ROGERS, ALFRED

first_imgA funeral service took place June 1 at Porter Memorial Church of God In Christ, 677 Jersey City, for Alfred Rogers. He passed away May 24 at home surrounded by his daughters and son in law “Allen Johnson”. He was giving, loving, and hard working. Mr. Rogers was a lifelong resident of Jersey City in Marion Garden. Al attended P.S. 23 and Dickinson High School, later met and married the love of his life Sylvia Rogers, and from that union they had two daughters. Al also loved to listen to music especially Steve Wonder and Jay Z, his dancing skills were off the charts. He had his own dance called the “Daddy” He was an avid football watcher (NY JETS) was his team, He also watch basketball, and loved bowling, spend time with his family and friends. He worked at the Post Office for over 37 years. Alfred was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia Rogers; brother Mahmoud Quadir Mohammed and in-laws Herley Sr. and Estella Robinson. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughters Sheronda and Devin Rogers; four brothers in laws Herly Robinson Jr (Deborah) Rolando Robinson (Jacqueline), Gary Robinson (Audrey), Patrick Robinson (Danette) and three sisters in law, Brenda Durante (Linwood), and LaMonica and Renee Robinson; and a special cousin, Robert Bronk/Brother. He is also survived by other loving relatives and friends.Services arranged by Charles A. West, Bayonne.last_img read more

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Metal detectors at U.S. Capitol “too much” for a Hoosier lawmaker

first_img Previous articleCOVID and college: Survey reveals students’ take on learningNext articleGoshen students heading back class next week Network Indiana Facebook (“U.S. Capitol Building detail” by Kevin Burkett, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic) The metal detectors installed in the Capitol after last week’s riots are too much for some Republicans, including Rep. Larry Bucshon, of Indiana. He was one of several Republican members of Congress to complain about the devices.“Under the direction of Speaker Pelosi, magnetometers are at entrances to the House floor. Members of Congress are not allowed to perform their duty to vote on behalf of their constituents without going through this “security” checkpoint. @GOPLeader needs to formally protest,” Tweeted Bucshon, Tuesday.Some of his colleagues refused to go through the detectors. It is unclear if Bucshon actually physically bypassed the detectors.“The speaker and her Democratic colleagues think an appropriate response is to prevent members from exercising their 2nd Amendment Constitutional rights in the very place that wasn’t secure a week ago,” said Rep. Greg Steube (R-Fla.), on the House floor.“This attack didn’t come from the inside. It came from the outside, and to respond by restricting members 2nd Amendment rights in the very institution that is supposed to uphold those rights is appalling,” he said.Bucshon said he believes the restriction is unconstitutional.“What @SpeakerPelosi is doing by forcing the Capitol Police to not allow Members onto the House floor without a “security” checkpoint is unconstitutional based on Article 1, Section 6. This should not stand,” Tweeted Bucshon.The Indiana Democratic Party responded by accusing Bucshon of inciting “more hot rhetoric and egged on violence at the U.S Capitol”.Bucshon condemned last week’s violence and statements made by Pres. Trump, that he said he believed incited the riot.“Not even a week after a domestic terrorist attack against the U.S. Capitol — one where an Indiana Democrat was a target — and it appears Congressman Larry Bucshon would still rather play rhetorical political games than take necessary precautions to keep all lawmakers (and our country) safe,” said Democratic Party spokesperson Drew Anderson.“Bucshon is proving there’s a moral problem within the Indiana Republican Party, because they’d rather abuse our trust and their constitutional duties than to show some common decency during these uncertain times. It truly shows how out of touch they really are.”The debate that led to the installation of metal detectors lasted about 40 minutes. Republicans, like Rep. Jim Jordan, said that Democrats were playing a heavy hand with the detectors and fines for not wearing face masks. Pinterest By Network Indiana – January 14, 2021 7 332 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Metal detectors at U.S. Capitol “too much” for a Hoosier lawmaker Twitter IndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

