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Saint Mary’s debuts summer study abroad programs

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first_imgSaint Mary’s debuted two new summer study abroad programs this summer: the London LEB Program and an archeology program in Trim, Ireland.Both programs are open to students from all majors. The London LEB Program is a four-week program. Archeology in Ireland is a six-week program, but two- and four-week long options are also available, according to the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL).“I have always wanted to study abroad, but by virtue of being a transfer student and someone who is double majoring, I could never do a semester program,” senior Adrienne Whisman said. “So, I looked for summer programs.”Junior Kiersten Lieurance said students participate in the London LEB Program through Maryville University in St. Louis. This past summer, two Saint Mary’s students were participants: Lieurance and senior Allison Burns. Photo courtesy of Allison Burns Junior Lieurance, left, and senior Burns, right, pose in London in front of the London Eye. The two participated in the London LEB program in the summer of 2016.“It was so culture-driven,” Lieurance said. “We went to the businesses for class — it wasn’t classroom-based, it was more learning and cultural experience.”The program consists of one class and one practicum. Lieurance took a globalization course, coupled with a practicum at the Victoria and Albert Museum. “[The] part that I liked best about my classes was the opportunity I got to go and visit all of these prominent businesses in London,” Burns said. “We went to City Hall, the Houses of Parliament, Canary Wharf, Fuller’s Brewery and many others, and [we] discussed topics of globalization with prominent business leaders.”Participating in a practicum allows the students to take things they learned in their classes and take it into the real world. As part of their practicum, Burns and Lieurance studied an exhibit at the museum and, using what they gathered, created a marketing plan. “The London LEB Program helped me within my major by being able to actually go and see some of the places [and] things I’ve learned about in class,” Burns said. “Any program or experience that exposes me to the history, religion, art, literature and philosophy I’ve only previously read about in a book is amazing.”The opportunity to work in the museum added to the cultural experience the students received from living in London, Lieurance said. “It was a completely different culture, but everyone we worked with was very welcoming,” she said. “I think it was more a learning experience, getting to understand the difference between their culture and our culture and how that affects the worldly businesses.”The archeology program also presents an opportunity for students to gather “real world” experience. Students stay in Trim and excavate the remains of a 13th century Dominican friary, according to CWIL.“The Trim program is unique,” Whisman said. “It allows students to integrate into Irish culture through a homestay family as well as loads of free time to explore not only Trim, Ireland, but also the rest of Ireland and the U.K.”Study abroad programs at Saint Mary’s are coordinated by CWIL. Karen Chambers, faculty coordinator of the Ireland program, said CWIL tries to listen to the requests of students as to which programs they would like to partake in.“On occasion, we have had students request some type of active archaeology experience which we previously had not been able to offer in our portfolio,” she said. “We have a long relationship with Maynooth University — next fall is our 40th year partnering with Maynooth — so we have a long and sustained interest from our students in Ireland, so this program combined the two interests.”This responsiveness led to the establishment of the archeology program. Whisman and senior Caylin McCallick are two of the students that participated in this program. “I decided to go because I love history and the thought of being a part of discovering even a small part of history was extremely intriguing,” McCallick said. “I wanted to go to a place where I wouldn’t get in trouble for touching historical artifacts.”Students work with the Irish Archaeology Field School and with professors that work on site with them, Chambers said. It also fulfills several requirements for students.The program facilitates a homestay for students and requires them to walk to and from the work site. The homestay provides a cultural experience for students that cannot come from simply visiting Ireland as a tourist, Chambers said.“Ireland is a rich culture, but those who visit as a tourist miss much of the culture that makes it different than U.S. culture,” she said. “Our Trim program is highlighted by a homestay experience in which students are invited into the home life of a family in the town. Understanding cultural differences is inherent in the liberal arts education — seeing that ideas can be viewed differently and learning to appreciate that difference.”Whisman experienced this exploration of culture during her time in Trim.“The fact that the dig excavated a medieval friary made me nerd out so hard,” she said. “The dig and the program helped me see history as it was and how it is still with us today. I walked to the dig site every day passing ruins and castles. America doesn’t have the luxury of seeing the remains of history from 800 years ago, or even 5,000 years ago.”Tags: center for women’s intercultural leadership, Ireland, London, saint mary’s, SMC, study abroadlast_img read more

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Chautauqua County To Implement Three Clean Energy Projects

