first_imgSaint Michael’s College,Fiske Guide to Colleges in 2012 and the Princeton Review’s Best 376 Colleges 2012 edition.  The Fiske Guide is widely sold as ‘the #1 best-selling guide to colleges.’ And the Princeton Review’s Best 376 Colleges is called ‘the Princeton Review’s flagship college guide.’ ‘We’re very pleased to be included in these guides; we know that these are among the most important resources for students and their parents in making college choices, so it’s wonderful for Saint Michael’s to be described in books that get into the hands of so many families across the nation,’ said Saint Michael’s President John J Neuhauser. Being selected for these guides in the first place is the big step, since each book selects only about 15 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities for inclusion in its publication. On top of being included, Saint Michael’s was deemed a ‘Best Buy’ in the Fiske Guide, one of 49 institutions so named. Saint Michael’s made the 6th best in the Princeton Review category ‘best gown-gown relations’ and was deemed ‘a best Northeastern college.’ Neither guide ranks the colleges overall from 1 to 376 (that’s left to U. S. News). These two guides simply select the schools they deem academically worthy for inclusion, based on interviews, visits and research.  They also make sure to include schools located across the whole U.S. geography and schools of all sizes. Saint Michael’s is a Fiske Guide ‘Best Buy’‘All of the Best Buy schools fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category, and most have four- or five-star academics ratings,’ according to the Fiske Guide’s  press release, which said further, that despite rising tuition rates, ‘there are some bargains to be found in higher education.’ The Fiske Guide Best Buys are ‘schools that offer outstanding academics with relatively moderate prices,’ Saint Michael’s among them.  Founded and written by Edward B. Fiske, who was education editor of the New York Times for 17 years, the Fiske Guide has come to be widely regarded as the leading college search book. It has been published for more than 25 years, helping untold numbers of students, parents, and counselors gain an independent perspective on the distinctive personalities of ‘the best and most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain,’ according to the announcement of the book’s release.Saint Michael’s is #6 nationally in ‘good town-gown relations’ and ‘a best Northeastern college’ in Princeton Review’s Best 376 Colleges‘Our choices are based on institutional data we collect about schools, our visits to schools over the years, feedback we gather from students attending the schools, and the opinions of our staff and our 28-member National College Counselor Advisory Board,’ said Robert Franek, Princeton Review VP and author of The Best 376 Colleges.last_img read more

first_imgTop five mistakes most new climbers make, and how you can avoid them.[1] Forgetting your feet “Most beginners try to muscle up a route, using all upper body and dragging their feet up the rock,” says Ryan Beasley, owner of Rock Dimensions, a climbing guide and instructional service. “But if you use your feet well and keep your hips in balance, you’ll be able to climb longer and more efficiently.”Avoid It: During your climb, place two foot moves for every one hand move.[2] Reaching for the stars“Beginners have a tendency to reach for holds way above their head with every move,” says Seneca Rocks climbing guide Alan Goldbetter. “This puts a lot of emphasis on the upper body and can lead to injury.”Avoid It: Find an easy route and climb it without raising your hands above your head.[3]  Overtraining your hands“I see climbers with those squeeze grips all the time. They look cool, but it’s easy to overdo it on hand exercises,” says Greg Perry, co-founder of Atlanta Rocks Climbing Gym. “Your hand is made up predominantly of tendons and ligaments, not muscles.”Avoid It: You need hand strength, but you’ll get it naturally by climbing. Ditch the squeeze balls.[4]  Sacrificing safety for gloryIt’s easy to get in over your head when climbing. If you’re too gung-ho, you might find yourself on a climb that’s out of your league with suspect anchors and knots that aren’t keeping you as safe as they should.Avoid It: “There’s a progression to climbing,” says Swis Stockton of Granite Arches. “Climb smaller rocks first, learn some technique, then move on to bigger rocks.”[5]  Faking an anchor“There are plenty of people out there setting up anchors that don’t have enough knowledge,” Ryan Beasley says. “A lot of times, they’ll just try to replicate what they saw other people do, but they don’t have the core concepts of anchor building down. Every site is different, requiring a different approach to the anchor.Avoid it: After taking the appropriate anchor building and top roping classes, you’ll want to start climbing on your own. How do you know when you’re ready? Ask a guide or mentor to brutally assess your anchor-building and knot-tying skills. Spending an extra day or two working on the fundamentals is better than risking injury by climbing with uncertain technique.last_img read more

first_imgTwenty percent of the survey’s respondents also said they had tried online grocery shopping for the first time in March.“Online sales of fast-moving consumer goods are usually low, but more people tried it. I think it can be the new normal to buy groceries online,” Lamba added.The survey also showed that 18 percent of respondents also reported doing sports or fitness activities more during the quarantine, while 13 percent of respondents said they tried an online fitness class for the first time during quarantine.“This is a good opportunity for fitness service providers to tap into online classes or to further promote their online products,” Lamba said.Consumers in Indonesia are reporting doing more handwashing and more fitness activities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread. (Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and SurveySensum/-)A consumer shift toward a more hygienic and healthier lifestyle is concurrent with Google Trend’s data, which show an upward trend in searches for the “immunity” keyword since early March after the President announced the first two cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia.As people try to stay active and healthy to maintain good immunity, they are also staying indoors to comply with the government’s call for physical distancing. The survey also reported that weekend traveling had declined by 77 percent in March, while going to malls for leisure and watching movies in cinemas was down by 76 and 65 percent, respectively.The MMA questioned 500 people in five major cities across Indonesia from March 20 to 21 for the consumer survey while it is also monitoring 80 business to business respondents for the business sentiment survey.   Topics : “In the first week after COVID-19 spread to Indonesia, we saw people stocking up. But now we are not seeing that as much,” said SurveySensum founder and CEO Rajiv Lamba at a webinar on Friday.People are buying products from markets in bigger packages as they continue to stay at home more, Lamba said, in line with retailers’ report of a shift in consumer behavior to buy in bulk.The survey findings were also in line with retailers’ report of an uptick in demand for hygiene products as Indonesia declared a public health emergency over COVID-19 on March 31, imposing large-scale social restrictions. COVID-19 cases in Indonesia soared within a month from zero to 2,273 cases with 198 dead, among the highest death rates in the world.Read also: Staple foods safe, but masks, sanitizer gone from markets as consumer behavior shiftscenter_img A consumer survey in Indonesia has shown that people are buying more health and hygiene products and trying online fitness classes as the coronavirus continues to spread.In the survey, conducted recently by Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and SurveySensum, 85 percent of respondents reported doing more handwashing while 46 percent said they took vitamin supplements.The survey is backed by data from Nielsen showing that the value of liquid hand soap, for example, saw a 285 percent increase in March compared to the first two months of 2020. People are also buying more hand sanitizer, liquid antiseptic and wet tissues.last_img read more

first_img Share 18 Views   no discussions LocalNews Dominica National Counsel on Women struggles to keep afloat by: – May 10, 2011 Photo credit: start-business-info.comPresident of the National Council on Women Josephine Dublin Prince says the organization is struggling to keep afloat.Prince says the global financial crisis has made it even more difficult to access international funding and that is affecting the organization.She says in the interim, the DNCW is looking at ways to source funding for its various programs.“It was already difficult before the global recession. The situation is that they hesitate to give the nonprofit countries like Dominica much assistance. It is quite challenging to seek funding,” she said.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more