German, Turkish Navy Train in Aksaz, Turkey

first_img View post tag: Turkish Navy German, Turkish Navy Train in Aksaz, Turkey View post tag: TCG Yavuz Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today German, Turkish Navy Train in Aksaz, Turkey View post tag: German Navy Share this article View post tag: TCG Gaziantep View post tag: FGS Hamburg The German frigate FGS Hamburg, SNMG2 flagship, sailed into the Turkish navy base Aksaz two weeks ago to train with the Turkish Navy.Shortly thereafter, the joint at-sea training with the Turkish Navy’s frigate TCG Gaziantep commenced.After participating in the NATO’s exercise Trident Juncture in October and November, the FGS Hamburg sailed through the majority of the Mediterranean Sea and transited the passage on Santorini Islands before sailing into Aksaz, Turkey on November 14.In the following two days, the crews of both ships attended a seminar at the naval base. At the same time, the planning of the at-sea training phase with different units of the Turkish Navy was completed.The at-sea phase, then, commenced on November 18, with TCG Gaziantep, FGS Hamburg and frigate TCG Yavuz taking to sea. The first exercise consisted of responding to simulated speedboat attacks which was followed by a maneuvering exercise.Also, Turkish F-4 Phantom and F-16 fighter jets simulated air attacks during an air-defence exercise. The participation of a Turkish submarine during a night exercise allowed the ship’s operating rooms to train location and submarine warfare.On November 20, all units returned to the base. Four days later, FGS Hamburg and TCG Yavuz sailed for Souda, Greece, where they will train with the Greek Navy.[mappress mapid=”17480″]Naval Today Staff, Image: German Navy December 1, 2015last_img read more

Clinical or Tenure track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Small Animal Orthopedics

first_imgEmployment TypeEmployee Tenure Status Working TitleClinical or Tenure track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor ofSmall Animal Orthopedics Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies Credit and P-Card policy Open until filledYes Is this a Position of Trust? Minimum Qualifications The major responsibilities for this position are to teach andprovide service in orthopedics in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital,to teach didactic and laboratory courses in orthopedics toveterinary students, to actively participate in training ofsurgical residents, and to develop a research program, which can beindependent and/or collaborative with other faculty members.Proportionate assignments for each area will be based on theinterests of the candidate in conjunction with the missions of theSurgery program and the Department. College/Unit/Department website Benefits EligibilityBenefits Eligible Underutilization Anticipated Start Date08/01/2018 Position Details Does this position require a P-Card?No Special Instructions to Applicants DepartmentVet Med Small Animal Medicine & Surg Job Closing Date Does this position have operation, access, or control offinancial resources?No Job Posting Date07/09/2018 Advertised Salary EEO Statement The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, geneticinformation, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation orprotected veteran status. Location of VacancyAthens Area Documented research productivity is desirable, and an interest indeveloping a research program is required. Salary and entry rankwill be commensurate with the applicant’s experience andqualifications. Appointment at the associate professor rankrequires a minimum of five years of experience in a similarposition; appointment at the rank of full professor requiresattainment of professor with tenure at an academicinstitution. Candidates must have a DVM or equivalent degree and have boardcertification OR have completed an approved residency of theAmerican College of Veterinary Surgeons or the European College ofVeterinary Surgeons. Appointment at the associate professor rankrequires a minimum of five years of experience in a similarposition; appointment at the rank of full professor requiresattainment of professor with tenure at an academicinstitution. Faculty RankOpen Rank Contract TypeFiscal (12 mo.) About the College/Unit/Department About the University of Georgia Position Summary Physical Demands Posting Details FLSA Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety,IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access tochemicals and medications) Posting TypeExternal Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?No Retirement PlanTRS or ORP Additional Requirements Duties/ResponsibilitiesPosting Specific QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResume/CVCover LetterList of References with Contact InformationOptional Documents Candidates must be veterinarians with board certification OR havecompleted an approved residency of the American College ofVeterinary Surgeons or the European College of VeterinarySurgeons. Standing/Walking Is driving a responsibility of this position?No Posting NumberF0017P Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Classification Title The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grantuniversity with statewide commitments and responsibilities is thestate’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversifiedinstitution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ). UGA is currentlyranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News &World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campusesin Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-charteredUniversity in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-timestaff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 studentsincluding over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate andprofessional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools andcolleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta Universityhoused on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. Candidates must be veterinarians with board certification OR havecompleted an approved residency of the American College ofVeterinary Surgeons or the European College of VeterinarySurgeons. Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/orCertification Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions withfinancial responsibilities. For additional information about thecredit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website. Does this position have direct interaction or care of childrenunder the age of 18 or direct patient care?last_img read more

