Month: July 2019

Mission High Basketball Team Aims for Historic WinMission High Basketball Team Aims for Historic Win

first_img Tags: education • Mission High School • sports Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0% The Mission Bears celebrate their win. The Mission High School team after their win against St. Ignatius High. Photo by Bruce HallmanGordon’s son once coached the team. When he started, she said, it wasn’t a particularly popular job, and the team was in bad shape. Their surge to new heights is thrilling for neighbors and families who support the school.“It’s our Mission. They were in the gutter 10 years ago,” Gordon said.The win was hard-fought – though Stephens reported Mission High secured an early lead, St. Ignatius took it back before being overtaken once again by the underdogs.“We knew they’d come back,” Mission High coach Arnold Zelaya told the Chronicle, “but we knew we’d respond too.”The playoff game takes place Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at 2951 Markley Ln., Fairfield, CA. center_img Mission High School basketball players are hoping to make history for their team. After beating the first-ranked, private-school opponent St. Ignatius High School on Monday, the team is headed to Fairfield on Saturday aiming to beat third-ranked Vanden High School in the last regional competition. If they do so, they’ll be headed to the statewide championships, where they’ve never been in the history of the school. Indeed, Mission High wants to be the first San Francisco public high school to earn a state title.Tuesday’s game, which Mission High won 67-57, was tense. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Mitch Stephens, a dunk in the fourth quarter by one of Mission High’s star athletes had the crowd going wild.“It was epic last night,” said spectator Kathryn Gordon. The house was packed, she said. “Everyone had been waiting a long time for this to happen.”last_img read more

JAMES Roby and James Graham have been named in theJAMES Roby and James Graham have been named in the

first_imgJAMES Roby and James Graham have been named in the 2011 Engage Super League Dream Team.Both appear for their second successive seasons and for the third time in total.Newcomers Rangi Chase of Castleford Tigers and Scott Dureau, the Catalan Dragons scrum-half, are among six debutants in the prestigious team of the year.Other new faces include the oldest player currently playing in the Engage Super League, Catalan Dragons second row Steve Menzies, who becomes the 121st player to be selected in the Super League Dream Team since 1996.Hull FC’s Tom Briscoe has earned his first selection in the squad on the wing and is joined by another debutant on the opposite flank, where Joel Monagahan of Warrington stars in only his first season in Super League. Monaghan’s team-mate Garreth Carvell is the sixth debutant in the front row.The Engage Super League Dream Team is chosen by a panel of Rugby League journalists and broadcasters who regularly cover the Engage Super League competition and is based on form throughout the regular season.Each player who has appeared in the Dream Team has been given an individual ID number and these numbers have been woven into the design of the shirt.2011 ENGAGE SUPER LEAGUE DREAM TEAM1 – Sam Tomkins (Wigan) – 2009, 2010 – 107th player2 – Tom Briscoe (Hull FC) – Debut – 116th player3 – Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC) – 2006 – 84th player4 – George Carmont (Wigan) – 2008 – 99th player5 – Joel Monaghan (Warrington) – Debut – 117th player6 – Rangi Chase (Castleford) – Debut – 118th player7 – Scott Dureau (Catalan) – Debut – 199th player8 – James Graham (St Helens) – 2008, 2010 – 102nd player9 – James Roby (St Helens) – 2007, 2010 – 94th player10 – Gareth Carvell (Warrington) – Debut – 120th player11 – Ben Westwood (Warrington) – 2008, 2010 – 103rd player12 – Steve Menzies (Catalan) – Debut – 121st player13 – Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan) – 2010 – 115th playerlast_img read more

HULL FC are inviting St Helens supporters to traveHULL FC are inviting St Helens supporters to trave

first_imgHULL FC are inviting St Helens supporters to travel in large numbers to the KC Stadium next weekend with special ticket and accommodation offers available for a special Jubilee celebration when the two teams meet in Super League on Sunday, June 3.The Saints have always embraced the journey across the M62 to East Yorkshire and have mixed well with their Hull counterparts in recent seasons, when matches between the sides have served up some truly memorable moments and plenty of drama.Now, the Black and Whites would like to extend another warm welcome to fans of last year’s Grand Finalists travelling across for the match, which will see plenty of activities and entertainment rolled out for fans of both clubs as part of special celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.And with this in mind, Hull FC have waivered the match week ticket price increase so that all adult away supporters tickets will remain priced at £23, including on the day of the game.The club have also secured a number of discounted hotel rooms courtesy of the club’s official hotelier, Hallmark Hotels, who will be offering cheaper rates exclusively to St Helens supporters wishing to stay over in Hull during the bank holiday weekend.The offer will see 4-star bed and breakfast rooms priced at just £65 for two people with complimentary bacon or sausage sandwiches after the game finishes on the Sunday.The discounted room rate will apply to supporters wishing to stay on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday nights, with fans simply needed to quote the code “MELI0306” when booking over the phone on 01482 645212.Meanwhile, the fan park will be open to supporters from 11am on the day of the game and will ensure there is plenty to do both inside and outside the ground, including fairground rides, archery, inflatables, a dog show, face painting, balloon modellers, food stalls, trampolines and a rodeo bull ride all in nearby West Park.There’ll also be the pomp and ceremony of a vintage open-top bus, plenty of flags, live music, rugby coaching sessions and much more in an event that will provide families with the perfect day out.And when fans arrive, you’ll not only be able to wander around the fan park at your leisure, you’ll also be entertained by a Queen tribute act performing inside the stadium and play your part in a raucous rendition of God Save The Queen, led by local classical singer Leroy Vickers.You can buy tickets by calling into the ticket office at Langtree Park, clicking here or but calling 01744 455 052.last_img read more

