Crankstart volunteering demands relaxed

first_img“As a result, we will be once again taking a lenient approach to volunteering hours for this academic year. Where volunteering is still possible in a COVID-safe capacity we would encourage you to do so. An email to scholars from the university said that: “Whilst we made the decision to treat the 25 hour volunteering component as normal for the 20/21 academic year back in the summer, life continues to change for those of us in the UK and an ‘as normal’ approach no longer seems correct or fair. Normally as part of the scholarship students are required to complete at least 25 hours of volunteering across the academic year. These can be in either community projects in Oxford or as part of outreach events for the University, such as open days and advising prospective applicants. “All scholars, excluding Clinical Medics or those on their Year Abroad, have the entire calendar year including vacations to complete 25 hours of volunteering per year. None of us have a crystal ball, but we all live in hope that the situation may be significantly better by this coming summer and many things may reopen, including greater capacity for volunteering. We will revisit this and be in touch with all scholars if we require anything additional from you.” However, this year following the news that England will enter another national lockdown, and confirmation from Balliol College that the university plans to suspend residency requirements for Hilary Term, these demands are being temporarily relaxed. The email sent from the university told scholars: “If you are concerned about volunteering at any point in the year, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us so we can help.” The scholarship is offered to students across the university completing their first undergraduate degree and who have a household income of under £27,500. Those eligible can receive a non-repayable bursary of up to £5,000 a year, and have access to assistance from the Crankstart Scholarship team, Oxford Hub and the University’s Careers Service. Since it was launched in 2012, over 1,000 students have taken part in the programme. Oxford University will take a “lenient approach” to volunteering hours for Crankstart scholars in the 2020/2021 academic year, it has been announced. last_img read more

JACK-O-LANTERN (Midtown Community School)

first_img× JACK-O-LANTERN — The students in Ms. O’Brien’s kindergarten class at Midtown Community School had some hands on science fun as they explored the inside of a pumpkin, counted the seeds and carved a jack-o-lantern.last_img

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2019 Induction Nominees

first_imgToday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their nominees for potential induction in 2019. The list of nominees includes Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, the Cure, Todd Rundgren, Rufus & Chaka Kahn, and the Zombies.Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019 Nominee Announcement[Video: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame]The class of 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hopefuls is mostly unsurprising, as nine of the fifteen acts have been nominated in the past. Of that group, LL Cool J and Kraftwerk have netted the most nominations, each having appeared on the ballot four times prior to this year. Just behind them are the Zombies and MC5, who have each been nominated for induction three previous times. This also marks the third overall nomination for both Janet Jackson and Rufus & Chaka Khan. Both Radiohead and Rage Against The Machine received their second nominations this year after getting their first-ever nods last year. The Cure has also been nominated once before, though not since 2012. First-timers in the 2019 induction class include John Prine, Devo, Def Leppard, Todd Rundgren, Stevie Nicks, and Roxy Music.The final decision on which of the nominees will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 will be decided by a body of 1,000 voting members worldwide, but fans can make their opinions heard by going to the Hall of Fame website and voting for the nominees they support. Fans can cast one vote per day from today, October 9th, through December 9th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. You can also cast a vote in person at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The top five artists chosen in the fan vote will be counted as the “fans’ ballot,” which will be incorporated into the final voting tally.In 2018, the Rock Hall inducted Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, and Nina Simone, and gave a special Early Influence award to Sister Rosetta Tharpe.For more information on the nominees, or to cast your vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2019 induction class now at the Rock Hall’s website here.last_img read more

Netflix once again dominates Golden Globe TV nominations

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — Netflix built on its recent dominance at scooping up Golden Globe TV nominations Wednesday, getting 20 nods, nearly three times as many as its closest competitor, HBO. Netflix, which beat its own record of 17 TV nominations from last year, secured three out of the five nominations for best drama TV series, “The Crown,” “Ozark” and “Ratched,” and four of the five acting nods for best actress in that category for Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, Laura Linney and Sarah Paulson. HBO Max scored nominations with “Lovecraft Country” and “The Flight Attendant,” which also earned “The Big Bang Theory” veteran Kaley Cuoco her first Globe nod.last_img read more

Vermont gets $3.6 million for LIHEAP

first_imgVermont’s congressional delegation ‘ US Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) ‘ announced today the release of $3.6 million for Vermont under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). ‘As Vermont’s winter settles in, another installment of home heating aid helps. This allocation will keep many seniors and families with small children from going cold this winter,’ the delegation said in a joint statement. ‘But at a time when heating oil costs are rising and we’re in the midst of a major recession, we must do more.  We must at least restore funding at last year’s level for this critically important program.’ Sanders, Leahy and Welch are cosponsors of legislation to provide level funding for LIHEAP at $4.7 billion. Sanders and Leahy have called on Senate leadership to bring up the measure as soon as Congress reconvenes in January. The latest release of federal funds still would leave Vermont with a 25 percent cut from last winter. Altogether Vermont is expected to receive $19.6 million this winter, down from $26 million last year. Nationwide, the year-end spending package Congress approved last Saturday included only $3.5 billion for the home Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, a cut of $1.2 billion from last year. BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 22, 2011last_img read more

