Notre Dame Football Enjoys Renovated Stadium Facilities

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Notre Dame Football

A successful Ohio-based entrepreneur, Theodore “Ted” Catino recently launched GigSmart, a mobile application that supports today’s gig economy. Outside of work, Ted Catino enjoys reading, traveling, and following sports. In addition to cheering on his favorite professional sports organizations, he roots for the Notre Dame football team.

For over 85 years, Notre Dame’s football team has played its home games at the beloved Notre Dame Stadium. Arguably one of the most recognized and revered structures in sports, the stadium has hosted more than 445 football games over the years. Thanks to recent renovations, the facility is now one of the most modern stadiums in all of college football.

As part of Notre Dame’s largest construction project to date, the football stadium received renovations and additions totaling approximately 800,000 square feet. In addition to new locker rooms and technology for student athletes, the renovations added a variety of improvements for fans, including new bathrooms and concession stands, new seats, a large scoreboard, and Wi-Fi boosters.

The facility is now also home to three new academic buildings, including the Duncan Student Center, a nine-story structure that houses study and fitness areas as well as spaces for career counseling and student activities. Throughout the 2017 season, Notre Dame is providing a behind-the-scenes look at the renovations on social media.


Ways to Succeed During Your Career Transition

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Career Transition

The 1995 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Theodore “Ted” Catino has worked in a variety of industries, including investments and automobile finance. Serving as co-founder of GigSmart, Ted Catino divides his time between overseeing the creation of the GigSmart app and coaching others during professional transitions.

Once you have started your professional career, you may realize your interest lies in a different field, thus prompting a career transition. Regardless of your personal reasons for changing careers, these tips can ensure your transition goes smoothly:

Seek support: If you don’t have the right support, going through a career transition likely will be extremely difficult. Find support by asking friends and colleagues for advice or seeking out a transition mentor to answer any questions you may have. You also can look for job placement and resume assistance services to help guide you.

Plan for the unexpected: During your transition process, you likely will experience situations and problems that are not ideal. Instead of letting these issues sneak up on you, try planning for them ahead of time. Keep an open mind about where your skills may be beneficial and explore career opportunities outside of the obvious to ensure you aren’t left jobless.

Return to school: Whether you have the necessary skills and education for your dream job or not, going back to school can help you look more appealing to employers. Online classes and weekend seminars are a great way to update your knowledge and demonstrate that you are familiar with the newest techniques within your target field.

When to Visit Macau

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Theodore “Ted” Catino, former co-CEO of Security National Automotive Acceptance Corporation and co-founder of GigSmart, has had a successful career as an entrepreneur over the past 30 years. In his free time, Ted Catino enjoys traveling the world, visiting places like Macau.

The peak tourist season in Macau lasts from May to September. During these summer months, temperatures hover between 82 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and visitors enjoy spending their days relaxing on the beach. While the humidity and occasional typhoons during summer can keep some tourists away from Macau, the region is still a popular summer vacation destination for individuals from mainland China.

Macau experiences its off-season from January to March. These months see average temperatures in the mid-60s to low 70s and very minimal rainfall. Compared to many other locations around the world, winter in Macau is far from harsh and still can be a good time to visit for tourists who don’t plan on swimming. Unfortunately, despite being the region’s low season, visitors are unlikely to find discounts on accommodations.

The best times to visit Macau are in April and between October and December. Weather during spring and autumn is extremely pleasant, with average highs in the mid-70s and low 80s. While rainfall during these months is a bit higher than during winter, it is unlikely to sour a trip. Beaches still may be cold in April and between October and December, but visitors can enjoy numerous tours and sites around the city.

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Historic Sites to See in Macau

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Ruins of St. Paul

An entrepreneur and investor with experience in several industries, Theodore “Ted” Catino cofounded GigSmart, a mobile application that connects employers and workers in the gig economy. Outside of his work with GigSmart and other ventures, Ted Catino enjoys traveling. He has been to numerous places in Asia, including Macau.

An autonomous territory west of the Pearl River Delta, Macau offers a number of historic places to visit. The following are just a few:

Ruins of St. Paul
Constructed in the 17th century, the Ruins of St. Paul are what remains of St. Paul’s Cathedral after a fire in 1601. The church was rebuilt in 1637 and modeled after the Church of the Gesù in Rome.

A-Ma Temple
The A-Ma Temple dates back to 1488, when it was constructed on the Macau Peninsula. One of Macau’s most important religious sites, this Buddhist temple is part of the Historic Center of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Dom Pedro V Theatre
Dom Pedro V Theatre is located at Largo de Santo Agostinho and features a neo-classical design. Macau’s first Western-style theater, the institution serves as a venue for public events and celebrations.

Cincinnati Reds Select Hunter Greene Second Overall in MLB Draft

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Hunter Greene

A co-founder of GigSmart, Theodore “Ted” Catino is an award-winning entrepreneur as well as an interview and life transition coach. Outside of his professional endeavors, Ted Catino is a fan of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Cincinnati Reds.

After finishing fifth in its division for a second consecutive year, the Reds were awarded the second overall pick in the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft. The team selected high school pitcher Hunter Greene, who was lauded as the top prospect in the draft for much of the past year.

A 6-foot-4-inch, 210-pound player for Sherman Oaks, California’s Notre Dame High School, Greene was drafted as a pitcher, but is an all-around player who can hit for average and power. At just 17, he hit batting-practice homeruns in San Diego’s Petco Park and Chicago’s Wrigley Field. He projects as an All-Star-caliber pitcher in the MLB, however, given his ability to throw the ball over 100 miles per hour and his command of three above-average pitches. On the mound, he has been compared to New York Mets’ ace Noah Syndergaard.

Cincinnati Bengals Sign Former Tennessee Wide Receiver

Cincinnati Bengals


Miami (of Ohio) University alumnus Theodore “Ted” Catino is a founding partner of the Boston-based company 625 Investments, LLC. As the current chief executive officer of this opportunistic fund, he is at the forefront of directing the strategy in generating attractive returns from venture, private equity, and real estate investments. During his free time, Ted Catino enjoys watching football, and is an avid fan of the Cincinnati Bengals.

In a recent report, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that they have signed Josh Malone, and that he will be joining the team to finally kickstart his National Football League (NFL) career. Malone is a fourth-round pick and was formerly a wide receiver at the University of Tennessee. He inked a four-year contract that is worth almost $3 million, supplemented with a signing bonus totaling to nearly $600,000. He joins 10 other picks for this round of the NFL draft.

Back in Tennessee, Malone pulled 104 catches in 39 games and 14 touchdowns across three seasons. He gained prominence with 50 catches for 972 yards and 11 touchdowns when still a junior.