A disabled access expert has questioned why 10 Dow

first_imgA disabled access expert has questioned why 10 Downing Street – which has one of the most iconically-inaccessible front doors on the planet – has been presented with a high-profile access award.Images of the front entrance to the prime minister’s home and offices – with its two steps to the front door – are shown every day all over the world.But despite staff needing to bring out a portable ramp if a wheelchair-user wants to enter the grade I listed building through the front entrance, 10 Downing Street was presented with an award at last month’s Blue Badge Style Awards.The awards recognise venues that have “made an effort to attract guests with disabilities”, and those nominated are rated on their style, facilities and accessibility, with other winners including the Ritz Carlton in Wolfsburg, Germany, the Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair, and the Dandelyan cocktail bar on London’s South Bank.The citation for the “above and beyond” award said that 10 Downing Street had “pulled out all the stops” on access.Historic England – the government-sponsored public body responsible for “championing England’s heritage” – told Disability News Service this week that it had advised the Cabinet Office on recent access improvements to the building, including a new internal lift, but that so far there had had been no discussions about the steps at the front entrance.Tracey Proudlock, founder of the leading access consultancy Proudlock Associates, and a former government adviser on disability equality, questioned why 10 Downing Street had been handed an award.She said the need to use a ramp at the front door showed that 10 Downing Street had not gone “above and beyond” on access, and she contrasted it with the “great thinking” that had gone into the “creative” access work at Canterbury Cathedral.Proudlock said that front doors are often symbolically important on access.She said: “In terms of Number 10, it is where you deliver your petition or go in to get your new ministerial job.“I think the entrance to Number 10 is really symbolic.“At any front door, disabled people don’t want to be treated differently and that is still happening here.“No matter how quick they are at deploying a temporary ramp, it’s still not an inclusive provision.“Getting out a portable ramp isn’t really a modern approach to providing inclusion.”Proudlock said that just because a building had grade I listed building status, that did not mean that features such as steps to a front door could not be removed.She added: “When big decisions on access are taken, they have to involve disabled people, and at the moment often they do not.”Earlier this year, she wrote in her blog how the Bank of England had come up with an ingenious solution to provide level access at its historic front entrance.She wrote: “If front entrance access can be achieved at the Bank of England – built in 1734, when most disabled people would have been in the workhouse or infirmary – it can be done in a lot more places…“Everyone blames everyone else for why it ‘can’t be done’ or ‘isn’t worth doing’.“Important public buildings, however historic, are no less important to members of the public who happen to be disabled.”A Number 10 spokeswoman said: “Downing Street is committed to accessibility and we have undertaken a programme of works over recent years to make sure this historic building is accessible to all who visit.”This includes improved accessible toilets, “increased ramping”, and a new lift providing access to the state rooms.She said: “We’re proud to have these efforts recognised by the Blue Badge Style Awards.”She said the front door was “manned by a custodian constantly, meaning that it is accessible 24/7 to those who require the use of a ramp”.But she had failed to say by noon today (Thursday) whether there had been any discussions about removing the steps at the front entrance.Historic England confirmed that the Cabinet Office was “rolling out a programme of improvements to the grade I listed complex to proactively address disabled access”.She said: “Historic England advised on the recent installation of the award-winning lift [inside] Downing Street and regularly discusses listed building alterations with Cabinet Office.”Another spokeswoman added later: “There have not yet been any formal discussions with Cabinet Office about alterations specifically to the front steps of Number 10.“The accessibility audit is still being worked through and we will continue to advise as necessary.”Fiona Jarvis (pictured, outside 10 Downing Street), founder of Blue Badge Style and a wheelchair-user herself, said the award recognised the effort made by 10 Downing Street in recent refurbishments.She said in a statement: “They now have stylish toilets for people with disabilities on every floor and stairs that turn into a lift, allowing people with disabilities to get from the main building to the rest of the rooms more easily.“Immediately you arrive they come out with a portable ramp, which means you can negotiate the iconic front steps which are tied by a grade I listing. “More than anything it’s their attitude to doing their best for people with disabilities that won them the award.”Asked why the award had been given when the front entrance was so clearly inaccessible to wheelchair-users, a spokeswoman said that Jarvis “recognises the issue with the steps, but her experience was that [because] they got the ramp out so quickly, there wasn’t a problem getting in to the building”.last_img read more

Developments in Development Waiting for the SF Slowdown

first_img Tags: development • Developments in Development Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0% Given how often I cite the exorbitant cost of living in this neighborhood in this column, you’ll be happy to know that 94110 did not place on this Business Insider list of top 20 most expensive zip codes for renters in the nation, though surprisingly, SoMa did. And that’s actually not all. Bubble-popping rumors continue to abound, with this week’s grim (or hopeful depending on your stance) predictions coming from USA Today and Curbed.The former insists that the slowdown is here now, on the basis that investors are skittish and valuations are dropping – despite the fact that LinkedIn, with one of the biggest drops in stock prices, has actually continued to grow in the same time period. Curbed looked at the housing side of things and observed that the market for ultra-luxury homes may be slipping a little, but that this doesn’t necessarily indicate we’re about to see another wave of foreclosures.So perhaps it’s all still just talk. Sort of similar to the talk that the city is building massive amounts of new housing. Housing is certainly being planned – SocketSite reports that there are 62,000 units of housing somewhere in the city’s planning pipeline.That sounds good, but just because a project is in the pipeline does not mean it will get built soon. Some projects in that pipeline are on a time scale marked in decades. Only about 8,700 units are already under construction and actually expected to be completed within two years. And if I understand correctly, the 8,900 below-market-rate units SocketSite reports represent just 14.4 percent of the total planned, which is far, far short of the city’s stated goal of keeping 30 percent of the city’s new housing affordable.center_img Still, Socketsite reports, the number of homes for sale in San Francisco, especially condos, is climbing, with supply even outpacing demand. And that might not even be taking in to account the $2 billion unlisted market – as Curbed reports, roughly a quarter of homes sold in San Francisco are never even listed.Perhaps this would be an interesting context in which to think about the state Legislative Analyst’s report that indicated that areas with high construction tend to see less displacement.The Washington Post asked several Bay Area experts to weigh in on that notion, and they had mixed reactions: Some said of course, rich people coming in will outcompete poor people trying to rent the existing housing. Others criticized the report for failing to distinguish between the effect of construction in areas where land is easily available and areas where it is not – and, most notably, that the area has consistently met local demand for luxury housing, while falling far short of the demand for affordable units. Read the full arguments here.While cities in the Bay Area continue to wrestle with the problem of what to do for the supply of homes (rental or owned), they are also still tasked with finding a good approach to short-term rentals. After a ballot measure failed last year that would have made local short-term rental laws much stricter (despite the $8 million Airbnb dropped on that election), San Francisco’s office tasked with enforcement continues to plod along. The office has enforced on just a fraction of the number of short term rentals that a hotel industry study indicates are likely illegal under city law. Now, Inside Bay Area reports that Danville has done what San Francisco is apparently unable to do and simply banned short-term rentals outright.But in this case, the ban has nothing to do with the local fear that short term rentals offer incentives to take apartments off the rental market. No, in Danville, an estimated 20 or so people do short-term rentals, and the neighbors are upset that having strangers in town so often causes problems for the “small-town atmosphere.” I suppose it remains to be seen whether enforcement of such a ban is just as problematic as local laws have proven to be. last_img read more

