Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ ReddIt ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ Previous articleHoroscope: March 8, 2018Next articleMen’s basketball faces Big 12 Tournament defeat in overtime against Kansas State Dylan Guest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dylan Guesthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dylan-guest/ TCU housing helps upperclassmen find their home Twitter National Parks road trip to be held during spring break + posts Linkedin printTCU Housing and Residence Life is hosting their annual Diversity Poster Competition for the entire student body.The goal of the competition, which has run since 2009, is to raise awareness for diversity and inclusiveness on campus.“Creative students with a passion for diversity are invited to submit posters which will serve as a public, visible way of highlighting diversity as a value on campus,” said David Abshire, Hall Director at Grandmarc.Abshire said successful submissions must be original and creative, and be accompanied by a paragraph explanation highlighting diversity and inclusion. Those are the most important aspects considered when picking the winners.“Historically, the winner has been recognized at TCU’s annual Intercultural Banquet, hosted by Inclusiveness and Intercultural Services,” Abshire said.The winning posters will also be printed and displayed in residence halls and featured in the Housing and Residence Life office.Davis Castelli, a sophomore supply chain major, acknowledged the importance of a competition like this.“There are obviously issues regarding diversity in the world, and we see it on the news every day,” Castelli said. “I know issues regarding diversity on campus have also come up lately on campus. Competitions like this are a step in the right direction towards recognizing the importance of diversity today.”Submissions are due at the Housing and Residence Life office by 5 P.M. March 23.Poster Entry Guidelines:Must be original work of the studentPosters can be no larger than 11” X 17”Posters may be portrait or landscapeSubmissions may be manually created or computer generatedPosters can be submitted by an individual or a groupMust have the student’s name and TCU email on the back of the submissionSubmissions must be accompanied by a one-paragraph response to describe the inspiration Dylan Guest TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Community Engagement Programming to offer alternative spring break Health, communication and media: New minor is on the way World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Dylan Guest is a journalism major and Spanish minor from the Caribbean island of Aruba. TAGSdiversity Twitter
Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ printTCU soccer was shut out Thursday for the first time since their first game of the season, falling to Texas 1-0. The game was also TCU’s first Big 12 loss of the season. “Credit to Texas for figuring out a way to get the result,” head coach Eric Bell said. “I do think that in my heart of hearts, we were the better team, but at the end of the day it’s about scoring goals, and we didn’t do that.”The teams were stuck in a scoreless tie throughout the first half as the Longhorns outshot the Frogs 7-4. TCU would outshoot Texas in the second half, but they only tallied three shots on target compared to the Longhorns’ seven. “We weren’t precise enough in front of the goal with our crossing or finishing,” Bell said. “We didn’t do a good job of making the keeper have to make saves.”The game’s lone goal came in the 87th minute by Cyera Hintzen. For the shot total, 15 of TCU’s 18 were by the combined talents of Messiah Bright, Payton Crews, Gracie Brian and Grace Collins. This left Yazmeen Ryan without a goal scored for the first time in four matches, dating back to mid-September. The match was Yazmeen Ryan’s first game since Sept. 15 without a goal. Despite not earning the shutout, TCU goalkeeper Emily Alvarado recorded six saves, three in each half.TCU completes their road trip at noon this Sunday with a stop in Ames, Iowa, to face the Iowa State Cyclones. Facebook Twitter 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East TAGSsoccer Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ TCU News Now 4/28/2021 TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Jack Wallace Previous articleChanges to Endangered Species Act scrutinized by activistsNext articleHorned Frogs in the NFL Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts ReddIt Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Facebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Linkedin 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter
Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Ginnie Mae Updates Its Outline for the Future Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha June 11, 2019 1,354 Views Home / Daily Dose / Ginnie Mae Updates Its Outline for the Future Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Secondary Market This week, Ginnie Mae published an update to its Ginnie Mae 2020 white paper that was released in 2018. Apart from a detailed progress report on what it planned to accomplish by next year, the update also gave some proposals on housing finance reform.The report noted that under the Presidential Memorandum signed in March 2019, Ginnie Mae and other federalstakeholders “have been directed to propose reforms for the U.S. housing finance system.”Ginnie Mae said that this directive meant that the agency would modernize its operations and technology and also propose administrative and legislative changes, “that enhance our program requirements and our standards, ensuring safety and soundness.”Additionally, the report indicated that the reform plan