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Alleged killers of journalist Dmitri Zavadski sentenced

first_img News News Follow the news on Belarus Organisation March 20, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Alleged killers of journalist Dmitri Zavadski sentenced News to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more Belarus18 March 2002On 14 March 2002, the Minsk Regional Court sentenced two formermembers of the Interior Ministry’s special forces to life in prison for themurder of five persons and the July 2000 disappearance of journalist andcameraman Dmitri Zavadski. No further details concerning the journalist’sprobable assassination were exposed during the trial and sentencing.RSF underlines that during the trial, no new information materialised that wouldestablish the location of the disappeared journalist’s body, determine the exactcircumstances surrounding his murder, or help to identify the persons whoordered the journalist’s abduction.RSF is surprised that the Minsk court did not make a serious effort to findanswers to these unresolved questions. The organisation believes that a properinvestigation must now be launched in order to identify the guilty parties. RSFalso supports the various efforts by Svetlana Zavadskaya, Zavadski’s widow, andher lawyer to determine the facts of this case and ensure that those responsiblefor the journalist’s abduction and murder are punished accordingly. Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia The Minsk court did not make any effort to locate the body of Dmitri Zavadski nor to identify those who ordered the journalist’s abduction. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown June 2, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Supreme Court Stays Disciplinary Proceedings Against Labour Judge, Issues Notice To Madras High Court

