UTPB identified as one of best online colleges

first_img Facebook Pinterest OCA top 2 were ESL students Local NewsEducation UTPB identified as one of best online colleges Previous articleDeputies arrest 6 juveniles after pursuitNext articleOPD investigating $50,000 burglary admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2018 Education Year in Review logo wide.jpg Facebook WhatsApp University of Texas at the Permian Basin has been identified as one of the best accredited online colleges. The ranking considered tuition, recognition, customization options and “wow factors,” a news release said.UTPB was ranked 28th out of 30 institutions from across the nation by College Values Online.College Values Online’s mission is to provide assistance in selecting the best college for each individual situation by offering rankings of schools and various degree programs, in addition to information on numerous career options from a value perspective, the release said. Home Local News Education UTPB identified as one of best online collegescenter_img WhatsApp Registration set for engineering camp Twitter Noel earns award Pinterest Twitter By admin – March 20, 2018 Fruit Salad to Die ForSummer Spaghetti SaladSouthern Style Potato SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

DB ‘can still play a role for years to come’ despite rise of DC

first_imgSibylle Kampschulte, senior international consultant at Willis Towers Watson in Vienna, said DB benefits would be used “selectively” by employers to position themselves to attract workers.However, Ziegelbecker added: “Employees often are not aware of the contributions employers are making to DB plans as only the future pension payout is seen. In defined contribution [DC] plans, the level of contributions is more visible.”In the German civil servant segment it is exactly this future pension promise which people expect, explained Hagen Hügelschäffer, managing director at the German AKA, the association for supplementary pension systems in the municipal and church sector.“We are facing a major retirement boom in the public sector and with it a severe shortage of skilled workers,” he said. “As the salary level in the public sector will never be very high, a DB pension promise can be the ‘goody’ to get skilled workers.”According to the latest collective bargaining agreements, supplementary pensions in the public sector in Germany have to guarantee 3.25% interest during the active phase and 5.25% plus an additional 1% “dynamisation” during the retirement phase.Hügelschäffer added it would be “impossible to introduce DC to the German public sector”.The high costs of public sector pensions in Germany were recently found by the think tank ESISC to be one of the major weaknesses of the system. In a briefing, the authors proposed to “erase the privileges of the civil servants”.A Dutch exampleOn the panel at the summit in Vienna, Sibylle Reichert, representative of the Dutch pension federation in Brussels, reported on the current debate on a transition to a hybrid pension system.“The Netherlands is currently moving towards an ‘individual collective DC’ with higher transparency and more security in the pay-out phase,” she said.She added the long-awaited proposal should be presented “before summer”, by the not-yet-formed new government. Coalition talks are continuing after the general elections in March. However, the transition phase from the current DB to the new hybrid system “will take 20 to 30 years,” Reichert said.“We should end the system debates of DB versus DC as people are only interested in what they can expect in the end,” she said.But she added: “It has to be a hybrid system because it is an illusion to make promises when we have no idea what happens in 40 years.”DB’s power remainsHügelschäffer presented some statistics on the major weight old DB promises still carry in European pensions: “57% of all pension assets in Europe are still in DB systems, while only 9% are pure DC and 34% in hybrid systems. However, looking at occupational pension plans, it shows that only a minority is still DB.”Overall, the delegates at the conference believed the future lay in DC or hybrid pensions with collective risk taking. In addition, they agreed that communication with members was vital to the success of DC and hybrid plans. Despite a clear trend to the contrary, defined benefit (DB) pension plans will still have a role to play even in 30 to 40 years, German and Austrian pension experts have said.This was the consensus among delegates at a panel discussion during the Institutional Retirement and Investor Summit in Vienna this week.Johannes Ziegelbecker, board member at the €700m Austrian Bundespensionskasse for federal employees, said: “I do not think there will be any new DB plans set up within the Pensionskassen but employers will still be using DB in direct pension promises to employees in higher positions.”Therefore defined benefit obligations might still be added to Austrian companies’ balance sheets decades from now, he said.last_img read more

‘Warzone’ jailbreak: When it happens, what it means for ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ players

first_imgMORE: PS5 announcement newsThe specifics of jailbreak are causing some confusion in the community, but we’re here to help.Below is a full list of details on the added “Warzone” twist:What is jailbreak in ‘Warzone?’From the Activision Season 4 patch announcement: “All dead players, even those that are only spectating, come back to life.”It works for those still waiting in the gulag as well as those who are in spectator mode. Those still alive will get an update a minute ahead of time notifying them that a jailbreak is imminent.Even if your entire squad is dead, you can all be brought back by jailbreak.When does jailbreak happen in ‘Warzone?’There’s no guarantee it will occur in a given match — the feature randomly cycles with a feature that makes all items discounted by 80 percent and another one that drops a chopper into the world stacked with high-caliber loot. If it does happen, it appears it will be mid-match after the first drop kit and before the gulag closes.You will know one minute ahead of time that a jailbreak is on the way, lessening the amount of time you’re sitting around in spectator mode not knowing whether an added lifeline is coming. How often does the jailbreak activate?It will happen once in a game at most, but in many games won’t occur at all. Because it in effect wipes the entire slate of the game clean, it wouldn’t make sense to always occur.Something to note is that when jailbreak does happen, everyone will respawn into a game with significantly shrunken circles. Things are bound to be hectic.Is it worth waiting for the chance to come back?Whether you wait depends on when you die and your level of patience. If you’re eliminated in the opening minute, it might not be worth sitting around until a possible jailbreak is announced. By comparison, losing in the gulag just before a potential jailbreak is announced leaves you in a no-lose situation to wait things out for a bit. Refrain from immediately rage quitting if you lose your gulag match in “Warzone” — there’s now a chance you could still return to the “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” battlefield.The Season 4 update to the game, out for download Thursday, brings a host of substantial changes. Among the biggest is a jailbreak feature that restores all teammates to action, effectively providing a third life to those spectating after a 1v1 gulag defeat.last_img read more

