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first_imgA local authority is facing claims that it is breaching the rights of disabled teenagers by denying them the support they need as they prepare for the transition to adulthood.The claims come from the grandmother of a disabled teenager, after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman published a highly critical report into the failings of Labour-run Croydon council.The ombudsman found that the grandmother, Mrs A, had been “stretched beyond capacity” after the council’s children’s services left her without any respite care for two years in 2015, following years of repeated calls for an improved package of respite care as she struggled to care for her grandson on her own.His care package ended suddenly in 2015 when his school said it could no longer meet his complex needs – he has very high support needs and life-threatening epilepsy – and she was left with no respite at all.But Mrs A, who has been caring for her grandson since her daughter died in 2004, also complained to the ombudsman about the council’s failure to plan for her grandson’s transition to adult services, and to complete his education, health and care plan (EHCP), which would lay out his support package up to the age of 25.As well as finding against the council over its failure to provide suitable respite provision since 2015, the ombudsman said Croydon was at fault for failing to transfer her grandson to an EHCP within the statutory timescales.Mrs A told Disability News Service this week: “There is a severe problem in Croydon and we are just the tip of the iceberg.”She has spoken to many other families in the borough who have faced a similar refusal by the council to provide the services they need – including further education funding – as their disabled child turns 18.She also said that advocacy and advice services for carers in Croydon have been “overwhelmed” by the demand for their services, because of the council’s rejection of so many requests for post-18 funding.She said that other families had just “walked away” from council services because it was “easier to just go without”.She said: “For me, that is a deep injustice. There are some very, very vulnerable families in Croydon because they just don’t have a voice.”She said the ombudsman’s ruling was a “significant victory”, following several years of an “uphill battle” with the council.She believes that the council ignored what she sees as its duty to safeguard her much-loved daughter’s two children, who were left grief-stricken and vulnerable by her sudden death nine years ago.A council spokesman claimed there had been a national increase in the number of children with special educational needs that councils had to support since the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the introduction of EHCPs, which had been reflected locally.He said: “As such, our provider of special educational needs information advice and support has mentioned they are receiving more calls and referrals than previously, but has not indicated this is more than they can cope with.”He claimed that each request for an EHCP was “reviewed and treated on its own merits” in “close liaison with families and providers”.He said: “We always plan for the best possible outcomes for each young person, with a focus on employment and independence in or near the young person’s local community.”And he said the council followed the relevant codes of practice “to ensure that there has been due regard to young people’s and parental preferences where possible and that education provision is suitable and an efficient use of public resources”.He said the council was “extremely sorry for the distress caused to the family” and had “accepted and acted upon the ombudsman’s findings”.The spokesman said the council was “working towards having a much more structured transition in place when disabled children move into adulthood”, which would “ensure that no one slips through the net and all families are able to get the help they need”.The council has also set up a parents’ reference group “to support regular consultation and the development of a co-production approach to future special educational needs and disability provision planning”.A spokeswoman for the ombudsman said she was unable to comment on whether it was investigating similar cases against Croydon council.But Michael King, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, said in a statement: “This case involves a catalogue of unacceptable failings by London Borough of Croydon, which has left a family stretched to breaking point.“Even before the respite package came to an end, this family was struggling.“The grandmother made repeated calls for extra help and yet she was left to cope alone with her teenage grandson where ordinarily he would have had one-to-one specialist support at school.”The council has agreed to apologise to the family for the failures identified in the report.It will pay Mrs A and her grandson £5,000 each for the harm caused by not having suitable respite for two years and it will pay Mrs A another £1,250 for the distress caused by the two years of complaints.The council has agreed to complete a transition plan for her grandson and issue his EHCP as soon as possible, as well as reviewing its policies and procedures and drafting a new transition policy.But Mrs A said her dealings with the council had left her highly sceptical that it would implement the changes recommended by the ombudsman.*Under government reforms which came into effect in September 2014, following the Children and Families Act, local authorities in England have until April 2018 to move all disabled children eligible for support from SEN statements to new education, health and care plans (EHCPs). The plans last from birth to the age of 25 and set out all the support a family should receive across education, health and social care.Picture: Croydon town halllast_img read more

