A recent survey by the Community Campus Advisory Coalition (CCAC) gathered information on local college students’ perceptions of South Bend, which CCAC said will be used “to improve the student experience in South Bend and increase the city’s ability to retain students after graduation.” The data was collected from more than 3,500 students at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross College, Bethel College, Indiana University South Bend, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue College of Technology South Bend and Indiana University School of Medicine (South Bend). On a scale of one to seven, students rated South Bend 3.64 as a city, the survey results stated. They gave a 4.17 when asked how well they feel they know South Bend and a 4.31 about whether they feel South Bend is a positive place to receive an education. The lowest number, 2.53, corresponds to whether students would consider living in South Bend following graduation. Notre Dame student body president Alex Coccia said he thinks of the relatively small survey as “a first snapshot” and a starting point for continuing to organize student feedback mechanisms. Coccia said his administration has been planning to emphasize community engagement, especially with the incoming class of 2017. “Obviously, the more time students spend in South Bend, the better perception they have of the city,” he said. “That’s why we really want to focus on freshman engagement in South Bend, whether that’s the freshman bus tour we want to do or a student government night out at the Silver Hawks game solely for the freshmen in that first week when they’re here. “We figure if freshmen and sophomores have good experiences with South Bend then when they move off campus as juniors and seniors, they already know about being good neighbors [and] they already know what’s available. It just creates a better environment.” The survey said the top three reasons for students not residing in South Bend after graduation were employment, entertainment and safety. Timothy Sexton, Notre Dame’s associate vice president for state and local public affairs, said the results seem consistent with his previous experiences at the University. “On a daily basis, we hear about what people want in a ‘cool’ community – they want jobs, safety and a fun atmosphere,” he said. “All those things come together to make a really nice community, and it’s not a surprise [to me] that it was articulated in this survey.” Sexton reiterated Coccia’s thoughts on engaging freshmen in the community, pointing to the bus tour guided by community leaders as a primary example of outreach he believes will be beneficial. “We need to expose them to [South Bend] and show them what’s beyond just the campus here at Notre Dame … and at all the local higher-education institutes,” he said. “There’s more than just the campus. There are a lot of opportunities to take advantage of.” The results of this survey are a “good benchmark” in the city’s ongoing efforts to keep graduates around, Sexton said. According to Coccia, retaining recent graduates from the area schools is one of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s major projects, preventing what Buttigieg calls “brain drain.” “Part of the takeaway and action items from this survey is [asking ourselves], ‘Okay, how can we get thorough student feedback … about what it is that’s going to make South Bend this increasingly cool place so they’ll want to stay in the city?,’” Coccia said. Sexton said the survey results concerning economic development align with Notre Dame’s focus on research and innovation. “These results affirm the direction we’ve been taking … in the last few years, with the University’s research becoming a growing focus,” he said. “A lot of the economic development comes from the research done on campus and cultivating that in the businesses that are expanding in our community. They’re always looking to hire new people and bring in new innovation.” Thirteen percent of respondents said they do not spend any time in the city, while 30 percent spend 1 to 2 hours, 22 percent spend 3 to 5 hours and 11 percent spend 6 to 10 hours. The survey said 24 percent spend more than 10 hours per week in South Bend. According to the CCAC’s analysis, “the hourly breakdown of activities [reported] truly shows the immense impact of students in the South Bend community.” The data showed that with approximately 30,000 students in the South Bend area, students contribute more than 45,000 hours of community service per week and spend more than 60,000 hours supporting local restaurants. There is a difference between students’ perceptions of the city and the reality beyond campus, Coccia said. He plans to review the data with his administration and the Co-Campus Council, which gathers representatives from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, Ivy Tech and Indiana University South Bend, and “make positive suggestions for the city using this data.” Coccia said student government’s efforts to promote projects and commitments that go beyond ordinary service activities have the potential to affect students’ perceptions of the city and its residents in positive ways. “It’s all about building relationships with people and building this mutual commitment with residents of South Bend, so it’s not just a one-and-done service project,” he said. “It’s about building those relationships and working on something with meaningful impact, … and I think Notre Dame students would be especially prime for that kind of interaction.” Contact Ann Marie Jakubowski at email@example.com
