first_imgThe 2019-2020 student senate convened for the final time over Zoom on Wednesday, passing three resolutions and nominating individuals for the Irish Clover Award, the Frank O’Malley Teaching Award and the Michael J. Palumbo Award.First, the senate passed a resolution that urged the University’s division of student affairs and first-year advising to increase communication with first year students before they arrive at the University and urged the departments to reinstate the peer advising program once in place between first year students and upperclassmen. The resolution was drawn up and proposed by the First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership (FUEL). Co-director of FUEL Alix Basden said the resolution was drafted after hearing feedback from first year students, many of whom expressed confusion regarding the scheduling of their classes.“[It’s] just asking for increased communication in the scheduling process really,” Basden said in regards to the resolution. The peer advising program was not instated this year as an option for first year students. In the past, first year students were matched with an upperclassman with similar academic interest with whom they could meet and discuss the college transition.The senate also passed a resolution regarding the Hall of the Year selection process in light of the changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the University. The resolution allowed for Hall of the Year presentations to be presented over Zoom, restated who will be on the selection committee and reallocated 5% of the selection weight to the presentation percentage.The final resolution the 2019-2020 senate passed, SO19-38, clarified an earlier resolution which states the makeup of the Student Union Board executive director selection committee. The senate then heard and voted on recipients of the three awards. The first was the Irish Clover Award.“The Irish Clover Award is given to two outstanding members of the Notre Dame community for exemplary service to the student body. Recipients may include students, faculty, staff, administrators or alumni,” parliamentarian, sophomore Thomas Davis said.The student senate chose outgoing student body vice president, junior Patrick McGuire and outgoing student body president, senior Elizabeth Boyle. The senate then awarded the Frank O’Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award to chemistry and biochemistry professor DeeAnne Goodenough-Lashua. The award is named in honor of former Notre Dame professor Frank O’Malley and is given to a faculty member “who has had an outstanding impact on undergraduate education at the University and shown exceptional service to the students of the Notre Dame community,” Davis said.Finally, the senate awarded the Michael J. Palumbo Award to former Judicial Council president and former student union parliamentarian, junior Halena Hadi. This award, named in honor of its first recipient, honors an undergraduate student for his or her outstanding dedication and service to the University of Notre Dame Student Union.“She is supremely deserving of this award, due to the nature of her two positions and the fact that she has worked the past two years to better the student union, ensuring adherence and respect to the Undergraduate Constitution at every turn,” the Ethics Commision said in a nomination letter. “Her grace and sophistication under the stress of two complicated election seasons was commendable, and her hours of work making sure these elections went smoothly were even more so.”With this senate meeting, the 2019-2020 senate’s term came to a close. The leadership of the senate under student body president Rachel Ingal and student body vice president Sarah Galbenski has now started.Tags: 2019-2020 senate, 2020-2021 senate, Frank O’Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award, irish clover award, Michael J. Palumbo Award, zoomlast_img read more

first_img August 15, 2004 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Ad Task Force moves toward drafting rules Senior Editor A rule that would require criminal defense lawyers to wait 30 days before direct mailing potential clients is being considered by the Bar’s Advertising Task Force 2004.The group has also begun discussions on whether the Bar can require advertising attorneys to submit their ads to the Bar for review before they are published or aired.The task force met by teleconference July 26 and began discussion on 22 “questions” designed to help the group begin formulating its recommendations.One of the most controversial was the query on whether the Bar should extend its 30-day ban on direct mail solicitations in personal injury cases to all such mailings in criminal cases.Task force members reached no consensus, but agreed to ask Bar staff to draft such a rule amendment for consideration at the group’s next meeting, September 9, during the Bar’s General Meeting in Tampa.Pensacola attorney David Sellers said defendants are arraigned shortly after an arrest and will need the help of an attorney to protect their rights. “People don’t understand what goes on in a case,” he said.But Tallahassee attorney Hal Lewis disagreed. “They have already been told they have a right to counsel,” he said. “How does getting a letter in any way assist you? You already know you need a lawyer.”Added Bar Board of