Man shot to death in Abbotsford was set to stand trial in Dawson Creek next month

first_imgABBOTSFORD, B.C. – The Vancouver Sun is reporting that a man shot to dead at a home in Abbotsford on Friday was set to stand trial in Dawson Creek in just a few weeks.Police in Abbotsford found the body of Jaskarn Lally on Friday afternoon at around 4:30 p.m. and early signs of the investigation show that he was shot multiple times at a house in the 3500-block of Chase Street in Abbotsford.Lallay was apparently scheduled to appear in court in Dawson Creek on April 24 for six weapon related offences from a shooting at a gravel pit back in 2015.- Advertisement -The article states that charges were filed after an investigation into the abduction of a 26-year-old man in Dawson Creek in February, 2015.The Vancouver Sun article states that according to a forfeiture claim, the abducted victim was taken to a gravel pit after being knocked out. He was then tied to a chair and shot in the legs. The victim managed to drag himself to a road nearby and ended up in the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and broken bones.Lally and others were arrested at a traffic stop after the incident.Advertisement Lally was then arrested again after he was released on bail. When he was rearrested, he had been trying to break into a ‘stash’ house according to the article.Police say the shooting appears to be targeted and that Lally was known to police. They say he was also involved in gang activity.Original story by the Vancouver Sun: http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/gangster-killed-in-abbotsford-shooting-was-facing-trial-in-dawson-creek.last_img read more

Nadal reigns in clash of former US Open champs as Zverev exits

first_imgNew York: Rafael Nadal ramped up his quest for a fourth US Open title with an impressive win over 2014 champion Marin Cilic to advance to the quarter-finals while Alexander Zverev slumped to a four-set defeat. Second seed Nadal — the winner at Flushing Meadows in 2010, 2013 and 2017 — produced some electrifying moments of brilliance to end the challenge of Croatia’s Marin Cilic 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-2 on Monday. After barely breaking a sweat in reaching the last 16, a run that included a second-round walkover, Nadal stared down his stiffest test so far to surge into a quarter-final meeting with Argentine 20th seed Diego Schwartzman. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhThe Spaniard exchanged the first two sets with Cilic but grasped control by breaking for 3-1 in the third, a series of dazzling winners drawing an animated fist-pump from golf legend Tiger Woods at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Nadal reeled off nine games in succession across the third and fourth sets and 12 of the final 15 to nail down a 40th Grand Slam quarter-final appearance, nine of which have come at the US Open. “The emotions I have when I play here are impossible to describe. I love the sport and feel very lucky to still be playing tennis here. Eight years ago I didn’t think that would happen as my body was suffering badly,” Nadal said. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”It’s a huge honor playing in front of all of you and playing in front of Tiger is a very special thing. I always say I don’t have big idols but one idol is him and I always try to follow him.” Nadal’s path to the final sees him take on Schwartzman next after the 5ft 7in (1.70m) Argentine chopped down sixth seed Zverev. “He is playing amazing, nothing new, he’s one of the players with best talent on tour,” the 18-time Grand Slam champion said of his upcoming opponent. “It will be a big challenge. I have to play my best. I’m happy for him. He’s a close friend and I hope to play a great match.” Zverev rolled through the opening set against Schwartzman under the roof on Ashe during a rainy afternoon session, but he lost his way to go down 3-6 6-2 6-4 6-3. The German was enjoying his deepest run in New York but committed 17 double faults and 65 unforced errors and received a point penalty for swearing as Schwartzman advanced to a second US Open quarter-final in three years. “Generally my season so far has not been the best,” said Zverev, who has reached just two quarter-finals in 18 Grand Slam appearances. Zverev said he was hindered a “very swollen” back and right hip following a fall in his previous match. “I had a lot of chances which I didn’t use early in the match. He kind of ran away with it.” Zverev lost his serve three times during the second set but appeared to have steadied himself when he moved a break ahead at 3-2 in the third, only for Schwartzman to wrest the momentum back in his favor after a lengthy sixth game. “It was tough because I was feeling I had the chance to win this and I had a few break points I could not take,” Schwartzman said. “He was up a break and then I recovered really quickly and I felt great after that.” Matteo Berrettini became just the second Italian man to progress to the US Open quarter-finals, 42 years after Corrado Barazzutti’s run to the last four in New York. Berrettini, the 24th seed, eased to a 6-1 6-4 7-6 (8/6) win over Russia’s 43rd-ranked Andrey Rublev to reach the last eight at a Grand Slam for the first time. “It’s something really crazy. I cannot believe it right now. I need a few hours to understand what happened,” said Berrettini, 23, who goes on to play French 13th seed Gael Monfils.last_img read more

