David Camerons new government will include a camp

first_imgDavid Cameron’s new government will include a campaigning disabled MP and a former minister for disabled people from the last time the Tories had an absolute Commons majority, 18 years ago.The prime minister announced this week that Robert Halfon, the disabled MP for Harlow, had been appointed a vice-chairman of the Conservative party, but also a minister without portfolio and member of the Cabinet.Halfon (pictured) is known as a campaigning MP – with successful campaigns on cuts to fuel duty and to tax on bingo – and was previously parliamentary private secretary to the chancellor, George Osborne.The new minister for disabled people is the North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson.Tomlinson, who did not respond to a request from Disability News Service for an interview this week, does not appear to have a significant previous interest in disability issues.He was a member of 25 all-party parliamentary groups in the last parliament, including groups for heritage railway, Taiwan, speedway, the video games industry, beer, libraries, betting and gaming, and family businesses, but not the all-party disability group.His website points to his success in parliament on issues such as school sport, business, banking, libraries and housing development, but not disability.Tomlinson was previously owner of a marketing company and is also a former nightclub manager.But despite his lack of a track record on disability issues, Tomlinson’s constituency office in Swindon appears to be far more accessible than that of his predecessor as disabled people’s minister, Mark Harper, who has become the government’s chief whip.A member of staff in the office in Swindon that Tomlinson shares with Swindon South MP Robert Buckland – on the first floor of a building with a lift – said accessibility had been one of the “top priorities” when they chose the location.She said: “It was high on my agenda and their agenda. It had to be accessible to all.”Meanwhile, Cameron has appointed a veteran former minister for disabled people to lead the government’s health and care reforms.Alistair Burt was minister for disabled people between 1995 and 1997, and was a popular Foreign Office minister in the coalition, before being sacked in 2013 following parliament’s vote against military action in Syria.He said in a statement: “I am honoured to have been entrusted with an important portfolio spanning care and health services.“There are some huge tasks awaiting for the department and the wider system, not least the delivery of aspects of the Care Act, the better integration of health and care services, and the enhanced attention to be paid to the provision of mental health support.“The work done within the areas for which I am responsible touch on the lives of many people, and I believe it is an extraordinary sector full of remarkable individuals.“I am looking forward to listening to those involved and doing all I can to ensure the government plays its full part in the further development of vital services.”Cameron also appointed the former education secretary Michael Gove – who has previously spoken out in favour of reintroducing the death penalty – as his new justice secretary, with responsibility for scrapping the Human Rights Act and replacing it with a new bill of rights.And the new employment minister, replacing Esther McVey – who lost her seat last week – is a similarly divisive figure, the right-wing Witham MP Priti Patel, an economics graduate and former communications executive who served as exchequer secretary to the Treasury in the last government, and has also spoken out in support of the reintroduction of capital punishment.Patel said in a statement: “Employment and earning a salary gives families security and our long term economic plan will continue to reward work.“I look forward to working with Iain [Duncan Smith] and others to deliver our manifesto and help more people into employment.”Duncan Smith remains as work and pensions secretary, with responsibility for the government’s welfare reform programme and finding another £12 billion a year in cuts to social security spending.Lord [David] Freud remains as welfare reform minister.last_img read more

Campos Talks Details on Legacy Business Subsidies

first_img 0% Tags: Business • Election 2015 Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% The fund is essentially a grant program. It would offer $500 per full-time employee to qualifying businesses, capped at $50,000 a year. The fund also creates an incentive for landlords. If a landlord of a legacy business agrees to give that business a ten-year lease, they could get some $4.50 per square foot of property from the city, up to $20,000 per year for the landlord.The city controller estimates that some 7,500 businesses qualify for the legacy business distinction. If funds were given to all these businesses, the controller says, within 25 years the city could be paying businesses and landlords some $94 million annually.The cost is debatable, as is figuring out which businesses deserve money from the city. Mission Local sat down with Supervisor David Campos earlier this week to talk about it. Campos wrote the measure and has a few key explanations about supporting local businesses. Here’s that conversation:center_img Big decisions are on the horizon for San Francisco: City elections are Tuesday of next week, and they’re gearing up to be contentious and close. While the mayoral race and certain propositions like the Mission moratorium and Prop. F have received the lion’s share of the attention, the less controversial measures have received less, even though they will have a big impact on the Mission and city-wide.On this week’s radio program on BFF.fm, we took a look at one measure in particular: Proposition J, known as the legacy business fund.Proposition J would create a city fund from which annual grants could be allocated to small businesses that are struggling to pay rent. Any small business? No. To qualify, a business must be 30 years old, or 20 years old but facing a serious risk of displacement.Still, that’s a big pool. A lot of of San Francisco’s small businesses are facing significant rent increases as their leases expire – Navarro’s Martial Arts Academy in the Mission, for example. last_img read more

