Dowling College Oakdale Campus Sold for $26M

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A bankruptcy judge approved the sale of defunct Dowling College’s historic waterfront Oakdale campus for $26.5 million to a private school this week.Judge Robert Grossman, who presides in Central Islip federal court, approved the sale to Princeton Education Center LLC. The company, which last week won an auction for the property, plans to open a bilingual K-12 school, The Associated Press reported.The 25-acre Oakdale campus was built on the former William Kissam Vanderbilt estate overlooking the Connetquot River. The college also had a 105-acre campus in Shirley that will be sold separately.Proceeds from the sales will be used to pay the $54 million in debt that the college accrued before the 48-year-old institution lost its accreditation, laid off nearly 500 professors and forced almost 2,000 students to transfer last summer. The college filed for bankruptcy last fall. Dowling, which blamed rising debt and declining enrollment for its closure, was one of several private nonprofit colleges nationwide to recently shutter.Locally, Briarcliffe College, a small for-profit college with campuses in Bethpage and Patchogue, announced last year that it’s closing in 2018. Its Patchogue campus is slated to become the new home of the Blue Point Brewing Co.The sale of Dowling’s main campus is one of two major college property transactions in Oakdale in recent months. Queens-based St. John’s University sold its 170-acre Oakdale campus for $22.4 million last year to nonprofit Amity University, a private nonprofit education group with schools worldwide.last_img read more

Raven swoops on Cardiff tower

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Bathroom Rules Must Protect, Not Enable

first_imgBilly Graham.org 16 January 2017Family First Comment: This is a superb commentary, and should be read by anyone who has daughters“The world has convinced too many of us that truth is bigotry, real love is hate, silence is golden and if it feels good it is good.”Boom!I wish I could tell you that my story is unique, but it’s not. Studies indicate that sexual abuse survivors represent one out of every five females.So when my boss at our local YMCA asked me to draft talking points to sell a new policy that would effectively open our organization’s numerous locker rooms and bathrooms on the basis of gender identity rather than biological sex, it was these girls that I thought of first.I thought of the innocent little ones getting ready for swimming class who might find themselves exposed to a predatory male. I thought of the girls who had already been violated and had worked so hard to reclaim their personal boundaries—and how damaging it would be for them to know that, at any moment, a male could invade their privacy and claim his right to be there. I thought of the numerous predators I had personally caught in our facilities trying to gain access to our girls. I worried about the implications for women’s sports teams and homeless shelters. The slippery slope was seemingly endless and cluttered with deeply harmful consequences for women.So I declined the assignment and appealed to the good Christian men around me to defend my cause, but no one would.And I got fired.I was soon employed by the statewide campaign to repeal the open locker room law in Washington state. When I realized that we were strongly opposed by heavyweight companies, I knew we would need the help of the local church in order to be successful.However, I was devastated by what I discovered next.The church, it seemed, was in the midst of its own identity crisis. While a few faithful churches rose to the challenge, most of our requests for help were met with the same response: We don’t want to be perceived as being unloving to the broken.One volunteer called more than 150 churches to ask for support, and only seven said yes.Too many churches have come to embrace a flawed definition of love, and it’s killing our witness and our impact.Since I first publicly shared my history of sexual trauma, I have heard from hundreds of women from across the country with heartbreaking stories. From lesbians to radical feminists to conservative Christians, one of the most painful but recurring themes in their stories is this: When I asked the churches to help me, no one would.But, dear church, our need to feel loving cannot supersede our responsibility to truly love well. The world has convinced too many of us that truth is bigotry, real love is hate, silence is golden and if it feels good it is good. There’s nothing wrong with transgender ideology, right? After all, God loves everyone, doesn’t He?But true love isn’t defined by the world; it’s defined by the One who laid down His life to redeem the world. And the Jesus model doesn’t always feel warm and fuzzy. Sometimes it’s unspeakably lonely and wildly unpopular. Jesus said “Come as you are,” but He never said “Stay as you are.” Instead, He said, “Go and sin no more.” In order for the church to be salt and light, we need pastors who are prepared to contend with the brutal reality that salt stings wounds and that light blinds those who are committed to darkness. True love looks as much like Gethsemane as it does like Heaven, and sometimes it will feel like death.READ MORE: https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/january-2017/bathroom-rules-must-protect-not-enable/?sharer=1Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Nearly 100 farm families receive century farming award

