Off-campus issues addressed

first_imgCampus Life Council (CLC) discussed the creation of an off-campus administrator, a role that would provide students with a source of support and information regarding off-campus issues such as police incidents, lease issues and neighbor conflicts at its meeting Monday. Student body president Catherine Soler said recent off-campus arrests have highlighted the need for a response from student government and the administration. “This weekend, and on Thursday, there were incidents and more arrests,” she said. “We’ll be meeting with administrators to talk about a plan going forward.” Chief of staff Nick Ruof said while some resources do exist, they are too decentralized to be effective. “There’s no real support system in case you have [leasing] or police incidents … Right now, student government is sort of fulfilling that role,” he said. “Other organizations or groups fulfilling the needs of off-campus students are spread around campus.” Fr. Tom Gaughan, Stanford Hall rector, said since many students cite ‘du Lac’ as their reason for leaving campus, they may respond poorly to the creation of such a position. “There could be a section of the off-campus population that would sort of be insulted,” he said. “What they moved away from was to be away from ‘mom’.” Parliamentarian Ben Noe said despite the physical move, students are still connected to the University. “Even if students are moving off campus, they’re not separate, ‘du Lac’ still applies to students,” he said. “If we’re going to hold them accountable shouldn’t they also have support?” Sr. Carrine Etheridge, rector of Farley Hall, brought up the need for students to consider trends in police activity when making decision about socializing off campus. “I wish our students would get savvy. The police, the [Indiana State] Excise Police, they know our schedule,” she said. “They know when there’s going to be parties. Learn from that.” Student body vice president Andrew Bell elaborated on the need for proactive as well as reactive measures. “A lot of our time last semester was spent getting information out,” he said. “It’s about taking that proactive role in addition to taking those calls Monday morning asking for help.” Lt. Col. Jon Crist, Faculty Senate representative, said there is a danger the position could become a “complaint line.” “I think it would be just an umbrella of resources, less of a complaint line,” Soler said. “There’s just a lot of things that are gray and I think if one person were in charge of it all, that would be very beneficial.”last_img read more

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Jenkins comments on DACA legislative deadlock

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins commented in a press release Thursday on the failure of the United States Senate to advance immigration legislation that would have resolved the legal limbo surrounding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. This group, known as “Dreamers” faces uncertainty as an early March deadline for resolving their status fast approaches with no solution in sight.“I am deeply disappointed that the Senate failed to pass a bipartisan immigration bill that would have, at long last, protected Dreamers,” Jenkins said in the press release. “These young women and men have done nothing wrong and have known life only in the United States.”Jenkins expressed particular concern for the Dreamers at the University.“The Dreamers who are enrolled at Notre Dame are also poised to make lasting contributions to the United States,” he said in the statement.In the statement, Jenkins expressed hope for a legislative solution and emphasized that Notre Dame will continue to support its Dreamer population.“We pray that our leaders will end the cruel uncertainty for these talented and dedicated young people who have so much to offer our nation,” he said. “Regardless, Notre Dame will continue to support them financially, maintain their enrollment, provide expert legal assistance should that become necessary and do everything it can to support them.”Tags: DACA, DREAMERS, U.S. Senate, University President Father John Jenkinslast_img read more

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New strategic planning book

first_imgMerryn Rutledge, President of ReVisions, has published Strategic Planning Guide for Leaders of Small Organizations, a complete planning guide for organizations in all sectors. Since 1995 Merryn has been assisting leaders in envisioning excellence and recreating their organizations through planning, leadership development, organizational assessment, and coaching. Strategic Planning Guide is available from www.revisions.org(link is external).The Guide enables organizations to use specific planning tools to match their needs and resources, and to adjust plans in order to remain agile. Contents include sections on involving the right people in planning, scanning the environment in and around the organization, analyzing strengths and gaps, and creating vision, goals and an annual plan.last_img read more

