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West Java to fine residents who do not wear face masks in public

first_imgThe West Java administration has decided to impose stricter measures against residents who do not comply with COVID-19 protocols in public.West Java COVID-19 task force chief Ridwan Kamil, who is also the province’s governor, said in a written statement received by The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that those who did not wear face masks in public places would be slapped with a fine of Rp 100,000 (US$6.95) to Rp 150,000 or forced to do community service. “We will discipline them. Since we have already educated the people and reprimanded those who violated the health protocols, we have already entered the third phase of our commitment, which is to discipline those who break the rules with fines,” Ridwan said.The fine will come into effect on July 27. As of now, Ridwan said that his administration was working on a gubernatorial decree that outlined the new policy.“We will finish the introduction process in 14 days. Therefore, during that time period, we will give an opportunity for offices and other institutions to instruct their workers to wear face masks,” he said.Read also: Cases surge by record 2,657 after West Java military academy outbreak Ridwan added that he issued the new policy to raise awareness about health protocols in public spaces, as public compliance was important in preventing COVID-19 from spreading.“There won’t be any need to fine people as long as they’re disciplined. However, since reports from the regional police and our daily observations show that many people are still not wearing face masks in public places, this is the route that we have chosen,” Ridwan said.As of Tuesday, West Java recorded 84 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 5,235. With zero new deaths, COVID-19 fatalities remain at 186.Separately, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that the government was currently preparing a policy to punish people who failed to meet health protocols to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.“There will be a punishment since what we are facing right now is people who don’t comply with the health protocols to prevent COVID-19,” he said. Jokowi explained that the punishment could be implemented in various forms, such as fines or social service. “We are still in the discussion process. I believe that things will be different if we start implementing punishments [for those who disobey protocols],” he said.Topics :last_img read more

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Abortion Rights a Losing Message in the Midterms

first_imgTownhall.com 5 November 2014Wendy Davis and Mark Udall ran on extreme abortion records – and they lost horribly.Davis, a Democratic Texas State Senator, gained overnight fame for trying to filibuster a life-saving bill that would ban abortions at five months, the point at which unborn babies can feel pain. Feminist and liberal groups lionized her as a hero for her late-term abortion agenda. They even decided to run her against Republican Greg Abbott in Texas’s gubernatorial race.How did that go? Not well.Her pro-life GOP opponent Greg Abbott won a majority of the female vote. Here’s why we shouldn’t be surprised:Then there’s Colorado, where Democrat Sen. Mark Udall was just as keen on promoting late-term abortion. His race also didn’t go his way.In addition to these two races, the pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List sent out a joyful email to supporters celebrating four other wins in which they had invested: Arkansas, North Carolina, Iowa and Kansas.So, despite liberals desperately trying to keep their “war on women” strategy alive, which Charles Krauthammer went as far as to say had been ‘discredited,’ voters clearly ignored these misleading campaign ads. Last night was a resounding victory for the pro-life movement.http://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2014/11/05/abortion-rights-a-losing-message-in-the-midterms-n1914549?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pmlast_img read more

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High Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning in effect for Dominica

first_img 15 Views   no discussions Tweet Share High tides at the Le Flambeau Restaurant at the Portsmouth Beach Hotel . Photo credit: Ashton RiviereA High Surf Advisory is being posted once more and the Small-Craft Warning remains in effect for Dominica.Strong surface winds of twenty to twenty-five knots (20 to 25kt) are generating large northerly swells over the tropical Atlantic. Some of these swells will move into the coastal waters of the north, east and west coasts of Dominica creating moderate to large breaking waves which are forecasted to peak near 4m (13ft) during the next 24 to 48 hours. These adverse conditions are expected to persist into the up-coming week-end. Thus, a High-Surf Advisory is being posted for Dominica and will be in effect until 6:00 p.m Saturday, December 24th, 2011. This will complement the Small-Craft Warning which is already in effect.Hight tides at the Le Flambeau Restaurant at the Portsmouth Beach Hotel . Photo credit: Ashton RiviereA High-Surf Advisory means that seas will generate large breaking waves and dangerous rip currents.A Small-craft Warning means seas greater than 3m (9ft) and/or wind-speeds greater than 25 knots (47 kmh or 30 mph) are producing hazardous marine conditions and small-craft operators should avoid navigating in these hazardous conditions.Beach-goers, surfers and swimmers are urged to stay away from these exposed beaches or should stay out of the water until these hazardous surf conditions subside. More hazardous conditions are likely at the time of high tide. Dominica Meterological Service Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share LocalNews High Surf Advisory and Small-Craft Warning in effect for Dominica by: – December 22, 2011last_img read more

