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Group commends women’s soccer team

first_imgStudent Senate passed a resolution Wednesday congratulating the Notre Dame women’s soccer team on its victory in the national championship game. “The Notre Dame Women’s Soccer team beat the previously unbeaten and No. 1 ranked Stanford Women’s Soccer team to win the 2010 NCAA National Championship on Dec. 5,” the resolution said. Student body president Andrew Bell said each member of the team and the coaching staff will receive a copy of the resolution along with a congratulatory letter. Oversight chair Paige Becker said the team’s dedication deserved praise from student government. “Historically, the Oversight Committee has always done a resolution to congratulate really outstanding athletic achievements like a national championship,” Becker said. “We just wanted to recognize their hard work and how well it paid off during the game.” The resolution also acknowledged the team’s performance throughout the season. “The Women’s Soccer team finished their 2010 season with a record of 21-2-2 and their senior class finished their four-year career with a record of 87-12-5,” the resolution said. Sunday marked the team’s third national championship and the eighth national championship appearance in the program’s history. The resolution specifically congratulated the leadership of Coaches Randy Waldrum, Dawn Greathouse, Ken Nuber and Jeannette Boudway and captains Lauren Fowlkes and Jessica Schuveiller, and it included the names of all team members. The senators also debated whether to include the name of the senior student manager in the resolution. O’Neill Hall senator Michael Ryan said a resolution could not possibly acknowledge all the people who support the soccer team. “I do not think it is fair to just include that one person because there are a bunch of other people who contributed to the team,” Ryan said. “By including them we still leave out so many people.” The Senate decided the resolution could still be supportive of the team without including the extra name of the student manager. The resolution passed unanimously. ­­last_img read more

Training pest control applicators

first_imgOnly a small percentage of pesticide applicators in Georgia are trained to do the job correctly. Some of these untrained applicators spray pesticides in schools, parks, athletic fields and roadways. State regulations control restricted-use pesticides and contract pesticide applications. Lawn-care companies and pesticide services must be licensed to use these chemicals because they charge to apply them. School employees, parks and recreation personnel and Department of Transportation workers aren’t required to receive training or certification unless they use restricted-use pesticides.Concerned by this practice, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent Frank Hancock and pesticide specialist Paul Guillebeau began educating public workers on the proper handling of non-restricted-use pesticides. “They may have no training of any kind, and that makes me nervous,” Guillebeau said. “There are two big mistakes people make when applying pesticides: They use too much or they apply them when children or animals are present. Applicators with no training may not recognize the risks of these actions.” For example, Guillebeau knows of school employees who recently treated an insect infestation inside a public school with Sevin dust, a pesticide specified only for use on outdoor plants. “A lot of parents are very concerned about how pesticides are used around their children,” Guillebeau said. “I think they would feel better knowing the people applying pesticides had some training.” Some schools contract with pest control professionals, but continue to spray chemicals when they see insects. Guillebeau said this practice is counterproductive. “Pest control operators very effectively use baits to control roaches,” he said. “If a teacher or janitor sees a roach and sprays it with pesticide, they are creating a barrier to the bait for the other roaches. Sealing up food in desk drawers is an effective way to keep roaches out of classrooms.” The UGA pesticide training met a need of school, public office, parks and recreation and DOT personnel who were seeking pesticide safety training. Officially called the Georgia Competent Applicator of Pesticides Program, the training includes a three-hour pesticide safety overview and a test. It covers application and disposal, as well as other areas of concern. The first class was held in 2008 for 32 members of the Henry County Board of Education. After completing the course, the board decided to prohibit janitors from spraying for insects around the school. “The BOE decided to put together a team to work with pesticides rather than leaving it up to the individual janitors at each school,” Hancock said.So far, more than 200 people have been trained with GCAPP. The GCAPP program is available on the Web at The annotated slideshow is designed to be delivered to a group through a county Extension agent or other moderator. Individuals can borrow an interactive CD-Rom version of the training from their county Extension office. The individual program should be available for download by September and will include a Spanish version. After completion, individuals can return to their county office with their results to receive their certificate. “This is an easy-to-use program available at no cost and there is no paperwork to keep up with,” Guillebeau said. Guillebeau is currently working on a similar training for mosquito prevention and treatment.last_img read more

