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Appointment of Dr Christina Ramirez Smith as Special Advisor

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 20, 2017 – Nassau – University of The Bahamas (UB) announces the appointment of Dr. Christina Ramirez Smith as Special Advisor, reporting to the UB Board of Trustees’ Deputy Chair Mr. Lowell Mortimer, OBE, who also serves as Chair of the Investments and Fundraising Committee of the Board.Dr. Ramirez Smith is providing strategic guidance and support as required to build effective relationships with internal and external constituents.  She is advising on overall campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task assignment, and research.   She is also responsible for planning and hosting elite development events and special occasions.Having served in academia for almost three decades, Dr. Ramirez Smith has extensive experience as an Educational Administrator and Professor of Educational and Higher Education Administration, Leadership, Policy and Planning.  She studies higher education with an emphasis on the preparation of leaders for the global workforce.   Her other areas of expertise include organisational development and change, the impact of debt on graduate students, higher education finance and policy, as well as the unique mental health issues experienced by graduate students in addition to medical students.Her experience in development has included managing and executing strategies for fundraising, grant writing, developing strategic plans for fundraising and federal and private donor cultivation at Jacksonville University, Florida where she served as Dean of the School of Education and Director of Teacher Education.   She was most recently Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at Hampton University.A native of Georgetown, Exuma, Dr. Ramirez Smith began her career at Claridge Primary School as a Special Educator and served as founding Director for Personnel and Training at Adanac Investments Company in Grand Bahama. During that time, Dr. Ramirez Smith taught at the former College of The Bahamas in the Business Division.She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Idaho, ID (Honours), a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Morgan State University, MD, and a doctorate in Administration, Planning and Policy from Boston University, MA.Press Release: UBlast_img read more

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Gomes declares friendly environment at Reading

first_imgReading manager Jose Gomes has claims everyone at the club has been friendly to him since his arrivalGomes, who was appointed to replace the sacked Paul Clement told the clubs official website that:“Everybody at the club has been very friendly to me, trying to show me what is happening in the club, introducing me to people who work here on a daily basis. And I feel that everybody wants to help.”“And also I felt the passion from the stands on Saturday. You could feel it in the stands, the fans see a chance and everybody shouts or they are happy when we do something good, when we create some beautiful action.”Speaking about the uniqueness of the championship, he said: “The Championship is different from all the leagues in the world.Joel PereiraManchester United Joel Pereira set to join Reading Henry Ikenna Ugwu – January 10, 2019 Manchester United goalkeeper Joel Pereira is set to go loan to Reading after a six-month loan spell at Vitoria Setubal, according to Daily Mail.The…“Before the season started, 20 clubs say that their goal is to go to the Premier League. You cannot find this in any other league in the world. It’s amazing, fantastic.““The level of competition…everybody wants to win all the games. And I know the staff at Wolves very well and we followed their progress last season. So I know exactly what kind of league we are talking about, what kind of football we can find here.”“You can have the Middlesbrough football, which is the kind of philosophy that has direct football, crosses into the area, tall players, always aerial challenges. And then we can find other teams playing a different kind of football with the ball always on the ground playing a passing game.”“What we know is that it is a very, very competitive league and we must be ready for a different kind of challenge in every single match.”last_img read more

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Allegri names the one thing he wants from Ronaldo

first_imgJuventus boss Massimiliano Allegri wants Cristiano Ronaldo to continue to doing what he does best for them – scoring goalsFollowing his €112m arrival from Real Madrid in July, Ronaldo has enjoyed a remarkable start to life at Juventus by topping the Serie A scoring charts with 14 goals from 19 games.While netting both goals in Juventus’ 2-1 win over Sampdoria last Saturday, Ronaldo broke Rui Barros’ record of 12 Serie A goals to become the highest single-season Portuguese scorer in Italy.Now Allegri has given some insight into what it’s like working with Ronaldo, who he believes is “an example for everybody”.But, most importantly of all, the Italian coach wants Ronaldo to keep putting the ball into the back of the net for Juventus.“He is not any different from what I imagined”, Allegri told Daily Record.“I knew he was a great professional with a competitive spirit that has already helped everybody to improve”.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He wants to be the best one every day and that’s an important value that helps us all. I am not surprised, I’d rather say that it’s great to see him play because he is a different kind of player”.“Ronaldo’s biggest quality is that he is always focused, both in a game and during training.“It’s always the same habit also when he plays just one ball during games. I only want one thing from him: goals. It’s what he knows best, Cristiano is an example for everybody”.Following Saturday’s win, Juventus set a new record of 53 points for the first half of a Serie A season.Allegri added: “The Serie A title is a natural objective for Juventus, as for the Champions League you have to be lucky.“Ronaldo must be a joy for Juventus and for Italian football”.Juventus will be back in action away to Bologna in the Coppa Italia on January 12.TURIN, ITALY – DECEMBER 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Juventus and UC Sampdoria on December 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)last_img read more

