Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University the first e-University in the United Arab Emirates, was inaugurated in February, 2009. The President of the University is the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.. The University was known as e-TQM College, established in 2002. Being the first e-learning institute in the U. A. E, its working model has paved the way for the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, UAE to design standards for accreditation for an e-learning institution. Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University follows in its delivery of learning a blended learning. Blended learning in HBMSU refers when different delivery methods are combined together to deliver a particular course; these methods may include a mixture of face-to-face classrooms, online classrooms, self-paced learning. The student-centered environment at the University is reflected in the support offered to learners with automated pre-enrolment and admissions support, e-virtual communities and learners’ clubs, additional learning resources such as the Library, e-Career, Placement Services, using the ICT technologies to communicate with learners across the globe.
Its flagship virtual learning environment, Smart Campus won the 2015 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards. The University is based on the paradigm of Lifelong Learning model providing all of its professional programs through certification routes to progress through a career path in multiple sectors including quality and business management, healthcare, smart learning, e-education; the University is the first smart university accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in the U. A. E; the University was the first Middle East organization to host International Council for Open and Distance Education Standing Conference of Presidents. In 2012, the University became the first educational institute to enter children’s entertainment world at KidZania® Dubai. In 2014, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the world's first online e-MBA in Islamic Banking & Finance designed by HBMSU at the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum.. The University announced the launch of the first online master's degree offered by a University in the U.
A. E. Accredited by UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research; the postgraduate degree of Master of Islamic Banking and Finance is accredited by Finance Accreditation Agency. The postgraduate degree of Master in Public Health is accredited by Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation; the University campus is located in Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and the second largest city in United Arab Emirates. It is located in Dubai Academic City in Dubai, U. A. E an educational free zone. Faculty & Staff - 350 Students Enrollment - 1600 The School is accredited locally in the UAE by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research and internationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; the School offers short courses, diplomas and doctoral certifications in Management, Total Quality Management, Management, Islamic Banking and Project Management. The School offers short courses, diplomas and doctoral certifications in Public Health, Environmental Management and Health Administration.
The School offers short courses, diplomas and doctoral certifications in Curriculum development, Education Technology and Educational Leadership. Cloud Campus is a repository of 60 to 90-second videos that use the micro-learning method to disseminate and maximize knowledge retention. Cloud Campus offers 5,000 courses covering professional business skills, digital tools, applications. Cloud Campus partnered with Starbucks to offer direct access to 10 hours of free interactive lectures which can be viewed using mobile devices, laptops and smartphones running on Android, iOS, Windows in its outlets across U. A. E; the Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance is a specialized center for the development of human capital and talent in the Islamic finance industry and has been established in partnership with the “Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy” initiative by Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre. Innovation Arabia, established in 2007 is an annual multi-conference on management, healthcare and Islamic Banking, organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University
Matthew Joseph Servitto is an American actor, best known for his role as Special Agent Dwight Harris on The Sopranos and Deputy Brock Lotus on the Cinemax series Banshee. Servitto was born in New Jersey, he is a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City. Servitto appeared as Representative Donald Donatello on the series Brotherhood and had a guest appearance as Carrie Bradshaw's editor Gabe on Sex and the City, he played Lucky Luciano in the 1992 film Mad Dog Coll. He voiced the character Sam in the 2002 video game Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, he appeared in the 2005 film Hitch as Eddie. In the episode "Identity" of the series Body of Proof, he played a father, mourning the loss of his daughter due to a car crash, in 2011 he appeared as NYPD Head of Intelligence Deputy Commissioner Soren in "Hall of Mirrors," the 13th episode of the 1st season of the CBS show Blue Bloods. Since 2012 he has been a series regular on the original HBO series, which plays on Cinemax, where he plays Deputy Brock Lotus, on the Adult Swim television series Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, where he plays Satan.
