Notre Dame prepares for day of service in South Bend community

first_imgTags: back the bend, Community Service, Robinson Center Over 300 Domers are preparing to spend a day breaking out of the Notre Dame bubble.On Saturday, students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and Holy Cross College will serve in 17 volunteer sites across South Bend. Back the Bend, an effort between student government and South Bend community partners, will allow students to get away from their college campuses and engage with the surrounding South Bend community. Courtesy of Fritz Schemel Students participate in Back the Bend last year, painting murals at the Robinson Community Learning Center.The tri-campus community, along with volunteers from other local colleges, will devote four hours on Saturday to planting trees, spreading mulch, painting murals and completing several other projects across South Bend. Aaron Benavides, sophomore and the director of faith and service for student government, said the service day allows students to bridge Notre Dame to the surrounding South Bend neighborhoods.Editor’s Note: Benavides is a former News Writer for The Observer.“One of the really unique missions that Back the Bend has had since the beginning has been the whole idea of connecting students with the South Bend community,” Benavides said. “Oftentimes, we feel like we live within these walls at Notre Dame. We never really get out of our bubble.”Benavides said over 315 volunteers have already signed up for Back the Bend, and he expects over 350 students to participate in the service projects.Fritz Schemel, the director of community outreach and engagement for Notre Dame Student Government, said he is excited for his second outing with Back the Bend. Last April, Schemel participated in the “Keep the Lead Away” project, an effort to spread mulch and prevent lead exposure at homes in the Near Northwest Neighborhood of South Bend. This year, Schemel is leading a group of students from Dunne Hall in the same project.“Something that I find really cool about it is, yes, it’s really great that students are going into the community to engage with these community partners, but I’ve also noticed that dorms or different clubs will come together for service projects,” Schemel said. “They’ll group together, and it’s definitely a bonding event for those people too.”Other projects include planting trees at Fremont Park and painting murals at the Robinson Community Learning Center. Andy Kostielney, the assistant manager at the Robinson Center, said he has worked to foster the relationship between the Robinson Center and student volunteers.“One of the things we do in the community is we’re a bridge between the University and the Northeast Neighborhood,” Kostielney said. “It’s great to see students go out and get to see parts of South Bend that they might not have seen before.”To plan 17 volunteer projects, Benavides and Schemel worked with several community partners across South Bend. The student government representatives met with their partners on Friday mornings at the Robinson Center.“I hadn’t heard a lot about these other community partners before, and so getting to interact with them and getting exposed to them and learning about their missions has been really informative for me, and I hope students will be able to get that out of Back the Bend as well,” Benavides said.The day of service begins with registration at 9 a.m. at Irish Green, across from Eddy Street. Student volunteers work at their volunteer sites from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Following the day of service, volunteers will gather at the Robinson Center for a picnic.“People might do service at the Robinson Center or the Center for the Homeless or go work at one of the hospitals, but this is a cool opportunity for people that don’t really have the time to volunteer multiple times a week off campus,” Schemel said. “It provides a platform for people to get involved who haven’t gotten involved in the past.”last_img read more

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Job Days in Tourism this week in Zagreb

first_imgThe Third Days of Jobs in Tourism are being held this year as well, with the aim of ensuring better promotion of catering and tourism occupations and tourism as an attractive sector that provides employment opportunities.   Job Days in Tourism are an opportunity for many employers to present vacancies and connect with unemployed people who can be informed in one place about employment opportunities and career development in the tourism and hospitality sector. SLAVONIANS SHOW GREAT INTEREST IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE TOURISM SECTOR After Osijek, on Friday, January 25, 2019, they will be held in Zagreb at the Zagreb Fair from 11.00:15.00 to XNUMX:XNUMX.center_img After Osijek and Zagreb, the Days of Jobs in Tourism are coming to Split on February 01st. And how the Days of Business in Tourism passed in Osijek, find out in the attachment. last_img read more

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Bakamla drives Chinese coast guard vessel off North Natuna waters

first_img“Bakamla is currently coordinating with the Office of the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister and the Foreign Ministry regarding the matter,” the agency reported through its written statement on Sunday. KN Nipah 321 is one of the patrol ships Bakamla deployed for Operation Cegah Tangkal (Prevent and Repel) over the western maritime zone. The operation started on Sept. 4 and is set to continue until November.“The main purpose of this operation is to guarantee sea security in each prioritized maritime zone,” Bakamla chief Vice Adm. Aan Kurnia said earlier this month as quoted by kompas.com.In 2016, an international tribunal dismissed the nine-dash line as legally baseless. In addition, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) also dismissed China’s nine-dash line and it granted Indonesia sovereign rights to explore and exploit natural resources in its EEZ.Topics : The Indonesian Maritime Security Agency (Bakamla) has driven off a Chinese coast guard vessel that entered Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Natuna Sea near Riau Islands without authorization.The vessel, Chinese coast guard ship 5204, was detected by Bakamla patrol ship KN Nipah 321 through an automatic identification system at around 10:00 a.m. local time on Saturday.According to the agency, the Chinese ship insisted that it had the right to patrol around the so-called nine-dash line – China’s geographic expression in the South China Sea that denotes China’s traditional fishing grounds. One of the nine dashes slices through waters north of the Natuna Islands.last_img read more

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Woman Faces DUI Manslaughter Charge for Striking, Killing Bicyclist in Jupiter

first_imgA woman is facing a manslaughter charge for the weekend death of a bicyclist in Jupiter.According to Jupiter Police, a man was riding his bike on S. U.S. 1 early Sunday, when he was hit and killed by a car traveling on the southbound lanes of the road.Police arrested 32-year-old Janelle Nutting of Riviera Beach and charged her with DUI manslaughter.Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeShe is being held at the main county jail, and is scheduled to make her first appearance in court Monday morning.No other information was available.last_img

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Samsung launches AFCON Fan Zone

first_imgGlobal electronic giants Samsung, official sponsor of CAN 2013 in South Africa has launched its fan zone activation programme ahead of the tourney which is scheduled to kick off come Saturday January 19 2013 at the iconic Soccer City in Soweto.The short but colourful ceremony took place at the premises of the Silver Bird Lounge at the Accra Mall in Accra.The fan Zone would see the electronic giants putting up screens at vantage points in Accra and Kumasi for the football crazy fans to follow the progress of their teams at the biennial competition.Head of Business, Ghana, of the electronics Company Vishwas Saxena opined that Samsung was proud to once again partner Africa’s biggest football event.“Samsung is proud to partner this massive African showpiece event and realizes the passion that football brings to the doorsteps of fans the world over. Samsung thus sees this as an ideal way of engaging the fans while encouraging participation in the festivities. At Samsung, we hope it elevates the atmosphere surrounding the tournament.”Marketing Manager in charge of consumer Electronics, Richard Nunekpeku added that Samsung as a brand believes in Africa and developing products for African consumers and also believe that football is a massive platform to demonstrate this passion. Four local consumers also stand the opportunity of winning tickets to see Chelsea games live at the Stamford Bridge after the tournament in South Africa. The Company also intends to bring in coaches from the English Giants to train local kids to harness their football talents.Ghana will take on two-time champions, DR Congo come Sunday 20th January at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth before taking on Mali and Niger respectively.last_img read more

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