Two years after inaugurating O’SNAP, student government and Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) are “rebranding” the campus shuttle service as SafeBouND. “What we found with O’SNAP was that people were abusing it as a party shuttle because of the golf carts,” student body vice president Becca Blais said. “What then happened, was that numbers were going up and up and up, not because students felt unsafe on campus, but because students wanted to take advantage of this free ride from one place to the next. We decided to bring it back to the safety aspect.”Joseph Han Student body president Corey Robinson said 16,000 students requested rides last year, just on the weekend. “The numbers from Sunday to Wednesday are very manageable, about 200 to 400 requests a week, but on the weekends it goes up to 600 or 700,” he said. SafeBouND will start at 9 p.m. every day, ending at 1:30 a.m. during the week and 3 a.m. on the weekends starting Thursday nights. The golf carts and minivan will only be available during the week; on weekends, SafeBouND will be a walking service. “We looked at the analytics from last year and those were the popular times,” NDSP captain of crime prevention, outreach and safety Tracy Skibins said. “Student government thought it was important we work around parietals as well.” The SafeBouND weekday hours are slightly shorter than the hours for O’SNAP, which went until 3 a.m.“With the numbers, cutting it back on the weekdays shouldn’t make much of a difference,” chief of staff for student government Michael Markel said. A “minimum of three and maximum of six” student walking pairs will be available on the weekends, Skibins said. To cut down on wait time, she said the pairs will be stationed at populated areas, like the library, LaFortune Student Center and Reckers, rather than being centered at Hammes-Mowbray Hall. “They have safety vests on that signify they work for SafeBouND, so you know they work for us,” Skibins said. “They also have a handheld radio that is in constant contact with our 911 dispatch center.”Robinson said the rebranding will help students realize the purpose of the service.“We think that since it will be a walking program during the weekend and the golf cart and van on the weekdays, it will be much more manageable,” Robinson said. “We think that will decrease numbers from that ‘party shuttle’ aspect and bring it down to the real issue at hand.”Blais said that by working so closely with NDSP, SafeBouND can “constantly” be adapted to fit the needs of the students. “We’re working to try to compliment SafeBouND with an off-campus safety program as well,” Robinson said. “We’re in the works for that, but our vision for down the road is to have an off campus safety program, which hopefully we can announce soon, partner and match up with campus safety and then we can have a more holistic view.”The program is open to the whole Notre Dame community, including faculty and students from Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross walking back to their campus. SafeBouND can be contacted through the ND Mobile app or by calling 574-631-5555.Both Skibins and Robinson said students also always have the option to call SafeBouND after hours to request a police or campus safety officer to assist them. “We’ll never turn anyone away,” Skibins said.Tags: NDSP, O’SNAP, SafeBouND, Student government, student safety
“Itonao-observe natin na tuloy-tuloy napaglindol na malalaki kasama na ’yungfissuring ay naghuhudyat na merontalagang magma na umaakyat pa sa Taal,”Bornas said. “Fissures appear and then the ground sinks after a largeeruption.” Bornas assured the public that thePhivolcs is continuously monitoring the volcano but has also reiterated that,at Alert Level 4, people should understand that an explosive eruption canhappen any time./PN “I think they (the residents near thevolcano) should have already evacuated. We would like to reiterate theenforcement of evacuation,” she added. Phivocs chief Mariton Bornas said that duringthe past volcanic eruptions, fissures and cracks on the roads appeared before amajor or explosive eruption. Fractures on the ground were seen thepast few days in various parts of Batangas, including the towns of Agoncillo,Lemery, San Nicolas, and Talisay. “The drop is caused by the vacuumcreated underground when the volcano discharges magma to the surface,” Bornas explained.