Alcoholic energy drinks discussed

first_imgAt Monday’s Campus Life Council (CLC) meeting, members discussed a memo presented by Brian Coughlin, assistant vice president for student activities and head of the recently-assembled Alcohol Energy Drink (AED) Working Group. The memo discussed the progress of the group in responding to issues related to student use of caffeinated alcoholic beverages. The memo stated that, while the FDA and other governmental agencies have already taken steps to limit or ban the popular Four Loko and Joose drinks, AEDs are still a concern because “some students may still have ‘original’ formula AEDs and/or some students may attempt to make their own should the pre-packaged products no longer be available.” The memo went on to say the group has not yet decided upon a recommendation to give Fr. Tom Doyle, vice president for student affairs. It has considered three options: banning AEDs across campus, leaving the issue to the discretion of individual rectors, and establishing no formal policy. The group did, however, indicate it would make continued efforts to increase awareness about the effects of AEDs to students, an idea that Knott Hall senator Alex Kasparie thought would be more effective than a ban. “I think the biggest thing is the education. I hate to say it, but usually I take a ban as a challenge,” he said. “No ban is going to change the attitude.” CLC member Ben Noe, a sophomore, suggested emphasizing the fact that AEDs are extremely high in calories as a way to deter students from consuming them. “We thought it would be pertinent to Notre Dame students who seem to be particularly health conscious,” he said. “Not only that these drinks are dangerous, but also that they are unhealthy for you calorie-wise.” Christopher Haug, assistant director for residence life and housing, thought raising this point with students could lead to other unhealthy behavior. “Unfortunately, one of the things we found out across the country is that people do know that, so sometimes they won’t eat dinner and will drink the Four Loko,” he said. “Then they’ll have nothing to metabolize the alcohol with.” Noe went on to say that the availability and consumption of non-alcoholic energy drinks on campus is a concern within itself. Julia Sutton, SUB director, said the University could only go so far in managing students’ decisions. “Can’t anything be harmful if overused?” she said. “I think the University can’t go that far. You can’t take energy drinks out of The Huddle unless you take Burger King out.” Student body vice president Andrew Bell highlighted the aspects of alcohol education that his culture shift task force, which is examining drinking at Notre Dame, plans to address specifically. “One of the things is the continuous education, that it’s not just overload during your first months at school,” he said. Bell said educating students about Indiana-specific alcohol laws, increasing student-led alcohol education, and informing students how to help a friend in a dangerous situation will be emphasized in the future.last_img read more

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Mat Latos-Cincinnati Reds grudge match is a dud; Dodgers lose 10-3

