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USS Germantown Explores Hong Kong, China

first_img View post tag: asia View post tag: china Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Germantown Explores Hong Kong, China View post tag: USS Germantown View post tag: Hong Kongcenter_img USS Germantown Explores Hong Kong, China The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42), with embarked elements of the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, conducted a five day quality-of-life port visit to Hong Kong, China.After completing an arduous operational patrol of multinational exercises with regional partners over the summer and fall, the vessel entered the port of Hong Kong on October 13. During the visit the Sailors and Marines supported theater security initiatives by engaging with the local community and taking in the sights of culture of Hong Kong.Germantown’s crew and embarked Sailors and Marines took advantage of the opportunities provided to interact with the local community by conducting ship tours and taking part in several Community Service (COMSERV) projects.In addition to establishing lasting impressions through volunteer work in the community, USS Germantown welcomed distinguished guests aboard for an elaborate evening reception.[mappress mapid=”17246″]Image: US Navy October 22, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

City of South Bend to award emergency grants, host virtual Emergency Assistance Fair

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Previous articleThieves break into gun store in StevensvilleNext articleMichigan now testing those with mild symptoms for COVID-19 Brooklyne Beatty WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketcenter_img (Photo Supplied/City of South Bend) The City of South Bend is awarding emergency grants, and hosting an assistance fair, to help local small businesses impacted by the ongoing pandemic.The grants, totaling $600,000, are being awarded to a pair of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to provide small business loans to local firms.The two CDFIs, Bankable and Accion Serving Illinois and Indiana, both have long track records of lending to under-resourced borrowers.South Bend is also set to host an Emergency Assistance Fair for small businesses to learn more about emergency loans and other available COVID-19 relief.The fair is scheduled for Friday, April 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will be hosted virtually; attendees can view general information during the first 30 minutes of the event, then enter as many small group discussions as they’d like.You can join the event beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday by clicking here.Following the informational session, small group discussions with providers will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., with links to each provider’s sessions below:1st SourceAccionBankableCentierNDFCUPNCWoodforest By Brooklyne Beatty – April 15, 2020 0 351 Google+ City of South Bend to award emergency grants, host virtual Emergency Assistance Fair TAGSApril 17Emergency Assistance FairFridaygrantssmall businessSouth Bendvirtual Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Press release: UKEF supports UK firms to develop critical Ghanaian infrastructure