“Magma cannot flow from the fissures. These are ground deformation features.” “Taal has been opened up. If there ismagma coming from beneath, it will be able to quickly ascend. There are no moreblockages,” she added. This could be a sign magma could berising from underground, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology(Phivolcs) said, warning a massive eruption remained possible within hours ordays. She recalled how historical accountsrecorded the 1911 explosion as starting out with low level activity in the maincrater on Jan. 27, followed by the appearance of fissures on Jan. 28. It was onJan. 30 that the big eruption happened. Bornas clarified that the presence offissures cannot predict an explosive eruption; only that it is an indicationthere is a large volume of magma movement. “The danger now is that while there islow surface activity in the volcano, the passage to the surface has alreadybeen cleared after hours of phreatic explosions during the first day,” Bornassaid. New fissures or cracks on the ground are spotted in several towns of Batangas amid the Taal Volcano’s possible hazardous explosive eruption, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. RAFFY TIMA/GMA NEWS MANILA – Cracks are emerging alongnational roads in Batangas province caused by the earthquakes and fissures inthe aftermath of the restive Taal Volcano.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Reuters) – Tim Southee and Matt Henry removed both England openers as New Zealand reduced the tourists to 39-2 and took control of the second Test by the close of play on the second day at Seddon Park in Hamilton yesterday.New Zealand had been dismissed for 375 about an hour after tea and hold a 336-run lead heading into the third day of a match that England need to win to level the two-Test series.Rory Burns was on 24 at the close of play, having survived two dropped catches, with captain Joe Root on six and looking uncomfortable at the crease as he battles with a precipitous drop in form over the last year.Opening batsman Dom Sibley was trapped in front by Southee for four to leave the tourists 11-1 before Joe Denly (four) was snapped up by wicketkeeper BJ Watling with a superb low catch off Henry to reduce them further to 24-2.England could have been even further in the mire at stumps with Burns dropped on 10 by Ross Taylor at first slip off Henry and again, from a more difficult chance, on 19 by Jeet Raval at midwicket off Southee.England’s pace attack had earlier dragged their side back into the game with a fiery spell of short-pitched bowling at New Zealand’s tail after Stuart Broad had broken a 124-run stand between debutant Daryl Mitchell (73) and Watling (55).“When I was sitting on zero I wasn’t that calm,” Mitchell said. “So it was nice to get a run and get started and the more time you spend out there the easier it does get.“But England bowled very well. They were very patient at times and built pressure and asked good questions.“We just had to grind it out for a period there and I was lucky enough to get a few runs.”New Zealand had been well set at 315-5 heading into tea before Broad removed first Test man-of-the-match Watling with the penultimate ball before the break.Broad then had Mitchell caught at deep fine leg by Jofra Archer about 20 minutes after play resumed in the final session.With the hosts’ bowlers prepared to take on the short-pitched deliveries, England quickly wrapped up the innings as mistimed shots from New Zealand’s batsmen ended up in the hands of the boundary fielders.NEW ZEALAND 1st inningsJeet Raval c Joe Root b Stuart Broad 5Tom Latham b Stuart Broad 105Kane Williamson c Joe Root b Chris Woakes 4Ross Taylor c Joe Root b Chris Woakes 53Henry Nicholls c Stuart Broad b Sam Curran 16BJ Watling c Rory Burns b Stuart Broad 55Daryl Mitchell c Jofra Archer b Stuart Broad 73Mitchell Santner c Chris Woakes b Jofra Archer 23Tim Southee c Ollie Pope b Chris Woakes 18Matt Henry not out 5Neil Wagner c Dominic Sibley b Sam Curran 0Extras (b-15, lb-3) 18Total: (all out, 129.1 overs) 375Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-39, 3-155, 4-182, 5-191, 6-315, 7-330, 8-357, 9-375.Bowling: Stuart Broad 28-7-73-4, Jofra Arche 28-8-75-1, Chris Woakes 31-6-83-2, Sam Curran 23.1-7-63-2, Ben Stokes 13-5-36-0.ENGLAND 1st inningsRory Burns not out 24Dominic Sibley lbw Tim Southee 4Joe Denly c BJ Watling b Matt Henry 4Joe Root not out 6Extras: (lb-1) 1Total: (two wkts, 18.0 overs) 39Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-24.Bowling: Tim Southee 8-1-24-1, Matt Henry 7-3-10-1,Neil Wagner 2-0-3-0, Daryl Mitchell 1-0-1.
