Ranveer gets legal warning for using WWE star’s phrase to praise…

first_img Cricket Previous articleWorld Cup 2019: Ola releases ‘Catch The Match’ anti-anthemNext articleAIFF set to give ISL India’s premier football league status: Report Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoPUBG Mobile Big Update : For the first time ever, India Government makes it official, ‘No Permissions to PUBG’UndoWrestler Murder Case: Sushil Kumar spotted hitting victim with sticks in exclusive video; WatchUndoHowever, the carefree actor has invited a legal warning from WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar for hailing all-rounder Hardik Pandya with phrase “Eat. Sleep. Dominate. Repeat.” He has tweeted the phrase on his official twitter handle @RanveerOfficial with his and Pandya’s picture.Also Read: Would love to see a player like Yuvraj get a proper farewell: Kapil DevThis has not gone down well with the WWE Wrestler, whose advocate Paul Heyman has sent a legal warning to the actor, claiming that the catchphrase is made popular by the Heyman and Lesnar duo. Heyman would root for Lesnar by shouting – “Eat, Sleep, Conquer, Repeat,” every time the latter stepped inside the ring.Responding to Ranveer’s tweet, Heyman wrote on his twitter handle @HeymanHustle”@RanveerOfficial ARE YOU F’N KIDDING ME???????????“1 – It’s Eat Sleep CONQUER Repeat“2 – Copyright #YourHumbleAdvocate and @BrockLesnar“3 – I am litigious“4 – EAT SLEEP DEPOSITION REPEAT (sic).”The Heyman’s response may also been in good humour. But a warning cannot be ignored when it is coming from an advocate.Also Read: Ranveer Singh and co-stars sweating hard to emulate ‘Stars of ’83’Ranveer Singh reliving 1983 World Cup title triumph By Kunal Dhyani – June 21, 2019 Football Cricket Latest Sports News BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Cricket WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates Ranveer Singh seems to be eating, drinking and living cricket ever since he has gone into the character of legendary Kapil Dev for the upcoming film on India’s title triumph in the 1983 World Cup. The lead character in of the ’83, Ranveer has been hogging as much lime light in England as the icons of the Indian cricket team gunning for the third ICC World Cup crown for India.The Bollywood star who plays onscreen Kapil Dev while livening up the commentary box during India’s win over Pakistan at the Old Trafford, Manchester, on June 16, also had some good time with the members of the Indian cricket team. Cricket Ranveer gets legal warning for using WWE star’s phrase to praise Pandya TAGS1983 World CupBrock LesnarHardik PandyaIndian Cricket TeamKapil DevPaul HeymanRanveer SinghRanveer Singh legal warningWWE SHARE YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Cricket CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstarsWWEWWE Business Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Cricket WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attentionlast_img read more

The Apopka Voice Townhall set for Seats #1 and #2

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSThe Apopka Voice Townhall Previous articleOrlando is the #1 destination of Spring BreakersNext articleFindings released in Parkview at Wekiva water testing Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Apopka Voice Townhall Dates: Wednesday, February 28th for Seat #1, and Thursday, March 1st for Seat #2.Location: Highland Manor 604 East Main Street in ApopkaTime: From 6-8 PM both nights. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate center_img There are only 14 days until Apopka’s Election Day, which means it’s time to meet your candidates for City Commission. And what better way to get to know them than at a townhall? On Wednesday, February 28th, and Thursday, March 1st The Apopka Voice will host two City Commission Townhall at the Highland Manor from 6-8 PM. It’s the first Townhall in the news site’s history, and the first time all four candidates from Seat #1 and Seat #2 will meet together at the same event. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.  But unlike most debates or townhalls, this event will attempt to re-create the experience of being on the Apopka City Council. The agenda items (topics) and specifics (questions) will be sent to the eight candidates a week in advance so that they can prepare to answer questions delivered to them. This style of Townhall is intended to better simulate the experience of being an Apopka City Commissioner. There will also be longer answers, allowing candidates to reply to questions in a more conversational style, similar to how the City Council operates during a discussion. Three specific topics will be discussed with only a few questions per topic. The discussion will stay on that topic until a comprehensive understanding of the four candidate’s viewpoints/opinions/thoughts is known. The purpose of this format is not to measure how quickly a candidate thinks on their feet, but rather to measure their approach to solving critical issues for Apopka, and to fully understand their opinions and ideologies on the subject.In the last 30 minutes, a more traditional townhall style debate will close the event with the candidates answering questions posed by the audience. Seating is limited to first-come-first-served. Apopka City Hall Please enter your name herelast_img read more

