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St Hugh’s JCR condemns “sexist” drinking society

first_img“I definitely think that similar societies have been allowed to exist and get away with their actions for too long. It is appalling that this sort of behaviour can still take place in a university which is supposed to be a centre of learning and progression – it is this sort of conduct which gives the university a bad name and perpetuates the negative stereotypes already surrounding Oxford.”However, not everyone associated with the college has agreed with the motion. The author of the ‘St Hugh’s Freshers’ twitter feed tweeted earlier today, “Aside from the content of the Emergency Meeting Agenda, it is ridiculous that it is littered with basic grammatical and syntactic mistakes.” Later this afternoon, the twitter feed poster said, “Does anyone fancy a light pub crawl before Wahoo this Friday?”In a statement, the Principal of St Hugh’s College, the Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC, said, “This College was founded to secure equality for women, and has a strong and continuing tradition of furthering the cause of women’s rights and education. We are utterly appalled that any member of our community would consider belonging to, or participating in, this repugnant, sexist and secretive group. This group is already banned from our College and is treated with contempt by the overwhelming majority of St Hugh’s students. Any student involved in the distribution of material of this kind, or participation in any of this group’s activities, will be subject to the College’s disciplinary procedures.”Tim Ellis, a third year at St Hugh’s, told Cherwell, “The black cygnets are an embarrassment to St Hugh’s, and I think they’re frankly a bit pathetic, if I’m to be honest. It is absolutely right for the JCR to condemn this.”Another St Hugh’s student, Thea Bradbury, said, “I imagine that the vast majority of the JCR will be in support of the motion; very few people I’ve spoken to see the Black Cygnets as anything other than disgusting and unacceptable. While there are a few people saying that it’s relatively harmless fun, they’re very much in the minority. The reaction seems to be much the same as last year: people are upset that the society exists, but don’t really know what to do about it as it has already been banned by college for the past five years and has very little support among the student body. Many people are aware who the members of the society are, but the only formal sanction that we can take is to disassociate ourselves from them; there’s no way to actually force them to disband…I feel that a united movement of JCRs opposing them would be a step in the right direction.”Another St Hugh’s student, Charlie Hempstead, told Cherwell, “The emergency meeting allowed for constructive debate on both sides without derogatory name-calling or a witch-hunt breaking out, despite this being such an emotive issue. I personally am proud to be part of a college which has chosen to take a stand against an objectionable and sexist event.” A number of invitations were sent out this week inviting a select group of students at the college on a pub crawl, to take place on Friday evening.Women taking part in the event were instructed to ‘pass the following obstacles’, including a set drink to consume at a number of different pubs, with ‘huntsmen in pursuit’ in order to ‘evade mauling’, according to the invite.The participants were set to head ‘towards Wahoo foxhole’ before the foxes would be subject to ‘eventual capture by the huntsmen.’ ‘Ladies’ attending the event were instructed to dress up as ‘foxes’ while men were told to come in ‘hunting attire’.The JCR motion, which was passed in a meeting this evening by a significant show of hands, mandated the JCR to issue ‘a formal statement of dissociation from, and condemnation of, the Black Cygnets.’Carenza Harvey, the fresher who proposed the motion at the JCR meeting, commented, “I decided to propose this motion because I and many others at St Hugh’s felt that language used in the invitations sent out by the Black Cygnets and indeed the very premise of the ‘Fox Hunt’ is offensive and inherently sexist. Suggesting that female attendees should have to avoid ‘mauling’ and that the end of the night would lead to their ‘eventual capture’ is distressing and degrading for everyone involved – both for those who were invited and for those who were made to feel inadequate having not been invited.“I am certain that the vast majority of students at St Hugh’s College are staunchly opposed to this event; many of them over many years have already made clear their absolute disgust at the ‘Fox Hunt’. We know that organisations like the Black Cygnets are not exclusive to St Hugh’s but, by taking a stand, we hope to convey the message that this college will absolutely not accept this kind of misogyny.”She added, “While a topic like this inevitably sparks debate on many levels, other JCR members have all been incredibly supportive and positive about the action that myself and others have taken thus far. I have been hugely enthused by the amount of encouragement that has been directed towards myself and the motion in general. I feel it is true to say that sexism and prejudice is very much in the minority here.last_img read more

