1st Source Bank to replace NDFCU in LaFortune

first_imgOn-campus banking options are set to look different for students and staff next year, with changes in the LaFortune Student Center and ATMs around campus.A branch of 1st Source Bank will replace the Notre Dame Federal Credit Union (NDFCU) branch currently housed in LaFortune. An announcement of the change was sent to all students and staff via email Thursday.Sophomore Drew Carmona, the student government representative on the evaluation committee responsible for the decision, said the University chose 1st Source from an initial pool of 13 financial institutions.“We put a lot of thought into what was best for the University and what was best for our students and staff,” Carmona said. “We selected 1st Source as the new campus branch bank partner because 1st Source has the ability to offer flexible solutions that best meet our unique needs.“We wanted a financial institution that could meet the needs of the University’s cashiering services, as well as offer quality services and consumer banking.”Carmona said, as the new partner bank, 1st Source will take over several duties formerly performed by NDFCU.“1st Source is going to administer various functions, like student account payments, department deposits, event/start-up cash and cashing checks,” he said.The transition likely will be completed over the summer, Carmona said. The new 1st Source branch will open July 1, and there will also be several 1st Source ATMs around campus.Carmona said students are free to do their personal banking with any financial institution. He said the main office of NDFCU on Moreau Drive will remain open and there will still be several NDFCU ATMs around campus to serve those who have accounts with NDFCU.“If anyone has an account with NDFCU, they can keep it. They can still bank with them,” Carmona said.Carmona said the evaluation committee also reviewed results from a student-banking survey conducted in the fall and found most students do their banking with large, national banks. The University plans to add ATMs for some of these banks, in addition to the other campus banking changes.“We’re looking into expanding our ATM offerings to fulfill the needs of as many students and employees as possible.” Carmona said. “We are reaching out to a few national banks to see if they would be willing to place an ATM on campus to service consumers who already have accounts with them, to help minimize bank fees — such as ATM withdrawal fees. That’s something very important to our students.”The process behind these decisions began in October 2013 with the formation of the evaluation committee, led by Procurement Services and composed of representatives from Treasury Services, the Controller’s Office, Human Resources, the Student Activities Office and student government.After establishing the committee, members sent a request for proposal to 13 banking institutions, Carmona said. The committee used the proposals to narrow the group down to a few finalists and heard a presentation from each of them in January.Tags: Bankinglast_img read more

Northern California schools to host the Women of Troy

first_imgThe Women of Troy end the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation conference portion of their schedule this weekend as they travel to the Bay Area for two crucial road matches against No. 8 San Jose State (14-9, 2-4) and No. 2 Stanford (18-1, 4-0).Road trippin’ · USC is ranked No. 3 in the country and will take its six-game winning streak up north to San Jose State and Stanford. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanA sweep on the team’s trip north could put No. 3 USC (17-3, 4-1) in position for a first-place finish in the MPSF as USC tries to extend its six-game winning streak.The weekend starts Friday at 1 p.m. with a clash against San Jose State, which has won seven of its last nine matches.In their season opener, the Women of Troy claimed a 14-6 victory over the Spartans at the Stanford Invitational to extend their all-time record against them to 24-0.The Spartans are led by attacker Dani Curran and utility player Anna Natalizio, who have combined for 88 goals as San Jose’s top scorers.The marquee matchup of the weekend goes down Saturday at 1 p.m., when the Women of Troy travel to Palo Alto to play the No. 2 Cardinal.The two squads matched up earlier this season at the Stanford Invitational on Feb. 4, when the Cardinal eked out an 8-7 win over USC.Stanford’s only loss of the season came in a 5-4 nail-biter to No. 1 UCLA at the UCI Invitational in late February. Since then, Stanford has reeled off seven wins in a row by an average of 9.7 goals.Goalkeeper Kate Baldoni is a force in the cage for Stanford, averaging 9.7 saves per game while allowing only 4.5 goals per game.The Cardinal has a pair of freshman for leading scorers in driver Kiley Neushul with 42 goals and two-meter Ashley Grossman with 37 goals.USC is 24-24 all-time against Stanford and has lost the last five matches in the rivalry, including an 8-4 defeat in the NCAA semifinals last year.Both matches tip off at 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and after this weekend, the Women of Troy get a two-week break before wrapping up the regular season against CSU Bakersfield on April 20.last_img read more

Nigeria Shines in Freestyle, North Africans Rule Greco Roman

first_imgOndo State Wrestling Coach, Purity Akuh, told journalists at the championship venue that he was impressed with the good start recorded by the state’s athletes and Nigeria at the championshipAkuh said: “This is a big stage, some of the wresters are young and jittery but somehow they have generally done well.“We expect the country will do well in the junior event and the senior level in the days ahead of this big championship.”The male cadet wrestlers are expected to be in action from today while the seniors will take to the mats on February 10 and 11 respectively.However, host country Nigeria has been dominated by their North African counterparts especially in the Greco-Roman category.Peter Ukoro (55kg) is through to the semifinal while Damilola Gabriel (51kg) will be fighting for a bronze medal after losing in the semifinal to Ahmed Fouad Baghdouda 10-2.The ongoing AWC is being sponsored fully by the Rivers State Government with Governor Nyesom Wike footing the bills of the Nigerian contingent from the preparatory stage till date.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ondo State athletes representing Nigeria have recorded good start in the Africa Wrestling Championship which started yesterday at the Alfred Diette Spiff Events Centre, Port Harcourt.The cadet events that started on Wednesday saw Ondo’s Esther Kolawole winning gold in the freestyle event while Christiana Ogunsanya and Mercy Adekuoroye have qualified for the semifinal stage of their respective events.Mercy, the younger sister of Odunayo Adekuoroye, is tipped to also win gold in the AWC event.However, Sunmisola Balogun, another Ondo wrestler won two bouts to qualify for the final in her cadet event yesterday. She defeated her Moroccan opponent, Taibi C. 10-0 on technical superioritylast_img read more