first_imgRushMahan1918Centennial RipleyOtte/Webster1866Sesquicentennial RipleyNaylor1846Sesquicentennial BartholomewGuinn1836Sesquicentennial FranklinFledderman1918Centennial RipleyObendorf1865Sesquicentennial JacksonRieckers1852Sesquicentennial DecaturKirchhoff1919Centennial CountyAward NameHomestead DateAward Type JacksonGoecker (Pfenning)1857Sesquicentennial JenningsElsner1919Centennial DearbornHopping1816Centennial, Sesquicentennial & Bicentennial JacksonBishop1914Centennial FayetteJack & Milah Frost1819Bicentennial BartholomewBurney1918Centennial SwitzerlandHall1908Centennial RipleyNarwold1866Sesquicentennial BartholomewLarry Speaker1908Centennial FranklinSiefert1869Sesquicentennial BartholomewThayer1854Centennial & Sesquicentennial Indianapolis, IN — Friday at the Indiana State Fair, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 96 farming families with the Hoosier Homestead Award, setting a new record in the program’s 40-year history.To be named a Hoosier Homestead, the farm had to be kept in the family for at least 100 consecutive years, and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year.Since the program was established in 1976, more than 5,600 families have received the award.“The vast majority of farms in Indiana are family-owned and operated,” Crouch said. “They are the foundation we rely on as a society, which is something we must never take for granted. It was an honor to recognize these families at the great Indiana State Fair.”Families were eligible for three different award distinctions. Based on the age of the farm, they received the Centennial Award for 100 years, Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years or Bicentennial Award for 200 years of ownership.Notably, the Bicentennial Award was presented to five families during Friday’s ceremony.“Seeing so many generational farming families all in one place was truly humbling,” Kettler said. “They are the lifeblood of our state, and recognizing their legacy and perseverance today was a tremendous honor.”The following list includes the area 2019 summer Hoosier Homestead Award recipients. ScottSmith1817Sesquicentennial & Bicentennial FranklinLogan1919Centenniallast_img read more

The Latest: Duke to open football season with no fans

first_img Associated Press August 24, 2020 Duke says traditional parking lots used by fans on gameday will be closed. The school will contact football fans who have purchased season or single-game tickets or have seating and suite contracts in Blue Devil Tower regarding potential options.The school will allow fans to purchase a fan cutout of a person or pet to be placed in seats for football games. The school will offer varied packages and stadium locations along with weekly prize drawings and the ability to have football coach David Cutcliffe autograph the cutout.The school says sales proceeds will go to Duke Athletics for student-athlete support.Athletics director Kevin White says it is “imperative to be both adaptable and compliant in anticipation of hosting fans in the near future.”___ The Latest: Duke to open football season with no fans Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Duke will open its season for football and other fall sports with no fans at home games because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Norwegian government says it will make an exception from its travel ban to accommodate a Nations League soccer game against Austria on Sept. 4 in Oslo.Culture and sports minister Abid Q. Raja says “we make this exception to ensure that both teams can field a full crew.”Raja adds “this is not a general exception … this is an exception for this match.”Norway captain Omar Elabdellaoui and striker Alexander Soerloth both play in Turkey.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