South Bend Cubs games to be televised on WMYS

first_img Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp (Tommie Lee/95.3 MNC) The South Bend Cubs have renewed their partnership with Weigel Broadcasting Co. and will broadcast 49 regular season games on WMYS, MyMichiana. This will be the sixth consecutive season South Bend Cubs baseball can be seen on live television.“Our partnership with Weigel Broadcasting and the folks at MyMichiana has been spectacular,” South Bend Cubs President Joe Hart said. “We’re very happy to have had 25-30 games broadcast over the last couple of years to be able to nearly double that is a win for the region. Fans want to cheer on their team whether or not they’re at Four Winds Field.”“We’re excited to broadcast even more of this championship team’s games,” General Manager of WBND/ABC 57, WCWW/CW 25 and WMYS/My Michiana Aaron Ramey said. “The best place to watch South Bend Cubs games is in the ballpark. Watching on MyMichiana is a good alternative when you just can’t get to the game.”WMYS, MyMichiana, sister station to WBND – ABC 57, broadcasts over-the-air on channel 69.1 and can be found on Xfinity 15/194HD, U-Verse 69/1069HD, Mediacom 17/717HD, Rochester Telephone Cable 53/353HD, LightStream 28/28.1 as well as Dish 69. Nielsen Holdings reports that the South Bend/Elkhart television designated market reaches nearly 320,000 homes in 10 counties.Darin Pritchett returns to the booth for his sixth season as the voice of the South Bend Cubs. Pritchett will be joined by Josh Sperber and Max Thoma, both entering their first year as broadcasters for the club.The 2020 season will be the sixth year as a Chicago Cubs affiliate. South Bend will start their title defense at home when they host the Lake County Captains on April 9 at 7:05 p.m.Click this link to access South Bend Cub’s 2020 television schedule Google+ Facebook South Bend Cubs games to be televised on WMYS Facebook Twitter By 95.3 MNC – March 8, 2020 0 294 Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalMichiganNewsSouth Bend MarketSports Previous articleMichigan insurers cover virus tests; Medicaid copays waivedNext articleMichigan state senator denies sexual harassment allegations 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.last_img read more

Mountain Jam: Bringing The Jams For Twelve Years Running

first_imgOriginally planned as an event to celebrate WDST/Radio Woodstock’s 25th anniversary with four bands (Gov’t Mule, MMW, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, and Xavier Rudd), Mountain Jam is now going into its twelfth year and features a stellar, yet diverse lineup of Grammy award winners, jam and funk powerhouses, indie darlings, singer-songwriters, world music acts, and more. Set to take place June 2nd-5th at Hunter Mountain in upstate New York, festival founder Warren Haynes (who has performed at every Mountain Jam), Gary Chetkof, and Radio Woodstock are ready to bring their best festival to date (purchase tickets here).Go Behind The Scenes Of Mountain Jam With Founder Gary ChetkofSet in an amazing venue, nestled in the gorgeous Catskill Mountains, in a natural amphitheater with amazing views, and a lineup that features Beck, Gary Clark Jr., The Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Umphrey’s McGee, Train Plays Led Zeppelin II, Thievery Corporation, Lettuce, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Marco Benevento and Superhuman Happiness Performs: David Bowie, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and many more, this is going to be one incredible weekend of with Warren Haynes “Opium” at Mountain Jam 2015Outside of the music, there are a lot of activities going on to keep festivalgoers energized. When asked about some ancillary activities, Radio Woodstock’s Drew Frankel commented, “Yoga with Michael Franti, Lettuce Documentary Screening (both of which are presented by L4LM), the Frisbee Golf Tournament, SkyRide, Corey WhiteLight’s Circus of Fire, artist/photographer/dancing workshops, and a number of other activities are all great ways to spend some time outside of the music at Mountain Jam.” Check out the various Mountain Jam activities taking place at the festival here.Don’t forget, for those without cars or looking for rides, Mountain Jam has a bus service (details) that leaves from various spots in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Grab a few friends and travel on a high-end bus with on-board restrooms and entertainment; stay up-to-the-minute on trip details with the Rally Bus app, then relax and enjoy your ride.For GA, VIP, Camping Options, and other ticketing options, click here.Train performing “Lemon Song” from their Train Does Led Zeppelin II album:last_img read more