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City of Seven Hills

first_imgRichmond, Virginia has been tapped by the Union Cycliste International (UCI), the international governing body of professional cycling, as the host city for the 2015 Road Cycling World Championships. This is the premiere road cycling event on the international scene, with 12 championship races spread over nine days of competition. Athletes compete for their country, just like in the Olympics, in three different disciplines: traditional Road Race, Individual Time Trial, and the relatively new Team Time Trial. World Champions are crowned in each discipline.The UCI stipulates the World Championships be held outside of Europe every five years, in an attempt to globalize cycling’s popularity. When members of the UCI asked U.S. Cycling to bid on the 2015 slot, Richmond was immediately the frontrunner U.S. city.“Richmond has a long history of pro cycling, and the popularity of cycling in general has exploded in the city over the last few years,” says Tim Miller, the executive director of Richmond 2015, the organization that spearheaded the bid to host the championships. “I’m excited to introduce the world to Richmond’s history. I’m hoping the course will highlight a lot of landmarks like the Civil War sites and Monument Avenue. I’m also excited about showcasing the hills we have in the city.”Richmond has earned the nickname “The City of Seven Hills,” because it was built on a significant slope that rises from the James River.“Most of the streets either go up or down,” Miller says. “It should make for an interesting course.”Richmond’s Pro Cycling HistoryRoad Cycling World Championships By the Numbers1983 – Tour of America, the first professional stage race in the U.S., had a stop in Richmond.1989-1990 – Tour de Trump came through Richmond. The tour was sponsored by Donald Trump, started in New York City and finished in Atlantic City as a way to showcase Trump’s hotels and casinos.1991-1996 – Tour DuPont: The Tour de Trump evolved into the Tour DuPont, one of the premier races in the world. Cyclists called it the “Fourth Grand Tour,” and the race hosted legends like Greg LeMond and a young Lance Armstrong. A legal battle killed the race.2003-2006 – Captech Classic: A nationally televised crit race through the heart of downtown Richmond.2007 – US Open of Cycling finished in Richmond, and included a cobblestone climb in Libby Hill Park.Richmond ClassicsMiller and US Cycling are hard at work on developing the course for the race, which they’ll keep under wraps for now. But here are Richmond mainstays that Miller says all roadies should tackle before the pros descend on the city:Main StreetA lot of rides are on the east side of town, and there’s no way to really avoid this hill coming back into town. It can be brutal.Taylor’s HillThis 300-meter cobblestone climb was part of the Tour DuPont.Monument AvenueThis 3.5-mile straight away is one of the few flat roads in Richmond, but it has some cobblestone portions that featured prominently in the Tour DuPont.last_img read more

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Stoke the Fire Within

first_imgTHE LOWDOWN ON FOOD FOR OUTDOOR ATHLETESWhat’s the one thing we all have in common when it comes to our outdoor pursuits? We all have to fuel our bodies. So let’s dive in to some of the best current options for food and energy for active outdoors folks now available.Boone Barr (not pictured)A regional favorite utilizing locally sourced ingredients, Happy Mountain Foods out of Boone, N.C., is famous for its Barrs—ideal for outdoors folks as a meal replacement or energy bar—also han d-makes wonderful trail mix, bites, and candied nuts. Happy Mountain Foods are without preservatives or artificial ingredients and features as few ingredients as possible to maximize taste and nutrition. They are all about sustainability in business practices and in the foods they use to make their products. Flavors span the classics from Walnut Dark Chocolate Cranberry and Coconut Almond to Dark Chocolate Banana and Mocha White Chocolate Cherry. $1.99/bar; happymountainfoods.com; Taste: 4; Texture: 4 1. Patagonia Provisions Even the most seasoned “bar” makers will tell you that real food will always rule over bars. That’s where Patagonia comes in, with their affiliate brand, Patagonia Provisions, producing transportable foods that are good for the body, the taste buds, the environment, and the active lifestyle. “The tradition and culture of food have always been important to us at Patagonia,” said founder Yvon Chouinard. “What we eat does more than just fill our stomachs and nourish our bodies; good food lifts our spirits and helps us understand the world a little better.” Patagonia Provisions currently sells two food products: smoked salmon and Tsampa soup. The salmon is wild Sockeye, fully cooked and ready to eat in 6 oz. portions. Tsampa is roasted whole grains, organic vegetables and spices that cook up into a hearty soup, something Yvon initially found as a “high-altitude power food” while climbing in Nepal 35 years ago. And yes, the two go great together. $12 and $6.50 for single packs, respectively; patagoniaprovisions.com; Taste: 5; Texture: 52. Pistachio Chewy BitesAnother interesting option for adrenaline junkies, Pistachio Bites are basically composed of pistachios and cranberries, resulting in a low-sodium, high-protein, gluten-free, on-the-go snack. They’ve got healthy fat with no cholesterol, and are free of GMOs and animal products. $1.99/two pack; pistachiochewybites.com; Taste: 5; Texture: 4 (a little on the sticky side)3. Skratch Labs Cookie MixFrom the mind of Boulder’s Dr. Allen Lim, inventor of the game-changing, TDF-winning, Skratch Labs Hydration mix, comes a simpler yet equally game-changing product: cookies. Lim has always been an advocate of eating real foods while training and competing, and his cookie concept follows that train of thought. I’ve personally cooked with Lim and made some of the edibles from his cookbooks, and this is truly an innovative and exciting product for endurance athletes of all kinds. $1.99; skratchlabs.com; Taste: 5 (if you make them right) Texture: again, depends on your skills in the kitchen, but the recipe is solid.4. Gu Energy Labs Electrolyte BrewGu brand drink mixes, gels and chews have always (since 1993) been a top choice for endurance athletes. And now Gu is dialing it back a tiny bit to offer something for everyone else—its new Electrolyte Brew mix featuring less sodium, a balance of complex and simple carbs, and a lighter taste profile than its previous energy drinks. The new Brew is available in 19-gram stick-packs and canisters (24 servings). Each serving contains 10 grams of sugars, no proteins or fat, and no artificial food dyes. $1.50 per stick and $20 per canister; guenergy.com; Taste: 4 Texture: 4 (just have to get over the newness of this technology)5. ProBar Bites ProBar ProBar Bites ProBar, from Salt Lake City, Utah, is another “energy food” family that truly believes in the power of whole foods. ProBar has become my top choice for protein, energy and meal-replacement in recent years. Made from mostly raw ingredients, ProBars are USDA Organic Certified, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, Kosher and Non-GMO Project Verified. I bet you can’t say that about everything in your pantry. The new ProBar Bites each contain 190 calories, 6 grams of protein and 10-11 grams of sugar. $1.99; theprobar.com; Taste: 5 Texture: 4 (I actually think this is a 5 but it’s still a “bar”)6. Honey StingerThe favorite of many a cyclist, Honey Stinger is introducing a new waffle to their line of honey-based energy bars, gels, chews and food products—the new Caramel Waffle. Inspired by the Belgian pastries that fueled riders at the turn of the century in Europe, the new Honey Stinger waffle flavor has a layer of caramel-infused honey sandwiched between two thin waffles. $15/box of 16; honeystinger.com; Taste: 5 Texture: 3 (some people find them a little crumbly) •last_img read more

