Farley revives fundraiser calendar

first_imgAlthough Notre Dame has no shortage of long-held traditions, Farley Hall intends on renewing one long forgotten. Farley’s Finest are bringing back the Men of ND calendar, a former hall fundraiser, to benefit the Sex Offense Services Rape Crisis Center of St. Joseph County. Kelsie Corriston, Farley Hall secretary, said the idea to reinstitute the calendar came from former rector Sr. Carrine Etheridge in 2011, although organizers were given few details. “We didn’t have any old copies or information to go on initially, so we revamped it ourselves,” she said. “It’s been an awesome learning process.” The search for student-models was an extensive process, Corriston said. “We tried to get the word out as much as possible,” she said. “We created a Facebook event, emailed clubs, talked to hall councils and wrote a letter to The Observer.” Students either applied themselves or were nominated by friends, Corriston said. After reviewing the submissions, 20 men were brought in for interviews. “We chose students based on their involvement on campus and the uniqueness of their stories,” she said. “We tried our best to represent the diversity of Notre Dame given our applicant pool.” Corriston and her co-organizers used the interviews to seek out students from dynamic backgrounds. “From the engineer who spends time modifying toys for disabled children to an Eagle Scout whose dream is to fight hunger … we were really impressed by each man’s engagement in service, dedication to academics and love for the University,” she said. “It was cool to discover so many different experiences that were still quintessentially Notre Dame.” 12 models were selected from the group interviewed, but the decisions did not end there. Corriston said the committee gave thorough consideration to determining which student best represented each month. “We tried to match months to their activities,” she said. “Mr. October is one of the band majors, so we wanted to make sure he was [pictured for] a month during football season.” Initial reactions to the calendar were mixed, but Corriston said the charitable cause swayed many critics. “A lot of people initially think we’re doing something similar to a firemen’s calendar that objectifies men,” she said. “However, once they hear our intentions they think it’s an awesome idea,” she said.last_img read more

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Odds & Ends: Derek Klena & Taylor Louderman in Magic Mike Workshop & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Derek Klena, Taylor Louderman…& Magic MikeChanning Tatum recently revealed about the Magic Mike musical adaptation that “we’re getting it going,” and now we have photographic evidence a workshop has taken place! Broadway alum and Peter Pan Live! star Taylor Louderman tweeted the below pic on April 17, proving that the previously reported creative team of Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa have been hard at work on the show. In the foreground, there’s a score with the song title “What’s Up With Mike?” and in the background it would appear that Kitt is on piano. Louderman also said that former Wicked star Derek Klena has been working with her on the new tuner this week. Looks like Broadway will soon get striptastic and we can’t wait! View Comments Rosie O’Donnell to Take the Stage With Kate MulgrewBroadway alum and Orange Is The New Black star Kate Mulgrew will discuss her new memoir Born With Teeth in a Q&A sit down with honorary Tony winner Rosie O’Donnell. The event will take place at the Vineyard Theatre on May 3. The book details Mulgrew’s upbringing in a large, eccentric Irish family, of the daughter she gave up for adoption at 22 and went looking for 20 years later, and the behind-the-scenes details of her career.The Road of Promise to Make U.S. PremiereKurt Weill’s The Road of Promise will receive its U.S. Premiere on May 6 and May 7 at Carnegie Hall as the conclusion of The Collegiate Chorale’s 2014-15 season. The new concert adaptation combines a story about a synagogue under threat of persecution with defining stories from the Old Testament, and will be led by conductor/director Ted Sperling.Pitch Perfect 2’s Aca-Amazing New TrailerAlmost time to get pitch slapped! The latest trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 has just been released and we cannot wait to see Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt and more hit the big screen on May 15. Check out the new sneak peek below.last_img read more

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In light of COVID-19 pandemic, Appalachian Trail thru-hikers urged to leave trail

