Governor Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Bill, Four Others Into Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Results,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed new legislation that will strengthen Pennsylvania school districts’ ability to crack down on hazing, and require school boards to adopt anti-hazing policy. House Bill 1574, sponsored by Rep. Ron Marsico, amends the current Anti-Hazing Law of 1986.“This expansion of the current anti-hazing law, which currently applies only to institutes of higher education, is a huge step in keeping Pennsylvania students protected from bullying and abuse,” Governor Wolf said. “Children need to feel safe during the school day, as well as after school, in order to achieve the highest educational success. This bill will allow schools take necessary steps to help ensure that.”HB 1574 takes several steps to address hazing issues in schools:• Expands the current law to apply to secondary schools, defined as any public or private school providing instruction to grades 7 through 12• Amends the definition of hazing to apply the prohibited behaviors to any person, rather than only a student• Requires each governing board of a secondary school to adopt a written anti-hazing policy and to provide this policy, along with the school’s rules, penalties, and program enforcement, to all athletic coaches involved with the school’s programs• Requires each governing board of a secondary school to post its written anti-hazing policy on its website• Amends the enforcement and penalties subsection of the law to provide that expulsion may also be a penalty for a violation of the institution’s anti-hazing rulesThe new law will take effect on July 25, 2016.Governor Wolf also signed four other bills into law, including:Act 28 – House Bill 944, sponsored by Rep. Taylor, amends the Community & Economic Improvement Act streamlining operation of neighborhood improvement districts, within cities of the first class.Act 29 – House Bill 1200, sponsored by Rep. Taylor, repeals a 1903 law that was moved by a subsequent statute but was never repealed.Act 30 – House Bill 1310, sponsored by Rep. Donatucci, amends Title 35 (Health & Safety), in emergency telephone service, providing for prohibited release of information.Act 32 – House Bill 1788, sponsored by Rep. White, amends the Community & Economic Improvement Act providing for special financing assessments. Governor Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Bill, Four Others Into Law May 24, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Unbeatable location proves alluring for Glitter Strip sale

first_imgThe apartment sprawls over an entire floor.According to vendor Odette Hall, that’s unlikely to change.“The front of the building is extended forward to exceed other properties, so we’re not going to be built in and lose the beach view,” said Ms Hall.Aside from the standout vista, the unit also features exotic timber, granite and marble finishes across its three-bedroom, three-bathroom layout. There’s also a study and a media room. The latest in technology is also at your fingertips — literally — with fingerprint security access. 9 ‘Allure’ 1 Northcliffe Tce, Surfers Paradise has a $3.5 million price tag.THIS exclusive beachfront Surfers Paradise residence, listed for $3.5 million, has already attracted attention from overseas buyers, eager to be front and centre on the Glitter Strip.Occupying the entire ninth floor of the 13-floor ‘Allure’ residential building, the luxuy apartment boasts uninterrupted, beachfront views from every room. Room with a view. Soak in the bath while watching the surf.“It’s apartment living, but it’s more like a house on stilts because you have a huge kitchen, a separate dining room and all the bedrooms have an ensuite,” Ms Hall said. It has made a wonderful residence for entertaining since Ms Hall bought the unit as new in 2011.“I have had guests and they just don’t want to leave. They’re claiming the guest room forever,” Ms Hall said.Marketing agent Russell Rollington of First National Real Estate Surfers Paradise, said the residence is an ideal holiday home. Is it a picture or real life? The beach is perfectly framed by a large window.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa21 hours ago The property has timber and granite finishes.‘The property has recently hit the market and we have already received strong interest from local, interstate and overseas buyers looking for a unique holiday home or to live in full time,” he said.“We do not expect it to last to long over the coming holiday period.”Ms Hall said the new owners of apartment number nine will be in good company.“The other people who own the apartments, because these are exclusive units you have quality people who live there.” The balcony boasts uninterrupted beachfront views.In fact, Ms Hall is moving to one of the upstairs apartments, to continue living in the beachfront complex. It just has that kind of Allure.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgWednesday’s decision ends the moratorium on combat sports in Nevada in place since March 14, when the commission stopped competition amid the coronavirus pandemic.The UFC immediately confirmed its plans to stage a show without fans in attendance on Saturday night at the UFC Apex arena on its expansive corporate complex, followed by the UFC 250 pay-per-view show at the same place June 6. Top Rank is expected to hold boxing shows at the MGM Grand on June 9 and June 11.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— A 16-player team tennis event featuring Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu (an-dree-EHS’-koo) will take place next month at the LTP Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. The Credit One Bank Invitation will also include Victoria Azarenka, Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys. It will be played from June 23-28. Organizers say the event will be conducted without fans. The event will work with the Medical University of South Carolina to ensure safety and health protocols are adhered to. To minimize people necessary on site, players will call their own lines and get assistance from only one ball person and one official on court.