He added that while street harassment is common, “such incidents are rarely reported, and when they are reported, it is difficult to identify the culprit. Even if the perpetrator is identified, it is the victim’s word against hers. Our presence in the field is therefore necessary in order to ascertain these facts.” Brussels police will deploy plainclothes officers across the city from Monday to combat street harassment against women. Officers will patrol “hotspots” such as public transport stations in the Belgian capital, police spokesman Olivier Slosse told news agency Belga. “The way women experience public space is one of the central points of our safety plan. Last year, we started training staff on what exactly street harassment is, but also on how to deal with victims of such acts, as well as how to draw up a report,” Slosse said. “Now we are going one step further by going out into the field and actively looking for the perpetrators. The idea is to catch harassers in the act.”
Cassidy Turley announced today that Houston-based The Hanover Company purchased ±2.76 acres in the Centerpoint on Mill complex in Tempe, west of the SWC of 5th St. and Mill Ave.The purchase deal includes $7M for the land, and in excess of $4.47M they will use to build a parking structure to replace the 271 parking stalls currently on the lot.Brent Moser, Mike Sutton and Brooks Griffith with Cassidy Turley Arizona’s Land Group represented the seller, DMB, during the transaction.Hanover plans to build a 6-story, 341-unit luxury apartment complex with a 9-level parking structure, two levels below grade and seven above.Construction is expected to begin this year with an estimated 21 months to complete. Hanover’s plans will not only provide new executive level housing in the Mill Avenue area, but with the parking structure they are not eliminating any parking spaces that are already in high demand in burgeoning Downtown Tempe, according to Moser.“Continuing to bring high-end housing to the heart of downtown Tempe is critical to the evolution of Mill Avenue,” said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell. “Today’s professionals want to live in a vibrant city with access to transit, entertainment and high-wage employment. This project captures the best of Tempe.”
Session ID: 2020-09-18:1ddc8b8f684d931670fe6058 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-42410-4269649413001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning 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 CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. AUBURN – In a year in which Auburn experienced many things it had never seen before, Monday’s gathering of fans, larger than some home crowds in recent years, to welcome their Tigers back to the Plains was a fit, unique sendoff to a season of many firsts for Auburn softball.Roughly 400 fans came out to Jane B. Moore Field to honor what athletic director Jay Jacobs appropriately called “the most successful softball team in Auburn history,” following the program’s first ever trip to the Women’s College World Series, which ended in a 3-2 loss in nine inning to No. 1 seed Florida in the national semifinals on Sunday.“This is a legacy,” Auburn coach Clint Myers said. “This is a team that has started the legacy of championships. …“It’s been a great ride, it’s been a phenomenal year. This is just the first step. We told everybody, everybody at Oklahoma City get used to seeing Auburn in Oklahoma City because this is our plan each and every year during the softball season, is to be playing for that national championship in Oklahoma City at this time of year.”Gus Malzahn and his offensive assistant coaches were on hand to welcome the softball team back and joined the crowd as it cheered Myers and seniors Morgan Estell and Branndi Melero, who addressed the crowd before welcoming the fans onto the field for autographs and pictures.“We’re a little different than most teams in character and everything else,” Myers said. “We want to pay it forward and we have no problem saying thank you.”Estell, who heroics on a perfectly thrown ball from center field to home plate helped keep Auburn’s season alive for one more inning on Sunday, said the year was “a dream come true” and encouraged the fans to keep the support coming because “they’re going to win the whole thing next year.”It was a somewhat bittersweet end for the team, which though more accomplished than any in program history, felt it could have gone even further after holding Florida to just three runs and five hits with nine walks.“It was stressful but it was kind of surreal just knowing that we were there, we made it this far, but I think we were kind of disappointed that we didn’t go farther because I think we knew we could,” said Lexi Davis, who took the loss on Sunday. “Holding Florida to four hits was something I was really proud of myself and my defense for and it kind of sucks not being able to go further, but if there’s anybody to lose to at least it’s the No. 1 team in the nation.”Even after Auburn’s bats came to life late in Saturday’s win over UCLA, the cold spell with runners in scoring position returned, which plagued the Tigers all postseason, was their undoing on Sunday as they stranded 14.“We did the things that we thought we should do the problem was we left (14) people on base, we didn’t get the one hit we needed, the one hit with all those people on that would have made a difference,” Myers said. “For the first time out of the box I couldn’t be more proud of them. They believed, they fought, they never quit. … Just one little hit; that’s where we’ll start when we start our practices next year. We were one hit away, one hit away, we could have been there.”Fans welcome the Auburn softball team back from the Women’s College World Series on Monday. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND
California coach Sonny Dykes will interview for the vacancy at Missouri, according to reports.BERKELEY, Calif. – California coach Sonny Dykes is interviewing for the vacancy at Missouri following Gary Pinkel’s recent retirement, a person close to the situation confirmed Tuesday.The person spoke condition of anonymity because neither school had announced the interview. The interview was first reported by Yahoo Sports.Missouri has begun searching for Pinkel’s replacement after he announced his retirement last month. Pinkel has been diagnosed with lymphoma and said he wanted to get away from the grind of football.Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades interviewed Dykes last year when he was searching for a new coach at Houston and is now taking another look at him.Dykes has two years remaining on his contract at Cal and the two sides have exchanged numbers on a possible extension. Cal is currently waiting for a response from Dykes’ camp to its last proposal.Cal athletic director Michael Williams did not take over the full-time job until last spring and did not hire Dykes, who was brought on during Sandy Barbour’s tenure as athletic director.Dykes has a 13-23 record in three seasons with the Golden Bears. Cal has shown improvement each season going from one win in Dykes’ first year in 2013 to five last year to a 7-5 record this season.Dykes also has been integral in improved academic performance for the Cal football team after it posted one of the lowest graduation rates in the country late in the tenure of previous coach Jeff Tedford. The school has increased admissions standards since Dykes arrived, eliminating some potential recruits from consideration.While the Bears improved each year under Dykes, they also have failed to win a single game in 12 tries against their three in-state Pac-12 rivals — Stanford, UCLA and Southern California — or against Pac-12 North powerhouse Oregon.Cal got off to a 5-0 start this season behind star quarterback Jared Goff before losing four straight games in conference play. The Bears won two of their final three regular-season games, including a dramatic comeback against Arizona State last week, to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2011.Dykes previously spent three seasons as head coach at Louisiana Tech and has also had stints as an assistant at Arizona, Texas Tech and Kentucky.The Tigers went 5-7 this past season under Pinkel.He had a 117-70 record in 15 seasons at Missouri, which includes five 10-win seasons — after the school had just one double-digit win campaign in the previous 110.