SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 19, 2018 Bill Signing, Education, Press Release, Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 1090, the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law, which strengthens penalties for hazing and ensures that schools have safeguards to protect students. The governor was joined by Jim and Evelyn Piazza, Timothy’s parents, bill sponsor Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, Penn State President Eric J. Barron and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Greenstein.Timothy Piazza was a 19-year-old Penn State University student who died in February 2017 at a fraternity.“Tim’s tragic experience has led to real change. There is no place for hazing on our college campuses. And together, we will protect students and hold accountable those who engage in it,” said Governor Wolf. “We mourn for Tim’s loss with his family, and while we can never fix what they’ve gone through, this new law will help to prevent other tragedies.“On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, particularly other parents with children in college, I commend the Piazza family for your efforts to make sure that no other families go through what you have.”“Thank you, Governor, for joining me in supporting this comprehensive rewrite of the state’s hazing rules by signing it into law,” said Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34). “The Timothy J. Piazza Law emphasizes prevention, enforcement and transparency in order to end hazing in Pennsylvania. Act 80 provides tools for prosecutors, parents, students and schools to see where the problems are and punish those who irresponsibly put people in harm’s way. I commend the Piazza family for their strength and courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy. Their tireless efforts have made these significant reforms a reality here in Pennsylvania that will save lives. This law will be a model for changing anti-hazing laws throughout the nation with the Piazzas’ efforts leading the way.”The new law, which passed with unanimous support in the General Assembly, provides several measures to prevent hazing, including:Strengthening penalties for hazing with a new tiered system that, for the first time, includes a felony for aggravated hazing that results in serious injury or death;Holding organizations accountable for promoting hazing, which could include the confiscation of fraternity and sorority houses;Requiring schools to have anti-hazing rules, enforcement policies and preventative measures and to make information about hazing violations available to the public to help inform students and parents;Creating a safe-harbor provision, giving students immunity from prosecution for calling police or seeking assistance for someone in need of help.“This law is important movement in an ongoing conversation to identify meaningful solutions that create transformational change,” said Penn State President Eric J. Barron. “Unfortunately, hazing continues to plague universities across the country, and we hope this law will serve as a model for other state legislatures to effect critically needed national reform. We are thankful to our Legislature and the Governor, as well as to the family of Timothy Piazza, for their commitment to addressing this serious issue.”Dan Greenstein, chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, added, “Students come to our 14 State System universities seeking a college experience that will positively shape their lives forever. That can happen only when everyone in the university community understands the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment. We’re proud of our track record in that regard and are proud to stand in support of this legislation.”The National Study of Student Hazing reports that 55 percent of college students involved in clubs, teams, and organizations experience hazing. Governor Wolf Signs the Timothy J. Piazza Antihazing Law, Protecting Students and Increasing Penalties
Polarcus, a Dubai-based seismic contractor, has recorded a decrease in its vessel utilization during the fourth quarter of 2019.The vessel activity also decreased on a full year basis from 87 percent in 2018 to 79 percent in 2019.Quarterly vessel utilization was at 71 percent compared to 96 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018.According to Polarcus’ update, on a contracted basis the vessel utilization dropped to 64 percent in Q4 2019 compared to 96 percent in Q4 2018, while on the full year basis the utilization decreased to 77 percent in 2019, compared to 82 percent in 2018.The multi-client basis has seen an increase to 7 percent in Q4 2019 from 0 percent in Q4 2018. On a full year basis the drop on multi-client basis was 3 percent, from 5 percent in 2018 to 2 percent in 2019.The percentage of the standby vessels was 5 percent in Q4 compared to 0 percent in Q4 2018.The company excluded Polarcus Nadia seismic vessel from vessel utilization numbers subsequent to cold-stacking in April 2015.
Janice R. Roberts, of Brookville, was born on April 5, 1941 in Batesville, a daughter to Roman and Marie Doerflein Nobbe, Sr. After graduating from the Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg, she obtained an Associate’s degree from Miami University in accounting. She married Alvin Ray Roberts and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1976. Janice worked for many years as an accountant and bookkeeper. She belonged to the 4-H Homemakers and the Red Hat Society. Janice enjoyed painting, reading, flowers and gardening. On Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the age of 78 she passed away at Reid Health in Richmond.Those surviving who will cherish Janice’s memory include her children, Randy (Rhonda) Roberts of Cincinnati, Rickey (Lisa) Roberts of Sunman, and Renee (Stacy) Beauford of Grand Rapids, MI; seven grandchildren, Kendra and Taylor Roberts, Dakota, Tanner and Tristan Roberts, and Kyrne and Nyle Beauford; one great-grandchild, Grayson Reed; five siblings, Roman Nobbe, Paul Nobbe, Claire Jansing, Daniel Nobbe and Susan Gassen, and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Francis Stang.Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 5 until 8p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Fr. Carl Langenderfer will officiate a Mass of Christian burial on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Oldenburg. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations can be directed to Oldenburg Academy at PO Box 200, Oldenburg, IN 47036 or online at oldenburgacademy.org. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Janice Roberts.
