Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A wrong-way crash on the Southern State Parkway Tuesday night claimed the life of a 24-year-old East Islip man, state police said. The victim, identified as Travis Sloboda, was struck head-on by a 2004 Buick traveling west in the eastbound lane near exit 43A at 10:12 p.m., police said. Sloboda, who was driving a 1993 Subaru, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver of the Buick, 63-year-old Edward Ogden of Bay Shore, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he is listed in critical condition, police said. Police said the investigation into the crash is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 631-756-3300.
continue reading » It is no surprise that with consumers using digital payments more than ever before, card-not-present (CNP) fraud losses are starting to add up for merchants. Combined with the wide application of 3D Secure (3Ds) 2.0 for improving security of digital transactions, it is becoming a growing liability concern for credit unions. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated online spending to new levels, the U.S. EMV migration has shifted fraudsters’ focus online.While CNP fraud often flies under the radar, here are some of our latest insights to help your credit union improve loss recoveries and the cardholder experience due to this increasing cyber threat.Trends Driving Increased CNP FraudIndustry and consumer trends often drive trends in theft. Here are some of the recent trends that are moving fraudsters’ attention to CNP targets.Worldwide e-commerce sales are on the rise and projected to hit new highs as we continue into the mid-2020s. More consumers are shopping online, and as a result, it will become even harder to detect fraudulent activity on the web. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces 1,000 New Jobs in Lackawanna County Through Chewy Expansion December 23, 2019 Jobs That Pay, Press Release, Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf announced that Chewy, an online company for pet parents, will expand its operations in Lackawanna County. The company has pledged to invest upwards of $35 million into the expansion and create at least 1,000 new, full-time jobs in Archbald, Pennsylvania.“Chewy has long displayed a commitment to the commonwealth, employing thousands of Pennsylvanians and serving millions of customers here for more than five years,” said Gov. Wolf. “The commonwealth is proud to partner in Chewy’s continued expansion and looks forward to its new chapter in Northeast Pennsylvania.”With this project, the company is expanding its presence in Pennsylvania through a one million-square-foot build to suit location in Archbald Borough. The new fulfillment center, which will allow the company to ship to millions of its customers even faster, will be Chewy’s third Pennsylvania location.“We’re thrilled to continue our growth in Pennsylvania with the opening of Chewy’s third fulfillment center in the state and tenth in the country,” said Pete Krilles, Vice President, Corporate Real Estate and Facilities for Chewy. “The launch of this new location will create 1,000 new, full-time jobs, deepening our economic investment in the northeast Pennsylvania region. In addition, it will further extend our delivery network across the Northeast and Midwest, enhancing the customer experience by providing even faster order delivery times. We appreciate the partnership with the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Lackawanna County, Archbald Borough, Valley View School District, the Governor’s Action Team, and the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development and look forward to joining the Archbald community.”Chewy received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for the project. The proposal includes a $582,000 workforce development grant to help the company train its workers. The company has committed to investing at least $35 million at the site, creating 1,000 new, full-time jobs, and retaining 2,401 existing jobs throughout the state over the next three years.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with support from the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.“We are delighted to welcome a business with the standing and quality reputation of Chewy to the Valley View Business Park. The Chamber team was pleased to work with the commonwealth, NorthPoint Development, and Cushman & Wakefield in the successful attraction of Chewy to Northeast Pennsylvania, as well as Archbald Borough, Valley View School District and Lackawanna County in making this major investment a reality,” said Bob Durkin, president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.Chewy will be located in a facility in the Valley View Business Park, a mixed-use business park, part of a 1,300-acre development project, developed by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, using several funding sources, including support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through various loan and grant programs.Founded in 2011, Chewy’s mission is to be the most trusted and convenient online destination for pet parents everywhere. As the preeminent source for pet products, supplies, and prescriptions, Chewy delivers a broad selection of more than 1,800 of the best and most trusted brands, offered at competitive prices and complemented by a high-bar customer experience.Chewy is co-headquartered in Dania Beach, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts, with customer service centers in Hollywood, Florida and Dallas, Texas, pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky, and nine fulfillment centers across the country.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.
