Annual Old 2 Gold sale raises funds

first_imgBeginning next week, Notre Dame students can raise funds for more than 40 local charities by donating gently used furniture, clothing, books and other items to be sold in the annual Old 2 Gold sale. Marty Ogren, associate director of warehouse, delivery and transportation, said the collection period for items is May 6 to May 20. There will be designated areas outside each residence hall for gently-used items in working condition. According to the Old 2 Gold website, the sale will take place the morning of June 15 in Notre Dame Stadium.   Although the sale is in its ninth year, it still requires months of planning, Ogren said.  “We have several meetings to coordinate the PR for the sale, both to students who donate items and to the public who come and purchase items [and] meetings to instruct our campus teams as to their many roles. … This is a one-day event that we spend four months preparing for,” Ogren said.  Ogren said it is difficult to make a rough estimate of the number of items that have been donated over the past nine years.  “Tons of stuff would not be an exaggeration,” he said.  Ogren said last year’s sale raised $54,000 and the highest amount of money raised in the sale’s history was $73,000. The money the sale raises directly benefits the local community. One hundred percent of funds raised at the sale go to the agencies that volunteer to work the event,” Ogren said.  Each year, we support approximately 45 to 50 agencies. The agencies include Busy Hands of Michiana, Campfire River Bend Council and Hope Ministries, among others.” Donating items is more sustainable than throwing them out, Ogren said. “Over the years, tons of items have been redistributed instead of ending up in a landfill,” Ogren said.  Ogren said Old 2 Gold is an important fundraiser for local agencies that volunteer at the sale. “This sale gives local agencies the opportunity to earn funds for their groups,” he said. “For some of these agencies, this is the only fundraiser they participate in and have come to depend on our event to accomplish their good works.” The sale also benefits the families that shop for items, Ogren said. “Because our prices are so low, many families are able to purchase items they otherwise would not be able to afford,” he said. “[It’s] really a win-win.”  Ogren said the contributions of Notre Dame students are what make the Old 2 Gold sale successful every yeat.   “This is a huge project and event,” Ogren said.  “It requires a lot of work and coordination, but it helps so many people who really need our help. If it wasn’t for the generosity of the Notre Dame student body, this would not be possible.” Contact Nicole McAlee at nmcalee@nd.edulast_img read more

Asian stocks slide deeper as pandemic fears grow

first_imgBut most new infections are now being reported elsewhere, with news on Thursday of a jump in cases in South Korea accompanied by a warning that the virus may be spreading in California.South Korea reported 334 new cases on Thursday, its largest daily rise since its first case was confirmed on Jan. 20. China reported 433 new infections.MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.5 percent and is down more than 4 percent for the week.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 dropped 1 percent by lunchtime and has lost 7 percent this week. Japan’s Nikkei fell 1.7 percent to its lowest since October. The Hang Seng fell 1 percent. Gold climbed 0.7 percent. Oil and Asian share markets extended losses on Thursday as the rapid global spread of the coronavirus kept investors on edge and seeking safety in gold and bonds.Rising fears of a pandemic, which US health authorities have warned is likely, had already wiped more than US$3.6 trillion from global stock markets by Wednesday’s close.China accounts for about 96 percent of cases and has instituted dire containment methods that have paralyzed global supply chains. Topics :center_img “The market was complacent until last week as central banks and governments were at the rescue,” said Desh Peramunetilleke, head of microstrategy at Jefferies in Hong Kong.“The rising infection cases beyond Chinese shores has certainly raised the pandemic risk,” he said. “The current earnings estimates do not yet factor in such risk and are therefore vulnerable to further downgrades.”A show of confidence from President Donald Trump, who sought to play down the risks to the United States at a White House press conference, offered little solace to traders focused on the virus’ spread.US stock futures fell as far as 1 percent as he spoke, while European stock futures fell 2 percent in Asian trade, suggesting a possible catch-up drop in stocks there.Fresh record-low yields on benchmark 10-year US Treasuries overnight, and the morning’s firm demand for dollars, yen and Swiss francs underscored the worried mood.The only bright spot, ironically, was China’s stock market, which steadied in relief that domestically, at least, the outbreak appears to be under control.The virus has driven an enormous flight of assets out of Asia as investors try to isolate themselves from both the outbreak itself and the cost of what has now been more than a month of paralysis in the world’s second-biggest economy.New Zealand’s government said on Thursday it might need to pump money into its economy, where China accounts for about a quarter of exports, should the fallout cause a global recession.Capital Economics now expects Chinese growth to contract this year.“The economic risks from extended disruption are non-linear,” Capital’s chief Asia economist and its senior China economist, Mark Williams and Julian Evans-Pritchard, said in a note.“The longer it continues, the more likely it is that some firms won’t be able to pay workers, and will have to either cut pay, lay people off or shut down altogether.”The latest wave of selling has already driven the China-sensitive Australian dollar to a new 11-year low and pushed US oil to a one-year trough, where they mostly sat on Thursday.Last at 1.3088 percent, the yield on benchmark US 10-year Treasuries is less than one basis point firmer than an all-time low hit overnight.US crude made a fresh one-year low of $47.84 per barrel in Asian trade, while gold rose to $1,649.78 per ounce.last_img read more

Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Awards Funding to Support Business Expansion and Job Creation in Fayette County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Awards Funding to Support Business Expansion and Job Creation in Fayette County Economy,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf announced a new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will assist in the construction of a multi-occupancy building in Fayette County that could create up to 250 full-time jobs.“To create jobs, businesses need room to grow, and the commonwealth stands ready to provide assistance to developers constructing new offices and business facilities,” said Gov. Wolf. “This investment will pay dividends in the years to come as companies relocate to Fayette County, bringing with them jobs, revenue, and new opportunities.”The Fay-Penn Economic Development Council was approved for a $2.05 million PIDA loan at a 15-year, 1.75 percent fixed interest rate to construct a speculative 100,500-square-foot light industrial multi-occupancy building on land they currently own within the Fayette Business Park located along Mountain View Drive in Georges Township. The project will meet the immediate needs for businesses locating and expanding within Fayette County, and upon completion, the project will result in build-to-suit lease space that could accommodate 10 or more tenants with the potential for creating approximately 250 full-time jobs. The total project cost is $4.1 million.Fay-Penn Economic Development Council has six previous PIDA loans all focused on the continued development of the Fayette Business Park. Three loans were used to construct speculative multi-occupancy buildings and three loans were used to improve and expand single-tenant buildings owned by Fay-Penn.Given the competitive demand for build-ready sites and existing manufacturing space in the area, Fay-Penn is confident they will find tenants to lease the space quickly.In 2020, PIDA has approved $24,909,714 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $40,630,562 in private investment and supported 1,056 created and retained full-time jobs.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit September 02, 2020last_img read more

Tom Earl jumps from Total to Venture Global LNG as CCO

first_imgImage courtesy of Venture GlobalVenture Global LNG named former vice president of development at Total, Tom Earl, as its chief commercial officer.With a focus on developing global LNG business, Earl represented Total in the company’s expansion into new liquefied natural gas markets, including international LNG terminal projects.Previously at Total, Earl represented the company in its US LNG liquefaction transactions from 2012 to 2015. Before that, he was head of electricity trading at Total where he led a significant expansion into newly opened power markets across Europe.The company is looking to develop projects totaling 30 million tons of LNG production through its two facilities.The 10 mtpa Venture Global Calcasieu Pass facility is located at the intersection of the Calcasieu ship channel and the Gulf of Mexico, while the 20 mtpa Venture Global Plaquemines LNG facility is placed in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.last_img read more

SeeByte getting new chief executive officer

first_img“We are delighted to announce the promotions of Chris and Scott who have been key members of the SeeByte team for many years. George Lecakes, chairman of the company, said: Software developer for unmanned maritime systems SeeByte has appointed Dr Chris Haworth as the company’s new chief executive officer. At the same time, Dr Scott Reed will become SeeByte’s chief technology officer. The appointment becomes effective August 2020. Reed has also secured promotion from his position as engineering director to become CTO. He succeeds Dr Bob Black, who will retire, but remain on the board as a non-executive director and strategic adviser. Chris Haworth stated: “I am looking forward to leading an excellent team of people as we continue to develop our technology base, grow the business, and serve our customers around the world.” For Haworth, this is a promotion from previous position of commercial director of the company. He also added that this transition was in plans for some time, and it should provide stability and continuity for SeeByte as the company continues to grow. Bob Black also said: “It’s been a great privilege to lead SeeByte for the last ten years. I look forward to supporting Chris, Scott and the rest of the SeeByte team.”last_img read more