KIERAS Occasions who will sponsor Saints Academy

first_imgKIERAS Occasions, who will sponsor Saints Academy Graduate Danny Richardson for the 2016 season, have thrown their support behind the 2015 Chocolate Orange Challenge.For those who may not have seen the Challenge before, it was started in 2011 by Saints fan Christopher Lamb following the sad passing of his son Elliott Lamb. Elliott was a mascot at one of the final games to be played at Knowsley Road in 2010.Christopher collects Terry’s Chocolate Oranges from kind doners, friends, family and businesses in the run up to Christmas and then passes them onto Doctors and Nurses in Children’s and cancer hospitals as well as Hospices in the North West and around the UK.It is a gesture that grew from the time Elliott was cared for in hospital and has since grown each year to more than 5,200 being collected last Christmas.Chris commented: “I know that Christmas is an extremely sad time for many people, and by doing this positive thing each year we want to encourage people to cherish their loved ones, feel that they can talk about them, and thank those people that were there for us during our darkest hours.”Chris is aiming to deliver this year’s Oranges on the December 18.For anyone wishing to donate a Chocolate Orange to the Challenge they can be dropped off at Kieras Occasions, located on North Road, St Helens.You can also follow the Challenge online:Twitter – @chocoranges#chocorangeswww.kierasoccasions.co.uk – Kieras Occasions are a St Helens based venue dresser and can provide dressing and balloons for all occasions.last_img read more

And this was done with the squad down to the bare

first_imgAnd this was done with the squad down to the bare bones due to injuries to key personnel – although with the performances of those youngsters drafted in you would never know.In fact the game was virtually over as early as the 10th minute as the Saints went over for their third try, taking a 14 point strangle-hold on the visitors.The Saints took the lead after only 60 seconds with Josh Simm picking up a Catalans fumble over the line from Jack Welsby’s delightfully weighted grubber. This came after a Callum Hazzard offload had put Welsby away on a 40 metre run into the visitors half.The visitors should have equalized on five minutes but after a break down the middle the pass went straight to the covering Tom Nisbet. A clever Jake Wingfield penalty for offside at the play the ball and three tackles later quick hands allowed Nisbet to put Simm in for his second.The Josh Simm show continued on the next set as his 40 metre break took him to the fullback. He passed left to the supporting Kye Siyani who didn’t have the pace to go the remaining 30 metres and was caught short of the line. Two tackles later, however, and Cam Brown was dummying his way over in the right corner.The tide turned slightly along with the penalty count and it took two Nisbet led tackles in one set to keep the Dragons scoreless.From the handover the Saints were finding it tough going to get out of their own 30 but got another set when Welsby’s last tackle clearance kick was charged down. Three tackles later and Nisbet broke through the middle of the line. 30 metres later he stepped around the fullback, evaded the head high tackle of the covering centre and then outpaced the rest of the cover over the last 40 metres to the right corner for a great individual try.The Saints kept the point a minute tally up by scoring their fifth try without reply. Strong drives out of defence from the returning John Hutchings and hardworking debutant Brandon Scully put the Saints on the front foot. Another break from Captain Hazzard to the beleaguered fullback saw him put Welsby in by the sticks.The visitors gave themselves a glimmer of hope on the half hour as the tall second row took advantage of some lethargic tackling and two penalties on the bounce to reach over.The call at oranges was to eradicate last week’s poor restart and to turn the screw and that’s what happened as from the kick off great kick chase work from Siyani, Hutchings, Joe Sharratt and Ryan Horne saw the Dragons winger pushed back into his own in-goal for a Saints repeat set.The perfect start of a Sharratt try from Horne’s grubber was ruled out for a dubious offside, but the Saints were in from their next set.Drives from Sam Royle and Chris Kellett and a Paul Nash/Royle offload to each other saw Nash dummy his way under the posts.The Saints were making the game look easy with their defensive line speed and power running epitomised in the run up to the seventh try.Two drives from Jorge Lewtas, promoted to the starting line-up, and his bench replacement Kian Horridge saw the Saints in the Dragons red zone. On the last the ball was moved right to Horne who, on seeing his kick options ruled out by a poor pass, stepped back inside off his right foot no less than five times before primly dotting the ball down under the posts.Unfortunately as the game went into the final quarter injuries, both old and new started to take their toll on the Saints allowing the visitors to score twice.Sandwiched in between Sam Royle had a try disallowed for a double movement which could easily have been ruled as a trip on the loose forward as he went for the line.The last laugh was reserved for Sharratt as he twisted his way over after a repeat set had the Dragons under pressure.Looking purely at the scoreboard this was a good win. Considering the meagre and inexperienced resources available to the Saints, this was a fantastic win.Kian Horridge in only his third game off the bench and the encouraging debut of Brandon Scully showed the type of gutsy performances shown by the players. Lewtas and Royle did big minutes and Kye Siyani pushed through cramp to play the full 80 but vying with each other for the best on park were Callum Hazzard and Jack Welsby.Match Summary:Saints U19: Tries: Josh Simm (1 & 6), Cameron Brown (10), Tom Nisbett (22), Jack Welsby (24), Paul Nash (46), Ryan Horne (51), Joe Sharratt (77). Goals: Callum Hazzard 3 from 6, Josh Simm 1 from 1, Jack Welsby 1 from 1.Catalans U19s: Tries: Corentin Le Cam (28 & 64), Robin Brochon (70). Goals: Arthur Mourgue 0 from 3.Half Time: 24-4 Full Time: 42-12Teams:Saints: 1. Tom Nisbet; 5. John Hutchings, 3. Cameron Brown, 4. Josh Simm, 2. Sean Croston; 6. Jack Welsby, 7. Ryan Horne; 8. Jorge Lewtas, 9. Jake Wingfield, 10. Callum Hazzard, 11. Joe Sharratt, 12. Kye Siyani, 13. Sam Royle. Subs: 14. Paul Nash, 15. Brandon Scully, 16. Kian Horridge, 17. Christian Kellett.Catalans: 1. Robin Brochon; 2. Guillame Gorka, 3. Louis Carre, 4. Matthieu Laguerre, 5. Ugo Martin; 6. Thomas Lacans, 7. Arthur Mourgue (C); 8. Barthelemy Rouge, 9. Thibault Osuna, 16. Tiaki Chan, 11. Luc Delor, 12. Corentin Le Cam, 13. Lucas Vergniol. Subs: 10. Florian Vailhen, 14. David de Macedo, 15. Valentin Zafra, 17. Mathieu Cozza.last_img read more

