Transferring to universities can be rough

Posted in yemiwbag on December 29th, 2019

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Transferring community college credits to universities remains difficult and confusing for students and should be made more consistent, state Legislative Analyst’s Office officials said Tuesday. For example, students who take a particular set of math classes to meet the transfer admission requirements for the University of California, Los Angeles, might find they need a different set to get into UC at Berkeley. The difficulty in determining what will be accepted at different University of California and California State University campuses leads to confusion and often forces community college students to spend more time and money on classes than necessary, according to a report from Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill’s office. “At the student level, it’s difficult to determine: Does this course meet this requirement, or which requirement does this course meet?” said Anthony Simbol, an analyst in the office. “If you streamlined it, a student takes a course and he’ll know this course meets the UC requirement for introductory physics. Boyum said students can get help by accessing CSU Mentor for an online transfer planner. “For the student who knows what she wants to do and where she wants to go, (it) is going to (give) a very direct route for doing that.” Students who don’t know where they want to transfer to or what they want to study would be directed to take general-education classes, with the hope that they would find their chosen major in one of those classes, Boyum said. “We always believe we can do a better job,” remarked Brad Hayward, spokesman for the UC system, although he said he had not yet had a chance to review the LAO report in detail. “We have been working with the community colleges around the state to make sure every UC has an agreement with every community college specifying how students can prepare for a UC major and have a smooth path to a UC degree.” Some students at Los Angeles Valley College and Pierce College said it’s fairly easy to figure out what courses are required to transfer – if the student has selected the transfer destination and major. “It’s not rocket science,” said LAVC student Ashley Dickerson, 18, of Toluca Lake, who said she found most of the information she needed online. Robert Cojulun, 20, of Panorama City, another LAVC student, said he has known for a long time that he wants to study human genetics at UC Berkeley. But he says he knows other students who attend community college without such goals. “My mom says I have to do something, either get a job or go to school,” he said uncommitted students often tell him, “and they don’t want to work, so they go to school.” Harrison Sheppard, (916)446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “They won’t have to worry about: Well, does it meet Berkeley’s physics requirement? It makes the process a lot easier.” State officials have recently tried to improve the process for CSU campuses, enacting a 2004 bill from Sen. Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, that required the CSU system and community colleges to develop a uniform set of requirements. But Simbol noted the bill allowed a few loopholes for a small number of courses that continue to vary across campuses. The LAO report recommends closing those loopholes, as well as applying the same process to the UC system. Scott has a pending bill now to do that, but the process is seen as more complicated for UC than it was for CSU. Keith Boyum, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the CSU system, said its 23 campuses were already pretty much “one size fits all” in terms of transfer requirements, with some variations for impacted programs. For example, students who want to transfer to the impacted campuses at CSU Long Beach and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo need to declare a major when they apply. last_img read more

Braga release questionable third kit and fans are shocked

Posted in dnxjvxyy on December 25th, 2019

first_img Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea punished The Hummel kit is unusual to say the least deals LATEST Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions latest Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Awful— Too Far North (@byrne_byrnek2) July 1, 2019 It is the third kit, however, that is causing the most offence on social media.Inspired by the armour of the troops of ancient Rome, the shirt is grey with an all-over graphic print and red logos.Hummel combines the Braga 2019/20 third shirt with grey shorts and socks.And fans on Twitter aren’t sure about the unusual design. TROPHY The new Braga home, away and third jerseys were revealed by the Primeira Liga club and its new supplier Hummel on Tuesday – and it’s safe to say the third strip has caused a stir on social media.The kits will be worn in the 2019/20 season and will be available to buy later this month. Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Never ever do anything like this for Rangers.— Dave (@Nimsay1872) July 1, 2019 targets REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update New job And now for something truly special. The 2019/20 @SCBragaOficial third kit ⚔— hummel (@hummel1923) July 1, 2019Braga’s new home strip boasts the club’s trademark look of a red shirt with white sleeves and it is actually very pleasing on the eye.With an Arsenal feel to it, Hummel’s chevrons run down the shoulders of the top in red to give it a stylish feel.The away kit is similarly trendy. It has a very clean look, with an all white top detailed with with red logos accompanied by red shorts with a white trim. 👕 | SC Braga’s third kit for next season is pretty interesting. 🤨— Semper Football (@SemperFootball) July 1, 2019 2 JIBE Braga’s third kit has ruffled some feathers on social media Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers 2 S.C. Braga S.C. Braga Closer look at the 2019/20 @SCBragaOficial home kit 👀— hummel (@hummel1923) July 1, 2019 boost The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cool.— Pedro (@pmrpr) July 1, 2019 Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more

