Lyons Hall hosts 25th Mara Fox 5k Run

first_imgNatalie Weber | The Observer Participants of the 25th annual Mara Fox 5k Run sprint toward the finish line Saturday. The event is hosted by Lyons Hall in honor of Mara Fox, a former Lyons resident who was killed by a car in 1993.To honor Fox, who was a resident in Lyons Hall, former Lyons rector Sister Kathleen Beatty started a walk in Fox’s name. In the 25 years since Fox’s death, the event has grown into a campus-wide race to raise funds for a study abroad scholarship in Fox’s name. And on Saturday, Lyons Hall hosted the last official Annual Mara Fox 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk.“We had the first real official campus-wide Mara Fox Fun Run for two reasons — not just for the scholarship, but also to raise awareness about drinking and driving,” Beatty said. “So we had a lot of the campus dorms came and supported it and came out. We had people from the community.”More than 150 people attended this year’s race, sophomore Caroline Cooper, one of the race’s organizers, said. The scholarship funded by the race has grown to $300,000 and benefitted 51 students studying abroad in Toledo.“I think [the race] is important because it helps raise money for the Mara Fox scholarship which allows students to study abroad in Toledo, Spain, which was one of Mara’s dreams,” Cooper said. “Students — since the year she died — have been able to go and live out part of Mara’s dream, so we definitely feel very lucky that Mara’s watching over us in Lyons, too.”Senior Matthew Heeder is one such scholarship recipient. He said he participated in the race Saturday to support the scholarship that helped him achieve his goal of traveling to Spain.“Really, I wouldn’t be able to go without that [scholarship],” he said. “So [it’s] just unreal to come out here and give back in some tiny part of that and meet the family and thank them in person.”Of the race participants Saturday, freshman Michael Lee was the top male finisher and freshman Brianna Carlson was the top female finisher. Terry McCarthy, Fox’s stepfather, also participated in the race this year, a tradition he has kept up since the race was founded.“It has been the main motivator for me to keep running all these years,” he said Saturday. “I will be running the 5k today at 83, for the 24th time, and this year I’ve run 20 races so far. And the thing that has sustained me has been this wonderful devotion that we still have for Mara.”Teresa McCarthy, Fox’s mother, was also in attendance at the race. She said she remembers Fox for her spirit and love of the University.“She was our youngest daughter — youngest of three girls — and time comes, she was a military brat and had been moved around all her life, so when she came to Notre Dame, she knew it was going to be for a full four years and she loved it,” she said. “She loved her roommates, loved her studies.”Cooper also said in an email that Saturday’s run is not “necessarily the last run,” though Lyons Hall is looking into other possible fundraisers in honor of Mara.“The fate of the run and future fundraising events for Mara are still in flux at this time but there will still be events for Mara in the future,” Cooper said.Terry McCarthy said the University has promised to keep the scholarship fund going.“Now the family of Mara Rose Fox is completely assured that the scholarship will continue in perpetuity and that makes us feel just wonderful,” he said. “But we will continue to come back to Notre Dame for special occasions — either with the international studies or with Lyons Hall. We are eternally grateful to the fact that Lyons Hall, 25 years, has made this their signature event and brought all of these people together in memory of Mara Rose.”Beatty said she hopes the race leaves a lasting legacy that encourages people to take their decisions seriously.“It’s good that people keep learning and take responsibility and make better decisions in life,” she said. “That’s I think the goal for all of us as human beings is constantly growing and greater awareness of what we’re supposed to be doing in our lives.”Tags: Lyons Hall, Mara Fox, Mara Fox 5k Traveling to Spain with her parents, Mara Fox fell in love with Toledo. She hoped to study abroad there, and planned to pursue a minor in Spanish. She was enamored with the language and wanted to serve in Spanish-speaking communities.But she never had the chance to realize her dreams.In 1993, while walking back to campus, the then-freshman was hit and killed by a car. According to the South Bend Tribune, the driver “was still intoxicated at the time of his arrest,” though he was never convicted of drunk driving.last_img read more

Murrumba Downs home with mountain views and quirky design sells for $835k

first_imgThere are views from almost every room.According to CoreLogic data, the suburb median house sale price for Murrumba Downs is $520,000.Thirty groups inspected the property, and Mr Owens said the offer came in after a VIP open night. Chilling out here would be a dream come true.The agent said the market had slowed in the lead-up to end of financial year but he expected it to heat up again come July.“July should be a busy month as stock starts to ramp up again. Those expensive properties still don’t last too long.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 The home has polished oak floors.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019“The offer came in on the Friday and it was under contract on the Saturday,” Mr Owens said.“It was with another agent for three months.” The open-plan living room opens out to a deck through bi-fold doors.Mr Owens said the home was bought by a couple who were taken by the views.“They loved the view, which is 180 degrees of mountain ranges,” he said.“It’s not your standard four bed and two bath. It’s got a quirky design with some curved walls, as well as the outlook to the range.” The home at 18 Hampstead Outlook, Murrumba Downs, sold for $835,000.MOUNTAIN views are what sold this Murrumba Downs home.Coronis North Lakes sales specialist Hayden Owens said the 18 Hampstead Outlook home sold for $835,000 after two open homes.last_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse to beat N.C. State, advance to ACC semifinals

first_img Published on March 14, 2014 at 6:13 pm Stephen Bailey: Syracuse 68, North Carolina State 60One man WolfpackT.J. Warren gives the Orange fits, but it won’t be enough as the SU defense holds together otherwise. C.J. Fair puts together another strong performance in another big game, and maybe Trevor Cooney even hits a few 3-pointers. Those will be the two biggest keys for Syracuse in every game here on out.Trevor Hass: Syracuse 65, North Carolina State 59Marching onSyracuse moves onto the semifinals with a hard-fought win over N.C. State. Warren and Ralston Turner can score in bunches, but the Wolfpack doesn’t have the depth or balance to hang with the Orange. Expect Tyler Ennis to exploit 5-foot-11 guard Tyler Lewis, and for Fair and Jerami Grant to feast inside on Jordan Vandenberg and Co.David Wilson: Syracuse 71, North Carolina State 58Welcome to the ACC (tournament)Warren will probably score a whole bunch of points for the No. 7-seed Wolfpack, but the No. 2-seed Orange looked good during a 74-58 win against Florida State with Grant back in the lineup. The extra offensive weapons should let Ennis do what he does best and facilitate a victory for No. 11 SU. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

INTRALOT expands US leadership through Klironomos promotion

first_img Submit Intralot enhances Malta games offering with E*SOCCER launch July 13, 2020 Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation July 29, 2020 Share Athens-listed gambling technology group INTRALOT SPA has moved to restructure the leadership of its corporate accounting and auditing units.Updating investors, INTRALOT governance confirms the promotion of current Internal Audit Officer Lampros Klironomos to the executive position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the group’s ‘INTRALOT INC’ US division wagering and lottery systems division.Klironomos has served as group auditing lead since 2012, as INTRALOT governance underlines that the executive appointment sees the firm expand its US management capacity with a view of accelerating the firm’s transformation objectives and improving its all-around financial performance.INTRALOT governance expects Klironomos to take full control of US financial auditing, compliance and risk management controls, upon completion of executive due diligence procedures required by US laws.Klironomos’ US promotion sees INTRALOT governance confirm the appointment of Alexandra Moulavasilis to the position of Director of Internal Auditing – a nomination approved by the firm’s audit and compliance committees at a meeting held on 3 December. Share Related Articles Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

For the record

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A story Monday incorrectly reported the deadline for applying for a vacancy on the Westside Union School District board. In fact, the deadline is 4 p.m. next Tuesday. last_img read more