first_imgA Mission District-based non-profit housing developer and its partner have won the rights to develop up to 89 units of affordable housing at the corner of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, the city announced on Thursday.The site’s developers, however, said the 89-unit count was a maximum and could be lowered if too much time or costs is added to the project by pursuing more units.The Mission Housing Development Corporation and Bridge Housing were picked by officials at the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development to build an eight-story complex at 490 South Van Ness Ave., a city-owned lot two blocks from the 16th Street BART Station.The non-profit pair will build 24 percent more units than were permitted for the site after city officials requested that bidders maximize their unit count. The partnership at 490 South Van Ness will did so by removing a parking garage and adding one story to the building. The project will be affordable to those making up to 60 percent of area median income, or $58,150 for a family of three. In line with city’s policy to prioritize homeless housing, 30 percent of the units will be reserved for formerly homeless families making up to 30 percent of area median income or $29,100 for a family of three.The city’s neighborhood preference policy will ensure that 40 percent of the units go to residents of District 9 or those who live within a mile of the project.“I’m really excited,” said Sam Moss, the executive director of Mission Housing. “I believe 16th and South Van Ness having 100 percent affordable family units will really activate that entire corner, and it’s something that I think that area has needed for a really long time.”The 490 South Van Ness site was slated to become 72 units of market-rate housing but was purchased by the city last year for $18.5 million. Not including land acquisition, the total project cost is estimated to be $45 million, said Teresa Yanga, director of housing development at the Mayor’s Office of Housing.Funding will come from a combination of city, state, and private sources, with some $10 million from San Francisco coffers, she said. That puts the city’s contribution at about $28.5 million.As planned, it will rise to eight stories and break through the 68-foot height limit on the lot using the city’s density bonus for fully affordable housing projects. If the pursuit of the additional story is prohibitive in terms of cost and development time, Moss said it may be dropped.The ground-floor space will be used by non-profits like Instituto Familiar de la Raza and Poder for programming, Moss said. In line with new affordable development in the city, and given its proximity to transit, it will have no parking on-site.The area around the 16th Street BART Station is home to both low-income residents in single-room occupancy hotels and tenants in high-end condos. Two tech shuttle stops are on the same block as the project site, and homeless encampments line the streets just a couple blocks away.New developments coming to the area promise to transform it in the next few years. A 380-unit market-rate project two blocks away that has for years been opposed by activists recently restarted, and a handful of smaller developments are planned for the northern part of Mission Street.The area will also get most of the affordable housing units planned for the neighborhood. Three fully affordable housing projects will be built within a two-block radius of the project, bringing in over 500 below-market-rate units — 127 units at 2060 Folsom St., 140 units at 1990 Folsom St., and 157 units at 1950 Mission St.Those are part of seven affordable projects that would bring some 750 below-market-rate units total to the Mission District in the next few years.If all are approved, the area north of 16th Street will see at least six buildings rising to eight stories or more, four of them affordable. The 490 South Van Ness project is the second project awarded to Mission Housing and its partners in the neighborhood in the last 15 months and the third city-wide. The organization won the rights to build the 1950 Mission site in 2015 and another 90 units in Balboa Park in October. That comes after a decade of not building housing and is a boon for the non-profit developer, which manages 1,600 units in 38 buildings in San Francisco. It has competed with the Mission Economic Development Agency, a newcomer to affordable housing development, for other projects in the neighborhood, three of which MEDA has won.Moss, for his part, was ebullient about the upcoming affordable housing projects planned for the neighborhood.“We can start pointing to some hope for the residents of the Mission and the low-income working class tenants of this city that we are finally building a significant amount of units,” he said. “We’re working on some, MEDA’s building some. The whole Mission community is coming together.” 0%center_img Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

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first_img “Wonder” is also a book that the students read. The story is about a boy born with a facial deformity who is mercilessly bullied at school.“It’s just a really good way for us to teach our children about bullying and how it’s not okay. And also how it does affect people their age and things like that,” Kirbe Northam said.Each morning, Northam and Frantz teach a lesson to reinforce the problems with bullying and encourage discussion among the students.Related Article: 6-year-old boy made up story of beating by bullies, police say“They get a lot of those lessons first thing in the morning. They’re able to apply throughout their day and reflect back on. We’ll be in math and something will be said and the kids will be like ‘oh my goodness, that reminds me of this situation in Wonder’ and it’s just- it’s amazing what these kids have done with this book,” Northam said.“Being able to connect connect and just seeing how the students feel comfortable enough to share that stuff with not only me but their other 25 other classmates in their class is really amazing,” Frantz said.Both teachers will take their fourth grade classes to see the movie adaptation of “Wonder” this Saturday at the Pointe at Barclays as a bonus lesson outside of the classroom. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Bullying is an age old problem. Teachers like Kirbe Northam and Kelsey Frantz at Murrayville Elementary are trying to make it a thing of the past. Both say they were bullied as kids and they see the problem continue today.“We were talking about a novel that we wanted to read with our students. What would be influential to them? What would impact them and then we saw that the movie ‘Wonder’ was coming out,” Kelsey Frantz said.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_img It happened in November on Paddlewheel Trail in Supply.According to an affidavit, a witness told investigators he saw a white Jeep Cherokee drive down the road, turn off its lights, and park on the side of the street. The witness saw the man get out of the car and walk toward Robinson’s house. A few minutes later, he heard a gunshot. The witness saw the man walk back toward the Jeep, place a long gun in the back seat of the vehicle, get in the driver’s seat and drive off.That corroborates a 911 call made the night of the shooting.Related Article: Huffman, Loughlin briefly appear in court for college scamDeputies arrived and found Robinson shot in the lower abdomen. He was pronounced dead before he arrived at Brunswick Novant.According to documents, the woman listed as Robinson’s next-of-kin told investigators she had dated Robinson for more than a decade. When asked if she knew who drove a white Jeep Cherokee, she said she did and told them Jeff Carlyle, known as “Queenie,” drove a Jeep.She told investigators when she saw Carlyle in August, he commented about not seeing Robinson with her recently, referred to him as a “son of a b****” and accused Robinson of having an affair with his wife.The woman told investigators she spoke with Robinson about her conversation with Carlyle and he denied the allegations. The woman told investigators Robinson told her that Carlyle also left him threatening voicemails.Investigators found Carlyle’s jeep on Seccession Drive in Supply. In the affidavit, detectives say Carlyle voluntarily came to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office where they read him his Miranda rights and he agreed to speak without an attorney.Carlyle admitted to shooting Robinson and said he had been thinking about it for a month or two, and his declining health pushed him over the edge to move forward with his plan. He told investigators he took his shotgun and some bird shot, then drove to Arrow Wood Trail, parked on the road, and walked toward Robinson’s home. He told investigators he checked the front door, which was secured. Robinson opened the door, asked Carlyle “what’s up buddy” to which he replied “I got something for you.”Robinson asked “what do you have for me” and Carlyle replied “that” and shot Robinson.Carlyle then told investigators, “I shot him. I enjoyed it. I damn sure did.”Investigators also searched Carlyle and Robinson’s home.They took several shot gun shells, three boxes of shotgun shells, iPad mini, cell phone, notebook, sweatshirt and the Jeep Cherokee.They also took DNA from Carlyle. They seized several items of evidence from the crime scene, including cigarette butts, they believe the suspect left.They also took three cell phones from Robinson.Carlyle is in the Brunswick County Detention Center under no bond. He was assigned a court appointed attorney. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Brunswick County man charged with murder admitted to investigators he did it and enjoyed it, according to court documents.Jeff Carlyle is charged with first degree murder in the death of Carl Robinson.