first_img Email [email protected] BackgroundUK Export Finance is the UK’s export credit agency and a government department, working alongside the Department for International Trade as an integral part of its strategy and operations.Our mission is to ensure that no viable UK export should fail for want of finance or insurance from the private market. We provide finance and insurance to help exporters win, fulfil and ensure they get paid for export contracts.Sectors in which UKEF has supported exports include: aerospace, healthcare, infrastructure, telecommunications and transport.UKEF has a national regional network of 24 export finance managers supporting export businesses.Our range of products includes: This is just one example of the work we are doing as part of the Government’s Export Strategy, an ambitious plan to grow exports to 35% of UK GDP. We’re supporting UK businesses with financial support provided by our award-winning export credit agency UK Export Finance, and teams around the world are on hand to provide market-specific support where needed. I encourage any business looking for similar financing support to get in touch with our team through the great.gov.uk website. Bond insurance policy Bond support scheme Buyer & supplier credit financing facility Direct lending facility Export insurance policy Export refinancing facility Export working capital scheme Letter of credit guarantee scheme Fabio Camara, Director, Contracta Construction UK Ltd said The completion of the Bekwai district hospital will have a significant positive impact on the standard of healthcare provided to the inhabitants of Bekwai. This crucial project would not have been delivered without the government’s support and we are delighted that UKEF has chosen to support Ghana’s on-going development and our overseas expansion. Matthew Shires, Managing Director, Eurofinsa said Cristiano Becker Hees, Managing Director, QGMI UK said International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox has today (27 February 2019) announced that UK Export Finance (UKEF) will support UK firms with £130 million for three projects in Ghana. Support will be provided to projects that have a direct impact on the country’s infrastructure and economic development, while delivering opportunities for British companies. The announcement was made at the latest meeting of the UK Ghana Business Council, a strategic partnership designed to encourage trade between the two countries.£70.3 million of the support will go towards a contract for Contracta Construction UK to develop and modernise Kumasi Central Market, a major trading centre in the Ashanti region which is currently visited by up to 800,000 people daily.UKEF will provide a direct loan and bank guarantee to Ghana’s Ministry of Finance to fund the contract, which will include improvements to electrical networks, water supplies, generators, fire detection systems and public transport.A guarantee for a £43.8 million loan will also be provided by UKEF to the Ministry of Finance to support the contract with QG Construction UK for the modernisation of Tamale Airport in the northern region of Ghana. The project will include the construction of a modern new international terminal building, access roads and ancillary facilities exclusive for civil aviation in the existing airport space.The expansion is designed to promote economic growth, to increase tourism and to boost socio-economic development by improving connections to the north of Ghana. It will also benefit Hajj pilgrims with the new Multipurpose Facility serving as a terminal building during the Hajj Season.Bekwai hospital will be provided with a guarantee for a £17.6 million loan from UKEF to support a contract between Ellipse UK and the Eurofinsa group. The companies will manage every aspect of the hospital’s completion including the supply and installation of medical equipment. Once completed, the hospital will have 120 beds, an emergency department, a maternity ward and an operating theatre.International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox MP said: Media enquiries: Robert Maccabe, Head of Press and Corporate Communications Mobile +44 (0)7791 797810 Tamale airport’s expansion is a priority for the Ghanaian Government, demonstrating the importance of improved transportation links to the continuing growth of the country’s economy and, particularly, the northern region of the country. We look forward to working on this transformational project and welcome the UK Government’s continued support of British exports overseas. Ghana is an increasingly dynamic economy and I am delighted that UKEF is supporting the development of the vital infrastructure that will underpin this growth. These projects will have a dramatic impact on trade, healthcare and transport in the country and demonstrate how British expertise across a number of sectors is improving vital infrastructure all over the world. UKEF’s flexible financial support played a key part in securing the Kumasi Central Market contract. Kumasi is a vital trading hub for the Ashanti region and West Africa’s largest market, and this modernisation will have huge benefits for vendors and customers, as well as for our continued international growth and UK supply chain. Our country cover positions outline our current cover policy and risk appetite for each country.last_img read more

KITA and Harvard connect to advance Korean Scholarship

first_imgHarvard University and the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) recently announced an agreement (Dec. 10) to advance modern Korean scholarship at the University.KITA, through its philanthropic arm, the Korea Sanhak Foundation (KSF), has broadened the gift terms of the $13 million Modern Korea Economy and Society Professorship to promote expanded academic opportunities at Harvard. In addition to supporting tenured or nontenured professors in modern Korean studies in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), the funds may now be used for related visiting faculty appointments, dissertation research and writing, graduate fellowship support, and research programs in modern Korean economy and society.“The agreement is wonderful news for KITA/KSF and for the University,” said Jorge I. Domínguez, Harvard’s vice provost for international affairs and Antonio Madero Professor of Mexican and Latin American Politics and Economics. “This is a significant gift, with important implications for Korean scholarship, and we are grateful to KITA and KSF for strengthening a partnership that the University holds in high regard.”Domínguez praised Il SaKong, KITA and KSF chairman and CEO — who also chairs the G20 Summit Korea Coordinating Committee — for his leadership in reaching a new accord. “Dr. SaKong was instrumental in facilitating the open dialogue that ultimately led to this announcement.”Harvard President Drew Faust, Lincoln Professor of History, described the agreement as a reaffirmation of the University’s commitment to advancing the field of modern Korean studies in the United States. “KITA and the Sanhak Foundation are enabling Harvard to attract talented faculty and to support young scholars,” she said. “I am grateful to Dr. SaKong for his passionate support of Korean scholarship, and for his efforts to broaden the scope of Harvard’s teaching and research in this important area of study.”First funded by KSF (formerly the Korean Traders Scholarship Foundation) in 1975, the gift has provided for teaching and research support of junior faculty, and for the naming of a senior faculty member to the chair. Carter Eckert, Yoon Se Young Professor of Korean History and acting director of Harvard’s Korea Institute, held the chair before assuming his current professorship.In highlighting the spirit of collaboration that led to the agreement, Domínguez noted the invaluable contributions of several Harvard faculty and staff, particularly Eckert; David McCann, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature and director of the Korea Institute; Dwight Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Research Professor of Political Economy; and Susan Lee Laurence, associate director of the Korea Institute.The Korea International Trade Association is the largest business association in the Republic of Korea. KITA currently has 65,000 member companies.last_img read more

