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‘Think Pink Week’ funds cancer research

first_imgThis Thursday, the ladies of Breen-Phillips Hall (BP) are employing the help of an in-demand item on campus to encourage the Notre Dame community to support breast cancer research: fresh berries. “We wanted to have a 5K that was different from any of the other ones on campus, and berries are a hot commodity at Notre Dame since they often aren’t in the dining halls, so we saw that as a way to draw people in,” Breen-Phillips’ vice president and junior Laura Luchini said. The 5K run is just one of many events BP is hosting for their inaugural Think Pink Week, which will fundraise for Harper Cancer Research Institute. The race is set to take place Thursday at 5 p.m. at Fieldhouse Mall, where PacSun apparel, berries and other free food will be available for registered race participants. “We knew that there were other 5Ks going on around that week, so we wanted to stand out,” Luchini said.“We noticed that there isn’t any kind of breast cancer awareness week at Notre Dame like there is at most other colleges. … With all of the cancer research happening on campus at Harper Research Institute, and with Breen-Phillips’ color being pink, we thought it was more than fitting that we start this new week.”The week kicked off on Monday with “Kiss Away Cancer,” where students and faculty were invited to sign banners outside of DeBartolo Hall and North and South Dining Halls and to pick up a ribbon, pink lemonade and Hershey’s Kisses distributed by BP residents.“This is a cause that is important to me and many other people on campus, so it is amazing to be doing something that can help,” Luchini said. Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Breen-Phillips will host the first of two profit-share fundraisers with Blaze Pizza on Eddy Street, Luchini said, where a portion of sales that evening will be donated to the Harper Cancer Research Institute. “All of the money that we raise is going to Harper Cancer Research Institute here on campus. Harper does a lot of cutting-edge research right across the street, and yet a lot of people don’t know what it is,” she said. Luchini said she hopes to raise awareness about this research by hosting a talk given by representatives from the Institute on Wednesday night in DeBartolo Hall. “The Institute will be giving a talk of the cancer research that’s happening right here on campus and how you can get involved,” Luchini said. “I’m sure we all know of at least one person affected by breast cancer. It is so prevalent, and we thought it was important to remind Notre Dame’s campus how important cancer research is in finding a cure.”The week wraps up with the 5K on Thursday in addition to an all-day profit-share fundraiser with Five Guys on Eddy Street. “We wanted to plan a fun, informative week for our students. All of the money that we raise is going to Harper Cancer Research Institute here on campus, and we want to raise awareness for Harper and give them the opportunity to tell students how to get involved in research there,” Luchini said. Tags: breast cancer awareness, Breen-Phillips, Harper Cancer Research Institutelast_img read more

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UK watchdog to force transaction costs disclosure for DC schemes

first_imgIt also follows the FCA’s Asset Management Market Study, which introduced a requirement for governance committees to assess value for money from DC providers.In today’s policy statement, the UK regulator said asset managers, investment banks and custodians would all be required to provide information to independent governance committees when asked. However, it emphasised that the onus was still on trustees and governance committees to request the data as part of their assessment of a provider’s value for money.The FCA said it would introduce a “slippage cost” method for calculating transaction costs – the same technique used in PRIIPs and MiFID II. In its industry consultation the FCA’s proposal proved divisive, with some respondents arguing for a calculation based on the trading spread of a fund’s units, but the FCA opted to stick with its original plan.The regulator said: “The slippage cost methodology calculates transaction costs as the difference between the price at which a transaction was executed, and the price when the order to transact was transmitted to a third-party… It identifies the loss of value, from the consumer’s perspective, that happens when a transaction takes place. It includes a comprehensive measure of implicit costs. This means that it provides an overall picture of the costs incurred and reduces the risk that some costs remain hidden.”The FCA added that the reporting of actual costs, rather than estimated costs, “should enable governance bodies to understand the costs that have been incurred in their scheme and should incentivise asset managers to transact more efficiently”.The regulator rejected the spread-based proposal, saying there was no standardised way of calculating such data.“If spread were used to estimate implicit transaction costs, there is a risk of creating incentives for the fund manager to change their judgements about what the fund spread should be,” the FCA said.The FCA’s paper also set out a number of rules regarding the calculation of costs in specific asset classes, such as bonds and property.Respondents to the FCA’s consultation in October last year said the industry would have to carry out “significant work” in order to comply, and there could still be inconsistencies in price reporting.Maria Nazarova-Doyle, head of DC investment consulting at JLT Employee Benefits, said: “While it may not be a straightforward undertaking for the asset managers, it should be seen as a positive development in the longer term. Those managers who diligently apply best practice and offer better value for money will be recognised for their efforts. Greater transparency will not only improve trust in asset management, but also drive greater competition and a better functioning market.”The FCA’s policy statement is available here. Asset managers will be obliged to provide transaction cost data to UK defined contribution (DC) funds from the start of next year under new rules published today.The Financial Conduct Authority said governance boards responsible for DC pension schemes will be able to request data from providers regarding transaction and administration costs from 3 January 2018.The regulator also set out how asset managers should calculate and report such costs.The move is designed in part to align DC reporting with disclosure rules included in EU regulations such as the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products regulation (PRIIPs).last_img read more

