College hosts lecture on global learning

first_imgColleges must follow through on their promises of global education, R. Michael Paige, professor of International and Intercultural Education at the University of Minnesota, said. In his lecture, “Global Learning and the Intercultural Dimension of Internationalization,” delivered at Saint Mary’s College on Friday, Paige said universities promise perspective students a global education, but rarely go beyond the promise. “Many times universities say they prepare globally perspective students, but the evidence is just not there,” he said. “The rhetoric often exceeds the practices.” In order to follow through on these promises, Paige said faculty members must encourage their students to study abroad. “Studying abroad stands as a beacon for students,” Paige said. “It is continuously listed as the most influential instrument in a student’s higher education learning experience. A real solid undergraduate education involves academic study abroad.” Paige said faculty must question how they can prepare and support their students’ global perspectives. “[Faculty must] foster a learning environment that prepares students to fully participate in the global community,” Paige said. “Colleges must have internationalization permeate the climate of learning.” Incorporating global learning into the curriculum will also make classes more engaging, he said. “Internationalization must be seen in the curriculum,” Paige said. “This aspect of learning makes courses more exciting and students love courses with an international dimension. We must be thinking how we teach and how we can enhance our student’s overall education.” Marc Belanger, professor of Political Science at Saint Mary’s, said he agrees with Paige’s perspective. “[Global learning] is important because today’sstudents simply will not be successful without an understanding of the global forces which impact how they live and work,” he said. “I have long believed it was our responsibility as humans to be globally aware.”last_img read more

E.C. FFA grabs second in competition

first_imgMembers pictured by sign (from left to right): Keegan Moster, Ellie Bonner, Amelia Hartman, and Bailey GrunkemeyerSt. Leon, In. — Four members of the East Central FFA Chapter competed in the Indiana State Wildlife CDE at John S. Wright Forestry Center of Purdue University. Members identified preserved animals, took a written exam, and evaluated wildlife habitats. The team placed 2nd with a score of 2651 points. The team consist of Keegan Moster, Amelia Hartman, Ellie Bonner, and Bailey Grunkemeyer. Keegan Moster placed in the top ten individuals.  Good job to those who competed!last_img read more

Thiago Silva eyes Premier League glory with Chelsea

first_imgThiago Silva has set his sights on winning the Premier League title with Chelsea, insisting he does not lack motivation in the twilight of his career. The defender joined Frank Lampard’s side from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in August and is waiting to make his Blues debut after being granted a longer break than his new team-mates. Loading… The Brazil centre-back clocked 36 today, but he does not agree with suggestions he is past his best and will not be able to cope with the physical demands of the Premier League Silva plans to feature at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and is targeting silverware with Chelsea after eight successful years with PSG, who won the French title and reached the Champions League final last season. “What motivates me, day by day, is the hunger to win; to win everything within my reach,” Silva told Chelsea’s website on Monday. “Coming to the Premier League, my main goal is to win the league title and I’m certain that we’ll be fighting for that every step of the way.” Read Also: Barcelona, Suarez part ways, nears Atletico switch “The club has gone a few years without spending big money, without regenerating the squad, but now we’re starting again on a new journey with some big signings,” Silva said. “I hope that this reboot will bring the same success as the club has enjoyed in the past.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea have spent around £200 million ($255 million) on Frank Lampard’s close-season rebuild, with Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz and Ben Chilwell all joining as well as Silva. Rennes goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is also expected to arrive soon as Chelsea seek to improve on last season’s fourth-place finish in the Premier League. Lampard’s side finished 33 points behind champions Liverpool, who beat them 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to underscore the gap between the teams. Silva wants to help Chelsea overhaul Liverpool and his experience and leadership could prove key elements in a defence that has been creaky since Lampard took charge last year. “As I’ve said before, the prospect of playing at the next World Cup is another thing that really drives me,” he added. “I’ll be more or less 38 years old by the time of the next World Cup and I’m hugely motivated to be in good shape for it.” Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffeelast_img read more

