Cryptocurrency Volatility a Vacation App and More – Boston News

first_imgCryptocurrency Volatility, a Vacation App, and More – Boston News Last Updated Jul 13, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week.Digital Tulips: High Risks, High Rewards in ICOs – Carroll School NewsBoston University Carroll School of Management Assistant Professor of Finance Leonard Kostovetsky and Ph.D. candidate Hugo Benedetti (’19) recently co-authored a draft paper that explores how the high returns associated with Bitcoin, for instance, are in part a byproduct of the uncertainty that surrounds cryptocurrency. But as crypto becomes clearer, the researchers note that “that effect might be declining.”The Social Science Research Network published the duo’s paper, entitled “Digital Tulips? Returns to Investors in Initial Coin Offerings,” which finds that “startups set a low, low price at the initial coin offering (ICO) stage to compensate for the volatility. In effect, it’s an uncertainty discount that keeps the price down, which drives up the returns.”You can check out the full article on the official BC website. People Aren’t Using Their Vacation Time. These Alumni Want to Fix That – D’Amore-McKim NewsTreehoppr, “an online platform that tracks accrued time off,” was founded by Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim grads Kevin Corliss, DMSB (’16), Douglas Franklin, DMSB/E (’16), and Christopher Kenyon, CCIS (’17), in response to the “uniquely American” reality of how few working professionals take advantage of “paid time off.”Treehoppr, an app created by a trio of D’Amore-McKim alumni, hopes to solve the uniquely American issue of not taking time off of work.In an interview with their alma mater, Corliss says, “We want to help people eliminate these barriers to travel. What are the things you always hear when you ask people about traveling? They don’t have the time, the money, or the know-how when it comes to a foreign country. We want to help people solve all those issues.”Dive into the trio’s story here.The Gourmet MBA – Suffolk ExperienceSuffolk University recently published a profile on current Sawyer Business School MBA Danielle Health (’19), whose @BostonBehavior Instagram profile demonstrates her knack for monetizing that very 21st century ritual of the meal snapshot—one she’s parlayed into a full-time job at social media management company Metter Media.Health explains that she generally approaches the manager of “each restaurant she wants to visit as a one-time business partner.” She explains that her Instagram affords restaurants quite “a lot of visibility for a pretty minimal investment.”She continues:“Bigger food bloggers might have 100,000 followers. But that doesn’t matter if the people aren’t in Boston. About 90 percent of my followers are local to the Boston area, and most are my age. So I can deliver a really targeted and high-value group to a restaurant that I put on my feed.”Check out the full profile here. About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer center_img regions: Boston RelatedCrypto Regulation, Military Experience in Business School, and More – New York NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week. Crypto Market Raises $13 Billion Since 2014, Amid Zero Regulation – Columbia Business School News Columbia Business School’s Thomas Bourveau recently co-authored research, which analyzed 776 initial coin offerings (ICOs) shared between…August 14, 2018In “Featured Home”The Best Boston Global MBA ProgramsBoston may be a well-known hub for education in the U.S., but it’s also a center for global business studies. Global MBA programs are similar to executive MBA model, which usually meet on weekends and cater to students who are mid-career professionals, but focus on conducting business in international settings. A…February 6, 2017In “Featured Home”Sawyer Announces High School Summer Program, US News Rankings and More – Boston NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week. New Summer Program for High School Juniors and Seniors – Sawyer Business Blog The Suffolk University Sawyer Business School recently announced the launch of its Stepping Stone program, which gives 11th and 12th-graders the opportunity…April 3, 2018In “Boston”last_img read more

