ACE Night exposes students to post-graduate program

first_imgAfter graduation, some Notre Dame students decide to start their professional careers back in the classroom. However, in this capacity they serve on the other side of the desk — as teachers.Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Teaching Fellows have served in one out of every four Catholic schools in the United States since the program was founded in 1993, according to the program’s website. ACE Night, which will be held Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. in Remick Commons in the ACE Building, will offer students an opportunity to learn about the program, Kevin Fitzsimmons, ACE’s associate program director, said.“ACE Night is a chance for Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross students to experience the passionate, vibrant community of the ACE program,”  Fitzsimmons said in an email. “Students have the chance to learn important information about the program as well as hear former ACE teachers speak on the benefits of their experiences in ACE. Through both of these, we hope that undergraduates can learn more about what it means to be in ACE.”The event will feature speakers including ACE’s founder, Fr. Tim Scully, and ACE graduates who are now working in the local area. There will also be a video that will showcase various perspectives on ACE. Free Chick-fil-A will be served.Fitzsimmons said he recommends students attend to see the ACE community in action.“I think there are a lot more ways to learn about ACE — through the website, through information packets or even through conversations with different people associated with the program,” he said. “There are very few ways, though, to get to experience the vibrant community of ACE and the impact it has on our ACErs, and all of us here working for the program. ACE Night is one great way to see these intangible qualities that make ACE a truly transformative experience.”The ACE program is a two-year commitment. Teaching Fellows participate in two summers of classes on campus and two years of teaching in an underserved Catholic school somewhere in the United States. Once they have completed the program, the Teaching Fellows receive a master’s degree in education. Fitzsimmons said teachers develop in three key pillars: professional teaching, community and spirituality.“Our mission is to strengthen, sustain and transform Catholic schools by preparing strong, passionate teachers for our students who need them,” he said.Senior Katie Wiedenhoft, who has committed to be an ACE Teaching Fellow after she graduates, said in an email she identifies strongly with the three pillars.“Growing up in a family of teachers, I was always fascinated by how vital caring teachers are to making an impact in students’ lives,” she said. “My dad is a high school social studies teacher (which is what I want to teach), and watching his process of continually learning and bringing the things he learns into the classroom is really something I wish to bring to my classroom.”Wiedenhoft said she first attended ACE Night when an older teammate from the rowing team invited her.“[I]t was after hearing the stories of former ACErs that I started considering ACE as an option for me,” she said. “ … I have attended ACE Night since my freshman year, so this year it will be fun to be on the other side of it.”Senior Emily Okawara, who will also be participating in ACE next year, said in an email she also enjoyed ACE Night when she attended.“[T]here was one reflection that really clicked,” she said. “ACE Night is so fun and really encompasses the joy that ACE brings.”Okawara also said she is especially appreciative of the sense of community that exists within ACE.“Many of my favorite professors and people on campus have been graduates of or involved in ACE,” she said. “I personally loved the aspects of living in intentional Christian community and having ACE pastoral support throughout the year. … Not only is ACE a community in your own cohort, with the staff and pastoral team, and with ACErs in the past, but the community stretches far and wide to students, schools and neighborhoods across the nation.”Fitzsimmons said he believes the mission of ACE and Notre Dame are closely aligned.“Our teachers have the opportunity to make God known, loved and served through the enterprise of teaching in Catholic schools,” he said. “Notre Dame students, with their strong work ethic and academic ability, as well as their passion for serving others, are the types of people we’d like to see serving the nation’s Catholic schools.”Students of all backgrounds and majors can be considered for the ACE program.“The application process in itself is a great discernment tool,” Okawara said.Fitzsimmons said any student who has considered service after graduation should consider ACE.“We have applicants come into ACE with all different motivations and graduates who leave in many different directions as well,” he said.Tags: ACE, ACE Night, Post-graduate servicelast_img read more

United Kingdom: Sniffer Dogs Find Hidden Money

first_img A money sniffer dog that works for the United Kingdom Border Agency at Gatwick Airport, London’s second largest airport, detects money on passengers and their luggage. In 2011, dogs used to fight smuggling and the movement of drug money around U.K.’s airports and ports sniffed out nearly 10 million pounds (almost $16 million) of hidden cash. Of the detector dogs used by the border force, 19 are specially trained currency detector dogs that routinely check passengers and cargo. The Associated Press By Dialogo April 01, 2012last_img read more