Cruise Automation plans to double in size in 2019 report says

first_img 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff General Motors Self-driving cars,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. 71 Photos null Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 81 Photos Car Industry 2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Tags Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. Cruise is planning on doubling its staff by the end of 2019 in advance of launching a robotaxi service. Cruise Automation The GM-backed autonomous vehicle startup Cruise is getting ready to go on a hiring spree in the next year. A Reuters report published on Monday confirmed that the company plans to double in size by the end of 2019.Why such rapid expansion? Well, the company is pushing to get its self-driving taxi service up and running. To do that, it’s going to need a lot more people, mostly engineers according to Cruise spokesperson Ray Wert in a statement to Reuters.This is hardly the latest personnel shakeup at Cruise either. Former GM President Dan Ammann left his position at the General to head up things at Cruise, allowing former CEO Kyle Vogt to transition to president and chief technology officer.With this massive expansion on the horizon and GM money to back it, it will be interesting to see if Cruise can execute its taxi plan and move out of the shadow of other self-driving car companies like Waymo. 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering Comment More From Roadshow 41 Photos 68 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks 1 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animalcenter_img 52 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 0 More From Roadshow 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better General Motors Cruise AV is more than a Bolt without a steering wheel 10 Photos 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado 12 Photos 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle Self-driving cars 26 Photos Share your voice 69 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Share your voice 18 Photos 49 Photos Car Industry Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acuralast_img read more

GOPS Chittams Seeks Council Seat in Democrat Stronghold

first_imgBy James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.comThe Rev. Ralph Chittams Sr., a Republican, is fed up with the way the District of Columbia is being run by its politicians so he has decided to run for the D.C. Council to make the nation’s capital a better place to live.“The Council needs a dissenting voice,” Chittams told the AFRO. “The Home Rule Charter states that at least two of the council’s 13 seats should go to the minority party. In D.C., that is the Republican Party.The Rev. Ralph Chittams is running for office as a Republican in the Democrat stronghold of Washington, D.C.’s Ward 7. (Courtesy Photo)“We have a council that has nothing but Democrats. You have two independents but they are Decepticons. David Grosso and Elissa Silverman are Democrats but they became independents two weeks before they filed to run for the city council.”On November 6, District residents will go to the polls to decide who will serve as mayor, council chairman, attorney general and ward council members. Most of those races are foregone conclusions except the D.C. Council independent at-large race where several candidates, including incumbent D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large), are fighting for one of the two at-large seats available.D.C. Council member Anita Bonds (D-At Large) is running on the November general election ballot also, but she is expected to win one of the seats because of the Democrats’ immense numerical advantage in voter registration over non-Democrats.Chittams said he supports President Trump, who is deeply unpopular in the District. “I support the president of the United States,” he said. “I don’t agree with 100 percent of what he says just like I don’t agree with my wife 100 percent. What happens in the city has nothing to do with the federal government.“The federal government has nothing to do with crumbling bridges, rats all over the place and potholes in the streets that damage your car. Ninety percent of those issues are the responsibility of the District government.”Chittams, pastor at Forestville New Redeemer Baptist Church in Forestville, Maryland, is a graduate of Howard University and holds master’s degrees from Maple Springs Baptist College & Seminary and Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity. He moved to the District to go to Howard in 1978 and moved to Ward 7 in 1992.Patricia Howard Chittams, his wife, has served as an advisory neighborhood commissioner and his three adult sons have been educated in District public schools.Chittams said that on the council, he will “bring GOP principles to the city government.”“I will try to stop tax[ing] people to oblivion,” he said. “People will leave the District if they get taxed too much. I think the six percent rideshare tax to fund Metro is ridiculous.“Metro is grossly mismanaged and a lot of the money given to it is misappropriated. Metro needs to get its spending in order but the D.C. Council, instead of saying that, goes to the taxpayers for more money.”Chittams said that the District’s school system “has been broken for over a generation.”“Mayoral control of the system needs to be removed,” he said. “The school system is too politicized. What is needed is an elected school board that will focus on education and not politics. I think the council has done a poor job on public school oversight.”last_img read more

