first_imgZambia Reinsurance PLC ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Zambia Reinsurance PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Reinsurance PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Reinsurance PLC (  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileZambia Reinsurance PLC, formerly known as Prima Reinsurance is a wholly-owned reinsurance company providing products and solutions in the domestic and business sector in Zambia. The company underwrites classes of marine and non-marine reinsurances, which includes fire, motor, engineering, aviation, agricultural and work-related accidents. Reinsurance is the practice of insurers transferring portions of risk portfolios to other parties by some form of agreement to reduce the likelihood of having to pay a large obligation resulting from an insurance claim. The company is also licensed to reinsure life assurance products. Prima Re is fully-owned and promoted by a group of Zambian Professionals and entrepreneurs. It was incorporated in 2006 as a public limited company and was the first reinsurance company to enter the Zambian marketplace. Prima Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgFirst Capital Bank Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about First Capital Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_img Rector Hopkinsville, KY By ACNS staffPosted Nov 11, 2014 Rector Knoxville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA Featured Events Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Collierville, TN An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Archbishop Thabo has long been leading the way in raising awareness of the impact of climate change.Photo: The Anglican Church of Southern Africa[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican youth worldwide have been called on to help determine the Anglican Communion’s strategy to protect the environment.Archbishop of Cape Town Thabo Makgoba, primate of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has issued an invitation to young Anglicans and Episcopalians worldwide to use social media to let the eco-bishops know what they think should be in a Communion-wide strategic plan to address global climate change.“I write to you today in order to strengthen our Christian witness in a difficult time and, by doing so, mobilizing the entire Anglican Communion around the urgent matter of global climate change,” wrote Makgoba, who is the chair of the Anglican Communion Environment Network.“I have invited a few bishops from around the Anglican Communion to meet with me in South Africa in February 2015. These bishops have already begun conversations together involving an exchange of ideas and concerns, and information about the responses we have already made in relation to climate change, and those we hope to make.“Wherever we live in the communion, each of us already feels the impact of climate change in our home provinces and dioceses – rising sea levels, stronger storms in some areas, longer droughts in others, shortages of food and clean water, waves of refugees.“This could lead to social and political upheaval in many countries. Unless more direct and faithful action, in addition to the reduction of greenhouse gases, is taken soon, the consequences for the church and all of humanity will be even more profound.“Our goal will be to develop a Communion-wide strategic plan that meets the challenges ahead and builds ‘confidence in God’s future’ for present and future generations.”Calling on future leadersThe archbishop stressed that he needed to hear from Anglican youth worldwide because it was they who would soon be the leaders of the church and “nations in which we we minister in these important matters.”“What do you want to say to a group of eco-bishops? I ask you to post a selfie or record a video on your smartphone or mobile device. Speak in English, French, Spanish or other language. If you are on Facebook visit our Anglican eco-bishops community page.”Makgoba invited visitors to the social media platform to post comments, pictures and short videos there and see what others had posted also.Further information about the Anglican Communion Environment Network is available here. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Advocacy Peace & Justice, This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Environment & Climate Change Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Submit a Press Release Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Anglican Communion, Rector Pittsburgh, PA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL SA Archbishop calls on youth for help with Communion eco-strategy Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Tags Africa, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Washington, DC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Houses Projects Save this picture!© José Hevia+ 15 Share Save this picture!© José HeviaText description provided by the architects. The addition of “La Llena” Equestrian Center, the work of architects Vicente Sarrablo and Jaume Colom, had as its main objective the construction of a single family house. The elements they worked with have been the stable -located in the lower part-, the haystack and a metal structure with a shingled gable roof that protects the project. Building on the existing instead of selecting a nearby location has enabled significant savings on items such as foundations or structure, since much of the wood that shaped the old enclosure of the barn could be reused.Save this picture!© José HeviaSave this picture!© José Hevia”The intervention aims to enhance a large covered terrace to the south which involves some overhangs on the north side to meet the required program” emphasizes the architect. They have also used plywood panels for both load-bearing walls and partitions as well as the curved roof, with thin plywood so that it could be bent on site. The outer enclosure of the walls reuses wood from the barn, while the interior keeps the industrial wood finishing, applying only a clear varnish for ceilings and paint for vertical surfaces.Save this picture!Planta y SecciónSave this picture!