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Glee Club features alumni in reunion concert

first_imgBrian Raab Glee Club director Daniel Stowe conducts the group in a rehearsal.Glee Club is a selective 75-person men’s chorus, Raab said. The group rehearses four days a week and has two regular-season performances per semester, he said. He said it also performs before home games during the football season.Though it is only a few weeks into the season, Raab said he is confident the new Glee Club “rookies” will perform well.“They’ll be surrounded by guys who know their part,” he said. “They sit between two Glee Club guys who know what they’re doing.”Recent alumnus Christianos Burlotos, who graduated in 2018, said he would tell new members to “embrace the community of [Glee Club].” He said he believes it is one of the tightest communities at Notre Dame and new members should appreciate that.Junior Tim Jacklich, another member of Glee Club, said the club is a big time commitment, but also a wonderful opportunity.“Buy into the club,” he said.Raab said some of the alumni traveling in for the weekend graduated as early as the 1960s.Sophomore Zach Pearson, also in Glee Club, said he has been busy preparing for several months in his role as the 2018 reunion commissioner.“It started fairly relaxed, and then things obviously picked up,” he said.Current Glee Club members will open the concert, then be joined by alumni for the second part of the performance, Jacklich said. Burlotos said the alumni have very little time to prepare for the event.“You come back, they throw you a binder and after an hour-and-a-half rehearsal you have a concert,” he said.Jacklich said there are a number of pieces Glee Club has been singing for decades.“The cool thing for all of us current clubers is getting to see which pieces are really well-known in the club,” he said.Burlotos said some retired pieces the club has performed in the past will be featured in Friday’s concert.“Some of the classics we’re singing, I’ve never even sang,” he said.The concert will also feature some current Glee members’ favorites. Raab said his favorite piece out of the concert’s selection is “The Water is Wide,” arranged by Glee Club alumnus Patrick Dupre Quigley.“I’m a sucker for ballads,” Raab said.Pearson said the Glee Club alumnus singing the solo for the concert gave its premiere performance in the early 2000s.For Glee Club alumni returning to campus, Burlotos said, their experience will be far different from other alumni simply returning for a football game.“The community will continue to last in that way,” he said.Pearson said singing the Alma Mater and Victory March on his first day in the club is one of his favorite memories.“It was my dream to join the Glee Club since when I first wanted to apply to Notre Dame,” he said.Looking ahead towards his own graduation, Jacklich said he will never forget his time in Glee Club.“It’ll certainly be a hard goodbye, but I’m taking a lot with me,” he said.Burlotos said he is sure that although the club will change with time, it will never stray far from its roots.“There are always those few songs we come back to,” he said.Pearson said he also believes the club will keep many of its traditions and repertoire for years to come.“I don’t think it’ll change that much at all,” he said. “We’re over 100 years old. The stuff that’s really good has stuck, and it’s not going to go anywhere.”Tags: Alumni, Concert, Glee Club, Reunion Senior Brian Raab, president of Glee Club, said joining the Glee Club became the cornerstone of his college life.“Without Glee Club, I don’t even know what my college experience would have been like,” he said.This weekend, club alumni of all ages have a chance to relive that experience. Over 200 Glee Club alumni will be visiting Notre Dame’s campus this Friday to join in the Glee Club Reunion Concert under director Daniel Stowe. The concert will be in Leighton Concert Hall at 8 p.m. and is celebrating the club’s 103rd year. Tickets can be purchased at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center website.last_img read more

