Disabled campaigners and their allies have called

first_imgDisabled campaigners and their allies have called on the transport secretary to restore “vital” government funding for projects to improve access to rail stations across England, Wales and Scotland.In a letter signed by more than 50 organisations, Transport for All (TfA) – which campaigns for an accessible transport system – calls on Chris Grayling to restore tens of millions of pounds of funding for the Access for All scheme that has been deferred by the government.The letter says that deferring half of all planned Access for All projects means that the “already slow progress on rail access has all but ground to a halt”.The decision by the chair of Network Rail – later rubber-stamped by Grayling – to cut Access for All funding for 2014-19 from £102 million to £55 million, with the rest carried over to 2019-24, was first revealed by Disability News Service last year.The letter has been sent as Grayling is due today (Thursday) to announce future levels of Network Rail funding, which TfA says provides an “opportunity to get things back on track”.But the department’s Accessibility Action Plan, published in August, pledges only that the government will deliver funding already announced – including the deferred funding – in full, and that it will “continue to seek to extend the Access for All programme further in the future”.The letter calls on Grayling to instead “invest in the potential of Deaf and disabled people” and reverse the decision to defer the Access for All funding, as well as commit to further Access for All funding after 2020 through “an ambitious long-term plan for making our railways fully accessible”.It tells Grayling that it is an “injustice” for Deaf, disabled and older people to be “locked out of our rail network”, and that accessible stations also benefit parents with buggies, dog-owners and people with luggage.The letter says government figures show that any money spent improving rail accessibility pays back nearly three times that amount in economic benefits, while an accessible station can mean “the difference between work and unemployment, a lifeline to friends and family or isolation”.The Transport for All letter has been signed by disabled people’s organisations including Inclusion London, Disability Sheffield, Ealing Centre for Independent Living, Kingston Centre for Independent Living, People First (Self Advocacy), Regard, Shaping Our Lives, Asian People’s Disability Alliance and Real.They say that nearly 80 per cent of rail stations across the UK do not have full step-free access, while many others do not have the other necessary access features such as tactile paving, audio-visual information and induction loops that enable Deaf and disabled people to use them.A Department for Transport spokeswoman said: “We take the issue of accessibility across all modes of transport very seriously and are continuing to improve station access through the Access for All programme and other major projects.“By 2019 at least 75 per cent of all journeys will be from stations with step-free access.“The Accessibility Action Plan is the next step in a much-needed dialogue with disabled people, carers, transport providers and local authorities to identify new ways to improve travel. “We also secured commitments from the rail industry earlier this year to help make journeys better for disabled people.”last_img read more

Shrimp boat runs aground along Holden Beach coast

first_img Boat Captain, Virgil Coleman said he got in trouble around 4 p.m. Thursday.“He was drifting in real close to shore which looked strange,” Ison said. “And then suddenly from drifting in he just edged on in to the beach.”Coleman said he, along with another person had just started shrimping when the winds caused a net to get stuck in the boat’s propeller. The current winds pushed the boat closer to shore overnight and eventually beached the ship on the east end of the island.Related Article: Silver Alert issued for missing Holden Beach woman“I feel bad for the captain cause we’re all just standing right here, just staring, and he’s trying to figure out how to get his boat out,” tourist, Deborah Driggers said.Coleman told WWAY he called a towing company but their boats able to pull Big Earl were broken. Coleman said his friend was supposed to come help this afternoon but never showed.“What I hope happens is he’s able to get a big boat, pull him off, tow him in, and the damage will be minimal,” Ison said.People on the beach brought Coleman food and water throughout the day.“I was hunting a parking space and when I turned around and started walking here I could see the top of the shrimp boat coming over the hill,” Driggers said. “I’m like oh man I just hate it for him.”After being on the water for two days now, Coleman said he just wants to go home.“I hope it don’t happen to him again because the poor fella won’t ever live it down if it happens again,” Driggers said.As of now the only damage to Big Earl is the net they had to cut off the propeller.Coleman said they will try again Saturday morning around 5 a.m. to get the boat back out to sea.Click HERE to read the latest. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — What started as a normal day on the job turned into a bit of nightmare for one shrimp boat captain. Big Earl, the shrimp boat, washed up on the beach in Holden Beach.“It reminds me of Blackbeard Queen Anne’s Revenge,” tourist, Duke Ison said.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Delia to meet Gozitan PN members on Friday

first_imgPartit Nazzjonalista (PN) leader Adrian Delia will be addressing a meeting with PN members in Gozo on Friday. This meeting will take place in a moment in time where a number of PN MPs are waiting for Delia to decide whether he will be resigning or not from the leadership of the party.Newsbook.com.mt is informed that Gozitan PN members have received a message that is urging them to attend the meeting on Friday at the party’s club in Ta’ Sannat.The PN parliamentary group had met both on Monday and Tuesday and sources have referred to Newsbook.com.mt that during the meetings the majority of MPs have asked Adrian Delia and the rest of the leadership team to assume political responsibility for the loss suffered during teh European Parliament and Local Councils election of May 2019, and are expecting the issue to be solved by the end of the week.In a comment to Newsbook.com.mt, the leader of the PN Adrian Delia said that his role as leader of the party is to listen to everyone, MPs, members, and the electorate. He also added “my role as a leader allows me to also make decisions.” Contrary to what Newsbook.com.mt sources referred, Delia stated that the meeting was not an animated one.The Gozitans wanted a meeting with Delia right after the PN Executive Committee had voted for Jean Pierre Debono to take over the vacancy that the 13th District candidate and MP David Stellini had left in Parliament.The PN political coordinator Jean Pierre Debono ended up not forfeiting the position after much protest. Kevin Cutajar who had also contested the General Elections as a PN candidate in the 13th District list, is now in Stellini’s place as MP. SharePrint WhatsAppcenter_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

iPhone 4S now selling in Uganda but at how much

first_imgAdvertisement iPhone 4S is a top-notch smartphone, with incredible new features including Apple’s dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all new camera with advanced optics and full 1080p HD resolution video recording. iPhone 4S comes with iOS 5, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features; and iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that work with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.With the market already flooded with cheap Chinese look-alikes of most high-end phones, Orange CEO, Mr. Philippe Luxcey was careful to remind iPhone fans of the potential danger.“It is also very important to note that what is before you today is the original iPhone 4S as Orange is the only official distributor for iPhone in Uganda. So customers are assured of a great device coupled with exceptional quality of service on the largest and fastest 3G+ network in Uganda,” said Philippe Luxcey. – Advertisement – Pricing (in Uganda Shillings):$1=2425 Uganda ShillingsiPhone 4S typePricingPackage includesiPhone 4S 16GB2,399,000/-iPhone 4S  16GB +  SIM card (free swap to microSIM)  +  1 monthly super combo (worth 45,000/-)iPhone 4S 32GB2,699,000/-iPhone 4S 32GB + SIM card (free swap to microSIM) + 1 monthly super combo (worth 45,000/-)iPhone 4S 64GB3,099,000/-iPhone 4S 64GB + SIM card (free swap to microSIM) + 1 monthly super combo (worth 45,000/-)NOTE: Monthly super combo includes 2400 minutes (40 hours) of Orange to Orange calls, 150 minutes of Orange to other networks calls; 350 SMSs to all networks and 500MB of data. This is the ideal plan to enjoy without worry all the communications feature of iPhone 4Slast_img read more