— If the postponed French Open tennis tournament is held in September, it could be staged with a limited number of spectators or without any fans at all. The general director of the French tennis federation tells The Associated Press that limiting the number of people allowed inside the gates at Roland Garros to varying degrees is an option that is being considered. He says keeping everyone away from the tournament would be a last resort. The French Open set an attendance record in 2019 with more than a half-million spectators. Several general managers on Wednesday said they were told that would be the anticipated roster limit. Each team is limited to 50 personnel of any kind in one of the two cities that would host games.The NHL has decided to abandon the rest of the regular season and go straight into the playoffs with 24 teams instead of 16, if play is allowed to resume. The top four teams in each conference would get byes. The other 16 would face off in best-of-five series in the qualifying round.The league says training camp isn’t expected to begin before early July. If the NHL goes ahead with its 24-team playoff format, games could begin in late July or early August.In other NHL news:— The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into whatever becomes of the NHL postseason without forward Nick Bjugstad (BYOOG’-stad). The team announced Wednesday that Bjugstad underwent spinal surgery to repair a herniated disk. General manager Jim Rutherford said the surgery was necessary after Bjugstad had a “setback” while recovering from a lower-body injury suffered just before the NHL went on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The surgery ends a star-crossed season for Bjugstad, who appeared in just 13 games in his first full year with the Penguins. Update on the latest sports May 27, 2020 The Times says one of the horses to test positive for lidocaine was Charlatan, considered a top contender for the Belmont Stakes in June.Baffert says he’s disappointed the Arkansas Racing Commission has violated its rules about confidentiality until the stewards have weighed in with a ruling.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — Packers running back Aaron Jones says he wants to remain in Green Bay for his entire career and that he won’t let speculation about his future distract him as he enters the final season of his contract.The Packers drafted Boston College running back A.J. Dillon in the second round last month, a move that raised questions about Jones’ long-term future with the franchise.During a Zoom session with reporters Wednesday, Jones said he won’t need his contract status to provide any extra motivation in following up a breakthrough season that ended one game shy of the Super Bowl.The 2017 fifth-round draft pick from UTEP tied Tennessee’s Derrick Henry for the NFL lead in touchdown runs with 16. He matched Carolina’s All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey for first place in total touchdowns with 19 last season. He was the first Packer to rank No. 1 in the NFL in either touchdown runs or total touchdowns since Jim Taylor in 1962.Jones, who also caught 49 passes last year, became the second Packer to gain 1,500 yards from scrimmage and score 19-plus touchdowns in the same season. Ahman Green accomplished it in 2003.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNHL-NEWSNHL teams likely to have 28-player rostersUNDATED (AP) — The NHL has advised its teams to prepare for a roster of 28 players and an unlimited number of goaltenders for training camp and the playoffs if it can return this summer. — The pause in the NHL season has allowed the hard-luck Columbus Blue Jackets to get healthy again. The Blue Jackets had a group of veterans sidelined and were patching together lines with rookies when the season was halted in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now with plans for the playoffs moving forward for this summer, Columbus is expected to be at near full strength, according to general manager Jarmo Kekalainen. He said in a conference call Wednesday with reporters that includes star defenseman Seth Jones and the team’s leading scorer, Oliver Bjorkstrand, both of whom had broken a foot. And goalies Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins will be healthy simultaneously for the time since late December.— Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman (EYE’-zur-muhn) is keeping coach Jeff Blashill despite another lackluster season. Yzerman told reporters his previously announced plans to keep Blashill behind the bench have not changed. Blashill has a losing record over five seasons in Detroit. The NHL abandoned the rest of the regular season on Tuesday. Detroit had a league-low 17 wins in its 71-game season.— The NHL’s Vancouver Canucks are considering moving training camp to the United States because of Canada’s 14-day mandatory quarantine requirement for those arriving in the country. Canucks general manager Jim Benning says the team is still in the early stages of that possibility. He said he has talked to colleagues with other Canadian teams about the quarantine regulation and how it might put them at a competitive disadvantage. Camps aren’t expected to begin before July 1.NFL-PACKERS-JONESPackers’ Jones says his contract status won’t distract him — The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved Keeneland’s request for a five-day, spectator-free meet July 8-12 that will allow the running of marquee prep races for the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks. Keeneland canceled its 16-day spring meet in March amid public health concerns because of the coronavirus outbreak. That initially eliminated the $600,000 Grade 2 Blue Grass and $400,000 Grade 1 Ashland, which award points toward the Derby and its sister race for fillies, Oaks. The Ashland and Blue Grass are now back in play for the Oaks and Derby, which are set for Sept.BAFFERT-HORSE DRUG TESTSReports: 2 horses trained by Bob Baffert fail drug testsLOS ANGELES (AP) — Published reports say that two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance.The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal have cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive tests occurred during the recent meet at Oaklawn in Arkansas. NBA-KNICKS-FRONT OFFICEKnicks hire 3 executives to work in Rose’s front officeNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks hired three executives Wednesday as they build the front office around new President Leon Rose.Brock Aller was hired as vice president of basketball and strategic planning, Walt Perrin is the assistant general manager for college scouting and Frank Zanin the assistant general manager for pro scouting.Aller spent seven seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the last three as senior director of basketball operations. Perrin had been with the Utah Jazz for 19 seasons, including the final 12 as vice president of player personnel. Zanin is a former assistant general manager of the Brooklyn Nets who had most recently worked as Oklahoma City’s pro scout for three years.The Knicks also announced a one-year extension for general manager Scott Perry through the 2020-21 season. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNevada approves return of UFC, boxing in Las VegasUNDATED (AP) — Mixed martial arts and boxing are back in business in Las Vegas. The Nevada Athletic Commission has unanimously agreed to allow two UFC events and two Top Rank boxing shows in Las Vegas over the next two weeks.last_img read more