Keough School seeks to globalize Notre Dame experience

first_imgSince its establishment as Notre Dame’s newest school last academic year, the Keough School of Global Affairs has been extending its reach to undergraduates. In addition to its master’s program for graduate students, administrators hope the school will open global opportunities for undergraduates and globalize Notre Dame.Ted Beatty, the Keough School’s associate dean for academic affairs, said the school had three goals in mind when it was established.“The University, six years ago, made the decision to create the Keough School, partly to expand globally oriented programs on campus — research programs, teaching programs — that already existed. That was one goal,” Beatty said. “The second goal was to increase the international profile of Notre Dame, generally, and to try and globalize the campus. A third goal was to focus on policy issues. We have people from departments — political science, economics, sociology, etc. — in the Keough School. All that exists in Arts and Letters and elsewhere, as well. Our specialty, though, is to focus on critical issues of the 21st Century and policy issues surrounding them.”Another one of the main ideas behind the school’s founding, Beatty said, was to consolidate a series of existing programs and institutes in one school.“We bring together these seven institutes and centers that already existed and bring them together under one roof and try to support the programs they already have and build programs on top of that,” he said.One of the main offerings of the Keough School is a two-year master’s degree in foreign affairs. This aspect of the school’s work began a year and a half ago, Beatty said. However, this year a new series of supplementary and second major, minors and other programs are being opened for undergraduate students.“Our goal for undergraduate programs is to offer Notre Dame students, wherever they are at the University — whatever they do — we want to offer them a way to globalize their Notre Dame education,” he said. “Of course, there are many ways they can do that outside of the Keough School — through study abroad, in departments, whether they’re a history major, or an economics major, or an architecture major, or a science major — they can do global things in those departments, and that’s wonderful. But what we do differently than departments is focus on the critical issues of the 21st century, these policy related issues.”A number of interdisciplinary options, designed to showcase the intertwined nature of today’s world, are available to students, Beatty said. Even if students don’t have time in their schedule for a major or a minor, Beatty encouraged Notre Dame students to explore their place in the world through the Keough School.“If you’re a first-year student setting foot on campus thinking, ‘okay I want to do architecture, or engineering or political science, or whatever, but I’m interested in global issues and the ways in which the world is a globalized place,” he said. “What happens in the United States or London or Geneva or Nigeria or China or India has ripple effects across borders.’ Students want to understand themselves as global citizens they come and look at the menu of opportunities that the Keough School is offering.”Beatty said he hopes the school continues to expand in the coming years.“We’re at the very early stages. We’re a startup,” he said. “For the next five years we’re going to continue to be a startup. We’re hiring faculty every year and expanding capacity. One element of growth over the next five years is simply expansion of capacity — to do research, to offer curricular programs, to connect with policy issues. One aspect of that … is focusing on ways we can get undergraduates connect with, interested in, policy issues. We just opened a Washington, D.C. office this summer. We’re looking forward to ways in which we can connect undergraduates with opportunities in Washington and beyond.”Tags: Foreign Policy, Global Affairs, keough school for global affairslast_img read more

