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Alumni choose paths in service

first_imgFor many college seniors, there seem to be only two options for life after graduation: getting a job or continuing education. However there exists a third option, postgraduate service, especially popular for University of Notre Dame students. 2011 alumna Catherine Scallen is currently a recruitment associate for Catholic Volunteer Network. Catholic Volunteer Network is an organization of service programs that “fosters and promotes full-time national and international service opportunities for people of all backgrounds, ages and skills,” according to the organization’s website. “Catholic Volunteer Network supports and enhances the work of its membership by providing training and resources, networking opportunities, and national advocacy,” it states in the organization’s mission statement.”The Recruitment Associate position is a six-month program for two students who have just finished postgraduate service,” Scallen said. In this position, Scallen and the other associate travel to different schools around the country and talk about their personal volunteering experiences. “We’re essentially road-warriors,” she said. For a year after graduation, Scallen worked with Good Shepherd Volunteers as a marketing assistant at HandCrafting Justice, an organization dedicated to economic justice and fair trade products. At the end of her year of service, Scallen began looking for “real” job options, she said. “The service year is a very intense immersion experience, but I didn’t feel that I was done processing my experience and no jobs stood out to me,” Scallen said. Scallen said she likes the mission-oriented nature of the job at the Catholic Volunteer Network, as well as getting to work with service program directors and coordinators. “I love getting to spend more time with these people, who are so unique”, she said.   Scallen, who studied Spanish and American Studies, says her involvement in many of the Center for Social Concerns programs as an undergraduate encouraged her to pursue postgraduate service opportunities. “I did a Summer Service Learning Program between my freshman and sophomore years, and it got me hooked,” she said. “I did an Urban Plunge, and between my junior and senior years I interned at a nonprofit in Minnesota.” To students considering postgraduate service, Scallen said she highly recommends getting involved as an undergraduate, utilizing the Notre Dame alumni network and doing research. Contact Catherine Owers at cowers@nd.edulast_img read more

Crews respond to house fire on Arthur Avenue in Endicott

first_img—– Dispatchers tell 12 News the Endiott Fire Department and the Broome County Sheriff’s Office are on scene. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Emergency crews are responding to a building at 307 Arthur Ave. in Endicott. Smoke can be seen emitting from the residence. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — Emergency ces have blocked off parts of Arthur Avenue as the fire department works to put out the flames. Fire officials have not told 12 News if anyone was inside the home, but we’ve learned that no one was injured. 6:01 P.M. UPDATE: 12 News has a crew at the location. This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further information.last_img

In 2018, 47% of the Croatian population went on private multi-day trips

first_imgTotal expenditures for business trips last year amounted to HRK 3,66 billion, of which HRK 875 million related to business trips in Croatia and HRK 2,79 billion abroad. The average number of overnight stays on business trips is 4,8, of which 3,5 in Croatia and 5,9 overnight stays per business trip abroad. In 2018, the population of Croatia aged 15 and over made 5,9 million one-day trips, of which 4,9 million (82,5%) were private and 1,0 million (17,5%) business. The most common motives for going on a private multi-day trip are a vacation at sea (1,4 million trips or 31,2%) and a visit to relatives and friends (1,3 million trips or 30,6%). In 2018, 1,7 million people or 46,5% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over were on at least one private multi-day trip. On private multi-day trips, the population of Croatia aged 15 and over realized a total of 24,7 million overnight stays, of which 16,1 million overnight stays (65,0%) were realized in Croatia, and 8,7 million (35,0%) on trips abroad. An average of 5,7 overnight stays per trip. The average number of overnight stays in Croatia was 5,8, and 5,6 overnight stays abroad. According to the type of accommodation, the highest number of overnight stays was realized in non-commercial accommodation facilities (16,2 million overnight stays or 65,6%), of which 9,9 million overnight stays were with relatives and friends, and 6,0 million with own holiday homes overnight stays. Total expenditures on private multi-day trips amounted to HRK 8,7 billion, of which HRK 3,9 billion (44,7%) in Croatia and HRK 4,8 billion (55,3%) abroad. The average expenditure per private multi-day trip amounted to HRK 2. Most nights spent in non-commercial accommodation 5,9 million day trips made In 2018, 1,9 million or 53,5% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over did not travel on private multi-day trips. The most common reasons for not going on private multi-day trips (possibility of multiple answers) were: lack of financial resources (51,0%), health reasons (28,4%) and lack of free time due to family obligations (17,7%). In 2018, 8% of the Croatian population went on business multi-day trips In 2018, there were 299 thousand people or 8,2% of the Croatian population aged 15 and over on at least one business multi-day trip. A total of 923 thousand was realized business travel, of which 424 thousand trips (45,9%) were in Croatia and 499 thousand (54,1%) abroad. A total of 4,3 million private multi-day trips were made, of which 2,8 million (64,0%) were in Croatia and 1,6 million (36,0%) abroad. Most people traveled abroad to Bosnia and Herzegovina (21,7%), Germany (13,3%), Slovenia (9,6%), Italy (9,2%) and Austria (7,9%), according to the data. Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). In 2018, 53% of the Croatian population did not travel, mostly for financial reasons The average expenditure per trip was 2.000 kunalast_img read more

