first_imgAs the Indiana State Excise Police continue their Intensified College Enforcement (ICE) initiative in South Bend, their officers made more than 14 times as many arrests during the Michigan game weekend than the first home football weekend against Purdue. Excise officers arrested 72 individuals on 99 charges Friday and Saturday, according to a press release issued by public information officer Corporal Travis Thickstun this week. The officers arrested five people on nine charges during the home football game against Purdue on Sept. 8. On Friday, excise officers arrested 31 people on 46 charges, the release stated. Those arrests included 18 adults who were furnishing alcohol to a minor. During tailgating around campus Saturday, officers arrested 41 people on 53 charges. Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) also reported seven arrests on various charges in the Stadium on Saturday. The majority of the individuals charged by the Excise Police were minors for illegal consumption or possession of alcohol, the release stated. Eight of those 45 individuals charged were less than 18 years old. “Excise officers also cited six minors for possession of false ID,” the release stated. “Two people were arrested for public intoxication, two for resisting law enforcement and one on a drug-related charge.” Other citations included juvenile in possession of tobacco, disorderly conduct, false informing, false government ID and various traffic violations. Student body president Brett Rocheleau said students should be honest and respectful if approached by a police officer. “If anyone gets approached by a police officer, please be respectful and comply,” Rocheleau said. “I know there are some instances where people got tickets for refusing to cooperate or handing over a fake ID.” Student government hosted a safety summit with local and state police officers at the beginning of the school year to inform students about how to interact with law enforcement. Officers from the Excise Police were present at that summit. Rocheleau said he also sent emails to the student body to advise them on staying safe off campus and during game weekends. “From the different stories we heard about the ICE program that they had enacted [at Notre Dame] and seeing that [Indiana University] and [Purdue University] had also been visited by Excise Police, I anticipated them coming to campus, which is why we tried to sort of warn the student body by sending out the emails to every student if they’re underage to watch out for the Excise Police, to make sure they’re being responsible and safe … [and] informing students that if they are underage they should not be consuming alcohol,” he said. The release from Thickstun cited several instances of students who were uncooperative when dealing with excise officers. Thickstun could not be reached for further comment on the weekend’s arrests. “A male juvenile ran from officers as they were speaking with a group of people in the tailgate lots,” the release stated. “He was caught and found to have a [blood alcohol content] of .07 percent. He was cited and was released to his mother after she was cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor. “Another male was arrested after giving a false Pennsylvania driver’s license and other false information to officers. He had a [blood alcohol content] of .16 percent and will face charges for illegal consumption, false informing and possession of false ID.” Rocheleau said Excise officers do not always book individuals into jail when they make arrests. Rather, they issue drinking tickets and citations, though they can issue multiple charges at one time for different offenses. “Excise uses the word ‘arrest’ in terms of a ticket,” Rocheleau said. “While there could have been students incarcerated … a lot of it depends on the circumstances and how the student has been interacting with police.” Indiana State Excise Police, a division of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, added Notre Dame to their ICE initiative this year. The new program targets college campuses to reduce underage drinking, and Excise officers also have a presence at five other universities in the state, including Butler University, Indiana University and Purdue University. Rocheleau said the Excise officers will continue to have a presence in the South Bend area, even during the upcoming bye weekend and away game weekends. “They are focused on liquor stores as well as bars,” he said. “They want to make sure that no one underage is going into liquor stores and bars on non-football weekends.” While excise police have upped the number of arrests in the area and reported evasive student behavior during tailgating, Rocheleau said he has heard of only positive interactions between students and South Bend Police Department and St. Joseph County Police Department officers. He encouraged any students with complaints about treatment from police to contact him directly. Rocheleau meets with representatives from those local law enforcement agencies and Excise Police three times each year. “Their message is basically if you’re under the age of 21, you should not be consuming alcohol, going into liquor stores or going into bars,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgA burglary occurred at a student residence in the 400 block of N. Frances Street last week, according to an email from the Off Campus Council sent Saturday. The email stated that the crime took place between 3 p.m. on Nov. 26 and 2 p.m. Dec. 1. The burglar gained entry by unknown means, there were no signs of force and the house’s rear door was found unlocked.   Two flat screen televisions, an Xbox 360, an unknown amount of U. S. currency and an iPad mini were taken, the email stated. Suspect information is not available. For more information on crime prevention and ways to reduce the risk of crime, the Off Campus Council said students should visit the Notre Dame Security Police website or consult the live crime map of Notre Dame, South Bend and Mishawaka available at www.crimereports.comlast_img read more