Photo Courtesy of Kelsey O’Connor A banner advertises the SGA Holiday Party. The event was held in Dalloway’s Coffeehouse and aimed to introduce Belles to various different holiday traditions.On a blustery Tuesday night in South Bend, Saint Mary’s students gathered at Dalloway’s Coffeehouse to share in fellowship at the Student Government Association (SGA) Holiday Party.Hosted by SGA’s community committee, Dalloway’s was transformed into a space filled with decorations and food representing Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Refreshments including egg nog, warm cookies and latkes were served. Tables were set with coloring sheets and markers so students could partake in creating art.Giavanna Paradiso, a junior and co-chair of the committee that planned the event, explained the importance of having non-Christmas specific events for students.“We are the community committee, so I thought that part of community would be trying to be inclusive with the different holidays,” Paradiso said. “Then also trying to educate people on traditions from Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa because I know I was genuinely curious about other traditions.”To support this exploration of other traditions, the food served at the holiday party included traditional dishes of each holiday, such as sweet potato pie and coconut cake for Kwanzaa.“I mean, you don’t have to celebrate every holiday or any of them, but just that you’re aware,” Paradiso said. “I love celebrations, and if you see somebody, you can feel comfortable speaking to them about it. If they tell you they have, you know, a Hanukkah celebration that night or they’re going to celebrate Kwanzaa with their family over the course of multiple days. Just being able to open the door to conversations like that I think would be cool. I hope people leave this event more aware than they were when they walked in.”While the event lacked any formal discussion regarding the holiday traditions being celebrated, Paradiso said she hopes the laid-back environment provided an atmosphere in which the conversation could flow and students could learn about the various different traditions on display.Many students were drawn to the event due to the promise of French cross beanies and free food.“I’m not going to lie to you, I was initially drawn here by the free beanies. But I also needed a break from the stress of schoolwork and finals,” first-year Annabelle Murray said.First-year Becca Jones added to the sentiment of attending the holiday party as a study break, but also as a way to meet new people and step out of her comfort zone.“I think the timing of the event was ideal because everyone could use a boost with finals around the corner,” Jones said.Dalloway’s has become an increasingly popular location for student events this semester since reopening this fall. Paradiso said she loves Dalloway’s and hopes more Belles will grow to love it, too. The new location has acted as an appeal factor for students to attend the event as well.“The beanie was a draw for me, but I really wanted to check out Dalloway’s too,” Rachel Oliver, a sophomore, said.Tags: christmas, Dalloway’s, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Saint Mary’s SGA
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An alleged drunk driver from the Bronx was arrested Friday after he allegedly crashed into a New York State Park police car on Ocean Parkway, state police said.Robert Pierro, 29, was arrested at the scene, police said, and charged with driving while intoxicated.State police said two officers were performing a traffic stop on Ocean Parkway at 3 p.m. when a 2003 Saab, driven by Pierro, struck the police car from behind. The force of the collision caused the police car to roll over, causing non-life-threatening injuries to both officers inside, police said.Pierro will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating a home invasion during which a 24-year-old man was shot in the leg in Shirley on Sunday night, authorities said.Three men armed with guns entered a Lexington Road home, shot the victim and fled with stolen property at 9:17 p.m., police said.The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury. No arrests have been made.Seventh Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.
Apr 3, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – Social control measures such as closing schools and banning public gatherings played a significant role in slowing the advance of the 1918 influenza pandemic in a number of US cities, but their success depended on how soon the measures were deployed and how slowly they were lifted, two teams of researchers reported yesterday.Their reports in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) are the first to give statistical support to the past usefulness of nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), the term for an array of social-distancing measures such as school closures and business “snow days” that planners believe may mitigate the impact of future flu pandemics.”We have had very little data to suggest that NPIs could have a major effect on transmission during a pandemic; these things have not been looked at in a robust way,” said Neil Ferguson, D.Phil., director of the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modeling at Imperial College London and lead author of one of the papers. “This is the first indication that maybe they would work if you are prepared to bite the bullet and accept the inherent costs.”But both Ferguson and the authors of the second PNAS paper declined to speculate on how useful NPIs might be in a future pandemic, saying there is no evidence they can hold off infection indefinitely.”The major benefit of delaying transmission is to buy time to develop a vaccine,” said Marc Lipsitch, D.Phil., a professor of epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and a coauthor of the second paper. “Anything else is just delay.”NPIs, sometimes called community mitigation strategies, are considered critical to slowing the advance of a future pandemic because antiviral drugs are expected to be in short supply and a vaccine tuned to the emerging pandemic strain would take months to produce.