Firefight closure may soon strike Bod

first_imgFirefighters in Oxford are recommending a ballot for industrial action at their conference on 15 June. Any industrial action is likely to cause disurption to students, particularly in curtailing library use. Andy Gilchrist, speaking on behalf of the Fire Brigade Union (FBU), “we are angry and exasperated at councillors always moving the goal posts”, in a statement on Wednesday. Closing time at the Bodleian was brought forward to 7pm for a period of time when industrial action was going on last year, provoking the ire of many students. If such measures were to be adopted again, it would be especially difficult for exam candidates. One firstyear History and Politics student at Brasenose said the Bodleian was crucial to his revision and that closing the libraries early would “undoubtedly have a detrimental effect on my revision”. A strike would be particularly worrying for the University, because of the historical nature of many of the buildings, which makes them especially prone to fire hazards. The University said that if a strike did occur it would “work closely with the relevant authorities and take advice on how best to deal with the situation.” They also remarked that “exams were unlikely to be affected”.ARCHIVE: 6th week TT 2004last_img read more

Andy Beck

first_imgAndy Beck, age 65 of Batesville, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.Born May 25, 1951 in Silver Spring, Maryland, he is the son of Kitsy (Nee: Swain) and Allen Beck.  He married Mary Jo Holtel November 23, 1990.  A member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #271, the Sons of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3183 and the Knights of Columbus Council #1461, Andy was owner and chef of Beck’s Grillin’ and Catering.Most will remember Andy’s infectious smile and his cigar.  He was most definitely a people person with a passion for entertaining.  Andy liked gatherings of family or friends and his BBQ ribs will surely be missed.  Cooking was his way of expressing his friendship and affection.  It was his nature to bring meals to neighbors and family members in times of need.  For as talented a cook as he was, Mary Jo explained baking wasn’t his forte.  The only baking he did was peanut butter cookies and crème brulee, which also happened to be about the only sweets he cared for.  She also said the house was never quiet.  A talented drummer with a good voice, Andy loved all types of music.  So if music wasn’t filling the house, then it was one of several T.V.’s that would be on.  Some of Andy’s other interests included I.U. Basketball, the Washington Redskins, golfing, as well as being an avid card player.  He enjoyed playing 500 and Bridge.He is survived by his wife Mary Jo; sisters and brother-in-laws Kathleen and Barry Hurwitz of Columbia, Maryland, Cindy and Pat Reddell of Ft. Worth, Texas; brothers and sister-in-laws Alan and Ginger Beck of Eugene, Oregon, Jim and Todd Beck of Batesville and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents.Visitation is Thursday, February 16th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, February 17th, at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Safe Passage or the Hansen Center (Margaret Mary Health Foundation’s Cancer Care Fund).last_img read more

Mew claims wire-to-wire win in Ireland

first_img Tags: England teams, Irish Seniors Open, Senior golf Alan Mew became the second consecutive English winner of the Irish Seniors’ Open when he completed a wire-to-wire success at Belvoir Park.The 66 year old from Stoneham Golf Club in Hampshire was three-under for the 54-hole event and succeeds Lancashire’s Trevor Foster as champion.An opening round of six-under 65 put Mew in pole position from day one and gave him a three shot lead over Nigel Evans of Wales and Alan Egan of Ireland.Although he posted 73 in round two, Mew remained clear of Evans while Egan dropped out of contention. On the final day, Mew enjoyed a relatively comfortable closing round of 72 to win with three shots to spare.Three clear setting out, his lead had increased to five by the turn. His closest challenger, Nigel Evans from Wales, got within three again when Mew bogeyed the 13th but the leader eased any nerves with a birdie at the next hole.Mew, an England senior international, has history with this championship. In 2014, he was runner-up when Portmarnock’s Adrian Morrow triumphed at Waterville.Evans finished as runner up. Foster, who is the British Senior Champion, tied for third on three over par alongside Bob Florence (England) and the leading Irish challenger, George Wilson.Click here for full scoresImage copyright Pat Cashman Photography 25 May 2019 Mew claims wire-to-wire win in Ireland last_img read more

