STHELENS RFC are delighted to announce that th

first_imgST.HELENS R.F.C. are delighted to announce that their partnership with League 13 has been extended for the 2014 season, following a successful pilot in 2012 and 2013.Saints have long been associated with bringing through some of the best young talent in the country and take great pride in ensuring they look after all of their players both on and off the field.The continuing partnership with League 13 will only serve to strengthen the commitment to their Super League club’s players.A pilot scheme was introduced in 2012 and 2013 to provide the players with better welfare than had previously been the case.The programme focused on the first team squad and included assessments of mental well-being, greater awareness of financial planning and the development of a plan for career transition.Now, on the back of that success, it has been strengthened to include Academy and Scholarship players.There will be a greater emphasis on introducing a Player Pathway, so that players have a clear idea of what they wish to achieve after rugby league and how they can accomplish it.Sessions will also be delivered to the players on compliance issues such as the use of social media, drug use and gambling.Mike Rush, St. Helens Chief Executive, said: “We share League 13’s commitment to improving player welfare and it has been that shared commitment that has made the decision to extend this initiative one of the easiest decisions we have made.“The results of the pilot scheme have been tremendous and many of our players have already benefitted in a number of ways.“I now want our young players to receive those same benefits, which will only help the club in the future.”Ernie Benbow, Chief Executive of League 13, added: “Player welfare is at the core of what League 13 wants to achieve in rugby league. We have made great strides in the game already, but there is a great deal more for us to do.“We wanted to make this a local initiative with a local flavour and have also engaged fully with the St Helens Chamber of Commerce through CEO Kath Boullen. We have also involved past players in support roles.“Considering where we were two years ago, to be in partnership with an elite club like St. Helens shows how far we have come.“We now want to continue the good work we have already done and develop the idea of a Player Pathway across Super League in concert with the RFL, so that players can develop off the field, as well as on it, and achieve great things in their career in rugby league and after it.”last_img read more

They travel to Warrington Wolves this Friday May

first_imgThey travel to Warrington Wolves this Friday (May 5, 8pm) in Round 13 of the Betfred Super League looking to record a double over their Cheshire rivals.Saints beat the Wolves 31-6 in March and will go to the Halliwell Jones Stadium full of confidence.Tickets for the clash are priced at West Terrace: Adult – £21, Concessions – £15, Junior £10 and North Stand Seating: Adult – £30.50, Concessions – £21, Junior £12 (swap upgrade is £6).Junior Member tickets are free but you must collect your swaps before you travel.Saints then make the trip to Castleford Tigers for the Sixth Round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup on May 13 (2:30pm).The tie of the round comes just a few weeks after Saints handed Daryl Powell’s men a 26-22 defeat at the Totally Wicked Stadium.It will be broadcast live on the BBC but a massive away contingent could make all the difference to your Saints chances.Advance prices for Members are Adults – £15, Concessions (students, juniors, OAPs) – £8 and advance prices for Non-Members are Adults – £18 and Concessions (students, juniors, OAPs) – £10.Once again Junior Member tickets are free but you must collect your swaps before you travel.Coach travel is free for Members and £12 for non Members.A week later it’s Magic Weekend time when Saints face Hull FC (May 20).The game kicks off at 4:45pm at St James Park and is sure to be a white hot event.Day tickets start from just £12.50 for adult Members and £25 for non-members.Concessions (over 65, full time students or serving military personnel) start at just £6.25 for members or £12.50 for non-members.Click here to find out more and take your place at one of the competition’s must see weekends.Saints then have a score to settle when Wigan Warriors come to the Totally Wicked Stadium on Thursday May 25 (8pm).The last time the two sides met, Kyle Amor was harshly sent off for a high tackle.Saints went on to produce a battling and spirited performance but ultimately fell short.Tickets for that game are already selling fast and start at just £10.And finally, Saints travel to Huddersfield Giants on May 29 to cap off a busy month! Tickets will be on sale for that game shortly.All tickets are available from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more