Thousands of Texas Students Displaced as Schools Assess Storm Damage

first_imgIn Port Arthur, Texas, classes are scheduled to begin Sept. 18. In nearby Beaumont, the school district, with nearly 20,000 students, is still assessing damages.Opening classrooms for the first time is a must to help students adjust, said Anna Caudle, who works at a YES Prep high school. She met some YES Prep students while volunteering at a Houston emergency shelter.“I saw some of my kids’ faces light up when they saw me,” she said. “Their first question was ‘When does school start back up? I want to be at school.’”By Catherine Ngai In Aransas, Texas, near where the storm first made landfall, every school building received some damage, officials said. In nearby Corpus Christi, a spokeswoman said the district has received 118 new students from other regions, who have been displaced by the storm. She added that the number could grow.Planning is difficult in Texas, where students can show up to a neighborhood public school and enroll on the first day. State and federal laws allow displaced students to attend the school nearest their temporary home or be bused to their original school, according to the TEA.Officials at YES Prep Public Schools, a charter school system in the Houston area with nearly 13,000 students, opened Thursday, said Mark DiBella, chief executive.“Part of why we want to open this week is about who shows up and who doesn’t,” he said.Volunteers and students from C.E. King High School help to clean up the school after torrential rains caused widespread flooding in the area during Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas on September 1, 2017. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Volunteers and students from C.E. King High School help to clean up the school after torrential rains caused widespread flooding in the area during Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas on Sept. 1, 2017. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) HOUSTON—More than 55 public school and charter districts in Texas remained closed on September 8, officials said, and tens of thousands of the state’s students must be relocated to unfamiliar schools this year after Hurricane Harvey damaged their homes or classrooms.In some districts, officials still have not said when schedules can resume. An as-yet undetermined number of schools will remain too damaged to use for much of the year, adding more uncertainty to families recovering from Harvey’s aftermath.The Texas Education Agency (TEA) said nearly 10 of the 55 districts that are closed will remain so until further notice. In Houston, the seventh largest U.S. school district, the first day of school was set for Monday, though many schools will remain shut due to flooding damage.Some Houston school buildings will not reopen this year. Students from nine schools that suffered the worst damage will start classes after being relocated to temporary campuses, officials said.“We’ve already started identifying other campuses close to these schools to relocate and co-locate,” said Houston independent superintendent Richard Carranza.Earlier this week, he said many as 20,000 students could be affected through 20 campuses. Volunteers and students from C.E. King High School help to clean up the school after torrential rains caused widespread flooding in the area during Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas on September 1, 2017.(Scott Olson/Getty Images) Volunteers and students from C.E. King High School help to clean up the school after torrential rains caused widespread flooding in the area during Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston, Texas on Sept. 1, 2017.(Scott Olson/Getty Images) After removing the wood flooring flood waters remain inside the gymnasium at C.E. King High School following the aftermath of tropical storm Harvey in Houston, Texas on Sept. 8, 2017. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Share this article Share Thousands of Texas Students Displaced as Schools Assess Storm Damage By Reuters September 8, 2017 Updated: September 8, 2017 US last_img read more