Harvard welcomes Cambridge high school students into labs

first_imgThirteen Cambridge Rindge and Latin (CRLS) students participating in the school’s Science Internship Program, presented their semester’s end projects recently to an audience of their peers, teachers, parents, and university professors and staff at Harvard University.Every spring semester, the high school juniors and seniors take part in internships in labs across Harvard and throughout the region. The program is just one of many partnerships between Harvard and CRLS. CRLS has similar partnerships with other local universities and organizations, including Tufts University, Boston University, and the New England Aquarium.The presentations were opportunities for the students to show off, explain, and defend what they’d worked on throughout the semester.“The hope — the goal — is that this experience will set our students up to hit the ground running when they to get college,” explained Paul McGuinness, a marine biology teacher at CRLS, and one of the founders of the Marine Biology Internship Program. “They’ll be able to go to any professor and say, ‘this is the project I did in high school. I’m ready for research in your lab.’ We want to push these students into those kinds of opportunities at the next level.”This year, students’ projects expanded beyond traditional marine science to include engineering projects as well. Many of the students worked in labs at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).“The opportunity for our students to work in a real research setting is potentially life changing for them. One student told me she thought she was really interested in biology and medicine, and never thought of herself as an engineer or chemist. Now, her internship work has made her think about those as potential career options! We want more students to have the chance to really see themselves in the role of scientists and engineers, and this program can make that happen,” said Barbara Dorritie, a CRL science teacher and science & engineering academic research internship coordinator.Tamara Campillo Lazcurain interned at the New England Aquarium and helped to determine how effective the Aquarium’s educational programs on climate change have been. Campillo Lazcurain said the internship taught her “not only about the science behind my specific project, but how to present results, answer questions, and think through problems and challenges.”Martin Kalere, who researched Thompson Island in Boston Harbor and studied under Professor Duncan Fitzgerald at Boston University, said he was fascinated to learn about the potential future implications of what he was studying and about “why [his] research mattered.”Learning about erosion and tidal changes was meaningful, he said, because “knowing about the past can help us know about the future.”Max Katz-Christy worked with Robert Howe of SEAS on a project that bridged both engineering and marine science, two of his passions. He created an autonomous controlled vehicle that used light detection to map its surroundings. “It’s much easier to send robots down to explore the deep sea than people,” he explained.last_img read more

