Former Indiana Senator to speak at Forum

first_imgFormer U.S. Senator Evan Bayh will speak Thursday about government’s role in the marketplace, one of the themes of the Notre Dame Forum’s year-long conversation about the global marketplace and the common good. Bayh, a Democrat who represented Indiana in the Senate from 1999 to 2011 and served two terms as Indiana’s governor, will continue the conversation in this year’s Forum events. He will present his views on the role of government in relation to the common good and the development of an equitable society, said Ed Conlon, associate dean of the Mendoza College of Business and chairman of the Working Committee for the Notre Dame Forum. “The common good is the integrating theme for the Forum, so we’ve looked at it from a standpoint of the marketplace, the professions and science and technology so far,” Conlon said. “This is an opportunity to look at how government contributes to the common good.” Conlon said Bayh’s political experience at both the state and federal levels make him well-suited to understand and assess the challenges and opportunities that government has in contributing to the common good and the improvement of the economy, especially in America. “The connection between government and the common good should be obvious to people in that a government should improve the quality of life of its citizens,” Conlon said. “But the real question is how the government can make the best possible contributions to the common good.” Conlon said Bayh’s public decision not to seek reelection in November 2010 came as a result of his growing frustration with the function of government and its role in American life. This sentiment relates to the discussion of the government and the common good, Conlon said. “[Bayh] was frustrated that the government was no longer functioning as it should, but because he’s not running for office, he’s at a point where he can be an honest critic and say what he thinks with regard to this topic,” Conlon said. Conlon said Bayh is an important political voice in Indiana and his participation in the Forum would strengthen the connection between Notre Dame and the state of Indiana. “It’s a good opportunity to have a person who is important to the state come to Notre Dame,” Conlon said. “When I talked to [Bayh] about the Forum and what we had in mind, he resonated with the topic immediately and said it’s a great thing to discuss.” In addition to Bayh’s lecture, a number of other events will continue the Forum dialogue this semester, including Friday’s annual Green Summit, which will center on the theme, “Purchasing Power.” The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business at Mendoza will also host a major conference in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education titled, “The UN Millennium Development Goals, The Global Compact, and The Common Good.” The conference will take place March 20 to 22 and will address the moral purpose of business in advancing the global economy. An April event sponsored by the School of Architecture will examine the contributions of architecture to the quality of life in the world, especially the effects of “new urbanism” on life in cities, Conlon said. The third annual student-led Human Development Conference, sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies, took place Feb. 11 and 12 and continued the ongoing Forum dialogue by focusing on the theme, “Unleashing Human Potential: Global Citizens in Pursuit of the Common Good.” Conlon also said Mendoza’s Ten Years Hence speaker series, “Business for the Common Good,” provides a unique opportunity for students from all disciplines to engage in the Forum discussion during the spring semester. “This is a course that picks out themes that are likely to shape the future over the next 10 years,” Conlon said. “It brings in people who are experts on the subject matter or are highly involved in the issues at hand.” Bayh’s lecture, “Government and the Common Good,” will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC). Tickets will be available to the public at the DPAC ticket office one hour prior to the event. Tickets are free but are limited to two per person.last_img read more

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Commercial landscaping course

first_imgCommercial landscapers who want to know more about landscape management should take a class offered Dec. 3 on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga.Set from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the UGA Research and Education Garden, the class will cover site analysis and bed preparation, woody and herbaceous plant selection, fertilization and irrigation, and troubleshooting. Participants will also learn the basics of landscape equipment selection. Instructors will be UGA horticulturists Bodi Pennisi and Bob Westerfield. Commercial and private pesticide credit in category 24 will also be awarded. The program costs $40 and includes lunch. To register, visit the website http://tinyurl.com/29ux462. For more information, contact Val Schott at (770) 233-5598 or [email protected]last_img

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Insect-ival!

