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    A newly appointed member of a Ramsey County advisory committee has resigned after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor surfaced. The county is looking at a list of alternates to replace him. Damon Drake, who has worked in St. Paul as a restorative justice and policy advocate, was never convicted or charged with a crime after an investigation by White Bear Lake police. The allegations are spelled out in a White Bear Lake police report and refer to conduct...
    The Big Ten became the first league to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as the college sports world faces difficult decisions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. More Power 5 conferences could follow, causing a ripple effect on small-conference schools across the country. If more big conferences ditch nonconference games, smaller schools who rely on “buy games” to help fund their athletic departments will take huge financial hits at a time when they’re already facing ugly bottom lines. “It’s significant,...
    Ten weeks: A timeline of the search for Vanessa Guillen You Are Definitely Not Washing Your Reusable Water Bottle Enough MAC schools stand to lose millions because of Big Ten going to conference only schedule © Getty Images No conference will feel the financial pinch of one of the Power Five’s domino-tipping decisions more than MAC football. Thursday afternoon, the Big Ten confirmed reports that it will be going with a conference-only football schedule for the 2020 season.  That...
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference has canceled all fall sports for the upcoming school year, the conference announced Friday. The presidents of all 11 schools released a joint statement, saying the new safety protocols on campus led them to their decision. “In keeping with public health guidance, each of our institutions has put in place physical distancing protocols, limits on travel on and off campus, and limits on the size of on-campus gatherings,” the statement read. “Consistent...
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference has canceled all fall sports for the upcoming school year, the conference announced Friday. The presidents of all 11 schools released a joint statement, saying the new safety protocols on campus led them to their decision. “In keeping with public health guidance, each of our institutions has put in place physical distancing protocols, limits on travel on and off campus, and limits on the size of on-campus gatherings,” the statement read. “Consistent with...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — An Annapolis man is planning to attempt an ambitious 240 mile paddle board journey down the Chesapeake Bay to raise money for planting oysters in the Bay. With each paddle, Chris Hopkinson is hoping to bring more awareness about the dwindling population of a sea creature that’s very important to the Chesapeake Bay. “Oysters are really the heart of the Bay,” Hopkinson said. “As the oyster goes, so goes the Bay.” The oyster population in the...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board on Friday put Los Alamitos on probation for 10 days while the track develops a plan to address an increase in horse deaths. The board voted 5-1 remotely in an emergency meeting to allow the Orange County track to continue racing during the probation. Commissioner Wendy Mitchell was the lone dissenter. According to the board, 19 horses have died from racing or training at the track in 2020, including eight since...
    Why won’t Notre Dame’s football program join a conference? Why does it insist on remaining independent while other Notre Dame athletic programs compete in the ACC? These questions are asked on a perpetual basis, especially in the context of scheduling and College Football Playoff debates. But Notre Dame’s football program has a simple reason for remaining independent. Because it can. Some might call it opportunistic business. Others might call it arrogance. But the truth is Notre Dame football’s brand...
    The extreme right will have a voice in the Central Electoral Board. The sanitary cord that the PSOE, United Podemos and PP have tried to place to Vox so that the extreme right does not achieve a representative in the body that ensures the smooth running of the electoral processes has failed. Santiago Abascal’s party will replace the representative of Citizens in the new Board pending renewal since March 3, when the 90-day period since the elections established by law...
    Trump doesnt wear a mask while greeting Republicans at Miami airport Sen. Josh Hawley calls on NBA to put Support Troops and Back the Blue on jerseys Toronto Film Festival Unveils Plans for First-Ever Virtual Industry Conference © J. Countess/Getty Images The Toronto Film Festival on Friday opened registration and shared details for its first-ever virtual industry conference. TIFFs online plans include industry conference sessions, networking events and digital showcases of film titles by national cinema agencies. Planning for...
    Coney Durr has skin in the game. After a breakout junior year, the Gophers cornerback would have every reason to hope there will be college football this fall. But even with a personal stake, Durr just doesn’t see how it can happen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “How does fall camp even happen?” Durr tweeted Thursday. “110 guys around each other 12 hours a day for a month straight. Man, it’s tough times right now.” While the Big Ten announced...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Clark County School District Board of Trustees has unanimously approved district plans to reopen schools under a blended learning model for the fall semester amid virus concerns. The plan, which can still be altered, will go to the Nevada Department of Education for approval, the Las Vegas Sun reported. Educators in the county are scheduled to report to work on Aug. 10, KXNT-TV reported. Students are expected to start Aug. 24., with two days of...
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Five finalists, all with current or former ties to the University of Alaska, have been named finalists for the role of interim president. The university system Board of Regents announced the finalists Friday: Michelle Rizk, Dana Thomas, Cathy Sandeen, Dan White and Pat Pitney. Rizk has been acting president since late month month, following the resignation of Jim Johnsen. Thomas worked in various roles at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, including as interim chancellor. Sandeen is...
