Oxford produces more millionaires than any other UK university

first_imgDespite missing out to Cambridge this year in some national and international university rankings, Oxford has redeemed itself in a study that shows it produces more millionaires than any other institution in the United Kingdom.Research by Elite Traveler magazine and wealth consultancy firm WealthInsight pegged Oxford as the fourth-largest producer of millionaire alumni in the world, behind US institutions Harvard, University of Pennsylvania and Stanford.Cambridge and the University of London also placed inside the top 15 universities worldwide, the former just edging out the latter on the list. The United States dominated the list, with every other spot in the top ten going to universities there.There is some question over the extent to which measures like this can be used as litmus tests for graduate earnings as a whole: the Guardian and Complete University Guide rank Cambridge higher in ‘graduate prospects’ and ‘career after six months’ respectively.Oxford’s wealthy students have made headlines before, with 44.4 per cent of students admitted in 2015 having attended independent schools, suggesting that Oxford may already hold an advantage in wealth accumulation over other universities in Britain.Previous research into billionaire graduates has shown similar results, with nine of the top top ten universities with the most billionaire graduates in the United States, along with Cambridge.A report by the Intergenerational Foundation in July found that the £400,000 lifetime earnings boost often touted as the payoff for tuition fees in the British university system could only be achievable by Oxbridge graduates.The full list of universities ranked by millionaire graduates can be found here.last_img read more

Air Quality Forecast For Vanderburgh County

first_imgOzoneAir Quality IndexNA*NA*NA*NA*NA* Fine Particulate(0-23 CST avg)Air Quality IndexmoderatemoderatemoderatemoderateNA* Air quality forecasts for Evansville and Vanderburgh County are provided as a public service.  They are best estimates of predicted pollution levels that can be used as a guide so people can modify their activities and reduce their exposure to air quality conditions that may affect their health.  The forecasts are routinely made available at least a day in advance, and are posted by 10:30 AM Evansville time on Monday (for Tuesday through Thursday) and Thursday (for Friday through Monday).  When atmospheric conditions are uncertain or favor pollution levels above the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, forecasts are made on a daily basis.Ozone forecasts are available from mid-April through September 30th.  Fine particulate (PM2.5) forecasts are available year round. * Not Available and/or Conditions Uncertain.Air Quality Action DaysOzone Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when maximum ozone readings averaged over a period of eight hours are forecasted to reach 71 parts per billion (ppb), or unhealthy for sensitive groups on the USEPA Air Quality Index scale.Particulate Alerts are issued by the Evansville EPA when PM2.5 readings averaged over the period of midnight to midnight are forecasted to reach 35 micrograms per meter cubed (µg/m3).Current conditions of OZONE and FINE PARTICULATE MATTER are available in near real-time on the Indiana Department of Environment Management’s website.National and regional maps of current conditions are available through USEPA AIRNow.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharecenter_img Ozone(peak 8-hr avg)(expected)NA*NA*NA*NA*NA* FridayFebruary 17SaturdayFebruary 18SundayFebruary 19MondayFebruary 20TuesdayFebruary 21last_img read more

ELN Leader Alias Uriel Neutralized in Colombia

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo December 08, 2020 During a joint operation, the Colombian Military Forces and the National Police neutralized on October 25, 2020, Andrés Felipe Vanegas Londoño, alias Uriel, a leader of the National Liberation Army (ELN, in Spanish) who was identified as the third commander of the western war front.“One of the most visible figures of that terrorist organization has fallen,” said Colombian President Iván Duque, who announced the payment of $130,000 that his government was offering as a reward for information leading to the criminal’s capture. “Uriel was responsible for kidnappings, murder of social leaders, persecution and harassment against citizens, and the murder of soldiers and police officers.”On October 25, the Armed Forces General Command said that Uriel had taken responsibility for the attack against the General Santander National Police Academy on January 17, 2019, where 22 agents died.“He was a criminal whose goal was to destabilize […] through acts of violence, vandalism, and terrorism, which he carried out using, in addition to weapons and lethal instruments, social networks as a communication and propaganda platform at the national and international level to advocate for crime, spread criminal activities, and challenge the Colombian State,” Colombian Minister of Defense Carlos Holmes Trujillo said.“In 2018, he began using social networks. This path led the Military Forces to place him at five locations on the Chocó coast,” said General Oscar Atehortúa, National Police director, who recognized as key the information obtained “from some students and radical groups, mainly in Bogotá, Medellín, and Pereira.” Uriel received young people from these cities and induced them to join the ELN’s urban cells.“The neutralization of this leader makes a significant contribution to reducing the forced recruitment of minors in the most vulnerable communities of Chocó, mainly indigenous populations, as he was the leader of the ELN’s Political School for Youth,” the Colombian Army indicated in a statement.last_img read more

