Lawyers deliver oral arguments to appellate court on ESPN lawsuit

first_imgAttorneys from Notre Dame and ESPN delivered oral arguments before a three-judge panel in the Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday, the latest development in a lawsuit hinging on Notre Dame Security Police’s (NDSP) status as either a public or private agency, the South Bend Tribune reported Tuesday afternoon.Lucy Du ESPN argued in its appeal that Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act (APRA), in its current state, applies to private campus police departments, despite the decision issued in Notre Dame’s favor by St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Steven Hostetler last April.“What we know from Notre Dame’s own crime logs is they arrest, search, interrogate for crimes such as rape, burglary, larceny, aggravated battery, counterfeit, drug possession, DUIs — these are not the actions of your library security guard who is there to make sure that kids don’t take books,” ESPN attorney Maggie Smith said, according to an audio recording of the oral arguments available on the Indiana Judicial Branch’s website.ESPN filed a lawsuit against the University in January 2015 after NDSP refused to release incident reports related to student-athletes on two separate occasions.Since October 2014, two state officials — Public Access Counselor Luke Britt and Attorney General Greg Zoeller — have said they believe Notre Dame to be subject to APRA. Although Hostetler ruled in Notre Dame’s favor, he said there were “persuasive reasons” for the Indiana legislature to amend public record laws.During the appeal, the judges referenced Indiana House Bill 1022, which would change state law to require private university police departments to disclose certain records. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate in January and will soon be voted on in the Senate.Throughout the trial process, Notre Dame has maintained its stance that Indiana lawmakers did not intend for APRA to apply to private colleges and universities.“Certainly, the question before the court here is whether or not the Notre Dame police department is a public agency subject to the law,” Notre Dame attorney Damon Leichty said. “… We think the statute is plainly clear. We think the specific provision that defines ‘law enforcement agency’ clearly does not capture this department.”Leichty said NDSP derives its power to arrest from the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, not the state. However, Judge Rudolph Pyle questioned how this power to arrest was “magically” given to the Board of Trustees, when the state of Indiana is listed as the authority behind any charges.NDSP currently releases a limited amount of information about campus crimes, in compliance with the Cleary Act, which applies to all schools that receive federal funding.Smith argued there are already mechanisms in place that allow public colleges and universities to fulfill with their Cleary Act obligations and their obligations to comply with public record laws.“The functions performed by the Notre Dame police department, in its context of being an educational police force, are exactly the same as the functions performed from IU, Purdue, Ball State,” she said. “[They] are subject to both, and they do it just fine.”If the court finds private universities to be subject to public record laws, Leichty said other private entities with police departments — including hospitals, investigation agencies and railroad companies — would be impacted.Chief Judge Nancy Vaidik said the court would issue a ruling “as soon as possible,” though she did not provide a timeline.Tags: APRA, Espn appeal, ESPN lawsuit, NDSPlast_img read more

The construction of the Tourist Resort Uvala Livka on Šolta is becoming a strategic project of the Republic of Croatia

first_imgWith the realization of the 1st phase of the project, it is planned to invest over 500 million kuna and create 250 new jobs The project envisages the construction of an elite tourist resort, which includes the construction of a 5 * hotel, with a total capacity of approximately 100 rooms, SPA and wellness center, club house with restaurant, coffee bar, beach club for hotel guests, as well as construction of 29 villas and 23 bungalows that will be branded by the elite hotel operator. With the realization of the 1st phase of the Project, it is planned to create 250 new jobs. As a representative of the investor, the company Azurna uvala doo, the Agreement was signed by the director Milenko Bijedić, accompanied by the Mayor of Šolta Nikola Cecic-Karuzic, who emphasized that this project is of special importance for the island of Solta, as well as for the whole of Dalmatia, as well as the further development of Croatian tourism. The total investment value of the entire project is estimated at HRK 1.075.750.000, while the project is declared strategic only in the part related to the 1st phase of implementation, the planned investment value of HRK 508.899.597,00 and the creation of approximately 250 new jobs. Further phases of the project are planned to be realized when the conditions for that are met, and so far about 183 million kuna of private capital has been invested in the preparation and development of the project. On that occasion, Minister Darko Horvat expressed satisfaction that another large project is being put into fast procedure, after the same thing was done last week with the geothermal power plant project that is planned to be built in Draškovac. “This is another indicator of the direction we have set for ourselves and the proactive approach we have taken towards domestic and foreign investors. By creating a stimulating framework and a positive investment climate, we make a great contribution to the realization of important projects throughout our beautiful country.”, The Minister pointed out.center_img This created all the necessary preconditions for initiating the procedure of passing the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia on declaring this project a strategic project of the Republic of Croatia. Yesterday, the Ministry of the Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts signed an Agreement on the preparation and implementation of the strategic investment project of the Republic of Croatia Tourist Resort “Uvala Livka, island of Solta”. Cover photo: TZ Šoltalast_img read more

