Notre Dame to hold second annual ND Day

first_imgObserver File Photo Notre Dame students, faculty and guests celebrate ND Day 2014 in the LaFortune Student Center. This year is the event’s second year.The campaign also includes voting for how a ‘Challenge Fund’ of $1 million will be distributed to hundreds of clubs, academic departments, teams, dorms and other “areas of interest” listed on the Notre Dame Day website.By donating $10 through the website or by phone or text, donors receive five votes, which they can direct to any of the listed entities. After the campaign ends, each organization will receive a piece of the Challenge Fund proportional to the number of votes it received.For example, Wall said if 10,000 donations are made, as he anticipates, an organization will win roughly $20 for each individual vote it receives, though the exact amount will vary based on how many donations come in.Wall said donors have to give $10 to be able to vote, and while they can give more if they choose, a gift of any size still garners only five votes, and each subsequent gift of $10 or more gets one additional vote. Wall said the purpose of these limits is to make sure everyone has the power to direct the Challenge Fund regardless of how much they are able to donate.“There are so many people that love Notre Dame, and all of them do not have the capacity to make those large gifts,” he said. “So through this million-dollar challenge fund, we’re putting a generational and income-level equity among all Notre Dame people, everyone in the community — faculty, staff, alums, people who just love the University.”As a result, some organizations stand to receive hundreds or thousands of dollars through the Challenge Fund voting. Wall said Knott Hall, for example, garnered eight percent of the vote for last year’s $250,000 Challenge Fund, allowing the hall to create a new weight room.While there are some limits on how the money can be used and each organization will not actually receive the money for another six weeks or so, Wall said participating organizations will generally be able to spend the money they raise as they see fit.“It’s meant to be on a large-scale mission of improvement,” Wall said. “[For example,] if Cavanaugh raised $10,000 through Notre Dame Day —[that’s] one percent of the vote — the idea isn’t to have pizza every night in Cavanaugh. That’s not what the money is used for. It should be to improve the long-term health of the residents, both physically and communally. It could mean that you take 20 girls to Costa Rica for a service project, but it also could mean new couches.”Several anonymous families donated the million dollars for the Challenge Fund in advance, Wall said. As is the case with normal financial gifts, donors who give $10 to participate in the voting can say where they want that money to be allocated: academics, financial aid, mission and service, student life, athletics, any other indicated organization or to “greatest need,” which Wall said can be used for any emergency expense but usually ends up in the financial aid fund.Students can also participate in a tug-of-war tournament Monday at 3 p.m., where dorms will compete for a $4,000 first prize, Wall said. Meanwhile, a social media lounge with food in the LaFortune Student Center will be available all day.Wall said planning for Notre Dame Day required custom-building a mechanism for taking and displaying Challenge Fund votes, working out how to distribute the funds and approve how they are used and explaining to clubs and other campus entities how the campaign works. A committee of senior University administrators guided the process.“It’s been really fun to work with a lot of the clubs who are really into this,” he said. “They go out, and they’re just promoting to anybody in their listservs and social media.”The goal, Wall said, is both to celebrate Notre Dame and to support it.“The Notre Dame family loves what Notre Dame students do in the classroom, on the athletic fields, in their clubs and in their residence halls,” he said.  “This is the way that we can help all of these groups that want to raise money, raise money.”Tags: Aaron Wall, Challenge Fund, Notre Dame Day Starting Sunday, the University will hold its second annual Notre Dame Day, a 29-hour fundraising campaign that includes a live broadcast, a tug-of-war tournament, a social media lounge, the unveiling of The Shirt and the distribution of $1 million to more than 780 Notre Dame-affiliated organizations.The campaign will begin at 6:42 p.m. Sunday and end at midnight April 27.  For the entire day, there will be a broadcast streaming on the Notre Dame Day website, featuring student organizations, current students, alumni, faculty and other notable figures such as ESPN’s Cris Collinsworth, former pro football player Brady Quinn and author Nicholas Sparks, who will talk about their experience with Notre Dame and encourage people to donate. The broadcast will also feature remote interviews and performances around campus, Notre Dame Day program director Aaron Wall said.last_img read more

