Jenkins takes responsibility for Sullivan’s death, announces external investigation

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first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins took responsibility for the death of junior Declan Sullivan in a Friday afternoon e-mail to the University community. “We are conducting an investigation and we must be careful not to pre-judge its results, but I will say this: Declan Sullivan was entrusted to our care, and we failed to keep him safe,” Jenkins said in the e-mail. “We at Notre Dame — and ultimately I, as President — are responsible. Words cannot express our sorrow to the Sullivan family and to all involved.” Sullivan, a videographer for the football team, died Oct. 27 after the hydraulic scissor lift from which he was filming football practice fell. Jenkins’ e-mail also announced the appointment of Peter Likins, former University of Arizona president, to lead an external review of the Notre Dame’s investigation into Sullivan’s death. Likins is also former president of Lehigh University, according to a University press release issued Friday. In addition to other roles in higher education, he has served as provost at Columbia University, where he was a professor and dean at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Jenkins did not provide a timeline for the investigation, but said the University would make the results public when they became available. “Investigations and external reviews such as this take time, but I assure you that, when complete, we will issue a public report on the outcome, including information on the events of the afternoon of Oct. 27, any institutional ramifications and recommendations for safety policies in the future,” Jenkins said. Jenkins also expressed support for Head Football Coach Brian Kelly, in reaction to what he called “unfounded and unfair commentary and speculation.” “Coach Kelly was hired not only because of his football expertise, but because we believed his character and values accord with the highest standards of Notre Dame,” Jenkins said. “All we have seen since he came to Notre Dame, and everything we have learned in our investigation to date, have confirmed that belief. For those reasons I am confident that Coach Kelly has a bright future leading our football program.” Finally, the e-mail thanked Notre Dame students, faculty, staff, alumni and parents for concern and prayers following Sullivan’s death. “At the darkest moments, the love, and care, and faith of the Notre Dame family shines most brightly,” he said.last_img read more


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first_imgCurt Lacy, a UGA Cooperative Extension economist, will give the economic outlook. The Carrollton session will be held at the Carroll County Ag Center. Macon, Feb. 10Farquharson will discuss local food systems in Macon Feb. 10.Russell Johnston will be the guest speaker. He runs Johnston Dairy in Newborn, Ga., a family business in operation since 1956. The farm milks between 80 and 100 cows a day and yields more than 8 gallons per cow. The farm bottles its milk fresh on the farm. His dairy products, including handmade small batch cheese and yogurt, are sold in specialty markets across north Georgia and are served in fine restaurants. The farm produces much of the cows diet as well, growing wheat, barley, grain sorghum, hay, oats and rye grass for silage.Don Shurley, a UGA Extension agricultural economist, will give the economic outlook. The Macon session will be held at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building. Registration will open at 9:30 a.m. at each session. The sessions cost $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight. For more information and to register, visit www.georgiaagforecast.com. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences announces its fifth annual Ag Forecast Series. The sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 in Gainesville, Jan. 25 in Tifton, Jan. 27 in Statesboro, Feb. 9 in Carrollton and Feb. 10 in Macon. A networking lunch will follow each forecast.Producers, policymakers, agribusiness professionals and consumers will hear the 2011 economic outlook for agriculture from UGA agricultural economists. Local speakers will share success stories, and a keynote speaker will offer a broad view on the locally grown movement. A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers’ presentations.Participants will receive a copy of the 2011 Ag Forecast book, which gives a detailed analysis of each major agricultural product – from broilers to blueberries – produced in Georgia.Gainesville, Jan. 24At the Gainesville session, Ken Meter, the executive director of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis, Minn., will discuss local food systems. He is one of the top food system analysts in the U.S. His “Finding Food in Farm Country” studies have promoted food networks in 45 regions in 20 states and one Canadian province. He heads the proposal review process for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Food Projects. He directed the public process for the award-winning Minneapolis sustainability plan. Tim Young will be the guest speaker. He believes in harmony on his sustainable 125-acre farm in Elberton, Ga. His farm, Nature’s Harmony, offers grass-fed Murray Grey and Angus beef, pastured poultry and eggs, free-foraging heritage Ossabaw and Berkshire pork, heritage turkeys, pastured lamb and organic honey. Young sells his products locally through Community Sponsored Agriculture and at several local famers markets. John McKissick will give the economic outlook. McKissick is a distinguished professor of agricultural marketing at UGA CAES.The Gainesville session will be held at the Georgia Mountains Center Jan. 24.Tifton, Jan. 25Meter will also discuss local food systems at the Tifton session, which will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center Jan. 25. Bill Brim will be the guest speaker. He farms 4,000 acres of vegetables in Tifton. He raises vegetable transplants and pine tree seedlings in greenhouses and has modern packing and shipping facilities on his farms. Nathan Smith, UGA CAES professor of agricultural economics, will give the economic outlook. Statesboro, January 27At the Statesboro session Jan. 27, Kirk Farquharson, the Southeast Regional Office Farm to School Coordinator with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service, will discuss local food systems.George Shumaker, professor emeritus with the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, will give the economic outlook. The Statesboro session will be held at the Nessmith-Lane Center. Carrollton, Feb. 9Farquharson will discuss local food systems at the Carrollton session Feb. 9.Bluffton, Ga., cattle farmer Will Harris will be the guest speaker. His White Oak Pastures is the largest USDA certified organic farm in Georgia. His herds freely graze native grasses and are not given hormones, antibiotics or non-natural feeds. Harris also raises free-range Bronze turkeys. He uses an on-farm processing plant. Harris’ beef is sold in Publix Supermarkets and at Whole Food Markets. Ground beef is distributed through Destiny Organics and Tree of Life, which delivers frozen natural foods to health food stores along the eastern seaboard.last_img read more


