Former NHSO lieutenant announces intent to run for Pender Sheriff

first_img According to a news release, Cina has more than 16 years of full-time law enforcement experience with the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office combined.  He served as a lieutenant over the New Hanover County Jail and New Hanover County Courts and a sergeant over the New Hanover County School Resource Officers, the Downtown Joint Task Force, Uniform Patrol, Bike Patrol and Housing Joint Task Force.“I am fully dedicated and excited at the chance to serve Pender County in a higher capacity and intend to continue to make my community a safe and prosperous region,” Cina said in the news release. “I have been a dedicated admirer of Sheriff (Carson) Smith during his 15 years of service, and after his announcement to step up in a role as a representative in the state’s capacity, his exemplary leadership and dedication as Sheriff have convinced me to want to follow in his footsteps all the while supporting him in his future endeavor to become our state representative.”Smith announced last month he would step down as sheriff to run for the North Carolina House of Representatives 16th District seat.Related Article: Carolina Beach leaders fire town managerEarlier this week, Wilmington Fire Department Battalion Chief Randy Burton, a former deputy in Pender and New Hanover counties, said he also plans to run for sheriff. Joseph Cina (Photo: Joseph Cina) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Another candidate has thrown their hat in the ring to run for Pender County Sheriff.Joseph A. Cina, a former lieutenant with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and current small business owner in Pender County, has announced his intent to run for Pender County Sheriff next year.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Overdose pilot program meant to help find treatment

first_imgThe program is focusing on helping those who overdose and reject additional treatment. (Photo: CBS) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — All eyes are on Wilmington as the city kicks off a new pilot program for the state. It focuses on the opioid crisis and it encourages users to get treatment.“Treatment is the answer. It’s the number one answer,” Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said.- Advertisement – It’s a partnership to help people who overdose on opiates find treatments.“A partnership between your first responder systems like police and EMS and community paramedics. And the treatment systems in the community,” Coastal Horizon clinical director Kenny House said.Wilmington received $500,000 in state funds to build these teams to provide peer-support specialists, licensed behavior specialists and a part-time medical director or psychiatrist.Related Article: Mayor of Wilmington shares concerns about possibility of selling NHRMC“We just hope to use a team of folks that can get out there and talk to these folks and have been through this process before. They can convince somebody to get in treatment as opposed to not taking treatment and of course being back out on the street, doing the exact same thing and perpetuating the problem,” Saffo said.If someone is revived with Narcan after an overdose and then refuses treatment, these teams will reach back out to them.“Within a couple of days, with a group of healthcare providers, with our EMT people, with different folks that can get them into treatment and making certain that the treatment is available and where to take them,” Saffo said.Organizations like Coastal Horizons want to get involved to ease concerns.“Sometimes people need the encouragement to overcome those perceived and real barriers so that they’ll take the step to get into treatment,” House said.There is a not a specific group selected for this program and there is a bid process. Once complete, they hope to start on July 1.last_img read more

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Wilmington leaders approve incentive grant money development agreement for large buildings

first_imgNational Gypsum VP of Manufacturing John King talks before Wilmington City Council. (Andrew James, WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Wilmington city leaders join their counterparts of the county and will pay to see National Gypsum return to Wilmington.City leaders unanimously approved their own incentive grant for the drywall company to return to its Sunnyvale Drive plant. It was shut down nearly a decade ago.- Advertisement – The city will pay upwards of $230,000 in the first five years of National Gypsum returning if they meet some conditions.One of them was added in their meeting, council members mirrored the county in asking the company create a new stack test for emissions within its first year.“I think that’s what is equally important to the financial incentive is the clear message saying ‘hey we want you and we’re going to be here with you and we’re going to help you be successful’ and we’ll both benefit from that,” said Wilmington Business Development CEO Scott Satterfield.Related Article: UNC Wilmington to play Clemson for hurricane relief gameThese grants do not guarantee National Gypsum will return to Wilmington.The company is permitted to emit more than eight tons of formaldehyde by the state if they resume operations here.The company agreed to the city-added condition.City council also had lengthy debate during their hearings on new development agreement outlines that will, in a way, replace the process of requesting a special use permit. The reason the city brought this to their agenda and through the planning commission was that several city council members have had issues with the SUP process. During it, council cannot talk to anyone, public or private regarding the development requesting a permit.Council voted 6-1 on the development agreement rules you can read here. Some of these rules were changed during the meeting, but they will require a public meeting to allow for neighbors to come and see the proposed development.However, it does not require any public hearings for comment, something councilman Kevin O’Grady was adamantly in favor of adding in, but the council could not pass his amended rules with a majority vote.Following the council’s approval of the new development agreement, they voted 6-1 with allowing structures as high as 75 feet to be constructed in urban mixed use zones without the requirement of a special use permit, but with a developmental agreement.last_img read more