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‘Shabu,’ firearm seized in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD City – Nine sachets of suspected shabu weighing about 19 grams valued at around P133,000 were seized in a buy-bust operation in Barangay 2. Reyes, Alyaga and Benjamin were nabbed after they sold suspected shabu to an undercover officer for P500 around 6:05 p.m. on July 4, the police added.When frisked, an improvised .22-caliber revolver loaded with four live bullets was also recovered.The suspects were detained in the lockup cell of the Police Station 2, facing charges./PN The 38-year-old resident Glenn Reyes, 42-year-old Ike Alyaga of Barangay 1 and 30-year-old Alex Benjamin of Barangay 7 yielded the suspected illegal drugs, police said.center_img Antidrug officers inspect items seized from Glenn Reyes, Ike Alyaga and Alex Benjamin, who were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay 2, Bacolod City on July 4. last_img read more

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March 13, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgMarch 13, 2018 Police Blotter031318 Decatur County Fire Report031318 Decatur County EMS Report031318 Decatur County Jail Report031318 Decatur County Law Report031318 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

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Frostbuster point leaders earn $400, race of champions qualifying eligibility

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Drivers with top point totals from April 1-4 IMCA Frostbuster specials each earned $400 shares of $1,000 point funds for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.In addition, Jason Wolla (Modified), Jay Schmidt (Stock Car) and Lucas Lamberies (Northern SportMod) become eligible to qualify for their respective race of champions at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in September.Austin Luellen was already eligible to qualify for the Hobby Stock RoC, having won that race last year.Nearly 350 different drivers from a dozen states and Canada competed at Frostbusters held at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Benton County Speedway in Vinton, Marshalltown Speedway and Boone Speedway.Car counts topped 200 for the Friday event at Marshalltown and again Saturday at Boone.Top drivers in Frostbuster point standings will receive jackets and plaques during the national IMCA awards banquet in November. Each of the four tracks contributed equal shares to provide $4,000 in point fund money.Checks for $300, $200 and $100 go to second, third and fourth place drivers in standings for each division.His feature win at Marshalltown gave Todd Shute the tie-breaker over Hunter Marriott for second in the Modified standings. Josh Most was fourth.Canadian Brendon LaBatte was second in the Stock Car points. Damon Murty was third and Bret Koehler fourth.Clint Luellen, Jenae Gustin and Tracy Wassenberg were 2-3-4 in the Northern SportMod standings behind Lamberies.Completing the Hobby Stock top four were Eric Stanton, Jeremy Auten and, by virtue of a higher feature finish, Jamie Songer. Songer and Dave Schmidt had finished with the same point total.In all, 100 Modified, 97 Northern SportMod, 76 Stock Car and 73 Hobby Stock drivers competed over the course of Frostbuster Week.last_img read more

