Four Barrel sexual harassment allegations spook some customers and employees

first_img 0% On Friday afternoon a pall had been cast over Four Barrel Coffee, where employees and customers expressed varying degrees of disappointment and wariness upon hearing that former employees of the coffee roaster had accused its founder of sexual assault.The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the story Friday afternoon. The lawsuit, filed Friday in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that Four Barrel’s owner, Jeremy Tooker, assaulted a female employee in a hotel room and forcibly kissed and touched others without consent. The lawsuit’s allegations, described by the Chronicle, also depict a company whose leadership took little action when employees raised concerns about Tooker. One of the women was fired after raising Tooker’s conduct with her manager. According to the Chronicle, eight women came forward with allegations in the lawsuit, though only two — Megan Kepnach and Karley Webb — are named as the plaintiffs. They seek an unspecified amount in damages. “The article does a very good job of describing the culture here,” one female employee told Mission Local. “It hurts to read it, but this culture has been around here for a while.”The employee said she had read the Chronicle’s story on her lunch break. Still processing the news, she said she was now contemplating the daunting task of needing to find a new job. “It hurts to know this. I would like not to be part of this culture.” While none of the customers Mission Local spoke to had read the news for themselves, most expressed hesitation about returning to the cafe after learning of the allegations.“I’ll probably stop coming here unless the situation is rectified — which would look like the responsible parties being relieved and the people who have suffered having some sort of justice,” said T.J., 27, who said she’d loved Four Barrel coffee since before she moved to San Francisco. “I will keep my eyes on this, and this will be my last visit for now,” she said, as she packed up her belongings.“We’re getting to a time where we’re finally believing women, and I want to support that.” Customer Erica Simmons, who hadn’t yet read the news, said she would want to know the specifics, but the allegations would definitely affect her willingness to come back to Four Barrel.Another customer, Jay Mojica, said he would need more time to consider the news. “It’s hard to process this information.”A trio of sisters visiting from Cupertino said they would think twice about coming back. “You start to think, ‘Am I supporting this by coming here?’” said Emi Lewis, 21.“If there was an equivalent alternative, I’d rather go there,” her sister, Maya, said. Cobrina Grieco — an employee of Josey Baker Bread at the Mill, which Tooker co-founded — alleges in the lawsuit that Tooker forcibly grabbed her and kissed her against her will during a party in October 2015. The lawsuit alleges that later that night, in a hotel room, Tooker pushed Grieco onto a bed and laid on top of her while she repeatedly said “no.” He also allegedly pulled her pants down around her thighs and was only stopped when other employees entered the room, the Chronicle reports. Megan Kepnach, one of the plaintiffs, alleges that on that same night, Tooker attempted to kiss her, at one point grabbing the back of her head. Kepnach was fired after raising the incident with her manager, Brett Whitman, the lawsuit alleges. Another former employee, Karley Webb, alleges in the lawsuit that Tooker also forcibly kissed her at the same party, according to Chronicle. She was subsequently fired, although it’s unclear whether it was in connection with the alleged harassment.     This is the latest in a raft of sexual harassment accusations against powerful men in the Bay Area food industry. Just over a week ago, Charlie Hallowell, the owner of three well-known East Bay eateries, was accused by 17 former employees of sexual harassment and verbal abuse in a San Francisco Chronicle investigation. He has since apologized and stepped away from the day-to-day operations at the restaurants. Earlier in December, the New York Times reported that 10 female employees accused Ken Friedman, the co-owner of Tosca Cafe of San Francisco, of sexual harassment. Friedman apologized, but still owns the cafe. In November, the Chronicle reported that celebrity chef Michael Chiarello, owner of San Francisco’s Coqueta, had recently settled two sexual harassment lawsuits. center_img Tags: assault • sexual violence • valencia street Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

JAMES Roby is naturally one of the front runners f

first_imgJAMES Roby is naturally one of the front runners for Man of Steel.The 25-year-old has had a stellar campaign and committed himself to Saints earlier in the year for the next four seasons.But the laid back hooker says he’s just interested in doing his job and playing his own game rather than personal plaudits.“I knew it would be a big year for me as with Keiron Cunningham leaving it was always going to be a big void to fill. KC has been here for so long and we all know how highly rated as a player he was. A lot was made of him leaving at the beginning of the season but I just got on with my job and wanted to play my own game.“It’s not really been mentioned since so I will take that as a positive! I was seen as an impact player but I think I have turned that perception around and now people associate me with a full match playing number 9. I enjoy that and want to be on the pitch as much as possible and don’t like coming off. The more minutes I played at the beginning of the year I adapted to it and I feel very comfortable playing that length of time.“I feel more like a senior player this year and hopefully I can continue to go in that manner.”He continues: “I don’t like making excuses but when you take into account playing at Widnes for the season and the injury situation then I think if you were offered third at the beginning of the year you would have taken it. But I think the main thing that has come is the young lads who have stepped in because of injury and the lads who have made their debuts.“It is positive for the club and the community too that these lads have come through the system and have not just filled in but made a stake for their positions.“They will have learnt a lot too – we have lost games when we should have won – and they are surrounded by international players. The learning curve got steeper when we lost to Wigan in the cup. When I was young I took it for granted that we would just go out and be fine. That happened in 2006 and I thought we were unbeatable.“We were close to Wembley this year and the loss will hopefully be a reminder.”last_img read more

