Disabled activists who carried out a direct action

first_imgDisabled activists who carried out a direct action protest in the heart of parliament have been shortlisted for a prestigious human rights award.The human rights organisation Liberty has named Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) as one of just three nominees for its new Courageous Voices award, which recognises activists who have taken “bold action to stand up to those in power”.DPAC has been shortlisted for July’s Summer Of Discontent week of action, which included a protest about cuts to social care in parliament’s central lobby (pictured).Linda Burnip, co-founder of DPAC, said she hoped the awards would be “another opportunity to reach people who we do not normally reach”, and might raise DPAC’s profile with MPs.She said: “Our direct actions are designed to make sure that disabled people do have a voice and aren’t ignored.”She said parliament was “where decisions about our lives are made so it seemed the most sensible place to take our complaints, and obviously we plan to keep doing it”.The protest took place near the main Commons chamber, as Theresa May was taking part in prime minister’s questions, and saw police officers barring the path of activists – including several affected by the government’s decision to close the Independent Living Fund – to prevent them approaching the Commons chamber.The protest was supported by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, shadow chancellor John McDonnell and Green party co-leaders Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley.It led to McDonnell calling for disabled people to be given the job of designing the solution to the social care funding crisis.He told Disability News Service as the protest was taking place that it was “exactly what people have the right to do, to demonstrate, to make sure MPs are aware what they are experiencing, what disabled people are experiencing”.And he said the direct action was “perfectly justifiable in the light of what is happening, with people’s suffering as a result of austerity”.Courageous Voices is one of several awards that will be presented at Liberty’s 2017 Human Rights Awards on 24 October at London’s Royal Court Theatre.Martha Spurrier, director of Liberty, said: “Disabled People Against Cuts embody the spirit of the Courageous Voices award and, as their Summer of Discontent campaign shows, their work is needed now more than ever.“Equality and human rights for disabled people aren’t a commodity that [can] be rationed or reduced as a money-saving exercise.“DPAC have been fearless and creative in getting that message across – standing up to those in power, challenging injustice and getting their voices heard.”last_img read more

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Mission Eyes 10th Annual Sake Day

first_img Tags: Events • food • mission eyes Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Mission Local visited the Armory on Saturday to take part in Sake Day, a sort of Oktoberfest for the Japanese rice wine. Sake aficionado and sommelier Beau Timken is the event’s mastermind, as well as the owner of Hayes Valley’s True Sake store. The event featured some 200 different kinds of sake and doubled as a benefit for the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California.Watch our misadventures in an events hall full of sake and sake drinkers: 0%last_img read more

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Rent control advocates tussle with realtors

first_img 0% When a dozen or so tenant rights advocates arrived on the doorstep of the San Francisco Association of Realtors on Thursday morning carrying signs and a megaphone, one immediately clashed at the door with a member of the association with each pushing the other until a staffer was able to pull the door shut. “This is private property!” the man from inside the building insisted.“Thank you so much,” a few protesters called back sarcastically. Meanwhile, around the corner from the entryway, two more protesters had set up a ladder and were taping letters over the Realtors sign, so that it now read “Evictors Association.” Tags: ellis act • housing • protests Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img Photo by Joseph Smooke, [people. power. media]“A lot of our members in the city and county of San Francisco are moving out to Antioch, to Sacramento, to Fairfield,” said Theresa Lewkowitz, an SEIU 1021 union worker. “They can’t work here and live here…if [the city raises] the rents the city’s just going to fall apart.”The group was there to protest realtor support for the Costa-Hawkins act and the Ellis acts. Both are laws that tenant rights activists have wanted to repeal for years. Costa-Hawkins prevents rent controls on vacant units. The Ellis Act, named after a former city councilman from San Diego who died this week, allows landlords to evict all of their tenants in a building at once. It was originally designed as a relief for landlords for whom renting had become unsustainable, but in a heated real estate market it is used by speculators who turn over buildings.  The activists were hoping to call public attention to a variety of legislative changes currently under discussion at the state level. Lawmakers recently tabled another attempt at overturning Costa-Hawkins, and State Senator Scott Wiener has proposed legislation intended to streamline the housing approval process in municipalities that are not meeting state-set housing production goals. The review process currently can take years of hearings and reviews. Activists are opposed because those holdups are moments where they can make their strongest case for pushing developers toward adding more below-market-rate housing into their proposals. “All of the ways that we can actually build affordable housing, they are fighting,” said Deepa Varma, executive director of the Tenants Union and one of the activists standing in front of the Realtors Association Thursday morning.  The Realtors Association responded to the protest with a statement from its CEO Walt Baczkowski.“Improving housing affordability in San Francisco takes all of us working together to support sensible public policy. These issues stem from a critical housing shortage from years of underproduction – we need to build more affordable housing for low-income, working class, and middle-income residents. SFAR is committed to working with all stakeholders and be part of the solution,” Baczkowski wrote.Statewide, realtors have resisted overturning both Costa-Hawkins and the Ellis Act.It’s unlikely the realtors will be convinced by shouting activists on their doorstep. But Varma said it wasn’t about them. “We’re making sure the general public knows who they can’t trust,” she said. Same with Wiener – the activists were headed to his office in the State Building next, but Varma says the effort is not about convincing Wiener his policy is wrong, but rather ensuring that there isn’t enough support for it to go forward. “With him again it’s about…the general public rather than explaining to him that he’s wrong. He’s basically saying is building affordable housing but what he’s doing is incentivizing developers and that’s it.” she said. “It didn’t work with deregulating corporations in other fields it’s not gonna work here.”Photo by Lola M. Chavezlast_img read more