K-12 education appears on downward slide as pandemic continues

first_img Is go-slow schools’ reopening failing kids? Related Another side effect is that children learning remotely are cut off from an important access point to the mental health care system at a time when learning remotely has been linked to higher levels of anxiety, depression, isolation, and vulnerability to abuse.“What we’ve done is made life much harder for children and simultaneously taken away the access point that so many kids have to the services that they need,” Levinson said.Levinson, who spoke at an online event, “The Coronavirus Pandemic: The Disrupted School Year and Public Health,” sponsored by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, GBH, and PRI’s “The World,” blamed an atmosphere of mistrust for handicapping U.S. schools’ response to the pandemic, and in particular for its slow response to the shifting scientific understanding of the relatively minor role children play in coronavirus transmission, a key factor in decisions about instituting in person or remote learning.Harvard Chan School Professor of Epidemiology Marc Lipsitch, who appeared at the event with Levinson Tuesday morning, said that early in the pandemic, public health officials were forced to make decisions with incomplete information about the virus’ impact on children and their role in transmitting the virus. Policies to shift to remote learning were approved then — appropriately — but in the ensuing months, the initial sense that children tend to get mild or asymptomatic illness and to have a reduced role in transmitting the virus has been bolstered by scientific data.“The balance has changed, and there’s sort of a mantra now that schools should be the last to close and the first to open,” said Professor of Epidemiology Marc Lipsitch (clockwise from top left). Joining the panel was Professor of Education Meira Levinson and moderator Elana Gordon. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff PhotographerThat, combined with a greater appreciation of the importance of schools in providing education and a host of other societal functions — socialization, feeding disadvantaged children, sports and exercise, even child care that allows parents to go to work — has shifted the view of experts to one in which in-person learning should be protected — as long as schools can provide appropriate infection safeguards, such as reducing density, masking, sanitizing, appropriate ventilation.“The balance has changed, and there’s sort of a mantra now that schools should be the last to close and the first to open,” said Lipsitch, director of the Chan School’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. “That really is based on the absolutely crucial nature of schools … but also because the data are emerging that at least the younger grades are typically not major foci of transmission — and there have just been papers coming out in the last few days affirming that — if there are significant control measures in place.”The question of school reopening, however, isn’t one determined purely by public health concerns. Levinson said that mistrust has become a powerful factor and, in many communities, teachers mistrust the school district; administrators mistrust teachers; and parents mistrust both. That dynamic was illustrated, she said, during recent school reopenings, including that in New York City, after which just about a third of students arrived in person for lessons.“We’re in a better place than we were and a worse place than, obviously, anyone would like us to be,” Levinson said. Pregnant women with COVID-19 may not pass virus to newborn, study suggests Looking at what the election will mean to education policy Limited sample provides insights that could improve care and inform vaccine timing Experts say it raises need to speed vaccinations, lifts herd immunity threshold center_img Experts see funds for safer schools, more civil discourse, inclusiveness policies Expert says health risks can be managed; educational, social, nutritional risks can’t American K-12 education is suffering through a difficult year, with one Harvard expert blaming a stew of mistrust, politicization, and fear for a pandemic response by schools that has seriously hampered learning for all but a privileged few and left an estimated 20 percent of remote learners receiving virtually no schooling at all.“Yes, they’re doing worse. We have really clear evidence of that,” Meira Levinson, a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, said of student performance in remote classrooms. “They [students] are not showing up as much; they’re not showing up as consistently; they are not doing as much when they do show up; and they’re not engaging in the same ways.”At the height of school closures, more than 90 percent of the world’s schools were closed, affecting 2 billion children, Levinson said, citing UNESCO figures. Today, about 213 million students are still fully remote, with many more in hybrid learning. Altogether, she said some 250 million children globally haven’t set foot in their physical classrooms for 10 months, including about a third of U.S. school-aged children.Levinson said one side effect of the pandemic is that educational inequities are getting worse, with students who were most disadvantaged before the coronavirus arrived falling even further behind, while many of their peers in private schools are keeping pace by learning in person or remotely in small classes with abundant tech support.“The inequities are getting worse,” Levinson said. “It’s an incredibly heterogenous pool that we’re talking about. For probably 20 percent of kids in the United States — and many, many around the world whose access to remote learning is maybe through the radio, or maybe through a television station, or through mailed packets or so forth — they may be getting basically nothing. They truly have now stopped getting schooling.” “What we’ve done is made life much harder for children and simultaneously taken away the access point that so many kids have to the services that they need.” — Meira Levinson, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Highly infectious coronavirus variant dampens prospects for summer return to normal Levinson traced the arrival of the us-against-them attitude to President Trump’s insistence last July that schools reopen in person. That politicized the issue, she said, shifting it from a collaborative search for solutions into one-side-versus-another.In the months to come, the two said, the rapid vaccination of teachers should help — they’re prioritized in the cohort to be vaccinated after 75-year-olds and people with two health risk factors, Lipsitch said — though a return to academic normalcy before next school year is unlikely. In addition, Lipsitch said, if the new, more transmissible virus variant from the U.K. becomes widespread in the U.S., that may change the calculus around whether it is safe to keep schools open and offers a key reason why it’s important to track the variant and make it the focus of control efforts.“If all goes well, or even with a little bit of wiggle room if everything doesn’t go perfectly well, that should be in time for next school year,” Lipsitch said of the likely timeframe for teacher vaccinations. “I think it’s hard to imagine getting a large amount of vaccine uptake in time to rescue much of this school year, even if teachers were put at the very top.”last_img read more