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Calabash breakfast staple suffers serious damage during fire

first_img “I’m sad to see a local business suffer I hope they come back quick,” said Brian Spadaro.“I don’t know whether to cry or laugh, so we’ll see,” said owner and operator George Stathos.Stathos and his family have operated the eatery for more than forty years along Beach Drive. A fire in the middle of the restaurant left a torched interior. The restaurant went under costly renovations in January.Related Article: Reward increased for info leading to homicide suspect’s arrest“I think we may be one of the fortunate ones where we had minimal damage fire wise but we do have smoke and water damage from the looks of it,” said Stathos.The fire was first reported by workers at the neighboring Calabash Deli who saw heavy smoke coming from the restaurant’s roof just before 3:00 p.m. The restaurant had closed for the day at 2:00 P.M. and no one was present when the blaze broke out.“Sean called 911 and within minutes they were here by the loads,” said Devin Holland who works at the Deli.The Calabash Fire Department was assisted by firefighters from Sunset Beach, Grissettown/Longwood, Shallotte Point, and Civietown as well as Horry County, SC. Ocean Isle Beach firefighters stood by and covered the fire district for the units tied up at the fire. Brunswick County EMS personnel also responded to the scene.The family has insurance and now has to wait to see what comes next.“Luckily no body got hurt, everything is fixable,” said Stathos.WWAY has reached out to the fire marshal for more information on the cause of the fire. CALABASH, NC (WWAY) —  A Calabash staple for breakfast will not be open tomorrow or for some time after a fire torched George’s Pancake House. Owners are saying they are lucky because it could have been worse.The Calabash Fire Department responded to the report of a fire at George’s Pancake House on Beach Drive in the heart of Calabash. Arriving firefighters found smoke pouring from the roof of the one-story restaurant. – Advertisement – last_img read more

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Final suspect pleads guilty in Wilmington murder

first_img On March 20, 2016, just before 6:00 pm, Clark was attacked and robbed at his home in the 500 block of Alabama Avenue.That night, Donna Beck drove William Fought, Mark Landreth, and Chavis to Clark’s home.Two of the men attempted to kick in the door but were unable.Related Article: Felon charged with kidnapping, murder of Hania AguilarBeck later drove them back to Clark’s home and knocked on his door. When Clark opened the door, the men assaulted and robbed the victim of money, prescription medication, and watches.The defendants took off.Clark was hospitalized at New Hanover Regional Medical Center due to his life-threatening injuries. Clark died from his injuries less then three weeks later.Police quickly identified Beck as a suspect and she identified the others involved.Beck entered pleas of guilty to second degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon on June 15, 2017. She is currently serving a minimum of 18.41 years and a maximum of 23.16 years in prison.Co-defendant Mark Landreth entered pleas of guilty to second degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon on November 15, 2017.He is currently serving an active sentence of a minimum of 26 years and a maximum of 33.25 years in prison.On August 23, co-defendant William Fought entered pleas of guilty to second degree murder, and two unrelated assaults on law enforcement officers. He is currently serving an active sentence of a minimum of 26 years and a maximum of 32.25 years in prison.On Thursday, a judge sentenced Chavis to a minimum of 18.41 years and a maximum of 23.16 years in prison. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The fourth person tied to a deadly robbery in the Sunset Park area pleaded guilty to murder.The district attorney’s office says Joshua Chavis, 26, entered a plea of guilty in the murder of David Leroy Clark, 55, on Thursday in New Hanover County Criminal Superior Court.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Have you gotten a flu shot

