A newlyelected disabled MP has said that she woul

first_imgA newly-elected disabled MP has said that she would never have been elected to parliament if her mother had not fought for her right to a mainstream education.Marsha de Cordova used part of her maiden speech to other MPs – during a debate on the scheduling of parliamentary business – to highlight the importance of her mother’s efforts to keep her out of the special school system.She told fellow MPs: “When I was at primary school, the headteacher thought that it would be better if I was sent to a special school, but my mother was having none of that and fought tooth and nail to keep me in mainstream education.“I can safely say that I would not be the woman I am today, or an elected member of parliament, had it not been for her.”De Cordova (pictured) said she had been a disability rights campaigner for most of her life and that she believed disabled people “should have the right to participate in society equally”, including the “right to a good education, the right to travel and access public transport, and the right to work”.She also said that government policies on social security and social care had “disproportionately affected disabled people” over the last seven years.And she said she was particularly concerned about disabled people’s employment opportunities, with less than half of working-age disabled people in jobs, compared with 80 per cent of the non-disabled population.She said: “That is just not good enough. We need to change that.”De Cordova also made it clear that she would stand up for her constituents in her seat of Battersea, who had voted overwhelmingly against Brexit, and would draw in her work on the values of “openness, tolerance, social justice and co-operation”.In a speech that focused strongly on Battersea, she said she represented “one of the youngest, most diverse and most well-educated constituencies in the country”.She also focused on housing issues.She said: “We are increasingly divided, not least on housing.“Private rents have soared. Housing is insecure. Glistening new developments are rising up around us, but the cost of housing puts them way beyond reach.“It is a scandal that people under 35 have simply been frozen out of home ownership. Too many people are confronted with housing pressures that are getting worse.”And she called for the spirit of the pioneering efforts that led to some of the oldest council housing in the country being built in Battersea, in the 1870s, to be “reignited”.last_img read more

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Developer Pitches FiveStory Project and Living Alley at Mission Border

first_imgThe developer of a housing project planned for the northern Mission District pitched a transformative concept for a small industrial street there on Monday, saying he hoped to convert the street into a “living alley” with landscaping, seating, and public art.Craig Hamburg, a vice-president at the development firm DDG, told a group of seven neighbors who live near the proposed 44-unit project at 235 Valencia St. that as part of the construction, he was pushing to change Clinton Park, a car-lined industrial street, into a pedestrian-friendly avenue. His plans, which are preliminary, would maintain vehicle access to the scooter shop and other industrial spaces on the street while adding trees, flowers, benches, murals, sculptures, and speed-reducing bulbouts. They would also pay tribute to Loren “Hap” Jones, a member of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame who once had a dealership on the site and may be honored with a plaque in the alleyway.“We ultimately came to the conclusion that a cool way to memorialize Hap would be a public improvement to Clinton Park — a ‘living alley,’ is what the Planning Department calls it,” Hamburg said. A mock-up of the living alley, one example of what Clinton Park could become. Design courtesy of DDG.Nothing has been finalized, however, and Hamburg only presented mock-ups of public art and other alley concepts. The project is still 12-18 months from breaking ground, he said, and would take some 16 months of construction after that. Decisions about Clinton Park’s alley would be made down the road.At Monday’s meeting, neighbors were largely supportive of the plan for a refurbished alley, but held out one concern — that the street not turn into McCoppin Hub, a nearby park where homeless people often gather throughout the day and that has led neighbors to push for a fence to keep them out.“Making sure [the living alley] doesn’t promote homelessness” is key, said Kelly Scott Hill of Factory 1 Design, a design studio on Clinton Park. Hill said that McCoppin Hub served as a cautionary tale of a refurbished area that is now worse than what came before it. He did not want to see money spent on a living alley if it went the McCoppin Hub route, he said.Hamburg, for his part, agreed, saying that because his development firm will also serve as the property manager, it would be incentivized to keep the Clinton Park alleyway desirable to its tenants. The project is one of many that will alter the northern Mission District by bringing in new market-rate buildings to the low-lying neighborhood near the 101 freeway. At least 218 units in seven new developments are planned for the two-block area between Duboce Avenue and 15th Street and Mission and Valencia streets. The living alley and project on their own could extend the cafes and restaurants of Valencia Street into the little-used cul-de-sac of Clinton Park. The residential complex sits atop 5,500 square feet of retail space, which Hamburg hoped would be broken up into small shopfronts — like a set of stores at 17th Street and Treat Avenue.The small storefronts at 17th Street and Treat Avenue that may be a model for those at 235 Valencia St. Photo by Lola M. Chavez.Clinton Park alley. Photo by Lola M. Chavez.The block is little used by pedestrians. The intersection of Clinton Park and Stevenson Street has seen a proliferation of tent encampments since a fire in 2014 destroyed an arts warehouse on the block. There are no storefronts in the area, sitting as it does between a large Greek Orthodox cathedral, a parking lot, and the burn-out warehouse.It was also the place where two sheriff’s deputies from Alameda chased and beat a car theft suspect, Stanislov Petrov, in November 2015. They were fired, and a federal suit against them has been filed. New construction, however, promises to transform the area. A 45-unit project is planned for 344 14th St. at the corner of Stevenson and 14th streets that would replace the parking lot there with a five-story residential complex above a retail space. Next to that, a three-story, 14,000 square-foot “production, distribution, and repair” space at 1463 Stevenson St. would bring light industry and office space to the middle of the block, along with an underground parking lot.The Orthodox cathedral next door is under reconstruction and at least one neighbor at Monday’s meeting hoped the developers of that project would speak with DDG to extend the living alley down Stevenson Street.Around the corner at 198 Valencia St., developers are hoping to build a five-story, 28-unit building across the street from Zeitgeist, though the bar’s concern over the project’s shadow impact recently delayed approval of the project.Other projects along Mission Street will bring dozens of new units to the area in new five to seven story buildings. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% The 235 Valencia St. project itself faced little contention at Monday’s meeting. Neighbors hoped to learn more about the shadow impact on their apartments across the street and the impact that more than a year of construction would have on their businesses. Some asked about security — the building will have surveillance cameras lining the alley. Others about parking — it will have none, in accordance with the city’s transit-first policy for the area.None mentioned affordable housing, the usual topic of contention at housing meetings in the Mission District. The project will abide by the requirements set forth in Proposition C — 25 percent of its units, 11 units, must be rented at below-market-rate, unless the Board of Supervisors lowers that requirement. The majority of the units are studios — 22 of them, along with four one-bedrooms. Because the project is under the Market-Octavia Plan for the area, 40 percent of its units must be greater than two-bedrooms, so the project has 13 of those along with five three-bedroom apartments. All of the units are small, however, which Hamburg said would make them more affordable than market-rate for the bedroom size. He envisioned each bedroom going for between $1,500 to $2,100 — meaning studios and one-bedrooms in the low $2,000s, two-bedrooms going for between $3,000-$4,000, and three-bedrooms between $4,500-$6,000. None of the prices are final, however, given that the project is three years from completion.Median rent is $1,950 for a one-bedroom and $3,850 for a two-bedroom, according to the real estate website Trulia.No opposition has yet mounted to the project. Asked whether he was concerned about a fight as the development winds through the permitting process, Hamburg said San Francisco was fertile ground for housing battles but that he hoped residents would weigh the project on its merits.“Knock on wood,” he said.Stevenson Street where it meets Clinton Park. Photo by Lola M. Chavez. 0%last_img read more

