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first_imgGrace Tourville A panel of students debate the role of income inequality in alleviating poverty. The discussion, which took place in the LaFortune Ballroom on Tuesday night, was sponsored by BridgeND.Sophomore Mimi Teixeira kicked off the panel saying capitalism on its own is helpful in alleviating poverty.“Almost two billion people have been pulled out of poverty by capitalism alone,” she said. “It is the best poverty program that the human mind has ever created.”Teixeira said she disputes the idea that capitalism promotes the exploitation of the poor.“The idea that people make their wealth on the backs of the poor is just not true,” she said.The problem is poverty, not income inequality, Teixeira said.“It’s the obvious moral imperative to take care of the poor,” she said. “Not only to take care of them, but to give them dignity and to help them out of poverty. I don’t think the solutions to income inequality do that.”Sophomore Natasha Reifenberg said she disagrees with Teixeira’s argument.“I do not understand how you can address poverty without addressing income inequality,” Reifenberg said.Statistics show socioeconomic status to be a strong predictor of academic and economic success, Reifenberg said. For this reason, she said income inequality has put the poor at a significant disadvantage in chasing the American Dream.“Income inequality violates the principles of our country,” she said. “It violates the principles of the pursuit of happiness, and it violates the principles of equality.”Although she said she believes in capitalism, Reifenberg said she thinks it is an imperfect system that must be repaired.“We acknowledge the positives of capitalism,” she said. “We’re not saying anything is better. What we are saying is that it is irresponsible to not address these flaws.”Reifenberg said the idea that the richest work the hardest perpetuates inaccurate stereotypes about the poor.“It perpetrates the belief that poor people are lazy and stupid and deserve to be poor,” Reifenberg said. “We make villains out of the poor people.”Sophomore Armani Niko Porter said people must be careful not to write off income inequality solely because they have not experienced it themselves.“There are those of us who have experienced income inequality and those of us who have not,” he said. “Do not forget that personal background changes the way we see everything.”Senior Raymond Michuda said he believes government policies and regulation are at fault for income inequality, not capitalism.“The government contributes so much to income inequality, and then they try to blame capitalism,” Michuda said.The conversation also shifted to the role income inequality plays in paying for a college education. Michuda said he thinks college is not for everyone, so it is fine not everyone is able to attend college.“If everybody goes to college, in a sense no one did,” Michuda said.Reifenberg said she disagrees with this sentiment, arguing that more education can only benefit society as a whole.“Education is not a resource that gets devalued as more people have access to it,” she said.Because of this, Reifenberg said she believes everyone who wants a college education should have the opportunity, no matter his or her socioeconomic class.“Education is a right, not a privilege,” she said. “College for all.”Tags: BridgeND, capitalism, income inequality, socioeconomic, Viewpoint Notre Dame students continued the campus-wide conversation about income inequality Tuesday night at a discussion hosted by BridgeND, featuring panelists Mimi Teixeira, Natasha Reinfenberg, Liam O’Connor, Raymond Michuda and Armani Niko Porter. (Editor’s note: Each of the panelists have previously submitted columns or letters to the editor about income inequality to The Observer’s Viewpoint section. BridgeND also runs a bi-weekly column in The Observer.)last_img read more

first_img View Comments Tickets are now on sale to catch the starry cast of Sarah Ruhl’s new play How to Transcend a Happy Marriage; as previously announced, the off-Broadway production will directed by Rebecca Taichman for Lincoln Center Theater. Performances are scheduled to begin on February 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Opening night will take place on March 20.The cast is composed of Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, Tony winner Lena Hall, Tony nominee Omar Metwally, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Naian González Norvind, Austin Smith and Robin Weigert.The new work takes place at a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey where two married couples (played by Tomei, Metwally, Weigert and Hutchinson) discuss a younger acquaintance: a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat (Hall). Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year’s Eve party, which alters the course of their lives. Show Closed This production ended its run on May 7, 2017 Related Showscenter_img Marisa Tomei(Photo: Bruce Glikas) How To Transcend a Happy Marriagelast_img read more