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News story: Children affected by domestic abuse to benefit from £8 million fund

first_imgThrough the Violence Against Woman and Girls (VAWG) service transformation fund the Home Office has already funded programmes aimed at supporting children affected by domestic abuse.This has included a project in Cambridge, which provides long-term support for young victims and survivors of VAWG and young perpetrators, and a scheme in Southwark, where youngsters who have not engaged with existing support services are given bespoke support.The fund comes as the government continues to work towards publishing its draft Domestic Abuse Bill following the domestic abuse public consultation earlier this year, which received more than 3,200 responses. This world-leading piece of legislation will create stronger powers to intervene early to stop abuse occurring, pursue perpetrators, and protect and support victims and survivors.Measures included in the consultation include: It is heart-breaking to think that all too often children are unwittingly caught up in the effects of domestic abuse and for some, the mental scars of such early exposure will significantly impact on their lives. However, we can intervene early to give these young people a lifeline and organisations are already providing services, which this government will help support through the fund we are opening today. This government is absolutely committed to tackling these appalling crimes and is determined that no one should suffer at the hands of the people closest to them. The fund gives charities, local authorities and other organisations the chance to bid for money for projects designed to intervene early to help children who have been directly or indirectly affected by domestic abuse.Domestic abuse ruins the lives of its victims with more than 2 million people subjected to this terrible crime each year. However, NSPCC statistics show that as many as 1 in 5 children in the UK are also witness to or exposed to this horrible crime during childhood.This could be through being exposed to domestic abuse in the family home, experiencing domestic abuse in their own intimate partner relationships or demonstrating harmful behaviours to those closest to them. Some 25% of girls and 18% of boys aged 13 to 17 have reported having experienced some form of physical violence from an intimate partner.Those children affected by domestic abuse in their early years are 4 times more likely to go on and experience or perpetrate domestic abuse later in life. Further studies have also concluded that children affected by domestic abuse are at greater risk of falling into substance abuse, juvenile pregnancy and criminal behaviour than those raised in homes without violence.Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability Victoria Atkins said: The multi-million pound boost comes from a £20 million investment designated specifically to help transform the lives of victims of domestic abuse set aside in the Budget and it is part of our wider work to tackle violence against women and children.The government will assess the applications before informing successful groups in the autumn. Applications will be open until 19 September.The NSPCC have championed greater support for children affected by domestic abuse. The charity’s Domestic Abuse, Recovering Together (DART) service supports mothers and children who have experienced domestic abuse, through group work and activities together. The NSPCC deliver the programme in 3 areas and have also trained 15 other organisations who provide the service in their areas.Almudena Lara, NSPCC Head of Policy, said: The NSPCC receives thousands of contacts every year about frightened children living with domestic abuse across the country, and we know that it can cause serious harm to children’s emotional and physical wellbeing. We want all children, and their parents, who have suffered domestic abuse to have access to the right services to help keep them safe and recover from these traumatic experiences. new Domestic Abuse Protection Orders to allow police and courts to act earlier and more effectively when abuse is suspected – these could include compulsory alcohol treatment, attending a programme to address perpetrators’ underlying attitudes or addictions, and using electronic tagging to monitor them the first ever statutory government definition of domestic abuse recognising the many kinds of abuse suffered(psychological, physical, sexual, economic and emotional) – this will help to improve understanding among front-line professionals, law enforcement officers and prosecutors the creation of a domestic abuse commissioner to stand up for victims, monitor the provision of domestic abuse services and hold the government to account The consultation also includes further proposals, for example, to put a new statutory aggravating factor in law, similar to those already in place for hate crimes. This would mean courts would have to consider tougher sentences up to the maximum penalty available, especially when children are involved.You can read more information on how to apply for the fund.last_img read more

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Appeals court finds for Harvard in admissions case