first_imgSaints 2019 Full Members and Saints 2019 Half and Supporter Members will have until 5pm on Tuesday June 11 to purchase their tickets before General Sale begins.YOU CAN BUY TICKETS HERE.Tickets start from just £21 for Adults, £13.50 for Concessions and £8.50 for Juniors (aged 16 and under).Members save £4 per ticket from the full match price, subject to availability, with no limit on how many tickets can be purchased.A ticket gains entry, not only to the Saints vs. Halifax fixture, but also to the Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC clash in the first Semi Final of the double-header (KO 2:00pm) and also the Women’s Challenge Cup Final (KO 11:30am).Tickets can be purchased online when sales commence, or by visiting the Ticket Sales Point at the Totally Wicked Stadium which will be located in the stadium concourse and accessed in the South East corner of the stadium, close to the main car park. The point is open from 10am-5pm, Wednesday 5 June and 9am-5pm, Thursday 6 June.The main Ticket Office located next to the Superstore will be closed while the point is in use.Please note that no telephone orders will be available during the first two days of sales (5/6 June).All online purchases will be checked against the Club’s Membership database, the lead booker must be a 2019 Member. Any tickets purchased by non-members will not be processed. Remaining tickets will then go onto General Sale, online after 5pm Tuesday June 11 and via phone or the Ticket Office when it re-opens at 9am on Wednesday June 12 (subject to availability).Coach Travel is also available and is priced at £9 for Members and £11 for non-members and can be purchased alongside your match ticket. The coach will depart the Totally Wicked Stadium at midday.Should Saints Women qualify for the Final, a number of coaches will depart at 9:45am to attend the match. Please contact the Club for further details.Ticket prices and the available blocks can be seen in the stadium map below.Prices: Cat 1 (Non-member) REDCat 1 (2019 Full & Supporter Members Discount)REDCat 2 (Non-member) YELLOWCat 2 (2019 Full & Supporter Member’s Discount)YELLOWCat 3 (Non-member) BLUECat 3 (2019 Full & Supporter Member’s Discount)BLUEAdults£45£41£35£31£25£21Concessions£35£31£25£21£17.50£13.50Juniors (16 & under)£25£21£20£16£12.50£8.50Please note: Tickets for this match are fully allocated, this means fans will be given a specific seat associated to their ticket in their chosen block. Please be aware of this when buying for a group, as any tickets will only be placed together when purchased in the same order at the same time.  When buying online, the best available seats will be automatically selected when purchasing from the current available block. Tickets in specific blocks of tickets are only available via a specific method of purchase below: CAT 3 JU1 – AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLYJU 2 – AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLYLL3 – AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLYML1 – AVAILABLE VIA TICKET SALES POINT ONLYML2 – AVAILABLE VIA TICKET SALES POINT ONLYKU1 – AVAILABLE VIA TICKET SALES POINT ONLYCAT 2 LL2 – AVAILABLE VIA TICKET SALES POINT/ONLINECAT 1 LL1 – AVAILABLE VIA TICKET SALES POINT ONLYSubject to availability.Juniors under the age of two are not required to purchase a ticket but parents or guardians must claim a free ticket for them from the Ticket Office to gain entry to the fixturePlease note: Concessions are Senior Citizens 65 and over, Students upon production of a valid student card and Serving Military with valid ID.Ambulant Disabled supporters can purchase their tickets from the Club and are entitled to a complementary carer ticket on production of a valid ID.Wheelchair supporters are also entitled to a complementary carer ticket and need to contact the Club to purchase.Disabled tickets are priced depending on age.Please note: The Club Ticket Office will also close early, at 4pm Tuesday 4 June.last_img read more

Deputies Man crashes car fires shots into air and gets naked

first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man crashed into another car in New Hanover County Thursday night, fired shots into the air and then got naked, according to deputies.It all happened in the area of Market Street near Torchwood Boulevard and Bayshore Drive.- Advertisement – New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer said after the initial crash, the man in the car that hit the other got out and shot four or five times into the air.That’s when Brewer said the man got naked and ran into the woods nearby. The man then ran back to the car and got dressed.By then, deputies confronted the man and took him into custody. The spokesman said no one was hurt.Related Article: Woman accused of stealing from Walmart in Monkey JunctionNo word yet on who the man was or what charges he may face.last_img read more

Report Dont Post Pender Co officials push to ensure school safety

first_imgPENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Sheriff’s Office and Pender County Schools are launching a “Report, Don’t Post” effort trying to get the community to ensure school safety.A spokesperson for the school system says they have created a website as a resource for students, parents, staff, and the community.- Advertisement – You can use the website to send information to school officials and law enforcement.users can also find information on school safety measures and other national resources.The district is also in the process of creating an app with the same features.last_img

Cops raise money for Special Olympics at Krispy Kreme

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is back at the Krispy Kreme in Wilmington for their annual “Cops on Top” fundraiser.For just $5, you can join the officers in this tasty give back. The cops are usually on the roof for the fundraising fun but not this weekend.- Advertisement – Each year, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office supports the Special Olympics of North Carolina.Visit the Krispy Kreme, located at 2822 S College Road, before 5 p.m. on Saturday and walk away with a dozen delicious donuts.“It’s very fulfilling to me personally because everything we are doing is going to a very good cause,” said Deputy Gene Keith Moore. “If you meet some of these kids, it’s very heart warming.”Related Article: Woman gets at least 12 years for sexually abusing kidsDonations support the Special Olympics of North Carolina, which ensures athletes have access to the equipment and training they need.Make sure to stop by Saturday for a treat!last_img read more

No Quarter plans to rock the Wilson Center

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Almost five months later, some Cape Fear Community College students are still bracing the impacts of Hurricane Florence damage but, one iconic band traveled miles to support.No Quarter is planning to put on a rocking show at the Wilson center, Saturday night. The proceeds will help CFCC students get the resources they need to stay in school and complete their education.- Advertisement – Each band member will bring the four men of Led Zeppelin to life.“I was apart of hurricane relief with Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina years back so, I got it and I was like so, what can we do?,” said Band Member Bryan Christiansen. “Can we route ourselves on a tour of the East Coast and come down and help. The next thing I know, I was told that we could and now we’re here.”An online auction of art, collectibles and so much more is also being hosted to help families across the Cape Fear rebuild.  Check out more details here.last_img read more

Leicester City are favourites to sign Robben

first_img SharePrint According to reports in the English media, Leicester City FC have emerged as favourites to sign veteran Dutch winger Arjen Robben on a free transfer. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid player will bid farewell to Bayern Munich after the German Cup final against RB Leipzig.PSV Eindhoven have also shown interest in the 35-year-old who became one of Bayern Munich’s most important players since his £22m transfer from Real Madrid in 2009. Robben played 337 matches in ten seasons for the Bundesliga giants and managed 147 goals during his spell.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

This is Motorola Mobilitys new Googleized logo design

first_imgAdvertisement Motorola Mobility confirmed it is ditching its red button “M” logo in favor of something much more colorful. As you can see from the image below, the company’s new logo sports a rainbow-color circle with the familiar M inside. The company also ditched its boring italicized “MOTOROLA,” and opted for an all lowercase “motorola” with a thinner font style. There’s also the added “a Google Company” tagline, too  – Advertisement – Credit: Venture Beatlast_img

Asus Launches New ZenFone 3 Series Smartphones

first_imgAdvertisement After circulating teaser videos of the ZenFone 3, Asus has finally introuduced their newest line in the ZenFone 3, coming in three variants; ZenFone 3, the ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra.Asus kicked off the press day at the Computex trade show in Taipei with an absolutely enormous lineup of products, with their newest smartphones all of which share a similar, seamless metallic design but come in very different sizes, Mashable reports.ZenFone 3, is a mid-ranger, with a 5.5-inch full HD display screen, a 16-megapixel camera on the back, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB of RAM while the ZenFone 3 Deluxe comes with a 5.7-inch full HD display screen, a 23-megapixel back camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, an Adreno 530 GPU, 6GB of RAM and a fingerprint scanner and finally the ZenFone Ultra which falls between the other two; sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 23-megapixel camera, and a fingerprint scanner too. – Advertisement – According to Mashable, what sets it (ZenFone Ultra) apart, is its 6.8-inches HD resolution display screen size, probably the largest Android device that calls itself a phone instead of a tablet.[related-posts]With it’s 4,600mAh battery that keeps it running for a long time can even be used to charge other devices, at up to 1.5A.According to Android Authority, the starting prices range from 249 USD to 499 USD.Here is a quick specs:ZenFone 3ZenFone 3 DeluxeZenFone 3 UltraDisplay5.5 Inch 1920 X 1080 LCD Display Screen5.7 Inch 1920 X 1080 super AMOLED Display Screen6.8 Inch 1920 X 1080 IPS LCD Display ScreenProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 625 processorQualcomm Snapdragon 820 processorQualcomm Snapdragon 652 processorRAMUp to 4GBUp to 6GBUp to 4GBROMUp to 64GBUp to 256GBUp to 128GBCamera16 mega-pixel rear camera with Sony IMX298 sensor23 mega-pixel rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensor23 mega-pixel rear camera with Sony IMX318 sensorConnectivity·         802.11ac Wi-Fi.·         Bluetooth V4.2.·         Upto CAT 6 LTE.·         USB 2.0 Type-C connector.·         802.11ac Wi-Fi.·         Bluetooth V4.2.·         Upto CAT 13 LTE.·         USB 3.0 Type-C connector.·         802.11ac Wi-Fi.·         Bluetooth V4.2.·         Upto CAT 6 LTE.·         USB 3.0 Type-C connector.Battery3000 mAh3000 mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.04600 mAh with Quick charge 3.0ColourGold, Black, White and BlueGold, Silver and GreyGrey, Sliver and Pinklast_img read more

BENS BLOG Greyhound Racing heaven at Mildenhall

first_img[dropcap]B[/dropcap]log, when I die, I want to go to the greyhound track and betting-ring in the sky. And when I’m there, it’ll be a real track, with real dog-people, who love a bet, and live on the hustle and bustle, and community of the betting-ring. There’ll be some bookies that laugh and joke between races, punters will call bets in from the stand, kennel-hands wander into the ring to have a tenner on, and there’s some cracking fish and chips served in the restaurant. And I think, Blog, just for one night, I visited paradise this evening, at Mildenhall dogs arrival, we were greeted by the most friendly receptionists, who couldn’t do enough to guide us around the stadium. The bookies in the ring immediately came over for a chat, us having remembered each others’ faces from different duels around the country. On eating in the restaurant, it occurred to me, to possibly direct the management, of the powerhouse that is Romford, to go and check the place out, and learn how to serve up, nothing short of EXCELLENT, and superb value grub (3 x courses for £15.95). All, with a genuine pride and love for their track, on their faces. This wasn’t some kind of awful six-packer, piss-up venue, where the racing was an aside; it was a real dog-track.Mildenhall are currently battling to keep their stadium open. It has stood there, without a valuable BAGS contract, in the most remote area of Suffolk, for generations. But now, decades later, this peaceful little haven, that seems to survive, not for financial gain, but because they are dog-racing people that don’t know any other way, is being threatened by an ahh nahh mah rahts person, who is moaning about the noise. This awkward being has recently moved to the area. Well, why buy the house then, you fool? This was all clear to you before, wasn’t it?! You don’t buy a house in Staines and then moan about Heathrow noise. The track hasn’t just magic’d up out of the ground! And the council have ordered the track to be closed. It has actually happened. How frightening, Blog. This would threaten so many decent people’s well earnt and long-standing livelihoods. The owners are obviously appealing the ridiculous decision in Europe, and we, as part of the racing world, can only hope for the very best for them…Oh Blog, I do so hope we aren’t writing a Mildenhall obituary soon. That really would be SO depressing…GOOD LUCK, MILDENHALL. MARCH ON AGAINST THE LEFTIES.Over an out, B xlast_img read more


first_img[dropcap]C[/dropcap]razy old day at York on Tuesday with a result that stunned even the usual after-timing merchants.The search is still on across punterland to find anyone who backed 50/1 Arabian Queen to beat Golden Horn. In lottery terms – it was a rollover.Needless to say Gleneagles didn’t turn up (again) which was a huge anti-climax for both the York crowd and racing in general.The going remains good to soft at the Knavesmire ahead of the day two action and further heavy rain is predicted later in the week.11 fillies go to post for today’s feature race, the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at 3.40pm and unlike yesterday’s main event it looks a competitive betting heat.There’s plenty of collateral form on offer but there can be little doubt that the biggest improver in the race is the Hugo Palmer trained Covert Love who bids to extend her unbeaten sequence to five.Amazing to think that she was only fifth of 12 on debut at Lingfield last season when going off a 33/1 chance and still looked in need of the race first time out this season when winning her maiden at Chelmsford.Since then she has been a revelation – winning a handicap at York, a Listed race at Newcastle and then hitting the jackpot with her win in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh last time out over today’s trip and similar ground.On that evidence she should again account for Jack Naylor and Curvy who were second and third.The race has a strong international contingent including the Irish 1000 Guineas winner Pleascach and the French raider Sea Calisi who is hard to assess but looked good when winning a Group 2 at Saint-Cloud last time out.I had a massive run for my money with Bondi Beach yesterday both in the race and in the subsequent stewards inquiry but unfortunately just came up short.Today, I’m keeping it simple and going with Covert Love. After all there can’t be another 50/1 big race shock at the Knavesmire. Can there ?RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK COVERT LOVE for 5 points at around 11/4 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 147.43 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more


first_img[dropcap]N[/dropcap]othing like June weather is there…… and this is nothing like June weather.The French Open semi-finalists playing in tracksuits and a real chill in the air in Surrey ahead of the Derby weekend at Epsom.So it’s turned out nice again The weather may well play a big part in the downfall of the Oaks favourite Minding who goes to post an uneasy market leader for the third Classic of the season at 4.30pm this afternoon.Not much has gone right for Aidan O’Brien’s filly since she romped home in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.She was beaten a head at 4/9 in the Irish 1000 Guineas (the pair finished 10 lengths clear) and after the race it was reported that she clanged her head leaving the stalls causing a sinus to break.It was also, significantly, soft ground at the Curragh and those taking on Minding today must cling to the belief that she won’t be as effective on the softer underfoot conditions.It’s not soft but it is good to soft, soft in places and further showers cannot be ruled out.There’s also the issue that the Curragh race came just 12 days ago and the race is not immune from a shock as we saw with a 50/1 winner last year.Whilst there is every indication that Minding will get the 1m 4f trip – we don’t know for sure yet and remember that this is no ordinary 1m 4f. It’s around the roller-coast track that is Epsom. The roller-coasters are not just on the inner fairground.In short, I have to look elsewhere. She is without doubt the class horse of the race but we may see a different filly today than the one who strolled home at Newmarket over a mile on good ground.Skiffle each-way is the one for me. She was supplemented after winning a Listed race at Goodwood (1m 2f) and stamina will also be on our side. She’s lightly raced but also likely to make significant further improvement.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK SKIFFLE 5 points each way at SP with Star SportsLatest bet: -12.00 pointsWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

US PGA Miss The Cut Dont Miss Out

first_imgMISS THE CUT – DON’T MISS OUTAll eyes on Bethpage Black course this week for the US PGA. Defending champion is Brooks Koepka.At Star we have come up with a fantastic promotion – if your player misses the cut – we’ll give you a FREE BET for the same stake (max £25 see below) to be used later in the week. Bets must be placed before the close of play after the first round.TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) This promotion is for new and existing account holders. It applies to the US PGA – tournament winner market only.(2) Applies to pre-tournament singles (tournament winner market only) placed between 9am on Tuesday 14 May until the completion of the first round (scheduled for Thursday).(3) The offer will be activated if your player misses the cut. We will give you a FREE BET to the same stake (up to maximum £25 for win bets. For each-way bets only the win part applies, again to maximum £25). Please note only one bet per customer qualifies for this offer. The Free Bet is valid until the conclusion of the US PGA (scheduled for Sunday).(4) If, for any reason, the event(s) do not take place or are declared void for betting purposes this offer will also be voided.(5) Offer does not apply where any stake has been cashed out.(6) Usual Star Sports Betting Rules and Terms and Conditions apply, these can be viewed at The bonus Free Bet, if successful, will be credited within 48 hours, direct to your online account.(8) Free Bets may not be used in conjunction with any other current promotion.(9) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse any Free Bet promotion at any point.(10) Free Bet stakes are not returned with winnings.(11) Free Bet awards cannot be exchanged for cash.(12) Free Bet awards can be used online, tablet or mobile only.(13) The Free Bet must be used within the timeframe specified on the promotion details and may not be either part used or carried forward.(14) This promotion can only be used once per person and per account. Only one bonus can be awarded per person, household, shared computer or shared IP address. In the event of a customer opening more that one account to claim multiple offers we reserve the right to suspend/close duplicate accounts and void any bets placed.(15) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse this promotion at any point.(16) If you have any further questions about this promotion you can contact our customer service team read more