first_imgIf hikers decide to embark on their thru-hike anyway, the ATC is asking that they avoid starting their hike at the southern portion of the trail. Georgia is the most popular launching-off point, and its popularity will make it hard for hikers to maintain a safe distance from each other.  The ATC has asked hikers to self-isolate if they feel ill and to keep in mind that many services along the trail, such as shuttles, hostels, outfitters and libraries may be closed. Hikers are also encouraged to plan for the fact that grocery stores may be running low on inventory when they stop to resupply. The ATC reminds hikers that, should they need medical attention, communities along the trail may have an overburdened healthcare system that is low on resources.  Appalachian Trail signpost in Shenandoah National Park, USA – Photo from Getty Images On Wednesday, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), a non-profit that protects and maintains the Appalachian Trail, announced that they have sent a letter to all registered multi-day Appalachian Trail hikers asking them to postpone their section or thru-hikes. “We do not make this request lightly,” the ATC said in the letter. “We manage and protect the A.T. because it is meant to be hiked. However, the practices necessary to support a section or thru-hike may make A.T. hikers vectors to spread COVID-19—whether congregating at shelters or around picnic tables, traveling to trailheads in shuttle vans, or lodging at the various hostels up and down the Trail.” center_img In addition to encouraging hikers to postpone their thru-hikes, the ATC has also closed all visitor centers until further notice and withdrawn all ridgerunners and caretakers from the trail for the next two weeks. To stay up to date on how COVID-19 is impacting the Appalachian Trail visit https://wildeast.appalachiantrail.org/explore/plan-and-prepare/hiking-basics/health/covid19/.last_img read more

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2 quick ways to improve your credit union’s social presence

first_imgBusiness leaders have been trying to determine the ROI of social media since it blew up in 2007. That’s understandable. Time is short and it’s important to make sure you’re focused on the right activities as a marketer.So let’s start with some data and research.A while back, Gallup mentioned that only 10% of customers used Facebook or Twitter to interact with their financial institution in the last six months.That led Onovative to conduct our own research around the topic and we found that only 7% of respondents under the age of 35 were interested in following their credit union through social media.And to pile on the bad news just a bit more, earlier this year CUGrow analyzed the penetration of financial institutions within social channels to further show that account holders just aren’t fanning and following their financial institutions on social channels.Not looking good for the argument to build a big social presence, right?That’s ok.The key takeaway from all of this research is giving people a reason to want to engage with their financial institution on social channels. Looking through that lens, here are two things you can do to beef up your social presence.BUILD TARGETED ADSThis is a great option to supplement any outbound campaign. Now that almost every social channel allows you to build a custom audience based on email addresses, you should consider building custom audiences with targeted offers.That’s great, but what is a custom audience?The high level overview is that sites like Facebook and Twitter will allow you to upload a list of email addresses into their ad platforms. If your member used that email address to sign up to the social network, the social network can match it to your member’s social profile and ensure that your member sees your ad.This gives you a great deal of precision in targeting ads toward individual segments of people.Imagine being able to pull a report from your core banking system based on specific criteria, like an auto loan, and having those members see targeted ads on Facebook. .For extra credit, now imagine sending this same list of people print and email offers for the same campaign, while they’re seeing your ad on Facebook.This is something you can do today.In fact, I’m personally so excited about this opportunity that I put together a Credit Union Marketer’s Guide to Cross-Selling on Facebook that will walk you through setting up your first custom audience on Facebook..GET OUT OF THE BUILDINGIf engagement on your social channels is what you’re after, then you’re going to need to promote what other people are doing. It may be counter-intuitive, but the fastest way to get people talking about you is to talk about them.And a great place to start is your own business customers.Run a report to take an inventory of all of your business clients and be sure to grab their physical address in the report.From here you can create a custom Google My Map and import the physical addresses of all of your business accounts. Google’s My Maps is a powerful mapping engine, yet easy to use. Once all of your business accounts are in a map, you can get creative and change the color of the map markers based on industry (e.g. retail, food & beverage, etc.)Add a list of what each color means in the key and you’ll have a quick way to identify each of your business customers.Next, pick an industry, like retail or food and beverage and come up with some basic, “getting to know you” interview questions. Once you have some questions, set up some time with these member business owners for a promotional interview.Don’t just tell your business accounts that you value their business, show them. Reach out and let them know that you want to highlight them on your social channels. Think they’ll say no thanks?Even if they decline, you’ve just differentiated your financial institution as an organization that truly cares and spread a great deal of goodwill, just by asking the question.When it’s time to conduct the interview, Google’s My Maps even makes route building easy. You can build a route on your map between places of business and access it from the mobile app for turn-by-turn directions. Easy as pie, right?Since you’re likely already walking around with a “studio in your pocket,” during the interview remember to use your phone to capture audio, video and pictures. This is the content that you can push out directly onto your social channels and make blog posts.When the post goes out, be sure to share it with that business’ social accounts. They’ll almost always share the post with their fans, which gets you in front of their customers.Win-win. 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Chris Hall Chris Hall is very fond of the Internet and enjoys all aspects of digital marketing. He leads the inbound marketing and customer development efforts at Onovative, a company that believes … Web: www.onovativebanking.com Detailslast_img read more

