E. Java, S. Sulawesi downgraded to COVID-19 orange zones

first_imgCiting the recent elimination of COVID-19 red zones in East Java and South Sulawesi, the national COVID-19 task force has said other regions should take the provinces as examples of how to address the pandemic.According to data published on kominfo.jatimprov.go.id, 28 of East Java’s 38 regencies and cities have lowered their COVID-19 statuses to orange, while the remaining 10 have been designated yellow zones. Previously, all the regions in the province were red zones. In June, East Java was declared a new COVID-19 epicenter as it had recorded the nation’s highest number of cases by province, surpassing Jakarta.Based on the task force’s guidelines, regencies or cities at critical risk are categorized as black zones, those at severe risk are red zones, those at medium risk are orange zones, those at low risk are yellow and those with no known active cases of COVID-19 are green zones. South Sulawesi recoded a decline in weekly new cases, from 722 to 505, a 30.1 percent decrease. The recovery rate in the province is 81.93 percent, and the death rate has dropped 46.2 percent.Read also: Bogor regency faces backlog of 1,000 unexamined COVID-19 swab samples“Both [provinces] have a higher recovery percentage than the national average,” said Wiku.East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa said that despite the fact that COVID-19 transmission was coming under control in the province, residents should not let their guard down.“Please keep adhering to health protocols until we can cut the chain of transmission totally,” she said, as quoted by kompas.com.She thanked all the stakeholders who had cooperated to make the improvements possible.“Thank you for all the hard work from regional and city administrations, the military and the police, attorney’s offices, courts, campuses, media outlets, health workers, religious leaders, volunteers and especially all the residents of East Java who are on front lines of controlling the spread of COVID-19 by being disciplined in wearing masks. They are the main factor in this success, she said in a statement published on kominfo.jatimprov.go.id.Separately, South Sulawesi Governor Nurdin Abdullah said the development was a source of pride for South Sulawesi residents, the South Sulawesi administration, the military, the police and health workers.“What’s really encouraging is that South Sulawesi used to be the province with the highest number of COVID-19 cases outside Java, but now the national COVID-19 task force has declared that we are out of the red zone,” he said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.He said it was important to keep adhering to health protocols as a COVID-19 vaccine had yet to be found. “This doesn’t mean that we are free, so we need to tighten our discipline in imposing health protocols in our daily lives,” he added.“To tell you the truth, we have no idea when vaccination can be carried out. The best thing we can do now is maintain our immunity with good nutrition, adequate rest and by consuming vitamins and avoiding stress,” Nurdin said. (iwa) Editor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : All of South Sulawesi’s 21 regencies and cities are now orange zones.“All provinces must compete in stepping up efforts to fight COVID-19 in their respective regions. It’s prestigious if COVID-19 handling in a region becomes the best,” said national COVID-19 task force spokesman Wiku Adisasmito in a press statement recently.He said weekly confirmed COVID-19 cases in both provinces had been declining and that neither province currently contained red zones.East Java recorded an 8 percent decrease in weekly new COVID-19 cases last week, from 2,182 to 2,008. The recovery rate in the province is 88.53 percent. #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #avoidcrowd #keepyourdistance #washyourhand #usesoap #socialdistancelast_img read more

Governor Wolf’s ‘It’s On Us PA’ Enters Fourth Year of Fight Against Campus Sexual Assault

