When Ben Rowlings lines up on the startline in Ri

first_imgWhen Ben Rowlings lines up on the start-line in Rio, he will know that he could not have done anything more to prepare himself for his bid to win a medal.The wheelchair racer, who is taking part in his first Paralympic Games at the age of 20 – only five years after being spotted at a British Athletics talent identification day – describes himself as stubborn, single-minded and “quite selfish”.“I think a lot of athletes have to be quite selfish, and just kind of look after themselves and make sure nothing impacts on their training or the bubble that they are in,” he says.“But I’m hard-working and I make sure that I put the hours in in training, and the results are showing on the track.”He has been doing “long, hard sessions” in the gym, two or three times a day, six days a week, and believes there are “very few” of his competitors who will have been able to match that.But he has also benefited from the peer support he has received as part of the training group set up by ParalympicsGB team-mate Mel Nicholls and her coach, which is based at their athletics club, Coventry Godiva Harriers.A mixture of disabled children, professional athletes – including fellow Paralympian Kare Adenegan – and enthusiastic amateurs come together in the group.Nicholls has previously told Disability News Service (DNS) that Paralympic athletes train within the group alongside everyone else. “It’s a social thing, it’s a confidence thing, a health thing and a competitive thing as well,” she said.Rowlings told DNS this week: “We have got people aged six or seven up to guys that are mid-to-late 40s.“It’s good to have a varied group of people because if you’re having a bad day in training, one of the little kids will make you laugh… it just kind of takes your mind off the serious side of training a little bit, [and allows you to] enjoy it and take it for what it is.”The importance of support for Paralympic athletes – a long way from the Channel 4-inspired “superhuman” image – is one he is only too willing to accept.He says: “I’ve got the easy job. I have to go round in circles, I get the fun bit of it, but without the support of coaches, sponsors, family, friends; without those people behind me I wouldn’t be anywhere close to where I am today.“I wouldn’t have gone to the world championships, I wouldn’t have medalled at European championships. Without them, I wouldn’t be anywhere.“I’m very fortunate that I’ve got a good support network around me.”It’s not only the support of the higher-profile organisations – sponsors BT and Top End, which makes his wheelchairs, and his National Lottery funding – which has been “fundamental” to his success, but smaller organisations, such as The Wrekin Housing Trust, that he says has helped with £100 towards his costs.“A hundred quid is a set of tyres or it’s a set of gloves or it’s a week training in Loughborough with a really good group [of other athletes].”Rowlings is competing in Rio in the T34 100 metres and 800 metres, but it is in the two-lap event that he has the strongest chance of medalling.Ranked in the top four or five in the world at 800 metres, and holder of the British record at 100, 200, 400 and 800 metres, he believes he has a genuine chance of a medal.“I’m in really good shape, the best shape of my life. Everything has been going really well since I found out about selection. “It’ll be a close race, there are four or five guys that will be really competitive going into it, so it will be a good race to be part of.”Although he is competing first in the 100 metres – where he is ranked in the world’s top eight – he is treating that “as a kind of warm-up for the 800”.Ideally, he would be racing in a 400 metres as well but there is only a 100 metres and 800 metres in his impairment category in Rio.“I prefer 400 to 800 just because there’s less to think about,” he says, “you just go as hard as you can for one lap and whoever’s the quickest will get it.“With the 800 you have to think a little bit more. You have to react so quickly if there’s a break off the front, you have to cover it immediately.“If there’s a guy coming off the back you have to make sure you’re in the right position to follow him.”He has known there will be no 400 metres in Rio for the last couple of years, so he’s been able to work on his strategy for the longer race.“It’s something I’ve been able to plan for,” he says. “I know how to race in every single scenario that could possibly come up in Rio, so I’m going to make sure I’m in the best position when that bell goes for the final lap.”Despite his strong chance of a medal, his target is just to reach the final of the two events.“I think once I’m in the final anything could happen,” he says. “Guys could false start, it could be raining, the race could just pan out perfectly for me, or it could pan out horribly.“I know I’m working harder than most of the other guys on the start line, I know I’m in the best shape possible, I know I’ve [taken care of] every little detail I could possibly do going into Rio.”Like many of the ParalympicsGB team, he is careful in his responses to some of the more controversial questions put to him by DNS.On the International Paralympic Committee’s failure to store urine and blood samples from medallists at the Beijing and London Paralympics, so they can be retested in the future, he says: “I have no idea. My job is to go round in circles.“I know I get drug tested, I know that UK Anti-Doping have been really hot on making sure that everyone at Paralympic standard is a clean athlete and I know I’m 100 per cent clean.“As far as what the IPC does with their samples, I have no idea.”On the low number of Paralympic tickets sold by the Brazilian organisers – just 12 per cent, when we spoke at the start of this week – he says that he sees that as an opportunity “to open it up to schools and get a fresh audience in”.He adds: “It’s a Paralympic Games, the biggest competition a lot of us athletes will ever race at, and I think it will be a real step forward for the Paralympic movement if we can get schools and younger spectators [to attend] and show this is what Paralympic sport is, just [as] they did in London.”But he does speak out on one highly controversial topic, the government’s reassessment of working-age disabled people claiming disability living allowance (DLA) for the new personal independence payment.He has been told he will be reassessed next year, and it is something that concerns him, particularly as he uses his DLA mobility support to lease a Motability vehicle.He says: “It is something that’s on my mind because without the access to having my Motability car… I wouldn’t be able to get to any of the training that I do.“I need my car, I need the support to get me around to places, and training and work, because racing is my job, and without the support of the Motability [car] and the DLA, I wouldn’t be able to get to training.”And he says he knows fellow Paralympians have already had their Motability vehicles taken away after being reassessed for PIP.Putting such controversies aside, what he looks forward to most of all in Rio is the racing.“I worked my backside off for four years,” he says. “I’m going to make sure I race it well, being able to show myself on a world stage.“It’s a 400 metre track that I have to go around twice, and I’ve raced the guys all year round, I know them inside and out, I’ve done everything I can in training to make sure I’m ready for that race at Rio, and I’m just going to smash it.”last_img read more

