LEEDS Rhinos are next up for Saints and Mike Rush

first_imgLEEDS Rhinos are next up for Saints and Mike Rush is pleased his side are presented with a big challenge on Monday.After the heart-breaking loss to Wigan in the Quarter Finals of the Challenge Cup, Saints must now throw all their weight into finishing as high up the table as possible.“It was hard to take,” the Acting Head Coach said. “On the day of the game I knew we missed some opportunities, but didn’t realise how many until I watched the video. Wigan defended well, but we came up with three big defensive errors and got punished.“That is the nature of big games – you cannot afford not to take chances and you cannot give your opponents easy chances. It was disappointing and frustrating. But we have to take the positive that in those positions once again, we would take the right decisions and know how to correct them.“We matched Wigan in the forwards and had a lot of ball, but didn’t do enough with it. That brought pressure and we tried to make some tough decisions on the field to get it right. They didn’t work which meant we did things our of character like running when we should have kicked and vice versa. We didn’t execute the way we should have and we now have to look at making sure it does going forward.”He continued: “Because of that I lot of people are looking at our half backs but I am confident in them. We have Lee Gaskell in the wings who is learning his trade. He played well in the 20s and played well against Wigan in that comp. That is a positive step that the lads in the 20s are playing well enough to put some pressure on first team players.“But Lance Hohaia and Jonny Lomax work well together even though on this occasion they haven’t executed to the highest order. Things go wrong, but we shouldn’t throw it all away because it goes against us. We need to keep the consistency there.”Saints travel to Headingley on Monday to take on Leeds Rhinos in the first Monday game of this season’s Stobart Super League.Rush is confident they will meet the challenge head on.“It focusses the mind playing Leeds. We had video review on Monday and it was good to get that out of the way so the players knew where they went right and wrong. Now our minds are on Monday’s match. Our target doesn’t change, it is the Grand Final and winning it. That is our goal. Where we have to do it from etc, we’ll look at that later in the year. Our challenge is to finish as high as we can so we give ourselves the best opportunity to win it.“It’s a big game against Leeds as we are competitive together. They will be using the game at Langtree Park as a motivator to right what went wrong. We’ll be going there expecting nothing but a tough match.“I like the idea of Monday night football as we are hitting a new audience who are used to watching sport on Monday night before they go to work. But on the flipside it’s probably harder on your loyaler fans who want to go to every game but have to get back and go to work. We hope we can make them happy.”Saints are likely to be close to full strength at Headingley with both Ade Gardner and Tony Puletua getting closer to full fitness.Neither are guaranteed their spots though as Mike explains.“Tommy Makinson’s performance against Wigan was good last week. Even if Ade is fit it doesn’t give him a right to come back in. TP is doing well, but has to go back to the specialist to see if his shoulder is good enough. He wasn’t far off last week and he won’t be this week, but it needs to be right.“TP knows his body but he needs to be bang on mentally that it is fully healed and ready to go.”Tickets for the match which kicks off at 8pm on Monday May 21 are now on sale.You can buy from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 050 or by logging on to www.saintssuperstore.comlast_img read more

Saints ran in 11 tries to stretch their lead at th

first_imgSaints ran in 11 tries to stretch their lead at the top of the Betfred Super League table … and give their points difference a healthy boost too.Ben Barba grabbed a hat-trick in the rout too but left the field on a stretcher late in the game.“I’m obviously not 100 per cent sure on Benny’s injury, but we are hoping it is just precautionary and the doctors are playing on the safe side,” Holbrook said. “He looked like he fell awkwardly and at first I thought it was a collarbone type thing.“Our doctor was checking his neck to see what feeling he had and we’re hopeful it is a burner or a stinger.“Ben was brilliant tonight. He is enjoying playing and is a leader in our team for what he does not just on the ball but off it too. It is hard to single any one out in a performance like that but as we are talking about him, he has been in great form. “He played a couple of games last year unfit as we took a chance; in pre-season he came back two weeks earlier than anyone else and as I have said before, when you do those things you get the rewards.“He has been fantastic for us and he was again tonight.”He continued: “When you come off a win like the one we had last week, you know you cannot just continue and expect it to happen again. The players knew that, created chances early and did so well with 12 men.“It is hard for me to comment about Matty Lees’ sending off as he is on my team but I thought it was harsh. I only saw a few replays and I thought he hit the shoulder first.“It is what it is though and I couldn’t be happier with how they responded at half time. Not one of the players wanted to take what happened as an excuse and they saw it as a challenge.“It was a pleasure to watch them go about it.”Saints are next in action when they host Catalans Dragons on Thursday May 3 (7.45pm). Tickets are now on sale from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Organization raises awareness for the homeless

first_img This event was to educate and raise awareness about poverty-related problems.The event was free and hosted at the Brunswick Center at Leland.The banquet and soup luncheon invited formerly homeless individuals to talk about their past struggles and learn about solutions.Related Article: Black History Month: Battle of Forks RoadsJoe Staton who now volunteers with the coalition used to be homeless and said the help he received from them was life changing.“A lot of people don’t know that Brunswick County has a homeless population at all, but they do and we work directly with them. When I came to Brunswick County I was homeless, and I received the help and I know there’s a lot of people out there needing it,” Staton said.The Brunswick County Homeless Coalition is made up of volunteers and wants to continue to educate the community about the hunger and homeless problems in the area. Brunswick County Homeless Coalition’s annual banquet (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Ending homelessness and hunger in one county is the mission for the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition.This weekend the Brunswick County Homeless Coalition held their 6th Annual Hunger and Homeless Banquet and Soup Luncheon.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Sheriff McVicker stands by campaign in 2018 election investigation continues

