Disabled activists will need to seek out more har

first_imgDisabled activists will need to seek out more “hard facts” if they want to fight off the continuing threat of efforts to persuade the courts to legalise assisted suicide, according to a crossbench peer.Baroness [Jane] Campbell spoke out after the campaign group of disabled people she founded, Not Dead Yet UK (NDY UK), intervened in a court case last week for the first time to try to defeat the latest attempt to persuade judges to weaken the law.NDY UK’s barrister, Catherine Casserley – who was acting pro bono – was allowed to respond to the arguments of Conway’s legal team in court, and to submit a witness statement from Baroness Campbell herself, despite previous concerns that this would not be allowed by the court.The judicial review has been taken by Noel Conway, who is terminally-ill with motor neurone disease and wants the court to find that the Suicide Act – which makes it illegal to assist someone to take their own life – is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.Conway’s case is backed by the pro-assisted suicide campaigning organisation* Dignity in Dying (DiD).He argues that the current law prevents him exercising his right to choice and control over his death, and that the right to an assisted suicide would give him “great reassurance and comfort” and allow him “to decide when I am ready to go, rather than be forced into a premature death by travelling abroad or be left at the mercy of a cruel illness”.Baroness Campbell (pictured) was in court for three of the four days of last week’s judicial review.She said it was almost certain that whichever side loses will appeal, when the three high court judges deliver their ruling later this year.She told Disability News Service that her experience of witnessing the judicial review had convinced her that NDY UK “cannot rest on this issue” and needs to find fresh evidence to back up its arguments, both for any appeal and future cases supported by DiD (formerly known as the Voluntary Euthanasia Society).She said: “The court is interested only in facts and they must be evidenced. For every argument advanced, the judges respond, ‘Prove it!’ If you can’t, they’re not interested.”Baroness Campbell said this meant that NDY UK would have to “search out more hard facts to support our arguments”, or even commission fresh research to look at what has happened in those countries and US states that have legalised assisted suicide.But it will also be seeking evidence of cases in the UK in which someone has attempted to take their own life because of “coercion” by a loved one or relative, or because they felt they were a “burden”.This is likely to mean that NDY UK will be seeking more pro bono help, this time from researchers.Baroness Campbell said NDY UK had been “on a very steep learning curve” with its first intervention in a court case, and had not had “the time or resources to research copious piles of evidence”, unlike DiD, which had been preparing for its next court battle since the defeat of a private member’s bill put forward by Labour MP Rob Marris two years ago.And she warned that yet another judicial review is due to be heard in court soon, which will argue that the rights of Omid, a disabled man from north London who has multiple system atrophy but is not terminally-ill, are being breached by UK law, which prevents him from being helped to take his own life. That case is not supported by DiD*.Baroness Campbell said that Omid’s lawyers are likely to use evidence from Canada, where its supreme court ruled in favour of assisted suicide in 2015, in a case which had similarities to the one being taken by Omid and led to new assisted suicide laws the following year.Pro-assisted suicide groups in Canada are already campaigning to widen the scope of that legislation.Baroness Campbell said: “This court case reminded me why we cannot rest on this issue.“We are constantly under siege from the DiD supporters, who will not accept that disabled and terminally people are a fact of life and should be supported to live as equal human beings.“That way, maybe they wouldn’t fear the unknown so much that they want to blot it (us) out.“This entire issue never fails to make me feel miserable and uneasy and this was bought into sharp focus during the four-day court hearing.“We really don’t have a choice other than to fight back.”*An earlier version of this story mistakenly stated that Dignity in Dying was a charity. It is actually a non-profit campaigning organisation. The story also mistakenly stated that DiD was supporting the Omid case, which it is not. DiD says it proposes a change in the law “to allow only terminally ill, mentally competent adults the option of an assisted death, subject to strict safeguards”. Apologies for these two errors.last_img read more

Photo Essay SF Mission houses and garages

first_img Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter Email Address,0% Pink & lime. Photo by Kathleen Narruhn.Blue Victorian. Photo by Kathleen Narruhn.Turquoise home. Photo by Kathleen Narruhn.Lime green & blue. Photo by Kathleen Narruhn.Orange and green. Photo by Kathleen Narruhn. center_img Bright orange garage door. Photo by Kathleen Narruhn.Bougainvillea. Photo by Kathleen Narruhn.Seagull. Photo by by Kathleen Narruhn.Colorful house of music. Photo by Kathleen Narruhn.last_img read more