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FORMER Saints favourite Leon Pryce is releasing hi

first_imgFORMER Saints favourite Leon Pryce is releasing his upcoming autobiography Pryceless: The Leon Pryce Story this June – and Saints fans can have their name exclusively printed in a special section of the book if they pre-order.Pryce joined Saints in 2006 and instantly became a fans’ favourite of the Saints faithful after helping Daniel Anderson’s side win the treble in the same year.He went on to win further honours with the club before leaving in 2012.Released on June 1, the book takes an extended look at the highs and lows of some of Saints’ glory years in Super League – as well as what went on away from the field!The book will feature a special ‘Supporters of Leon’ section, where anyone who pre-orders from the link below will have their name – or the name of a friend or relative – printed in EVERY single copy that is sold, as well as a bookplate dedicated to the name of your choice inserted at the front: signed by Leon himself!It gives Saints fans the unique opportunity to be a part of Leon’s story as he reveals all about the highs and lows of his rugby league career.Leon will be holding signing events around the time of the release – but this is an opportunity for fans to be a part of all copies of the book when it is released later this year.To order, click here.last_img read more

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Regan Grace took his try tally to eight in five ma

first_imgRegan Grace took his try tally to eight in five matches with a brace whilst Ryan Morgan also grabbed a double in a solid win.But they were pushed all the way by a Widnes side that scored early and kept on fighting throughout.Matt Whitley had given the Vikings a fifth minute lead before Saints turned the screw and took their chances.Firstly, Danny Richardson finished off a Dom Peyroux break and then Ben Barba chipped for Mark Percival to put down.The mercurial full back was called upon to make try-saving tackle on Sam Wilde – before Saints turned defence into attack and Barba found Grace for his first.Saints were 18-6 up but any thoughts they could take the game away from Widnes were halted when Wellington Albert pulled one back on 25 minutes.Barba crossed for his 19th of the season shortly afterwards but when Peyroux was sinbinned for holding back Aaron Heremaia on a kick through just before half time, Jimmy Keinhorst went through a gap.Saints extended their lead five minutes into the second half with a Richardson penalty – before Ryan Morgan scored his brace.The first came after a superb Percival break; the centre stepping multiple defenders and finding Richardson on his right.The scrum half then linked with Makinson to pop Morgan over.His second came from another sweeping move to the right; Barba and Richardson both involved.Widnes tried their luck as the game came to an end – but found Saints a tough nut to crack – and eventually a loose pass was scooped up and returned 50 metres for Grace’s second.Match Summary:Vikings: Tries: Whitley, Albert, Keinhorst Goals: Marsh (3 from 3)Saints: Tries: Richardson, Percival, Grace (2), Barba, Morgan (2) Goals: Richardson (5 from 8)Penalties Awarded: Vikings: 9 Saints: 6HT: 18-22 FT: 18-38REF: L MooreATT: 38,881Teams:Vikings: 1. Rhys Hanbury; 5. Patrick Ah Van, 4. Charly Runciman, 38. Jimmy Keinhorst, 2. Stefan Marsh; 6. Joseph Mellor, 33. Aaron Heremaia; 25. James Chapelhow, 21. Jordan Johnstone, 19. Greg Burke, 12. Matt Whitley, 17. Samuel Wilde, 13. Hep Cahill. Subs: 16. Thomas Olbison, 20. Macgraff Leuluai, 23. Danny Walker, 36. Wellington Albert.Saints: 23. Ben Barba; 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 19. Regan Grace; 1. Jonny Lomax, 18. Danny Richardson; 14. Luke Douglas, 9. James Roby, 16. Luke Thompson, 17. Dom Peyroux, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin. Subs: 6. Theo Fages, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Morgan Knowles, 20. Matty Lees.last_img read more

