first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Pakistan is to ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to ease conditions on a $10bn (£6.4bn) loan it received in 2008 in light of the floods that have made 4m people homeless. The country’s finance minister will travel to Washington next week in a bid to delay repayments until the effects of the devastating floods have eased. The US pledged an extra $60m to fund the humanitarian response yesterday. KCS-content PAKISTAN HOPES TO EXTEND IMF LOANS Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Thursday 19 August 2010 9:00 pm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( 2006 Abridged Report

first_imgSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2006 abridged results.For more information about Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sechaba Brewery Holdings Limited (  2006 abridged results.Company ProfileSechaba Brewery Holdings Limited is an investment holding company with 60% controlling interest in Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KLB) and Botswana Breweries (Pty) Limited. Kgalagadi Breweries produces lager beers, traditional beers, bottled water and soft drinks under license. The brewery has four traditional beer breweries, a clear beer brewery, a sparkling soft drinks production plant and six sales and distribution centres in Botswana. SABMiller has a 40% stake in Kgalagadi Breweries and has management control over the operation; offering manufacturing and technical expertise, brand building and distribution expertise. Botswana Breweries produces traditional opaque beer made from sorghum and maize under the brand names Chibuku and Phafana. The Botswana Development Corporation has a 25.6% shareholding in Sechaba Breweries Holdings Limited.last_img read more

Crown PropTech Acquisitions Announces Pricing of Upsized $240 Million Initial Public Offering

first_img WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Previous articleCizikas, Martin score in 3rd as Islanders top Rangers 2-0Next articleRoslovic scores late goal, Blue Jackets beat Hurricanes 3-2 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Crown PropTech Acquisitions (the “Company”) announced today that it priced its upsized initial public offering of 24,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units are expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and trade under the ticker symbol “CPTK.U” beginning on February 9, 2021. Each unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-third of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants are exercisable. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and redeemable warrants are expected to be listed on NYSE under the symbols “CPTK” and “CPTK WS,” respectively. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company intends to concentrate on businesses that provide technological innovation to the broader real estate ecosystem. This includes a focus on businesses that provide technological solutions that make the built environment more accessible, connected, dynamic, efficient, experiential and sustainable. Certain funds and accounts managed by subsidiaries of BlackRock, Inc. have agreed to make an anchor investment in the Company. The management team is being led by Richard Chera, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and director, co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Crown Acquisitions Inc. and co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ReWyre®; and Dr. Pius Sprenger, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and director, who was formerly an executive of Cantor Fitzgerald and Deutsche Bank. Rasheq Zarif is serving as the lead strategic advisor to the Company. RBC Capital Markets, LLC is acting as the sole book-running manager of the offering. The Company has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,600,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the prospectus may be obtained from RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10281, or by telephone at (877) 822-4089 or by email at [email protected] A registration statement relating to the securities has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 8, 2021. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the proposed initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be completed on the terms described, or at all, or that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement and preliminary prospectus for the Company’s offering filed with the SEC. Copies of these documents are available on the SEC’s website, The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law. View source version on CONTACT: Investors For inquiries please contact:[email protected] KEYWORD: NEW YORK UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE FINANCE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY SOURCE: Crown PropTech Acquisitions Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 10:37 PM/DISC: 02/08/2021 10:37 PM TAGS  Crown PropTech Acquisitions Announces Pricing of Upsized $240 Million Initial Public Offeringlast_img read more

OPEN HOUSE: Adams Glass opens to guests for holiday tradition.