Man arrested for derogatory remarks against Mamata Banerjee

first_imgAmbassa (Tripura): A man was arrested in Tripura’s Dhalai district for allegedly making derogatory remarks against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in social media, a police officer said Tuesday. A West Bengal Police team arrested Tushar Sharma of Kulai area in Dhalai district on October 6 for the alleged derogatory remarks against Banerjee, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Ambassa, Asish Das Gupta said Sharma was produced before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Ambassa. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The West Bengal Police sought his transit remand. However, the CJM rejected the request of the West Bengal Police as the arrested person was sick and ordered for his admission in a hospital. The CJM ordered that the accused be produced before it on Wednesday. A West Bengal Police team camping in Tripura said it will again appeal for the transit remand of Sharma in the court on Wednesday.last_img read more

ELEVEN miles of M6 to close for TEN nights starting TODAY

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being warned stretches of the M6 will be closed for 10  nights while work is carried out to support a major upgrade. Highways England will set up an 11-mile contraflow in an effort to enable a larger construction area to be created and allow drivers to travel by the side of it. Such a system was put in place between Junction 15 and Junction 13 where the Smart Motorway project has been running. The contraflow system is currently running on the northbound carriageway from Yarnfield to Junction 15 but from next month will be extended to run all the way between junctions 14 and 15 – a total of 11 miles. Its creation means that from tonight there will be overnight closures from 9pm until 6am. The Southbound carriageway will be closed for five nights from Monday followed by the Northbound carriageway for five nights. Motorway driving tips Watch again Click to playTap to play Works on the M6 in North Staffordshire “The use of the contraflow has improved productivity, safety and disruption to residents living close by and also reduced the amount of full overnight motorway closures due to having the availability for one lane of traffic to travel in the contraflow lane.” Drivers say problems arise when there are break-downs in the contraflow areas. Barry Proctor, owner of Talke-based Barry Proctor services, said: “It is a long distance and the last contraflow was not too bad. Video Loading Video Unavailable Video will play in  Click for Sound How the contraflow will work (Image: Highways England) Highways England say that feedback from M6 drivers has revealed ‘many like the contraflow lane as it is wider and they don’t have the issue of HGVs being in close proximity.’ The body also says the contraflow has made no change to journey times through roadworks. Read MoreWhy are there so many accidents on the M6 in Staffordshire? (…now Highways England have had their say)   Peter Smith, Highways England Smart Motorway Project Sponsor, said: “The contraflow gives us more space when we’re working in the verge, making it safer for our workers and helping us complete the scheme quicker. “Because there is more room in the verge, we can carry out most of the disruptive activities during the day, reducing the amount of full overnight motorway closures which benefits local communities. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. “Highways England is always exploring new ways to maximise efficiency and this is another important achievement in our work which will ultimately improve journeys by adding extra capacity and technology to the motorway.” Highways England has also been working with Staffordshire County Council to organise diversions. Helen Fisher, the county council’s cabinet member for highways and transport said: “The introduction of the Smart Motorway on this section is key for keeping traffic on the move on the busy M6. “We have worked closely with Highways England to ensure that the impact on local routes such as those through Stafford and along the A34 is minimised while this vital scheme is completed. Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes Driver named following fatal collision The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Watch Next We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.com “I don’t like anything like this on the motorway and when they were doing 17 to 19 people found it difficult to concentrate and to have these narrow contraflow lanes for that length of time now will make it difficult with breakdowns and accidents. “The shorter the better with these things for me but I imagine it is about keeping costs down.  “If someone breaks down in this then it will be difficult to get to them and they will be an obstruction – I’m totally against it and it should be done in small sections.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Share this video Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram.last_img read more

