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Alumni Hall continues Dive Night tradtion

first_imgThe diving boards at the Rockne Memorial are only open Wednesdays from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m., but the men of Alumni Hall aim to take advantage of that time every week. Chris Collins | The Observer Sophomore Jack Waltrich prepares to jump off a Rockne Memorial diving board while pretending to study as part of the dorm’s event.“The official name of it is ‘Dive Night in America,’ but we usually just call it Dive Night,” junior Matthew Krach, Alumni Hall president, said. “We get a bunch of guys, and then a lot of their friends, and we just go do stupid stuff off of the diving boards at the Rock.” The tradition started when Krach’s older brother, Patrick, discovered the small window of availability for use of the diving boards at the Rock. “My brother discovered this like, four years ago, and back then, they called it the ‘Splish-Splash Crew,’ and he and a bunch of his friends on the track team would get together and go over over to the Rockne pool and just jump off the diving boards,” Krach said. “They would practice their dives and do flips and stuff, so it was a lot of fun.”Soon, Patrick Krach had a small group of people from Alumni going every week, so he started to make announcements at Sunday dorm Mass about the event. “There’s no better way to spend a Wednesday evening than with my fellows dawgs, and lady dawgs, jamming out to classic rock and flinging ourselves off the high dive of the Rockne pool,” Patrick Krach said in an email.Matthew Krach said his brother was responsible for making Dive Night an Alumni Hall tradition. “So [my brother’s] roommate was actually the guy who [was elected hall president],” Krach said. “[My brother] ended up — just for fun — making some announcements at Mass after his roommate made announcements [about the hall] and it caught on. I think it was because people really thought it was funny, and that’s what made it catch.”In the beginning, Krach said only a few people would show up, but his brother kept on making the announcements at Mass anyway. “He would mention it if that week there was a really small crew, but people didn’t want him to stop making these really funny announcements, so people would just show up to make sure he kept on making the announcements,” he said. Krach said he kept up the tradition because his brother started letting him make some of the announcements his freshman year. “So all sophomore year I made an announcement every Mass,” he said. “I think that helped contribute to me becoming president of Alumni. Because I definitely got to know everyone in the dorm with being outgoing and stuff, but I think that certainly helped just to show people that I was committed to doing something fun in the dorm every week.”Krach said the first Dive Night this year brought in over 40 Alumni men and their friends. “More people trickled in as the night went on, and it was just nuts,” Krach said. “The guys were throwing footballs and chucking volleyballs at each other and just doing the stupidest stuff.”Krach helps to maintain the Dive Night Instagram, which features photos and videos from the weekly event.“There’s some really good videos on there,” he said. “We try and do some trick-shot type things, so those are always fun. We also sometimes will do stupid contests, so like who can swim the longest underwater while holding their breath. But it’s all a lot of fun. ”A major change in the 2016 school year has been the addition of themes to each Dive Night, Krach said. “We have a different theme every week, but the most popular ones have been ‘Jorts’ and ‘America,’” he said. “We also have done corresponding themes, like one week was ‘Danger’ and another was ‘Safety’ because during the Danger week, the high dive almost broke, a few of the bolts popped out, so we had to do Safety the next week.”Krach said the best part about Dive Night was the camaraderie and brotherhood it creates amongst the men of Alumni. “I think people appreciate that it seems super immature and stuff, but I think people just think it’s so funny,” he said. “I mean, you’ve got 40 guys walking over to the Rock in jorts, and it’s just great.”Tags: Alumni Hall, dive night, Rockne Memorial, The Rocklast_img read more

