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  • Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants share their cultures and languages

    first_imgNotre Dame is currently hosting 11 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs).The FLTA program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The prestigious program supports teaching assistantships in over 30 languages at hundreds of institutions of higher learning. The program has motives similar to that of study abroad programs — to enrich the lives of all involved through the exchange of cultures and languages.The program is highly competitive, and FLTA scholars must compete against other top applicants in their countries for a limited number of spots. Graduate student Fabielle Rocha Cruz secured one of these spots from her native country of Brazil and now teaches Portuguese.“For such a big country, there were only 20 spots available, so I got one, running against the whole [of Brazil],” she said.During the 2018-2019 school year, 400 scholars were chosen from over 50 countries to teach their languages and share their cultures in universities and communities across the United States.Graduate student John Prendergast, from Ireland, is currently teaching the Irish language — Gaeilige — in the department of Irish language and literature. Pendergast has previously taught or tutored classes in the language at universities in Montana, Canada and Wales.“Each FLTA that comes to Notre Dame brings with herself or himself their own history, language and rich interwoven tapestry of culture,” Prendergast said. “Sharing and exposing these facets of their identities with the University is not only rich and rewarding, but a sheer necessity in today’s globalized climate.”Graduate student Pooja Ranade is from India and is teaching two courses in Hindi this semester. Before participating in the program, she was an Assistant Professor of English at Savitribai Phule Pune University in India.This year she, along with other Notre Dame FLTAs, has participated in community outreach and teaches Indian culture and Hindi at local elementary schools.“It is like a mini gateway to the world,” Ranade said.FLTAs at Notre Dame do not just teach classes, but also take them. Each semester the teaching assistants take three Notre Dame courses, one of which must be with the American studies department. This allows the scholars to learn while they teach.“We face so many different emotions at once that I feel like there are a million different things I have learned about myself and about the world,” Rocha Cruz said. “It is a globalized version of living, much more than my local community back in Brazil.”FLTAs also share their home worlds with each other. As part of the networking and professional development enmeshed with the program, all 400 teaching assistants gathered in Washington, D.C. last semester for a mid-year enrichment conference.“Being amongst so many different voices, intellects and backgrounds was hugely inspiring and reinforced my deep-seated belief that no matter how different people may seem, we’re all bound together by our shared humanity,” Prendergast said.Notre Dame has one of the largest groups of FLTAs in the country. They work together through interdisciplinary measures to, “foster great moments with our language and culture, in order to nurture the idea of human beings rather than individuals,” Rocha Cruz said.Rocha Cruz said she found an incredible sense of community at Notre Dame.“Notre Dame became our home, and so we take care of it the way it should,” she said.Tags: FLTA, Fulbright, Fulbright foreign language teaching assistantslast_img read more

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  • Motorcycle Rider Flown From Crash Scene After Being Rear Ended

    first_imgMGN ImageKIANTONE – A Pennsylvania woman was charged with following too closely after allegedly rear ending a motorcycle Friday evening on Kiantone Road in the Town of Kiantone.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Amy Mahaffey, 34, of Russell, rear ended a 68-year-old man on a motorcycle.The man deputies say was transported from the scene via helicopter for apparent non-life threatening injuries.Mahaffey was also transported from the scene for non-life threatening injuries, deputies said. She was also issued a traffic ticket to appear in the Town of Kiantone Court at a later date. Share: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)last_img read more

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  • Colombian Army’s Air Assault Division Supports Rescue Missions and Firefighting Operations

    first_imgThe two units and their recent records of success demonstrate a Colombian Army that has become versatile and effective in ensuring safety for the people of Colombia, no matter what the challenge. Currently, the C-SAR has 100 members distributed throughout all of the Army’s divisions; all are trained in combat, rescue missions, and humanitarian assistance and operate in jungle, mountain, urban, and amphibian terrains. “Without a unit with these characteristics and skills, many Armed Forces members wouldn’t have been saved and rescued,” Capt. Acosta said. In each of these operational environments, C-SAR’s members use a variety of rescue techniques mainly associated with UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, including, among others, STABO – the extraction of a stabilized body via a harness attached to hovering Black Hawks – the use of air rescue vests, and complex landing maneuvers for non-combat situations. Through these and other techniques, C-SAR’s Soldiers have rescued 10,378 Troops, 2,131 enemy combatants, and 646 civilians since the unit’s inception 15 years ago. In August alone, C-SAR Soldiers rescued six service members in the departments of Caquetá and Huila. Colombia’s Company of Search and Combat Rescue (C-SAR for its acronym in English), part of the Army’s Air Assault Division (DAVAA, for its acronym in Spanish), has carried out 154 search and rescue operations nationwide since January 1st – a feat encompassing the evacuation of 244 Soldiers, 55 wounded enemy combatants, and 44 civilians. Similarly, the 25th Division’s Company of Aeronautical Firefighters has grown in relevance in recent years. In those cases, the unit uses Bambi Buckets to pour between 400 and 500 gallons of a mix of water and fire retardant chemicals to subdue blazes. “We want to participate in an active and proactive manner in the control of forest fires at a national level. We want to make our mission a constitutional mission to support this task jointly and coordinated with the rest of the Armed Forces and with Colombia’s firefighters.” The C-SAR group Aeronautical firefigthers “The importance of the Search and Combat Rescue Company for the National Army is that this unit’s mission guarantees the survival of the members of the Armed Forces.” Meanwhile, the Army’s 25th Battalion Company of Aeronautical Firefighters has made its own contribution to rescue efforts in the country, battling nearly 50 wildfires in the departments of Boyacá, Cundinamarca, and Tolima. As their mandate has grown, so has the unit and its capabilities. Today, the Company of Aeronautical Firefighters is composed of 34 highly-trained service members who use land and air vehicles to fight wildfires, primarily in the departments surrounding the military base at Tolemaida, located in the center of Colombia. The force uses 4×4 armored vehicles to coordinate land operations, and UH-1 Bell, UH-60 Black Hawk, and other kinds of helicopters to support air operations, which are indispensable in major wildfire scenarios. Aeronautical firefighters have existed for more than two decades, but until recently they were limited to handling accidents or fires near Military bases, according to Captain Juan López, the group’s commander. Now, their mandate extends far beyond that – a fortunate occurrence given a surge in wildfires in recent years. They’ve proven particularly useful in the last two months, as Colombia’s harsh dry season this year has led to a spike in wildfires. From January to early September, the Company of Aeronautical Firefighters has combated twice the number of wildfires it dealt with in all of 2014, an indication of the unit’s growing role, according to Capt. López, who expects the total number of operations for the year to reach almost 100. Ten Special Forces Troops formed the C-SAR group on January 14, 2000, dedicating their efforts to rescuing and safekeeping fellow Troops. Since then, the unit has since grown in size and importance and has expanded to cover the entire country, said Captain Gabriel Acosta, a C-SAR officer. By Dialogo September 16, 2015 Very good. last_img read more

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  • Brazilian Armed Forces Fight Environmental Crimes in the Amazon

