The Forgotten

first_imgYou know how you can stare at something day in, day out, over and over, and see it so often that you can actually begin to not see it. That thing becomes so familiar, it just sort of disappears. This is how you start to take good things for granted. The cup of coffee that your wife makes you every morning without being prompted. That trail system next to your neighborhood that you ride only when you don’t have enough time to ride something better. That brewery that’s been churning out solid beers for years while flashier, newer entities have come and gone. The South is full of these “heritage” breweries that have helped lay the foundation for our craft beer scene only to see the market flooded with newer, sometimes edgier options. I’m talking about places like Starr Hill, Highland, Sweetwater. Highland’s the perfect example of a brewery that I absolutely take for granted. When I first moved to Asheville, I was so stoked that the town had a brewery like Highland that made great beers. I drank nothing but Gaelic Ale for 12 months straight. No water, no milk. Just Gaelic. Now, I can’t even remember the last time I bought a Gaelic. I still consider it to be a great beer, it’s just that there are so many other local options on tap, or at the store, I just sort of gloss over those old familiar labels and get sucked in by whatever new hotness that recently hit the market. I suppose it’s human nature to want what’s new. That probably explains why I start reading the rumors about the next iPhone about three days after I bring home the latest version. And we live in a time where it’s easy to get sucked into the hype surrounding the newest brewery. The fact is, I live in a town where a new brewery opens its doors every 20 minutes. Depending on how quickly you read, two new breweries might start selling beer during the time it takes you to get through this blog. I’m not complaining, I like having the options. It’s just that sometimes, I feel like a bit of a traitor when I realize I haven’t spent any quality time with those original breweries that were there for me when the options weren’t so robust. Or even that second wave of breweries, like Hi-Wire or The Wedge that opened during a time when the craft beer fever wasn’t so high and people actually said things like, “yeah, but can Asheville really handle another brewery?” Now, we don’t even question the business model. I actually get irate when a building gets renovated and I hear that whatever business going into the space isn’t going to brew their own beer. What’s the point of having a barber shop or dry cleaners if you don’t make your own IPA? So maybe it’s not my fault that I haven’t had a Gaelic or a Hi-Wire Pale in months. Maybe I’m just a victim of TMBTCF (too many beers to choose from). I’d like to support these “older” breweries, but I’ve also got to check out the new kids on the block. It’s my duty as a, uh, journalist. I guess the only solution is to drink more beer. I mean really, I don’t see any way around it. If I’m going to support all of the breweries in my town, old and new, I’m just going to have to drink more beer. It’ll be tough, but it’s the right thing to do.last_img read more

Maersk: Booking a Container Becomes as Easy as Booking a Flight Ticket

first_imgDanish shipping and logistics major A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S has introduced instant booking confirmation for containers, slashing waiting times for container bookings.The company said the move was aimed at eliminating waiting times, as the delay in booking confirmation, which has now been reduced from up to two hours to a few seconds, triggers uncertainty and extra workloads in managing supply chains for customers.“We are now making it as easy for our customers to book a container as booking a flight ticket. Instant booking confirmation makes it faster, easier and simpler for our customers to interact with Maersk. It is a milestone for the entire industry and a concrete example of how we are bringing our strategy to life when we improve the customer experience through seamless digital offerings,” says Vincent Clerc, Chief Commercial Officer, A.P. Moller – Maersk.Maersk said that the new solution provides greater visibility of sailing options with available vessel space, a list of depots with empty containers to choose from and a choice of relevant value adding services. It also ensures that a booking will not be cancelled at a later stage.“Due to e.g. lack of vessel space or equipment availability, around 10% of bookings placed in Maersk’s systems were previously either rejected or confirmed for an alternative sailing, often spurring customers to follow up with questions and requests for changes. Such follow-up inquiries have accounted for 15% of all Maersk customer service calls and chats – and close to 200,000 emails every month,” the company explained.The solution can be accessed through the online booking modules of the Maersk Line, SeaLand and Safmarine brands, covering dry cargo shipments. Refrigerated cargo, dangerous cargo (IMDG) and inland container yards are expected to be added during 2019. The instant booking confirmation is also available via the Maersk App.last_img read more

