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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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Ancelotti shuts down Mason Holgate transfer story

first_img Loading… Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti, also dismissed speculation defender Mason Holgate could be on his way to Manchester City. De Laurentiis opted to sack Ancelotti after a poor start to the season but regrets the move The young defender was linked with City in the morning’s papers with the Daily Mirror saying Pep Guardiola was preparing a summer move for Holgate. Ancelotti though shut down the talk at his press conference on Friday. “I think it’s a rumour, but if it’s not a rumour I can say Mason Holgate is an important part of the future of Everton,” he said. “There is no possibility he can go to another club. Zero possibility, like my friend (Jose) Mourinho says: ‘Zero’.” Ancelotti also insists there is no pressure on Andre Gomes to produce instant performances with the Portugal international in line for his first start since an horrific ankle injury. The 26-year-old made his comeback as a substitute in last weekend’s defeat at Arsenal after a fracture dislocation of his right ankle on November 3. Such has been the lack of creativity in midfield, Gomes’ 31-minute cameo at the Emirates had fans raving about his return but Ancelotti does not want him to feel he has to deliver immediately. Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universecenter_img The Italian said: “He is ready to start, he is closer to start compared to last week. He trained well, normally, and he can play. I have to talk to him before the game. “He did really well. I was surprised by the fact that it seemed he was not out for three months because he played with confidence, without any fear. “Also for him it was useful to play and he has shown more confidence this week compared to last week. “There is no-one who puts pressure on him. The club absolutely not. Myself absolutely not. “Everyone followed the instruction of the medical staff and he is ready to play and everyone has total confidence in him so there is no pressure. Read Also:Everton boss Ancelotti wants to build local core “He knows he is really important for this club and this is not going to put more pressure on him. He is quite confident to play and has no pressure. “The expectation for him can be a good motivation.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Trump Deletes Tweet Congratulating Kansas Chief on Super Bowl Victory

first_imgThe tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with a corrected version of the same message.“Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game and a fantastic comeback under immense pressure,” it read. “We are proud of you and the Great State of Missouri. You are true Champions!”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram President Donald Trump of the United States of America was quick to congratulate the Kansas City Chiefs for winning their first Super Bowl in 50 years Sunday night.No sooner had the Chiefs dispatched the San Francisco 49ers than he tweeted: “Congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on a great game and a fantastic comeback, under immense pressure. You represented the Great State of Kansas and, in fact, the entire USA, so very well. Our Country is PROUD OF YOU!His exuberance was understandable, given the exciting game, and Kansans are certainly proud of the Chiefs, but the team is based in and plays in Kansas City, Missouri, not Kansas. Residents of both states happily share the team, but are protective of their identities. United States President, Donald Trumplast_img read more

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Marcellus HS senior athletes announce college choices

first_imgThe boys and girls lacrosse Mustangs have college-bound seniors, too, as Luke Ingianni signed to attend Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Laura Canny is on her way to Thomas Jefferson University, across the state in Philadelphia.Grace Femano, a swimming standout who competed with the Skaneateles girls team in recent years, is going to Wingate University in North Carolina, while tennis star Megan Mitchell has decided on Nazareth College in Rochester.Finally, Kyle Brown, a star lineman on the Marcellus football team in recent years, will continue to wear green as he has signed to attend Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, the “Big Green” of the Ivy League. Two West Genesee basketball alums recently announced college decisions of their own. Lucas Sutherland, a star on the 2019 state Class AA championship team, is transferring from Siena College to Bryant University.Also, former Wildcats star Malik Zachery, after two years at Chipola Junior College in Florida, announced that he is going to the University at Buffalo, bypassing other schools that included California, Mississippi, along with offers from Nebraska and Fresno State. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: athletesMarcellus A large group of Marcellus High School seniors in a wide variety of sports have announced where they will be attending college in the fall.It started in girls soccer, where Macie Szalach has chosen to attend Wagner College on Staten Island, while Ellie Shaw is on her way north to St. Lawrence University.Two standouts on the Marcellus softball team are college-bound, too, with Ellie Mahoney going to SUNY-Oswego as teammate Evelyn Webster has decided on attending SUNY-Fredonia.last_img read more

