July 2019

Dennis Skinner also known as the Beast of Bolsove

first_imgDennis Skinner, also known as the Beast of Bolsover, is the longest continuously serving MP in the House of Commons. He has represented his constituency since 1970.Labour activists and parliamentary colleagues have been celebrating his birthday, as the left-wing backbencher turns 87 today. To mark the occasion, here are five moments from his political career.1. The heart bypass speechIn a speech directed at then-Ukip MPs Mark Reckless and Douglas Carswell, Skinner told the Commons: “We dragged the National Health Service in 1997 to 2010 from the depths of degradation that the Tories left it in and hoisted it back to the pinnacles of achievement.“I’ve got a United Nations heart bypass to prove it, and it was done by a Syrian cardiologist, a Malaysian surgeon, a Dutch doctor, a Nigerian registrar, and these two people here [Reckless and Carswell] talk about sending them back from whence they came.“And if they did that in the hospitals in London, I for one would be dead in six months. That’s the facts about Ukip as well.” Tags:Dennis Skinner /Labour / 2. The “Dodgy Dave” speechIn 2016, Skinner was asked by Speaker Bercow to withdraw his description of then-Prime Minister David Cameron as “dodgy”.“This man has done more to divide this nation than anybody else. He’s looked after his own pocket. I still refer to him as Dodgy Dave! Do what you like,” he replied.Skinner was then told to leave the Commons and not return for the rest of the day.3. “You’re not working for Murdoch”When Jeremy Corbyn was first choosing his shadow cabinet in 2015, Emily Maitlis reported that Dennis Skinner had “not been approached for a job by Jeremy Corbyn and would not take a job by Jeremy Corbyn”.Skinner interrupted: “No, I told Jeremy Corbyn before. You’re spinning already.” He added: “That was spinning. That was an example of spinning because you tried to imply that I turned it down.”Maitlis said it was a “joke”, but Skinner replied: “Well I think it’s time that you got real and you understood that you’re not working for Murdoch at the BBC.”4. “We’re gonna borrow it”Speaking in Ashton-under-Lyne in 2015, Skinner set out his views on demand-side economics and Keynesianism.“What’s all this business about you can’t borrow money to expand the economy? That’s how you get out of every recession,” the MP said.“After the Second World War, without a penny to spend, we built the National Health Service. We built council houses in every town and city.”5. The Queen’s Speech quipsNo such list would be complete without Skinner’s traditional Queen’s Speech joke. Here he is in 2017 poking fun at the Queen heading to Royal Ascot after her speech:Noting his support for the BBC in 2016:last_img read more

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Sunday’s Stobart Super League Round 22 game with Huddersfield Giants.Mark Flanagan is named in the 19 once more and is set to make his first appearance since the end of June.Shaun Magennis is also recalled whilst Tony Puletua is banned for a match.The squad is:1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan 16. Paul Clough, 18. Shaun Magennis, 19. Andy Dixon, 20. Lee Gaskell, 21. Tommy Makinson, 26. Josh Jones.Paul Anderson’s Huddersfield team will be chosen from:1. Scott Grix, 2. Michael Lawrence, 3. Leroy Cudjoe, 4. Lee Gilmour, 7. Danny Brough, 8. Eorl Crabtree, 9. Luke Robinson, 10. Keith Mason, 12. David Fa’alogo, 13. David Faiumu, 15. Larne Patrick, 18. Jason Chan, 19. Tommy Lee, 20. Luke George, 23. Jacob Fairbank, 26. Jamie Cording, 29. Greg Eden, 35. Scott Moore, 36. Brett Ferres.The game kicks off at 7.45pm and the referee is James Child.Tickets are on sale for the game too and details are here.Stat Pack:Huddersfield are seeking their first away win against St Helens in the summer era on Sunday night – all five of the Giants’ Super League wins against the Saints have come at home.Huddersfield’s last league win at St Helens was 16-15 at Knowsley Road on 26 November, 1978 – with Saints winning 18 successive home competitive fixtures since then.Last Ten Meetings:Huddersfield 17, St Helens 16 (SLR5, 4/3/12)St Helens 19, Huddersfield 6 (SLR24, 12/8/11)Huddersfield 40, St Helens 18 (SLR14, 14/5/11)St Helens 42, Huddersfield 22 (SLQSF, 24/9/10)St Helens 30, Huddersfield 22 (SLR17, 11/6/10)Huddersfield 6, St Helens 24 (SLR8, 28/3/10)St Helens 15, Huddersfield 2 (SLQPO, 19/9/09)St Helens 12, Huddersfield 10 (SLR25, 21/8/09)Huddersfield 24, St Helens 14 (CCSF, 9/8/09)(at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington)Huddersfield 6, St Helens 23 (SLR2, 22/2/09)Super League Summary:St Helens won 27 (includes wins in 2009 and 2010 play-offs)Huddersfield won 5Ups and Downs:St Helens highest score: 68-18 (H, 1998) (Widest margin: 68-18, H, 1998; 54-4, H, 2007)Huddersfield highest score: 40-18 (H, 2011) (also widest margin)last_img read more