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MBL rule changes an ‘opportunity’

first_imgWhile Dana Sumner admits to having “butterflies” in his stomach over NCUA’s final member business lending (MBL) rule, he says credit unions should view the changes as an opportunity.“A lot still needs to be decided before we’re comfortable with these rules,” says Sumner, president/CEO of the consulting firm DFTC. “These are the biggest changes we’ve seen in the member business lending arena for some time.”He says NCUA’s overhaul of its MBL regulations will allow credit union business lenders to expand their efforts and, with changes to loan participation rules, mitigate geographic risk.“This is an exciting time,” Sumner says. “Be as open-minded as possible, but don’t take this lightly. NCUA will hold our feet to the fire regarding the business loans we do, and we’ll have to understand the rules very well.” continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Truce called in Birmingham

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Mikel Arteta eyeing shock Arsenal move for former Manchester United defender Daley Blind

first_img Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta eyeing shock Arsenal move for former Manchester United defender Daley Blind Arsenal are considering a shock move for Daley Blind (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have expressed interest in signing former Manchester United defender Daley Blind from Ajax, according to reports.Netherlands international Blind spent four years at Old Trafford, playing over 140 games for the Red Devils and helping the club win the Europa League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.Blind left Manchester United two years ago and has become a key player for Ajax, making 31 appearances for the Dutch leaders this season.Despite his influence at Ajax, Blind is expected to leave his boyhood club this summer along with the likes of Andre Onana, Nicolas Tagliafico and Donny van de Beek.ADVERTISEMENTMorocco international Hakim Ziyech has already secured a move away from the Johan Cruyff Arena, agreeing to join Chelsea in a £36.6million transfer last week.AdvertisementAdvertisementBlind, who turns 30 in March, is attracting substantial interest ahead of the summer, with a number of English and Italian clubs weighing up moves.According to The Athletic, Arsenal are among those to have expressed interest in securing a deal, with Mikel Arteta still keen to bolster his defensive options. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 17 Feb 2020 8:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Blind left Manchester United two years ago (Picture: Getty)The new Gunners boss signed Pablo Mari from Flamengo and Cedric Soares from Southampton last month but Arsenal could look to sign Blind if either of the two new additions fail to impress.Speaking last week, Arteta confirmed Arsenal were already making plans for the summer transfer window.He said: ‘I wanted to get in a few days’ rest because the players have been through a lot of things in the past few months.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘After that I wanted to reflect on what we’ve done together in the past five or six weeks, where we’ve improved and where we can be positive, and the things we need to improve.‘It went really well and we set some targets. We’re starting to work on them and hopefully we can see the outcome of them in the next few weeks.’Arsenal thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 on Sunday but remain just tenth in the Premier League, seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.MORE: Mikel Arteta’s superb reaction to Mesut Ozil’s goal for Arsenal in Newcastle winMORE: Tony Cascarino tells Mikel Arteta his biggest problem at Arsenal after Newcastle thrashinglast_img read more

