Month: July 2019

A disabled woman says she feels pressured to handA disabled woman says she feels pressured to hand

first_imgA disabled woman says she feels pressured to hand back her Motability vehicle, after the government’s Access to Work (AtW) scheme told her it will continue to pay her travel expenses to work if she does so.Pauline McGuigan, from Dunbartonshire, said the suggestion from AtW “makes absolutely no sense”, but that she will probably be forced to accept it so she can keep working.She works three days a week for a large insurance company – a job she has had for nearly 20 years – and uses AtW funding to pay for her daily taxi journeys to and from work.Last week, Disability News Service reported that AtW threatened to stop paying the £90-a-day for taxis she needs to get to work – she contributes £5-a-day herself – because she has a Motability vehicle and should use that instead.McGuigan has told AtW that she cannot access the car in her power-chair, and has no-one who can drive her to work and collect her at the end of the day.She doesn’t drive herself, because she has no use of her legs and limited use of her arms, and cannot use a personal assistant to drive her to work because she needs the powerchair, while she has been told the car cannot be converted to allow her to travel in her powerchair.She and her partner currently use the Motability car at the weekends, when he is available to push her in a manual wheelchair, which can be carried in the car.But this week, AtW told her it would continue to fund her taxis to and from work if she returned her car to Motability.She is set to accept AtW’s suggestion.She said: “It is the only option that I have got that I can still keep my job, so that is what we are going to do. We will have to get a cab at the weekends.“I can’t get my head around the whole thing.”She said Motability had been “really, really good” and had agreed not to charge her for ending her contract early.She has not ruled out applying for a grant from Motability in the future to try to lease a wheelchair-accessible vehicle that can take her power-chair, but because she and her partner both work, she thinks it unlikely that they would be successful with such an application.Now their only option is to take out a loan to buy a car, a solution that is likely to be far more expensive than the Motability option, which was designed specifically for disabled people.A DWP spokesman said they did not want her to have to return her Motability vehicle, and that they had offered a number of solutions to the problem, including obtaining a similar Motability vehicle to her current car, which could be adapted to take her power-chair.He said: “At no point have we encouraged Ms McGuigan to hand back her Motability vehicle.“We want to provide Ms McGuigan with the freedom of a car and her local Motability supplier can offer a similar vehicle to the one she has now which can be adapted for her specific needs.”DWP said that AtW had to support the most “cost-effective” solutions for its customers, that no final decisions had been taken on her award and that it was continuing “to explore all options for the best solution”.last_img read more

Dolores Park What we leave behindDolores Park What we leave behind

first_img Tags: dolores park Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% Yes, there were loads of people at Dolores Park on Saturday afternoon. There was also an eco pop-up working non-stop and on Sunday morning at 6 a.m. or so the park didn’t look terrible. There were a few picnics that had been ghosted, and for some reason people seem to think that taking one’s bottles and sitting them below a tree is adequate trash disposal. But in isolation, trash becomes a prompt.If you get up early and want to submit your own park essay – from Dolores Park or any other Mission District park, let us know at info@missionlocal.comCompared to what the park can look like the morning after, not bad.  Sunday, Marh 14, 2014 Photo by Lydia ChávezA late night? Photo by Lydia Chávez He wanted to go for a swim. Photo by Lydia ChávezAn upstanding firm belief that trees live on a diet of trash. Photo by Lydia ChávezThe tree habit. I have five photos to demonstrate the habit, but I won’t bore you with them. More interesting is the question of why. For recyclers? Fertilizer? To keep warm? They do look kind of cozy nestled up to the tree.  Photo by Lydia ChávezOkay, there were quite a few of these left behind. Bad parents? Or just exhausted parents? Photo by Lydia ChávezPink hoody. Future developer? Or flung off in offering a clue in that charade game? Photo by Lydia ChávezThank you recyclers. Photo by Lydia ChávezPlanning to bag some gravel? Photo by Lydia ChávezWe all want to be angels. Photo by Lydia Chávez center_img 0%last_img read more

Sketching and jamming at Artillery AGSketching and jamming at Artillery AG

first_img 0% Went over to Artillery AG where there was a “sketch jam.   Everyone brought a sketch pad and there was free flow music jam.  With varied talent everyone cruised with the music and made sketches of the musicians and each other.  Super welcoming atmosphere filled the room.Photo by George LippPhoto by George LippPhoto by George Lipp Photo by George Lipp center_img Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img

