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Baltimore Choral Arts presents a Free Community Sing

first_imgBaltimore Choral Arts and the Community Concert Choir of Baltimore, under the direction of Dr. Marco Merrick, in collaboration with Northside Baptist Church are hosting a free Community Sing of spirituals and gospel music on October 13 at 7pm.  All attendees are welcome to participate in the music-making. Tickets are not required for the event, and seating will be first-come, first-served. Visit www.baltimorechoralarts.com for more information.last_img

Tourist boat capsizes in storm killing 17 in Missouri

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=a7617b59&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=128&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=a7617b59&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Divers on Friday pulled the last bodies from the wreckage of a “duck boat” that sank a day earlier during a storm in a lake near a popular Missouri destination, killing 17 people in one of the deadliest U.S. tourist incidents in years.The World War Two-style amphibious vehicle was filled with 31 passengers including children when a microburst storm hit Table Rock Lake outside Branson, Missouri. A video of the incident showed it battered by waves.Duck boats have been involved in a string of deadly incidents that have killed more than three dozen people across the United States over the past two decades, by drowning and in crashes on land.Wendy Doucey, an office manager at the Stone County sheriff’s office, said divers on Friday morning recovered the last four bodies from the sunken duck boat, 80 feet (24 m) under water.“It’s important that we find out for sure what events did occur,” Missouri Governor Michael Parson said at a Friday morning news conference. “Today it’s just still early.”The incident began around 7 p.m. (0000 GMT) on Thursday after thunderstorms rolled through the area, when two duck boats were out on the lake, officials said. Both headed back to shore but only one made it.“From what I understand there was life jackets in the duck,” Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader told the press conference. He declined to say whether passengers had been wearing them.The National Transportation Safety Board and U.S. Coast Guard are investigating, officials said. Rader noted that the boat’s captain survived the sinking but the driver did not.Officials did not comment on the identities or ages of the other people who drowned.‘NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THIS’Rick Kettles, the owner of the Lakeside Resort General Store and Restaurant, said he had never before seen conditions on Table Rock Lake like Thursday’s.“I am 54 and I started coming here when I was 6 or 7 years old. I have been on my lake most of my life and I have never seen it like this,” Kettles said. “I am trying to figure out why the boats were out there. I don’t get it, having a captain’s licence myself.”A microburst is a severe, localised wind gust, blasting down from a thunderstorm, typically covering an area less than 2.5 miles (4 km) in diameter and lasting less than five minutes.The company that owned the duck boat, Ripley Entertainment, said it was working with families of the victims.“Our number one priority is the families and our employees that were affected,” spokeswoman Suzanne Smagala-Potts said on Thursday.Table Rock Lake is a 67-square-mile (174 sq km) reservoir on the White River.Duck vehicles are modelled on the landing craft used in the D-Day invasion and used on sightseeing tours around the world.Thirteen people died in 1999 when the duck boat they were riding near Hot Springs, Arkansas, sank suddenly. Following that incident, the NTSB warned the boats’ canopy roofs presented a hazard, making it difficult for people, even those wearing a life jacket, to escape when the craft begins to sink.“You drown if you do, you drown if you don’t,” said Robert Mongeluzzi, a Philadelphia lawyer who has represented victims of other duck boat disasters.The company that builds ducks, Ride the Ducks International LLC, agreed in 2016 to pay a $1 million fine after one of the vehicles collided with a bus in Seattle, killing five international students.The company admitted to failing to comply with U.S. vehicle manufacturing rules.Two tourists died in Philadelphia in 2010 when the duck boat they were riding in was struck by a tugboat on the Delaware River.Branson is a family-friendly tourist destination whose attractions include “Dolly Parton’s Stampede” dinner theatre, the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai and a Titanic museum with a model of the sunken vessel’s front half.WhatsApplast_img read more