Local company creates new Burlington video

first_imgBurlington has long been recognized for its scenic beauty, lifestyle, business climate, stellar health care, and educational opportunities; and is a magnet that attracts individuals and families interested in relocating. Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty enlisted local film company FlyBy Films, to create a short video on living, working, playing, and learning in the Queen City.‘Roughly 20% of our business comes from individuals and families moving to or from our area,’ says Leslee MacKenzie, President/Owner of Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty, ‘For several years we’ve been creating tools for use by our corporate clients to attract the talent they need in new jobs. Our role as Realtors involves acting as a community Ambassador ‘ educating people about the communities and lifestyle our area has to offer. ‘The first of more community profile videos yet to come, Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty started with Burlington ‘ clearly one of the most identifiable cities in our state. “The goal was to strike a good balance between some of the more noteworthy aspects of Burlington, mixed with info about the real estate market,’ commented Anthony Brogna, Captain of FlyBy Films, ‘No small task when you are trying to keep the film as short as possible.”The film’s primary distribution will be through on-line channels and community partners promoting the area.  To view the Burlington video is external) Image available is external) Source: Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty Burlington, Vermont, November 18, 2010 ‘last_img read more

Justices check in on Bay area’s Unified Family Courts

first_imgJustices check in on Bay area’s Unified Family Courts June 1, 2004 Regular News Justices check in on Bay area’s Unified Family Courts Patricia Badland Special to the News Would you ever want to be in a situation where you have granted visitation rights in a dissolution of marriage proceeding only to find that a judge presiding over domestic violence injunctions issued a no-contact order for the same children days earlier?If you knew that a child in a delinquency proceeding also had a companion dependency action, wouldn’t you want to know the resources and evaluations that may already be available to avoid duplication of services?These are the questions posed to judges by Justice Barbara J. Pariente at various events and meetings across the state when she hears from colleagues in the trial courts who are keenly aware of the need to better serve families and children. In Justice Pariente’s continued commitment to learn more about how the courts serve families and children who require assistance with family matters, the chief justice-elect recently visited the Criminal Justice Complex in Clearwater and the Hillsborough County Courthouse in Tampa. As chair of the Supreme Court Committee on Families and Children in the Court, Justice Pariente — along with Justice Peggy A. Quince — has toured nine circuits in the past 18 months to study local implementation efforts of the Unified Family Court.The UFC is a mandate of the Supreme Court in three separate opinions issued between 1991 and 2001 as the optimal case processing approach to best meet the needs of families in court.Justice Pariente emphasized that Unified Family Court is more than identifying cross-over cases. Unified Family Court is the division of the circuit court, whose judges hear dissolution of marriage, dependency, domestic violence, delinquency, and child support enforcement cases — cases that focus primarily on the needs of children and families. The four main principles of a Unified Family Court is the use of case management, the coordinated approach to cases, the collaboration with the community, and the emphasis on alternative dispute resolution where possible. Pariente and Quince, who began their tour in April in Clearwater, were joined for the day by 10 judges from various circuits who came to view the Sixth Circuit’s Unified Family Court, the state’s most fully developed. The circuit’s UFC was initiated three years ago by then-Chief Judge Susan Shaeffer and now continues with the support of Chief Judge David Demers.The justices and judges observed court hearings wherein Judge Irene Sullivan presided over multiple issues related to families. The end result — a judge who becomes truly knowledgeable about all issues and cases involving that one child. With all interested parties and stakeholders present, the judge has the ability to make decisions that truly focus on the best interests of the child, while minimizing inconvenience to the litigants and minimizing the chance of conflicting orders. Participants listened while Judge Sullivan heard child support issues, divorce and visitation or domestic violence injunction issues in cases that may have originally commenced through a dependency or delinquency action. The UFC design identifies all cases related to families and provides the opportunity for consolidation of issues to prevent repeat court appearances and the possibility of conflicting orders when multiple judges hear different issues related to the same family. Equally important, the UFC design focuses on alternative dispute resolution and on problem-solving through referral of the family to needed services within the community. During afternoon roundtable discussions, the justices and judges were joined by several local lawyers who represent parents or agencies in cases involving families and children. A dependency attorney who had been exposed to the court practices in the circuit both before and after the implementation of the UFC model said the UFC docket management is best for clients and that having a child and family appear before the same judge is better because the court has a broader understanding of the dynamics. A family law attorney agreed, stating it was “great for clients” and “minimizes court appearances and lawyers don’t have to worry about repeat evidentiary hearings and cases stay on track.”In Tampa the next day, Chief Judge Manny Menendez arranged for Justices Pariente and Quince to meet with judges and court support staff and discuss their efforts in achieving a UFC model in Hillsborough County. The strides that have been made in the identification and notice to judges on related cases for family members is credited to the collaboration between judges, clerk of the court staff, and court case managers whose job it is to monitor and best prepare court files for hearings.It was apparent that the 13th Circuit has made significant advances in implementing many of the guiding principles of the Unified Family Court in such areas as juvenile alternative sanctions, mediation, supervised visitation, and the use of hearing officers and masters. Like the Sixth Circuit, the 13th Circuit has close contact with its community stakeholders and is rich in community resources and wrap-around services for families and children.“I always leave a local court with renewed conviction to the Supreme Court’s commitment to a UFC model for the citizens of this state, and I feel great pride in knowing that our judicial system has made tremendous strides to better serve the public,” Justice Pariente said. “As incoming chief justice, I will continue to prioritize improvements for our branch when serving the needs of families and their children.” Patricia Badland is chief of court improvement in the Office of the State Courts Administrator.last_img read more

