FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Per a Thursday announcement, Dixie State University’s athletic department confirmed their student-athletes posted a cumulative 3.1675 GPA during the 2018-19 academic year, setting a new record.This commemorates the fourth-straight semester and ninth semester in the last 12 overall that Trailblazers student-athletes combined to surpass the 3.00 threshold.Two Dixie State student-athletes this past academic season, volleyball player Malary Marshall and women’s swimmer McKenna Fowler, each earned the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Summit Award.This is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the final site for each of the RMAC’s championships.Seven Trailblazers student-athletes earned CoSIDA-Google academic All-District 6 honors, including Marshall, baseball infielder Jake Engel, football player Bradley Duran, softball shortstop/second base Bailey Gaffin, cross country/track athlete Billie Hatch and women’s soccer defender Nichole Mertz and redshirt junior defender Kilee Lamb-Allsop. Written by Tags: Bailey Gaffin/Billie Hatch/Bradley Duran/CoSIDA/Dixie State Athletics/Jake Engel/Kilee Lamb-Allsop/Malary Marshall/McKenna Fowler/Nichole Mertz/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference June 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Athletics Posts Record-Breaking GPA For 2018-19 Academic Year Brad James
Sarah is the first civil servant to win the award, this year’s winners include Killing Eve star Jodie Comer and authors of Slay In Your Lane: Black Girl Bible, Elizabeth Uviebinené and Yomi Adegoke.Further information Media enquiries Foreign Office Director for Cyber Policy and National Security Capabilities, Sarah Taylor, has been named a Marie Claire Future Shapers award winner. Ms Taylor has been instrumental internationally in leading work to expose recent Russian cyber aggression and championing the application of international law in cyberspace.Each year Marie Claire celebrates trailblazing women who are changing the world of work and redefining what it means to be successful in society today. The annual awards honour influential names from the worlds of civil society, fashion, technology, the arts and politics.Taylor (42) is responsible for the international efforts to protect the UK against the most serious cyber-attacks and overseeing the training of the next generation of cyber diplomats.She has led Britain’s international response to incidents such as the exposing of the Russian military intelligence service’s reckless cyber attacks on political institutions, businesses, media and sport and the North Korean actors behind the ransomware attack on NHS trusts.Director for Cyber Policy and National Security Capabilities, Sarah Taylor said: Sarah’s work in cyber security is not only vital to the success of this country, but she is also paving the way for girls and young women to pursue careers in this field through her mentoring work in inner city schools. Marie Claire is delighted to honour her as a Future Shaper of 2018. For journalists The challenges and complexities we face in cyberspace are clear as evidenced by Britain’s exposé of the Russian military intelligence service’s orchestrated attacks on our way of life. The stakes don’t get much higher, but it’s is a privilege to be leading a team that is helping to keep the internet free, open, peaceful and secure. I’m delighted to have been recognised as a Future Shaper by Marie Claire, and I would really encourage more women to consider careers in security, and cyber in particular. Not only is it incredibly rewarding but it underpins almost everything we do in the internet age. Marie Claire Editor-in-chief, Trish Halpin said: Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Email [email protected]
Lisa Stewart is curator at Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR) in Townsend, Tenn., near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ABR admits injured and orphaned cubs captured by wildlife officers from all over the Eastern U.S., rehabilitates them, and releases them into their home sites. The rescue has helped 100 black bears since admitting their first cub in 1996.What’s the chance of seeing a black bear in the wild during the winter? Black bears do not really hibernate in the South. We call it a winter’s nap instead. Males may be on the move all winter, while female bears den if they’re having cubs. But black bear movements do slow down in the winter, so their bodies can handle the lack of available food.How fast can a black bear run? Could I outrun one on a mountain bike? Black bears can run up to 35 miles per hour. And they can run as fast uphill as they can downhill. They’re very agile, climbing trees quickly and scaling down them like a fireman on a pole.What sort of dens do black bears establish in the Southern Appalachians? Most female black bears and their cubs will reside in trees because it’s safer. Otherwise, they’ll take to caves, abandoned dens of other animals, or dig an underground den. Male bears will go from one day bed to the next, sleeping in giant “bird’s nests” of sticks and grass. Black bears can have a feeding range up to 10 square miles that they’ll travel daily. Generally, they stick to a five-mile area surrounding their den.