Virginia Techs Director of MBA Programs Answers 5 Questions

first_imgVirginia Tech’s Director of MBA Programs Answers 5 Questions In our latest installment of the MetroMBA “5 Questions” series, we speak with Dana Hansson, the Director of MBA Programs at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business. Hansson talks about the school’s culture, the faculty, and the networking opportunities available for students.How would you describe the culture of Virginia Tech Pamplin?“We are a community of professionals seeking greater opportunities through learning and networking.  Our faculty scholars love to teach graduate students and build relationships,” says Hansson. “Our student body is engaged, curious and supportive.  Our MBA program is flexible, allowing you to choose the pace, which meets your lifestyle and select courses to expand your horizons.”According to Dean Robert Sumichrast, “Pamplin has large and expanding programs in Northern Virginia, including our MBA and other planned programs that take advantage of the business and government environment of the Washington metro area.”What type of student is the best fit for Pamplin’s MBA program (career goals, experience, interests, etc)?“Pamplin MBA students have professional experience and are ready to take the step in their career, be that seeking a promotion at their employer, shifting from one sector to another or making a pivot to something new such as launching a business concept,” explains Hansson. “Our students are service oriented, embracing the ‘Ut Prosim: That I May Serve at Virginia Tech,’ with many having military service. They enjoy the large and active alumni base, feeling a part of something dynamic.” Speaking of military service, MBA students with a military background looking to transition to a civilian career or move up the ranks will find lots of support at Virginia Tech. A few of the benefits provided include:Military application fee waiver.There are Student Affairs specialists available to liaison with the VA on your behalf.Financial aid is available including Post 9/11 help.Alumni and current students can speak with you about their experience.If there was just one piece of advice you could give to an MBA applicant considering Pamplin, what would it be?“Do your due diligence as you explore programs; learn the basics of the program, talk to current students, alumni of the program and faculty,” Hansson encourages. “You will be making a large investment in time and money, as well that from your significant others and employers, so make sure you have chosen the best program to meet your needs.”Dana Hansson, the Director of MBA Programs.To help you with your research, Pamplin regularly hosts information sessions all about their MBA programs.March 13: Evening MBA Information Session (Northern Virginia Center)March 14: All MBA Programs Information Session (online)April 9: Evening MBA Information Session (Northern Virginia Center)April 17: All MBA Programs Information Session (online)How accessible are Pamplin professors? Can you give an example?“MBA program faculty reside in Northern Virginia and have weekly office hours, and are available to meet you at your convenience,” Hansson says.  “Emails work well too.”In terms of faculty and staff, Pamplin is a very small college. This makes it a rather intimate experience. In addition, the school recently appointed “some of the most promising new and accomplished faculty from around the world,” says Dean Sumichrast. He admitted that this was an “intentional change” to increase diversity, raise expectations, and improve faculty research and teaching.In particular, the school has made prominent strides toward diversity. Among faculty, the percentage of underrepresented minorities is now 16 percent from 0 percent four years ago.Sumichrast also states, in the same speech, that the college is a very open and friendly environment, “An important part of community is becoming more welcoming and inclusive of everyone, and we have become more welcoming,” he says.What club would you recommend for a student to check out and why?“As our MBA program is a part-time offering, our students are busy with life and work,” Hansson explains. “Clubs are not available. However, we offer several networking and alumni mentoring opportunities each semester.”In regards to networking, the MBA Career Network, launched in 2014, is an opportunity to match MBA students with alumni volunteers. And with a vast Hokie Nation to choose from, there are many mentoring opportunities across Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Roanoke.As for opportunities beyond clubs, Evening MBA students can choose to participate in a study abroad course to gain international experience. This two-week study abroad portion, allows students to visit several multinational and international corporations, local businesses, and cultural venues. RelatedThe 5 Best DC Part-Time MBA ProgramsThe necessity of continuing to work while pursuing an MBA is a reality for many students. Part-time programs, built to fit into work and family schedules, are an increasingly sought after format for the MBA. The DMV metro area is home to some of the top part-time MBAs in the…March 21, 2019In “Baltimore”Friday News Roundup – Lehigh’s New Head of Executive Education, Ethics at VT, and MoreLet’s take a look at some of the biggest stories from this week, including the all new Wharton FinTech Center. Lehigh Announces New Head of Executive Education – Lehigh University News Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics has announced the appointment of Alison McGrath Peirce as Director of the…March 22, 2019In “Chicago”5 Questions With Imran Kanga, Rotman’s MBA Director of AdmissionsIn our latest installment of the MetroMBA “5 Questions” series, we speak with Imran Kanga, Director of Recruitment & Admissions of the full-time MBA program at the Toronto Rotman School of Management. Kanga discusses what students should know before applying and the culture of the program. What type of MBA student…January 31, 2019In “5 Questions” regions: Washington, DCcenter_img About the AuthorKelly Vo    Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and personal development.View more posts by Kelly Vo Last Updated Feb 21, 2019 by Kelly VoFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail last_img read more