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Community to SF Police Get to Know Us Better

first_img“Everybody knows each other…organizations work together,” said Jasmine Muray-Thomas.According to many at the meeting, the Mission has several people and organizations, including nonprofits, capable of addressing or already solving issues like the ones raised at Wednesday’s meeting.“We have those models in place,” said one attendee, who did not feel safe having her name reported for fear of law enforcement retaliation. “We don’t need to reinvent the wheel.” Many proposed solutions involved the police and community members having what Murray-Thomas called “normal human interactions.” “You’re throwing dirty looks at us and you don’t even know us,” said Murray-Thomas on behalf of her table, saying that many police officers are new to San Francisco and don’t identify with the people they serve.A similar lack of interaction between city officials and community members featured in discussion of problems and solutions. The meeting called for local politicians to interact directly with the community and to be open to community feedback.A facilitator at the meeting speaks to attendees. Photo by Aria Killough-Miller“They’re having all these meetings that nobody’s aware of,” said Murray-Thomas, resulting in decisions contradictory to San Franciscans’ desires. Training on culture and implicit bias was also a popular solution. “Make sure they’re tested on it, to make sure they take it seriously,” said Jess Rodriguez Williams of Transitional Aged Youth of San Francisco, Larkin Street Youth Advisory Board, and Young Women’s Freedom Center in a summary of one table’s discussion.A police officer in attendance, speaking for his table, recommended psychological evaluation for bias as well as cultural awareness and training at all levels of the justice system.According to the Burns report, “While Black adults represent 6% of the adult population, they represent 40% of people arrested, 44% of people booked in County Jail, and 40% of people convicted…Black adults are 7.1 times as likely as White adults to be arrested, 11 times as likely to be booked into County Jail, and 10.3 times as likely to be convicted of a crime in San Francisco.”The report also points to insufficient or inaccurate data, particularly in the classification of many Latinos as white. This means that the disparity between whites and blacks is even greater than the report indicates, and that discrimination against Latinos may often go undocumented.With gentrification, said the anonymous attendeee, “people call police for every little thing” because they don’t understand the district’s youth and culture. “There’s plenty of nonprofits and organizations that could train these police officers,” she said.Some had the opposite concern – they said community members do not reach out to police when they are in danger. Murray-Thomas urged people to report unjust harassment by police. “The more reports that go in, the more that something will be done,” she said. The reluctance to call police stems from fear, said some at the meeting.“You call the police, you don’t know how they’re gonna respond,” said the anonymous attendee.“How do you turn to somebody you don’t trust?” said Joseph Calderon, a community health worker for the Transitions Clinic Network. “That… grows into a forest of issues,” added Freda Glenn, a child support services worker with the city. She noted Calderon’s personal story of facing police harassment in adolescence, saying that people like Calderon will pass mistrust of police on to their own children.The impact of ethnic discrimination on youth featured in the conversation. “We see the effect that it has on black and brown communities,” said Amika Sergejev of the Young Women’s Freedom Center. She also pointed out the effects of a local gang injunction made permanent in 2008, saying it resulted in “removing youth from the community.”Others spoke of the impact that incarceration has on spouses and loved ones.“When one person does time, the family does time,” said Marlene Sanchez, the associate director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice and a meeting facilitator.District 9 supervisorial candidate Edwin Lindo took a broader view: He wanted to know “why we have the criminal justice system in the first place.” “You have prisoners that are essentially free labor,” he said. Although he conceded that this issue belonged to a larger conversation, he proposed that forcing businesses to pay minimum wage would lower incarceration rates.“I feel the meeting went well,” said Jess Rodriguez Williams, who wished that more community members had attended but seemed pleased to see many people from different causes unite. She left curious how the actions proposed would be implemented in a comprehensive way and hoping for more of these meetings.Two additional meetings are scheduled in the Tenderloin and the Western Addition, though specific details are not immediately available. 0% Neighborhood organizers stood in a circle with police officers and city workers Wednesday night as sage smoke wafted through the auditorium of the Women’s Building. They performed a ritual honoring the four directions, set some ground rules for discussion, then moved on to discuss a pressing issue: how to address neighborhood-specific problems with San Francisco’s justice system, as laid out by a report from the Burns Institute. The report, released in June 2015, revealed disproportional representation of black adults at all levels of the city’s justice system. On Wednesday, many suggested that the answer might lie in improving relations between police officers and citizens.In eight small groups, Mission residents, organizers, officers and city workers brainstormed the impact of ethnic and racial disparities in the justice system and how the neighborhood might address it. Several strengths and actions, as well as several current problems, arose during discussions at each table. While “community” was the most frequently cited strength, many called for training at all levels of the criminal justice system, particularly for police. center_img Tags: gangs • SFPD Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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JONNY Lomax has been speaking about his unbelievab

first_imgJONNY Lomax has been speaking about his unbelievable year – but remains grounded as to what the future may hold.The 20-year-old has made 23 appearances this season after beginning the campaign as a utility player.Now, he’s secured the iconic scrum half position but is under no illusion that it’s his for keeps.“I’m massively enjoying it this year,” he said. “At the beginning of the year I was seen as a utility player. Then I got a chance to play against Leeds and hopefully I took it. Royce has kept faith in me in that position and I am grateful.“When I was amateur, I played at half or full back – but in pivotal positions. I am pretty happy where I am at the minute and I will do as much as I can to stay there.“I didn’t get the chance to play there last season and I think it was because I struggled with communication – telling Jammer to go here and there for example – it was tough. They told me I needed to talk and they would back me; the lads had confidence in me and I had to back myself.“So when I got the chance this season I started calling the plays and they went with me like they said they would. I am grateful they did as it has given me the confidence I needed to grow in the role.“Off the field I am quiet – that’s why I enjoy the role so much because I can get away with it! Jammer told me that it was the only thing holding me back and Leon said the same too. So I took their advice.“I get a lot of good feedback from them – and most of it is banter! They say ‘the old Jonny wouldn’t do this’ but I give as good as I get.”He continued: “Playing with Lee [Gaskell] has been good too, but I don’t know if it is strange or not. We played amateur against each other, together in town teams and scholarship, the academy and at under 21s.“When we got put together we sat down and thought ‘we know how it is, let’s carry on, it’s just a bigger team and bigger stadium… we should try do our own thing’.“We work well as we have a lot of respect for each other. We are grateful that Royce give us the chance to play together and showed a lot of faith in us too.“But we know we both have to improve.”Jonny’s remarkable year was capped when he was called up to the ETS after being named in the England Knights side.“It was huge for me. At the beginning of the year I was seen as a utility and if someone would’ve said I would be playing scrum half for St Helens and part of the ETS too… I would have told them where to go!“I thought I would play about 16-ish games because I did that last year. At the start of the season Royce had me at left centre and I missed pre-season so I felt I was playing catch up. From there to where I am at the minute has well over exceeded expectations.“But I just out my head down and do my job really – I don’t think about the future.“I think week to week and don’t think ahead. It’s whoever we play this week and then I move on to the next week. People talking about me making my debut for England… well, it’s overwhelming really.”last_img read more