first_imgTHE Reserves’ playoff hopes hang in the balance as the Wildcats completed a League double over the Saints with two tries in the final five minutes to win 28-26 writes Graham Henthorne.The match was a cagey affair in the first period with the home side breaking the deadlock after ten minutes. Their lively hooker dummied his way through the line beating Nathan Ashe to the corner.The Saints hit back with a splendid interpassing move down the right. A quick play the ball from sub Anthony Walker saw the ball in the hands of Shaun Magennis and his short pass put Matty Ashurst into a hole. As he was tackled he offloaded to Scott Hale and the big second rower shot through the gap taking it 30 metres to the full back. He waited for his support out wide and fed Josh Jones who’s inside ball found Ben Karalius (pictured) to go over at the side of the posts for a great try.As the half went on the Saints gradually realised that the Wildcats were finding it increasingly hard to get out of their own half. The Saints chase in support of the kicking of Karalius and Danny Yates became a little more intense and some aggressive defence forced several handling errors as the Wildcats started to feel the pressure.The reward came with the final play of the half as Josh Jones went over at the posts. A quick play the ball on half way allowed Marcus Baines to scoot away from the markers. He found Hale who again broke the line, fed Adam Barber on the wing who took it to the full back before feeding it back inside to Jones.Barber’s second conversion gave the Saints an 8 point lead at the break.The lead was cut immediately on the resumption. An inexplicable short kick off from the Saints put the Wildcats on the attack and they scored at the posts when the last tackler grubber was lost over the line.Another Baines 40 metre break after a quick play the ball saw the Saints pull clear again. Dan Brotherton collected Nathan Ashe’s grubber to the corner just squeezing in before the cover arrived.The game was nip and tuck all the way now. The home side cut the deficit to 2 before Brotherton’s second from a good ball from Alex Trumper restored the lead.Wakefield drew level on the hour but the Saints were unlucky not to respond straight away as Ashe just couldn’t hold Hale’s short ball 20 metres out.However, the Saints did score on the next set. Ashe, at stand off now, broke down the middle. The supporting Tommy Johnson was tackled off the ball but good refereeing allowed the advantage and quick hands saw Trumper score in the corner.Barber’s third conversion gave the Saints a slender six point lead which was defendable until some sort of provocation on the ground saw Shaun Magennis sin-binned for the punch he threw on regaining his feet.After the match winning try the Saints regained the short kick off and were pressing on attack but possession was lost in sight of the posts and the whistle blew.Magennis, Ashurst, Walker, Hale and the ever dependable Jordan Hand all put in the effort but a lack of cohesion, direction and team work allowed a team with much less ability to come away with the win because their desire was greater.Match Summary:Wakefield:Tries: Chris Dean, Sam Parkin 2, Tom Henderson 2, Danny Cowling.Goals: Josh Veivers 2.Saints:Tries: Josh Jones, Alex Trumper, Dan Brotherton 2, Ben Karalius.Goals: Adam Barber 3.HT: 12-4FT: 26-28Teams:Wakefield:1. Josh Veivers, 2. Tom Hodson, 3. Chris Dean, 4. Lucas Walshaw, 5. Sam Parkin, 6. Liam Kay, 7. Jordan Lowther, 8. Russ Spiers, 9. Tom Henderson, 10. Kyle Trout, 11. Andy Tate, 12. Adam Slater, 13. Danny Cowling.Subs: 14. Josh Hardcastle, 15. Stan Robin, 16. Sammy Masselot, 17. Nathan Harper.Saints:1. Nathan Ashe, 2. Adam Barber, 3. Josh Jones, 4. Alex Trumper, 14. Dan Brotherton, 7. Ben Karalius, 6. Danny Yates, 8. Jordan Hand, 9. Aaron Lloyd, 10. Shaun Magennis, 12. Scott Hale, 11. Andrew Dixon, 13. Matty Ashurst. Subs: 5. Marcus Baines, 15. Carl Forster, 16. Anthony Walker, 17. Tommy Johnson.last_img read more

