The University of Evansville’s Schroeder School of Business has risen from 71 to 52 (#3 among small private schools) in the Poets & Quants for Undergrads Best Undergraduate B-School rankings, the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news.The rise is based on feedback from Class of 2017 graduates. The “Academic Experience” as rated by UE alumni accounts for 33% of the final ranking score, and scores in that component ranked UE 28th overall, up from 64 last year. “These high alumni rating scores are indicative of the life-transforming student experience provided by the University of Evansville and the Schroeder School,” said Ben Johnson, UE’s interim Schroeder Family Dean. “It is a testament to our faculty, staff, and administrators across campus.”According to the Poets & Quants website, UE’s scores were “buoyed by solid career outcome results… The school performed well in that category by doing something that might seem simple on the surface but is not always that easy. It got its students jobs.” 95% of the Class of 2018 who were seeking jobs were employed full-time within three months of graduation.The rankings are based on a representative survey of more than 13,000 recent graduates and school-reported data across 88 schools focusing on admissions standards, academic experience, and employment placement. Recent graduates were also asked about the ability of faculty to connect with students. The Schroeder School did well in this area, receiving an A for mentoring students and an A+ for faculty’s availability outside of the classroom.Schroeder School graduates have found employment across the country in companies such as Cisco Systems, Fiat Chrysler, Disney, and many more.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The Eagles fans in Dallas were outnumbered, but were loud and proud. No kicker? No problem!The Eagles overcame a sloppy first half offensive performance, their failure to capitalize on turnovers and a game-ending injury to kicker Jake Elliot Sunday night to crush the arch-rival Dallas Cowboys, 37-9, in Dallas, before a national TV audience.With the win, the Eagles improved their NFL-best record to 9-1 and took a commanding four-game lead in the NFC East.Barring a total collapse, the Birds will win the division and host a playoff game. However, should they continue winning they could secure home field throughout the playoffs and a possible NFC Championship game in Philly.But earlier in the game, things didn’t look so bright. After spotting Dallas an early field goal and taking the lead on a methodical eight-play drive, the offense stalled for the rest of the half.Ocean City’s Tony Wilson Jr. and friend Parker Gimbel made the trip with Tony Wilson Sr. It was a game that they will remember for a lifetime.But the Eagles stout defense did not give up a touchdown and the teams went into halftime with the Cowboys up 9-7.Just before halftime, it was announced kicker Elliott had been injured making a touchdown-saving tackle on a kickoff return and would miss the rest of the game. Elliot’s immediate future with the team was also in doubt as he was said to have been placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol for a possible head injury.Also in the first half, quarterback Carson Wentz was briefly shaken up and entered the sideline injury tent, causing some Eagles fans despair. But he soon came out and shook off whatever problem he had.Losing Elliot seemed to cause the Eagles offense to play with purpose in the second half. Coach Doug Pederson told a reporter the team would deal with losing Elliot by going for it on fourth down and would run two-point conversions the rest of the way.Wentz and the Eagles came out firing on all cylinders in the second half, outscoring Dallas 30-0 the rest of the way and cruising to a comfortable win.A large contingent of Eagles fans were in “Big D” for the game, including Ocean City’s Tony Wilson, his son Tony and friend Parker Gimbel. Though outnumbered by tens of thousands, they made a lot of noise and delighted in the Eagles improved second half performance.Photo Credit: NBC SportsMeanwhile, the NBC cameras captured a glum Dallas owner Jerry Jones, who is feuding with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell over the six-game suspension for domestic abuse handed down against running back Ezekiel Elliott. Also in the owner’s box was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a longtime Dallas fan, sporting a long face.In Ocean City, Eagles fans watching the game could be heard cheering through closed doors and windows and overflow crowds at Charlies, Gregory’s and the Anchorage gave a stadium-like performance by the Eagles fans watching the game at those local establishments.Is this the year the Eagles win their first-ever Super Bowl and reward their long-suffering fans? Only time will tell. But regardless of the season’s ultimate outcome, fans will point toward Sunday night’s win as one of the character-building games in their team’s resurgence.