Planning Puts Brakes on SF Mission Development

first_imgSan Francisco Planning Commissioners yesterday unanimously approved interim controls on certain developments in the Mission district which put in place additional requirements and review processes for projects seeking approval within the next 15 months. The controls, developed over the course of several months, are intended to counter displacement and an underproduction of affordable housing in the neighborhood. Projects larger than 25 units or 25,000 square feet, dubbed “medium” projects, will now require a Large Project Authorization and projects with 75 units or 75,000 square feet and more, considered “large” will require a conditional use permit.Developers of “medium” and “large” projects will also be required to submit information about the density and efficiency of the housing they are planning and the rates of Ellis and Owner-move-in evictions within a quarter mile radius of the project.Any project that removes an existing rent controlled unit, no matter the size, will be held to higher standards, including proving that it does not convert rentals to other kinds of housing. Projects that are more than one-third affordable housing will be exempt from the extra requirements. 0% Tags: Affordable Housing • development • housing moratorium • real estate Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%center_img The controls are a response to community concern over displacement and a dramatic shift in neighborhood character.“You can’t freeze things in time. There is going to be change. What we need to do is protect the people who live there now,” said Commissioner Michael Antonini.The commission also recommended, after repeated requests from the public, that planning staff be assigned to attend pre-application community meetings that developers are required to hold to receive feedback on their projects from neighbors.“These pre-application meetings are pro forma and somewhat meaningless…the community is completely dependent on the developer for information. It’s a PR show,” said Susan Cieutat, a parent of a student at Marshall Elementary School, which is near the 16th and Mission Street project. “If planning department staff were there, they wouldn’t have to take sides in the battle that may go on there, but it may curb the developer’s impulse to misrepresent their projects.”Rahaim said he had included funding for a staffer assigned to going to those meetings in a budget submitted to the Commission.Opponents of the controls cited concerns over efficiency.Rob Poole, communications coordinator for the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, said it seemed like a bad idea to change the rules for projects that had already been going through the planning process, some for years.“This is not good government,” Poole said. “This doesn’t do anything to help make it easier to build affordable housing, it doesn’t improve the process.”“I’m personally opposed to the interim controls on the basis that it makes it harder and more difficult for nonprofit developers in the Mission to actually produce affordable housing,” said Donald Dewsnup, a realtor and member of the development advocacy group San Francisco Bay Area Renters Federation.“I find it interesting that on the list of project subject to the controls… there’s only two projects left on that list where you are not already having discretionary hearings,” said land use attorney Steve Vettel. He called the controls “unnecessary.”Nonetheless, the controls received more positive feedback from public commenters at this meeting than at some of the six previous hearings where the Commission had considered them – possibly in part because of the failure of the much more stringent Mission housing moratorium at the ballot in November, and in part because the controls have been adjusted and expanded since their original proposal.“We see this as another tool that we have in the neighborhood in terms of working towards affordable housing and working to preserve the character of the neighborhood,” said local photographer and filmmaker Lou Dematteis. “We know it’s not a solution, and we will continue to work with the Board of Supervisors” on other approaches.While an original version of the interim controls considered by the Commission grandfathered in certain larger projects, the version passed on Thursday applies to all projects not yet approved.Peter Papadopoulos praised the inclusion of mid-sized projects of 25 units or more in the controls, saying applications for these projects have been increasing.“The accumulated impact of those projects as they accelerate is a little like climate change,” he said.The controls passed also include consideration for small industrial uses – projects proposed for sites that have housed production, distribution and repair businesses in the three years prior to their approval by the planning commission will now also require the developer to provide a discussion of what, if any, similar uses exist nearby.“We do appreciate the effort by department and staff to try to change course or at least to look for tools that could help the department and commission evaluate the true impact of these market rate projects on these communities, on this community in particular,” said tenants rights lawyer J. Scott Weaver. “This is a test. This is the beginning of a process, we’re not claiming a solution. They are interim controls.”“The cost of housing has taken us all by surprise,” said Director of Planning John Rahaim. “It’s timely for us to take a pause and allow you to at least take a higher level of scrutiny to projects in the Mission.” last_img read more

BRAVE defiant breathtaking classy…  Saints edge

first_imgBRAVE, defiant, breathtaking, classy…  Saints edged an epic contest with Leeds at Langtree Park thanks to a last gasp Tommy Makinson try and defence of steel.The winger scored two outstanding tries as Saints defied the odds to win 14-10.Missing nine first team players, Nathan Brown’s young side were strong in defence, played out their sets and were more of a match for their more seasoned opponents.The game was tied at half time after a depleted Saints put in a herculean effort.It was difficult to notice who was down on numbers as the home side ripped in from the off and pulled back a Danny McGuire try with a well-taken Anthony Walker effort.Kevin Sinfield kicked a penalty on 55 minutes but a wonderful try from Tommy Makinson put Saints back in front.Another penalty from the boot of the Rhinos’ captain levelled it up but a Makinson try, fashioned by the superb Lance Hohaia and Jonny Lomax, sealed a memorable win.If there was any evidence that the pain of last season was worth it – it came from the performances across the field from the young players.Saints made a number of changes because of injury and suspension with Greg Richards moving to prop and a bench of Luke Thompson and Joe Greenwood.Andre Savelio also became the 32nd Saints Academy tourist to play Super League.Leeds brought in Chris Clarkson on the bench and Stevie Ward in the centres for the injured Joel Moon.Saints had an early taste of pressure when Carl Ablett lost the ball on Leeds’ first set.The Rhinos then put in a high ball which thankfully went… eventually… dead.Both sides swapped big clearing kicks and then the Rhinos almost broke through when another bomb caused problems in the defence.But on ten minutes Saints won a penalty and nearly got through when Roby chipped ahead.Leeds then forced two drop outs in quick succession but Saints tackled like demons to keep them out.But as the game reached the quarter mark a penalty gave the visitors field possession and Danny McGuire scorched in. It was harsh on Saints who had defended so well and it could have been worse moments later if a set from poor carry hadn’t been defended by Sia Soliola.The home side turned that good fortune to attack and with 15 to go in the match Anthony Walker plunged over after great work from Andre Savelio.Tommy Makinson making it 6-6.It was the simple stuff from Saints that was doing the damage – playing out their sets and producing wonderful kick chase when required.That tactic forced Leeds consistently on the back foot and they had to come out from their own 20.And when it came to the Rhinos’ kicks, Saints did more than enough to repel borders.The video ref chalked one off for Leeds on 38 minutes and that it stayed level at half time.The tight and tense affair continued in the early stages of the second half, with both sides again kicking deep.Defences were on top but as the opening 10 minutes progressed it was clear the momentum was moving in Leeds’ favour.They were making more yards on their sets whilst Saints were just about ticking over.On 55 minutes Leeds forced a drop out – their third of the night – and they had to settle for a penalty to put them back ahead.A controversial drop out brought more pressure for the visitors and another repeat set had them on the back foot again.Saints defended really well and looked to have scored a try when Josh Jones hacked on a loose ball after great passing from his teammates.Yet, it was called back for a knock on earlier in the set.That gave the home side confidence and when Saints won a drop out they made it count.Tommy Makinson flew over in the corner with another one of his specials – even through the video referee took an age to find something to disallow it for.Saints defended another drop out – their fifth – but a harsh penalty gave Sinfield another easy two-pointer.As the game entered its final stages Saints took the wrong option on the last – but asserted enough pressure to ensure when they got the ball back, they would have the best possible chance.And it came from Lance Hohaia who chipped over to Jonny Lomax, who then did the same for Makinson to chase.The winger took an age to put down, but he did and he sent the fans wild.Leeds had 34 seconds left on the clock to strike back but Greenwood  collected the short kick off and one hell of a party began on the terraces.The Rhinos were thunderstruck.Match Summary:Saints: Tries: Walker, Makinson (2)Goals: Makinson (2 from 3)Leeds: Tries: McGuireGoals: Sinfield (3 from 3)Penalties: Saints: 3Leeds: 4HT: 6-6FT: 14-10REF: Richard SilverwoodATT: 13,788 Teams:Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax; 2. Tommy Makinson, 4. Josh Jones, 26. Matty Dawson, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Lance Hohaia, 17. Paul Wellens; 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 27. Greg Richards, 15. Mark Flanagan, 11. Sia Soliola, 25. Anthony Walker.Subs: 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 23. Joe Greenwood, 28. Luke Thompson, 33. Andre Savelio. Leeds:1. Zak Hardaker; 20. Tom Briscoe, 3. Kallum Watkins, 14. Stevie Ward, 5. Ryan Hall; 6. Danny McGuire, 13. Kevin Sinfield; 8. Kylie Leuluai, 7. Rob Burrow, 10. Jamie Peacock, 11. Jamie Jones-Buchanan, 12. Carl Ablett, 15. Brett Delaney.Subs:  2. Ben Jones-Bishop, 17. Ian Kirke, 18. Chris Clarkson, 23. Brad Singleton.last_img read more