Enhancing Our Estuary

first_imgAdvocates Brainstorm Ways to Improve the NY-NJ Harbor WatersBy Joseph SapiaKicking off a forum on the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, Atlantic Highlands Mayor Rhonda C. Le Grice talked about its waters, a short distance away from where she stood.“These waters are essential,” Le Grice said. “I consider them our front yard.”The estuary’s 250 square miles of open water, along with its 1,600 miles of shoreline, basically runs from the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River to the north to Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay in the south, west to east from Perth Amboy to Sandy Hook. Associated with it are the various waterways that drain into it, including the Navesink River and Shrewsbury River.The New York-New Jersey Harbor and Estuary Program (HEP) is now developing an “action agenda” for 2017 for its five goal areas: water quality, habitat restoration, public access, a viable and sustainable port, and public education. So, it is reaching out to the public, groups interested in the estuary and government officials to develop the agenda.“We’re traveling around the estuary essentially to create a to-do list,” said Rob Pirani, program director for HEP, which is part of the Hudson River Foundation, a science and research group based in New York City.: Fishing on Sandy Hook Bay with the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the Manhattan skyline in the background haze.As HEP travels around, one of the stops was at the Atlantic Highlands Senior Center along Sandy Hook Bay, where Le Grice and others took part. The Monmouth County Environmental Council, which advises the county Planning Board, hosted the event on Thursday, May 26.About 20 or so people – a combination of Environmental Council members, government officials, representatives from environmental groups and the public – attended the Atlantic Highlands forum, asking questions and offering suggestions for the action list.Responses at the meeting included:— Cleaner water benefits swimming areas and shellfisheries.— Challenges to improving water quality are easy drainage to waters via impervious surfaces, lawn fertilizer pollutants and plastic litter finding its way into the water.— Key habitats are coastal wetlands, now threatened by such things as an invasion of phragmites grass; those for shellfish; and the lower end of the food chain.Another point that came up was public access to shorelines.“On the Navesink River, you can access the river, but you can’t park your car,” said Joe Reynolds, co-chair of the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council. “(Or)you can park your car, but you can’t access the river.”Regarding non-point source pollution entering the waterways via drainage, it was suggested perhaps people should be educated not to swim a day or two after it rains.Challenges to moving forward HEP’s goals, according to Pirani, are the dense development around the estuary, the area being home to 14 million people, and limited monies and political attention.“My personal sense is there’s many more people enjoying the water than before,” Pirani said.In Monmouth County, there are 26 miles of bayshore, said Kyle R. Clonan, an environmental specialist for the county Division of Planning and the division’s staff advisor to the Environmental Council.About 25 municipalities and 312,000 residents, or just under half the population of the county, are part of the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay watershed, Clonan said. The area is important for recreation, the environment and the economy, according to Clonan.Also, according the Michael Fedosh, chair of the Environmental Council, “The health of Raritan Bay impacts the health of the ocean in Monmouth County.”One of the attendees was Ebru Altinsoy, a member of the Environmental Council from Asbury Park.“I just want to learn and get involved as much as I can,” said Altinsoy, an environmental scientist.Another attendee – Ralph Wyndrum, chair of the Fair Haven Environmental Commission – said forums such as this one are good because they can educate people who would not know about these issues or specifics related to them.The HEP survey is available online at Central Jersey forums on compiling HEP’s 2017 agenda are scheduled for:— June 9, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Keyport Borough Hall, 70 W. Front St. Sponsored by the New York-New Jersey Baykeeper.— June 14, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Middlesex County Administration Building, Lower Level Tax Court, 75 Bayard St., New Brunswick. Sponsored by the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership.The Hudson River Foundation is at 17 Battery Place, Suite 915, New York, N.Y. 10004; 212-483-7667; read more

Classic transfer: Arsenal sign Chelsea attacker on loan

first_imgArsenal don’t do many transfer deadline day deals, but in 2011 Arsene Wenger was a very busy man indeed.Three years ago Yossi Benayoun, Chelsea’s Israeli attacker, moved on a season-long loan, joining the Gunners as part of an uncharacteristic last minute trolley dash that also saw Andre Santos, Per Mertesacker and Mikel Arteta arrive.If snapping up four players was a surprise, the move for Benayoun was perhaps the most unexpected of all, but his experience proved useful and he should probably be judged a hit during his loan stint.The Israel international waited patiently for his chance in red and white and is mostly fondly remembered for scoring a late winner at Villa in a 2-1 victory that sealed three vital points.“Yossi has had to wait for his moment but he has been 100 per cent professional and got us three very important points. He works hard and shows fantastic attitude,” Wenger said following the win at Villa Park.The former Liverpool star was arguably more impressive with an excellent display against Tottenham in a crucial 5-2 win in February 2012, where he was a constant menace to the opposition defence in a victory that helped the Gunners fend off their great rivals’ challenge for Champions League qualification.After six goals in 25 games in all competitions, Benayoun returned to Chelsea, before bing loaned to West Ham for the 2012/13 season. He now plies his trade at Maccabi Haifa in his homeland. Yossi Benayoun spent the 2011/12 season on loan at Arsenal from Chelsea 1last_img read more


