New York, July 10, 2018 PR/2018/819 Released jointly by WIPO, Cornell University, INSEAD and the 2018 GII Knowledge Partners, the Confederation of Indian Industry, PwC's Strategy& and the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) – Brazil and Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae) China broke into the world's top 20 most-innovative economies as Switzerland retained its number-one spot in the Global Innovation Index (GII) ranking published annually by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Rounding out the GII 2018 top ten: The Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Singapore, United States of America, Finland, Denmark, Germany and Ireland. Now in its 11th edition, the GII is a detailed quantitative tool that helps global decision makers better understand how to stimulate the innovative activity that drives ecomomic and human development. The GII ranks 126 economies based on 80 indicators, ranging … [Read more...] about Global Innovation Index 2018: China Cracks Top 20. Top Rankings: Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Singapore, U.S.
Universities offering online degrees in uk
By Lindsey Piercy LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 5, 2018) — Students at the University of Kentucky can now obtain a Master of Science (MS) in digital mapping. The 30-credit online degree is designed for those seeking advanced technical and theoretical training in mapping. The master’s degree is being offered by the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program is part of continued efforts to expand curriculum in geographic information systems (GIS) and digital mapping. “We offer, what we believe to be, the only online MSc that focuses on the standards and practices of professionals in web mapping development,” Matthew Wilson, associate professor of geography, said. “We believe our students will be prepared to enter a work environment that requires more out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to the development of high quality, interactive web maps.” Following a year of development, New Maps Plus was launched in … [Read more...] about UK adds online master’s degree in digital mapping
By Ann Mary Quarandillo LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2018) — If you find yourself in a spot where you know you need more education to enhance your career, yet a huge time commitment scares you, take heart. Ten evenings this fall just might change your entire outlook. The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, through its Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center (EEC), is offering its Certificate in Business Administration (CBA) program beginning in September. “This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire the basics of a business degree without the time commitment a degree requires,” said Lorna Patches, director of the Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center and UK’s director of the UK-UofL Executive MBA Program. “Or, if you’re interested in exploring whether an advanced MBA degree is right for you before committing to it, this CBA series could be just right for you.” … [Read more...] about UK’s Gatton College launching a Certificate in Business Administration program
Sanya Weston Memorial Day is upon us and so is the unofficial start of summer and its travel season. Vacation planners have relied on travel agencies to give them peace of mind by making arrangements based on their needs and expectations. However, technology has changed that. With the advent of online capabilities, travel agencies have had to adapt to changing consumer purchase patterns and emerging online habits. Some travelers simply research and book trips online, others rely solely on a travel agency while other vacationers might use both. This begs a simple question: How have traditional travel agent services been impacted by the growth in online purchases?Detroit-based Your Premier Travel Service is a family-owned business that has spanned over 40 years and three generations. Started in Detroit in 1978, it has expanded to three locations— two in the city and one in Novi.Under the leadership and vision of third-generation owner Sanya Weston, YPT is … [Read more...] about 40-year-old Detroit travel company works to stay relevant in changing industry
Police arrested 29-year-old Thomas Latanowich and charged him with murder in the shooting death of Gannon.Police said the 32-year-old Gannon was shot in Barnstable on Thursday while he and other officers were serving an arrest warrant at a home.Authorities have provided an update on a police K-9 who was shot during an incident Thursday night on the Cape.Latanowich has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement, linked to 111 prior criminal charges, the Yarmouth Police Department said in a Facebook post.Gannon graduated from the MBTA Municipal Police Academy in Quincy and held a master's degree in emergency management from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and a bachelor of science from Westfield State University. Support for Gannon's family and the Yarmouth Police Department flooded in online, especially from police and fire departments throughout New England. Flags are also flying at half-staff in his honor."MA is blessed to have courageous males & women who put their lives … [Read more...] about Police officer shot and killed serving warrant in Cape Cod town