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf’s ‘It’s On Us PA’ Enters Fourth Year of Fight Against Campus Sexual Assault It’s On Us PA,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by state and national It’s On Us initiative leaders today to announce nearly $1 million in grant to combat campus sexual assault at 38 colleges and universities. The governor is a steadfast supporter of campus safety and nearly three years ago established It’s On Us PA, the nation’s first statewide campaign.“We must never tolerate sexual assault on our campuses or a culture that allows it,” said Governor Wolf. “Over the past three years, my administration has worked with students, schools, and communities to build programs to stop sexual assaults. These grants will help schools across the state to make campuses safer, and help stop sexual harassment and assault.”It’s On Us is national initiative championed by President Barack Obama. The Wolf Administration has invested a total of nearly $3 million for It’s On Us grants over the past three years.“Since launching It’s On Us Pennsylvania in 2016 Governor Wolf and his administration have set a new standard for states across the nation in combatting campus sexual assault,” said Tracey Vitchers, It’s On Us Executive Director. “Pennsylvania’s leadership on this issue should serve as a model for state governments across the country, and a reminder that fighting sexual assault in our nation’s educational institutions requires bold, forward-thinking investments that ensure safe learning environments for all.”“I believe that It’s On Us has given students throughout Pennsylvania and the northeast the tools and skills necessary to advocate for survivors and affect change surrounding the culture of campus sexual violence, said Michael Blichar Jr., Northeast Regional Advisor for It’s On Us and a Kutztown University student. “It is It’s On Us student leaders who are creating the groundwork needed to end sexual violence once and for all.”Officials from several colleges and universities joined the governor for the press conference at the state Capitol. Colleges and universities can use the grants to create programs ranging from campus-wide training for students, faculty and staff, to institutional campaigns to raise awareness of the reporting process and the resources available to survivors of sexual violence.“We thank our colleges and universities for taking proactive steps to help prevent sexual assaults and harassment on our campuses and to improve the reporting and response systems to better serve all students,” said Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera. “The It’s On Us PA grants help our schools provide critical training and resources to students and employees so they can study and work in safer environments.”The 2018-19 It’s On Us PA recipients include public and private, 2-year and 4-year institutions in every corner of the state, and include 18 first-time It’s On Us PA grantees (marked with an *). The 38 postsecondary institutions selected for grants include:Cabrini UniversityCarnegie Mellon University*Chatham University*Chestnut Hill CollegeCheyney University of PADelaware County Community CollegeDickinson CollegeEast Stroudsburg University of PAElizabethtown College*Holy Family UniversityImmaculata UniversityIndiana University of PA*Jefferson University*Juniata CollegeKutztown University of PALackawanna CollegeLafayette College*LaSalle UniversityLycoming College*Manor College*Mansfield University of PA*Marywood University*Mercyhurst UniversityMillersville University of PAPeirce College*Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts*Robert Morris University*Saint Vincent CollegeSeton Hill UniversityShippensburg UniversitySlippery Rock UniversitySusquehanna University*University of Pittsburgh at Bradford*University of Scranton*West Chester University of PAWidener University*Wilkes University*York CollegeThe governor invited everyone to take the It’s On Us PA pledge. Thousands of students, teachers, families and communities have made a personal and public pledge to help prevent, address and respond effectively to sexual violence.center_img January 09, 2019last_img read more

UK regulator pledges to be ‘bolder’ on master trust oversight

first_imgThe UK Pensions Regulator (TPR) has said it will take “bolder” steps to tackle risks stemming from the master trust market and soon revise the voluntary assurance framework for the sector.Lesley Titcomb, TPR’s chief executive, said bolder regulatory action was needed in light of emerging risks, including cyber crime and developments in the defined contribution (DC) market.She added that the regulator would be more “innovative” with the kind of support offered to trustee boards and sponsors.The regulator’s corporate plan for 2016-19 noted that large numbers of new pension savers – it estimated 71% of new savers in the seven years to December 2015 – now had accounts with master trusts, and that more than half of all DC savers were members of one of the four largest master trusts. While it stressed the benefits of scale of master trusts, noting that they were often better governed, it said it nonetheless had concerns about the risk of one of the schemes failing.“A major failure of a large master trust, having no sponsoring employer to support it, could result in members being forced to meet the administration costs as a result of its disorderly exit from the market,” the report says.“It would also leave potentially large numbers of employers needing to find alternative arrangements to comply with AE.“Alternatively, members of small master trust schemes risk becoming trapped in a scheme that attracts insufficient members or assets to be sustainable.”The regulator said that either of the above cases could lead to a loss of member savings and damage confidence in the market.As a result, it said it would “guide” employers to use providers regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or master trusts that had completed the master trust assurance framework designed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).The regulator said it would work with the ICAEW to draw up a revised assurance framework, to comply with its revised DC code.The UK government has already pledged stricter regulation of the master trust sector.Andrew Warwick-Thompson, executive director for regulatory policy at TPR, previously told IPE the regulator needed to think “very hard” about how to prevent the number of master trusts rising further than the current 73 providers.While no concrete details have been announced, pensions minister Ros Altmann told the work and pensions select committee that either the regulator’s powers of intervention could be strengthened to protect members, or it could introduce “protections” to ensure members would not shoulder the cost of the disorderly collapse of a master trust.last_img read more

