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_imgChamplain Cable Corp,Champlain Cable Corporation of Colchester, Vermont announces the release of its newest product line, EXAR(R) XLE. XLE product technology combines flexibility of an elastomer and the toughness of an XLPE insulation.It is important to note that, according to a recent news release issued on the DuPont Performance Elastomers website, Hypalon(R) will “cease production” and “exit the business.” XLE fills this void and is technically superior to Hypalon(R) in most wire and cable applications.EXAR XLE is approved by UL and CUL for 1000 volts and 105 degrees Celsius ratings per UL style sheet 3657. XLE is also successfully used in 150 degrees Celsius automotive applications per ISO 6722. UL has also approved XLE for multi conductor cables and has designated UL Style 21614 as a 105 degrees Celsius 1000 volt rated cable.The insulation performance properties of EXAR XLE meet or exceed those of Hypalon(R) (see product comparison data at www.champcable/ is external)). EXAR(R) XLE has a UL758 cold bend rating of -70 degrees Celsius. The abrasion resistance is more than twice the abrasion resistance of Hypalon(R). EXAR XLE has excellent oil resistance. EXAR XLE passes 45 degree angle flame tests in accordance with IS0 6722. XLE has excellent dielectric properties and allows for thinner insulation wall thickness resulting in less weight, less space, and better heat dissipation.The flexibility of EXAR XLE is excellent and compares to most elastomeric insulations. EXAR XLE is available in a wide variety of bright colors. The thinner insulation walls and increased flexibility make EXAR XLE an excellent choice for applications including but not limited to motor leadwire, back panel wiring, automotive cables as well as cable jacket insulations. EXAR XLE is targeting the Mining, Electrical Controls, Motor, and Battery markets throughout the world.”EXAR XLE is the result of extremely precise product and application research. The introduction of this primary and jacket insulation comes at a time when the worldwide supply of Hypalon(R) will either cease or will be severely limited in the very near future,” stated Dr. Koksal Tonyali , Champlain’s Vice President of Technology.About Champlain Cable CorporationChamplain Cable Corporation is the premier designer and manufacturer of high performance wire and cable. We provide unparalleled service, quality, and engineering support through our decades of experience in providing solutions for application and processing problems. Our focus has always been on quality. Champlain Cable isTS16949 certified, ISO14001 certified, and RoHS / REACH compliant, providing excellent support for Automotive, Industrial and Telecommunication applications. Our research team has created many unique irradiated crosslinked compounds to support numerous challenging applications for our customers. For information on Champlain Cable Corporation’s products and services, please visit is external)COLCHESTER, Vt., May 21 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

first_img…hunting Guyhoc Park womanThe Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is on the hunt for a mother of one who attempted to ship four hammocks laced with cocaine to the United States of America.Based on information received, the woman, Tiffini Collison, 26, of Lot F 21 Samaan Street, Guyhoc Park Georgetown, reportedly used an international courier service to ship the hammocks sometime last week.However, on Thursday last, the package was intercepted by ranks of the drug enforcement unit at the Eugene F Correia International Airport during routine checks of cargo outgoing to the US.The cocaine-laced hammocksCANU, in a statement, noted that several ranks have visited the home of the suspected cocaine shipper on several occasions, but was never able to locate her. In addition, she allegedly cannot be reached by close family members or friends.The drug enforcement unit is asking anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the suspect to contact them on telephone number 226-0431.The suspect, Tiffini CollisonThere have, in the past, been attempts to smuggle cocaine out of Guyana by the most creative and innovative ways.Some attempted to do so in fish, achar, fish feed, milk powder, and in pastries among other means; and those attempts have resulted in several persons being charged, and either remanded to prison or sentenced and fined.Following the interceptions, the drug enforcement unit has boosted its surveillance at Guyana’s main ports of entry, including the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, the Eugene F Correia International Airport, and the wharves.With new measures in place, would-be cocaine traffickers are finding more creative ways to ship the narcotic out of Guyana — a country categorised as a major trans-shipment point.last_img read more