Police Spend Hours on Overpass Convincing Man Not to Kill Himself

first_img Two Albuquerque Police Department officers are credited with saving a man’s life after convincing him not to jump off an overpass onto a busy interstate.The man was apparently going to jump from Wyoming overpass onto I-40 in an attempt to kill himself, KRQE-TV reported. “I tried to stay as calm as I could, but to see someone hanging off a bridge, your stomach does drop, you feel that gut feeling,” Madrid said, adding that she first had to try and gain the man’s trust. (Albuquerque Police Department)“I tried to stay as calm as I could, but to see someone hanging off a bridge, your stomach does drop, you feel that gut feeling,” Madrid said, adding that she first had to try and gain the man’s trust.“The biggest thing is actually listening,” Madrid said. “He has a lot to say and a lot to express, so the main thing is taking it all in and listening to what he has to say.” (Albuquerque Police Department) “It was awful,” she said. “I’d start to build that rapport with him, speak with him and then all of a sudden a semi truck or a car would speed by and you can hear them repeating over and over again ‘just jump, just jump, just do it.’”After that, Madrid said she had to start all over again in building rapport with the man. (Albuquerque Police Department)“He didn’t want to speak with any male officers,” Bisagna said. “He stated that he didn’t trust them, and he didn’t want to be around them.”After helping the man, the two cops have a message. “Be compassionate and show a little bit of empathy with his situation,” Bisagna said. “I mean he’s someone’s son, someone’s brother.” (Albuquerque Police Department)The ordeal took place on Sunday, prompting the closure of I-40. KOAT-TV reported that it was reopened shortly after.Authorities took the man into custody, KOAT-TV said. US News Share Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img “I tried to stay as calm as I could, but to see someone hanging off a bridge, your stomach does drop, you feel that gut feeling,” Madrid said, adding that she first had to try and gain the man’s trust. (Albuquerque Police Department) Police Spend Hours on Overpass Convincing Man Not to Kill Himself By Jack Phillips October 15, 2017 Updated: October 15, 2017 Share this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgAfter two weeks of investigation into the sales of suspected Fentanyl to residents of Ventura and Los Angeles counties, police arrested one of Cher’s assistants’ son, 23-year-old Donovan Ruiz.Donovan Ruiz is son of Cher's assistant Donovan Ruiz, 23, was arrested on suspicion of selling illegal controlled substance. (Ventura County Sheriff’s Department) Ruiz is linked to a drug overdose death in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood in mid-September. Authorities said that Ruiz provided a potent opioid that’s 50 times stronger than heroin to the victim.Detectives were able to seize evidence related to Ruiz’s selling of illegal controlled substances.Ruiz’s bail was set at $500,000, and he’s scheduled to be arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on Oct. 1st at 1:30 P.M.Cher is currently in Australia for her 11-concert tour which started Sept. 26, and she was not involved in the arrest or search.The Ventura County Sheriff’s Interagency Pharmaceutical Crimes Unit (PCU) led the operation. It’s made up of members from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, Thousand Oaks Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, the Simi Valley Police Department, and the Ventura Police Department.Their primary mission is to combat the transfer of legal prescription medication to the illegal market. In addition, the task force works to identify and stop new trends of abuse among the younger population and investigates overdoses due to both prescription medication and illicit drug use.Police said the public may anonymously email to report any other pharmaceutical related crimes involving prescription medications, according to a public announcement.If you enjoyed reading this article, please continue to read more stories here.Sign up for our free newsletters here. Deputies searched singer Cher’s Malibu residency with a warrant after arresting a resident, on the 25000 block of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, on Sept. 27. Show Discussion  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Cher’s Malibu Mansion Searched and One Resident Arrested By Mandy Huang September 29, 2018 Updated: September 29, 2018 QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video center_img Share Share this article Entertainment News News Story – Narcotics Arrest— Ventura Co. Sheriff (@VENTURASHERIFF) September 28, 2018last_img read more

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first_img Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Chicago Murder Rate DownPolice officials have said that for the second year in a row, the murder rate in Chicago declined in 2018.Chicago, sometimes described as the nation’s “murder capital,” saw nearly 100 fewer murders in 2018 compared to 2017, according to data from the Chicago Police Department’s end-of-year crime summary.The murder rate decline represents a 15 percent drop.Meanwhile, since 2016, murders as a result of a shooting have declined 31 percent in total.This double-digit reduction was the greatest drop in homicides of any major American city, outpacing New York (0.37 percent drop), Los Angeles (9.2 percent drop), and Houston (6.64 percent drop), according to the data published Dec. 31.Shootings, in general, are down by 32 percent in the city since 2016. But Chicago, the third largest city in the United States still had more murders than the combined total in New York City and Los Angeles, the No. 1 and No. 2 largest U.S. cities, respectively.Other crimes such as burglaries and motor vehicle thefts and carjackings all decreased in 2018, compared to 2017.Epoch Times reporter Bowen Xiao contributed to this report. Follow Tom on Twitter: @OZImekTOM Share Show Discussion A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed near his home in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side Tuesday night.— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) March 27, 2019 A 15-year-old Chicago boy was shot and killed just seconds after his mother warned him not to leave the house.Darion Strong was murdered just a few doors down from his home in Chicago’s Fuller Park on the night of Tuesday, March 26, police said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.Chicago police were cited by the news outlet as saying the teen was standing on a sidewalk at 9:50 p.m. in the South Side neighborhood when an unknown assailant approached on foot and shot him to death.center_img File photo of a police car. (Illustration – Shutterstock) Crime and Incidents Chicago Teen Killed Moments After Mother Warned Him ‘Don’t Go Out’ By Tom Ozimek March 29, 2019 Updated: March 29, 2019 The teen was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital.Medics were unable to save Strong’s life and about an hour later, he was pronounced dead.Police are investigating the incident as a homicide.‘Death and Jail’The boy’s mother told reporters she had a premonition something tragic was about to happen and urged her son to stay indoors just moments before he was shot.“Don’t go out that door,” Darnielle Briggs told the Chicago Tribune she said to her son moments before bullets fatally struck him in the back and chest.Briggs told the publication her son told her he was heading out to meet a friend. She said she sensed danger and told him so.“I told him not to go nowhere,” Briggs told the Chicago Tribune. “ ‘Ain’t nothing out there for you but death and jail.’ Imagine telling your son that right before this happens.”Briggs told ABC7 that moments after her son left the house she heard gunfire. She said she found him sprawled on the street.“It hurts to see your baby take his last breath in front of you after you just told him not to, just telling him—come on now, you don’t need to be out here,” Briggs told ABC7.The boy’s mother told the Chicago Tribune that conversations with his friends suggest the perpetrator may have been someone with a grievance against her son.Crisis responder Andrew Holmes was cited by ABC7 as saying that the boy was ambushed several doors down from his home.Darion Strong was a freshman at Tilden High School and, according to the Chicago Tribune, on the honor roll.CBS reported that police have confirmed the victim did not have any gang ties.Area resident Lenora Amos told ABC7 outlet that “it’s rough around here” and that tragic incidents like this are “what we’re used to.” Shooting In Fuller Park Leaves 15-Year-Old Dead— CBS Chicago (@cbschicago) March 27, 2019last_img read more