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PYP Ambassador Luvuyo Rani voted JCI Outstanding Young Person of the World

first_imgLuvuyo Rani (centre) and his fellow Outstanding Young Persons of the World 2014 at the awards ceremony during the JCI World Congress in Leipzig, Germany in late November.For his extraordinary work giving his community access to technology, IT entrepreneur and Play Your Part Ambassador Luvuyo Rani of Khayelitsha has been named one of the 10 Junior Chamber International (JCI) Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2014, in the category of business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment.JCI is a worldwide membership-based nonprofit organization of young active citizens aged 18 to 40 who are dedicated to creating positive change in their communities. Through projects in more than 5 000 communities across more than 100 countries, members seek targeted solutions to local problems, creating a sustainable global impact.Each year, JCI honours 10 outstanding young people under the age of 40. These young active citizens exemplify the spirit of the JCI mission and provide exemplary service to their communities.Growing up in a small town in Eastern Cape, Luvuyo Rani moved to the sprawling township of Khayelitsha outside Cape Town in his late teens to study at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.After teaching accounting and entrepreneurship at high school level, Rani decided to change his career and focus on increasing access to technology in Khayelitsha. He started by opening an internet café that offered computer training and IT support for the local community. Rani believes computers and the internet offer people the priceless power of education and information.Expanding his services from the Internet café to a full-scale business, Rani and his brother started Silulo Ulutho Technologies – the name means “we bring value through technology in isiXhosa. The brothers started selling refurbished computers, providing IT training and even helping local entrepreneurs write business profiles and plans.Today, Rani and his business work to close the IT skill gap in his community, so as to reduce unemployment. South Africa’s jobless rate is 25%, but townships such as Khayelitsha often have a rate of 50%, particularly among the youth. To help tackle this, Rani opened a school providing computer training to the public, open 12 hours a day, seven days a week.The school has now been running for seven years and more than 20 000 students have completed the six-month training programme. More than 50% of Rani’s graduates have found jobs. Rani places a high value on service rather than profit, providing payment plans for his programmes to make them available to disadvantaged communities. His business and education programmes continue to empower people to learn new skills and use them for increased communication, connection and employment. Responding to this important social need, Rani has opened the door to the world of technology for people and communities across South Africa.Rani and the other nine Outstanding Young Persons of the World for 2014 were honoured at an awards ceremony on Friday 28 November at the 2014 JCI World Congress in Leipzig, Germany.Young people from around the world voted online to participate in selecting the honourees. Along with the final judging panel, comprised of representatives of select partner organisations and 2014 JCI president Shine Bhaskaran, the online votes helped determine the winners. After more than 37 500 votes were cast and the judging panel reviewed the top 20 semi-finalists, 10 young active citizens were selected for their exceptional service, creativity and positive change for their communities and the world.The other nine honourees are:• Zaheer Allam, Mauritius – Moral and/or environmental leadership• Bulut Ersavas, Turkey – Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment• Daniel Flynn, Australia – Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment• Alonzo Gabriel, the Philippines – Academic leadership and/or accomplishment• Nicolás García Mayor, Argentina – Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rights• Po Man Lo, Hong Kong – Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment• Darren Lomman, Australia – Scientific and/or technological development• Ruth Riley, USA – Humanitarian and/or voluntary leadership• Nick Shen Weijun, Singapore – Cultural achievementlast_img read more

Medha Patkar on ‘satyagraha’ to seek rehabilitation of flood-affected in Madhya Pradesh

first_imgNarmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) founder Medha Patkar has started an indefinite protest over her demand for proper rehabilitation of the flood-affected people in Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district and opening of gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam in neighbouring Gujarat. Earlier this month, the dam’s backwater level increased following heavy rains, creating a flood-like situation in some parts of the district. Around 100 people living in low-lying areas of Rajghat and Chhota Badda villages of the district were then shifted to safer places. The dam is built on the Narmada river in Gujarat.Ms. Patkar along with five other women sat on the indefinite ‘Narmada Chunauti Satyagraha’ on August 25 at Chhota Badda village, located about 25 km from here, which falls within the dam’s submergence area.“We had apprised the State government about our demands. Relief camps should have been set up at different villages in the area of submergence. The displaced have not been rehabilitated properly so far,” Ms. Patkar told reporters at the protest site. She said the rehabilitation does not mean giving ₹5 lakh to the affected households, and demanded that members of the affected families also be provided livelihood. At least 1,000 residents of the Chhota Badda village are still waiting for proper rehabilitation, she claimed. Meanwhile, the NBA in a statement said since the rehabilitation has yet been not completed, the gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam should be opened so that settlements in its catchment area in Madhya Pradesh could be saved. The dam’s water level should not be allowed to exceed beyond 133 metre-mark as Gujarat is no more rain deficient and all its reservoirs have been filled, it said. The dams and reservoirs in Madhya Pradesh have also filled up following heavy rains. The rise in the dam’s water level would further increase the risk of submergence in its catchments areas in Madhya Pradesh.last_img read more

