CARA stands for "countable athletically related activities," limiting playing and practice sessions for student-athletes. According to the Free Press, Players were also allegedly told to avoid telling trainers they were injured, do extra workouts to show their commitment to the program and to drop classes that interfered with practice time. … [Read more...] about Detroit Mercy women’s basketball coach accused of emotionally abusing players; season canceled
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More advocacy came on March 28, 2020, when San Francisco Employees’ Retirement System board member Brian Stansbury introduced Grady Joseph, the Office of Emergency Services' assistant director of recovery operations, and Paul Teng of Himalaya Capital through an email, the records show. Teng followed up with a message to Joseph, writing, "We have a deep relationship with BYD which is now the largest mask maker in the world," noting he facilitated one order and added, "Happy to make the same connection as well. My number is below if you need to reach me." … [Read more...] about A China-based firm scored a $1B N95 mask contract with California. A document trove shows how.
Bronfman’s lawyers have argued she deserves leniency because she had no direct involvement in the most disturbing allegations and has a health condition that could put her at greater risk for a coronavirus infection if incarcerated. But in court papers, prosecutors argued she deserved a serious punishment since, “There can be little doubt that Raniere would not have been able to commit the crimes with which he was convicted were it not for powerful allies like Bronfman.” … [Read more...] about Seagram’s heiress faces sentencing in upstate New York sex slave case
Authorities said Raniere, who is known as “Vanguard” in the organization, formed a secretive group within NXIVM that had women join a slave-master club called “Dominus Obsequious Sororium,” which translates to “Master Over the Slave Woman.” … [Read more...] about Nxivm cult leader coerced women into sex, branded initials on his ‘slaves,’ authorities say
In a town with plenty of formidable pizzas, Pollara sets itself apart by focusing on rectangular, Roman-style pizza al taglio, where customers traditionally order by the gram (here, by the ounce) and their slices get cut using scissors (“al taglio” means “by the cut” in Italian). Restaurateurs Kayta and Jon Smulewitz, also known for Oakland’s now-closed Dopo, opened it in Berkeley in September 2019, inspired by a fortuitous visit to the famed pizza al taglio spot Pizzarium while touring Rome. While Dopo’s menu was inspired by the foods of Jon Smulewitz’s Sicilian American upbringing, Pollara represents a new direction for the chef. … [Read more...] about One of the Bay Area’s most captivating pizzerias is a Roman spot where airy, bubbly crusts reign