Notre Dame student senators focused on social justice issues during their meeting Monday evening, addressing the University’s policies regarding the treatment of sexual assault survivors and Native Americans.Over the past several weeks, the student senate discussed the Trump administration’s changes to Title IX, the federal civil rights law that regulates how colleges handle sexual assault allegations. Many student leaders have expressed concerns that Notre Dame will be less responsive to victims’ needs in the wake of these new changes.Student Title IX services manager Amber Monroe spoke to the senate about the University’s sexual assault resolution process and addressed concerns about new Title IX revisions.“A lot of these [changes] are not mandates. … We’re going to be given a lot of time to figure out what [the changes] look like for Notre Dame,” Monroe said. “What I can say is we will always be Notre Dame in the sense of caring for our students.”The proposed changes to Title IX allow colleges to resolve sexual assault allegations through mediation, a process in which victims and perpetrators discuss the allegations face-to-face. Monroe clarified that Notre Dame does not plan on using this kind of face-to-face mediation for sexual assault cases.But the University does offer other “alternative resolution” processes for sexual assault cases on a voluntary basis, she said. Victims can agree to engage in these processes, which are supposed to be forms of restorative justice — a way to help victims and perpetrators heal together. “I think that we forget sometimes that these are people,” Monroe said. “Emotions, behaviors and choices affect how these processes can metastasize and what they can look like for each individual.”Monroe explained that the University developed these alternative resolution strategies in response to student feedback. Many students noted in the 2016 Campus Climate Survey that they felt their options for resolving incidents of assault were too limited. Notably, these alternative resolution processes — unlike traditional administrative resolution processes — are non-disciplinary, meaning perpetrators cannot face disciplinary action after an alternative resolution is completed.Junior and Welsh Family Hall senator Lindsay McCray said a non-disciplinary resolution could endanger students.“There have been studies that indicate that the majority of sexual assaults are committed by repeat offenders,” she said. “So, in allowing [an] alternative resolution to occur in sexual assault cases, even if it’s not mediation, how does that protect the student body at all from rapists?”Monroe said the University considers each case individually and does not allow alternative resolutions for perpetrators who could pose serious threats to other students.After concluding the discussion of Title IX, senators shifted the conversation to Native American history and culture.Senators approved a resolution calling the University administration to recognize that Notre Dame’s campus sits on land that once belonged to the Potawatomi people. The resolution encouraged a statement acknowledging this history be featured at Welcome Weekend, graduation and the Walk the Walk Week luncheon.Additionally, the senate approved a resolution calling for a Native Studies minor in the College of Arts and Letters, drawing on the example of many other universities.“This … shows the people who are Native descendants that we respect you, we affirm you,” said Marcus Winchester-Jones, sophomore and president of the Native American Student Association of Notre Dame. “It … makes it so it’s a more welcoming community for everybody.”Tags: Native American Student Association of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Student Senate, Title IX, Title IX policy
The 2006 World Cup winner and Roma midfield legend, 36, made the switch to the Bombonera after the end of last season. But his time at Boca appears to be over after falling out of favour under new boss Miguel Angel Russo.Advertisement Loading… Daniele De Rossi is on the verge of retirement as he gets set to leave Boca Juniors. According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, he will retire from football in a matter of hours, after leaving Boca. Read Also:Boca Juniors want Mourinho De Rossi got injured during their Super League stalemate with fierce rivals River Plate in September and was crocked for their two-legged Copa Libertadores semi-final against the same side. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
FAYETTE COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Conservation Officers in Fayette County are again offering a guided turkey hunt to wounded veterans.Steve Davis is offering the opportunity for a wounded veteran to turkey hunt and get into the woods.Davis wants to share his joy in the sport.After an injury causing him to become a quadriplegic, Davis has created a hunting trailer that is wheelchair accessible.The hunt is planned for April 29th and 30th which falls on opening weekend this year.For more information or to request an opportunity to hunt, contact Conservation Officer Travis Stewart at 812-340-8323
February 6, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappBucknell (9-15, 5-6) vs. Loyola (Md.) (11-13, 3-8)Reitz Arena, Baltimore; Saturday, 5 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Bucknell looks for its seventh straight win in the head-to-head series over Loyola (Md.). Bucknell has won by an average of 14 points in its last six wins over the Greyhounds. Loyola (Md.)’s last win in the series came on Feb. 15, 2017, a 78-77 win. Bucknell looks to extend streak vs Loyola STEPPING UP: The explosive Andrew Kostecka has averaged 21 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals to lead the way for the Greyhounds. Isaiah Hart is also a key contributor, accounting for 9.4 points per game. The Bison have been led by Jimmy Sotos, who is averaging 11.9 points.CLAMPING DOWN: The Bison have given up only 67.4 points per game to Patriot League opponents so far, an improvement from the 78.6 per game they allowed in non-conference play.JUMPING FOR JIMMY: Sotos has connected on 38.7 percent of the 119 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 7 for 14 over the last three games. He’s also converted 85.7 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: The Greyhounds are 0-6 when they score 62 points or fewer and 11-7 when they exceed 62 points. The Bison are 0-9 when they fail to score more than 63 points and 9-6 on the season, otherwise.STREAK STATS: Bucknell has scored 61.3 points per game and allowed 69.7 over its three-game road losing streak.DID YOU KNOW: Loyola (Md.) is ranked second among Patriot League teams with an average of 73.2 points per game. The Greyhounds have averaged 80.8 points per game over their last five games. Associated Press
The controversial no-call stems from the play in which officials missed Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman interfering with Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis in the final minutes of the meeting. Because of the blown call, the game went into overtime, where the Rams kicked a field goal to win, 26-23, and punch their ticket to Atlanta for Super Bowl 53. Related News Bengals’ receiving corps takes another hit with John Ross hamstring injury It’s been six months since the infamous no-call in the NFC championship game, but the Saints still aren’t over it.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three officials from January’s matchup have been called for questioning under oath by a Louisiana judge after attorney Antonio LeMon filed a lawsuit over the game, The Associated Press reported Monday. Le’Veon Bell tweets ‘overdue’ apology to fantasy football owners Jerry Jones says Cowboys could win Super Bowl without rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott However, other suits over the botched call haven’t exactly been successful and a petition started by fans demanding the NFC championship game be replayed was laughable, so it’s unlikely this will go over any different.Expect the league to file appeals that could delay or cancel the questioning altogether to avoid admitting once again what has already been stated: that a human error was made. The report noted the two sides will convene in September and “pick a mutually agreeable date for depositions in New Orleans.” The suit is seeking $75,000 in damages, which will be donated to charity.
Stabroek WharfOver 500 vendors, minibus operators to be relocatedPlans are moving apace to determine the best strategy to have hundreds of vendors and minibus operators in the Stabroek Wharf area relocated to facilitate construction on the wharf.A section of the Stabroek WharfA meeting was held on Wednesday between Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) members and representatives from the Finance and Public Infrastructure Ministry. This is according to Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green.Commenting on the meeting, Mayor Chase Green stated that its purpose was to bring Councillors up to date with plans for the Stabroek Wharf, on which construction was expected to begin in early 2018.“We were written by the Ministry of Infrastructure, saying to us that they will be starting to do construction of the Stabroek Market wharf in the first quarter of 2018. And they’re asking us to relocate all of those vendors,” she said.She noted that there were 318 stalls on the wharf, while on the southern side of the Market 200 persons plied their trade. She stated that immediately outside the Stabroek Market, there were more vendors as well.“So, we have to start identifying areas that can house those people when construction on that wharf begins; because they are going to be using that entire area to store the material for heavy trucks to be going in there. So, you couldn’t have vending anywhere.”“We also have to look at the relocation of all those minibuses. And so they’re asking us to start now. And that’s what (Wednesday’s) meeting was about. Because our Councillors expressed concern about what is going to happen.”“While the consultations would have started, we would have heard that most likely the vendors would not go back there, but who made that decision?” Chase Green queried. “We didn’t make that decision. So, we have to consult more as to the way forward.”When contacted on Friday, a representative of the Public Infrastructure Ministry noted that while the Ministry would be doing infrastructural works, responsibility for the vendors rested with the Mayor and City Council.The Wharf has been in a state of deterioration for some time, with vendors expressing fear for their safety on several occasions.Sections of the Wharf caved in during September 2014 and March 2015. In June, Town Clerk Royston King had declared that the Mayor and City Council had solicited assistance from the Public Infrastructure Ministry.The modernised, new Wharf plans were designed by Civil Engineer Kabila Hollingsworth. The design includes a two-storey building with a terrace and stelling. Some $400 million is expected to be spent on the Wharf.