Months After Police Shooting Community Members Press for Justice

first_imgThe two men had been living in the same homeless encampment for several months, and Visor said he still suffers from seeing his friend, who was armed with a knife, gunned down just steps away from his tent.Police have said that Gongora Pat was challenging them with a 13-inch kitchen knife moments before they shot Gongora first with non-lethal beanbag rounds and then seven bullets, but that account is disputed by Visor and several other eyewitnesses.The small group of friends and social justice advocates hoped to keep Gongora Pat’s death from being forgotten.“Whether we are five people or 5,000 people, we cannot let this happen – the police killings have to stop,” said Kezia Martinis, a Mission District resident who remembers hearing the shots that killed Gongora Pat. “I’m a black woman in the Bay Area and I have a black 14-year-old son. I cannot keep calm. This affects me.” Martinis said she took the day off from work to participate in the memorial and to show solidarity for the struggle of a group of advocates who are demanding punishment of the officers involved Gongora Pat’s death and a string of other controversial shootings that have rocked the San Francisco Police Department in recent years. “It is our duty to recognize that Luis died because there is complete police impunity,” said community organizer Adriana Camarena.Gongora Pat died just a month after officers involved in the 2014 shooting of Alex Nieto at Bernal Heights Park were found not to have used excessive force by a jury in a civil trial in March. The officers, who fired at least 48 shots at Nieto, a security guard armed with a taser, never faced criminal charges. In May, a police shooting in the Bayview that claimed the life of an unarmed black woman, Jessica Williams, ultimately led to the removal of then-police-chief Greg Suhr. Before that, in December 2015, a video recording of officers fatally shooting Bayview resident Mario Woods, who was armed with a knife, went viral and sparked citywide protests that challenged the police department’s use of force policies.  “From what evidence there is, we know that he was just sitting against that doorway when he was approached, which means he was not a threat at all to the police,” said Camarena, referring to Gongora Pat. “For us, that is criminal.”Camarena and other advocates behind the Justice for Luis Gongora Pat Coalition said that interim Police Chief Toney Chaplin has failed to follow through on his promise for  timely updates on the ongoing criminal investigation.“Through the office of [Mission Supervisor] David Campos, we are trying to follow up on that promise,” said Camarena. Artists are planning to paint a mural honoring Gongora Pat in Clarion Alley, and intend to involve members of Gongora Pat’s family in the design process, said Megan Wilson, director of the Clarion Alley Mural Project. In addition, this year’s Day of the Dead exhibit at SoMarts will feature a commemorative altar to Gongora Pat. Advocates say that these tributes are important steps in pressing the police department and city leaders to serve justice.“These actions, the memorials – it’s important for the city not to forget us,” said Camarena. Family and advocates seeking criminal penalties for the officers who shot Luis Gongora Pat – a 45-year-old homeless man living in the Mission District – gathered at the site of his shooting Wednesday morning to mark the five-month anniversary of his death.“I miss him very much, and I wish that he was still here,” said John Visor, a homeless man who earlier this year came forth as a direct eyewitness to the officer-involved shooting that claimed Gongora Pat’s life within 30 seconds.Visor said that whenever he passes the intersection of 19th and Shotwell streets, where Gongora Pat was killed in April, he sits against a nearby wall – just as his friend and camp mate had done in his final moments – and replays the incident in his head.“I can’t sleep, I hear the gunshots all the time,” he said. 0%center_img Tags: 19th Street • homeless • police • police shooting • shotwell street Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

SAINTS have named their 19man squad for Fridays

first_imgSAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Friday’s First Utility Super League Round Nine game with Hull FC.Morgan Knowles is recalled to the side and could make his third appearance of the season.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:3. Jordan Turner, 6. Travis Burns, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy -Scarsbrook, 15. Greg Richards, 16. Andre Savelio 17. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 19. Theo Fages, 20. Joe Greenwood, 21. Matty Dawson, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell, 28. Morgan Knowles, 29. Ricky Bailey.Lee Radford will choose his Hull FC side from:1. Jamie Shaul, 2. Mahe Fonua, 3. Carlos Tuimavave, 7. Marc Sneyd, 8. Scott Taylor, 9. Danny Houghton, 10. Liam Watts, 11. Gareth Ellis, 12. Mark Minichiello, 14. Iafeta Palea’aesina, 15. Chris Green, 17. Dean Hadley, 19. Steve Michaels, 20. Curtis Naughton, 21. Sika Manu, 22. Josh Bowden, 23. Frank Pritchard, 24. Kirk Yeaman, 30. Danny Washbrook.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be James Child.Ticket details for the game can be found here.last_img read more