Georgia stats on line

first_imgKriesel says visitors to the site range from school students andadministrators to county planners and bank presidents.”We have a built-in system that allows us to track our users,” hesaid. “We get a lot of hits from newspapers, school systems,colleges across the state, planning agencies and real estateagencies.”The site also keeps track of what information is most requested.”The most popular information is population data, followed byeducation, economic, year-to-year analyses and shift shareanalyses,” Kriesel said.As one of the web site’s planners, Kriesel says visitors enjoythe anonymity of accessing personalized data using webtechnology.”Most people like the fact that they can access the informationfrom their home or office and they never have to actually talk toa person or be put on hold,” Kriesel said. “I do still get phonecalls, but usually it’s someone wanting us to add even moreinformation to the site.” www.georgiastats.uga.edu generates statisticaldata on all 159 Georgia counties. The site allows visitors togenerate county-specific information on agriculture, courts andcrime, economics, education, government, health, housing, labor,natural resources, population, public assistance, transportationand vital statistics. From farms to schoolsAgriculture information ranges from the number of farms in acounty to farmer income levels. Crime information includes thenumber of juvenile arrests and the percentage of probationersliving in a county.Economic information provides a breakdown of each county’shousehold median income, the number of residents living belowpoverty level and the total lottery sales in the county.Education data includes the racial breakdown of students, thenumber of high school dropouts and the number of teachers in thepublic school system.All of the data for the site comes from the Georgia County Guideand the Farmgate Value Report. Both are annual publications ofUGA’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. The website now makes this information readily available to anyone withInternet access.”We wanted to get this information out on the Internet so thatmore people would have access to it,” said Warren Kriesel, anagricultural economist with UGA’s College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences. “In February of 2001, we went on-line andsince then we’ve had more than 60,000 individual requests forinformation.” By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaStudents across the state are collecting their supplies andheading back to school. Adding a University of Georgia web siteto their supply list will make report writing on their county orthe State of Georgia, a lot easier.With a few clicks of a computer mouse, the Georgia StatisticsSystem, found at Population information most popularThe site also includes agriculture fact sheets for each county inGeorgia and a demographic profile of each county. A populationtable shows the racial breakdown of each city in Georgia. last_img read more

Use lifestyle data to build loyalty

first_imgby: Brandon BoglerThe Age of the Consumer is a key area of focus for financial institutions (FIs), particularly when it comes to Big Data. In their efforts to satisfy today’s increasingly tech-savvy consumers, FIs are working to learn as much as possible about their needs, preferences and actions. There’s no doubt, the better an FI knows its customers, the better it can anticipate the products, services and actions that will create positive, long-term relationships.For data analytics to work, however, it’s important for FIs to facilitate the continued movement of information. The key is to balance consumer needs with FI priorities. This means gathering and analyzing data to come up with the next best action to provide the customer with what they need or want. This could be an offer for a new product or service, or a response to a customer service issue, which also furthers the FI objectives, such as increased revenue, higher profits or improved customer retention.One often untapped avenue of information is “lifestyle data.” Social media data falls into this category. Mining Facebook data can provide valuable insights for effective marketing.For example, high school graduation photos on social media might mean a student loan will be needed. Understanding what’s going on in consumers’ lives has always been a useful tool for determining what and how to market to them; today, it’s simply easier to determine because of social sharing.Social media analytics offers a high-tech way to gather and analyze the seemingly mundane “over-sharing” of personal information. An FI that successfully uses social media analytics to assist consumers during specific life events is likely to see returns largely in the area of loyalty. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Learn How To Unclog Sink Drains With Alure Home Improvements

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsAs Alure Home Improvements Chief Operating Officer Doug Cornwell points out from firsthand experience no doubt, those pop-up drains in the sink do indeed tend to get choked up—and we don’t mean emotionally.They get stuck with stuff. They can’t help it. Imagine what they have to put up with, day in, day out.Cornwell gets right down to it during a recent episode of Alure’s “60-Second Fix: How To Unclog Your Sink Drain.”“Today we’re talking about sink drains,” he says. “They’re prone to clogging. I’m going to show you why they clog and how to clear the clog.”First, look at the underneath assembly of the drain.According to Cornwell, those hooks and wires that help to attach the drain stopper to the sink act as a kind of net that grabs all the debris that you really want to wash down the drain. Think of these things like a little trap or a kind of miniature metallic octopus. It lets liquid flow through, as it’s intended to do, but objects are a different story.So if there’s hair, food particles, detritus, sticky soap residue, insoluble substances of all kinds (we don’t want to know!), they can all add up to trouble: blockage, big time.To solve this conundrum of congestion, you have to look under the sink. In this simple demonstration, Cornwell holds up the pop-up drain so you can easily see what he’s getting at.On the underside of the pop-up drain body is a collar around a protruding knob that’s called a retaining nut. Unscrew this nut and expose the horizontal pivot rod that raises and lowers the drain stopper. It’s connected to the vertical sink-top lever descending from the faucet assembly. Once you’ve loosened the retaining nut on the pop-up drain, you should be able to easily grab the pivot rod and remove it. Doing that should release the pop-up stopper so you can take it from the sink and inspect it.Now, examine the parts you have at your disposal, so to speak, and clean off all extraneous matter until they’re spic and span, or at least as clean as you can make them.Once you’re satisfied with their condition, simply reverse the process.Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsSlip the pop-up stopper back into the drain. Then insert the underneath pivot rod and make sure it works properly when it’s attached to the sink-top lever.Next, tighten up the retaining nut so the pop-up stopper is back in place where you started. Except this time, there’s a welcome difference. The water should flow freely down the drain as it’s meant to do.And if you want to stop the flow, you can do that, too, because the stopper functions without a hitch. When you want to stop up the sink, the stopper seal fits the drain like a glove. Remember, another major problem with a clogged drain is that if the pop-up stopper doesn’t sit properly when it’s closed, it wastes water, and you don’t want to do that, whether you live in a drought or in the middle of a rain forest.But thanks to the expertise of Alure Home Improvement’s Doug Cornwell, your pop-up drain stopper is clean as a whistle! Now you have the chance to go out and learn how to clog dance!last_img read more