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Wilmington man arrested for kidnapping assault

first_img The suspect initially opened the door, but closed it again when he saw the officers. The officers then heard screams of help from inside. Dandron says they also heard the suspect say he would kill the officers.After several attempts, officers were able to enter the home, where they got into a scuffle with the suspect. The suspect, Jarvis Johnson, 36, of Wilmington, was eventually taken into custody and to the hospital to be treated for injuries.Johnson is charged with burglary, 5 counts of kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and 2 counts of felony assault on law enforcement officer.Related Article: Hampstead woman charged in hit-and-run that injured bartender (Photo: MGN) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man is charged with an early morning burglary and kidnapping in Wilmington.According to Wilmington Police spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron, officers responded to the 1600 block of Forbes Court around 3 a.m. Thursday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Crews battle house fire in Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Rescue responded to an early morning house fire Wednesday in Wilmington.According to New Hanover County Dispatch, crews responded to the fire at 15 Rogers Avenue around 4:30 a.m.- Advertisement – A press release from WFD Assistant Fire Chief Rick Pearsall said officials first noticed light smoke and later determined the fire spread to the attic and roof. Crews put out the fire quickly and said it is believed to have started in or near the fireplace.Duke Energy is in the process of shutting main power off to the residence.Three adults and two pets were in the home at the time. Officials say everyone made it out safely. There were no injuries reported. The Red Cross is assisting the victims.Related Article: Crews responding to house fire in Landfall communityCrews are still on scene.We will update this story as more information becomes available.last_img read more

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Questions about workers future as Wilmington plant pulls plans to continue fumigation

first_img We reached out to the owner of TIMA Capital, which is taking over the property. He told WWAY by phone his main priority right now is to take care of his employees and vendors. He also said fumigation is not all they do and that they are generating new ideas in hopes of keeping all jobs.The owner told us to call back in ten days when he’ll have a better idea on the plant’s next move.The NC Department of Environmental Quality had planned to hold public hearings for the plant and another proposed in Columbus County due to concerns about the amount of methyl bromide they would emit. The Columbus County project is still on the table. The Royal Pest Solutions plant on Sunnyvale Drive in Wilmington. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — While environmentalists are happy a facility in Wilmington will stop fumigation operations, what does that mean for the current employees?Royal Pest Solutions and TIMA Capital sent letters to state regulators this week asking to withdraw a draft air permit and stop fumigation operations at the plant at 800 and 810 Sunnyvale Drive by April 10. That’s when they will be done fumigating the current inventory of logs.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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Nutcracker home steals the show at Pleasure Islands annual lights tour

first_img After moving to North Carolina a year ago, she is happy to finally share here collection in this guided tour.Happe says she has so many it is hard to keep track.“I don’t buy toy soldiers anymore because there are too many that look alike but if I buy a cheerleader or the Red Hat Society, I know I don’t have those,” she said. “I only buy ones that I don’t have. My latest one was a crocodile.”Related Article: Drivers on flooded roads in Carolina Beach won’t be fined just yetHappe says she has nutcrackers ranging from $5 to $500 in her home. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hundreds came out through the cold, wet weather tour the nine homes in this year’s Island of Lights tour on Pleasure Island on Saturday evening. But, one home stole the show– the nutcracker house. It was filled with over 500!Lynda Happe has been collecting nutcrackers for 30 years. She has 776 to celebrate every holiday including Christmas.- Advertisement – last_img read more

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State Hazmat team called to fuel leak from crash in Brunswick Co

first_imgCrash on Andrew Jackson Highway on April 25, 2019 (Photo: Kelsie Anderson/WWAY) Leland (WWAY) — Emergency management officials in Brunswick County are waiting for Hazmat crews to help clean up a fuel leak from a crash this morning.Officials said the accident happened around 5:30 a.m. between a semi-truck and a Toyota 4-Runner off of US 74 West near Exit 5 to I-140.- Advertisement – The details of the accident are still being investigated. Leland fire department said they do not know what caused the accident, or who hit whom.“There were injuries in the passenger vehicle. The truck driver is fine, but we don’t know the extent of injuries,” said James Lancaster, Batallion Chief, Town of Leland. “There was an ambulance here…however I don’t know what paramedics decided to do.”Lancaster said, at some point, the 4-Runner struck one of the fuel tanks of the 18-wheeler causing an unknown amount of diesel fuel to leak. Emergency management, as well as, members of the state emergency management in Raleigh have been alerted. The hazmat  team is on its way to take care of the situation. Leland officials say they do not have the amount of resources for a fuel leak of that size.Related Article: Police: Ambulance driver fell asleep, crashed into wallThe clean up is said to take a couple hours but it is unlikely to cause the road to be blocked.“As far as we are on the side of the highway it is highly unlikely that they’ll block the whole road. It’s relatively safer for folks to pass around,” said Lancaster.last_img read more