Timberline Interactive and CommerceV3 announce merger

first_imgFast-growing e-commerce platform provider CommerceV3 and leading online marketing agency Timberline Interactive of Middlebury today announced a merger. The combined company will unite a proven online store platform with a vast array of e-commerce marketing services.”Our team was already working in the CommerceV3 environment to grow orders and sales for many of our clients,” says Bud Reed, founder of Timberline. “In many ways, this merger was driven by our focus on the customers. It gives them even more technology options and streamlines website launch and development processes.”Reed, who launched Timberline Interactive ten years ago, is retiring from day-to-day operational duties but will continue in an advisory role to provide strategic direction for the combined companies.CommerceV3 president Nathan Focht rarely gets excited, but he recognizes a new and unique opportunity for merchants. “The CV3 platform has always had a strong feature set to help customers grow their sales, but this merger puts us way ahead of the curve. Tom Funk and the rest of the team at Timberline are masters at tuning web stores for maximum growth. They have a huge playbook for making money online.”Blake Ellis, who co-founded CommerceV3 with Nathan, will serve as the new president of Timberline. Ellis is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in several Internet start-ups over the years, including CommerceV3, Rails Machine and ResEngine.com. “Timberline brings a wealth of experience to the table, especially their work launching sophisticated sites and growing revenue for large merchants with complex needs. CommerceV3 provides a strong, affordable technical foundation. Together we offer a high octane growth solution to merchants large and small — a combination you can’t find anywhere else in our industry.”Tom Funk will serve as VP of Marketing for the new organization. Funk has been with Timberline for three years and before that worked as Web Manager for the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, where he managed sites doing $46 million a year in e-commerce sales. He is a frequent speaker at Internet Retailer, Shop.org and other industry events and is the author of the book Web 2.0 and Beyond: Understanding the New Online Business Models, Trends, and Technologies.”Today, businesses need to take advantage of every online revenue source: paid search, SEO, email and more. But their success also depends on the features and flexibility of their e-commerce platforms,” says Funk. “This deal brings together two leading e-commerce companies who can now offer both pieces: the online marketing services to drive traffic and the online store technology to convert it to sales.””CommerceV3 meets even complex customer requirements straight out of the box,” says Deb Brisson, Timberline’s VP of Software Development. “And when we need to go further, we utilize TI Commerce.” TI Commerce is an entirely customizable commerce platform built using the Microsoft .NET programming environment. “With CV3 and TI Commerce, we have more technical flexibility than any other provider in the industry, period.””This is big news in multi-channel and direct marketing circles,” says Scott Weaver of Atlanta-based Colinear Systems, a software firm specializing in order management software for large retailers. “Anybody who has searched for products on Google and shopped online has probably encountered the work of these two firms without knowing it. They’re the folks behind the scenes who make finding products and ordering online a smooth and easy process. This is a great opportunity for their existing customers as well as any merchants who want to thrive on the web.”About Timberline InteractiveTimberline Interactive is a leading online marketing and development company specializing in e-commerce solutions for direct marketers and catalogers. They are experts in all aspects of online marketing, including search engine optimization (SEO), paid search campaign management, e-mail campaign management and site usability optimization. Timberline’s clients include Wine of the Month Club, Dinn Trophies, Lake Champlain Chocolates, American Meadows, Terry Precision Bicycles and others.About CommerceV3CommerceV3 (CV3) is a web-based system that allows users to create, populate, customize, maintain and track e-commerce storefronts. It makes selling online as easy as possible, without sacrificing real power. Designed from the ground up for direct-mail merchants, CV3 is PCI-compliant and features integration with order management packages as well as tools to customize pages, drive traffic, manage online inventory availability, process orders, and track revenue. CommerceV3 powers hundreds of storefronts for merchants across the U.S. and Canada.Source: Timberline. Middlebury, VT, USA – September 10, 2009 – ###last_img read more

Dubai solar bid ties record low at 2.4 cents/kWh

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has announced that Phase IV of its 5 GW Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum Solar Park, originally planned to deploy 700 MW of CSP capacity, will now also include a PV section of 250 MW.The power utility also said that the PPA it awarded to Saudi energy giant, ACWA Power for the construction of the 950 MW plant has now been amended and that the price for the sale of electricity from the new PV section has been set at $0.024/kWh. This price equals the lowest price ever recorded for a large-scale solar project in the Emirates – $0.0242/kWh – which was offered in March 2017 by the joint venture of Jinko Solar and Marubeni for a 1.17 GW solar project in Abu Dhabi.The previous lowest price in Dubai was that of Phase III of the Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum Solar Park, which is planned to have a capacity of 800 MW and is currently being developed by a consortium formed by Masdar, the Abu Dhabi-based developer of renewable energy, Spain-based GranSolar and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), which is a unit of the Saudi Arabian firm, Abdul Latif Jameel. In May 2016, the consortium offered a tariff of $0.029/kWh, at the time the world’s lowest solar bid ever recorded.As for the 700 MW CSP section of Phase IV, ACWA and DEWA had agreed a price of $0.073/kWh. It will consist of a 600 MW parabolic basin complex and a 100 MW solar tower. “The project will have the world’s tallest solar tower at 260 metres, and the largest thermal energy storage capacity in the world of 15 hours, which allows for energy generation round the clock,” DEWA stressed in its statement.For the huge solar complex, DEWA has recently announced plans to include a hydrogen plant and a storage facility, while also issuing a tender to seek IPP advisory services for Phase V of the project.More: Dubai: Tariff for large-scale PV hits new low at $0.024/kWh Dubai solar bid ties record low at 2.4 cents/kWhlast_img read more