17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Nanci Wilson Nanci started her credit union journey due to lack of kindness.That fact is what led her to close her bank account and open up at a credit union.Ultimately … Web: https://www.universityfederalcu.org Details I wanted to start out completely unique and different.HOWEVER, we all know that this is going to lead into the state of the world today.Oh Rona, why are you having such a hissy fit?I figured that I am on a nickname basis with the pandemic by now.I am one of the grateful people that get to do my job remotely when there is bad weather or you know, a crazy virus overtaking the world.I’m an extrovert by nature.I’m also a hugger.Check on your hugger friends.We are NOT okay.Although working from home is something that I am super happy to have the option to do, I would rather be with my work family during my hours of hustle.I never thought that I would be able to say that and mean it, but wow does that feel GOOD.I love what I do and I love the people with whom I share that passion.*Insert Golden Girls theme here*With all of that said, I am struggling with being at home.I miss my routine.I miss my desk.I miss my organized chaos.I miss walking into the lobby and chatting with the MSR’s.I miss the students, staff, and faculty that my credit union serves.Okay, I miss everything.Now I am operating through emails and phone calls.It works, but it is so far from what I enjoy.I need human interaction!I need laughter!I need ridiculously priced coffee with the perfectly tipped whipped cream on top!Sorry, I got mixed up between needs and wants.Back to the topic at hand…Because this is the “new normal” and because virtual has become the “new way”, we must adapt in a way that speaks to who we are.I have seen so many creative ways that people are engaging their staff and coworkers during this weird time.One guy shows up to his virtual meetings with a new and exciting hat on each time.I believe the last one was Mickey Mouse ears.How fun is that?!I saw another credit union friend who had a virtual staff meeting complete with a random dance break.That is my kind of meeting.Sometimes it is just the simple things that can do it.Our staff has been sharing funny gifs and memes just to get through the days.Affirmations come in many forms.A smile.A laugh.A weird hat.The sprinkler dance.Affirmations aren’t just saying “awesome” or “great job”.They are also taking the time to make someone feel good JUST because.What are you doing to make sure your staff and coworkers feel good during this uncertain time?It isn’t about money.It’s simply about effort.Now more than ever is the time to dig deep and bring that inner affirmation superhero to the surface.Go go gadget virtual AFFIRMATORS!
A África do Sul e o motor economico do continente africano, lider na produçao industrial e produçao mineral, gerando uma larga parte da electricidade de África.O pais tem recursos naturais abundantes, um sistema legal e financeiro bem estruturado, dispoe de comunicaçoes, energia e transportes, tem uma bolsa de valores classificada entre as 20 maiores do mundo e uma estrutura moderna que suporta uma eficiente distribuiçao de bens e produtos por toda a África Austral.A África do Sul tem uma estrutura legal progressista e de primeiro nivel. A legislaçao sobre comercio, trabalho, mao-de-obra e assuntos maritimos esta particularmente bem estruturada, assim como as leis sobre politica da concorrencia, copyright, patentes, marcas registadas e disputas se enquadram nas normas e convençoes internacionais.Os sistemas financeiros do pais sao robustos e sofisticados. Os regulamentos bancarios estao entre os melhores do mundo e o sector ha muito que esta classificado entre os 10 melhores do mundo.Nao so e a África do Sul um mercado economico emergente importante, como tambem representa uma porta de saida para os outros mercados africanos. O pais desempenha um papel vital no fornecimento de energia, auxilio, transporte, comunicaçoes e investimento estrangeiro no continente. A sua rede viaria e ferroviaria bem estruturada e uma base forte do transporte via terrestre bem no coraçao de África.Crescimento economicoA economia Sul Africana tem vivido uma fase ascendente desde Setembro de 1999 – o periodo mais longo de expansao economica na historia do pais.Durante esta fase de incremento (em preparaçao o periodo ate ao quarto trimestre de 2007), a taxa anual de crescimento economico ultrapassou os 4%. Na decada antes de 1994 o crescimento economico fora inferior a 1% ao ano.O Produto Interno Bruto (PIB) da África do Sul subiu 3,7% em 2002, 3,1% em 2003, 4,9% em 2004, 5% em 2005, 5,4% em 2006 – o mais elevado desde 1981 – e 5,1% em 2007. No quarto trimestre de 2007, a África do Sul registou o seu 33º trimestre de expansao constante no PIB real desde Setembro de 1999.A economia da África do Sul foi completamente reacondicionada desde o advento da democracia no pais em 1994. Grandes reformas economicas trouxeram competitividade, crescimento economico, formaçao de emprego e uma abertura total do pais face aos restantes mercados do mundo.Ao longo dos anos estas politicas reformistas construiram uma estrutura macroeconomica solida e robusta. Os impostos desceram, as tarifas baixaram, o defice fiscal foi refreado, a inflaçao desacelerada e o controlo cambial aliviado.O crescimento economico e uma gestao fiscal prudente fizeram com que o defice orçamental da África do Sul (diferença entre as despesas do estado e o total das receitas, excluindo emprestimos) baixou drasticamente, de 5,1% do PIB em 1993/94 para 0,5% em 2005/2006 – o segundo mais baixo na historia do pais depois do 0,1% durante o boom do ouro em 1980.Em 2006/07 o pais anunciou o seu primeiro excedente orçamental de 0,3%.O indice de preços ao consumidor tem vindo a descer desde 2002, quando os preços ao