Peace Corps.

first_imgThe University of Georgia has a new partner in education. The Peace Corps and UGAsigned an agreement Aug. 25 to link graduate study with Peace Corps service. The Master’sInternational Program will be conducted through the College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences. Only four other universities offer this opportunity in agriculture. It allows master’sdegree students to earn three to 12 academic credits for their Peace Corps service. The new program already has its first student. Leslie Marbury of Leesburg, Ga., amaster’s candidate in agricultural economics, will spend two years in Ghana. She will workwith a UGA research project studying hunger. Marbury has completed her first year ofgraduate course work. Photo: Janet Rodekohr Leslie Marbury, firstÿ Master’s International student at UGA Photo: Janet Rodekohrcenter_img Peace Corps Director Charles Baquet III “Many countries have the resources for satisfying hunger but for the distractionof the leadership of these countries,” said Charles Baguet III, Peace Corps director.”They don’t see the resources. Peace Corps volunteers get to situations like this andsee what’s out there. They could be naive enough and courageous enough to make it better.”This institution (UGA) is founded to educate,” Baquet said. “The PeaceCorps is continuing education. We feel confident receiving your graduates and giving themback to you as professionals.”Karen Holbrook, UGA Provost, agreed. “This is an important partnership between theUniversity of Georgia and the Peace Corps,” she said. “This is how we preparestudents for the future. We provide them with sound academic building materials anddevelop citizen scholars.”For more information on the Master’s International Program inAgriculture, call the UGA Office of InternationalAgriculture at (706) 542-7803.last_img read more

5 men who were trapped in a cave in Virginia have been rescued

first_imgCyclops Cave is on private property and the group did not have permission to enter. The men were found about 120 feet deep in the cave and were not carrying proper climbing gear. On Sunday, a group of men stuck in Cyclops Cave in southwest Virginia were safely rescued. Six men, ages 22 to 59-years-old, entered the cave on Friday with the intention to camp. The men became trapped in the cave when heavy rains made it difficult for them to escape. The youngest of the group was eventually able to exit the cave, alerting authorities to his brother, father, uncle, and two friends that were still trapped in the cave. The five men rescued were all taken to the hospital for suffering from hypothermia and exhaustion. last_img read more

7 things to keep in mind for your next leadership development program

first_img 59SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: Details Management ≠ Leadership – In fact leadership is fundamentally different from management. It means both managing tasks, but also know how to behave and engage those around you. The worst mistake that can be made is thinking that a manager is automatically a leader when they have yet to prove as such.There is no universal program – I catch myself saying, “there is no one size fits all,” on a all to regular basis about a number of different things. Doesn’t matter what it is, you show me a rule, and I will show you an exception. When that exception may be something as valuable as your staff, you can’t afford not to customize your approach because all initiatives that assume the same group of skills or style of leadership are appropriate regardless of strategy, organizational culture, or industry ultimately fails due to a complete lack of context.A shift in mindset is crucial – Nobody likes training. Even the word seems to have a negative connotation surrounding it. Luckily, this shouldn’t be a training which implies teaching skills not yet known, it is developing upon the existing qualities of leadership everyone naturally has within them.Have a plan to quantify a good leader – Being a leader is an achievement that everyone should strive for, but unlike gaining a new certification, there is no real definition for successfully become one. You need to establish a way to identify the type of leadership qualities your credit union needs so that you can find who exhibits them and move forward.Move away from goals and objectives – A workday if full task that need to be done. Unfortunately more often then not, management explains what needs to be done, and how to get it done. That does not promote leadership, it advocates a follower mentality. Instead let leaders find their own way by getting them to understand the reason behind why the company does something. Once they understand the purpose, explain the values that need to be upheld while THEY develop a solution.Anyone can be a leader – Remember that management and leadership are not the same. Leadership means having the ability to persuade and motivate peers without the formal authority of direct line management. Whatever development process that you create should be open to anyone and everyone who wants to become a better leader.It is worth it – Everyone in the financial industry understands money, what investing and saving can do for someone or a business. Nothing is more exciting than getting a huge ROI, and there is nothing better to invest in than the people around you.last_img read more

