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June 23, 2021

RBS Six Nations: Wales 67-14 Italy

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Attendance: 74,000For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. A round-up of what’s hot and what’s not from Wales’ final Six Nations game of 2016 against Italy in Cardiff Wales put their Twickenham nightmare behind them at the Principality Stadium, running in nine tries to secure a record win and condemn Italy to the wooden spoon in this year’s Six Nations. There was no slow start this time as Wales attacked in waves from the off and led 27-0 at half-time. George North was deservedly Man of the Match, showing a real sharpness in his running game, but there were threats across the park for Wales. Italy scored two second-half ties, through Guglielmo Palazzani and Gonzalo Garcia, but by that point they were well on the road to a heavy defeat. Warren Gatland’s side were happy to take risks in this game – the question now is whether they will play the same, more open style in New Zealand in the summer.WHAT’S HOT…Sense of adventure – Wales were embarrassed for an hour at Twickenham last week and they clearly had a few points to prove. There was nothing conservative about Wales’ attack in this match, offloads flying from all directions (George North’s back-handed one for Jamie Roberts’s second-half try was a beauty) and the hosts even launching attacks from their own 22. One such move resulted in a well-worked first-half try for Jonathan Davies as Wales had spotted the space out wide while after the break George North scythed his way through Italy’s defence from his own half. Rhys Webb, Dan Biggar, Liam Williams, Ross Moriarty (two) and Gareth Davies were the others who crossed the whitewash.Opening act: Rhys Webb crashes over to score Wales’ first try. Photo: Getty ImagesThere was far more freedom to their play as they looked to keep the ball in hand and spread it wide, rather than rely on their aerial kicking game to generate scoring opportunities. It wasn’t perfect – there were more than a few dropped passes and question marks of a forward pass in the build-up to Biggar’s try – but it was refreshing to see more ambition in their play. If they are to have any chance of winning a Test in New Zealand in June they need to show this sort of variety in their tactics rather than the continual use of multiple up-and-unders and hard runners.The crowd – This may have been a dead rubber in terms of the title, what with it being decided a week earlier by Scotland’s win over France, but the packed Millennium Stadium was a riot of colour. Alongside the large swathes of red were plenty of Italian fans, the ones in front of the press box with curly wigs emblazoned with the colours of the Italy flag particular favourites. They were all in fine voice and delivered a fantastic atmosphere to what had become more of a low-key occasion.Happy day: Jonathan Davies celebrates – as did the crowd throughout. Photo: Getty ImagesDavid Odiete – The full-back was the one shining light for Italy in Cardiff. He may be slight but he’s a dangerous runner, stood up well in defence and stepped in at scrum-half when Guglielmo Palazzani was sent to the sin-bin in the first half. He almost notched a length-of-the-field score, too, but despite touching down, play was brought back for a Wales penalty inside Italy’s 22.WHAT’S NOT…Italy – There was little expected of Italy before the tournament but the narrow defeat by France in round one raised a little hope. Their final two games of this Six Nations have extinguished all of those glimmers, though. Hammered by Ireland last week and Wales this, it looks like Italian rugby needs an overhaul – and fast. Jacques Brunel’s reign is now over and should, as expected, Conor O’Shea be named their new coach, he will under no illusions as to the task that lies ahead.Yes, Italy have been hampered by injuries in this tournament and there do have talented players; Gonzalo Garcia, Edoardo Gori and Michele Campagnaro have shown ambition in attack during the championship and, of course, there are the unwavering abilities of Sergio Parisse. But their discipline must improve and they still need to find a fly-half who can consistently deliver at Test level. There’s much work ahead for the Azzurri.Consolation try: Gonzalo Garcia touches down for Italy. Photo: Getty ImagesLack of a play-off – Following on from the Italy point, the Six Nations organisers must seriously consider opening up the championship to the likes of Georgia and Romania. This is not just simply being raised because Italy are propping up the table – similar questions have been raised when Scotland or Wales have been struggling in previous years. If rugby is truly committed to growing the sport, there has to be something for the lower-tier nations to aspire to.Straight promotion-relegation might be too big a step for now, but surely a play-off between the bottom-placed Six Nations team and the winners of the European Nations Cup (ENC) is a good option? Georgia beat Romania 38-9 today to claim Europe’s second-tier competition in front of a 50,000 crowd in Tbilisi. Add in their RWC 2015 performances and they could give Italy a run for their money. There are complications as the ENC competition runs over two years not one, but simply starting the process of opening up the tournament to other teams would be a step in the right direction.Leading figure: Do Sergio Parisse’s Italy deserve to keep their Six Nations place? Photo: Getty ImagesSTATISTICS17 – The number of carries made by Jamie Roberts, nearly double Italy’s top carriers. Tommaso Allan and Oliviero Fabiani made nine each. 143 – The number of metres made by George North, the only player to make it to three figures.12 – The number of line breaks made by Wales compared to three by Italy. 25 – The number of offloads made by Wales compared to eight by Italy.Wales: L Williams; G North, J Davies, J Roberts, H Amos (G Anscombe 49); D Biggar (R Priestland 59), R Webb (G Davies 64); R Evans (G Jenkins 51), S Baldwin (K Owens 51), S Lee (A Jarvis 59), B Davies (J Ball 59), L Charteris, D Lydiate (capt), J Tipuric (R Moriarty 17), T Faletau.Tries: Webb, Biggar, J Davies, Roberts, North, Williams, Moriarty 2, G Davies. Cons: Biggar 5, Priestland 3. Pens: Biggar 2.Italy: D Odiete; L Sarto, A Pratichetti (K Haimona 36), G Garcia, M Bellini (L McLean 34); T Allan, G Palazzani (A Lucchese 65); A Lovotti (M Zanusso 65), D Giazzon (O Fabiani 47), M Castrogiovanni (D Chistolini 47), Q Geldenhuys, V Bernabo (J Sarto 47), F Minto (A Steyn 59), A Zanni, S Parisse (capt).Tries: Palazzani, Garcia. Cons: Haimona 2.Yellow card: Palazzani (19min)Referee: Romain Poite (France)Man of the Match: George North (Wales) TAGS: Highlight High five: George North of Wales breaks to score his team’s fifth try. Photo: Getty Images last_img read more

