MBA program rises in rankings

first_imgThis month, U.S. News & World Report ranked Mendoza’s Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program 23rd in the United States, a four-spot increase from last year’s ranking. The MBA program also rose to No. 6 in The Economist’s ranking of “potential to network,” another four-spot increase.According to its website, U.S. News & World Report considers a given MBA program’s selectivity, the grades and test scores of its students and other business school administrators’ ratings of the program, as well as job placement, starting salary and bonus and company recruiters’ ratings. Notre Dame’s MBA program, which offers one- and two-year programs, tied for its No. 23 spot with Georgetown University’s McDonough School.Patrick Perrella, director of MBA Career Development, said the U.S. News & World Report’s rankings in part reflect the program’s continuing emphasis on careers, including last year’s institution of a for-credit professional development course. He said for the last two years, the program has achieved its goals of having more than 80 percent of MBA students accept a job by the time they graduate and having more than 90 percent secure a job within three months of graduation. He said MBA graduates’ average starting salary has risen for the past three years.“The message that we get back from recruiters about our students once they’ve gotten into their roles is that they’re willing to get their hands dirty,” Perrella said. “They’re problem-solvers. They’re not job jumpers, which I think is important, because recruiting a student costs a lot of money, so once you get them you want to keep them for a good while.The biggest compliment they give us, though, is that most of them keep coming back to recruit our MBAs. Our MBAs are going into these firms and they’re being successful and the companies are coming back for repeat business.”Notre Dame’s MBA program has the No. 38 spot in The Economist’s “Which MBA?” ranking, released March 6, but it is ranked no. 6 in the “potential to network” category. According to its website, the rankings, which include schools outside the U.S., consider the student-alumni ratio, the number of countries with alumni clubs and students’ own perceptions of the network. According to a University press release detailing the Economist’s ranking, Notre Dame has 267 alumni clubs in 40 countries.“That’s one of the great things about Notre Dame,” Perrella said. “People think of us as, ‘you’re in the Notre Dame family and I want to help everyone that’s in the family,’ and I think that reflects in this ranking.“There’s 134,000 Notre Dame alumni out there in the world, and I think that no. 6 ranking reflects the fact that when our students and our alumni reach out to folks in the Notre Dame family, they get a response, and that doesn’t happen at a lot of other schools.”Tags: Master’s of Business Administration, MBA, mendoza college of business, rankings, The Economist, U.S. News & World Reportlast_img read more

Sand Festival – a logical and phenomenal tourist story that is a great addition to the Nin story

first_imgPhoto: Marin Stulić, Nin Tourist Board The long natural sandy beaches of Nina are one of its trademarks and an impressive image that is remembered by all who have been here at least once, and the total length of Nin beaches is as much as 8 kilometers, while the longest and most famous among them is 3 kilometers long, sandy Queen’s Beach. Find out more about the magic that comes and goes, ie about the 5th Sand Festival here The Sand Festival is so logical and a phenomenal tourist story that is a great addition to the Nin story. The Tourist Board of the City of Nin will again this year hold a Sand Festival where towers and sculptures made of quality Nin sand will be built under the guidance of artists and sculptors. It is the two world-famous Queen’s Beach and Ždrijac Beach, otherwise perfect places for families with small children, places of unusual encounters between bathers and builders. With their skills, they will create new sand structures on August 18, in the early morning hours from 08 am until the evaluation at 7 am, as a result of their creativity and imagination. Visitors will be able to relax and play creating their own art in the form of Nin monuments or some form hidden in their mind. The most beautiful sculptures will be awarded, and the organizers will take care of good fun and relaxation on the beaches of the royal city of Nin. Building sand towers with children is an emotion and an experience to remember. And when we add other phenomenal sculptures by artists to the whole story, we have a great tourist story and content. It is these “little” unforgettable experiences that we remember the most and that is the essence of tourism. Apart from the famous cultural and historical heritage, the town of Nin is rich in natural resources, among which stand out long natural sandy beaches.last_img read more

