Activists are hoping that a national disabled peop

first_imgActivists are hoping that a national disabled people’s “summit” will bring disabled people, their organisations and unions together to fight back against the repeated attacks on their right to independent living.Plans for the day-long summit were launched at a fringe meeting at the annual TUC Congress in Brighton this week.Mandy Hudson, who represents disabled teachers on the new National Education Union, and is helping to organise the summit, said: “We are trying to bring together disabled people to organise a reassertion of our rights to independent living.”She said the idea for the summit came after she and colleagues on the TUC’s disabled workers’ committee realised how many disabled people were having to fight individually to secure the support they needed to live independently.She said: “I thought it was time for a more strategic view.”The summit is due to take place on 4 November at the headquarters of the National Education Union, near Euston station in central London, with Hudson hoping it will attract both disabled people’s organisations (DPOs) and individual disabled people.She said it was “completely ridiculous” that disabled people were being “forced to show our scars and beg” for the support they needed, and she said there was a need for a more rights-based approach.She added: “It is not acceptable the level of human indignity one has to endure.”She pointed to the findings of the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities, which concluded last month that cuts to social security and other support for disabled people had caused “a human catastrophe” in the UK.She said: “This is what it feels like. Our daily lived experience as disabled people at the moment is that it is a human catastrophe, but my view is that we will never change things by just allowing them to make it very personal, individual.“It will only change things when we unite and assert ourselves again.”Hudson said her own lived experience was currently “very, very raw”, with her own support package under review.She said she was one of many disabled people who were struggling “just to maintain our independence”.She said the summit was about trying to bring together different parts of the disabled people’s movement to work together.She added: “We will see whether or not it is possible, but surely if it is not possible now, we’re in trouble.”Although the National Education Union has donated the venue free of charge, the organisers are hoping for further union backing to pay for refreshments and other costs.The summit has already secured the backing of the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA).Ellen Clifford, a member of the national steering group of Disabled People Against Cuts, a ROFA member, who spoke at the fringe meeting, said afterwards that the alliance was “delighted” to be supporting the summit.She said: “Over the years, while many Deaf and disabled people felt let down by charities who seemed to be cosying up to government and forgetting what the social model actually means, the trade union movement has worked closely in support of DPAC, both to help us highlight the brutal impacts of austerity and to promote disability equality.“This summit is now an opportunity to more effectively co-ordinate the resistance between DDPOs [Deaf and disabled people’s organisations] and trade unions, taking stock following the damning verdict by the UN and planning next steps, not just in the united defence of our rights but in developing a shared vision of the kind of society we want to fight for.”Among others who spoke at the fringe meeting were Sharon Rose and Mandy Crandale, from the Brighton-based disabled people’s organisation Possability People, who spoke about its work in supporting disabled people to secure benefits, and their Journey to Employment project, which focuses on a personalised approach to moving people into paid work at their own pace.Geraldine Des Moulins, chief officer of Possability People, said her organisation supported the idea of a national summit.She pointed to the findings of the UN committee, and said Possability People was dealing with this situation “on a day-to-day basis, with people coming in to us in crisis”.She said: “It is very, very worrying and I think we do need to get together.“People are coming to us in crisis and nobody seems to be listening.“We agree with what the UN is saying. It is a crisis. Our disability advice service is quite overwhelmed with people coming in and asking for advice about benefits.”And she warned that this crisis would only worsen with the government’s universal credit being rolled out in Brighton and Hove next month.For more information about the summit, email mandy_hudson@btinternet.comlast_img read more

Missionites Keeping Busy

first_img 0% Normally it’s really quiet. Somedays, there are crazy people. But usually, it’s okay. I’m working here five years now, but I live in Daly City. Today, I got in at around 12 and get off at around 8. Right now, I’m separating coins. I like it better when it’s crowded. Otherwise it’s really boring..being here, standing. I like it, but I guess I’ve been doing it too many years. I need to change my job. I would like to teach preschool. But it takes time. I have one kid; she’s eight. Since I’ve left my country–I’m from Peru–I’ve [wanted] to be a teacher. I like kids. Around 6 to 7, it’s crazy. We sell a lot of beers and wines. I’ve been in the US 12 years. My dad lived here five years before us. My mom wanted to be with him. My friends were excited, but they’re waiting for me to come back. READ MORE Missionites: In their own words, people who live, work or visit the Mission. Tags: Mission vox pop Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%last_img read more

