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GUEST BLOG: Sen. Casey: As a Father, the Sexual Assault Crisis on College Campuses Is Personal


first_imgGUEST BLOG: Sen. Casey: As a Father, the Sexual Assault Crisis on College Campuses Is Personal It’s On Us PA,  The Blog As a father to four daughters, including one in college, the sexual assault crisis on college campuses is personal. Every time a college student is the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, we as a nation have failed that student. We must continue to build healthy, safe communities where students can learn and grow without fear, and where victims are provided immediate assistance and perpetrators are appropriately punished. As elected officials, but also as fathers, Governor Wolf and I take this responsibility seriously. On campuses, we must all step up to do the right thing: intervene before a problem occurs; promote dialogue and respect among members of the campus community; provide support and justice to victims.Throughout the past year, I have visited several college campuses in Pennsylvania to discuss the implementation of my Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (Campus SaVE) Act, which I passed into law as part of the Violence Act Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) in 2013. The Campus SaVE Act improves how campus communities respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. It helps to empower students and employees to end unhealthy relationships and seek assistance. Institutions must have clearly defined policies for reporting and conduct campus disciplinary proceedings. The Campus SaVE act targets this issue from the most crucial angles – improving prevention efforts and fostering collaboration among stakeholders, motivating everyone in the community to become involved in asserting that violence and abuse will not be tolerated, and ensuring that victims are supported.Each college I visited was working to comply with the Campus SaVE Act. After each visit, I was encouraged by the partnerships institutions are building to strengthen their community and keep students safe. Now that the law has been implemented for a school year, I look forward to continuing my dialogue with students and administrators to learn more about how the legislation is working, and what improvements can be made.Governor Wolf has also taken steps to eliminate campus sexual assault with the ‘It’s On Us PA’ campaign, which is the first statewide effort to address this crisis. Governor Wolf has made connections with over 50 rape crisis centers across the state who are ready to work with colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. This campaign will empower citizens in Pennsylvania to keep our students safe and end the scourge of sexual assault on college campuses.This crime is an ongoing crisis to which we must respond urgently and with compassion for victims. Those who commit sexual assault must be held fully accountable, and those who stand by must be empowered to speak up and support their peers. Everyone in the community must step up and work together. That is what Governor Wolf and I are doing at the state and federal level. By promoting the Campus SaVE Act and the ‘It’s On Us Campaign,’ we are one step closer to ensuring safety for all students on college campuses. June 13, 2016 By: U.S. Senator Bob Caseycenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


IMCA Modifieds are Batesville bound for Sept. 24-28 Race For Hope


first_imgThe 71-lap feature will be halted for a fuel stop on lap 40. IMCA sponsors supporting the event include AFCO, Hoosier, Schoenfeld Headers, Shaw Race Cars, Performance Bodies and Wehrs Machine and Racing Products. Spectator admission $20 Wednesday through Friday and $25 on Saturday. Pit passes are $30 Wednesday through Friday and $40 on Saturday. Race For Hope will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Drivers who don’t advance to the nightly feature earn points in one of four (B-C-D-E) non-qualifier races.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; sponsor awards will be presented and driv­ers introduced beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, with the race program to follow.  Saturday’s main event is a qualifier for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Speed­way Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region and E3 Spark Plugs Arkan­sas State points will be awarded. The track website is www.batesvillemotorspeedway.com.  Batesville Motor Speedway’s third annual Race For Hope 71 is Sept. 24-28, with $15,000 paid to win and a minimum of $2,000 to start the main event. More than 60 drivers will earn at least $1,000 during the Saturday, Sept. 28 program alone.  BATESVILLE, Ark. – One of the biggest races for IMCA Modifieds will also benefit two area non-profit organizations this season.  Saturday’s “D” main pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $400 to start, the “C” main pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $600 to start, and the “B” main pays $4,000 to win and a mini­mum of $1,000 to start.  Top two finishers in each of 15 heats on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday advance to qualifying features that send the top 10 finishers to the inside, middle and outside rows, respectively, of Satur­day’s 30-car starting grid. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. for practice and time trials on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Practice begins at 6:30 p.m. and time trials start at 8 p.m. Pit passes are $20 while admission to the grandstand that even­ing is free. This year, a portion of the proceeds from Race For Hope 71 will be donated to the Miracle League of Arkansas and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Independence County.last_img read more