RelatedPosts Trump’s question to Buhari: CAN sold Nigeria to US — MURIC What I told Trump when he asked me: ‘Why are you killing Christians?’ — Buhari US not a fully developed country — Trump US President Donald Trump responded to a question on why black Americans are still dying at the hands of police by pointing to higher numbers of white people killed by law enforcement.Trump said this in an interview with CBS News published on Tuesday. “What a terrible question to ask,” Trump said, adding: “So are white people.“More white people, by the way.“More white people.”Studies show that a disproportionate number of black Americans are killed by police compared to white people, who make up a much larger share of the US population.There are no country-wide official statistics on deaths at the hands of the police in the US, but a Washington Post analysis indicates that in absolute terms, the number of white people killed by police is indeed higher. Of the 5,400 people fatally shot by police since 2015, black people made up 23 per cent of those killed, despite accounting for only 13 per cent of the population.Meanwhile, 45 per cent were white, despite 60 per cent of the US population being white.According to a study from Harvard University released in June, black Americans are more than three times more likely to be killed by police.Trump has in recent weeks escalated his rhetoric against the Black Lives Matter movement, which has received unprecedented support in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minnesota police custody.The US president has been accused of taking no clear stance against systematic racism and police brutality. He has focused primarily on violence on the fringes of peaceful demonstrations.dpa/NAN.Tags: Donald TrumpWhite deaths
Day 6 has started at the year’s second Grand Slam tournament — the U.S. Open normally closes the major tennis championship season but the pandemic caused changes to the calendar.The sun is shining and the temperature is in the mid-70s Fahrenheit (mid-20s Celsius) as the third round continues Saturday.Among the matches underway: No. 15 Maria Sakkari of Greece is facing No. 22 Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. in Louis Armstrong Stadium.The highlight of the afternoon is expected to be Serena Williams against Sloane Stephens in Arthur Ashe Stadium.Williams owns 23 Grand Slam singles titles, including six in New York. Stephens won the 2017 U.S. Open. ___12:15 p.m.Maria Sakkari reached the fourth round at her second consecutive Grand Slam tournament after needing just 55 minutes to eliminate mistake-prone American teen Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 6-1.The 22nd-seeded Anisimova, who turned 19 on Monday, finished with 28 unforced errors and just four winners. Sakkari made eight errors.The 15th-seeded Sakkari entered 2020 with an 0-7 record in third-round matches at major championships. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):3:40 p.m.Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens are heading to a third set in their third-round showdown at the U.S. Open. The Latest: Williams, Stephens head to 3rd set at US Open Stephens took the first set 6-2, and Williams grabbed the second by the same score.Williams has won six of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Flushing Meadows. Stephens won the 2017 title in New York.___2:45 p.m.Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens have started their third-round U.S. Open match in Arthur Ashe Stadium. But she finally won at that stage at the Australian Open in January, then did it again Saturday in Louis Armstrong Stadium.Normally the Grand Slam circuit would head to Paris and London between Melbourne and New York. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the French Open was postponed from May until late September and Wimbledon was canceled for the first time in 75 years. Sakkari will play Serena Williams or Sloane Stephens next.___11:30 a.m. Williams has won six of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Flushing Meadows; Stephens won the 2017 title in New York.That matchup follows 2019 runner-up Daniil Medvedev’s 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 victory over American wild-card entry J.J. Wolf in Ashe.Other third-round winners Saturday include No. 10 Andrey Rublev in the men’s draw, and No. 16 Elise Mertens in the women’s, both in straight sets.___2:25 p.m. Kristina Mladenovic and her partner, Timea Babos, have been dropped from the U.S. Open women’s doubles competition after Mladenovic was issued a quarantine notice by public health officials of Nassau County, New York.The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal Saturday, saying it was “obligated to adhere to government guidance.”Mladenovic was one of seven players placed under extra restrictions during the tournament after contact tracing determined she potentially could have been exposed to COVID-19 by Benoit Paire, the only entrant to test positive.Mladenovic had been allowed to continue to compete in singles. She won in the first round but lost in the second round after blowing a 6-1, 5-1 lead.The USTA says the new quarantine orders mean those players “identified as having prolonged close contact with the infected player will quarantine in their rooms for the remainder of their quarantine period.” September 5, 2020 ___
