No COVID-19 Deaths Seen in Pasadena for 8th Straight Day

first_img Subscribe Community News No COVID-19 Deaths Seen in Pasadena for 8th Straight Day Push to vaccinate Pasadenans continues By BRIAN DAY Published on Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 4:41 pm <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>?</span>Pasadena reported no COVID-19 deaths for an eighth straight day Thursday as officials continued their efforts to get vaccine injections into as many arms as possible.With five new infections detected, new cases of the virus had not exceeded single digits for seven days, according to city data. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s overall tallies stood at 11,144 known infections and 335 fatalities.Nearly 1,000 people were vaccinated during a clinic held at Pasadena City College, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.Due to limited supply, most of the vaccinations this week and next are second doses, she said.City officials announced earlier this week that more than 51% of city residents over 16 had received at least one dose, while over 30% were fully vaccinated. The vaccines are currently only approved for patients over 16 years of age.Eligibility for vaccination was expanded to residents over 50 years old on Monday. Community Newscenter_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Those unable to get a vaccine through their healthcare provider or local pharmacy were invited to fill out an online inquiry form to be notified when vaccine is available through the Pasadena Public Health Department. The form can be found at cityofpasadena.net/public-health/covid-19-vaccine/#covid-19-vaccine-inquiry.In the week leading up to Wednesday, Pasadena reported an average of 4.4 new COVID-19 infections daily, records show.Huntington Hospital reported treating 18 COVID-19 patients, with a single patient being housed in an intensive care unit.The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced 757 new infections and 53 deaths, raising the county’s totals to 1,220,246 cases of the virus and 23,189 fatalities.Just 650 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in the county on Wednesday, officials said. A quarter of those people were in intensive care units.With Easter fast approaching, L.A. County Director of Public Health once again implored caution on the part of the public to avoid a viral surge.“Highly contagious variants are spreading throughout the country, and we continue to have concerns about the increased risk of transmission during spring break and holiday travel and parties,” she said in a written statement.“Not only are people from different places gathering in large numbers in airports, but also at social gatherings when they are at their destination. These scenarios present the perfect opportunity for the COVID-19 virus to find new hosts and spread,” according to Ferrer.“During this critical time in our recovery journey, we have to avoid taking part in activities that are risky and must continue to protect each other by following the safety measures,” she added.State officials reported 2,234 new infections and 154 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the statewide totals to 3,570,660 infections and 58,090 fatalities.The statewide average positivity rate over the prior week crept up to 1.9%. It had been recorded at 1.6% earlier in the week.As of Thursday, L.A. County accounted for 34% of California’s COVID-19 cases and 40% of the state’s deaths.Related:Pasadena COVID Vaccinations Expand To Those 50 and Over STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGet Rid Of Unwanted Body Fat By Eating The Right FoodsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Alumni showcase leadership

first_imgNotre Dame students generally maintain a consistent reputation of being motivated student leaders who strive for excellence both inside and outside of the classroom. But the 22 Notre Dame alumni who currently serve as presidents of American colleges and universities demonstrate the drive to lead others does not stop when students graduate from the University. University Spokesman Dennis Brown recently tweeted about the current contingent of university presidents with ties to Notre Dame, including 32 other living alumni who are retired college presidents. University President Fr. John Jenkins, a member of this group, attributes the display of leadership to Notre Dame’s success in developing students into the leaders of society “At Notre Dame, we seek to develop individuals who will, as our mission statement puts it, ‘take leadership in building a society that is at once more human and more divine,’” he said. “Our alumni are doing that in many fields.” Several members of this group have also held positions in the Notre Dame administration after graduating from the University with undergraduate or graduate degrees. Carol Mooney, an alumna and president of Saint Mary’s College, and Fr. William Beauchamp, president of the University of Portland, both earned law degrees from Notre Dame, served as members of the Law School faculty and spent several years in the upper levels of University administration before assuming their current positions. Mooney said her educational experiences at both Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s prepared her well for the duties of being president of the College, a position she has held since 2004. “My academic experience as a student at Notre Dame’s Law School … honed my analytic abilities and taught