Felisha Johnson USA 63-2.25 (19.26m) 2016 6th 7th DES MOINES, Iowa – Seven of the best American throwers and a Brazilian Olympic finalist will step inside the Drake Stadium circle for the women’s shot put at the upcoming 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Relays Blake Boldon announced Friday, April 7. 4th American Olympian Felisha Johnson returns to Drake Stadium for the 2017 Relays after recently finishing third at the recent 2017 U.S. Indoor Championships as does Jeneva Stevens. A versatile thrower, Stevens was fourth at the 2017 U.S. Indoor Championships and eighth at last summer’s U.S. Olympic Trials. As a collegian at Southern Illinois, Stevens was a 13-time Missouri Valley Conference champion and a seven-time All-American in the throws. Kelsey Card, who competed in the 2016 Olympics in the discus, joins the field after collecting an eighth place finish at the 2017 U.S. Indoor Championships in the shot put. Brittany Smith, who was second at the U.S. Indoor Championship, is also scheduled to compete with a personal best of 62-2.5 (18.96m). Tina Hillman, who was a two-time NCAA champion at Iowa State who finished ninth at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials will challenge the field as will Dani Bunch, a 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials finalist. Dani Bunch USA 61-11.75 (18.89m) The women’s shot put is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, inside Drake Stadium as part of Hy-Vee Night at the Relays. Tickets for all sessions of the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee are available through the Drake Athletic Ticket Office in person, by calling 515-271-3647 or visiting DrakeTix.com. Kelsey Card USA 60-10.75 (18.56m) 2016 Jeneva Stevens USA 62-8.5 (19.11m) Geisa Arcanjo Brazil 62-5 (19.02m) 2016, 2012 Name Country PR Olympics 2016 Drake Relays Finish 3rd Tina Hillman USA 58-2 (17.73m) 8th Brittany Smith USA 62-2.5 (18.96m) Geisa Arcanjo will make her Drake Stadium debut after advancing to the finals of the 2016 Rio Olympics in her native Brazil and a sixth-place finish at the 2012 Olympics. With a personal best of 62-5 (19.02m) she is also a three-time South American champion. Jessica Ramsey USA 60-5.25 (18.42m) Jessica Ramsey, a U.S. Olympic Trials competitor in both the shot put and hammer throw completes the field for the 2017 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee. 2017 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee Women’s Shot Put Field Print Friendly Version
Media literacy has been a component ofSouth African schooling for some years.(Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net)MEDIA CONTACTS • Jaco du ToitUnesco regional office, Windhoek+264 61 291 7221RELATED ARTICLES• Unesco, AU to boost African journalism• Unesco lauds SA literacy project• Social development in SOuth Africa• SA celebrates media freedomJanine ErasmusA three-day regional teacher workshop to be held in early November 2009 in Pretoria, South Africa, aims to boost literacy in new media and information skills. The workshop is a joint project of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) and the University of Pretoria.At least 20 teacher trainers from countries in the Southern African region, including South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia, are to attend. Similar regional events will take place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, to cover teacher training institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean; as well as in Colombo, Sri Lanka, for teacher training institutions in the South Asia region.The event centres on Unesco’s draft media and information literacy (MIL) curriculum for teacher education, which is soon to be piloted in teacher training institutions in at least eight developing countries.Trainers at the African event will be brought up to speed with the latest developments in the field of media and information literacy as it pertains to teacher education. They will also have the opportunity to discuss the draft curriculum and give their feedback on it, both as a whole and for specific modules. This feedback is expected to enhance the draft.The development of the MIL programme is steered by an international expert group. Local media education expert Professor Fackson Banda, the SABMiller-Unesco Chair of Media and Democracy at Rhodes University’s journalism school, represents the country in this group. Visiting professor Albert Boekhorst, an information scientist connected to Pretoria University’s Department of Information Science, also works on the project.The group meets regularly to review the curriculum’s progress and make recommendations for its further improvement. The upcoming workshop is an extension of the ongoing validation process.Media expert Professor Birgitte Tufte of the Copenhagen Business School names South Africa as one of the world’s leading countries in media education, along with Australia, Canada, and Great Britain. Other countries slowly following suit include the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Austria, and Switzerland.South Africa held its first media education conference in 1990 and has seen an increasing demand for media education since the arrival of democracy in 1994.Understanding the mediaThe Alexandria Proclamation says that information literacy and life-long learning are “beacons of the Information Society, illuminating the courses to development, prosperity and freedom”. The proclamation was drawn up at a colloquium on information literacy and life-long learning held in Alexandria, Egypt, in November 2005.Media and communication technologies, says Unesco, are crucial in keeping people informed so that they can competently assess, process and use media, in a variety of forms, in their personal lives and careers.This competency allows citizens to participate usefully in democratic societies. It also allows them to create their own functional media messages.Media and information technologies also stimulate creativity and debate on a range of issues, but their effectiveness is entirely dependent on the audience’s ability to understand, process and use the information while filtering out propaganda and bias.The MIL programme aims to foster literacy in mass media as well as information and communication technologies among the youth of the world, who are today’s most eager media consumers, according to Unesco. These children obtain their news not only through traditional channels but also through new platforms such as social networking sites, where they interact with their peers.However, because of their tender age, these consumers are also most vulnerable to the dangers of misusing or misinterpreting the media.Before media literacy programmes are included in school teaching, a number of obstacles must be overcome, including overworked teachers and already full curricula. South Africa’s own school curriculum has undergone a number of revisions since 1994, when the controversial outcomes-based system was phased in. The 2008 group of matrics was the first to write their final exams under the new system.Teachers themselves need media and information literacy education to be able to understand the role and importance of media, and to be able to equip their pupils with the same skills.Unesco will work towards the inclusion of media literacy in national teacher training curricula, thus creating a ripple effect that will eventually filter down to pupils of secondary education level. The results and effectiveness of eight pilot projects will be shared with government education departments, and will determine the level of integration into national curricula.The integration of libraries into the programme is another crucial step, as libraries offer an environment with valuable resources and services, and play an important role in the life-long learning process.