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League table is fake – Mourinho

first_img Press Association Mohamed Salah, on his full debut, and Willian scored either side of Frank Lampard’s 250th club goal, which came in following up his saved penalty in the second half. It was the response Mourinho – now unbeaten in 77 home Premier League matches – had demanded after criticising his players’ inability to cope with Palace last weekend following a second successive away league loss. “At home they feel more comfortable,” Mourinho said. “(But) Premier League we play 19 matches away, 19 at home. “If I go to a wedding I don’t go in jeans. If I leave my house for a walk in Hyde Park, I don’t go in a smoking (jacket). “So when you go to play against Crystal Palace at Crystal Palace, you know the way you have to go. “These boys, they have to be able to go away from home and to adapt to the situation. This takes time, let’s go step by step. “In football to be champions and to win titles you have to play in the sun, in the rain, in the cold, in the hot, small pitches, big pitches, direct football, possession football. You have to adapt.” Fernando Torres returned to the starting XI after being left out of Wednesday’s striker-less line-up at Paris St Germain, but had few chances of note. “As always he gave everything he can,” Mourinho said. “It’s a pity he didn’t score a goal because strikers need goals. Even in a match where you win 3-0, you don’t score the winning goal, but if you can score a goal it’s good for your confidence as a striker.” Willian and Salah did find the net and were praised by their manager. The Portuguese wants more from Willian next term. “I want to see him score more goals,” Mourinho said. “I think he has to do that in the second season in the Premier League. I think he has to bring his game into other levels.” After three straight wins, Stoke travelled with optimism of a first Stamford Bridge league win in 40 years, but offered little. Manager Mark Hughes said: “I was disappointed in what we produced. In recent weeks we’ve been a lot better than that. “For whatever reason we didn’t have enough players playing at their maximum today. “In the end we weren’t able to ask enough questions of a good Chelsea team who, on the day, didn’t really have to get out of second or third gear to take the game away from us. “We needed to make a better fist of it than we did. That’s the disappointment from our point of view.” The Blues recovered from defeats at Crystal Palace and Paris St Germain with a 3-0 win over Stoke to return to the top of the Premier League – albeit having played a game more than Liverpool and two more than Manchester City, who play Aston Villa in a rearranged fixture on the final Wednesday of the campaign. Bottom-of-the-table Sunderland, meanwhile, have three games in hand over Cardiff, Fulham and Norwich, who are all battling to avoid the drop. Mourinho wrote off Chelsea’s title challenge after the Selhurst Park loss and maintains the table is “fake”, particularly without parity over games played. The Portuguese said: “The situation is the same. The table is again fake. The table is again with lots of matches in hand. “You look to the top part of the table and, some teams, they have more matches than others. You look to the relegation area and it’s exactly the same. “In the top of the league we cannot say we need X points to be champions. “If you look at the relegation area, Fulham or Cardiff or Norwich, they cannot say ‘we need this number of points to survive’, because they don’t know, because Sunderland have matches in hand. “This, in the best league in the world, I don’t think is the best image we are giving and it’s not the best situation. “To play matches in hand in the last week of the season, I don’t think is adapted to this top football country.” Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore was in the Stamford Bridge media conference room while Mourinho was speaking. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes it is unacceptable that those playing for the Barclays Premier League title and to avoid relegation will not have completed the same number of games until the final week of the season.last_img read more

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NSE-led Corporate Challenge Race against Cancer Rounds off Third Edition in…