Manchester United sack Louis van Gaal

first_imgLouis van Gaal has been sacked as manager of Manchester United, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho set to be named as his replacement.Van Gaal, 64, leaves after two years of a three-year contract and is currently discussing severance terms. The former Netherlands boss is believed to earn around £6.4m a year.Mourinho’s appointment is expected to be confirmed after the 53-year-old Portuguese meets with senior United officials on Tuesday.It is not yet certain what future Ryan Giggs, Van Gaal’s assistant, has at Old Trafford or what will happen to the rest of the coaching team.BBC Sport reported on Saturday that United’s FA Cup win over Crystal Palace would be Van Gaal’s last game in charge.BBC sports editor Dan Roan reported on Saturday that Van Gaal’s sacking would be confirmed on MondayHe arrived at Manchester United’s training ground at 0845 BST on Monday.Forty-five minutes later, League Managers Association lawyer Paul Gilroy QC also drove into Carrington.Gilroy is the same employment barrister who acted for David Moyes when he was sacked as manager by United in 2014.Gilroy arrived around 0930 and was initially refused entry.He returned approximately 15 minutes later and was allowed in, refusing to answer questions about the reason for his presence.According to his profile page on the Nine St John Street Chambers  website,Gilroy has advised and acted for a number of football clients.They include Roy Hodgson, Martin O’Neill, Sir Alex Ferguson, Harry Redknapp, Roy Keane, Roberto Martinez, Sam Allardyce, Brendan Rodgers, Alan Pardew, Nigel Pearson and Steve McClaren.Van Gaal took control of United after leading the Netherlands to the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.The Old Trafford club finished fourth in the Premier League in his first season in charge to qualify for the Champions League.But they finished fifth this term and will play in the Europa League next season.They only scored 49 league goals, too, their lowest total since 1989-90.Saturday’s FA Cup success at Wembley gave United a first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson delivered the Premier League title in 2013 in his last season before retirement, but it was not enough to stop Van Gaal from losing his job.Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea last December, just seven months after leading the London club to the Premier League title.Jose Mourinho won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2005, 2006 and 2015Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Can Kyle Korver make Giannis Antetokounmpo a deadly shooter?

first_img Dwight Howard has been impressive in Lakers camp, Frank Vogel says “It’s really important [that] I always try to talk to him a little bit,” Antetokounmpo said of Korver (via ESPN). “And he’s a great guy. He’s not trying to get in your head or overstep and talk too much to you. Whenever he gives me tips, I always try to listen … one of the best shooters to ever play the game.”He’s definitely going to help this team, but he’s definitely going to help a lot of players develop their shooting ability.” Related News “I was beat up at the end of last season and I didn’t feel like I was able to play the way that I wanted to, so I just didn’t want it to be like that again,” Korver said. “But I still love the game. I still love competing and I still feel like I can offer something.”So as long as my family can do it, I want to keep going.”The Bucks finished last season atop the Eastern Conference with a 60-22 record. They made it to the conference finals, but lost to the Raptors in six games. Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo wants to become a better shooter and is learning as much as possible from new addition Kyle Korver: “Whenever he gives me tips, I always try to listen. One of the best shooters to ever play the game.” pic.twitter.com/julbQ32DWO— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) October 1, 2019Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer also gave Korver credit for his professionalism and said he’s excited to work with the forward.”His work ethic and attention to detail is just gonna help all of us, including me as a coach” Budenholzer said. “I always say that about Kyle: He makes me a better coach. Adding him to our group was a huge add this summer.”Korver, who is entering his 17th season in the league at age 38, said he struggled at times last season but still loves the game. Damian Lillard fires back at Shaq with new diss track: ‘Kobe won you them rings though’ Giannis Antetokounmpo is already a talented shooter, but he’s working on developing his ability even more with his new teammate Kyle Korver. The 2018-19 MVP told reporters Tuesday after the Bucks’ first day of training camp at the University of Wisconsin that he’s taking some pointers from Korver, who signed with Milwaukee in free agency after mulling retirement at the end of last season following the Jazz’s elimination from the playoffs in the first round. NBA 2019-20: 5 under-the-radar rookies you should keep an eye onlast_img read more