Buena Vista University invites applications for the position ofUniversity Mental Health Counselor. This is a full-time, 12-monthposition with benefits. This position is responsible for providingmental health services for BVU students at the Storm Lake campus.This is a direct service position that requires consultation,assessment, and counseling through individual and/or groupsessions, on-call/after-hours rotation for crisis intervention, andeducational programming. The counselor will work in collaborationwith faculty and staff to provide appropriate support and guidancein the management of student behaviors and assist with interventionif needed. As a member of the Student Success staff, the UniversityMental Health Counselor will develop and implement proactiveeducational experiences to address the mental health needs offaculty, staff, and students.A Master’s degree is required. Licensed Mental Health Counselor;Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker; Licensed Psychologistor the ability to obtain a license in the State of Iowa isrequired. The ability to supervise other mental health and/orsubstance abuse providers based on experience and/or licensure ispreferred.EOE/ADA/Smoke-Free EmployerA background check will be conducted on the final candidate.
WhatsApp Notre Dame Lacrosse player foils purse-snatching Twitter Google+ Previous articleAnother Fire in South Bend Has Neighbors Thinking ArsonNext articleMDOT: There is a Difference Between “Crash”, and “Accident” Tommie Lee Facebook Pinterest Facebook Google+ Pinterest (“Notre Dame – 28” by Garden State Hiker, CC BY 2.0) A Notre Dame Lacrosse player stepped in and foiled a robbery attempt in South Bend on Friday.Senior Tommy McNamara was having lunch with a friend at The General restaurant on Friday.The Observer reports that he noticed a hooded person who moved around like he might be casing the place. A few minutes later, the suspect grabbed a customer’s purse and ran out on foot. McNamara was seated by the door and took off after him.He chased him for several minutes through a number of streets before he was able to persuade the teenager to give up the purse. McNamara returned the purse and also had a long chat with the teen about his choices in life, even giving him $20 and his phone number “if he ever needed to reach out.” By Tommie Lee – November 26, 2019 0 624 IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Twitter
Fire Fight Australia has announced its lineup, featuring headliners Queen, Adam Lambert, and Alice Cooper.The event, hosted by Celeste Barber, takes place on February 16th at ANZ Stadium in Sydney and provides relief for the massive bushfires that have ravaged Australia. It’s produced by TEG Dainty and TEG Live, who will donate all profits and contributions toward rescue, relief, recovery, and rehabilitation efforts in the region.Related: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Release Two Live Albums For Australian Wildfire Benefit [Listen]Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, Icehouse, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, John Farnham, k.d. lang, Lee Kernaghan, Olivia Newton-John, Peking Duk, Pete Murray, Tina Arena, and William Barton will also perform at the event, with more to be announced soon.Fire Fight Australia begins at 1:00 p.m February 16th. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
In Dumfries and Galloway, the figure stands at 24, while the other five brigades are receiving similar numbers of call-outs. Fire crews say they often have to improvise with canvas mats as stretchers and chief fire officers fear they could be sued if a firefighter is injured while lifting an obese person. Now, senior officers are to issue new guidelines warning crews to respond only to requests to lift morbidly obese patients in medical emergencies, on the advice of a doctor or paramedic. This prompted a review which revealed Strathclyde Fire and Rescue received a call from an obese man who wanted his television moved. They warned that the more frivolous calls, which are costing the force around 80,000 a year, were diverting staff from life-saving emergencies. More than one in five Scottish adults are classed as obese and by 2010, the figure will be almost one in three.Roddy Robertson, chairman of the Scottish Fire Brigades Union, said: ‘We are not trained in this type of activity and we don’t have the right equipment. We are not going to be a substitute for the NHS.’ David Wyne, chief fire officer of Dumfries and Galloway, said: ‘We need to work out a sensible way of using public resources to deal with a community issue.’ A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said talks were under way at a local level. He added: ‘It is hoped these talks will produce a national agreement between ourselves and the Scottish fire services.’ The revelation is one of around 200 call-outs Scots firefighters say they are having to attend each year from people who are too heavy to lift themselves. Crews in Tayside were called out 21 times to lift people who had fallen out of bed or were unable to lift themselves from the toilet. Officers were also called to four different addresses twice within 72 hours. It emerged last month that crews in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, had been called four times in one week to move a 41-stone man. On one occasion, ten firefighters had to move Robert Marsden 2ft across his bed. He said: ‘We are getting calls from NHS 24 or social services asking us to put a person back into bed. This is an increasing drain and is unnecessary. The man complained he was too heavy to get up and move it himself. LONDON — A morbidly obese man called out firefighters in the United Kingdom to move his television simply because he could not see it, it emerged yesterday. Gerry Campbell, assistant chief fire officer of Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue service, conducted a review of call-outs for the Chief Fire Officers Association Scotland. ‘If a call comes from a GP or from ambulance personnel we will treat that as an emergency and attend.’ Mr Campbell’s review showed that firefighters in Strathclyde attended 18 calls this year to help overweight men and women.