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8-bedder hits the market for under $300K

first_imgSo let’s learn a bit more about Maryborough. The historic town was founded in 1905 and served as a major port entry for immigrants from across the world.It sits on the Mary River about 250km north of Brisbane and together with neighbours Hervey Bay and Fraser Island forms part of the Fraser Coast Region. Summer holidays on Fraser Island, anyone?Newman says Maryborough was considered for the capital of Queensland in the early days because of its position on the Mary River.“Back in the day Maryborough was very much a thriving town. It goes at a slower pace now, but we do get a lot of first home buyers, downsizers and even investors.”Buyers’ markets: Regional areas to bag a bargainMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoThe economy is largely driven by tourism – Maryborough has an exceptional number of heritage buildings and hosts a heritage market every week. There’s also a rail company, sugar factory and numerous farming and station prospects.“It’s known as the heritage city of Queensland – we’ve got a lot of beautiful Queenslanders.“We get buyers from Brisbane looking to buy a big old house and in many cases, renovate.“Our median price is not much over $220,000. We’re one of the few places left where prices are low and we still have a lot to offer.”With housing affordability becoming a fading entity in capital cities around Australia, perhaps it’s time to consider regional property.Especially if you’ve got a growing family.Q&A: Is Australia in a housing bubble? Alice Street Sales Consultant Trevor Newman says the property is a rare find for someone with a lot of kids.“It was a really hard to come up with a price because there was nothing to compare it to,” Newman says.“We knew that it wasn’t going to suit a large percentage of buyers out there, being such a unique property.“But for someone who’s got those needs – it’s perfect.” Where in Australia can you buy an eight-bedroom house for under $300,000? Maryborough, Queensland – that’s where. The Von Trapp children would each have their own room in a spacious family home that has just hit the market in the regional town.12 Stafford St has eight bedrooms, three bathrooms and a generous entertainer’s kitchen with a double oven wall. Does that leave any room for a backyard? You bet. The 1392sqm block has more room than you can swing a cat in, and it’s listed at $290,000.last_img read more

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Demichelis signs new City deal

first_img Demichelis told the club’s website, www.mcfc.co.uk: “I want to say that I am really proud and happy to have extended my contract for another year. “Manchester City is a club with a lot of ambition. We want to grow every year. “When you get to hold a trophy, it’s the best feeling for any player. “I want to say that I will fight for this club and for my team-mates until the end of my contract. I will fight to try and win titles.” Demichelis worked with City manager Manuel Pellegrini at River Plate and Malaga and followed the Chilean to Manchester from the Spanish club via a brief, appearanceless, stint at Atletico Madrid. He also had a successful nine-year spell at Bayern Munich earlier in his career and was a member of the Argentina side that reached last year’s World Cup final. His early appearances for City were not impressive but he improved considerably after the nadir of a red card in a Champions League loss to Barcelona in February last year. He played a key role in the season run-in that culminated with title success and he has made 30 appearances this season. Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has signed a one-year contract extension, the Barclays Premier League champions have announced. The Argentina international was approaching the end of his previous deal but has now committed until the end of the 2015-16 season. Demichelis, 34, has become an important member of City’s defensive unit after an initially shaky start following his move to the Etihad Stadium in September 2013. Demichelis says he is now settled in England and has not even ruled out looking to stay beyond his new deal. He said: “We are happy here – my wife and son are happy here. We are trying to improve our English and I think that’s a good thing for our future. “At this stage I am enjoying playing week to week – you can never say what can happen in the future.” Demichelis follows Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov in committing to the club over the last year. Discussions with another player out of contract at the end of the season, James Milner, remain ongoing. The England international has been linked with a move abroad in recent days but Pellegrini has often said they are hopeful new terms can be agreed. Press Associationlast_img read more

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