Labour has announced today that it would extend th

first_imgLabour has announced today that it would extend the real living wage of £10 an hour to all workers – including those under 18.The party has promised to scrap the minimum wage ‘youth rate’ – currently set at £4.35 an hour, just over half the adult rate for over-25s of £8.21 – in a move that would make the average young worker better off by £2,519 a year.Corbyn has suggested in the past, at Unison conference in 2017, that teenagers should not be excluded from the minimum wage hike – but it has not been Labour policy until now.The pledge is the latest in a series of recent offers Labour has made to young people, including free bus travel for under-25s, adding to 2017 manifesto promises such as tuition fee abolition, EMA restoration and free school meals.Jeremy Corbyn will reveal the new policy at Young Labour’s political school event being held in Birmingham today, where he is expected to tell young activists: “Equal pay for equal work is hardly a controversial idea, so why are we discriminating against young people?“You don’t get a discount at the shops for being under 18. But if the person serving you on the other side of the counter is young, they could be on half the wage of their colleagues.“It’s time to end this discrimination. Young people’s work should be properly valued, not exploited by employers to cut their wage bill. If they’re doing the job, pay them the wage – the real living wage.“So when Labour gets into power, we’ll abolish the youth rate of the minimum wage. Workers should be rewarded for their work, not their age. Equal rights for workers means just that – irrespective of age, gender, nationality or race.“For a 16-year-old currently on the minimum wage, what I’m announcing today will mean a pay rise from £4.35 an hour this year under a Tory government, to £10 an hour next year under Labour – more than double. For the average 16-17-year-old in employment, that will make them more than £2,500 a year better off.“Imagine what that will do for the lives of young people, especially those from poorer backgrounds. It will be nothing less than life-changing.”The Labour leader will also challenge the Tory record on providing for young people in the UK, saying: “On issue after issue this Conservative government has failed young people.“They’ve trebled your tuition fees. They’ve scrapped your Education Maintenance Allowance. They’ve made it nearly impossible to move out of your parents’ home because rents are sky high.“And as for buying a house, that’s an idea from another generation because they haven’t built any. They’ve closed youth centres, cut arts funding, and are risking your entire future by failing to tackle the climate emergency.“Labour will give young people hope: a real living wage at work, and education as a right, not a privilege. Because we want everybody, regardless of their background, to be able to reach their full potential. That’s what socialism is really about.”Tags:Young Labour /Jeremy Corbyn /real living wage /last_img read more

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FIRST Utility the title sponsors of the Super Lea

first_imgFIRST Utility, the title sponsors of the Super League, has launched a search to find the First Utility Fanorak, Rugby League’s most knowledgeable fan, with the Ultimate Grand Final VIP package up for grabs.The independent energy supplier launched the campaign at Magic Weekend where fans could take part in the quiz at St James’ Park putting their Rugby League knowledge to the test.The campaign is looking to find Rugby League’s smartest fan by asking supporters to put their knowledge to the test with a Super League quiz available here or via Facebook.Each First Utility Super League team will have their own club “Fanorak” and the three highest scorers from across the league will take part in a showdown at the First Utility Dream Team launch later this year. The winner of this finale will win the illustrious title of “Rugby League’s Most Knowledgeable Fan” and be crowned the First Utility Fanorak before enjoying the following at the Grand Final in October:Four tickets, including VIP experienceTour of Old Trafford before the matchStay at hotel night of Saturday 8th (for 2 people)Signed memorabiliaAmanda Cumine, Director of Communications at First Utility, added: “Here at First Utility, we know that Knowledge is Power so we wanted to put Rugby League fans to the test and find our very own Fanorak.“We know that Rugby League has die-hard fans who know everything about their own club, but what about the sport itself and other clubs and their players? We will see – best of luck to everyone giving it go and we will see our First Utility Fanorak at the Grand Final in October!”To launch the search, First Utility visited the 12 Super League clubs to put their star players’ knowledge to the test.First Utility has teamed up the Super League to be able to offer fans a free replica shirt when they switch their energy. So not only can fans now save on average £334 by switching their energy to First Utility, they will also get a free replica shirt and a host of customer only offers. For more information on this offer click here.last_img read more

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His loss will be felt throughout the wider rugby l

first_imgHis loss will be felt throughout the wider rugby league community and in South Africa, where he is remembered as the young Springbok, switched from centre to wing, who tormented his opposite number, Tony O’Reilly by running in a hat-trick against the visiting British Lions at Newlands, Cape Town in 1955. It should also be mentioned that Tom is the President of the South African Rugby League.Master Coach Jim Sullivan had steered the St. Helens club into rugby league’s elite, with a league Championship [1953] and Challenge Cup victory [1956] but by the autumn of 1957, supporters’ continual criticism of the team’s ‘creeping barrage’ style of play, as one correspondent put it, galvanised the Saints’ Board into looking for a new star.They targeted Karel Thomas van Vollenhoven, a supremely-gifted all-round athlete, who could run 100 yards in 9.8 seconds.Tom was selected for the South African rugby union team for the visit of the 1955 British Lions.In the Second Test at Newlands, Cape Town, on August 20, he roared in for a fantastic hat-trick as the visitors were beaten 25-9. He thus became the first South African player to score three tries in a Test match in his own country and became an instant sporting hero. Little wonder that he began to attract interest from leading rugby league clubs like the Saints. His signing, a top-secret affair from under the noses of the South African rugby union authorities – and under intense competition from Wigan – is a story in itself and cost the club £7,230 – the biggest fee paid for a rugby union player or for a transfer between professional clubs at the time, but it was money well spent!Indeed, he was to ‘electrify the crowds’ with his pace and finishing ability.As far as Saints’ fans of a certain vintage were concerned, Alf Ellaby was the man. An unlikely recruit from football, he was the first ‘superstar’ and virtual matinee idol of the Knowsley Road crowd, topping the league’s try-scoring charts on three occasions, including a massive 55 touchdowns in his first full season in 1926-27. The coming of Ellaby signalled the Saints’ first era as a team capable of challenging for major honours, including a memorable first-ever League Championship success in 1932.A new, vibrant era of success was about to unfold in the late 1950s, however, with Tom van Vollenhoven, the new kid on the block, scoring freely in his new code and given the fact that he was in a side containing many great players, such as Austin Rhodes, Alex Murphy, and Vince Karalius, there was a distinct possibility that he would soon be re-writing the record books for himself.Since making his debut [with a try] against Leeds at Knowsley Road, on October 26 1957, in front of 23,000 fans, Vollenhoven raced over for 45 tries in 34 appearances. In February 1958, Alf Ellaby, the Hat Trick King, met the Young Pretender before a match against Oldham at Knowsley Road and was clearly impressed by what he had seen: “Vollenhoven is amazingly fast and from the way he moves has grit and natural ability,” he wrote later. “Speed by itself is not the main essential to be a wingman except, possibly with the clear run in. Your best wingmen may be yards slower, but with sudden acceleration, deceiving footwork and change of pace the really clever footballer can beat the pure sprinter.”Tom was certainly different. He was from a foreign country, spoke differently [Afrikaans was his first language] and had blond-cropped hair. At five feet ten inches tall and twelve stones, he was not as physically dominant-looking as Ellaby had been, but he possessed fantastic strength for his size.“I remember sitting on the bench at Hull when Vol had one of his first runs down the touchline,” recalled Steve Llewellyn. “As defenders came across to bury him, he warded them off with his hip. Sully [coach Jim Sullivan] said, ‘Did you see that – incredible!’ He could ride tackles superbly and had phenomenal all-round ability.”Peter Harvey was in his late teens when he first watched him from the Knowsley Road terraces and later became a teammate: “In his first three seasons at Saints he was brilliant,” he said. “He was literally magic. I used to go behind the posts to watch him, rather than the Popular Side. It was best to watch the great man running in a straight line to appreciate his magic, because Vol could run in a straight line and beat people with his change of pace.“He would take a line five yards off the touchline which gave him enough room on the outside if he wanted it. Then he would hold his line and actually stop people as they ran at him and then accelerate away. I could never quite work out how he did it. Even when we played together at Saints I would be asking myself ‘How did he do that?’ It was just artistry and with Vol you were looking at an artist. Like all true art you can’t analyse it. You do not know why true art is good, you look at it and say that something is much better than the other. In Tom’s case, it was the ease with which he did everything and the ability to change pace when everyone else was running flat out.“He used to do it in training. He would just accelerate away like Seb Coe used to do in his pomp. You could see him change gear because his head would go to one side. That was Vol stepping up from threequarter pace to overdrive. When you thought he was running flat out – and as people went to tackle him – he would accelerate away.”Tom helped to take the St. Helens club to the next ‘stage’ of success, with Lancashire Cup, League Championship and Challenge Cup victories within the first four years – hitherto unparalleled achievements. The St Helens club had capitalised on the ‘Vollenhoven effect’ by building a new Main Stand, with demand for season tickets at an all-time high.They were great times to watch the team and Tom’s presence meant that other South African players were tempted to come over and try their hand in the professional code. One of the most effective was Jan Prinsloo, who played 89 times for the Saints, scoring 70 tries. He had pace, certainly, but also used his strength to great effect, very much like the wingers of today. They became, albeit briefly a deadly duo on the flanks. There was one memorable headline after one game: “Jan and Van Pan ‘em” which many older supporters remember to this day. In 1962, Saints also signed another winger – Len Killeen, who went on to become a fantastic points-scorer and match-winner supreme, one of the stars of the club’s four trophy season in 1966 and a Lance Todd trophy winner to boot.In his early days Tom had Duggie Greenall at number three as both ‘minder’ and provider producing sensational results when he first came. The Flying Springbok topped the charts in three successive seasons [1958-59, 1959-60 and 1960-61]. Tom scored a massive 62 tries in the 1958-59 campaign, overtaking Alf Ellaby’s existing individual record of 50 tries set in 1926-27.Despite being plagued by hamstring trouble, he also