MSU-WP: Study away trip to Costa Rica scheduled for summer 2021Ozark Radio News

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Students at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) can learn more about Costa Rica during a short-term, study away opportunity scheduled for summer 2021.

Ana I. Estrella, assistant professor of biology and biomedical sciences, will lead a group of students on a trip to the Central American country May 29 through June 5.

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They will study tropical ecology in a three-credit-hour course titled “The Expedition: Leatherback Sea Turtle and Tropical Ecology” (BIO 197).

Estrella said the experience also is open to community members.

While in Costa Rica, students will gain first-hand experience learning about Costa Rican culture, tropical ecosystems, sustainability, environmental protection, climate change, coral reef ecology, and leatherback sea turtle ecology and management, she said.

The group also will engage in 20 hours of service learning while participating in ongoing research projects. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with locals

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The First Jobs of All the U.S. Presidents

Hey, everyone has to start somewhere.

Before leading the country was even a distant dream they pondered in their quietest moments, the men who would become our nation’s leaders explored other careers. Yep, they were just like the rest of us—sort of. Their first jobs spanned the gamut but were often the result of family connections, personal interests, luck, and maybe even fate. From land surveyors and ice-cream scoopers to teachers and a whole lot of lawyers, the 45 leaders of the United States all have fascinating stories about the first places they earned a paycheck.

George Washington

While most of today’s 15-year-olds are entering their sophomore year of high school and worrying about algebra tests and finding a date for the homecoming dance, Washington was starting his first job as a land surveyor, according to the George Washington Foundation. His connections were important to his early success, as his

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Julie Payette’s swearing-in ceremony blew past its pre-approved budget, documents show



Julie Payette et al. wearing costumes: Newly sworn in Governor General Julie Payette inspects the honour guard at Rideau hall on Oct. 2, 2017. Former astronaut Julie Payette was installed Monday as Canada's 29th governor general. At 53, she is the fourth woman and third-youngest Canadian to take on the role of vice regal and commander in chief, replacing 76-year-old academic David Johnston.


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Newly sworn in Governor General Julie Payette inspects the honour guard at Rideau hall on Oct. 2, 2017. Former astronaut Julie Payette was installed Monday as Canada’s 29th governor general. At 53, she is the fourth woman and third-youngest Canadian to take on the role of vice regal and commander in chief, replacing 76-year-old academic David Johnston.

Julie Payette’s swearing-in as Governor General in 2017 blew right past its pre-approved budget limit, costing taxpayers $649,000 for a glitzy afternoon and evening, newly released federal documents show.

The federal budget of that year had set aside $500,000 for an installation ceremony, knowing that someone was due to replace David Johnston at Rideau Hall on Oct. 2.

Instead organizers spent 30 per cent more than expected for the two-part event: a midday ceremony attended by 1,000 guests on the Hill, and then an evening cocktail party for

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Crewed flight to Mars may take place in late 2030s, says Roscosmos official – Science & Space

MOSCOW, July 10. /TASS/. The late 2030s are the most probable time for a crewed spacecraft’s flight to Mars, Executive Director of Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos for Manned Space Programs Sergei Krikalyov said on Friday.

“If this [a crewed flight] takes place in the 2030s, then this will be the second half of the 2030s. Most probably, this will take place in the late 2030s,” the Roscosmos official said in an interview with Mir-24 TV channel.

The mission to the Red Planet will most likely be international, he said.

A manned flight to that planet is a long-term prospect and an expedition to the Moon will serve as a preparation for it, Krikalyov said.

“Today a spacecraft is being developed for a flight beyond the low near-Earth orbit: an advanced crewed spaceship, which is being created to make it possible to travel beyond the near-Earth orbit to the Moon

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Maradi As Buhari’s 60th Birthday Present To Nigeria, By Festus Adedayo

Maradi, one of the three largest cities in Niger Republic, may yet be the metaphor of the fragility of the Nigerian state and an explainer of Nigeria’s 60 years post-independence wonky journey. It does this in the most succinct manner. With the Muhammadu Buhari government’s announcement last week of its intention to construct a railway line from Kano, passing through Kazaure, Daura, Katsina, Jibia to Maradi in Niger Republic, some jigsaw puzzles of the last 60 years of independence and the fault lines of the 106 years of Nigeria’s togetherness may confront us in their irritating minuscule.

