Gender Relations Center educates ND about stalking

first_imgThe Gender Relations Center (GRC) wants students to know how to protect themselves from unwanted attention. As part of National Stalking Awareness Month, the Center is hosting a campaign titled “Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.” Emmanuel Cannady, assistant director of outreach services at the GRC, said the campaign aims to educate people about stalking in order to reduce its prevalence. “Stalking takes many different forms and is underreported,” he said. “The definition of stalking has more to do with impact versus intent. Any form of unwanted contact that causes anxiety and fear is stalking.” GRC representatives will man informational tables in North Dining Hall, South Dining Hall and the LaFortune Student Center, Cannady said. The Center will also hang posters with stalking facts and statistics in residence halls. Stalking takes many forms and is difficult to define, Cannady said. It can include sending unwanted gifts, texts, phone calls, pictures or contact on social media sites. “There can be many mixed messages about what exactly stalking is, but the key word is ‘unwanted,’” Cannady said. The majority of victims are stalked by someone they know, Cannady said. Sixty-six percent of female victims and 41 percent of male victims are stalked by a former or current partner. One in six women and one in 19 men have been stalked. “Men and women both underreport the crime, but for different reasons,” Cannady said. “Men tend to see stalking as merely annoying, not a potential threat, whereas women actually fear reporting the crime.” Stalking transcends all 50 states, Cannady said, but many people are uninformed about its seriousness. Two-thirds of perpetrators stalk their victims once a week, and many more stalk their victims daily. Stalkers fit no psychological profile, he said. Many move locations and are difficult to track. Cannady said victims may suffer from anxiety, insomnia, depression and changes in behavior. He said friends should look out for these signs in one another. “If you think you are being stalked, keep a log of all contact,” Cannady said. “This can be used for evidence. Be aware of who has access to your accounts on social media. If you think you are being stalked, do not hesitate to call NDSP [Notre Dame Security Police].”,The Gender Relations Center (GRC) wants students to know how to protect themselves from unwanted attention. As part of National Stalking Awareness Month, the Center is hosting a campaign titled “Stalking: Know it. Name it. Stop it.” Emmanuel Cannady, assistant director of outreach services at the GRC, said the campaign aims to educate people about stalking in order to reduce its prevalence. “Stalking takes many different forms and is underreported,” he said. “The definition of stalking has more to do with impact versus intent. Any form of unwanted contact that causes anxiety and fear is stalking.” GRC representatives will man informational tables in North Dining Hall, South Dining Hall and the LaFortune Student Center, Cannady said. The Center will also hang posters with stalking facts and statistics in residence halls. Stalking takes many forms and is difficult to define, Cannady said. It can include sending unwanted gifts, texts, phone calls, pictures or contact on social media sites. “There can be many mixed messages about what exactly stalking is, but the key word is ‘unwanted,’” Cannady said. The majority of victims are stalked by someone they know, Cannady said. Sixty-six percent of female victims and 41 percent of male victims are stalked by a former or current partner. One in six women and one in 19 men have been stalked. “Men and women both underreport the crime, but for different reasons,” Cannady said. “Men tend to see stalking as merely annoying, not a potential threat, whereas women actually fear reporting the crime.” Stalking transcends all 50 states, Cannady said, but many people are uninformed about its seriousness. Two-thirds of perpetrators stalk their victims once a week, and many more stalk their victims daily. Stalkers fit no psychological profile, he said. Many move locations and are difficult to track. Cannady said victims may suffer from anxiety, insomnia, depression and changes in behavior. He said friends should look out for these signs in one another. “If you think you are being stalked, keep a log of all contact,” Cannady said. “This can be used for evidence. Be aware of who has access to your accounts on social media. If you think you are being stalked, do not hesitate to call NDSP [Notre Dame Security Police].”last_img read more

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Andrew Kober Welcomes His Les Miz Pals to 54 Below

first_img Keala Settle View All (4) Related Shows Caissie Levy What do you get when you combine the talents of “Broadway’s most beloved occasionally-employed actor” Andrew Kober, his Les Miserables co-stars Nikki M. James, Caissie Levy, Samantha Hill and Keala Settle and Broadway alum Elena Shaddow? Koberet, a musical comedy concert based on Kober’s life, featuring stories about “coming out, going in, gaining weight and getting thin.” After performing for a packed house on August 18, Kober and his friends took this adorable snapshot at the Midtown nightclub. Wow, these revolutionaries clean up nice! Check out this Hot Shot from the exciting evening, then see Kober and his friends in Les Miz at the Imperial Theatre. Les Miserables Samantha Hill Star Files Nikki M. James View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 4, 2016last_img read more