© José HeviaOriginal glazed openings done in Technal.The geometric elements are topped by large glazed openings designed to give the counterpoint of modernity to the rural environment in which the project is located. The size and purity of lines of sliding Soleal windows, particularly suitable to withstand heavy weights and create large glass panes, complete the design of this new building. It allows the realization of large windows, up to 200 kg per pane, for greater solar contribution. In addition, the large windows allow views of the riding school from the inside and the color is adjusted perfectly to the colors of the environment. For operable openings, windows from the same series have been used, harmonizing the project.Save this picture!© José HeviaProject gallerySee allShow lessBroad Street House in Suffolk / Nash Baker ArchitectsSelected ProjectsWall House / AGi ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “La Llena” Equestrian Center / Vicente Sarrablo + Jaume ColomSave this projectSave“La Llena” Equestrian Center / Vicente Sarrablo + Jaume Colom CopyHouses, Adaptive Reuse•La Llacuna, Spain Manufacturers: Technal Products translation missing: Construction:FupicsaClient:Bernat Víctory, Anna Ferrer
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first_img By Gary Truitt – Sep 28, 2014 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Acre Reallocation Begins Acre Reallocation Begins SHARE SHARE Acre Reallocation Beginscenter_img Facebook Twitter A number of meetings will be held around the state and nation to explain the options, and new on-line tools are available to help farmers choose between ARC and PLC. USDA helped create online tools that allow farmers to enter information about their operations and to see projections about what each program will mean for them under possible future scenarios. The new tools are now available at USDA provided $3 million to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri and the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M (co-leads for the National Association of Agricultural and Food Policy), along with the University of Illinois (lead for the National Coalition for Producer Education) to develop the new programs. Which farm program to participate in is not a decision that has to be made until sometime next summer, and Vilsack urges producers to take time and study the different options. “We’re committed to giving farmers as much information as we can so they can make an informed decision between these programs,” said Vilsack. “These resources will help farm owners and producers boil the information down, understand what their options are, and ultimately make the best decision on which choice is right for them. We are very grateful to our partners for their phenomenal work in developing these new tools within a very short time frame.” Today begins the onetime opportunity for farmers to reallocate their base acres under the new Farm Bill  Several weeks ago, most producers received a letter from the USDA outlining the opportunity to reallocate their base acres mix and update their yield history at the local FSA office. Monday is the beginning of that opportunity. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says it is a decision that producers should take seriously, “This decision will become important as farmers make decisions over the next several months about which farm program they will participate in.” The new programs, Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), are cornerstones of the commodity farm safety net programs in the 2014 Farm Bill, legislation that ended direct payments. Only the land owners can make the base acre readjustment and yield history update, and this decision is different from which farm program to choose. As Vilsack explains that decision is made by the producer, ” Landowners are the only ones who can make the base acre adjustments. Unless they have a crop share arrangement with their tenant, they are considered a producer. If they have a cash rent arrangement, they cannot make a decision on which farm program to sign up for; only the person who puts the crop in the ground can decide that.”  Previous articleSunday OutlookNext articleSome Great Early Soybean Yields in North Central Indiana Gary Truittlast_img read more

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin 18/12/2019Energia Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home Winner 2019 – Tony Noonan from Tullig North, Templeglantine, Co Limerick.Pic: Don MoloneyTony Noonan from Templeglantine, County Limerick has been crowned the winner of Energia Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home.The winner was selected through a public vote and given a cash prize to donate to charity.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Tony is donating his €3,000 to six charities: Brothers of Charity Services Foynes & Brothers of Charity Services Newcastle West, Milford Care Centre, Adare Alzheimer’s Branch, Cry Monagea and Recovery Haven Tralee.18/12/2019Energia Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home Winner 2019 – Tony Noonan from Tullig North, Templeglantine, Co Limerick.Pic: Don MoloneyHealso received an Energia goody bag filled with some products from the Energia Smart Home Store, helping to make his home smarter and more energy efficient.Geoff Codd Head of Marketing and Retail Development, Energia commented; “The whole team here at Energia would like to congratulate Tony Noonan for being crowned the winner of Energia Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home,”.The nationwide competition searches for the best decorated home in Ireland during the festive season, and has raised over €18,000 for charities throughout Ireland in the last three years. Twittercenter_img Advertisement Previous articleAlleged Islamic State member Lisa Smith to spend weekend in prison after bail not processedNext articleLimerick Post Show | Christmas Special Meghann Scully Email Print LimerickNewsLimerick man wins Ireland’s Most Christmassy Home 2019By Meghann Scully – December 20, 2019 2299 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_img Facebook Officials, students: College still worth the cost Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – December 27, 2020 Pinterest Twittercenter_img TAGS  Facebook Local NewsEducation Despite any debts she might incur, University of Texas Permian Basin freshman Alex Ramos is