Howard Hall plans to seesaw for 24 hours with Totter for Water

first_imgHoward Hall’s annual 24 hour teeter-totter event begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday and will last until 4 p.m. on Friday. Each year, the women of Howard Hall choose to donate the funds to a need somewhere around the world related to clean water access. Howard Hall residents will occupy the teeter-totter for 24 hours in 30 minute shifts, but other students and Notre Dame community members are encouraged to ride the teeter-totter with a suggested donation of $1. Planning for this event started as soon the chairs arrived to campus this fall. The co-chairs this year are junior Veronica Kalwajtys, who will ride the teeter-totter at 4 a.m. Friday morning, and sophomore Emily Eagle, who will ride the teeter-totter at 6 p.m. Thursday. Courtesy of Veronica Kalwajtys Residents of Howard Hall paint signs to prepare for Totter for Water.This year’s Totter for Water proceeds will go to a Holy Cross school in Plaisance, Haiti.“This year we picked [the school in Plaisance, Haiti] because of the Notre Dame — Holy Cross connection,” Kalwajtys said. Kalwajtys and Eagle said that the proceeds will go towards two present issues at the school in Plaisance: access to clean water and cleaner bathroom facilities. “The school there has some problems of cholera because of the lack of clean bathrooms and other sanitation facilities, so they really need that to prevent cholera. And then most of the kids don’t have access to clean water,” Kalwajtys said. Eagle said the event went to support a worthy cause.“It’s such great cause, when you think about people not having access to water,” she said.Free food will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday and 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday. Students can also purchase succulents for $6 and paint the pots at the totter event, Kalwajtys and Eagle said. Donations can be made in cash, Domer Dollars and online via the Congregation for the Holy Cross website. In years past, Howard Hall has aimed to raise $3 thousand to $5 thousand through Totter for Water. This year, however, the goal is $25 thousand because of a new initiative, Tats for Totter, by Howard Hall president, junior Gracie O’Connell, who will ride the teeter-totter from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. “If Howard Hall reaches $25 thousand in donations, five out of the seven [members of] hall staff will get Howard Hall-related lip tattoos,” O’Connell said. O’Connell herself sports a “GOAT” lip tattoo because Howard Hall is the greatest of all time, she said. She also confirmed the rector of Howard Hall, Amanda Springstead, is one of such five hall staff that will get a lip tattoo if donations exceed $25 thousand. “It’s a big reach, but it’s for such an important cause,” O’Connell said. In addition to a fun event for students, and the prospect of hall staff getting lip tattoos, the overall purpose of Totter for Water is to raise awareness in the Notre Dame community of the lack of clean water in many places and to hopefully make a monetary contribution, Eagle said. Kalwajtys and Eagle also said that Father Pete McCormick, the director of Campus Ministry, will ride the teeter-totter at 8 p.m. on Thursday.Tags: charity, Charity Fundraiser, Howard Hall, totter for waterlast_img read more

Achmea Investment Management embarks on expansion drive

first_imgThe recently established €100bn asset manager Achmea Investment Management has launched a recruitment drive to attract 35 new staff to expand the company.Achmea IM, which now has 200 employees, is aiming to become one of the three largest asset managers in the Netherlands, according to Rogier Krens, director of asset management.In its campaign, the manager describes itself as “a €100bn start-up that has set up a kick-start project”.“We have opted for this approach,” Krens said, “because we consider ourselves a new company.” Last year, Achmea IM was created through the merger of Syntrus Achmea Asset Management, Achmea’s retail asset management branch and the department that manages assets on behalf of the insurer.Achmea IM established its head office in Zeist as the role of asset management within the company has increased.Krens said it anticipated significant growth through its general pension fund (APF), run by insurer Centraal Beheer, part of the Achmea Group.He added that Achmea IM also expected to receive more mandates from the insurer, having already been granted mandates for the management of government bonds and the selection of external asset managers.Krens said Achmea IM sought to attract asset managers and new expertise with its launch campaign.“We are new,” he said. “We do new things and have an open culture, and we think this will be a breath of fresh air for people in more hierarchical companies.”At present, Achmea IM has seven vacancies for positions in credit, high yield and business development, it said.last_img read more

