Video board to be installed for 2017 football season

first_imgA video board will adorn the south end zone of Notre Dame Stadium when the Irish open their 2017 season, the Notre Dame Athletic Department announced in a statement Tuesday.The announcement, which also laid out other enhancements planned for Notre Dame Stadium, said the construction of the video board is a part of the ongoing Campus Crossroads project which began after the final home game against Louisville last season.“We are confident the introduction of video will significantly improve enjoyment of every aspect of a game at Notre Dame Stadium — including the ability to support game day introductions and presentations with video elements, additional opportunities to promote the University, plus replays,” University athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in the release.In addition to the video board in the south end zone, the release also mentioned the installation of ribbon boards along the east and west sides of the stadium.Further plans announced in Tuesday’s statement include the replacement of all the wooden benches in the stadium with vinyl-clad benches that will come with an 18-inch standard width for seating. Other changes include improvements to the stadium’s Wi-Fi network and the existing sound system within the stadium bowl and renovation of restrooms, concession stands and upper and lower concourses.“Campus Crossroads planning from the very beginning has involved a commitment to ensuring that our fans enjoy a top-quality, in-stadium experience,” Swarbrick said in the release.“That commitment involves everything from technology to amenities such as restrooms and concessions. When completed, the Crossroads project will improve the experience of every fan who attends our games.”The University also announced it will remove the scoreboard at the north end of the stadium “to enhance the view of the Word of Life mural [‘Touchdown Jesus’] on the Hesburgh Library.”The release said Notre Dame will not show advertisements or commercials on the video board.“As is the case with the video boards at Purcell Pavilion and the Compton Family Ice Arena, there will be no advertising or commercials associated with the use of the video boards,” the statement said.The University announced Campus Crossroads in January 2014 as a means of adding academic and student life spaces closer to the center of campus.“Notre Dame Stadium is one of the most tradition-rich facilities in all of college football,” Swarbrick said. “The Campus Crossroads project is indicative of our commitment to making even greater use of it in the decades to come.”Tags: Campus Crossroads, football, Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame Stadiumlast_img read more

Historic Prices.

first_imgSoybeans are currently around $4.65 per bushel on the futures market, and an increase in acreage is expected. “If we have good yields, it could push prices under $4,” he said. “That’s not uncharted territory — it happened last in 1999.”Corn is now trading at around $2.47. “We would need reduced acreage and unfavorable weather to reach $3 a bushel,” he said. “But that’s not unreasonable to expect.”Wheat is the closest to the “3” already, at around $2.89 per bushel, and the planted acreage is down. “The supply should be down,” he said. “Wheat prices should go up.” A historic event that could happen in farm commodity prices this year would be good tidings for some Georgia farmers and devastating news for many others.The event? “At some time during the year, there’s a good chance that the commodity prices of corn, wheat, soybeans and cotton will all start with ‘3,’” said economist George Shumaker. “That’s never happened in the same year before.”Shumaker is an Extension Service agricultural economist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Raises Some EyebrowsThe thought that prices for those four Georgia crops could all start with “3” this year raises some eyebrows in Georgia. For that to happen, corn and wheat prices would have to rise while soybean and cotton prices tumble.The historic prices could happen, Shumaker said, because of the supply and demand for each commodity.The most shocking part is to have cotton included in that group. Trading at the end of the year around 66 cents per pound, cotton has already dropped around 7 cents a pound.Cotton Could Plummet”We expect a large crop as a result of increased acreages planted and harvested and relatively weak demand,” Shumaker said. “It’s possible prices could drop (into the upper 30s per pound).”Georgia farmers planted from 1.4 million to 1.5 million acres of cotton over the past six years. Economists say growers need around 65 cents per pound to make a profit.Cotton is by far the biggest crop of the four in Shumaker’s forecast. So the potential for extremely low cotton prices is by far the most traumatic news for Georgia farmers.Soybean prices under $4 per bushel would be staggering, too. But with only about 200,000 acres of soybeans, bad prices there would be less damaging.”Other Three” CropsShumaker’s view of the three smaller crops: ‘Constellations Lined Up’Shumaker said he isn’t predicting all these prices will definitely happen. “But the ‘constellations are lined up,’ so to speak, to make them all possible,” he said.The low cotton and soybean prices wouldn’t be as devastating as they look, Shumaker said, because such low prices would trigger Producer Option Payments from the federal government.”These government payments would help offset some of the growers’ losses,” he said.High or low, the farm prices mean little to consumers. “Food and fiber retail prices don’t directly correlate to farm prices,” Shumaker said.last_img read more

