Controversial McCoppin Hub Popular Homeless Hangout Now Fenced Off

first_imgA temporary fence has been installed around McCoppin Hub,  a public plaza at the intersection of Valencia and McCoppin streets and a point of contention among neighbors and city leaders because of its popularity among the homeless.Hoodline first reported that the temporary hurricane fencing had been installed around the plaza. A permanent fence will be constructed “as soon as the materials come in” said John Gavin, the SF Plaza Program Coordinator with the City’s Real Estate Division, which currently manages the plaza and is heading up the construction project.The contractor was given the green light to begin construction at the hub on Monday, and a temporary fence was installed on Tuesday, confirmed Public Works spokesperson Rachel Gordon. The agency will be involved in the project by assisting with “construction management,’ said Gordon, adding that the project contractor is allotted up to 90 days to complete work at the hub.Gavin said that the hope is that the fence’s construction will be completed sooner than that. 0% “The sooner the better, so that people can enjoy the open space again,” said Gavin, and projected that the plaza will reopen in early spring.   While the permanent fence’s design plans were not immediately available, Gavin said that the plaza’s fence will be “similar in style as other fences” at the nearby skatepark and dog park. The fence will be locked at night, and McCoppin Hub’s hours of operation are proposed to mirror those of the nearby parks, from sunset to sunrise, but the community will still have opportunity to weigh in once construction is underway, said Gavin.“Through the community [outreach] process we found that there are different opinions on the hours for the time being,” said Gavin, adding that the agency is “open for more community input as we discuss this further.”Gavin said the agency also hopes to work with the community to “replant” the hub during a community landscaping day as construction nears completion, although no date has been set. “Those plants have seen better days,” said Gavin.Plans for permanently fencing off McCoppin Hub and regulating its access and hours of operation were introduced last summer as a response to growing neighborhood discontentment over the underutilized hub, which eventually drew an increasing number of homeless individuals.Some neighbors reported witnessing drug use, loitering and intimidation when attempting to make use of the hub, once designated as an event space, and called on the city to step in – but others denounced the idea of constructing a fence around the public plaza as discriminatory at a public meeting held in 2015 to discuss the possibility of constructing a fence.District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim secured funding for the fence, and initial plans included removing some of the Hub’s blocks and chains, installing a fence and two gates for vehicles to enter and three gates for people to enter. center_img Tags: homeless • parks Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

Neighborhood Notes Jolenes toy drive end of semester show at MCCLA

first_img Email Address At last, another lesbian bar in the MissionDeprived of a dedicated watering hole since the closing of The Lexington Club in 2015, San Francisco lesbians just got Christmas before Christmas. Jolene’s Bar opens this weekend at the corner of Harrison and 16th Street (the old Dear Mom’s spot), with a promise of an experience with deep roots in the underground nightlife scene.Owned by namesake Jolene Linsangan, Ashleigh Wilson and Shannon Amitin, the bar will open tonight at 9 p.m. with the relaunch of popular pop-up lesbian party UHAUL SF. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony is Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m., followed by a marathon party until 2 a.m., to be repeated on Sunday.“Every single day queer people go through something in their day-to-day lives that make them feel uncomfortable,” the trio wrote on their Instagram account. “When you walk into our doors you will be safe with us.” Subscribe to Mission Local’s daily newsletter The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is presenting its End of Semester Show, where teachers and students will showcase the diverse classes held at the center. Classes participating include: La Orquesta Del Barrio, Kid’s Drumming, Capoeira, Ballet, Mixtiso Dance, and an exhibit by students of Mission Grafica. The event will take place at the center (2868 Mission St.) Saturday 15, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. For those who think youngIf Jolene’s does not quite do it for you, Make-Out Room (3225 22nd St.) is hosting the dirty child of their ’90s-themed Debaser party and indie bash. Last Nite — like The Strokes song—  intends to revive the early 2000s, when garage rock, dance punk and electroclash came together to make America dance again. Way back when guitars were still a fixture of mainstream music!You know you are old when your music becomes retro. We cannot help with that, but this event just might.Giveaway timeJohn O’Connell High and and All-In SF are joining forces for their fourth annual toy giveaway, to be held at the school (2355 Folsom St.) Saturday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The initiative is expected to disseminate up to 300 toys, and anyone who attends is urged to bring one. Students will serve coffee and do face-painting on-site. In addition to toys, the needy will also get haircuts and food.Grand finale at Mission Cultural Center last_img read more