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SOCSOUTH Host’s First Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program Conference

first_imgBy Dialogo September 16, 2009 U.S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) hosted their initial Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program (CTFP) conference from 17-21 August that focused on the Caribbean and Central America regions. The purpose and theme for the conference was “Combating Illicit Transnational Activities and Creating Cooperative Solutions.” Brig. Gen. Hector E. Pagan, SOCSOUTH Commander and conference host, welcomed military and police representatives from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Guyana and Suriname. In his opening remarks, Pagan praised their accomplishments, contributions, and willingness to cooperate to secure their borders against transnational illicit activities and efforts to enhance regional relationships. The weeklong conference highlight came as each country representative was given the opportunity to discuss topics affecting their country’s challenges in dealing with illicit transnational activities, such as narco-trafficking and gang violence. As the presentations progressed, a common theme emerged showing drug trafficking as a threat throughout the region. By the end of the partner nation briefings, one thing was clear – dealing with illicit activities is a ‘regional issue” that requires a regional solution. “Our goal was to bring regional partners together to discuss and share information on a common threat we’re all facing as we struggle together to deal with illicit transnational activities,” said Lt. Col. Mario Guerrier, SOCSOUTH planner and conference coordinator. “The first step was to admit we have a problem, the second step was to identify the common threads that bind us together and walk away with a resolution to help each other against a common enemy that’s growing in power, influence, and brutality,” added Guerrier. According to statistics posted on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency website, just over 26,000 domestic arrests were made in 2008, a considerable drop in comparison to approximately 29,000 in 2007. However, Pagan feels successes can be achieved with continued communication and partnerships where regional nations work together to find solutions, independent of U.S. involvement. “Together we create cooperative solutions. We hope our partners continue to share information and that they continue to reach out to each other for assistance,” said Pagan.last_img read more

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NCUA allots $2 million for low-income credit unions

first_imgby: Michael MuckianThe NCUA will make an additional $2 million available to low-income credit unions in the second round of Community Development Loan Fund grants in 2015, the agency announced today.Money will be provided to fund new initiatives in four distinct areas aimed at expanding member services and protecting member data safety, the agency said. Credit unions may apply for the loans beginning June 1 and ending June 30 at 5 p.m. Eastern time. Applicants are eligible for different loans in different categories, but the requests may not exceed a total of $24,000, the NCUA said. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Green Action: Forests are not golf courses!

first_imgThe draft proposal of the new Forest Act is the culmination of many years of cynical attitude of all previous authorities towards citizens and their common goods, the Green Action points out in their statement, adding that it is devastating that we have to repeat aloud: FORESTS ARE NOT GOLF COURSES!Zelene akcija is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit and voluntary association of citizens for environmental protection, and we are transmitting their entire statement on the new Forest Act in its entirety:Today is the last day of the public consultation on the said draft, which declares special purpose forests and forests in which the construction of golf courses, camps and other sports and recreational facilities is allowed. The fact that the construction of a golf course – an indoor sport for a select elite most often accompanied by extensive apartmentisation – is allowed on common goods such as forests is scandalous in itself. Instead of banning such practices, and keeping forests for everyone to use, this draft further facilitates the construction of golf courses in forests, and such forests are extinguished by special-purpose forests. Traditionally, special-purpose forests are exclusively forests that need additional protection due to their exceptional value, or forests for which a special management regime has been established in the public interest, for example for the purpose of scientific research or defense.For years, with each new amendment to the Act, we have been convinced that such concessions are necessary and acceptable because they will be exceptional. The result of such a disastrous policy is the increasing degradation of forests and the attempt to present such insane proposals as in the public interest.It should be reminded that the Amendments to the Law in 2006 enabled the transfer of ownership rights from the state to local self-government units (cities and municipalities), which opened the possibility of further privatization and devastation of forests by building on forest land.Amendments to the Act in 2008 focused on the possibility for the state to provide forests and / or forest land to cities and municipalities for the construction of entrepreneurial zones and only on the basis of an urban development plan, without any defined legal criteria for conducting this procedure.Amendments to the 2014 Act, which also provided for the designation of forest golf courses as special purpose forests, were strongly condemned by the profession and citizens. In just a few days, 4100 citizens sent a letter to members of parliament calling for the protection of forests from further devastation and golf apartmentization.There have been a lot of concessions when it comes to our forests. We want a meaningful policy of forest resources management and we strongly oppose the surrender of forests to the needs of various speculators and the so-called Developer. Golf courses in forests should be banned because FORESTS ARE NOT GOLF COURSES!Attachment: DRAFT PROPOSAL FOREST LAWlast_img read more