Arteta reveals plans for Arsenal star during Aubameyang’s suspension

first_img Read Also: Dangote drops hint when he will finally buy Arsenal “It’s a consequence of a sequence of things that happen afterwards and we have to know how to play a little bit better in these situations. “But in terms of effort and the spirit they showed (it was) top. “It’s game management and we will get better at that in the future hopefully. We need to know at these types of grounds that they (Palace) will put you on the back foot in many situations because they are really good and worked a lot on that.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… “We need to know there are certain areas that we can do that and others against these kinds of teams (where) it’s dangerous because they bring the two centre-backs up, put the ball in the box and we have to defend. Promoted ContentInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Asian Actresses Of Irresistible Beauty8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Mikel Arteta says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s three-game suspension doesn’t affect Arsenal’s January plans for Eddie Nketiah. Aubameyang was given a straight red card in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace for a crude lunge on home midfielder Max Meyer. Nketiah is still set to depart on loan. The forward will now miss Premier League matches against Sheffield United and Chelsea as well as the FA Cup fourth round clash at Bournemouth , but Nketiah is still set to be loaned out despite the skipper’s absence, with Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Sheffield Wednesday all said to be keen. “I didn’t before (think of using Nketiah) and at the moment we have to think mid-long term with Eddie,” said Arteta after the game at Selhurst Park. “We have to respect his evolution and development, we don’t have to make a decision just based on two or three games.” Arteta added that he was pleased at Arsenal’s increased show of aggression in the game, despite it partially leading to the red card. “Absolutely (pleased), I asked them to go 100 miles per hour, chase the ball and be very aggressive when we don’t have it to win it as quickly as possible and they tried to do that,” he said.last_img read more

Barcelona,Inter ready Aubameyang offers

first_img Read Also:Souness: Arsenal must keep Aubameyang The Gabonese striker is only under contract with the Gunners until 2021 and, as they have been unable to agree fresh terms, a sale could be sanctioned in the next window. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Barcelona and Inter are preparing to launch summer raids for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to Tuttosport. Mikel Arteta believes he can convince Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stayAdvertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?World’s Most Delicious Foodslast_img read more