NEONATAL HOSPITALIST

first_imgNegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Academic Staff-Renewable Provide patient care and teaching to a variety of learners.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Work Type: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . A536757-MEDICAL SCHOOL/PEDIATRICS/NEONATO Principal Duties: M.D. or equivalent, completion of U.S. pediatric residencyprogram. Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Employment Class: License or Certificate: To begin the application process, please click on the “” button.You will be asked to upload a CV and statement of interest withinthe application process.The deadline for assuring full consideration is March 1, 2021,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. JUNE 01, 2021 Institutional Statement on Diversity: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Applications Open: Jan 6 2021 Central Standard TimeApplications Close: Completion of US pediatric residency program. Interest in academicmedicine, involving teaching to a variety of learners is essential.Experience in an academic medical setting preferred.Candidates for Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professorrank must meet criteria for appointment at rank per UW School ofMedicine and Public Health guidelines for appointment and promotionon the Clinical-Teacher track. Position Summary:center_img Anticipated Begin Date: Department(s): Instructions to Applicants: 230034-AS Kelsey [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) WI medical licensure; BC/BE in pediatrics. Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICAL ASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICALASST PROF(D53NN) Salary: Contact: Job Number: Primarily provide clinical care to inpatient neonates at either theMeriter Hospital NICU or the American Family Children’s HospitalNICU as a hospitalist. This position interdigitates with bothfaculty neonatologists and neonatal nurse practitioners as well asmany other care providers.Teaching to a variety of learners, primarily during the course ofclinical care, is anticipated as well. Appointment Type, Duration: Degree and Area of Specialization: Job no: 230034-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPHPEDIATRICSNEONATOLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services Ongoing/Renewable Official Title:last_img read more

BRIEFS

first_imgRWJ Barnabas Health donates $10,000 to Puerto Rican relief fundRWJBarnabas Health has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross New Jersey Region for the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund for Puerto Rico, sponsored by Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz and Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka.Mary Ellen Clyne, president and chief executive officer of Clara Maass Medical Center, presented the check at the ARC fundraising event in Newark at the Flamboyan Manor on Sunday, Oct. 8 hosted by community leaders.U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Albio Sires also attended. Across the RWJBarnabas Health system, monetary and non-perishable goods, toiletries, and medications continue to be collected and sent to areas that are experiencing devastating destruction. Former resident offers one-shot writing class to get your story onto paperDo you have a piece of writing, or an idea for a piece of writing (memoir, novel, script), and you need feedback on it or ideas on how to get it published? Now you can learn how in your own back yard. Local novelist (and Reporter editor) Caren Lissner, a former Weehawken resident, is doing a one-shot writing (and publishing) class at Little City Books in Hoboken on the evening of Nov. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. It’s open to all stages, ages, and genres – from memoirs to fiction to scripts. The store is just five blocks from the Hoboken train station.Those who’ve written their story, essay, poem, novel excerpt, or screenplay can bring 1 to 5 double-spaced pages, or those who just want to participate in discussion (auditors) can come and sit in. But space is limited, so register using the link below or go to “events” at littlecitybooks.com.Lissner’s funny first novel, “Carrie Pilby,” was just turned into a comedy movie starring Nathan Lane, currently on Netflix. She has also published articles, essays, and satire in the New York Times, The Atlantic, Harper’s, McSweeney’s, and National Lampoon.Lissner has run publishing/writing seminars for adults and teens at the Secaucus Library, in other libraries and bookstores, and as part of a Scholastic Inc. program in Westchester County. Find out more at carenlissner.com.There is a nominal fee for the one-shot program, and it’s lower for those who are just auditing. For more information, clickhttp://www.littlecitybooks.com/get-it-out-reader or contact Lissner via her website, carenlissner.com. ×William McMillin gave an engineering presentation to Grades 6, 7 and 8 at Saint Augustine School in Union City. The children were mesmerized. He talked about different kinds of engineers and what education is needed to pursue them. The children will be visiting the Hoboken Sewerage Authority very soon. They all want to be engineers! William McMillin gave an engineering presentation to Grades 6, 7 and 8 at Saint Augustine School in Union City. The children were mesmerized. He talked about different kinds of engineers and what education is needed to pursue them. The children will be visiting the Hoboken Sewerage Authority very soon. They all want to be engineers!center_img North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue participates in drive to assist hurricane victimsNorth Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue (NHRFR) is doing its part to help the millions affected by the devastating impacts of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Hurricane Maria. NHRFR is teaming up with the Mayors of Guttenberg, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and West New York, as well as the North Hudson Firefighters and Fire Officers unions in collecting emergency supplies for all victims.“Like most Americans, our hearts were broken when we saw the footage of the destruction caused by these hurricanes,” said Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, who also serves as chairman of NHRFR’s Management Committee. “It’s hard to imagine a more worthy cause than this and all of the other mayors and I are honored to participate in this effort. We encourage all residents to participate along with us and contribute as much as they can.”NHRFR is seeking donations of bottled water, nonperishable foods, baby food, diapers (baby and adult), baby wipes, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, first aid kits, batteries, and insect repellent.No clothing, shoes or blankets can be accepted.Collections will be accepted every day of the week between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. NHRFR asks those dropping off donations to ring the bell to the firehouse and wait for a firefighter to greet them and accept the donations. In the event that the event that firefighters are out on a call, they will provide a box outside in which supplies may be left.The firehouses accepting donations are Safety 1, 6801 Madison St., Guttenberg; Engine 13, 7507 Hudson Ave., North Bergen; Engine 4, 541 29th St., Union City; Engine 5, 4610 Park Ave., Weehawken, and Squad 7, 11 Port Imperial Blvd., West New York.Residents seeking more information on donating can contact NHRFR Battalion Chief Alider Platts at (201) 601-3542. For any additional information contact Philip Swibinski at (201) 864-0600 or [email protected] last_img read more

