While many students choose to go out to celebrate after football games, some prefer to stay on campus. To accommodate those students, Saint Mary’s continues to offer Fifth Quarter events — on-campus activities intended to engage the College community after Notre Dame athletic events.The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) — including director Gloria Jenkins and staff assistant Kaitlyn Stankiewicz — plan the Fifth Quarter events.Senior resident advisor Alyssa Rogers said she helped plan and lead several Fifth Quarter events this year to ensure the events cater to students’ needs and interests. Successful activities so far have included a movie viewing, a spa activity and trivia night, since they established a comfortable atmosphere in which students can bond, she said.“I chose [to help with] Fifth Quarter because I enjoy planning events and meeting new people on campus,” Rogers said.Rogers said Fifth Quarter events were originally intended to encourage students to stay on campus after football games, but now they have become a great alternative for students who do not like to go to the games at all.“I personally think that the events are a nice alternative to the game if you aren’t interested in football or just feel like taking a weekend off,” Rogers said. “They help build community among students on our campus, are a great way to meet new people and the actual activities are really fun this year.”Stankiewicz said this year OSI also received help from Le Mans hall director Nicole Hundt since planning Fifth Quarter events is a team effort. The events encourage a variety of ways for students to celebrate a Notre Dame victory, she said.“Not everyone is interested in the party scene or going out after the Notre Dame football games,” Stankiewicz said in an email. “And even those who do like to go out come to Fifth Quarter events because they want a fun activity on campus and they want to do something different. This benefits students because it gives them a diverse offering of events in an alcohol free safe environment.”There was also a Fifth Quarter event during freshmen orientation to provide students an alternative to Domerfest, Rogers said.“We decorated little pots and planted succulents,” Rogers said. “We also did some henna tattoos. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much interested in the event because everyone went to Domerfest. But I think it would be really successful as a Fifth Quarter event for next year.”The events garnered a solid turnout so far this year, Stankiewicz said.“Our SMC trivia event had about 25 people,” Stankiewicz said.In the spring, OSI hosts similar events called Overtime after basketball games, and ideas for this spring include boxing classes, meditation and massages, Stankiewicz said. Fifth Quarter events have been a tradition at Saint Mary’s, and Stankiewicz said OSI is pleased with the positive reception the events have received this year.Tags: Fifth Quarter, Notre Dame football, Office of Student Involvement, OSI
Amendments to the juvenile procedure rules The Florida Bar’s Juvenile Court Rules Committee has submitted to the Florida Supreme Court an out-of-cycle report proposing amendments to Florida Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.255, General Provisions for Hearings. The proposed amendments are intended to ensure that the child has a meaningful opportunity to be present at all hearings in dependency cases. The court invites all interested persons to comment on the committee’s proposed amendments, which are reproduced in full below, as well as online at www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/proposed.shtml. An original and nine paper copies of all comments must be filed with the court on or before January 3, 2011, with a certificate of service verifying that a copy has been served on William W. Booth, Committee Chair, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 423 Fern Street, Suite 200, West Palm Beach 33401-5839, as well as a separate request for oral argument if the person filing the comment wishes to participate in oral argument, which may be scheduled in this case. The committee chair has until January 24, 2011, to file a response to any comments filed with the court. Electronic copies of all comments also must be filed in accordance with the court’s administrative order In re Mandatory Submission of Electronic Copies of Documents, Fla. Admin. Order No. AOSC04-84 (Sept. 13, 2004). IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA Amendments to the juvenile procedure rules December 1, 2010 Notices IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO FLORIDA RULE OF JUVENILE PROCEDURE 8.255, CASE NO. SC10-2010 RULE 8.255. GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR HEARINGS (a) [No Change] (b) Presence of Child. (1) The child has a right to be present at the all hearing s unless the court finds that the child’s mental or physical condition or age is such that a court appearance is not in the best interest of the child. (2) If a child is not present at a hearing, the court shall inquire and determine the reason for the absence of the child. The court shall determine whether it is in the best interest of the child to conduct the hearing without the presence of the child or to continue the hearing to provide the child an opportunity to be present at the hearing. (3) Any party may file a motion to require or excuse the presence of the child. (c) – (h) Committee Notes [No Change]