first_imgAS the First Utility Super League lands in football-mad Newcastle this weekend for Magic Weekend, title sponsor First Utility laid on a unique challenge to see who was best – Newcastle’s football legends or Super League’s rugby stars.Newcastle United Legends, Peter Beardsley, Rob Lee and John Beresford met on the banks of the River Tyne to welcome three stars from the First Utility Super League for the ultimate kicking challenge in the shadow of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.To view all the action unfold, please click on the link.With five giant inflatable rugby ball targets in the river to aim at, Beardsley, Lee and Beresford took on the Super League team of Jon Wilkin, Marc Sneyd, and Jack Owens in an effort to raise money for charity and help promote the First Utility Super League heading to the North-East for the 2015 Magic Weekend on May 30 – 31.After a tough start for all players, Jon Wilkin gave the Super League stars an early lead. John Beresford pulled a point back for the legends before Marc Sneyd put the Rugby League team back in front with his renowned left foot.With England legend Peter Beardsley surprisingly struggling to hit the targets, Rob Lee and John Beresford hit two in row to put the NUFC legends 3-2 ahead in the final round.However, the Super League stars showed their precision in their final shots with Jon Wilkin and Vikings star Jack Owens hitting the targets on the final shots to take the title with a 4-3 victory. With £250 being rewarded for every target hit, the teams raised £1,750 for the NSPCCPeter Beardsley, former Newcastle United star, said: “Myself, Rob and John were pleased to put some of the stars of the First Utility Super League through their paces! It’s great that Magic Weekend is coming to Newcastle and St James Park, this is a sport-mad, passionate city and every player, in every team will not forget their experience here come the end of May.”Ed Kamm, Chief Customer Officer at First Utility, added: “We’ve seen a few of the best and brightest First Utility Super League players go toe-to-toe with some genuine Newcastle United legends – with our Rugby League stars proving they are more accurate than the footballing greats in our unique challenge.“We’re proud to sponsor the First Utility Super League and we’re especially proud today that we’ve been able to raise £1,750 for the NSPCC and boost the profile of the sport ahead of Magic Weekend descending on the Toon.”To view the full video and behind the scenes shots, check out the First Utility on twitter and Facebook at and read more

first_img He appeared in court Wednesday morning.Police say Ray was involved in the June 7th shooting of Aubrey Redd on Campbell Street. Redd died at the scene.21-year-old Daquan Daniels was arrested shortly after the shooting.Related Article: 4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shootingIn July, WLOS reports Ray was arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in Brevard. 00:00 00:00 html5: Video file not found spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have arrested the second suspect wanted in a June shooting.21-year-old James Alexander Ray was arrested in Henderson and extradited to Wilmington yesterday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_img Bibaud was last seen walking down Black Chestnut Dr. in Leland Thursday morning around 10 a.m. wearing grey yoga pants with blue shorts over them, a burgundy hoodie and brown shoes.If you have any information, contact Det. Myleod at (910) 508-7626 or call 911. Sarah Bibaud was last seen October 12, 2017 in Leland. (Photo: BCSO) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help in finding a missing Leland teenager.According to a post on Facebook, Sarah Bibaud is a 17-year-old white girl. She is described as 5’3″ and around 100 lbs. She has black/brown/blue hair and brown eyes.- Advertisement – last_img

first_img Last week, the baseball community came together at Winter Park to contribute. This week, you can take donations of non-perishable foods to some area schools and there will also be collections at area Harris Teeters this weekend.NourishNC’s executive director Steve McCrossan says it means a lot to see the community rally around the Newsome family.“They turned something tragic into something very loving and caring and giving back,” McCrossan said. “This community has really supported them and us. It just means so much to us, that every year, all these people and businesses come together to help feed our kids in memory of Alex.”Related Article: North Carolina student returns the kindness he was once shownLast year, this food drive collected 27,000 food items for NourishNC. They hope to top that number this year. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Four years ago, Alex Newsome, an 11 year old Wilmington baseball player, died after a line drive hit him in the head. Today, his memory lives on, thanks to his family, the community, and NourishNC.Alex’s family is keeping his spirit alive by asking the community to donate food for hungry kids through a community food drive.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_img “I was there for that whole implementation process and that whole first year of UNCW having Hawk-Wheels bike share, and it’s been very well received by students, faculty and staff,” said Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Demand Management Coordinator Nick Cannon.Cannon helped to bring bike sharing to UNCW, and now he wants to do the same for the city of Wilmington.“We are a pretty densely populated area with a lot of things, residential, shopping, dining, schools, located in a pretty compact area. And a lot of places are convenient to get to by biking,” said Cannon.Related Article: Gov. Roy Cooper says downtown Wilmington ‘revitalized’ after FlorenceHe says though our area is great for biking, not everyone can afford one, or has the space to store it. That’s where bike sharing comes in.The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has been working on the idea for close to a year.They finally decided on Pace Bike Share, and presented the plan at a City Council agenda briefing Monday morning.