THE Saints Superstore will have a good range of EnTHE Saints Superstore will have a good range of En

first_imgTHE Saints Superstore will have a good range of England and Exiles merchandise on sale this Saturday.For one day only we will stock great England gear at reduced prices as well as the brand new 2012 Exiles Shirt.You can pick up an England home shirt for just £25 (kids at £20), as well as Training T-Shirts and Vests starting at £12 for Adults.Hoodies and Fleeces are available in limited sizes for just £20 for adults with caps and hats at just a fiver.The brand New Exiles Size 5 ball and England Size 5 and Midis will also be available in limited quantities.The shop will be open from 9am in Saturday, closing at kick-off, before reopening for an hour after the match.last_img

SAINTS Academy Tourists fly out to Australia tonigSAINTS Academy Tourists fly out to Australia tonig

first_imgSAINTS Academy Tourists fly out to Australia tonight for their bi-annual tour.They will take on St George (October 13), Central Coast (October 18 @ Wyong Leagues Club), Wests Tigers (October 20) and Penrith (October 26 @ St Mary’s) in the three-week trip – as well as visiting Sydney Swans AFL.Everyone at the club would like to wish Daniel Abram, Philip Atherton, Ricky Bailey, Tom Calland, Liam Cooper, Jonah Cunningham, Oliver Davies, David Eccleston, Lewis Fairhurst, Matthew Fleming, Liam Forsyth, Lewis Hatton, Kieron Herbert, David Hewitt, Morgan Knowles, Ross McCauley, Joseph McLoughlin, Ben Morris, James Nicholl, Daniel Richardson, Joe Ryan, Adam Saunders, Aaron Smith, Connor Smith, Jake Spedding, Bobby Williams and Chris Worrall all the best on their trip.#saintsheartbeatFor all the latest on the Tour click here.last_img read more

Jack Ashworth comes in for the injured Zeb Taia inJack Ashworth comes in for the injured Zeb Taia in

first_imgJack Ashworth comes in for the injured Zeb Taia in the only change from last week’s squad.Justin Holbrook will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Theo Fages, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor (pictured), 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.Shaun Wane will choose his Warriors side from:1. Sam Tomkins, 2. Tom Davies, 3. Dan Sarginson, 7. Sam Powell, 8. Tony Clubb, 9. Thomas Leuluai, 10. Ben Flower, 14. John Bateman, 17. Taulima Tautai, 19. Willie Isa, 20. Morgan Escare, 22. Liam Marshall, 25. Romain Navarrete, 30. Gabriel Hamlin, 34. Josh Woods, 36. Samuel Kibula, 39. Liam Paisley, 40. Joe Greenwood, 41. Chris Hankinson.The game kicks off at 7:45pm and the referee will be Robert Hicks.Tickets for the clash are now on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here. Coach travel is free for 2018 Members whilst places last.last_img read more

Brunswick high school marching bands showcase skillsBrunswick high school marching bands showcase skills

first_imgBrunswick County marching bands perform at an annual showcase (Photo: Sarah Johnson/WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Fall isn’t just for football. It’s also a time of year when many marching bands perform and compete.Though it wasn’t a competition, high school marching bands from across Brunswick County came out Tuesday night to showcase their skills at North Brunswick High School.- Advertisement – It’s an annual tradition for the three high schools to come together to perform in the showcase.The showcase was free to the public, though the North Brunswick JROTC program collected non-perishable canned goods for local food pantries at the event.North Brunswick High School Band Director Christopher Cook said it’s an important event for the students to be able to show their talents to the community.Related Article: Deputies: Suspect in custody after break-in at West Brunswick High“We showcase what we’ve done all year,” North Brunswick High School Drum Major Reagan Jernigan said. “And it’s kind of like a prideful moment for us because it isn’t really a competition, it’s a showcase. Because we often don’t get to go to show, like competitions with the rest of them, so that’s kind of fun.”“We don’t get to interact with them a lot, especially with North being a different kind of band, we don’t see them a lot so seeing all the other bands from the county is really nice,” South Brunswick High School tuba player Jack Erickson said.“As far as marching band culture, it’s a group of students that is on a team, that are working together,” Cook said.“It’s almost like a big family and it’s a lot of fun to interact with people,” South Brunswick High School trumpet player Iain Taylor said.“Band is not just music and playing,” Cook said. “It’s also teamwork and it’s life skills, and it prepares our students for the world that’s ahead.”last_img read more