TIME is ticking to take advantage of the great ren

first_imgTIME is ticking to take advantage of the great renewal prices and get your Season Ticket for 2014.Thousands of fans have joined Luke Walsh, Mose Masoe, Richard Beaumont and Kyle Amor in pledging their support for the Saints.The quartet will arrive at Langtree Park next season and already season tickets are selling well for the campaign.Buying a season ticket is the best way of guaranteeing your place at Saints in 2014.They are superb value and offer discounts in the Saints Superstore too.But the renewal deadline is September 30 and time is ticking! Seats will be released for Early Bird sales after this date.In the Hatton’s Solicitors West Stand Adult and Family Renewals get between four and seven games free respectively when compared to matchday ticket prices.Junior Renewal is just £3 per home game and the renewal ‘Dad & Lad’ season ticket is only £5 more than the adult ticket!It’s not just about renewals though as Early Bird purchases can also receive great value too.Our Early Bird Junior Season Tickets are still the same as 2006 prices at Knowsley Road with season tickets starting from the equivalent of just £4.25 per match.For new purchasers Early Bird Adult tickets save £58 on matchday tickets… that is nearly three games free!Throughout the stadium Adult and Family Renewals get between four and seven games free when compared to matchday tickets and new purchasers can look forward to saving nearly 10% off the full price Season Ticket.To find out more click here.If you want to use our interactive seat picker to find out what is available in the Totally Wicked North and Solarking South Stands click here and select Season Tickets.Fans can renew their season tickets here, at the ticket office at Langtree Park or by calling 01744 455 052.Be part of it and be the heartbeat – #saintsheartbeatDates for your Diary: Renewal Deadline: September 30 2013Early Bird Offer Ends: December 24 2013General Sale: December 25 2013 onwardslast_img read more

SAINTS have named their 19man squad for Thursday

first_imgSAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Thursday’s First Utility Super League Semi Final clash at Warrington Wolves.Adam Swift, Greg Richards and James Roby return to the side whilst Mark Percival (pictured) will also feature following his successful return last week.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Greg Richards, 17. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 19. Theo Fages, 20. Joe Greenwood, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell, 28. Morgan Knowles.Tony Smith will select his Warrington 17 from:1. Kurt Gidley, 2. Tom Lineham, 3. Rhys Evans, 4. Ryan Atkins, 5. Matty Russell, 6. Stefan Ratchford, 8. Chris Hill, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Ashton Sims, 12. Jack Hughes, 14. Joe Westerman, 18. George King, 20. Kevin Penny, 24. Toby King, 25. Joe Philbin, 26. Declan Patton, 27. Sam Wilde, 29. Benjamin Jullien, 31. Morgan Smith.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Ben Thaler.Ticket details can be found here.last_img read more

Man dies from injuries sustained in Wilmington car crash

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — 83-year old Robert John Davis, Jr. died over the weekend as a result of injuries sustained in a two vehicle crash last Wednesday.Witnesses told Wilmington Police that Patricia Louann Cofflin, 57, was driving a van when she ran a red light at the intersection of Carolina Beach Road and George Anderson Drive, striking Davis’ vehicle around 12:40 p.m.- Advertisement – Cofflin, who turned herself in to authorities Monday, is being charged with Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle. She was released on a $50,000 unsecured bond.Cofflin and a passenger in her vehicle were also treated for minor injuries at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Wednesday.last_img read more