“We felt that they had all the criteria that we wanted for a program that would work in any of the cities or towns in the Cape Fear region, and they are a station-based program,” said Cannon.Station-based means you pick up and return the bikes at designated bike racks.People seem to like the idea.“I can’t afford a new bike right now, so I would definitely, without a doubt, use that. I bike like probably 10 miles a day. I love biking,” said David Kennair.“I just think it would be a great benefit for everyone around here,” said Caroline Warshaw.Cannon says while the only way to rent a bike through Pace right now is with their smartphone app, the company is working on another solution for those who don’t have smartphones.He says the city council said they want to move forward with the program.If it is successful, it could spread to other areas like Leland or Carolina Beach. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington could soon follow in the footsteps of cities like Durham and Charlotte, by implementing a bike sharing service.Bike sharing is a convenient way to rent a bicycle for a small fee using a smartphone app. If the plan works out, it won’t cost the city a dime.- Advertisement – last_img read more

first_imgPENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County woman accused of trying to drown her four young children pleaded guilty on Wednesday to two counts of misdemeanor child abuse.For each count, Aeisha Milton received a sentence of 75 days in jail. Milton has been in jail since October, so she got credit for time served.- Advertisement – Milton’s mother, Geraldine Williams, called 911 in October of 2017 saying her daughter was trying to drown her four children in a bathtub. The children ranged in age between 10 months and 3 years old.Shortly after the arrest, Milton’s sister denied those claims. Velma Smalls told WWAY last year that her sister and their mother had argued before that 911 call.“She chased my momma with a bottle, a broken bottle, but she never tried to kill her kids. She never tried to drown them,” Smalls said in a 2017 interview.Related Article: Whiteville school bus driver accused of driving through blockade, hitting truckMilton was originally charged with four counts of attempted first degree murder.When asked about the lesser charge of child abuse, the district attorney’s office said there were “witness credibility issues.”last_img read more

first_img To meet her, head to New Hanover County Animal Services. County residents can adopt for $70. Adoption hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to Noon.To see more animals available for adoption, click here. NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — This week’s Pet Pal is a loving and playful kitten who’s looking for a loving family to join.She’s a grey and silver Tabby cat who shelter staff describe as playful and loving. They believe she’d be perfect for a playful family.- Advertisement – last_img

first_imgNature Trust – FEE Malta expressed its disappointment at the low regard of the environment as shown by MEP candidates’ disinterest. It stated that upon approaching candidates by means of an open letter regarding the importance of European Union laws which regulate the environment, only seven candidates acknowledged the email and just five took the opportunity to discuss. The MEP Candidates who acknowledged and replied to the email were Carmel Cacopardo and Mina Tolu from Alternattiva Demokratika, Michael Briguglio from Partit Nazzjonalista, Josef Caruana from Partit Laburista and three independent candidates – Arnold Cassola, Antoine Borg and Stephen Florian. However, only Cacopardo, Tolu, Briguglio, Cassola and Borg met with the council. The letter expressed a number of worries, such as climate change, air quality, the protection of unique natural places, plastic pollution, and toxic chemicals reaching the market. However, these are worries which have been fought against by EU laws, which may be threatened by deregulation. Nature Trust stated that EU regulations drive up standards, encourage competition, and give confidence in the products that are bought. According to Nature Trust, from the perspective of biodiversity, this is the situation:the cost of biodiversity loss due to the current over-exploitation of global fisheries is estimated at $50 billionpollinators (bees) are being decimated, where the estimated economic value of insect pollination within the EU has been calculated at €14.2 billion a year ( of land surfaces, 40% of the marine environment, and 50% of inland waterways across the globe have been “severely altered” (EU Draft Report).nearly half of land and marine ecosystems have been profoundly compromised by human interference in the last 50 years. (EU Draft Report).The NGO then stated that instead of stripping back or cutting regulations, the EU must take the lead again regarding the environment. It stressed that an ambitious European Parliament would tackle climate change and air quality, but also ensure that EU money is spent responsibly, and that biodiversity is being safeguarded. Furthermore, the EU Parliament can step in regarding chemical regulation as related to antibiotics, pharmaceutical pollution and health. WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint An Italian commercial vessel, the Asso 25 that saved 50 migrants from the Maltese search and rescue on Thursday is on its way to Pozzallo in Sicily.Earlier, the activist network Alarm Phone posted on social media that there is a possibility of the vessel sailing towards had previously made contact with an Armed Forces of Malta spokesperson who said that they (AFM) did not have any information on any migrants that were saved from Maltese waters.Alarm Phone also wrote on social media that they the Maltese authorities did not provide any assistance when they were informed on the goings on in the search and rescue area.According to Ansa, Minister for Internal Affairs Matteo Salvini and the Pozzallo Port Authority have been informed of the rescue.WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> The Minister for Foreign Affairs Carmelo Abela made around 67 international visits during the 2018.This information was obtained in a response to Parliamentary Question raised by the Nationalist MP Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici asking about the number and locations of visits made by the Minister during 2018.Belgium made up the largest number of visits racking up to 19 times. Other visits included the United States, India, China and Japan.* The tour does not include a trip to Palestine since the software used does not recognize Palestine as one of the states listed.Each visit was counted as a separate trip. Some of these visits did include multiple dates, while others did not.The countries outlined here refer to visits made by the Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela. The data was provided by the parliament in a table format. While some visits to the same country during the same period of time were listed in the same row, others had separate rows for visits to the same country in the same period of time. For the purposes of the data analysis, each row was counted as a single visit.WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook/Chaplaincy UniFacebook/Chaplaincy Uni At the end of the academic year the Dean and staff within the Faculty of Theology at the University of Malta (UoM) are inviting former faculty students to a reunion.The reunion will take place on the 2nd of July. Holy mass will be celebrated at the UoM chapel at 7pm, followed by a small reception.The Faculty of Theology is advising that on the day, they will also be thanking Dun René Camilleri who is retiring following a long lecturing career.To attend to the reunion one has to register here. SharePrintcenter_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=a29a7052&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement A low-power cellular base station dubbed the ‘CompactRAN’ which weighs just five kilograms and consumes 50 watts is being rolled out in Zambia.The device connects up to 1,000 people. Features of the CompactRAN include a GSM or EDGE network operating in the 850, 900, 1,800 or 1,900 MHz frequency band.[related-posts] – Advertisement – One location where the device is being used is Chaimiaka, a village that is 115 kilometers from the Zambian capital, Lusaka. The units require backhaul equipment to handle the connection to the main network. In Chaimiaka, this is reportedly done with a microwave transmitter that links village communications with a base station 17 kilometers away.In other settings, a satellite connection or fibre backhaul may be used. Photovoltaics, batteries, generators and even a grid connection can also power the device. The gadget is planned to target rural areas in countries such as Zambia.Zambia’s ICT sector has about one million internet users and about seven million phone users, out of as population of 13.2 million. The country’s internet connectivity is concentrated mainly in urban areas, as traditional internet service providers view rural areas as economically unviable to recoup their investments.Radio SpecificationsTwo type-N antenna port per outdoor unit Output power: 1 TRX 10 watts per TRX 2 TRXs 5 watts per TRX Receive sensitivity: -110 dBm SMA antenna port for GPS antennaGSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, or 1900 MHz Band Capacity: 2 TRX per outdoor unitCredit: ITWeb Africalast_img read more

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first_imgAddThis Share Contact: Philip Montgomery Phone: 713-831-4792 Carroll Joins American Academy of Arts and Sciences The American Academy of Arts and Sciences accepted Michael Carroll, dean of the School of Engineering at RiceUniversity, as a fellow for his contributions to engineering. His election on April 12 was based on his contributions to exact solutions in nonlinear elasticity and nonlinear mechanical and electromagnetic wave propagation and the Carrol-Holt theory of dynamic compaction of porous materials, said James Kinsey, dean ofthe Wiess School of Natural Sciences at Rice. The Academy will induct Carroll, the Burton J. and Ann M. McMurtry Professor in Mechanical and Computational and AppliedMathematics, at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., this fall.“I was very please and very honored,” said Carroll. “It’s a wonderful academy and nice to be recognized,” and he added “I know alot of the freshman class.” Other members of the freshman class who will be inducted into the Academy along with Carroll are Neal Lane, former provost for Rice and now the head of the National Science Foundation, and Bill Russel ’68, professor and chairman of department of chemicalengineering at Princeton University.“This is a well-deserved and long overdue honor for Mike,” said Kinsey, who nominated Carroll to be a fellow of the academy. “His distinction as a published poet and playwright was also noted. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is the oldest of the prestigious academies in this country. It is an honor comparable to the National Academy of Engineering or the National Academy ofSciences.” The Academy is a learned society founded in 1780 that now hasabout 3,300 fellows and 550 foreign honorary members. It serves a dual function: to honor achievement in science, scholarship, the arts, and public affairs and to conduct a varied program of studies that reflects the interest of its members and is responsive to the needs and problems of society and of theintellectual community. Carroll said that because the Academy conducts studies for the government having fellows from Rice puts the university in a position to influence the studies. He added that participation is important on two levels: in the works of the academy-which can influence public policy in such areas as basic research-and inrecognition of senior faculty fellows. Carroll is also a fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics and American Society of Mechanical Engineers as well as a member ofthe National Academy of Engineering and other organizations. Rice University is an independent, coeducational, nonsectarian private university dedicated to undergraduate teaching and graduate studies, research and professional training in selected disciplines. It has an undergraduate student population of 2,584, a graduate and professional student population of 1,489 and a full-time faculty of448. ###last_img read more

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: Jessica StarkPHONE: 713-348-6777E-MAIL: stark@rice.eduGift from Houston couple launches fundraising for new home for Rice’s Continuing StudiesSusanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies to expand, serve more HoustoniansRice University unveiled the site of the new building for the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies last week and also announced a significant Centennial Campaign gift from the school’s namesake. Including the gift from Houstonians Susanne and Melbern Glasscock and other gifts and pledges, the school has raised nearly $9.5 million for the $24 million facility. About 100 Rice and Glasscock School alumni and community leaders, including City Councilmember Oliver Pennington ’60, attended the ceremony at the building site on what is now a parking lot between Rice Stadium and campus Entrance 8 at University Boulevard and Stockton Drive. “Susie and Mel’s dedication continues to contribute to the quality of this university and our engagement with the city beyond measure. Words cannot express the appreciation we have for their support,” said Rice President David Leebron. “The Glasscock School helps Rice University expand our visibility and service to one of our most important constituents: the city of Houston.” Located on the south side of campus, the new building will allow the Glasscock School to expand the size and scope of its personal and professional development programs. Enrollment is expected to increase from 12,000 a year to 15,000, and e-learning and daytime programs will be added. Thousands of Houstonians attend classes at the Glasscock School each year, less than 10 percent of them Rice alumni. In addition, more than 4,000 college-preparatory teachers from all over the country attend its professional development courses and the English as a Second Language program has attracted students from more than 100 countries over the past 10 years. “In our vision for the future, we see a Glasscock School at the center of Rice’s efforts to engage the broader Houston community,” said Mary McIntire, dean of Continuing Studies. “As the oldest and possibly best-known educational outreach of the university, the school has a nearly 45-year-old place in the shared lives of Rice and Houston.”The three-story, 51,000-square-foot facility will include 24 classrooms, conference rooms, a language center, an auditorium and a commons area and terrace for events. McIntire said it will be completely funded by philanthropic gifts and noted that 100 percent of the school’s administrative staff have contributed a total of $65,000 to the new building fund. ”That’s how committed we are to our mission and this facility,” she said.