first_img Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSLake Apopka North ShoreLake Apopka Wildlife DriveSt. Johns River Water Management District Previous articleBlue Darters slam Mandarin 55-12 in JacksonvilleNext articleThis ice cream is awesome! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Update: The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive remains closedIn some areas of the Lake Apopka North Shore, water levels dropped by about three inches over two weeks. Many areas remain underwater.Repairs are underway at the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka North Shore, which experienced damage due to Hurricane Irma. As water levels subside and assessments are completed, the district will provide a weekly update on the status of repairs and recreation at the Lake Apopka North Shore.To date, about 640 tons, or 32 truckloads, of fill material has been delivered to repair a 357-foot breach in a lake-side levee. This temporary repair, which is about 50 percent complete, allows the district to manage water levels on the rest of the property.Due to current rainfall and expected future rainfall related to Tropical Storm Nate, additional repairs may be required to help stabilize the roads/levees so that they can support heavy equipment.The installation of a floating barrier to minimize additional damage from wave action was completed. This will remain in place until the slopes can be reinforced with rip-rap or concrete rubble.The district continues to monitor water levels on the Ocklawaha Chain of Lakes. Once lakes Apopka, Dora and Beauclair all return to normal levels, the district will begin slowly pumping water from the Lake Apopka North Shore. Depending on lake levels and rainfall due to Tropical Storm Nate, this could begin as early as next week. Any pumping will occur slowly to avoid additional damage to already saturated roads and levees.In some parts of the Lake Apopka North Shore, where gauges could be accessed, water levels dropped by about three inches over two weeks. Many areas remain underwater.District staff have confirmed that all observation towers remain standing and are in good condition.Understanding that the area is a popular outdoor recreation destination, the Red Trail, off County Road 448A, and the McDonald Canal Boat Ramp, are open.To ensure public safety, and minimize potential damage to saturated roads, no other openings are planned at this point due to flooding and the continued presence of heavy equipment. The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive and nonmotorized Lake Apopka Loop Trail remain closed. As soon as the district determines that the public can safely access an area, it will open.For continuing updates on district operations and recreational announcements, visit the district’s website, www.sjrwmd.com. More information about lake levels is available at www.sjrwmd.com/data/hydrologic/#controlled. Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


first_imgMonday Mar 3, 2008 Wycliff Palu scores then gets yellowcard Big Waratahs number eight Wycliff Palu finished off this nice try from a Highlanders turnover, then got yellow carded for overreacting to a swinging arm by Jimmy Cowan. Cowan, New Zealand’s player of the tournament last year, has always been incredibly competitive and at times, cocky. For a scrum half, he’s not the smallest guy, and punches well above his weight.Here he dives in on the Waratahs tryscorer Palu, I can only think to try dislodge the ball, but Palu takes exception to it, getting up and basically flat hand smacking Cowan in the face.Palu got his marching orders, and the game actually restarted with a penalty on the halfway line for the Highlanders.Palu went from hero to zero in a matter of seconds. NOTE: We’re aware of this video being down, and will try get it back up asap. 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first_imgGerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort, Ramón Labañino Salazar, and Rene González Sehewert.The Cuban 5 came to south Florida from Cuba to infiltrate, observe and report on the U.S.-based and supported paramilitaries who had bombed Cuban hotels and restaurants, causing injury and even death to innocent people.On Sept. 12, 1998, the Cuban 5 were arrested, denied a change of trial venue just 30 miles outside of the inflamed sentiment in Miami, convicted on a sketchy catchall charge of conspiracy and sentenced to harsh prison terms — yes, prison terms for opposing terrorism.While two have served their complete, unjust sentences and have returned to their Cuban families, three remain in prison: Gerardo Hernández Nordelo (two life terms plus 15 years); Ramón Labañino Salazar (30 years) and Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez (21 years plus 10 months).Make a jury of millions to help end this injustice. Join people from around the world at the third “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in Washington, D.C., from June 4 to June 11. Find details, the program and more information at 5daysfortheCuban5.comFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