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Belgium experts ask for end to euthanasia based on mental health problems

first_imgFlanders Today 10 December 2015Euthanasia should no longer be carried out on the basis of psychological suffering alone, according to 65 Belgian psychiatrists, psychologists and professors in an op-ed published by De Morgen this week.On average, 2,000 people a year in Belgium choose to end their lives through euthanasia. Most are terminally ill, but about 3% of them request the procedure because of unbearable psychological suffering. In the past two years, there were about 100 such cases.The experts said they were “alarmed by the trivialisation” of the option. It cannot be objectively determined whether psychological suffering is incurable, they wrote, and pointed out that feelings of despair are typical of depression.Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.Wim Distelmans, palliative health-care professor at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and president of the Federal Euthanasia Commission, emphasised that the option is only available to those who have chronic and serious mental health problems. “It is only for those who have tried different medications, therapies and therapists for many years,” he said, adding that some patients, knowing they can turn to euthanasia if necessary, have found the strength to carry on.Distelmans has received support from political parties Open-Vld and SP.A. Open-Vld president Gwendolyn Rutten told Radio 1 that the measure is not available to just anyone who suffers from depression.http://www.flanderstoday.eu/innovation/experts-ask-end-euthanasia-based-mental-health-problemsEuthanasia-Free NZ 8 December 2015Open letter Remove euthanasia on the ground of purely psychological suffering from the law Death as therapy? We, representatives of various relevant occupational groups, are alarmed about the increasing trivializing of euthanasia on the ground of psychological suffering only.For the first time since the law was put into effect in 2002, a decision to allow euthanasia – the case of De Moor / Van Hoey – has been challenged by the evaluation committee and forwarded to the judiciary. The Australian broadcaster SBS made a documentary about this euthanasia case and the conversations between the patient and the doctor. The Economist also published a poignant video report (24 and Ready to Die) on a 24-year-old young lady from Bruges who was granted euthanasia on grounds of psychological suffering, but ultimately declined its execution.In our open letter in the Artsenkrant “Doctors’ Newspaper” (September 2015) we noted the legal uncertainty of a doctor approving euthanasia based solely on psychological suffering. In this opinion piece we want to draw attention to its specific problematic character, and in particular the fact that it’s impossible to objectify the hopelessness of psychological suffering.One would expect that this incurability is founded on indications of for example, organic injury or tissue damage – in other words, factors that are independent of what is subjectively felt and thought about the illness. Such objectification is problematic in relation to psychological suffering.Let’s be clear: psychological suffering is real and can be at least as severe as physical suffering. However, specific to mental suffering is the fact that you can rely only on the word of the sufferer to estimate it. And this is a good thing, because he or she is the only one who knows how much it hurts at that moment. At that moment… because when we suffer psychologically, we are often convinced that no other future is possible anymore. It is often precisely this thought that pushes a person into an abyss, because as long as there is perspective, a person can usually tolerate much.We see that some who are at first declared incurably ill, eventually abandon the notion of euthanasia because new perspectives appeared. In a paradoxical way, this proves that the illness cannot be called incurable.http://www.euthanasiadebate.org.nz/belgium-experts-call-for-a-removal-of-euthanasia-on-the-grounds-of-psychological-suffering/Thanks to Renee Joubert from Euthanasia-Free NZ for translating the documentlast_img read more