Lucas Torreira unhappy with Arsenal manager Unai Emery, confirms agent

first_img Comment Lucas Torreira nearly joined Napoli from Sampdoria instead of Arsenal in the summer of 2018 (Picture: Getty)‘It must be said that this year the whole team is not doing well. But I believe Arsenal wants to keep him.’Torreira came close to Napoli in the summer of 2018 but the the Serie A club were gazumped by Arsenal’s £26million offers.Napoli, along with Milan, are monitoring Torreira’s situation carefully ahead of the January window with a view to making an offer that could tempt Arsenal into selling.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It is true, Napoli wanted him, but there was economic distance between their offer and Arsenal’s,’ Bentacur added.‘Carlo Ancelotti personally tried to take him to Naples and if talks with Arsenal had broken down, he would’ve gone to Napoli. However Arsenal was his choice, English football was more suited to his skills.”‘Torreira felt bad about missing out on the move to Naples. Why? Because he is Uruguayan, and because he wants to close his career at Boca Juniors, and Napoli is very similar in atmosphere to Boca.’Has Unai Emery wasted Lucas Torreira? Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Dani Ceballos boosts Arsenal’s hopes of securing permanent transferMORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes major swipe at Unai Emery and accuses Arsenal boss of wasting him Unai Emery has changed Lucas Torreira’s role at Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira is unhappy with Unai Emery for changing his role in the Arsenal side, according to the Uruguay international’s agent.The former Sampadoria impressed last season and his combative style helped establish him as a firm favourite with his new fans.Torreira won man of the match awards against Liverpool and Tottenham when deployed at the base of midfield with Arsenal finally appearing to have found the defensive screen they had been lacking for so long.Emery, however, was reported to have wanted former Stoke City star Steven Nzonzi ahead of Torreira and this season has stationed the 23-year-old in a more attacking position, much to the player’s dismay.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Anything is possible in football,’ his agent Raffaele Bentancur told Radio Marte. ‘Torreira is happy at Arsenal, although the change in role has not made him happy. Lucas Torreira unhappy with Arsenal manager Unai Emery, confirms agent Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 Nov 2019 10:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShareslast_img read more

