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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Lisman, Pelham, McKenzie launch ‘Campaign for Vermont’

first_imgBruce Lisman today announced the formation of Campaign for Vermont, a public policy campaign intended to unite Vermonters around a new direction for Vermont’s future.  Lisman is the founding partner of the organization, joining him as founding officers are Tom Pelham and Mary Alice McKenzie. Bruce Lisman explained, ‘Campaign for Vermont will unite Vermonters, from a broad spectrum of political perspectives, to set a new direction for our future.  Imagine economic security, better job opportunities and growing prosperity for Vermonters of every generation.’ Lisman said, ‘Public policy and public budgeting is about real people, real families ‘ that is why we need to have real results.  We are innovators, but we must overcome our economic challenges, grow our economy, create more and better-paying jobs and make our families more secure and prosperous.  Together as Vermonters we will always succeed.  We think you’ll find supporting Campaign for Vermont a worthy endeavor. Visit our website CampaignForVermont.org and decide for yourself.’ Tom Pelham one of two Founding Officers said, ‘I am thrilled to join Bruce in establishing Campaign for Vermont.  We need a place where moderate, centrist voices from all across Vermont gather in support of public policy that leads to a vibrant balanced economy.’Pelham explained, ‘Bruce knows success and hardship.  In an extremely competitive environment, he emerged as a leader who when confronted with complex problems and opportunities found solutions that really worked. Bruce sees trouble ahead, as do I, in a number of public policy areas that challenge Vermont’s future.  Bruce is a problem-solver with deep Vermont roots who genuinely cares about the well-being and prosperity of all Vermonters.’ Mary Alice McKenzie who also serves as a founding officer said, ‘I am enthusiastic about Campaign for Vermont because it is a non-partisan campaign intended to advance common sense policy ideas that will result in prosperity for all Vermonters.  As a fellow member of some boards Bruce has served on, I have seen first-hand the ability he has to bring people together.  Bruce is an optimist; he believes things can get better, but knows it takes hard work.  I am proud that Bruce asked me to join him in this project, we must start a discussion about Vermont’s future.’ McKenzie went on to say, ‘Bruce has always been an active volunteer.  In 1993, hestarted a scholarship program at UVM in his dad’s name.  He has served on numerous boards, including UVM, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Central Vermont Public Service, and the Shelburne Museum.  He currently serves on National Life and Merchants Bank boards.  Bruce is a strong supporter of The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington and Winooski located in his childhood community, of which I am particularly proud.’ November 21, 2011last_img read more

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After sweep by Ohio State, SU aims to sure up fundamentals

first_img Published on November 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Following consecutive losses against Ohio State last weekend, the Syracuse ice hockey team is now faced with its first real adversity of the season and its fair share of work. But on a team with 10 rotating freshmen and 11 new players, adversity is a good thing. It’s a learning experience. And before the schedule begins to creep into conference play, the coaching staff is working to get through that adversity to restore the little things that make the team effective. ‘Not to say that they’re confused,’ associate coach Graham Thomas said. ‘But the game happens so fast, and you have to worry about playing on instincts and making quick decisions. Sometimes I think there’s too much going on in their heads, and they’re not playing on instincts. Thinking too much instead of reacting and playing.’ This week, Syracuse has replaced full-squad practices with individual workouts, stressing fundamentals, skill breakdowns and a reiteration of roles in the team’s system. At 4-4-1, SU has completed just over a quarter of its 34-game season. The Orange had a frustrating weekend against Ohio State, cluttered with unlucky bounces and poor execution against the Buckeyes. While losing 4-2 last Saturday, SU was outshooting OSU by more than 20. Syracuse is doing what it can to take control of future momentum swings, as plainly as possible.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text And that can’t start halfway through its next second period. It has to start in practice. ‘What we’re really focusing on right now is that we don’t want to get too caught up and too carried away with what the other team is doing,’ Thomas said. ”Consistency in preparation’ is a term that we’ve been using with our players. I think that starts with focusing a lot about what we’re going to do to be successful and not worrying too much about them.’ Syracuse will meet Clarkson twice in a home-and-home series over the next two weekends, beginning at the Tennity Ice Skating Pavilion Friday. The Knights, who have been 3-2-1 since mid-October, own a 3-6-1 overall record and are taking a break from their own conference play to meet the Orange. Clarkson has 11 juniors and seniors with a senior goaltender. Syracuse has just eight upperclassmen, with freshman goalies seeing most of the work. Coaches stress preparation because this is a point in which the season can start to move very quickly for a young player. ‘I think together, it’s a good group,’ head coach Paul Flanagan said of his new group. ‘They’re outnumbered, of course. There are just three seniors with so many freshmen and sophomores. If anything, that’s the tough part of it. It’s their first few months away from home, in a strange environment, all these freedoms as individuals and all this work they have to do. There’s a lot going on.’ Early on, Syracuse was hanging with nationally ranked opponents and toppling lesser ones. Perhaps Ohio State was worth all the hype and Syracuse will have to lick its wounds and get up off the deck. But either way, this young Syracuse team and program will have to grow up fast. And for SU’s players, that means getting back to the basic skills that got them to this point. SU players won’t exactly know how good the opponent will be until they go over the game film on Thursday, and maybe even until they hit the ice on Friday. But in a sense, that’s not too important right now. If Syracuse is going to get its work done on Friday, it will be because its players are able to focus on themselves and not their opponents. ‘I wouldn’t say that we’re over-preparing, but what we need to do is simplify our approach. Keep it more streamlined,’ Thomas said. ‘More simple. More about what we have to do to execute to be successful on our end.’ [email protected]center_img Commentslast_img read more

