CU-Boulder MBA Entrepreneurship Program Ranked 16th By U.S. News & World Report

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 1, 2001 The CU-Boulder MBA entrepreneurship program was rated 16th in the nation in a ranking of graduate entrepreneurship programs released April 2 by U.S. News & World Report magazine. The ranking placed CU-Boulder’s MBA entrepreneurship program among the top 20 in the nation along with Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, MIT, Northwestern and the University of Pennsylvania. “This is gratifying recognition of our dynamic programs,” said College of Business Dean Steven Manaster. “Spearheaded by the Robert H. and Beverly A. Deming Center for Entrepreneurship and our strong faculty, this progressive, interdisciplinary program educates students on core business issues and provides real-world experiences through interaction with the business community.” The CU-Boulder MBA entrepreneurship program also was ranked 16th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2000. The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship is a joint program of the CU-Boulder colleges of business and engineering. “We are a student-oriented program and support those interested in entrepreneurship with a ‘living laboratory’ through fellowships, internships, mentorships, projects in entrepreneurial companies and real-world courses taught by top faculty,” said Kathy Simon, director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship. The CU-Boulder business faculty was recently ranked 38th in the nation in a study published in the Academy of Management Journal. The CU-Boulder doctoral program in strategic management/entrepreneurship was ranked first in the world by the International Council for Small Business in 1997. In addition to CU-Boulder’s master’s-level entrepreneurship program, undergraduate students can pursue an area of application and certificate program in the field. For more information, view the U.S. News & World Report Web site at http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/beyond/gradrank/gbmbasp6.htmlast_img read more

Essex on Edge as Wildfire Surges Toward Highway 2

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. ESSEX – As smoke billowed overhead Thursday afternoon, Steve Burglund and friends grabbed as much as they could from his cabin and piled it into two pickup trucks and a trailer.Everything had to go — lamps, tables, family photos, his dad’s old speed skates and skis. Lots of skis.“I don’t know if the fire will get here, but the chances are good,” Burglund said. “The building can be replaced.”Burglund was joining dozens of other people in Essex who were packing what they could and preparing to evacuate the area as the 232-acre Sheep Fire chewed through timber in the nearby Great Bear Wilderness. Over 200 structures in the area are at risk, including homes, according to fire managers.As of Thursday afternoon, the fire was within one mile of U.S. Highway 2 and BNSF Railway’s main line along the southern edge of Glacier National Park. Authorities shut down both the highway and railway mid-day near Essex as ash fell on the road and smoke blanketed the region.High winds on Thursday fueled the fire east toward the highway and Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Fire officials are concerned the blaze could cross into Glacier National Park overnight, when an inversion is forecasted to keep temperatures higher than normal.“That potential is definitely highly likely,” fire information officer Jonathan Moor.»»» Click here for updates on wildfires burning throughout Northwest Montana.Throughout Thursday, helicopters dropped water and fire retardant on the blaze. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., flames were climbing into the treetops and crossing a ridge within view of the Goat Lick Overlook just east of Essex.The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office issued a pre-evacuation order on Wednesday evening and since then people have been packing their belongings and preparing for the worst.Burglund drove up from his home in Kalispell to collect as much as he could from the cabin and wrap part of the porch with fire-resistant foil. Burglund’s family has owned the cabin, which was built nearly a century ago, for about a decade.“It’s nothing special but it’s ours. It’s our happy place,” he said. “It’s a wonderful place but we’ve always worried about this day.”Locals said the last time a wildfire roared through Essex was during the legendary Big Burn of 1910. Lisa Steiner, who lives next door with her husband Ted, said they’ve always known it was a possibility but it didn’t make it any easier packing up their cabin.“We’re doing what we can and seeing what happens,” she said. “You’ve got to respect Mother Nature.”Video Playerhttp://flatheadbeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Wildfire-Burns-Near-Essex.mp400:0000:0000:21Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Emaillast_img read more