first_imgGarden volunteer Ann Blum has compiled 18 educational puppet shows she’s written for the annual festival. A signed copy of her book of puppet shows with supplemental information about each topic will be available for purchase. Tickets are $5 per person or a maximum of $20 per family. Children under the age of two are free. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, see botgarden.uga.edu or call (706) 542-6156. The event will feature educational games, discovery stations, roach races, an active beehive and an insect tasting. The popular butterfly release will take place at 11 a.m. on the lawn of the International Garden. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia will host the 22nd annual Insect-ival! Family Festival on Sept. 13 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center and Conservatory at the garden in Athens. Insect-ival! is sponsored by EarthShare of Georgia, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the UGA Lund Club, the UGA Department of Entomology and the Georgia Museum of Natural History.last_img read more

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Vermont Business Roundtable expects continued slow growth

first_imgThe chief executives of Vermont’s leading businesses appear poised to maintain their growth plans through early 2012, echoing results from the previous survey.  The survey was completed between September 8 and September 22 and released today by Vermont Business Roundtable Chair Steve Voigt, CEO, King Arthur Flour and President Lisa Ventriss.According to Roundtable President, Lisa Ventriss, ‘When viewed in the aggregate, these results point to an economy that is expecting to grow, albeit very slowly.  The effects of Tropical Storm Irene and the potential threat of a ‘double dip’ recession are, naturally, causes of great concern to our members. The good news is that 95 percent of CEO respondents expect to see their sales volumes increase or stay the same in the coming six months, which is consistent with the previous survey, and good news for Vermont products and services. Also encouraging news is that 90 percent of CEOs expect to maintain or grow in the size of their workforce through the fall and winter, again consistent with the previous survey results.Chair Steve Voigt said ‘Roundtable members are reflecting the reality that we live in strained economic times. Companies have worked very hard to control costs and pump money back into their businesses, which is why we are now seeing almost 60 percent of members with no future changes in capital spending. Those dollars have been invested already. Now, if they plan to grow, they will do it through investing in their workforces.’The Roundtable’s CEO Economic Outlook Survey provides a forward-looking view of the economic assumptions and attitudes of chief executive officers of 118 of the state’s top employers with an aggregate economic impact of $292 billion, with over $1.8 billion in corporate philanthropy, and employing more than 10 percent of the state’s workforce.  The members represent Vermont’s agriculture, construction, education, health services, finance, real estate, insurance, hospitality/leisure, manufacturing, information, utilities, professional/business services, wholesale trade, and non-profit industries. The response rate for this quarter was 52 percent.  Historically, rates have varied from 35 to 73 percent. 1. How do you expect your company’s sales to change in the next six months? SalesINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200483%13%4%Q2 200480%15%4%Q3 200471%25%4%Q4 200477%22%1%Q1 200578%19%3%Q2 200575%23%2%Q3 200574%24%2%Q4 200572%24%4%Q1 200678%20%2%Q2 200678%22%0%Q3 200669%25%6%Q4 200673%23%4%Q3 200851%35%14%Q4 200827%46%27%Q1 200933%30%37%Q2 200941%31%28%Q3 200934%49%17%Q1 201063%19%18%Q2 201069%24%7%Q3 201059%35%6%Q4 201071%23%6%Q1 201173%19%8%Q2 201161%34%5%Q3 201162%335Point change from Q2 to Q31-10Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding. 3. How do you expect your company’s employment to change in the next six months? 2. How do you expect your company’s capital spending to change in the next six months? VBR 9.29.2011… CapitalINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200462%30%8%Q2 200443%41%15%Q3 200451%42%7%Q4 200445%46%9%Q1 200555%37%8%Q2 200549%43%8%Q3 200557%38%5%Q4 200550%35%15%Q1 200645%45%10%Q2 200653%40%7%Q3 200640%50%10%Q4 200656%39%5%Q3 200838%42%20%Q4 200817 %43%40%Q1 200912%38%50%Q2 200917%51%32%Q3 200931%46%23%Q1 201050%42%8%Q2 201051%38%11%Q3 201037%48%15%Q4 201049%34%17%Q1 201147%38%15%Q2 201146%44%10%Q3 201139%583%Point change from Q2 to Q3-714-7Totals may not equal 100 due to rounding. EmploymentINCREASENO CHANGEDECREASEQ1 200457%38%4%Q2 200450%48%2%Q3 200459%37%4%Q4 200458%39%3%Q1 200555%38%7%Q2 200549%42%9%Q3 200549%44%7%Q4 200560%35%5%Q1 200654%39%7%Q2 200650%45%5%Q3 200643%49%7%Q4 200653%41%5%Q3 200840%42%18%Q4 200825%35%40%Q1 200923%37%40%Q2 200921%50%29%Q3 200934%46%20%Q1 201040%52%8%Q2 201046%45%9%Q3 201035%52%13%Q4 201051%38%11%Q1 201144%41%last_img read more

