Executive MBA program leaps in 2013 rankings

first_imgNotre Dame’s Executive MBA program jumped to the 15th spot in Bloomberg Businessweek’s biennial ranking of best executive MBA Programs as “the biggest mover” of the 42 programs included, the Businessweek website states.  Suzanne Waller, director of Degree Programs at the Stayer Center for Executive Education in the Mendoza College of Business said the ranking key factor is the student satisfaction aspect. “I think [the ranking] validates, to some extent, the experience the students have while they go through this program,” Waller said. “Really, our emphasis isn’t on the ranking but the student satisfaction piece. We want to make sure that students leave the Executive MBA at Notre Dame feeling that it met or exceeded their expectations.” Cortney Mayfield, admissions and student services assistant director at the Stayer Center, also said the student experience was the most important factor. “My number one goal is to have happy students,” she said. “So having a [No.] 15 ranking is great, but I think it’s completely because they had a great experience.” Waller said improving student experience involves making each second in the classroom valuable.  “One of the crucial pieces is the proper management pieces is the proper management of their time,” she said. “Knowing that the average student is about 37 to 38 years old, they are really pressed for time.” Businessweek reported that the program in the Mendoza College of Business jumped up 12 spots to hit its current place, largely due to the student satisfaction response. Mayfield said she credits the significant move in rank and recognition to their rigor and faculty. “We have a lot of rigor balanced really nicely with the Mendoza backdrop,” she said. “We provide a great opportunity to students who didn’t go here as [undergraduates] to get a Notre Dame degree. “It’s rigorous but it’s balanced by great faculty and a great dean. You can’t beat that.” Waller said the program is “continuing to grow” and plans to expand in the future. “As [University President] Fr. John [Jenkins] shared with us, ‘Never let us be accused of dreaming too small.’ So it’s global for us. “We are planning continue to share with students around the world the Notre Dame experience and make sure the composition of our class [mixes] individuals all over the world. we’re going to spend time in South America, Africa [and, a number of different places sharing the Notre Dame executive experience.” Contact Alex Cao at acao@nd.edulast_img read more

Watch the Cast of Holler Get Some ‘California Love’

first_img Holler If Ya Hear Me View Comments Ready to holler this fine Tuesday morning? The cast of Broadway’s Holler If Ya Hear Me stopped by Good Morning America on July 8 to perform the number “California Love.” Directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, the new musical, which is inspired by the work of Tupac Shakur, stars Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, award-winning slam poet Saul Williams and Christopher Jackson. Check out the high-octane performance below (although fair warning, you will have the song in your head for the rest of the day), then in person at the Palace Theatre! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014last_img

Chemical Corps Tests New Equipment

first_imgBy Dialogo March 23, 2011 Soldiers in Fort Hood, Texas field-tested the newest equipment for chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear reconnaissance during an exercise 28 Feb. – 4 March. The new M1135 NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle, a Stryker-platform vehicle capable of detecting and identifying chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear, commonly referred to as CBRN, hazards, was used by Soldier of the 181st CBRN Company. They also field-tested the new Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets, Kits and Outfits, or DRSKO. Outwardly the modular DRSKO looks like an unmarked storage container. But equipment inside allows Soldiers to detect and identify CBRN hazards as well as toxic industrial chemicals and materials. It also contains a variety of protective suits and equipment for decontamination, sample collection, marking contaminated areas, and hazard reporting. “The equipment we have is an extreme improvement over what’s been around in the past,” said 1st Lt. Jaciel Guerrero, the 3rd Platoon leader, 181st CBRN Company. “Not only do we have the capabilities to detect conventional weapons of mass destruction, normal chemical agents, biological, radiological and nuclear agents, but now we can detect a lot of the industrial chemicals and industrial materials you may find anywhere, no matter what country or what region you’re in.” The NBC RV Stryker, unlike its predecessor the M93A1 Fox, provides protection from small arms fire, houses a remote weapons system which enables the platoon to provide its own security, and has equipment that allows the Soldiers inside to collect samples without ever getting out of the vehicle. “It’s not just a chemical vehicle,” said Sgt. Dustin Goldman, an NBC RV truck commander with 4th Platoon of the 181st CBRN Co. “It’s a combat vehicle with chemical capabilities.” In the past year, the 181st CBRN Company has conducted various training on the equipment in locations such as Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. After a six-month fielding process, it was the first chemical unit to use the new equipment in a practical field exercise. “Everyday’s a learning process for us,” said Spc. Eric Klopp, a surveyor with 4th Platoon, 181st CBRN Co. “We might find a mistake here and there in our training methods and we correct them on the spot. There isn’t really a general set [Standard Operating Procedure] on this piece of equipment yet, so we are kind of creating our own as we go.” As Soldiers of the mounted reconnaissance platoon trained with the NBC RV, the Soldiers of the 3rd Platoon, 181st CBRN Co., the dismounted reconnaissance platoon, conducted sensitive site assessments with the DRSKO. “Not only are we a platoon that can deal with emergency situations, but we can also help civil affairs,” said Guerrero.”(If) you have a village where people are maybe getting sick and showing symptoms of certain types of chemicals or materials that may be toxic to a human, we can go out there, we can test water, we can test soil. We can test the walls inside of a building; pretty much anything the person may have come in contact with.” After training separately for a few days with their new equipment, the platoons were ready to work together on a mission, which culminated the last day of the exercise. Through the training, Soldiers not only gained valuable knowledge and experience from using the new equipment, but also insight into what it’s like to be on the cutting edge of CBRN reconnaissance technology. “The challenge is to field the new equipment and to make sure that all the Soldiers are constantly trained on the most cutting-edge technology that the Chemical Corps has to offer,” Brown said.last_img read more