MBB : SU freshmen continue learning as Orange travels for 1st Big East road game

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments The freshmen displayed potential in their first foray into Big East basketball. Due to a remarkable performance by Syracuse as a whole, blowing away Seton Hall, Rakeem Christmas and Michael Carter-Williams each received a handful of minutes on the court.Both performed in 11 minutes of action apiece. Christmas recorded seven points and two blocks. Carter-Williams gave out two assists and picked up two steals, all without a turnover.‘I like to get him as many minutes as we can and if we need him, he will be ready,’ SU head coach Jim Boeheim said of Carter-Williams after the Orange defeated Seton Hall Wednesday. ‘He’s a good player, but he’s just playing behind guys that are better. He’ll get some time.’The eleven minutes apiece were more generous portions of court time than Christmas and Carter-Williams received in Syracuse’s other tests this season. Each gave an encouraging performance that could perhaps lead to even more confidence and trust in the youngsters. And as No. 1 Syracuse (14-0, 1-0 Big East) travels to play DePaul (9-3, 0-0) on Sunday at 5 p.m. in Allstate Arena, the Orange are playing the perennial bottom-feeder of the Big East. If the game is at all like last season’s 107-59 whacking of the Blue Demons in the Carrier Dome, the walk-ons could even get some time.But it’s still the first Big East road game for two freshmen, and this DePaul team has already won more games (nine) than last year’s did in the entire season (seven).AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We know going on the road in the Big East is no easy task for any opponent,’ SU guard Scoop Jardine said after the win over Seton Hall. ‘We are all going to get better, especially the young guys like Rakeem Christmas and Michael Carter-Williams.’Christmas has started every game at forward so far this season, but he’s had a transition similar to what center Fab Melo endured last year. In the Orange’s two games in Madison Square Garden against Virginia Tech and Stanford in November, Christmas started the game, but sat out the entire second half as C.J. Fair and James Southerland took his place.While he starts, the freshman receives the eighth-most minutes of any player on the team, seeing an average of 12.8 minutes per game.After Syracuse’s win over Bucknell, Boeheim said it’s the physical adjustments that big men have to make in order to be efficient at the collegiate level. Christmas is ‘too nice,’ Boeheim said.‘Rakeem and Michael are very capable freshmen — highly talented out of high school as you all know,’ SU forward Kris Joseph said after the Orange beat Bucknell. ‘Rakeem just showed a little bit of what he can do.‘He really hasn’t even scratched the surface of his potential and Michael can do the same thing.’Carter-Williams’ playing time has fluctuated for different reasons. Jardine’s backup at point guard, the freshman has displayed an innate ability to take care of the ball — just 11 turnovers thus far. He had eight assists to no turnovers in an Orange win over George Washington in early December.But he’s struggled to shoot, making just 35 percent of his shots from the field, 2-of-10 from 3-point range and 9-of-17 from the free-throw line. Against North Carolina State on Dec. 17, he played just two minutes because the Wolfpack defenders ducked under screens, giving SU’s guards a chance to shoot from deep.That’s not the freshman guard’s strength.‘I think we’ve got four good guards, we really do,’ Boeheim said after SU’s 88-72 win over NC State. ‘Obviously the three veteran guards are a step ahead, but Michael is a very good guard. I was very impressed with him, he made a couple good plays tonight.’If SU blows out the Blue Demons Sunday, Christmas and Carter-Williams should end up getting a solid taste of a conference road game. But in the Orange’s other games outside of the Carrier Dome — the two at MSG and one at NC State — the freshmen have spent more time watching and learning than learning through experience.Carter-Williams’ two turnovers in two minutes against Stanford exemplified the learning curve he and Christmas still have to endure.‘This will be their first true test, first conference game on the road,’ Jardine said. ‘And I am going to help them through it.’[email protected]center_img Published on December 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjrlast_img read more