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Experts say if you have a fever of 101 or higher and you feel overall sick, it’s worth a call to your medical provider. You may have the flu!Every winter, there are a number of viruses that can cause cold symptoms. But, the flu is a serious, deadly illness. The typical flu season is January to late March.- Advertisement – But, Dr. Paul Kamitsuka, an epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist, says we haven’t reached the peak in the season yet.The flu shot is 50% effective and it’s not too late to get it.“It is the best tool we have to minimize the effects of the flu,” said Kamitsuka. “Now 50% may not sound like a lot but, consider that seat belts are about 50% effective also and yet everyone thinks it is a good idea.”Related Article: Celebrate July 4th at Freedom FestIt takes about 2 weeks for the flu shot to take effect in your body. Kamitsuka says if everyone got a flu shot, it would save thousands of lives and thousands of hospitalizations.last_img read more

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March for Our Lives Wilmington members gather to honor Parkland massacre victims

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — 17 people senselessly gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, 2018. Since then — marches and messages for change.Kathryn Conlon, one of the co-directors of March for Our Lives, Wilmington explains that  “we are planning a vigil to honor and remember the 17 lives lost in the Parkland shooting in Florida one year ago.”- Advertisement – There was one message in particular that the co-directors of March for Our Lives, Wilmington want us to keep in mind:“This is a completely non-political event,” explains Kathryn.Another co-director, Fletcher Williams agrees: “This is not a political event. I want Parkland to know that we will always be with them and that we want to make sure that we do everything in our power to ensure that a senseless act of tragedy like this never happens again.”Related Article: Local students plan vigil to honor Parkland school shooting anniversaryDirectors, other March for Our Lives members and even a survivor of the Parkland shooting spoke on last year’s tragedy, and how the community can continue to honor the lives taken from us, and continue to recover.James Watson, another March for Our Lives member reminds us that “like us, those young people were sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, grandchildren.”“We live every day for them, since they can’t,” said Sloane Saia, a Parkland massacre survivor.last_img read more

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Wilmington man wins 200000 lottery prize

first_img “My 2004 Isuzu Rodeo recently died,” Lucas said. “I’ve been without a car for the last little bit. Now I’m going to get a brand new Jeep Gladiator. This is just unbelievable.”Lucas, who sells insurance, bought the winning Blazing 7’s ticket at the Circle K on South 17th Street in Wilmington. When he scratched the $5 ticket he did a double take.“I had to look at the ticket five times,” Lucas said. “I kept thinking, ‘Is this true? If it is, this is something big!’”Related Article: It’s National Pumpkin Day!Lucas claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $141,501.“It feels incredible,” Lucas said when he got his check. “I’m still in shock.”Blazing 7’s launched earlier this month with four top prizes of $200,000. One top prize remains. Andrew Lucas claims $200,000 lottery prize on Tuesday (Photo: NCEL) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is $200,000 richer after buying a scratch off ticket at a gas station.The first thing Andrew Lucas said he’s going to do after winning? Buy a new car.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Ohio exconvict charged after claiming to be longlost Illinois boy