Taking a pass from James Roby the 27yearold wen

first_imgTaking a pass from James Roby, the 27-year-old went nearly 50 metres – although that is likely to be much greater when he recalls the four-pointer – and rounded fullback Tony Gigot.“It was certainly closer to 85,” he said, “but I don’t like to boast. I don’t bag many but it is always nice to score one, especially when it is a nice one like that. I enjoyed it.“We had a shaky start and that try got us going a little bit and got us back to the gameplan.“We knew Catalans would be physical and they would want to go into the middle 8s with a head of steam. Steve McNamara has got them playing to a new structure and we knew it would be a dangerous game.“But I thought, considering how important the game to us was, we didn’t approach it, in the earlier stages, as a big game. It is something we need to learn from.”He continued: “Wakefield on Sunday is a big game. They are flying and we need to close that gap to the top four. It is the biggest game of the season for us.“We’re looking forward to it. We have new systems that are working for us and are playing well. They are a dangerous side though so we have to learn the lessons of Sunday and move on.”Tickets for the clash, which kicks off at 3pm on Sunday July 23, are on sale from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.,Taking a pass from James Roby, the 27-year-old went nearly 50 metres – although that is likely to be much greater when he recalls the four-pointer – and rounded fullback Tony Gigot.“It was certainly closer to 85,” he said, “but I don’t like to boast. I don’t bag many but it is always nice to score one, especially when it is a nice one like that. I enjoyed it.“We had a shaky start and that try got us going a little bit and got us back to the gameplan.“We knew Catalans would be physical and they would want to go into the middle 8s with a head of steam. Steve McNamara has got them playing to a new structure and we knew it would be a dangerous game.“But I thought, considering how important the game to us was, we didn’t approach it, in the earlier stages, as a big game. It is something we need to learn from.”He continued: “Wakefield on Sunday is a big game. They are flying and we need to close that gap to the top four. It is the biggest game of the season for us.“We’re looking forward to it. We have new systems that are working for us and are playing well. They are a dangerous side though so we have to learn the lessons of Sunday and move on.”Tickets for the clash, which kicks off at 3pm on Sunday July 23, are on sale from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Wilmington Police offering reward for help in finding stolen equipment

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Officials are offering a reward after a weekend car break-in that ended with stolen police equipment.According to a release from the Wilmington Police Department, a Crimestoppers reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone with information. The stolen equipment includes a gun, a bulletproof vest and ammunition.- Advertisement – The items were taken from a car at the home of an officer in Leland.The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Agency  is leading the investigation. Officials say this car break-in was one of several to happen over the weekend in Leland.“Our investigators are working closely with ATF and the Leland Police Department to find the individuals responsible for this theft and to recover the weapon and equipment that were stolen,” says Chief Ralph Evangelous.  “If anyone has any information about this crime we encourage you to use Text-a-Tip or Crimestoppers.”Related Article: One person killed in early morning wreck on Market StreetIf you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-531-9845. Your identity will remain completely anonymous. You may also call the Leland Police Department with information.WPD is also conducting an internal investigation to determine if the officer secured the weapon and equipment properly. No other weapons were stolen from the department’s inventory.No personnel action has been taken since the theft happened.last_img read more

Crews respond to sanitary sewer overflow in Wrightsville Beach

first_imgCrews respond to sanitary sewer overflow in Wrightsville Beach (Photo: Justin McKee/WWAY) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Wrightsville Beach Water & Sewer crews responded to a sanitary sewer overflow that happened Saturday at approximately 5:30 a.m.According to the Town of Wrightsville Beach it happened at the force main located near the Heidi Trask Drawbridge.- Advertisement – The cause of the sanitary sewer overflow has not yet been determined, crews are on site working to make repairs.An undetermined amount of wastewater has made its way into the Intracoastal Waterway, more information will be released as it becomes available.last_img read more

Last minute Fathers Day gift ideas

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Father’s Day is just a few days away, and if you still haven’t found the perfect gift for Dad there are plenty of options.Gloria Gilmartin from Blue Moon Gift Shops in Wilmington stopped by the WWAY studio Wednesday with some gift ideas.- Advertisement – Take a listen.WWAY also has a gift option for fathers who enjoy playing golf.last_img

March 28 marks anniversary of deadly 1984 NC tornado outbreak

first_img 57 deaths and nearly 1,250 people were injured during the outbreak. In North Carolina alone, 42 people died and another 800 were injured.Tornado Outbreak on March 28, 1984 (Photo: NWS)An EF3 tornado touched down 5 miles northeast of Tobermory in northwestern Bladen County and traveled along the ground through Cumberland and Sampson counties. The path was 0.8 miles wide and 40 miles long. This tornado killed 12 and injured 101 people as it moved at nearly 60 miles per hour. Damage exceeded 5 million dollars.An F2 tornado touched down north of Conway, South Carolina and moved northeast into Columbus County at Tabor City. This path width was 0.2 miles and the path length was 16 miles, only 2 miles of which actually occurred in North Carolina. There were eight injuries in South Carolina and none in North Carolina. Damage exceeded $500,000. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — March 28 marks the anniversary of a devastating and deadly tornado outbreak that killed dozens and injured hundreds throughout North and South Carolina in 1984.According to the National Weather Service, the outbreak produced 24 tornadoes: 11 in North Carolina, 11 in South Carolina, and 2 in Georgia.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Kids get down and dirty at Childrens Museum Mud Day

first_img00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There’s a place in Wilmington to have good clean fun, and still get filthy all at the same time this weekend.The Children’s Museum of Wilmington held its 16th Annual Mud Day on Friday so kids could get as dirty as they’d like, but also get hosed down afterward.- Advertisement – It’s a gift for parents, who don’t have to worry about kids tracking dirt back into the house.Gretchen Willis brought her daughters to Mud Day. She said it was a great way for them to burn off their energy.“This was a lot of fun,” Willis said. “I got to see my kids run around and have fun and be kids and get wet and dirty and muddy, and now we’re gonna go home and dry off.”Related Article: Get dirty, have fun at Children’s Museum of Wilmington Mud Days!If you and your kiddos missed Mud Day on Friday, you can drop by Saturday morning until noon at the Children’s Museum on Orange Street in Downtown Wilmington.last_img read more

