Jenkins announces new committee to oversee manufacture of Notre Dame products

first_imgCommittee members:FacultyGeorges Enderle, Department of Management, Mendoza College of BusinessDaniel Graff, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and LettersLionel Jensen, Department of Asian Languages & Literature, College of Arts and LettersGerry Powers, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global StudiesEric Sims, Department of Economics, College of Arts and Letters (faculty senate nominee)StudentsJackie Brebeck, seniorVictoria Erdel, seniorHannah O’Brien, seniorCraig Iffland, graduate student, Department of TheologyAnn Marie Thornburg, graduate student, Department of AnthropologyAdministrationTim Flanagan, Office of General CounselTomi Gerhold, Licensing DepartmentDavid Harr, Auxiliary OperationsFr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., Office of Mission Engagement and Church AffairsJohn Affleck-Graves, Office of the Executive Vice PresidentAlumniAlex Coccia, class of ’14Armani Porter, class of ’18Tags: Committee on Trademark Licensing and Human Rights, Licensing University President Fr. John Jenkins has created a standing committee to review Notre Dame’s guidelines about creating licensed Notre Dame products, according to an email sent Wednesday to University students, faculty and staff.Jenkins formed the committee in response to a May report by an ad-hoc committee on worker participation, he said in the email.“While recognizing the important steps that have been accomplished so far, the committee determined that the effort to make lasting improvements to workers’ rights in factories around the world is never truly complete,” Jenkins said in the email. “Among its recommendations, the committee called for the creation of a standing committee to monitor the University’s licensing activities and oversee the implementation of various strategic initiatives.”Jenkins said he appointed executive vice president John Affleck-Graves to chair the standing committee, titled the Committee on Trademark Licensing and Human Rights.The committee consists of five faculty members, three undergraduate students, two graduate students, five members of the University administration and two alumni, listed below.Jenkins also encouraged everyone to reach out to committee members with ideas.“As we continue this effort, I invite the campus community to contact John Affleck-Graves or any other members of the committee with any specific issues you would like the committee to discuss,” he said in the email.last_img read more

What the heck is click fraud? (and why financial marketers need to care)

first_img 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr “If we can’t fix fraud, all this other stuff doesn’t matter. This is the biggest threat we’re facing. We’ve got to work as an industry to find and drive fraud out of our business.”The quote above came from an executive at a major bank, but the department he runs may surprise you. He isn’t a risk or security expert looking to identify patterns of credit card fraud. Instead, it’s Lou Pasklis, SVP of global media investment at Bank of America, speaking about how financial institutions are wholly unprepared to handle today’s online advertising world.Nowhere are Pasklis’ concerns more prevalent than in online video, an industry that has significantly grown in popularity over the last several years. In rapidly changing industries, growth attracts unsavory and nefarious actors, in this case, schemers looking to defraud advertisers and publishers.According to a report from Visible Measures, views for branded video reached 4.1 billion in 2015, a 19% increase in viewership from Q4 2014. Financial institutions like TD Bank have been spearheading the banking industry’s use of video, with initiatives like their “Surprise the Customer” campaign, which has generated more than 20 million impressions. With numbers like that, the allure of online video sounds promising, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it is not all rainbows and butterflies. Digital video also suffers from significant ad fraud, with double the amount of bots affecting video ads than display ads, according to a study by White Ops and the ANA. continue reading »last_img read more

Four questions to ask your next strategic planning facilitator

first_img continue reading » When strategically planning your financial institution’s future, credit unions and banks often bring in outside facilitators to help them. It is too difficult to navigate potential pitfalls and you never want one person to dominate the meeting. There is just something magical about having an outside perspective help you facilitate your strategic planning process.However, successful planning is not just having anyone facilitate your session. Successful planning is having the right person that matches your unique situation.Many times, a potential partner will ask you several exploratory questions to learn more about your institution. It’s best if you turn the tables and ask them some questions as well. However, rather than focusing on traditional inquiries like price and testimonials, you should make some deeper level queries.Here are four questions you should ask any potential strategic planning facilitator:What book are you currently reading?—This quickly tells you if they are spending time learning. You want a facilitator who is familiar with current business models and strategies. You can also follow-up by asking what blogs they consistently read. If the stumble on these questions or if they throw out books from 10 years ago, that’s a red flag. A great facilitator is a reader. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Vučja, Risja and Medvjeđa hiking trail new contents of Barać’s caves

first_imgName trails Wolf, Lynx and Bear will offer additional content for all hikers, recreationists and nature lovers who tens of thousands pass through Barać’s caves every year. The trails are located in a protected area, and on them can be spent from 20 minutes to 3 hours of pleasant walks through deciduous forests and grasslands, following in the footsteps of wildlife. They were opened in the locality of Barać’s caves in the area of ​​the municipality of Rakovica three newly renovated and traced educational and recreational hiking trails which got their names from the great beasts that inhabit here. “Guests are always looking for additional facilities to extend their stay, and this is one of them and it is predicted that tens of thousands of people will pass through the new educational trails this year.” ističu iz Baraćevih špilja.center_img In addition to pedestrian signs and markings, digital maps have been designed for easy download to a mobile phone.last_img read more

