NCAA ends boycott of North Carolina after 'bathroom bill' compromise
NCAA ends boycott of North Carolina after 'bathroom bill' compromise
11 April, 2017, 00:05
Those games were instead awarded to Greenville, S.C., costing the state millions in revenue.
"We are glad that the NCAA is going to come back to North Carolina and join us in fighting for more protections and for more ways to keep people from being discriminated against", Cooper told reporters Tuesday. The Republican majority accepts defeat on HB2 itself but extends the moratorium on local anti-discrimination laws from the six months originally proposed in December all the way out to 2020. But now that HB2 is off the books for good and the NCAA has come out to acknowledge it, however lukewarm the reception, it's likely we've seen the end of this charade barring any unforeseen changes.
Now HB2 has been repealed, and the events the Tar Heel State was planning to host in the 2017-2018 season are coming back. "It's simply another version of HB2 dressed up in a way desperate lawmakers hope will save state's economy", tweeted Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign. After the NCAA demanded that North Carolina repeal HB2 in March, North Carolina made a compromise by instilling HB142.
"(The new law) addressed a number of concerns that led to the relocation of the NCAA championships", the NCAA said. The new legislation, according to the athletics association, "minimally achieved a situation where we believe NCAA championships may be conducted in a nondiscriminatory environment".
"If we find that our expectations of a discrimination-free environment are not met, we will not hesitate to take necessary action at any time", the board of governors clarified in their statement. Ultimately, the board concluded that North Carolina's overt targeting of LGBTQ citizens was acceptable because many other cites also haven't committed to more fully protecting gay and transgender people.
North Carolina's new Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, said he was pleased with the NCAA decision but that much work still needed to be done to protect LGBT people. That requires future host cities to "submit additional documentation demonstrating how student-athletes and fans will be protected from discrimination".
In basketball, the ACC hoops tournament will be held in Greensboro and Charlotte the next two years after being played in Brooklyn this year, which was unrelated to House Bill 2.
The decision was announced by the college sports organization in a statement posted on its website Tuesday morning.
In testimony before the state Senate previous year, North Carolina Family Policy Council President John Rustin said that the Charlotte ordinance meant that "men could enter women's restrooms and locker rooms - placing the privacy, safety, and dignity of women and the elderly at great risk".
It's hard to celebrate fending off disaster with the NCAA when North Carolina remains one of the least welcoming and inclusive states in the nation.
Espaillat: "Today is an opportunity to bring awareness to the national pay gap that affects women across the country". Longtime advocate for equal pay, Jennifer Pellow, says she'd like to see more done by lawmakers to end the wage gap.
Samsung won't provide net income or break out divisional performance until it releases final results later this month. Lee faces five charges that could entail at least five years in prison if he is found guilty.
Luces, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Regional Director and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) Chair. A state of calamity means local officials can tap emergency funds and impose a price freeze on basic commodities.
City leaders said they did not know how the hacker gained entry, but said they are investigating the matter. The initial incident prompted a wave of calls to 911 by residents anxious there was some sort of threat.
He says the USA must keep in mind that there are grave risks and unintended consequences in the use of military force. Sanders showed why Trump is going to be a big anchor around the necks of the Republican Party in 2018 and beyond.
A Coral Gables Police Spokesperson said the scene was secured by 1:45 p.m and officers are now investigating the incident. Another trainer at the fitness center told one of his members the shooting involved a disgruntled former employee.
But after the zoo urged commenters to voice their frustrations - and thousands did - YouTube restored the stream within an hour. By Friday morning, April had finished all the prior night's grain and was still chomping away, the zoo said.
You've just got to understand where I'm coming from.' We go back and forth a little bit. I tried to do everything I could to prepare myself, but I was very calm today.
Russia, Iran army chiefs vow to continue Syria fight
The protesters held banners and chanted anti-American slogans Saturday such as "Death to America" and "Death to Israel". It's quite possible that Trump's strike deters Assad from using chemical weapons again, which would be a success.
USA sends message to N Korea, China with Syria strike
But the United States president later agreed to respect the "One China" policy in a telephone call with President Xi in February. Russian Federation might even see an advantage in the strike, said Andrew Tabler, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute.
Syria regime allies threaten to act over 'aggression'
The news agency reported that during the Friday phone call, the Saudi monarch congratulated Trump for his "courageous decision". The protesters held banners and chanted anti-American slogans Saturday such as "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".
Skiing Company Merger Affects Several Colorado Resorts
Colorado's Aspen Skiing Company and a private equity firm will buy the parent company of Vermont's Stratton Mountain. WCAX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ojMNno) that Aspen will pay $1.5 billion for Intrawest Resort Holdings Inc.
Trump spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman
The groups Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently and Sound and Picture reported that the attack killed a woman and her six children. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans meet with G-7 foreign ministers in Europe next week before going on to Moscow.
Airstrike on Syrian town hit by chemical weapons kills 1
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he welcomes the United States strike on Syria, but believes it isn't sufficient. The news agency reports that during the Friday phone call, the Saudi monarch congratulated Trump for his "courageous decision".
Justice to veto legislation eliminating greyhound racing
Both also voted to criminalize "revenge porn", posting someone's intimate or sexually explicit images without their consent. Justice said getting rid of greyhound racing would "mean job losses and fewer people coming to West Virginia".
Congress Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Protections
But critics said the rule would have added costs, stifled innovation and picked winners and losers among Internet companies. One service, NordVPN, says it has seen a "sharp increase" in consumer interest in the days since the Senate vote.
Palm Sunday: 36 killed in Egyptian churches
George Church during its Palm Sunday service, killing at least 27 people and injuring at least 78, the Ministry of Health said. While the Copts have stood steadfast alongside the government, an increase in attacks on Christians has tested that support.
This Apple Clips app needs to be a staple of iOS 11
One can also pinch and drag the photos and videos while recording to add zoom animations, as well as a smooth pan. What Makes Clips Different From Other Apps? According to Apple, Live Titles supports 36 different languages.
Tigers top Red Sox 6-5 after wild 8th inning
Tyler Collins , who started Friday in right, misjudged a flyball in the seventh for an error - but he also had two hits. Righty Joe Kelly walked James McCann to load the bases before losing Jones on a full-count pitch.