Saints take on the Eagles this Saturday at Ruskin

first_imgSaints take on the Eagles this Saturday at Ruskin Sports Village with 18 first team squad and eight academy players set to feature.“We’re looking at a young squad this week and they are all looking forward to it,” Justin said. “We wanted to give some of the young guys a run out after they have been training all pre-season.“With our pitch being re-laid and not being quite ready we could have cancelled the game, but we felt it was important to give the young guys some time before the season starts.“We will have a mix of youth and experience, alongside eight players from the Academy too.“I’m happy with my squad and it will good to see the younger players push the senior boys.”He continued: “Matty Costello will get plenty of game time. He has shown his versatility in pre-season and is a good player coming through the system.“We aren’t sure of his position yet so we are looking forward to seeing him play in the friendlies to see where he fits.“Our next friendly against Leigh will be our main hit out with everyone playing.”The friendly with Sheffield is sold out but tickets are on sale for the game with Leigh on January 26.Our Betfred Super League home opener with Castleford on Friday February 2 isn’t far away either!To secure your spot, call into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, telephone 01744 455 052 or log on here.last_img read more

We definitely werent good enough he said We

first_img“We definitely weren’t good enough,” he said. “We had some chances and I thought it wasn’t so much doom and gloom in the first half. We then created some in the second half but wasn’t good enough to execute them.“Full credit to Wigan they were better than us in every area of the game.“Someone said you can’t have it your own way all of the time and they are right. We have beaten them twice and wanted to win the third but I think we underestimated how much they wanted to beat us. They played like that, were better in every area and deserved to win convincingly in the end.“We were all over the shop at times and Wigan completely outplayed us when they moved the ball around. They looked threatening and we were disjointed for the most part of the game. We have to learn from it and move on.”He continued: “We’re still in a good spot but we have to make sure we play better than we did tonight. If we don’t we won’t beat anybody. If we do then we are confident we can beat anyone but we have to play well. “We didn’t do that and full credit to Wigan, they were better than us.”last_img read more

Carolina Beach parking rates could increase by July

first_imgCarolina Beach parking (Photo: WWAY) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Parking rates in Carolina Beach could go up soon if town council approves the changes at their next meeting.Town staff says the reason for an increase is to help generate revenue to maintain the same service they have provided in the past.- Advertisement – If approved, non-residential parking passes could go up to $100 a year. Public parking lots and Freeman Park passes would go up as well.If passed at their next meeting, the parking rates will change on July 1.last_img read more

Calabash man accused of child sex crimes

first_img Bunte is being held at the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $900,000 bond. Mark William Bunte, 58 of Cobbler Circle, Calabash NC has been arrested and charged in an investigation involving sexual offenses against children. (Photo: BCSO) CALABASH, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County man is accused of sex crimes involving children.Mark William Bunte, 58 of Cobbler Circle, in Calabash was arrested over the weekend and charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count of statutory sex offense with a child under the age of 15. – Advertisement – last_img read more

Pender man becomes first 1 million winner in 50X The Cash game

first_img Sweet had the choice of taking an annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $424,502.The 50X The Cash game started on the First Tuesday in February, offering four top prizes of $1 million. Three top prizes remain to be won.Players can also enter any of their Multiply The Cash instant tickets into four second-chance drawings. Each drawing offers chances to win either a top prize of $50,000, one of eight $5,000 prizes, or one of 25 $500 prizes. The entry deadline for the first drawing is March 31. PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Talk about a sweet surprise! Gary Sweet of Rocky Point became the first North Carolinian to win the top prize of $1 million in the new 50X The Cash game.Sweet’s luck came with a $10 ticket he purchased Sunday at the 17th St. Market of Wilmington located on South 17th Street. He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Wilmington man guilty of multiple breakins at former employers business