first_imgTwitter Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Facebook Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Print Pictured at the opening of The Study of Cubism and Expressionism Combined at Mary Immaculate College was Nikki Markham from Nenagh. Pic. Brian ArthurThis week saw the official launch of The Study of Cubism and Expressionism Combined, an exhibition featuring the work of graduands of the Certificate in General Learning and Personal Development (CGLPD) programme at Mary Immaculate College.Pictured at the opening of The Study of Cubism and Expressionism Combined at Mary Immaculate College was Nikki Markham from Nenagh. Pic. Brian ArthurThe programme, which has been in existence in the College since 2013, has as its main aim to enhance the quality of life of young adults with intellectual disabilities by providing third level opportunities, which have previously been denied to them. According to President of MIC, Professor Eugene Wall, who officially opened the exhibition, the programme has been “built in collaboration with a number of community partners, including Enable Ireland and the Brothers of Charity with whom we continue to work in partnership to develop strategic pathways and supports for the students on our programme”. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The exhibition, which is on public display at MIC for two weeks, was inspired by two prominent art movements which the students engaged with as part of their creative art appreciation module.   Both of these movements, which emerged during the early 20th century, were dedicated to overcoming the confines of academic art and Renaissance realism and embracing new forms of stylistic innovation. Taking inspiration from these movements, the students have worked to incorporate these techniques, while retaining their own unique perspective.Pictured at the opening of The Study of Cubism and Expressionism Combined at Mary Immaculate College was George O Shea from Nenagh. Pic. Brian ArthurSpeaking at the event, Inclusion Coordinator Dr Órla Slattery said: “This exhibition is a wonderful testament to the creativity and capacity of this wonderful group of students, who have produced an inspiring collection of original art pieces. This exhibition is a celebration of capacity and speaks to the aims of the CGLPD programme, which is dedicated to the holistic and creative development of each of the learners.”‪Earlier this year the programme was shortlisted for an AONTAS Star Award in recognition of the use of innovative approaches in adult and community education. The nomination was a great testament to the capacity of the students involved and a wonderful acknowledgement of their abilities.The CGLPD programme is made possible by the generous donations from a number of philanthropic foundations, including the JP McManus Foundation and the Norman Watson Trust.Read similar stories in the Limerick Post Education section. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedincenter_img Email Previous articleThe benefits of integrated alarm systems for your businessNext articleBNest workshop helps to explore a path to progress the social goals of the Limerick community Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] TAGSartcubismeducationexhibitionexpressionismMary IMary Immaculate CollegeMICmodern Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Limerick Connections exhibition at Limerick City Gallery of Art NewsMary Immaculate College launch of The Study of Cubism and Expressionism CombinedBy Cian Reinhardt – May 22, 2018 2147 Limerick Post Show | At Home On The Farm Exhibition Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 yearslast_img read more


first_img Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Ector County Independent School District presented Ector College Prep Success Academy’s school nurse Alan Pitt, center, with a $250 check from Education Foundation and a gift bag from ECISD at the 2020-2021 School Nurse of the Year surprise celebration Wednesday mourning at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa. Pinterest By Ruth Campbell – May 12, 2021 Ector County Independent School District presented Ector College Prep Success Academy’s school nurse Alan Pitt, center, with a $250 check from Education Foundation and a gift bag from ECISD at the 2020-2021 School Nurse of the Year surprise celebration Wednesday mourning at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa. Pinterest Ector County Independent School District superintendent Dr. Scott Muri, center right, presents Ector College Prep Success Academy’s school nurse Alan Pitt, center, with an award for being the 2020-2021 School Nurse of the Year Wednesday mourning at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa. Pitt was given a $250 check from Education Foundation and a gift bag from ECISD at the 2020-2021 School Nurse of the Year surprise celebration. Previous articleMan charged with assaulting pregnant womanNext articleSCHOLAR ATHLETES: Buena Vista’s Williams with novel aspirations Ruth Campbell Ector County Independent School District presented Ector College Prep Success Academy’s school nurse Alan Pitt, center, with a $250 check from Education Foundation and a gift bag from ECISD at the 2020-2021 School Nurse of the Year surprise celebration Wednesday mourning at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa. WhatsApp WhatsApp Gift bags to be given away to Ector County Independent School District school nurses for School Nurse Appreciation Day Wednesday mourning at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa. ECISD honors nurse of the year EducationECISD 1 of 5 When he arrived at George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa Wednesday morning, Alan Pitt had no idea what awaited him. But it was a pleasant surprise: He was recognized as the Ector County ISD’s School Nurse of the Year.Pitt, who is based at Ector College Prep Success Academy, received a large placard with his honor on it, a $250 gift card from the Education Foundation, an ECISD swag bag and gift cards for burritos.He plans to retire at the end of this year.  