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Gordon College Rawalpindi is a college in Rawalpindi, Pakistan that was established as a school in 1893.The college year is made up of an annual system: examination are held once every year. Enrollment at Gordon College is in thousands of students, with around hundreds living on campus. The campus has many buildings, which includes an a large stadium , basketball court, tennis courts, and badminton court. The college has a large and historic auditorium. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 16, 2017
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"Today's marketplace, with its constant regulatory flux and the emergence of disruptive technologies, increasingly demands the ability to anticipate developments and capture value through forward-looking risk decision-making," Debs said. "As a result, there has rarely been a more interesting time for CEOs and boards of directors to pose the question: 'do we have the right risk talent in place for the coming business cycle?'" Prior to joining RSR Partners, Mr. Debs worked at J.P. Morgan for 15 years, most recently as an Executive Director in risk management, focused on energy, project finance, and insurance. Mr. Debs also has extensive experience in academic research and teaching within the field of the philosophical foundations of quantum mechanics and relativity theory. He has served as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University, and on the teaching faculties of the London School of Economics and the American University of Beirut. Mr. Debs earned his AB in Physics and History & Science from Harvard College, his MPhil in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge, and his PhD in the philosophical foundations of physics, also from Cambridge. He serves as a Trustee of Gordon College, a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics, and a Director of Indian Harbor Yacht Club. To learn more about RSR Partners' Risk Practice, click here. RSR Partners is a leader in corporate governance consulting, board director and senior-level recruiting, and strategic talent advisory. The company was founded in 1993 by Russell S. Reynolds, Jr. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rsr-partners-appoints-talal-debs-as-head-of-firms-risk-practice-300458576.html


News Article | May 22, 2017
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Don Stephens, President/Founder of Mercy Ships, received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree at Gordon College Saturday at the institution’s commencement ceremony. Stephens also delivered the baccalaureate address to the Class of 2017 graduates on Friday. Stephens was recognized by Gordon College for his longstanding service and the profound impact of Mercy Ships around the world, through the organization’s use of hospital ships to deliver hope and healing to some of the world’s poorest countries. Don Stephens founded Mercy Ships in 1978. It was the realization of a dream that was inspired by three life events: the devastation of a hurricane in the Bahamas in 1964, the birth of his profoundly disabled son, John Paul, and a brief encounter with Mother Teresa. His inspiring baccalaureate speech to the Gordon graduates included poignant memories of meeting Mother Teresa in Calcutta. Stephens referenced her pointed question at the time which became his motivation through years of service: “Why were you born?” After starting Mercy Ships, Stephens and his wife Deyon lived onboard the first Mercy Ship, the Anastasis, for ten years with their four children before moving to land to continue to build the global charity. “What began as an unconventional idea has since impacted the lives of more than 2.5 million people,” said Gordon President Michael Lindsay. “Today, the floating hospitals of Mercy Ships bring medical teams, sterile operating rooms, clean water, and the training and tools necessary to treat for those without access to medical care. It embodies the example set for us by Jesus, bringing hope and healing to those in greatest need. It is our privilege at Gordon College to honor Don Stephens’ humble and generous spirit, noble work and great Christian virtue.” “It is indeed a high honor to receive the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, from Gordon College, as well as to address the Class of 2017 – future leaders in the making,” shared Don Stephens, President and Founder of Mercy Ships. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has provided medical services and materials valued at over $1.3 billion. This includes over 84,000 life-changing surgical procedures in 55 developing countries. The organization has also trained almost 40,000 healthcare professionals in the countries served so that healing can continue after the ship leaves the port. Stephens’ honors and awards include the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal nomination (2016); the Points of Light Award (2014); the Variety Club International Humanitarian of the Year (2009); the Commanders of the Republic Award, Republic of Benin (2009); and, from Food for the Hungry, the Two Hungers Award (1989). “Don Stephens followed his passion to provide hope and healing for the poorest of the poor when he founded Mercy Ships nearly 40 years ago. Gordon College’s conferring of an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity is a fitting tribute to Don’s compassion and vision which has changed the lives of the host of volunteers who have served as well as the millions of patients and their families touched by the charity's free services," stated Mike Ullman, International Board Chairman, Mercy Ships. The Africa Mercy, the world’s largest private hospital ship, is currently docked in Benin, West Africa. Since August, 2016, the volunteer crew onboard have provided 1,793 free surgeries and trained 1,803 participants in medical capacity-building courses. ABOUT MERCY SHIPS: Mercy Ships uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building and sustainable development to those with little access in the developing world. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens, Mercy Ships has worked in more than 70 countries providing services valued at more than $1.3 billion, treating more than 2.61 million direct beneficiaries. The Africa Mercy is crewed by 400 volunteers from up to 40 nations, an average of 1000 each year. Professionals including surgeons, dentists, nurses, healthcare trainers, teachers, cooks, seamen, engineers, and agriculturalists donate their time and skills to the effort. With offices in 16 nations, Mercy Ships seeks to transform individuals and serve nations one at a time. For more information click on http://www.mercyships.org Hi-res photos and general Mercy Ships B-Roll video footage are available upon request.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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Jennifer Williams Leathe’s new book A Wonderful Christmas After All ($11.99, paperback, 9781498484336; $5.99, eBook, 9781498484343) tells the story of Emily, who just loves Christmas and all the fun that comes with it: covering the tree with ornaments, baking beautiful cookies, listening to carols—she just couldn’t wait. But this year is different-nothing is going her way! Join Emily as she finds the gift that makes it a wonderful Christmas after all. Leathe says, “A Wonderful Christmas After All is a book that children will be able to identify with as it is told from a child's perspective and deals with common events in family life around the Christmas holiday. The Christian message about God's love for us is presented as Emily survives several disappointments. Christmas is a holiday that can easily be overshadowed by commercialism and traditions. The gift of God's Son to us can easily be forgotten if we are not careful.” Jennifer Williams Leathe is a graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, as well as New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. She is a pediatrician in private practice in Beverly, Massachusetts, and is the mother of three. She appreciates the unique way in which children view the world and believes this appreciation allows her to be a better children’s author. Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order A Wonderful Christmas After All through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.