Trojans show the same old hang-ups


first_imgA week after getting upended in Seattle, the Trojans were supposed to return to the Coliseum and take their frustration out on Washington State like a drunken stepfather.This one was supposed to be ugly. The 45.5-point spread was more of a generous suggestion for the Trojan offense, which ripped the lowly Cougars for 69 points last season.When it was all said and done Saturday night, it most definitely was ugly, but not quite in the way USC had hoped.After jumping out to a 20-0 first-quarter lead, the Trojan offense stalled, the penalty yards started piling up and the final 27-6 score was way too close for a Washington State team that needed overtime to defeat Southern Methodist last week.Lingering issues · After USC failed to clean up its penalties and fumbling, Pete Carroll said his team still has plenty of work to do. – Dieuwertje Kast | Daily TrojanSo what does it mean? Plainly and simply, this USC team has a lot of problems to work out. For all its five-star talent and lopsided depth, there is great cause for concern for USC going forward.“The way I look at this game, it’s great to win, it’s fun to win at the Coliseum, but we’ve got a lot of work to do,” coach Pete Carroll said. “It just was not at all the kind of satisfying win we’d like to have.”And it wasn’t just a few bad breaks here and there. After the first quarter, the Trojans lost their rhythm and their focus across the board, putting up two goose eggs offensively in the second and third quarter before finally finding the end zone one last time in the fourth quarter.The most glaring dilemma taken from the win was that the Trojans did not learn from the mistakes that cost them an undefeated season last week. Their performance in the penalty department only got worse — they racked up 115 yards on 13 yellow flags, almost all of which killed drives and eliminated momentum.It was not the kind of outing USC fans expected, nor the kind the players expected from themselves.“We had 13 penalties overall, so I think when we have those numbers we can always be playing better,” freshman quarterback Matt Barkley said. “We’re gonna look back at the tape tomorrow … and see what can get corrected, but I do believe we can play better than we did tonight.”As Carroll put it, “It’s not stuff that’s indicative of playing good football.”Granted, some of the penalties USC was flagged for were awful calls, particularly a holding call on redshirt junior receiver Damian Williams that negated part of a long junior Joe McKnight run.“I’ll challenge half of those calls,” Carroll said of the penalties called on his team, adding, “I thought Damian’s block downfield on Joe’s big run was a fantastic block. ”Carroll still recognized the magnitude of the penalty problem, but not exactly with urgency.“We need to start practicing now and clean some things up,” he said. “We certainly can give a game away playing like that, so that’s the part we have to get rid of.”Another aspect the Trojans failed to improve much upon was third-down conversions. After failing to convert a single third-down last week, the Trojans mustered only three in nine tries Saturday, and this against one of the worst passing defenses in the country.“We have to get right and we’ve got to keep working at it,” Carroll said. “There’s just a lot of room for improvement.”Red zone scoring was also a problem. The Trojans were stopped twice on fourth down inside Washington State’s 2-yard line, failing to put any points on the board and allowing the Cougars to hang around.Then there were the fumbles. USC put the ball on the ground three times, losing two of them — one by Williams after a reception and the other by redshirt sophomore quarterback Aaron Corp while on backup duties.These are problems the Trojans vowed to fix. These are issues they promised never to repeat. But after one week, the jury is still out on how capable this USC team is of cleaning up its mishaps.After the game, the talk was already turning to next week, when the Trojans travel to Berkeley to face Cal in game that has lost a bit of its value after the Golden Bears suffered a 42-3 beating from Oregon Saturday. No matter how bad Cal looked against the Ducks, USC must fix the mistakes they have failed to correct in the last two weeks or it will be Washington all over again.On that note, a reporter asked redshirt junior linebacker Michael Morgan what he thought of Cal’s loss to Oregon.“Don’t take anything lightly I guess — play everybody,” Morgan said.Meanwhile, Barkley, who was sitting next to Morgan at the press conference, muttered under his breath, “We already learned that one.”After the Trojans’ lackluster display Saturday against the Cougars, I’m not sure they have.“Middle Ground” runs Mondays.last_img read more


Tiger King’s Carole Baskin of Tampa Tricked Into Video Interview


first_imgCarole Baskin has made her first ever video interview since the NetFlix “Tiger King” series blew up. It turns out the appearance was part of a prank by two YouTubers, Josh Pieters and Archie Manners. Pieters and Manners pretended to be from a production company which books celebrities for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. At first, Baskin who runs the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary in Tampa, declined, but did commit to it later only if the interview would be about big cats and not about whether or not she allegedly had her second husband, Don Lewis, killed. The two YouTubers put together clips of Fallon asking questions for the interview, but explained to Baskin she wouldn’t be able to see him because he was filming at his home.Baskin shared she’s been keeping busy during quarantine taking care of the big cats with her daughter at the Big Cat Rescue sanctuary.last_img read more