Turkey introduces new accommodation taxes despite sector dissatisfaction

first_imgTurkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has submitted a new draft law to parliament proposing regulations on the tax system. The bill includes the introduction of a tax on accommodation, which should take effect in April next year, he said Focus on Travel News. The president of the Hotel Association of Turkey, Müberra Eresin, said that “since October 2019, the Turkish Tourist Agency for the Promotion and Development of Tourism (TGA) has been established, and as part of the law, 7,5 of the 1.000 shares have been taken over from hotel traffic to fund the agency. The new tax will crowd out tourist facilities that have only recently begun to revive. As a sector, we are not strong enough to deal with that burden. When funds and taxes overlap, they will reach a level that will harm the sector”. Source / photo: Focus on Travel News; Pixabay Eresin added that not only could the sector not reach revenues generated in 2012 this year, but hoteliers also have problems with loan repayments. Moreover, room prices are still about 60 percent lower than in 2012. “Although tourism taxes are declining worldwide, we are facing new burdens in Turkey. They will create a risk of reducing foreign as well as domestic guests in hotels. The sector must not be interrupted while it is just beginning to emerge from the crisis”, Added Eresin. According to the new tax, 5-star hotels and resorts will pay 18 Turkish lira (about 21 kuna) per person per night, 4-star hotels and resorts will pay 12 Turkish lira (about 14 kuna), 3-star hotels 9 Turkish lira (about 11 kuna), 2-star hotels, boarding houses, motels, apart-hotels and camps for 6 Turkish lira (about 7 kuna), and boutique hotels and special licensed accommodation facilities for 18 Turkish lira. The vice president of the Turkish Hotel Federation (TUROFED) and the president of the Aegean Tourist Hotels and Investors Association (ETIK), Mehmet İşler, believes the sector is being penalized with an accommodation tax. “Introducing new taxes into the sector means harming it and destroying it. The state should pay attention to losses, not to successful and prudent traders who pay taxes”, He concluded.last_img read more

Letters to the Editor for Wednesday, July 10

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionFacts back Obama’s economic successesI don’t know where Mr. Edwards in his July 3 letter (“Trump’s economy trumps Obama’s”) got his figures on economic growth when he attempted to refute a previous letter to the editor comparing Obama’s record with Trump’s (1.5 percent v. 3 percent GDP growth). But I suspect he heard the president himself make that claim.Trump is fond of using quarterly GDP figures. So when the GDP rose 3 percent during one quarter (3 months) during his first term, he bragged that Obama’s economy never hit such a high. That’s false; the economy breached the 3 percent quarterly threshold four times between 2009 and 2016. Trump was undoubtedly referring to annual GDP growth under Obama, which at its highest was 2.9 percent, exactly the same as 2018 under Trump.True, the unemployment rate has reached its lowest point in decades during Trump’s administration. But Mr. Edwards fails to point out that unemployment dropped 4.4 percent under Obama (9.1 percent at the tail end of the Great Recession in 2011 to 4.7 percent in Jan. 2017), compared to a drop of 1.1 percent under Trump (4.7 percent to the current low of 3.6 percent). Clearly, then, the decrease in the unemployment rate is part of a decade-long economic expansion that also accounts for the reduction in the number of people on food stamps.Finally, Mr. Edwards should recognize that the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates to thwart the economic tailspin in 2008, which is exactly what it’s supposed to do during a recession, not to artificially boost stock market prices to make Obama look good.Fred ComoBurnt HillsJuly 4th celebrates deliberation, not warDonald Trump insisted on having tanks and military equipment in the Washington, D.C., Fourth of July parade.Fourth of July celebrates that a deliberative body, arguing civilly, made a vital step in creating a more just and compassionate form of government than the world had ever known.Millions of Americans and billions of people worldwide have enjoyed far better lives under this form of government.Fourth of July does not celebrate that firearms had to be used in a bitter conflict that caused suffering and death on both sides.Let us all hope for, and work for, a time when tanks are a museum curiosity much like medieval armor is today.Roger GrasierSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

