By Jon Wilner | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: April 1, 2019 at 1:01 pm | UPDATED: April 1, 2019 at 1:01 pm Cal athletic director Jim Knowlton introduced new coach Mark Fox on Monday, then pulled back the curtain on the process that led to the coaching change and his decision to hire Fox. Turns out, Knowlton’s portion of the search moved even faster than first believed, thanks to the heavy role played by the search firm of record, Collegiate Sports Associates. Knowlton credited CSA’s work numerous times during his remarks to Cal constituents and then in a follow-up interview. He spent just three days in search mode thanks to the heavy vetting process performed by CSA. “I just went on the road and just interviewed,” he said. Knowlton dismissed Wyking Jones on Sunday, then hit the road Monday. By Wednesday, he had settled on Fox, who was dismissed by Georgia following the 2018 season. The search began with a list of 40 candidates, … [Read more...] about Cal AD Jim Knowlton explains the search process that ended with Mark Fox
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By Scott Reid | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: March 13, 2019 at 4:42 pm | UPDATED: March 13, 2019 at 4:42 pm Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories investigating SafeSport’s process for handling athlete complaints of sexual abuse. The second part will look at the appeals process, once an investigation by SafeSport is complete. In the weeks and months after Team USA weightlifter Jennyfer Roberts filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Center for SafeSport in March 2017 alleging U.S. and Pan American champion weightlifter Colin Burns of raping her, she continued to be haunted by what had happened to her. She was depressed and anxious and had a hard time focusing. Her training suffered. Dealing with SafeSport, Roberts said, only added to her anxiety. “The whole thing was really frustrating,” she said. A six-month Southern California News Group investigation into the case found that Burns was allowed to compete in major … [Read more...] about Team USA weightlifter Jennyfer Roberts reported being raped, but Safesport process only added to her anxiety
By Joey Kaufman | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: March 7, 2019 at 9:00 am | UPDATED: March 7, 2019 at 9:00 am Spring football practice is officially in swing at USC. The Trojans held their first workout Tuesday and were to return to Howard Jones Field on Thursday afternoon. There is no shortage of storylines, from Clay Helton recasting himself as a disciplinarian, to intrigue surrounding new offensive coordinator Graham Harrell and a possible quarterback competition. The next month should be interesting. If you’d like to ask a question for a future mailbag, send them along to [email protected] or by Twitter @joeyrkaufman. Let’s get to this week’s batch. Any visible/drastic changes from previous spring practices that would indicate a move away from status quo? — Kunal Khaitani (@KunalKhaitani) March 6, 2019 As far as the practice script, it seemed comparable to the previous seasons under Helton. That said, there has been only one … [Read more...] about USC football mailbag: Have the Trojans’ practices changed?
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese enterprises have the potential to participate in regional and global production value chains on par with the leading countries in ASEAN, because Việt Nam has been a top priority choice of multinational corporations. However, in order to realise this goal, in addition to their own efforts, businesses also need the support of the State. In the draft plan for sustainable development of Vietnamese private enterprises, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) aims to raise the rate of enterprises participating in regional and global production networks and value chains, equal to the leading countries in ASEAN 4 by 2030. In fact, it is not easy to achieve this target. Statistics from the MPI show that Việt Nam has only 21 per cent of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) participating in global value chains, while this figure in Thailand is over 30 per cent and Malaysia is 46 per cent. Therefore, in order to … [Read more...] about VN’s supporting industries strive to be best in ASEAN
Document: Hamilton... Hamilton County Schools provided parents with recommended lesson links and suggestions for activities for students who were stuck at home due to school closings. The school district and dozens of others in the area have closed for varying time periods due to inclement weather this week. Despite an anti-climactic result to Tuesday's "Snowpocalypse" in some parts of the community, educators and parents seemed grateful for the day off from school. Though snow days can result in a loss of instructional time and inconvenience for parents who must hustle to find care for their children, many people the Times Free Press spoke with said they were happy with the district's decision Monday afternoon to close schools Tuesday. "School administration has to go with the best information they have, and they'll take flak no matter what they do. No win," said Chris Varner, whose son, Henry, spent the snow day running in the cold. The seventh-grader at Normal Park Museum … [Read more...] about Chattanooga area teachers, parents thankful for snow-less snow day [document]