first_img On June 27, June 29, and July 1 of 2018, Price was caught on video surveillance breaking into Total Car Care on North Kerr Avenue. Price stole money and other small items inside the business, and broke the window out of the door during the breaking and entering.Price, who previously spent a decade in prison for convictions in Buncombe County including being a habitual felon, had worked for the business for five years before being let go in 2016.Because of Price’s former employment with the business, he was easily identified.Related Article: City, lawmakers talk film, water quality, affordable housing at legislative breakfastPrice was arrested by the New Hanover County Sherriff’s Office on July 1, 2018, shortly after breaking into the business.Superior Court Judge Paul Quinn sentenced Price again as a habitual felon, ordering Price to serve up to 7 years in prison. The judge also ordered Price to pay restitution. Price’s prior convictions include breaking into coin operated machines, felony larceny, obstruction ofjustice, and multiple convictions out of Virginia. Dwight McKinsey Price (Photo: District Attorney’s Office) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man considered a habitual felon who previously spent 10 years behind bars is going back to prison.Dwight McKinsey Price, 52, pleaded guilty on Monday to three counts of breaking and entering and three counts of felony larceny for breaking into his former employer’s business and stealing property.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Governments lacklustre enforcement on littering hindering our work – Greenpak

first_img SharePrint Greenpak says the government’s, ‘lack of enforcement is severely undermining our investment and our work.’The Waste Management company explains that they are angry that the despite their efforts to install their iBins and to empty these once they are notified, the authorities have been lacklustre in enforcing the law.They add that the government’s response has been instead to send out what they refer to as the ‘troops’ to address the problem in St Paul’s Bay reactively, rather than proactively.‘This is having an adverse result as many now believe that leaving litter in the streets is helping Government make ‘nice statements’ about how many tonnes of waste are being collected to keep Malta clean.’Going further, Greenpak stressed that this lack of enforcement has even extended to the authorities not acting on clear violations caught on tape.The company says they are prepared to install CCTV at all of its iBin sites but due to a ‘lack of enforcement by the authorities on footage that has been forwarded to them for a number of months, is making Greenpak doubt the wisdom of such an investment.’On a more positive note, Greenpak says that the they have seen a 40% average increase in the use of their iBins.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Kenyan internet subscriptions increase by 75 in one year

first_imgAdvertisement Internet subscriptions in Kenya grew by 11.5 per cent in the last quarter, according to the latest statistics from the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), with subscription numbers having risen 75 per cent since the same period last year.Subscriptions increased to 9.4 million from 8.5 million in the previous quarter.The country’s internet penetration increased to 41.1 per cent from the previous rate of 36.8 per cent, with the number of internet users estimated at 16.2 million, up from 14.5 million in the previous quarter.“However, the number of broadband subscribers declined to 1,002,701 from 1,006,071 posted during the previous period mainly due to a reduction in the number of fixed terrestrial broadband subscribers,” the report said. – Advertisement – The internet data market growth is attributed to international internet connectivity. The report says international internet used bandwidth rose to 328,641 Mbps from the previous figure of 278,329 Mbps, registering an increase of 18.1 per cent.Local mobile traffic registered a 4.9 per cent growth, with 7.3 billion minutes of talk time recorded.Mobile data seemed to be on a strong growth path, contributing to 99 per cent of the total internet data subscriptions in the country, the report said.Credit: HumanIPOlast_img read more

WordPress Blocked In Pakistan

first_imgAdvertisement According to multiple local outlets, WordPress blogs are currently not accessible in Pakistan and pointing the blockage at the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). TechCrunch has not been able to confirm that yet. As it stands right now, WordPress.com and blogs hosted by WordPress cannot be reached. Self-hosted WordPress blogs still work.The error above is currently displayed when attempting to access a WordPress site in Pakistan. The Pakistan government has a history of temporarily blocking websites including Facebook, Flickr, IMDb, Twitter and Wikipedia. Other times, the government reportedly stated a ban will be temporary, but as is the case with YouTube, the ban is ongoing. The government states these sites, and many others, host content that it sees as blasphemous and inflammatory. – Advertisement – Several local news outlets cite sources in the PTA that state the ban will be temporary and could be lifted within several days. TechCrunch has reached out to several companies including WordPress for more information.Credits: Techcrunchlast_img read more

iPod pulled from Apple homepage following launch of Apple Music

first_imgAdvertisement Apple has been shuffling its website around during its annual WWDC developer conference and has officially removed the iPod tab, which has been a staple at the top of the site for over 13 years.Does this mean Apple is gearing up to pull the plug on the beloved iPod once and for all? It could. We haven’t seen a new iPod since 2012, and the classic wheel-based pod that started it all was officially killed last year. Rumors say we may see an update to the iPod this year, but so far that’s just speculation.The iPod page is still on the site, but it’s tucked away deep under the new Apple Music tab, Apple’s new music streaming service introduced Monday. – Advertisement – That could partly be because after the launch of the streaming service Apple Music, Apple’s focus is now on sending music over the internet rather than storing it on the iPod personal media players. Only the iPod Touch can connect to the internet at all, and it must do that using wifi so can’t do it away from known home and business networks.last_img read more