Student government looks to improve campus safety at Notre Dame

first_imgCampus safety and the well-being of students are always a major concern for a university and its governing bodies. Now with new developments in federally suggested sexual assault procedures, considerations regarding the efficacy of the blue light emergency system and greater GreeNDot awareness, student government has worked with the Notre Dame administration Security Police to increase student safety.Student body vice president and senior Corey Gayheart said student government was concerned about the Department of Education’s push to change Title IX procedures regarding sexual assault. He said student government hopes Notre Dame makes the right policy decision regarding student safety.“We’re planning on obviously meeting with administrators if Notre Dame will be changing any of its policies based on the changes,” Gayheart said. “I think our biggest issue is we want to make sure that Notre Dame holds itself to the highest standard possible and make sure that we are very in-tune with what is the best practice for dealing with a situation.”Student body president and senior Gates McGavick said while student government may not be able to make any final decisions regarding Notre Dame’s policy, it will do all it can to advocate for the student body.“Whatever Notre Dame ends up doing, of course, is one of those places where student government can’t really just stop the course of what [University President] Fr. [John] Jenkins decides,” McGavick said. “But any decision he makes that we don’t think matches the standard that Notre Dame needs to have towards its students, we will loudly and aggressively advocate for the student body’s feelings on it.”McGavick and Gayheart campaigned last spring with the goal of reviewing, improving and possibly adding to Notre Dame’s blue lights, a system of emergency call boxes placed around the perimeter of campus and in other strategic locations. However, McGavick said their aspirations have been curbed since learning about the cost and effectiveness of the system.“[The administration] indicated to us that the approach of other institutions and the blue light in general as a system is being scaled back,” McGavick said. “ … We were under the impression that blue lights were, in the view of campus safety departments, the most effective way to fight issues like sexual assault … but the way we have them right now, [blue lights] aren’t being used.”Notre Dame Security Police chief Keri Kei Shibata said the common use of cell phones has led to a significant decline in the use of the blue light system.“[Blue lights] started long ago, before people had cell phones, and now that almost everyone has a cell phone it’s not seen as being as important of a safety feature,” Shibata said. “We may get one call a semester that’s an actual call of someone needing something, at the most.”McGavick said while a large expansion of blue lights does not seem possible right now, student government is still hoping to add a call box near the recently completed Walsh Family Hall.Aside from this strategic addition, other options are also being looked at, McGavick said.“For [the administration], it’s trying to justify the logistical and financial cost for what they see as not a big return because they’re not used that much,” McGavick said. “We’re interested in going in the direction of more creative solutions like a campus safety app.”Shibata also said Notre Dame Security Police will continue adding blue lights to the campus perimeter and in isolated areas as the campus expands.Having inherited a GreeNDot system that seemed to reach a “critical point of name recognition” during the 2017-18 academic year, McGavick said student government is looking for more ways to get students GreeNDot trained. These new initiatives will possibly include GreeNDot training sessions taking place directly in dorms and encouraging students who live in “party rooms” to receive training.McGavick and Gayheart also said they have received interest from local bars and restaurants about the possibility of creating a program similar to GreeNDot for their employees, but financial obstacles regarding the payment of employees during non-business hours have made the process difficult.What is clear about the future of GreeNDot at Notre Dame is it needs to be integrated into the common curriculum and culture, Gayheart said.“[GreeNDot] needs to be a part of the institutionalized culture here,” he said. “GreeNDot shouldn’t have to be its own separate campaign; it should be part of the conversation and culture from day one.”One of student government’s early campus safety initiatives this year was the Campus Safety Summit. While the event is held by campus’ various safety organizations each year, student government made a concerted effort to get students to attend what became one of the best-attended summits in recent years.Now, Gayheart said, student government is planning to hold a second Campus Safety Summit in the spring, where he hopes students will be more able to speak directly with campus safety organizations.“We might shift [the Summit] to more of a club fair type event — a little bit more conversational and more interactive, less people talking to the students and more people talking with [them],” he said.While student government is looking to tackle a variety of issues related to campus safety, Shibata said Notre Dame maintains a relatively safe campus overall.“We don’t really have a lot of crime at all, and certainly not a lot of violent crime,” Shibata said. “Our most common crime is theft, and it’s usually of unattended properties. … Our most common violent crime on campus is sexual assault, and those in more recent years have been reported more to Title IX than to the police.”Shibata also said student government has formed a strong relationship with campus security.“They’ve been very engaged,” Shibata said. “It’s helpful when students help communicate with students. Students tend to listen to them more than they might listen to me or our officers. So, helping to put out safety messages has been really helpful. … It’s been a really good relationship.”Tags: 2018 Student Government Insider, blue lights, Campus Safety, Campus Safety Summit, greeNDot, sexual assault, Student government, Title IXlast_img read more

