SAINTS have announced their squad for their First

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for their First Utility Super League Round 4 match with Hull KR on Friday.Mose Masoe comes in for Mark Flanagan and is set to make his debut.Therefore, Nathan Brown will choose from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Sia Soliola, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 22. Mark Percival, 24. Gary Wheeler.Craig Sandercock will choose from:1. Greg Eden, 2. Ben Cockayne, 3. Kris Welham, 6. Travis Burns, 7. Kris Keating, 8. Justin Poore, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. Michael Weyman, 11. Kevin Larroyer, 12. Neville Costigan, 13. Jamie Langley, 14. Adam Walker, 15. Graeme Horne, 18. Liam Salter, 19. Craig Hall, 20. Jordan Cox, 21. Keal Carlile, 22. Rhys Lovegrove 23. James Green.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Tim Roby.Tickets remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.last_img read more

CHECK out the superb bargains in our End of Season

first_imgCHECK out the superb bargains in our End of Season Sale.Online and in-store you can grab 2014 Replica Home and Away shirts for just £20 alongside a range of t-shirts from a fiver.Scarves are available for £3 too as well as a whole host of other merchandise so there has never been a better time to kit yourself out and show your colours for the big Super League play-off run in.Call into the Saints Superstore at Langtree Park or log on to www.saintssuperstore.com to find out more.Please note sizes and stocks are limited.last_img read more

The Tigers come to the Totally Wicked Stadium on F

first_imgThe Tigers come to the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday February 2 (7.45pm) to get the new campaign underway.Last time the two sides met in St Helens, your Saints won 26-22 on Easter Monday and tickets are already in  demand.To buy yours call into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, call 01744 455 052 or log on here.The game is also part of our Membership Taster Package, where you can ‘try before you buy’ and save before committing to a Membership for the rest of the season.It gives you access to:Castleford Tigers, Friday February 2, KO 7:45pmSalford Red Devils, Friday March 2, KO 8:00pmLeeds Rhinos, Friday March 16, KO 7:45pmAll from just £60 for adults, £40 for aged 65+, £30 for aged 17-18 and £20 for 16s and under.Plus, if you choose to commit to a full Membership for the rest of the campaign, then you will get the price of your Taster package taken off the price of your full Membership.You can secure your package by clicking here, by calling 01744 455 052 or visiting the Club Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium.Prices:West Terrace: Adult – £60 (saving £7.50), Conc – £40 (saving £6.50), Youth (17-18) – £30 (saving £9), Junior – £20 (saving £10) North Stand Silver: Adult – £75 (saving £9), Conc – £53 (saving £8.50), Youth (17-18) – £45 (saving £6), Junior – £30 (saving £6),Last time the two sides met in St Helens, your Saints won 26-22 on Easter Monday and tickets are already in  demand.To buy yours call into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, call 01744 455 052 or log on here.The game is also part of our Membership Taster Package, where you can ‘try before you buy’ and save before committing to a Membership for the rest of the season.It gives you access to:Castleford Tigers, Friday February 2, KO 7:45pmSalford Red Devils, Friday March 2, KO 8:00pmLeeds Rhinos, Friday March 16, KO 7:45pmAll from just £60 for adults, £40 for aged 65+, £30 for aged 17-18 and £20 for 16s and under.Plus, if you choose to commit to a full Membership for the rest of the campaign, then you will get the price of your Taster package taken off the price of your full Membership.You can secure your package by clicking here, by calling 01744 455 052 or visiting the Club Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium.Prices:West Terrace: Adult – £60 (saving £7.50), Conc – £40 (saving £6.50), Youth (17-18) – £30 (saving £9), Junior – £20 (saving £10) North Stand Silver: Adult – £75 (saving £9), Conc – £53 (saving £8.50), Youth (17-18) – £45 (saving £6), Junior – £30 (saving £6),Last time the two sides met in St Helens, your Saints won 26-22 on Easter Monday and tickets are already in  demand.To buy yours call into the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, call 01744 455 052 or log on here.The game is also part of our Membership Taster Package, where you can ‘try before you buy’ and save before committing to a Membership for the rest of the season.It gives you access to:Castleford Tigers, Friday February 2, KO 7:45pmSalford Red Devils, Friday March 2, KO 8:00pmLeeds Rhinos, Friday March 16, KO 7:45pmAll from just £60 for adults, £40 for aged 65+, £30 for aged 17-18 and £20 for 16s and under.Plus, if you choose to commit to a full Membership for the rest of the campaign, then you will get the price of your Taster package taken off the price of your full Membership.You can secure your package by clicking here, by calling 01744 455 052 or visiting the Club Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium.Prices:West Terrace: Adult – £60 (saving £7.50), Conc – £40 (saving £6.50), Youth (17-18) – £30 (saving £9), Junior – £20 (saving £10) North Stand Silver: Adult – £75 (saving £9), Conc – £53 (saving £8.50), Youth (17-18) – £45 (saving £6), Junior – £30 (saving £6),It gives you access to:Castleford Tigers, Friday February 2, KO 7:45pmSalford Red Devils, Friday March 2, KO 8:00pmLeeds Rhinos, Friday March 16, KO 7:45pmAll from just £60 for adults, £40 for aged 65+, £30 for aged 17-18 and £20 for 16s and under.Plus, if you choose to commit to a full Membership for the rest of the campaign, then you will get the price of your Taster package taken off the price of your full Membership.You can secure your package by clicking here, by calling 01744 455 052 or visiting the Club Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium.Prices:West Terrace: Adult – £60 (saving £7.50), Conc – £40 (saving £6.50), Youth (17-18) – £30 (saving £9), Junior – £20 (saving £10) North Stand Silver: Adult – £75 (saving £9), Conc – £53 (saving £8.50), Youth (17-18) – £45 (saving £6), Junior – £30 (saving £6)last_img read more

Millions of dollars of Florence recovery funds to be disbursed soon

first_img$50 million for agriculture recovery $5 million for small business recovery loans $60 million to public schools RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Lawmakers say money should soon be getting into the hands of Hurricane Florence victims now that Gov. Roy Cooper has signed an $850 million Florence Emergency Response bill into law.“I appreciate legislators responding quickly and taking this initial step to help North Carolinian recover from this devastating storm, particularly in the areas of education and the federal match. However, we must continue to work together to provide more for affordable housing and farmers as well as to make real investments to ensure clean water and to lessen the impacts of future storms on our homes, roads, businesses and water infrastructure,” said Cooper.- Advertisement – $28 million for disaster housing recovery support $30 million to impacted universities (UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, Fayetteville State)center_img $2 million to mosquito abatement$2 million for assessment of coastal communities and dredging needs Lawmakers are trying not to rebuild in areas where it will flood again.“I think we’re trying to be prudent with money but also cognizant of the individual’s property rights as well,” said Appropriations Senior Chairman Rep. Nelson Dollar of Wake County.Related Article: Gov. Cooper tours Bladenboro, pushes for a smart rebuild“While it’s impossible to undo what was done, this bill will help,” said Appropriations Chair Sen. Brent Jackson of Duplin, Johnston and Sampson counties.Most of the funds for the emergency spending plan came from the state’s rainy-day fund. The state has about $2 billion sitting in that account.“There will be no tax increases and no disruptions, from budgetary perspective, for any of our existing important programs,” said Dollar.State leaders are expecting to receive more money from the federal government.“We are looking forward in November to continuing to work on the important areas that need to be further addressed,” said Dollar.When Florence crashed the coast a month ago, it paused and soaked the state and caused unprecedented flooding and widespread damage. Roads were ripped up and homes and buildings were destroyed.More than 800,000 people also lost power during the storm and 31 people were killed.Twenty-eight of the state’s counties have been declared a major disaster by the President.The state estimates the storm caused $13 billion in damage.You can read the full legislation here Some of the allocations include: $20 million to fix local government infrastructurelast_img read more

Wrightsville Beach specialty license plates coming soon

first_imgTown of Wrightsville Beach license plates (Photo: Wrightsville Beach) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Wrightsville Beach in New Hanover County is possibly getting a new addition you can get for your car.The Town of Wrightsville Beach is seeking approval to add specialty licenses plate design options for you at the DMV.- Advertisement – They say the process is lengthy but you need to place your order to get on the list for one.They need a minimum initial order of 300 plates as a requirement of the approval.If you wish to purchase a plate, you must complete the application form, print, sign on the signature line, and submit it with your payment to the town by 5:00 p.m. February 1.Related Article: 34th Annual Holiday Flotilla draws big crowdsYou may either mail it to the Park Office (PO Box 626, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480) with your check or money order or you may drop it off at the Park Office where you may choose to pay by credit card.last_img read more