determined to get her degree and go on to medical school to become a surgeon. A mixture of parental nudging and her own desire made higher education all but certain. “… I think my parents wanted me to go to college and then I also had that want to go to college for my education, so I could become a surgeon and so I could help people. That’s always been … my dream to help people and someday go on a mission trip and help people who can’t afford these surgeries and stuff like that,” Ramos said. “… My parents really have pushed me to go to college. They’ve motivated me to keep my grades up so I could get into a good college and then just the whole aspect of me wanting to become a surgeon just kind of motivated me even more,” she added. Currently working at Our Family Urgent Care in Midland, Ramos is studying biology at UTPB and getting real-world experience at the clinic. “It’s been good. The change from high school to college is a little different. I’m not going to lie, but overall I feel like my university has done really well … with helping freshmen get into the swing of college and managing their classes and managing all aspects of their time,” Ramos said. In her personal opinion, she said, going to college should be mandatory. “… It gives you a jump on your life once you get out. You study what you love to do, what you want to do and yeah you’ve got to pay for it, but I feel like the more studies you do … the more you’re going to get in your future …,” Ramos said. She had a pleasant surprise taking courses outside of science. “I recently took a Shakespeare class and that was probably one of my favorite classes. I never really liked Shakespeare, but it was an English … requirement and I enjoyed it a lot. And also math; I love math. Math is like one of my best subjects ever, so I love my math class. I’m a nerd. I like anything difficult,” Ramos said. The Midland High School graduate said if people are on the fence about college, attend for a year maybe at a community college and see how they feel. “I would say get your associate, even if you don’t know what you want to do. Get your associate (degree) in business because you can do anything with business. Then maybe at that point you’ve figured out what you want to do and you’ve already invested your time and your money into something important …,” Ramos said. Avery Vega, a graduate of George H.W. Bush New Tech Odessa, is now attending classes in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin virtually while working at the Great Texas Oil Change in Odessa. He’s going for a degree in supply chain management. Vega said two different things went into the decision to stay home and start his freshman year online. “The first was that I felt the school did not have adequate preparations for accommodations for COVID. It was still two people per room. If somebody got COVID, they’d be moved somewhere else. There was not any required face mask, so in general in Austin, especially on the campus (it) was like a breeding ground for COVID,” Vega said. “The second reason was a simple cost thing. I could go to college and spend $12,000 on room and board to get COVID, or I could save $12,000 for the next semester and work or do something similar,” he added. He said he still feels college is worth it, although a lot of people might not think so. “I’m just looking at it from the expected earnings that you get after attending college compared to the price that you spend on college. It’s just like it’s a no-brainer financial decision if you’re able to do that and COVID has not changed that. It’s certainly made aspects of school more difficult, but it’s also made other aspects … like working … a lot easier,” Vega added. He said it’s wonderful to be able to live at home and save money so he can put it toward more college and not have as much debt. Having to work while attending college and being involved in club activities would probably be too much for a lot of people, himself included, without letting something slip, Vega said. He said his college degree will be worth it when it’s done, especially because it’s in business. “Some degrees offer wonderful returns and some degrees don’t,” he said. If you go to film school, for example, it’s probably not as good a decision as going to medical or business school or going into any science, technology, engineering or math field, he said. He added your expected earnings will likely be many times what they would be if you had not earned a college degree. If someone were on the fence about going to college, Vega said his advice would depend on what field they want to pursue and what their situation was. “If you want to go to college to be an automotive engineer, I would say it’s not worth it. There’s lots of other opportunities for you, especially in Odessa, that you can find that will pay off better. If you want to go to medical school, you kind of have to (go to college); you don’t have a choice. It’s medical school for a reason,” Vega said. “If you want to just go and have the college experience, it’s probably not worth it from a financial perspective. As with all things, you have to make sure that you go out there and you do that research and you find the right fit for whatever career you want to go into. In some scenarios, college isn’t worth it. But in a lot of those scenarios, college is absolutely worth it,” he added. He agrees with Ramos that community college is a “wonderful way to dip your toes in the water to figure out if learning and going down this route is going to be the right option for you.” “It’s relatively cheap. There’s pretty much a community college in every single town you live in, so your cost of living (isn’t) going to be that much harder. The content is not as time consuming as a bachelor’s or master’s degree would be, so it’s a lot easier to work and go to school so you can pay your way through school, which is something that’s a lot harder” when you’re going for a bachelor’s degree. “And again, the payout from getting an associate degree is definitely there, so if you want to go ahead and head that way, getting an associate degree from your community college is a great idea, especially just figuring out what you want to do … I know a lot of people, including myself, wasn’t sure what they wanted to do so finding your way in