first_img Major outpouring of support for University in legal battle over admissions approach Hundreds of social scientists, business executives, Nobel laureates, state attorneys general, colleges rebut group appealing judgment in favor of Harvard’s policies The First Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed Harvard’s use of race as one factor among many in its application process. The decision, issued by a two-judge panel in Boston, upheld a district court finding last year that the College’s admission practices do not discriminate against Asian American applicants and comply with prior Supreme Court rulings.“After careful review of the record, we hold … that under governing Supreme Court law Harvard’s race-conscious admissions program does not violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act,” read part of the 104-page ruling that refuted discrimination claims by the plaintiff, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA), a group founded by Edward Blum, who has spent decades fighting measures designed to foster diversity in higher education and elsewhere.Harvard President Larry Bacow called the decision another victory for Harvard’s mission of educating students from all backgrounds and experiences, and a recognition of the importance of diversity more broadly.“Just over a year ago, U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs found in Harvard’s favor. Today, her decision — and the values that underlie our undergraduate admissions process — are affirmed,” said Bacow. “The consideration of race, alongside many other factors, helps us achieve our goal of creating a student body that enriches the education of every student. Diversity also represents a pathway for excellence for both Harvard and the nation.”The Boston appeals court panel affirmed Burroughs’s opinion, noting that Harvard’s admissions practices are “narrowly tailored,” and that the University does not engage in racial balancing, use race as a “mechanical plus factor,” or overlook other workable race-neutral alternatives to achieve a diverse student body. In their ruling, Chief Judge Jeffrey Howard and Judge Sandra Lynch wrote that SFFA’s claim that “Harvard elevates racial diversity above other types of diversity is not supported by the evidence,” and that by eliminating consideration of race in admissions, “the share of African American and Hispanic or other students enrolled at Harvard would decrease by 45 percent.” (Judge Juan Torruella of the appellate panel, who participated in the September hearing, died on Oct. 26.)Harvard co-lead counsel Seth Waxman ’73 said the appellate decision came at a crucial time for the country.“Now more than ever, the importance of diversity in higher education cannot be overstated. The First Circuit’s decision today confirms what we have always known to be true, and what the district court found after a three-week trial,” said Waxman. “Harvard does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, and its admissions process is consistent with decades of Supreme Court precedent.”Blum, who also is spearheading similar litigation against the University of Texas and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, said that while he was disappointed with Thursday’s ruling, he is determined to fight on. He said the lawsuit “is now on track to go up to the U.S. Supreme Court.”Support for the ruling came from the higher education sector and beyond.“Alumni know that the diversity of our fellow students was a huge contributor to what we learned at Harvard. In this time of such inequity and crisis, it is even more critical that students engage with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives,” said Jeannie Park ’83, president of the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance and co-founding board member of the Coalition for a Diverse Harvard, groups that joined amicus briefs supporting the University, and whose combined 7,000 members represent every Harvard School. “It is gratifying that the court upheld Harvard’s ability to consider race as one of many factors in building a diverse campus, so that applicants can put forward their whole selves and be considered fully.”Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which also submitted an amicus brief supporting Harvard, said the court has made it clear that Harvard’s admissions policies are “critical for promoting diversity, which enriches the educational environment for all students and better prepares students to thrive in an increasingly multi-ethnic society.”“Justice has prevailed once again,” said John C. Yang, president and executive director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC which also supported Harvard with an amicus filing. “The court’s decision affirms the right for all Asian Americans to have a chance to share the whole story of who they are as part of the college admissions process because overcoming racial discrimination is a big part of a student’s story.” In an online statement, Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education, called the decision “a clear win for Harvard University.”The ruling, he wrote, “is just the latest federal court decision that unambiguously respects more than four decades of U.S. Supreme Court precedent that race and ethnicity can be considered within a narrowly tailored framework as one factor in a holistic admissions review to help colleges and universities achieve the goal of a talented, diverse incoming class. We applaud in the strongest terms this ruling by the First Circuit Court of Appeals and are confident that if and when this case goes to the Supreme Court, the justices will continue to uphold the vital principle that student body diversity is a compelling governmental interest.” Relatedcenter_img Appeals court hears arguments in admissions case Plaintiff looks to overturn district court ruling that affirmed Harvard’s policies to ensure a diverse student body The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

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Senate discusses new Duncan Student Center

