Emily McConville | The Observer A group of students cheer on the Irish against Purdue in the Shamrock Series at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 13, 2014.Because Fenway Park is a smaller venue, there weren’t as many student tickets available this year, and students who did receive a ticket in the lottery were all the more excited.“I’m a huge Boston sports fan, so being able to go watch Notre Dame play in Fenway Park is going to be awesome,” sophomore Kate Davin said. “As I found out last year that the game was going to be against BC in Fenway I was like, ‘Wow, I’d love to go to that,’ but I didn’t think I’d be able to get tickets. … So [when I did] I was really excited, and I didn’t shut up about it for a couple days. I just love Boston, it’s my favorite city, and so I’m really excited to be able to go back and be in Fenway, see my family and stuff. So just the whole experience, the atmosphere is going to be great.”Doran also said he’s excited about the atmosphere in Boston.“It’s a great sports town; they have a ton of passion for their teams, and I think that’s obvious for anyone who’s ever even been to the city,” he said. “The city is going to be insane, and I can’t wait. The atmosphere in the city is going to be buzzing.”In addition to the football game itself, the Shamrock Series includes several other academic and service events, such as a reimagining of the Boston Massacre trial by Notre Dame and Boston College law students on Thursday night, a Welcome to Boston party and the Alumni Association service project held at Fenway Park on Friday afternoon.“When the University decided to create this idea of taking our team on the road as a home game — the Shamrock Series — [University President] Fr. John Jenkins said, ‘If we’re going to do this, we’re going to take all of ND with us, not just the athletics side of our University.’ The motto is, ‘How do we leave Boston a little bit better, a little bit brighter, a little more cared for, because that’s who Notre Dame is,’” Angie Appleby Purcell, the Alumni Association’s Spirituality Program director, said. “The Shamrock Series has always been a very integrated type of weekend, so that really, by the time you hit the football game so much has happened that reflects the University’s larger mission academically, spiritually, in terms of service and care for others.”According to the Notre Dame Game Day website, the service project was originally limited to the first 85 volunteers, but because of the high interest in the event, Appleby Purcell said that number has been raised to 140 volunteers with a wait list of about 40 more people.“I am not at all surprised that we have this wonderful situation because our alumni, and our parents and fans very much want to serve, they want to make a difference in the world,” Appleby Purcell said. “I’m always humbled and just so proud that our community has priorities in terms of giving of their time and talent to serve others who are in need.”The final event before the tailgating begins is a Mass presided over by Jenkins on Saturday morning at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.“This is the heart of the University in terms of who we are as a Catholic University and our spiritual life,” Appleby Purcell said. “The mass is just another appropriate way in which we come together as a community, a community of faith to pray and to worship.”Appleby Purcell said between the game itself and the activities surrounding it, there is something for every member of the Notre Dame family to enjoy.“We could just look at this as a football game, but at the end of the day, what’s important to the University is that we come, that we share who we are and we offer our resources — whether that be academic and intellectual resources, spiritual resources, labor resources to help others and to make people feel welcome wherever we go,” she said. “It’s not just about the football, although that’s fun and part of it, but it’s more for us as a University, and we want to make sure it’s experienced by everyone.”Tags: Alumni Association, Game Day, Shamrock Series Notre Dame students, alumni and fans will be shipping up to Boston this weekend for the 2015 Shamrock Series.The No. 4 Fighting Irish will take on Boston College on Saturday at Fenway Park in Boston in the seventh annual Shamrock Series game. Senior leprechaun John Doran said the series is a great opportunity for fans who might not be able to make it to South Bend to see a Notre Dame football game.“I think the Shamrock Series does a good job of getting the people that maybe can’t get out to Notre Dame but are huge Notre Dame fans,” Doran said. “We’ll bring it to them. There are thousands of Notre Dame fans in the northeast, so being able to have a Notre Dame game there — when there’s more tickets available than the 5,000 we would get if we played at Syracuse or if we played at BC — it’s pretty nice to be able to fill up a stadium with that and give people more access.”
Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Matthew Broderick is currently headlining Sylvia on Broadway and he recently stopped by the ladies of The View to discuss appearing in A.R. Gurney’s play. It’s a show that the Tony winner was ultra familiar with—his wife Sarah Jessica Parker originated the title role of an exceptionally engaging canine off-Broadway in 1995: “I saw the play a million times back then.” Broderick also revealed that the Sylvia this time round, Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford, was taking the role very seriously, leading the panel to conclude that she was a “method dog.” Check out the interview below and then the production at Broadway’s Cort Theatre. Sylvia Related Shows View Comments
continue reading » Federally-insured credit unions saw share growth of 8.3 percent, year over year, during the first quarter of 2017 as membership also grew to 108 million, according to call report data released Monday by the NCUA.The NCUA’s 1Q data shows credit union membership growth of 4.2 percent versus a year ago; and loan growth of 10.6 percent, year over year.NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger said the first-quarter 2017 call report data shows how much credit union members value their institutions.“The figures show that credit unions’ consistent commitment to providing excellent products and member service is being recognized by members,” said Berger. “Credit unions are maintaining healthy growth by focusing on their members’ needs and concerns. Credit unions succeed when their members succeed – this quarterly report is just more proof of that.” 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Geroa Pentsioak EPSV, the multi-sector pension fund for workers in Gipuzkoa, a province in Spain’s Basque Country, has announced a return of 5.13% for calendar 2015 on its €1.7bn investment portfolio.This compares with a 9.39% return for calendar 2014 and takes the average annual return since the fund’s inception in 1996 to 6.51%.But in contrast with last year, when fixed income drove results, equities provided higher returns over 2015.Geroa Pentsioak is a unique concept in Spain, providing supplementary pension cover for medium and low-paid workers rather than for those with higher incomes. Its investment policy is to generate a return that is 2-3 percentage points above Spanish inflation.Fixed income dominates the portfolio, with a 58% allocation as at end-2015, while 30% was in equities.Within the fixed income allocation, Spanish government bonds made up 6.1% of the total portfolio, with 4.4% in bonds issued by the Basque government, 2.3% by the Portuguese government and 2% by Italy.For fixed income securities subject to market volatility, Geroa has been decreasing those assets with the worst risk/reward ratio, both in terms of duration and credit risk type.Specifically, the pension fund has reduced assets with very low returns, such as mortgage bonds, government bonds and straight bonds.Where fixed income assets are subject to market valuations, the pension fund has increased those securities with a short duration and slightly increased the ultra-long bonds for the purpose of obtaining higher coupons.In addition, Geroa has significantly lowered exposure in the medium-long end of the curve for government bonds.For equities, it has upped the weighting in finance and lowered the weighting in industries and materials.In terms of geography, exposure to Europe has been increased, whereas exposure to the US, Latin America and Japan has gone down.Meanwhile, there is also an emphasis on investing in the local economy.Investments in the Basque Country and Navarra form 11% of the total portfolio.This includes 2.46% invested in Orza, an asset manager set up to invest in Basque businesses, in which Geroa has a 50% stake.Geroa’s annual report emphasised the slowdown in emerging markets, with many countries experiencing weak growth, or even recession.It also said European macroeconomic data had only begun to show a slight improvement as a result of the European Central Bank’s policies, notably its asset purchase programme.“If there is significant downward correction in developing countries and in core sectors such as steel production and mining, incipient European recovery may be nipped in the bud,” it warned.
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, one of eight UK public pension asset pools, is seeking UK equity managers for its first mandate.The pool, a collaboration between 12 funds in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), has launched a tender for an equity portfolio worth up to £1.25bn (€1.4bn) to be split between three asset managers.According to the tender notice, Border to Coast wants managers with “each with a distinct style or role to play in contributing to the overall portfolio target”.It is seeking multiple investment styles, including value, growth and smaller companies strategies. When the manager line-up is finalised, the combined UK Equity Alpha Portfolio will target an annual return of at least two percentage points above the FTSE All Share index net of all external manager fees and expenses, the tender notice said.Managers applying for the tender should have at least a three-year track record for their strategy as of March 2018.Applicants have until midday UK time on 27 July to submit their offers via the pool’s manager selection consultant Mercer.The full tender details are available here.According to recent council documents, Border to Coast is also working on global and regional equity funds for launch later this year. Border to Coast is headquartered in LeedsBorder to Coast aims to pool roughly £43bn of assets from its member LGPS funds: Bedfordshire, Cumbria, Durham, East Riding, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, South Yorkshire, Surrey, Teesside, Tyne & Wear, and Warwickshire.It is led by CEO Rachel Elwell, who joined in December from Royal London, while John Harrison is the pool’s interim chief investment officer.Fiona Miller – a driving force behind the creation of Border to Coast while head of pensions at Cumbria County Council – is the pool’s chief operating officer.The board is chaired by former Railpen chief executive Chris Hitchen.As of March-end 2017, UK equities managers already running mandates for Border to Coast members included Columbia Threadneedle, BlackRock, Mirabaud, Majedie, UBS Global Asset Management, and Schroders.Legal & General Investment Management ran passive UK equity funds for several member funds, while Teesside, Lincolnshire and East Riding pension funds all ran UK equity allocations in-house.
Share Tweet Share LocalNews DAPD hopeful that government will ratify UN Convention by: – April 30, 2012 42 Views no discussions (L-R) Executive Director of the DAPD, Mrs. Nathalie Murphy, President of the DAPD Michael Murphy and Community Development, Social Services & Gender Affairs Minister Mrs. Gloria Shillingford.President of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) Michael Murphy has expressed confidence that the Dominica government will ratify the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities which it signed in 2007.The Association held a national consultation on Monday signaling the end of its public education drive to inform citizens of the importance of the UN convention as well as to solicit public support for the ratification of the same.The United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities seeks to “promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity”.The convention makes provision for disabled people who have “long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others”.Murphy who described his organization as a “strong advocacy group” is hopeful that the government will ratify the convention considering the work the Association has done.“I feel so confident that the government will ratify this convention as a matter of urgency…. having worked for all those years educating the general population of Dominica. You know it is so difficult sometimes to educate the people in authority and I am fully convinced that the people in authority are in fact convinced and they will move as swiftly as possible”.He also called on the public to support the Association in its quest to lobby the government for ratification of the convention.“I feel confident that the entire population of Dominica is satisfied that we in the disability movement have done a great job in educating them and bringing the problems and aspirations of persons with disabilities to the forefront and you will assist us in getting our government to ratify and most importantly after ratification to implement and monitor the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities”.In related news, Minister with responsibility for Community Development, Social Services and Gender Affairs Gloria Shillingford commended the Association for their work in educating the public on the plight and rights of disabled people.Shillingford urged the Association to “keep up the good work” and also pledged her government’s “continue to lend support and assistance” for their programs and initiatives.She also sought to assure the members that they are “respected and accepted as citizens of Dominica and that you are deserving of all the rights, benefits and privileges available to the rest of the human family in Dominica”.Shillingford also informed the Association that her government “fully endorses” all the articles prescribed in the convention and are “committed to creating opportunities for the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and freedoms by all persons with disabilities in Dominica”.The Association through its Executive Director Nathalie Murphy informed the consultation that a letter has been written requesting an audience with the government to discuss ratification and implementation of the convention. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share
The Batesville Wrestling team finished there regular season traveling to South Dearborn for the Knight’s Classic Individual Wrestling Tournament. The Bulldogs finished 3rd out of 6 teams with 4 wrestlers in the finals.Alex Murphy finished first at 113 receiving a forfiet in the first round, an overtime victory on the second round and a pin fall victory in the finals. Jonah Chase, Axel Garcia, and Abram Garcia finished 2nd at 138, 170, and 195 respectfully. Tyler Schaeffer finish 3rd at 132 with 3 pin falls. Josh Mobley, Nick Nobbe, and Chase Hamilton got 5th place finishes at 152, 160, and 182 respectfully. Caleb Bischoff-Niese and Brandon Manning finished 6th at 126 and 220 respectfully.East Central won the tournament as a team.Batesville will next compete at sectionals to begin the State series.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.
Statewide—Amity Packing Company Inc., a Chicago, Ill. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically clear, thin pliable plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The raw ground beef items were produced on Jan. 6, 2020. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]1-lb. VACUUM-PACKED, packages containing “Pre 95% LEAN/5% FAT GROUND BEEF” with lot code “0060,” case code “11402” and USE/FREEZE BY date of “01/31/2020” on the product label.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 6916” printed on the right, front side of the package. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The problem was discovered after Pre Brands LLC. received two consumer complaints reporting findings of clear, thin pliable plastic in raw ground beef. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Pre Brands LLC. at 1-844-773-3663. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Nicole Schumacher, Pre Brands LLC., Chief Marketing Officer, at (312) 837-3812 or at NSchumacher@eatpre.com.
RelatedPosts Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Manchester City end EPL campaign with battering of Norwich City + final table EPL: Burnley seek history against Brighton Britain’s first and only openly gay footballer, Justin Fashanu, is to be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame at the National Football Museum in Manchester this week. The former Norwich City and Nottingham Forest striker took his own life in 1998 aged 37, eight years after coming out publicly to the press. According to a report on Monday, Fashanu would be recognised at a ceremony on Wednesday. His move to Forest in 1981 made him the first black footballer to command a one million pounds ($1.30 million) transfer fee. He will join more than 100 male players in the English Football Hall of Fame, which was set up in 2002 to honour those who have made outstanding contribution to the sport. His niece, Amal, who runs The Justin Fashanu Foundation, which highlights issues of homophobia and other forms of discrimination in football, will collect the award. Amal said: “I guess for Justin this will be a great moment. “I think it’s a pivotal moment, when we are finally recognising who Justin Fashanu was, not only as the openly gay footballer, but also as a very talented footballer and the first million-pound black player in England.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: AmalJustin FashanuNational Football MuseumNorwich CityNottingham ForestThe Justin Fashanu Foundation