Embed from Getty ImagesEden Hazard’s unselfish approach is a boost not a hindrance to his chances of being seen as the best player in the world, according to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.The Belgian attacker has scored a total of 15 goals in the Premier League and FA Cup so far this season.But the 26-year-old has sometimes been criticised for lacking a ruthless streak in front of goal.Hazard himself has said he needs to score more goals, while Cesc Fabregas recently said his Chelsea team-mate would challenge Lionel Messi for the tag of the world’s best player if he played more for himself.But Conte said Messi was far from a selfish player and Hazard does not need to change his mentality.The Italian added: “The first target for every great champion is to play for the team and to put your talents into the team. If you do this the team enjoys your talent.“The best players in the world without a team? It doesn’t exist.”Conte said that the idea a great player should be selfish made him “sad”.“This is not my idea of football,” he added. “I will never understand this. Never, ever.“In my team, I don’t want selfish players. I’d prefer to lose a game than have selfish players. I don’t want this and I can’t accept this. I don’t want this for my club.“One day will I buy a selfish player? Never.”See also:Cahill in line for Chelsea return’No sign’ of new Hazard deal Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A Placerville barber has realized the err of his ways and removed a doll of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick that had been hanging in a noose from his ceiling for two years.“I literally had no idea that I was offending people,” the tonsorial artist, who goes by Bowtie Barber, told FOX40 in Sacramento. “We have a hangman out here called George and so, you know, with the theme of hangtown I hung him. And it was wrong. It was absolutely wrong.”Placerville was once known as Old …
The setting: 12,000 feet over the choppy, menacing Pacific Ocean. A fictional, crippled TOPAC Airlines DC-4 descends, preparing for possible ditching. Aging girl-next-door Sally McKee turns to haunted nuclear scientist Donald Flaherty and blurts out, “I’m not going to run away anymore.”“What are you hiding from?” he shoots back.“Myself,” snaps Sally (she’s flying from Honolulu to San Francisco to consummate a pen-pal romance). “He’s a clean, wonderful man,” she continues. “He has a right to know what kind of person I am. I’m going to tell him,” she says, furiously rubbing off layers of facial make-up. “I’m not wonderful, not clean, not kind. Telling you these things is easy. You’re a stranger and I’ll never see you again.”The film, of course, is The High and The Mighty, the airline movie against which all others are measured. While John Wayne battles fate and edges his aircraft on to a safe landing, the real action is back in the cabin.Ah, there’s the essence of it: conversational confession on high, with few, if any, consequences. Although figures are elusive to non-existent, it’s anecdotally amazing how many people open up on airplanes, baring their souls to seatmates they’ll probably never see again. Driving the exchanges are passionate issues and pure proximity believes Marc Berman, a million-mile frequent flyer and licensed psychotherapist from the Boston area. “You’re strangers on an airplane,” he says. “I think it’s the anonymity of it…being in the same place, the same space.” Then there’s the absence of consequence. You’re able to vent emotion, to connect with someone “and know there are not going to be any ties going forward.”For some flyers, airliners are the perfect incubator for verbal intimacy between perfect strangers. Berman labels it a “protected environment.”Emotional triggersEmotion is often at the epicenter of such exchanges. Flying back from the West Coast to Hawaii after the death of her father, Jeanne, a long-time friend and colleague of mine, was sandpaper-sensitive, emotionally wrung out. So was her seatmate.The conversation, as virtually all do, started off casually enough. Jeanne remembers it began “with the usual question.” Her seatmate asked why she was going to Hawaii. Jeanne told her she was returning home after the death of her father on the Mainland. That really broke the ice. Out tumbled the reason her seatmate was headed for Hawaii. “Her husband (in the military) had attempted suicide and was in intensive care…For the next four hours, I learned her life story” remembers Jeanne.A father was dead; a husband’s life hung in the balance. Each woman took the other into her confidence, “dealing with death in the same odd fashion.”Unlike most such encounters, these two temporary seatmates kept in touch. When Jeanne e-mailed her to ask how things were going she wrote back that her husband had died. Jeanne agrees with the premise that the reason people talk to strangers on airplanes is, “They don’t think they will ever see the stranger ever again,” that nothing will come of the personally intimate conversation. Yet this time it did. And that’s unusual.Also unusual is exchanging names. Berman says it’s part of the code entailed in anonymous interaction. In this case, Jeanne – an innately compassionate person – broke both taboos.It’s amazing how many people face common challenges. The wife of a writing colleague of mine was on a flight to Los Angeles. Her seatmate was a candy company executive. They struck up a conversation about children. My colleague’s son was in his teens, beset by a learning disability and the disciplinary problems that can go along with it. By chance, her seatmate’s son had the same problem. “The discussion centered on how to deal with the situation,” remembers my friend. The seatmate’s advice was not to try to exert iron-willed control over her kid, that the goal is to give guidance, “to keep them in the race until they figure it out themselves.”