Track & Field Claims Two More Individual MVC Titles

first_img 4×100-Meter Relay 6. Young, Ahmed-Green, Welch, Rolle, 48.12 Discus 14. Michael Dolan, 133-11 15. Ryan Lemke, 133-4 100-Meter Hurdles 3. Mary Young, 13.58 7. Destani Welch, 14.10 200 Meters 4. Demetrius Shelton, 21.23 2016 MVC Outdoor Championship Sunday, May 15, 2016 Terre Haute, Ind. Day 3 Results 1,500 Meters 7. Robert McCann, 3:53.98 4×100-Meter Relay 4. Owens, Shelton, Chier, Vincent, 40.96 5,000 Meters 5. Reed Fischer, 14:30.77 20. Griffin Jaworski, 14:59.72 27. Josh Yeager, 15:14.36 34. Ali Jandal, 15:23.53 Complete Results Drake Individual Men’s Results 100 Meters 2. Pierce Vincent, 10.32 5. Demetrius Shelton, 10.50  Print Friendly Version Women’s Team Standings 1. Wichita State 155.5 2. Northern Iowa 133 3. Southern Illinois 117 4. Illinois State 107.5 5. Missouri State 100.5 6. Indiana State 70 7. Drake 59.5 8. Bradley 52 9. Loyola (Ill.) 23 2016 MVC Outdoor Championship Sunday, May 15, 2016 Terre Haute, Ind.center_img 5,000 Meters 1. Emma Huston, 16:27.19 9. Taylor Scholl, 17:19.95 15. Bailee Cofer, 17:30.07 21. Cassie Aerts, 17:37.72 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Two Drake University track and field student-athletes were crowned Missouri Valley Conference champions while six others earned All-MVC honors during the final day of the MVC Outdoor Championship.Drake’s champions included Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) in the men’s 400-meter hurdles and Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) winning her final race at an MVC Championship in the 5,000 meters. Combined with Robert McCann’s (Mississauga, Ontario) title in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, the Bulldogs finished the three-day championship with three individual titles.”This senior class has been amazing with Rob and Emma leading the way and Pierce Vincent and Kayla Bell coming in clutch with top-3 performances,” said Drake head coach Natasha Kaiser-Brown.Van Leersum’s win helped highlight another strong showing in the hurdles and earn the program’s second-straight title in the men’s 400-meter hurdles. The junior finished in 51.66, the sixth-fastest time in school history. He was followed by sophomore Hudson Priebe (Chamberlain, S.D.) who earned all-conference honors for the second-straight year with a third-place finish in 52.21.The women hurdlers had an equally impressive day as Virginia Hill (Haymarket, Va.) was third in the 400-meter hurdles with a huge personal best of 59.00, the second fastest time in school history. Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) was eighth in the race to collect points after turning in a third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles earlier in the day in 13.58. She was followed in that race by teammate Destani Welch (Des Moines, Iowa) in seventh place.”The Bulldogs really stretched themselves to contribute points this weekend,” Kaiser-Brown said of the efforts across the board.Huston’s victorious 5,000-meter race saw her best the field by more than eight seconds to add to her legacy at Drake. That win came just hours after she earned a second-place finish in the 1,500 meters in 4:27.36, less than a second off the winning pace.The Bulldogs’ men’s sprinters continued their strong season with points in the 100 and 200 meters. Pierce Vincent (Fayetteville, Ga.) was second in the 100 meters with a wind-aided time of 10.32 while Demetrius Shelton (Markham, Ill.) was fifth. Shelton, who has come on strong recently, later turned in a fourth-place finish in the 200 meters in 21.23, just a split second off the personal best time he clocked to earn a spot in the final.In the field events, Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) earned all-conference honors in a second event with a third-place finish in the triple jump via a jump of 40-1.50 on her final attempt to move up one spot. On Saturday afternoon, Bell also recorded a third-place finish in the triple jump.In the team standings, Wichita State claimed both the men’s and women’s team titles. Drake’s women finished seventh in the team standings while the men were sixth.Members of the team that have recorded regional qualifying marks will continue to train in preparation for the NCAA West Preliminary round in two weeks. Story Links Triple Jump 3. Kayla Bell,  40-1.5 7. Taryn Rolle, 39-1.75 400-Meter Hurdles 1.Bas Van Leersum, 51.66 3. Hudson Priebe, 52.21 Men’s Team Standings 1. Wichita State 206 2. Southern Illinois 132 3. Northern Iowa 125 4. Indiana State 118 5. Illinois State 86 6. Drake 63 7. Bradley 52 8. Loyola (Ill.) 35 4×400-Meter Relay 7. Priebe, Van Leersum, Zak, Lombardi, 3:18.14 400-Meter Hurdles 3. Virginia Hill, 59.00 8. Mary Young, 1:04.11 Drake Individual Women’s Results 1,500 Meters 2. Emma Huston, 4:27.36 9. Taylor Scholl, 4:38.70 Triple Jump 8. Johnathan Osifuye, 46-7.25 11. Ethan Turner, 45-5 16. Sean Buczek, 44-2 4×400-Meter Relay 6. Hill, Young, Rettig, Ahmed-Green, 3:47.43last_img read more