Brunswick County woman tries luck with lottery for first time wins 200000

first_imgRALEIGH, NC (WWAY) – A Holden Beach woman won big, and it was her first time playing the lottery.For over a week, Bonnie Cox carried around a scratch-off ticket worth $200,000 and didn’t even know it.- Advertisement – “I just put it in my purse and forgot about it,” Cox said. “I only remembered to scratch it, because it was getting in the way when I was looking for something.”Cox bought two $500 Frenzy scratch-offs at the Food Lion in Shallotte. One was the winning ticket. She put them in her purse and left them there for a week.“I couldn’t believe it,” Cox thought after she scratched the tickets. “I kept looking at it and looking at it. I figured I was reading it wrong since this is the first time I’ve played.”Related Article: Multiple Brunswick Co. coastal communities order mandatory evacuationsCox claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. She took home $139,003 after required state and federal tax withholdings. She plans to use the money to pay medical bills.last_img read more

Wilmington Walmart debuts pickup tower

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Just in time for holiday shopping, one area Walmart is introducing new technology.The Walmart Supercenter on Sigmon Road is the first in Wilmington to debut a Walmart pickup tower.- Advertisement – These 16-foot tall structures function like high-tech vending machines and can fulfill a customer’s online order in less than a minute.To use the pickup tower, customers simply choose items on Walmart.com and select the pickup option at checkout.When the item arrives at the local store, an associate loads it into the pickup tower and the customer retrieves it by scanning a bar code sent to their smartphone.Related Article: Trump: ‘Good chance’ now for tariff deal with Mexico“We had our first two customers and they were definitely surprised and excited,” Walmart E-Commerce Team Leader Amy Davis said. “The second customer had two orders and she really couldn’t believe how fast and how easy it was to retrieve you know both of them in less than a minute.”Walmart said its pickup towers are the latest example of the store’s commitment to digital acceleration and innovation.last_img read more

Symposium brings stories and solutions to ongoing opioid crisis

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The ongoing battle against the opioid drug epidemic is front and center in the public spotlight. Congressman David Rouzer created a group to spread awareness and information.This symposium comes after months of planning by the Congressman and other. It brought together key figures on every level, from the recovery clinic to the USDA all in an effort to reach those struggling and inform others.- Advertisement – “We’re going to celebrate recovery wherever it’s found,” said Kenny House Vice President of Clinical Services at Coastal Horizons.House spoke alongside Mark Allen who leads the Refuge recovery program at Port City Community Church. It’s a conversation we have had with them before. This time was different as their panel discussion reached dozens on a public platform organized by the Congressman and his staff.These men also sit on the steering committee Rep. Rouzer developed that also includes federal officials talking prevention programs as well as county Sheriff’s and District Attorney’s Jon and Ben David.Related Article: New data show drug overdose deaths, suicides climbed at alarming rates in 2017His idea for this committee sparked by the sit down he had with Alecia Roberts and her team.“Tonight is proof that we do have voice and when we speak out even when we’re not sure that we’re going to get that response that we’re looking for, that sometimes we do,” said Roberts who chairs the group NC Coalition of Parents for Change.The group is composed of parents impacted by the opioid epidemic. Roberts lost her 25-year-old daughter to it.A year ago she reached out to the congressman to join their effort to bring those addicted to recovery and safety. To her surprise, he answered the call.“Extremely grateful, my heart is full,” said Roberts.The discussion ended with everyone elevating the message Roberts has for so many parents and victims.“Don’t lose hope, don’t lose faith and don’t give up and keep fighting for them,” said Roberts.Rep. Rouzer’s staff told Roberts they will look at hosting the symposium as an annual event.last_img read more