scored a magnificent hat-trick, as Saints beat Hunslet 44-22 in the 1959 Championship final at Odsal. “We were losing 4-12 early on,” remembers [full-back] Austin Rhodes, “but then Vol scored this fantastic length-of-the-field try, the best I have ever seen, and we went on to win the match.”Remember too the sheer poetry in motion of his marvellous Wembley try against Wigan in the 1961 Challenge Cup final and the fabulous inter-passing with his centre, Ken Large.Ten years at top level did have a marked effect on Tom. Austin Rhodes maintains that he never quite reached the dizzy heights of his first three seasons and that the ramifications of his [1959] hamstring injury tempered his sizzling pace somewhat. It was an era, of course, when one of the main objectives was to nullify the opposition’s star players and get them off the field, if possible. Tom suffered from knee trouble in the mid-1960s too. He played at Wembley against Wigan in the 1966 Challenge Cup final, but missed the Championship final the following week at Swinton, when Tony Barrow deputised. He was still a good ‘un, however, and scored a hat-trick in his last ‘derby’ game against Wigan, at Knowsley Road in 1968. This was in his testimonial season and his Committee sold a unique seven inch single called the Vollenhoven Calypso that inevitably ‘topped the charts’ locally. Like many, I still have my copy and it remains highly-prized! Needless to say, he received a record testimonial cheque for £2,800.His last game of rugby league was special too. On May 3 1968 he was invited to play for a Great Britain team who were playing their final preparatory match against Halifax at Thrum Hall before going to the World Cup in Australia. His unusual finale resulted, somewhat inevitably, in a hat-trick of tries!Fast forward to Friday February 10 2012 and a truly memorable evening for the players, officials and supporters of St. Helens R.F.C., who were about to see their long-time goal of a new stadium come to fruition with the first Super League fixture at Langtree Park.Before the kick off, a guard of honour of Saints’ Past Players fanned out from the players’ entrance. They were waiting for the greatest winger in the club’s history – Tom van Vollenhoven – to deliver the match ball. There was a thunderous roar as a slightly stooped figure in a blue blazer made his way out to the middle. At the end of the line, somewhat appropriately, was Glyn Moses, the amiable Welsh full-back who had been in the team when Tom had made his debut all those years before, against Leeds at Knowsley Road on October 15 1957.Glyn held out his arms in anticipation of a pass, much to the delight of his colleagues, but Tom held firm. He had a job to do, after all and would not be distracted. Here was the man who had put the ball down for a record number of tries: 392 of them in 409 appearances for St. Helens, in his ten years as a Saint. The crowd’s applause signalled another perfect touchdown, this time on the centre spot and Tom returned to the South Stand to watch the Saints defeat Salford City Reds 38-10 at the start of another much-anticipated era in the club’s history.Although resident back in South Africa, Tom, with his loving wife Leonie [they were married on Easter Saturday 1957] had returned to St Helens on a number of occasions, including the 1990 Ground Centenary celebrations and the Saints’ Greatest 17 inaugurations, as part of the farewell to Knowsley Road in 2010. The two wingers chosen were, naturally, Vollenhoven and Ellaby. Ironically, Alf was given the left wing slot!Tom and Leonie were always welcome in St Helens. His name is familiar to everyone in the town, whether they are current or past supporters, or even those with no sporting interest whatsoever, such are his enduring achievements as a Saint. He remains my favourite all-time rugby league player, with Alex Murphy a close second. And yes, there are people who never went to watch a game again after Tom retired. After all, they had seen the best. Who could ever measure up?Paul Wellens, another member of Saints’ Greatest 17 and a superb full-back during his stellar career mentioned one of the problems of players – especially wingers – trying to ‘win over’ the fans with Tom van Vollenhoven still looming large in the memory of so many.When Darren Albert came to St Helens from Newcastle Knights in the early Noughties, he had natural pace and seemed to glide across the turf at Knowsley Road to score some excellent tries. According to Paul, at times, no matter what Darren did, it was always a case of ‘that was good, but he’s no Vollenhoven’! No slight on Darren, of course, merely a measure of how Tom’s achievements have firmly ingrained themselves in our consciousness!And what of Tom the man? Gracious, good company, humble regarding his fantastic achievements [yet he knew full well how much ability he possessed] and a dedicated family man, he seemed to bear no malice against those opponents who wanted to remove him from the field, by fair means or foul. He was never a flashy player, who craved adulation. He would merely put the ball down over the line and that was it. Job done. His own sporting legacy is quite remarkable and this has been passed down the family line.Son Keith was a fine sprinter, who represented Great Britain and two of his grandchildren have made their name in sport too. Bianca Mann represented South Africa as a gymnast in the 2012 Commonwealth Games in Scotland [Tom and Leonie were there to see it] and Kiel van Vollenhoven is a promising young cricketer, who has represented the MCC Under-19s squad.Everyone at the Saints sends their deepest sympathies to the Vollenhoven family.Tom Van Vollenhoven, born Orange Free State, South Africa April 29 1935, died Selcourt, Springs, South Africa October 21 2017.Tom van VollenhovenSeasonAppsTriesPts1957-5830381141958-5944621861959-6042541621960-6145591771961-6238451351962-633733991963-643522661964-652211331965-663918541966-673927811967-683823694093921176All FinalsDateMatchCompW/LScored25/10/1958St. Helens 2 Oldham 12LCFL 16/05/1959St. Helens 44 Hunslet 22CFW3T31/10/1959St. Helens 4 Warrington 5LCFL29/10/1960St. Helens 15 Swinton 9LCFW1T13/05/1961St. Helens 12 Wigan 6CCFW1T11/11/1961St. Helens 25 Swinton 9LCFW1T27/10/1962St. Helens 7 Swinton 4LCFW1T29/10/1963St. Helens 15 Leigh 4LCFW1T16/05/1964St. Helens 10 Swinton 7WDCFW22/05/1965St. Helens 7 Halifax 15CFL14/12/1965St. Helens 0 Castleford 4FTFL21/05/1966St. Helens 21 Wigan 2CCFW06/05/1967St. Helens 7 Wakefield Trinity 7CFD10/05/1967St. Helens 9 Wakefield Trinity 21CF[Rep]L1T07/10/1967St. Helens 2 Warrington 2LCFD02/12/1967St. Helens 13 Warrington 10LCF[Rep]WRepresentative Rugby:16-05-1958 Northern RLXIII 19 France 8 at Headingley [2T] 22-11-1958 Northern RLXIII 8 France 26 at Knowsley Road 20-09-1961 Rugby League XIII 22 New Zealand 20 at White City Manchester 12-10-1961 French XIII 21 RLXIII 20 at Parc des Princes Paris [1T]last_img read more