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_img At approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office and Public Schools received information from a concerned parent regarding a Snapchat post warning of a possible shooting in “Pender County Schools”.Rowell says after looking into the situation, around 9 a.m. a message was sent notifying parents of the threat and that it was “not credible.” He says there are deputies going throughout the schools in Pender County.Rowell says they saw approximately 300 students choose to leave campuses due to the threat.Related Article: Shallotte car theft suspects arrestedHe said the first priority is to inform the parents as soon as possible. Rowell also said some students have checked out of school and that means students are missing out on their education because of this.“We would like to ask that parents continue to speak with their children regarding these types of incidents and encourage students to bring information forward when they hear or find out information. Please ask your students to notify a parent, school official or local law enforcement official,” Rowell said.We reached out to Pender County Schools for comment and have not heard back.Last week, Brunswick County schools dealt with a string of rumors related to threats made last September.Friday a student at South Brunswick Middle School was charged with making a false threat.Investigators charged another SBMS student today for another false threat. PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators say a social media post about a shooting at Pender County schools, is not a credible threat.Capt. James Rowell with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office said someone posted on Snapchat, “No school for me tomorrow because there’s supposed to be a shooting at Pender County Schools.”- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_imgJohnny Johnson (Photo: Wilmington Police Dept.) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Leland man accused of shooting a man in Wilmington is being held without bond.Wilmington Police have charged Johnny Jermaine Johnson, 40, with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by felon for his role in a shooting early Saturday morning that left a Wilmington man with serious injuries.- Advertisement – Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Taskforce with the Wilmington Police Department arrested Johnson late Tuesday night after locating him in Brunswick County.Officers responded to New Hanover Regional Medical Center around 2:00 a.m. Saturday in reference to a gunshot victim.Upon further investigation, officers determined the 36-year-old victim had been shot outside the Jamaica House Sports Bar & Grill on Carolina Beach Road.Related Article: Hospital security guard charged with having sex with corpseJohnson is in the New Hanover County Jail.Police say this is an isolated incident.last_img read more

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> A woman has been reported missing with the Police.Mary Muscat was reported missing on 18 April and was last seen 17 April, with the police making it public on Saturday.The police released a photo of the woman and said that she suffers from dementia.Anyone with any information is asked to call the police confidentially on 21224001 or 119. Alternatively one could speak directly to the Qawra District Police.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img

first_img334,751 contraventions and 12,749 warnings were served in 2018. This means 14.2% less when compared to the previous year.More than half of the contraventions were handed out in by community officers. 56,000 fines were issued against drivers caught speeding. More than 31,000 contraventions were issued after offenders were caught on CCTV cameras while 11% were issued by the Police. Transport Malta issued 4% of the contraventions in 2018. The education department has issued a little more than 3,000 contraventions.Minister for Local Government Owen Bonnici tabled the figures in Parliament in his reply to a parliamentary question posed by Opposition MP and Whip Robert Cutajar.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> It has been confirmed that 4 of the 6 people involved in a traffic accident in Marsascala and later taken to hospital, were injured.One of the males involved suffered a foot injury while three others received light injuries.The collision occurred between a car driven by a young 20-year-old Marsaxlokk and a second car driven by a 34 year old Italian from Marsascala. Also in the car were two other Italians, aged 35 and 34 years, both residents Marsascala.A spokesperson from the Police Force told Newsbook.com.mt that the accident took place at around 8.00pm. An ambulance and members of the Civil Protection Department were sent on site. The accident took place in Triq il-Bajja ta’ San Tumas.The condition of the six persons, which in all likelihood are not all Maltese, is not yet known.Shortly before, a 10 year old girl died following a separate car accident in Manikata.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement  A new Sharing feature is also brought to the platform, making it easier to share links, photos, videos and other files through third-party services like Facebook and Twitter. This is also the first version of the OS to support Facebook sharing. A new feature called Power Nap will update all your apps and OS files while the computer is idle, allowing you to avoid time-consuming maintenance. – Advertisement – Dictation is also built into the new Mountain Lion, allowing users to dictate text. A new feature called Power Nap can make certain model of Apple’s MacBook Pro Notebooks and some MacBook Air Notebooks automatically update contents like mails and contacts.Game Center is now also part of Mountain Lion, allowing you to share scores and gaming friends across multiple devices.The new OS will cost $19.99 and is available in near final developer form today. Source: IANSFrom SiliconIndiaNews. Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 02:12 Hrslast_img read more

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first_imgAdvertisement You have a facebook account and you have some friends,  some random people visit your profile to see what it looks like, and some will send you friend requests. While some are doing that, others come to your profile to find out who you really are. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to present what your Facebook profile says about you.Upwards of 1,000 friends.You are just not into confrontation. You would rather scroll through endless updates and commentary from people you met one time at a party six years ago then suffer the momentary tedium of weeding people out, and the potential fallout of some rando being like “Hey, bro, I thought we were friends.” While it’s understandable that saying to someone, albeit indirectly, that they are no longer important to you or relevant to your life is difficult, it has become nothing short of a necessity in our modern world. If you have a number of friends that is at least 10 times as high as the actual amount of people you really know/care about in life, you need to grow some conviction and start at least getting rid of people whose names you don’t even recognize.Constantly-changing profile pictures.Look at me! Look at me! I have so many pictures of myself, each one better than the last! Here I am looking sassy at a party with a drink in my hand — like it! Here I am in a bathing suit, poolside — like this one, as well! Essentially, having a new profile picture every three days is the online equivalent of dying your hair several times a month. Like, we get it, you like attention. I imagine you standing in front of your closet before work, consistently calling in late because you can’t decide which color of shirt most represents your existential crisis this week.A ton of likes on every update. – Advertisement – You’re actually a legitimately popular person, and everyone else on your feed hates you. Unlike the rest of us paupers trying to scrape by with a family member or two acknowledging when something cool happens to us, your stuff is always headline news. You get thousands of “Happy Birthday” notes on your big day, and dozens of likes when you update your network upon getting a new job. People just gravitate towards you, and even something like “Ate peaches for the first time in years… kind of feel like I could have done without them. Overrated.” gets 30 people’s distinct approval. Everyone sees your posts — because they fall, by default, at the top of the homepage — and is like, “Ugh, really? Again?” Congratulations, you’re the Facebook equivalent of a high-school quarterback in a crumbling steel town which only has its football team to hope in anymore.Thousands of photos a year.You’re afraid that you’re going to die, and imagine, on some level, that filling the internet with your visual presence is going to stave off your mortality. No one is kept younger by having 300 photos of themselves at a house party, but you weren’t in the office when that memo went around.Arguments about politics on statuses.You are missing a distinct chip that is normally issued to all people upon entering adulthood which reminds us, at regular intervals, that arguing about politics and other real, complex issues via Facebook is only slightly more productive than throwing feces at one another. You are childish, and petulant, and are going to spend 60 back-and-forth comments trying to prove to some girl from your middle school pre-algebra class that gun control is essential if we’re going to get crime rates down. You want to prove yourself, and be heard, even thought fighting-via-comment is about the least impressive way of hashing something out. Even if you win the argument, you still lose for having engaged in a Facebook fight.More than 3 statuses per day.You don’t have a job, but you have a lot of feelings. If someone isn’t confirming your existence with a comment or a like every hour on the hour, you will shrivel up into a human-shaped raisin and cease to exist. You would go out and look for a job but, you know, can’t cut into that prime status-updating time. The people need to know that you are in your pajamas at 2 PM, and you’re going to give it to them.Constant digital