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Rabid bobcat found in Lexington County, SC

first_img“This is a tremendous victory for all who cherish Yellowstone’s grizzly bears and for those who’ve worked to ensure they’re protected under the Endangered Species Act,” Andrea Zaccardi, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement.  A bobcat is the latest animal to be found infected with rabies in Lexington County, SC, according to South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control. No people are known to have come into contact with the sick animal, but at least four dogs were exposed.  This week, a federal court upheld a lower court decision reversing a Trump administration policy that eliminated protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, The Hill reports. In 2017, the Fish and Wildlife Service delisted grizzly bears as a threatened species. Wednesday’s court ruling agreed with a previous court ruling that the agency acted against the best science available when it delisted the bears.  The bobcat is the seventh animal in Lexington County to test positive for rabies this year, The State reports. Bobcats live across the entire state of South Carolina but are most commonly found in the Coastal Plain.  A celestial light show is coming to the northern sky this month. Comet NEOWISE, one of the brightest comets to pass earth in decades, is visible in the sky with the naked eye during the month of July. The comet is already visible in the sky around dawn, but beginning around July 12, it should be visible in the evening sky as well, Scientific American reports.  Court saves protection for Yellowstone grizzliescenter_img Rabid bobcat found in Lexington County, SC Astronomers say that if you want to catch a glimpse of the comet, now is the time to do it. When it leaves Earth’s vicinity later in July, it won’t come around again for another 6,800 years.  Photo courtesy of Getty Images Look up! NEOWISE comet visible in the sky this monthlast_img read more

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Report: Al Qaeda Members Are Hiding In Brazil, Raising Money