“You’ve heard a lot of the word ‘Houston’ when talking about the school — they’re simply not separable,” Susanne Glasscock said. “This new building is a community effort, just as it’s a community building. … This building isn’t just about Continuing Studies and all its programs. This is a building where Rice University can greet, involve, engage and maybe even entertain our neighbors, the city of Houston and the world.”For many of its programs, the school collaborates with organizations such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Houston Museum of Natural Science; the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance; the Writers’ League of Texas; the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter; and HR Houston. The Glasscock School offers noncredit programs in personal development, professional development, teacher professional development and languages. A degree program, the Master of Liberal Studies, has grown into the second-largest master’s program at Rice.“You can go to Rice University by participating in its School of Continuing Studies … all that’s required is a love of and desire for knowledge,” Mel Glasscock said. “All you have to do is enroll in the school. And I’m happy to report that Susie and I at this moment are enrolled at Rice University.” The Glasscocks have been regular Continuing Studies students for about 30 years. In 2006, the School of Continuing Studies at Rice was officially renamed the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies in honor of an endowment gift — believed to be the largest endowment ever for a U.S. university continuing education program — from the Glasscocks. Susanne Glasscock earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Rice in 1962 and currently serves on the Rice Board of Trustees. She is the co-chair of Rice’s Centennial Campaign, which is two-thirds of the way toward its $1 billion fundraising goal. Mel Glasscock earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University in 1959 and his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Rice in 1961.The new building will be built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. Construction will begin when the fundraising has been completed.last_img read more

first_imgShareEDITORS — Links for video and photos are included at the bottom of this message.David Ruth713-348-6327druth@rice.eduJade Boyd713-348-6778jadeboyd@rice.eduHubble movies reveal solar-system-sized traffic jamsGiant jets spewing from newborn stars revealed in telescope’s imagesHOUSTON — (Aug. 31, 2011) — When it comes to big-budget action movies, Rice University astronomer Patrick Hartigan prefers Hubble to Hollywood.Using Hubble Space Telescope images collected over 14 years, Hartigan has created time-lapse movies that offer astronomers their first glimpse of the dynamic behavior of stellar jets, huge torrents of gas and particles that spew from the poles of newborn stars.An analysis of the movies that was published in The Astrophysical Journal is forcing astronomers to rethink some of the processes that occur during the latter stages of star birth. And in an effort to learn even more, Hartigan and colleagues are using powerful lasers to recreate a small-scale version of the solar-system-sized jets in a lab in upstate New York.“The Hubble’s given us spectacular images,” said Hartigan, professor of physics and astronomy at Rice. “In the nebulae where stars are born, for instance, we can see beautiful filaments and detailed structure. We know these images are frozen snapshots in time, but we would need to watch for hundreds of thousands of years to see how things actually play out.”Hartigan said stellar jets are different because they move very quickly. Stellar jets blast out into space from the poles of newly formed stars at about 600,000 miles an hour. Astronomers first noticed them about 50 years ago, and they believe the sun probably had stellar jets when it formed about 4.5 billion years ago.Hartigan began using Hubble to collect still frames of stellar jets in 1994. The jets emerge from each pole of a young star, and Hartigan used Hubble to revisit the jets from three stars in 1994, 1998 and 2008. All three stars are about 1,350 light years from Earth. Two are near the Orion Nebula, and the third is in the southern sky in the constellation Vela.By lacing the images together and using a computer to fill in what occurred between still frames, Hartigan and his collaborators created time-lapse movies. The movies clearly showed something that wasn’t obvious in any of the still images; clouds of dust and gas within the jets move at different speeds.“The bulk motion of the jet is about 300 kilometers per second,” Hartigan said. “That’s really fast, but it’s kind of like watching a stock car race; if all the cars are going the same speed, it’s fairly boring. The interesting stuff happens when things are jumbling around, blowing past one another or slamming into slower moving parts and causing shockwaves.”Understanding what happens in those huge collisions is another challenge. The phenomena didn’t look like anything that Hartigan and his astronomer colleagues had seen. But when he showed them to colleagues who were familiar with the physics of nuclear explosions, they immediately saw patterns in the shockwaves that looked familiar.“The fluid dynamicists immediately picked up on an aspect of the physics that astronomers typically overlook, and that led to a different interpretation for some of the features we were seeing,” Hartigan explained. “The scientists from each discipline bring their own unique perspectives to the project, and having that range of expertise has proved invaluable for learning about this critical phase of stellar evolution.”Motivated by the results from Hubble, Hartigan and colleagues are conducting experiments at the Omega Laser Facility in Rochester, New York, to recreate small-scale versions of the solar-system-sized features captured in the movies.“It’s one more tool we have to better understand the underlying physics,” Hartigan said.In addition to Hartigan, the research team includes Adam Frank of the University of Rochester; John Foster and Paula Rosen of the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston, U.K.; Bernie Wilde, Rob Coker and Melissa Douglas of Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico; and Brent Blue and Freddy Hansen of General Atomics in San Diego, Calif.The research is funded by NASA and the National Nuclear Security Administration.###VIDEO is available at:’s Hubble Space Telescope movies are available at: high-resolution image is available for download at: Rice astronomer Patrick Hartigan displays a target from an experiment to re-create the physics of stellar jets on a small scale. Powerful lasers blasted a tiny plug of titanium inside the gold-coated cone, shooting the atomized material into a ball of foam-covered plastic. The experiment re-created some of the fluid dynamics that occur on a huge scale when newborn stars spew columns of high-speed gas and dust.CREDIT: Jeff Fitlow/Rice UniversityA copy of the paper in The Astrophysical Journal is available at: FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more

first_img regions: San Diego RelatedNew Dean’s Scholar Award Presented to Outstanding George Mason FacultyIn an effort to show appreciation toward George Mason School of Business faculty members who go above and beyond, the school recently present the newly formed Dean’s Scholar Award. According to a press release from the business school, the Dean’s Scholar Award recognizes tenured faculty members who excel at and demonstrate…April 18, 2017In “Featured Region”Rotman Appoints 5 New Faculty to Strengthen Research & TeachingThe Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto has appointed five new faculty members for the coming year. These five professors will add to the research and teaching experience at the Rotman School for both pre and post-experience programs. The school also provided cross-appointments for four faculty members…July 24, 2017In “Featured Region”Rady School Welcomes New Social Entrepreneur in ResidenceThanks to strong student interest in creating socially important ventures and the timeliness of topics focused on civic engagement and immigration, USD’s Rady School of Management has welcomed its first Social Entrepreneur in Residence. Christina Fialho, Co-Founder and Executive Director Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) will briefly join…February 27, 2017In “Featured Region” About the AuthorYessenia FunesView more posts by Yessenia Funes Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 by Yessenia FunesFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img School’s almost back for the season. That means that campuses will be teeming with new students—and even new faculty. The Rady School of Management at the UC San Diego has added five new professors this school year, according to a recent press release.The new additions are Jeremy Bertomeu, Associate Professor of Accounting; Edwige Cheynel, Assistant Professor of Accounting; Uma Karmarkar, Assistant Professor of Marketing and ITO; Michael Meyer, Assistant Teaching Professor of ITO; and William Mullins, Assistant Professor of Finance.“These new faculty bring exceptional credentials to our school and join a team of Rady School faculty who are internationally recognized for the quality of their research,” Dean Robert S. Sullivan said in the press release. And the dean is right: The school already boasts faculty members who are experts in their field, including ones who have taught at New York University and the UCLA Anderson School of Management, among many others. Some professors like Wendy Liu have even had their work published in nationally lauded journals like Journal of Consumer Research and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, as well as media publications like Time Magazine.These three professors joining the faculty in the fall bring expertise from varying fields: accounting, finance, innovation, marketing, and technology and operations. They also have built some impressive resumes from their previous employers. Bertomeu has taught at Baruch College in New York. Cheynel was previously with the Columbia Business School. Karmarkar was teaching at the Harvard Business School, and Mullins is heading to San Diego from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.These faculty will teach in all different programs within the Rady School including the MBA, Master of Finance, and Master of Science in Business Analytics programs. The school has been slowly growing its faculty numbers to accommodate the launch of its Master of Finance and Master of Science in Business Analytics degree programs. In the past two years, the faculty has grown by 12 people. 5 New Faculty Join Rady for Coming School Yearlast_img read more