Wednesday was School Nurse Appreciation Day.“I am overwhelmed,” Pitt said.He added that he was very surprised and did not expect this recognition to come his way.“There are many other nurses that are more deserving than me, but I appreciate the honor,” Pitt added. This is the end of Pitt’s 20th year with the district. He has been at Ector for the past four years; he was at Permian High School for 14 years and split time between Burnet Elementary and Wilson and Young and Bonham middle schools.A native Odessan, Pitt earned his nursing degree at Odessa College. He decided on school nursing because “at the time, my wife was studying to become a teacher.”“She was in the process of certification. We wanted to be able to have the same work schedule and it was a good opportunity,” Pitt said.He and his wife have four children and six  grandchildren.Director of Nursing Services Becky Rhodes said Pitt is very deserving of the award.“He is quiet and calm in the chaos. He’s a great mentor to our new nurses and he’s just an all-around really great nurse,” Rhodes said.last_img read more


first_imgForeign/InternationalUS Supreme Court Rules Against Absolute Immunity For President From Investigation; Allows Access To Trump’s Tax Records Radhika Roy9 July 2020 8:54 PMShare This – x’There is nothing inherently stigmatizing about a President performing ‘the citizen’s normal duty o furnishing information relevant’ to a criminal investigation’With a majority of 7-2, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled against complete presidential immunity by allowing a New York prosecutor access to the President’s financial records. However, the Congress has been prevented from similar access to the documents, for the time-being. In the case Trump v. Vance, District Attorney of the County of New York, et al., the SCOTUS laid…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWith a majority of 7-2, the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled against complete presidential immunity by allowing a New York prosecutor access to the President’s financial records. However, the Congress has been prevented from similar access to the documents, for the time-being. In the case Trump v. Vance, District Attorney of the County of New York, et al., the SCOTUS laid down the principle that a sitting President cannot evade criminal investigation, thereby ruling that the subpoena issued for retrieving his financial records for turning over to a grand jury can be enforced. Despite this, the Court chose to not go into the aspect of whether the Congress could also obtain the financial documents, and sent the matter back to the lower courts.It is to be noted that the instant case involves the first state criminal subpoena directed to a President, which the President claims to be unenforceable. FACTS OF THE CASESubsequent to an investigation which had been opened by the New York County District Attorney’s Office into “business transactions involving multiple individuals whose conduct may have violated state law”, a subpoena duces tecum had been served in 2019 on the personal accounting firm of President Donald Trump, for access to his financial records. President Trump, in his personal capacity, had sued the district attorney as well as his personal accounting firm, submitting the argument that “a sitting President enjoys absolute immunity from state criminal process under Article II and the Supremacy Clause”. The Federal District Court, wherein the suit had been filed by President Trump, dismissed the case under the abstention doctrine in Younger v. Harris, and “in the alternative, held that the President was not entitled to injunctive relief”. The Second Circuit rejected the District Court’s dismissal, but agreed with the denial of injunctive relief, “concluding that presidential immunity did not bar enforcement of the subpoena” as well as rejected the argument that in order to seek the President’s documents, the state grand jury subpoena must “satisfy a heightened showing of need”. HELDThe judgement commences on the following note:”In our judicial system, ‘the public has a right to every man’s evidence’. Since the earliest days of the Republic, ‘every man’ has included the President of the United States. Beginning with Jefferson and carrying on through Clinton, Presidents have uniformly testified or produced documents in criminal proceedings when called upon by federal courts.” Chief Justice John Roberts has authored the ruling and was joined by Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanuagh. Associate Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito both dissented. Rejecting Trump’s argument, it was held that Article II and the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution do not preclude or require a heightened standard for the issuance of a state criminal subpoena to a sitting President. This was supported by the direction given by John Marshall in 1807 in a treason trial of Aaron Burr to grant Burr’s motion for a subpoena duces tecum directed at President Thomas Jefferson. “In the two centuries since Burr [United States v. Aaron Burr], successive Presidents from Monroe to Clinton have accepted Marshall’s ruling that the