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Stays Disciplinary Proceedings Against Labour Judge, Issues Notice To Madras High Court Srishti Ojha3 March 2021 8:08 AMShare This – xSupreme Court has on Tuesday issued notice in plea filed by a Labour Court Judge against disciplinary proceedings against him ordered by the Madras High Court. The top Court has issued notice to Madras High Court, returnable in four weeks. A three Judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has also ordered a stay on impugned order of the High Court dated…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?LoginSupreme Court has on Tuesday issued notice in plea filed by a Labour Court Judge against disciplinary proceedings against him ordered by the Madras High Court. The top Court has issued notice to Madras High Court, returnable in four weeks. A three Judge Bench of CJI Bobde, Justice Bopanna and Justice Ramasubramanian has also ordered a stay on impugned order of the High Court dated 25th Aug 2020 whereby HC had refused to quash the disciplinary proceedings and charge memo framed against the Labour Judge, holding that it was a premature stage for the petitioner to raise any plea with regard to any infirmity in the initiation of the Disciplinary Proceedings. The petitioner Judge was represented by Senior Advocate V Prakash and Advocate Senthil Jagdeesan before the Supreme Court The disciplinary action was initiated against the Labour Judge, for an order passed by him setting aside dismissal of a workman on the ground that the findings of the Enquiry Officer were unsustainable in law. The High Court had held that the Labour Judge had deliberately overlooked the Report of the Enquiry officer and drew adverse inference against the Management, inspite of availability of abundant evidence. Before the Madras High Court, a plea was filed by the District Judge, assailing the charge memorandum dated 29th June 2020 levelling allegations of serious misconduct while discharging his judicial duties as the Presiding Officer of the First Additional Labour Court, Chennai. According to the petitioner, the High Court failed to appreciate that the charge memo suffers from several infirmities both procedural and substantive in nature. It failed to appreciate that the division Bench had in its order had observed that the action could be taken against the petitioner on the administrative side “in case there is material to that affect”. However the assailed charge memo was filed in complete disregard of the High Court’s direction and relies only on order of the Single Judge whereby it had refused to expunge remarks made against the petitioner. The present plea has stated that annexure II of the charge memo comprising of the statements of imputations in support of the charge is completely against the directions of the division Bench. The plea has argued that the entire process cumulonimbus in passing of the award by the petitioner was in exercise of powers vested in a Presiding officer under Rule 39 of the Tamil Nadu Industrial Dispute Rules 1958. According to the petitioner, the High Court should have appreciated that a charge memo ought not to be issued against a judicial or quasi judicial authority merely because there is some mistake or error in passing the orders. The top Court has ok several occasions disapproved the practice of initiation of disciplinary proceedings against officers of subordinate judiciary merely because the judgements or orders passed by them are wrong. The plea has cited Supreme Court’s observation in case of Zunjarro Bhikaji Nagarkar vs Union of India where it was observed that if every error of law were to constitute a charge of misconduct, it would impinge upon the independent functioning of quasi-judicial officers. Facts: An award was rendered by the petitioner judge dated 28th June 2016 in the case of M.Palanisamy v. The Management, World Vision India, Chennai, where the dismissal of the workman was set aside on the ground that the findings of the Enquiry Officer were unsustainable in law, and since the Management had failed to produce vital records and justify the findings, reinstatement was ordered with only 25% back wages. When the award was challenged by the Management before the High Court, a Single Judge, passed an order of interim stay. After perusal of the entire records received from the labour Court, the High Court was of the prima facie opinion that the Labour Judge had deliberately overlooked the Report of the Enquiry officer and drew adverse inference against the Management, inspite of availability of abundant evidence. The court observed that the Labour Judge for some other unknown reason, had given such finding against the Management and directed the matter to be placed before the Administrative side of the High Court to take departmental action against the Labour Judge. A show cause notice was then issued to him by the Judicial Officer and he had submitted his explanation. He then approached the High Court seeking to expunge the remarks made against the him in the High Court’s order dated and to direct the administrative side of the High Court to give up the proceedings bearing initiated against the him. A miscellaneous petition was then filed by the Labour Judge before the High Court against the disciplinary action order, where the Court reiterated that the Judicial officer is being given an opportunity by way of show cause notice and the remarks made by the High Court were only prima facie and not a conclusive one and therefore, no prejudice is caused to the petitioner. The Court had given the petitioner, the liberty to putforth his case before the administrative side of the High Court, and had directed a copy of the petition to expunge the remarks filed by the Judicial Officer to be placed before the administrative side of the Court conducting enquiry against the petitioner. The petitioner had filed an appeal before the High Court where a division Bench had observed that before passing any adverse remarks or strictures, the Judicial Officer had to be put to notice. The appeal was allowed on the short ground that no notice was issued by the Court before passing the remarks, observing that the remarks made in the order would not bind the High Court on the administrative side for taking any independent action in case there was material to that effect. The High Court however resolved to proceed against the petitioner on the administrative side and, accordingly, suspended him on 11th March 2020, followed by a charge memo dated 29th June 2020. When the petitioner challenged the charge memo before the High Court, it held that it was a premature stage for the petitioner to raise any plea with regard to any infirmity in the initiation of the Disciplinary Proceedings or the issuance of the charge-memo to which a reply can be given by him for explaining his stand. Hence a plea was filed before the Supreme CourtClick Hear To Download/Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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A map of the human heart

