Governor Wolf’s ‘It’s On Us PA’ Awards $1 Million to 36 Colleges, Universities to Combat Sexual Assault

first_imgGovernor Wolf’s ‘It’s On Us PA’ Awards $1 Million to 36 Colleges, Universities to Combat Sexual Assault January 16, 2020 Education,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach State and national leaders of the “It’s On Us” initiative joined Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera today to announce nearly $1 million in grants from the Wolf Administration to combat campus sexual assault at 36 colleges and universities. The governor is a steadfast supporter of campus safety and established It’s On Us PA, the nation’s first statewide campaign, four years ago.“Every student, teacher, administrator and visitor to our campuses deserves a safe environment free from harassment,” said Governor Wolf. “This is the fourth year that my administration will be working with students, schools and communities to build programs to raise awareness about and stop sexual assaults. We must never tolerate this behavior on our campuses or a culture that allows it.”It’s On Us is a national initiative championed by President Barack Obama. With today’s announcement, the Wolf Administration has invested a total of nearly $4 million for It’s On Us grants.“We thank the leadership at our colleges and universities for providing students and employees with the critical programs and skills to prevent and end sexual violence on their campuses,” said Education Secretary Rivera. “Through Governor Wolf’s continued commitment to this important initiative, we are implementing strategies that elevate awareness, engage communities and improve institutional campus climates.”It’s On Us Executive Director Tracey Vitchers joined Secretary Rivera for today’s announcement and thanked Pennsylvania for its leadership.“The nearly $4 million in It’s On Us Pennsylvania grants allocated over the last four years have and will continue to empower colleges and universities across the state to do the critically important work of preventing sexual assault within their communities, and responding in a trauma-informed way with survivors when it sadly does occur,” Vitchers said.Colleges and universities use the grants to create programs ranging from campus-wide training for students, faculty and staff, to institutional campaigns to raise awareness of the reporting process and the resources available to survivors of sexual violence.The 2019-20 It’s On Us PA recipients include public and private institutions in every corner of the state. The colleges and universities enroll a total of nearly 250,000 students. Of those students, more than 62,000 live on campus.Last July, Gov. Wolf signed legislation, championed by Rep. Dan Frankel and Sen. Lisa Baker, that requires post-secondary institutions to offer online, anonymous options for students to report sexual assaults. Many of this year’s grant recipients will be using the funds to implement those systems, which must be in place by the end of June.“The fight against abuse in schools and on campuses is a serious one requiring deeper awareness and stronger action,” said Sen. Baker. “These grants show an increasing commitment to protecting students against unconscionable emotional and physical abuse and to promptly investigating complaints and appropriately sanctioning perpetrators.”“I want to thank the governor for his leadership in prioritizing the safety of our college and university students,” added Rep. Frankel. “These grants help create an atmosphere where young people can feel protected and supported as they navigate a new chapter in their lives. By providing for training and awareness campaigns, the administration is ensuring that my newly passed legislation to require schools to offer online, anonymous reporting options for students is immediately put into use.”Also, this year was the first time schools could apply for a research grant. St. Vincent College in Latrobe was awarded a $15,000 research grant to assess the statewide impact of the It’s On Us PA grant program and provide recommendations to improve it.The 36 postsecondary institutions selected for grants include:Albright CollegeBloomsburg UniversityBryn Mawr CollegeButler County Community CollegeChatham UniversityCheyney UniversityClarion UniversityCommunity College of Allegheny CountyCurtis Institute of MusicEast Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaGannon UniversityGeisinger Commonwealth School of MedicineHoly Family UniversityImmaculata UniversityIndiana University of PAKeystone CollegeLehigh UniversityLock Haven UniversityLycoming CollegeManor CollegeMarywood UniversityMercyhurst UniversityMillersville UniversityPeirce CollegePenn State UniversityPoint Park UniversityRosemont CollegeSaint Francis UniversitySaint Joseph’s UniversityShippensburg UniversitySouth Hills School of Business & TechnologySt. Vincent College – ResearchThiel CollegeUniversity of PittsburghWaynesburg UniversityWilkes UniversityThe governor invited everyone to take the It’s On Us PA pledge. Thousands of students, teachers, families and communities have made a personal and public pledge to help prevent, address and respond effectively to sexual violence.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Fulham set to snub approach for Johnson