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Dont Break Her Help Make Her this weekend at New Beginning Church

first_img On Friday, doors open at 6 pm with a meet and greet followed by a worship service with Pastor Delmarva Johnson of Warriors of Christ Ministries.Saturday kicks off with Psalmist Myra Quince followed by a motivating word from Co-Pastor Estella Pitt, of Greater Church of Kinston.  Brunch will be served concluding with a chat with several doctors representing differing fields.  Look for Dr. Le’shonda Wallace, Dr. Ada Aniniba and Dr. Tera Harrison to offer words of advice.Registration for the entire weekend is $15.Related Article: Breaking barriers for HIV patientsFor more information and how to register click here. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Don’t Break Her, Help Make Her kicks off Friday night at New Beginning Christian Church in Castle Hayne.  It is looking to give women empowering tools to lead their best lives.The 7th annual women’s conference  promises to be a phenomenal time for women with speakers and meetings designed to help women in a variety of situations.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Manhunt underway following chase across county lines

first_imgJamil Shaund’e Hicks (Photo: New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies are searching for a man who reportedly took off from a traffic stop in Brunswick County Wednesday evening. We are working to get more details.Check back for more on this developing story. New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer says the chase has crossed county lines and believe Jamil Shaund’e Hicks is in the Castle Hayne area near I-140.center_img – Advertisement – last_img read more

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Terry Farrugia passes away

first_imgTerry Farrugia has passed away following a valiantly fought battle with leukaemia. Earlier this year, a public appeal was made for contributions to fund his treatments following another relapse. €500,000 sought for local radio presenter’s cancer treatmentIn 2016, Terry was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), which is a  blood cancer caused by the malfunction of the bone marrow. He started receiving chemotherapy. A year later, the disease returned and another round of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant would have been the next step, however an adult donor could not be found. He had a cord blood bone marrow transplant in March 2018 which was successful for a while. When Terry relapsed the doctors decided to try another type of chemotherapy which but the AML back into remission. However, he relapsed once again. WhatsApp SharePrintcenter_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Bullying by foreigners controversy Commissioner answers detractors with facts

first_img SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> High school students being bullied.High school students being bullied. During Newsline on RTK, Charles Caruana Carabez, Education Commissioner said that the bullying he witnessed in schools was the work of the devil. Following the controversy that erupted after his comments on bullying of Maltese children by foreigners, Caruana Carabez refused the invitation to participate in Newsline’s discussion but offered to read out a statement about the ‘facts”. He said that the bullying was done by students from different nations and that none of them was black. He also said that his proposal for a school for international students did not imply that he wanted to set up a ghetto.The Commissioner said that he did not accept to participate as Commissioners were on par with magistrates and “no magistrate would discuss the sentences he gives in Court.”Fr Joe Borg, the presenter of the programme noted that two week before the Commissioner for the Environment had participated in the programme to defend his position on the crisis in the building industry. During that programme the Commissioner appealed to listeners to publicly support his position.Last January Caruana Carabez was embroiled in another controversy after he penned an opinion piece for Times of Malta. Minister Helena Dalli asked the Speaker to discipline him.“Careless and misinformed”Nineteen NGOs reacted very negatively to Caruana Carabez’s report which formed part of the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s 2018 Annual Report. The NGOs objected particularly to the introductory section “An Unjustified Sense Of Entitlement”.Read: Education Commissioner report was ‘one-sided’ and ‘oversimplified’ on foreign students – NGOsIn this report Caruana Carabez wrote, among other things, that foreigners were bullying Maltese students. The NGOs stated that the comments of the Education Commissioner were “careless and misinformed”, adding that  “his recommendations are not grounded in the principles of fairness” and seem “to misunderstand and misrepresent the nature of fundamental human rights.”On the other hand, Caruana Carabez, dismissed these comments saying that none of the NGOs and professors who criticized him had seen the documents he had examined.“Work of the devil”The Education Commissioner, during RTK’s programme, said that he had met with various parties including the Imam, in order to stop the cases of bullying and abuse. He explained that he was ‘sad’ that the Muslim school had to close due to a lack of money and suggested that Muslim children in other schools should be provided with a pastoral service.The Commissioner said that the children who were bullying had been brought up without belief in God. To that the Imam retorted that “where there is no god, there is the devil”. This made the Commissioner conclude that the bullying he was investigating was the work of the devil.Read: Foreign students create cliques that bully the Maltese -Commissioner for EducationWhat should parents do if their children are bullied?No blacks, no refugeesDuring the programme, the Commissioner said no dark skinned or refugee children were involved in the cases of bullying. He also said that the children involved came from well-off families.  He mentioned that there were six cases of children from different countries including Maltese, Russian, Serbian, Lithuanian and Libyan and here ended with the words “no black”.“The Maltese don’t integrate with the Belgians”Caruana Carabez took as an example the Maltese working in Brussels. He explained that the Maltese working in Brussels don’t send their children to schools run by the Belgian Government and therefore stressed that there is no attempt to integrate the Maltese children with the Belgians.He said that they instead attend the European School of Brussels that is a college for children of workers in the European institutions. He praised this as a success story where there are around 800 students and 3 teaching staff which are Maltese.“International College should not become a ghetto”Regarding the college for international students mentioned in the report, the Commissioner specified that the intention of this kind of school is not only to embrace all students of  different countries who come to Malta but also to serve as a school for those children who are in Malta for a relatively short period and will lack the chance to integrate.He said he sees nothing wrong that a school makes money through educating the children of parents who have a work contract for a period of six months or a year.He said that this money can then be used to support even refugees who have will in Malta for a longer period or on a more permanent basis.“Sack him”This is not the first time that Commissioner Carabez Caruana has faced controversy. In January of last year, Carabez Caruana was described as being sexist towards women and regarded as not being able to deal fairly and objectively with cases.Equality Minister Helena Dalli has urged Speaker Anġlu Farrugia to discipline him while several women’s rights organisations said that Caruana Carabez should be sacked.Read: Il-Gvern jikteb lill-Ispiker biex jittieħdu passi kontra l-Kummissarju għall-EdukazzjoniWhatsApplast_img read more