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A SCINTILLATING first half display from the Saints

first_imgA SCINTILLATING first half display from the Saints saw them complete an emphatic double over the Giants – emerging 54-6 winners writes Graham Henthorne.Tormentor in chief was standoff Lee Gaskell who was at his imperious best until withdrawn 55 minutes into the contest to go on First Team standby duty. By then he’d amassed 18 points which would have been 22 had he grounded the ball correctly in the second minutes to open the Saints account.As it was that honour was left to Adam Swift who went over in the left corner after a run-around between Nathan Ashe and Danny Yates had put him clear.Ashe then scored himself taking Scott Hale’s inside ball to stride over after Shaun Magennis’ sublime shirt ball had put the big second rower through.Danny Yates’ kicking game was pinning the Giants into their own end. From such a kick the Saints got a repeat set which allowed Yates to send Joe Greenwood over again from a short ball.The Saints were well ahead of the clock at this stage and remained so as Jayden Sanford scored the first of his double. A great tackle had forced the visitors to knock on in their own red zone and from the scrum Gaskell sent a fine miss pass out to the right to send the winger in.Magennis was driving the ball in hard as did sub Aaron McCloskey off the bench and the two combined to put Gaskell half through. He gave it out to Alex Trumper and the centre strolled over.The Giants were their own worst enemies as they couldn’t hold onto the ball for any length of time and from yet another knock on in front of their posts Gaskell ghosted in for the Saints sixth try.The Saints were in complete control at this point, virtually scoring at will and on the stroke of half time quick hands saw Swift in for his second. Gaskell blotted his copybook with his only missed conversion of the half to keep it at a point a minute.It’s never easy to keep concentration and put teams to the sword which is exactly as it transpired. Two missed opportunities in the first two sets of the second period saw the Saints attention slip and gave the Giants a boost.Lewis Foster scored his first at this level finishing the move that he started by jumping out of dummy half. He found debutant Adam Hesketh who took it on to the full back before feeding it back inside to Foster.The second debutant of the day Lewis Charnock, opened his account at this level strolling in at the corner after quick hands gave him the gap and the final try saw Hale put Sandford in for his brace.The more disappointing aspect was the numerous tries missed in the half and the poor tackling which allowed a rather inept Giants outfit to score.These issues will have to be addressed before the visit of the League leading Wolves next week.Best for the Saints overall on the day was Mr Perpetual motion Danny Jones who never seems to tire and is always available in both attack and defence.Match Summary:St Helens:Tries: Nathan Ashe, Lewis Charnock, Adam Swift 2, Alex Trumper, Jayden Sandford 2, Lee Gaskell, Joe Greenwood, Lewis Foster.Goals: Lee Gaskell 7.Huddersfield Giants:Tries: Ben Whitehead.Goals: Jack Miller.Half Time: 40-0 Full Time: 54-6Teams:Saints:1. Nathan Ashe; 2. Jayden Sandford, 4. Alex Trumper, 3. Adam Swift, 5.Lewis Charnock; 6. Lee Gaskell, 7. Danny Yates; 8. Anthony Walker, 9. Marcus Baines, 10. Shaun Magennis, 18. Scott Hale, 12. Joe Greenwood, 13. Danny Jones. Subs: 11. Aaron McCloskey, 14. Lewis Foster, 15. Adam Hesketh, 17. Jordan Case.Huddersfield:1. Freddie Walker; 5. Aaron Nicholson, 4. Joe Fox, 3. Perry Whiteley, 2. Jamie Love; 6. Ben Whitehead, 7. Jack Miller; 8. Joe Walker, 9. Joel Farrell, 10. Ross Peltier, 11. Dale Ferguson, 12. Matty Sarsfield, 13. Jacob Fairbank. Subs: 14. Chris Cullimore, 15. George King, 16. Nathan Mason, 17. Jack Blagborough.last_img read more

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The second rower who joined Saints in the offseas

first_imgThe second rower who joined Saints in the off-season, will link up with his former Club with whom he played for during the previous two seasons.Saints Head Coach Justin Holbrook said, “Joe needs some game-time early in the season and without a reserves competition in place, this is the best way to achieve that.Joe is very familiar with the York set-up and with them playing in the Championship in 2019, this works well for all parties.”last_img

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Crews responding to water main leak boil water advisory issued

first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — CFPUA crews responded to a leak on a water main in New Hanover County Thursday evening.Shortly before 6:30 p.m., they said there is a traffic advisory for the corner of Carolina Beach Road and Piner Road. They advise drivers to use caution.- Advertisement – CFPUA crews were making repairs to restore water service as soon as possible.A boil water advisory is in effect until further notice, involving about 100 customers. Notification will be hand delivered by CFPUA staff.last_img

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First flight of Piedmont Airlines flew from ILM 70 years ago

first_imgPiedmont logo on American Airlines airplane at ILM (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Passengers boarded a plane at Wilmington International Airport for the first flight for Piedmont Airlines 70 years ago. Even though the company is gone its memory lives on.Piedmont’s parent company, US Airways, merged with American Airlines a few years ago, but some American flights still have the Piedmont logo branded on the plane.ILM still honors Piedmont’s memory, and some workers remember what it was like working for the airline. They say a strong sense of pride comes to mind when they see the Piedmont logo.“I went to work for Piedmont in 1984 in Raleigh,” Barney Corley said. “My first airplane ride was on a Piedmont Airlines airplane. So it’s just a sense of not only… I guess it’s North Carolina pride and pride in a great company.”Corley said the memory of Piedmont will live on for years and believes it was the greatest airline of all time.last_img read more

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Couple wanted for allegedly stealing lottery tickets from Leland gas station

first_img 1 of 3 Security video shows the woman distracting the clerk while the man took the tickets.The couple was last seen leaving in what appears to be a blue in color Dodge truck with front end damage.Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ed Hutt at (910) 332-5009. Leland Police say these two people on the photos above for allegedly stealing lottery tickets. (Photo: Leland Police) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Police are searching for the couple who allegedly stole lottery tickets from a gas station in Leland.On March 8, the male suspect pictured in the images below walked into the Exxon gas station on Ploof Road and was followed by the woman shortly after entering the the store.- Advertisement – last_img

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State Science Advisory Board wants your input on GenX report

first_imgCape Fear River (Photo: Hannah Patrick/WWAY) RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — Officials with the North Carolina Science Advisory Board are working on water quality standards.A current draft is the result of extensive research and now they want public comment.- Advertisement – The finished report will provide guidance to multiple agencies on emerging compounds.The public comment period for submitting comments on the draft GenX report will run through September 28.Click here to read the report.last_img

