Laptop theft increases, NDSP alerts rectors

first_imgNotre Dame Security Police (NDSP) received reports of seven laptop thefts from residence halls — mostly girls’ dorms — on campus since the end of January, according to an e-mail sent to rectors Wednesday. NDSP Crime Prevention Officer Keri Kei Shibata sent the e-mail asking rectors to remind students to lock doors and be aware of suspicious activity. “In six of these cases the thefts occurred in female residence halls,” the e-mail stated. “These thefts have primarily occurred in the afternoon hours. Some of the thefts have occurred when a resident was in the room sleeping.” In the most recent case, NDSP reported a college-aged female was going door-to-door in the residence hall asking about lost headphones around the time of the theft. The incident may or may not be related to the theft, the e-mail stated. According to NDSP, the female was described between 20 and 22 years of age. She was black with black, shoulder-length hair and bangs. She is between 5-foot-4 and 5-foot-7 tall and between 140 and 160 pounds. She may also have a beauty mark on her right cheek. NDSP asked rectors to remind residents to keep room doors locked and properly secure, especially if the residents have left the room, are asleep or are otherwise occupied so as not to notice someone enter the room. Students were advised not to let other people enter a residence hall or follow them through the door to a residence hall unless they are certain the person lives in the dorm. “Ask them to wait and contact the person they are visiting to let them in,” the e-mail said. The e-mail also asked students and rectors to report suspicious activity to NDSP immediately.last_img read more

Let Michu be Michu – Laudrup

first_img Laudrup acknowledges it is a considerable compliment for Wenger, who is celebrating his 17th anniversary in charge of Arsenal this weekend, to compare the two, but the Dane is happy to focus on the unique qualities his bargain £2million signing brings to his team. He said: “Michu is different to the other players we are talking about. They are smaller players physically, but you always want your players to work between the back four and midfield, in the hole, that’s what you want. “But he scores more goals than a lot of other players who play there. I don’t think he’s similar in the way he plays, he is a different kind of player, even if he plays the same position. “People want to compare Michu to a lot of players. Just let Michu be Michu. “Bergkamp and he are two different players, with Michu’s height and physicality he is so important for us. “I wouldn’t compare him to Bergkamp, Ozil or Cazorla, but we’re very pleased with what he is doing for us. “For an Arsenal fan, Bergkamp is a very special player in the history of the club, so to talk about two players like that shows how much Arsene Wenger appreciates what Michu has been doing here for the last 15 months.” While happy to extol the virtues of Michu, who has already scored five goals in all competitions this season after netting 22 last term, Laudrup also praised the way Ozil has quickly adapted to English football, but admits he was surprised to see Real Madrid let the Germany international go. “I have to admit I was very surprised when I saw he had left Real Madrid as he is a fantastic player,” he said. “Arsenal is a great club too but with Real Madrid you are playing in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals of the Champions League. “I was also surprised with the way it happened on the last day of the transfer window as I did not imagine a player with his quality would be changing team at the last moment, but he did and you have to say well done to Arsenal. “Even before signing Ozil, the strongest part of their side was the midfield with Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and after adding Ozil there is so much quality. Fortunately Cazorla cannot play against us, but they are still very good in that area.” Wenger found himself under immediate pressure when Arsenal lost to Aston Villa on the opening day of the season, but they have recovered with four wins on the bounce to sit top of the Premier League table, and Laudrup has hailed the character shown by the Gunners. “They lost the first game and experts were saying they would have a tough year, but now they have won games including a difficult Champions League game. It’s a fantastic start,” he said. “It will be difficult for us as their midfield is strong and Olivier Giroud has shown Wenger he wants to repay the faith he has shown in him, and Aaron Ramsey has also had a great start to the season. I’m looking forward to an exciting game, but also a difficult one.” With the Swans facing Arsenal in Saturday’s tea-time kick-off, comparisons have been made between the Spaniard and Ozil, who has quickly established himself as Arsenal’s attacking fulcrum since his high-profile arrival from Real Madrid. Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger even went as far as to put Michu in the same bracket as Dutch hero Bergkamp, who is fondly remembered by fans of the north London club thanks to his magisterial 11-year stint there, during which he registered more than 300 appearances. Michael Laudrup has seen his star player compared to Dennis Bergkamp and Mesut Ozil among others, but the Swansea boss is happy to simply “let Michu be Michu”. Press Associationlast_img read more

