I’m sitting at a railway station got a ticket for my destination….. ooooooh er.Enough Simon & Garfunkel – I really am on a railway station and heading for a wedding, so my transmissione is brief, thanks to a poor wifi signal.Can’t believe that guy up in the International Space Station was able to tweet yet Reading railway station is a NO-FI zone Here’s this week’s footy trixie. It was the inevitable two out of three this week and I’m fully expecting the same but keep hopeful of landing them all.LEG 1LIVERPOOL to beat Southampton at around 13/20. My standing order this season is to oppose Southampton – the most over-rated team ever.LEG 2Newcastle v Hull – UNDER 2.5 GOALS at around 8/11. Because, well, it just will be.LEG 3CHELSEA (-1) at around 4/5 v Fulham – After being humiliated midweek – surely Chelsea have a point (or more pertinently three points) to prove against their neighbours?
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FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis ShareCONTACT: B.J. AlmondPHONE: 713-348-6770E-MAIL: email@example.comRice announces tuition and financial aid increases for fall 2009Rice University today announced that tuition for the 2009-10 freshman class will be $31,430 — an increase of 4.9 percent or $1,470 over last fall. In addition, the university announced increases in financial aid.“We are balancing two important priorities during these difficult times: keeping a Rice education accessible and affordable for students while generating the resources we need to provide these outstanding young scholars with one of the best undergraduate educations in the country,”President David Leebron said. Financial aidLearn more about the financial aid programs provided by Rice New financial-aid policyRice expands its financial-aid policy to help families with the nation’s economic downturn Best valueRice ranks among the nation’s best for its outstanding value “The additional aid recognizes the difficulties that many families are facing. The modest tuition increase helps support our campus and keep our research and education at the high level of quality our students expect and deserve.”The university has announced several enhancements to financial aid available to entering students. Rice also adjusts need-based aid packages, as necessary, for enrolled students to accommodate tuition increases. The university previously announced that it had increased the no-loan threshold for financial aid packages to $80,000, up from $60,000, for entering students this fall. This means that students who qualify for need-based aid from families whose annual incomes are $80,000 or less will not be required to take out loans to pay for their education.The university has also lowered the cap on loans in financial-aid packages for need-eligible incoming freshmen to $10,000 for their four undergraduate years — down from $14,500 for freshmen who entered in fall 2008. Rice has a policy of need-blind admission. About 30 percent of the freshman class will receive a merit scholarship. Overall, about 60 percent of Rice undergraduates receive some form of financial support.Room and board for 2009-10 will increase $480 to $11,230. The total charge for entering students, including tuition, fees and room and board, will be $43,287. Next year’s tuition for current undergraduates will increase 4.9 percent over their present rate. For sophomores and juniors, that means the same rate as entering freshmen. For seniors and fifth-year students, tuition will be $30,920 and $28,700, respectively.Tuition for most graduate students will also increase 4.9 percent, or $1,470, to $31,430. For students entering the MBA program at the Jones Graduate School of Management, tuition will increase 11.1 percent, or $4,000, to $40,000. Jones School tuition includes the cost of a laptop computer.Even with the increase, Rice’s tuition is expected to be $5,000 to $7,000 less than that charged by other premier research universities. Both Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and the Princeton Review’s “Best Value Colleges for 2009” ranked Rice No. 4 on this year’s list of private schools that offer an exceptional education and an outstanding economic value.Leebron said that Rice’s endowment had fallen by about 20 percent as of the end of 2008, or close to $1 billion, and has suffered additional losses so far this year. Earnings from the endowment support about 45 percent of the university’s total budget, while tuition covers only 37 percent of the cost of providing an undergraduate education. The university plans to reduce spending by 5 percent in the fiscal year beginning July 1 and has taken several other cost-saving steps.“Our goal is to continue supporting the very best in education and research, while at the same time asking all parts of the Rice community to help with the challenges created by a deep and prolonged economic downturn,” Leebron said.“Students who come to Rice know that they’ll be learning and researching with some of the most accomplished professors in the country and working alongside talented, motivated fellow students from around the world,” said Chris Muñoz, vice president for enrollment. “Our goal is to make sure no student misses out on the Rice experience because of a lack of financial resources. We want the brightest, most promising students from every background.”For more information about Rice and its financial aid programs and to apply, go to http://www.futureowls.rice.edu.