The Impala Suites will bring a new type of lodging to the Ocean City vacation market. By DONALD WITTKOWSKIChristopher Glancey stepped out on the pool deck of what will be the first new hotel built in Ocean City in more than 20 years and admired the panoramic views that his guests will enjoy, too.“There’s the Boardwalk, there’s the roller-coaster and there’s the Ferris wheel,” he said while pointing to some of the popular Boardwalk amusements looming over the city’s skyline.After pausing for a moment, Glancey added one more very big attraction that unfolds all the way to the horizon.“You also have a view of the ocean,” he said.Glancey and his development partner Bob Morris are planning to open the Impala Suites boutique hotel in August, giving Ocean City a new lodging option for families that vacation in the resort town.“It gives them that flexibility that they need to come and enjoy their vacations,” Glancey noted.An architectural rendering gives a sneak peek of what the Impala Suites will look like when completed.After encountering some construction delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the project is back on track and heading for a grand opening next month. Glancey does not yet have a firm date, but believes it will be in mid-August.“COVID shut down the world and interrupted the supply chain. But we’re moving along now,” he said.The project is taking shape on the highly visible corner of 10th Street and Ocean Avenue, just a block from the beach and the Boardwalk’s amusements, eateries and retail shops. Hotel guests will have an easy walk to the Boardwalk attractions.Featuring a beach-themed design, the Impala Suites will position itself as a mid-market property to make the suites affordable to Ocean City’s typical family vacationers. Pricing will be announced at https://www.shorebreakresorts.com.The hotel will offer a combination of one, two or three-bedroom suites, giving families the flexibility to pick and choose the type of lodging they need, depending on the size of their group.“Right now, you either rent a hotel room or a house. Now, you’ll have a third option,” Glancey said of the modern, all-suites accommodation for vacationers.Hotel owner Christopher Glancey stands on the pool deck that will feature views of the Boardwalk and ocean from the second level.Although there will be 15 suites in the hotel, the number of bedrooms will raise the total amount of lodging to 45 rooms.The suites will include a kitchenette, dining room and living room, creating a type of home-away-from-home atmosphere that should be popular with families.Glancey said it has been more than 20 years since a new hotel was built in Ocean City. Although the words “boutique hotel” normally conjure up a certain amount of cachet and exclusively, he stressed that the rates will remain within reach of Ocean City’s family vacationers.Originally, the boutique hotel was supposed to be called the North Island Inn, but Glancey and Morris changed the name to Impala Suites to capitalize on the brand recognition of its sister property, the Impala Island Inn.“Mainly, it’s because the Impala is such an iconic name. It’s been here for so long that everyone is familiar with it,” Glancey said. “It’s got a great name and reputation. Why would I change it?”The 78-room Impala Island Inn is located across the street from the Impala Suites on Ocean Avenue. Glancey and Morris bought the Impala Island Inn motel from the former longtime owners, Anthony J. Frank and his family.When they bought the Impala, they also inherited the Franks’ plans for the all-suites boutique hotel, a project that had languished on the drawing board for years.The Impala Island Inn at the corner of 10th Street and Ocean Avenue is the sister property of the Impala Suites.Glancey said there will be a seamless transition between the Impala Suites and Impala Island Inn. For instance, guests at the Impala Suites will use the same check-in desk at the Impala Island Inn.The Impala also manages the adjacent Ebb Tide Suites and Wild Dunes Inn to offer a variety of lodging for guests within the same block of Ocean Avenue.Unlike the seasonal motels in town, the Impala Island Inn is open year-round. Glancey also plans to operate the Impala Suites year-round. During the off-season months, the plan is to offer specials to attract overnight guests who visit Ocean City for the holidays, conventions, special events and the highly popular fall and spring block parties that draw tens of thousands of people to town.Impala Suites will have three stories of hotel space built over a ground-level parking garage with 45 spaces. Hotel guests will be given one parking space for every room they rent. If they rent a full three-bedroom suite, for example, they’ll get three parking spaces.With Impala Suites opening in time for the latter part of the summer season, Glancey is eager to show off the hotel’s amenities, including a large pool deck on the second level.“The pool deck is something neat. It’s so big,” he said.While standing out on the pool deck during a photo shoot Saturday, Glancey soaked up the views of the ocean, the Boardwalk, the nearby amusements and the historic Flanders Hotel just two blocks down. He predicted that the pool deck will be immensely popular with guests.“This is the view,” he said, smiling. “It’s really something special. If you wanted a postcard of Ocean City, that’s what your view is.”A sign describes some of the amenities that the new hotel will offer.