Governors member Robert Rush, “If you read the [rule] comment that prohibits direct mail solicitation for personal injury, it also applies to criminal cases.”After several minutes of vigorous discussion, Chair Manny Morales noted that an agreement was unlikely that day, and asked staff to draw up a rule change for consideration next month.The matter of reviewing ads before they are published or broadcast was the last item discussed by the task force, which ran out of time before reaching any conclusions. Reviewing ads before publication was one of the specific items that Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson asked the task force to look at when it was created earlier this year.Current Bar rules require members to file ads that must be reviewed no later than concurrently with the first publication or broadcast. Morales asked members for their views on an amendment that would require ads to be filed 30 days before their debut. Under that scheme, the Bar would have 30 days to review the ad or the ad would be deemed approved and the advertising lawyer would be immune from prosecution for violating ad rules. Similarly, if Bar staff okayed the ad during the 30-day period, the lawyer would be immune from prosecution if a rule violation was discovered later.Some task force members liked the idea, while others said it raised constitutional issues.“I don’t think we should have prior review of any ad,” said Tampa attorney Shane Munoz. “We’re inviting a constitutional challenge that we’re going to lose.”Added Tampa attorney Bill Wagner, “I’m very concerned about any prior approval, unless you are going to completely ban television advertising, which is okay with me.”He said while thousands of ads would be subject to prior restraint, only a few violation would be caught that way.Others called for continuing the present policy of having lawyers agree to have their ads screened before publication when they settle an advertising grievance case, and having severe penalties for major, nontechnical violations of advertising rules.Morales then proposed a two-tiered system. One part would be voluntary, where lawyers would submit ads 30 days before airing or publications, with the same conditions as his original suggestion. Lawyers who didn’t want to use that option would use the current system, with concurrent submission, but with no immunity if a rule violation is discovered by staff or a later review.The meeting ended before that idea received much discussion.Ad Task Force tacles other issues Other issues discussed by the Advertising Task Force at its recent meeting included:• By a 9-7 vote said they would recommend keeping the requirement that in print ads lawyers list a “bona fide” local office.• Agreed that a wide variety of images could be included in ads that fall under the “safe harbor” provisions in the rules, which do not require a review by Bar staff before publications. Those include such things at the Statue of Liberty, the American eagle, diplomas, pictures on the inside or outside of courthouses, unadorned law books, diplomas, and common religious symbols.• Agreed to remove a rule that requires lawyers who advertise solely to get cases that they will refer to other firms to state in their ads that the cases will be referred. Members said they don’t want to discourage a referral when a lawyer gets a case he or she isn’t qualified to handle, but they are concerned that some lawyers basically act only as referral agencies with little or no service to clients. But they couldn’t agree on language to accomplish that. “I’d rather have something to govern the brokers than nothing,” said Hal Lewis, one of four members who opposed changing the rule. “That really is leaving the public unprotected.”• Agreed there is no need to seek regulations on information provided by lawyers at the request of potential clients.• Advocated changing the requirement in print ads that required information — such as the hiring disclaimer, phone numbers, and office address — be in type at least one fourth the size of the largest type in the ad. Task force members said the size requirement should be dropped in favor of providing that such information should be legible. They also said the hiring disclosure should be eliminated because it probably doesn’t provide much real help to consumers.• Discussed defining “prior professional relationship” in the solicitation rule, which allows that the direct solicitation prohibition does not apply to family members or someone with whom the lawyer has had a “prior professional relationship.” Morales said the goal is to prevent lawyers from “ambulance chasing” but not to discourage them from holding education seminars and the like for the public and answering questions at such gatherings. Assistant Attorney General Linzie Bogan noted that if “prior professional relationship” is interpreted loosely, he could claim that he represents and has a relationship with every person in the state, and consequently has the right to directly solicit them, should he enter private practice.Issues yet to be discussed by the task force include addressing what, if any, regulations are needed on e-mail, Web pages, Internet pop-up ads, and other such online communications; regulations on lawyer referral services; and whether regulations on TV and radio ads should continue to be different from print media.center_img Ad Task Force moves forward drafting rules, other issueslast_img read more

