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  • Saint Mary’s hosts second annual STEM Students Weekend

    first_imgAs acceptance letters begin trickling in, the decision as to what college to attend looms large for high school seniors. For girls who dream of pristine lab coats and are filled with excitement at the prospect of computing indefinite integrals, Saint Mary’s second annual STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Students Weekend provides an opportunity to experience campus firsthand and encounter the faculty, students and opportunities available to them at Saint Mary’s as STEM majors.Senior Noreen Maloney, a chemistry and environmental earth science major in the Dual Degree Engineering Program, said that the purpose of this weekend is, “to go beyond a normal tour.”“When we look at STEM students now, everyone wants to make sure that they’re making the right choice with their education,” Maloney said. “They want to know that they can be involved in different labs, research, small classes and get hands-on experience.”These concerns are systematically addressed through tours and dinner with a social event to build a sense of community. Then, students participate in a STEM-intensive day with sessions that highlight current research at the College and provide an opportunity to meet faculty and chat with current students about their experiences, senior Heather DiLallo, a chemistry and chemical engineering major, said.“We are trying to give accepted STEM students the opportunity to see what it’s like to actually be a STEM major here by having interactive activities and different sessions specific to each major to give them an idea of what their every day would look like, interacting with current students, being able to spend the night in the dorms with them and getting a better picture in that way,” DiLallo said. “The fact that a lot of faculty members are taking a lot of time out to come and spend time with them speaks volumes.”For DiLallo, part of her ultimate decision to attend Saint Mary’s was her encounter with Toni Barstis, a professor of chemistry and head of the Dual Degree Engineering program at Saint Mary’s.“Part of it was meeting with [Barstis] beforehand and getting that personal connection,” DiLallo said. “[Saint Mary’s] felt different and here was really where I was being drawn. Understand [the Saint Mary’s] community and [you will] understand all of the opportunities you can have in STEM at Saint Mary’s.”Barstis said it is important for prospective students to be able to explore the opportunities and environment of the school they may attend.“How do you know what you’re really investing in? I don’t think anything is better than feet on the ground, really seeing what it’s like. And I think it’s the most informed way to do things,” Barstis said. “Either you’re going to like this environment or you’re not. If you want the students to immerse, you’ve got to showcase who we are. That personal connection is critical and what we are trying to emphasize here.”Ultimately, the goal of this weekend is to provide prospective students with the means to make an informed college decision with confidence and conviction, Maloney said.“Be open to the experience,” she said. “Learn something about yourself. Learn something about Saint Mary’s.”Tags: Dual Degree in Engineering, STEM, STEM students weekendlast_img read more

  • Betclic aims for highest French profile with Ligue 1 betting partnership

    first_img FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Related Articles Submit Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Betclic has announced its biggest sponsorship commitment to date after becoming the official betting partner of French football’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 championships.Confirmed this morning by France’s Ligue de Football Professional (LFP), Betclic will join French football’s roster of marquee sponsors, which includes UBER Eats as headline sponsor Ligue 1 and BKT tyres as lead sponsor of Ligue 2. Securing a three-season agreement, Betclic will commence its betting partnership arrangement of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in September, with a start date yet to be confirmed. Last April, the LFP was forced to cancel all 2019/2020 football leagues and competitions on direct orders of the French government, which deemed that France would hold no major sporting and entertainment events until September.  Announcing the partnership, LFP Director-General Didier Quillot described Betclic as a ‘generational brand’, expanding the Ligue 1-and-2’s appeal to target audiences aged 18-35.He said: “We are very pleased to welcome Betclic as a partner of Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT. The arrival of this new partnership demonstrates the attractiveness of our two competitions. Alongside Betclic, a modern and strong company for young people, we find the best partner to support us in our recruitment and digital engagement challenges.”Meanwhile, Betclic CEO Nicolas Béraud, underlined the importance of the partnership at a critical time for French football as it prepares to restart its professional leagues following lockdown.Béraud added: “We are very proud to partner with Ligue 1 Uber Eats and Ligue 2 BKT. These 2 competitions are very appreciated by our players, Ligue 1 Uber Eats being in particular the most wagered competition on Betclic. “The offer that we are going to deploy as part of this partnership will allow all French football fans to live their passion even more intensely. “last_img read more

  • Man shot, killed in Better Hope

    first_imgA 29-year-old man was fatally shot on Saturday at his residence in Better Hope, East Coast Demerara.The victim has been identified as Denis Nandlall of 21 Lalchan Street, Better Hope South.Dead: Denis NandlallA relative of the deceased, Alicia Douglas, told Guyana Times on Sunday that she, Nandlall and a few others were chatting in the yard of their family home when the incident happened.“I heard him talking to someone on the road. I heard him saying ‘come back tomorrow, the guy is not at home’ and before you know it, things happened so fast,” she recalled.Douglas then recalled hearing a loud explosion and soon after, she saw her cousin fall to the ground. Upon inquiring, relatives discovered that Nandlall had been shot in the back.According to her, no one saw who fired the shot, but neighbours claimed that they saw two strange men on bicycles, wearing hoodies in the street around the same time that the incident happened.Nandlall was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital for emergency medical treatment. “They said he had to get emergency surgery. They asked us to pay down the ward fee. When the doctor examined him, they told us to lodge down $550,000,” Douglas stated.Since the family did not have that amount of cash on hand, they were presented with no choice but to transfer Nandlall to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.“By time that, he had major internal bleeding, which resulted in his death. The bullet was lodged in his back on the left side, which according to the doctors caused the internal bleeding,” she added.While some are still finding it hard to believe that someone would just show up at Nandlall’s home and shoot him, others believe that something may have led to this unfortunate incident. Asked whether Nandlall ever interfered with anyone, Douglas doubted that her cousin would attempt to create trouble with anyone. She also claimed that he was never involved in any criminal activity. “He is a very good human being. I’ve never knew him to be a bad person or somebody that would do something wrong. He was a decent person. I know him well and he is a good person,” she stressed.An aunt of the deceased, Joyce Nandlall, told this newspaper that she was very saddened and shocked by what transpired. She claimed that her nephew was a decent individual who was never a troublemaker.“He don’t drink and smoke and fight and make trouble with anybody. I don’t know if people don’t like him. I can’t say. What I know is he is not a trouble-making person and he don’t fight with anybody.”Joyce said the incident has brought to bear the question of how safe neighbourhoods were these days.“It’s like we are not safe anymore. Just imagine this happened in our own home. Because the person just came and asked him for somebody, they shoot him. Life doesn’t have a value anymore?”While some are speculating that it could have been an attempted robbery, others are of the opinion that Nandlall was specifically targeted and his murder was carefully planned and executed. The man was expected to get married later this year. The matter is currently being investigated by the Police. Nandlall will be laid to rest today.last_img read more

  • El Clasico: Calderon previews Real Madrid v Barcelona

    first_imgFormer Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show to preview the upcoming El Clasico match.Barcelona travel to the Bernabeu on Saturday afternoon for, arguably, the biggest match in world football.Former Tottenham flyer Gareth Bale will sit out the clash, but Sergio Ramos returns for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.Barcelona are currently four points ahead of their arch-rivals in the La Liga table.Listen again to Ramon Calderon’s thoughts and leave your opinion on El Clasico below…last_img read more