consumidor aumentaram uma media de 9,3% depois do terrivel 11 de Setembro em Nova Iorque. O indice de preços ao consumidor rondou os 4,3% em 2004, 3,9% em 2005, 4,6% em 2006 e 6,5% em 2007.Com as tarifas e impostos mais baixos para ca da fronteira, o optimismo da economia, uma melhor conformidade fiscal e uma administraçao fiscal e alfandegaria coerente e forte levaram a um avolumar das receitas do estado, atingindo os 475,8 bilioes de rands em 2006/07 – mais do triplo do que em 1996/97.Classificaçao de creditoMais de uma decada de reformas institucionais e uma boa gestao economica tem apresentado resultados positivos com melhores distribuiçoes de credito.As distribuiçoes de credito da África do Sul tem subido de forma estavel desde 1994, com a ultima actualizaçao da Standard & Poor, Moody e Fitch, todos em 2005. Todas as agencias citaram a estabilidade economica do pais, a reduzida vulnerabilidade aos choques externos, uma carga da divida moderada, e instituiçoes politicas fortes e estaveis.Em 2006 a Moody e a Fitch indicaram que se previa que esta tendencia crescente se fosse manter, revendo o estado das classificaçoes da África do Sul para se manterem positivas. A Fitch afirmou que a mudança reflectia o melhor desempenho da África do Sul, como resultado do investimento rapidamente crescente privado e publico e nas microreformas economicas que continuavam a ser implementadas.“Alem disso, o pais tem assistido a uma melhoria substancial nas suas ja solidas finanças publicas e uma balança externa forte.”Desafios: fornecimento de energiaA maior ameaça imediata ao continuo crescimento economico da África do Sul e uma restriçao na capacidade, que surgiu precisamente devido ao desempenho economico forte dos ultimos anos.Este crescimento, juntamente com uma industrializaçao rapida e um programa de electrificaçao massivo na ultima decada, conduziu finalmente, em Janeiro de 2008, a um excesso na procura de electricidade.Os cortes de energia dai resultantes fizeram com que o governo agisse rapidamente para ultrapassar a crise. O plano de resposta inclui uma despesa de cerca de 343 bilioes de rands nos proximos cinco anos para financiar novas centrais electricas, assim como uma serie de medidas com vista a reduzir a procura domestica e industrial.As agencias de classificaçao Standard & Poor e Fitch afirmaram em Janeiro de 2008 que a escassez energetica nao era considerada uma ameaça imediata na classificaçao de credito ao investimento da África do Sul, mas podia vir a ser um problema se refreasse severamente o crescimento economico.Desafios: desempregoO Fundo Monetario Internacional (FMI), no seu relatorio anual de 2007, apontou que a economia da África do Sul estava a passar “pela sua mais longa expansao de sempre, verificando-se um crescimento economico cada vez maior ao longo dos ultimos anos num ambiente de rapida expansao de credito, favorecendo em muito os preços dos bens, reforçando as finanças publicas e aumentando as reservas internacionais financiadas por grandes entradas de capital.”Em simultaneo, o FMI expressava a sua preocupaçao acerca do actual defice do pais e da taxa de inflaçao.O relatorio do FMI abordou ainda a questao que ha muito se vive do desemprego, como sendo um dos maiores desafios ao crescimento economico do pais, juntamente com as disparidades de pobreza extrema e enorme riqueza e a elevada incidencia de HIV/SIDA.Mas o relatorio vem igualmente apoiar as medidas das autoridades sul africanas para tentar colmatar estes problemas, com politicas de actuaçao que pretendem continuar a lutar pelo crescimento economico num ambiente financeiro estavel e com iniciativas para reduzir a taxa de desemprego e melhorar as condiçoes sociais.O FMI afirma que esta estrategia poderia ser sustentada com reformas no mercado de trabalho e uma maior liberalizaçao comercial.A chave para ultrapassar os desafios apontados pelo FMI sera a integraçao economica da anterior maioria desfavorecida da África do Sul. A economia da África do Sul tem uma dualidade bem vincada, com uma economia financeira e industrial sofisticada, tendo desenvolvido paralelalemente uma economia subdesenvolvida informal.Enquanto que a “primeira economia” financeira e industrial da África do Sul tem uma infraestrutura estabelecida com grande potencial para crescer mais ainda, a chamada “segunda economia”, a informal, apresenta quer um potencial inexplorado como um desafio de desenvolvimento.Este artigo foi actualizado em: Julho de 2008Reporter infoSA. Fontes (websites em lingua inglesa):South Africa YearbookSouth African Reserve BankSouth African TreasuryDepartment of Trade and IndustryStatistics South Africa
What would you do if you had a last minute overnight layover in Las Vegas? For most of us it would be an excuse to party on the Strip until sunrise. Richard Dunn however, got a little more creative. He gave up a night of partying in favour of a night in with his iPhone, filming a music video to Celine Dion’s “All By Myself.”So how does one “all by himself” alone in an airport manage to capture a spectacular video almost as good as Celines? Richard explains his approach. “I had a person behind a ticket counter give me a roll of luggage tape before she left. I then used a wheelchair that had a tall pole on the back of it and taped my iPhone to that. Then I would put it on the moving walkway for a dolly shot,” Dunn wrote on his Vimeo page. “I also used the extended handle on my computer bag and taped the iPhone to my handle. I would tuck different stuff under the bag to get the right angle. For the escalator shot I had to sprint up the steps after I got my shot so the computer bag didn’t hit the top and fall back down. Quite fun!”You can see the brilliant video (below) of Dunn lip-syncing to Celine’s hit while wandering through the vacant airport. We hope this is not a one hit wonder for him!