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NHCS announces several school and class relocations following storm

first_imgTHE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AT GREGORY – to begin classes for students on Thursday, October 4. COLLEGE PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – to begin classes for students on Monday, October 8. Approximate end date for Gregory at Snipes is Friday, October 12, 2018 (last day of Intercession break for year-round schools). All students from M.C. Williams Elementary will attend Codington Elementary School located at 4321 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington. School bus (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Several New Hanover County schools and some classes are being relocated to other school sites due to the damage of some NHCS buildings caused by Hurricane Florence.Parents should contact their student’s school for specific questions and concerns. The schools/classes relocations are as follows:- Advertisement – These changes will remain in effect for College Park Elementary until further notice. Approximate end date for Williams at Codington is Friday, October 12, 2018 (last day of intersession break for year-round schools). MARY C. WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – to begin classes for students on Thursday, October 4.center_img College Park 4th and 5th grade students will attend Holly Shelter Middle School located at 3921 Roger Haynes Dr., Castle Hayne. Related Article: School districts reaching out to displaced parents and studentsCollege Park Specially Designed Academics (self-contained SDA) class to attend Castle Hayne Elementary. CASTLE HAYNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – to begin classes for students on Thursday, October 4. Castle Hayne Elementary 5th grade students will attend Holly Shelter Middle School. College Park students in grades Kindergarten – 3rd will go to Castle Hayne Elementary School located at 3925 Roger Haynes Dr., Castle Hayne. All students from Gregory will attend classes at Snipes Academy located at 2150 Chestnut Street, Wilmington.last_img read more

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Ugandan Startup Kukua Receives an Affordable Access Initiative Grant From Microsoft Corp

first_img2KUZE is a solution that enables farmers to conduct the entire transaction of selling produce, receiving payments, and capture a greater percentage of the wholesale value of their goods. (Photo Courtesy: Wikipedia) Advertisement Redmond-based software firm, Microsoft Corp. late last year in December renewed its Affordable Access Initiative (AAI) grant fund for a second year with the grant awarded to businesses whose solutions deliver internet connectivity, access to energy, and the power of the cloud to communities in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States.The fund also seeks to support, grow and scale innovative businesses that are developing technologies and business models that have the potential to help billions more people affordably get online. Areas of interest include last mile access technologies, off-grid renewable energy solutions, and alternative payment mechanisms, as well as verticals such as finance, payments, healthcare, education, and agriculture.This year’s initiative, a Ugandan based weather startup; Kukua, was last month in June named among the winners landing a partnership deal with Microsoft’s AAI. – Advertisement – Kukua a social enterprise aims to close Africa’s weather information gap, and in turn, help farmers improve their crop yields endeavors to be the primary source of accurate, hyper-local weather information across the continent.They developed a solar-powered weather station based on DAVIS sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, where they upload local weather data via SMS to the cloud every 15 minutes for collation and analyses, thereby building local weather maps at a fraction of the cost of normal weather stations.Having won the grant, they aim to use it to conduct an impact study in Uganda, and further develop its apps, products, and delivery channels with an aim of improving and better scaling its solution.Other winners named long-side KuKua were:Electric Vine Industries – Indonesia: a private microgrid developer that brings sustainable, pre-paid, and smart-metered energy access and income generation opportunities to unelectrified households throughout Southeast Asia.Sigora International – Haiti: a micro-utility energy system provider that utilizes specialized hardware, web-managed software, and simple, mobile-enabled, and pay-as-you go pre-payment solutions designed for emerging markets.Solaris Offgrid – Tanzania: a modular, pay-as-you-go, mobile payment platform that offers affordable access to energy, educational content, and connectivity to more than 1 billion people.Standard Microgrid – Zambia: a solution that aims to reinvent the African utility industry via its containerized, micro-grid in-a-box solar packages. Its containers are combined with IoT home sensors aimed at off-grid and underserved communities.SunCulture – Kenya: a solution that aims to help smallholder farmers improve their crop yields through solar-powered irrigation systems.VABB – Virginia: a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) that uses fixed wireless technology in both the unlicensed and licensed frequency ranges to provide high-speed Internet to both unserved and underserved rural communities within Central and Eastern Virginia.TEAM PicoSoft – Nepal: a solution that aims to provide affordable, high-speed Internet services in rural Nepal, where difficult geography makes it exceedingly challenging to deliver broadband through traditional means.VisionNet – Democratic Republic of the Congo: a solution that provides Internet access to rural University students in the DRC, where only 3 million out of 79 million people have access to the Internet.WrightGrid – Democratic Republic of the Congo: a solution that provides connectivity by designing, manufacturing, and deploying solar-powered phone charging and wireless Internet stations in public spaces.Notably, all the grant recipients are given seed funding, mentorship and access to a network of peers to help them pilot and scale their solutions.Honorable Mention: New Sun Road from Uganda was also named among the winners for this program last year along side African Renewable Energy Distributor from Rwanda who were in the Power Solutions category. The firm is based in Berkeley, California, and they build solar power systems for the developing world.Editor’s Note: Grant recipients are only based across five continents in 11 countries: Argentina, Botswana, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Uganda, the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (U.S).last_img read more

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Sharapova v Azarenka

first_imgVictoria Azarenka v Maria SharapovaFrench Open Semi FinalTIME: 2pmTV: ITV 4MARIA or VICTORIA?The odds at Star Sports say there is little to choose between today’s two French Open Semi-Finalists Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka.Sharapova battled back from a love set to defeat Jelena Jankovic to reach the semis whilst Azarenka, a two-time Australian Open champion, had an easier passage through with a 7-6 (7/3) 6-2 win over former doubles partner Maria Kirilenko.Azarenka and Sharapova have met 12 times before, with the Belarusian leading 7-5, although Sharapova has won both their previous meetings on clay.Recent Head to Heads2012 WTA Championships Istanbul, Hard, Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-22012 Beijing, Hard, Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-12012 US Open, Victoria Azarenka 3-6 6-2 6-42012 Stuttgart, Clay, Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-42012 Indian Wells, Hard, Victoria Azarenka 6-2 6-32012 Australian Open, Hard, Victoria Azarenka 6-3 6-02011 Rome, Clay, Maria Sharapova 4-6 3-0 RET2011 Miami, Hard, Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-42010 Stanford, Hard, Victoria Azarenka 6-4 6-12009 Beijing, Hard, Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-7 (7) 7-5The clay court superiority stat sways us towards the defending champion Sharapova in what could prove the match of the Ladies tournament.STAR FORECAST(stake between 0.5 and 10 points)3 points SHARAPOVA to beat AZARENKA(-4 points Wednesday)Agree OR disagree? Call Star Sports on 08000 521 321 to place your bet.GOOD MANNERS OLD DEARGood manners don’t cost anything so we thought but it seems they can cost you £383 million.It turns out the winner of the record $590m (£383.4m) Powerball jackpot in Florida is 84-year-old Gloria MacKenzie (right), of Zephyrhillis, Florida.She did not appear at Wednesday’s press conference held by the state lottery, but officials read out a statement.In it she said “another lottery ticket buyer was very kind enough to let me go ahead of her” when in line to buy her lucky ticket.Just wonder how A.N Other is feeling now about being so charitable.Hopefully she will also be found and the appropriate ‘thank you’ be passed on in the form of dollar notes.last_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid

first_img[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s an all Spanish affair in Italy for the Champions League Final with Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid on Saturday.It’s hard to imagine it will be a goal-fest – there’s only been four goals in their latest four confrontations and with so much at stake the tourney could come down to a single moment of brilliance or error.It’s also a replay of the 2014 final which saw Real Madrid win 4-1 but even that game was tight at full time (1-1) with Real Madrid exerting their class to win in extra time. It was only an injury time header from Real Madrid that kept them in the game with Atletico seconds away from lifting their first Champions League Trophy.Real Madrid finished two points clear of Atletico in La Liga this season but, in truth, the pair are so hard to split which is reflected in the odds.I just have a feeling that Atletico may well be able to take their revenge. There are continued fitness doubts about Cristiano Ronaldo which are sure to have a negative impact on Real Madrid’s strength.Atletico manager Diego Simeone needs the Champions League Trophy to complete the set having won the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup in 2012, the Copa del Rey in 2013 plus La Liga and the Spanish Super Cup in 2014.Real are bidding for their 11th European crown but may get frustrated against an Atletico side who have been exceptional in defence this season – keeping a staggering 35 clean sheets over the course of the season and equalling La Liga’s record by conceding only 18 goals in their 38 games.Real Madrid v Atletico MadridUEFA Champions League Final19:45 BT Sport Showcase / BT Sport Europe / BT Sport Europe HD / BT Sport Ultra HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Feb 2016 SPANISH LA LIGA Real Madrid 0-1 Atl MadridOct 2015 SPANISH LA LIGA Atl Madrid 1-1 Real MadridApr 2015 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Real Madrid 1-0 Atl MadridApr 2015 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Atl Madrid 0-0 Real MadridFeb 2015 SPANISH LA LIGA Atl Madrid 4-0 Real MadridJan 2015 COPA DEL REY Real Madrid 2-2 Atl MadridJan 2015 COPA DEL REY Atl Madrid 2-0 Real MadridSep 2104 SPANISH LA LIGA Real Madrid 1-2 Atl MadridAug 2014 SPANISH SUPER CUP Atl Madrid 1-0 Real MadridAug 2014 SPANISH SUPER CUP Real Madrid 1-1 Atl MadridAtletico look the value bet and I will back them to win inside 90 minutes and also have a dabble at the 1-0 scoreline which is tempting at around 7/1 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK ATLETICO to win in 90 minutes for 12 points at 11/5 with Star SportsBACK ATLETICO to win 1-0 for 4 points at 7/1 with Star SportsLatest bet: +13.20 pointsWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday

first_imgHORSE RACING5.00 LingfieldTurnbury 9/1 > 9/25.10 PontefractThaqaffa 15/2 > 7/25.15 TipperaryTommy Hallinan 3/1 > 15/85.50 ExeterOur Chief 9/1 > 6/1CHAMPIONS LEAGUEUEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg19:45 BT Sport Showcase / BT Sport 3 / BT Sport 3 HD / BT Sport 4K UHD8/15 Borussia Dortmund 9/2 Monaco 7/2 DRAWUEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg19:45 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD13/8 Juventus 13/8 Barcelona 9/4 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Tuesday 11 Aprillast_img

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STAR PREVIEW Leeds United v Derby County

first_imgAre Leeds, who play Derby tonight in a huge Championship clash, about to suffer another case of Bielsa Burnout? The Argentine manager has brought a style of play seldom seen in in England’s second division to Elland Road, with his Leeds side top with more than half the season gone. However, the league leaders are not in form.A 2-1 defeat in the FA Cup made it three straight defeats for them and some are fearful about another late collapse, the sort which has afflicted previous Bielsa teams like Newell’s Old Boys, Marseille and Athletic Bilbao. Given the length of the Championship season it’s a question that many will ponder upon but one thing that isn’t likely to change is goals.Bielsa has found much success with the dynamite attacking duo of Kemar Roofe (13 Championship goals) and Pablo Hernández (seven goals and 10 assists) have been ably assisted by Mateusz Klich, who himself has six assists and five goals. However, the whole team is fully into the ethos of Bielsa’s pressing methods and the rewards have been clear for all to see – Leeds haven’t had this many points with 26 games played in the last eight seasons.Their 2-0 defeat against Hull at home came with a deceptive scoreline as January transfer target Jarrod Bowne scored twice against the run of play and they dominated much of the opening half away to Nottingham Forest before Kalvin Phillips was rightly sent off for a woeful sliding tackle in a thriller that ended 4-2 after three goals for Forest in seven minutes.They face a Derby side that has improved a great deal from the early weeks of the season, when the two met at Pride Park and Leeds romped to a 4-1 win on the road. Frank Lampard has had to learn on the job but to his credit has improved through the season and they are in the playoffs at this stage for the sixth straight season, although they still have to avoid the post-Christmas slumps that have cost them so badly.He has created a squad that’s very much in his own image with Jack Mariott and Harry Wilson having 10 goals between them whilst Mason Mount and Tom Lawrence have six and five league goals. They are also coping well with their toughest run of games in this season, taking a point from the visits of Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough whilst they recovered from 2-0 and then 3-2 down – with five minutes remaining – to take an astonishing victory against second placed Derby County, the highlight of their season so far.Leeds United v Derby CountyChampionship19:45 Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main EventHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)AUG 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 1-4 LeedsFEB 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 2-2 LeedsOCT 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 1-2 DerbyJAN 2017 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 1-0 DerbyOCT 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 1-0 LeedsDEC 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-2 DerbyAUG 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 1-2 LeedsDEC 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Derby 2-0 LeedsNOV 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 2-0 DerbyMAY 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 1-1 DerbyThere’s a temptation to side with them given that their only defeat since December has come at Bramall Lane and if Leeds are hitting a wall then the 16/5 is a big price. However, what feels even more likely is that there’ll be goals. Derby have played the current top 4 six times this season and four of those games have ended with over 2.5 goals whilst all of them have seen both teams scoring.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK OVER 2.5 GOALS 5 pts at 4/5 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 203.05 pointslast_img read more