Keith Herald, 90, Brookville

first_imgKeith Herald, age 90, of Brookville, Indiana died unexpectedly Saturday, December 29, 2018 at his residence in Brookville.Born May 18, 1928 in Jackson County, Kentucky he was one of eight children born to the late John & Bertha (Boggs) Herald. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. On October 24, 2009 he was united in marriage to Nancy Kolb, and she survives. Keith was retired from General Motors Corporation in Norwood, Ohio where he had worked for many years. He was a member & former Deacon of Maple Grove Baptist Church in Liberty, Indiana.Besides his loving wife Nancy, survivors include children, Lisa (Jeff) Goins of Hamilton, Ohio, Linda (John) Quattrone of West Chester, Ohio, and Diana King of Bright, Indiana; seven grandchildren, as well as several nieces & nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Herald, three sisters, Hazel Coffey, Ruby York, and Ruth McMillan; three brothers, Pearl Herald, Alex Herald and Raymond Herald, as well as an infant brother, Roland Herald.Family & friends may visit from 10:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Kevin Waltz will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial with Military Graveside Honors will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park in Hamilton, Ohio.Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Keith Herald, to sign the online guest book or send a personal condolence please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgPlayers asked Klausner to stay the trial, currently set to start June 16. The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed not to oppose the requests but did not agree with some of the characterizations made by the players’ lawyers.OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR$41M settlement by Ohio State covers 162 of doc’s accusersCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University will pay about $41 million to settle a dozen lawsuits by 162 men alleging decades-old sexual abuse and mistreatment by a team doctor, Richard Strauss.About 350 former athletes and other men had sued the school for failing to stop the late doctor despite concerns raised during his tenure. The university first announced a settlement with some of them in March, but the cost wasn’t made public until Friday. MLB-DRAFTMLB reduces draft to 5 roundsNEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will cut its amateur draft from 40 rounds to five this year, a move that figures to save teams about $30 million.A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that clubs gained the ability to reduce the draft as part of their March 26 agreement with the players’ association and MLB plans to finalize a decision next week to go with the minimum.The 160 players drafted would be by far the fewest since the annual selection started in 1965. The amount of signing bonus pool money eliminated is over $29 million. The NHL called it “inexcusable conduct” and said it would address the matter with the Capitals and Panthers.UFC-FIGHT ISLANDRelocated UFC 249 could ‘bring sense of normalcy to people’JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — UFC President Dana White still wants “Fight Island.” He’s temporarily settling for a peninsula. UFC 249 will serve as the first major sporting event to take place since the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country nearly two months ago. The bouts Saturday night in Jacksonville are expected to draw a large television audience considering the sports-craved nation has seemingly grown tired of replays and video game events. Lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje headline the fan-free card.  One bout was called off after a fighter tested positive for the coronavirus.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 — The Bills have signed defensive end and second-round selection A.J. Epenesa and two other players taken in the NFL draft last month. Epenesa played at Iowa and led the Big Ten with 10 1/2 sacks last season. Also signed were receiver and fourth-round pick Gabriel Davis of Central Florida and quarterback and fifth-round choice Jake Fromm of Georgia. All three got four-year contracts. — The Patriots have signed four more draft picks: linebacker Anfernee Jennings, tight end Devin Asiasi and offensive linemen Mike Onwenu and Dustin Woodard. New England has signed each of its April draft picks except second-round selection Kyle Dugger and third-rounder Dalton Keene.— Rashard Higgins is back on the Browns’ roster after signing a one-year, $910,000 contract. Higgins was limited by a knee injury last season and fell from favor with former coach Freddie Kitchens, finishing with just four receptions for 55 yards.— Brett Favre (fahrv) is refuting a Mississippi state auditor’s report that said the Hall of Fame quarterback received $1.1 million in welfare money for multiple speaking engagements that he didn’t actually attend. The former Green Bay Packers quarterback told ESPN Wisconsin’s “Wilde & Tausch” radio show he instead was being paid for his role in radio public service announcements and advertisements that ran for a few years in Mississippi. Favre reiterated that he is returning the money paid to him by a nonprofit group whose former leader has been indicted in a welfare embezzlement scheme.