first_imgThe “Middle” singer took home three trophies at the CMAs on Wednesday, November 11: Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.Morris used her last acceptance speech of the night to shout-out Black female musicians in country music who weren’t nominated or performing at the awards show.- Advertisement – Confidence boost. Maren Morris admitted she doesn’t always feel accepted in the country music industry, but her big night at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards made her feel less insecure.The “Bones” singer, 30, got candid about her self-doubt via Twitter on Friday, November 13.- Advertisement – “I want to give recognition to, because I’m just a fan of their music, and they’re as country as it gets,” she said. “I just want them all to know how much we love them back and just check out their music after this. It’s Linda Martell, Yola, Mickey Guyton, Rissi Palmer, Brittney Spencer, Rhiannon Giddens.”Morris added, “There are so many amazing Black women that pioneered and continue to pioneer this genre, and I know they’re going to come after me, and they’ve come before me, but you’ve made this genre so, so beautiful. I hope you know that we see you. Thank you for making me so inspired as a singer in this genre.”Maren Morris Says She Gets Hurt When People Claim Shes Not CountryMaren Morris attends The 54th Annual CMA Awards on November 11, 2020 in Nashville’s Music City Center. ABCThe Texas native has been bonding over music with her 7-month-old son, Hayes, with whom she shares with husband Ryan Hurd. In March, Morris reacted after Hozier tweeted a video of a crying infant calming down after hearing her song “The Bones.”“This is too much for words,” she replied. “I will say, the same thing doesn’t work for my baby. 😂😂😂.”During her pregnancy, the “80s Mercedes” singer even attempted to go into labor by dancing to Harry Belafonte‘s “Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora)” in an Instagram video. “Harry Belafonte issuing an eviction notice for this baby. 👶🏻,” she captioned the clip.However, the first-time mom isn’t planning on filtering her music just because she’s now a parent. “I am always going to say ‘s–t’ in songs probably,” she told E! News earlier this month.Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! “Coming down from the other night. I am still in awe,” she tweeted. “Thank you to my friends and family, my fans and my Nashville peers for this honor.”Morris added that people’s negative comments about her place in country music affect her, but her success has helped her feel better.“I still can get hurt when people claim I’m ‘not country’ but when I stood there accepting@cma Song of the Year, I realized it is much harder to forge your own path & sound than attempt to be a knock off of someone who’s already pioneered the genre,” she continued. “Thank you for accepting me.”Maren Morris Says She Gets Hurt When People Claim Shes Not CountryCourtesy Maren Morris/Twitter- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgNov 10, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Scattered shortages of influenza vaccine have occurred this fall in the face of increased demand, but everyone who wants a shot should be able to get one before long, the nation’s top disease-control official said today.At least 71 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed so far, and another 10 million to 12 million will likely be shipped by the end of this month, said Dr Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”We might actually end up with the most ever influenza vaccine for the country,” she said at a teleconference from Atlanta this afternoon. That could happen if 81 million doses have been distributed by the end of November and production continues into December, as it often does, she explained.Some clinics and companies have had trouble getting doses, in part because Chiron Corp. has not been able to produce as much or as fast as expected, Gerberding said.But with distribution continuing, “People still have many opportunities to get vaccine,” she said.Market forces mostly determine the flow of flu vaccine, and the CDC doesn’t own much vaccine itself, Gerberding said. However, “We’re getting about 800,000 doses of vaccine from Chiron at the end of November” and will use it to alleviate spot shortages, she added.She also said local health departments are working with healthcare providers to make sure people at highest risk for flu complications can get their shots.Current flu activity is less than at this time last year, with most states reporting sporadic cases or none at all, Gerberding said.But demand for vaccine is probably higher than it was last year, though the CDC doesn’t have any solid data yet, she reported. The increase may be driven by last year’s vaccine shortages and by the current heavy publicity about H5N1 avian flu and the