MMA fighter after collapse: ‘I died tonight in the cage’

first_imgPhoto taken from CJ Hancock’s Instagram accountMMA fighter CJ Hancock survived the fight of his life even during his fight with Charlie Ontiveros in the Legacy Fighting Alliance Saturday (Manila time).Hancock reportedly collapsed during the second round of the match.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next GSP wins middleweight title in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES “Doc says I shouldn’t fight again,” he said. “I’m broken, but I still plan on competing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and BJJ superfights when I get better.”Though extreme weight cutting is not advisable because of the obvious dangers it brings, there’s still some fighters, who still practice such measures.In a separate report by MMA Fight, Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris suffered a heart attack and kidney failure in his bout against Kimbo Slice at Bellator 149 in February last year.The same was the case with muay thai boxer Jordon Coe, who died from suspected heatstroke after trying to cut weight just last March.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa In a post on Facebook, Hancock thought he already saw his life pass him by.“Well, I died tonight in the cage,” he wrote, as reported by Bleacher Report. “I’m OK. Thanks everyone. I’ll reply when I can. My heart stopped, and I had kidney failure. They did CPR and hit me with the EKG twice and brought me back.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHancock shared he’s still unsure of what happened, but he said it could be due to his drastic efforts to cut weight prior to the fight.That alone made Hancock decide to walk away from the sport for good, noting that the match against Ontiveros would be his last inside the cage. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

Booker, Warren score 35 apiece, Suns beat Timberwolves

first_imgA 19-4 run to end the third quarter and start the fourth gave the Timberwolves a 94-87 lead on Shabazz Muhammad’s basket with 9:47 to play. But the Suns scored the next 10 to go up 97-94 after Warren’s 17-footer with 6:53 left.Minnesota responded with a 9-0 spurt and Jeff Teague’s 3-pointer put the Timberwolves up 103-97 with 4:46 to go. Minnesota went four minutes before its next score.Neither team had a double-digit lead all night with the Timberwolves, who never trailed in the first half, up 60-57 at the break.Chriss sank a 3-pointer in the opening minutes of the second half to tie it at 61 and, after Chriss’ block of Karl Anthony-Townes’ shot led to Warren’s breakaway dunk, Phoenix led 83-75 with 4:06 to play in the third.Minnesota called a timeout, then went on a 13-2 run to end the quarter to lead 88-85 entering the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives on Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson. APPHOENIX — Devin Booker and T.J. Warren scored 35 points apiece and the Phoenix Suns snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-110 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Booker scored nine in the Suns’ decisive 21-7 run over the final 3:50.ADVERTISEMENT View comments John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ BUDDIESAnthony-Towns and Booker are friends and former teammates at Kentucky. They also are the top two scorers out of the 2010 draft. It’s one of four draft classes in NBA history where the top two scorers were college teammates. Towns had 17 points and 12 rebounds on Saturday.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Minnesota hadn’t played since a loss at Golden State on Wednesday while Phoenix was playing on back-to-back nights. … The Timberwolves swept the three-game series with Phoenix last season. … Minnesota lost despite a 19-7 advantage on the offensive boards.Suns: Tyson Chandler played after missing the previous two games with back spasms. … Phoenix improved to 1-3 on a season-long six-game homestand. … Tyler Ulis started at point guard for first time this season, replacing Mike James. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Murray scores career-high 32 as Nuggets beat Magic Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points and Jimmy Butler had 25 in Minnesota’s second straight loss after a five-game winning streak.In a back-and-forth second half, Phoenix took control with a late 14-0 burst.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBooker scored seven points in the streak and capped the outburst with a pass to Marquese Chriss, who sank a 3-pointer from the corner to give the Suns a 111-103 lead with 51.2 seconds to go.Chriss was the only other Phoenix scorer in double figures with 13 and blocked five shots. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more