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SMC alumna receives Fulbright Grant to teach English in Mongolia

first_imgSaint Mary’s class of 2016 alumna Eleanor Jones was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship Tuesday. Jones, who majored in global studies during her time at the College, received the English Teaching Assistant Fulbright Grant in Mongolia.According to a College press release, Jones is one of 1,900 U.S. citizens to travel abroad for the 2017-2018 school year through this program. She is also the ninth Saint Mary’s students to receive this scholarship since 1965.“I will be working at the Mongolian University of Life Sciences as an English Teaching Assistant,” Jones said in an email. “I still can’t believe that I received the grant.”According to the press release, Jones graduated manga cum laude in 2016. She received the Outstanding Senior Award from the Saint Mary’s Alumnae Association. During her time at Saint Mary’s, she led a food recovery program which donated unused food from the dining hall to the Center for the Homeless in South Bend and partnered with Dining Services to start a composting program.Jones said she worked closely with Dr. Laura Elder, the College’s Fulbright Advisor, to complete the application, which consists of a personal essay, a purpose of grant statement and academic transcripts.Jones said Saint Mary’s offered an abundance of intercultural experiences, which helped her on her path.“During my time at Saint Mary’s there were many opportunities to practice intercultural competency: the Intercultural Leadership Portfolio Program, my study abroad experience in South Africa, participation in the SUSI Program, working in the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership office, and, of course, my global studies coursework,” she said. “The experiences were what inspired me to apply for the Fulbright and, I believe, helped in my success in being awarded a grant.“I really appreciate all the professors who have supported me throughout my time at Saint Mary’s and their continued support after my graduation.”Jones said she has been in South Africa since August volunteering with the Open Arms Home for Children.“It has been a wonderful learning experience,” she said. “I feel so fortunate to be able to continue traveling and learning about new cultures through this Fulbright.” Tags: Eleanor Jones, fulbright grants, Mongolialast_img read more

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Halley Feiffer’s Crazy-Titled New Play Set to Premiere in MCC’s Season

first_img As previously reported, the upcoming MCC lineup also includes the New York premieres of Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride, John Pollono’s Lost Girls and Smokefall by Noah Haidle. The world premiere of Halley Feiffer’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City (say that in one breath) will round out MCC Theater’s 2015-16 season. The dark comedy will begin performances at off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel Theatre beginning in August 2016. Trip Cullman, who is set to direct, recently helmed Feiffer’s I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard at Atlantic Theater Company. Futher information, including exact dates and cast, will be announced at a later date. The play follows a young foul-mouthed comedienne and her middle-aged soon-to-be divorcee as their cancer patient mothers become roommates in the hospital. Through some extremely inappropriate jokes, the pair learns to treat pain with laughter together, despite their own messy relationship status. center_img View Commentslast_img read more

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Helping Squelch E. coli

first_imgHand washing, thoroughly cooking meats and using pasteurized juice and milk are the best ways to avoid food-borne illness like Monday’s Spokane, Wash., outbreak, said a University of Georgia professor. Press reports say seven young children, including five who attended the same Spokane day care center, were infected with the E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria. One child was hospitalized. Judy Harrison, a foods and nutrition professor with the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, has developed two training programs that focus on protecting young children and older adults from such illnesses. “Almost any food can cause illness if it’s mishandled,” Harrison said. “And mishandling often has to do with people not being careful about washing their hands.” Adults aren’t the only ones who have to be careful about washing hands, she said. Children may arrive at a day care center harboring pathogens such as E. coli without knowing it. “E. coli 1057:H7 infection begins with diarrhea, as do most food-borne illnesses,” Harrison said. “If you have a child who’s harboring an organism and he goes to the bathroom and doesn’t thoroughly wash his hands, the organism could be passed to other children.”It could be spread through hand-to-hand or hand-to-mouth contact,” she said. “Or it could be through the contamination getting on a toy or other object. It’s unclear just how long the pathogen could survive on toys or other objects. But it could be there long enough to infect another child.” An E. coli bacterium. (Photo courtesy the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.) download the .tif Cooking meat thoroughly, too, and using pasteurized juice and egg products at day care centers or programs for the elderly can prevent the outbreak of food-borne illnesses, Harrison said. “Cases of E. coli 0157:H7 have been attributed to children drinking unpasteurized juice,” she said. “E. coli 0157:H7 has been found to be more acid-tolerant than some pathogens. It can survive several days in things like unpasteurized juice.” E. coli hasn’t been shown to be a problem in egg products. But salmonella, which also can cause severe illnesses, is found in eggs. Pasteurizing of egg products and thorough cooking destroys salmonella. Harrison said the best way to make sure meat is thoroughly cooked is to use a meat thermometer. “We used to say if there wasn’t any pink left and the juices ran clear, you could consider the meat thoroughly cooked,” she said. “However, studies have shown that some ground beef will lose its pink color before it reaches 160 degrees. That’s the level necessary to kill E. coli 0157:H7 in beef.” Harrison’s training programs are available through county Extension Service FACS agents. The same agents can provide charts of the temperatures needed to kill food-borne pathogens.last_img read more

