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Indiana University investigating alleged incident of anti-Semitism at fraternity

first_imgDenisTangneyJr/iStock(BLOOMINGTON, Ind.) — Indiana University says it’s investigating an incident of anti-Semitism and racism that allegedly occurred at a fraternity at its Bloomington campus on Friday night.The incident involved “physical assault, as well as allegations of anti-Semitic and racial slurs,” the school said in a statement released Sunday.Law enforcement was notified and the fraternity was placed on organizational cease and desist, which the school said means “members may not host or participate in organizational activities while the investigation is ongoing or until the case is resolved.” The university’s interfraternity council also suspended the group’s activities.The Indiana University Police Department is investigating the incident along with the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office and federal authorities.“Indiana University condemns bias or violence in any form and will hold individuals and organizations accountable,” the school said. “Diversity and inclusion are core values that we expect to be shared by all IU students.”Further information was not immediately released.ABC News has reached out to the Indiana University Police Department as well as the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office for comment.Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at combating anti-Semitism on college campuses — although the president himself has come under fire several times for comments that have been criticized as anti-Semitic.The White House said the directive was in response to a recent rise in anti-Semitic incidents across the United States.“This is our message to universities: If you want to accept the tremendous amount of federal dollars that you get every year, you must reject anti-Semitism,” Trump said before signing the executive order in the Oval Office last Wednesday. “It’s very simple.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Weber State Men’s Basketball Visits Northern Arizona Saturday

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP)-Saturday, Weber State men’s basketball (5-8, 1-1 in Big Sky Conference play) visits Northern Arizona 6-5, 0-2 in Big Sky play) at the Walkup Skydome.In his 14th season at Weber State, head coach Randy Rahe (272-161, .627) seeks to get the Wildcats in a groove after a slow start to the season.The Wildcats score 72.1 points per game, which ties them for 175th nationally in scoring offense with Ball State.Senior guard Jerrick Harding (21.2 points per game, a team-best 27 assists) continues to be the Wildcats’ overall statistical leader.Senior guard Cody John (12.1 points per game) is the only other Wildcat to score in double figures on-average this season.Junior guard Kham Davis leads the Wildcats with 4.9 rebounds per game, freshman guard Judah Jordan has a team-best 12 steals and Czech national, junior forward Michal Kozak, leads the squad with 14 blocked shots.Weber State surrenders 69.5 points per game. This ranks the Wildcats 192nd nationally in scoring defense.In his first season at the helm of the Lumberjacks’ program, head coach Shane Burcar (6-5, .545) seeks his first Big Sky win as a head coach Saturday.Northern Arizona scores 73.9 points per game as the Lumberjacks are tied for 134th nationally with Rider in scoring offense.Sophomore guard Cameron Shelton (14 points, 6.5 rebounds per game) leads the squad in assists (42) as well as scoring.Redshirt sophomore guard Luke Avdalovic (11.2 points per game) and senior guard Ted McCree (10.9 points) also score in double figures on-average for the Lumberjacks.Senior forward Brooks DeBisschop is the Lumberjacks’ leader in rebounds (7.8 per game), steals (13) and blocked shots (8).Northern Arizona surrenders 67.9 points per game, ranking the Lumberjacks 168th nationally in scoring defense.The Wildcats lead the Lumberjacks 80-29 all-time, including 32-19 at Flagstaff, Ariz. Tags: NAU Basketball/Weber State basketball Brad James January 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Visits Northern Arizona Saturdaylast_img read more

Do something for our city

first_imgCHRISTINE WOOD To the editor,I just heard the distressing news regarding the BOE layoffs. My daughter’s kindergarten teacher is one of the affected teachers along with many others at her school. We, as parents, are outraged. I want to know where all our tax dollars are going if not enough is allocated to pay our public school teachers’ salaries. What is going on in this city? I’ve lived here for eight years, and my husband is a lifelong resident, but we will have to reconsider continuing to live here and paying nearly $13,000 property tax. This city has gone downhill in some regards and I, along with many other parents, am disappointed and disgusted. Mayor Davis, do something for our city!last_img read more