ATF offers a 5k reward for gun stolen from Wilmington Police officerATF offers a 5k reward for gun stolen from Wilmington Police officer

first_img Wilmington Police Department said in October 2017 that Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone with information.Anyone with information should contact ATF at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867), email, or contact ATF through its website at Tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt® app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting  All calls and tips will be kept confidential. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of a firearm stolen from a Wilmington Police Department officer in Brunswick County.On September 30, 2017, an unidentified suspect(s) broke into a parked Wilmington Police Department vehicle and stole a machine gun. The suspect(s) fled the scene afterwards. ATF and the Wilmington Police Department are investigating this crime.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Days draw closer to popular strawberry farm seasonal openingDays draw closer to popular strawberry farm seasonal opening

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two things are sure signs of spring in our area– seasonal allergies and the opening of the Lewis Nursery and Farm for fresh berry-picking. Now, workers are busy getting ready for their opening day this Friday.“Last year, we had 95-year-olds out here picking and we had babies that were less than a week old come out,” said Farm Manager Walt Webb.- Advertisement – The farm draws hundreds of families across the Cape Fear to their 7.5 acre strawberry farm each year.A mild winter has kept the produce on track for the season.“Blueberries and blackberries actually require an amount of chilling hours so cold nights are good for us up until February 15th, when we typically start seeing blooms,” said Webb. “Anytime after that we’ll run overhead irrigation on the blueberries and we’ll cover the strawberries with row crops to protect them.”Related Article: Organizations team up, provide meals to communitiesHurricane Florence damaged farms in our region, but Webb says they have a good and early crop this year. Strawberries are usually ready by early April with blueberries and blackberries available by June.“Blueberries are a perennial plant,” said Webb. “We leave them in the ground. They are established the first 2 years and we start harvesting typically the third year. We are able to harvest them for 15 to 20 years.”Webb says opening the farm to the public is a learning opportunity.“Locality especially of produce is very important and also knowing how it’s produced and the different methods that are used to get that strawberry to the counter or to your table,” said Webb.The farm also sells homemade ice cream with fruit directly from the field. Opening day for scheduled for Friday at the Ogden location located at 6517 Gordon Road. U-pick-em will begin in early April.last_img read more

Local teen with autism wishes for birthday cards turning 18Local teen with autism wishes for birthday cards turning 18

first_imgDante and Reporter Hannah Patrick after he got around 70 birthday cards for his 15th birthday in 2016 (Photo: Linda Lee) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We have an update to a story we tell you about each year around this same time.It’s about 17-year-old Dante Brown, a New Hanover County teen with autism. He has become known around the Cape Fear and around the country for his annual request of birthday cards.- Advertisement – He absolutely loves getting birthday cards. This year, he is celebrating a big birthday. Brown is turning 18.“He say’s, ‘Mommy, I’m gonna be a man!’” Brown’s mom Linda Lee said.Again this year, his mother reached out on Facebook asking for as many birthday cards as possible for Dante. She said people have been reaching out to him on Facebook asking about his birthday this year.Related Article: Police: Woman was drunk, but no DUI for toy truck joy rideTwo years ago, he got about 500 cards from around the world.If you would like to send him a card, his address is 14 Apple Road Castle Hayne, NC 28429. Brown’s birthday is August 1.last_img read more

Singer R Kelly faces bail hearing over sex trafficking allegationsSinger R Kelly faces bail hearing over sex trafficking allegations

first_imgFILE PHOTO: R. Kelly leaves the Criminal Court Building after pleading not guilty during a hearing on eleven new counts of criminal sexual abuse, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Acker/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: R. Kelly leaves the Criminal Court Building after pleading not guilty during a hearing on eleven new counts of criminal sexual abuse, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Acker/File Photo U.S. R&B singer R. Kelly faces a bail hearing on Tuesday over federal charges that he ran a racketeering scheme trafficking women and girls for sex.In indictments unsealed in Brooklyn, New York, and Chicago on Friday, the prosecutors said Kelly, 52, forcibly kept people under his control and then intimidated witnesses and bought their silence.Kelly, already charged with sexual assault in Illinois, was taken into custody by New York City police detectives and federal agents on Thursday in Chicago.The Grammy award-winning singer is set to appear in U.S. District Court in Chicago on Tuesday for a detention hearing on both the Chicago and New York indictments. He faces counts ranging from enticing a minor, to child pornography and obstruction of justice.Kelly’s lawyer Steve Greenberg in a statement on Friday said  charges stem mostly from “decades-old” conduct and were already part of the Illinois case or previous allegations of which Kelly was acquitted.Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, who said he represents three of the victims cited in the federal indictment, on Monday said Kelly paid over $2 million to keep an alleged victim off the stand in his 2008 trial on child pornography charges. Kelly was acquitted on those charges.The federal indictment in Chicago alleges that Kelly’s acquittal followed concerted efforts by him and people around him to conceal evidence and bribe witnesses to prevent their cooperation in the investigation.Speaking at a televised news conference on Monday, Avenatti said of the three victims he represents in the federal indictments, two are in Chicago and one in New York. Avenatti said he had provided federal prosecutors evidence such as text messages as well as interviews with alleged victims of sexual assault by Kelly and others when they were 14, 15 and 16 years of age.Avenatti, who formerly represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her claim of having had an affair with President Donald Trump, faces legal problems himself, including charges of fraud and embezzlement.“For a guy who has so many issues he sure does cast stones,” Greenberg tweeted in response to Avenatti’s allegations.Derrel McDavid and Milton Brown, former members of Kelly’s entourage, were also named as defendants in the Chicago case. WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>center_img SharePrintlast_img read more