Surviving in a hostile regulatory environment

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Alan JacksonFinancial industry regulations consistently earn the top spot on the list of concerns that keep bank CEOs awake at night. With Basel III changes going into effect this year and next, and the influence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ascending, it’s unlikely FI decision-makers will rest easy about regulations any time soon – if ever. Many perceive the regulatory environment to be more than just difficult; it can be downright hostile.Despite regulatory pressures, however, CEOs of small-regional banks are largely optimistic about the future. Could their relatively rosy outlook have anything to do with the coping strategies many have developed for navigating an ever-changing regulatory environment? It would seem so. Deluxe drew on the expertise of our banking clients to craft our white paper, “Surviving in a Hostile Regulatory Environment.”We found that for key challenges such as margin pressure, loan pricing and regulatory influences, financial institutions have developed a range of survival tactics. Unsurprisingly, data and technology drive many of these strategies. By using real-time data to check their balance sheets, performance metrics and critical financial reports on a daily basis, banks are better equipped to remain compliant and competitive. continue reading »last_img read more

Demand for Uber on the coast returned to 80 percent of last year’s results

first_imgOut of 78 countries, tourists from Great Britain, France and the United States make up more than 50 percent of foreigners who have used Uber in Croatia this summer. They are followed by Poles, Germans, Czechs, Austrians, Swiss, Dutch and Ukrainians with a total of almost 30 percent and thus close the list of top 10 countries.  Despite travel restrictions and the impact that COVID-19 had on tourism, in Rijeka, Split and Zadar, as well as in Zagreb, a significant recovery was achieved, with demand up to 80 percent compared to the previous year. In Split, the most popular among tourists was the West Coast and the city center, in Dubrovnik they most often visited Gruž and Pile, while in Zadar they mostly drove to Puntamika, Varoš and Jazin. “Since the lockdown ended, we have been recording positive signs of recovery and are proud to be helping the community recover after a very challenging time. Croatia is a strategically important market for us, so we want to continue to work and provide support to drivers who earn through the platform and users”, said Giovanna D’Esposito, Uber’s director general for southern Europe.center_img Foreign tourists used Uber the most in Split, Dubrovnik and Zagreb, while Croats chose Zadar, Dubrovnik and Split as their favorite destinations. This summer, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Uber was once again one of the most popular transport options along the Adriatic coast. In the period from June 1 to September 1, tourists from 78 different countries chose Uber as the safest and most reliable option for moving to Croatia, reports Uber.last_img read more

