DOJ asks for victims of sexual harassment by landlord, property manager to report it

first_img Pinterest (Photo supplied/U.S. Department of Justice) If you have witnessed or experienced sexual harassment by a landlord, property manager, maintenance worker or anyone in control over housing, you’re being asked to report that conduct to the Department of Justice (DOJ).The pandemic has affected many things, including the ability of many people to pay rent on time. In response, the DOJ has received reports of housing providers attempting to exploit the crisis by sexually harassing tenants.The DOJ, through the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices, enforces the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits sexual harassment, among many other things, in housing situations.The Department encourages anyone who has experienced sexual harassment in housing, or knows someone who has, to contact the Civil Rights Divison by calling (844) 380-6178 or by emailing [email protected] can also file a complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development through their website, or by calling (800) 669-9777.Those who believe they may have been victims of discrimination should contact the U.S. Attorney General’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana by reaching out to Assistant United States Attorney Deborah Leonard at (260) 310-8987. WhatsApp TAGSCivil Rights Divisiondepartment of justiceDOJhousinglandlordmaintenance workerproperty managersexual harassmentU.S. Attorney’s Officevictim Twitter Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – May 4, 2020 0 470 center_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp DOJ asks for victims of sexual harassment by landlord, property manager to report it Google+ Pinterest Previous articleTeen injured Sunday while volunteering at West Noble food driveNext articleGov. Holcomb questioned after failing to social distance in public Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

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New development director

first_imgRobert K. Cooper will return to the University of Georgia March 14 as senior development officer and assistant to the dean for external affairs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Office of College Advancement, J. Scott Angle, CAES dean and director, and Brooks McCommons, senior director of the UGA Office of Development, announced today. “Rob is a proven, successful fundraiser in our industry,” Angle said. “In these tight budget times he’s the perfect person to help our college fund new opportunities for our students, our researchers and our extension programs.” Cooper was previously executive director of the National FFA Foundation headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., where he served as the chief executive of the foundation. He was responsible for overall fundraising strategies, achievement of the foundation’s mission and vision and overall strategic development.Before joining the National FFA Foundation, Cooper was director of development for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He was responsible for overall management of fundraising ventures and alumni relations.“It’s nice to come back to a place I consider home with fresh ideas and new experiences to apply to an institution I firmly believe in,” Cooper said. “The world-class work of this college is the future of agriculture, and I’m thrilled to have an important role to play in helping them secure that future.” Previously, Cooper was director of development at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He has held titles of executive director of the Maryland 4-H Foundation in College Park, Md., and director of development for the National 4-H Council in Chevy Chase, Md.He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.His wife Linda is a teacher with Oconee County Schools in Watkinsville, Ga.last_img read more

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David Luiz outlines Premier League title ambitions with Arsenal despite Liverpool defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Comment David Luiz believes that Arsenal have big potential as a club (Picture: Getty)David Luiz has insisted that he joined Arsenal in order to fight for the Premier League title and other major trophies following the club’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.The 32-year-old endured a difficult afternoon, conceding a penalty to Mohamed Salah who converted his spot-kick before failing to stop the Egyptian score a superb individual goal soon after.Although Arsenal grabbed a late consolation goal through Lucas Torreira, they were outclassed by their hosts as Liverpool ran out comfortable winners with Joel Matip also netting.Despite the defeat, though, Luiz is adamant that Arsenal have the potential to challenge for titles and claimed that the way they end the season will be more important to how they start it.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSunday 25 Aug 2019 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link283Shares David Luiz outlines Premier League title ambitions with Arsenal despite Liverpool defeat Advertisement Luiz conceded a penalty during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool at Anfield (Picture: Getty)Speaking post-match, Luiz said: ‘I think this club has an opportunity to shine like it did in the past. We have a lot of talent and a lot of players here with a lot of quality. I think for us it is about the end not about the beginning.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I came here with an ambition to fight for titles, for the Premier League title and other competitions also because it has been like that at other clubs where I have been.‘It was never easy. There [are] always tough moments, difficult moments but we made it count in the end so I’m going to try my best every single day and help everybody to believe in this because this club has a lot of potential.’Arsenal have endured some tricky visits to Anfield in recent years but they performed better on Saturday than they did last season when they were thrashed 5-1.Nevertheless, while Arsenal were praised for their battling qualities, their defensive display has been criticised in some quarters with Owen Hargreaves particularly scathing.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former Manchester United midfielder said: ‘Liverpool have two terrific centre-backs and Joe Gomez. Arsenal, we’re not sure if they have one.’Luiz joined Arsenal on transfer deadline day after spending six and a half years with their London rivals Chelsea across two separate spells as a replacement for Laurent Koscielny.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