Gophers fall to Syracuse 21-17Jerry Kill returned to the sideline for the second half Jack SatzingerDecember 27, 2013Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint The last time Minnesota played in the Texas Bowl, it squandered a late fourth quarter lead to lose by single digits.History repeated itself Friday night when the Gophers (8-5, 4-4 Big Ten) lost to Syracuse (7-6, 4-4 ACC) 21-17.Minnesota entered the fourth quarter trailing 14-3, but got its passing attack going behind Mitch Leidner who replaced Philip Nelson at quarterback early on.Leidner threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Maxx Williams, his roommate, to kick off the final quarter. It narrowed Syracuse’s lead to 14-9 after Minnesota failed to score on a two-point conversion.Minnesota’s defense forced Syracuse to go three-and-out, and then Leidner flashed his arm strength. After a play-action fake, he threw a 55-yard strike to true freshman receiver Drew Wolitarsky that resulted in a touchdown. Minnesota converted for two points to take a 17-14 lead.That advantage still existed with 1:47 left in the game. It was quickly wiped away.A huge punt return for Syracuse gave the Orange the ball on Minnesota’s 14-yard line. Syracuse quarterback Terrel Hunt rushed for a 12-yard touchdown to give the Orange the lead with just over a minute remaining.After the Gophers had driven to the middle of the field, Leidner threw a deep pass to the end zone intended for Wolitarsky.The ball went through his hands as the Gophers watched a late fourth quarter bowl game lead slip away for the second-straight season.
The Telegraph:US psychologists found that while traumatic experiences such as assault, bereavement or natural disaster can be extremely damaging, smaller amounts of trauma may help people develop resilience. “Everybody’s heard the aphorism ‘whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ ” Mark Seery, a researcher at the University at Buffalo, said. “But in psychology, a lot of ideas that seem like common sense aren’t supported by scientific evidence.“Indeed, a lot of solid research shows that having miserable life experiences is bad for you.“Serious events, like the death of a child or parent, a natural disaster, being physically attacked, experiencing sexual abuse, or being forcibly separated from your family, can cause psychological problems. Some research has suggested that the best way to go through life is having nothing ever happen to you.But not only is that unrealistic, it’s not necessarily healthy.”Read the full story: The Telegraph More of our Members in the Media >
A new insurer is to enter the solicitors’ professional indemnity market focusing on firms of up to five partners, the Law Society revealed today. Vision Underwriting Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Mutual Insurance Europe Limited (LMIE), which is a member of US Group Liberty Mutual Group, will be trading both on a direct basis, and online under the title Legal and Professional Insurance . The insurer has also signed a deal with the Law Society to take over Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) run-off claims. These have been transferred to Vision from Legal & Professional Claims Ltd, which was previously handling the run-off cover. SIF run-off claims are expected to take another ten years to complete, on a declining basis. SIF was the profession’s own professional indemnity provider until it was abolished in favour of an open market for insurers in 2000. The run-off work comprises claims against solicitors which relate to the time when SIF provided the PII cover. The current LPClaims staff of eight will transfer to Vision to continue handling the run-off work. Paul Kurgo, LMIE’s managing director, commercial business UK and Ireland, said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for Vision as it enters a sector of the solicitors’ market currently experiencing a growing concern about the availability of a competitive market place. ‘I am also pleased that we have been able to secure a professional and highly experienced claims team that has been recognised for the quality of its management of solicitors claims, developed over many years. ‘We aim to build upon this reputation with firms knowing that their claims are in the right hands’. Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson said: ‘The Law Society has secured an excellent result for the profession, which secures the viability of the handling of SIF run-off claims at a reasonable cost and at a time when we are working hard to keep to a minimum the overheads on solicitors. ‘I am delighted that we have been able to reach agreement with Vision Underwriting Limited and that I am also able to welcome the arrival of another insurer for solicitors.’