threat of a flu pandemic, she said.The seasonal flu vaccine would not protect people from a new pandemic strain, but media coverage of the pandemic issue reminds people of the importance of flu and may motivate them to seek vaccination, Gerberding said.Vaccine doses distributed so far include about 55 million doses from Sanofi Pasteur, 7.5 million from GlaxoSmithKline, 1 million from MedImmune, and 8 million from Chiron, she reported.”We expect 10 to 12 million more doses by the end of November,” including some from Sanofi, MedImmune, and Chiron, she said.Gerberding said her own mother had called her to ask for advice after she was unable to get a flu shot from her doctor. Gerberding asked if there were any flu cases in the community, and when her mother said no, she advised her to wait until her doctor gets some vaccine, rather than traveling elsewhere to get a shot.Eventually, President Bush’s plan to increase domestic flu vaccine production and spur new production technologies should help eliminate seasonal flu vaccine shortages, Gerberding said. Those proposals are part of the pandemic preparedness strategy announced by Bush last week.”In the long run the solution is in sight,” she said. “We wish we had that solution today; we’re sorry that we don’t. But this year, unlike last year, we expect many more doses of flu vaccine. Be patient, check with your physician—you may be able to get your shot a little later this month.”See also:Transcript of Nov 10 CDC teleconferencehttp://www.cdc.gov/media/transcripts/t051110.htmlast_img read more

first_imgNational property listings rose in March, according to SQM Research.THERE has been a surge in properties hitting the market in Brisbane, as homeowners head for the exit in a bit to take profits.The number of homes for sale in Brisbane rose 6.9 per cent to 31,619 in March, according to the latest figures from SQM Research. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE New houses under construction for sale in a suburb in Melbourne.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoThat’s more than the national average, with residential listings increasing 6.3 per cent last month.But Sydney was the standout, with listings jumping 11.8 per cent from February to be up a whopping 23 per cent compared to a year ago as home sellers try to escape the city’s housing slowdown.SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher attributed the rise to homeowners taking advantage of price gains in recent years to sell their properties before any correction in the property market hurts the value of their homes. COUPLE’S $43K-A-MONTH REAL ESTATE COUP 1920S WATERFRONT QUEENSLANDER HITS MARKET MORTGAGE RELIEF AS RATES STAY ON HOLD SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher.“We also had a longer month in March compared to February, so we have seen a jump in property listings,” Mr Christopher said.Asking prices for houses in Brisbane also increased, with vendors now wanting $616,600 for a house — 0.5 per cent more than they did a month ago.But asking prices for units in the city fell 0.2 per cent to $379,800.last_img read more

first_img The Toffees have spent the week soul-searching after their devastating loss to Wigan in the FA Cup quarter-finals but they looked back to their best in a fiery Barclays Premier League clash at Goodison Park. Kevin Mirallas had a goal harshly disallowed before Osman scored from long range after 32 minutes and the Toffees held on despite the dismissal of Steven Pienaar and made sure through Jelavic in injury time. Leon Osman and Nikica Jelavic struck as 10-man Everton responded to their critics to claim a 2-0 win and deliver a potentially fatal blow to Manchester City’s title hopes. All the urgency came from Everton as they demonstrated a hunger and desire they failed to show last week. Marouane Fellaini, himself subject of plenty of criticism this week, left no one in doubt as to his desire with a crunching challenge on James Milner. The downside for him and Everton was that it earned a 10th booking of the season and a two-match suspension. City were slow to respond and thought they had been punished in the 13th minute when Kevin Mirallas lashed the ball into the net after Osman returned a clearance into the visitors’ box. Much to City’s relief, a flag had been raised for offside but replays suggested the decision was an extremely harsh one. Everton were frustrated not to get a free-kick when Sylvain Distin was knocked over by Gareth Barry in a challenge and the City midfielder was caught soon after by Pienaar, who earned his first yellow. Aleksandar Kolarov was the next to be booked after up-ending Osman, whose next significant contribution was to fire the Toffees ahead. The midfielder, whose form earned another England call-up this week, took a square ball from Seamus Coleman 25 yards out and struck a first-time shot which swerved viciously away from Joe Hart. Everton went close again when Osman had a volley deflected over from a corner and the feisty atmosphere of the first half returned when Pienaar caught Javi Garcia and was shown his second yellow card. City continued to press and had an opportunity when a Carlos Tevez shot struck Fellaini’s arm in the box, but a free-kick outside the area was awarded and Kolarov struck the wall. Everton rode out the storm and broke away in injury time through Fellaini, who rolled wide for Jelavic to beat Hart with a deflected shot. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more