Academy Reserves Club First Team Match SAINTS TVAcademy Reserves Club First Team Match SAINTS TV

first_imgDespite the defeat to the Broncos, Simm impressed, playing a full 80 minutes in the centre which earned praise from Head Coach Justin Holbrook post match.Simm’s grandfather Geoff Pimblett [Heritage number 870] played over 360 games for the Saints, scoring over 1300 points and Simm admits he would have been proud.“I’ve been dreaming of it since I started rugby, since I was five years old. Obviously I had my grandad at the club so it’s good to share a heritage number with him. It’s a dream for my family as well really, all my family have come down today, come supporting me so it’s been a great day.“My grandad always said – ‘don’t ever force anything’. Obviously I wanted to make my debut, but Justin was waiting for the right time and to get a full 80 minutes is a dream come true and I know it was a dream of my grandad’s to watch me play before he died, which he never got to do, but I’m sure he was watching.”Asked what it felt like when he got the call from Justin Holbrook, Simm said: “He gave me a heads up about two weeks ago [that I might be playing] and then we had that little break away and then I came back into training on Wednesday and he said that I’d be starting left centre. I was chuffed, I got straight on the phone, rang all my family and rang my mum. They were all dead chuffed for me.”Holbrook admitted in his post match press conference that the step up from Academy to first team is a huge jump and Simm agrees.“It’s a completely different game to the academy. You can last 60 minutes in an academy game without blowing once. Here you can be out two minutes and you’re blowing!“Obviously I’ve had my time at Leigh, but Leigh are obviously near the top in the championship, so we’ve been on top of a lot of teams, so I have had that pace, but I’ve not had the ‘London being aggressive at us pace’ with the defending all the time.“So, I did struggle a bit for about 20 minutes or so, but I got that second wind, and I was just buzzing to make my debut.”Simm was joined by fellow Academy graduates Josh Eaves and Callum Hazzard who both came off the bench in the second half to make debuts and Simm was equally pleased for them.“I was really pleased for Josh Eaves and Callum Hazzard. Us three have just been waiting for an opportunity and to get it together has been great really because we can all share our experience and we all have that shirt saying ‘debut vs London’. It’s an experience we’ve shared together, and we’ll take throughout our lives.”Simm is now keen for more first team action and hopes he can kick on ahead of next year.“I don’t know where I’ll be next week whether it be at the Academy, Leigh or I might get another shot here in the team. I will play it by ear and I’m just grateful for this opportunity.“If this is my only game then I’m proud to have it. Hopefully I can kick on for next year.”last_img read more

San Juan Café raising money for Puerto Rico and Virgin IslandsSan Juan Café raising money for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s been a week of uncertainty for a Wilmington woman who still has not heard from her family members in Puerto Rico.The hurricane devastated the US territory, and now members of our community are pulling together to help any way they can.- Advertisement – Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico and surrounding islands destroyed without power. Those with ties down there are worried.Maria Alvarez hasn’t heard from any of her family members or friends who live in Puerto Rico.“I haven’t gotten no contact about, I think it was Monday I decided to call my brother in-law cause I have tried nothing went through,” Alvarez said.Related Article: Church helps one member get new home after stormShe said she has hope.“Every morning I get up at five o’clock and I’m hoping that my phone will ring and my sister-in-law and my brother-in-law will answer me or say you know, you know we’re okay. This is what’s happening,” Alvarez said.Thousands of miles away from the islands, San Juan Café in Wilmington wants to help anyway they can.“I’m from the region and we have a Latin restaurant and I have a lot of Latin clientele that are from Puerto Rico and ya know, it’s the right thing to do,” Owner William Quetel said.Quetel said thankfully he has heard from his family in the Virgin Islands and feels for those who are left wondering.“I’m hoping, or at least something,” Alvarez said.With the help of the community San Juan Café is raising money to send to both Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.“It’s always the aftermath of the hurricane that’s the worst thing ya know. The hurricane is thrilling and terrifying and it last a couple hours, but then it’s ya know months of slogging for a line for everything.”Quetel said.San Juan Café is selling ten dollar raffle tickets for a chance to win a signature Jose Feliciano guitar.The restaurants is also donating proceeds from their dinner special.last_img read more

Leland issues evacuations townwide curfew due to FlorenceLeland issues evacuations townwide curfew due to Florence

first_imgLELAND, NC (WWAY) — The mayor of Leland has declared a state of emergency for the town.A mandatory evacuation will be in effect for residents who live in low-lying and flood-prone areas or substandard or mobile homes, beginning at daylight (7 a.m.) Tuesday.  A voluntary evacuation is issued for all other residents. Shelter information will be available online at https://readync.org.- Advertisement – A town-wide curfew will be in effect from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., starting on Wednesday. The curfew will remain in effect each day thereafter, until such time that the Chief of Police of the Town of Leland lifts the curfew.According to a news release, effective at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday the possession or consumption of any alcoholic beverage, including beer, wine, and spirituous liquor other than on one’s own premises is hereby prohibited.Effective at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the transportation or possession, or the sale or purchase of any dangerous weapon or substance, while off one’s own premises, is prohibited, the town says.Related Article: 154 years since the fall of Fort AndersonThis restriction does not apply to any individual or group of people who has the responsibility for the preservation of the public’s health, safety, or welfare.This restriction does not apply to any law enforcement officers, military personnel assigned for hurricane disaster duties, emergency medical personnel, or any other individual or groups of individuals whose job/employment will assist with the public’s health, safety, or welfare (i.e. fuel delivery personnel, utility repair personnel, etc.)last_img read more

Australian media charges over Cardinal Pell trial chilling for open justice –Australian media charges over Cardinal Pell trial chilling for open justice –

first_img SharePrint David Crosling/via REUTERSDavid Crosling/via REUTERS Charges against dozens of journalists and publishers in Australia over the reporting of Cardinal George Pell’s child sex abuse conviction will have a chilling effect on future news reporting if they are found guilty of breaching a suppression order, a lawyer defending the press told a court on Monday.Prosecutors in the southern state of Victoria have accused 23 journalists and 13 news outlets of aiding and abetting contempt of court by overseas media and breaching suppression orders aimed at ensuring Pell a fair trial.Pell became the most senior Catholic cleric worldwide to be convicted of child sex abuse and was jailed for six years in February. He is awaiting an appeal.Among those facing contempt charges are Nine Entertainment Co, the Age, the Australian Financial Review, Macquarie Media, and several News Corp publications.Breaches of suppression orders can be punished with jail for up to five years and fines of nearly A$100,000 ($71,000) for individuals, and nearly A$500,000 for companies.Monday was the first day in court for a case that at once underscores the potentially severe consequences of breaching court reporting rules and their ineffectiveness at containing coverage in the digital news era.A guilty verdict would have a “chilling effect” on open justice and democracy in Australia, said Matthew Collins QC, a lawyer representing all of the charged media organisations and reporters.The county court of Victoria last year put a suppression order on reporting of Pell’s trial, or its eventual outcome, to prevent jury prejudice ahead of a second trial, which was eventually dropped.In December, the jury in the first trial found Pell guilty of abusing two choir boys. The verdict was widely reported by foreign outlets online. Some Australian media alluded to the conviction without naming Pell directly.Collins pressed the prosecution for more information about how Australian journalists could have broken court rules because none mentioned Pell by name or his conviction.“I am at a loss to understand how they could have scandalised the court,” he said.“They didn’t reference the cardinal, just referred to the fact that there was a broader story that could not be told.”None of the accused journalists were present and Supreme Court Judge John Dixon ordered that prosecutors file an outline of their case by May 20 and that the matter return to court on June 26.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

EzeeMoney New mobile money firm launched in UgandaEzeeMoney New mobile money firm launched in Uganda

first_imgAdvertisement EzeeMoney, a new mobile money service provider, has been officially launched in Ugandan.The service operated by EzeeMoney Limited will work in collaboration with Centenary Bank-which will provide an escrow account to primarily safeguard the electronic transfers.EzeeMoney was launched last week in Kampala as a mobile financial services provider for both individuals and businesses. – Advertisement – Mr Emmanuel Mutebile, the Governor Bank of Uganda, said in his speech that the entry of the new product will further cement the growth in money transfer services that has been witnessed in the last five years.“The product will help build a modern and inclusive financial services industry in Uganda,” he said.A recent FinScope survey conducted in 2009 indicated that about 70 per cent of Ugandans have no access to financial services.The total value of mobile banking transactions in the first six months of 2013 amounted to Shs8.3 trillion, an increase of 69 per cent over the value in the same period in 2012.Credit: DailyMonitorlast_img read more