Avoid tuning the wrong string

first_img 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?” – John Maynard KeynesA couple of nights ago, I was helping my son tune his cello. I have no musical talent or knowledge of string instruments other than I like how they sound. However, my son tells me I do a pretty darn good job turning the tuning pegs to help him get the instrument in tune. There are four strings on the cello and hence, four pegs. Usually it is one pesky string (C, I believe) that needs tuning. I know the C string is the top left peg, so I am used to tuning that one. This time my son needed the A string tuned. I honestly didn’t know which peg corresponded to the A string. Considering there are only four strings and I could eliminate two strings—C and D—as they are on the same side of the cello’s neck, I had a 50% chance of turning the right peg. My son told me to turn the bottom right peg, so I did without thought. He bowed the string and no change. I tightened a little more like an idiot and again, no change. Suddenly my son and I looked at each other in horror as we realized we were tightening the wrong string—a millisecond before the string snapped violently!I thought of this embarrassing personal event this morning when Bloomberg News reported, “Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard, in a prepared text for a speech in Philadelphia, says a tightening labor market with falling unemployment is unlikely to budge inflation because price expectations have been held in check by an explicit inflation target.”last_img read more

Tioga County Health Department says it’s receiving a high number of calls

first_imgThose calling to register for the COVID-19 Rapid Test Sites, should sign up electronically here.  (WBNG) — The Tioga County Health Department says it’s experiencing a high call volume. The health department says it’s prioritizing calls that are urgent at this time, including calls to positive coronavirus cases. All other coronavirus-related calls should dial (607) 687-8623 and leave a detailed message. They are asking residents to avoid leaving messages regarding testing site registration or complaints.  Those calling to report a complaint, should fill out a form here. The health department says those whose name was provided to staff during contact tracing will be contacted. They say those individuals should self-quarantine until they receive a call.  If you are not able to register online for COVID-19 testing, call (607) 687-8600.last_img read more

Bacary Sagna mocks Arsenal over David Luiz red card in Manchester City defeat

first_img Comment Mikel Arteta needed Bernd Leno to rescue Arsenal on several occasions (Getty Images)Asked if he could take any positives from the game, Arteta replied: ‘The very early stages because we were in the game.‘We looked a threat and the game was balanced.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But when we gave the goal away before half-time, conceded the penalty and then 10 men against them is a mountain to club.‘But the boys didn’t throw in the towel. They kept going, they kept trying, even until the last minute.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. David Luiz was given a straight red card for a foul on Riyad Mahrez (PA) Advertisement David Luiz was sent off as Arsenal were beaten by Manchester City (PA)Bacary Sagna has offered his services to Arsenal after Mikel Arteta’s side were beaten 3-0 by Manchester City in the first game of their Premier League restart on Wednesday evening.David Luiz’s calamitous display saw him at fault for City’s opening goal as his failed clearance allowed Raheem Sterling to score from close range.But it got even worse for the Brazilian defender shortly after half-time as he gave away a penalty and was sent off for a foul on Riyad Mahrez.Kevin De Bruyne scored the penalty to double City’s lead, while Phil Foden also found the net to wrap up a 3-0 win for Pep Guardiola’s side.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSagna, who made 284 appearances for the Gunners and helped the club win the FA Cup in 2014, was clearly not a fan of his former side’s defending as he posted on Twitter during the game: ‘Well… I believe I can still play.’The defeat has left Arsenal ninth in the Premier League, eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Bacary Sagna saw the funny side as Arsenal were comfortably beaten by Man City (Twitter)Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta admits he is keen to forget Arsenal’s latest setback ‘I want to delete the game from the hard drive,’ the Arsenal manager told BBC Sport.‘It’s a lot of things that happened and there’s no point taking things from this game.‘Just delete it and start preparing tomorrow for the game against Brighton.’ Bacary Sagna mocks Arsenal over David Luiz red card in Manchester City defeat Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jun 2020 2:13 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link925Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Juventus getting serious about Barcelona forward Suarez

first_img Loading… Juventus are getting serious about signing Barcelona forward Luis Suarez. The Uruguayan forward has been told he can leave by new Barca boss Ronald Koeman. Calciomercato says Juve have begun talks with Suarez’s representatives about a potential move to Italy.Advertisement Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body9 Best Movie Robots Of All Time7 Interesting Facts About GoT Star Maisie Williams6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The Hatchet2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earthcenter_img read also:Suarez breaks silence amid Barcelona exit rumours The Old Lady are also targeting Roma striker Edin Dzeko. But the dream move would be for Suarez, who has a net salary of 15 million euros per season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more