Expert Womens role in Easter story

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduWomen’s role in holiday featured in ‘Easter in Memory of Her’Easter event features the women in the biblical storyHOUSTON – (March 5, 2013) – Later this month, nearly 70 percent of Americans will celebrate the religious aspect of Easter. Most of the celebrated and familiar stories of the Easter tradition cast males in the supporting roles, from the Last Supper with the disciples to Judas’ betrayal to Peter’s denial and the thieves’ redemption. But women played a role in Jesus’ life, too.Rice University religious historian April DeConick is available to discuss the role women played in the Easter story, including Mary the Mother of Jesus, the woman at the well, the woman with the nard, Mary of Bethany and Mary Magdalene.“Much of my research and teaching is devoted to understanding how marginalized, forbidden and forgotten people and communities illuminate the central issues and historical features of religious traditions,” DeConick said. “The story of women recorded in the ancient sources simply cannot be understood at face value since the texts were written by male leaders in emerging churches who had their own interests to front and authority to assert and maintain. So it must be reconstructed and reimagined carefully from what the ancient sources tell us and from what they don’t.”DeConick, along with Betty Adam, has written “Easter in Memory of Her,” a one-hour production by the nonprofit organization Brigid’s Place that features the women in the biblical story. Members of the Houston Chamber Choir Singers will perform the musical, with original score, at Houston’s Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave., from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30.DeConick, the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies, is also the author of “Holy Misogyny: Why the Sex and Gender Conflicts in the Early Church Still Matter” (New York: Continuum 2011) and is writing another book, “The Ancient New Age: How Gnostic Spirituality Revolutionized Religion in Antiquity and Modern America.”Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.To schedule an interview with DeConick, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6327.-30- This news release can be found online at Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsRelated materials:DeConick biography: talks about her translation of the Gospel of Judas in a “Campus Conversations” interview with Rice President David Leebron: 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 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to last_img read more

MITs New Free Online Sloan Course and More – Boston News

first_imgMIT’s New Free Online Sloan Course, and More – Boston News RelatedMIT Faculty Director Explains Wave of “Alt” Jobs – Boston NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week. How Transportation Disruption and Electric Vehicles Can Slash Greenhouse Gases – Questrom School of Business Blog BU Questrom Professor of the Practice and Director of the university Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE)’s Peter…November 7, 2018In “Boston”Why Mission Matters at MIT Sloan School of BusinessThis post has been republished in its entirety from original source How important is a business school’s mission statement to the experience of its students? According to recent graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, the school’s mission—to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve…June 9, 2015In “Featured Home”An Introduction To The World of MIT Sloan FinTechEveryone knows that finance has always been a prominent staple of business school, but it’s also been a bit of an “old-school” science. In recent years, the role of technology in business increased dramatically as computers, big data and business analysts have entered the arena. These developments have opened up…July 10, 2017In “Featured Home” Let’s explore the most interesting stories to emerge from Boston business schools this week.Free Online MIT Sloan Course Explores the Future of Work – MIT Sloan Ideas That MatterAutomation, globalization, and new technologies can drastically change the future of the working world. In response to the growing sense of uncertainty about work’s future, a free online course created by a group of MIT Sloan experts explores how we can exert influence over the shape and form our future work will take.Entitled “Shaping Work of the Future,” the course will focus on how technology is disrupting work and how we can adapt technology to augment rather than replace human work.Professor of Work and Organization Studies at Sloan, Thomas Kochan asserts, “There’s no iron law of technology and no iron law of globalization. We can influence how these things play out and manage them better. But we’ve got to understand what the choices are, and we’ve got to get people really energized and taking actions to shape these forces.” The course is open to the public and was designed to accommodate the global scope of the topic. Kochan adds: “We need to get a message out to people around the world, young workers, but even more to experienced workers and leaders of business and government, that we can influence the future of work. We don’t see enough people understanding that they really can have an influence over these issues and have an impact.”You can read more from the recent article here.HBS Research Addresses Innovation Problem in Frontier Markets – Harvard Business ReviewNew Harvard Business School research on emerging markets reveals how market-creating innovation not only generates growth for companies but also galvanizes infrastructure, cultivates institutions, and mitigates corruption.Contrary to popular opinion hat a society must “fix” its structures and institutions in order to foster innovation, authors Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, and Karen Dillon present the argument that innovation is the process by which a society develops. Thus when a country encounters roadblocks to prosperity despite activity within its borders, the country may not have a development problem—they might have an innovation problem.“Market-creating innovations don’t wait for such obstacles to be removed by resources that are pushed in. They essentially pull in the necessary resources—creating workarounds or funding the infrastructure and institutions needed to deliver their products—even if those efforts are not initially supported by the local government.”MicroEnsure’s Richard Leftley remarks on the power of innovation, “It’s difficult to run a ruler over things you can’t see. But when you strip away the layers of conventional thinking about what’s not possible and start to re-imagine what is, you can begin to create something really powerful. And that, in turn, has the potential to change the world.”Check out the rest of the HBR article here.BC Alum Takes Home Cox Conserves Heroes Award – Carroll School of Management NewsBC Carroll alum Shavel’le Olivier, ’14, is the new co-chair of the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition’s Vigorous Youth program. In her role, Olivier coordinates volunteers, research, writing grants, planning events, and handles administration. This past fall, Olivier was awarded the Cox Conserves Heroes Award, presented by Boston 25 News in partnership with Cox Enterprises and the Trust for Public Land. The award recognizes a local environmental volunteer for work improving outdoor spaces. Along with the honor, Olivier received $10,000 to donate to MFFC.Olivier credits her Boston College experience with boosting her leadership skills in unexpected ways.“Those classes gave me a foundation that helped me explore how I am a leader—and that leaders are not [shaped by] cookie cutters, with shared characteristics, like being outgoing or able to talk a lot. You can be a leader by focusing on your strengths.”Olivier also credits mentors such as Vivien Morris, the founder and co-chair of MFFC and community engagement manager for the Carroll School’s Joseph E. Corcoran Center for Real Estate and Urban Action. “These women in different leadership positions were inspirational to me. They encouraged me and made me more comfortable taking on more leadership roles.”You can find out more about Olivier’s work here. Last Updated Feb 12, 2019 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img regions: Boston 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 last_img read more