Local Company receives National Award

first_imgEhler’s RV Awarded Winnebago’s “Circle of Excellence Award”Winnebago Industries, manufacturer of Winnebago and Itasca motor homes, awarded Ehlers RV of Essex Junction, VT their coveted Circle of Excellence Award for 2004.Ehlers RV received this award for exceeding customer expectations. Winnebago Industries Circle of Excellence status is based on each dealers Customer Satisfaction Index, from initial sales, delivery and continuing service experiences.Peter Beauregard, owner of Ehler’s RV, accepted the award stating, It’s great to be recognized nationally for achieving our goal of setting new standards of customer satisfaction.last_img read more

Australian insurer QBE completes divestment from thermal coal sector

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Australian Financial Review:General insurer QBE has completed its divestment of thermal coal and expects to gradually reduce its investments in other fossil fuels, as it prepares for a surge in demand for environmental and social impact finance after the coronavirus-induced economic crisis.Chief investment officer Gary Brader, who manages $US23.5 billion ($35 billion) worth of assets, told The Australian Financial Review the insurer had no interest in owning assets that would lose value, such as thermal coal.On the other hand, he said bond issuers were expressing the desire to issue bonds for a specific social or environmental purpose, and predicted this would pick up steam when the pandemic had passed. “We’re taking a lot of calls from issuers who are saying, ‘I want to bring a bond to market that does some good and doesn’t just fund my balance sheet’. Those conversations are picking up, both on the social side as well as on the carbon-light, renewables [side],” he said.Mr. Brader’s observation was backed up by a new report, published on Monday by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia, which showed that the social impact investment market had almost quadrupled in the last two years, from less than $6 billion to around $20 billion.Early last year, QBE announced it would divest and stop underwriting companies that derive more than 30 per cent of their revenue from thermal coal by 2030. Mr. Brader said that divestment was now complete.“We’re very mindful of the fact that sitting on assets that other people will not want to buy in the future, or will not want to pay very much for, or very simply fewer people are going to give you a bid – that’s a pretty bad place to be,” he said. “We want to be in things that over time more and more people are going to want to own, and pay more for. And we can see that transition only intensifying.”[James Fernyhough]More: QBE divests thermal coal, predicts post-virus green boom Australian insurer QBE completes divestment from thermal coal sectorlast_img read more

Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

first_imgFew Smokey Mountain towns draw tourists like Gatlinburg, Tennessee. At a year round population of nearly 4,000, Gatlinburg has been the go-to stop for visitors to Great Smokey Mountain National Park since the park’s 1934 inception. On any given day you’re liable to find hundreds of tourists exploring Gatlinburg’s downtown area, sometimes in should-to-shoulder fashion. But contrary to popular belief, there’s much more to Gatlinburg than pancake houses and t-shirt shops.The Smokies offer some of the most compelling scenery you’ll find anywhere in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and Gatlinburg makes an ideal launch pad or base camp for those hoping to venture into this wild and wonderful part of the Southeast. When visiting Gatlinburg you’ll have a chance to engage in such activities as fly fishing for the area’s legendary wild trout, road cycling the Cades Cove Loop, whitewater rafting the Big Pigeon River, hiking the AT, or exploring the area on horseback.Cudas_IB_0814_2Did you know? Gatlinburg is home to Tennessee’s only ski resort. With well-maintained slopes at 3,000 feet, Ober Gatlinburg hosts skiers, snowboarders, and inner tubers all winter long.Vote now at!last_img read more