Hiker presents cheque to Child Heart Fund

first_img 22 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Hiker presents cheque to Child Heart Fund by: – June 25, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Shanne Anthony presents a cheque from Jolly’s Pharmacy to Kay Robinson, Treasurer of the Children’s Heart Fund. They are flanked by Jefferson Casey (R) of Jolly’s and Simon Walsh of the DHTA.Every step he made, every breath he took was for the children. Shanne Anthony, an employee of Harris Paints, participated in all three hikes organized by the DHTA during the month of May as part of Tourism Awareness Month and was the first person to register 75,000 steps during the Hike Fest. As a result of this feat, he was able to present a cheque to the Children’s Heart Fund (CHF) on Thursday, June 21st, 2012.The donation was made possible because Jolly’s Pharmacy, leading the way in healthcare, came forward and presented the DHTA with pedometers so that all hikers could keep track of the number of steps made, and they added an incentive. Jolly’s would donate $1 for every 100 steps to a charity selected by the first person to reach 75,000 steps.Choosing the Children’s Heart Fund was easy, said Shanne. He admitted that the word “children” tugged at his heart strings. “The word ‘children’ in the name of the charity just did it for me. My cousin is seven years old and she suffers from seizures because of a problem with the flow of oxygen to her brain and she has to seek medical attention overseas so I thought of her and other children who might be suffering from other ailments.”Receiving the cheque on behalf of CHF was Kay Robinson, the organization’s Treasurer. “We were excited when we heard about the Jolly’s incentive and that a hiker had selected CHF. We are on a drive to raise funds and Shanne must have heard our prayers. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Jolly’s, Shanne and the DHTA for making this contribution possible. One of our goals is to extend our reach to help all children with health-related illnesses so every dollar counts,” said Kay.Jefferson Casey of Jolly’s Pharmacy said Hike Fest was a natural fit for them. “Our major focus for sponsorship is health and a natural element of this is exercise, so we approached the DHTA and presented them with pedometers for all the participants. We also wanted to assist a charitable organization and we are very happy that the Children’s Heart Fund was selected,” said Jefferson.According to Simon Walsh, the DHTA’s PRO, an average of 76 persons participated in each hike with just under 10 persons completing all three hikes and registering their pedometers. “We were very pleased to partner with Jolly’s in order to provide the hikers with pedometers and to be able to facilitate this donation to CHF. We have seen Hike Fest grow over the years and the aim of the DHTA is to take Hike Fest regional. We’ve already had enquires from St. Maarten and the French islands for next year’s event so planning has already begun,” he added.Hike Fest 2012 included a River Hike on May 5th, which stretched from Pond Casse to Castle Bruce, a Cross-country Hike on May 19th starting in Colihaut Heights and ending in Picard and a Beach Hike from Eden by the Sea to Londonderry on May 26th.Press Releaselast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Feb. 23

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 539; 2. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 456; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 404; 4. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 306; 5. Tim Ward, Chan­dler, Ariz., 287; 6. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 269; 7. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 255; 8. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 254; 9. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 253; 10. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 241; 11. Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D., 240; 12. Ryan Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 239; 13. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 238; 14. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., and Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif., both 232; 16. Garth Dushanek, Avondale, Ariz., 225; 17. Zachary Madrid, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 223; 18. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 221; 19. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 203; 20. Kody Scholpp, Estevan, Sask., 198.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 213; 2. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa, 189; 3. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, and Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., both 188; 5. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 179; 6. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 167; 7. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 161; 8. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 146; 9. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 142; 10. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 139; 11. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 137; 12. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 136; 13. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 129; 14. Kenny Mer­ritt, Lorena, Texas, 127; 15. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 124; 16. Dean Cornelius, New Prague, Minn., 121; 17. Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill., and Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, both 113; 19. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 107; 20. Vance Honea, Phoenix, Ariz., 106.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 196; 2. Allen Hakes, Phoenix, Ariz., 167; 3. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 146; 4. Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., 107; 5. Jason T. Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 102; 6. Lenna Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 101; 7. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., and Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, both 79; 9. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., and Michael Wat­kins, Hawley, Texas, both 74; 11. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 72; 12. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 70; 13. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, and Kyle Singleton, Princeton, Texas, both 68; 15. Mike Erwin, Yuma, Ariz., 67; 16. Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., 64; 17. Scott Jeffery, Yuma, Ariz., 40; 18. Francisco J. Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 38; 19. Michael Whissen, Yuma, Ariz., 35; 20. David Irvin, Clarkdale, Ariz., 33.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 493; 2. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 455; 3. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 347; 4. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 327; 5. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 319; 6. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 313; 7. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 281; 8. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 280; 9. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., 263; 10. Bo Par­tain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 260; 11. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 253; 12. Wayne Dotson, Bakers­field, Calif., 228; 13. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 227; 14. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 217; 15. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 213; 16. Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D., 207; 17. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 180; 18. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Oregon, 179; 19. Marlowe Wrightsman, Peoria, Ariz., 160; 20. Brian Roode, Brooks, Alb., 154.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 205; 2. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 197; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 186; 4. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 134; 5. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 118; 6. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 97; 7. Devin Burgess, Stephenville, Texas, 79; 8. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 74; 9. Tyler Fain, Tuscola, Texas, 73; 10. George Egbert III, Salado, Texas, 71; 11. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 68; 12. Talon Minten, Seguin, Texas, 64; 13. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weatherford, Texas, 63; 14. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 60; 15. J.J. Jennings, Corpus Christi, Texas, 58; 16. Gerald Hender­son, Georgetown, Texas, 57; 17. Charlie Knight, Granbury, Texas, and Mitchell Wachsmann, West, Texas, both 56; 19. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, and Robert “Scotty” Cook, Abilene, Texas, both 55.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 73; 2. Clifton Whisenant, Proc­tor, Texas, Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, and Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, each 71; 5. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 70; 6. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 65; 7. Rick Saupp, Stephenville, Texas, 64; 8. Bill Hall, Killeen, Texas, 61; 9. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 37; 10. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, 36; 11. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 31.last_img read more