first_imgBy Dialogo April 05, 2011 Congratulations to the magazine Veja, good research and above all excellent coordination among the specialized agencies to provide real intelligence that alerts a country, it would be nice if they looked a little to the south and see their neighbors, here it is disastrous, with the Hezbollah we have them up to our necks, but that’s nothing, the magazine Veja should to go to Bolivia, they say that it is hot news because of the free transit of terrorists linked to the government, drug output, the existence of a controlled laboratory by a Minister of the Border, Gold accumulation, smuggling, entry of weapons, and well a whole range of rare and relations to organized crime, all with the backing of the Government … What do you think, people should give their account and talk, Bolivia is a silent and hidden chaos. I believe the authorities should make him turn in his possessions and see what happens in this part of the region of the South, in Brazil they say there was a ex-terrorist former President of Bolivia and the entire government of the ELN, EGTK, SL MRTA and others if you do not believe read their newspapers and watch your television, these media are being rounded up by the government, the idea is to silence them. And another one passes through here, The Cris, they have us going crazy, but it is time to leave, there are 35,000 Peronist we do not want to know about it, South America must be free, Democratic and with a real respect for human rights. THATS JUST WHAT WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE THE PENDING CHICKEN SALE WHAT COMES OUT OF THE EGG AND LATER APPEARS..WHAT COMES OUT IS SO ROTTEN….NO GOLDEN EGGS EXIST.. JUST HORROR… Not only in Brazil, but also IN VENEZUELA, Bolivia, Ecuador and Nicaragua. It has long been known that FARC, ELN, HEZBOLLAH, AND ETA patrol and train in these countries, with approval of the revolutionary socialism of the 21st century. THE GOOD PEOPLE OF AMERICA WILL BE CRYING FOR NOT ACTING IN TIME AGAINST THESE PESTS. When all of us are in the concentration camp of the sunrise. Study how the National Socialist Hitler started, or just ask the Latino dictators in power. I do not know which way this magazine Veja leans, but the comments made before mine are really reactionary, they view the situation as an incredible horror. However, they do not consider the massacre made by US soldiers, but if they consider it, they think it is correct due to their right-wing vision which nullifies concern for human beings IN COLOMBIA, PANAMA AND IN THE UNITED STATES THERE ARE TERRORISTS GROUPS ARMED TO THE TEETH THAT CONTROL THE COCAINE TRAFFIC FROM NORTH TO SOUTH. WHY IS IT NOT INVESTIGATED?, THE TRUTH IS THAT THESE GANGSTERS HAVE A LOT OF MONEY THAT THEY ALSO CONTROL THE CORRUPT ARMED FORCES OF THESE “DEMOCRATIC” COUNTRIES AND THE POLITICIANS AS WELL. The ‘magazine’ is a tool sent by the U.S., its not something serious, the magazine Veja is a disgusting useless right-wing creation. These headless fools confuse Arabs with terrorists and in Brazil there are 10 million descendants of Arabs, keeping track of all of them is something only an American or someone as obstinate as they, would dream up. That topic is a waste of time for the unemployed or lovers of leisure. Al Qaeda agents are in Brazil planning attacks, raising money, and recruiting followers, one of the country’s leading news magazines has reported, renewing concerns that the nation may serve as a hiding place for Islamic militants. The magazine Veja, in its Internet edition, reported that at least twenty individuals affiliated with Al Qaeda, the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, the Palestinian group Hamas, and two other organizations have hidden in the South America country. The magazine indicated that these agents have been raising money and working to incite attacks abroad. The publication cited the Brazilian police and U.S. government reports but gave no details about specific objectives or operations. The United States has said that Islamic militants have been operating in the border region where Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina come together. Brazil has denied these statements, maintaining that it is aware that some members of the country’s Lebanese community have legally transferred funds to the Middle East. Veja reported that a Lebanese man named Khaled Hussein Ali, who has lived in Brazil since 1998, is an important member of Al Qaeda’s propaganda operation and has coordinated extremists in seventeen countries. He was briefly detained in Brazil in March 2009, after a police investigation in which videos and texts addressing followers of Al Qaeda were found. An email was found on his computer that had been sent as “spam” to U.S. email addresses, inciting hatred against Jews and blacks, Veja noted. He spent twenty-one days in jail on charges such as racism and incitement to crime, but he was released because prosecutors did not pursue the charges in court, Veja noted.last_img read more

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Losing sleep? Your wallet is to blame

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Maggie McGrathThe job market is showing signs of improvement, gas prices are down and the market is still in its bull run. Yet despite this relatively rosy environment, Americans are seriously stressed about money. Eighty-four percent feel that they are not in control of their current financial situation. Nearly two-thirds of all adults are losing sleep over some sort of money woe. And  69% of younger adults would give up the internet for one month just to get $1,000.These statistics come courtesy of three new studies, all released this week, that looked at the state of savings, spending, and financial stress in the U.S. All three studies found that while Americans aren’t totally floundering when it comes to managing their household finances, they’re feeling under-confident and over-stressed when it comes to what’s in (or, in some cases, not in) their wallets.The first study, released by Capital One 360 on Tuesday, revealed that 54% of Americans feel happy when they save money, yet 36% of respondents told Capital One that their income is not high enough to allow for saving. It was Capital One that also discovered that a whopping 69% of young adults (ages 18 to 24, roughly) would give up their home internet connection for a month in exchange for a $1,000 deposit into their savings account. continue reading »last_img read more

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PREMIUMStart-up giants race to digitize ‘warung’

first_imgTopics : Homegrown start-up giants are tapping into the underserved sector of warung (kiosks or mom-and-pop shop), as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates the digitalization of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).In a country where small businesses account for more than 60 percent of the economy, a warung is the nearest retail spot for many people to make small purchases of snacks or household supplies.Indonesian unicorn Gojek is the latest player to enter the race, with the September launch of GoToko, an online business-to-business (B2B) platform that allows small retailers to directly access brand principles, give product recommendations and use Gojek to receive stock shipments, among other things.“We want brands to come on board with us to better cater to the underserved, as it is sometimes difficult to distribute goods to warung,” GoToko CEO and presid… Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google Linkedin Facebook start-up Gojek Grab e-commerce warung Bukalapak Tokopedialast_img read more

