first_imgStudent Senate met in LaFortune Student Center on Wednesday night to discuss potential issues with the revised O’SNAP program and possible future budget cuts.“I think there’s been some concern about the ways that SafeWalk and O’SNAP are being utilized. … There have been some issues with dispatching SafeWalk; I know it’s not an isolated thing,” St. Edward’s Hall senator and sophomore Jake Wittenberg said. “There have been a few issues with dispatching and a little clarification that we could take back to dorms, or some discussion on the procedures and efficiency of the program would be helpful.”While the topic will not enter into a formal discussion for a few weeks, other senators shared similar sentiments.“I feel like there’s been some discrimination with size and gender,” Keenan Hall senator and junior Ryan Rizzuto said. “… A few weeks ago, I called, and I had to keep belaboring a point that I was concerned for a girl who was very intoxicated.”Rizzuto also said he experienced an issue several weeks ago when he called to be picked up with a few of his friends. He was told there was no danger or reason for O’SNAP to pick them up if it was a group of six or more.“I don’t think they have any right to do that,” Rizzuto said. “If O’SNAP is a shuttle service, then we really need to hone in that message to the student body and figure out why it’s harder to be picked up if you’re a guy than a girl.”Student body vice president and senior Matthew Devine brought up the issue of newspaper subscription and distribution on campus.According to Devine, the University currently spends about $50,000 on newspaper subscriptions annually, but only about 100-150 papers are actually picked up per day.“I think we need to reassess,” Devine said. “… We’re looking to see if we can do individual subscriptions, but that doesn’t necessarily stay true to the purpose of making it available to everyone.”Alumni Hall senator and sophomore Scott Moore proposed potentially decreasing the order, if possible.“If we can’t get a smaller quantity, I’d rather see it disbanded,” Moore said.The Senate will continue the conversation on the topic throughout the remainder of the semester, ultimately deciding whether to keep all of the subscriptions for the 2015-2016 school year.“It’s going to be contentious, whatever the decision is, so we’re trying to make sure we get the most comprehensive thoughts from everyone,” Devine said.The Senate also unanimously passed a resolution moving Off Campus Council elections to the third week of April, as opposed to April 1.“The purpose behind this is essentially is that there can’t be a comprehensive list of all the students living off campus in about mid-February, when we’re asked for one, which makes it hard to have elections,” Judicial Council president and off-campus senior Kathryn Peruski said.Tags: ND student senate, Notre Dame Senate, Senate, student senatelast_img read more

first_imgGORHAM — Sophomore Tim Bryant (Peterborough, NH) scored three goals in the fourth quarter as the University of Southern Maine came back from a two-goal deficit to defeat Maine Maritime Academy, 12-10, in a non-conference men’s lacrosse game Thursday afternoon at Hodgdon Field.The win was the second straight for the Huskies and improves their overall record to 7-5. The Mariners dropped their second straight to slip to 6-3 overall.Christopher Keiley (Holliston, MA) shared the game-high scoring honors, matching Kayle Hamilton (Buxton) with four goals and one assist. Garrett Lake (Farmington) finished with three goals and one assist. Freshman Nick Lund (Alfred) chipped in a goal and one assist. Freshman goalie Daniel Redmond (Westbrook) had a spectacular game making 25 saves.Maine Maritime will play a North Atlantic Conference game at Emerson College on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin Latest Posts This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

first_imgBlack Stars head coach, C.K. Akonnor, insists that Asamoah Gyan is part of his plans and ideas for the national team going forward.Gyan has not played for the Black Stars since the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt and following his exclusion from the 23-man team named to face Sudan this month, there has been speculation that the North East United striker has quit the national team.However, Akonnor says he has not had any indication of Gyan’s retirement and the player is still with the national team.“The last time I checked, Asamoah Gyan had not retired from the national team. He remains the general captain of the team.I had a chat with him at the Accra Sports Stadium when Kotoko took on Bechem United (in the Ghana Premier League) and he never told me that he had retired or that he did not want to no longer play for the team.So, I consider to be part of the team.”It is likely Gyan could get back into the team especially as Akonnor stated that the players who had missed the Sudan ties were not totally out of his future plans.What does Gyan make of Akonnor?The player has been complimentary of his newest coach in the Black Stars. In an exclusive interview with, Gyan stated how highly he rated Akonnor and he was of the opinion that he would a lot of support from all the stakeholders if the Black Stars will be hugely successful under the former Wolfsburg captain.“CK [Akonnor] is a good coach. Although he coached the local teams here, I didn’t see him that much until the Black Stars played a friendly game against Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.I saw his tactics, I saw how he arranged players, I saw his IQ, I saw something in him. After the game, I went to him and I told him he can be a very good coach. And lo and behold he is a coach of the national team.I’m not saying he is the best coach but he is a good coach and I think if we give him the confidence and we give him what he wants, definitely I’m sure he is going to do well.”last_img read more

