German regional politician found shot dead in garden

first_img SharePrint WhatsApp PolizeiPolizei German police are investigating how a regional politician was found shot dead in his garden.Walter Lübcke was discovered at 00.30 on Sunday morning at his home in the village of Istha, with a fatal bullet wound to the head. Police believe the wound was inflicted by a firearm at close proximity.Investigations have begun to determine who was involved in the incident with police already ruling out suicide.Sabine Thurau the crime bureau chief, told the press that they were still trying to determine the motive while also lacking evidence of who was involved.  What little information could be gathered from the prosecutors suggests that Lübcke was killed with a short-range firearm but no such weapon was found at the scene.Lübcke was the head of the regional council within the main city of Kassel and part of the centre right CDU party. He had been running the authority over the last decade with a previous period served as a state lawmaker.The politician was outspoken about accommodating Syrian refugees back in October 2015, at the time when the government started allowing large numbers to cross in Germany.Latterly his activities resulted in him being on the receiving end of death threats, necessitating his need for personal protection.His party described him as being a ‘bridge-builder who could not have been better,’ and not afraid of, ‘telling it as it is’It is understood that the village of Istha was hosting a beer festival on the Saturday with one local media outlet speculating that he may have met someone at the time of his death.Lübcke’s home has been sealed off by the police and the family provided with protection.last_img read more

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Rice Alliance named top global university business incubator

first_imgShareAmy [email protected] Alliance named top global university business incubatorHOUSTON – (June 7, 2013) – Rice University’s Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship has been named the top global university business incubator of 2013, according to the first in-depth study by the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index, based in Sweden.The UBI Index reviewed 550 university incubators around the world and performed a study of 150 university business incubators in 22 countries.  Incubators were measured on a unique assessment framework with more than 50 performance indicators. The analysis of this assessment framework shows the value participating incubators create for their ecosystem and their clients, according to a press release from the UBI Index.“Rice Alliance’s exceptional overall performance, contribution to the ecosystem, especially through high job creation and outstanding value to their clients propelled it to the top spot in the ‘global’ category,” read the UBI Index press announcement.“It is a great honor to have Rice University’s entrepreneurial efforts ranked as the No. 1 university business incubator in the world,” said Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance. “This recognition is a tribute to our model of cross-campus collaboration among the Rice Brown School of Engineering, Wiess School of Natural Sciences, Jones Graduate School of Business and Office of Research and Technology Transfer that has been fostered since inception. We are humbled to receive this global recognition.”The Rice Alliance is host to the Rice Business Plan Competition, the world’s largest and richest business plan competition with more than $1.5 million in prizes. The Rice Alliance also hosts the flagship Technology Venture Forums (venture capital conferences) and is a supporter of the Rice OwlSpark Accelerator, a student-led startup accelerator, along with many other programs.  Over the past 13 years, the mission of the Rice Alliance has consistently been to support technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education and the launch of technology companies. During this time, more than 1,400 startup companies have benefited from Rice Alliance programs, and these companies have raised more than $2.7 billion in fundingFor more information, visit https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/2023/IMG8760.jpg” alt=”last_img” /> read more

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