Bargain first-home buyer houses within 20km’s of the CBD Ms Atzori said when she was looking to take on a new client, she would interview them to make sure they understood the responsibilities of a landlord and warned they needed to have a contingency fund if they were to be successful in their endeavour.“Landlords need to understand that they need to have money aside for surprise maintenance such as hot water systems, which could cost more than $1000, roof leaks, major electrical issues et cetera,” Ms Atzori said. Mum’s $55 plan to make $680 Landlords are charged with supplying compliant smoke alarms, while renters are responsible for testing, cleaning and replacing the batteries.According to the Residential Tenancy Authority (RTA), maintenance such as damage to the property by a tenant or their guest; light gardening; mould caused by the tenant; changing everyday light bulbs; and testing, cleaning and replacing the batteries in the fire alarm were generally the responsibility of the tenant, although could differ in each rental agreement.Emergency repairs, like a burst water service, blocked toilet, or a broken hot water system or oven should be carried out as soon as possible and paid for by the landlord. The responsibility of changing the light bulb usually falls on the tenant, but there are exceptions for more complicated bulb changes.Should the landlord not be contactable, a tenant can arrange a qualified person to carry out the repairs to a maximum value of two weeks rent, and the landlord would either be contacted to pay the bill, or if the tenant pays, the landlord would need to reimburse them within seven days of receiving the receipt.REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said one of the most common reasons people moved from their rental was a poor relationship with their landlord, so being proactive was key to maintaining a positive relationship.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:30Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:30 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD360p360pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWho is the average Aussie renter?00:30 Who is responsible for the maintenance of your investment?Pesky maintenance issues can be a headache for landlords and tenants, especially if neither want to fork out the cash to fix the problem.Sash and Gable Properties business development manager Nikki Atzori said there was often confusion about who should swipe their credit card and that landlords needed to understand maintenance needs to be done before, during and after tenancies. MORE: Inside Sex and the City star’s LA home Pest control is a “grey zone” so landlords are encouraged to get on the front foot. Copyright: Thinkstock.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoMs Atzori said the responsibility of pest control was a “grey zone”, but encouraged landlords to get on the front foot and take care of it themselves.“I always advise my clients do annual pest control on their property,” she said.“That way, if tenants are not keeping the property clean, for example, there are crumbs everywhere, then you know that the issue is caused by the tenant and is not an issue for the landlord to take care of.”
Advocate 2 June 2016Family First Comment: Interesting! When reality hits home – even to those who support the ideology…. “Smith claimed that transgender rights have “intersectionality with other competing rights, particularly the implications for women’s rights.” She said that when her young daughters shared a bathroom with transgender women, it made her worry the children would be harmed. “I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults over six feet with deep voices entered,” she wrote in the statement. She went on to say that her “children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer. .… If we have all-gender restrooms which will accommodate trans folks, what do we do about women who are the survivors of rape, for whom it would be traumatic to share a public restroom where you take down your underwear, and there’d be men in the bathroom,” she said. Maya Dillard Smith, the interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, has resigned from her position because she does not support the organization’s fight for the right of transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.Smith reportedly said the ACLU is advocating for trans rights at the expense of safety for women and children. In a statement to Atlanta Progressive News, the former director called the ACLU a special interest organization that “promotes not all, but certain progressive rights. In that way, it is a special interest organization not unlike the conservative right, which creates a hierarchy of rights based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activites.”The ACLU of North Carolina, Lambda Legal, and Equality North Carolina are suing the state of North Carolina in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina because of the anti-LGBT law the state passed in March. In a joint statement, the organizations said House Bill 2 “jeopardizes the more than $4.5 billion in federal funding that North Carolina receives” for public education. They filed the lawsuit “on behalf of several organizations and individuals who will be harmed by the law,” wrote the three groups in a statement March 27.HB 2 