The first Porsche destination station for charging electric cars in Croatia installed in the Esplanade

first_imgA Porsche destination station for electric vehicles with the help of an 11 kW charger takes a few hours to fully charge the car. The Type 2 model located within the Esplanade Hotel offers the possibility of charging all European hybrid and electric vehicles, which gives it additional importance due to the numerous brands of vehicles that can be charged there.  There are currently 49 Porsche charging stations in Europe in 12 different countries. After the installation of this first station in Porsche Center Zagreb, they believe that given the growing number of existing hybrid vehicles in the Republic of Croatia and the rapidly growing trend of advanced hybrid technology, the installation of many other charging stations throughout Croatia can be expected soon.   RELATED NEWS: This service proves once again that the Esplanade is at the very top of the hotel, which, following the latest trends in the luxury services market, strives to exceed the expectations of its guests and offer a different experience of staying., said Ivica Max Krizmanić, General Manager of the Esplanade Hotel, adding: “To support our guests who strive to live sustainably, and have a Porsche or some other brand of hybrid or electric vehicle with a European connector, we decided to set up a charging station within the hotel – free of charge for our guests. Practice has shown that guests react enthusiastically to such innovations, and the introduction of new trends in the provision of luxury services is a way of doing business that we are especially proud of. Since we have already installed Tesla destination chargers, we hope that soon only ‘green’ tin pets will be in our parking lot.’said Max Krizmanic.center_img TESLA CAR OWNERS IN ESPLANADE CAN CHARGE THEIR ELECTRIC VEHICLE FOR FREE After being the first in the region to install destination chargers for the Esplanade a few years ago Tesla electric vehicles, the hotel through its vision of sustainable business has achieved a new cooperation with the car company Porsche and thus became the first location in Croatia that offers its guests, owners of Porsche vehicles, as well as all others who have vehicles with standard European connector, the possibility of free charging via Porsche destination stations.last_img read more

Lakers defeat Bulls behind Josh Hart’s scoring and Moe Wagner’s rebounding

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers only 31.6 percent (25 of 79), but had only eight turnovers.The Bulls shot 30.4 percent (21 of 69) and had 18 turnovers.“I don’t really worry about the offense,” Lakers coach Miles Simon said. “It’ll come. We’re a very unselfish team. The ball was hopping around the court. … We’re getting good shots every time because we’re not handing the ball to the other team.”Simon said he wasn’t concerned about Wagner’s lack of shooting touch.“He was affecting shots at the rim, kind of a general out there, kind of quarterbacking the paint,” Simon said, referring to Wagner’s defensive play. “He was rebounding. He was all over the floor. He seems to end up on the floor about 10 times a game. It’s kind of fun to see. Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it LAS VEGAS — Josh Hart scored 13 of his 19 points in the second quarter, leading the Lakers to a 69-60 victory over the Chicago Bulls in an NBA Summer League game late Sunday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. Hart made 5 of 15 shots, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range.He also had six rebounds and three assists.Svi Mykhailiuk added 15 points on 6-for-12 shooting and Nick King scored all of his 12 points in the fourth quarter for the Lakers (2-0). First-round draft pick Moe Wagner scored eight points on only 4-for-15 shooting and grabbed a team-leading 14 rebounds.Matt Williams Jr. led Chicago (1-1) with 12 points in a reserve role. Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” center_img Related Articles Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever “His passion, his energy, is what fuels our team because he’s always smiling.”The Lakers are off Monday before facing the New York Knicks on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Center. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Phil Mickelson discusses weight loss, denies any loss of power

first_img“I feel like a chick in that regard. I don’t like to share,” Mickelson told reporters.But he did hint that he weighs about what he did during his college days at Arizona State.“Ultimately we all need to be accountable for our own health, and I haven’t done a great job of that throughout my career. I wish I had done better. It’s not too late. I’m getting after it now,” Mickelson said. “I’m going to continue to make it a lifestyle change. I’m going to continue to eat better, eat less, work out more, just stay committed to it.“The weight loss won’t be as drastic or quick, but I would anticipate over the next one to two years I would continue to tick down a little bit.” Phil Mickelson is feeling himself these days.Speaking Wednesday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas ahead of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the slimmed down 49-year-old golfer shied away from revealing just how much weight he’s lost in recent months. Even though he’s smaller, Mickelson doesn’t feel like he’s weakened.“When I first lost 25, 30 pounds I ended up not being as strong, but I’ve been in the gym now for the last quite a few weeks. The amount that I lift is now significantly more than it was before,” he said when asked about any power outage. “So, no. The answer is no.”Mickelson tees off at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at 10:10 a.m. ET Thursday.last_img read more