    The new University of California president, Michael V. Drake, is being introduced during a discussion with the UC board chair John Pérez on Friday. Drake is the first person of color to lead the system.RELATED: New UC president, former OSU head Michael Drake, will be first person of color to step into roleDrake is the former Ohio State University president and now the 21st president of the state system.RELATED: State Superintendent Tony Thurmond holds hearing on school police reformsDrake, 69,...
    The new University of California president, Michael V. Drake, is being introduced during a discussion with the UC board chair John Pérez on Friday. Drake is the first person of color to lead the system.RELATED: New UC president, former OSU head Michael Drake, will be first person of color to step into roleDrake is the former Ohio State University president and now the 21st president of the state system.RELATED: State Superintendent Tony Thurmond holds hearing on school police reformsDrake, 69,...
    The Pac-12’s tax filings for any given fiscal year are released the following summer, making them something of a lagging indicator of the conference’s financial wherewithal. With a pandemic raging, the figures from FY19 feel like they’re from a different era. Nonetheless, tracking the dollars acquired, spent and distributed are important for the public record. We report on the conference finances every year, and the approach isn’t changing because coronavirus has pushed athletic departments to the brink of financial calamity...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WJZ/AP) — The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, a conference comprised of historically black colleges, is suspending all fall sports out of concern over the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement from the conference said several of its schools are located in states experiencing dramatic increases in new COVID-19 cases. It said the recent rise in cases has led to a pause in phased reopening plans in many of those states, resulting in uncertainty as to whether students will return to...
    The Big Ten and the ACC are among the college football conferences that are moving to conference-only models for the 2020 season.   That created an interesting question Thursday: What would a conference-only season mean for Notre Dame?   MORE: College football games canceled by Big Ten’s conference-only schedule The Irish, of course, are an independent that doubles as one of college football’s biggest brands. In 2019, 247Sports.com ranked the Irish as the fifth most-valuable program in the FBS with a value that...
    On Thursday evening, the New York Post editorial board accused Joe Biden’s campaign of using “Trumpian slogans” to cover for Barack Obama-era policies in his new economic plan, “Build Back Better.” The editorial board noted that the plan conflicts with Biden’s political history of supporting the North American Free Trade Agreement and Trans-Pacific Partnership. “Now he wants to spend $400 billion over four years on having Uncle Sam ‘buy American,’ plus $300 billion in R&D for progressive pet projects such...
    On the day the NCAA men’s basketball committee concluded its summer meetings — conducted virtually, of course — the Big Ten Conference announced its fall sports seasons would consist of conference games only. It is anticipated that most or all of the “autonomy conferences,” better known as the Power 5, will follow that course. If that same circumstance were to develop in college basketball because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the selection committee would face a far more daunting predicament than deciding between two...
    One contest outstanding Because absentee votes could be postmarked as late as June 23, the day of the primary election, a complete count took nearly two weeks in Dutchess County, where the Board of Elections received more than 17,000 ballots. Joe Biden, as expected, easily won the Democratic primary for president in Putnam, Dutchess and across the state. His name appeared with 10 other candidates, all of whom earlier had ended their campaigns.  In Dutchess, Jessica Segal defeated Peter Forman...
    The Catholic Church raked in at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed loans meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says. Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools and other entities made extensive use of a loophole in the feds’ Paycheck Protection Program to snag at least 3,500 forgivable loans as the pandemic scuttled worship services across the country, an Associated Press review found. Some $200 million went to roughly 40 dioceses that have paid out hundreds of...
    It’s Friday, July 10th. Here are the stories we’re keeping our eye on: Record Covid-19 Death Tolls In Some States Florida reported a record single-day coronavirus death toll yesterday: 120 people. It brings the state’s total to more than 4,000. Hospitalizations are also growing at a record pace. Hospitals are being sent to additional nurses and staff to help manage the influx of patients. Texas reported more than 100 deaths for the first time yesterday. Houston health officials warn...
    Miami — This was said this Thursday in a press conference by telephone, the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who added that the United States will continue to maintain pressure on the disputed government of Venezuela, but it is the Venezuelan people who will ultimately restore democracy . In a conference call with the foreign press from Washington, the head of US diplomacy said Washington has explored all options with Venezuela. “We believe that we will do everything we...
    On Friday, Gilead Sciences said its experimental coronavirus treatment remdesivir has showed to reduce the risk of death in patients with severe COVID-19 infections. In this analysis, remdesivir was associated with an improvement in clinical recovery and a 62 percent reduction in the risk of mortality compared with standard of care – an important finding that requires confirmation in prospective clinical trials, Gilead said in a press release. “We are working to broaden our understanding of the full utility of...