Lily May leads the women’s amateur


first_img But as the wind got up she had some bad bounces, one of which led to a lost ball on the 12th. However, despite some dropped shots she also birdied 14 and 16. 18 Jul 2017 Lily May leads the women’s amateur Lamb decided on an hour on the range instead of a practice round, remarking: “I was just golfed out.  “I turned up on the tee today, guessing a bit about what to hit. But it worked out well.”  Click here for full scores Humphreys – who was also in action in Europe, helping the girls’ team to win a bronze medal – was on top form as she powered to the turn in three-under par.  Girl international Lily May Humphreys shot two under par 70 to lead the first round of the English women’s amateur championship at Lindrick, Yorkshire.  She’s a stroke ahead of Sophie Lamb and Gemma Clews, who are just back from Portugal where they helped England become European team champions at the weekend.  Clews played just nine holes in practice and relied on the lessons learned during a recent England squad practice on the course. “It was a good score considering!” she said “I grafted out the score despite not having my best game.”  The back nine, played in a strengthening wind, was trickier. But when Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland) found trouble she recovered well with some good up and downs – and when she lost a ball on the 16th she made a birdie with her provisional for a ‘good bogey’. “I’m pleased with the round, I think I played consistently,” said the 15-year-old who recently won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters, to add to a host of titles amassed in 2016.  The Welsh stroke play champion finished in style with three birdies in the last five holes. “Towards the end I gave myself a bit of a talking to,” she reported.  After eight holes, she was four under par thanks to two birdies and an eagle. “I was really hot, my iron play was really good and I was rolling in the putts,” said Lamb, who is the British stroke play champion.  Two shots further back on one-over is India Clyburn (Woodhall Spa) and Emma Allen (Meon Valley). Clyburn was another member of the winning European team while Allen was in the side that won the gold medal last year.  Lamb (Clitheroe) and Clews (Delamere Forest) both admitted to tiredness after the demands of the European championship and arriving back on Sunday evening after a flight delay – and both cut their championship preparations short. last_img read more


SAI ensuring athletes receive equipment to train despite nationwide Covid-19 lockdown


first_imgImage Courtesy: SAI/ShutterstockAdvertisement klqNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vscccxhf7Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebmoq9k( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) zn35Would you ever consider trying this?😱q053Can your students do this? 🌚79Roller skating! Powered by Firework Even though all sporting activities have faced cancellation or postponement, sportspersons and athletes are never on leave from their training, even in present times when they have to train in their homes. Now, Sports Authority of India (SAI) has taken a new initiative to assist the athletes in their personal drills, and has decided to provide necessary training equipment and dietary supplements right in their home, as going to a training centre right now is out of question.Advertisement Image Courtesy: SAI/ShutterstockWhile a number of athletes are now staying in SAI training centres, such as Mirabai Chanu,  Neeraj Chopra and even the Indian men and women hockey teams, many are isolated in their homes, without being able to continue their training. The initiative will ensure that the athletes remain in their peak performance even when India faces the challenge against the novel Coronavirus pandemic.The initiative was taken as a joint decision by the SAI and Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Secretariat, who have ensured that the athletes can continue training in their homes even after lock down in lifted, as there can still be a high risk of COVID-19 contamination afterwards.Advertisement More than a hundred athletes, including TOPS athletes and those who are probable competitors for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics next year, and are currently locked in their homes, have been planned to receive the equipment, as confirmed by SAI.“A total of 107 athletes (including para-athletes) were mapped for their requirements towards their training at home. The equipment requirements of all the athletes were collected and mapped according to SAI regional centres,” SAI revealed in a statement to The Times of India.Advertisement “Around 43 requests were received from the athletes, half of which have been fulfilled with the help of SAI regional centres, state governments and NGOs,” the statement added.Till now, the athletes who are confirmed to have received the equipment are-Wrestling: Bajrang Punia (Training mats and dietary supplements), Sunil Kumar (Dietary supplements)Shooting: Saurabh Chaudhary, Manu Bhaker, Divyansh Panwar, Yashaswni Deswal (Air pellets, templates, paper targets), Sanjeev Rajput (Gym bicycle and online consultant nutritionist)Boxing: Lovlina Borgohain, Simranjeet Kaur, Ashish Kumar (Dumbbells, weights, barbell rods)Para-athletics: Jayanti Behra (Exercise bikes)Equipment for more athletes are on their way, as  Indian sport shooter Abhishek Verma said that he is expecting his training kit to be at his doorstep after 3rd May, when the current lock down is scheduled to be lifted.“TOPS called to ask if I need anything related to exercise or shooting. I have given them my requirement of electronic target and SCATT (simulation shooting software). They said they will try to provide that as soon as the lockdown is lifted,” the 2019 ISSF World Cup gold medallist told The Times of India.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-Delhi police rushes to aid of Indian Kho Kho captain Nasreen who is financially struggling during Covid-19 lockdownSports India Exclusive: Siddarth Malakar: Physiotherapist to Pro Panja Champion! Advertisementlast_img read more