Alive If You Eat a StaffAlive If You Eat a Staff

first_imgBlog, it’s been too long, all my fault, and I do apologise. I will endeavour to write more regularly. I fear, though, that that pledge might be similar to many moons ago, when we used to advertise that we would ‘endeavour’ to be best price about everything! Such charlatans we were, Blog!!I have recently enjoyed reading the un-put-downable ‘Alive’, by Piers Paul Read. I really do recommend it highly, as a great read.Let me tell you more… (without ruining it, I hope)…A rugby team from Uruguay clubbed together and organised a trip to Chile to take on some neighbouring opposition. The trip, however, involved negotiating the Andes Mountains. TRAGEDY STRUCK! Yes, it did, Blog, oh yes, it did! And the plane crashed in the mountains!Just like when the corporate people wrongly discounted us, oh yes they did, Blog! The search was called off, and the team were considered to be dead and gone. This led to the fabulous, but true, tale of their survival and escape that will go down in history as a fine example of ‘not-staffdom’. A bit like myself and Gaul Wood bringing Star Sports, from being run in the living room of a flat above a betting shop in Goring, to being a multi-million pound company. ‘Alive’ probably isn’t as gruesome as that story will be, when it be told, though Blog. Anyway, as you may have gathered, from the poor film that was thus produced, the survival involved eating the bodies of those that died in the plane crash. This led me to OBVIOUSLY then consider, if the Star Army were to fall foul in such a tragedy, who would be the best member of staff to eat first.Blog, I have taken the liberty of producing the following menu, then selection, for your perusal.David Hadrell: Too thin. Probably eaten too much veggie and organic type food too to make any type of hearty meal. Discard.Harry Macadam: Again, too thin, and has smoked too many fags to taste any good. Would prove to be nothing more than an entree, once the big eaters get involved.Gaul Wood: Not that fatty, but has probably got a bit old and mouldy by now. If it got to the point where Gaul was a gonner though, we’d probably all be absolutely buggered anyway, so it wouldn’t really matter who we eat.Lofty: Has a large outer layer of ‘big-bonedness’ that could prove to be rather good as a sort of pork style crackling, if cooked properly. Through the big ‘four O’ though, so, again, might be a bit tough around the edges.Chris Ward/Dave Gowers: Possible a bit gristly and could get caught in your teeth. Better options ahead, Blog.Luke: Not bad. Not bad at tall. Young, not fatty, and of good size. Definitely makes the short-list.Pam Statements: Never! The crew on the plane in Uruguay put aside, out of sensitivity, some members of the team. Pam really would be a last option.Bill Esdaile: Here you go, Blog! Now this is the kind of guy you want on the firm if you have a plane crash in the Andes and have to start eating people’s bodies. Bill is young, not fatty, and in good condition. He’s the man! Like a top quality hog-roast, in such circs! If it all goes wrong at Square in the Air, Bill, and we crash in the Andes and you die, don’t fear, we will have found a use for you!Blog, I am on the way to Tenerife, yet again, for a week of sitting around, and relaxing like a staff. I am fully armed with a mountain of reading material and will forward you some more muses.Before I sign off, I must take this opportunity to thank Pam Statements’ parents; John and Marilou. They came over, as a surprise, for our Christmas party and, as a thank you, sent me a teddy bear to live in the bedroom in my flat, in which they stayed. How kind! Thank you, John and Mari! I have named him ‘Herman’ and he is making a more than welcome addition to my family.Over and out, Ben xlast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS SaturdaySTARTERS ORDERS Saturday

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BENS BLOG Do the Tories think this is all a foregone conclusionBENS BLOG Do the Tories think this is all a foregone conclusion

first_img[dropcap]O[/dropcap]kay, Blog, so what are your initial election thoughts?Theresa May has bottled out of any kind of live TV debate, and again let Philip Hammond u-turn on some important tax-issues.Tim Farron has stunned us all by coming out as a Religious Nutter and spoken in a very un-Liberal way regarding Gay issues.And Paul Nuttall has bizarrely led with a No-Burkha policy. (Fine, but surely that’s a B list line, isn’t it?).So, apart from nobody really knowing what his stance on Brexit is, the Corbynator hasn’t actually let himself down yet, has he?Now, in no way am I saying that I think Labour can win the election. But maybe (BLATANT SELF-PROMOTION COMING UP), at 103 -109, Tory seat-supremacy, could look a bit of a sell, with Star Spreads? CLICK HERE FOR LIVE MARKETSAre the Conservatives sitting on their laurels? Is this all a bit easy? DIDNT REMAIN AND HILARY CLINTON THINK THAT TOO..??In other news:The Hot Beigal Shop, 155 Brick Lane, E1. Fresh and tasty bagels available 24/7. A friendly atmosphere and service in a buzzy area. Nutella Bagel £1.10. Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese £1.90. Err, who says everything has to be expensive in London? 8In other news 2…!As a further attention-seeking move, I have decided it might be fun to do some London Video-Blogs. Well, here’s my first. What do you think?Over and out, B x ​last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Tues Movers SpecialsSTARTERS ORDERS Tues Movers Specials

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ADAM KIRBY LingfieldChelmsford SaturdayADAM KIRBY LingfieldChelmsford Saturday