News Article | May 5, 2017
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accelerated Wealth LLC (“AW”) announced leadership appointments to strengthen its focus on governance and growth. Gregg Indovina, currently AW’s vice president of investment strategies, is promoted to the newly created role of Chief Investment Officer. “Gregg brings a wealth of practical investment knowledge as a money manager and educator,” said Bill Walton (“Walton”), the CEO of AW. “He has all the skills and experience to enhance and expand our investment offerings while integrating them into AW’s Adaptive Retirement Planning process. He represents our core values extremely well and I am confident he is the right person to help AW pursue its strategic priorities and deliver on our clients’ expectations.” With many years of financial services experience, Gregg began his career with Merrill Lynch as a financial adviser. He later founded WealthPoint Group with a suite of services to help investors live a wealthy lifestyle during retirement. In addition, Gregg has instructed thousands of students in the art of trading and investing around the world. Gregg will be relocating to Colorado Springs from Pittsburgh with his wife and two children. Commenting on his appointment, Indovina commented, “AW has a talented and visionary team dedicated to helping our clients live the life of their dreams. I look forward to equipping our advisers with the best possible investment strategies for the benefit of our clients.” Separately, Erik Nelson was recently appointed Chief Operations Officer, having served most recently as vice president of operations at Fidelity Investments in Boston. “Erik brings nearly three decades of operational, management and leadership experience to AW with a proven track record of building and leading high performing teams,” said Walton. He leads technology, operations and shared services working with all of AW advisers and offices to achieve operational excellence and better serve clients. Walton said, “The decision to create this position is designed to ensure that AW delivers on its strategy while accelerating execution.” Erik began his career with Evergreen Investments and holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. He has relocated to Colorado Springs with his wife and daughter. “These additions to an already talented team will help AW deliver on its growth strategy while strengthening our corporate governance and compliance commitments for the benefit of our advisers and clients,” said Walton. Accelerated Wealth LLC is a Colorado Springs-based independent wealth management firm dedicated to providing effective strategies to help its clients make wise financial decisions. AW’s business practices and culture are driven by its core values of faith, integrity, relationships, vision, excellence and being coachable. With 16 offices located in six states, the firm enjoys an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. AW, a Registered Investment Advisor registered with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, was recently named the “Best of the Springs 2017” by the Colorado Springs Gazette in the financial planning category. For more information please visit www.acceleratedwealth.com


News Article | November 7, 2016
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On Thursday, September 29th, Lexington Christian Academy juniors and seniors had the opportunity to hear from and speak with admissions representatives from some of the area’s most prominent universities. The ‘College Night’ event was hosted by LCA’s College Advising department. The guests represented 11 institutions including Boston College, Northeastern University, Boston University and Gordon College. The event began in the Cross Center for Worship and the Performing Arts, where the visitors first answered questions relating to varying areas of the college experience. The representatives then split into classrooms for specific presentations and questions from LCA high schoolers. “College Night 2016 was a tremendous success,” said Rob Scaro, Director of College Advising. “We wanted to give our students and their families something more than what they would get at a typical fair. From the panel discussion with college admissions representatives that began the evening to the individual school presentations that followed, they got the chance to learn, explore and interact in a meaningful way with an amazing cross-section of 11 leading colleges and universities.” Visiting University of New Hampshire representative Richard Haynes appreciated the chance to meet LCA upper school students, saying, “The students at Lexington Christian Academy were very aware of the college search process and truly understood the power of education.” Head of School Tim Russell was also delighted with the success of the program and the ingenuity that it was built on. “Newly appointed director Rob Scaro really shone tonight!” said Russell. “Rob was chosen because of his stellar academic background (Boston College, William and Mary, University of Virginia) and his expertise in the classroom. This experience fit him well to winsomely engage our students, as well as spur them on to apply to a wide selection of colleges and see them succeed.” LCA Senior Peter Walsh attended College Night and took full advantage of the experience he and his peers shared, noting, “I thought LCA’s College Night was a nice way to get a taste of a wide range of schools. Many of the colleges I am applying to were at the event. This allowed me to ask questions in small groups, an opportunity I have not had until now.” Following this year’s great success, plans are in the works for College Night to be held next year as well. With this opportunity behind them, LCA high schoolers are now all the more ready to find success in the college application process and beyond. Lexington Christian Academy is an independent college preparatory school that exists to educate young men and women in the arts and sciences in the context of a complete commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Jarret R.L.,U.S. Department of Agriculture | Levy I.J.,Gordon College
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry | Year: 2012