Sabahn Quaye: ‘Any idiot’ can coach Hearts of Oak

first_imgBlack Stars team manager and currently the operations manager of Hearts of Oak,Sabahn Quaye believes ‘any idiot’ can coach the Ghanaian giants because the structures in the club are already set up for success.The Phobians are struggling to name a permanent coach to replaceMohammed Polo which has left them without a trainer since the start of their pre-season training.Talks with ex-Dwarfs coach Prof Mintah to take over the side fell through while Herbert Addo is refusing to accept the offer tabled by the Accra-based giants.Despite the absence of coaches since the start of the pre-season last week, Quaye says the team is working well because the structures for success are already up and running at the club.“Excuse my language, any idiot can coach Hearts of Oak, provided the system is working well with discipline in the team,” Quaye told Kumasi-based Metro FM.“If God says it is Herbert Addo, who should take over as coach of Hearts of Oak, so be it and if he says no, so be it. “All the technical team members from Steve Bugri to me are experienced and if it is Herbert Addo who would be appointed as coach, he is also experienced.“The head coach, although not named officially, has been working hand in hand with Steve Bugri, the assistant coach and is expected to join us next week.”Hearts are secretly embarking on a massive recruitment drive to augment the squad to the challenges ahead.last_img read more

Kobe Bryant ‘definitely playing’ in Lakers preseason opener

first_img“I feel great,” Bryant said. “I’m in great shape and I feel strong.”Bryant also expressed awareness of the sell-out crowd for the Lakers’ preseason appearance here since 2007.“Fans come all the way out here, you can’t sit on the bench,” Bryant said. “That’s not cool.”Those fans are unlikely to see Bryant in full form. Scott plans to play all of his undisclosed starters no more than 20 minutes. Considering Bryant last played on Jan 21. 2015 in New Orleans before tearing the rotator cuff in his right shoulder, Bryant could play even fewer. But that did not stop Lakers forward Metta World Peace from offering an outlandish prediction. “This year, he’ll be top 15,” World Peace said. “He’s going to play great. Just watch.” First things first. Bryant just hopes he can improve his rhythm.“That stuff you can’t get back through training,” Bryant said. “You got to play.”Bryant’s workload in training camp varied. He participated in the Lakers’ first three full-court scrimmages. Bryant also spent the first four days completing an early-morning weight-lifting session and pre-practice shooting workout. But Bryant skipped the tail end of the sprinting and shooting drills. He missed the second part of the Lakers’ double-day sessions. Bryant also sat out of most of Saturday’s practice to rest.“He was probably doing too much,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “That’s one of the reasons we gave him yesterday off. Today he said he felt great and refreshed and ready to go after he cut out morning activity.”Bryant spent the past week playing off the ball at the small forward spot while delegating D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson to ball-handling duties. Bryant scoffed at the notion he needs the ball in his hands most of the time. “I do not like setting up the offense. I hate it. Phil (Jackson) made me do it years ago,” Bryant said. “I had to learn how to do it years ago to set up the triangle. I haven’t played with point guards that are playmakers at heart. D’Angelo is a ridiculous playmaker.”Bryant spent three injury-plagued seasons with Steve Nash. But Bryant eventually took over ball-handling duties midway through the 2012-13 season amid the Lakers’ inconsistent play and philosophical clashes Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol had in Mike D’Antoni’s system.“You guys know I like scoring the ball. Why the (heck) would I like setting up the offense?” Bryant said. “It’s not very hard to catch and shoot it. You catch it and let it go. It’s easy, man. It’s less work, too. It doesn’t beat your joints up as much.”The focus on Bryant’s return goes beyond his own effectiveness and health.How open is Bryant to mentoring the Lakers’ young crop of players?In a 2 1/2-hour discussion this week, Bryant noted that Russell, Clarkson, Julius Randle, veteran Brandon Bass and other unnamed players peppered him about questions surrounding his journey and longevity over his 19-year NBA career.“It’s important they find their own way. I can only provide them some of the knowledge and information that I have,” Bryant said. “They’re hungry and want to be great. It’s a joy to be around them.”Bryant remembered “feeling like a kid in a candy store” during his first All-Star appearance in 1998 when he sought feedback from Michael Jordan, Clyde Drexler, Gary Payton, John Stockton and Charles Barkley. Bryant did not sense any teammates having interest in his wisdom until 2008, a year before winning a string of back-to-back NBA championships.“When I was younger, who would I pass knowledge off to?” Bryant said. “Now my peers are more willing to listen because of everything I’ve been through.”Bryant cannot offer any wisdom yet on how he will tackle his latest challenge. So he will settle for providing an answer on the court.Injury updateRussell (sore right foot), World Peace (strained left calf) and Nick Young (back spasms) practiced Saturday despite recent ailments.Lakers guard Marcelo Huertas missed Saturday’s practice with a strained right hamstring, while forward Larry Nance Jr. sat out with back spasms. HONOLULU >> With three words, Kobe Bryant cleared up any confusion on whether the Lakers’ star would appear in the preseason opener Sunday against the Utah Jazz here at Stan Sheriff Center.“I’m definitely playing,” Bryant said after practicing in Saturday’s morning session that included a full-court scrimmage.Bryant made that declaration for two reasons.He reported no issues with his health after rehabbing his surgically repaired right shoulder for the past nine months.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more