first_imgBy Sunday OkobiHundreds of individuals, corporate bodies and celebrities trooped out on the street of Lagos last weekend (May 14) to run against kin in the third edition of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Corporate Challenge tagged ‘e-Race Cancer’.The race which was organised by NSE in conjunction with the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) started at the Muri-Okunola Park, Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island aimed at raising awareness and funds for the purchase of 37 Mobile Cancer Centres (MCCs). Over 600 runners from 100 companies participated in the race that saw Paul Alabi from Aluko & Oyebode emerge the overall winner of this edition of the NSE Corporate Challenge race.​Anolue Uzochukwu from Cutix Plc and Austin Ani from Stanbic IBTC came second and third respectively, while Esther Obiekwe from Diamond Bank emerge the fastest female, and Rene Gabriel from Nigerian Breweries came first in the senior citizen category.Meanwhile, as its contribution towards the fight against cancer in Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria, has announced its support to a cancer awareness initiative tagged ‘e-Race Cancer’ organised by NSE.Commenting on the telco’s support to the initiative, Director of Corporate Communications and CSR, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Emeka Oparah, said Airtel Nigeria is committed to partnering credible organisations and platforms to improve the quality of lives of Nigerians.Speaking at the event, the Chief Executive Officer, NSE, Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, said: “At the NSE, we are determined to increase cancer survival rates in Nigeria by delivering Mobile Cancer Centres to provide free screening and treatment across Nigeria.“For this reason, we came up with the NSE Corporate Challenge to support those who are affected with cancer. It is heartening to see so many people step up to help those afflicted with cancer. The tremendous support shown by the community this year is evident from the overwhelming number of people who came out to run and volunteers who assisted. I would like to thank everyone for supporting this cause.”Onyema added: “I encourage all of you to get informed on cancer prevention and control and to raise awareness and reduce cancer risks. I am also using this platform to call on government at all levels, institutions and individuals to join this action with the goal of multiplying efforts to save lives, and to support initiatives aimed at fighting this dreadful disease.“It is precisely because every human life counts that the fight against cancer must be undertaken collectively.”The NSE Corporate Challenge race is a professionally organised and volunteer-driven initiative involving companies listed on the NSE broker dealer firms, non-listed companies and individuals who identify with the initiative.“This year, we worked in close partnership with various sponsors, media partners and volunteers including Stanbic IBTC Bank, Lafarge, Diamond Bank, FCMB, Union Bank of Nigeria, Seplat, Julius Berger, Heritage Bank, BusinessDay Newspaper, Channels Television, AIT, Nigeria Info FM, Rainbow FM, FRCN, Radio Continental, TVC, CNBC Africa, Proshare, Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency and Spar Nigeria.“The 2016 NSE Corporate Challenge also had Ali Baba, Burna Boy, Seyi Shay, Marcy Dolapo Oni, Gideon Okeke as well as Praize and TK from Chocolate City as race ambassadors.The contributions of these companies and individuals assisted in making the event a resounding success,” he remarked.However, Director of Corporate Communications and CSR, Airtel Nigeria, Oparah, said Airtel’s support for the ‘eRace Cancer’ is a demonstration of its commitment to Nigerians, noting that health intervention is one of the key pillars of Airtel’s CRS programmes for Nigerians.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Villa, Former Nigeria Barca Academy Coordinator Moved to USA

first_imgBernat Villa, pioneer technical director, Barca Academy Nigeria, has been appointed the coordinating technical director for the whole of United States of America . This elevation by the global body – FC Bercelona, is informed by his ability and passionate drive to see to the birth of the amazing projects conceptualised by the promoters and visioners of the Academy in Nigeria, acclaimed to be elitist and the best in Nigeria and first in sub-Saharan Africa, led by Leslie Oghomienor , chairman , Blaugrana Group International , the facilitators of the project in Nigeria, launched barely three years ago in Lagos, in a global cultural fiesta like well attended opening ceremony, with highly placed executive presence.Though seen as elitist, the Academy, which started at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere  Lagos, now has two additional facilities in Children International School, Lekki and Corona School, Gbagda, the Elite 96 Scholarship Project initiated in the in first year for exceptional and gifted children irrespective of their background, is the Academy ‘s way to give back. She has gone on several foreign trips and with a population of over  150 students and has won many trophies of which neither the Americans nor the Europeans have won. The Barca Academy Nigeria successes have become a role model and a spur for other Academies worldwide.In a chat with the media, recently, after a send forth dinner for a select few, in his honour in Lagos, the overwhelmed and joyous Villa, told the media that without the visionary direction and sound uncommon passion and endurable ideas of the team leader Leslie Oghomienor, the technical team which he led would not have achieved much. He further explained that Nigeria is his second home and he would always look forward to seeing his children – the amiable pioneer students of the Academy, whose parents, were  bold enough, to take the first step of faith, trusting in the drivers of the project’s confidence to deliver.‘I have travelled far and wide, training young and very young people, but have discovered that the Nigerian child is exceptional in energy, skills and talent, and proper honing is all he needs to live his dream and make Nigeria tall very tall in the spheres concern,’ he stated.He added that, ‘“Nigeria is a very beautiful country. Very well blessed rich diverse resources if articulately harness would make truly the giant she is in the community of the highly recognise super nation in the global arena. ‘In his response, Oghomienor was delighted that in such a short period the Academy has made tremendous impact both locally and internationally because of the technical team led by Bernat Villa, passionate total commitment to the cause, and his uncommon humane love for children who are missing him already .‘His success here is what informed his elevation. In this we are very proud. This is a clear indicator that we have walked a few good miles away from our point we took off three years ago. We are very grateful to alł our stakeholders,’ he stressed.It was also revealed that Academy’s new season barely a few weeks ago in all the three facilities in Lagos.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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International students at risk of deportation, barred entry in the fall due to new ICE visa policies