CONGRATULATIONS to Blackbrook Royals U16s on their

first_imgCONGRATULATIONS to Blackbrook Royals U16s on their 32-30 victory over East Hull in the War of the Roses battle played at Dewsbury RLFC on Sunday September 22.Meanwhile a big well done to Blackbrook Royals & Newton Storm u13s for progressing to the Lancashire Cup Final on October 13 2013.Good luck to both teams from all at the club!Pictured are Blackbrook Royals Under 16s.last_img

JONNY Lomax admits this will be his biggest season

first_imgJONNY Lomax admits this will be his biggest season to date as he officially takes over the fullback role at the club.Since making his debut at Wakefield Wildcats in 2009, the 23-year-old has gone on to appear 101 times for the Saints.But he says this season has extra added pressure because of his new position.“It’s a big year for me,” he said. “I’ve had a full pre-season at fullback which I didn’t really have last year. I’ve been enjoying it, especially the freedom on the pitch. It is a lot of running but you get used to that eventually.“It was a bit weird getting the number one spot at first; I was made up, but a little taken back too. It’s daunting to be following in the footsteps of Paul Wellens but he has given me his blessing which has helped. That gave me a lot of confidence in the position.“To learn from the club legend is a great place to be. He gives me little pointers and they are useful as they generally make the big difference in the big games.“It’s also important I stay injury free. It was frustrating being out at times last year so I have to keep working hard.”Jonny and Saints will begin their Super League campaign when they travel to Warrington on February 13 before hosting Hull FC on February 20.Until then, the hard work continues and friendlies against Batley (Friday January 24) and Wigan (Friday January 31).“We want to start the season well and put a marker down but it is a long season with the way the playoffs work,” Jonny continued. “Losing by a point at Leeds was gutting but it gave us a lot of confidence heading into this season.“We have improved the squad since then and the young lads are fighting for a spot. They have gone well in pre-season and aren’t just there in case of injuries anymore. It’s going to be a good year.”last_img read more

SAINTS were defeated twice at home to Hull FC last

first_imgSAINTS were defeated twice at home to Hull FC last season – but won at the KC Stadium.Super League Summary:St Helens won 26 (includes win in 2006 Grand Final & wins in 2001 and 2006 play-offs)Hull FC won 133 drawsHighs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 74-16 (H, 1999) (also widest margin)Hull FC highest score: 44-6 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)Easter Milestones:Matthew Haggarty made his 100th career appearance, on dual-registration for North Wales Crusaders, in a 42-16 home defeat to Rochdale on Good Friday.His previous 99 games were played as follows: 26 for Whitehaven (2011-2012), 16 for Barrow (2013), 9 for Oldham (2013), 42 for Dewsbury (2014-2015) and 6 for Rochdale (2015).Haggarty is on a season-long loan at Salford (from St Helens), but has yet to feature for the Red Devils or Saints.Club Milestones:James Roby needs one appearance to reach 350 for St Helens.Roby made his Saints debut as a substitute in a 38-20 win against Widnes at Knowsley Road on March 19 2004.Point-Scoring Run:Luke Walsh has the longest scoring streak in the game, having registered points in St Helens’ last 21 matches.His scoring streak began with five goals and a field goal in a 35-34 home win against Huddersfield on July 10 2015.Walsh last failed to score in Saints’ 46-18 defeat at Leeds on July 3 2015.First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1 Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 102 = Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers), Stefan Marsh (Widnes Vikings) 94 = Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils), Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves), Chris Sandow (Warrington Wolves) 88 = Greg Johnson (Salford Red Devils), Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings), Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 7Goals:1 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 342 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 303 = Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves), Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 295 = Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers), Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 277 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 228 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 199 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 1710 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 16Points:1 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 962 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 743 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 664 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 655 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 596 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 557 Chris Sandow (Warrington Wolves) 458 = Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 4410 = Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils), Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 40Tickets for tonight’s game are on sale from the Ticket Office or by calling 01744 455 052. You can also gain access through cash turnstiles.last_img read more