Study Most Drivers Not Just Young Are Taking Risks

first_img Share this article US DETROIT—Young drivers aren’t alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths.Well over half of drivers in every age group have texted behind the wheel, run a red light or driven faster than the speed limit in the last 30 days, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.Younger drivers are the worst offenders. Eighty-eight percent of drivers ages 19 to 24 admitted to at least one of those behaviors. But even mature drivers skirted the rules more often researchers expected. For instance, 10 percent of drivers between 60 and 74 have texted or sent email from behind the wheel, while 37 percent of drivers over 75 said they’d driven through a light that had just turned red.“It was a surprise that there were relatively high rates of these behaviors among the drivers we think of as safer,” said Lindsay Arnold, a research associate with the AAA Foundation.Arnold said the responses were similar to those in past years, indicating a troubling trend. In 2015, U.S. traffic deaths rose 7 percent to 35,092, the largest single-year increase in five decades. They’re expected to rise again in 2016 when that data is finalized.“It points to the need to improve driver behavior if we’re going to reverse this alarming trend,” Arnold said. Teen driver education campaigns have had some success, foundation spokeswoman Tamra Johnson said. Now the organization is considering the best ways to reach drivers of other ages.The study found broad agreement on some issues. Eighty-seven percent of drivers said they have never driven when they thought they were close to the legal alcohol limit. Ninety-five percent said they had never driven within an hour of using marijuana. Eighty-eight percent of drivers say it’s unacceptable to drive without a seat belt, and 82 percent support laws requiring motorcycle riders to wear helmets.Black Suv Beside Grey Auv Crossing the Pedestrian Line during Daytime (File Photo) Black SUV beside crossing the pedestrian line during daytime (File Photo)But drivers’ behavior sometimes contradicted their own instincts. More than three-quarters of drivers say it’s unacceptable to text or email while driving, but 31 percent had done so in the last month and 8 percent do so often. Ninety-six percent of drivers say drowsy driving is a serious safety threat, but 29 percent had recently driven when they were so tired they had trouble keeping their eyes open.The study questioned 2,511 licensed drivers aged 16 and over. Among its findings: The youngest drivers—those ages 16 to 18—were less likely to engage in speeding, running red lights or texting while driving than drivers in their 20s through 50s.Eighty-three percent of drivers—and 86.5 percent of drivers 75 or older—said they were more careful than other drivers on the road.Just over half of drivers feel seriously threatened by drivers talking on cell phones, but 68 percent made a call while driving in the last 30 days.Drivers ages 40-59 were the most likely to use a hands-free phone in the car. Drivers ages 16-18 and 75 or older were the most likely to hold their phones and talk while driving.Twenty-three percent of drivers—and 36 percent of those ages 19 to 24—think it’s acceptable to drive 15 mph over the speed limit on a freeway. Forty-six percent of drivers say they have driven that fast on a freeway in the last 30 days.Sixty percent of drivers say people who drive after using illegal drugs are a serious threat, but just 34 percent say the same about people who drive after using prescription drugs.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Sharecenter_img Study: Most Drivers, Not Just Young, Are Taking Risks By The Associated Press February 15, 2017 Updated: February 15, 2017 FILE – This Sept. 28, 2010 file photo shows a stop sign camera at the Top Of Topanga overlook in Topanga, Calif. Well over half of drivers in every age group have texted behind the wheel, run a red light or driven faster than the speed limit in the last 30 days, according to a new study released on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) Show Discussionlast_img read more