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first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN – A $150,000 Clean Energy Communities grant will allow Chautauqua County to implement three clean energy projects this year.County officials say the grant projects include purchasing three Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles to replace existing gasoline vehicles, installation of two electric vehicle charging stations for use by public facilities staff and converting to LED lighting at the Jamestown Airport’s Oak Hill Road tunnel, as well as the conversion of parking lot lighting at the DPF’s Falconer Shop to LEDs.Because electric vehicles and LED lights are substantially more energy efficient than the vehicles and lights they respectively replace, these projects will save the County nearly $40,000 per year in energy costs, officials said.“This is exciting news,” said Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel. “NYSERDA has led the charge in cost-saving measures as they relate to clean energy initiatives. I am excited to see the upgrades and the savings with this grant.” County Legislator Mark Odell said among local municipalities and the county, more than $600,000 has been awarded for energy projects.“As one of my first initiatives during my tenure on the Legislature, I am very proud of the collaborative effort that led to Chautauqua County’s ‘Clean Energy Community’ designation,” said Odell.“We also had several towns and villages within the County that have attained this status by completing high-impact energy-related actions and have received awards ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 to further improve and modernize their energy infrastructure as well. County-wide we had an influx of over $600,000 awarded through this initiative. Our attainment of this Clean Energy Community designation will further elevate Chautauqua County’s ranking for business recruitment as well.”“With this grant, the Department of Public Facilities is excited to help the State achieve its environmental goals by purchasing the first ever all-electric vehicles for use by DPF as well as replacing old and inefficient lighting at various county locations,” said Brad Bentley, Chautauqua County Director of Public Facilities. “This grant came at a great time, as DPF needs to replace old fleet vehicles, so this also has a direct savings.”last_img read more

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Anies issues decree on increasing Jakarta’s COVID-19 alertness level

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first_imgIn addition, Anies said the city administration would form a special COVID-19 command center for preventing, monitoring and addressing a potential outbreak. However, he said Jakarta residents should not be unduly alarmed. “Go about your day as usual and don’t spread news that has not been confirmed as true,” he said on Sunday as quoted by Antara news agency.The decree comes amid the viral circulation of a photograph that reportedly shows a Jakarta Health Agency report on a possible outbreak in the city. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has issued a gubernatorial decree on increasing the capital’s alertness in response to the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).In the decree, issued on Tuesday, Anies urged all city officials – including mayors, agency heads and district and subdistrict heads – to step up efforts to educate the public about the deadly virus.“We are supporting and organizing events to educate the public about how to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 infection in Jakarta,” Anies said in the decree. The post, which has since been mostly removed from social media, shows a presentation slide depicting a pie chart with the caption “COVID-19 cases based on case criteria,” with 32 cases marked as being under “supervision” and 115 cases as being “monitored.”The agency issued a statement to clarify the image on Friday, stating that the term “COVID-19 cases” on the slide only meant patients who had exhibited symptoms of the disease and had recently traveled to affected countries.center_img “The Jakarta Health Agency hereby states that all lab test results have shown that there are no COVID-19 patients in Jakarta,” the agency’s disease control and prevention division head, Dwi Oktavia, said in the statement. She acknowledged, however, that 115 people were being “monitored’ and that 32 people were “under supervision”, but did not detail whether these people had been tested for the disease or not. Dwi Oktavia did not immediately respond to The Jakarta Post’s requests for comment. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

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Charlie Rowe, NMPi: Prolonged uncertainty during lockdown has demanded flexibility

