Soler, Bell prepare for end of term

first_imgAs student body president Catherine Soler and vice president Andrew Bell’s administration nears the end of its term, Soler said she plans to continue pursuing their objectives and initiatives. Soler and Bell are set to leave office on April 1 and will concentrate on finalizing an agreement with local law enforcement, building on the Campus Life Council’s (CLC) recent work with sexual assault prevention and continuing efforts with campus renovations. Soler said a formal agreement with law enforcement — the product of a year of community relations work through the beND campaign — is expected shortly. “We definitely want to continue our push for the agreement with the local law enforcement, the University and student government to have regular conversations,” she said. “We have meetings coming up with the Indiana State Excise Police to get them on board, but basically making that a legitimate agreement is definitely something we want to finish.” Soler said while the work with law enforcement has been slower than the administration had originally hoped, she is pleased with how relations have progressed this year. “One of the things we were surprised with is the amount of time it takes to create something like our agreement with the police. To us, it seemed like it should be automatic, with everyone being so on board,” she said. “But we’ve seen the process of getting things completed, not for lack of interest, but just the difficulty of navigating through administration and community affairs that students don’t normally get involved in.” Bell said he thought the beND campaign had made an impact on the larger problem of yearly fluctuations in student arrests. “We think this is a really important step toward ending a problem that comes up [every few years],” he said. “In the time we’ve been here, there hasn’t been a spike in arrests until this year, but as we’ve done our research and gotten a more historical perspective, we see this is a recurring problem.” Soler said she hopes, despite the short period left in her term, to make significant headway with CLC’s sexual assault prevention work. “Our focus on sexual assault [with] CLC is sort of a new project, but definitely something we want to make a lot of progress on in the time we have left, considering CLC goes until the end of the year,” she said. Also in collaboration with CLC, Soler said she anticipates changes in how the administration serves off-campus students. “On CLC, we’re pushing for more administrative attention to off-campus students, and that will be coming through a resolution,” she said. Bell said he also hopes to continue working toward ongoing campus improvements, such as the addition of lights to McGlinn Fields and further renovations to the DeBartolo Lounge. “Those things obviously won’t be done before April 1, but we really just want to lay the groundwork so that even when we’re out of office those things will happen,” he said. Soler said she thinks the administration’s efforts have accelerated both projects. “I think that we were ambitious in our DeBartolo Lounge goals as far as the timeline,” she said. “But we’re pleased where things are in terms of getting that pushed up in the order of renovations at the University, and I’d say the same thing about the lights in McGlinn Fields.” After turnover, Soler said she hopes the next administration will build off the progress made throughout the year, especially with regards to community outreach and dialogue with law enforcement. “The beND campaign did a lot to further those initiatives, and I just hope there’s a lot of emphasis and focus from the next administration in continuing and improving those relationships even more,” she said. “We hope that since it’s been such a help this year and we’ve received such a positive response, that it will be a priority.” Soler said it was important for student government to stay true to the basic services students expect from it. “We hope that a lot of the programs we started that really served student needs, but may not be as elaborate or grand as some other things, do continue,” she said. “I hope that our work with Transpo, the discount program, giving input on Rent-a-Text, and other things like Whine Week will continue, because they’re important and it’s what students expect of their student government.” Soler said she sees the last month of her term as an opportunity to complete or advance some of her administration’s objectives while also assisting the next administration’s transition. “We want to finish our term strong, to continue to work until the last day, doing the best we can to prepare the next administration to continue the work we’ve done while being able to complete the newer goals we’ve set for ourselves,” she said. Junior Pat McCormick and sophomore Brett Rocheleau assume the roles of student body president and vice president, respectively, April 1.last_img read more