Anita ParkinsonRenshawSugarpaste and marzipan products firm Renshaw has appointed a health and safety advisor to its team. Anita Parkinson joins the company with a varied career in healthy and safety, spanning many years. She has worked in the leisure sector, the retail sector and, more recently the food sector, with nearly six years at Huntapac Produce.Parkinson will work alongside factory manager David Harris and will be responsible for promoting safe working practices and providing information, instruction and training to staff on health and safety issues.Graham SuttonMuntons Malted IngredientsThe role of new product development technologist at Muntons Malted Ingredients has been filled by long-term employee Graham Sutton, who is charged with the development of new and improved products for liquid and dried malt extracts.Sutton joined Muntons in 1975 and his new position will make use of his 32 years of understanding the variety of malted ingredients made at the company’s Stow- market plant. He is also tasked with developing a better relationship with the firm’s customers by communicating with them on a more technical level.Joe TattersallBakesenseCakes and bread supplier Bakesense has appointed Joe Tattersall as managing director of the business. Tattersall has previously held senior positions in several major bakery businesses, including Inter Link, Northern Foods and Hazlewood Foods.Helen CurnockBeacon FoodsGraduate Helen Curnock has joined ingredients supplier Beacon Foods as a process technologist, working with food consultant Nellie Nichols on new product development. Curnock recently graduated with first class honours from Nottingham University.Terry O’DonoghueThe Burford CorpUS bakery equipment manufacturer The Burford Corp, based in Maysville, Oklahoma, has appointed Terry O’Donoghue as its UK sales manager.Based in the east of England, O’Donoghue will focus on increasing market awareness of the full Burford range, in particular the TCS-200 Tape bag closure system. He brings over 25 years of experience in equipment supply, primarily to the baking and food industry, to the role.Mike SmithClaricomPackaging code management (PCM) company Claricom has appointed Mike Smith as UK sales manager for the PCM business. The company’s technology is claimed to remove human error in date and traceability coding operations to eliminate risk and ensure accuracy. With Claricom, Smith will be responsible for building the firm’s reputation across a number of industries, including bakery
The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers’ Union resumed talks with management at the Park Cakes bakery in Bolton this week in a bid to stave off 40 job losses.As British Baker went to press, the union was set to hear the company’s response to its proposals for saving the jobs.The union had offered greater flexibility, including changes to shift patterns, job sharing and moving some workers temporarily to the company’s other plant in Oldham.Ian Hodson, the union’s district secretary in Preston, told British Baker he was still hopeful that jobs could be saved and gave the company credit for “being receptive and happy to consider our proposals”.Hodson said that there was “less call on certain shifts” and therefore scope to revise shift patterns. The union had also suggested moving some workers to Oldham because it felt that many of these skilled workers would be needed again at the Bolton plant later this year.