Judge Orders Investigation Into Whether Clinton Lawyers Destroyed Evidence

first_img A Maryland judge ordered the state bar on Sept. 11 to investigate three lawyers who allegedly helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delete emails amid a federal investigation.The order was in response to complaints against Clinton lawyers David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills, and Heather Samuelson. According to The Washington Times, Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said the state bar couldn’t dismiss the allegations without investigating.The three Clinton lawyers are licensed to practice law in Maryland, according to The Baltimore Sun, and if the commission determines they are guilty of misconduct, they could face professional sanctions.“There are allegations of destroying evidence,” Harris said at a Sept. 11 hearing, according to The Washington Times, adding that state rules require the bar to investigate complaints.The complaint was brought to the court by attorney Ty Clevenger, who has been pursuing sanctions against Clinton and her legal team, and pushing the FBI to release details on its investigations into Clinton.Clinton was under federal investigation for her use of a private email server when she served as secretary of state. It began with investigations into her actions—or lack of actions—during the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi that killed four Americans including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. The investigation grew more serious after Clinton deleted 33,000 emails, and after her staff destroyed data, phones, and laptops that were requested by investigators. During a July 2, 2016, hearing, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) noted some of the evidence destroyed by Clinton and her team, which he said should have been grounds to prosecute Clinton for obstruction of justice.Ratcliffe read from official FBI reports what evidence had been destroyed. Share Judge Orders Investigation Into Whether Clinton Lawyers Destroyed Evidence By Joshua Philipp, The Epoch Times September 12, 2017 Updated: September 12, 2017 Show Discussion Ratcliffe said the State Department and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told Clinton they were seeking laptops of her lawyers, Mills and Samuelson—who are among those the Maryland judge recently gave the greenlight to investigate—and their laptops were “wiped clean with BleachBit.”BleachBit is a tool to erase data from computers.Clinton’s email archive was also wiped clean with BleachBit, after her emails were subpoenaed. And following another subpoena, someone also manually deleted her server backups.Ratcliffe said 13 of Clinton’s mobile devices were “lost, discarded, or destroyed with a hammer.”Investigators were told an Apple Macbook and thumb drive containing Clinton’s email archives had been lost. They were denied access to a personal Apple server that Clinton used for her work emails. Two BlackBerry devices given to the FBI had no SD cards and were missing their SIM cards.Ratcliffe said, at the time, “Any one of those in that very, very long list to me says obstruction of justice—collectively, they scream obstruction of justice.”Clevenger, whose request for an investigation into the matter was recently approved by the Maryland judge, argued, according to The Baltimore Sun, that Clinton’s lawyers engaged in misconduct by destroying evidence.Clevenger is a Texas attorney who lives in New York, and has in the past brought corruption accusations against both Republicans and Democrats. He is writing a book on political corruption, and views the Clinton case as a study of politically affiliated attorneys receiving special treatment.He explained his thesis to The Baltimore Sun after the hearing, that “If you are a politically prominent attorney, you are held to a different standard. I’ve seen this in Texas, California … I choose this case because I knew people would pay attention.” Follow Joshua on Twitter: @JoshJPhilipp US  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Former Secretary of State and former Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks while being honored during the Children’s Defense Fund’s Beat the Odds Celebration at the Newseum in Washington on Nov. 16, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Share this articlelast_img read more

Pentagon Suspends Very Provocative Military Exercises With South Korea

first_imgWatch Next: Trump Describes Border Wall With Mexico as a Military Asset  Rewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend certain joint military training exercises that President Donald Trump has labeled “very provocative.”The Pentagon made the announcement on Friday, indicating that two exchange program training exercises involving the United States and South Korean militaries would be put on hold indefinitely.The move comes on the heels of the summit earlier this month between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.“To support implementing the outcomes of the Singapore Summit, and in coordination with our Republic of Korea ally, Secretary Mattis has indefinitely suspended select exercises,” Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said.“This includes suspending Freedom Guardian along with two Korean Marine Exchange Program training exercises scheduled to occur in the next three months,” White said. Regarding suspension of the exercises, South Korea’s Defense Ministry said, “South Korea and the U.S. decided to delay two of KMEP (drills) indefinitely, which was going to take place within the next three months. “This is a part of follow-up measures after the North Korea-U.S. summit and South Korea-North Korea summit. There could be additional measures should North Korea follow suit with productive cooperation.”At a news conference after the meeting with Kim in Singapore, Trump announced that he would halt what he called “very provocative” and expensive regular military exercises that the United States holds with South Korea. North Korea had long sought an end to the war games.This week, the United States and South Korea said they were suspending planning for August’s Freedom Guardian exercise.Last year, 17,500 American troops and more than 50,000 South Korean troops joined the Freedom Guardian drills, although the exercise is mostly focused on computerized simulations rather than field exercises.Mattis met with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton on Friday, White said.“In support of upcoming diplomatic negotiations led by Secretary Pompeo, additional decisions will depend upon the DPRK continuing to have productive negotiations in good faith,” she added, referring to North Korea.Every spring, the United States and South Korea conduct Foal Eagle and Max Thunder drills, both of which wrapped up in May.At the Singapore talks, North Korea also agreed to allow the recovery of the remains of soldiers who went missing in action during the Korean War.On Saturday, the U.S. military began moving caskets into North Korea for the recovery of some remains, the U.N. Command in South Korea said in a statement. Share this article Share Pentagon Suspends ‘Very Provocative’ Military Exercises With South Korea By Reuters June 23, 2018 Updated: June 23, 2018 US News center_img  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video (Reuters)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

