As part of its beND campaign in response to a recent spike in alcohol-related arrests off-campus, student government hosted a lecture Sunday evening titled “Alcohol, Parties, and the Law,” presented by attorney C.L. Lindsay. Lindsay, who left his New York law firm in 1998 after seeing the need for legal work concentrating on higher education, founded the Coalition for Student and Academic Rights (CO-STAR), which now receives 10,000 requests annually. In his lecture, Lindsay detailed the specific state and federal laws affecting students, the consequences of infractions and steps students should take to minimize their risk before, and improve the outcome after, having a legal incident. He said the reason most parties draw police attention is due to noise complaints from neighbors. “The first thing to do is make nice with your neighbors. … If you’re going to have a party, talk to them, have them call you, not the police,” Lindsay said. “Set up your party, go outside and listen. If you can hear from a distance, it’s probably too loud.” Lindsay also emphasized the importance of choosing a location unlikely to cause a nuisance and draw complaints from neighbors. “Never have a party outside, there’s just too much noise,” he said. “The basement is the best place for a party.” Lindsay clarified the laws on when students can refuse a police search and how to avoid forfeiting the right. He said posting invites for the public to see, which can include online event postings, could leave the event legally open to anyone, including police. According to Lindsay, police can enter a home when they have a warrant, receive permission from a resident, see a crime taking place in plain view or believe that waiting to enter would result in a loss of evidence. To minimize hosts’ liability for underage drinkers at a party, Lindsay suggested posting two signs, one stating that the party is private, and another reminding minors not to drink. He also advised party throwers to have two designated, sober hosts. “If the police do show up, you need one to talk to them … the other to be a witness,” he said. “If you’re alone, it’s your word against two officers’. … If you send two people out it changes the dynamic.” While the hosts should be aware and take advantage of their rights, they should also be cooperative, and avoid arguing with officers, as it reduces the likelihood of leniency. “The time you argue your case is in front of a judge, not a police officer,” he said. Lindsay also warned against charging partygoers for alcohol. “It’s illegal to charge for liquor, period,” he said. While encouraging voluntary donations is legal, charging for cups, requiring “mandatory donations” and claiming the money is for a different part of the party unrelated to alcohol, such as a band, does not change the legality, he said. Lindsay touched on other alcohol-related issues relevant to students, including the use of fake identification, which has an extremely general definition in the law, that provides police with wide discretion when issuing citations. There is not a legal difference between using a manufactured fake ID or using someone else’s legitimate license. In addition to giving students advice on dealing with existing laws, students can and should take a more proactive role in changing the laws they disagree with. “The US has the most paternalistic drinking laws in the world,” he said. “The best way to change the laws isn’t to go behind closed doors and break them.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 74-year-old architect who designed homes for Long Island’s rich and famous has admitted to making child pornography using images of children that he photographed in public.Jay Lockett Sears, of East Moriches, pleaded guilty Friday at Central Islip federal court to possessing child pornography.“Sears victimized children by using their innocent faces to create child pornography,” Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a news release. “He then dragged them further into his aberrant fantasy world by adding his own images to these pictures.”Prosecutors said Sears created hundreds of images of child porn by taking photos of children at beach club parties and other events, and then placing the heads of the children onto images of adult bodies engaged in sexual activity.Some of the images included pictures of Sears’ face pasted onto the bodies of other males so as to appear as if he were having sexual relations with children, authorities added.Suffolk County police Computer Crimes Squad detectives began investigating him when hundreds of the photos were found in a dumpster outside of his home on Jan. 11, 2013.He was sentenced to 3 weeks time served, 6 months home confinement and 5 years supervised release.
