Although recent reports say President Trump is moving closer to a deal that would shield them, UNCW students want to make sure they’re doing what they can to ensure the program stays in tact, by reaching out to local, state, and national leaders in hopes of making a difference.“So I think it’s important to let DACA recipients and, you know, and really the migrant community know that we are there with them,” UNCW Student Giuilana Vaca-Tricerri said. “Standing with them. And that they do have a voice and there are people that are looking out for them. And want to make sure that their place here in this country, that’s their home, is secure.”The group plans to have more events like this in the future to inform any and all students they can.Related Article: Trump turns to health care with an eye on 2020For more information, you can visit the student’s Facebook page by clicking here. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Dozens of UNCW Seahawks came together tonight to show their support for deferred action for childhood arrivals, or DACA and raise their voices against the decision made by President Donald Trump to end the program.The order would put an end to the Obama-era program that protects undocumented immigrants from deportation.- Advertisement –
It would take the place of the existing mall parking lot at Oleander Drive between the Wells Fargo and a strip mall.Walk-On’s is a Louisiana sports bar that is opening franchises across the country.The technical review committee will consider the project at its meeting on June 14. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Plans submitted to the City of Wilmington offer a glimpse of what’s to come during the transformation of Independence Mall.Rouse Properties is proposing an 8,800 square foot restaurant called “Walk-On’s Bistreaux and Bar.”- Advertisement –
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — When children are victims of child abuse and neglect, one organization advocates for them in court and promoting their best interest. But, there’s a growing need for more volunteers.Children are the backbone of our community and keeping our children safe is a top priority, but there are almost 500 kids in DSS custody in New Hanover and Pender counties.- Advertisement – Kaylee Henderson tells the story of how she was a guardian and became a friend to a child.“Years later now, I still get to keep in contact with him and he knows my name,” says Henderson. “He walks around and can say ‘Hey Kaylee’ and it’s like I’ve gotten to watch that child. I was constant in that child’s life with social workers changing and with placements changing. I go to be constant from 2 weeks old to now he’s 2 and 1/2.”Henderson is a UNCW student majoring in social work and she’s been passionate about working with foster kids since 10th grade. She began volunteering as a Guardian ad Litem 2 years ago.Related Article: Keeping ride-sharing app users safe in our community“It was like I can do something right now,” said Henderson. “I can’t wait to be a foster mom but right now [this is] what can I do.”Henderson says she loved watching the 15 children she worked with grow.Volunteers like Henderson are the voice to almost 500 children in New Hanover and Pender counties who are victims of child abuse and neglect.“They investigate what’s going on in the life of the child,” said District Administrator Linda Bialaszewski. “They report back to the court, write a court report and make sure that the children’s needs are being met. ”Henderson says its amazing watching children’s’ lives transform from the moment they are put into care.“There definitely is an impact that is so much bigger than who I am and what I’ve done,” said Henderson. “These kids and their lives matter and their voice matters and that’s what we get to be.”If you’re interested in volunteering or learning more information, call the Guardian ad Litem program office at (910) 363- 5360 or visit the website.
Beers at Wilmington Brewing Company (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Love a good brew? Here’s a way to enjoy Thirsty Thursday for a good cause.The Bellamy Mansion Museum, Historic Wilmington Foundation and Wilmington Brewing Company will host Pints for Preservation next month.- Advertisement – For every pint sold, the Wilmington Brewing Company will donate a $1 back to the Bellamy Mansion Museum and Historic Wilmington Foundation for community programming.Wilmington Brewing Company is located at 824 Kerr Avenue in Wilmington. The event is free and open to the public.It’s happening from 5-8 p.m. on March 7.
