WORCESTER, MA — Marisa Butler, of Wilmington, is one of 19 students spending a month studying at Assumption College’s Rome Campus where the city, and country of Italy, become a living classroom.Assumption offers this month-long summer program to those students who are not able to take advantage of the opportunity to spend their fall or spring semesters abroad. While in Rome, students will take the Business of Italian Tourism class, which counts as a major elective for marketing, management, and international business majors, and one of Assumption is many online summer course offerings.“The summer program at our Rome campus is an excellent opportunity for students to remain academically active while also exploring the world,” said Greg Weiner, Ph.D., provost of Assumption College. “The city and country become a classroom as they explore history, art, and theology, which complement lessons learned in the classroom, culminating in a personal and educational experience unlike any other.”Nationally ranked as a top-ten best study abroad program in the U.S., Assumption’s Rome Campus provides students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that allows them to immerse themselves in the Roman culture. This program, which is offered during fall and spring semesters in addition to the month-long summer session, provides students with the luxury of residing in an authentic Roman neighborhood, close to a public transportation and a variety of shopping, dining, and other recreational options.As center of Christian devotion, Rome is the perfect place to deepen one’s faith; in addition to the Vatican, Rome’s historical churches are easily accessible to students, providing opportunities to learn more about the Catholic faith and how it is practiced throughout different cultures.Learn more about Assumption College’s Rome campus at www.assumption.edu/rome.About Assumption CollegeFounded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 35 majors and 47 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master’s and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College’s Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Assumption College via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Assumption CollegeIn “Education”Wilmington’s Taylor Santry Spending Fall Semester At Assumption’s Rome, Italy, CampusIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Assumption CollegeIn “Education”
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Shares of Idea Cellular jumped as much as 29 percent after Vodafone Group confirmed that it’s in merger discussions with India’s third largest telecom operator. At the same time, shares of Vodafone Plc on the London Stock Exchange were trading 4 percent higher in early trade.Reliance Jio vs incumbent telcos: Idea Cellular’s high-speed wireless broadband to become fully operational in 2017Any merger, if it happens, would drastically change the pecking order in the Indian telecom industry. According to a report by global brokerage house CLSA, the combined Vodafone-Idea entity would have 43 percent revenue share in the market by FY2018-19 against 33 percent of Bharti Airtel and 13 percent of Reliance Jio. “Such a merger will help Vodafone India improve its position in the mass market, while Idea Cellular would gain from Vodafone’s strength in the metro circles. Finally, the merger would create a new leader in the mobile/data industry, challenging both Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio and further intensify the competition,” CLSA said in the report. Vodafone India said the company was exploring merger plans with the Aditya Birla Group, which operates Idea, for an all-share merger of Vodafone India and Idea. However, this excludes Vodafone’s 42 percent stake in Indus Towers. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has sought a clarification from Idea Cellular on January 30 with reference to the merger news appeared in a business daily. At the time of writing this report, any financial terms and conditions of the possible merger were not clear. According to the most recent filing to the BSE by Idea, promoters hold a 42.45 percent stake in the telco. At around 2 pm on Monday, shares of Idea were trading at 26 percent higher at Rs 98. Shares of other Aditya Birla Group companies listed on the exchange also spurted on the possible merger talks. Shares of Aditya Birla Nuvo traded at Rs 1,455, up 6.32 percent, while Grasim stock was up 6 percent at Rs 984. BloombergOn the consolidation talks in the sector, all telecom stocks were buzzing in trade on Monday. India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel’s stocks were up 8 percent at Rs 349, while Reliance Communication (RCom) traded 10 percent higher at Rs 34.10. Such a deal could boost the merged entity’s Ebitda by 25-30 percent, led by savings in network and SG&A (Selling, General and Administrative) costs and a lower net debt-to-Ebitda ratio at 3.3 times, according to a report by the Economic Times.
parliamentThe number of homeless people in the country is now 280,634 while that of landless 1.07, land minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif told parliament on Tuesday, reports UNB.”Now the number of landless people is 1.06 million while that of homeless is 280,634 in the country,” he said.The minister was responding to an unstarred (written) question from Awami League MP Nizam Uddin Hazari (Feni-2).The minister said the total Khas land in the country is now 4.12 million acres. Of the Khas land, some 2.05 million acres are arable one and 2.07 million acres non-arable one, he added.Khas lands are allocated among landless poor people as they are rehabilitated through setting up of cluster villages and housing projects, he said.Sherif said the government has a target to allocate Khas lands among 50,000 landless families in the current fiscal year.Besides, Khas lands are allocated among 48 landless families in every upazila as per the Agricultural Khas Land Management and Settlement Policy 1997, the minister told the House.