24 Internet cafés closed and 23 arrests as government steps up online crackdown

first_img News IranMiddle East – North Africa Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Organisation December 17, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 24 Internet cafés closed and 23 arrests as government steps up online crackdown Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of 24 Internet cafés in the course of a police operation in Tehran on 16 December in which 23 people, including 11 women, were arrested for “immoral behaviour.”“This is further evidence of an even more radical government line on free expression, especially when women are involved,” the press freedom organisation said. “The grounds for arresting these women were extremely vague. They did nothing to threaten public morality. We firmly condemn this attack on freedoms, and we call for the release of all 23 detainees and the reopening of the Internet cafés.”The Tehran police said a total of 170 cafés and Internet cafés were warned on 15 December that they were risking the possibility of closure.The raids coincide with a reinforcement of the official campaign launched in April against women violating the Islamic dress code. They are being advised not to wear “western-style” dress such as tight trousers or high boots, regarded as “inappropriate attire.” Since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became president in 2005, everyone’s physical appearance is supposed to respect Islam.Cyber-feminists Maryam Hosseinkhah and Jelveh Javaheri are meanwhile still being held in Evin prison in the northern outskirts of Tehran. Hosseinkhah, 32, a journalist who writes for the websites Zanestan and WeChange, has been held since 18 November. Javaheri, 30, was arrested on 1 December.After charging them with publishing false information, disturbing public opinion and “publicity against the Islamic Republic,” the authorities have demanded very large amounts of bail (95,000 euros for Hosseinkhah and 50,000 euros for Javaheri) to release them.Iran is one of the strictest countries in the world as regards online filtering and censorship. For the past year, all websites that offer news about Iran have been required to register with the culture ministry. According to the council of ministers, insulting Islam or other monotheistic religions, spreading separatist ideologies, publishing false news or publishing news that invades privacy are all grounds for declaring a website illegal.Call for the release of Maryam Hosseinkhah and Jelveh Javaheri : http://www.rsf.org/article.php3?id_article=24570&var_mode=calculPhoto : AFP June 11, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Help by sharing this information Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to election to go further Receive email alerts Follow the news on Iran News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 News June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders condemns the closure of 24 Internet cafés in the course of a police operation in Tehran on 16 December in which 23 people, including 11 women, were arrested for “immoral behaviour.” “We firmly condemn this attack on freedoms, and we call for the release of all 23 detainees and the reopening of the Internet cafés.” March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Weather: Potential hard freeze Sunday night, warmer and wet mid-week

first_img Brian Crandall However, those blue skies tomorrow morning will be fairly brief, as a weak, fast-moving shortwave disturbance pushes westward across the region. Mostly clear skies around daybreak will grow increasingly cloudy during the day, with temperatures getting into the mid 50s as mostly cloudy skies prevail by late afternoon. Some rain showers are likely to enter the western side of Tompkins County before sunset, but Ithaca and communities to the east will not see much until 8 PM or so, with a few hours of rain into Tuesday morning that should taper off in most places before sunrise. Lows Monday night will be in the mid 40s.It’ll be a little warmer behind the shortwave, but still on the cool side for this time of the year, with mostly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 50s to close out April. A second system approaches from the west Tuesday night, and with it another round of rain for the early hours of Wednesday morning. Expect scattered rain showers and lows in the mid 40s.The second system looks to be a more substantial area of low pressure passing over Michigan before changing course and passing over upstate New York, with a frontal boundary that will extend from the Northeast to Texas. This will result in extended rainy, unsettled conditions, though with the low to the west and then north, that will allow milder air to be advected into the region. Wednesday will have periods of rain and cloudy skies, with highs in the mid 60s. A more steady rain is likely overnight Wednesday, with lows in the low 50s. This looks to be an extended light rain, so while rain will be present throughout the day and night, total rainfall amounts will likely be no more than a quarter to half an inch.For Thursday, the rain will persist into the mid-morning hours before most places start to dry out, and highs will make into the upper 60s under cloudy skies. Unfortunately, the drying period will be short, as a third system is likely to develop over the lower Mississippi River valley and trek northeastward along the frontal boundary, bringing more rain into the air late Thursday night, with rain winding down Friday morning after daybreak as the system moves eastward. Lows Thursday night will be around 50 °F.Friday will be drier if a bit cooler. Plan for mostly cloudy skies, a few lingering rain showers, and a high in the low 60s. Clouds will begin to clear out later Friday, and with some larger breaks in the clouds and cooler air behind the system, temperatures will drop into the low 40s Friday night.After a week of grey, dreary weather, the weekend will provide welcome respite, if a hair on the cool side. Expect upper 50s Saturday and low 60s Sunday, with mostly sunny skies. Saturday and Sunday night will be partly cloudy, and in the upper 30s and low 40s respectively.Graphic courtesy of the NOAA Climate Prediction Center.Extended OutlookLooking ahead into May, it’s looking like the first half of the month will be a little on the cool side, as a strong west-east flos in the jet stream keeps cooler air bottled up in the upper Midwest and Northeast, with a modest ridge over the Pacific Northwest. Most of the country, us included, is expected to see elevated chances for a wetter-than-normal early May, with excessive precipitation possible over the Lower Mississippi River valley. ITHACA, N.Y. — If you’ve got some ornamental plants or a home garden, move them indoors or break out the drop cloths and stakes. With rain coming to an end and high pressure moving in, cold Canadian air funneled into the region will drop temperatures low enough for a hard freeze across much of the area Sunday night into Monday morning.Graphic courtesy of NWS Binghamton.Your Weekly WeatherLet’s do a quick refresher before we jump into the weekly forecast. A hard freeze is when temperatures drop below the freezing point for a sufficiently long and severe period, enough to destroy seasonal vegetation and lead to ice formation in standing water and hard ground. This generally occurs between 25 °F and 28 °F. The low tonight in the city of Ithaca and along Cayuga Lake will be on the top end of that range, around 28-29 °F. However, most elevated areas and communities away from the moderating effects of the lake’s waters can expect temperatures to drop a couple degrees lower, into the mid 20s. That allows water in tender, growing plant cells to freeze, and as it freezes it expands and tears up the cells, ripping the plant to shreds a million microscopic times and thus killing the plant. If the plant can be brought inside into a warmer space like a garage or a greenhouse, you’ll want to do that before heading to bed tonight. If that’s not an option, then keep the soil moist (wet soil holds daytime heat longer) and stake the ground so that you can throw a plastic tarp of drop cloth over the plants, like a blanket. The tarp can be removed after sunrise when temperatures start to warm up again. Another option is to throw down some straw, or if you want to upset your energy-conscious neighbors, dig out some non-LED lamps or Christmas lights and run them through the plot for a little extra warmth.My phlox are not impressed.If there’s any silver lining to this, it’s that this weekend’s rainmaker is finally pushing out. As the high pressure moves in from the northwest and its clockwise circulation pulls down that chilly air, skies will also clear out. For tonight, expect mostly clear skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 20s with calm winds. center_img Your weather news is made possible with support from: Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall last_img read more