Approximately 21 pounds of marijuana found during search of home on Stonewall Jackson Drive (photo: NHSO) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Three people face charges after approximately 21 pounds of marijuana was seized during a drug bust at a home in Pine Valley Estates.The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division conducted a marijuana trafficking investigation over the past 6 months involving Marvin Gerald Waite Jr of Stonewall Jackson Drive.- Advertisement – David Lewis Hamm (Photo: NHSO) Gerald Waite (Photo: NHSO) Megan Waite (Photo: NHSO) On Friday, detectives executed a search warrant at the home.The marijuana seized has an approximate street value of $50,000. Detectives charged Gerald Marvin Waite, Jr., 36, with the following:2 counts of trafficking marijuana3 counts of conspiracy to traffick marijuanamanufacture marijuanapwimsd marijuanafelony possession of marijuanamaintain a dwelling for controlled substanceRelated Article: Asheville reaches settlement in police beating caseDetectives also arrested Megan Dawn Waite, 32 and charged her with the following:2 counts of trafficking marijuana2 counts of conspiracy to traffic marijuanapwimsd marijuanaconspiracy to sell marijuanafelony possession of marijuanamanufacture marijuanamaintain dwelling for controlled substancepossession of drug paraphernaliaThey are each being held under a $350,000 bond.Also arrested in the investigation is David Lewis Hamm, 35. He is charged with the following:conspire to traffick marijunanapossession of firearm by convicted felonpwimsd marijuanamanufacture marijuanamaintain a dwelling for controlled substancepossession of marijuanapossession of drug paraphernaliaHamm is being held under a $150,000 bond. 1 of 3
John Ndego (2L) CEO Vodafone Uganda and Jackie Namara (3R) the Head of Marketing interact with the Vodafone Brand Ambassadors during the launch of the Vodafone Youth Program at Kampala International University Advertisement Looks like Vodafone Uganda is shifting it’s focus from Voice – a market that’s already crowded with many players and dominated by MTN Uganda – to VoIP, via an app that has it all.Enter the Vodafone Chat+ App. Vodafone Chat+ allows you to make free High Definition app-to-app voice calls, send free messages to other Vodafone Chat+ users and enjoy High Definition video calls. As well as share files such as pictures, video clips and music on the go. However, Video Calls and content transfer are charged at normal Data rates.Vodafone Uganda claims that the purpose of the app is not to compete with the heavy weights of the Instant Messaging and Chatting business but to lock in student communities and allow non Vodafone customers to try Vodafone quality of data services, although the Chat+ app offers some functionality competitive to WhatsApp, Skype and Messenger. – Advertisement – During a recent press conference at Kampala International University, John Ndego, the CEO Vodafone Uganda, said the major focus for Vodafone Uganda will be on digital, using the power of internet to tap into the younger generations’ potential.Like it is with IM Giant WhatsApp, Chat+ will sync with your Contact list and show them within the app. Chat+ users will appear in your contacts list with a status icon next to their Display Picture.One of the biggest catch with the Chat+ App so far is that it offers ‘0 rated data usage’ for calls within the app, as long as you have an active data bundle. Just like the Self- Care App we reviewed earlier.Features of Chat+Free app-to-app Voice Calling and MessagingFree Group CallingVideo CallingFile Sharing – Documents, photos, music, videos, voice notes. (Standard data rates apply)But how does the Chat+ App compare to the heavyweight? Let’s take a look…Chat+ App compared with the current leaders in the IM and chat business. Credit Vodafone.Check out the App on the Play Store.[related-posts]
Advertisement Facebook is testing out a new feature that pushes posts at the bottom edge of the Web browser, similar to chat windows, when you receive a notification on a post. Users can comment or react on these pop-up posts. There is also an option to hide or minimize the post.“We’ve heard from people that they would like an easier way to participate in conversations on a post while they are still in News Feed so we are testing a new option that opens up a window when someone comments on your post, replies to your comment or tags you in a comment,” CNET quoted a Facebook spokeswoman as saying.Though it is not clear how many users can avail this feature as of now, Facebook said it’s a “small test”. – Advertisement – Notably, the social networking platform seems to be working on adding a new Explore tab to its Android app, which will show users content similar to what they already engage with on the social media platform.The new Explore feature is only available on the beta version of the main Facebook for Android app right now and has not been rolled out to all users. The move follows similar testing on iOS.Those who have received the Facebook beta for Android update will see two tabs at the bottom of the screen: Home and Explore.The Home tab shows you content from your friends, groups you are part of, and pages and people you follow. So essentially, the Home tab now operates as your News Feed.On the other hand, the new Facebook Explore tab seems to work similar to Instagram’s Explore tab and recommends content based on content you have interacted with in the past. It presents content from pages similar to what you have ‘liked’, but not the ones you already follow.Source: NDTV news and IANS
Apple commences Wireless Magic Keyboard. Advertisement Soon after the WWDC 2017 keynote event, Apple refreshed its Apple Store website to reflect all the new offerings it announced. While most of the products announced are now listed, one other accessory that not mentioned at the WWDC event, was also spotted.The new wireless Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad is listed on the Apple Store to buy for a price of USD$130 (Roughly 466,700 UGX exclusive of shipping). The company has also removed the standard wired Magic Keyboard (with or without Numeric Keypad), making the cheapest Mac keyboard you can buy from Apple the wireless Magic Keyboard at USD$99 (Roughly 355,500 UGX).[related-posts]The new Magic Keyboard with Numeric comes with a Lightning charging cable, but Apple notes that the keyboard can live for a month before needing a charge. The full-sized keyboard with 31 extra keys can be brought separately, but currently its available only in white.1 of 2 Apple commences Wireless Magic Keyboard. Apple magic mouse with apple wireless-keyboard. – Advertisement – For 17,946,500 UGX, you can get a Space Grey option though, if you buy the iMac Pro alongside. 9to5Mac reports that the new Space Grey accessories – the wireless Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Keyboard – will only be sold with the iMac Pro, and not separately. Other new accessories listed on the refreshed Apple Store in the US include the new cases and sleeves for the iPad lineup.This includes the new leather and silicone iPad cases, new leather iPad sleeves, an Apple Pencil case, and leather and silicone cases for iPhones as well.