In response to the pandemic, the National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer and other leagues have announced plans to create enclosed campuses where their players, coaches and staff members will live and play full-time in venues without fans. The NBA, for instance, will house teams at the Walt Disney World Resort this month near Orlando, Florida, so it can finish the 2019-20 season. To succeed in these times, the sports leagues can’t operate as they always have. They have to be creative and up their business games.There’s a clear parallel in the credit union world. We’re not being asked to reopen our businesses as our best previous selves. We’re being asked to reopen as new and better organizations in a brand-new world.The professional sports leagues will continue to monitor the new information being provided by infectious disease experts as they move forward. As they do so, it’s a fair bet that they’ll continue to innovate how they deliver their products and identify and capitalize on new revenue streams. Similarly, credit union leaders will need to be continuous learners with an eye for innovation if they want to lead forward in the best way possible for their organizations, staff and members.A lot of operational learning will need to take place for credit unions to reopen well. Here are just a few examples:Credit union operations executives will have to define what success now looks like for physical branches and digital channels.Marketers will need to become experts at helping members first and selling second.Compliance pros must learn about new and rapidly changing regulations stemming from the pandemic—and effectively respond to them.These obstacles probably can’t be overcome without good leadership. So leaders at all levels need to spend time learning about making good decisions, how to communicate effectively, and current best practices in setting strategy and planning for growth. As a backdrop to effective reopening, all leaders and emerging leaders also will need to ramp up their understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion to be able to help their organizations overcome injustice.The mission of CUES is to help its members reach their full potential. If you’re not yet a member, consider taking advantage of our 45-day free trial. Committing to ongoing learning will help you lead your credit union toward its best possible future. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pembroke Since joining CUES in March 2013, John Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES’ strategy, branding and culture. Under his guidance, CUES … Web: www.cues.org Details
A new and unique addition to Broward County, Florida, officially opened on Thursday.The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will show off its guitar-shaped hotel.It’s part of the Hollywood hotel’s one-and-a-half billion dollar expansion that includes the Hard Rock Live concert venue.The hotel is 450 feet high, and the six strings are made of LED lights.The hotel has more than 600 rooms, but if you’re looking to book one of them, you’ll have to wait because HardRockHotels.com says they’re sold out for almost the next three weeks.
Brian Kelly enters his 10th season as Notre Dame’s coach looking to build on the program’s first appearance in the College Football Playoff.The Irish in 2018 finished 12-0 in the regular season for the second time under Kelly before suffering a 30-3 loss to Clemson in the CFP semifinal at the Cotton Bowl Classic. Notre Dame will take the next step with quarterback Ian Book, who stayed on the fringe of the Heisman Trophy conversation throughout that banner regular season. MORE: SN’s pre-preseason rankings for 2019Kelly is just the fifth coach to last a decade or more in South Bend. The other four (Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Lou Holtz) have national championships. That will always be the expectation.Notre Dame is ranked No. 8 in Sporting News’ pre-preseason top 25 for 2019. To prove it and get back to the CFP, the Irish will have to get through another tough schedule.Here’s a closer look at the Irish heading into 2019:Notre Dame football schedule 2019DateOpponentLocationSept. 2at LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.Sept. 7ByeOffSept. 14New MexicoNotre Dame, Ind.Sept. 21at No. 3 GeorgiaAthens, Ga.Sept. 28VirginiaNotre Dame, Ind.Oct. 5Bowling GreenNotre Dame, Ind.Oct. 12USCNotre Dame, Ind.Oct. 19ByeOffOct. 26at No. 10 MichiganAnn Arbor, Mich.Nov. 2Virginia TechSouth Bend. Ind.Nov. 9at DukeDurham, N.C.Nov. 16NavyNotre Dame, Ind.Nov. 23Boston CollegeNotre Dame, Ind.Nov. 30at No. 21 StanfordStanford, Calif.MORE: Independent 2019 primerNotre Dame football recruiting 2019Notre Dame had the No. 15 class in the FBS according to 247Sports’ Composite team rankings. The Irish have become a destination for top offensive linemen, and four-star center Zeke Corell and tackle Quinn Carroll were the biggest hauls this year. Safety Kyle Hamilton will arrive in the spring and could contribute early. Cornerback Isaiah Rutherford is another player to watch. Kelly continues to add depth to a talented roster.Notre Dame football roster 2019Notre Dame’s football roster will be updated in the spring and fall here.MORE: Early predictions for 2019 seasonWhat to watch from Notre Dame in 20191. How will Book improve?Book was a difference-maker at quarterback for the Irish once he took the starting job for good from Brandon Wimbush. Book finished with 2,628 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Book’s mobility and accuracy were good, until the Clemson game. He completed just 50 percent of his passes in that loss and threw an interception. The schedule features tough road games at Georgia, Michigan and Stanford. Those are the games where Book will have to be at his best this season. Kelly is known for shuffling quarterbacks every season, and Phil Jurkovec is next in line.2. Which skill players step up? Notre Dame loses its top running back in Dexter Williams and top receiver in Miles Boykin. Those two gamebreakers combined for 21 touchdowns in 2018. Jafar Armstrong and Tony Jones Jr. will split carries early in the season, and Chase Claypool, Chris Finke and Cole Kmet are reliable targets for Book. Still, the Irish will need go-to guys in both. The good news is they will be able to develop behind the same strong offensive line that features senior All-American candidates Tommy Kraemer and Liam Eichenberg.3. Who takes on leadership on D?The Irish several key pieces from a tough defense, including All-Americans Jerry Tillery and Julian Love. Team leaders Te’Von Coney and Drue Tranquill also are gone. Those players were all key pieces on a defense that allowed 18.2 points per game. Julian Okwara is the best returning pass-rusher with 6.5 sacks in 2018. Linebackers Asmar Bilal and Khalid Kareem are candidates to fill that leadership void, and the secondary returns Alohi Gilman and Jalen Elliott.