AFL legend Warwick Capper set to lose $60,000 on unit punt

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-28:25be20addefbbfb51f9b9cb0 Player Element ID: vjs_video_3 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00 Related videos Warwick Capper could wear a $60,000 loss on the chin.FOOTY great Warwick Capper may have been a whiz on the oval but he’s about to wear a $60,000 loss on a unit punt.The former Sydney Swans and Brisbane Bears star has put his Surfers Paradise unit on the market for around $339,000 – about $60,000 less than he paid a whopping seven years ago.32/3355 Surfers Paradise Boulevard Surfers Paradise Qld 4217Agent Marshall Hall of Remax Regency Gold Coast was marketing Mr Capper’s apartment as having “front row seats to the Gold Coast 600” and “must be sold”.32/3355 Surfers Paradise Boulevard Surfers Paradise Qld 4217More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“Warwick is in Melbourne and wants his Surfers Beach pad sold. It is a perfectly positioned, top floor apartment with a legendary location. Right on the GC600 track, two minutes to the beach, walking distance to all your needs and the light rail at your doorstep.”32/3355 Surfers Paradise Boulevard Surfers Paradise Qld 4217He currently rents the property out for $440 a week. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and one car space and will be sold fully furnished.32/3355 Surfers Paradise Boulevard Surfers Paradise Qld 4217The complex, Surfers Boulevard Apartments, sits 150 metres of the beach and has a pool, tennis court, gym, on-site cafe and on site management.32/3355 Surfers Paradise Boulevard Surfers Paradise Qld 4217“Currently let to excellent tenants at $440pw, this has investment opportunity written all over it,” the agent said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWNlast_img read more

Gautam Gambhir donates Rs 1 crore to PM CARES fund

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Indian batsman and Lok Sabha MP Gautam Gambhir said that he has released Rs one crore out of his MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) towards the relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.“It is time that all resources of the country be directed towards fighting COVID-19. Have released INR 1 Crore from my MP LAD fund towards relief efforts. Have also donated one month’s salary towards the Central Relief Fund. United we stand!!” said Gambhir.Earlier, Gambhir had said in a statement that his foundation was distributing food packets to poor people in his constituency. The statement also said that during the lockdown, 2,000 packets of food were being prepared and distributed by the foundation, and that efforts were being made so that no one should have to worry about food at this time. IANSAlso Read: COVID-19 update: Gautam Gambhir donates Rs 1 cr towards relief effortsAlso Watch: Quick Shoppe in Guwahati takes precautionary measures against the spread of Coronaviruslast_img read more