Jaguza Tech Collects 27k in Grant Prize

first_imgA Jaguza tags being place on the cow’s ear to help monitor its health. File Photo/Jaguza Advertisement In a span of one week, AgriTech startup; Jaguza Tech has managed to collect — [to be exact] USD$27,566.08 (UGX102,000,000) in grant prize. To break down the startup managed to secure UGX100M (USD$27,025.57) from the NIISP and UGX2M (USD$540.51) from the recent ended Africa Blockchain pitch competition.NIISP is a government funded program that aims at creating a sustainable ecosystem for ICT innovations and support ICT innovators and developers at large in Uganda. The program in its second year of running saw 665 startups signing up for the fund. However, only 60 startups were selected to receive the grant.Out of the 60 startups, 11 of them were AgriTech startups, including Jaguza who bagged UGX100 million (USD$27,123.06). It were Jaguza, Akellobanker, and Patasente in the agriculture category who received the most [UGX100M). – Advertisement – In the Africa Blockchain pitch competition, the Jaguza emerged as second runners-up receiving a grant prize of USD$2,000 (UGX7,373,800). The overall winner and the first runners-up; Innovex and Pesa Base respectively. With Innovex receiving USD$5,000 and Pesa Base receiving USD$3,000.Jaguza Tech Founder; Ronald Katamba holds a dummy $2,000 cheque won in the Africa Blockchain pitch competition. Photo by/ Olupot Nathan ErnestThe pitch competition was held for innovators with a passion for developing sustainable digital solutions leveraging technologies in blockchain, big data, AI, robotics & drones — to solve pressing challenges across their communities.Founded by Mr. Ronald Katamba, Jaguza Tech developed a mobile application and a drone to help farmers monitor, and manage their livestock.The Jaguza Livestock App is used to monitor the animal’s health including; the heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure and its whereabouts. The app is connected to chip that is embedded to an RFID tag attached to the cattle. The data extracted from the chip is sent to a farmers device that can either be a PC or a mobile phone. Upon receiving a notification, the farmer takes action as soon as possible.On the other hand, the drone under implementation — monitors the livestock from above. This becomes helpful to especially farmers with large herds of cattle. The drone has a chip and thermal cameras that directly communicate with the microchip on the RFID tag of the cattle — detecting the well-being of the animal.Our reporter holding what appears to be one of the Jaguza drones. They are equipped with thermal cameras. File Photo/JaguzaJaguza is leveraging the use of Internet of Things (IoT) to play a role in improving and modernizing the agriculture sector in Uganda.Jaguza is currently operating in Uganda, Mozambique Namibia and Fiji. Plans to expand to other countries in the next few years. In Uganda, the technology is being used in Entebbe, Kayunga, Pallisa and Nakifuma districts. Jaguza plans to expand to Western areas of Uganda, starting with Mbarara.“We’re now moving to western districts and our first district will be Mbarara soon next month,” said Katamba when contacted by our reporter.Notably, Jaguza emerged as semi-finalists in the 2019 AgriHack Pitch competition. The annual competition is an initiative by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation that supports entrepreneurs in ICTs for agriculture through capacity building and funding to accelerate youth employment and agricultural transformation.Jaguza for their innovation, were selected along with other 9 startups from Uganda. In a total, there were 104 AgriTech startups selected for this competition for a chance of winning Up to €15,000 (approx. UGX62.2 million) in grant.last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday

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first_imgShare1Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsNEWS RELEASEB.J. Almond713-348-6770balmond@rice.edu Marie Lynn Miranda named provost of Rice University University of Michigan dean specializes in research on health and environment HOUSTON — (March 11, 2015) – Marie Lynn Miranda, an acclaimed researcher and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, has been named provost of Rice University.“I am thrilled that Marie Lynn Miranda will be joining Rice University as its provost,” President David Leebron said. “Her accomplishments as a researcher and academic leader stand out and touch many aspects of Rice’s vision and ambition, including engagement with medical institutions, energy and the environment, and the importance of data science. Few people exhibit the breadth of intellectual engagement and experience that Marie Lynn does. She will be an outstanding partner as we continue to shape Rice’s vision for our second century.”Miranda specializes in research on environmental health, especially how the environment shapes health and well-being among children. She is a leader in the evolving field of geospatial health informatics and has studied, for example, the impact of racial residential segregation on health. She is the founding director of the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, a research, education and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all people can prosper. The initiative’s peer-reviewed research has been cited extensively, including in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s integrated science assessment on revisions to the national ambient air quality standard for lead.Miranda’s outreach efforts include direct engagement in communities affected by environmental exposures. Her work has garnered more than $43 million in sponsored research as a principal or co-principal investigator, plus an additional $14 million as investigator. This research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization and multiple foundation sponsors.The Children’s Environmental Health Initiative is currently headquartered at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, where Miranda has served as the dean and professor since 2012. She also holds a position as professor of pediatrics and of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan’s School of Medicine. At Rice, her primary appointment will be in the Department of Statistics.Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Miranda served for 21 years on the faculty at Duke University, where she was initially in the Department of Public Policy. With her increasing interests in environmental health, she became a professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Department of Pediatrics and a faculty member in the Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program and the Duke Global Health Institute.Miranda said she was excited by the possibilities for interdisciplinary research and learning at Rice. “Even in the information age, with the ensuing democratization of knowledge, colleges and universities hold the greatest potential for helping students to bridge the chasm between knowledge and wisdom, especially so in the residential college setting,” Miranda said. “In both the curriculum and the co-curriculum, we have the opportunity to help students explore how different cultural perspectives shape community dynamics, how poetry and art can help child refugees heal, how engineers and designers must come together to find solutions that will be embraced by the public, how teams of thinkers can do extraordinary things like discover buckminsterfullerene.”Miranda also has a strong record of international engagement. She has worked in Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Honduras and Sweden. At Michigan, she is working to build partnerships in China, India, Brazil, Mexico and both East and West Africa. She maintains an active research program in East Africa and is involved in a multi-university initiative focused on strategies to combat malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.Miranda currently serves on the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the NIH.Former colleagues from Duke and Michigan were effusive in their praise.“Marie Lynn Miranda is a natural leader, an accomplished scholar and teacher, a person of vision equipped with strong academic values,” said Philip Hanlon, president of Dartmouth and former provost of the University of Michigan. “She is an outstanding dean for the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Michigan, and I am confident that she will excel as provost at Rice.”“A brilliant academic in her own right, having pioneered the field of children’s environmental health, Marie Lynn Miranda brings a world of energy and enthusiasm to every aspect of higher education,” said Duke President Richard Brodhead. “Her Duke colleagues are delighted for her, and for Rice.”Miranda grew up in Detroit. The child of immigrants, Miranda has particular insights into the changing demographics that are shaping U.S. higher education. “Growing up brown in a black neighborhood in Detroit and later doing research almost exclusively in disadvantaged and minority communities kept me attuned to issues of inclusiveness,” she said. Shaped by parents committed to education as the mechanism for opportunity, Miranda said, “The fact that I now have the privilege of serving as the next provost of Rice University bears witness to the power of education to transform lives.”   A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke, she earned her A.B. in both mathematics and economics. Although she worked for Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski as an undergraduate, her favorite sport is baseball – and she has already seen the Rice Owls play in Reckling Park. A Truman Scholar and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, Miranda has a Ph.D. and an M.A., both in economics, from Harvard. Miranda is married to Christopher Geron and has three children, Thompson, Mariel and Viviana.Miranda’s appointment as the Howard R. Hughes Provost becomes effective July 1.Leebron expressed gratitude to current provost George McLendon for his five years of leadership in that role and also to the search committee for his successor, which was co-chaired by Associate Professor of Sociology Rachel Kimbro, deputy speaker of the Faculty Senate.# # #A high-resolution IMAGE is available for download at:http://news.rice.edu/files/2015/03/MirandaMarieLynn014.jpgCAPTION: Marie Lynn MirandaCREDIT: University of MichiganLocated 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 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 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,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU. AddThis Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.center_img Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005last_img read more

