The Shirt 2017 features football players, ‘Here Come the Irish’

first_imgFor the first football season with the new Jumbotron, students will see themselves wearing navy, the color of this year’s The Shirt.The design for the front of The Shirt features football players holding hands, and the back carries an excerpt from the lyrics of the song “Here Come the Irish,” which was written by former football player and special guest of the unveiling ceremony John Scully. According to a University press release, this is the first time The Shirt has been navy since 2012. Michael Yu | The Observer Members of the Notre Dame cheerleading team don the 2017 edition of the shirt as they cheer at the unveiling ceremony at the Hammes Bookstore on Friday.Justin McCurdy, president of The Shirt committee, said this year’s design encompasses various aspects of Notre Dame football games.“It’s crisp, it’s clean, it’s Notre Dame, the navy, and it captures all aspects of the start of a football game: the players walking out, the fans getting the chills when the song comes on, the cheerleaders running out of the tunnel,” McCurdy said. “It just incorporates that beginning that we all know to the Notre Dame football games.”Kristin Andrejko, vice president of The Shirt committee, said the Notre Dame football experience is a unique one, and this year’s Shirt seeks to replicate that.“I think it’s special because I’ve never seen a Shirt that captures a moment in the stadium, and I think this Shirt really does just that,” Andrejko said. “It’s the players walking out at the beginning of the game, holding hands, a sign of unity … and it’s the chills you get when you hear ‘There’s a magic in the sound of their name.’”To create excitement about The Shirt unveiling, the committee hosted several events last week, allowing students to design a Shirt on a cookie in the dining halls and to participate in an Amazing Race scavenger hunt, which had a prize of two on-field tickets for the Notre Dame-Miami (Ohio) game next year.“The Amazing Race, all headed by Alex Richard, was over in 11 minutes,” McCurdy said. “People were running into the final location sweating, out of breath. It was great.”Andrejko, who will serve as the president of The Shirt Committee next year, said the group looks forward to doing the event again.The unveiling ceremony itself featured free food from Barnaby’s Pizza, Let’s Spoon and ND Catering as well as performances by musical groups on campus and an appearance by Scully.The proceeds from The Shirt will be split between the Student Union and Student Enrichment Endowment, which seeks to allow all students to enjoy the Notre Dame experience regardless of their financial situation.Tags: Student Enrichment Endowment, Student Union, The Shirt, The Shirt committeelast_img read more

Part Of Route 60 Closed Due To Serious Injury Crash

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) MGN ImageUPDATE: Police Identify Seven-Year-Old Killed In Route 60 CrashFREDONIA – Part of Route 60 between Laona and Lakeview Roads is closed as first responders work the scene of a multiple injury crash between a semi truck and car Monday afternoon.The Fredonia Fire Department, Cassadaga Fire Department and Chautauqua County Emergency Services were dispatched to the scene just after 4 p.m.A medical helicopter is being called to the scene for a child with head trauma. Image by New York State Police.last_img read more

Jane Krakowski on Getting Her ‘Chops in Order’ for Her B’way Return

first_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 She Loves Me Jane Krakowski is slated to appear in the starry She Loves Me next spring and she stopped by Live! with Kelly and Michael on July 22 to talk about returning to the Great White Way. “I’m so excited, it’s been a while,” said the Tony and Olivier winner. Performing in eight shows a week is a challenge Krakowski knows all too well, jokingly admitting: “Mama hasn’t done it for a long time…I’m gonna have to get those chops in order!” Check out the interview below; Krakowski will begin performances alongside Laura Benanti, Josh Radnor, Gavin Creel and more at Studio 54 from February 5, 2016. Related Shows Jane Krakowski Star Fileslast_img read more