Enhance profitability in your credit card portfolio

first_img continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Do your members who own small businesses use the business credit cards you issue, or are they still stuck on consumer cards?Do you have a plan to “graduate” members from starter cards to traditional products?Have you re-evaluated members’ credit limits on your cards within the past year?If you answered no to any of those questions, you’re compromising the profitability of your credit card portfolio, PSCU’s Bradley Wylie says.In an overview of many aspects of card programs at a CUNA Lending Council Conference breakout session, Wylie offered several quick-hit tips that credit unions can implement:last_img read more

Kenya tests Uganda Cranes in countdown to Comoros clash

first_imgCranes’ taskAll Uganda has to do is beat Comoros to advance to their first Nations Cup final since 1978. If Cranes win their final game, they will be one of the two best second placed teams, that make it to Gabon.They set themselves up in this position by stunning Botswana 2-1 in June. 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts GabonOnly four other teams, CAR, Tunisia, Mali (already qualified) and Benin can end up with 13 points, but if CAR and Tunisia get the 13 points, they will deny their 2nd placed teams, as that will leave them at 10 and 12 points respectively.Mali and Benin play each other in the final match, so even if both get 13 points, one will be group leader – leaving Uganda as the second team at 13.Teams that have qualified for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Guinea-Bissau (Group E winners)Morocco (Group F winners)Egypt (Group G winners)Ghana (Group H winners)Algeria (Group J winners)Senegal (Group K winners)Zimbabwe (Group L winners)Cameroon (Group M winners)Mali (Group C  winners or runnersup)Groups in contention for two second best qualification placesGroup A  Liberia      5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia      5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo          5 2 2 1  6  4  8Djibouti     5 0 0 5  1 19 0Final gamesTunisia vs LiberiaTogo vs DjiboutiGroup BDR Congo     5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R.           5 3 1 1 8  7   10Angola          5 1 1 3 6  7   4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Final gameDR Congs vs CARGroup CMali            5 4 1 0 8 1 13Benin         5 3 2 0 10 5 11S.Sudan     5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea   5 0 1 4 2 6 1Final gamesMali vs BeninGroup DB. Faso       5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda      5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana   5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros     5 1 0 4 2 6 3Final gamesUganda vs ComorosBurkina Faso v BotswanaFULL Africa Cup of Nations standings with one qualification round to goGroup A  Liberia      5 3 1 1 10 4 10Tunisia      5 3 1 1 12 2 10Togo         5 2 2 1  6  4  8Djibouti     5 0 0 5  1 19 0Group B DR Congo   5 4 0 1 12 5 12C.A.R.         5 3 1 1 8  7 10Angola        5 1 1 3 6  7 4Madagascar 5 0 2 3 4 11 2Group CMali     5 4 1 0 8 1 13 – qualifiedBenin    5 3 2 0 10 5 11S.Sudan  5 1 0 4 3 11 3E.Guinea 5 0 1 4 2 6 1Group DB. Faso  5 3 1 1 4 1 10Uganda   5 3 1 1 5 2 10Botswana 5 2 0 3 4 6 6Comoros  5 1 0 4 2 6 3Group EG.Bissau 5 3 1 1 7 6 10 – qualifiedCongo    5 1 3 1 8 7 6Zambia   5 1 3 1 6 6 6Kenya    5 1 1 3 4 6 4Group FMorocco  5 4 1 0 8 1 13 – qualifiedC. Verde 5 3 0 2 11 6 9Libya    5 1 1 3 7 6 4Sao Tome 5 1 0 4 4 17 3Group GEgypt     4 3 1 0 7 1 10 – qualifiedNigeria   3 0 2 1 1 2 2Tanzania  3 0 1 2 0 5 1Note: Chad withdrew after