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February released an extensive guide and set of recommendations to help states and localities employ such measures. In a sign of the topic’s importance to the federal planning effort, the document was cosponsored by 14 federal agencies and an array of private groups.But while NPIs make intuitive sense, actual evidence for their ability to block or slow flu transmission has been limited. An Institute of Medicine report released last December concluded that the measures might help in a pandemic but should not be oversold.”It is almost impossible to say that any of the community interventions have been proven ineffective,” the report said. “However, it is also almost impossible to say that the interventions, either individually or in combination, will be effective in mitigating an influenza pandemic.”The Lipsitch article, coauthored by Richard J. Hatchett, MD, of the National Institutes of Health, and Carter Mecher, MD, of the Department of Veterans Affairs, analyzes the effect of 19 types of NPIs used in 17 US cities during the fall phase of the 1918 pandemic. The authors found that certain types of NPIs, notably school, church, and theatre closings, were more effective than others, and that cities that imposed NPIs early in the epidemic had peak weekly death rates about 50% lower than those of cities that imposed NPIs later or not at all.But, they found, cities that were able to reduce their rates of illness and death during the onset of the pandemic were at greater risk of experiencing a greater second wave of illness and death once restrictions were relaxed.That finding is also supported by Ferguson’s paper, coauthored with Martin C.J. Bootsma of Utrecht University, which applies a mathematical model to data from 16 cities where both the start date and the end date for NPIs are known. Cities that enacted NPIs early were able to reduce transmission by up to 50% compared with cities that introduced such measures later in their local epidemics. However, the total mortality declined much less than that—from 10% to 30% in the most successful cities—because the interventions blocked transmission so effectively that many residents were still vulnerable to the virus once the controls were lifted. Few cities maintained distancing measures more than 6 weeks, according to the Lipsitch study.The studies were funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of an ongoing effort called the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS).In a statement, Anthony Fauci, MD, director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said the two studies underline that “a primary lesson of the 1918 influenza pandemic is that it is critical to intervene early. . . . Nonpharmaceutical interventions may buy valuable time at the beginning of a pandemic while a targeted vaccine is being produced.”The papers’ findings dovetail with work published last December by Howard Markel, MD, PhD, a professor and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. Markel and his team studied seven US towns and self-contained institutions—including a college, a naval station, a tuberculosis sanatorium, and a school for the blind—that experienced no deaths and almost no illness during the fierce second wave of the 1918 pandemic.They concluded that the communities’ success in avoiding infection came from their strictness in enforcing a suite of NPIs—including bans on entry or exit—that the authors termed “protective sequestration.”Both sets of PNAS authors acknowledge a limitation in their studies: Too little information survives to suggest whether the 1918 NPIs worked because people followed them, or because they created a climate of awareness that caused people to take other or additional protective steps as well.That weakens the case for the measures’ success, said Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (which publishes CIDRAP News). “We have learned far too often that what was recommended to a population and what they did are two different things,” he said. “The devil is in the details of what people really did, and unfortunately we will never have the details.”Hatchett, an associate director for emergency preparedness at NIAID, disagreed. “Whether it is the interventions themselves, or the unmeasured private behavior, what matters is the outcome,” he said. “Knowing which is most responsible is less important than knowing there are policy actions that communities can take that are conducive to reducing transmission.”Hatchett RJ, Mecher CE, Lipsitch et al. Public health interventions and epidemic intensity during the 1918 influenza pandemic. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2007Bootsma MCJ, Ferguson NM. The effect of public health measures on the 1918 influenza pandemic in U.S. cities. Proc Natl Acad Sci 2007See also:Feb 1 CIDRAP News story “HHS ties pandemic mitigation advice to severity”Dec 14, 2006, CIDRAP News story “IOM says community measures may help in a pandemic”Markel report in Emerging Infectious Diseases on institutions that used protective sequestration in 1918http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/12/12/06-0506_article