Trojans score late-inning run, defeat LMU Lions 2-1

first_imgJust about everything was frozen at Dedeaux Field on Wednesday night.Fans, media, broadcasters —and bats.Just enough · Junior shortstop James Roberts (above) finished 0-3 against Loyola Marymount, but the Trojans got help from junior designated hitter Jake Hernandez (2-4) and senior second baseman Adam Landecker (2-3). – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanIt looked for a long time like neither team would ever push a runner across home plate, and neither did until the seventh inning. Then, with USC and Loyola Marymount tied at one in the eighth, senior center fielder Greg Zebrack led off with an infield single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by junior shortstop James Roberts. With two outs, freshman right fielder Vahn Bozoian bounced a ball past the Lions’ third baseman and into left field, scoring Zebrack from second for what proved to be the winning run.True freshman pitcher Kyle Davis came on to get the last three outs in the ninth, having pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings in Sunday’s 4-3 win over Nebraska. He dispatched the Lions in quick fashion, allowing just one runner on an infield hit.“Kyle did what we expect him to,” USC coach Dan Hubbs said, showing tremendous confidence in his young closer. “He’s comfortable out there in the big spot.”Scoring was far from plentiful for the majority of the game. For six innings, USC and Loyola Marymount battled in a scoreless contest, with just five combined runners reaching as far as second base.Trojans starter Brent Wheatley threw five shutout innings in his collegiate debut but was outdone by Lions starter Patrick McGrath, who threw six.“I could have gone four more (innings),” Wheatley said emphatically. “But I’m thrilled with the start. It was awesome.”In the top of the seventh, the Lions put runners at the corners with one down against senior reliever Matt Munson. LMU left fielder Mitchell Esser laid down a swinging bunt that traveled no more than 15 feet up the third baseline. USC sophomore catcher Garrett Stubbs could have let it roll foul, but instead chose to pounce on the ball, hoping to tag out the oncoming utility Kevin Garcia from third base. But Stubbs couldn’t pick up the ball cleanly, and when he finally did Garcia had already leapt over him for the game’s first run.     The Trojans played small ball of their own to get the run back in the bottom of the seventh. Junior third baseman Kevin Swick led off with a walk, advanced to second on a bunt and to third on a wild pitch. Senior second baseman Adam Landecker brought him in with a liner down the left field line for an RBI double.“It was huge to get that run back,” Hubbs said. “We’ve talked over and over about being able to answer after they score and being able to shut down after we score. And we did those both today.”Between Wheatley, Davis and Bozoian, the Trojans had all freshmen collecting the win, the save and the game-winning hit, respectively.“Well, we do have 16 of them,” Hubbs joked. “And we’ve got plenty more who we’ve got to find times to get in games.”The Trojans are a young team, especially on the mound. Freshman Kyle Twomey started for USC on Sunday. Of the nine pitchers to have taken the mound for the Trojans this year, five are freshmen. The Trojans start a pair of freshmen in the outfield as well in Bozoian and Timmy Robinson, with Turner Clouse mixed in at times, too.“This freshman group is a really tight group,” Wheatley said. “We’ve got a lot of great players, too, but more importantly we’re really close and we’re always pushing each other and rooting for each other.”With just one day off before the weekend, more freshmen figure to see action when the Trojans take on Cal State Northridge in a three-game set starting Friday. The series will start at Dedeaux Field on Friday before moving to Northridge on Saturday and finally returning to Dedeaux for the finale on Sunday, where Twomey will be on the mound.last_img read more

Ghana vs Guinea Bissau: Christian Atsu ruled out, Jonathan Mensah doubtful

first_imgChristian Atsu has been tentatively ruled out of Ghana’s last Group F game against Guinea Bissau on Tuesday after he picked up a muscle injury in Ghana’s 0-0 draw against Cameroon last Saturday.Center back, Jonathan Mensah, meanwhile, remains doubtful for the game after also picking up an injury against Cameroon.Both players were sent for scans on Sunday and head coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed Atsu’s injury is severe but indicated that Mensah’s situation will be monitored closely during this evening’s training session in Suez.“The doctor took Atsu for a scan and Jonathan as well who also picked up an injury. We will have today’s training and we wait for the full report.“According to the doctor, Atsu doesn’t look good but Jonathan will take part in the training session today to assess his situation,” Appiah said at his pre-match press conference.Kwesi Appiah however maintained that he still has enough options at the center back position to cover for the absence of Jonathan Mensah, if he fails to recover, and Kasim Nuhu, who is suspended for the game.“We have about 5 players who can play at center back so hopefully we should be fine,” Appiah said.Ghana must beat Guinea Bissau in their last Group F game in Suez to qualify to the round of 16.The game will take place at the 27,000 capacity Suez Stadium, home of Egyptian Premier League side, Petrojet.Kick off is at 6pm local time, 4pm in Ghana.last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know when USA takes on Thailand