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first_imgTwo goals in two matches on Sunday night marked the opening of the much-anticipated UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 in the Netherlands.Amidst so much pomp and splendour, a Netherlands women’s record crowd of 21,732 witnessed as the hosts opened their campaign with a deserved 1-0 victory over Norway.And it was Shanice van de Sanden’s powerful header in the 65th minute, off a cross from eventual Player of the Match, Lieke Martens, that sealed the win in the presence of Royalty at the Stadion Galgenwaard in Utrecht. With King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima both offering their undiluted support.“So many fans were already cheering us when we arrived, and it was like playing with 12 players on the pitch,” Martens who recently moved to FC Barcelona said after the match. “I hope that’ll also be the case in the next two matches.”In the 32nd minute, fans offered their applause in honour of 32-year-old Sylvia Nooij, who passed on a week to the start of the tournament. The defender earned six caps for the Dutch national team.Two minutes later, there was a standing ovation for Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri, who was recently announced to have suffered severe brain damage during a friendly against Werder Bremen last week.Meanwhile speaking about the match afterwards, Norway coach Martin Sjögren, hailed their Dutch opponents and even tipped them to progress further in the competition.“We played a good Dutch side today: they won fair and square. We had major problems in our attacking game, and we ended up very disorganised in defence because of that.“We created chances, although the Netherlands created more. We would have liked to win the first match but I hope we win the next game and then we still have a good chance on progressing.“If the Netherlands play like they did today, they have a good chance of going far in the tournament.”Elsewhere at Doetinchem’s Stadion De Vijverberg, Belgium were treated to a sour Euro debut as Denmark enjoyed victory courtesy of a sixth-minute goal from midfielder Sanne Troelsgaard.RelatedOranje: The New Colour Of Love In The NetherlandsAugust 8, 2017In “Europe”UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Final PreviewAugust 5, 2017In “Europe”UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Daily Wrap: Hosts Netherlands Go Three Points Clear In Group AJuly 21, 2017In “AFCON Insider”last_img read more


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first_imgDesigned in the blue and white colours of hosts Israel, the official ball for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship was unveiled during Wednesday’s draw in Tel Aviv.The official ball for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship was unveiled during the draw in Tel Aviv on Wednesday – and earned immediate praise for its “eye-catching and modern look”.That was the verdict of Avi Nimni, the former Israel captain and U21 finals ambassador, speaking on the stage at the Tel Aviv Hilton, where the draw took place. Fittingly, the ball has the same blue and white colours as tournament hosts Israel and its design features the same thermally bonded triangular patterns as the adidas Tango 12, match ball of UEFA EURO 2012.Avi Nimni added: “The ball is very light and easy to control and I hope we will see a lot of goals in the tournament.”adidas has produced the official ball for every major UEFA and FIFA tournament since 1970.last_img read more


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first_imgHe brought that up when Johnson tried to apologize to him during the race Thursday.“Tell him I don’t … want to hear it,” Busch said. “That’s twice he’s done the same thing in two … races.” “You have to open your eyeballs and see where the f— you’re going, that’s about all I can say,” Busch said, via NBC Sports. Johnson said after the race he was in the wrong when he clipped the back of Busch’s car.”I just got it wrong, clearly,” Johnson told FS1. “We were three-wide and I just kind of misjudged that situation, and being three-wide and trying to tuck in behind Kyle and unfortunately just turned him around, so sincere apologies to he and his team. I know it’s not what they wanted with their 500 car, but I just got it wrong there.”[email protected] offers his take on what happened between him and @KyleBusch in #GanderRVDuel 1. pic.twitter.com/CYDXqbnFhg— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 15, 2019Busch was also caught up in the 17-car crash at The Clash last weekend, which Johnson triggered. Kyle Busch is heated.Busch was fired up when talking to reporters after Jimmie Johnson caused him to spin out in the first duel at Daytona on Thursday.last_img read more