first_imgColumbus Whitewater Park, Chattahoochee River, Columbus, Ga.The About section on this video’s YouTube page says it was posted on May 26, but I’d be willing to bet this is footage from May 25, the first day the new, man-made whitewater rafting course running through uptown Columbus, Ga. on the Chattahoochee River. Also evident by the amount of spectators that can be seen on the far bank and heard in the background – mainly going “oh, no.” This is river carnage of the first degree with novices in the fore of the boats, and guides in the back who I doubt have had much time to prep for the first day on the water – which appears to be raging. The 2.5 mile project took 13 years and $24.4 million to make and just look how these people abuse it.It’s only funny because no one was hurt, so don’t feel bad about LOL-ing.last_img read more

first_imgHome buying season is just around the corner, so we thought it would be fun to take a look at the words people use when they’re looking to finance a new house.We found out there is a huge difference in the way different people end up searching for the same thing, and that these differences vary from state to state. Why is this important? Because your credit union could be leaving a lot of money on the table by not using the right words.Let’s take a look.HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT vs. HELOCFor example, you have some equity in your home and you’re looking for some credit. Do you search for a “Home Equity Line of Credit” or for a “HELOC” online?It depends.In general, more people are searching for the keyword “Home Equity Line of Credit” but if you’re a credit union in Colorado, you may want to consider leading with the term “HELOC” on your web pages and outbound communications because that term is relatively popular in the Centennial State.How about if you need money to buy a house? Are you looking for a “Home Loan” or a “Home Mortgage” online? The keyword “Home Loan” gets about double the number of searches of the keyword “Home Mortgage. However, midwestern states seem to prefer the keyword “Home Mortgage” while northwestern states prefer the keyword “Home Loan.”Taking a closer look at the keywords related to “Home Loan” and “Home Mortgage,” respectively, also brings up an interesting point. Keywords related to “Home Loan” have the term “equity” in them, e.g. “Equity Loan” and “Home Equity.” Whereas the keyword, “Home Mortgage” has related keywords with the term “rates” in them, e.g. “Mortgage Rates” and “Home Mortgage Rates.”This means that even though the keyword “Home Loan” may have more search traffic related to it, you might want to go with a keyword like “Home Mortgage” because you know exactly what the people using that term are looking for online.This research is powerful because getting into the minds of your members and prospective members is the first step toward marketing to them successfully.MORTGAGE CALCULATOR vs. LOAN CALCULATORLet’s say that you want to figure out what your payments will be based on different loan balances. Are you looking for a “Mortgage Calculator” or a “Loan Calculator” online? A couple million people are searching for a “Mortgage Calculator” every month, while less than half a million people search for a “loan calculator” monthly.Which one do you want on your website and marketing materials?The related keywords tell a story here, as well. A “Loan Calculator” seems to be highly associated with auto loans. Related keywords include terms like “Auto Calculator” and “Auto Loan Calculator.” Whereas a “Mortgage Calculator” gets quadruple the search volume and is highly associated with a mortgage loan.BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHERIf you’re like us and you think that figuring out what people are searching for will help you show up when they’re looking AND help you sell to them in your marketing collateral, then we’ve got something great for you. We’re putting all of our research on home buying searches together on one page, to serve as a living resource for financial institution marketers.Click on the image above and let us know what you think in the comments below. 33SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Chris Hall Chris Hall is very fond of the Internet and enjoys all aspects of digital marketing. He leads the inbound marketing and customer development efforts at Onovative, a company that believes … Web: www.onovativebanking.com Detailslast_img read more