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Multiple reports of stingray stings along North Carolina coast

first_img To avoid getting stung, emergency responders recommend shuffling your feet while in the water. This action will kick up debris and sand, scaring the stingrays off. If you do get stung, experts suggest soaking the wound in hot water to help ease the pain and keep it clean. Call 911 immediately if you develop an allergic reaction, like difficulty breathing or rashes.Paramedics said most of the stingray stings they have treated this summer happened in shallow water near the shore.Click here to read more. Onslow County EMS says they have responded to five stingray stings in North Topsail alone. (Photo: Christina Thompson, NewsChannel 12) NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WCTI) — Stingrays off the coast of North Carolina have been causing a headache for beach-goers.Those stung describe it as one of the most painful experiences imaginable. Onslow County EMS says they have responded to five stingray stings in North Topsail Beach alone just recently. Paramedics said anyone who goes in the water is at risk for a sting.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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MDA Muscle Walk of Wilmington raising money and awareness

first_img This year’s walk includes a celebratory lap and 3K route designed for participants of all ages and abilities, including a wheelchair and equipment-friendly course.The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at Smith Creek Park located at 633 Shenandoah St. on April 27.For more information watch the video above. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association is bringing strength to life for kids and adults with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.The MDA Muscle Walk is a way for families and friends to come together to raise awareness and funds for muscle-debilitating diseases that weaken muscle strength and mobility.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Add a little boogie to your summer at NHRMC Dancin in the

first_imgNHRMC’s first Dancin’ in the Park summer series (Photo: Kate Cornell) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Summer is definitely a time for relaxation, but New Hanover Regional Medical Center and YMCA are reminding us that staying active is just as important!Each Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. until August 10, local fitness instructors will lead classes in Zumba, hip-hop, line dancing for all ages at DREAMS of Wilmington.- Advertisement – Nathanael Tyre is the director of Blue Roll Media in Wilmington, he coordinates the video production for all Dancin’ in the Park events and a lot of other functions at NHRMC.He says that his goal for Dancin’ in the Park is to get everybody off the couch this summer, even just for a few hours.“Getting the community engaged,” Tyre explained. “Getting them active, getting them moving, letting them know how to eat healthy how to be healthy just get a good sweat outta them!”Related Article: Wilmington Police investigating drive-by shootingThese classes are completely free of charge and open to anyone who wants to break it down this summer.last_img read more

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Everton lead the race to sign Rojo

first_img SharePrint Marco Silva is keen on signing Marcos Rojo from Premier League rivals Manchester United. The Portuguese coach knows the defender well since the two worked together whilst at Sporting Lisbon. Manchester United are ready to let Rojo leave if Everton can match their £30m valuation.The Argentina defender, who featured for his country at the World Cup in Russia, has not joined up with Jose Mourinho’s team on their preseason tour of the United States. Reports in the English media indicate that Rojo has been informed that he can leave the Premier League side after 4 seasons at Old Trafford.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Next iPhone to Be Unveiled Sept 10

first_imgAdvertisement Apple CEO Tim Cook has long been hinting that new products are coming this fall, and now we have a date: Sept. 10.The company will unveil its next iPhone, perhaps called the iPhone 5S on that date, according to AllThingsD. There are also reports that the company will announce a lower-cost iPhone, encased in colorful polycarbonate, instead of aluminum.AllThingsD says that Apple will not announce its next-generation desktop OS at the event — although that’s coming soon — nor its long-rumored smart watch and TV products. – Advertisement – An Apple spokesperson declined to comment on the report.[related-posts]Both the new flagship iPhone and the rumored lower-cost version will be running iOS 7, which was announced at Apple’s last developer conference in June. The new iOS features a flat new design, better connectivity to the cloud and improved multi-tasking features, among other improvements.As for what the new flagship phone will feature, that’s all speculation at this point. Many are expecting a better camera and more robust processor. Credit: Mashablelast_img read more

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BENS BLOG Service With A Smile at Aintree

first_img[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nybody who takes the piss out of Scousers (and has never even been to Liverpool), should come to Aintree Races. Of all our pitches, I look forward to serving the Punters here, most of all. So friendly and chatty, the Unpleasant Hoorays, in the Members Enclosure at Royal Ascot, could really learn a few lessons from them!It didn’t quite get going in the ring yesterday and business in the office was timid, with us unfortunately bumping into laying £3k at 14s the last winner. ON WE GO…In other news:Bistro Moulin, 73 Old Mill Lane, Formby, Liverpool, L37 3PE WEB SITE. You know you’re Up North when you can eat a bloody good main-course for 12 quid. Good menu and then food. Excellent service and tasty side-dishes. Chicken Breast Main (NAP). 8Over and out, B xlast_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW West Ham v Everton

first_imgFollowing a nine-point deduction by the EFL, Birmingham City are facing the grim spectre of a relegation battle and this is not an ideal time to be travelling to promotion chasing West Brom.Sanctioning the club is something that had been in the air for a while but when the EFL claimed had the club incurred losses of nearly £48.8m between 2015 and 2018 – almost £10m more than the accepted adjusted losses of £39m over a three-year period – and hit them with the sanction, it still would have come as a shock to Garry Monk and his men too. Who dropped from 13th to 18th.Just over a month ago Birmingham were eyeing a playoff push, but since then they’ve lost four in a row and are now five points off the drop zone.West Brom’s decision to sack Darren Moore off the back of three games without a win was a harsh one, but caretaker manager James Shan has made a strong start to life at the helm, with back to back wins at home to Swansea (3-0) and away to Brentford (1-0).West Brom v Birmingham CityChampionship20:00 Sky Sports Football HD / Sky Sports Main Event HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)SEP 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham 1-1 West BromJAN 2015 FA CUP Birmingham 1-2 West BromMAR 2011 PREMIER LEAGUE Birmingham 1-3 West BromSEP 2010 PREMIER LEAGUE West Brom 3-1 BirminghamMAR 2007 CHAMPIONSHIP West Brom 1-1 BirminghamOCT 2006 CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham 2-0 West BromMAR 2006 PEMIER LEAGUE Birmingham 1-1 West BromAUG 2005 PREMIER LEAGUE West Brom 2-3 BirminghamMAR 2005 PREMIER LEAGUE West Brom 2-0 BirminghamDEC 2004 PREMIER LEAGUE Birmingham 4-0 West BromMAR 2003 PREMIER LEAGUE Birmingham 1-0 West BromOCT 2002 PREMIER LEAGUE West Brom 1-1 BirminghamThey had to ride their luck a bit when winning at Brentford but the return to the fold of – James Morrison and Chris Brunt gives him the sort of quality that sees the Baggies in fourth and with Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle upfront they will always have an attacking threat and at home they’ve been one of the best sides in the division. They can keep their foot on the pedal.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK WEST HAM 5 points at 19/10 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 274.14 points(excluding Premier League ante-post and BREXIT bet)last_img read more