Washington DC InternationalGlobal Business MBA Programs

first_imgWashington DC International/Global Business MBA Programs RelatedBest Consulting MBA Programs in DCMBAs love consulting. No matter how much things change, things stay the same. While Google, Facebook and Amazon might be the technology companies most often grabbing the headlines, for MBA grads, they’re still not the top destination for work. Instead, you’ll still find more MBAs at McKinsey, Boston Consulting and…October 24, 2016In “Advice”The Global MBA Experience at London Business SchoolOne of the primary social impacts of increasing globalism is the sense that world feels like it’s shrinking. But for business, that means there are opportunities for expansion unlike ever before. As it has become easier than ever to communicate and work together across vast distances, so too has it…February 1, 2017In “Advice”5 Best Finance MBAs LondonLondon’s economy is built upon finance. In fact, the city is considered the world’s leading financial centeer. It’s the largest financial exporter in the world, and the city is home to exchanges, banks, brokers, investment managers, pension funds, hedge funds, insurance companies and more crucial financial positions. It’s also an…November 28, 2016In “Advice” Last Updated Apr 17, 2017 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo center_img There’s no doubt that the world has grown smaller as it’s become increasingly easier to connect and travel across vast distances. And that shrinking of the world stage has been nowhere more evident than in business. Today, it’s nearly impossible to imagine working in an industry that doesn’t have global implications. And that’s why many business schools have stepped up to the plate to start offering global business MBA programs.About International/Global Business MBA ProgramsSo what actually makes a Global Business MBA truly global? It’s all about the emphasis of the curriculum.Global MBA programs know that their students are going to be dealing with different language, culture, traditions, government and legal structures throughout the course of their career. That’s why these MBA programs focus on helping their students gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities present in international markets and how to make the most of them. Global MBA programs give their students an edge in the international business world by offering course material, employment and recruitment opportunities on the world stage. These programs also typically have a very diverse class profile, welcoming approximately 50 percent international students from a variety of countries and nationalities.The key to the Global MBA is the fact that most classroom work and discussions aren’t just focused on a single country but on different regions and countries around the world. There’s also typically an opportunity for MBA students in a global program to participate in an international trip to gain exposure to global business practices on the ground.Washington DC International/Global Business MBA ProgramsSo, now that you know what a Global MBA consists of, where should you go to school in D.C. for that type of education? While most MBA programs will claim they offer a global emphasis, there are only a few programs in the Washington D.C. area that can actually claim to be internationally focused.George Washington University School of BusinessThe Global MBA Program at George Washington University is a truly international experience. Out of a class of 97 students, 47 percent are of international origin. And as for the curriculum, the entire two years are focused on helping MBA students gain a wider perspective of business.During the first year, Global MBA students will spend most of their time focused on building their traditional business skills with an emphasis on global leadership, ethics, sustainability and corporate and social responsibility. Then, toward the end of their first year, students will participate in their first hands-on experience doing business abroad.The Consulting Abroad Project (CAP) is a nine-week project that asks students to take part in a real-life consulting engagement for a global firm. The first seven weeks are spent in D.C., and then the last two weeks are spent in the company’s home country. During the second year of the Global MBA program, students spend most of their time focused on completing their elective courses and developing their concentration.The World Executive MBA is the second internationally focused MBA program at George Washington University. This program is 16-months long and designed to provide students with the in-depth knowledge and resources they need to drive global economics, innovation, and policy. It’s a unique program focused on national security, shaping global business and cybersecurity. For the program, students complete two international residencies.McDonough School of Business – Georgetown UniversityThe Global Executive MBA at McDonough is an international program that combines three international universities and four graduate schools across four continents. Students in the program complete six challenging international modules across the 14 months of the program—each module lasts 12 days.The modules take place in international cities around the world including Barcelona, Panama City, Bangalore, Beijing and New York. Each module uses a blended learning methodology, which leverages the expertise of the faculty and course content as well as the skills, knowledge, and background of each unique student. As part of this, students will also participate in a Consulting Project where they’ll work in teams to consult with companies operating in the Indian/Chinese market.As for the class profile of the Global Executive MBA program, it represents its international focus. Students speak over 28 languages, and they’re spread out across 20 countries. To garner this diverse range of MBA students, the GEMBA program holds interview days in Europe and Latin America.Robert H. Smith School of Business – University of MarylandAt the Robert H. Smith School, they don’t specifically offer a Global MBA program. However, their Executive MBA program has a significant global studies component. This is a voluntary experience that allows EMBA students to experience business abroad while earning academic credits. Students spend approximately ten days visiting multi-national organizations in countries such as China, India, France, Chile, Brazil and more. regions: Washington, DClast_img read more

