Ali Lmrabet ends hunger strike – Campaign for his release continues

first_imgNews Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists RSF_en June 24, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ali Lmrabet ends hunger strike – Campaign for his release continues Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today welcomed jailed newspaper editor Ali Lmrabet’s decision to call off his hunger strike after 50 days. The decision was announced yesterday by Prince Moulay Hicham, King Mohammed’s cousin, at a news conference in Casablanca in which the participants included Lmrabet’s lawyers and sisters and Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard.Lmrabet has lost 22 kg since beginning his hunger strike on 6 May, and he is very weak. Ménard called for him to be given all necessary medical tests to ensure that he does not suffer serious aftereffects, and for him to be allowed to receive a visit from his personal physician, Jamila Rhandy, who has not been able to see him for the past week.Reporters Without Borders said Lmrabet’s decision to end his hunger strike was a relief to all his friends and colleagues but was not a victory. Certain sources close to the government had said King Mohammed might issue a royal pardon, but this had not yet happened. Lmrabet was still in prison, he still had to serve a three-year jail sentence for his opinions and his two satirical weeklies were still banned, so the international campaign had to go on, the organisation said.Reporters Without Borders confirmed that it would continue its own efforts to obtain Lmrabet’s release. This will include a campaign to alert tourists travelling to Morocco to the other side of a country that is subject to royal caprice and press freedom violations.”Keeping Lmrabet in prisons signals a step back for freedom of expression in Morocco and an increase in authoritarianism by the monarchy,” Ménard said. “No one in the Kingdom of Morocco or abroad should resign themselves to this violation of freedoms.”Lmrabet is Reporters Without Borders’ correspondent in Morocco as well as being the owner and editor of the French-language Demain Magazine and its Arabic-language version Douman. He has been in prison since 21 May when a court in Rabat convicted him of “insulting the person of the king”, “offence against territorial integrity” and “offence against the monarchy.” The court sentenced him to four years in prison, banned his two publications and fined him 20,000 dirhams (about 2,000 euros). He was rushed from prison to Avicenne hospital in Rabat on 26 May, four days after being jailed.An appeal court on 17 June upheld the conviction while reducing the prison term to three years. Lmrabet’s lawyers have appealed against this decision to the court of cassation. June 8, 2021 Find out more News to go further April 15, 2021 Find out more News RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation Reporters Without Borders welcomed jailed newspaper editor Ali Lmrabet’s decision to call off his hunger strike. Lmrabet has lost 22 kg since beginning his hunger strike on 6 May, and he is very weak. The organisation which called for him to be given all necessary medical tests confirmed that it would continue its own efforts to obtain Lmrabet’s release. last_img read more

Emotional service honors Altobelli family killed in Kobe Bryant crash

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailnazarethman/iStock(ANAHEIM, Calif.) — A college coach, his wife and daughter who all died in a helicopter crash alongside Kobe Bryant were honored at an emotional memorial service where friends and family shared tears and stories.Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli and his wife, Keri Altobelli, were onboard the helicopter with their 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa Altobelli, who was a basketball teammate of the NBA legend’s daughter Gianna.All nine people onboard died in the Jan. 26 crash in California while en route to Bryant’s Mamba Sports Academy.John and Keri Altobelli are survived by two other children, son J.J. Altobelli — John Altobelli’s son from a previous marriage — and the couple’s 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Altobelli.In a video played at Monday’s service, J.J. Altobelli, with tears in his eyes, said the values he learned from his father are “really important to who I’ve become as a person, as a man. How I’m gonna be as a husband. And the role I’m gonna serve for Lexi going forward.”Keri Altobelli’s “devastated” brother, Derek Sanders, was choked up as he spoke to the mourners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, saying, “My life was forever changed when Alexis and Alyssa were born. … I was completely smitten, my heart was taken.”“They were everything to me, and I’m so grateful I got to spend time with them,” Sanders said, crying. “My remaining’s life devotion will be to Lexi.”John Altobelli was a coach at Orange Coast College for 27 years and was known to be a mentor to players, whom he “treated them like family,” according to the school.He had a “continuous commitment to make a difference in young people’s lives,” his best friend of over 45 years, Clarke Smith, said at Monday’s service.He was also a dedicated family man, and would work out at 6 a.m. so he wouldn’t miss any time he could be spending with his daughters, said a co-worker.