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Miami shack sells under the hammer ‘well over reserve’ for $1.285 million

first_img20 Riviera Rd, Miami in the late 1960s.“Bidding started at $900,000 and continued up to $1.175 million before the buyer came into the mix,” he said.“It actually came down to just two potential buyers battling it out.“It went down to $1000 increases before it sold for $1.285 million.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:18Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:18 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCould this be your anti-dream home?02:18 Related videos 02:18Could this be your anti-dream home?00:25Worst real estate images of 201701:34Sydney’s million dollar dumps01:30Renovate or detonate?01:28Shell sells01:17Fitzroy home the definition of a projectMr Fitzgerald said he thought about postponing the weekend auction after last week’s weather event but held off making a decision until Friday.The 536sq m block, just 200m from the beach, included an old two-bedroom weatherboard house which was built in the 1930s. Ray White Broadbeach agent Troy Fitzgerald (centre) pictured with the sellers (left) and buyers (right) of 20 Riviera Rd, Miami. The property sold under the hammer on the weekend for $1.285 million.A GOLD Coast beachside shack, on the market after 46 years with one owner, has sold under the hammer for $1.285 million.The Miami home attracted a crowd of 100 at its Saturday auction, according to Ray White Broadbeach marketing agent Troy Fitzgerald.Mr Fitzgerald said there were nine registered bidders with local buyers ending up with the property.He said it sold “well over reserve”. 20 Riviera Rd, Miami. Brisbane-based vendors Gweneth and George Dean bought the property in 1971 for just $6500.“We had always holidayed in Burleigh Heads and we had another holiday house there,” 80-year-old Mrs Dean said.“During the 1971 Christmas break I happened to see a property in Riviera Rd, Miami, advertised for $6500 which I felt was worth investigating.”Mr Fitzgerald said the sale set a new benchmark for Miami shacks.“It’s the first one like that to be sold in Miami for quite a few years so it’s going to do wonderful things in the area for people who own those types of homes.”“It sets a new precedence for Miami shacks- that’s really Mermaid Beach prices in Miami now.”center_img 20 Riviera Rd, Miami.last_img read more

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This property market is tipped to take off

first_img9 Pryde St, Woodend in Ipswich is listed for $369,000.“The Ipswich area did deliver a slightly below average price growth relative to the Greater Brisbane and Australian benchmarks over the past five years,” Mr Peleg said.“This is likely a result of its geographic distance from central Brisbane and the coastline, where most of the housing demand is centred.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours ago“But that bodes well for those looking for affordability and the area has a house price-to-income ratio of 5.2 which is well below that of Brisbane and the rest of Australia. For investors the area has a high median rental return of 5.2 per cent for houses and 5.8 per cent for units.He said changes in the area will translate into a growth in median house prices in the medium to long term.While there had been a lot of housing built in the area in the past few years Mr Peleg said it had been quickly absorbed.“There are nice and very modern and comfortable, pleasant homes for a very decent price,’’ he said.“It is really hard to compete (with the Ipswich market).’’“It ticks all the boxes.’’Property analyst Michael Matusik’s latest Matusik Missive said Ipswich was going through a period of intense urbanisation.He said there were a number of things the property market in the region had going for it.“Most of Ipswich’s housing types are in the recovery phase of the property cycle. All should peak sometime over the next twelve to 18 months,’’ he said.He said sales volumes had more than doubled in the last five years and he tipped it to grow by another 20 per cent before the next peak.The Missive said at present both new and resale housing supply were struggling to keep up with sales. Ipswich’s property market is still affordable. This home at57 Fernvale Rd, Brassall is listed for $499,000. Picture: realestate.com.auTHE Ipswich property market is tipped to take off following the awarding of a massive defence contract to the region.The $5 billion contract for 211 hi-tech armoured vehicles announced earlier this year, is tipped to create defence jobs for the region for about 40 years.Analysis by RiskWise Property Research tipped that over the medium to long term the region would deliver strong returns.CEO, Doron Peleg, said other state government commitments to spending on infrastructure and roads in the area would also help create a construction boom.Mr Peleg said with a reasonably low median house price in the area of just $371,000 it was a more affordable option for many buyers, particularly when compared to Brisbane’s median house price of a much higher $530,000.last_img read more

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