first_imgScientists have created a detailed cellular and molecular map of the healthy human heart to understand how this vital organ functions and to shed light on what goes awry in cardiovascular disease.The work, published in Nature Sept. 24 was led by investigators at Harvard Medical School, Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Germany, Imperial College London and their global collaborators.The team analyzed almost a half million individual cells to build the most extensive cell atlas of the human heart to date. The atlas shows the huge diversity of cells and reveals heart muscle cell types, cardiac protective immune cells and an intricate network of blood vessels. It also predicts how the cells communicate to keep the heart working. The research is part of the Human Cell Atlas initiative to map every cell type in the human body. The new molecular and cellular knowledge of the heart promises to enable better understanding of heart disease and guide the development of highly individualized treatments. The work also sets the stage for therapies based on regenerative medicine in the future, the researchers said.Over a lifetime, the average human heart delivers more than 2 billion life-sustaining beats to the body. In doing so, it helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells, tissues and organs and enables the removal of carbon dioxide and waste products. Each day, the heart beats around 100,000 times with a one-way flow through four different chambers, varying speed with rest, exercise and stress. Every beat requires an exquisitely complex but perfect synchronization across various cells in different parts of heart. When this complex coordination goes bad, it can result in cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, killing an estimated 17.9 million people each year. Detailing the molecular processes inside the cells of a healthy heart is critical to understanding how things go awry in heart disease. Such knowledge can lead to more precise, better treatment strategies for various forms of cardiovascular illness. “Millions of people are undergoing treatments for cardiovascular diseases. Understanding the healthy heart will help us understand interactions between cell types and cell states that can allow lifelong function and how these differ in diseases,” said study co-senior author Christine Seidman, professor of medicine in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School and a cardiovascular geneticist at Brigham and Women’s. “Ultimately, these fundamental insights may suggest specific targets that can lead to individualized therapies in the future, creating personalized medicines for heart disease and improving the effectiveness of treatments for each patient,” Seidman said. This is what researchers set out to do in the new study. The team studied nearly 500,000 individual cells and cell nuclei from six different regions of the heart obtained from 14 organ donors whose hearts were healthy but unsuitable for transplantation. Using a combination of single-cell analysis, machine learning and imaging techniques, the team could see exactly which genes were switched on and off in each cell. The researchers discovered major differences in the cells in different areas of the heart. They also observed that each area of the heart had specific subsets of cells — a finding that points to different developmental origins and suggests that these cells would respond differently to treatments.“This project marks the beginning of new understandings into how the heart is built from single cells, many with different cell states,” said study co-first author Daniel Reichart, research fellow in genetics at Harvard Medical School. “With knowledge of the regional differences throughout the heart, we can begin to consider the effects of age, exercise and disease and help push the field of cardiology toward the era of precision medicine.” “This is the first time anyone has looked at the single cells of the human heart at this scale, which has only become possible with large-scale single-cell sequencing,” said Norbert Hübner, co-senior author and professor at Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. “This study shows the power of single-cell genomics and international collaboration,” he added. “Knowledge of the full range of cardiac cells and their gene activity is a fundamental necessity to understand how the heart functions and to start to unravel how it responds to stress and disease.”As part of this study, the researchers also looked at blood vessels running through the heart in unprecedented detail. The atlas showed how the cells in these veins and arteries are adapted to the different pressures and locations and how this could help researchers understand what goes wrong in blood vessels during coronary heart disease.“Our international effort provides an invaluable set of information to the scientific community by illuminating the cellular and molecular details of cardiac cells that work together to pump blood around the body,” said co-senior author Michela Noseda of Imperial College, London. “We mapped the cardiac cells that can be potentially infected by SARS-CoV-2 and found that specialized cells of the small blood vessels are also virus targets,” she said. “Our datasets are a goldmine of information to understand subtleties of heart disease.”The researchers also focused on understanding cardiac repair, looking at how the immune cells interact and communicate with other cells in the healthy heart and how this differs from skeletal muscle. Further research will include investigating whether any heart cells could be induced to repair themselves.“This great collaborative effort is part of the global Human Cell Atlas initiative to create a ‘Google map’ of the human body,” said Sarah Teichmann of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, co-senior author of the study and co-chair of the Human Cell Atlas Organising Committee. “Openly available to researchers worldwide, the Heart Cell Atlas is a fantastic resource, which will lead to new understanding of heart health and disease, new treatments and potentially even finding ways of regenerating damaged heart tissue,” she said.This study was supported by the British Heart Foundation, European Research Council, Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany, Deutsches Zentrum für Herz-Kreislaufforschung e.V., Leducq Fondation, German Research Foundation, Chinese Council Scholarship, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, EMBO, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Alberta Innovates, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Wellcome, U.S. National Institutes of Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Jonathan Seidman, the Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Foundation Professor of Genetics in the Blavatnik Institute at HMS, is also co-senior author. Monika Litviňuková and Carlos Talavera-López of the Sanger Institute and Henrike Maatz of the Max Delbrück Center are co-first authors with Daniel Reichart.last_img read more

