Student government meets with South Bend police

first_imgTwo meetings in the past week between student government, the University and local law enforcement were part of ongoing communication between these groups, student body president Catherine Soler said. Soler said improvements made since the number of arrests spiked in August and September have been extensive, but student complaints have warranted dialogue with police. “I think we’ve come a long way, and I think that’s evident speaking with students involved in incidents and speaking with police,” Soler said. “We do have some questions about things that happened and [police] are doing some investigation on their part.” Soler and chief of staff Nick Ruof met with South Bend Police Chief Capt. Jeff Rynearson Friday night. Tuesday, Soler, Ruof and student body vice president Andrew Bell met with the chiefs of both Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) and South Bend Police Department (SBPD) as well as the St. Joseph County’s Sheriff’s Department and members of University administration including Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Doyle and Vice President for Public Affairs Tim Sexton. “Everyone in the room had the same goals, keeping the students safe, keeping the community safe,” Soler said. “Everyone was genuinely interested in not only making things better but maintaining it.” Soler said the talks highlighted the steps taken on both sides of the issue: Students are making better decisions and police are being more consistent in enforcement. “Capt. Rynearson of SBPD said he’d seen a noticeable difference in student behavior since the fall,” she said. “Not necessarily less parties but just being smarter, which is a good thing for everyone. “At the party at Irish Row, the police set a limit, .05 [blood alcohol content] or above would be taken to jail and below would be cited. Which is good because at least there’s expectations and standards.” Soler said while alcohol-related student arrests and citations still occur, the police have made strides in their execution. “In terms of respect and professionalism we’ve come really far,” she said. “We see a lot less antagonism and students don’t feel as targeted. The police [leaders] definitely expressed that [other officers] had been instructed to ensure that that’s not the attitude that comes off when they interact with students.” At the meeting the representatives also discussed improving relevant student programming, Soler said. “We talked a lot about programming we can do at the beginning of the year,” she said. “Not only alcohol education but a lot of safety stuff.” As improving police relations has been a major part of the Soler and Bell’s efforts as student government leaders, Soler hopes that communications continue to improve. “Up until this year, students didn’t really have an opportunity to meet with the police [through student government],” she said. “We all agree this communication should continue to happen in the future, that it’s been a catalyst on both sides.”last_img read more

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May 7, 2019 Police Blotter

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Newzoo latest: Global esports revenues up 38% year on year