first_img You Might Like By The Penny Hoarder Published 3:00 am Thursday, November 23, 2017 OPEN HOUSE: Adams Glass opens to guests for holiday tradition. Adams Glass Studio Open House begins as tradition dictates, on the Friday after Thanksgiving with wine and cheese from 6 until 9 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m.Visiting artists will include Walter Black with his amazing pottery, Carol McCraddy with her popular papyrus angels and Rex Thrash’s woodcrafts that will feature a new “breed” of birdhouses.As for Adams, his holiday glass includes, as always Christmas angels and nativity sets. Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Open House at Adams Glass Studio is a Thanksgiving tradition for many people in and around Pike County. The annual event opens with a wine and cheese event on Friday night and continues throughout the weekend. Charles Adams, pictured, and David Adams have new creations for this year’s event including Christmas, college logo and “simply Southern” pieces and kiln-fired glass. Everyone is invited. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson For Charles Adams and his family, the annual open house event at Adams Glass Studio the weekend after Thanksgiving could be somewhat of a chore. However, the Adams family considers it an opportunity for friends and neighbors to gather for a time of fellowship and friendly conversation aside from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.“Just how many years we’ve been having open house at Thanksgiving, I’m not sure,” Adams said and added with a smile that it could be 30 but sometimes it seems like 50.“It’s a busy weekend with Black Friday and football games but open house kind of gets people away from all that and offers them a place to sit and visit and talk about the good ol’ days,” Adams said. “The two words I hear most often at open house are ‘remember when…’ It’s that kind of event.” Print Articlecenter_img Book Nook to reopen TES gets grant for tricycles The Troy City Schools Education Foundation has awarded a grant for tricycles and helmets for preschoolers at the Hank Jones… read more Email the author Sponsored Content “This year we have a stained glass backdrop for the manger scenes that really sets them off,” Adams said. “The backdrops can be used year around as backdrops or just stand alones.” The Christmas glass includes ornaments of every kind, from Santa and snowmen to trains pups and cats. Adams also has a new glass that is actually a throwback to his “old days” of making glass.“It’s different. It’s new but it’s old and it’s really catching on,” he said. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration In addition to his Auburn, Alabama and Troy University logo stained glass collection, David Adams has created stained glass items that celebrate the state of Alabama and the pride in being simply Southern.“We have a lot of glass do-dads that make great stocking stuffers and that little something extra for those who thought they had everything,” Adams said.And for those who are looking for something tasty from the good ol’ days, Adams Nut Shop has Mule Days Maple Syrup, Mayhaw jelly, pepper jelly, honey and of course boiled peanuts and short Cokes.“We have a lot of one of a kind items especially for Christmas but the best thing about open house is friends and neighbors coming together aside from the rush of the season,” Adams said. “We invite everybody to stop by this weekend. We’ll be glad to see you.” By Jaine Treadwelllast_img read more

Pike Historical Society seeks funds for Monticello marker

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Tropical depression likely to form in Gulf Hurricane season has begun, with an 80 percent chance a tropical depression will form toward the end of the week… read more Published 3:00 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Smith said the historical marker has been missing from Monticello since 2010.“At that time, roadwork was being done in that area and it is thought that, perhaps, the highway department had taken the marker down and it was stored somewhere,” she said. “But, in checking with the highway department, we learned that it would not have been necessary to remove the sign for the work that was being done.”Monticello was the county seat for Pike County for 11 years and it is significant to the county’s history, Smith said. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The Pike County historical society would like to be able to replace the marker and place it near the marker’s previous location,” Smith said. “From what we have learned, the marker was placed near where the courthouse was located, in the curve near the substation and off to the right.”Smith said it would be especially meaningful if the marker could be replaced during Alabama’s Bicentennial year.The Pike County Historical, Genealogical and Preservation Society is seeking funding for the replacement of the Monticello historical marker and would appreciate donations from those who deem the marker important to Pike County’s history. The historical society may be contacted via email at [email protected] or through any of its members.Margaret Pace Farmer’s “One Hundred Fifty Years in Pike County Alabama, 1821-1971” described what the town of Monticello looked like during the years it was Pike County’s Seat of Justice. The small town had a court square with the courthouse as its centerpiece. The streets were laid out at right angles and had distinguishing names including, Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette and Monroe. The jail was constructed in a pine grove and Jail Street led to that destination.The town of 200 was crowded only when court convened and Ann Love’s inn was filled with guests. At that time, men took their families with them to court to protect them from the threat of marauding Indians. So, the inn was a lively place with women, from all parts of the county, who enjoyed a time of gossip, knitting and quilting.Monticello has a storied past and the Pike County historical society’s mission is to inform the public about this historical site in Pike County.Smith said the historical marker is also missing from Hobdy’s Bridge. The Battle of Hobdy’s Bridge was fought while Monticello was the county seat.The Battle of Hobdy’s Bridge was the last significant confrontation between the whites and Indians east of the Mississippi River.The Alabama Historical Commission’s historical marker program began in 1975 to help preservationists inform the public about significant buildings, sites, structure, objects, cemeteries and districts in the state. Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Skipcenter_img Latest Stories Pike Historical Society seeks funds for Monticello marker You Might Like Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Pike County Historical, Genealogical and Preservation Society is on a mission.And, for a sum of $2,220 the historical group will be able to say, “Mission accomplished.”Diane Smith, historical society president, said the mission is to fund the replacement of the historical marker that recognized Monticello as the Seat of Justice in Pike County, 1827-1838. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Print Article By The Penny Hoarderlast_img read more

