BUSINESS BRIEF PR Management Corp Named To Inc Magazines 5000 List of

first_imgNETWON, MA — Inc. Magazine announced that PR Management Corp., the leading franchisee of Panera Bread in New England, has been named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The entire list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000 at one time. This is the first time PR Management Corp. has been named to the list.“We are honored to be nationally recognized for the first time by Inc. magazine,” said Mitchell Roberts, Co-founder of PR Management Corp. “This award is a true testament to our outstanding team of employees and loyal customers who visit our Panera Bread bakery-cafes across New England. Without them, this recognition would not be possible.”Complete results of the 2018 Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at PR Management is ranked at 4,043 out of 5,000 of the fastest growing companies in the America. The annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala honoring the companies on the list will be held Oct. 17-19, 2018, at the JW Marriott Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Event speakers include some of the best thinkers and leaders in business today.About PR Management Corp.Mitchell Roberts and David Peterman are partners in PR Management Corp. which operates 63 franchise Panera Bread locations in New Hampshire (Bedford, Concord, Derry, Dover, Keene, Manchester, Nashua, North Nashua, Portsmouth, West Lebanon, Plaistow and Seabrook), Massachusetts (Chelmsford, Framingham, Waltham, Wayland, Natick, Newton, Westborough, Marlborough, Hudson, Beverly, Swampscott, Newburyport, Lynnfield, East Longmeadow, Hadley, West Springfield, Chicopee, Pittsfield, Cambridge, Boston, Brookline, Dorchester, Plymouth, Hingham, Braintree, Pembroke, Mashpee, Milford, Brockton, Westwood, East Walpole, Raynham, Westford, Marlborough, Worcester, Shrewsbury, Webster, Millbury, Leominster, North Andover, Woburn, Lexington and Wilmington) and Maine (South Portland, Augusta, Westbrook, Biddeford, Auburn and Topsham). Charitable giving and supporting their local community are important to PR Management. Most recently, PR Management/Panera Bread gave a total of $225,000 to different food banks across New England as part of their Feeding America Initiative.(NOTE: The above press release is from PR Management Corp. via BusinessWire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Panera Bread Is Now Under New OwnershipIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Planet Fitness Named To Fortune’s 2019 100 Fastest-Growing Companies ListIn “Business”Wilmington’s UnFirst Earns Top-10 Spot On Apparel Magazine’s List of ‘America’s Leading Apparel Companies’In “Business”last_img read more

NASA telescope discovers three intriguing planets hiding around nearby star

first_img Tags TESS discoveries NASA’s planet finder discovers weird new world and 6 exploding stars NASA’s TESS planet hunter spots super-Earths around star that’s visible to naked eye null Cosmic dead ringers: 27 super strange-looking space objects 2:02 TESS found TOI 270’s intriguing planets by looking for a dimming of the host star that indicates a planet passing around it. The planet closest to the star is about 25% bigger than Earth and is likely rocky. This “super-Earth” is called TOI 270 b. Don’t expect to send colonists there. NASA described it as “oven-hot” thanks to its proximity to its star.   The other planets, TOI 270 c and TOI 270 d, are likely closer to gas-giant Neptune in makeup. “Planet c and d might best be described as mini-Neptunes, a type of planet not seen in our own solar system,” said NASA.toi270-infographicEnlarge ImageThis NASA infographic shows how TOI 70’s planets compare to Earth. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Scott Wiessinger The exoplanets’ discovery is just the start. “TOI-270 will soon allow us to study this ‘missing link’ between rocky Earth-like planets and gas-dominant mini-Neptunes, because here all of these types formed in the same system ” said Maximilian Günther, lead author of a paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy on Monday.TESS launched in 2018 and has been on a roll with exoplanet finds, including spotting a planet with three suns.Astronomers plan to take another look at TOI 270 after NASA’s next-generation James Webb Space Telescope launches, hopefully in 2021. TESS is great at spotting exoplanets of all kinds, but what we’re really excited about is finding planets that may have liquid water and could potentially support life. Don’t count TOI 270 out on that front. There may even be more planets in the system waiting to be discovered.  NASA Space Share your voicecenter_img 0 Now playing: Watch this: TESS before launch. NASA NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) just scored another science triumph with the discovery of three fascinating planets hanging out at a nearby star. One is a super-Earth, slightly bigger than our own planet. The other two are Neptune-like exoplanets, the likes of which you won’t find in our own solar system.The star is known as “TESS Object of Interest 270,” or TOI 270 for short. Its more formal name is “UCAC4 191-004642,” but that’s a mouthful. The star is 40% smaller than our sun and is also about a third cooler. It hangs out 73 light-years away, which qualifies it as a neighbor.  Sci-Tech Originally published July 29, 10:39 a.m. PT 27 Photos This satellite could find alien lifelast_img read more

