LIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggression

first_img Previous articleNew phase of Wild Atlantic Way to include LimerickNext articleOpinion – World in Union #RWC2015 Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ONE in every four students have experienced unwanted and aggressive sexual behaviour, including groping, sexualised verbal abuse and unwanted sexual contact, according to a study conducted at a Limerick third level college.Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) research collective, Social Science ConneXions, has found that up to 25 per cent of students surveyed earlier this year reported having experienced a “sexually unwanted or aggressive incident”.The survey was conducted online across all four LIT campuses. 338 responses were received and the key findings also showed that five per cent had experienced a non-consensual sexual encounter and five per cent of male respondents had experienced a sexually unwanted or aggressive incident.Karen Sugrue, Sociology lecturer and researcher with Social Science ConneXions said that while there was an enormous amount of evidence that students were particularly vulnerable to sexual assault and unwanted sexual behaviour, they wanted to find out if this was also the case for LIT students.“We’re delighted with the response from the management team at LIT who have taken the issue extremely seriously”, she added.LIT lecturer Jennifer Moran Stritch, who is director of the Loss and Grief research group, said that some people believed that the only type of sexual assault is rape.“We are also aware of the importance of verbal abuse, atmosphere and the sense of feeling intimidated. We want our students to live and study in an environment where they feel safe and know how and where to access supports should they need them”.Mairead Keogh, Vice President of LIT Students Union said that prevention of unwanted or aggressive incidents was the key to ensuring a safer environment for students and the students union strongly support the measures implemented.LIT Registrar Terry Twomey said that LIT had an exemplary record in student safety on campus.“We have had no reported incidents here at LIT, and we take pre-emptive action through our Student Safety Programme to ensure that we maintain our exemplary record. Nonetheless, as part of LIT’s Student Safety Programme, our Social Science Connexions unit carried out a small pilot survey of students on any experience of sexual harassment they might have had”.He added that because LIT had no reported incidents, the negative experiences reported most likely related to life off-campus.“Still, the institute is taking no chances. Last week, LIT introduced a new presentation on consent to all new students as part of our Student Safety Programme. LIT is leading the sector in this way and our objective is to maintain our exemplary record of student safety,” he concluded.National research indicates that only about 1 in 10 incidents are reported. To address this and support students, LIT ran a programme of discussion about consent during September induction days for 1st year students that ties in with the No Grey Areas campaign launched nationally by Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform, Francis Fitzgerald, last Friday. Emailcenter_img Print Twitter Facebook NewsLIT study highlights student experience of sexual aggressionBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2015 1100 last_img read more

Man charged in 4-year-old homicide investigation

first_imgHome Local News Crime Man charged in 4-year-old homicide investigation WhatsApp Noe Galan, in custody left; Ruben Hernandez, still wanted Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death Local NewsCrime Man charged in 4-year-old homicide investigation Pinterest Pinterest By admin – May 8, 2018 Police searching for man connected to hit and run The five suspects were identified as 38-year-old Liz Hernandez, 21-year-old Brian Hernandez, 43-year-old Stacey Castillo, 37-year-old Ruben Hernandez and Galan.All but one of the suspects, Ruben Hernandez, has been arrested and charged.Police are asking anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ruben Hernandez to call OPD at 432-333-3641 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS. Twitter 1 of 2center_img Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Twitter Noe Galan Facebook Previous articleFive things you need to know today, May 8Next articleGUEST VIEW: A new NAFTA must halt intellectual property theft admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Noe Galan, in custody left; Ruben Hernandez, still wanted Facebook WhatsApp A fourth suspect in a 4-year-old Odessa homicide investigation was arrested Monday, and police are still searching for one more suspect.The suspect, 38-year-old Noe Garcia Galan, was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Monday by U.S. Border Patrol, an Odessa Police Department news release stated, and charged with capital murder.Officers were first called about a subject with a gun in May 2014 in the 1600 block of North Dixie Boulevard, the release detailed, which later turned into a kidnapping. Soon thereafter, officers were called about shots fired at Neta Place, which turned into a gunshot victim.Sean Lamb, 22, had been fatally shot multiple times as a result of a stolen large quantity of narcotics, the release stated, and the actions of several suspects reportedly led to the shooting and death of Lamb. Slap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleVirgin Coco MojitoFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

How augmented reality tech firm plans on boosting football’s commercial profits

first_img StumbleUpon Custom Spa – Alessandro Mastropasqua – Augmenting Reality March 12, 2018 Submit Betradar: The increased desire for data and live streaming December 27, 2017 Share Related Articles Share Project11 to showcase Supponor’s DBR technology at #bofcon2018 March 20, 2018 Augmented reality tech firm, Supponor could be about to expand the commercial profits of football clubs, by tailoring the pitchside advertising boards for different markets.The technology which was utilised in the Bundesliga last season, transforms a physical signage asset ‘into a virtual digital asset, which can be targeted with different content for different audiences.Describing the technology to SBC, Supponor COO, Charlie Marshall said: “People watching around the world see the game as it’s taking place live, but the advertising they see in the stadium is actually delivered virtually.“There are a few things that this technology enables, you can have regional brands associated with your club and you can effectively carve out those regions, so give exclusivity to one betting partner in Europe, or exclusivity to one betting partner in Asia and so on and so on.“It doesn’t just have to be by geographical audiences, it can also be by platform, so you can give exclusivity to a sponsor for mobile streams or for tablet streams or clubs could have one partner for the live and one for the delayed or highlights content, you slice and dice it a number of different ways.”“Another use of the technology, especially relevant for betting is the fact that this content is now all rendered digitally and instantaneously into the broadcast room, so when it comes to things like odds and being responsive to things that are happening during the game, this opens up loads of opportunities.”last_img read more