first_imgThe latest report and market assessment on esports from Newzoo has hit the shelves today. The headline figure is that global revenues for 2018 are predicted to hit $906m (£650.7m), which is a serious increase of 38% year on year. This is anticipated to climb to $1.65bn (£1.18bn) by 2021. For those who care to read beneath the headlines, the key takeaway is that a whopping 56% of these revenues are from China and North America, with these regions alone predicted to generate $506m (£363.4m). Of these North America is unsurprisingly the larger of the two, accounting for $345m (£247.8m). Have you ever wondered how many ‘esports enthusiasts’ there are? Newzoo estimates that by the end of 2018 there’ll be 165 million of them worldwide, which is 15.2% more such enthusiasts than planet earth had last year. It also estimates that by 2021 there’ll be 250 million of them. There is of course a far larger esports audience; that’ll reach 380 million this year and that’s up 13.5% from 2017. But how do you define an ‘esports enthusiast’? Is it whether they can name the past five TI winners and recite every title in which Fnatic currently maintain a roster? Not quite. Esports enthusiasts are defined as ‘people who watch professional esports content more than once a month’. Occasional viewers are ‘people who watch professional esports content less than once a month’, whilst the esports audience is these two combined.The report also states that their definition of ‘esports enthusiast’ has changed. Previously it also included people who ‘actively compete in amateur online competitive gaming leagues or tournaments, such as ESL Play, Toornament, and FACEIT’.  But, Newzoo noted that ‘a meaningful number’ of these highly engaged competitive gamers don’t follow pro esports as viewers and so changed tact this time around to ‘provide a sharper focus’. Newzoo also looks at the important question of how much these enthusiasts are worth. The ‘global average annual revenue per Esports Enthusiast’ will be $5.49 this year. Following in tandem with the across stats, this is also up from 2017 when it was a mere $4.58 meaning this has seen a 20% increase.Brands are expected to invest $694m (£498.5m) in the esports industry, which is 77% of the total market. This is expected to continue on its upward growth trajectory and reach $1.4 billion by 2021, which’ll representing 84% of total esports revenues.Any guesses on the amount of major esports events in 2017? Newzoo calculated a total of 588 which generated $59m (£42.3m) in ticket revenues, up from $32m (£22.9m) in 2016.Newzoo CEO, Peter Warman stated: “As a consumer phenomenon, esports continues to grow its huge base of passionate fans across the globe. As a business, esports is now entering a new and critical phase towards maturity. Big investments have been made, new league structures have been launched, sponsorship budgets have moved from experimental to continuous, and international media rights trade is starting to heat up. At the same time, player salaries have soared and the esports ecosystem and viewership hours still very much rely on a select number of globally operating teams and game franchises. Profitability and return on investment is, for many organizations at the heart of the esports economy, a challenge.He continued: “An industry survey performed by Newzoo late last year found that the majority of respondents from teams expect esports to take another five to 10 years to mature fully as a business. The same research showed that brands and agencies expect the ecosystem to be fully professionalized in three to five years. This illustrates the current status of the market: great expectations from outside and more conservative views from people within. This year will be pivotal in determining the pace at which esports becomes the global multi-billion-dollar business we all envisage. This year, we anticipate global esports sponsorship and advertising revenues to surpass half a billion dollars. Considering the media exposure esports has created, this is still a relatively small amount.”Key takeaways from the reportGlobal esports revenues will reach $906 million in 2018, a year-on-year growth of +38.2%. By 2021 this is predicted to hit $1.65bn Brands will invest $694 million in the esports industry, 77% of the total market. This will grow to $1.4 billion by 2021, representing 84% of total esports revenues. The number of Esports Enthusiasts worldwide will reach 165 million in 2018, a year-on-year growth of +15.2%. This is expected to reach 250 million by 2021. The total Esports Audience will reach 380 million this year, a year-on-year growth of +13.5%. This is expected to reach 557 million by 2021. The global average annual revenue per Esports Enthusiast will be $5.49 this year. This is up by 20% from $4.58 in 2017.In 2017, there were 588 major esports events that generated an estimated $59 million in ticket revenues, up from $32 million in 2016.The total prize money of all esports events held in 2017 reached $112 million, breaking the $100 million mark for the first year.The League of Legends World Championship was the most watched event on Twitch in 2017 with 49.5 million hours. It also generated $5.5 million in ticket revenues.Any interested data hungry readers can get their mitts on a free light version of the report by clicking here. Esports Insider says: More esports industry insight from Newzoo, who state that in 2018 they’ll carry out research in over 28 countries and cover over 60,000 consumers. A number of points made here are worth exploring in considerably more depth, and stay tuned as we aim to do just that. Across the board though there’s seemingly much cause for excitement, and if the trajectory of esports revenues is at all accurate then we’re in for a thrilling few years.last_img read more

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Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting lineup for F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