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June 20, 2021

Michael Sniffen named dean of Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden…

first_img Rector Collierville, TN Featured Events New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI People Michael Sniffen named dean of Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City Rector Tampa, FL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Belleville, IL [Episcopal Diocese of Long Island press release] The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, bishop of Long Island, and George Tietjen, chair of the Dean Search Committee of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, announced the appointment of the Rev. Michael T. Sniffen as the cathedral’s next dean.Since 2010, Sniffen has been the rector of The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Brooklyn. He also currently serves as vice president of the Board of Managers of Camp DeWolfe in Wading River and as a member of the Racial Justice Advisory Council of the Brooklyn Community Foundation.Provenzano said, “I look forward to Dean Sniffen’s enthusiastic and prophetic leadership of our cathedral as he begins a ministry of pastoral care for the present congregation and develops the cathedral’s role as a real center for diocesan life.”The appointment is the result of a yearlong search by the Dean Search Committee of the cathedral. This is the first time that a search for dean was led by leadership from the cathedral’s congregation. After a lengthy evaluation process of the 30 initial applicants, the committee then presented three candidates to Provenzano for consideration.“It is humbling to be a part of making history in the Diocese of Long Island following the faithful and careful work of the search committee during this past year. The appointment of Father Michael Sniffen comes as the conclusion of an historic process and marks the beginning of a new era for the Cathedral and the Diocese of Long Island,” said Provenzano.Sniffen’s first day to preside and preach at the cathedral is Sunday, Nov. 1.The liturgy for the institution of the new dean will be on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. Submit a Press Release Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Posted Sep 1, 2015 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Bath, NC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