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AddThis ShareCONTACT: Jade BoydPHONE: 713-348-6778EMAIL: email@example.comStudy probes link between magnetism, superconductivityUS-European team revisits 30-year-old breakthrough with new methods, understandingEuropean and U.S. physicists this week are offering up the strongest evidence yet that magnetism is the driving force behind unconventional superconductivity. The findings by researchers from Rice University, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI-CPfS) in Dresden, Germany, and other institutions were published online today in Nature Physics.The findings follow more than three decades of research by the team that discovered unconventional superconductivity in 1979. That breakthrough, which was led by MPI-CPfS Director Frank Steglich, preceded by seven years the more widely publicized discovery of unconventional superconductivity at high temperatures. In the latest study, the team revisited the same heavy-fermion material — a mix of cerium, copper and silicon — that was used in 1979, applying new experimental techniques and theoretical knowledge unavailable 30 years ago.“In 1979, there was not much understanding of quantum criticality or of the collective way that electrons behave at the border of magnetism,” said Rice physicist Qimiao Si, the lead theorist and co-author of the new paper. “Today, we know a great deal about such collective behavior in the regime where materials transition to a superconducting state. The question we examined in this study is, How does all of that new knowledge translate into an understanding of the superconducting state itself?”Magnetism — the phenomenon that drives compass needles and keeps notes stuck to refrigerators the world over — arises when the electrons in a material are oriented in a particular way. Every electron is imbued with a property called spin, and electron spins are oriented either up or down. In most materials, the arrangement of electron spins is haphazard, but in everyday refrigerator magnets — which scientists call ferromagnets — electron spins are oriented collectively, in the same direction.Classical superconductors, which were discovered almost a century ago, were the first materials known to conduct electrons without losing energy due to resistance. Electrons typically bump and ricochet from atom to atom as they travel down a wire, and this jostling leads to a loss of energy in the form of electrical resistance. Resistance costs the energy industry billions of dollars per year in lost power, so scientists have been keen to put superconducting wires to widespread use, but it hasn’t been easy.It took physicists almost 50 years to explain classical superconductivity: At extremely low temperatures, electrons pair up and move in unison, thus avoiding the jostling they experience by themselves. These electron twosomes are called Cooper pairs, and physicists began trying to explain how they form in unconventional superconductors as soon as Steglich’s findings were published in 1979. Si said theorists studying the question have increasingly been drawn to the collective behavior of electrons, particularly at the border of magnetism — the critical point where a material changes from one magnetic state to another.In the new experiments, Steglich, the lead experimentalist co-author, and his group collaborated with physicists at the Jülich Centre for Neutron Science at the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble, France, to bombard heavy fermion samples with neutrons. Because neutrons also have spin, those experiments allowed the team to probe the spin states of the electrons in the heavy fermions.“Our neutron-scattering data provide convincing evidence that the cerium-based heavy fermion compound is located near a quantum critical point,” said Oliver Stockert, a study co-author and a neutron-scattering specialist from MPI-CPfS. “Moreover, the data revealed how the magnetic spectrum changes as the material turns into a superconductor.”From the data, Si and co-author Stefan Kirchner, a theorist from the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and a former postdoctoral fellow at Rice, determined the amount of magnetic energy that was saved when the system entered the superconducting state.“We have calculated that the saved magnetic energy is more than 10 times what is needed for the formation of the Cooper pairs,” Kirchner said.“Why the magnetic exchange in the superconductor yields such a large energy saving is a new and intriguing question,” said Si, Rice’s Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy. He said one possible origin is the electronic phenomenon known as the “Kondo effect,” which is involved in a class of unconventional quantum critical points advanced by Si and colleagues in a theoretical paper published in Nature in 2001. Regardless of the final answer, Si said the present study already constitutes a definitive proof that “collective fluctuations of the electrons at the border of magnetism are capable of driving superconductivity.”Si and Steglich found it remarkable that the notion of quantum criticality is providing fresh insights into the workings of the very first unconventional superconductor ever discovered. At the same time, both said more studies are needed to determine the precise way that quantum-critical fluctuations give rise to heavy-fermion superconductivity. And thanks to key differences between the heavy-fermion materials and high-temperature superconductors, additional work must be done to determine whether the same findings apply to both.“We are certain that we are on the right track with our investigations, however,” Steglich said.The research was facilitated by the International Collaborative Center on Quantum Matter, a collaborative entity formed by Rice, MPI-CPfS, China’s Zhejiang University and the London Centre for Nanotechnology. Research support was provided by the German Research Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the Welch Foundation.