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Holiday pet perils

first_imgBy Dan RahnUniversity of GeorgiaFor pets, the holidays aren’t filled with festive flavors,colors, smells and sounds. They’re packed with peril.”Dogs and cats can encounter more dangerous things at Christmasthan are normally around them,” said Jim Strickland, a formerUniversity of Georgia Extension Service veterinarian, now”semiretired.”Some dangers are easy to recognize: the electrical cords thatlight up the Christmas tree and other decorations, for instance.”Dogs like to chew electrical cords,” Strickland said. “And theymay get the shock of their lives for Christmas.”Keep the cords out of the way of the pets, he said.Other dangersOther dangers may not seem at all dangerous to the pets’ owners– leftover turkey, for instance.”Too many leftovers and long, brittle bones can choke orpenetrate the digestive tract of dogs or cats,” Strickland said.”Table scraps can cause chronic digestive upset in dogs, too.”Holiday candies present special dangers.”Among candies, chocolate is the biggest danger for pets,”Strickland said.The toxic part of chocolate is called theobromine. It’s relatedto caffeine. For a dog or cat, it can be like a dose of cocaine,killing by overstimulating the heart.”It’s hard for a big dog to get enough chocolate candy to killit,” he said, pointing out that it takes 1 1/3 pounds of mildchocolate to kill a 25-pound dog. Smaller animals, though, caneat lethal doses of chocolate easily enough.Unsweetened baking chocolate is another story altogether. “Thathas 10 times as much theobromine as mild chocolate candy,”Strickland said. “It takes only 2 1/4 ounces of it to kill a 25-pound dog.”Hard candies, tooHard candies can be deadly, too. Dogs and cats can easily chokeon them. And hard candies, as well as small toys and parts oftoys and games, Christmas ornaments, etc., are all around petsduring the holidays.Other dangers that aren’t so obvious are the plants that providetraditional holiday color.”Things like mistletoe, poinsettias and Jerusalem cherry may betoxic to dogs and cats,” Strickland said.Knowing where your pet is when company arrives and leaves is amust. Outside, in the chill of the holidays, cats may seek warmthnear a car motors’ fans and belts, which could cause seriousinjury.Strickland doesn’t suggest doing without Christmas trees, turkey,mistletoe or candies for Christmas. He just wants people toremember their pets.”Just be aware of the potential dangers for pets at Christmas,”he said. “Keeping the pets happy and healthy can add to thepleasure of the holiday season.”(Dan Rahn is a news editor with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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EDF, Masdar secure financing to build Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm

first_imgEDF, Masdar secure financing to build Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, is poised to start generating wind power within three years as part of an effort to harness renewable energy to cut local demand for fossil fuels.The renewable energy units of Electricite de France SA and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Co. completed arrangements with Saudi and international banks to finance the project, according to a statement from Masdar, as the Abu Dhabi business is known. Masdar didn’t identify the lenders.EDF Renewables and Masdar won a contract in January to build the 400-megawatt Dumat Al Jandal facility, which is to begin producing electricity in the first quarter of 2022. The project will be the biggest wind-power plant in the Middle East when it begins producing, Masdar said.Saudi Arabia is seeking to develop new industries to wean its economy off oil. Its sovereign wealth fund plans to invest in renewable energy facilities and factories to make components for solar and wind farms. The country wants to use more natural gas and renewable energy to free up roughly 600,000 barrels of crude that it currently burns each day to generate power.The wind plant is to be built at Dumat Al Jandal city in northwestern Saudi Arabia, a region where state-owned Saudi Aramco installed a single wind turbine in January 2017.The energy ministry has pre-qualified 60 companies to bid for 12 renewables projects it plans to tender this year, starting this month, with a goal of adding 3,000 megawatts of capacity.More: Oil giant Saudi Arabia set to build first wind-power plantlast_img read more

