Good neighbor guide’ distributed off campus

first_imgEchoing the community relations and educational aspects of the student government’s beND campaign, Senior Class Council has concentrated on informing off-campus seniors how to throw smart and safe parties and avoid conflict with neighbors and police.  In addition to a recent presentation by C.L. Lindsay, a panel with ResLife and NDSP and emails sent out by student government, senior class council has distributed “Good Neighbor Guides.” Senior Class Council president Kate Clitheroe said the pamphlets were another step in the ongoing process of helping seniors minimize the risks of socializing off-campus and improving community relations. “Most of the information we already tried to synthesize in emails we sent to seniors,” Clitheroe said. “Things like keeping the noise down, putting the ‘no drinking under 21′ signs … we thought those things were pertinent.” While the guides contained a wide range of information about off-campus living in general, Clitheroe said she thinks the tips on keeping friendly relations with neighbors were especially important. “The info that was most important to seniors were the tips for having good relationships with your neighbors,” she said. “We’ve talked to the police about this. The number one reason they come to a party is not because they’re driving by, but because they’ve gotten a call from a neighbor.” Clitheroe said she thinks the guides contributed to the recent drop in citations and arrests for underage drinking. “I would say it’s definitely a combination of the guides with emails and most importantly word of mouth,” she said. “[Seniors] have actually been doing those things. … We’ve been to parties where people have told us they’ve talked to their neighbors.” One such student is Kent Liederbach, a junior living off campus. While Liederbach did not reach out to his neighbors until after he ran into problems, he said doing so made all the difference in his relationship with them. “We had a party that got way too loud, so I had to go over and apologize, I gave them a name and number. … They’re okay with giving me a second chance,” Liederbach said. “A lot of it is just taking responsibility for what happened and for what students are doing at our parties. … We have a great relationship with them now.” Liederbach contacted other neighbors as well, whom he believes were initially hesitant due to the reputation left by students of years past. “They’ve been very receptive since then,” he said. “I think students in the past were really crazy.” “I think they had judged us based on previous students,” Liederbach’s housemate, James Uricheck, said. Liederbach said he would encourage other students living off campus to contact their neighbors if they haven’t done so already. “Be proactive, tell them ahead of time if there’s going to be a party. … Make sure they have your number, say ‘If there is a problem I’d appreciate you calling me before you call the cops,’” Liderbach said. “I’ve actually gone over to my neighbors and had long conversations with them. Try to get to know them, find common ground. …They’ll be more willing to work with you.”last_img read more

Bill to stop forced marriages has unanimous support

first_imgNewsHub 8 June 2017Family First Comment: This law change makes sense. But it’s interesting that a 16-17 year old needs help when deciding to marry, but doesn’t need any help when having an abortion!A Bill that protects teenagers from being forced into marriage has passed its first reading with unanimous support, and is on its way to becoming law.When it is in law, 16 and 17-year-olds who want to marry will have to apply to the Family Court and a judge must grant permission.The marriageable age is 18 and marriage under 16 is illegal.However, 16 and 17-year-olds can marry with parental consent. It happens on average about 80 times a year.Ms Hayes said forced marriage occurred in New Zealand, and young women were often brought into the country for that purpose.“There’s no doubt it’s a horrific cultural practise,” she said.“Forced marriage, child marriage, sickens me and we have to stop it happening in New Zealand.”The Bill defines a forced marriage as one where one or both of the people do not or cannot consent to the marriage.“The pressure put on people to marry against their will can be physical or emotional and psychological,” the Bill states.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2017/06/bill-to-stop-forced-marriages-has-unanimous-support.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Traffic stop leads to car theft charge

first_imgNorth Vernon, IN—The North Vernon Police Department arrested Dustin Stump, 36,  and Matthew Farlin, 33, both of Michigan, on Tuesday after they fled from a traffic stop and abandoned the stolen vehicle they were in.NVPD noticed a Jeep Cherokee with an equipment violation and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. When police made contact with the driver, the suspects supposedly sped away. Officers chased them and eventually located both men as they were running across a street. The duo was stopped and detained. Items in their possession allegedly linked them to the jeep which had been reported stolen from Michigan.The Jeep had damage to the steering column and had a bottle of what appeared to be bottled urine, a misdemeanor in Indiana. Stump and Farlin were arrested on multiple preliminary charges including allegations of resisting law enforcement, possession of a stolen vehicle, and criminal mischief.last_img read more