Daesh’s sickening use of explosive traps continue to threaten children in their schools, mothers in hospitals and thousands of innocent people trying to return to a normal life. the additional support announced by DFID today is £5 million which will go to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). This is in addition to ongoing UK aid support for explosive clearance efforts in Iraq in total, the UK has contributed £24.9 million to demining projects in Iraq since 2015, with £14.2 million from the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and £10.7 million from DFID between 2016 and 2018, UK support contributed to a total of 663 infrastructure sites being cleared from explosive hazards, and 4.4 million square metres of land made safe. Between January and March 2018 alone, UK aid supported enabled the opening of 41 key installations such as the British built Iron and Al Karmah bridges in Fallujah in April 2017, DFID committed to triple global spend on mine action to £100 million over three years. Our work is focused on some of the most heavily contaminated countries in the world, including Iraq using DFID funding, UNMAS will also support the national demining authority in Iraq to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to effectively regulate, coordinate and manage mine clearance UK aid is providing this funding to UNMAS as part of an effort to stabilise Iraq, provide humanitarian support to those in desperate need, and assist the return of displaced people to areas previously under Daesh occupation in total, the UK has provided over £100 million to stabilisation efforts in Iraq since 2015, which includes: securing liberated areas, clearing Daesh-laid explosives, supporting the renovation of water facilities, power networks, clinics and schools and supporting communities who lived under Daesh occupation to support stability in Iraq and support it in becoming a democratic, political and economic partner of the international community in the long-term, the UK backs Iraqi-led political and economic reforms, commercial links between Iraq and UK as well as a long-term military security commitment between Iraq, the Coalition partners and NATO a hospital used as Daesh’s HQ in Mosul where 3,500 explosive hazards, including hand grenades and missiles, had to be secured a school in Fallujah rigged with 13 IEDs, which could have seriously injured or killed the 450 children attending the school the British-built ‘New Bridge’ in Fallujah was rigged with 44 IEDs and 400 kilograms of explosives, blocking the only connection to Baghdad – preventing businesses from operating a school in West Mosul which was used as a bomb factory, where 1,500 explosives, including 15 suicide belts, were found and secured. More than a million Iraqis whose lives have been devastated by Daesh safely returned home in 2018, made possible in part thanks to a huge UK aid funded mine clearance mission.The Department for International Development (DFID) has today (Saturday 5 January) announced further support to clear explosives from schools, hospitals and roads in Iraq, eradicating one of the lasting impacts of Daesh’s reign of terror across the country.Thousands of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) continue to threaten the lives of Iraqi men, women and children trying to rebuild their lives after the conflict and the UK’s vital work will help even more people to return to normality without continued risk to their lives.With the support of UK aid, approximately 16,500 explosives, 800 suicide belts and a staggering 2,000 deadly explosives traps were cleared in Iraq last year.International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: UK aid is funding education experts to teach children and adults on how to keep safe from undiscovered explosives and what to do if they see a suspected device. Last year, DFID’s support educated more than 400,000 people on the risks. This education may save their lives.With hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq still in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, the UK has supported more than 400,000 people with food and provided life-saving healthcare services to over 4 million people since 2014.Notes to editors General media queries (24 hours) Thanks to this UK aid funded work, people can return to work, children can go back to school and lives are slowly being rebuilt. This new funding will support projects across the country’s Sinjar Province, an area with a historically large population of Yezidis who have been displaced by Daesh in their thousands, and one of the areas worst impacted by Daesh occupation.UK aid will support six explosive clearance teams who will be deployed across the region making schools, hospitals and critical infrastructure safe from suspected explosive.There is more work to do with 1.8 million people still displaced, many living in camps across the country. For many of them deadly explosives, rigged, booby-trapped and hidden on an industrial scale mean that they are unable to return to their homes.The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has called the use of explosive traps a Daesh strategy to ‘win on the cheap’, continuing to devastate Iraq even as the Iraqi people try to rebuild.UK aid funded explosive clearance teams have found: The UK is a world leader in demining. I believe the UK public supports this work and can very clearly see its impact, in changing and saving lives. Email [email protected] Telephone 020 7023 0600 If you have an urgent media query, please email the DFID Media Team on [email protected] in the first instance and we will respond as soon as possible.
Training provider and consultancy AIB International UK has become an associate member of the Federation of Bakers.Founded in the US in 1919, and originally known as the American Institute of Baking, AIB International UK provides training, consultation and support, including a range of bakery and food safety services. Its original mission was to “put science to work for the baker”, a theme it says it has expanded while remaining central to its programmes, products and services. “Our global mission is to empower the food industry to produce high-quality, safe food for consumers,” said AIB International UK bakery professional Lee Taylor.“Our inspectors, scientists, bakers and technical experts partner with our clients to navigate the complex industry in which we work. We are looking forward to continuing our important work in partnership with the Federation of Bakers.”Federation of Bakers chief executive Gordon Polson welcomed AIB International UK to the federation and said he hoped to support it as it continued to expand its business.The Federation of Bakers has nine member companies running 34 bakeries in the UK and supplying the majority of the bread consumed here. Current associate members are: AAK (UK), AB Mauri UK and Ireland, ADM Milling, AIB International UK, American Pan UK, Baker Perkins, Bakers’ Basco, British Bakels, Bühler, Campden BRI, CSM (UK), Energy Management LLP, GB Ingredients, FlexLink Systems, Kaak Group, Kwik Lok, Lesaffre Group, NFU Mutual, Puratos, Spooner Industries, TasteTech, The Ice Co, United Bakery Equipment Co, Zeelandia and Zeppelin Systems.