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PMU appoints Malecaze-Doublet to lead critical marketing drive

first_img Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Related Articles Submit FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Seeking to revive French racing prospects, Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) has confirmed the appointment of Emmanuelle Malecaze-Doublet as Group Marketing Director.A key member of PMU’s new executive team formed under the leadership of CEO Cyril Linette, Malecaze-Doublet had formerly served as PMU CFO having joined the French legacy operator from US management consultancy firm McKinsey-&-Company last September.Malecaze-Doublet takes charge of PMU’s marketing strategy at a critical point for the French racing operator currently transitioning its operations under a group-wide ‘revitalisation programme’.Last April, French racing authorities France Galop and Le Trot, the government bodies overseeing the management of the PMU approved Cyril Linette’s ‘operating roadmap’ – launching a €25-30 million cost-savings plan.As key directives, Linette seeks to modernise the PMU’s retail network, improving customer loyalty programs and further launching a new ‘Quinté +’ racing pools service revitalising engagement with racing punters.Furthermore, significant group savings will be allocated to a PMU marketing drive, which will see the operator launch new nationwide advertising campaigns reintroducing the PMU’s heritage brand and racing directives to the French general public.Updating stakeholders, Linette underlined Malecaze-Doublet’s track record having worked on large-scale marketing transition projects within luxury, apparel and consumer goods industries.‘The experience of Emmanuelle Malecaze-Doublet who has worked on many topics marketing and digital transformation as well as his very detailed knowledge of the PMU and the strategic issues of the company will be very valuable assets to continue the momentum of recovery,” he said. Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

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SCREAM ROOMS AND TRICK OR TREAT TRAILS FOR LETTERKENNY AT HALLOWEEN

first_imgGetting ready for Halloween in Letterkenny.Photo- Clive WassonLetterkenny Chamber of Commerce and ShopLK is once again hosting their Halloween Fest, bringing fun and games to all and plenty of frights to all!On Saturday 31st of October the town centre will be filled with spooky witches, ghouls, goblins and lots of fancy dress . There will be even more entertainment, face painting and the favourite trick or treat trail.Halloween is getting bigger and better in Letterkenny each year with lots of children and whole families getting in to the spirit of the holiday. There will be the trick or treat trail around the shops in Letterkenny, free face painting, the very popular photo booth, family games and story telling. There will be fancy dress competitions, a parade that’s also suitable for pets and lots more.To join in the Trick or treat trail come to the bandstand anytime from 12.30pm where where everyone gets a shoplk wristband and a list for trick or treat trail. For a little break from the trick or treating storytelling for all ages will be at 2.30pm in Cara House. Letterkenny CDP are holding their annual Monster Bash in the Courtyard Shopping Centre from 1pm. Register with them to take part in their fabulous fancy dress competition. The ever popular Photobooth complete with the Fred Flinstone Car will be there all afternoon on the top floor of the Courtyard Shopping centre and the town Team room on the ground floor will become the very scary scream room for the afternoon. Facepainting, games, withces brew and so much more all afternoon.At the same time Highland Radio will be broadcasting from 10am at Boots in the Letterkenny Retail Park with fun for all the family there too.Letterkenny Shopping Centre will also be in on the act with spooky activities all day. If you’ve been out all day in fancy dress why not join in the Halloween Parade. At 3.45pm lead by the Letterkenny Senior Accordian Band all types of crazy characters will parade from Gallaghers Hotel to the Market Square.If that’s not enough stay around and visit the Haunted House at Market Square and then join in the Cathedral Quarter concert with a fantastic line up at the Bandstand e from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.Get your costume ready for the huge Letterkenny Halloween Fest. Family fun at its best in Letterkenny12.30pm Registration for Trick or treat TrailScream RoomPhotobooth1pm Monster Bash & registration for the Fancy Dress Competition2.30pm Storytelling at Cara House3.45pm Halloween parade4.15pm Prize Giving4.30pm Haunted House at Cara House4.30pm Concert at Market SquareSCREAM ROOMS AND TRICK OR TREAT TRAILS FOR LETTERKENNY AT HALLOWEEN was last modified: October 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Halloweenletterkennylast_img read more

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