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Speaker will assess worldwide progress in reducing poverty & disease at St Mike’s

first_imgSpeaker will assess worldwide progress in reducing poverty & disease UN coordinator of $3.2 billion portfolio to speak at Saint Michael’s on UN Millennium Development Goals Dr. Bisrat Aklilu, executive coordinator of the United Nations Multi-Donor Trust Fund, will speak at Saint Michael’s College on Monday, April 28, at 3:30 p.m. in St. Edmund’s Hall Farrell Room (3rd floor). Dr. Bisrat, an economics professor at Boston University before joining the UN, will speak on the topicThe United Nations and the Millennium Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities.Sponsored by the SMC economics department, the free public lecture marks the occasion of inducting students into the economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon. The Millennium Project was commissioned by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2002 to develop a concrete action plan for the world to reverse the grinding poverty, hunger and disease affecting billions of people.At the Millennium Summit in September 2000 the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015, www.unmillenniumproject.org(link is external)Dr. Aklilu administers the UN Trust Fund, which receives development funding from 47 countries and operates in 74 countries with a portfolio of $3.2 billion. An Ethiopian national, Bisrat Aklilu received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 1974 and received an appointment to the BU faculty, where he taught from 1974 to 1979, when he joined the UN as a development economist. Now Executive Director of the Trust Fund, Dr. Aklilu has also served as Acting Director of UN Operations. He was on the board and was chair of the African Sub-Committee of OXFAM America from 1981 to 1989.Saint Michael’s College, www.smcvt.edu(link is external), founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s Best 366 Colleges. A liberal arts, residential, Catholic college, Saint Michael’s is located just outside of Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns, and less than two hours from Montreal. As one of only 270 institutions nationwide with a prestigious Phi Beta Kappa chapter on campus, Saint Michael’s has 2,000 full-time undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 200 international students.In recent years Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Science Foundation and other grants, and Saint Michaels professors have been named Vermont Professor of the Year in four of the last seven years. The college is currently listed as one of the nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report rankings.last_img read more

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SLIDESHOW: Binghamton School District throws parade for seniors

first_imgCongratulations class of 2020! BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The Binghamton City School District surprised their high school seniors on Wednesday. Teachers and administrators delivered senior yard signs and paraded throughout the streets of Binghamton in cars, school buses, police cars and fire trucks to honor their graduates. last_img

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Beach babe fetches top price

first_imgOne of the bedrooms at 1002/42 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore.Another, larger unit in the same building, 401/42 Duporth Ave, sold for $1.9 million in February last year.The property is within walking distance of Cotton Tree Park, the beach, cafes, cinemas and the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre. This unit at 1002/42 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore, has sold for $1.865 million.NEVERENDING views, killer sunrises and the water at your doorstep … it’s no wonder this Sunshine Coast apartment just sold for $1.865 million.The property at 1002/42 Duporth Avenue, Maroochydore, was the top sale in Queensland over the past week, according to property research firm CoreLogic, going under contract on April 12. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE Inside the unit at 1002/42 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore, which sold for $1.865m.The second biggest sale of the week, according to CoreLogic, was a massive, six-bedroom, two-bathroom house in the Brisbane suburb of Yeerongpilly.Marketed as a “once in a lifetime opportunity”, the home at 22 Stamford Street fetched $1.85 million.The property was built in the late 1800s and has been owned by only three families in the past century.On a 1620 sqm corner block of land and spread over four lots, there are plenty of opportunities for the new owner.The block is elevated enough to take in views through to Tennyson and Mt Coot-tha, and there is a flat 470 sqm section that could be subdivided without having to move the house.Other features of the house include character details, covered verandas, entries on both levels, a double garage with remote, two kitchens and two large sleep-outs.The sale was negotiated by Jane Elvin of LJ Hooker Annerley/Yeronga. Inside the apartment at 1002/42 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoThe large master suite has a Juliette balcony, ensuite and walk-in robe.The building offers a gym and 20m heated lap pool, as well as a floating pontoon for residents’ use.It sold through Suzanne Annabel and Jean Hamer of First National Real Estate Coastal.Records show the property last sold for $1.25 million in 2007. The view from 1002/42 Duporth Ave, Maroochydore. Picture: realestate.com.au.The three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit is on the 10th floor of the exclusive ‘Riva’ building, facing northeast, and soaks up panoramic views over the mouth of the Maroochy River, Old Woman Island and the vast ocean beyond.The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area features floor-to-ceiling glass, which opens out on to a large, waterfront balcony with a built-in barbecue for entertaining. THINKING OF SELLING OFF-MARKET? THINK AGAIN QLD SENATOR SELLS UP NEARLY $4M AND IT’S NOT FINISHED! last_img read more

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UPDATED: Boris Johnson Unveils UK’s Plan for Exiting Lockdown

first_imgThe U.K. government has replaced its “stay at home” coronavirus slogan with a “stay alert” message, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday introduced the stages to lift that country’s lockdown amid the pandemic.The government-ordered lockdown, which began March 23, has significantly reduced the transmission of the virus in Britain. However, the daily death toll remains high, with 32,000 fatalities as of Sunday, for the most in Europe and the second-highest pandemic toll worldwide.Johnson, who returned to work two weeks ago following his hospitalization for the virus, announced in a prerecorded televised address some minor changes to the lockdown.Meanwhile, governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have already extended their lockdowns for another three weeks.Ahead of the speech, Johnson detailed the meaning of the new “stay alert” slogan as telling the public to “stay at home as much as possible,” to keep two meters (over 6 feet) apart “where possible” when going out, and to also limit their contact with other people.The leaders of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland said they would stick with the “stay at home” message. Up to now, the four nations of the U.K. have moved in lockstep on virus regulations.Among the changes:-Some workers will be permitted to return to their jobs-People will be allowed to exercise outside more than once a day-Garden centers will reopen-Everyone who flies into the U.K. will be required to quarantine for 14 days unless they are coming from IrelandJohnson said, “It would be madness to throw away that achievement by allowing a second spike,” regarding the country’s progress. “We must stay alert. We have been through the initial peak, but it is coming down the mountain that is often more dangerous.”last_img read more

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