Woman slapped 11-year-old boy, used racist slur at Palm Beach amusement park

first_imgBoca Raton police arrested a 30-year-old woman after they say she slapped an 11-year-old child and called him a racist slur after his go-kart bumped hers at the Boomers amusement  park in Palm Beach.Haley Zager, 30, is facing felony child abuse charge.According to Boca Raton police court records Zager and the boy were driving go-karts at the Boomers amusement park Saturday night when they accidentally collided. They say Zager confronted the child after the ride, slapped him, and used a racial slur. Three Boomers employers witnessed the altercation, according to court records.According to WPEC, an arrest report states that Zager, when asked why she slapped the boy, said in front of an employee and bystanders, “That [expletive] [n-word] hit me in the back.”Court records say Zager admitted to officers that she struck the child, who had a swollen eye, but denied using the slur. Police say they also found a container of pills in her underwear and charged her will illegal possession of prescription drugs.Zager was released on her own recognizance Monday. Her public defender did not immediately respond to an email Wednesday morning seeking comment.last_img read more

D’Tigers Battle Argentina Again

first_imgAfter a revenge 96-92 victory over their Argentinian opponents in Monday’s first of two friendlies lined up as warm-up for the Rio Olympics next month, Nigeria’s senior national male basketball team, D’Tigers will today in the same Las Vegas battle the South Americans in the second game.The high point of Monday’s victory was the return of D’Tigers’ big man, Ike Diogu, the team’s co-captain, who was denied action at last year’s Afrobasket in Tunisia due to injury, as he hit 18 points with seven rebounds to his sterling performance.After trailing by three points in the first quarter at 24-27, the Diogu inspired team parading a rejuvenated Josh Akognon, who last appeared for the side in the 2009 Afrobasket, out-dunked the Argentines in the second quarter by five points, 50-45. D’Tigers took 35 shots from beyond the arc against their opponents and hit 15 of them, with seven of the 11 players that played knocking down three-pointers.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Beautiful Donegal Island voted the No.1 best experience in Ireland!

first_imgA stunning Donegal Island has been the voted the No.1 experience in Ireland by a leading Irish tourism website. Cruit Island, in West Donegal was voted the No.1 most authentic place to visit in Ireland, and was described as a ‘paradise’.Explore Ireland review all that is good about our beautiful country and serve as a guide to tourists to point them in the right direction. As we know, Donegal is the undisputed most beautiful county in Ireland – and that has been reiterated again by the experts from Explore Island.Explore Ireland listed their ‘Top Ten’ best experiences in Ireland, and this is what they had to say about the spectacular beauty of Cruit Island:1. Experience: Cruit Island, Donegal“Out of all my memories of this rugged part of the world, a cycle to Cruit Island on the Wild Atlantic Way remains the sharpest. “I never imagined there could be somewhere so beautiful. Gorgeous beaches (12, no less), wild horses on the shore, and a tiny population. Paradise.”Take note Minister for Agriculture and Marine Michael Creed and stop the crazy idea that erecting an Oyster Farm on this stunning area would be good for this area.Beautiful Donegal Island voted the No.1 best experience in Ireland! was last modified: October 17th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Man City vs QPR quiz

first_imgManchester City and Rangers meet at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday in a monumental match for both sides. Test your knowledge of the history between the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly. [wp-simple-survey-26]Will QPR get a point at Man City? Click here to voteWhy the omens are so good for City against QPRVideo: QPR fans react to dramatic victory against StokeFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Warriors HQ: Dubs ‘fell apart’ in final seconds of Game 2 vs. Clippers

first_img4:10: Warriors unveil … Beat writers Dieter Kurtenbach and Mark Medina review how the Warriors can “bounce back” from losing a stunning 31-point lead to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of their first round NBA playoffs series on Monday at Oracle Arena in Oakland.Here’s what you’ll hear in their latest podcast:1:00: Warriors have “made a habit of taking their foot off the accelerator.”2:10: Dubs lose DeMarcus Cousins to an injury, and lost the game because “they just imploded.”last_img read more