first_imgThe house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, after the renovation.MORE than 10 tonnes of rubbish had to be removed, possums roamed freely throughout the house and there was no kitchen for a year.Sarah and Eddie Baker inherited a 1930s house of horrors when they bought this Californian bungalow at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, two years ago.The Bakers had been looking for an investment property on Brisbane’s northside when they stumbled across the listing for the character-listed property online.“I must have been the first person to see the listing and enquire with the agent who wanted aquick sale as a previous contract on the place had fallen through,” Mrs Baker said. “They had significantly reduced the price, with the terms that it had to be bought as is, which was an unimaginable state.”BEFORE: The front of the house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, before it was renovated. Image: Realestate.com.au.AFTER: The front of the house after it was renovated. Image supplied.They organised a private inspection before the first open home scheduled for the following weekend.“We inspected on Monday and the contract was signed by Wednesday,” Mrs Baker said. “I couldn’t sleep for the three nights in between as I wanted it so badly. I was upuntil 3am most nights picking the tiles for the bathroom and remodelling it on paper.”Despite its dire state, the couple could see the house was built to last and fell in love with its coffered ceilings, decorative cornices and original hardwood floors.“We removed over 10 tonnes of rubbish and organised major demolition works as there was an asbestos and brick building at the back, plus an external store room and laundry we wantedremoved,” Mr Baker said. “The site being elevated also needed a huge amount of excavation work — so it wasquite the project.”BEFORE: The kitchen in the house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, before it was renovated. Image: Realestate.com.au.AFTER: The kitchen in the house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, after the renovation. Image: Studio Blackardt.The couple moved in despite sharing the house with unwanted creatures, and immediately made some changes to the configuration of the house.“I actually did most of the renovations on the existing house myself,” Mrs Baker said.“Everything from stripping and painting the walls, re-putting and sanding the windows, replacing the hardware. “ All while living here with cockroaches and possums! And no bathroom for months, and no kitchen for a year!”They demolished the existing bathroom and turned the kitchen into a new main bathroom. “We didn’t have a sink for three months or hot water so we did the dishes in a bucket using water from the kettle and showered at the gym,” Mrs Baker said. “We turned the sunroom, which is now an office, into a makeshift kitchen, which just got us by for over 12 months using an electric frying pan or pressure cooker.”BEFORE: The living room in the house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, before it was renovated. Image: Realestate.com.au.AFTER: The living room in the house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, after the renovation. Image: Studio Blackardt.After months of brainstorming, the couple drew up plans for an extension before taking their ideas to an architect to bring them to life.New doorways were constructed to create a seamless corridor from the front of the original house through to the modern extension, which was built by JCW Builders.Now, the old connects with the new through a glass corridor with gardens on both sides, which takes you into an open plan space featuring a designer kitchen (by McAtamney Cabinets; along with all the joinery), dining room and living room on the ground floor. Rare, natural blue quartz stone benchtops feature throughout the kitchen, including a statement island bar made of a single slab of stone. “We just had to have that stone,” Mrs Baker said.“We went shopping for black granite, but as soon as I saw the slab of blue stone, aptly named Santori, I had to have it. “It cost three times the price of granite and we needed two slabs … but it became the pièce de résistance that everything would be styled around.”BEFORE: The bathroom in the house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, before it was renovated. Image: Realestate.com.au.AFTER: The main bathroom in the house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, after the renovation. Image: Studio Blackardt.The shower in one of the bathrooms in the house, which has been renovated.Off the kitchen is a butler’s pantry with additional sink and storage, featuring custom joinery by McAtamney Cabinets which is consistent throughout the home. Next to the kitchen, an LED-lit dry bar sits beside floor-to-ceiling wine shelves, complementing a 48-bottle wine fridge. “Cooking is always a delight with an oven tower of two NEFF ovens (one steam assist), NEFF cooktop and range-hood,” Mrs Baker said.But it’s not until you walk up the stylish staircase, made of black powder-coated aluminium propeller plate and black steel balustrades, that the true scale of the renovation is revealed.Custom-made, timber-look veneer doors open up to the master bedroom, which features a matching built-in, kingsize bed head with floating bedside tables.BEFORE: The dining area of the house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, before it was renovated. Image: Realestate.com.au.More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoAFTER: The dining area of the house after the renovation. Image: Studio Blackardt.The ensuite includes a large bath that takes in river views and a floating vanity in the same stone as the kitchen.“We didn’t quite know what we would get with the views and to maximise it as much as possible, we opted for the four-metre ceilings on the lower level, which is a statement in itself,” Mr Baker said.“But we got so lucky as we have spectacular views of the Brisbane city, Newstead and Fortitude Valley from the upper floor deck that also overlooks the heated pool and patio area.” The ensuite and three outdoor spaces feature designer tiles imported from Italy.BEFORE: The back of the house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, before it was renovated. Image: Realestate.com.au.AFTER: The back of the house after the renovation, which includes a plunge pool. Image: Studio Blackardt.At street level, they have installed a remote-controlled double garage and an additionaloff-street car space beside it.The house sits in a quiet street on a 479 sqm, elevated block, which captures the breeze, so the Bakers incorporated stylish louvres and considered the door and window placements to take advantage of the airflow. “We couldn’t get any luckier in terms of location as we’re surrounded by parks, the BrisbaneRiver, an ever-growing variety of cafes and restaurants, markets and amenities like Gasworks,Bowen Hill’s King Street, James Street and the up and coming Mercedes Benz precinct atNewstead,” Mrs Baker said. “It was one of the reasons we just had to have this place — despite the horrendous state itwas in.”A statement light feature in the house at 7 Victoria Tce, Bowen Hills, which has been renovated. RENO FACT CHECK Total spend: Over $1.5m excluding land Time taken: Approx. 13 monthslast_img read more