first_imgSheriff Jim McVicker (Photo: Facebook) BALDEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It’s been more than a month since the state board did not certify several races in Bladen County.This week was the first time we were able to hear from Sheriff Jim McVicker about the allegations of voter fraud.- Advertisement – His campaign funded McCrae Dowless’s ‘get out the vote’ efforts this past election. Dowless is a person of interest in the state board of elections investigation of voting irregularities in the county.McVicker’s campaign was subpoenaed by the board for campaign information. McVicker told us he stands by his campaign.“I am proud of the campaign we ran. We ran a good campaign. And somebody has to lose and somebody got to win and I’m going to stay positive,” said the Sheriff. “And I am hearing all of this stuff and as long as it is factual I don’t have a problem with that. There’s been a lot of things that’s not factual. So I’m going to wait until it’s all over and done with then I’ll speak my mind.”last_img read more

Kenyan police addicted to Facebook

first_imgAdvertisement using Facebook excessively while on duty, resulting in them being distracted from doing their jobs. “Some of them are on Facebook all the time and browse the internet using their phones while working, and they can easily be targeted by bad elements,” said Ali. – Advertisement – The district commissioner has said that police officers must stay alert at all times, so as to carry out their duties effectively.“A police officer must be alert all the time while on duty but some officers are spending a lot of time on the social sites rather than remain keen on their work,” said Ali.Source: ITWebAfricalast_img

Fuzu Online Career Coaching Employment Platform Officially Launched in Uganda

first_imgEdward Vaisberg – FUZU Chief Operating Officer takes a brief interview during the launch of its platform in Uganda on Thursday 17th, May 2018. Advertisement Early of April, we reported Fuzu Limited; an online career development and talent management platform was set to launch in May in Uganda, which the company has today done. The official announcement was made by FUZU Limited CEO; Jussi Hinkkanen at the Design Hub Kampala.Like we reported before, the company aims to satisfy the need for new innovative solutions that are focused on the job seeker, who they are, where their potential lies and how best their talent can be matched with the employment opportunities.The Uganda launch was success with support from 25 government and non-government bodies, including; Microsoft, Liquid Telekom, Mercy Corps, KCCA, ICTAU, NSSF, Safeboda, to mention a few who also participated as key panelists discussing ‘how to jointly support the employability ecosystem in Uganda?’Panelists at the Fuzu Uganda launch at Design Hub Kampala – (L – R): Michael Niyitegeka, Miji Park; Director of Programs for Mercy Corps Uganda, Jonathan Ebuk; Employment Officer at KCCA, Elton Mutiza; Founder at Paradigm, Bentley Wilson; CEO AfricaWorking, and Patrick Ayota; Deputy MD at NSSF. – Advertisement – Fuzu Uganda will help job seekers and employers in finding each other, in improving efficiency of the job market and in nurturing the Ugandan talent. A better funtioning job market and the lower unemployment will drive the socio-economic growth and progress in the country.Jussi Hinkkanen while speaking at the launch said there is need for Ugandan job seekers to have access to relevant advice and direction to make the most of their careers.“Fuzu is about finding your place in this world, it’s not just about applying for jobs but rather about turning the job hunting experience into a life-long journey of professional growth,” he said.FUZU Limited CEO; Jussi Hinkkanen speaking the official launch of Fuzu Uganda, at the Design Hub Kampala on Thursday 17th, May 2018.The fuzu platform uses an Artificial Intelligence-based job, learning and career recommendations to provide users with the best chance for employment and personal growth.Fuzu was recently elected as one of the Disrupt 100 companies, out of 5 million startups across the world, by Taltt Ventures and as the 3rd most exciting growth company across Africa by African Business Review.Fuzu also leverages the fast-moving digital revolution in a country with over 17 million internet users and fast growth of digital services, making access to information the basic right of every citizen.last_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Sunday

first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Sunday 6 AprilRACING3.50 FairyhouseLe Vent D’Antan 5/1 > 7/2What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img

STAR PREVIEW Shrewsbury v Man U

first_img[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne thing I learned from the weekend’s FA Cup results was to forget about the clubs who are pre-occupied with the League.Spurs and Man City being cases in point on Sunday.Arsenal and Bournemouth being cases in point on Saturday.In short, the FA Cup only seems to matter to them when there are no pressures in the League in terms of either titles, promotion or relegation battles.A sad state of affairs for the FA Cup – but as punters we must adjust to the changing times.It could be a case in point for Man U tonight who might see the FA Cup as the saving grace of their season. Equally, Shrewsbury will have their big night out but the grim reality for them is that they are deeply involved in a relegation battle at the foot of League One with their home form particularly patchy. They also have a massive ‘six pointer’ on Saturday against bottom placed Colchester to look forward to this week.This is the first time the two clubs have ever met and Shrewsbury’s manager Micky Mellon said: “We will give it our best go and we won’t be overawed. We will make sure that we thoroughly enjoy the game and take it all in and give the best account of ourselves that we possibly can to represent this great football town. We’ve got to do certain things in a certain way to increase our chances of getting a result, so that’s what we’re working on and the mentality we’re approaching the game with.”A home tie awaits the winners against West Ham in the quarter finals.Man U’s injury list is growing. Goalkeeper David de Gea is expected to be out after suffering a knee injury. He becomes the 14th player on United’s injury list, which includes captain Wayne Rooney.Shrewsbury Town v Man UtdFA Cup 5th Round19:45 BT Sport 2 / BT Sport 2 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Never playedI haven’t had much luck with the HT/FT bets recently but even at 5/6 it looks too good to turn down on Man U winning at both points. Also backing Man U on the -3 three-way handicap with Star Sport at 5/1.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK MAN U / MAN U on the HT/FT market for 50 points at around 5/6 with Star SportsBACK MAN U (-3) ON THE THREE WAY HANDICAP for 20 points at around 5/1 with Star SportsWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW New Zealand v Australia