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June 16, 2021

A third of working Brits would use payroll giving if they knew how, says survey

first_img  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A third of working Brits would use payroll giving if they knew how, says survey Tagged with: corporate Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A third of working Britons would give an average of £9.60 a month through their salary if they knew how, according to a survey by Oxfam/YouGov plc.Payroll giving project manager at the Institute of Fundraising Tina Steele says that there are currently around 10,000 companies in the UK with payroll giving schemes. This may not sound a lot, she said, but 4,800 companies employee half the working population so payroll giving schemes are currently accessible to around six million people.Over the two-year life of the government’s SME grant programme more than 3,300 new companies have set up schemes, which Steele said included a good tranche of medium sized organisations with between 100 and 200 employees. She admitted that there is still a preconception that it is a complicated procedure and that this was likely to have put some smaller companies off, even though the process has been streamlined to make it easier to operate. Advertisementcenter_img Oxfam has set up ‘Oxfam at Work’ which aims to raise £1m in its first year. Steele said the Institute was also running a series of training events in the summer to help smaller charities join together as local ‘consortia’ to promote themselves to local businesses.As part of the activities to celebrate 20 years of payroll giving the Institute has launched the first national Payroll Giving Awards, which will include the best scheme and best relaunched scheme. The awards will be presented at a reception at the Treasury in October. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 9 May 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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June 15, 2021

‘Days of Grace’ hits racism, poverty

first_imgOver 800 gathered in the city of Charleston, S.C., on the morning of Sept. 5 for the Days of Grace Mass March and Strategy Conference against racism and for economic justice. Indeed, activists, organizers and attendees traveled from all over the United States. Guest speaker, Clarence Thomas, of the International Longshore Workers Union Local 10, came all the way from Oakland, Calif. Several of their leading organizers all journeyed together from the West Coast to East Coast, including dock workers all the way from Seattle. The Southern Workers Assembly proved to be one of the most energetic contingents in the march. National activist DeRay McKesson came from Minneapolis, Minn. Organizers with the Fight for $15 pressed their way from as far as Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. The Boston-based Mass Action Against Police Brutality came all the way from Massachusetts. Workers World Party sent a delegation representing Durham, N.C., Virginia, Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York. Such solidarity was an affirmation of our collective sense of urgency.As old and young, Black and white, women and men stood together, we remembered the fallen nine of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in strength and solidarity, innocent victims of the racist shooting spree on June 17. We lifted the name of Walter Scott, fatally shot in the back by a cop in North Charleston, in the name of justice, truth and liberation. We honored the countless victims of police terror and continued state violence, nationwide. As nearly a thousand marched through downtown Charleston, our display of unity, resistance and sheer determination could not be ignored. Our will to fight could not help but be heard as tourists and onlookers took note. National media sources kept pace and stayed close. As you looked over the crowd, there were placards and banners commemorating the work and sacrifices of Denmark Vesey, Robert Smalls and Harriet Tubman — all anti-slavery fighters.  Slogans such “Finish the revolution,” “Stop the war on Black America,” and “Black women matter” were all fan favorites. Along the march, local ministers sang “We Shall Overcome,” while more militant-minded youth chanted “Black Power!” and “No justice, no peace!” As the morning sun began to rise, we concluded with an enthusiastic and thunderous rally on Marion Square.Key issues included police terror and discriminatory enforcement; the minimum wage and the exploitation of low-wage workers; health care, public education, collective bargaining and new strategies toward achieving Black liberation. It was quite refreshing to see such a wide range of local and national organizations actually working together, very intentionally setting their differences aside for the sake of poor, working-class and oppressed communities.Keynote speaker, the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP, took attendees to the mountaintop of truth and grace. “We’re in the embryonic stages of the third reconstruction,” Barber said, noting that many of the same issues from 100 years ago are still with us today. “The first consciousness we have to change is the consciousness of the people,” he said, noting that it will take a mass movement to move state legislatures to win progressive concessions for the oppressed. Clarence Thomas gave a stirring speech calling for workers to shut down the economy, mentioning the recent May Day shutdown of the docks on the West Coast.Though supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders were in attendance, guest speakers and conference organizers reminded the people that neither Republicans nor Democrats will grant the poor and working class genuine people power — a valid point that was carefully articulated later in the day.A solidarity message from the National Network on Cuba was read from the stage.  Working-class unity not usually seen in the SouthFollowing the march was a mass convening at the International Longshoremen Association Hall on Morrison Drive that hosted workshops, vendors and teach-ins. Angaza Laughinghouse, Vice-President of the United Electrical Workers Local 150 and Black Workers for Justice, led a session  discussing the economic plight of Southern workers who are mostly un-unionized and without collective bargaining. Local Black Lives Matter organizer Muhiyyidin d’Baha conducted a teach-in on “Strategizing Against Police Terror.” T-shirts bearing the images of Denmark Vesey and the 1739 Stono Rebellion, the largest rebellion in the colonies led by slaves outside Charleston, were quite inspiring. During the Sept. 6 final plenary, Ajamu Dillahunt, long-time organizer with Black Workers for Justice, reminded us, “This march was very unique. We had the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power Movement, Black Lives Matter and the Fight for $15.” Dillahunt was absolutely correct. This brand of working-class unity is something the U.S. South hasn’t seen for decades. Though the number of attendees was a little lighter than expected, it’s very important to note that most of the organizers and participants were actually based in the Southeast (the Southern Black Belt). That development will only aid in the process of organizing. Connections were made and meaningful relationships were able to be established. The Days of Grace were only the start. Revolution is the next step forward.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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June 4, 2021

Gaudy signs could save rural Limerick businesses

first_imgNewsLocal NewsGaudy signs could save rural Limerick businessesBy admin – February 21, 2013 631 Linkedin Cllr Damien Reidy (FG) said that he has had a number of “distressed” phone calls from business owners who have received letters threatening fines. “That hardline attitude is terribly wrong,” he said.Cllr Kevin Sheahan (FF) raised the issue of temporary signs and notices. ‘I believe we should have a special licensing system that would allow people to advertise sales and other special events”.Director of services, Tom Enright said that the council “tries to get the balance right. Most of the time, we are acting on complaints about signage from members of the public who say they are gaudy.“A recent example was the issue in Ballysimon where there were more than 100 signs on either side of the road. We want an attractive approach to Limerick and we can’t have a free-for all. But we will bear in mind the members concerns”, he said.Above: County councillor Liam Galvin. “Gaudy” signs could be the lifeline of rural businesses, Limerick county councillors have told the local authority’s planning officials.And they have back up their claim by asking the planners to take a more lenient approach to unauthorised signage.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Liam Galvin (FG) said that many rural businesses “can be isolated. The first thing people need is adequate signage so that people know where to find them. Yet businesses in the county are being fined for putting up signs”. Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Print Email Advertisement Previous articleTwo face charges over Collins murderNext articleNo expense spared adminlast_img read more