Burkhart has a blast while winning national, Northern Region Stock Car rookie awards

first_imgTroy Burkhart earned IMCA Sunoco Stock Car national and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region rookie of the year honors, in addition to the Kansas State crown this season. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)HAYS, Kan. – Twenty years or so ago, Troy Burkhart raced and had a lot of fun in a local cruiser class.Last year he followed son Tathan’s first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock campaign.This season Burkhart got back behind the wheel and raced to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car national and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region Rookie of the Year honors, as well as the Kansas State championship.“The thing about the Stock Cars is that they’re always competitive. The cars are equal and at the end of the night there are hardly any cautions and 10 cars are battling for the win,” said Burkhart, from Hays. “I like the open motor and I like the body style.”Burkhart caught the travel bug while on the road with Tathan last season. He recorded 54 starts at a dozen tracks in four states, with five wins and 22 top five finishes.He ended third in points at Salina, where he got his first win on April 27. Tathan was the Hobby Stock champion there and also earned a Kansas State crown as the pair completed a unique dou­ble.“I didn’t go into the season with the intention of running for rookie of the year. I had high expecta­tions but there are a lot of good drivers around here and it’s tough to get a good finish,” Burkhart said. “We had a blast doing this as a family and it definitely brought us together. We’d load up the cars on Friday and didn’t get home until Sunday.”“We lived it and breathed it. It was awesome,” he added. “I’m excited to travel even more next year. We had a blast this year.”Wins-5                    Top Five Finishes-22             Starts-54 HIS CREW: Sons Taron and Tathan and wife Tiffany.HIS SPONSORS: Xibit Customs, El Dos Mexican Restaurant and Jump Start Fitness, all of Hays; Kip­pis Insurance of Victoria; Walt’s Machine of Colyer; Sterling Supply of Stockton; Money Land & Cattle and Multi-Fire, both of Penokee; Perry Misner and Chubby Chassis, Albert; Mike Peter­silie and 1st Class Chassis of Hoisington; Mike Goldfuss of Dwight; Outlaw BBQ of Wright; and Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines, Iowa.last_img read more

Mullins at the double at Navan

first_img “He sweated up very badly and he’s what we call a hot horse,” said Mullins senior afterwards. “Even at home he’s like that although Patrick felt at the start that he might have boiled over too much. “He’ll probably go back over fences and will mix it between hurdles and chases.” Call Me Bubbles got the Mullins show off to a flyer when quickening away nicely to land the opening N.I. Childrens Hospice Maiden Hurdle. Always to the fore under Paul Townend in the two-mile test, the 11-8 favourite skipped clear after the last to record a five-length verdict over Courage. “He jumped a lot better today and he stayed well,” said Mullins. “He’ll probably go to Fairyhouse and he’ll resume his Flat career at some stage.” Press Association Willie Mullins continued his incredible season with a double at Navan, culminating in Rockyaboya’s victory in the Garlow Cross Handicap Hurdle.center_img Despite being covered in a lather of sweat, the 6-1 favourite was travelling much the best approaching the last. Jockey Patrick Mullins, who also owns the gelding, pushed him out after the last and he went on to record a three and a half-length success over Brian Who. last_img read more