Zambia sues mobile network operators over alleged service quality failuresZambia sues mobile network operators over alleged service quality failures

first_imgAdvertisement The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has launched legal action against Airtel Zambia, MTN Zambia and Zamtel Mobile following allegations that they have failed to deliver adequate service levels to consumers.ZICTA has sued all three of the country’s mobile operators, with the watchdog’s public relations manager Ngabo Nankonde saying of its decision to do so.[related-posts] – Advertisement – ‘The authority has resolved to take remedial measures relating to enforcement of quality service in order to protect public interest in pursuant of the Information and Communication Technologies Act No.15 of 2009.’ Nankonde said.Further, Ms Nankonde noted that increased complaints from customers regarding deteriorating levels of service had prompted the start of legal action, claiming that all three operators were failing to meet minimum standards of quality service provision.Source: Telegeographylast_img read more

Mobile Monday Kampala Joins eLearning Africa to discuss the Role of theMobile Monday Kampala Joins eLearning Africa to discuss the Role of the

first_imgAdvertisement Mobile Monday Kampala announced today that this month’s edition of MoMo will be hosted by organizers of eLearning Africa at Speke Resort Munyonyo later this month.The event will feature international speakers, presenting their views, based on experiences working in Africa.“Mobility is a key component to affordability, accessibility and utility. With extremely rich learning content such as Khan Academy YouTube videos, CK12 textbooks in maths, science, chemistry, biology, GCFLearnfree – now widely available off line under Creative Commons licenses. Could newer methodologies as the “Flipped Classroom” that have stimulated higher levels of engagement between students and teachers, and learning materials in the West, be of even greater benefit to students and teachers in Africa?  And what are the prospects that such efficacies in the learning process hold for Africa’s next generation of leaders?” Reads a statement published on the MoMoKla website. – Advertisement – Related Posts[related-posts]“What role does the mobile play in the evolution and distribution of eLearning; what progress has been made; what are the bottlenecks and how can we overcome them?  ‘Africa faces an important debate about how to make the most of the new climate of opportunity and define a new narrative,’ ” the statement continues.Here’s the link to the registration page for MoMoKla.eLearning Africa will showcase the stories, experiences, research, thinking and expertise that make up the complex but thrilling picture of ICT for development, education and training in Africa today, under the overall theme of Opening Frontiers to the Future. It will be hosted by Uganda’s Ministry of ICT and supported by several partners including African Development Bank, Uganda ICT Association and GIZ.Related articles across the webSolar classrooms light up African educationVIDEO: US-Uganda architect’s vision for Kampala‘Google Fiber’ Heads to Africa –Google bringing High-Speed Internet to Kampalalast_img read more

Orange announces the winners of its big Data for Development ChallengeOrange announces the winners of its big Data for Development Challenge