first_img SharePrint ReutersReuters Federal prosecutors on Friday charged a 23-year-old former convict with making false statements after he claimed to be Illinois teen Timmothy Pitzen, who went missing in 2011 after his mother killed herself.Brian Michael Rini of Medina, Ohio, was charged with lying to federal agents after he appeared looking confused in Newport, Kentucky, outside Cincinnati on Wednesday and claimed he was 14-year-old Pitzen, federal officials said. He told them he had escaped from an eight-year ordeal at the hands of sex traffickers. Pitzen was last seen when he was six years old.Rini’s claim was debunked on Thursday after DNA test results conducted at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital confirmed he was not the long lost boy from Aurora, Illinois.“Law enforcement confronted him with the DNA results, and at that point the person immediately stated that he was not Timmothy Pitzen, and of course law enforcement knew by virtue of the DNA analysis that he was in fact Brian Rini,” said U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman during a briefing with reporters.After confessing that he was not Pitzen, Rini told federal agents he had heard about the missing boy’s case on the ABC television program 20/20 and wanted to get away from his own family, according to court documents.“When questioned further, Rini stated that he wished he had a father like Timmothy’s because if he went missing, his father would just keep drinking,” Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Mary Braun said in the court documents.Rini appeared in federal court on Friday morning and is being held without bail until his detention hearing on Tuesday. He faces up to eight years in prison if found guilty, Glassman said.Rini’s lawyer, Karen Savir, did not immediately return calls seeking comment on the charges against her client.Rini had twice before claimed to be a child sex trafficking victim, federal prosecutors said. He was released from Ohio’s Belmont Correctional Institution on March 7 where he had been serving 14 months for burglary and vandalism, according to public records.“False reports like this can be painful to the families of missing children and also divert law enforcement resources in order to investigate these untruthful claims,” said Herb Stapleton, acting special agent in charge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Cincinnati.Pitzen’s case has stumped authorities since May 2011. The boy was last seen with his mother, who pulled him out of school in Aurora, Illinois, a far-west suburb of Chicago, took him on a trip to a zoo and a water park, and then took her own life in a motel room, leaving behind a cryptic note on her son’s whereabouts.“Tim is somewhere safe with people who love him and will care for him,” she wrote in the note, according to reports by ABC7 Chicago. “You will never find him.”WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

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Students raise awareness on dementia

first_imgMinister for European Affairs and Equality Helena Dalli delivers a speech during the European Capital Cities Trade Union Network (ECTUN) Conference which will focus on ‘How Trade Unions of the European Capital Cities can approach the issue of pay rise’.Minister for European Affairs and Equality Helena Dalli delivers a speech during the European Capital Cities Trade Union Network (ECTUN) Conference which will focus on ‘How Trade Unions of the European Capital Cities can approach the issue of pay rise’. Students and teachers from the Għargħur primary school have brought up a presentation to raise awareness on dementia.The presentation illustrated the voyage that the students made in order to acquire more knowledge on dementia which included a visit at Jasmine House, a nursing home in Msida. Year 5 students delivered a strong message through a play and two songs that reflect the experience of persons suffering from dementia.Parliamentary Secretary for Persons with Disability and Active Ageing Anthony Agius Decelis was present at the show and in his speech he explained how he enjoyed seeing the students raise awareness on dementia amongst their peers, even though adults might sometimes think that such topics might not interest or might not be understood by children of their age.As part of a dementia awareness campaign, the Parliamentary secretariat for Persons with Disability will be bringing to the stage two presentations of the play Frammenti (fragments), one in Mosta and one in Paola. The play explores the experience of a family that is dealing with dementia. Another presentation of the play will be performed on Saturday the 13th of July at 7pm in Pjazza San Ġorġ, Victoria.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

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Mauro Anastasi and Sara Xuereb win again

first_img32-year-old Mauro Anastasi  won the National Bowling tournament. This was the fourth triumph for Anastasi.Sara Xuereb won the women’s title for the second time.Both national winners will be representing Malta in the 2018 European Champions Cup which will be held in Langen, Germany between the 22nd and 29th October.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

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Rwandas One Laptop Per Child project extends to 400 Schools

first_imgRwanda One Laptop per Child Project Advertisement The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project has so far covered 407 schools across the country. At least  207,026 laptops have been distributed, according to Nkubito Bakuramutsa, the OLPC Coordinator in Rwanda Education Board.Bakuramutsa told The New Times yesterday that Rwanda has been ranked third globally after Peru and Uruguay in terms of rolling out laptops in primary schools.He added that at least all 30 districts have five OLPC-enabled schools. – Advertisement – “The project now focuses on seeing each school in all 416 sectors equipped with laptops.”The project that was launched in 2008 aims at boosting Rwanda’s goal of becoming a knowledge-based society.Bakuramutsa said that 2,200 schools have also been equipped with servers, wireless access points and digital content including, e-books, math, science and English courses.“The server is also equipped with a school management and information system and security features to track laptops in case of theft or loss.”According to Sergio Romero, OLPC Vice President Africa, Peru tops the list in the world when it comes to OLPC rollout in schools with about 750,000, Uruguay (approximately 475,000) and Rwanda in third position with more than 200,000.The project has also trained 10,000 teachers with basic ICT skills to enable them to prepare and teach their lessons in digital format.Bakuramutsa further said that with such a massive deployment, the OLPC programme is looking at establishing a modern call centre that would provide online maintenance support to schools.Credit: NewTimeslast_img read more

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Windows Phone gets record sales Outsells iPhone in 24 markets

first_imgAdvertisement Yesterday, Microsoft released some statistics, saying that they  had seen record sales of Windows Phone this holiday worldwide. Microsoft’s mobile operating system has being growing at record pace in the past few months, thanks to Nokia.The company has also revealed that Windows Phone has actually managed to outsell iOS in 24 major markets across the world. Not only do these include developing countries in Asia and Latin America, but also some bigger markets in Europe. – Advertisement – Christopher Flores, the director of communications for Microsoft said that Windows Phone was attacking both ends of the smartphone market and its efforts would only get more aggressive once the acquisition of Nokia is completed.According to him, in 14 markets WP is the second most popular OS, while in 24 it is outselling iOS, so it is only a matter of time before they become a strong hold for Windows Phone as well. The list of countries where Windows Phone is the second largest mobile operating system includes India, Mexico, Italy, South Africa, Malaysia, and Hungary among others.Microsoft said in a statement:“We’ve seen record sales of Windows Phone this holiday worldwide, nearly doubling phone sales during Christmas week (YOY). In the third quarter this year, according to IDC, Windows Phone reinforced its position as a top three smartphone operating system and was the fastest-growing platform among the leading operating systems with 156% year-over-year gain. Windows Phone is the #2 smartphone operating system in 14 markets, and shipped more units than iPhone in 24 markets in Q3. Our portfolio continues to expand: from award-winning flagship devices like the Nokia Lumia 928/1020/1520, to affordable new innovations like the Lumia 520/625/1320 and Huawei W1/W2.”At this pace, Microsoft might be able to crack the 10 percent market share in an year.Source: www.wmpoweruser.comlast_img read more

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Zimbabwe Social Media Anger Erupts into AntiMugabe Protests

