Leaders from South Bend and local colleges discussed student safety and the relationship between the city and schools at a Community/Campus Advisory Coalition meeting Wednesday. Mark Kramer, owner of Kramer Properties, which provides housing to many local college students including those at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, said four larcenies occurred last weekend amid Blue-Gold Game festivities. “[Larcenies have] really been happening in the last two or three weeks, I guess,” Kramer said. “The students need to warn their fellow students to keep their laptops out of sight or out of the car … It can happen anywhere.” Student body president Brett Rocheleau said student government has sent emails to the student body about protecting themselves from theft. “In our Good Neighbor Guides that we give out to everyone at the beginning of the year, we’re going to add a whole section about staying safe,” he said. “Things like lock your door, don’t think you’re safe all the time and fall into that false sense of security.” Mike Carrington of the South Bend Alcoholic Beverage Board said students often host large off-campus parties this time of year because the weather becomes nice. He said excise and local police can become involved in these situations. “It’s possible to come out with a bus and take everybody to jail, and we’re not advocating for that,” he said. “We want to avoid that … When somebody shows up [at a student party] and says, ‘Hey, you need to turn it down and close it down,’ they need to understand that they need to do that.” Carrington said underage students who enter bars using fake identification cards are jeopardizing themselves and the business owners. “If [students] want to have good places to go to and have them be safe and good places, then we need to have the cooperation of those [owners] and … them not being inundated with students trying to get in with false IDs,” he said. St. Joseph County Sheriff Michael Grzegorek said cooperation between local colleges and the city has been “fantastic” recently. Jeffrey Walters, Uniform Division chief for the South Bend Police, said his department was pleased with the relationship that has developed over the past few years between South Bend residents and college administrators, students and faculty. “We’ve solved a lot of problems and I’m happy to report that we don’t have a whole lot of issues right now,” he said.
By Rawle ToneyGUYANA will open their CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship qualifiers tonight at the National Track and Field Centre against Bermuda and the team’s head coach, Dr Ivan Joseph, believes that Guyana’s opening-night opposition will be his toughest challenge. The Lady Jags, as they are more commonly referred to, will play in tonight’s second match of the planned double-header from 21:30hrs, following the Suriname vs St Lucia game at 19:00hrs.“I’ve been involved in the National team over th e past year and if you look clearly from our experiences last year in the qualifiers, we clearly see that Bermuda are the most organised and most talented group in the pool. They’ve got a strong infrastructure, and they have a longer history. This is our first time in the U-20, where we probably have two players with some senior team experience,” Dr Joseph told reporters, at yesterday’s press conference at the Ramada Hotel at Providence.Speaking on the team’s composition, the Canadian said the side is made of players based on the Diaspora, with “probably 80% of our team experiencing their first time in international competition. Our expectation is that this is part of our rebuilding programme, so we’ll be hopeful to place in the top two as we look to build the programme”.In the absence of any local football for the country’s women, Dr Joseph called the selection process “difficult”, adding, “to be honest, I’m assuming that many of the Caribbean nations might be in a similar position where you’re trying to field team … to put together (a team), based on one and two practices, what you think will be an impactful line-up.”The CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Qualifiers will be held July 13-21, where Guyana are placed in Group A along with Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname and St Lucia.Following tonight’s game, Lady Jags will face Antigua and Barbuda on July 15, St Lucia on July 19 and Suriname on July 21.Guyana’s Squad: Tylor White (Oshawa Kicks OYSL), Aneesa O’Brien (FC Durham Academy), Lensey Adolph (Kwakwani FC), Sydney Puddicombe (ANB Futbol Academy), Rylee Traicoff (FC Durham Academy), Jessica Myers (FC Durham Academy), Hailey David (Pickering SC), Jade Vyfhuis (UMSC OPDC), Amanda McKenzie (Fruta Conquerors FC), Kiana Khedoo (North Miss League), Serena McDonald (AJAX FC), Shontel Greene (Foxy Ladies FC), Tori DeNobrega (Pickering SC), Nailah Rowe (FC Durham Academy), Jaida Brooks (FC Durham Academy), Jenea Knight (AJAX FC), Brianne Desa (FC Durham Academy), Siacy Adams (Foxy Ladies FC), Aubrey Narine (Pickering SC), Tiandi Smith (Fruta Conquerors FC).
Asante Kotoko have been paired with Storm Academy in the round of 16 clash of the MTN FA Cup.The Porcupine Warriors will be making the trip to Mpraeso after a a historic trip to Tumu to face Real 24 Hours FC in the previous round of 32.Division One campaigners, Samartex, who eliminated Hearts of Oak on penalties, have been handed another Premier League side Liberty Professionals in a difficult tie in Dansoman.Leagu leaders Wa Alll Stars will host Mighty Royals.Matches will be played from Wednesday 11 May to Sunday 15 May, 2016.MTN FA Cup Round of 16 fixtures: Storm Academy Mpraeso vrs Asante KotokoWa All Stars Vrs Mighty RoyalsRTU vrs Bechem UnitedWa Rockets vrs Asokwa DeportivoElmina Sharks vrs True Democracy Okwahu United vrs HasaacasWAFA SC vrs Emmanuel FCSamartax vrs Liberty Professionals–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports