Dorm builds community between hall and home

first_imgLe Mans Hall has found a home in the South Bend-Mishawaka community-specifically, Hannah’s House.  The College’s largest dorm has paired up with this local organization, which provides shelter to pregnant women and new mothers. Junior Emma Derheimer, president of Le Mans Hall, said it was her goal for the year to find a service project for the women of Le Mans. “Every dorm on Saint Mary’s campus is paired up with a service agency in the community,” Derheimer said. “My board’s primary goal this year was to get more involved in the service aspect of Le Mans.” Senior Morgan Talamantes said she serves as the College’s first ministry assistant, a job that includes working as an official liaison between Hannah’s House and the Hall. She said the maternity home, originally intended for unwed teenagers, advises residents about how to raise their children and manage money. Though the women do not pay to live in the home, Hannah’s House expects them to work and contribute to the community. Talamantes said she worked with the dorm’s student board members to arrange a variety of opportunities for students to get involved with Hannah’s House. Students have participated in Mothers Support Group meetings each month, the Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser hosted by members of Hannah’s House and planning the organization’s annual Fall Festival.  Talamantes said the Hall also hosts events for the residents of Hannah’s House. During one such event, the residents painted clothes for their children. “The mothers came to [Saint Mary’s] to paint onesies and then took them home for their children,” Talamantes said.  Derheimer said last month, the dorm held a baby shower for a mother in Hannah’s House. Donations included basic necessities for the newborn and the mother. “As a social work major, I believe that we’re here to make a difference and we have the will to impact the South Bend-Mishawaka community,” Derheimer said. “We’ve shown the community beyond our campus that we do care and are interested in making an active difference.” Talamantes said both the Hall and the House benefit from working together to help these women.  “It’s been great meeting different mothers – and, of course, their babies,” Talamantes said. “We definitely learn from each other. Getting to know them builds students’ enthusiasm. We can build a community within the Hall and the home.” Students may sometimes act as role models for the members of Hannah’s House, Talamantes said.  “In a way, we show mothers that they can still fulfill their dreams,” she said. Derheimer said Saint Mary’s students can help the young mothers find ways to succeed. “We also bring support and show that that we care to give mom the feeling she is not alone. We know they want to succeed because they live there. All they need are the resources,” Derheimer said. “We can be a part of facilitating that.” Talamantes said her work with Hannah’s House has showed her the value of the partnership between the College and the organization. “Working with Hannah’s House has showed me the importance of continuing this partnership. We work well together,” Talamantes said. “I hope that once I graduate it grows into something bigger and blossoms.” Hannah’s House will celebrate its 20th anniversary by opening a new house May 10, Talamantes said. Bishop Kevin Rhoades will bless the home. Students are encouraged to attend.last_img read more

Ex-Defence Industry minister Steven Ciobo sells up on the coast

first_img The property was listed on the rental market from September 2011 to mid 2018.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoThe property has three bedrooms and sits on the third floor of a secure riverfront complex.Among the apartment’s charms was a chef’s kitchen with Miele appliances, a tiled waterfront balcony, and it came with two secure side-by-side basement car park spaces.The complex has lush gardens and resort-style facilities including an infinity pool, gym, and communal entertainment spaces. MORE: Why this Gold Coast home is going viral Mum with ‘ugliest house on the street’ reveals stunning renovation Steven Ciobo delivered his valedictory speech in the House of Representatives Chamber at Parliament House in Canberra a month before the 2019 Federal Election.Former Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo has taken a $109,000 hit to the pocket while selling up next to the Queensland electorate he represented for five terms. Steven Ciobo with wife Astra and their sons on the Gold Coast ahead of his retirement at the May 2019 election.Mr Ciobo, who was the House of Representatives member for Moncrieff – which covers the central Gold Coast including its most popular strip Surfers Paradise – sold his waterfront apartment at Hope Island for $740,000, a massive loss on what he’d paid 15 years beforehand.He bought the property off the plan in December 2005 for $849,000 in the Federal electorate of Fadden, four years into what would become an 18-year term in office, CoreLogic records show.center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 He bought the Hope Island luxury apartment four years into his first term in office. He had tried to sell if for $680,000 10 months before the Federal Election.Mr Ciobo still got more $60,000 more now than he was asking for the property when he listed it for sale at $680,000 10 months before the 2019 Federal Election.In the seven years before he’d first listed it for sale, he had been using the luxury “rare riverfront corner apartment” as a rental investment, asking for weekly rent of $550 a week in September 2011 to $580 a week in mid 2018. During his time in Federal office, Mr Ciobo also held ministerial positions covering International Development and the Pacific, Trade and Investment, and Tourism, and resigned at the 2019 Federal Election. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more

Villas-Boas is sure Chelsea will prevail

first_imgAndre Villas-Boas says he is confident his team will overcome Napoli and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Tuesday’s first-leg loss in Naples increased the pressure on the Chelsea manager and extended the Blues’ winless run to five matches.Mata’s goal has given Chelsea a real chance of going through.But Juan Mata’s goal in the 3-1 defeat means they have a fighting chance of progressing to the last eight – and Villas-Boas believes they will get the decisive victory they need in the return leg at Stamford Bridge.AdChoices广告“We are sure we can turn this result around at the Bridge, because of the amount of chances we had [in Naples],” Villas-Boas said.“Being more clinical and more efficient in front of goal was the difference between the teams. They had an efficiency which we couldn’t find, and we paid a heavy price for the mistakes we made.“But I’m confident. We created a lot of chances and if we do that in the return match, we’ll have every chance of going through.”But Villas-Boas admitted that the expected absence of captain John Terry for up to six more weeks is a blow for Chelsea as they attempt to turn their fortunes around.“John is a very important player to us and we are hoping he will be out for less than six weeks,” he said.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more