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FIFA says five substitutions per team on temporary basis

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Teams will now be allowed up to five substitutions per match, instead of the usual three, FIFA said in a statement on Friday.The world football governing body however said this is a temporary measure to help cope with potential fixture congestion in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The change in the rules will be allowed in all competitions which are due to finish by the end of this year.However, it will be up to individual competition organisers whether to implement it.FIFA also said competitions currently using the video replay system (VAR) would be free to discontinue its use on restarting.Football’s rule-making body IFAB agreed to make the change to the rules “based on a proposal received from FIFA seeking to protect player welfare”, the statement added.Reuters/NAN. Tags: COVID-19FIFAFOOTBALLSubstitution Rulelast_img read more

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Syracuse football to use 2-linebacker rotation if Zaire Franklin can’t play

first_img Published on November 25, 2016 at 3:40 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Early in the second quarter against Florida State, running back Dalvin Cook took a carry, juked right past Syracuse’s Kenneth Ruff and scampered up field for a 14-yard gain. The FSU star had made yet another defender miss, but there were problems bigger than the holes in the defense.Zaire Franklin was down, grabbing at his leg. After staying on the ground for a few minutes, he was helped off by two trainers. Redshirt freshman Troy Henderson, who’s been second on the depth chart all year but hadn’t played since the South Florida game, replaced him. The next series, true freshman Andrew Armstrong filled that role.“Before the game we actually had a plan if Zaire ended up coming out of the game,” Armstrong said. “Me and Troy were going to split reps based on certain personnel that they ran.”Armstrong declined to say what the certain situations were.For the past two seasons, Franklin has guided Syracuse’s (4-7, 2-5 Atlantic Coast) defense, starting every game and rarely leaving the field. He said after the game that he expects to suit up in the Orange’s last regular-season game against Pittsburgh (7-4, 4-3) on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. If he can’t go, Henderson and Armstrong will back him up.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMORE COVERAGE:Eric Dungey doubtful to play against PittsburghHow Syracuse can sneak into a bowl gameWho you should root for if you want SU to make a bowl Head coach Dino Babers talked after the FSU game about how linebackers struggle to enter the lineup when Franklin and Parris Bennett fill two starting spots. Both are in the top 10 in the ACC in tackles. This late in the season, he said that the rotation was more about just getting them looks.“I just think that both of them deserve to play,” Babers said during Monday’s press conference. “Zaire plays so much you’re just not sure what you have behind him … we just wanted to play both.”Armstrong has, in some capacity, played every game this year. Before Franklin went down, he was on the field and had recorded a quarterback hurry, getting in the face of FSU quarterback Deondre Francois. Throughout the first quarter, he was on the field in certain pass-rushing situations.But when Franklin went down and Armstrong started playing in the middle linebacker role more, he stopped blitzing as much.And despite not playing since mid-September, Henderson was ready to go when Franklin went down.“We’ve been rotating for awhile,” Henderson said of he and Armstrong. “Every week during the week I try to prepare myself.”Henderson said he figured Armstrong would get the first shot, since he was the “two,” but every game since the start of the year, Henderson had been listed as the second option on the two-deep depth chart. Henderson is again listed behind Franklin ahead of SU’s matchup with Pitt, while Armstrong is listed in the same spot with only “Or” separating the two backups.Armstrong said the specific plan for splitting snaps with Henderson against FSU hadn’t happened every week, but it was unique before Syracuse’s most recent game. Franklin had been dealing with a nagging injury that he’d been playing through.While Franklin is hoping to suit up against Pitt, if for some reason he can’t go, it’ll be up to two largely inexperienced players to try to fill the void. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Young Credited With Effectiveness Says Personality is Part of his MO