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Poll Where were the comments posted

first_imgAdds comment by Women for Women administrator (below)Adds in editorial commentA group of comments by pro-abortion campaigners has sparked a maelstrom of anger across the board on the social media, more specifically Facebook. In what looks like a pro-abortion chat, four women discuss turning foetuses into food. While it appears obvious that the engagement is intended to be a lighthearted one, the net effect is as tasteless and crass as they come.Originally sources have said that the comments were related to a post on the Facebook group Women for Women, a moderated site which features a wide variety of topics. Many post anonymously largely about relationship advice and family issues, including abortion. Subsequent developments indicate that the offending posts may have been in another page all together (see editorial comment below). The ‘discussion’ was apparently sparked by an anti abortion post which was shared and commented upon in a trite manner. The other comments soon followed and the post ended up garnering over 350 comments including the ones in question.The tasteless comments were immediately picked up and the screenshots went viral leading to the original post being pulled from the page. SharePrint <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>center_img Women for Women replyFrancesca Fenech Conti, administrator of the FB page Women for Women took exception to the article and posted on the page denying that the post had been made on the page in question. ” I don’t know what is in worse taste the comments you said came from this group (which they didn’t) or the fact that you wanted to try to show our fantastic group of women in a bad light.” said Fenech Conti.Editorial replyAt the time of writing every effort had been made to ascertain the provenance of the comments in question. Two separate sources confirmed that it was from Women for Women. After the denial by Francesca Fenech Conti other sources came forward saying that this was from another Page. Since the comments have been deleted there is no way in which Newsbook.com.mt can ascertain beyond every shadow of doubt where the comments were originally posted. Newsbook.com.mt does not doubt the good faith of Francesca Fenech Conti. However this is not about a Facebook forum, but about tasteless comments.WhatsApplast_img read more

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PD asks for a noconfidence motion against Minister Konrad Mizzi

first_imgPartit Demokratiku has called on Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to immediately suspend Minister Konrad Mizzi and Chief of Staff Keith Schembri until criminal and other investigations are concluded.Following Magistrate Doreen Clarke’s decision in court that there is enough evidence in the Panama Papers to launch criminal investigations on Minister Konrad Mizzi and OPM supremo Keith Schembri, PD Leader Hon Godfrey Farrugia said the Prime Minister to “shoulder political responsibility”. He also appealed to the Opposition Leader Dr Adrian Delia to table in Parliament the  PD’s private members’ motion of no confidence in Minister Konrad Mizzi. Partit Demokratiku has also called on the Malta Police Force to investigate the evidence cited by Magistrate Clarke and any other relevant evidence.They pointed out that the owner of Egrant is still unknown, even though a Magisterial Enquiry ordered by the Prime Minister was carried out. The report of that enquiry remains unpublished to this day, said Martin Cauchi Inglott, Secretary General, and MEP candidate. These maneuvers, said Cauchi Inglott, started a few days after being entrusted by the people to govern the Maltese Islands. Read: ‘Muscat continues to protect those who murdered Caruana Galizia’ – GomesWhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

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Merkels conservatives hit new low piling pressure on coalition

first_imgFILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, in Portsmouth, Britain, June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File PhotoFILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, in Portsmouth, Britain, June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives slumped to a record low and fell further behind the resurgent opposition Greens in a survey published on Saturday, reflecting growing disillusionment with the ruling coalition.Doubts are mounting that Merkel’s right-left alliance can last its full term until 2021, largely due to disarray within her Social Democrat (SPD) partners, and many experts now see increasing chances of a federal election next year.The Forsa poll put the conservative bloc on 24%, down two points from a week ago.The Social Democrats (SPD) remained stuck at their low of 12% – level with the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) – a week after their leader quit because of a dismal performance in regional and European elections. Many members want to quit government and rebuild in opposition.The Greens, buoyed by growing concern across Europe about climate change, which helped propel them to second place in European Parliament elections, remained the most popular party, on 27%.“The Greens are benefiting from high voter mobilization, the self-destruction of the SPD and attempts by the conservatives to trump the Greens on climate protection,” said Forsa chief Manfred Guellner.If Merkel’s coalition collapses, Germany faces the possibilities of a snap election, a minority government or an unwieldy alliance of three blocs.Any of those scenarios would be likely to hasten the exit of Merkel, chancellor for almost 14 years, who has handed over the leadership of her Christian Democrats (CDU) to protege Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Merkel has said she will not stand again as chancellor of Europe’s biggest economy.FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Chairwoman of Germany’s Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) attend a party meeting in Berlin, Germany June 2, 2019. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File PhotoKramp-Karrenbauer has failed to boost the CDU and in the Forsa poll, only 19% of respondents said they would back her as chancellor in a direct vote, two points down from a week ago.The SPD have yet to decide how to elect their next leader and no one has yet stepped forward.The weekly Der Spiegel ran a title story on Kevin Kuehnert, the hoody-wearing 29-year-old head of the SPD youth wing, a divisive figure who campaigned against the grand coalition last year and wants to shift the party to the left.It quoted some party members as saying they would like him to stand as leader and others saying it would be madness.The media-savvy Kuehnert is no stranger to controversy; last month he caused a storm by saying companies such as carmaker BMW should be taken into collective ownership.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

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Luiz wants to stay at Chelsea