first_imgTraders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on July 19, 2017. (Reuters/Brendan McDermid) US Wall Street Opens Higher as Data Lowers Rate Hike View By Reuters August 31, 2017 Updated: August 31, 2017 Share Wall Street opened higher on Thursday after tepid inflation data raised expectations that Federal Reserve will hold off from increasing interest rates again this year.The core personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index—the Fed’s preferred inflation measure—increased 1.4 percent in the 12 months through July, its smallest year-on-year increase since December 2015.Core PCE has undershot the U.S. central bank’s 2 percent target for the past five years.Consumer spending increased 0.3 percent last month, below the 0.4 percent rise expected by economists.Chances of a rate hike in December have fallen to about 36 percent, from 43 percent a month ago, according to CME Group’s FedWatch tool.Labor Department data showed the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week. The weekly data precedes the more comprehensive monthly jobs report on Friday, which will help investors gauge the strength of the labor market as they look for clues on the Fed’s next move on rates.“We do anticipate the overall market reaction to remain reticent ahead of the jobs data due tomorrow,” said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Think Markets UK.At 9:33 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 49.47 points, or 0.23 percent, at 21,941.9, the S&P 500 was up 6.72 points, or 0.27 percent, at 2,464.31.The Nasdaq Composite was up 21.32 points, or 0.33 percent, at 6,389.63.All 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with the health index’s 0.55 percent rise leading the advancers.UnitedHealth’s 0.7 percent gain provided the biggest boost to the Dow, while Amazon helped boost the Nasdaq and the S&P.U.S. crude prices are on track to post the steepest monthly losses in more than a year as concerns spread over falling demand after Harvey knocked out almost a quarter of U.S. refineries.President Donald Trump participates in a tax reform kickoff event at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 30, 2017. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) President Donald Trump participates in a tax reform kickoff event at the Loren Cook Company in Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 30, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)Investors are also worried about escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea after President Donald Trump dismissed any diplomatic negotiations in a tweet on Wednesday, a day after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile.Among stocks, Dollar General fell 5.6 percent after reporting a slide in second-quarter margins.Campbell Soup was down 4.8 percent after the company warned that sales for fiscal 2018 could fall. Rival General Mills was down 1.77 percent.Shoe Carnival surged 24 percent after the footwear retailer’s revenue and profit beat estimates.Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by 1,950 to 543. On the Nasdaq, 1,555 issues rose and 628 fell. center_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article Show Discussionlast_img read more

first_imgHouses are seen submerged in flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Northwest Houston, Texas, U.S. August 30, 2017. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) Homeland Security: 100,000 Homes Affected by Hurricane Harvey By NTD Television September 1, 2017 Updated: September 1, 2017 US Share this article Sharecenter_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Hurricane Harvey has affected approximately 100,000 homes, according to Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert.The White House will be asking Congress for emergency funds to fix or rebuild the homes of those affected by the disaster, Bossert said, according to BBC.The vast majority of the people hit hardest by the hurricane do not have flood insurance, the Washington Post reported. About 80 percent of the people were not insured for floods when the storm struck, spelling financial disaster for many.People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey  in Houston, Tex., on Aug. 28, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Tex., on Aug. 28, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)The hurricane, which was later downgraded to a tropical storm, took the lives of at least 39 people after it made landfall last Saturday.President Donald Trump pledged $1 million of his own money to the relief efforts, and donations are pouring in from citizens and celebrities all over the country. The storm has displaced more than 1 million people, with 45 feared dead from flooding that paralyzed Houston, swelled river levels to record highs and knocked out the drinking water supply in Beaumont, Texas, a city of about 120,000 people.A fire burns at the flooded plant of French chemical maker Arkema SA in Crosby, Texas, U.S. August 31, 2017. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) A fire burns at the flooded plant of French chemical maker Arkema SA in Crosby, Texas, U.S. August 31, 2017. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)Chemical maker Arkema SA said that a fire started on Thursday in a truck storing chemicals at a flooded plant 25 miles east of Houston had burned itself out by Friday, but that more blasts were likely in eight other trucks storing the same chemicals in the coming days. Police were enforcing a 1.5-mile exclusion zone around the Crosby, Texas, facility.With three months remaining in the official Atlantic hurricane season, a new storm, Irma, has strengthened into a Category 3 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, on Friday. It remained hundreds of miles from land but was forecast to possibly hit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and neighboring Haiti by the middle of next week.Harvey shut down about a quarter of U.S. refinery capacity, much of which is clustered along the Gulf Coast, and caused gasoline prices to spike to a two-year high ahead of the long Labor Day holiday weekend.A gas station submerged under flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey is seen in Rose City, Texas, U.S., on August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman A gas station submerged under flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey is seen in Rose City, Texas, U.S., on August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan BachmanWith the presence of waterborne contaminants a growing concern, the National Weather Service issued flood watches from Arkansas into Ohio on Friday as the remnants of the storm made their way through the U.S. heartland.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Twitter on Friday called for voluntary evacuations of flooded homes in the city’s northwestern Gessner neighborhood. He said he would consider a mandatory evacuation order if not enough people left the area.Reuters contributed to this report.From NTD.tv Show Discussionlast_img read more

