Its Sunday Streets Today

first_imgVehicle traffic will be allowed to cross Valencia St on Duboce Ave, 14th St, 16th St, 18th St and 24th St.North/southbound traffic should use Guerrero St, Mission St, or Folsom St instead of Valencia St If you need vehicle access to/from your home or place of business during this time, please contact us as early as possible. Email or call 415-344-0489 to coordinate access. From Duboce to 26th Street, Valencia will be blocked off for bikes and pedestrians. Here is our promo from 2009 and it is interesting to see how dramatically the blocked off streets have changed. Now, it is mostly a Valencia Street affair. Update: Here is Sunday Streets from today.  Valencia St between 26th St and Duboce St15th St,  first two parking spaces west of Valencia St and between Valencia St and Caledonia St19th St, first two parking spaces east and west of Valencia St on both sides of the street20th St, first two parking spaces east and west of Valencia St on both sides of the streetLiberty St, first two parking spaces west of Valencia St  on both sides of the street21st St, first two parking spaces east and west of Valencia St on both sides of the street22nd St, first two parking spaces east and west of Valencia St on both sides of the street23rd St, between San Jose Ave and Bartlett St Here are the basics for today’s Sunday Streets. Detours and Parking ChangesTOWING: The Sunday Streets route is towed of all vehicles beginning at 8am. Including the following streets: No parking or stopping will be allowed on these streets after 8am (even if you’re just stopping for a quick cup of coffee, your car may be towed).DETOURS & LOCAL ACCESS: Streets begin closing to vehicle traffic starting at 10:00am, and will remain closed to vehicle traffic until 4pm. 0% Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

Last weeks reverse at Huddersfield was a setback

first_imgLast week’s reverse at Huddersfield was a setback as his side look to close the gap to the top four.It means Friday’s game with Salford is crucial as Saints enter a tough fixture period.“I can’t panic,” he said. “I can only judge on the last five weeks since I arrived here. Whilst Friday was definitely unacceptable I don’t think wholesale changes are the answer. All 17 need to play better this Friday, that is obvious, but I don’t think anyone deserves not to be there based on last Friday’s game.“As a team, all in all, it was disappointing to lose, but up until three or four minutes to go we had a chance to win that game had we pulled out something. It is a fine line winning and losing; to make it as hard as we did last week and nearly have the chance to win, that is the positive we can take out of it.”Saints are relatively healthy heading into the match with Salford, with only Ryan Morgan missing out with a knee injury.“We got some really good news on him,” Holbrook added. “It was nowhere near as bad as we thought. He may only miss one game, which is fantastic news. He hurt his knee and it looked pretty bad at the time but it ended up a really good result for us and he won’t be out too long.“Salford are coming off a great win last week and I’m sure they will be pretty happy with that. For us we need to play well. We are aware of their talent; they sit second and are a very good team. But the focus has to be on getting our own game in order.“It is probably better for us to play four of the five top sides now. Everyone looks forward to playing in the harder gamse and they are all in a row for us now.“I think that is a good thing. It tests where you are at and if you’re good enough you will beat them – and if not, you won’t.“It will be good for us and we are looking forward to it.”Tickets for Friday’s game are now on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.last_img read more

Now its time to join them and sign up for a 2018

first_imgNow it’s time to join them and sign up for a 2018 Membership.2017 has seen a number of exciting changes take place at the club, including the arrival of our new Head Coach Justin Holbrook and the debut of marquee player and Dally M Winner, Ben Barba.These moves signal our intent to deliver what our Members want in 2018 … quality, entertaining Rugby League played with world class players in the best purpose-built Rugby League stadium in the country.We’ve simplified our range of prices and introduced a new Youth price to make it more affordable for 17–18-year-olds in full time education.And, our Direct Debit options make it simpler and easier to be a Saint.We have a 10 month ‘DD’ available now… with an eight or six package available later in the off-season.For a full breakdown of monthly payments for each Membership please click hereA Hattons Solicitors West Terrace Adult Renewal is just over £24 per month with an Adult and Junior just over £26! Great value and no upfront cost!Check out our Membership Section to find out more.We are Saints and Proud.last_img read more


