New administration leads COR discussion

first_imgCensus participation and pep rally reform were among discussion topics at the first Council of Representatives (COR) meeting under student body president Catherine Soler and vice president Andrew Bell Tuesday.“A lot can get accomplished at COR,” Soler said. “A lot of the decisions that we make as an administration are based on your feedback.”Soler turned the discussion to the census forms currently being administered to the student body. She said student government is pushing for Notre Dame students to complete the census by sponsoring a dorm competition. The residence hall with the most participation will receive a pizza party from Hot Box Pizza.“We can receive up to $1,200 of federal funding for each person who completes the census,” Soler said. “It’s also incredibly helpful to the South Bend community.”One of the ongoing issues Soler brought to COR is the state of football pep rallies, which have been the source of much criticism.“Pep rally reform is a big issue and is something that we’ve really been working hard on,” she said.“They’re listening and they’ve been taking us seriously,” she said. “We know what the students want and we feel that we’ve really been making progress.”Soler said Irish football coach Brian Kelly will meet with COR in two weeks to continue the discussion about pep rallies.“Coach Kelly is going to set aside an hour to talk to us,” she said. “This is really important because we’re the first student group he’s going to talk to.”COR members approved sophomores Erin Pankiw, James Kenney and Elle Metz as Directors of Special Events. Freshman Brandon Vo was approved as Director of Communication and sophomores Claire Sunderland and Ricky Bevington were approved as Directors of First University Experience in Leadership Program for next year.Soler closed the meeting by reminding the new council of the importance of their role as members of COR.“As leaders of student organizations, you can bring issues here to COR to discuss or get feedback; anything on the table is open to discussion,” she said.last_img read more

SMC hosts panel to discuss dating apps

first_imgThe Belles Against Violence Office and Cushwa-Leighton Library co-hosted Swipe Right: A Panel on Dating Apps on Sept. 9 to discuss the usage of Internet dating applications.Librarian Ula Gaha, who created this event, explained how the panel originated.ANNA MASON | The Observer “I think the idea originated in one of our meetings on the President’s committee on sexual violence, and there was talk amongst some of the members of the committee that students were commenting that they used dating apps,” Gaha said. “One of our students was talking to a young man, and he told her that he was a student over at Notre Dame, and it turned out that he wasn’t. … She couldn’t believe that somebody would say that they are something they are not.”Gaha explained her intention for the panel to serve as a safe opportunity for students to ask questions.“I really wanted to keep it positive and not like, ‘Don’t date, you’ll get murdered,” Gaha said.Liz Coulston, coordinator for the Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO), spoke to the formation of the panel.“We were able to team up and figure out who our panelists were going to be and create a clear vision for the event itself, to make sure the students were getting the right information,” Coulston said.The panelists for the event included Coulston; Lori Smith, special victims outreach advocate for the Family Justice Center of St. Joseph County; and H.R. Jung, executive director of the LGBTQ center, Mishawaka.The panelists discussed the importance of safety not just while using the application, but also if a user decides to convene with someone who they meet on a dating application.Smith discussed the idea of waiting a comfortable amount of time to meet up with this person.Whether that be two weeks or seven, wait to meet up until you know more about them. It is important in these situations to keep everyone aware of what is going on, especially if this match is new, Smith said.Jung said to never venture off and go to a second location. He encouraged dating application users to always stay at one public location.When asked about maintaining self-confidence, the panelists emphasized it is important to be realistic when it comes to dating applications. They encouraged users to try an application tailored to people that users hope to connect with if they aren’t getting the desired results.“Don’t get bogged down with rejection,” Smith said.The panelists concluded the event by encouraging dating application users to be cautious but to also have fun, as long as personal safety is maintained.Tags: dating apps, safety, saint mary’slast_img read more