JON Wilkin says Fridays World Club Series date is

first_imgJON Wilkin says Friday’s World Club Series date is not only big for the club but Super League as a whole.Saints will face Sydney Roosters in Game One of the 2016 series at Langtree Park.“It is a huge game for the club, Super League and the players here,” he explains. “The younger players in the squad look up to the NRL and the calibre of player here.“But these NRL players are just human and a good performance would be huge in terms of the development of our players.“I’m excited about the Series and I’m sure they will be keenly contested matches. The NRL respect what we do as they are scouring our comp for talent.“We want to show our younger players that our comp has merits and strengths and they can play here rather than over there.”Saints head into the match on the back of defeat at Salford – something they are keen to make amends for.“It wasn’t a great performance and to serve that up in the second round of the season with Friday’s game in mind wasn’t ideal preparation,” Wilkin continues. “We wanted to head into the game with confidence but these things happen in sport and it is part of the job to deal with it, move on and learn from the experience.“The analysis wasn’t pretty but we have a strong focus on this week. It is a chance to regroup.“The focus has to be squarely on ourselves. We won’t do any video or homework on the Roosters because we have to fix up what we do. That is our priority.“We have the ultimate respect for them but it is hard to do homework on a team before a ball has been kicked in their competition. We will look at individuals but the gameplan is pretty simple; we were physically terrible against Salford and that is where we have to be better.“We’re looking forward to continuing the tradition of us playing the Roosters in this fixture. One of the first Saints games I attended was the Challenge in 2003. We were poor that night and this game is one in which we could make some amends for that.”Tickets for Friday’s game, which kicks off at 8pm, remain on sale.Prices are: Hattons Solicitors West Terrace, East Terrace and Family Stands: Adult – £22.50, OAP and Young Adult – £15.50, Junior – £10Solarking South and Totally Wicked North Stands: Gold: Adult – £30, OAP and Young Adult – £22.50, Junior – £12 Silver: Adult – £28, OAP and Young Adult – £20.50, Junior – £12 Bronze: Adult – £25, OAP and Young Adult – £18.50, Junior – £10Are you a group of 20 or more and planning to come to our game? Then contact James Newman on 01744 455081 for great discounted rates.Tickets can be bought by popping into the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.A package for all three games (Leeds v North Queensland, Wigan v Brisbane) costs £60 and can be purchased by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or calling the Rugby League Ticket Hotline on 0844 856 1113.last_img read more