Intact seed of 475 genebank accessions of Citrullus (C. lanatus var. lanatus and C. lanatus var. citroides) were analyzed for percent oil content using TD-NMR. Extracts from whole seed of 96 accessions of C. lanatus (30 var. citroides, 33 var. lanatus, and 33 egusi), C. colocynthis (n = 3), C. ecirrhosus (n = 1), C. rehmii (n = 1), and Benincasa fistulosa (n = 3) were also analyzed for their fatty acids content. Among the materials analyzed, seed oil content varied from 14.8 to 43.5%. Mean seed oil content in egusi types of C. lanatus was significantly higher (mean = 35.6%) than that of either var. lanatus (mean = 23.2%) or var. citroides (mean = 22.6%). Egusi types of C. lanatus had a significantly lower hull/kernel ratio when compared to other C. lanatus var. lanatus or C. lanatus var. citroides. The principal fatty acid in all C. lanatus materials examined was linoleic acid (43.6-73%). High levels of linoleic acid were also present in the materials of C. colocynthis (71%), C. ecirrhosus (62.7%), C. rehmii (75.8%), and B. fistulosa (73.2%), which were included for comparative purposes. Most all samples contained traces (<0.5%) of arachidonic acid. The data presented provide novel information on the range in oil content and variability in the concentrations of individual fatty acids present in a diverse array of C. lanatus, and its related species, germplasm. © 2012 American Chemical Society.


DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Christian higher education resource, Christian Universities Online (http://www.christianuniversitiesonline.org/), has published a ranking of the 10 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the North 2017...


Veatch M.H.,Gordon College
Computers and Operations Research | Year: 2015

This paper uses approximate linear programming (ALP) to compute average cost bounds for queueing network control problems. Like most approximate dynamic programming (ADP) methods, ALP approximates the differential cost by a linear form. New types of approximating functions are identified that offer more accuracy than previous ALP studies or other performance bound methods. The structure of the infinite constraint set is exploited to reduce it to a more manageable set. When needed, constraint sampling and truncation methods are also developed. Numerical experiments show that the LPs using quadratic approximating functions can be easily solved on examples with up to 17 buffers. Using additional functions reduced the error to 1-5% at the cost of larger LPs. These ALPs were solved for systems with up to 6-11 buffers, depending on the functions used. The method computes bounds much faster than value iteration. It also gives some insights into policies. The ALPs do not scale to very large problems, but they offer more accurate bounds than other methods and the simplicity of just solving an LP. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Schmude R.W.,Gordon College
Icarus | Year: 2011

Brightness measurements made during 1963-1965 and 1991-2009 are used in constructing models of the brightness of the Saturn system in the Johnson B, V, R and I system. The models cover nearly the full range of phase angles and ring opening angles visible from the Earth and are believed to be accurate to 0.03-0.05 magnitudes. A U-filter model is also selected which covers ring opening angles of between 4° and 14° The model is the first such one that treats the light from the rings as a function of the saturnicentric latitude from the Earth and Sun in a way that is consistent with observations and theoretical considerations. Six conclusions of this work are: (1) the Saturn system brightens as the solar phase angle decreases, (2) the Saturn system has an opposition surge, (3) the opposition surge increases as the ring opening angle increases, (4) the solar phase angle coefficient increases as the ring opening angle increases, (5) the B-V, V-R and R-I color indexes change by up to 0.2 magnitudes as Saturn orbits the Sun and (6) the V-filter model in this report is a better fit to the 1963-2009 data than the one proposed by Harris (Harris, D.L. [1961]. In: Kuiper, G.P., Middlehurst, B.M. (Eds), Planets and Satellites. Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL, pp. 272-342]. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.


Veatch M.H.,Gordon College
Mathematics of Operations Research | Year: 2013

We consider the linear programming approach to approximate dynamic programming with an average cost objective and a finite state space. Using a Lagrangian form of the linear program (LP), the average cost error is shown to be a multiple of the best fit differential cost error. This result is analogous to previous error bounds for a discounted cost objective. Second, bounds are derived for average cost error and performance of the policy generated from the LP that involve the mixing time of the Markov decision process (MDP) under this policy or the optimal policy. These results improve on a previous performance bound involving mixing times. © 2013 INFORMS.

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