Mod Quad hosts third annual ‘Drip n’ Dodge’

first_imgMod Quad’s third annual “Drip n’ Dodge” will bring a splash of color to White Field Sunday as part of a fundraising effort for Camp Kesem, which provides support to children whose parents have cancer.The event, which is co-sponsored by Knott, Pasquerilla East, Pasquerilla West and Siegfried Halls, features altered games of dodgeball with teams of four to six people hurling paint-covered balls at one another.Water guns filled with paint are also provided so that people waiting to play can spray them to the teams playing, Pasquerilla East president sophomore Mary White said.Event organizers will use soft dodge balls and require participants to wear protective goggles, White said.Pasquerilla West president sophomore Margaret Costello said teams should be able to play in at least two games.“We have around 15 teams as it is, right now, but registration closes on Friday, and we are hoping to get more,” Costello said.Teams must pay a registration fee of $10 and proceeds will go to Camp Kesem, a nationwide camp Notre Dame has sponsored and hosted for the past 13 years, White said.“[Camp Kesem is] a summer camp for kids who just need to sort of get away for a little bit,” Costello said, “[Camp Kesem] greatly appreciates any donation they can get because they are not a huge organization, so anything helps for them.”The first 50 people to sign up will receive free Drip N’ Dodge t-shirts, and the event will include food, drinks and music.“This year, Drip N’ Dodge will be the best yet,” White said.Siegfried president sophomore Anthony LaGuardia said the prizes for the winners of the tournament add excitement to the event.The third place team will win a Papa John’s pizza party up to $100. The second place prize is six all-inclusive tickets to the Niles Haunted House and Scream Park in Niles, Miciganh. The first place prize is worth $300 dollars but is still a mystery.“We got a lot of money left over from the money that we got from Hall Presidents Council,” LaGuardia said.LaGuardia said they had hoped to donate the extra money to Camp Kesem, but due to some SAO and Hall Presidents Council procedural regulations, the money can only be used on the event.“I think the main reason behind this is because SAO not only wants to … put on events that raise a lot of money for charity, but they also wanted to get students involved,” LaGuardia said. “So I think that they think that the best way to do is to not just donate the money you receive but spend the money to make a cool event that … [is] part of the charity.”White said last year’s weather restricted participation, but she hopes for more students Sunday.“Last year, it was a rainy day, so less than 20 teams ended up playing on the day,” White said, “This year … our goal is at least 30 teams to play and … we expect a fun day out on White Fields.”Costello said they started planning in August and it has been an effort of the whole hall council.“[Drip n’ Dodge is] like Mod Quad’s big chance to let people know that we exist,” Costello said, “We’re sort of on the edge of campus. It’ll be nice to see some teams come from the other sides of campus to come.”Students can sign up for Drip N’ Dodge on Student Shop until 5 p.m. Friday. After that, they can email Mary White at mwhite16@nd.edu with their information until midnight Friday and pay their fees at the event.Tags: Drip n’ Dodge, Knott, Mod Quad, Pasqueriila East, Pasquerilla West, Siegfriedlast_img read more

Attempted sexual assault reported

first_imgNotre Dame Security Police (NDSP) emailed students Sunday night alerting them to a report of attempted sexual assault that occurred early Saturday morning.The reported attempt took place near the lakes as the suspect and victim were walking back to the victim’s residence hall from off campus, and the report was made to a campus administrator, the email stated.The email quoted “du Lac: A Guide to Student Life,” Notre Dame’s official policy book, and warned students of the risks of sexual assault as well as the standards of consent.“Sexual assault can happen to anyone,” the email stated. “Anyone initiating any kind of sexual contact with another person must seek consent and not engage in sexual contact unless consent is given.“According to du Lac, ‘Consent means informed, freely given agreement, communicated by clearly understandable words or actions, to participate in each form of sexual activity. Consent cannot be inferred from silence, passivity or lack of active resistance.’ Importantly, intoxication is not an excuse for failure to obtain consent, and a person who is incapacitated — whether by alcohol, drugs or otherwise — is incapable of giving consent.”Students should maintain caution and awareness of their surroundings to avoid risks, the email stated.“On college campuses, perpetrators are more likely to assault an acquaintance than a stranger. Being aware of your own safety and watching out for your friends are important steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual assault.“The perpetrator, not the survivor, is responsible for any instance of sexual assault. Nothing a survivor does or does not do is an excuse for sexual assault.”Tags: NDSP, sexual assaultlast_img read more

