Excise police prepare for game

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first_imgAs campus prepares for a weekend of football, parties and tailgates, the Indiana State Excise Police are doubling their efforts to enforce alcohol, tobacco and public safety laws in the area. Notre Dame has been added to the law enforcement agency’s Intensified College Enforcement (ICE) program, the product of a federal grant funding additional police presence around campuses within Indiana, Excise Police Sergeant Ally Taylor said. “It’s just an increase in our presence in those areas enforcing alcohol and tobacco laws as well as public safety,” he said. “[Notre Dame] was added this year but [the program] has been in place since last year.” The initiative began in February, but originally only targeted Ball State University, DePauw University and Indiana University, an Excise Police press release stated. While the new program will enable more excise officers to patrol the South Bend area, Taylor said it will not impact enforcement by local agencies. “It doesn’t include other police departments, but we’re always working in collaboration with local law enforcement,” Taylor said. “The ICE enforcement itself is an excise program.” Taylor said college campuses naturally draw more law enforcement attention during football season. “Normally during football season there’s a large number of people gathering, tailgating or at house parties, and we end up receiving calls or complaints to investigate,” he said. Many investigations result from these complaints; however, Taylor said excise is frequently patrolling for suspicious or illegal activity. “We’re always looking for underage people looking to procure alcohol. If and when those activities occur, and we’re there, we’ll definitely investigate,” he said. “It’s our job to regulate and enforce these laws for the state of Indiana.” He said the agency is in constant collaboration with the University and student government to encourage a positive working relationship with a common goal of maximizing student safety. “We’ve met with the on-campus student government as well as the off-campus president,” he said. “I was recently at the Student Safety Summit along with all the law enforcement in St. Joseph County as well as NDSP, talking about not just alcohol and related issues but also security and safety issues.” Taylor said the ICE program and all of the agency’s efforts are intended to protect, not target students. “By no means should Notre Dame students feel that officers are after them,” he said. “Their safety and security is of the utmost concern to every law enforcement officer in the area.”,As campus prepares for a weekend of football, parties and tailgates, the Indiana State Excise Police are doubling their efforts to enforce alcohol, tobacco and public safety laws in the area. Notre Dame has been added to the law enforcement agency’s Intensified College Enforcement (ICE) program, the product of a federal grant funding additional police presence around campuses within Indiana, Excise Police Sergeant Ally Taylor said. “It’s just an increase in our presence in those areas enforcing alcohol and tobacco laws as well as public safety,” he said. “[Notre Dame] was added this year but [the program] has been in place since last year.” The initiative began in February, but originally only targeted Ball State University, DePauw University and Indiana University, an Excise Police press release stated. While the new program will enable more excise officers to patrol the South Bend area, Taylor said it will not impact enforcement by local agencies. “It doesn’t include other police departments, but we’re always working in collaboration with local law enforcement,” Taylor said. “The ICE enforcement itself is an excise program.” Taylor said college campuses naturally draw more law enforcement attention during football season. “Normally during football season there’s a large number of people gathering, tailgating or at house parties, and we end up receiving calls or complaints to investigate,” he said. Many investigations result from these complaints; however, Taylor said excise is frequently patrolling for suspicious or illegal activity. “We’re always looking for underage people looking to procure alcohol. If and when those activities occur, and we’re there, we’ll definitely investigate,” he said. “It’s our job to regulate and enforce these laws for the state of Indiana.” He said the agency is in constant collaboration with the University and student government to encourage a positive working relationship with a common goal of maximizing student safety. “We’ve met with the on-campus student government as well as the off-campus president,” he said. “I was recently at the Student Safety Summit along with all the law enforcement in St. Joseph County as well as NDSP, talking about not just alcohol and related issues but also security and safety issues.” Taylor said the ICE program and all of the agency’s efforts are intended to protect, not target students. “By no means should Notre Dame students feel that officers are after them,” he said. “Their safety and security is of the utmost concern to every law enforcement officer in the area.”last_img read more

