Graduate to study as Gates scholar

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first_imgAdam Cowden, a 2012 Notre Dame graduate, has received one of 40 Gates Cambridge Scholarships to study at the University of Cambridge starting Oct. 1.“An opportunity to study at Cambridge wouldn’t have been possible without the scholarship,” Cowden said. “There’s a really cool opportunity [at Cambridge] to build community and collaborate to solve the world’s issues.”Cowden, a political science major and philosophy, politics and economics minor, described the intensive, thorough selection process that narrows a field of 800 to a final group of 40.According to Cowden, the departments at Cambridge create a shortlist of applicants of about 200. The Gates committee then review and select about 100 for interviews in Seattle. Cowden said that the Gates committee only selected 90 this year.At the interviews, Cowden said the experience was friendly.“They go out of their way to encourage you to enjoy Seattle and engage with the other finalists,” he said.“You have a panel interviewing you. Mine was social sciences. [The panel] includes some professors from Cambridge, past Gates Cambridge Scholars and others,” Cowden said. “They asked what I thought about policy and if I drafted a policy, what would it be and why.”Cowden said his initial reaction was a mix of surprise and relief.“I didn’t think that my interview went well,” he said. “I was really surprised and happy. I studied in London while at Notre Dame, and I’m excited to go back.”At University of Cambridge, Cowden will pursue a master of philosophy in planning, growth and regeneration. He said he wants to apply his studies in the future.“In the short term, I could be interested in going on to a Ph.D. Right now, I’m living at Su Casa Catholic Workers,” he said. “I think I would like to work in public policy that regenerates economically desperate neighborhoods. Or else, I could end up finding something else and being completely surprised.”Cowden thanked specific members of the Notre Dame community for helping him along his journey to Cambridge.“I would say that certain people as opposed to classes or a major helped me the most,” Cowden said. “I took a Latin American politics class with Fr. Tim Scully. I had to write a paper in that class that became the inspiration of my senior thesis.“Dr. Jeff Thibert at CUSE really helped me through the actual scholarship process.”Beyond the application process and classes, Cowden said the community aspect of dorm life at Notre Dame helped him along the way.“We had a housekeeper in Sorin, Senja Begic. She was basically my second mom,” he said. “There was one time that I fell on God Quad and she tended to my wounds for two weeks. She helped us get through college.”Cowden said he would encourage other students to apply for scholarships following college.“Number one, make sure that you have a good reason for applying to the program,” he said. “Second of all, if you do have those reasons in place, don’t sell yourself short. Don’t think there’s no chance at getting it. I thought I had a very small chance, and it worked out for me.”Tags: Adam Cowden, Class of 2012, Gates Cambridge Scholarshiplast_img read more


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first_imgJAMESTOWN – New York State Senator George Borrello is holding a Facebook LIVE Q&A Tuesday afternoon to explain more about his plan to reopen New York State.Last month, Borrello and Assemblyman Andy Goodell announced a plan that would re-open New York with a regional approach during the COVID-19 pandemic.Just last week, the two published a follow-up to the “Restarting New York” plan which details a new schedule for reopening business sectors based on their inherent risk levels and the ability to mitigate those risks.“With the progress we’ve made against the COVID-19 crisis, one of the biggest conversations happening in our state and nation right now is how to reopen our economy and get folks back to work in a way that will keep them safe and prevent future outbreaks,” said Senator Borrello in a post on Facebook. “Since we announced the plan two weeks ago, the topic of reopening New York’s economy has moved to the forefront and generated lots of questions.” Borrello is hosting the Facebook LIVE Q&A chat at 4 p.m. Those interested in watching can view the live video here. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more


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first_imgFood prices are reaching record highs as the summer “Grilling Season” hits full throttle on Memorial Day. Meat prices are stable now but will increase by Thanksgiving or Christmas, say University of Georgia economists. From March to April, U.S. food prices increased almost 1 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic Consumer Price Index. This is the largest one-month jump in 18 years. If the rate continues, food next year will cost 12 percent more than food today, said John McKissick, an economist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Meat prices overall haven’t changed much recently, he said. But they will by the end of the year. More of the nation’s corn crop is being used to make ethanol. This leaves less corn to feed animals, making it more expensive. Livestock producers are starting to cut production because of it. “Right now, we are not really feeling the impact in the meat market of these high feed prices. Prices we are seeing now are reflections of the decisions made last year,” McKissick said. The price of cheaper cuts of meat is increasing because the demand for them is also increasing. The demand for choice steaks is decreasing, driving down their prices.