Students walking through the North University Park area will notice a new fixture on the sidewalks this week -— 22 patrolling security guards in bright yellow jackets.The university has hired Contemporary Services Corporation to monitor the area, stationing guards at fixed locations in the North University Park area. The USC Department of Public Safety hopes the CSC security ambassadors will help make the area feel safer.Watching · A Contemporary Services Corporation security ambassador patrols the vicinity of campus as DPS beefs up its safety efforts. – Amaresh Sundaram Kuppuswamy | Daily Trojan“What we’re trying to do is increase the perception of safety in the community, not necessarily decrease crime,” said DPS Chief Carey Drayton. “It’s hard to get the message across that it’s a safe community. Crime has been going down for the past three years but that means nothing if you only see the negative things and you only believe that’s what can happen to you so we need something that can improve the perception of safety.”DPS Capt. David Carlisle agreed the security ambassadors are an important component in helping students feel safe around campus.“They will act as an additional community resource to create a sense of well being and security,” said USC Department of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle.The security ambassadors will not actually handle crimes, Drayton said, but they can report crimes either to their supervisor via radio or directly to LAPD.“It’s simple,” Drayton said. “Their main responsibility is to observe and report.”Charlie Lane, associate senior vice president of USC Career and Protective Services, said he thought the security ambassadors could actually help decrease crime rates, in addition to creating an atmosphere of greater safety.Lane said the university decided to employ CSC because, although crime is down, there’s still room for improvement to campus safety.“Due to a number of different factors, we still experience crime in and around our campuses and know that we remain vulnerable to it,” Lane said. “Consequently ,during the summer months, we took additional measures to ensure that the University Park campus is made as safe as possible, and that crime continues to decline.”Drayton said hiring private security officers was an easier solution than employing additional DPS officers, particularly in light of the university-wide hiring freeze.Hiring and training 22 DPS officers would be a large undertaking, Drayton said, and was one the university didn’t think was worth pursuing, given the option of hiring a private security force.“Getting 22 people all hired and trained and outfitted is not easy to do in a three-month period,” Drayton said. “That’s number one. Number two, the university does have a hiring freeze right now. And given the option of bringing on 22 full-time people or hiring someone from the outside, the decision was very easy hiring someone from the outside to see how this plays out.”Though more efficient than hiring more DPS officers, Drayton admitted hiring CSC personnel was a large investment — DPS would not disclose the exact cost. Still, Carlisle said, the investment is worthwhile if it helps students feel safe.Many students said the security ambassador program does make them feel safer.“I like it because, if they’re stationary, then I’ll know if I have to run somewhere, that’s where I’m running,” said Summer Lindman, a senior majoring in vocal arts.
Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) dropped its matchup with South Florida (3-0, 1-0 American Athletic), 45-20, after leading 17-0 in the first quarter. The Orange struggled to capitalize after scoring two touchdowns and a field goal in that first frame.Here’s what we learned.Orange is the new fast… on defenseSouth Florida just spent 8 minutes 11 seconds to score six touchdowns against Syracuse. That’s an average of about 1 minute 21 seconds of possession per touchdown. And that’s still better than Louisville last week, who averaged 59 seconds per touchdown drive.Dino Babers has somewhat lived up to its billing, but his defense has lived up to a totally different and unwanted reputation. The Orange has been run around the field all season by its FBS opponents. On the season, that means Syracuse’s FBS opponents’ average scoring drive time is 1 minute 9 seconds — not exactly a good number.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA big culprit of short drives has been the big plays Syracuse has been susceptible to.“We had a couple mental breakdowns,” linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “… Those mental breakdowns led to the momentum shifting. It made it a game. By the time we got back on our game, USF had a lot of momentum.”Injuries can cripple SyracuseSyracuse came into Saturday night’s game with four injuries to starters — center Jason Emerich, safeties Antwan Cordy and Kielan Whitner and cornerback Juwan Dowels — and faced several other injuries during the game.Early against South Florida, wide receiver Ervin Philips came off the field rotating his shoulder, but re-entered the game, Eric Dungey was slow to get up several times, running back Dontae Strickland was slow to get up with what looked like an ankle injury, Colin Byrne came off the field for a short time and safety Daivon Ellison was sent off the field for an apparent injury once.While those players appeared to be OK, several other players left the game for long stretches. Defensive tackle Kayton Samuels appeared to get his ankle rolled under another teammate and only returned to the game for one snap and Omari Palmer was injured and left the game, never coming back in.Altogether, the injuries have depleted an already thin roster. After the team exited the first quarter with a clean bill of health, it struggled mightily for the rest of the game.