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May 24, 2021

Snow would bring fond memories

first_img There’s a funny thing about snow in the South.People want it and hope for it and, when it comes, it’s a big event in their lives.However, it’s often difficult for many to remember just when it was that it snowed. The Scouts were not prepared for weather like that. It was so cold that even the novel snow that covered the ground wasn’t a deterrent from their misery.Emergency supplies – blankets from home – brought some relief from the cold but nothing can erase the memory of that “spring” Camporee at Camp AlaFlo.“The Scouts got a badge for that Camporee,” Medley said and added laughing that the Scouts painted snowflakes on the badges in recognition of the Great Snow at AlaFlo.”Dick Barr of Banks said that he remembers snow falling in Pike County but has difficulty remembering the years.Barr owned and operated the dairy at Banks and said that cows continue to give milk – rain, sleet or snow.“It’s too cold to do some things but it’s never too cold to milk,” Barr said.Pike County is a relative stranger to snow but when it comes, people take advantage of the opportunity to slide down hillsides, throw snowballs, build snowmen and make snow angels.But it’s “snow fun” at the dairy barn.“Snow was not too much fun for me,” Barr said. “We had to milk just like we would any other day.”Snow weather meant cold weather and Barr said anyone who works outside has a different view of a cold, snowy day.Back in 1973, when the snow fell in Pike County, Jimmy Ramage was living on Fleming Street with his wife and four-year-old son.Snow was a novelty, and he joined the other residents of the neighborhood who were making snowmen and throwing snowballs.“We all gathered on Bill Hudson’s yard and made snowmen but, for the most part, people stayed home because we weren’t used to driving in weather conditions like that,” Ramage said. “We had another big snow around 1990 and people couldn’t get out. By that time, we were living on Finney Hill and we couldn’t get out of our drive and, if we could have, we couldn’t have gotten on the highway.”Johnny Garrett owned and operated the Piggly Wiggly in Brundidge and needed money to open his store so people could get milk and bread.Ramage was the president of First National Bank so Garrett drove out to Finney Hill on his four-wheel drive, fetched the banker and took him to town to open the vault.“The bank staff couldn’t get to work and that was before ATMs,” Ramage said. “People needed bread and Johnny needed money and I needed a ride to the vault.”As mayor of Brundidge, Ramage said he is viewing the winter “storm” differently from the way he did as a young father and as a banker.“We have concerns about icing,” he said. “Seems like it snowed back sometime in 1973… but, then, maybe it was ’74 and, for sure in 1990 or was it ’93?”Snow events don’t happen that often in Pike County but, perhaps, frequently enough that, “It’s just hard to remember.”Jim Medley of Brundidge is not sure of the month or the year of the “Great Snow at Camp AlaFlo” but he still shivers when he thinks about it. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Snow would bring fond memories By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day It was early March and probably around 1980. Actually, the snow accumulation wasn’t all that great unless the tale is told by one of the Scouts of Troop 34 in Brundidge who donned Boy Scout Bermuda shorts for the Spring Camporee.“We got to Camp AlaFlo on Friday and everything was fine,” said Medley, who was the Scoutmaster of Troop 34. “That night, it started turning cold and got colder. All day Saturday it was bitterly cold, so cold that the flames on our gas stoves wouldn’t heat water.”Medley said the Scouts’ underwear froze on the line “as stiff as a board.”“It was as cold as ice and the wind blew like a gale,” he said. 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May 3, 2021

Holywell protesters speak up for refugees

first_imgOxford students gathered on Wednesday night to protest against the treatment of refugees in Britain.Members of Student Action for Refugees scaled walls on Holywell Street, attaching banners to Hertford bridge and the scaffolding outside the History Faculty Library on Broad Street.The signs displayed a picture of Great Britain with barbed wire across it and the word “Sanctuary?” The protest was specifically aimed at the new detention centre that has just been approved in Bicester, just outside Oxford.The banner was designed to catch people’s attention as they walked past. Elle Mortimer, one of the protesters who planned the event, commented, “We’ve had a lot of people asking us about it as they’ve walked home, and talking to us about the issue.”She added, “It’s something that grabs attention. Protesting in the street obviously makes a difference, but we really wanted to do something original to make people think about an issue they probably haven’t thought about much before.”Edgar Gerrard Hughes, another protested, commented, “The issue doesn’t get much press.”STAR have been involved in similar protests, including the gagging of the stone heads outside the Sheldonian theatre last term. The students involved in the group have faced criticism as well as interest about their protests.Mortimer commented, “We’ve had a lot of people telling us that they should all be locked up, although the people that say this tend not to be students. Students seem to be more receptive.”Britain’s immigrant detainees now add up to well over three thousand, and there are government plans to increase detention capacity by 60%. The planning permission to build a centre outside Bicester was recently approved. This will hold 800 men, making it the largest in Europe.One STAR member commented, “The men there are young and ambitious. Having risked everything in leaving their homes, all they want to do is build a life here. Instead they find themselves forgotten in the system.”The protest was part of a series of events taking place this term to raise awareness of the living conditions of refugees in the United Kingdom. Refugee Week is a national event taking place this year between the 15th and the 21st of June.The week is being celebrated in Oxford with student groups such as Student Action for Refugees, Asylum Welcome, Amnesty and Liberty. Events include a special football match and a poetry event.Mortimer explained that the week was important in raising awareness of an issue that she believed to be often misunderstood. “It’s about celebrating what refugees have brought to this country.”last_img read more

