first_imgThis semester, more travel options are available for students looking for a ride. Following a pilot program last year, Uber is now officially allowed on campus, according to Notre Dame Security Police chief Keri Kei Shibata.Previously, Uber drivers could only pick up students at public access points, like main circle and library circle. Now, they are treated the same as cab drivers and allowed to go directly to student dorms and other locations on campus to pick up students.Shibata said the newness of Uber as a service for students was a red flag for the administration, so they wanted to take a close look at it before fully approving it. After the success of pilot program during the spring semester of 2016, Shibata said Uber proved it should be treated the same as cabs.“It’s just a new program, and we weren’t sure what the impact might be,” she said. “And so we allowed them to come on campus and closely monitored to make sure there weren’t any problems.”The rationale for slowly introducing Uber was more about practical than safety concerns, Shibata said.“It was partially for security and partially because space is limited on campus, and we weren’t sure how large the demand would be,” she said.Shibata said the University allows all cabs licensed by the city of South Bend to access campus and pick up passengers.“If there were any companies we had continuing problems with, we would restrict their access,” she said. “But so far, there haven’t been any.”The rise of Uber has led to some students taking on roles as drivers. Off-campus junior David Connelly said he started driving for Uber after an upperclassmen recommended he try it.“I just drive whenever I’m not too busy, and it’s a good way to make money for study abroad,” he said.While Uber has increased in popularity, Shibata said cabs still remain the most frequent choice for students and can sometimes lead to safety issues because they often cram in more students than they have seats for.“There are some forms of vehicles that are exempt from having a seat belt in every position,” she said.“But regardless, it’s not safe for there to be more passengers than there are seats.”While this practice is not illegal under Indiana State law — which exempts cabs from seat belt requirements, along with other public transportations like buses — Shibata said NDSP wants to discourage this potentially dangerous practice. Because Notre Dame is private property and NDSP is a private police force, cabs can be pulled over and targeted for overcrowding when on Notre Dame’s campus.“When they’re on campus, we have the ability to say that’s not acceptable,” she said.Tags: Cabs, NDSP, transportation, Uberlast_img read more


first_img However, it has since been reported that Ter Stegen – widely viewed as one of the world’s elite goalkeepers – will pen a new and improved contract through to 2025. With a buyout clause of €180m, there is no great concern at the Camp Nou about the situation but they have had to push back their forecasts of an agreement. The 27-year-old has demonstrated he is one of football’s elite goalkeepers with a series of world-class performances for the Blaugrana, whom he joined from Borussia Mochengladbach in 2014 for €12m. Ter Stegen has been described as a tall, agile and consistent goalkeeper, with quick reflexes, good decision-making and excellent shot-stopping abilities; he is also strong in the air, good in one-on-one situations, and effective at communicating with his back-line courtesy of his strong personality. He initially was number two to Claudio Bravo at the club before establishing himself as first-choice, and is currently above summer arrival Neto in the pecking order. Loading… Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The World10 Completely Unexpected Facts About The US President’s DaughterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Chelsea are intent on signing a new goalkeeper this summer and have an ambitious dream of landing Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. A report from Diario Sport claims that officials from the Blues are aware of the qualities of the German shot-stopper and believe he would be a significant upgrade on current Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. However, the report adds that the West London club acknowledge this is as an ‘impossible dream’ so whilst they do hold an interest in Ter Stegen, neither the player nor the Catalan giants are in any mood to enter negotiations. Indeed, a separate report from El Mundo Deportivo claims Kepa could be offered in exchange as part of an approach from Stamford Bridge. The German goalkeeper’s current deal at the Camp Nou runs through until the summer of 2022, after he penned an extended contract in 2017 but contract talks have stalled amid the financial uncertainty following the coronavirus pandemic.Advertisement Read Also: Chinese football gets go-ahead after 2,000 negative virus testsEarlier this month, Chelsea transfer news also saw them linked to another La Liga custodian with reported interest in a move to land Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.However, it remains highly unlikely that either of the Spanish clubs will be willing to enter into negotiations for their prized assets.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


first_imgPresident Akufo-Addo, on Monday, 2nd December 2019, as part of his 3-day tour of the Greater Accra Region, inspected the new Madina Zongo Astroturf.The turf, whose construction commenced when the Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party government assumed office, was built to create a conducive environment for the training and development of sporting talent in Zongo communities.Even before its commissioning by the President, on the 15th and 16th of November, the national soccer team, the Black Stars, trained on the Madina AstroTurf prior to enplaning for Sao Tome and Principe for their 2021 Africa Cup of Nation qualifying match.Already, five Astro turfs, with spectator stands and dressing rooms, have been constructed across the country. In addition, five recreational parks were completed in 2019 for use at Bolgatanga, Salaga, Yeji, Tafo-Kumasi, and Akim Oda.These parks were provided with green turfs, inner perimeter fencing, reserve player seats and mechanized boreholes for grass maintenance.The Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, Sheikh Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, stated that his Ministry is currently executing 62 projects across the 16 regions of the country, which include the construction and rehabilitation of schools, access roads, drainage systems, water systems, street lights and the provision of furniture for schools.He noted that, under the Zongo Cuisine Promotion Project, over 500 women have been trained in branding, food packaging, financial literacy, and business registration and documentation.Additionally, Sheikh Dr. Mustapha Hamid indicated that to end open defecation and improve upon sanitation within inner-city communities across the country his Ministry has constructed 250 in-house toilets under the Inner-City Household Toilet Project.The beneficiary-households are in Bukom, Sempe, Chorkor, Chemu-ɛnaa, Mudor, Adedenkpo, Osu Alata, Osu Anorhor, and Adabraka, and added that this initiative will serve over 5,000 individuals.Earlier, President Akufo-Addo inspected and commissioned several housing projects being undertaken by the State Housing Company Ltd.The housing projects, which are being solely financed by the State Housing Company, include Phase 1 of Marlow Court. This comprises 32-unit apartments and six (6) four-bedroom houses.The project is 90% complete and is expected to be completed in December 2019.The President also inspected Phase 2 of the Marlow Court, which is made up of 64-unit apartments, eight (8) 4-bedroom houses, and thirty-two (32) 3-bedroom houses, which are expected to be completed in December 2021.Other ongoing State Housing Company projects include SHC Gardens, which is 75% complete, and a 32-unit Maliah Court, which is 30% complete, and with completion set for December 2020. Source: citinewsroom.comlast_img read more