STHELENS RFC announces a new and expanded spon

first_imgST.HELENS R.F.C. announces a new and expanded sponsorship deal with Totally Wicked which includes the principal naming rights for the stadium for the next five years.The financial value of the sponsorship contract is the largest in the history of the Club and reflects both the quality of the stadium facility and the brand of St Helens.North West based Totally Wicked’s existing sponsorship of the Club is now in its fourth year, having sponsored the Totally Wicked North Stand since 2013 and been a sponsor of the shirt since 2014.Saints’ existing agreement with developers Langtree expires at the end of this year, at which point the stadium will be renamed the Totally Wicked Stadium. As part of this new and valuable sponsorship deal, Totally Wicked’s logo will continue to be seen on both the home and away shirts in its present form.Saints is committed to supporting fans that wish to switch from smoking to a significantly less harmful alternative (vaping). Fans are therefore allowed to vape within the stadium and this will continue to be the case under this new sponsorship deal.The decision to allow fans to vape within the ground was taken after careful consideration of the very latest government backed evidence which makes clear that vaping does not undermine the smoking ban and that there is no evidence of harm to bystanders from second-hand vapour from e-cigarettes.Speaking about the new partnership Eamonn McManus, Chairman of St.Helens R.F.C. said:“Totally Wicked has been a loyal and valuable supporter and sponsor of Saints for the last four years. For the Club, this new increased sponsorship deal was a natural development of an already established relationship that has been of tremendous benefit to the Club, not just financially, but also in supporting our wider health objectives. It also represents the most financially valuable long term sponsorship in the Club’s history.“The Club plays an active role not only in sport, but also in health and education, and over the last four years of working with Totally Wicked, we have been able to create a supportive and vape friendly atmosphere at the Club. We believe this new deal will further this pioneering work by not only helping to raise awareness yet further of the damage smoking tobacco can do also in deterring people from taking on the habit in the first place.”Fraser Cropper, Managing Director of Totally Wicked, concluded:“We are delighted to further our partnership with Saints and are looking forward to many successful seasons with one of the great clubs of world rugby league.“As a company, we do not see this sponsorship deal as a new venture, but a logical next step in our relationship with Saints. Over the past four years, as sponsor of the North Stand and team shirts, we have worked closely with the club and were delighted to have the opportunity to expand our support.“As a privately owned local business, we understand the importance of a community’s club and it is a privilege and a responsibility which we will cherish and respect to be a part of a club with such heritage. We are confident that we can strengthen the brand and reputation of St Helens even more.“The last four years have been an exciting time for both Saints and Totally Wicked and I and my team very much look forward to the next five years of this relationship and beyond as we continue to develop our relationship with Saints and the wider community.”last_img read more

Academy Reserves

first_imgThe next first team game at the Totally Wicked Stadium is against Hull KR and kicks off at 7:45 pm on Friday 29th March. Tickets are available from the Club Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455052 or by clicking here.last_img

Wilmington Athletic Club demolished for hospital parking

first_imgWAC being demolished (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Demolition on the former Wilmington Athletic Club started this weekend.Back in December of last year the Wilmington Athletic Club closed its doors for good.- Advertisement – Now, the demolition of the WAC building has started for New Hanover Regional Medical Center.Once the building it demolished it will be used for additional parking for hospital employees.last_img

Congrats Cape Fear Garden Club gets state recognition

first_img(Photo: Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc.) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Fresh off a successful Azalea Garden Tour last month, the Cape Fear Garden Club got a surprise today.This morning, the nearly century old club was surprised with a very big honor.- Advertisement – It was announced during the club’s general meeting that it has been given the “Club of the Year” award from the annual convention of the Garden Club of North Carolina.The award was decided April 17 in Chapel Hill.The club also won ten first place awards, seven second place awards, and five third place awards.last_img

Missile museum ready to take off after building repairs

first_imgThe Missiles and More Museum on Topsail Island reopened May 22 after the Assembly Building underwent $150,000 worth of repairs. (Photo: Rebecca Bowen/StarNews) TOPSAIL BEACH, NC (StarNews) — The Missiles and More Museum on Topsail Island reopened on May 22 after the Assembly Building, which is where the museum is housed, underwent $150,000 worth of repairs.According to Edna Smith, president of the Historical Society of Topsail Island, the repairs began in September and included complex and structural repairs to the building’s roof truss system. The historical society, which operates the Assembly Building, realized repairs were needed after an inspection uncovered severe termite damage. Butch Parish, a member of the society’s board of directors, was the project manager for the repairs and enlisted the help of engineers who had experience with the type of construction needed for the building.- Advertisement – Steve Smith, a member of the society’s board of directors, said there are only a few buildings with the kind of ceiling system similar to the Assembly Building, and they were built in the 1940s.Click here to read more from StarNewsOnline.last_img read more

Pender County commissioners school board host joint work session

first_imgPender County Board of Commissioners & Pender County School Board host a joint work session in Burgaw.(Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The future of the historic Penderlea auditorium, and purchasing land for a new school. Those were just some topics discussed at a joint work session between the Pender County Board of Commissioners and the Pender County School Board.Hurricane recovery and after-action plans, economy and budget outlook, and new county water connections to schools were also talked about.- Advertisement – Commission Chair George Brown says the county is closer to obtaining the old Penderlea gym and auditorium, and turning it into a public space.They also discussed the possibility of purchasing land in the Hampstead area for a potential future school.“About half of our taxes in Pender County, our property taxes, actually go to the schools in some way, shape, form or fashion. Whether it’s to pay for property, or needs for the schools, or teacher supplements, or whatever,” Brown said. “So I think it’s important that the two boards have a good relationship and understand the problems we are both facing.”Related Article: How to be eligible for continued FEMA rental assistanceAlso discussed was artificial turf versus grass on athletic fields, buying radios and repeaters for the schools, and more.last_img read more