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 5th grade girls basketball team played their 2nd game of the season tonight against St. Michael’s and lost a close game by a score of 16-12.It was a another competitive game which saw the Lady Cardinals battle hard the entire game. The team was led in scoring by Sadie Wachsmann (6), Catherine Streator (2), Lilly Schebler (2), and Leah Cossentino (2). Isabelle Wonnell, Izzi Price, Rhea Miller, Madison Wanstrath and Isabel Fitzgerald who all played tough defense!The next game will be Wednesday, January 25th at home against St. Nicholas.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.The 7th and 8th grade St. Louis Lady Cardinals traveled to St. Mary’s Greensburg and won both games.7th grade was a close game to the buzzer.  It was finalized with a score of 15-13.  Leading scorers for SLS were Ava Allen and Olivia Raab with 4 each, Alyssa Wanstrath, Lilly Wonnell, and Shelby Weiler all with 2, and Kate Voegele with 1. Ellie Cornett, Chelsea Robertson, Faith Tekulve, and Lilly Wonnell did a great job rebounding the ball.  Emma Weberding led the team in steals.  Way to go girls!8th grade had another amazing game.  Score ended at 51-9.  Leading the score board was Pam Meneses with 20pts, Grace Eckstein with 14pts, Lauren Gutzwiller with 10pts and 1 assist, Betsy Harmeyer with 5pts and 1 assist, and Olive Cerniliga with 2pts and 1 assist.  Hannah Fulton and Abby Smith did a good job on D and pulling down some rebounds.  Great job ladies.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

first_imgJune Marie Ingram McAdams, 65, of Versailles entered into rest at 1:20am, Sunday, April 26, 2020 at her residence. “Ju-Ju” as she was known by her grandchildren was a giving soul whose life was her family and friends. She was born at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan on October 2, 1954 the daughter of Johney and Francis Colen Ingram who preceded her in death. June was married to Dennis McAdams on December 18, 1971 and her husband of 48 years survives. She is also survived by her daughter Denise (Shane) Russell of Connersville, her son John McAdams of Versailles; 6 grandchildren Denisha Howell, Blake Crain, Alexis Russell, Hunter McAdams, Jackson McAdams, and Shane McAdams; one great-grandson Allen Howell; one sister Jane (Ray) Vinup of Milan; four brothers Frank (Donna) Ingram of Rockport, Jim (Tracy) Ingram of Greensburg, and John (Lynn) Ingram and Jeff (Raydean) Ingram both of Milan; her two great aunts to whom she was very close Carol Mulford of Aurora and Margie Edington of Burlington, Kentucky, along with 11 nieces and nephews and 19 great-nieces and nephews. June was a 1972 graduate of Milan High School. She enjoyed traveling, collecting unique items, and family gatherings. She grew up in Milan and moved to Versailles after starting her family. She worked at the Muscatatuck State Hospital in Butlerville and at Res-Care in Milan for many years. June’s giving heart helped her accept her residents as part of her family. June will be missed and will reside in the hearts of her family and friends forever. Due to the current health pandemic June’s services will be held at the convenience of the family with Bro. Tom Holt officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.DUE TO THE MANDATE ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE CONCERNING THE CURRENT PANDEMIC, WE WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO HAVE A MAXIMUM OF 10 PEOPLE IN THE FUNERAL HOME AT ONE TIME. HOWEVER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO VIEW JUNE’S SEVICES VIA THE STATTON-KARSTETER FUNERAL HOME FACEBOOK PAGE AT 1PM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 30. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE AND APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AS WE ALL WORK TOGETHER THROUGH THIS CRISIS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A “HUGS FROM” CARD PLEASE CALL THE FUNERAL HOME AT 812-689-1171 AND WE WILL CONVEY YOUR CONDOLENCES TO THE MCADAMS FAMILY.last_img read more