MANY times Ive been witness to this sort of game

first_imgMANY times I’ve been witness to this sort of game when watching the Saints. But it’s always been from the victorious standpoint and not having been on the wrong end of it, writes Graham Henthorne.Well now I know how other teams have felt when they’ve left St Helens with their tails well and truly between their legs and it’s not pleasant.There’s nothing I can say about the first half other than seven tries and 36 points speak for themselves. Like a hot knife through butter is the most apt description of the attack and defence on show.The second half was marginally better as the Saints conceded only five tries, two of them due to some dubious decisions and managed to score for themselves.The one bright spot in the second period happened midway through the half as Josh Simm finished a good move to score and save the Saints from a shutout.Having received their first penalty of the match and on the last tackle the Saints had managed to spend time with tackles in the visitor’s 20 metre zone. Jack Welsby, as he did most of the night, probed right and left before taking the ball left on the last. He fed Jake Wingfield who poked his head through enough to feed the supporting Simm for the score.Ten minutes later and having forced a repeat set Wingfield was again held short and from the play the ball Brandon O’Neill went the wrong way and the open line was lost.However, this was one of his few errors and he is one of the few who can hold their heads high as having tried their hardest.Welsby, who had shown the way with a great try saving chase over 60 metres in the first half, Lewis Dodd after the break and Kye Siyani who played the last 55 minutes nonstop trying to plug the huge gaps in the defensive line are the few who come out with any credit.It’s always a privilege to pull on the red vee but it comes at a cost. That cost is the responsibility to give of your all and to do it justice.Match Summary:St Helens:Tries: Simm (52).Goals: Simm 1 from 1.Wigan:Tries: Reece Hamlett (3 & 24), Oliver Waite (6), Jack Kennedy (10, 29, 41 & 56), Max Roberts (14), Ben Holcroft (21), Amir Borouh (46), Umyla Hanley (67 & 70).Goals: Jack Kennedy 7 from 12.Half Time: 0-36Full Time: 6-60Teams:Saints:1. Jamie Little; 2. Harvey McDaid, 3. Sam Morley, 4. Zak Critchley, 5. Jake Arnold; 6. Jack Welsby, 7. Josh Waterworth; 8. Ethan Yates, 9. Brandon O’Neill, 10. Josh Carrick, 11. Josh Simm (C), 12. Brandon Scully, 13. Jake Wingfield. Subs: 14. Lewis Dodd, 15. Kian Horridge, 16. Cameron Hetherington, 17. Jack Roughley, 18. Jack Taylor, 19. Kye Siyani.Wigan:1. Cian Taylor; 5. Sam Halsall, 3. Ben Holcroft, 4. Reece Hamlett, 2. Jack Kennedy; 6. Ryan Forshaw, 7. Luke Dale; 8. Ryan Woolfenden, 9. Amir Borouh, 10. Ethan Havard, 11. Oliver Waite, 12. Max Roberts, 13. Morgan Smithies. Subs: 14. Kyle Barton, 15. Tom O’Loughlin, 16. Brian Schofield, 17. Jack Bibby, 18. Ellis Longstaff, 19. Kieron Wilkinson, 20. Umyla Hanley.last_img read more