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Nest of snakes found in historic Union chamber

first_imgA nest of snakes have been discovered in the Union’s debating chamber, leading to a concerned reaction from animal conservationists.A new species of snake, given the Latin name hackum snekus by senior fellows in the University’s Biological Sciences faculty, has been the centre of early studies.Eyewitness reports suggest that the snakes have infiltrated the walls, and have made the seating area their home.The results of these preliminary studies suggest that exposure to the debating chamber leads to marked shifts in behaviour from the snakes.A representative from Biological Sciences told Cherwell: “To discover a new species is an historic find. We’re very excited about the possibilities of doing research as to what motivates these young, good-natured creatures to become lethal, treacherous killers.“While our research isn’t comprehensive at this time, we have reason to believe that the high levels of coffee that we’ve discovered in their systems lead them to actively seek out their nearest rivals and kill them.”Speaking to Cherwell, a spokesperson for the RSPCA said: “We’re extremely worried about this discovery. In the right conditions, snakes are calm, loving creatures who are perfectly capable of being loyal pets and wonderful friends.“I don’t know what’s gone so wrong with these poor reptiles to have made them go so far off the rails. We will be working as hard as humanly possible to ensure that these snakes are weaned off the coffee to which they’re addicted, in the hope of re-integrating them back into society.”The Oxford Union were approached for comment, but they only gave the statement “sssssssss” before hanging up.last_img read more

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CHANNEL 44 NEWS: USI Balloon Captures Eclipse Shadow From The Edge Of Space

first_imgUSI Balloon Captures Eclipse Shadow From The Edge Of SpaceAUGUST 22ST, 2017  ELI ROBERTS EVANSVILLE, INDIANA, KENTUCKY A team from the University of Southern Indiana’s Engineering Department joined in a special program coordinated by NASA nationwide. They launched a helium balloon 95,000 feet into the atmosphere, almost to the edge of space, all with a camera attached to get some of the most remarkable photos of the eclipse happening from above.“This is the first time to have a nationwide multiple view of an eclipse and shadow,” Glenn Kissel, an associate professor of engineering at the University of Southern Indiana, said.“I am getting our pods flight ready, be connecting all our new batteries, turning everything on,” Adam Lockhard, a student working on the project, said.“We’re at the edge of space,” Kissel said. “We kind of are in the midst of the stratosphere. We’ll be above 98% of the atmosphere at the highest point that this balloon flies.”The altitude is so high that you can see the shadow of the moon, sliding across the surface of the Earth.“The focus is that we’re going to try and videotape the shadow,” Colin Runnion, a student working on the project, explained, “not the sun and not the eclipse itself.”As the moment of total darkness arrived, it was hard to do anything other than focus on the eclipse as sudden black blanketed the area.“Honestly, I’m shaking a little bit now inside,” Runnion said. “It’s really cool. There’s a sunset around you, everywhere. The dusk to dawn lights are coming on . The cicadas are coming out.”“It’s 1:26PM.”Then, as quickly as darkness came, light returned, and so too did the focus on the balloon. This time working to chase it down, predicting where it would land, changing with the whims of the jet stream.“It was supposed to turn back and go this way but it hasn’t bent back yet,” Runnion said. “So we’re not really concerned, but interested in knowing why it didn’t turn back and come around.”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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May 2, 2021

