All we need to know about the presidents speech on climate change is revealed by whats missing: Nowhere did he tell us what effects on future temperatures or climate can be expected from his policy proposals on greenhouse gases GHG. Read More: Obamas Climate Change Plan Doesnt Add Up – US News and World Report.
CIBT Division Signs Global Recruitment Agreement with Bemidji State University and Affiliated Schools
VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CIBT Education Group Inc. (NYSE MKT: MBA and TSX: MBA) (“CIBT Group”) is pleased to announce that its newly formed division, Global Education Alliance (“GEA“), has entered into an agreement with Bemidji State University, Northwest Technical College, and Itasca Community College (“Northwoods Consortium“), under which GEA was appointed as their global recruitment partner.
Under the terms of the agreement, GEA will assist Northwoods Consortium with marketing, promotion and recruitment for the international market with a focus on the Chinamarket. GEA will provide student services and recruitment by tapping into CIBT Group’s existing infrastructure and referral network at 50+ locations in 18 countries. Currently, over 9,000 international students from 42 countries and approximately 3,000 domestic students from Canada are enrolled with CIBT Group.
About Bemidji State University:
Founded in 1919, Bemidji State University (“BSU“) is a public state university located in Bemidji, Minnesota, USA. It is one of the seven state universities in Minnesota to be fully accredited by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. In 2009, 2010 and 2011, BSU was recognized as a top-tier Midwest university by the US News and World Report. Approximately 5300 students from 36 U.S. states and 38 countries are enrolled in BSU.
About Northwest Technical College:
Northwest Technical College (“NTC“) was founded in the 1960s as Bemidji Area Vocational Technical Institute, a two-year college offering two programs: carpentry and automotive mechanics. Today Northwest Technical College is the fastest growing two-year college amongst Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. More than 1600 students are currently enrolled with NTC in business, health, human and protective services, environmental, and industrial technology career programs. It offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificate programs that meet the evolving needs of regional and global employers.
About the Itasca Community College:
Itasca Community College (“ICC”), founded in 1922 with the …read more
Enthusiasts are all talk. The best-selling cars are rarely the ones that set our hearts aflutter, and that’s because while we’re ogling glossy pictures of lust-worthy automobiles, Mr. and Mrs. Average American Family are ponying up the money to actually park a new rig in the driveway. For these family-focused buyers, the wants and needs are different than the set of requirements you start listing when you want to go weekend autocrossing.
With that in mind, U.S. News and World Report has set about naming the best family vehicle across 19 categories for 2013. “With such a broad range of award winners,” says Jamie Page Deaton, Managing Editor of U.S. News Best Cars, “any family can find the best car for their lifestyle.”
The rankings result in a strong showing for General Motors, and the winners are nearly split right down the middle between foreign and domestic nameplates. Even given the workaday mission of family vehicles, there are still some winners we’d gladly pilot as the kids trash the interior. Check out our gallery of winners, and keep reading to see the press release.
“The message is clear: You will be called on to finance more of your retirement,” John Hailer, NGAM‘s president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
“Citizens of other industrialized nations can rely on strong social safety nets in old age, at least for now. In the U.S., we encourage workers to plan, save and invest, and promote policies that help them meet their future needs.”
The U.S. was also overshadowed by its neighbor to the North, Canada (No. 13), Japan (No. 15), and came in just one spot ahead of the United Kingdom (No. 20).
Here’s where the U.S. falls behind:
A costly health care system. Although the U.S. spends more on health care per capita than any other country in the world, consumers are still left to cover a big portion of those costs on their own. For retirees, those costs only increase with age. On average, a 65-year-old couple will shell out more than $250,000 for out-of-pocket health care spending needs, according to U.S. News and World Report. Nearly all the high-ranking countries in the NGAM index have universal health care systems in place.
Aging boomers. Americans are living longer than ever, but federally-sponsored social programs that so many older consumers rely on today may not be able to sustain future retirees. According to NGAM, the number of people aged 65 or older is on track to triple by 2050. There’s no telling how long Social Security will last as a viable income option, and as it stands, more than half of married couples and 74 percent of unmarried persons receive 50 percent or more of their income from Social Security. It’s more vital than ever for consumers to re-estimate how much they’ll need to support themselves in retirement.
Retirement savings deficit. It should come as no surprise that more consumers are relying on social programs to supplement their income in old age. The Great Recession played its roll in pummeling nest eggs for millions of workers, but U.S. workers aren’t exactly known for their savvy savings strategy to begin with. More than 53 percent of American workers 30 and older are on a path that will leave them unprepared for retirement, according to a recent U.S. Senate Report. And as it stands, only one-third of eligible workers …read more Source: FULL ARTICLE at DailyFinance