Board names Bar Executive Committee

first_img June 15, 2002 Regular News Board names Bar Executive Committee Board names Bar Executive Committeecenter_img Bar Board of Governors members Hank Coxe of Jacksonville, Kelly Overstreet Johnson of Tallahassee, and Jim Lupino of Tavernier have been elected by the board to the Executive Committee for the 2002-03 Bar year.The trio, elected at the board’s May meeting in Jacksonville, join two other board members to be picked by incoming President Tod Aronovitz of Miami and six automatic members.The automatic members are Aronovitz, incoming President-elect Miles McGrane of Coral Gables, incoming YLD President Juliet Roulhac of Miami, incoming Budget Committee Chair Jerald Beer of West Palm Beach, incoming Legislation Committee Chair Jesse Diner of Hollywood, and incoming Communication Committee Chair David Welch of Pompano Beach.As of the Bar News’ deadline, Aronovitz had not made his three appointments to the committee.The Executive Committee is empowered to act for the Board of Governors between its every-other-month meetings.last_img read more

What’s in a name: Diversity & Inclusion Officer

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Notre Dame Federal Credit Union ($628.1M, Notre Dame, IN) prizes diversity and inclusion in its service to 58,000 members. So much so, in fact, that it has created a staff position devoted to those principles.Esmi Rivera’s job as diversity and inclusion officer formalizes what the Catholic university-based credit union has long worked toward: financial wellness and opportunity for everyone in its field of membership and the communities where they live.Rivera joined Notre Dame FCU in November 2017 as a business development representative and became the credit union’s diversity and inclusion officer this past August.Here, she describes her new role and how it fits with her credit union’s commitment to its fundamental principles. continue reading »last_img read more

