Village construction creates student safety concerns

first_imgHeavy pedestrian traffic near the new Village construction site on Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street could cause accidents, according to the Dept. of Public Safety.Watch out · The South Traffic Bureau division of the LAPD can cite students for walking in prohibited areas. Fines and citations for these infractions can amount to over $200, according to DPS. – Graphic courtesy of DPS Crime PreventionConstruction barriers have eliminated the sidewalk on the west side of Hoover Street and much of McClintock Avenue. DPS Deputy Chief David Carlisle said the department is concerned that pedestrians walking in the street on such a busy road have an increased chance of injury.“We are worried that students could be struck,” Carlisle said. “During some peak hours, students will start walking along that sidewalk and then keep going in the street.”DPS Chief John Thomas said the sidewalk could remain closed for the three-year duration of the Village construction project. DPS is hoping to educate students early on so that they understand this is not the intersection that they were familiar with before, and they should adjust their travel habits accordingly. He added that DPS is hoping to reopen the sidewalk before the completion of construction.“The biggest concern is any time you have pedestrians walking in the same roadway as cars traveling and particularly if the students’ backs are to the cars, it’s never good,” Thomas said. “You’re only talking about a two-lane highway — two lanes going south on that side — and if you’ve got pedestrians in one lane that means you’ve just reduced that to a one-lane highway. As vehicles are coming around the corner potentially there are blind spots, and they could potentially hit a student.”In August, DPS sent out an email to students that included a map of the construction site. The email warned that it was unsafe for pedestrians to walk along these areas where there is no sidewalk access.People who walk in the street are in violation of California Vehicle Code 21956a and could be fined up to $196. It is legal for bicyclists to use the street, but not for skateboarders because a person on a skateboard is considered a pedestrian under the law.“Should LAPD South Traffic Bureau be in the area on patrol or if they respond to complaints, they could cite you,” Carlisle said. “They don’t cite into student judicial affairs, they cite into court, which fines people and with court costs associated with the fine. Typically it’s over $200.”One of DPS’s largest concerns is a pedestrian getting injured on game day when there are large crowds.“We’re hoping through education to let students know to not walk in the street where it’s hazardous,” Carlisle said. “Our goal is to prevent a collision from occurring and injuring a student. We are going to see how that works this Saturday, which is a game day, and try to monitor that.”According to Carlisle, Capital Construction, which is employed by USC, is considering putting some of the money in the project budget toward buying a portable message board to warn people not to walk in the street and to use the other side.Areas on and near campus have been closed before due to construction, and Carlisle said DPS previously posted officers along McClintock during the remodeling of the Uytengsu Aquatic Center. He added that it is more difficult to control pedestrian traffic on public streets near The Village’s construction.Carlisle said that the City of Los Angeles and the university worked to remove the diagonal crosswalks at the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Hoover Street because they wanted to discourage people from crossing over to the north corner.Thomas said there have yet to be any collisions reported near the construction site, and DPS is hoping to keep it that way by keeping students on the sidewalks.“Our biggest concern is the safety of the students. Any time you’ve got pedestrians and bikes and skateboards in the same roadway, it’s just a recipe for disaster,” he said.last_img read more

Dom Madonna, a 5th-year senior, expected to start in goal for Syracuse, John Desko said

first_imgDom Madonna is who Syracuse men’s lacrosse head coach John Desko expects to fill the vacant starting goalie position left by Evan Molloy graduating, Desko announced Wednesday at the team’s media day.Desko cited “experience” as the reason to why he wants Madonna to be the one to fill the role.“(Madonna’s) a fifth-year guy and he’s been with the team three years now,” Desko said. “He had really a good fall, he did well. He played back up last year and he did a nice job out there.”Madonna has appeared in three games for the Orange as the backup to Molloy since transferring to Syracuse from Merrimack, where he was named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference rookie team in his freshman year.Madonna is tasked with filling the role of an all-league talent in Molloy, who’s 9.63 saves per game put him at 43rd in the nation. Molloy also sat at 49th in save percentage with a .495.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange are waiting to see what Madonna can do in a game situation, but Desko says that he feels he is “ready.” The Orange opens its season on Feb. 10. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 10, 2018 at 6:26 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcClearylast_img read more