“We have to find a way to win with the people that we have, with the depth that we have, with the injuries that we have,” Babers said. “No excuses.”Eric Dungey’s stat line won’t be indicative of how he playedJust take a look at his stat line: 350 yards, 66 percent of his passes were completed and he threw two touchdowns. Yes, Dungey had two interceptions, but many Syracuse fans would have taken that stat line last season.This season, that amounted to a disappointing game. Dungey was inaccurate on several short throws and struggled after the first quarter, when he torched USF for 138 yards, both of his touchdowns and completed 77 percent of his passes.“So many times with the quarterback, I know that’s the one everyone can see, but a lot of times his days depend on so many other people,” Babers said. “On the offensive line, we lost our center, there were snaps that were on the ground that he had to handle, wide receivers making sure that they’re doing everything exactly right.“And when you’re standing back there and you’ve got three rushers coming at you, you have to make sure, ‘Is that guy getting blocked? Because this guy was supposed to come over here and block that guy, is that going to happen?”Dungey chalked his struggles up to “execution” in what was easily his worst game of the season. Comments Published on September 17, 2016 at 11:05 pm Contact Chris: email@example.com | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+
Later this afternoon, Keith Earls has recovered from a hamstring strain to start in the centre for Munster as they prepare to host Edinburgh at Thomond Park.Kick-off in Limerick today is at 3pm.Connacht have travelled to Wales to face the Scarlets .Pat Lam’s side are still seeking their first win of the season as they desperately seek to get their title defence back on-track.The action gets underway at 7:35. They were 30 points to 14 winners at New Ormond Park having gone in level at 11 points apiece with the visitors at half time.After wins last night for Leinster and UIster, Munster and Connacht are both in action today in the Guinness Pro12.Leinster registered a bonus-point 31-19 win over the Ospreys at the RDS, while Ulster went top of the table with a 22-17 victory in Glasgow.
NASSAU, Bahamas, CMC – The Bahamas has deported more than 100 Haitian nationals less than two weeks after Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis warned illegal migrants they should either leave the country voluntarily or be “forced to leave” following the passage of Hurricane Dorian last month.A statement issued by the Department of immigration said that a Bahamasair flight departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport for Port-au-Prince, Haiti with a total of 112 Haitian nationals escorted by a team of law enforcement officers.The statement said that 21 females were among those deported and that it “will continue its commitment to carrying out the mandates of our agency to combat illegal migration by establishing effective border control management in compliance with the Statute Laws of our country”.The brief statement did not indicate whether those deported had survived the passage of the storm, but at the start of this month, Minnis in a statement in Parliament warned illegal migrants who survived the passage of Hurricane Dorian on September 1 killing at least 60 people and leaving millions of dollars in damage, that the government would be implementing its deportation of illegal migrants in keeping with the law.“We are a country of laws and our laws in respect to illegal immigrants… will be carried out; however, they will be carried out in a humane manner. Therefore, I serve notice to all those who are illegal that they can leave voluntarily or they will be forced to leave,” Minnis told legislators.The human rights group, Rights Bahamas, has criticized the decision of the government saying it has alerted its international human rights groups to the “government’s savage, cold-hearted and illegal plan.Attorney General Carl Bethel said migrants who have lost their jobs as a result of the hurricane “need to go home” even if their work permits have not yet expired,.In an earlier statement, the Department of Immigration warned prospective employers of storm victims that need work permits must prove their applicant has satisfactory living conditions because if they don’t, they will be denied.“The public is advised that non-nationals seeking employment in The Bahamas must be approved by the Immigration Department and that applications for the issuance of the first work permit will not be accepted or considered unless the individual is physically present and resident in his or her country of origin at the same time that the first application is made,” the Department of Immigration said.The issue of illegal immigration from Haiti to the Bahamas has been a long-standing problem with Haitians being stigmatized in the country.Apart from the island of New Providence, Abaco is believed to have had the largest population of Haitians, many residing in informal shantytowns. The largest two, The Mudd and Pigeon Pea, in Abaco’s capital, Marsh Harbour, suffered severe damage when Hurricane Dorian swept through the archipelago.
