One year after dropping from top dog to bronze medalist, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business was named the best graduate business school in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. U.S. News touted the school’s post-graduation employment rate — 83.6 percent of full-time program graduates are employed — and “the largest alumni network in the country” as two of the key reasons it ranked the University City institution ahead of its peers. President Donald Trump is one of those Wharton alumni, though he graduated from the school’s undergraduate program, not its graduate program. Trump received a degree in finance and graduated in 1968. Last year’s full-time enrollment at Wharton, the ranking says, was comprised of 1,742 students, 56.3 percent of whom (or roughly 981) were male and 43.7 percent of whom (or roughly 761) were female. According to U.S. News, another Wharton perk is the ability … [Read more...] about Wharton reclaims top business school title in U.S. News’ latest rankings
Theresa May is to set out her 'Plan B' for Brexit this afternoon after cross-party talks fell flat. It is believed she will try to resolve concerns over the sticking point of the Irish backstop, aimed at avoiding a hard border in Ireland. However, it is not clear how she intends to achieve this. Following the crushing defeat of her agreement with Brussels, the Prime Minister will make oral and written statements to the House explaining how she intends to proceed. She will also table a "neutral" motion today that will be debated and voted on, along with any amendments tabled by MPs, on January 29. Government sources said she would be holding further talks with MPs, as well as business leaders and trade unionists, throughout the week in an attempt to find a way forward. But after she briefed the Cabinet in a conference call on Sunday about her first round of cross-party contacts last week, there was little expectation she was ready to offer concessions that could win over … [Read more...] about Brexit news latest: Theresa May to set out ‘plan B’
THERESA May has stunned her European counterparts by failing to make any new Brexit demands - despite her own plan being overwhelmingly rejected by MPs. It's been reported the under-fire PM left EU diplomats in a state of "disbelief" by not changing her doomed stance in the light of the humiliating loss. Mrs May suffered the biggest Commons defeat in history on Tuesday night when her Brexit deal was rejected by a thumping 230 votes. However, the Telegraph reports the Tory leader seems to be sticking to her guns and has since issued the "same set of demands" from the EU. Her requests are believed to still focus around either a binding time-limit for the Irish backstop; a right for Britain to unilaterally withdraw, or a commitment to an agreed trade deal before 2021. These demands were firmly rejected by the EU in December after leaders expressed doubts they would be backed by Westminster. It was the same old story - the same set of demands - all unchanged despite the … [Read more...] about Brexit news latest – Theresa May leaves EU leaders in ‘disbelief’ as she ‘fails to make any new Brexit demands’ since Commons defeat
Updated 2:25 pm CDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 Mourners line up during the public viewing before the funeral of Botham Shem Jean at the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Richardson, Texas. He was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer in his apartment last week in Dallas. (Shaban Athuman//The Dallas Morning News via AP) (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP) less Mourners line up during the public viewing before the funeral of Botham Shem Jean at the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Richardson, Texas. He was shot and killed by a ... more Photo: Shaban Athuman, AP Allison Jean, mother of Botham Shem Jean,, front, leaves after viewing her son's body before the funeral service for Botham Shem at the Greenville Avenue Church of Christ on Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Richardson, Texas. He was shot and killed by a Dallas … [Read more...] about The Latest: Man killed by officer remembered at funeral
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: September 13, 2018 at 12:06 pm | UPDATED: September 13, 2018 at 12:09 pm Even for the famously outspoken, politically provocative Susan Sarandon, the actress had a busy, outrage-packed Wednesday. During the course of a single day, the Oscar winner generated a number of headlines describing how she was feuding again with Debra Messing, aggravating Donald Trump critics and offending the mother of James Foley by starring in a new movie that appears to heavily borrow details from the slain journalist’s life and death. And this was all happening as Sarandon was rolling out the new movie, “Viper Club.” YouTube is releasing the original feature theatrically in order to make a push for Oscar or Golden Globes nominations, according to Variety. Sarandon, in the plum role as an anxious mother based on Foley’s mother would definitely be part of any “For your consideration” campaign. … [Read more...] about So much for Susan Sarandon’s latest Oscar chances?