This Seasons MeetingsWarrington 14 St Helens 34

first_imgThis Season’s Meetings:Warrington 14, St Helens 34 (SLS8-R6, 22/9/18) St Helens 14, Warrington 12 (SLR23, 26/7/18) Warrington 12, St Helens 30 (SLR5, 9/3/18)Last Ten Meetings:Warrington 14, St Helens 34 (SLS8-R6, 22/9/18) St Helens 14, Warrington 12 (SLR23, 26/7/18) Warrington 12, St Helens 30 (SLR5, 9/3/18) Warrington 40, St Helens 18 (SLR13, 5/5/17) St Helens 31, Warrington 6 (SLR6, 24/3/17) Warrington 18, St Helens 10 (SLSF, 29/9/16) Warrington 18, St Helens 20 (SLS8-R1, 4/8/16) St Helens 4, Warrington 26 (SLR17, 3/6/16) Warrington 22, St Helens 25 (SLR10, 8/4/16) St Helens 16, Warrington 32 (SLS8-R7, 24/9/15)Super League Summary:St Helens won 48 (includes wins in 2010 and 2012 play-offs) Warrington won 13 (includes wins in 2012 and 2016 play-offs) 2 drawsHighs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 72-2 (H, 2002) (also widest margin) Warrington highest score: 56-22 (H, 2001) (also widest margin)Super League Head to Head:SaintsWarrington Tries157 (1st)134 (2nd)Goals132 (1st)115 (3rd)Metres42,187 (1st)40,544 (2nd)Breaks243 (1st)190 (4th)Tackles9,912 (3rd)9,314 (8th)Factoids:Tommy Makinson is three tries away from 100 in Super League (97 for St Helens, 2011-2018)Danny Richardson has the longest scoring streak in the game, having registered points in our last 33 matches. His scoring streak began with seven goals in a 46-6 home win against Castleford on February 2.Squads:Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 6. Theo Fages, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Luke Thompson, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 20. Matty Lees, 21. Jack Ashworth, 23. Ben Barba.Wolves: 1. Stefan Ratchford, 2. Tom Lineham, 3. Bryson Goodwin, 4. Ryan Atkins, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 8. Chris Hill, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Mike Cooper, 12. Jack Hughes, 13. Ben Murdoch-Masaila, 15. Declan Patton, 17. Joe Philbin, 18. Toby King, 19. George King, 20. Harvey Livett, 27. Josh Charnley, 30. Bodene Thompson, 34. Ben Westwood.Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:Tries: 1 Ben Barba (St Helens) 28 2 Tom Johnstone (Wakefield Trinity) 24 3 Mark Percival (St Helens) 20 4 = Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers), Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity) 18 6 = Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), Jonny Lomax (St Helens) 17 8 = Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves), Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 16 10 = David Mead (Catalans Dragons), Regan Grace (St Helens), Josh Charnley (Warrington Wolves), Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 15Goals: 1 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 132 2 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 94 3 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 62 4 Ryan Hampshire (Wakefield Trinity) 61 5 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 56 6 Jamie Ellis (Castleford Tigers) 54 7 Josh Drinkwater (Catalans Dragons) 53 8 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 51 9 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 48 10 Jake Connor (Hull FC) 40Goals Percentage: 1 Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers) 90.90 (10/11) 2 Declan Patton (Warrington Wolves) 89.47 (17/19) 3 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 87.27 (48/55) 4 Jake Connor (Hull FC) 86.95 (40/46) 5 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 86.15 (56/65) 6 Tom Gilmore (Widnes Vikings) 84.61 (33/39) 7 Krisnan Inu (Widnes Vikings) 84.00 (21/25) 8 Tyrone Roberts (Warrington Wolves) 82.85 (29/35) 9 Ryan Hampshire (Wakefield Trinity) 82.43 (61/74) 10 James Batchelor (Wakefield Trinity) 81.25 (13/16)Points: 1 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 287 2 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 232 3 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 156 4 Ryan Hampshire (Wakefield Trinity) 143 5 Josh Drinkwater (Catalans Dragons) 134 6 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 130 7 Jamie Ellis (Castleford Tigers) 117 8 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 114 9 Ben Barba (St Helens) 112 10 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 111Betfred Super League Table:POSTeamPWLDPFPADIFFPTS1Saints302640895408487522Wigan Warriors302370740417323463Castleford Tigers302091767582185414Warrington Wolves3018111767561206375Wakefield Trinity301316174769651276Huddersfield Giants3013161539750-255277Catalans Dragons3012171596750-154258Hull FC3011190615787-17222Tickets:Tickets are on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Topsail Beach commissioners oppose offshore oil drilling

first_img The Trump administration scaled back Obama era regulations, opening up the Atlantic Coast to possible search and operations for oil.The commission joins Surf City in opposing the practice.Town leaders said Pender County leaders have not taken a stance on the issue. TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A second beach town in Pender County votes to show their opposition to offshore drilling off their coastal waters.Topsail Beach Town Commissioners voted 3 to 2 opposing offshore oil drilling.- Advertisement – last_img

NC Rice Festival postponed until 2020

first_img2017 NC Rice Festival in Belville (Photo: WWAY) LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The upcoming North Carolina Rice Festival has become another casualty of Hurricane Florence.The Leland Tourism Development Authority acquired the Rice Festival over the summer, with the goal to hold a 3-day festival from March 1-3, 2019.- Advertisement – Now, the Leland TDA has postponed the festival until March of 2020.According to a news release, it will allow sufficient time for organization and planning.With the impact of Hurricane Florence felt throughout the region and primary focus of the Town of Leland staff, Leland TDA Board Members, and community at large shifting to disaster recovery, the Leland TDA Board of Directors unanimously agreed that in order to produce the festival that fit the group’s vision, a postponement to 2020 would be the best decision.Related Article: North Carolina Rice Festival has a new homeThe Town of Leland says in addition to allowing more time to plan a great event, the postponement also gives ample time to form an independent non-profit organization tasked with operating the NC Rice Festival as a separate entity.  Initial meetings and discussions of potential members to serve on the soon-to-be-formed board of directors will begin in early 2019.The Leland Tourism Development Authority purchased the North Carolina Rice Festival from the estate of WC Lanier, the former festival owner and promoter.  With this purchase, and the support of the Lanier family, the Leland TDA Board recognized an opportunity to bring what  Lanier started to an even broader audience and include celebration of local history and culture.The festival’s new direction will expand events to three days, adjust venue to multiple Leland locations, switch from a fall festival to spring, and will include neighboring communities, projects, and groups such as the Gullah Geechee.“The North Carolina Rice Festival is the type of destination event the Leland TDA has been looking for,” said Michael Callahan, Leland TDA Board Chair. “It’s an opportunity to draw tourists, build community relations, and explore the history of Leland and the surrounding area, with the potential to grow into a large-scale event in the future. We’re excited to promote the NC Rice Festival and share the heritage and culture unique to this part of Southeastern North Carolina.”As non-profit formation develops and plans for entertainment, attractions and programs are confirmed, the updates will be posted on the NC Rice Festival’s website.last_img read more

Law enforcement honors fallen officers in Wilmington area

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Family, friends, and law enforcement officers gathered Wednesday to remember officers from around the Wilmington area who lost their lives in the line of duty.Wilmington Police Department Chief Ralph Evangelous says the day was for the community to say thank you to our fallen law enforcement officers and remember all the good things they did for the community.- Advertisement – Officials from the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, and state Highway Patrol gathered for a memorial to honor the fallen officers.The names of at least a dozen fallen officers were read and honored with a rose.Evangelous says despite all of the violence, today is a way to say thank you.Related Article: Police search for man wanted in Wilmington hit-and-run“We can’t forget because if we forget, then it’s all forgotten,” Evangelous said. “The community has got to always remember the sacrifice they made. I know that the majority of our community around this entire country appreciate the work that the men and women do everyday. Unfortunately sometimes, all we hear is the negatives, but by far, the vast majority of the population support the efforts that these men and women do everyday and I’m proud of it.”Evangelous says they join a national movement every May to recognize the sacrifices these fallen officers made.Family members of the fallen officers were also invited to the memorial. Evangelous adds at least a dozen officers from all three agencies were honored.last_img read more

