A disabled artistactivists project to make visi

first_imgA disabled artist-activist’s project to “make visible the human cost of austerity” in the run-up to tomorrow’s general election has visited the prime minister’s constituency, home to one of the most high-profile victims of his government’s austerity programme.Liz Crow’s We Are Figures project has seen her sculpt 650 figures out of river mud, one for every UK constituency and each linked to an individual story about a victim of austerity.And on Saturday (2 May), We Are Figures was in Witney, a constituency that is not only represented by the prime minister, but was also home to Mark Wood.Wood starved to death four months after he was found fit for work, and subsequently had his out-of-work disability benefits and housing benefit removed. Among those visiting the travelling exhibition of clay figures were members of the local Green party, of which Wood had been a member.At one point, there were UKIP, Green and Labour supporters in the We Are Figures van discussing the austerity stories at the same time.Lizzy Maries, a tour guide on the We Are Figures tour, said: “There was a lot of empathy. These were real stories that have happened to real people and that resonated with a lot of people.”She said that all of the visitors to the van in Witney – including Conservative party members – were “really respectful” to the project.She said: “So far, nobody has wanted to argue with us and say, ‘It’s not true, it’s all lies,’ although a lot of people do say, ‘We need austerity.’”Maries said she believed the exhibition would make some people think again about who they vote for.But she said that We Are Figures was not just about the election. “It’s also about keeping an eye on the people around you. It’s about the society we live in. It is about us as people creating a society that supports one another.“I definitely think that for a few people it will make them think. I also hope it will make them think past the election.”Pictured: The We Are Figures van outside David Cameron’s constituency office in Witneylast_img read more

GARY Wheeler expects to be back playing in around

first_imgGARY Wheeler expects to be back playing in around two to three weeks following the shoulder injury he sustained on Good Friday.The 21-year-old was felled late and high by Wigan’s Ryan Hoffman in the match and has sat out ever since.A popped AC joint was the diagnosis and following successful surgery and rehab, Wheels has targeted the week after the Challenge Cup Quarter Final tie with Hull KR as his return.“I have been in full training for a few days now and will start full contact sessions next week,” he said. “It has been a frustrating time as I would like to get out there and play with the boys.“I don’t bear any malice to Hoffman; those plays are part of the game but he took me on the wrong side. I needed an operation to stabilise the joint.“I had a run of games at a couple of positions but I now need to get back in, find a position and cement that down.“We have a lot of good lads coming through, and a lot who haven’t played yet. It’s good that the older lads have a lot of confidence in the younger players too.“Yes, it’s been frustrating, but it’s also been good to see my mates getting a game and doing well.”He continued: “I would have liked to have been fit now but hopefully I will get a good run of games to the end of the season. I know I have had bad luck with injuries, whether that is bad luck, or my body and age, I don’t know. It has been hard but I am confident in my ability.”last_img read more

SUPER League Grand Finalwinning coach Brian McCle

first_imgSUPER League Grand Final-winning coach Brian McClennan is returning to the UK to coach the Exiles in the 2013 International Origin Game against England.The New Zealander led the Exiles – a team comprising the cream of overseas talent drawn from Super League – to victory in the inaugural Origin fixture in 2011 and jumped at the chance to pit his wits against England at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, on Friday June 14.McClennan, who coached Leeds Rhinos to Super League Grand Final success in 2008 and 2009, said he was delighted to be re-joining the Exiles.“The Origin game is a fantastic concept and with the Rugby League World Cup on the horizon this year’s match is going to have more riding on it than ever before,” said McClennan. “It’s a hugely important fixture for England as they look towards the World Cup and for all the Kiwi and Aussie boys in Super League it has special meaning.“Many of them know that they aren’t going to be considered for rep footy when they sign for a Super League club and the Exiles gives them that chance. I had a great time two years ago, it was a lot of fun for everyone involved with the Exiles and I’m looking forward to replicating the spirit we had in camp in 2011.”McClennan coached New Zealand Warriors in the NRL last year, when the Exiles drew a two-match series against England with Daniel Anderson as their coach.“I saw the games last year and they were terrific spectacles,” added McClennan. “One match is just about right and I think we’ll see even more intense competition this time. We get all the televised Super League games on TV down here in New Zealand and I have been impressed by what I’ve seen.“England have more depth now than they’ve ever had and that can only be a good thing for Steve McNamara: there are also a lot of very talented overseas players in the competition and I know the chance to play for the Exiles will see them up their game.”McClennan will begin putting together his backroom staff over the next few weeks with a series of announcements scheduled between now and the International Origin Game on Friday June 14 (8pm).Tickets for the 2013 International Origin Game, England v Exiles at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington, are now on sale from £20 adults, £15 concession, £10 children. To purchase tickets please call the RFL Ticket office on 0844 856 1113 or visit www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uklast_img read more