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Bosnia-Herzegovina: Kosice Transport of Slovakia has delivered two 1989-built Tatra KT8D5 trams to Sarajevo. Pars Sumperk and Siemens are to refurbish 37 Tatra K2 trams for Sarajevo Tramway over five years.Canada: Services began on Ottawa’s O-Train diesel light rail line on October 15, using three Class 643 Talent DMUs. Mayor Bob Chiarelli forecast that the line would be extended within five years.China: Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary Donald Tsang has approved plans for a HK$10bn tunnel to carry KCRC’s planned Sheung Shui – Lok Ma Chau branch under wetlands in Long Valley, to avoid intrusion into a wildlife sanctuary. Other projects including the Western Corridor between Yuen Long and Shenzhen are also to be accelerated.Czech Republic: Brno Transport is calling tenders for up to 20 modular low-floor trams up to 24m long with asynchronous motors and regenerative braking by 2004. They will replace K2 trams dating from the 1960s.France: Alstom inaugurated a 1·6 km light rail test track in La Rochelle on September 2. It will be used to develop innovative technologies to reduce infrastructure costs.Germany: München Transport tested a Siemens-SGP ULF tram from Wien, with a floor height of 180mm, on Line 21 last month.Great Britain: Transport for London has started public consultation for the proposed Cross River Transit light rail route linking Camden, King’s Cross, Brixton and Peckham, and for a line along Uxbridge Road in west London.Hungary: Budapest Transport inaugurated a new 18 km orbital tram route on October 2, linking Mexikói Ut with Gubacsi. Route 3 services began the next day, using former Hannover cars.Israel: Metropolitan Mass Transit System Ltd has appointed Jakes Associates to study elevated transit proposals for Tel Aviv. The work includes evaluating routes, a comparison with light rail, and the preparation of preliminary cost estimates.USA: Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District is planning a $166m replacement of the power supply and signalling equipment on the Chicago – South Shore line, to increase reliability and timekeeping. In addition, six bridges will be replaced, and high platforms installed at two stations.
Chippy is a new twin-stick bullet-hell shooter from Facepunch Studios (Rust). If you’re not sure what I mean by that then a quick look at the video or images below should give you a good idea of what to expect. The core gameplay is similar to titles such as Geometry Wars, Enter the Gungeon and Nex Machina.To stand out in this genre games really need to have their own gimmick. For Chippy the clue is in the title, as shooting at the enemies allows you to chip away at them and break huge chunks off. It’s a neat trick that adds a lot to the game and really makes you think about how to tackle each level.Watch the Chippy launch trailer below:You take control of a simple arrow shaped space ship that is moved and rotated using the left stick. The right stick is used to aim your guns which are fired by pressing or holding the right trigger. Movement is smooth and responsive which is exactly what you need in a game such as this.Each level features a large boss enemy that you need to destroy in order to progress to the next. To kill them you need to destroy their cores but before you can damage them you need to take out all their smaller guns. This is where things get interesting. You can focus your fire on the small guns or shoot through the main boss to chip bits away. Levels that at first seem impossible become easier as you work out the best way to chip away at the bosses.View some Chippy screenshots in our gallery: Credit: Facepunch Studios Credit: Facepunch Studios Credit: Facepunch Studios Credit: Facepunch Studios Credit: Facepunch Studios Credit: Facepunch Studios Destroying the guns rewards you with a choice of power-ups that come in pairs. Some of these are attack-focused allowing you to gain abilities like double shot, turrets or cannons. Other abilities are defence-focused and reward you with things like a shield or the ability to dash. When a pair of abilities appears you can only collect the first one you touch. It pays to choose the powerups that suit your playstyle or that will help you take down the current boss.To make things difficult for you the bosses flood the screen will all kinds of projectiles. This is the bullet-hell part of the game and you need to have quick reflexes and think fast about your position and movement at all times. Weaving through these can be tough and requires laser concentration but there’s a great sense of achievement each time you pull it off.Credit: Facepunch StudiosThe game is difficult right from the first level and only gets increasingly harder from there. Each attempt you make is scored based on how much of the level you beat and how quickly you did it. Your best times are ranked on the leaderboards allowing you to see how you did compared to friends and the rest of the world.If you like chasing leaderboards then Chippy is going to keep you coming back time and time again. There’s also a neat feature that lets you watch the replay of any other attempt by your fellow players. Watching how the top players clear the levels so quickly is a great way to learn how to improve yourself. Best of all is the option to hijack a replay and jump straight into the game at the point you choose to hijack.Overall I’ve really enjoyed my time with Chippy so far and can highly recommend it to anyone who loves twin-stick or bullet-hell shooters. Fans of chasing leaderboards are also going to love the game as they compete to be the best. If this sounds like your kind of game, as it did to me, then I’d urge you to check it out. I’ve found it so hard to put down I have the blisters on my hands to prove it.Chippy was reviewed using a digital code supplied by the publisher.Publisher: Facepunch Studios Developer: Facepunch Studios Release Date: 14th June, 2019 Reviewed On: PC/Steam Credit: Facepunch Studios Credit: Facepunch Studios Credit: Facepunch Studios Credit: Facepunch Studios Credit: Facepunch Studios
Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila addresses the nation [Photo- Reuters] Congolese security forces shot dead two men on Sunday during protests against President Joseph Kabila’s refusal to step down from office, Human Rights Watch said.Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila addresses the nation [Photo- Reuters]Catholic activists had called for protests after Sunday mass, one year after Kabila committed to holding an election to choose his successor by the end of 2017 – an election that has now been delayed until December 2018.The delay has fuelled suspicions Kabila will try to remove constitutional term limits that forbid him from running again. That in turn has raised fears the country will slide back into the kind of civil war that killed millions at the turn of the century.The two men were killed outside St. Alphonse church in the Matete district of Kinshasa, the capital, according to Ida Sawyer, HRW’s Central Africa director.Police spokesman Pierrot Mwanamputu denied security forces had used live fire during the protests. “We are operating in the daytime. Everyone is watching us. It’s not the night,” he said.But a Reuters witness saw two people at a local hospital who had been slightly injured by gunshots in the arm and the leg as they left the St. Joseph church in the Matonge district.About 50 people were arrested in Kinshasa and at least seven seriously wounded by gunfire, Georges Kapiamba, a human rights activist, said. Another 25 were arrested and three more seriously injured in the southeastern town of Kamina, he said.Mwanamputu confirmed the police had arrested protesters who had barricaded roads and set tires alight but did not know how many.At the Paroisse Saint Michel in Kinshasa’s Bandalungwa district, security forces fired teargas into the church, creating panic, opposition leader Vital Kamerhe, who was present at the mass, told Reuters.
The news also brought shake-ups in the company’s management. Great new for the storied MV Agusta brand as it announced the securing of funding for the next five years.The funding allows the oft-tumultuous brand to continue developing bikes into the near future. A new business plan is according drawn up and sees the manufacturer targeting an annual sales goal of 25,000 motorcycles next year.They will continue to concentrate on premium motorcycles, but will add mid-sized bikes. The firm tied up with Loncin Motor Company in China recently to produce four motorcycles between 350cc to 500cc.The plan also calls for “strong” investment in MV Agusta’s global distribution and service network over the next two years, focusing on the United States, Europe and Asia.Following the news is also the announcement of a revision in the MV Agusta management line-up.Giovanni Castiglioni will be moved to the role of an advisor after steadfastly holding on to the company’s helm for a number of decades. Timur Sardarov had taken over as Chairman of the Board and CEO in December 2018, since the funding comes from his family. He will be joined by Massimo Bordi and Paolo Bettin.Massimo Bordi’s name should be no stranger to many. He was the father of the four-valve, liquid-cooled V-Twin engine for Ducati. It was he who challenged the convention put forth by Fabio Taglioni such an arrangement couldn’t be made.Bordi will assume the role of Executive Vice Chairman. He had served as General Manager for MV Agusta and Cagiva during Claudio Castlglioni’s (Giovanni’s father) tenure.On the other hand, Betting will be the new Chief Financial Officer.Goh Brothers is now holding the role of official aftersales provider for MV Agusta in Malaysia. Will this plan also see them expanding to sales?–Ads– The manufacturer is looking forward to invest more in the global network in the next two years. MV Agusta brand announced securing funding for the next five years.