Graduate Awards Night

first_imgIf it weren’t for graduate students, many of the labs at the University of Georgia would be eerily silent.This army of young people — there are about 450 in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences alone — performs the heavy lifting that makes science possible.From tending research crops to running analyses in the lab, graduate students provide the labor that makes the college a leader in life sciences research.This spring, the college recognized its best and brightest graduate students at the 2016 Graduate Student Recognition Reception on May 2, 2016.“Graduate students are the engine that makes research and instruction possible, and CAES is lucky to have some of the best at the university,” said CAES Assistant Dean for Research Harald Scherm. “Every year we are more impressed by the caliber of the students in our graduate programs and by the work they produce.”CAES Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Jean Bertrand presented students with Outstanding Teaching Awards, recognizing graduate teaching assistants who went above and beyond to spark the curiosity of undergraduate students and help them understand difficult concepts.This year’s Outstanding Teaching Award winners:Minglu Gao, Department of Plant PathologyLauren Hudson, Department of Food Science and TechnologyBrian Jordan, Department of Plant PathologyHolly Kinder, Department of Animal and Dairy ScienceMacc Rigdon, Department of Animal and Dairy ScienceSoye Shin, Department of Agricultural and Applied EconomicsLark Widener, Department of Animal and Dairy ScienceCAES Associate Dean for Research Robert Shulstad presented the 2016 E. Broadus Browne Awards for Outstanding Graduate Research. These awards are named for pioneering CAES research head and UGA Experiment Station Director Edmund Broadus Browne, honoring his distinguished service. The objectives of these awards are to encourage research creativity and effective communication in students seeking master’s and doctoral degrees.This year’s E. Broadus Browne Award winners:Erin Froetschel of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics won first place in the master’s-level competition with a presentation, “Can pesticide use be reduced by managing landscape complexity?” Froetschel’s major professor is Dr. Liz Kramer.Forrest Goodfellow of the Department of Animal and Dairy Science won first place in doctoral-level competition with a presentation, “Labeling and Tracking the Fate of Neural Stem Cells: A Step Toward Regenerative Medicine.” Goodfellow’s major professor is Dr. Steve Stice.Shuyang Zhen of the Department of Horticulture won second place in doctoral-level competition with a presentation, “Improving the Efficiency of Photosynthetic Lighting for Crop Production with Far-red LEDs.” Zhen’s major professor is Dr. Marc van Iersel. To view more photos from the May 2 recognition ceremony, visit the Graduate Student Awards 2016 Flickr album.last_img read more