March Madness 2019: 7 key stats from Duke’s ACC Tournament run Old Dominion coach Jeff Jones led his team to a 62-56 win over Western Kentucky in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday, earning an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time since 2011.The Monarchs also became the fifth Conference USA team to win both the regular-season and tournament championship in the same season. Jones, who is battling prostate cancer, was visibly emotional after the game.An emotional moment for ODU’s Jeff Jones, batting prostate cancer again, and now taking his 3rd team to the NCAA Tournament. pic.twitter.com/RQ2dGyhNA6— Noah Coslov (@NoahCoslov) March 17, 2019″It hasn’t been an easy year for both personal and professional reasons,” Jones said after the game, via the Washington Post. Related News “Our guys didn’t blink,” Jones said. “We showed that we were a team that could consistently win close games.”Jones, 58, is 140-66 in six years at Old Dominion and 497-353 in 26 seasons of coaching.The Monarchs await their next move in the round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament, with the Selection Sunday show slated to start at 6 p.m. ET on CBS and stream on March Madness Live. March Madness 2019: Zion Williamson first freshman to win POY, ACC tournament MOP Jones revealed in September that he had a recurrence of prostate cancer after initially being diagnosed and treated for the disease in 2015.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAs a more diversified scorer, as a defender. And, perhaps most critically, as a leader.“You can see it when you’re around him every day,” Walton said. “You see how the guys react to him. … That comes from being a leader. They look at him and they get confidence from him when he’s playing well. When we need a bucket, they call his number out there to get him the ball.”No, Ingram is not the kind of player who will scream at his teammates or motivate vocally. But Coach Luke Walton says Ingram does not need to become a Russell Westbrook or Draymond Green type of leader for the rest of the Lakers to follow him.“You can definitely be a quiet alpha,” Walton said.The comparison who came to mind for the Lakers coach was his point guard in college at Arizona: Jason Gardner . The Lakers star forward smirked and shook his head before bending over in laughter.“Brandon Ingram’s new movie,” Kyle Kuzma said, “‘Slender Man,’ coming soon.”Kuzma’s shaky cell phone video, shared on social media, then panned to the promotional poster for an upcoming horror film, then back to Ingram and Lonzo Ball, as the young Lakers triumvirate visited a movie theater in Oklahoma City earlier this week.While Ingram’s frame remains lean, and a constant source of amusement for his teammates, the second-year small forward has really filled out this season. “He was the only guy on our team who didn’t talk,” Walton said. “He was the leader of our group there.”Ingram has often spoken up after bad losses, taking accountability for the Lakers’ performances. After the Lakers met as a team amid a nine-game losing streak, no player spoke out as forcefully about their need to listen to each other – and for the coaches to listen to the players – than Ingram.“I’ve seen him get loud at times,” Walton said, “and I think when he does speak up, guys really do listen because it doesn’t happen often.”Ingram is one of several Lakers dealing with injuries. He is listed as questionable to play Friday against Indiana after tweaking the sprained left ankle that he first suffered in Saturday’s overtime victory in Dallas.LET THE ACHILLES HEALThe first encouraging sign after Kentavious Caldwell-Pope left the Lakers’ loss in Oklahoma City came at halftime, when the veteran guard returned to the court to put up shots and test his sore Achilles.That, at least, indicated he had not torn the tendon.“I don’t think you can shoot on a torn Achilles,” Walton said.Well, unless you are …“Unless you are Kobe Bryant,” Walton said, “then you can make some free throws.”Despite that initial positive sign, the team’s starting shooting guard was ruled out for Friday’s game against the Pacers. He was limping in the locker room late Wednesday and received treatment from team trainers on Thursday.Caldwell-Pope will be held out along with starting point guard Lonzo Ball, who will miss his third consecutive game with a sore left knee. The Lakers are 0-8 in games without Ball this season.Ingram is questionable against the Pacers, as is Kyle Kuzma, who suffered a sprained joint in his left hand.Caldwell-Pope, who averages 13.7 points, suffered the injury when he and Westbrook vied for a loose ball, with Westbrook rolling onto Caldwell-Pope’s lower leg.“Hopefully it’s short term,” Caldwell-Pope said after the Lakers’ 24-point loss.IN A HAYESThe Lakers plan to sign G-League star Nigel Hayes to a 10-day contract this week, bringing in a player who has spent time in the Lakers locker room – just not with the Lakers.When Hayes and the Wisconsin Badgers appeared at Staples Center in the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament in 2015, Hayes made waves on social media by celebrating the discovery that he had been assigned Kobe Bryant’s locker.There will be no chance of him getting his old locker back, however. Ingram famously occupies Bryant’s old station in the locker room.A 6-foot-8 forward, Hayes appeared in 30 games this season with the Westchester Knicks, averaging 14.