first_imgAnother week, another Grand Prix at Silverstone, another pair of Mercedes at the front of the Formula 1 field. This time, though, Lewis Hamilton is not the driver who will start an F1 race in Great Britain on the pole.In a bit of an upset, Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas stole the No. 1 starting spot for Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. He did so with a blazing final lap in Saturday’s third qualifying session, barely edging Hamilton’s previously fastest lap time by 0.063 seconds. “Yes!”Career pole No. 1️⃣3️⃣ for @ValtteriBottas#F170 🇬🇧 #F1 pic.twitter.com/gX2eAm7MlE— Formula 1 (@F1) August 8, 2020Hamilton won last week’s British Grand Prix at the same track, one of the fastest on the Formula 1 schedule. Bottas likely would have finished second if not for tire trouble. Both Mercedes drivers ran medium tire compounds as they took the top to starting spots for this week’s race.The drivers who qualified third and fourth for Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone, Nico Hulkenberg and Max Verstappen, respectively, did so on soft tires.Below are the complete qualifying results and the starting lineup for Sunday’s F1 race, the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.Formula 1 starting lineup for F1 70th Anniversary Grand PrixThe Mercedes of Bottas and Hamilton, the top two starters for Sunday’s F1 race, have been the dominant cars all season. Hamilton holds a 30 point lead over Bottas in the championship points standings.Hulkenberg’s third-place run in qualifying is impressive, as he is filling in for Sergio Perez as the Racing Point driver battles COVID-19. Below is the complete starting lineup for Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone.Pos.Driver1.Valtteri Bottas2.Lewis Hamilton3.Nico Hulkenberg4.Max Verstappen5.Daniel Ricciardo6.Lance Stroll7.Pierre Gasly8.Charles LeClerc9.Alexander Albon10.Lando Norris11.Esteban Ocon12.Sebastian Vettel13.Carlos Sainz14.Romain Grosjean15.George Russell16.Daniil Kvyat17.Kevin Magnussen18.Nicholas Latifi19.Antonio Giovinazzi20.Kimi RäikkönenWhat channel is the F1 race on Sunday?Race: 70th Anniversary Grand PrixDate: Sunday, Aug. 9TV channel: ESPNLive stream: Watch ESPN, fuboTVEither ESPN or ESPN2 will broadcast all 2020 F1 races in the United States using Sky Sports’ feed. All F1 races on ESPN and ESPN2 air commercial-free, and all practice sessions and qualifying air live and in replay across ESPN platforms.In addition, ESPN Deportes serves as the exclusive Spanish-language home for all 2020 F1 races in the U.S.What time does the F1 race start Sunday?Date: Sunday, Aug. 9Start time: 9:10 a.m. ETThe 9:10 a.m. ET start time for Sunday’s race means it will start at 3:10 p.m. local time. ESPN’s broadcast starts five minutes earlier at 9:05 a.m. ET.Because nine of the 12 F1 races currently confirmed on the 2020 schedule will take place in Western Europe, expect similar Formula 1 start times for the next couple months.Formula 1 live streamFor those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are four major OTT TV streaming options that carry ESPN — fuboTV, Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. Of the four, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.fuboTV (free trial)SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)AT&T NowFor those who do have a cable or satellite subscription but are not in front of a TV, Formula 1 races in 2020 can be streamed live via phones, tablets and other devices on the ESPN app with authentication. Formula 1 schedule 2020F1 in July released an update to what is now a 13-race schedule that runs through at least the end of October, though the organization hopes run to a total of 15-18 races before the season ends in December.”We currently expect the opening races to be closed events, but hope fans will be able to join our events again when it is safe to do so,” F1 said in June. “The health and safety of all involved will continue to be priority number one, with Formula 1 and the FIA having a robust and detailed plan to ensure our races maintain the highest level of safety with strict procedures in place.”Below is the current confirmed Formula 1 schedule for 2020.DateRaceCourseStart time (ET)TV channelWinnerJuly 5Austrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9:10 a.m.ESPNValtteri BoltasJuly 12Styrian Grand PrixRed Bull Ring9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonJuly 19Hungarian Grand PrixHungaroring9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonAug. 2British Grand PrixSilverstone9:10 a.m.ESPNLewis HamiltonAug. 970th Anniversary Grand PrixSilverstone9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDAug. 16Spanish Grand PrixCircuit de Catalunya9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDAug. 30Belgian Grand PrixSpa-Francorchamps9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 6Italian Grand PrixMonza9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 13Tuscan Ferrari 1000 Grand PrixMugello9:10 a.m.ESPNTBDSept. 27Russian Grand PrixSochi Autodrom7:10 a.m.ESPNTBDOct. 11Eifel Grand PrixNurburgringTBDESPNTBDOct. 25Portuguese Grand PrixAlgarve International Circuit TBDESPNTBDNov. 1Emilia Romagna Grand PrixAutodromo Enzo e Dino FerrariTBDESPNTBDlast_img read more

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NBA: Kenyon Martin apologizes to Jeremy Lin for ‘racial remark’ about his hair

first_imgMos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up His choice of new hairstyle caught the ire of retired NBA forward Kenyon Martin who accused the Harvard graduate of “wanting to be black.” MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lin quipped back with a reverent response, claiming he did it out of respect for the black culture and also pointed out Martin’s tattoo bearing Chinese characters.In a video uploaded by TMZ, the 14-year NBA veteran apologized to Lin, but claimed his new hairdo still looked ridiculous.He also explained that his comments were supposed to be light-hearted, but was eventually blown out of proportion by some netizens.“This was never meant to be racial. It was thought of as what would’ve been done in our locker room,” Martin said in a separate report from Sports Illustrated. “It would’ve been jokes. We would’ve been making jokes.”The one-time NBA All-Star added that Lin is a grown man who could style his hair whichever he pleased.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin is perhaps best known for two things: his daredevil drives to the hoop and his penchant for rocking multiple hairstyles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 29-year-old Asian-American point guard recently unveiled his boldest choice yet—a set of bushy dreadlocks, which is most often sported by African-American athletes.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img DAY6 is for everybody “He has the right to rock any hairstyle he wants. It got out of control. It wasn’t meant to be anything more than banter,” he explained.“Jeremy is an athlete and I would hope he understood that this was in fun and not to offend and as long as he’s not offended that’s all that matters. I wish him well.”Martin added that he already reached out to Lin personally, but continues to receive negative comments from people online.“People were sending messages to my son. Like, no. Say whatever to me and about me. I have thick skin. I know what my intentions were,” Martin said. “But then those are the things that are coming across. You n**ga this. Your n**ga that.”Aside from his Player’s Tribune piece about cultural appropriation, Lin also detailed the matter further to Brooklyn Nets reporter Anthony Puccio.  Khristian Ibarrola /raJeremy Lin spoke extensively about Kenyon Martin’s comments after the game: pic.twitter.com/JaDH1Du8V0— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) October 6, 2017 View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson NBA: Warriors to repeat as champs, LeBron to win MVP, GM survey says Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next How to help the Taal evacueeslast_img read more

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