prohibits transgender people from using public restrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identity, if those are located in government buildings, including public schools and university campuses. The law, introduced and signed into law in less than 12 hours during a special legislative session March 23, also rescinds all existing LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances, prohibits new ones, bars residents from suing for discrimination in state court, and bars cities from setting a minimum wage higher than the state’s.Smith claimed that transgender rights have “intersectionality with other competing rights, particularly the implications for women’s rights.” She said that when her young daughters shared a bathroom with transgender women, it made her worry the children would be harmed. “I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults over six feet with deep voices entered,” she wrote in the statement.She went on to say that her “children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer.”The former Georgia ACLU director said she believes that there must be a “solution” that balances the needs of women and transgender people in public accomodations, as if transgender people cannot be women: “Despite additional learning I still have to do, I believe there are solutions that provide can provide accommodations for transgender people and balance the need to ensure women and girls are safe from those who might have malicious intent.”In an interview with Atlanta TV station WXIA, Smith argued that cisgender (nontrans) women should not have to share bathrooms with trans women because it could be”traumatic.” “If we have all-gender restrooms which will accommodate trans folks, what do we do about women who are the survivors of rape, for whom it would be traumatic to share a public restroom where you take down your underwear, and there’d be men in the bathroom,” she said.READ MORE: http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2016/6/02/aclu-director-quits-says-trans-rights-threaten-womens-safety-video
By Edward AnschutzSTURGEON BAY, Wis. – Thunderhill Raceway is set to honor Terry Simon this Saturday, June 21.Simon was a huge supporter of local dirt track racing. You didn’t have to look far to find his wife Darlene sitting beside him in the stands or walking through the pits as they talked to all the drivers. Sadly we lost Terry to an unfortunate accident. He is missed by many and we’re racing in his memory with the third annual Terry Simon Memorial. With his 50th Thunderhill win achieved last week, Todd Dart padded his point lead in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds to seven over two-time defending champ James Tebon. The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars had a shake up as point leader Shawn Havel suffered a DNF, letting Charlie Kroll close to within one point. Two-time defending champ Dave Bouche sits two markers back. Thunderhill Raceway website designer Chris Budzban has raced his way into the point lead of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. Budzban leads Ryan LeMieux by just one point heading into week six. Both drivers are also in the hunt for the title at Luxemburg Speedway. Jeremy Jauquet is clinging to a one point advantage over Derek Moede in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.The bounty continues in the Street Stock division for anyone who can beat point leader Billy LeMieux. This will be the third week of the bounty. LeMieux has his race car fixed up and ready to go again this week as he’s chasing his first-ever championship. A lot of trash talk has started and there should be a solid number of new faces looking to take home that top prize. Many of Oshkosh’s best Street Stock drivers have inquired about the track layout. LeMieux leads Kevin Luedtke by 12 points.The 1st Choice Auto, Kelsey Coatings Vintage Race Cars will be on display. Fans will be able to see what body styles competed back in the day at Sturgeon Bay. We are also hoping to give rides in the vintage cars at intermission. Race fans will also get free popcorn. Action kicks off at 6 p.m.
Sarah Shelton of the Ellsworth Eagles keeps the ball in play on Tuesdayduring Ellsworth’s 3-0 loss to the Mount Desert Island Trojansin Bar Harbor. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Eagles, Mount Desert Island Trojans and Bucksport Golden Bucks appear headed for post-season volleyball play, and the Sumner Tigers are still within striking distance of a playoff spot with three games to go.In the state Class A standings, MDI’s 11-1 Trojans are ranked third and 5-6 Ellsworth is seventh among the 10 teams that will qualify for playoffs.In Class B, the 6-7 Bucksport Golden Bucks are ranked fifth among the seven qualifying teams, and the 3-8 Tigers are ranked eighth with point-worthy matches against Woodland and Machias still to play.MDI 3, Ellsworth 0This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMDI’s Trojans showed their strength on Tuesday as they dealt Ellsworth a 3-0 loss with game scores of 25-12, 25-17 and 25-23.After two lopsided losses, the Eagles gave the Trojans a battle in the third game, fighting back from a 20-15 deficit to trail just 24-23.But MDI’s Sarah Phelps ended the game — and the match — match with a clean kill for the 25-23 win.Sarah Shelton had two aces, seven kills, four assists