Government move hits cuts in rateable values

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Why Unai Emery did not bring on Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe during Arsenal’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette looks on from the bench during Arsenal’s Europa League defeat (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery says injuries to other players prevented him from bringing on Arsenal forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe during the Europa League defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.Arsenal missed out on the chance to qualify for the Europa League knockout stages with a game to spare on Thursday evening as they were beaten 2-1 by Frankfurt at the Emirates.New captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave the hosts the lead just before half-time but a second-half brace from Daichi Kamada ensured Frankfurt left north London with three points. Advertisement Comment It was another painful night for under-fire manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Arsenal spent the last 30 minutes of the match desperately searching for an equaliser and Emery says injuries to David Luiz and Shkodran Mustafi stopped him from bringing on attacking duo Lacazette and Pepe.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBrazilian star Luiz, playing as a defensive midfielder, hobbled off after 31 minutes while Arsenal’s third and final sub saw Lucas Torreira replace Mustafi.Asked why Lacazette and Pepe remained on the bench for the entire match, under-fire Gunners manager Emery said: ‘We had some injuries.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We needed to change David Luiz and then we had a problem with Mustafi. Two injuries meant we had to make those changes.’On Arsenal’s performance, Emery added: ‘We lost here but for the Europa League, we have the last match to achieve that.‘The first five or ten minutes of the second half were good but then we lost control for 15 minutes and we could not change the result.’”We lost control for 15 minutes and they scored two goals.””We improved from the last match here.””The fans helped the players, and Granit Xhaka.”Unai Emery reacts to another bad night for Arsenal…— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 28, 2019 Why Unai Emery did not bring on Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe during Arsenal’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurtcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Nov 2019 10:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link554Shares Reacting to Arsenal’s underwhelming performance, former Gunner John Hartson told BT Sport: ‘There was no urgency in the Arsenal performance.‘Very lacklustre, it looked like they had no direction from the manager in terms of how they were going to play.All in all, very disappointing and on the back of that performance – Unai Emery – they have to be starting to ask questions about his job now, they really have.’MORE: Arsenal fans blast Granit Xhaka for laughing with Eintracht Frankfurt players after Europa League defeatMORE: Unai Emery facing sack as Arsenal suffer miserable defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurtlast_img read more

International offshore rig count sinks to 185 units in March

first_imgThe international offshore rig count for March 2018 dropped both sequentially and year-over-year, according to a Friday report by Baker Hughes, a GE company. Baker Hughes’ international rig count includes land and offshore rigs from Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific.The international rig count for March 2018 was 972, down 7 from the 979 counted in February 2018, and up 29 from the 943 counted in March 2017.The international offshore rig count, excluding land rigs, for March 2018 was 185, down 9 from the 194 counted in February 2018, and down 12 from the 197 counted in March 2017.The average U.S. rig count for March 2018 was 989, up 20 from the 969 counted in February 2018, and up 200 from the 789 counted in March 2017.The average Canadian rig count for March 2018 was 218, down 105 from the 323 counted in February 2018, and down 35 from the 253 counted in March 2017.The worldwide rig count for March 2018 was 2,179, down 92 from the 2,271 counted in February 2018, and up 194 from the 1,985 counted in March 2017.last_img read more