EPL: Red Devils, Wolves light up Old Trafford

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Man U vs. Wolves Venue: Old Trafford Kick off: 6:30PMManchester United will be looking to return to winning ways in the Premier League when they welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Old Trafford in today’s late kickoff. Both United and Wolves have collected 34 points from their 24 league matches this season, but the Red Devils are fifth in the table on goal difference, while Wolves are behind Tottenham Hotspur in seventh. In all honesty, a total of 34 points from 24 matches should not be enough for a potential top-four challenge at this stage of the campaign, but United is not entirely out of the race for the final Champions League spot despite enduring an inconsistent season. Indeed, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is only six points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, although they are just three points above of ninth-placed Southampton, which is an indication of what type of season it has been. The 20-time English champions have actually lost their last two in the Premier League, suffering a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool on January 19 before losing by the same scoreline at home to Burnley three days later. Solskjaer’s side did triumph in the FA Cup with a 6-0 win over Tranmere Rovers last weekend, though, before beating Manchester City 1-0 at the Etihad Stadium in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night. The victory over the English champions was not enough to progress to the final of the competition, though, as Pep Guardiola’s team triumphed 3-2 on aggregate to ensure that they would play for another League Cup title. A lot has been made of United’s lack of options in the final third of the field, but the Red Devils announced the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon on Thursday. The Portugal international underwent a medical with the club before signing on the dotted line and should be involved this weekend. Jesse Lingard, Andreas Pereira and Juan Mata have all struggled to contribute in the number 10 position this season, but Fernandes has managed 15 goals and 14 assists in 28 appearances at club level this term. The 25-year-old might well need time to make his mark in England, though, and at the time of writing, the club have still not signed a new striker despite a host of speculation. In terms of what is ahead for Solskjaer’s side, they will follow this weekend’s clash with a trip to Chelsea in the Premier League on February 17, and there is a chance that the likes of Paul Pogba and Axel Tuanzebe could be available for the match at Stamford Bridge after the 16-day break. United also have a two-legged Europa League knockout clash with Club Brugge to come before the end of the February, in addition to a home game against Watford in the Premier League. The Red Devils cannot afford to look past Saturday’s clash with Wolves, though, as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side will also feel that they are capable of challenging for a top-four finish in the final months. Only Manchester City (5) and Liverpool (0) have lost fewer Premier League matches than Wolves (6) this season, although 10 draws from 24 matches sees them sit seventh rather than higher up the table. Having started their Europa League campaign for the 2019-20 season back in July, Wolves have played an awful lot of matches this season. Like United, they have progressed to the first knockout round and will face La Liga outfit Espanyol over two legs before the end of February. Despite the praise that has come Wolves’s way this season, they have actually only won one of their last five in the Premier League, losing twice to Liverpool and also away to Watford in recent weeks. The former Championship winners suffered a 2-1 home loss to Liverpool in their last league match on January 23, and they have not actually played since then having been knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round courtesy of a 1-0 loss at Old Trafford on January 15. Wolves held United to a 1-1 draw when the pair met in the Premier League earlier this season, while they recorded a 2-1 victory against the Red Devils in April 2019. Somewhat surprisingly, not since March 2012 have United actually beaten Wolves in the Premier League. Having had last weekend off, Wolves should be fresh for Saturday’s contest, while it will be 13 days until they play again as they return to Molineux to take on Leicester City on February 14. A number of players have once again impressed for the club this season, but Raul Jimenez has managed 11 Premier League goals thus far, while Adama Traore, who has five goals and 10 assists in all competitions, has also enjoyed a fine campaign for Nuno’s side. Having already triumphed in Manchester this season away to the reigning champions, Wolves will be full of confidence. United, though, will be determined to bounce back from their disappointing performance against Burnley and should be able to hand a debut to one of the most exciting attacking midfielders in Europe. Man United possible XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, Fred, Andreas, James, Fernandes, Mata, Martial. Wolves possible XI: Patricio, Dendoncker, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Moutinho, Neves, Jonny, Traore, Jimenez, Neto.Tags: Manchester UnitedOld TraffordOle Gunnar SolskjaerRed Devilslast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgRussell Henley, Wyndham Clark, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Harold Varner III and Adam Schenk are tied for second at 4 under.Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Jason Day and Bryson DeChambeau are in the mix at 3 under.Tiger Woods eagled his first hole and added two birdies on his opening front nine, but he closed with a bogey to fall to 2 under.LPGA-WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPENEwart Shadoff leads Women’s Australian Open ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Jodi Ewart Shadoff has shot a 7-under 66 to take the lead in the first round of the Women’s Australian Open.Ewart Shadoff had seven birdies in her round of 66 at Royal Adelaide, giving her a one-stroke edge over U.S. Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 and Inbee Park. Marina Alex, Amy Olson and Jillian Hollis were tied for fourth with 68s and defending champion Nelly Korda is three off the pace.TOKYO OLYMPICS-VIRUSTokyo, IOC officials reiterate that the Olympics are onTOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers are reiterating that the 2020 Games will not be waylaid by the virus spreading from neighboring China. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSAstros’ Bregman, Altuve apologize for sign-stealing schemeUNDATED (AP) — Houston Astros infielders Alex Bregman and José Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) have apologized on behalf of the ballclub for its sign-stealing scheme that was investigated and punished by Major League Baseball. The President will serve as grand marshal and give the command for drivers to start their engines. He’s the first sitting president since George W. Bush in 2004 to attend the race.The Federal Aviation Administration issued a flight restriction for Sunday. The U.S. Secret Service also tweeted to fans that drones are prohibited within 30 miles of the race in Daytona Beach, a restriction put in place for presidential visits. — Vladislav Namestnikov (nah-MEHST’-nih-kahf), Nick Paul and Brady Tkachuk furnished the Senators’ goals in a 3-2 victory against the Coyotes. Marcus Hogberg handled 32 shots as Ottawa dealt Arizona to its ninth loss in 11 games.— Wayne Simmonds provided two goals while the Devils scored four times in a four-minute span of the third period to beat the Red Wings, 4-1. Andy Greene and Jesper Bratt also tallied to support Mackenzie Blackwood, who made 25 saves in winning for the fourth time in five games.NASCAR-DUEL RACESLogano takes opening duel raceDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Joey Logano has won the first qualifying race for the Daytona 500 for the second consecutive year. UNDATED (AP) — The NBA has fined Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul George $35,000 for critical comments toward the officiating after his team’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.George pointed out the Clippers were called for eight more fouls than Philadelphia in the 76ers’ 110-103 win at home, referring to that disparity as “home-court cooking.”This is the fifth fine and stiffest financial penalty given to George for commenting on officials.In other NBA news:— Suns guard Devin Booker is headed to his first NBA All-Star Game, replacing injured Trail Blazers backcourt ace Damian Lillard. Booker was chosen by Commissioner Adam Silver after feeling snubbed by voters and coaches when he didn’t make the original list for Sunday’s game in Chicago. Lillard injured his groin on Wednesday night. Bregman said at a news conference Thursday that he is “really sorry.” Altuve said there was a full team meeting Wednesday to discuss what happened.Astros owner Jim Crane and new manager Dusty Baker — who replaced the fired AJ Hinch — also spoke at the news conference at the team’s spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida.Crane raised eyebrows when he said: “Our opinion is that this didn’t impact the game. We had a good team. We won the World Series. And we’ll leave it at that.”MLB didn’t punish any players for the cheating and Crane said the team wouldn’t, either. However, former Houston outfielder Carlos Beltran was forced out of his new job as manager of the Mets following his role in the sign-stealing process.Commissioner Rob Manfred disciplined the Astros after he found the team broke rules by using electronics to steal signs during its run to the 2017 World Series championship and again in the 2018 season. — Jennifer Hudson will be at the NBA All-Star Game to honor Kobe Bryant with her voice. The two-time Grammy winner and Oscar winner will perform just before Sunday night’s player introductions. It will be a tribute to Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven other victims of the helicopter crash that took their lives in Southern California last month.NCAA-SOUTH CAROLINA-BASKETBALLNCAA finds serious infractions committed by GamecocksCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has become the latest school to receive an NCAA notice of allegations over the federal probe into college basketball.Athletic director Ray Tanner says the school received