Meet The 360 Adventure Collective

first_imgWith over 675 members, 12 annual tradeshows, and 2,900 retailers, the association is working to connect more outdoor brands with more outdoor enthusiasts across the region.A non-profit association, 360 Adventure Collective was born earlier this year from the merger of the Eastern Outdoor Reps Association and the New England Sports Reps. For almost 40 years, both Organizations are focused on supporting both independent and non-independent sales representatives in the outdoor industry. From outdoor apparel and footwear to accessories and gear, they cover it all. They made the merger earlier this year to combine their efforts and expand their portfolio in an ever-changing retail environment.Helping Grow The Outdoor IndustryRun by reps, for reps, 360 Adventure Collective is comprised of the leading sales representatives in the outdoor industry. They provide a support system for their members by connecting them with the industry’s best retailers and vendors. The association accomplishes this by hosting multiple events across New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Southeast.A Local, Personalized Approach360 Adventure Collective hosts a dozen different trade shows along the East Coast each year. This offers a less costly, localized, and more personal approach for both reps and retailers to connect.  From Vermont to Alabama, they cover New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Southeast. Each show has a detailed list of exhibitors, product lines, floorplans, and programs. They also host different seminars at each event where reps can learn about what’s trending, marketing tactics, and more.Upcoming EventsJune 19-21: New England Summer ExpoJune 19-21: Mid-Atlantic Summer ExpoJune 19-21: Southeast Summer ExpoJune 26-27: Alabama Summer ExpoUpcoming MarketsJuly 11-12: Mid-Atlantic Summer MarketJuly 30-Aug 1: New England Summer MarketAugust 6-8: Southeast Summer Market“Our shows are smaller and typically more convenient, which not only streamlines my business in writing orders, but it allows my customers the opportunity to experience more of each line more intimately,” says 360 Adventure Collective rep, Samantha Flamand, “without the need for costly travel or loss in work time for all involved.”Visit their website to join and learn more about the association.Justin Forrest is an outdoor writer, fly fishing addict, and co-founder of Narrative North—based in Asheville, N.C. He posts pictures of cats and fishing on Instagram sometimes.last_img read more