This week: NAFCU advocacy underway as Congress returns

first_img continue reading » The House and Senate return to session this week following the midterm elections and have a number of items to address during the lame duck session. NAFCU’s award-winning advocacy team will be on Capitol Hill engaging with lawmakers and working to advance credit union priorities before the end of the year.NAFCU is pushing for relief under the Bank Secrecy Act, data security and NCUA’s risk-based capital (RBC) rule before the year’s end. NAFCU will also be engaged as the Senate is expected to take up a number of pending nominations, which could include Kathy Kraninger to lead the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection; Rodney Hood’s nomination to serve on the NCUA Board has yet to be taken up by the Senate Banking Committee.Congress must also finish work on government spending, including the financial services and general government (FSGG) appropriations measure, and reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires Nov. 30. NAFCU has heavily advocated for full funding for the NCUA’s Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF) and Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, which is included in the Senate-passed version of the bill. Both Senate- and House-passed bills include full funding for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7(a) and 504 loan programs, which are used by credit unions. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

SCOTUS: TCPA exception violates First Amendment

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The U.S. Supreme Court Monday released its decision in a lawsuit, Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants, Inc., challenging the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s (TCPA) exception for government-backed debt. The Supreme Court found that it violates the First Amendment, upholding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s decision in the case.Under the exception, calls intended to collect a debt owed to or guaranteed by the U.S. are exempt from the TCPA. The Supreme Court found that this provision is severable from the TCPA, leaving the rest of the law intact. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals also previously found the exception violates the constitution.In addition to this issue, the Supreme Court could review the TCPA’s definition of an autodialer. In 2018, the Ninth Circuit expanded the definition; NAFCU has called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to take a narrower approach to defining an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS).NAFCU has actively engaged with the FCC on efforts to modernize the TCPA for many years to ensure credit unions can contact their members regarding important, time-sensitive information, without fear of frivolous litigation.last_img read more

Cardiff 0 – 1 Bristol C

first_imgBristol City took the Severnside derby spoils on Friday night, as they held on to beat Cardiff 1-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium.What proved to be the winning goal came inside 120 seconds of the first whistle, when Chris Martin tapped in Antoine Semenyo’s square ball to score his first league goal since joining the Robins from Derby in September – the visitor- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Neil Harris’ Bluebirds registered 17 shots throughout the encounter but failed to beat goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, meaning they stay 13th after a third defeat in four league games. Bristol City climb to second, two points behind leaders Reading.More to follow…What’s next?Both teams are next in action at 3pm on Saturday November 21, after the conclusion of next week’s international break. Cardiff travel to The Den to face Millwall, while Bristol City host Derby County at Ashton Gate.- Advertisement –last_img read more

NEWS SCAN: Pandemic library, business preparedness, TB and HIV, global malaria map, antibody production