— The mother of Jets owners Christopher Johnson and Woody Johnson has died at 99. Betty Wold Johnson was often referred to as “The First Lady of the Jets” by players and called them her “grandchildren.” She was renowned for her philanthropic efforts and was a long-time contributor to arts, education and healthcare initiatives in the New York and New Jersey areas. Associated Press NASCAR has canceled races at Richmond Raceway, Chicagoland Speedway and Sonoma Speedway. Richmond was originally scheduled for April 19 and Chicagoland was slated for June 21. Speedway Motorsports traded its road course race in Sonoma scheduled for June 14 for a Cup race at Charlotte on May 27.NASCAR plans to race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina on May 17 and May 20. Since those races weren’t originally scheduled, NASCAR forfeited events at its Richmond and Chicago tracks.NASCAR is attempting to race at tracks within driving distance of its North Carolina-based teams.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took part in a teleconference with members of the National Basketball Players Association for an update on the league’s future plans amid the pandemic. A person familiar with the call’s details says Silver told players that the league is still aiming to hold full best-of-seven playoff series should the season resume and that playing without fans is an obvious possibility. Silver also spoke about the well-known notion of having the season resume in a centralized location, though cautioned that no decisions may be made for another several weeks. A special overseer independent of the university is expected to help allocate varying payments to the men based on their experiences and the harm done, aided by a three-person panel of experts evaluating claims.NBA-FORMER PLAYER ARRRESTEDEx-NBA player accused of shooting at 2 peopleTYRONE, Ga. (AP) — Former NBA player Shannon Brown faces charges in suburban Atlanta after he was accused of firing a rifle at two people who were looking at homes for salePolice say Brown was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault stemming from an incident May 2 at his home in Tyrone, Georgia. He is free after posting bond on Monday. May 9, 2020 — A small number of NBA practice facilities reopened for workouts Friday, and at least one team received permission from the league to test players and staff for the coronavirus. Cleveland and Portland were open for players who wanted to get back into game shape. The Orlando Magic revealed that they have been authorized by local health officials to test players and staff.— NCAA President Mark Emmert says the coronavirus is making it unlikely all schools will be ready to begin competing in college sports at the same time. He says the goal is for every team to have an equal amount of preparation time before its season starts. Emmert acknowledges there could be some competitive inequities caused by schools having varied timelines for re-opening campuses.— The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have announced the postponement of its 2020 international games, adding they look forward to taking teams overseas again next year. The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers were previously scheduled to open this season in Prague as part of the NHL’s Global Series. The Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning had been slated to play two games in Stockholm.— The presidents of the 11 Big East Conference schools are leaning toward not allowing sports to be played at schools this season unless their campuses are open. While no deadlines have been set, Commissioner Val Ackerman said the presidents indicated a late June/early July deadline for fall sports, and possibly a Sept. 1 deadline for winter sports. It is conceivable the league would play with some members not participating. Ackerman said there are hybrid scenarios that could change things, such as a campus opening late.— Fans returned to the stands Friday for baseball in Taiwan, even though they are spaced far apart as a safeguard against the spread of the coronavirus. Up to 1,000 spectators are now allowed at ballparks in Taiwan, but they must sit apart and are barred from bringing in food despite shuttered concession stands. Update on the latest sports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the former Los Angeles Lakers guard and two-time NBA champion told police he thought the couple was trying to break into his home.NHL-CAPITALS-LEIPSICCapitals cut ties with Leipsic after disparaging commentsARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have placed Brendan Leipsic (LIP’-sihk) on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract after he made disparaging comments about women and teammates in a private social media chat.In a conversation involving his brother and Florida Panthers minor leaguer Jack Rodewald, Leipsic commented on the physical appearances of Vancouver forward Tanner Pearson’s wife and Edmonton captain Connor McDavid’s girlfriend. He also called Capitals linemates Garnet Hathaway and Nick Dowd losers. Leipsic apologized, saying a friend’s Instagram account was hacked and taking responsibility for his comments. SOCCER-USWNT SUITUS women’s team wants trial to be delayed.UNDATED (AP) — American women’s soccer players want to delay their trial against the U.S. Soccer Federation.The request comes after an appellate court reviews last week’s decision to throw out their claim of unequal pay while allowing allegations of discriminatory work conditions to move forward.Lawyers for the women filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles to enter a final judgment on his decision to dismiss their pay claim, which would allow them to