McDowell joint top at Hilton Head

first_img In difficult conditions, with strong winds and a distinct chill in South Carolina, birdies were hard to come by but Every carded six before a bogey on the 18th, while McDowell matched him only in reverse after bogeying the first. Given the way the course was playing, staying at the top of the leaderboard was as much about survival as anything. Matt Every and Graeme McDowell shared the lead after the first round of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, with Jordan Spieth eight shots off the pace as he came back to earth following his Masters win. “I was greasy today,” Every said on the PGA Tour website. “It wasn’t my best ball striking, it wasn’t easy out there, but I got the best out of it. “It was blowing. Back in the trees, when it’s coming from the north and banking off the trees going the other way, it’s dicey, but for the most part I did a good job.” Sangmoon Bae is alone in third place, one shot back, ahead of a five-way tie for fourth which includes Kevin Kisner, Scott Langley, Morgan Hoffman, Matt Kuchar and Cameron Smith. Smith could have been much better placed but for a bogey on the third and a double bogey on the seventh, where his tee shot put him in the trees and he faced a long road back. He had earlier carded five birdies in six holes between the second and seventh holes. Kuchar’s round was highlighted by a 35ft putt for birdie on the par-five 15th, which was the only hole on which his playing partner Spieth enjoyed any luck. Appearing tired after a whirlwind week of interviews and appearances which meant he did not have time for a practice round, Spieth three-putted the sixth to drop his first shot of the day and looked lethargic as he missed birdie opportunities on the ninth and 10th greens. He dropped another shot on the 11th and on the par-three 14th he sent his tee shot straight into the water, setting up a double bogey that put him four over par. He pulled one back with a birdie on the par-five 15th, but already appears set for a much-needed weekend off. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

McIlroy backed for comeback win

first_img McIlroy has been at Whistling Straits for several days and told reporters on Monday he had wanted to defend his Bridgestone Invitational title last week. ” I did think about coming back last week but Steve (McGregor, his fitness coach) held me back,” McIlroy said. “He thought it important for me to basically play a tournament behind closed doors and after I completed that successfully, it felt the right time to come. “I’m ready to play and I expect to do well.” McIlroy has been p aired with Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson for the first two rounds, with Masters and US Open champion Spieth again having the chance to replace McIlroy as world number one. Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke believes Rory McIlroy can contend for a fifth major title this week, despite his long injury lay-off. “No, I’m not surprised to see him back here,” said Clarke, who had joked while collecting an award on McIlroy’s behalf before the Open that his fellow Northern Irishman would not return until early next year. “He obviously has got a wonderful team around him and he would have done everything he could to get back as quickly as possible. I’m sure with an ankle injury he would have been advised not to come back until fully fit. If you injure an ankle and keep playing on it, it gets worse and worse and worse. “He may not be competitively sharp, for obvious reasons, but he’s world number one. He’s done many amazing things in his young career, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see him contending this week.” Former world number one Tiger Woods was also not surprised to see McIlroy back in action, but suggested an operation may still be required. “He has good physios, he’s worked hard,” Woods said. “It’s a matter of how long is he going to have to go with it like this or is he going to have to get it surgically repaired. ” And then obviously this is going to be tough. This is going to be a tough golf course. Even the walks, from tee box to fairway, they’re not straight. They’ve got a little angulation. And it’s just a matter of how can he hold that up. “I blew out my knee and played for a good nine months before I had it fixed, so it can be done. “Is he probably going to be in pain? Probably, yeah. Swelling is going to probably occur, but that’s why the physios are there, and I’m sure they’ll get him organised.” McIlroy’s last competitive round was a closing 66 in the US Open on June 21, the world number one then rupturing a ligament in his left ankle during a game of football with friends on July 4. The 26-year-old was forced to miss the defence of his Open title at St Andrews and last week’s Bridgestone Invitational, but has confounded expectations by declaring himself ready to defend his US PGA crown at Whistling Straits. Press Associationlast_img read more