first_imgThe shirt will be proudly worn by the team at the 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, where we will face the Castleford Tigers, on Sunday 26 May (KO 6pm)The shirt continues the to beat the drum for both Autism awareness as a whole, and helping local people with Autism, through the St Helens Autism Support (SAS) charity. The Club has already proudly donated over £30,000 to the Charity from Club initiatives since the first Magic shirt in 2016.This year’s version is available to pre-order from today, just prior to the start of World Autism Week, 1 April, with pre-orders running up until Sunday 28 April – the home fixture vs. Catalans Dragons. You can pre-order yours either online here or by calling into the Club Superstore at the Totally Wicked Stadium.The prominent design retains our iconic red and white colour scheme and red vee, whilst it also features a Jigsaw design including a famous Saints icon of old – the stickman, filling the lower portion of the shirt. The jigsaw pattern also features within the vee itself. The shape is renowned as a key symbol used by the Autism Society.With Saints being the only Super League Club based in Merseyside, we want to present the Club’s iconic brand to the City of Liverpool whilst still retaining the support for our vital local Charity.The Club crest and partner logos also feature prominently within the design of the shirt. We again thank our 2019 shirt partners for their co-operation and support of our Magic Shirt.The match details are also listed on the left front hem of the shirt in white text.Each replica shirt also carries the logo of the St.Helens Autism Support, a local branch making a massive difference in the St Helens area helping raise awareness of Autism and aiding people with the condition locally.As part of our commitment, the Club will again donate 10% of the net retail profit from each shirt to raise vital funds for the local group.St Helens Autism Support Charity Chairman, Tommy Jackson said, “The SAS Charity is delighted that Saints have continued their incredible support and chosen us to feature in this year’s Magic Shirt design.The work by Saints in recent years to support the Charity has had a huge impact locally, not least in raising awareness of Autism and its challenges.We will be looking to further our work alongside the Saints Community Development Foundation and other partners with the hope of creating ‘Hubs’ for local people with Autism to utilise after they complete their education.”The full kit also includes red shorts and socks, which are also available to buy in limited quantities, in store, whilst stocks last.The shirts are priced at £50 for Adults and £36 for Kids sizes.Saints Replica version shirts, produced by our kit Partner O’Neills Sportswear, are manufactured from a range of high-quality advanced fibres to produce an end fabric called Koolite.Available in Adult sizes X-Small through to 7XL and also available to pre-order in Kids sizes 5-6 Years through to Age 13, and Ladies fit shirts size L8 to L18.To guarantee delivery, the cut-off date for pre-orders is 6:00pm, Sunday 28 April.Physical stock will be available for collection or delivery week ending May 17, enabling you to wear your shirt for the Dacia Magic Weekend in Liverpool or supporting your Saints from home.last_img read more

Club First Team SAINTS TV

first_imgA legend of the club, Long spent a wonderful 13-season career in the Red Vee which included being named in Saints’ Greatest Ever 17 as well as winning two World Club Challenges, four Grand Finals and five Challenge Cups and being named Lance Todd winner three times.Long left the Saints in 2009 to join Hull FC’s and then coached at Wigan before assisting at Salford and Samoa before returning to the Saints in 2014 as an assistant coach under Kieron Cunningham following Saints’ Grand Final success.Since then Long has played an integral role at the club, more recently under Justin Holbrook, but has now opted to take up a new challenge over in rugby union.Sean Long said: “I have had 18 memorable years at St.Helens both as a player and as a coach. Working under Justin Holbrook has been a pleasure, but I have always had a desire to work in rugby union and this opportunity at Harlequins is one I cannot let pass me by.“I want to pay thanks to the whole club, to Eamonn, Mike, Justin, all the players and of course the fans for everything they have done for me. I wish the club all the success this season and beyond and I will always be a Saint at heart.”Justin Holbrook said: “Longy has been a pleasure to work with. He is a legend of this club and everyone loves him. We are naturally disappointed to be losing such an influential figure at St.Helens, but I wish him all the best for his next adventure at Harlequins.”Mike Rush, Chief Executive at St.Helens said: “I want to thank Sean for everything he has done at the club both as a player and more recently as a coach. He has been a great addition to the club’s coaching team. It is with a heavy heart that we have to let him go, but Sean has expressed a desire to work in rugby union in recent months and the club all wish him every success in the future.”The club will be making an announcement on a new assistant coach in due course, but will make no further comment at this time.last_img read more