Chief Executive is subject to subpoena and have uniformly agreed to testify when called in criminal proceedings”. The ruling had also been applied in the case of United States v. Nixon wherein the Court had rejected Nixon’s claims of absolute privilege of confidentiality for all presidential communication during the Watergate Scandal. LAW AND PRECEDENTS ALREADY EXIST TO PROTECT THE PRESIDENT FROM VEXATIOUS LAWSUITS THAT MAY DISTRACT HIM AND TARNISH HIS REPUTATIONThe judgement also refers to the issue regarding state criminal subpoenas. It rejects the President’s claim that “the Supremacy Clause gives a sitting President absolute immunity from state criminal subpoenas because compliance with such subpoenas would categorically impair the performance of his Article II functions”. Relying on the cases of Burr and Nixon yet again, the SCOTUS observed that federal criminal subpoenas do not “rise to the level of constitutionally forbidden impairment of the Executive’s ability to perform its constitutionally mandated functions (Clinton v. Jones)”. It further rejected the claim that state criminal subpoenas necessarily pose a “unique threat of impairment and thus require absolute immunity”. It has also been contended by the President that “complying with state criminal subpoenas would necessarily distract the Chief Executive from his duties” and that “the stigma of being subpoenaed will undermine his leadership at home and abroad.”This was also rejected by the SCOTUS, which observed:”But even if a tarnished reputation were a cognizable impairment, there is nothing inherently stigmatizing about a President performing ‘the citizen’s normal duty of…furnishing information relevant’ to a criminal investigation. Nor can the risk of association with persons or activities under criminal investigation absolve a President of such an important public duty.”The Court also rejected the argument that subjecting Presidents to state criminal subpoenas will make “easily identifiable target(s)” for harassment by referring to an identical argument being rejected in the case of Clinton wherein it had been concluded that the risk posed by harassing civil litigation was not “serious” as the federal courts had the authority to “deter and dismiss vexatious lawsuits”. It was observed that there was already in place which sought to protect against abuse from “arbitrary fishing expeditions” or investigations which stemmed from malice or the intention to harass. NO HEIGHTENED NEED STANDARD REQUIRED FOR A STATE GRAND JURY SUBPOENAThe Court observed that a state grand jury subpoena seeking access to the financial records of a President did not have to satisfy a heightened need standard for three reasons:”First, although a President cannot be treated as an ‘ordinary individual’ when executive communications are sought, Burr teaches that, with regard to private papers, a President stands in ‘nearly the same situation with any other individual’. Second, there has been no showing here that heightened protection against state subpoenas is necessary for the Executive to fulfill his Article II functions. Finally, absent a need to protect the Executive, the public interest in fair and effective law enforcement cuts in favour of comprehensive access to evidence”. Lack of a “heightened need standard”, however, does not leave the President without any recourse as he may avail the same protections available to every other citizen, including the right to challenge the subpoena on any grounds permitted by state law, which usually include bad faith, undue burden or breadth. The President can also raise subpoena-specific constitutional challenges in either a state or a federal forum. DISSENTING OPINIONSJustices Thomas and Alito penned their dissenting opinions, with Justice Alito noting that:”The subpoena at issue here is unprecedented. Never before has a local prosecutor subpoenaed the records of a sitting President. The Court’s decision threatens to impair the functioning of the Presidency and provides no real protection against the use of the subpoena power by the Nation’s 2,300+ local prosecutors. Respect for the structure of the Government created by the Constitution demands greater protection for an institution that is vital to the Nation’s safety and well-being. I therefore respectfully dissent”.Click here to download judgment Read Judgment Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgTop Stories’We Are Sure Govt Is Enquiring’: Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Pleas Seeking Probe Into Tractor Rally Violence Srishti Ojha3 Feb 2021 12:14 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a batch of petitions which sought enquiry into the violence during farmers’ tractor rally held in the national capital on the Republic Day. The Court allowed the petitioners to withdraw the plea with liberty to approach the appropriate Government Minstry. The Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, presiding the bench, orally observed that…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain a batch of petitions which sought enquiry into the violence during farmers’ tractor rally held in the national capital on the Republic Day. The Court allowed the petitioners to withdraw the plea with liberty to approach the appropriate Government Minstry. The Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, presiding the bench, orally observed that the government is already inquiring the matter and asked the petitioners to approach the