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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Amnesty for 18 Million White House Releases Immigration Plan

first_img Trump Presidency The White House released its plan on Thursday night to provide amnesty to 1.8 million illegal immigrants, including around 700,000 current recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly stayed behind to work on the plan as Trump went to Davos. Senior advisor Stephen Miller presented the plan to Republicans on Thursday over a conference call.See the full framework released by the White House below:Border SecuritySecuring the Southern and Northern border of the United States takes a combination of physical infrastructure, technology, personnel, resources, authorities, and the ability to close legal loopholes that are exploited by smugglers, traffickers, cartels, criminals and terrorists.The Department of Homeland Security must have the tools to deter illegal immigration; the ability to remove individuals who illegally enter the United States; and the vital authorities necessary to protect national security.These measures below are the minimum tools necessary to mitigate the rapidly growing surge of illegal immigration. $25 billion trust fund for the border wall system, ports of entry/exit, and northern border improvements and enhancements.Close crippling personnel deficiencies by appropriating additional funds to hire new DHS personnel, ICE attorneys, immigration judges, prosecutors and other law enforcement professionals.Hiring and pay reforms to ensure the recruitment and retention of critically-needed personnel.Deter illegal entry by ending dangerous statutorily-imposed catch-and-release and by closing legal loopholes that have eroded our ability to secure the immigration system and protect public safety.Ensure the detention and removal of criminal aliens, gang members, violent offenders, and aggravated felons.Ensure the prompt removal of illegal border-crossers regardless of country of origin.Deter visa overstays with efficient removal.Ensure synthetic drugs (fentanyl) are prevented from entering the country.Institute immigration court reforms to improve efficiency and prevent fraud and abuse. Pro-DACA supporters protest outside Capitol Hill on Jan. 21, 2018 in Washington. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)DACA LegalizationProvide legal status for DACA recipients and other DACA-eligible illegal immigrants, adjusting the time-frame to encompass a total population of approximately 1.8 million individuals.10-12 year path to citizenship, with requirements for work, education, and good moral character.Clear eligibility requirements to mitigate fraud.Status is subject to revocation for criminal conduct or public safety and national security concerns, public charge, fraud, etc.Protect the Nuclear FamilyProtect the nuclear family by emphasizing close familial relationships.Promote nuclear family migration by limiting family sponsorships to spouses and minor children only (for both Citizens and LPRs), ending extended-family chain migration.Apply these changes prospectively, not retroactively, by processing the “backlog.”Eliminate Lottery and Repurpose VisasThe Visa Lottery selects individuals at random to come to the United States without consideration of skills, merit or public safety.This program is riddled with fraud and abuse and does not serve the national interest.Eliminate lottery and reallocate the visas to reduce the family-based “backlog” and high-skilled employment “backlog.”Recommended Video: Year One: Thank You, Mr. President Share this article Share  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Follow Charlotte on Twitter: @charlottecuthbo  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussion President Donald Trump speaks at the 99th annual American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 8, 2018. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times) Amnesty for 1.8 Million: White House Releases Immigration Plan By Charlotte Cuthbertson January 26, 2018 Updated: January 26, 2018last_img read more

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Trump Hits Back at Jay Zs Comments on Unemployment