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Fulham are set to reject an approach from Blackburn for striker Andrew Johnson.Struggling Rovers have long been linked with a move for the 30-year-old and are believed to have made an offer to Fulham.But the Whites want more money for Johnson – even though he could leave on a Bosman free transfer when his current contract expires in the summer.AdChoices广告QPR also recently made an approach for the player but they too were given short shrift.Related stories:Fulham snub QPR’s approach for JohnsonJol wants Johnson to sign new deallast_img

Hodge finds voice as Syracuse’s new starting middle linebacker

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 3, 2014 at 12:15 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Clark Lea knew he’d have to replace middle linebacker Marquis Spruill after the 2013 season. He just wasn’t exactly sure how. “Going into camp we weren’t sure about the middle linebacker position and for a coach, that’s a weird spot to be in,” said Lea, Syracuse’s linebackers coach. “But then Marqez (Hodge) started to develop and there was a point in camp where I thought ‘Yes, this is it.’“From there, I felt a whole lot better about the situation.”Hodge, who made his first start at middle linebacker in the Orange’s 27-26 win over Villanova on Friday, is the first to admit that he’s a shy guy. He inherits the spot from Spruill, a notably vocal leader who was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons.But while Hodge has transitioned into a position that practically demands on-field communication, the sophomore’s shyness has proven more a blessing than a curse.When Hodge talks, his teammates listen. Not only because he’s at the heart of Syracuse’s defense, but because it’s uncommonAdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I don’t talk all the time, but when I do it’s usually serious,” Hodge said. “Not bad serious or anything, just that it’s something that everyone else should know.”From a physical standpoint, shifting from outside to middle linebacker isn’t too hard of a task. Hodge played outside linebacker at Miami Central (Florida) High School and that’s the position he played when he caught SU coaches’ attention against Georgia Tech last season.Syracuse switched to a 3-4 defense in that game — which ended in a 56-0 loss — and Hodge replaced defensive end Robert Welsh in the starting lineup. He recorded a career-best 12 tackles in the game, and his adaptation to middle linebacker has been a natural process ever since. “There aren’t really many differences, maybe a few footwork things and some small stuff in coverage,” senior outside linebacker Cameron Lynch said of the two positions. “If you can play in the outside, you can play in the middle, and vice versa. Marqez is a natural linebacker and he’s been fine crossing over.”Working on his communication, though, was a steep task for Hodge at the start of training camp.When he was still unfamiliar with the position, Hodge said he had no way of breaking out of his shell. But as he learned the language of the defense and got comfortable in between seniors Lynch and Dyshawn Davis, he found himself taking ownership of the role.Against Villanova, Hodge recorded five tackles — tied for fourth most on the team as Lynch led with 15 — and added a sack and two tackles for loss. He also helped the defense adjust to the Wildcats’ attack while clogging the middle of the field.Villanova rushed up the middle 39 times and gained just 76 yards, which comes out to 1.9 yards per carry. “It’s been little by little but I think I have really started to communicate better,” Hodge said. “The spot is all about communication because you are just in the middle of everything and have to control the middle of the field. That’s something I saw from Marquis that I am trying to do, too.”The Orange’s run defense was arguably its strongest suit in 2013. Lynch, with 69, Spruill, with 66, and Davis, with 49, ranked second, third and fourth, respectively, on the team in total tackles. The trio combined for 33.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. SU’s run defense gave up the fourth-fewest rushing yards in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Now Hodge is the new face in an established unit and the change has been relatively seamless. Lea, barring any injuries, won’t have to make any more personnel decisions until the end of the season and he certainly isn’t rushing to.“Spruill went after he finished up and then we’ll have to eventually think about Cam and Dyshawn’s spots. I mean we have a lot of young talent on the outside,” Lea said before pausing and smiling. “Let’s just enjoy having Marqez in the middle now and knowing we have a solid starting core from week to week.” Commentslast_img read more