Russian roundup: contribution moratorium, system changes, consolidation

first_imgOne of the drivers for preserving the system is the growing role of NSPFs in corporate and long-term infrastructure investment as access to international financing dries up.This has since been overtaken by more pressing economic events.This year, Russia’s oil-dependent economy slid into its first recession since 2009, with a further contraction forecast for 2016.The government is currently drafting the 2016 Budget, which projects a deficit of RUB2,184bn (€31bn), equivalent to 2.8% of GDP.The 2016 moratorium would contribute around RUB344bn towards the PFR’s RUB576bn deficit, with the budget plugging the remainder.The Budget has to be approved by the Russian legislature and president Vladimir Putin.Financial industry opponents of the freeze, such as the banking, securities and depositary associations, have already sent letters to Putin expressing their concerns.Vedomosti previously cited Bank of Russia governor Elvira Nabiullina as opposing the extension.Separately, Sergey Svetzov, first deputy chairman of Bank of Russia, announced yesterday at a conference in New York that the central bank was looking to develop a revised pension system that would be unveiled in November.The Bank of Russia had reportedly asked the World Bank for advice in devising an alternative three-pillar system that would be less costly.Svetzov questioned whether some of the existing pension funds would be able to continue generating profits for their shareholders, given that the ongoing moratoriums undermined their original business model of regular incomes, and whether they should instead consider consolidating.Consolidation has been one of the recent trends in the Russian pensions market, with increasing numbers of funds becoming part of larger conglomerates.The O1 Group, founded by financier Boris Mints, has bought up StalFond, Telecom-Soyuz and Blagosostoyaniye (Welfare), since renamed Budushcheye (Future).The latter will be merged with StalFond in 2016.The B&N Group is planning to merge its five NSPFs (European Pension Fund, Raiffeisen, Regionfond, Doveriye and Obrazovanie i Nauka) into a single platform called “Safmar”.In September, in the first transaction of its type, the European Pension Fund won the auction held by Russia’s Deposit Insurance Agency to take over the assets of the Podolsky NSPF, which went bankrupt in 2013.Contraction of the NSPF market is also being propelled by the central bank’s continuing crackdown on rogue pension funds.Since September, it has cancelled the licences of two NSPFs and imposed a six-month ban on some activities of a third. Russia looks set to extend the moratorium on pensions contributions to the second pillar for a third year, with the monies once again being diverted to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation (PFR), the first pillar.The decision, as reported by Russian news agencies, was announced on 7 October by PFR head Anton Drozdov following a meeting of Russia’s social and labour relations tripartite commission.The news confirms reports at the end of September by the Russian daily Vedomosti that prime minister Dmitry Medvedev had approved the freeze on diverting 6% of wages to non-state pension funds (NSPFs), first introduced in 2014, into 2016.The decision marks a U-turn for the government following April’s announcement by Medvedev that the contributions moratorium would be lifted in 2016.last_img read more

Wisconsin DNR: Superior Restoration Plans on Display

first_imgThe Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comments through June 2 on a proposed project for the Piping Plover habitat restoration. According to DNR’s release, this restoration program is set to improve habitat along about 1,700 feet of St. Louis River shoreline near Superior, Wisconsin, in an area owned by the Wisconsin DNR.The project, which is intended to support re-colonization, will incorporate the use of dredged sand from the Duluth-Superior Federal Navigation Channel to improve habitat for the birds consisting of not only the shoreline, but eight acres of foraging and nesting habitat as well.The project is funded by the EPA and designed and constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in conjunction with the Wisconsin DNR.Construction is anticipated to take place during summer and fall 2019.Last week, DNR hosted an informational session and provided feedback on the project at the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve.[mappress mapid=”25120″]last_img read more

Expletive-riddled rant raises $2million for Haiti.

first_img Share Share 46 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share NewsRegional Expletive-riddled rant raises $2million for Haiti. by: – May 25, 2012 Sean Penn in ripping form at prestigious Cannes fundraiser. (File photo:, France, Friday May 25, 2012 – Sean Penn’s passionate pursuit of alleviating the misery in post-earthquake Haiti is well documented, as is his disappointment with the well-heeled who don’t donate generously, and the publicity-hungry who fly to the stricken nation merely for a photo-op.But at the recent Giorgio Armani-bankrolled “Haiti: Carnival in Cannes” fundraiser, which the Oscar-winning star co-hosted with Paul Haggis and Petra Nemcova, Penn really let rip.It was unquestionably the most lavish party in Cannes, with tickets priced at a staggering US$7,500 each, and a gaggle of glitterazzi garbed in designer suits and gowns and dripping with a king’s ransom of bling.But Penn, unfazed by the prestigious tone of the gala, turned the air blue with some not-so-carefully chosen words during a speech on behalf of his Haitian Relief Organisation.The actor, whose work in Haiti earned him the Nobel laureates’ 2012 Peace Summit Award last month, riveted celebrity guests with an expletive-riddled appeal for funds, which he later confessed was delivered “under the influence of vodka.”Penn, 51, made a rambling delivery right from the start, praising fellow Haiti fund raiser Paul Haggis, “even though he was a Canadian whose parents included a man, a woman and a tree.”“F*** ’em if people say you’re just writing a cheque, but you’re making a change,” he added.Penn went on to say that that Haiti should be helped because it was just an hour away from “the richest f***ing country in the world.”The “Milk” star may have had one or two drinks too many, but he was impassioned about supporting the people of Haiti, although he disclosed that people had to “fight the f*** out of politics” to get things done.The rant continued when he demanded that guests bid for auction items.“I want you to stay here and listen to the auction and beat the s*** out of each other to purchase them,” he ordered.Browbeating guests “to pay the f*** up,” he was also quoted as saying: “They tell you not to give them fish, but to teach them how to fish.  Well there are no f***ing fish.”None of the guests were reportedly offended by the tirade, which had many a celeb in fits of laughter. Some said his spicy language gave the evening some electricity.The gala’s auctioneer, Christie’s international director Hugh Edmeades, commented with a touch of British understatement: “He’s very passionate about Haiti, isn’t he?”Earlier, before the vodka had taken its toll, Penn said that 450,000 people were still homeless in Haiti. “But at least that’s down from 1.8 million homeless. Enormous progress has been made with rebuilding the country’s infrastructure, but people are living in tents on dirt floors without water, and cholera is spiking.”But he added that Haitians were “full of hope” and that schools were being built, and that one of the most exciting sights was watching children preparing to head off to school.Penn also called on President Barak Obama to do “whatever he can to help Haiti get back on its feet.”The gala raised some US$2million including hundreds of thousands of dollars raised by auctioning items such as going backstage to meet Bono, and special sporting packages for the London Olympics.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