OCPD Weekly Activity Report 6/19-25

first_imgCalls for Service:  1214      Daily Average: 173 June 19, 2016: Sunday Calls for service: 223Vehicle Stops: 28 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 42 Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 15 Fire and 15 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 10th St. & Asbury Ave., at 9:36am June 24, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 189Vehicle Stops:15 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 4 Property Checks: 30 Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 8 EMS callsWarrant, 600 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 1:39amTheft, 1100 block Boardwalk, at 2:53pmMotor vehicle accident, 13th St. & Wesley Ave., at 3:23pmMotor vehicle accident, 300 block West Ave., at 6:53pmTheft, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 7:13pmMotor vehicle accident, th St., at 9:33pmWarrant, 800 block Boardwalk, one in custody, at 10:18pmCDS, 1500 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 11:21pmCDS, 1700 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 11:48pm City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. June 22, 2016: WednesdayCalls for service: 142Vehicle Stops: 15 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 19 Alarms: 8The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 13 EMS callsObstruction of justice, 900 block Beach, one in custody, at 5:51amMotor vehicle accident, 11th St. & Asbury Ave., at 7:42amMotor vehicle accident, 1700 block Simpson Ave., at 1:34pmMotor vehicle accident, 800 block Atlantic Ave., at 6:49pmCity ordinance alcohol violation, 1000 block Beach, at 10:22pm June 20, 2016: Monday Calls for service: 167Vehicle Stops: 18 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0 Property Checks: 20 Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 8 Fire and 16 EMS callsCity ordinance alcohol, 300 block 15th St., at 12:58pmTheft, 1100 block Wesley Ave., at 11:20amAssault, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 11:14pm June 23, 2016: ThursdayCalls for service: 172Vehicle Stops: 20 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 24 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 8 EMS callsAssault, 1000 block Boardwalk, at 12:52amCDS, 1300 block Boardwalk, at 2:12amTheft, 4600 block Central Ave., at 9:23amMotor vehicle accident, 900 block Asbury Ave., at 10:11amTheft, 1700 block Simpson Ave., at 12:20pmTheft, 500 block 8th St., at 12:52pmTheft, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 3:50pmWarrant, 1000 block Boardwalk, one in custody, at 10:08pm June 25, 2016: Saturday Calls for service: 200Vehicle Stops: 22 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 4 Property Checks: 20 Alarms: 0The Police Department assisted with 19 fire and 18 EMS callsDWI, 1500 block Bay Ave., one in custody, at 1:01amCity ordinance alcohol, 800 block 6th St., at 2:01amWarrant, 700 block 2nd St., one in custody, at 2:57amMotor vehicle accident, 600 block West Ave., at 7:42amDisorderly conduct, 200 block Beach, one in custody, at 10:11amMotor vehicle accident, 1100 block Ocean Ave., at 1:19pmMotor vehicle accident, 11th St. & Central Ave., at 2:56pmMotor vehicle accident, 34th St. & West Ave., at 4:42pmWarrant, 900 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 7:39pmTheft, 900 block Boardwalk, at 8:43pmWarrant, W. 17th St., one in custody, at 11:10pm June 21, 2016: TuesdayCalls for service: 121Vehicle Stops: 14 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 3 Property Checks: 16 Alarms: 4The Police Department assisted with 11 fire and 6 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 800 block West Ave., at 11:47amMotor vehicle accident, 500 block 9th St., at 11:48amFraud, 3300 block Bay Ave., at 12:13pmFraud, 300 block Central Ave., at 2:21pMotor vehicle accident, 1300 block Central Ave., at 4:37pmTheft, 800 block Bay Ave., at 6:59pmTheft, 1100 block Central Ave., at 7:11pmWarrant, 3500 block Asbury Ave., one in custody, at 8:38pmCity ordinance alcohol, 800 block Plymouth Pl., at 9:50pmCity ordinance alcohol, 600 block Atlantic Ave., at 11:35pm PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.last_img read more

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