Area Track Stars Compete In The State Finals @ IU

first_imgThe Indiana High School Track State Finals took at The Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex at Indiana University in Bloomington.The Boys events took place on Friday (6-5) while The Girls event was on Saturday (6-6).For our area boys, East Central’s Nathan Corn placed in the Top 10 in The Pole Vault placing 9th, Batesville’s Pete Heil was 19th in The 300 Hurdles, and North Decatur’s Evan Wallpe took 26th in The Discus Throw.For our area girls, Greensburg’s Arieaunna Hampton placed in the Top 5 in The High Jump finishing 5th.Congratulations to our area Track Athletes from Country 103.9 WRBI.Courtesy of the IHSAA.last_img

IHOC : Missed scoring opportunities cost Syracuse in loss to Robert Morris

first_imgAs time trickled out on the Syracuse five-on-three power play late in the third period, head coach Paul Flanagan flailed his head away from the ice in disgust.The Orange, in desperate need of an offensive spark, wasted a two-man advantage and gave itself little hope of climbing back into the game.‘A lot of times when you score you take it for granted,’ Flanagan said. ‘When it’s five-on-three we should score every time. And it’s deflating because we tried to be too precise with the puck rather than getting it on net and banging away in front of the net. Those were the types of opportunities we didn’t take advantage of today.’Syracuse (9-18-3, 0-5-3 College Hockey America) squandered plenty of goal-scoring chances against Robert Morris (16-8-2, 5-2-1 CHA) on Saturday and fell 5-2 to the Colonials in front of 341 at Tennity Ice Pavilion in SU’s final home game of the season. The Orange’s frequent inconsistencies left Flanagan scratching his head in disbelief as the players were unable to rally around the emotions of senior day and snag their first conference win. SU also fell Friday to Robert Morris, 4-3.Saturday’s result against the Colonials marked SU’s third straight loss against a conference opponent and fifth overall. At this point in the season, Flanagan said he isn’t as worried about playing the probable No. 1 seed Mercyhurst in the CHA tournament, as he is worried about fixing a handful of mistakes that plagued the Orange this past weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFinishing plays was one of those areas of difficulty. The SU forwards skated deep inside the Colonials zone countless times, made a good one-time pass and then were either smothered by the defensive pressure or denied by goaltender Kristen DiCiocco.And the few times that the Orange forwards did get a clear path to shoot, no one was able to corral the puck for the rebound putback in front of the net.‘The scoring hasn’t been going our way, and it all comes down to a few plays that we should’ve made,’ senior Megan Skelly said. ‘It’s very stressful for us when we hit the post or miss an empty net when we shoot because these are plays that usually make or break games during our season.’Syracuse had a prime chance to extend its slim one-goal lead midway through the first period. Freshman Kaillie Goodnough sliced her way past two Colonial defenders, fired a wrist shot from inside the right circle and saw her shot trickle in front of the net after being deflected by DiCiocco. Then Sam Press was in perfect position to hammer home the rebound, but hesitated slightly and tried to force a weak shot past DiCiocco, who saved it easily.Plain and simple, SU faltered on its scoring chances because of poor puck possession. The Colonials did an excellent job at controlling time of possession throughout the game. RMU used crisp passes to help spread out the Syracuse defense, throwing SU’s 2-3 defensive scheme off-balance.Junior Holly Carrie-Mattimoe said that because defenders were spread out around the ice, the Orange couldn’t execute its aggressive style of defense, called forecheck. As a result, the players couldn’t get any initial pressure on the forwards, which allowed Robert Morris to pick away at the Syracuse zone.Penalties also limited the Orange attack Saturday and left the defense vulnerable. SU combined for only 10 penalty minutes, but each infraction became more costly as players continued struggling to score. The Colonials made Syracuse pay for its lack of discipline, scoring twice on the power play to put the game out of reach.‘We saw a lot of penalty kills, especially in the second period,’ Skelly said. ‘It’s very difficult to get offense going when you’re constantly on the penalty kill and the lines are getting all messed up. Staying out of the box has to be one of our major concerns.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on February 5, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more