Obama Policies Aided Muslim Brotherhood in Infiltrating the Clinton Foundation

first_img Obama Policies Aided Muslim Brotherhood in Infiltrating the Clinton Foundation By Matthew Vadum August 9, 2018 Updated: August 9, 2018 Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Then-President Barack Obama addresses the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York City on Sept. 23, 2014. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images) Former President Obama’s policy of collaborating with the Egypt-based terrorist organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood appears to have helped the notorious group infiltrate Bill and Hillary Clinton’s long-embattled public charity.One apparent beneficiary of that policy was Gehad el-Haddad, a Muslim Brotherhood operative who worked at the Clinton Foundation in Egypt for five years. After the regime he was part of was overthrown, the Islamic terrorist leader received a life sentence in Egypt for sedition.Haddad is not the only Clinton Foundation employee tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational Sunni Islamist organization.Hillary Clinton’s top aide, who in recent years has followed her from job to job, is Huma Abedin. Abedin worked in the Bill Clinton-era White House and for Hillary Clinton at the State Department. She also worked at the Clinton Foundation and helped to run Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. As previously reported, Abedin has generational ties to Islamic terrorism and to the Muslim Brotherhood in particular.Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state in Barack Obama’s Cabinet from Jan. 21, 2009, to Feb. 1, 2013. The so-called Arab Spring and the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 that removed longtime U.S. ally and anti-Islamist Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt, and cleared the way for the brutal Islamic supremacist Mohamed Morsi to become Egypt’s head of state, took place on her watch and while Haddad worked for the Clinton Foundation.The U.S. Department of Justice launched a fresh inquiry earlier this year into whether the Clinton Foundation participated in pay-to-play politics while Hillary Clinton headed the Department of State, The Hill newspaper reported at the time. But the question remains: Did officials at the Clinton Foundation know about Haddad’s radical, anti-American political affiliations? We may never know with perfect certainty. Several messages seeking comment from the foundation’s headquarters in New York City went unanswered.No official investigations of Haddad, or of the extent to which the Muslim Brotherhood penetrated the Clinton Foundation, appear to have been conducted in the United States.This doesn’t surprise Clare Lopez, vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy, a think tank in Washington.Both the Clinton Foundation and the Obama administration worked closely with the Muslim Brotherhood, Lopez said, and none of this was investigated.“It was U.S. policy at that time to support the Muslim Brotherhood both domestically and abroad. The Obama administration was riddled with such influences,” Lopez said.Obama’s ambassador to Egypt, Anne W. Patterson, “worked with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood hand-in-glove–so did the Clinton Foundation,” Lopez said. “Obama’s White House and Hillary Clinton’s Department of State intended, wanted, supported the Muslim Brotherhood taking power in” Egypt and in select countries, she added.In 2010, Obama and Clinton laid out their policy of support for the Muslim Brotherhood in a still-classified document titled “Presidential Study Directive-11,” or PSD-11. The objective of the policy, according to leaks, was to help the Muslim Brotherhood come to power in Tunisia, Libya, Syria, and Egypt. In a March 6, 2011, Washington Post column, David Ignatius wrote, “This is the president as global community organizer—a man who believes that change is inevitable and desirable, and that the United States must align itself with the new forces shaping the world.”Official SpokesmanHaddad remains politically active.He had been the principal English-language spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, a position he claims to still hold despite his current confinement. Even now, Haddad is trying to create the conditions needed for his group to return to power in Egypt, after its allies were ousted by the Egyptian military in a popular coup in mid-2013.The New York Times published an op-ed on Feb. 22, 2017, bearing Haddad’s byline. In it, he was identified as “the official spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood.” He denied the group was a terrorist organization, claiming it was “a morally conservative, socially aware grass-roots movement that has dedicated its resources to public service for the past nine decades.”Haddad was one of more than 35 Islamist defendants to receive a sentence of life imprisonment for anti-government activities from an Egyptian court in April 2015. Haddad reportedly sought to spread chaos across Egypt, in defiance of the government, that replaced the now-deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was backed by the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as then-U.S. President Obama. Morsi, like Haddad, remains imprisoned, and the briefly legal Muslim Brotherhood is once again banned in the Arab republic.Back in his Clinton Foundation days, Haddad served as “city director,” a senior communications position at the charity, from August 2007 to August 2012.The Clinton Foundation’s Climate Initiative, on which he worked, “taught Haddad about managing [a nongovernmental organization] and the role that civil society takes between the state and private sector, lessons he is applying to the Renaissance Project,” according to the online newspaper Egypt Independent.But in his final year at the Clintons’ eponymous charity, Haddad also simultaneously worked for the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian political party it backed.Haddad “officially became a senior adviser for foreign affairs in Morsi’s Freedom and Justice Party in May 2011, when he was still claiming to be employed by the Clinton Foundation,” the news website reported.Haddad’s time at the Clinton Foundation “overlapped with his official work for the Muslim Brotherhood, which began in Cairo in February 2011 when he assumed control of the Renaissance Project, a Brotherhood-backed economic recovery program.”Despite the innocuous description of the Renaissance Project, Egyptian media have reported it is actually a program aimed at implementing the radical Islamization of Egyptian society.“Renaissance is far more than the electoral program of President Mohamed Morsi or the Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party,” the Egypt Independent reported. “It is a 25-year project to reform state, business and civil society, rooted in the Brotherhood’s Islamic values but conditioned by the experiences of the project’s founders in the modern economy.”A month after Haddad left his Clinton Foundation job for a full-time position with the Brotherhood in 2012, then-President Morsi was invited to make a major address at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), a high-profile project of the foundation. Morsi gave the speech on Sept. 25, 2012, at a CGI conference in New York City.Other Haddad family members worked for the Muslim Brotherhood. Haddad himself is the son of Essam el-Haddad, who was foreign affairs adviser to then-President Morsi. Gehad’s brother, Abdullah el-Haddad, was a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood in London.Matthew Vadum is an award-winning investigative journalist and recognized expert in left-wing activism. He is the author of “Subversion, Inc.” center_img Share this article Show Discussion US News last_img read more