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LIVE Connected East Africa Summit commences in Mombasa

first_imgAdvertisement The Connected East Africa 2015 Summit is an annual event chaired by the Kenya ICT Authority in consultation with key ICT industry players and key government decision makers, and 2015 marks the 7th year of such a summit. It is taking place at the Leisure Lodge Resort in Kwale Sub county, off the coast of Mombasa.The regional conference aims to address issues of building an integrated ICT infrastructure and policies in the region. The East Africa countries have formed an inter-ministerial committee which looks into breaking regional barriers in harmonization of ICT. This committee will report their progress at the Summit.Hon Nadia Minister of Youth & Cultural services South Sudan addressing delegates.#ConnectedEA @MyGovKe @FredMatiangi pic.twitter.com/jw0F5I3XJl— Ministry of ICT (@MoICTKenya) March 31, 2015The Summit also aims to establish a platform for collaboration, capacity building and knowledge sharing between government and the ICT sector with a view of linking and hastening implementation of government IT projects to world-class standards. Objectives of this 7th Edition summit will look to:To address gaps in ICT integration and shared infrastructure among the East African Member statesTo speed-up harmonization of ICT regulation across the regionTo build support on ongoing ICT integrated infrastructure projects across the East African region.To provide a platform for meaningful networking that will result in fruitful relationships that contribute to the economic development of the East African region. – Advertisement – Set to feature a number of top speakers and an experienced panel from East Africa states and beyond to discuss issues from the objectives of the summit. The Summit is also set to feature an Award Ceremony that celebrates innovation in ICT. The Awards have previously recognized some the region’s top start-ups like Ushahidi, Biashara, Ma3Route, among others. Stay tuned for updates from the Summit or follow @pctechmagazine on Twitter for more updates and the hashtag #ConnectedEA; but meantime, see some tweets below:   Rwanda Online aims to put all government services online by 2018 – Jean Philbert #ConnectedEA— PC Tech Magazine (@pctechmagazine) March 31, 2015Microsoft Kenya Country Manager @KunleAwosika announces the launch of the “Biz4Afrika” SME online hub #ConnectedEA pic.twitter.com/ddZb3DTEhq— Techweez (@techweez) March 31, 2015Biz4Afrika is, without exaggeration, a one-stop-shop for African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and places the entrepreneur at the center of all we do.last_img read more

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Outbox to host Intellectual property talk with Uganda Registration Service Bureual

first_imgFemale developers at Outbox Hub Kampala. Photo Credit: Ruth Aine Advertisement Intellectual Property (IP) is protected in law by patents, copyright and trademarks, which enable people to earn recognition or financial benefit from what they invent or create. By striking the right balance between the interests of innovators and the wider public interest, the IP system aims to foster an environment in which creativity and innovation can flourish.The workshop is meant to create awareness on Intellectual Property and how intellectual property to a start-up can be a powerful asset when properly protected, managed and utilized.Attendees will also get an introduction to all the services URSB has to offer, it  (the workshop) will specifically touch on topics of IP which affect all tech start-ups ranging from the average to the extraordinary. – Advertisement – Also a session on business registration in order to create awareness on the processes involved in business formalization will be included at the event.The event is happening today at outbox hub from 2:30 pm. All startup co-founders and anyone who is interested in starting a company or building a startup are invited.Registration is free.last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Monday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Monday 15 FebruaryRACING2.00 PlumptonPatronne 3/1 > 2/13.00 PlumptonBilly No Name 5/1 > 3/13.50 WolverhamptonDr Drey 4/1 > 9/4CHELTENHAM MOVEVroum Vroum Mag 4/1 > 3/1Mares HurdleSpeculation that she will run here rather than Ryanair.LIVE FOOTBALLChampionship19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD3/1 Leeds United 11/10 Middlesbrough 9/4 DRAWScottish Premiership19:45 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD3/1 Inverness CT 10/11 Aberdeen 12/5 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation) What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img read more

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US diplomat to discuss priorities in South and Central Asia at Jan