first_imgPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 161.57 points(not including Premier League ante-post) The end of the calendar year is a great time to be a rugby fan and it starts with the third Bledisloe Cup test between New Zealand and Australia. The All Blacks come here having won the Rugby Championship yet again, although a year ahead of the World Cup we did see some moments of vulnerability, namely in their two encounters with South Africa when the Springboks won 36-34 at Wellington and then came within just two points of doing a famous double at Loftus Versfeld.The Wallabies won their home clash with the Springboks but that was a close affair and they looked to have regressed when they were comfortably outplayed by South Africa late in the summer, and they have not come off well with two meetings against the All Blacks this year.New Zealand waltzed past Australia in the second half for a 38-13 success in the first meeting and were equally comfortable when winning 40-12 at Eden Park as New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett scored four tries – and had another ruled out. The All Blacks are also keen to guard against complacency in the third test, having lost 23-18 last year when strong favourites.They made a few changes for that test there and are welcoming some big names, but this year’s outfit looks even stronger with the whole squad having had plenty of game time over the summer and they ought to be more cohesive with a starting backline that includes Beauden Barrett, Ryan Crotty and Ben Smith amongst their number.New Zealand v AustraliaBledisloe Cup, Third TestDate: Saturday, October 27 Venue: Nissan Stadium, YokohamaKick-off: 15:00 local (07:00 BST, 06:00 GMT)HEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches, Home team on the left unless specified)AUG 2018 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand 42-10 AustraliaAUG 2018 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand won 38-13 AustraliaOCT 2017 BLEDISLOE CUP Australia 23-18 New ZealandAUG 2017 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand 35-29 AustraliaAUG 2017 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand 54-34 AustraliaOCT 2016 BLEDISLOE CUP New Zealand 37-10 AustraliaAUG 2016 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand 29-9 AustraliaAUG 2016 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand 42-8 AustraliaOCT 2015 RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL New Zealand 34-17 Australia (Twickenham)AUG 2015 RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP New Zealand 41-13 AustraliaAustralia can count on moments of magic from Israel Folau, Kurtley Beale, Will Genia, David Pocock and Michael Hooper but in terms of the battle of the two squads they look outgunned and on neutral turf – this game takes place in Japan – New Zealand should be too good and overcome the handicap.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK NEW ZEALAND (-16.5) 5 points at 20/21 with starsports.betlast_img read more

STARTERS ORDERS Thursday 17 January

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Arafat to Make Special Presentation at Rices Baker Institute

first_imgShareContact: Michael Cinelli Phone: (713)831-4794ARAFAT TO MAKE SPECIAL PRESENTATION AT RICE’S BAKERINSTITUTEYasir Arafat, president of the Palestine NationalAuthority, will make a special presentation dealing with the prospects for peacebetween the Israelis and Palestinians at an event on March 5 hosted by RiceUniversity’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.Reporters and photographers covering Arafat’s talk will have to be inposition in the Grand Hall of the Rice Memorial Center by 5:30 p.m. onWednesday, March 5. The program is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.News media outlets should submit the names of their representatives assignedto the event to the Rice University News Office by noon on Monday, March 3. TheNews Office can be reached at (713) 831-4795 or 4794, or by Email at mcinelli@rice.edu or jbob@rice.edu.Reporters and photographers will have to show a picture identification (presscard or driver’s license) when signing in at the registration table on March 5.A brief press availability with Arafat will be held at the media platform inthe Grand Hall immediately after the event. Arafat will be escorted to theplatform for this session.Any questions concerning media coverage of this event should be directed toMichael Cinelli, director of the Rice University News Office, at (713) 831-4794. ### AddThislast_img read more