CDB wins top industry award for driving geothermal energy development in Region

first_img CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… CDB Vice-President (Operations), Monica La Bennett noted that the small size and relative isolation of many of the CDB’s Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) means that energy costs are high but the barriers to exploring geothermal and other indigenous energy potential are also enormous. “The high cost of energy impacts competitiveness in many BMCs and makes the economies especially vulnerable to oil price swings. For some time now, Caribbean governments have been supporting the use of our natural resources like geothermal to produce cleaner, lower-cost energy. However, the availability of appropriate financing, particularly in the exploration and development stages when the costs can be relatively high has been a major challenge. We have prioritised mobilising low-cost and concessionary financing to help kick-start geothermal expansion in our BMCs and so are especially pleased that our efforts in this area have been recognised.” CDB’s Head (acting) for Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency, Joseph Williams collected the award on behalf of the CDB along with Christiaan Gischler, Lead Energy Specialist and ‘lead architect’ for SEF at the IDB. The 6th GEOLAC, which was held in Santiago, Chile July 17-18, 2019, is the largest annual gathering of the regional geothermal market. Its awards highlight entities that are significantly advancing geothermal development in Latin America and the Caribbean. CDB’s GeoSmart Initiative aims to reduce the financial, technical and institutional barriers to geothermal energy development in five Eastern Caribbean states – St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, St Lucia and Dominica. It also helps governments build capacity and strengthen institutions so they can be better equipped to implement and manage geothermal energy initiatives. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Standards, Codes Critical to CARICOM Energy Sector… Oct 5, 2020 (CDB Press Release) The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is being lauded and awarded for its work advancing geothermal energy development in the Caribbean. On July 17, the Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean (GEOLAC) gave CDB’s Sustainable Energy Facility for the Eastern Caribbean (SEF) programme its top prize for Best Financing Programme at its GEOLAC Industry awards. SEF, which is developed in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and executed by CDB was specifically recognised for the financing which combines grant, contingently recoverable grant, and concessional loans resources coming through the IDB from Global Environmental Facility, Clean Technology Fund, and the Green Climate Fund. SEF also utilises IDB and CDB resources. SEF is one of the programmes under the CDB GeoSmart Initiative. You may be interested in…center_img Two Major Leaps Towards a Climate Resilient, Emission-Free… Oct 15, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Oct 2, 2020 IDB lends further support to CDB’s investments in regional energy security(Caribbean Development Bank Press Release)  – The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), has mobilised more than US$85M to increase the Region’s energy security through geothermal energy development. CDB’s Board of Directors earlier in December approved acceptance of further financing under the Sustainable Energy…December 19, 2018In “CARICOM”Geothermal energy getting increasing attention in Eastern CaribbeanWhile appearing on the Government’s weekly radio and television programme “Working for You” on Wednesday, May 11, Dr. Devon Gardener, Programme Manager for Energy and Head of Energy Unit at the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana, said Caribbean islands can produce their own power. “The fact is that at the end…May 16, 2016In “CARICOM”CDB, IDB sign agreement for US$71.5M sustainable Eastern Caribbean energy programmeMIAMI, FLORIDA October 20, 2015 – More funding has been put in place to facilitate the growth of the renewable energy sector in the Eastern Caribbean. The Sustainable Energy Facility for the Eastern Caribbean; a  USD 71.5 million loan and grant package, was today signed by  Dr. William Warren Smith,…October 20, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Fairest of the Fair winners are announced

first_imgThe 2018 Fairest of the Fair and Junior Fairest of the Fair Winners have been released at the 2018 Tennessee Valley Fair.Here are the categories and the winners:Fairest of the Fair Pageant WinnerWinner: Taelyr Phillips of Knoxville, TN1st Runner Up: Darcie Phillips of Oneida, TN2nd Runner Up: Avery Buford of Knoxville, TNFairgoer’s Fair Lady: Taelyr PhillipsJr. Fairest of the Fair Pageant WinnerWinner: Gracie Terry of Oneida, TN1st Runner Up: Katelyn Carol Fedrick of Powell, TN2nd Runner Up: Meredith McNeeley of Knoxville, TNFairgoer’s Fair Lady: McKaykla MuseFairest of the Fair Taelyr Phillips Junior Fairest of the Fair Gracie Terry (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/11/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Las Palmas’ midfielder Alen Halilovic ruled out until 2018

first_img Halilovic injured his ankle in the win over Athletic Club last week after a challenge from Raul Garcia and was carried off on a strecther.  IN SPORT.ES efe Former Barcelona player Halilovic is currently on an 18-month loan with La Liga side Las Palmas from Hamburg. Croatian international Alen Halilovic will have to undergo surgery and will be out for at least two months, the player revealed on Sunday, with Las Palmas coach Pako Ayestaran confirming the news shortly after.  15/10/2017 CESTcenter_img Halilovic, adiós al 2017 The first diagnosis spoke of a “trauma” injury and later a “strain of the ligament” according to an MRI scan that was described as “reassuring”, although it was pending “further tests”. Those further tests have finally confirmed the severity of the injury and the need for an operation. Upd. at 23:45 If the estimated duration of Halilovic’s time on the sidelines will be a minimum of two months, ruling him out of action until the New Year. last_img read more

Lang Lang ladies

first_imgLANG Lang Golf Club’s lady members played a round of stableford on Wednesday, attracting 27 players. AWCR was 74 nett,…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