first_imgComing off back-to-back road losses against Indiana and Penn State, the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (16-8, 5-6 Big Ten) is happy to be back at home. Inside the Kohl Center, the Badgers are an impressive 11-2 this season.”Home court has boded well for us in the past, and we hope that it holds true this week,” UW head coach Lisa Stone said at a press conference Monday.First, Wisconsin has a chance to avenge its disappointing performance in Bloomington, Ind., when it hosts the Indiana Hoosiers Thursday. Then, it faces Iowa in a primetime showdown Sunday.Playing Indiana twice in eight days is not surprising, considering the wackiness of the Big Ten schedule this season.”I think the schedule — it’s interesting for a lot of people,” Stone said. “We played three or four teams coming off a bye. We’ve played other teams a week apart, and some other teams in the league have done it like three or four times. … So it has been odd scheduling.”Even after the double-digit loss at Assembly Hall last Thursday, Stone doesn’t plan to change much entering this week’s rematch.”Our preparation in terms of the scouting report won’t be lengthy,” Stone said. “It’s fresh in [our] mind. We know what we need to do.”After the upsetting, winless week, Stone said the sub-par performances were byproducts of a lack of execution — not a lack of preparation.”It starts with our offense,” Stone said. “[Indiana’s] defense caused us to turn the ball over and led into transition baskets — so it starts with us. Finding better shots, being more patient, using the inside, using our post players more, having more inside post touches, ball reversals and more patience. That’s what we didn’t have last Thursday.”Stone is convinced the team’s execution won’t be a problem this Thursday.”We will be more prepared in terms of making sure that we get touches in different areas and get a higher-percentage shot,” Stone said. “That led to a transition game, but then once you get in a transition, it’s a number of things. It’s … tracking the ball, containing the ball handler, and then running the floor with the post players.” Triple threatJunior guards Jolene Anderson and Janese Banks continue to play well and score in bunches in the Badger backcourt. Still, Stone’s squad has yet to find a consistent third or fourth scorer.”It needs to be someone, and where it comes from has differed,” Stone said. According to Stone, freshman guard Rae Lin D’Alie has stepped up at times, and is good when she can get to the rim. Forward Brittany Heins was inserted into the starting lineup last week for her recent strong play, but her lack of scoring punch remains evident by her nine points in her last three games. Mariah Dunham and Caitlin Gibson have also shown signs of life. But outside of Banks and Anderson, no Badger has displayed the type of consistency to fill the role of third option for Stone’s offense.While No. 1 scoring-option Anderson has been putting up big second-half numbers of late, she doesn’t seem to get enough touches down the stretch, especially in last week’s defeats. But Stone assured the media her standout guard remains the go-to player during crunch time.”I think near the end of the game you think about who needs the basketball,” Stone said. “And when you try to find 41 (Anderson) and you can get the ball in her hands, good things usually come.”A lack of consistency on the road and in finding a third-scoring option has hurt the Badgers all season, but Stone remained positive and confident about the upcoming week.”I’m excited about the fact that we’ve showed tremendous progress from game to game,” Stone said. “It’s going to be nice to be back home and hopefully [we’ll have] a much different outcome.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Nelson Angels came within a game of capturing the West Kootenay Minor Baseball Crown after dropping a 9-5 decision to Trail Orioles in the Heritage City.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Angels on a great season.The team includes, Coaches Hart Wintraub and Calvin Kooznetsoffand players,Drake Proctor, Seth Knudsen, Derek Kim, Ryan St. Thomas, Levi Reynolds, Connor Kooznetsoff, Christian Kooznetsoff; Brady Stocks, Owen Stanely, Cypress Thwaites and Koa Wintraub.last_img

first_imgSuspended LFA Executive Committee Member Rochell Woodson at the LFA 22nd Ordinary Congress (Photo Credit: LFA) The Ethics Committee of the Liberia Football Association yesterday announced the suspension of Executive Committee member Rochell Woodson for time indefinite.According to a release from the FA, the decision is based on the failure of Madam Woodson to appear before the Ethics Committee to address complaints filed against her.The release further said the Ethics Committee over the last few months has received three complaints against EC Woodson from both in and out of Liberia. The LFA release named the complaints against EC Woodson as being from the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association for interfering in the affairs of the association; a complaint filed by LISCR FC alleging that she has publicly stated her knowledge of massive fraud in the last LFA Elections held in Buchanan in March 2014; and a complaint filed by Malcolm Joseph, LFA Elections Committee