first_imgAlaska Congressman Don Young was sworn in today for his 22nd term. He’s starting the term a week later than his peers, having missed the main swearing-in last week due to the death of his brother.  But he’s ready to drop a passel of billsDownload Audio“We will be introducing a whole bunch ’em …. ANWR of course,” He said today, looking over his list. “Niblack and Bokan mountain area, Kiln drying bill, Alexander Creek recognition bill — we’re going to move that finally —  Alaska Native migratory bill, (and the)  Alaska national archives bill, Alaska Native Corporations conservation easement bill.”If the past is any guide, he stands a better than average change of getting his bills to move through Congress.  In a new book by two political science professors, the Alaska Congressman is held up as one of the most able Republicans in House of Representatives.“The reason we wrote him up in the book and list him among our top 20 representatives over the last 40 years, is that he keeps coming up in the top 10 in his party,” says Craig Volden, of the University of Virginia. He and co-Author Alan Wiseman wrote “Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress.” They analyzed all of the House bills introduced from 1973 through 2012 to gauge the legislative effectiveness of each member.“So we traced what did they sponsor, how far did it move through the process, how was it reported on, what did they say about why they were pursuing the legislative strategies that they were, and so on,” Volden said.He says Young scored highly year after year. He was 11th in his freshman term, out of nearly 200 Republicans. Eight times, according to their formula, Young was the No. 1 most effective Republican. When he chaired the House Natural Resources Committee Young was really at the top of his game, Prof. Volden says, even when compared to other chairmen.“We traced all of the chairs of that committee and he was right on there with Mo Udall who famously ran that committee for more than a decade,” he said. “Committee chairs, we find, are effective for a variety of reasons. Some are effective because they draw attention to new issues or they reach across party lines and it seemed that in that position Rep. Young used both of those sets of skills.”And yet, these aren’t the qualities that typically earn Young national headlines. He’s better known for his feistiness and for making brash remarks he sometimes has to apologize for. Even the animal heads in his office have drawn more attention than his legislative effectiveness. Professor Volden says these qualities weren’t part of the research. He credits Young’s specialization. In the book, Volden describes Young’s legislative strategy as “All Alaska, all the time.”Zack Fields, spokesman for the Alaska Democratic Party, says it’s not so impressive that Young specializes in Alaska.“You’d certainly hope that he would since he’s the only Alaska member” Fields said.Fields knocks the study’s methodology because it only looks at bills a member sponsors, so it doesn’t take into account other ways members exhibit their effectiveness, such as by convincing their colleagues to tuck a bill into must-pass legislation. Very few stand-alone bills pass these days, so Fields says it’s not a good measure of effectiveness.Young says he’s not surprised by his high rankings, because he’s been keeping track, too. And he says if that’s not what he’s known for — well, that’s all part of his M.O.“It is something I’ve used all my life, that I try not to appear — and it’s not hard to do — very bright. It throws people a little bit off,” he said.Young says to achieve what he’s elected to do, he uses every wily tactic he can. View ratings data here.last_img read more

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