Wilmington man meets paramedics who saved his life hours before hurricane

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Imagine getting ready for a hurricane and then suddenly seeing your life flash before your eyes. That’s what happened to Eric and Mimi Marquis.On Thursday, they said “thank you” to the first responders who saved Eric’s life.- Advertisement – “It’s not something I’d thought about a lot before,” Eric said. “I’ve always respected the people that do this kind of work. But now every time I hear a siren, I stop and think about it.”Not too long ago, that siren was for him. Eric will never forget the day his life almost came to an end.“When I turned around to ask him, I said, ‘What condition was he in when you guys got there?’ He goes, ‘Oh, he was dead,’” Mimi said.Related Article: NHRMC stations AirLink helicopter at Novant HealthJust hours before Hurricane Florence made landfall, Mimi found her husband unconscious in their living room. He had suffered a heart attack.In a matter of minutes, paramedics were on scene and ultimately saved Eric’s life.“The presenting rhythm this patient particularly had, we have about a 50 percent success rate walking out of the hospital neurologically intact,” Paramedic Chris Grace Jr. said.Now more than seven months later, there were nothing but happy tears at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.The couple met the paramedics for the first time since Eric’s heart attack.“If not for them, he wouldn’t be here,” Mimi said. “Very, very grateful for everything.”The gratitude means even more to these first responders.“We don’t do this job for the pat on the back, but it is nice to meet somebody who we were able to help,” Grace said. “Especially, in probably the worst time of his life.”Grace says they never stopped thinking about Eric, and Eric will never stop thinking about them either.“I have nothing but love in my heart for all the people that took care of me,” Eric said.Eric spent five weeks in the hospital. He says he has been doing well ever since he was released.The couple really wanted to thank the 911 dispatcher who helped keep Mimi calm, but unfortunately, she no longer works with New Hanover County.The couple also says they are so thankful for all the staff at the hospital for their dedication during that time.last_img read more

Pet Pals Energetic 4yearold Terrior Jack Russel mix looking for a home

first_imgNEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — This weeks Pet Pal is a busy, fun loving and inquisitive dog looking for a fun home to join.Shelter staff describe her as a pup who enjoys long walks on the beach and exploring the beauties of nature. She is high-spirited, but at the end of the day she will always curl up by your side.- Advertisement – If you’re interested in meeting him, head to New Hanover County Animal Services at 180 Division Drive in Wilmington. They’re open weekdays from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to Noon.New Hanover County residents can adopt for $70.last_img

High electricity and water bills we need to stop the robbery –

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Maltese and Gozitan families are having money stolen from them to pay for bigger electricity and water bills, the Nationalist Party have said.They state that the government’s own report on the state of utility bills, expects prices to rise again after the existing gas agreements terminate. This PN says goes against the promise the government made in 2013.The PN says that they want to end the robbery.Speaking on the topic, Deputy Chief of the PN, David Agius said the government was riding the message of reducing electricity and water bills linked to the new power stations but international gas prices were actually cheaper.Agius pointed to the social media discussions about the rising bills which even included homes with social panels. He stated that the PN received hundreds of water bills from people, some with errors with rates at around €600 over one year.MEP candidate Michael Briguglio said that the PN is presenting proposals to make a positive difference in people’s lives. He said that the PN has already issued concrete proposals for strengthening environmental sustainability and in the coming weeks will continue to bring more concrete proposals for environmental protection. This will include making the energy sector sustainable and environmentally friendly.You can read the full story here in Maltese.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

Microsoft set to preview Windows 9 on 30 September

first_imgAdvertisement Software giant Microsoft is expected to unveil Windows 9 at a press event in San Francisco on 30 September.This is after the company rolling out event invites which was asking for invitees to join them to hear what’s next for Windows and the enterprise.The event will be headed by Microsoft Corporate Vice President (Operating Systems Group at Microsoft), Joe Belfiore, and Executive Vice President of Operating Systems, Terry Myerson. – Advertisement – The event is expected to see the release of the Technical Preview version of Windows 9 with a completely redesigned Start menu, virtual desktops feature, and a revamped Notification Center alongside improved and flattened icons.The public version of Windows 9 is not expected to see the day of light until sometime in April 2015, though avid fans of Windows and developers alike will get a glimpse of the future desktop operating system at the event on 30 September.Recently leaked screenshots and videos of Windows Technical Preview also hint at the probable features coming to Windows 9.Microsoft is expected to unify Windows Phone and Desktop UI experience with a completely revamped interface wherein the Metro UI will dominate the tablets with fewer traditional desktop elements, while Desktop computers will see more of traditional desktop UI elements and fewer Metro UI.Source: IBM Timeslast_img read more


first_imgInterview: NATHAN HORROCKS Raised in Kenya by his father Alan Horrocks, Nathan sat on his first horse at 16, rode 60 jump winners whilst based with Nicky Hammond, rode Attraction, Shamardal and Double Trigger at home, before doing the same with Many Clouds and then winning an international award with a film about the 2015 Grand National Winner. He also created the successful Equine Productions in 2013.NATHAN HORROCKS (part 1 of 3)In Part One filmmaker Nathan Horrocks tells us about how he ended up riding Many Clouds from the age of five, and the story behind the scenes of the Many Clouds documentary. We also discuss his early experiences with the jockey cam, including safety improvements that have been made since the kit’s creation. He also recalls the creation of Equine Productions in 2013.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>NATHAN HORROCKS (part 2 of 3)In Part Two, Nathan describes how his father Alan inspired him into race riding through a childhood filled with travel, the buzz of his first winner, and the pitfalls of professional jockeyship. He also recounts his time at Middleham, when working with a legendary crop of horses for Mark Johnson, including Attraction and Double Trigger.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>NATHAN HORROCKS (part 3 of 3)In the final part of the interview, Nathan describes his artistic influences away from the track, the new opportunities generated for him by the emergence of video editing software and then the emergence of the internet. We discuss the inspiration that he took from American director Stacey Peralta, the importance of realism in Racing Production, what other horses he’d have liked to film through their lives, and what he’d change in racing given the chance.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

Business And The Blockchain Event To Explore New Business Technology At Rice

first_img “Business And The Blockchain,” a weekend long event at the Rice University – Jones Graduate School of Business, will explore a revolutionary technology that is changing the business world.The event, which takes place at the end of April at Rice University, will invite a host of professional speakers from a variety of industries to explore the topic of “Business And The Blockchain.” Companies like BNY Mellon, IBM and Microsoft will be represented at the conference, among many others. The conference will be centered around exploring the blockchain, a new secure way of distributing data that is revolutionizing how business is and can be done. In addition to each speaker discussing the way the blockchain is being utilized by their company, there will also be breakout sessions that will allow attendees to ask questions of the speakers. Tickets to the event will include lunch for the weekend as well as networking opportunities. The event is available to current students, Rice alumni and community members.“Business And The Blockchain” is just one among many events the Jones Graduate School of Business offers. In April and May alone, Rice will offer a tremendous variety of events ranging from an Accounting Seminar & Conference to a wine tasting competition for Rice Business students. There are also a number of events which can help prospective MBAs learn about and prepare for the process of applying to a Rice MBA program. From Rice MBA Admissions 101 to a Rice MBA Lunch and Learn, attending the events can help prospective students to forge connections, ease anxiety about the admissions process, and make informed choices about their future. Business And The Blockchain Event To Explore New Business Technology At Rice regions: Houston Last Updated Apr 26, 2017 by Alanna ShafferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer RelatedColumbia Conference Offers Sneak Peek at Future of FintechColumbia Business School announced its Frontiers of Digital Finance conference, sponsored by Deloitte, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs, and organized in part by Columbia’s FinTech Club. The full-day conference wrangles nearly 250 senior executives, investors, panelists and Columbia alumni to explore major themes within the fintech industry, including p2p lending, risk…April 7, 2017In “Featured Region”The Cambridge Judge MBA Finance ApproachAccording to U.S. News & World Report, a career as a financial manager is the third hottest job for a graduating MBA student in 2017, while a career in accounting ranks number one. Indeed, finance careers pay well, offer robust job growth, low unemployment rates and the opportunity for MBAs to…July 19, 2017In “Advice”Georgetown McDonough Offers New FinTech ElectiveStarting in spring 2018, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will offer a new elective course focused on fintech and blockchain. Specifically, FINC 258 will go into depth about how these technologies are disrupting financial systems and impacting business. The course has been designed to help students develop an understanding of the…December 15, 2017In “Featured Home”last_img read more

