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Project supports cancer patients

first_imgHundreds of students gathered in South Dining Hall Saturday afternoon to make fleece blankets for cancer patients at the annual Aidan Project. The project, sponsored by Circle K and Knott Hall, began in 2006 when former Knott resident Aidan Fitzgerald, then a sophomore, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Over 400 students attended Saturday’s event. Knott service commissioner Mitchell Lopes said participants made 324 blankets and raised $2,000 from T-shirt sales, both improvements from last year’s event. The money will be donated to the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis where Fitzgerald was treated. The blankets will be donated to multiple hospitals, but primarily to Riley. Lopes said Fitzgerald developed the idea for the project after he went into remission. “After he beat the cancer he thought it would be great if he could start something in tribute to cancer [treatment], so he came up with this project,” Lopes said. “He [had a friend in] Circle K and lived in Knott, so he brought the two together.” Sophomore Mara Stolee, Aidan Project commissioner for Circle K, said the project is so popular with students because of its convenience. “We run the event on campus, in South Dining Hall, which makes it extremely easy [for them] to take a few hours of their time and do something nice for others,” she said. Circle K not only purchases the fleece, but also precuts it, Stolee said, making it feasible for students to stop by only briefly and still complete a blanket. Lopes agreed that it is easy to contribute to the Aidan project. “It’s a fairly quick project, so you don’t have to spend hours of time or a full day there,” he said. “You can pop in for 15 minutes, make a blanket, and you’ve done something constructive that helps someone. There’s a sense of accomplishment being able to say, “Hey, I only spent 15 minutes and I helped this great cause.” Junior Tyler Smith has attended the Aidan Project the past three years because of his close relationship with Fitzgerald. “I came to know him through my brother, who was his roommate and best friend,” Smith said. “Going to the Aiden Project is not only a way to help those who have cancer, but to support Aidan.” Smith said Fitzgerald’s personality helps the project continue to reach high attendance numbers. “He is very well-liked throughout the Notre Dame community,” he said. “And even though he has graduated, [Fitzgerald] continues to maintain many friendships with people still here.” Sophomores Cara Curran and Colleen Kerins also participated in the Aidan Project because of personal relationships with Fitzgerald. “We went last year because Aidan was a Cavanaugh football coach, so a lot of Cavanaugh girls were involved,” Kerins said. Curran said the project is a simple way to give back to those less fortunate. “You can just go and relax and hang out with your friends,” she said. “And they make it really easy for you to make the blankets.” Stolee said the brilliance of the Aidan Project stems from the way it takes a simple idea and applies it on such a large scale. “Cancer changes the way people live their lives, but with the Aidan Project we hope to change the way that they live with cancer by offering them gifts of love and support,” she said. “Cancer patients fight a hard battle, and it is important that they know each day that people care about them and are cheering them on.”last_img read more

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NextGen Know-How: 5 things you should start doing this year

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Habits to help you work at peak performance and get better results.by: Laurie J. Maddalena, MBA, CPCC, PHRDo you want to elevate your leadership impact this year? Leaders are busy, and sometimes it’s a challenge to just get through the day.But we often put off doing the things that will help us make a bigger impact and get better results for ourselves and the organization. Where we focus our time has a significant impact on our success in leadership.Here are the top things I think leaders should start doing this year to work at peak performance and get better results.1.    Reading: The best leaders are focused on continuous learning and development. Many leaders are so busy they rarely can find time for keeping up on industry trends or enhancing their leadership. Make this the year you focus more time on reading, listening to educational audios, and focusing on development. Some of my favorite resources are:Success Magazine (you get a bonus CD with each monthly magazine)Leadership From the Inside Out by Kevin CashmanThe Compound Effect audio series or book by Darren HardyThe Advantage by Patrick LencioniExecution by Larry Bossidy and Ram CharanLeading for Growth by Ray Davis continue reading »last_img read more

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Mertesacker hails Arsenal response to criticism

first_img Per Mertesacker 1 Per Mertesacker has praised Arsenal’s stunning response to their critics.Gunners stars and boss Arsene Wenger came under fire after a shaky start to the season but bounced back in fine style, with the north London side now up to second after seven successive wins.Mertesacker puts their early season struggles down to the fact so many players did not have a proper break, having played at the 2014 World Cup – and he has hailed his teammates for turning things around.“Those who came from the World Cup had no break and no pre-season, we started right in the season and [had to] try to find form,” Mertesacker told Arsenal Player.“A lot of players got injured or weren’t in the best form, so it took us a while to be at our top level.“I am delighted with how the team responded to the criticism that came our way because it is a completely new experience for a lot of players to have post-World Cup difficulties.”last_img read more

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Mandanda set for Palace exit as Marseille enter talks to re-sign goalkeeper

first_img1 Steve Mandanda is set to leave Crystal Palace Crystal Palace and Marseille have kicked off negotiations over a deal for Steve Mandanda.The goalkeeper is ready to leave Selhurst Park this summer, despite only moving there a year ago from Marseille.The France international has struggled for action in England and he is eyeing a return to Ligue 1 when the transfer window opens.Marseille are keen on bringing Mandanda back to the Stade Velodrome and, according to L’Equipe, they have now opened formal negotiations with Palace.The French side are looking to fork over around £2m for the 32-year-old after letting him leave for free last summer when his contract expired.However, Palace are said to want closer to £4m for Mandanda and, although personal terms have been provisionally agreed, Marseille may have to up their offer if they want to complete a deal.last_img read more

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Arsenal vs Manchester City: Kick-off time, TV channel and team news

first_img Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener NEW ERA smart causal FOOTBALL LATEST Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes ALTERED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday Emery is taking charge of his first Premier League game on Sunday What is the team news?City could hand Premier League debuts to summer signing Riyad Mahrez as they look to repeat last season’s 3-0 victory here.And popular full-back Benjamin Mendy could start his first league game since September 2017.Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira and Sokratis all look likely to start for the home side, whilst Aaron Ramsey is over his calf issues. Arsenal begin their journey under Unai Emery by welcoming champions Manchester City.The Spaniard couldn’t have asked for a trickier opening game, but will be hoping to lay down a marker and get the Gunners off to a flying start. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Getty 1 What time is kick-off?The match is being held on Sunday, August 12.Kick-off at the Emirates is at 4pm.Arsenal haven’t beaten City in the league since a 2015 triumph here, where they won 2-1 thanks to goals from Alex Iwobi and Theo Walcott.Which channel can I watch it on?Sky Sports will be showing this game live in the UK.You can catch it on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Ultra HD from 3.30pm. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights possible xi How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? last_img read more

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