“What we see is people will trade down, people will quit buying rib-eyes, but will buy sirloin. They have a grocery budget and a certain amount they are willing to spend on beef,” said Curt Lacy, a livestock economist with the UGA Cooperative Extension Service. “People will trade steak for ground beef or steak for roast.”Ground chuck has increased 20 cents per pound over the last year, while choice boneless steaks have decreased eight cents per pound. Pork prices are also down. Ham is 13 cents cheaper per pound. Pork chops are a penny cheaper per pound than they were last year, according to Lacy. Chicken prices have increased 10 cents per pound regardless of the cut. Due to the structure of the industry and short life-cycle of chickens, consumers can expect chicken prices to go even higher in August as producers adjust to rising feed costs, McKissick said. Pork producers increased production last year due to several years of good profits, but now they are cutting back, too. “We have to cut back in the animal industry,” McKissick said. “There will be less meat for consumers to eat and it will be at higher prices.”Consumers can look for sales and buy now, freeze and eat the meat later, said Elizabeth Andress, food safety expert with the UGA Cooperative Extension Service. By April SorrowUniversity of Georgia “Most meats and poultry, for best quality, keep three to four months in the freezer, although some raw meat roasts and cuts may last up to a year if packaged and stored correctly,” she said. “Hams have a much shorter shelf life and some types are limited to one to two months in the freezer.”(April Sorrow is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more


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first_img“Markets, especially covered ones, are also one of the possibilities for marketing local products. Markets that have become independent tourist attractions such as La Boqueria in Barcelona and San Miguel in Madrid, which constantly gather a large number of tourists and locals because with the combination of market and catering facilities, allow consumption of these local products and enjoy the charm of their architecture. , the design of the stands and small dining nooks, in fact the whole ambience. Enjoying food and drink in these markets, you certainly have the feeling of consuming not only their gastro and eno specialties but also the traditions of these areas and the lifestyle you currently share with the residents. “, points out Čorak. In Zagreb, the Dolac market is on that track, but although it is gladly visited, it has not yet become an attraction and gathering place to that extent, he believes. We also buy souvenirs as a gift to our dear people. They are often historical, cultural, emotional, national, and more and more one can find those from, for example, local plants or delicious drops of liqueur. Real souvenirs are made by hand because their meaning is to be authentic and unique. We should be the breath of the people poured into an object that will arouse pleasant emotions related to the place we visited. So, it doesn’t matter if we continue to use the term – souvenir, or we will stick to the ‘local product’, but the much more important question is whether this product will fulfill all its functions and whether we will be able to sell it? I talked about this and some other things with Dr. sc. Sandom Čorak from the Institute of Tourism. Dr. sc Sanda Čorak concludes that the souvenir is still alive today, but instead of traditional items that mark the name of a destination, souvenirs as consumer products that we need in everyday life, are becoming more and more interesting to our tourists. San Miquel Madrid Photo: dr. Sc. Sanda Čorak “A large proportion of the European population is characterized by frequent trips of various motives, so souvenirs, or at least classic souvenirs, are becoming a bit of a burden for visitors. In times of intensive development of mass tourism, in the second half of the last century and in times only offline promotions, souvenirs were (and partly are still today), extremely powerful promoters of their destinations whose names were on T-shirts, mugs, lighters or pendants, of course with the inevitable postcards. Some souvenirs, such as in our country – for example – gingerbread heart as an indigenous traditional product – have become one of the national symbols and will certainly be important for tourism regardless of technological changes affecting promotional media or changes in consumer behavior., believes Dr. sc. Čorak, a permanent scientific advisor at the Institute of Tourism, its long-term director and for a long time the editor-in-chief of the scientific-professional journal Tourism. But what kind of changes are these? “We have so many good examples to learn from, we don’t have to look far, we have them in the neighborhood. It used to be traveled to Trieste