SOUTHCOM Commander Kicks Off 2017 Gender Perspectives Seminar

first_imgBy Claudia Sánchez-Bustamante/Diálogo March 13, 2017 From March 7-9, the Inter-American Defense College (IADC) and Chile’s National Academy of Political Science and Strategic Studies (ANEPE), hosted the 2017 seminar on “Peace and Security from a Gender Perspective: From Policy to Strategy” at Fort Lesley J. McNair, in Washington, D.C. The initiative, started in 2016, is an effort to promote United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, on Women, Peace, and Security. This year’s event brought together participants from the defense, human rights, public security, and women’s issues arenas in partner nations including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, and Uruguay to discuss topics of gender integration in developing security, an international framework for the protection of human rights, and the application of a gendered human security perspective on emergencies and humanitarian assistance, among others. U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, kicked off the event highlighting the importance of gender integration in strategy and policy. “Now, more than ever, the issue of effective gender integration is connected to the present and future capabilities of our armed forces and national security institutions,” said Adm. Tidd, from his perspective as an operational combatant commander. “Right now, the men and women of our security forces are engaged in a wide spectrum of missions, across a wide range of conditions, all over the world,” he stated. “The operations they’re serving in are a far cry from the types of missions most of us in uniform served in –or even contemplated– at the beginning of our careers.” Adm. Tidd highlighted the ever-changing conditions of the armed forces today. “Even peacekeeping has changed,” he pointed out. “Today, two-thirds of all peacekeepers are serving in active conflict zones. Peacekeepers from our hemisphere are supporting UN missions on four different continents: they’re deployed to Kashmir, Cyprus, Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Cote D’Ivoire, the Sinai, Mali, and Haiti. At the same time, U.S troops are involved around the world in operations as diverse as counter terrorism missions in Afghanistan, supporting coalition operations in Syria and Iraq, and building partner capacity right here in our own hemisphere,” he reflected. “And no matter where our men and women are serving, the security environment they face is unlike any we’ve seen before,” he added. “It’s more unpredictable, far more dangerous, and extraordinarily complex.” The SOUTHCOM commander listed specific examples to illustrate today’s realities. “New technologies are fielded faster than ever before –by our forces, and by those who seek to do us harm. Technologies are used in ways that were unthinkable a few years ago. Violent state actors, non-state actors, non-state Islamist extremists like ISIS and criminal networks now operate across geographic boundaries and domains. The information landscape is more crowded and competitive than ever before. We’ve seen new social media platforms extend the reach, scale, and speech in which both real and fake news move… This new reality directly influences the operational environment and collapses the decision space of our civilian leaders. Tactics and techniques continue changing in ways that pose enormous ethical and cultural challenges, from the use of female and child suicide bombers, to entire families traveling to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS. The battle field is literally moving under our feet.” Adm. Tidd posed important questions on how to tackle this change. “Keeping pace with this change involves asking ourselves how our forces need to adapt, and how our cultures and institutions need to change to support our forces,” he said. “This means evolving the way we unleash the full talent, initiative, and potential of our men and women. This means evolving how we cultivate capable, adaptable, and creative leaders who can thrive in this challenging world of change and complexity,” he continued. “This is why effective gender integration, and the integration of gender perspectives into military operations, is an absolute imperative for each of our armed forces and security institutions. If we are to successfully adapt to meet the demands of the 21st century security environment.” The SOUTHCOM commander stressed the importance of adapting quickly in order to achieving operational effectiveness. “It’s how we attain and maintain our respective competitive advantages,” he said. “Integrating women and gender perspectives into military operations is part of that adaptation.” For example, Adm. Tidd listed UN studies that have shown that female peacekeepers improve the understanding of the operational environment, especially as it relates to the issues affecting women and children in conflict and post-conflict societies. “As we’ve seen in Bosnia, Cambodia, El Salvador, Namibia, and South Africa, the presence of female peacekeepers in our formations increases access to and support for local women affected by conflict, improving the likelihood of attaining a lasting peace,” he said. “In our own military, we saw how the integration of female cultural support teams (CST) into U.S. Special Operations Forces units made for a fundamentally stronger, more capable, and flexible fighting force.” According to Adm. Tidd, “after action reports revealed those CST were highly effective at de-escalating tense situations. They were uniquely placed to protect women and children when raids turned deadly, enhancing the legitimacy of U.S. and coalition forces. Any by interacting with a portion of the population that was previously off limits to U.S. troops, they were able to gather critical information and intelligence about weapons caches and insurgent hiding places, improving force protection of U.S. and coalition troops and the situational awareness of our commanders in the field.” Adm. Tidd urged the conferees to look beyond the simple question of how to integrate women into military operations. In order to begin the conversation of gender integration, the Admiral remarked the importance of remembering the fundamental difference between the mere inclusion of women as participants in the nations’ militaries, and the recognition of women as equals. “The first is window