Businesses, big and small, say economy in bad shape: Survey

first_imgThe majority of business players, from large companies to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), are of the view that Indonesia’s economy is in a bad shape, a new survey shows.Negative sentiment is most pronounced among big businesses, with 73.5 percent of them saying the economy is in a poor condition, according to the survey by Indikator.The public opinion pollster questioned 1,176 respondents in nine provinces from June 29 to July 11. Topics : Bank Indonesia (BI) has forecast that domestic economic growth will contract by 4.8 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020. The Finance Ministry expects the country to fall into recession in the third quarter of the year.Meanwhile, the government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion (US$47.5 billion) from the state budget for its COVID-19 response to strengthen the healthcare system and boost economic activity. It launched a new team on Monday to tackle the public health and the economic aspects of the pandemic, while aiming to speed up the disbursement of the stimulus funds.Read also: Don’t ‘misinterpret new normal’: Govt expects new team to meet health, economic goalsAs of Tuesday, the government has only disbursed 9.59 percent of the total Rp 123.46 trillion earmarked to aid MSMEs during the pandemic, Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry data show.Meanwhile, according to Finance Ministry data as of June 29, the government has only spent 10.14 percent of the Rp 120.6 trillion allocated to tax incentives, including for businesses.Among those in hard-hit sectors, such as retail, wholesale and the automotive industry, a particularly high share of 81.4 percent expressed negative views on the economy.“In the sectors of fisheries and construction, the share of those who said the economy was bad was lower than in other sectors, but it was still the majority,” Burhanudin said.Despite a surge in June, national car sales only reached 260,933 units during the first half of the year, a plunge of around 46 percent from the same period last year, according to Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) data compiled by diversified conglomerate PT Astra International.The majority of the companies also stated that the government should reopen the economy and phase out restrictions, the survey found.Since the government gradually reopened the economy in June, Indonesia surpassed China in its total number of COVID-19 cases on July 18. It logged 1,906 new confirmed cases on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 93,657.Read also: Administrative issues hamper COVID-19 budget disbursement: Sri MulyaniYugi Prayanto, the deputy chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), said the government could reopen the national economy while implementing COVID-19 protocols, because businesses could not rely on overseas markets yet, especially in the fisheries sector.“We do not know how long we can survive the current condition,” said Yugi. “Thus, the only way is to optimize the domestic market.”Aviliani, an economist at the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (Indef), said the government should have disbursed 50 percent of the COVID-19 stimulus package by June to cushion the pandemic’s impact on the economy.“Under the current condition, the government should [increase] its spending, because the private sector cannot,” said Aviliani, adding that the slow disbursement indicated a business-as-usual approach.According to the Finance Ministry, state spending totaled Rp 1.06 quadrillion in the first half, a 3.3 percent increase from the same period last year and equal to 39 percent of this year’s target.center_img Among the micro and small enterprises, 60.6 percent and 69 percent of the respondents surveyed, respectively, held a similarly bleak view.According to the survey, the businesses’ negative view on the economy stemmed from issues such as the sluggish global economy, the difficulty to get a project or order, as well as high operational costs and rising raw material costs during the pandemic.“Businesspeople tend to see the central government as having handled COVID-19-related issues poorly,” Burhanudin Muhtadi, the executive director of Indikator, said in a virtual briefing on Thursday.The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed Indonesia’s economic growth, with Southeast Asia’s largest economy growing by 2.97 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the first quarter this year, the lowest rate in 21 years.last_img read more

Tour de France start from Copenhagen delayed from 2021 to 2022: Mayor

first_imgThe planned start of the Tour de France from Copenhagen, scheduled for 2021, has been pushed back to 2022 to avoid an overlap of sporting events disrupted by COVID-19, the city’s mayor said Monday.The postponement would avoid a clash with the Tokyo Olympics and the European football championship, for which Copenhagen is one of the host cities, according to a statement from the Danish organizers.”I’m glad that we managed to secure a Danish start of the Tour in 2022. We are many who have looked forward to getting Tour de France in Denmark next year, and now we unfortunately have to wait a little longer,” Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen said. After being unable to agree on a starting date for 2021, the race’s organizer, Amaury Sport Organization, offered to postpone the Danish start until 2022, which the Danish organizers agreed to.The three Danish legs, starting in Copenhagen followed by two legs crossing the country, will be held on July 1-3 2022.The Danish organizers didn’t expect any changes to the planned routes, but according to the statement they would now begin talks with the eight municipalities that the race would cross.”There is full support for the postponement from the five Danish finish and starting cities,” the statement said. Topics :last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts as Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles begs him to sign new deal on Instagram