could also include “further policy consideration not presented in this update.”Looking at the progress that the agency had made towards the goals enumerated in its Ginnie Mae 2020 white paper, the update indicated that Ginnie Mae’s mortgage-backed securities (MBS) platform remained robust and secure. While modernization would remain a top priority, Ginnie Mae said that its state-of-the-art platform already had the ability to easily scale without market disruption or operational incidents” as demonstrated in the period since the 2008 financial crisis, when the total MBS outstanding grew from less than $500 billion to over $2.1 trillion today.””At $2.1 trillion in size and growing, the Ginnie Mae MBS portfolio is an integral component of the U.S. mortgage finance system,” said Maren Kasper, Acting President, Ginnie Mae. “Ginnie Mae continues to demonstrate its capacity to effectively operate and maintain a state-of-the-art technology platform and counterparty risk framework, keeping pace with innovation and evolution in the mortgage finance system.”The agency said that the update included its efforts to continue to improve operations, enhance the user experience, and move towards adopting digital mortgages against the modernizations benchmarks presented in its white paper last year.Additionally, Ginnie Mae said that it continued to evolve its counterparty risk management program and maintaining a strong focus on program innovation.”This allows us to fulfill our mission by facilitating liquidity in the American housing market, ensuring the health of the Ginnie Mae security and protecting taxpayer interests,” Kasper said. “The report details the progress we have made in the last year and outlines our blueprint for the future.”Click here to read the full report. Ginnie Mae Housing Finance Reform Mortgage-Backed Securities Technology 2019-06-11 Radhika Ojha Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: U.S. Real Estate is a Hot Commodity for Foreign Buyers Next: The Disaster Delinquency Factor Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Ginnie Mae Housing Finance Reform Mortgage-Backed Securities Technology
Top StoriesPlea In SC Seeks Ex-Gratia Monetary Compensation Plan For Next Of Kin Of All Covid19 Related Deaths/Casualties Sanya Talwar11 July 2020 11:17 PMShare This – xA plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking inter-alia, directions to the the Union & State Governments to formulate appropriate guidelines to provide adequate ex-gratia monetary compensation to the next of kind of all Indian citizens in covid19 related deaths/casualties.”The state of the world is akin to an emergency, being war-Like in nature, therefore it is imperative to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking inter-alia, directions to the the Union & State Governments to formulate appropriate guidelines to provide adequate ex-gratia monetary compensation to the next of kind of all Indian citizens in covid19 related deaths/casualties.”The state of the world is akin to an emergency, being war-Like in nature, therefore it is imperative to provide ex-gratia honorary monetary compensation as a mode of relief measure and financial assistance to those families who have lost their loved ones due to COVID19″Excerpt of PleaThe plea has been filed on behalf of activist Mr. Hashik Thayikandy. it highlights that there is an extreme urgency for intervention in the present “in lights of the increasing death toll of Indian citizens”. Stating that the pertinent question which exists as a ground for public interest is whether the Union and State Governments have a constitutional and fundamental duty to protect the interests of Indian citizens in times of distress and worldwide agency, petitioner avers that it is imperative that the rights of millions of Indian citizens who are working diligently for the country each and every day are safeguarded. Some of the people being represented in the present PIL may not be aware of their legal rights being infringed and may not have the economic means to approach this Court, the plea states.”That the said petition is being filed in the interest of all the Indian citizens who are also the tax payers of this country and work diligently each and every day, leading to the development of nation. The current state of the world is akin to the state of emergency sue to the outbreak of COVID19 which has no cure/vaccine till date and therefore the citizens who are working for the country in the current scenario is equivalent to that of a sacrifice as not only are they working in the interest of other Indian citizens but are also working for the development of our country. The families of such citizens are duly entitled to ex-gratia compensation, owing to the immense hardships being faced by them in the event of death of their loved ones due to COVID19.”- Excerpt of PleaVarious guidelines that have been adopted across states and the centre to protect interests of people have been brought to the fore in the plea towards making, however, it is averred that the “fact must be acknowledged that it is the duty of the State to safeguard the interest and life of its citizens, especially in circumstances wherein the services provided by people are equivalent to that of a sacrifice”.The plea therefore urges for invocation of public law remedies for those citizens who have succumbed to covid19 while discharging their duties of our nation, regardless of the sector of employments.To substantiate this, the plea suggests that a National relief plan under section 11 of the NDMA be formulated for providing relief in the financial aspects, especially to the financially weaker sections of the society, who have no finances for sustenance and survival means, thereof, by way of