Soule Monde is the premier avant funk duo, erupting from the syncopated minds of power drummer Russ Lawton and B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski. An ideal union of swagger and raw talent, the duo is cemented into an indestructible pocket, where bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by a near-telepathic response from the other. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation.Paczkowski has an intrepid knowledge of the Hammond B3, playing it as fearlessly as Han Solo flies the Millennium Falcon through an asteroid field, while his left hand lays down bass lines on the clavinet with the ferocity of the meanest four-string, soul-cat. Lawton is constantly responding to his partner’s attacks – pushing the groove further and deeper while holding the pocket like he’s handcuffed to the snare. Don’t expect the beat to drop with Soule Monde, and at the same time don’t expect to get stuck in one groove. Quite simply, this is the jazz-duo your parents warned you about!The duo are set to release a new album, Must Be Nice, on March 3rd via Ropeadope Records, bringing eight infectious new grooves together for the upcoming release. Lawton tells us more about what to expect. “The new Soule Monde album Must Be Nice digs deeper into the pool of rhythms and melody. Still drawing from the funk and also the rhythms Russ played with his time in the Afro Beat band Zzebra. Ray and Russ mash it all together Soule Monde style with that great chemistry they have for writing as a band. Always boiling it down to some unique songs for your body, mind and soul. It’s been said before, but Must Be Nice will take you on a musical journey.”We’re excited to get that journey started with “Rocket,” a leading single from the new album. Listen in below!You can also watch the new, official music video, streaming below.Don’t miss Soule Monde on tour, and don’t sleep on their new album! Keep tabs on the band’s doings on their official website, and see their full tour schedule and album tracklisting below.Soule Monde Tour Dates3/2 Newport, RI – The Cafe at Parlor Newport3/3 New York, NY – DROM3/4 Boston, MA – Thunder Road3/11 Foam Brewery – Burlington, VT3/16 Warren, VT – Hostel3/17 Washington, DC – The Hamilton3/18 Plains, PA – River Street Jazz Cafe3/30 Warren, VT – Slide Brook3/31 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live (Upstairs)Must Be Nice Tracklisting1. Immigrant Too2. Rocket3. Take My Hand4. Compared To Jody5. Kota6. Mina7. Took You Long Enough8. InfluenceRecorded at Lovetown
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Craig Cohen (Suffolk County Police Department)A Wyandanch Memorial High School assistant principal was arrested Monday for allegedly sending inappropriate text messages to students and faculty members, Suffolk County police said.Craig Cohen, 47, was arrested Monday morning as he left his Northport home, police said. He was charged with three counts of aggravated harassment and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Cohen was held overnight at the First Precinct and will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Central Islip.Police said an investigation revealed that Cohen, who has been employed at the school for eight years, sent “several inappropriate texts to various students and faculty members.”Some of the messages were “sexual in nature,” police said in a news release. The texts were sent in February and March of this year, according to police.Wyandanch Union Free School District Superintendent Pless M. Dickerson said in a statement posted on the district’s website that school officials received word of the alleged inappropriate messages after school hours on Monday.Without referencing Cohen by name, the statement said, “the staff member has been reassigned immediately and further appropriate action will be taken by the school District pending the results of the investigation by the Suffolk County Police Department.”Police are asking anyone who may have information regarding this case to call 631-854-8126.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Two people were reportedly shot and killed in Hempstead on Monday afternoon, but few details have been released from Nassau County and Hempstead village police investigating the case.Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a house on Belmont Parkway shortly after 1 a.m., police said. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was taken to a local hospital, where the second victim died, according to published reports.Hempstead police referred calls to Nassau police, who neither released the identities of the victims nor a description of the shooter.CBS News reported that police had the house surrounded for 12 hours while they believed that the suspect was still inside, but when they eventually entered the house, nobody was home.