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775EMAIL: franz.brotzen@rice.eduUS diplomat to discuss priorities in South and Central Asia at Jan. 19 Baker Institute lectureRobert Blake, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asian affairs, will speak Jan. 19 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy on the Obama administration’s priorities in the region.Blake’s talk will begin at 6 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Kelly International Conference Facility on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to www.bakerinstitute.org/media/media_directions.cfm. Blake is a career foreign service officer. From 2006 to mid-2009, he served as ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. He was the deputy chief of the U.S. Mission in New Delhi from 2003 to 2006 and has held a number of key positions at the State Department in Washington, D.C., including senior desk officer for Turkey, deputy executive secretary and executive assistant to the undersecretary of state for political affairs. Blake entered the foreign service in 1985 and has served at the U.S. embassies in Tunisia, Algeria, Nigeria and Egypt. He earned a master’s degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in 1984 and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in 1980.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Franz Brotzen at franz.brotzen@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.last_img read more

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Stanford Study Reveals Gender Bias in Investment Industry

first_img About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer regions: San Francisco Last Updated May 4, 2017 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedMBA Job Opportunities: BlackRockThough many MBA grads are passionate about their career prospects, those driven to work in the financial industry may be more reticent to commit to a life of uncomfortable suits and harsh fluorescent lights. A TINYpulse study found that employees at financial service companies have some of the lowest career…October 25, 2017In “Featured Home”Finance Fraud Won’t Stop, and More – New York NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week. Don’t Let Artificial Intelligence Take Your Job – Rutgers Business News The Rutgers Business School is slated to host a symposium this week entitled “Lifelong Learning in the Digital Era,” which will…November 14, 2018In “Featured Home”New Forté Foundation Study Reviews MBA Impact for Women and Minority StudentsWhat’s the MBA impact for women and minority students? That’s the question that the Forté Foundation set out to answer in its most recent MBA study. Key MBA Study Insights After surveying 900 male and female MBA alumni who graduated between 2005 and 2017, it found mixed results. While an…January 24, 2019In “Career”center_img Stanford Study Reveals Gender Bias in Investment Industry Stanford’s Graduate School of Business recently debuted a study co-authored by professor Amit Seru that reveals a nationwide gender bias when it comes to punishing women in the financial industry.Entitled, “When Harry Fired Sally: The Double Standard in Punishing Misconduct,” Seru along with University of Chicago’s Gregor Matvos and University of Minnesota’s Mark L. Egan reviewed misconduct reports kept by FINRA between 2005 and 2015 on the 7 percent of certified investment advisers with misconduct records. The trio found that male advisors, who make up 75 percent of financial advisors, engage in misconduct that is 20 percent more costly to settle and are “three times more likely than women to commit offenses.” According to the study, 1 in 11 male advisors have a misconduct record.Despite these figures, Seru states plainly: “The evidence is consistent with [women advisers] being discriminated against because of some bias.”“Female advisers who commit some form of misconduct—buying stocks for a client without permission—are 50 percent more likely to lose their job than a male adviser who breaks similar rules [and] 30 percent less likely than her male counterpart to find a new job within a year.” Female advisers also “face harsher punishment than men do, despite engaging in less costly misconduct and despite a lower propensity toward repeat offenses.”Seru and crew examined every potential angle to see if a perception of women in the workplace as “less productive and therefore less costly to fire” contributed to the statistics. By and large, “women were found to be just as productive as men overall.”The good news is that there’s a relatively straightforward fix to this pernicious gender bias, according to Seru: make the gender makeup of top management more evenly split.“At firms that are owned exclusively by men or have no high-ranking female executives, female advisers are 42 percent more likely than their male counterparts to get sacked after committing some form of misconduct. But at firms where the mix of male and female top executives is closer to equal, men and women are disciplined at commensurate rates.”last_img read more

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The QS World MBA Tour Is Coming To Washington DC

first_img The QS World MBA Tour will be stopping in Washington DC on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.Potential graduate school applicants attending these events will have an opportunity to connect with alumni from many of the most prestigious schools in the world, including the likes of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School, the Stanford Graduates School of Business, and much more.Details on the event website read as follows: “The QS World MBA Tour gives you the opportunity to network with admissions directors and alumni from over 120 business schools around the globe. Our fairs feature top local and international business schools presenting a diverse range of programs to choose from and a chance to apply for a pool of exclusive MBA scholarships, totaling $7m [million]! The QS World MBA Tour takes place in 23 cities across the US and Canada; find an event in a city near you and discover the many benefits that an MBA has to offer.”Registration and further details for the Washington DC event can be found here. For those not in the metro, check out the rest of the QS World MBA Tour dates, listed below. Last Updated Jan 17, 2018 by Matthew KormanFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail The QS World MBA Tour Is Coming To Washington DC Boston: Thursday, January 18, 2018 – 4:30 – 9 p.m.New York: Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 1:30 – 6 p.m.Washington DC: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.Chicago: Thursday, January 25, 2018 – 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.Los Angeles: Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 1:30 – 6 p.m.San Francisco: Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 1:30 – 6 p.m.Vancouver: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 – 4:30 – 9 p.m.Montreal: Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 4:30 – 9 p.m.Toronto: Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 1:30 – 6 p.m.Registration and more information on the QS World MBA Tour events can be found here. About the AuthorMatthew KormanMatthew Korman is the Managing Editor of MetroMBA. Since graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism and political science, Matthew has worked as a music industry writer and promoter, a data analyst, and with numerous academic institutions. His works have appeared in publications such as NPR and Sports Illustrated.View more posts by Matthew Korman RelatedThe QS World MBA Tour Is Coming To New York CityThe QS World MBA Tour will be stopping in New York City this Saturday, January 20. Potential graduate school applicants attending these events will have an opportunity to connect with alumni from many of the most prestigious schools in the world, including the likes of The Wharton School at the University of…January 17, 2018In “Events”The QS World MBA Tour Is Coming To ChicagoThe QS World MBA Tour will be stopping in Chicago on Wednesday, January 25, 2018. Potential graduate school applicants attending these events will have an opportunity to connect with alumni from many of the most prestigious schools in the world, including the likes of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School,…January 17, 2018In “Chicago”The QS World MBA Tour Is Coming To Los AngelesThe QS World MBA Tour will be stopping in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Potential graduate school applicants attending these events will have an opportunity to connect with alumni from many of the most prestigious schools in the world, including the likes of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business…January 18, 2018In “Events” regions: Washington, DClast_img read more