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“Take a stand, stand by them…Emotional strength can be the most formidable opponent service members face in their efforts to keep America safe…” These are the words of encouragement decorating a Department of Defense (DoD) website. It is no surprise that focused attention is being placed on suicide prevention and awareness given the arrival of National Suicide Prevention week. Related articles housed on this site provide glimpses of Service members who have bravely shared their struggles with mental illness, including barriers in their journey towards getting help. Despite an increase in initiatives promoting military mental health, many Service members fear that getting treated for mental health issues will have adverse effects on their career.What Does the DoD say about Service members getting mental health treatment?In a statement surrounding military service members getting mental health treatment, current Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel relayed it’s a… “choice that embodies moral courage, honor and integrity.” (September 3, 2013)The Department of Defense clearly advocates for military personnel to engage in help-seeking behavior and sees this as a sign of strength. The DoD’s attempt to dispel stigmas attached to getting mental health services while in the military has been reflected in previous statements as well…“Seeking help is a sign of strength, not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of strength and courage. We’ve got to do all we can to remove the stigma that still too often surrounds mental health care issues.” (Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, June 22, 2012)How has the DoD Supported Mental Health Treatment?The DoD has invested over $100 million in research on mental health and substance abuse which often co-occur with suicide. In November 2011, the DoD’s Office established the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) which aims to prevent and reduce the impact of suicide on military personnel and their families.“DSPO strives to help foster a climate that encourages Service members to seek help for their behavioral health issues.”DSPO promotes utilization of a community-based approach in preventing suicide which is highlighted in their September 2013 summit. Information related to suicide, resources, policies and prevention links tailored to each branch of the military can be found on the DSPO website.Another organization connected to the DoD is the DHA Connected Health (formerly the National Center for Telehealth & Technology). Recently, T2 has provides mobile phone applications (apps) that promote psychological health and support traumatic brain injury recovery of service members.Stay tuned for this week’s Resource Discovery blog which explores a guide to help military family members understand and assist their loved ones struggling with mental health disorders. ReferencesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (2012). 10 Leading Causes of Death by Age Group, United States—2010. http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/LeadingCauses.htmlWorld Health Organization. Suicide Prevention and Special Programs.Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO). (2013). Crisis Support Guide for Military Families: A Guide to Help You Prevent Suicide.Kime, P. (Sept. 3, 2013). Hagel: Getting mental health help shows ‘courage, honor and integrity.’ Military Times. This post was written by Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFT, Social Media Specialist. She is a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. By Kacy Mixon, M.S., LMFTMixon, K. (2013). Kacy Mixon permits eXtension.org to use her personal photo. Suicide accounts for more deaths than wars and murders combined with more than 1 million deaths each year Men are 4 times more likely to die by suicide Attempted suicide rates are 20 times higher than completed suicides Military suicide rates have increased over the past decade
Odisha farmers’ incomes grew more than seven times over a span of 13 years, the Naveen Patnaik government has claimed.The government, in its recently released draft Agriculture Policy 2019, says an average Odisha farmer earned around ₹7,731 per month, or around ₹92,772 per year.Draft policy“In 2002-03, his average monthly income was ₹1,062, which means that in the 13 years between 2002-03 and 2015-16, Odisha farmers’ incomes grew more than seven times or at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 16.5% in nominal terms and 8.4% in real terms,” it states.The draft policy states that comparing the CAGR with other Indian States, Odisha’s growth rate emerges as the highest in the country during that period.“During the same period, average Indian farmer’s income grew from ₹2,115 to ₹8,931 which is at a CAGR of 11.7% in nominal and 3.7% in real terms. Odisha is fast catching up with other Indian States. Odisha’s farmer incomes grew much faster than even the rate at which its own agricultural GDP grew,” it says.According to the draft policy, between 2002-03 and 2015-16, Odisha’s agricultural GDP grew at a CAGR of 3.7% and its farmer incomes grew at more than double that rate at 8.4%.Odisha is largely a rural-agrarian economy. Close to 83% of its people live in rural areas and about 61.8% of its 17.5 million work-force is employed in agriculture. In the 16 years since the beginning of this century (2000-01 to 2016-17), Odisha’s agricultural GDP nearly doubled in real terms, clocking an average annual growth rate of about 4.5%, higher than the India average of 3.1%. The State accounts for 3% of India’s agricultural GDP.