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LA Lakers pull off surprising 112-95 win over Warriors

first_imgThe star point guard dazzled on the court with an endless flurry of 3-pointers and nifty passes. His team forced turnovers and pushed the pace toward easy baskets. And its opponent appeared dazed as it slogged up the court.It sounded like just what anyone would expect between the Western Conference’s worst (Lakers) and the Western Conference’s best (Golden State Warriors). Except it wasn’t The Lakers secured a surprising 112-95 victory over the Warriors on Sunday at Staples Center by doing something they could not pull off in their previous three regular-season games. Then, the Lakers lost by an average of 24.3 points.“Our guys played about as hard as they played all season long,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “It was the best game we played against the best team.” “Bigs tend to be lazy defensively, especially in transition because it’s hard for bigs to run the floor and get into the paint,” Bryant said. “The problem is you’re coming back and protecting the paint and Draymond Green is pushing the ball. So now you’re back in the paint. But all of a sudden, boom, here comes a dribble handoff with Steph and there’s nobody there.”The Lakers did not need to worry about that from happening. Instead, the Lakers (13-51) played like a championship contender while the Warriors (55-6) played like a lottery team. The Lakers forced 17 turnovers, while posting 46 points in the paint. Seven players cracked double digits in scoring, including Clarkson, Russell, Bryant, Brandon Bass (13 points), Nick Young (13 points), Julius Randle (12 points, 14 rebounds) and Marcelo Huertas (career-high 10 points and nine assists). Scott called Huertas the game’s “MVP.” Perhaps the 12:30 p.m. start against an inferior opponent lulled the NBA defending champions into complacency. Perhaps the Lakers responded to Scott’s pre-game speech where he was “almost challenging their manhood.”“Every now and then, you’re probably going to have a little complacency,” said Scott, reflecting on his time with the Showtime Lakers. “One thing that you always want to try to guard against when you’re playing lesser opponents, you don’t want to have that letdown. But it might create another run for them.”Russell feared that run would happen any moment until Warriors coach Steve Kerr yanked his starters with 4:37 left. Scott reported only feeling comfortable until the final minute. But before then, the Lakers offered hope for their future. “For the young guys, it’s extremely important to see the results,” Bryant said. “When you pay attention to little details, good things happen. As they grow, they start trusting that more and more.” Despite the concern on last year’s NBA regular-season MVP, Lakers rookie point guard D’Angelo Russell had enough ice in his veins to top Warriors guard Stephen Curry in points (21-18), shooting clip (6 of 14, 6 of 20), 3-pointers (3 of 7, 1 of 10) and assists (5-4). Russell also added a career-high four steals. “When you first come into the league, you’re fans of people, As the season goes on, they become just another player,” Russell said. “He’s just another player out there for me.”Even if he nursed a strained tendon in his left knee that sidelined him for a game, Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson beat Warriors guard Klay Thompson in points (25-15), shooting clip (10 of 21, 7 of 20) and 3-pointers (4 of 6, 0 of 8). “If you want to get measured or get talked about being a young backcourt that has a chance to be very good, then you’ve got to measure up against these two guys,” Scott said. “I thought they took the challenge.” And despite posting 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting in 25 minutes while nursing a sore right shoulder, Kobe Bryant contributed in his last game against Golden State by providing endless tips from the bench. Bryant reported adding pointed feedback to the Lakers’ post players. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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