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Finding the Best Return On Investment for Your MBA Dallas

first_img About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz Choosing the right MBA program can feel overwhelming. With nearly 800 accredited business schools in the United States, the idea of wading through the information on every program is intimidating to say the least. A variety of features, such as a school rankings, internship opportunities, and an extensive alumni network may be huge factors where you choose to earn your master’s. But one of the most important variables to consider is a program’s return on investment (ROI). It is essential to pick a school with an enviable ROI, as this will ensure that the time and money you dedicate to earning your MBA are not for naught. Given the considerable cost of higher education, it is important to attend the school that will give you the most bang for your buck.The Best Dallas MBA Return on InvestmentCox School of Business – Southern Methodist UniversityAt the SMU Cox School of Business, students can expect an admirable rate of return on the cost of education. The tuition rate of $45,976 per year for the two-year program is among the most enviable in the U.S. The average graduating salary for MBA’s was $96,587, which is more than double the yearly cost of tuition. This school is also ideal for students hoping to global perspective, as students at Cox have the opportunity to participate in an international MBA exchange program, which allows them to continue their education in Latin America, Europe, Australia, or Asia. Simply put, SMU Cox doesn’t just provide one of the best Dallas MBA return on investment opportunities, but one of the best in the country overall. Hankamer School of Business – Baylor UniversityBaylor’s Hanker School of Business is another excellent option for students seeking a respectable ROI. The full-time program can span from 16 to 21 months, with a tuition of $20,597 per semester (over about three to four semesters, depending on course load and core requirements met during undergrad). According to Hankamer’s website, the average starting salary for MBA graduates in 2017 was $73,314. Additionally, Hankamer’s Career Management team is nationally-ranked, and can provide extra support for students seeking help with job placement.McCombs School of Business – University of Texas at AustinThe MBA program at the McCombs School of Business currently costs $30,750 per semester, bringing the total tuition to about $123,000. The cost will is steeper for non-residents (closer to $189,000). Though the cost of tuition at McCombs is nothing to sneer at, neither is the reward. In fact, the most recent MBA class had an impressive average starting salary of $117,068. McCombs, which is also one of the largest business schools on this list, also has an extensive alumni network, which includes the CEOs of Southwest Airlines (Gary C. Kelly) and Heinz (William R. Johnson).Naveen Jindal School of Management – University of Texas at DallasLike many of the schools we mentioned on this list, the Naveen Jindal School of Management has a solid track record when it comes to ROI. Tuition for the full-time MBA program is just $32,998 for in-state residents and $64,332 for non-residents. In addition to the reasonable cost, the school’s website states that 80 percent of students receive scholarships that cover an average of 45 percent of the total program cost. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report stated that the school’s MBA program, “… had the highest salary-to-debt ratio among ranked business schools.” According to the article, average starting salary for graduates (of those who were employed within three months of graduation) was $86,644.Neeley School of Business – Texas Christian UniversityAt TCU’s Neeley School of Business, the average starting salary for the most recent graduates of the full-time MBA program was $93,093, surpassing the total tuition of $88,020. Moreover, Neeley boasts a 92 percent employment rate 90 days after graduation. Recent graduates have taken jobs at renowned companies like Ernst & Young and IBM. In addition to standard core classes, Neeley introduces a great deal of experiential learning into the curriculum. At the end of their first year, students participate in an Integrative Project that offers them the opportunity to apply their skills to real-world business obstacles via a week-long simulation. regions: Dallas Last Updated Jan 30, 2018 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Finding the Best Return On Investment for Your MBA: Dallas RelatedA Guide to the Best Dallas Accelerated MBA ProgramsIf you want to earn an MBA but you don’t want to turn everything in your life upside down to make it possible, then an accelerated MBA might be for you. To help, here’s our newest guide to the top Dallas accelerated MBA programs.July 24, 2017In “Advice”Which Dallas MBA Programs Offer the Best Starting Salary?It’s naive to think that folks who earn their MBA degree don’t expect to earn a decent salary. After years of balancing work, studying, and life, an MBAs starting salary is the cherry on top of the grad school sundae. For those looking to work in or are attending school…October 9, 2017In “Featured Home”The Best Dallas Consulting And Strategic Management MBAsYear after year, consulting and strategic management careers are a top draw for MBA students. In fact, 41 percent of millennials and 27 percent of Generation X MBA candidates place a job in consulting services or management consultation as their first choice, according to the 2015 Prospective Student Survey conducted by…May 22, 2017In “Advice”last_img read more