Reaction runs gamut following Frye’s Northern SportMod title

first_imgBELLEVILLE, Kan. ­– After an uncharacteristic 2014, Tyler Frye got back into a chassis he’d had so much success with in the past.The result was 33 feature wins, three track titles and his career first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national crown.“After last year, there was a huge feeling of relief. We were all in shock for a while,” Frye admit­ted. “We were pretty sure we’d won the national championship but it was nerve wracking waiting for the official call from IMCA.”The Belleville, Kan., clipper had averaged better than 20 feature wins each of the five previous seasons before winning just 14 times last year.“We used the same shocks and setup that we had before but we just never got the car to work for us,” he explained. “So we went back to a DMR by BMS car this year, ran second on opening night of Spring Nationals at Beatrice and won the second night. We knew we were onto something and just had to fine tune it a little.”After getting his 10th win in late May, at U.S. 30 Speedway, Frye and his team began a more ear­nest pursuit of the national title.“What we’ve always done is make sure we didn’t have any mechanical DNFs. The time you spend in the shop is as important as when you’re on the track,” said Frye. “We checked every single nut and bolt every night and that paid off for us in the end.”The attention to detail paid off with his single-season career best feature win total – Frye leads all drivers in the division with 156 for his career – and track championships at Oberlin Speedway, Thunder Hill Speedway and U.S. 30.“Looking back at everything I accomplished, I owe a lot to my dad, family and a lot of friends,” he said. “I wouldn’t have been able to drive a race car without everything they’ve done for me.”A 13-time winner at Columbus, Frye won another nine outings at Mayetta and six shows at Be­atrice.“One of the highlights of the season has to be getting my 30th win (on Aug. 30) at U.S. 30,” Frye said. “That was something I’d never done before so it was special to pick that up for the first time.”He ended the point season with back-to-back wins at Fall Nationals in Beatrice, then continued his special events streak with a career fifth Fall Nationals title at RPM Speedway before sweeping Thunder on the Hill features at Mayetta the following weekend.“I was able to win races three weeks in a row that you’re usually just happy to qualify for,” Frye said. “I don’t know if we could finish the season any better. The only way I could do that is by win­ning the Duel in the Desert at Las Vegas.”While there’s been scuttlebutt about what division he’ll be racing in, Frye made it clear that noth­ing has been set in stone for 2016.“We haven’t decided anything. The Modified is a wait and see,” he said. “Right now we want to enjoy what we accomplished this season.”Starts-60 … Wins-33 … Additional Top Fives-21HIS CREW: Wife Diana, son Trevin, father Troy and stepmother Berdina Frye, Dave Wilber and Stacy Saip.HIS SPONSORS: Belleville Motorsports, the Vanous family, KR92 Radio, Purple Splash, Jensen Earthworks, Tammy Frye, Jensen Ag Service and Wicked by Design, all of Belleville; BSB Manufacturing of Wellington; Jeff Cyphers of Concordia; EngineQuest of Las Vegas, Nev.; Stephenville Starter of Stephenville, Texas; Sample Rac­ing Transmissions of Hastings, Neb.; Fisher Race Engines of Oshkosh, Wis.; the Myers family of Axtell, Neb.; Jake Olmstead of Kearney, Neb.; Hoops Seed of Byron, Neb.; Icon Pistons of Carson City, Nev.; High Velocity Heads of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Dirt Defender Mud Plugs of Red Oak, Texas.last_img read more

HMRC stats reflect changing regulatory dynamics of UK Gambling

first_imgShare Camelot aims for ‘Big September’ supporting a high street recovery August 26, 2020 Submit Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published its national statistics update on duties generated by the industry’s seven different tax verticals – Bingo Duty, Gaming Duty, General Betting Duty (GBD), Lottery Duty, Machine Games Duty (MGD), Pool Betting Duty (PBD) and Remote Gaming Duty (RGD).Reporting betting & gaming tax statistics for the six month period of April-to-September 2019, HMRC reports a provisional 0.5% increase in ‘industry receipts’ to £1.46 billion against 2018 comparatives.A breakdown of tax duties collected by vertical highlights the changing regulatory dynamics between UK incumbents and the government, as the sector adjusts to a higher 21% (previous 15%) tax rate on Remote Gaming Duty (RGD) enforced on online casino disciplines.Tracking against its 2018/19 financial year comparatives, HMRC details that RGD has increased by 26% to £330 million, with the department underlining that growth could be ‘potentially linked to the increased 21% rate’ triggered on 1 April 2019.On a current basis, RGD increases see online casino taxes become the HMRC’s second-highest tax-generating vertical. It contributed a provisional 23% of industry of receipts, surpassing Machine Betting (MGD – 18%) & General Betting (GBD – 19%) share of gambling-related duties.The growth and significance of remote casino duties are further underlined as HMRC have only tracked and recorded RGD as a unique industry vertical since April 2015.RGD’s year-to-date growth is set against an anticipated 24% decrease in MGD provisional receipts to £270 million (2018: £358 million), likely to be attributed to the government’s enforced FOBTs £2 stake cut – also triggered on 1 April 2019.Competing against ‘record year’ 2018/2019 financial comparatives featuring FIFA Russia 2018 metrics (total GBD £620 million), HMRC anticipates an anticipated11% decrease in betting duties to £274 million.UK lottery duties are tracking at £471 million, contributing to 32% of industry receipts, with HMRC detailing that it’s provisional total’ for September 2019 recorded £91 million – the second-highest generating month since it began monitoring UK lottery activities in November 1994.Further November regulatory updates saw the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) remind licensed incumbents of their responsibilities in providing transparent reporting of contributions attached to the funding of research gambling harm prevention and treatment, as part of the Commission’s 2020 regulatory agenda. UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020last_img read more

FA Cup: Edin Džeko Made Two Goals and One Assist Against Blackburn

first_imgB&H football player Edin Džeko scored two goals against Blackburn in the match of the third round of the FA Cup at Etihad, and assisted his teammate, ensuring a victory for City with a final score of 5:0. City entered the fourth round, and Džeko was named the best player of the game.Džeko began playing from the start of the game, and in the 67th minute scored, and City led with a score of 3:0.Six minutes after he scored a goal, Džeko assisted Aguero, who scored, making it 4:0. Then, in the 79th minute, Džeko made his second goal of the game for the final score of 5:0 and City made it to the next round.11 days ago at Ewood Park, Blackburn and City drew 1-1 in the third round of the FA Cup, and they will play again tonight at Etihad.Video: read more