Gomes

first_imgHurricane Rita cut short the four-day event and caused the cancellation of much-anticipated appearances by the Dalai Lama, but the hurricane did not completely divert provocative and engaging discourse that ranged from theology to meteorology. Discussion topics furthered the center’s goals of understanding and promoting conditions conducive to sustainable, peaceful coexistence among people of different religions. The conference included talks on the global rise of religious violence, the politicization of prophets’ messages, the separation of religion and government, the enrichment of one’s religion through experiencing other religions and the importance of religious freedom.Opening the conference was the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and the Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard Divinity School. He began his lecture, “Christianity and Religious Tolerance,” by discussing what he called “a paradox of a failed paradigm,” the assumption that took root some 40 years ago that the cultural religious paradigm that had held Western society, particularly the United States, together, was beginning to recede.Secularity was the way of the world, he said. Science was no longer in competition with religion and now was the way people all thought and worked. As a consequence, people would be linked around the world with others moving similarly “out of religious darkness into the rising dawn of a new secular age,” he said. “We would later term that phenomenon ‘globalization.’ “Secularity, science and globalization were the new trinity upon which an enlightened modernity would provide the context for our thinking and our working,” he said.However, because religion — its practices, convictions and influence — is resilient, this new trinity is a failed one, he said, “and we are faced with — in some respects stuck with — a world in which religion is an even more potent force now than it might have been 100 years ago or 350 years ago. “That would all be very good,” he said, “if the benefits of concentrated doses of religion across the world seemed to be positive and constructive and if because of religion we were all nicer, better, kinder, gentler people and the societies that we constructed were equally so. But experience has taught us, and even a casual observation of public events has demonstrated to us, that religion is by no means a guarantee of peace, harmony or a civil society.” Gomes said where religion is the dominant cultural force, its undesirable qualities — its capacity for intolerance and cruelty, for arrogance and self-aggrandizement — come through at their greatest. “In some sense, religion was never meant to run anything, and when it does, it usually runs into a great deal of trouble,” he said.The degree of arrogance and premature certainty that religion appears to induce presents society a conflict of absolutes. “Since faithfulness is defined as absolute and total conviction and an unwillingness to entertain the possibility that there are solutions or answers outside one’s own particular system, the conflict of absolutes makes the possibility of tolerance increasingly difficult,” he said.“That is why this center, this conference and this conversation are so important, because it is a subject of earnest importance suffering under the burden of a great taboo. For we feel that it is both rude and dangerous to discuss these … angularities of religion and to discuss them from the point of view from either our own or our neighbor’s set of convictions.”In reply to the failed paradigm, Gomes suggested “a modest proposal” with three key ingredients:First: A degree of modesty — accepting that one’s knowledge is incomplete and imperfect and “we cannot know all there is to know about ourselves or others.” Second: Clarity — not being content with images or stereotypes, not responding to rumor or gossip, but trying to clarify and simplify one’s understanding of self and of others. Third: Charity — “What we do not know and what we cannot control, we approach at the level of the heart and not the mind,” Gomes said. “In today’s world, it’s impossible to avoid the religious ‘other,’ so it behooves us more and more to find effective ways to discuss and transcend our differences,” he said. “We must live with the other and not simply tolerate them. [It’s] a lifetime’s work, but it is the crucial life of this planet, and to that life I expect [the Boniuk Center] and this university will make an enormously positive and useful contribution.”Scholarly discussion of the limits of tolerance continued Tuesday and Wednesday with presentations by Mark Juergensmeyer, director of Global and International Studies, University of California–Santa Barbara; Joseph Montville, senior fellow at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University; William Martin, the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and professor emeritus of religion and public policy and professor emeritus of sociology at Rice; Elora Shehabuddin, assistant professor of humanities and political science at Rice; Tamara Sonn, the Keanan Professor of Humanities, Religious Studies, the College of William and Mary; Adam Seligman, professor emeritus of religion, Boston University; Michael Cromartie, chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; and Richard D. Land, president, Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. ShareGomes’ speech kicks off conference on religious toleranceBY JENNIFER EVANS Rice News staffThe inaugural conference of the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University Sept. 19-22 focused on religious intolerance, but before its end, attention had largely turned to “exodus” — not the book of the Bible but rather the mass evacuation of Houston as a category five hurricane threatened the Gulf Coast. Rev. 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Harris County voters would support state ban on texting while driving

first_imgShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduPoll finds large majority of Harris County voters would support state ban on texting while drivingHOUSTON – (Sept. 27, 2013) – Eighty-eight percent of Harris County likely voters would support a Texas state law to ban texting while driving, according to a new poll conducted by Rice University’s Center for Civic Leadership.Photo courtesy: distraction.govThe poll found that only 10 percent would oppose a ban. The poll was overseen by Rice political scientist Bob Stein and prepared for KHOU-TV and KUHF-FM as part of a series of studies announced this week.“It appears clear as day that Harris County residents would support a ban on texting while driving,” Stein said. “The prevailing attitude in Harris County appears to mirror the national growing trend of adopting legislation.”According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, 41 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers. The state of Washington was the first to ban texting while driving; its state law took effect in 2007.The use of text messaging has increased dramatically over the past decade. As of December 2012, more than 171 billion text messages per month were sent in the U.S., according to CTIA The Wireless Association, an international nonprofit membership organization that represents the wireless communications industry.The Pew Internet and American Life Project found that text messaging is the most common nonvoice application Americans use on their mobile phones. Some 73 percent of adult cell owners use the text-messaging function on their phone at least occasionally. The Pew study also found that young adults text significantly more than all other demographic groups, with 18- to 29-year-olds sending or receiving an average of nearly 88 text messages per day.The Rice poll, conducted Sept. 11-20, included 650 Harris County residents and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percent. The University of Houston Center for Public Policy Survey Research Institute assisted with the research.For more information, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.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 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 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 has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU. AddThislast_img read more

Two Rice University professors elected AAAS fellows

first_imgAddThis ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduTwo Rice University professors elected AAAS fellowsGrande-Allen, Weisman honored by scientific societyHOUSTON — (Nov. 23, 2015) — Rice University professors Jane Grande-Allen and Bruce Weisman have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.AAAS fellows are elected by their peers, and Grande-Allen and Weisman are among 347 new fellows announced this week by the 120,000-member association. Fellows are selected for distinguished efforts to advance science or scientific applications.Jane Grande-AllenGrande-Allen, the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering, was elected for “distinguished contributions to the field of heart-valve biomechanics and mechanobiology, particularly for development of novel bioreactors, biomaterials platforms and extracellular matrix analysis.” She has been a member of the Rice faculty since 2003.Grande-Allen’s research focuses on experimental methods to characterize, remodel and test the function of normal and diseased heart-valve tissues, as well as to assess their mechanical strength, growth and the development of heart-valve abnormalities. Her extensive research collaborations have impacted the development of novel surgical and tissue-engineering therapies that can be used to treat patients earlier in the disease process. New projects in her lab involve joint research with Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to apply the latest techniques in tissue engineering toward the study of gastrointestinal disease.Bruce WeismanWeisman, a professor of chemistry and of materials science and nanoengineering who has been a member of the Rice faculty since 1979, was elected for “pioneering research contributions in the spectroscopy and photophysics of carbon nanotubes.”Weisman’s research centers on the optical properties of carbon nanostructures, and he is best known for the seminal discovery and interpretation of near-infrared fluorescence from single-walled carbon nanotubes. Weisman and his co-workers have explored a range of fundamental nanotube properties that underlie applications in biomedicine and engineering. Weisman is also an elected fellow of the American Physical Society and the Electrochemical Society, in which he currently serves as chair of the Nanocarbons Division. In addition, he is the founder and president of Houston-based Applied NanoFluorescence LLC, a company that makes specialized spectrofluorometers of his own design.The 2015 AAAS Fellows will be acknowledged in the Nov. 27 issue of Science magazine and honored at a Feb. 13 ceremony at the 2016 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.-30-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 3,910 undergraduates and 2,809 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 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/AboutRiceUniversity.last_img read more