“Alto was nothing short of a saint,” said Sanders. “I saw a man who sacrificed tremendously because of the love and devotion he had for his family … we all idolized him.”Jeff Piaskowski Sr., a friend since childhood who went on to coach with John Altobelli, was overcome with emotion at the service as he recounted the last day he saw him, on the baseball field the day before the crash.“Please remember Alto for all the special moments he gave us,” he said. “He always treated me as if I was his brother. He embraced my family as if they were his. Thank you, Alto, for the opportunity. I love you, my friend.”His wife, Keri Altobelli, was strong, direct and bold, but also “loving and extremely loyal” and “embraced everything her family did,” said her friend, Lori Lever.“As the girls grew up, their personal passions became Keri’s passions. Managing the family schedule with baseball commitments for [her husband] Alto, basketball for Lyssa, tennis and academics for Lexi, supporting J.J. as he pursued a career in baseball like his dad,” Lever said. “And the demands of Keri’s own business left little time of anything else.”“Watching her do this effortlessly was nothing short of amazing,” Lever said.Alyssa Altobelli was a “devoted basketball player” with a hard work ethic, but she also “always had my back,” her friend Sammy Forbath said at the service.She recalled when they played on the same basketball team and Alyssa, and instead of shooting for her 12th basket of the game, would pass to her, “so I could make my first.”“And when I’d miss, she’d look at me with a smile and say, ‘Good try, you’ll get the next one,’” Forbath said. “She always was doing her best to make people happy and make them feel good.”“There is no way for me to put what they mean to me into words,” J.J. Altobelli said at the service. “The legacy they left will continue to live on through all of us.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. February 11, 2020 /Sports News – National Emotional service honors Altobelli family killed in Kobe Bryant crashcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Summer Safety.

first_imgAdult supervision is Bower’s main recommendation for keeping kids safe on a farm, whether at work or play.”Lack of supervision by adults is the No. 1 problem with kids getting in risky situations,” he said. “Adults tend to think that school-agers are more able to play and work unsupervised than they are. That’s when you see a spike in injuries.”Many farm accidents could be prevented if simple safety precautions were followed. To address the growing problem, Progressive Farmer magazine began a national farm safety camp.Safety Camp Can Help The Progressive Farmer Farm Safety Day Camp program is a one-day, hands-on workshop that teaches farm children and their parents safe farm practices. Each year more than 60,000 children and adults participate nationwide.Children divide into age groups in the camps to learn about animal safety, first aid, electrical safety, poison control, fire safety and tractor safety.Two camps are offered in Georgia this summer. The first is June 21 at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, call the Spalding County Farm Bureau at (770) 228-2341.Camps tailor their lesson plans to the type of farming or ranching in their area so each program best serves the needs of its community. That made the camp a good fit for Timothy Jennings, an Extension Service agent in Fannin and Union counties.”Our farming community here is small, so we wanted to focus more on the general safety aspects of the camp,” Jennings said.For the second year, Jennings and a local volunteer will host a camp Sept. 21 at the local elementary school for fifth graders. The camp there will focus on safety around small engines like lawn mowers, weed eaters and chain saws, plus fire, food, gun and hearing safety.”The kids responded very positively last year, and the school officials were pleased,” Jennings said. “So we hope to make it an annual event.”To find out about getting a Progressive Farmer Farm Safety Camp in your area, visit their Web site at http://www.progressivefarmer.com/safety. “The biggest problem is children around machinery,” said Don Bower, an Extension Service child development expert with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.”They don’t have the experience or maturity,” he said, “to make the important decisions required when using machines.”Keeping children away from machinery isn’t just a problem on farms, but in homes as well. A lawn mower can be just as dangerous to a child as a tractor.”Whether children want to help or adults need them to help, it’s potentially dangerous,” Bower said. “Machinery is so much more complex today. And parents often have unrealistic expectations about a child’s ability to make good decisions in a trouble situation.”Parents often feel secure after teaching their children the proper way to run farm equipment. But that’s often not enough.”If they have to make a snap judgment, children often make a poor one,” Bower said.Always Supervise Childrencenter_img Each year thousands of farm workers, farm operators and their families suffer work-related injuries. Workshops around Georgia are designed to help children keep safe on the farm.In 1997, there were 705 fatal injuries and 50,544 nonfatal injuries on U.S. farms, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Operators and family members accounted for about 72 percent of the fatal injuries and 43 percent of the nonfatal ones.Farming has one of the highest fatality rates of all occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Farmers and farm workers generally get little formal safety training. They often work alone and are far from help if they get hurt. Many on-farm injuries happen to children.Keep Kids Away From Machineslast_img read more