Ocean City POPS and The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company presents – MARY POPPINS

first_imgAugust 8, 9 and 11 at 7:30 PM and August 10 at 2:00 PM at the Hughes Performing Arts CenterEveryone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure.One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!  Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron MacKintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Oliver and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.The jack-of-all trades,  Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family.  Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep.  Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again.  Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren’t the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect.  Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let.”A Musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and  the Walt Disney Film.Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.Book by Julian Fellowes.New  Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.Co-Created by Cameron MackintoshOcean City High School-Hughes PAC 6th Street and Atlantic AvenueOcean City, NJ 08226Map & DirectionsPhone: (609) 399-6111Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.ocnj.us/boxofficelast_img read more

Press release: UK and Pacific Islands sign trade continuity agreement

first_img I am delighted to sign this trade continuity agreement today as it will allow businesses to keep trading as freely as they do today, even in a no deal scenario.  This is good news for British business and consumers who will continue to benefit from the continued supply of products, including sugar and fish. The agreement will also benefit thousands of people in some of the furthest reaches of the Commonwealth, with around a quarter of Fijians relying on employment through the sugar industry according to the Fiji Sugar Corporation and more than a quarter of the sugarcane they produce being exported to the UK. A trade continuity agreement will see British businesses and consumers benefitting from continued trading arrangements with Fiji and Papua New Guinea after the UK leaves the EU.International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox signed the UK-Pacific agreement in London today (Thursday 14 March) with the Papua New Guinea and Fiji High Commissioners.The news has been welcomed by businesses including Tate & Lyle Sugars and Fiji Sugar Corporation, who say the sugar industry provides a living to nearly a quarter of the Fijian population.The agreement allows businesses to trade as freely as they do now, without any additional barriers or tariffs. It eliminates all tariffs on all goods imported from Fiji and Papua New Guinea into the UK and will gradually remove around 80% of tariffs on British exports to these countries.These preferential terms are part of the UK government’s commitment to supporting developing countries to reduce poverty through trade. It will help them to grow their economies, create jobs, increase incomes and reduce reliance on overseas aid in the long-term.In an announcement yesterday the government confirmed that it would retain tariffs on some products in a no deal scenario, including raw cane sugar and some types of fish, to protect livelihoods in developing countries.International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox said: The UK is a very important market for Fiji sugar exports, and strong historical trade links have been forged over time, built on Fiji’s market access to the UK. Fiji Sugar Corporation welcomes the news that a Pacific EPA replicated deal has been concluded. The sugar industry provides a living to nearly one quarter of the population of Fiji, so the importance of trade continuity cannot be underestimated. One company set to benefit from the Pacific Islands continuity agreement is UK business Tate and Lyle Sugars who over the last 5 years have sourced over 350,000 tonnes of raw cane sugar from Fiji.The firm, which directly employs 850 people in the UK, produces over 650 sugar, syrup and treacle products. This includes the iconic Lyle’s Golden Syrup – the UK’s oldest, unchanged brand.Gerald Mason, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Tate & Lyle Sugars said: Tate & Lyle Sugars warmly welcomes today’s signing of the Pacific trade continuity agreement. Fiji is a long-term supplier of ours. Ensuring we can continue to source raw cane sugar from there is critical to the future success of our business, particularly our two refineries in London and the 850 people we directly employ in the UK. We now look forward to continuing our close relationship with our suppliers in Fiji and the communities they in turn support. Graham Clark, CEO of Fiji Sugar Corporation said: In 2017 total trade between the UK and the region was worth around £369 million. Replicating this deal will allow the UK to continue building the trading relationship with two of the furthest reaches of Commonwealth.Based on current trade flows, fish exporters could save £2.1 million a year in tariff charges that could apply if the agreement wasn’t in place, while sugar exporters could save more than £8.6 million. Consumers in the UK will continue to benefit from more choice and lower prices for products from these countries.The agreement also ensures that other countries in the region may request to join the UK-Pacific Agreement in future, which would further build UK-Pacific trade links.The UK is seeking to provide continuity for existing EU trade agreements covering more than 70 countries that account for 11% of total UK trade and we are making good progress having recently signed agreements with Switzerland and Chile.Like all these agreements, the new UK-Pacific agreement replicates the existing trading arrangements as far as possible. It is expected to come into effect as soon as the implementation period ends in January 2021, or as soon as the UK leave the EU if we leave without a deal.last_img read more

Listen To The Debut Song From Alan Evans, DJ Williams & Darby Wolf’s Newest Project, Agent 3

first_imgWe always love when our favorite musicians come together for new exciting fusion. That’s why our attention piqued when we learned of Agent 3, a new project that features Soulive/Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe drummer Alan Evans, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe guitarist DJ Williams, and Rubblebucket keyboardist Darby Wolf.The trio announced their debut on YouTube, where they released the debut track “Agents From Below.” The newly formed group also announced plans to release their debut album in November, and will hit DROM in New York, NY on November 3rd (with more tour dates to follow). Additionally, a bio of the band reads “On stage, Agent 3 is a band that tours the world playing music for adoring fans….Off stage Agent 3, operating under Management, is a band of spies that surgically eliminates secret governments, terrorist groups, corrupt politicians and evil spy organizations.”Check out the band’s debut track, “Agents From Below,” streaming here.For fans of these kinds of funky collaborations, don’t miss Alan Evans’ upcoming performance at the exciting Brooklyn Comes Alive festival on October 22nd in Brooklyn, NY. Featuring over 50 musicians at three venues in one day, Evans will be featured as part of the debut performance of the All Brothers Band with Neal Evans (Soulive/Lettuce), Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), and Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band). The festival features members of The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Snarky Puppy, and so many more! Find out more by heading here.[via Jambands]last_img read more

COVID-19 vaccine theft charge dismissed against Texas doc

first_imgHOUSTON (AP) — A judge has dismissed a theft charge against a Houston area health department doctor who had been accused by prosecutors of stealing nine doses of coronavirus vaccine from a damaged vial and administering them to family and friends. Authorities had alleged that Hasan Gokal, who worked for Harris County Public Health, stole a vial of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine while working at a vaccination site at a suburban Houston park on Dec. 29.  But County Court-At-Law Judge Franklin Bynum on Monday found there was no probable cause to charge Gokal with theft. Paul Doyle, an attorney for Gokal, said his client’s name was disparaged and he was fired without cause. Prosecutors did not have immediate comment on the dismissal.last_img read more