canoodling with significant other.Everyone hates you and your stupid relationship. Everyone secretly makes fun of your constant back-and-forth of “love u baby” on your respective timelines. Everyone is going to quietly rejoice when the two of you finally break up — and you will. It may have been a different time, but even if Facebook had been around when Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were first falling in love, there’s no way a couple as solid as them were going to spend their afternoons calling each other embarrassing pet names in front of their 500 closest acquaintances. There is a thing called class, and you are in short supply of it.No cursing or debauched behavior.Someone added their coworker. Enjoy never being able to admit when you have a hangover if you want to call out sick again!Ironic relationship status/no defined status.You’re all about deflecting any potential questions about your actual relationship status by permanently leaving that space empty, or filling it with a hilarious little thing about you being “married” to one of your best friends. You’re not on the internet to actually reveal who you’re banging this week, and are certainly not trying to deal with the potential fallout if an actual relationship were to end and promptly pop up on the home page of every person you’ve ever met. You’d rather have everyone assume you can’t get a date than have to go through the humiliating process of putting up and taking down a very explicit status every time something changes. You might consider making it real when you actually do get married to someone, but you kind of hope that you’re not still on Facebook when you’re at that point in your lifeCredit: Thought Cataloguelast_img read more

first_imgThe figure boys, rating merchants and times students will all look at the first two classics and fit the results into their theories. They have decided that Dawn Approach (pictured above) is one of the best recent winners of the 2000 Guineas , so they will have to enhance the performance of the rest. Tragic really and for me the downfall of ratings writes Trevor Harris.I happen to agree with them concerning Dawn Approach but cannot have the inevitable up ranking of Saturday’s defeated rivals. The runner up is not a 115 horse even if you choose to give the winner 126.This is a failure to understand the qualities and to some extent the limitations of the winner.For me Dawn Approach is a street fighter , a horse who is as hard as nails, finds loads for asking and keeps fighting when challenged. He is unlikely to make you purr with his brilliance and stun you with his speed, but as a total package he is mighty impressive. I honestly believe that if he ran in a 0-100 handicap he would win the same. He wouldn’t cruise up hacking all over his rivals, that just isn’t his style. You have to put the gun to his head to see his true talents. So do you give every 95 horse a 20 lb increase every time he beats them up, no you just try to understand the winner better and concede the numbers don’t always work. Dawn Approach will beat the likes of St Nicholas Abbey and Cirrus Des Aigles the same as he beats inferior rivals. He just gets the job done.Toronado looks the complete opposite of Dawn Approach in that he does everything easily and must work ever so well at home. If I am guilty of being obsessed with any aspect of Horse racing then how horses react to coming off the bridle is it. For me it is the one aspect of the game when we are on a level playing field and even have the advantage of not having any personnel attachment to an animal. We don’t know the good ones from the bad ones and have not seen what goes on at home but we do know that very few horses will be worked so hard at home that they come under pressure. So when the jockey puts the gun to the head we find out what they have got at the same time as connections. Those close to the horse will tend to be forgiving and we can identify a bridle horse quicker than they do.Toronado is just like how a very good horse is meant to be and Dawn Approach is not. All the recent best horses would be tricky to settle as they find things all too easy and want to go faster. This was certainly true of both Frankel and Sea The Stars and tends to be what we look for when seeking latent talent.The difference between very good and exceptional is decided by what horses find when asked and when they are out of their comfort zone.I suspect Toronado is very good, as connections insist, but might not reach exceptional because of limitations when off the bridle.Dawn Approach might be another superstar and clearly there are no fears about what he finds when asked, in fact he looks likely to improve when coming under pressure and the more you ask the more he wants it. These are rare and admirable qualities and he is fast becoming one of my all time favourites.After laying Hot Snap (pictured, right) for the 1000 Guineas and backing Moth ew , I obviously enjoyed Sunday’s race. The confidence behind Hot Snap was amazing to my eyes as she was massively flattered