Body camera videos shows 6-year-old Orlando girl get arrested at her school

first_imgThe family of 6-year-old Kaia Rolle shared with the Orlando Sentinel on Monday evening the body camera footage from Rolle’s arrest at her school, Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy.The incident took place in September, and it made national news.Kaia, a first grader at the charter school, had a tantrum earlier in the day where she had kicked and punched three school employees, leading to her arrest on a charge of misdemeanor battery.The video shows Orlando police officers enter a classroom before taking away the 6-year-old who was crying throughout the entire time.Officer Dennis Turner said about the zip ties, before another officer tightened them around her wrists. Kaia immediately began weeping.Although it was clear that Kaia was in extreme distress the officers continued with the arrest while employees at the Orlando charter school stood there.When the officer who arrested Kaia returned to speak with school officials, he downplayed the juvenile detention center, saying it’s “not like you think.”He told them he had arrested 6,000 people in his career — the youngest, to that point, was 7. When school employees told him Kaia was 6, not 8 like he thought, he did not seem concerned.“Now she has broken the record,” he said.Orlando Police Department officials fired Turner. The said Turner violated agency policy on arresting children younger than 12, which requires officers to get a supervisor’s approval — something Turner did not do. However, his decision was not illegal as Florida currently does not have a minimum age for arrest.Meralyn Kirkland, Kaia’s grandmother, told reporters her granddaughter had sleep apnea, which is why she would act out in school. The family says they hope that in releasing the video it will help support a proposal to change that law by making 12 the minimum age for arrest.Kirkland says she worries that her granddaughter will suffer from trauma because of this incident. Kaia was taken to the county Juvenile Assessment Center, where the girl’s mugshot and fingerprints were taken. Employees had to use a step stool for Kaia to capture her mugshot.Kaia is now attending a private school, after refusing to attend a school with an officer on campus, Kirkland said.last_img read more

NPFL: Mayhem in Katsina as Two Fans Feared Dead

first_imgThe Match-day 15 Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) clash between hosts Katsina United FC and neighbours Kano Pillars at the Mohammed Dikko Stadium in Katsina ended in crisis thursday with two fans of the Kano club feared dead.Although details of what led to the crisis remain sketchy as at press time, Kano Pillars’ players and officials sought refuge inside the stadium dressing room to prevent them from receiving injuries from rampaging Katsina fans shortly after the one-all draw with the hosts.Outside the stadium, there was however free for all fight with all manners of weapons freely used. Several fans of the Kano team were however inflicted with several life-threatening injuries even as there were speculations that two fans were killed in the mayhem. However, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Gambo Isa, denied knowledge of any death within or outside the stadium.“No one was killed but we are aware that two fans sustained minor injuries,” stressed Gambo.He admitted that the police in Katsina got hint of plans to create crisis at the match.“We got hint that there would be violence after the last game between both sides in Kano. Katsina fans wanted a revenge for what happened during their team’s away match to the Sai Masu Gida.“So, the CP (Commissioner of Police in the state) requested for more personnel to be drafted in for effective control.“It was while were trying to safeguard the Kano Pillars players and their officials that violence broke out among the fans,” concludes the police spokesman.There was no official statement from the League Management Company (LMC) as at last night.An official who spoke on condition of anonymity said they were waiting for the Match Commissioner’s report about the game before any decision can be reached on the matter.Katsina United and Kano Pillars’ fans have long history of soccer hooliganism. Since 2016, both Pillars and United’s fans have been fined variius sums of cash as well as banishment from their bases.Similarly fines and likely banishment are likely to be imposed again to serve as punishment.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Gridiron Nation: Paterno’s tarnished legacy could be saved