Wisconsin freshman Dani Rhones scored a magnificent overtime goal that propelled the women’s soccer team over their rivals Minnesota Saturday night.A tightly contested game ended in elation for the Badgers as Rhodes nailed a penalty kick in the 96th minute to give Wisconsin (7-1-0, 1-0-0 Big Ten) a 1-0 win over rival Minnesota (4-2-2, 0-1-0 Big Ten). This marks the sixth straight game the Badgers have won as well as the sixth shutout they’ve amassed this season.To the surprise of few, these two elite defenses held one another scoreless throughout regulation. Coming into the matchup, Minnesota had allowed only three goals all season while Wisconsin had let up just one since their Aug. 20 loss to Stanford.Women’s soccer: Wisconsin cruises past Drake, begins week offWith a 3-0 win over the Drake Bulldogs in Des Moines on Thursday night, the Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team Read…Badger goalkeeper, junior Caitlyn Clem, had yet another stellar performance to help lock down a respectable Minnesota offense. Unfazed by the tight score, Clem made saves on all four shots on goal by the Gophers, two within the final six minutes of regulation.Not to be lost in the result was an impressive outing by Minnesota goalkeeper Kailee Sharp, who made three saves to shut the Badgers out through two periods. Sharp could have easily been the star of the game had it not been for a late foul on Minnesota, sending striker Dani Rhodes to the penalty spot.For Rhodes, this was her fifth — and arguably most important — goal of the season in a critical conference game.“We were ranked No. 9 in the nation this past week and we wanted to prove that it wasn’t a fluke. Starting off with Minnesota, the Border Battle right away is super intense, so we did a great job coming out strong, and we did our thing, and that’s why we won the game,” Rhodes said.While this is an encouraging first Big Ten win for the Badgers, 10 more conference games remain until the Big Ten tournament begins Oct. 29. Though Wisconsin is certainly one of the favorites to take this year’s title with a national ranking of nine, they are one of the three Big Ten teams ranked in the top fifteen of the country.Women’s soccer: Badgers surprise in NCAA, fall short in second round to GatorsThe University of Wisconsin Badgers women’s soccer team hoped to continue their impressive run in Gainesville, Florida as they took Read…After being upset in the first round of last year’s tournament, this Wisconsin team knows that doing well in each conference game will be vital for postseason success. Looking forward, it seems that both No. 8 Penn State and No. 13 Rutgers could be formidable Big Ten opponents for Wisconsin this season.For now though, the Badgers can be content with an emotional victory and an excellent start to Big Ten play.
Ghana and Trabzonspor striker Caleb Ekuban has been declared fit and could soon be cleared to play following an injury that has lasted almost two and a half months.He suffered a metatarsal fracture after colliding with teammate Ivanildo Fernandes during a training session.He is reported to have visited his doctors in Italy ahead of the international break after which Trabzonspor club president Ahmet Agaoglu confirmed that he will soon be available for selection.“Ekuban works very well. I think he can play next week for 45 minutes.Doctors are looking at the situation,” he stated.The 25 year old goal poacher will be hoping to return to his early season form of 5 goals in the first seven matches of the season.
Should Ghana’s Baba Abdul Rahman go to Chelsea, it would allow Jose Mourinho to use Branislav Ivanovic in the centre of defence when needed next season and move Cesar Azpilicueta out to the right.But German Bundesliga side Augsburg have said they would rather keep rising Ghana international and enjoy winning games with him than sell him for a fee under their 20m euro valuation.The Blues have been heavily linked with the 21-year-old left-back, but are believed to have offered 18m euros for his services, a development that does not interest Augsburg chairman Jonas Hoffman.”We do not need the Baba millions,” he told Bild. “We have a good, solid team here. Augsburg win with a beer in my hand than when we have more money in the bank account.”Rahman is wanted by Chelsea as a replacement for Brazilian star Filipe Luis who is set to return to Spanish side Atletico Madrid after one underwhelming season at Stamford Bridge. –Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag
European football is a double-edged sword: on the one hand, you get to play the finest club sides in the world; on the other, they might humiliate you. Yes, you’re generally safe from humiliation by your domestic rivals; yes, they’re generally safe from humiliation by you. And on those rare occasions you meet, if you win it’s even worse for them; but if you lose it’s even worse for you. Is the upside worth the downside? Why, it’s exactly like life!Liverpool and Manchester United have played 194 competitive fixtures and racked up combined 79 seasons in European football, contesting the same trophy on ten occasions. In that time, they have yet to be drawn together – until now. There will be pennants, and there will be team photos.The recent past has seen a couple of near things, first in the Champions League of 2002 when a semi-final actually seemed likely. Liverpool were” ten games from greatness” in their bid to win the double and United were going to Glasgow, but then Liverpool met Bayer Leverkusen and were surprisingly beaten, and then United met Bayer Leverkusen and were surprisingly beaten. In those days, you see, most people in the world weren’t world experts on German football, so Lucio meant some larrikin girl and Ballack was the Moabite king found in the book of