10 Upcoming Technologies That May Change The World

first_imgThese are all innovations that revolutionized the way we live and work. Image Credit: WANSIKA Advertisement We have seen great leaps in digital technology in past the past five years.Smartphones, cloud computing, multi-touch tablets, these are all innovations that revolutionized the way we live and work. However, believe it or not, we are just getting started. Technology will get even better. In the future, we could live like how people in science fiction movies did.Today’s post is about 10 upcoming, real-life products that is set to revolutionize the world as we know it. Get ready to control the desktop and slice Ninja fruits with your eyes. Get ready to print your own creative physical product. Get ready to dive into the virtual world, and interact with them. Come unfold the future with us.1. Google Glass Augmented Reality has already gotten into our life in the forms of simulated experiment and education app, but Google is taking it several steps higher withGoogle Glass. Theoretically, with Google Glass, you are able to view social mediafeeds, text, Google Maps, as well as navigate with GPS and take photos. You will also get the latest updates while you are on the ground. – Advertisement – It’s truly what we called vision, and it’s absolutely possible given the fact that the Google’s co-founder, Sergey Brin has demo’ed the glass with skydivers and creatives. Currently the device is only available to some developers with the price tag of $1500, but expect other tech companies trying it out and building an affordable consumer version.2. Form 1 Just as the term suggests, 3D printing is the technology that could forge your digital design into a solid real-life product. It’s nothing new for the advanced mechanical industry, but a personal 3D printer is definitely a revolutionary idea.Everybody can create their own physical product based on their custom design, and no approval needed from any giant manufacturer! Even the James Bond’s Aston Martin which was crashed in the movie was a 3D printed product!Form 1 is one such personal 3D printer which can be yours at just $2799. It may sound like a high price but to have the luxury of getting producing your own prototypes, that’s a reaonable price.Imagine a future where every individual professional has the capability to mass produce their own creative physical products without limitation. This is the future where personal productivity and creativity are maximized.3. Oculus Rift Virtual Reality gaming is here in the form of Oculus Rift. This history-defining 3D headset lets you mentally feel that you are actually inside a video game. In the Rift’s virtual world, you could turn your head around with ultra-low latency to view the world in high resolution display.There are premium products in the market that can do the same, but Rift wants you to enjoy the experience at only $300, and the package even comes as a development kit. This is the beginning of the revolution for next-generation gaming.The timing is perfect as the world is currently bombarded with the virtual reality topic that could also be attributed to Sword Art Online, the anime series featuring the characters playing games in an entirely virtual world. While we’re getting there, it could take a few more years to reach that level of realism. Oculus Rift is our first step.4. Leap Motion Multi-touch desktop is a (miserably) failed product due to the fact that hands could get very tired with prolonged use, but Leap Motion wants to challenge this dark area again with a more advanced idea. It lets you control the desktop with fingers, but without touching the screen.It’s not your typical motion sensor, as Leap Motion allows you to scroll the web page, zoom in the map and photos, sign documentss and even play a first person shooter game with only hand and finger movements. The smooth reaction is the most crucial key point here. More importantly, you can own this future with just $70, a price of a premium PS3 game title!If this device could completely work with Oculus Rift to simulate a real-time gaming experience, gaming is going to get a major make-over.