OCIS Spanish Students Learn About the Importance of Bilingual Applicants in the Medical Field

first_imgSpanish students at the Ocean City Intermediate School and native speakers from around the community were recently invited to learn about the growing need for bilingual applicants in the healthcare field. Dr. Nussey, an ER doctor at Cape Regional Medical Center, stopped by to speak with them about his experiences with Spanish throughout medical school and within the hospital.This marking period, Mrs. Pontari, Mrs. Daily, and Ms. Miley’s 8th grade Spanish classes have been incorporating a unit on mental and physical health, expressing ailments and giving health advice due to an expressed interest in pursuing the medical field as well as the Spanish language in high school. To encourage their pursuits, Mrs. Pontari believed it would be beneficial for them to hear from someone who actually works in healthcare and deals with individuals on a daily basis who do not speak English. Dr. Nussey’s visit gave the students an inside look into their possible future careers and showed them how knowing Spanish can really give you the upper hand in the medical field.“As Spanish teachers, it is important to find ways to make learning Spanish important and relevant in our growing Spanish-speaking population. Sometimes connecting their interests and plans for the future with the content they are learning in the classroom helps open their minds to the growing need for bilingualism in today’s competitive workplace.”-Christie Pontari, OCIS Spanish TeacherDr. Nussey told the students that he sees at least ten patients a day in the ER that only speak Spanish, explaining how frustrating it can be to treat them and understand their problems due to the language barrier. He took Spanish throughout high school and college, but expressed to the students how he wished he had taken even more Spanish in college.The students were able to ask Dr. Nussey questions about his career and experiences, with a popular one being, “just how important are grades really?” Dr. Nussey responded by saying, “grades count. For example, when I applied for medical school, there were 800 applicants and only 60 were accepted.” Dr. Nussey, an ER doctor at Cape Regional Medical Centerlast_img read more

Watch Prince Shred His Guitar On 1999 Spanish Television Show

first_imgSince the unfortunate news of his passing, the music of Prince has made an enormous presence on the Internet. New videos have surfaced, unreleased tracks found, and collaborations with some of the top artists have been revealed in less than two weeks since his untimely death. Lucky for fans who never had the chance to see The Purple One perform live, these videos provide a window to the world that Prince was known for creating.Watch Prince Collaborate With Kendrick Lamar In This Rocking Improvisational PerformanceIn 1999, Prince delivered a stunning rendition of “Motherless Child” on Spanish television program, 2 TVE. His guitar-work shines in this performance with a rock-and-roll attitude, as he leads the band through the highs and lows of his unforgettable vocal range. It’s videos like these that help the mourning music community cope with their loss. Enjoy:Watch the full 38-minute performance below:This Friday, an All-Star Tribute to Prince is going down in Brooklyn at The Hall at MP. The music of Prince will be performed by Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits), Marcus Rezak (Stratosphere All-Stars), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Louis Cato (Late Show With Stephen Colbert), and Hayley Jane, with James Casey (Trey Anastasio Band), Maurice “Mobetta” Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Roots, Wyclef Jean & more), and Ian Gray (Swift Technique) adding some brass flare. More information on this exciting tribute can be found here.last_img read more

Watch Honeymoon ‘ Tony Danza Talk Flying Elvii & Higher Love

first_img Honeymoon in Vegas Honeymoon in Vegas ‘ Tony Danza stopped by The Today Show on January 22 to talk about bringing Sin City to the Great White Way. It’s the “most fun show on Broadway,” said the Taxi and Who’s the Boss star, loving that he can “hear people laughing.” Rob McClure was also on hand—with some flying Elvii—to perform the 11 o’clock (or is that hour!?) number “Higher Love.” Check out the videos below and then Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Bergman’s new tuner at the Nederlander Theatre. Star Files View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 5, 2015 Rob McClurelast_img