first_imgA funeral service and burial was held June 12 at Baron Hirsch Cemetery on Staten Island for Annette Halpern, 105, formerly of Jersey City. She died June 10 in the Jewish Home for the Aging in Los Angeles, Calif., after a short illness. She was a longtime educator in the Jersey City public school system. Born and raised in Bayonne, Mrs. Halpern moved to Jersey City after her marriage to Max Halpern in 1939. The couple spent many years in the West Side section. Max Harold Halpern, who passed away in April 1982, graduated from John Marshall Law School in Newark. During the height of the Depression when times were hard, he opened a furniture store business in Jersey City’s Five Corners section which was so successful, that became his primary business. The Halperns spent their summers in Lake Hiawatha in Morris County when the area was a bungalow community with many seasonal occupants. In Jersey City, Mrs. Halpern taught business classes, typing and shorthand at Ferris High School and Snyder High School for the Jersey City Board of Education. During her lengthy career in education, Mrs. Halpern was a member of the Jersey City Education Association. She also belonged to the local chapter of Hadassah.Among the couple’s favorite pastimes were card games, mahjong, sitting together in beach chairs by the lake at Lake Hiawatha, visiting the big yearly dishware sale in Boonton, meals at the Claremont Diner in Verona, Sunday dinners at Ratner’s on New York’s Lower East Side, checking out the huge annual coat sale in the garment district on Division Street and attending Saturday night shows at the old Saltz’s Hotel in Mount Freedom. After her retirement, Mrs. Halpern moved to Miami Beach, then Boca Raton, in Florida, before relocating to Los Angeles, near her son’s residence.She is survived by her son, Dr. Barry Halpern, of Northridge, Calif., her daughter, Barbara Bloch; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.Services arranged by Wein & Wein Memorial Chapels of Jersey City.last_img read more

Indiana nearing 4,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

first_img (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department of Health) The Indiana State Department of Health announced on Saturday, April 4, that 523 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and private laboratories.That brings to 3,953 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus.A total of 116 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, there are 89 cases in St. Joseph County, 31 cases in Elkhart County, 19 cases in LaPorte County, 11 cases in Kosciusko County and 4 cases in Marshall County.To date, 19,800 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 17,835 on Friday.Marion County had the most new cases, at 155. WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+ Previous articleUnidentified human remains found near Kosciusko County swampNext articleState of Michigan closing in on 15,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases Carl Stutsman Facebook By Carl Stutsman – April 4, 2020 0 563 Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ Pinterest Indiana nearing 4,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

Irwin’s bags new sponsorship deal

first_imgCo Armagh-based Irwin’s Bakery has secured a television sponsorship deal in its 100th year of business.Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip, which aired on UTV on Easter Monday (9 April), follows award-winning chefs Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn touring the Northern Irish and Scottish coastlines to find out more about their Ulster-Scots roots.Michael Murphy, commercial director of Irwin’s Bakery, said: “As a local, family-owned business that has been baking bread for local families for over 100 years, Irwin’s is delighted to support Paul and Nick’s Big Food Trip. As Paul and Nick will be showcasing the finest local produce throughout their journey around the Northern Irish and Scottish coastline, sponsorship of the programme was a perfect fit.”Irwin’s has previously sponsored UTV’s Rare Breed – A Farming Year in January, which was a 12-part series following 16 Northern Irish farming families for an entire year.Speaking of the business, Murphy added: “We are proud of our heritage and reputation for producing authentic Irish breads made with traditional recipes and techniques, including the Rankin Selection range and of course the iconic and much-loved Nutty Krust batch loaf.”last_img read more

Stratosphere All-Stars Ft. Members Of Motet, Particle To Perform David Bowie Tribute This Weekend

first_imgThe Stratosphere All-Stars are coming in hot this weekend, bringing a top-notch lineup to the Ardmore Music Hall in Philly on Saturday, March 26th to pay homage to the one and only David Bowie. This edition of the rotating lineup features Dave Watts (The Motet) on drums, Clay Parnell (Brothers Past/Particle) on bass, Steve Molitz (Particle) on keys, and Marcus Rezak (Digital Tape Machine) on guitar, plus special guest singer Emily Clark. Tickets are available here.The supergroup has made a name for themselves over the last year by playing dance-heavy, jamtronica covers of everything from the Grateful Dead to LCD Soundsystem. With their Bowie tribute, the band goes above and beyond the usual crowd-pleasers with powerful renditions of some of the Starman’s greatest hits. Check out some fan-shot footage of one of their recent performances below.“Let’s Dance”:“Starman”:Stratosphere All-Stars hit the Ardmore Music Hall on Saturday, March 26th! Get tickets here.last_img read more