ShareCONTACT: Jade BoydPHONE: 713-348-6778EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgHouston Endowment awards SSPEED $3.2 million for Hurricane Ike studyRice-based center leading regional effort to better prepare for major hurricanesHouston Endowment has awarded Rice University’s Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center a three-year, $3.2 million grant to continue researching ways to improve preparation for hurricanes in the Houston-Galveston area. In the wake of Hurricane Ike two years ago, the SSPEED Center began conducting research with the goal of helping the region better prepare for and better defend against storm surge and flooding.Hurricane Ike ranks as the third costliest storm in U.S. history, with damages estimated at $30 billion. Ike caused 112 deaths in the U.S. and left more than 2.6 million people without electricity, despite the fact that it ranked as only a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale, which classifies hurricanes based on maximum wind speeds. Ike’s widespread damage demonstrated a need to rethink storm categories based upon storm surge potential in addition to wind.The center’s prior research on Ike also suggested that the storm could have been much worse. Had Ike made landfall 50 miles south of Houston, extensive damage would have occurred inland to Interstate 45 on the west side of Galveston Bay as well as up the Houston Ship Channel.“The Houston-Galveston region could have easily suffered catastrophic loss of life and property with a different landfall location,” said Phil Bedient, director of the SSPEED Center and Rice’s Herman Brown Professor of Engineering. “The need to predict impacts from storms approaching Galveston Bay has never been greater given the vulnerability of our coastal development and the Houston Ship Channel. In the next phase of work, we will increase our understanding of this significant danger and develop alternatives to protect life and property. It is a situation that demands the full attention of our region.”The research will focus on four key areas – the Houston Ship Channel, the upper west side of Galveston Bay, the city of Galveston and the low-lying lands surrounding East and West bays. The goal of the next phase of the research is to develop and evaluate alternative concepts for protecting these coastal areas in light of new regulations proposed for federal projects.Jim Blackburn, co-principal investigator on the project and professor in the practice of environmental law at Rice, said, “Our next phase of work will focus on developing options that have a chance of being implemented in a time of limited federal, state and local money. We will evaluate a wide range of nonstructural and structural alternatives, varying from rethinking the economy of the low-lying lands of Galveston Bay to placing a gate across the mouth of the Houston Ship Channel. We are looking at better flood-warning systems, better information for consumers, improving how structures are built, as well as raising roads to provide storm barriers and other innovative approaches.”As part of this next phase, the SSPEED Center will partner with Houston Wilderness and other nongovernmental and governmental entities to evaluate in detail a concept to enhance recreational usage and the development of “gateway” areas in an attempt to expand the recreational usage of the low-lying coastal lands.“We have extensive recreational resources that have never been fully understood or developed,” Blackburn said. “The key to a resilient coast is to rethink the economic potential of these low-lying areas and how to use them in a manner that allows them to provide jobs and income while also storing vast amounts of floodwaters when storms come. It is a classic win-win, nonstructural solution.”Bedient said the new research will also focus on the Clear Lake area, which lost elevation over the last several decades, due to land-surface subsidence.“We are developing an extensive flood-warning system for Clear Lake that will be similar to the one that our team developed for the Texas Medical Center,” he said. “However, here we are trying to develop capabilities to assist in providing information for returning to the area after evacuation as well as providing information to help residents understand the need for and desirability of evacuation.”With the new grant, Houston Endowment’s total investment in the SSPEED Center’s Hurricane Ike research stands at more than $4.5 million. The center’s research partners include the University of Houston, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas Southern University and the SWA Group. AddThis