Academy Reserves Club

first_imgLeading 4-2, and playing alongside fellow Saint, Reece Sumner, Pemberton, picked the ball up from Archie Fletcher before a quick ‘show and go’ dummy allowed our hooker to dive over from the play the ball to extend England’s lead. Show and go from @Saints1890’s Taylor Pemberton to extend #EnglandRL’s lead just before half-time! Watch on #OURLEAGUE the conversation on @Twitch— England Rugby League (@England_RL) July 17, 2019Three of England’s tries came in a crucial ten-minute period early in the second half after the French had been reduced to 11 players and England to 12 following a skirmish on the stroke of half time.Leading only 8-2 at the end of a frenetic and at times feisty first half, it was a different England who emerged after the break, capitalising on their numerical advantage with tries for City of Hull’s Jacob Hookem, Warrington Wolves winger Luke Broadbent following excellent work from Wigan Warriors’ pair Logan Astley and Alex Sutton, and a richly-deserved score for Astley himself.Debutant Will Pryce, son of former Great Britain international Leon, converted two of the tries to give England an insurmountable 24-2 lead.Tries for winger Elle Sastre and scrum-half Cesar Rouge, and a conversion from talented Carcassone hooker Vincent Calvayrac, narrowed the gap to 12 points, but the respite proved only brief as Pryce intercepted smartly to score then converted his own try to restore England’s supremacy.City of Hull’s Leon Stewart squeezed over late on, with Pryce adding his fourth conversion to make the final score 36-12.Yet things had started so promisingly for the French who began strongly, forcing a couple of early errors to create half chances they couldn’t quite convert into points. Limoux livewire Cesar Rouge was constantly probing and the  Castleford Tigers full-back Bailey Hodgson had to be at his very best to prevent the French half from opening the scoring.But by half-time all France had to show for their efforts was a solitary Calvayrac penalty while England, on the back of hard-working forwards Femi Sanya of London Broncos and Wigan Warriors’ Matty Nicholson, had served notice of their intentions with a couple of well-taken tries.First City of Hull’s Joel Speed dived over Tommy Makinson-style in the left corner, following excellent approach play from Pryce and Hodgson, then St Helens’ number 9 Taylor Pemberton dummied his way over from the play-the-ball – again too wide out for Pryce to convert.A scrappy first half, punctuated by 14 penalties and a succession of handling errors, had offered little suggestion of what was to come, but whatever coach Danny Wilson had to say at half-time did the trick and he will have been delighted at his side’s second half display.England and France meet again on Saturday (20 July) at Wakefield’s Mobile Rocket Stadium (KO 2pm) – a Test Match that will also be broadcast live on the RFL’s Our League app and Here are the sides for tonight’s #EnglandRL Youth game against @FFRXIII at KCOM Craven Park… You can watch the game LIVE on the #OURLEAGUE app from 7pm.Watch here— England Rugby League (@England_RL) July 17, 2019EnglandTries: Speed, Pemberton, Hookem, Broadbent, Astley, Pryce, StewartGoals: Pryce 4FranceTries: Sastre, RogueGoals: Calvayrac, 2last_img read more

Deputies Mom tries to drown four children in bathtub in Pender County

first_img Following the investigation, 29-year-old Aeisha Milton, a Mount Olive resident, was arrested and charged with four counts of attempted first degree murder. The children range in age from 10 months to 3 years. The children were taken to Pender Memorial Hospital and have since been released.Milton is currently being processed into the Pender County Jail. According to the jail website, Milton is under no bond.This is an ongoing investigation and no further information will be released. 29-year-old Aeisha Milton, a Mount Olive resident, was arrested and charged with four counts of attempted first degree murder. (Photo: Pender County Sheriff’s Office) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Pender County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a woman who they say attempted to drown her four children in a bathtub Wednesday.At 11:55 a.m., Pender County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an address in the 9400 block of NC Hwy 11 regarding a mother who was reportedly attempting to drown her four children in a bathtub.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Extensive rain could damage crop in the area

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The rain isn’t just affecting those who work outdoors, it can also have a big impact on farms.Wilmington has reached up to 16 inches of rain this month and Pender County has received five to eight inches of rain in the last week alone. Mark Seitz with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office in Pender County says if it keeps raining, we could start seeing mold on corn because it’s staying saturated. The mold is toxic for farm animals and can’t be sold.- Advertisement – Seitz also says the rain could put stress on soybeans because oxygen gets depleted from the roots of the plants.last_img read more