Teen charged in murder of man found during Hurricane Florence

first_img Carlos Alfonso Jr. (Photo: Columbus Co. Sheriff’s Office) He is charged with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.On September 16, the body of Carlos David Alfonso, Jr., 21, was found in the 8900 block of Joe Brown Highway North in Chadbourn. No word on the cause of death. William Dewayne Simmons (Photo: Columbus Co. Sheriff’s Office) COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has charged a teen with the murder of a missing man whose body was found during Hurricane Florence.William Dewayne Simmons, 18, was arrested Thursday at the Sun Do gas station on Old Boardman Road in Boardman.- Advertisement – William Dewayne Simmons (Photo: Columbus Co. Sheriff’s Office)center_img 1 of 2 Alfonso had been reported missing from Orrum just three days before he was found.Related Article: United Way Worldwide talks Florence recovery with Cape Fear organizationsSimmons is being held without bond.If you have any information related to this investigation, contact Det. Parker with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 640-6629.last_img read more

Pender County baker to be featured on Discovery Family

first_img In the episode, Jordan and Brandi battle against another aunt/niece team from Massachusetts as they create a fantastic Ombre-style cake in just four hours for the chance to win a cash prize, professional baking supplies and bragging rights.Buddy, his head sculptor Ralph, and Buddy’s wife Lisa provide colorful judge commentary as they keep their eyes on the spectrum and pick the winning cake.The episode titled “Ombre Cakes” is airing Saturday, January 19 at 9 p.m.Related Article: 12-year-old entrepreneur serves up a tasty treatLearn more about Bake It Like Buddy. Brandy and Jordan fix and fluff strips of purple fondant. (Photo: Discovery Family Channel) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Pender County resident and her aunt will be showing off their culinary skills in an upcoming episode on Discovery Family Channel.Jordan Cooper and her aunt Brandi Jones will be featured bakers on Discovery Family’s competition series Bake It Like Buddy, featuring “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro. Brandy and Jordan begin attaching purple fondant strips to bottom cake layer. (Photo: Discovery Family Channel) 1 of 1 – Advertisement – last_img read more

Blood Diversity Summit promotes having an ethnically diverse blood bank

first_imgWILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A blood transfusion can be the difference between life and death for someone injured in combat or someone suffering from a genetic blood disease, and not everyone knows what they can do to help.That’s why American Red Cross hosted a Blood Diversity Summit at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington on Saturday.- Advertisement – The mission of the summit was to educate and promote the benefits of having an ethnically diverse blood bank to faith-based and community leaders in the African American and Latino communities of Cape Fear.Dr. Luis Arce is an Afghanistan combat veteran and trauma physician, and now works as an anesthesiologist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.He explained that receiving a blood donation can be a complicated process, and that not only does the donor need to have the same blood type as the receiver, but sometimes being of the same ethnicity can be helpful too.“There are different blood types among minorities,” Arce said. “So when someone is in need for that blood type, receiving the blood type that is necessary according to their type is very very important. People do much better, complications are less when the same type of blood is given.”Dr. Arce, American Red Cross and Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church are encouraging every able bodied person of every race to donate blood at your next local blood drive.last_img read more

Maltas interests need to take priority – Sant

first_imgAlfred Sant, Leader of the Labour Delegation of the European Parliament and a candidate for the upcoming MEPs elections, insisted that it is crucial for the deputies elected to be focused on priotising Malta’s needs and interests in the European Parliament. Sant spoke about how every deputy will need to work with diligence, honesty, and commitment.During a political activity in Naxxar, former Labour Prime Minister stated that investors need to see that Malta is flexible, and that the behaviour of the Nationalist deputies in the European Parliament has brought about critique on Malta.Women are fundamental in our country – Għaqda Nisa Laburisti Għaqda Nisa Laburisti, meanwhile, stated that women are fundamental in a country like Malta, which has the potential to be one of the best in Europe. They insisted that PN is being ruled by negativity and pessimism. This was said as a reply to Nationalist Deputy Claudette Buttigieg’s statement which said that the situation of women in Malta is the worst in Europe.WhatsApp SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more