Simulation educates campus

first_imgOn Tuesday afternoon, Saint Mary’s students had the chance to participate in a simulation that showed what it is like to get behind the wheel drunk or while texting. The Student Government Association (SGA) and Women’s Health Center co-sponsored “Arrive Alive” to promote safe driving. The event brought in UNITE, a group that promotes safe driving by encouraging students to drive sober and put the phone down. Student body president Maureen Parsons participated in the simulation and said she was surprised at how hands-on it was. “I wasn’t expecting to have to use the steering, gas, and brakes. I was only expecting the goggles,” she said. The simulation included a Mazda 6 SUV with front wheels placed on optic sensors that feed data into a computer, according to UNITE representative Jan Griffith. The steering wheel and pedals featured sensors as well “basically turning the car into a controller,” Griffith said. The participants wore the goggles when driving the car and they altered the driver’s vision as they navigated the computerized roads. In addition to the simulation itself, participants were asked to take a survey before and after concerning their distracted driving habits. Griffith said that students are drawn to the simulation because it helps educate them and increase awareness of distracted driving behaviors. “Because [the simulation] is set up like a video game it gets people to participate and educated…the results of the survey show that as well,” he said. Josh Hull, a UNITE representative also at the simulation, added that participants are inclined to stop texting and driving after taking part in the testing. “You find a majority of people [who participate], 83 percent said it would cause them to be less likely to drive distracted,” Hull said. Meghan Casey, student body vice president, said the simulation was harder than it looked. “I was really terrible. [The simulation] was really difficult,” Casey said. “I didn’t even get far enough to realize how much it was affecting me.” Casey, along with the other participants, received a mock citation upon completing the demonstration that listed the driving infractions she committed during the experiment. When texting while driving during the simulation, Casey was cited for speeding, swerving, failing to stop and collision. She fared even worse in the mock drunk driving segment where she swerved, failed to stop, and committed vehicular manslaughter by hitting two pedestrians. “Receiving the citations and infractions that occurred during the simulation showed that [driving] under influence or being a distracted driver can cause a lot of destruction on the road,” Casey said. Parsons said that she thought the experience of the simulation was eye-opening. “The texting and driving [experience] was really difficult. It’s interesting. The car is really good at simulating situations you could potentially be in,” she said. The computer program used to run the simulation takes into account delayed reaction time. Even if a participant thinks they are braking quickly enough the computer slows down the reaction time, imitating drunk driving. The simulation also allowed students to try texting while driving. Junior Jarusha Lang said that before the simulation she would text at stoplights but now realizes that even texting then is dangerous. “I will never pick up the phone [now],” she said. “The average text takes 4.6 seconds to read and reply,” Hull said. “You go a whole football field before you look up.” Hull also said that UNITE is currently developing an app for smart phones that will lock the phone when the person is driving over 15 miles per hour. He said that the app is able to do this by using GPS. He said that the app will be free at events but will also be available for purchase at a low cost. Until the app comes out, UNITE will pass out key chains with participants’ pictures on the back to remind them to drive safely. For Parsons, however, that won’t be a problem. “I will not be texting and driving or drinking and driving any time soon,” she said.last_img read more