Numbers.In any event, the prize for victory would have been a final against Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid, at the far too small Hampden Park. Both clubs were fairly well out of that one.The other potential encounter, in the final of 2008, would have been something else entirely: a game for a trophy, bookended by both sets of supporters and the Russian police charging around Moscow in the pissing rain. The human brain is capable of some ludicrous thoughts, but respect if yours can conceive more so than that.A last-16 UEFA Cup tie does not have quite that resonance, though the haughtiness with which English clubs treat the competition shames their sense of morality and practicality. But no-one at Liverpool or United is bitching about it now. The two teams have not played under lights at Anfield since 1999, and this is probably the first and last chance for the United squad to experience a “famous European night”. Luckily for them, the relevant suits have attempted to dilute the atmosphere on their behalf, snidely inferring that a difference can be made to it if all away fans … wear the same clothing! As such, a group whose regular attire spans the full spectrum of dark to light black has been given free white Chevrolet shirts, delivered by DHL, to be seen on television in a high-profile, historic fixture; oh, the humanity! Away end tickets remain competitively priced at £38.Quite what’ll happen in the two games is not at all easy to predict, and it’s much easier to make a case against each side than it is for it. Van Gaal has no idea of his best eleven, his substitutions generally make things worse, and his only consistent player, the only one on either side with any serious status in the game, is a goalkeeper. No team in the Premier League top seven has scored fewer goals or entertained less; Van Gaal could not be getting less from his squad and his squad could not be getting less from itself. Roughly, they are a joke.And Liverpool are even worse. Without the players to play how Jurgen Klopp would like them to, they lack craft, class and a defence. Of the teams in the top 10, only Chelsea, in 10th, have conceded as many times, and things might even get worse now that Lucas – Lucas – is injured.Both teams, though, have a fair few half-decent players, which is why both teams occasionally produce passages of half-decency, before predictably yet abruptly regressing to the mean. They are fragile, but pathetically, not beautifully so.Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Dejan Lovren at the end of the match – ReutersThe current upswing is with Liverpool. After losing the League Cup final to Manchester City, they beat them well a few days later before contriving a last-minuter at Crystal Palace; yes, that is really significant enough to constitute an upswing, itself significant. United, meanwhile, recently powered past a murderers’ row of Shrewsbury, Midtjylland and Arsenal. But then Van Gaal felt compelled to interfere with the team he had previously been compelled to pick, and as such, the cycle of subsidence was reset at West Brom.Van Gaal has, though, done fairly well in the “big games” – he’s just made a mess of the piddling games that take place every time people pay to watch his team. The Liverpool players will know that they’ve lost four out of four against him, but with home and philosophical advantage in their favour, it won’t matter at the start; they’ll fly at United as best they can, looking to control the tie from the off, while United do nothing, looking to “control” the tie from the off.The likelihood is that the tie will be one we might politely term a “slow-burner” – except this is football where there is no polite, so instead let’s expect a “disgusting shambles of inane ineptitude and arm-waving entitlement”, compelling in the worst possible way – which is the best thing about it. Enjoy!–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. 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Gronkowski is no stranger to tossing back a few adult beverages in celebration — during his numerous Super Bowl parade appearances he has been seen chugging beer, liquor and even wine. Related News Patriots star Rob Gronkowski announces retirement: ‘Now it’s time to move forward with a big smile’ NO ONE is better than Rob Gronkowski at chugging beer poured into his mouth by a second party while shirtless and sporting a Boston police vest. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/pz00Mr10x3— Toucher and Rich (@Toucherandrich) February 5, 2019Gronkowski, 29, has toyed with the idea of retirement before, but his announcement Sunday on Instagram came as a bit of a surprise. He spent all nine of his NFL seasons with New England, notching 521 catches, 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns in 115 career regular-season games. He’s also earned five Pro Bowl selections, four first-team All-Pro honors and the award for the 2014 NFL Comeback Player of the Year in that time. .@RobGronkowski seems like you need a job. Thoughts on running Bud Light’s social media? We have beer… pic.twitter.com/df8xyUq1cA— Bud Light (@budlight) March 24, 2019Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right? Now that Rob Gronkowski has retired from the NFL, he will have a lot more free time on his hands.While the former Patriots tight end likely will take that time to explore other endeavors and endorsements, Bud Light has taken the opportunity to offer Gronkowski a position on their social media team. Rob Gronkowski retirement: TE’s best quotes from SpongeBob to WWE