the notice about a violation alleged to have been commited by former assistant coach Lamont Evans, who worked for coach Frank Martin for four seasons from 2015-16. Associated Press Update on the latest sports The NCAA has categorized the infraction as Level I, the most serious of its violations and what it calls a “severe breach of conduct.”Evans moved on to Oklahoma State and has admitted to accepting $22,000 in bribes as a college assistant to connect players with runner Christian Dawkins and others hoping to represent them after college. Evans was sentenced this past June to three months in prison.NHL-SCHEDULEUNDATED (AP) — Yanni Gourde (YAH’-nee gohrd) has scored again after going 35 consecutive games without a goal.Gourde has a two-game goal streak after providing a short-handed tally in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s ninth straight win, 3-1 over the Edmonton Oilers. The goal broke a 1-1 tie in the second period and sent the Bolts to their 10th consecutive home win. February 13, 2020 In other MLB news:— Diamondbacks right-handed pitcher Mike Leake has a fracture on his non-throwing wrist but still hopes to be ready for the beginning of the regular season. The 32-year-old Leake had an MRI on Wednesday and said it revealed an old fracture that was aggravated by a fall while he was chasing his dog.— Major league teams improved to 5-1 in salary arbitration this year when the Red Sox beat pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez Thursday. He will earn $8.3 million rather than his request for $8,975,000. The right-hander was a career-best 19-6 with a 3.81 ERA in 34 starts last season, when he made $4,325,000.— Boston manager Ron Roenicke (REHN’-ih-kee) says injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia won’t report to spring training with the rest of the position players next week. Pedroia has played in just nine games the last two seasons while trying to recover from an injury he sustained in May of 2017 when Baltimore’s Manny Machado slid spikes-high into his knee.— The Dodgers have agreed to pay pitcher Kenta Maeda’s (mah-EH’-dah) a $1 million assignment bonus as part of his trade to the Twins. Los Angeles also agreed to pay the Twins $3 million to cover part of Maeda’s salary and reimburse Minnesota for up to $7 million of his earned bonuses, according to information obtained by The Associated Press. — Right-handed pitcher Taijuan Walker says he is fully recovered and excited to be back with his original team, the Seattle Mariners. Walker has appeared in only four games since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April 2018 and a shoulder injury last May.— Right-hander Brad Boxberger and utilityman Sean Rodriguez have agreed to terms on minor league deals with the Marlins that include invitations to spring training. Boxberger went 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA for the Royals last year. Rodriguez batted .223 in 76 games for the 2019 Phillies.— Free agent outfielder Jarrod Dyson has finalized a $2 million deal with the Pirates. Dyson hit .230 with seven home runs and 27 RBIs in 130 games with the Diamondbacks last season.NBA-NEWSClippers’ Paul George fined $35,000 for criticizing refs Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped 29 shots and improved to 18-0-2 in his past 20 starts. Pat Maroon and Cedric Paquette also scored for the Lightning, who won despite playing without top two scorers Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov.Elsewhere on NHL ice:— The Flyers rolled to a 6-2 win over the Panthers as James van Riemsdyk (REEMZ’-dyk) had a goal and two assists. Carter Hart made 26 saves for his first road win in eight games, helping Philadelphia improve to 9-3-1 in its last 13 games.— Tyler Seguin (SAY’-gihn) snapped a 17-game goal drought and Ben Bishop made 27 saves in the Stars’ 3-2 victory over the Maple Leafs. Denis Gurianov (gur-ee-AH’-nahv) and Radek Faksa (FAK’-sah) also scored to help Dallas earn its third straight win.— Victor Olofsson’s second goal of the night was the game-winner as the Sabres downed the Blue Jackets, 4-3 in overtime. Jack Eichel (EYE’-kul) ended his five-game goal drought and had two assists after Columbus took a 2-0 lead. Logano led 19 laps in the No. 22 Ford for Team Penske in Thursday night’s 60-lap qualifying race that sets the field for the Daytona 500. He will start from the second row in Sunday’s season opener.PGA-RIVIERAKuchar leads at RivieraLOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kuchar (KOO’-chur) is the leader through one round of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles.Kuchar birdied his first two holes and never let up until in a 7-under 64 that gave him a three-stroke lead. Organizing committee president Yoshiro Mori says he wants to make it clear again that “we are not considering a cancellation or postponement of the games.”The coronavirus has wiped out track meets, golf tournaments, soccer matches and almost all sports in China. It is also keeping Chinese athletes from traveling to qualify.TRUMP-DAYTONA 500Trump to attend Daytona 500WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House spokesman has confirmed that President Donald Trump will attend NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500. He is scheduled to spend part of the Presidents Day weekend at his private club in Palm Beach, Florida.last_img read more