Service via social media requires speed, engagement

first_imgResponse time and meaningful engagement with members are key factors to consider when carrying out a social media service strategy, according to “The State of Social Media Customer Service 2015,” a white paper from the Incite Group.Interacting with customers on social media allows a credit union to have a more human face and be more approachable to members.But to build engagement with members and improve their experience, credit unions must consider:• Speed. A J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Social Media Benchmark Study showed 67% of consumers used social media for service. But a Five9 report showed 49% will stop doing business with a company if they receive inadequate service.In other words, a slow response time can damage the credit union brand.Research by Simply Measured found only 10% of companies reply to a tweet within an hour, and the average response time is 5.1 hours. Respond more quickly and you’ll have more satisfied members. continue reading » 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

NAFCU supporting CUs through timely virtual education opportunities

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » While much of credit unions’ operations have changed amid the coronavirus pandemic, NAFCU’s commitment to providing top-notch education and training resources – with the tools and strategies needed to grow and succeed – has remained constant. In order to help credit unions meet the needs of their members and their communities, NAFCU has several educational opportunities this month for credit unions on a variety of timely issues, including risk, cybersecurity, insurance issues, and more.Through the association’s newly revamped Online Training Center, credit unions have access to critical training and updates from industry experts anytime and anywhere.Coming up this month, NAFCU is offering live webinars on issues related to:identifying and minimizing risk to your credit union;state and federal notice of cyber breaches; This post is currently collecting data…center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘Gene chip’ test could speed H5N1 diagnosis

first_imgNov 15, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Scientists say they have developed an inexpensive “gene chip” test that can quickly identify a variety of influenza A viruses, including H5N1, and is less apt to be confused by viral mutations than other tests are.A research team from the University of Colorado in Boulder and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the test and will report their results in the Dec 15 issue of Analytical Chemistry. The test involves a microarray of genetic material—short sequences of known RNA deposited on a microscope slide.The team says the test has a key advantage over other available tests in that it is based on a single gene segment that mutates less often than the gene segments used in other tests, meaning it may not have to be updated as frequently as viruses evolve.Researchers examined the test’s ability to identify 24 H5N1 viral isolates and distinguish them from seven non-H5N1 isolates. They found that the “MChip” provided complete information about virus type and subtype for 21 of the 24 H5N1 isolates and gave no false-positives, according to a news release from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which funded the research.The samples were collected between 2003 and 2006 from people and animals in places as widely separated as Vietnam, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan. Six of the human isolates were taken from an Indonesian family in which human-to-human transmission was suspected.Analysis of 47 samples consisting of influenza A viruses (subtypes H5N1, H3N2, and H1N1) and negative controls revealed the test’s clinical sensitivity was 97% and its clinical specificity was 100%, according to the journal article.Nancy J. Cox, PhD, director of the CDC’s influenza division and a coauthor of the report, said in the press release that the new technology, when commercially available, could revolutionize the way laboratories test for influenza.”The MChip could enable more scientists and physicians, possibly even those working in remote places, to more quickly test for H5N1 and to accurately identify the specific strain and its features,” Cox said. “This would greatly increase our ability to learn more about the viruses causing illnesses and take the best steps to respond.”Kathy L. Rowlen, PhD, a University of Colorado professor who led the research team, said in the news release that the MChip is an improvement over its predecessor, the FluChip. The latter uses three influenza genes—hemagglutinin (HA), neuraminidase (NA), and matrix (M)—whereas the MChip uses only the M gene.Rowlen said HA and NA are difficult to use in flu diagnostic tests because they mutate constantly. “The M segment is much less of a moving target than the HA and NA gene. We believe that a test based on this relatively unchanging gene segment will be more robust,” she said.The MChip displays results as a pattern of fluorescent spots that are automatically interpreted by artificial neural network software designed to eliminate human error. Rowlen said the software component will make the test easier to use in the field.Rowlen told CIDRAP News that a private company is negotiating with the University of Colorado to manufacture the test for commercial use. She projected that the deal will be completed within the next few months, but she wasn’t sure when the test would be submitted for approval to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). “It depends on how much time and energy the company can pour into it.”If approved by the FDA, the MChip system could be in great demand in a flu pandemic. Rowlen said foreign supply-chain disruptions in the event of a pandemic would probably not seriously affect MChip production. She said most of the raw materials used to make the test, such as glass slides and reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction reagents, are supplied by US companies. The cost of the raw materials is about $10.Dawson E, Moore CL, Dankbar DM, et al. Identification of A/H5N1 influenza viruses using a single gene diagnostic microarray. Anal Chem 2006 Dec 15, in pressSee also:Nov 13 NIAID press release on MChiphttp://www.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2006/Pages/mchip.aspxDawson ED, Moore CL, Smagala JA, et al. MChip: a tool for influenza surveillance. Anal Chem 2006 Nov 15;78(22):7610-5 [Abstract]Aug 29 CIDRAP News story on FluChip test: “New test may enable more labs to subtype flu viruses”last_img read more