me to focus on the heart of a problem and its solution,” she said. “Above all, as both a Saint Mary’s undergraduate and a Notre Dame law student, I learned to never lose sight of the people involved in any situation and to be sensitive to the fact that decisions impact the lives of human beings.” Beauchamp, a former executive vice president of the University, said his experience working as an administrator with Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, Fr. Edmund Joyce and Fr. Edward Malloy provided him a great deal of insight on how to be a successful university president. “Being part of their administrations, seeing how they functioned and spending as much time as I did with Fr. Hesburgh was a valuable experience, especially to see how a person at his level operated,” Beauchamp said. “I had a lot of things to deal with on a daily basis working as executive vice president under Fr. Malloy, but I learned over time what works and what doesn’t and learned from my mistakes. When I came to Portland I brought with me that sense of how to be an administrator.” Kevin Reilly, president of the University of Wisconsin system, said Hesburgh and his visionary work at Notre Dame provide Reilly a constant model of excellence. “Fr. Hesburgh is a shining instance of what you can accomplish as a university president, so as I thought about the possibility of becoming a president, I had his example in mind,” Reilly said. Brian Casey, president of DePauw University, said Hesburgh’s omnipresence on campus significantly influenced his undergraduate experience at Notre Dame and the philosophy he adheres to in his current position. “We absolutely revered Ted Hesburgh … It was like Hollywood centrally cast him as president of Notre Dame,” Casey said. “I learned from Fr. Ted that he viewed one of his jobs as embodying and promoting the pride of an institution, so I could feel that and I view that as one of my jobs at DePauw. I try to learn from the master.” Casey, a member of the last graduating class of Hesburgh’s presidential tenure, also said Hesburgh contacted him within the first month of Casey’s term at DePauw. “I cannot tell you how much that touched me,” Casey said. Though Reilly serves as president of a secular university system, he said the Catholic education he received at Notre Dame gave him a unique perspective. “Part of what I got out of Catholic intellectual tradition was that knowledge itself is a good thing, and a greater understanding of the universe and the world is worth pursuing in its own terms. The search for it ought to be tied to using knowledge … for improving the lot of humankind,” he said. “The ability to help more and more Americans achieve higher education is how I always thought about getting an education, and I think about being president as a service to others.” Casey said his Notre Dame undergraduate experience was the most energizing of his higher education experiences, which also include a law degree from Stanford and a doctorate in history from Harvard. “Notre Dame opened up an entire intellectual world for me. I came as a fine student but became a better student there,” he said. “It’s a place of energy, excitement and community, so I always thought universities should be marked by such things and be alive with ideas, connection, friendship and joy.” Casey said the strong sense of pride and community at Notre Dame provides a model for American institutions of higher education. “When I arrived at Notre Dame, I came to a place that was an academic, social and spiritual community,” he said. “It’s a place where all things come together, and for me it has been a model of what an institution ought to strive for.”last_img read more

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The Ecuadorean Army’s Andes Brigade fights organized crime

The creation of the Andes Brigade is part of a broader reorganization of the Ecuadorean Army which began in August 2013. The restructuring is scheduled to be completed by January 2014. Authorities are training complete, flexible, fully-equipped military units. The units are being trained to carry out a range of defense missions, from fighting organized crime and providing security along border regions to responding to natural disasters, authorities said. More than a million inhabitants along the northern border – known as Zone 1 – will benefit from the presence of the Armed Forces. The Andes Brigade and other troops are fighting drug trafficking and other organized crime activities. Drug traffickers transport about 120,000 kilograms of cocaine from Colombia and Peru through Ecuador every year, according to the American Police Community (AMERIPOL) report “Drug Trafficking – A Police Perspective.” Organized crime operatives transport the drugs by land, air, and sea through Ecuador to Mexico, the United States, and Europe. The reorganization of Army units will allow the Armed Forces to operate more strategically and improve security in the northern border region, according to Bertha García Gallegos, a security analyst at the Catholic University of Ecuador. To fight organized crime, the Ecuadorean government is “strengthening joint operations between the three branches of the Armed Forces and the National Police; clearly identifying possible threats, and increasing surveillance on the northern border,” García Gallegos said. Authorities in Ecuador “are thinking of new ways to patrol and train surveillance units in the border area with specialized equipment to prevent an increase in insecurity