Channing Frye, Richard Jefferson congratulate LeBron James with hilarious roast

first_imgAs LeBron James reached another milestone Wednesday to pass Michael Jordan for fourth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, a couple of former teammates took notice and offered their congratulations. Channing Frye and Richard Jefferson, who played alongside James in Cleveland, playfully roasted James for his latest feat while calling him a “ball hog.” Frye: “If I just shot 14, 15 times a game….. Anyway, congrats man, you deserve it. You suck.”Jefferson: “It couldn’t have happened to a better guy. Except for me or him.”James needed 13 points entering Wednesday’s game to pass Jordan, which he accomplished during the Lakers’ 115-99 loss to the Nuggets. It took James 1,190 games to reach that mark, while Jordan needed 1,072. James now trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kobe Bryant (33,643) on the all-time scoring list. Luke Walton salutes LeBron James’ ‘greatness’ after eclipsing Michael Jordan’s tally Passing Michael Jordan ‘beyond crazy’ for LeBron Jamescenter_img From the visitors locker room at Barclays Center, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye mockingly congratulated ex-teammate LeBron James tonight on passing Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list:— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 7, 2019Frye started the conversation by saying, “It’s a huge accomplishment for a guy like him who’s shown his consistency of ball-hogging.” Jefferson then chimed in and said, “He never passed the ball. Why don’t you try and pass like the all-time assist leader? Why don’t you try and pass John Stockton instead of trying to pass Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar]? Can you do that?” Related News The two then went back and forth as they joked about James:Frye: “Come up off the rock, buddy. Dribbling the air out of it. It’s ridiculous. It took him long enough. What is this, 19 years?”Jefferson: “It took him years! God, if I kept playing, I would have passed people too.”last_img read more

Things to know: a Karlsson-Vlasic reunion on Sharks blue line seems likely

first_imgCALGARY, Alberta — Erik Karlsson will miss his sixth straight game with a lower-body injury when the Sharks take on the Calgary Flames on Thursday. When he returns, there’s a good chance he’s going to reconnect with the defensive partner that he played alongside to kick off his Sharks career in October.Pete DeBoer reiterated Thursday morning that he expects Karlsson to rejoin the Sharks lineup before the team completes its four-game trek through Western Canada in Vancouver on Monday. In other …last_img

A tribute to South Africa’s neighbours

first_imgA photographic exhibition, On the Frontline, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory reflects on the contribution – and the price they paid – from countries in Africa to helping the liberation struggle overcome apartheid. A makeshift, outdoor kitchen at the Tongogara Refugee Camp in Zimbabwe, 1989 (Image: Pieter Boersma, Nelson Mandela Foundation) Priya PitamberSouth Africa’s neighbouring countries, and others nearby, helped to bring an end to apartheid by assisting the liberation movement. A photographic exhibition, On the Frontline, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, makes note of those contributions.At a time when xenophobic attacks on nationals from other African countries are fresh in mind, the contributions of the Frontline States as they were known – Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe – to South Africa is celebrated. Curated by Ingrid Sinclair and Simon Bright, the exhibition was conceptualised a year ago.The centre said these states bore the brunt of the apartheid government’s military might. Many lives were lost for those nations’ daring to protect and host anti-apartheid activists and soldiers. It is a stark contrast to the recent xenophobic attacks.Sparse but effectiveSinclair told the national weekly newspaper, the Sunday Times, that because the Mandela Centre was not big, she wanted to show how people were affected. She did not want to show the battles, dates, generals and leaders. “I chose photographs that grabbed me in one way or another and it was quite a personal thing,” she explained.It was a “story of an onslaught against whole countries that were invaded, occupied, destabilised; millions of refugees, hundreds of thousands of people killed; countries impoverished and corrupted by the destruction of vital resources, long drawn-out wars, all caused by apartheid South Africa”.High price paidThe New Yorker magazine noted that the South African government wreaked havoc on these countries for their role in the anti-apartheid movement. “Some of the images are brutal,” wrote Jeremy Harding, “an open pit of bodies at Cassinga, in Angola, where the South African Air Force bombed a Namibian refugee camp in 1978, killing six hundred people; the bullet-ridden dead in an ANC safe house in Lesotho after a South African undercover raid in 1982.” There are also images of those injured or killed in destabilisation efforts.Harding observed there were also photographs of “railways sabotaged, buses ambushed, and limbs lost to landmines” in Mozambique and Angola. “By the time South Africa pulled out of Angola, there were at least five hundred thousand dead and four million displaced from their homes. In Mozambique the figures were higher.”But there are also lighter moments on display at the exhibition. Harding said one of his own photos, from Angola in 1988, showed soldiers playing around a captured South African tank. Another image, taken by Joel Chiziane, showed a smiling Mozambican man holding a fully grown pumpkin. “He holds an enormous squash plant, outclassed only by the glory of his smile,” wrote Harding. “It’s safe, at last, to work on the land.” It was taken at the end of a 15-year war.On the Frontline-New exhibition remembers cost carried in fighting for South Africas freedom— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) April 27, 2015Conversation on xenophobiaThe Centre of Memory also hosted a day-long dialogue on xenophobia when it launched the exhibition. Graça Machel, Mandela’s wife, spoke at the event: “Our leadership has betrayed the dream – all of them. They betrayed the dream, they are not showing us the leadership.”She asked how the dream could be rebuilt to create another Frontline and urged everyone to take responsibility for what had happened and to understand that those committing acts of xenophobic violence were “people who are struggling for survival themselves. They have been pushed to the limit.”Max Sisulu, the son of the late anti-apartheid veterans Walter and Albertina Sisulu, recalled how he found a home away from home in every part of Southern Africa after he went into exile alongside his mother. The exhibition was a fitting tribute to those who “gave me accommodation, they gave me space, they gave me warmth and friendship”.See it yourselfThe exhibition will be at the Nelson Mandela Foundation Centre of Memory in Johannesburg until mid-July.‘On the Frontline’ photographic exhibition launches at the #NelsonMandela Foundation— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) May 8, 2015Went to opening of On the Frontline exhibition at Nelson Mandela Foundation, Joburg. Brutally frank struggle-era photos from SA’s neighbours— David Smith (@SmithInAfrica) May 7, 2015Photo exhibit “On the Frontline” celebrates southern African nations’ solidarity in antiapartheid struggle.— Peter Alegi (@futbolprof) May 8, 2015last_img read more