HAYDOCKs Year 9s were crowned North West Champion

first_imgHAYDOCK’s Year 9s were crowned North West Champions following a 28-20 win over St Peters from Orrell.The game started cagily with very little to separate the two teams but as the first half continued Haydock gained the upper hand and converted pressure into well-earned points.They lead 22-0 but undeterred, St Peters fought back to leave Haydock with a lead of 18 points.After oranges, St Peters began the brighter and started to pile on the pressure.With little possession Haydock found themselves defending for large periods of time and eventually concede a few quick tries to leave the game at 22-20.But with time dwindling away Haydock found a new release of energy and began to complete full sets and progress into St Peters’ 20.Their opposition defended well but gave away a penalty to the left of the posts which Haydock duly converted. With a four point cushion Haydock seemed to relax and play some attractive rugby – rewarded with a four pointer in the corner to leave 28-20 to the good with only two minutes to play.And they duly defended those minutes to be crowned North West Champions!The North West Champion Schools Finals were held on Saturday January 24 when the best two teams from across Widnes, Warrington, Wigan and St Helens fought it out to be crowned as champions.last_img read more

SAINTS returned to winning ways with a 3110 win o

first_imgSAINTS returned to winning ways with a 31-10 win over Hull FC at Langtree Park.Jack Owens bagged a brace and kicked five goals in a victory that put his side six points clear of Catalans in fifth.At times it was nervy and disjointed but Keiron Cunningham’s side hung on in there to take home their first decision over the Challenge Cup winners this season.But, it could have been different if they hadn’t responded to Hull FC’s early dominance.After just four minutes, and following back to back repeat sets and a penalty, Mahe Fonua ghosted through from dummy half.Curtis Naughton making it 6-0 with his conversion from the touchline.Saints toiled to get back on level terms but did increase the pressure on Hull FC when Jon Wilkin’s kick forced an error from Jamie Shaul.But Cunningham’s men couldn’t take advantage of the extra set.That was the tale of the opening 20 minutes until Wilkin linked with Jonny Lomax for the fullback to fire over lovely ball for Jack Owens’ fourth of the season.And within the blink of an eye Saints were ahead.Hull put the restart out on the full and after a strong drive Lomax juggled Fages’ offload to put Matty Fleming over.It was superb bit of skill from the full back – as was Owens’ defence following a chip through on the half hour mark.He denied the visitors a certain score by batting an awkward looking kick putting behind for a drop out.Hull FC had one chalked off for accidental offside two minutes later – a real let off – before Dominique Peyroux made a telling interception to stop another anxious moment.Saints seemed to have more of a spring in their step in the second half and Fages could’ve counted himself unlucky not to have got more from a chip to the corner following Atelea Vea’s run down the middle.But the hosts finally made one stick on 50 minutes.Amor, Roby and Greenwood all went close before Vea burst on to Jordan Turner’s quick ball.That lifted the nerves around Langtree Park but from the restart Saints handed the ball straight back to their opponents.The ball went out, forcing Saints to drop out, and Sika Manu rolled his way over near the corner flag.Owens took the score out to 18-10 with the boot on 58 minutes and then Fleming made a telling tackle on the hour mark to stop another attack.Adam Swift then produced a worldie of a tackle to put Steve Michaels into touch with the line beckoning.Defence then turned into attack and Atelea Vea crashed over for his second – latching on to Roby’s grubber.Turner ultimately made the game safe with a drop goal five minutes before time – before Owens went over for his second of the game.Match Summary:Saints:Tries: Owens (2), Fleming, Vea (2)Goals: Owens (5 from 6)Drop: TurnerHull FC:Tries: Fonua, ManuGoals: Naughton (1 from 2)Penalties:Saints: 6Hull FC: 7HT: 10-6FT: 31-10REF: C CampbellATT: 10,086Teams:Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax; 22. Jack Owens, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 24. Matty Fleming, 5. Adam Swift; 3. Jordan Turner, 19. Theo Fages; 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 15. Greg Richards, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 20. Joe Greenwood, 12. Jon Wilkin.Subs: 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 27. Jack Ashworth, 28. Morgan Knowles.Hull FC:1. Jamie Shaul; 19. Steve Michaels, 2. Mahe Fonua, 5. Fetuli Talanoa, 20. Curtis Naughton; 6. Leon Pryce, 13. Jordan Abdull; 22. Josh Bowden, 30. Danny Washbrook, 15. Chris Green, 21. Sika Manu, 17. Dean Hadley, 16. Jordan Thompson.Subs: 10. Liam Watts, 14. Iafeta Paleaaesina, 23. Frank Pritchard, 27. Jack Downs.last_img read more

Oak Island gets more than 8M for sea turtle habitat restoration project

first_imgOak Island (Photo: Kirsten Gutierrez/WWAY) OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Millions of dollars from FEMA, all to help restore a plan in Oak Island from 15 years ago, that will also help parts of the beach recover from storm damage.Oak Island is getting more than $8 million for a sea turtle habitat restoration project.- Advertisement – It will cover the area from East 62nd Street all the way to East 19th Street.The same nourishment project was first done back in 2000, and now the town is hoping it will have the same impacts.The FEMA Emergency Dune Restoration Project between East 58th and West 51st Street will pick back up next month, after stopping for turtle nesting season.Related Article: FEMA official talks hurricane aid applications, denials, housingOak Island Mayor Cin Brochure said is big news for the island.“It’s huge in our view for several reasons,” Brochure said. “First of all we need to protect the sea turtles and a lot of that blew away in Matthew. And we also, it helps put back some of the sand that we lost during Matthew. So, it’s pretty much one of the biggest things that have happened to Oak Island in a while on a positive note.”Brochure said at least 70 turtle nests have hatched so far this season.She hopes the new project will keep the sea turtles safe, give them a place to lay their eggs, and keep them from crossing the streets.Also announched Monday, the town was granted $1.5 million from the Golden Leaf Foundation and $300,000 from CAMA to help rebuild the Oak Island Pier.last_img read more

TVs World of Dance live tour coming to Wilmington

first_imgPhoto: The Wilson Center WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Dancers of all ages and genres will take the stage at CFCC’s Wilson Center in October as part of the World of Dance Live Tour.The popular competition TV show is touring for the second time and features stars from the television show as well as dance icons from YouTube. Dancers who represent the spirit of originality, expression, and dedication are showcased in a family-friendly performance.- Advertisement – The performance is a 90-minute showcase that brings World of Dance to life.The performers already announced for the tour include Michael Dameski, Charity and Andres, and BDash and Konkrete, with more to be announced shortly.Tickets for World of Dance Live Tour range from $35 to $55. VIP tickets are available. They go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. at or at 2 p.m. by calling (910) 362-7999 or visiting the Wilson Center.last_img read more

Wilmington man charged with DWI after fatal bike crash

first_img Police responded to the intersection around 9:25 p.m. Friday where the bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. It was determined Matthews was impaired, and he was charged with DWI.In addition to the DWI, he is charged with felony death by vehicle, failure to yield left turn and a window tint violation.He received a $25,000 secured bond. Brett Matthews (Photo: Wilmington Police Department) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police charged Brett Matthews, 45, early Wednesday afternoon for the death of a Wilmington man.Matthews, of Wilmington, was reportedly turning left onto Banbury Lane from Gregory Road when he struck a bicyclist who was traveling in the opposite direction, toward Matthews.- Advertisement – last_img read more

WDI Craft beer not be sold at Downtown Sundown Concert Series

first_img “We’re a part of downtown and we want to be a part of downtown,” Amy Walker, who works at Edward Teach Brewing, said.While the Downtown Sundown series is bringing everyone together on Friday nights, local craft beer brewers feel left out.“We just hope that they’ll look and see that it’s good for everybody to bring local beer downtown for the concert series,” Cape Fear Craft Bear Alliance President Jeremy Tomlinson said.Related Article: ADULTS ONLY: Aquarium holds Valentine’s ‘Game Night UnTamed’Walker says they were eager to sell their beer at the concert, but their request was denied.“It is frustrating because we are a part of downtown,” Walker said. “I believe it’s important for local businesses to be a part and not just the big guy. We’re the little guys and we need a little love too.”Wilmington Downtown Incorporated has hosted the concert for years. WDI President Ed Wolverton says on top of moving to a new spot downtown, there are other elements that go into planning.“There are also logistical issues such as electricity and lighting and refrigeration,” Wolverton said. “All of these are very inter-related.”Wolverton says they have worked with craft brewers in the past.Walker says they had already planned to take care of a lot of these issues on their own. She still thinks there can be a solution.“A rotation wouldn’t be hard to do,” Walker said. “Maybe it would be a little difficult for those who don’t have the refrigerated trucks and getting it down there. But I think as a community, we would all step up and help each other.”Wolverton says WDI hopes to work with craft brewers to bring them into the event in the coming years. There will be domestic beer sold at the concert.He says there are a lot of rules, so it can take time to work things out. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Despite efforts by some local brewers, you will not be seeing any craft beer for now at Wilmington’s Downtown Sundown Concert Series.Some brewers were disappointed they wouldn’t be able to join in the fun.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Watch Can I phone my mother to tell her Im alive

first_img SharePrint Credit: Tanya Melillo ‘The first thing they ask me,’ Dr Tanya Melillo says, ‘can I phone my mother to tell her I’m alive?’The Head of Malta’s Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Unit, tells that very often young migrants who are disembarked in Malta have lost touch with their families back home, having made journeys which to this point, have spanned anything up to five years in some cases.‘They’ve lost touch with their families and it means a mother won’t know if their 16 year old son is alive or dead.’This is the second part of an interview carried out with the medical professor who is one of the first people to greet the arrival of rescued and disembarked migrants in Malta.Watch: ‘Every boat has its own story’ – Dr Tanya MelilloIn the previous part, Dr Melillo explained her role assessing those rescued as well as the psychological toll the work has on the professionals involved.Treating them like human beings It is then up to the psychiatrists to help them deal with the underlying traumas. For some, it can be so difficult to recover that leads them to depression.Along with mental health, the conditions in the camps and centres, also take a toll on their physical health. She recalls how she comes into contact with many serious cases of malnutrition and dehydration which have developed throughout the journey and whilst detained in Libya.‘Nutrition wise, many are lucky if they go for days without eating, maybe even to drink a little. They are skinny as can be.’For this reason, being able to greet them and treat them as human beings is one of the ‘most rewarding things for me,’ Dr Melillo says adding that, ‘for many of them this is their first time that someone is treating them like human beings. You see their sigh of relief.’It’s all about survival Credit: Tanya Melillo When asked about the kinds of psychological traumas, the migrants face, Dr Melillo explains that at first, it’s not easy to pick up.‘Not many are willing to talk. There is still so much trauma and shock that they are going through.’Melillo explains that a lot of their experiences remain with them, recalling how some of the stories of the inhumane treatment involving torture, rape and the living conditions inside the Libya detention centres leave her amazed.‘How does a human being do that to another human being? It’s hard to believe and imagine.’ Credit: Tanya Melillo Credit: Tanya Melillo Credit: Tanya Melillo During the course of the interview, the issue of myths and perceptions about migration was raised with the medical specialist.Dr Melillo stressed that it was always important to engage and to empathise with these people rather than simply judge them at face value.When reflecting on the journeys which they’ve taken to this point, Dr Melillo says that it was not a case of simply wanting to leave, the choice was made knowing that it could mean a case of living or dying, supporting their families or letting them starve.They are prepared to work, to work hard‘These people are trying to survive, it’s about survival… This is something we don’t understand. We don’t face that situation. For us, we’re more worried about how we’re going to spend our money. For them, it’s about how am I going to survive tomorrow. Am I going to find something to eat tomorrow or today? Will I have a roof over my head? These are things that don’t cross our minds. We don’t have to.’Going further Dr Melillo explained that those coming to Malta in this way were not coming to accept charity. They are prepared to work, to work hard. They deserve rights like the rest of us have, and have a decent job and get decent pay.’WhatsApp Credit: Tanya Melillo Credit: Tanya Melillo Credit: Tanya Melillo Credit: Tanya Melillo Credit: Tanya Melillo 1 of 10 <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Nigeria IBM Moves for skills development

first_imgAdvertisement Specifically, IBM said this empowerment should be in the form of infrastructure upgrades in Nigeria to reduce hassles of doing business in the country.The Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Lead Manager of IBM in Nigeria, Remi Abere, said the company is taking up this initiative as part of activities to mark the company’s 100 years of successful global operations.Abere said 90% of Nigerian businesses are SMEs who employ 50% of the working population in the country. She further emphasised that the SMEs are catalyst to an industrial revolution in the country and urged for mentorship and skill transfer, in addition to increased incentives to help the sector to develop. – Advertisement – According to Abere, while marking the centennial celebration, IBM mentored 100 SMEs operators, including tailors and artisans. “We discovered that these sets of operators are goldmines that must be given full support both financially and infrastructure upgrades, coupled with training and skills acquisition, for them to deliver their content,” she said.On the centennial celebration, she said in Nigeria, that “IBM West Africa is working with Enterprise Development Center (EDC), a department of the Pan African University Lagos, to select 100 small businesses, who have been mentored by IBM employees for 100 days using the SME Toolkit to coach the entrepreneurs on various areas of business ranging from how to write a business plan, sales and marketing and small business accounting.”Executive Director of EDC Peter Bankole said by bringing together its employees, retirees, partners and community members, IBM is undertaking the largest service challenge.“They are creating not only an impact on communities and small businesses, but they are applying the unique and powerful IBM assets to catalyse a movement around service. We commend them for celebrating 100 years of corporate civic leadership in such a remarkable way,” he concluded.www.itnewsafrica.comlast_img read more

Ugandan Startups Selected for the 2019 AgriHack Pitch Competition

first_imgPictured Jaguza Tech CEO and Founder; Mr. Robert Katamba during a field work in Entebbe. Jaguza Tech is among the ten Ugandan AgriTech startups selected for the 2019 AgriHack pitch competition. File Photo/Jaguza Tech Advertisement Ten (10) Uganda-based Agricultural startups have been selected as semi-finalists in the 2019 AgriHack Pitch competition.The annual competition is an initiative by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) that supports entrepreneurs in ICTs for agriculture (ICT4Ag) through capacity building and funding to accelerate youth employment and agricultural transformation.This year, 104 startups across Africa have emerged as semi-finalists for the AgriHack pitch competition where they will be further screened by a panel of judges to draw out the finalists — who will be announced in mid-July. – Advertisement – The finalists will pitch their innovations to ICT4Ag and business experts at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra, Ghana scheduled for Sep. 3rd to 7th 2019.Of the finalists, according to a statement seen by PC Tech Magazine, 50% will be women led companies/startups.“50% of finalists are planned to be women,” read part of the statement.Up to €15,000 (approx. UGX62.2 million) will be awarded to seven startups in different categories including three new special prize categories: data analytics services, public choice and the Greentec Prize.In addition to the money, winners will as well benefit from a financial management and investment readiness bootcamp, grants & access to investments, capacity building, and promotional opportunities.The ten Ugandan startups selected include; Agro Supply Uganda, Akaboxi, Aranmi, Bringo Fresh, Efamu Uganda, Endelea Uganda, FootMo Kit, Jaguza Tech, Nampya Farmer’s Market, and Technoplus IT Solutions Ltd.last_img read more


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Rice Breaks Ground on New Humanities Building

first_imgShare CONTACT: Dana Durbin PHONE: (713) RICE BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW HUMANITIES BUILDING Rice launched a new humanitiesinitiative by breaking ground for a building to house many of the departments inthe university’s School of Humanities that have long been scattered acrosscampus.The groundbreaking was held at 4:30 p.m. today at the site ofthe new building near the south side of Fondren Library on the Ricecampus.The new building will house the departments of history,philosophy and religious studies.“Together with literature and the sciences, these subjects havebeen known as the liberal arts, the arts ‘which are fitting for a free humanbeing, through which one exercises and cultivates excellence and wisdom andwhich lead the body and mind to the highest good,’” Judith Brown, dean of theSchool of Humanities, said at the groundbreaking. “May faculty and studentscultivate excellence and wisdom in this noble building and may they put it touse for the highest good.”Each faculty office will have about 200 linear feet of bookshelf space. In addition, the building will have videoconferencing facilitiesand electronic podiums that allow faculty to bring computer-based resources intothe classroom.The building was designed by Allan Greenberg, a Washington,D.C., architect. It will be a three-story, 47,000-square-foot structure housingthe office of the dean of humanities, the departments of history, religiousstudies and philosophy, as well as several interdisciplinary centers andprograms, such as the Center for the Study of Cultures and the Study of Womenand Gender.Rice University is a leading American researchuniversity–small, private and highly selective–distinguished by its superiorteaching, commitment to undergraduate education, outstanding graduate andprofessional programs, residential college system, collaborative andinterdisciplinary culture, and global perspective.### AddThislast_img read more

Chicago Booth Names Stanford GSB Professor as Its Next Dean

first_img regions: Chicago The path from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is becoming well worn, as Chicago Booth prepares to welcome its second consecutive dean from the Palo Alto campus. Madhav Rajan, who chairs the accounting department at Stanford GSB and served as Senior Associate Dean for academic affairs from 2010 to 2016, will take the helm at Booth on July 1, the school announced yesterday.Sunil Kumar, who served as Chicago Booth’s dean from 2011 until leaving to become provost of Johns Hopkins University in July 2016, also came from Stanford, where spent 14 years, ultimately in the role of Senior Associate Dean. Since his departure, Douglas Skinner, also an accounting professor, has served as Interim Dean as Chicago Booth conducted a global search for a successor.“We sought the most outstanding candidate whose values, ambition and abilities fully comport with the distinctiveness of Chicago Booth as one of methodological rigor in its research and education, and through that commitment one of high impact on the world,” President Robert J. Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier said in a statement announcing Rajan’s appointment yesterday. As Senior Associate Dean for academic affairs at Stanford GSB, Rajan led the school’s MBA program, including overseeing admissions, curriculum, the student experience and career management. While at the GSB, Rajan also launched new joint-degree programs with Stanford’s engineering school and led initiatives toward greater integration of the business school within the larger university.He also served as boss to Derrick Bolton, Stanford’s long-serving Admissions Director. In an interview with Clear Admit in August 2016, Rajan shared that he had, in fact, pushed Bolton to pursue other opportunities, perhaps contributing to Bolton’s decision to leave the GSB this past September to head the recently launched Knight-Hennessey Scholars Program.“I had been encouraging him to think about other things he could do because it is a difficult job and he has been doing it for 15 years,” Rajan told Clear Admit. “The way he does it, the intensity he brings to it, the effort level—I was amazed that he did it for as long as he did it.”A Compassionate, Supportive LeaderRajan’s comments to Clear Admit suggest that he is a compassionate, supportive leader who offers those who work for him the autonomy to chart their own course. Of Bolton he said, “There is literally nobody at the GSB who works harder than Derrick. The amount of time, love and dedication that he puts into admissions is amazing and beyond what anyone could be expected to do. That level of commitment I have never seen from anybody, frankly.”Asked if Bolton’s replacement (who has yet to be named) might change the school’s enduring essay prompt, Rajan offered further insight into how he leads. “That will be completely up to the new admissions director,” he said. “We have very much a notion of empowering people in their roles here, and the person hired to manage admissions will have complete latitude to run things the way he or she sees fit.”A Beloved Teacher and Respected ScholarRajan has also won accolades for his teaching. In 2000, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School bestowed upon him the David W. Hauck Award, its undergraduate teaching award. He taught at Wharton before Stanford, from 1990 to 2000. Next month, he is also slated to receive the Robert T. Davis Award for lifetime service and achievement, the GSB’s highest faculty recognition.Rajan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Madras in his native India, as well as two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. His research has focused primarily on analyzing management accounting issues through an economics lens, especially as they relate to the choice of internal control and performance systems in firms. Cost Accounting: A Managerial Emphasis, which he co-authored, is the leading cost accounting textbook used around the world. He also served as editor of the Accounting Review from 2002 to 2008.Returning to a School on the RiseRajan is not a stranger to Chicago Booth, having served as a visiting professor in 2007-08. In a release announcing his appointment, he expressed his respect for the school and his excitement to return. “The values I have in research and education are deeply valued at Chicago Booth,” he said. “People come here to do rigorous, empirically based research and analysis, which provides the basis for a transformative student experience and an extremely effective MBA curriculum. We have an exciting opportunity to take Booth’s deep strengths and leverage them here and around the world. I am thrilled to have the chance to be dean at what is unquestionably the greatest academic business school.”Chicago Booth has been something of a rising star among leading MBA programs over the past decade, threatening Wharton’s previously undisputed place alongside Stanford and Harvard Business School (HBS) as the best business schools in the world. The Economist has ranked Chicago Booth the number one business school for five years running, from 2012 to 2016. And in last year’s U.S. News & World Report ranking, Booth tied with Stanford for second, behind HBS and ahead of Wharton.Chicago Booth’s upward trajectory began under Edward Snyder, who preceded Kumar as dean from 2001 to 2010. In that time, the school almost doubled its number of endowed professorships, more than tripled its scholarship assistance to students, moved to a new Hyde Park campus, expanded its presence in Singapore, established a new campus in London, successfully completed a capital campaign and more than doubled its endowment. Snyder also successfully courted an unprecedented $300 million naming gift from alumnus David Booth before leaving to lead the Yale School of Management. Kumar continued that momentum, helping raise more than $300 million, focusing on student recruitment—including increasing the female enrollment of full-time programs from 35 percent to 42 percent—and expanding courses for undergraduates. Now it’s Rajan’s turn to take the baton. It will be interesting to see what his leadership holds in store.This article has been edited and republished with permissions from Clear Admit. Chicago Booth Names Stanford GSB Professor as Its Next Dean About the AuthorJeanette BrownView more posts by Jeanette Brown center_img Last Updated Mar 10, 2017 by Jeanette BrownFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedFACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Sunil Kumar, Dean of the Booth School of BusinessJust like at any job, when attending b-school it’s important to know who your boss is. At the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, that head-honcho is the school’s Dean, Sunil Kumar. Kumar joined the school’s faculty on January 1, 2011 as Dean and Professor of Operations Management. Throughout his time…April 3, 2015In “Featured Region”Johns Hopkins Appoints Sunil Kumar As New ProvostAccording to a post on The Hub, the Johns Hopkins University news blog, the school has hired Sunil Kumar, dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a widely published expert on operations management and research, as the 15th provost and senior vice president for academic affairs…August 2, 2016In “Featured Region”7 Takeaways from the 2018 U.S. News Business School RankingThe schools making up the top 10 in this year’s U.S. News & World Report ranking of the nation’s best MBA programs—released today—were exactly the same as last year. That said, there are a smattering of surprises in terms of how top schools rose and fell relative to one another—and…March 14, 2017In “Featured Home”last_img read more

Top Real Estate MBAs and MS Degrees in the Southeast

first_img Last Updated Jun 11, 2019 by Maggie BoccellaFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Recent figures suggest that the Southeastern United States has one of the most robust economies in the country, with its states contributing over a fifth to the GDP. In a report issued at the end of 2018 by real estate developer CBRE, the strength of the region’s economy was confirmed. “Every primary economic driver … tourism, technology, manufacturing and logistics; are all trending in a positive direction …strong demographic growth will help mitigate any downside.”This, along with report’s suggestion that the affordability of construction makes it rife for new development, are good news for those with an eye toward real estate in their MBA or MS studies. Following is a look at some of the Southeast’s top real estate programs.Top Southeast Real Estate MBA Programs The University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business offers a real estate concentration as part of its MBA degree. Combining a foundation in theoretical knowledge with real world case studies and market simulations, Terry’s Real Estate concentration prepares graduates for a lucrative career. Nine hours of required courses and 12 hours of electives comprise the program.Terry Real Estate MBA grads have landed jobs at such firms as CBRE, Toll Brothers, Bank of America, and Landmark Properties. Senior Associate, Enterprise Planning Manager, Senior Vice President, and Associate Vice President are just some of the roles assumed by grads of the program. Tuition for Georgia residents is fairly affordable, at $15,868 and $34,896 for those out-of-state, annually.Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business offers a full-time MBA with a real estate concentration which prepares graduates for degrees in both the public and private sectors. The entrepreneurial aspects of real estate are a primary focus of Scheller’s program. Graduates are ready for careers in development, public and private finance, consulting, brokerage, property and facilities management, and land use planning.The Scheller MBA consists of 54 credit hours: 12 core courses worth 21 credits and 11 electives totaling 33 credits. Nine credits in the elective category are required for the real estate concentration. Annual tuition at Scheller is $29,508 for in-state students and $40,752 for those outside of Georgia, not including fees.Self described as one of the nation’s top Real Estate MBA programs, The University of Miami Business School offers an accelerated program beginning each May. Students participate in two paid internships at leading commercial real estate companies such as Lennar Commercial Real Estate, The Related Group, and the Kislak Company. With the guidance of a mentor, Real Estate MBAs also participate in a project assisting a non-profit organization.Coursework is cross-curricular, with classes in both the Business School and the School of Architecture. The program is 18 months long, and it consists of 40 credits. As host of the Annual Real Estate Impact Conference, the University of Miami attracts leaders in the industry as both faculty and Advisory Board members. Tuition for the Real Estate MBA is $2,030 per credit hour ($81,200 in total) not inclusive of fees.Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development is a full-time program consisting of 56 credits. There are two options: an 18 month duration for students at the beginning stages of their careers; and a 12 month program for more experienced professionals with 15 pre-approved credits.The MRED at Clemson invites students from all undergraduate disciplines to the specialty, including architecture, engineering, finance, construction management, accounting and marketing.  Clemson’s location in Greenville, SC is another asset, as the area is one of the country’s most successful revitalization efforts, and opportunities for real estate development continue to expand here. A small class size, at 30 students maximum, allows for highly individualized training. Tuition for the 18 month early career option is $55,000 per year. Those in the 12 month experienced professional program pay $49,000.Auburn University’s Master of Real Estate Development, like others on this list, combines coursework from the College of Architecture, Design and Construction and the Harbert College of Business. The program educates students in all facets of the industry, including law, planning, finance, and market analysis. With a focus on sustainability, Auburn leads the way in training students for responsible development in the next century.The program combines online courses with campus residencies and field studies, and it is 21 months long. It begins in August of each year. Students have an average of 12 years of work experience, though all levels of career development are considered. Annual tuition is $58,500, and includes all fees along with membership in the Urban Land Institute, NAIOP, ICSC and CCIM. Top Real Estate MBAs and MS Degrees in the Southeast regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Dallas / Houston / Miami / New York City / Philadelphia / Research Triangle About the AuthorMaggie BoccellaMaggie Boccella, a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, is a freelance writer, artist and photographer. She has consulted on various film and multimedia projects, and she also serves as a juror for the city’s annual LGBTQIA Film Festival.View more posts by Maggie Boccella RelatedFinding A Real Estate Career with a Chicago MBAThe number of MBAs who pursue a real estate career may not be as large as those in finance or consulting, but even still, some of the most prestigious business schools in the Chicago metro offer MBA programs that specialize in the field. An MBA in real estate can take…July 2, 2018In “Chicago”What are the Best Real Estate MBAs in Boston?Despite episodic waves of unrest, real estate is a worthy investment. More importantly, real estate is a cornerstone of the world economy. The importance of understanding the intricacies and nuances of this complex field cannot be overstated. In Forbes, Yolanda Barnes, who runs Savills World Research, said, “real estate is the…April 10, 2018In “Boston”Real Estate MBA Opportunities in PhiladelphiaWith 2.7 million payroll jobs, Philadelphia ranks as the eighth-largest job market in the nation. And recently, the city has shifted to a service-based economy, making it an excellent location for MBAs looking for a job in real estate. As for the real estate market in the City of Brotherly…October 14, 2016In “Advice”last_img read more