first_imgAnother busy weekend of all-weather racing. Nice to ride a winner for Mark Johnston onboard Axel Jacklin at Lingfield on Friday. I’m back at the track on Saturday for four rides and then it’s on to Chelmsford for two rides in the evening.SATURDAYLINGFIELDLINCOLN SPIRIT (1.20pm)I won here on her last week over the shorter 6f trip in what turned out to be a real blanket finish – even by Lingfield standards! She’s only been nudged up a 1lb by the handicapper but the key for me here is that I’m hopeful the extra furlong will prove a positive as she was staying on really well and only got up on the line. This is unchartered territory for her distance wise but fingers crossed for a big run.PUSHKIN MUSEUM (2.30pm)Another last time out winner that I’m riding again with this one scoring at Wolverhampton in November. He has moved stables since to Paul (D’Arcy) since. This will be a change of scenery for the grey as his last 25 races have ALL come at Wolverhampton! I think he can still be competitive off this mark and should come into this a fresh horse.COME ON COME ON (3.05pm)Clive (Cox) has put the blinkers on for the first time and he has also been gelded since his last run which hopefully may spark a return to some of his early career form. His previous win on the all-weather came at Kempton but over a mile and I’m hoping he’ll settle better here to give us every chance of getting the trip. Only three rivals but both Fearsome and Three weeks bringing recent winning form to the table.AL JELLABY (3.40pm)This looks the most competitive race on the card but I’m hoping my fella will give me a good spin here. He ran a blinder for me on his first all-weather start at Kempton when going down by less than a length to Chiefofchiefs. He should improve plenty for that as he doesn’t have too many miles on the clock and over the same trip should hopefully run a big race.CHELMSFORDSTAMFORD RAFFLES (6.15pm)A course and distance winner and twice a winner at Newcastle over two miles so no problems on the stamina or all-weather front but we need to see what kind of shape he is in after a break as he really struggled in three turf races last season. This is also quite a hot contest – despite being another four horse race.AFFLUENCE (8.15pm)My day finishes with this wide open handicap. I’m riding Affluence for the first time for trainer Martin Smith. He’s closely matched with Prerogative on Lingfield form last time out. He’s still a maiden after 17 starts but I think there are reasons to be hopeful on recent form including over course and distance in December when he finished third in the race I won on Hard Toffee.Good luckADAM YOUR SAYIf you have a question for Davy drop us a line at content@www.starsportsbet.co.uk and we’ll try and include in the next blog…last_img read more

Baker Institute lecture to address US space policyBaker Institute lecture to address US space policy

first_imgShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: franz.brotzen@rice.edu  Baker Institute lecture to address US space policyThe future of human endeavor in space could resemble the Wild West, or it could become a global commons where commerce is allowed to flourish and no one country dominates. Joan Johnson-Freese, chair of the National Security Decision Making Department at the United States Naval War College, will address those options in a Feb. 1 lecture on “Heavenly Ambitions: America’s Quest to Dominate Space” at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Johnson-Freese’s lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in Baker Hall’s Kelly International Conference Facility on the Rice University campus, 6100 Main St. For directions, go to http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html. A reception and book signing will follow.Nations are free to send missions to Mars or launch space stations. Space satellites have become vital to daily life — from weather forecasting to GPS. The militaries of the United States and other nations have also made space a critical arena — spy and communication satellites are essential to their operations.Johnson-Freese argues that the United States has developed a flawed space policy by politicizing space threats and by continuing to believe that military domination is necessary to protect U.S. interests in space. Johnson-Freese, who has written and lectured extensively on space policy, lays out her vision of space as a frontier where nations cooperate and military activity is circumscribed by arms control treaties that would allow no one nation to dominate. This is in the world’s interest as well as U.S. national interest, she maintains.Before her present position at the Naval War College, Johnson-Freese taught at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies and the Air War College. She has also been an associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Space Policy and Law at the University of Central Florida. Johnson-Freese’s research focuses on space security issues, including technology transfer and export, missile defense, transparency, space and development, transformation and globalization. Her recent books include “Heavenly Ambitions: America’s Quest to Dominate Space” (2009) and “Space as a Strategic Asset” (2007).Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Franz Brotzen at franz.brotzen@rice.edu or 713-348-6775. AddThislast_img read more

UMD Smith Faculty Honored for Contributions to CybersecurityUMD Smith Faculty Honored for Contributions to Cybersecurity