first_imgMarch 24, 2009Pandemic flu resource library launched onlineTo improve the nation’s preparedness for pandemic influenza, a clearinghouse of pandemic communication materials was launched yesterday by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC), a group of more than 400 communication specialists from public health agencies and some private groups. The Pandemic Influenza Resource Library offers a wide variety of materials for state and local pandemic planning, such as fact sheets, posters, public service announcements, guidebooks, and questionnaires, the group said. Visitors to the site can add their own pandemic materials.[Pandemic flu library home page]British report finds business preparedness nearly staticThe business sector in the United Kingdom has improved little in the past decade in its preparedness for disasters and disruptions, including those caused by epidemics, according to a recent report by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Cabinet Office. The report, based on a survey of 1,012 senior executives, says that 52% of organizations have a business continuity plan, up from 47% in 2008, but overall preparedness is “near-stagnant,” the CMI said in a news release. The two top concerns facing organizations were electronic attacks and human disease, such as pandemic influenza, cited by 58% and 57%, respectively.WHO says 25% of TB deaths are HIV-relatedIn its annual report on tuberculosis (TB), the World Health Organization (WHO) said the number of new TB cases was stable in 2007, but one out of four TB deaths was related to HIV, twice as many as previously recognized. There were an estimated 1.37 million new cases of TB among HIV-infected people, with 456,000 deaths. The report also reveals that the proportion of African TB patients who were tested for HIV in 2007 was 37%, compared with just 4% in 2004. The annual report was released to mark World TB Day today.[WHO statement on TB death rates][WHO statement on World TB Day]Researchers create global map of malaria prevalenceResearchers have created a global map of malaria prevalence, based on 8,000 local surveys of Plasmodium falciparum infection rates, and published it in PLoS Medicine. The researchers report that the global level of malaria endemicity is much lower than indicated by historical maps. Nevertheless, in 2007, 2.4 billion people still had some level of risk for the disease, and 60% of them were living in areas with a stable risk of transmission. That included 690 million people in Central and Southeast Asia, 660 million in Africa, and 40 million in the Americas.[PLoS Medicine press release][Full text of report]Company wins DoD contract for fast antibody, vaccine productionXcellerex, Inc., of Marlboro, Mass., today announced its receipt of an $11 million phase 2 contract from the US Department of Defense to develop technology for accelerated manufacturing of monoclonal antibodies and vaccines. The new contract follows successful completion of a 12-month phase 1 contract, said the company, which is collaborating with Dowpharma, Biopharm Services, and deltaDOT on the project. The aim of the project is to help protect the US military from biologic threats.[Mar 24 Xcellerex statement]last_img read more

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decides between Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford for Man Utd penalty duties against Arsenal

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer decides between Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford for Man Utd penalty duties against Arsenal Comment Advertisement Marcus Rashford scored the decisive goal against PSG from the penalty spot (Picture: Getty)Paul Pogba will retain penalty-taking duties against Arsenal on Sunday, despite Marcus Rashford successfully stepping up to the plate in nerveless fashion against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.In the absence of the suspended France international, Rashford successfully converted an injury-time spot kick, the first he had taken in his professional club career, to complete United’s unprecedented Champions League comeback win.‘Of course there’s always doubts [he would miss],’ said Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the match.‘Normally Paul Pogba takes the penalties, but Rashford he is 21, there was a lot of pressure on the boy, but you could see no nerves. He’s fearless. The belief in the boys was fantastic.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityDespite Rashford, who also scored during England’s epic shootout win over Colombia at last summer’s World Cup, keeping his nerve, Pogba will be entrusted with penalty responsibilities should United be awarded one against Unai Emery’s side.Pogba has failed three times from 12 yards already this season, including during last weekend’s victory over Southampton, and draw criticism for his technique. Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by Angus Gunn during Man Utd’s win over Southampton last weekend (Picture: Getty)center_img Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku celebrated Manchester United’s win over PSG by hittting back at suggestions they had fallen out (Picture: Getty)Angus Gunn saved the 24-year-old’s injury-time effort with an outstretched leg after Pogba had denied teammate Romelu Lukaku to complete his first hat-trick for the club.The teammates reportedly had to be separated in the dressing room afterwards by their manager, but hit back at those claims on social media and during the post-match celebrations in Paris on Wednesday.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Mar 2019 2:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Penthouse with amazing views hits the market

first_img81/32 Agnes St, AlbionThis penthouse with expansive river and city views at 81/32 Agnes St, Albion has been listed for sale.The four-bedroom apartment has 4.5m high ceilings and open-plan living and dining spaces finished with marble flooring and a feature acoustic wall.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The kitchen includes Miele appliances and a butler’s pantry.There’s an expansive wraparound balcony to take in the vistas and the main bedroom has a marble dressing table, an ensuite with twin vanities, floor-to-ceiling marble and a private courtyard. Other features of the penthouse include a home automation system and laundry. Inspections: By appointment For sale: By negotiation Agent: Simon Caulfield, Place Kangaroo PointTel: 3906 2500, 0437 935 912last_img read more