Spoiler Alert

first_imgNow unranked and without any prospects for a BCS bowl berth, USC finds itself playing the unfamiliar role of spoiler. In No. 1 Notre Dame and USC’s 84th all-time meeting, the Trojans will look to bust the BCS and tarnish what has been a remarkably successful year for the Fighting Irish, considering most pundits predicted 2012 would be a season of transition for the program.New era · USC coach Lane Kiffin announced Sunday that redshirt freshman quarterback Max Wittek will start against Notre Dame after senior Matt Barkley sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder on a fourth-quarter sack at UCLA. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanThough losers of three of their last four contests, the downtrodden Trojans can derive solace from the team’s history of ruining opponents’ undefeated seasons. USC has defeated a No. 1-ranked team seven times in its history. Two of those upsets — in 1938 and 1964 — occurred against No. 1 Notre Dame squads at the Coliseum.USC’s 28-38 loss at UCLA left USC coach Lane Kiffin mostly speechless, as he struggled to explain another substandard outing. The Trojans outgained the Bruins in total yards 513 to 406, took six fewer penalties and sacked budding star quarterback Brett Hundley five times, while only permitting one sack of its own. But USC’s three turnovers — compared to UCLA’s one — proved insurmountable.“Obviously a very discouraging game,” Kiffin said. “A very tough loss for our fans, for our players and for our staff.”Adding injury to insult, senior quarterback Matt Barkley — on the one sack USC’s offensive line did relent — suffered a sprain of his right shoulder’s AC joint. Such injuries can require anywhere from two to eight weeks for recovery, so it’s conceivable that the beloved signal caller has seen his career with USC come to a premature end.“I feel very bad for him and his family,” Kiffin said. “Obviously, this is not the way we pictured the team’s season going.”Coincidentally, Barkley was also unable to play when Notre Dame last visited the Coliseum after he had suffered a high-ankle sprain. Former quarterback Mitch Mustain filled in for Barkley admirably, passing for 177 yards. Most fans, however, will remember the game as the one in which former wide receiver Ronald Johnson bobbled and dropped a surefire touchdown pass that would have allowed the Trojans to pull out the come-from-behind victory in the waning moments of the game. Instead, USC fell 20-16.“It’s unfortunate for his career now that two times in a row Notre Dame has come into the Coliseum — and he’s gone to South Bend twice and won — and now he won’t be able to play them at home [ever],” Kiffin said.Redshirt freshman quarterback Max Wittek will replace Barkley in the starting lineup — a familiar role for Wittek, who succeeded Barkley in high school at Mater Dei.“We have great confidence in Max,” Kiffin said. “He did well [Saturday] in a very difficult situation. Standing around for 3.5 hours in the rain and to go into that game is not easy to do.”In limited duty this season against Hawaii, Colorado and UCLA, the 2010 four-star recruit has completed eight of nine passes for a touchdown. Despite Wittek’s lack of experience, Kiffin is confident that he will not have to simplify the game plan too much for the strong-armed gunslinger.“We would be more apt to do what we normally do with Matt in there,” Kiffin said. “Matt and Max are pretty similar physically, so I think that we will pretty much stick within our system.”Of course, facing Notre Dame’s stingy defense marks the toughest of first assignments for Wittek. The Fighting Irish rank first in the Football Bowl Subdivision in points allowed per game, surrendering an average of 10.1 per contest. Perhaps most impressively, the Fighting Irish limited Oklahoma, which averages 40.8 points per game, to just 13 points in their Oct. 27 matchup.Senior linebacker Manti Te’o has deservedly garnered Heisman Trophy buzz, as the bruising defensive captain and former USC fan growing up has snagged six interceptions and racked up 98 tackles this season.On offense, Notre Dame features dual-threat quarterback Everett Golson, who has completed 59 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and five interceptions while adding 258 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Their two-headed monster of tailbacks Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood have combined for 1,454 yards and tight end Tyler Eifert — a big-time NFL prospect — leads the team in all major receiving categories.Though the Trojans have faced more well-rounded and potent offenses during the Pac-12 regular season, there’s no question that Notre Dame’s defense will present USC’s offense with its stiffest challenge since the Stanford loss.Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum. The game will be televised nationally on ABC.last_img read more

2018 wide receiver James Cherry joins Syracuse as preferred walk-on

first_imgFrom St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) High School, Cherry stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, per 247sports and runs a 4.49 40-yard dash, per his profile.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCherry is the fifth wide receiver in SU’s 2018 class, joining the likes of Edward Hendrix and Anthony Queeley, among others. Track SU’s entire 2018 class here.Syracuse opens the season on Friday, August 31 on the road against Western Michigan. Comments Published on June 8, 2018 at 2:44 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Class of 2018 wide receiver James Cherry will join the Syracuse football program as a preferred walk-on, he announced on Twitter Friday. Cherry shifted his commitment to Syracuse after previously expressing mutual interest with Robert Morris.last_img read more

Chadwick Boseman death: MLB, NFL, NBA players mourn the sudden death of Black Panther star

