Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is investigating a report of sexual assault committed late Friday night, according to an email sent to students at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.The reported assault occurred in a South Quad men’s residence hall, the email stated.The email was the fourth students received this school year to report a sex offense. The allegations mark the seventh sex offense reported to NDSP or other University officials during this academic year, according to information released in the NDSP’s Clery Report daily log.The email quoted “du Lac: A Guide to Student Life,” Notre Dame’s official policy book, and warned students of the risks of sexual assault as well as the standards of consent.“Sexual assault can happen to anyone,” the email stated. “Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must seek consent and not engage in sexual contact unless consent is given.“Students should maintain caution and awareness of their surroundings to avoid risks.“On college campuses, perpetrators are more likely to assault an acquaintance than a stranger. Being aware of your own safety and watching out for your friends are important steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual assault.“The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault. Nothing a survivor does or does not do is an excuse for sexual assault.”Tags: Clery Act, NDSP, sexual assault
US, Canada, Mexico discuss flu coordinationOfficials of the US, Mexican, and Canadian governments met in Mexico City Monday to map out cross-border communication and immigrations issues raised by the continuing spread of H1N1 flu, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States was represented by officials from DHS, the Departments of State and Agriculture, the Transportation Security Administration, and Customs and Border Protection.http://www.dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1254838543389.shtmOct 5 DHS press releaseCuba asks international help getting vaccineThe Cuban government has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization to help the country acquire H1N1 vaccine, saying the formula is too expensive for it to afford on its own. The island nation has officially recorded 468 cases of H1N1 flu but no deaths since the pandemic began.Tunisia prohibits hajj pilgrimagesThough some Muslim countries have taken measures to limit the number of people making the hajj pilgrimage to curb the spread of pandemic flu, Tunisia today became the first to bar its citizens from making the trip, Reuters reported today. The country’s religious affairs ministry said a vaccine would not arrive in time to vaccinate pilgrims for November travel. About 10,000 Tunisians typically make the trip every year.http://alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L6310491.htmOct 6 Reuters storyChina reports first pandemic flu deathChina’s health ministry has confirmed the nation’s first pandemic H1N1 death today, an 18-year-old woman from Tibet’s capital, Lhasa. The ministry said it has confirmed 21,453 cases of pandemic flu and that 78.7% of the patients have fully recovered. On Sep 21 China became the first nation to start vaccinating its people against the novel H1N1 virus.Study shows regional variance in pandemic responseIn the first several days after the WHO declared pandemic level 5 on Apr 29, Malaysians showed greater concern than their European counterparts but also more preparedness steps, according to a study released today. Forty-two percent of Malaysians and only 5% of Europeans said they were “very concerned” about the outbreak. Malaysians also ranked higher in reduced public transport use (48% to 22%), flight cancellations (56 % to 17%), and intent to buy protective equipment (41% to 15%).http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/9/166/abstractBMC Infect Dis study abstract
By Anne Taylor15 August 2013South African writer-director Neill Blomkamp blasted on to the scene in 2009 with his sci-fi apartheid parable, District 9. The dystopian movie set in a garnered four Oscar nominations – including Best Picture – and took in more than $200-million. His latest film, Elysium, is currently topping box offices around the world. Starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, as well as South African actor Sharlto Copley, as the villain in chief.“Elysium confirms the talent – for razory mayhem and shocking satire, for the crazed spectacle of future decay – that Blomkamp showcased in his amazing first feature, District 9. I’ve never forgotten that film’s images … In Elysium, Blomkamp comes up with sci-fi conceits that sear themselves into your imagination.” – Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman reviews South African director Neill Blomkamp’s recent box office hit for CNN.comNow it’s been announced that Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC have agreed to co-produce and co-finance Blomkamp’s next film, Chappie. According to Movieweb.com, Chappie tells the story of a robot with artificial intelligence that is stolen by two gangsters who want to use him for their own nefarious purposes.The film will star Copley as the voice of Chappie, with Ninja and Yolandi Visser, voices of the South African Zef counter-culture movement and members of rap-rave duo Die Antwoord, as the two gangsters. Blomkamp will direct the film from a script he co-wrote with Terri Tatchell.Don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait.