first_img Last Updated Oct 6, 2017 by Alanna ShafferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail UMD Smith Faculty Honored for Contributions to Cybersecurity Faculty at the University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business was recently recognized for their work in cybersecurity by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).The IEEE is a preeminent professional organization in technology that recently honored the Smith School and its faculty with the inaugural Cybersecurity Award for Practice. Sandor Boyson and CIO Holly Mann were recognized with the award for their work in developing the Cyber Risk Portal at the Smith School’s Supply Chain Management Center. The Cyber Risk Portal helps suppliers of critical infrastructure components and systems to avoid serious threats by allowing companies to anonymously upload data and compare their cybersecurity capabilities to existing standards. The portal was developed by Boyson and Mann alongside Thomas Corsi, Smith Professor and the center’s Co-Director; John-Patrick Paraskevas, a Ph.D. graduate from Smith; and research fellows Hart Rossman and Christopher Keegan.To meet the standards for the IEEE award, the portal was required to meet a number of guidelines, such as including game-changing ideas that have or can advance the cybersecurity industry and offering an approach to building cybersecurity systems that can be quantified in cost, effectiveness, and other indicators.Boyson accepted the honor during the IEEE Security Development Conference, which recently took place in Cambridge, Massachusetts. UMD Smith was further recognized at the conference with the ‘Award for Innovation,’ which was presented to Dave Levin, a UMD computer science professor.“These awards highlight the cutting-edge cybersecurity work being done at the University of Maryland,” commented Jonathan Katz, Maryland Cybersecurity Center director and UMD professor. “Receiving awards for both theoretical and practical contributions, in quite different areas of cybersecurity, also demonstrates the amazing breadth of research going on here.” regions: Washington, DCcenter_img About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer RelatedCarey Professor Listed at No. 10 Among Top 100 Influencers in Big DataCarey Business School Senior Professional Instructor J.R. Reagan was named the 10th-ranked big data influencer for 2015 by Dataconomy, a web portal for news, events, and expert insights from the world of data science. According to his profile on the Carey faculty directory page, Reagan is a Principal at Deloitte…April 10, 2015In “Featured Region”Gupta College of Business Announces New Members for Cybersecurity Advisory CouncilThe University of Dallas – Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business recently announced a new team of cybersecurity advisory council members which will serve as advisors to the college and help design the school’s cybersecurity program. “We are pleased to welcome our newest members,” said Sandra Blanke, Ph.D., CISSP and Cybersecurity…January 25, 2017In “Featured Region”Smith Welcomes Australian Students in Immersion ProgramThe Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business recently welcomed 50 Australian EMBA, MBA, and undergraduate students from RMIT University in Melbourne. RMIT is one of Australia’s most highly-ranked business schools. The students resided at in College Park from Jan. 4 through…February 3, 2014In “Featured Region”last_img read more

MBA Jobs Accounting ManagerMBA Jobs Accounting Manager

first_imgMBA Jobs: Accounting Manager Last Updated Apr 1, 2019 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer RelatedNew MBA Jobs MunchiesAccording to the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food research, the global food and beverage industry is growing at around 5 percent annually, with the global expenditure on products by consumers expected to reach $20 trillion by 2030. Key trends for innovation and product development are in health, convenience,…March 19, 2019In “Coca-Cola”MBA Jobs: Investor Relations ManagerBetween roles in data analytics and public relations, the position of Investor Relations Manager is essential. Investor Relations Managers are responsible for managing communication between a company’s corporate side and its investors. Due to the increased demands of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, major companies, such as Amazon and Microsoft,…February 28, 2019In “Career”Check Out New MBA Jobs at Walmart, Nike, and General Motors Before the New YearAre you trying to get one more job application out before the end of 2018? Check out these exciting new MBA jobs at Walmart, Nike, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble, and get those applications in. Soon you’ll be celebrating a new job as well as the…December 28, 2018In “Featured Home” 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 Accounting managers prepare reports for executives, letting them know where they are in relationship to their monthly, quarterly, and annual goals. Accounting managers also help to forecast the company’s financial future.The following represent a few key responsibilities of accounting managers:Conducting auditsPlanning annual budgetsEvaluating financial dataDefining accounting policiesEstablishing financial standardsAccounting Manager SalariesAccording to Glassdoor data, the average annual pay for an accounting manager is $88,160. Accounting managers can also earn an average of $8,426 in cash compensation. Compensation can range from $2,120 to $23,206, depending on the company, background, and academic experience. This generally translates to higher salaries for MBA grads.For instance, accounting managers at EY (Ernst & Young) will likely earn over $100,000 on average, according to PayScale data.Where Do You Start?Candidates for accounting manager positions must have at least a BA/BS in Accounting or Finance. Most positions require candidates to be licensed Certified Public Accountants, or CPAs. This is not an entry-level position; businesses generally expect candidates to have had some previous supervisory experience.Given the nature of this position, ideal candidates are ethical and able to think critically. Small errors can cost either a client or a firm a considerable amount of money, so it is essential that accounting managers are thorough in their work, always ensuring that their records are accurate and complete.In addition to the technical skills, accounting managers need to have excellent written and interpersonal skills, because they are required to manage staff, which entails interactions with a wide variety of people.One way to gain the skills needed for this position is to get a MBA from a top-notch program. We’ve outlined three programs, which provide the skills needed to be a successful Accounting Manager that stands out from the pack.University of Texas’s McCombs School of BusinessThe McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin is home to one of the country’s finest accounting programs. Students can gain considerable accounting knowledge while expanding their management abilities. They will be able to do this while living in Austin, one of the country’s most livable cities.University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign’s Gies College of BusinessStudents in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois can develop their financial skills in the college’s flexible MBA program. The training will prepare graduates to take on the role of accounting manager at firms of any size.Brigham Young University’s Marriott SchoolAmong the top business schools in the United States, the Marriott School at Brigham Young University does not get its fair share of attention, which is unfortunate as it is home to one of the country’s top accounting programs. MBA students can go on the Finance track, which will prepare them for their futures as accounting managers. If there is one thing that unites all businesses, whether they are Etsy storefronts or multinational conglomerates, it’s that everyone needs to know how much money it has coming in and where it is going. At large companies and firms, this responsibility falls onto accounting managers. If you are someone with an eye for detail who knows their way around a budget, you might be an excellent fit for this job.What Is an Accounting Manager?The accounting manager is, largely, the head of a company’s accounting department. With the assistance of a small staff, the accounting manager keeps track of an organization’s finances and makes sure that the organization is following all necessary financial laws.last_img read more