dressing, meeting a quota, and advancing an agenda,” he said. “The second is transformative for our forces and our institutions.” He was poignant in that it is not about looking for the right number of women, but rather looking for the “best teammates –those men and women with the irresistible drive to contribute to mission success, who have the right team ethos and who possess a diverse way of looking at problems and coming up with unexpected, creative solutions” to join in the conversation, the decision making process, and the ranks of the militaries and security structures working toward regional peace and stability. Effective gender integration, he said, is really part of a larger question: How do we attract, develop, and retain the best people, with the right skillsets, to meet the ever accelerating demands of military operations in the 21st century? To answer that, Adm. Tidd asked the audience to think about the real-world impact of the strategies they develop, and what those mean for training and human capital development pipelines. “I can only speak from my U.S. perspective, but the issue of standards tends to dominate any discussion of gender integration,” he said. “In the U.S., we’ve had a lot of talk about whether women can meet the physical standards required for combat. In my opinion, there should be no compromises in the name of equality and opportunity,” he stated. “It undermines what we’re trying to do, and reinforces the stereotypes we’re fighting against.” Adm. Tidd assured the audience that all the women he has worked with in the course of his career reject the idea of double standards. “They want to receive the same treatment, and have the same opportunities as their male team members. They want to be held to one standard, a mission standard, not a gender standard,” he said. “We all recognize that the readiness of our forces and the security of our nations depend on the maintenance of tough standards that reflect the mission, not the gender,” he added. “Female military professionals, exactly like their male counterparts, want to be judged on the basis of their grit, their determination, and tenacity–the things that matter most. The things we prize in all our team members.” Adm. Tidd brought to light that the U.S. Marine Corps has examined the performance gap between men and women on combat fitness tests. The results showed that the primary obstacle for the majority of women was upper body strength. However, he also cited previous studies which documented that women and men who are strength trained can increase their performance on combat-related tasks. “The fact that some female marines could complete the most challenging upper body strength tests suggests those barriers are neither inherent nor biological,” he highlighted. “So when it comes to standards, we must think in terms of gender-blind standards… focus on specific out comes, not on specific genders,” he added. “Our U.S. military is still working through this,” he added. “We haven’t figured it all out yet either.” But he was clear on that “whatever it involves, it needs to include opportunities for all our men and women to train for the jobs they aspire towards.” In addition to discussing the importance of training men and women physically, Adm. Tidd appended that it is also paramount to consider their mental and emotional training as well. “Excelling in the complex 21st century security environment is not simply a matter of physical strength. It’s about the ideas we generate, the creativity we cultivate, and the problems we solve,” he underscored. “Ultimately, it’s about the effective teams we build.” Adm. Tidd was clear on that “we need more comprehensive measurements of intellectual, professional, and character attributes,” he said. “We need to develop women and men who excel in complexity, anticipate change, recognize opportunity, and adapt to meet new challenges. The complex environments our forces face demand critical thinking, flexibility, and creativity. Our mission success depends on it,” he highlighted. “Ultimately, gender integration has nothing to do with leveling the playing field. It’s about making sure we put our nest possible team on that playing field,” he remarked. But the Admiral also called on “strategic patience” to continue to develop and achieve more and better gender integration. “The small numbers of women in some of our ranks–especially in the combat arms–doesn’t mean this isn’t worth pursuing. Developing the force we need takes time. It’s not going to happen overnight …Today’s dialogue, and others like it, will help us develop the necessary strategies and policies, adapt our doctrines, revise our training guidance, and retool our learning curriculums.” Adm. Tidd ended his speech with three poignant examples to illustrate gender integration and remind the audience that these are “much harder to see, or measure, or quantify, but are nevertheless incredibly important to the ultimate success of effective gender integration”: “Imagine what a young Haitian girl thought when she saw female peacekeepers from Uruguay, Peru, and Brazil patrolling the streets of Port-au-Prince, providing security, and delivering medical care to Haitian citizens and helping the country recover from the devastating earthquake. Imagine what a young Afghan girl thought when she saw our cultural support teams taking fire and saving lives, not just American soldiers, but Afghan civilians. Imagine what a young American school girl thought when she heard that three women graduated from the U.S. Army’s notoriously tough ranger school–achieving a level of leadership training that few men will ever accomplish. Or what she thought when she heard that for the first time, a fully qualified woman has been selected to serve in our ranger regiment, an elite unit that conducts some of the most challenging and precise offensive operations undertaken by the U.S. military.” “The women serving in our forces today are incredibly powerful sources of inspiration for the future,” he stated. “Because those young Haitian, Afghan, and American girls can see it, they know that if they prepare effectively, they can be it. Like the men they serve beside, the women serving in our forces today are pioneers of a new generation of military professionals – the women serving in our forces today aren’t a milestone. They’re a motivation–an inspiration–for all of us,” he concluded.last_img read more