Aftermarket auto companies weather pandemic through online sales

first_imgMobility to workplaces was down 25 percent as of Monday compared to the average level between January and February, while mobility to residential places was up 13 percent over the same period, data from Google’s Community Mobility Report showed.In addition to online services, Astra Otoparts is offering a home service where they send technicians to maintain vehicles.“So there are two home services, car battery and oil replacement. After the pandemic, the significant [increase] will be oil replacement because people will do things at home, and we’ll be ready with home delivery,” Yusak said.Lubricant producer PT Federal Karyatama, a subsidiary of American oil and gas company Exxon Mobil, saw its online sales double, according to the company’s president director, Patrick Adhiatmadja.The increase came amid falling demand for lubricant, as car and motorbike plants halted operation in May because of social restrictions.“Lubricant demand may start recovering at the end of the year both from other industries and the auto industry, particularly the aftermarket,” said Patrick.As a result of the pandemic, the country’s lubricant sales are estimated to have fallen by between 30 and 50 percent from the first to the second quarter of this year, according to the Indonesian Lubricant Association (Aspelindo).Like Astra Otoparts, Federal Karyatama is also providing home services for during the health crisis.The tire industry has continued to struggle against pandemic headwinds and the disruption of international trade. The majority of national production was intended for export, according to the Indonesian Tire Companies Association (APBI).While the nation’s tire companies have turned to the domestic market in response, including the auto aftermarket, the closure of workshops because of the government’s social restrictions has deflated the industry’s revenue.“The tire industry is almost dead,” APBI chairman Azis Pane said.Topics : “We’ve aimed to prepare a digital platform that can enhance the comfort and ease of the features we provide so that consumers grow accustomed to Astra Otoshop,” Astra Otoparts director Yusak Kristian said in a virtual discussion on June 26.Marketing consulting firm Markplus found in a survey of 105 respondents that nearly a quarter of consumers were buying auto parts online during the pandemic, compared to the 5 percent of consumers before the health crisis.The auto industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and the related restrictions, which have affected customers’ mobility and spending. Domestic car sales fell by more than 95 percent year-on-year to only 3,551 units in May, a continuation of the downward trend seen since March, Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers Association (Gaikindo) data shows.The auto aftermarket has seen an estimated 80 percent decline in total sales between April and May because of social restrictions. Consumers have required less auto maintenance and fewer parts, according to the Indonesian Automotive Aftermarket Association (Gatomi). Auto parts companies are relying on online sales to offset declining revenue from brick and mortar stores as the industry continues to suffer from the effects of COVID-19.PT Astra Otoparts, the auto parts manufacturing and distribution arm of conglomerate PT Astra International, saw the number of shoppers at its online store, Astra Otoshop, double from April to May.The increase in online shopping has also contributed to a doubling of monthly revenue over the same period.last_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgRedington – Dan Mikulskis, Pete Drewienkiewicz and Mitesh Sheth have been promoted at consultancy Redington to become managing directors of their respective business areas: asset liability management, manager research and business development and communications, respectively. Neha Bhargava and Rachel Johnson have been made directors within client consulting and operations. Redington said all of these promotions were part of its new push for business growth.Morningstar – Dan Kemp has been appointed CIO at Morningstar’s Investment Management Group for the EMEA region. He is replacing Daniel Needham, CFA, who became president and CIO for the Morningstar Investment Management Group in January 2015. Robin Johnson, CFA, has also been hired as head of portfolio management, EMEA. Kemp joined Morningstar in 2014 as co-head of investment consulting and portfolio management for Morningstar Investment Management in the EMEA region, having previously worked at investment consultancy Albemarle Street Partners, which he co-founded. In his new role, he will report to Needham. Johnson came to Morningstar in 2007, after working at Mellon Global Investors and Bestinvest. He will report to Kemp.SYZ Asset Management – Katia Coudray has been appointed chief executive of SYZ Asset Management and head of OYSTER Funds. She was previously at Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) in Geneva, where she was a member of the asset management executive committee. Florent Guy-Ducrot has been hired by the firm, which is a division of the SYZ Group, as head of business development, replacing Xavier Guillon. Guy-Ducrot has previously been head of sales and distribution in various asset management companies including HSBC and Crédit Agricole (now Amundi).Schroders – Owen Scarrott is joining Schroders early next month in the newly created role of materials and energy global sector specialist. He most recently worked as an equity analyst at Morgan Stanley and had similar jobs at Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs. Scarrott will be based in London and report to Simon Webber, who is responsible for the global sector specialist team.Pioneer Investments – Michael Dirstine has been hired by Pioneer Investments and will take on the newly created role of institutional business development officer. He will be based in Boston. Before joining the firm, Dirstine was vice-president of institutional sales at Eaton Vance.Russell Investments – Van Luu has been appointed head of currency and fixed income strategy at Russell Investments, to be based in London. He will report to Andrew Pease, global head of investment strategy. He comes to the firm from Norges Bank Investment Management, where he was a senior analyst for investment policy and allocation strategies. NAPF, Whitbread, comPlan, Sulzer, Swisscom, RobecoSAM, Redington, Morningstar, SYZ Asset Management, Schroders, Pioneer Investments, Russell InvestmentsUK National Association of Pension Funds – Lesley Williams, group pensions director at Whitbread, has been appointed chair of the NAPF, succeeding Ruston Smith, whose two-year tenure will end at the NAPF annual general meeting on 16 October. Williams has been a non-executive director of the NAPF since 2011 and is currently chair of its defined contribution council.comPlan/Sulzer – Urs Schaffner will leave his position as managing director of the CHF4bn (€3.8bn) pensionskasse for the machinery maker Sulzer (SVE) to become head of the CHF9.5bn pension plan for telecommunications company Swisscom (comPlan) from October. He will replace André-Pierre Schmidt, who is leaving after five years. At SVE, the search for a replacement for Schaffner is ongoing. It has now also been confirmed that Edouard Stucki, formerly at Towers Watson Switzerland, has joined the asset management team at comPlan at the beginning of the year. RobecoSAM – Bas Knol has been appointed active ownership specialist in RobecoSAM’s governance and active ownership team, taking up the role on 1 June. Before this, he was at ABN AMRO Private Banking, where he was responsible for integrating environmental, social and governance factors into the investment process.last_img read more