Communications Committee studies audit survey findings

first_imgCommunications Committee studies audit survey findings The Bar’s Communications Committee is studying the results of an audit of the Bar’s methods of supplying information to its members.Chair Jim Lupino recently reported on the results of the audit to the Board of Governors, and on other committee activities.He said the committee, under incoming Chair Mike Glazer, will spend the coming months reviewing the audit findings, which looked at the Bar’s Web site operations, and the Bar Journal, News, and Journal directory.The survey showed that most Bar members still prefer receiving printed copies of the Journal, News, and directory and overwhelmingly see all three publications as useful and important. Younger lawyers were more likely than older lawyers to view an electronic version of the publications.Two-thirds of those surveyed said they have used the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, in the past year, and just over half said they would like to receive e-mail from the Bar on such topics as CLE, breaking news, legislative updates, and member benefits.The firm that conducted the poll recommended some design changes for Journal and News and establishing a five-year plan to phase out the printed version of the directory. For the Web site, it recommended a complete visual, structural, and technical redesign and incorporating more video presentations and information.On another matter Lupino said the Communications Committee presented to the Bar’s Citizens Forum a question on whether lawyers should be able to include binding arbitration clauses in their client contracts, an issue raised in an ethics inquiry to the Bar.He said forum members overwhelmingly said such a clause might be okay for fee disputes but not for any other disputes, such as malpractice questions.He also thanked three departing Citizens Forum members for their services. They are:• Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, who has served on the Citizens Forum for four years and is district director for the U.S. Small Business Administration in Jacksonville and a former Peace Corps director in South America and Africa.• Diana Santa Maria of Davie. Santa Maria is active in The Florida Bar and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. She is finishing her second two-year term as a lawyer member of the forum.• Gerri Rocker, director of corporate diversity and work/life planning for Ryder System, Inc. in Miami. She has served on the Citizens Forum since 2002. July 1, 2004 Regular Newscenter_img Communications Committee studies audit survey findingslast_img read more

DOD increases military loan protections

first_imgby: Henry MeierConsumer lending is about to get even more complicated for all credit unions, especially for those of you who provide loans to members of the military, their spouses and dependents.Yesterday, President Obama announced a final rule expanding the protections afforded to military personnel getting consumer loans. The rule means that most military consumer loans, including credit cards, will eventually be subject to a Military Annual Percentage Rate cap of 36%.  All of you should review this regulation. Credit unions are not exempt.  It’s time to call your vendor and get ready to groan as you are taught about these mandates at an upcoming compliance conference.First some context.  In 2007, responding to reports of predatory lending and payday loan practices around military bases, Congress passed the Limitations on Terms of Consumer Credit Extended to Service Members and Dependents,” Act (10 USC 987).  The Act gave the DOD discretion in deciding which loans would be subject to greater protections.  It ultimately made payday loans, vehicle title loans, and refund anticipation loans subject to a special Military Annual Percentage Rate (MAPR) of 36%. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

What are the most vital AI applications for credit unions?

first_imgThe world is not soon going to be taken over by robots — and neither are credit unions. But for the latter, bots can be a crucial component of member engagement and employee productivity.So argued Matt Kinney, founder and CEO of Attando Technologies, a provider of artificial intelligence solutions to credit unions, speaking Sept. 12 at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Technology Council in Chicago.“You can’t go to a conference in 2019, without hearing the hype associated with AI,” said Kinney. “But I want to make sure we don’t overpromise and underdeliver, because there’s a lot of that going on.”Instead, he suggested that credit unions focus their AI development on four distinct use cases: continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Liverpool’s vision

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Investec launches environment strategy to target decarbonisation trend

