The Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) partnered with the Green Dot Committee, which aims to educate students on violence prevention, in hosting “Welcome on the Island” on Wednesday evening to explain the benefits of bystander intervention education and introduce training coordinators.Students gathered on the island in Lake Marion to frost cookies and interact with representatives from BAVO, Green Dot and certified program instructors.Sarah Miesle, a Green Dot training coordinator, said Green Dot has been present at the College for about eight years.“We’re actually the first college of the tri-college community to start Green Dot on campus,” Miesle said. “It originally started in high schools, and also with some areas of the U.S. Armed Forces. … In Kentucky in particular, there’s been a lot of really good information and statistics that have shown that [Green Dot] has helped reduce the instances of power-based personal violence and other things because people feel empowered to be a bystander, whatever level they’re on.”In an effort to expand Green Dot’s resources beyond the committee and BAVO, Miesle said the group has paid special attention to involving faculty and staff from diverse departments on campus.“There was a big group of us that got certified in … I think it was 2015 or 2016,” Miesle said. “And it was very intentional with trying to get a variety of people. One of the messages with Green Dot is that there’s a lot of strength in the unexpected messenger. Everyone would expect Liz [Coulston] to be that person … overall the concept is that it’s not just one person in one place.”Miesle said she and other certified Green Dot training coordinators offers two types of sessions: A basic overview lasting between one and two hours, and the full bystander intervention training that can run up to five hours. While the training is a time commitment, Miesle said, the sessions are interactive and effective.Both the basic overview and the full training highlight Green Dot’s “three D’s”: Distract, direct and delegate, providing a plan for those involved in a potentially dangerous or uncomfortable situation, Miesle said.“It doesn’t have to be, you know, Clark Kent turns into Superman and goes in to save the day,” Miesle said. “But everybody has some ability to do something.”The full bystander intervention training also offers the opportunity for participants to anonymously share why they’ve chosen to attend the sessions, Miesle said.“You always hear something that you’re like, ‘Yes, this is why I’m here. This is why I do it. This is why we’re having this conversation,’” she said.Sergeant Phil Bambenek of Saint Mary’s Campus Safety said Green Dot offers peer-based training for dealing with real-world problems.“The thing I like about Green Dot … is it’s really more of a concept than a class,” Bambenek said. “And you know, the concept is that we’re just not going to accept that power-based personal violence is an unsolvable problem, and [that] we’re going to all come together and achieve some solutions.”In addition to contributing to Green Dot intervention training sessions, Bambenek said he and the rest of the campus safety department foster a safe environment for students by acting as a 24/7 resource. Both Bambenek and Miesle said they urge students to note the phone numbers of both Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame campus safety.“We like to tell our freshmen that once you become a Belle, you’re never alone,” he said. “Once you get [the campus safety] number plugged into your phone, you can call us anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.”While Saint Mary’s security shares self-defense and safety methods, in addition to providing escort services between the College and University, Bambenek said students should also make a personal effort to prepare and protect themselves.“It also comes to pushing people to take some personal investment in their safety,” Bambenek said. “I’m going to circle back around to things like Green Dot and the BAVO program because it really is helping them to become more confident in their ability to deal with situations.”Miesle, a Saint Mary’s alumna, said much of Green Dot’s success on campus is a group effort.“It starts with our community and our community is super strong,” she said. “And I think that’s why we’ve been successful with this because there’s that sisterhood here at Saint Mary’s.”By increasing awareness of power-based violence at Saint Mary’s, Miesle said she hopes Green Dot can change the “1 in 4” culture, citing the statistic that almost one in four — 23.1% — college-aged women will experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence or incapacitation.“We can do better than that,” Miesle said. “Yeah, we want to do better than that. But it’s not just going to happen by not doing anything. So there’s a lot of personal responsibility in that. … Nobody has to do everything. But everybody has to do something. That’s Green Dot in a nutshell.”Tags: BAVO, Green Dot Training, power-based violence