Jaguars on victory path after Permaul destroys Red Force with seven for 28

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) — Veerasammy Permaul celebrated his call-up to the West Indies Twenty20 squad with the 21st five-wicket haul of his first class career, as Guyana Jaguars installed themselves as firm favourites to win their seventh round match in the Regional four-day championship against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force here Sunday.The 27-year-old left-arm spinner, named in the Windies squad to face Pakistan later this month, claimed seven for 28, a spell which sent the hosts tumbling for a hugely disappointing 183 in their second innings, on the penultimate day of the contest at Queen’s Park Oval.Set a paltry 56 for victory, Jaguars ended the day on three without loss, within touching distance of their second successive win.Earlier, tail-ender Romario Shepherd gathered his maiden half-century in only his second first class game as Jaguars, resuming on 246 for eight, were eventually dismissed for 330 — a healthy lead of 128 runs.Raymon Reifer, unbeaten on exactly 50 at the start, added only five before perishing in the day’s ninth over but Shepherd hit six fours in an 85-ball knock to see Jaguars past 300.Significantly, he put on 57 for the final wicket with Youth World Cup star Keemo Paul whose unbeaten 27 came from 37 deliveries and included three fours and a six.Fast bowler Marlon Richards (4-57) and left-arm spinner Bryan Charles (4-91) finished with four wickets apiece.Batting a second time, Red Force never really recovered from losing their captain Kyle Hope to the second ball of the innings, bowled by fellow Barbadian Raymon Reifer without a run on the board, and collapsed to 183 all out.Isaiah Rajah top-scored with 40, Yannic Cariah got 30 while Evin Lewis and Richards chipped in with 25 apiece.However, Red Force struggled to find partnerships and a stand of 48 for the second between Rajah and Lewis was the best of the innings.The left-handed Rajah, who faced 84 balls and counted four boundaries, added a further 39 for the fourth wicket with Cariah but the partnership proved in vain as Permaul wrecked the innings.RED FORCE innings 202Jaguars 1st Innings(overnight 246 for eight)S Hetmyer c Pierre b Charles 15R Chandrika c Cariah b Richards 17D Bishoo c wkp Katwaroo b Richards 39A Fudadin c & b Charles 57*L Johnson c wkp Katwaroo b Richards 7V Singh c Mohammed b Pierre 22R Reifer c Richards b Charles 55+A Bramble lbw b Charles 4V Permaul lbw b Richards 24R Shepherd b Pierre 53K Paul not out 27Extras (b8, w1, nb1) 10TOTAL (all out, 124 overs) 330Fall of wicket: 1-27, 2-47, 3-136, 4-144, 5-149, 6-196, 7-201, 8-243, 9-273, 10-330.Bowling: Richards 25-10-57-4, Philip 9-1-34-0, Charles 37-8-91-4, Imran Khan 25-1-88-0, Pierre 13-0-35-2, Mohammed 15-5-17-0.RED FORCE 2nd Innings*K Hope b Reifer 0E Lewis c Fudadin b Bishoo 25I Rajah lbw b Bishoo 40J Mohammed c wkp Bramble b Permaul 2Y Cariah lbw b Permaul 30I Khan c wkp Bramble b Permaul 28+S Katwaroo lbw b Permaul 4K Pierre c wkp Bramble b Permaul 19M Richards lbw b Permaul 25B Charles not out 1A Phillip lbw b Permaul 0Extras (b5, lb2, w1, nb1) 9TOTAL (all out, 57.5 overs) 183Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-48, 3-52, 4-91, 5-123, 6-129, 7-140, 8-172, 9-183, 10-183.Bowling: Reifer 5-1-21-1, Permaul 25.5-9-48-7, Shepherd 8-0-33-0, Bishoo 16-2-68-2, Johnson 3-0-6-0.JAGUARS 2nd Innings (target: 56 runs)S Hetmyer not out 2R Chandrika not out 1TOTAL (without loss, 4 overs) 3Bowling: Richards 2-0-3-0, Phillip 2-2-0-0.Position: Jaguars require 53 runs for victory with all 10 wickets intact.last_img read more