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U.S. Dismantles Human Trafficking Network, Rescues 11 Victims

first_imgBy Dialogo January 22, 2013 Authorities in the United States arrested and charged 12 people for being involved in a human trafficking network aimed at prostitution that introduced women from Mexico and Nicaragua into the country, the U.S. Department of Justice informed on January 17. During Operation “Dark Night”, 11 victims were rescued and 44 precautionary arrests were made, according to a statement released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Joaquín Méndez Hernández, aka “El Flaco”, was the network leader, who brought women to the U.S. by promising them employment, then forcing them into sex work in several southeastern states, according to the accusation. Méndez Hernández once threatened a Mexican woman with deportation unless she received 25 customers a day, stated the accusation submitted before the court in Savannah, Georgia. “Few crimes are so harmful and damage victims as much as” sex trafficking does, ICE Director John Morton expressed. “We should not rest in the fight against this scourge, either in our country or abroad,” he added.last_img read more

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Indonesia posts trade deficit in April as exports, imports plunge

first_imgTopics : “There are two main factors: commodity prices fell significantly last month while the coronavirus pandemic upended global demand,” BPS head Suhariyanto told reporters on Friday during a streamed news conference.Commodity products are Indonesia’s top exports.The country’s oil and gas exports declined 17.7 percent yoy to $610 million as a result of falling oil prices, while exports of mining products fell 29.47 percent yoy to $1.54 billion. Exports of manufacturing products dropped 1.77 percent to $9.76 billion in April.Imports of consumption goods shrank 16.57 percent to $1.22 billion as a result of Indonesia’s weakening purchases of date palm and dairy products. Indonesia’s trade balance swung back to a trade deficit of US$350 million in April on the back of falling commodity prices and plummeting global demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) has announced.The economy posted $12.19 billion worth of exports in April, a decrease of 7.02 percent year-on-year (yoy) and the sharpest fall in eight months, as oil and gas exports plummeted.Meanwhile, total imports fell 18.58 percent to $12.54 billion last month, the biggest fall since October 2015, with Indonesians buying less of oil and gas as a result of the pandemic.center_img Imports of raw materials plummeted 19.13 percent to $9.36 billion, while imports of capital goods shrank 17.11 percent to $1.96 billion.“We should worry about falling imports of raw materials and capital goods as they will have a huge impact on the manufacturing and trade sectors, as well as the investment component in gross domestic product,” Suhariyanto warned.From January to April, the country booked a total of $53.95 billion in exports, an increase of 0.44 percent from last year’s figure, while imports were $51.71 billion from January to March, a 7.78 percent yoy decrease.Indonesia recorded a trade surplus of $2.25 billion during the first four months of the year, compared to a deficit of $2.35 billion in the same period last year.”The overall export performance in the January-April period is encouraging and far better than many expectations,” Suhariyanto said. “This is a positive sign amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”The World Trade Organization projected that global trade would shrink between 13 and 32 percent as the economic impact of the health crisis remained uncertain.The WTO forecasts a rebound in the 2021 global goods trade of between 21 and 24 percent, depending largely on the duration of the outbreak and the effectiveness of policy responses.last_img read more

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Ian Wright begs Mikel Arteta to sign Houssem Aouar after Liverpool defeat

first_imgIan Wright begs Mikel Arteta to sign Houssem Aouar after Liverpool defeat Arteta reflects after Arsenal are beaten 3-1 by LiverpoolTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:14FullscreenArteta reflects after Arsenal are beaten 3-1 by Liverpool is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Jurgen Klopp argues with Manchester United legend Roy Keane after Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal Sean KearnsTuesday 29 Sep 2020 6:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Advertisement Wright has urged Arsenal to sign Aouar (Picture: DAZN)Arsenal have submitted two bids for Aouar in the last week but Lyon are yet to receive an offer that meets their asking price.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd Wright has urged Arsenal to pay whatever it takes to get the Frenchman as he feels the defeat highlighted the Gunners’ need for a ball-player in midfield.‘It felt like a training game for Liverpool in respect of Arsenal were saying you can try and get out but we will press you,’ Wright told Premier League Productions.‘You can see that in Liverpool’s team everyone can move forward because Arsenal were starting so deep but what was evident to me was that we didn’t have that person in midfield who was comfortable enough on the ball until Ceballos came on.‘[They need] Someone who they can pass the ball to, who is comfortable to receive it with someone on his back, who can pop it off, who can turn it round the corner, ‘From there Arsenal can play but we can’t do that at the moment. That’s why it’s imperative we get Aouar from Lyon.‘He’s someone that can get on the ball and get the forwards going. you saw the chances that Ceballos made when he came on. that’s what Arsenal need.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are expected to offload Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi before the transfer window closes and the Gunners hope to sign Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.The Ghanian is more defensive-minded and Wright says if they fail to sign a player like Aouar then they will struggle to beat sides in the top six.‘What we’ve seen is that Arsenal can keep it to 3-1 but in times before Arsenal have really collapsed under Unai Emery and in the latter stages under Arsene Wenger,’ said Wright.‘They’re so much more organised now but with the organisation they need the right pieces in there. If they can’t get that player this is what will happen. We can beat the likes of Fulham but when it’s that type of calibre of team you’ll see Arsenal struggle.’center_img Comment Houssem Aouar is a target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes his former club will experience more defeats like their loss to Liverpool if they fail to sign Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar before the transfer window closes. The Gunners were beaten 3-1 by the Premier League champions at Anfield, despite taking the lead through Alexandre Lacazette in the first half.Arteta selected Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian and Lacazette in attack but the Gunners were pinned back for much of the game and the latter failed to take the side’s biggest chance of the game in the second half.The Gunners’ display improved significantly following the introduction of Dani Ceballos from the bench as Arsenal had a more attack-minded central midfielder to play through, as opposed to Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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These properties at Glenwood offer peace and relaxation on the cheap