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first_img Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Submit Share Share StumbleUpon Related Articles DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting July 16, 2020 GVC aims for highest standards operating in an uncertain world June 24, 2020 As governments around the world begin to lift lockdown measures and social distancing becomes the new normal, companies around the world have had to adapt to the new measures in place.Speaking to Charlie Rowe, Head of Industry – iGaming at NMPi by Incubeta, he told SBC that he predicts more land-based companies will shift their operations online and that firms should invest in people, product and marketing to ‘hit the ground running’ in the post-COVID period.SBC: What do you think has been the biggest challenge for the industry as a whole in terms of adapting to working in a socially distanced environment?Charlie Rowe: Living in a digital age, brands who operate purely online haven’t been impacted too severely by having to close offices from an operational standpoint. However, like many other industries, there are some unique challenges that our new environments pose. Some people may be struggling with loneliness and their mental health, while others face distractions now they are working from home.The lack of sports is obviously a massive challenge for operators to tackle. With marketing departments essentially having to rip up their Q1 and Q2 roadmaps in order to consider how to achieve the best ROI from the products they use to attract new customers.In some countries, such as Spain, there have been total bans on gambling advertising while the crisis plays out. In other countries like Sweden, we’ve seen caps on how much an individual can deposit. So, marketers are not only having to adapt to internal business changes, but also external factors unique to each territory.The close of brick-and-mortar betting shops obviously presents a number of financial implications too; from rest costs to furloughing staff. Hopefully the peak has passed, and we’ll see casinos and betting shops opening up in the not-too-distant future.SBC: How have you adapted to the current climate?CR: I was impressed with how we as a business adapted to Covid-19. Our leadership and Central Support teams, and particularly our Operations Director, led a fast and seamless transition from office-based to home-based working. Specialising in digital marketing, we’ve been able to continue to fully support our clients virtually.Our iGaming team is no stranger to remote working; events and meetings with clients and partners often require a lot of travel across both the US and Europe. Working from hotels and airports is fairly common for us. While not being able to physically visit our clients is difficult, we’re hugely appreciative of companies such as SBC, who are hosting virtual events to keep the communication alive. We’re still able to speak to our industry peers and maintain a level of consistency with new partners.Lastly, we’ve been working on new ways to use our expertise to support businesses throughout this period. Our biggest project here has been our Virtual Learning Series, which sees our staff delivering training on specific channels and important topics to help others succeed.SBC: Do you think the global pandemic will make companies rethink how they operate? Or do you think it will be business as usual once lockdown ends?CR: This period of prolonged uncertainty has demanded flexibility from the world of business, and I think this will continue after lockdown restrictions are lifted. We have been forced to operate in a much more fluid environment: working from home, virtual communications, and flexible working hours. Now we have seen how well this can work, I think many senior leadership teams will support this flexible model in the future. Day-to-day office operations will probably look very different, even as we try to return to normality.Looking specifically at the world of gambling, we’ve seen the closure of all physical casinos, which has put a large strain on the finances of businesses who are still paying rent, bills, and facing the furloughing of staff. Those with an online proposition, however, are seeing increases in performance as they pick up new customers who would ordinarily be gambling in person. This shift in consumer behaviour is likely to increase, and so we may see companies with physical casinos shifting investments more into online.SBC: What would be your biggest bit of advice for betting and gaming businesses trying to mitigate the impact of COVID-19?CR: Prioritise the areas which are going to provide results, and don’t waste time and money trialling new areas. Operators with casino products, for example, can still focus on this at home. It will also be key to focus on the fundamentals of marketing, so that when sports betting activity starts up again, your foundations are well-built and maintained. If tracking and measurement hasn’t previously been a strong area, now is the time to focus on getting this right.This time can also be used to help with your team’s learning and development, and to fill gaps in experience by focusing on areas the team aren’t as specialised in. You can speak to the likes of Google for tips on how to up-skill your workforce.Ensure you invest in your people, product and marketing to get your business ready to hit the ground running post Covid-19. Lastly, consider ways that you could innovate. Ask yourself, are you being dynamic in the ways you reach your customers? Are you utilising your feeds to better support the campaigns you are running? Are you automating campaigns more effectively? An internal audit is a good way to explore if you are making full use of your marketing spend.last_img read more

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Police ask for public’s help identifying suspects after car theft in Mason City Monday

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first_imgMASON CITY — Mason City police are continuing to ask for the public’s help in identifying two suspects from a car theft on Monday.The Police Department’s Mike McKelvey says at around 11 o’clock on Monday morning, a car was stolen from a convenience store parking lot at 1st and North Monroe, with the owner of the car leaving their keys in the unlocked and unattended car in the lot for several minutes.A male and female who were captured on a security camera were inside the store with two young children prior to the theft. After purchasing some inexpensive items, the male exited the store and allegedly drove away alone in the car without the owner’s consent. The car was found a short time later abandoned in the 1200 block of North Washington.McKelvey says anyone who recognizes the male or female or knows their whereabouts is asked to contact the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636.last_img read more

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SWILLY SEAL MATTHEW STRIKES GOLD AT NATIONAL FINALS

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first_imgMatthew Curran from Swilly Seals ASC in Letterkenny struck Gold in All Ireland Community Games national finals in Athlone today.He won the gold medal in the blue ribbon 50Meter freestyle event representing his county, Donegal.Matthew is a really fast improving swimmer and trains 5 – 6 time per week. He would often swim 25/30km per week during his training regime.His time of 26.60 was fast and he joins a very select group from Swilly Seals won have won Gold on behalf of Donegal at national Finals.  On Saturday, the Donegal girls brought home 3 golds (Freestyle U8, Freestyle U12, and the 4x25m relay), one bronze (Breaststroke U14), two fourth place medals (Backstroke U14 and Backstroke U16). This was 10% of the total medals on offer that day. Also, a couple of other swimmers reached the semi-finals in their events. This is a huge achievement for girls’ swimming in Donegal. These girls come from the Marlins club (Ballyshannon), Swilly Seals (Letterkenny) and IASC (Buncrana). SWILLY SEAL MATTHEW STRIKES GOLD AT NATIONAL FINALS was last modified: August 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

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