ShareDavid Ruth713email@example.comJade Boyd713firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Freaky mouse’ defeats common poisonRice University study shows house mice found unexpected ways to evolve resistanceOver millennia, mice have thrived despite humanity’s efforts to keep them at bay. A Rice University scientist argues some mice have found two ways to achieve a single goal — resistance to common poison.New research by Michael Kohn and colleagues, reported today in the online journal Current Biology, analyzes a genetic mutation that has given the ordinary European house mouse this extraordinary ability.The gene in question, vkorc1, is present in all mammals and manages vitamin K. A mutation to vkorc1 makes mice resistant to warfarin, an anticoagulant used as a blood thinner in people as well as rodent poison.Kohn, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Rice, said the mice evolved to become poison-resistant following two distinct processes. In one, point mutation, genes adapt through spontaneous mutations during DNA replication. Algerian mice (Mus spretus), a desert-dwelling, seed-eating species, probably acquired the mutation this way to counter a vitamin K-deficient diet, Kohn said.Evolution through point mutation is a textbook example of how populations adapt to new environments, he said. Because rodents reproduce so quickly, their adaptation to warfarin is one of the few that can be observed directly during the lifetimes of evolutionary geneticists. The poisons were introduced in the early 1950s, and poison-resistant rodents began to appear in the 1960s. The other process, horizontal gene transfer, is generally associated with microbes, not mammals, and has never been documented at the level of detail the new paper offers, Kohn said. Here, resistance seems to have been transferred directly from Algerian mice to European house mice (Mus musculus domesticus). “A key element of this study is that we’ve caught evolution in the act,” he said. Mutated vkorc1 has been the subject of many studies, including one by Kohn that illustrated a downside all too familiar to humans, the risk of arterial calcification and osteoporosis. A rodent pest-control specialist treating the basement of a German bakery found the first evidence that house mice had developed resistance to warfarin. “He said, ‘I cannot kill these mice with bromadiolone,’ a nasty version of warfarin,” said Kohn, whose lab was asked to sequence mice for vkorc1. (He noted pest-control professionals have a variety of weapons to eliminate even warfarin-resistant species.)Kohn reacted with disbelief when he looked at the sequences. “I said, ‘This cannot be a common house mouse. What type of animal did you send me here?’”Vkorc1 seemed out of place, he said. “The gene sequence was identical to Mus spretus, which looks similar to house mice but does not normally occur in Germany,” he said. “We could see that a big chunk of their DNA looked like Mus spretus. But genetically, these obscure bromadiolone-resistant mice looked like ordinary house mice. This is a freaky mouse.”Kohn and colleagues speculated Algerian mice passed the resistant genome into house mice in Spain or North Africa deserts, where the species overlap geographically.“In the very distant past, these mice wouldn’t even meet,” he said. “With the spread of agriculture thousands of years ago in the Fertile Crescent, humans brought mice with them — unwillingly. That brought these two types of mice into contact, and they started doing their thing, hybridizing here and there.”Hybridization is usually an evolutionary dead end, because at least 50 percent of hybrid offspring mice are sterile. “Nature doesn’t think hybrids are very useful unless something special happens, such as some sort of environmental change,” Kohn said. “But on the rare occasion — and I think we are the first to show this in an animal — hybridization leads to a combination that is advantageous.” The sudden introduction of warfarin in the 1950s may have triggered the usually doomed hybrids to further adapt “by exploring the repertoire of mutations in the vkorc1 gene and also by experimenting with a copy of vkorc1 from Mus spretus,” Kohn said.“The fundamental question now is: Is this so difficult to accomplish that it only happened once, or is it so easy that it has happened on numerous occasions in numerous places?” Kohn and his colleagues are in a unique position to see which version of resistance might prevail — point mutation or gene transfer — and whether mice will suffer the same arterial calcification as the mutant rats in Kohn’s previous study. “We may need to embrace the fact that animals are just as versatile as microbes and plants in developing new traits through hybridization,” said Kohn, who expressed concern that humans’ desire to kill a species only made the species stronger.“The human factor in this study is quite clear,” he said. “One of the gravest concerns to conservation of biodiversity is the inadvertent spread of invasive species across the globe. In this study, this test came in the form of our desire to extirpate so-called pest species with poisons, which we use to get rid of microbes, bugs, weeds and even some mammals.”Co-authors of the paper are postdoctoral researcher Ying Song and graduate student Ching-Hua Shih of Rice; Stefan Endepols of Bayer CropScience AG, Monheim, Germany; Nicole Klemann of Warendorf, Germany; Dania Richter and Franz-Rainer Matuschka of Charité Universit AddThis