Carolina Beach Police searching for attempted robbery suspect

first_img 1 of 2 Police say the suspect gave the employee a note and demanded money.When the employee left the counter to alert other staff, the woman left the restaurant.She’s in her early to mid-20s. Police say she did not show a weapon. Surveillance photo of Hardee’s robbery suspect (Photo: Carolina Beach Police Department) Surveillance photo of Hardee’s robbery suspect (Photo: Carolina Beach Police Department)center_img Surveillance photo of Hardee’s robbery suspect (Photo: Carolina Beach Police Department) CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach Police need help identifying the woman accused of trying to rob a fast food restaurant.Police say a woman entered the Hardee’s on Lake Park Boulevard around 7:40 p.m. on Thursday.- Advertisement – Related Article: Carolina Beach man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting teen during sleepoverIf you can identify the woman in these photos, call Carolina Beach Police at (910) 458-2540 or call 911.last_img read more

David Sedaris returning to UNCW in 2019

first_imgDavid Sedaris (Photo Ingrid Christie) WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — Just in time for Tax Day! The Office of the Arts over at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has announced its 2018-2019 “UNCW Presents” schedule, and one of the biggest dates is April 15, when humorist David Sedaris returns for a reading and lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium.Admission for the event will be $30, $60 and $90. Individual tickets go on sale Sept. 4 at the Kenan Auditorium box office. This is Sedaris’ first Wilmington appearance since 2016, and an early sellout can be expected.- Advertisement – The creator of the infamous “Santaland Diaries,” Sedaris was born in upstate New York but spent most of his boyhood in Raleigh, where he graduated from Sanderson High School. (His reminiscences of his summers at the family’s North Carolina beach house take up a big chunk of his latest book, “Calypso.”)Click here to read more at StarNews.last_img read more

WPD arrests 8 people after dozens of shootings in less than 3

first_imgDevonte Gibbs, validated gang member, 24: Felony probation violation (2 counts); Marquan Gibbs, 27: Possession of a firearm by a felon, resist/delay/obstruct public officersPolice were serving warrants on Devonte Gibbs in the 400 block of Mercer Avenue for probation violation on Nov. 21 around 9:45 p.m. Upon arrival, several people were standing around the house, including Marquan Gibbs. Police say Marquan attempted to run away and refused to comply with officers’ commands. Officers located a firearm that Marquan threw while attempting to leave the home. Both were arrested and taken to New Hanover County Jail. WPD says though some of the shootings are believed to be connected, several are believed to be isolated incidents.The investigations are on-going. Anyone with information is asked to come forward by contacting WPD at (910) 343-3609 or using Text A Tip to remain anonymous.Arrests (arranged in order of most recent):Teon Robinson, validated gang member, 32: Possession of a firearm by felon, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container after consuming; Kenneth Holmes, validated gang member, 32:  Possession of a firearm by felon, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana .5  to 1.5 ounce, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, open container after consumingFollowing the early morning shootings in the 1100 blocks of Castle and Queen Streets on Sunday, witnesses gave officers an description of the suspect vehicle. Police conducted a felony vehicle stop matching that description. Officers reportedly located drugs and firearms inside the car. Robinson and Holmes were taken into custody around 2:20 a.m. Narmel Davis, validated gang member, 17: Assault with deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, possession of a handgun by a minorOfficers were dispatched to the 1000 block of S. 6th Street around 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 12 for a shots fired call. Upon arrival, officers located the victim, a 30 year old Wilmington man, with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. A witness was able to identify the suspect, and officers arrested him without incident. Titus Damon, validated gang member, 24: Possession of firearm by a felon, possession of stolen firearm, discharging a firearm in city limitsFriday, officers responded to the 800 block of N. 30th around 10:45 a.m. Upon arrival, officers reportedly found a witness who stated he saw the suspect traveling north bound on N. 30th and heard multiple shots fired from the driver’s side of the vehicle. The witness was able to provide a description of the vehicle. A Highway Patrol trooper located the car, and WPD says they were able to positively identify the driver as Damon. There were no injuries or property report damaged during this shooting.center_img Top Left to Bottom Right: Teon Robinson, Marquan Gibbs, Devonte Gibbs, Narmel Davis, Alfred Clark, Kenneth Holmes, and Titus Damon. (Photo: WPD) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have arrested eight people in connection to the recent spate of shootings.Since Nov. 10, officers say they have responded to more than 25 shootings. According to WPD, six people have been shot, one of whom is currently in critical condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.- Advertisement – Alfred Clark, 34: Concealed gun after/while consuming alcohol, discharging firearms within city limits, going armed to the terror of the public, resisting/delaying obstructing an officer; Angela Clark, 54: resisting/delaying obstructing an officerOfficers responded to the 100 block of N. Cardinal Extension Drive around 9 p.m. on Saturday in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a man and a woman arguing. Police say Clark refused to comply with officers’ commands. During this time, Angela Clark, ran into a local business and reappeared shortly after. While inside the business, she reportedly attempted to hide the firearm without the magazine in it in a garbage can. Officers say they found the missing magazine concealed in her underwear. Both were charged.last_img read more

Hospice patient dies shortly after Brunswick County art show

first_img Zachary was a Lower Cape Fear Hospice patient.Hospice worked with Sunset River Marketplace in Calabash to hold a gallery opening for Zachary on April 4.Services for Zachary will be announced at a later date. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A hospice patient’s dream of selling her artwork came true when her paintings were featured in an art show.All but one painting had sold by the time Marcia Zachary died last week.- Advertisement – last_img

Malta house prices above EU annual percentage average

first_img SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Malta’s house prices remain above the annual percentage average of the Euro Area and the EU, new figures show.According to the latest data from Eurostat, Malta’s four quarters of 2018 are between 1 and 2 percentage points higher than the Euro Area and EU average percentages.In the fourth quarter alone, Malta registered 6.2% annual growth in 2018. This is exactly 2% higher than the European averages and over 1% greater than the same period in 2017.Credit: EurostatUsing the same the same focus, Malta’s house prices are also shown to be higher than larger EU member states like the United Kingdom (2.6%), France (3.2%) or Germany (4.6%).In terms of percentage changes by quarter for 2017, Malta is ranked third among EU Member States for having the highest increases in house pricesEurostat’s figures show that Malta (+3.8%) is recorded to be just behind Latvia (+4.3%) and Slovenia (+6.5%), with the highest increases in the fourth quarter of last year.Decreases were recorded in Denmark (-1.7%), Belgium (-0.5%), United Kingdom (-0.4%), Sweden (-0.2%), Italy (-0.2%) and France (-0.2%).WhatsApplast_img read more

Foursquare Splits Into Two Apps

first_imgAdvertisement SwarmFoursquare is in the process of spliting its core app into two separate experiences, one that provides recommendations and another that acts as a “social heat map” where users check in and see nearby friends.Sources say that the new app is called Swarm, and it is not yet available, though according to Dennis Crowley, the app takes a lot of inspiration from the Instant Messenger, where you can see when your friends are online and offline.Swarm also shows which friends are in the area and opens up the opportunity for a dialog, which is a story we’ve heard from multiple startups but one that hasn’t been tried out by a more mature company like Foursquare. – Advertisement – Foursquare will also be redesigning its core app from the ground up. The biggest surprise is the removal of the check-in altogether, as the new app will focus on discovery and exploration.When Foursquare launched five years ago, they needed the check-in button to get data around where people were going, when they wanted to share it, or remember it, or rate it. Now, they have all of that data, they don’t need you to check in.The new Swarm app takes out Foursquare’s vaunted check-in and adds ambient location sharing, something no one has ever expressed any demonstrated interest in, not with many kicks at the can in the form of ambient geosocial apps like Highlight, Circle and many others.This shows that Foursquare is essentially becoming a direct competitor to Yelp, which is a logical place for it to go.Neither of the new apps are available just yet, but should be in the coming weeks.Source: Tech Crunchlast_img read more

