Political clubs prep for fall campaigns

first_img NICD will hold phone banks Monday through Thursday each week up until elections and will also canvas around neighborhoods on Sundays, Lowry said.  “We’re really just focusing on campaigning for candidates in northern Indiana,” she said.  “We want to bring awareness to their campaigns and get our name out there as well.” NICD, which includes students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross, Indiana University South Bend, Ivy Tech Community College and Bethel College, recently set up a campaign headquarters on South Bend Avenue, said Lowry, a senior at Saint Mary’s.   Both the College Republicans and College Democrats will sponsor ND Votes, a campus-wide bi-partisan voter registration drive that is scheduled to begin Tuesday. Senior Josh Varanelli, president of the Notre Dame College Republicans, said his organization is keeping its efforts on campus.   “We were considering door to door campaigning, but it just didn’t seem feasible,” he said.  “Our big focus this election is on increased voter registration among students, as well as phone banking for swing states.” College Republicans will run phone banks every Thursday and Friday until the elections are over, Varanelli said.  The Notre Dame College Republicans are supporting Dan Coats for United States Senate and Jackie Walorski for Congress.center_img Lowry said NICD is sharing the space with St. Joseph’s County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak, who is seeking reelection in November.    “We’re fired up and ready to go,” Northern Indiana College Democrats (NICD) Chair Colleen Lowry said.  “We have more than 3,000 people in the area working harder than ever on these campaigns.”  Meanwhile, NICD is working to support Dvorak, Congressman Joe Donnelly, Rosemary Mandrici for St. Joseph’s County Assessor and Dwight Fish for Indiana State Representative in District 21.    “It’s really close to campus, so students can walk or ride their bikes,” she said.  “The headquarters is College Democrats-run and the entire community participates, so it’s very collaborative.” As the country gears up for mid-term elections in November, the College Democrats and College Republicans of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s are making preparations of their own.   Varanelli said he wants the group’s work to make maximum impact.  “This year, we’ve developed a campaign committee designed to research candidates and determine where Notre Dame students can be most efficient,” he said.  “We really want to maximize our effectiveness.”  last_img read more

Notre Dame partners with Life is Good

first_imgThe Life is Good Company recently announced that it will partner with Notre Dame. Through the partnership, the Hammes Bookstore will start carrying Life is Good apparel and products, and Life is Good will create products that are a hybrid brand between the two institutions.“This new partnership has introduced a well-known and popular lifestyle brand to students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends that shares many of the same core values as the University,” David Werda, director of the Hammes Bookstore and retail operations, said. “Life is Good apparel has a relaxed fit and comfortable feel, and the graphics evoke a laid-back, young vibe that differentiates itself from many of the other brands that we carry.“The initial product launch has included men’s and women’s t-shirts and long sleeves, but based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we anticipate the product line to not only become part of our core assortment but expand to include fleece as well as gift and novelty items in the future,” he said. “The company [Life is Good] has been very receptive to customer feedback on which products they like best and which they would like to see in upcoming lines.”“We are proud to carry Life is Good products at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore because of the power of optimism that the brand promotes,” Caitlin Kinser, marketing manager for Notre Dame retail operations, said. “Life is Good uses the catchphrases ‘Go do good,’ and ‘Enjoy the ride.’ Both of these are important messages for Notre Dame students, the first because it supports the Catholic mission of service on which the University is built, and the second because it serves as a reminder to appreciate and savor the opportunities that we are all given as members of the Notre Dame community. Overall, we feel that the Life is Good brand reflects the zest for life that is apparent here on the Notre Dame campus.”Michael Low, director of licensing at Notre Dame, said the University was introduced to the Life is Good brand last February during an annual trade show, and that Life is Good was a particularly good candidate for co-branding with the University.“Co-branding needs to be a thoughtful process,” he said, “When allowing another entity to use your trademarks on commercial products, you want some assurance that their brand is strong, well thought of and capable of building friends for the university.”Low said that launching the campaign has involved a lot of preparation, including presenting the concept of the partnership to the Notre Dame licensing committee and obtaining approval; “agreeing upon common language and terms for the actual license”, and “approving the graphics which would include both the (Life is Good) and (Notre Dame) trademarks.”“We hope to work in concert to encourage [Life is Good] to have a larger presence on campus,” Low said, “Not just their apparel, but their people and creative staffs. They have a great story to share with out students, and we will encourage them to share with our campus community.”The University launched the brand partnership Saturday with a number of events in the morning before the football game against the Naval Academy. According to Werda, the events included the following: “an official Life is Good hangout at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore as part of an 8 week, 40 community tour focusing on raising funds for kids in need through the Life is Good Kid’s Foundation. Both Bert and John Jacobs, company co-founders, were in attendance for the weekend where they interacted with campus guests promoting the newly formed partnership and the sale of (Life is Good and Notre Dame) apparel as well as their book, Life is Good: The Book.”Low said the partnership will allow Life is Good to sell Notre Dame licensed apparel across “multiple distribution channels,” including owned and franchised Life is Good stores.“Notre Dame can learn a lot from Life is Good,” Low said, “They can certainly learn from us as well. I hope in the coming months that we generate a significant level of sales and that the strength of our brands will raise the bar on positive messaging.”Tags: brand partnership, Hammes Bookstore, Life is Goodlast_img read more