first_imgJoe Paterno has been fired for obvious reasons, mere hours after saying he would finish out this season. It will not be spared much, but the full extent of the damage done to his reputation still remains undetermined.Would you have been one the people gathered on Joe Paterno’s front lawn in a show of support, or would you be one of the people calling for Paterno’s permanent exile from Happy Valley?In many aspects, it seems an easy decision that JoePa had to go, along with everyone else that had any knowledge regarding the sexual abuse of children by former Penn State former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. But for a moment, take heed of the emotions elicited by the sight of Paterno, the most renowned figure in Penn State history. If you can recall what life was like before the storm, the departure of JoePa might not be so comprehensible.Prior to the announcement of his retirement, SportsIllustrated.com’s lead headline read, “Joe Paterno Must Go Now,” while ESPN.com’s said, “Turning Their Backs: There is no defense for the people in power who had a chance to act and did not. The University and Joe Paterno failed.”Yahoo’s? “Time for Joe to Go.”What each outlet should have realized is that Paterno would not ignore the situation a second time. All anybody needed to do was listen to some of the words Joe has said through the years, beginning with what he said to a supportive crowd of students gathered in his yard.“I can’t tell you how much this means to me,” Paterno said to the kids surrounding his home. “I’ve lived for this place. I’ve lived for people like you guys and girls.”And so he lived to give those guys and girls a university that will attempt to move forward from beneath a horrific shadow in the months and years to come. What Paterno did not know is the PSU board of trustees did not care.The credibility Paterno has carried up and down the sidelines of Beaver Stadium for 46 years begs you, implores you to believe that he is sorry, and perhaps if he had listened to the words of advice he gave to generations of young men, he would not have to.“Do the little things right and the big things will take care of themselves.”In hindsight, it is perhaps some of the most misguided advice Paterno ever gave and the reason why Happy Valley has become a circus. Paterno did the little thing; he reported one of Sandusky’s transgressions, the first step of the legal process, and never followed up. The big thing did not take care of itself; it took care of Paterno and several high-ranking Penn State officials instead.Paterno went back to the drawing board and committed himself to something very small in comparison to the immense gravity of sexual abuse of a child – he resigned. It was the right thing to do.“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.”It is unfortunate that to this point Paterno has stomached so many years of a tasteless buffet, but by stepping aside he admitted his mistake and honorably accepted the consequences. Too late for the liking of many, but certainly better than never.“Publicity is like poison; it doesn’t hurt unless you swallow it.”If Paterno remembers this quote at all, has he considered its significance? Is it the reason why until now he has not addressed the media, besides through a written statement?“I am absolutely devastated by the developments in this case,” Paterno said in a statement he released Wednesday morning.”I grieve for the children and their families, and I pray for their comfort and relief.”Though everyone’s perception of Paterno has been greatly skewed, anybody who expected Paterno not to accept responsibility, a virtue he has been teaching for more than a half-century, likely underestimated the character he has shown in every instance but one. All Paterno can do now is hope the victims and the public accept his amends and find it in their hearts to forgive him.“Losing a game is heartbreaking. Losing your sense of excellence or worth is a tragedy.”Paterno used that word Wednesday in his statement, tragedy. Perhaps he recognized the victims’ loss of self-worth, or maybe he was ashamed of himself. Probably both.While it would pale in comparison to the life-damaging effects the victims will deal with the rest of their lives, it too would be a sad story to forget the immeasurable amount of good Paterno imparted on the lives of thousands of young men that passed through Penn State.The toxicity infusing State College is sadly distorting some of these great words of wisdom into ironic self-fulfilling prophecies for Paterno, but maybe someday they will once again portray the great man he unquestionably used to be.No one doubts Paterno slipped up, but without a Division I football program to run after this season, let us hope that the ugly scar caused by this scandal will not keep Paterno behind closed doors for the rest of his life. He still has the ability to empower young men, and there is a growing number coming forward in the aftermath of this case that will need empowering. If even one victim is willing to accept help from Paterno should he offer it, there is still a lot of good that JoePa can do. So where will you stand? Will you be supporting Paterno at his front door, or holding a sign like one individual at State College that says, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”?All good men make mistakes. Hopefully, more good men will not try to take away all the good Paterno had done before now and focus on helping the victims and their families, as well as a once-happy, now-grieving valley, to recover before they fall into darkness.Brett is a senior majoring in journalism. Never want to hear from Joe Paterno again? Or do you think he can still help the situation? Let Brett know at [email protected] or send him a tweet @BAsportswriter.last_img read more

Dodgers ‘very optimistic’ Corey Seager will return from back injury to play in World Series