    first_imgBy Eduardo Szklarz / Diálogo March 16, 2020 Recent data from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE, in Portuguese) indicates that the Brazilian Amazon lost 3,769 square miles of vegetation in a single year. The deforested area, which is larger than Puerto Rico, refers to the period of August 2018-July 2019, and increased 29.5 percent compared to the previous year.The Amazon Deforestation Satellite Monitoring Project, which generates yearly reports, provided this information. According to INPE, the deforested area is the largest since 2008.Faced with this reality, the Brazilian Armed Forces have been dedicating efforts to the fight against deforestation, illegal mining, and illegally setting fires in the Amazon. For instance, in December 2019, the Brazilian Army conducted Operation Puretê I to fight environmental crimes in the state of Amazonas, which represented 14.5 percent of the deforested area in the past year.Service members from the 16th Jungle Infantry Brigade entered the Içá and Puretê River region, near the border with Colombia and the center of illegal extraction of timber and minerals. “Service members from the 3rd Special Forces Company and 2nd Special Border Platoon, who patrolled the entire Puretê River channel and part of the Içá River, also participated,” said the Brazilian Army’s Social Communication Center (CCOMSEx, in Portuguese) to Diálogo.Federal Police agents and the Brazilian Institute of Environment also joined Puretê I, with the support of two Jungle Operations detachments from the Solimões Border Command/8th Jungle Infantry Battalion (Cmdo Fron Sol/8º BIS, in Portuguese), and a helicopter from the 4th Army Aviation Battalion.With help from the 4th Army Aviation Battalion, Brazilian service members curbed drug trade, deforestation, and illegal mining in the Amazon, during Operation Puretê I. (Photo: Brazilian Army)“The agents and the Army curbed transnational narcotrafficking and crimes against the environment, especially illegal mining,” CCOMSEx said. “The operation was carried out by monitoring gold dredges located in the Puretê River.”The Cmdo Fron Sol/8º BIS Platoon contributed to the seizure of roughly 10,000 alevins (recently hatched fish) of various species from inside a speedboat, CCOMSEx said. The fish were taken to the Federal Police station.Cooperation with ColombiaBrazilian service members have increased cooperation efforts with the armed forces of neighboring countries in order to preserve the Amazon. One of these initiatives is the annual Regional Military Exchange Meeting between Brazil and Colombia to curb environmental and transnational crimes.“This activity is essential to coordinate procedures to combat crimes along the border,” CCOMSEx said. “The goal is to exchange experiences and knowledge of common interest linked to control and security in the border region, in addition to fostering friendly ties and camaraderie among participating service members.”Coordinated actionThe Brazilian Armed Forces also intensified coordination with civilian authorities to fight environmental crimes in the country’s northern region. Such was the case of the joint operation conducted on February 10, 2020, when Civil Police officers, Amazonas Environmental Protection Institute (IPAAM, in Portuguese), and Military Police from the Amazonas Environmental Police Battalion blocked an illegal logging company that operated in the municipality of Manacapuru.“We seized a tractor, equipment used to extract timber, and a large amount of unregistered timber,” said Chief Police Officer Carla Biaggi, head of the Police Precinct Specialized in Crimes Against the Environment and Urbanism of the Civil Police of Amazonas.In the second half of 2019, IPAAM implemented a remote sensor system to improve the detection of environmental crimes. The technique maps deforestations and fires through sensors installed in satellites.“The use of this technology will allow us to identify and take measures of the affected area,” said IPAAM Geoprocessing manager, José Luiz Nascimento. According to him, the cross referencing of information through the Geographic Information System will facilitate the collection of information of perpetrators, such as their names, enabling authorities to take appropriate measures.last_img read more

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  • Americans’ top financial concerns: What you need to know

    first_imgStop selling products and start selling solutions. I preach it all the time, and it’s an approach we always ask our clients to consider when we’re working together to craft their marketing message. Why is this so important? I’m not a parent so “because I said so” won’t fly. How about some actual research instead?According to a new Gallup survey, Americans aren’t sleeping well at night; instead, they lie awake worrying about their finances. The biggest financial fear of most people? The inability to pay the medical costs in the event of a serious illness or accident. In fact, of the more than one thousand adults surveyed, 30% said they’re very worried about this and a further 24% identified themselves as being moderately worried.It’s not just expensive medical bills that are worrying people. A separate report put out by Bloomberg Ventures found that 28% of Americans would worry even about an unexpected expense of just $10. Here are some other findings from the Gallup report mentioned initially that you should know: continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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  • Governor Wolf Statement on Fiscal Code

    first_imgGovernor Wolf Statement on Fiscal Code April 22, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Budget News,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement regarding the fiscal code:“Over the past several days, I have worked with Republicans and Democrats in the legislature to finalize the 2015-2016 budget. I will let the fiscal code become law without my signature, and I look forward to working with the legislature in the coming weeks to address our challenges and meet the needs of distressed school districts so that they will remain solvent. As we enter 2016-2017, I look forward to coming together to reach a long-term solution to fix our deficit and to fund education at all levels. I remain adamant that we must take additional steps to restore the cuts from the previous administration. “We still have a long way to go to restore the cuts to education at all levels, Pre-K through higher education.“I am eager to get to work immediately with Republican and Democratic leaders to discuss a responsible 2016-2017 budget that is balanced, fixes the deficit, continues to make important investments in education and prevents Pennsylvania from going over a fiscal cliff that will have serious implications for our long-term future.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