compassionate compensation to the dependents of COVID19 related deaths.In this backdrop, it is prayed that a “Status report” be filed before the Top Court stating the total number of covid19 related deaths.casualties and measures taken by the State authorities or other competent authorities for compensating the loss of life and devise an appropriate “compensation plan” thereto.The petition has been settled and filed by Mr. Deepak Prakash, AOR and is drafted by Adv. Nachiketa Vajpayee and Adv. Divyangna Malik.Click Here To Download PetitionSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – August 29, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp The Deputy Leader of Sinn Fein says much uncertainty still surrounds what supports are available to businesses, community centres, sports clubs and farmers following last week’s flooding.Deputy Mary Lou McDonald is in Inishowen today visiting flood hit communities across the peninsula.Describing the scale of damage there as devastating and unprecedented, Deputy McDonald says the Government need to move forward with their plan of action:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/maryl.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Deputy Leader of Sinn Fein visits flood hit communities in Inishowen Facebook Pinterest Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleLough Swilly lifeboat tasked to rescue two people near RathmullenNext articleIntermediate cup 1st Round Draw News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA
Homepage BannerNews Loyalist protest in Dublin will highlight need for Garda evidence in Kingsmill enquiry- Frazer Twitter Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest By News Highland – September 19, 2017 Previous articleToland, Barrett and McLaughlin on board as Republic Ladies start World Cup qualifiersNext articleMinister ignoring ETB letters on Buncrana Three School Campus – Donaghey News Highland Loyalist campaigners are meeting Garda officials in Dublin today to discuss their plans for a demonstration in the capital.They say they’ll hold the protest, unless the government gives greater co-operation to the inquiry into the 1976 Kingsmill massacre, in which 10 Protestant men were killed.Loyalist campaigner William Frazer says they’re demanding legislation to allow Gardaí to give evidence to the inquiry, which is being held in Belfast…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/07frazer.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+
iStock(BREVARD COUNTY, Fla.) — Astronaut Michael Collins, 88, returned to where it all began — the spot where Apollo 11 launched into space 50 years ago Tuesday. He reflected on the mission that brought man to the moon and what he hopes to see for space exploration in the future.“It’s a wonderful feeling to be back at Launchpad 39A,” Collins told Robert Cabana, director of the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.Once referred to by some as the loneliest man in the universe, Collins appeared on stage as he was in the command module 50 years ago — without fellow Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.During the mission, while Armstrong and Aldrin made man’s first steps on the moon, Collins stayed in the command module.Had the mission failed, Collins could have been faced with the prospect of riding back to Earth alone across a quarter-million miles of space.“I want to turn and ask Neil a question, maybe tell Buzz Aldrin something, of course I am here by myself, but I know they would enjoy joining in to this sort of a conversation as much as I’m looking forward to it,” Collins said.Collins recalled the training and preparation that went into the Apollo 11 mission, when he spent more than 600 hours in a simulator preparing for the unprecedented journey.“No matter how well things are going for you, you can’t just relax and pat yourself on the back and say, ‘isn’t this wonderful?’”“Apollo 11 … was serious business. We, [the] crew, felt the weight of the world on our shoulders,” said Collins. “We knew that everyone would be looking at us, friend or foe, and we wanted to do the best we possibly could.”When asked where we go from here, Collins said that he “loved” the name Artemis, but his ideal space pursuit would be to go to Mars.Artemis 1, according to NASA, is “America’s moon to Mars approach for human space exploration.”The program’s stated goal is to land “the first woman and the next man” on the moon by 2024.“I think women can do anything that men can do in space, perhaps they can do it better,” said Collins. “But I don’t want to go back to the moon, I want to go direct to Mars, I call it the JFK Mars express.”Artemis 1 launch director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson said she enjoyed listening to Collins reflect on his experience and said she “couldn’t help but feel the goosebumps come up on [her] arm as [she] saw the final seconds tick off the countdown clock in the video.”Blackwell-Thompson’s launch team joined the original Apollo 11 launch group in Firing Room 1 to celebrate and share lessons learned from one launch team to another.After his interview, Collins also visited the Launch Control Center and Firing Room 1 to reconnect with the launch controllers from the Apollo 11 quest and meet with those who will launch the Artemis missions.As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approaches on Saturday, July 20, there are a host of other events to commemorate the historic feat.The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will project the image of a 363-foot Saturn V rocket onto the Washington Monument, while a 17-minute show, “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon” detailing the mission, plays on screens nearby. The simple projection of Saturn V will light up the Washington Monument starting Tuesday, and the “Apollo 50: Go for the Moon” show will play Friday and Saturday.The National Air and Space Museum also displayed the spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his ‘giant leap for mankind’ on Tuesday morning for the first time in over a decade.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
