Former Penn State assistant gets $1.7M in whistleblower fees

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A former Penn State assistant coach will be getting his legal fees paid after winning a whistleblower claim over his treatment by the university after Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation arrest. Judge Thomas Gavin on Thursday granted Mike McQueary’s lawyers $1.7 million for their work on the case. He had awarded McQueary nearly $5 million in November. The judge wrote that it would not be reasonable to expect whistleblowers to put their jobs and paychecks at risk in reporting suspected wrongdoing, as well as to fund their own legal representation. Making whistleblowers financially whole, he said, “will put teeth in the statute and will further its goal of… Read More

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Spotlight shines on new TransAlta Performing Arts Studios

The Young Canadians and Stampede Showband rehearsed in their new home on Friday as the Calgary Stampede Foundation officially opened the TransAlta Performing Arts Studios at Stampede Park. The 13,000 square-foot centre features seven rehearsal rooms and is the first facility to open as part of the We’re Greatest Together youth campus project in Stampede Park. It’s designed to provide Calgary youth with a much needed space to gather, learn and celebrate the arts. “The vision is to create a year-round gathering place for the community,” said Dana Peers, the vice-chair of the Stampede Board. The facility is the result of a $7 million gift from TransAlta, the power generator… Read More

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Flames trust Engelland on the penalty kill

Heading into the 2016-17 National Hockey League campaign, Glen Gulutzan and his coaching staff wanted to utilize Deryk Engelland’s skills on their penalty kill unit. It’s paid off, as the rugged, experienced, six-foot-two 214-pound defender, is one of the most frequently used players on the penalty kill outside of Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano. “He grabbed a hold of it right away,” Gulutzan was saying. “I think he’s become an excellent penalty-killer. Coming from some teams that I’ve done penalty killing with in year’s past, where we’ve had good success. He’s a high-end penalty-killer.” Heading into Friday’s game against the San Jose Sharks, the last time Engelland was on the… Read More

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Rutgers faculty group ‘deplores’ athletics deficit, calls for independent review of spending

“I understand as well as anyone how precious university resources are,” Hobbs said. “I consider myself an academic, someone who managed a law school budget for 16 years. I understand the academic enterprise, I’m a big believer that we have to use our resources wisely. … We’re continue to try to manage those resources as best as we can while we’re continuing to become competitive because once we become competitive it’s not just the Big Ten revenues that help us. It’s the rest of the revenues — the ticket sales, sponsorships, fundraising support, all of those things will go up as we win. I think there’s a very bright future… Read More

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Martin Jones starts again as Sharks face Calgary Flames

CALGARY, Alberta — Martin Jones will start in goal for the second consecutive night as the Sharks desperately look for two points against the division rival Calgary Flames on Friday. Related Articles Steward: NFL carved fresh legacy with Raiders’ Vegas decision–No Future League Sharks face Flames, look to end busy, brutal month on upbeat note Connor McDavid too much for Sharks in 3-2 loss to Oilers Oilers’ McLellan on Couture: “He drives that team as much as anybody” Sharks vs. Oilers: Is this where San Jose finally sets a playoff tone? Jones, who is 33-21-6 this season, is 2-0 this season in the second game when he starts back-to-back nights.… Read More

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Tiger Woods announces he will miss 2017 Masters to focus on recovery

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the 2017 Masters. The golfer released the following statement Friday evening: “Unfortunately, I won’t be competing in this year’s Masters. I did about everything I could to play, but my back rehabilitation didn’t allow me the time to get tournament ready. I’m especially upset because it’s a special anniversary for me that’s filled with a lot of great memories. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since I won my first green jacket. “I have no timetable for my return, but I will continue my diligent effort to recover, and want to get back out there as soon as possible. “I’d like to pass along… Read More

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