Finding the Best Toronto Executive MBA Programs

first_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini After all courses are completed, participants receive a certificate of completion. There are no prerequisite requirements to enroll in this program, which runs during the fall and spring.Meanwhile, the DeGroote’s Executive MBA in Digital Transformation is the first EMBA in the world focused on managing digital systems, and using those systems to make data-driven decisions, lead complex and diverse teams in digital environments and recruit exciting new talent. The program is divided into four residential modules held in Canada and Silicon Valley. Students will study core EMBA topics such as finance, marketing and strategy, while also learning technical data science and business analytics content. With the help of leading industry experts from TheScore, CIBC, IBM and SAS, students will be able to broaden their technical and managerial knowledge while deepening their strategic thinking skills and leadership capabilities.Ivey Business School – Western University CanadaWhile the School of Business Administration was established at Western University in 1950, the university took the Ivey School of Business name officially in 1995. Today, the school offers a full-time MBA and Executive MBA program. Ivey School of Business is AACSB accredited and was ranked as the best international full-time MBA by Bloomberg in 2015.The Ivey Executive MBA program is split into three terms spread out over 15 months. Each term has a number of themes associated, including:Decision-makingAccountabilityGovernanceIntegrating across the enterpriseBalancing stakeholder interestsCrossing bordersCollaborative strategies. An MBA offers immeasurable help if you’re trying to climb the oft-mentioned corporate ladder. But what about getting right to the top? Executive MBA programs are tailor-made for reaching that higher-than-high career point, but how do you know which one may be right for you? We’ve outlined some of the best Toronto Executive MBA programs to help.Many EMBA students have been identified as potential leaders at their companies. Some employers may allow students to pursue their education while still being fully-employed, and many employers will even pay for the degree. EMBA classes are typically offered on weekends, ensuring that those enrolled in these programs don’t miss much, if any, work. If you want to break into the C-suite, gather strategic insights for your organization or meet a network of other professionals, an EMBA program may be the right option for you. Here’s some background on the EMBA offerings in the Toronto metro.DeGroote School of Business – McMaster UniversityFounded in 1887 in Toronto, McMaster University is one of four Canadian schools ranked among the world’s top 100. The MBA program was established in 1962, offered by the university’s DeGroote School of Business. The business school currently offers a 16-month full-time MBA degree, a co-op MBA and an eight-month accelerated degree for students with an undergraduate degree in business. As far as Executive MBA offerings go, McMaster features an executive management program and an Executive MBA in Digital Transformation.The school’s Executive Education MBA offers professional development for middle to senior-level managers, comprised of courses designed to take an in-depth look at strategic planning, organizational change management, leadership, performance management and finance. The flexible program gives students the option of choosing a single course, or a package of three or five courses and recently added three streams of specialization to the program:Leadership developmentHigh-impact coachingStrategic management. Last Updated Jul 25, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Finding the Best Toronto Executive MBA Programscenter_img regions: Toronto Each of the three terms begins with a one-week residential module at the Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre in London, Ontario. The remainder of the class modules take place at the Tangerine Leadership Center in downtown Toronto. Students can also take part in an international trip while completing their degree.Rotman School of Management – University of TorontoConsistently ranked as one of the premiere business schools in Canada, the Rotman School of Management offers a variety of MBA formats, including a full-time, part-time morning and evening MBA, a one-year Executive MBA program and an 18-month Global Executive MBA.Rotman’s EMBA program minimizes time away from work, with classes on Friday and Saturday every other week plus four one-week residential modules. The one year program incorporates self and team-development planning with strategy, and uses acceleration and applied-learning methods to ensure students are putting their education to practice.Meanwhile, the Omnium Global Executive MBA is a global leadership program that focuses on increasing leadership competency and accelerating global professional performance. The innovative program offers mid to senior-level executives from all over the world the opportunity to travel to international cities on four continents while studying emerging markets. Students live and work in their home countries and meet together six times over 18 months.Schulich School of Business – York UniversityKnown as “Canada’s Global Business School,” the Schulich School of Business currently offers 19 specializations at the Master’s level and offer part-time and accelerated degree options, and is fully accredited with AICTE (India), AMBA (UK), EQUIS (Europe) and OCGS (Ontario). Schulich business students can earn a number of graduate degrees including a full-time and part-time MBA, Executive MBA, MPA, MAcc, MF, MBA/JD, MS, MBA/MS and Ph.D.The very competitive and critically acclaimed Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA in Toronto is in partnership with the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management global network of EMBA programs, which has locations in the U.S., Germany, Israel, China and Canada.Classes meet every third weekend over a period of 18 months, which minimizes time away from work and maximizes in-class learning. The program also features a Global Strategy Project capstone project that requires an overseas trip to an emerging market for experiential learning. The program begins in January and ends June of the following year. RelatedIn Search Of The Best Boston Executive MBA ProgramsAre you a working professional in the Boston metro who wants to really start climbing the corporate ladder? Do you have significant managerial experience, and think you’re ready to take the next step and assume a leading role in your organizations. Then a Boston Executive MBA (EMBA) may be what you’re…June 26, 2017In “Featured Home”Which MBA Program Is Right for You: Full-time, Part-time, or Executive?When it comes to your MBA program, there are a variety of options available to you. Not only do you need to choose the correct school, but also selecting the right program within the school is just as important. There are a few standard MBA program formats: full-time, part-time, and…October 15, 2015In “Advice”MBA vs EMBAIf you’re ready to earn an MBA, the many options available can make your head spin. Two of the most common programs are the full-time MBA and the Executive MBA (EMBA), many of which are available at the same universities. When considering an MBA vs EMBA, which program comes out on top?…September 28, 2015In “Advice”last_img read more