Club First Team Match SAINTS TV

first_imgGrace, Matty Lees, Danny Richardson and Jack Welsby miss out this week, as the experienced quarter of Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Alex Walmsley and Zeb Taia all return to the 19 man squad.And Holbrook has explained his squad selection ahead of our clash with the Giants on Friday at the Totally Wicked Stadium, kick off 7:45pm.“Regan Grace and Matty Lees will have a break this week. I said last week the fact we don’t have the international week off this year, obviously the international players would have played in it, but the rest of the squad got to have a break and with us doing well in the Challenge Cup we don’t have a week off at all so we have got to look at trying to give players a mental and physical break.“And we maybe will look at giving a few others a break in the coming weeks too.”Roby also will miss the next few weeks after he underwent groin surgery this week and Holbrook has shed light on the timing of his operation.“Robes has carried the injury since the start of the year and our initial thoughts were can we push him through the year and get it fixed at the end of the year, but as the weeks went on he was getting sorer and sorer and it was lasting more days than one or two days so we thought his performance will be affected later in the year if we did not get it fixed now.“Even for James Roby’s performance to be affected seems unthinkable, but it was starting to affect him. So we had no issue playing him on the weekend as he had the injury all season so it made sense for him to play knowing he was going for surgery this week. Hopefully we can get him back in four weeks. The physios are telling me four to five weeks, so I am hoping for four!”Aaron Smith will come in and Holbrook is confident the youngster can fill Roby’s big boots.“We have got all the confidence in Az and he has played a fair few games now and he will get a good stretch of game snow that Robes will be out for a few weeks.”On Huddersfield, Holbrook has identified Lee Gaskell and Jermaine McGillvary as threats Saints’ must keep close tabs on.“Huddersfield are playing really well I think the last three or four weeks they have really hit some form and are a dangerous side. Lee Gaskell is playing really well for them, he is a big running threat with a great kicking game. They have got a big forward pack and they have the likes of McGilvary out wide. They are a really good side.”Sean Long left the club this week and Holbrook had some fond words for his former assistant and reveals why the club legend left, mid-season.“I would have loved for Longy to stay and stay until the end of the year, but the codes don’t run similarly. I think rugby union start pre-season training in a couple of weeks so it is a good challenge for Longy. I am happy for him. He has been here for five seasons and he wanted a new challenge so I think it is good for him. And the good thing for us is what we have been building over here. One player, or one person won’t affect that so we are on track and OK.”Holbrook concluded by paying thanks to the Saints fans who travelled to London and is hoping for a big crowd on Friday night.“London is so far away and for three quarters of the fans to be ours is fantastic. I was dissapointed we couldn’t get the win, but [our crowd turn-out] it was a huge sign of how well the players are playing and to return home on Friday is something we are looking forward to.”Tickets for the match are still available and are on sale from the Ticket Office, via 01744 455 052 and online here.Tickets for Saints Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final against Halifax, Saturday July 27 (KO 4:30pm) at the University of Bolton Stadium, are also on sale by clicking here.last_img read more

Shortages or Gouging We hear from NC Attorney General on gas price

first_img “We’ve got to have it and people are going to pay for it,” said Brent Robinson, who paid nearly $3 a gallon.Prepare for the prices at the pump to not be pleasing this Labor Day weekend.“I will not be surprised to see gas, diesel go up to $3 to $4 a gallon,” Robinson said citing the issues with fuel refining in Houston.Related Article: Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victimsThe state is seeing prices increase after the Texas and Louisiana refineries stopped production. The state is taking action though to make sure supply and demand is not actually gouging.We asked Attorney General Josh Stein what would lead them to call out a station on gouging customers.“Just the last day we’ve had a hundred and thirty complaints filed with our office about excessively high gas prices and we will look into those complaints,” Stein said.Stein said his office will reach out to stores named in complaints and gauge if the price increases are justifiable. A Citgo was $2.31 two days ago, and Friday afternoon it was at almost $3 a gallon.“I think a price increase as you’ve described of half a dollar would definitely be something worthy of an investigation,” Stein said.The Citgo sat less than a mile from the Belville stations, but across from a GoGas that was taped off, apparently out of service.For some drivers an increase of a quarter or so a gallon is nothing.“This is minimal compared to what other Americans are dealing with right now,” driver Steve Vogt said.“I’m not really afraid of a twenty cents raise in gas prices. Like I said when it goes to a dollar that’s when you know something is really going on,” said Phil Angelo, who is traveling to Charlotte for the holiday weekend.AAA reports the state average at just over $2.40 a gallon. Locally it’s around that number as well.“I’m getting mine. I’m getting mine now,” said another driver, who paid $2.59 a gallon in downtown Wilmington.You can contact the Attorney General’s office to report any possible price gouging. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Gov. Roy Cooper has asked the attorney general to investigate any gouging of gas prices in the state. This coming in the wake of refineries closing around Texas and Louisiana because of Harvey.We went out and found gas in Bellville at $2.34 and $2.55 at two stations. On the other side of the overpass, it’s almost $3 in Leland.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Crew says cleanup could take a year in Bladen County town

first_imgKELLY, NC (WWAY) — Bladen County residents are just starting the clean up process from Hurricane Florence.The Town of Kelly is just one of the towns that got hit the hardest. Kelly got battered by Florence from flooding to destroyed homes.- Advertisement – Some of the main roads in the town were completely washed out. One man, who lives nearby and works for the Camp Clearwater clean up crew, says the conditions are so bad that some residents cannot even get to the grocery store or work.“Most of the grocery stores, how to get here and stuff, most of the roads are closed,” John Portillo said. “The road in Garland is closed for six months to a year still, for the bridge. So that’s groceries, getting to work, having jobs, having places to live at. I mean, that’s the worst thing right there. Families not having a place to live at.”Portillo says they are making progress with debris removal, but some of the damage could take a whole year to clean up.last_img read more

Updated Motorcyclist suffers grievous injuries following BKara collision

first_img SharePrint Gordon Watson Gordon Watson The police have confirmed that a 57 year old man from Iklin has been taken to Mater Dei Hospital suffering grevious injuries following a collision on Mannarinu Street in Birkirkara.The incident is understood to have taken place at around 11.45AM when a vehicle driven by a 82 year old man from Birkirkara collided with the 57 motorcyclist.Police are investigating the case.Photos: Collision between car and motorcycle in BirkirkaraAn ambulance is on site after an accident between a car and a motorcycle in Birkirkara.The incident occurred at around 11.50 am in Mannarinu Street. Police have confirmed the incident with details to follow soon.  Gordon Watson Gordon Watson Gordon WatsonEarlier this morning, in a separate incident in Msida, there was a collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle, with the motorcycle driver being grievously injured. The 33-year-old man from Kirkop was driving his motorcycle when he hit a vehicle being driven by a 24-year-old man residing in Sliema.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Facebook 87 percent are fake users

first_imgAdvertisement So, how many of these accounts are fake? Facebook estimates 8.7 percent, or 83.09 million accounts.That’s a huge jump, both in raw numbers and as a percentage, from Facebook’s last estimate. Back in March, Facebook said 5 to 6 percent of accounts are false or duplicate. At the time, this meant between 42.25 million and 50.70 million users.Does this mean that a huge amount of fake accounts were created over the last five months? Not really: Facebook is simply being more transparent when it comes to specifying which false accounts it is tracking. Before it only listed duplicate and false users, and now Facebook has broken down the latter number further: duplicate accounts (4.8 percent), user-misclassified accounts (2.4 percent), and undesirable accounts (1.5 percent). – Advertisement – Here are the official details. First, the usual legalese warning:The numbers of our MAUs and DAUs and ARPU are calculated using internal company data based on the activity of user accounts. While these numbers are based on what we believe to be reasonable estimates of our user base for the applicable period of measurement, there are inherent challenges in measuring usage of our products across large online and mobile populations around the world. For example, there may be individuals who maintain one or more Facebook accounts in violation of our terms of service, despite our efforts to detect and suppress such behavior.Now for the goods:We estimate that “duplicate” accounts (an account that a user maintains in addition to his or her principal account) may have represented approximately 4.8 percent of our worldwide MAUs as of June 30, 2012. We also seek to identify “false” accounts, which we divide into two categories: (1) user-misclassified accounts, where users have created personal profiles for a business, organization, or non-human entity such as a pet (such entities are permitted on Facebook using a Page rather than a personal profile under our terms of service); and (2) undesirable accounts, which represent user profiles that we determine are intended to be used for purposes that violate our terms of service, such as spamming. As of June 30, 2012, we estimate user-misclassified accounts may have represented approximately 2.4 percent of our worldwide MAUs and undesirable accounts may have represented approximately 1.5 percent of our worldwide MAUs.It’s worth noting that an active Facebook user does not necessarily mean someone using The metric refers to using your Facebook account somewhere on the Internet. Still, Facebook is pretty good at reporting its number of active users, at least compared to other companies that purposefully bloat their numbers with inactive accounts.Source: CNETlast_img read more