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£25 FREE BET Nick Kyrgios v Rafael Nadal

first_img£25 FREE BET IFNADAL WINS 3-1We are giving all starsports.bet NEW CUSTOMERS a £25 FREE BET if NADAL WINS 3-1.You simply need to open an account and place a bet at evens or above, of at least £10, on any market at starsports.bet between 8pm on Wednesday 3 July and 6.20pm on Thursday 4 July. TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) This promotion is for new account holders only. To qualify, you must open a new account at starsports.bet anytime from 8pm (GMT) on Wednesday 3 July to 6.20pm (GMT) on Thursday 4 July.(2) In addition, you must place at least one bet online with starsports.bet before 6.20pm (GMT) on Thursday 4 July. The bet must be for a stake of £10 (or more), on a selection at evens or above, on any market as displayed on the starsports.bet web site, excluding specials or enhanced odds markets.(3) The bonus promotional offer of £25 will be paid as a Free Bet if NADAL WINS 3-1 (Nick Kyrgios v Rafael Nadal 6.20pm). The Free Bet will be valid for a period of 7 days from the point of issue and must be used within this period otherwise will expire.(4) If, for any reason, the event(s) do not take place or are declared void for betting purposes this offer will also be voided.(5) The bonus Free Bet, if successful, will be credited within 48 hours, direct to your online account.(6) Free Bets may not be used in conjunction with any other current promotion.(7) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse any Free Bet promotion at any point.(8) Free Bet stakes are not returned with winnings.(9) Free Bet awards cannot be exchanged for cash.(10) Free Bet awards can be used online, tablet or mobile only.(11) The Free Bet must be used within the timeframe specified on the promotion details and may not be either part used or carried forward.(12) This promotion can only be used once per person and per account. Only one bonus can be awarded per person, household, shared computer or shared IP address. In the event of a customer opening more that one account to claim multiple offers we reserve the right to suspend/close duplicate accounts and void any bets placed. Any bet placed can only qualify for one free bet promotion, in situations where a bet is applicable for more than one offer the bet will qualify for the first free bet triggered.(13) Usual Star Sports Betting Rules and Terms and Conditions apply, these can be viewed at starsports.bet.(14) If you have any further questions about this promotion you can contact our customer service team cs@starsportsbet.co.uklast_img read more

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Symonds Lab Shatters Traditional Classroom

first_imgShareCONTACT: Philip MontgomeryPHONE: (713) 831-4792 SYMONDS LAB SHATTERS TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM * The Gardiner Symonds Teaching Laboratory is an experiment designed to challenge the traditional classroom by combining computer technology, the Internet and architecture styled on the workplace ofthe future. * The environment is `capture ready,’ which means, everything from a speaker to a computer display can be recorded and reproduced or broadcast elsewhere on campus or anywhere in the world on theInternet. * External information from the Internet, cable television, video conferencing, dedicated video lines to the medical center andsatellite down links are available in the Symonds lab. * The architectural design consists of about 1,000 square feet of support area and about 2,200 square feet of open area, including anentrance vestibule, a classroom and a conference room. * The lab is designed to hold about 20 students and incorporates two large-screen projectors specially made in California, 14 Macintosh workstations and other high-tech features, including numerouscameras and a sophisticated sound system. * The lab was built from proceeds of the Symonds Family Fund, which Gardiner Symonds, a Rice University trustee from 1966-71,established at Rice in 1967. * The lab is located on the second floor of Rice University’sFondren Library. ### AddThislast_img

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Study highlights role of cooperation narrows search for genetic cause

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: Jade BoydPHONE: 713-348-6778E-MAIL: jadeboyd@rice.edu Making the ultimate family sacrificeStudy highlights role of cooperation, narrows search for genetic cause There is no greater sacrifice than giving one’s life for others, and a new study by Rice University biologists and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) geneticists is helping narrow the search for genes that drive single-celled amoebae to stick close to their kin before altruistically giving their all. The study, which appears this week in PLoS Biology, focuses on the soil-dwelling amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. These single-celled creatures eat bacteria, and as long as food is plentiful, they’re content to live alone. But when food is scarce, D. discoideum band together by the thousands. About 20 percent of colony members sacrifice themselves to form a stiff stalk that the rest can climb to migrate and form a new colony elsewhere. This altruistic behavior is a challenge for evolutionary biologists. Why, for example, haven’t cheaters — amoebae who avoid the stalk and focus all their energies on getting into the new colony — squeezed out their altruistic brethren? What are the genetic checks and balances that guard against cheating? “They seem to care how genetically similar their partners are,” study co-author David Queller said of the new findings. “That’s something that you see in other social organisms, and you’d expect to see it from theory, but it’s still kind of surprising to see that behavior in an amoeba.” Queller, Rice’s Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and colleagues examined how much mixing occurred between 16 strains of D. discoideum. The genetic similarities between strains varied, and the tests revealed that the more genetically akin two strains were, the more they mixed and worked together during colony formation. Rice postdoctoral researcher Elizabeth Ostrowski, the study’s lead author, said a number of studies have previously shown that genetically dissimilar strains of D. discoideum sometimes live side-by-side in the wild. Earlier studies also showed that unrelated strains could cooperate within the same colony. Ostrowski said scientists took this to mean that unrelated or distantly related strains of D. discoideum often joined forces in the wild. Using modern genetic technology, Ostrowski was able to put that assumption to a more rigorous test than ever before. She said BCM co-author Mariko Katoh played a key role by designing experiments and developing the method of tagging wild strains of D. discoideum with different fluorescent markers to see how the strains cooperate spatially and temporally during colony formation. Using these markers and Ostrowski’s precise genetic profiles, the research team was able to determine exactly how much mixing occurred between dissimilar strains. Queller, Rice evolutionary biologist Joan Strassmann and Gad Shaulsky, professor of molecular and human genetics at BCM, previously collaborated on a genome-wide search for mutations that produce D. discoideum cheaters. The search identified more than 100 mutations that would allow D. discoideum to cheat by avoiding service in the stalk. The new findings suggest that specific genes also help closely related individuals cooperate in ways that keep these cheaters in check. “We’re showing that strains may not be mixing as much as scientists previously thought,” Ostrowski said. Shaulsky said, “By segregating, they minimize the risk that cells of their genetic similarity will die.” Ostrowski said the results suggest that “cooperative” genes are likely those that produce the sticky adhesives that the amoebae secrete to grab onto one another during colony formation. She said follow-up research is already under way to find precisely which genes are involved. Strassmann, Rice’s Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, said, “Cooperation is one of the success stories of the evolution of life, and we are just beginning to unlock the potential of Dictyostelium as a model system for studying both cooperation and conflict in social evolution.” The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and the Gulf Coast Consortia’s Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training.The PLoS Biology report is available at:http://biology.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pbio.0060287last_img read more

