Source: RS Government During the holidays, self-protective behavior, maintaining a safe distance, hand hygiene and, of course, avoiding places with a large concentration of other people – full restaurants, nightclubs – are necessary, say Slovenian governments. The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has started epidemiologically mapping and individually looking at each Croatian county, which is great news for our tourism, because if it were the opposite due to the epidemiological situation, the whole of Croatia would already be on the red list. Thus, according to the epidemiological situation, Istria and Kvarner remained on the green list, while other Adriatic counties were on the yellow list. Other counties that are in the yellow zone or list are only advised to be more careful. So do Slovenian citizens who come from green and yellow regions not subject 14-day quarantine, but more caution is definitely needed.
The Association of Innovative Marketing Consulting, a student organization that provides marketing services, is trying to create a safer environment on campus. AIM was hired by the Los Angeles Police Department to create campaigns centered on three issues on campus: sexual assault, alcohol awareness and bike safety.AIM has taken on this challenge and begun to raise awareness about these issues by utilizing social media and planning interactive events. This month, AIM is coordinating a “Month of Change” campaign.“The LAPD did not set particular guidelines, so we had to set goals on what we wanted to achieve through this campaign,” said Eduardo Melchior, the consultant for the sexual assault campaign.Melchior explained that his team worked to bring awareness to sexual assault on campus by focusing on bystander education. According to USC’s campus climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct, 75.7 percent of students who said they were a bystander to sexual assault or misconduct did not act. The findings from this survey drove the Sexual Assault Awareness team to help educate the student body on how to react to sexual misconduct.“It is scary to think that so many people are not doing anything when others are being sexually assaulted,” Melchior said. “The ultimatum is to create a safe environment where victims can feel comfortable to come out. We also want people to feel safe from being sexually assaulted.”The theme of the sexual assault prevention campaign is Helen of Troy. Students interested in participating in this campaign are encouraged to visit the Helen of Troy Facebook page and the website, iamhelen.com.The likelihood of sexual assault is often increased by alcohol. Given that, AIM has also worked to bring awareness to alcohol safety. The Alcohol Safety campaign targets freshmen.“We realize that when freshmen come to school, they may have never been exposed to alcohol in this way before. They may not be aware of their own tolerance levels,” said Udai Chopra, a member of the Alcohol Awareness team.The Alcohol Safety Campaign has already hosted events at Parkside Arts & Humanities and the USC vs. Arizona tailgate. The event at Parkside was the Party Smart Carnival. Students were invited to eat free food and play games that engaged them in alcohol education. One of the games included a mixology booth, designed to teach students how much of a certain drink should be poured to make one cup. Another game was called “take a shot.” Students were challenged to shoot a basketball from different distances. The farther away a student stood, the more difficult it was to make the basket, signifying how alcohol impairs coordination.“The line for this event was out the door. We had a good turnout. Our priority is to make our events fun and educational,” Chopra said.The Alcohol Safety campaign also set up a station during the tailgate called “Trojans, Think Before You Drink.” AIM handed out water bottles and KIND bars to students. The goal was to teach students how to drink responsibly.“It is very strategically planned. We target freshmen and want to create a culture of drinking responsibly,” Chopra said.The third campaign promoted bike safety on campus and consisted of three parts. The first was the “Awareness Campaign” in which AIM wrote statistics about bike safety in chalk around high-traffic areas. The second was “Operation Firefly” in which the team posted flyers about bike registration, proper methods of parking and effective bike-locking techniques. The third was “DPS Bike Registration.” AIM encouraged students, faculty and staff to register their bikes at a booth set up on Trousdale Parkway. Registering a bike with the Department of Public Safety allows a stolen or lost bike to be returned if found.“A lot of bikes on campus are not registered. Even if DPS finds a bike that has been stolen, there is no way of getting it back to you because it is not registered,” Chopra said.
Hillsman took the blame for not getting his team ready to play after the loss to Louisville in which SU fell behind by 29 in the second quarter. But he also said he wouldn’t take on a role as a victim. Hillsman compared his team to a wounded lion, something that would be dangerous once it recovers. Even though SU was going through a bad stretch, he vowed to put a better product on the floor.When Syracuse fell behind 10-2 at N.C. State on Feb. 14, the Orange could have crumbled again. But Sykes pointed to the situation as one tangibly affected by the losses to Notre Dame and Louisville. This time, SU fought back and squeaked out a three-point win.“We got nine (regular season games) left,” Hillsman said on Jan. 25. “What if we win the rest of them? It’s a different conversation right? We got a lot of basketball left.”And the Orange finished the regular season 9-0. Then won two games in the ACC tournament before losing to Notre Dame by just 11 in the title game. Then won four straight in the NCAA tournament. Related Stories Syracuse women’s basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of WashingtonAlexis Peterson has been the center of it all on Syracuse’s Final Four runCornelia Fondren gives Syracuse scoring depth off the benchBrianna Butler sinks 6 3s in Elite Eight win over Tennessee Courtesy of Doug Eggen In the locker room after the loss to Louisville, everyone did a little talking, Sykes said. Senior captains Maggie Morrison and Brianna Butler spoke. So did Alexis Peterson, Briana Day and Bria Day. Nobody was afraid to say how they felt.Players knew they disappointed Hillsman and the rest of the coaching staff. They wouldn’t let it happen again.“A team could easily get divided and point fingers and say, ‘it’s your fault, it’s your fault, it’s your fault,’” Sykes said. “But we didn’t choose to do that.”After that discussion, the shooters Syracuse relies so much on got in the gym more often. When they’d go, they’d encourage teammates to come with them. One player getting extra shots up turned into two or three. Those two or three got two or three more. Sykes likened it to a pay-it-forward effect.The Orange now enters the final weekend of the women’s college basketball season as one of only four teams still playing. Two months ago, playing for a national title was a long shot.“They had soul-searching,” Reiss said. “Kind of that moment of, ‘Are we going to falter? Are we going to let this define us? Or are we going to be who we can be.’”“They chose they wanted to be champions.” Comments Watching the film made Brittney Sykes sick as she was reminded of the wakeup call the game served as. Moments when it could have turned around but never did. A season off to a solid start came to a screeching halt.A 28-point road loss to No. 3 Notre Dame was bad enough. Then an 18-point loss at home to No. 14 Louisville four days later put Syracuse’s long-term goals on hold. In the locker room, Orange head coach Quentin Hillsman told his team it needed to make a decision. Would it reach those goals or not?“It was the turning point of our program,” Sykes said.Since those two losses, Syracuse (29-7, 13-3 Atlantic Coast) has won 15 of its last 16 games. The Orange received a double-bye in the ACC tournament and then hosted the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament for the first time. And then it reached its first Sweet 16. And then its first Elite Eight. And now its first Final Four.No. 4 seed SU will take on No. 7 seed Washington (26-10, 11-7 Pacific-12) on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in the national semifinals in Indianapolis. Syracuse’s current hot streak, the one that’s carried it far from the team that UND and UofL blew out, started after those two awful losses on Jan. 21 and 25, respectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I started to question, ‘Does this team have the character, the fight in them? … And how are they going to respond after this?’” assistant coach Tammi Reiss said. “Collectively I think they went home and said, ‘This isn’t us. This isn’t who we want to be.’”MORE COVERAGE:Visual preview: Interactive graphics breakdown Syracuse-WashingtonAlexis Peterson is at the center of Syracuse’s postseason runCornelia Fondren’s aggressiveness to the basket gives SU scoring depth Published on March 31, 2016 at 1:44 am Contact Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+