Hundreds flock to Surf City for the release of 20 sea turtles

first_img Volunteers and students from the Friends School of Wilmington escorted them back home.Karen Beasley executive director Jean Beasley explained that this is a bittersweet experience.“Every time we have another release I go like this and put my hand over my heart because i don’t know how I still have a heart left,” Beasley explained.  “Every one that goes takes a piece of it with them.”Related Article: Police: Man back in custody after escaping from Pender Co. jailJoe Heidel is a volunteer at the hospital. He said that there are easy things we can do for the turtles when we enjoy Surf City beaches as nesting on the island is at a high rate this year.“Picking up trash, taking care of things on the beach, removing things from the beach, lawn chairs, whatever it may be,” Heidel explained. “Keeping in mind that this is a turtle sanctuary.”Beasley reminds us that this is not just about the turtles or the people who helped them, it’s about the whole planet.“This is our home,” Beasley added. “If we don’t protect it, look after it, keep it healthy, not only do the animals suffer, but we suffer as well. Without them there is no us.”Hospital staff and volunteers say it is too early to tell for now, but they believe that this may be a record breaking year for turtle nesting in Surf City. SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) — The first turtle release of the season from the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehab Center was cause for a celebration.20 loggerhead and green sea turtles were released in Surf City after months of recuperation at Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehab Center.- Advertisement – last_img read more

New ferry equipped with stairlift not lift – CRPD

first_imgThe Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) has stated that the temporarily rented Gozo Channel ferry ‘Nikolaos’ isn’t equipped with a lift, and instead, it has a stair lift.A spokesperson for the CRPD told Newsbook.com.mt that while the Gozitan company Gozo Channel was informing members of the CRPD about the ferry’s accessibility, it stated that “people lacking mobility can make use of the ferry’s stair lift which lead from the garage up to the upper side of the ship”. On the other hand, the other three Gozo Channel ferries are equipped with lifts which can carry around eight people.A spokesperson for the Minister of Gozo has also confirmed with Newsbook.com.mt that ‘Nikolaos’ has a stair lift instead of a lift.Read: ‘Well-mannered crew’; ‘Disastrous experience’ – What are people saying about Nikolaos?“This creates a problem for persons using mechanical wheelchairs”The CRPD added that this creates a problem for people in wheelchairs as there is no facility which can transport them to the lounge area. The Commission also said that it is informed that the ferry is only being using temporarily.It was also said hat the ship has a priority lane for those that have a Blue Badge or a special ID. There are also evacuation chairs “as a safety measure”.Read: PS Clint Camilleri and Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana were trapped on Gozo ferryUpon the arrival of the new ferry, Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana said that for the summer period, Gozo Channel will be operating three ships instead of the usual two, and an additional ship will be used for commercial vehicles. This new scheme will start on Monday 17th June, ad will see an increase of around 16 journeys.You can watch the arrival of the new ferry here.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> SharePrintlast_img read more

Manchester United Team Up With Google For Liverpool Clash

first_imgAdvertisement Manchester United versus Liverpool at Old Trafford is one of the biggest games in world football, and this season you could be supporting the Reds during that match in a way you could never have imagined.United and Google+ have teamed up to launch a historic Front Row campaign, which will offer a select group of the Reds’ international fanbase the opportunity to “be” at the Theatre of Dreams – live – no matter where they are in the world. – Advertisement – This will be the first time this has ever happened at a football match. On Sunday 16 March 2014 for our home game against Liverpool, United fans will have the opportunity to cheer on the team, appearing via live Google+ Hangout – the free, multi-person video call feature – on Old Trafford’s pioneering pitchside digital hoardings. Throughout the match, Front Row supporters will be able to share in the magic of being at Old Trafford, joining 75,000 ticket holders and fellow Front Row participants the world over.How to get involved:Simply share a picture on Google+ that showcases your love, passion and commitment to United, along with the hashtag #MUFrontRow. We’ll then create a shortlist of potential participants and, if you’re successful, you’ll make history as you cheer on the Reds as one of the very first Front Row fans in world football.Each Front Row participant will receive professional photographs of their appearance, as well as a welcome on United’s Google+ page, shared with nearly two million followers. So what are you waiting for? Get involved with #MUFrontRow to be a part of history.Credit: ManUtdlast_img read more

Museveni Media Team Grappling with Data Shortage – Leaked Email

first_imgAdvertisement Elite State House media team, the Presidential Press Unit (PPU) has been struggling with data issues since February 2016, PC Tech understands.The crisis was disinterred in a leaked email sent on Wednesday January 25th and addressed to a Ven Keeya, one of the senior members of the PPU.Also copied in the email was Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Don Wanyama and Presidential Secretary, Linda Wamboka Nabusaayi. – Advertisement – According to the email sent by a PPU photographer (Name withheld), the unit was promised monthly data during elections time (February 2016) but up to now nothing has been done about the same.“I am so sorry about sending the pictures late but as you are aware, we are facing a data challenge. We were promised monthly data since campaign time, until now.  Hope it comes soon,” reads part of the email.The issue is believed to have hampered service delivery in the President’s media team, as evidenced by delayed relay of important information about State House activity to different media outlets.In Uganda, the Presidential Press Unit is the primary source of news happening inside State House since Media Houses aren’t allowed to deploy reporters in the country’s most guarded facility.[related-posts]When contacted, Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama declined to comment on the development saying “it’s an inhouse issue that is not meant for public consumption.”“You can contact the person who sent the email and ask him exactly what he meant but I cannot make a comment on such an issue that needs to be resolved from inside. It’s not for public consumption,” Wanyama said on phone.last_img read more