68 000 volunteer applications for 2010

first_img2 September 2009A total of 67 999 people from 170 countries have applied to become volunteers for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, with an average of 1 600 applications being received each day between 20 July and 31 August.2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) CEO Danny Jordaan said the programme proved to be hugely popular: “We are honoured by the incredible response we have received from around the world,” he said.Strong foreign responseAccording to the LOC, there was a strong response from outside of South Africa, with Nigerians showing great interest with the highest number of applications (750) from outside of the host country.The United States followed with 554 applications, while Brazil was close behind with 489. Zimbabweans registered 449 applications, while Italy managed an impressive 414.Other African countries that responded were Cameroon with 375, the Democratic Republic of Congo with 109, and Lesotho with 106.Local applicationsLocally, with two World Cup stadiums, Johannesburg came in with the most applications, receiving a total of 16 280 applications for Soccer City and Ellis Park.Pretoria received 8 496 applications, followed by the Nelson Mandela Bay with 7 365, Cape Town with 5 998, and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga province and Rustenburg in North West province coming close behind with 5 781 and 5 558 applications respectively.eThekwini/Durban received 5 148 volunteer applications, followed by Polokwane in Limpopo province with 5 503, and Mangaung/Bloemfontein in Free State province with 4 371 applications.Administrative supportThe LOC said that most volunteers had applied to provide administrative support for the tournament, as well as hospitality and ushering services, fan park services, and information technology and telecommunications.In order to assist with hearing-impaired spectators, 83 volunteer hopefuls have applied to work in sign language support.The next step is for the applications to be screened, with the interview process beginning in December. Overseas volunteers will be interviewed by teleconference, while host city interviews will be conducted simultaneously at venues in each city.Once the final selections have been made, the volunteers will then be trained in their respective fields before the World Cup kicks off.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Integration ‘key to Africa’s growth’

first_img9 May 2013 Closer regional integration will be crucial for addressing underlying weaknesses in Africa’s long-term competitiveness and ensuring that the continent delivers on its massive growth promise, according to the Africa Competitiveness Report 2013. The report, jointly produced by the African Development Bank, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum, was released on the opening day of the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting in Cape Town on Thursday. According to the report, despite the impressive growth strides made by many African economies, the continent’s competitiveness as a whole trails other emerging regions – especially in quality of institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic policies, education and technological adoption – while large gaps persist between its highest and lowest ranked economies. “Africa’s growth needs to be seen in the wider international context, where encouraging gains in economic growth belie an underlying weakness in its long-term competitiveness,” WEF chief economist Jennifer Blanke said in a statement on Thursday. “Regional integration is key to addressing this weakness through the delivery of wider social and economic benefits, and should be prioritised by Africa’s leaders as they look to ensure that Africa delivers on its promise.” Regional integration, according to the report, will be a key vehicle for helping Africa to diversify its economic base and create enough jobs for its young, fast-urbanising population. Gaiv Tata, Africa region director for the World Bank Group, said that Africa had been enjoying an economic transformation, with growth rates of more than 5% annually over the past decade. “To turn its economic gains into sustainable growth and shared prosperity, Africa’s public and private sectors must work together to connect the continent’s markets, deepen regional integration, and adopt reforms that enhance national competitiveness.” According to the report, Africa’s share of world trade remains low, despite numerous regional economic communities and market liberalisation at the domestic level, with intra-African trade being particularly limited. The report identifies cumbersome and non-transparent border administration, limited use of information communication technologies, and a persistent infrastructure deficit as the major barriers to higher levels of regional integration. Africa’s infrastructure deficit is identified as a particularly serious impediment, made more pronounced by growth in consumer markets and urbanisation. “Developing adequate and efficient infrastructure will assist African economies to increase productivity in manufacturing and service delivery, contribute to improvements in health and education, and help deliver more equitable distribution of national wealth,” the report states. Mthuli Ncube, chief economist at the African Development Bank, said that sustained high economic growth “often occurs in an environment where there is a meaningful infrastructure development. “It is therefore imperative that planning for both national and regional infrastructure projects is coupled with the requisite legal and regulatory framework that will allow for increased involvement of the private sector in infrastructure development on a public-private partnerships model,” Ncube said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more