Jokowi, Putin agree to step up cooperation in battle against coronavirus

first_img“When discussing the coronavirus pandemic, the two presidents confirmed their intention for close cooperation in the fight against the infection,” the Kremlin said.”They agreed, in particular, to step up contacts between the healthcare ministries of Russia and Indonesia.”The Kremlin also said that Putin and Jokowi touched upon current issues of developing bilateral cooperation in other areas, though the statement did not mention any specific details about the matter.Earlier this month, Moscow donated a package of medicines to Jakarta to help the Indonesian government fight the pandemic. The Russian embassy said on its official Facebook page that the donation was the result of interactions between Moscow and with Indonesian Health Ministry, Foreign Ministry and Home Ministry, Antara news agency reported.According to Worldometers data, Russia recorded 24,490 confirmed coronavirus cases with 198 fatalities as of Wednesday.The number of cases is higher than Indonesia’s official count of 5,136 cases, although the death toll is far lower than the 469 fatalities in Indonesia.The Foreign Ministry said last week that Indonesia had so far received 58 foreign aid packages from foreign governments, international organizations, NGOs and the private sector.The ministry said it would prioritize accepting seven kinds of medical equipment, namely personal protective equipment, N95 and surgical masks, rapid testing kits, viral transfer media (Dacron swabs), ventilators and RT-PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing with reagent and thermometers (infrared and thermal).The State Palace was not immediately available for a comment when asked on Wednesday about Jokowi’s call with Putin. However, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah confirmed the call mainly revolved around cooperation during the pandemic.Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had a fruitful conversation over the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, during which the two leaders talked about intensifying cooperation amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Russian Embassy in Jakarta confirmed the phone call took place through its official Twitter account @RusEmbJakarta on Wednesday, citing a previous statement issued by the Kremlin on Monday.Vladimir #Putin had a telephone conversation with President of #Indonesia Joko #Widodo at the Indonesian side’s initiative.Two presidents confirmed their intention for close cooperation in the fight against the #coronavirus infection.Source:https://t.co/wFdJaW9JMP pic.twitter.com/FmwwZIlmv2— Russian Embassy, IDN (@RusEmbJakarta) April 15, 2020According to the statement, the phone call was initiated by Indonesia.last_img read more

Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney ‘idolises Scott Brown and everything he does,’ says former Celtic striker

first_imgScott Brown has been Celtic captain since 2010 (Picture: Getty Images)‘Look where Kieran’s ended up and obviously he’s got the ability himself, but he’s looked up to someone who he’s thought “I want to be like you every single game and training”.‘I think he’s got the desire to still improve every single day, I think Scott has that and he’s been a wonderful captain. 19 trophies is just incredible.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBrown, 34, has won nine Scottish Premiership titles with Celtic but comfortably leads the way for worst disciplinary record of all time in the Scottish Premiership.The midfielder has racked up 93 yellow cards, four second yellow cards and two red cards over his career in the Scottish top flight for Hibs and Celtic.His nearest competitor when it comes to bookings is Murray Davidson, who has picked up 21 fewer than the Celtic man.Brown has also courted controversy for his actions surrounding Old Firm derbies, winding up players and fans alike, which goes down well with Celtic fans, but has drawn criticism from wider football circles.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang likes tweet slamming Arsenal fans who abused him after Crystal Palace drawMORE: Arsenal should consider Patrick Vieira as manager after Unai Emery, believes Nigel Winterburn Advertisement Comment Kieran Tierney is a big fan of Scott Brown (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal summer signing Kieran Tierney ‘idolises Scott Brown and everything he does,’ according to former Celtic striker Darren Jackson.The left-back arrived at Arsenal from the Scottish champions for £25m in August, but has made just one Premier League appearance so far due to injury.The 22-year-old spent his entire career at Celtic, playing in the first team since 2015, before moving to north London.Throughout the time Tierney was turning out for the Bhoys, Scotland international Scott Brown was captain of the side, and Jackson says the controversial midfielder has rubbed off on the left-back.ADVERTISEMENT‘Well, if you are talking about captains, obviously, Billy [McNeil] is up there on his own, but Scott will be in the next band”, Jackson told PLZ Soccer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think the influence he has on his team-mates, the respect he has from his team-mates is unquestionable, and I think it’s on and off the pitch as well.‘You see Kieran Tierney. I think he just idolises Browny and everything he does. Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney ‘idolises Scott Brown and everything he does,’ says former Celtic striker Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 3:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Lucas Torreira in danger of missing the rest of Arsenal’s season after ankle injury blow

first_imgAdvertisement Torreira could miss the rest of the season (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira is in danger of missing the rest of Arsenal’s season after the club confirmed he could face up to 10 weeks on the sidelines. Torreira was forced off the field of play in the Gunners’ FA Cup win over Portsmouth last Monday and it’s been revealed he has suffered a fractured ankle. A statement on the club’s website read: ‘Right ankle. Sustained fracture to right ankle during Portsmouth (a) on March 2.‘Still receiving continual assessments. Recovery process expected to take between eight to ten weeks.’ADVERTISEMENT Comment Lucas Torreira in danger of missing the rest of Arsenal’s season after ankle injury blow Metro Sport ReporterMonday 9 Mar 2020 10:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Soares is set to return to full training (Picture: Getty)In more positive news Cedric Soares – signed on loan from Southampton in January – is set to return to full training this week. AdvertisementAdvertisementSead Kolasinac is set to return by the end of the month, while Shkodran Mustafi is being assessed ahead of the clash with Manchester City on Wednesday. Calum Chambers remains a long-term absentee after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Hot house sale in Queensland