SURVEY / Key obstacles to the development of agritourism in the Split-Dalmatia County

first_imgRELATED NEWS:COMPLETE STUDY OF ACCEPTANCE CAPACITIES OF TOURISM IN SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY PUBLISHED In order to know the real situation on the ground and with the aim of argumentative discussion, ie involving as many “brains” and sharing knowledge, because two heads are always smarter than one, I invite you to fill out surveys on key obstacles to agritourism in Split-Dalmatia counties.Namely, Ana Marinelić, a final year student of Management in Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Faculty of Economics in Split, is conducting a survey on the attitudes of key agritourism stakeholders on key obstacles to agrotourism development in the Split-Dalmatia County and prays that more Family farms as well as tourism experts are involved and give their opinion.The aim of the thesis is to bring a quality conclusion and possible solutions to possible problems of agritourism in the Split-Dalmatia County.Spatially the largest county in the Republic of Croatia, 14.045 km², rich in preserved nature, beautiful islands and coast, cultural attractions, from Diocletian’s Palace in Split to the old town of Hvar, Split-Dalmatia County is realizing its potential as one of the leading tourist areas. But is it really so? – Ana Marinelić asks.The high seasonal concentration of tourist demand and the pronounced coefficient of tourist saturation in coastal and island destinations, and the associated seasonal congestion of the existing communal and transport infrastructure indicate the need to diversify the tourist offer and “redirect” to rural SDŽ and agritourism. “The fact that 12.468 family farms are registered in the Split-Dalmatia County, while about 52 of them are engaged in tourism as a supplementary activity is the best indicator of the state of agritourism in the county, which really has great potential not only for tourism and the Croatian economy, but also for local population and revival. traditions ”, Marinelić points out, and invites everyone to take some time and answer the questions honestly.The survey is anonymous and all data remains strictly confidential and will be used exclusively in batch processing, and will later be used as part of a new project. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER portal HrTurizam.hr, the whole paper and publish.Survey 1 refers to owners / employees of agritourism, while the second survey is intended for owners / employees of family farms – family farms. If you want to help student Ana Marinelić with advice on the development of agrotourism in SDŽ, feel free to contact her via Linkedina, any advice will surely come in handy in making a dissertation.SURVEY 1 – For agritourism owners / employees  Key obstacles to the development of agritourism in the Split-Dalmatia CountySURVEY 2 Key obstacles to the development of agritourism in the Split-Dalmatia County – attitudes of agricultural holdings – for family farm ownersDo you think that education and knowledge is the most powerful weapon we can use for positive change? Do you agree with the statement that two heads are smarter than one? Do you encourage constructive and argumentative thinking, creativity and lifelong learning? Do you agree that knowledge must be available to everyone? Do you invest and encourage young people to show their knowledge and affirm themselves in their field of education and future work?If these values ​​are compatible with your business and personal philosophy, support the popularization of science in tourism and the Knowledge is Power project, which aims to popularize science and educate tourism professionals and encourage constructive and argumentative discussion because only then can we develop as individuals and as a society.More about the project KNOWLEDGE IS POWER which starts in early September find out HERElast_img read more

