A number of Notre Dame students spent their summers not sitting by the pool but serving around the country in the Summer Service Learning Program (SSLP) through the Center for Social Concerns (CSC). The SSLP program assigns students to “multiple agencies across the United States, reaching out in multiple ways to people in need,” according to the CSC website. Sophomore Will Raaf said he worked with the homeless during his SSLP experience at the Hesed House in Aurora, Ill. “During the day, [the other volunteers and I] moved the entire homeless shelter across the street to accommodate shelter renovations that were in progress,” Raaf said. “At night, we spoke with the guests, served them food and prepared them for bed.” As he volunteered close to his hometown, Raaf said the SSLP experience was transformative for him. “I grew restless as a result of my SSLP experience,” he said. “After experiencing poverty in an area only 20 minutes from my home, my eyes were opened to the immediacy of poverty.” Part of Raaf’s work was to assist with programs for resident development at the Hesed House, a resource center and shelter dedicated to ending homelessness, sponsored programs for resident development. “I participated in a morning running club three times a week [with the residents of the Hesed House],” Raaf said. “The opportunity to do so was a pleasant surprise that extended the SSLP experience in an impactful way.” Sophomore Holly O’Hara said she assisted women and children in a variety of ways throughout her two-month stint at the Shalom House in Harrisburg, Pa. “I worked as a summer intern, so I worked on whatever the daily manager needed done on a specific day,” O’Hara said. “On one occasion, I painted a fence around the house, and on another day I escorted the children who were living in the house to the park to play.” O’Hara said shared meals allowed her to cultivate relationships with the women she lived with at the Shalom House. “Every night [at the Shalom House,] a different woman takes a turn in making dinner for everyone living within the household,” she said. “Dinners were a great opportunity to get to know everyone.” O’Hara said her time with the women and children at the Shalom House shaped her future plans. “This school year I will apply for the spring mission trip to Appalachia and also try to volunteer at the Center for the Homeless once a week,” she said. “I am also planning on applying for an [International Summer Service Learning Program (ISSLP)] for next summer in Nepal.” Sophomore Peter Hall said interaction with volunteers and residents within the service location was a large part of his SSLP experience at De La Salle Middle School in St. Louis,iMo. “I lived in an on-site house called the Claver House, which housed a group of people who lived together and whose goal is to grow in their faith while they do work in the community,” he said. “After sharing a house with seven people, I developed close friendships with everyone in the household.” Hall said his volunteer experience broadened his worldview. “I have much more awareness of the social problems within the United States after my work with middle school students in St. Louis,” he said. “It forced me out of my bubble.” Hall said he would highly encourage any Notre Dame student to apply for an SSLP or ISSLP for next summer. “My SSLP was a fantastic experience, and I believe that anyone else at Notre Dame who is considering applying for the program definitely should,” he said. “It was one of the best experiences of my life.”
ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with the top three of our favorite things from the week.Mentioned this week:Growth in the digital era requires bold leadershipby SAMANTHA PAXSON, CO-OP FINANCIAL SERVICESHow often do you engage with all of the different companies you do business with from your phone? I’ll bet you do it all-day long. With the advent of the smartphone, we have all become empowered consumers, aggregating all of the different things we need to do in our financial life into a suite of apps on our mobile phones. (read more)An easy way your credit union can help veteransby ANTHONY HERNANDEZ, DEFENSE CREDIT UNION COUNCILServing those who serve our country is a deep commitment to proudly serve our nation’s military, veterans, and their families. It is a commitment every credit union in the United States shares as military members are included in virtually all fields of membership. (read more)It’s Better to Avoid a Toxic Employee than Hire a Superstarby NICOLE TORRES, HBRSuperstar employees are the obsession of the corporate world. They’re highly sought after, given the most attention and the best opportunities, generously rewarded, and expressly reassured after setbacks. (read more)
The pool has a water feature. This is the ultimate ensuite.Mrs Kassolos said they also ensured all of the bedrooms were oversized to allow room for a desk as the children grew.Her favourite room of the house, however, was the kitchen.“It’s the hub of the house,” she said. “I can entertain there — the bench is nearly 4.5m.“I’m always prepping food on there or having people sit there.“It flows to outside as well and it is a good entertainment home.” The kitchen, living and dining all link to the alfresco dining area.The couple dived in headfirst and worked with local architect John Contoleon to design a large two-level family home for the 31 Spent St address at Mount Gravatt East.Mrs Kassolos said her husband was a builder and they wanted to stay away from the current Hamptons trend, creating something ultra-modern instead. The walk-in wardrobe is a dream come true. The house at 31 Spence St, Mount Gravatt East, is for sale.WORKING with a partner on a project as big as building a house is not for the faint of heart.Yet Jessie and Michael Kassolos pulled off their first build together — and they certainly did not start small. The black kitchen is offset with white benches and timber features.“We wanted something different for the local area,” Mrs Kassolos said.“It’s dark outside and fresh inside with whites, the timber and the black kitchen.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoWith two children, it was essential that the house worked well for a family.“We sat down together and I said I want a house that flows easily and is going to be kid friendly.“I like the fact the toy room slash media room is near the kitchen and I can see out to the pool area and outside so I can still see them if they are running around.” Watch the kids in the pool from the alfresco dining area.Mrs Kassolos said she also loved the master suite, which ran the whole length of the house and almost half the width.The ensuite has a long vanity with dual sinks, and there is a double shower as well as a bath.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45
The Dirt Knights Tour is at Buena Vista Raceway for the $2,000 to win Al Ritts Memorial race, another Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier, on Wednesday, July 24. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. at Alta with 6:45 p.m. hot laps preceding racing. Hancock County is the only track of the four on the tour schedule this week that he’d raced at previously. Brown was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner and Cody Nielsen paced the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Ninth starting Colby Fett was first to the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers. Gustin passed travel partner and race-long leader Hibdon on the 26th circuit, then led the last five laps to take the $1,500 checkers ahead of the youngster from Nevada, Jeremy Mills, Kyle Brown and Travis Hatcher. Hibdon had started from the pole, Gustin from inside row two. Hibdon turned the fastest lap of the night the first time around the oval. He was one of four Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region drivers to start the main event. The front pair were five seconds ahead of their nearest pursuit by lap 10. Gustin used the middle line to take the lead in traffic and pulled away for his tour career-leading 11th win. Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, he matched the record of three consecutive victories set last year by Ricky Thornton Jr. BRITT, Iowa (July 23) – Richie Gustin equaled an Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour record with his third straight victory Tuesday at Hancock County Speedway. “I look at the race results and the guys I raced with, and to be able to finish ahead of them was awesome,” said Hibdon, in his first full season in the division. “It’s been pretty fun. I’ve been able to learn a lot from these guys and get a lot of laps in. It was good experience running in lapped traffic and having to make quick decisions.” The fourth and final tour event of the week is the $1,500 to win show Thursday, July 25 at Kossuth County Speedway in Algona. Kollin Hibdon, meanwhile, turned heads with his runner-up finish in the IMCA Modified headliner at Britt. Hibdon, who turns 16 late next month and got his driver’s permit shortly before coming to Iowa this summer, had mid-pack finishes to show for the first two Dirt Knights events of the season. Both events will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Feature results – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev.; 3. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 4. Kyle Brown, Madrid; 5. Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek; 6. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 7. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 8. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha; 9. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 10. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 11. Austin Wolf, Algona; 12. Derrick Stewart, Ainsworth; 13. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz.; 14. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 15. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 16. J.J. Wise, Garner; 17. Aaron Benson, Clear Lake; 18. D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif.; 19. Al Hejna, Clear Lake; 20. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 21. Alan Bohlman, Cambridge, Minn.; 22. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 23. Nick Meyer, Whittemore; 24. Brock Bauman, Eureka, Ill.