National Weather Service warns of jellyfish stings sightings

first_imgPeople swimming in the ocean (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The National Weather Service is warning beach goers to be on the lookout for jellyfish.The beach hazard alert is in effect through Friday.- Advertisement – Jellyfish have been reported at multiple beaches but officials said they are small and mostly a nuisance, stinging the feet of beach goers.If you are stung, officials advise you to rinse the area with vinegar and then to soak it in hot water, or see a lifeguard.last_img read more

Women accused of stealing from Walmart in Shallotte

first_img They say it happened around 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon.They were seen leaving in a black Honda civic.Anyone with information is asked to contact Shallotte Police at (910) 754-6008. Police need your help identifying two women they say stole from the Walmart in Shallotte. (Photo: Shallotte PD) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Police need your help identifying two women they say stole from the Walmart in Shallotte.Police say these two women are wanted for larceny.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Keep away from that candidate Court warns volatile youth

first_imgWhatsApp A 32 year old accused of physically attacking Partit Demokratiklu candidate Charles Polidano has been ordered by Court to keep his distance from the victim. Jack Azzopardi, accused of threatening and injuring Polidano, as well as damaging his car and disrupting the public peace, has been ordered to stay away and have no contact with Polidano for the next two years.In Court, Polidano expressed his disappointment that the Court did not ask him to be present during the hearing or allow him the opportunity to call his witnesses.The Court heard how Polidano had contacted Azzopardi’s mother, asking her to sign a recommendation for his candidature. Mrs Azzopardi, who cannot read or write, signed the recommendation and subsequently, Polidano received many phone threats, which eventually led to the assault.Read: PD local council candidate physically assaulted outside his home – PDAzzopardi’s defence argued that Polidano took advantage of the accused’s mother. Azzopardi also stated that when Polidano talked to Mrs Azzopardi, she was told he was representing Partit Laburista, and not Partit Demokratiku. Polidano insisted that the accused’s mother was fully aware what she was signing. <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>center_img SharePrintlast_img read more

Government to ban entry of TV sets without digital transmitters

first_imgAdvertisement Need two million boxes He added: “We only need two million set top boxes. These are for the about two million television sets that currently need set top boxes to access digital broadcasting migration. After this we will not require any more such devices to be imported.”However, the move is likely to hurt businesses that have already imported or ordered for television sets with no digital tuners. Both Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) could not confirm how soon this would be implemented.Eng Geofrey Mutabazi, the executive director UCC, asked for more time before he would give a comprehensive position on the matter. As of December 2011, Uganda had about five million TV sets of which close to three million are digital enabled. This means that the remaining two million require set top boxes in order to transmit digital signals. – Advertisement – Facilitating the switch While reading the 2012/13 budget, the government scrapped import duty on set top boxes from 25 per cent to 0 for a period of one year as a way of facilitating the switch to digital broadcasting.This was in addition to the adoption of DVBT 2 technology as the standard for digital migration and plans to ban the sale of DVBT(1). Recently, Eng Patrick Mwesigwa, the director of Technology and Licensing at UCC, said DVBT2 had been approved because it allows the airing of more channels (up to 24) compared to DVBT that allows less than 16 channels.However, since then, there has been little progress and DVBT(1) technology is still on the market even when it was abolished.Source: Daily Monitorlast_img read more

WarriorsPelicans game becomes first professional sports event to stream live in 3D

first_imgThe sports event streamed live in 3D on Warriors-Pelicans game.Image Credit: Venture Beat Advertisement The Warriors-Pelicans game Tuesday night at Oracle Arena became the first live professional sports event to be televised in virtual reality, a high-definition 3D live stream that can be watched with a headset and provides viewers with new angles and unique perspectives.Technology company NextVR mounted one camera, on the TNT broadcast table at half court, to provide a 180-degree view for the stream, as opposed to shots in a regular television broadcast that may be more confined. Watching with a headset that felt like being on the floor, with the depth perception of 3D, with the ability to turn from side to side that allows the viewer to choose what to watch, not the director deciding which shot to broadcast.Another camera was attached to one of the basket stanchions, to be used strictly for a highlight package for later use. – Advertisement – “It fundamentally re-defines what it means to have the best seat in the house,” said David Cramer, the senior vice president for corporate strategy for NextVR. “You could have all the money in the world and not be able to watch from the dugout. But in our test with Major League Baseball, we had a camera in the Cubs dugout at AT&T Park (this season). When there was a hit, you could see the reaction in the dugout.”[related-posts]An unknown number of people outside Oracle Arena had access to the live stream available in the United States only, while viewing stations allowed fans inside the building to watch the pre-game ring ceremony and the game via the developing technology. The total number of viewing devices worldwide is in the “low six figures,” Cramer estimated, with plans to grow that into the millions within a year.The NBA first experimented with virtual reality in 2013-14, when NextVR captured, but did not show live, the Warriors playing the Nuggets. Last season, it became the first U.S. professional league to publicly show virtual reality, capturing and distributing highlights of the All-Star game and All-Star Saturday night from New York.“I don’t think w’re trying to replace the TV experience or mimic the TV experience,” Cramer said. “I think what we’re trying to do is give people a product that can enhance what you see on TV.”Tuesday’s product was a collaboration among NextVR, Turner Sports and the NBA. No decision has been made on streaming future games.[hangtime]last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Tuesday 19 March

first_imgWelcome to Starters Orders. Star Sports update with our key market movers for the day and sign up specials.Tuesday 19 March2.20 TauntonSuper Snipe 12/1 > 13/22.30 HuntingdonCaptain McGarry 7/2 > 7/44.30 TauntonCalin Du Brizais 6/1 > 7/2LIVE FOOTBALLNO LIVE GAMESSTAR PROMOTIONSlast_img