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreJournalist Bob Madigan came along on our “Good News Goes to Washington” cruise on the Potomac River. His report features sound from our chartered 85-ft yacht and, although it is just a minute long, really captures the spirit and message of the Good News Network.“Good News is Good For You,” the headline screams, and he talked to one of our Good News Ambassadors on board, positive psychologist Caroline Miller, saying there is science to prove it.The yacht party on September 9 celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Good News Network’s launch in 1997. The public as well as friends and reporters were invited on the free cruise aboard the second oldest yacht in the United States still being chartered.We were told that the vessel, Finished Business, was once used by President Richard Nixon during the Watergate hearings to escape to the Bahamas for some relaxation.On a sunny Sunday, a large banner, reading “Good News Goes to Washington”, was tied to the starboard side as she motored up the Potomac just offshore of the Jefferson Memorial and Washington monument.(LISTEN to the story from WTOP News)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
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A London solicitor at the centre of a dispute over alleged illegal file sharing could face a huge costs bill after a judge ruled that he had breached the code of conduct and ‘brought the legal profession into disrepute’. Judge Birss, sitting in the Patent County Court, allowed the first stage of an application for wasted costs against Andrew Crossley and his firm ACS:Law last week. Crossley sent thousands of letters on behalf of client Media CAT, a company that pursues alleged copyright infringers. The correspondence demanded around £500 in compensation from people whom Media CAT claimed had illegally shared pornographic films via the internet. Crossley brought court proceedings against 27 defendants, but attempted to discontinue the actions. Last month Birss formally struck out the proceedings, prompting some of the defendants to pursue Crossley for costs. Birss ruled that Crossley had breached the Solicitors Code of Conduct by entering a prima facie ‘improper and champertous’ agreement with Media CAT, under which he would receive 65% of any damages collected from the alleged file sharers. Under rule 2.04 of the code of conduct, a solicitor ‘must not enter into an agreement to receive a contingency fee for work done in prosecuting or defending any contentious proceedings’ before the court. Birss said: ‘I am quite satisfied to the standard necessary for this stage of a wasted costs application that Mr Crossley is responsible for the basic agreements, and has thereby acted in breach of [the] Solicitors Code of Conduct.’ Birss said ACS:Law’s conduct was ‘chaotic and lamentable’, and that Crossley had lent his assistance to proceedings that were an abuse of the process of the court and ‘brought the legal profession into disrepute’. He said: ‘This was not the behaviour of a solicitor advancing a normal piece of litigation. I do not doubt that this led to unnecessarily incurred costs.’ Crossley will appear before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal later this year. A spokeswoman for the Solicitors Regulation Authority said: ‘The judgment supports our concerns about the effect this sort of correspondence has on the public.’ Mills & Reeve, which represented Crossley and ACS:Law, declined to comment. Michael Forrester, intellectual property partner at national firm Ralli, who represented five of the defendants, said his clients’ costs amounted to £80,000.
Are you paying attention? Life’s amazing… be amazed! Sometimes we get stuck in our routines, challenges and seemingly humdrum lives and forget that this life we are living is truly amazing. Recently an astronaut came back from a six-month exploration on the moon. On return to earth, all he could say was that it was the “best ride of my life!” Many others who have also had this rare experience of travelling to outer-space equally speak about feeling in total awe when looking at Mother Earth from “out there”, and seeing how breathtaking our world is. And we live here? Wow! Yes we are actually here, off to the edge of a vast floating whirlpool of stars, alive and conscious, walking and talking on a big rock circling a bigger burning ball of gas. Here, now, nearly 14 billion years after the cosmos emerged out of what was once nothing. Amazeballs!Becoming aware of this, the mind stops yapping and, if we allow ourselves, we can feel the delight and awe of a little child who for the first time sees a butterfly, or tastes ice-cream, or realises that the stars above are really very far away. Gratitude and something edging into, dare I say it… sacred, can wash through us during these experiences. This often happens to me. In a word, becoming aware of this can lead to a sense of amazement, which means “filled with wonder and surprise,” even “overwhelmed with wonder”.Besides the simple happiness in this experience, it lifts us above the tangled pressures and worries we can get stuck to like a bug on flypaper. Amazement is an instant stress reliever. It also opens the heart: one feels more profoundly connected to others and to something greater than ourselves. Perhaps most deeply, being amazed brings you into the truth of things, into relationship with the inherent mysteries and overwhelming gifts of existence, starting from the tiniest molecular systems of life, to the love and forgiveness in human hearts, to the dark matter that glues the universe together. Wow. Really. Wow!Opportunities for amazement are all around us. I think back to that look in the eyes of my son when he was born, blinking in the light of the room, surprised by all the shapes, sounds and colours, entering a whole new world. Seen with the eyes of a child, the simplest thing is amazing: a budding flower, being licked by a puppy, the taste of sweet berries, riding piggyback on dad, or the fact that running your eyes over lines of black squiggles fills your mind with stories of dragons and heroes and fairy godmothers.Look around you. This morning I sat down to my computer, clicked a mouse, while my radio filled the room with music. Awesome! Imagine a Stone Age person transported 50 000 years forward into your chair. Glass