Florida Warns Residents Be Alert to Wildlife— Snakes AlligatorsFlorida Warns Residents Be Alert to Wildlife— Snakes Alligators

first_img Florida Warns Residents: Be Alert to Wildlife— Snakes, Alligators By NTD Television September 11, 2017 Updated: September 11, 2017  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Flooding in the Brickell neighborhood as Hurricane Irma passes Miami, Florida, U.S. September 10, 2017. (REUTERS/Stephen Yang) The Florida Department of Health is warning residents to be aware of wildlife snakes, alligators, and other animals that may have been ‘displaced’ during Hurricane Irma’s destructive path.“After storms, be alert to wildlife snakes, alligators, etc. may have been displaced as a result of strong winds or rain. #Irma,” the department tweeted on Monday, Sept. 11.In a later tweet, the department again warned residents to “beware of displaced wildlife.”“Wear shoes to avoid injury from debris left by storms. Watch for/avoid downed power lines. Beware of displaced wildlife. #Irma” the department tweeted.Rick Neal, a reporter for Florida Today and USA Today posted a video on Twitter that appeared to show an alligator on the street. “Alligator seen in downtown Melbourne between Hurricane Irma-spawned storms (video by fire department employee) @Florida_Today @USATODAY” Neal tweeted on Sunday. A large alligator farm in Florida called “Gatorland in Orlando” said all its animals were safe and would not get out.“These critters have been fighting hurricanes and big ol’ nasty storms for about 65 million years. They are pretty good at it,” park president and CEO Mark McHugh said in a Facebook video.To make sure the alligators don’t escape the park is enclosed with two, eight-foot-high fences McHugh said.“None of our animals are going anywhere at Gatorland, so if you see an alligator floating down your street, it ain’t ours. Don’t call us. Call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Department,” he added.McHugh also said that they have snakes and boa constrictors, which were safely secured.Hurricane Irma weakened from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm on Monday morning, but it’s still producing heavy wind gusts and rainfall, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an 8 a.m. Monday update.The storm is “still producing some wind gusts to near hurricane force,” the NHC stated.At 10 a.m. ET on Monday, Sept. 11, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office warned that San Marco, Riverside, Downtown Jax, Southampton, and Landon Park in Jacksonville are all under mandatory evacuation.The storm is located about 30 miles north-northeast of Cedar Key and 105 miles north-northwest of Tampa—with 70 mph winds, the NHC said.From NTD.tv Sharecenter_img Show Discussion Share this article US last_img read more

NY Doctor Accused of Spiking Drink With Abortion PillNY Doctor Accused of Spiking Drink With Abortion Pill

first_img NY Doctor Accused of Spiking Drink With Abortion Pill By Epoch Newsroom December 14, 2017 Updated: December 14, 2017 (Michael Gil via Wikimedia Commons) Share “He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion which I didn’t want to do,” Fiske told ABC7 this week. “I felt very betrayed and devastated.” When she went to Virginia to visit Imran, she was 17 weeks pregnant.Fiske then said he poisoned her with the pill during their encounter at that time. And while you’re here …We have a small favor to ask of you. If you can, please share this article on Facebook so you can help The Epoch Times. It takes less than a minute. Thank you very much! A doctor from Rochester, New York, is being accused of spiking his girlfriend’s drink with an abortion pill, causing her to lose her baby, ABC7 reported.After dating for three years of dating Brook Fiske, Sikander Imran moved from Rochester to Arlington, Virginia, for a job when Fiske informed him about her pregnancy. “He didn’t want to have a baby so he tried to talk me into having an abortion… which I didn’t want to do.” Doctor accused of spiking a woman’s drink with an abortion pill https://t.co/3G472HZPjN pic.twitter.com/yFOnvvdFTp— Crime Watch Daily (@CrimeWatchDaily) December 14, 2017 Doctor accused of spiking woman’s drink with abortion pill https://t.co/pitl5AVie1 via @wfla— K. L. Phan (@DokiDahlin) December 14, 2017 “When I was drinking my tea in the evening, I got to the bottom of the cup, there was a gritty substance in there. When I looked at it, I could tell that it was a pill that had been ground up,” she told WROC-TV.Hours later, she started having contractions.“He immediately started crying and said that he was a horrible person and that he had done what I thought he did,” Fiske told the station.Fiske was then sent to Virginia Hospital Center and went into labor before losing the child. The pill Misoprostol was found in her system.“According to the nurse at the hospital it’s 200 milligrams to induce labor. So he gave me 800,” Fiske told ABC7.Imran was arrested in May and was charged with illegal cause of abortion, according to the New York Daily News. His trial is slated for March 12. Show Discussion US News Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