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Oklahoma City mayor to discuss how urban planning made his city healthier

first_imgAddThis ShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs/News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.eduOklahoma City mayor to discuss how urban planning made his city healthier at Rice Kinder Institute event June 30HOUSTON – (June 29, 2015) – In 2007, fueled by his 42-pound weight loss, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett put his city on a diet and challenged them to lose 1 million pounds to help change the culture of obesity in the city. He will discuss his success with this effort at a June 30 event hosted by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Chase Tower, 601 Travis St., in downtown Houston and is free and open to the public.Mick CornettCornett’s commitment to improving the health of his community led to the investment of nearly $2 billion in schools and quality-of-life infrastructure through the innovative Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) program. That investment generated nearly $6 billion in private sector investment. Today Oklahoma City’s economy is one of the nation’s most robust and the downtown has witnessed a revival in walkability.WHO: Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.WHAT: “Improving a City’s Health: How Urban Planning Made Oklahoma City Healthier,” hosted by Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.WHEN: 6:30 p.m. June 30.WHERE: Chase Tower, 601 Travis St., in downtown Houston.For more information on the event or to RSVP, visit http://kinder.rice.edu/mickcornett.Members of the media interested in attending may RSVP to Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Photo for download: http://bit.ly/1PRIoxmPhoto credit: City of Oklahoma City.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,888 undergraduates and 2,610 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked among some of the top schools for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” click here.last_img read more

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The True Value of a Harvard Business School MBA

first_img Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Harvard Business School recently published an op-ed from OpenGov Director Ellen DaSilva, who argues that the MBA still holds incredible value for many like her, despite ongoing criticism of the degree program.DaSilva says the tech industry in which she resides turns up its collective nose at the practical reasons one might pursue an MBA—a way to climb the ladder, switch careers or build upon business skills. In fact, she was advised by Silicon Valley friends and colleagues to forego business school altogether. “Tech moves so quickly,” she was told. “It won’t be the same when you return. Taking two years away from the workforce is risky.” DaSilva ignored her colleagues’ pleas and considers it one of the best decisions she ever made.“The MBA has taught me not only how to see many sides of the same problem, but also important it is to include voices different from my own in every conversation.”First and foremost, DaSilva says HBS is where she learned to lead and be led. “Every day I could walk into the classroom, put myself in the shoes of a case protagonist and decide exactly what I would do and how I would do it. It also meant living with the consequences of that decision, something all leaders must face in their careers.”DaSilva also wrote that her time at HBS allowed her to reflect and understand her authentic self. “Authenticity is a critical part of leadership, and the course taught me how to re-center myself when I stray from that authentic path. I leave HBS believing that I understand my purpose better than I did entering, and have the tools to continue on that path of exploration.”Last but not least, DaSilva says business school is ultimately about the “people you meet and the friends you make during the experience.” regions: Boston The True Value of a Harvard Business School MBAcenter_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 RelatedMetro News & Notes: MBA Relevancy, Bad Business and moreGood morning and happy Friday! Here are a few stories you may have missed from the week that was … Why The MBA is Still Relevant | Harvard Business School Blog An MBA, like any other degree, is inherently valued. But, like any trade, its value can be finite. Even…July 14, 2017In “Featured Home”Executives with an MBA: 5 Success StoriesA Look at the Numbers Recently, MBA programs have received a lot of criticism. Many business leaders and experts have claimed that the necessity of an MBA to achieve success is a myth. However, while there are examples of successful people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg, who…February 8, 2016In “Advice”Harvard Debuts Joint MBA/MS in Engineering DegreeHarvard University today becomes the latest to throw down the gauntlet in the quest to provide preeminent leadership to the ever-growing tech sector—announcing the launch of a new joint master’s degree (MS/MBA) program between Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).…June 15, 2017In “Featured Home”last_img read more