take the case to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. SPORTS-PLAYERS COALITION-GEORGIA SHOOTINGPlayers Coalition wants federal inquiry in Arbery deathUNDATED (AP) — The Players Coalition and dozens of professional athletes have sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting an immediate federal investigation into the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.The letter was signed by such sports stars as Tom Brady, Steve Kerr and Players Coalition co-founders Anquan Boldin and Malcolm Jenkins. It requested that the FBI and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division lead the investigation into the shooting of Aubrey, a black man, on Feb. 23.The coalition was formed in 2017 to raise awareness about police and community relations, criminal justice reform and education and economic advancement. It developed out of the dispute between NFL team owners and the players who were kneeling during the national anthem to bring a focus to social injustice. NFL-CONCUSSION SETTLEMENTOne law firm gets lion’s share of $112M in NFL concussion feesUNDATED (AP) — After years of infighting over $112 million in legal fees in the NFL concussion case, a federal appeals court has approved a plan that gives nearly half the money to a single law firm.The decision Thursday grants New York-based Seeger Weiss over $51 million, more than 10 times the amount of any other firm, including the lawyers who filed the first cases in 2012.It was lawyer Christopher Seeger who steered the negotiations that led to a surprise settlement in 2013 and who managed the case through several appeals. Some firms represented more than 1,000 players, while Seeger directly represented only about 20. — Soccer is back in South Korea for the first time since the pandemic shut down sports around the world, and its success or failure will be closely watched by leagues everywhere. The K-League season kicked off Friday in Jeonju with defending champion Jeonbuk Motors playing in an empty stadium but with chants piped in from supporters. Instead of fans, banners with messages of support were draped around the stands.— German politicians have been persuaded to allow soccer to resume in the country despite the coronavirus pandemic, but it seems the public still needs to be convinced. Three new polls from German broadcasters show at least half of respondents saying they are against the plan to restart the season. The top two divisions will resume on May 16 following a two-month suspension, playing in empty stadiums— Soccer teams are going to get some extra help from the bench during a backlog of games caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The International Football Association Board has agreed to let teams use two extra substitutes per match when soccer resumes. Leagues which typically end in May are preparing to restart and face a congested schedule into July and August to complete their season.— At least 70 percent of U.S. Olympic sports organizations have applied for government funds during the pandemic. The Associated Press surveyed 44 of the country’s national governing bodies. All but four of the 36 bodies that responded said they had applied for assistance from the Paycheck Protection Program.— At least six of the 20 English Premier League clubs are concerned about the plan to use neutral stadiums to finish the season. Ahead of Monday’s crunch meeting of topflight clubs, the Hornets have joined Brighton and Aston Villa in making clear their opposition to the current “Project Restart” plans. Watford is 17th in the league with nine rounds left and looking to fight off relegation amid a challenging backdrop brought on by the coronavirus outbreak. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNASCAR cancels 3 racesUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR’s revised 2020 Cup schedule eliminates three major races as the circuit attempts to restart its season. The settlement, expected to cost the NFL more than $1 billion over time, spared the league a trial over claims that it long hid what it knew about the link between concussions and brain injuries.In other NFL news:— LOS ANGELES 9AP) — The Los Angeles Rams finally have a date and an opponent for the long-awaited opening of SoFi Stadium. The Rams still don’t know for sure whether they’ll actually be able to have their big Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 13. Even if it happens, they don’t know whether there will be fans in the stands of their palatial new home for its first football game. The coronavirus pandemic is occurring during a historic year for this NFL franchise. The unprecedented circumstances are dismaying to coach Sean McVay, but he hasn’t given up hope of a proper homecoming for the Rams.— The Jaguars have agreed to terms with journeyman quarterback Mike Glennon to serve as a veteran backup to Gardner Minshew. Glennon began his NFL career with Tampa Bay in 2013 and spent four seasons with the team before playing for Chicago, Arizona and Oakland over the last three years. The 30-year-old Glennon has completed 61% of his passes for 5,163 yards, with 36 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in 29 games.— The Saints have cut three-time Pro Bowl right guard Larry Warford following the selection of interior lineman Cesar Ruiz in the first round of the NFL draft. Warford started all 44 games in which he played for New Orleans after signing a four-year, $34 million package in 2017. He was a Pro Bowl selection last season.last_img read more