The BIH National Team had their second win in the European Championship for players up to 16 years old. The game was held in Sarajevo.They beat Denmark with 71:71. The BIH team was down within ten minutes of the game with a score of 21:8. In the second half, the BIH team started to improve and by the end of the first half, the Danish team was up by 35:32.In the last period the Danish team entered with a five point difference, but the incredible moves by Hadžić in the last second of the game helped bring a win for BIH.In the next match, they will play Slovakia on 11 August, and on 12 August against Israel.(Source: klix.ba)
21 July 2005Mooiwater farm near the Western Cape village of Franschhoek was once a thriving apple and plum orchard. Now it is the site of a low-cost housing development that’s home to over 1 000 families. To some this is a sign of how political pressure brought to bear by squatters can lead to prime agricultural land being used for settlement. Others have hailed the formal township, and the luxury wine estate that subsided its construction, as an elegant compromise between the rights of land owners and the landless.It has led to a dramatic drop in racial tension in the area, and could become a model for sustainable land reform in South Africa.Former Mooiwater owner Clive Garlic has mixed feelings. “It was a really good place to farm,” he says. “There was plenty of water and the soils were good and well drained.” But he doesn’t regret his decision to accept the council’s offer of R6-million for the land, which by the late 1990s had become some of the most sought-after real estate in the country.“I’m glad I’m out of farming,” said Garlic, who now lives with his family in Franschhoek village. “The best thing I could do was sell it.”Removals and invasionsMooiwater is next to what the apartheid government designated the “coloured” neighbourhood of Groendal, a dumping ground for victims of families forcibly removed from “white” areas in the 1960s.One of the historic houses in the white Franschhoek neighbourhood from which coloured familes were forcibly removed in the 1960s. These houses are now worth millions.Garlic started farming at Mooiwater in 1991. Three years later, in 1994, South Africa held its first democratic elections. Many Groendal residents living in backyards shacks and evicted farmworkers decided vacant land was now theirs for the taking. The closest open plot lay directly beneath Garlic’s farm. The new squatter camp posed a serious threat to Garlic’s farm and family.“They stole my fruit, cut my poles and steel wire. I never walked around unarmed and I had to hire private security guards,” he recalled. “We had many confrontations. I have three daughters and they were really scared.”From Vietnam to MooiwaterThe new Mooiwater settlement is a far cry from the raucous crime-infested squatter camp dubbed Vietnam by shack dwellers because it reminded them of the waterlogged jungles they’d seen in war movies. Back then, Vietnam was not a place the casual visitor ventured into unaccompanied.There’s a peaceful ambience in Mooiwater village, where the houses and streets are neatly planned.Today a friendly, orderly atmosphere prevails in Mooiwater. Its neatly laid out streets are lined with electric lighting and filled with kids playing soccer and teenagers chatting while their parents hang out washing. There is no sign of sinister street hoods or drug barons cruising the streets in cars with tinted glass.The quaint, solidly constructed ochre and mustard cottages designed by Dennis Moss, one of the country’s leading architects, are all equipped with flush toilets, running water and electricity. Squatters had the option to get a free basic structure worth R38 000 – R20 000 more than a traditional RDP (Reconstruction and Development Programme) house – or pay extra for a double-storey, extended or semidetached home.Joanna and Davy Sias outside their double-storey house in Mooiwater.In return for title deeds and keys to their new homes, the squatters had to dismantle their shacks and agree not to support illegal squatting or backyarding, pay for services and foreswear crime.Construction of this upmarket township on prime land was partly the result of efforts by the squatters themselves and a group of land claimants who’d been booted out of historic houses in what became the white side of town.Benjamina Paulse is Franschhoek’s last surviving victim of apartheid-era forced removals. Over 40 coloured families were forcibly removed from the town in the 1960s.Both communities were initially eyeing the 100ha municipal commonage that straddles the gentle slopes above an upmarket suburb on the opposite end of the valley. They reasoned that the government owed them land, the commonage belonged to the council, so it should be given to them.The deal is struckUnder pressure from wealthy whites fearing plummeting land values and full-scale land invasions, the council decided to sell off its commonage to Chris Hellinger, owner of neighbouring wine estate Chamonix.The communities managed to interdict the sale, and so began a tussle that ended with the signing of a social accord in 1998, whereby all parties agreed that the commonage could be sold and developed on condition that some of the proceeds went to settling the land claims, provided housing for the squatters and bankrolled black economic empowerment.Funding the construction of Mooiwater