first_img B riefs THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BAR’S March luncheon featured Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson and Warrick Dunn, running back for the Atlanta Falcons and founder of the Warrick Dunn Foundation. The HCBA and the 13th Circuit’s pro bono program, H.A.V.E. A Heart, also recognized local attorneys for their outstanding pro bono service. Among the pro bono award recipients were Caroline Black, Jeffrey Stull, Gwendolyn Hinkle, Larry Samaha, Scott Stichter, Bruce Goldstein, Alex Caballero, Anita Brannon, Andrew Rock, Peter Macaluso, Marshall Rainey, Joryn Jenkins, Stephen Sessums, Kathleen McLeroy, and Miriam Mason. JOINING SOME 300 other emerging leaders of lawyer organizations from across the country at the ABA’s Bar Leadership Institute was Bar President-elect Alan B. Bookman and a delegation from Florida. The BLI is held annually in Chicago for incoming officials of local and state bars, special focus lawyer associations, and bar foundations. The seminar provides the opportunity to confer with ABA officials, bar leader colleagues, executive staff, and other experts on the operation of such organizations. The Florida group joined ABA officials in sessions on bar governance, finance, communications, and planning. Various ABA entities also briefed the participants on resources available from the ABA for local, state, national, and specialty bar associations, and foundations. Pictured in the back from the left are Seymour Gordon, president-elect, St. Petersburg Bar; Nora Bergman, executive director, St. Petersburg Bar; Alan Pickert, president-elect, Jacksonville Bar; Tom Elligett, Hillsborough County Bar; John F. Harkness, Jr., executive director, The Florida Bar; and Lansing C. Scriven, president-elect, Hillsborough County Bar. In the center from the left are Edith Osman, former Florida Bar president; Diane Gill, executive director, Jacksonville Bar; Patience Burns, executive director, Palm Beach County Bar; Connie Pruitt, executive director, Hillsborough County Bar; and Bookman. In the front from the left are ABA President Robert J. Grey, Jr., of Virginia, and ABA President-elect Michael S. Greco of Massachusetts. The BLI is sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and the ABA Division for Bar Services as part of the association’s long-standing goal of fostering partnerships with bars and related organizations nationwide. Cooperating ABA staff entities included the Division for Media Relations and Communication Services. . JUDGE CORY CIKLIN recently shared his love of reading with children at the Thelma Pittman pre-school in Jupiter. This was the second year that Judge Ciklin participated in the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Annual Read Across Palm Beach County event. More than 35 members of the Palm Beach County Bar Association recently volunteered their time to read to children in schools from Boca Raton to Jupiter during the association’s fourth annual reading program. The attorneys also donated more than 100 new, hardcover books to all of the schools. THE MANATEE COUNTY BAR recently earned honors for its Law Day 2004 production of Brown v. Board of Education from Manatee Educational Television as part of its inaugural Community Recognition Awards. The program, which was patterned after the Academy Awards, was a showcase of local nonprofit and public service organizations’ efforts to inform, educate, and entertain Manatee County residents. Pictured from the left are Judges Charles Williams, Judge Durand Adams, Manatee Bar Executive Director Sue Revell, Past President Gilbert Smith, Jr., President Bart Ray, and Judge Janette Dunnigan. briefs April 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

3 myths you should ignore about IRAs

first_imgHere in 2020, nothing is certain. I could reference some things that might make your blood pressure rise for one reason or another, but let’s just skip to the helpful stuff. Saving money is always important and especially so these days. Hopefully your emergency fund is in good shape and you’re taking advantage of your company’s 401k. But what about an IRA? I’ve often talked a lot about the benefits of compound interest, so what is it that’s preventing you from opening up an IRA? If there’s something holding you back, here are three myths that could be the reason you have never taken the opportunity to open one …You’re not allowed to have that many retirement accounts: If your 401k is the reason you haven’t opened an IRA, it’s time to stop letting that stop you. You can most definitely have both. There are, however, some rules that could effect your tax deduction for a traditional IRA, so just make sure you read up on that first.You make too much money: While you can make too much for a Roth IRA ($206,000 or more if you’re married and filing jointly or $139,000 for single filers for the tax year 2020), there’s no such rule for Traditional IRAs.You can’t touch your money until your retire: Well look, you definitely shouldn’t be looking to withdraw your money early, but it’s definitely not impossible to do so. While you may be subject to a 10% penalty, there are exceptions to that rule.If any of these were your reason to not open an IRA, maybe you should rethink that decision, call up your financial advisor, and get the ball rolling! 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: Detailslast_img read more