MTN Uganda Awards ZTE Managed Services Contract

first_imgAdvertisement Following a comprehensive selection process conducted by MTN Group technology division on the prospective bidders to take on MTN Uganda‘s technical team to manage the telecom giant’s mobile networks, Chinese equipment vendor ZTE has been awarded the outsourcing contract. This means ZTE will officially take on the firm’s Operations and maintenance section which is currently part of the technical department.  Other bidders for MTN Uganda’s technical outsourcing project included Huawei and Ericsson.According to a memo sent to employees by MTN Uganda’s Human Resource General Manager Micheal Sekadde, he said;The final details regarding the transition of staff and Human Resources related issues are being concluded with ZTE and this transition is anticipated to take 6 months from today before the affected staff can move to the new vendor. In the interim, all Network Group staff are still formally employed by MTN Uganda until that process is concluded. – Advertisement – In July last year, it was initially rumored that all the technical team will be outsourced but basing on the latest information, only the managed services section of the technical team will be transferred till further notice. This is not the first time MTN Uganda has outsourced one of its internal departments, they recently did the same for their IT department.This deal will finally cement ZTE’s relevance as an equipment vendor in Uganda’s telecom industry, as they have only been an equipment vendor for new entrant Smart Telecom.Source: Techjajalast_img read more

Tired of Lacing your shoes meet Nikes HyperAdapt 10

first_imgAdvertisement To address a typical athlete distraction and time consuming activity of tying laces, Nike unveiled the first sneakers to use their adaptive lacing technology, at the Nike Innovation Summit. The HyperAdapt 1.0 will be the first shoe to utilize Nike’s adaptive lacing tech that allows the shoes to automatically tighten when one fits their foot into the shoe & activates a sensor around the heel-area.Wearers will be able to loosen or tighten the shoe further to their preference by utilizing 2 buttons placed on the side. Nike announced that these sneakers will be available for sale to members of Nike+, their own events and products App, around the 2016 Holiday season.Here’s how the HyperAdapt 1.0 works! – Advertisement – The announcement comes after Nike teamed up with Michael J. Fox to introduce to the world the concept of self-lacing Nike Mags on Back To The Future day in October last year. Now the world just needs to wait on the mass production of HyperAdapt 1.0 to judge the viability of this technology.last_img read more

Ugandas ICT Professionals Association Announces 3year Strategic Plan

first_imgICTAU Board Chairman, Albert Mucunguzi Advertisement Ahead of it’s 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for December 15th, Uganda’s ICT Association, the umbrella organisation for private sector stakeholders within the ICT industry has released its Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2021.The ICT Association of Uganda seeks to champion digital inclusion, providing a range of benefits and support to its member organisations, and advocating on behalf of and for the whole ICT industry and practitioners within the industry to see the industry succeed and grow, and ultimately deliver the maximum economic, social and development benefits to Uganda.The Strategic Plan outlines the objectives the Association will pursue over a three-year period, including membership growth, setting up of a self-sustaining and profit-generating Secretariat, consolidation of member services portfolio, continuing to lead on ICT advocacy, and conducting industry research to ensure the policies are formulated on the basis of detailed industry information. – Advertisement – “Over the next three years, ICTAU will seek to consolidate its position as the primary private sector-led membership organisation for the ICT sector in Uganda, and work to grow the number, capacity and engagement of its member companies and partner organizations and advocate for the sustainable and successful growth of the ICT industry in Uganda,” noted Albert Mucunguzi, the Board Chairman.The Strategic Plan entails the following targets:Membership – Target: ICTAU to have over 500 paid members by 2021Secretariat & Governance – Target: Full ICTAU Secretariat and Structure in place to support Board by 2021Member Services – Target: Core member service portfolio in place, with distinctive member benefits at each levelAdvocacy – Target: Active advocacy on behalf of the whole ICT sector, and an annual stakeholder and marketing plan in placeIndustry Research and Publications – Target: Research programme and regular industry report to show the progress and contribution of the ICT industry to Uganda.A copy of the Strategic Plan can be downloaded here.This year, the ICTAU started working with the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva to support the Association in the next stages of its development, under the Performance Improvement Roadmap (PIRM).[related-posts]last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Celtic v Hapoel Beer Sheva

first_img[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ittle bit better on the tipping front last night with the HT / FT bet obliging – despite the missed penalties !!!More Champions League play-off action tonight with the BT cameras at Celtic Park for the first leg game between Celtic v Hapoel Be’er Sheva.Not surprisingly, it’s the first time the two sides have met but on all evidence Celtic should be able to edge a first leg victory over their Israeli visitors.Home advantage seems to be a massive advantage for Celtic who are now unbeaten in 13 competitive home games.Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers said: “It may be difficult to break them down initially. With players behind the ball, they’re a very willing team, coached and organised well. We respect them and understand it will be a difficult game.”He added: ”We’ll play with speed, but if we can’t go forward then it’s important that patience is with the team. The ideal scenario is you don’t concede and you win the game. It can’t be won tonight.”This will be the Israeli sides 10th game in the space of a month which, coupled with the journey over, might be a fatigue factor to consider.Hapoel are also without their injured captain and forward Elyaniv Barda.Celtic v Hapoel Be’er ShevaUEFA Champions League Play-Off 1st Leg19:45 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HD / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)HT/FT Celtic again looks the way to play this at around 7/4 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK CELTIC / CELTIC HT/FT 12 points at 7/4 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE EUROS: +40 pointsBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

Former US ambassador to Syria available for interviews

first_imgAddThis ShareEXPERT ALERTDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduFormer US ambassador to Syria available for interviewsHOUSTON – (April 6, 2017) – Edward Djerejian, director of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Syria and to Israel and a former assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, is available for one-on-one interviews Friday to discuss President Donald Trump’s decision to launch a military strike at a Syrian airfield.Edward DjerejianDjerejian’s career in the U.S. Foreign Service spanned the administrations of eight presidents from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton. Djerejian is a leading expert on national security, foreign policy and the complex political, security, economic, religious and ethnic issues of the Middle East and South Asia. He has played key roles in the Arab-Israeli peace process and regional conflict resolution. He is the author of “Danger and Opportunity: An American Ambassador’s Journey Through the Middle East.”Rice’s Baker Institute has a broadcast studio available for radio and television interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview with Djerejian, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.-30-Follow Edward Djerejian on Twitter at @edwarddjerejian.Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.This news release can be found online at news.rice.edu.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.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 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 is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.last_img read more

What are the Highest Paying Finance Companies for MBAs

first_img 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 Last Updated Apr 11, 2018 by Alanna ShafferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedWhy Is Goldman Sachs Hiring So Many MBAs?If you are looking for a career in finance, it’s likely that industry giants like Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley are already on your wish list of potential careers. Thankfully, the same companies you are looking for may just be looking for you. Even though an MBA doesn’t…May 16, 2016In “Featured Home”Top MBA Jobs: Senior Financial AnalystWorking in financial services is one of the most coveted career paths for MBA graduates. It pays well; you can find a job anywhere in the world; and top companies recruit in finance. Unfortunately, all that means that there is a lot of competition. It can be tough to break…June 25, 2019In “Advice”Morgan Stanley Still Loves MBAs and the Feeling Is MutualThough interest in finance and accounting careers may be decreasing, gaining a job at an investment banks such as J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley is still attractive for many MBA graduates. In 2018, a career in finance is the third most sought-after industry, according to a recent…August 15, 2018In “Career” One of the places where MBAs are earning top dollars is Morgan Stanley, a financial services firm that provides a number of financial advising services, such as wealth management, investment banking, sales and trading, research, and more. Morgan Stanley is an active recruiter of  diverse business school and MBA graduates, with their most recent cohort of recruits coming from 56 different countries. The company offers graduates a number of different ways to get their foot in the door, including a number of summer internships and fellowships designed specifically for MBAs.It’s clear that Morgan Stanley believes in investing in the MBAs on its staff. While the average salary at the company is in the $75,866 range for those with just a bachelor’s degree, employees have reported average salaries around $100,477 after earning an MBA.Depending on the job and department within the company, earning potential can be even higher. Within the firm’s investment banking department, salaries can reach over $200,000. One reason for Morgan Stanley’s high numbers come from their reputation to dole out tremendous bonuses, which—combined with the base salary—makes this company one of the highest paying firms for MBAs in finance.Godman Sachs Group, Inc., a multinational finance company that focuses in global investment banking, investment management, securities, and a number of financial services. Founded in 1869, the company today has 34,000 employees throughout the world and revenue of more than $42 billion. Goldman Sachs makes a number of opportunities available to recent MBA graduates and current students, such as the Goldman Sachs MBA Fellowship which recognizes outstanding business students with a role as summer associate and $35,000 award in addition to the associate’s salary.According to Payscale, MBA holders at Goldman Sachs earned a median salary of $96,844. With such a high number of diverse MBAs working for their organization, this average includes the salaries of finance managers, CFOs, financial analysts, financial controllers, and many other positions that MBAs might hold within the company.Bank of America began more than a hundred years ago, undergoing a series of expansions and mergers that ultimately led the company to its role as one of the ‘Big Four’ banks of the United States. Today, Bank of America makes more than $87 billion in revenue and employees a whopping 208,000 employees throughout the world. Through campus recruiting, diversity fellowships, and summer internships, Bank of America actively seeks talented MBA students and recent graduates. Through the full time analyst and associate programs, graduates work full-time in a structured program that offers consistent training, development, and social opportunities.Bank of America employees with MBA degrees report an average salary of $101,522. Programs dedicated to hiring and training MBAs, such as the Bank of America MBA Leadership Development Program, matches these exceptional salaries, offering recent graduates impressive professional development opportunities as well as salaries ranging from $94,918-$101,733.Headquartered in Zürich, Credit Suisse Group is a multinational financial services holding company with a heavy presence in the United States. With more than 48,000 employees worldwide, Credit Suisse in 2014, was said to hold more than $888 billion of assets under management. Credit Suisse offers several pathways for MBA graduates to become involved at their company, offering positions as full-time analysts, associates, and career starters.Depending on the role, there can be a wide range of salaries recent graduates might earn when they join Credit Suisse in an analyst positions. Positions like investment banking analyst or business analyst are likely to make upwards of $70,000-80,000, with the opportunity to turn your degree into much more as you move up through the ranks. The average salary for an MBA with a finance specialization, according to Payscale, is $120,414.Barclays, a British multinational bank and financial services company, is well-known today for its global reach, employing more than 120,000 people and operating in more than 40 countries. Like the other high-paying financial firms on this list, Barclays offers a number of opportunities to draw talented MBA graduates to their company. Programs like Barclays MBA Ambition gives MBA candidates the chance to get a summer internship at the company even before beginning their program, allowing them to focus fully on school once it starts while feeling confident about the future. This fellowship, for example, offers $45,000 toward first-year tuition with the opportunity for an additional $45,000 in their second year if they choose to join Barclays full-time after graduating. On average, salaries for recent graduates can range from $69,588-$74,898. What are the Highest Paying Finance Companies for MBAs? About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer Let’s face it: even if money isn’t the number one reason you are looking into an MBA, it’s probably pretty high on the list. We know that earning an MBA can not only lead to a raise in salary, but can open the door to even more career opportunities that can further increase your earning potential. For those with money on the mind, there’s a lot to consider when pursuing your MBA, from which specialization will give you the most ‘bang for your buck’ to what kind of future employers most value their MBAs.One of the top industries that consistently makes the list when looking for the most valuable MBA specializations is finance. With an average salary of $121,000 USD for jobs within the finance industry, having or working towards your MBA is a reality of the field. But for those who are willing to put in the work, finance companies are willing to pay.The 5 Best Paying Finance Companies For MBAslast_img read more

Grandparents of 13 Kids Kept Shackled in Dingy California Home Speak Out

first_img US News Grandparents of 13 Kids Kept Shackled in Dingy California Home Speak Out By Epoch Newsroom January 16, 2018 Updated: January 16, 2018 Share Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   David and Louise Turpin. (San Bernarrdino Sheriff’s Office) Recommended Video: Boiling water turns to snow Show Discussion More details have been revealed about parents who were accused of abusing their 13 kids, keeping them shackled up in “foul” conditions in Southern California, according to the parents.David Turpin’s parents James and Betty Turpin told ABC News that the parents thought that “God called on them” to have so many children.The children were given “very strict homeschooling,” the grandparents said.They said that David and Louise were members of the Pentecostal faith, but they didn’t go to a church in the area.The grandparents, however, said that they are “surprised and shocked” at the allegations against them.The grandparents added that the couple had no friends or community that they were aware of. David, they said, worked as an engineer, having graduated from Virginia Tech.Officials said on Monday, Jan. 15, that the couple abused their own progeny—ages 2 to 29—by withholding food and keeping them chained inside their dark and filthy Perris, California home. (Facebook)Officials were alerted after their 17-year-old daughter escaped the home and called authorities via a cellphone.David and Louise were arrested on torture and child-endangerment charges. They’re being held on $9 million bail each, according to local officials.“Deputies located what they believed to be 12 children inside the house, but were shocked to discover that seven of them were actually adults,” police said in a statement. “The victims appeared to be malnourished and very dirty.”The girl, who officers had initially thought was about 10 years old, contacted police on Sunday after escaping the one-story house, Reuters reported.Neighbors said the Turpins and their children rarely emerged from their unkempt home in the new built development of closely spaced single-family houses. (Facebook)Police said six of the couple’s children were minors, while the other seven were over 18.The siblings told officers that they were starving and police did not give the parents’ motive for holding the children captive.A Facebook page that appeared to have been created by the parents showed the couple dressed in wedding clothes, surrounded by 10 girls in matching purple plaid dresses and three male children in suits.California state records list David Turpin as the principal of the Sandcastle Day School, with its address at the Turpin house, according to Reuters.Records show the Turpins filed for bankruptcy in 2011. Nancy Trahan, who works in the Temecula, California, law office that handled the bankruptcy, said the couple were friendly and spoke highly of their children.Reuters contributed to this report.last_img read more

Disney Employee Killed in Apparent Industrial Accident

first_img Disney Employee Killed in Apparent Industrial Accident By Chris Jasurek July 10, 2018 Updated: July 11, 2018 Disney’s Pop Century Resort is a theme hotel, based on pop icons from the 1950s to the 1990s. (Matt Stroshane/Getty Images) US News Share this article From NTD.tvWatch Next:Practitioners of a Chinese Spiritual Discipline Do Something Wonderful in UkrainePractitioners of a Chinese spiritual discipline with ancient roots held festivities in Kiev, Ukraine. Show Discussioncenter_img A Walt Disney World employee died on July 9 in what is being described as an industrial accident.The Reedy Creek Fire Department got a 911 call at 9:18 a.m. on Monday, July 9, from 1153 Century Drive, near Disney’s Pop Century Resort.EMTs arrived to find 33-year-old Juan Alberto Ojeda unconscious and unresponsive, Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ingrid Tejada-Monforte told the Orlando Sentinel. Ojeda was declared dead at the scene.Pop Century is a 2,880-room resort complex in Lake Buena Vista, covering 235 acres. It is adjacent to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, surrounded by dozens of other Disney hotels, about a mile from Epcot Center and three miles from Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.Ojeda might have been working on the construction of the gondola station serving Pop Century Resort and The Art of Animation Resort (WKMG screenshot) Ojeda might have been working on the construction of the gondola station serving Pop Century Resort and The Art of Animation Resort. (Screenshot via WKMG) Walt Disney World is building a suspended gondola transportation system, which will have a station serving the Pop Century and Art of Animation resorts. The gondola system will eventually link many of Disney World’s parks and resorts.Ojeda could have been working on that construction project.The investigation into Ojeda’s death is still ongoing.Walt Disney World Resort President George A. Kalogridis released a statement about the fatality.“All of us at Walt Disney World Resort are deeply saddened today by the loss of one of our Cast Members. Our thoughts and concerns are with his family, friends, and fellow co-workers.”Kalogridis said Disney would be providing assistance to those impacted by Ojeda’s death, and that the company was working with authorities to further investigate the accident.  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Sharelast_img read more

Snochia Moseley IDd as Maryland Rite Aid Warehouse Shooting Suspect Reports

first_imgQualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Investigators are now looking for a motive. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler said that “it was not her first day” at work, and he added that it’s not clear how well Moseley knew her victims.Two of the victims died on the scene, and one person died later at the hospital, NBC reported.The Harford County Sheriff’s Office tweeted, “Deputies were dispatched to the reported shooting at 9:09 a.m.” It added: “We can confirm there was a shooting in the area of Spesutia Road and Perryman Road. Multiple victims. The situation is still fluid.”Zenith Freight Lines, TruAire, the Clorox Company, and Maines Paper & Food Service are also located at the same business park where the Rite Aid distribution center is located.A law enforcement official also told Fox News that the suspect may have been a woman. The incident is no longer an active shooter situation as of 11:30 a.m. local time.“The distribution center is where products are received and processed for delivery,” said Rite Aid spokeswoman Susan Henderson to CNN. “The shooting happened adjacent to the primary building.”Locals Stunned“I, of course, thought it was far off or, that’s like down the road or something, right?” Colleen Hendrickson, who lives nearby, told CNN. “No, it’s right outside. It’s right on the doorstep.”maryland aberdeen shooting perryman Officials have responded to a shooting in Maryland on Sept. 20 that involves several victims. (Google Street View)“It’s really just usually very calm, and this is the most chaotic I’ve ever seen it,” she added. “It’s very scary when it’s just right there on your doorstep because you can see a billion news reports about shooters, about emergency instances, and it still doesn’t make it real to you.”Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan commented on the incident.“We are closely monitoring the horrific shooting in Aberdeen. Our prayers are with all those impacted, including our first responders. The State stands ready to offer any support,” Hogan tweeted.Aberdeen and Perryman are located about 30 miles northeast of Baltimore.Agents from the Baltimore offices of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the FBI also responded, the agencies said.The shooting occurred a day after a man shot and wounded four people, including a police officer, at a Pennsylvania court building before he was killed by police, according to Pennsylvania State Police.Reuters contributed to this report  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Snochia Moseley was identified as the suspect in the mass shooting that left three people dead on Sept. 20 at a Rite Aid distribution warehouse in Maryland.NBC News, citing local officials, reported that Moseley, 26, was the shooter. Moseley, a temporary employee from Baltimore, shot herself in the head after the shooting.Officials said that she came to work as usual at 8 a.m. local time and began shooting around one hour later, the report said. Share this article US News Show Discussion Snochia Moseley ID’d as Maryland Rite Aid Warehouse Shooting Suspect: Reports By Jack Phillips September 20, 2018 Updated: September 20, 2018last_img read more