Chairman alleging that he received US$30,000 from Cassell Kuoh, Sr. to compromise the LFA 2014 Elections in Buchanan.Also in the release, the Chairman of the Ethics Committee, Atty. Medina Wesseh, described the allegations as grave and that they have serious effects on the integrity of the LFA.The Ethics Committee Chairman in her communication said EC Woodson has blatantly refused to cooperate with all attempts to investigate matters before the committee and let the truth out to the public, for which the committee said in a letter to Woodson from Atty. Wesseh that it “is unable to fairly look into these matters on the principle of due process without hearing from you.”The Ethics Committee said it is constrained to indefinitely suspend Woodson from all football activities until these matters are heard and decided upon by it. “It is my fervent hope that you will cooperate with us by responding to these allegations to allow the Committee to properly look into these matters and bring them to closure,” the LFA release quotes the Ethics Committee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThe NBA has gone on summer vacation.It appears that Steve Kerr, U.S. citizen, never takes a day off.The Warriors head coach, like many Americans, was made aware Sunday of a tweet sent by Donald Trump, in which the president suggested that four Democratic Congresswomen, three of them born in this country, the other a naturalized citizen, “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”Kerr, joining in the chorus of censure, took a slightly different …last_img

first_imgsarah perez Tags:#Apple#Features#web#Web Development The App Rejections site itself is in the format of a basic blog. There aren’t catchy headlines, images, or accompanying snarky commentary in the individual posts as you would find elsewhere in the tech blogosphere – especially on TechCrunch where documenting high-profile app rejections has become somewhat of a pet project of blogger MJ Siegler. At the most, Adam may inject a few opinions of his own as to how certain things could be improved, but he clearly isn’t on any sort of vendetta against the company. Instead, each post details point-blank exactly why a particular application was rejected, examining information about the APIs used or rules broken in each case. The site also documents when formerly rejected apps finally make it through to the App Store in posts titled “approved” or “overturned,” the latter referring to apps whose developers started some sort of appeal process.Although the site is brand-new, with only two pages of posts so far, it could easily become an invaluable resource for iPhone developers confused by Apple’s murky review process which can sometimes lead to apps sitting in limbo for months on end before any word from Apple is had. Developers looking to have their personal experience documented on the site are advised to contact Martin via his company’s Twitter account, @redglassesapps. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A new website aims to publicize the details surrounding the much-maligned iPhone application review process – Apple’s secretive procedures that have been under heavy scrutiny this year, especially since the FCC’s involvement regarding Apple’s rejection of the Google Voice application. Notable iPhone developers have publically called out the company for this “broken” process and some have even announced their retirement from creating iPhone apps, including Facebook app developer, Joe Hewitt, based on philosophical differences with the perceived tyranny of the Apple gatekeepers. On the recently launched site, App Rejections, iPhone developer turned blogger Adam Martin, has begun to document individual app rejections in an effort to help the development community understand what they can and cannot expect from the company’s stringent, and sometimes seemingly arbitrary, vetting process for new apps.According to the site’s About page, Martin writes that “it’s now gone from ‘easy’ to ‘tricky’ to avoid getting your app rejected by Apple.” And since Apple has refused to document or discuss the matter of application rejections, he was inspired to create this website as a place to collect all the known application rejections. last_img read more

first_imgWe know that power generation uses water, so therefore, water conservation systems that use large quantities of energy to operate are counterproductive, and ultimately do not save much, if any, water.An industry still in its adolescenceThere was a small exhibit area, your typical trade show arrangement, with vendors showing their wares. I realized after visiting the booths that this industry is still a very immature one, a conclusion I reached after learning that there are few, if any, single source solutions for rainwater collection. Systems are assembled with tanks from one supplier, first flush filters from another, controllers from a third, and additional parts from still more suppliers. The group is very knowledgeable, but still somewhat disjointed, not unlike the home performance industry, which also faces challenges to widespread adoption. Rainwater catchment is still neither quick nor easy, two factors that combine to slow down adoption.Great products looking for marketsTwo products on display impressed me by their simplicity: the Rain Tube , a gutter guard and filtration system