On the Town’s Tony Yazbeck Is Inducted Into the Sardi’s Portrait Club

first_img View Comments Related Shows Tony Yazbeck Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015 It was a thrilling day in New York City for Tony Yazbeck on August 4, 2015—the Tony-nominated On the Town star was surprised with his very own portrait on the walls of legendary theater hotspot Sardi’s. Looking good, Tony…the new drawing is almost as suave as you are! Almost. Check out this Hot Shot of the star after adding his autograph to the new portrait, then check it out in person at Sardi’s, and see him dance up a storm in On the Town at the Lyric Theatre. Star Files On the Townlast_img read more

AGL 2017-2019

first_imgTwenty-five professionals who represent a broad cross section of corporations, businesses and organizations throughout Georgia have been chosen to participate in the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) 2017-2019 class.Organized by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the purpose of AGL is to educate and empower Georgia’s agricultural leaders to become effective advocates for the largest economic drivers in Georgia — the state’s agriculture and forestry industries.“This class of participants went through a rigorous selection process and is exceptionally strong,” said Lauren Griffeth, director of AGL. “These individuals are diverse in their skill sets, career stages and geographic locations, and display a strong professional commitment to making a difference in the industries they serve.” The AGL program is designed to bring together leaders from all segments of the state’s agriculture, forestry, natural resources and allied industries. Over 22 months, they will help one another grow through personalized leadership development geared toward understanding themselves as leaders, analyzing issues facing their industries and strengthening connections to become catalysts for positive change.AGL’s 2017-2019 inductees:Jessie Bland, project coordinator with the Georgia Peanut Commission, TiftonJarrod Creasy, founder/CEO of 920 Cattle and Company, StatesboroKirk Dawkins, hatchery manager with Pilgrim’s Pride, GainesvilleLauren Dees, marketing manager with Generation Farms, LyonsKatie Gazda, executive director of the Georgia Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, MaconPhilip Gentry, agriculture/youth director of the Georgia National Fairgrounds, PerryGrant Harvey, director of woodlands at The Langdale Company, ValdostaCindy Haygood, district conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, CarrolltonJon Jackson, founder/president for STAG Vets, MilledgevilleTamara Jones, executive director of Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network, DecaturTim Lowrimore, manager of public affairs with Interfor, MaconGarrett Mack, portfolio analyst with Forest Investment Associates, AtlantaJenea Morgan, business manager with Jordan Forest Products, BarnesvilleDewey Newton, vice president of corporate lending for AgSouth Farm Credit, StatesboroJeremy Oxford, horticulturist at Hills and Dales Estate, LaGrangeJeff Paul, director of member services at Walton Electric Membership Corporation, MonroeRoss Pritchett, Central Region investment forester at Timberland Investment Resources, AtlantaAdam Pugh, director of operations and business development at The Rock Ranch, The RockZack Purvis, chief lending officer of AgGeorgia Farm Credit, PerryMelissa Riley, horticulture teacher at Georgia FFA’s Central Region, Fort ValleyBen Salter, nursery manager and farmer with Lewis Taylor Farms, TiftonLindy Savelle, CEO/partner of 1 DOG Ventures, Sale CityBrittany Saylor, precision agriculture agronomist with Crop Focus, CordeleCarlton Self, solutions specialist with John Deere Company, AtlantaMichael Westbrook, Atlantic Region manager at The Westervelt Company, StatesboroIn 1991, community and state leaders started participating in the original, agriculture-based leadership development program known as “Agri-Leaders,” which was sponsored by the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum Foundation. Since that time, 375 of Georgia’s business leaders, farmers, foresters, educators and other stakeholders completed the program and became more effective leaders and advocates.In AGL, participants will complete six in-state institutes, an advocacy institute in Washington, D.C., and an international experience in Costa Rica. This will be the third class of AGL participants to experience transformational leadership development through the UGA program.Those seeking more information about AGL can visit www.agl.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

