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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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Athletes begin arriving for South American Junior Championships.

first_imgTHE first of over 300 athletes, set to compete at this weekend’s South American Junior Championships being held right here, began arriving at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) yesterday afternoon, and are already in high spirits as they look ahead to competing at the international meet.The first 66 persons from across six countries arrived at 14.00hrs, while a Bolivian athlete was scheduled to arrive late last evening. Another 95 persons are set to arrive today.Brazil, with a 38-man contingent, is fielding one of the largest team travelling to the Championships, and the team’s coach, Fernando Reis, has already established that they are here to take home as many medals as possible.The Portuguese native said that the team is also happy to see the Championships being hosted in Guyana.“Brazil very happy, because first time in Guyana. It’s different for us, the culture is close to Brazil (but still) very different. The guys are very happy; to have a change of Championships is good for us. We promise champions, everybody champion. We have good athletes, maybe two, four athletes (will go) to the world championships, (and) World Youth Championships in Kenya. It’s a good change,” Reis said.Brazil are the defending champions of the biennial event; clearing 39 medals including 17 gold the last time the Championships was held in Ecuador. That year, Ecuador finished second place with 31 medals, including 13 gold.A section of the Argentina team to the South American Junior Championships after arriving at the CJIA yesterdayReis has already singled out sprinter Lorraine Barbosa Martins as one of his standout athlete from whom much can be expected and will be delivered. He explained that the lineup is largely made up of seasoned athletes who have performed at a South American Junior Championships before.A 20-man delegation from Argentina also arrived yesterday making them the second largest team. Two other Argentineans will arrive today. Five persons arrived from Colombia yesterday, and another 21 are scheduled to touch down in the Land of Many Waters at 14:00hrs today.With just five persons, Uruguay will have one of the smallest teams at the Championships. Two of the athletes arrived yesterday and the other three persons are scheduled to arrive later tonight on the same flight with 8 persons from the Chilean team.Sharing that athletics is not such a widespread sport in Uruguay, athlete Mateo Pascual said that sourcing athletes for their team was somewhat of a challenge for the Spanish-speaking country. Nonetheless, he looks forward to doing well in his events – the Boys’ 200m and 400m – coming in with a season’s best of 21.91 seconds and 48.54 seconds respectively.“Me personally I’m hoping to go to the 400m final, and improve both of my timings.” Pascual said.The athletes were taken via police escort to the Princess Ramada Hotel on the East Bank of Demerara, where all the athletes will be housed during their stay.Touching down today too will be athletes from Suriname, Ecuador Paraguay and Peru.last_img read more

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