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Charging Decision Expected in Wayne State Officers Death

first_imgMaria Miller, spokeswoman for Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, said in an email Thursday morning that the prosecutor’s office had received a warrant request in connection with the shooting death of Wayne State Officer Collin Rose. Miller said late Thursday that there would be a decision on charges on Friday.Rose, 29, was shot in the head Tuesday evening while on patrol near the Wayne State campus. The five-year veteran of the university police force died Wednesday evening in a hospital.Detroit police said they arrested a suspect late Tuesday night a few blocks from where Rose was shot, but he had not been charged.Related CoverageUpdate: University Police Officer Shot in the Head in Detroit DiesPolice Say Detroit Officer Shooting Wasn’t an AmbushWayne State, which has more than 27,000 students, employs about 65 officers. Rose, who worked in the canine unit, is the only Wayne State officer killed in the line of duty.Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Rose was on duty around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when he radioed to say he was investigating possible thefts of navigation systems from vehicles and that he was about to speak to someone on a bicycle.Officers who arrived on the scene found Rose injured on the ground. He underwent surgery Tuesday night at Detroit Receiving Hospital.Wayne State Police Chief Anthony Holt said Wednesday that no weapon had been recovered and that the investigation was ongoing. US Police officer Collin Rose was shot in the head while on patrol near a university campus in Detroit on Nov. 22, 2016 (MJ Murawka/Wayne State University via AP) Charging Decision Expected in Wayne State Officer’s Death By The Associated Press November 25, 2016 Updated: November 25, 2016  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   DETROIT—Charges could be announced Friday against a suspect being held in the fatal shooting this week of a Wayne State University police officer in Detroit. Share Share this article Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Explosion at Murray State University Injures Two People

first_img Share Explosion at Murray State University Injures Two People By Jack Phillips June 28, 2017 Updated: June 28, 2017 US An explosion injured at least two people and destroyed a dorm room at Murray State University in Kentucky on Wednesday evening, it was reported.“There was an explosion at Richmond Hall. Emergency Personnel are on the scene. Stay out of the area,” the university tweeted.A natural gas leak caused the blast, Calloway County Emergency Management Director Clay Call was quoted as saying by WDRB.One was treated for minor injuries on the scene; the other, a university employee, was taken to a local hospital for treatment, Call said.diiiiiiiiThe dorm, Richmond Hall, showed signs of severe damage—with debris strewn about in front.The school’s website says 268 students reside there.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Boyfriend Charged After Colorado Woman Went Missing in 2013

first_img Share US News Boyfriend Charged After Colorado Woman Went Missing in 2013 By Jack Phillips December 14, 2017 Updated: December 14, 2017 A former basketball player is facing first-degree murder charges, accused of murdering his girlfriend who went missing in 2013, just hours after learning she was pregnant, according to reports.Kelsie Schelling, 21, of Denver, was last seen on Feb. 4, 2013, after she told family members that she was going to drive to Pueblo, Colorado, to tell her boyfriend, Donthe Lucas, about the news. Police said that she made it to Pueblo, and her vehicle was found in the city about 10 days after she went missing.Pueblo Police Department and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation charged Lucas, 25, in her alleged homicide, People magazine reported earlier this month. It also reported that Lucas was playing basketball for Northeastern Junior College at the time of her disappearance.According to a police statement, “Lucas was already in custody at the Pueblo County Detention Center facing unrelated charges” when he was served with an arrest warrant.The Denver Channel reported that Lucas will make his first court appearance on Dec. 18.According to Dearly.com, Lucas reportedly texted her to meet him near his grandmother’s home. “Where are you … I’ve been here for over an hour just waiting,” Schelling text him back. According to the report, Schelling traveled to Pueblo at Lucas’s request after she sent a picture of her ultrasound.  Then he told her he had a surprise for her and said, “Just wait and see for yourself you probably wouldn’t believe me if I told you.”“I think there is hope that we will find the body in the coming days, weeks or months,” said Dan Corsentino, who is a former Pueblo County Sheriff whom Kelsie’s family hired as a private investigator.“It was difficult for law enforcement to penetrate the shroud of secrecy that existed within the Donthe Lucas family… I think it’s highly possible a family member or someone close to Donthe could have turned.” Donthe Lucas in a Facebook photo (Facebook)Police didn’t start calling her disappearance a homicide investigation until this month, he noted.“I have no doubt that Donthe – her boyfriend, the father of her child – is responsible for her disappearance,” Schelling’s mother, Laura Saxton, told the Denver Channel earlier in 2017. “I can’t sleep at night. I hope he can’t either.”“Cell-phone records show that Kelsie sent picture messages of her ultrasound pictures taken that day to family members and also to Donthe and his mother,” Saxton said at an April 2013 press conference, according to Westword.com. “Cell-phone records also show that Donthe asked Kelsie to come to Pueblo when she got off of work that night because he needed to speak with her in person.”According to Saxton, “We know that Kelsie made it to Pueblo and did meet up with Donthe. No one has seen or heard from her since.” (H/T – Dearly.com)And while you’re here …We have a small favor to ask of you. If you can, please share this article on Facebook so you can help The Epoch Times. It takes less than a minute. Thank you very much! Share this article Sara Lucas arrested today for September robbery on same day Pueblo Police announce her son, Donthe Lucas, faces first degree murder charges in 2013 disappearance of his girlfriend Kelsie Schelling. #KDVR pic.twitter.com/HIvvpLmQGb— Emily Allen FOX31 (@EmilyAReports) December 2, 2017 Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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Video Tornado Spotted Near Richmond Virginia