Massive illegal dump to turn into park after Newsbook investigation

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced that a large plot of land in Ta’ Qali will be developed into a park, as part of a €20 million project. Part of the  plot to be developed was last December the subject of an  exclusive investigative report by Our journalists revealed that Maltese building contractors were illegally dumping tons of illegal construction waste in an area as large as the Ta’ Qali National Stadium.Parlamentary Secretary confirmed Newsbook’s storyOn Friday Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and the Property Market Chris Agius confirmed Newsbook’s reportage. He said that after several reports of illegal dumping of waste this zone of Ta’ Qali, the Planning Authority immediately launched an investigation which concluded that the zone in question was used for the manufacture of precast concrete in the past. Newsbook revealed that the factory in question was Southern Concrete Ltd.Parliamentary Secretary Agius explained that the first action taken by the Authority was the removal of public danger, as the zone was freely accessible. He said that action to remove abandoned machinery was also taken.  DOI – Jason Borg DOI – Jason Borg DOI – Jason Borg DOI – Jason Borg Ta’ Qali illegal dumping site Ta’ Qali illegal had also reported that although a police car near the Aviation Museum had stopped one of the trucks involved in the illegal operation on November 16, 2018 no one was prosecuted. The police moreover denied this encounter although Newsbook journalists witnessed a police car stopping one of the trucks while three other trucks were illegally dumping construction waste a couple of hundred meters away.The illegal operation, which was not the first of its kind, was aborted immediately after. During a similar operation held in October trucks kept on dumping construction wastes till early morning. Watch: An orgy of massive illegal dumping at Ta’ QaliWatch: PA acts to remove Ta’ Qali eco-disaster; Police deafeningly silentRead: Ta’ Qali illegal dumping: Police cover-up?“Giving the land back to the people”Parliamentary Secretary Agius said on Friday that this area is now being given back to the people and will be enjoyed by the general public.Prime Minister Joseph Muscat repeated the same message. He said that this investment is a practical illustration of the government’s commitment to give families, youths, children and the elderly open spaces that can be enjoyed by all of them.The Prime Minister explained that this project began when the government recognised the potential of a zone that had previously been used as a factory and that was unfortunately subject to abuse, and instead of giving it away for the creation of another industrial space, it was decided to give it to the public to join the rest of the existing open space in Ta’ Qali.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more

Airtel Africa announces App challenge for startup developers

first_imgAdvertisement Telecommunications provider, Airtel has unveiled a new application challenge for startup developers, aimed at attracting the ‘next big app developers’ into the Airtel group of companies.The application challenge is a partnership between Bharti Airtel, Singaporean Telecommunications Company, Singtel and smartphone company Samsung.The competition is seeks to attract developers in Africa and Asia who will partner with the companies to launch applications on the two continents. – Advertisement – Airtel Africa Chief Executive Officer, Christian de Faria while announcing the partnership, said that the challenge reiterates the company’s commitment to empowering the youth to realise their potential in various sectors including Information Communication and Technology.“This initiative is a great opportunity for developers in Africa to come up with innovative mobile apps that directly touch individual consumer’s needs. We hope to partner with like-minded individuals who will come forward and work together with us to come up with apps that will help us deliver the best smartphone experience for customers,” said Mr. de Faria.The partnership will see Airtel Africa provide all operational support by running the campaign promotions while Singtel and Samsung together will organize a two- day mentorship program for the regional winners and the finale in November 2015.It is a five-month app challenge that will see participants develop consumer-centric mobile applications that leverage on mobile network services of mobile, data, carrier billing, location and SMS.The deadline for applications submission is September 5th, 2015 after which two African winners will be selected to participate in a Startup Mentorship Program in October 2015 in Singapore. The overall winners will be announced in November 2015 and expected to commence assignment with Airtel/ Singtel group of companies in 2016.[Via]last_img read more

