The pediatrics department at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has defended its top position yet again in the new U.S. News & World Report rankings.The department, part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, has been ranked the best in the United States for the seventh year in a row, according to the web site. Announced in its annual listing of the best medical schools and other graduate programs, this recognition marks the 16th consecutive year that CHOP has been ranked first or second in the nation. The hospital also earned top rankings in two other pediatric specialties: diabetes and endocrinology, and urology. RELATED READ: Penn's Perelman School of Medicine receives another top 10 rankingAdditionally, CHOP ranked third overall in the rankings for the nation's best children’s hospital honor roll. For the fourth year in a row, CHOP, Harvard University and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine were … [Read more...] about CHOP ranked best pediatrics department in the U.S.
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0 Have your say Joe Seddon, 21, is determined to level the playing field for state school students hoping to attend Oxbridge – and has already helped dozens to get in. Chris Burn reports. When Joe Seddon made his way down from Yorkshire to Oxford for his interview to attend the oldest and perhaps most-respected university in the English-speaking world, he says it was almost like arriving on a different planet. “I had never been to Oxford before and the ambience of the place is very inspiring but also daunting. It felt like a very alien environment,” he recalls. “You walk into this room with three very grand Oxford dons and if you are not properly prepared, you can’t really put your best foot forward. If you have gone to private school, you will have got the confidence to deal with that situation instilled in you from a very young age and you know how to give a good account of yourself.”Seddon, who grew up in a single-parent … [Read more...] about Meet the 21-year-old from Yorkshire giving hundreds of state school students the secrets of how to get into Oxbridge
Michael Hodges The Detroit News Published 3:50 PM EST Feb 13, 2019 What do you do when you and your wife have collected 600 works of art, much of which you have to keep in storage? Easy — you acquire 4,000 square feet near Detroit's Cass Technical High School and open a gallery named Collected Detroit. Then you mount "Detroit in the World: Selections from a Detroit Art Connoisseur's Collection," which is up through Feb. 28. Some 300 pieces from 150 artists, both local and international, are represented in this sprawling, deeply interesting exhibition, all drawn from the collection of Charles and Susie Duquet, who own the gallery. Duquet, a gregarious guy with a black-and-gray ponytail, says a friend initially advised the Bloomfield Hills residents to open their gallery in Troy. But Duquet wasn't having it. "I said, ‘No – I want that thrill of being in Detroit.’ And now my friend agrees," he added, "seeing how many people … [Read more...] about ‘Detroit in the World’ showcased at new gallery
President Trump added a line to his State of the Union address, saying that he wants legal migrants “in the largest numbers ever” to come into the United States. The ad-libbed line echoes Trump’s repeated rhetorical support for the immigration of skilled workers — even though it also contradicts his 2016 campaign theme, his Inauguration Day promise of “Hire American,” his 2018 proposed “Four Pillars” immigration reforms, and his State of the Union boast he is raising wages for his blue-collar supporters.But the inconsistency of his “largest numbers” ad-lib and his “wages are rising” boast reflects a commonplace dodge by politicians. Politicians face contradictory pressures every day from investors who demand cheap workers and from voters who want higher wages. The easiest and most common dodge by politicians is to hide behind the law, to pretend that roughly 12 million illegal migrants have a hugely … [Read more...] about Trump Boasts About Rising Wages, Yet Welcomes Immigration ‘in the Largest Numbers Ever’
The Washington Post Published 8:30 pm PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Twelve people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a crowded bar late Wednesday in Southern California, including a sheriff's deputy who had rushed inside to help. Here are the stories of some of the victims. - - - Sean Adler, 48 Sean Adler had his heart set on becoming a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, according to a story about him in the Simi Valley Acorn newspaper. But then he had a heart attack after running a couple of miles during academy training last year. So at 48, according to the Acorn, he chased a new dream: becoming an entrepreneur. He and a business partner opened a coffee shop in Simi Valley, California. Less than a month ago, Rivalry Roasters held its grand opening. "When you're passionate about what you do, it doesn't feel like work; that's what Rivalry Roasters is for me," Adler told the Valley Acorn last month. "It's not always easy to make ends meet, … [Read more...] about The 12 lives lost in the California bar shooting