Ashley Brandson APTN News A man from Nisichawayasi

first_imgAshley BrandsonAPTN NewsA man from Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba died on a Greyhound bus while on his way to see his heart specialist in Winnipeg.Family of Abraham Donkey say he was transported to a health station in Thompson and was being transferred to Winnipeg.They say he asked for a flight, or be allowed to have someone with him on the 12 hour bus ride.The family says both requests were

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first_imgSome of the women, delegates chosen to represent each of the country’s 338 ridings through a program called Daughters of the Vote, were unconvinced.They called him a “fake feminist” and doubted the authenticity of his commitment to reconciling with Indigenous Peoples – sentiments echoed by opposition parties.“It was like a microcosm of the history of Canada, with a white man telling Indigenous women where they can and cannot be and exercising their power and their privilege over them,” said Riley Yesno, one of the young women brought to Parliament by Equal Voice, a group dedicated to increasing the presence of women in politics.Yesno, an Anishnaabe University of Toronto student who grew up in Thunder Bay, Ont., called Trudeau’s treatment of Wilson-Raybould “colonial violence” and further dubbed him a “fake feminist.”While she doesn’t necessarily believe he has “malicious intent” towards women, she said the expulsions of the former ministers “extremely negatively affect women” and “impact matters more than intention.”Many of the same women walked out of the Commons altogether when Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer addressed them.Yesno said that was done deliberately, so their protest against Trudeau couldn’t be used as ammunition by the official Opposition.However, Trudeau got some unexpected support from Philpott, who spoke a short time later, alongside Wilson-Raybould, outside the Commons.Asked about the prime minister’s feminist credentials, Philpott said, “I wish him the best. I wish him the opportunity to continue his good work.”Trudeau informed the two former ministers Tuesday that he won’t allow them to seek re-election as Liberal candidates this fall.Both said Wednesday it’s too soon to say whether their careers in politics are finished or whether they might run as independents or for another party.“I would like to think that there may be steps, that I could continue in a political role somehow but I don’t know what that will be,” said Philpott, speaking alongside Wilson-Raybould. “It’s too early to say.”“I need to take some time to reflect,” said Wilson-Raybould.Watch Laurie Hamelin’s story from Jody Wilson-Raybould’s riding about her expulsion from the Liberal caucus. APTN NewsThe House of Commons did not get any easier for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday as a delegation with Daughters of the Vote took their seats in the House of Commons for a mock Parliamentary session.There Trudeau got a first-hand glimpse of the fallout from the SNC-Lavalin affair when he addressed 338 young women and about four dozen of them turned their backs on him.Trudeau was trying to explain why why he had booted Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott out of the Liberal caucus the day before.It was a rough start for Trudeau’s efforts to re-establish himself as a feminist and supporter of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.“There’s always going to be a range of opinions we need to listen to,” Trudeau told the women. “But ultimately, diversity…  only works if there is trust and within a team when that trust gets broken, we have to figure out how to move forward.”“It’s actually easy to stand in a place and cross your arms and stand in a place and say, ‘I’m not budging from my position because I’m right,”’ he added later.“What is actually more difficult is to look for thoughtful compromise.”Watch Amber Bernard’s story on Mi’kmaw delegate Hannah Martin who challenged the prime minister to respect unceded territory and told Trudeau “you cannot be a feminist if you are raping the land.” Wilson-Raybould believes she was moved out of the prestigious justice portfolio to Veterans Affairs in a mid-January cabinet shuffle as punishment for refusing to intervene to stop the criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin on bribery charges related to contracts in Libya.She has testified that she faced relentless pressure last fall from Trudeau, his office, the top public servant and others to override the director of public prosecutions, who had decided not to invite the Montreal engineering giant to negotiate a remediation agreement, a kind of plea bargain.Wilson-Raybould quit the cabinet in mid-February and Philpott followed a few weeks later, saying she had lost confidence in the government’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin file.The revelation last week that Wilson-Raybould had surreptitiously recorded a phone conversation with Michael Wernick, the clerk of the Privy Council, to bolster her contention of undue pressure was the last straw for Liberal MPs, who openly called on Trudeau to expel the former ministers.On Tuesday, Trudeau called the secret recording “unconscionable,” proof that the ex-minister could no longer be trusted.“Trust is a two-way street,” Wilson-Raybould shot back Wednesday. “It is unconscionable not to uphold the rule of law.”Neither Philpott nor Wilson-Raybould expressed regret for standing up for what they believed was right.“You have to be able to hold your head high and look at yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and say that the choices you made were the best ones under the circumstances,” said Philpott.In the Commons during question period, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said the whole episode demonstrates that “speaking truth to power” disqualifies strong women from inclusion in the Liberal party.Trudeau said he’ll take no lessons from the Conservatives on feminism, noting that he still has “18 strong women members of cabinet who lead every day on the big issues that matter to Canadians.”Trudeau ended the day at a meeting with Natan Obed, president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and several other Inuit leaders and federal cabinet ministers, for a meeting of the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee, formed two years ago to improve the relationship.He promised to continue a path towards reconciliation on issues such as education, suicide prevention, and climate– with files from the Canadian Presslast_img read more