Kenyas Uber Strike Turns To Pouring Oil on CoWorkers and Car Seats

first_imgUber kenya strike. Image Credit: PLive Kenya Advertisement US-based ride sharing firm; Uber Technologies, seems this week is facing a lot of troubles, strikes and fights.After a video went viral showing Travis Kalanick; CEO at Uber, getting into a bitter fight with one of the uber drivers, who complained about the pay rates for drivers being cut and Travis losing money because people are not trusting you anymore, Kenyan Uber taxi drivers have also taken things a notch higher in their ongoing strike, demanding for better remunerations and better working conditions.According to some of the reports we came across, a section of these drivers have resorted to pouring oil on their colleagues who have continued operating despite their strike. Not only have they stopped on pouring oil on their colleagues but also inside the car seats. – Advertisement – Nairobi News reported that, traffic had to be stopped on some of the busy roads in the city as the protesting drivers flagged down their colleagues and kicked out passengers.Pictures going rounds on social media since yesterday showed defiant Uber drivers showered in oil while other showed passenger seats soaked in oil to discourage passengers from boarding the taxis.#UberStrike Kenya1 of 2 One of the Uber who persisted to work while the strike was going on is seen shocked with oil. Image Credit: courtesy Car seats socked in oil. Image Credit: courtesyMa3Route;a mobile, web and SMS platform that helps citizens to share and access info about transport and current traffic conditions for their Nairobi city, in a tweet said, “Anti Uber hooligans causing chaos around kilimani”10:30 @NPSOfficial_KE @PoliceKE Anti Uber hooligans causing chaos around kilimani via @kenntwitts— Ma3Route (@Ma3Route) March 2, 2017The government on Monday waded into the ongoing conflict to try and bring things back to normal asking the company to increase taxi fares in order for Kenyan drivers to earn some revenue as well.“The government would like to assure all stakeholders, including the Uber customers that it has seriously considered their concerns and adequate measures will be mobilized to ensure an amicable solution and result is achieved,”  Transport Principal Secretary, Irungu Nyakera said.[related-posts]In a press statement released on Thursday, the company said they have been in talks with all uber stakeholders, working hard to explore a solution.Uber Sub-Saharan Africa Manager, Alon Lits, said, “We appreciate the ongoing discussion with the Ministry of Transport towards ensuring that Uber has a place in Kenya and that everyone has access to a safe, reliable, and affordable ride.”last_img read more

Amazons Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in the world

first_imgJeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Inc., introduces the Kindle Fire HD tablets at a news conference in Santa Monica, California, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. Inc. is updating its line of Kindle e-readers and tablets in a bid to stoke consumer demand as Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. join the crowded market of machines challenging Apple Inc.?s iPad. Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images Advertisement Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is now the richest man in the whole world!The billionaire has over taken Bill Gates as a result of recent surges in Amazon stock, which have pushed him to a net worth of over $90 billion.Bill Gates’ is also pegged at $90 billion, but Bezos seems to be getting ahead of him. – Advertisement – Bezos had net work of $1.6 billion after Amazon IPO’d in $1998, and was at 18.4 billion in 2012.In the last five years, he has added an extra $70+ billion!In case you are wondering where you lie among the wealthy, head over to this website and calculate.last_img read more

Tommys Greyhound Review

first_imgThis week’s Greyhound Blog previews the William Hill Oaks final at Wimbledon on Thursday night over 480 meters. Last year it was won in impressive style by Charlie Lister’s Silverview Perky. Unfortunately for Charlie he hasn’t got a representative this year but there are some very fast bitches in the race none the less.Trap 1 Droopys Loner: This greyhound has been a credit to trainer Dean Childs in the last 12 months; she got to this year’s Derby semi-final stage, won the William Hill Classic at Sunderland and also contested last year’s Oaks final. Currently 11/8.Trap 2 Forest Mollie: This greyhound is trained by K Hutton. This bitch has done well to get to the final but will need to step up considerably to trouble the main market principals to win on Thursday night. Currently 20/1.Trap 3 Aero Scramble: This is the less fancied of the two Dean Child runners in the final. She was 5 ½ lengths behind Droopys Loner in their semi-final but did manage to pick the latter up in the first round so connections will be hoping for the same in the final. Currently 25/1.Trap 4 Lemon Velvet: This bitch trained by A Mcpherson was a surprise 8/1 winner of her semi-final when she beat Droopys Hope in 28.42 which was the fast of the two semis. Currently 9/2.Trap 5 Skate On: Trained by E Mcnair this greyhound is blessed with a lot of early pace and will have to use it to good effect as she has got a tough draw to overcome being a railer. Currently 7/1.Trap 6 Droopys Hope: This bitch is defiantly the more fancied one from the Mcnair kennels. She has early pace but is also a strong runner so if leading she will be very hard to beat. Already has the beating of Droopys Loner when picking her up on the run-in when they met here on St Leger final night a couple of weeks ago. I think that she is too big at 2/1 so I would rather back her than bet Droopys Loner at 11/8.Selection: Droopys Hope is my idea of value and also the most likely winner in a clean run race.last_img read more