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Broome County equipped to handle severe weather on top of COVID-19

first_imgPonticiello said Buckler and his team were preparing Monday in case they were needed, as well as checking in on the readiness of local agencies. This preparation included keeping in touch with the National Weather Service, NYSEG, deputy coordinators handling different areas, and watching the skies to see how they effect the community. “In this case, it isn’t, they’re two very dissimilar events, so although we’re using an enormous amount of resources on the pandemic, they’re not the same resources we would be using to manage a wind and storm event, that is also coming,” said Ponticiello. (WBNG) — As Monday brought severe weather to the Southern Tier, the Broome County Emergency Operations Center doubled down to handle both the coronavirus pandemic on top of storm threats. Ponticiello said if any non-coronavirus issues arise where local police and fire agencies need help, Broome County Fire Coordinator Jeff Buckler would step in.center_img When asked if this was an overwhelming situation, Ponticiello said it’s one his team has covered. Director of the Broome County Office of Emergency Services Michael Ponticiello explained his team at the center has a plan in place for this kind of situation, and it all revolves around delegating resources. As for what he said you should be doing at home during this kind of double-impact; keep up with social distancing and staying home, while also watching the weather, staying away from downed power lines or trees, and calling NYSEG or 9-1-1 when needed.last_img read more

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Mohamed Elneny tips Mesut Ozil to ditch Arsenal for Fenerbahce

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Feb 2020 6:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link255Shares Advertisement Mohamed Elneny tips Mesut Ozil to ditch Arsenal for Fenerbahce Ozil joined the north London club in 2013 (Picture: Getty Images).Mohamed Elneny claims Arsenal star Mesut Ozil ‘loves’ Fenerbahce and admits he could see the German joining the Turkish club in the future.The German flirted with a move to his childhood team in January, but has seemingly settled under new boss Mikel Arteta.Nevertheless, Ozil has just 18 months left on his current £350,000-a-week deal at the Emirates and Elneny, who is on a season-long loan at Besiktas from the Gunners, thinks Ozil might be tempted to move to Turkey.The 27-year-old Egyptian told beIN SPORTS Turkey: ‘Mesut really loves Fenerbahce. He’s always speaking about the club and the fans.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘If you ask me, I think he could come to Fenerbahce. He’s always trying to annoy me by singing Fenerbahce chants.’ Advertisement Elneny will rejoin the north London club in the summer from Besiktas (Picture: Getty Images)Ozil, 31,  has made it clear in the past that it is his dream to play for Fenerbahce, the club he grew up supporting.Rumours of a mass exodus in the summer for the Gunners have surfaced with Alexander Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ozil facing exits in north London.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalBut the creative midfielder could yet be convinced to extend his current Gunners contract, which is due to expire in June 2022.After previously being frozen out by former boss Unai Emery, Ozil has started every league game since Mikel Arteta joined in December.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Alastair Cook tips Rory Burns to have ‘big future’ for England and defends captain Joe Root Commentlast_img read more

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SNB reverses deposit exemption for Switzerland’s largest pension fund

first_imgHowever, a few exceptions were made to that rule, including federal deposits, an account by the first-pillar fund AHV, the liquidity account of Publica and that of the SNB’s own pension fund, as well as two cantonal accounts.Yesterday, the SNB decided that only the federal deposits, as well as the AHV account, would continue to be run on 0% interest, while all others will have to pay the negative interest.Dieter Stohler, chief executive at Publica, told IPE the SNB’s decision “does not change Publica’s situation significantly”, as the scheme’s CHF38bn (€46.4bn) in assets “are still broadly diversified”.He added that no decisions had yet been made on any potential portfolio changes in light of falling interest rates, although he said the fund was continually assessing its asset allocation.At the moment in Switzerland, many banks have yet to pass on the fees they pay on their deposits with the SNB, partly as a means of attracting new clients. But Philippe Lüthy, head of investment consulting at Mercer Switzerland, expects this to change, by this autumn at the latest, as “banks cannot continue to pay these fees without passing them on”.At that point, the investors will have to decide “whether it hurts more to pay a certain amount in fees for a cash deposit or in management fees for an investment fund in another asset category”, Lüthy said.In any case, “most Pensionskassen are trying to hold as little cash as possible”, he added.  Read here how pension funds reacted to the first issuing of 10-year Swiss government bonds with a negative interest rate The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has ruled that Publica, the country’s largest Pensionskasse, as well as its own pension fund, must now pay for accounts they have with the central bank.  Commenting on the decision, Publica said it was “disappointed” but added that the change was “understandable given the Swiss debate”.It also said the decision’s effect on the Pensionskasse should “not be overstated”, as it only affected its liquidity account, and the fund did “not need much liquidity to operate”.In February, a negative rate of 0.75% was introduced on the deposit account balances Swiss banks hold with the SNB.last_img read more