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Aston Villa midfielder drops Man Utd transfer hint

first_img The Villa captain has been linked with a transfer to Old Trafford this season. And having scored at the stadium just weeks ago, Grealish told Sky Sports: “That was my favourite goal ever. Scoring at Old Trafford… I’ve always wanted to play at Old Trafford. “I’ve played there before in a reserve cup final but it’s not the same when it’s like that. That’s obviously my favourite ground in the Premier League.Advertisement Loading… “It was one of them, as soon as I shot I knew it was going into the top corner and I couldn’t have hit it any better.” He also stated: “If you actually watch the goal, I get so much curve on the ball I don’t actually know I got that much curve on it. Read Also:Man United plot move for Aston Villa forward in January “When I first got the ball I faced [Andreas] Pereira up and I know for a fact… I would back myself one-vs-one against anyone in the league. “And as soon as I cut inside and I shot I knew where I wanted to put it and luckily it went in.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Aston Villa midfielder, Jack Grealish, has hinted he’d welcome a future move to Manchester United. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Best Cars Of All TimeWorld’s Most Famous Ceilings That Are Actually Works Of Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical6 Most Handsome Indian ActorsBest Car Manufacturers In The Worldlast_img read more

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Sharapova displays boxing skills at Los Angeles beach workout

first_img The former World No1 is not the only athlete to take up an interest in boxing. Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema revealed he could even take up a career in the ring after his retirement from football. Benzema made his revelation in a YouTube chat with his kickboxer pal Fouad Ezbiri. He said: “I get a thrill out of combat sports, and I love to train. read also:Maria Sharapova recalls fun dinner with Novak Djokovic “Once my football career is over, why don’t I train with you for six months? “Then, if you think I am ready for a fight, there’s no problem as far as I’m concerned. I swear to God, I’m up for it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tennis legend, Maria Sharapova, has shown off her boxing skills which included a Los Angeles beach workout with trainer Tommy Cassano. The 33-year-old, who retired in February, took up boxing training while she was served a doping ban which began in 2016. And she posted a series of pad work clips to reveal her progression. Sharapova captioned the post: “My first ever reel. Definitely not the last, as I need way more practice.” After the Russian returned to tennis in 2017, following a 15 month suspension, she revealed boxing helped keep her busy. Sharapova said: “I tried boxing as I needed to keep myself in good form. “It was great as I could imagine some particular people whom I wanted to hit.”Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceledlast_img read more

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Sporting sanction for United target

first_img De Carvalho, quoted by Portuguese newspaper Record from an interview with Sporting TV, said: “They will not play next weekend. “This will take as long as it takes. If something doesn’t change, you’re going to end up with the players seeing out their contracts. “They can watch the game on television. “On Saturday, against Academica, we will play to win and we will win. “There is no player bigger than the club. I would not give up the honour, the club’s history, for the attitudes of anyone. “I give a piece of advice: don’t use the press, be professional. “These two, in defence of our magnificent group, must be removed. They are subject to strong disciplinary measures. “Both players have taken decisions that have caused sharp indiscipline at Sporting. “A message: any player who does not follow the rules of the club can have illusions and pretensions, but with the way these two did things, the situation is just complicated.” Reports suggest United have made a bid of around £16million for the 24-year-old Argentina international and that Rojo has refused to train with Sporting, handed in a transfer request and asked to be allowed to join the Red Devils. Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho has been quoted as saying that both Rojo and team-mate Islam Slimani are “subject to strong disciplinary measures” and will not play in the club’s Portuguese league opener against Academica on Saturday. Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo is being hit with disciplinary action by the club amid talk of him being wanted by Manchester United.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Gov. DeSantis Orders State Flags at Half-Staff for Pulse Anniversary

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis has ordered that all state flags be flown at half staff on Friday, to mark four years since the deadly shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen opened fire in the LGBTQ nightclub on “Latin Night,” killing 49 people and injuring 53 others.He was later killed in a gunfight with SWAT officers.At that time, it was considered the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.“The State of Florida will not tolerate hatred towards the LGBTQ and Hispanic communities, and as Floridians we stand united against terrorism and hate of any kind,” DeSantis said.He continued, “We will never forget the selflessness of those who risked their lives in the face of danger, nor the courage demonstrated by our law enforcement and first responders who were on the scene within minutes to provide assistance to the injured and victims of the shooting.”The governor is also directing all Florida residents to pause for a moment of silence at 9 a.m. Friday.last_img read more

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