NZ Abortion Debate #1: Human Rights Explained….

first_imgHuman Rights. You may think you’ve always had yours, but you would be wrong!This video explains exactly when your human rights begin – and why.www.LoveThemBoth.nzwww.AbortionProcedures.nzlast_img

Mustard-Glazed Halibut Steaks.

first_imgFood & DiningLifestyle Mustard-Glazed Halibut Steaks. by: – July 13, 2011 Mustard-Glazed Halibut Steaks.Your favorite fish is even better on the grill. A simple sauce of Dijon-style mustard, lemon juice, melted margarine, and basil adds a lively note to these sizzling, flaky-fleshed grilled fish steaks.It is best to cook fresh fish the same day that you buy it, because it is perishable. When that isn’t possible, store fish in the coldest part of the refrigerator for up to two days.Ingredients:4 6-ounce fresh or frozen halibut steaks, cut 1 inch thick2 tablespoons margarine or butter2 tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard2 teaspoons snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 24 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Directions:Thaw fish, if frozen.In small saucepan heat margarine or butter, lemon juice, mustard, and basil over low heat until melted. Brush both sides of steaks with mustard mixture.Grill fish steaks on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 8 to 12 minutes or just until fish begins to flake easily when tested with a fork, turning once and brushing occasionally with mustard mixture. Makes 4 servings.To grill by indirect heat: Arrange preheated coals around a drip pan in a covered grill. Test for medium heat above pan. Place fish on the greased grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 8 to 12 minutes or just until fish begins to flake easily when tested with a fork, turning once and brushing occasionally with mustard mixture. Share Sharing is caring! Recipe source:Better Homes and Gardenslast_img read more

Your Man Utd move not for funfair, Lawal tells Ighalo

first_img Promoted ContentTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Pretty Awesome Shows That Just Got CanceledWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesome7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket Ighalo could make his debut for Manchester United when they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on February 17. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Super Eagles winger, Garba Lawal has advised Odion Ighalo to up his game and make the best out of his move to the English side, Manchester United. Loading… center_img Nigeria legend  warned Ighalo to expect tougher challenges than he faced at Watford. The striker completed a stunning move to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, signing a six-month contract with the Premier League club. Ighalo is no stranger to the Premier League after featuring for Watford for three seasons, scoring 33 goals in 82 league appearances and winning December’s Player of the Month award in 2015. However, Lawal has warned the 30-year-old to prepare for bigger challenges with the Red Devils, who are competing in the Europa League and aiming to finish in Premier League top four. “I want to say congratulation to him and there will be more challenges for him now week-in week-out because Manchester United is not Watford,” Lawal told Goal.Advertisement “The expectation from Manchester United will be much higher than Watford. It will be massive. It’s not going to be easy. “He has to prepare very well. The club will be expecting 100% from him which I believe he is capable of doing.” Lawal also believes the former Granada man will have no difficulty settling in the Premier League, given his experience. Read Also:Garba Lawal blames Eagles loss on poor tactics “I don’t think he will have a problem to settle quickly in the Premier League because he is a professional and has experience playing in England,” he added.last_img read more