GVC places ‘sports & community’ at the forefront of new responsibility drive

first_img Submit Related Articles StumbleUpon GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020 Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Share Share Further to announcing its new social responsibility commitments, FTSE100 betting group GVC Holdings today launches its new ‘Community Programme’, focusing on increasing funding to UK sports and social initiatives.Launched at a Parliamentary reception attended by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, GVC governance outlined the key objectives of its Community Programme working alongside charity SportsAid.Moving forward, the FTSE enterprise seeks to increase financial aid to aspiring athletes, sports grassroots initiatives and further support community health and social funds.Updating stakeholders, GVC governance has established the following directives for its new Community Programme:A three-year partnership with SportsAid, which will deliver funding for 50 aspiring Olympians across the UKThe establishment of an independent Community Fund, with £2 million of seed funding run and administered by the UK Community Foundation. This will deliver small-scale grants to local good causes who promote grassroots sports and tackle men’s health issues.This is in addition to the existing Ladbrokes Coral Trust, a successful pro-bono colleague volunteering scheme and funding for a number of responsible gambling charities including Gamble Aware and GamCare.Developing the Community Programme, GVC partners with SportsAid a charity which supports UK athletes from all social backgrounds achieve their sporting ambitions.Operating since 1976, SportsAid is recognised as one of the UK’s most successful charities, with almost two-thirds of Team GB at London 2012 were both former and current recipients of SportsAid’s support.Tim Lawler – SportsAidTim Lawler, CEO of SportsAid backs GVC’s support and commitment: “SportsAid’s primary purpose is to support talented young sports people and GVC will help us to do that. A major challenge for us though is to raise awareness of the charity and we feel, with this long-term commitment from GVC that many more people will get to know and hear about SportsAid.“It’s an important time for British sport and SportsAid is well-placed to make a positive contribution. Support such as this from GVC, along with their aim to champion women in sport and disability sport, in particular, enables SportsAid to continue making a real difference to the next generation of athletes.”Furthermore, GVC’s multi-million-pound Community Fund will allow the betting group to support long-term, sustainable, local good causes that help tackle a range of issues, including men’s health, grassroots sport, women in sport and disability sport.last_img read more


first_imgCongratulations to our senior men’s road relay team who took a bronze medal in the National Championship’s in Raheny at the weekend.The team consisted of Darren McBrearty, Paddy Brennan, Ciaran Doherty and Danny Mooney. The team were just pipped for second place by Joe Sweeney who posted the fastest two mile time of the day on the last leg.We also had a ‘B’ team at the race and consisted of Garvin Walker, Christy Johnston, Darren King and James McFadden.This weekend its all systems go for the Easter 3 k run.  The race begins at 11.15 from the LYIT and entries will be taken from 10am at Aura Leisure Centre.The following weekend is the North West 10k and organisers are appealing to as many people as possible to enter online. They can do this by going to the North West 10k website.LAC NOTES: TEAM TAKES BRONZE was last modified: April 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Letterkenny Athletic Clublast_img read more

Liverpool v Man City: Preview and confirmed teams as Lovren and Henderson start

first_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 2 revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Most Popular Premier League News Manchester City, meanwhile, have yet to taste defeat this season and have the same top-flight record as the Reds – six wins and one draw from their seven matches.Jurgen Klopp’s side do have an incredible record against Pep Guardiola’s side since he came to the Premier League, losing just once and winning four, out of the six encounters across two seasons.But can the Spaniard right the wrongs and extend Liverpool’s winless run? Vincent Kompany (Manchester City): “In these kind of games you need a lot of things to come together – you need a little bit of luck, a good performance, you need to be clinical and defend well, and that goes for both teams.“But it’s too close, I think, to actually make any big statements. That’s what makes this game so interesting.”Team news:Liverpool have named Dejan Lovren in their starting XI – the Croatian’s first Premier League start of the season. He replaces Trent Alexander-Arnold. Jordan Henderson also comes into the side, with Naby Keita dropping to the bench.Manchester City have made four changes from their midweek Champions League victory over Hoffenheim. John Stones, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Riyad Mahrez all start, while Vincent Kompany is on the bench.Confirmed XIs:Liverpool team: Alisson, Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Henderson, Mane, Salah, Firmino. Subs: Mignolet, Fabinho, Keita, Sturridge, Shaqiri, Matip, Alexander-Arnold.Manchester City team: Ederson; Walker, Mendy, Otamendi, Laporte; Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane. Subs: Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Sané, Otamendi, Jesus, Foden. Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte in action against Liverpool star Sadio Mane. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED predicted The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 tense silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? What are the managers and players saying?Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “You have to be ready, you need a fantastic football team – which I  have, thank God – with an outstanding character, ready for being brave, ready for making mistakes against an outstanding opponent. That’s it and then it can work, that’s all we need to know. But I said it before, always someone is telling me, ‘Good luck for Sunday’, and I think always, unfortunately, we need it. How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion whoops SORRY changes The Premier League’s top two clash at Anfield on Sunday in one of the most eagerly-anticipated games of the season.Liverpool have failed to win any of their last three fixtures, having lost to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, drawn with the same opponents in the league, and then lost to Napoli in the Champions League. 2 gameday cracker latest Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp in coaches his side in the Champions League against Napoli. last_img read more