Kentucky Mayor Calls for Removal of 2 Confederate Statues in Wake of

first_img The mayor of Lexington, Kentucky, announced he is planning to remove the two Confederate statues from his city’s former courthouse after the violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protesters in Virginia over the weekend. Major Jim Gray revealed the news on Saturday after the riots in Charlottesville that left a woman dead after a car rammed the crowd. Two Virginia State Police Department pilots who responded to the violence were also killed when their helicopter crashed after a technical malfunction.Gray said he had previously planned to announce the news next week, but recent events pushed him to declare the news earlier than normal.He announced the news in a series of tweets: “I am taking action to relocate the Confederate statues. We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens.”   The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee stands behind a crowd of hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the “alt-right” during the “Unite the Right” rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   READ MORE:More Details Revealed on James Fields, Man Accused of Ramming Car into Protesters(YouTube/screenshot) (YouTube/screenshot)By Jack Phillips More details on the man accused of killing a woman after plowing his Dodge Challenger through a group of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, have been released.“He was very infatuated with the Nazis, with Adolf Hitler,” his high school teacher, Derek Weimer, told Cincinnati’s WPCO.James Fields Jr. had an interest in history, namely with “German military history and World War II. But, he was pretty infatuated with that stuff,” Weimer told the station.Weimer described him as respectful of others, but had “radical ideas” on race.In this handout provided by Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio poses for a mugshot after he allegedly drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters killing one and injuring 35 on Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via Getty Images) In this handout provided by Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, James Alex Fields Jr. of Maumee, Ohio poses for a mugshot after he allegedly drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters killing one and injuring 35 on Aug. 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via Getty Images)“I developed a good rapport with him and used that rapport to constantly try to steer him away from those beliefs to show clear examples—why that thinking is wrong, why their beliefs were evil, you know, things like that,” Weimer told WCPO, adding that he was on antipsychotic medication.The 20-year-old was charged with second-degree murder and a slew of other charges.Meanwhile, a new video angle of the incident emerged and was posted on YouTube (warning: disturbing), showing the Challenger hitting the group of people, sending bodies into the air. Then, immediately after the collision, a group of bat-wielding people gather around the vehicle and start hitting it. That’s before the driver backs up at high speed, knocking several of them to the ground.(YouTube/screenshot) (YouTube/screenshot)(YouTube/screenshot) (YouTube/screenshot)(YouTube/screenshot) (YouTube/screenshot)Photos uploaded to the New York Daily News and other websites appear to show Fields holding a shield with the Vanguard America logo. The organization, on Twitter, denied he’s a member.News outlets on Sunday reported that the lone fatality in the car crash was a woman, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who worked as a paralegal.“She was there with her friends and she was trying to simply cross the street as the movement was breaking up that day and she was plowed down by a young man who was intent on spreading hate and thought hate would fix the world,” Heyer’s mother, Susan Bro, told NBC News. Kentucky Mayor Calls for Removal of 2 Confederate Statues in Wake of Charlottesville Riots By NTD Television August 13, 2017 Updated: August 13, 2017 Share this articlecenter_img US The next step in removing the Confederate statues involves the Mayor asking the council to support Lexington’s petition to the Ky Milltiay Heritage Commission, which the mayor says is a required next step, according to his Twitter.  He also said that the country must come together to condemn the violence from both white supremacists and Nazi hate groups.“We cannot let them define our future,” he wrote on Twitter. Nationalists gathered to protest the city’s plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee when counter protestors arrived, including Anti-Fa and Black Lives Matter, and violence between the groups erupted. The mayor’s announcement came just a day after the violence in Charlottesville. Groups consisting of nationalists, white supremacists, and alt-right groups were first scheduled to gather in Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park on Aug. 12 when the clashes broke out. Police soon arrived to break up the event before it began, The Hill reported. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency for the city after the violent clashes. From Show Discussion Sharelast_img read more

Five Mexican States Get Red Alert Do Not Travel Warning

first_imgFive states in Mexico now have the sternest “do not travel” advisories under a new U.S. State Department system. (U.S. State Department website / Pixabay / CCO) Share this article Five Mexican States Get Red Alert ‘Do Not Travel’ Warning By Tom Ozimek January 11, 2018 Updated: January 11, 2018 US News  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Follow Tom on Twitter: @OZImekTOM Five states in Mexico now have the highest “Level 4: Do not travel” advisories under a new regime unveiled Wednesday. This puts them at the sternest advisory level, alongside war-torn destinations like Syria, Yemen, and Somalia.According to the U.S. State Department announcement, the five states are Tamaulipas on the U.S. border and Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan, and Guerrero on the Pacific coast.“Due to crime” is the reason given for placing the states at the highest level of potential danger.All are known hotspots of drug cartel activity, either hosting trafficking routes or extensive drug-crop cultivation. (U.S. State Department)Mexico as a whole is at an advisory “Level 2: Exercise increased caution.” “Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread,” states the U.S. State Department, and urges travellers to “exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime,” which occurs at a “high rate and can be violent.”Resort areas and tourist destinations are said to be generally safer, though the State Department notes that there are exceptions.At least two Mexican resorts—Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo and Acapulco—are in a do-not-travel state, Guerrero.According to the New York Times, the Mexican government’s Mexico Tourism Board said in a statement that “Mexico’s major international tourism destinations have been explicitly listed as having no travel restrictions.”The newly indicated no-travel states have for some time seen foreign tourist outflow. Extensive drug cartel activity and the violence it brings have been major contributors to the spike in homicides and other violent crimes. (U.S. State Department)Mexican Secretary of Tourism Enrique de la Madrid Cordero told Newsweek that U.S. tourists feel safe in Mexico, despite State Department report findings that 264 Americans died there in 2016, of which 75 were related to homicide.This is more than any other country in the world.“In Mexico’s main tourist areas for foreigners—Cancun-Riviera Maya and Los Cabos—we haven’t heard of foreign tourists’ casualties that stemmed from insecurity in the last two years, so I would like to see those [death] cases and provide an answer based on that,” de la Madrid Cordero told Newsweek. “…It may be anecdotic cases where one tourist kills his or her significant other or vice versa. These are not acts related to violence.”In Wednesday’s revamp, an additional 11 Mexican states got a level 3 warning, which urges people to “reconsider travel” there.Half of Mexico’s 31 states are now under level 3 or 4 warnings.Recommended Video: Kayaker Rescues Iguana Swimming Miles From Shore Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussionlast_img read more

Plane Crashes in the Ocean at Daytona Beach Shores After Running Out

first_imgQualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Share Lifeguards in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, had to rescue a 75-year-old after his plane came down in the ocean.People enjoying the afternoon sun on the beach were shocked to see the plane plunge into the ocean, its tail sticking up like a sail.Richard Goosman had flown his plane from North Carolina when he ran out of fuel on Oct. 16, according to local media, citing officials.Goosman brought the plane down in the ocean to avoid people on the beach.He was taken to hospital as a precaution, but local media reported he was not seriously injured.small plane on daytona beach A plane rests at the water’s edge on Daytona Beach Shores, after crashing in the ocean on Oct. 16, 2018. (Daytona Beach Shores DPS via Storyful) The dramatic moments of the rescue were streamed live on Facebook by Daytona Beach Shores Department of Public Safety.‘I Thought It Was a Sailboat’Witnesses said they didn’t realize what was happening when they first saw the plane drop near the water.Witness Marcia Harden told Fox 35, “A neighbor of mine and I were walking on the beach and I noticed the plane coming in very gracefully. She said, ‘He has no pontoons.’ About that time I said, ‘Well he’s crashing!’”“It didn’t really register until we ran down on the beach and we were like omg there’s an airplane right in front of us,” Dana Levey told Fox.Ken Meldonian told WFTV that he didn’t realize it was a plane when he first saw it.“I saw the big tail come up, and then I thought it was a sailboat that flipped over,” he said. “And then you saw the wings of the plane. I said, ‘Oh, my gosh. That’s the crash.’”After crashing, Goosman swam out of the plane, clinging to a wing of the plane until he was rescued by a lifeguard.‘That Tide Is So Strong’Video footage shows lifeguards pulling him from the wreckage and bringing him to shore.After rescuing Goosman, lifeguards went back to the sinking plane, tied a rope near the cabin, and towed it to shore as a crowd looked on.A bystander was treated at the scene for exhaustion after assisting with the rescue.One unnamed witness told News 6 that the rescuers were working against a strong tide.“I was swimming in there earlier on,” she said. “That tide is so strong. I give them credit for being able to get out there because it was really tough.”Videos show the right wing of the single-engine Jabiru 250 was broken.The plane is registered to Goosman according to Federal Aviation Authority records that categorize it as “amateur built,” under the classification of ‘Experimental.”It was built in 2005.The Jabiru 250 is a very lightweight plane with a 32-foot wingspan, a top speed of 159 mph, and a range of 760 miles, according to the Jabiru Pacific website.Weighing just 755 pounds, the aircraft can land at a speed of just 52 mph. Follow Simon on Twitter: @SPVeazey center_img US News Plane Crashes in the Ocean at Daytona Beach Shores After Running Out of Fuel By Simon Veazey October 17, 2018 Updated: October 17, 2018 Share this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgQualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Share Crime and Incidents Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Florida Zoo Hopes to Rebuild After Devastating Blow From Hurricane Michael By Reuters October 12, 2018 Updated: October 12, 2018 Zooworld, a privately owned and funded zoo is an attraction in Panama City Beach that has been in place for more than 60 years, the manager of the zoo for the past four years, Kayte Hogan told Reuters.The five acre small zoo, home to capybaras, alligators, a lion, tigers, giraffes and more, offers ‘a close and personal experience’ where visitors get to interact and connect with animals that are just a few feet away.Hogan has added new enclosures to the facilities and had plans to add more by the end of winter, however, today she hopes she can fix the damage caused by Michael, a storm that devastated the Florida’s northwest, instead.Hogan, who hunkered down with her staff at a hotel across the road, said that she was grateful that all the zookeepers and staff are safe but was heartbroken over the damage caused by the storm that claimed the lives of two animals inside the park.Zookeepers and other animal loving volunteers from nearby towns did rush to help with the situation at Zooworld, post Michael, and were able to secure and account for, and in some cases shuffle the location, of the animals to assure safety of all.In a town that today has no power or cell services, it has been a challenge to bring building materials and workers to boost the recovery process as Hogan and her team would like to do.At least seven people were killed in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina from falling trees and other hurricane-related incidents as Michael barreled its way north. Show Discussionlast_img read more