Cameroon’s FA (Fecafoot) President Iya Mohammed has been re-elected to the role, despite currently being detained by the country’s authorities.Mohammed was arrested on 10 June in connection with his job as director-general of the country’s state-owned Cotton Development Company.But he still won the much delayed Fecafoot election on Wednesday.In his continuing absence, Fecafoot vice-president Mbombo Njoya will take charge of the organisation.The elections were originally suspended by the government before football’s world governing body Fifa intervened.It threatened to suspend the country from the international game if the government continued to interfere. Representatives of the victorious grouping within Fecafoot said the election had resolved the issue.“What has happened has saved our nation and has protected the image of our football in Cameroon,” deputy vice-president Charles Mbella Moki told the BBC’s Newsday programme.But there may yet be problems for the country, because delegates also voted to reject a deal which had been worked out between Fecafoot and the Cameroon government to resolve the row between them.Fifa had overseen the talks, but Fecafoot delegates unanimously voted against the proposals.It is also expected that Mohammed’s election could be challenged by the defeated grouping within Fecafoot.
Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNFor hitters, we took a varied approach. With so many options, it was impossible to get pieces of all the games we wanted, and with a whopping 12 lefties scheduled to start tonight, there were more notable splits than usual. Our only mini-stack is with a pair of Cubs out in hitter-friendly Arizona, so perhaps we’re spreading ourselves too thin and should just focus on exploiting one or two favorable matchups. Normally on nights like this, we like to play more focused tournaments as opposed to the main slate, but we’re getting in on the all-night fun with a low-stakes GPP.MORE: Friday’s SP rankings | DFS lineup BuilderDraftKings Lineup Picks: Friday, April 26Picks are for a main-slate DraftKings tournamentsStarting Pitcher: James Paxton, Yankees @ Giants ($9,600). This should be a popular pick, but there are a ton of good SPs available tonight and all but Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom are cheaper than Paxton. We like him because his matchup can’t be beat on paper, as the Giants have the lowest wRC+ against lefties. It doesn’t hurt that Paxton is coming off back-to-back 12-K games where he allowed a combined seven baserunners and zero runs (14 innings). This spot is almost too obvious, but we can’t resist it.Starting Pitcher: Miles Mikolas, Cardinals vs. Reds ($7,400). We’re playing the matchup here, as the Reds are dead last in wRC+ vs. righties and in wRC+ on the road. Mikolas has disappointed this year, but his last start was his best of the season (eight innings, two runs against the Mets). The Reds had some success against him earlier this year in Cincinnati (five innings, eight baserunners, three runs, three Ks), but Mikolas still has the potential for a big outing here. His strikeout ceiling is probably six, but given his price as the No. 19 SP, we took the savings for our offense. Hopefully he’s low-owned.Catcher: Yan Gomes, Nationals vs. Padres ($3,300). There are some weather worries for this one, but expecations are it will be played after a potentially delayed start. Gomes has struggled this year, but we still like to target him against lefties. Even this season he’s hitting .333 with a ridiculous .636 OBP against southpaws (yes, only 11 plate appearances, but still…), and for his career, he has a .279/.334/.470 against lefties. Padres starter Matt Strahm might only face Gomes once or twice, but we’ll hope for the best at this price.MORE: Friday’s Fantasy Alarm DFS PlaybookFirst Base: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers @ White Sox ($3,600). Cabrera is yet to hit a homer this year (he’s due?), but he’s still doing well against lefties, hitting .308 with a .438 OBP against them. We’re hoping the former superstar has more magic in him against Carlos Rodon, as we need the money we’re saving at 1B to apply to some current superstars elsewhere in our lineup. Second Base: Gleyber Torres, Yankees @ Giants ($3,900). Torres is struggling against lefties this year after killing them to the tune