first_img A former top official in the Obama administration came under fire on Thursday after sending a Tweet about the death of top Republican officials.The inflammatory Tweet by Ben Rhodes, who was former President Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser, quickly drew a response from Representative Steve Scalise (R-La.) who was shot in June.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this article You may want to reconsider your rhetoric. https://t.co/VQVWej6n00— Rep. Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) December 21, 2017 “You may want to reconsider your rhetoric,” Scalise wrote in response to Rhodes’s controversial Tweet in which he had talked about “the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence.”The comment by Rhodes came after Republicans in the House and Senate passed a sweeping tax reform bill.The shooting of Scalise in June by Illinois man James Hodgkinson underscores the potential, real-life dangers of political rhetoric. While Hodgkinson’s motive for the shooting is not known, he was passionate about politics. He had worked on Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign and had joined several protests against President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., before he used an assault-style rifle to attack a group of Republican lawmakers. Police and investigators gather at an intersection near the scene where shots were fired during a congressional baseball practice, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14, 2017. (Reuters/Mike Theiler)Liberal comedian and former CNN contributor Kathy Griffin sparked controversy in May after she did a photo-shoot holding a fake bloody severed head of Trump. Griffin initially apologized for her controversial actions, but later took the apology back.Griffin was investigated by the Secret Service over the move.Since last year’s elections there have been numerous violent threats against the president on social media.Popstar Madonna said at the Women’s March protest in Washington in January that she had “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.” While she said later her comments had been taken out of context, the violent rhetoric might inspire someone to actually commit an act of violence. Follow Jasper on Twitter: @JasperFakkert US News Top Obama Aide Jokes About Death of Top Republicans By Jasper Fakkert December 21, 2017 Updated: December 21, 2017 Share Show Discussion And alongside the obits for Ryan, McConnell, and Pence https://t.co/fOrm1JZwpu— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 21, 2017 Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security adviser to President Barack Obama. (Screenshot via Youtube) last_img read more

first_img US News Texas Teenager Nearly Killed After Saving Two Small Children From Horrific Car Crash By Zachary Stieber March 20, 2018 Updated: March 20, 2018 Share this article Share (GoFundMe) A Texas teenager was severely injured after saving two small children from a car crash.Timmy Ennis, 19, was rushed to the Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Lake Jackson Medical Center, where he’s being treated.He was nearly killed and is fighting for his life.Eyewitnesses told ABC 13 that Ennis was riding in his best friend’s car with his best friend and the friend’s girlfriend.Ennis was in the backseat along with the girlfriend’s daughter Zariah, 2, and her 3-month-old son Marcus.The group ran out of gas and pulled onto the shoulder. Just then, they saw a pickup truck about to slam into their Impala.In the split second before the crash, Ennis tried to shield the children.“He really saved our daughter’s life. They’re best friends. That’s like her second father,” said Ally Flores. “Zariah was underneath Timothy. He pushed her down so she wouldn’t get the impact of the car. He basically saved both of my kids’ life. Like Timmy’s side was barely hit, Timothy moved over so the impact wouldn’t hit my kids.”Family members said Ennis suffered broken bones, brain swelling, and a punctured lung.A family friend created a GoFundMe account to raise funds for medical care.“Tim saved the life of a 2-year-old little girl. As the impact of the two vehicles occurred, Tim cradled the little girl in his arms and as the vehicle flipped multiple times, he held her tight. The little girl survived the horrific accident without a scratch, bruise or anything. She is alive and healthy,” wrote Lupa Santana.“In his unselfish act and quick thinking, he saved the little girl, however, his body took all the impact and now he is fighting for his life.”She added, “Please, first and foremost, we ask each of you to pray without ceasing. Then, if you can, donate any amount financially to offset the medical bills that this family will endure as Timmy continues to fight for his life … Thank you for the support and may God bless you and keep your family safe.”Another friend said on Facebook that she is selling t-shirts with the caption “Not all heroes wear capes” and “#TimmyStrong.”All proceeds will go to the family, said Clarissa Petteway.From NTD.tvcenter_img Recommended Video: Brothers Step in When They See Man Harassing Two Teen Girls on New York Subway  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber Show Discussionlast_img read more