Students foster awareness of illnesses

first_imgBagels, hot coffee and educational brochures about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) welcomed students filing into DeBartolo Hall on Monday morning. ND Fighting NTDs is raising awareness this week about diseases that plague undeveloped countries around the globe. Club president Emily Conron said these diseases do not receive enough attention because people are not educated about their severity. “When people watch the news, they hear about diseases like AIDS and malaria, not schistosomiasis, and so they think that NTDs are obscure,” Conron said. “Actually, NTDs affect more people than AIDS and malaria combined.” The most common NTDs include leprosy and trachoma, according to the World Health Organization. Approximately 1.4 billion people in developing countries suffer from these illnesses, which could easily be treated in a wealthier country like the United States. “All seven NTDs that we focus on can be treated with safe and effective drugs that already exist and which cost about 50 cents per person,” Conron said. Lymphatic filariasis, a parasitic disease that causes grotesque swelling of the limbs, has already infected more than 120 million people worldwide, Conron said. Treatment is limited in some of the areas that need it most. “The problem is getting these drugs to the people in need,” Conron said. The club’s work on campus is a reminder of the global mission to eliminate NTDs, Conron said, and Notre Dame students can advocate for change. “If the global community makes NTDs a priority, then there is no reason why we wouldn’t be able to eliminate them,” Conrod said. “NTDs are the equivalent of a best buy in global health.” ND Fighting NTDs is putting on a series of events and lectures this week to educate students about ways to fight NTDs. “Our goal is to try to get people talking about NTDs who might not have known or cared about them before,” Conron said. To raise awareness, Five Guys at Eddy Street Commons will donate 15 percent of Wednesday’s profits from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to NTD charities. Fundraisers around campus this week will include a dessert sale in the LaFortune Student Center on Thursday, a face-painting booth on Irish Green on Friday and a collection at all Masses on Sunday. “Donations are important, but outreach is key,” Conron said. “Contact your government representatives, advocate to pharmaceutical companies and spread the word however you can.” Conron said the club wants to engage the student body in new ways during NTD Awareness Week. “NTDs are an issue that we take very seriously,” Conron said, “But as college students, we recognize that in order for people our age to become fully invested in a cause, they need to be able to approach it in creative and unforeseen ways.”last_img read more

Today’s MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Tuesday’s DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