We will assess the extent of Henderson’s injury, says Jurgen Klopp

first_imgLONDON: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said the club will wait and watch how serious Jordan Henderson’s injury is after the club captain hurt his knee during the Premier League champions’ 3-1 win over Brighton.Henderson’s stunning strike had put Liverpool 2-0 ahead in the eighth minute at the Amex Stadium, but the England midfielder collided with Yves Bissouma late in the second half and had to be replaced by James Milner.”I don’t know what it is exactly but it looks like the knee. We will see. We will have to make scans but we know that it’s not nothing, so that’s already enough,” Klopp told Sky Sports.When asked in his post-match press conference if Henderson had left the stadium on crutches, Klopp said: “I don’t know, I’ve had press since the game was over pretty much, so I have no idea how he left the dressing room.”On the win Klopp said: “For their (Brighton’s) build-ups, we had a super solution and I liked how we did it. We don’t have an influence on what the other team is doing, we have to react,” he said.”We did pretty well in most of the situations but when you lose the ball in the wrong moment then they have the advantage. They deserved their goal but then we scored the third, we could have scored more, we had really big chances but all good.”Brighton manager Graham Potter, meanwhile, said he was happy with how his team handled Liverpool.He told Sky Sports: “I think we played well. Over the course of the game, we gave a really good account of ourselves, especially going 2-0 down in the manner that we did. Liverpool smelt blood, if you like, because we gifted them a couple of goals so we showed great personality to drag ourselves back into the game.”We created some chances before we scored a really good goal so we put a lot into that game and there’s a lot of positives for us.” IANSAlso Watch: #NewsMakers: Aabhijeet Sharma, President, APW in an Exclusive Chat with Oineetom Ojahlast_img read more

Girls indoor track Lakers second at MVITA meet

first_img Tags: Cazenoviagirls indoor track by Kurt WheelerThe Cazenovia girls indoor track team put on their best performance of the season in their first appearance among their old Mohawk Valley rivals last Friday night.The Lakers scored 61.5 points to finish second among 30 teams at Utica College’s Hutton Dome. Only Class AA Fayetteville-Manlius (164) outran the girls as they beat out large school competitors Rome Free Academy (56) and Utica Proctor (51) along with Class B rival Clinton (51). Johnson was also brilliant throughout the meet, leading the team with a personal best of 44.39 seconds in the 300 to finish fourth. She also added a fifth place, 7.89-second effort in the 55-meter dash. Grace Dolan ran a sectional qualifying time of 1:50.54 to earn fourth place in the 600-meter run, her best ever.Knapp also contributed to the team’s fourth place showing in the 4×400 meter relay with Molly Dolan, Ainsly Schug and anchor Melanie Michael (1:07.3 leg) finishing in 4:34.99.Michael also led the team in the 55-meter hurdles, earning fourth in 9.66 seconds with teammate Katie Whitney also scoring in a personal best, sectional qualifying time of 10.09 seconds.Cazenovia’s distance runners also contributed to the team’s strong showing. The 4×800 meter relay placed sixth in their best time of the season as Ava Hartley, Carley Lounsbury, Melanie Michael and Molly Hart clocked a 10:59.20.Hart also scored in the 3,000-meter run with her best time of the year (11:33.64) while Hartley led the team in the 1,000-meter run (3:27.78). Claire Braaten also scored for the team in the 1,500 with a season best time of 5:29.07.Lili Gavitt led the Lakers in the field events, earning a fourth place finish in the high jump at 4’8″ with Katie Pavelchak also clearing the sectional standard of 4’6′ Ava Gavitt hit a career best of 32’8 1/2″  in the triple jump to place fifth with Bonnie Pittman also achieving a personal best of 30’7 1/2″ to qualify for sectionals.Claire Edwards led Cazenovia in the throws, tossing a career best of 30’11” (state qualifier eligible) to place sixth in a competitive field. Lili Sorbello led the team in the weight throw (23’9″) while Lounsbury had her best pole vault of the season (7 feet) to qualify for sectionals.Overall, the Lakers scored in 13 of 16 events as they achieved 17 sectional performances and two state qualifier performances along with a host of season-best efforts.Cazenovia hopes to peak at the right time with the OHSL Championship coming up on Jan. 29 and secctional meet on Feb. 8. The squad will wrap up its regular season this week as they would make up the DiMao Invitational at Colgate (snowed out in December) on Tuesday and return to OCC for the Bob Grieve Memorial Meet on Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Cazenovia competed in the Utica-based eastern league for a decade before shifting back to Syracuse-based meets at SRC Arena two years ago.Senior sprinter Chloe Smith led the Lakers, scoring in three events including a second place finish in the 55-meter dash (7.79 seconds) and a third place effort in the long jump (15 feet 5 1/2 inches).Smith led the 4×200 meter relay with a season best 27.8-second leg. Grace Dolan, Riley Knapp and Savannah Johnson also ran excellent legs to help the Lakers finish second in 1:53.64, fast enough to earn a bid to the state qualifying meet.last_img read more