2018 has been a special one already with Head Coac

first_img2018 has been a special one already with Head Coach Justin Holbrook marshalling his team to 24 wins in the Betfred Super League to date.And the latest – a 38-12 victory over Hull FC – was a special one indeed as it not only gave Saints the League Leaders’ Shield but featured no less than 12 Academy products in the 17 man squad.We’re proud of this achievement and we know you are too.As we look towards 2019, we want to continue this ethos.Our squad has already been strengthened further with the additions of NRL stars Joseph Paulo and Kevin Naiqama to complement our already strong core of experienced players and young guns.We want you to continue the journey with us and Memberships for the 2019 season are now on sale.We have again expanded your exclusive benefits, and now that the Super League structure has been confirmed, Memberships will cover 14 home games in 2019.You can also make your Membership a simple monthly payment with our very popular Direct Debit plan. Each season lots of fans take advantage of this to pay for their Membership over ten months to spread the cost.Alternatively, you can also take up an eight or six month package later on in the off-season.For example a West Stand renewal for an adult would equate to just £25.06 per month.And an ‘adult and child’ in the Family Stand would be just £27.49 per month.Your Membership covers all Saints’ Betfred Super League home games and to discover Benefits, Prices and more here www.saintsrlfc.com/membershipsWe are Saints and Proud.#saintsandproud,As we look towards 2019, we want to continue this ethos.Our squad has already been strengthened further with the additions of NRL stars Joseph Paulo and Kevin Naiqama to complement our already strong core of experienced players and young guns.We want you to continue the journey with us and Memberships for the 2019 season are now on sale.We have again expanded your exclusive benefits, and now that the Super League structure has been confirmed, Memberships will cover 14 home games in 2019.You can also make your Membership a simple monthly payment with our very popular Direct Debit plan. Each season lots of fans take advantage of this to pay for their Membership over ten months to spread the cost.Alternatively, you can also take up an eight or six month package later on in the off-season.For example a West Stand renewal for an adult would equate to just £25.06 per month.And an ‘adult and child’ in the Family Stand would be just £27.49 per month.Your Membership covers all Saints’ Betfred Super League home games and to discover Benefits, Prices and more here www.saintsrlfc.com/membershipsWe are Saints and Proud.#saintsandproudlast_img read more

Parts of Pender County under boil water notice

first_imgROCKY POINT, NC (WWAY) — Pender County Utilities Water customers in the central and western areas of Pender County are experiencing periods of low pressure or outages due to a water main break along east Montague Road.This may continue for the next 8 to 10 hours until approximately 10:00 p.m.- Advertisement – “Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system,” said Bryan McCabe, interim public utilities director. “The Rocky Point/Topsail Water System and the NC Division of Water Resources advise when water is restored, consumers boil all water used for human consumption,”This includes water used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation.If customers do not boil water, they are advised to use bottled water.Related Article: Brunswick County declares conservation alertThe affected areas include NC Highway 11 (Willard), along Highway 117 from the Duplin County Line south to the New Hanover County line, and west of Highway 117 to US 421 served by Pender County Utilities, known as the Rocky Point/Topsail Water & Sewer District.Water service will be returned to customers as soon as possible.Vigorous boiling for 1- minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.For more information, call Pender County Utilities at 910-259-1570.last_img read more

Surf City man killed in weather related crash

first_img Officers arrived and found a car that had been in the water for some time. Rescuers were able to get the car out of the canal.Police say they found Dax Christopher Baker, 20, of Surf City, dead inside the vehicle.Detectives believe the weather was a contributing factor in the crash.Related Article: Police: Two victims identified in Surf City fatal crashThe crash is still under investigation. Snow and ice covers Broadway Street in Surf City, where a car ran into the canal on January 4, 2017 (Photo: WWAY) SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) — Early this morning, Surf City Police pulled a car out of canal and found a man inside.Police say around 1:45 a.m., they responded to a call of a submerged vehicle at the end of Broadway Street.- Advertisement – last_img

Gov Cooper to deliver keynote address during MLK Commemoration

first_img Now, 50 years later, a coalition of Wilmington civic, and non-profit, and religiousleaders is organizing an event to remember Dr. King’s final days and to imagine howhis life and the nation’s history  might be different if he had kept to his originalschedule.On Wednesday, the anniversary of Dr. King’s death, the public is invitedto gather in the gym of Williston Middle School where Dr. King would have spoken.The program will feature music of the Civil Rights Era, video footage of theassassination, and clips from his famous “Mountaintop” speech.Related Article: North Carolina continues to rebuild six months after Hurricane FlorenceGovernor Roy Cooper will give a speech in regard to Dr. King and his life’swork.“We believe that the 50 Year Commemoration event will be a wonderfulopportunity for the Wilmington community, in all its diversity, to gather under oneroof and celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,”says New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David. “Dr. King’s life and legacyrepresents a moral high point in America’s recent history that has inspired people allover the world, and can serve to further unify our community.”David co-chairs the MLK Commemoration Commission, along with Bertha B.Todd, a retired New Hanover County educator who worked at Williston High School during Dr. King’s assassination.The 50 Year Commemoration begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and the Wilmington Police Department will be on hand to help with crowd management. No weapons or large bags are allowed at this event.You can learn more about the 50 Year Commemoration here. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The night that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis,Tennessee, he was scheduled to be in Wilmington.The civil rights leader was to speak at Williston High School that night to headline a voter registration drive, but was persuaded to remain in Memphis another day in support of that city’s sanitation workers’ strike.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Whiteville men plead guilty in Lumberton PNC Bank robbery

first_img Around 3:30 p.m. on January 23, 2018, Young and Vaughn and two co-conspirators entered the bank and held bank employees and a customer at gunpoint.They stole more than $40,000.They were in the bank for approximately 10 minutes.Related Article: Woman who called 911 about suspicious person accused of setting fire to homeWhen Lumberton police responded, they saw a gray Saturn, matching witnesses description, near the bank.Police began chasing the car.The DOJ says Vaughn was the getaway driver and Young was in the back passenger seat. During the pursuit, the robbers fired their weapons at law enforcement, hitting six Lumberton police cars and a Robeson County Sheriff’s Office vehicle.At one point, while the Saturn was stopped, Vaughn fired shots at law enforcement. Young also fired shots.At a convenience store in Lumberton, Young jumped out of the vehicle and ran off.Vaughn continued to drive through Columbus County, where the vehicle was abandoned, and the remaining three men escaped into the woods.The following day, approximately thirty hours after the robbery, Vaughn was located by a homeowner in Lumberton. He was wet and cold, and was wearing the same clothing that was captured on the bank surveillance video.Young was arrested during a traffic stop on January 25. Both men confessed to law enforcement about their roles in the robbery.Vaughn faces a sentence of not less than 20 years and up to life along with a fine up to $500,000 and up to 5 years of supervised release at sentencing.Young faces a sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life along with a fine up to $500,000 and up to 5 years of supervised release at sentencing.Daquan Madrid Pridgen and Demetris Sean Robinson have also been charged in connection with this case and their cases are pending. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings SOUTHEASTERN NC (WWAY) — Two of the men who robbed the PNC Bank in Lumberton in January pleaded guilty in federal court today.According to a news release from the Department of Justice, Rashad Davonte Young, 27, and Jeramie Ross Vaughn, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of bank robbery and one count of discharging a firearm in furtherance of a bank robbery.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Sahara Pitas Subs celebrates its last day before owner retires

first_img “It’s a piece of history going away from Ogden. This is probably one of the oldest places here and so much has been built up around here in recent years and it’s kind of hard to see it go,” said long-time customer Doug Stanford.Stanford has been coming to Sahara Pitas and Subs since the 1980s. The little family-owned restaurant will close it’s doors as the owner is set to retire.“I’m feeling all the customers’ appreciation and it’s just overwhelming. I’m grateful for the support this community gave me over the last 37 years and I enjoyed every bit of it,” said Bahouth.Related Article: More than 5,600 people without power in New Hanover CountyBahouth says it has been 37 years of joy. He says he has seen generations grow up here.People say it was more than just a place to get some authentic food.“We’d come over here for lunch and we just got to know him really well over the years and always enjoyed him. It was good food. It was great food, great friends, great people,” said Stanford.Great food enjoyed by customers like Stanford from right across the street, to visitors from across the country.“Muscatine, Iowa. It’s 1,800 and something miles. 1,182. We just had to stop here. It’s our favorite place to eat,” said Karen Morgan.What’s next for Bahouth?“I don’t have any plans. I’m just going to try to enjoy life and do the things I’ve been missing out on for the last many years that I’ve been here,” said Bahouth.The restaurant was packed for it’s last day with customers saying their goodbyes. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s the end of an era for the one long standing restaurant in Ogden. Sahara Subs and Pitas celebrated it’s last day on Saturday.“It’s been a roller coaster for the last two weeks, but all good things come to an end,” said owner Edwin Bahouth.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Lidl US announces plans for new Wilmington store location

first_imgInside of Lidl grocery store (Photo: Lidl US/Facebook) ARLINGTON, VA – Virginia-based grocery store chain Lidl US announced Friday plans to launch dozens of stores across the East Coast including one in Wilmington.In a press release, Lidl US announced plans to open 25 new stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia by spring of 2020.- Advertisement – “We are committed to long-term growth in the United States and always strive to locate in the most convenient locations for our shoppers,” said Johannes Fieber, CEO of Lidl US. “These new stores are part of the next steps in our U.S. expansion. Over the next year, we are excited to introduce more customers to Lidl’s award-winning quality, reliably low prices, and convenient shopping experience.”The Lidl store is set to come in along Eastwood Road. This is not the first time Lidl has announced a pending store location in Wilmington. Roughly three years ago, the discount store chain settled on a location along S. 17th street.In 2018, the store was sued by the developer of that site saying Lidl failed to follow through with its plan to build stores in Wilmington, Charlotte and Cary.Related Article: Earth Fare holding job interviews in Wilmington through SaturdayThis moves comes with some closures of stores across the state. Lidl announced that it will also close two stores in Rockingham and Kinston, North Carolina this summer. All employees there will be given the opportunity to relocate and work at other stores within Lidl’s growing markets according to Lidl officials.Earlier this week, Lidl also announced it will hold a hiring event to fill around 100 new positions at its regional headquarters and distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina.last_img read more

Residential fire leaves man fighting for his life

first_img SharePrint Christoph SchwaigerChristoph Schwaiger A 24-year-old Mali national is fighting for his life after he was caught in a fire at a residence in Msida on Friday.In a press release, the Police explained that the incident happened at around 10pm in Triq Antonio Bosio. District police that were called on site found out that a 26-year-old man originating from the Ivory Coast and the Mali national suffered damage from the fire and the fumes.Civil Protection was also called on site to assist. The two injured men were taken to Mater Dei Hospital by ambulance where the 24-year old was certified to be suffering from serious injuries whilst the 26-year-old was certified to be suffering from light wounds.Police investigation is ongoing.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

45 patients hospitalised for over 20 years at Mount Carmel – Fearne

first_imgIn Mount Carmel Hospital (MCH), 45 patients have been hospitalised for 20 years or more.This was stated by the Minister for Health Chris Fearne during a Parliamentary session. It was said as a response to a question asked by Parliamentary Member Mario Galea.It was stated that as of June 20th, of the 388 patients present in MCH, 52 patients have been hospitalised for more than 5 years, 47 patients for more than ten years, while 45 patients have been hospitalised for 20 years or more.Read: “Mount Carmel Hospital only provides 10% of mental health services”The Clinical Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry within the Ministry for Health, Anton Grech, said that Mount Carmel Hospital offers only 10% of the mental health services available. Grech also explained that stigma persists around those who seek help and are admitted to Mount Carmel Hospital.Read: “Unsafe parts at Mount Carmel have been evacuated” – FearneGrech added that the service provided at the hospital is good despite the conditions of the hospital, saying that MCH is not just a building.In April, Fearne had stated that the reconditioning of two wards that had been deemed to be unsafe was the first step for a general Mount Carmel Hospital revamp.If you are feeling sad, anxious or depressed, and would like to see help you can contact the following organisations: Kellimni.com, Aġenzija Sapport, Sedqa, OASI Foundation, l-Assoċjazzjoni Maltija għas-Saħħa Mentali, l-Assoċjazzjoni Maltija tal-Infermiera Psikjatriċi, and Richmond Foundation.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

July records highest number of people disposing of waste wrongly – ERA

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> Raġel għaddej b’tarbija minn qalb boroż taż-żibel u ħmieġ fi triq ewlenija f’Ruma (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.)Raġel għaddej b’tarbija minn qalb boroż taż-żibel u ħmieġ fi triq ewlenija f’Ruma (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.) During the first half of July, officials from the Environment & Resources Authority (ERA) caught 35 people taking out their waste on wrong dates or timings, constituting a new record. So far this year, the highest number of perpetrators were encountered in February, when 32 people were caught red-handed by ERA’s officials. During the first half of this month, 21 people were spotted breaking the law in Gozo; 13 in Marsalforn and eight in Xlendi. In the preceding months this year, only five people were caught red-handed in Gozo. Those caught breaking the law in Gozo this year were both residents and restaurant owners. In the past two weeks, nine people were also caught in Qawra and Bugibba, another four in Luqa and one in Marsaskala. ERA’s Compliance and Enforcement Directorate has issued a number of fines during the past couple of weeks. In cases where waste is not handled according to the indicated schedules, €150 fines are issued. Around 14 ERA officials do the rounds across the islands during the day, late in the evening and during the night. Administrative fines are issued when people are caught in the act of taking out waste in erroneous ways. The Authority would like to take this opportunity to encourage the public to respect dates and timings related to waste handling; and that it is every citizen’s duty to respect the rules laid down by the law in this regard. WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

Pope calls for an Apostolate of Prevention to protect minors

first_img SharePrint Pope Francis recording the video message sent to the course participantsPope Francis recording the video message sent to the course participants Participants in a month-long course held at the Pontifical University of Mexico received an unexpected surprise when in their third week learning methods to prevent the sexual abuse of minors, Pope Francis sent a video message encouraging their efforts to protect the Church’s vulnerable members.Pope Francis said in his message that the Church must work tirelessly to prevent minors from being sexually abused.The course is important because all minors need to be protected, said the Pope, “so that no one – not a single person – abuse them. That no one might keep them from coming to Jesus.”“Any person – be they a religious, lay person, bishop, or any person – who prevents a child from coming to Jesus must be stopped in his attitudes, corrected if we are in time, or punished if there is a crime involved,” he added.‘Apostolate of prevention’In the message which was also released by Vatican News, Pope Francis also drew what he said was an admittedly rough comparison with drug abuse.When a person has fallen into drug addiction, the Pope said, it takes extreme amounts of personal energy to get out of that situation. Prevention, on the other hand, is more effective and requires less effort.Pope Francis said the core question examined by the protection of minors course is how to prevent children from being abused.The answer, he said, is to carry out an “apostolate of prevention”. Prevention is important, he insisted, “because we never know where a child will be abused.”Protection of Minors The protection of minors course has seen participants meet with victims of sexual abuse, listen to their stories, and learn from them.Those taking part are Catholics in leadership positions in the Church, including vicars general of religious congregations and dioceses, seminary directors, and psychologists.Fr. Daniel Portillo, the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Formation for the Protection of Minors which organized the 1-26 July course, told ACI Prensa that the Pope’s message came as an encouragement during the most intense part of the initiative.“If intervention does not go hand in hand with prevention,” noted Fr. Portillo, “things cannot work with the proper clarity needed to advance a safety code for the protection of our children.”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

The Nokia C3 – Great messenging device on a modest budget

first_imgAdvertisement HighlightsQWERT keyboardThe full keyboard is a joy to use even for us with large thumbs. Typing SMS and email is easy and even fun. Impressive battery lifeI managed to squeeze out 4 days from a single battery charge. The 4 days included some Pakalast calls, web browsing, playing games and … wait for it … an entire photoshoot. Apart from the day to day photos, I had to take individual photos of an entire church choir and my camera was conveniently missing in action.   – Advertisement – Wi-fiIt was a very wise decision to have WiFi in the C3. Nokia had to sacrifice a lot of stuff to get the price so low, thank God for they kept Wi-Fi. You will be able to make significant savings on data costs by making use of Wi-Fi.DesignWe got a Hot Pink version of the Nokia C3, but it is also available in Slate Grey and Golden White. The front and the battery cover are Hot Pink while the rest of the phone is black.The Micro USB port and MicroSD slot are on the left, the charging port and the 3.5mm audio jack are on top. It has two programmable softkeys, which I left in “Go to” and “Names”,  4 way navigation key, select button, “Yes” and “No” buttons, and then 2 dedicated buttons for one touch access to Communities and Messenging.The QWERTY keyboard is well spaced and easy to use, after you learn how to unlock the keypad! Many people who have touched it have had to ask me to do it for them.CommunicationIt seems like the Nokia C3’s life goal is to keep you in touch as it comes with many features to achieve that goal. It comes with an inbuilt Nokia browser and the Opera Mini for the web, and you have the option of using EDGE/GPRS or Wi-Fi. I found the Wi-Fi rather brilliant for Nokia to have included in such a device because the EDGE can get expensive with the live feeds and updates, email and everything.The Nokia C3 has an inbuilt Communities application which integrates your Facebook and Twitter accounts into your mobile. You get live updates right on your home screen, you will never miss a single status update or tweet .Then there is the email which also worked quite impressively. It allows you to add up to 20 personal accounts. I added my PC Tech email, Ovi, Yahoo and Gmail accounts, and I was able to have my email with me everywhere I went. You can chat with friends on Windows Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi Chat. It works like a charm.The communities and Email applications have got dedicated buttons that will have the app up and running instantly.Ease of UseThe C3 is very easy to use, especially if you are used to other Nokia devices. You will need a few minutes of getting used to it, but you will not need to read the manual to use it. I however recommend that you actually read the manual whenever you buy a mobile phone or any other device at that, because the manual contains a lot of information which the manufacturer felt is important for you to know.Overall, this is a great communication device on a rather modest budget. It is worth every cent you pay for it and much more. I would recommend any day.last_img read more

Facebook and Stream Music Online

first_imgAdvertisement “Many of the most popular music services around the world are integrated with Facebook and we’re constantly talking to our partners about ways to improve these integrations,” the Facebook spokesman said in response to an AFP inquiry.“Specific to Spotify, we consistently point to their product as one of the best examples of using Facebook to provide people with a rich social experience.”Facebook members can already use an application to share with friends what songs they are listening to at Spotify. – Advertisement – A Forbes story based on unnamed sources reported that Facebook is testing a service that would allow songs from Spotify’s vast library of music to be streamed to members of the social network.Facebook is not out to get into music or film businesses but it is working with companies that create entertainment content to make their services more social, Zuckerberg said at a G8 forum in Paris.“I hope we can help those companies become more social,” Zuckerberg said.“We’re going to see a lot of the transformation in these industries over the next three, five years that we have with gaming so far.”Titles such as “FarmVille” by Zynga, made for play online with friends at Facebook, are part of a hot “social games” trend and Zuckerberg said that similar potential exists with news, music and films.“People listen to music with friends, you read news and discuss it with friends,” Zuckerberg said.“These industries can be rebuilt from the ground up with social,” he continued. “The opportunities when you make these companies social are a lot bigger than they are (in their current form).”Early this month, Swedish music streaming service Spotify launched an application enabling users to synchronize playlists and songs purchased through its service with Apple’s iPod, a clear challenge to Apple’s iTunes.The young Swedish company had previously focused solely on online streaming.Founded in 2006, Spotify is one of the world’s largest streaming websites and is available only in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Britain, France, Spain and the Netherlands because of copyright issues.The company announced in March it reached one million paying users. It currently has around seven million users of its free version, the company’s chief product officer Gustav Soederstroem told news agency TT.Source:news.yahoo.comlast_img read more

Rwanda MTN Locks Horns With Tigo in New Round of Data Price

first_imgAdvertisement Keen on cashing in on Rwandatel’s woes, MTN Rwanda is serious in taking up more of the market share within data segment.However, it has to contend with efforts by new kid on the block Tigo Rwanda to jostle for a piece of the largely untapped but lucrative data market.Consequently, part of the price wars by both operators can be seen through the launch of promotional packages involving lower mobile internet prices. – Advertisement – Late last month, MTN Rwanda introduced a new promotion dubbed “Unlimited Data”.MTN says that the new promotion scheduled to run till June 23 this year, will be open for both 3G/EDGE customers and Wi-Fi users so that usage for the subscriber is seamless, as users can access it via their phone, modem or Wi-Fi enabled device such as laptops.“This offer is available for prepaid customers. The offer is valid as per the package selected from the day activated to the day of expiry”, a press release sent by MTN to Business Times states. “Unlimited Data” which MTN says excludes MTN staff and other providers such as “tuvugane” and village phone, comes in three different packages; 1 day unlimited mobile internet worth Rwf1,000, or a 7day package going for Rwf6,500 and lastly a 30 day package worth Rwf 21,000.MTN’s promotion comes days after Tigo Rwanda launched its data promotion dubbed “SmartBrowse”. In the offer, Tigo users can save up to 70 percent of their surfing expenditure depending on which package they choose.“The bigger the package, the bigger the discount. There are five packages to choose from”, a statement from Tigo to Business Times says adding that, ” each of them provides a different amount of megabytes that suit the customer’s browsing needs”.The Tigo offer price ranges from Rwf 125 for a one day 5MB solution to a Rwf 10,000 a week 1.5 GB offer.Tigo further says that the new packages can be used by any platform or device be it a mobile smart phone, or modem on a client’s laptop or even an i-pad.In the Tigo offer, if the subscriber wants a package that lasts more than a day, a weekly solution can be accessed that comes with 1.5GB of browsing.allafrica.comlast_img read more

Rice political scientist available to comment on limitation of federal oversight of

first_imgFacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareEXPERT ALERTDavid Ruth612-702-9473david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduRice political scientist available to comment on limitation of federal oversight of Voting Rights ActHOUSTON — (July 25, 2013) — Following last month’s Supreme Court decision limiting the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Attorney General Eric Holder today announced that the Justice Department would ask a court to require Texas to get permission from the federal government before making voting changes for the next decade. Rice University political scientist Robert Stein is available to discuss Holder’s decision.“Section 3 of the voting rights act may in fact provide a way of getting around the court’s decision to strike down the preclearance requirement of section 5,” Stein said. “States that are now absolved of following a preclearance requirement like Texas can be required to clear any of their proposed changes in election law if a judge finds cause for an adverse effect under the Voting Rights Act.”Stein is an expert on voting behavior, urban politics and public policy; his publications have appeared in a wide range of scholarly journals. Stein’s current research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and examines the impact of the federal aid system on the electoral trajectories of officeholders at both the subnational and congressional levels. Other research by Stein examines collective action among metropolitan area governments and voting behavior.To schedule an interview with Stein, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at 612-702-9473 or david@rice.edu.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news-network.rice.edu/news.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Robert Stein biography: http://bakerinstitute.org/personnel/fellows-scholars/rstein/Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU. If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005last_img read more

Metro News Notes Avoiding Fake News Forte In Seattle and More

first_imgHow Business Leaders Learn To Spot Global Trends And Avoid Fake News | ForbesForbes contributor Matt Symonds recently wrote about how business leaders, including business schools, need to be completely up-to-date in the ever-changing geopolitical landscape, which greatly affects them. Symonds writes of the recent Labour surge in the snap election in the UK, to last year’s Brexit vote and of course the election of President Donald Trump here in the U.S—three massive political events largely missed by the media class.“It’s not so much about teaching Geopolitics 101, but instead teaching students how to use this knowledge to understand and anticipate global trends, which can be tricky,” Dr. Robert Falkner, Academic Director of the TRIUM Executive Global MBA program, at the London School of Economics, told Symonds. And there’s nothing to say that more rash political uncertainty isn’t on the immediate horizon.Read more of Symonds story here …Seattle’s First Female MBA Conference Held by Forte Foundation | The DailyThe vaunted Forté Foundation made its way to Seattle for the very first time on June 16 and 17, filling the Westin Seattle with more than 600 established business leaders, entrepreneurs and more. Officially hosted by a little-known Seattle enterprise called Amazon, the event was established to build a foundation for helping women achieve more successful careers.“For college students, it’s all about being career ready,” said Mariska Morse, vice president of marketing and operations at Forte Foundation. “Sometimes in college, it’s like you don’t know what you don’t know. So, our job is to expose our audience with 80 thousand members of Forte to help them understand the different possibilities, [and] what are the career tracks out there.”Bringing women into more successful career levels, Morse notes, is not simply about getting them into the traditional business fields, but in some not-so-traditional ones as well. “Business is not only about banking,” she said.Read more about the recent Seattle Forte Foundation event here …Temple Experts: Why MBA Grads Need Much More Than Technical Skills | Philadelphia Business JournalWith the number of business student graduates generally increasing, experts are beginning to believe that young employees need more unconventional training. In a recent piece with the Philadelphia Business Journal, contributing writers Lonni Romirowsky Gajer and Dennis Paris note that, “Hiring managers have expressed satisfaction with the technical skills MBA graduates bring to the table, but many agree that recent graduates are not meeting expectations when it comes to key personal-effectiveness and workplace competencies. Communication, interpersonal-teaming skills, and critical thinking—often referred to as soft skills—are a few areas that recruiters and human resource executives find lacking in “new to workforce” (NTWF) employees.”Finding measured competence and oft-spoken soft skills are not easily identifiable, the two write, in the way that things like a GPA or GMAT scores may be. They then point to a joint effort with human resources, citing another recent Philadelphia Business Journal article from Charity Hughes, Ph.D., SPHR and President of Philadelphia’s Regional Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (Philly SHRM). She suggests, “clearly defined competency levels achieved with official graduate transcripts” as well as “a report-card system that enables employers to provide feedback to secondary and postsecondary schools on levels of competencies evidenced by new graduate employees.”Read more from Gajer and Paris and how Fox Temple is helping prepare graduates for the workforce here … Metro News & Notes: Avoiding Fake News, Forte In Seattle and More About the AuthorMatthew KormanMatthew Korman is the Managing Editor of MetroMBA. Since graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism and political science, Matthew has worked as a music industry writer and promoter, a data analyst, and with numerous academic institutions. His works have appeared in publications such as NPR and Sports Illustrated.View more posts by Matthew Korman Good morning and happy Friday!Here are a few stories you may have missed from the week that was … Last Updated Jun 23, 2017 by Matthew KormanFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail 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 RelatedIvey Professor Honored, and More – Toronto NewsProfessors from some of the Toronto metro’s finest business schools have littered (definitely not literally, in the case of environmental education pioneer Tima Bansal) news headlines this week. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights. Ivey Professor Tima Bansal Honored for Innovative Teaching – News@Ivey Tima Bansal, professor at Western…May 24, 2018In “Featured Home”Quacquarelli Symonds Ranks George Washington Online MBA Program 12th World-WideAccording to a press release on the school website, the George Washington University School of Business Online MBA program placed 12th in a recent ranking of the best “distance-learning programs” in the world. The list was crafted by QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global provider of specialist higher education and career…March 3, 2016In “Featured Region”Johns Hopkins MBA Rankings: A Comprehensive OverviewThe Johns Hopkins name carries quite a bit of clout in the academic world. Known for being the premier research university of the Baltimore Metro and the first of its kind in the nation, Johns Hopkins University — commonly known as Hopkins or JHU — is made up of two…April 4, 2016In “Featured Home”last_img read more

Temple Fox Axes Online MBA Director After Rankings Fallout

first_img Weeks after the Temple University Fox School of Business announced the forced resignation of its long-time Dean Moshe Porat, reformed to its approach to its ranking system, and the hiring of Interim Dean Ronald C. Anderson, the Philadelphia metro business school has announced the departure of its Online MBA Academic Director Darin Kapanjie.Kapanjie, according to The Philly Inquirer, has been officially replaced by Fox Assistant Professor of Finance Bora Ozkan. The news was officially revealed by Anderson in a faculty-wide email, but it was not confirmed whether Kapanjie was forced to resign or not.“Kapanjie said it was a joint decision for him to leave the leadership position. ‘Given recent events, we felt it was best,’ he said.”Kapanjie, speaking with the Inquirer, maintained that he “did not have anything to do with the misreporting of data,” in regards to the fallout with U.S. News & World Report. Anderson, in the email, emphasized the inclusion of Ozkan, rather than the departure of Kapanjie. He says:“’Dr. Ozkan’s background and approach to education, as well as his experience teaching in the online M.B.A. program, make him well-suited for this role,’ Anderson wrote.”Stay tuned for more information on the story as it continues to unfold. Last Updated Aug 23, 2018 by Matthew KormanFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorMatthew KormanMatthew Korman is the Managing Editor of MetroMBA. Since graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism and political science, Matthew has worked as a music industry writer and promoter, a data analyst, and with numerous academic institutions. His works have appeared in publications such as NPR and Sports Illustrated.View more posts by Matthew Korman RelatedBREAKING: Temple Fox Announces New Interim Dean Ronald C. AndersonJust two weeks after the resignation of longtime dean Moshe Porat, the Temple University Fox School of Business announced that Ronald C. Anderson, professor and chair of the Fox finance department, will become the school’s interim dean. Porat was forced to resign six months after the school’s rankings debacle with…July 23, 2018In “Featured Home”How Temple University’s Fox School Remains King of the Online MBA (UPDATED)UPDATE: Since the release of this article, U.S. News & World Report has removed the Fox School of Business from its 2018 Best Online MBA ranking for reporting falsified application information. This article does not reflect the changes in the ranking. The Temple University Fox School of Business Online MBA…January 23, 2018In “Featured Home”Temple, Carnegie Mellon Top U.S. News 2018 Online MBA RankingsThe annual U.S. News & World Report 2018 Online MBA rankings are officially in, with the Fox School of Business at Temple University, once again, taking the top honors. The Fox School of Business has owned the top honor for multiple years in a row, further cementing its case as not…January 9, 2018In “Featured Home”center_img regions: Philadelphia Temple Fox Axes Online MBA Director After Rankings Falloutlast_img read more