first_img Manchester United captain Harry Maguire About Connatix V67539 Maitland-Niles quickly tried to exploit the situation by commenting underneath Aubameyang’s post, begging him to sign a new deal.‘Sign the contract bruh, stop posting fofty 😂❤️️,’ wrote Maitland-Niles.Arsenal fans may have been hoping for a more affirmative response from Aubameyang but the Gabon ace was keeping his cards close to his chest and simply replied with a series of ‘tears of joy’ emojis. ‘😆😂😂😂😂😂,’ replied Aubameyang. Advertisement 1 min. story Skip Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jul 2020 12:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1/1 Video Settings SPONSORED Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has teased Arsenal fans again (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has laughed off calls from team-mate Ainsley Maitland-Niles for the striker to sign a new deal at Arsenal.The Gabon international has entered the final year of his Emirates and he’s no closer to signing a new deal with the Gunners.Bukayo Saka ended the speculation over his future on Wednesday by signing a four-year deal with the Gunners and that has sparked hope among supporters that Aubameyang will do the same.The 31-year-old is a popular figure in the Arsenal dressing room and Maitland-Niles has made no secret of his desire to see Aubameyang stay at the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Top articles Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Adcenter_img Read More Read More Aubameyang’s response [Picture: Instagram]Aubameyang put Arsenal ahead when he closed down Tim Krul’s clearance and tapped into an empty net after blocking the Dutchman’s kick.The goal meant Aubameyang became the fastest player in Premier League history to reach 50 goals, beating the record held by Gunners legend Thierry Henry.Asked about his own contract situation following Saka’s renewal, Aubameyang said: ‘I know, I know! I’m really happy that Bukayo signed da ting! [laughing]‘And now we’ll see [about me]. We’ll talk with the club and we’re going to see what’s going to happen.’MORE: Ashley Cole slams Andreas Christensen for costly mistake in West Ham defeat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reacts as Arsenal star Ainsley Maitland-Niles begs him to sign new deal on Instagram Read More Full Screen / PLAY Advertisement Aubameyang took his tally at the club to 51 goals with a brace against Norwich and he celebrated the feat with a post on Instagram. Read More Comment Coming Next by Metrolast_img read more

Vicar exits Anglican Church in same-sex row

first_imgNZ Herald 29 May 2014An Anglican pastor has quit the church and is taking his congregation with him after the governing body moved ahead with plans to bless same-sex relationships.Charlie Hughes, the former vicar of St Michael’s in Henderson, says he cannot reconcile the decision of the church to recognise same sex relationships with his ordination vows.He said the vows were a pledge to uphold the constitution of the Anglican Church. The constitution states it is “not lawful to ordain anything contrary to God’s word written”.“It’s not because we have a problem with people who are in a same sex relationship but because of the commitment we have to shaping our lives around the teachings of the Bible,” Mr Hughes said.“This isn’t an anti-gay issue. This is a pro-Bible issue. There are seven completely clear statements in the Bible about same sex acts which are all disapproving.”The Anglican Church’s ruling body this month issued an apology to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It also told clergy they could bless same sex marriages with a bishop’s permission and set out a path to formalising the recognition. read more

Dee day for Derby hopes

first_img The 10-furlong race has been downgraded to Listed from Group Three status this year, but the Ballydoyle handler still runs English Derby entries Century and Kingfisher in a contest he landed last year with Magician. Century won a maiden last term and was last seen finishing last in the Racing Post Trophy, while Kingfisher finished fifth in the Ballysax Stakes on his reappearance this season. Press Association Mark Johnston also runs two – Bow Creek, who was a Listed winner at Lingfield last month, and stablemate Somewhat, who was recently fifth in the Feilden Stakes and finished second in last year’s Royal Lodge Stakes. Andrew Balding’s Zampa Manos takes a jump in class after winning a Lingfield conditions heat on his most recent outing. Jeremy Noseda fields Sloane Avenue, a nine-length winner at the Surrey venue on his racecourse debut back in February. Pat Shanahan’s Drummore Road and the Charlie Hills-trained Randwick have yet to win a race and they complete an eight-strong line up. Sir Michael Stoute’s Kris Kin was the last horse to win the Dee before going on to Derby glory, in 2003. center_img Aidan O’Brien will be double-handed in Friday’s Betfair Cash Out Dee Stakes at Chester.last_img read more