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and more than two 3-poitners per game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The injuries have marked Raphael Varane’s career. But there is one that the French central Real Madrid will never forget. It happened on May 11, 2013. That day, with Pepe punished for publicly censoring Mourinho for his stance regarding Casillas (“You have to have a little more respect for Iker), the Portuguese coach gave him the title and broke the right meniscus. A lesion much more complicated than it seemed at first because what was damaged was the external meniscus and not the internal. “72% of the external meniscus was removed, more or less,” he revealed in The spar. The shadow of that injury plans on Varane whenever, after chaining four or five games, he stops. But the Frenchman has already assured on more than one occasion that it is already perfect. Injuries have haunted him since his stage in France and that has strengthened him mentally- “We have to find solutions to solidify, to strengthen the injury and mentally, so as not to be afraid of coming into contact or doing certain careers, certain jumps. You have to take advantage of these stops to be stronger mentally and physically, to work on things where you don’t have time to work when you train and play all the time. The injury should not be seen as a waste of time, but rather as a time when you can work on something else and strengthen elsewhere, “says Onze Mondial.” Is the injury random? “They ask. French reveals: “Yes, that is the feeling I had. I kept looking to change certain things, certain habits. For 23 years I had the same breakfast. For one night I told myself that it didn’t work, that I was injured and changed (smiles). I changed some habits like that overnight. I looked, I looked. And right now, I’m doing pretty well, and I keep looking, improving all the time. “Varane’s daily work is also focused on prevention: “I work more on deep things: posture, joints, general balance … It really compensates the muscles. I try to anticipate where I might have tension and when I have it in certain places, the idea is to eliminate it as soon as possible, before the muscle suffers. “This season, the Frenchman has not suffered any injuries …
The Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)-FLOW Manning Cup second-round kicks off today with a double-header at the Constant Spring Complex.In the first game, Excelsior High face-off against Jonathan Grant High at 1 p.m., to be followed by Holy Trinity High against Camperdown High at 3 p.m.The four teams are drawn in Group H and the battle for the semi-finals begin, so they will look to get off to a winning start.Excelsior High wear the favourites tag in the group as they have been impressive in all competitions this year.Coming off a big 5-0 win against Ocho Rios High in the ISSA-FLOW Super Cup last Friday at Sabina Park, the Mountain View Avenue-based institution must be on a high for this game.Excelsior also won their preliminary-round group ahead of many-time champions St George’s College. With that kind of form, Jonathan Grant could be in for a torrid time.WINNING STARTExcelsior’s coach Shavar Thomas has been guiding the team since summer and will look to players such as captain Christopher Thorpe, Cadine Graham, Thorne Buchanan, Ryan Spence and Raewin Senior for a winning start in the group today.However, Jonathan Grant, after finishing second behind Haile Selassie High in Group D in the first round, will certainly come to stop Excelsior.The Jonathan Grant team, which is coached by Oneil Thomas, who was a key striker for Excelsior when they won the Manning Cup in 1980, will look to key players Tahj Beckford, Jermaine Shorter, Delroy Grant and Issac Scott to create an upset.In the feature game, Holy Trinity are favoured to get the better of Camperdown. Holy Trinity were eliminated from the FLOW Super Cup by St Elizabeth Technical High School last Saturday and will be looking to rebound.Camperdown have not been impressive, despite finishing second in their preliminary-round group behind Wolmer’s Boys’, so they will have to work hard to get a positive result.Today’s gamesGroup HConstant Spring Complex1 p.m. – Excelsior High vs Jonathan Grant High3 p.m. – Holy Trinity High vs Camperdown High
In this photo provided by the Kent County Michigan Sheriff’s office, Cedric Marks is pictured in a booking photo in Grand Rapids, Mich., dated Jan. 8, 2019. The Montgomery County Texas Sheriff’s Office say Marks, facing three “pending murder charges”, has escaped from a private prisoner transport in Conroe, Texas, and is considered “extremely dangerous.” (Kent County Michigan Sheriff’s Office via AP)CONROE, Texas — An MMA fighter suspected of killing two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas, authorities said.Cedric Marks was taken into custody after a nine-hour manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies, Montgomery County sheriff’s Lt. Scott Spencer said in a tweet Sunday evening. Marks was found hiding in a trash can and surrendered without incident, Conroe police said on their Facebook page.