windows, flat wood (or flat-screen TV), the smell of coffee, pencils, computers, woven cloth, a metal spoon… it would all be amazing to him.Try to see more of your world in this way, as if you are seeing it for the first time, perhaps through the eyes of a child if not a caveman. If you’re not amazed, you’re not truly paying attention. Explore and have a “don’t know mind” – not “duh” mind, but an openness that doesn’t immediately slot things into boxes, but allows a freshness and curiosity, a “beginner’s mind”. The brain naturally categorises and labels things to help us survive and make our lives easier. That’s fine, but underneath this skim of constructed meaning laid over the boiled milk of reality, we don’t truly know what anything is. We use words like “minds” and “quarks” and “photons” but no one knows what a mind, quark or photon actually is. We don’t know what love actually is, either, but it is all around us. It’s amazing to me that people love one another, amazing that people forgive each other, that those once at war with each other can eventually live in peace. Think about people you know, how they keep going when they’re tired, breathe through pain, get up yet again to walk a crying baby, settle down in the middle of an argument and admit fault and move on. To me, that a mother can embrace the young man who murdered her son is more amazing than an exploding supernova or brushing shoulders with celebrities.We don’t have to wait to be dazzled. We don’t have to wait to be presented with something groundbreaking and revolutionary before exercising our “wonder muscles”. If we are just willing to consciously lower our “amazement threshold” and notice the incredible nature of everything that surrounds us moment by moment, we can all be reconnected to our innate childlike wonder and to see and fully experience life as it is.The next time you get yourself a glass of water, take a moment to consider that every drop of water you are about to drink are the exact same drops that arrived on Earth around 4.5 billion years ago on icy comets from the far reaches of space. And how that transparent liquid is responsible for all life on this planet. And how if it weren’t for some fluke (or miracle) of universal physics, that water might not have arrived and you and I wouldn’t even be here to observe it. Isn’t that mind blowing?How about looking down at your hands? Wiggle your fingers. Observe them with a sense of curiosity. How much of what you do in your life is only possible because of those interesting, spindly, tentacle-like appendages?Isn’t it fascinating how a caterpillar, from their fragile little cocoon, morphs into a colourful butterfly?How amazing is it that we, as a relatively young species, have managed to achieve and create so much? From harnessing energy and sending humans into space, to being able to jump in our cars and go to the supermarket to gather our food for meals instead of hunt and gather for them.Just for today, see how far you can lower your own amazement threshold. Amazement, wonder and gratitude are nutrient rich supplements that nourish and inspire the mind, body and soul. If we were brave enough to be more often filled with wonder and surprise, we would treat ourselves, others and our delicate world with much more kindness and thoughtfulness. Be amazed. * This column will appear every two weeks. Carin-Lee Masters is a clinical psychologist in private practice. While she cannot enter into correspondence with individual readers, she will try to answer as many queries as possible through this column or refer you to organisations that can assist. Write to her at helpmeca[email protected] or send a WhatsApp message or SMS to 082 264 7774.
The Law Society has welcomed the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s decision to delay plans for a new ‘super-exam’ to be taken by all would-be solicitors, after the proposal attracted an overwhelmingly negative response. SRA executive director Crispin Passmore revealed last week that a consultation had received some 250 responses. Of these around 40-50 were ‘wholly positive’, about 100 were ‘wholly negative’, and around 100 said they were ‘not keen on this as you’ve designed it at the moment’, he said.‘Considerable’ opposition came from universities and academic representative groups. However, the SRA insists that the case for the solicitors qualifying exam remains strong.The regulator had planned to make a decision this month on the principle of introducing the exam and then consult on the details. It will now work on more detailed proposals, including how the exam could work alongside a period of work-based learning.The SRA’s decision to postpone was widely welcomed. Law Society president Jonathan Smithers said: ‘It’s important the relevant stakeholders have ample opportunity to take a holistic view of how the qualification process would work and to ensure that the best are able to enter the profession irrespective of background.’He said that Philip’s comments on the inclusion of a two-year work-based training period and a degree-level qualification ‘are a positive indication that feedback from the Law Society is being taken on board by the SRA’.The Law Society has said it strongly supports centralised assessment – provided that the level is set appropriately and does not result in a dilution of standards.
SPAIN: Knorr-Bremse’s Pamplona plant has begun volume production of Problock J816M low-noise composite brake blocks for new-build wagons, adding to the low-noise brake blocks which the company supplies for retrofitting to existing vehicles.‘This product represents a key strategic addition to our portfolio’, said Dr. Nicolas Lange, Chairman of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems. ‘On the one hand, it provides us with new opportunities to access market share in the OEM sector. And on the other, it cements our position as a system partner and one-stop shop for wagon brake equipment and maintenance.’The composite brake blocks help to reduce braking noise by up to 10 dB(A) compared to conventional grey cast iron blocks, with the noise level only half as loud to the human ear.Knorr-Bremse delivered its first consignment of Problock J816M blocks to ‘a major operator in a German-speaking country’ in May, under a ‘six-figure euro’ contract.