Lorne Adams came to Brock University in 1974, a young faculty member and an aspiring coach. Now, 40 years later, he is retiring, having left his indelible mark on the University in academics, athletics, research and thousands of student lives.Adams has been a part of Brock since nearly the beginning, and is one of Brock’s best-known and longest-serving educators. He taught, coached, mentored and led literally thousands of Brock students over his four-decade tenure. On Friday April 25, those athletes, colleagues, former students and countless alumni upon whom he has had an influence, will celebrate his career at Brock.During his Brock career, Adams received recognition for his legendary teaching, winning several significant awards, including the prestigious 3M Canada Teaching Fellowship Award in 2004. As athletic director from 2001 to 2010, Adams oversaw 50 championships in various sports, including 38 provincial and 12 national titles.This year marks Brock’s 50th anniversary and an opportunity for alumni and the University community to celebrate the significant events in our magnificent history. Throughout the year, alumni are encouraged to relive their Brock experience, return to their University and reunite with their friends, roommates, teammates, professors and coaches. This celebration for Adams is more than just a retirement party – it’s an opportunity for alumni to reunite and honour a Brock institution.Registration is encouraged for this event. A $10 registration fee will cover hors d’oeuvres and parking, with remaining funds going to the Dr. Lorne Adams Student Athlete Award.REGISTER NOWSend your photos and well wishes! A memory book is being compiled for Lorne, to include photos and notes of well wishes. If you have a photo or note that you would like to contribute to the book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org If you are unable to attend this event, but would like to contribute to the Dr. Lorne Adams Student Athlete Award to commemorate his retirement, please donate online at brocku.ca/bold-new-brockEvent details: Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 Time: 4 to 6 p.m. Location: Alphies Trough, Brock University Cost: $10 (includes hors d’oeuvres and parking; cash bar)For additional event information or questions, contact Janet Westbury at email@example.com
Violence earlier in April led to the death of 19 Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers and at least 28 civilians, according to State officials. The killing of civilians in Wau town followed the ambush and killing of the SPLA soldiers by suspected SPLA-In Opposition fighters.According to a news release, the Human Rights Division of UNMISS has interviewed 43 individuals, including eight women and two children, from 11 April, to collect information about alleged human rights violations perpetrated by government forces and aligned armed groups in Wau town on 10 April. “I can confirm that, as of Sunday, nobody is being detained in connection with this attack against civilians,” said Eugene Nindorera. “I talked to victims and witnesses and was shaken to hear their testimonies of how they had to flee their houses after being attacked. It’s more important than ever before that people are held accountable for the crimes they have committed.” He further confirmed after meeting the Governor of Wau state that the Governor had established a committee to produce a comprehensive report to determine the motive for the attacks and identify the perpetrators in order to hold them accountable. “I welcome this move,” Mr. Nindorera said, “and I encourage Governor Andrea Mayar Acho to exert his authority to ensure that people are held responsible for the crimes they have committed.” Meanwhile, UNMISS has confirmed that by Thursday (20 April) the protection of civilians site adjacent to the UNMISS base in Wau had registered some 17,000 new arrivals, mainly women and children, while around 5,000 people had sought sanctuary inside the compound of the Wau Catholic Church. The influx of newly displaced people has led to over-crowding and pressure on humanitarian services.