for jeans and clothes, and I believe there are more today who want to visit ‘Eataly’, a kind of department store of Italian food and agricultural products and household products. Located on the waterfront in Trieste (along with the one in Turin), this department store allows you to immediately enjoy coffee, cake, pizza or some other specialty, and of course online shopping is possible. Due to the response to the health crisis, we have developed an E-market that allows us residents to enjoy home-grown fruits, but this is not the best option for our guests and we must look for some other solutions. Most of our guests arrive in Croatia by road and will certainly stop at one of the rest areas – this is certainly one of the possibilities for selling Croatian souvenirs, but also local products. When arriving at a tourist destination, guests often go to visitor centers to get acquainted with all the opportunities available to them in a place and its surroundings – I’m not sure how much this opportunity to sell our products is really used? ”, he asks and adds that the way of presentation is very important to increasingly demanding customers. Photo: Andro Nigoević “After the development of mass tourism in Croatia, which mostly relied on natural resources – the Adriatic Sea and the desire of tourists to stay by the clean and warm sea, preferences have slowly changed, so for years we have witnessed a marked fragmentation of the tourist market. different requirements which has led to the creation of many forms of tourism, or as we usually call them – tourist products. Each of these products, whether it is cultural, urban, health or nautical tourism, has its own story that it wants to present to the world, and relies on tradition, cultural heritage, but also on modern design. Thus, the needs and offers (destination) and demand (tourists) have led to the emphasis on indigenous and local, but respecting the requirements for the purchase of a product that is functional and which will not only ‘collect dust on the shelves’ but which will have not only aesthetic but also functional value . ” Photo: OPG Anđelić Croatia has joined this world trend with MADE IN CROATIA products, so the website with a rich description offers ‘more than 590 interesting Croatian souvenirs and gift products’, from archeological souvenirs and eno and gastronomic products to musical instruments, cosmetics, magnets and miniatures – the choice is really big. But how is this wide offer available to our tourists? Souvenirs as consumer products are becoming more and more interesting for tourists Events and markets – great places to get in touch with indigenous products Many of our tourist places organize various cultural and entertainment events, such as Vinkovci Autumn and Đakovo berths on the continent or Rab Fair on the sea. An important part of these manifestations is the possibility of buying local food and other products at numerous stands. However, the manifestations are usually of a one-time nature lasting from two, three to a week. This ‘covers’ only one part of the demand that is visiting the destination at that time. Some tourist boards have already reached that point, so the Tourist Board of Varaždin, along with the famous ‘Špancirfest’ at the end of August, before that organizes ‘Days of Taste of the Varaždin Region’ and ‘Crafts Street Fair’, which takes place on three occasions. This certainly gives farmers and producers extra income, but new sales options should still be sought. Due to the large number of trips, standard souvenirs are no longer so popular and are often not even offered under that name. Things are moving in a good direction, but maybe you need to be even more creative, especially in the packaging and presentation of such products where it is the traditional that has to be ‘combined’ with the modern, in order to find its customer. Eataly TorinoPhoto: dr. Sc. Sanda Čorak Rest areas and visitor centers should be better utilized Dr. sc. Sanda Čorak Photo: Blanka Kufner “Regardless of the importance of online shopping, which has become irreplaceable in the COVID crisis, one of the important characteristics of tourists’ behavior is their tendency to buy in the destination, regardless of the primary motive for their arrival. So, ‘shopping’ is extremely important to all guests, it is an unavoidable part of every trip, and especially to those who visit big cities and shopping is one of the main reasons for their visit. Their average daily expenses show that over $ 200 a day is spent on in-store purchases. TOMAS research by the Institute of Tourism (results for 2017) shows that out of 79 euros of average consumption, only 12 euros or 15,3% was spent in trade (excluding food and beverage expenditures). Our cities cannot compete with world capitals, nor is our tourism comparable to tourism giants in its main features, but a conclusion should be drawn that applies to us as well – tourists are always interested in buying interesting products, especially local ones that will really remind them of a holiday spent in a country ”, says Corak. “In tourism, we have generally neglected the demands of guests and their willingness to buy, and we are constantly looking for and expecting increasing consumption of guests in destinations. Although consumption