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PlayOJO optimises ‘personalised retention’ campaigns with Betgenius

first_img Share Submit StumbleUpon SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 Related Articles Genius Sports Media & OtherLevels strike omni-channel marketing partnership January 23, 2020 PlayOJO launches £10m ‘Thumbs Up OJO’ UK campaign May 21, 2019 Fairplay online casino operator PlayOJO has partnered with Betgenius (Genius Sports Group) to optimise its digital campaign strategies.Utilising Betgenius campaign tools, PlayOJO will be better able to identify and target individual customers’ on-site behavioural characteristics, including their time spent on-site, preferred slots titles, duration of session and deposit frequency.Furthermore, PlayOJO marketing teams will be supported with deeper insights and customer analysis provided through Betgenius’ ‘micro-segmentation’, allowing the operator to communicate precise messaging with its customer base.Samit Dutta, Head of Digital at PlayOJO, said: “In the last year we have grown from new kid on the block to an established brand fighting for a top five share of voice in the UK. We’ve done this by understanding the importance of retention and really caring about getting our customers to engage more with PlayOJO.“We pride ourselves in being an innovator and that is why we were keen to work with Betgenius to build industry-leading personalisation, interrogating the data available to build actionable segments and deliver dynamic ads. With all the clutter in the digital marketing landscape, it’s important to stand out and serving contextually relevant advertising gives us the cut through we need.”The new retention drive comes after a hugely successful, year-long acquisition campaign which saw PlayOJO scale their customer base through Betgenius’ market-leading programmatic media buying services.Josh Linforth, Business Development Director – Digital Marketing at Betgenius, said: “PlayOJO is a pioneering operator which understands that relevant, targeted messaging is now a prerequisite for retaining and driving maximum lifetime value from casino customers. Sharelast_img read more

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Pattaya 7-year-old could be Thailand’s new Tiger Woods

first_imgThe young boy is enthusiastic about golf, never giving up and practicing rigorously. He said March 23 that he’s been in love with golf since he could remember. In fact, his father started planning Pro’s sports career before he was born. Loading…Sponsored Content8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreGorgeous Asian Actresses All Men Are Crazy About Kittisak said while Pro’s mother was pregnant be began imagining his son becoming a Pro Am golfer. The goal is for him to be the top-ranked golfer in the world, but, realistically, he said, he can’t expect his son to be famous or on Thailand’s national team.Pro with his proud parents posing with some of his trophies that he’d won at various golf tournaments.However, he does hope he will turn professional, which would give him a solid career.When Pro was only 32 months old, his father game him a toy golf set. Living with his mother in Sa Kaeo, the boy took to it immediately and Kittisak hired a golf coach to work with him in Issan. Thailand’s future golf champs pose with their trophies at the end of the TKG Thailand Kids Golf Tour 2019-2920.Later, Kittisak moved his son to Pattaya and hired a golf pro to instruct him here. Last year Pro began playing in youth tournaments, first finishing third, then second. The TKG 2020 was his first title, the first of many, Kittisak hopes.Dad said he regularly asks his son if he’s happy playing golf and Pro says yes. The young duffer admits, however, he has a lot to learn.Thanusorn is currently a student at Pattaya’s Hatsadin School, but with schools closed, he has more time to practice.center_img Thailand’s next Tiger Woods could be 7-year-old Thanusorn Kongkiew – nicknamed Pro, from Pattaya.Thailand’s next Tiger Woods could be a 7-year-old from Pattaya.Little Thanusorn Kongkiew – nicknamed Pro – recently won the TKG Tour 2020 Class F tournament this month, his 12th tournament since his father Kittisak gave him a plastic club and ball before he turned three. More Cool Stuffbrainberries5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesRihanna Is Getting Her Own Museum In BarbadosbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Futurebrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberries2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThembrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?brainberriesbrainberrieslast_img read more

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Park Jung Chum wins the coveted HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn…