This backpack with builtin Bluetooth speakers can start parties anywhere

first_imgIt’s usually a privilege (and an incredibly high honor) to be given aux-cable rights in a car. The person with the aux-cable is usually the person who’s musical tastes everybody respects the most. This person takes ownership of playing music that everybody loves, turning a long road-trip into a long-and-fun road-trip.The Speaker Backpack extends this privilege, giving this person (with great taste in music) the ability to start parties anywhere. Built right into a pretty sleek and stealthy looking 12L backpack are not one, but two Bluetooth speakers, allowing you to carry your party with you right on your back. With 5-6 hours of playback time, the Speaker Backpack makes journeys, commutes, much more fun.But it isn’t just about the speaker, because the speaker backpack is a rather remarkable looking black, molded backpack with a water-resistant nylon exterior, anti-theft zippers and pockets, and an EVA-foam exterior that gives the backpack its slick, edgy design as well as cushions your belongings inside.The Speaker Backpack’s highlight, however, is the fact that it crams a boombox-of-sorts into its design. Packed with a 5000mAh battery (which powers the speakers) on the inside, the Speaker Backpack also lets you charge your phone when you’re not listening to tunes. However, when you’re looking to spice up a day at the beach, or a bonfire in the woods, or even a trek in the mountains, just Bluetooth-pair your playback device to the Speaker Backpack’s built-in boomers and you’ve got the instant ability to uplift spirits, recharge moods, and have your friends constantly asking you what that dope track’s name is…Designer: Stealth Labs/Tao DesignClick Here To Buy Now: $129 $199 (35% off). Hurry, Super Early Bird Special for limited time.Speaker Backpack integrates Hi-Fi Sound in a 12L backpack. It boasts of dual Hi-Fi Bluetooth speakers and has 12L cargo space, theft-proof design, phone charger and a sleek exterior.The Speaker Backpack’s highlight is the fact that it crams a boombox-of-sorts into its design. Packed with a 5000mAh battery (which powers the speakers) on the inside, the Speaker Backpack also lets you charge your phone when you’re not listening to tunes.You will always Hi-Fi Sound on the go, with the Speaker Backpack.Share the gift of music anywhere. From beach bonfires, backyard hangs, and spontaneous dance parties, the Speaker Backpack was made to protect the vibe.No need to lug around large speakers with you. Carry powerful Hi-Fi sound with your everyday carry wherever you go.Speaker Backpack weighs only 5lbs! That means you get insanely powerful sound without the crazy weight.Long lasting playback: 5000mHA Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery gives you a whopping 5-6 hours of playback time.When it’s drained, you can quickly and easily recharge the battery via USB.The designers have also added built-in charging cords for iPhone and Android phones, so you can charge your phone up to two full cycles!Getting the party started is as easy as turning the volume up.Speaker Backpack has simple, intuitive controls. To turn on the speakers, simply rotate the volume dial till it “clicks” on, sync your device, and party away! Increase the volume by rotating the dial even more.Speaker Backpack is also water resistant. No need to worry about spilled drinks or a questionable overcast day. Enjoy the scene without a drop of worry.They made sure to make Speaker Backpack a fully functional backpack with enough storage space to carry all your everyday essentials plus more. There’s open space for your large items and internal pockets to compartmentalize your specifics – such as your laptop. With 12L of storage space, you’ll be able to stash your laptop, notebook, pens, water bottle, jacket, and more! No one likes pickpockets going through their stuff. The Speaker Backpack has Theft Protection features. The pocket zippers, including the main compartment zipper, are fully hidden in the back of the backpack – preventing any passing thief from picking through your bag pockets. The built-in charging cords are also stashed in this pocket, so you can charge your devices in safety without anyone knowing.A secret pocket behind the bag will keep thieves from finding your most valuable items to begin with.The designers included internal pockets with zippers and velcro straps to make it easy to compartmentalize your items. The laptop pocket can fit a laptop up to 15”, while the zipper pocket makes it easy to store smaller items without losing them.Not only is Speaker Backpack good-looking, but they also made sure it was comfortable to wear. Their straps and back sections are padded with Extra-Comfort Performance Mesh to make sure your Speaker Backpack fits snug and comfortable when you’re on the go.Speaker Backpack’s shell is made of an EVA foam with a nylon exterior covering – giving you a uniquely strong and lightweight combination. The foam shell provides a firm structure and protective barrier around your items and speakers without being overly rigid. The nylon cover increases durability and gives the shell a soft-to-touch surface.With Speaker Backpack, you can turn any area into your next kickback or full out rager. Carry your music with all your essentials, turn up the beat, and dance away.Colors: Space Grey and Stealth BlackClick Here To Buy Now: $129 $199 (35% off). 