First virus-era Chinese expedition measures Everest

first_imgThe exact height of the massive mountain, which straddles the China-Nepal border, remains a point of debate.The most recent official Chinese survey in 2005 measured the peak at 8,844.43 meters, not including the snow and icepack on the summit, while Nepal’s official figure includes the Everest’s frosty crown and is four meters higher.There also has been speculation over whether recent seismic events, particularly a powerful 2015 earthquake in Nepal, had affected the mountain’s height.State-run Xinhua news agency have touted the expedition as a chance to achieve a highly accurate measurement, saying survey equipment will ping signals off a Chinese satellite and that other “advanced domestic surveying and mapping instruments” will be employed. It was not clear when the survey results would be released, but China and Nepal agreed last year to reveal the findings in a joint announcement.The expedition set out on April 30, but was delayed twice due to bad weather.Climbers only have a short window of opportunity to make the risky ascent during the main spring climbing season before the approaching summer monsoon brings dangerous climatic conditions.The 2019 climbing season saw record overcrowding on Mount Everest, which led to 11 deaths as climbers waited hours in lines to reach the summit with dwindling oxygen supplies. A group of Chinese surveyors on Wednesday became the first team this year to summit Mount Everest, where they will try to pinpoint the height of the world’s tallest peak using satellite technology.The state-backed expedition is the first this year to reach the top of the mountain after China and Nepal in March suspended the busy spring climbing season due to coronavirus fears. It remains suspended.Under clear blue skies, the team set up surveying equipment at the peak and expedition leaders later popped bottles of champagne at their assault camp below the summit, according to a video livestream provided by Chinese state media.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Dallas Police Officers

first_imgGovernor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Fallen Dallas Police Officers   SHARE  TWEET Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all Commonwealth flags in the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities statewide to fly at half-staff to honor the five police officers who were killed in the line of duty on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.Flags shall be lowered to half-staff and remain lowered until Tuesday, July 12 at sunset.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. July 08, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Read Governor Wolf’s full statement on recent events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Seafood Kabobs.

first_img Share Tweet Directions:Rinse fish fillets and pat dry with paper towels. Cut fish into 1-inch cubes. Set aside. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving the tails intact. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. Set aside.Cut off and discard upper stalks of fennel bulbs, reserving some of the leafy fronds. Snip 2 tablespoons of the fronds for use in the marinade. Remove any wilted outer layers from bulbs; cut off a thin slice from base of each bulb. Wash and cut each bulb lengthwise into six wedges. Cook wedges, covered, in a small amount of boiling water about 5 minutes or until nearly tender; drain.Place fish cubes, shrimp, and fennel wedges in a self-sealing plastic bag set in a deep bowl. For marinade, stir together snipped fennel fronds, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and salt. Pour over seafood and fennel wedges. Close bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning occasionally.Drain fish cubes, shrimp, and fennel wedges, discarding marinade. Thread fish cubes, shrimp, and fennel wedges on skewers, alternating varieties. (If desired, transport in a covered shallow container in an insulated cooler with ice packs. Grill within 1 hour.)Place on a greased rack of a grill directly over medium-hot coals; grill, uncovered, for 8 to 12 minutes, turning often, until fish flakes when tested with a fork and shrimp turn opaque. Makes 6 servings.Recipe provided by: Better Homes and Gardens Share Sharing is caring! Share Food & DiningLifestyle Seafood Kabobs. by: – June 30, 2011 Seafood KabobsThese fish and shrimp kabobs include wedges of fennel.The fish, shrimp, and fennel are placed in a marinade that contains fennel, garlic, lemon, and oregano for an authentic Mediterranean flavor.After marinating, these seafood kabobs are grilled to create a delicious entree.Ingredients:1 pound skinless fresh fish fillets, 1-inch thick (salmon, halibut, sea bass, and/or red snapper)1/2 pound fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells2 medium fennel bulbs1/4 cup olive oil3 tablespoons lemon juice4 cloves garlic, minced3 tablespoons snipped fresh oregano1/4 teaspoon salt 62 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Maternal Mortality Committee proposed by Leising gains support