More support for violence victims

first_imgOn Tuesday 31 July Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families and Children announced an additional $40 million for more Flexible Support…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Kyra Gillespie last_img

Taking the Nelson Mandela Route

first_imgThe Nelson Mandela Route starts in the Eastern Cape, in King William’s Town, which began as a London-based Missionary Station in 1826 and provides a backdrop to early European influences in a struggle region of British, Boer and Xhosa conflicts.The town’s Amathole Museum has a Xhosa Gallery, Missionary Museum and German Settlers display. The grave of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko is also in the town.The Mandela Route moves through Bhisho, home of the provincial government, and takes a scenic drive on the N2 to Mthatha, which hosts the Nelson Mandela Museum.The museum is a collection of heritage sectors spread across three locations: Qunu, Mveso and Mthatha. A display reflecting the life and times of Mandela can be found at the Bhunga Building section of the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.Mandela has received thousands of gifts from presidents, groups and ordinary people. Accepted on behalf of the people of South Africa, they are in safe-keeping at the museum for the benefit and appreciation of the nation. Artefacts ranging from children’s letters to bejeweled camel covers say more about the donors than their famous recipient.Scenes from Mandela’s childhoodThe second sector of the museum is the Community Museum and Youth & Heritage Centre in the village of Qunu, where Mandela spent his childhood.Here, tourists can view the remains of young Nelson’s primary school, the rock he used to slide down with friends, and the graveyard where his son, daughter and parents are buried – all set in the rolling hills of Pondoland, where Mandela grazed his family’s cattle.Alongside the N2 is Mandela’s current home, where he entertains a steady stream of people from the neighbouring village and holds an annual party for children on his birthday. A tunnel running under the N2 allows visitors to “cross” the road in safety.A thatched open-air museum at Mveso – the third sector of the Nelson Mandela Museum – shelters a photographic exhibition depicting significant moments in Mandela’s life. Nearby are the remains of the homestead where Mandela was born and raised.Free guided tours of all three sectors of the Nelson Mandela Museum can be arranged via the museum in Mthatha.The Mandela Route then moves back to East London, which has a museum housing a superb collection of southern Nguni beadwork.Staying on the trail of the man himself, one has to leave the Eastern Cape, as he did.Mandela in JohannesburgThe Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is a state-of-the-art tribute to the rise and fall of apartheid. Twenty-two exhibition areas take the visitor on an emotional journey through a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination.It was put together on a seven-hectare site by a team of curators, film-makers, historians, designers and architects. Film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts depict the epic saga of apartheid.Mandela’s humble house in Orlando West, Soweto has been turned into the Mandela Family Museum. It houses an assortment of memorabilia, paintings, photographs and collection of honorary doctorates bestowed on Mandela from universities around the world.This matchbox home at 8115 Ngakane Street was the abode that Mandela shared with his first wife, Evelyn Ntoko Mase. She moved out after their divorce in 1957, and when Winnie Madikizela married Mandela in 1958, she then moved into this Soweto home.Mandela seldom stayed here as he was living life on the run as the “black pimpernel”. Nearby is the Hector Pieterson Memorial to the schoolboy shot during the June 16 riots of 1976, as well as the home of Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu.Mandela’s larger-than-life character and famous “Madiba jive” are also captured in an outsize 6 metre statue at the upmarket shopping destination Nelson Mandela Square (formerly Sandton Square) – a prime photo opportunity for tourists.This famous builder of bridges between people has also had the largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa named after him. It links the Johannesburg central business district of Newtown and the northern parts of the city.Robben IslandFinally – or firstly? – to Robben Island, off the coastline of Cape Town.The famous prison has incarcerated indigenous African leaders, Muslim leaders from the East Indies, Dutch and British settler soldiers and civilians, women and anti-apartheid activists, including South Africa’s first democratic President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.Today it is a museum which acts as a focal point for South African heritage. Ex-political prisoners act as tour guides in a place of exile and imprisonment which epitomises the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.last_img read more

Roma work on Smalling deal

first_imgRoma have begun working on a permanent deal for Chris Smalling after the defender’s strong start on loan from Manchester United. Smalling is already a fans’ favourite at Roma, putting a muscle problem behind him to feature in all of the Giallorossi’s last five games. Now, according to Gianluca Di Marzio and Il Tempo, sporting director Gianluca Petrachi is making plans to thrash out a permanent transfer in the coming weeks. The Englishman’s move to the Olimpico at the end of August was only a dry loan, although the Lupi paid United €3m to borrow him. Despite Roma’s chronic injury problems, he has forged a quick understanding with fellow new boy Gianluca Mancini at centre-back. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more