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint David Luiz wants to stay and fight for his place at Chelsea under new coach Maurizio Sarri. The defender, who is in his second spell at the club after rejoining from Paris Saint Germain two years ago, endured a difficult time in Antonio Conte’s last season in charge. Luiz managed only 10 league appearances and was omitted from Brazil’s World Cup squad.Luiz has featured in both of Chelsea’s pre-season matches under Sarri and has admitted that he is intrigued by the Italian coach’s football philosophy. Chelsea begin their league campaign against Huddersfield Town on 11 August.WhatsApplast_img read more

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First computer forensics firm with ecrime lab established in Ghana

first_imgAdvertisement The company, e-Crime Bureau has been established to offer a wide range of services including computer and mobile phone forensics services, digital forensics expert witness services, data security  and cryptographic services, e-fraud investigations  and countermeasures, incident response and cyber intelligence analytics.In addition, the company is developing strategic partnerships with research partners, both locally and internationally to carry out research into the emergence of online criminal behaviour which continue to dent the credibility of countries in the sub-region.This was contained in a release copied to Ghana News Agency in Accra on Monday. – Advertisement – “The fact that many international reports continue to rank Ghana and Nigeria among the top cybercrime offending nations is a worrying development for our countries, especially at the time when our governments are actively promoting ICT literacy at all levels; our enthusiasm to accelerate development through ICT should be complemented with ethical behaviour online as a nation, ” Mr Antwi-Boasiako stressed.“Our resolve in establishing the first ever computer forensics lab in Ghana is to assist businesses and government institutions across the sub-region to secure their ICT infrastructure and to provide investigation support in high tech crime cases,” He added.Mr Antwi-Boasiako said apart from services in ICT infrastructure security and computer forensics being provided by the company, e-Crime Bureau would also develop training programmes in cyber security, incident response, internet investigations and computer forensics.The company has also developed partnerships with global cyber security and computer forensics solution providers to help provide customised technology support through the deployment of appropriate software and hardware solutions.The e-Crime Bureau Team is made of both local and international consultants with varied specialisations in the field of cyber security and computer forensics.One of the strategic goals as a company is to expand its operational base across Africa and to facilitate greater working cooperation with stakeholders including businesses, academic institutions, law enforcement bodies and government departments.The company has begun discussions with local representatives to open e-Crime Bureau branches in other Africa countries.The release said e-Crime Bureau was a major sponsor of the Fourth Forensic Conference for Africa scheduled in Accra, from December, 5-9.Source: technologyboat.eulast_img read more

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Reuters set to launch ondemand TV in 2015

first_imgAdvertisement Reuters news agency has announced Reuters TV its on demand video news service coming in 2015.The internationally known new service and companion app will expand the news agency’s reach beyond the written word with up-to-date news coverage in varying length Reuters Now video segments.Segments will last from 5 to 30 minutes. Reuters says that the shows will be tailored to viewers’ interests. – Advertisement – The news agency says that traditional TV news “got lost” and that it’s time for the news to catch up with viewers and be made to fit their day.The news service has been reporting the news for over 160 years and it’ll be interesting to see how this new app and service will resonate with news junkies.Via TNWlast_img read more

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Graffiti BBoy and BGirl Exhibition opens March 27

first_imgAddThis ShareNEWS RELEASEB.J. Almond713-348-6770balmond@rice.eduRice’s HERE Project presents ‘Graffiti, B-Boy and B-Girl Exhibition’ March 27 at Betz Art Gallery HOUSTON — (March 16, 2012) — The opening reception for “Grafitti, B-Boy and B-Girl Exhibition” at the Betz Art Gallery will be held March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.Talented Houston graffiti artists and breakdancers (b-boys) will create an interactive experience through mural painting, dance and a multimedia presentation at the gallery, 1208 West Gray. Featured artists include Gelson Lemus, DEZ, Skeez181, Havikoro and several urban photographers. The free exhibit, which is part of FotoFest 2012, will continue through April 17.The Houston Enriches Rice Education (HERE) Project at Rice University is sponsoring the reception as the opening event for Awready!: The Houston Hip-Hop Conference. The exhibit will be preserved in the Houston Hip-Hop Archives Network, a partnership developed by the HERE Project and the University of Houston Libraries.The HERE Project is an innovative curricular and research initiative that advances Rice’s relationship to the larger Houston community and enhances faculty research and both undergraduate and graduate education.In addition to the HERE Project and the University of Houston (UH) Libraries, co-presenters of the hip-hop conference are African-American Studies at UH and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at UH.More information about this event is available at http://here.rice.edu.More information about Betz Art Gallery is available at http://www.betzgallery.com/.# # #last_img read more

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Magnetized viruses attack harmful bacteria

first_img Bacteriophages combined with nanoparticle clusters can be drawn into a biofilm with a magnet. Researchers at Rice University and the University of Science and Technology of China developed the material to kill hard-to-reach bacteria protected by biofilms in water treatment systems. http://news.rice.edu/files/2017/07/0807_PHAGE-2-WEB-1ajrql5.jpgBacteriophages combined with nanoparticle clusters can be drawn into a biofilm with a magnet. Researchers at Rice University and the University of Science and Technology of China developed the material to kill hard-to-reach bacteria protected by biofilms in water treatment systems. (Credit: Alvarez Group/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for happiest students and for lots of race/class interaction by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. http://news.rice.edu/files/2017/07/0807_PHAGE-1-WEB-1m2i0t7.jpgClusters of nanoparticles with phage viruses attached find and kill Escherichia coli bacteria in a lab test at Rice University. Researchers at Rice and the University of Science and Technology of China have developed a combination of antibacterial phages and magnetic nanoparticle clusters that infect and destroy bacteria that are usually protected by biofilms in water treatment systems. (Credit: Alvarez Group/Rice University) Clusters of nanoparticles with phage viruses attached find and kill Escherichia coli bacteria in a lab test at Rice University. Researchers at Rice and the University of Science and Technology of China have developed a combination of antibacterial phages and magnetic nanoparticle clusters that infect and destroy bacteria that are usually protected by biofilms in water treatment systems. Return to article. Long DescriptionBacteriophages combined with nanoparticle clusters can be drawn into a biofilm with a magnet. Click on the image for a larger version. Courtesy of the Alvarez GroupThe phages were combined with nanoclusters of carbon, sulfur and iron oxide that were further modified with amino groups. The amino coating prompted the phages to bond with the clusters head-first, which left their infectious tails exposed and able to infect bacteria.The researchers used a relatively weak magnetic field to push the nanoclusters into the film and disrupt it. Images showed they effectively killed E. coli and P. aeruginosa over around 90 percent of the film in a test 96-well plate versus less than 40 percent in a plate with phages alone.The researchers noted bacteria may still develop resistance to phages, but the ability to quickly disrupt biofilms would make that more difficult. Alvarez said the lab is working on phage “cocktails” that would combine multiple types of phages and/or antibiotics with the particles to inhibit resistance.Graduate student Ling-Li Li of the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, is co-lead author of the paper. Co-authors are graduate student Sheng-Song Yu and Han-Qing Yu, a professor at the University of Science and Technology of China, and graduate student Xifan Wang and temporary research scientist Jacques Mathieu of Rice.The National Science Foundation and its Rice-based NEWT Engineering Research Center supported the research.-30-Read the abstract at http://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2017/en/c7en00414a#!divAbstractFollow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsRelated materials:Pedro Alvarez bio: http://alvarez.rice.eduNanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT): http://www.newtcenter.orgGeorge R. Brown School of Engineering: https://engineering.rice.eduImages for download: AddThis Return to article. Long DescriptionClusters of nanoparticles with phage viruses attached find and kill Escherichia coli bacteria in a lab test at Rice University. Click on the image for a larger version. Courtesy of the Alvarez GroupWithout the pull of a magnetic host, these “phages” disperse in solution, largely fail to penetrate biofilms and allow bacteria to grow in solution and even corrode metal, a costly problem for water distribution systems.The Rice lab of environmental engineer Pedro Alvarez and colleagues in China developed and tested clusters that immobilize the phages. A weak magnetic field draws them into biofilms to their targets.The research is detailed in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Environmental Science: Nano.“This novel approach, which arises from the convergence of nanotechnology and virology, has a great potential to treat difficult-to-eradicate biofilms in an effective manner that does not generate harmful disinfection byproducts,” Alvarez said.Biofilms can be beneficial in some wastewater treatment or industrial fermentation reactors owing to their enhanced reaction rates and resistance to exogenous stresses, said Rice graduate student and co-lead author Pingfeng Yu. “However, biofilms can be very harmful in water distribution and storage systems since they can shelter pathogenic microorganisms that pose significant public health concerns and may also contribute to corrosion and associated economic losses,” he said.The lab used phages that are polyvalent – able to attack more than one type of bacteria – to target lab-grown films that contained strains of Escherichia coli associated with infectious diseases and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is prone to antibiotic resistance.center_img Return to article. Long Description Bacteriophages combined with nanoparticle clusters can be drawn into a biofilm with a magnet. Researchers at Rice University and the University of Science and Technology of China developed the material to kill hard-to-reach bacteria protected by biofilms in water treatment systems. Return to article. Long Description Clusters of nanoparticles with phage viruses attached find and kill Escherichia coli bacteria in a lab test at Rice University. Researchers at Rice and the University of Science and Technology of China have developed a combination of antibacterial phages and magnetic nanoparticle clusters that infect and destroy bacteria that are usually protected by biofilms in water treatment systems. Share13Editor’s note: Links to high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduMagnetized viruses attack harmful bacteria Rice, China team uses phage-enhanced nanoparticles to kill bacteria that foul water treatment systemsHOUSTON – (Aug. 1, 2017) – Magnetic nanoparticle clusters have the power to punch through biofilms to reach bacteria that can foul water treatment systems, according to scientists at Rice University and the University of Science and Technology of China.The nanoclusters developed through Rice’s Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Engineering Research Center carry bacteriophages – viruses that infect and propagate in bacteria – and deliver them to targets that generally resist chemical disinfection.last_img read more

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Rices Shepherd School Chamber Symphony orchestra to present 20172018 season debut concerts

first_imgShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.edu Rice’s Shepherd School Chamber, Symphony orchestra to present 2017-2018 season debut concertsHOUSTON – (Sept. 13, 2017) –Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music will offer the first concerts of the academic year by its chamber and symphony orchestras. The chamber concert will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 24 and the symphony orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6. All concerts will take place in Alice Pratt Brown Hall’s Stude Concert Hall. Larry Rachleff, director of orchestras and the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, will conduct all three performances. musicPhoto from the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Fall 2016, courtesy of Jennifer Taylor. Return to article. Long DescriptionWHAT: Shepherd School Chamber and Symphony orchestra concerts.WHEN:  3 p.m. Sept. 24 (chamber orchestra) and 8 p.m. Oct. 5 and 6 (symphony orchestra).WHERE: Alice Pratt Brown Hall’s Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, 6100 Main St.The chamber orchestra performance will feature Mozart’s “Overture to the Magic Flute,” K. 620, conducted by Benjamin Manis, a graduate student in orchestral conducting; Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36.The symphony orchestra’s program will include Strauss’ “Don Quixote,” Op. 35, featuring Rice Professor of Cello Desmond Hoebig as soloist; Varèse’s “Amériques” (1929 version); and Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.”The parking lot across from Alice Pratt Brown Hall is closed for the construction of the new music and opera building. West Lot 2 is now the parking lot for all Alice Pratt Brown Hall/Shepherd School of Music events. The easiest way to access this lot is to enter campus from Entrance 18 off Rice Boulevard and turn right at the parking gates to West Lot 2. For visitors with disabilities, accessible parking is available at the south end of the lot. This is the closest lot to a temporary sidewalk that will service the west entrance to the Grand Foyer of Alice Pratt Brown Hall.For more information, visit http://music.rice.edu/.-30-For more information, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu/.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related Materials:Shepherd School of Music: http://music.rice.edu/Photo link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2017/09/ORCH-b-1xtohgn.jpgPhoto credit: Jennifer Taylor.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,879 undergraduates and 2,861 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for best quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005center_img AddThislast_img read more

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Magnesium magnificent for plasmonic applications

first_imgShareNEWS RELEASEEditor’s note: Links to high-resolution images for download appear at the end of this release.David Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduMagnesium magnificent for plasmonic applicationsRice University, University of Cambridge synthesize and test nanoparticles of abundant materialHOUSTON – (May 22, 2018) – Rice University researchers have synthesized and isolated plasmonic magnesium nanoparticles that show all the promise of their gold, silver and aluminum cousins with none of the drawbacks. Return to article. Long DescriptionCalculated (left) and matching experimental (right) images show the intensity of the plasmonic behavior of magnesium nanoparticles created at Rice University. The nanoparticles show promise for chemical and biological sensors, photocatalysts and medical applications. Courtesy of the Ringe GroupAttempts by other labs to fabricate magnesium structures proved difficult and produced nanoparticles with poor crystallinity, so Ringe and co-authors John Biggins of the University of Cambridge, England, and Rice postdoctoral fellow Sadegh Yazdi combined their talents in chemistry, spectroscopy and theory to synthesize nanocrystals in liquid and analyze them with Rice’s powerful electron microscope.What they produced were nanoscale crystals that perfectly reflected the hexagonal nature of their underlying lattice. “This gives usan opportunity,” she said. “Silver, gold and aluminum, all the metals we’re used to working with at the nanoscale, are face-centered cubic materials. You can make cubes and rods and things that have the symmetry of the underlying structure.“But magnesium has a hexagonal lattice,” Ringe said. “The atoms are packed differently, so we’re able to make shapes we physically cannot make with a face-centered cubic metal. We’re really excited about the possibilities because it means we can make new shapes – or at least shapes that are not typical of nanoparticles. And new shapes mean new properties.”The particles proved to be unexpectedly robust, she said. The lab began by mixing a magnesium precursor with lithium and naphthalene, creating a powerful free radical that could reduce an organometallic magnesium precursor to magnesium metal. The resulting particles were hexagonal plates that ranged in size from 100 to 300 nanometers with a thickness between 30 and 60 nanometers.Like bulk magnesium, they found that a self-limiting oxide layer formed around the magnesium that protected it from further oxidation without changing the material’s plasmonic properties. That helped preserve the particles’ characteristic shape, which remained stable even three months after synthesis and several weeks in air, Ringe said.Long DescriptionEmilie Ringe“It’s formidably air-stable,” she said. “At the start, we took all the precautions we could, using a glove box for every transfer of sample, and at the end of the day we decided to just leave a sample out in the air, just to see. We tested it after two weeks, and it was still the same.“We tried that a bit too late, to be honest,” Ringe said. “We could have saved time if we’d just started with that!”The next step will be to enhance the particles with binding molecules that will help them change their shapes, which also tunes their plasmonic response. She expects that will take another year of work.“The key point is that this is going to be a tool in the plasmonics toolbox that can do things none of the other metals can do,” Ringe said. “No other metal is cheap and can resonate across the entire spectrum. And it can be made, essentially, in a beaker.”Biggins is a university lecturer in applied mechanics at the University of Cambridge. The research was supported by a 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund and the Binational Science Foundation.-30-Read the abstract at https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00955.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Ringe Group: http://ringegroup.rice.eduBiggins Group: https://www.tcm.phy.cam.ac.uk/~jsb56/index.htmlRice Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering: https://msne.rice.eduGeorge R. Brown School of Engineering: https://engineering.rice.eduImages for download: Return to article. Long DescriptionProtective oxide layers (red) coat magnesium (green) nanoparticles created by scientists at Rice University. The nanoparticles show plasmonic properties across the infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectrum. Courtesy of the Ringe GroupThe Rice lab of materials scientist Emilie Ringe produced the particles to test their ability to emit plasmons, the ghostly electron bands that, when triggered by energy from outside, ripple across the surface of certain metals.The research appears in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.Plasmonic materials are valuable because they can concentrate light and squeeze its power in nanoscale volumes, a useful property for chemical and biological sensors. They can also be used as photocatalysts and for medical applications in which they can, for instance, target cancer cells and be triggered to emit heat to destroy them.But gold and silver are expensive. “They’re just not affordable if you’re trying to do cheap things on a very large scale, like industrial catalysis,” said Ringe, an assistant professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of chemistry at Rice.“We’ve been really excited about aluminum, because it’s one of the only Earth-abundant plasmonic materials, but it has a critical flaw,” she said. “Its intrinsic properties mean it is a good plasmonic in the ultraviolet range, but not as good in the visible and poor in the infrared. That’s not so great it you want to do photocatalysis with the sun.”Those limitations set the stage for the Ringe lab’s investigation of also-abundant magnesium. “It can resonate across the infrared, visible and ultraviolet ranges,” she said. “People have been talking about it, but no one’s really been able to make and look at the optical properties of single crystals of magnesium.” Protective oxide layers (red) coat magnesium (green) nanoparticles created by scientists at Rice University. The nanoparticles show plasmonic properties across the infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectrum. (Credit: Ringe Group/Rice University) Return to article. Long Description Protective oxide layers (red) coat magnesium (green) nanoparticles created by scientists at Rice University. The nanoparticles show plasmonic properties across the infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectrum. (Credit: Ringe Group/Rice University) Return to article. Long DescriptionEmilie Ringe http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/05/0529_MAGNESIUM-1-WEB-2ib30mt.jpgProtective oxide layers (red) coat magnesium (green) nanoparticles created by scientists at Rice University. The nanoparticles show plasmonic properties across the infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectrum. (Credit: Ringe Group/Rice University)Long Description Calculated (left) and matching experimental (right) images show the intensity of the plasmonic behavior of magnesium nanoparticles created at Rice University. The nanoparticles show promise for chemical and biological sensors, photocatalysts and medical applications. (Credit: Ringe Group/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/05/0529_MAGNESIUM-2-WEB-2c2j77e.jpgCalculated (left) and matching experimental (right) images show the intensity of the plasmonic behavior of magnesium nanoparticles created at Rice University. The nanoparticles show promise for chemical and biological sensors, photocatalysts and medical applications. (Credit: Ringe Group/Rice University)Long Description http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/05/0529_MAGNESIUM-3-WEB-27rwmm7.jpgA high-angle annular dark-field image with a scanning transmission electron microscope at Rice University shows atoms in the center of a magnesium nanoparticle. The hexagonal arrangement translates to the shape of the particle itself, which has plasmonic properties across the infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectrum. (Credit: Ringe Group/Rice University) A plasmonic magnesium nanoparticle created at Rice University as seen under an electron microscope. The particles exhibit plasmonic properties across the infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectrum. (Credit: Ringe Group/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/05/0529_MAGNESIUM-5-WEB-2471wjd.jpgA plasmonic magnesium nanoparticle created at Rice University as seen under an electron microscope. The particles exhibit plasmonic properties across the infrared, visible and ultraviolet spectrum. (Credit: Ringe Group/Rice University) AddThis Emilie Ringe. (Credit: Tommy LaVergne/Rice University) http://news.rice.edu/files/2018/05/0529_MAGNESIUM-4-WEB-1xw2zsp.jpgEmilie Ringe. (Credit: Tommy LaVergne/Rice University)Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,970 undergraduates and 2,934 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for quality of life and for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for happiest students by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview. Return to article. Long Descriptionlast_img read more

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Rice lecture to explore role of religion on college campuses

first_img Return to article. Long DescriptionPhoto by 123rf.comA panel of Rice faculty and students will address the myriad ways religion enters classrooms and how faculty and students should (or should not) engage with religion. They will also discuss having difficult conversations and engaging with controversial topics related to religion on university campuses.“Religion can show up in many different ways on university campuses: in the lives of students, faculty and staff; in the content of a variety of disciplines; and at the center of polarizing controversy or as a helpful framework for generative conversation,” said Elaine Howard Ecklund, the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, professor of sociology and director of Rice’s Religion and Public Life Program.Who:              Religion and Public Life Program.What:             “Religion and the University” lecture.When:            7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29.Where:           Sewall Hall Room 309, Rice University, 6100 Main St, Houston.To RSVP for the event, visit https://bit.ly/2CoKNSf. For more information, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.For a map of Rice University’s campus, go to http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.-30-This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials: Religion and Public Life Program: https://rplp.rice.edu/Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,962 undergraduates and 3,027 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 2 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/RiceUniversityoverview.If you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005 University or college building. Education student, flat campus design, graduation university, vector illustration AddThiscenter_img Share1Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.eduRice lecture to explore role of religion on college campusesReligion and Public Life Program hosts event during Interfaith Week 2019HOUSTON – (Jan. 24, 2019) – What is the role of religion on a university campus?A Jan. 29 lecture hosted by Rice’s Religion and Public Life Program (RPLP) will focus on the different ways religion shows up on college campuses. The event is part of Interfaith Week 2019, organized by Rice’s Boniuk Council.last_img read more

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