in the Nell Gwyn , when the cross winds were described as some of the worst ever seen. She got the most cover from those winds and got a dream run up the rail just when her jockey wanted to make his move. She was getting 3lb from Sky Lantern and I got the impression that Sky Lantern was under cooked for the trial and Hot Snap looked ready to run.Moth looked the Ballydoyle number one and in a race lacking any clear form pick, backing that stable’s main hope at double figures is a sound policy. She performed pretty well and is sure to improve for a step up in trip but at 3/1 7/2 is very short for the Oaks. Yes she is lightly raced and improving fast with a pedigree that screams 10 furlongs + but physically she doesn’t impress and may not have the scope to keep on improving.As for this week, don’t be surprised if Ballydoyle’s Justification goes very close in the Chester Cup, kept in training as a 5yr old, his mark of 91 might be very lenient. A low draw and the presence of Ryan Moore adds further confidence and at around 6/1 there will be worst bets.last_img read more

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first_img regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC Inside the 2019 ‘U.S. News’ Best Online MBA Program Ranking Where is the best online MBA program in the country? Who tops the charts when it comes to student engagement, student excellence, academic faculty, and more? The U.S. News & World Report just released its 2019 ranking for the “Best Online MBA Programs” in the US. The Online MBA programs at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School each came in tied at first place.Value of the RankingIn 2016, the number of students taking online classes reached more than six million, according to a 2018 Babson Survey Research Group report. Nearly three million exclusively took distance education classes for their graduate and undergraduate degrees.There’s no doubt that online learning has grown in popularity and will continue to grow, with Babson study co-author Julia E. Seaman saying, “The growth of distance enrollments has been relentless.” And MBA programs can’t stop or avoid the tide. Over the last eight years, U.S. News has ranked the best online MBA programs to find the accredited public, private, and for-profit business schools that rate highly according to a questionnaire sent to students and faculty (more on that later). This year, the U.S. News collected data on 301 schools—up from 282 last year—to give one of the most comprehensive rankings yet.Over 300 schools were reviewed for the most recent U.S. News & World Report “Best Online MBA Programs” ranking.Key Data from the Online MBA RankingThis year’s Online MBA ranking was filled with a familiar cast of programs but with a change-up of order.For the four previous years, Temple University’s Fox School of Business topped the ranking until it was thrown out for misreporting critical data. Now, with the new ranking data, IU Kelley placed first for the second year in a row for its gold standard classes and 100 percent student employment rate.Tied for first place this year is UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, rising in the ranking up from fourth in 2018. At the same time, Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business fell from first place to third. Rounding out the top five in 2019 is The University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business in fourth (up two spots from last year) and the USC Marshall School of Business in fifth (up three places from 2018).No school fell out of the top ten this year. Instead, all top ten schools remain the same as the previous year, just shifting rankings. The biggest gain was made by the University of Mississippi Business School, which ties with Auburn University Harbert and Penn State World Campus for ninth place. This was a sixteen place jump from 2018 when Mississippi ranked 25th overall.The top two schools to make the list—IU Kelley and UNC Kenan-Flagler—were also the largest programs by far with both schools just barely under 1,000 students enrolled. The next closest school regarding the number of students was the ASU Carey School of Business, enrolling just under 500.As for cost, the honor for the most expensive school in the top ten went to Carnegie Tepper. Students in the Online MBA program there pay $2,063 per credit hour. That’s more than double the cost of the two most affordable schools in the top ten Auburn University Harbert and the University of Mississippi, which cost $875 and $810 per credit hour, respectively.Top 10 SchoolsThe top 10 online MBA programs as ranked by the US News & World Report are as follows: (Tied at #1) Indiana University Kelley School of Business (Tied at #1) UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolCarnegie Mellon University Tepper School of BusinessUniversity of Florida Hough Graduate School of BusinessUSC Marshall School of Business (Tied at #6) Arizona State University Carey Business School (Tied at #6) University of Texas at Dallas Naveen Jindal School of ManagementUniversity of Maryland—College Park Smith School of Business (Tied at #9) Auburn University Harbert College of Business (Tied at #9) Pennsylvania State University—World Campus (Tied at #9) University of Mississippi Business SchoolOnline MBA Ranking MethodologyU.S. News’ five-tier methodology in its Online MBA ranking values engagement above all-else.To rank the 301 business schools, U.S. News & World Report broke down a student and faculty questionnaire into five categories with varying weight. Here’s a look at each category and how it was weighted in the current ranking formula.Engagement — 28 percentEngagement looks at how an online MBA program promotes participation in courses and encourages interaction with instructors and classmates. The idea was to look for online MBA programs who had instructors that were accessible, responsive, and willing to create a rewarding experience.Student Excellence — 25 percentExcellence looked at how well prepared MBA candidates were to handle the workload. It gave weight to standardized test scores, acceptance rates, undergraduate GPA, and work experience.Expert Opinion — 25 percentTo garner expert opinion, the US News surveyed high-ranking academic officials at each MBA program to account for intangible factors that demonstrated academic respect.Faculty Credentials and Training — 11 percentInstructors with impressive academic credentials were also important to the ranking. Specifically, the US News looked for faculty credentials that mirrored those of campus-based programs.Student Services and Technologies — 11 percentStrong online MBA programs require schools to incorporate a diverse array of online learning technologies, which allow more flexibility for distance learning. The ranking looked at services and technologies outside of class, strong support structures, career guidance, financial aid resources, and more. Last Updated Jan 21, 2019 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo RelatedOnline MBA Ranking Includes Lehigh University, Zarb SchoolLehigh University – College of Business and Economics and Hofstra University – Zarb School of Business landed spots in U.S. News & World Report’s new ranking of the Best Online MBA Programs. Lehigh University came in at No. 8 on the list, and the Zarb School was No. 55. The…January 25, 2016In “Featured Region”The Increasingly Competitive Online MBA AlternativeFor busy career professionals who can’t afford to take time off of work or who travel or live away from a world-class university, an Online MBA program is a viable option. The latest programs offer incredible flexibility, rigorous curriculum, and a very comparable experience to an in-person MBA. So, it…July 3, 2019In “Featured Home”Online MBA Ranking Puts D’Amore-McKim School at No. 36Northeastern University – D’Amore-McKim School of Business landed the No. 36 spot in U.S. News & World Report’s new ranking of the Best Online MBA Programs. The ranking’s methodology took five categories into consideration: Student engagement accounted for 28 percent of each school’s ranking. This includes the degree to which students…February 1, 2016In “Featured Region”last_img read more

first_img Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Man Charged Over Threats Against Jewish Groups to Appear in Court By Reuters March 29, 2017 Updated: March 29, 2017 NEW YORK—A former journalist charged with making a wave of bomb threats to U.S. Jewish organizations by telephone while posing as his ex-girlfriend appeared in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday afternoon.Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested in St. Louis earlier this month and arrived in New York on Wednesday morning. He appeared wearing beige prison garb and flanked by two public defenders at a brief hearing before Magistrate Judge James Francis.The public defender assigned by Francis to represent Thompson, Mark Gombiner, did not seek bail at the hearing and declined to say afterward when he might. Thompson will remain in custody for now.Thompson is scheduled to appear again before U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel on April 6.Prosecutors say Thompson used fake email accounts to impersonate his ex-girlfriend when he sent the bomb threats. The threats were the culmination of months of harassment against the ex-girlfriend that began after she broke up with him last July, they said.Thompson was a reporter for the Intercept news website until he was fired last year for allegedly inventing sources and quotes. Before his extradition to New York, he said he was being framed and targeted as a black man.