Town Hall launches oneyear countdown to Centennial Celebration

first_imgShareBY B.J. ALMONDRice News staffWearing a “Celebrate Rice” T-shirt, President David Leebron celebrated the university’s successes during the Town Hall meeting held on Rice Day – Oct. 12 — in the Shepherd School of Music’s Stude Concert Hall.The event launched the one-year countdown to Rice’s Centennial Celebration planned for Oct. 10-14, 2012.“We’ve had a tremendous amount of progress, some of which is very visible,” Leebron said as he reviewed the key points of the Vision for the Second Century (V2C) adopted nearly five years ago.He gave as an example the expansion of the undergraduate student body, which he said is almost 30 percent larger and more diverse without sacrificing the legendary high quality of students at Rice. And the record 13,816 applications that Rice received for fall 2011 is likely to be broken again next year, he said.“One of the things that is really critical to us is our research,” Leebron said. “As part of the centennial, we want to make people aware of all the things that we have contributed to.”The dramatic growth in sponsored research funding, which totaled $115.3 million in fiscal year 2011, reflects both the large quantity of proposals written by faculty and the high quality of those proposals, he said.From the world’s first tunable lasers and the nanotechnology revolution to digital signal processing and artificial heart research, Rice has made the world a better place. “Every time you use a cell phone, remember that there’s stuff in that phone that was invented by people at Rice,” Leebron said.While a number of faculty members who made such research discoveries in years past are still active at Rice, “we have newer and younger faculty who are making their own pathway in building things for the future,” Leebron said.Identifying past accomplishments that have set the stage for current and future endeavors, Leebron noted that the Houston Area Survey began at Rice 30 years ago and now is housed in the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, where that research will be extended to other cities around the world. “The fundamental research of understanding human society will pay many benefits in the future,” he said.New buildings like the Brockman Hall for Physics and the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) are facilitating more research progress, Leebron said. He noted that the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) recently chose the BRC as the site to present grant awards to Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Houston, Rice and other Texas Medical Center institutions – evidence that the BRC has become the hub of interdisciplinary medical and scientific research at Rice and the TMC.Campus vibrancy has improved dramatically, due to such factors as the new Rice Public Art program, Brochstein Pavilion and the renovated Coffeehouse in the student center, Leebron said. “The new Rice Coffeehouse will transform the RMC and turn it into a more welcoming, dynamic space.”Progress also has been made toward the V2C goal of increased engagement with the city of Houston, he said. Leebron cited the Glasscock School for Continuing Studies’ and other Rice K-12 programs, Rice’s growing collaborations with the Houston Independent School District, research by faculty and students on the city’s problems and the volunteer work done by the Rice community. “We’re not perceived as sitting behind the hedges; we’re seen as being engaged with the problems of Houston,” he said.100 Centennial Stars to be honoredFROM RICE NEWS STAFF REPORTSNow that the one-year countdown to the Centennial Celebration has begun, Rice University will be honoring 100 staff members throughout the year as “Centennial Stars.”This designation will be given to staff members who go above and beyond their job duties, who support the university’s goals, who have a positive impact on Rice culture and who contribute to a better future. Each will receive a Star award and a certificate.Human Resources will accept nominations from peers, colleagues, co-workers and supervisors. Nominees must be in a benefits-eligible position for at least two years as of Jan. 1, 2012 and have no current disciplinary or performance concerns.To nominate someone as a Centennial Star, go to http://people.rice.edu and click on the Centennial Star link. For more information, contact Rebecca Millet at rmillet@rice.edu or 713-348-4791.“Rice’s efforts to expand its international outreach as well as the international character of its student body have been very successful,” Leebron said. “The efforts in China and Brazil have especially produced concrete relationships benefiting both faculty and students. The number of Rice faculty engaged in Latin American studies has tripled.”New graduate programs and more support for graduate students are indicative of progress toward the V2C goal of strengthening graduate and postdoctoral studies at Rice, he said.Leebron cited several examples of Rice’s growing visibility in the U.S. and internationally:— Faculty members are winning highly prestigious awards, such as Richard Tapia receiving the National Medal of Science.— The Rice Business Plan Competition at the Jones Graduate School of Business has become the biggest in the world; 42 teams will compete for $1.4 million in prizes next year.— Faculty and alumni of the Shepherd School of Music account for 40 percent of the Houston Symphony’s musicians.— Videos produced by Public Affairs about students, faculty and staff have had more than 215,000 views in just three months.Leebron also cited the Princeton Review rankings, where Rice is rated No. 1 for best quality of life for the third year in a row as well as No. 1 for happiest students. “Our students say they’re happy, and so many of you have a role in that,” he said. “The school runs smoothly from an administrative point of view – everything across campus. People feel that this is a helpful community.”Leebron commended the staff for their nonstop efforts to maintain the campus. “When I bring folks here, they comment on how clean and beautiful the campus is.” He noted that the Facilities, Engineering and Planning crews’ tireless efforts to water the 5,000 trees on campus during the drought has minimized the loss to about 20.Leebron said he is continuing to use the acronym RICE to define the values of the people who work here: responsibility, integrity, community and excellence. “How we treat each other every single day defines us as a community,” he said. “In everything we do, we strive for excellence.”Leebron announced that 100 staff members will be recognized as “Centennial Stars” this year for going above and beyond their job duties and having a positive impact on Rice culture.He also announced that everyone who attended the Town Hall would receive a free “Celebrate Rice” T-shirt as they exited Stude Hall.To begin the official centennial countdown, Leebron was joined onstage by Board of Trustees Chair Jim Crownover ‘65, Faculty Senate Speaker Susan McIntosh, Centennial Director Kathleen Boyd ‘80, Association of Rice Alumni Interim Executive Director Karen George ’77, Graduate Student Association President Sumedh Warudkar, Student Association President Georgia Lagoudas, the Fly Rice Owls Step Team, Rice Cheerleaders and Sammy the Owl.The program concluded with a performance of “When the Owls Go Marching In” by the Rice Chorale, Melodious Voices of Praise and the Rice Jazz Ensemble.Rice Day continued with construction of walls for the Centennial House and an evening picnic.For information about the Centennial Celebration and the events planned during the year leading up to it, visit http://centennial.rice.edu.The Town Hall program was organized by the Town Hall Committee of Marie Wehrung from Human Resources, Carlos Solis from Educational Technologies, Kate Almond from the Centennial Celebration and B.J. Smith from the Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, and the Public Affairs team led by University Relations Director Greg Marshall. Employees can provide feedback on the meeting at http://staff.rice.edu/post_event_TownHall_survey.asp. The slides and an archived webcast of the meeting will be posted at http://cohesion.rice.edu/campusservices/humanresources/training.cfm?doc_id=13962. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

Acclaimed trumpet pedagogues to join Shepherd School in 2013

first_imgAddThis ShareAmy Hodges713-348-6777amy.hodges@rice.eduHOUSTON – (July 16, 2012) – Acclaimed trumpet pedagogues Barbara Butler and Charles Geyer will join Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in July 2013.“With the appointments of Charlie Geyer and Barbara Butler in trumpet, the Shepherd School engages two of our country’s pre-eminent performers and teachers,” said Robert Yekovich, dean of the Shepherd School. “Our brass department enters a new and exciting era, building upon the standards of excellence established by Marie Speziale, who is retiring as chair of brass and professor of trumpet.”Butler and Geyer have been professors of trumpet at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music since 1998 and held the same positions for 18 years with the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music.Butler and Geyer have performed as members or guests of some of North America’s top orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Houston Symphony, Grant Park Symphony, St. Louis Symphony and Lyric Opera Orchestra of Chicago. They are currently members and soloists with Music of the Baroque, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Grand Teton Music Festival, Ars Viva Symphony and Chicago Philharmonic. They have performed solos, recitals and master classes throughout the world.In addition to numerous chamber and orchestral recordings, Butler and Geyer have released three duo recordings, including “With Clarion Voice” on D’Note, “Music for Two Trumpets and Organ” on Gasparo and their most recent, “Carmen Fantasia,” on Warner Bros.“We are so fortunate to attract Charlie Geyer and Barbara Butler to our school,” said Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestral Conducting. “After the excellence and great success of Marie Speziale, their appointment speaks for itself. They have been and continue to be towering forces in the trumpet and brass field.”Butler’s and Geyer’s students fill many of the world’s top orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, St. Louis Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Houston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and the “President’s Own” Marine band. Additionally, they hold teaching positions at top schools and universities and have won many national and solo competitions, including the National Trumpet Competition and the International Trumpet Guild Solo and Orchestral Excerpts Competitions.“We are excited to join the prestigious faculty of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University,” the husband-and-wife team of 33 years said. “Continuing to develop the finest trumpet studio in the world and to make a difference in the lives of musicians and their audiences is our passion and mission. Rice offers unique opportunities for intensive and nurturing work, and we can’t wait to share this with past, present and future students.”For more information on the Shepherd School of Music, visit http://music.rice.edu.-30-This news release can be found online at XXXXX.Related materials: Shepherd School of Music: http://music.rice.eduLocated 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 known for its “unconventional wisdom.” 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. 4 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/Rice.pdf.If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line.Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005last_img read more

Rices graduate entrepreneurship program again ranked among top 10 in US

first_imgShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327druth@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.edu Rice’s graduate entrepreneurship program again ranked among top 10 in USHOUSTON – (Nov. 10, 2015) – Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business has the No. 6 graduate entrepreneurship program in the U.S., according to rankings announced today by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. This marks the seventh year in a row the Jones School has been ranked as a top 10 graduate program in entrepreneurship.The 2015 ranking was based on a survey from May through August of more than 300 undergraduate and graduate schools offering programs in entrepreneurship studies. The Princeton Review survey looked at each school’s commitment to entrepreneurship education inside and outside the classroom. More than three dozen metrics were analyzed for the rankings. Among them were the percentage of faculty, students and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, the number and reach of mentorship programs and funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects. The survey results will be published in the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine.The Jones School’s strong commitment to entrepreneurship was reinforced by the launch of the Rice Entrepreneurship Initiative this fall as a cross-disciplinary initiative to provide students from across the university with skills and knowledge to succeed in a world where entrepreneurial capabilities are increasingly critical for meaningful and influential careers. The initiative is led by Yael Hochberg, the Ralph S. O’Connor Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Jones School, who is considered one of the foremost experts on accelerator programs and serves as managing director of the annual Seed Accelerator Rankings Project.The Jones School’s entrepreneurship program was founded by nationally recognized faculty led by Al Napier and Edward Williams. The school offers more than 30 courses taught by professors with significant entrepreneurial experience.The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, led by managing director Brad Burke, hosts the world’s largest and richest student startup competition, the Rice Business Plan Competition, and has been a global leader in the creation and commercialization of new products and technologies. Burke was recently also named executive director of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, which represents more than 225 university entrepreneurship programs and is now housed at Rice.OwlSpark, the Rice student startup accelerator founded in 2013, offers a summer program that provides teams of students and recent alumni with the funding, space, industrial and academic mentorship and networking opportunities required to launch their companies. OwlSpark is managed by Kerri Smith from the Rice Alliance, who also leads Rice’s partnership with the University of Texas and Texas A&M in launching the Southwest NSF I-Corps Node in Texas.The Jones Graduate School Entrepreneurs Organization and Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program are two additional examples of the full complement of innovative programs and opportunities graduate students have to translate ideas into action.To view the complete rankings, visit www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/top-entrepreneur.-30-For more information, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at 713-348-6775 or jfalk@rice.edu.Follow the Jones Graduate School of Business via Twitter @RiceMBA.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related Materials:Jones Graduate School of Business: http://business.rice.edu. AddThislast_img read more

Baker Institute among top 5 universityaffiliated think tanks in world

first_imgAddThis ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduBaker Institute among top 5 university-affiliated think tanks in worldHOUSTON – (Feb. 1, 2016) – Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is now ranked among the top five university-affiliated think tanks in the world, according to an annual index of global think tanks. The Baker Institute rose to No. 4 in 2015 — up from No. 9 in 2014.Photo courtesy of Rice University’s Baker InstituteThe Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies (CES) was ranked No. 2 among the world’s energy- and resource-policy think tanks — up from No. 4 in 2014 – according to the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program’s 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.The institute ranks No. 18 among the top think tanks in the United States.The top four university-affiliated think tanks in the world are, in ranked order, Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard’s Center for International Development, the London School of Economics’ IDEAS/Public Policy Group and Rice’s Baker Institute. The top-ranked global energy think tank is the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, followed by the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies.“These rankings reflect our commitment to excellence and to delivering research, programs and policy recommendations to decision-makers in the public and private sectors,” said Baker Institute Director Edward Djerejian. “Our fellows, scholars and staff are to be commended for their dedication and work. We will continue to grow in meaningful ways in the years ahead.”Rice President David Leebron cited Djerejian’s strategic and effective leadership in elevating the Baker Institute to among the top globally recognized think tanks. “Under Ambassador Djerejian’s leadership, the important policy work and influence of the Baker Institute has both deepened and broadened. Its extraordinary success in a relatively brief time would not have been possible without the vision and leadership of Ed Djerejian, and the guiding influence and steadfast support of Secretary James A. Baker, III. The Baker Institute has played a critical role in advancing and engaging Rice University both locally and globally.”“We have an outstanding group of fellows, scholars and graduate students across multiple academic departments who contribute to our work on many different topics in the energy-environment arena,” said Kenneth Medlock, CES senior director and the James A. Baker III and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics. “This interdisciplinary model will continue to drive our approach to providing unbiased analysis of factors that shape the energy future with the goal of engaging policymakers, corporate leaders and the general public.”Founded in 1993, the Baker Institute has fellows and scholars who conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. Core fields of study include energy, the Middle East, Mexico, health care, taxes and public finance, entrepreneurship, international economics, science and technology, China, space policy and drug policy.The University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program’s Global Go To Think Tank Index has become the gold standard for think tanks around the world and is widely cited by governments, donors, journalists and policymakers as the foremost guide to the performance of thousands of domestic and international public-policy centers.The program’s report is compiled with assistance from 2,000 peer institutions and experts from the print and electronic media, academia, public and private donor institutions, and governments in the U.S. and around the globe.-30-Related materials:2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report: http://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1009&context=think_tanksFollow 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 five 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 http://www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.last_img read more

Baker Institute expert explores surge of state gross receipts tax proposals

first_imgShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduBaker Institute expert explores surge of state gross receipts tax proposals HOUSTON – (Jan. 22, 2018) – While some states may consider a gross receipts tax (GRT) to generate revenue, enhance business competitiveness or implement alternatives to the administratively burdensome state corporate income tax (CIT), the GRT is viewed by most economists as a bad tax primarily because of “tax pyramiding,” according to an expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Credit: 123RF.com/Rice UniversityJoyce Beebe, fellow in public finance, outlined her insights in a new issue brief, “A Primer on Gross Receipts Taxes.” She explains the structure of the GRT, compares it with other business tax instruments, such as the CIT and value-added tax (VAT), and examines these seemingly conflicting trends.Beebe said pyramiding, a feature of the GRT, occurs when products and services are taxed each time they are purchased and sold by subsequent firms during the production process. “The tax thus becomes part of the base in each subsequent sale, and final purchasers pay a higher tax because of the repeated taxation of the same inputs,” she wrote. “Because of the lack of deductions for business-to-business sales and the repetitive tax levy at each stage of production, the effective tax rate on final sales under the GRT is not only higher than the statutory rate, but it could also be different for similar goods, depending on the number of taxable intermediate transactions in the production-distribution process.”In 2017 Oregon, Oklahoma, Louisiana and West Virginia sought to enact a statewide GRT to replace their obsolete tax systems and improve revenues. “Although none of the proposals were implemented, Oregon has indicated that it might propose creating a GRT again in the next legislative session, and West Virginia’s proposal was approved by the legislature but ultimately not enacted,” Beebe wrote.Five states (Ohio, Texas, Delaware, Washington and Nevada) currently have a statewide GRT. Besides Delaware, these states do not explicitly refer to the tax as a GRT. Ohio refers to the GRT as the commercial activity tax (CAT), Texas calls the state GRT a franchise tax or margin tax, Washington named its GRT the business and occupation tax and Nevada’s GRT is the commerce tax, Beebe said. New Mexico has a GRT, but its characteristics are more similar to a broad-based sales tax, she said.States typically impose a GRT as a privilege of doing business in the state, Beebe said. “In its most general form, the base of the GRT comprises the receipts from all sales of goods and services and applies to all businesses within a state,” she wrote. “A GRT does not provide allowances for costs incurred by sellers or offer exemptions to particular types of sales. Business entities simply apply a single tax rate to the sales receipts to calculate the taxes owed. None of the current state GRTs fit squarely into this description — they either exclude certain types of sales or entities, tax different businesses at different rates or allow various deductions.”Texas legislators have made attempts to repeal the state’s franchise tax, a hybrid form of the GRT. The franchise tax has been the subject of several lawsuits, Beebe said. “For example, the Texas Supreme Court in September heard oral arguments for a case in which the petitioner claimed that the 10-year-old franchise tax is actually an income tax,” she wrote. “The unpopularity of the tax is widespread, leading policymakers to propose repealing it; however, such efforts were unsuccessful in the 2017 legislative session.”State business tax reform cannot happen in a vacuum, Beebe said. “A state’s existing business tax structure, economic climate, industry concentration and other state or local taxes all need to be considered,” she wrote. “Although most economists support the VAT, its transition costs and unfamiliarity have been major obstacles to its successful adoption. A policy choice between the GRT and the CIT may reflect what is more tolerable to state and local constituents and policymakers — a distortionary tax that generates revenue or the incumbent, more complicated tax.”“Regardless of which business tax a state decides to implement, the overarching characteristics that are desirable are clear: The tax should be a broad-based, low-rate tax that has limited pyramiding and does not create many tax avoidance opportunities,” Beebe wrote. “After such a tax is enacted, states also need to avoid the pressure to erode the tax base over time — either by offering concessions to specific industries, excluding particular groups or providing incentives for certain activities. Without ongoing maintenance, the shrinking tax base will necessitate rate increases to bring in the same amount of revenue, and the modified tax may eventually look like the CIT today.”-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Issue brief: www.bakerinstitute.org/research/primer-gross-receipts-taxes.Beebe biography: www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/joyce-beebe.Baker Institute Center for Public Finance: www.bakerinstitute.org/center-for-public-finance.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top five 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.  FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