Home in Mexico Beach Florida Still Stands Strong After Hurricane Michael

first_imgQualityAuto 360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video A well-built home in Mexico Beach, Florida, is still standing after Hurricane Michael flattened the town last week.Video footage shared by the U.S. Coast Guard showed the home still standing amid the rubble of destroyed neighborhoods.us coast guard of sand palace Video footage shared by the U.S. Coast Guard showed the home still standing amid the rubble of destroyed neighborhoods on Oct. 15, 2018. (US Coast Guard video capture)The home, dubbed the “Sand Palace,” suffered some water damage and the ground floor was washed away. But it was constructed on 40-foot pilings, allowing it to be protected from storm surge.“We wanted to build it for the big one,” home co-owner Lebron Lackey told The New York Times. “We just never knew we’d find the big one so fast.”The home lost its utilities, heating, and air unit. State officials are starting to question building codes in the wake of the storm.“After every event, you always go back and look what you can do better,” Gov. Rick Scott told reporters in reference to how homes are built in the state. “After [Hurricane] Andrew, the codes changed dramatically in our state. Every time something like this happens, you have to say to yourself, ‘Is there something we can do better?’”Meanwhile, search-and-rescue crews are still picking through the remains of hurricane-damaged communities to search for survivors.“The amount of stress that people are in, not just from losing everything, but not having phones, power, food, water, puts a huge toll on the emotional factor of people stuck in these houses,” Trevor Lewis, a rescue worker, told The Associated Press. “And it really ups the ante a whole lot more.”President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are visiting Florida this week to inspect the damage.Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach on Oct. 10 as a strong Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds. Share Show Discussion Home in Mexico Beach, Florida, Still Stands Strong After Hurricane Michael By Jack Phillips October 15, 2018 Updated: October 15, 2018center_img Share this article Public records show that the home has been assessed for $400,000. It is reinforced by steel cables and rebar.“We’re thinking that we need to build a house that would survive for generations,” Lackey’s uncle, Russell King, who also helped build the home, told The Times.  Rewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video The home has four bedrooms, two kitchens, four and a half bathrooms, and an elevator. It is usually rented out to people on vacation.“Our home is located in the quiet seaside town of Mexico Beach, Fl. With beautiful white beaches and a family-oriented atmosphere, Mexico Beach is the perfect beach vacation ‘off the beaten path,’” said post on its Facebook page in May.The home is now a staging area for rescue workers and news crews. “We feel blessed to be able to provide any shelter possible to these volunteers,” they said on the page, Fox News reported. US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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first_img Share this article US Counters With Lawsuit After California Restores ‘Net Neutrality’ Protections By Reuters October 1, 2018 Updated: October 2, 2018 WASHINGTON–The Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Sept. 30 after California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to restore in the state internet protections known as “net neutrality” that had been repealed by the Trump administration in December 2017.It’s the latest clash between the Trump administration and California, which have sparred over environmental, immigration and other hot-button issues.Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement on Sept. 30 that “states do not regulate interstate commerce—the federal government does. Once again, the California legislature has enacted an extreme and illegal state law attempting to frustrate federal policy.”California’s net neutrality law is set to take effect on Jan. 1, but the Justice Department sought a preliminary injunction on to block it from taking effect, warning that internet companies “cannot realistically comply with one set of standards in this area for California and another for the rest of the nation—especially when internet communications frequently cross multiple jurisdictions.”The state law prohibits broadband and wireless companies from blocking, throttling or otherwise hindering access to internet content, and from favoring some websites over others by charging for faster speeds.The government said that California sought to “second-guess” the federal government and warned “the effect of this state legislation would be to nullify federal law across the country.” In December, the Federal Communications Commission said in repealing the Obama-era rules that it was preempting states from setting their own rules governing internet access.California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on Sept. 30 the Trump administration was ignoring “millions of Americans who voiced strong support for net neutrality rules” while California, which is “home to countless start-ups, tech giants and nearly 40 million consumers will not allow a handful of power brokers to dictate sources for information or the speed at which websites load.”The Trump administration rules were a win for providers like Comcast Corp., AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc, but the net neutrality repeal was opposed by internet companies such as Facebook Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Google’s parent Alphabet Inc.In March, Brown accused the Trump administration of essentially declaring war on the most populous state after the Justice Department sued to stop policies that protect illegal immigrants against deportation.California Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final state of the state address in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018. California Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final state of the state address in Sacramento, California, on Jan. 25, 2018. (Reuters/Fred Greaves)Under President Donald Trump, the FCC voted 3-2 in December along party lines to reverse the rules.FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who led the effort to reverse net neutrality, said in a statement on Sept. 30 that “not only is California’s internet regulation law illegal, it also hurts consumers. The law prohibits many free-data plans, which allow consumers to stream video, music, and the like exempt from any data limits.”Gigi Sohn, a former senior aide to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who ran the agency when the net neutrality rules were adopted, said the California law “is now the model for all future state and federal legislation … this is what internet users across the political spectrum have said they want by overwhelming majorities.”Jonathan Spalter, who heads USTelecom, an industry trade group, said California’s law won’t “help advance the promise and potential of California’s innovation DNA.”He argued that instead of 50 separate state laws, “we need Congress to step up with a national framework for the whole internet ecosystem and resolve this issue once and for all.”In August, 22 states and a coalition of trade groups representing major tech companies urged a federal appeals court to reinstate the rules. Oral arguments are set for Feb. 1, 2019.The Senate voted in May to reinstate the net neutrality rules, but the measure is unlikely to be approved by the House of Representatives; the White House also opposes it.The FCC in December handed ISPs sweeping new powers to recast how Americans use the internet, as long as they disclose changes. The new rules took effect in June but providers have made no changes in access.By David Shepardson Show Discussion Sharecenter_img US News Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Washington, DC, on Aug. 31, 2018. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