first_img Chadwick Boseman, 43, passed away after battling colon cancer for four years. Boseman, before rising to fame for his role as the Black Panther, also played MLB icon Jackie Robinson in 42. His death coincided with Jackie Robinson Day, which was postponed to August 28 from April 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MLB, NBA and NFL players mourned the actor’s death on social media, joining the world to remember Boseman’s illustrious career. Also read | Chadwick Boseman death tribute: From Chance the Rapper to Mark Ruffalo, stars express their griefChadwick Boseman death: Sports world pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after his untimely passingAfter 42 released in 2013, Boseman also went on appear in Draft Day in 2014. He played the role of a potential Cleveland Browns prospect in the NFL. This February, Boseman also judged the controversial NBA Dunk Contest during the All-Star Weekend. His death was announced through a statement on his official Twitter account. Boseman died at his house in Los Angeles with his wife and family by his side. Russell Wilson, MLB stars react to Boseman’s death the day were observing Jackie Robinson day Life is fascinating , we truly know nothing . You better live it up and Love it up .— Ryan Grant (@RyanGrant25) August 29, 2020 LIVE TV RIP King! 😢— Taijuan Walker (@tai_walker) August 29, 2020 COMMENT Gotta cherish life. Live out your dreams. You want to do something do it. Time won’t always be on your side!!!— 10 (@SimplyAJ10) August 29, 2020 Wakanda Forever.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 29, 2020 2 months ago Lakers legend Magic Johnson’s new feature-film documentary in the works Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 11:32 IST Chadwick Boseman Death: MLB, NFL, NBA Players Mourn The Sudden Death Of Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman death: MLB, NBA and NFL stars mourn the death of Chadwick Boseman, who passed away after battling colon cancer for four years. Devika Pawar First Published: 29th August, 2020 11:31 IST Damn . Rest in paradise. 🙏🏽This year ain’t it— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) August 29, 2020 WE RECOMMEND Rest in peace Chad 🙏— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 29, 2020 4 months ago Magic Johnson opens up on the moment he shared with Michael Jordan after 1991 NBA finals RIP Black Kings. 🖤— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) August 29, 2020 One time for @chadwickboseman. Such an immensely talented individual with what was seemingly his whole life ahead of him. Gone entirely too soon! Thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones! #RIP 🙏🏾— Lance Briggs (@LanceBriggs) August 29, 2020 We are devastated by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman. His transcendent performance in “42” will stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle to tell Jackie’s story to audiences for generations to come.— MLB (@MLB) August 29, 2020 WATCH US LIVE Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson was among the first NFL stars to react to Boseman’s passing. “Wakanda Forever,” Wilson wrote, remembering Boseman’s role as Marvel’s Black Panther. Ryan Grant, Chris Harris Jr, Cameron Jordan and Lance Briggs were others who expressed their shock over Boseman’s death. New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, like Stroman, shared a photo of Boseman and Bryant together. Also read | Chadwick Boseman death: ‘Black Panther’ fame Chadwick Boseman passes away, Chadwick Boseman cause of death(Image credits: AP) His continued work while battling colon cancer further shows his perseverance and determination. Cookie and I are praying for his wife and family during these difficult times. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏🏾— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 29, 2020 Just met you for the first time at all star… never stopped having this smile on your face… 😭😭🙏🏽— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) August 29, 2020 FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US 2020 has been wild 🤯🙏🏾— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) August 29, 2020 1 week ago ‘Black Panther’ fame Chadwick Boseman passes away due to colon cancer at 43 💔 #RIPKING— Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 29, 2020 “We are devastated by the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman. His transcendent performance in “42” will stand the test of time and serve as a powerful vehicle to tell Jackie’s story to audiences for generations to come,” MLB wrote in their heartfelt statement.  Adam Jones, Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker were among MLB stars who reacted on Twitter. Stroman shared a photo of Boseman posing with late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who lost his life in a helicopter crash earlier this year. “RIP Black Kings,” wrote the New York Mets pitcher. Also read | Chadwick Boseman death tribute: Know about the actor’s movies, humanitarian work and moreNBA players pay their tributes after Chadwick Boseman death Written By 4 months ago Magic Johnson HORSE game rakes in $220,000 at All In Challenge auction Bradley Beal, Trae Young, CJ McCollum, Jayson Tatum, Klay Thompson, Pau Gasol and Kevin Love are few of the active NBA players who reacted to the devastating news on Twitter. Retired NBA icons like Magic Johnson and Dwyane Wade also mourned the actor on Twitter. “When you think this year can’t get worse R.I.P legend,” Jusuf Nurkic wrote in his tweet. Young recounted meeting the actor during the All-Star Weekend, who “never stopped having” a smile on his face. Magic Johnson tweeted a thread, applauding Boseman to continue working while fighting cancer. Also read | Magic Johnson leaves fans divided after ditching Giannis for LeBron in race for MVP awardNFL players react to Boseman’s sudden passing away Shit really made me sad man! Dude made Black Panther while fighting that. Smh you just never know what people are going thru! Give people their flowers while they are here!!!!!— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) August 29, 2020 3 months ago Magic Johnson’s insurance company to fund $100 million for minority-owned businesseslast_img read more