Moyes denies Mourinho feud

first_img Yet Moyes insists there is no conflict between the pair, beyond what normally exists between competing managers. Instead, the Scot has declared his admiration for Mourinho, in much the same way as Chelsea’s manager spoke positively of Moyes last week. “Jose Mourinho is a tremendous manager,” said Moyes. “He has done really well in the Premier League. “Like me, he started doing his coaching badges in Scotland and whilst I wouldn’t say I know him that well, I do know him.” Indeed, Moyes’ admiration for the charismatic Portuguese extended to offering his sympathies after Mourinho’s exit from Chelsea in 2008. “I remember when he lost his job I wrote him a letter,” he said. “So, for people to say there is any feud is wrong. “Of course, you are going to find two really competitive managers. When our teams play we will both be highly committed to make sure our clubs win. “But I admire him for how well he has done as a manager.” Manchester United manager David Moyes has rejected talk of a feud with Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho. When both clubs were in Bangkok at the start of their respective pre-season tours of the Far East Mourinho, while claiming discussion of other club’s players was supposed to be off limits, insisted he could not be a “hypocrite” and admitted he liked Wayne Rooney. This was taken to be the start of a mind games battle between Mourinho and Moyes, which the United boss seemed to endorse when he said “bring it on” after his club had beaten the A League All Stars in Sydney the following week. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lambert unhappy over Senderos

first_img Jores Okore and Ciaran Clark are Villa’s only fit recognised centre-backs and Lambert admitted the club will be extra vigilant, especially with Switzerland. “We need to make people aware of things – if that’s what’s going to happen to your player,” said Lambert, who felt the Swiss had mismanaged his star. “I think we will need to give them (Switzerland) information now. If you bring players in, you need to do your homework. “We’ve had discussions as a club and are not happy. The medical people aren’t happy either. “They’d known he was injured. They should have done their homework. They don’t need us to tell them what he had done and what he needed to do. “I think they should have known he had not played for a month before and only played six minutes against West Ham. Common knowledge tells you – you have to know – what guys have not done as much as other guys. “We had a meeting with Tom Fox (chief executive) and said we are not happy with the way things have been handled. This is not normal.” Skipper Ron Vlaar is also sidelined with his own calf problem he suffered on duty with Holland while Nathan Baker is out until 2015 after picking up a knee injury at West Ham. Okore – who is yet to play this season after recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury – stands by with Clark to face the in-form Saints. “We’re down to a couple of centre halves,” said Lambert. “Nathan will be at least a couple of months. He’s just done his knee, it’s the back of his knee which is damaged but it will only need a rest.” The frustrated manager has been left with just two fit centre-backs ahead of Monday’s visit of Southampton. Senderos – who had just recovered from a thigh problem – returned to Villa from Switzerland duty after suffering a calf injury in training and is now sidelined for up to a month. Press Association Boss Paul Lambert has warned Aston Villa may spell out how to handle their international stars in the wake of Philippe Senderos’ injury.last_img read more

Lori Loughlin sentenced to two months in college admissions scandal

first_imgIn addition to paying $500,000, the FBI investigation revealed that the couple also doctored images and misled high school counselors in an effort to portray their daughters as athletic recruits. Both daughters no longer attend USC. Loughlin and Giannulli were the last parents sentenced in the monthslong saga. Though more than 10 universities and 30 parents were implicated in Operation Varsity Blues, USC was at the forefront of the scandal and national outrage, having admitted the highest number of students through bribes and having some of the highest profile celebrity cases. Sentencing for parents involved in the scheme ranged from weeks to months.  Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud after an FBI investigation in March 2019 uncovered a widespread scheme where wealthy executives and celebrities paid thousands of dollars to have their children admitted to elite colleges across the country. Prosecutors allege that Giannulli took a more active and involved role in the scheme, resulting in longer jail time. In addition to serving five months, he must also complete 250 hours of community service and pay a $250,000 fine. He reports to prison Nov. 19. In May, Giannulli and Loughlin admitted to conspiring with college admissions scandal mastermind and real estate mogul William “Rick” Singer to have their daughters, Isabella Giannulli and YouTube personality Olivia Jade, admitted to USC. For months, the couple denied their role in the scheme, saying they thought the bribe money they paid to former USC athletic official Donna Heinel had been legitimate donations to the University. “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison Friday for her role in the college admissions scandal. In May, Loughlin, along with her husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded guilty to paying $500,000 in a scheme to admit both of their daughters to USC as athletic recruits. Hours before Loughlin’s sentencing, Giannulli, a fashion designer, was sentenced to five months in prison for his role in what a U.S. district court judge called “breathtaking fraud.” Though the couple had initially pleaded not guilty, the two accused parents decided to plead guilty in May, after receiving additional charges that carried a maximum sentence of 20 years.last_img read more