first_imgA man checks a message on his mobile phone, in Harare, Zimbabwe, July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Advertisement Organizers of a general strike against Africa’s oldest leader, the Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe pledged on Thursday to continue action until he falls, as a spontaneous social media movement has coalesced into the biggest uprising against his rule in nearly a decade.Zimbabweans have been using the Internet in recent weeks to mobilize for street protests against Mugabe’s government, bypassing traditional opposition parties as anger grows over his administration’s handling of a failing economy.His critics say he has presided over the destruction of a once-promising country with policies such as the seizures of white-owned farms; his government blames foreign powers for sabotaging the economy and stirring unrest. – Advertisement – On Wednesday, much of the country was shut down by a “stay away” general strike, organized by a social media movement that complains of poor public services, 85% unemployment, widespread corruption and delays in getting state salaries.The unlikely protest leader is a pastor, Evan Mawarire, who launched the movement – #ThisFlag – to get Zimbabweans to rally round the national flag and speak out against Mugabe policies.Evans told Reuters the movement had found its voice and was planning more action in the wake of the success of Wednesday’s strike, which shut down much of the capital Harare.“We are getting to a place where we are now expressing that we have had enough. What we are doing is about one action, one voice concerning our frustration. Enough is enough,” he said.Mawarire’s #ThisFlag movement says it will hold another strike next week lasting two days if demands are not met, including the sacking of corrupt ministers, the payment of delayed salaries and the lifting of roadblocks that residents say are used by police to extract bribes.Other social media movements have also appeared, such as Tajamuka – ‘We refuse’ in Zimbabwe’s Shona language – which launched spontaneous demonstrations in the last month.Citizens have taken to Twitter and Facebook to vent their anger against a ruling party they see as detached from their daily struggles, while it is consumed by internal fights over who will eventually take-over from the ageing Mugabe.Mawarire, the #ThisFlag leader, demanded an end to the lavish lives of party aparatchiks.“We are saying no to government expenditure which is senseless. They are broke because they have mishandled the economy,” he said.[Reuters]last_img read more

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STARTERS ORDERS Thursday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Thursday 19 January HORSE RACING12.55 SouthwellAlfolk 7/1 > 7/42.25 LudlowUpsanddowns 5/1 > 11/42.35 SouthwellWild Approach 15/2 > 7/27.00 ChelmsfordSerenade The StarS 7/4 > 10/11FOOTBALLAfrica Cup of Nations 2017 Group Stage16:00 British Eurosport / British Eurosport HD11/8 Algeria 9/4 Tunisia 2/1 DRAWAfrica Cup of Nations 2017 Group Stage19:00 British Eurosport / British Eurosport HD4/7 Senegal 6/1 Zimbabwe 11/4 DRAWCoppa Italia Last-1620:00 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD4/9 Roma 6/1 Sampdoria 15/4 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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JULIE COLLIER Weekend Premier League Preview

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£50 FREE BET Hibernian v Rangers

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Rice wins 22M for undergrad global health program

first_imgAddThis HHMI CONTACT:Jennifer Donovan PHONE: 301-215-8859 E-MAIL: donovanj@hhmi.org Share Rice wins $2.2M for undergrad global health program HHMI program asks students to solve real problems Rice University’s plans to offer undergraduate students with more real-world design challenges got a major boost today from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), which awarded the university $2.2 million to develop a four-year biomedical training program that will challenge Rice’s students to solve healthcare problems in the developing world. The program, Beyond Traditional Borders, is designed to help students reach beyond traditional geographic and disciplinary boundaries in addressing