Increasing Profitability: 7 Cost-Saving Strategies We Learned From Our Clients

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Here at Morey Publishing, we’ve had the opportunity to work with many great companies and excellent entrepreneurs who’ve taught us how to increase profitability in this challenging economic climate. From them, we’ve learned many cost-saving strategies that we’d like to share. Call it our way of paying it forward!• VOIP From Adam Schwam, the chief operating officer of Sandwire Corporation, we’ve learned the cost-saving benefits of Voice Over the Internet Protocol, aka VOIP. You plug your phone into the Internet and you’re connected, that’s how easy it is.“As a matter of fact, you can plug the phone in any Internet connection, even in China,” says Schwam. “It makes no difference, and it works as it’s here on Long Island, without delay.”To change your service, you don’t need to go to the phone company and jump through hoops, he explains. For example, by just going to the website, you can easily reprogram your phone. Schwam has his office phone set up so an incoming call can be displayed on his own cell phone wherever he is, his office phone as well as his assistant’s phone, in case it’s an important call and he can’t pick it up himself. Likewise, he points out, you could program outgoing calls to use your office number in case you prefer to keep your cell phone private.“You don’t have to run telephone wires everywhere when you have this system,” Schwam says. “It goes right into any place that has the Internet. One wire. When you want to replace the telephone system, you don’t have to do any rewiring. You just plug it in.”The connectivity options can make a huge difference on the bottom line. In an instant, separate offices can be interconnected. You go to one place, plug in your phone, and it acts like an extension, as if you’d just stayed put.Another advantage to VOIP is that it enables your cell phone to function with your laptop to create a portable office, enabling assistants in the field to stay in touch as they work on an outside project, for example. All you need is Wi-Fi.Schwam says the VOIP technology was developed more than a decade ago but recent developments have made it faster and more affordable, particularly because Internet bandwidth has become so much cheaper compared to traditional telephone service. Now you can get as many lines as you need, when you need them. Plus, a handset may break, but the phone system won’t. If your office loses power in a storm, for example, you can go plug your phone in somewhere else and go back online. Or log in from anywhere and have your business calls go directly to your cell phone. What you do is up to you. That’s the message we’ve taken to heart.• EMV Making the shift to EMV credit cards—the new global standard for cards equipped with this innovative technology designed to authenticate chip-card transactions and cut down on fraud—is the right way to go. Embedded in each EMV, which literally means Europay, MasterCard and Visa, is a small, metallic square that is actually a computer chip. Unlike the traditional magnetic stripe on the credit card, this new chip creates a unique transaction every time it’s swiped, making it harder to duplicate if the card were stolen because it would be denied.EMV won’t prevent data breaches but it will make life more difficult for crooks who get their hands on these new cards. So the switch is on and increased security is the goal. The national deadline for businesses to install smart-chip readers was October 1st.[Download the free eBook “What Merchants Need To Know About The New Credit Card Processing Liability Regulations & How To Be Compliant: Post-October 1st EMV Deadline” HERE]That heightened protection is a plus for customers and retailers, alike. But, as we’ve learned from Joseph Doyle, a partner at MerchantPro Express, retailers might also want to examine their merchant processing fees because that’s a great way to save money.Visa and MasterCard take a look at “every single credit card in the market place” and come up with rates and fees for each one, explains Doyle.“If you’re a merchant and you take 100 different credit cards a month, that’s 100 different rates and fees,” he says. As a result, processors are being charged a certain amount for each account and they are charging their customers. According to Doyle, there’s a good chance you are on a certain pricing structure, and not even be aware of it.Merchant Pro Express can look at our credit card processing statement and see where we can save money based on what the financial industry calls basis points, a unit of measure defined as one hundredth of 1 percent that enables them to compare interest rates.As Doyle put it best, “It’s all about basis points.”And he should know.Too many small businesses today are still carrying legacy debt on their books that is very difficult to refinance. Thanks to our association with direct lenders like PowerUp Lending Group’s Jay Kirchner, we’ve learned how to tip the balance in our favor.