McPherson hunts big win in 400m

first_imgPARIS, France: Three Jamaicans – Stephenie Ann McPherson, Christine Day and Simone Facey – will be in action when the Meeting de Paris, the 12th of 14 IAAF Diamond League meets, gets underway at the Stade de France in Paris today. McPherson and Day will go in the 400 metres while Facey will line up in the 200 metres. Fans here were eagerly awaiting another clash in the 200m between Diamond League leader Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, who won in a close finish in the Rio de Janeiro finals. However, Thompson, who was an impressive winner in the 100 metres two days ago at the Lausanne Diamond League, has opted out of the meet to go back to her training camp in Italy to prepare for upcoming meets. Schippers should, therefore, have little difficulty in topping the 200 metres and extending her lead for the Diamond Trophy. She should easily defeat Facey, Cote d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou, who was fourth in Rio, and the likes of American Jenna Prandini, who finished second behind Thompson in the 100m in Lausanne. Despite a sixth-place finish in the women’s 400m in Rio de Janeiro, competing in the one-lap event today will be added motivation for McPherson, who has an outside chance of winning the Diamond Trophy. With race leader, Olympic champion Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas (30 points) missing, McPherson, in second place on 25, could take over the lead with a big performance today. Natasha Hastings of the United States, third on 18, will also be hoping for a win and ten points to make it interesting going into Zurich, where the points for each event are doubled. Following her disappointing run in Rio, Day will be eyeing a return to top form. She is out of Diamond Trophy contention, but will want to end her season on a high. Olympic semi-finalists Oluwakemi Adekoya of Bahrain and home town girl Floria Guai should make the event very competitive. In other female events, runaway Diamond League leader Kendra Harrison, fresh from her win on Thursday in Lausanne, should remain unbeaten in the women’s 100m hurdles, where countrywomen Dawn Harper-Nelson and Jasmine Stowers should once again fight it out for second and third. CLOSE FINISH The men’s 400 metres hurdles could see a close finish, with Olympic champion Kerron Clement the favourite to win. Following his false start in Rio de Janeiro, Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson will be hoping for some redemption. Turkey’s Yasmani Capello, the Rio silver medallist, American Michael Tinsley and Kenya’s Nicholas Bett are the other top contenders in the event. After a National record in the men’s 200m in Lausanne, Churandy Martina, who expressed a lot of confidence yesterday, looks set to take the men’s 100 metres, where he will face the likes of veteran Kim Collins of St Kitts and the French duo of Christophe Lamaitre and Jimmy Vicaut. Another athlete who should be looking for a big home performance is pole vaulter Renaud Lavillene, who is coming off two second-place finishes in Rio and Lausanne. The Frenchman will be hoping to turn the tables this time on American Sam Kendricks, who got the better of him two days ago. Jamaicans in action today 1:17 p.m: Christine Day, Stephenie McPherson – Women’s 400m 1:55 p.m: Simone Facey – Women’s 200m.last_img read more

Baker Institute panel to explore the use of technology to deliver health

first_imgAddThis ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruthdavid@rice.edu713-348-6327Jeff Falkjfalk@rice.edu713-348-6775Baker Institute panel to explore the use of technology to deliver health careHOUSTON – (April 29, 2014) – A panel of leaders from academia, government, insurance and industry will discuss how information technology can be used effectively to improve health care and how to address the policy and regulatory impediments to progress at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy May 6.This panel discussion is part of the Medicine, Research and Society Policy Issues Series, a joint project between the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Health Policy Forum.Who: Kyle Janek, executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission; Dr. Hagop Kantarjian, professor and chairman of the Department of Leukemia, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and scholar in health policy at the Baker Institute; and Dr. Lee Newcomer, senior vice president for oncology, genetics and women’s health at UnitedHealthcare.Dr. Lynda Chin, professor and chair of the Department of Genomic Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, will serve as moderator. Edward Djerejian, founding director of the Baker Institute, will give welcoming remarks.What: “The Use of Technology to Deliver Health Care” event.When: Tuesday, May 6, 7:45-9 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 and the discussion will begin at 8.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.Faced with uncertainty about changes in health care and the emerging crisis of an aging population, the government, insurers and providers are increasing their efforts to reduce costs, improve quality and expand access to care, according to event organizers. One evolving area of innovation is the development of information technology platforms to support doctors’ decision-making and to enhance research capabilities and health management through adaptive learning systems. However, it remains unclear how these technologies should be implemented and what implications they have for health care delivery and health management, organizers said. The panel will address implementation and implications.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775.A live webcast will be available at a map of Rice University’s campus, go to Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top 15 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 or on the institute’s blog, read more