first_imgQualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video US News Share Hull street near Speeks Rd pic.twitter.com/REZorytMkB— Lt. Jason Elmore (@CFEMSPIO) September 17, 2018 Video: Tornado Spotted Near Richmond, Virginia By Jack Phillips September 17, 2018 Updated: September 17, 2018 The tornado, it said, will be near Bon Air, University Of Richmond and Tuckahoe around 4:55 p.m. ET as well as Wyndham at around 5 p.m. Then it will be near Richmond, Laurel, and Lakeside at 5:05 p.m. Then, it will near Ashland, Randolph Macon College, Hanover and Studley at around 5:15 p.m.Previously, the National Hurricane Center said that Hurricane Florence, which hit the Carolinas last weeks, is capable of spawning tornadoes.AccuWeather reported that several tornadoes touched down, doing damage around Richmond.Photos published by AccuWeather showed several buildings that were destroyed.WTVR reported that one person was killed and a warehouse was totally destroyed by the twister.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Multiple witnesses say they saw a tornado on the ground here on Speeks Dr. A businesses is torn in half, trees split in half, and a lot of stunned looking faces. @CBS6 #ChesterfieldCounty pic.twitter.com/Svw6r49vNe— Jake Burns (@JakeBurnsCBS6) September 17, 2018 Share this article A tornado warning was issued for Richmond, Virginia, according to the National Weather Service.The NWS said that at 4:43 p.m. ET, “a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Manakin, or near Bon Air, moving northeast at 35 mph.”According to the Times-Dispatch, the warning is in effect until 5:15 p.m. ET.A warning was issued for the City of Richmond in central Virginia, north-central Chesterfield County in central Virginia, southeastern Goochland County in central Virginia, northwestern Henrico County in central Virginia, central Hanover County in central Virginia, and east-central Powhatan County in central Virginia. Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Oregon Researchers Show How Building Design Impacts Indoor Bacteria