“As a direct lender, we’re able to make decisions quickly and provide answers for small to medium-size businesses that have been shut out of traditional banks,” Kirchner says. “At PowerUp, we have carved out a great niche as an industry leader in the direct lending space by providing loan consolidation options for our clients.”We’ve been able to roll up our existing loans into new loans with more comfortable payback periods, and that’s enabled us to concentrate on what we do best.• Change Up Your Insurance When’s the last time you bid out your business insurance? Good question, and we can thank James Harnett, senior vice president at The Whitmore Group, Ltd., in Garden City, for posing it to us.“There are always new carriers getting in and old ones getting out,” Harnett says. “It’s good to test the marketplace.”Of course, insurance carriers like to put a premium on continuity and staying power, but he recommends doing your due diligence every two to three years by perhaps contacting two or three other carriers besides the one you’re currently with. Why? First, of all, you “keep your carrier honest,” he explains. If your present carrier likes your account, and you get a competitive bid lower than what you’re paying, you might be able to negotiate a reduced premium.But since no two insurance policies are exactly the same, Harnett points out, you have to weigh cost and quality. “Coverage counts,” says Harnett. “Balance them both.”And some coverage out there, as he notes, “is not worth the paper the policy is written on.”Here’s something else to consider, Harnett advises, how your insurance carrier handles your claim. If you’re happy, go for it.“When you see the policy working,” says Harnett, “that’s what can really sell the insured.” But as he’s taught us, there’s a lot that goes into it. “It’s not just price,” he says. And that’s something every business should learn when it comes to considering their insurance.• Barter Domenic A. Casillo, the president of TradeWorks in Kings Park, taught us the modern value of the ancient barter system, one of the oldest forms of payment.“We help our members use leverage to create buying power,” says Casillo. “How they create that leverage is based on their cost of goods.”He explains that when you’re a member of TradeWorks, you don’t have to do a direct one-on-one trade. Instead, you can accumulate trade credit and use it to obtain what you’re after. “It’s a lot harder to find two people who need each other’s services,” Casillo says. “It’s a lot easier to find somebody who needs somebody’s services and then that person needs somebody else’s services and so on and so on.” Now five years old, TradeWorks has more than 400 members on Long Island, with services ranging from plumbing to accounting and so much more it’s mind boggling. And that’s not all.“We go outside our initial system and deal with people throughout the country to give our members other opportunities,” he explains. For instance, he did a deal with a company in Pennsylvania that bought a lot of exercise equipment from one of TradeWorks’ Long Island clients. In exchange, he hooked up a member with a hotel room, a hot air balloon ride and a winery tour.Typically, TradeWorks helps facilitate the transactions, as well as making sure that everybody is getting a fair deal.“It’s a great way to use leverage to create more buying power and also to expand your market share by introducing your product to people who wouldn’t normally work with you,” he explains. “That’s the beauty of it!”And we couldn’t agree more.• Monthly Financial Reports Our accountants, DeFreitas and Minsky, CPAs, made us realize how too many small businesses see their accountants only once a year just to get their taxes done, and they lose out on the cost-saving potential of consulting with their accountants much more frequently, either monthly, quarterly, or every six months. No question it’s been a huge benefit.“We changed our business model about 25 years ago,” says Manny DeFreitas, “dedicating ourselves to meeting and communicating with our clients as much as possible. Visiting the clients at their place of business is by far the most effective. We get to see then in their comfort zone and see the operations firsthand.”He says that the clients who see them monthly have been the most successful. “We normally prepare monthly financials that we review with the client in their office,” DeFreitas explains. “When there is a question, someone is there who knows the answer or can find it.”The frequency is important, he stresses, because that means the financial information is most up to date.“If the financial information is not timely, it is futile,” DeFreitas explains. “Our outside eyes look at things differently from the business owner. This is obviously a very important and powerful tool for the client.”It’s certainly worked to our advantage.