Forbes leads pick-up in City lettings

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COVID-19: ‘People don’t need to stockpile everyday items’, Jokowi says amid panic buying spree

first_imgDemand for face masks has also surged in Blitar regency, East Java.”We already put up a sign telling customers that we don’t have any face masks but they keep asking anyway,” drugstore employee Lina Sugianti told the Post on Tuesday. Lina said the drugstore had not been able to replenish its face mask stocks for a month and a half due to consumers bulk buying the masks for their relatives who are migrant workers in countries hit by the coronavirus outbreak such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. The Indonesian Retailers Association (Aprindo) and Indonesian Shopping Centers Tenants Association (Hippindo) issued statements on Monday to assure their members’ that food and non-food supplies would be more than sufficient to fulfill regular demand and that they had also taken certain measures to ensure a constant supply in the case of prolonged panic. (nor)Topics : “People don’t need to stockpile everyday items,” he said at a press conference at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. “If anything, what makes such items rare is bulk buying.”People began panic buying everyday goods, ranging from instant noodles to antiseptic wipes, on Monday afternoon after Jokowi announced the country’s first two confirmed COVID-19 cases. The patients, a 64-year-old woman and her 31-year-old daughter, are currently being treated at Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital (RSPI Sulianti Saroso) in Jakarta.There have been also been reports of thinning face mask supplies at drugstores around the country. Menita, a storekeeper at Agung Raya drugstore in Manado, North Sulawesi told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday that her store had doubled the price of face masks to Rp 4,000 (28 US Cents) a piece and capped sales to three pieces per customer. She said that her store raised prices because distributors had also raised prices to Rp 500,000 per box of 50 face masks. “There are residents who bulk buy face masks to send to their family members in Jakarta, because they said that there aren’t any face masks there. We have been sold out of face masks since this morning,” Menita said.center_img President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has spoken out against hoarding as people across the country go on panic buying sprees following the announcement of Indonesia’s first two confirmed COVID-19 cases.Jokowi said the government and the private sector had enough food and non-food stocks, including around 50 million face masks, to meet public demand. The President has also instructed the National Police chief to crack down on individuals hoarding and reselling face masks.last_img read more

No plans to redefine COVID-19 death: Task force

first_imgThe national COVID-19 task force has dismissed a proposal to redefine what constitutes a COVID-19 fatality, after it was suggested that deaths among people with comorbidities should be categorized separately in the official tally.Previously, East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa had suggested to Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto that COVID-19 deaths among patients with comorbidities – the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient – should be categorized differently to deaths among patients without comorbidities in the death toll.“As of now, the government has no plans to make the change proposed by the East Java governor,” task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said in a statement issued on Tuesday. The East Java administration, which had recorded 3,015 COVID-19 fatalities and more than 41,000 confirmed cases as of Tuesday, has claimed that 91.1 percent of COVID-19 deaths in the province are patients who had comorbidities.Khofifah has since clarified her intentions for sending the letter to the health minister, claiming  she did not ask the government to redefine what constituted a COVID-19 death.“On the other hand, East Java encourages honesty and openness in the recording and reporting of all information related to COVID-19 in a manner that is more detailed than the WHO guidelines so this pandemic can be brought to an end quickly,” the governor wrote on her Instagram account, @khofifah.ip, on Tuesday. In August, the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report that said 94 percent of people recorded to have died from COVID-19 had comorbidities.Topics : He added that the government followed the World Health Organization’s guidelines in tallying COVID-19 deaths, which is to count all deaths of people with confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus infection, with exceptions made for unrelated causes of deaths, such as traffic accidents.Probable cases refer to people who had not received their test results before their deaths, but who suffered from upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which clinically suggest COVID-19 infection.Read also: 160 deaths in one day: Indonesia sets bleak virus recordAccording to the task force, other countries such as the United States followed similar guidelines for counting coronavirus fatalities.last_img read more

