Members discuss discipline, rectors’ role

first_imgCampus Life Council (CLC) passed a recommendation to keep discipline at the lowest administrative level, particularly at the level of the rector, whenever possible, at its meeting Monday.Student body president Grant Schmidt said the overall message of the recommendation is “greater communication and greater consultation with the rectors.” The Council drafted this recommendation in order to prevent a student from acquiring an unnecessary disciplinary record that could hurt his or her applications to post-graduate school. Under this policy, a rector could handle a first-time alcohol violation or similar offense without creating a record for the student in the Office of Residence Life and Housing (ORLH). The Council recommended “the Office of Student Affairs and ORLH consult the rectors and provide greater attentiveness to the input of rectors when making disciplinary decisions,” the resolution said. “One of the big words we wanted to focus on was ‘consult,’” Senate representative Elise Jordan said.This distinction includes the rectors in the disciplinary process, but also leaves ORLH with flexibility and the power to have the final say, said Jordan.CLC members were concerned in particular with first-time alcohol offenses that occur off-campus or in an area outside a residence hall, such as the Notre Dame Stadium. “I think that [a rector] should be able to address a first-time offense even if it happens off-campus,” Schmidt said. The Council plans to recommend that ORLH consult the student’s rector before opening up a disciplinary record when first-time alcohol violations occur off-campus or outside a residence hall.“The whole idea of an off-campus violation is something that the rectors do not always want control over, but sometimes would like to handle themselves,” student body vice president Cynthia Weber said.Judicial Council President Ian Secviar said the conversation between a rector and a student is “a very good pastoral moment,” which should emphasized. At previous meetings, CLC members objected to creating a policy that would be too subjective. The rectors on the Council voiced concerns with the recommendation again Monday.“This policy assumes that the rector stays and remains the rector,” Keough Hall rector Father Pete McCormick said. If a new rector was placed in a dorm, the history between the previous rector and the members of that dorm could be lost, he said. “It becomes very difficult and very subjective when every single issue is at the lowest administrative level,” Schmidt said.last_img read more

Thomas Meunier reveals transfer talks amid Arsenal and Man Utd speculation

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Thomas Meunier has been linked with a move away from PSG (Picture: Getty)PSG defender Thomas Meunier has admitted that he has held talks with a dozen interested clubs since January amid speculation linking him to both Arsenal and Manchester United this summer.The 27-year-old has been linked with a £22m move away from PSG where he has spent the past three seasons with the Premier League tipped to be his next destination.Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who worked alongside Meunier during two seasons in the French capital, is particularly keen to sign the Belgian having encountered problems at right-back last season.Meunier has been coy over his future in recent weeks and hinted that he could leave PSG next summer on a free transfer should the club fail to receive a substantial bid for his services in the current transfer window.ADVERTISEMENT Thomas Meunier reveals transfer talks amid Arsenal and Man Utd speculation Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 4 Jun 2019 3:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link188Shares Unai Emery worked with Meunier at PSG (Picture: Getty)‘It’s something that could suit me,’ Meunier told Le Parisien when asked whether he could leave at the end of his contract next summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I don’t think the club would make a lot of money from me, actually. I have a market value, but I’m a defender, I play one game out of three and I’m turning 28.‘It’s not like Adrien [Rabiot], who is worth €50m.’Although Arsenal and United appear to be the frontrunners to sign Meunier should he depart PSG, he insisted that a number of clubs have made contact over signing him.Meunier added: ‘There have been phone calls since January with interested clubs. There are a dozen clubs, all of which are in the top five of their leagues.’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 CityAlthough Meunier was not a guaranteed starter for Thomas Tuchel last season, he still made 31 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals and registering four assists.Emery is keen to sign Meunier to provide competition for Hector Bellerin while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earmarked him as a possible successor to the departing Antonio Valencia.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

Nice night, nicer finish for Shaw

first_imgThe Blizzard Bike Club could not have asked for a nicer evening to hold a race.Last night, the club set out into a gorgeous, warm evening, to race in its Toony Cyclo Cross on the North Peace Circuit. Kevin Shaw placed first in the seven lap event with a time of 57 minutes and 45 seconds.- Advertisement -David Loro placed second at 1:01:20 and Pat Ferris thirds with a time of 1:03:36.The next event for the bike club will be the final Race of the Fallen Leaves, taking place Sunday, Sept 11 at 10 a.m. The race will begin at the Montney Store and will be the final Challenge Cup race of the season.last_img read more

Traffic Resumes after Bulker Grounds in Bosphorus

first_imgThe 52,980 dwt bulk carrier Star Harmony ran aground in the Bosphorus Strait in the area of Yeniköy, Istanbul, in the morning hours of December 21, according to data provided by GAC Turkey.Prior to the incident, the 189-metre bulk carrier, which was fully laden with corn, suffered an engine failure.Coastal safety tugs had been dispatched to assist the ship and the Bosphorus was closed at 08.20 hours local time to transit traffic.At the time of the incident, the vessel was sailing the Bosphorus without a pilot on board.As the bulker’s position was not affecting vessel traffic in the area, the transits resumed at 09.45 hours.According to AIS data provided by Marine Traffic, the 2002-built vessel was on its way from Istanbul to the port of El Dekheila, Egypt.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Special forces looks at recruiting off the street amid shifting demands