kali9/iStockBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ALEX STONE and MATT GUTMAN, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) — A suspect has been arrested in the brazen ambush shooting that left two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies severely wounded, authorities said.Authorities identified the suspect as 36-year-old Deonte Murray.Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced the arrest during a news conference on Wednesday, saying the Sept. 12 surprise attack showed “the worst of humanity — a cowardly act where a suspect ambushed and shot and attempted to kill two of our deputies.”“This cowardly ambush was followed by bystanders celebrating and cheering that the deputies had been shot, and that followed at the hospital — the sanctity, the quiet sanctity of the hospital — with protesters cheering and chanting for the deputies to die,” Villanueva said. “These acts and that day, I will not forget it, and it represents the worst in humanity and it shocked the whole nation. And that evening, I said we will find this man. And I can report today, we have found our suspect.”Murray has been in custody since Sept. 15, when he was arrested in connection with an alleged carjacking and a 10-hour standoff with police in the Lynwood section of Los Angeles, sheriff’s officials said. But when he was arrested, sheriff’s officials told reporters that Murray was not the suspect in the shooting of the deputies and that the search for that gunman, which prompted a reward that soared to $675,000 with private donations, was ongoing.During Wednesday’s news conference, Villanueva faced numerous questions about why his agency initially ruled out Murray as the ambush suspect. Officials claimed that at the time of Murray’s arrest they didn’t know for sure he was the alleged gunman.Murray was arraigned on Wednesday afternoon in the Compton branch of Los Angeles Superior Court on two counts of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder of a peace officer and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a statement from Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Murray pleaded not guilty to the charges and a preliminary hearing has been set for Oct. 28, Lacey said.Lacey said that if convicted, Murray faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.Murray was ordered held in jail on $6.15 million.The ambush unfolded on Sept. 12 as the two deputies, whose names have not been released by the sheriff’s department, sat in a marked patrol vehicle near the Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center in Compton, authorities said. Surveillance video released by the sheriff’s department showed an individual dressed in black shorts, a dark jacket and wielding a pistol walk up to the vehicle and shoot through the passenger-side window without warning.The shooter ran to a black four-door sedan and sped away, authorities said. As the gunman fled, surveillance video showed the patrol vehicle’s passenger-side door open and one of the wounded deputies, described as a 31-year-old mother of a 6-year-old, stumble out.Villanueva told ABC News earlier last month that despite being shot four or five times, including once in the jaw, the female deputy walked around the patrol vehicle to help her 24-year-old partner, who suffered gunshot wounds to his forehead, arms and one hand.Both deputies initially were in critical condition and taken to St. Francis Medical Center, where they underwent surgery. They’ve since been released but are facing long rehabilitation periods, officials said.Officials have not commented on Murray’s motive for the alleged ambush “beyond the fact that he hates policemen and wants them dead,” said Kent Wegener, captain of the LA Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.At the time of Murray’s arrest, reports circulated online implying that the armed carjacking suspect caught in Lynwood could be the gunman wanted in the surprise attack on the two deputies. However, the sheriff’s department issued a statement describing the online reports as “ERRONEOUS information” and said, “there are no named or wanted suspects at this time.”When Murray was arrested, reporters asked Villanueva why Murray was being held on $2 million bail and asked the sheriff directly if he was connected to the ambush, according to ABC Los Angeles station KABC.“[He] was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and carjacking,” Villanueva said then. “And he actually shot the victim with an AR-15, and stole the vehicle. So that, itself, is going to necessitate the higher bail. And he is an extremely dangerous person, and thankfully he was arrested without incident — without, at least, anybody being injured.”Lacey said the carjacking occurred on Sept. 1 in Compton when Murray allegedly shot the carjacking victim in the leg. Following Murray’s arrest on Sept. 15, he was charged with one count each of carjacking, second-degree robbery and assault with a semi-automatic firearm.