Eight elite schools hit with first lawsuit in massive college admissions bribery scam

Posted On May 3 2021 by

first_imgWilliam_Potter/iStock(NEW YORK) — The massive college admissions scam that snared 50 people in a federal indictment, including two high-profile actresses, has prompted a class-action lawsuit filed by two California college students.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img


Sponsored content: DC-DC power experience put Alfatronix in pole position

Posted On Apr 21 2021 by

first_imgSponsored content: Supported by Alfatronix35 years of DC-DC power experience put Alfatronix in pole position with world beating USB chargers.With WiFi increasingly available on public transport, passenger accessible charging facilities are becoming more and more popular.  Alfatronix have been designing and manufacturing DC-DC converters and chargers for vehicle systems for over 35 years and their new range of USB chargers fully exploits this pedigree.Alfatronix: 35 years of DC-DC power experienceWhen we started examining this market, we quickly realised that there was a fundamental difference between the low cost domestic products (cigarette socket chargers) and what would be required in a commercial environment.  Despite this, most of what is on offer for hard wire installations are still just derivatives of these basic products.  This meant that in designing the PVPro Range, it would not simply be a question of product differentiation, but of fitness for purpose.The Alfatronix design incorporates automatic voltage adjustment to compensate for the level of charge in the device battery, thus maximising the charger performance.  On buses, the user may not be on board for very long, so they want as much power input as possible in a short time.  This involved designing to meet the battery charger spec 1.2 which ensures that the output is always configured to safely charge any device attached. Early on we elected to go for a premium USB output connector.  Most are only specified for 1,500 mating cycles.  In a public environment, this would offer no more than a year or two of service.  Our units are type tested to 10,000 mating cycles.We know vehicle electronics.  We understand the high transient voltages present on a vehicle.  We understand the EMC considerations.  That is why we have designed and tested to ISO7637-2 and approved to automotive Regulation 10 (E mark) as well as R118 (flammability).  These are the safety and reliability considerations that will ensure long term high performance. PVPro RangeWe are also aware that these products are constantly accessible to the public.  The high impact materials, shape, installation method and profile of these USB chargers is designed to withstand every thump and knock likely to occur in a busy transport environment, with only deliberate vandalism likely to cause damage.By definition, the USB connector is exposed, but even if this is deliberately fused by a metal foreign body, the clever electronics will not only shut the unit down, but continue to monitor and start up again automatically when the fault is removed.  Even if the unit accidentally gets wet, the unit will detect the fault and shut down. Of course, all these features cost a little more, but we have developed and refined our assembly process to maximise automation.  Inside is an electronic circuit almost untouched by human hands throughout the assembly process.  Even the USB connector is assembled by machine.  This allows us to control the process for maximum repeatability and performance. The roll out of installation of USB chargers is very much underway.  We already supply to many of the major vehicle OEMs and are in negotiations with most others.  We are suppling several of Europe’s biggest bus and coach seat manufacturers who offer seat back installations as customer options.  We also supply underseat and retrofit options which enable fast and cost effective USB upgrades to vehicles in service. With 35 years’ experience, innovative engineering, built in fault detection and tamper protection, super slim designs, made in England using advanced production methods, we hope you will consider Alfatronix as your preferred partner in offering enhanced user experience to your customers and passengers.Website: http://www.alfatronix.com/products/view/11Email: [email protected]: +44 (0)1202 715517last_img read more


GeoSea wins Borssele contract

Posted On Sep 29 2020 by

first_img94 wind turbines will be installed at the 752 MW projects, located 23 km off the Dutch coast.Under a separate contract, A2SEA, a subsidiary of GeoSea, will provide the vessels to transport and install the 94 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines.The monopile foundations will be installed in water depths ranging from 14 m to 36 m during 2020 by vessels from the GeoSea fleet.www.deme-group.comwww.a2sea.comlast_img