first_imgInvestec – which runs $142.4bn (€125.3bn) globally – claimed the investable universe of companies for the new strategy opened up a “$2.5trn growth opportunity” for investors who were “exploring investment around long-term portfolio decarbonisation”. Investec Asset Management is to target investment in companies supporting the drive for decarbonisation with a new strategy launching today.The Investec Global Environment Fund will buy stakes in companies with “carbon avoided” scores, calculated using the EU’s emissions trading scheme methodology, which assesses how companies offset and reduce their carbon emissions.Deirdre Cooper, co-manager of the fund with Graeme Baker, said the data incorporated “Scope 3” emissions alongside environmental revenues. These are indirect carbon effects from a company’s value chain that are often omitted from common measures of carbon footprints.“The world has embarked on its third energy transition: a relatively rapid shift in favour of low-carbon energy,” Cooper said. “Electricity needs to take market share from all other forms of energy, as we electrify transportation and heating… Investment is required in all the related value chain.” Deirdre Cooper, Investec Asset ManagementThe estimated universe of funds was more than 700 companies, the asset manager said, with a total market capitalisation in excess of $5trn.Cooper said less than a third of the companies were in the MSCI ACWI index and none were in the FTSE 100.“They will grow a lot faster than the rest of the market,” she added.Pension funds, asset managers and other institutional investors have been placing greater emphasis on cutting the carbon footprints of their investments in recent years. More than 400 institutions have backed the Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change since it was launched last year, calling for policy intervention on carbon pricing and other climate change policies. John Green, co-CEO of Investec Asset Management, said the new strategy emerged from a review of the group’s natural resources capabilities, which concluded that the future of the sector was set to change “radically”.“There’s an overwhelming sense that so much ESG investing is only about disinvestment and exclusion,” Green said. “There’s been very little discussion about what we do on the positive end – how does the pension fund community take positive steps on climate change?”While exclusion was an important part of climate change investing, Green argued that the same was true for portfolios that “positively and consistently invest in companies that impact and benefit from the energy transition”.“It surprises me that so little has been invested in this space: we estimate $15-20bn has been put to work. In context that’s a very small sum.”The fund launches today and “will be made available to both institutional and retail clients in key markets globally”, Investec said. Institutional share classes are priced at a 0.75% annual management charge.Further readingClean energy investment needs policy clarity on carbon price, say MPs A committee of MPs last year urged the UK government to extend carbon pricing to cover the whole economy to accelerate decarbonisation Energy transition ‘could seriously hit funding of Dutch schemes’ Dutch pension funds could lose up to 17 percentage points of their funding as a result of the energy transition, according to research by consultancy Sprenkels & VerschurenWorld leaders must do their bit in climate change fight, say investors Institutional investors active in the fight against climate change turned the spotlight on governments ahead of last year’s G7 summit in Canadalast_img read more