first_imgJung Chum Park of South Korea won the Nov. 1 tournament, receiving the prestigious Princess’s trophy at the post-golf gala dinner at the Renaissance Pattaya Resort in Jomtien Beach.Kampanart Tangamatakul took second place, receiving the Ambassador’s Cup from H.E. Georg Schmidt, and Tarana Kanya third, receiving the Mayor’s Cup from Sonthaya Kunplome’s advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai.The poolside reception and ballroom dinner were lavish affairs, with beautiful violin music from Princess Group, Rock ‘n Roll from sensation Barry Upton, dance performances by children of the CPDC, the rock ‘n roll dancers from the Plutaluang dance club, and the rollicking Elvis Presley impersonator Arthur Elvis.Past Rotary District 3340 Gov. Peter Malhotra emceed the event, introducing Schmidt, Brauer and Phoenix club President Dieter Barth for speeches to a crowd full of community leaders and expats who flew in for the occasion.Rattanachai Sutidechanai advisor to the Mayor Sonthaya presents the Mayor’s Trophy to Tarana Kanya.Among them at the VIP table were Roland Wein, director of the Thai-German Chamber of Commerce, German Honorary Consul Hagen Dirksen, who is also German Aid Association Thailand, Sopin Thappajug, managing director of the Diana Group, HHNF Director Radchada Chomjinda, Praichit Jetapai, chairwoman of the YWCA Bangkok-Pattaya Center, and Noi Emerson, charity chairwoman for the Pattaya Sports Club.Volker Fischer and wife Monika were among the guests, just having returned from Vienna along with Fabian Arp of ThaiGerline, Dr. Olivier Meier and members of the Rotary Club of Marina Pattaya, and former German golf champ Jens Maspfuhl.Bo Songkram with CP Sumon Jaikid and Pres. Dol Adinan of the Rotary Club of Plutaluang.Axel Brauer the force behind this most prestigious and successful event.President Dieter Barth (right) inducts H.E. Georg Schmidt the German Ambassador to Thailand as an Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya.President Dieter Barth presents PP Peter Schlegel with the Paul Harris pin and badge for his generous contribution of US$1000 to the Rotary Foundation.H.E. Georg Schmidt (left) and Axel Brauer (2nd right) together with Sarah Chagri and Linda Heil congratulate Jung Chum Park on his magnificent achievement.German Ambassador H.E. Georg Schmidt is flanked by Radchada Chomjinda, Director of HHNFT and Elfi Seitz, Executive Editor of Pattaya Blatt.Radchada Chomjinda, Director of HHNFT together with Siromet Akarapongpanich, Asst. Director of HHNFT and two lovely volunteers Sarah Chagri and Linda Heil present a special gift to H.E. Georg Schmidt.President Dieter Barth of the Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya and German Ambassador H.E. Georg Schmidt present a donation of 500,000 baht to Radchada Chomjinda, Director the Human Help Network Foundation (Thailand)President Dieter Barth of the Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya and German Ambassador H.E. Georg Schmidt present a donation of 500,000 baht to Hagen Dirksen, Vice Chair of the German Aid Association Thailand (Deutscher Hilfe Verein e.V.).PDG Peter Malhotra congratulates H.E. Georg Schmidt on being inducted as an Honorary member of the Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya. At left is Assistant Governor Rodney Charman.Barry Upton together with Elvis Presley kept the dance floor thumping and jumping  throughout the evening.The rock ‘n roll dancers were brilliant.The Grand Finale was the fireworks display over the gulf.There was plenty of action on the golf course during the day The Gala Dinner and prize presentations was a star-studded glittering affair. Park Jung Chum wins the coveted HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Trophy1 of 59center_img Jung Chum Park of South Korea with the highest of respect raises the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Trophy.Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya raises 1 million baht for charityMore than 75 golfers raised at least a million baht for children as the Rotary Club of Phoenix-Pattaya held its first charity golf tournament.German Ambassador H.E. Georg Schmidt was the guest of honor for the tourney at the Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club. Seventy-eight golfers competed for the HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Trophy and two trophies in the name of H.E. Schmidt and Pattaya Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome.German Ambassador H.E. Georg Schmidt presents the Ambassador’s trophy to Kampanart Tangamatakul witnessed by President Dieter Barth, Linda Heil, Sarah Chagri and Axel Brauer.Organizer Axel Brauer ensured the event would be a success, saying beforehand that he would raise a minimum of 1 million baht which would be donated to the Human Help Network Foundation (Thailand), Child Protection and Development Center (CPDC), Take Care Kids Foundation and the German Aid Association Thailand e.V. (Deutscher Hilfe Verein e.V.).last_img read more

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Serena rebuffs Li Na’s challenge to finish 2013 in style

first_imgSerena Williams of the U.S prepares to return a shot to Li Na of China during their final tennis match at the WTA Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo)(CNN) — An exhausted but elated Serena Williams was left celebrating her 11th title of the season to round off 2013 by claiming the WTA Championships in Istanbul Sunday.The World No.1 dug deep from a set down and three all in the second against China’s Li Na to reel off nine straight games to clinch the prestigious title, 2-6 6-3 6-0.“I can’t believe I won. I was so tired. Honestly, did I really win? Because she played so well,” Williams said in her post match interview.“I’m just overjoyed, to be honest,” Williams added. “It’s really awesome. It’s such a special moment. To finish the year No.1 in the world and win this title after 40 years of the WTA, it means even more.”Williams had to grind out a three set semifinal win over Jelena Jankovic Saturday and fell a set down to her fourth seeded Chinese opponent in the final as the tiredness set in.Williams pulled 3-0 ahead in the second set, only for Li to win three straight games to level.A lesser player might have crumbled, but the 17-time grand slam champion took her game to another level and finished it off with her 30th winner of the match.Victory took her prize money for the season to a record $12,385, 572 and at 32 years and one month she is the oldest winner at the end of season championship.It was her 78th WTA career title and she shows no sign of letting up in her pursuit of records with the first grand slam of the 2014 season in Australia next January firmly in her sightsLi has also finished the season strongly, the first Chinese player to make the WTA Championships final.She is set to move to her hightest ranking of World No.3 in the new list and showed enough in the opening set and a half to give her hope of further grand slam success to add to her 2011 French Open triumph.last_img read more