and four digs; Sammy Mason had an ace, a block, two assists and four digs; and Jenna Haslam had three digs for the Eagles.For MDI, Elise Robertson had an ace, six kills and a dig; Emma Forthofer had nine digs; Camilla Thomassen-Tai had four aces, an assist and three digs; Sarah Phelps had two aces, three kills, a block, an assist and five digs; and Aubrie Boyce had three aces and five kills. For more photos from the MDI-Ellsworth game, click here.In earlier action this week:MDI 3, Washington Academy 0On Wednesday, Oct. 8, the Trojans rolled to a 3-0 win over the Washington Academy Raiders with game scores of 25-14, 25-21 and 25-23.For MDI, Elise Robertson had four aces, eight kills and a dig; Camilla Thomassen-Tai had seven kills and three digs; Helena Munsn had five kills, one assist and one dig; and Alaina Duley had four aces, an assist and nine digs.Bucksport 3, Jonesport-Beals 1On Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Bucksport, the Golden Bucks dropped the first game to the Jonesport-Beals Royals 25-23 but went on to win the next three 25-21, 25-14 and 26-24.For Bucksport, Holly Judkins had nine aces, three kills and five digs; Joy Fitzgerald had eight aces and two digs; and Whitney Gaudet had two aces, three digs and three assists.Woodland 3, Bucksport 1In Baileyville on Friday, the host Woodland Dragons prevailed over the Golden Bucks 3-1.The Dragons edged Bucksport 26-24 in the first game and the Golden Bucks followed with a 25-23 win. But the Dragons won easily in the next two games with scores of 25-5 and 25-14.For Bucksport, Holly Judkins had eight aces, seven digs and three kills; Joy Fitzgerald had four aces, two digs and two kills; Chloe Stubbs had two aces, five digs and a kill; Natalie Gray had three digs and two assists; and Whitney Gaudet had two digs and three assists.Machias 3, Sumner 0On Friday in Sullivan, the second-ranked Machias Bulldogs downed Sumner 25-16, 25-13 and 25-12 in a Class B matchup.For the Tigers, Julia Tardy had one aces, six kills and six digs; Tianah Johnson had three aces and six digs; Kiandra Barnes had one ace and seven digs; and Maria Cormier had nine digs. Bio Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. firstname.lastname@example.org GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017 Latest Posts Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all)
Demolition workers are preparing to tear down the final stand at the Vicente Calderón Stadium, the former home of Atlético Madrid.Los Rojiblancos moved into the Wanda Metropolitano ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, with the Vicente Calderón set to be transformed into a park.As pictured by AS, the only thing remaining from the once-iconic stadium is the main stand, which is set to be torn down in the coming days. The M-30 motorway, which has always ran underneath the stand, has been diverted through the middle of the stadium while the final demolition work takes place, leaving the Vicente Calderón looking like a construction site full of rubble.Atlético’s departure from the stadium has caused plenty of controversy among fans. While some supporters agreed with the club’s belief that the Vicente Calderón was too outdated for the modern game, many have felt too attached to the stadium to see it torn down.Some even took to social media to call for the stand to be left in its current state, as a sort of tribute to the club’s rich history.Atlético played at the stadium between 1966 and 2017, creating countless memories like the double-winning 1996/97 campaign.However, any efforts to preserve the stadium have been in vain as the Vicente Calderón will soon become a new park – the Park Atlético Madrid.Since leaving the stadium, Atlético have battled to two second-placed finishes in La Liga. Barcelona have stormed to the league title on both occasions, and Ernesto Valverde’s side have already opened up a narrow lead over Atlético this season.Los Rojiblancos find themselves third in the table, just one point behind both Barcelona and cross-town rivals Real Madrid. However, the two sides both have a game in hand over the rest of the league, and they will have the chance to extend their advantage at the top of the table when they face off in the rearranged El Clásico on 18 December.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Image courtesy of Heather McDonaldFighting back · USC alumna and Los Angeles-based comedian Heather McDonald came forward about being sexually harassed by a UC Regent.When Heather McDonald first heard University of California regent Norman Pattiz make what she said were sexual remarks about her clothing and body, she initially brushed them off. McDonald was working at the radio company PodcastOne, where Pattiz is the executive chairman, and she felt uncomfortable as a result of what she said was verbal harassment by Pattiz. However, she believed that by avoiding Pattiz, she could continue to record her podcast, Juicy Scoop, in peace. But as McDonald said the comments became increasingly offensive, she realized this strategy wouldn’t work. Instead, she played an audio recording of one of her encounters with Pattiz on the Oct. 27 episode of her podcast.On the recording, Pattiz is heard saying, “Can I hold your breasts?”When McDonald said no, Pattiz said his hands were “memory foam.”McDonald also said that Pattiz once joked about following her into a women’s restroom and made derogatory remarks to Ji Min Park, who left PodcastOne in August after saying that Pattiz sexually harassed her, telling her that she looked like a schoolgirl and that he had watched many videos with schoolgirls in them.For McDonald, comments like these made her feel inferior.