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Carey School of Business Professor Earns Discovery Awards Research Grant

first_img RelatedCarey Professor Wins Johns Hopkins Catalyst AwardThe Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business announced that Jemima Frimpong, an Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, is a recipient of the university’s annual Catalyst Awards.Catalyst Awards honor early-career JHU faculty members whose work has shown originality and has made an impact in their respective fields. The award also comes with…July 10, 2017In “Featured Region”Carey Assistant Prof. Receives JHU Discovery Award for ResearchTinglong Dai, Carey Business School Assistant Professor, is set to receive university funding in a new program supporting cross-divisional research. Twenty-three teams of JHU scholars have been selected for the new Discovery Award initiative, which has committed $15 million to cross-university, faculty-led research over three years. Dai’s project — that…July 9, 2015In “Featured Region”Carey Professor Wins Award for Cross-Divisional ResearchTinglong Dai, an assistant professor at the Carey Business school at Johns Hopkins University, was chosen by JHU as one of the scholars who will receive university funding in JHU’s new program to support cross-divisional research. Hopkins officials have selected twenty-three teams of scholars for the Discovery Award initiative, which…July 7, 2015In “Featured Region” Last Updated Aug 1, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Since 2015, Johns Hopkins University has issued Discovery Awards to fund new collaborative projects by researchers from across the university’s various schools and divisions. According to a recent press release, Roman Galperin, an Assistant Professor from the Carey School of Business, becomes the latest faculty member from JHU’s business school to be awarded the grant.Galperin is collaborating with School of Medicine Associate Professor Marshall Hussain Shuler on a project titled “Efficient Search and its Implications for Patenting of Inventions.” Galperin and Shuler received a grant of about $100,000 to conduct their research.“These awards inspire our researchers to find colleagues across the university ready to work together to pioneer new ideas,” said Denis Wirtz, Vice Provost for Research. “Once again, it is exciting to see these team members clearly reaching beyond their original field of expertise to propose novel research and creative projects. We look forward to seeing what they achieve together in the coming year.” Galperin joined the Carey Business School faculty in 2013, just one year after earning his Ph.D. in management and economic sociology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His past research has focused on markets with information asymmetries and examining the role of the state in the contexts of medical services, accounting services and consumer credit markets.“This year’s proposals are a testament to the remarkable work of Johns Hopkins researchers across so many fields,” JHU President Ronald J. Daniels told The Hub, JHU’s news website. “Faced with a challenging landscape for federal funding, it is critical we support these cross-divisional teams and the impact of their creativity and discovery on our world.”Johns Hopkins launched both the Discovery Awards program and the Catalyst Awards program for cross-divisional collaborations in 2015. This year’s Catalyst Award winner was Jemima Frimpong, an Assistant Professor of Management and Organization. Catalyst Awards honor early-career JHU faculty members whose work has shown originality and has made an impact in their respective fields. regions: Baltimorecenter_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini Carey School of Business Professor Earns Discovery Awards Research Grantlast_img read more

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London Business School Professors Earn Thinkers50 Nominations

first_img regions: London Last Updated Aug 17, 2017 by Yessenia FunesFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail London Business School Professors Earn Thinkers50 Nominations RelatedSmith School Professor Up for Thinkers50 ListIt may not be election season yet, but one professor at the Robert H. Smith School of Business is looking for his network to rock the vote. Anil Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the Smith School is nominated for Thinkers50, a list of the world’s…June 11, 2015In “Featured Region”Thinkers50 Names Rotman Professor One of World’s Best Management MindsRoger Martin, a professor and former dean at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, has been named the best management thinker in the world, according to Thinkers50. Martin, who served as Dean of the Rotman School between 1998 and 2012, currently serves as the Director of…January 3, 2018In “Featured Home”Professor to Know: Alex Edmans, London Business SchoolThere’s one thing that every top business school around the world has in common: impressive faculty. That’s because MBA programs know that their offerings are only as exceptional as their professors, and that’s definitely the case at the London Business School. Faculty at LBS are at the forefront of innovative business…November 30, 2016In “Featured Home”center_img Two professors with the London Business School have gained some global recognition.Professors Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton have been shortlisted for a 2017 Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award. Thinkers50 is responsible for “the world’s most prestigious ranking of management officials,” according to its website. More than 4,000 people were nominated.Scott and Gratton are in the “Breakthrough Idea Award” category, which recognizes work that can radically alter the way people do business. The professors were nominated for their 2016 book, The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, which breaks down how individuals should take advantage of humanity’s increased lifespan. “The 100-Year Life” draws on Scott and Gratton’s expertise in psychology—and economics. Finances, time, and relationships are among the book’s topics. “Our research explores the reality of a multi-stage life with a variety of careers to include breaks and transitions, demonstrating how to make a gift from a long life,” Scott said in a press release.Scott focuses on macroeconomics and has taught at Harvard and Oxford University. Gratton, on the other hand, specializes in organizational behavior, which she’s covered for more than 20 years. She was also named the best teacher at the school in 2015.“Being shortlisted for this award is very exciting,” Gratton said. “A 100-year life means taking responsibility for the shape of one’s own life, rather than leaving it to the institutions of work and state that have governed many people’s situations for several generations.”Check out the rest of the Thinkers50 shortlist, which also includes Aaron Hurst, CEO of Imperative and author of the 2016 book The Purpose Economy, former Apple executive and fellow author Nilofer Merchant, among others.Winners for the Thinkers50 award will be announced at its gala November 13 in London. About the AuthorYessenia FunesView more posts by Yessenia Funes last_img read more

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Recovery of Fire Victims Winds Down Investigation Looms