Acoustic discrimination of Southern Ocean zooplankton

first_imgAcoustic surveys in the vicinity of the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia during a period of exceptionally calm weather revealed the existence of a number of horizontally extensive yet vertically discrete scattering layers in the upper 250 m of the water column. These layers were fished with a Longhurst-Hardy plankton recorder (LHPR) and a multiple-opening 8 m2 rectangular mid-water trawl (RMT8). Analysis of catches suggested that each scattering layer was composed predominantly of a single species (biovolume>95%) of either the euphausiids Euphausia frigida or Thysanöessa macrura, the hyperiid amphipod Themisto gaudichaudii, or the eucalaniid copepod Rhincalanus gigas. Instrumentation on the nets allowed their trajectories to be reconstructed precisely, and thus catch data to be related directly to the corresponding acoustic signals. Discriminant function analysis of differences between mean volume backscattering strength at 38, 120 and 200 kHz separated echoes originating from each of the dominant scattering layers, and other signals identified as originating from Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba), with an overall correct classification rate of 77%. Using echo intensity data alone, gathered using hardware commonly employed for fishery acoustics, it is therefore possible to discriminate in situ between several zooplanktonic taxa, taxa which in some instances exhibit similar gross morphological characteristics and have overlapping length– frequency distributions. Acoustic signals from the mysid Antarctomysis maxima could also be discriminated once information on target distribution was considered, highlighting the value of incorporating multiple descriptors of echo characteristics into signal identification procedures. The ability to discriminate acoustically between zooplankton taxa could be applied to provide improved acoustic estimates of species abundance, and to enhance field studies of zooplankton ecology, distribution and species interactions.last_img read more

NCAA conferences forging ahead amid COVID-19 ‘moving into very trouble waters’

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailjetcityimage/iStockBy ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With at least three major collegiate athletic conferences — the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Big East — forgoing fall athletics, including football, those choosing to play games during the COVID-19 pandemic may find the path quite difficult.“We’re moving into very troubled waters,” Dr. Brian Hainline, senior vice president and chief medical officer for the NCAA, said on Thursday. “It’s a very narrow path to get fall sports right.”Hainline explained that expectations from earlier this year of containing the novel coronavirus in the U.S., allowing for sports through the end of 2020, simply have not been met.“In April, we were envisioning that there would be a continued downward trajectory of COVID-19 new infections and deaths, that there would be a national surveillance system national testing and national contact tracing that would allow us to really navigate this pandemic into re-socializing both in sport and then the rest of society,” Hainline said. “That hasn’t happened, and it’s made it very challenging to make decisions as we approach fall sports.”Two infectious disease experts from the Emory University School of Medicine, who also are members of the NCAA’s COVID-19 advisory panel, warned that restarting sports could lead to negative outcomes both for the athletes involved and their communities.“My advice to organizations that I’ve talked to is: If you cannot do it safely, you shouldn’t do it,” said Dr. Carlos del Rio, a professor of medicine and global health at Emory University.As of Thursday afternoon, at least 5.2 million people in the U.S. had contracted COVID-19, and nearly 167,000 had died. Globally, those figures have surpassed 20.7 million and 752,000, respectively.The U.S. has “a quarter of the world’s total number of cases. We have a serious problem,” del Rio said. “I feel like the Titanic, and we have hit the iceberg, and we’re trying to make decisions of what time we should have the band play.”Time spent discussing whether to bring back sports, del Rio continued, would be better spent “focused on getting control of the pandemic. If we control the pandemic, we would be able to do all the things we’re talking about: opening schools and having sports.”Professional sports leagues have seen mixed results. Major League Baseball has had interruptions of play as some teams recorded significant outbreaks — 13 St. Louis Cardinals players and staffers tested positive in early August, while the Miami Marlins had 18 players and two coaches become ill — while the NBA, confining players to a “bubble” in Orlando, Florida, hasn’t seen a major outbreak.Among the college ranks, whether or not to host games may have been an even tougher decision.“The decision to not hold fall sports competition was not made lightly,” said Peter M. Donohue, chair of the Big East board of directors and president of Villanova University. “Athletics play an integral role in the student, alumni and fan experience at each of our institutions, and we were all hoping to allow the fall seasons to move forward. However, this decision, while disappointing, was made with the health and safety of our student-athletes and staff in mind. The well-being of our community members are, and will continue to be, our priority and focus.”Although much is still unknown about COVID-19, and while the majority of those killed by it have been older or had underlying health conditions, younger people haven’t been immune. And some of those so far infected may develop longterm health issues.“When we think about types of side effects and long-term consequences from viral illnesses specifically from COVID-19, we think about myocarditis, we think about neurologic complications. I’m very concerned about myocarditis,” said Dr. Colleen Kraft, an associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of the Clinical Virology Research Laboratory at Emory University.Myocarditis, or inflammation of the heart muscle, is a rare heart condition that could be linked with the novel coronavirus. According to Hainline, the NCAA is aware of 12 cases of myocarditis in athletes, and between 1% and 2% of athletes are currently testing positive for COVID-19.“I think we’re playing with fire — one case of myocarditis in an athlete is too many,” added Kraft.For athletes to return to their respective sports safely, del Rio advised that within a community there should be fewer than 10 new cases per 100,000 in population, with a positivity rate of less than 10% — ideally closer to 5%.Additionally, hospital resources already stretched thin may not be able to handle additional large-scale community outbreaks.“If you were to have an outbreak bigger than what we have — if you have some sports event or college events — you would be in a very serious situation,” according to del Rio. “And I don’t want to be there, so my advice is that we hold off and we control this virus.”The NCAA left it up to schools and conferences to decide whether to move forward with fall athletic competitions as “they determine how to safely begin the academic year and the return to sports,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement. However, on Thursday, Emmert announced that there would be no fall NCAA championships because there are not enough schools participating in competition.There are no clear paths for schools that choose to go forward with sports, even those best adhering to NCAA recommendations.“All of us are just learning about this disease, in the last seven months, and there is no black-and-white answer,” Hainline said.Students who do play need to understand the risks and how to best prevent contracting the virus, both on and off the field, del Rio added.“There’s so much transmission in the community,” del Rio said. “Using that social distancing, you know, avoiding those parties — that’s where we need to really focus our education on the students.”The Big 12, unlike several peers, announced on Wednesday it intended to continue with fall sports, with revised conference schedules.“In the end, I think we all have to do what is best for our individual conferences,” said Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, adding that should an outbreak occur “we’re very well prepared to deal with those things.”Bowlsby acknowledged that things could change later in the fall.“If we get to the place where our doctors and scientists say, ‘You guys got two wheels off the tracks, and you’re headed for a train wreck,’ we will pivot that day,” he added. “If it’s during camp, it’s during camp. If it’s during October, it’s during October. If it’s the week before our championship game, that’s when it is.”Count the president among those rooting for fall sports to be played.“The student-athletes have been working too hard for their season to be cancelled,” President Donald Trump tweeted.However excited for college football many may be, doctors and experts agree that games cannot come at the expense of the athletes’ health and safety.“The NCAA is not only about sports,” Kraft said. “It’s really about the safety of athletes.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img August 14, 2020 /Sports News – National NCAA conferences forging ahead amid COVID-19 ‘moving into very trouble waters’last_img read more