Man suffers serious injuries after argument in St Pauls Bay

first_img SharePrint A man has been taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries following an argument in St Paul’s Bay this afternoon.The police have said that the argument had taken place around 15.15PM on St Paul’s Street Promenade involving two or three men. Police responding to the incident discovered one of the men had been inflicted with serious injuries.The man is understood to be a 49 year old from Pieta.An ambulance had been called to the scene and he was taken to Mater Dei hospital to receive treatment.Police are now investigating the cause of the argument.An inquiry has been open by Magistrate Dr Micallef Stafrace Y. LL.D. and various experts have been appointed to assist.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

US Presidential Candidates launch campaign apps

first_imgAdvertisement Team Romney’s app, called “Mitt’s VP,” will send a notification to users when the candidate is ready to announce his vice presidential selection. The campaign said the app would be the “first official distribution channel” for the big reveal.“The historic announcement is getting closer,” Beth Myers, who heads the Romney campaign’s search for a number two, wrote in a statement. “Soon everyone will know who Mitt Romney selects as his Vice Presidential running mate. With this new app, users can be the first to know the second member of America’s Comeback Team.”Obama’s campaign also premiered a mobile phone app Tuesday that allows volunteers to get information about phone banks and events, as well as enter voter information on neighborhood canvass walks. – Advertisement – The campaign said the app would also help people register to vote and provide information on new voter ID laws.“The campaign’s strength has always come from the millions of grassroots supporters who are organizing in their communities and talking to their neighbors about President Obama every day,” Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter wrote.She said the new app would “help break down the distinction between online and offline organizing, giving every supporter the same opportunities to get involved that they would find in a field office.” Source: CNNlast_img read more

Huawei Excites Miss Uganda Boot Camp 2016 with Goodies

first_imgSam Cris Ayo Device Services Manager Huawei Uganda ( C ) poses with Miss Uganda 2016 finalists during Miss Uganda 2016 Boot Camp at The Carnival on 11th October 2016. Advertisement Huawei Consumer Business Group, Uganda a partner in Miss Uganda 2016, on Tuesday excited the Miss Uganda finalists at boot camp with an assortment of goodies.The 21 Miss Uganda finalists boot camping at The Carnival were tasked by Sam Cris Ayo; the Device Service Manager at Huawei Uganda to use the Huawei P9 smartphone to take exciting pictures from which eight best shots were eventually selected as winning shots. The overall best photo which captured a glamorously photographed vintage car in black and white was taken by Nalwoga Bridget who received among other prizes a brand-new Huawei designer laptop bag.“Huawei P9 is mainly targeted to the fashionable and trendy customers who love professional photography. The smartphone features a dual rear made in conjunction with Leica Camera AG,” Sam said during the event.Sam Cris Ayo poses with Miss Uganda 2016 finalists1 of 2 Sam Cris Ayo Device Services Manager Huawei Uganda ( C ) poses with Miss Uganda 2016 finalists winners of the Huawei P9 Photo Contest held during Miss Uganda 2016 Boot Camp at The Carnival on 11th October 2016. Sam Cris Ayo Device Services Manager Huawei Uganda ( C ) poses with Miss Uganda 2016 finalists during Miss Uganda 2016 Boot Camp at The Carnival on 11th October 2016. – Advertisement – The P9 cameras comes with more light and better clarity and better photo editing capacities that enable one to capture detailed high quality pictures both in good and low light conditions, excelling in both picture quality and image focusing speed, delivering photos with superior richness, clarity and authenticity.”“Besides the camera, the Huawei P9 also has a visually stunning design with diamond-cut edges, rounded out by beautiful curves to add intimacy to the device, a perfect construct of superior-grade glass and aerospace-class unibody aluminum” he said.[related-posts]Huawei Uganda contributed a sponsorship package of 20 Million UGX worth P9 smartphones and cash towards the organization of the Miss Uganda 2016.Sam concluded saying using Huawei’s latest flagship, the beauty queens will ably represent the 2016 Miss Uganda theme through great quality pictures clearly capturing their journey since the P9 is all about re-inventing smartphone photography.The theme for Miss Uganda 2016 is beauty with a purpose with an inclination to promoting agriculture as part of their agenda.The search for Miss Uganda 2016 is expected to climax with a grand finale on 15th October, 2016 at Kampala Serena Hotel.last_img read more

Mobile internet shut down in Ethiopia due to escalating protests

first_imgUsing social media effectively in a crisis situation. Image Credit: PublicBroadcasting Advertisement Due to the escalating protests which began in November last year, all mobile internet services in Ethiopia have been shut down and a state of emergency has been declared.The move is aimed at stopping the protest movement, which has been using social media for to organise and communicate.In June this year, the government blocked social media saying it was aimed at stopping exam leaks. – Advertisement – Sources say that Mobile internet will be restored when the government deems it safe.Newsfeeds from Facebook pages and Twitter feeds from Ethiopia are not showing the same abundance of posts as they were a week ago.last_img read more

PREVIEW Stoke v Newcastle

first_img[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nother nice result on Sunday with the OVER 2.5 goals comfortably landed in the WBA v BURNLEY game.It’s a worrying time for Newcastle fans, Alan Pardew and their supporters who see their side inside the embryonic relegation zone with just Burnley below them.Newcastle are still searching for their first win of the season and face a tough task at Stoke who have beaten them in their last two Premier League fixtures at home.Just how much longer Pardew can remain at the helm is at the mercy of boss Mike Ashley who has so far stood loyal with Pardew despite increasing frustration from the supporters.So what can we expect at 8pm tonight?STOKE CITY v NEWCASTLEPremier League8pm SKYHEAD TO HEAD(last 10 matches)Apr 2014 Premier Stoke 1-0 NewcastleDec 2013 Premier Newcastle 5-1 StokeMar 2013 Premier Newcastle 2-1 StokeNov 2012 Premier Stoke 2-1 NewcastleApr 2012 Premier Newcastle 3-0 StokeOct 2011 Premier Stoke 1-3 NewcastleMar 2011 Premier Stoke 4-0 NewcastleSep 2010 Premier Newcastle 1-2 StokeApr 2009 Premier Stoke 1-1 NewcastleDec 2008 Premier Newcastle 2-2 StokeFor Stoke, their midfielder Jonathan Walters will have a late fitness test but Stephen Ireland is set to return to league action after making his injury.Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is back after missing the Capital One Cup win victory over Crystal Palace but midfielder Mehdi Abeid is suspended having been sent off in that match.Stoke are not exactly setting the world alight so far this season and have been beaten in both of their home games so far this season and not even managing one goal. However, their away win at the Etihad over Man City was a notable scalp.I’m giving Mark Hughes’ team a tentative nod and going for a win on Stoke with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK STOKE at around 11/10 for 5 points with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 40.81 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday

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first_imgCheck out our new ACCA INSURANCE promotion which takes the pain away from one leg letting you down on a football acca. Now we will give you your stake back as a FREE BET if one leg lets you down. There needs to be five teams or more and they all need to be minimum odds of 1/8. Check full terms and conditions below.TERMS AND CONDITIONS(1) This promotion is for new and existing account holders.(2) It applies to five team or more accas (a minimum of 5 have to play) in the win/draw/win markets only. In the event of placing a duplicate acca, even on separate days, the concession will only apply to the first bet.(3) Matches from any league which we are betting on can be combined. Individual teams must be minimum odds of 1/8 and the acca combined odds must be at least 4/1.(4) Minimum stake for the promotion is £5.(5) Applies to pre-match markets only and excludes cashed out bets. Cannot be applied to a match in which we may already have a promotion on.(6) Only applies to bets placed via mobile or desktop.(7) Your stake (up to £25) will be returned as free bet if one selection lets you down. Please note one free sports bet per customer per day on the day your final game of your acca is settled, max refund per day as a free bet £25.(8) Usual Star Sports Betting Rules and Terms and Conditions apply, these can be viewed at starsports.bet.(9) Star Sports reserve the right to withdraw or refuse this promotion at any point.(10) If you have any further questions about this promotion you can contact our customer service team cs@starsportsbet.co.uklast_img read more