“So,” says my friend, “that’s what we did.”It worked. The young man did figure it out himself. Today, “He makes a hell of a lot more money that I do,” smiles my colleague.Conversations leading to action perhaps aren’t as common as those which follow the “clean break principle.” As colleague Lisa Davis, a Chicago-based travel journalist says, people feel free “to discuss all their personal drama…because their seatmate has no influence on their lives. If you tell a friend, then there’s accountability. You have to answer to someone.”TimingEver notice how the chatter seems to pick up not too long before landing. Conversation can end up three ways: somebody puts their headphones on and politely turns away. They engage into soul-searching dialogue. Or, they exchange surface pleasantries and go about their own lives. It’s the latter – not dismissive, not intimate – that’s most common aloft.Berman believes the reason for that “is their no strings attached…no obligation to feel you have to continue to talk with somebody. Because the flight is over.” He says such a strategy avoids the deep-probe interchanges “where you feel, ‘Uh oh. If I open up a can of worms here I’m going to have to manage it.’”Location – the first class divideFate and timing factor into who talks and who doesn’t. So does where you sit. There’s not a lot of conversation up front, in the pointy end of the airplane. First class “is generally a very, very quiet place,” says David Marcontell, a high-mile aerospace executive. It’s one of those intuitively understood things. “It’s not because [business travelers] are not friendly,” he says. It’s because they’re there to work, unwind or relax. It’s their time; their space. The last thing they want is an intimate interchange.A globetrotting U.K. resident accedes he’s, “not very sociable.” When hurtling through the heavens, if a seatmate persists in trying to fire up a conversation he immediately starts talking about his job: compiling and analyzing statistics. “That normally stops them very quickly.”While coach may not be a veritable conversation pit, a lot more talk goes on in the back. “It’s a very different place,” says Marcontell. Behind the curtain, the aft of the airplane is a land inhabited by folks who often don’t fly as much. Marcontell says, “They are far more willing to talk about their sports teams, their families.” They’re excited about flying, in good spirits and want to share the experience. He contends such elbow-rubbing (literally), we’re-all-in-this-together ambience can “spawn some interesting conversations.”Unexpected encounters – welcome and otherwise Books are a way to break the monotony aloft, while keeping psychic intruders at bay. Business traveler and friend Marian Boyd was on a flight from Dallas/Fort Worth to New York JFK and looking forward to reading a mystery novel. A couple of times the guy sitting next to her made a comment or two, but Boyd smiled politely and succinctly and continued to read. “He took the hint and started reading his book.”As the flight approached JFK, the pilot put the aircraft into a holding pattern. That’s when Boyd noticed the book her seatmate was reading was in another language. She asked the man if it was a good read. The question broke the ice, leading to “one of the most interesting conversations I’d ever had,” remembers Boyd. The man sitting next to her was Astronaut Tom Stafford. He was on his way to the then Soviet Union for the Apollo-Soyuz space mission. “I was kicking myself,” for not having taken up his verbal invitation to speak earlier. For the next 45 minutes before the flight landed the Apollo astronaut “patiently and thoroughly answered every imaginable question I could possibly ask.”An in-flight encounter of a decidedly different kind befell Kathy, my wife and then-fiancé. On a flight from Atlanta to Dallas Love Field the guy in the seat next to her clumsily tried to strike up a conversation by asking, “Hey babe, what’s your sign (these were the late sixties folks). The one-sided conversation cascaded down hill from there, all two-and-a-half hours of the flight. Near the end of the trip he suggested they get together later for some “tea” – the decidedly illegal variety.The awkward silence was followed by another question. “What do you do?” he asked. Having just gotten a fellowship to study criminal justice Kathy responded to the guy by stretching the truth a tad. “I’m a narc (narcotics officer)” she shot back.The silence for the rest of the trip was deafening.Some passengers deliberately turn a deaf ear to those next to them. Others open up and let their souls be seen. Most merely exchange passing pleasantries. Either way, “people share some common social currency when they’re aloft,” says Marc Berman.The value of that currency can be as cheap, or precious, as you want. Just how you choose to redeem it is up to you.
Virtualization is now viewed as viable for companies of all sizes. VMware leads the market by a longshot but there are a number of vendors to choose from.PCWorld compared the leading virtualization vendors in a five-part series that ran earlier this month.Overall, VMware leads the group of vendors, which included Citrix Xen Server; Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2; Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2 and VMware VSphere.But PCWorld says the gap is closing fast. All are viable in a production environment. The largest of companies still see virtualization as the best option but small and mid-sized companies have options to choose from as seen in this feature chart that PCWorld posted: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#Virtualization alex williams Microsoft is VMware’s closest competitor. PCWorld:Among the three challengers, Microsoft Hyper-V comes closest to VMware vSphere in overall management functionality. However, whereas VMware, Red Hat, and Citrix combine virtualization host and VM management in a single management server, Microsoft spreads the functions across multiple System Center tools. Hyper-V’s advanced capabilities come at the cost of additional overhead, configuration, and complexity for administrators.That last sentence sums up the challenges to those considering virtualization. It’s no longer the cost that should keep customers from adopting virtualization. Instead, it’s the expertise required that should become one of the biggest considerations. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market