Chargers’ Joey Bosa to make ‘Game of Thrones’ cameo, report says

first_imgThe options are endless for the 23-year-old, who was sidelined for the first part of last season with a foot injury. The report also noted that Bosa’s brother, NFL prospect Nick Bosa, will be in New York for the premiere of the show this week while visiting the Giants. Related News NFL Draft 2019: 49ers favored to land Nick Bosa Source: #Chargers star pass-rusher Joey Bosa will make a cameo in an upcoming episode of @GameOfThrones. That is awesome (CC: loyal viewer, @TheBanktress). … Related: His brother Nick is in the NY area for the premiere and accordingly, will meet with the #Giants tomorrow.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 1, 2019It’s unclear what Bosa’s role will be, but it’s safe to say that judging by his size, he likely be used in a battle scene. Will Bosa be part of Jon Snow’s army to defeat the White Walkers? Will he be part of the Lannister ranks trying to undermind Daenarys Targaryen? Or will he be a guard of the Night King? Joey Bosa is testing his acting chops.The Chargers defensive end will have a cameo appearance in the eighth and final season of “Game of Thrones,” according to NFL Media. Bosa isn’t the first athlete to appear on “Game of Thrones.” Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard appeared in last season as a Lannister soldier holding a giant spear.Did you catch Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard as a Lannister solider? @GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/SO1HhAenIS— James Hibberd (@JamesHibberd) August 7, 2017Time will tell what role Bosa will take on, but fans won’t have to wait long. The season premiere for “Game of Thrones” is April 14.last_img read more

Harris does not use word ‘impeachment’ in Ames appearance

first_imgAMES — California Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris calls President Trump “a crook.”“He’s just a walking indictment in a red tie,” Harris said earlier this evening.But during an appearance  tonight in Ames Harris did not directly suggest impeachment as the means for forcing Trump’s exit from the White House. Harris did not mention the impeachment inquiry in the U.S. House or President Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s president either — but the crowd erupted in laughter and cheers when she made a passing reference to Trump’s remarks this week about that phone call.“My background is as a prosecutor and I’m going to tell you something. I can recognize a confession when I see one,” Harris said, laughing along with the crowd.Harris accused Trump of taking the word of authoritarian leaders in Russia, North Korea and Saudi Arabia rather than the professionals the U.S. intelligence community.“Sold out our country and our nation’s security,” Harris said.Harris’ appearance in Ames is part of her retooled campaign effort in Iowa.last_img read more

Revealed: clubs ranked by shots per game compared to goals scored in PL

first_img 18. Newcastle have had 10.4 shots per game and scored 26 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 19 20. West Brom have had an average 9.8 shots per game and have scored 23 goals in the 2015/16 Premier League season – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see where your club ranks – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 19 19. Sunderland have had 10.3 shots per game and have scored 30 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 4. Arsenal have had 15 shots per game and scored 39 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 5. West Ham have had 13.9 shots per game and scored 38 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 19 19 3. Liverpool have had 16.3 shots per game and scored 32 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES Who has the most lethal attack in the Premier League?Top scoring Premier League players:Jamie Vardy (Leicester): 18 goalsRomelu Lukaku (Everton): 16 goalsHarry Kane (Tottenham): 15 goalsSergio Aguero (Man City): 14 goalsOdion Ighalo (Watford): 14 goalsRiyad Mahrez (Leicester): 14 goalsHere, talkSPORT looks at the teams with the most shots per game and the goals they have scored this season.REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATESStats courtesy of WhoScored.com and correct as of 9 February, 2016. 19 Joint 15. Stoke (24 goals scored) and Aston Villa (20 goals scored) have had 10.8 shots per game – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 9. Leicester have had 13.3 shots per game and scored 47 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 2. Tottenham have had 16.7 shots per game and scored 45 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 12. Swansea have had 11.8 shots per game and scored 24 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 11. Crystal Palace have had 12 shots per game and scored 26 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 7. Southampton have had 13.6 shots per game and scored 33 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 19 14. Watford have had 11.5 shots per game and scored 27 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 13. Man United have had 11.6 shots per game and scored 32 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 19 19 19 8. Everton have had 13.4 shots per game and scored 46 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 6. Chelsea have had 13.8 shots per game and scored 33 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 19 19 19 19 17. Norwich have had 10.7 shots per game and scored 28 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 19 19 19 19 19 10. Bournemouth have had 12.6 shots per game and scored 29 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATES 19 1. Man City have had 17.2 shots per game and scored 47 goals – REVEALED: BEST AND WORST PASS SUCCESS RATESlast_img read more