Anyway, this Thursday, Nigeria will be 60. The Buhari government is not leaving any stones unturned in celebrating this epochal birthday. Responding to people’s bother that a country almost at its tethers like ours would still have space in its heart to fling cymbals, Minister of Information and Orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had

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Courses – Honors College | Montana State University

Fall Semester

HONR 123 Honors Hike and Read

This excursion affords incoming freshmen the opportunity to informally interact with
Honors faculty and students in a beautiful outdoor setting. Includes discussion of
a pre-selected text, a spectacular day hike, lodging, delicious meals, and a wonderful
campground in Hyalite Canyon. All registration forms must be received to secure your
spot in Hike and Read. Registration forms coming soon…..

HONR 131 Freshman Research Symposium (1 credit)

This symposium will provide a focused and interactive forum to introduce highly motivated
students to the exciting possibilities of undergraduate research at MSU. The symposium
will provide a comprehensive overview of the broad spectrum of research activity at
MSU. Two Saturdays in October.Apply online for the HONR 131 Freshman Research Symposium.

HONR 201US Texts & Critics: Knowledge and Imagination I (4 Credits)

This course substitutes for a University Seminar (US) core course and emphasizes critical
reading/analysis

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Maradi as Buhari’s 60th birthday present to Nigeria

Maradi, one of the three largest cities in Niger Republic, may yet be the metaphor of the fragility of the Nigerian state and an explainer of Nigeria’s 60 years post-independence wonky journey. It does this in the most succinct manner. With the Muhammadu Buhari government’s announcement last week of its intention to construct a railway line from Kano, passing through Kazaure, Daura, Katsina, Jibia to Maradi in Niger Republic, some jigsaw puzzles of the last 60 years of independence and the fault lines of the 106 years of Nigeria’s togetherness may confront us in their irritating minuscule.

Anyway, this Thursday, Nigeria will be 60. The Buhari government is not leaving any stones unturned in celebrating this epochal birthday. Responding to people’s bother that a country almost at its tethers like ours would still have space in its heart to fling cymbals, Minister of Information and Orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had

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Controversial Mauritius Ship Involved In Operation To Tow Broken Sri Lanka Oil Supertanker

The Panama- flag oil supertanker that had an explosion off the coast of Sri Lanka earlier this month, the MT New Diamond, is being helped by a controversial support vessel that led the operation to deliberately  sink a large, Japanese iron ore vessel Wakashio in the coastal waters of Mauritius last month.

Satellite analysis by global maritime analytics firm, Windward has revealed that the Malta-flagged fire-ship, Boka Expedition, sailed from the scene of the controversial scuttling of the Wakashio on 24 August, an event that sparked national protests in Mauritius and outside

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Questions Still Linger A Year After Deadly Dive Boat Conception Fire Claimed Seven Bay Area Lives

LOS ANGELES (CBS SF/AP) — It’s been one year since seven San Francisco Bay Area residents died in a fire that swept through the Dive Boat Conception as they slept.

Questions still linger. Investigations into the cause of the pre-dawn blaze and whether someone is to blame are still ongoing, though court documents say criminal charges are imminent.

The captain of the boat, who could face an unusual federal manslaughter charge, was briefed in July on the evidence prosecutors have against him. It’s the type of meeting often used to persuade a suspect to plead guilty, lawyers for the boat’s owners said last week in a related lawsuit.

An attorney for Capt. Jerry Boylan and federal prosecutors declined to comment on the disclosure.

The Conception was carrying 33 passengers on a Labor Day weekend scuba diving expedition near an island off Santa Barbara. The fire broke out while passengers

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Inuit Face a New and Worrying Climate

Tipping Point covers environmental justice stories about and, where possible, written by people in the communities experiencing the stark reality of our changing planet.

It’s time to wake up. On Global Climate Day of Action, VICE Media Group is solely telling stories about our current climate crisis. Click here to meet young climate leaders from around the globe and learn how you can take action.

In Paulatuk, a remote Arctic hamlet in Canada, Inuit Elders remember immense icebergs that once floated along this stretch of the Northwest Passage, the iconic Arctic waterway that links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

“You never see those anymore,” said one Paulatuk resident at a workshop, part of a series that aimed to document Inuit perspectives on the future of the Northwest Passage. The workshops, held in 2015 and 2016, were organized by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a nonprofit that protects Inuit rights in Canada.

“The

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