first_imgStudent senate met Wednesday evening to listen to a presentation by Brian Coughlin, associate vice president for student development, and Brian Fremeau, director of student activities facilities, on the Duncan Student Center in the Campus Crossroads project.The overall project, which began in Nov. 2014, is expected to be completed by August 2017 and will cost about $400 million dollars. The Duncan Student Center is on the west side of the stadium facing DeBartolo Hall and will house multifunctional spaces designed to satisfy various needs for the student body, Coughlin said.“[This project] is a huge undertaking by the university, to come up with a building or a concept that is roughly 800,000 square feet for the entire complex, for students to use. This is a revolutionary new idea in terms of how to use space on a college campus. Up until now, space has been defined by a single use,” Coughlin said. “We have this huge structure in the middle of our campus that we are using about ten times a year, how can we incorporate it more into day-to-day campus life, and how can we look at all the things the campus needs?”Coughlin cited DeBartolo Hall and Rolf’s Sports Recreation Center as examples of single-use spaces currently being utilized on campus.Fremau said the Duncan Center will supplement existing student spaces, but will not replace the LaFortune Student Center.“The big picture concept is that, once this building opens, there will be two student centers on campus. … Part of the experiences that could happen in each building will serve the daily student life,” Fremeau said.The first floor of the building will include a coffeehouse venue with a stage for small performances, multiple meeting rooms and study lounges, two casual restaurants, a welcome desk for visitors to campus, and an innovative study zone that offers space for students to collaborate, Fremau said.The second level will cater to graduate student needs, student publication offices, larger meeting rooms and a rock-climbing wall that will extend a few floors above. Levels three and four will cater to fitness and athletic needs with strength and cardio equipment along windowed-walls, a basketball court, and a ⅙ mile track, among personal fitness and activity studios, according to the floor plans provided to senate. Coughlin said the fifth floor will contain a new Career Center, which will include 40 interview rooms throughout the space, that may be converted into group study rooms when not in demand by the Career Center.“It is going to be one of the largest career centers in the country … It is also going to incorporate graduate career services and MBA career services in the same facility,” he said.The overarching architectural theme of the nine-story Duncan Student Center will be art deco, and will harken back to the history of the original football stadium, Coughlin said.Features of the building refer back to the football stadium, with marks corresponding to the yard-lines on the football field, and remnants of old stadium benches on the walls. He said the floors of the building stack upon themselves “like a wedding cake.” He said the sixth floor will serve purely mechanical needs.The seventh, eighth, and ninth levels of the Duncan Student Center will be hospitality levels that will cater to premium seating during football games, and will contain a ballroom that can hold up to 1,000 people and is double the size of the Morris Inn Ballroom. The ballroom will be used for hall events, career fairs and other large events.“I believe that this way of thinking about space is unique,” Coughlin said. “I’ve seen other universities go out and build premium seating for their stadiums, and all it is, is premium seating. … We’re going to go build premium seating for our stadium, but we’re going to do it in a way that takes student life, academics and art into consideration.” More information about the Campus Crossroads project can be found at crossroads.nd.edu.Tags: Campus Crossroads, duncan student center, Senatelast_img read more

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Huntington Parents Smoked Pot with Child in Car, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Huntington man is facing aggravated DWI charges after he and the mother of his child were arrested for allegedly smoking marijuana inside a car in which the child was a passenger, Suffolk County police said.Paul Rice, 21, was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi south on Park Avenue when he was pulled over Friday around 3:40 p.m. for failing to use his turn signal, police said. The officer spotted a burning marijuana cigarette in the center console and noticed a “strong smell of burning marijuana within the vehicle,” police said in a news release.Also in the car was 21-year-old Alyssa Moore and their 2-year-old son, police said.“Further investigation revealed that Moore and Rice had been smoking marijuana while traveling in the car,” police said.Rice was charged under Leandra’s Law, which is aggravated DWI with a child passenger 15 years old or younger. He was also charged with DWI drugs, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of marijuana.Moore was charged with criminal possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child.The child was released to relatives, police said.Rice and Moore will be arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip.last_img read more

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Strike out! Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to close indefinitely

first_imgThe Hall of Fame is doing this as a precautionary measure in accordance with recommendations given by the Center for Disease Control. Stay with 12 News as we continue to get updates on this story. For more coverage of the coronavirus, click here. The Hall of Fame will give updates about the closure every Sunday at 12 p.m. starting March 22. The updates will be shared on their website and their social media platforms. center_img COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (WBNG) — The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum made an announcement involving coronavirus concerns on Sunday. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum said they will close to the public indefinitely beginning Sunday, March 15 at 5 p.m.last_img read more

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Pillar and Railtrack to couple at Cricklewood

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Arlington heads for £300m sale

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China virus death toll rises to 41; over 1,300 infected worldwide

first_imgOver 1,300 people were infectedglobally with a virus traced to a seafood market in the central city of Wuhanthat was illegally selling wildlife. Health authorities around the world arescrambling to prevent a pandemic. BEIJING – The death toll from China’scoronavirus outbreak jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier asauthorities curb travel and cancel public gatherings. China is rushing to build a 1,000-bed hospital in just 10 days to treat patients at the epicenter of the new coronavirus, which according to reports, have killed 41 people and infected over a thousand others worldwide. NYTIMESPOST The number of confirmed cases in Chinastands at 1,287, the National Health Commission said on Saturday. State-run China Global TelevisionNetwork on Saturday said a doctor who had been treating patients in Wuhan,62-year-old Liang Wudong, had died from the virus. Wuhan, a city of 11 million, has beenin virtual lockdown since Thursday, with nearly all flights at the airportcanceled and checkpoints blocking the main roads leading out of town. The virus has also been detected inThailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Nepal, Malaysia,France, the United States, and Australia.(Reuters)last_img read more

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