Friday Roundup

first_imgLike it, quotable, and scrutiny alerts and updates.  It’s all here in the Friday roundup.Like ItIf you get your FCPA from FCPA Professor, you can now like FCPA Professor on Facebook.  Click here.You can also follow FCPA Professor on Twitter.  Click here.QuotableWhat did Paul Pellitier (a former Principal Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section) think about Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell’s recent “we do not expect companies to aimlessly boil the ocean” speech (see here for the prior post). Pellitier wrote in a guest post on the FCPA Blog:“Somewhat surprisingly, however, AAG Caldwell seemed to place the blame for the arduousness of government FCPA investigations squarely on companies for “spend[ing] years, and many millions of dollars, investigating potential violations.”Although AAG Caldwell’s candid remarks provide enough reason to be hopeful, they don’t address critical distinctions between corporate internal investigations and the government’s own overarching criminal investigations that may serve to cause investigatory delays.As an initial observation, it remains an unavoidable fact that companies simply are not incentivized to incur substantial costs by acting needlessly in the conduct of those internal inquiries. Moreover, while it may be true that, on occasion, a company has “boiled the ocean” in the conduct of an internal investigation, the notion that federal investigators would routinely permit an “aimless” internal inquiry to negatively affect the course or duration of the government’s investigation is, at base, unconvincing.There is no doubt, however, that, regardless of the level of corporate cooperation, government investigators and prosecutors are not merely museum docents here. As AAG Caldwell pointed out, the government does not (and cannot) sit idly by and rely exclusively on the company’s internal investigation in making its charging decisions, but rather, conducts its own independent inquiry and “pressure tests” the company’s internal investigation. As such, the government plainly is the driver of the investigatory bus.”As to Pellitier’s comments, it is of course true that “companies simply are not incentivized to incur substantial costs by acting needlessly in the conduct of those internal inquiries.”Yet it may be true that: (i) FCPA Inc. may be so incentivized; (ii) FCPA Inc. participants are often the go-between between the DOJ/SEC and a company’s board of directors / audit committee; and (iii) few board of directors / audit committees are going to reject FCPA Inc. advice when the issue is a high-profile, sensitive, potentially criminal FCPA matter.Scrutiny Alerts and UpdatesHere is what Brian Robinson (CFO, General Cable Corporation) said on a recent earnings conference call about the company’s FCPA scrutiny.“I wanted to provide an update regarding the ongoing FCPA-related investigation. The general scope of our internal investigation remains broadly consistent with our past disclosures and we continue to believe, subject to any new developments, that our internal investigation will be concluded or substantially concluded later in this calendar year. As we’ve stated before, once we complete our internal review, we cannot predict how long it will take the SEC or DOJ to conclude their work or what the ultimate outcome may be, including the amount of any fines or penalties we may pay.We also cannot guarantee that the scope of this ongoing investigation will not change or expand in the future as it unfolds. As we’ve said before, any determination that our operations or activities are not in compliance with existing laws or regulations could result in the imposition of substantial fines, civil and criminal penalties, and equitable remedies including disgorgement and injunctive relief.In February of this year, based on the analysis completed at that time, with the assistance of our external counsel and forensic accountants, we concluded that we are able to reasonably estimate the amount of profit derived from sales made to the Angolan government owned public utilities that we believe are likely to ultimately be disgorged in connection with our ongoing investigation. As a result, we recorded an estimated charge in the amount of $24 million as an accrual as of December 31, 2014. The accrued amount reflects only an estimate of the Angola related profits reasonably likely to be disgorged and does not include provision for any fines, civil or criminal penalties, or other relief. There has been no change in the amount of accrual since it was put in place in February.”*****Bank of New York Mellon Corp. recently disclosed:“In January 2011, the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC Staff”) informed several financial institutions, including BNY Mellon, that it had commenced an inquiry into certain of their business practices and relationships with sovereign wealth fund clients. In the third quarter of 2014, the SEC Staff issued Wells notices to certain current and former employees of BNY Mellon, informing them that the SEC Staff has made a preliminary determination to recommend enforcement action against them for alleged violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with the provision of a limited number of internships to relatives of sovereign wealth fund officials. BNY Mellon received a similar Wells notice in the fourth quarter of 2014. On Jan. 23, 2015, BNY Mellon received an additional subpoena from the SEC expanding the scope of the SEC’s inquiry into the provision of internships and employment opportunities offered to officials and relatives of officials at government-related entities. BNY Mellon has fully cooperated with the SEC Staff’s investigation.”Speaking of the above disclosure, this World Finance video (7 minutes in length) asks “is bribery part of life on Wall Street?” (Note- challenging enforcement agency interpretations of facts or law (as recently highlighted here) is not lobbying as suggested in the video).*****A good weekend to all.last_img read more