ShareFranz Brotzen713email@example.comRice University experts available to comment on government report on BP oil disasterTwo Rice University experts are available to discuss the new report released by the Coast Guard and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement on the causes of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. The investigators held yearlong hearings following the April 20, 2010, disaster at BP’s Deepwater Horizon well.Professor George Hirasaki can discuss BP’s efforts to construct and implement relief wells to stop the spill. He studies enhanced oil recovery processes, gas hydrates, fluid flow through rock and soil, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate well properties and emulsion separation. Hirasaki is the A.J. Hartsook Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Rice.Satish Nagarajaiah can discuss the complications of capping the oil well and what factors led to it taking so long to stop the leak. He can also discuss what went wrong with the rig’s blowout preventer, the device on the ocean floor that was designed to prevent the sort of spill that occurred. Nagarajaiah is a professor in civil and environmental engineering and a professor of mechanical engineering and material science. His areas of specialization include vibrations, structural dynamic systems, smart structures and sensors, system identification, fault and damage detection and monitoring, seismic protective systems, earthquake engineering and offshore structures. To schedule an interview with Hirasaki or Nagarajaiah, contact Franz Brotzen at 713-348-6775 or firstname.lastname@example.org. AddThis
regions: Toronto McMaster DeGroote Offers New Minor, and More – Toronto News This week, Canadian business school have done their share to nurture innovative thinking in students and the broader community. We’ve laid out some of the high points below.The Startup That Makes Globetrotting More Affordable– Communitech NewsRob Evans, graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, is CEO and founder of Backpacker College, a startup that connects travelers with affordable places to stay (generally in university housing). Backpacker College allows universities to sell their unused beds during the summer, when students are on break. Through the app or website, travelers can access dorms at upwards of 115 universities, Laurier included. Speaking with Communitech News, Evans says:“Now you don’t have to spend half an hour online judging how creepy your host might be, or what the best deal is on Google. We’ve already curated a set of great options that are affordable, we’ve ruled out the high-end and the low-end stuff and provided that mid-market that’s safe and affordable for families, sports teams, young travelers, retirees, as well as small groups and student accommodation.”You can read more about the startup here. New Minor In Innovation Gives Students A Head Start on Becoming Successful Entrepreneurs – DeGroote NewsThis fall, McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business and Faculty of Engineering will partner with McMaster’s startup incubator, The Forge, to offer a minor in innovation to students interested in becoming entrepreneurs. The minor is meant to teach students to turn their own ideas into businesses, as well as how to think creatively within an organization.On news of the new minor, Sue McCracken, Associate Dean at DeGroote School of Business, says, “The future of work is changing, and many of our students will be starting their own businesses within their own innovative ideas. We need to give these students the entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to take the right steps and risks to develop their ideas and build successful businesses.”The DeGroote minor is open to all McMaster students. Beginning in September, students will be able to take The World of Entrepreneurship, which consists of case studies and prominent guest lecturers, and Lean Startup, which will teach skills like establishing a business model and testing business ideas with customers and stakeholders. Additional courses such as Founders Startup and From Founder to CEO will become available over the next three years.You can find out more about the new DeGroote minor here.Lessons in Leadership from MBA Leadership Day – News@IveyIn late July, the 2018 MBA Leadership Day was held at Western University Canada’s Ivey Business School. The day kicked off with a “Learning to Become Better Leaders” panel, featuring three Ivey alumni. The day concluded with a speech from Deepak Chopra, former President and CEO of Canada Post.(Left to right) Pat Horgan, Barbara Stymiest, and Jon Hantho, attending this year’s MBA Leadership Day at the Ivey Business School / Photo via ivey.uwo.caThe panelists offered important insights for the budding MBA’s. The panelists talked about the value of building a solid team, taking breaks, being humble, creating a strategy, and maintaining a big-picture perspective.You can learn more about the key advice given to those in attendance at the MBA Leadership Day here. Last Updated Aug 15, 2018 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz RelatedThe Best MBA Clubs in TorontoWhile getting your MBA at a top program is a great goal, if that’s all you do, you’re missing out on a myriad of opportunities to expand your skills and your network. Course work is important, but there’s so much more you need to do to get the most out…March 14, 2016In “Featured Region”Surprising Political Divides, and More – Toronto NewsToronto’s finest business schools have seen some exciting developments this week, including new research from Rotman on the U.S. political divide. Check out some of this week’s highlights below. Like Race and Class, Commute and Homeownership Divide Us – CityLab Richard Florida, Professor at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of…October 31, 2018In “Featured Home”Upcoming Toronto MBA Information SessionsAs the school year comes to a close and summer starts, all of Toronto’s universities are holding MBA information sessions for upcoming MBA candidates. While the events vary in their description, length, and information, they all focus on helping candidates answer their questions about the admission process. If you’re not…May 16, 2016In “Featured Region”