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Bad behavior on social media can cost recruits

first_imgIn this Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, file photo, Duke coach David Cutcliffe chats with players as they stretch during an NCAA college football practice in Durham, N.C. A growing number of college coaches are watching the social media behavior of student athletes, including Cutcliffe. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)At St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, Alabama, the high school that produced Crimson Tide quarterbacks AJ McCarron and Jake Coker, there’s a new preseason ritual for football players: the social media talk.It’s about more than minding their manners. Coach Steve Mask warns players not to post about injuries, which can scare away recruiters. Committing on Twitter to a school is also discouraged — one recent former player tweeted commitments to four different schools without informing any coaches.“He came across as being not reliable,” Mask said. “He gets a little joy out of the attention, but it’s not worth it.”This season, Mask is taking his players’ online personas so seriously that he’s assigning an assistant to monitor their accounts. As college programs increasingly use Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts to evaluate a player’s character, one wrong comment can cost a scholarship offer.That was the case recently at Penn State for offensive line coach Herb Hand, who took to Twitter recently to vent his frustration with a recruit gone bad online.“Dropped another prospect this AM due to his social media presence … Actually glad I got to see the ‘real’ person before we offered him,” Hand tweeted.At Penn State media day last week in State College, Pennsylvania, Hand said that his wife scolded him for the tone of the tweet. Cruel, maybe, but fair.“You want to recruit guys with strong character,” he said. “Somebody messaged me, ‘Sometimes kids are worried more about being a character than having character.’”Yes, teens do tweet the darndest things, but Hand and other coaches say it’s usually fairly easy to differentiate between a cringe-inducing post and one that raises a serious red flag on a prospect.“There’s a difference though when you’re talking about information that may be degrading to women, referencing drug use, and anything that has to do with cyberbullying and stuff like that. There’s certain things you don’t want to be part of your program,” Hand said.Hand, who is one of the most active and engaging college coaches you’ll find on Twitter, is not alone in cutting off a recruit because of the player’s use of social media.“It’s happened this year and this recruiting class,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “It’s just insane what some of them think’s OK. When I know it’s them and I read it and I see some of the things out there, if I’m on the road, I’ll call a coach — let his high school coach know we’re no longer interested. And I’ll call back to (Duke director of football relations) Kent McLeod or the people in the office and say I want him dropped off the database. No more mail. Nothing.”NCAA rules regarding contact between recruits and football coaches have become more restrictive in recent years. Coaches can’t text recruits and opportunities to meet face-to-face have decreased. As social media has become more ubiquitous, it has helped coaches fill the information gap in recruiting.Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said social media is now part of his standard checklist for recruits.“He’s got to have a GPA that I can relate to, an ACT or SAT score or a pre-ACT score, and the third box is for social media,” Bielema.“I distinctly remember a player last year who signed, was a big-time kid, had an interest in us, and his Twitter handle was something that I can’t repeat in here. I just kind of said, what are we doing here? This is about as obvious as it gets about what kind of thing we’re dealing with here, so we backed out altogether.”Hand said he tries to educate high school coaches who might be behind the curve in online communication. And he often tries to educate players he’s recruiting about how to avoid social media missteps.“If you talk to a guy and he doesn’t adjust things, that’s another red flag for you,” he said. “If they’re not going to take coaching on this, what are they going to do on third-and-short when you need them to make a block and they kind of do their own deal?”Bruce Rollinson, who is starting his 26th season as coach of southern California powerhouse Mater Dei High School, said he added the social media talk to his routine about three years ago, borrowing some of the dos and don’ts USC gives its athletes.“Don’t harass anybody,” Rollinson said, focusing mostly on the don’ts. “Don’t bring up race, religion, sexual orientation and physical conditions.”South Carolina freshman defensive back Chris Lammons said he got the message in high school and cleaned up his Twitter act, despite what his friends were doing.“In the transition from being a little kid to a man, that’s the thing you have to do, because when you’re growing up, you probably want to get a big time job somewhere and they look back at your Twitter account and they see the things you’re putting out,” Lammons said.___AP sports writers Kurt Voigt in Fayetteville, Arkansas; Joedy McCreary in Durham, North Carolina; and Pete Iacobelli in Columbia, South Carolina, contributed to this report.last_img read more

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