Kwese TV Hit by Cash Flow Problems, Misses Payments for World…

first_imgThe report added that the pay-television provider has also missed out on payments to ESPN for a package including rights to many US sports properties, use of the ESPN brand name and the creation of bespoke content for an ESPN-branded channel from 2017 to 2024.Similarly, payment has not been made to the NBA for exclusive platform-neutral rights to the league from 2016-17 to 2020-21.The report quoted senior staff of Kwese as saying they were reasonably optimistic about the funding rounds.Joseph Hundah, Chief Executive of Kwesé’s parent company, Econet Media, was quoted by TV Sports Markets as saying that building the pay-television company’s portfolio of sports rights had “required more investment than initially forecast”.“To ensure transparency during this process we have been in continuous communication with our partners who remain extremely supportive and have shown great belief in our business,” Hundah told TVSports Markets.The publication quoted a source at one of the rights holder owed money by Kwesé as saying the pan-African pay-television company had variously promised payment in January, February and March, but did not deliver.“There’s no change in the relationship though. We do believe the money will come through,” he was quoted as saying.The slow roll-out of Kwesé’s pay-television operation across sub-Saharan Africa, gradual subscriber growth and its considerable expenditure on rights are believed to be responsible for the serious cash-flow problems. Kwesé is thought to have 120,000 subscribers across the 13 territories in sub-Saharan Africa in which it currently operates.Hundah, however, declined to comment on the subscriber numbers, saying: “We are extremely happy with our progress on subscription numbers across our markets considering that we only launched in the last quarter of 2016.”A Kwese source told TV Sports market that the company’s future could depend on two rounds of funding, one thought to have been recently concluded, and one to begin in June. Senior members of the company are said to be “optimistic” about the funding rounds.Rights holders have been promised payment by the end of April, the report reveals and goes further to claim that right holders are ready to give Kwese a chance despite its inability to meet payment deadlines, with the belief the company will eventually come through and meet its commitments.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Pan-African pay-television service provider, Kwese TV, has been hit by a cash crunch, forcing it to default on payments to rights holders to some of the content it seeks to broadcast.A recent report published by TV Sports Market listed rights holders to whom Kwese TV owes financial obligations to include football’s governing bodies, FIFA and UEFA as well as National Basketball Association (NBA) of the United States of America.According to the report, Kwese TV has missed out on payment for rights to the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia. It has also delayed in paying to UEFA for the rights to Euro 2020, European qualifiers and the Nations League.last_img read more

PGA Tour pens new partnership with partypoker

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Share GVC to meet shareholders to discuss executives pay plan June 6, 2019 Sportradar supports snooker’s Championship League with data deal June 2, 2020 Betfred extends World Snooker Championship sponsorship May 2, 2019 Submit Related Articles Online poker brand partypoker has confirmed a new sponsorship agreement with the PGAEuroPro Tour to become the official partner of the golf brand in 2019.The deal sees partypoker gain branding rights at EuroPro Tour events taking place next year and across EuroPro Tour promotional material, in addition to social media campaigns.In addition, partypoker will send four teams to participate in the EuroPro Tour 2019 circuit, with each team comprising one PGA EPT professional alongside three golfers chosen to represent partypoker.Tom Waters, partypoker managing director, commented: “We are excited to come on board with the Euro ProTour for the forthcoming season and further strengthen our relationship with Matchroom Sport.“The tour hosts some of the most exciting events across Europe, and we look forward to supporting Matchroom in their quest to unearth the next generation of golfing stars.”Matchroom Sport and PGA EuroPro Tour chairman Barry Hearn added: “I am delighted to welcome the support of partypoker with the PGA EuroPro Tour, with whom we have had a fantastic relationship over many years at Matchroom.“Our developmental golf tour has become one of the leading circuits for young professionals looking to become tomorrow’s superstars of the sport,” he said.“I am really looking forward to building on an already strong relationship with partypoker and can’t wait to see the benefits it will bring to all involved in the PGA EuroPro Tour.”last_img read more