first_imgAdvertisement This year’s D4D Challenge Senegal was launched under the patronage of the Senegalese Ministry of Higher Education and Research and ran from 2014 to April 2015.In conjunction with Sonatel and Orange, anonymised data samples were extracted from Sonatel’s mobile network, under the recommendations of the Commission des Données Personnelles of Senegal (Privacy Protection Commission), and made available to over 250 international research laboratories.250 universities registered for the challenge but the data was made available only to the 150 who worked on it. From these 150 teams, close to 60 high quality projects were submitted for the final competition. – Advertisement – The challenge was organised around five core questions and themes relating to health, agriculture, transportation/urban planning, energy and national statistics; identified with the Senegalese Ministries or partner institutions, and designed specifically to challenge organisations to produce solutions for the purpose of societal development and the welfare of the population in Senegal.Special consideration was also awarded for progress made in data sciences, anonymisation, big data ethics and to foster greater involvement with local organisations and promote education in this growing field.40% of the submissions received aim at improving transportation and urbanism in Senegal. Scientists also focused heavily on health with over 20% of submissions in this area. 15% of the submissions focused on national statistics with the remaining 25% spread between agriculture, energy, data visualisation and anonymisation.2014-15 D4D Challenge Senegal WinnersThe first prize goes to the University of Manchester and the Santa Fe Institute, with support from the Université Cheikh Anta Diop, winning US$5000.00 (approximately 4610.00 euros) for using mobile phone data for electrification planning. All other prize winners receive US$2000.00 (approximately 1840.00 euros) each.In addition, three projects will be launched relating to health, national statistics and agriculture that have the backing of donors and partners to continue the work proposed in the challenge to deliver tangible and enduring benefits to the people of Senegal.For the challenge itself, Orange and Sonatel provided its call data records (CDRs) covering 2013, anonymised through an intensive two-step process: these records were firstly anonymised locally in Dakar to remove all personal information; secondly, Orange and Sonatel transmitted the anonymised CDRs to its labs in Paris through a secured transfer, where the data was then packaged to prepare three data sets for the D4D challenge:Matrix of Calls between antennaSamples of customers’ mobility at the level of the 127 prefecturesAdditional small samples of mobility at the level of antennaThe competition was overseen by an External Ethics Panel comprising 12 members from across academia, business, public and non-profit organisations and the final winning entries were selected by the D4D Committee.This year’s winners of the D4D Challenge Senegal and ethics mention were announced at the NetMob Conference in Boston at the MIT MediaLab on 10 April 2015.Energy Prize + First Prize: Using mobile phone data for electricification planning The University of Manchester , Sante Fe Institute, with support from the Université Cheikh Anta DiopAgriculture Prize: Genesis of millet prices in Senegal: the role of production, markets and their failures Université catholique de LouvainHealth Prize: Uncovering the impact of human mobility on schistosomiasis (a water-based parasitic worm infection) Politecnico di Milano and Stanford UniversityNational Statistics Prize: Virtual Networks and Poverty Analysis in Senegal University of BuffaloTransport Prize: National and Regional Road Network Optimisation for Senegal Using Mobile Phone Data Delft University of TechnologyData Crossing Prize: “Using mobile phone data for Spatial Planning simulation and Optimisation Technologies (SPOT)”University d’Avignon, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Laboratorie de Traitement de I’Information, Institute for Transport Planning and Systems, Zurich, (ESPACE), Avignon, France ; CNRS, FranceData Visualisation Prize: O05, Data for Development Reloaded: Visual Matrix Techniques for the Exploration and Analysis of Massive Mobile Phone DataUniversity of Technology, SynerScope BV, Sensemaking FellowshipPractical Application Prize: Mobile Data as Public-Health Decision Enabler: A Case Study of Cardiac and Neurological EmergenciesOld Dominion University, University of Bordeaux, University of Tunis, Aalto UniversityScientific Prize + Ethics Mention: Construction of socio-demographic indicators with digital breadcrumbs Freie University Berlin, Humboldt-University BerlinProfessor Vincent Blondel, University of Louvain, Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and Chairman of the ‘D4D’ Committee, said:“One of the main hurdles still hindering progress in the field of Data for Development is enabling access to, and sharing, anonymous data in responsible ways that bring open innovation opportunities to local ecosystems. The approach demonstrated by Orange and Sonatel with D4D – by enabling multiple actors, enabling progress in a number of fields and identifying real potential for society impacts – has been really remarkable.”Alioune N’diaye, CEO, Orange Sonatel, added: “We would like to sincerely thank the community of researchers who got involved in this adventure, the project partners and the Senegal Ministers who have agreed to take part by submitting their questions, as well as those who from near or far contributed to making ‘D4D Senegal’ such a success.It shows how the ICT sector can help the development of our country. It will be a starting point for aiding the development of Senegal and helping our fellow citizens to live a better life.”Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of Global Pulse, United Nations, concluded: “A High Level Panel appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a « Data Revolution » to achieve sustainable development.Indeed, there is a tremendous opportunity in unlocking Big Data and utilising it alongside with traditional data to reveal new insights that can help combat societal challenges such as poverty, disease, and climate resilience.To deliver on the promise of big data for development, we must come together to learn to harness it safely and responsibly. D4D Senegal represents a milestone in mobilising a data revolution for sustainable development in Africa. All of the partners and participants of D4D Challenge Senegal embarked together on an effort that has yielded brilliant innovations which will inspire countless others to build upon.As part of NetMob 2015, a school hackathon was organised by MIT for IT students in parallel with MIT students in Boston, students gathered by in Paris with the support of Orange researchers, and by Sonatel in Dakar (also called D4D datathon).The School Hackathon will be run in parallel on the three continents, a first of its kind, thanks to Orange Cloud for Business securely hosting the data sets and providing processing power.last_img read more