• Cloud Computing Not too long ago Gerard Hiner at Webair Internet Development, Inc. convinced us to consider the cloud instead of hosting our software and website in house. Redundancy and connection speed are two of the factors he helped us consider when we enlisted his company’s services.“Cloud computing enables companies to realize significant cost savings compared to hosting their infrastructure, software and websites in-house,” Hiner says, “mitigating the need for large capital expenditure investments, and server and system maintenance, software licensing and upgrade expenses, and power and cooling costs.”Hosting our system in a state-of-the-art facility like Webair’s NY1 datacenter also allows for increased reliability, low latency connections and personalized service that a company like ours simply cannot get with hosting providers located thousands of miles away.And in a hurricane prone region like ours, there’s another benefit, as we found out firsthand. “Webair’s NY1 datacenter is the most redundant facility on Long Island, so there is no fear of costly downtime in the event of a disaster, power or hardware failure or data corruption or loss,” says Hiner.That lesson not only saves cost, you might say it’s also invaluable.• Strategic Alliances In the new economy, Kirk Kordeleski, former CEO of Bethpage Federal Credit Union, has given us a lesson in the new math: 1 + 1 = 3. That’s right, with the right combination, the sum can be bigger than the parts. Kordeleski, now the CEO and Founder of Kordeleski Consulting, a national consultant in the credit union field, is a big proponent of the benefits of strategic alliances.“A lot of the work I’m doing with both small and mid-sized companies,” says Kordeleski, “is to look at shared services, which are basically the backroom operations: accounting, HR, legal services, marketing, things that are essential for companies to be successful.”As Kordeleski sees it, too many small to midsize firms “try to do it all themselves by hiring people who aren’t as skilled because they can’t afford them. Our strategy for these folks is to put their work together where they have like businesses and to help them find ways to consolidate those backroom operations into things that are more professional, quicker to market and more cost effective.”The goal is to produce a winning combination.In our case, we forged a strategic alliance with Bethpage Federal Credit Union to further the Best of Long Island promotion.“That is a great example of putting together two organizations that have a common interest in business on Long Island and creating a brand that works,” says Kordeleski. This partnership enabled us to use our skills and broaden the image of Bethpage as a community-oriented financial institution with a unique engagement at the local level in a wide range of enterprises.In his new consulting role, Kordeleski is helping businesses learn how to profit from those shared savings, in other words: to invest those resources rather than let them lie dormant. Whether these savings come from improved digital expertise, faster speed to market, market expansion, or just being more mobile across more channels, the idea is to reach the consumers who are the ones ultimately making the decisions about your products and services.“Use the money you save from operations that don’t add value to your company but have to be done,” advises Kordeleski, “and put them into parts of your company that can make it grow and enable it to compete in the future.”We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. But then, we’ve learned from the best.last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Flu antivirals, animal-disease spread, India adds labs, flu hits islands, handwashing and MRSA, climate and bluetongue

first_imgMar 31, 2009 Remote South Pacific islands hit hard by fluThe tiny islands of Tokelau, which lie about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, have been hit by an epidemic of seasonal flu that has affected about a tenth of their residents, according to a BBC News story today. Health officials from New Zealand and the World Health Organization are en route with vaccine to the isolated three-island archipelago, which has no airport. Most of the 150 infected are children, and schools have been closed and public gatherings canceled.[Mar 31 BBC story] Multiple antivirals advised to treat seasonal fluWhen antiviral treatment is indicated for seasonal influenza, more than one agent should be used, according to a recent commentary in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Using just one antiviral may increase resistance to antiviral drugs like oseltamivir (Tamiflu), say virologist Gregory Poland, MD, and colleagues at the Mayo Clinic. They recommend that physicians prescribe at least two antiviral drugs with different mechanisms of action, consider point-of-care testing, and use better treatment algorithms that may reserve prescriptions for patients likely to develop life-threatening complications.