Facebook Home features now available for iPhone and Ipad

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook quietly updated its iOS app yesterday to include on of the best features from its recent Facebook Home app, chat heads.Chat heads is a new way to interact with messages you receive on the social network. The feature allows users to continue what they’re doing like browsing the news feed without interruption.Users can drag the chat heads and position them wherever they please helping you to focus on what you’re doing. – Advertisement – Besides chat heads, Facebook finally introduced its redesigned news feed and timeline for profiles. iPad users will see brighter, more beautiful stories, Facebook says.Facebook home offers other features on Android like;Cover feed: With Home, people can immediately access your app content from their News Feed once they turn on their phone. We also make it easy for people to engage with your content as they can simply double tap to like a post and comment right from cover feed. At launch, Open Graph stories with user generated photos will be supported in cover feed.Notifications: People will receive bigger, bolder notifications from you right on their phone home screen. We’ve made improvements to notifications to make them more engaging and easier for people to interact with. It’s never been easier to reengage with people using your app.App launcher: Home’s launcher makes it easy for people to get to your apps quickly. People choose what’s on their app launcher and it’s simple for them to get your app in there.To get the update head over to the App Store app and update your app as you would any other.Credit: Business Insiderlast_img read more

Windows 9 will be free to Windows 8 owners – report

first_imgAdvertisement ndowsIt looks like Windows 9 will be available free to owners of Windows 8, this is if we are to go with the report published by Indonesian news site news site published a statement by Microsoft Indonesia’s Andreas Diantoro seemingly confirming the news.According to a Google translation of the article, Diantoro said Windows 8 will “update automatically” to the new edition of the operating system when it releases. – Advertisement – According to the article Diantoro makes this claim regarding codename ‘Threshold’, which is believed to be Windows 9. Whether the upgrade will apply to owners of Windows 7 or Vista is not specified.This is coming ahead of an expected preview edition of Windows 9, which will be reportedly released in September or October.Microsoft has a September 30 event in San Francisco (that’s tomorrow). Chief among the expected changes is the glorious return of the Windows start button.Source: PC Gamerlast_img read more

MainOnes Tier III Data Center is first PCI DSS ISO 27001 Certified

first_imgAdvertisement MainOne’s premier Tier III Data Center, MDX-I, has become the first Tier III Data Center operator in Nigeria to achieve both Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and ISO 27001:2013 certifications.This announcement was made by the company Chief Executive Officer, Funke Opeke, during an event the company was presented certification documents at the its Head Office recently.The certifications ensure the Data Center’s compliance to globally accepted standards on Customer Data Security as well as commitment towards the security and protection of the company’s information assets. – Advertisement – While the PCI DSS accreditation is the most comprehensive, internationally recognized data security standard focused on promoting payment card data security, the ISO 27001 standard is a globally recognized Information Security Management System (ISMS) standard which specifies the requirements for a business to establish, implement, review, monitor, manage and maintain effective information security management systems.MainOne’s Data Center was certified following a comprehensive ISO27001 audit carried out by British Standard Institution (BSI) group, a business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit.The PCI DSS assessment was conducted by Digital Jewels Limited, a PCIDSS QSA and an Information Value Chain Company which also provided end-to-end support in preparing the Data Centre for certification to both standards.The audits measured the facilities at the Data Center according to several strict criteria including physical access controls as well as information security policies, procedures and infrastructure.Ms. Opeke noted that the ISO 27001 and PCI DSS certifications consolidates the company’s investment in critical infrastructure and processes to grow West Africa’s Digital Economy.“We are delighted to be the first commercial Tier III Data Center in Nigeria to assure our customers of both PCI DSS and ISO 27001:2013 certifications.We have continued to see an increase in the number of payment card operators, and many of these are our customers. Our ability to ensure security of their customer data is attested to by these certifications and ensures we provide an equivalent level of security as the best in-house bank data centers”, she said.Commenting on MDX-I’s certifications, Adedoyin Odunfa, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Jewels says “We are happy to congratulate MainOne on this achievement.This demonstrates the company’s commitment to improving and maintaining the highest standards in information security. This is a significant step for the online payment industry in Nigeria, and we look forward to working with MainOne in achieving other certification milestones”.last_img read more

April 2016 Web Hosting Coupon Released by The WordPress Millionaire

first_imgImage Credit: vpscloudcoupon Advertisement As we start this new month, website developers have an opportunity just being offered to them. Millionaire blogger publishes Bluehost promo code and step-by-step setup instructions to get up and blogging in just a few minutes. If you need a new WordPress blog or website and want to host with the best for less, now’s the time to act.​“I just went live with a blog post that’ll save my readers a significant amount of money on cheap web hosting,” reports Brad Campbell, head honcho at The WordPress Millionaire.“I’ve secured a deal with who I believe is the best inexpensive web host provider out there, inBluehost hosting.  Plus, I added a fast start video and walked everyone through the setup process, A to Z,” he adds. – Advertisement – To use this April 2016 Bluehost discount code as well as Campbell’s quick launch instructions, visit his blog here.“What’s better than saving money on Bluehost hosting and having an experienced pro take you by the hand and help you get up and running in just a few minutes?” asks Campbell.[related-posts]Newswirelast_img read more

M1 and Huawei achieve speeds of 35Gbps in 5G trial

first_imgAdvertisement Ahead of the full deployment of 5G trials in 2020, M1 and Huawei announced that they have successfully achieved Singapore’s highest 5G transmission speeds of 35Gbps.The Singapore mobile operator M1 and Huawei demonstration, using millimeter wave (mmWave), was conducted over the 73GHz band at E-band. The trial validates the performance of 5G in high frequency bands and opens a new landscape for the standardization of 5G high-frequency technologies in Singapore.The trial was conducted using existing commercial hardware infrastructure supplied by Huawei and a prototype CAT14 device. And made possible through the integration of four network technologies, including 3CC aggregation, 4×4 MIMO, Higher Order Modulation 256 QAM, and 2CC uplink carrier aggregation. – Advertisement – Various candidate 5G technologies and standards, overseen by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards body, are undergoing aggressive trials globally. The 3GPP is expected to finalize 5G technology standards for global adoption and deployment by 2020.[related-posts]Credit: TelecomPaper, SBRlast_img read more


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Star Sports Greyhound Derby THE DRAW

first_imgThe all-important draw for Saturday’s Star Sports Greyhound Derby at Towcester was held in London on Wednesday. Simon Nott was on hand to get reaction from the event.STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY DRAW: BEN KEITH STAR SPORTS GREYHOUND DERBY DRAW: LORD HESKETHlast_img

JULIE COLLIER Russian Grand Prix Preview

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KiLife Tech from BYU wins 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition

first_imgShareNEWS RELEASEDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMary Lynn Fernau713-348-5374mlfernau@rice.eduKiLife Tech from BYU wins 2015 Rice Business Plan CompetitionNearly $1.5 million awarded at world’s richest, largest student startup competition  KiLife Tech from Brigham Young University emerged as the top startup company in the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) Saturday at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. The annual event is the world’s richest and largest student startup competition.KiLife Tech from Brigham Young University won the 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition. Photo courtesy of ShauLin Photography.Selected by 275 judges from the investment sector as representing the best investment opportunity and taking home $500,000 in cash and prizes, KiLife Tech bested 41 other competitors hailing from some of the world’s top universities. KiLife Tech developed the Kiband, a smartband for parents concerned about keeping track of young children in crowded public spaces.MyHelpster from University of Manchester won the new $5,000 online People’s Choice Competition. The winner was determined by more than 20,000 people who voted for their favorite team via a Facebook survey held March 23 through noon U.S. CDT today.The prizes were presented tonight at a banquet at the Omni Houston Hotel that concluded the three-day event, which began April 16.This year’s competitors were the most diverse in the history of the competition and came from top universities around the globe. The teams were chosen from more than 400 entrants to compete in four categories: life sciences; information technology/Web/mobile; energy/clean technology/sustainability; and other. Each team made its case in 15-minute investment pitches and a rapid-fire 60-second elevator-pitch contest on the first night of the competition.Since the RBPC’s inception in 2001, when nine teams competed for $10,000, more than 155 former competitors have gone on to successfully launch their ventures and are still in business today; another 15 have successfully sold their ventures. Past competitors have raised in excess of $1.3 billion in funding and created more than 2,000 new jobs.The 15th annual RBPC was hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Jones School.The top six finalists based on the judges’ overall score in the 2015 RBPC are listed below, along with the total amount the team won in prizes:KiLife Tech, Brigham Young University — grand prize with a total value of $588,000. KiLife Tech developed the Kiband, a smartband for parents concerned about keeping track of young children in crowded public spaces.The grand prize includes:$250,000+ Investment Prize from The GOOSE Society of Texas.$250,000+ OWL Investment Prize.$50,000 from TMCx Accelerator.$25,000 Technology Award from Opportunity Houston and Greater Houston Partnership.Marketing and design services provided by BrandExtract and The Padgett Group ($25,000).Website development and hosting services for one year provided by ContentActive ($30,000).Treasury services provided by Bank of America ($5,000).Business Plan software provided by Palo Alto Software.Opportunity to ring the closing bell at the NASDAQ Stock Market in New York.In addition, the team will receive more than $150,000 in services.Inscope Medical Solutions, University of Louisville — second place and $73,000, awarded by one of the sponsors of the first RBPC in 2001, Finger Interests.Leveraging 35 years of combined experience in the health care industry, Inscope Medical developed an innovative laryngoscope that integrates several devices into one to improve patient outcomes for airway intubation.Hyliion, Carnegie Mellon University — third place and $162,500.Hyliion is creating an add-on hybrid module for tractor trailers that can reduce fuel costs by over 30 percent. Its product is intended to improve the driver’s quality of life as well as reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.Veritas Medical, University of Utah — fourth place and $137,100.Veritas Medical is a medical device company that has developed a groundbreaking technology using light to sterilize medical devices and prevent hospital-acquired infections.DexMat, Rice University — fifth place and $64,000.DexMat manufactures high-performance carbon nanotube fibers as a stronger, more flexible and lightweight replacement for old-fashioned metal wires that are currently being used in aerospace cables.Aerox, Thammasat University — sixth place and $31,000.Aerox manufactures A-Shield Silica Aerogel, a NASA-grade insulation at only 10 percent of the cost. According to Aerox, their product unlocks an opportunity in building material worth $37 billion.For more information about the RBPC, visit Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews. AddThislast_img read more

Cornell Johnson Women Turn Out in Droves at Forté Conference

first_img About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo Cornell Johnson Women Turn Out in Droves at Forté Conference To learn more about the Forté conference and get reflections from Cornell Johnson’s women MBA students, read the full article here. Related Last Updated Jul 4, 2018 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Each year, the Forté Foundation hosts the two-day MBA Women’s Leadership Conference. This year’s event was held in Atlanta at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, and a record number of women MBA students from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Business attended. Not only did Johnson have its most impressive conference showing to date, but it also had the second-highest number of representatives in attendance.Forty-nine MBA students, representing a broad cross-section of Johnson’s three residential MBA programs, attended this year’s Forté conference: 29 from the two-year MBA program (Ithaca)7 from the one-year MBA program (Ithaca)13 from the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA program (NYC)“I loved meeting Forté Fellows and conference attendees from other schools. It made the network seem smaller, less intimidating, and very empowering. Just imagine what we can all accomplish together,” said Cassiope Sydoriak (Two-Year MBA ’20).Inside the Forté ConferenceThe annual Forté conference offers attendees an opportunity to explore career paths they may not have considered, hear from influential businesswomen, and meet recruiters and potential mentors.This year’s highlights included an opening keynote from Joanna Lipman, the chief content officer at Gannet, editor-in-chief of USA Today, and author of That’s What She Said. Lipman offered actionable tips on how women can leverage their value and overcome obstacles related to the gender gap.Other highlights from this year’s conference:Dialogue with Leadership: This dialogue included a panel discussion with Emory Goizueta Dean Erika James; Acceture CEO Julie Sweet; and State Street EVP and Deputy Global CIO Lori Heinel . Together, they used the panel as an opportunity to unpack their careers and offer leadership advice.Forté Power Pitch Competition: This capstone event allowed four newly-graduated MBA women to present their innovative business ideas to a distinguished panel of judges.Workshops and Panels: Multiple workshops and panels were held throughout the two-day event, which covered topics such as communications strategies, interviewing, design thinking, and the future of feminism. regions: New York Citylast_img read more