FullTime MBA Battle New York vs Philly

first_imgIn ConclusionWhile New York and Philadelphia have their differences, both are top destinations for prospective MBAs. With tons of top-notch programs and two of the finest cities one could ever want to live in, these metros stand out when it comes to full-time MBA offerings. Full-Time MBA Battle: New York vs. Philly Whether it’s Giants vs. Eagles or the Statue of Liberty and the Liberty Bell, New York City and Philadelphia are two cities famous for being at odds with one another.Putting these cultural and historic differences aside, however, and you’ll find common ground between the Mid-Atlantic’s biggest cities: Both metros are known as top locations for prospective MBAs looking to earn an advanced business degree full-time.Like the cities themselves, the full-time MBA offerings in New York and Philly have their differences and similarities. We’ll take a look a handful of top programs in both metros and breakdown how the programs and cities compare to each other. LocationNew York is, in a word, immense. Easily the most bustling city in the country, NYC is also the capital of the business world. More Fortune 500 companies are headquartered here than in any other city. The Big Apple is not only home to Wall Street and the world’s largest financial institutions, but also massive media, marketing, and advertising companies. However, New York is an enormous city and expensive to live in, so it may not be for everyone.Located about 100 miles south on I-95, Philadelphia has a reputation of being the gritty younger sibling of New York. Affectionately known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philly is a big city with a smaller town feel, though many of the city’s business operate in the bustling Center City district. In South Philadelphia, the Navy Yard has also developed in a thriving business center, housing companies like URBN and GlaxoSmithKline. Philly is smaller than New York, more car and commuter friendly, and has a more affordable of living.New York Full-Time MBA ProgramsAs the “World’s Business Capital,” New York is home to top finance programs, concentrations, and specializations. Full-time MBA programs in New York City include:Stern School of Business – New York UniversityGabelli School of Business – Fordham UniversityColumbia Business SchoolZicklin School of Business – Baruch College The Temple University Fox School of Business features international campuses in Italy, Japan, and London. Students can travel to either campus based on their field of interest. For example, students interested in media and communications can study in London while those interested in business can attend school in Singapore.La Salle University full-time MBA students can chose to specialize in Accounting, Finance, Management, Business Systems, Marketing, or General Business Administration. Students who major in Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing may be required to attend some classes at the Bucks County or Plymouth Meeting locations depending on their course selections.Graduates of the Drexel University LeBow College of Business full-time MBA program are often successful finding local employment. Among recent graduates, nearly 71 percent find work in the Philadelphia area. About 22 percent of graduates are employed in the financial services industry, while 13 percent work in healthcare, 10 percent in media, and eight percent in education.The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School introduced a new curriculum to its full-time MBA program in 2012. Students must take six required core courses in August and the first half of their first year with a cohort of about 70 students and a “learning team” of five or six classmates. Flexible core courses can be delayed until the second year, which gives first year students the opportunity to begin personalizing their course of study by choosing electives early on in their MBA process.Cost of MBA ProgramsThe average tuition costs of the four NYC full-time MBA programs listed above comes in at $102,844, while the average tuition of the four Philly full-time MBA programs listed above comes in at around $107,188. We used the average out of state tuition for the entire program to calculate these averages.The Ivy League Schools in New York and Philadelphia are expensive, as expected. The total expected cost for the Columbia full-time MBA is $99,824 for the first year and $103,007 for the second year. Similarly, the total cost estimate for one year at Wharton is $105,265 (the school’s full-time program lasts 20 months).There are more affordable options in the two cities, however. Total tuition at the Zicklin School is $29,800 for New York state