first_img“We’re just trying to get him as healthy as we can and with the training staff we’ll make that decision. But, yeah, if he can swing the bat and isn’t compromised physically, that makes sense.”ALSORoberts said the Dodgers were waiting on the outcome of the ALCS before deciding whether Rich Hill or Yu Darvish will start Game 2 of the World Series with the other pitcher going in Game 3. Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 on Tuesday. Whicker: Dodgers’ merit system works both ways Justin Turner’s full circle with Dodgers is drawn by hard work, powerful fate Dodgers 2017 World Series, postseason results, recaps, box scores Dodgers fans go crazy for #ThisTeam after 11-1 victory over Cubs secures World Series spot Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Seager was left off the Dodgers’ roster for the NLCS due to a lower back sprain suffered in the final game of the Dodgers’ three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL Division Series. He received an epidural injection the next day (Oct. 10) and eased into workouts last week.According to Roberts, Seager has been hitting off a tee and soft toss, taking ground balls at shortstop and running the curve of the infield in the past couple days. The next hurdle will be to face live pitching. LOS ANGELES — With two more off days left before Game 1 of the World Series, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the team is “very optimistic” that Corey Seager will be ready to play.“We’re hopeful that he’ll be back for Game 1,” Roberts said Saturday as the Dodgers prepared for their first workout since eliminating the Chicago Cubs in the National League Championship Series on Thursday. “Knowing we still have some days to make a decision, we’re certainly optimistic and Corey really doesn’t want to be denied.”Related Articles “From the training staff, everything looks good,” Roberts said. “For him obviously the biggest hurdle is we’re going to have some pitchers throwing in the next couple days, some live arms. I’m sure he’s going to get in there and take some swings.“Just to kind of simulate that game speed against an actual live pitcher will be telling.”Working in Seager’s favor is the DH rule. The middle three games (if necessary) of the World Series will be played in the American League park. If Seager is not fully recovered (as seems likely), the Dodgers could limit his workload by starting him at DH for those games. Regardless, it seems likely the Dodgers will keep Charlie Culberson on their World Series roster to guard against any limitations for Seager. Culberson, who spent most of the year in Triple-A before joining the Dodgers as a September call-up, started three of the five NLCS games and went 5 for 18 with two doubles and a triple.But Roberts pointed out Seager first felt the injury on a slide while running the bases, not playing in the field.“I think if Corey is able to swing the bat that’s obviously a huge benefit to us, having potentially three games in an AL ballpark,” Roberts agreed. “But right now … we don’t know if it’s standing in the infield, taking ground balls, bending over versus taking swings – which more affects him. How the Dodgers’ roster was built: 2 front offices, 12 trades, millions of dollars last_img read more

FUN Golf gets families playing

first_img Fun is the name of the game! That’s the promise to families who can have a whale of a time while getting into golf. Golf Kingdom in Essex is at the heart of a joint project with England Golf to highlight golf as a great game for all the generations to play together. It follows England Golf’s Family Golf Month and is attracting families to try the game by joining a three week FUN Golf Course at any time until November and enjoying Adventure Golf on the Moby Golf course. Each one-hour FUN Golf session is delivered by a PGA professional using adapted equipment, with colourful clubs and tennis-style balls.  Players can also ‘warm up’ before each session, hitting against giant targets on a large inflatable.  It’s anticipated that over 250 people will take the FUN Golf courses and they can then move on to other opportunities, including coaching with PGA professionals. It is expected there will be a good level of transition from FUN Golf to the traditional golfing game.  “It’s golf, but not as you know it!” said Scott Cranfield from Golf Kingdom at Chadwell Heath, Essex. “Golf is a terrific game for all the family and we encourage lots of laughter. There’s no stuffiness here!”  England Golf is also working with Golf Kingdom to help them understand their customers and potential customers. This information is being used to shape publicity for the campaign on social media and with other promotional material. England Golf and Golf Kingdom will also survey Moby Golf and FUN Golf customers to find out more about what families want from golf and what they see as barriers to participation. Claire Hodgson, England Golf’s Head of Participation, said: “It’s great to be able to show families that golf is a game which all the generations can enjoy together. We’re delighted to be working with Golf Kingdom and look forward to sharing the results of this project to help other clubs and golf centres to attract more families.” Kate Cooper, Managing Director at Golf Kingdom, added: “The feedback so far from people who have taken part in our FUN Golf course has been very positive.  Many have said that it is a great introduction into a sport that they have never played before. We have had many family situations, where mum and dad have both enjoyed playing alongside their children.  We’re looking forward to many more taking part.” To find out how to join a FUN Golf course and to watch FUN Golf in action visit www.golfkingdom.net/fun/course 8 Aug 2016 FUN Golf gets families playing last_img read more