Postgraduate applications at all time high

first_imgThe number of applicants for postgraduate degrees at Oxford overtook the number of applications for undergraduate degrees for the first time ever last year, according to newly-released figures by a government review into postgraduate education in the UK.The ratio of graduate applications to filled places for entry in 2009/10 is four to one, while at undergraduate level it is five to one. Applications for postgraduate study at Oxford has risen by 60% over the past four years. Over the same period, the number of places for postgraduate study has increased by 34%.The University has already received graduate 18,800 applications for the next academic year, and is expecting to receive more in the coming months. The total undergraduate applications this year came to 17,144.This reflects a general increase in demand for postgraduate study at British universities.  It has been suggested that the recession is the primary cause of this, as graduates are unable to find jobs and instead choose to boost their qualifications.Ewan McKendrick, Oxford’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, said to the Times, “We have more or less hit the ceiling, so if we want to go further to expand graduate numbers we have difficult decisions to make.“Oxford is now the UK’s largest recipient of research funding and the quality and impact of its research is world-renowned.“Its continued growth and development as a centre of excellence could not have been possible without an increasing number of graduates working on research projects and supporting Oxford’s world-leading research.”There is concern that this surge in applications could undermine efforts to widen access, as student loans are only available to under-graduates. Post-graduate grants are competitive, and many post-graduates have to secure their own funding either from their family or elsewhere.Sarah Hutchinson, OUSU VP for graduates, is enthusiastic about the latest figures, “It is very exciting that so many students are interested in taking up postgraduate study at Oxford, although the surge in applications in the last two years may reflect difficulties graduates have experienced in finding employment due to the recession.”Hutchinson also expressed concern that the high cost of post-graduate study would deter potential applicants.  She said, “I am very concerned that the cost of postgraduate study will put people off applying, but I would recommend anyone worried about this to get in touch with the University’s Graduate Fees and Funding office, who can advise them of the support available.“The need to increase access to postgraduate study was a key message in the OUSU submission to the Smith review on postgraduate education, and is something we are currently working on with colleges, the university and the NUS.  It is essential that the Graduate Fund remains a top priority for the University if we want to continue to attract the best applicants”.The cost of graduate study at Oxford varies depending on course. University fees for home students are generally around £3,500, though some can be £25-30,000 per year. Overseas students generally pay between £12,200 and £33,000, and students also pay college fees, typically between £1,900 and £2,300.Jane Sherwood, Director of Graduate Admissions and Funding, said, “The upward trend in applications predates the global financial downturn and reflects the appeal of studying at a world-renowned university, the quality of teaching and research supervision and the high quality of the research being undertaken here by world-leading academics”There are now 8,701 postgraduates at Oxford, compared with 11,766 undergraduates. Oxford currently offers 328 different graduate degree programmes.last_img read more