Bolt takes final curtain call as Felix, Semenya add more gold

first_imgSemenya hinted that it would now be time to tackle the world record of 1:53.28 set by Jarmila Kratochvilova back in 1983.“We need to clear 1:55 first and it will require a lot of hard training. I have Olympic, world and Commonwealth titles now so maybe it is time to target the world record,” said Semenya, whose last defeat in the event dates back to 2015.“It’s the next thing on the list. I know it will be difficult but I will have to attempt soon, maybe.”– ‘Proud moment’ –Kenya enjoyed a successful final blast with Hellen Obiri comprehensively denying Alamaz Ayana a double gold as the 27-year-old Kenyan burnt the 10,000m champion for pace down the back straight of the final lap to ease to the 5,000m title.Her compatriot Elijah Manangoi led home a 1-2 in the 1500m to turn his silver from 2015 into gold this time round but Asbel Kiprop never looked at the races for a fourth successive title and finished down the field in ninth.“It was just such a good race and I’m so pleased to be a world champion. I had a difficult race as Timothy (Cheruiyot who is also his training partner) raced very well but I had that extra strength,” said 24-year-old Manangoi.“We have had very good champions in the event over the years so it is a proud moment for me to win this title for my country.”The Americans may have dominated the 10-day competition but there was to be no final flourish as Trinidad and Tobago’s men’s 4x400m relay team ran superbly to take the gold and bring the curtain down on a championships that never failed to surprise.Share on: WhatsApp Allyson (middle) celebrates 16th medalLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Athletics greats Allyson Felix and Caster Semenya lit up the track to bring the curtain down on the world championships in great style on Sunday.However, not for the first time, but certainly the last as an athlete, Usain Bolt stole the show.Retiring superstar Bolt put on one last appearance, the 100m and 200m world record-holder accorded a lap of honour in front of the 60,000 spectators who stayed on after the finals were over.“It’s been a rough couple of days, and this is a very emotional moment for me,” said the 30-year-old Jamaican referring to his dramatic collapsing to the track with cramp in the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay final 24 hours earlier.“I always tried my best and gave 100 percent all the time and above all put on a good show.”Bolt then went on a lap of honour to the tune of “Reggae Nights” raising his arms and applauding the crowd, embracing his parents on the track and then finishing with a final flourish of his trademark ‘lightning bolt’ stance not once but twice. On the track, Felix ran a stunning leg in 48.7seconds in the women’s 4×400 metres relay to set the United States up for an easy victory and take her record world medals tally to 16, two ahead of retired Jamaican duo Merlene Ottey and Bolt.“It does mean so much to me every time,” Felix said when asked whether medals motivated her.“I love this sport. I’m grateful to run with these amazing girls. They work so hard and deserve all their success.“It’s an honour to run in the relay for Team USA and I will always treasure these moments.”South African star Semenya, who seems to block out all the debate about whether she should be running or not, added a third 800m crown to her tally to put her alongside another African great Maria Mutola as the only women to have won the title three times.last_img read more

NBA legend Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

first_imgThe crash came only hours after the 41-year-old former Los Angeles Lakers star was passed by current Lakers star LeBron James for third on the all-time NBA scoring list in a Saturday game at Philadelphia.Bryant was a five-time NBA champion in a career that began in 1996 and lasted until his retirement in 2016.He also was a two-time Olympic gold medalist, helping spark the US squad of NBA stars to titles in 2008 at Beijing and 2012 at London. Share on: WhatsApp Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  BA legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in suburban Los Angeles, celebrity website TMZ reported, in an accident confirmed by police that saw five people killed.Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials said there were no survivors from the morning crash on a hillside in Calabasas, west of Los Angeles.The helicopter was described as a Sikorsky S-76, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.TMZ was the first US outlet to report that Bryant was among the fatalities. The NBA icon’s death was later confirmed by ESPN and Variety citing unidentified sources.last_img read more

Watch : Robert Lewandowski with ridiculous La Roulette followed by a nutmeg!

first_imgAdvertisement qknNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsbxithsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epmm156( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8dv5bWould you ever consider trying this?😱ii85Can your students do this? 🌚37jRoller skating! Powered by Firework Robert Lewandowski’s skills against Red Star Belgrade were adjudged as the skill of the day by the official account of UEFA Champions League on Wednesday. The Polish centre forward tricked past two players with ease to win the award.Advertisement Bayern Munich faced Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday in the Champions League opener. They won the match with the margin of 3-0 at Allianz Arena. The match between Olympiacos and Tottenham Hotspur ended with a 2-2 draw. So, Bayern Munich are situated at the first position in the League table of their group with 3 points in the first match so far.Advertisement Kingsley Coman scored the first goal of the match at the 34th minute of the match. The ball was provided by Ivan Perisic at this time. Robert Lewandowski scored the second goal of the match at the 80th minute of the match. Thomas Muller came as substitute and he scored the last goal for Bayern Munich in the injury time.Lewandowski was one of the best players present on the pitch for Bayern Munich in the match against Red Star Belgrade. He had 6 shots on target and two shots went off target. He attempted three dribbles; out of which two dribbles were successful.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more