first_img Share this article US A man (facing camera) offers hugs for mourners during a vigil in memory of victims of a warehouse fire at Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif., on 5 Dec, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)—Some people managed to text loved ones goodbye and “I love you” before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives, officials said, as heart-rending reports of victims’ last moments emerged from the most lethal building fire in the U.S. in more than a decade.Also Monday, the painful and exhaustive search for those killed in the fire appeared to be coming to a close. Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern told The Associated Press that he didn’t believe there would be additional bodies found.But he cautioned that it was “impossible to be absolutely positive” about the number killed until the entire recovery effort is complete. Authorities had gone through about three-quarters of the building by Monday afternoon.Officials said they would turn next to investigating the fire, which erupted late Friday during a dance party. It’s unclear how it started. The district attorney warned of possible murder charges as she determines whether there were any crimes linked to the blaze.“We owe it to the community and those who perished in this fire, and those who survived the fire to be methodical, to be thorough, and to take the amount of time it takes to be able to look at every piece of potential evidence,” Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley said.Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly said that some of the victims texted relatives, “I’m going to die,” and “I love you.” Rescue crews found bodies of people “protecting each other, holding each other,” Kelly said.Monday night, hundreds of people holding candles and flowers honored those who died in the fire at a vigil at Oakland’s Lake Merritt.Those in the crowd embraced each other or held up candles as they said aloud the names of people they lost in the blaze.Several people in the crowd held signs offering “free hugs.”Terry Ewing learned Monday what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend, Ara Jo, was among the dead in the fire that broke out during an underground dance party at a building known as the “Ghost Ship.”Earlier, Ewing said Jo’s friends and family had already started talking about the vibrant 29-year-old Oakland artist in the past tense, but needed confirmation. He went through photographs as he waited. Friends remembered her as someone who could fit in anywhere, he said.“If you take her somewhere, she’ll make friends with the surly punks in the corner as well as the elderly grandparents,” he said.The cluttered warehouse had been converted to artists’ studios and illegal living spaces, and former denizens said it was a death trap of piled wood, furniture, snaking electrical cords and only two exits.Oakland city councilman Noel Gallo, who lives a block from the warehouse, said he confronted the property’s manager—Derick Ion Almena—several times about neighbors’ concerns about trash in the street and in front of the warehouse. Gallo said Almena essentially told authorities to “mind their own business” and appeared resistant to addressing complaints and complying with city codes.Almena and his partner, Micah Allison, ran the building’s arts colony, called the Satya Yuga collective. Relatives, friends and former colleagues said Almena loved to surround himself with followers, but he seemed to care little for their well-being.Almena told San Jose television station KNTV he didn’t know the event was taking place, and he wasn’t at the warehouse Friday night because he and his wife had decided to stay at a hotel because he was exhausted and their children had school.“We’re sorry to the families and all the friends that have lost loved ones,” he said. “I gladly would give my entire life of fortune, of wealth of experience again and again and again, and I say this to you and I say this to the camera and to whoever is watching me that I surrender everything.”Almena did not respond to emails or calls to phone numbers associated with him by The Associated Press. No one answered a call to a number for Allison.The warehouse is owned by Chor N. Ng, her daughter Eva Ng told the Los Angeles Times. She said the warehouse was leased as studio space for an art collective and was not being used as a dwelling.“We are also trying to figure out what’s going on like everybody else,” the family wrote in a statement to KNTV. “Our condolences go out to the families and friends of those injured and those who lost their lives.”Eva Ng did not immediately return phone calls from The Associated Press.Gallo said Chor N. Ng put Almena in charge of cleaning up the Ghost Ship, and nothing was done.“I hold the owner of the property responsible,” Gallo said. “I hold the manager responsible.”But questions persisted about whether city officials could have done more to prevent the fire. Oakland planning officials opened an investigation last month after repeated complaints about the warehouse. An inspector who went to the premises couldn’t get inside, said Darin Ranelletti of the Oakland Planning Department.Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said city officials are putting together a record of what they knew about the property.Authorities have identified 22 victims and notified their families, city officials said. An additional 11 victims have been tentatively identified, and three victims need “scientific identification,” they said.Most of the victims’ names, including the name of a 17-year-old, were not released.Investigators said they believe they have located the section of the building where the fire started, but the cause remains unknown.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Recovery of Fire Victims Winds Down, Investigation Looms By The Associated Press December 6, 2016 Updated: December 6, 2016 Share Show Discussionlast_img read more

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Trump to Proclaim Made in America Week

first_img Firetrucks, wheelbarrows, guitars, pianos, door hinges, candy, soda, beer, and cowboy hats are among the many products made in America that are on show at the White House today.President Trump is set to inspect products from all 50 states as he proclaims the coming week as “Made in America Week.”The companies on hand at the White House include American manufacturing giant Caterpillar, iconic musical instrument makers Gibson Guitars and Steinway Pianos, and lesser known companies making bucket trucks, wine, yachts, wool blankets, and horseshoes.screen-shot-2017-07-17-at-2-29-58-pm“America is a nation that honors the work of gifted and skilled tradespeople, but for too long our government has forgotten the American workers,” a statement from the White House reads. “Under the leadership of President Trump, not only will the American worker never be forgotten, but they will be championed.”Putting the interests of American workers first was one of the pillars of Trump’s campaign for president. He has made significant progress delivering on his promise since taking office by taking steps to reduce regulation and empower American workers and companies: On January 30, Trump signed the “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs” executive order, requiring agencies to slash two existing regulations for each new regulation introduced;On April 18, Trump signed the “Buy American, Hire American” executive order, which closed loopholes that circumvented existing “Buy American” laws for government agencies;On June 15, Trump signed the “Expanding Apprenticeships in America” executive order, which funded the creation of new apprenticeship programs, called for expansion of existing programs, and for increased participation among students.“President Trump has taken decisive action to free America’s energy potential and create jobs in areas that need them the most. He has approved the construction of new energy pipelines, allowed for the exportation of coal, increased liquefied natural gas exports, and withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord,” the White House said in a statement about “Made in America” week.screen-shot-2017-07-17-at-2-31-16-pmOne example of the products on showcase is Cheerwine, a cherry flavored soda that was created by L.D. Peeler in 1917. Fast-forward 100 years and Peeler’s great grandson is now at the helm of the company.Faribault Mills, a wool blanket maker with a 150-year history, is another example. The mill was founded in 1865, the year former President Lincoln died and the Civil War ended. The mill supplied blankets to frontiersmen heading West and to American soldiers during the two World Wars. Today, Faribault’s woolen goods can be found in fine retail stores across the country. Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov Share US Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Trump to Proclaim ‘Made in America Week’ By Ivan Pentchoukov July 17, 2017 Updated: July 17, 2017 Show Discussion US President Donald Trump participates in the Celebrate Freedom Rally at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on July 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool via Getty Images) last_img read more

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