appropriate Ministry with a representation. “We are sure that the government is enquiring into it and taking appropriate action. We read a statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in press that that Law will take its own course. So the government is already investigating it”, the CJI stated. In response to the Counsel’s apprehension that both sides will not be heard, CJI stated that: “You just assume it will be one sided? Of course both sides will be heard, that is how an investigation works”.The Court also dismissed a similar PIL filed by Advocate M L Sharma.Further, the Court refused to consider another PIL which sought protection of common men and police officers during protests. The bench said that the same order issued in the other cases – allowing the sending of representations – will apply in this PIL as well.Some petitioners sought judicial enquiry by a retired SC/HC judge into the events; some other petitioners sought NIA/CBI investigation.A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian heard the petitioners.One of the pleas filed by advocate Vishal Tiwari sought setting up of a three-member inquiry commission under the chairmanship of a former apex court judge and comprising of two retired high court judges for collecting and recording evidence and submit a report on the January 26 violence to the top court in a time bound manner.He has also sought direction to the concerned authority to lodge FIRs against individuals or organisations responsible for the violence and causing dishonour of the National Flag on January 26.Another petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma sought a direction to the concerned authority as well as the media not to declare farmers as “terrorist” without any evidence.Sharma has claimed in his plea that there was a planned conspiracy to sabotage the protest by farmers’ and they were allegedly declared as terrorist without any evidence.The Delhi police had allowed the tractor parade by the farmers unions on designated routes after the Supreme Court refused to entertain an application filed by it seeking injunction against the farmers rally. However, violent events took place on the republic day, with clashes between police and protesters. A group of protesters deviated from the designated routes, breaking barricades, and reached the Red Fort and hoisted a religious flag in its premises, amid widespread violence and destruction of public properties. A sikh youth lost life during the tractor rally.On January 12, the apex court had stayed the implementation of the contentious new farm laws till further orders and constituted a four-member committee to make recommendations to resolve the impasse over them between the Centre and farmers’ unions protesting at Delhi borders.However, the protesting unions said that they will no appear before the Committee as all its members were supporters of the implementation of the laws.Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, are protesting at various border points of Delhi for over a month now against the three laws — the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more


first_imgThisweek’s global newsProfitsslump by half at Levi-StraussProfitshave more than halved at jeans manufacturer Levi Strauss. The SanFrancisco-based company’s first quarter profits were only $29.6m (£20.7m) comparedwith $65.2m (£45.6m) in the corresponding period last year. Sales declined by 8per cent. Levi is among a number of clothing retailers, including Gap and Nike(see below), which have experienced poor results recently. Earningsat Nike slide after shoe sales slipSportsclothing giant Nike has reported that its earnings are down by a third. TheUS-based company’s first quarter profits announcement coincided with a 15 percent decline in sales of sports shoes in America. The group’s net income fell from$145m (£101.5m) to $97m (£67.9m), or from 52 cents per share to 35 cents. Nikehad predicted last month that profits would be down by between 34 and 38 percent.Airbusstakeholder to axe 1,500 jobsTheEuropean Aeronautic Defence and Space company, which has a 80 per cent stake inAirbus, is to cut 1,500 jobs through restructuring. Four divisions are beingcreated, covering missiles, defence electronics, services andtelecommunications to help reduce dependence on the commercial jet market. Mostof the jobs will go in the French space unit and others from Germany. Enodisstaff fall victim to shrinking marketUKfood equipment maker Enodis is to cut 900 jobs, mainly from its operations inthe US. Enodis has been struggling because most of its products are sold to theUS where the market for food equipment has shrunk by 10 per cent. Its shareswere down 33 per cent in pre-trading on the stock market and chief executiveDavid Williams has resigned. Enodis said the economic climate had worsenedconsiderably since the start of the year, particularly in North America, whichaccounted for 77 per cent of the food equipment operating profit in thefinancial year to September 2000.    www.enodis.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. GlobalOn 27 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more