No. 12 Nova looks to extend streak vs Providence

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press STEPPING UP: Villanova’s Saddiq Bey has averaged 16.1 points and 4.9 rebounds while Collin Gillespie has put up 15.5 points and 4.6 assists. For the Friars, Alpha Diallo has averaged 14 points and eight rebounds while David Duke has put up 12 points and 4.3 rebounds.KEY FACILITATOR: Bey has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Villanova field goals over the last three games. Bey has accounted for 22 field goals and 11 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Providence is 0-6 when scoring fewer than 61 points and 16-6 when scoring at least 61.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Friars have recently created buckets via assists more often than the Wildcats. Villanova has an assist on 47 of 81 field goals (58 percent) over its past three contests while Providence has assists on 46 of 74 field goals (62.2 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Villanova as a team has made 10 3-pointers per game this season, which is 10th-best among Division I teams. The Wildcats have averaged 12.4 3-pointers per game over their five-game winning streak. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditProvidence (16-12, 9-6) vs. No. 12 Villanova (22-6, 11-4)Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia; Saturday, 12 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Villanova looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Providence. In its last five wins against the Friars, Villanova has won by an average of 10 points. Providence’s last win in the series came on Feb. 14, 2018, a 76-71 victory.center_img February 27, 2020 No. 12 Nova looks to extend streak vs Providencelast_img read more

Permanent logo for CARIFESTA

first_imgThe Caribbean ministers of culture have approved a permanent logo for the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA).The approval was given during the two-day meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) that ended in Guyana over the past weekend.Traditionally, each CARIFESTA host country was required to design a logo to be used in their branding of the region’s premier festival, which meant that for each hosting, there was a different logo.Standardized logo“With this new logo, every CARIFESTA participating country subsequent to the 14th staging this year, will use the new design. The aim is to give the Community’s mega cultural Festival a more uniformed brand,” the Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat said in a statement following the COHSOD meeting.It said the logo for the first CARIFESTA was “a dark hand rising, grasping the sun, depicting the skills and aspirations of the tropical man with talent untold”, a symbol of the Caribbean people defining themselves and articulating their aspirations.August 15- 26 in Trinidad and TobagoCARIFESTA will be held this year in Trinidad and Tobago from August 15-26 under the theme ‘Connect, Share, Invest’.Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, provided the meeting with an update on the preparations.She told the ministers that Trinidad and Tobago was introducing several niche festivals to the event that could become stand-alone events in the region.Cultural assetShe said that CARIFESTA was one of the Region’s best cultural assets and it was up to the Community to find innovative ways to reinvigorate and re-imagine the Festival each time.The Secretariat said that the calendar of the events can be accessed at the CARIFESTA website www.carifesta.net.CARICOM Secretary-General, Irwin LaRocque, took the opportunity to reiterate that culture plays a significant role in the region’s sustainable growth and development.He said that cultural industries in the region had out-performed sectors such as agriculture, finance, insurance and construction in some member states.He, however, said that there needed to be the necessary enabling environment for the creative industries to be more competitive, and to increase their contribution to employment and growth.Catalyst for creative industry developmentSpeaking on CARIFESTA, which he referred to as the Community’s highly valued regional space that showcased arts and culture, LaRocque said the mega cultural event was being positioned as a catalyst for creative industry development within CARICOM.He noted that since CARIFESTA XI in Suriname, a business component – the cultural marketplace – was introduced where managers of venues, international festivals and performing arts, buyers and booking agents were invited to see and network with Caribbean artists.LaRocque said that the initiative was intended to create more opportunities for the professional development of artists and for the export of their products and services.Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit (CCIMU)In the statement, the CARICOM Secretariat said that other matters that were discussed at the meeting included a proposal for the establishment of the Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit (CCIMU) developed by Caribbean Export and the establishment of national and regional registries of artists and cultural workers were also discussed.The CCIMU is intended to provide business and other support services to the sector to build the export capacity of artists and cultural entrepreneurs. The national registries and the regional registry are important tools to complement the free movement provision for artists and cultural workers under the CSME and enable greater market access to the European Union as Contractual Service Suppliers.last_img read more