Hot climate could shut down plate tectonics

first_imgShareCONTACT: Jade BoydPHONE: 713-348-6778E-MAIL: jadeboyd@rice.edu Hot climate could shut down plate tectonicsStudy: With locked crust, Earth could become another VenusA new study of possible links between climate and geophysics on Earth and similar planets finds that prolonged heating of the atmosphere can shut down plate tectonics and cause a planet’s crust to become locked in place. “The heat required goes far beyond anything we expect from human-induced climate change, but things like volcanic activity and changes in the sun’s luminosity could lead to this level of heating,” said lead author Adrian Lenardic, associate professor of Earth science at Rice University. “Our goal was to establish an upper limit of naturally generated climate variation beyond which the entire solid planet would respond.” Lenardic said the research team wanted to better understand the differences between the Earth and Venus and establish the potential range of conditions that could exist on Earth-like planets beyond the solar system. The team includes Lenardic and co-authors Mark Jellinek of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and Louis Moresi of Monash University in Clayton, Australia. The research is available online from the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The findings may explain why Venus evolved differently from Earth. The two planets are close in size and geological makeup, but Venus’ carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere is almost 100 times more dense than the Earth’s and acts like a blanket. As a result, Venus’ surface temperature is hotter than that of even Mercury, which is twice as close to the sun. The Earth’s crust — along with carbon trapped on the oceans’ floors — gets returned to the interior of the Earth when free-floating sections of crust called tectonic plates slide beneath one another and return to the Earth’s mantle. The mantle is a flowing layer of rock that extends from the planet’s outer core, about 1,800 miles below the surface, to within about 30 miles of the surface, just below the crust. “We found the Earth’s plate tectonics could become unstable if the surface temperature rose by 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more for a few million years,” Lenardic said. “The time period and the rise in temperatures, while drastic for humans, are not unreasonable on a geologic scale, particularly compared to what scientists previously thought would be required to affect a planet’s geodynamics.” Conventional wisdom holds that plate tectonics is both stable and self-correcting, but that view relies on the assumption that excess heat from the Earth’s mantle can efficiently escape through the crust. The stress generated by flowing mantle helps keep tectonic plates in motion, and the mantle can become less viscous if it heats up. The new findings show that prolonged heating of a planet’s crust via rising atmospheric temperatures can heat the deep inside of the planet and shut down tectonic plate movement. “We found a corresponding spike in volcanic activity could accompany the initial locking of the tectonic plates,” Lenardic said. “This may explain the large percentage of volcanic plains that we find on Venus.” Venus’ surface, which shows no outward signs of tectonic activity, is bone dry and heavily scarred with volcanoes. Scientists have long believed that Venus’ crust, lacking water to help lubricate tectonic plate boundaries, is too rigid for active plate tectonics. Lenardic said one of the most significant findings in the new study is that the atmospheric heating needed to shut down plate tectonics is considerably less than the critical temperature beyond which free water could exist on the Earth’s surface.  “The water doesn’t have to boil away for irrevocable heating to occur,” Lenardic said. “The cycle of heating can be kicked off long before that happens. All that’s required is enough prolonged surface heating to cause a feedback loop in the planet’s mantle convection cycle.” The research was supported by the National Science Foundation and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.  AddThislast_img read more