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has demanded the immediate inclusion of his State among those identified for on-the-spot assessment of flood situation by an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT).The Centre has listed 11 States that the IMCT will assess for flood damage, but Punjab does not find mention in it even though it has witnessed large-scale flooding in many areas following unprecedented rain, read an official statement.The Chief Minister expressed surprise over Punjab’s non-inclusion and has urged Union Home Minister Amit Shah to immediately rectify the situation.“Surprised on the exclusion of Punjab from the list of States to be visited by the Inter-Ministerial Central Team to assess losses in flood-affected areas in different States. Request HM @AmitShah ji to direct the Central Team to visit Punjab to assess the huge losses [sic.] ,” Capt. Amarinder tweeted.The IMCT was constituted by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in pursuance of a decision taken at a high- level committee meeting on August 19. The committee had decided to break away from the past practice of waiting for the affected State to submit a memorandum seeking central assessment.The IMCT has been mandated to visit the flood-affected States of Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala, for making final recommendations to the Central government for allocation of flood assistance to the flood-ravaged States, according to the statement.Capt. Amarinder pointed out that he had already written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek a special flood relief package of ₹1,000 crore to address losses resulting from floods in Punjab. As per initial calculations, it is estimated that the State has suffered damage worth ₹1,700 crore due to the floods.
Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ Popovich shrugged off his links to James.“His career is way bigger than he and Pop,” Popovich said with a laugh. “There’s a great respect that goes both ways, for sure. I love the guy. But I guess we’ve both been around for a while and competed a few times and we’ve each won and lost. But it’s never been an individual sort of thing. He’s always been a team guy and hopefully I’m the same way.”Following San Antonio’s 110-94 win over Cleveland, James said he appreciated Popovich’s words. He also intends to remain vocal about his beliefs.“For me as an athlete and for me as a role model, I just try to do my part to help these kids and the youth understand how important their lives are and they can become anything in this world,” James said. “No matter the negativity that may be going on around them, there’s always a brighter side. For me, while I have this platform, I will continue to do that and continue to lend my voice and lend my spirit and lend my inspiration to these kids, because I know exactly what they’re going through because I was one of them at one point in time not too long ago.“Pop is definitely one of my all-time favorite people that I’ve ever crossed paths with in my life.”ADVERTISEMENT Popovich said he’s never been around a player like James, who doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down at 33. And while Popovich marvels at James’ physical gifts, he’s more impressed by how the four-time MVP carries himself off the floor.James has had a major impact in Northeast Ohio with his community efforts. His foundation has supported kids in the Akron area to attend college tuition free, which is why Popovich was so put off by Ingraham’s remarks.“It’s kind of like the ‘Black Panther’ movie,” Popovich said. “How cool is that for kids to see that, to have that superhero? Well, LeBron’s been that for a long time. For somebody to be totally numb to that and attack him in such a childish way really speaks more volumes about that individual than it does LeBron. He’s very, very special. We should all be very proud that we have someone like that who’s willing to speak about a variety of topics and you listen to them all.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PSG striker Neymar off on stretcher after twisting ankle LATEST STORIES Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)CLEVELAND — San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich hopes LeBron James never stops speaking up.Long an admirer of Cleveland’s superstar, Popovich praised James for his activism and for being a role model to “millions” of kids. Popovich also defended James’ right to speak after he was recently criticized by Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham, who said the NBA’s most high-profile player should “shut up and dribble” after he criticized President Donald Trump.ADVERTISEMENT Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Read Next View comments Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “To me, when I heard about that, it was just an unbelievable show of arrogance for a talking head to try and tell someone else if they can speak, what they can speak about and when and where to do it,” Popovich said before the Spurs faced James and the Cavaliers. “It’s just ludicrous, but to not have a feel for who this guy is.“I mean, think about when he came into public view, how young was he? And to this day he hasn’t missed a step, he hasn’t fallen off the ledge and he’s been a brilliant example for millions of kids, especially kids with lesser opportunity and haven’t had the same advantages as others.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“They see in this guy somebody who has consistently exhibited excellence in the workplace and gives them a voice and lets them know that you can speak about anything.”James and Popovich have developed a strong bond during their years together, facing each other three times in the NBA Finals. Popovich also was an assistant coach when James played on the 2004 U.S. Olympic team. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC