OUR new kit is once again made to the highest spec

first_imgOUR new kit is once again made to the highest specification to provide an exact and well delivered performance for supporters and players alike.Responding to fans’ feedback, the Official Licensed Jersey features a new and improved rugby replica fit. It is more tapered towards the bottom and the sleeves are a more tailored fit.This will offer a stylish and modern look whilst maintaining the comfort properties of the garment.The shirts are manufactured from O’Neills’ unique performance Koolite fabric which is breathable, cool and offers high wicking properties for enhanced wearer comfort.It also compromises antibacterial properties with good shape retention after multiple washing.A pro-playing jersey is also available in a skin-tight fit and is fully reinforced using a felled seam to withstand the toughest of treatment.Personalised silicone clear gripper is added to the finished garment in order to enhance ball retention in close tackle contact too.See the kit being made here.last_img read more

Shots fired at home and car in Whiteville

first_imgCOLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting at a home in Whiteville.According to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, it happened just after 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening in the 1900 block of Mill Pond Road. A home and a vehicle were damaged after someone fired multiple shots.- Advertisement – The sheriff’s office says five people were inside the home at the time, including a 3-year-old boy.  Not everyone inside the home at the time of the shooting lives there.Witnesses told deputies there were several men inside the suspect’s car. According to the incident report, three shell casings were found at the scene. Rounds and partial rounds were recovered from inside the home and pulled from the interior of the home.The sheriff’s office says no injuries were reported.last_img read more

UPDATE WPD responds to three shootings Sunday night

first_imgPHOTO: Andrew James/WWAY News WILMINGTON, NC – Wilmington Police are investigating three isolated shootings that occurred Sunday night.Officers responded to the 400 block of Bladen Street around 6:40 P.M. and found a victim with a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was 39-year-old Andrew Lige of Wilmington. He was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with severe injuries and had to undergo emergency surgery.- Advertisement – Approximately 10 minutes later, WPD responded to another shooting in the 400 block of Bess Street. The officers located Anthony Tindall, who suffered a gunshot wound to the hip. Tindall, 30 of Wilmington, was transported to NHRMC for his non-life threatening injury.Tindall has given police mixed information on the incident and is being an uncooperative witness.Officers responded to NHRMC around 8:30 P.M. where Keyon Goodman, 28 of Wilmington, entered the ER with a gunshot wound to the leg. Goodman told officers he was the victim of a drive by shooting in the 3000 block of Princess Place Drive.Related Article: Man accused of trying to kill uncle with macheteHowever, reports from witnesses contradict his story.The shootings are not believed to be random.Anyone with information on any of the incidents is asked to contact WPD at 910-343-3609 or use Text A Tip.last_img read more

Malpass Corner Elementary School teacher recognized as Teacher of the Week

first_img “That’s why I got into the profession because I had teachers that did that for me,” Latta said.A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, this Latta’s fourth year teaching at the Pender County school.“If you can use their names in the questions or use something they’re familiar with, whether its food, money or Pokémon cards, they’re going to be able to answer those questions a little bit more because they have that experience,” Latta said.Related Article: Pender County Schools closed to students until at least mid-OctoberOne thing that makes Latta an effective teacher is her ability to relate with each of her students.“I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for teachers I had in the past and I went to a school similar to Malpass Corner and I lived in an environment similar to theirs,” Latta said. “So its nice to make that connection and see myself in those students.”Among other things, the person who nominated Latta wrote, “My daughter has never been so excited to tell me what she has learned in school each day.”Due to Latta’s passion for teaching, we picked her as WWAY and Mattress and Furniture Liquidators’ ‘Teacher of the Week.’With the school being in a rural county with a diverse student population, Principal Avery Ellington says its important for educators to connect with their students.“She has really gone out and really embraced some of the project-based learning and inquiry-based learning and has been really trying to implement that into her classroom this year and it shows–I think that’s why you’re here,” Ellington said.While Latta’s grateful for the recognition, she credits her fellow teachers at the school for much of the success she’s had with her students.“Being a new teacher its all about the community and getting help from those more experienced than me,” Latta said.She also says the MCES staff really came together in the last six months following Hurricane Florence.“Our kids have been through a lot in the last couple of months and especially our teachers and we really come together as a family and without that we wouldn’t be able to do what we do,” she said. “We’ve definitely become a little stronger.”Certainly stronger by leaning on each other, both teachers and students, solving one problem at a time.Click here to nominate someone you know who is making a difference in the classroom. Each week’s ‘Teacher of the Week’ winner receives a $100 gift card. BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — Students at Malpass Corner Elementary School are learning math skills in creative ways like plotting their shoe sizes on a line plot and using it to analyze data.Its all part of Savanna Latta’s efforts to make learning about math in an engaging experience for her second-grade students.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Firefighter dog honored on anniversary of deadly Wilmington fire

first_imgFlags at the graveside for Captain William Ellerbrock and his trusty dog, Boss, in April 2019. (Photo: WFD) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Flags were laid at the graveside this week for a volunteer firefighter and his trusty dog to remember their heroism made more than a 100 years ago.Wilmington Fire Department shared the duo’s story Wednesday, marking the anniversary of a deadly fire that happened 139 years ago in downtown Wilmington.- Advertisement – In the late evening of April 10, 1880, a fire started at George Peck’s store at the corner of Front & Dock streets. Captain William Ellerbrock, a tugboat captain and volunteer fireman with the Howard Relief Fire Company, joined others in an effort to contain the fire.Flags at the graveside for Captain William Ellerbrock and his trusty dog, Boss, in April 2019. (Photo: WFD)Before fighting the fire, Ellerbrock asked a bystander to hold his dog, Boss, who went everywhere with the captain.WFD says as the fire intensified and the building collapsed. It was assumed everyone had left the building.Related Article: Firefighters to reach new heights with nearly $1.2M aerial truckThe next morning, Ellerbrock failed to show for breakfast, and his uncle began to search for him.Captain Ellerbrock was found badly burned, trapped by a heavy timber. Boss had reached him and tried to drag Ellerbrock to safety. The dog had pulled so hard that a portion of the coat was torn away and was found gripped in his jaws.Boss had died at the side of his master. His body was placed in a box and buried in the casket with Captain Ellerbrock.last_img read more

Gun and knife show owner pleads guilty to possessing firearms as a

first_img Despite Carraway’s status as a felon, officials said he continued to possess firearms and ammunition at his house.During a search of his Pamlico County home on September 2, 2017, officers found nine firearms and dozens of boxes of ammunition.They also found and seized 33 firearms from Caraway’s daughter house nearby.Carraway faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment and up to $250,000 in fines.The U.S. Attorney’s Office says this case is part of the Take Back North Carolina Initiative of The United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of North Carolina. (Photo: MGN Online) NEW BERN, NC (WWAY) — The owner of a gun and knife show who holds several events in Wilmington each year has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing firearms and ammunition while being a felon.According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Sherwood Watson Caraway, 62, of Merritt, North Carolina was convicted in federal court in 2005 of unlawfully dealing in firearms without a license.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Young boy fighting for his life falling fall from staircase

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> SharePrint A 6-year-old is fighting for his life at Mater Dei Hospital after he fell down a staircase in Żejtun.The young boy fell down the staircase at his home in Triq Ħaddara on Monday at around 7.35pm. At Mater Dei Hospital he was certified to be suffering from serious injuries.An inquiry led by Magistrate Grima has been opened.WhatsApplast_img

Economic growth generates enough revenue to address its own problems – Muscat

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> SharePrint Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that economic growth generates more problems, but also more revenue which can be used to address them.He said this during a meeting with social partners, noting that the discussion is no longer on just pay, but also on social well-being. He explained that issue now lies with management between spending time with family and earning enough money to be comfortable.READ: ‘Maltese economy in surplus for the third year running’ – SciclunaDespite this, Muscat went on to say that economic growth has lessened taxes, improved services, and improved infrastructure. He stated that he prefers these current problems, than the problems faced due to a bad economy.READ: Malta would be in deficit without the IIP – PDWhatsApplast_img read more

UN says Syria air strikes killed at least 100 civilians in past

first_imgAir strikes by the Syrian government and its allies on schools, hospitals, markets and bakeries have killed at least 103 civilians in the past 10 days, including 26 children, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said in a statement on Friday.“These are civilian objects, and it seems highly unlikely, given the persistent pattern of such attacks, that they are all being hit by accident,” Bachelet said, adding that the rising toll had been met with “apparent international indifference”.The government began its offensive against the rebel enclave in northwest Syria, the last area of active insurgent opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, at the end of April, saying it was responding to violations of a truce.Idlib and surrounding areas of the northwest were included in a “de-escalation” deal last year between Assad’s main ally Russia and Turkey, which backs some rebel groups, to reduce warfare and bombardment.Over the past three months, the offensive has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes or temporary shelters to seek refuge near the border with Turkey and has killed hundreds of civilians, according to war monitoring groups.Both the Syrian government and its Russian ally, whose air power has been critical to Damascus’ military gains in recent years, deny targeting civilians or civilian infrastructure.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

Oranges healthcare division seeks to harness ICTs in Africas healthcare delivery

first_imgAdvertisement In order to help address the continent’s healthcare challenges, Orange has unveiled several projects that utilise information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enhance medi-care delivery.Orange, through its healthcare division set up in 2007, has been teaming up with e-health and medical partners to focus on integration, communication and secure storage of medical data all in an effort to make medical services more accessible to the population.Speaking during the recent Mobile Health Conference in Nairobi, Telkom Kenya-Orange CEO Mickael Ghossein said that that e-health is a key pillar of the Orange Group’s “Conquest 2015” strategy through which the firm aims to expand its healthcare offering across more territories, particularly emerging markets where access to healthcare is a key issue. – Advertisement – “Through Orange Healthcare, we want to improve traditional healthcare systems to the benefit of the whole population. Currently, we’re helping to modernize the healthcare infrastructure as well as healthcare systems as a whole and also equip healthcare facilities with communications solutions,” said Ghossein.One of the projects is mPedigree, announced in April 2012, which detects whether drugs are genuine or not through the use of text messages. To find out whether the drug is genuine, the user types in a serial number on the medicine packet and sends it to a four-digit code which then generates a prompt response to show whether the drugs are genuine or not, at no cost.“Today counterfeit drugs represent up to 30 per cent of shipped drugs in developing countries according to the World Health Organisation. The initiative involves printing a unique verification code, which is hidden behind a scratchable surface layer, on each packet or bottle of medicine,” said Ghossein, adding that patients can then submit this code for free via SMS in order to automatically check the authenticity of the drug against a database managed in Europe by mPedigree’s partners.Ghana-based mPedigree is an international network which works with telecom operators and the pharmaceutical industry in Africa to enable patients and medical service providers confirm whether drugs are genuine through the use of SMS.“The partnership with mPedigree in Kenya is part of an ongoing strategic move that will see Orange launch a number of e-solutions designed to respond to market needs and offer greater convenience to customers. We are convinced that the medicine of tomorrow is a connected medicine in which the management of healthcare data and medical information play an essential role,” said Ghossein.The mPedigree service is currently used for two medicines – Flutrox (an antifungal drug) and Knac (an inflammatory analgesic or painkiller) and would be accessible to Telkom Orange’s 2.5 million subscribers.The launch of mPedigree in Kenya came at time when statistics from the Kenya’s National Quality Control Laboratories as well as the Pharmacy and Poisons Board indicate that an estimated 30 per cent of drugs in Kenya are counterfeit with their value being put at about $ 150 million (Kshs 13 billion).Globally, a 2007 World Health Organization (WHO) study reported that approximately 20,000 people lose their lives every year due to consumption of fake medicines, especially anti-malaria pills. The WHO report revealed that if such medicines were strictly checked and controlled for their quality, about a million lives would be saved annually.Other products launched in Africa to enhance healthcare delivery under Orange Healthcare are Mali’s Mobile Santé – a solution for tracking epidemiological data; Senegal’s computerized management of payments between healthcare professionals and supplemental insurance companies; a solution for quickly finding the nearest on-duty pharmacy in Ivory Coast and the  implementation of Connected Hospital concept in Mauritius. The other is the remote dermatology solution in Egypt.PC Tech Magazine is not responsible for information in this press release.last_img read more

Enhanced speeds come to Tanzania with Tigos 4G launch

first_imgAdvertisement DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, December 3, 2015/ — Tigo (http://www.Tigo.co.tz) subscribers in Tanzania can now enjoy the fastest internet connection following the unveiling of the company’s 4G LTE service in the country. The 4G LTE technology is about five times faster than the 3G technology currently available in the Tanzanian market.The 4G LTE network offers faster and higher speeds of data transfer, faster response times from the network and increased overall network capacity. It significantly enhances the customer experience for video streaming or conferencing and can accommodate more applications such as high definition content, video blogs, interactive games and video downloads on social networking sites.Commenting on the launch in a press conference in Dar es Salaam, Tigo Tanzania General Manager, Diego Gutierrez, lauded the 4G LTE as ‘the first of its kind in Africa’ and reiterated the telecom’s commitment in improving the quality and coverage of its network and bring world-class digital products and services to Tanzania. – Advertisement – In this East African country where digital infrastructure is steadily taking shape, the news on Tigo Tanzania’s 4G launch is sweet music to the ears of the country’s 67% of the population that, according to the Tanzania Communication Regulation Authority (TCRA), has mobile phones.The Tigo Tanzania 4G LTE means that Tigo customers will, unlike with the currently available 3G network, be able to surf at faster speeds, download content from the internet and make skype calls from their mobile phones and laptops. It will further enable Tigo customers to wade through high-data connection because it ensures real-time sharing of large files and media streaming. More so, it has a near-immediate delivery of time-sensitive data such as real-time interaction or transactions. [related-posts]“The Tigo 4G has been a God-sent to me because, unlike the 3G that I have been using before, I can now do video streaming without the video getting stuck; the network access has no buffering and the skype calls are much better and clearer”, says Isaac Ernest, a Social Communications Consultant based in Dar es Salaam.His comments were echoed by Hellen Elibariki, a Tour Guide based at the Northern Tanzanian tourism city of Arusha, popularly known as ‘the Geneva of Africa’; which has been the latest beneficiary of the Tigo 4G services.Says Ms Elibariki: “working in the tourism industry means I have local and international contacts that need fast and efficient communication. The Tigo 4G has really simplified my communication with my contacts because now am able to transfer large data faster, conduct clearer and seamless skype calls and give my contacts, especially prospective tourists, large amounts of up-to-the-minute information about our services and this has started boosting our business”.On his part, Gutierrez assured Tigo subscribers whose customer base currently stands at 10 million, that the telecom will continue offering more innovative and tailor-made digital services.Gutierrez said: “Tigo once again demonstrates its commitment to promote digital lifestyle transformation and its leadership in delivering cutting-edge technology and innovations in its market”. Early this year, the company announced an increased annual investment of US $ 120 million per year on infrastructure improvement and expansion which is 20% higher that Tigo’s annual spend in the past three years.Besides pioneering the 4G LTE, Tigo Tanzania boasts of several “firsts” in digital innovation technology. They include the first Facebook in Kiswahili (the country’s national language), Tigo-Pesa (mobile money) App for Adroid and iOs users, Tigo Music (Deezer), Tigo Back up and East Africa’s first cross-border money transfer with currency conversion.With a burgeoning middle-class that constitutes over two-thirds of the population and a GDP growth rate of 7.6%, the Tanzanian economy promises bright prospects for continued growth of the communications sector which at 20% annual growth rate is ranked as the fastest in the country’s economy.last_img read more

Ford to Have a Fully Autonomous Car by 2021

first_imgAdvertisement Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driver-less vehicle – no steering wheel, no pedals – on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services, with sales to consumers coming later.“This is a transformational moment in our industry and it is a transformational moment for our company,” said CEO Mark Fields, as he announced the plan Tuesday at Ford’s Silicon Valley campus in Palo Alto, California.Ford’s approach to the autonomous car breaks from many other companies, like Mercedes-Benz and Tesla Motors, which plan to gradually add self-driving capability to traditional cars. Just last month, BMW AG, Intel Corp. and the automotive camera maker Mobileye announced a plan to put an autonomous vehicle with a steering wheel on the road by 2021. – Advertisement – Instead, Ford is taking the same approach as Alphabet Inc.’s Google, which supports moving directly to self-driving cars once the technology is perfected.“We abandoned the stepping-stone approach of driver-assist technologies and decided we were going to take the full leap,” said Raj Nair, Ford’s chief technical officer.Nair says Ford will continue developing systems that assist the driver, like automatic emergency braking or lane departure warning. But he said semi-autonomous systems that can operate the car but then cede control back to the driver when an obstacle is encountered are actually dangerous in Ford’s view. Engineers couldn’t figure out how to make sure drivers stay engaged and ready to take over. So, Ford decided to remove the driver altogether.“We learned that to achieve full autonomy, we have to take a completely different path,” Nair said.Jeremy Carlson, a senior analyst with IHS Automotive, says he doesn’t know of another automaker that is taking Ford’s approach. But there are challenges either way, he said. Riders may have a hard time trusting fully autonomous cars, for example, but semi-autonomous cars can be dangerous because drivers may not understand what the vehicles can and cannot do.“I don’t think there’s going to be any one right answer,” he said.But Dillon Blake, senior director of business development for Runzheimer, a transportation consulting firm, says Ford’s approach could go wrong very quickly.“When you do it in steps, you get to make tweaks along the way. When you go all or bust, it’s like going ‘all in’ in Vegas,” Blake said.Ford’s vehicle will be specifically designed for commercial mobility services, like taxi companies, and will be available in high volumes. Ford says personal ownership of self-driving cars will come later.Ford didn’t say whether it would work with a ride-sharing partner or try to establish services on its own. Rival General Motors Co. has a partnership with the ride-hailing company Lyft and has also bought a self-driving software company called Cruise Automation.Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford also said it plans to double the staff at its Palo Alto research center by the end of next year to nearly 300 people. It will buy two more buildings next to its current building in order to expand its campus, Fields said.Ford will also make several investments and partnerships to speed its development of autonomous vehicles.[related-posts]Ford and Chinese search engine company Baidu will each invest $75 million in Velodyne, a company that makes laser sensors that help guide self-driving cars. Velodyne, based in Morgan Hill, California, says it will use the $150 million investment to expand design and production and reduce the cost of its sensors. Laser sensors – dubbed Lidar, which stands for light, detection and ranging – can also be used in conventional vehicles as part of driver assist systems.Ford said it has acquired Israel-based computer vision and machine learning company SAIPS for its expertise in artificial intelligence and computer vision. It also invested in Berkeley, California-based Civil Maps for its three-dimensional mapping capabilities.Ford has also formed a partnership with New York-based Nirenberg Neuroscience LLC, a machine vision company that has developed devices for restoring sight to patients with degenerative eye diseases.[Associated Press]last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City

first_img[dropcap]P[/dropcap]ass the sick bucket. Forgive me for counting the 9/2 winnings on the DRAW in the Man U v Sheffield U game yesterday. It was the very least I deserved for watching 90 minutes of a frankly dismal game. Two minutes to go and a silly penalty is conceded and the rest is history and a bad memory.Plenty of FA Cup action on Sunday but the headline BBC match is at White Hart Lane with Spurs taking on Leicester at 4pm.It’s being billed as the ‘Lineker Derby’ in recognition of the Match Of The Day’s presenters former clubs and the Star Sports specials team have come up with a special bet to mark the occasion…..Gary Lineker to use the phrase “romance of the FA Cup” within 10 minutes of the start of Match Of The Day Live at 4pm today on BBC1.Yes 2/1 No 4/11One result these two sides will be keen to avoid is a DRAW – otherwise the Monopolies and Mergers panel may be called in. They meet again in the Premier League on Wednesday and again it is at White Hart Lane.There’s been plenty of talk about Premier League sides playing weakened opposition (or ‘rotating the squad’ to be more politically correct) but in the case of this match you would have to think that either side will sacrifice a place in the 4th Round of the FA Cup for a win on Wednesday given their respective positions in the Premier League.Both sides are very much live in terms of a title challenge. Leicester, the surprise package of the season, sit just two points off leaders Arsenal and Spurs are just a further three points behind Leicester in fourth spot.The Foxes have been dealt a blow with the news that their top scorer and pivotal man Jamie Vardy has been ruled out because of injury. Jeff Schlupp and Matt James are also unavailable.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is also planning plenty of rotation but Mousa Dembele, Alex Pritchard and Clinton Njie all remain sidelined.Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester CityFA Cup 3rd Round16:00 BBC One / BBC One HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Aug 2015 PREMIER Leicester 1-1 TottenhamMar 2015 PREMIER Tottenham 4-3 LeicesterJan 2015 FA CUP Tottenham 1-2 LeicesterDec 2014 PREMIER Leicester 1-2 TottenhamJan 2006 FA CUP Leicester 3-2 TottenhamFeb 2004 PREMIERSHIP Tottenham 4-4 LeicesterOct 2003 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 1-2 TottenhamMay 2002 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 2-1 TottenhamFeb 2002 PREMIERSHIP Tottenham 2-1 LeicesterMay 2001 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 4-2 TottenhamSpurs look a little skinny at 8/13 so again I’m playing the DRAW option at 14/5 with Star Sports. It’s like a 180 minute match – the first half very level and then all guns fired on Wednesday.May the best team win. Forget the FA Cup, there’s plenty of romance left in the Premier League too.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK DRAW for 4 points at around 14/5 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 50.29 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more


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£25 FREE BET Barcelona v Liverpool

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Researcher at Rices Kinder Institute available to discuss Houstons transportation future

first_imgAddThis ShareEXPERT ALERTDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.eduResearcher at Rice’s Kinder Institute available to discuss Houston’s transportation futureHOUSTON – (May 6, 2015) – Could Houston reconnect its downtown grid? If a new Texas Department of Transportation plan for I-45 gets approved, midtown and downtown will look a lot more like they did in 1962. Kyle Shelton, a postdoctoral fellow for Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, discusses this potential transformation in a new blog and is available to speak with members of the media about Houston’s transportation future.Shelton noted that some of the proposed plans for the highway are quite dramatic, like removing the Pierce Elevated, building green spaces atop capped sections of downtown freeways and creating massive new interchanges for parallel freeways that mix managed lanes, main lanes and frontage roads to reach – in at least one section – 30-plus lanes across.“While these visions might appear to be the product of a sleep-deprived highway engineer’s late-night inspiration, there’s more to them than that,” Shelton said. “They’re a mashup of urbanist desires – highway teardowns and connective green spaces – with the realities of living in a sprawling metropolitan area that uses massive new highways to confront traffic.”These are just a few of the many changes TxDOT is proposing for a rebuilt I-45 and downtown highway system in Houston. The current project, which has been in the planning stages for more than a decade, intends to give a serious facelift to I-45 from Beltway 8 through downtown.“TxDOT’s proposed plans importantly move the agency away from its traditional approach to improving urban highways: widening and decking existing roads,” Shelton said. “While many such projects, like the building of express and high occupancy vehicle lanes, have proven successful in Houston, building ever-larger freeways is not a durable solution for either financial or sustainability reasons. Innovative solutions, such as those proposed for I-45, offer the chance to envision a new future for Houston’s mobility network.”Shelton’s blog is available at http://kinder.rice.edu/Shelton050415/. More information on Shelton is available at http://bit.ly/1paLdQg.Rice University has a VideoLink ReadyCam TV interview studio. ReadyCam is capable of transmitting broadcast-quality standard-definition and high-definition video directly to all news media organizations around the world 24/7.To arrange an interview with Shelton, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.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 3,888 undergraduates and 2,610 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 is ranked among some of the top schools for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” click here.last_img read more

Need graphene Grab a saw

first_imghttp://news.rice.edu/files/2017/07/0731_WOOD-1-WEB-1nmax4o.jpegThis Rice University athletics logo is made of laser-induced graphene on a block of pine. Rice scientists used an industrial laser to heat the wood and turned its surface into highly conductive graphene. The material could be used for biodegradable electronics. (Credit: Tour Group/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2017/07/0731_WOOD-2-WEB-24hg74t.jpgScanning electron microscope images show pristine pine at top and laser-induced graphene on pine (P-LIG) produced at Rice University at bottom. The scale bar is about 500 micrometers. (Credit: Tour Group/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2017/07/0731_WOOD-3-WEB-20x704g.jpgA cross section of laser-induced graphene on pine produced at Rice University. The graphene layer written into the wood with a laser at 70 percent power is about 800 micrometers deep. (Credit: Tour Group/Rice University)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 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 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 is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. Return to article. Long DescriptionThis Rice University athletics logo is made of laser-induced graphene on a block of pine. Rice scientists used an industrial laser to heat the wood and turned its surface into highly conductive graphene. The material could be used for biodegradable electronics. Courtesy of the Tour Group“It’s a union of the archaic with the newest nanomaterial into a single composite structure,” Tour said.The discovery is detailed this month in Advanced Materials.Previous iterations of LIG were made by heating the surface of a sheet of polyimide, an inexpensive plastic, with a laser. Rather than a flat sheet of hexagonal carbon atoms, LIG is a foam of graphene sheets with one edge attached to the underlying surface and chemically active edges exposed to the air.Not just any polyimide would produce LIG, and some woods are preferred over others, Tour said. The research team led by Rice graduate students Ruquan Ye and Yieu Chyan tried birch and oak, but found that pine’s cross-linked lignocellulose structure made it better for the production of high-quality graphene than woods with a lower lignin content. Lignin is the complex organic polymer that forms rigid cell walls in wood.Ye said turning wood into graphene opens new avenues for the synthesis of LIG from nonpolyimide materials. “For some applications, such as three-dimensional graphene printing, polyimide may not be an ideal substrate,” he said. “In addition, wood is abundant and renewable.” Scanning electron microscope images show pristine pine at top and laser-induced graphene on pine (P-LIG) produced at Rice University at bottom. The scale bar is about 500 micrometers. https://youtu.be/Sueo5NhpklMCAPTION: A video shows two planks of laser-induced graphene on pine fashioned into catalysts for electrolysis at Rice University. Bubbles from the electrode on the left are hydrogen, and on the right, oxygen. (Credit: Tour Group/Rice University)Images for download:Long Description Scanning electron microscope images show pristine pine at top and laser-induced graphene on pine (P-LIG) produced at Rice University at bottom. The scale bar is about 500 micrometers. Return to article. Long Description Return to article. Long Descriptioncenter_img Return to article. Long DescriptionA cross section of laser-induced graphene on pine produced at Rice University. The graphene layer written into the wood with a laser at 70 percent power is about 800 micrometers deep. Click on the image for a larger version. Courtesy of the Tour Group“Graphene is a thin sheet of a naturally occurring mineral, graphite, so we would be sending it back to the ground from which it came along with the wood platform instead of to a landfill full of electronics parts.”Co-authors of the paper are Rice graduate students Jibo Zhang and Yilun Li; Xiao Han, who has a complimentary appointment at Rice and is a graduate student at Beihang University, Beijing, China; and Rice research scientist Carter Kittrell. Tour is the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry as well as a professor of computer science and of materials science and nanoengineering at Rice.The Air Force Office of Scientific Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative and the NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment supported the research.-30-Read the abstract at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201702211/fullFollow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsRelated materials:Rice U. chemists create 3-D printed graphene foam: http://news.rice.edu/2017/06/21/rice-u-chemists-create-3-d-printed-graphene-foam-2/Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: http://news.rice.edu/2017/05/22/zap-graphene-is-bad-news-for-bacteria-2/Gas gives laser-induced graphene super properties: http://news.rice.edu/2017/05/15/gas-gives-laser-induced-graphene-super-properties/Tour Group: www.jmtour.comWiess School of Natural Sciences: http://natsci.rice.eduVideo:Long Description A cross section of laser-induced graphene on pine produced at Rice University. The graphene layer written into the wood with a laser at 70 percent power is about 800 micrometers deep. This Rice University athletics logo is made of laser-induced graphene on a block of pine. Rice scientists used an industrial laser to heat the wood and turned its surface into highly conductive graphene. The material could be used for biodegradable electronics. Return to article. Long DescriptionScanning electron microscope images show pristine pine at top and laser-induced graphene on pine (P-LIG) produced at Rice University at bottom. The scale bar is about 500 micrometers. Click on the image for a larger version. Courtesy of the Tour GroupAs with polyimide, the process takes place with a standard industrial laser at room temperature and pressure and in an inert argon or hydrogen atmosphere. Without oxygen, heat from the laser doesn’t burn the pine but transforms the surface into wrinkled flakes of graphene foam bound to the wood surface. Changing the laser power also changed the chemical composition and thermal stability of the resulting LIG. At 70 percent power, the laser produced the highest quality of what they dubbed “P-LIG,” where the P stands for “pine.”The lab took its discovery a step further by turning P-LIG into electrodes for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen and supercapacitors for energy storage. For the former, they deposited layers of cobalt and phosphorus or nickel and iron onto P-LIG to make a pair of electrocatalysts with high surface areas that proved to be durable and effective.Depositing polyaniline onto P-LIG turned it into an energy-storing supercapacitor that had usable performance metrics, Tour said.“There are more applications to explore,” Ye said. “For example, we could use P-LIG in the integration of solar energy for photosynthesis. We believe this discovery will inspire scientists to think about how we could engineer the natural resources that surround us into better-functioning materials.”Tour saw a more immediate environmental benefit from biodegradable electronics. A cross section of laser-induced graphene on pine produced at Rice University. The graphene layer written into the wood with a laser at 70 percent power is about 800 micrometers deep. Share7Editor’s note: Links to video and high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduNeed graphene? Grab a sawRice University chemists make laser-induced graphene from woodHOUSTON – (July 31, 2017) – Rice University scientists have made wood into an electrical conductor by turning its surface into graphene.Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues used a laser to blacken a thin film pattern onto a block of pine. The pattern is laser-induced graphene (LIG), a form of the atom-thin carbon material discovered at Rice in 2014. AddThislast_img read more

March events at Rice Us Shepherd School of Music

first_imgAddThis Violin music artwork ShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.edu March events at Rice U.’s Shepherd School of MusicHOUSTON – (March 2, 2018) – Events at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in March include the spring opera production of Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera,” faculty recitals, Sharing the Spotlight series, the Shepherd School concerto competitions and more.center_img Return to article. Long DescriptionAll performances are open to the public and held in Alice Pratt Brown Hall on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St. Unless otherwise noted, events are free. Check the Shepherd School website for updated information on events and possible cancellations at music.rice.edu.Shepherd School Symphony OrchestraLarry Rachleff, music director.Program: Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, “Jeremiah” (Susan Lorette Dunn, soprano); Anthony Brandt’s “Making Perfect” (premiere); Barber’s Violin Concerto, Op. 14 (Jacqueline Audas, soloist; Joshua Hong, conductor) and Copland’s Suite from “Appalachian Spring.”Where: Stude Concert Hall.When: March 3 at 8 p.m.Shepherd School Opera and the Shepherd School Chamber OrchestraMozart’s “La finta giardiniera,” with guest Music Director David Effron and Stage Director Debra Dickinson.Where: Wortham Opera Theater at the Shepherd School.When: March 5, 7 and 9 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $12 for general admission; $10 for students and senior citizens. Call 713-348-8000 for tickets.First Mondays at the Shepherd SchoolNoontime series featuring Shepherd School students in recital on the first Monday of each month.Where: Duncan Recital Hall.When: March 5 at noon.Hear&NowFeaturing works by Ligeti, Adés and Zappa. The program will be led by associate conductor Jerry Hou.Where: Duncan Recital Hall.When: March 6 at 8 p.m.Chamber Music Master ClassMaster class given by Shepherd School faculty members Kenneth Goldsmith and James Dunham.Where: Duncan Recital Hall.When: March 7 at noon.Faculty Recital “Celebrating 30 Years as Colleagues”Kathleen Winkler, violin; James Dunham, viola; Norman Fischer, cello; Jeanne Kierman, piano.Program: Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke Trio” and Brahms’ Piano Quintet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60.Where: Duncan Recital Hall.When: March 8 at 8 p.m.Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra: Student Composers ConcertProgram: Daria Tennikova-Satral’s “Three Scenes for Symphony Orchestra,” Joshua Hong, conductor; Clare Glackin’s “Archaea,” Ben Manis, conductor.Where: Stude Concert Hall.When: March 23 at 7:30 p.m.Starling-Shepherd Distinguished Teacher Series Master ClassIda Kavafian, professor of violin at the Curtis Institute of Music, will present two master classes with Shepherd School students as part of the 2017-2018 Starling-Shepherd Distinguished Teacher Series.Where: Stude Concert Hall.When: March 24 at 6 p.m. and March 25 at 10 a.m.Shepherd School Contemporary EnsembleJerry Hou, associate conductor.Program: Carter’s “Mosaic,” featuring Paula Page, harp; Kernis’ “Invisible Mosaic II”; and Adams’ “Gnarly Buttons,” featuring Richie Hawley, clarinet.Where: Stude Concert Hall.When: March 25 at 7:30 p.m.Sharing the Spotlight seriesFeaturing Shepherd School faculty member Kathleen Winkler on violin and Shepherd School students.Program: Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, D.956, Op. post. 163; Mozart’s String Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K.575 and Brahms’ String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51 No. 2.Where: Duncan Recital HallWhen: March 27 at 8 p.m.Hear&NowFeaturing works by Steve Reich, Philip Glass, John Luther Adams and John Adams.Where: James Turrell SkyspaceWhen: March 27 at 8:15 p.m.Guest Artist Recital: Boaz SharonBoaz Sharon, professor of piano at Boston University, will perform Schumann’s “Kinderszenen,” Prokofiev’s “Roméo et Juliette,” Wagner’s “Das Ring von den Nibelungen” and Ravel’s “Miroirs.”Where: Duncan Recital Hall.When: March 28 at 8 p.m.Guest Artist Mast ClassPianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet presents a master class with Shepherd School students.Where: Stude Concert HallWhen: March 30 at 11 a.m.Haydn Quartet Seminar PerformanceStudents of the Shepherd School will perform Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross.”Where: Duncan Recital Hall.When: March 30 at 8 p.m.Shepherd School Concerto Competition: Finals for Winds, Brass, Harp and PercussionWhere: Stude Concert Hall.When: March 31 at 10 a.m.Guest Artist Mast ClassMarianne Gedigian, Butler professor of flute and University distinguished teaching professor at The University of Texas, Austin.Where: Room 1133When: March 31 at 1:30 p.m.Shepherd School Concerto Competition: Finals for StringsWhere: Stude Concert Hall.When: March 31 at 1:30 p.m.For more information, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials: Shepherd School of Music: https://music.rice.edu/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 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. 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Saudi Arabia faces climate change dilemma opportunity says Baker Institute report

first_imgShare2Jeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.edu  Saudi Arabia faces climate change dilemma, opportunity, says Baker Institute reportHOUSTON — (Jan. 28, 2019) – Climate action and the global decarbonization agenda presents both a fundamental strategic dilemma and an opportunity for Saudi Arabia, according to an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.Aerial view of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Credit: 123RF.com/Rice UniversityThe kingdom’s economy and patronage-driven political system face serious threats from policies aimed at reducing global oil demand, while its arid geography and extreme temperatures render it particularly vulnerable to increased warming, said Jim Krane, the Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies at the Baker Institute.A research paper by Krane, “Energy Governance in Saudi Arabia: An Assessment of the Kingdom’s Resources, Policies and Climate Approach,” focuses on the domestic side of the energy policy ledger, particularly the climate policy agenda that is beginning to shape Saudi behavior in the energy space.Saudi Arabia is perhaps the world’s purest example of a petrostate, Krane said. More than 60 percent of its national budget, 75 percent of export revenues and 40 percent of its 2016 gross domestic product are supplied by oil exports.“Saudi energy policy has long been profligate with resources, based around the notion of providing surplus production to Saudi citizens at heavily subsidized prices. In exchange, Saudis are expected to support the ruling al-Saud family. The formulation is beginning to change,” wrote Krane, whose research explores the geopolitical aspects of energy with a focus on the Middle East and OPEC.“Over time, climate action poses a transformational threat to Saudi Arabia,” Krane wrote. “The kingdom’s geopolitical stature and strategic power is bound up in its long-held role as the world’s oil supplier of last resort. A reduction in oil’s importance would impose more than just economic damage on Saudi Arabia. Oil’s decline would also restrict the flow of rents that the al-Saud family deploys for political survival. On the other hand, climate action provides opportunities and convenient political cover for energy policy changes in the kingdom, including actions that would bolster the kingdom’s economic and environmental sustainability.”“Partly due to climate pressure, Saudi Arabia has made a prudent early bet on non-combustion uses for oil, mainly in petrochemicals, a sector that currently accounts for less than 10 percent of oil demand,” Krane said. “Non-combustion uses for crude oil should be less affected by climate action,” he wrote.Saudi exposure to climate and demand risk could be further reduced by diversifying its overwhelming dependence on oil, he said.“In that sense, climate action could push the kingdom to take further action in line with the international climate strategy in its own self-interest,” Krane wrote. “Saudi Arabia’s role in climate negotiations may have evolved, but it remains far from amicable. The kingdom’s interests remain tied to internal combustion engines and jet turbines. It is difficult to imagine Saudi policymakers embracing the UNFCCC climate agenda with the enthusiasm of more energy-agnostic countries that meet their fossil fuel needs through imports.”Krane concluded, “In the end, as the Saudi Nationally Determined Contribution predicts, it may be the developed importing countries that help the kingdom navigate the energy transition through targeted investments that aid the strengthening of a non-oil economy.”A former journalist who spent six years in the region, Krane is the author of “Energy Kingdoms: Oil and Political Survival in the Persian Gulf,” published this month by Columbia University Press.Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy will host a launch event for “Energy Kingdoms” in New York Jan. 29, which will include a presentation by Krane and discussion. A live webcast will be available starting at 5 p.m. Central at https://energypolicy.columbia.edu/livestream.On Jan. 30, Krane will discuss his book at the National Press Club in Washington. A book presentation and discussion is also planned for Feb. 6 at the Baker Institute.To schedule an interview with Krane, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775. The Baker Institute has a radio and television studio available.-30-Related materials:Paper: www.bakerinstitute.org/media/files/research-document/09666564/ces-pub-saudienergy-011819.pdfKrane bio: www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/jim-kraneFollow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow the Baker Institute’s Center for Energy Studies via Twitter @CES_Baker_Inst.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. AddThislast_img read more

Mays School of Business Receives Largest Financial Commitment in School History

first_img regions: Houston RelatedAlumni Gift Helps Create NIU’s Largest Entrepreneurship InitiativeNorthern Illinois University has announced that entrepreneurs Michael and Kristina McGrath have endowed the school with a seven-figure gift to support entrepreneurship programs in the NIU College of Business. The new Mike and Kristina McGrath Entrepreneurship Initiative is the largest display of entrepreneurial support in the school’s history, funding student…February 16, 2015In “News”Villanova Prof. Gives $2 Million to UniversityVillanova University has received a $2 million commitment from Villanova School of Business (VSB) Professor Robert L. Nydick, PhD, his wife, Susan and his family. This commitment was made as a part of the University’s $600 million Comprehensive Capital Campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.”…October 31, 2014In “Featured Home”$30 Million Donated to Rotman School to Spark InnovationA $30 million gift to the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management will spark innovation in management education and research for years to come. The gift, donated by the estate of Joseph Rotman, will help the Rotman School remain one of the leading global brands in management education. This…April 25, 2016In “Featured Region” Last Updated Apr 12, 2017 by Alanna ShafferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail The Texas A&M University – Mays Business School recently received the largest financial commitment in the school’s history—a $25 million promise from the Mays Family Foundation.The Mays Family Foundation has made a lifetime financial commitment of $47 million to the university, which began with a $15 million commitment in 1996 which led to the changing of the business school’s name. The new $25 million commitment will open a number of new doors of opportunity for Mays students. The gift will establish the Lowry Mays Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy program as part of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, which will help support several components of Mays’ commitment to innovation education. This will also aid in expanding the school’s headquarters, the Wehner Building, as well as increasing study abroad opportunities.The Mays Family Foundation dates back to 1994 and was established by Lowry Mays, a 1957 graduate of the business school at Texas A&M, and his wife Peggy. After graduation from Texas A&M, Mays went on to be founder of Clear Channel Communications. He has also demonstrated a continued engagement with the business school, serving two non-consecutive terms on the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.As a result of their giving, the school was able to create the Peggy and Lowry Mays Impact Award, and named them as its first recipients. The award continues to honor those who have positively impacted the school through their leadership and generosity.“Lowry Mays is a great example of Mays Transformational Leaders: Responsible, ethical leaders with entrepreneurial mindsets and vision, who have strong business competencies and personify selfless service,” said Eli Jones, Dean of Mays Business School. “We continually strive to live up to the honor of bearing his name.”center_img Mays School of Business Receives Largest Financial Commitment in School History About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer last_img read more