community college when the stakes are a lot lower is a wonderful option,” Vega said. UTPB Vice President of Enrollment Management PJ Woolston said college can be free for a lot of students. Generally speaking from the viewpoint of universities, they are concerned about higher education access for students, he said. “We understand the value of going to college and getting a degree, which even when you look at the cost, a lot of times the college part can be free to a lot of people. It’s not … that nobody pays for it. It’s that the student doesn’t have to pay for it. Someone pays, but the costs are covered by organizations like the federal government and the state government. There’s so much funding and it goes so much further at a public school than it does at a private school that the student with need that’s coming from a family that doesn’t make a ton of money a lot of times doesn’t have to pay anything because those costs are covered by somebody else,” Woolston said. There are ways of shortening college time such as dual credit where students can earn up to two years of college credit before they go to a four-year university. They may also be able to earn an associate degree while still in high school. Woolston said students also can take Advanced Placement classes and Odessa High School has an International Baccalaureate program. “There’s lots of ways to get a head start while you’re in high school, and especially if students are proactive, if they’re thinking in advance I want to go to this school, or I know I want to major in this, they can make sure that the classes that they’re taking early on are going to be directly applicable …” Woolston said. All of that reduces time to degree. Planning ahead, he said, is occurring more than it has previously. He added that everyone is aware of how expensive college is and the colleges have been proactive about setting up dual credit programs. “Now it’s so standard and so many people do it that it’s much more straight forward,” Woolston said. He said ways to cut the cost of living is by not living on campus, doing your laundry at home and getting food from home. High schools also stress filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. “It’s a way to sort of level the playing field, to make sure that organizations like the federal government and the state government can know how to cover the costs of certain people based on their income. That’s how we get to the need-based part because everyone talks about scholarships, and of course … UT Permian Basin and Odessa College and Midland College, they’re going to be thinking about scholarships for students, too. We’re trying to package that with the need-based aid to minimize the direct cost to the student,” Woolston said. UTPB also has scholarships for students whose families make less than $60,000 where tuition costs are covered. Odessa College also offers a variety of scholarships and discounts. On average, Woolston said, someone who has a bachelor’s degree is making more than double an annual salary that a person with a high school diploma is. “The trade-off is someone with a high school diploma is working sooner. If they’re not going to college, they can work full time, they can make more money than someone who is working part time and going to college. But within a couple of years of graduating, they quickly pass that,” Woolston said. Studies show that students who have a college degree make $1 million more — at least — over their lifetime than students with just a high school degree, Woolston said. “That’s just like the first level of why a college degree pays off. We also know that the unemployment rate for people with a bachelor’s degree is about a quarter or a third what it is for people without a bachelor’s degree …,” Woolston said. There are also secondary benefits, he said, such as people with a bachelor’s degree are more likely to have health insurance; they’re more likely to have a retirement account; “they’re much more likely to be civically engaged and to vote.”“They’re much more likely to be culturally engaged and just have a greater appreciation for the arts,” Woolston said. “All that stuff just comes from spending time with this four-year period — four- to- six-year period. A lot of students are going part time and that can work, too, but it’s this focused time where they’re surrounded by peers; they’re being challenged by just really amazing faculty members. It’s a really formative time in life.” In his state of higher education address, Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller addressed the value of college. “…After the Great Recession, nearly all new jobs created in the United States and 85 percent of the new jobs created in Texas required at least some education beyond high school. And today, early steps toward economic recovery already appear to be leaving those without postsecondary credentials behind. The current recession is also the most inequitable our nation has seen since unemployment data has been tracked. Women, Black and Hispanic Texans, low-income Texans, and Texans in rural communities have disproportionately lost jobs and are seeing slower return to employment. That is why we have launched an initiative to assess and update the 60x30TX plan to be responsive to what Texas needs now from higher education,” Keller stated. According to information from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, those needs include: >> Expanding the plan’s focus to include adults and nontraditional students. >> Identifying and prioritizing the kinds of high-value credentials that are especially important for current and future workforce needs. >> Leveraging higher education’s research and development capabilities. >> And advancing access and outcomes equitably so all Texans can have opportunities to participate in and contribute to the great benefits of the state. Woolston from UTPB said college also offers a chance for choice. Students can schedule the days and times they want to take classes. Pre-COVID, he noted that students who lived on campus are more successful academically and have better relationships with people around them. He added that UTPB has a healthy transfer student population. Asked if more students should be pointed to majors like engineering or nursing, Woolston said