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Rice Cinema launches Festival of New Spanish Cinema Jan 20

first_imgAddThis ShareFranz Brotzen713-348-6775franz.brotzen@rice.eduRice Cinema launches ‘Festival of New Spanish Cinema’ Jan. 20Rice Cinema will launch a two-week “Festival of New Spanish Cinema” Jan. 20 that features 10 recent works from Spanish filmmakers.The series begins with “The Great Vázquez” (El Gran Vázquez) at 7 p.m. The film’s director, Oscar Aíbar, will be on hand for a a post-screening reception and discussion. “The Great Vázquez” follows the madcap adventures of a cartoonist who is also a compulsive bigamist and con man who steals from one wife to give to another.The other nine films in the series are: “80 Days” (80 egunean), Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.; “Kidnapped” (Secuestrados), Jan. 21 at 9 p.m.; “Every Song is About Me” (Todas las canciones hablan de mí), Jan. 22 at 5 p.m.; “Lope” (Lope), Jan. 22 at 7 p.m.; “Bicycle, Spoon, Apple” (Bicicleta, cullera, poma) Jan. 27 at 7 p.m.; “With or Without Love” (Una hora más en Canarias), Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.; “Who Can Kill a Child” (¿Quién puede matar a un niño?), Jan. 28 at 9 p.m.; “Lovestorming” (No Controles), Jan. 29 at 4 p.m.; and “Half of Oscar” (La mitad de Oscar), Jan. 29 at 7:00 p.m. For details on the films and times, go to http://film.rice.edu/Events.aspx.General admission is $6. Admission is free for Rice University students, faculty members and staff. Tickets for students from other universities, senior citizens and members of La Casa de España are $5.All the films will be shown at Rice Cinema on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.The festival is organized by Pragda, the consulate of Spain in Houston, La Casa de España (Houston), Rice Cinema and Rice’s Department of Hispanic Studies.last_img read more

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New evidence shows Affordable Care Act is working in Texas

first_imgAddThis Share3Jeff Falk/Rice University713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduBrian Sasser/Episcopal Health Foundation832-795-9404bsasser@episcopalhealth.org New evidence shows Affordable Care Act is working in TexasReport shows state’s uninsured rate drops by nearly one-third and is lowest since 1999 HOUSTON – (May 31, 2016) – The percentage of Texans without health insurance has dropped by 30 percent since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect, cutting the state’s uninsured rate below 1999 levels. That’s one of the conclusions of a new report released today by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF).Credit: shutterstock.com/Rice UniversityThe report found the uninsured rate among Texas adults dropped from 26 percent in September 2013 to 18 percent in March 2016. Researchers also discovered a steady decline in the uninsured rate for every age, ethnic and income-level group across the state.“These latest numbers confirm the continuing downward trend in the number of uninsured Texans that began as the ACA was implemented,” said Elena Marks, EHF’s president and CEO and a nonresident health policy fellow at the Baker Institute. “For more than a decade prior to the ACA, the uninsured rate remained above 20 percent and was rising. It’s now clear that it’s moving in the opposite direction, and the ACA deserves the credit.”The report found that Texans between the ages of 50 and 64 experienced the largest decrease in their percentage of uninsured. The group’s uninsured rate plummeted from 21 percent to 10 percent since the ACA went into effect — a drop of more than 51 percent.“For the older group, the ACA made health insurance much more affordable, because the law limits insurers from charging older adults no more than triple the cost for the same health insurance plans as younger adults,” said Vivian Ho, the chair in health economics at the Baker Institute and director of the institute’s Center for Health and Biosciences, a professor of economics at Rice and a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. “However, limiting premium variation by age made Marketplace policies less attractive to younger adults, which is why their uninsured rate fell less.”Researchers also found the percentage of uninsured Texans who earned annual incomes between $16,000 and $47,000 dropped by more than 42 percent. The group’s uninsured rate declined from 23 percent in 2013 to 13 percent in 2016.“Texans with low to moderate incomes were able to use federal subsidies to help pay for health insurance premiums for ACA Marketplace plans,” Ho said. “Those subsidies made coverage affordable for many who could not have purchased plans without that help.”In fact, Ho and Marks note that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 84 percent of the 1.3 million Texans now enrolled in ACA Marketplace health insurance plans received subsidies to help pay for premiums.Researchers said that while it’s evident the ACA has helped drop the uninsured rate in Texas, it’s also clear that a significant number of Texans with the lowest incomes remain uninsured. The report found that 46 percent of Texans earning less than $16,000 a year don’t have health insurance.“The ACA as implemented in Texas offers little hope for Texans with the lowest incomes,” Marks said. “They make too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid and not enough to get a subsidy to help pay for their premium. They’re stuck in the ‘coverage gap,’ and unless Texas expands Medicaid or comes up with another system of coverage for this group, they will remained uninsured.”According to the report, the “coverage gap” affects mostly people of color in working families and was recently estimated by the Kaiser Family Foundation to include 766,000 Texans.The report is the 21st in a series on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in Texas co-authored by Marks and Ho.The Health Reform Monitoring Survey (HRMS) is a quarterly survey of adults ages 18-64 that began in 2013. This report is a summary of data extracted from the HRMS surveys in Texas administered between September 2013 and March 2016.The HRMS is designed to provide timely information on implementation issues under the ACA and to document changes in health-insurance coverage and related health outcomes. The Baker Institute and EHF are partnering to fund and report on key factors about Texans obtained from an expanded, representative sample of Texas residents (HRMS-Texas).The HRMS was developed by the Urban Institute, conducted by GfK and jointly funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Urban Institute. The analyses and conclusions based on HRMS-Texas are those of the authors and do not represent the view of the Urban Institute, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation or the Ford Foundation.-30-To schedule an interview with Marks, contact Brian Sasser, director of communications at the Episcopal Health Foundation, at bsasser@episcopalhealth.org or 832-795-9404.To schedule an interview with Ho, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.Related materials:  Full survey report: http://bakerinstitute.org/media/files/files/14a37857/Issue_Brief_21_FINAL_a.pdf.Episcopal Health Foundation: www.episcopalhealth.orgMarks bio: http://www.episcopalhealth.org/en/about/staffHo bio: http://bakerinstitute.org/experts/vivian-ho The Episcopal Health Foundation was established in 2013 and is based in Houston. With more than $1.2 billion in estimated assets, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that operates as a supporting organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. EHF works to improve the health and well-being of the 10 million people in the 57 counties of the Diocese by investing in communities through grant-making, outreach to Diocesan churches and critical research to advance community health.Founded in 1893, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top 10 university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.last_img read more