first_imgAnushka Sapra, a rising senior majoring in international relations and political economy, already signed a lease to live off campus this semester. Since March, Sapra, who is originally from Bangalore, India, has been living in California for the past few months, and is frustrated with the reasons laid out by ICE for students to return to their home countries. International students pursuing degrees in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities’ plans for the fall return comprise only online courses, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday. The move impacts international students who are either still residing in the United States or who have traveled to their home countries during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and are planning on returning. “It’s disappointing to see that [we] are being punished despite doing everything right,” Sapra said. “And not being cared for by a government that should be caring for you because you are here.” “I already signed a lease and my whole life is here; my friends are here; my mental health support system is here,” she said. “I have health insurance here, I don’t have health insurance in South Africa. So with COVID, that’s really scary if I were to go back and potentially get coronavirus and not have health insurance. Everything that’s important is here, even my money, bank accounts and phone contracts … I’ve kind of left my life in South Africa.” “Active students currently in the United States enrolled in such programs must depart the country or take other measures, such as transferring to a school with in-person instruction to remain in lawful status,” ICE wrote. “If not, they may face immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.” “It’s not like I can book a flight — there aren’t even emergency flights or repatriation flights being offered at the moment, so even if I really wanted to leave, I couldn’t,” she said. “But I don’t want to leave.” Some schools, such as the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, have already reached out to concerned students, pledging to work with the international student body on ways to configure schedules that can potentially include in-person instruction through field research and independent projects. Morteza Dehghani, an associate professor of psychology and computer science, and Leslie Berntsen, a psychology lecturer, wrote in tweets that while they await next steps from the administration, both professors would be willing to offer in-person independent study courses to help international students stay in the United States. At USC, the Marshall School of Business has already announced that all classes will be online for the fall, and the School of Cinematic Arts announced that all classes but one will be held online. The University said it would update the WebReg class registration system this week to reflect which classes will take place online and which will be in person. “I saw this for what it is … basically it has nothing to do with health and safety and any real concern with the pandemic, because this is very clearly a political move; it’s just another effort for the U.S. government to execute more atrocious immigration laws,” Sapra said. In the past few weeks, USC has made changes to its original plans for the fall semester, announcing that most classes will take place online and encouraging students to reconsider their arrangements to live on or near campus. This decision reverses announcements made earlier in the summer in which USC pledged to hold mostly hybrid courses for students, blending in-person and online instruction. According to Politico, the policy changes mark a distinct reversal from an announcement by President Donald Trump’s administration in early March when the Department of Homeland Security said students would be temporarily allowed to take online courses because of the unprecedeted nature of the pandemic. ICE’s Student Exchange and Visitor Program said that because of the coronavirus, temporary exemptions regarding online classes for summer semesters remain in place.  International students face uncertainty and risk of deportation following an announcement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Monday stating that students holding F-1 and M-1 visas may not reside in the U.S. under a full online course load. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) In Fall 2019, international students represented 25% of the student body. As a part of Project Restart, USC’s blueprint for the fall semester return in accordance with public health guidelines, administrators informed students that professors will record classes and make them available to watch asynchronously for students living in different timezones.  