Denmark’s Lægernes rejects deeper investment link with JØP, DIP

first_imgThe Danish pension fund for doctors, Lægernes Pension, has decided against merging its investment operations with those of two other professional pension funds that are already merged, citing differences in processes that have proved to be too great.Lægernes Pension, which has DKK115m (€15.5bn) in assets, said it had hired an external consultancy to find out whether it made sense to merge its investment with that of JØP, the lawyers and economists’ pension fund, and DIP, the civil and academic engineers’ pension fund.DIP and JØP merged their investment operations in 2013 and followed this in 2015 by amalgamating their administrative operations.Chresten Dengsøe, chief executive at Lægernes Pension, said: “In conjunction with the consultancy Oliver Wyman, we have discovered what we could gain by having an actual joint investment operation, which we don’t already benefit from in the current cooperation. “In the course of this, we found out that the differences in our processes are too significant for it to be to the advantage of all parties.”The three pension funds had therefore chosen to keep the current form of their cooperation, which is based on, inter alia, JØP and DIP’s investing via Lægernes Pension’s subsidiary Lægernes Invest.Lægernes Pension said it set up Lægernes Invest in 2004 to make its investment simpler and cheaper and also to reap economies of scale by investing alongside others.In the last few years, the three pension funds had also linked up on larger alternative investments – in wind energy and logistics properties, for example.The pension fund said it had been investigating the possibility of deepening its cooperation with JØP and DIP for the last few months and that this exploratory work was now at an end.“To be competitive, it is important you question your business model now and then,” Dengsøe said.Having someone else look at its affairs had been a healthy thing to do, he said, and added that the consultancy’s analysis had resulted in a series of recommendations about the best way the pension fund could operate.“We are now in full swing implementing these recommendations in our investment processes,” he said.The doctors’ fund said it cooperated with various different pension funds over investment.Apart from the link-up with JØP and DIP, Lægernes Pension said it worked with Nordea Pension, Danica and Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond on certain investments.last_img read more

Cape Air commences new service to Nevis

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LifestyleTravel Cape Air commences new service to Nevis by: – November 23, 2011 25 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Image via:thewestindiannews.comCHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) — Ahead of an official ceremony planned for November 30, general manager of the Nevis Air and Sea Ports Authority [NASPA], Spencer Hanley, and airport manager Stephen Hanley joined members of staff of the Vance W. Amory [VWA] International Airport in the inaugural welcome of US-based airline, Cape Air.Cape Air, which touched down at the former Newcastle Airport on November 11, has since been providing daily trips to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The company plans to extend its Nevis service on December 22 with an additional flight. Since its inaugural flight, Cape Air has departed Nevis at 10 am and returned at 6 pm. “We are extremely excited. It’s always good to have additional airlifts into Nevis, regardless of size,” general manager Hanley said as he spoke about the benefits to the island’s economy. “It means landing fees, parking fees and other types of fees and it also means that the passengers who are outbound will be able to get out at an early time. It is extremely important to us, as a destination, as an airport, to be able to provide that type of service,” Hanley added.Realising that many Nevisians desire to “take day trips to San Juan,” the NASPA official said the new service meant great things “for the tourism sector.”“Now people can realise their dreams of flying directly into Nevis and also too, beyond that, even local persons whether you are the expats or the local you and me, we can now take day trips into San Juan and do our shopping and be able to get back here by night-time to enjoy Nevis,” Hanley explained. Meantime, airport manager Hanley was particularly pleased to welcome the new service, as, according to him, “it had been rather slow” [recently] at the VWA International Airport.“It has been difficult at times to see our way but we are happy for the additional business that is coming on and we are hoping that there would be others to follow,” Hanley said, adding that Cape Air’s service was expected to “assist the [tourism] industry.” “Yes, it’s a smaller aircraft and it can only carry nine passengers at a time but every little bit counts and that is what we are hoping for: that we can build on this,” he said while noting that “Cape Air had done a lot of work in preparing” to add Nevis to its list of destinations. “They had their maintenance crew in, their fuel people in, their station people in, the ramp trainers and everybody related in their aspect of the industry: all the ground work. I’m really impressed with their preparation and so I believe that they have done their homework and that they would certainly do a good job,” Hanley explained. Captain Michael Aceto, like his passengers, received a “warm Nevisian welcome” from the airport’s staff. “I love serving Nevis,” he said as he underpinned the joy felt when “serving the community.” “This place is beautiful. It’s wonderful and I’m having a lot of fun.”Cape Air is headquartered in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and currently serves more than 50 destinations, including most of the Virgin Islands. Caribbean News Now Share Sharelast_img read more