Tuck Everlasting’s Andrew Keenan-Bolger Is Broadway.com’s New Vlogger

first_img Tuck Everlasting Andrew Keenan-Bolger & Sarah Charles Lewis in ‘Tuck Everlasting'(Photo: Greg Mooney) Related Shows Tuck Everlasting star Andrew Keenan-Bolger is set to go behind the lens as Broadway.com’s latest video blogger. Look out for the new series: Forever 17: Backstage at Tuck Everlasting with Andrew Keenan-Bolger beginning on April 11.Keenan-Bolger, who plays Jesse Tuck in the new musical, will grab a camera (something he’s used to at this point) and offer a glimpse of the backstage excitement at the Broadhurst Theatre. Be on the lookout for appearances from his forever young co-stars, including Carolee Carmello, Terrence Mann and newcomer Sarah Charles Lewis.Prior to starring in Tuck Everlasting, Keenan-Bolger appeared on Broadway in Newsies, Mary Poppins, Seussical and Beauty and the Beast. His additional credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ragtime and How the Grinch Stole Christmas on stage and The Rewrite, Marci X and Looking on screen.Catch Forever 17 every Monday forever and ever and ever for eight weeks.center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on May 29, 2016last_img read more

Hurricane damages Vermont campgrounds

first_imgIrene has had a devistating effect on Vermont. The following is a brief report on how the Vermont Campgrounds have fared.Peter Daniels, Executive Director of the Vermont Campground Association, reports that they have two campgrounds that have suffered total flooding. Camping on the Battenkill in Arlington will not be able to access the damage until the river recedes. They may not be able to open this fall. Abel Mountain in Braintree has also suffered severe damage when the river flooded the campground and destroyed their office and bathhouses. All the utilities will need rebuilding. They may not be even able to open next year. Horseshoe Acres in Andover has already brought in heavy equipment and outside contractors to open up for the weekend. Rivers Bend in Middlebury saw half of their campground flooded,including the bathhouse and laundry, but are now open and ready for the weekend.The remainder of VCA’s 74 member campgrounds across the state remain open for business. Some are working to clean up flooding over parts of the campground or cleaning up downed trees, but are ready for visitors. There may be roads closed to some of these campgrounds, so campers should call ahead for up to date information on road conditions.Vermont Campground Association802-291-1160pdaniels@vermontel.net(link sends e-mail)www.campvermont.com(link is external)last_img read more

Vermont delegation announces $2 million to bolster St Albans streetscape project

first_imgVermont’s congressional delegation ‘ Senators Patrick Leahy, Bernie Sanders and Representative Peter Welch ‘ today announced that St Albans has been awarded a $2,088,496 federal grant for its ongoing streetscape project. The grant, awarded by the Department of Transportation, will fund continued downtown improvements. The multi-phased project includes the comprehensive redesign of Main Street and its sidewalks; replacement of street lights, traffic signal arms, and traffic lights; replacement of street trees to better manage storm water; and the construction of signage. Street and traffic lights will be replaced with energy efficient LED lights. Today’s grant is the most recent investment in the ongoing streetscape project. In 2009, Congressman Welch secured the initial $380,000 to get the project started. In October of 2010, Vermont’s congressional delegation helped secure an additional $125,000. In October of 2011, the delegation wrote to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in support of the continued funding that was announced today. “This project will be a real boost to St. Albans City.  It will create jobs, stimulate economic development, save energy and preserve the unique and historic downtown character,’ Vermont’s congressional delegation said in a statement. ‘The city is making great strides in improving its downtown. This grant will accelerate that progress.’ Source: WASHINGTON, December 13, 2011last_img read more

Oversupply, low prices may turn LNG boom into a bust in 2020

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Liquefied natural gas prices are poised to test record lows this year thanks to an onslaught of new supply and warmer winter temperatures curbing consumption.The startup of new export projects from Australia to the U.S. has flooded the market, while brimming stockpiles in Europe and an expected slowdown in Chinese demand have dumped cold water on consumption prospects. LNG for spot delivery to North Asia is on track to hit an all-time low this summer, while gas prices in Europe and the U.S. are trading at the weakest seasonal levels since 1999.“The global oversupply of LNG has been building and building and building,” said Ron Ozer, founder of gas-focused hedge fund Statar Capital LLC in New York. “The gas market can’t stomach the oversupply and warm weather, and it’s getting both.”U.S. gas exports have surged amid the nation’s shale boom, but plummeting prices may now throttle back shipments or encourage sustained maintenance while firms weather the storm. Producers and companies with off-take agreements may decide not to load cargoes because prices are too low to earn a profit after accounting for shipping costs.With cargoes from the Gulf of Mexico currently priced around $2.65 per million Btu, cash margins are positive only because of weak U.S. benchmark prices, according to Robert Sims, an analyst at Wood Mackenzie Ltd. There’s a chance that production could be reduced if the spread between benchmark Henry Hub and U.S. Gulf LNG narrows 25 cents, he said.After four years of belt-tightening, the amount of investments last year in new production capacity set a record. Companies including Qatar Petroleum, Novatek PJSC and Venture Global LNG Inc. sanctioned new plants from the U.S. to Russia. But the current wave of additional supply and persistent weak global prices is challenging new projects seeking final investment decisions, according to Morgan Stanley. The bank reduced its outlook for the number of projects reaching FID and revised lower its new supply outlook for the middle of the decade. The low price environment will also likely force Qatar to stagger or postpone its planned 64% capacity expansion, currently scheduled by 2027, according to FGE.[Stephen Stapczynski, Anna Shiryaevskaya and Naureen S Malik]More: Global LNG poised for terrible year as new supply floods market Oversupply, low prices may turn LNG boom into a bust in 2020last_img read more

LIRR Facing System-Wide Delays as Storm Continues

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York This 53-foot-long, 80-ton steel snow removal vehicle dubbed ‘Darth Vader’ is part of Long Island Rail Road’s winter weather arsenal. (Photo: MTA / LIRR)The winter storm blanketing Long Island caused system-wide delays on the Long Island Rail Road Tuesday evening, and could force officials to suspend service if snowfall reaches the threshold set by the railroad.“The threshold for suspension is 10 to 13 inches,” LIRR spokesman Sal Arena said.That’s when railroad officials begin to make the determination whether to modify or suspend service so snow-fight equipment could get to work on the rails.The LIRR released a statement on its website saying it will reduce service on a “branch-by-branch basis after 8 p.m., consistent with its policy to curtail or suspend service if snow accumulations reach 10 to 13 inches.”The railroad “is not shutting down the system” at 8 p.m., Arena said. Instead, it will start analyzing the situation on the tracks in order to determine if suspension is necessary.If significant schedule alterations need to be made, the LIRR will announce service changes on a branch-by-branch basis, Arena said.He did not discount the possibility of altering Wednesday’s scheduled to a limited weekend schedule like it did on Friday, Jan. 3, when a blizzard pounded LI.“I don’t know if that’s the route they’re going to take,” Arena said.Officials would make an announcement before the rush hour commute, Arena said.Icing and sustained winds of more than 39 mph could also cause a suspension, according to the LIRR’s winter weather guide. The National Weather Service is predicting sustained winds of only up to 25 mph.As for snowfall amounts, the weather service reported an unofficial recording of 10.2 inches in Lindenhurst—the only community that has pierced the 10-inch mark by 8:30 p.m.Heavy snowfall is expected until 4 a.m., the weather service said.Joey Picca, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said: “We’re well on our way to getting over 10 inches.”last_img read more

West End market still hot despite downturn worries

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Talk of the towns

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Mexican president says will get Russian vaccine if effective

first_imgMexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that he would be among the first to receive a Russian coronavirus vaccine if it is shown to be effective.Russia’s announcement last week that it was the first in the world to approve a coronavirus vaccine was met with caution from Western scientists who said it still needed to be proved safe and effective.”I would be the first to get vaccinated, because it matters a lot to me, but we have to … ensure that it’s something effective and that it’s available to everyone,” Lopez Obrador said at his daily news conference. Topics : The Mexican leader added that he would personally reach out to Russia or China if they are first to develop an effective vaccine.”In this important matter, there should be no ideologies… health comes first,” he said.The Latin American country has recorded more than 56,000 coronavirus deaths — the world’s third-highest toll — and over half a million infections.Mexico announced a deal last week with British-Swedish pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca to manufacture its vaccine now under development if clinical trials show it to be effective.last_img read more