Man City v Spurs preview

first_imgAs I sometimes now do, I’ll take a preview at one of this weekends Premier league games , this time Sunday’s clash at Eastlands between Manchester City and Spurs.After a promising start, Spurs have been lacklustre in their last two domestic fixtures, going down 2-1 to Norwich in the Capital One Cup before losing 1-0 at home to Wigan in their last league fixture, a game they won 9-1 you may recall a couple of seasons ago!City will be hoping to capitalise on Spurs’ patchy form in the Premier League when they welcome them to the Etihad on Sunday. Andre Villas-Boas’ side bounced back to form on Thursday with a 3-1 over Maribor in the Europa League, and they will enter the match with a bit of confidence on the back of that.Roberto Mancini side, whos job may be under pressure meanwhile, have stumbled in recent matches themselves – with their last outing in the league resulting in a 0-0 draw at West Ham before they were forced to come from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw with Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday.City sit in third place in the Premier League table, just two points behind leaders and cross city foes Manchester United, while Spurs are in sixth spot, five points behind City ahead of Sunday’s match.Mancini has a few fitness concerns, with Joleon Lescott and James Milner the latest to be added to an injury list that already includes David Silva, Jack Rodwell, and Micah Richards long term knee problem. Silva and Rodwell though could make a return. Tottenham also have injury worries to contend with, as a host of first-choice players battle their way back to full fitness. Younes Kaboul and Benoit Assou-Ekotto have been out since early on the campaign with injuries, while Belgian midfielder Moussa Dembele looks set to miss another week too. Scott Parker is yet to play for Spurs this term after picking up an Achilles tendon injury on his team’s pre-season tour of the USA, and Sandro is fighting a problem to be fit for the trip to Manchester.Looking for a bet, I couldn’t back City at a best price 8/13 with my worst enemies money seeing some of the defensive frailties lately. The both teams to score at 8/11 looks a fair bet, as does Spurs at 20/21 on the Asian Markets +1 meaning you get your stakes returned if the only go down by the odd goal.last_img read more

BENS BLOG Rory Campbell – Fighting to win The Ultimate Prize

first_imgIn other news:Ben’s Food Vlog 66: Gofio. A Canarian vegetable dish, said to be extremely good for one’s immune system. Tasting like a vegetable curry (Korma-ish), and served with a raw onion dip, I really do recommend it as being a delicious change. 7.5<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Over and out, B x RORY CAMPBELL (part 2 of 3)In part two of our interview with Rory Campbell he talks about the jump from a recreational punter to full time professional. Recognising your edge and exploiting it. Football clubs using analytics to drive towards their goals. Is anyone too big for you to beat? We are all contradictions. And so is Rory Campbell. Cocksure but kind. Alpha-male but open. Full of guile but a straight-shooter. Numerate but self-aware and emotionally-intelligent. A man with a great, great mind, goes all the way for us here, Blog. He opens up and let’s us deep into his ambitions, passion for The Game, and abilities and weaknesses in competition.Rory went right the way through the card at school and uni. Straight A-Stars and a degree from Oxford. Did he choose to work for a boring bank and earn a fortune, like lots of Anonymous Corporate Wallies? No. He decided to follow his dream. The hardest dream in all of The Game. The dream that so few have actually lived. But if coming true; the answer to Unlimited Wealth: BEATING THE ASIAN-LINE.The world moves forward because of people like Rory Campbell. They fight. They push. They reach out further than they ever imagined they could. And they compete at the very highest level. But really, competing with themselves, as so few others have the speed to run with them anyway. And so many others gain and learn from their struggle. Rory is David. The Asian-Line is Goliath. But whatever the result, Rory is a huge winner. His spirit of life is tangible. And he feeds those around him with his immense energy.STAR SPORTS WANT RORY CAMPBELL TO WIN BIG.RORY CAMPBELL (part 1 of 3)Rory Campbell boss of ‘C & N Sporting Risk’ left Oxford with a top degree but rather than head to a lucrative job in the city he embarked on a career trying to beat the Asian Line and sports betting. In part 1 of 3 he talks his early days betting and playing poker, spotting a competitive angle and analytics v statistics and the importance of luck.center_img RORY CAMPBELL (part 3 of 3)Rory talks about the need for a strong character in the high pressure world he lives in. Division of responsibility, dealing with losing runs, evaluating success and the danger of overreacting. Where to focus, what to bet on and when plus the differing mindsets between punters and poker players.last_img read more

Event Focus Treatment of Minorities by US Legal System

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: DavidMedinaPHONE: (713) 348-6753EMAIL: dmedina@rice.eduEVENT FOCUS: TREATMENT OF MINORITIES BYU.S. LEGAL SYSTEMRacial Profiling, CourtroomSentencing, Other Issues to be AddressedUnity, Journalists of ColorInc. is sponsoring a town hall meeting to discuss the treatment of minorities bythe U.S. legal system, such as courtroom sentencing and racial profiling, and toexplore methods to combat stereotyping and discrimination.Titled “Unequal Justice: The Administration of theLaw,” the town hall meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 20, from 6 to 7:30p.m. at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. The event is free andopen to the public.Panelists include Sonny Skyhawk, writer, filmproducer and activist; Rick Dovalina, national president of League of UnitedLatin American Citizens; Karen Narasaki, executive director of the NationalAsian Pacific American Legal Consortium; Roger Clegg, vice president for Centerfor Equal Opportunity; Ted Shaw, associate director of counsel of NAACP; andAlberto Gonzales, state supreme court justice.The town hall meeting will act as the openingevent of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ annual conventionwhich will be held in the Westin Oak Hotel in the Galleria.Unity: Journalists of Color Inc. is a strategicalliance of journalists of color acting as a force for positive change toadvance their presence, growth and leadership in the fast-changing global newsindustry. This alliance is comprised of four organizations: Asian AmericanJournalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, theNative American Journalists Association and the National Association of HispanicJournalists.For more information, please call David Medina at(713) 348-6753 or email at dmedina@rice.edu.last_img read more