Black Hair Expo increases cultural awareness

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first_imgOn Sunday, a “Black Hair Expo,” co-sponsored by the Multicultural Student Programs and Services, the Gender Relations Center, the Office of Student Enrichment and the Department of Africana Studies, helped raise cultural awareness and address lack of hair resources for African American students at Notre Dame in the LaFortune Student Center Ballroom.Paige Jackson, Black Hair Expo event organizer and assistant director of diversity education, outreach and assessment, said when she first began working at Notre Dame, one of her first questions was inquiring about where she could get her hair done.“We have to be able to recognize that this particular group of students, they continue to be marginalized because they have to go off campus to receive the same services that the majority of the students can receive at the LaFortune hair salon and barber,” Jackson said.Looking to address those needs, local barbers and beauticians came to the Black Hair Expo to show their work and give their vendor information to students. The event also featured a panel which discussed the cultural importance of African American hair, as well as hair products, raffle prizes and a performance.One of the greatest burdens for African American students at Notre Dame seeking hair care is the added cost of transportation director of multicultural student programs and services Iris Outlaw said.“We have heard often from students where they had pay for an Uber to get to a barbershop, pay for their haircuts and then pay for the ride back,” Outlaw said. “A cut that could normally be $15 could end up being $25 or $30 when you factor in that their white peers can just go downstairs in LaFortune.”Senior Melody Wilson said she has faced these issues and said that she noticed attempts to increase accessibility to her necessary hair products.“The Huddle has made efforts to get products that are better for my demographic, but also the products are in smaller sizes because the regular sizes are not available to them at a reasonable price,” Wilson said.The Black Hair Expo addressed these resource gaps and as well as the social stigma surrounding black hair. The event catered to the needs of black students but was open to all students of all backgrounds in order to raise awareness of African American hair, Outlaw said.“We’ve had students talk to us about people coming up and just touching their hair which is culturally inappropriate for anyone,” Outlaw said. “I think this event will help them understand that for African American men and women, hair is kind of our crown. You wouldn’t go and touch someone’s crown without permission.”Tags: Black Hair Expo, Black History Month, Gender Relations Centerlast_img read more

US Seeks to Redefine Its Anti-Drug Strategy in Latin America

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first_img U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s Latin American trip fits into a strategy of reducing costs and sharing responsibilities in the anti-drug fight, and Colombia is signing on as the chief U.S. ally in the region, analysts meeting in Mexico indicated. After visiting Colombia on April 23 and 24, where his stay was dominated by the issue of the fight against drug trafficking, Panetta travelled to Brazil, and on April 26, he departed for Chile, where he was expected to analyze the issue of security and collaboration in the fight against transnational crime. Panetta’s visit took place after the recent Summit of the Americas, held in Cartagena, charged the Organization of American States (OAS) with a complete review of policies and alternatives in response to the fight against drugs in the Americas. In Cartagena, U.S. President Barack Obama, taking an unprecedented position for a president of that country, accepted the opening of debate and the inclusion of issues such as concerns about arms smuggling from the United States to its neighboring countries. According to Jorge Hernández Tinajero, Mexican chair for the Collective for a Comprehensive Drug Policy, in accepting the search for other options, Washington is reacting “to the region’s evident unease with the results that anti-drug policy has had over the last 40 years.” Tinajero emphasized that “there is genuine concern among the Central American nations and Mexico upon seeing how a country’s democratic life and the conditions for social development and economic opportunities deteriorate, when you’re marked by a war that is impossible to win on the terms in which it is proposed.” “The problem of drug trafficking is a problem of shared responsibility; that was established at the Summit of the Americas. There’s time to put forward different possibilities and positions, and we’re going to see distinct alternatives,” Francisco Cumsille, from Chile, explained to AFP. Cumsille, director of the OAS Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, who participated in the forum organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, indicated that the review done by the OAS should take all experiences into account, including Colombia’s experience. That country has allowed the entry of U.S. troops, but it has also provided support to other countries under Washington’s guidance, training thousands of Mexican and Central American police officers, for example, an initiative that could be replicated. “The kind of partnership that we have here in Colombia is an example (…) that we hope to be able to develop elsewhere,” Panetta stressed during his visit to Colombia. For the Pentagon, which needs to cut personnel and costs in coming years, greater involvement by other countries in training, logistics, and intelligence to attack organized crime lessens its own burden. Recently, the United States signed an agreement with Brazil and Bolivia to combat coca cultivation in border areas of the two South American countries. By Dialogo April 27, 2012last_img read more

Long Island Weather Warmer This Week

Posted on December 18, 2020Categories cryfsvynTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Long Island Weather Warmer This Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island has a rainy and slightly warmer forecast for the week ahead before clearing up and cooling down by the weekend.Monday is expected to hit a high of 44 under mostly sunny skies with the same weather on tap for Tuesday before a chance of up to an inch rain moves in afternoon and after sundown, according to the National Weather Service.Wednesday is forecast to hit a high of 51 with the chance of up to an additional half inch of rain during the day through the night. The chance of showers persists Thursday as the temperatures hit 47.Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be sunny with highs in the low 40s and dipping below freezing at night.last_img