Dartmouth Announces New MBA Deadlines Changes to Admissions

first_img Round ThreeMarch 30, 2020April 2, 2020May 7, 2020May 29, 2020 Round OneOctober 7, 2019November 1, 2019December 12, 2019February 17, 2020 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  Application DeadlineInterview DeadlineDecision ReleaseEnrollment Decision/Deposit Due In preparation for the 2019-20 admissions cycle, beginning in early July, the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business in Hanover, New Hampshire, is introducing a few new changes, including new.Luke Anthony Peña, Tuck Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid, says, “We pledge to listen and to be responsive to our applicants. Moving our round one deadline back two weeks provides several additional days for aspiring Tuck students to visit campus and interview before finalizing round one applications. And once again, we are committing to a shorter wait time for decisions.” The short-answer section of the application is also going by the wayside, instead prioritizing space for essays. Tuck applicants will provide three separate 300-word essays on the following:“Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will advance their aspirations. Why are you pursuing an MBA and why Tuck?”“Tuck students recognize how their individuality adds to the fabric of Tuck. Tell us who you are.”“Tuck students invest generously in one another’s success even when it is not convenient or easy. Share an example of how you helped someone else succeed.”In addition to changes to the essay and recommendation sections in its applications, Dartmouth MBA deadlines have been pushed back slightly for the 2019-20 season.As for recommendations, Tuck will now be using GMAC’s Common Letter of Recommendation Questions, which are as follows:“Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.”“How does the performance of the applicant compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?)”“Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.”“Is there anything else we should know? (Optional)”Peña adds:“We really enjoy getting to know our applicants and are eager to reduce anxiety in the application process. Our previous questions for references were distinct. Applicants told us that made the process more onerous. We trust that references with the knowledge, desire, and time to thoughtfully advocate for applicants will still surface meaningful examples of Tuck criteria when responding to these common prompts.”Dartmouth MBA Deadlines Dartmouth Announces New MBA Deadlines, Changes to Admissions Round TwoJanuary 6, 2020January 31, 2020 March 12, 2020April 27, 2020center_img Consortium Round OneOctober 15, 2019November 1, 2019December 12, 2020February 17, 2020 or April 27, 2020 RelatedFriday News – Georgetown Executive Program Earns Top 10 Ranking, UVA Darden Launches Online Career Development Tool, and MoreLet’s take a look at some of the biggest stories from this week, including the Georgetown Executive Education program earning some heady praise from the Financial Times. Financial Times Ranks Executive Custom Programs #10 in U.S. – Georgetown McDonough School of Business News Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has…June 7, 2019In “Boston”Advice from Clear Admit: Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview, Part IThis post has been republished in its entirety from its original source clearadmit.com. With Harvard Business School (HBS) slated to issue its first batch of invitations today, the MBA admissions world is buzzing about one thing: INTERVIEWS. HBS, of course, is not alone. At Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, which features…October 6, 2015In “Admissions Tips”3 Essential MBA Essay Question TipsFor many applicants, the MBA essay question is the single most terrifying and challenging part of the entire MBA application. More than your GMAT, GPA, or resume, the essay is extremely personal. The admissions committee uses it to get to know who you are, what you want, and how you’ll…February 11, 2019In “Admissions Tips” Consortium Round TwoJanuary 5, 2020January 31, 2020March 12, 2020April 27, 2020 regions: Boston Last Updated Jun 10, 2019 by Matthew KormanFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more

New Poll Trump Approval Rating Increases

first_img US Share A new poll has found that President Donald Trump’s approval rating increased and has remained constant this week.Rasmussen Reports, in its daily tracking poll on Thursday, found that 55 percent of likely voters in the United States approve of the job Trump is doing.The poll found that 45 percent of voters disapprove.Meanwhile, 39 percent of likely voters “strongly approve” and 37 percent “strongly disapprove” in the job Trump is doing, the poll noted.The poll, which has a 2.5 percent margin of error and a 95 percent level of confidence, comes as Trump assailed CNN and other mainstream media outlets.In an exchange with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Trump said he came up with a new term, “very fake news,” to describe the news outlet and other outlets that he believes as being biased against his administration. Related CoverageNew Poll: 53 Percent Approve of Trump’s Job PerformanceRasmussen Reports Poll: Majority of Voters Approve of Trump’s Job Performance“I love this. I’m having a good time,” the president also said at his latest press conference, according to a live stream.“I want to see an honest press. … It’s so important to the public. The public doesn’t believe you people anymore,” said Trump.“They’ll take this news conference—I’m actually having a very good time—but they’ll take this news conference … That’s how I won. I won with news conferences and speeches. I certainly didn’t win with you people, that’s for sure. But I am having a good time. Tomorrow you will say: Donald Trump rants and raves,” he added.Trump’s administration was seen as being more truthful than the media, according to a poll conducted in early February. Emerson College discovered that 49 percent of respondents consider Trump’s administration truthful, while it found that 53 percent believe the news media is untruthful. New Poll: Trump Approval Rating Increases By Jack Phillips February 17, 2017 Updated: February 17, 2017 Show Discussioncenter_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Share this articlelast_img read more