first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Friday 20 MarchRACING2.10 NewburyInner Drive 4/1 > 11/42.50 LingfieldMeddling 6/1 > 7/23.55 LingfieldRio Ronaldo 9/2 > 7/47.35 DundalkCounty Wexford 5/1 > 7/4Easter Classic (Good Friday)Tryster 11/10 > 4/5LIVE FOOTBALLChampionship 7.45pm SKY13/8 Wolves 15/8 Derby 23/10 DRAW(All prices subject to fluctuation) What’s your view?CALL STAR SPORTS ON 08000 521 321last_img read more


first_img[dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to Starters Orders. Our daily midday update from the trading room at Star Sports with our key market movers for the day across all sports.Wednesday 5 April HORSE RACING1.50 WincantonGulshanigans 6/1 > 9/44.35 CarlisleNocturnal Myth 5/1 > 9/45.00 LeopardstownFlying Fairies 5/1 > 11/4LIVE FOOTBALLScottish Premiership19:45 Sky Sports 2 / Sky Sports 2 HD4/1 Kilmarnock 8/11 Rangers 3/1 DRAWChampionship19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD23/20 Huddersfield Town 11/4 Norwich City 23/10 DRAWPremier League20:00 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport 4K UHD13/10 Chelsea 9/4 Man City 12/5 DRAWBET WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

£25 FREE BET USA Women v Netherlands Women

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Rice U and Chinas Zhejiang U form research collaboration

first_imgShareCONTACT: B.J. AlmondPHONE: 713-348-6770E-MAIL: From left, Rice President David Leebron and Zhejiang University President Yang Wei meet for a signing ceremony to establish an International Collaborative Center on Quantum Matter in the presence of faculty members from Zhejiang’s Physics Department. The center is intended to enhance the long-term international research collaborations between Rice and Zhejiang and other leading institutions in the emerging area of quantum materials and magnetism.Both universities already have strong programs in this field. In the 1970s, Rice established the Rice Quantum Institute and in 2006 added the Rice Quantum Magnetism Laboratory. In 2007, China’s Ministry of Education recognized Zhejiang University’s theoretical physics and condensed matter physics as “National Key Subjects.”“Rice and Zhejiang University excel in science and technology, and combining the two institutions’ expertise in quantum matter will be a powerful international collaboration that will advance this important research for the benefit of people in both of our home countries and around the world,” Rice President David Leebron said from the Zhejiang campus in Hangzhou, China, where the agreement was signed.The electronic and physical properties of materials like superconductors derive from interactions at the smallest scale — the quantum level. By studying these interactions, scientists can better understand the materials needed for next-generation computing, communications and energy technology. The collaboration is another step forward for Leebron’s Vision for the Second Century, which includes extending Rice’s international reach and impact and developing new research collaborations. The center’s office will be housed on the Zhejiang campus. Rice and Zhejiang will collaborate on research projects, conduct joint workshops and send faculty and students to each other’s campus for research.Qimiao Si, Rice professor of physics and astronomy, and Fuchun Zhang and Zhuan Su, Zhejiang physics professors, will coordinate the center’s programs on their respective campuses. Long Descriptioncenter_img Rice U. and China’s Zhejiang U. form research collaborationRice University and China’s Zhejiang University signed an agreement today to establish an International Collaborative Center on Quantum Matter. AddThislast_img read more