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… My6sense just announced a new version of its iPhone application that can automatically highlight the most relevant tweets from the users you follow. The mytweetsense feature learns from the user’s implicit and explicit actions and builds a model of what is interesting to the individual user. Mytweetsense works best for tweets that include links. The app’s features are clearly geared towards these kind of tweets and include previews for links, videos and images.The default view in the app displays all the recent tweets you received according to relevancy. You can also switch to a chronological view of your timeline and the app allows users to easily reshare content on Twitter, Facebook and Friendfeed, as well as by email.Finding Relevant Tweets The app trains itself. My6sense just watches what links you click on, and which articles you retweet or share on other social networks. It takes a little bit of training, but if our experience with the my6sense RSS reader is any indication, the results are surprisingly good. We got a chance to talk to Barak Hachamov, the company’s founder and CEO at LeWeb earlier today. According to Hachamov, my6sense creates an extremely detailed personal profile of every user. It’s important to note that mytweetsense mostly looks at the content of the links that you receive in your Twitter stream. While the app has an option to turn on the relevancy algorithm for tweets without links, the service works best when it can work with the additional information that is implicit in these links.Twitter lists and smarter real-time search engines have made it easier to keep up with the constant stream of updates on Twitter, but this is still a random stream of information. My6sense’s iPhone app may not replace your favorite Twitter app right now, but it’s a great tool to catch up on your tweets if you have been offline for a few days. You do, however, have to use it for a few days before so you can get the best experience. The app first has to get to know you, after all. Tags:#news#web Related Posts frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Christmas Day smartphone activations also prove the general theme of mobile in 2012: everything mobile exploded this year. We thought the 2011 growth in smartphones, tablets and apps was impressive. Well, 2012 made 2011 seem like ants crawling up a mountain.On Dec. 25, 2011, Flurry estimated 6.8 million iOS and Android activations. The 17.4 million activations in 2012 represents 2.5-times that of 2011. It is important to point out that Flurry is considerably larger this year than last, which could effect its projections. Nearly 260,000 apps currently use Flurry’s analytics system. The company estimates it can accurately gauge 90% of new device activations in the world. Once people had all those fancy new devices in their hands, they started to download apps. In droves. Flurry estimates that 328 million apps were downloaded on Dec. 25 (at least on its own platform), a 112% increase from baseline data from Dec. 1 to Dec. 20 (155 million app downloads per day). Flurry says that the 328 million downloads was a record day, “besting that of any previous day in history.” Christmas Day also saw a bounty of tablets under the tree. Dec. 25 saw 51% of all device activations go towards new slates. Flurry notes that the iPad, iPad Mini and Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-inch were the big winners this year. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement It is interesting to note when people starting downloading apps on Dec. 25. If you household is anything like mine, then we wake up around 8 a.m. and start opening presents (oddly enough, no tablets or smartphones were given among my family this year, an extreme rarity). That means that we were nearly done with presents by 9:30 a.m., which means we would be playing with our gifts by about 10 a.m. Flurry charted app download volumes throughout Dec. 25 and found that downloads peaked around 10 a.m. on Dec. 25 and held steady at that highpoint for the next eleven hours or so, as the next chart illustrates. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … These may seem like impressive numbers, but the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the busiest of the year for app downloads. Smart app publishers got their apps (and marketing plans and in-app purchases/discounts) in to the iOS App Store and Google Play the week before Christmas. That is especially important for iOS, as Apple locks down the App Store for a week every Christmas, this year starting on Dec. 21. What apps did you download this holiday season? Let us know in the comments. Top image courtesy Shutterstock Tags:#analytics#Android#apps#iOS#mobile dan rowinski The holiday season is important to the mobile app economy, like it is for so many other industries. Yet, unlike retail businesses or the service economy that benefits in the weeks preceding Christmas Day, December 25th is perhaps the busiest day of the year for app developers. It makes sense. People get new smartphones and tablets as gifts, activate them and start downloading apps. 2012 proved no different. Mobile analytics company Flurry estimates that 17.4 million iOS and Android devices were activated on Dec. 25, 2012. For comparison, the period between Dec. 1 and Dec. 20 saw four million iOS and Android activations per day. Activations on Christmas represented a 332% increase from the first three weeks of December. Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