New Delhi: Pakistan had been embarrased by Sri Lanka heading into the series against Australia. The 3-0 whitewash of the side ranked No.1 in the format in their own backyard was a wake-up call for Pakistan but in Australia, they did not learn their lessons. After rain saved them in Sydney, they were outclassed by a masterful knock from Steve Smith in Canberra. In Perth, their humiliation was complete as they lost by 10 wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International at the New Perth Stadium to lose the series 0-2. This was the third time Pakistan had been thrashed by 10 wickets in the format while for Australia, this was their second 10-wicket loss.Pakistan were never in the game once Australia won the toss and chose to bowl on a pacy wicket in Perth. Babar Azam, who has been the best Twenty20 Interntional batsman for Pakistan, was trapped LBW by Mitchell Starc for 6 and the left-arm pacer followed it up by getting rid of Mohammad Rizwan for a first-ball duck. When Sean Abbott got rid of Imam ul Haq for 14, all hopes rested on Iftikhar Ahmed who had impressed in the Canberra match.Iftikhar got going with three boundaries off Starc but his partner Haris Sohail struggled. Ashton Agar ended Sohail’s misery while Khushdil Shah, the debutant, also failed to impress when Kane Richardson sent him back for eight. Iftikhar continued on his merry ways and hit two fours off Richardson and he neared his fifty. However, Pakistan lost three quick wickets with Abbott getting rid of Imad Wasim. Richardson took Iftikhar’s wicket and Shadab Khan in the same over and it felt like Pakistan would not reach 100.Mohammad Hasnain hit a four and Mohammad Amir hit a six off Starc but Pakistan confounded the cricketing world when they managed just two runs in the final two overs. Hasnain, in particular, played out nine consecutive dot balls and Australia restricted them to 106/8. There was no such problems for Aaron Finch and David Warner and they demoralised Pakistan even further. Warner got going with a six and Pakistan missed a run-out of Warner when the keeper missed with the direct hit. Finch hit two boundaries off Mohammad Musa while he targeted the bowler with a four and a six. The Australia skipper continued to find the boundary and he launched Hasnain for another big six. Warner hit two fours off Amir to ensure Australia ended the powerplay on 56/0. Also Read | Nine Consecutive Dot Balls – Pakistan Score Just Two Runs In Final Two OversPakistan continued to leak runs and both batsmen neared their fifties with a six. However, it was Finch who reached his fifty and sealed the game in grand style when he lofted Musa for a boundary to give Australia victory and the series. With this win, Australia have ensured that they end 2019 on a high in Twenty20 Internationals, having not lost a single game. They have swept away all the sub-continent powers and they will be building good momentum heading into the World T20 that will be played on their home turf. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
… Ashmead Nedd heading to Leewards HurricanesST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Discarded West Indies batsman Kyle Hope will attempt to rekindle a career in shambles by returning to newly crowned domestic first class champions Barbados Pride for the upcoming professional season.The 31-year-old, who has spent the last several seasons at Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, rejoins his native franchise after being picked up in the first round of Monday’s players draft staged by Cricket West Indies via Zoom.Kyle HopeHope, an elegant right-hander, emerged as one of the region’s most promising batsmen when he gathered 553 runs for Red Force in the 2015-16 season then followed up with 649 runs at an average of nearly 50 the next season, to force his way into the West Indies side.But he failed miserably with 41 runs from six innings in three Tests on the 2017 tour of England and following low scores in the two-Test tour of Zimbabwe, he was axed from the squad.Hope, the older brother of Test and one-day star Shai Hope, has struggled since then and last season featured in just three matches for Red Force, scoring 170 runs at an average of 42.Overall, Hope averages 29 from 50 first class matches.While he returns home, veteran Barbadian all-rounder Kevin Stoute will head to Windward Islands Volcanoes as a first round pick.Stoute, 34, has played 76 first class matches for Pride, scoring nearly 3 000 runs and taking 154 wickets with his medium pace.Meanwhile, Guyanese left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd, a member of reigning Super50 Cup champions, West Indies Emerging Players, will feature for Leeward Islands Hurricanes after also being secured as a first round pick.Nedd snared 11 wickets in the tournament last year and also represented West Indies Under-19s at the Youth World Cup in South Africa earlier this year.The 12 players selected in the two rounds will complement the six franchises which had each retained 13 players prior to the draft.Following is the full list of players selected during Monday’s draft: ROUND 1Leewards Hurricanes – Ashmead NeddWindward Volcanoes – Kevin StouteJamaica Scorpions – Odean SmithGuyana Jaguars – Ramaal LewisTT Red Force – Bryan CharlesBarbados Pride – Kyle HopeROUND 2 Leewards Hurricanes – Tyrone Williams JrWindwards Volcanoes – Larry EdwardsGuyana Jaguars – Tevin ImlachJamaica Scorpions – Alwyn WilliamsTT Red Force – Isaiah RajahBarbados Pride – Shamar Springer
Heart of Lions staged a comeback to defeat ten-man Real Tamale United 2-1 on Saturday in the Glo Premier League.The visitors took a 15th minute lead in Kpando through Abdul Aziz Yusif but once again, they failed to guard their solitary lead.Twenty-four minutes after the opener, the home side drew level when Franklyn Osei scored the equalizer.Both teams ended the first half one goal apiece but RTU had three bookings as Isaac Twumasi, Mohammed Fuseini and Hassan Mohammed all entered referee O.B. Amankwah’s books.After recess, RTU were the worst hit as Hassan picked up a second booking leading to his dismissal in the 63rd minute.And ten minutes after his sending off, Daniel Acquaye scored from the spot after Heart of Lions were awarded a penalty Live updates on Sunday