[related-posts]5. Eye Tribe Eye tracking has been actively discussed by technology enthusiasts throughout these years, but it’s really challenging to implement. But Eye Tribe actually did this. They successfully created the technology to allow you to control your tablet, play flight simulator, and even slice fruits in Fruit Ninja only with your eye movements.It’s basically taking the common eye-tracking technology and combining it with a front-facing camera plus some serious computer-vision algorithm, and voila, fruit slicing done with the eyes! A live demo was done in LeWeb this year and we may actually be able to see it in in action in mobile devices in 2013.Currently the company is still seeking partnership to bring this sci-fi tech into the consumer market but you and I know that this product is simply too awesome to fail.6. SmartThings The current problem that most devices have is that they function as a standalone being, and it require effort for tech competitors to actually partner with each other and build products that can truly connect with each other.SmartThings is here to make your every device, digital or non-digital, connect together and benefit you.With SmartThings you can get your smoke alarms, humidity, pressure and vibration sensors to detect changes in your house and alert you through your smartphone! Imagine the possibilities with this.You could track who’s been inside your house, turn on the lights while you’re entering a room, shut windows and doors when you leave the house, all with the help of something that only costs $500! Feel like a tech lord in your castle with this marvel.7. Firefox OS iOS and Android are great, but they each have their own rules and policies that certainly inhibit the creative efforts of developers. Mozilla has since decided to build a new mobile operating system from scratch, one that will focus on true openness, freedom and user choice. It’s Firefox OS.Firefox OS is built on Gonk, Gecko and Gaia software layers – for the rest of us, it means it is built on open source, and it carries web technologies such as HTML5 and CSS3.Developers can create and debut web apps without the blockade of requirements set by app stores, and users could even customize the OS based on their needs. Currently the OS has made its debut on Android-compatible phones, and the impression so far, is great.You can use the OS to do essential tasks you do on iOS or Android: calling friends, browsing web, taking photos, playing games, they are all possible on Firefox OS, set to rock the smartphone market.8. Project Fiona Meet the first generation of the gaming tablet. Razer’s Project Fiona is a serious gaming tablet built for hardcore gaming. Once it’s out, it will be the frontier for the future tablets, as tech companies might want to build their own tablets, dedicated towards gaming, but for now Fiona is the only possible one that will debut in 2013.This beast features next generation Intel® Core i7 processor geared to render all your favorite PC games, all at the palm of your hands. Crowned as the best gaming accessories manufacturer, Razer clearly knows how to build user experience straight into the tablet, and that means 3-axis gyro, magnetometer, accelerometer and full-screen user interface supporting multi-touch. My body and soul are ready.9. Parallella Parallella is going to change the way that computers are made, and Adaptevaoffers you chance to join in on this revolution. Simply put, it’s a supercomputer for everyone. Basically, an energy-efficient computer built for processing complex software simultaneously and effectively. Real-time object tracking, holographic heads-up display, speech recognition will become even stronger and smarter with Parallella.The project has been successfully funded so far, with an estimated delivery date of February 2013. For a mini supercomputer, the price seems really promising since it’s magically $99! It’s not recommended for the non-programmer and non-Linux user, but the kit is loaded with development software to create your personal projects.I never thought the future of computing could be kick-started with just $99, which is made possible using crowdfunding platforms.10. Google Driverless Car I could still remember the day I watch the iRobot as a teen, and being skeptical about my brother’s statement that one day, the driverless car will become reality. And it’s now a reality, made possible by… a search engine company,Google.While the data source is still a secret recipe, the Google driverless car is powered by artificial intelligence that utilizes the input from the video cameras inside the car, a sensor on the vehicle’s top, and some radar and position sensors attached to different positions of the car. Sounds like a lot of effort to mimic the human intelligence in a car, but so far the system has successfully driven 1609 kilometres without human commands!“You can count on one hand the number of years it will take before ordinary people can experience this.” Google co-founder, Sergey Brin said. However, innovation is an achievement, consumerization is the headache, as Google currently face the challenge to forge the system into an affordable gem that every worker with an average salary could benefit from.[Hong Kiat]last_img read more

