first_imgThe Observer took home more than two dozen awards from the 2015 Indiana Collegiate Scholastic Press Association (ICPA) awards ceremony this weekend in Indianapolis, including second place in the Division I Newspaper of the Year category and third place in the Best Overall Design category.The News department, led by former News Editor and current Assistant Managing Editor Lesley Stevenson, took home first place for Best Continuous Coverage of the Campus Crossroads project, third place in the Best News or Feature Series category for the coverage of Mental Illness Awareness Week and third place for Best In-Depth Story for former Editor-in-Chief Ann Marie Jakubowski, former Assistant Managing Editors Isaac Lorton and Samantha Zuba and senior sports writer Mike Monaco’s coverage of the Academic Dishonesty Investigation earlier this school year. Additionally, the news staff won second place in the Best Special Issue category for the Mid-year Marks student government Insider, and the staff as a whole won first place in the Best Themed Issue Category for the 2014 Commencement issue.Sports writer Mike Ginocchio won third place for the Best Sports Feature Story with his story “Hegarty recovers from stroke, becomes starter.” The Sports staff, led by former Sports Editor and current Assistant Managing Editor Mary Green, won third place in the Best Pullout/Wrap Section category for Aug. 29 Irish Insider.The Observer Editorial Board won third place for Best Staff Editorial for its Oct. 3 Viewpoint “A Call for a Clear Honor Code.”Six Scene writers won awards over the weekend in a variety of categories. Jimmy Kemper won third place for Best Entertainment Story with “Why Taylor Swift’s Spotify power move is the worst.” Matt McMahon and Caelin Miltko won in the Best Review category; McMahon took first with “St. Vincent: Queen of New pop,” while Miltko took second with “‘Six Characters in Search of an Author’ blurs line between art and life.”Miko Malabute and Scene Editor Erin McAuliffe won in the Best Entertainment Column category, McAuliffe won second for “Envisioning Wes Anderson’s Theme Park” while Malabute won third for his piece “To cancel or commend Colbert?” Marc Drake won second for Best News or Feature Series for “Scene in South Bend.”The Graphics department won second and third for Best Special Issue/Section Front Cover for the Irish Insiders on Sept. 5, which was created by former Photo Editor and current Assistant Managing Editor Wei Lin and former Graphics Editor Keri O’Mara, and Oct. 17, which was created by Online Editor Michael Yu and O’Mara, respectively. O’Mara and former Scene Editor Allie Tollaksen won third place in the Best Informational Graphic category for their “Notre Dame Style Guide.”The Photo department, led by Lin, earned three awards, including first place in the Best Sports Photo category for former Assistant Managing Editor Kevin Song’s “Corey Robinson: The Catch.” Photographer and news writer Emily McConville won third in the same category for “Redfield Comforts McDaniel,” and former Photo Editor Grant Tobin earned third place in the Best Feature Photo category for “Sad Muffet.”Song won second place for Best Overall Website design for ndsmcobserver.com, which was launched last January. Song and Yu won third place for Best Special Presentation for the Commencement 2014 feature website, while Multimedia Editor Brian Lach won second place in the Best Video category for “Shamrock Series: Indianapolis.”Tags: Awards, ICPAlast_img read more

first_imgUK auto-enrolment pension provider NEST has expanded the scope of its “sidecar” savings project, introduced last year to explore how to improve the financial resilience of UK workers.Two more employers – Yusen Logistics and the University of Glasgow – have signed up to offer an emergency savings option to their employees, alongside high street services chain Timpsons, which was announced as the first company to run the project in November last year.Presenting the sidecar savings project at an event hosted by NEST’s Insight research department this week, head of research and innovation Jo Phillips said more employers were interested in joining the trial.The trial went live this month, with staff at the three companies offered the ability to save into an emergency savings pot using contributions from their monthly wages, on an opt-in basis. The savings “jars”, as NEST has branded them, have been framed as emergency savings accounts, but no restrictions have been placed on how the money can be spent or how accessible it is. Timpsons was the first employer to sign up to NEST’s sidecar savings trialStaff can set how much they would like to save each month and an overall “target” for the emergency savings pot. Any contributions paid after this level is reached will be automatically redirected into the individual’s NEST pension account.The trial would run for two years, Phillips said.The Money and Pensions Service, which helped fund the project, said there were six areas that the trial was designed to explore, namely:How much individuals were prepared to save;Whether they maintained a regular saving amount;What effects were observed on individuals’ financial resilience;Whether savers were “on a trajectory to save more for retirement”;Whether the emergency savings had effects on financial and non-financial wellbeing; andWho benefited most from the trial and why.Salary Finance is providing the payroll technology that will monitor contribution levels and switch from the savings pot to the pension account and vice versa. Yorkshire Building Society has provided the bank accounts.last_img read more

first_img Published on December 12, 2015 at 10:17 pm Related Stories Dougherty: Michael Gbinije, thriving or not, is tailor made for Syracuse Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Sam Blum (6-3)Syracuse 82, St. John’s 69New York’s College TeamThat’s always the question, isn’t it? Whose state is it? Last year it belonged to the Johnnies, but this isn’t the same Red Storm team. Syracuse reasserts itself in its home away from home in front of a partisan Orange crowd.Jesse Dougherty (6-3)Syracuse 77, St. John’s 55Driving through the stormSt. John’s has a lot of young talent, but it’s knee-deep in a rebuilding process and lost to Fordham (Fordham!) by 16 points on Dec. 2. The Red Storm also gave up 93 points in a win over Chaminade. St. John’s’ most recent result is a 48-44 win over a Niagara team that lost to Vermont by 18, Youngstown State by 18 … You get the point. Syracuse shouldn’t allow the Red Storm to even sniff a win in Madison Square Garden on Sunday, and anything less than a lopsided win would be disappointing for the Orange.Matt Schneidman (6-3)Syracuse 71, St. John’s 60Bright lightsAdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor Syracuse’s standout freshmen, Madison Square Garden is the biggest stage they’ll have played on yet. The Red Storm have had a less-than-stellar beginning to the season and Malachi Richardson and Tyler Lydon, two players who struggled in Syracuse’s back-to-back losses but got back on track against Colgate, will lead the Orange to a convincing victory. MSG is the platform for jumping up another peg as Syracuse tries to climb back into the Top 25. Commentslast_img read more