Turning the page: Carol Folt promises a student-driven presidency

first_img These strategies — collaborative learning, effective listening — are not limited to the classroom. Folt hopes to bring them to her tenure as president to ensure students feel represented at the University. Though Folt is the first woman president at USC, she views the role as the collective accomplishment of female leaders who have come before her. It comes as no surprise that her decorated career played a role in her unanimous vote-in by the Board of Trustees, but her experience dealing with national scrutiny and campus controversies are what makes her most qualified to inherit a University that would especially benefit from her fortitude. Folt officially assumed the presidency July 1, just one of a few milestones that have marked her transformative summer. “There’s a lot of facts you teach in science, but what I learned in science is changing so rapidly,” Folt said. “When you are in fields like this that are changing all the time, you learn very quickly that the way to teach is not to think you know, but to bring people in and … listen to them.” THE EDUCATOR “I know that most of you feel that if we don’t do something, [our] planet is not going to be in good condition,” Folt said. “This is the time when we need to start taking action. This is the time when we need to teach every generation how to create a more sustainable world.” Carol Folt is no stranger to campus controversy. Folt poses for a photo in front of Bovard Administration Building after speaking to the Daily Trojan on Aug. 14, 2019. (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) Her career path is characterized by historic firsts — after serving as provost and interim president at Dartmouth College, Folt was named the first woman chancellor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2013. She made history again when she was named USC’s first permanent woman president in its 139-year history. THE CHANGEMAKER After finishing her own time as a student, Folt dedicated her life to educating others. Though the University grants over $350 million in financial aid from its own sources and 21% of USC students receive Pell Grants, Folt sees room to improve accessibility at USC. Even in the face of a University that boasts a $5.5 billion endowment and ranks as the 21st richest University in the country, inequality persists. In January, UNC’s Board of Governors asked Folt to resign, months earlier than she had planned. The action came days after Folt’s decision to remove the pedestal where “Silent Sam,” a campus Confederate statue, once stood. The statue caused turmoil at UNC last fall, with students protesting and ultimately taking down the statue themselves. And yet, Folt’s grand office in Bovard seems free from any reminders of the University’s turbulent past and uncertain present. Bright light pours into the room, giving the space an airy, open glow. The light seemed to match Folt’s attitude in her new role — her readiness to roll up her sleeves, remain honest and transparent and begin the work that needs to be done to start a fresh chapter for the University. In a March 2019 editorial from the Daily Tar Heel, UNC’s student newspaper, the editorial board described “major issues with her and her administration’s lack of transparency,” during the Silent Sam controversy and her handling of the NCAA scandal. However, the editorial also encouraged USC to remain optimistic that her six years at UNC taught her some valuable lessons. After transferring to UC Santa Barbara from community college, Folt graduated with a degree in aquatic biology in 1976. Folt went on to pursue her master’s degree and eventually her doctorate in ecology from UC Davis. While both of her parents were chemists, and she always had an inclination toward science, she began college without any clear idea of what she wanted to study. When Folt took over as chancellor of North Carolina’s flagship university, the circumstances weren’t dissimilar to those she faces now. UNC had just seen an extensive 18-year academic scheme that allowed student athletes to take fraudulent “paper classes” in which students rarely met in person and professors inflated grades. Under Folt, the university faced public outrage, sanctions from the NCAA and an independent investigation from federal prosecutors. Not only does Folt bring a unique perspective to the table as USC’s first female leader, but she also believes that her career as an educator and environmentalist influences her leadership and priorities. Equipped with this experience, Folt takes the seat of presidency during one of the most trying times in USC’s history. In the past three years, the University has found itself in the national spotlight several times, as it faced controversy after controversy. “We have been able to compile a briefing document … about the status of USC, our plans for the 2028 plan,” Stone said. “[Folt] has