first_imgThe wait is over. The U.S. women’s national team will take the field Tuesday to compete in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup with its first match against Thailand in Group F. Thailand, ranked 34th in the world by FIFA, is relatively new to the World Cup stage as it first made the tournament in 2015 after finishing fifth at the 2014 AFC Women’s Asian Cup. In 2015, Thailand was the only nation to win a game without progressing to the knockout round, mainly because it gave up too many goals in losses to Germany and Norway.  Back again in 2019, Thailand hopes to prove it’s here to stay. Led by Nuengruethai Sathongwien, 47, the Thai national team has seen some changes in leadership over the past few years. Sathongwien became the first woman head coach in 2014, but resigned in 2016. Former Manchester City defender Spencer Prior then took over. He stepped down in 2017, allowing Sathongwien to return.  Related News In contrast, the Americans are one of the most experienced teams entering the tournament as they look to defend their title. The U.S. enters with more World Cup games played (43), wins (33), goals (112) and titles (three) than any other country. The U.S. is also the only nation to reach the final four in each World Cup. The USWNT has won its last six games by a combined score of 23-3, keeping five clean sheets in the process.The match kicks off Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France. When was the last time the U.S. played Thailand?The United States and Thailand have met just once before. They played in a friendly in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 15, 2016, resulting in a 9-0 win for the USWNT. Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings Thailand player to watchOrathai Srimanee: The midfielder has been a member of Thailand’s national team since 2009 and has played an integral role in her team’s success on the international stage. She scored the nation’s first two goals in the 2015 World Cup, ultimately setting the team up for a 3-2 win over Ivory Coast. Srimanee has become a regular starter playing in a similar role as she did four years ago. “The value of playing at the Women’s World Cup can inspire many young girls to play football”🇹🇭@FAThailand’s Orathai Srimanee discusses 2015 #FIFAWWC legacy, and her #WAC2018 hopesREAD 👀👉 https://t.co/37FI7k1GFS pic.twitter.com/byQlRPD6DC— FIFA Women’s World Cup (@FIFAWWC) April 4, 2018Three Opta facts to knowThough Carli Lloyd has started just one of the USWNT’s 10 games in 2019, she has had a hand in eight of the team’s 29 goals, which is tied for the most of any American player.Thailand has lost 11 of their last 12 games, giving up multiple goals in all 11 defeats.Tobin Heath has scored in five of the USA’s last seven games. Lloyd (3) and Sam Mewis (3) are the only other Americans to score in more than two of those games.4 – Kanjana Sungngoen scored four goals at the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup for Thailand – the only player to score more at the tournament was China PR’s Li Ying (seven). Fantastic. #FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/hzd178msd0— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 5, 2019PredictionUSA 6, Thailand 0Based on experience alone, Thailand won’t be a challenge for the United States. The Americans are ranked No. 1 in the world and it’s likely they will keep a clean sheet through the group stage opener.last_img read more

On the day of the special county GOP convention, Minert drops out of Cerro Gordo County Recorder race

first_imgMASON CITY — One of the three Republican candidates for Cerro Gordo County Recorder has withdrawn his name from consideration. Mason City businessman Steve Minert had announced his intent to seek the office on the heels of the announcement by longtime Recorder Colleen Pearce that she was retiring. Minert, who co-owns the Harley-Davidson dealerships in Mason City and Charles City, says in a written statement that he’s dropping out due to business reasons, adding that dealership sales territories for the company are being expanded and he doesn’t have the time to currently seek public office. Cerro Gordo County Republicans are holding a special convention today to decide their nominee. County deputy treasurer TJ Shovein and Rockwell city councilman Larry Wentz are the two remaining publicly declared candidates. The winner of the special convention will face Democrat AnnMarie Legler, who has worked for Cerro Gordo County for 13 years, the last eight in the Recorder’s office, in the November general election to fill the remainder of Pearce’s term. Pearce retired after more than 30 years as the County Recorder.last_img read more