2018 Brickyard 400 moves to September, picks up significance

first_imgIndianapolis, Ind. — Beginning in 2018 the Brickyard 400 will move to the month of September and become the final race of the regular season.The race in 2018 will be run September 9. The race will now determine the regular season champion and set the field for the 10-race playoff for the season title.“The Brickyard 400 has been one of NASCAR’s premier events for 25 years, and we’re thrilled the race is moving to one of the most important dates on the NASCAR calendar,” said J. Douglas Boles, IMS president. “Our fans will love the excitement that comes with crowning a regular season champion at The Racing Capital of the World, and the cooler temperatures of early September will make the race more enjoyable for everyone.The 2017 race will be run during the weekend July 21 through 23.last_img read more

Ellsworth’s Montigny commits to play basketball at Husson

first_img Latest Posts Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ELLSWORTH — Trinity Montigny just finished four years playing basketball as an Eagle. Now, she’s set to play four more.Montigny will continue her basketball career at the college level next year when she suits up for Husson University in Bangor. The outgoing Ellsworth senior finalized her decision over the weekend before informing Husson head coach Kissy Walker.“It feels good to finally know where I’m going,” Montigny said. “I’ve known for the past two years that playing basketball in college is what I was going to do, and Husson has always been a place I’ve looked up to.”At Ellsworth, Montigny was a major contributor from the moment she set foot on the court as a freshman in 2016-17. She was a three-time All-Big East Conference first-team selection and was named Big East Player of the Year this past season after leading the league in scoring for the second year in a row.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn Jan. 29, Montigny became the second player in Ellsworth girls’ basketball history to score 1,000 career points as she poured in 42 in the Eagles’ 80-35 Senior Night win over Foxcroft. Her final career victory came Feb. 11 as she converted a layup with 1.2 seconds left to give Ellsworth a prelim win over Mount Desert Island and earn her first trip to the Cross Insurance Center.Montigny applied to 16 schools during her college application process. Her final decision came down to offers to play basketball at Husson and Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H., and although both schools were appealing, the chance to play for a Husson program fresh off its fifth consecutive North Atlantic Conference championship was particularly so.“It was a long process, and I really liked Colby-Sawyer, too,” Montigny said. “I’ve been thinking for a while, and I made up my mind Saturday and told Kissy that day [that I would be coming to Husson]. She was super excited about it.”Montigny has been in touch with several members of the current Husson team, some of whom she’s seen at camps and faced on the high school basketball circuit in previous years. She’ll also be joining Southern Aroostook’s Makaelyn Porter, a friend and AAU teammate, in Husson’s 2020 recruiting class.After riding her choice to attend Ellsworth to great success, Montigny is ready to prove herself for one of Division III’s top programs. Now, Husson’s newest Eagle hopes she’s forged the way for the next generation of Ellsworth Eagles to establish legacies of their own.“I hope I was a role model the young kids could look up to,” Montigny said. “I’ll always remember the people and the community at Ellsworth. They prepared me greatly, and I’m so glad I made the decision I did.” Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020last_img read more

GBA to pull out all stops to send formidable team to the `Jamaica Versus’ series

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle, said his association would be pulling out all the stops to ensure a formidable team of boxers represent the Golden Arrowhead at the intended `Jamaica versus’ series which is slated for Jamaica in October.According to reports, the GBA was invited by the Jamaica Boxing Association (JBA) to be a part of the third annual `series’.Following the success of the Jamaica versus the Cayman Islands and Jamaica versus Panama, the JBA need a sterner test from the best in the Caribbean, hence an invitation was sent to the GBA to field a team.The JBA president, Stephen Jones is quoted as saying “those two successful events set the stage for what will be the most electrifying night of all when Caribbean powerhouse Team Guyana visits the shores of Jamaica in October.Guyana has been excelling at sports right across the board and boxing is certainly no different as they have been churning out Caribbean champions on all levels and have proven themselves as the nation to measure yourself against”.According to Ninvalle, to this end, a take-away lunch is planned for August 6 as a means of raising funds to help offset the expenses that the GBA will incur.last_img