along the border,” the security analyst said. Army reorganization Ecuadorian security forces in recent months have strengthened their cooperative ties with other South American countries in the battle against transnational crime. On Nov. 25, 2013, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos held a binational meeting in the Colombian city of Ipiales. Correa, Santos, the foreign ministers of both countries, and several Ecuadorean and Colombian Cabinet ministers met for four hours to discuss progress on joint security agreements and other accords. Following the meeting, the two president signed eight agreements regarding issues such as security, transportation, education, tourism and the oil industry. The two presidents also discussed the ongoing peace talks between Colombia and the FARC, which are being held in Havana. Authorities in Ecuador “are thinking of new ways to patrol and train surveillance units in the border area with specialized equipment to prevent an increase in insecurity along the border.” . It could be me. The state is so inefficient that it has to rely on the soldiers to do its work? Ecuadorian Army soldiers in the new Andes Brigade are improving security along the country’s northern border by patrolling frequently and confronting organized crime operatives. A group of 1,500 troops from the 31st Infantry Andes Brigade, based in Tulcán, the capital of Carchi province, is reinforcing Army security operations to seize drugs, weapons, fuel and explosives from criminal organizations operating along Ecuador’s northern border. Figthing organized crime and improving military cooperation The Sinaloa Cartel, which is led by fugitive kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, works with Ecuadorian gangs to transport drugs through the country and north of the border. Organized crime activity threatens public safety, García Gallegos said. “Drug trafficking activities pose a threat to Ecuador. The deterioration of security on the northern border is linked to the Colombian armed conflict and the organizations engaged in illegal activities,” said Bertha García Gallegos, a security analyst at the Catholic University of Ecuador. “The biggest challenge facing Ecuador in terms of defense and security is drug trafficking, not only in the northern region, but also in the central areas of the country. It is a complex situation that transforms according to criminal behavior. Authorities need to define the roles of each security force to achieve more success in the fight against transnational crime.” Ecuador is not a major producer of drugs, but the country is used as a storage location and transportation route by the Sinaloa Cartel, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and organized crime groups from Nigeria, China, and Russia, according to the World Drug Report 2013, by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Ecuador is one of 10 countries worldwide which have had the most success in recent years in fighting drug trafficking, according to the UNODC report. The country has made inroads against drug trafficking and drug processing operations, the report states. Ecuador’s military and law enforcement forces have made several important drug seizures in recent months: • In early December 2013, National Police agents from the Anti-Narcotics Directorate seized more than half a ton of cocaine in two separate operations in the province of Esmeraldas, on the northern coast of Ecuador. The agents arrested eight suspects. • In November 2013, security forces seized more than 3.5 tons of drugs in more than 100 security operations. Security forces seized the drugs during a span of seven days in mid-November. Security forces captured 83 suspected drug trafficking suspects. Among them were 75 Ecuadoreans, six Colombians, and two Mexican nationals. Security forces also detained 14 minors who allegedly collaborated with the alleged drug traffickers. • Also in November 2013, the Armed Forces confiscated 692 illegal firearms during security operation throughout the country. Soldiers seized submachine guns, rifles, semiautomatic handguns, and revolvers. As of early December 2013, soldiers have seized 19,000 illegal weapons cartridges. That is more than double the 8,000 illegal weapons cartridges that soldiers seized in all of 2012. • In October 2013, anti-narcotics agents from Ecuador’s National Police seized more than three tons of drugs in security operations in the provinces of La Libertad and Guayaquil, as part of Operation Hunter. The drugs were linked to the organized crime groups Los Urabeños Los Rastrojos, authorities said. National Police agents also captured 15 suspects. • In June 2013, National Police anti-narcotics agents captured seven alleged Sinaloa Cartel operatoratives, including Telmo Remigio Castro Donoso, who is known as “Capi.” Authorities believe Capi was allied with El Chapo. The arrests occurred during Operation Galaxy. Large drug seizures The Andes Brigade is bolstering military efforts to fight organized crime in the border region, and will also improve cooperation with Colombian Armed Forces, said Gen. Jorge Peña Cobeña, the commanding officer of the Ecuadorian Army during the new brigade inauguration ceremony on Nov 5. “This brigade will enable increased compliance of military operations in the fight against drug trafficking and illegal groups, as well as the coordination of military tasks between Ecuador and Colombia,” the general said. Soldiers in the Andes Brigade plan and execute short