first_img LinkedIn Facebook Research center aims to understand the ‘indoor microbiome’ and improve it through architectural design. The Lillis Business Complex set the bar for sustainable buildings 10 years ago when it opened at the University of Oregon. Now microbes drawn from the dust in 155 of its rooms have provided clues that could inspire future architectural designers to encourage a healthy indoor environment. Researchers used specially filtered vacuum cleaners to collect dust in offices, classrooms, hallways, bathrooms and storage closets to develop a microbial snapshot of the building, based on where people congregated, how people used indoor spaces, and how these spaces were connected to allow human movement between them. Reporting in the Jan. 29 issue of PLOS ONE, a publication of the non-profit Public Library of Science, a 10-member team of biologists and architects noted that proteobacteria, fermicutes and deinococci dominate the building, but these communities vary with architectural choices. The researchers concluded that their findings “give clear evidence that design choices can influence the biogeography of microbial communities indoors.” The study is part of the UO’s Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center’s quest to explore the microbiome of the indoor world, where people spend the majority of their time. Microbiome refers to the total makeup of microorganisms and their collective genetic material found in or on the human body or in another environment. The team analyzed DNA from more than 30,000 different types of bacteria throughout the Complex. “We found that what you do in a room, how many people there are in a room and how many different people are in a room all make a big difference,” said James Meadow a postdoctoral research associate in the BioBE center. “Even an office with one person year round versus a classroom with hundreds of people throughout the year will have different kinds of bacteria.” The samples were collected from the complex’s centerpiece, Lillis Hall — an airy, 136,000-square-foot facility, which has mechanical air ventilation throughout most of the building, except for a wing of offices where occupants wanted window ventilation. Lillis Hall was the first building in the Eugene-Springfield area to achieve LEED silver certification for its sustainability features. The building was chosen for the study because of its variety of different uses and its flexible operation. For example, Lillis Hall was designed to accommodate both mechanical and natural air ventilation, allowing researchers to observe whether ventilation influences indoor bacterial communities. Most of the bacteria that were found came as no surprise, Meadow said. “These are found about everywhere we look, inside or outside, and we found some of the same types of bacteria that you would expect to find living in soil and on plants. That tells us that some of the bacteria in buildings are likely being brought in with occupants and with outdoor air — but not equally in all rooms.” For instance, the researchers found that soil- and plant-associated bacteria were most common in unoccupied spaces, such as mechanical rooms and storage closets. Several different human-gut-associated bacteria, including lactobacillus, staphylococcus and clostridium, were most common in bathroom dust. The researchers found that bathrooms accumulate the most distinctive bacterial communities, likely because of their unique function.   They did not screen for disease-causing forms of bacteria. Deinococcus, whose members are known for their resilience when exposed to radiation and dry conditions, were the “oddballs” in the mix, Meadow said. “They are super tough and can hang out in harsh conditions, and buildings present some harsh conditions. But they were some of the most common bacteria in the building. They were found in all rooms, but more abundant in mechanically ventilated — versus naturally ventilated — rooms. That might suggest that they are accumulating over time while other bacteria dry out and die in buildings.” Naturally ventilated rooms, on the other hand, were associated with more plant- and soil-associated bacteria, like methylobacterium. “A simple choice of where your air comes from in a building can influence the types of bacteria that you encounter,” Meadow said. “This is a relatively new research area,” he said. “We don’t really have a list of bacteria that we know that we should come into contact with — such as the Top 20 good bugs or the Top 20 bad bugs, except for maybe a few pathogens. At some point, we will, and this research helps us understand how architecture and occupant behavior can contribute to a healthier indoor microbiome.” “Researchers at the University of Oregon are untangling the web of multi-directional impacts among humans, natural resources, ecosystems, and built environments, and researchers at the BioBE Center are exploring a new frontier of science at the intersection of architecture and biology,” said Kimberly Andrews Espy, vice president for research and innovation and dean of the UO Graduate School. “This study furthers our understanding of the microorganisms around us and the complex ecosystems that exist in the built environment. It is a step on the path toward improved human health, environmental sustainability and livability through optimized design.” Co-authors with Meadow on the study were: Steven W. Kembel, a former postdoctoral researcher in the BioBE Center who is now at the University of Quebec, Montreal; Timothy K. O’Connor, a former technician in the BioBE Center; graduate research fellows Gwynne Mhuireach and Maxwell Moriyama, senior research associate Dale Northcutt and research associate Jeff Kline, all of the UO Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory; and UO faculty members G.Z. Brown, professor of architecture, and biology professors Brendan J.M. Bohannan and Jessica L. Green.  The research was funded by a grant to the BioBE Center from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Microbiology of the Built Environment program. About the University of Oregon The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of “Very High Research Activity” in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.Source: James Meadow, postdoctoral research associate, Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center, 541-346-5674, jmeadow@uoregon.edu Links: Copy of the study: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0087093  Green’s TED Talk on designing healthier buildings: http://www.ted.com/talks /jessica_green_good_germs_make_healthy_buildings.html  Biology and the Built Environment Center: http://biology.uoregon.edu/biobe/ Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory: http://pages.uoregon.edu/esbl/ESBL_website/splash_pages/ESBL_home.php Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Microbiology for the Built Environment: http://www.sloan.org/major-program-areas/basic-research/microbiology-of-the-built-environment/  Follow UO Science on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfOregonScience UO Science on Twitter: http://twitter.com/UO_Research More UO Science/Research News: http://uoresearch.uoregon.edu  Note: The University of Oregon is equipped with an on-campus television studio with a point-of-origin Vyvx connection, which provides broadcast-quality video to networks worldwide via fiber optic network. In addition, there is video access to satellite uplink, and audio access to an ISDN codec for broadcast-quality radio interviews. E-Headlines Pinterest Share. 0 Tumblrcenter_img Twitter Google+ By CBN on January 30, 2014 Oregon Researchers Show How Building Design Impacts Indoor Bacteria Emaillast_img read more

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Oregon Receives 22 Million for Important Conservation Efforts

first_img Pinterest Oregon Receives $22 Million for Important Conservation Efforts Facebook 0 LinkedIn Tumblr Oregon Senator Ron Wyden applauded the announcement of funding for six major conservation projects in the state. The six projects – all designed by local partners in Oregon – will receive help from a new program designed to support public-private partnerships and address complex conservation and natural resources projects. These funds will help projects in Oregon aimed at protecting sage grouse, restoring critical wildlife habitats, increasing water quality, improving native fish habitats, and enhancing landscapes and watersheds.“Oregon’s natural resources are unmatched and are a big part of why Oregonians are so proud to call our state home,” Senator Wyden said as the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced its Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) recipients in Oregon. “The best way to conserve and restore Oregon’s treasures is for federal, local and private partners to all work together, which is why I am so pleased with today’s news.”The program, which Senator Wyden supported as part of the 2014 Farm Bill, will provide the following amounts to projects across Oregon:• The Oregon Model to Protect Sage Grouse, $9,000,000• North Slope Ochoco Holistic Restoration Project, $5,000,000• Klamath-Rogue Oak Woodland Health and Habitat Conservation Project, $3,000,000• White River Irrigation Efficiency and Stream Flow Restoration Project, $2,000,000• North Willamette Valley Upland Oak Restoration Partnership, $2,200,000• Unlocking Carbon Markets for NIPF Landowners in the Pacific Northwest, $1,000,000For details about each project, please visit the Natural Resources Conservation Service website.The RCPP, administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, fosters collaboration between the public sector and private entities to increase the restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, wildlife and related natural resources on regional or watershed scales.Through RCPP, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and its partners help producers implement and sustain conservation activities in the selected project areas. Twittercenter_img E-Headlines Google+ Email By CBN Share. on January 15, 2015last_img read more

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