College sports earns poor grade for racial, gender hiring practices

Editor's note: Richard Lapchick is a human rights activist, pioneer for racial equality, expert on sports issues, scholar and author. Opportunities for people of color and women to be hired in college sports are still not where they need to be for real diversity, equity and inclusion on too many campuses. The current state of diversity at the NCAA headquarters needs to be improved if it is to be held up as a model for diversity, equity and inclusion at member institutions. There are many examples of this need in the 2021 DI FBS Leadership College Racial and Gender Report Card, published today by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida.
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Scituate Residents Prepare For Strong Winds, High Tides Ahead Of Nor’easter

SCITUATE (CBS) – It’s preparation time in Scituate ahead of Saturday’s storm with some homeowners taking no chances, boarding up windows, flood prone garages and sand bagging their properties. Resident Bette Kincaid says she’s “medium” nervous about this one. “It’s going both ways; the European models aren’t looking as bad so we’ll see,” she said. Timing is everything when it comes to the tides and winds and town officials say if there’s a silver lining it’s timing. “I think we’re lucky in that the winds miss the morning tide. But this looks like a classic nor’easter...
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Study: Diversity hires underrepresented in college athletics

A diversity study showed Football Bowl Subdivision schools continue to underrepresent women and people of color in hiring for leadership positions at athletic departments of the sport’s highest level of competition. The report card, issued Thursday from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) indicated improvement from...

Piney Point panel reveals data on red tide and more

Last March more than 200 million gallons of polluted water were pumped from Piney Point into Tampa Bay. The disaster resulted in red tide algae blooms and communities were exposed to radioactive waste. Phosphogypsum is the radioactive waste from turning phosphate ore into phosphoric acid, used mostly in fertilizers. Piney...

Boys Hoops: Gig Harbor picks up big road win at Capital

(Olympia, WA) The Gig Harbor Tides came into this game against the Cougars with a 9-1 South Sound Conference record and tied for 1st with Timberline. The Tides and Blazers also have split during the season so every game is critical for each team in the race for 1st place. The Cougars would be the last team the Tides had to play in league this season with a winning record.

Orioles announce 2022 minor league staff

The Orioles have found their new Single-A Aberdeen manager at a Connecticut high school, the latest example of the organization broadening its searches and moving outside the professional ranks. Roberto Mercado has been hired to replace Dave Anderson, who’s no longer with the Orioles. Mercado served as head baseball coach...

Interview With White Sox Pitcher Anderson Severino

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Research: Recruiting Underestimated Diversity in College Athletics | Sports

According to a diversity survey, schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision continue to underestimate women and people in their leadership positions in the athletic club of the highest level of sports. A report card issued Wednesday by the Institute for Sport Diversity and Ethics (TIDES) showed improvements from a year...

Extreme Tides

This weekend we’ll have extreme astronomical tides. The moon will be in perigee, closer to the Earth than at any other time this month, on Sunday. That alone is not a big deal. But the moon will also be in the New Moon phase on Tuesday. These two events combine together to give us higher and lower than normal tides.

These Sustainably Farmed Chips Are My New Favorite Snack

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. Packaged roasted seaweed is a popular snack these days, and the world of sea vegetable snacks is ever-expanding. Which brings me to these chips: I picked up a bag at Erewhon, intrigued by the notion of a puffed kelp chip. Kelp didn’t strike me as an ingredient that would puff up when baked, so I was surprised by the look of these chips. I just had to take them home and try them.