has been growing for years, as well as the share of expenditures for purchases, guest satisfaction with shopping opportunities in our destinations on the coast and islands, according to TOMAS research has been among the group of worst rated elements for many years. This means that there is still great potential that we have not used, and the needs of guests indicate that the market is ready and there it is, just looking for our organization, consolidation of offers, and a presentation that will encourage visits and purchases. In the organization of trade, the limiting factor is the pronounced seasonality of most of our tourism, which causes large variations in demand, but in areas where it is not as pronounced as our cities and on the sea and on the continent, opening stores of local products that fulfill the function of souvenirs. are in our tradition, they are certainly welcome. ” Every product must find its customer, every manufacturer wants the customer to be satisfied Each destination has its own story that turns into souvenirs, and most of us know that the name itself comes from the French word souvenir which means memory. It is the right time for change Shopping is extremely important to guests, local products are becoming more and more interesting Cover photo: autochthonous souvenirs of the island of Lošinj / Photo: Mali Lošinj Tourist Boardlast_img read more


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first_img Amsterdam, Budapest, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Saint Petersburg will also host matches. It remains to be seen how feasible that geographical spread will be for fans even in 11 months time due to travel and quarantine restrictions. But the smooth return of European leagues at club level behind closed doors will give UEFA hope that the show will go on in some form. Read Also:Man City striker out of Real Madrid Champions League clashBoth could be game changers in a year’s time, but the Premier League’s return has also showcased the abundance of young talent now available to Gareth Southgate.At just 18, United’s Mason Greenwood and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka have shone since the restart to add even more depth to a frontline also boasting Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho as well as Kane and Rashford.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Wembley should have hosted the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, but instead the home of English football is preparing for a League One playoff final on Monday in front of 90,000 empty seats. Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the sporting calendar with the Euros one of the first casualties as UEFA postponed the tournament for 12 months on March 17. European football’s governing body is pressing ahead with its plan for a tournament across 12 cities in 12 different countries, with two of the venues, Bilbao and Baku, 5,000 kilometres (3,100 miles) apart.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Domestic leagues in the four countries worst hit by the pandemic that are due to host matches next summer – England, Italy, Spain and Russia – have all resumed, with only the latter disrupted by COVID-19 outbreaks that have affected the competition on the field.Last month Sochi thrashed a Rostov team of teenagers 10-1 after Rostov’s first team had to quarantine following six positive cases of the virus.UEFA’s first big test will come when attempting to finish the Champions League and Europa League at neutral sites in Portugal and Germany respectively in August.However, the after-effects of football’s shutdown due to coronavirus are still being felt financially.The English Football Association was hoping for a money-spinning couple of years with both semi-finals and the final of Euro 2020 at Wembley, followed by the women’s European championships in 2021.With both those competitions delayed by a year, the loss of other events at Wembley and the latter stages of the FA Cup to be played behind closed doors, the FA announced 124 redundancies last week with fears the organisation could lose £300 million ($380 million, 335 million euros) over the next four years.Those stark figures do not even account for the potential impact of a second wave of the virus should football be shut down again.Despite Britain having the highest death toll in Europe, the government has forged ahead with a series of measures to get the economy back up and running with shops, pubs and restaurants reopened, quarantine restrictions relaxed for arrivals from a number of countries and plans for schools to return at full capacity after the summer holidays.On the field, though, a year’s delay could turn out to be a blessing in England’s quest to win a major tournament for the first time in 55 years.Three Lions’ captain Harry Kane and Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford would have been major injury doubts had the Euros kicked off as initially planned on June 12.The delay of Euro 2020 by a year could allow Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford (right) and Mason Greenwood (left) to team up for England The Premier League’s smooth return behind closed doors has raised hopes the European championships can go ahead next yearlast_img read more