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Animal Rights Group Lashes Out at SI

first_img20061,153,000 “We have tremendous respect and admiration for those who share our passion for the protection of animal rights,” reads a statement submitted to FOLIO: by Sports Illustrated. “We are rigorous in our adherence to the laws protecting the rights of animals and continue to place close scrutiny the ways in which we feature the beauty of the animal kingdom.”In February, Time staff writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen wrote a blog post (“My Company Made Me Look at Porn”) criticizing Time Inc. for distributing the swimsuit issue to employees.SWIMSUIT AT THE NEWSSTAND So how is the issue selling? Sports Illustrated says it is on pace for 1.2 million in single copy sales, the most since 2004 [see chart]. In the six weeks since the issue was posted online, Sports Illustrated says it has received 8 million unique visitors and 360 million page views. 20081,200,000* 20041,400,000 20071,050,000 20051,083,000 YEARSINGLE COPY SALES If you thought you’d heard it all in terms of the backlash surrounding Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue—subscribers, Time Inc. staffers—think again.Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, a Washington state-based organization that supports chimpanzees “discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries,” has organized a letter-writing campaign protesting the magazine’s use of animals in its swimsuit pictorials.In a letter sent to Sports Illustrated, Julia Gallucci of Chimpanzee Sanctuary criticized the magazine’s use of a macaque and a bear on location at a Russian vodka distillery. “I wanted to let you know that exotic animals typically endure excessively brutal training methods at the hands of their trainers, who dominate the animals and force them to perform unnatural behaviors for the camera,” Gallucci wrote. “Please make the responsible decision never to exploit exotic animals in your publication again.” An SI rep says the magazine has received more than two dozen similar letters. SOURCE: SI * estimatelast_img read more

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Full Throttle Auto Advertising Racing Back

first_imgThe third quarter proved to be another positive three-month period for consumer magazines, with advertising pages increasing 3.6 percent (marking the second consecutive quarter of slight growth) and estimated ad revenues jumping up by 5.3 percent. Also noteworthy was that the automotive advertising category reported a 43 percent growth in ad pages to 2,606.78 pages, the biggest increase among the 12 categories tracked by PIB. Year-to-date, the increase is smaller (+24.7 percent, at 6,853.12 pages) but still represents the biggest growth through the first nine months.While auto advertising by no means has returned to where it was a couple years ago (it’s still down more than 30 percent from a reported 10,190.54 pages through the third quarter 2008), auto makers advertise in all types of magazines, so the upswing is significant in that it affects titles all across the industry. And, of course, no category is impacted more specifically than auto-related magazines. The auto title that has seen the biggest ad page gain through the first nine months of the year is Source Interlink Media’s Automobile magazine, which has grown ad pages 16.1 percent to 421.76 pages. HFMUS’ Car and Driver, which has the biggest market share with 607.89 pages, reported an ad page increase of 4 percent through the first nine months. The only auto title to report a loss for the period was Hot Rod, at -0.2 percent. Ira Gabriel, publisher of Automobile and Motor Trend magazines, attributes the growth in auto industry advertising to the auto makers fighting for market share. And Gabriel’s team has made strides to capitalize on that growth. “During this past year, we have made a focused effort to sit with our clients, listen to their objectives and goals and return back branded solutions that drive influencers,” Gabriel says. “For example, Automobile editor-in-chief Jean Jennings recently produced a number of special integrated inserts for – multiple GM divisions, Lexus (on the launch of the LFA) and BMW. These special sections included ideas brought to the auto companies by Jean and her staff, which created a branding message and strong association with Automobile Magazine. Together with print, the integration was comprised of online, video, email and radio.”Collectively, the six auto titles tracked by PIB reported an increase in ad pages of 6.82 percent. Year-to-date, Autoweek has grown ad pages 6.9 percent, Motor Trend is up 9.6 percent and Road & Track is ahead by 4.5 percent.last_img read more

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