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Virginia TV shooting leaves news crews rattled

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:34
Live shots are not supposed to end with shots fired.









Soccer Drops Decision to Florida Gulf Coast 2-0

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 18:30
TAMPA, Fla. – On a muggy and humid afternoon the Mississippi State soccer team displayed a tremendous effort as the Bulldogs took Atlantic Sun favorite Florida Gulf Coast to the limit, but ultimately fell 2-0.

4 dead, others missing after Erika's deluge

CNN World - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:49
Heavy rain from Tropical Storm Erika has caused devastation on the Caribbean island of Dominica, leaving at least four people dead and more than 20 missing, authorities said.








Categories: International News

Pilot practicing ahead of New York Air Show crashes

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:34
A prop-driven stunt plane practicing ahead of an upcoming New York state air show crashed Friday, killing the pilot, police said.









Categories: National News

NYC yellow cabs get their own hailing app

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:32
Yellow cabs are getting teched out.









Travel secrets of tech execs

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:30
It's not uncommon for startup executives to jump on a plane multiple times a month -- or even within a week. They're meeting with investors, scoping out office space and researching cities for expansion.









New York Daily News defends showing shocking shooting photos

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:28
The New York Daily News was widely condemned for its front page about the on-air murders in Roanoke, Virginia, with critics calling its use of the graphic images "despicable" and "heartless." The tabloid had a different description: newsworthy.









VBOC holds grand opening at research park

MSU News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:24
The Veterans Business Outreach Center in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday [Aug. 28]. The center helps veterans and their spouses either start a business or grow an existing business. From left are Bob Seitz, VBOC counselor; Sharon Oswald, dean of MSU’s College of Business; Mark Scott, VBOC director; Janita Stewart, director of the Small Business Administration’s Mississippi office; Trent Kelly, congressman for Mississippi’s

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The Veterans Business Outreach Center in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday [Aug. 28]. The center helps veterans and their spouses either start a business or grow an existing business. From left are Bob Seitz, VBOC counselor; Sharon Oswald, dean of MSU’s College of Business; Mark Scott, VBOC director; Janita Stewart, director of the Small Business Administration’s Mississippi office; Trent Kelly, congressman for Mississippi’s 1st district; MSU President Mark E. Keenum; Rodney Pearson, MSU business professor and VBOC board member; and Mike Pornovets, head of the VBOC’s satellite office at The Innovation Center in Biloxi. (Photo by Mitch Phillips)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—A ribbon-cutting and open house formally welcomed to the Mississippi State University campus a new resource for military veteran entrepreneurs.

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) hosted distinguished guests and members of the public for a grand opening ceremony Friday morning [Aug. 28] at its location in Suite 105D, 60 Technology Blvd., in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Park. In partnership with the College of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Center for America’s Veterans, the VBOC is providing guidance for veterans, and their spouses, who either want to start a small business or grow their existing business.

 “Entrepreneurship and support for startups are among our strengths,” said Sharon Oswald, dean of MSU’s College of Business. “The VBOC is a natural extension of what we are already good at. We’ve assembled a great team, and they are already working hard to help veterans.”

MSU received an $825,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to start its VBOC, which will serve veterans and their spouses in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee. MSU’s VBOC is one of 15 nationwide.

Trent Kelly, 1st district congressman for Mississippi and a colonel in the Mississippi National Guard, commended MSU for its commitment to veterans during Friday’s ceremony. He said veterans typically have a servant’s heart, a high level of intelligence and an innate ability to “not accept failure.” These traits, he added, often translate into business success.

“Our veterans are so important to this nation,” said Kelly, who serves on the House Small Business Committee. “This is a wonderful opportunity for them to become entrepreneurs and small business owners because they have what it takes.”

The VBOC officially became operational in May and has already served dozens of clients. Center Director Mark Scott said he and his staff field calls daily requesting consultations. Its free services range from developing ideas into businesses, identifying a business’ customer base and helping veterans form a business plan.

Further, Scott noted the VBOC has set up a satellite office in The Innovation Center in Biloxi to help better serve the four-state region.

A land-grant institution established in 1878 with the U.S. Military Academy as a model, Mississippi State has a long history of service and commitment to veterans. In 2013, U.S. News and World Report ranked the university 29th on its elite list of the 52 best national higher education organizations for veterans, service members, dependents and survivors.

On Friday, MSU President Mark E. Keenum said more than 450 veterans are enrolled at MSU, and more than 2,100 students are directly connected to veterans as dependents or spouses.

“We have a long history of engagement and involvement with veterans,” he said.

Since October 2012, VBOCs have helped more than 136,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs nationwide, said Mississippi SBA Director Janita Stewart. For more information on MSU’s VBOC, visit www.vboc.msstate.edu/~vboc/index.php. The telephone number is 662-325-4990; the email address, vboc@business.msstate.edu.

MSU is Mississippi’s flagship research university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

Mixed verdict in prep school rape trial

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 17:23
A New Hampshire jury resumed deliberations Friday in the trial of Owen Labrie, a 19-year-old graduate of a prestigious prep school who's accused of raping a girl when she was 15.









Categories: National News

Friday Links

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:55
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News Corp. in talks to bring back Rebekah Brooks

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 16:42
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Police seize wine collection; hospital wants to save it

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:30
The case is being called "Pennsylvania vs. 2,447 Bottles of Wine."








Categories: National News

Brazil falls deep into recession

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:12
Brazil is going bust.









Savannah State University student dies in campus shooting

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:11
Students at Savannah State University in Georgia were mourning Friday after a student was shot to death in the school's student union building.









Categories: National News

Government wins narrow victory in NSA Case

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 15:09
In a narrow victory for the government, a federal appeals Friday threw out a lower court decision that held the NSA surveillance program was likely illegal.









Categories: National News

Erika prompts Florida emergency

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:45
The footage coming from the tiny Carribbean island of Dominica is devastating.









Categories: National News

NYPD to Disney and Marvel: Get Minnie Mouse and Spider Man out of Times Square

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:20
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China slowdown could hit startups like Uber

Business News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 14:06
China's economy is at risk, which is triggering volatility in the U.S. stock market.









First African-American Marine aviator dies

CNN - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:34
Pioneer. Warrior. Role model.









Categories: National News

 

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