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Despite much research on Euphausia superba, estimates of their total biomass and production are still very uncertain. Recently, circumpolar krill databases, combined with growth models and revisions in acoustics have made it possible to refine previous estimates. Net-based databases of density and length frequency (KRILLBASE) yield a summer distributional range of similar to 19 x 10(6) km(2) and a mean total abundance of 8 x 10(14) post-larvae with biomass of 379 million tonnes (Mt). These values are based on a standardised net sampling method but they average over the period 1926-2004, during which krill abundance has fluctuated. To estimate krill biomass at the end of last century we combined the KRILLBASE map of relative krill density around Antarctica with an acoustics-derived biomass estimate of 37.3 Mt derived for the Scotia Sea area in 2000 by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR). Thus the CCAMLR 2000 survey area contains 28% of the total stock, with total biomass of similar to 133 Mt in January-February 2000. Gross postlarval production is estimated conservatively at 342-536 Mt yr(-1), based on three independent methods. These are high values, within the upper range of recent estimates, but consistent with the concept of high energy throughput for a species of this size. The similarity between the three production estimates reflects a broad agreement between the three growth models used, plus the fact that, for a given population size, production is relatively insensitive to the size distribution of krill at the start of the growth season. These production values lie within the envelope of what can be supported from the Southern Ocean primary production system and what is required to support an estimated predator consumption of 128-470 Mt yr(-1). Given the range of recent acoustics estimates, plus the need for precautionary management of the developing krill fishery, our net-based data provide an alternative estimate of total krill biomass. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
“A Senator violates this code of ethics if…the Senator knowingly or intentionally engages in sexual intercourse or other sexual conduct…with an individual who is participating in a paid or an unpaid internship with the Senate, the House of Representatives, or another agency within the legislative branch of Indiana state government,” the amendment states.Committee members developed the amendment after the personnel subcommittee of the Legislative Council provided new recommendations for sexual harassment prevention policies Nov. 7. The personnel subcommittee is chaired by House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, and includes bipartisan membership from each chamber.One particular recommendation by the subcommittee included a call to both chambers to draft amendments to the codes of ethics in the state House and Senate to permit any person, including members of the public, interns, staff and more, to bring allegations of sexual harassment to their respective ethics committees.Sen. Liz Brown, R-Fort Wayne, chairs the Senate Ethics Committee and said the amendment approved Monday serves as a vital step in protecting lawmakers and alleged victims alike. She added the amendment ensures lawmakers are held to higher standards per best practices followed by other states and in the corporate world, all of which were considered by the personnel committee.“What has frankly disturbed me about some things is the lack of confidentiality, and I think for someone to come forward they need to deserve it,” Brown said. “Also, because we are elected officials, we also want to make sure people aren’t using this as a political tool, and so both sides should be protected until a thorough investigation is done.”The House Ethics Committee, too, is preparing to propose an identical amendment, Brown said.House Ethics Committee Vice-Chair Sue Errington, D-Muncie, confirmed her committee will discuss their version of the amendment Thursday during a public hearing. She said legislators in both chambers agreed to the change in an executive meeting with the Legislative Council last week.“There’s such a power imbalance, even when [the relationship] is consensual,” Errington said. “These are young people. Their parents are expecting that we have the kind of standards that would protect [interns].”While Errington said there was no indication Republican members are opposed to the change, members might propose unexpected amendments at the public hearing.Rep. Sharon Negele, R-Attica, chair of the House committee, called the extended rule a “no brainer” for both parties and said she believes members will approve the amendment. But she said it is “well within the rights” of any member to propose additional or unexpected amendments. So far, Negele said what she has heard of additional changes is coming from Democratic members.“It makes proper sense that [ethics rules for interns] should be spelled out,” Negele said.The chairwoman is taking a hard stance in any situation involving an intern and lawmaker who want to pursue a consensual relationship, particularly as younger legislators start their careers at the Statehouse this session.“My attitude as a mother is you can wait four months,” she said.Although the Senate committee’s amendment passed 6-0, the change is not official until it is presented to the full Senate for a vote. Brown said the amended guidelines could make an appearance on the floor this week.FOOTNOTE: Erica Irish is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Ethics Committee Passes Amendment To Protect Senate Interns And FellowsJanuary 7, 2019 By Erica IrishTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Members of the Senate Ethics Committee unanimously passed an amendment to its ethics guidelines Monday that add new protections for interns and fellows hired by the state’s legislative branch.The amendment says sexual relations between an intern and a senator, including relationships between consenting adults, constitutes unethical behavior and would be subject to an investigation by the ethics committee.