brian proffitt Tags:#Big Data#cloud computing#small business 2013 is going to be a 12 full months of hype surrounding the Big Data craze, with tantalizing tales of e-commerce analytics that will move beyond predicting pregnancies to doing something really cool: like figuring out the Last Twinkie Ever Bought.As the hype continues, smug enterprise IT departments will whip out their thick wallets and plunk down serious coin for multi-cluster hybrid cloud Hadoop systems that can figure out the worldwide effects of a butterfly wings’ flapping before brunch and knock out the Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything before afternoon tea rolls past.Meanwhile, poor and tattered small business IT managers will look enviously on this feast of big data as they huddle out in the cold, shivering as they wrap themselves in tiny spreadsheets and Quickbook invoices.Big Data Doesn’t Have To Be That WayIts easy to get that impression when thinking about Big Data, but the reality can be far different: While enterprise-level datasets can be costly and difficult to manage, there’s no reason analytical and visualization techniques can’t be applied to small- to medium-sized business (SMB) datasets – on an SMB budget.Plugging small businesses into big data is not a new idea (see Intuit CEO: Big Data Can Be The “Great Equalizer”). Perhaps the most popular approach to solving the problem includes “Big-Data-as-a-Service” options.There are two large obstacles to taking on big data methodologies, according to Amit Bendov, CEO of Tel Aviv-based SiSense. The first is breaking past the barrier of cost. SAP HANA appliances, which Bendov holds up as an example of what he’s talking about, can handle about half a terabyte of data, with a price tag of $500,000. That may work for the enterprise, but is nowhere near realistic at the small business level.The second obstacle is the notion of complexity: Right now, the impression is that you have to have full-blown data-scientist talent on the payroll in order to figure out your own data. That’s hogwash: “I know my business very well,” Bendov said. “I don’t need statistical languages to figure out what the data means. I just need to see the data.”SiSense Tries To Solve The ProblemBendov’s company is in the business of making that happen. Working with a customer’s existing data stores, SiSense will pull the data into a columnar database that’s either hosted by SiSense or held locally by the company. Customers can then use whatever tools with which they’re familiar – from Excel spreadsheets to SQL-based databases – to mine the data for the information they’re seeking.General-purpose hosted data services like SiSense or sector-oriented vendors like LeisureLink in the hospitality industry represent a new front in the Big Data cycle: taking the expense and complexity down several levels so smaller businesses can get at least some of the benefits of data analytics without the pain.It’s not a bad idea: by acting as the middle man to handle the hard parts of Big Data management, these vendors are essentially running Big Data co-ops.But there are risks with this approach. While SiSense has a local-hosted option, some vendors do not… so you’ll need to decide where your comfort zone is with storing critical company data in the cloud. You will also need to decide if your data actually has enough value to recoup whatever costs you will have to outlay if you work with these vendors. That’s a bit of a Catch-22 for many smaller companies, since you may not know your data’s value until you can pull it together and mine it for useful information.The best option is to shop around with various vendors, perhaps carrying in a subset of your data and seeing what can be done with it – and at what cost. Perhaps most importantly, this can also give you a sense of how much of a learning curve will be involved in getting up to speed with a new service.Big Data options are out there for businesses of all sizes, just be sure you understand the benefits versus the risks.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
LondonCapital drawsWhen Pierre Koffmann hung up his apron a few years ago there was such outpouring of grief. But the pull of the restaurant business must have been just too much. At Koffmanna’s (The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge; 020 7235 1010) there is nothing of the razzmatazz of his earlier Michelin fame. Instead it is a mix of brasserie and restaurant but the flavours are intact, be it mashed potatoes or lamb shanks. London is so cosmopolitan that nobody bats an eyelid on finding an Indian deity. So Ganapati (38, Holly Grove; 020 7277 2928) is par for the course. But those expecting pan Indian will be tripped up here: Ganapati serves only South Indian, and authentic at that. There should be no doubt what Sushi of Shiori (144 Drummond Street; 020 7388 9962) specialises in, though there are hardly any such restaurants in London. The restaurant dishes up the usual but fabulously delicious range of sushis, but the novelty is also the tasting menu–omakase–which is tailored to the amount you want to pay.For those who adored the TV series Yes, Prime Minister, here’s its stage adaptation (Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue; 0844 482 5130). The drama version deals, in keeping with the current global scenario, a financial meltdown. But what is comic is that the PM and his cabinet secretary have to seek the help of dubious allies which brings with its delicious comic capers. The play runs through mid January.Must seeIt has been 50 years in coming, but art connoisseurs feel it’s worth it. Titled just Gauguin (Tate Modern, Bankside; 020 7887 8888) the show depicts the legendary French artist’s stunning impressionism and creative brilliance. It features paintings and drawings sourced from all over the world depicting such diverse and colourful themes as women in Tahiti and landscapes of Brittany. The exhibition runs through January.New YorkBig apple, big biteSoon after World War I, artists across the world consciously shunned depiction of two-dimensional abstracted spaces, fragmented compositions, and splintered bodies and moved towards figuration, clean lines, and modelled form. Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy and Germany 1918-1936 (Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street) showcases this period with the works of Balthus, Jean Cocteau, Giorgio de Chirico, Otto Dix, Hannah Hach, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and August Sander.Tamarind Tribeca (99 Hudson Street Franklin Street, TriBeCa; 212 775 9000) is distinctively Indian, but with a an endearing twist. It dishes up food from Punjab, Goa, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Lucknow.This summer, New York has seen a sudden spurt of beer gardens. The one to look out for is Studio Square (35-33, 36th Street, Long Island City, Queens; 718 383 1001).The new food hall at Plaza Hotel (1 West 59th Street; 212 986 9260) is creating a buzz. Various stations serve pizzas, salads, meats, sushi, dumplings, fish and even a barbecue.From just handmade jewellery Gabriela de la Vega has graduated to a store in her name stocking a variety of interesting garments and knick-knacks. The store (88 South Portland Ave between Fulton St and Lafayette Ave, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, 718-858-1152) has stuff from a clutch of designers such as Pucci and Velvet.Must seeThe US president and an irreverent, rollicking musical hardly seem appropriate company, but Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Barnard B Jacobs Theatre), dealing with the 7th US President and the birth of the party, is a Wild West musical which is a lot of things at the same time: ironic, silly, smart. Opens on Broadway on October 13.DelhiMaximum delightsLobster Mac n Cheese, Trout Almondine, Thai Poon Shrimp, Lobster Tails…savour all this and much more at the October Seafood Festival at all Ruby Tuesday outlets in Delhi NCR. The restaurant also has a good collection of white and red wines to go with the menu. Timings: 12 noon to 11.30p.m.Between the 1940s and ’60s, a young woman photographer captured historical events that took place on the soil of a newly independent India on her camera. She is Homai Vyarawalla, India’s first woman press photographer. Over 100 of her images are on display at Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art (Jaipur House, India Gate; 2338 4640). Runs till October 31.Gallery Art Positive (Old MB Road, Lado Sarai; 4160 2545) pays tribute to the Mahatma with an exhibition of art works by Gopal Swami Khetanchi. Through oil paintings and installations the artist shows the difference between India and Bharat. Runs till October 31A ‘complete’ sports destination has come to Delhi NCR with the opening of Atlantis–The Club at Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida. From athletic track and field, lawn tennis courts, swimming pool and jogging tracks, Atlantis is all set to keep Delhi and its citizens in good shape. It also boasts a resto-cafe.The new menu at Sequel by United (Defence Colony Market; 96505 96117) includes Chicken Souvlaki, French Farmers Steak, Jheenga Lahsuni to a range of sizzlers–London Mix Meat to Barbeque Cottage Cheese.DubaiDesert stormIt surely is slated to be four days of sheer indulgence. The Dubai International Jewellery Week (Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sheikh Saeed Hall 1-3, Trade Centre Area) from October 7 to 10 has gained reputation as being among the world’s best jewellery and luxury watches showcases. This year the event is bigger and better with more than 400 exhibitors from over 20 countries.Gary Rhodes is as much an entertainer as he is a Michelin chef and he has sought to bring some of that chutzpah to Rhodes Twenty10 (Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, Dubai Marina; 04 399 5555). He dishes up exquisite salads, funky burgers such as those which omit the bun and are substituted with duck fat and foie gras, while ‘design your meal’ concept governs the main course. Dubai’s Afghan cuisine just got a fillip with the opening of Shahista (Garhoud, Dubai; 04 286 5060). Expect pakowras, mantu, kebabs and lamb qorma.Italian cuisine fans in Dubai have a new place to sink their teeth into their favourites. Dante (Grand Millennium Dubai, TECOM, 04 429 9999) is unpretentious to look at, as it its food. Try the Bucatini with Pancetta, Swordfish Carpaccio, the salads, tagliolini, prawns with pesto, while almost all the desserts are uniformly sinful. It’s called The Address (Dubai Marina, 04 436 7777) and might as well be the hottest address in town at the moment. Though the hotel has siblings elsewhere, this particular one speaks of sophistication and class, not to mention its Marina location.Hot DealWeekend offer: Special rates at Ramada Hotel on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights. With late check out and discount on meals; www.ramada dubai.comAhm’badSmall wonderSix Strings (Judges Bungalow Road, Bodakdev; 4002 6673) is a local version of Hard Rock Cafe, but with a charm and elegance all its own. Rock legends stare down from the walls while there’s thumping music and a menu which is mostly Italian and Continental.The tag line for Delizio (Sanidhya A, Anandnagar, Satellite, 4032 4031) should set even the most fussy eater at ease. Mom approved food is what it reads. It is a vegetarian place with exotic items on offers–Australian garlic bread, stuffed mushrooms and Tiramisu Shake. At the curiously named Veni Vichi Restaurant (Ognaj Cross Road, Sardar Patel Ring Road; 90999 31999) the accent is all about having a meal in a lovely setting. There’s outdoor garden seating which fronts a mini lake with a fountain.advertisementadvertisement