been pretty involved in that, and that’s probably the thing I am most excited about to see in the near future.” When Dr. Carol Folt sits at her desk in the Bovard Administration Building, she has an unobstructed view of Alumni Park — she can see every student who walks, bikes or skates past. Unlike Bovard’s recognizable brick walls that tower over campus, Folt seems grounded in her first-floor office, a space complete with tall, white walls and nearly floor-to-ceiling windows. The shelves in her office sit empty, though Folt’s daily schedule as she transitions into her new role as USC’s 12th president is anything but. From meeting with deans and campus custodians to speaking with student leaders and the Board of Trustees, Folt has made it her goal to meet members of the Trojan community from every corner of campus. Responding to the ensuing outrage, Austin announced a series of reforms, including reconsidering the status of students admitted through the scheme and increasing oversight for athletics admissions. Austin has since left office, leaving Folt to carry on the changes. “I felt that magical feeling you [feel] when you are at the edge of what is known,” Folt said of her introduction to the subject at UCSB. “They started having us think, even as first year students, ‘I can be a part of something nobody’s ever done before, and I can really get involved in something that is the creation of something completely new.’” The beginning of every school year signals a fresh start. But this year, that fresh start feels particularly significant. Folt’s environmentalism has informed her goals for the University as well. From the day she was announced as USC’s president, Folt made sustainability on campus one of her priorities. She says she’ll work with students to foster conversations on campus exploring more environmentally-minded practices. With the new era, Folt is looking forward to a change of seasons. The first few weeks of the semester will be undoubtedly busy, and Folt is excited for the rush of a new school year. Though she has met with many members of the community since July — she is the first president to meet with members of USC Facilities Management — she hopes to balance merely listening to community concerns with taking action. “Carol is demanding excellence from everybody that she has been bringing in, whether they are from Chapel Hill or someplace else,” Caruso said. “She wants to surround herself with talented people, with the interests of students in mind.” “I really give my parents a lot of credit in that they never really were telling me I needed to pick,” Folt said. “They were very open about, ‘Whatever you do, you can do.’ But they were always adamant that education was the real pathway to go forward.” As a part of that new tone and culture, Folt is building a renewed University administration. She tapped former UNC officials Winston Crisp and Felicia Washington as vice president for student affairs and senior vice president of human resources, respectively, and brought on communications expert Glenn Osaki as the University’s chief communications officer. center_img Carol Folt comes to USC after serving as chancellor at UNC Chapel Hill. Folt poses for a photo in front of Doheny Memorial Library after speaking with the Daily Trojan on Aug. 14, 2019. (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) Folt joined Dartmouth College in 1983 as a research instructor and went on to become the dean of graduate studies in 2001. At her core, she believes she is a teacher first, no matter what. Her teaching style has never emphasized lecturing, and she believes that instead of being a “sage on the stage,” collaborative learning is the most effective way to approach education. Folt fondly recalls, however, that when taking classes in different fields to discover what she wanted to pursue, she briefly wanted to be an artist. Some of her first university classes were in art, and to this day, Folt said her love of creative thinking is a huge part of her life. Folt wants to prioritize accessibility and ensure equity for all students — from study abroad programs and internships to financial aid and graduation rates, Folt’s leadership is strictly student-oriented. Undergraduate Student Government President Trenton Stone echoed that sentiment. He believes that growing the University’s Office of Sustainability and focusing on the Sustainability 2028 Plan, which aims to provide a “greenprint” for advancing long-term sustainability, are key for the University’s future. At a time when progress seems stunted and trust in the administration is low, repairing and rebuilding the University is a grueling task. But for Folt, moving forward is the only viable path. Carol Folt on the Aug. 21, 2019 cover In 2017, former Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen Puliafito was found to have used illicit drugs while seeing patients. Since 2018, over 700 women have accused