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March Madness Begins Consortium MBA Draft Takes Place Today

first_imgMarch Madness Begins: Consortium MBA Draft Takes Place Today Clear Admit recently highlighted this year’s Consortium for Graduate Study in Management MBA Draft, which is offering huge scholarship payouts for a lucky few. Check it out below.No, it has nothing to do with basketball. A draft of another sort will take place today, but for some MBA applicants it could be as big as getting by  the Golden State Warriors. We’re talking about the annual draft for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. Each year, the group’s member business schools offer tens of millions of dollars in fellowships to hundreds of MBA applicants, most under-represented minorities.Held annually in mid-March, the draft is a complex matching up of leading business schools and applicants based on the order of preference expressed by each. Consortium member schools include the University of Michigan’s Ross School, UVA’s Darden School, UC Berkeley’s Haas School, Dartmouth’s Tuck School, and NYU Stern, to name just a few. When applicants apply as part of the Consortium Fellowship process, they benefit from being able to apply to six of the 19 members schools using a single application (with volume discounts for multiple schools). But then comes the tough—and critical—part.The Importance of Ranking Your Consortium Schools CarefullyYou have to rank your selected schools in order of your desire to attend, which will determine the order in which you’ll be considered for the Consortium Fellowship, a merit-based, full-tuition award. (There is the pesky little detail about needing to gain admission to a school or schools on your list.) Provided you are admitted to some or all of the schools on your list, your ranking then comes into play. If your first-ranked school declines to award you funding through the Consortium, the opportunity will be passed on to the next school on your list, and so on. According to a Consortium employee, the order in which applicants have ranked their choices is not revealed explicitly to the schools. Instead, each school is just not given an opportunity to offer you the fellowship until theirs is the top remaining school on your list. Of course, another important part of the Consortium application is demonstrating a proven commitment to increasing the ranks of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in business education and corporate leadership. The Consortium was founded in 1966 by Washington University professor Sterling Schoen around the mission of equipping more African American men with the requisite business skills to succeed in corporate America. Three schools and 21 men took part in the first year. Additional schools began to join as members, and in 1970 applicant membership was widened to women, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. In 2004, in compliance with a Supreme Court ruling a year earlier, membership was opened to all U.S. citizens and permanent residents who demonstrate a track record of supporting the Consortium vision.Today’s Consortium MBA Draft DayFast forward to today, draft day. Representatives from the member schools are gathering with Consortium staff to begin the complicated matchmaking process, which at least in recent years has taken place in a St. Louis hotel room near the Consortium’s Chesterfield, MO, headquarters. Unless things have changed dramatically with recent additions to the number of member schools—the group has grown from 17 in 2011 to 19 this past July—the process includes six rounds and takes about four hours to complete.Schools come in with their draft picks in hand, and the school designated as first choice by the most applicants gets to choose as many of those students as it wants to offer the fellowship. And so it continues, passing on to each successive school to select from its first-round applicants. If a school passes on an applicant at any time in the process, another school can then select that applicant in a later round.From the applicant’s point of view, here’s what it looks like: Let’s say that Yale SOM is your first-ranked school and you are admitted into its MBA program. In today’s draft, Yale SOM will have first dibs on offering you the Consortium Fellowship. If Yale SOM does offer you the fellowship, everyone’s happy and you can choose to attend with the benefit of the fellowship. You may still be admitted to other programs on your list, but these programs cannot offer you the Consortium Fellowship.But say you were admitted to Yale SOM but it doesn’t offer you the fellowship—or you don’t get into Yale—then the opportunity to offer you the fellowship is made available to your second-ranked school, and on down the line.While only one school can offer you the Consortium Fellowship, that does not preclude the other schools on your list from offering you other school-specific scholarship funding. Once awarded by one school, the Consortium Fellowship is not transferable to another.Regardless of whether you ultimately accept the fellowship and attend the school that offers it, you retain your Consortium membership status, granted as part of the application process. As long as you attend a school within the Consortium, you’ll get take advantage of a wide range of membership benefits, including valuable recruitment and networking events, webinars, and chats.Why Would Anyone Turn Down a Consortium Fellowship?Consortium member schools will typically select more students than they have fellowships for to account for the fact that some fellowship recipients will ultimately turn down their offers. What would make a fellowship applicant turn down a free ride to a top-ranked business school, you ask? Sometimes it’s admission to an even higher-ranked business school not part of the Consortium (Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, and Chicago Booth don’t play the Consortium game). This becomes an easier decision if these other schools offer their own attractive financial aid enticements, which they often do. So in the coming Decision Week(s), keep in mind that schools that have picked you now get to anxiously await word of whether you pick them. It’s nice when the tables get turned, right?The official Consortium Fellowship notification deadline is March 23rd, but we’d guess many schools will be eager to share the news of the fellowship award in tandem with the news of acceptance. It should be fun to watch on MBA LiveWire! Those of us here at Clear Admit are wishing luck to the applicants and schools involved in today’s Consortium MBA Draft and hope some terrific matches are made, resulting in hundreds of successful MBA careers and further expansion of the Consortium mission’s reach.To those on MBA Livewire who have speculated about why some Consortium applicants learned of decisions from certain schools before stated decision deadlines, that’s also related to today’s draft. Consortium member schools will have needed to make admissions decisions for their potential drafts picks by today, regardless of the school’s own decision deadline. Some schools may choose to communicate those decisions to applicants early since they already will have been reached.Learn more about the Consortium application process here. Applications for the Class of 2021 open in August 2018 are due in two rounds, the first in October 2018, and the second in January 2019. About the AuthorMetro MBAView more posts by Metro MBA Last Updated Mar 13, 2018 by Metro MBAFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC RelatedThe Consortium GSM: Helping African American, Hispanic, & Native American MBAs“The vision of the Consortium is to increase the representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans in management careers in the United States.” Founded in 1966, the Consortium for Graduate Study of Management is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to increasing minority representation in MBA programs. The reality is that…July 26, 2016In “Featured Home”The Consortium: Promoting Minorities in American Business and Business Schools for 50 YearsFewer than 8 percent of the 10,000 MBA students who graduate from top-tier business schools are African-American, Native American or Hispanic American. And according to a recent BloombergBusiness article, “corporate recruiters consistently bemoan the lack of qualified candidates of color, and they’re willing to pay a premium to nonwhite (and non-Asian) new…December 22, 2015In “Advice”Top MBA Programs Gain Ground for Gender ParityThe Forté Foundation today released its annual women’s enrollment report for full-time MBA programs at its member schools, which include many of the top business schools in the United States and abroad. This fall, women’s MBA enrollment climbed to a global average of 37.4 percent, up 4 percent over 2013 figures, when…December 1, 2017In “Featured Home”last_img read more