residents and $58,140 for non-residents and international students. In Philly, tuition paid over the course of the Drexel full-time MBA program totals $64,005.Job Placement and SalaryWhen it comes to job placement, both Philly and New York have their perks.New York is home to business school with the highest job placement rate. According to Business Insider, Columbia comes in at first overall with a 93 percent job placement rate. The publication notes that students, “begin crafting their network and community within the business world the minute they arrive at Columbia, thanks in part to the school’s cluster system, which places first-year students in “clusters” of 65 to 70 people who take all their core classes together. Columbia also counts some of the greatest minds in finance among its alumni, including Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and former Bank of America executive Sallie Krawcheck.”Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Business Journal’s list of Top Fifty Highest Paying Jobs in Philadelphia shows salary levels that Philly professionals can expect with an MBA degree. For a city with a lower cost of living than places like New York or Washington DC, some local job offerings feature healthy salaries, including:Operations Manager—Average Salary: $139,980Financial Manager—Average Salary: $140,610Marketing Manager—Average Salary: $149,870Advertising Manager—Average Salary: $154,360Chief Executive—Average Salary: $203,990 Last Updated Sep 11, 2017 by Max PulciniFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedThe Boston Vs New York Full-Time MBA BattleWhether it’s Yankees vs. Red Sox or the Puritans against the Dutch, Boston and New York have always been two cities famous for being at odds with each other. But put their cultural and historic differences aside and you’ll find one big commonality between the two Northeast cities: Both metros…June 5, 2017In “Featured Home”The Boston vs. Washington DC Full-Time MBA BattleChoosing the right city for your MBA program can be a bigger choice than it seems: given the connections and opportunities an MBA typically provides, the city where you pursue your degree will likely be the same city where your career begins and grows. Even if you’ve narrowed down your…September 14, 2017In “Featured Home”Choosing the Best MBA: Philadelphia vs. Washington DCOn the surface, cities like Philadelphia and Washington DC appear to have a lot in common. Both have occupied roles as a center of U.S. history, and have transformed into exciting and ever-changing metros for both established businesses and new startups. If you’re interested in earning an MBA in a…January 10, 2018In “Featured Home” 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 regions: New York City / Philadelphia The NYU Stern School of Business curriculum gives students plenty of flexibility, allowing MBAs to choose up to three specializations from more than 25 options. Each specialization requires three to five courses to complete. Students can also earn credits by participating in the curiously titled Stern’s Doing Business In… (DBi) programs—intensive study abroad experiences offered between semesters.The Fordham University Gabelli School of Business MBA curriculum was redesigned in 2014 to better meet the needs and expectations of the current job market. The streamlined 60-credit full-time program takes two years to complete and follows a cohort structure.At the prestigious Columbia Business School, 37 percent of full-time MBA of graduates were employed in the financial services industry with 16.3 percent employred in investment banking. About 35 percent of the class joined the consulting industry, while almost eight percent pursued manufacturing, and the technology industry employed approximately ten percent of graduates. The median starting salary was $125,000.MBA students at the Zicklin School of Business may design their own course of study or choose up to two majors. Potential majors include: Decision Sciences, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Information, Taxation, Management/Entrepreneurship, and Management/Sustainable Business. As an alternative to completing a major, students may pursue a joint JD/MBA in conjunction with Brooklyn Law School or New York Law School.Philadelphia Full-Time MBA ProgramsPhiladelphia, on the other hand, is home to the first university ever established in the United States and the country’s first-ever medical school. As far as business schools go, full-time MBA offerings in Philadelphia include:Fox School of Business – Temple UniversityLa Salle UniversityLeBow College of Business – Drexel UniversityThe Wharton School – University of Pennsylvanialast_img read more