Oriel JCR plans further liberation referenda

first_imgOriel JCR is to hold three separate referenda on the introduction of new liberation group officers for its committee, as was determined at Sunday’s JCR General Meeting. This follows the JCR’s failed referendum on the creation of all three officerships through one single vote late last term. After a motion was put to the JCR, a resolution was passed to hold three further, separate elections to resolve this issue: one to establish a Women’s Officer, one to establish a BME Officer, and one to establish a Student Disabilities Officer. Although supported by more than 60 per cent of the voters, the previous referendum had failed to secure the required two-thirds supermajority. Oriel JCR currently has an Equalities Officer; most other colleges, however, have positions dedicated to the representation of women, minority ethnic students, and those with disabilities. As part of the motions, the JCR resolved to have the Returning Officer for the referenda issue “statements of conscience” requesting that only members who identify as part of the affected groups vote in the applicable referendum. Some students have expressed concern with discouraging full participation of all JCR members in establishing roles which will have voting rights on the JCR Committee. Molly Rogers, who recently proposed a successful motion in the Balliol JCR to change the name of her position from Disabled Students Officer to Student Disabilities Officer, said that she agrees in principle with the “statements of conscience” system, but pointed out that, “A person may develop a disability at any point and so may need to seek the support of someone they weren’t allowed to vote for.’’ “However, the democratic system implies that any decision made should be the one that is best for the group in question, so this shouldn’t pose too much of a difficulty.” She also said that anonymity of voting members was “something to bear in mind when restricting the right to vote to a minority group when there are issues with confidentiality.” OUSU VP for Women Lucy Delaney told Cherwell, “I’m very pleased to hear that Oriel College is considering the introduction of BME, Womens, and Disabilities Officers. I also fully support the decision for non-affected groups to be asked to abstain from voting for these positions, as I firmly believe that liberation groups should be able to choose their own representatives — they have lived experience and know more than anyone else which issues affect them. This is the procedure when voting in the OUSU elections for the closed-franchise role of VP Women.“Finally, I think it is important to recognize, however, that in an institution such as Oxford, where there is poor representation for certain groups such as BME students, liberation officers are often expected to push through changes in college and in the University on their own, with very little support, and often against huge opposition. They are expected to constantly use up energy educating others and the changes they push through are often sadly built off oppression they themselves have to fight on a daily basis. This, I believe, is wrong – we all need to take responsibility for making Oxford more inclusive; for speaking out against sexual violence, for decolonizing the curriculum and for making Oxford accessible for students with disabilities.“So, whilst I am extremely glad these officer positions may be created, I also think it is vital that we recognise this as a starting point, and that, following their election, the officers receive support and allyship from the entire student body.”last_img read more


first_img57, died on September 1, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center after a long battle with lung cancer. Frank was a native of Bayonne, moving to East Hanover 21 years ago. He had a long career at the CIT Group in Livingston, NJ as a Director of Finance. Frank is survived by his wife, Margaret “Meg”, by two daughters, Nicole Muller and her husband, Michael, and Elizabeth “Ellie” Inzitari, by a son, Dominick “Mickey” Inzitari and by two grandchildren, Michaela and Maxwell Muller. He is predeceased by a brother, Enzo Inzitari and his parents Domenico and Giuseppina (Vartuli). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Morris Catholic High School, 200 Morris Ave, Denville NJ 07834, Attn: Rob Loia are preferred. Funeral arrangements by HANCLIFFE HOME FOR FUNERALS, 222 Ridgedale Ave. East Hanover, NJ.last_img read more