not necessarily. An English major can have many choices because they can apply their skills to many disciplines. “… When we hear people say we need more people to go into trade education, I don’t know that it’s necessarily that we need more students in trade education but I do wish that we could see more students think more openly about what they want to do,” Woolston said. He added that in other parts of the world, students have to decide sometimes as young as junior high what they want to do the rest of their lives. “Who knows when they’re that young, let alone when they’re 16 or 17 what they want to do with the rest of their life. Some of them do and the ones who feel a calling to heal people and to help people should go into nursing. The ones who feel a calling to crunch numbers and build stuff should go into engineering,” Woolston said. “We have people who need to go into teaching because they just know they’re teachers. Then we have a whole host of people … who just don’t know yet, and that’s OK, too. They know that college is the right choice for them because of all the opportunities it’s going to provide. We can help them figure it out from there.” According to the College Board website, the average cost of tuition for a two-year public college was $3,440 for in-district students. A public four-year college for in-state students was $9,410. A public four-year college for out-of-state students was $23,890. And a private four-year college was $32,410. The costs do not include room and board. Woolston said part of the reason college costs have gone up is the support provided to students with tutoring, advisors and career centers. “… We’ve started these offices so students can come into college and not just pick a major and here’s the list of classes you need to take … for the next four years. It can be … we’re with you every step of the way. What are you struggling with? Is it a class? Is it a major choice? Is it a career choice? Is it finding an internship? We can help you now with all of that stuff. We’re just trying to help students understand the scope of what we have available,” Woolston said. He added that UTPB is preparing to launch a recruiting initiative focused on the Permian Basin. “… We just want more students to go to college because their future is going to be brighter if they do,” Woolston said. While adults and students alike head to the oilfield when it’s booming, if you go straight to work, Woolston said, you don’t develop those transferrable skills, versatility or resiliency. “That’s stuff we can teach you,” he said. He added that students also learn networking and social skills. “There’s that support piece. We’ve got an advisor, faculty mentors; we’ve got college tutors that help you with your individual classes. The support network is so much stronger,” Woolston said. 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first_imgNewsx Adverts Facebook By News Highland – June 2, 2011 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Sinn Fein concerned at new draft County Development Plan Sinn Fein has outline its opposition to the Draft County Development Plan claiming that if adopted as is, it would have a detrimental impact on the county’s rural areas.The plan came up for discussion at this weeks meeting of Donegal County Council, just hours before it was to be released for public consultation.Deputy Mayor, Marie Therese Gallagher, outlined Sinn Feins opposition to the plan and highlighted the detrimental effect, the party feel the plan will have the rural area’s of the county and the Gaeltacht region.The party says there are considerable challenges within plan which the council does not have control over. The plan has been drawn up within National Planning Guidelines, Regional Planning Guidelines and underEPA regs – SInn Fein believes these guidelines and regulations are the real challenges.They say the plan is based on the direction of the National planning guidelines which are to centralise population,In terms of planning, its claimed -under the guidlines being adopted – the freedom to decide where to set up home will be curtailed, and directed by the hierarchy system. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Previous articleFinn Valley College footpaths will be ready – Mc BreartyNext articleLGH offering advice on haemochromatosis News Highland Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest IWDG says one Rossknowlagh whale has not re-appeared Facebook The Donegal Irish Whale and Dolphin Group say one of the Bottlenose Whales which were discovered stranded at Rossnowlagh beach last week has not reappeared.They are appealing to people to be vigilant and contact them if the whale is spotted along the shore.The group says they are keen to get samples from the whale as it will form part of their investigation and will help identify if the pod was a family group or juveniles who were part of the same population.center_img Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIFI responding to the impact of Brexit and Covid-19Next articleMcGinty gets nod for Republic U21 Squad News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Facebook By News Highland – August 26, 2020 Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

first_img Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA The North’s First Minister Arlene Foster and other unionists are threatening legal action over the Northern Ireland Protocol.They argue the Brexit settlement agreed for Northern Ireland is not compatible with the Act of Union of 1801, which set up a customs union between Britain and Ireland.Tomorrow the House of Commons will debate a DUP petition demanding London take unilateral action, to lift customs and regulatory checks under Article 16 of the protocol.In a statement, SDLP leader Colum Eastwood says the legal threat is “ill-judged” and will only make current tensions worse. Facebook North’s First Minister threatening legal action over Northern Ireland Protocol Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – February 21, 2021 Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleNew licencing reforms to boost hospitality to be announced tomorrowNext article26 new cases were confirmed in Donegal this evening News Highland Twitter Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more