Hazardous Crosswalks: Ambulance Hits Pedestrian on Broad Street

first_imgA group, including a baby in a stroller, cross against the light in front of a car at the intersection of Broad and Monmouth Streets in Red Bank, NJ on April 1, 2015. Photo by Tina Colella RED BANK – An ambulance was traveling north on Broad Street Wednesday when it struck a pedestrian crossing the intersection, at Monmouth Street.The pedestrian, Thomas Thatcher, 66, of Hackettstown suffered a minor injury but refused treatment at the scene from the crew of a second MONOC ambulance called to the accident less than two minutes later, at 1:17 p.m., said MONOC Director of Operations Andy Caruso.“He was struck and knocked down and immediately got up,” said Caruso. “He refused medical attention and went on his way.” “We were traveling within safe speeds, going through downtown Red Bank with regard to pedestrians when unexpectedly this person stepped out in front of the ambulance,” said Caruso.“Our drivers are well trained in operating emergency vehicles and act with due regard.” He added, “The driver of our ambulance was naturally shaken up.” PoliceChief Darren McConnell confirmed the pedestrian was crossing against the light. Police did not issue any summonses, he said.Many walkers choose to cross against the light at the busy intersection of Broad and Monmouth Streets. Photo by Tina ColellaIt’s not unusual to see people lose patience and cross against the light on Broad Street. On Wednesday, a Two River Times photographer observed at least 20 people crossing Broad Street at the Monmouth Street intersection against the light, some pushing baby strollers. The traffic light at the Broad and Monmouth Street intersections are equipped with button sensors to change the traffic signal for pedestrians. Those sensors, when pushed by pedestrians, change the signal in approximately 1 minute, 45 seconds; if the sensor is not pushed, the light cycle is about two minutes to go from red to green. While the signal may be green for the entire period, the actual period for pedestrians to cross – designated by a pedestrian silhouette – runs about 20 seconds (with the last 10 seconds counting down in red numerals). Mayor Pasquale Menna said those measures and times were appropriate to address pedestrian safety at that particular intersection.As for Wednesday’s incident, Menna said, “How is any government, how is any regulation, how is any rule going to protect somebody who’s not looking where he’s going?”But there are those who disagree. Crossing Broad Street can be dangerous for pedestrians, even when they have the light, said Kelsey Guthrie, the manager of Yestercades, who witnessed the aftermath of the accident across the street Wednesday. “I see a lot of people not stopping for people at the crosswalk – including myself. I’ve almost been hit multiple times,” she said “People who are driving in town definitely have to be more aware that this is a pedestrian town. It’s full of people walking around.”In meetings with civic leaders, including Menna, The Two River Times is exploring in its “Crossroads” series the inherent conflict between pedestrians and vehicles and possible solutions in the active Red Bank community, a commercial and cultural destination.State Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11), who is a stakeholder in this safety initiative, said of Wednesday’s collision, “It elevates and highlights the importance of pedestrian safety in the popular town of Red Bank.”The Two River Times initiative has resulted in Red Bank requesting and the Board of Chosen Freeholders agreeing to study the intersection at Broad and Front streets where drivers and pedestrians are told simultaneously to proceed.The Task Force, formed and coordinated by the Two River Times and comprised of Red Bank and now Fair Haven municipal officials, state senators, school officials, RiverCenter, Meridian Health, and Newport Media Holdings, LLC, is examining safety in the Two River area, beginning in Red Bank.By Christina Johnson and John Burtonlast_img read more

Junior High Rodeo competition gets underway at state finals

first_imgRed Bluff >> The 2017 California Junior High Rodeo State Finals got underway Thursday and Friday with a shooting competition Thursday and the first rodeo events at the Tehama District Fairground Friday.As of noon Friday, Miley Bunting of Red Bluff, District 1, had won the first go of Barrel Racing; Wyatt Smith, District 3 won the Tie-Down Roping and Wyatt Roseberry, District 5 won Boys Breakaway Roping. The second go starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds.The first event, the .22 Light …last_img

Flying Fossils Found

first_imgA population of insects called “living fossils” has been located in Australia.  These tiny insects, called ancient greenling damselflies, have no living relatives.  Their closest relatives disappeared from the fossil record 250 to 300 million years ago in the geological column, according to The Age and Heidelberg Leader.  The wingspan of the insects is only 22mm and they are camouflaged, so it was difficult to detect them.  A scientist involved in the discovery said, “There are a lot of unanswered questions.”A big entry in the class of impossible-to-believe claims of evolution is the notion that an animal went extinct in the age of dinosaurs but still is found alive today, hundreds of millions of years later.  If this were the only case it would be enough to cause serious doubts about the consensus age of the earth and Darwinian evolution, but there are many living fossils: see article at CMI and partial lists at CreationWiki and NWCreation.net.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more