Exploitation? Elle Mag Hires Homeless Blogger for Pocket Change

first_imgFashion magazine Elle has hired a homeless and unemployed blogger named Brianna Karp… for $150 per month. Her new job/internship will require one hour of work per day; if she’s still living in California she’ll be making less than the state’s $8 per hour minimum wage. Is this a case of old media cynically exploiting the homeless (and bloggers) or is it a great opportunity for the young woman? It might be both.Whatever your opinion of the arrangement, it’s hard to swallow Leanne Italie’s Associated Press write-up calling it “a 21st century fairytale.” Karp writes a blog called The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness and says she’s very excited about the opportunity. It makes me feel a little nauseous.For a huge media brand that traffics in the culture of the wealthy and beautiful to win “compassion points” so cheaply seems ethically questionable. Ad sales for any pages Karp’s writing appears on would likely be very profitable. She’s put in front of the New York media circus as a poor unfortunate, in exchange for a famous magazine buying her breakfast each morning. Depending on her local laws, that rate of pay may not even be legal. The AP reports that Karp is being paid $150 per month and Karp links to the story without refutation of that key detail.On the other hand, a gig with Elle is a huge opportunity. Blogging for pay is something only a few lucky people get to do. Having worked as an executive assistant in the past, adding a current engagement at Elle Magazine to her resume will be a big boost in Karp’s search for full-time employment.Still, Cinderella 2.0 ought to be paid at least the legal minimum hourly wage in California by a famous fashion magazine, ought she not? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#NYT#web last_img read more

