers RFClast_img read more

The curious way to give the list of Barcelona to Naples

first_img# NapoliBarça Squad1. ter Stegen2. N. Semedo3. Piqué 4. I. Rakitic 5. Sergio 8. Arthur10. 🐐13. Net15. Lenglet17. Griezmann 19. Braithwaite *21. F. de Jong22. Vidal23. Umtiti 24. Junior26. Iñaki Peña28. Riqui Puig30. Collado31. Ansu Fati33. R. Araujo39. Akieme– FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 24, 2020 With a goat. This is how Barcelona mentioned Messi in the call for the global account referring to the acronym G.O.A.T., four letters that summarize, in English, a clear concept: the best of all time.Why the goat? The answer is simple. ‘goat’, ‘goat’ in English, coincides with the acronym for ‘Greatest Of All Times’, the best ever. Barça makes it clear: for them it’s Leo Messi. The club culé has this gesture with Messi just to announce the list before facing Naples, team and city that was marked by Diego Armando Maradona. The one of Villa Fiorito, who played as azzurro from 1984 to 1991, undergoes constant comparisons with Leo Messi for the throne of football history. Debate that Barça, symbolically, has tried to sentence.A list with Braithwaite even if I can’t playAlthough he cannot play, the newcomer Braithwaite is included in a list with all his registered teammates and with the absence of the injured like Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Dembélé or Luis Suárez.The complete list is Ter Stegen, Semedo, Piqué, Rakitic, Busquets, Arthur, Messi, Neto, Lenglet, Griezmann, Braithwaite, De Jong, Vidal, Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Iñaki Peña, Riqui Puig, Collado, Ansu Fati, Araujo and Akieme.last_img read more