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first_img NEW YORK— A man who claims that he was forced to leave a New York City bar for wearing a Trump “MAGA” hat says he’s considering seeking legal action.Manny Alicandro, the attorney for Dion Cini, addressed the media in a press conference in front of the bar, Jake’s Dilemma, on March 13,“Mr. Cini was forced to leave Jake’s Dilemma for wearing a “MAGA” hat,” he said.Cini was a regular customer at the bar over the past couple of years and had worn his hat there on many occasions. Just a week prior, on March 6, Cini alleges he was berated by several employees for wearing the hat and was asked to leave for refusing to take it off.In a video taken by Cini, you can see the bartender try to take away the phone and saying that he doesn’t like red hats.Cini said he had already been in the bar for an hour and had placed an order when he was assaulted by the bartender and ultimately removed, solely, he says, for his political beliefs. “We are concerned with the way we have been treated, and are considering legal redress at the moment,” Alicandro said.Red Hat IntoleranceCini says he was having a beer and eating fish and chips at the bar, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, when was told he had to leave because of his red “Make America Great Again” visor.In Cini’s video, the bartender and a bouncer can be heard telling Cini he had to leave.“Because of my hat?” Cini asks.The bouncer repeatedly tells Cini to leave the bar and acknowledges that he’s done nothing wrong.“Why? Just because I have a red hat on?” asks Cini.The police were eventually called by the bartender and Cini left after paying his tab.Apologetic DilemmaJake’s Dilemma issued an apology on the bar’s Facebook page after the incident.“We would like everyone to know that we strive to remain completely apolitical and welcome customers with all beliefs and affiliations with the same first-rate level of customer service. Jake’s Dilemma is not a place promoting any specific political ideology nor a place where we want anyone to feel unwelcome,” the Facebook post said.The bar acknowledged that the bartender was out of line.“We do fully acknowledge that one of our employees took it upon himself to wrongly promote his political views. We can assure everyone that this employee has been disciplined and will be retrained before being allowed to serve at Jake’s Dilemma,” the Facebook post said.At the press conference, Cini’s attorney said that after the apology, the spokesman for the bar claimed Cini made anti-Semitic comments, which Cini says is false.Political HarassmentOther cases of MAGA hat harassment have been reported across the United States, including when a woman assaulted a man in a restaurant in Falmouth, Massachusetts. In another incident, a school bus aide yelled for a student to remove their MAGA hat before grabbing it off his head in Martin County, Florida.In November 2018, a man wearing a MAGA hat was assaulted while walking in Tucson, Arizona. Show Discussion QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share this articlecenter_img US News Man Forced From NYC Bar for ‘MAGA’ Hat Considering Legal Action By Jeremy Sandberg, The Epoch Times March 14, 2019 Updated: March 14, 2019 A man wearing a MAGA hat was assaulted while walking around downtown Tucson. https://t.co/vlONO10e57 pic.twitter.com/CGvKk0xMOv— KVOA News 4 Tucson (@KVOA) November 14, 2018 At the center of recent MAGA hat attention is Covington Catholic school student Nicholas Sandmann, who has moved to sue CNN and the Washington Post for defamation.Nick Sandmann in crowd Nick Sandmann, wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, looks at Nathan Phillips, a Native American anti-President Donald Trump activist,in Washington on Jan. 18, 2019. (Survival Media Agency via AP)Another example is the case of Jussie Smollett, the “Empire” actor who is charged with filing a false report of a hate crime to police. He alleged that two white men,  shouting slurs and wearing “MAGA” hats, had assaulted him in downtown Chicago.Smollett A grand jury indicted Smollett on 16 felony counts accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)Detectives in Chicago later determined that Smollett allegedly staged the attack, which was highly publicized by media outlets, politicians, and celebrities.Authorities say Smollett had actually directed two men to purchase rope, masks, and a hat at a store in Uptown Chicago, and to then assault him. Police say Smollett committed the act to further his career.Smollett has since been indicted on 16 counts for allegedly lying to authorities of lying to the police. He was also charged with disorderly conduct.He has since been released on $100,000 bail.From NTD.com Follow Jeremy on Twitter: @JeremyJSandberg last_img read more