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first_imgMonths after contact awardedThe continuation of the paved road from the airstrip junction to the North West Secondary School area in Region One (Barima-Waini) is at a standstill and according to Regional Chairman Brentnol Ashley, no effort is being made to commence works on the project.Ashley, in an interview with Guyana Times on Saturday, said that to date the contractor who was awarded the contract in 2018 is yet to turn up at the site to begin preliminary works.“Up to now, the contractor has not turned up not even to show that they are mobilising to get the work done. Things like that are incomplete in this region. This was a Ministry of Infrastructure project that was awarded since last year.”In addition, other projects, Ashley said, which should have already commenced for 2019, are yet to begin.The sum of $3.4 billion was approved for the Region One Regional Administration during budgetary allocations in December 2018.Ashley posited that three months have passed since the budgetary year began and the region is only now in the process of advertising for the capital projects.“It is in the third month and the region is yet to… it was expected that these projects would have been awarded at least by the 2nd week to the 3rd week of January. They should have started advertising so that by now the contractors would have been able to at least be awarded the contracts for what they are for so that work could have started,” he told this publication.He also stated that at the end of this year, if the monies from 2018’s budgetary allocation have not been utilised then they would be returned to the national treasury and many of these projects would have to be “rolled over” to 2020.“Some of these projects are for the construction of health facilities, enclosure of buildings, gridding and shaping of roads, rehabilitation to health and education facilities, purchasing of vehicles and ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) etc.”On December 12, last year, under the education capital programme for 2019, the sum of $151.200 million was approved for rehabilitative work to the Port Kaituma Primary and Secondary Schools and extension of White-Water Nursery School. The sum also catered for the construction of sanitary blocks at Waramuri, Port Kaituma and St John’s Primary Schools and the construction and enclosure of living quarters at Unity Square and Manawarin. Some $21.9 million was to be spent on school furniture and equipment Including equipment for smart classrooms, desks, benches, cupboards, tables, chairs, racks, fire extinguishers, musical and sports equipment at several schools in the region.$15.7 million was also allocated for transportation. The money caters for boats and outboard engines at Moruca, Barama, Pawaikuru, and St Nicholas, Waramuri and Santa Cruz Primary and Santa Rosa Secondary Schools among others.In the area of health, $101.1 million was allocated for the completion of an X-ray room at Pakera District Hospital and staff quarters at Mabaruma; construction of a maternity waiting home at Santa Rosa, health training complex at Mabaruma; health post at Parakese and incinerator at Kwabanna; enclosure of living quarters and upgrading of the central duct system at Mabaruma Regional Hospital and provisions for hot water baths. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more


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first_img Leone moved to St. George, Utah, after retiring and often invited deputies for fishing trips. He had returned to Los Angeles to run in the marathon. Reyna, 52, was a veteran detective in the LAPD division that investigates officer-involved shootings. Laid back and approachable, he was always willing to offer advice on other cases, Voge said. On Monday, officers in his division papered their office door with pictures of Reyna. “He was one of the hardest workers,” Voge said. “Just a straight-out genuinely nice man, a consummate professional and an absolutely good person. That’s why he affected so many people here. It shocked us all. “This department, this division and this city are going to miss him.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A few months ago, when somebody asked LAPD Detective Raul Reyna why he liked to run marathons, his answer was pretty simple: Why not? “He said, ‘It just sounds like something to do,”‘ said Capt. Jim Voge, commanding officer of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Force Investigation Division. “It’s a challenge, and he looked forward to completing it.” Reyna, an avid runner with a handful of marathons under his belt, died Sunday after suffering a heart attack at mile 24 of the Los Angeles Marathon. James Leone, a retired sheriff’s deputy running his 11th L.A. Marathon, died of a heart attack in the third mile of the 26.2-mile race. In the previous 20 runnings of the event, only one person died of a heart attack, officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Monday, officials from the LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department mourned the losses of Reyna and Leone. Leone, 60, worked as a patrol and jail deputy and facility supervisor at the sheriff’s Industry Station from 1981 until his retirement in 2000. A mechanical whiz who could fix a car or an airplane, he was also involved in the Shriners and the Free Masons. Leone was a black-belt martial artist and an avid runner. He’d often dress up as a clown to entertain sick children at local hospitals, making balloon animals for the patients. “He’d make kids laugh,” said sheriff’s Detective Ljot Inglis, who knew Leone for 18 years. “He’d make them bunny rabbits, poodles, Indian headdresses, all out of balloons. “It doesn’t sound like much, but to a kid that’s sick, it’s a lot.” last_img read more


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