former campus gynecologist George Tyndall of sexual abuse. And earlier this year, an FBI investigation revealed that wealthy parents bribed athletic officials at several high-tier universities, including USC, to admit their children using fake athletic profiles. Also this year, nearly 50 students and alumni claimed they were abused by former campus men’s sexual health doctor Dennis Kelly. While some applauded Folt for her boldness, many thought her decision came far too late. “She’s got to be dressed as a little Trojan when she comes here for the inauguration,” Folt said excitedly. “You feel [a] responsibility to make sure that the next person has an easier time and the person after that,” Folt said. “I love the fact that I can do things in a slightly different way and highlight issues of particular importance to me, and some of those will be issues that are important to women.” “It’s not like this is a new job [for her],” Board of Trustees chairman Rick Caruso said. “She knows the issues and understands the dynamics on campus. What I’m most excited about is that there is an enthusiasm and so many positive things happening on campus that are continuing to move [us] forward.” Along with the myriad missteps that plague the University, the halls of Bovard saw many faces in the past few years. After former president C. L. Max Nikias’ resignation in 2018, Wanda Austin assumed the interim presidency. Provost Michael Quick, Vice President of Student Affairs Ainsley Carry and Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs Carol Mauch Amir all stepped down in the past semester. THE LEADER “Just the dialogue that Dr. Folt is using is promising, but I think the biggest thing is just making sure that there is follow-through,” Stone said. “She will really set a tone and a culture at USC that will hopefully impact the University in a positive way.” In March, the FBI disclosed its investigation into 50 wealthy, high-profile parents who collectively paid millions of dollars to alter their children’s standardized test scores, bribe university officials and create fake athletic profiles to admit their children into elite schools across the U.S. USC was at the forefront of the scandal, with the highest number of incidents of misconduct among universities implicated in the scheme. “I am impatient, and I want to get started on the things that we want to do together,” she laughed. “You almost have to hold yourself back a little bit. Every meeting I go to, I come away with a set of new things I’ve learned about the institution and a set of new things I want to work on.” Carol Folt will be the first permanent woman to lead the University in its 139-year history. Folt walks in front of Bovard Administration Building following an interview with the Daily Trojan on Aug. 14, 2019. (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) While her first few months in office were flush with new beginnings, they were also paradoxically marked by familiarity. Folt has spent time researching and learning about campus culture and tradition, but she is no stranger to leading a major university through times of crisis. “It’s one thing just to say transparency, but you need to actually understand what that means to people,” Folt said. “Sometimes transparency means actually being heard and I don’t think everyone expects that every single thing that they say is being acted on, but they want to know they’re getting a fair hearing.” Stone hopes that Folt’s priority is to analyze and critique the areas where the University has failed. He emphasizes that USC is in need of a refocus — away from fundraising and climbing the ranks toward values-based leadership. Folt strongly believes that shared governance is key to building transparency and trust between students, faculty, staff and administrators in addressing the University’s controversies. As students unpack boxes, move furniture and hang USC pennants on new dorm walls, Folt is also moving in: This fall, she’ll likely fill the shelves of her office, discover cherished campus traditions and take her granddaughter, donned in cardinal and gold, to a Trojan football game. Though she never pursued that dream professionally, she said her love for biology was informed by the same sense of curiosity and wonder that drove her to art. The new title of president is impressive, but Folt now bears a more personal one too: She’s become a grandmother. Her daughter, Tessa, welcomed her first child earlier this summer. “Every meeting I go to, I come away with a set of new things I’ve learned about the institution and a set of new things I want to work on.” CAROL FOLT | USC’s 12th President But a fresh start doesn’t erase a difficult past. The USC community seems optimistic for Folt’s presidency, but cautiously so. Folt will begin a new and unique chapter in USC’s history — one that she has yet to write. Andrea Klick and Tomás Mier contributed to this report.last_img read more