Baker Institutes Neal Lane available to comment on Trump science adviser nominee

first_imgAddThis ShareEXPERT ALERTDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduBaker Institute’s Neal Lane available to comment on Trump science adviser nomineeHOUSTON — (Aug. 2, 2018) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced his intent to nominate University of Oklahoma professor Kelvin Droegemeier for director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).Credit: 123RF.com/Rice UniversityNeal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and former science adviser to President Bill Clinton, is available to discuss the nominee —  “an excellent choice,” he said — and the role of the OSTP with the news media.In September 2016, Lane held a news conference in Washington, D.C., to release a report offering science and technology policy recommendations for the next president.“Science, technology and innovation are vital to America’s economy, workforce and the competitiveness of U.S. industry,” Lane said at the time. “They assure our nation’s security, the quality of our environment and the safety, health and overall well-being of the American people. Considering the many policy challenges that relate to science and technology and the accelerating pace of scientific discovery and technological innovation across the globe, it is critically important that the president move quickly to appoint the science adviser and organize a capable OSTP that can begin to engage the many executive departments and agencies that support research and development and rely on advances in science and technology to carry out their missions.”Droegemeier endorsed Lane’s report, writing, “OSTP is the policy hub of the science and technology research and innovation enterprise, and the importance of its role to our nation is only going to increase as we face ever greater challenges for which science and technology alone can provide answers. This document lays out a thoughtful framework for both the president and OSTP leadership that will help ensure maximum effectiveness of OSTP going forward.”Lane is also Rice’s Malcolm Gillis University Professor Emeritus and professor emeritus of physics and astronomy.To schedule an interview with Lane, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6775 or jfalk@rice.edu.-30-Related materials:Lane biography: www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/neal-f-laneFollow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. last_img read more

3 Online MBA Scholarships Worth Remembering

first_img3 Online MBA Scholarships Worth Remembering About the AuthorMatthew KormanMatthew Korman is the Managing Editor of MetroMBA. Since graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism and political science, Matthew has worked as a music industry writer and promoter, a data analyst, and with numerous academic institutions. His works have appeared in publications such as NPR and Sports Illustrated.View more posts by Matthew Korman regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC The well-regarded Online MBA at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School is ranked 4th in the nation via U.S. News & World Report. And like many of the heavily-praised programs, there are many scholarships that help with tuition.There are a bevy of Online MBA scholarship options at UNC, all of which can be found here. Among those listed, few scholarships in the country are more financially rewarding than The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships. These fellowships, according to the school, are for: “Green-card holders and children of naturalized citizens in first or second year of graduate study or preparing to enter graduate school and under 31 years of age.” The fellowship offers up to $90,000 for select students.The USC Marshall School of Business offers a host of merit-based scholarships for Online MBA students. Although, the specific details are withheld only for those admitted into the program. However, the school does work directly with the Forté Foundation, which has helped turn the LA metro school into one of the most progressive in the country when it comes to female enrollment.The Forté Fellows Program awards female students in various kinds of MBA programs, which has helped reward “more than $142 million” since its inception.Like the other schools on this list, the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School offers a lot of scholarship opportunities. It’s Flex MBA program, which also the most affordable among the three, can be taken completely online.The Baltimore metro school works in partnerships with the NBMBAA (National Black MBA Association), which rewards over $500,000 to “both undergraduates and MBA students.” Navigating the maze of scholarships available to MBA students (really, students in general) can become a bit overwhelming. And for students hoping to earn a degree online, the search can seem never-ending.  To help, we’ve broken down a handful of the most intriguing Online MBA scholarships.3 Online MBA Scholarships Worth Remembering Last Updated Nov 8, 2018 by Matthew KormanFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedSchool v School: UNC vs. UVAShould you go to school in the Research Triangle or Virginia? What’s the benefit to each location and the MBA programs offered? How do you choose which school is best? You have to look at everything from the cost of living to employment and more. Recently, our School v. School…June 17, 2019In “Advice”3 More Online MBA Scholarships You Should KnowLast month, three of the best Online MBA scholarships in the U.S. caught our imagination. These advantageous opportunities can be found at celebrated academic institutions like the USC Marshall School of Business and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. However, we would be remiss if we stopped there. Here…December 13, 2018In “Featured Home”School v. School: UNC Kenan-Flagler vs. Duke Fuqua School of BusinessThe MBA application process is not for the faint of heart. Elite programs have increasingly required applicants to follow paths unique to their schools, which makes the process of narrowing down the options to find the right fit even more essential. Our School v. School series saves you the headache…March 14, 2019In “Admissions Tips”last_img read more