these challenges. “Rice students are extremely dedicated and focused, and this program is designed to tap their enthusiasm and encourage them to solve problems that affect the health and well-being of millions of impoverished people,” said bioengineer Rebecca Richards-Kortum, leader of the new program. Together with Dr. Michele Follen of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Richards-Kortum pioneered the concept for the Beyond Traditional Borders in a course she has taught since 2001 called Bioengineering and World Health, which was developed with support from the HHMI Professor Program. Richards-Kortum, the chair of Rice’s Department of Bioengineering and the Stanley C. Moore Professor in Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, said her class last year worked directly with physicians at Houston’s Baylor College of Medicine, which operates pediatric AIDS clinics throughout Africa and Eastern Europe. “The problems we’re asked to solve require more than just innovative technology, they require a great deal of thought about the cultural, economic and social realities that doctors face every day in the developing world,” Richards-Kortum said. “For example, some African children with AIDS need anti-retroviral drugs that must be refrigerated, yet they live in villages without electricity and in some cases they live so far from a clinic that they must take home a 30-day supply every time they see the doctor. “The technical part of the problem comes in designing a cheap, portable, power-stingy refrigeration system, but AIDS still carries a social stigma in much of Africa, so it’s equally important that the system be discrete or families might not use it,” Richards-Kortum said. “It’s a real eye-opener for our students to learn that they can solve every technical issue and still fail if they ignore the social elements of the problem.” Sallie Keller-McNulty, dean of Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering, said Beyond Traditional Borders is one element of a school-wide initiative to bolster the engineering design experience with more real-world challenges. “Industrial leaders are keen to see engineering programs that turn out graduates who are better prepared to solve problems, and real-world engineering problems always involve more than a set of technical solutions,” Keller-McNulty said. “This program and others will help us better prepare our graduates to be leaders in solving the complex problems humanity will face this century.” Richards-Kortum said the first course in Beyond Traditional Borders will be offered to incoming freshmen this fall. It will introduce students to the challenges — both technical and societal — of delivering improved health in developing countries. The course will be offered to science and engineering students as well as students from humanities, social sciences and public policy. “Introductory engineering courses are too often inaccessible to humanities and social science students because the material isn’t presented within a meaningful context,” Richards-Kortum said. “Studies have shown that non-science majors tend to engage with scientific curricula when you show how the science affects people and you challenge the students to use the science to improve people’s lives. Some studies have shown that this is particularly true with segments of the population that are historically underserved in engineering – like women and underrepresented minorities – and we hope to attract more of those students to this course.” Following the freshman course, students will be divided into two tracks for their sophomore and junior years. Both tracks will include courses in biotechnology and bioengineering methods, but the science and engineering track will contain more technical material. The groups will come back together as seniors for a capstone design course, where they will be divided into multidisciplinary teams and asked to solve real international health problems. The program will also include outreach programs for middle and high school students, as well as a mentoring program to train junior faculty and future science and engineering faculty to teach from an integrated, inquiry-based curriculum. RICE UNIVERSITY CONTACT:Jade BoydPHONE: 713-348-6778 E-MAIL: jadeboyd@rice.edu last_img read more