South Africa’s career advice hotline

Posted in puxsprkw on December 19th, 2019

first_imgA team of career guidance counsellors is in place to help students seeking advice on post-school opportunities. The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) has launched a career advice helpline to equip students with information to navigate work and study paths. The helpline, which started to operate recently, will help students to increase their employability and manage their own career development, as well as provide a resource for career advisers. ‘Taking the next step’ The South African Qualifications Authority board is a body of 22 members appointed by the ministers of education after consultation with the Minister of Labour. The members are nominated by identified national stakeholders in education and training. SAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Making a career choice is one of life’s most important decisions, said West, and it was therefore imperative that students had the necessary information and got advice before making their decision. The launch of the helpline follows the announcement made by Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande during his 2010/11 budget speech, where he announced that he had tasked SAQA with establishing a national career advice helpline.center_img For assistance, call the helpline on 086 0111 673, e-mail the National Qualification Framework (NQF), or visit the NQF website. “This means that anyone, for example, a learner needing to choose school subjects, a school leaver wanting to study further, or a working person wanting to switch to a different kind of work, can find the information and support to take the next step,” said SAQA Career Advice Services director Paul West. 13 July 2010 One of their main objectives is to advance the objectives of the National Qualification Framework (NQF), a set of principles and guidelines by which records of learner achievement are registered to enable national recognition of acquired skills and knowledge, thereby ensuring an integrated system that encourages life-long learning. Principles and guidelines An amount of R100-million has been allocated by the department for the project, which will be spent over a three-year period.last_img read more

Tropical fish fiend for opioids, too

Posted in hedadxww on December 1st, 2019

first_imgTropical fish fiend for opioids, too It doesn’t take long for tropical zebrafish to get hooked on hydrocodone. Within a week, they will risk their lives thousands of times per hour to get a dose of the opioid, shows the first study that let the fish themselves choose when to take a hit. To train them, researchers released 1.5 milligrams of hydrocodone per liter of water every time they swam over a shallow platform. The drug quickly filtered out of the tank, so they had to keep going back if they wanted to maintain their high. After just 5 days, the trained fish were visiting the opioid-delivering platform almost 2000 times every 50 minutes, the team reports online today in Behavioral Brain Research. When no drug was present, they visited the platform only about 200 times. Fish normally avoid shallow water, where they’re more likely to be spotted by predators. But over and over again, the jonesing zebrafish left the safety of deep water for the shallow platform. When the team rigged the tank so it took several visits to get a hit, the fish ramped up their efforts, returning as many as 20 times for one dose. Previous studies have shown that zebrafish exposed to opioids become stressed and anxious when the drug is taken away, displaying symptoms of withdrawal. But this is the first time scientists have shown that zebrafish will expend effort—and even court danger—to get a dose. Because zebrafish and humans share the same opioid receptor in their brains, as well as neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin that signal pleasure and reward, the team hopes to use them to screen for new treatments for opioid addiction.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*) By Emily UnderwoodAug. 25, 2017 , 2:00 PMlast_img read more

Dhoni performs bike stunts

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PCB calls back Moin Khan after casino controversy

Posted in rrfyekym on November 27th, 2019

first_imgThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) launched an investigation against chief selector Moin Khan on Tuesday and has asked him to return home. This move was made after he was reportedly seen in a Christchurch casino two days before his team’s encounter against the West Indies, which Pakistan lost by 150 runs in the World Cup.He allegedly visited the casino with his wife at around 3:00 AM, IANS reported.”While there are widespread allegations into the conduct of the chief selector having brought the image of Pakistan and PCB into disrepute, there is no concrete proof available to substantiate the allegations against Moin Khan,” PCB said in a statement.”Considering the sentiments of the public, media and various other stakeholders, PCB chairman Shaharyar M. Khan has ordered Moin to return back to Pakistan immediately to explain his position vis-a-vis his visit to the casino.”The statement added: “As a follow-up of yesterday’s decision to probe the matter of the visit of Chief Selector PCB to a casino in Christchurch, PCB has instituted an inquiry into the incident.””Today, consultations have taken place over telephone with Chief Selector Moin Khan, Pakistan team management and media personnel currently in Australia and with other sources,” the board said.PCB chairman Shaharyar told reporters that they will not take action without proper evidence.”As per initial reports, Moin went there to have a meal two days before the match against West Indies and a Pakistani couple photographed him and made a video. We will not make anybody a scapegoat and will investigate this incident before taking any action.”advertisementlast_img read more