One Dead and One Missing After Boat Found Spinning Off California Coast

first_imgArea 8 miles south of Half Moon Bay in California. (Google Maps) One Dead and One Missing After Boat Found Spinning Off California Coast By Ivan Pentchoukov November 20, 2017 Updated: November 20, 2017 US News Authorities identified Tuan “Tom” Tran as the missing man, Fox News reported. Meanwhile, the identity of the deceased person has not yet been released. Both were somehow thrown overboard, authorities believe.The boat was spinning around in circles at 15 knots 7 miles south of Half Moon Bay, ABC7 reported. Those who saw the vessel alerted Pillar Point Harbor personnel that in turn contacted the Coast Guard at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19. “Once you lose control of the helm, boats are designed to circle,” Sgt. John Gonzales of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department told ABC7. “It’s a steering mechanism. It kind of pulls forward. It pulls to the right or left and it will stay in that circle.”The Coast Guard waited for the boat to run out of fuel and then safely approached it. Deputies with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department then towed it to shore. .@uscoastguard identifies missing boater as Tuan “Tom” Trang. Deceased boater’s identity not yet being released. Boat was found spinning after pair ended up in the ocean. #SanMateoCounty pic.twitter.com/IHFiaGkbhc— Lilian Kim (@liliankim7) November 20, 2017  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   The Coast Guard worked through the night on Sunday to look for Tran. The Harbormaster rejoined the effort in the morning. A 47-foot motor lifeboat, a helicopter, and two Coast Guard cutters were called in to aid in the search, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.It is still unclear how long they will spend looking for Tran. General area 8 miles south of Half Moon Bay. (Google Maps)From NTD.tvSupport NTD.tv. Share this article. Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov Share this articlecenter_img Share Add: SKY 7 over unmanned boat now : CG says registered owner comes back to address in Vallejo; Vallejo Police conducting welfare check. pic.twitter.com/Spue9P5VHV— KGO Assignment Desk (@KGOdesk) November 20, 2017 The 17-foot boat is a Boston Whaler, a popular fishing vessel with a reputation for stability.Rescue personnel found the body of the victim shortly after arriving on the scene. Tran, who is still missing, is believed to have operated the vessel. Neither of the people on board wore a life preserver, according to Deputy Harbormaster Cary Smith“I’m not sure if they would have survived in this situation,” said Smith. “But certainly they would have had their heads above water or long enough for somebody to have seen them.”Authorities are storing the boat for evidence. Although they are not ruling it out, foul play is not suspected.“The boat has already done a preliminary look through,” said Gonzales. “Everything looks fine. It really looks like an accident but we just want to double check to make sure everything is fine.” Empty spinning boat off San Mateo Coast being brought in @PillarPointHMB. One person dead, one missing. Deputies say likely an accident, not foul play. pic.twitter.com/25ilNigGYK— Lilian Kim (@liliankim7) November 20, 2017 Show Discussion One person was found dead and another is still missing after first responders found a motorboat spinning in circles off the coast of California on Sunday.last_img read more

Man Beats up ATM Because It Gave Him Too Much Cash

first_img(3dman_eu/Pixabay) Share this article Man Beats up ATM Because It Gave Him Too Much Cash By Janita Kan December 25, 2017 Updated: December 25, 2017  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Most people would be concerned or even angry if an ATM dispensed too little of the requested amount. However, one man in Florida got angry for quite the opposite reason.Michael Joseph Oleksik from Merritt Island was arrested because he punched an ATM last month because it “was giving him too much money.” Michael Joseph Oleksik. (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)Cocoa Police Department charged Oleksik with criminal mischief on Dec. 21 for causing at least $5,000 in damages to an ATM at a Wells Fargo bank in Cocoa.Police said Oleksik was caught on surveillance video beating up the electronic teller’s touch screen on Nov. 29, reported 9news.The 23-year-old then regretted his actions and called the bank to inform them that he had punched the ATM because he was “angry the ATM was giving him too much money and he did not know what to do,” reported the news station. (Max Pixel)Oleksik also added that he was in a hurry to return to work and apologized for the damage he had caused to the bank’s ATM.The bank then contacted Cocoa Police Department and asked to press charges. Oleksik was subsequently arrested and booked into Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.From NTD.tv2017 Year in Review[/epoch_video] Follow Janita on Twitter: @janitakan center_img US News Share Show Discussionlast_img read more