“Make no mistake: this is a modern-day lynching,” he said in a telephone interview from the Warren County jail in Missouri. “The allegations are false.”Thompson said he had no anti-Semitic beliefs.U.S. authorities have been investigating a surge of threats against Jewish organizations, including more than 100 bomb threats against community centers in dozens of states in separate waves since January.Related CoverageFormer Reporter Arrested for Bomb Threats on Jewish CentersIsraeli-American Teen Arrested in Israel Over Bomb Threats to Jewish CentersThe threats have stoked fears of a resurgence in anti-Semitism and forced the evacuation of many Jewish community centers, including some with daycare for young children.The organizations Thompson threatened include a Jewish museum in New York and the Anti-Defamation League, according to a criminal complaint in Manhattan federal court. All occurred after the first flood of phone threats in early January.Last week, an 18-year-old dual Israeli and U.S. citizen was arrested in Israel on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats to Jewish centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. His name was not disclosed.His motives were not immediately clear. At a court hearing near Tel Aviv, the suspect’s defense lawyer, Galit Bash, said the young man had a growth in his head that causes behavioral problems. Share this articlecenter_img Share Juan Thompson sits on a panel in New York, which was discussing racism. (BRIC TV via AP) US last_img read more

first_img US Share this article The parents of terminally-ill, 10-month-old Charlie Gard, Chris Gard and Connie Yates stand by as a spokesperson delivers a statement to the media outside the High Court in London on July 10, 2017.(NIKLAS HALLEN/AFP/Getty Images) Charlie Gard’s Father Calls Hospital Lawyer ‘Evil’ After Hearing MRI Results in Court By NTD Television July 21, 2017 Updated: July 21, 2017 Next week a judge will allow the parents to present new evidence. Professor of neurosurgery Dr. Michio Hirano, a U.S. doctor who believes he can help, will also be allowed to present evidence.Eleven-month-old Charlie Gard suffers from a severe form of mitochondrial depletion syndrome. British courts doubt the condition can be treated, but Gard’s parents are not letting up the fight to give their baby whatever chance he has.From NTD Television Results from baby Charlie Gard’s MRI scans were read in court today, July 21, leading Gard’s father to mouth “evil” to the lawyer and to Gard’s mother. He then stormed out of the courtroom. The parents had not seen the MRI results beforehand. Upon hearing them for the first time and being used against them in court, they could not control their emotions. The content of the scans, as relayed by the lawyer representing the hospital, obviously wasn’t information that the parents wanted to hear, much less to hear for the first time in that setting.The parents are still trying to fight a ruling that their child’s life support be switched off. They have raised enormous amounts of money from supporters to get the baby to doctors in the United States who can potentially help him. The Vatican also offered to help.Charlie Gard’s parents, mother Connie Yates and father Chris Gard, are still unable to take the baby to the United States for treatment. U.S. Congress passed an amendment on July 18 to grant Charlie Gard resident status so that he can legally get treatment in the United States. The British courts just have to make this possible by allowing him to leave the care of the Great Ormond Street Hospital.Because the state is responsible for medical care in the United Kingdom, the state can make decisions on how to apply that care. That is the reason this case is dragging out and how it highlights that medical care in the U.K. is very different from a lot of other places. Show Discussion Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   last_img read more

first_img Share The box is loaded with 12-gauge shotgun shells, Inside Edition reported.“My porch…sticks out like a sore thumb,” he explained.Barrow said he’s now selling an invention called the Blank Box, which detonates a shell.Some people have expressed skepticism about the videos, but Barrow insists the videos that he’s posted online are totally real, WRAL reported.“I got tired of all my packages coming up missing.”A man from Washington was sick of all of his packages coming up missing. So, he took matters into his own hands and created the Blank Box. https://t.co/AdTBbw8ino pic.twitter.com/E8YZ2zhl1V— WAFB (@WAFB) December 15, 2017 A Washington man is being applauded for booby-trapping packages to deter thieves.Jaireme Barrow, of Tacoma, told Inside Edition that his security cameras have captured people trying to steal a package before getting scared for their lives.He rigged the box to detonate when it is lifted. He said that it’s been set off about 15 times in all since he created it—including two explosions in the past two weeks.“It’s completely harmless,” he said. “It’s just a really loud noise.” US News  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Washington Man Rigs Fake Packages With Blank Shotgun Shells to Deter Thieves By Jack Phillips December 15, 2017 Updated: December 15, 2017center_img (Screenshot/YouTube) Share this article And while you’re here …We have a small favor to ask of you. If you can, please share this article on Facebook so you can help The Epoch Times. It takes less than a minute. Thank you very much! Show Discussionlast_img read more