Silicon Valley Leaders Slam Donald Trump in an Open Letter

first_imgImage Credit: foxnews Advertisement Inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector often cast themselves above politics, well this time round Donald Trump’s candidacy is too much too swallow. As many as 145 leaders in the tech industry  who are inhabitants of the Silicon Valley ,signed on to an open letter published Thursday, slamming Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.Trump would be a disaster for innovation,” they write. “His vision stands against the open exchange of ideas, free movement of people, and productive engagement with the outside world that is critical to our economy — and that provide the foundation for innovation and growth.”The letter’s 145 signatories include Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Slack co-founder and CEO Stewart Butterfield, Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman and investor Vinod Khosla, who co-founded Sun Microsystems. No CEOs from Silicon Valley heavyweights Apple, Facebook and Google are included on the list. – Advertisement – “We believe in an inclusive country that fosters opportunity, creativity and a level playing field. Donald Trump does not,” the signatories write. “He campaigns on anger, bigotry, fear of new ideas and new people, and a fundamental belief that America is weak and in decline.”“Donald Trump proposes “shutting down” parts of the Internet as a security strategy — demonstrating both poor judgment and ignorance about how technology works. His penchant to censor extends to revoking press credentials and threatening to punish media platforms that criticize him.”The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has been outspoken on technology issues, calling for a boycott of Apple products earlier this year when the smartphone maker was locked in a security battle with the FBI. Last year Trump surprised his rivals during a debate when he suggested clamping down on internet connectivity as a way to limit ISIS’ ability to recruit and raise funds online.The letter was posted to Medium by signatory Katie Jacobs Stanton, chief marketing officer of Color Genomics.[Meduim.com]last_img read more

Samsung has stopped the production of troubled Galaxy Note7

first_imgA Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Note 7 new smartphone is displayed at its store in Seoul, South Korea, September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo Advertisement After having a number of setbacks concerning the Galaxy Note 7, The company has suspended the production of the phone temporarily.This has been revealed through an announcement today, after cell phone carriers in the United States and Australia said they would stop offering replacement Note 7s following concerns that the new versions are no safer from fire risk than the originals.Samsung has recalled over 2.5 million of the devices, blaming faulty batteries for overheating the phones and causing them to ignite. – Advertisement – Users are reporting that replacement phones that were supposed to solve the issue also have the same dangerous problems.On Wednesday, smoke started billowing from a replacement Galaxy Note 7 aboard a Southwest Airline plane before it departed, prompting the flight’s cancellation.The bad news has affected Samsung’s stock, which fell as much as 4.6% in Seoul on Monday.last_img read more

Rice U study Reflecting on possessions can curb peoples impulse buying

first_imgShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduRice U. study: Reflecting on possessions can curb people’s impulse buyingPractice provides a way of mentally ‘shopping the closet’ and quells desire to buy, experts findHOUSTON – (May 7, 2018) – Consumers who reflected on their recently used personal belongings experienced less desire for an unexpectedly encountered product, were less likely to buy impulsively and expressed a lower willingness to pay for new products, according to a new paper by marketing and consumer behavior experts at Rice University.Credit: 123RF.com/Rice University“Should I Buy This When I Have So Much? Reflection on Personal Possessions as an Anti-Consumption Strategy” advances the theory that the desire to consume, like willpower, may function as a limited motivational resource that becomes depleted upon reflecting about favored personal possessions and leaves less desire for subsequent shopping urges.The study was authored by Utpal Dholakia, the George R. Brown Professor of Marketing at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, and Rice doctoral students Jihye Jung and Nivriti Chowdhry. It will appear in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing later this year.“Reflection is about thinking deeply and remembering in detail how you used any one of your possessions recently,” Dholakia said. “In our research, we’ve found it helps if the reflected-upon possession is something functional, like a kitchen implement, a lawn mower or a wristwatch.”The researchers conducted four studies. One of them was an online survey that included 165 United States-based participants, with an average age of 37 and consisting of equal male and female participation. Participants were prompted to “describe your recent experience with a product. Specifically, we would like you to think of any product that you purchased, currently own and have used recently.”Two examples of participants’ reflections give a sense of the exercise:– “I have a pair of light Nike running shoes I used this morning. I bought them about a year ago for about $80. The reason I bought them was because my brother has a same pair which I tried on and really liked … I used them this morning to go for a run. I went for a run around the neighborhood for half an hour. I really like these shoes because they’re really light and they breathe easy. … Sometimes I use them at work since I do a lot of walking and they are so comfortable.” — 25-year-old male– “I just purchased a Kindle Fire. It is black. I can read books and access the internet. It opens a world of novelty to me. I read a book in bed and checked the weather this morning before even getting up. I spent about 45 mins. I also downloaded several apps. I was lying down and the ease of Kindle use allowed me to comfortably read without noise to wake up my partner.” — 29-year-old femaleThe study had two other conditions. One was a control condition in which participants didn’t do anything. In the other condition, participants formed a plan to use a possession they hadn’t recently used, which is a common situation many people face because they have so many things they haven’t used lately, the authors said.After this experimental manipulation, study participants were given five products: a cashmere sweater, a stainless steel watch, a coffee maker, a chair and a box of high-quality chocolates. For each item, participants indicated how much they were willing to pay (WTP) for it. The researchers calculated a WTP index for each participant by standardizing each item’s WTP and then adding the values.The researchers found that those who had reflected on using their possession recently had a much lower WTP for a basket of products than either the control or the plan conditions. The total WTP for the five items of those who reflected was $227, compared with $265 for the control group and $281 for the planning group. In other words, reflection about recently used possessions lowered the person’s willingness to pay for new items by about 14 percent compared with the control condition, the researchers found.The other three studies – online surveys including a total of 867 U.S.-based participants, with about equal gender representation — tested whether recalling the recent use of a personal possession would affect consumers’ desire for and likelihood of purchasing an item impulsively; investigated the moderating role of hedonic (pleasurable) versus utilitarian (practical) possessions in producing consumption desire depletion; and ruled out an alternative explanation for the moderating role of the type of possession.“The findings of these studies show that reflection about the recent use of one’s possessions provides an effective method to quell the shopping urge and to reduce consumption,” the authors wrote.For a copy of the study, go to https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3163924, or email jfalk@rice.edu.For more information about and insights from Rice Business faculty research, visit the school’s Rice Business Wisdom website, http://ricebusinesswisdom.com.-30-Follow Rice Business via Twitter @Rice_Biz.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related materials:Dholakia bio: https://business.rice.edu/person/utpal-dholakia. 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China may view Hong Kong protests as needing forceful and violent crackdown