Share this article US Facebook Users Slam Chick-fil-A After Breastfeeding Mother Told to Leave By Zachary Stieber January 15, 2018 Updated: January 15, 2018 Show Discussion QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen click to watch video Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber Recommended Video: President Donald Trump: Year 1 LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON Facebook and other social media users slammed Chick-fil-A after a breastfeeding mother was kicked out of a North Dakota outpost of the popular chain.“Just a heads up, we just went to the soft open of Chick-fil-A West Acres and the owner basically kicked me out for breastfeeding without a cover,” wrote Macy Hornung in a Facebook post that went viral.“The owner came to our table where I was showing no more than the upper portion of my breast, barely more than what was visible in my shirt and asked me to cover. I tried to explain that I couldn’t, because my baby refuses to be covered and she started harping about the children and men who can see my indecency and I need to cover.”Hornung continued, “I said they could practice the simple art of looking away and tried to cite North Dakota breastfeeding laws. She told me if I chose not to cover, then she would have to ask me to leave, so I told her my review would reflect my experience and I would be relaying the experience in every local mommy group.”People responding to the post slammed the decision.“I do not ever plan on eating there. I breast fed all my children. People need to have respect for moms discreetly feeding their babies. Just look away, or move tables,” said one. “I’m sorry momma. I totally know how it is with a cover. And it’s so difficult, especially for newborns still getting the hang of it or those with latch issues. No need to hide what God intended women for!” added another.However, some users suggested that Hornung shouldn’t be mad at being removed from the store.“I do not enjoy it at all when I am eating at one of your restaurants or any other one and a nursing mom is being a nasty person when the people ask her to cover up,” wrote one user.“Good for the owners of Chick Fil A! I don’t want to eat there and see your breast,” added another.In any case, the collective outrage sparked an apology from the Fargo location’s owner, reported Hornung.Kimberly Flamm, the owner, wrote the following public apology: “I would like to publicly apologize to Macy Hornung for the way I handled the situation on Saturday. I ask for your forgiveness on this matter as I learn from it. My goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all of my guests.”From NTD.tv (Photo by Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images) Share
Father of 2 Almost Dies After Biting His Nails By Alan Cheung May 15, 2018 Updated: May 15, 2018 LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON US News Recommended video:How a Traditional Spiritual Practice Changed the Lives of These People QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen click to watch video https://vs.youmaker.com/assets/2018/0515/08e67e27-2576-449d-76f7-c8ce5bfd08cf/video_1080p.mp4 Dr. Steven Simpson from the Sepsis Alliance told BuzzFeed that although antibiotics will kill the bacteria that initially caused the infection, once sepsis sets in, the immune system starts to attack the host’s body, causing a perpetual cycle of inflammation, organ damage, tissue damage, and potentially death.A statistic by the Sepsis Alliance states that in 2014, sepsis costed American hospitals $27 billion annually. About 250,000 Americans die from sepsis each year, according to the CDC. Share Show Discussion Share this article A father of two almost died from sepsis after biting his nails.Luke Hanoman, a 28-year-old UK resident, was biting his nails when he accidentally bit the skin on the side of his nail.Afterwards, he started to feel flu-like symptoms, but didn’t think much of it and continued to go to work despite feeling weird and being unable to focus.“I had cold sweats, I was shaking, and then going hot. And then my finger started swelling up and I had this unbearable throbbing,” said Hanoman, reported by The Sun.His mother checked up on him after he woke up at 2 p.m., since it was unusual for him to wake up so late. She told him that he didn’t look right and called the ambulance. Hanoman was rushed to the emergency ward and upon arrival, he was put on a stretcher and a drip was inserted in his arm.Red lines were found on his body — a common indication that he had an infection that was spreading, coupled with a high temperature.Doctors treated him with antibiotics for four days in July 2017.The staff told him he was lucky to be alive.Antibiotics can treat an infection, but cannot treat sepsis. Infection is the phase when bacteria enters the body, and if the bacteria is left to thrive for a significant period of time, sepsis sets in.