Alabama Mother Arrested After Walmart Employee Rescues Infant From Hot Car

first_img Share Share this article Casey Hornsby, a mother who forgot her baby in a hot car. (Valley Police) US News A Walmart employee on her break who spotted a baby in the back seat of a hot car called the police after breaking a window and rescuing the child.The employee saw a female and a toddler get out of a car on Tuesday evening and enter the Walmart in Valley.Walking past the car about 15 minutes later, the employee spotted the baby.The windows were rolled up and the car was not running, police officers told NBC.The employee went inside to get coworkers and they broke a window to get the baby out, rushing the child inside the store to cool off because the infant had become red-faced and wasn’t responding quickly.Police officers eventually came into contact with the mother of the baby, Casey Hornsby, who told them she forgot the infant was in the car. Hornsby was charged with endangering the welfare of a child.Hornsby was later released and took to her Facebook on Thursday to respond to people criticizing her.“I was once one of y’all that said things like ‘I don’t understand how someone could do that.’ I never thought it would ever happen to me. Until it did. I can’t tell you the horror I felt that day and I have beat myself up worse than anyone ever could. I let my baby down. And I will never be able to forgive myself for that,” she wrote.“I could give everyone all the excuses in the world, but at the end of the day, there are none. I don’t know where my head was at, but it definitely wasn’t where it needed to be. And I have to live with that. My baby is alive and that’s all that matters to me,” she continued.Hornsby urged people to check the back seat of their vehicles even if they know their children aren’t with them.According to experts, children in particular are in acute danger when in a vehicle with the windows rolled up on a hot day.Jan Null, a San Jose State professor and former meteorologist with the National Weather Service told SFGate that the temperatures inside vehicles heat up rapidly, with the air rising about 19 degrees over whatever the outside temperature is in the first 10 minutes and rising another 10 degrees in the next 10 minutes.Additionally, Null said the bodies of small children heat up three to five times faster compared to adults.“So, while you and I could be in a car that’s, say, 109 degrees, an infant or small child would be to the point of entering heat stroke,” he said.From NTD.tv Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber center_img Alabama Mother Arrested After Walmart Employee Rescues Infant From Hot Car By Zachary Stieber July 21, 2018 Updated: July 21, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

Kraft Recalling Taco Bell Cheese Dip Over Botulism Fears

first_img(Kraft) Kraft Heinz Co said on Tuesday it was voluntarily recalling about 7,000 cases of its Taco Bell Cheese Dip as the product showed signs that it could allow for the growth of the bacteria that causes botulism.The company said it was recalling 15-ounce cases of it’s Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip that had “best when used by” dates ranging from Oct. 31, 2018, to Jan. 23, 2019.“Consumers are warned not to use the product even if it does not look or smell spoiled,” the company said in a press release.Botulism is a rare but potentially fatal form of food poisoning that attacks the body’s nerves and can cause paralysis. It’s sometimes linked to contaminated food, primarily improperly home-canned, preserved, or fermented foods, but does appear sometimes in store-bought foods.The Associated Press, citing health officials, said that commercially canned foods are typically heated long enough and to high enough temperatures to kill the spores that otherwise can grow and produce the toxin.“Food packaged in defective cans, including those with leaky seams, can become contaminated because the bacteria can be sucked into the containers as the product cools,” the media outlet reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, symptoms of botulism “usually start with weakness of the muscles that control the eyes, face, mouth, and throat.”“This weakness may spread to the neck, arms, torso, and legs. Botulism also can weaken the muscles involved in breathing, which can lead to difficulty breathing and even death,” the federal agency added.Anyone who believes they have botulism should go to the nearest emergency room immediately; people can die if they don’t get proper medical treatment quickly.Kraft Heinz said no cases of botulism from the Taco Bell Cheese Dip have been reported.The recall follows a number of recent recalls by other major packaged food companies including Kellogg Co’s Honey Smacks cereal, Campbell Soup Co’s Goldfish Crackers, and Mondelez International Inc’s Ritz Crackers due to potential salmonella contamination.Reuters contributed to this reportFrom NTD.tv Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Sharecenter_img Share this article Kraft Recalling Taco Bell Cheese Dip Over Botulism Fears By Zachary Stieber July 25, 2018 Updated: July 25, 2018 Show Discussionlast_img read more