The Roosevelt Skerrit Government and DOMLEC are looking to settle a matter relating to the operating license of the sole water company.In 2009, the two parties went to court after DOMLEC filed an arbitration claim against government for $110 million dollars, after the company claimed that government breached its rights under the 1996 agreement.However Robert Blanchard said in his annual report before the matter was heard both parties initiated discussions with a view to settling the matter out of court.He said litigation has been suspended in that regard.DOMLEC will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! 30 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Share LocalNews DOMLEC and Government to settle court battle regarding operating license by: – May 9, 2011
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has urged English football to use the global anti-racism protests to initiate debates and find solutions regarding the lack of black representation in top leadership positions in the sport.Advertisement Loading… Calling for racial justice, thousands of protesters have rallied across the UK, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of US police last month.England forward Sterling, who has previously been prominent in calling out racism in both the domestic and international game, is the latest sports star to lend his support to the protests.“The protest is a great starting point, to make your voice be heard. But just protesting alone is not going to make a change in this country,” Sterling said Monday in a BBC TV interview.“It’s how we move on from here. It’s about highlighting things, the society that needs changing, and then acting upon it. We’ve done a lot of talking, and it’s time now to act.”“This is a time to speak on these subjects, speak on injustice, especially in my field,” he added.Sterling pointed a finger at the long-running disparity between the number of high-profile Black, Asian and minority ethnic players and the dearth of those who go on to hold significant managerial, coaching or administrative jobs.“There’s something like 500 players in the Premier League and a third of them are black and we have no representation of us in the hierarchy, no representation of us in the coaching staffs. There’s not a lot of faces that we can relate to and have conversations with,” he said.“With these protests that are going on it’s all well and good just talking, but it’s time that we need to have conversations, to be able to spark debates.“But at same time, it’s coming together and finding a solution to be able to spark change because we can talk as much as we want about changing and putting people, black people, in these positions that I do feel they should be in.”– ‘Give equal chances’ –Sterling contrasted the managerial paths of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, who have landed top roles at Rangers and Chelsea, to equally experienced black players who have been compelled to start much lower down the ladder.“The coaching staff that you see around football clubs: there’s Steven Gerrard, your Frank Lampards, your Sol Campbells and your Ashley Coles. All had great careers, all played for England,” said Sterling.“At the same time, they’ve all respectfully done their coaching badges to coach at the highest level and the two that haven’t been given the right opportunities are the two black former players. Read Also: Iwobi: How Mikel influenced my Super Eagles career“The change is being able to speak to people in Parliament, people at the hierarchy at my football club, football clubs across the country, people at the national team of England, to implement change and give equal chances to not just black coaches but also different ethnicities.“I feel like that’s what’s lacking here, it’s not just taking the knee, it is about giving people the chance they deserve.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In Thailand7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?
By Dru BrownBILLINGS, Mont. (June 25) – Eddie Kirchoff’s mastery of lapped traffic helped make him the opening night winner in the Interstate Challenge Series.Kirchoff outran Tripp Gaylord and Kenny Baumann Saturday at Billings Motorsports Park, earning $1,000 for his Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory.The evening’s 25-lapper featured some of the best Modified drivers in the Larry Shaw Racing Western Region and right as the green flag came out, the race for the lead was three wide.Kirchoff took the point on the low line. Baumann wanted none of that, however, fought back on the high line and took the lead.The game of leapfrog had begun as Kirchoff stayed steady on the bottom, looked low and stole the lead back. Gaylord, meanwhile, was running third and catching up to the two frontrunners.Kirchoff began building a sizeable lead. Gaylord and Baumann swapped the second spot back and forth, but Gaylord proved to be too strong and took the runner up position.By this time, Kirchoff was in heavy lapped traffic and trying to navigate through a wad of cars. Gaylord worked his way within striking distance of Kirchoff, and pushing hard for the lead.Gaylord pushed just a little too hard and had an off-track excursion. He maintained the second position, but had no time to catch the leader.Kirchoff was already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.