Student body presidential candidates: Alex Kruszewski and Julia Dunbar

first_imgWho they are:Running for president on the ticket is junior Alex Kruszewski, a junior from Erie, Pennsylvania, majoring in finance and peace studies and living in Dillon Hall. Kruszewski has previously served in student government under the Blais-Shewit administration as Executive Controller, where he worked with administrators on financial matters, including tuition and club funding.Junior Julia Dunbar joins Kruszewski on the ticket, running as vice president. Dunbar, a Fairfax, Virginia, native and resident of Howard Hall, is majoring in neuroscience and behavior. Throughout her time at Notre Dame, Dunbar has been engaged in various projects at Notre Dame aimed at improving mental health on campus, serving as the director of the department of health and wellness in student government during her sophomore year.Top priority: Putting a plan in place to decrease student tuitionThe centerpiece of the Kruszewski-Dunbar agenda is decreasing student tuition, a project Kruszewski has been working on for the past year, developing a plan administrators had supported in the past, he said in an interview with The Observer on Saturday. Kruszewski — who cited similar models at European universities such as Oxford and Cambridge — claimed tuition could be cut in half in the next 15 years by creating endowments for yearly expenses which are currently included in tuition. If they assumed office, Kurszewski said he and Dunbar would set this plan into motion by launching a fundraising campaign among alumni.Best idea: Creating a multicultural student centerIn an attempt to fill empty spaces left by many campus partners moving to the Duncan Student Center, Kruszewski and Dunbar have proposed filling these empty spaces with a multicultural student center, which will help bring together underrepresented student groups and connect them with resources and faculty mentors. Dunbar said this center would create something good out of now-abandoned spaces. Worst idea: Bringing a Chick-fil-A to Eddy StreetOne of the eight centerpieces of the Kruszewski and Dunbar campaign is bringing a Chick-fil-A restaurant to Eddy Street with continued development south of campus. While there are certainly students who would be in favor of this plan, there are no signs that administration and developers would consider this idea after ignoring student input on the idea for the Duncan Student Center, a development project which student government actually did have the opportunity to influence. Focusing on this project would likely divert time and resources away from issues which could directly benefit students on campus.Most feasible: Completion of Callisto implementationThe ticket’s plan to deal with deal with sexual assault and reporting consists of several steps. Kruszewski and Dunbar proposed completing implementation of Callisto, a new software for reporting assaults and an initiative the Blais-Shewit administration has been making progress on for a year. Additionally, the ticket proposes a plan to establish a definition of consent in DuLac, where it does not currently exist. Dunbar said creating this definition would lead to easier and better-defined resolutions of cases of sexual assault reported to the University.Least feasible: Repeal three-year housing requirement While there are certainly feasibility problems with the ticket’s plan to decrease tuition — primarily that it in part relies upon donations in the beginning and requires complete administrative cooperation — there is less of a chance the University repeals the three-year housing requirement, as it has already passed approval of the Board of Trustees. Kruszewski and Dunbar proposed opening up a dialogue with administration on the issue, a strategy which is unlikely to change policy. Bottom Line: Experience and big, hard-to-achieve goalsThe key skill Kruszewski and Dunbar bring to the table is experience working in student government, whether it be Kruszewski’s financial experience or Dunbar’s background in mental health causes. This experience would help the ticket achieve many of its more reasonable goals, like the creation of a multicultural student center. That being said, many of the ticket’s bigger ideas — decreasing tuition and repealing the three-year housing requirement — seem hard to accomplish without complete administrative cooperation, which is by no means a guarantee. Tags: 2018 Student Government Insider, Alex Kruszewski, dulac, Julia Dunbar, Student governmentlast_img read more

Guatemalan Mayas Set Up Bilingual Educational Internet Portal

first_imgBy Dialogo August 13, 2009 Leaders of the K’iche’ indigenous community, one of the twenty-two Maya communities in Guatemala, have activated an educational internet portal with content in Spanish and in their native language, with support from a U.S. company and the U.S. government. “The Skoool portal (www.skoool.edu.gt) will offer online lessons, as well as digital teaching materials in both Spanish and K’iche’,” according to a statement issued by the portal’s general director, the vice president of sales and marketing for U.S. company Intel, Steve Dallman. He specified that the internet site is intended for students between nine and fourteen years old and was developed within the framework of the programs offered by the Central American country’s Ministry of Education. Dallman said that the portal will serve to strengthen intercultural bilingual education and was created under a cooperation agreement with Intel and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The objective is to integrate “technology and facilitate the Guatemalan educational community’s access to digital resources,” he indicated. The Minister of Education, Ana Ordóñez, commented that the portal’s launch seeks to “promote access to technology with sustainable educational approaches.” The K’iche’ make up 42% of Guatemala’s thirteen million inhabitants.last_img read more