had always been beyond the financial means of Franchhoek’s town council. Paying for the land alone would have eaten more than half its R11-million annual operating budget.By selling the commonage for R14-million to a corporate consortium, the council not only unlocked French funding and a loan from the Development Bank of SA (DBSA) but was able to top up national housing department grants and thereby provide far superior accommodation.The deal went further. The consortium – which includes prominent local residents, the V&A Waterfront Company and Pam Golding Properties – is developing the commonage into a luxury wine estate and tourism centre expected to have major empowerment spinoffs, as well as up-market riverside and village residential units.The entire complex was specifically designed by Moss, the Mooiwater architect, to ensure that “the rich man’s house and the poor man’s house are cousins” as a way of reducing crime and diffusing racial and political tensions. A key design feature was replicating the low walls of Cape Dutch architecture and encouraging a shared sense of belonging.“If you surround your house with high walls there is no transparency,” Moss says. “Streets become negative spaces. You can kill there because it’s no longer yours.”Buyers of plots will be able to engage their own architects to design their homes but are bound by Moss’s guidelines, which cover anything from building materials to roof pitch. Security will be provided by a local black-owned company with a control room on the estate and electronic surveillance.“We don’t want to be a gated white community with people living in a quasi-European neverland, but there must be security,” says investor and marketing manager Peter Middleton.“The disparities are greater here than anywhere in the country. If it can work here, it can work anywhere.”The development trustIn return for a slice of disputed but valuable government real estate, the developers agreed to pay a 1% levy on every plot sold and 0.25% for resales. The money goes into a trust to improve the lives of Franschhoek’s poor and fund nature conservation efforts. The trust, chaired by Nelson Mandela Foundation head John Samuel, is controlled by local activist leaders, land claims representatives and environmentalists.Samuel himself has shares in the project, together with another prominent political figure, former US ambassador Franklin Sonn.“I acted as a midwife to make sure the community were adequately consulted and compensated,” Samuel says. “When I took the idea to [former president Nelson] Mandela, he was thrilled.”Sonn, who chairs the consortium, denies this represented a conflict of interest. “The trouble with developers is they’re often only concerned with the bottom line, not with what they leave behind,” he says. “Having a stake gives you the power to make them understand what needs to be done. But in this case I pushed at open doors.”Consortium CEO Willem Steenkamp says shareholders have so far contributed about R20-million in equity and loans and netted another R16-million from land transactions. This has allowed access to a R1-million planning grant and two loans totalling R52-million from the DBSA. Both loans must be repaid at commercial rates.The first will fund bulk infrastructure on the commonage normally paid for by municipalities, such as water reservoirs, link roads and upgrading electricity substations. Steenkamp says the developers are only expected to repay the loan once earning income and can count this as their mandatory developers’ contribution, which is usually about R3-million for a project this size.Furthermore, in terms of a complex written agreement, the developers will be able to claim back about 20% of their expenditure through service charge rebates, and the municipality is obliged to maintain the infrastructure.“In a sense we’re secure bridging finance for the municipality’s capital outlay. It couldn’t finance this operating structure,” says Steenkamp.Weekend farmersAlthough some stands have already been sold, the properties will only be formally marketed early in 2006. The developers hope to generate about R700-million gross within two years once all plots are sold and make a profit of R100-million.Half the buyers are expected to be foreign and the rest to range from Cape peninsula executives to Gauteng pensioners. The most expensive units – an acre surrounded by vineyards going for US$900 000 (about R6-million), excluding construction costs – are designed for wealthy weekend farmers willing to pay for a wine farm ambience without getting their hands dirty.Title deeds will record that the surrounding land must remain zoned for agriculture in perpetuity and cannot be subdivided.The second loan – over R10-million – financed the farm infrastructure, including vineyards. Cultivars being planted on 24 hectares of the total estate include Cabernet, Merlot, Shiraz, Savignon Blanc and Chardonnay.“The estate has a variety of sites – mountain and valley – with different soil types,” says agricultural developer Dirk le Roux. “We were able to select the optimal site for each cultivar and expect very good wines to be made there.”Planting will be over by the end of spring and the first wines will be bottled within three years. Output is expected to be about six tons a hectare. “We’re going for the top end of the market, so the emphasis will be on quality, not quantity.”It remains to be seen whether wealthy buyers will bite and if real black empowerment will result, but so far the signs are encouraging.