Couple who survived Las Vegas shooting says neighbor fatally shot their therapy dog https://t.co/nIExkso2CC pic.twitter.com/c1emOXnE3b— KATU News (@KATUNews) September 7, 2018 Share this article US News Couple who survived Las Vegas massacre left devastated after ‘neighbor shoots dead emotional support dog’ https://t.co/Yk2aXIuuqD— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) September 7, 2018 LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON A couple who survived the Las Vegas mass shooting said that a neighbor shot their comfort dog that they used to help them cope.Lona and Joseph Johnson were there when gunfire broke out at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in October 2017. Shooter Stephen Paddock was accused of opening fire from his hotel room, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more in the incident. QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen click to watch video Show Discussion Couple Who Survived Las Vegas Massacre Says Comfort Dog Was Killed by Neighbor By Jack Phillips September 7, 2018 Updated: September 7, 2018 “He gave us something to look forward to. I really believe Jax was a big part of our healing, not only for my wife and I, but for our children, who were at home and saw the news and the social media and knew we were shot at. He’s helped us all.”Odin Maxwell, 49, a neighbor of the coupe, was cited for shooting a firearm, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Kevin Hester said.At around 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 2, sheriff’s deputies, the Everson Police Department, Nooksack Tribal Police, and the Humane Society responded to reports of a dog being shot, the report said.An investigation found that no chickens were harmed. Hester said that Maxwell was reckless in how he discharged his firearm, a shotgun.“We’re pretty upset and hurt right now,” Lona told the outlet. “It triggered a lot of PTSD for our family. We’re still trying to deal with what happened in Las Vegas, and then this happened. Everybody who knows us knows how important Jax was to us.”“We cried pretty much all day Sunday, and the kids had a hard time, wanting to come home,” Lona added. “It was hard being home without having Jax around. It was so quiet.”The Johnsons told The Associated Press that they had not had any previous dealings with Maxwell. They said a nephew returned one of Maxwell’s chickens unharmed when it came onto their property days before the incident. Stephen Paddock, believed to be the shooter who killed at least 58 and wounded more than 500 on the night of Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Twitter)No MotiveMeanwhile, on Sept. 5, police in Las Vegas released a new round of records in relation to the Oct. 1 mass shooting. No motive has yet been established.In August, Clark County Sheriff’s officials closed their investigation into the shooting.“The goal of our investigation all along was to provide the public with the clearest picture possible of the events leading up to Oct. 1, as well as motive,” Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters at news conference, reported NPR. “What we have not been able to definitively answer is the ‘Why Stephen Paddock committed this act?’” he said.“There’s been no other gunman identified,” he said. Lombardo said that Paddock was an “unremarkable man” who may have had mental health issues. Share The Johnsons’ dog Jax was shot over the weekend, and their neighbor allegedly told them that the dog was chasing chickens, the Bellingham Herald in Washington state reported. “We heard that dogs are good pets to help with the healing and PTSD and anxiety and all the things that came with that horrible night. We decided on a labradoodle and got Jax, and he was such a blessing,” Joseph said.