Pizza restaurant owners selling their slice of blue chip real estate

first_imgPaolo Biscaro and Cordell Khoury at Julius Pizzeria in South Brisbane.THE owners of two of Brisbane’s most popular Italian restaurants have put their amazing New Farm outlet on the market.Cordell and Justine Khoury, the duo behind Beccofino and Julius Pizzeria, bought the property when it was an old 1940s Queenslander in need of a makeover in 2013.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThis house at 100 James St, New Farm, is for sale.The back of the house at 100 James St, New Farm.They’ve since modernised it with the help of Chris Brumby of Big House Little House, who drew up the renovation plans.The two-level home has three bedrooms and a master retreat, three bathrooms, an inground pool and off-street parking for four cars.The open-plan design and use of glass throughout the house makes it perfect for entertaining and pizza nights by the fire.OLD AND NEW GO UNDER THE GAVELMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe kitchen in the home at 100 James St, New Farm.100 James St, New Farm.Given Cordell is a professional chef, a lot of thought went into the kitchen design and finishes, which include marble and stainless steel benchtops and timber veneer cabinetry, similar to his restaurants.The master bedroom is like a cantilevered glass pod.WINTER FEAST FOR PROPERTY BUYERSOne of the bedrooms in the home at 100 James St, New Farm.City views from the rooftop terrace at 100 James St, New Farm.There’s even a ‘secret’ rooftop balcony, perfect for soaking up the city views.The property is being marketed by Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm and is scheduled for auction on August 18.last_img read more

Vantage Drilling 2Q revenue rises. Net loss narrows

Offshore driller Vantage Drilling saw its revenue rise and net loss narrow in the second quarter of 2018.The Cayman Islands exempted company recorded a 2Q revenue of around $60 million, an increase compared to $53 million in the second quarter of 2017.Also, net loss was $31 million, an improvement from last year’s 2Q loss of $36,6 million.At the end of the quarter, Vantage had $186.9 million of cash, including $5 million of restricted cash.Vantage used some of its cash to fund a $15.0 million down payment for the acquisition of modern jack-up drilling rig.Ihab Toma, the CEO, commented, “I am pleased to report another positive quarter, with industry-leading rig utilization and successful repositioning and deployment of the Topaz Driller in Cameroon. Revenues are up 14% from the comparable quarter in the prior year and operationally we delivered an outstanding 97% uptime during the quarter.”The Topaz Driller rig the CEO has mentioned is being used by New Age for drilling the Etinde block offshore Cameroon.According to data from Bassoe Analytics, the rig has a contract with New Age until mid-September.Bassoe’s data further shows Topaz Driller will then move to Gabon, where it will work for the French oil giant Total. This contract is expected to start on October 1 and will last until June 30, 2016.As seen in Bassoe Analytics chart, Vantage currently has six rigs under contract, two under construction, and one warm stacked unit. See below for more details.Data from Bassoe Analytics read more

Bidding ends soon for ‘BAHS Nativity Auction’

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Batesville Area Historical Society has a collection of nativity scenes from around the world for auction. The collection is available at the museum on George Street during normal business hours and by appointment.Bids will be accepted until November 30. Once the bids have been processed, the nativity scenes will be released to the successful bidder.For more information please call 812-934-3266. All proceeds benefit the Batesville Area Historical Society.last_img

Milan try again for Florentino

first_img Loading… Milan will make another attempt to sign Luis Florentino from Benfica this summer, perhaps including Lucas Paqueta as part of the deal. He is said to be eager for a move to San Siro, especially as he hasn’t played as much for Benfica as he would’ve liked so far this season. Florentino came through their youth academy and received 15 appearances this term in all competition, most of them off the bench. read also:Carlos: We were too crazy for comfort at the Bernabeu Paqueta was considered as part of the deal in January, but Benfica rejected the proposal, although the Portuguese club may well have changed their minds now. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 20-year-old midfielder was already a strong target last year, but they were put off by the €120m release clause in his contract. Benfica were also not prepared to let him leave on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season, demanding only a guaranteed purchase. According to Calciomercato.com, the Rossoneri are back in the running for Florentino, who has a contract until June 2024.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love Withlast_img read more