Saint Mary’s to hold walk for hungry

first_imgThis event is another way to CAT is working to bridge the gap between Saint Mary’s and the community.  “It is a great way to bring food insecurity to the forefront during the Easter season, and provides support for a local food pantry — Little Flower Food Pantry — that is always in need,” Critchlow said.  The walk will benefit the Little Flower Catholic Church Food Pantry.   Saint Mary’s students, faculty and staff and the South Bend community will come together Sunday to walk for the hungry during the Yes We Can! Walk 2010. It will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, and will start at Saint Mary’s Student Center, head to the Grotto at Notre Dame and then end back at the Student Center. It will happen, “rain or shine,” and “children and dogs — on leashes — are welcome,” said Olivia Critchlow, assistant director of the Office of Civic and Social Engagement (OCSE) and coordinator of the event.  Critchlow said events like these help to bring the community and the College closer together. Cost to participate is three cans of food or a $2 donation per person or $5 or three cans/person if you bring a team, Carrie Call, director of OCSE said in an e-mail to the student body.center_img According to Critchlow, the walk is open anyone and people are encouraged to join. Those interested can register online at http://www3.saintmarys.edu/ocse/calendar/walk-for-hungry-form. There will also be a booth in the Student Center Atrium today and tomorrow during lunch and dinner hours.  Even though last year’s event happened to fall on a rainy day, 75 walkers participated, Critchlow said.  “I am hoping that we are able to at reach the same attendance this year, if not exceed that number,” Critchlow said.  The walk was first held last year, and began when the College Academy of Tutoring (CAT) scholars decided to organize an event for the spring that would help connect the College with the greater community, Critchlow said. CAT is an organization of students from the College that began in 2006 to help tutor elementary-age children in need at local elementary schools.  “Events that involve and benefit the South Bend community are great ways to keep the College in touch with the community’s needs and are excellent opportunities for our students to stand in solidarity with the poor,” Critchlow said. last_img read more

Arsenal to make £40m offer for Dayot Upamecano to help Unai Emery fix defence

first_imgArsenal are plotting a fresh transfer bid for Dayot Upamecano (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are reportedly preparing a £40million move to sign RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano.Upamecano was firmly on the Gunners’ radar as a possible replacement for Laurent Koscielny in the summer, but Unai Emery eventually turned to David Luiz after missing out on the 20-year-old.Though Leipzig rejected a sizable offer from Arsenal for Upamecano, they are increasingly resigned to losing the highly-rated Frenchman at the end of the season.Upamecano’s Leipzig contract has a €100m release clause which reduces by €20m every year. It was therefore believed that interested clubs would have had to spend €60m (£52m) to land the youngster next summer.ADVERTISEMENT Emery reacts to Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Sheffield UnitedTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:38FullscreenEmery reacts to Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Sheffield Unitedhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reacts-arsenals-1-0-loss-sheffield-united-2032306/This 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.However, Leipzig are now prepared to accept a cut-price fee for the defender to avoid losing him for free when his contract expires in 2021.AdvertisementAdvertisementAccording to The Sun, this has put Arsenal on red alert and the north London club are lining up a fresh bid for Upamecano ahead of the January transfer window.The report claims the France Under-21 international has been identified as Arsenal’s top centre-back target.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 CityLast year, Upamecano revealed his ambitions to join a top European club in the future, but failed to mention Arsenal in his list of ‘dream’ destinations.‘As a youngster, you dream of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United, but to get there, you have to work,’ he told Telefoot.‘I’m very proud of myself, very happy. I have to keep going in the same direction.‘I have to aim higher. My preference for the moment is Leipzig. Afterwards, we’ll see.’MORE: Manchester United chief Ed Woodward slams notion he picks transfers by watching Youtube Arsenal identify Dayot Upamecano as top defensive target ahead of £40m transfer move Advertisement Commentcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 23 Oct 2019 11:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShareslast_img read more

ESMA backs clearing exemption for 16 UK pension providers

first_imgThe European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has backed granting 16 UK pension providers – from buyout schemes to pooled funds – transitional exemptions from central clearing obligations.The exemptions themselves have to be granted by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which has to seek the opinion of ESMA before making its decision.The exemptions the EU supervisory body has come out in favour of are in relation to the obligation to centrally clear OTC derivative contracts under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).Some pension scheme arrangements or entities get an automatic temporary exemption from that obligation, whereas others need prior authorisation. The 16 pension schemes are not named but include a range of occupational schemes such as authorised and contractually based pooled funds, buyout schemes and life insurance providers, as well as defined contribution personal pension schemes.In each case, ESMA backs the FCA’s view that the pension providers would have difficulties meeting variation margin requirements – a cash payment made on a daily or intra-day basis for profits or losses – for centrally cleared transactions.This is because the schemes have limited cash holdings, and because of high costs in the form of lower investment returns or transaction costs, as well as “the risk of inefficiencies as a result of converting assets into cash”, according to ESMA.last_img read more