first_imgFulham defender Sascha Riether has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association for his apparent stamp on Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj. Riether is the first player to be charged under a new pilot scheme where a panel of three former referees reviews video evidence of incidents not seen by match officials. The German defender appeared to stamp on Januzaj in the last minute of Fulham’s 3-1 defeat to United, but the incident was not seen by referee Lee Probert or his assistants. Press Associationcenter_img Riether has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge. An FA statement said: “Fulham’s Sascha Riether has been charged by the FA for violent conduct following an incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video during his side’s game against Manchester United on November 2 2013. “The charge is in relation to an incident involving the defender and United’s Adnan Januzaj which occurred in added time of Saturday’s match at Craven Cottage. “Riether is the first player to have been charged retrospectively by the FA under a new pilot project for potential ‘not seen’ incidents in Premier League matches. “Previously, where the match officials had confirmed to The FA that none of them had seen an incident, the match referee was then asked to review all available video evidence before being asked what action, if any, he would have taken had it been seen. “Under the new process, if an incident has not been seen by the match officials, a three-man panel of former elite referees Steve Dunn, Eddie Wolstenholme and Alan Wiley will be asked by the FA to review it and advise what, if any action, they believe the match referee should have taken had it been witnessed at the time. “The panel were of the unanimous decision that it was an act of violent conduct.” last_img read more

first_imgA South Florida woman who claimed to be a psychic fortune teller will spend nearly three-and-a-half years in prison, for taking substantial amounts of money from a Texas woman who wanted to have a nonexistent “family curse” removed.According to court records, 28-year-old Sherry Tina Uwanawich was sentenced last week in Miami. She had previously pleaded guilty to committing wire fraud.Investigators say that Uwanawich met the unnamed victim in Houston, Texas, in 2007. She gained the woman’s trust and eventually convinced her that a curse had been placed on the woman and her family. Uwanawich then had the woman give her large amounts of money, ultimately totaling $1.6 million, to purchase crystals and candles for meditations that would allegedly lift the curse.However, Uwanawich confessed to the victim in 2014 that there had actually been no such curse.She will spend three years and four months behind bars, and must also pay restitution.last_img read more

first_imgGuwahati: The Sports Ministry has sanctioned financial assistance of five lakh rupees for the ailing Indian junior footballer Ramananda Ningthoujam.The young Indian footballer Ramananda Ningthoujam, is presently at Hospital suffering from blurred vision, along with kidney problem. As per reports, Ramananda, the son of a rickshaw-puller, is taking treatment from Shija Hospital in Imphal, Manipur. In a statement, the sports ministry stated “Taking cognizance of his serious medical condition and the financial situation of the family, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju has sanctioned an ex-gratia financial assistance of Rs. 5 lakhs to the athlete under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons,”Notably, Ramananda has represented India in the U-17 Asian Championships at Guwahati in 2017. The Sports Minister said athletes are national assets and need to be supported. “They are also national icons so if we cannot ensure a life of dignity for them, then it would be impossible to motivate sportspersons who give up the best years of their life for sport,” Rijiju also added. Earlier, veteran sports commentator Novy Kapadia was also given financial assistance through the same fund.ALSO WATCH: Special Trains from September 12: Here are the Detailslast_img read more