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Leprechaun Legion expands to all athletic clubs

first_imgNotre Dame’s student body has always been a spirited group, but this year, the Leprechaun Legion is making changes that they hope will improve the overall atmosphere of all sporting events. “Our goal is to try to find different ways to get students to come to games,” Matthew Cunningham, president of Leprechaun Legion, said.  “We want to keep them entertained and engaged and loud and to create kind of a home field advantage.” To encourage maximum participation from the student body, the Legion has recently decided to expand itself so that every sport will have its own loud, boisterous student section. “The Legion last year focused on basketball,” vice president, Kristen Stoutenburgh, said. “It’s historically been men’s basketball so we expanded to encompass not just the student section at basketball games but also the student section at all sporting events. “Every student on campus is part of the Leprechaun Legion.” But for those who want to be more involved in the Legion than simply attending various athletic contests, new changes in the organization’s leadership structure will provide a way. The Leprechaun Legion board is comprised of an executive council, board leaders, marketing members, and the board of student representatives. Essentially, the board will work to find areas in which the student section can improve, Cunningham said. “We have weekly meetings and we talk Notre Dame athletics about how to make them the best that they can possibly be,” Stoutenburgh said. “There are also individual sports committees, which take charge of the student section for their particular sport.  Any student can join a sports committee.” “I think we have a great student section,” Cunningham said.  “I think part of the reason people come to Notre Dame is the great athletic programs.  But we can do better.” He noted that last year’s decision to add music to the football games as an example. “It added a great dimension to the stadium atmosphere,” Cunningham said. Other things like the Leprechaun Legion shirts, which were distributed at several sporting events early in the year, serve to bring the student body together as a united force, Stoutenburgh said. “They’re not just there to watch.  They’re there to be a fan and support their team,” she said. The bigger, more excited student sections will unite fans, but they will also lend support to the athletes. “We want to be the best, not only for our own enjoyment but also to support the players and the coaches,” Stoutenburgh said.  “Athletes know the Legion stands behind them.” The energy the student section generates can play a crucial role in Notre Dame games. “Coaches will say ‘Yeah, the crowd was great today, it really gave us a boost when we needed it,’” Cunningham said. “That’s what we’re trying to do here ­­- give the students and coaches that extra energy.” In the end, the Leprechaun Legion serves two purposes.  It is a voice for the student body within the athletic department and it brings fans and athletes together. “There’s not that big separation between us,” Stoutenburgh said.  “We’re all one team.” For more information on the Leprechaun Legion, email legion@nd.edu with your name and sport of interest.last_img read more

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Migrant protection agency thwarts illegal dispatch of workers to Cambodia

first_imgThe Agency for the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BP2MI) has thwarted an illegal dispatch of potential Indonesian migrant workers to Cambodia.The operation was carried out following a report from one of the workers on Tuesday to the agency’s crisis center, BP2MI head Benny Rhamdani said. The worker reported that they would be sent to Cambodia from Kualanamu International Airport in Medan, North Sumatra.“One worker reported to the BP2MI and explained about the illegal departure,” Benny said on Friday as quoted by kompas.com. Read also: Govt repatriates dozens of migrant workers stranded in Saudi ArabiaUpon receiving the report, the Medan BP2MI coordinated with the local police to secure the migrant workers, consisting of three people, from Padang Sidempuan City of North Sumatra, two people from Singkawang City of West Kalimantan and one person from Batuampar District of West Kalimantan.During the investigation by the National Police’s human trafficking task force, the workers said they were offered to work in Cambodia by their relatives and promised a job with a monthly salary of Rp 4 million (US$268) and a $250 meal allowance.Benny said all documents, tickets and $60,000 had been confiscated by the National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) for further investigation.He added that the migrant workers would be sent to their respective homes. (aly) Topics :last_img read more