first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNiklas Storm/iStock(NEW YORK) — A pair of Utah high school football players found themselves at the center of a police investigation after video surfaced of a player allegedly burning a pride flag while laughing and yelling “all gays die.”The Granite School District in Northern Utah asked police to open an investigation this week as the controversial Snapchat video sparked outrage on social media, school officials told ABC News on Tuesday.Concerned community members notified school district officials on Monday, demanding action when a football player at Kearns High School in Salt Lake City shared the offensive video on social media. Some called for the incident to be investigated as a potential hate crime.Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said the district opened an independent investigation immediately and notified local police.“We are having police look at it to ensure that there is no criminal implications,” Horsley told ABC News in an interview on Tuesday. “Looking at the video, whether if it was intended as a joke or as a serious and broad threat against LGBTQ individuals, it’s still a reprehensible act. We need to condemn hatred and bigotry wherever we see it.”Horsley declined to offer specific details about the two students involved, but he said they were both associated with the football team. He described the student who initially posted the video as an incoming freshman, thought to be about 15 years old, and said the other player was already a student.It’s too early to say if either student will face criminal charges, but the district said it reserves the right take its own disciplinary actions. The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, which are investigating, did not return ABC News’ request for comment.Horsley said punishment by the school district could range from mandated community service to suspension.“We want those two individuals to understand the implications of their actions and educate them on why it’s inappropriate,” he said. “Ultimately, at the end of the day, the goal of our football team, the goal of our schools, is to create respectful, caring, empathetic individuals with high character and moral standards. And obviously, this type of activity is not conducive for that.”Some people have called on the school to expel the students, while others urged the school to cancel its football program over the incident.Kearns High School’s head football coach, Matt Rickards, called it a potential hate crime in an on-camera interview, but he did not say how the students should be penalized.“There’s no place for that in our program at all, and it won’t be tolerated,” Rickards, who took over the program seven years ago, told Salt Lake City Fox affiliate KSTU on Tuesday. “It’s potentially a hate crime, so it sickens me.”“We have one rule in our program and that is not to embarrass yourself, your family or your team and, obviously, that rule was broken. So, there’s got to be consequences for that,” he added.Horsley said the high school and the community had been “dragged through the mud as part of this process,” but said the incident does not reflect the community.The video surfaced during the heart of Pride Month and amid a rash of pride flag burnings and other hate-fueled crimes in major cities like New York City, pointing to a broader trend of increased hate crimes nationwide.Police are investigating a similar incident in Burlington, Vermont, where Christopher Vaccaro and Jimmie Searle, a gay couple, said a person torched a pride flag on their front porch earlier this month.“There’s no question that nationally, cities, towns and states are receiving more reports and are connecting more investigations of reported hate crimes,” said Julio Thompson, assistant to the Vermont attorney general, told the Burlington Free Press last week. “If we look at the numbers that have been publicly reported by the FBI in terms of voluntary reporting from law enforcement, we’ve seen a rise of reported hate crimes by law enforcement in Vermont over the last couple of years.”Vaccaro and Searle said the city’s police department gifted them with a new pride flag, along with a handwritten note in the wake of the incident — signaling that the city would stand in solidarity with them.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img June 18, 2019 /Sports News – National Utah high school football players could be in trouble for burning pride flag in videolast_img read more


first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » WATERSHED DEAL WATERSHED DEAL7th July 20160458 Views A seven-figure deal to sell a lettings agency has been described as a major “success story” for a mother and daughter team and Swindon firm Watersheds.Ten years ago, Karen Southcott wanted to buy a residential letting agency. She approached Watersheds who found and negotiated the purchase of Underwoods in Northampton.Now Watersheds has completed a deal to sell Underwoods Town and County, which also has a branch in Wellingborough, to Countrywide.Karen said, “My daughter, Laura, joined the business and we have worked very hard to build it up.”Laura added, “When I had a baby nine months ago, my priorities changed. I wanted to be a mum, not a director and now Karen can retire and concentrate on being a granny.”David Fletcher, a partner in Watersheds, said, “Today is a big day. We have sold the business for a seven-figure sum to Countrywide plc. It is a personal success story for Karen and Laura, but also for Watersheds; it is incredibly satisfying to help a client buy a business, build it up and then sell it not just for much more, but also at twice the multiple.”Underwoods Town & County watersheds 2016-07-07The Negotiator Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more