England pace spearhead James Anderson faces prospect of 2-Test ban for ‘abusing’ India’s Ravindra Jadeja

first_imgEngland’s James Anderson celebrates after dismissing India’s Ravindra Jadeja during the first cricket test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England on July 13, 2014. ReutersEngland pace spearhead James Anderson on Tuesday faced the prospect of a ban of two to four Tests after he was charged with a level three offence for allegedly “abusing and pushing” India’s Ravindra Jadeja during the first cricket Test at Trent Bridge.Anderson has been charged under Level 3 of ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel by India team manager Sunil Dev following the alleged incident that took place on the second day of the match last Thursday.If proved guilty, Anderson will face a ban of two to four Tests or four to eight ODIs.England and Wales Cricket Board, however, denied the accusation made on Anderson and said it fully supports the paceman. The ECB said it has notified the ICC of its intention to lodge code of conduct violation charge against Jadeja.”The England and Wales Cricket Board has today reacted with surprise that the India team has made allegations against James Anderson under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for a minor incident involving Ravindra Jadeja during the first Investec Test match at Trent Bridge,” the ECB said in a statement.”In the light of this the ECB has notified the ICC of its intention to lodge code of conduct breaches against Jadeja.James Anderson categorically denies the accusations made against him and the ECB has pledged their total support for the player should he be charged by ICC,” it said.advertisementThe ICC said it will appoint a Judicial Commissioner who will hold a hearing as soon as possible before announcing a decision. The alleged offence has been reported under Article 2.3.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which states: “Where the facts of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by any of the above offences, conduct that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute”.”It is alleged that this was a continuation of a verbal altercation between Anderson and Jadeja as they were walking from the field,” the ICC said in a statement.”Level 3 charges are referred to a Judicial Commissioner for adjudication. As such, where required under Article 5.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, the ICC will appoint a Judicial Commissioner who will hold a hearing as soon as reasonably practicable. These details will be announced in due course.”All Level 3 breaches carry a penalty of between four and eight Suspension Points. Two suspension points equates to a ban of one Test, or two ODIs, depending on which type of match is scheduled next for the suspended player,” the world body said in the statement.last_img read more

Video: Georgia Releases “A Call To Action” Video Ahead Of Spring Game

first_imgUniversity of Georgia stands during a football game.Georgia’s first-year head coach Kirby Smart is set to show off his team for the the first time in front of the home crowd Saturday afternoon at the spring game. With so much excitement surrounding the program, it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate how UGA got here. So, to make sure fans are all caught up, Georgia posted this awesome “A Call To Action” video to its official Vimeo page to highlight the Bulldogs’ short journey under Smart.Georgia’s spring game is scheduled to kick off Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.last_img

Bombardier workers to stage rally in Toronto over Boeing dispute will walk

first_imgTORONTO – The union representing Bombardier’s production workers says employees at the company’s aerospace plant in Toronto will walk out Wednesday — a move meant to pressure Boeing to drop a trade complaint against Bombardier.Unifor national president Jerry Dias said in a statement that the rally is intended to give workers a voice during the ongoing dispute between the two companies.He said Bombardier workers “are well aware that Boeing has no case, and that workers will end up paying the price as corporations fight this out.”Boeing has filed a trade complaint accusing Bombardier of selling its C-Series passenger jets to a U.S. airline at an unfairly low price with help from government subsidies.The U.S. Department of Commerce will release the preliminary results of its investigation next week, and a finding against Bombardier could result in fines or tariffs.Last week, Dias and Boeing officials met in Washington, D.C., where Dias encouraged Boeing to drop the complaint and seek a resolution with Bombardier.Note to readers: CORRECTS name of regulatory bodieslast_img read more

Unilever agrees to buy GSK business in India

first_imgLONDON — Unilever has agreed to buy GlaxoSmithKline’s health food drinks business in India and Bangladesh, including popular Horlicks brand products, for 3.3 billion euros ($3.8 billion).The purchase expands the company’s footprint in rapidly growing emerging markets.Unilever says the deal includes the merger of its local unit with GSK Consumer Healthcare India and the purchase of GSK Bangladesh Ltd. The takeover is expected to be completed within 12 months.Nitin Paranjpe, president of Unilever’s food and refreshment unit, says the transaction will give the company brands with “leading market positions … in one of the world’s most exciting and fast-growing markets.”GSK CEO Emma Walmsley says proceeds will be used to support the group’s strategic priorities, “including investing in our pharmaceutical business.”The Associated Presslast_img read more