MTN Uganda Safaricom Partner to Allow CrossBorder Mobile Money Transfers

first_imgA client in Kenya withdrawing 2000 Ksh from a M-Pesa Agent. Safaricom and MTN Uganda on Monday signed a partnership deal allowing money transfers on their networks. Image Credit: Pritamkabe Advertisement Trade between Kenya and Uganda received a major boost on Monday after Safaricom and MTN Uganda signed a partnership deal that will allow money transfers on their networks.MTN’s Mobile Financial Services  (MFS) Africa’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Dare Okoudjou termed the new development as a cashless revolution that will unlock not only intra-African remittances but also serve as a catalyst for trade and economic growth in the region.Safaricom’s Financial Services Director Ms Betty Mwangi said the deal affirmed her company’s intention of enabling East Africans to ‘go’ cashless as they carry out their cross-border activities in line with the no visa that allows free flow of goods and services.“This move by the Private Sector complements economic initiatives spearheaded by the East African Community Heads of State that grants our people convenient, affordable and reliable mobile money services across the borders,” she added. – Advertisement – NORMAL CHARGE Monday’s deal now enables a four-nation cashless service powered by Safaricom, Tanzania’s Vodacom, and Rwanda’s MTN which had earlier signed partnership deals with MPESA early in the year.The Kenya-Uganda deal will enable Safaricom’s 21 million and MTN’s five million customers to enjoy services via the two networks at normal charges.Mobile Financial services General Manager Phrase Lubega said customers would be able to deposit and withdraw money at any MTN or Safaricom agent.[related-posts]The transactions infrastructure between the two networks powered by MFS Africa, a mobile financial solutions to markets across Africa that promotes cashless services.The MPESA-MTN service to be accessed via *840# will see money sent in Kenyan shillings but will be delivered in Ugandan shillings and vice versa based on the prevailing exchange rate.[Daily Nation]last_img read more


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JULIE COLLIER Weekend Premier League

first_imgBET NOW or 08000 521 321 WEDNESDAY PREMIER LEAGUE Julie Collier looks ahead to a full set of Premier League fixtures this weekend with some recommended bets including CHELSEA v MAN CITY. LATEST STARSPORTS.BET MARKET<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>last_img read more

What Makes an EMBA Worth It Students Alumni Share Their Thoughts

first_imgWhat Makes an EMBA Worth It? Students, Alumni Share Their Thoughts In an interview with the Financial Times, five EMBA students and alumni spoke about the most important lessons they learned during their time in school. They covered a variety of topics including how the alumni network has helped them, the advice they would give to a new EMBA student, and what they learned from their classmates. In this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of a few of the most valuable tips.Cultivate Your Global NetworkFor Idara Umoh Nickelson, an ’17 EMBA graduate at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, the main opportunity she seized was to cultivate the global network that she was exposed to. This network, which spanned five campuses and four countries (United States, Canada, Germany, and Hong Kong), provided her with a range of valuable advice including “don’t feel guilty about the time you will spend on yourself.” This advice helped her learn to take advantage of every opportunity during her schooling, which helped her land a job in healthcare—her passion.Use Your EMBA to Your AdvantageCasey Worthington, an ’19 EMBA student at Cornell Johnson, had a busy role in IT as a consulting-based project and program manager. It was a challenging position, but he wanted more; in particular, he wanted to move into a business leadership role. The EMBA allowed him to head in that direction while still balancing his family life and work. Post-enrollment, he accepted a dream job, and to Worthington, it was the EMBA that gave him the advantage. Tailor Your JourneyThere’s a lot of different advice that Blair Wood, an ’18 EMBA student at the London Business School, would give to aspiring students, but his main advice is to tailor your EMBA to your journey. “Be guided but not overly influenced by others  . . .  there is a relatively narrow window to maximize a valuable and rare chance for personal growth,” he told the Financial Times. “You need to explore the vast array of opportunities, find the blend that suits you and do things at your pace.”Learn About Other PerspectivesFor Krystal Bojan, an ’18 EMBA student at Columbia Business School, London Business School, and the University of Hong Kong, her experience has been about learning from a variety of different cultures and nationalities. Having an immersive educational experience around the world, Bojan has had to learn how different locations have different styles of communicating, problem-solving, and influencing. For example, she told the Financial Times: “Working for western multinationals where the culture was non-hierarchical, I was accustomed to approaching people directly to get things done. In Asia, it is strongly driven by carefully cultivated relationships and networks of influence, or ‘guanxi’.” To read additional advice from each EMBA student or alumni and to see what an EMBA alumni from Melbourne Business School had to say, read the full article in the Financial Times. About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo RelatedSmith Alum Talks EMBA, International Work ExperienceFor Robert H. Smith School of Business EMBAs, gaining global working experience is nothing out of the question. One EMBA, Alain Desvignes, served as director of operations at Zürich water-treatment company Ozonia, French development organization SUEZ Group and was also responsible for the operations across Asia while earning an EMBA at the…November 1, 2016In “Career”Kellogg-Schulich EMBA Program Celebrates 15 YearsTo celebrate 15 years of success, the Kellog-Schulich Executive MBA program hosted its annual alumni gala at the historic University Club of Toronto. The event was an incredible opportunity to bring together over a decade’s worth of global alumni—over 80 in total—and to commemorate the EMBA program’s years of achievement.…November 28, 2016In “Featured Region”In Search Of The Best Boston Executive MBA ProgramsAre you a working professional in the Boston metro who wants to really start climbing the corporate ladder? Do you have significant managerial experience, and think you’re ready to take the next step and assume a leading role in your organizations. Then a Boston Executive MBA (EMBA) may be what you’re…June 26, 2017In “Featured Home” Last Updated Nov 3, 2017 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more