first_img1BH. Kendrick (R)WSH@CWSTue 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$5300$3000$17UPGRADE Today’s MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Tuesday, June 11SP: Dakota Hudson, Cardinals @ Marlins. Have the Marlins been better lately? Sure, but so has Hudson. He has four straight quality starts in which he’s allowed two earned runs or fewer, five straight overall, and nine consecutive outings of three earned or fewer. The Marlins are dead last in the league against RHP in almost every offensive category that matters. Hudson will likely be the chalkiest pitcher on the slate, which is fine for cash, but in GPPs it might be worth it to fade him. Pivot to someone such as Trent Thornton.C: Danny Jansen, Blue Jays @ Orioles. Jansen is so cheap at $2.3K on DK it’s at least worth a look. He does have a .351 OPS against southpaws this year and is coming off a multi-hit contest, hopefully building some momentum.MORE TUESDAY MLB: SP rankings | Betting picks1B: Eric Hosmer, Padres @ Giants. I know offense goes to die in San Francisco, but we shouldn’t just fade it completely when we have a great matchup. Tyler Beede just doesn’t retire LHHs at all. They’re batting .379 with an OPS of 1.230 and a .502 wOBA against him. Hosmer is struggling but still batting .292 against RHP on the year. He’s a really nice value.2B: Brian Dozier, Nationals @ White Sox. Dozier is hitting everyone right now. He;s slashing .393/.469/.857 over his past 10 contests with seven extra-base hits. He’s absolutely crushing southpaws this season, hitting .367 with a robust .489 wOBA, making him an elite play on this slate.SS: Trevor Story, Rockies vs. Cubs. Holding down Story back in back-to-back games at home doesn’t happen often, especially when you factor in that he’s facing a southpaw in this contest. He has a 1.068 OPS at home this year and a .324 average and .366 wOBA against southpaws. Javier Baez is also an elite play on the flipside of this game.3B: Marwin Gonzalez, Twins vs. Mariners. If you’re looking to spend down at 3B, Gonzalez is the play. He’s 8-for-14 off of Mike Leake throughout his career and comes into this one hot, batting .308 over his past 10 games. 2BM. Moustakas (L)MIL@HOUTue 8:10B. Peacock (R)$5200$4000$22UPGRADE SPD. Hudson (R)STL@MIATue 7:10E. Hernandez (R)$6200$8000$34See above SPM. Pérez (L)SEA@MINTue 8:10M. Leake (R)$6700$8200$39UPGRADE 1BF. Freeman (L)PIT@ATLTue 7:20C. Archer (R)$5100$4300$27UPGRADE 2BO. Albies (B)PIT@ATLTue 7:20C. Archer (R)$3800$2900$11UPGRADE 2BB. Dozier (R)WSH@CWSTue 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$4000$2700$16See above SST. Story (R)CHI@COLTue 8:40J. Quintana (L)$5800$4600$27See above CD. Jansen (R)TOR@BALTue 7:05J. Means (L)$2300$2100$7See above OFF. Reyes (R)SD@SFTue 9:45T. Beede (R)$4200$3200$21UPGRADE SPJ. Paxton (L)NYM@NYYTue 1:05Z. Wheeler (R)$10100$9400$47UPGRADE 1BA. Rizzo (L)CHI@COLTue 8:40P. Lambert (R)$5600$4600$25UPGRADE OFK. Schwarber (L)CHI@COLTue 8:40P. Lambert (R)$5200$3900$22UPGRADE 1BE. Hosmer (L)SD@SFTue 9:45T. Beede (R)$3800$3000$19See above OFK. Kiermaier (L)OAK@TBTue 7:10M. Fiers (R)$4100$2800$16UPGRADE SST. Turner (R)WSH@CWSTue 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$4900$4000$16UPGRADE 3BM. Gonzalez (B)SEA@MINTue 8:10M. Leake (R)$3700$2900$15See above 1BJ. Choi (L)OAK@TBTue 7:10M. Fiers (R)$4000$3100$15UPGRADE 3BN. Arenado (R)CHI@COLTue 8:40J. Quintana (L)$5600$4700$26UPGRADE SPS. Turnbull (R)DET@KCTue 8:15J. Junis (R)$8600$7800$42UPGRADE OFM. Trout (R)LA@LAATue 10:07K. Maeda (R)$5600$4800$27UPGRADE OF: Josh Reddick, Astros vs. Brewers. Reddick is a solid play in cash games today. He continues to hit extremely well, batting .317 over his past 10 games and .312 for the entire year. Reddick has a nice matchup against Freddy Peralta, who’s allowed LHH a .279 AVG and .350 wOBA. Michael Brantley from the same OF is a very nice play, as well.For more player recommendations and analysis, become a Fantasy Alarm subscriber today!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pos PlayerMatchupOpp. SPDKFDY! FanballAnalysisSPT. Bauer (R)CIN@CLETue 7:10L. Castillo (R)$9900$10800$46UPGRADE SPP. Corbin (L)WSH@CWSTue 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$10300$10300$51UPGRADE OFJ. Reddick (L)MIL@HOUTue 8:10F. Peralta (R)$3800$3100$15See above CK. Suzuki (R)WSH@CWSTue 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$4100$2800$12UPGRADE SSD. Swanson (R)PIT@ATLTue 7:20C. Archer (R)$4400$3600$19UPGRADE 2BI. Vargas (B)ARI@PHITue 7:05J. Arrieta (R)$3500$2200$7UPGRADE SST. Beckham (R)SEA@MINTue 8:10M. Pérez (L)$3700$3000$9UPGRADE SSC. Seager (L)LA@LAATue 10:07F. Peña (R)$4300$3600$23UPGRADE 3BE. Escobar (B)ARI@PHITue 7:05J. Arrieta (R)$4900$3900$20UPGRADE Editor’s Note: This is a FREE preview of Tuesday’s Fantasy Alarm’s MLB DFS Playbook. For full analysis every day and more ways to dominate your daily fantasy baseball competition, check out DFS site-specific advice and the rest of Fantasy Alarm’s great season-long and DFS tools available to subscribers.MORE:  Fantasy Alarm PRO tools 2BB. Lowe (L)OAK@TBTue 7:10M. Fiers (R)$4800$3500$14UPGRADE OFE. Rosario (L)SEA@MINTue 8:10M. Leake (R)$4800$4100$19UPGRADE OFS. Marte (R)PIT@ATLTue 7:20M. Foltynewicz (R)$4800$3700$20UPGRADE OFR. Acuña Jr. (R)PIT@ATLTue 7:20C. Archer (R)$4700$4100$21UPGRADE 3BA. Rendon (R)WSH@CWSTue 8:10M. Bañuelos (L)$5500$4400$24UPGRADElast_img read more