Notre Dame students research Bookstore products

first_imgLast semester, a team of Notre Dame students — sophomore Do Dam Hoang, juniors Maggie Feighery and Joseph Laski and seniors John Nolan and Michelle Kim — chose several items from the bookstore and researched their supply chains, hoping to gain insight into any human trafficking or civil rights violations involved in the production process. The team undertook this consulting project as part of a human trafficking seminar directed by associate director for the Center of Civil and Human Rights, Christine Cervenak.The students conducted research using their client — the Notre Dame Licensing Department — to learn more information about bookstore vendors. The team identified merchandise including a Camelbak water bottle, a Hanes brand sweatshirt, a 47 brand cap, and Balfour class rings.“Using data that’s available on the internet and data that they could get through the Licensing Department and Thomson-Reuters, they were able to investigate predictive risk analysis around companies and countries where items are produced,” Cervenak said. “Their task was to dive into the supply chains of these four products and assess the risk of there being forced labor in the supply chain.”Junior Maggie Feighery said she acted as a source of communication for the team, as she was a social compliance intern with the Licensing Department at the time of the project.“We generated some risk maps for these company supply chains, and all of them showed low risk for trafficking, which is great,” Feighery said. “Notre Dame is a leader among universities in terms of labor standards and being careful about what companies we license.”Cervenak said in investigating these products, the team did find room for improvement in regards to Camelbak water bottles, whose supply chain revealed it doesn’t exhibit best practices in comparison to some of its competitors.“It was an interesting suggestion that Notre Dame might say, “Let’s look at better alternatives” or “Let’s offer better alternatives to consumers,”’’ Cervenak said. “This all comes from an interest in having consumers be more aware of how dirty and clean the supply chain can be.”One of the most important conclusions of the team’s project was that studying supply chains is difficult because there are so few companies that exhibit complete transparency, Feighery said.“The main takeaway was that it is really, really difficult to trace a supply chain beyond the factory level,” Feighery said. “There are very few companies that actually keep track of where their materials are sourced from and even when they get parts of the products like buttons or zippers.”Companies’ lack of transparency was a significant point Cervenak said she wanted her to students to understand.“It was important not only for the students to learn how complicated it is, and what best practices and companies look like, and how rare that is today [but also to understand] the role of consumers and sharing this with the campus community, which they did when they presented their findings at the Higgins Labor Cafe last semester,” she said. Tags: Higgins Labor Cafe, Licensing Department, Thomson-Reuterslast_img read more

Chelsea schedule meeting with former winger set for cut-price return

first_img The 23-year-old has flourished since his permanent switch to Serie A surprise package Sassuolo in 2018, however, notching 10 goals in 50 appearances including seven from 22 in the current campaign. The article states that Chelsea have ‘first refusal’ on Boga’s next move having inserted the clause when selling the player in 2018. With a ‘meeting scheduled’ for later today (Wednesday), the Blues could re-sign their former charge for as little as ‘£15 million.’ Read Also:Chelsea encouraged to push for Napoli striker Mertens Meanwhile, Blues manager Lampard has promoted an up-and-coming member of Chelsea’s youth team into their first team on a permanent basis. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea are plotting to bring back a winger who spent nine years with the club after a recent report revealed a ‘meeting is scheduled’ ahead of a possible £15 million return to Stamford Bridge. Loading… With veteran wingers Willian and Pedro both off out of contract in the summer, as well as centre-forward Olivier Giroud, Frank Lampard is expected to be given the funds to oversee a huge overhaul in the summer. Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech was recently touted as an option the Blues boss could revisit after a failed approach in the winter window, with the Telegraph reporting that the chances of a switch are much higher in the summer than they were in January. Now, British newspaper the Sun have divulged that Sassuolo winger Jeremie Boga could be set to call Stamford Bridge his home once more after just two years away. The French-born Ivory Coast winger spent almost a decade with Chelsea between their youth teams and first team, but made just one senior appearance for the club after spending several years out on loan.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureSurprising Things Women Found Attractive 50 Years AgoLook Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locations6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth Visiting11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

Paddy Power… England & Ireland need a deep chat ahead of Cheltenham

first_imgShare Related Articles Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Submit Paddy Power launches its 2020 Cheltenham Festival advertising campaign, stating that ‘neighbour to neighbour’, Ireland and England ‘need to have a chat’.Moderating proceedings, Paddy Power marketing has recruited the help of Irish acting royalty as Colm Meaney delivers the bookmaker’s urgent message to English sports fans.The Irish bookmakers 2020 Cheltenham Festival (10-13 March) campaign will make its debut tonight, with Paddy Power broadcasting its message across UK networks.Commenting on the campaign spokesman Paddy Power said: “If anyone can air our grievances about the state of the pints served across the water and their complete lack of soda bread in dramatic fashion, it’s Colm.”He continues: “We’re hit and miss when it comes to most sports, but the arrival of Cheltenham marks our time to shine. Horse racing is the one sport we are consistently good at.“This is our World Cup and we’re about to unleash our team of four-legged Zidane’s to win big on their turf. This ad is our battle cry ahead of The Festival, and we intend to leave our hoofprints all over it – with a little help from Mr Meaney.”The 2020 Cheltenham Festival will see Paddy Power continue to sponsor The Prestbury Cup, a much sought over accolade that celebrates the famous and good-natured competition between both nations and is awarded to the country with the most winners at the end of The Festival. Sharelast_img read more