Five Chicago Booth MBAs Named Siebel Scholars One Named McGowan Fellow

first_img About the AuthorMax PulciniMax Pulcini is a Philadelphia-based writer and reporter. He has an affinity for Philly sports teams, Super Smash Bros. and cured meats and cheeses. Max has written for Philadelphia-based publications such as Spirit News, Philadelphia City Paper, and Billy Penn, as well as national news outlets like The Daily Beast.View more posts by Max Pulcini Five Chicago Booth MBAs Named Siebel Scholars, One Named McGowan Fellow regions: Chicago Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail center_img The University of Chicago recently announced it’s Siebel Scholars and McGowan Fellow for 2018, with five MBA students from the Booth School of Business being recognized for their academic achievement and leadership, and awarded scholarship money for their efforts.Darrick Chan, Kathleen Davis, Monica Kalwani, Igo Shkilko, and Yihan Tan make up this year’s group of Booth Siebel Scholars. Each second-year MBA student received $35,000 each toward their final year of MBA tuition.Siebel Scholars are nominated their schools deans for their academic excellence, and leadership in the fields of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. Established in 2000, the Siebel Foundation presents grants to more than 90 graduate students from 16 universities in the United States, China, France, Italy, and Japan. On average, Siebel Scholars rank in the top 5 percent of their class, and many rank within the top 1 percent. Meanwhile, Pedro Amoroso Lima was named Chicago Booth’s McGowan Fellow for 2018 thanks to his commitment to ethical leadership. Lima is one of 10 McGowan Fellows nationwide this year. These students will work together on a social impact project that will tackle a particular challenge.Established in 2010 by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, a Chicago-based family foundation, the McGowan Fellows program awards full-year tuition to select students. The program aims to provide the resources and guidance to young professionals to become ethical, accountable leaders and role models for generations to come.These are not the only scholarship and fellowship opportunities for Chicago Booth full-time MBAs. Full and partial tuition is awarded through merit-based awards, Chicago Booth Fellowships, and Corporate Fellowships. Merit-based awards do not require a formal application beyond the normal process of applying to Booth.Like the merit-based awards, the 15 different Chicago Booth Fellowships have no formal application process, although interested Booth applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions (7773.702.7396) for more information. Fellowships are awarded under the categories of: Academic, Diversity, Industry, Leadership, Military, Regional, and the Yellow Ribbon Program. RelatedBooth Recognizes its 2015 Siebel ScholarsFive University of Chicago Booth School of Business students have been recognized as 2015 Siebel Scholars for their academic achievement and leadership and were among the 83 winners from around the world who received $35,000 to use in their final year of study. “Representing the best and brightest from around…October 31, 2014In “Featured Home”Stanford Students Join Siebel ScholarsFive Stanford University Graduate School of Business second-year MBA students have joined the elite Siebel Scholars group. The students were chosen by a faculty committee based on academic achievement and demonstrated leadership within the business school community during their first year. Students inducted in to the group are also given…October 17, 2014In “Featured Home”Kellogg Honors Students’ Academic Achievements With Yearly Scholarship HonorsThis article originally appeared in the news piece “Meet the 2015 Siebel Scholars” on Kellogg’s News & Events page. Each year, 85 graduate students from around the world are selected based on outstanding academic performance and leadership. Each receives a $35,000 award toward their final year of studies. This year, the…October 7, 2014In “Featured Region”last_img read more