“It makes you feel inadequate,” McDonald said. “It keeps you from being the successful person you want to be because it makes you uncomfortable.”McDonald, who left PodcastOne soon after the alleged incident, said she was hesitant to discuss the comments Pattiz made toward her at first, but she became motivated to come out with her story after other women accused then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and former Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes of sexual assault and harassment. McDonald said that after she discussed her experiences, many women emailed her to show their support and share their stories of harassment at the hands of male superiors and coworkers.“Since I’ve come forward with the story, I’ve been besieged with hundreds of emails of long stories from women who are 20 to women who are 50 and 60 who remember situations of sexual harassment,” McDonald said. “I want men to know that their words last forever.”In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Pattiz apologized for his comments.“There is no excuse for any such comments or making anyone feel uncomfortable,” Pattiz said. “If I did that, I sincerely apologize, and it will be a valuable learning experience.”Amanda Deutchman, a spokesperson for PodcastOne, declined requests for further comment.While the UC system has policies regarding how sexual harassment on campus is handled, it is uncertain how these policies affect people like Pattiz, who have allegedly committed these acts off campus.Monica Lozano, chair of the UC Board of Regents, said in an email statement that she did not take the allegations against Pattiz lightly.“We take the allegations of sexual harassment against Regent Norman Pattiz very seriously and find his comments as reported to be inappropriate and highly offensive,” Lozano wrote. “Current UC Board of Regents policies do not specifically address the behavior of members while they are not engaged in University business, but I intend to bring forward new policies that will remedy this. We cannot tolerate behavior that violates the University’s Statement of Ethical Values.”McDonald, however, said she does not feel the UC system took a strong enough stance against Pattiz, saying that he should not be allowed to affect campus sexual assault policies in his position as a regent.“I don’t think a 73-year-old man who has perpetually sexually harassed females in the workplace should be making decisions on how sexual harassment is treated on college campuses,” McDonald said. “My step-daughter is 17 and applying to UC schools, and she could be in a place where if she’s sexually harassed or hurt by someone who is rich and powerful, it won’t get the same kind of attention because of the status of the [perpetrator].”McDonald said she is proud to have spoken about her experiences and hopes she can inspire other women to come forward with their stories of sexual harassment or assault.“I had a Hollywood publicist tell me ‘you don’t want this to define you,’ and I said ‘I would love it to define me,’” McDonald said of her statements against Pattiz. “‘What do I want to be known as: someone who can do a Drew Barrymore impression better than anyone else, or Heather McDonald, a comedian who spoke up about her situation and inspired others to speak as well?’”
Associate head men’s basketball coach Tony Bland had been charged with bribery and fraud last September. Photo by Katie Chin | Daily TrojanAssociate head men’s basketball coach Tony Bland pleaded not guilty to four charges on Wednesday after being arrested in an FBI bribery and corruption case in September.The arraignment took place in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, a week after Bland was indicted on charges that include bribery and wire fraud, along with seven other men.Bland along with Lamont Evans, an assistant coach at Oklahoma State, entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday, a day after Auburn’s Chuck Person and Arizona’s Emanuel “Book” Richardson did the same. Bland allegedly took bribes from would-be sports agent Christian Dawkins and financial adviser Munish Sood and helped facilitate payments to two USC players or recruits that amounted to $9,000 in total. Dawkins also pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, as well as Adidas executive Merl Code.Bland’s attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, called the case “a waste of government resources” in an interview with the Los Angeles Times and said he did not know what the evidence was.USC held sophomore guard De’Anthony Melton out of the team’s first two games, releasing a statement that there were eligibility concerns surrounding the sophomore guard. Melton’s attorney, though, denied any wrongdoing and said that multiple investigations had cleared Melton. Though some coaches from other schools involved in the investigation have been fired, Lichtman said that USC has treated Bland well. “USC has been incredibly decent to him,” Lichtman said to the Times. “I don’t think the schools are following each other in lock step.”