What Are the Fastest MBAs You Can Earn in San Francisco

first_img regions: San Francisco About the AuthorAlanna ShafferStaff Writer, covering MetroMBA’s news beat for Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas.View more posts by Alanna Shaffer What Are the Fastest MBAs You Can Earn in San Francisco? Earning an MBA is one of the fastest ways for up-and-coming business leaders to get a jump start on their professional career. And in metros like San Francisco, one of the country’s biggest hubs for startups and entrepreneurship, moving fast enough to get in on the ground level may open the door to life-changing opportunities.The numbers don’t lie: Top MBA programs in San Francisco like Babson College of San Francisco’s Olin Graduate School of Business boast job placement rates of 82 percent within three months after graduation. The faster you can get that MBA degree in your hand, the faster you can get to that job offer.Thankfully, many business schools in San Francisco offer accelerated or one-year MBA programs that allow dedicated students to move even faster toward that all-important degree. We’ve rounded up the fastest MBA degrees in San Francisco below. F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business- Babson College San FranciscoBabson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business offers a one-year MBA program, which covers the same courses and resources as the full-time program but can be completed in just 12 months. Students in the program will take core courses as a cohort, which the program hopes will encourage strong professional connections throughout the year the students are together. Electives, however, can be taken alongside students in the two-year MBA and evening MBA programs, further expanding their professional network.Students in the one-year MBA will also take part in Babson’s Signature Learning Experiences, experiential courses that offer hands-on experience through simulations, self-reflection, and action-learning projects.Lucas Graduate School of Business- San Jose State UniversityThe accelerated early-career MBA at San Jose State’s Lucas Graduate School of Business can be completed in as little as 12 months. An added bonus of the program? Not only can the accelerated MBA be completed in half the time of the school’s two-year MBA program, but it also costs significantly less. The program is slightly more intense than the full-time MBA, however, with two to three courses per session, as opposed to just one or two.The early-career MBA at at Lucas is designed for students in the first five years of their professional career. Students can choose to pursue the degree full time, part time, or on the accelerated track, each of which allows students to pursue an internship. The program is great for students looking to change their career path- no professional experience is required to apply, and although a four-year bachelors degree is necessary for acceptance, students do not need to have majored in business to be considered.San Francisco State University College of BusinessThe San Francisco State University College of Business offers a number of potential ways to earn an MBA, including flexible, fast-track and bridge options. Each of these three programs can be completed in as little as 12 months.The flexible MBA is geared toward individuals who work full time but also plan to pursue their degree on a full-time basis. The flex program allows students with a four-year bachelor’s degree to design their own schedule, with classes typically taking place in the afternoon and evening. Depending on the schedule each student creates, the program can be completed in anywhere between 12 and 36 months. For students in the fast-track program, the whole process of earning an MBA is simply made faster. Just 10 courses are required to graduate, typically taking around one year to complete. Finally, international students looking for an accelerated program in the States will find SFSU’s bridge MBA to be a perfect fit. The bridge MBA is tailored to those with a three-year bachelor’s degree from a non-U.S. university and gives students the opportunity to complete six courses at SFSU over the course of the year before transferring the courses to the university’s MBA program.Executive MBA ProgramsFor those with several years of work experience looking to quickly complete a degree, the best path may be an executive MBA program. Built around the lives of busy, working professionals, and designed to be flexible and fast, most executive MBA programs can be completed in well under the typical two-year length of most full-time MBAs. At top San Francisco universities like the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, an executive MBA can be completed in as little as 19 months while learning from the same world-renowned Berkeley faculty as students in the full-time program.center_img Last Updated Jun 11, 2018 by Alanna ShafferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedThe Best Schools For Silicon Valley IT JobsIt is impossible to ignore the growing need for an understanding of the impact of emerging technologies on the business world. Technological fluency and an understanding of the industry can be crucial for all b-school students, but are especially vital for those who want to be executive leaders in the industry. If…May 9, 2017In “Featured Home”Consulting and Strategic Management MBAs San FranciscoDo you have aspirations of becoming a consultant? If you’re studying in the San Francisco metro, there’s plenty of opportunities for you.January 3, 2017In “Featured Home”San Francisco’s Top 3 Economics MBA ProgramsWhen it comes to learning about economics, what better place than Silicon Valley? San Francisco holds a number of schools that offer an MBA with a focus on economics. The Bay Area is not just a place of lax tech bros though. It’s a place booming with culture and treasures…August 21, 2017In “Featured Home”last_img read more

Houston Police Officer Drowns in Patrol Car

first_imgResidents use a truck to navigate through flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas, U.S. August 27, 2017. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) Share Share this article Houston Police Officer Drowns in Patrol Car By Jack Phillips August 29, 2017 Updated: September 13, 2017 US  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   A police officer in Houston reportedly drowned in his patrol car amid widespread flooding, according to local reports.The officer was not identified in local media reports as his family has yet to be notified, reported the Houston Chronicle. The flooding was triggered by Hurricane Harvey, which is now a tropical storm.The officer was in his patrol car driving back to work Sunday when he got trapped in high water at around Interstate 45 and Hardy Toll Road, the paper reported. KPRC live coverage of Cypress rescue Tuesday morning. (Screenshot via KPRC) KPRC live coverage of Cypress rescue Tuesday morning. (Screenshot via KPRC)Search-and-rescue crews are in the process of recovering his body.“He was trying different routes, and took a wrong turn,” one high-ranking official told the Chronicle. The officer, after getting stuck in the water, tried to get out but was not able to do so.Homes are seen inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Homes are seen inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)The reports come after a family of six was said to have drowned in Harvey’s floodwaters.“Sam calls my husband and tells him, ‘they’re gone,’” a relative of the family, Virginia Saldivar, told The Associated Press. “That’s when my husband dropped the phone and started screaming.”Video of a boy named Rowdy Ward releasing a horse from a pen that has been inundated by water from Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas. (Screenshot via Facebook/Chase Ward) Video of a boy named Rowdy Ward releasing a horse from a pen that has been inundated by water from Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas. (Screenshot via Facebook/Chase Ward)Two grandparents and six children under the age of 16 drowned. The victims were identified as Manuel Saldivar, 84, his wife Belia, 81; Daisy Saldivar, 6; Xavier Saldivar, 8; Dominic Saldivar, 14; and Devy Saldivar, 16.“I’m just hoping we find the bodies,” Saldivar told Fox News.It is believed that 15 people have died during Hurricane Harvey and the ensuing floods.People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Tex., on Aug. 28, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Tex., on Aug. 28, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) UPDATE: The officer was later identified as Sergeant Steve Perez, 60, a 34-year veteran of the force whose body was found after apparently drowning while attempting to get to work on Sunday, Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters.Acevedo said Perez’s family had urged him not to leave the house because of the dangerous flooding, but the officer told them, “We have work to do.” Show Discussionlast_img read more

Joel Osteen Responds to Criticism Over Churchs Response to Harvey

first_img Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Houston pastor Joel Osteen disputed that his church—which can hold about 16,000 people—turned away evacuees during Hurricane Harvey.“(The city) didn’t need us as shelter then,” Osteen told Today. “If we needed to be a shelter, we certainly would’ve been a shelter right when they first asked.“Once they filled up, they never dreamed that we’d have this many displaced people, (and) they asked us to become a shelter. I think this notion that somehow we would turn people away or we weren’t here for the city is about as false as can be.”Osteen made the comments after heavy social media criticism on Saturday, with some people saying that he hadn’t offered the church as a shelter for people affected by the storm.People evacuate by boat from the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters in Houston, Texas August 29, 2017. (Reuters/Rick Wilking) People evacuate by boat from the Hurricane Harvey floodwaters in Houston, Texas August 29, 2017. (Reuters/Rick Wilking) Volunteers and officers from the neighborhood security patrol help to rescue residents in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Volunteers and officers from the neighborhood security patrol help to rescue residents in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)“Our church doors have always been open,” Osteen told the show. “We took people in right when waters started to recede, which was a day or two after the storm hit.”Osteen said that the church had also flooded, noting that there were safety issues.“The fact is that I don’t know that we would’ve opened any sooner because again there were safety issues,” Osteen added. “I think some somehow social media can be very powerful and they can create this false narrative.”“It’s easy to say, ‘There’s that big building, and they’re not using it,’ but we don’t have volunteers and we don’t have staff that could get here,” he said. “If they would’ve asked us to be a shelter early on, we would’ve prepared for it all.”People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey  in Houston, Tex., on Aug. 28, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images) People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Tex., on Aug. 28, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)Osteen noted that in 2001, his church housed some 3,000 people during Tropical Storm Allison.“We’ll be here five years from now helping these people, so we feel good about who we are and what we’re doing,” he said.“They’ll be here for a couple of years with us and that’s just, you know, that’s just pulling out the sheet rock, you know, helping those, especially the elderly, and just being in it for the long haul,” he told ABC News. “That’s the key.”Osteen added that he and his staff didn’t see the criticism on social media.“The main thing is social media doesn’t run our lives. We run our ministry, we do what we were called to do, and, hey, everybody that’s making a difference is going to have critics,” Osteen said.On Sunday, his Lakewood Church wrote on Facebook that it was “inaccessible due to severe flooding.” Share this article US center_img Show Discussion Joel Osteen Responds to Criticism Over Church’s Response to Harvey By Jack Phillips August 30, 2017 Updated: August 30, 2017 Joel Osteen, the pastor of a Houston-area megachurch in this file photo.(Flickr)last_img read more

Irma Knocks out Power to Nearly 73 Million in the US Southeast

first_imgA lifeguard hut is pictured as Hurricane Irma arrives in Hollywood, Florida. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   A lamp post is wrapped around a car in the wake of Hurricane Irma in Kissimmee, Florida, September 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Gregg Newton) Share Irma Knocks out Power to Nearly 7.3 Million in the US Southeast By Reuters September 11, 2017 Updated: September 11, 2017 Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 7.3 million homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast, mostly in Florida, according to state officials and local electric utilities.Irma hit southwest Florida on Sunday morning as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, the second-highest level on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale. It gradually weakened to a tropical storm by Monday morning as it headed toward Georgia.The storm, which was moving into southern Georgia, was packing maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center’s latest update at 2 p.m. EDT.Power losses in Georgia, which were nearing 400,000 as of 1 p.m. EDT, were expected to increase as the storm moved north.In Florida, the state’s biggest electric company said its outages had started to decline below the peak of 3.6 million by Monday afternoon. A total of almost 4.5 million Florida Power & Light customers have been affected by the storm, with around 1 million getting service restored, mostly by automated devices.“We’ve never had that many outages, and I don’t think any utility in the country ever has,” FPL Chief Executive Eric Silagy said at a news conference Monday. “It is by far and away the largest in the history of our company.” A lifeguard hut is pictured as Hurricane Irma arrives in Hollywood, Florida. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) A gas station damaged by Hurricane Irma is seen in North Redington Beach, Florida, on September 11, 2017. (Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office/Handout via REUTERS) A palm tree lies on top of a 1959 Chevy in the wake of Hurricane Irma in Marco Island, Florida, September 11, 2017. (REUTERS/Brian Thevenot)FPL said it was still assessing the damage and could not yet say when it will restore service to most customers. Some homes and businesses could be without power for weeks, especially in the hardest-hit areas like southwest Florida, the NextEra Energy Inc unit said.As the storm pushed north, outage figures were increasing at other large utilities, including units of Duke Energy Corp, Southern Co and Emera Inc.Duke’s outages jumped to almost 1.2 million by midday Monday. Emera’s Tampa Electric utility reported 332,000 homes and businesses had lost power by Monday afternoon.FPL said its two nuclear plants were safe. Both units at its Turkey Point facility, located about 30 miles south of Miami, were shut by early Monday.The company closed Turkey Point’s Unit 3 on Saturday as Irma approached the coast but decided not shut Unit 4 at that time because the hurricane track shifted away from the plant toward the western part of the Florida Peninsula. FPL, however, shut Unit 4 on Sunday night due to a possible valve issue that was probably not related to Irma, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials said on Monday.At its St. Lucie nuclear plant located about 120 miles north of Miami, FPL reduced power at Unit 1 due to salt buildup from Irma in the switchyard, NRC spokesman Roger Hannah said. The plant’s other reactor, Unit 2, continued to operate at full power.Duke’s retired Crystal River plant, about 90 miles north of Tampa, has spent nuclear fuel, but Hannah said that was not a problem. (NOAA)As Irma loomed and came ashore, gasoline stations struggled to keep up as people evacuated Florida. In the Atlanta metropolitan area, about 545 stations, or about 13.2 percent of the total, were out of the fuel earlier on Monday, according to information service Gas Buddy.Irma is expected to sap demand for fuel for a time, Goldman Sachs analysts said in a note on Monday, but they cautioned that supply could remain strained due to refining capacity offline in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas two weeks ago.By Scott DiSavino US Show Discussion Share this articlelast_img read more

Colts Fan Burns Season Tickets After National Anthem Protest

first_img Show Discussion An Indianapolis Colts fan burned four entire-season ticket packages in response to the national anthem protest by Colts players.In a video posted on Twitter, a Colts fan by the name Rodney talks about his love for the National Football League. His dream was to play in the NFL, but he went to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps.“I served my country, my grandfather served our country, both of them served in World War 2. There is a lot of people who fought and died for that flag,” Rodney says. “For disrespecting yesterday like you did, I’m done.” A .@steelers fan lights his jersey on fire. pic.twitter.com/5IWjPePX9B— Derek Utley (@DerekUtleyCEO) September 26, 2017 A .@buffalobills Season Ticket Holder Burns his NFL Gear. He’s a .@USMC veteran. pic.twitter.com/jdUjNpUoY4— Derek Utley (@DerekUtleyCEO) September 26, 2017 Rodney said that he thought of giving away or selling the tickets, but would rather not have the seats filled. He then shows that the ticket books are filled with tickets for the season ahead.Rodney then burns four season-ticket books, worth of up to $5,920 in total for non-premium seats.“I’m making my own sacrifice and I’m standing up for what I believe,” Rodney added before throwing the tickets into a fire pit.Rodney was not the only fan incensed by the NFL players’ kneeling during the national anthem. A lifelong Buffalo Bills fan burned six jerseys and other memorabilia and posted the video online. Share The Bills fan said that he was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.“To see you disrespect my flag and to disrespect all the men and women who have fought so hard to protect that flag,” the fan says in the video. “I know you have your right to protest. Well, this is my right to protest.”The man is then seen throwing two autographed jerseys into the pit, followed by other jerseys and memorabilia.Coast Guard veteran Joe Rocchead burned a pair of extremely rare Super Bowl 25 windsocks. Only 25 pairs existed before he burned his.  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   “Here’s what I think of you Pittsburg,” the fan says, before setting the jersey on fire.More than 200 NFL players from different teams knelt during the national anthem on Sunday. The upswell in anthem protests was triggered by President Donald Trump, who said that team owners should fire players who disrespect the anthem by kneeling.“Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Sept. 24. “NFL should change policy!”The first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem was Colin Kaepernick, who said he was protesting racial injustice and police brutality. No team has signed Kaepernick after he gained the national spotlight by protesting. He remains a free agent.From NTD.tv center_img US News Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel during the national anthem before the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sept. 24, 2017, in Indianapolis, Ind. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Coast Guard Vet Joe Rocchead worked Superbowl 25 and received 1 of only 25 Superbowl 25 windsocks. He burned it today. .@NFL pic.twitter.com/nmS5Tu4nRz— Derek Utley (@DerekUtleyCEO) September 26, 2017 Colts Fan Burns Season Tickets After National Anthem Protest By NTD Television September 26, 2017 Updated: September 26, 2017 Rocchead has owned the windsocks since 1991 when he worked the Super Bowl.“NFL you [expletive] on us veterans,” Rocchead says while pouring lighter fluid onto the flags. “I don’t need these anymore.”Another fan burned a Pittsburg Steelers jersey and posted the video online. Share this article Rodney has something he’d like to show to the .@colts who disrespect our flag and our American values. Season tickets have now been burned! pic.twitter.com/gPbiivsYPR— Derek Utley (@DerekUtleyCEO) September 26, 2017last_img read more

Puerto Rico Union Allegedly Refuses to Deliver US Aid On Strike Because

first_img Share this article The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017 Puerto Rico Union Allegedly Refuses to Deliver US Aid, On Strike Because of Local Law Head of relief effort says only 20 percent of drivers are showing up to workBy Joshua Philipp, The Epoch Times October 1, 2017 Updated: October 2, 2017 The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, is a great guy and leader who is really working hard. Thank you Ricky!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017 Because of #FakeNews my people are not getting the credit they deserve for doing a great job. As seen here, they are ALL doing a GREAT JOB! pic.twitter.com/1ltW2t3rwy— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017 Despite the criticisms from Democrats and several legacy news outlets, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello has praised the Trump administration for its response to the disaster.Trump thanked him again, stating on Twitter, “The Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, is a great guy and leader who is really working hard. Thank you Ricky!” He also thanked Puerto Rico Congresswoman Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon, stating she has “been wonderful to deal with and a great representative of the people. Thank you!” Relief supplies given to San Juan, Puerto Rico, by the Trump administration are allegedly sitting at the ports, as truck drivers with a local union refuse to deliver the supplies. A local mayor and President Donald Trump have accused San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto of playing politics with the failures in the distribution of supplies.A CNBC segment reported that 9,500 cargo containers with medicine, food, and other goods are stuck at the port of San Juan. It noted they need the local truck drivers to move the goods if they’re going to receive the next shipment of supplies currently on its way.CNBC blamed failure to move the supplies on the inability of trucking companies to contact their drivers to get them to go to work and on a lack of fuel for the delivery trucks. Local media have reported a different reason: truck drivers with the Puerto Rican Teamsters Union, Frente Amplio, are allegedly refusing to move the supplies.According to the local TV station WAPA, the strike is over a recently passed law: “el proyecto del Senado 525 que da paso a la Ley de Transformación Administrativa de la Comisión de Servicio Público,” also called “el Proyecto del Senado 525.”The law caused a rift with unions by placing control and regulation of public transportation in Puerto Rico under the local Public Service Commission. Colonel Michael A. Valle, director of the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, responsible for Hurricane Maria relief efforts in the area, told Huffington Post, “The aid is getting to Puerto Rico. The problem is distribution … Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the ports.”Valle said the problem is “only 20 percent of the truck drivers show up to work.”The International Teamsters Union published a notice on its website on Sept. 29 to recruit volunteer drivers from across the United States to help transport supplies in Puerto Rico. It states, “the labor movement is working on the ground in Puerto Rico to bring volunteers to meet specific needs.”Cruz Soto, a Democrat, held a press conference where she told mainstream news outlets that the Trump administration was to blame for the lack of supplies. She quickly came under fire, however, as news of the delivery strike emerged, and because she gave her press conference while standing in front of pallets stacked with federal relief goods.Cruz Soto was also criticized by other local officials. Guaynabo Mayor Angel Perez Otero said that while other mayors have been joining meetings between, FEMA, U.S. military officials, and Puerto Rican leaders, Cruz Soto has been absent.“I’ve seen other mayors participating. She’s not,” said Perez Otero, according to The Washington Examiner. He added that, contrary to Cruz Soto’s claims, “We are receiving a lot of help from FEMA and the Red Cross … there is lots of help coming to us.”Cruz also said, regarding Cruz Soto’s criticism of the relief effort, “There is a lot of politics in Puerto Rico.”Trump also called out Cruz Soto on Twitter. He noted on Sept. 30 that Cruz Soto had complimented his response to the Category 4 Hurricane only a few days prior, but had switched her stance. People wait in line for aid items to be handed out in San Juan. (Reuters/Alvin Baez) VIDEO: Elements of the #DoD and @FEMA are providing humanitarian relief for #PuertoRico ?? and #USVI ?? . pic.twitter.com/veFFxeA7aL— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) September 28, 2017 …Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help. They….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job. Puerto Rico was totally destroyed.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017 Trump said poor leadership was to blame for local officials including Cruz Soto, “who are not able to get their workers to help.” He said they “want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort.” Follow Joshua on Twitter: @JoshJPhilipp .@USCG crews worked together with the @RedCross, @fema, and members of local #police, #fire and #government to distribute disaster #relief supplies, food rations and #water in Rio Grande, #PuertoRico, yesterday, following #Hurricane #Maria. Full video https://t.co/4NtrRuY0HQ pic.twitter.com/QVcmuvBdpt— USCGSoutheast (@USCGSoutheast) September 30, 2017 …want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017 Share Congresswoman Jennifer Gonzalez-Colon of Puerto Rico has been wonderful to deal with and a great representative of the people. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2017 He added, however, that for the more than 10,000 federal workers and troops his administration sent to help in Puerto Rico, “The military and first responders, despite no electric, roads, phones etc., have done an amazing job. Puerto Rico was totally destroyed.” US News Show Discussionlast_img read more