Georgetown McDonough MBAs Launch HoyAnalytics Club

first_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini regions: Washington, DC A group of Evening MBA students at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business recently launched HoyAnalytics—a student organization focusing on statistics and data analytics. Though the club is is pending official sponsorship by the MBA Program Office, it has drawn a lot of interest in the McDonough School of Business.According to the McDonough School, HoyAlytics is the first club organized by Evening MBA students. The organization’s board is made up of both full-time and Evening program students, and was created with unifying the two MBA programs in mind.But the organization’s two main objectives are to create a community for those interested in statistics and analytics, as well as help those who are not already data-savvy gain quantitative skills. As statistics and analytics have become prevalent in more and more industries, HoyAlytics hopes to prepare MBAs for their careers. “The club is on the cutting edge,” said Kenny Tan (MBA’19), one of the HoyAlytics founders. “Students are taking it in their own hands to make things happen.”According to McDonough, the club recently held a free Excel workshop with nearly 40 full-time and Evening MBA students in attendance, and plans to continue holding workshops to teach different skills and software, such as Tableau, SAS, R, and SQL, as well as inviting guest speakers.Student organizations and clubs generally provide great networking and professional benefits, such as access to industry leaders, professional development opportunities and the ability to make a real impact. A U.S. News & World Report list describes the following as reasons why it’s a good decision to get involved in a club in college:It allows students to become connected to their schoolIt helps them build communityIt allows them to discover their passions and strengthsIt’s a résumé builderSometimes, busier people do betterUtilize your school’s resourcesCheck out some of the coolest MBA clubs and student organization’s in the Washington DC Metro here. Last Updated Nov 29, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img RelatedGeorgetown Launches New MBA Certificate in Consumer Analytics and InsightsIn response to overwhelming demand by students and recruiters, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business launched a new MBA Certificate in Consumer Analytics and Insights. The certificate delves deep into marketing data and analytics to provide MBA students with the necessary skills needed to drill down into consumer behavior and…April 11, 2018In “Featured Home”Georgetown McDonough MBA Admissions Answers 5 QuestionsIn our latest installment of the MetroMBA “5 Questions” series, we speak with Shelly Heinrich, Associate Dean, MBA Admissions and Director of Marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. She was kind enough to respond to our questions and share insight into what it’s like to attend McDonough for…December 11, 2018In “5 Questions”What Georgetown McDonough MBA Students Learn Outside the ClassroomWhat do Colin Powell, an Indiana dairy farm, the DC Department of Public Works, and a triathalon have in common? They are all part of the fabric that comprises life outside of the classroom for MBA students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Sure, it makes sense to judge a…October 19, 2017In “Featured Home” Georgetown McDonough MBAs Launch HoyAnalytics Clublast_img read more

What are the Fastest MBA Programs in Boston

first_imgWhat are the Fastest MBA Programs in Boston? regions: Boston Last Updated May 1, 2018 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedWhat Chicago MBAs Can You Earn the Fastest?Here’s a lesson everyone learns well before ever stepping foot into business school: time is money. Some students want to complete their MBA coursework as quickly and efficiently as possible. That’s where accelerated MBA programs come into play: in only 12 months, those who earn an accelerated MBA reenter the…March 8, 2018In “Chicago”What Are the Fastest MBAs You Can Earn in San Francisco?Earning an MBA is one of the fastest ways for up-and-coming business leaders to get a jump start on their professional career. And in metros like San Francisco, one of the country’s biggest hubs for startups and entrepreneurship, moving fast enough to get in on the ground level may open…June 11, 2018In “Featured Region”The Fastest California MBA ProgramsEarning an MBA in no simple task, and takes commitment on several levels. Of course there’s the financial commitment and, for those in part-time programs, there’s also a work commitment. There’s also a large time commitment involved—prospective MBAs must sink time into studying, attending class, immersion courses, case competitions, and…July 11, 2018In “Featured Home”center_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini Some students want to complete their MBA coursework as quickly and efficiently as possible—time is money after all!However, most full-time MBA programs take at least 2 years to complete. Enter the Accelerated MBA—special programs designed for students who have clear ideas for what they want to do after graduation, as well as those who already have a strong base in business.The Boston metro is home to several MBA programs that be completed in less than two years time. Let’s take a look. The Fastest Boston MBA ProgramsBabson College One-Year MBA ProgramStudents applying for Babson’s One-Year MBA must have completed an undergraduate degree in business or economics, or have completed prerequisite business courses. Exceptions are also made for candidates with extensive work experience. Students accepted into the program are placed into classes with second-year MBA students in the two-year MBA program.One-Year students begin in May with a core curriculum focusing on entrepreneurship strategy, leadership, and decision-making, before completing 24 credits worth of elective courses. One-Year MBA students may also choose to pursue a concentration, such as business analytics, entrepreneurship, finance, global management and marketing.Tuition costs for the Babson College One-Year MBA program are $80,167. Additonal costs include: housing ($16,860), food expenses ($7,487), books and supplies ($2,856), transportation ($2,507), and personal expenses ($3,534). Merit scholarships are available to the most highly qualified full-time students.MIT Sloan Fellows ProgramThe MIT Sloan Fellows program is a year-long, full-time executive MBA program. On average, Fellows accrued 14 years of work experience before enrolling into the program, and average around 38 years of age.The MIT Sloan Fellows curriculum places a heavy emphasis on leadership training and gaining a global business perspective, and is broken up into four components: There are two orientation periods in April and June that students are strongly encouraged to attend, followed by three academic terms in the summer, fall, and spring.Along with normal coursework, all Fellows take part in in Sloan’s Independent Activities Period (IAP), a four-week term in January that allows Sloan Fellows to take a more diverse range of classes than during the rest of the year. The program’s capstones are two study trips taken during the spring term: one to New York and one to Washington DC and selected international locations.Tuition for the MIT Sloan Fellows program is $131,500. This includes the cost of the international study trip and the cost of lodging for the domestic study trips. Should also plan on specing $7,000 for class supplies such as a computer and $38,000 for housing over the course of the year.Suffolk University MBA ProgramsSuffolk’s MBA offerings are a little different: The Suffolk University MBA program can be completed in as little as 10 months, depending on the number of courses a student is eligible to waive. Classes can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis, and they can begin the program during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. This makes for a very flexible program.All eight of the program’s core courses can be waived. To do so, students must successfully complete equivalent academic coursework at the undergraduate or graduate level within the seven years prior to MBA matriculation, and receive a mark of “B” or better. A proficiency exam can also be taken during the first semester in order to have a course waived. A student’s waiver request will be considered once they have been accepted, and qualifying courses will be waived during their first semester. However, all MBA students must complete a minimum of 34 credits in the Sawyer Business School.Suffolk boasts 12 different MBA concentrations, including entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare administration, business intelligence, international business, nonprofit management, taxation and supply chain management. Students who know which area they want to work in can also enroll in one of Suffolk’s specialized MBA degrees, like the MBA/Health, MBA/Nonprofit, and MBA joint degree programs in finance, accounting, taxation, and law. Sawyer Business School offers a number of accelerated scheduling options for students who are attorneys, CPAs or Berklee Music School Music Management graduates.The school’s Global MBA can be also completed in 12-15 months of full-time study. Full-time students may enroll in the Global MBA program in September or January.last_img read more