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How to Make the Most Academically of Your Childs Summer Break

first_img Does your child forget everything he learned in school, once break arrives? Within 24 to 48 hours after learning new concepts, students often begin to forget information unless it is reinforced or applied immediately. That’s why, during summer break, even the best students forget lessons they have learned during the school year. While a break from school is great for recharging your children’s batteries, if students aren’t using the skills they acquired in the classroom, they could find themselves lagging behind once the school bell rings again. The education experts at Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels, offer recommendations to inspire academic discovery when away from the classroom. Writing- To help writing skills, encourage your child to start a diary or write letters to a grandparent or friend. If you are traveling on a vacation, ask your child to keep a travel journal recording where you stayed and what you did. At the end of every day, talk through the activities with your child and help him or her with a journal. It not only improves writing skills, but also creates great family memories. Mathematics- Helping mom or dad with grocery shopping develops opportunities to use math skills, such as making change, weighing fruits and vegetables, etc. Providing assistance with cooking can also familiarize children with weights and measures, organization and planning and following a recipe. Perhaps you and your children could make a special dessert for the whole family. Help children pick a recipe, create an ingredients list and go shopping together. Reading- You can’t start too early. You can’t  read too much. Reading to young children nurtures an interest in language, words and communication. For older kids, reading together can be fun and interesting. Children also learn by example. If parents are setting time aside to read, it reinforces the fun and enjoyment of reading. Local libraries offer infinite resources for children.  Librarians can recommend books appropriate for your child’s reading level and interests, and many libraries offer free children’s programs and clubs. Research- There are an abundance of sites that provide summer reading lists for children. At, children (grades K-8) create personalized books lists from more than 7,500 recommended titles, take quizzes on the books they’ve read at school or at home, and earn points towards prizes for their reading comprehension. The program is designed to motivate students to read more often, for longer periods of time and with greater understanding. Analysis and Logic- Many family games and puzzles are not only fun, but help children to develop and reinforce skills. A simple card game can involve mathematics, analysis and logical thinking. Be sure to select games appropriate for your child’s age level. Summer Enrichment Programs- There are many enrichment activities available for children when school is out-of-session. Sylvan Learning offers engaging programs that keep the interest and fun in learning alive through the summer and into the school year. Info for children in grades pre-K through 12, or 541-389-9252.Sheila Reed is the director at the Bend Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels. With 30 years of experience and more than 900 centers located throughout North America, Sylvan’s  proven process and personalized methods have inspired more than 2 million students to discover the joy of learning. Sylvan’s trained and Sylvan-certified personal instructors provide individual instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and test-prep for college entrance and state exams. Sylvan helps transform kids into inspired learners with the skills to do better in school and the confidence to do better in everything else. Visit to share your personal academic experiences and comment on academic trends. 0 By Sheila Reed of Sylvan Learning of Bend LinkedIn Twitter on June 5, 2014 Share. Tumblrcenter_img Facebook How to Make the Most, Academically, of Your Child’s Summer Break Google+ E-Headlines Pinterest Emaillast_img read more