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A bill authored by State Sen. Jean Leising, Republican from Oldenburg, to establish a statewide maternal mortality review committee recently passed the full Senate by a vote of 49 to 0.Senate Bill 142 would require a health care provider or health care facility that has a patient who dies of a maternal mortality to report the death to the committee. The bill also allows the State Department of Health to review morbidity rates. SB 142 would also set forth immunity provisions for the provider or facility.Under the bill, maternal mortality refers to a death that occurs through up to one year after pregnancy that is related to or aggravated by pregnancy or management of pregnancy.“Too many mothers are dying during or shortly after the birth of their child in our state, and we need to find the cause,” Leising said. “Indiana’s death rate for mothers is currently twice the national average. Establishing this committee would provide us with the data we need to help find a solution to this issue.”SB 142 will now move to the House of Representatives.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Prevail Over Lady Pirates In Middle School Hoops

first_imgThe 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs out lasted rival Greensburg 28-25 in their final regular season home game.After giving up 10 points in the first quarter, the Bulldogs had their best defensive performance of the season shutting down a very talent Greensburg team and holding them to 15 points in the final three quarters.  Makayla Granger had a standout performance on offense scoring a team high 11 points, followed by Ava Hanson (5 points), Emma Weiler (4 points), Timbre Davies (3 points), Ashlee Cornn (2 points), Jadyn Harrington (2 points), and Megan Meyer (1 point).   Meyer, Davies, Corrn, and Hanson also dominated the offensive and defensive boards all night which as a key to the Bulldogs improving to 9-3 on the season.The girls travel to North Decatur on Saturday (10 am) to take on the Lady Chargers.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th grade Lady Bulldogs bounced back from their defeat on Tuesday to Sunman Dearborn with a strong performance by defeating the Greensburg Lady Pirates last night by a score of 46-12.The win improves the Lady Bulldogs seasonal record to 8 wins and 4 loses.  The Lady Bulldogs brought the defensive pressure early holding the Lady Pirates scoreless in the first quarter, and continued to play great, pressure defense the entire game.  Breanna Wells led the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points.  Other scorers for the Dogs were Ashley Nobbe with 11, Gabby Elston added 8, Sarah Ripperger scored 5, Carly Pride had 4 and Calley Kaiser tallied 3.  The Lady Pirates were led by Jersie Oliver and Olivia Johnson each with 5.  Madie Boone added 2.    The Lady Bulldogs are back in action Saturday morning as they travel to North Decatur to play the Lady Chargers.  The 7th grade game will tipoff at 10:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

Ndidi reveals Rodgers’ impact on his development

first_img The Nigeria international has developed into one of the best defensive midfielders in the English top-flight since joining the Foxes from Belgian side Genk in 2017. The 23-year-old has had a number of managers since his arrival at the King Power Stadium, including Claudio Ranieri, Craig Shakespeare and Claude Puel. The Super Eagles star, however, feels he experienced more growth and understanding of the game under the Northern Irish tactician. “When Brendan came, I saw myself growing and understanding where I can actually grow to,” Ndidi told LCFCQ, as per the club website. “It’s hard to explain. For me, I could see a path, I could see things differently. Growing in Leicester, I’m trying to understand the game, and now, I can understand it in different directions.Advertisement “He’s given me a wider view of where this is supposed to go to make me even better. The statistics are okay, but I can be better than that – that’s the way I can explain it.” Ndidi has featured 31 times for the King Power Stadium outfit in this campaign across all competitions under the tutelage of the former Liverpool manager. read also:Ndidi: Leicester City must secure Champions League ticket The midfielder currently ranks third in Premier League top tacklers with 96 tackles behind teammate Ricardo Pereira and Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka. His solid defensive performances ensured the Foxes’ third place on the Premier League table, behind leaders Liverpool and Manchester City. Leicester are winless in their last two games after recording draws with Watford and Brighton & Hove Albion. Ndidi, who has made 113 league appearances since joining the Foxes, will hope to help his side bounce back to winning ways when they take on Chelsea on Sunday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…center_img Wilfred Ndidi has revealed Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has helped him to grow since his arrival at the Premier League club.last_img read more