matchday 3 for financial reasonsGroup HGhana      5 4 1 0 13 2 13 – qualifiedRwanda     5 2 0 3 8 5 6Mauritius  5 2 0 3 3 14 6Mozambique 5 1 1 3 4 7 4Group II.Coast  3 1 2 0 2 1 5S.Leone  3 1 1 1 1 1 4Sudan    4 1 1 2 2 3 4Group JAlgeria    5 4 1 0 19 5 13 – qualifiedEthiopia   5 2 2 1  9 13 8Seychelles 5 1 1 3  4 9 4Lesotho    5 1 0 4  5 10 3Group KSenegal 5 5 0 0 11 2 15 – qualifiedBurundi 5 2 0 3 7 9 6Namibia 5 2 0 3 5 7 6Niger   5 1 0 4 2 7 3Group LZimbabwe  5 3 2 0 11 3 11 – qualifiedSwaziland 5 2 2 1 6 8 8Guinea    5 1 2 3 4 5 5Malawi    5 0 2 3 4 9 2Group MCameroon   5 3 2 0 5 2 11 – qualifiedMauritania 5 2 1 2 5 4 7S. Africa  5 1 3 1 7 5 6Gambia     5 0 2 3 1 7 2Note: 13 group winners and best two runners-up from 11 four-team groups qualify for 2017 Cup of Nations with hosts Gabon.Share on: WhatsApp The Kenyan team arrives for Tuesday’s friendly against Uganda Cranes. PHOTOS FUFAInternational friendlyUganda vs Kenya – Tuesday 4 p.mAFCON 2017 qualifierUganda vs Comoros – Sunday 5 p.mThe countdown proper to the make-or-break African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Comoros starts today with a friendly against Uganda’s bogey side Kenya.On form or not, no team gives Uganda as much headache as Kenya and explains why soccer governing body FUFA went for this final test. Harambee Stars visit with the setting similar to what it was in 2011, with Uganda needing a win of any kind to make it to the 2012 African Cup of Nations. Uganda could only manage a goalless draw then, as they again threw away a golden chance to make it to the Nations Cup finals for the first time since 1978.A lot has changed since, including the fact that in has come a new coach Micho Milutin Sredejevoic, who seems to have got his calculations right this time.Key in the run to this final game was a crucial away win in Botswana, putting Uganda for the 3rd time in qualifying tournaments in the past decade, seeking a win at home to secure a place.The Kenyans will be led in this friendly by their Tottenham Spurs star, Victor Wanyama. Micho last week named named the side that will take on Comoros. The side includes Belgium based Farouk Miya and star South African based goalkeeper Dennis Onyango. Goalkeepers:Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Salim Jamal Magoola (El Merriekh, Sudan), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA, Uganda), Ismail Watenga (Vipers, Uganda)Defenders:Nicholas Wadada (Vipers, Uganda), Joseph Nsubuga (SC Villa, Uganda), Bevis Mugabi (Yoevil Town, UK), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda , Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA, Uganda), Rashid ‘Mertasacker’ Toha (Onduparaka, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Godfrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya)Midfielders:Khalid Aucho (Baroka, South Africa), Tonny Mawejje (Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, Iceland), Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (Than Quảng Ninh, Vietnam), Moses Oloya (Kuban Kransndor, Russia), Kezironi Kizito (Vipers, Uganda), Ivan Ntege (KCCA, Uganda), William Luwagga Kizito (Feirense, Portgual), Vincent Kayizzi Walugembe (KCCA, Uganda), Abdulmalick Vitalis Tabu (Sports Club Villa Jogoo, Uganda)Strikers:Geofrey Massa (Baroka, South Africa), Farouk Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium), Yunus Sentamu (F.C Ilves, Finnland), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA, Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (Proline, Uganda), Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka, Uganda), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers, Uganda)last_img read more