first_imgOTTAWA — The Canadian Forces is considering whether to start recruiting its elite special-forces soldiers straight off the street rather than forcing them to follow the traditional route of first spending several years in the military.The idea, which is still being debated, comes as Canada’s special-forces units are looking for people with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds and language skills, to operate more effectively around the world.Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe, commander of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, says more diverse special forces would make it easier to make connections in different parts of world, understand the environment, interact with powerbrokers and figure out ways to respond to changing circumstances.At the same time, he said expectations within society are changing as young people look at different opportunities available to them, which requires the Forces to make it as attractive as possible to join.Canada currently has about 2,000 special-forces members, including 120 in Iraq and several smaller teams working in such countries as Belize, Jamaica, Niger and Malaysia.Yet while Australia and the U.S. have used “accelerated” recruiting for their special forces with success, Dawe acknowledges the need to strike a balance to ensure Canada’s elite soldiers are properly inculcated into the military’s structure and culture.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

DAVY RUSSELL Gowran Park Saturday

first_imgBusy weekend for me with seven rides at Gowran on Saturday and then I’m at Navan on Sunday for Ladbrokes Troytown Chase. I’m on Out Sam in the big race who gave me a nice win in the Cork Grand National last time out.I also ride the bang in form Dinons in the Monksfield, more news on Sunday’s rides in my next blog which we will published after racing on Saturday.I’ll obviously be anxious to keep a close eye on Haydock where there’s a stunning renewal of the Betfair Chase. It was an incredible performance from Bristol De Mai 12 months ago when he romped home by an eased down 57 lengths (!!) but it was heavy that day and it will ride much closer to good on Saturday.It’s a race to savour with Gold Cup winner Native River renewing rivalry with Might Bite in a contest that will shape the season.If pressed, I would just favour the chances of Might Bite.Now for Saturday at Gowran.SATURDAYGOWRAN PARKFLAT TO THE MAX (11.35am)The afternoon, make that morning, starts with the first division of the maiden hurdle where I’m onboard Flat To The Max for Gordon (Elliott). He started off well enough winning a flat race for Ger Lyons on heavy ground but hasn’t progressed as we’d hoped for over hurdles. He was mid-division the last day in Fairyhouse, so we’ll need to see an improvement on that. The blinkers are on for the first time, he just lacks a little concentration so hopefully they will do the trick and help him settle. There’s been some rain (at last) which will help him but it’s quite a tough contest to start the day.INVINCIBLE CAVE (12.35pm)Point to point winner who has made a promising start, winning a bumper at Naas, and then fourth in what looked a better class bumper at Naas in February. Again, the recent rain should help. I’ve schooled him, he’s a grand big horse and has done plenty of work ahead of his hurdling debut. Owner Kenneth Alexander is putting together a nice string and I wouldn’t be surprised to see his mare Sinoria run a big race on her debut under Rules. She was a point to point winner in Borris House in County Carlow.SATOSHI (1.10pm)A race that has thrown up some top class winners including Douvan back in 2014. I make a quick reappearance onboard Satoshi who got the race in the stewards room last Sunday after first past the post Cuneo was disqualified and placed third. It was a surprise, as the Cheltenham Champion Bumper winner Relegate was a red hot favourite. My fella is back in trip to 2m (from 2m 6f) but it’s a tactic that Gordon often uses as we try and find out about them on the racecourse rather than at home so we’ll find out whether the shorter trip is also in his comfort range. Satoshi should have come a lot for last week’s win and I’m looking forward to getting back onboard. Plenty of dangers including the filly Buttons And Bows who made a winning start in what looked a good race at Cork.PAT’S OSCAR (1.45pm)She always tries very hard but has a tough task on her seasonal reappearance off joint top weight of 11-12. Her three career wins have all come on very testing ground so that would have to be a concern – it was knee deep when I won on her in Fairyhouse back in February and she relished it that day.TYCOON PRINCE (2.20pm)He lost his way a little last season but there was a lot more encouragement two weeks ago when he chased home Saint Calvados in a Grade 3 in Naas. It was a big effort, even allowing for the fact that red hot favourite Footpad came down at the last and he might have been flattered in second spot. With the run under his belt hopefully he can progress again now he’s back to the 2m 4f trip. Last year he showed his best form this side of Christmas but this is a big test with the likes of hat-trick seeking Wishmoor in opposition and Jett who looks progressive.BURREN LIFE (2.55pm)Has a little bit of experience now which should help in a race where quite a few are making their chasing debuts. My fella hasn’t been beaten far in his two races this season at Tipperary and at Naas the last day when third to Discorama in what looked quite a hot contest. His jumping has been sound and he’s learning his game nicely. Both Speakeasy and A Plus Tard are very unexposed and could easily turn out to be well above average.JUST A NORMAL DAY (3.30pm)Solid performer who has been running consistently well over both fences and hurdles. He might just be in the grip of the handicapper though who keeps nudging him up for placed efforts, up another 3lb for finishing second to Dark Outsider at Cork earlier in the month. We’d have gone close that day but for a mistake at the last and hopefully he can again get in the mix for trainer Dot Love.DAVY YOUR SAYIf you have a question for Davy drop us a line at [email protected] and we’ll try and include in the next blog…last_img read more