These professors echo calls from other faculty across the country scrambling to help students who face deportation. However, plans remain tentative, and many of USC’s other programs have yet to respond to the policy shift. Jay Goldstuck, a rising senior majoring in film and television production who hails from South Africa, said she is scared for the future following SCA’s announcement that all production classes will be held online. “My main reaction is just terrified because the wording of the update was pretty serious in that students who don’t comply with leaving the country will face removal proceedings, which is basically being deported,” Goldstuck said. “That makes it harder to get future visas.”center_img Goldstuck said she is also confused because there aren’t any commercial or emergency repatriation flights from the United States to South Africa. The University also wrote that deans and administrators are strongly advocating against the policy, alongside higher education professionals across the country. “The U.S. in 2020 is the only country that really punishes you for not being American — it’s like not being an American is a crime, no matter how valid your existence is here, no matter how valid your existence in this country is, no matter how many hoops you had to jump through to secure that, no matter how hard you worked to give yourself the opportunity to come here,” she said. “None of that matters because the passport you have is not American.” Goldstuck said she is currently looking to the Office of International Services and USC for guidance, though she said OIS has not been helpful in the past. But since University staff has been working from home and campus is not accessible to many international students at this time, the way forward is uncertain. OIS is, however, hosting a webinar for international students Tuesday to discuss the fall semester, travel restrictions and embassy closures. In a news release, ICE announced that students under F-1 and M-1 visas may not take a full course load online while remaining in the United States and that the U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in fully online schools and programs. Sapra said she is terrified and believes that the alternatives provided by ICE prove that there is little care for public health. Students either have the option to leave the country — which Sapra said causes more air travel during the pandemic — or transfer to another school that has in-person instruction — which Sapra said there are very few of, and a move that further damages the health of at-risk students. “Given the broad range of courses being offered, both in person and online, we are optimistic we will be able to support our international students to study in person safely if they wish, but it may take a few days,” USC wrote in an email to the community Wednesday. Sapra feels that the United States is disappointing thousands of students who pay to attend U.S. colleges, work and pay taxes in the United States and contribute to the U.S. economy. Sapra also said she made the difficult decision in March to stay in the United States and wait out the pandemic — being away from family and friends back home for months — because she knew it would be difficult to reenter the country in the fall. Now, she feels like she is being forced out. “I have all of my bank account information here. My phone, my therapy, my counselor, my friends are here,” Sapra said. “My family moved after I moved to college, so if I went back home, I would be going to a city that is a) in lockdown and b) where there is no one I know … and that’s just really scary. I’ve avoided going back home these past three years, because I was genuinely creating a life for myself here, and that’s now being thrown under the bus.” The decision also creates uncertainty for incoming international students set to live in USC housing and for returning international students who have already signed leases with off-campus housing providers. Incoming freshmen will not be able to defer their acceptances except in specific cases, including medical issues, religious obligations or required military service. Goldstuck has already signed a lease for the upcoming school year, which adds onto her stress over the lack of health insurance she has in her home country. The statement also announced that students at universities that, like USC, are using a hybrid learning system cannot take all of their classes online. USC told the Daily Trojan that it is aware of the situation and is “deeply troubled” by the new policy. Sapra, along with some international students, are looking to USC, not the government, for next steps and clarity on their status in the United States. Sapra said as a university that prides itself on diversity and geographic representation, she hopes the administration will fight for students and think of creative ways to keep students in the country. “This policy is especially concerning as it comes in the midst of a global health pandemic when universities need the autonomy and flexibility to adopt nuanced, multi-faceted models of instruction and research while preserving the health, safety and well-being of all our students, faculty, and staff,” USC wrote. This story was update on July 8 at 10:35 a.m. with a statement from USC.last_img read more

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