President Obama in His Most Revealing Interview Ever (Video)

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first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Something, something Healthcare. Just watch.Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama from President Barack Obamalast_img

This week: Congress returns; tax reform, government funding on agenda

Posted on December 17, 2020Categories cryfsvynTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on This week: Congress returns; tax reform, government funding on agenda

first_imgBoth the House and Senate return to Washington this week, and their to-do list includes decisions on government funding and reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by Dec. 8. The chambers are also expected to continue moving ahead on their tax reform efforts before year-end.The Senate Appropriations Committee this week may take up the chairman’s mark on the fiscal 2018 financial services and general government appropriations bill, which was released last week, as part of a larger package to address outstanding funding bills before the Dec. 8 deadline. The bill, in a win for credit unions, includes full funding for the NAFCU-supported Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI) and Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF). It also brings the CFPB under the congressional appropriations process.Regarding the NFIP, the House passed its version of reauthorization earlier this month, which now waits Senate action. The Senate, however, has been working on its own bill. continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘He’s pretty special already’ says mum of first unborn Kiwi to undergo surgery for spina bifida

Posted on September 27, 2020Categories cryfsvynTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on ‘He’s pretty special already’ says mum of first unborn Kiwi to undergo surgery for spina bifida

first_img“They had done surgery just in July for first ever mother,” Ms Harper said. “We thought ok well he has this, does that change how much we’re going to love him? No. We ruled out termination pretty quickly,” Ms Harper told Seven Sharp. But a team in Australia gave another ground breaking option – surgery while the baby is still in the womb. Ms Harper became the first Kiwi mother to have the surgery, the Australian team’s third patient overall, and it was a success.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/hes-pretty-special-already-says-mum-first-unborn-kiwi-undergo-surgery-spina-bifidahttp://www.christian.org.uk/news/parents-choose-life-son-rejecting-abortion-advice/center_img TVNZ One News 14 February 2017A woman whose unborn son was the first New Zealander to undergo surgery for spina bifida while still in the womb says he’s pretty special already.Catherine Harper and her husband faced a tough decision when doctors told them they were not happy with the unborn boy’s head and brain and he had the most severe form of spina bifida.Spina bifida is a condition where exposed spinal nerves can damage joints, the brain and the internal organs. She said the treatment options in New Zealand were major brain surgery and spinal surgery in the first two days of the baby’s life “not to mention any other orthopaedic things”.last_img read more

Certified Teacher vs. Lay Coach

Posted on September 24, 2020Categories cryfsvynTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Certified Teacher vs. Lay Coach

first_imgWith the number of sports that a school offers today and with the limited number of faculty members willing or able to coach, it has become quite common to hire lay coaches.  Many people worry about who a school might hire to coach their child.  In schools the size of Batesville almost all the lay coaches are local and most have attended Batesville High School.  Thus, it is easy to do background checks.  Most of these coaches bring enthusiasm and expertise that cannot be found in most school staffs these days.  Schools that seem to get into trouble with lay coaches are those that do wide spread recruiting, and thus, sometimes hire candidates who know one in the system or community know.  As far as who might not be a good coach for your child, no one can predict how someone might act when placed with impressionable young students–whether certified or lay.  For my part, the most likely trouble spots come in large city schools where someone can easily con the system because no one really knows them.   If you look at the lay coaches in our area, most are your neighbor, members of your church, or run in the same circles as you.  I wouldn’t get too upset over the hiring of these coaches.  Batesville has been very fortunate–just check the records of the ones Batesville has used.last_img read more

Young Talent To Hold Event In Batesville Thursday

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first_imgBatesville Young Professionals Group met at the Sherman House last year.Batesville’s Young Professionals Group will meet Thursday night for a summer celebration.The group provides a social and professional networking opportunity for young talent living or working in Batesville and surrounding areas.It also provides an opportunity for young adults who have recently moved into the community to meet goal-oriented and socially active individuals.The Batesville Young Professionals Group will host an event at Lil Charlie’s in Batesville from 5-10 p.m. The meeting will feature a patio party, music and networking opportunities.last_img

Laurel Police Department Reserve Officer Arrested

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first_imgLaurel, IN—Late Tuesday evening,  deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department were called to a home on Pearl Street on a report of a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival, deputies discovered that the home was that of Stetson L. Jones, 29, a Reserve Officer with the Laurel Police Department.Through the investigation, deputies allege that Jones battered and strangled his wife.  Sheriff’s deputies took Jones into custody without incident.  Jones was charged with allegations of Domestic Battery and Strangulation. The victim received minor injuries that did not require medical attention.last_img