Heres how much a guy made for owning Googlecom for 1 minuteHeres how much a guy made for owning Googlecom for 1 minute

first_imgThe Google logo. Image Credit: blogoscoped Advertisement Google’s own domain was bought from under its nose for $12 in October, and Google just revealed how much money it paid to get it back.After seeing “” available for purchase on Google Domains, Sanmay Ved went for it, and owned the most iconic domain name of all time for a grand total of 1 minute. After seeing what happened, Google quickly cancelled the purchase, and later gave him an undisclosed reward.The amount Google paid him $6,006.13 which is “Google” spelled with numbers, the company announced in a blog post. According to Business Insider, Ved donated his reward to The Art of Living India, and upon hearing that, Google doubled the amount. – Advertisement – The blog post details Google’s security awards program, where it awards people who find security flaws and bugs within Google. According to the post, the company gave out over $2 million in 2015 to over 300 researchers.[related-posts][Mashable]last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Thursday 28 FebruarySTARTERS ORDERS Thursday 28 February

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Challenges of Teaching Focus of School Reform InstituteChallenges of Teaching Focus of School Reform Institute

first_imgAddThis Share CONTACT: Mike Cinelli PHONE: (713)831-4794E-MAIL: CHALLENGES OF TEACHING FOCUS OF SCHOOL REFORM INSTITUTEPROGRAMThe intellectual and ethicalchallenges of teaching at the K-12 level will be the focus of a three-dayprogram featuring national educators in the Rice Memorial Center (RMC) at RiceUniversity.On Monday, July 20, at 8 a.m., the “Reforming Schools InstituteII” will begin with breakfast in the Grand Hall of the RMC. Bill Ayers,co-founder of the Annenberg Challenge in Chicago and professor of education andSenior University Scholar at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will deliverthe keynote address. The title of his talk is “The REAL Basics: Intellectual andEthical Challenges of Teaching.”Other national participants on the institute’s program scheduleinclude Pedro Burmudez, educational specialist with the Miami-Dade County PublicSchools; Judy Cunningham, principal of the South Lake Middle School in Irvine,CA.; Paula Howard, principal of the Fulton Academy of Geographic and LifeSciences, a K-5 American School of Reform, in Pittsburgh, PA.; and Lois Jones,principal of Oceania High School in Pacifica, CA., a school linked closely withthe Coalition of Essential Schools.All national visitors are affiliated with the AnnenbergNational Institute of School Reform. Representatives from local schools willfacilitate workshops and panel discussions. The “Reforming Schools Institute II” is sponsored by theHouston Annenberg Challenge, the Rice University Center for Education, and theCoalition of Essential Schools. In keeping with the mission of the HoustonAnnenberg Challenge, the institute’s main focus will be on teacherdevelopment.A complete list of the institute’s events will be available atMonday’s breakfast.###last_img read more

3Dprinted tissues may keep athletes in action3Dprinted tissues may keep athletes in action