first_imgShare1EXPERT ALERTJeff Falk713-348-6775jfalk@rice.eduChina may view Hong Kong protests as needing ‘forceful and violent crackdown,’ says Rice U. expertHOUSTON — (July 3, 2019) – What do protests in Hong Kong mean for its special status and the Chinese government? Rice University’s Steven Lewis, an expert on China, is available for interviews to discuss the rising tension.Credit: 123RF.com/Rice UniversityLewis, who is professor in the practice, research fellow at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and associate director at Rice’s Chao Center for Asian Studies, said the most recent protests in Hong Kong have surprised many with the superficially destructive and yet highly symbolic storming of the legislative chambers and some offices by young protestors in particular, and Beijing openly calling for accountability.“In previous years, the government has waited until smaller student protests have died down to declare them riots and then charged select youth as rioters,” Lewis said. “This time, the youth who defaced the legislative council chambers felt they had no choice but to resort to destruction in order to force the hand of the Hong Kong government to promise now to not declare the recent large mass protests peaceful. They are gambling that the government will back down and not charge them, or more much larger protests will follow.”Youth leaders in particular may feel they have no choice but to lash out, potentially alienating more conservative older members of society who are equally opposed to the new extradition law with the rest of the People’s Republic of China, Lewis said. “Meanwhile, Beijing may see this as an escalation of protest that demands a forceful and violent crackdown,” he said.To schedule an interview with Lewis, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.Rice University’s Baker Institute has a broadcast interview studio with a high-definition television uplink and an ISDN line for radio.-30-Related materials:Steven Lewis biography: www.bakerinstitute.org/experts/steven-w-lewisFollow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Follow the Baker Institute on Twitter @BakerInstitute.Image for download:www.bakerinstitute.org/media/files/expert/2ce6feb8/steve-lewis.jpgSteven Lewis image courtesy of Rice University’s Baker Institute.This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blog.bakerinstitute.org.    FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThislast_img read more