Martinez hails Deulofeu impact

first_img Press Association The on-loan Barcelona forward scored the opening goal of the 4-0 win on his first Barclays Premier League start and was a threat throughout the game. Further goals were added from Seamus Coleman, Bryan Oviedo and Romelu Lukaku but there was only one person to talk about after the game. Everton manager Roberto Martinez revealed he used Gerard Deulofeu’s Merseyside derby frustration to fire the young Catalan’s outstanding performance against Stoke. “Gerard Deulofeu made a big impact and allowed the performance to create a scoreline which suggests it was easier than it probably was,” said Martinez. “I think he was really disappointed with last week. From my point of view I told him I thought he was outstanding against Liverpool (a memorable 3-3 draw) but he had two good chances and he felt he should have taken them. “During the week he was left with a negative feeling that he didn’t deserve, that is why I felt it was right for him to start and flush that feeling away and he was desperate to do that. “I thought his first goal was sensational, I thought it was the moment of the game. “The way he works for the team, the way he understands his role in the team has been very impressive. “I am really pleased with the overall performance, that he was able to play 90 minutes and create so many chances and scoring the first goal was a pivotal moment. “He is one of the most talented footballers in Spanish football, he is quite a unique talent, and the moment he made his Barcelona debut against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu aged 16 is when he caught my attention. “There was a long list trying to take Gerard on loan and the fact he wanted to come to Everton was a fantastic feeling, and you can see why we worked so hard to attract him to the club.” The youngster tormented Stoke in the first half and Potters boss Mark Hughes, who gave a league debut to Deulofeu’s former Barcelona B team-mate Marc Muniesa, admitted he was one of those who had tried to sign him in the summer. “We were aware of him, we knew he was a talent and he is obviously a talent,” said Hughes. “We made an enquiry ourselves but unfortunately he came here and not to Stoke. “He is a very talented boy and I am sure it will only be a loan deal, I am sure Barcelona will keep hold of that asset.” Hughes was less complimentary about his own side, however. “We were poor on the day but credit to Everton, I thought they were very good and made it difficult for us,” he added. “The disappointing thing for us was up to 45 seconds prior to the half-time whistle we were very much in the game at 0-0. “To concede right on the whistle, which is a key time in any game, is disappointing and lo and behold in the second half we came out and conceded early. “That really shaped the game in a negative way. We tried to get back into the game but that just compounded our problems as we were a little bit over-exposed because we were trying to get back into the game. “Four-nil was a little bit harsh on us. If we’d got to half-time at 0-0 I don’t think the result would have been different but it might not have been as harsh.” Another of Everton’s on-loan players Lukaku scored his eighth league goal of the season, but Martinez brushed aside criticism from Jose Mourinho at parent club Chelsea over the player’s intentions for wanting to leave Stamford Bridge. “The parent club are entitled to say what they like about the relationship with the player as he is their player,” added the Spaniard. “What is important is Chelsea wanted Romelu to get some playing time and allow him to develop and that is happening. “The relationship is working extremely well, the player is scoring goals and working hard and is a true ambassador for Chelsea.” Lukaku reportedly said he would be prepared to stay at Goodison Park permanently if they qualified for the Champions League. “I think that puts pressure on himself, that means he needs to score between 25 and 30 goals so it is fantastic he thinks that way,” said Martinez. last_img read more

Alan Curtis shuns ‘must-win’ label as Swansea face Sunderland

first_img “As disappointed and embarrassed as we were by the performance we have to look forward, and I’m sure there will be a big bounce back,” Curtis said. “I spoke to the players and it’s something we can’t dwell on. “It was a bitter blow not to have a cup run because the longer you go it breeds confidence and gives players the chance to play. “But thoughts go quickly to the Sunderland game. That has to be the case and we will concentrate on what is going to be a massive game.” Veteran midfielder Leon Britton is set to make his 500th appearance for Swansea, over 13 years after making his debut while on loan from West Ham. Britton subsequently made a permanent switch the following summer and, apart from an six-month spell at Sheffield United from August 2010 to January 2011, has spent his entire career since in south Wales. “It’s hard to find words to describe how important he has been for the club,” said Curtis. “From the day he walked into the club he has been an inspiration to everybody. “When Leon’s playing the team is a better team and I think he sets the tempo. “He’s the one that sniffs out danger and stops it at source. “He’s been a huge part in the rise of the club in the last 10 or 12 years, and to play 500 games for one club in the modern era is a huge achievement.” Sunderland head to the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night knowing that victory would take them to within one point of Swansea in the Barclays Premier League. Swansea are currently two points above the relegation zone but would drop into the bottom three if Newcastle beat Manchester United on Tuesday night. “It’s a big game, yes,” said Curtis, in charge of a league fixture for the first time since his appointment as Swansea manager was confirmed until the end of the season. “But I wouldn’t call it a must-win game at the moment. “A must-win game is if you need to win your last game of the season to stay up. “But we need to win games sooner rather than later, and the longer you go without a win the pressure starts to build. “We know it’s a big game against a team just below us in the league, and we know the significance of picking up three points against them.” Curtis has won only one of his six games in command since stepping up from a coaching role following the dismissal of Garry Monk last month. Performances, however, had generally improved until Sunday’s miserable FA Cup exit at the hands of League Two Oxford. But Curtis insists that setback will have no bearing on Swansea’s league situation as he prepares to make mass changes once more and recall established players who missed the 3-2 defeat at the Kassam Stadium. Press Association Alan Curtis has refused to label Swansea’s crunch relegation battle with Sunderland as a must-win game despite the magnitude of the match.last_img read more