first_img32 Ivy St, Indooroopilly sold for $3.25 million.One of the top Queensland residential property sales last week occurred in a sought-after pocket of Indooroopilly. A $3.25 million contract was signed off on a five-bedroom, five-bathroom home on a 911sq m allotment at 32 Ivy St.The house has a library, rooftop studio, outdoor barbecue, a master suite with river views, a cubby house for the kids, pool and waterfall. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago32 Ivy St, IndooroopillyMcGrath Estate Agents Paddington’s Alex Jordan was the marketing agent responsible for the sale. “The buyers are a local family who live close by,” Mr Jordan said.“It was an off-market sale although I was hoping to take it to market but ended up taking a buyer through and it happened quite quickly.”Mr Jordan said significant renovation work was completed over the years, which involved merging two houses to form the existing structure. “2010 was the more recent and it’s a level of finish you don’t often see,” he said.The sellers have downsized to New Farm after raising their family in the home. According to CoreLogic, the highest residential sale on Ivy St is a $4.5 million transaction recorded 12 months ago.last_img read more

New restaurant coming to Batesville

first_imgBatesville, IN—Hot Head Burritos is proud to announce a brand new location that is coming soon to Batesville. They will be located at 1029 State Road 229 in Batesville and will be the third Hot Head Burrito location to open in the state of Indiana.  The location will have 1300 square feet and seat 40-50 people.  “We are thrilled to be jumping in with the Hot Head Burritos brand!  Says Jeff Yohler, co-owner and operator for the Batesville location. “The flavorful menu offerings and inspiring environment are sure to leave the customer with an experience to remember!” With a focus on their unique sauces from Mild to Wild, customers can enjoy our products exactly to their liking.  Burritos, bowls, nachos, and quesadillas are also available “Toasted” – crispy and hot all in under 60 seconds. Hot Head Burritos was founded in Dayton, Ohio in 2007 and has grown to over 76 locations in 7 states. Hot Head Burritos restaurant offers a wide variety of Mexican food including Hot Head Burritos offers both individual unit franchises in addition to Area Development. Opportunities are available for experienced, multi-unit operators nationwide.  To learn more, please visit https://hotheadburritos.com/franchiselast_img read more

‘Horribly bad’ Ajax pull wool over Chelsea’s eyes – Blind

first_imgRelatedPosts Man U complete £40m Van de Beek deal Blind collapses during Ajax, Hertha friendly We understand decision not to award league title to us — Ajax Amsterdam Ajax Amsterdam may have inadvertently pulled the wool over the eyes of any watching Chelsea spies with their worst performance in two years after edging past bottom-placed RKC Waalwijk on Saturday, according to defender Daley Blind.Ajax sneaked a 2-1 away win to go three points clear at the top of the Dutch league as rivals PSV Eindhoven crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Utrecht but Blind said his side got away with a fortunate victory just days before they host Chelsea in the Champions League on Wednesday.“I think it was our worst match in the last two years,” the 29-year-old defender told Dutch television.“We were lucky to come away with the win.We weren’t well organised and we certainly didn’t play with any sharpness.“They played a long-ball game but nothing fell for us. It was one of those days where we had to grind out a win.“It was nice to win this kind of horribly bad game. That’s what it’s about. But we must look at ourselves and ensure this can never happen again.“But hopefully we pulled the wool over Chelsea’s eyes. If we did that then we achieved our mission.”Ajax, who have won their opening matches in Group H against Lille and Valencia, can take a giant step towards qualification for the next round of the Champions League if they win at home in midweek against Chelsea, who have three points from their two group games.Reuters/NAN. Tags: Ajax AmsterdamDaley BlindRKC Waalwijklast_img read more