Rice U students focus on floods

first_img Alfonso Morera, an electrical and computer engineering senior at Rice University, wires a control box at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen. The box is one component of a wireless flood monitoring system designed and built by students in collaboration with the City of Houston. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) A team of Rice University students have developed an inexpensive flood monitoring system that can be deployed around a city to help first responders anticipate trouble spots during extreme weather. Members are, from left, adviser Gary Woods and students Justin Bryant, Alexandra Du, Alfonso Morera, Neil Seoni, Alexander Kaplan, Nicholas Lester, Jerry Lin and Kevin Wu. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0408_FLOOD-1-WEB-v7g8e1.jpgA team of Rice University students have developed an inexpensive flood monitoring system that can be deployed around a city to help first responders anticipate trouble spots during extreme weather. Members are, from left, adviser Gary Woods and students Justin Bryant, Alexandra Du, Alfonso Morera, Neil Seoni, Alexander Kaplan, Nicholas Lester, Jerry Lin and Kevin Wu. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) A team of Rice University students have developed an inexpensive flood monitoring system that can be deployed around a city to help first responders anticipate trouble spots during extreme weather. Members are, from left, adviser Gary Woods and students Justin Bryant, Alexandra Du, Alfonso Morera, Neil Seoni, Alexander Kaplan, Nicholas Lester, Jerry Lin and Kevin Wu. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Share1NEWS RELEASEEditor’s note: Links to video and high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduRice U. students focus on floodsEngineering team develops remote sensors to keep real-time eye on roads and neighborhoodsHOUSTON – (April 4, 2019) – When heavy rains come, as they inevitably do, it will be helpful for homeowners to know when a surge of floodwater is heading their way.A team of senior engineering students at Rice University is working to make that technology real. They are developing a real-time, web-enabled system to monitor flood levels throughout a municipality like Houston, which has suffered three damaging floods in recent years, topped by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.The students have developed a set of wireless stations that communicate with a base to report on flooding at their locations. The stations have several components: A solar-powered wireless transmitter that can ride high atop a utility pole, with a rubber conduit that stretches down the side and connects the station to a water-level rain gauge and pressure sensor, and software developed by the students that gathers data sent by the remote stations and reports on what they see.A set of sensors spread throughout a city can provide authorities with the information they need to respond to a flood in progress. Initially, the sensor nodes are set to report local conditions every five minutes, but that can be adjusted as needed, according to the team.Naturally, Houston is interested. For that reason, the Houston Solutions Lab, a partnership between Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the city of Houston, is sponsoring the initiative being developed as a senior capstone project at the university’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen. Rice alumna Joan Gurasich ’68 is also a sponsor.The students will demonstrate their work at the annual George R. Brown School of Engineering Design Showcase, at which more than 80 teams will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes. The event will be open to the public from 4:30 to 7 p.m. April 11 at Rice’s Tudor Fieldhouse. Alfonso Morera, an electrical and computer engineering senior at Rice University, wires a control box at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen. The box is one component of a wireless flood monitoring system designed and built by students in collaboration with the City of Houston. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Return to article. Long DescriptionAlfonso Morera, an electrical and computer engineering senior at Rice University, wires a control box at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen. The box is one component of a wireless flood monitoring system designed and built by students in collaboration with the City of Houston. Photo by Jeff FitlowSenior members of the team – Alexandra Du, Alex Kaplan, Neil Seoni, Alfonso Morera and Kevin Wu – are all electrical and computer engineering majors, and are being advised by Gary Woods, a Rice professor in the practice of computer technology and electrical and computer engineering.To some degree, Du said, the system mimics that developed by Rice’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education & Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center to monitor flood levels along Houston’s bayous, but with much less expensive, off-the-shelf components.Along with the software, the students designed and built several simple PC boards to connect sensors and solar cells to battery packs and a wireless transmitter. But in total, each station shouldn’t cost more than a few hundred dollars, including waterproof casing to protect the electronics – and less if the product is someday made in bulk quantities.“The individual sensors store and send information to a central location using radio, and that location will then parse through and send the data off through a cellular connection,” Du said. “We can then get that from any web interface.”Du has a personal stake in the project, as her family’s home in Katy, Texas, was flooded during Harvey.“Our goal is not so much to measure rainfall, because that’s tracked a lot,” she said. “We are much more interested in water levels on the streets and the movement of that water.”“We hope this will help tell first responders where there’s the most need and how to allocate their resources effectively,” Morera added.Woods said the project started when two Rice professors, civil engineer Leonardo Dueñas-Osorio and computer scientist Devika Subramanian, looked in vain for commercial versions of what the students have developed for their own projects. “That’s when we decided to make this a senior design project,” he said. Return to article. Long Description Return to article. Long DescriptionA team of Rice University students have developed an inexpensive flood monitoring system that can be deployed around a city to help first responders anticipate trouble spots during extreme weather. Members are, from left, adviser Gary Woods and students Justin Bryant, Alexandra Du, Alfonso Morera, Neil Seoni, Alexander Kaplan, Nicholas Lester, Jerry Lin and Kevin Wu. Photo by Jeff FitlowWoods said there’s no reason the proof-of-concept can’t be scaled up. “Houston might want to have thousands of these,” he said. “This is all based on ‘internet of things‘ technology, which is getting cheaper all the time.”The students plan to have a small set of sensors set up around campus by the end of the spring semester, and hope to deploy a larger set in a Houston neighborhood prone to flooding, like Meyerland, over the summer.The project won’t end there, Woods said. It’s important enough to Rice’s Vision for the Second Century, Second Decade to rise to the level of a Vertically Integrated Project (VIP), signifying projects that require several years to complete and allow for mentorship between faculty, seniors and underclassmen. Accordingly, the three underclassmen who are part of the project — sophomore Nicholas Lester, Jerry Lin and Justin Bryant — will be expected to carry it forward over the next few years.-30-Read about the project at http://oedk.rice.edu/Sys/PublicProfile/47721473/1063096Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsRelated materials:George R. Brown School of Engineering: https://engineering.rice.eduOshman Engineering Design Kitchen: http://oedk.rice.eduHouston Solutions Lab: https://houstonsolutionslab.blogs.rice.eduVideo: FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis https://youtu.be/dKTGMWj4xlwVideo produced by Brandon Martin/Rice UniversityImages for download: https://news-network.rice.edu/news/files/2019/04/0408_FLOOD-2-WEB-11gp92v.jpgAlfonso Morera, an electrical and computer engineering senior at Rice University, wires a control box at the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen. The box is one component of a wireless flood monitoring system designed and built by students in collaboration with the City of Houston. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,962 undergraduates and 3,027 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Return to article. Long Descriptionlast_img read more