Cristian Balan named director of Champlain College

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt. — Cristian Balan of Plattsburgh, N.Y., has been named the new director of the Computer & Digital Forensics program at Champlain College. Balan joined the Champlain faculty in July and now steps up to direct a nationally recognized program that was built by founding director Gary Kessler.Kessler will now focus his attention full time on the Champlain College Center for Digital Investigation, a US Department of Justice-funded center at the college, which has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.Balan is the owner and operator of a computer networks administration and security consulting business and he has extensive experience with the New York law enforcement community. He is also the chief of the Vermont Army National Guard Computer Network Defense Team. Balan has served as faculty member and distance learning coordinator at several colleges, including Clinton Community College, SUNY Potsdam and Plattsburgh State University. He has also trained computer emergency response teams for several years at the National Guard Technical and Readiness Center at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. Balan is a member of Infragard, an FBI-sponsored professional organization, and a member of the National Guard Association of Vermont.Since joining Champlain College, Balan has taught digital forensics and network security courses. He has also been instrumental in program management and leading initiatives in the continuous improvement of both the on-campus and online curricula, said Dr. Don Haggerty, interim dean of Champlains Division of Information Technology & Sciences.Balan holds a bachelors degree in mathematics, a masters in secondary education and a certificate of advanced studies in school administration from Plattsburgh State University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in information security. He is a bilingual, native-born Romanian, who is also knowledgeable in Spanish, French and Italian.last_img read more

Peru Will Organize Anti-Drug Summit in First Half of 2012

first_img The Peruvian government has announced that it will hold a presidential anti-drug meeting in the first half of 2012, bringing together the producing and consuming countries, Prime Minister Salomón Lerner reported. Defining Peruvian anti-drug policy, the prime minister said that “we will be inflexible in fighting the gangs of drug traffickers and monitoring the chemical raw materials” that reach the coca-producing valleys for the manufacture of cocaine hydrochloride. The administration restarted coca eradication programs in the central jungle that had been suspended for a week for the purpose of evaluating and reorienting the anti-drug fight. “In the first half of 2012, a presidential summit will be held, in order to confront drug trafficking with a comprehensive plan of action based on the co-responsibility of producing and consuming countries,” Lerner indicated in a presentation to a plenary session of Congress, accompanied by his Cabinet. Foreign Minister Rafael Roncagliolo announced that the administration had already begun discussions with the United States, Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, and Brazil with a view toward this summit, which was proposed by President Ollanta Humala when he took office on July 28. Speaking to Congress, Premier Lerner affirmed that the country will pursue a sovereign anti-drug policy and that Peru will demand that the principle of shared responsibility with the consuming countries be put into practice. center_img “We will not legalize any drugs, nor illicit crops; we will eradicate illegal crops and will not allow their expansion to continue, still less in national parks,” he emphasized. Peru is the world’s second-largest producer of coca with 61,200 hectares, compared to 62,000 in Colombia, which heads the list. By Dialogo August 29, 2011 The suspension sparked questions and criticism in some sectors and among analysts, who indicated that the suspension would encourage increased cultivation of the plant. last_img read more

Data breach notification, BCFP guidance standardization bills advance

first_img continue reading » Two NAFCU-backed bills advanced out of the House Financial Services Committee Thursday: one that would require data breach notifications for all financial entities, and one to streamline the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s (previously the CFPB) guidance processes.Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., introduced the Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act (H.R. 6743) last week. It would amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to require a notice of unauthorized access that is likely to result in identity theft, fraud or economic loss by all financial entities – including credit bureaus – akin to what is already in place for financial institutions. In turn, entities with national data standards would be pre-empted from state established standards and notification requirements.NAFCU and other financial services industry trade groups asked the committee to advance H.R. 6743 – which is a scaled down version of data security legislation Luetkemeyer had been working on – to the full House as an encouraging step toward enacting comprehensive data security legislation. 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Zlatan Ibrahimovic top scorer in Serie A: How is he still doing it in his 40th year? | Football News