Polish president vetoes ‘judicial threat’ measures

Posted On Sep 28 2020 by

first_imgPoland’s president has responded to international concerns over the rule of law in the country by unexpectedly vetoing two proposed laws that would have extended political controls over the judiciary. The measures would have allowed the government to pick supreme court judges and given parliament control of the body the recruits the judiciary. However. president Andrzej Duda said that he would sign a third measure, which gives the justice minister the power to select the heads of each of the regional courts.The proposed measures prompted widespread protests in Warsaw a threat of sanctions from the European Commission and messages of concern from legal professionals around the world. Law Society president Joe Egan warned that the consequences of compromising judicial independence ’are likely to be a society that becomes less safe, less stable and less fair’. Andrew Langdon, chair of the bar, said: ’When the judiciary is beholden to the ruling party of government, there is no longer a separation of powers, and the democratic system of checks and balances, on which the rule of law is based, fails.’President Duda told a press conference this morning that ’Reform in this shape will not increase the sense of security and justice’.last_img read more


Liverpool still hungry for success, team captain Henderson says

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgWinning the 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) title has not quelled Liverpool’s hunger for silverware, team captain Jordan Henderson said on Friday.The England international said the Reds would continue to push for trophies in the new season.Liverpool ended their 30-year wait for a top-flight title last season, finishing 18 points clear of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.Henderson, who made 30 appearances in the league before being sidelined by a knee injury, has challenged his team mates to continue improving.“We need to go again, to be better, to keep that desire, that hunger and that competitiveness as we’ve shown over the last few years,” the England midfielder told Liverpool’s website.“Just keep going and win as many trophies as we can, because we’ve proven that over the last few years we’re a top, top team. That’s all down to hard work and dedication.”“I’m really excited to see what we can do this season, another big season for us.”The Jurgen Klopp-coached Liverpool face English FA Cup champions Arsenal in the Community Shield on Saturday before beginning their Premier League title defense against Leeds United on Sept. 12.“We’ve got to be right at it, come that first game, and we’ve got another chance to win silverware. After that, the Premier League starts pretty quick. So, we need to be ready,” Henderson added.last_img read more


Everton flop doesn’t want to leave Goodison Park, agent explains midfielder…

Posted On Sep 18 2020 by

first_imgHowever, with the English manager now gone and Marcel Brands hired to replace Steve Walsh as director of football, the Dutch midfielder now has a chance to turn things around at Goodison Park.Speaking to AD in Holland, the player’s agent, Søren Lerby, explained his client wasn’t ready to walk away from his Premier League adventure just yet.He said: “Davy is not someone who gives up quickly. He wants to start the preseason at Everton.”Embed from Getty ImagesBought for €27m last summer, the former Ajax star represented a large chunk of the Toffees’ summer spending, and it was quite disappointing to see a talented midfielder struggle to make his mark in a team that sometimes cried out for creativity.Over the course of the entire campaign, the 25-year-old featured just seven times in the Premier League, four of which came early on in the season when Ronald Koeman was still in charge.Yet to announce who will replace Allardyce, Everton are still searching for a new manager, with rumblings a certain Marco Silva could step in.Thanks to @sav4efc for the heads-up.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題Undo Far too technical for Sam Allardyce (probably), Davy Klaassen spent most of the second half of the season watching Everton from his comfortable and most likely very expensive sofa as they hoofed their way up the table.last_img read more


Carles Planas swaps Barca B for Celta Vigo

Posted On Aug 6 2020 by

first_img Providing the medical goes to plan, Planas will be presented as a Celta Vigo player on Monday at 13.30h (CET). Upd. at 21:58 CEST 05/07/2014 Unless he fails his medical, Carles Planas will be a Celta Vigo player for the next three seasons. The agreement was announced on Saturday by the Galician side on their official website. Planas, 23, leaves Barcelona after participating in 35 matches during the past campaign for Barca B. Since Luis Enrique’s arrival at Balaidos last summer, Celta have benefited from the arrival of several Barcelona players. Alfonso Callejas He made his debut for the first team in 2012, playing in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League. Rafinha, Fontas and Nolita were the first to arrive.  The defender, who can play centrally or on the left, leaves the Blaugrana after 10 years developing as a footballer. In Vigo he will meet up with some familiar faces, as former Barca players Andreu Fontas, Nolito and Sergi Gomez have all made the same move – some via other teams. Celta Vigo have also signed Pablo Hernandez and Joaquin Larrivey this summer. The departure of Enrique hasn’t seemed to have affected the working relationship between the clubs. Quite the contrary.last_img read more