“We have every reason to be optimistic that this will be a success,” says Steenkamp.Stephan Hofstatter is a specialist land correspondent, contributing to Independent Newspapers, Business Day and Farmer’s Weekly, among others.Story and photographs strictly copyright Stephan Hofstatter. No reproduction is permitted without prior permission.This article was originally published in Farmer’s Weekly, South Africa’s premier national agricultural magazine, and is reproduced on SouthAfrica.info with kind permission. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View comments Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Houston’s Galen Robinson Jr., right, heads to the basket past Ohio State’s Keyshawn Woods during the first half of a second round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)TULSA, Okla. — Houston’s fans chanted “Sweet 16” in the final minute of the Cougars’ NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State.The celebration was long overdue — it’s been 35 years since the Cougars have made this trip.ADVERTISEMENT Wesson had five turnovers, mostly after getting double-teamed. He made 7 of 10 free throws, but he didn’t leave the imprint he left on the Iowa State game in the first round.HE SAID ITSampson, on the halftime altercation: “Just being competitive. Ohio State’s kids are classy, great kids great coaching staff. Our kids are classy. Just nothing.”UP NEXTHouston will play Kentucky in the Sweet 16. 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Jackson scored 18 points, and Kaleb Wesson added 15 for Ohio State (20-15).Ohio State started off hot from 3-point range, hitting seven of its first 12. But Houston burned the Buckeyes in transition to go on a 14-6 run and close the half with a 39-31 lead.There was a brief skirmish right after the end of the first half. Ohio State’s Keyshawn Woods and Houston’s DeJon Jarreau were issued technical fouls after the teams jawed at midcourt. Houston’s Fabian White was held back by teammates and coaches.A dunk by Chris Harris put the Cougars up 52-44 with just over 10 minutes remaining. A floater in the lane by Armoni Brooks pushed Houston’s lead to nine and led to a timeout by Ohio State. A transition layup by Davis pushed the advantage to 11, and the Cougars maintained control for good.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Buckeyes finished 8-12 in Big Ten play and were seeded eighth in the conference tournament, so getting this far was an accomplishment.“I told them in the locker room, I don’t know if I’ve ever been a part of a team where we’ve faced as many challenges and had come through on the other end in such a positive way,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “It just really speaks to the quality of our players and the quality of people that they are.”BIG PICTUREOhio State: The Buckeyes lost four of five heading into the NCAA Tournament before upsetting Iowa State in the first round. The future looks bright — Brothers Kaleb and Andre Wesson will be back next year to provide a solid foundation.Houston: The Cougars continue to rebuild a program that had a 13-19 record in 2014-15. Houston hurt the Buckeyes inside and outside, overwhelmed the Buckeyes with depth and speed and pounced when Ohio State’s 3-point shooting came back down to Earth.STAT LINESOhio State made 8 of 17 3-pointers in the first half, but just 2 of 12 in the second half. Houston, the nation’s leader in field-goal percentage defense heading into the weekend, held the Buckeyes to 32 percent shooting in the second half.CROWDING WESSONKaleb Wesson scored 15 points, but the 6-foot-9, 270-pound forward struggled against Houston’s Brison Gresham. Wesson only had seven field-goal attempts, and six of those were 3-pointers.“That means we won that battle,” Sampson said. “If we got him taking 3s, that’s a good thing for us.” Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I saw a lot of proud Cougars up there behind us tonight,” Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said, “and the ones I was happiest for were the guys that’s been supporting this program since those days.”Corey Davis scored 21 points to help Houston beat the Buckeyes 74-59 in a second-round Midwest Region game Sunday night. It marked the Cougars’ 33rd win of the season — breaking the school’s season record set by the 1983-84 team. That was the last Houston squad to reach the Sweet 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe win was especially significant for Robinson, a senior who has played in a school-record 135 games. He watched teams celebrate reaching the Sweet 16 on social media Saturday night and wanted his own moment. He scored 13 points to help make it happen.“When I went to bed last night, all I was thinking about was winning just so we can do that, so I can see how it feels,” he said. “It was exactly — to be going to the Sweet 16, it feels amazing.”
APTN National NewsWhile one territory ponders how to continue supporting numerous treatment centres, federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq was back in Iqaluit Tuesday, making a new announcement about some old money.The dollars are coming from a group that is facing serious cuts in the federal budget.What does that mean?APTN National News reporter Kent Driscoll has this from Iqaluit.