first_imgWhy run when you can fly? That was the pithy message that Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent out after his overhead-kick winner at Udinese. There is always a soundbite when it comes to the Swede but the astonishing thing is that in his 40th year, he still has the answers.Against Verona on Sunday, with AC Milan set for defeat, his skied penalty looked set to prove costly. Still he had the last word. A last-minute equaliser maintaining Milan’s unbeaten start to the Serie A season. They remain top. He remains Italy’s top scorer.- Advertisement – Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC MIlan looks on during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Bologna FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 21, 2020 in Milan, Italy Zlatan Ibrahimovic's overhead kick for AC Milan against UdineseImage:Ibrahimovic’s overhead kick for AC Milan against Udinese secured the victory – Advertisement – Former chief executive Adriano Galliani points out that Ibrahimovic will demand more “if he notices that any member of the team does not give their best during training”. Asmir Begovic, who was on loan at Milan alongside Ibrahimovic last season, confirms it.“He just holds himself to the highest standards each and every day,” Begovic tells Sky Sports. “He holds his team-mates and everyone at the club accountable to those standards. I think it drives everyone to do better when you have someone of his presence in the locker room.”There is a softer side too.“Behind closed doors, he is a normal guy,” adds Begovic. “He likes to joke, have fun and banter with everyone. Of course, the public persona is a different kettle of fish.”Cole agrees.“The thing is that he is a quiet person. He might play to the cameras at times and want to be thought of as having that persona but he is a quiet guy. He comes in and he enjoys the dressing room with all the lads. He is a very good team player. Then he goes home. His kids are getting bigger now so he spends time with them. He is a family man.”Even so, Cole laughs at the thought of what it would be like to play under Ibrahimovic if he were ever to turn to management when his long playing career finally does come to an end.“He would definitely have got the best out of me but whether I would have lasted a full season under him, I don’t know,” he says. “I would not like to be a player under him.”Playing with him, however, tends to work out rather well. Thirteen times his team has topped the table at the end of the season. Fourteen would be truly sensational.But the signs are good. Milan have built a talented young team with Rafael Leao and Alexis Saelemaekers in the wide positions and Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer in midfield. All four are at least a decade-and-a-half younger than the man who is leading the line. 0:19 Ashley Cole and Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrate together for Los Angeles GalaxyImage:Ashley Cole and Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrate together for Los Angeles Galaxy AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is among the top shooters in EuropeImage:Ibrahimovic’s high shot volume should ensure the goals keep flowing for Milan Eight goals in five games. Despite missing two matches because of Covid-19, he is the master marksman aiming to be capocannoniere once again and this flurry is no fluke.The chances are still flowing, the ball still seemingly drawn to him inside the penalty box. Former Milan team-mate Antonio Cassano insists that Ibrahimovic is still the best player in Serie A and others are beginning to accept that he might just be right.There will be those who argue that it says much about the standard of Italian football right now. The truth, surely, is that it says far more about the extraordinary staying power of Ibrahimovic. Three-and-a-half years have passed since that cruciate knee ligament injury when playing for Manchester United against Anderlecht robbed him of his big moment in Stockholm.The 2017 Europa League final looked like the perfect send-off. He was already 35, after all, and a major injury surely confirmed that his days at the top were over. When he battled back to fitness only to be deemed surplus to requirements by United, that seemed to confirm it.What has followed, in the United States with Los Angeles Galaxy, and with his triumphant return to Milan defies some logic. But those who know Ibrahimovic and the mentality that has driven him throughout his career, can help to explain the seemingly inexplicable.- Advertisement – Cole is more balanced in his recollections. Although the first two words that he reaches for when asked to describe Ibrahimovic’s character are “crazy” and “wild”, he prefers to focus on the positive contributions of a player who scored 52 goals in 56 appearances for the club.“No, he was a good team-mate,” he says. “At times, some players maybe could not handle him with his strong words. To be his team-mate, you have got to be mentally tough. You have to take it with a pinch of salt at times because he is just trying to push you to be better.“It certainly did work at times with the younger players. They improved playing with him. Others maybe dipped a bit because they could not handle it. But it was a pleasure to play with him and he was somebody that we needed in the dressing room at the time.”That is the crux of it. Ibrahimovic is demanding but high standards matter.When Portuguese midfielder Joao Pedro revealed the words that were spoken after Galaxy surrendered a two-goal advantage to lose 3-2 to Houston Dynamo, Ibrahimovic’s comments were reported as an idle boast about owning an island. It fitted the stereotype.The reality is that he was letting his team-mates know how much this mattered to him, how much he craved success for himself and for others at LA Galaxy, despite all his wealth.