Storify: Fans react to Maryland holding the ball for final 7 minutes of semifinal against Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse lost to Maryland 10-8 in Friday night’s NCAA tournament semifinal. Despite pulling within two, the Orange were unable to trim the lead further because Maryland held the ball for the final seven minutes of the game. After the game ended, fans took to social media to discuss the lack of a shot clock in women’s lacrosse, which helped allow the Terps to hold the ball until the end of the game.[View the story “Storify: Fans react to Maryland holding the ball for final 7 minutes of semifinal” on Storify] Comments Published on May 22, 2015 at 11:01 pm Contact Brett: [email protected] | @Brett_Samuels27last_img

Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident summary between Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20.Crimes against propertyat 12:10 a.m. on April 20, a suspect entered an unsecured dorm room in Fluor Tower and removed an unattended pair of headphones.at 11:55 p.m. on April 19, a suspect pried open the security screen on a bedroom window at 909 30th St. and began banging on the glass in an attempt to break it. The suspect fled on foot when a student walked into the room to investigate the noise, and the suspect could not be located during a subsequent search of the area.at 11:17 p.m. on April 19, DPS officers on routine patrol observed an intoxicated student kick a metal trash can into a vehicle that was parked near Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and detained him for investigation. The officers observed no damage to the vehicle and the student was released after being advised that the matter would be referred to Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards.last_img read more

USC suspends China programs

first_imgDube also mentioned the travel restriction may affect the orientation programs that the U.S.-China Institute normally provides for incoming international students. When students learned the University was suspending its overseas programs in China due to fears of coronavirus contagion, they were left uncertain of their next steps. Classes at the University had already begun, so the would-be study abroad students could choose between returning to Los Angeles and joining classes three weeks into the semester or taking a semester-long leave of absence. The decision to suspend the China overseas programs leaves students with limited options moving forward, especially for those concerned about the risk of flying back from China amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Twesha Dikshit | Daily Trojan) “The students either chose to come here back to school or they went on leave of absence for the semester,” O’Connell said. “Because last Friday was the last day to drop and add [classes], and this happened at the beginning of the week, they were able to get into classes here.” “USC does not send students to any countries where there is a Level 3 or Level 4 travel warning,” O’Connell said. “That’s the University policy, so we had to immediately suspend those programs.” “This is an important season in terms of obviously choosing the students, and then providing them with preparation so that they can come and get off to a good start,” Dube said. “It’s something the University does but all of these travel constraints are affecting that.” O’Connell said universities in China had a late start date for the spring semester that began after Chinese New Year, which was on Jan. 25 this year, and which is why students in Marshall’s international exchange programs hadn’t arrived in China before the program was canceled. Jessica Zhai, a senior majoring in communication, was a part of Dornsife’s Council on International Education Exchange program in Beijing that got canceled. She said she chose to take a gap semester and stay at home in China because she would have to make up for the missing assignments and lectures from the past three weeks. “[Universities in China] do not start classes until after Chinese New Year,” O’Connell said. “None of the students were attending classes or starting classes at [Peking University] or Fudan, where we have our exchange programs.” The Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences declined to comment further on the options for students enrolled in the China study abroad programs. O’Connell said the University has offered a few options for the students in the overseas programs in China: coming back to school or taking a leave of absence.center_img “The main impact, as far as the Institute goes, has been in complicating some travel arrangements that some researchers had planned,” Dube said. “Also potentially complicating some of the student-oriented programs that we have in place, not just for the spring but rather for the summer and fall.” “I just think that it’s hard for me to catch up,” Zhai said. “Currently, I have a very high GPA, so I do not want to jeopardize my GPA at all.” “I don’t want to travel back because of potential risk,” Zhai said. “My friends who went back to their countries often tell me that the next flight landed has people already infected.” Zhai also said the possibility of getting infected with the coronavirus on the flight back to the United States drove her not to go back to school. “It’s really awkward or difficult for students like me who [are] in China currently and the program got canceled,” Zhai said. “They’re very worried about our safety, and of course they do not want to assume any responsibility for whatever happens to you.” U.S.-China Institute Director Clay Dube said the travel advisory has complicated the travel arrangements that researchers and visiting scholars have planned.   Sean O’Connell, director of the International Business Program at the Marshall School of Business, said the cancellation of overseas programs in China was based on the University’s policy against sending students to countries with travel alerts. Zhai said she understands the University’s decision to cancel classes due to safety concerns, but since she was already in China, she wants the school to manage student cases on an individual basis. On Jan. 30, the U.S. Department of State issued a Level 4 travel advisory for China, warning people to stop all travel to China, due to the life-threatening risk from the coronavirus outbreak. All major airlines will be canceling flights to China beginning next week. The University, which cancels international programs at a Level 3 travel advisory, emailed students enrolled in the China programs last week to inform them of the cancellation and list alternative options.last_img read more