Doctorate without a degree

first_imgAnup Kumar Saha claims to have a full-fledged PhD degree, when in actuality he is still a PhD student yet to finish his course, studying at a university in UK. A teacher of Dhaka University’s accounting and information department, Anup has used his ‘degree’ for a promotion and an appointment in two different institutions.Anup lied about his PhD degree during his appointment at Dhaka University (DU) and has been working as an assistant professor there for the last two and a half months.Anup had denied the accusation and claimed that he had submitted all required documents for his appointment and promotion.Prothom Alo found that Anup Kumar had identified himself as a PhD holder while working in Jagannath University as well. He was promoted as an associate professor there earlier this year. He was then appointed as an assistant professor in DU on 8 October.Anup claimed to be a PhD holder to put himself at an advantage during recruitment and promotion. The role of other persons involved in the recruitment and promotion is also dubious. Anup enrolled into the accounting department of UK’s Durham University in 2013. His name was in the 15th position on the student list of the university website.In the section titled ‘the award of degree’ of Durham’s website, it is said “students must upload the e-copy of their PhD thesis on the website and thus they will be eligible to participate in the congregation process”. The website further clarifies, despite submitting the thesis and other documents, students will not be considered as PhD holder without congregation. The congregation is held twice a year, on 8 June and 15 December.When asked, Anup told Prothom Alo that he took part in the congregation ceremony in June and obtained his PhD certificate. When it was pointed out that the website showed him as a student, Anup said “I have noticed that too. I will send an e-mail to the authorities to update the information.”Prothom Alo found Anup’s claim to be false as the authorities updated the website on 14 December. Furthermore, he uploaded the synopsis of his thesis on 6 October. According to that, his congregation is still under process. There were six teachers on the committee for promoting Anup in at Jagannath University and five teachers on the recruiting committee of DU. The committees were supposed to verify his documents.Mohammed Ali Noor, the chairman of Jagannath University’s accounting and information systems department, told Prothom Alo, Anup had submitted his PhD certificate.But Prothom Alo found that Anup Kumar had not submitted any such document.Mamtaz Uddin Ahmad was one of the members of the recruitment board in DU. He told Prothom Alo, “Anup profiled himself as a PhD holder in his application.”Mamtaz Uddin said, he could not remember whether Anup had submitted the certificate or not. This could be checked at the university’s administration building.However, Prothom Alo found that Anup did not submit any certificate. He submitted a photocopy with Durham’s logo and dated 6 October, written on it “this candidate satisfies the examiners and will be selected for congregation”.Anup was promoted in Jagannath University in April and later appointed in DU on 28 October. Deputy registrar of DU, Golam Sarwar Bhuiyan, told Prothom Alo that they had contacted the Jagannath University authorities in this regard. It was discovered he hadn’t submitted any certificate there either.When asked how Anup got appointment as a PhD holder, Golam Sarwar replied, “That is the responsibility of the recruiting board, not ours.”Nine candidates had applied for the post of assistant professor earlier. A circular was then published mentioning that PhD holders would be prioritised for the post. Anup was the only candidate reportedly having these credentials and therefore was directly appointed for the post.Abdul Hakim of the accounting department said the department’s disciplinary committee had taken up the issue.”We are investigating the matter” he added.last_img read more