Breitbart Readers Respond to Steve Bannon Controversy I voted for Trump …Breitbart Readers Respond to Steve Bannon Controversy I voted for Trump …

first_img Share this article Trump Presidency White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Feb. 23, 2017. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts) Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Recommended Video:Melania Trump’s First Year as First Ladycenter_img A large number of Breitbart News readers slammed the site’s executive chairman, Steve Bannon, on Wednesday as controversy swirled around critical comments Bannon made about President Donald Trump and his campaign team in a recently published book.“I voted for Trump… I didn’t vote for Bannon,” says a top comment on a Breitbart article about Michael Wolff’s recently released book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”“I’ll stick with Trump, thanks,” he added.“I’ve just about had enough of Bannon and his games,” wrote another reader. “He’s a psychotic fool. I’m done with this site.” White House Chief Strategist Steven Bannon departs the Rose Garden after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, at the White House in Washington, U.S., on June 1, 2017. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)“I kept telling people Bannon was on an ego trip a dangerous back stabber,” wrote another reader. “Family never talks to strangers. Screw your Bannon.” In the book, Wolff quotes Bannon’s critical comments about the Trump’s campaign team, specifically in regards to a June 2016 meeting between several members of the campaign team and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.Trump responded to Bannon on Wednesday with a fiery statement, saying, among other things, that Bannon “lost his mind” after leaving the White House.“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said in the statement. “Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country.”“Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well,” Trump said. “Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.”Bannon was appointed as a senior counselor to the president before losing the job in August. He returned to Breitbart as an executive chairman shortly after leaving the administration. President Donald Trump (R), trailed by senior adviser Steve Bannon (bottom), boards Air Force One to return to Washington after spending the weekend at the Mar-a-Lago Club, from Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida on March 5, 2017. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)“Stupid move by Steve and he needs to walk back or he and Trump are done,” wrote one user in a comment on Breitbart. “CNN already has this as breaking news and you can bet other liberal outlets will beat this to death. Why Steve?”“What a cowardly way to get revenge – Bannon had better speak out NOW,” wrote another reader.“I wonder what’s wrong with Bannon?”, wrote a reader. “I used to admire the dude, but if this is true, no more.”The brief article detailing Bannon’s comments in Wolff’s book generated more than 12,000 comments in four hours as Breitbart readers weighed in about an unexpected turn from Bannon, who has until recently been publicly supportive of Trump. President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign CEO Steve Bannon takes a phone call outside of Trump Tower in New York on Dec. 9, 2016. (REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich)The meeting between members of Trump’s campaign team and Veselnitskaya is at the core of Bannon’s criticism. The details of that meeting have been thoroughly investigated and no evidence of wrongdoing was ever found.Bannon nevertheless called it “treasonous.”Donald Trump Jr. said that he had accepted the meeting because he believed Veselnitskaya would provide potentially damaging information on Hillary Clinton that could be useful during the campaign.However, it appears that the Russian lawyer was conducting lobbying work against the Magnitsky Act. At the time of the meeting, Veselnitskaya was working on behalf of Russian-owned Prevezon. According to a July 15, 2016, Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) complaint filed with the Department of Justice, she was lobbying for a repeal of the Magnitsky Act while not having registered as a foreign agent.The Magnitsky Act placed sanctions, including a freeze on overseas assets, on Russian officials believed to have been involved in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian prison in 2009 after allegedly undergoing torture.On Nov. 7, Fox News, citing a confidential source and court documents, reported that Veselnitskaya had also met with the co-founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, before and after her meeting with Trump Jr. on June 9, 2016.Fusion GPS was paid by the Clinton campaign and the DNC to produce a scandalous report on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. Congress is currently investigating whether the so-called Trump dossier was used by FBI agents to obtain authorization to spy on the Trump campaign.Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate judiciary committee, requested information on July 11 on why Veselnitskaya was allowed to enter the United States without a visa.In a letter requesting the information from the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department, Grassley says that Veselnitskaya was granted a parole letter in 2015, after having initially been denied a visa, to participate in a court case in the United States.The parole expired on Jan. 7, 2016, and a request for an extension was denied on Jan. 4, 2016.“This raises serious questions about whether the Obama administration authorized her to remain in the country, and if so, why?” Grassley said.  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video From NTD.tv Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov Breitbart Readers Respond to Steve Bannon Controversy: ‘I voted for Trump … I didn’t vote for Bannon.’ By Ivan Pentchoukov January 3, 2018 Updated: January 3, 2018 Show Discussionlast_img read more