Revealed: How ex-France international had sex with partner 12 times

first_img The couple split in June 2019 when Anderson accused Rami of cheating on her in a huge rant on social media. “The last (more than) 2 years of my life have been a big lie. I was scammed, led to believe … we were in love,” the 52-year-old said. “I’m devastated to find out in the last few days. No dull moment for Adil Rami “I’m glad I spoke to his ex. My God. He lied to her about all too. She’s also in shock and is very sad. “He used to joke about other players who had girlfriends down the street in apartments close to their wives. He called those men monsters… He is the monster.” Rami reportedly went AWOL from Marseille training following the breakup and it reportedly ended his dream of finishing his career in Los Angeles. Read AlsoAntonio Cassano: Sex before match my biggest ginger! The bad news kept coming for Rami as he was sacked by the French outfit last August for ‘gross misconduct’. He is currently without a club after allegedly lying to Sochi about a serious knee injury upon joining earlier this year. Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A VeganBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes French World Cup winner Adil Rami used to have sex with model actress Pamela Anderson up to twelve times per night a former teammate has revealed. Aleksandr Kokorin, a former teammate of Rami’s at Russian side Sochi, revealed the central defender would tell stories of the two-year relationship in training. “Rami told us a lot of interesting things about Pamela Anderson,” the 29-year-old told Alexander Aliyev per Marca. “Of course, everybody was interested in what their relationship was like in bed. “Rami said that Pamela was the best woman he’d had in his life. “He said that he and Pamela used to have sex 12 times a night.” Adil Rami winning matches indoors with 12 times per night sex with Pamela Anderson The 34-year-old didn’t play a single minute of France’s World Cup triumph two years ago but many remarked he was still ‘winning at life’ thanks to Anderson. However, a French source explained the romps: “Maybe explain his drop in form for Marseille at the time.” Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Lee links up with Ireland

first_img “I’m sure all our bowlers will benefit from the experience that a two-time World Cup winner has accumulated, especially in the pressure situations of a global event. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for our bowlers to learn from a living legend and one I’m sure they’ll all benefit from.” Ireland play Randwick Petersham in a 50-over friendly on Friday before official warm-up games against Scotland next Tuesday and Bangladesh two days later. Ireland have been drawn in Pool B of the World Cup alongside India, Pakistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, UAE and the West Indies, who they face in their opening game in Nelson on February 16. Former Australia paceman Brett Lee has agreed a short-term deal to act as Ireland’s bowling coach in the build-up to the World Cup. The 38-year-old, who retired from all forms of cricket last month after taking almost 700 wickets in Test and ODI cricket for Australia, will assist Ireland during their warm-up period in Sydney. Ireland head coach Phil Simmons said of the World Cup winner: “Brett Lee has a wonderful knowledge of fast bowling, and his special insight of Australian pitches will help give our bowlers further confidence ahead of their group matches. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Key Croatia Defender Set to miss England Clash

first_imgHaving played every game so far, Croatia will have to adjust to life without Vrsaljko and it could be a situation that Gareth Southgate and Steve Holland take advantage of in their preparations leading up to tonight’s game.The absence of Vrsaljko could now leave Croatia’s right-hand side vulnerable, with Ashley Young, Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard more than capable of exposing a weakened back line.It is expected that Croatia will shift centre-back Domagoj Vida into the right back slot, with former ​Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka slotting into the centre of defence alongside Dejan Lovren.Marca report that more information regarding the extent of Vrsaljko’s injury will become clear on Monday. If the injury were to be serious, he could well miss the start of the 2018-19 ​La Liga season for Atlético Madrid.Meanwhile, England midfielder Jordan Henderson is facing a race to be fit after picking up a hamstring injury in the Three Lions’ ​quarter final victory against Sweden.Henderson was withdrawn after 85 minutes, replaced by like-minded midfielder Eric Dier as England saw out their victory to progress to the last four for the first time since 1990.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram England have been handed a boost following the news that Croatia defender Sime Vrsaljko will miss their ​World Cup semi final through injury.The ​Atlético Madrid defender was withdrawn from ​Croatia’s quarter final tie against Russia after 97 minutes last Saturday, having picked up a serious injury to his left knee.Vrsaljko will now sit out of the semi final against England on Wednesday, according to ​Marca, which will be a huge blow for Croatia following his solid defensive displays in the right back slot over the course of the tournament.last_img read more