The Best Business Schools for Landing Top Consulting Jobs

first_img regions: Atlanta / Baltimore / Boston / Chicago / Dallas / Denver / Houston / London / Los Angeles / Miami / New York City / Online / Philadelphia / Research Triangle / San Diego / San Francisco / Seattle / Toronto / Washington, DC Page 1 of 212» About the AuthorJeanette BrownView more posts by Jeanette Brown Last Updated Mar 20, 2018 by Jeanette BrownFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail The Best Business Schools for Landing Top Consulting Jobs RelatedChoosing the Best Business School for ConsultingIf you are a prospective MBA applicant looking to business school as a way to enter or accelerate your career in the consulting industry, you are certainly not alone. According to the 2017 Prospective Student Survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), consulting is once again the most sought-after postgraduate industry,…September 19, 2017In “Consulting”Top 5 Paying MBA Careers: ConsultingConsulting still is one of the top career choices for MBA graduates. Part of the reason is because consulting firms are very open to recruiting MBAs from a wide range of backgrounds. According to the 2018 Prospective Student Survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC), consulting is the…July 22, 2019In “Atlanta”Hot Jobs for MBAs – Management ConsultingBusiness school students know a thing or two about cutting their teeth. Between getting an undergrad degree, gaining work experience, going back to grad school and successfully navigating a summer internship, there’s tons of work that has to be done before someone can say, “I am an MBA.” After years of…November 17, 2016In “Featured Home” Clear Admit recently explored which business schools help prepare MBAs the most for a career in consulting, which you can read below.With starting salaries in the $140,000 to $150,000 range and a customary $25,000 signing bonus on top of that, it’s no wonder so many business school students target the prestige consulting firms known as the “MBB”—McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company—as their post-MBA landing pads. That $170,000+ annual compensation package can quickly cut any MBA loan debt you may have taken on down to size.Indeed, management consulting has been one of the most coveted career paths for fresh MBA grads for ages. And though the technology industry has in recent years been stealing some grads from the consulting industry’s traditional slice of the pie, the most recent MBA employment reports reveal that consulting is already making a comeback against tech at certain schools.The opportunity to work with a range of clients comprised of many of the world’s most celebrated businesses across industries—tech included—is part of the appeal of consulting. In many ways, a top consulting gig allows MBA grads to continue their management education while getting paid for it—and further honing their skills and expertise by helping solve a wide variety of business challenges. And, not for nothing, breaking into the MBB is a highly competitive pursuit—one that almost assures that your colleagues will be smart, driven people you’ll get a lot out of working with. Finally, where the top consulting firms are choosing to find their talent reflects on the quality of the education those schools’ students are getting. In many ways, the hiring practices of the MBB can serve as a gold star standard of sorts for MBA programs.Elite Firms Hire Grads from Elite Business SchoolsThe crème de la crème of leading business school talent has headed toward the top consulting firms for decades—and performed well there—creating a virtuous circle of sorts in which the firms’ appetite for such talent only grows. And while this piece focuses on MBB, we should note that a host of other consulting firms—Deloitte, A.T. Kearney, Accenture, Strategy&, and Oliver Wyman among others—are also highly prized post-MBA destinations.If you are looking to see which business schools send the greatest percentage of their graduates into consulting overall, don’t miss our September 2017 analysis of leading consulting industry feeder schools. Which schools top the list? And what stands out about how these schools successfully train students for careers in consulting?Looking at Class of 2016 graduates, the University of Virginia’s Darden School led the pack, with 38 percent of its graduates heading into consulting. Columbia Business School was next, sending 35 percent, followed closely by Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, which sent 33 percent.The 2017 employment reports, which have been released since our analysis last fall, show some shifts year over year. Darden tied with Emory’s Goizueta School of Business in terms of the percentage of Class of 2017 grads who headed into consulting, with each school sending 34 percent. Close on their heels were Columbia, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and Dartmouth’s Tuck School. All four sent 33 percent of their most recent graduating class off to consulting firms.2 Non-U.S. Schools Lead All Others in Consulting-Bound ’17 MBA GradsBut year after year, one thing remains the same. INSEAD, with campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi, beats all leading U.S. business schools when it comes to consulting. INSEAD’s 2016 MBA employment report, detailing employment outcomes for December 2015 and July 2016 INSEAD grads, shows that 46 percent went into consulting. And the most recent figures reveal that almost a full half—49 percent—of the 1,029 students who completed the INSEAD MBA program in December 2016 and July 2017 chose to either enter or return to the consulting field.We should note here that INSEAD is distinct from many other schools in that it includes sponsored students who are returning to their pre-MBA employers among its hiring stats. This is in contrast to many U.S. schools, where the reported number and percentage of students hired by sector and employer corresponds to those students actively seeking employment, excluding sponsored students. Of the 49 percent of INSEAD 2017 grads headed into consulting, 33 percent were new hires and the remaining 16 percent were returnees.London Business School (LBS) was the runner-up for the Class of 2017, sending 41 percent of grads into consulting. This was a 6 percentage-point gain over the school’s previous class of MBA graduates. Like INSEAD, LBS’s reported sector designation and top employer information includes sponsored students, only its employment report does not disclose what percentage of the class those returning students represent.last_img read more