Where Clinton, Trump invest their money

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With the second debate now over, ThinkAdvisor looks at Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s portfolios, which reveal that their investment strategies are as divergent as their policy plans, according to financial disclosures filed with the Federal Election Commission.Trump holds a jumbo conglomeration of stocks, mutual funds, ETFs and risky hedge fund investments. Clinton, in contrast, has the majority of her eggs in one basket: the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, and in cash. This is a far cry from speculating in cattle futures, which she dabbled in as a young lawyer 30-plus years ago.ThinkAdvisor interviewed Daniel Auble, senior researcher at the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit organization that tracks money in U.S. politics and how it influences elections. Auble has analyzed both Clinton’s and Trump’s most recent disclosures, covering Jan. 1, 2015, through mid-May 2016, which they filed in May.Presidential candidates are required to submit financial disclosures—which do not include income tax returns—mainly to detect potential conflicts of interest if they were elected. continue reading »last_img read more

Goldman highlights vaccine approval stock plays as more good news boosts markets

first_img“We expect vaccine approval and distribution will serve as a catalyst for the trade and will drive positive EPS revisions in many of the hardest-hit industries and most virus exposed companies,” Kostin said in a note.The Pfizer vaccine development sparked a market rotation into value stocks and out of growth names last week, and the shift is slated to accelerate on Monday with Moderna’s news. Investors piled into companies that would benefit from an economic comeback next year while dumping high-flying technology shares which held up during the pandemic.Goldman screened the S&P 500 for companies whose earnings estimates still significantly lag their pre-pandemic levels. The bank believes these names could see a drastic rebound in profit expectations and have the potential to lead the market gains. – Advertisement – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today a purposed plan to convert dormitories and a hotel into temporary hospital rooms like the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.Justin Heiman | Getty Images (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.)More positive news on the vaccine front is set to send stocks higher on Monday, especially names tied to an economic reopening. For investors looking to ride the big vaccine-driven rally, Goldman Sachs has a basket of deep value stocks poised to benefit the most.David Kostin, the bank’s chief U.S. equity strategy, advised clients to own tactical positions in value stocks amid the promising vaccine news. Moderna said Monday preliminary trial data showed its coronavirus vaccine was more than 94% effective, following Pfizer’s announcement last week saying its vaccine candidate is over 90% successful in preventing the virus.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Prime office rents falling across Europe

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Odion Ighalo reveals class message from Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu after Manchester United move

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Apr 2020 4:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.3kShares Odion Ighalo reveals class message from Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu after Manchester United move Advertisement Commentcenter_img FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirus 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.Ighalo’s good form could see United try and make his loan move permanent, and the striker has revealed that Kanu gave him some useful advice that helped him seize his opportunity.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He sent me a congratulations message when I signed for Man United and he just advised me to keep working hard,’ Ighalo said on a Periscope live chat with Juliet Bawuah.‘He said I’m going to surprise so many people that didn’t give me the benefit of the doubt of coming into that team.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘He said that he saw me doing well there, but I should work hard and believe in myself – don’t let talk from other people distract me. So it’s a good one.’Speaking about the pressures of playing for a club like United, Ighalo continued: ‘Manchester United is a big club, there will always be pressure to do well. The Nigerian football legend had some important words of advice (Pictures: Getty)Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has revealed that he received a message of support from Nigerian football icon Nwankwo Kanu after he made his loan move to Old Trafford.Ighalo’s loan from Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on deadline day in January was dubbed a ‘panic buy’ by many critics, though the former Watford forward made an instant impact.The 30-year-old bagged four goals in all competitions before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, including a stunning strike in the Europa League against LASK. Ighalo was brought in to provide cover and competition and did exactly that (Picture: Getty)‘They want to win every game, they want to contest for every title, they want to do well and especially we want to end this season in the first four to qualify for the Champions League.‘Trying to win the Europa League, the FA Cup is there. So you feel that little bit of pressure, “this game we have to win”.’Ighalo’s loan stay at Old Trafford is due to expire at the end of May and Shanghai are believed to be playing hardball over renewal talks, insisting that United will need to pay around £15million to keep the forward.MORE: Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo explains why he preferred Ruud van Nistelrooy over Robin van PersieMORE: Odion Ighalo plays down his bust-up with Troy Deeney during Watford’s defeat at Manchester UnitedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Real Estate: FNQ regions compared for investment returns