ShareCONTACT: Jessica StarkPHONE: 713-348-6777EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Rice political scientist available to comment on Texas governor’s raceRice University political scientist Mark Jones is available today and tomorrow (Election Day) and Wednesday to comment on the Texas governor’s race between Gov. Rick Perry and former Houston Mayor Bill White. Jones can also comment on Texas House and Senate races. Jones, Rice’s Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor and chair of political science and fellow in political science at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, can conduct interviews in English or Spanish and may be reached by contacting Jessica Stark at email@example.com or 713-348-6777. MEDIA NOTE: Jones will be an in-studio analyst offering commentary on election results for Houston’s Fox 26 Tuesday evening. AddThis
Media note: A link to a Rice-produced video for this story is available at the end of the news release. A high-definition, unedited version is available via FTP and Dropbox.When it comes to population growth, Houston is No. 1 New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are still America’s largest metropolitan areas, but none of the nation’s 366 metropolitan areas added more people during the past decade than Houston. Based on a new extensive analysis of the 2000 and 2010 censuses by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, the Greater Houston metropolitan area grew by a whopping 1.2 million people and increased by more than 123,000 per year over the decade. AddThis “Houston’s growth represents more people than the population growth in the New York and Chicago metropolitan areas combined during the past decade,” said Michael Emerson, co-director of the Kinder Institute. “Houston’s growth alone accounts for more people than the nation’s 14 smallest metropolitan areas combined. It is more than the number of people who live in the Buffalo metropolitan area, and more than in the New Orleans metropolitan area — and it is more than the number of people in 322 of the nation’s 366 metropolitan areas.” While 42 of the nation’s metropolitan areas actually lost population, Emerson said, Houston capitalized on its closeness to Latin America, its emergence as a major destination for immigrants from around the world, the area’s pro-business policies, low cost of living, significant job growth and location in the fastest-growing state in the nation.Following closely behind Houston is another Texas giant, the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, which grew by just 21,000 fewer people over the decade than Houston. If the growth of two other Texas metropolitan areas — Austin and San Antonio – is factored in, only 13 other metropolitan areas in the country have as many people as these four metropolitan areas added to their populations over the decade. Austin grew by almost 467,000 people and San Antonio by about 431,000, which put them both in the top 13 metropolitan areas for population growth.”As of 2011, the population increases in the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan areas have catapulted the two cities into the No. 5 (Houston) and No. 4 (Dallas-Fort Worth) largest metropolitan areas in the United States,” Emerson said.The only other metropolitan area to grow by more than 1 million people over the 2000-2010 decade was Atlanta, which is the nation’s ninth largest metro.The trend of U.S. population growth being concentrated in the South and the Southwest — which has been true for several decades — continues and, if anything, is intensifying, Emerson said. Of the 15 metropolitan areas that added the most people, only New York (No. 7) and Seattle (No. 15) are not in the South or the Southwest. “A significant portion of the population growth in these Southern and Southwestern metropolitan areas is not due to the relocation of Americans from colder climates but to the influx of immigrants moving directly into these Southern and Southwestern metropolitan areas,” Emerson said. “This is the secret of Houston’s phenomenal growth over the past decade. It comes not primarily from relocating or retiring Americans but from first-generation immigrants and from their children born in Houston.” The researchers’ analysis is based on the official Census Bureau definition: “The general concept of a metropolitan area is that of a large population nucleus, together with adjacent communities having a high degree of social and economic integration with that core. Metropolitan areas comprise one or more entire counties, except in New England, where cities and towns are the basic geographic units.” The 30 U.S. metropolitan areas with the greatest population growth, 2000-2010 1. Houston 1,231,393 2. Dallas-Fort Worth 1,210,229 3. Atlanta 1,020,879 4. Riverside, Calif. 970,030 5. Phoenix 941,011 6. Washington, D.C. 785,987 7. Las Vegas 575,504 8. New York 574,107 9. Miami 557,071 10. Orlando, Fla. 489,850 11. Austin, Texas 466,526 12. Los Angeles 463,210 13. San Antonio 430,805 14. Charlotte, N.C. 427,590 15. Seattle 395,931 16. Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. 387,246 17. Denver 364,242 18. Chicago 362,789 19. Sacramento, Calif. 352,270 20. Raleigh/Cary, N.C. 333,419 21. Minneapolis/St. Paul 311,027 22. Portland, Ore. 298,128 23. San Diego 281,480 24. Philadelphia 278,196 25. Nashville, Tenn. 278,145 26. Indianapolis 231,137 27. Columbus, Ohio 224,217 28. Jacksonville, Fla. 222,846 29. San Francisco/Oakland 211,651 30. McAllen, Texas 205,306 For more information or to schedule an interview with Emerson, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-6327.A Rice-produced video for this news release is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g0VCN39yw4. News media are allowed to repost this video with attribution. Media wishing for an unedited, high-definition version of the video should contact Brandon Martin, Rice University video producer, at email@example.com or 713-348-3161. ShareDavid Ruth 713-348-6327 firstname.lastname@example.org
ShareEXPERT ALERTDavid Ruth713email@example.comJeff Falk713firstname.lastname@example.org Baker Institute’s Monaldi available to discuss naming of general to head Venezuela’s oil firmHOUSTON – (Nov. 28, 2017) – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has named a military leader, Maj. Gen. Manuel Quevedo, to head the state oil company, PDVSA, and the country’s energy ministry.Credit: Shutterstock.com/Rice UniversityFrancisco Monaldi, an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is available to discuss these developments and their implications ahead of the 173rd OPEC Meeting in Vienna Nov. 30.Quevedo’s appointment comes as six senior executives at Citgo, PDVSA’s refining subsidiary in the United States, were recently arrested and charged with corruption. This comes on top of dozens of PDVSA officials being charged with corruption over the past several months.“You have corruption everywhere (in Venezuela), but clearly only a few are targeted,” Monaldi told the New York Times. “Why did this happen now? It’s hard to understand.”Monaldi, the fellow in Latin American energy policy at the Center for Energy Studies, is a leading scholar on the politics and economics of the oil industry and oil wealth management in Latin America and developing countries. He has consulted with numerous international institutions, governments and companies, including The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Inter-American Development Bank, CAF Development Bank of Latin America, PDVSA, Shell, Total, Statoil, IHS, Wood Mackenzie, Ministry of Petroleum of Saudi Arabia, the governments of Kazakhstan and Albania, Natural Resource Governance Institute, Stanford Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Eurasia Group and Medley Global Advisors.To schedule an interview with Monaldi, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at email@example.com or 713-348-6775. The Baker Institute has a radio and television studio available.-30-Related materials:Monaldi bio: www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/francisco-j-monaldi.Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow the Center for Energy Studies via Twitter @CES_Baker_Inst.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top five university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. AddThis
A Kalamazoo, Michigan, family is now looking for a stranger who gave a tribute to a passing funeral procession.Phillip “Paw Paw” Dooley Sr. died from cancer several days after Thanksgiving, and he was laid to rest Thursday at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Michigan, WWMT reported.“It’s always tough saying goodbye but to the man who was the rock in our family, it was something that I didn’t expect to do when he was 65,” Shelby Sams, Dooley’s granddaughter, told the station.“There was a man who actually got out of his car, stood by his driver side door with his head bowed and his hands clasped in front of him for the entire procession,” said Sams.Their 30-car procession traveled 15 miles. One driver—the man referenced by Sams—got out of his vehicle and bowed his head. “It was the greatest gesture of respect that I’ve ever seen,” Sams’ sister, Courtney Steffler, said.Dooley’s grandson, Garrick Dooley, said that he wants to find the man.“To the man that gave respect to my PawPaw as we passed by on the way to Ft. Custer I want to say thank you. This lifted up many lowered heads today. If my Facebook friends and family could share this post to find this man I would love to shake his hand,” he wrote on Facebook, adding an image of the unnamed man with his head bowed.Garrick added to Fox Detroit: “If the guy isn’t found I still love seeing the positivity out of it. My Paw Paw deserves it and he never gave himself enough credit.”Dooley’s grandkids said that the man’s gesture is a sign from their grandfather.Sams told WWMT: “Looking down on us saying we know you’re in pain but everything is going to be okay.” Show Discussion US News (Screenshot / Google Maps) Michigan Family Wants to Find Man Who Bowed Head at Funeral Procession By Epoch Newsroom December 6, 2017 Updated: December 6, 2017 Share this article LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON Share And while you’re here … We have a small favor to ask of you. If you can, please share this article on Facebook so you can help The Epoch Times. It takes less than a minute. Thank you very much!
Students are evacuated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during a shooting incident in a still image from video in Parkland, Florida, Feb. 14, 2018. (WSVN via Reuters) Crime and Incidents NEW PICTURES obtained by Fox News show #Parkland shooter might’ve tried to shoot out a window to use as a perch to fire down on people below. Sources say many more could’ve been killed or hurt but the hurricane-resistant windows wouldn’t shatter. Full story 530 & 7pm on @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/bzflApV0W7— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) March 3, 2018 Share Recommended Video: Trump Calls on Nation to ‘Answer Hate with Love’ after Florida School Shooting Tragedy Law enforcement sources told Fox News that it appeared Cruz might have tried to create a sniper’s vantage point but his efforts were thwarted by hurricane-proof windows that could not be shattered. An official briefed on the shooting told CBS4 News that Cruz had fired 16 rounds into the window. The suspect then attempted to reload but after changing magazine clips, the weapon was believed to be jammed forcing Cruz to abandon his gun and flee the building with the other students, according to unnamed sources.Had Cruz succeeded in his efforts, the carnage would have been much more devastating, reported Fox News, citing another unnamed source. Cruz attempted to create a sniper’s nest by shooting out the glass window in the stairwell, firing 16 rounds into the impact glass. Luckily, the hurricane proof window did not shatter. Cruz then attempted to reload, and after changing magazine clips, the weapon …— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 27, 2018 Newly emerged photos appear to show that Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz might have attempted to shoot from a window on a higher floor in an effort to gun down more students fleeing below.One of the photos shows what looks like multiple bullet holes on the inside of a third-floor teachers’ lounge window, reported Fox News, citing unnamed sources. This is the third floor window at Stoneman Douglas where Nikolas Cruz tried to set up a sniper’s nest. Bullet holes show how the impact glass held together frustrating Cruz and saving lives. @CBSMiami #stonemanshooting #msdstong pic.twitter.com/tOw2yIzcOG— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 27, 2018 QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen click to watch video Follow Janita on Twitter: @janitakan Share this article LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON Nikolas Cruz Might Have Tried to Create Vantage Point to Gun Down Students Below By Janita Kan March 3, 2018 Updated: March 3, 2018 …is believed to have jammed, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Frustrated, and with police now responding, Cruz dropped the gun in the stairwell, ran down to the ground floor and fled the building with the students.— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 27, 2018 An official briefed on the shooting investigation tells @CBSMiami the carnage could have been far worse. Investigators believe self-confessed gunman Nikolas Cruz planned on using a vantage point on the third-floor stairwell on the west side of the building to shoot at students…— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) February 27, 2018 In a second photo, boxes of evidence appeared to be stacked in the school, some with biohazard labeling on them, according to Fox News.“By the looks of it, the ones with orange biohazard are anything from that day in the school that has blood or bodily matter on them; the rest is probably anything that was left behind that was unclaimed or evidence from the school shooting,” a law enforcement source who reviewed the pictures told the news station.Cruz, 19, is accused of open firing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14 which left 17 students and teachers dead. He has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. Nikolas Cruz, facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S. Feb. 19, 2018. (Reuters/Mike Stocker/Pool)The building on the school campus where 17 people were murdered is expected to be demolished. Florida lawmakers decided on Feb. 15 to provide the resources needed to demolish the building as it will be traumatic for students to have to return to it.“This building has to come down,” Sen. Bill Galvano told the Miami Herald during a visit to the school.“It will still be very difficult for students to return,” Galvano said. “But that particular building should be razed, and the memory of the perpetrator erased and a memorial honoring the victims and their families be put in its place.”From NTD.tv “What you are looking at is the third-floor teachers’ lounge, which faces west, Cruz was trying to shoot those windows out from the inside, creating a perch so he could act like a sniper — little did he know, those windows are hurricane windows and they won’t shatter. Had he been able to get those shot out, who knows how many more people would’ve died, because he would’ve had sight to a wide-open courtyard where the other buildings funnel,’ the source told the news station. Show Discussion