and long-range patrols. The troops also gather intelligence and launch operations against organized crime groups. All of the soldiers assigned to the region are expected to perform their tasks according to the highest levels of professionalism, authorities said. Army soldiers in the region and throughout the country have received extensive training in protecting human rights while carrying out their missions. By Dialogo December 18, 2013 The Army patrols are concentrated in the provinces of Carchi, Esmeraldas, Imbabura and Sucumbíos. Those provinces “are highly sensitive locations facing new threats from transnational organized crime”, said Carlos Larrea Dávila, the deputy minister of national defense. The Andes Brigade is comprised of soldiers who had been assigned to the 13th Infantry Battalion of Esmeraldas, the 39th Infantry Battalion of Tulcán, and the 36th Motorized Calvary Group of Ibarra. The Andes Brigade is under the command of Amazonas Task Force No. 4. The reorganization was detailed in Resolution 376, dated Oct. 4, 2013. The Andes Brigade commanded by Col. Mauricio Silva, joins thousands of other Army soldiers who are providing security in the border region. In all, more than 8,000 Army troops provide security in the border region, according to the Ministry of National Defense. The drug trafficking threat Military cooperation bolsters the fight against transnational crime New threats from transnational organized crime read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgNFL-PANTHERS-NEWTONPanthers owner says Cam Newton’s future depends on healthCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper remains noncommittal on Cam Newton’s future with the organization, saying it will largely depend on how the quarterback recovers from foot surgery.Tepper told reporters Tuesday that he’s “not a doctor” and is neither is Newton, who missed 14 games last season with a foot injury. He had surgery on Dec. 11.The Panthers could save $19 million under next year’s salary cap if they trade or release the 2015 league MVP. Tepper said the Panthers have not had any teams inquire about a trade for Newton. Jalen Crutcher scored 21 points, and Trey Landers matched his career high with 14 rebounds.Fatts Russell had 19 points for Rhode Island, while Jacob Toppin added four.In other top-25 action:— Tyrese Maxey scored 25 points and 12th-ranked Kentucky rallied from its biggest halftime deficit of the season to beat Vanderbilt, 78-64. Immanuel Quickley had 18 points and the Wildcats came back from a nine-point hole at intermission before giving coach John Calipari his 400th victory at Kentucky.— Mike Watkins matched his season high with 19 points and Seth Lundy added a career-high 18 to help No. 13 Penn State beat Purdue 88-76. The Nittany Lions drained a season-high 14 3-pointers for their seventh consecutive victory that also snagged a nine-game losing streak in the series. The NCAA has said it will allow players to “benefit” from the use of their name, image and likeness and is working on rules for the payments. Under the NCAA’s timeline, athletes would be able to take advantage of endorsement opportunities beginning next January. UNDATED (AP) — Edmonton captain Connor McDavid will be out two to three weeks with a quad injury.The injury was initially said to be a bruised knee from Saturday’s game against the Nashville Predators. McDavid later called it a charley horse/quad injury.The Oilers captain said the injury was not related to the knee problem sustained in last year’s season finale against Calgary.Also in the NHL:— The Avalanche will be without forward Nazem Kadri (NA’-zehm KA’-dree) indefinitely due to a lower-body injury suffered in the second period of Sunday’s game against the Wild. He took the ice for a shift in the third before leaving the game. Colorado coach Jared Bednar said Tuesday that Kadri will be out “weeks, not days.” The 76ers are a league-best 25-2 at home after Ben Simmons had 26 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 110-103 victory over the Clippers. Josh Richardson furnished 17 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter to help the 76ers earn their third straight win.Joel Embiid (ehm-BEED’) finished with 26 points and Tobias Harris added 17 with 12 rebounds for Philadelphia.Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard led Los Angeles with 30 points and reserve Landry Shamet (SHAM’-eht) scored 19 against his former team.The Clippers squandered a chance to tie Denver for second place in the Western Conference.Checking out Tuesday’s other NBA action: The Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in their first season under Cota, but the franchise slipped to third place last year with an 84-78 record.In other MLB news:— Marwin González has become the first batter from the World Series-winning 2017 Houston Astros to publicly apologize for his role in the sign-stealing scandal. Now with the Minnesota Twins, Gonzalez says he’s remorseful for everything that happened and wishes he could take it back. Major League Baseball’s investigation into the allegation resulted in one-season suspensions for manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow (LOO’-now), who were immediately fired by the Astros.— A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Mariners have agreed to a minor league contract with three-time All-Star outfielder Carlos González. The 34-year-old Gonzalez played just 45 games last season, hitting a combined .200 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 145 at-bats for the Indians and Cubs.