St Charles Foundation Exceeds 57 Million Fundraising Goal For New Cancer Center

first_img on August 19, 2014 Email Google+ By CBN Tumblr Pinterest E-Headlines Share. Facebook St. Charles Foundation Exceeds $5.7 Million Fundraising Goal For New Cancer Center Twitter St. Charles Cancer Center LinkedIn After two years of fundraising, the St. Charles Foundation has exceeded its $5.7 million campaign goal to help fund the construction of an integrated cancer center in Bend. Foundation representatives presented a check to St. Charles Health System’s board chair, Tom Sayeg, at the cancer center grand opening celebration tonight last week.“The campaign has received broad community support with more than 480 individuals, several foundations and numerous businesses making donations,” said Lisa Dobey, executive director of St. Charles Foundation. “In addition, we received 100 percent participation by the boards at St. Charles Foundation and St. Charles Health System.”Les Schwab Tire Centers and the Les Schwab family made a lead gift of $1 million. In recognition of that gift, St. Charles named the Les Schwab Medical Oncology Wing in honor of Margaret Schwab Denton. This gift was followed by $500,000 and $50,000 gifts from the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund. The Foundation also received an unrestricted estate gift and designated a portion of that gift to the campaign, creating the John D. Picchetti Radiation Oncology Wing.“We were all in this together,” said Todd Taylor, co-chair of the fundraising campaign. “Whether you gave $25, $250 or $25,000, every single dollar contributed to our common goal.”Designed as a full-service facility, services at the cancer center will range from screening, diagnosis and treatment (including radiation and chemotherapy) to follow-up care and survivor services. St. Charles’ cancer services continue to be a leader in health care in outcomes and survival rates for people with cancer.St. Charles Foundation will continue to seek donations to build a Patient Care Endowment to provide programs and services such as massage, Reiki, acupuncture and nutrition counseling. Practical support including gas cards, food vouchers and scholarships for child care would also be funded.“This new center is an investment in treating and caring for our patients,” said Dr. Linyee Chang, the cancer center’s medical director and co-chair of the campaign. “This is a wonderful day for our community and for our patients who rely on the world-class cancer care we provide.”The total cost of the integrated cancer center is $12.9 million, and is being funded by a combination of private philanthropy, St. Charles’ capital funds and debt financing.“We are extremely proud of this new cancer center but we always remember that buildings are merely concrete, glass and rebar,” Dobey said. “It takes the best caregivers and programs to bring the building to life.”About St. Charles FoundationAs the philanthropic arm of St. Charles Health System, the Foundation works to support and improve health care in Central and Eastern Oregon. Private donations raised by the Foundation allow St. Charles to build new medical facilities, purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment, keep pace with the latest technological advances and deliver exceptional patient care in a healing environment. The Foundation does more than just raise money for bricks and mortar. The organization also raises money to support many programs that benefit low-income and uninsured patients. 0last_img read more