The Showgrounds is a football stadium in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. It is the home ground of Coleraine F. C.. The stadium holds 13,132, but is restricted to 2,496 under safety legislation. Between September 1971 and October 1972, Derry City F. C. were forced to use the stadium as their home-ground after the Irish Football Association banned the use of their ground in Derry, the Brandywell, due to security fears emanating from the Trouble and civil unrest in the nearby Bogside area. Derry's use ended in 1972 when, faced with dwindling crowds, travelling to Coleraine to play home-games was no longer financially sustainable; the Showgrounds hosts the Milk Cup finals and main matches. The Milk Cup is an international youth football tournament which features both international teams and league clubs from around the world; the Ulster Groundhop video tour IFCP photos from The Coleraine Showgrounds Official Site
Here is a list of mergers in Mie Prefecture, Japan since the Heisei era. On December 1, 2003 - The former town of Inabe absorbed the towns of Daian and Hokusei to create the city of Inabe. On October 1, 2004 - The former town of Shima absorbed the towns of Ago, Daiō, Hamajima and Isobe to create the city of Shima. Shima District was dissolved as a result of this merger. On November 1, 2004 - The city of Ueno was merged with the towns of Iga and Ayama, the villages of Ōyamada and Shimagahara and the town of Aoyama to create the city of Iga. Ayama District and Naga District were both dissolved as a result of this merger. On December 6, 2004 - The old city of Kuwana absorbed the towns of Nagashima and Tado to form the city of Kuwana. On January 1, 2005 - The old city of Matsusaka absorbed the towns of Mikumo and Ureshino, the towns of Iinan and Iitaka to create the new and expanded city of Matsusaka. Iinan District was dissolved as a result of this merger. On January 11, 2005 - The town of Seki was merged into the expanded city of Kameyama.
Suzuka District was dissolved as a result of this merger. On February 7, 2005 - The town of Kusu was merged into the expanded city of Yokkaichi. On February 14, 2005 - The towns of Kisei and Ōmiya, the village of Ōuchiyama were merged to create the town of Taiki. On October 1, 2005 - The towns of Nansei and Nantō were merged to create the town of Minamiise. On October 1, 2005 - The towns of Kiinagashima and Miyama were merged to create the town of Kihoku. On November 1, 2005 - The town of Kiwa was merged into the expanded city of Kumano. On November 1, 2005 - The old city of Ise absorbed the towns of Futami and Obata and the village of Misono to create the new and expanded city of Ise. On January 1, 2006 - The old city of Tsu absorbed the city of Hisai, the towns of Anō, Geinō and Kawage, the village of Misato, the towns of Hakusan and Karasu, the village of Misugi to create the new and expanded city of Tsu. Age District and Ichishi District were both dissolved as a result of this merger. On January 1, 2006 - The village of Seiwa was merged into the expanded town of Taki.
On January 10, 2006 - The village of Miyagawa was merged into the expanded town of Ōdai. On January 10, 2006 - The village of Udono was merged into the expanded town of Kihō. With this merger, there are no more villages left in Mie Prefecture
The bi-cameral and bi-partisan Italian American Congressional Delegation is composed of nearly 200 Members of Congress: twenty-nine who trace their ancestry to Italy and more than 150 Associate IACD Members who, although not Italian American, have an interest in the Italian American Community. The IACD is chaired by Bill Pascrell and Mark Amodei of the U. S. House of Representatives; the National Italian American Foundation works with the IACD on issues of importance to the Italian American community and to advance U. S.-Italy political and trade relations. Throughout the year, NIAF holds numerous policy forums in the U. S. Congress with the collaboration of the IACD. NIAF coordinates meetings between visiting Italian delegations and corresponding U. S. officials. Sen. Sherrod Brown Sen. Ben Cardin Sen. Thomas R. Carper Sen. Dianne Feinstein Sen. Charles Grassley Sen. Robert Menendez Sen. Charles Schumer Sen. Debbie Stabenow Sen. Chris Van Hollen Rep. Gus Bilirakis Rep. Rob Bishop Rep. William Lacy Clay Rep. Jim Costa Rep. Joseph Crowley Rep. Henry Cuellar Rep. Danny K. Davis Rep. Eliot L. Engel Rep. Raúl Manuel Grijalva Rep. Alcee Hastings Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Rep. Marcy Kaptur Rep. Peter King Rep. James R. Langevin Rep. John B.
Larson Rep. Barbara Lee Rep. Sander Levin Rep. Dan Lipinski Rep. Zoe Lofgren Rep. Nita Lowey Rep. Stephen Lynch Rep. Edward Markey Rep. Betty McCollum Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Rep. Jerrold Nadler Rep. Grace Napolitano Rep. Richard Neal Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard Rep. Linda T. Sánchez Rep. Albio Sires Rep. Jan Schakowsky Rep. José E. Serrano Rep. Bill Shuster Rep. Christopher Smith Rep. Fred Upton Rep. Maxine Waters Rep. Joe Wilson IACD at the National Italian American Foundation