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  • ‘Shabulized’ tag positive dev’t – Bacolod mayor

    first_imgDuring the ceremony, Leonardia announcedthat the city allocated about P350 million from the P1.7 billion loan of thecity for the development of the Progreso Village Relocation Site of thesaid barangay./PN BACOLOD City – Mayor Evelio Leonardia isgiving Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido’s “shabulized”tag a positive spin. “If the BCPO concentrates [on] peace andorder and Espenido concentrates [on] the antidrug campaign, maybe it [will]serve as a solution to clean up the city,” Leonardia went on. Mayor Evelio Leonardia. BACOLOD CITY PIO Espenido also said that illegal drugsstill exists despite the police’s intensive drug war, citing the big volume ofdrug recovery by the police and the arrest of some drug personalities.“If you talk about a local government unit’s attention to illegal drugs, we areone of the few who have spent big,” he added. center_img Leonardia called Espenido’spronouncement a “positive development,” touting the reduced crime and highvolume of apprehensions and confiscations in this capital city.“We have to give credit to BCPO (Bacolod City Police Office) director ColonelHenry Biñas and to our police forces for lowering the volume of crime inBacolod City,” Leonardia said.  Yesterday, the mayor led a turning overceremony for the P5 million worth of Vista Alegre-Granada Relocation ElementarySchool (VAGRES) and school supplies worth about P14 million to all districtschools at VAGRES in Progreso Village, in this city’s Barangay Vista Alegre. Espenido, deputy director for operationsof the BCPO, recently branded this capital city as “shabulized” to emphasizehis assessment that the city has a “big” drug problem.last_img read more

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  • Covid-19 fallout: Man City begins season ticket refund

    first_img City also have home games against Norwich, Burnley, Newcastle and Bournemouth slated and the hope is those can be competed behind closed doors. Norwich and Brighton are other top-flight sides to have committed to refunding supporters over the last 24 hours Meanwhile several Premier League players have been warned they need to also consider their financial futures as they weigh up whether to back Project Restart. A host of players have voiced their understandable fears about coming back too early following the coronavirus outbreak publicly including Sergio Aguero, Antonio Rudiger, Manuel Lanzini and, most recently, Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose. Read AlsoMan City star breaks lockdown rules three times in 24 hours Players with young children and those who live with vulnerable relatives are also reluctant to resume playing football. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester City have moved to start refunding season ticket holders for the remaining games this season. There are six unfulfilled Premier League fixtures left at the Etihad Stadium, including against Liverpool and Arsenal. Fans were contacted on Wednesday afternoon to confirm automatic refunds in an email from chief operating officer Omar Berrada. The process of money being transferred will begin over the coming days and fans do not need to apply for the rebate. Those with one-off tickets for specific matches will also be refunded, while no decision on season tickets for next season has yet been taken. ethihad stadium missing its full capacity action due to coronavirus pandemicAdvertisementcenter_img Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny12 Movies That Almost Ended Their Stars’ Careers6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The Globelast_img read more

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  • Munster and Ulster finish all-square

    first_imgUlster are on 69 points after today’s draw with Anthony Foley’s Munster. Oisín Langan was at the game for TippFM Sport. A late Keith Earls try looked to have won it for the visitors, but Paul Marshall got a last gasp try which Paddy Jackson converted to level matters. The results means three teams are on seventy points at the top of the table with one game to play. They include: Ospreys, Glasgow Warriors and Munster.last_img

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  • Ronaldo Scores Hattrick against Atletico

    first_imgCristiano Ronaldo’s 39th career hat-trick gave Real Madrid a derby win over city rivals Atletico to increase their lead at the top of La Liga. The Portugal forward opened the scoring with a deflected free-kick that wrong-footed Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.Ronaldo added a second from the penalty spot before he completed his treble when he tapped in Gareth Bale’s cross. Real now have a four-point lead over second-placed Barcelona, who were held to a goalless draw by Malaga earlier.Ronaldo has scored eight La Liga goals for the European champions this season, to draw level with Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. The 31-year-old’s treble also saw him go one goal clear of legendary Real forward Alfredo Di Stefano’s individual total of 17 goals in the Madrid derby. His total could have been more had Oblak not produced a stunning diving save to keep out Ronaldo’s powerful header when the scoreline was goalless.The result – in what was the last Madrid derby at the Vicente Calderon in La Liga – was also a blow to Atletico’s title hopes with Diego Simeone’s side now nine points adrift of Real.Ronaldo recently signed a new contract with Real Madrid until June 2021 and claimed he can play on until he is 40. In what his best performance of the season thus far he certainly shows no sign of slowing up – much to the chagrin of Atletico’s fans.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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