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Inter Milan leading race for Mertens

first_imgRead Also: Gianluigi Buffon agrees new Juventus deal – ReportIt’s reported the Nerazzurri proposed a two-year contract worth €6m per season, plus an option for a third year.This would give him approximately €1m more than the wages Napoli are prepared to pay, along with extra cash from freeing up his image rights.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO9 Astonishing Wonders Hidden Deep In Sea10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchBest Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? Loading… Dries Mertens is increasingly unlikely to extend his Napoli contract, as Inter are reportedly offering a far superior salary package.Advertisement The Belgium international had been close to an agreement with President Aurelio De Laurentiis, but the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic slowed negotiations down.According to Sport Mediaset, Mertens is more and more pushing towards the exit when his contract expires this summer.Although Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are known to be interested, Mertens would prefer to remain in Italy and Inter are offering the best terms.last_img read more

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De Lima wants 15-day paid leave for disaster volunteers

first_img“As a country who has suffered increasing levels of calamity, itbehooves our government to continue to rise to the occasion. One such measureis to activate our civil servants as reserve emergency responders in times ofextraordinary disasters,” De Lima said. The senator, however, explained that the leave will be subjected to theapproval of the government department or the agency the employee is under. “Legislation must be made not only to allow our government employees tojoin the disaster response contingent but to encourage them to do so byprotecting their tenure and granting paid leaves to those who are trulyqualified,” she added. In her Senate Bill No. 1284, De Lima said that certified disasterresponse volunteers must be compensated for their regular pay rate for regularwork hours during their time of absence due to volunteer services. De Lima, who chairs the Committee on Social Justice, Welfare and RuralDevelopment, said that a proactive approach to disaster response is imperative. MANILA – Opposition senator Leila de Lima has filed a measure beforethe Senate which seeks to grant disaster service volunteers a 15-day paid leavefrom work within a year. “These natural disasters, such as typhoons, earthquakes, floods, volcaniceruptions, landslides and fires exposes the country and our people to a widerange of risks, billion-worth destruction and losing the lives of ourcitizens,” she said./PN “These volunteers play an important role in increasing the government’sresponse capacity especially at the community level,” De Lima said. “A coveredemployee who is granted leave [s]hall not lose any seniority or any alreadyaccumulated vacation time, sick time or earned over time due to such leave,”she added. Senator De Lima proposes a bill that seeks 15 days of paid leave within a year for disaster response volunteers. PAGEONE.PHlast_img read more

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Batesville Boys JV Spilt Weekend Games

first_imgBatesville split a pair of road games this weekend to Lawrenceburg and Plainfield.The JV team defeated Lawrenceburg 41-31. The lead was as high as 19 before the Tigers made a comeback in the 4th quarter. A 13-0 2nd quarter led the way for the Bulldogs for the win. Offensively, the Bulldogs recorded 10 assists on 15 of their field goal attempts with Sam Haskamp leading the way with 3 and John Harmeyer with 2. Austin Siefert led the team with 12 points on 4 three-pointers. Jayden Beal recorded 7 while Sam Haskamp added 6.Defensively, Luke Schroeder led the team with 10 rebounds while John Harmeyer added 7. Both guys recorded 3 offensive rebounds. Siefert, Schroeder, and Harmeyer led the team with 2 steals a piece while Lane Westerfeld recorded 3 deflections and a great job shutting down Lawrenceburg’s leading scorer.1Q: L 11-9; 2Q: B 22-11; 3Q: B 34-18; 4Q: B 41-31The Bulldogs traveled to Plainfield on Saturday night and were defeated by a very good Plainfield team 64-35. Trey Heidlage led the team with 11 points while Luke Schroeder and Sam Haskamp both chipped in with 6. Austin Siefert led the team with 3 assists while Heidlage added 2. Siefert and Haskamp led the team with 4 rebounds including 3 offensive rebounds by Haskamp. Jayden Beal led with 2 steals.1Q: P 25-8; 2Q: P 38-16; 3Q: P 55-28; 4Q: P 64-35Batesville JV is now 2-2 on the year and will play at home vs Northeastern on Thursday night while traveling to East Central on Saturday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Feller.last_img read more

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