The End of NonCompete Clauses and More – Toronto News

first_img RelatedPick Your City: Should You Get an MBA in Toronto or Vancouver?Should you get an MBA in Toronto or Vancouver? What are the benefits of each city, how much will each location cost, what can you expect in terms of job opportunities, and what MBA programs are available? At a glance, the two Canadian cities are very comparable, offering similar big-city…June 13, 2019In “Featured Home”Top International/Global Business MBAs in TorontoToday’s economy is more globalized than ever, so to prepare the next wave of business leaders to take on the new challenges this economy can create, more top business schools are offering international or global MBA programs. Students enrolled in international or global MBA programs master global issues through specialized…March 27, 2017In “Featured Region”The Top Toronto Marketing MBA ProgramsAccording to the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of North America’s fastest-growing economic regions. The metropolitan area covers more than 7,000 square kilometers and consists of 25 municipalities and four regions with a total population of over 6 million. Toronto features a workforce of…February 9, 2017In “Featured Home” Last Updated Jul 30, 2018 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail regions: Toronto About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz center_img Representatives from some of Toronto’s strongest business schools have made many contributions to help better their communities this week. Check out some best stories from the week.Restaurant Brands International to Review ‘No-Poach’ Franchise Agreements – Vancouver CourierRestaurant Brands International, one of the largest global quick service restaurant companies, indicated that it may be re-thinking the ‘no-poach’ clause in employee contracts. ‘No-poach’ clauses (also known as non-compete clauses) prevent employees from one franchise location from moving to different competing franchise location within the same chain. Experts, including Maurice Mazerolle, Associate Professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, believe the clause prevents wage growth for people working in this field.Restaurant Brands International, which operates Canadian-mega chain Tim Horton’s, may be ditching its “no-poach” clause for its employees.“In theory, in a tight labour market it basically means you’re not going to be able to bid up wages to compete for those experience workers,” Mazerolle said in an interview with the Vancouver Courier.Restaurant Brands International owns Canada staple Tim Hortons, as well as Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, with franchises in the U.S. and Canada. Representatives from the fast-food giant have said that they will be consulting their franchisee advisory boards to discuss changing the ‘no-poach’ clause in employee contracts. You can read more about ‘no-poach’ franchise agreements here.Medicine by Design and Creative Destruction Lab Partner to Accelerate the Commercialization of World-Class Research in Regenerative Medicine – Medicine by DesignCreative Destruction Lab (CDL), a seed-stage program for science and tech companies that was launched University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management in 2012, has partnered with Medicine by Design to support the monetization of and nationwide access to regenerative medicine. CDL Executive Director Sonia Sennik said:“The Creative Destruction Lab has a strong history of supporting health-based companies, and we are very excited to deepen this area of focus through our Health Stream. By partnering with Medicine by Design, we can expand a successful model to include companies on the cutting edge of cell therapy and regenerative medicine.”Medicine by Design’s regenerative medicine initiative perfectly complements the CDL’s commitment to providing resources for health innovators. The CDL has locations in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal, Halifax, and New York City.Read more about the partnership here.Recycling Provides Manufacturers With Economic Advantages, Study Say – Indiana UniversityGal Raz, associate professor at Western University Canada’s Ivey Business School, and Gilvan C. Souza, professor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, co-authored a study that appeared in Production and Operations Management. In the study, “Recycling As A Strategic Supply Source,” the researchers investigated how recycling could provide lucrative resources for companies in today’s changing supply market. The researchers found that recycling can prove to be a wise fiscal decision for companies in the metal cutting tool and inserts industry.“Because you become your own supplier—you sell your products and you collect them and you recycle them—it gives you your own source of raw materials,” Souza said. The professors’ research showed that recycling can protect companies from changes in the market. According to Souza, recycling “insulates you from the volatility of the market, at least partially. You’re still buying some portion of your raw materials from the commodity market, which is volatile, but if that’s a smaller and smaller portion, then that’s a significant benefit.”Read more about the recycling study here. The End of Non-Compete Clauses, and More – Toronto Newslast_img read more