a month agoBarcelona coach Valverde happy Messi back on pitch

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona coach Valverde happy Messi back on pitchby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says Lionel Messi will be stronger for his game against Borussia Dortmund.The 0-0 Champions League draw was Messi’s first appearance of the season.Valverde said afterwards: “He is the same way any player would be who didn’t do a preseason and had only done four or five sessions with the group. “With hardly any preparation, he had came into a game that was already underway. It’s the first game with him and also the first full game for Luis Suarez. It’s the first step because we need the players in attack who play together.” last_img

Video: Mike Francesa Says CBS Knows Who Leaked The Bracket

first_imgMike Francesa talks about leaked CBS bracket.mike francesa cbs bracketThis past Sunday night, midway through the CBS NCAA Tournament selection show, the full bracket leaked online, sending the college basketball world into a frenzy. It was the first time in history that any part of the bracket had been revealed early.As you’d imagine, both the NCAA and CBS are taking the issue seriously. And according to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, the network already knows the source of the leak. Francesa told callers Monday that he also knows the source. Mike Francesa knows who leaked the NCAA brackets on Twitter; is not authorized to tell us,@KennyDucey @sportswatch pic.twitter.com/2C9XS3ssaX— I Nevah Said Dat! (@RNs_Funhouse) March 15, 2016Will the rest of us know by the end of the week? Maybe. If it really was one rogue employee doing the damage, you can imagine he/she is going to be in a world of trouble.[The Big Lead]last_img read more

Video: Rutgers’ Chris Ash, DE Quanzell Lambert Play 1-on-1 Hoops During Team Meeting

first_imgChris Ash plays 1-on-1 during team meeting.Chris Ash 1-on-1Since taking over as Rutgers’ head coach, Chris Ash has made a lot of changes to the program. He’s revamped facilities, changed the uniforms, and built up momentum in recruiting.Apparently, at least temporarily, Ash has added a basketball hoop to the team’s primary meeting room. Today, he and defensive end Quanzell Lambert played a little 1-on-1 before a [email protected] vs Quanzell Lambert before team meeting #RFootball pic.twitter.com/HCsjaGzeaw— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) June 29, 2016Ash is giving up a lot of size there, and he probably fouled Lambert, but hey, he’s the guy running the program so he gets home calls.last_img

The Marriott breach compared with past security breakdowns

first_imgNEW YORK — Marriott’s revelation that as many as 500 million guests may have been affected by a data breach at Starwood hotels, which it bought two years ago, ranks among the largest hacks ever. It is not clear if some of those included in the final tally are individuals who were counted during every stay.For comparison, here are some of the worst data breaches in history:—Yahoo, by far, takes the prize for worst data breach, with a 2013 hack affecting 3 billion users.—EBay asked all of its 145 million active users in 2014 to change their passwords as a precautionary measure because of a hack into personal information. The company was not sure how many people were actually affected by the breach.—Equifax suffered a breach in 2017 that affected about 148 million people. It discovered the hack in July of 2017, but didn’t disclose it until September 7.—In 2014, 83 million accounts were compromised at JPMorgan Chase.—Insurer Anthem suffered a hack in 2015 that may have compromised records for nearly 80 million people.—In 2013, Target was attacked by hackers, affecting 41 million people.The Associated Presslast_img read more