Coaching coup for Kangaroos

Posted On Aug 5 2020 by

first_imgBy David Nagel CRANBOURNE’s 2011 premiership coach Doug Koop is back in the fold of the South East Football Netball…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img


Softball: Feb. 19 Scoreboard

Posted On Aug 2 2020 by

first_imgMississippi State 4, Southeastern Louisiana 3 HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana softball team put a scare into Mississippi State before ultimately falling, 4-3, in its 2015 road opener Thursday afternoon at the MSU Softball Field.  In the seventh, Sather reached second on a fielding error by centerfielder Loryn Nichols to start the frame. However, senior shortstop Megan Moore, Eng and junior pinch hitter Sydney McCullough each were retired, leaving freshman pinch runner Shelby Stewart stranded.  MSU jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against SLU senior Spencer Adkinson (0-2). Third baseman Caroline Seitz line a three-run home run inside the left field foul pole to stake the Bulldogs to the early advantage. MSU added to its lead in the bottom of the second inning, as shortstop Kayla Winkfield doubled and later scored on a sacrifice fly by left fielder Amanda Ivy to take a 4-0 lead.  Three Billiken (3-3) errors came in the third inning, allowing the Lady Demons to score two runs after recording no hits and one walk. Northwestern State 4, St. Louis 0JACKSON, Miss. – Northwestern State softball starter Shelby Sells tossed a complete-game, four-hit shutout and Cassandra Barefield tied the NSU career home run record mark of 38 in a 4-0 win against Saint Louis. From there, Adkinson and junior Taylor Bishop combined to hold MSU at bay. Southeastern made it a one run game in the top of the fifth without the benefit of a hit. Junior designated player Amber Sather walked and later scored when senior second baseman Vanessa Eng reached on a throwing error to cut the lead to 3-2. With runners on second and third and two outs, Silkwood retired sophomore pinch hitter Mychal Truxillo to end the inning.  Kaytie Proctor picked up her second RBI of the season via a fourth inning groundout that scored Jones. Northwestern State continues play at the Jackson State Tournament on Friday with a noon matchup against Belmont and 2:30 p.m. game against Morehead State. The Lady Demons face Belmont at 10 a.m. and Morehead State at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday before closing out the weekend at 10:30 a.m. against host Jackson State on Sunday. Barefield’s sixth inning leadoff solo shot tied the program record set by Erin Mancuso in 2002. It was one of two RBIs on the day for a NSU (4-8) team that was helped by four Saint Louis errors. Southeastern will be back in action this weekend, competing in the UTSA Classic in San Antonio, Texas. The Lady Lions open the tournament with a 10 a.m. game versus Iowa State on Saturday. – Return to top – Brittney Jones registered a team-leading two hits. Her three-game hit streak has upped her average from .238 to .296 this season. Southeastern (4-4) had the tying run in scoring position in each of the final three innings, but could never pull ahead. Freshman shortstop Sydney Booker led the Lady Lions at the plate, hitting the first home run of her SLU career. Mississippi State improved to 10-1 on the season, as pitcher Alexis Silkwood (7-0) struck out 10 and scattered four hits in 6.2 innings of work.  Southeastern cut the lead in half in the top of the third inning. With two outs, freshman outfielder Kinsey Nichols reached on an error by Seitz. Booker followed with a bomb over the left field fence to cut the MSU advantage to 4-2.  – Return to top – SLU once again threatened in the bottom of the sixth inning, as back-to-back singles by sophomore outfielder Sloan Jenkins and junior outfielder Katie Lacour put a pair of runners on with one out. However, Nichols and Booker were retired to end the threat.  For NSU, it was the second time in three games the Lady Demons played error-free softball. Northwestern State 4, St. Louis 0Mississippi State 4, Southeastern Louisiana 3last_img read more


House Democrats gear up to block planned move of USDA research agencies

Posted On Dec 1 2019 by

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