Hackers Delete 30 Million Files From California Transit System Demand 1 Bitcoin

first_imgSac RT hit by ‘cyber ransom attack’ over weekend— CBS Sacramento CBS13 (@CBSSacramento) November 20, 2017 And while you’re here … We have a small favor to ask of you. More people are reading NTD TV than ever, but ad revenues are plummeting across media websites. If you can, please share this article on Facebook so you can help NTD. It takes less than a minute. Thank you very much! Hackers Delete 30 Million Files From California Transit System, Demand 1 Bitcoin By Jack Phillips November 21, 2017 Updated: November 25, 2017  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   A regional transit system in California was imperiled by a hacker—or hackers—who deleted 30 million files and took the computer systems down.The attack forced Sacramento Regional Transit to halt its operating systems that take credit card payments and assign buses and trains to routes, CBS Sacramento reported.“We actually had the hackers get into our system, and systematically start erasing programs and data,” Deputy General Manager Mark Lonergan. Officials have alerted federal agencies.The hacker demanded a ransom in bitcoin, leaving a message on the website: “I’m sorry to modify the home page, I’m good hacker, I just want to help you fix these vulnerability (sic).” Show Discussion Hackers attack Sacramento transit system and demand $8,000 ransom— Ed Fletcher (@NewsFletch) November 20, 2017 US News center_img Share this article SacRT said that it managed to get through the hacking without a significant slowdown for riders. No customer or employee identities were compromised, it said.On Sunday morning it also said, “Hello, I will always attack your website, we are hackers. we can do everything. Pay us now to stop attacking,” the Sacramento Bee reported.SacRT didn’t respond to the demand of one bitcoin, which is worth about $8,000.“We caught it early (Sunday) morning,” chief operating officer Mark Lonergan told the newspaper. “We took all our systems offline” and determined what data had been erased. “We are restoring everything now and bringing it up online.”The agency was able to trace how the hackers entered the system, he said. “That is how we know no data exited,” he said. “This was about destruction.”They’ll bring in an outside expert “to review our vulnerabilities and make this less likely to happen again,” Lonergan said. A student from an engineering school attends the first edition of the Steria Hacking Challenge., in Meudon, west of Paris, on March 16, 2013. (Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images) Hackers attack Sacramento transit system and demand $8000 ransom – Sacramento Bee— Trevor Kennedy (@trevorkennedy) November 21, 2017 Share Hackers Tried To Extort Money From Sacramento Transit System With #Ransomware Attack— 910 Intel Unit (@910_Intel_Unit) November 21, 2017last_img read more

Sketch Released of Gunman Sought in Murder of George HW Bushs Former

first_img Authorities have released a sketch of a suspect wanted for the fatal shooting of a former doctor who once treated President George H.W. Bush.Dr. Mark Hausknecht, 65, was shot at least twice on the morning of July 20 by a man who was riding a bicycle, police officers said. Hausknecht, a renowned cardiologist, was also on a bike.Witnesses told the police that the suspect was white or Hispanic, male, around 30 years old, clean shaven, about 5 foot 10 inches tall, with a slender build.He was wearing a tan baseball cap, sunglasses, a gray jacket, and khaki shorts at the time of the murder, police said.Houston Police said the shooting happened in front of a hotel at 6600 Main Street in Houston.“This is a crime that doesn’t make sense,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said July 21, reported the Houston Chronicle. “We don’t even have a motive yet.” Share Show Discussion Share this article This 4th (and last) photo is moments after the shooting as the suspect heads west on Southgate Blvd toward Travis St. These are the only images available for release at this time. Media partners: No other information, but we will provide any & all updates here. #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 23, 2018 US News UPDATE#3: Road traveled: These still photos show Dr. Hausknecht (in green) & the suspect (in red). The Dr. is headed north at 6700 Main & crossing into the W Holcombe Blvd intersect. 2nd & 3rd photos are suspect behind the Dr. The shooting happened moments later, one block away.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) July 23, 2018  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Investigators said they’d tracked down some surveillance footage from the area that captured images before and after the shooting but that the public should help by submitting more.“We’re still hopeful that the community in his neighborhood and on his path to work will all look through their home cameras and business video and review them to see if they see the doctor riding to work, and if they see anyone following him,” Acevedo said.“The more eyes we have on video cameras, the greater the chances are that we will capture additional evidence.”Former President George H.W. Bush praised the doctor and offered condolences for his family.“Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a good man,” Bush said in a statement. “I will always be grateful for his exceptional, compassionate care. His family is in our prayers.”Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s Homicide Division at 713-308-3600. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect.From Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber A sketch of the suspect in the murder of Dr. Mark Hausknecht. (Houston Police Department) Sketch Released of Gunman Sought in Murder of George H.W. Bush’s Former Doctor By Zachary Stieber July 23, 2018 Updated: July 24, 2018last_img read more