“He gave us a talking to,” said Joao Pedro.“He said, ‘If you are going to come here to go to the beach or take a walk in Hollywood, just say so. I have 300 million in the bank and an island. I don’t need this’.”That is the mentality that he has brought back to Milan.This is a group that needed it, a club that has not won the title since his previous stint, one that has not finished in the top four of Serie A for seven seasons now.They need his goals, but they need his personality too. Paolo Maldini, the Milan legend turned sporting director, says that “it is not only his importance on the pitch but also the competitiveness that he has brought” back to the Milanello training ground. Together with 26-year-old Hakan Calhanoglu pulling the string in support, they are providing the service. Ibrahimovic has had more touches inside the opposition penalty box – 57 – than any other player in Serie A. The result is that he has had 32 shots too.Milan have movement. Their striker is doing the rest.“Seeing these players play around Ibrahimovic is so beautiful,” says former Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko. “I think Zlatan has found the right environment.”More than that, he has helped to create it.Cole knows Italian football from his time at Roma but he stops short of agreeing that a league with a reputation for a measured approached is suiting his ageing frame better. This is no resurgence. Instead, it is a continuation. Wherever he goes, Ibrahimovic does not stop.“If I am honest, anywhere suits him. He is getting older, of course he is. He is nearly 40 years of age. But with that mentality that he has, with that will power that he has to not lose and to still be the best or to think you are the best, that drives him and pushes him through.“I definitely think that if he came back to the Premier League now he would still be a handful for teams to play against. I’d expect him to score goals at any level, to be honest.” Neil Lennon says Ibrahimovic is among the greatest players to have ever lived Paolo Maldini during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and AC Milan at Stadio Olimpico on July 4, 2020 in Rome, Italy.Image:Paolo Maldini credits Ibrahimovic for his impact on and off the pitch at Milan – Advertisement – But how long can he continue?“If you ask him, he would probably tell you that lions don’t mix with humans or something like that,” adds Cole. “I think he will go on until his body feels like he cannot handle it and he is not feeling that love for the game. But I think he will still play for another year.”At this rate, that could be many more goals away yet. AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic ranks among the best strikers in Europe this season for goals per 90 minutesImage:Ibrahimovic boasts one of the best strike rates of any player in Europe this season Ibrahimovic was back in action for Manchester United just seven months after suffering that ligament damage. His prompt return sparked the line about lions recovering differently to humans. But his subsequent struggle to make an impact was a worrying sign.What sets Ibrahimovic apart from so many others of his age, is that when he moved to Los Angeles in March 2018, he refused to relent. The work continued. He built himself back up.“Most of it was gym work,” reveals Cole “He’d had that serious injury, the injury that kept him out, of course, at Manchester United. I saw that hard work he did in the gym. The ability and the aggression that he has when he is pushing these weights around.“On the pitch and at the training ground, you would not have thought that he was nearly 37 years of age at the time. He was always ready to train, he was always willing to train. He gave 100 per cent in training. That work ethic, that mentality, never changed.”Ibrahimovic’s mentality continues to divide opinion.There are those who perceive his treatment of others as problematic and it is easy to see why. Kingsley Coman, a youngster at Paris Saint-Germain during Ibrahimovic’s time in France, complained that he provided no advice and only cared about himself.That behaviour manifested itself on the pitch in Los Angeles where any words spoken tended to be negative ones. A bemused Florian Jungwirth of San Jose Earthquakes recalls the memory of Ibrahimovic “really insulting” his colleagues throughout one particular game.There was the video of him pushing Galaxy team-mate Sebastian Lletget away as he prepared to face a free-kick. Lletget later said that he never felt free while playing alongside Ibrahimovic, even admitting that there were times when he wanted to walk off the field.“It is tough to play against him and tougher to play with him.”As Ibrahimovic’s former international team-mate Anders Svensson saw it, it was as if he was trying to test new players. “It is like he wants to break them down to see what they can do.” “I am not surprised,” Ashley Cole tells Sky Sports. “I had the pleasure of playing with him. I got to see the professional that he is. The hard work that he puts in behind the scenes.“The physique that he has shows the work that he puts in off the pitch after having a serious injury. To come back with everyone thinking he had gone to America for a holiday, to be top scorer in Serie A, I think it is a credit to his professionalism and to him as a man.”last_img read more