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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According to an arrest affidavit, she told detectives that she drove Swearingin’s vehicle to Austin in an attempt to hide it from investigators. It was found abandoned in the city Jan. 6.Ginell McDonough, who is Marks’ wife and the mother of two of his two children, is jailed in Muskegon County, Michigan, on an obstruction of justice charge. She is accused of allowing Marks and Maxwell to stay in her home between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9.Jail records do not list an attorney for either woman.Marks compiled a record of 31-28-0 during his professional MMA career, which began in 1999, according to mixedmartialarts.com. His last fight was in September.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Dorcy McGinnis said during a news conference.McGinnis said murder warrants were issued Sunday for Marks in last month’s killings of an ex-girlfriend, Jenna Scott, and a friend of hers, Michael Swearingin, who disappeared Jan. 4 and were found buried in a shallow grave in Clearview, Oklahoma, on Jan. 15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMarks was arrested in Michigan last month on a Bell County, Texas, charge alleging that on Aug. 21, he broke into Scott’s home in Temple, which is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Austin. Authorities say he escaped while being transferred to Bell County to face that charge.Scott requested a protective order against Marks last July, accusing him of choking her unconscious twice, Temple television station KCEN reported. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Each time he allowed me to regain consciousness and then he choked me out again,” Scott said in an affidavit.The protective order request was denied.She also reported to police that Marks had broken into her home in August while her daughter, who was 9, was there. She said he took her cellphone to prevent her from calling 911.The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office’s initial tweet about Sunday’s escape said Marks was facing three “pending murder charges,” but it didn’t immediately respond to requests for further information about those charges.Police in Bloomington, Minnesota, say Marks remains a person of interest in the 2009 disappearance of April Pease, who was the mother of one of his children. The two were involved in a fierce custody dispute in Washington state and Pease, who had a drug problem, went to live in a Bloomington women’s shelter because she said she was afraid of Marks. Like Scott, Pease alleged that Marks had choked her unconscious on more than one occasion, according to a court custody investigator. Pease went missing in March 2009 and Marks got custody of their son.ADVERTISEMENT
In spite of the reductions in the pump prices of petroleum products, transportation fares continue to sky rocket, to the detriment of commuters and businesspeople in Monrovia.The Ministries of Commerce and Industry and Transport continue to remain mute as the economic hardship continues to plague Liberians and businesspeople week after week.Regrettably, commercial drivers and other public transport providers continue to exhibit the highest degree of defiance and transport fares have spiraled beyond the reach of ordinary Liberians in the country.Each day of the week public transport providers continue to announce new fares to various destinations in and around Monrovia.In spite of the persistent public outcries, in some instances against the Liberian Government, by commuters and businesspeople, the situation remains very worrisome and complex.On many occasions, commuters and businesspeople are heard saying, the suffering and severe economic hardships of Liberians are cause for celebration for some Government officials.Many of them riding in their big official cars over the years in Monrovia and other parts of the country, seem to have taken solace in the hardships of the Liberian people, they said.Unfortunately, every day at many street corners, ordinary Liberians and businesspeople are seen stranded, frustrated and sad, enduring the hardships of acute shortage of transportation and fare hikes.Ironically, the 52 buses donated to the GOL by the Indian Government, remain parked at the National Transit Authority (NTA) compound for reasons best known to the authorities.Some commuters and businesspeople travelling from the business district of Paynesville say they are still paying triple in transport fares to come to central Monrovia.At the same time those trekking from the commercial district of Duala on Bushrod Island, encounter similar hardships at the hands of unscrupulous commercial drivers.Businesspeople and commuters board buses and taxis from the commercial district of Waterside for the Red-light and Duala Markets experiencing the same increased fares.“Our socio-economic hardships and frustrating encounters with commercial drivers are squarely and the collective responsibilities of law enforcement officers in Monrovia,” Duala businessman John B. Bestman lamented.For his part, Red-light Market businessman Samuel B. Harrison during the weekend told the Daily Observer that over the years the Liberian Government has placed no premium on the provision of sustained commercial transport vehicles in Monrovia and its environs.“It is my hope and expectation that in 2015 our government will place serious priority on the provision of adequate transport vehicles in Monrovia and other parts of our country,” Mr. Harrison pleaded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)