Child advocate wants proper correctional facility for juveniles

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet 18 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Child advocate wants proper correctional facility for juveniles by: – April 7, 2012 Share Fr. Franklyn Cuffy.An advocate for children’s rights want has called for authorities to swiftly address the issue of a proper correctional facility for young offenders in Dominica.Fr. Franklyn Cuffy believes that the lack of such facility could be a major contributing factor for the increase in criminal activities among juveniles. “I think our constitution says when a young person commits an act they should be sent to a training center but we send them to the state prison. To my mind this is a violation of the constitution, a violation of the rights of the young person,” he said.Cuffy said justice is not being done hence the reason for the increase in violence.“People do not want to feel insecure. People do not want to feel humiliated, people do not want to feel rejected so they are taking it into their own hands and this is one of the reasons why this ugly picture of violence is showing its face in Dominica”.He noted his elation however at the number of youths who participated in a National Youth Rally last weekend in Mahaut.“Over 100 young people showed up on the grounds of the Mahaut School on Palm Sunday. They displayed their talents, they prayed, they had clean fun,” he said.Cuffy believes that the nation needs to continue to put their trust in the youth to help motivate and encourage them to engage in positive and socially acceptable behavior.“We need to encourage them to display and share the gifts and talents that they have, if we can do that there will be less violence among our young people,” he explained.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Aján resigns as honorary IOC member

first_img Aján has been at the IWF since 1976, serving 24 years as general secretary and the past 20 as President. His fifth term as President was due to run until May next year, and at the age of 81 he said he would not stand again. Aján stepped aside pending an investigation, led by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, into the claims made in the documentary. The Hungarian has been replaced by Ursula Papandrea of the United States, who will head an Oversight and Integrity Commission “whose responsibilities will include identifying, nominating and recommending independent experts in fields including anti-doping and financial reporting”, according to the IWF. The new Commission will report to the Executive Board and the IWF Congress, scheduled for Bucharest on March 11 to 13. Aján’s membership of the IOC was linked to his function as IWF President and he was elevated to honorary status after reaching the age limit of 70. During his time on the IOC, Aján served as a member of four commissions – Sport for All, sub-commission on Out-of-Competition Testing, Olympic Movement and International Relations. Read Also:Aján’s 44-year reign at IWF under threat as Executive Board members demand change He becomes the second IOC honorary member to quit the role in recent years after disgraced former International Association of Athletics Federation President Lamine Diack resigned following his arrest on corruption charges in November 2015. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The IOC said the 81-year-old, who served as an IOC member from 2000 before assuming honorary status in 2010, had stepped down as he “wanted to protect the reputation of his sport and that of the Olympic Movement”. Aján was the main subject of the German television documentary Secret Doping – Lord of the Lifters broadcast by ARD on January 5, which featured allegations of corruption, both financial and in anti-doping procedures. The Hungarian official stepped aside as IWF President for 90 days following the documentary, the content of which was described by the IOC as “very serious and worrying”. Aján denies wrongdoing and the IOC said he had “offered his resignation whilst rejecting in the strongest possible terms allegations recently made against him in a TV programme”. “At the same time, Mr Aján explained that he had realised that these allegations are overshadowing Olympic preparations and Olympic competitions in his beloved sport of weightlifting,” a statement from the IOC read. “For this reason, with his resignation he wanted to protect the reputation of his sport and that of the Olympic Movement. “The IOC Executive Board expresses its thanks and great respect for this personal gesture by Mr Aján.” Loading… International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) President, Tamás Aján, has resigned as an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after he was accused of corruption in a German TV programme. Promoted ContentMost Outstanding Female Racers Who Made History In SportsEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouMagnetic Floating Bed: All That Luxury For Mere $1.6 Mil?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney PrincessesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

Funeral services today for John Deery Sr.

first_imgCEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Funeral services for John Deery Sr. are today (Monday) at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls.Deery, 88, died Wednesday, July 18 at the age of 88. He founded the Deery Brothers Automotive Group after serving in the United States Marine Corps.Visitation is continued one hour before services at the church. Military honors will be conducted by Cedar Falls AMVETS Post 49 and burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.Survivors include his wife Marlene; his two sons, John (Jodi) Deery Jr. and Dan (Julie) Deery, both of Cedar Falls; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; his sister, Edith (Don) Sankey of Rockford, Ill.; a nephew, Brad (Jeanne) Deery of Burlington; and many other nieces and nephews.Memorials may be directed to the church, Cedar Valley Hospice or the Western Home Communities.last_img read more