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5 Highest Paying MBA Internships in Philadelphia

first_img5 Highest Paying MBA Internships in Philadelphia RelatedBest MBA Internship Opportunities in the NortheastThere’s no doubt that summer internships play a critical role in an MBA student’s education and career. Not only do internships provide students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the workforce, but they’re also known for helping students develop professional connections and earn top-tier salaries. But not all…July 10, 2018In “Amazon”Where Can I Get My Summer Internship?In part one of our primer on MBA internships—”What is a Summer Internship and Why Should I be Interested?”—we took a closer look into the benefits of having a summer internship and where to start to look for one. Today, we’ll start to dive deeper into what types of opportunities…May 15, 2018In “Advice”The Highest Paying MBA Internships You Can FindAn MBA education can open the door to an astounding number of lucrative opportunities before you’ve even completed your degree. Many MBA interns are earning hourly wages unfathomable to the larger majority who spent their undergrad internships restocking break rooms and memorizing coffee orders, all for a whopping $0 per…May 9, 2018In “Advice” 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 regions: Philadelphiacenter_img The moment you decide to earn your MBA, you should already be thinking about your MBA internship. Within the first few months of your education, you’ll be discussing your internship opportunities and soon afterward, applying. For the most part, you’ll choose your internship based on your career interests, but there’s one other aspect to consider: the pay.MBA interns can earn impressive hourly wages, which may be a shock if you’re still thinking like an undergraduate student who worked an entire summer for free. But is an MBA internship salary something to sneeze at? It could be depending on your job function, industry, and the company you work for. So, who pays the most?We dug into Philadelphia MBA internships to find out which companies would pay the most, and here’s what we discovered. Wharton MBA InternsTo come up with our list of the five highest paying MBA internships in Philadelphia, we first decided to take a look at The Wharton School, known for the highest paying salaries post-graduation. According to the school’s latest employment report, the top five best paying industries were:Professional Services — $15,000/monthConsulting — $12,250/monthInvestment Banking — $10,417/monthHedge Funds — $10,409/monthInvestment Management — $10,000/monthIn particular, Wharton MBAs who took internships in legal services ($15,000/month), investment banking ($10,417/month), portfolio management ($10,409/month), consulting/strategy ($10,075/month), and research ($8,000/month) could expect to earn the most. So, where exactly did these high paying interns work?While Wharton doesn’t break down which of their internship employers paid the most, we can draw some basic conclusions based off of their list of top employers as well as Glassdoor’s list MBA internship jobs in Philadelphia.For MBA students looking for an internship in consulting, Deloitte is a great choice. Their summer associate internship positions are high paying and diverse. According to Glassdoor, summer internships can expect to earn $9,641/monthly with salaries reaching up to $12,000/monthly depending on your specialty. Deloitte offers internship opportunities in life sciences and healthcare, technology, strategy and operations, tax/finance/accounting, and more.To earn one of these prestigious and high-paying internships, MBA students should demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. You should also be able to develop innovative business models that drive performance using a breadth and depth of analytical and quantitative skills.Another opportunity for a high-paying internship in Philadelphia is as an Associate Intern at McKinsey & Company. This position is ideal for MBA students interested in a consulting career. During the eight to ten weeks of the program, interns work in teams of three to five consultants playing an active role in all aspects of client engagement. This internship falls under Wharton’s second-most-profitable internship industry, and students can expect to earn $11,872/monthly according to Glassdoor.To gain this internship, MBA students in Philadelphia must demonstrate exceptional analytical and quantitative skills. They also must have a strong record of academic and professional excellence with the ability to work in a team environment.The Investment Management Track MBA summer internship at Vanguard Group is an ideal choice for a high-paying internship. It falls under Wharton’s top five best paying industries for internships and is an opportunity for MBA students to use their passion for investments to directly impact the financial future of investors. During the summer internship, MBA students can expect to earn $39/hour or about $6,747/monthly according to Glassdoor.To gain this internship, MBA students will need to have a minimum of five years of work experience and exposure to investment management, strategy, and consulting. In addition, Vanguard looks for a deep interest and understanding of financial markets and exceptional analytical skills.SAP was one of the top-hiring firms for 2018 interns at the Wharton School. Started in 1972, SAP is known as a market leader in enterprise application software, and with an office located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, it’s an ideal company for MBA interns. According to Glassdoor, a Business Analyst intern can expect to earn $48-$78,000 for a six-month internship.To earn this internship position, you must be willing to work independently while also willing to work in a flexible and inclusive work environment. Candidates should demonstrate work experience in sales and services, with knowledge and experience working with SAP tools considered a plus.A global bank that provides financial services all over the world, CITI is a great company for MBA internships. They are a top recruiter at the Wharton School and offer internship programs in consumer banking, technology, markets, and securities. According to Glassdoor, summer interns can earn between $6,305/monthly and $9,000/monthly. To gain an MBA internship at CITI, students should demonstrate leadership skills and have a track record of success in leadership positions. If you’re looking to work in investment banking, you should demonstrate your skills via extracurricular activities such as Finance Club. Last Updated Sep 21, 2018 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more

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Woman Climbs Statue of Liberty on July 4

first_imgThe Statue of Liberty is pictured in New York, on May 14, 2014. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images) Just trying to see the #statueofliberty and some idiot shut the entire island down trying to climb it. pic.twitter.com/WyzAFBdCol— Charlie Brown ? (@ZCharlieBrown) July 4, 2018 Crazy scene at the Statue of Liberty right now. Woman “protesting” scales the side of the monument. pic.twitter.com/R0C00AEJXA— Mikey Cee (@_Mikey_Cee) July 4, 2018 Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   A person has scaled the Statue of Liberty, apparently as part of a protest on Independence Day.The person is seen moving around near the feet of the statue, according to helicopter footage. Police are trying to persuade the person to come down.According to Pix11, two officers used a ladder to climb the statue and are talking with the woman.The woman climbed the statue less than an hour after protesters at Ellis Island unfurled a banner with the words, “ABOLISH ICE,” referring to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, NY Post reported. She was apparently seen wearing a “Rise and Resist” shirt, but the group said that she has “no connection to our #abolishice action earlier today”A woman who was visiting the Statue of Liberty when the incident unfolded that the island was “evacuated of all tourists,” according to social media posts.CBS News, citing park police, later confirmed that Liberty Island was evacuated. Sgt. David Somma of the U.S. Park Police told the news outlet that the woman is refusing to come down. She “keeps changing locations” and officers aren’t able to talk to her, Somma said, adding that her actions are a “threat to public safety.”“Crazy scene at the Statue of Liberty right now. Woman ‘protesting’ scales the side of the monument,” wrote another person on Twitter. US News center_img Woman Climbs Statue of Liberty on July 4 By Jack Phillips July 4, 2018 Updated: July 4, 2018 At the Statue of Liberty pic.twitter.com/mBxzQzBSGi— Megan Denney (@THEmegandenney) July 4, 2018 Share Island being evacuated of all tourists #statueofliberty pic.twitter.com/mkcPqBzdqE— Sarah (@sarah_eyebrows) July 4, 2018 Show Discussionlast_img read more

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