Mrs. Ruth Ann (Farrell) Harmon, age 78, of Florence, Indiana entered this life on September 6, 1941 in Jefferson County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late Ernest A. and Ruth Jane (Harris) Farrell. Ruth was raised in Jefferson County, Indiana where she attended Madison High School. Ruth was united in marriage on November 2, 1957, to Gayle Dean Harmon in Carrollton, Kentucky. They were blessed with a son, Timothy Gayle and three daughters, Lisa, Pam and Debbie. Ruth and Gayle shared nearly 62 years of marriage together until her passing. She had resided in Switzerland County, Indiana since 1957 and was a wonderful homemaker. Ruth enjoyed playing bingo, raising her family and watching the Cincinnati Reds. Ruth passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at her residence in Florence, Indiana.Ruth will be missed by her husband, Gayle Dean Harmon of Florence, IN; her son, Timothy Gayle “Tim” Harmon, Sr. and his wife, Leanna of Florence, IN; her daughters, Lisa K. Claypoole and her husband, George of Florence, IN, Pam Mays and her husband, Marv of Florence, IN and Debbie Cunningham of Florence, IN; her son-law, Raymond Cunningham of Florence, IN; her grandchildren, Robbie Cunningham (Dietra), Sean Cunningham (Tasha), Jennifer DeBaun (Daniel), Jessica Nace (Rob), Amanda Beuther, Liz Harmon, Tammy Claypoole (John), Karissa Kietzman, Misty Dunn, Jeremy Romans (Crystal), Tara Romans (Casey) and Tiffany Claypoole (Alex); her 23-great-grandchildren and 8-great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Mildred Callahan and her husband, Jim of Vevay, IN, Norma Batts and her husband, Dewayne of Madison, IN; her brothers, Doug Farrell of Vevay, IN and Danny Farrell of Vevay, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest A. and Ruth Jane (Harris) Farrell; her grandsons, Timothy Gayle “Timmy” Harmon, Jr., died April 16, 2015, Justin William Claypoole, died July 13, 1997, and Jeremy Kenneth Beuther, died January 17, 2016; her daughter-in-law, Jill Ann (Davis) Harmon, died May 4, 2006; her son-in-law, Mike Ferguson, died November 4, 2010; her brother, Marion Wilson and her sisters, Alleyne Powell, Marcella Barnett and Linda Skirvin.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruth Ann (Farrell) Harmon Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home or HOPPS. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
Facebook Twitter Google+ Jim Boeheim’s slew of “bullsh*t”s and ensuing ejection — the first of his career in the regular season — swept around the nation Saturday night.Memes were created. The video went viral. Boeheim’s face — and jacket — were the main attractions on SportsCenter that evening.Some people thought the head coach went too far, crossing the line many coaches toe. For others, the tirade cemented Boeheim’s status as a legend. They thought the outburst epitomized the unwavering loyalty he’s shown toward the program for 38 years.Everyone had an opinion. And on Wednesday, Boeheim offered an in-depth opinion of his own. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s no question I went too far,” he said Wednesday on ESPN Radio’s The Herd with host Colin Cowherd. He told The Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday it was one of those moments that you “regret a little bit.”However, Boeheim also explained his rationale for acting the way he did. He’s not sure he entirely regrets it. “In my mind, the game was over,” Boeheim told ESPN Radio. “That was really the call that got me. Would you rather not do that? Probably. But when you’re in the middle of that moment, when you’re involved in a game like that and you feel the game is gone because of this play, you lose control of your emotions.”Syracuse was down 60-58 with 10.4 seconds left when the chaos unfolded. C.J. Fair drove baseline looking to tie the game. Rodney Hood scurried over to impede Fair from dunking the ball and to take a charge.A new NCAA rule states that a player must have his feet set before the offensive player enters the air for it to be a charge. Boeheim, well aware of this rule, was stunned when the call didn’t go his way. He removed his jacket momentarily, sprinting toward referee Tony Greene and yelling repeated obscenities. Boeheim was ejected, Duke hit 3-of-4 free throws and the Blue Devils escaped with a 66-60 win.“That was the play,” Boeheim said after the game. “That was the game-decider right there.”He provided witty remarks and insight after both the Duke and Maryland games, but this week he’s offered a more introspective viewpoint.He explained where his anger stemmed from and what exactly irked him so much. Just minutes earlier, Jabari Parker converted an and-one on what Boeheim deemed a similar play, and one that was called the other way. Boeheim said the game was well officiated. He didn’t sense a home-court bias or any Duke favoritism. The foul disparity wasn’t as lopsided as it was two nights later against Maryland when the Terrapins shot 27 free throws and Syracuse shot just six.He simply thought consistency was lacking with Parker’s drive and Fair’s drive. “It was a close play,” Boeheim said. “I think you could argue either way on it, though I thought with the new rule they’ve been calling that a block and they did that against us.”He also added that players should never pick up technicals. That’s not their job. It’s the coach’s job, Boeheim said. Boeheim also told The Dan Patrick Show that he never wanted to take his jacket off. “I made a mistake,” Boeheim said, “I really thought the game was over. I thought it was the wrong call and, you know, you get emotional and get kind of crazy. I could have taken the one ‘T’ and gone back but at that point it didn’t matter.“I was upset.” Comments Published on February 26, 2014 at 6:35 pm Contact Trevor: firstname.lastname@example.org | @TrevorHass