first_img University graduate student Sean Bittner holds a sample of a 3D-printed scaffold that may someday help heal osteochondral injuries of the kind often suffered by athletes. The material mimics the gradient structure of cartilage to bone found at the end of long bones. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Return to article. Long Description Return to article. Long DescriptionRice University graduate student Sean Bittner holds a 3D-printed scaffold created to help heal osteochondral injuries. The initial study is a proof-of-concept to see if printed structures can mimic the gradual transition from smooth, compressible cartilage to hard bone at the end of long bones. Photo by Jeff FitlowThe gradient nature of cartilage-into-bone and its porosity have made it difficult to reproduce in the lab, but Rice scientists led by bioengineer Antonios Mikos and graduate student Sean Bittner have used 3D printing to fabricate what they believe will eventually be a suitable material for implantation.Their results are reported in Acta Biomaterialia.“Athletes are disproportionately affected by these injuries, but they can affect everybody,” said Bittner, a third-year bioengineering graduate student at Rice, a National Science Foundation fellow and lead author of the paper. “I think this will be a powerful tool to help people with common sports injuries.”The key is mimicking tissue that turns gradually from cartilage (chondral tissue) at the surface to bone (osteo) underneath. The Biomaterials Lab at Rice printed a scaffold with custom mixtures of a polymer for the former and a ceramic for the latter with imbedded pores that would allow the patient’s own cells and blood vessels to infiltrate the implant, eventually allowing it to become part of the natural bone and cartilage.“For the most part, the composition will be the same from patient to patient,” Bittner said. “There’s porosity included so vasculature can grow in from the native bone. We don’t have to fabricate the blood vessels ourselves.”The future of the project will involve figuring out how to print an osteochondral implant that perfectly fits the patient and allows the porous implant to grow into and knit with the bone and cartilage. Rice University graduate student Sean Bittner holds a sample of a 3D-printed scaffold that may someday help heal osteochondral injuries of the kind often suffered by athletes. The material mimics the gradient structure of cartilage to bone found at the end of long bones. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Return to article. Long DescriptionRice University graduate student Sean Bittner holds a sample of a 3D-printed scaffold that may someday help heal osteochondral injuries of the kind often suffered by athletes. The material mimics the gradient structure of cartilage to bone found at the end of long bones. Photo by Jeff FitlowMikos said the collaboration is a great early success for the Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT), a National Institutes of Health center at Maryland, Rice and the Wake Forest School of Medicine developing bioprinting tools to address basic scientific questions and translate new knowledge into clinical practice.“In that context, what we’ve done here is impactful and may lead to new regenerative medicine solutions,” Mikos said.Co-authors of the paper are Rice graduate student Brandon Smith, postdoctoral researcher Luis Diaz-Gomez, undergraduate Carrigan Hudgins, Anthony Melchiorri, associate director of the Biomaterials Lab, and David Scott, the Noah Harding Professor of Statistics; and John Fisher, CECT director and Fischell Family Distinguished Professor and chair of the University of Maryland’s Fischell Department of Bioengineering. Mikos is the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering.The National Institutes of Health and the RegenMed Development Organization supported the research.-30-Read the abstract at Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Mikos Research Group: Lab: bml.rice.eduTissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory (Fisher lab): Department of Bioengineering: https://bioengineering.rice.eduGeorge R. Brown School of Engineering: https://engineering.rice.eduCenter for Engineering Complex Tissues: https://cect.umd.eduImages for download: University graduate student Sean Bittner holds a 3D-printed scaffold created to help heal osteochondral injuries. The initial study is a proof-of-concept to see if printed structures can mimic the gradual transition from smooth, compressible cartilage to hard bone at the end of long bones. (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 Description Rice University graduate student Sean Bittner holds a 3D-printed scaffold created to help heal osteochondral injuries. The initial study is a proof-of-concept to see if printed structures can mimic the gradual transition from smooth, compressible cartilage to hard bone at the end of long bones. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Rice University graduate student Sean Bittner holds a 3D-printed scaffold created to help heal osteochondral injuries. The initial study is a proof-of-concept to see if printed structures can mimic the gradual transition from smooth, compressible cartilage to hard bone at the end of long bones. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) University graduate student Sean Bittner holds a 3D-printed scaffold created to help heal osteochondral injuries. The initial study is a proof-of-concept to see if printed structures can mimic the gradual transition from smooth, compressible cartilage to hard bone at the end of long bones. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) Share15NEWS RELEASEEditor’s note: Links to high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.edu3D-printed tissues may keep athletes in action Rice U. bioengineers lead effort to print scaffolds to heal bone and cartilageHOUSTON – (March 28, 2019) – Bioscientists are moving closer to 3D-printed artificial tissues to help heal bone and cartilage typically damaged in sports-related injuries to knees, ankles and elbows.Scientists at Rice University and the University of Maryland reported their first success at engineering scaffolds that replicate the physical characteristics of osteochondral tissue – basically, hard bone beneath a compressible layer of cartilage that appears as the smooth surface on the ends of long bones.Injuries to these bones, from small cracks to pieces that break off, can be painful and often stop athletes’ careers in their tracks. Osteochondral injuries can also lead to disabling arthritis. Rice University graduate student Sean Bittner holds a sample of a 3D-printed scaffold that may someday help heal osteochondral injuries of the kind often suffered by athletes. The material mimics the gradient structure of cartilage to bone found at the end of long bones. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University) FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

CEO Magazine Ranks Robinson MBA Among Worlds BestCEO Magazine Ranks Robinson MBA Among Worlds Best

first_img Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 by Alanna ShafferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail CEO Magazine Ranks Robinson MBA Among World’s Best regions: Atlanta RelatedRobinson College Jumps Forward in Part-Time MBA RankingThe Georgia State University – J. Mack Robinson College of Business’ part-time MBA program leapt forward in a recent ranking of “Best Graduate Schools 2017” released by the U.S. News & World Report. Programs at Robinson have ranked consistently high, whether in overall or program-specific rankings, and the recent U.S.…March 30, 2016In “Featured Region”Joint MBA/MHA at Robinson Recognized for ExcellenceThe joint MBA/Master of Health Administration (MBA/M.H.A) at the Georgia State University – J. Mack Robinson College of Business has recently been recognized for its excellence in healthcare education. The program, which is offered by the Institute of Health Administration at Robinson, was honored with an Award for Excellence in Healthcare Management…March 15, 2017In “Featured Region”Coles EMBA Ranked Top Ten in the World by CEO MagazineThe Executive MBA program at the Kennesaw State University – Michael J. Coles College of Business has been ranked as the ninth best in the world and the best in Georgia among the CEO Magazine’s Global Executive MBA Rankings for 2017. The Coles EMBA was also ranked as a Global…May 3, 2017In “Featured Region”center_img A recent ranking of from CEO Magazine has named the part-time MBA and Executive MBA at the Georgia State University – J. Mack Robinson College of Business among the top programs in the U.S.The new CEO Magazine ranks placed both Robinson degrees in the “Tier One” programs; the Executive MBA, which was given numeric rankings, taking the 22nd slot worldwide and was 17th among programs in the U.S. CEO Magazine is a United Kingdom based publication, which considers only fact-based evaluations when determining their rankings. A large portion of their evaluation process (35 percent) is based on the quality of a program’s faculty, but several additional features are also considered. Among them are: faculty-to-student ratio, international exposure, work experience, international diversity, class size, professional development and more.“Metric by metric, our programs stack up among the very best,” commented Robinson dean Richard D. Phillips. “It’s gratifying to see that reflected in these CEO Magazine rankings.”Those interested in the part-time MBA have the option between two formats: the Professional MBA or Flexible MBA. The Professional MBA is delivered in a cohort structure over the course of 24-months and is designed for those who have already accrued four to seven years of professional experience. Conversely, the Flexible MBA is intended for those individuals at the start of their career, and can range from two-to-five years.The Robinson EMBA is meant specifically for working professionals, intended to help them expand their business experience and knowledge to increase career opportunities, develop leadership, and expand business networks.You can view the full rankings here. About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer last_img read more