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Breaking Down the 2018 Financial Times Top Finance MBAs List

first_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 Breaking Down the 2018 Financial Times Top Finance MBAs List 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 RelatedTop MBA Jobs: Senior Financial AnalystWorking in financial services is one of the most coveted career paths for MBA graduates. It pays well; you can find a job anywhere in the world; and top companies recruit in finance. Unfortunately, all that means that there is a lot of competition. It can be tough to break…June 25, 2019In “Advice”The Top Finance MBAs in ChicagoThe finance industry has always gone hand in hand in the MBA. Even as MBAs are becoming increasingly popular in other industries, finance is still the biggest MBA job sector and accounts for 22 percent of all MBA jobs, according to the 2014/15 QS TopMBA.com Jobs and Salary Trends Report.The…December 8, 2016In “Featured Home”Financial Times Reveals Top Finance MBAs for 2017The business end of business school has become a great cause of concern, particularly since the bubble burst in ‘08. MBAs need to be more technically adept and more comprehensively schooled to remain competitive in the financial services industry. As is the case with any major investment, the question is…May 16, 2017In “Featured Home”center_img Big technology companies might be attracting top MBA talent, but they’re not the only ones in the running. Though the finance sector hasn’t seemed as popular in recent years, MBA employment is still holding its own in the industry. The difference is the types of jobs that the finance and banking sector are offering.The finance industry offers a range of options when it comes to jobs. MBA students have the opportunity to work as part of in-house teams developing new digital strategies, working for fintech companies, and more. Finance and banking are still critical employers of MBA graduates. On average, 30 percent of graduates from top business schools around the world went into a career in finance.Financial Times Top MBAs for Finance 2018The question is, “where should these finance-minded MBA students go to school?” To get to that answer, the Financial Times released its latest spinoff of the FT Global MBA ranking, published in January. In its second year of existence, the list looked at the number of alumni who reported finding work in the finance, banking, or fintech industries three years post-graduation. The goal of the list was to find which MBA programs offered the most value to students interested in a career with a bank, venture capitalist, or asset management firms by nurturing the right skills to earn top salaries and sought-after positions. For the Top MBAs for Finance 2018 list, U.S. schools dominated with 27 out of the top 50 ranked schools, and all of the top five. British and Chinese schools trailed behind with six schools each making it onto the ranking. For U.S. schools, a location in the Bay Area of California was one of the most attractive features. Since 2010, financial services employment in the Bay Area has increased dramatically, beating out both New York and Chicago for the most finance jobs.Understanding the FT Ranking MethodologyTo determine the ranking for finance MBAs, FT surveyed alumni working in finance (only) three years after graduation. Alumni responses were weighted based on thirteen specific criteria. Schools were then ranked based on their score out of 100 possible points. The methodology for ranking included:Salary (20) — average salary three years post-graduationSalary Increase (20) — average different in alumni salary before MBA to after.FT Research Rank (10) — the number of articles published by full-time faculty members between January 2015 – October 2017.All other criteria were weighted at five points each and included: value for money, career progress, careers service, aims achieved, work in finance, stayed in finance, moved to finance, international students, female students, and international mobility.Continued Interest in Finance and High Salaries Keep Stanford On TopFor the second year in a row, Stanford Graduate School of Business made it to the top of the list. Though finance salaries decreased from $266,000 in 2017 to $252,000 in 2018, Stanford MBAs were still the top paid employees in finance. And, interestingly enough, though Stanford MBAs made less in 2018, their salaries represented a more significant increase in pay from their pre-MBA days (104 percent in 2017 to 124 percent in 2018).In addition, since 2013, interest in the finance sector has continued to grow for Stanford MBA graduates. Over the last year alone, interest in finance has increased from 27 percent in 2017 to 38 percent in 2018. This is a very noticeable trend that might be surprising considering Stanford’s location in the heart of Silicon Valley.However, the truth is that tech sector employment has not been nearly as consistent for Stanford. Stanford MBA graduates going into entrepreneurship fell from 36 percent in 2017 to 22 percent this year.On the other hand, for the other two schools to make it into the top three—The Wharton School and the Chicago Booth School of Business (second and third respectively)—an interest in finance has started to decrease year-over-year while interest in tech careers has blossomed.Top 10 MBAs for Finance 2018According to the Financial Times, the top MBA programs for a career in finance are as follows. The numbers in parentheses are where those same schools ranked in 2017, the first year of the ranking.Stanford Graduate School of Business (1)University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School (7)University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (5)Harvard Business School (2)New York University, Stern School of Business (4)MIT Sloan School of Business (N/A)Insead (6)University of Cambridge, Judge Business School (3)Ceibs (23)Columbia Business School (15)The two most impressive schools in the top ten are Ceibs and Columbia Business School. Both MBA programs made huge leaps in the finance sector year-over-year. Ceibs moved up 14 slots (23 to 9) while Columbia Business School moved up five slots (15 to 10). For the Chinese-based Ceibs, the considerable increase in salaries year-over-year had the most significant impact on their improved ranking with a $29,000 increase in pay between 2017 and 2018.Oxford Said, Dartmouth Tuck, and Kellogg Slip Out of Top 10As for who slipped out of the top ten in 2018, the schools ranked eighth, ninth, and tenth all moved lower this year—respectively the University of Oxford Said Business School, Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business, and Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.Tuck fell from 9th to 17th place with a decreased interest in finance careers of 9 percent (33 percent to 24 percent).Kellogg fell from 10th to 19th place with a 26 percent decrease in pre- and post-MBA salary (115 percent in 2017 VS. 85 percent in 2018).Oxford Said experienced the greatest fall year-over-year from 8th to 25th place in 2018. The lower rank is attributable to a massive decrease in the number of people who stayed in finance (82 percent to 53 percent), as well as a 26 point decrease in career progress rank (calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of company alumni are working for now compared to pre-MBA).To learn more about the latest Financial Times rankings, check out the FT article on how finance and banking are fighting against tech giants for MBA talent Last Updated May 10, 2018 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more

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