first_img President Donald Trump slammed Jay Z on Sunday after the Brooklyn-born rapper made accusations against him on CNN.“Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!” Trump tweeted on Sunday morning. Recommended Video: How Doctors in China Turn into Murderers President Donald Trump speaks at H&K Equipment in Coraopolis, Penn., on Jan. 18, 2018. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times) US News Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussion In a CNN interview, Jay Z questioned Trump’s claims about creating jobs for African-Americans. The 48-year-old rapper also said about Trump: “It is disappointing and it’s hurtful. It really is hurtful, more than so … everyone feels anger but after the anger, it’s real hurtful.” Jay-Z on May 1, 2013 in New York City. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)Jay Z—known for hits like “Big Pimpin’” and “Dead Presidents” and who was a frequent visitor to the Obama White House—made the comments on CNN’s Van Jones show.“Because it’s not about money at the end of the day,” Jay Z said in an attempt to explain himself about the economy. “Money is not – money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings, then – that’s the main point.”Later, on Sunday, Trump wrote more about the economy.center_img Our economy is better than it has been in many decades. Businesses are coming back to America like never before. Chrysler, as an example, is leaving Mexico and coming back to the USA. Unemployment is nearing record lows. We are on the right track!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018  QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Trump Hits Back at Jay Z’s Comments on Unemployment By Epoch Newsroom January 28, 2018 Updated: January 29, 2018 “Our economy is better than it has been in many decades. Businesses are coming back to America like never before. Chrysler, as an example, is leaving Mexico and coming back to the USA. Unemployment is nearing record lows. We are on the right track!” he tweeted.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for African-Americans in the United States was at 6.8 percent as of December 2017, which is the lowest since the bureau began crunching the numbers by race in 1972. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)The unemployment rate among African-Americans was 16.4 percent in August 2011.In January of last year, the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent, the New York Post reported. Share Share this articlelast_img read more

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The lawyer for the company operating a stretch lim

first_img The lawyer for the company operating a stretch limousine that didn’t stop at a stop sign and slammed into a parked car in New York on Oct. 6, killing 20, disputed a charge by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that safety violations led to the crash.Cuomo told reporters on Oct. 8 that the limo, a stretch 2001 Ford Excursion created by cutting apart a regular SUV and lengthening it, failed an inspection in September and wasn’t supposed to be on the road.“The owner of the company had no business putting a failed vehicle on the road,” Cuomo said, adding that the limo’s braking and suspension systems failed inspection and the vehicle also didn’t have a federal certification showing it was properly extended, reported Syracuse.com.In addition, the driver of the limo, who was also killed in the crash, was not licensed to drive a limousine, Cuomo said.new york limo crash mourners at candlelight vigil Mourners gather during a candlelight vigil for the victims of a limousine accident in upstate New York, in Amsterdam. (Reuters/Cindy Schultz)graphic of intersection of limousine crash All 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians were killed. (AP) Lawyer DeniesBut Lee Kindlon, attorney for Prestige Limousine, the company operating the vehicle that crashed, said the infractions didn’t lead to the crash.“I don’t think that these infractions were what led to the tragedy,” he told CBS, claiming that the safety issues “had been addressed and corrected.”Related CoverageHundreds Attend Vigil to Honor 20 Victims of Limousine CrashLimo in New York Crash That Killed 20 Failed Inspection Last MonthFBI Informant Listed as Owner of Limo in New York Crash That Left 20 DeadKindlon claimed in another interview with ABC that the inspection failed, but over “minor things” such as “windshield wipers.” But documents obtained by the broadcaster show that one of the violations was for “ABS malfunction indicators for hydraulic brake system.”Overall, Prestige has had 22 violations in the past two years, prompting New York state officials to try to shut down the company even before the crash.Debris at Limousine Crash Site Debris is scattered over an area at the site of a fatal crash on Oct. 6, 2018 in Schoharie, N.Y, pictured here on Oct. 7, 2018. (Hans Pennink/AP Photo) QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Lawyer for Limo Company Denies Safety Violations Led to Deadly New York Crash By Zachary Stieber October 10, 2018 Updated: October 11, 2018 Share this article Limousine Crash Members of the National Transportation Safety Board work at the scene of a fatal crash, in Schoharie, N.Y., on Oct. 7, 2018. (Hans Pennink/AP Photo)‘Terrible Condition’Cuomo said on Monday that Shahed Hussain, a former FBI informant who owns Prestige, could face legal consequences for putting the limo on the road despite the inspection failures.Officials said the limo was descending a hill on Route 30 in Schoharie and failed to stop at an intersection, a T-junction, where there’s a stop sign. It then flew across the street and slammed into an unoccupied and parked SUV in a parking lot; two pedestrians, who were standing nearby, were killed.The group of 18 inside the limo, who were all killed, were on some kind of bus at first but switched to the limo after the first vehicle broke down. After the switch, just 20 minutes before she died, Erin Vertucci send a text message to her cousin saying the limo was in “terrible condition.”From NTD.tv Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber Share US News last_img read more

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