The Politics of Purchases Grocery Chain Rebuilds and More – Boston News

first_img regions: Boston Last Updated Sep 25, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail The Politics of Purchases, Grocery Chain Rebuilds, and More – Boston News About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer center_img Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week.Why U.S. Grocery Chains Need More (and Better) Store-Brand Products – Harvard Business ReviewHarvard Business Review recently revealed new insights into how store-brand products enable grocers to carve out a niche for themselves among more established competitors.According to writers Marcel Corstjens and Rajiv Lal, “private-label products are essential to the profit margins of hard discounters,” like Wal-Mart, which typically sell 90 percent private-label goods compared to 15-51 percent of ordinary grocery stores, depending on where you are in the world. “Hard discounters win by only stocking products with a very high rotation.”The two point to the miraculous feat of French supermarkets, which regained a significant market share after stores began “offering affordable goods of reasonable quality.” In order for U.S. grocers to compete with hard discounters, the article notes that they “will have to offer private-label goods of the “right” quality at the “right” price. No easy feat, indeed.You can read more from Corstjens and Lal here.How Going Out Can Spur Outside-the-Box Thinking – MIT Sloan NewsroomNew research from MIT Sloan Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies Jackson Lu finds that people who have “had a close friendship or romantic relationship with a person from a culture drastically different from [their] own tend to exhibit higher creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.”“‘Going Out’ of the Box: Close Intercultural Friendships and Romantic Relationships Spark Creativity, Workplace Innovation, and Entrepreneurship” suggests that “people cannot simply ‘collect’ intercultural relationships at a superficial level, but instead must engage in cultural learning at a deep level.”Lu writes: “When in an intercultural relationship, an individual should not eschew cultural differences but rather embrace them, because such differences enable one to discern and learn the underlying assumptions and values of both the foreign culture and the home culture. Without close social interactions, it can be difficult for individuals to juxtapose and synthesize different cultural perspectives to achieve cultural learning and produce creative insights.”You can check out the rest of the article here.How We Play Politics in the Store Aisles – Carroll School NewsIn a new Journal of Consumer Research study, Carroll Assistant Professor of Marketing Nailya Ordabayeva finds that “conservatives buy products they believe will signal their own superiority (big-name brands, high price tags) while liberals buy products they hope will show their uniqueness (unconventional colors or design).”Ordabayeva’s research has “startling implications regarding the extent of our national polarization,” suggesting that people are paying very close attention to taglines like Mercedes’ “A Class Ahead” and Apple’s “Think Different.”Professor Ordabayeva’s research finds that conservative and liberal Americans have decidedly different buying patterns, with conservatives favoring well-known brands and liberals opting for more creative choices.“Better or Different? How Political Ideology Shapes Preferences for Differentiation in the Social Hierarchy,” can be found here and check out the rest of the entry on Carroll School News here. RelatedHaub Professor Featured In Article About Private Label Brand SalesDr. John Stanton, Ph.D., a food marketing professor at St. Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business, was a featured expert in a Times-Tribune article about the increase in private-label sales in grocery stores. Private label grocery products were formerly known as generic products, and they are items produced by a…January 7, 2014In “Featured Region”Religious Spending, Taking Risks, and More – Boston NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week. Shoppers with Strong Religious Beliefs Spend Less and Make Fewer Impulse Purchases – Harvard Business Review The Harvard Business School recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review that illuminates a fascinating correlation between…July 31, 2018In “Boston”Top MBA Recruiters: Boston Consulting GroupThe Boston Consulting Group is one of the largest and most well known management-consulting firms in the world. It has 85 offices in 48 countries with over 12,000 employees and is consistently ranked as one of the best companies to work for—just this year, Fortune Magazine ranked BCG third overall.…November 18, 2016In “Advice”last_img read more

Man Hurt When Dumbbell Crashed Through Windshield Has Died

first_img US Man Hurt When Dumbbell Crashed Through Windshield Has Died By The Associated Press January 26, 2017 Updated: January 26, 2017  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, N.J—A man who suffered serious injuries when a 50-pound dumbbell crashed through the windshield of his SUV earlier this month has died.State police said Wednesday that 75-year-old Jack DeCarlo died from the injuries he suffered in the Jan. 9 incident. Additional details were not released.Authorities say the Hamilton Township man was driving south on the New Jersey Turnpike near Oldmans Township when the dumbbell hit the SUV’s windshield. The vehicle then veered off the road.DeCarlo suffered serious injuries but was conscious when he was flown to a hospital. His wife, who was in the car with him, suffered minor injuries.State police are still trying to determine where the dumbbell came from and if it was intentionally thrown at the SUV. (Video Screenshot/YouTube) center_img Share Share this article Show Discussionlast_img read more

Pigs Spill Out of Semi in Colorado 25 Animals Killed

first_img Share this article US  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Pigs Spill Out of Semi in Colorado, 25 Animals Killed By Ivan Pentchoukov September 13, 2017 Updated: September 13, 2017 (CDOT) Twenty-five pigs died in the 1:15 p.m. crash, according to Glenwood Police Chief Terry Wilson, the Post Independent reported.At least 20 of the pigs were injured in the accident and some had to be euthanized, according to Tracy Trulove, a communications manager with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). (CDOT) A veterinarian was on the scene by 2:30 p.m. evaluating the injured pigs’ conditions and keeping the rest of the animals calm.The driver of the truck lost control, hit the guard rail, crossed the westbound lanes and crashed into the median barrier, tipping on its left side. (CDOT)center_img The first responders waited for a livestock hauler before the semi could be pushed back on its wheels. The driver was taken to Valley View Hospital.The surviving pigs were eventually loaded and transported away, while the dead ones were most likely to end up in a landfill.The highway was reopened five hours after the crash. Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov Pigs spilled out of a livestock truck that rolled over in Colorado on Monday, Sept. 11, snarling traffic for hours as authorities worked to clear the freeway.Close to 100 pigs sunbathed on the bike path after authorities moved them there from westbound Interstate 70, video footage from the scene shows. Firefighters sprayed the animals with water to keep them cool. Share Show Discussionlast_img read more