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After almost 14 years, Sridevi is returning to the big screen with R Balki’s English Vinglish where the actress has chosen to play the role of a housewife struggling with the language.In the first look of the film, directed by Gauri Shinde, the Bollywood diva has sported a de-glam look clad in a carrot coloured sari like a simple middle class woman.The trailer of the film begins with Sridevi reading from a Censor Board certificate spread out like wallpaper with her back facing the viewer. The 48-year-old starts struggling with reading the words in English. The character of Sridevi in the film is shown struggling with the language.The film also features Adil Hussain, Priya Anand and French actor Mehdi Nebbou. Amitabh Bachchan will be making a guest appearance.Sridevi is known for films like Sadma, Chandni, Chaalbaaz, Mr India and Lamhe. Her last outing was Judaai which released in 1997.English Vinglish is set to be released on September 21.
The male coach of the Thailand women’s team wore a hijab to enter the playing arena with his team for the Asian Kabaddi Championship.The Asian Kabaddi Championship held in Gorgan, Iran ended two days ago with India lifting the title beating Pakistan in the final. However, the tournament in Iran did not finish without some drama. The Thai coach wore a hijab to pretend to be a woman so he could be present during his team’s matches. In photographs that made their way to social media, the Thailand coach can be seen wearing a hijab or a handkerchief covering his head.In Iran, men are not allowed to enter sports venues when women athletes are in action.In other news from #Iran: The coach for Thailand Womens Team had to wear (a sorta) Hijab, apparently to pretend he is a woman, in order to be allowed into the the arena & lead his team during the Asian Kabaddi Championship tournament in Gorgan. pic.twitter.com/oZTHqQDJ2y- Hadi Nili (@HadiNili) November 29, 2017This is not the first time the hijab rule in Iran has troubled sports and sportspersons.Last year, top India hooter Heena Sidhu had pulled out of Asian Airgun Shooting Championship in Iran due to their compulsory hijab rule for all women athletes.In an interview to India Today, Heena had said she was against “a woman made to do certain things while men are not.””I am against women made to do a certain thing while men are not. It’s more of a man-woman thing. It should be avoided in sport. You are afterall inviting sportspersons to compete in your land,” Heena had said.advertisementHeena felt that world sports bodies may take a stronger stand if more athletes protest.”Maybe something might come up. It could happen if athletes object. But that’s not why I decided. It’s their law and it’s a sovereign nation. If we are not happy we should not go. As a foreigner if you are not comfortable you should not go. It’s about taking a stand on something you don’t belive in,” Heena had shared.One year down the line, much hasn’t changed as is evident by what the Thailand coach had to do just to be with his team.
VANCOUVER — Several killer whales have been hanging out in Vancouver’s harbour, entertaining onlookers and feeding on seals, sea lions and other cetaceans.Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard, director of Marine Mammal Research at Ocean Wise, says the predators called Bigg’s killer whales are discovering hotspots with an abundance of harbour seals and Vancouver’s harbour may be one of those areas.The whales have been spotted in the harbour twice, and Barrett-Lennard’s research team has identified a group of five that came in on Tuesday as being a matriarch and her four offspring, between two and 18 years old.The pod that visited the harbour last week was also a mother travelling with three sons born between 1984 and 1997.The researchers are able to identify each killer whale by the distinctive dorsal fins and white saddle patches on their backs.Bigg’s whales, also known as transients, are still listed as threatened under the Species at Risk Act but the population is recovering with about 300 animals, in contrast to southern residents, which feed mostly on chinook salmon.The Canadian Press