Have you ever thought of what you can do, but you do not have to do just for the sake of it? Well if you have, then you might give it a thought of visiting the land of chocolate. Switzerland Tourism launched their Winter Campaign for this year with their new tagline ‘You can… but you don’t have to’, and their Summer Campaign – ‘Nature wants you back’ for the upcoming year recently in the national Capital.With the growing demand in adventure sports among Indian tourists, Switzerland is a hotspot for such adrenalin rush. One can choose from skiing, sledging and snowboarding in the snow covered Alps, while someone who is looking for a rather leisurely vacation, can opt for a relaxed trip soaking in the beauty of the breath-taking scenery and serenity of the country. Christmas markets, open air hot springs and igloo stays are also available during the winder for the visitor looking for pure white relaxation. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith places like Zurich, Basel, Ticino and Matterhorn to visit, and the daily Swissair flights from Delhi and Mumbai, one can experience the blend of three cultures in Swtizerland as the country is surrounded by France, Germany and Italy. The Summer Campaign will be headed by Bollywood star Ranveer Singh as the brand ambassador of Switzerland Tourism.The summer focus for the campaign as well, will be packed with an array of activities like sky-diving, wakeboarding, canyoning combined with Switzerland’s best touristic and nature highlights. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveClaudio Zemp, Director – India, Switzerland Tourism, said, “In India we see people getting more adventurous these days. They do not only want to take a cable car up a mountain and take pictures but also want that thrill and rush which one gets while doing adventure sports. With a versatile and energetic personality like Ranveer Singh on board, we would like to showcase that Switzerland is not only about scenic beauty but also has many activities and adventures to offer to the more experiential Indian traveller. Winter is coming up and it is an absolutely beautiful time to visit Switzerland. One can enjoy various winter activities and explore their hidden passion for adventure with sports such as skiing, snow-shoe trekking, tobogganing. Ranveer’s next trip is going to be in winter.” Ritu Sharma, Deputy Director, Switzerland Tourism India, said, “Our new campaign is all about telling people that holidays in Switzerland can be anything that you want – there are lots of options for adventures and activities both in winter and in summer but if you would rather have a more relaxing holiday that’s absolutely possible too. Although Indians love to go on a vacation during the summers, we do hope for a change after this campaign. Apart from the picturesque natural beauty, Switzerland is also a complete package for families and honeymooners who are not only looking at a relaxing vacation but also crave some adventure.”When stepping into a country like Switzerland, it is not just the natural beauty one has to admire, but also the public transport. For the convenience of tourists, they have ‘Swiss travel pass’ which is an all-in-one ticket for all transportations in the country. Travelling around town one might like to visit the FIFA World Football Museum. Basel’s tri-border region at the Rhine harbour marks the meeting point between Switzerland, Germany and France that makes the city unmistakably lively and innovative. Animal lovers can also take a walk with the penguins in the Basel zoo every morning! To witness a little bit of Italy in Switzerland one can head over to Ticino which will be launching the Gotthard base tunnel- the longest tunnel in the world, in December. How many hands up for a winter trip to Switzerland?
Kolkata: Local residents got frightened after multiple underground explosions took place on Gobinda Khatik Road on Wednesday.Huge cracks developed at multiple places near Tangra police station. It was found that the explosion took place due to the formation of methane gas from the garbage that got stuck in the sewerage line. According to local residents, around 2 pm, sudden explosions took place in six places which blew of lids of manholes between the stretch from Ambedkar Club to Pilkhana Mor. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamatalocal residents got panic-stricken hearing the sound of explosions. Police went to the spot and found gases were emanating from open manholes. Soon fire brigade and Kolkata Municipal Corporation were informed. Also, the traffic movement on Gobinda Khatik Road was suspended. Local councilor and Member Mayor-in-Council Swapan Samaddar said there was a brick sewerage line under the road through which water along with garbage is pumped out from the Palmerbazar sewerage pumping station to Chowbaga pumping station. Methane gas was formed as garbage got stuck in the sewerage line leading to the explosion. “Our engineers are working. Hopefully by night the work will be done,” he said. Due to the explosion, huge cracks developed in the area. Fire fighters sprayed water on the open manholes to stop the emission of the gas. Till last news came in, none was hurt and repair work was under way.
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