Bloomberg Businessweek Praises Rutgers and More – New York NewsBloomberg Businessweek Praises Rutgers and More – New York News

first_imgBloomberg Businessweek Praises Rutgers, and More – New York 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 RelatedRutgers Named One of “Top Ten MBA Programs That Lead to JobsRutgers Business School Newark/New Brunswick has been named to the US News & World Report list of the “Top Ten MBA Programs that Lead to Jobs”. The top ten universities had the highest job placement rate, or percentage of alumni who find jobs within three months of graduating from a…March 14, 2014In “Featured Region”Real Humans of the Rutgers Business SchoolWhen considering earning an MBA, a few priorities tend to stick out. Cost, career opportunities, flexibility, and educational value are all obvious sticking points. However, another crucial feature should matter more when it comes time to decide where you’ll go: return on investment. The Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick…January 10, 2019In “Featured Home”US News Ranks Rutgers in Top 50 MBA ProgramsU.S. New & World Report recently named the Rutgers Business School one of the top 50 MBA programs in the US. Both the full-time and part-time programs received this honor. Rutgers also snagged Bloomberg Businessweek’s number one spot in MBA employment in the U.S., which makes sense given that Rutgers has…June 2, 2017In “Featured Region” Last Updated Mar 12, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img regions: New York City Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week.Bloomberg Ranks Rutgers MBA No. 1 in the Northeast in Job Placement – Rutgers Business BlogIn its “Best Graduate Business Schools of 2017 ” survey, Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Rutgers Business School (Newark, New Brunswick) as the top business school in terms of job placement within the Northeastern United States,. coming in second overall in the United States. Andy Heller, RBS MBA ’11 and current senior associate director of payor and health system marketing at Boehringer Ingelheim sang Rutgers’ praises in terms of preparing him to succeed in the corporate world.“That kind of experience has helped me each and every day since graduation. Having diverse perspectives on our team ensured that our solutions would be differentiated, yet relevant, and impactful,” Heller notes.In addition, RBS topped its fellow Big Ten competitors when it came to return on investment, narrowly edging out the University of Iowa College of Business, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. The latter of which offered a higher multi-year ROI for potential MBA students, but cost much more in terms of tuition. Read more about Rutgers’ rankings and accolades here.Are You a Good Fit for the Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership Program? – Johnson Business FeedThe Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program at Cornell’s SC Johnson School of Management “integrates the general management curriculum of Johnson’s Executive MBA programs with the deep healthcare expertise of Weill Cornell Medicine’s Healthcare Policy and Research Department.” The joint program was developed to “reflect the future of healthcare” and help “sharpen and deepen the skill sets of healthcare professionals through business and healthcare leadership education,” according to the school.“Today’s healthcare leaders need to be open to knowledge from different vantage points so they can advance progressive healthcare agendas, locally and nationally. Many healthcare leadership programs are exclusively for physicians. However, as we developed this new program, the physicians we spoke to expressed interest in an executive healthcare program that welcomed non-clinicians from different sectors of healthcare—not just practitioners.”Take a look at the makeup of the Executive program below:You can read here to learn more about what the program looks for in terms of applicants.Rewiring Hidden Biases for Better Outcomes – Gabelli ConnectFordham University’s Gabelli School of Business recently hosted a talk by Harvard professor of social ethics Mahzarin Banaji who unpacked the hidden biases of well-intentioned people—that is, “the beliefs that live in the subconscious and are formulated due to various exposures throughout one’s life.”Banaji explains:“A bias is nothing more than a tilting away from neutrality. There’s bias in the mind of the receiver and the applicant. We have to work with the very groups that are holding themselves back and educate those who are holding them back. We are capable of change by how many times we stretch those muscles.”Learn more about Banaji’s take on unconscious biases here.last_img read more