first_img Australia’s hottest house MORE NEWS Couple paid $3.2M for property to demolishWin a $4.2M beach house Tablelands homes enjoyed a 10.5 per cent growth in equity in the last 12 monthsFar North homebuyers considering a change of scenery are already looking to Cairns’ outer suburbs, but for those who don’t mind highway cruising, here is how real estate in the regional local government areas stacks up. A common indicator of a strong real estate market is a region’s capital growth, and among the four main local government areas outside Cairns — Douglas, Mareeba, Tablelands and Cassowary Coast — there is one clear winner, according to data. In the past 12 months, property prices rose by 15.3 per cent in the Cassowary Coast, where 278 houses sold at a median price of $275,000. Houses in this region tended to stay on the market for an average of 291 days, while ­investors collected a median rent of $315 at a 5.96 per cent yield rate. At Tablelands, homeowners also enjoyed gains in equity with a 10.5 per cent price rise to a median of $335,000 after 252 houses sold. Investors were slightly worse off than the Cassowary Coast with a median rent of $350, yielding at 5.42 per cent. Nearby, Mareeba homeowners suffered a -2 per cent change with 188 houses selling at a median price of $357,000. However, those in the rental game enjoyed median ­returns of $375 at 5.45 per cent. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe Douglas Shire reported no change in median price in the past 12 months after 121 houses were sold in the region at a median of $480,000. However, the popular holiday and tourist destination saw the bulk of its activity through the sales of units. In the past 12 months, the median price of units rose 15.4 per cent to $285,000 after 157 were sold. Investors in Douglas Shire units were well off, collecting a median rent of $330 at 6.02 per cent. The closest area for unit competition was the Cassowary Coast, where only 44 units sold but a 27.4 per cent change in median price occurred, and landlords collected $248 in rent at 6.16 per cent. As a comparison, Cairns reported a 1.2 per cent increase in median price from 2052 house sales over the past year. The median price was $420,000, and the median rent was $440 at 5.45 per cent.last_img read more

‘Shabu’ worth P50-K seized in buy-bust

first_imgBACOLOD CITY – Suspected shabu weighing about four grams valued at around P50,000 was confiscated in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Singcang-Airport. An antidrug officer inspects items recovered from Jovy Treyes. Treyes was nabbed after he sold a sachet of suspected shabu to a poseur-buyer in an entrapment operation in Barangay Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City. POLICE STATION 8/ BCPO Treyes was caught after he allegedly sold a sachet of shabu to an undercover officer for P200 around 10 p.m. on Saturday. The 36-year-old Jovy Treyes of Barangay Taculing yielded the suspected illegal drugs, police said. The suspect was detained in the custodial facility of Silay City police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Man caught ‘stealing’ gas range

first_imgBACOLOD City – For allegedly stealing agas range, a man was nabbed in Barangay Zone 12-A, Talisay City, NegrosOccidental. The suspect was identified as residentRommel Lobrido, a police report showed. The suspect was detained in the lockup cellof the Talisay City police station, facing theft charges./PN Lobrido’s arrest came after the47-year-old resident Allen Yandog reported to the police that his gas rangeworth P35,000 was missing. According to police investigation, Yandogcaught Lobrido in the act carting away the gas range around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 26,the report added.last_img read more

Why I accepted Super Eagles job despite pay cut — Rohr

first_imgGernot Rohr has explained that the current global economic meltdown forced him accept pay cut in his new contract as the Super Eagles coach.Rohr’s current contract runs out at the end of June and both parties are keen to continue their working relationship, which started in 2016. “I never talk about my contract in public, as you know,” he told ESPN. “But I heard like everybody what was said by President [Amaju] Pinnick, that I have to accept to be paid in naira, and I have to be resident in Nigeria.“I agree to these two things, and even I agree to have a lower salary.“I am not doing my job for money.“I am doing my job because I like it.“Because we have built a team like you know, and money is not the most important. “But I also have to look after my assistants.“I accept because I think that my mission in Nigeria is not finished yet, and I know very well my players.“I know very well the officials.“We are now just like a family, and I think it is good to continue, especially in this period now where it is difficult to change, to travel, to see new people.”Rohr’s answer to the proposal goes with amendments, and he awaits the response of the Nigeria Football Federation to it. While he waits, the 66-year-old said he has two job offers he has not replied to, pending the final draft of his Nigeria contract.He said: “If the answer I give with some little changes in my contract is positive, I will continue.“If not, I have to see what they give me because I have still the requests from two other federations.“I received it – they are waiting for my answer – but I will take my time to give the NFF to make the final draft before I answer them.”RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians With football activities ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fifa has been helping federations and clubs with their financial support, donating $150 million as the first step of a relief plan to help member associations.Rohr, on his part, confirmed slashing his salary for three months as support for the NFF during this period.“Of course, everybody at the moment has an obligation to understand that there are no matches,” he said.“Clubs and federations have problems with money, even if they have assistance from Fifa or Uefa, but everybody has to be ready to make sacrifices.“So I already told NFF that in the months from April to June, we are agreed to cut our salaries, which is also a sign of solidarity.”Tags: CoachCOVID-19Gernot RohrGlobal EconomySalary cutSuper Eagleslast_img read more