of a .576 SLG last season. It feels like only a matter of time before he gets back on track. We don’t like park shift tonight, but it’s worth noting Torres is smashing on the road this year (.302/.340/.582). Either way, we’s great value at this price against Madison Bumgarner, and given the plethora of other options and factors like park/late start, we think Torres will be underowned.Third Base: Jose Ramirez, Indians @ Astros ($4,300). Maybe Ramirez just needed his buddy back? After a miserable first few weeks, Ramirez has picked it up lately, coinciding with the return of Francisco Lindor. Regardless of the reason, he is playing better, and his DK price hasn’t caught back up with his talent. There’s nothing about this matchup with Collin McHugh that screams “Play Ramirez”, but getting a superstar this cheap when it looks like he’s coming out of a slump is something we always look to take advantage of.Shortstop: Javier Baez, Cubs @ Diamondbacks ($5,500). Yes, it’s going to cost you, but getting Baez in a great hitters park against a lefty is worth it. Robbie Ray can generate a lot of swings-and-misses, especially outside of the strike zone, but this year he’s giving up a lot more contact on pitches outside of the zone. We all know Baez is a free-swinger, and if Ray’s pitches aren’t as sharp, Baez can do a lot with them. Yesterday’s big Mariners stack (Marcos Gonzales, Domingo Santana, Edwin Encarnacion, Tim Beckham) carried us above our tournament cash line, though we have to say the most gratifying thing was getting a home run out of Sean Rodriguez, who we used two days in a row. All in all, everyone contributed something last night, so we’ll look to keep it going with our DraftKings lineup picks for Friday’s massive 15-game main slate. We’re actually playing it like a 13-game slate, as weather issues have us scared of the Rays-Red Sox and Brewers-Mets, but there is still no shortage of MLB DFS options, particularly among pitchers (see today’s rankings).Finding two pitchers is the most difficult part on days like this, and we’re taking a somewhat counterintuitive approach (perhaps a costly one). Despite all the big names out there, we’re going with a low-strikeout guy as our No. 2. Obviously, it’s a risk considering there should be a lot of strikeout points tonight, but we love Miles Mikolas’s price for his matchup, and it’s possible we squeeze an extra K or two out of him tonight since the Reds are ninth in K-rate against righthanders. Either way, we think he’ll pitch well and give us a good shot at a win, plus we have a No. 1 (James Paxton) who can do the work of two men in the strikeout department. Outfield: Mike Trout, Angels @ Royals ($5,600). Trout is in a mini-slump, at least by his standards, going 4-for-19 with three runs and no RBIs over his past six games. He’s still taken 10 walks and stolen two bases in that span, so it’s not all bad, but it feels like an offensive explosion is coming soon. What better time than against lefty Danny Duffy, making his first appearance of the season? We’re all-in on the best player in baseball tonight, which is always a good feeling.Outfield: Curtis Granderson, Marlins @ Phillies ($3,500). There’s some rain in the forecast around game time, but early signs point to nothing more than a delayed start. Because we’re paying up so much for Baez and Trout, we need to save money elsewhere, and we’re really feeling it in the outfield (more so with the next pick). Granderson is 38 and hitting .158, so it doesn’t get much less inspiring than this, but he’s in a great hitters park and facing Jerad Eickhoff, who is getting crushed by lefties this year (.417/.533/.667), which lines up with his career numbers (.295/.351/.514). Granderson’s leadoff spot will give him at least a couple shots against Eickhoff, and it won’t take much for him to return value.Outfield: Ben Zobrist, Cubs @ Diamondbacks ($3,300). You didn’t think we could get less inspiring than Granderson, did you? Well, we’re going with another aging leadoff hitter who hasn’t done much this year. The one thing Zobrist is doing well this season is getting on base against lefties (.467 OBP), and he’s always hit better from the right side (.287/.366/.440). If he’s not in the lineup, we’ll go dumpster diving for another cheap OF, but if he is, we’ll take our chances on the park upgrade helping Cubs hitters.