In the first nine months, Valamar Riviera generated revenue of more than HRK 2 million

first_imgIn the first nine months of 2019, Valamar Riviera generated total consolidated revenue of HRK 2.068 million, ie an increase of 8% compared to the same period last year. This is the result of investments in high quality tourism, consolidation of the business of Hotel Makarska and Hotel Valamar Obertauern and business growth in the period before and after the season. Source / photo: Valamar Riviera At the level of the business year, Valamar Riviera expects to generate between HRK 2019 million and HRK 2.175 million in revenue in 2.200, ie to record a growth of 9,2 to 10,5 percent. Revenue growth will be accompanied by growth in consolidated operating profit (EBITDA), which will reach between HRK 750 and 760 million annually, which is an increase of 8 to 9,4 percent compared to 2018. Valamar says that they will continue investing in Croatian tourism through the implementation of a development plan of 1,5 billion kuna in the Imperial Riviera and the construction of the Pinea Hotel in the Pical area of ​​Poreč, the largest project in Croatian tourism worth 790 million kuna, which is scheduled for completion this season. 2021. After several years of increased demand for Croatia, growth has stagnated. Nevertheless, Valamar realized 6,4 million overnight stays during the first nine months of this year, which is an increase of 4,5% compared to the same period last year, while the average price increased by 5,3%. The highest sales growth was achieved in high quality products in which investments have been made over the past five years. In the 2019 season, Valamar had about 7 employees.last_img read more

The Law on Amendments to the Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism entered into force

first_imgThe Central Register for Hospitality and Tourism Services, which is regulated by Article 11 of the current Act, will continue to be kept by the Ministry of Tourism, as it continues to enter data on business premises of travel agencies in accordance with Article 13, paragraph 3 of the current Act. meeting the requirements of nautical tourism facilities and nautical tourism vessels in accordance with Article 87, paragraph 7 of this Act, and these provisions have not been deleted by this Act. Also, according to the Hospitality Activity Act (Official Gazette, nos. 85/15, 121/16, 99/18, 25/19, 98/19 and 32/20), decisions on meeting the conditions, ie conditions and categories are entered in the Central Register. catering facilities, facilities in the household and on the family agricultural household. Decision on meeting the conditions for providing tourist guide services Obligations of Internet platforms Vouchers for travel agencies This article regulates the issuance of a decision on fulfilling the conditions for providing tourist guide services, ie the conditions that a person must meet in order to obtain such a decision, because in order to facilitate the provision of tourist guide services, related to COVID-19 epidemics caused by SARS-CoV-2 on territory of the Republic of Croatia, no longer requests obtaining a decision on the approval for the provision of services, but only obtaining a decision on meeting the conditions for a tourist guide. At the same time, it will no longer be considered a free profession in the sense of regulations within the competence of the ministry responsible for labor or taxes. The Law on Amendments to the Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism entered into force, in line with the circumstances of the coronavirus epidemic. Thus, the Croatian Parliament passed amendments to the law regarding travel agencies, tourist guides and the new obligation of the internet portal for booking accommodation. Attachment: It also prescribes the forms of business or the ways in which a tourist guide can provide the services of a tourist guide. This article regulates the period when the passenger has the right to request termination of the package travel contract, the right of the travel organizer to issue a voucher to passengers for unpaid package travel, regulates the content of the voucher, and authorizes the Minister to prescribe the use of vouchers. regarding the duration of declaring an epidemic of COVID-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 on the territory of the Republic of Croatia. This article prescribes the conditions that must be met by the manager, which are reduced as a result of the declaration of an epidemic of COVID-19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 in the territory of the Republic of Croatia. This solution also enables employed persons, students and pensioners to earn additional income from the provision of services in tourism, and to enable unemployed persons to receive incentives for self-employment, all related to the declaration of the COVID-19 epidemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 in the Republic. Croatian.  Law on Amendments to the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism Manager / / / TRAVEL VOUCHERS – SALVATION STRAW FOR TRAVEL AGENCIES This article prescribes the obligation for Internet platforms to display the tax number or VAT identification number of the service provider, all in order to prevent illegal business and compliance with tax regulations. FINAL PROPOSAL OF THE LAW ON AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW ON PROVISION OF TOURISM SERVICESlast_img read more

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