US Paralympics Cycling announce 26-strong team for 2020 season

first_img Loading… “This year is going to be big for us, and we have a great roster heading into the 2020 season,” said Ian Lawless, US Paralympics Cycling head. “We have great mix of Paralympians, Paralympic hopefuls and a few reigning world champions, and we’re especially excited for this season since we’re under a year fromthe Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.” The season is due to begin with the International Cycling Union Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton in Canada, scheduled from January 30 to February 2. Various events will then take place throughout the year in preparation for Tokyo 2020, including a stop in Indiana at the Fort Wayne Para-Cycling Open in April. Read Also:Musa Redeems N4M Pledge for Victorious Olympic Eagles The US Paralympic Team Trials will be held from June 25 to 28, where the athletes who will represent Team USA at Tokyo 2020 will be named. The upcoming Paralympics are set to take place from August 25 to September 6. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 United States Paralympics Cycling announced their 26-strong team for the 2020 season, with the roster boasting five reigning world champions. Shawn Morelli, two-time Paralympic gold medallist and current back-to-back road race world champion, headlines the team. He is joined by four-time Paralympic medallist Joe Berenyi, who will aim to retain his track time trial world title this season. Aaron Keith and Alicia Dana, respective world champions in the men and women’s road time trial events, were also named on the team. Ryan Boyle is the fifth world champion on the roster, having topped the podium in the men’s T2 road race at last year’s Para-cycling Road World Championships. Tom Davis, Will Groulx and Brandon Lyons return to the national team after earning a silver medal in the team relay at the same competition.Advertisement Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Champions League final: UEFA plans for final on 29 August

first_imgUEFA is working on plans that would see the Champions League final end the 2019-20 season on 29 August. European football’s governing body will meet on 23 April for more discussions about how to complete a campaign which has been disrupted by coronavirus. It is likely one decision will be to agree that leagues could finish early, although only with Uefa’s approval. But the idea is still to finish the season as a whole at the end of August, with all outstanding games played. That would mean the Champions League final taking place in Istanbul on 29 August, with the Europa League final in Gdansk three days earlier.Advertisement Two scenarios for getting to that situation are under consideration. The first is to play the quarter-finals and semi-finals as two-legged matches as normal, in July and August. The second would be for the games to be played as one-off fixtures after the end of the domestic seasons, potentially condensing the end of the competition into a week-long mini-tournament. Four of the eight Champions League quarter-finalists are already known, with Manchester City’s high-profile encounter with Real Madrid one of the ties still to be concluded. read also:Champions League final: UEFA plans for final on 29 August In the Europa League, scheduling is more complicated because all eight last-16 second-leg ties are still to be played, with two matches, involving Spanish and Italian teams, yet to play the first legs. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 TV Characters Meant To Be IconicEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Lil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too Soon11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Loading… last_img read more

Attempt to flee police comes up short in Brookville for wanted Ohio man

first_imgBrookville, In. — A tip to Indiana State Police resulted in the arrest of a wanted Ohio man in Brookville Tuesday night.A report from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says police began to look for Caleb Ludwick in a gold Cadillac traveling west on I-74 in Dearborn County around 11 p.m. Police found the car exiting the interstate onto U.S. 52.After stopping for police, Ludwick fled on U.S. 52 toward Brookville. Ludwick lost control when he turned onto Fairfield Avenue and struck two parked cars. He was apprehended after attempting to flee the scene.Ludiwck will now face charges in Franklin County before being transported to Hamilton County.last_img