Liverpool face Anfield ban if fans don’t stop partying in streets

first_img Loading… “The threat from this pandemic will end. It will then be safe to celebrate the right way. “For the good of your city, club and, most importantly, those who are at highest risk of dying from this disease, stay at home. The danger has not gone away and people are dying. The celebration can wait.” The Premier League declined to comment but the local Ground Safety Advisory Group may come under pressure to recommend revoking the safety certificate Anfield needs to stage matches. GSAG chief, Councillor Wendy Simon, had warned fans to “strongly adhere to the guidance on social distancing around the Covid-19 pandemic”. In April, Mayor Anderson was slammed by the club, ex-players and supporters for saying restarting the season was a “non-starter” because Reds fans would defy lockdown to celebrate at Anfield. Yesterday he tweeted: “More in sorrow than anger, like most LFC fans & residents I condemn those that brought a negative focus on @LFC and our City. “The pics, videos showing people’s behaviour is being talked about instead of the fantastic achievement of LFC. Thank you to those fans who have listened.” Jurgen Klopp’s team have three home games left — Aston Villa on Sunday, then Burnley before Chelsea on the penultimate weekend of the season. The Blues match is when the Prem plan to present the trophy. But recent events could scupper those plans and further tarnish the long-awaited achievement, with skipper Jordan Henderson forced to raise the Prem trophy in a neutral venue, rather than an empty Anfield. Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher, who was pictured in the city centre on Friday, is unlikely to face any action from employers Sky Sports. It is understood the ex-defender insists he and his son maintained social distancing when they were out — including when asked for photographs like the one circulating on social media. read also:League title allows Liverpool to get ball rolling on ambitious swap deal Police raised concerns about staging some home games during Project Restart’s planning stage. The derby at Goodison last Sunday and the Reds’ trip to Manchester City on Thursday were the last games given the OK. Liverpool celebrated at a hotel on Thursday but are all training together in their team bubble and have all tested negative forCovid-19. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Champions Liverpool face being banned from playing their remaining home games at Anfield unless fans stop partying on the streets. Fans celebrated outside Anfield, Liverpool’s home ground The club joined Merseyside Police, the City Council and Mayor Joe Anderson in condemning some of their own supporters for “wholly unacceptable” behaviour, which “risked public safety” as thousands swarmed into the city centre, despite repeated warnings over the spread of coronavirus. The iconic Liver Building was set on fire by a firework on Friday as fans ignored social-distancing rules and dropped tons of litter while marking the club’s first top-flight title for 30 years. A joint statement from Liverpool, the police and the council said: “Several thousand people turned up at the Pier Head on Friday and some chose to ignore the social distancing guidance and risk public safety. “Our city is still in a public health crisis and this behaviour is wholly unacceptable. “The potential danger of a second peak of Covid-19 still exists and we need to work together to make sure we don’t undo everything that has been achieved. “When it is safe to do so, we will all work together to arrange a victory parade when everyone can celebrate. “Until that time, the safety of our city and our people continues to be our No1 priority.” Merseyside Police issued a dispersal order on Friday night covering a large part of Liverpool city centre and it will remain in force until tomorrow. Chief Constable Andy Cooke confirmed 15 arrests during Friday’s chaotic scenes. He tweeted a statement yesterday, which read: “Those who gathered last night have potentially increased the danger of a further rise in the pandemic. “In addition, the actions of the minority were not only irresponsible but criminal. It is tarnishing the reputation of our city and Liverpool FC. “Children and families were present and heavy-handed police intervention was therefore not appropriate. “Later, 15 people were arrested for violent disorder and my officers were subjected to a number of violent confrontations. This is not acceptable. “In relation to those involved in criminal or anti-social behaviour, we will be looking at CCTV images and body-worn cameras to identify those responsible and take action.last_img read more