‘Corona’ baby: Newborn girl in West Java named after pandemic

first_img“It doesn’t mean that by naming my baby Corona, I want her to get the virus. It’s just a reminder [of the COVID-19 outbreak],” Ramdhan said on Friday as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Covid, Corona and Lockdown: the newborns named after a pandemicThe Cianjur couple were not the first to name their child after the pandemic, as parents in several regions across the globe had named their babies after the virus or the disease, AFP reported.A Pinoy couple in Bacolod, the Philippines, decided to name their baby girl born on April 13 “Covid Marie”, referring to the disease caused by the coronavirus.Weeks earlier, two mothers in southern India named their children “Corona Kumar” and “Corona Kumari”, as suggested by a doctor in the hospital where the babies were delivered. (vny)Topics : A couple in Cianjur, West Java, have named their newborn baby “Corona” after the coronavirus.The baby girl – full name Nara Fatimah Corona – was born on Thursday at around 12 p.m. at the Cugenang community health center in Cianjur.Her father Ramdhan Apriana, 32, said her last name did not necessarily refer to something negative as the word also meant “crown” in Latin.last_img read more

IOG Concludes Thames Pipeline Acquisition

first_imgIndependent Oil and Gas (IOG) has completed the acquisition of the Thames pipeline in the Southern North Sea from Perenco UK, Tullow Oil and Centrica (now Spirit Energy). IOG is now the approved operator of the Thames pipeline which it owns 100%.The pipeline will provide the proposed export route for IOG’s Southern North Sea assets.In addition to the offshore survey along the Thames pipeline and survey of all proposed platform locations and intra field connecting pipeline that is nearing completion, the company has started the Intelligent Pigging Programme (IPP) with onshore mechanical preparation work at Bacton.The intention of the IPP is to confirm the feasibility of safe reuse of the pipeline, which is estimated to have initial capacity of 300 MMcfd. Initial results of the IPP are expected early May.When it completes the survey, the company intends to export gas from IOG’s Blythe and Vulcan Satellite hubs once they are in production. These two hubs require an estimated maximum throughput of approximately 180 MMcfd.Ahead of first gas, the company intends to acquire the onshore reception facilities at the  Perenco Bacton terminal. A period of exclusivity has been agreed until the end of September 2018.Andrew Hockey, CEO of IOG said: “This acquisition is an essential milestone towards Final Investment Decision for our gas hubs. Subject to the Intelligent Pigging Programme results this pipeline should allow for the tariff-free export of our 100% owned gas reserves that were otherwise stranded. Recommissioning of the pipeline may also facilitate the export of new resources that IOG may access and develop in future as well as other gas resources owned by third parties, who would pay a tariff. We are pleased also to be making good operational progress as we head towards Final Investment Decision and look forward to providing further regular updates.”last_img read more