first_img6 Brassington Road, GlenwoodWith wrap around verandas, hardwood timber floors, two-bedrooms and its own dam, this might be the quiet getaway for a bargain price that you’ve been looking.If something a bit newer with no work to do is more to your liking, then 14 Fleming Road for offers over $230,000 might the peaceful retreat for you. 292 Arborten Road, Glenwood.This three-bedroom home at 292 Arborten road, Glenwood recently sold for $245,000 on acreage just a hop, skip and a jump from the highway between Maryborough and Gympie and in-line with Rainbow Beach, as the crow flies. This home was as bargain buy selling for just $245,000.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoWhile this home offering the peaceful life is no longer on the market, there is plenty more where that came from.This cute as a button country cottage is asking only $185,000 at 6 Brassington Road, Glenwood. 14 Fleming Road, GlenwoodWith three-bedrooms, modern decor and a massive man shed this is definitely a bit of bling in the bush.If it’s quirky and quiet that you’re after then this two-bedroom home at 26 Arbornine Road is a must see.center_img This peaceful lifestyle you’re looking for might be at Glenwood, set in between Maryborough and Gympie and just 45 minutes from Rainbow Beach, and with bargain buy houses to boot.WHEN the agent warns that you need to book an inspection because the home is so secluded you can’t see it from the road, you know you’re on a winner for the peaceful life. 26 Arbornine Road, GlenwoodWith plenty of outdoor living space and lots of character it’s worth checking this home out with a $208,000 price tag.last_img read more

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Unusual marketing ploy pays off for bayside developer

first_imgPoint View Wynnum A developer took a punt when constructing its latest apartment project.Instead of selling off-the-plan, and therefore ensuring sales before development started, DDS Property Trust had faith in their product and built the 47 apartment complex anyway.And the unusual marketing approach is yielding results, with four sales already recorded at Point View Residences in Wynnum. Point View WynnumJust metres from the foreshore, Point View overlooks Greene Park and Wynnum Creek, and is minutes from shops, cafes, restaurants and Wynnum North Train Station.Mr Jones said the low maintenance, contemporary apartments made the most of Point View’s breezy bayside location.“The residences can be opened up to the cooling sea breezes, reducing reliance on airconditioning in the warmer months,” he said.“It’s perfect for those seeking a coastal lifestyle while still being just 14km from Brisbane’s CBD. “And the bonus is that the apartments are complete and ready to be moved into.” Most Point View apartments boast water views, while all have high ceilings, spacious, open-plan, tiled living areas flowing into a large private terrace, luxury fixtures, fittings and cabinetry, airconditioning, basement parking, video intercom security and lift access to all floors. Residents also have access to a private pool and an entertainment courtyard. Point View WynnumMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoMarketing agent Chris Jones, of Savills, said Point View’s spacious, open and contemporary residences had to be seen to be appreciated.“Off-the-plan sales work better for investors rather than owner-occupiers who want to see and feel the living spaces for themselves,” he said. “You can’t really grasp the panoramic bay and island views and the atmosphere of airy and breezy interiors until you’re in an apartment. DDS realised that and held off on marketing Point View until prospective buyers could see for themselves the modern coastal lifestyle that’s on offer here.”last_img read more

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