— Teams improved to 4-0 in salary arbitration this year when the Rockies defeated catcher Tony Wolters. He will earn $1.9 million rather than his request for $2,475,000. The 27-year-old Wolters hit .262 with one homer and 42 RBIs in 411 plate appearances while making $960,000 last season. Yanni Gourde’s (YAH’-nee gohrdz) goal 2:45 into overtime completed the Lightning’s eighth consecutive win, 2-1 over the Penguins. Gourde’s seventh goal of the season created a mob scene near the Pittsburgh net as Tampa Bay improved to 20-2-1 since Dec. 23.Mikhail Sergachev (SUR’-gah-shehv) scored his ninth goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 35 shots to help the Bolts get within one point of the division-leading Bruins.Evgeni Malkin got his 18th goal for the Penguins, who climbed within three points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Islanders blew a 3-0 lead before Ryan Pulock (POO’-lahk) provided the tiebreaker with 41 seconds left in New York’s fifth win in seven games, 5-3 against the Flyers. Jordan Eberle, Leo Komarov (KAH’-mah-rahv) and Josh Bailey each had a goal and an assist as the Isles climbed within five points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals. Update on the latest in sports: — Bradley Beal dropped in 30 points and Rui Hachimura (ROO’-ee hah-chih-MOOR’-ah) added 20 as the Wizards won for the fourth time in six games, 126-114 over the Bulls. Zach LaVine (lah-VEEN’) scored 19 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Bulls whittled an 18-point deficit down to six.T25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULEToppin, Dayton stay unbeaten in A-10UNDATED (AP) — Obi Toppin (OH’-bee TAH’-pihn) faced his little brother, Jacob, on a college court for the first time. The elder brother posted a double-double to help sixth-ranked Dayton improve to 22-2 overall and 11-0 in the Atlantic Ten.Obi scored 22 points and led an opening 17-point spurt in the Flyers’ 81-67 victory against Rhode Island. Toppin also had 10 rebounds to help Dayton end the Rams’ 10-game winning streak.center_img February 11, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULE76ers win at home againUNDATED (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers are the latest NBA team to leave Philadelphia with a loss. — The Maple Leafs pulled out a 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Kasperi Kapanen’s (kas-PEHR’-ee KAP’-uh-nehnz) goal 3:42 into overtime. Zach Hyman scored twice and Jack Campbell stopped 35 shots as Toronto won for the second time in five games.— Florida’s fourth line of Mike Matheson, Mark Pysyk (PEH’-sihk) and Noel Acciari (ah-CHAH’-ree) each scored and accounted for eight points as the Panthers beat the Devils, 5-3 to end a three-game skid. Frank Vatrano and Brett Connolly also tallied in Florida’s second victory in seven games since the All-Star break.— The Sabres erased a pair of one-goal deficits before Sam Reinhart hit the net 57 seconds into the third period of Buffalo’s 3-2 verdict over the Red Wings. Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist to back Carter Hutton, who turned back 27 shots in the Sabres’ third win in nine games.NHL-NEWSOilers’ McDavid out with quad injury — Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez has asked an arbitration panel for a raise to $4 million for this season, while the ballclub has argued that he should receive $4.5 million. The right-hander made $2.1 last season while going 7-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 71 relief appearances, striking out 69 in 69 2/3 innings while walking 23.— The Padres have agreed to minor league deals with outfielder Juan Lagares (lah-GAH’-rehs) and infielder Gordon Beckham. That’s according to a person familiar with the agreements.NHL-SCHEDULEGourde lifts Lightning over Pens 2-1 in OT for 8th straightUNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning extended their winning streak while inching closer to the NHL’s overall lead. MLB-NEWSRed Sox promote Roenicke to interim managerFORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ron Roenicke (REH’-nih-kee) is the Boston Red Sox’s new field general.The Red Sox have promoted the bench coach to interim manager on the day pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s spring training camp. Roenicke replaces Alex Cora, who was let go for his role in the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal while serving as Houston’s bench coach during the team’s 2017 World Series run.The interim tag will stay until Major League Baseball completes its investigation into whether the Red Sox engaged in illegal sign-stealing during their 2018 World Series championship season. Roenicke has denied being part of any rules violation and is expected to become permanent manager if the probe clears him. Newton said in an interview during Super Bowl week that he “absolutely” expects to play in Carolina next season.COLLEGE ATHLETES-PAYNCAA’s Emmert presses Senate for ‘guardrails’ on athlete payWASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert has urged Congress to step in and put restrictions on college athletes’ ability to earn money from endorsements.Emmert told a Senate committee federal action was needed to “maintain uniform standards in college sports” amid player-friendly laws approved in California and under consideration in other states. Associated Press last_img read more

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