made of recycled plastic, and the Rainwater HOG , a modular storage tank system that is a very clever design. Being new products in an emerging industry, they are still seeking their “sweet spots” in the market, and they both deserve more attention and sales than they are currently getting.Best in showI have to save my highest accolades for Enterpriseworks , an extremely cool non-profit agency that held a contest to create an affordable, commercially viable rainwater collection device for emerging countries. Currently in the process of commercial development, this product is designed to be sold at an affordable price to provide cost-effective water collection systems to a broad market in the developing world. The winning entry is a reinforced plastic bag with a tube at the top where water is directed for storage. It is so simple, elegant, and inexpensive, it can serve as a lesson to the developed world that simple and straightforward can sometimes be the best route to take. Having little knowledge and less experience in rainwater collection, it was a lucky break for me that the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association or ARCSA national conference was held in my hometown recently. It was so close, in fact, that I was able to ride my bike to the event. I heard several good presentations from pioneers in rainwater collection with very interesting theories that really made me think. Issues that were raised included the value of rainwater vs. gray-water reclamation; one speaker contended that rainwater was a better value. The cost per gallon to construct a collection system is lower, the systems have fewer problems, the collected water requires less treatment, you can collect more water, and that water has a broader range of uses than gray water. Sounds logical to me, but I bet the gray-water equipment companies don’t like to hear that.The water/energy relationship keeps coming upOther points raised that struck a chord with me were that the high cost of deep well drilling sometimes exceeds installation of a rainwater system; that challenges exist in finding qualified managers and installers for new systems (complicated and cutting-edge technology is very susceptible to failure when not properly managed throughout the process, a point that should be considered in all high-performance building); and the danger of employing energy-intensive water conservation systems. RELATED ARTICLES Resilient Design: Water in a Drought-Prone EraReduce Water UseSaving Energy by Saving WaterAll About Washing MachinesAll About Dishwashers Can Swimming Pools Be Green?The Uncertain Future of Phoenix and Las VegasIn the West, Drought Ends ‘Era of the Lawn’The DOE Showerhead RuleGBA Encyclopedia: Green Irrigationlast_img read more

first_imgHeavy rain coupled with thunder and lightning on Wednesday played a dampner to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray’s first public meeting in Pune to kick-off the party’s poll campaign. The rain, which began around 6 p.m. and lasted about an half-hour, was enough to cause the first MNS rally to be cancelled, much to the despair of party workers who were seeing taking refuge from the downpour by clutching chairs over their heads.According to an MNS leader, some 200-odd MNS workers had reached the grounds of the Saraswati Vidya Mandir.“However, the strong gale which preceded the showers all but ruined the arrangements, while the rain left behind rows of sticky mud on the grounds,” he said.All eyes were on Mr. Thackeray’s eagerly anticipated address as the MNS chief had lately gone silent following his nine-hour interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in August.Mr. Thackeray’s address was also expected to give a boost to the chances of Kishore Shinde, the party candidate in the high-stakes Kothrud Assembly segment.Mr. Shinde, who has the covert support of other opposition parties including the NCP, is pitted against BJP State unit president Chandrakant Patil.The MNS was hunting for a venue for Mr. Thackeray’s public meetings since the beginning of this month.The party’s Pune unit chief Ajay Shinde, himself a candidate from Kasba Peth, had even accused the State government of deliberately trying to prevent Mr. Thackeray’s rallies as they were a huge draw in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections. Mr. Thackeray is scheduled to hold two public meetings in Mumbai tomorrow.last_img read more

first_imgView comments LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Languido, Miranda nail Milo 42k finals slots Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Powerhouse squads Ceres Negros and Kaya Makati took a step closer to the four-team Finals Series with gritty wins on Saturday in the Philippines Football League.The Busmen leaned on a 27th minute goal from Bienvenido Marañon to subdue Stallion Laguna, 1-0, at Biñan Football Stadium, while Kaya slipped past Global Cebu, 2-0, at University of Makati.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kaya, with 44 points from 25 matches, is four points behind Meralco Manila which has already secured a place in the Finals Series, while Ceres remained in third with 42 points in just 19 matches.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:00PH military destroys thousands of illegal guns, ammo01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more