[Clin Infect Dis abstract] FAO calls for urgent efforts to stop boundary-hopping animal diseasesThough countries have made significant steps to limit the spread of avian influenza, governments need to urgently address the international spread of animal diseases, especially those that can infect humans, a United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official said today. Carolyn Benigno made her comments at the biennial FAO conference for Asia and the Pacific, according to the UN’s IRIN News. Over the past decade, Benigno said, new disease outbreaks such as avian flu have affected millions of impoverished households that depend on livestock. She added that more than 75% of infectious agents known to be emerging in human populations are considered zoonotic. Other “priority diseases” mentioned in an FAO report distributed at the meeting are foot-and-mouth disease, swine fever, and hemorrhagic septicemia.[Mar 31 IRIN News story] FDA approves vaccine for Japanese encephalitisThe US Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced its approval of a new vaccine against Japanese encephalitis, a mosquito-borne viral disease found mainly in Asia. There, the disease afflicts about 30,000 to 50,000 people a year, causing 10,000 to 15,000 deaths, the agency said. US cases are rare, but a few occur in Americans who travel to Asia. In clinical trials, the new vaccine, called Ixiaro, was found to be more tolerable than an older US-licensed vaccine, JE-Vax, which is no longer made, the FDA said. Xiaro is made by Intercell Biomedical of Livingston, United Kingdom.[Mar 30 FDA press release] Handwashing more important than isolation for hospital MRSA controlHospital patients who have been identified as carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) need not be isolated or grouped if visitors and healthcare workers practice rigorous hand hygiene, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Society for General Microbiology in Britain. In a year-long study in two intensive care units in which patients were checked weekly for MRSA colonization and hand hygiene was audited, researchers from University College Hospital, London found that transmission of MRSA within the units did not increase when colonized or infected patients were not moved into single rooms or housed together.[March 30 Eurekalert press release] Climate change blamed for spreading bluetongue in EuropeRising temperatures have led to increasing outbreaks of bluetongue, a potentially fatal viral disease of ruminants, by creating a climate more friendly to the biting midges that carry it, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the Society for General Microbiology in Britain. Some European countries vaccinate against one bluetongue serotype, but others have arrived in Europe since 1998 and have spread, thanks to greater midge activity and increased viral replication in the insects, according to researchers from the United Kingdom’s Institute for Animal Health.[March 30 Eurekalert press release] Intestinal parasites leave victims more vulnerable to choleraCholera patients who are also infected with parasitic intestinal worms have a significantly reduced immune response to the cholera toxin, according to a report published today in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Results of the study suggest that parasitic infection could reduce immunity to future cholera infection and may compromise the effectiveness of cholera vaccines. Vibrio cholerae infections cause an estimated 5 million cases of cholera annually worldwide, primarily in impoverished areas with poor sanitation. Intestinal parasites are also common in these areas.[PLoS Negl Trop Dis study][Mar 30 press release] India adds four BSL-3 labs to fight avian fluIndia now has four biosafety-level 3 (BSL-3) labs, with two more on the way in the coming months, up from one such lab when the country faced its first avian flu outbreak in poultry in February 2006, according to a story today in The Times of India. The labs, meant to bolster India’s capability to diagnose avian flu quickly in humans, are each capable of testing 30 human samples a day, the story said. In addition, India, which has yet to register a human case of avian flu, has nine non-BSL-3 labs for preliminary testing of human samples, a health ministry official said.[Mar 31 Times of India story]last_img read more

Tight end Addazio to transfer, join father at Boston College

first_img Published on January 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Syracuse tight end Louie Addazio will transfer to Boston College to join his father and new Eagles head coach Steve Addazio, The Post-Standard reported Thursday.Addazio, a sophomore, hasn’t played in any games during his two injury-marred seasons at Syracuse. He had shoulder surgery during his senior year at Buchholz High School in Florida, and had more surgery after his freshman season with the Orange.Addazio will sit out next season per NCAA transfer requirements.Addazio was mainly a blocking tight end in high school, but as a junior in 2009, the tight end had four catches for 60 yards. He was also given honorable mention all-area honors by the Gainesville Sun for his performance as a defensive end that same season.Steve Addazio, who was an assistant coach at Syracuse from 1995 to 1998, became the head coach at Boston College on Dec. 4. He arrived at BC after being the head coach at Temple for two seasons. Temple went 9-4 in 2011, then finished the 2012 season 4-7 in the Owls’ first season back in the Big East.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more