first_imgFacebook35Tweet0Pin0Olympia, WA: On Saturday, July 28, 2012, the Junior League of Olympia will be hosting the 2nd annual Touch-a-Truck fundraiser at South Sound Center in Lacey, Washington. The fundraiser offers children of all ages a hands-on opportunity to climb on and explore a huey helicopter, firetruck, SWAT vehicle, race car, excavator, limo and many more in addition to meeting the people who build, protect, and serve Thurston County.The fundraiser starts at 10 am and ends at 4 pm. and includes live entertainment for the whole family with a magician, K-9 and Jaws of Life demonstrations, local bands, and fair atmosphere with food, games, face painting and more. Admission is $5 per person; children 2 and under are admitted for free. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Olympia’s efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect in our community. For more information, please visit read more

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Charter CollegeKylie Mellott is the face of the Charter College Lacey campus. As the Campus Support Specialist, she’s the first person you see when you walk in, but her involvement doesn’t end with greeting you.She’s there to answer questions, set up tours, connect potential students with admissions representatives and so much more.“She’s the go-to person for students for just about anything they need, whether it’s getting them their scrubs or setting them up with financial aid representatives,” said Campus President Dr. Bruce Higdon.Founded in 1985, Charter College is a private, independent institution of higher education that emphasizes a new direction for education. Charter College is not a liberal arts college or university. Instead, Charter College takes the best elements from each of these respected educational institutions to create a unique and innovative experience that meets its students’ individual needs.Conveniently located at 4520 Lacey Blvd SE, Suite 40, Charter College Lacey offers programs designed to give students the skills they need to begin a career in the growing health care industry. It currently offers certificate programs in medical assistant (MA) and pharmacy technician.Mellott has been with Charter College Lacey for six months, since returning to Washington from Alaska, where her husband Kyle was stationed with the United States Army. When he was discharged, they both knew they wanted to return home to Lacey, along with their four-year-old daughter Bonnie.Mellott is trained as a mental health technician and worked in that field while in Alaska, but she quickly figured out she wasn’t cut out for it and is now pursuing her master’s degree in education.“I had always said I would be a student forever if I could,” she laughs. “So I did some soul-searching and realized education is where I’m happiest so that’s what I’m doing.”There are some similarities in the fields as Mellott sees her role as helping students become a better version of themselves, whatever that might look like.Mellott says she loves working with her Charter College team, who all have a similar goal. “We have such a great team of people, all of whom are understanding and focused on our students,” she says.In case she was having any doubts about her career path change, they were diminished when she attended her first graduation in May. “It was so amazing, feeling that energy and seeing the students getting ready to start their new journeys,” she said. “Their lives are being changed through education and that is very powerful.”In addition to Washington, there are Charter College campuses in California, Alaska and Montana; Charter Institute a division of Charter College in New Mexico; and online programs. For more information, visit read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: Ingimage/AFPAdvertisement ga38lNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbcacaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Esik4v4h( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4gmWould you ever consider trying this?😱Can your students do this? 🌚5bhvRoller skating! Powered by Firework Sports Authority of India (SAI) has decided to lengthen the contracts of 32 foreign coaches until next year, so the athletes continue to receive their training uninterrupted until the Tokyo Olympics next year.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Ingimage/AFPThe novel Coronavirus pandemic caused the postponement of 2020 Olympics for the first time since the Second World War. Originally scheduled to take place between 24 July and 9 August this year, the Tokyo Olympics have now been pushed back a whole year.Postponing the Olympics has been the reason of a huge disruption in the training schedule for the athletes of the country. Meanwhile, the contracts of the 32 foreign coaches in 11 disciplines were supposed to end this September.Advertisement To ensure that the athletes can continue receiving mentorship under the same coaches, SAI has now extended all of their contracts until 30th September, 2021, well before the Olympic Games which will take place from 23rd July to 8th August, followed by the Paralympics which is scheduled from 24th August to 5th September next year.“The postponement of Tokyo Olympics by a year makes it imperative that the same coaches be retained so that athletes are not disadvantaged in any way,” Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju worded in on the decision.Advertisement “A new coach takes time to understand an athlete and the athlete needs time to understand the training process of a coach. We don’t have that kind of time now,” he added.The interim extension of the coaches has come in the wake of Rijiju’s decision to hire both Indian and foreign national coaches for a period of at least four years or a full Olympic cycle.“This decision is part of India’s long-term roadmap for Olympic preparation for 2024 and 2028. I am confident our athletes will benefit from this,” Rijiju said back in Early July, while also adding that the decision will be beneficial for both the 2022 Asian Games and the World Championships in 2023.However, the four year contract will be reviewed annually by the respective NSFs, and any further extension will be taken into consideration on the basis of the performance of the coaches.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-WADA slaps 6 month ban on India’s National Dope Testing Lab for disregarding best practicesIceland cricket in disarray due to shortage of kits! Advertisementlast_img read more