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OOCL Adds Fifth G Class Boxship to Its Fleet

first_imgHong Kong-based container shipping company OOCL has introduced another ambassador of world trade, the OOCL Scandinavia.The vessel is the fifth one in the company’s series of six G Class containerships on order at South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industry (SHI) shipyard.With a capacity to carry 21,413 TEU containership, OOCL Scandinavia will be joining its sister vessels the OOCL Hong Kong, OOCL Germany, OOCL Japan and OOCL United Kingdom on OOCL’s LL1 service, linking major markets in China and Northern Europe.The 191,317 dwt ship will have the following port rotation: Shanghai / Ningbo / Xiamen / Yantian / Singapore / via Suez Canal / Felixstowe / Rotterdam / Gdansk / Wilhelmshaven / Felixstowe / via Suez Canal / Singapore / Yantian / Shanghai in a 77-day round trip.“The incredible work that has gone into the construction of this massive containership before us is the perfect embodiment of what teamwork means and how business collaboration can achieve wonders,” CC Tung, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said.Image Courtesy: OOCLlast_img read more

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Roundup

first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety incident report summary between Thursday, Sept. 6 and Friday, Sept. 7. Crimes against propertyat 6:47 p.m. on Sept. 6, DPS officers responded to a report of a suspect attempting to extort money from a student at Parking Structure B in exchange for the return of her stolen phone. The officers detained the suspect for questioning and during their investigation determined that the student had offered money for the return of her phone. The phone was returned to the student and the suspect was released because of insufficient evidence of a crime having occurred.Miscellaneous incidentsat 1:35 A.m. on Sept. 7, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated student who passed out in a parking lot at Cardinal Gardens. The student was incoherent when contacted by the officers, so an LAFD Rescue Ambulance unit was requested. RA Unit #13 responded and examined the student, then transported her to California Hospital for medical treatment.at 1:10 A.m. on Sept. 7, DPS officers responded to a report of an intoxicated student at 1119 28th St. in need of assistance. The student was conscious and coherent when contacted by the officers and they concluded that he was not in need of medical treatment. The student was then released into the care of a friend and transported home.at 12:41 A.m. on Sept. 7, DPS officers responded to an intoxicated student who was vomiting at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. The student was conscious and coherent when contacted by the officers, and she declined medical treatment. The student was then released into the care of a friend and transported home.at 12:38 A.m. on Sept. 7, DPS officers on routine patrol observed an intoxicated student lying on the grass outside the Theta Xi fraternity. When they contacted her they determined that she was suffering from possible alcohol poisoning. An LAFD RA unit was requested and Unit #15 responded. The RA unit examined the student then transported her to California Hospital for medical treatment.at 10:22 p.m. on Sept. 6, a knife was found inside a DPS vehicle during a routine inspection and turned over to DPS detectives.AT 5:03 p.m. on Sept. 6, three students were cited to USC Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for being verbally abusive and non compliant with an LAPD officer who issued them citations for crossing the street against a red light at Jefferson Boulevard and Royal Street.At 3:04 p.m. on Sept. 6, a faculty member reported that a student threatened school officials at another university after his application for medical school was rejected.at 2:59 p.m. on Sept. 6, a student was cited to USC Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for belligerent behavior with an LAPD officer who issued him a citation for crossing the street against a red light at Jefferson Boulevard and Royal Street.at 2:42 p.m. on Sept. 6, DPS officers responded to a student who tore a nail when she opened a door into her toe. The officers examined the student then transported her to the Student Health Center for medical treatment.last_img read more

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Transfer ALERT! Roma plotting third bid for Arsenal and Tottenham target

first_imgRoma are readying a THIRD bid for Arsenal and Tottenham target Jean-Michael Seri.The Serie A club have already had offers of £13.25m and £22m snubbed by Nice, who are determined to get the highest price possible for the midfielder.But Roma are not willing to give up the chase for Seri and RMC has reported that an offer worth £31m is now in the offing.Nice are said to want £35m for Seri but it has been suggested that they could do business once Roma’s latest bid is lodged.That will come as bad news to both Arsenal and Spurs who have tracked the 25-year-old Ivorian intently.But it seems as though his future lies in Rome after he agreed personal terms on a contract with the Italian side with a five-year deal waiting to be signed once a fee is agreed. Arsenal and Tottenham target Jean-Michael Seri 1last_img read more