first_imgBrandon Phillips singled to drive in Hamilton and give the Reds a 2-0 lead. Hamilton collected a career-high four hits, stole his 53rd base of the season, and hit a home run off J.P. Howell in the eighth inning.Seven of the Reds’ 15 hits went for extra bases. Latos struck out seven of the 22 batters he faced but also allowed seven hits. He, catcher A.J. Ellis and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly all pointed to video as a quick fix for what ails the pitcher.“It’s pretty easy to see when you get on video what’s going right,” Mattingly said. “You’re still trying to do the same things.”It might not even be as complicated as parsing milliseconds and mechanics. Latos has thrown a lower percentage of fastballs his last two starts than he did in his Dodgers debut, in which he allowed one run in six innings against the Angels.For whatever it’s worth, Yasmani Grandal caught Latos’ first start, while A.J. Ellis has caught the last two. Grandal missed Thursday’s game with a bruise on his left shoulder.“It is kind of like spring training all over again, trying to get used to a new team, a new catcher,” Latos said. “It’s more me. I’ve got to get back to the way I used to throw and not try to become something I’m not.”Latos wasn’t alone in his misery.The first reliever out of the bullpen was Luis Avilan, the left-handed reliever whom the Dodgers acquired in the same three-team, 13-player trade that brought Latos on July 30. Avilan allowed two hits and walked a batter before giving the ball to Pedro Baez with the bases loaded in the sixth inning.Eugenio Suarez greeted Baez with a three-run home run. Two of the runs were charged to Avilan, who had made three straight appearances without allowing a run.The game was so bad, the Dodgers couldn’t even get their narratives right. Jim Johnson — the other reliever acquired in the three-team trade — was one of two Dodgers pitchers who didn’t allow a run. The Dodgers usually feast off sub-.500 teams, yet the Reds never trailed. Joc Pederson hit a solo home run in the fourth inning off Cincinnati starter Keyvius Sampson (2-1). It was his second home run since the All-Star break and his 22nd of the season, which leads all major league rookies.Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner came off the bench and hit a 330-foot single off the right-field wall in his first plate appearance since July 27. Turner had been on the 15-day disabled list with a skin infection on his thigh.The Dodgers optioned second baseman Jose Peraza to Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to the game to make room for Turner. Peraza played two games, including his major league debut Monday, in place of injured second baseman Howie Kendrick.The San Francisco Giants’ win earlier in the day narrowed the Dodgers’ lead in the National League West to 2 1/2 games. Skip Schumaker was among the last men to take pregame batting practice Thursday at Dodger Stadium. The former Dodgers utilityman, now playing for the Cincinnati Reds, took a second to hug Clayton Kershaw behind the batting cage. Later, he wandered toward the home dugout to greet a few more folks.Schumaker didn’t say hi to his former Reds teammate Mat Latos, which should come as no surprise. Earlier this year Schumaker told a Cincinnati newspaper that it was “addition by subtraction” when the Reds traded Latos to the Miami Marlins.Latos reportedly ripped the Reds himself for rushing him back from a knee injury. So there was genuine enmity between the dugouts Thursday when Latos faced the Reds for the first time since the trade.Enmity, schmenmity. Latos looked like the same pitcher who couldn’t get out of the fifth inning in his last start in Pittsburgh. He didn’t allow a home run to the opposing pitcher this time, but four doubles and two Dodgers fielding errors in 4 2/3 innings were enough to send Cincinnati on its way to a 10-3 win.The feud with the Reds?“Turn the page,” Latos said.In three starts since joining the Dodgers, Latos has allowed seven runs in 14 2/3 innings. Six have come in the last two.The only unearned run on Latos’ ledger was his own fault: With major league stolen bases leader Billy Hamilton on first base in the third inning, Latos’ throw to the bag got past Adrian Gonzalez, sending Hamilton to third.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Guardiola feared Manchester City sack

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted he thought he may have been sacked last season.The 47-year-old is on the brink of winning his first Premier League title, with victory at Everton on Saturday potentially putting City 19 points clear of nearest rivals Manchester United with only 21 left to play for.So it seems implausible now that little over 12 months ago the Spaniard was sweating on his job.But last season’s clash at Goodison Park in January 2017 was a different story, with City crashing to a 4-0 defeat despite dominating the play and going on to finish in third place, 15 points behind champions Chelsea.Guardiola has now confessed he was concerned his methods weren’t working and that he may be dismissed.“Of course. I thought ‘If it doesn’t work, I’ll go home, another one is coming and someone can try in his way’, so in that moment there was concern about the results, what we can do to improve,” said the City boss.“In that moment I thought that could happen, that it doesn’t work.”The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager added: “But at the same time, I thought if next season it’s not going well, if it’s the same, Txiki (Begiristain, City’s director of football) or Ferran (Soriano, City’s chief executive) would decide ‘OK Pep you are not good enough’ and change.”– ‘Works to play my way’ –Guardiola speaks from a position of strength now. But he showed a little-seen vulnerability in admitting he experiences self-doubt, especially when results weren’t going as well as expected last season.“Of course you think ‘It’s not going well, we are not winning. What do we have to do?’”, he said. “That is normal. All the managers think the same when they don’t win.“They think ‘What can we do to get better?’ But I said many times we’ll try until the end.“I said last season many times when I was asked — it works to play my way and I said ‘I am going to insist (playing that way), so I never had a doubt about that.”Amid speculation that City star Raheem Sterling could be a target for other clubs, Guardiola — who is under contract until 2021 on a £19.5 million ($27.4 million, 22.2 million euros) deal, has insists he will be at the Etihad next season.“My future next season is here,” he said.As for title celebrations, a cautious Guardiola said: “It’s not already done! We need three — or two wins.“I don’t know absolutely anything about what they are preparing or anything like that. Nobody has said, nobody has consulted me.”City are set to be without John Stones (concussion) and Sergio Aguero (knee) against Everton.Stones came off in England’s 1-1 draw against Italy, while Aguero missed Argentina’s friendlies against Italy and Spain, as well as City’s 2-0 Premier League win at Stoke City before the international break.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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