Leading from the front in the fight for equal rights

first_imgLeading from the front in the fight for equal rightsOn 13 May 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Julie Mellor has 18 months left as chair of the Equal OpportunitiesCommission, and while she believes progress has been made, there is a stilllong way to go to ensure women get a fair deal at workJulie Mellor, chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission, has always beenfascinated by the challenge of bringing out the potential in people. Previously a senior HR executive with Shell and British Gas, since she wasappointed to the role four years ago Mellor has attempted to bring out the bestin UK employers by encouraging them to take equal pay and other gender equalityissues seriously. She is pleased with the way the EOC now helps business to develop genderpolicies and strategies to wipe out sex discrimination in the workplace. “The thing I’m most proud of is the way we now work with business as aprovider of expertise,” she said. “I went into HR because the way I was brought up was to look forpeople’s potential and that hasn’t changed. It’s what brought me to this jobtoo.” However, with another 18 months to go as EOC chair, Mellor is still unhappywith the lack of genuine progress on equal pay. “The achievement has been getting it back on the Government andbusiness agenda, but the figures are still dire and have just gone upagain.” The latest statistics show the pay gap is roughly the same as 30 years agoat about 40 per cent. And the EOC has been attempting to combat this throughthe promotion of equal pay reviews which, although compulsory across the publicsector, are still optional for private firms. “Employers are now aware this is an issue that has to be tackled andthe Government backs our call for all companies to carry out reviews, butthat’s as far as we’ve got. The onus is now on employers to sort it outvoluntarily or there will be pressure to have legislation,” she said. In a recent poll, just 18 per cent of firms said an equal pay review wasunder way, while the majority admitted having no intention of completing one. Employers that have carried out voluntary reviews have done so with littletrouble and Mellor seems loath to force business into compliance. Instead, theEOC has developed a range of support and advice for employers, including itsequal pay tool kit, designed to help business successfully and legally conducta review. “People on the street recognise that women are paid very low wages.Seven out of 10 beneficiaries of the minimum wage are women, so I would say wehave to deal with equal value.” Mellor is optimistic the equal pay questionnaires introduced by theGovernment as part of the Employment Act last month – giving staff the right torequest pay information on a comparable worker of the opposite sex – will alsoencourage employers to become more transparent in the way they pay people. But Mellor is also concerned that occupational segregation remains an issueand argues that it is hampering productivity. The problem has become so serious the EOC is launching a generalinvestigation into modern apprenticeships, because they attract so few women totraditionally male-dominated sectors. “People should be able to make equal, informed choices about work – notstereotyped choices,” she explained. The absence of significant numbers of women in these sectors can also leadto more sinister repercussions, with more cases of sexual harassment. “Research shows that sexual harassment is a problem where there arevery few women. Employers have got to deal with this culture and that takescreativity,” she said. Mellor believes the problems are based on gender perceptions established atan early age. And EOC research shows that although many young people say theyfirmly believe in equality, when it comes to choosing a career the aspirationsdon’t match the beliefs. “Young people say that men can be nurses and women engineers – that’snot even an issue. But when you ask what they want to do personally, it’s totallydifferent. They all tend to stick with safe options they know they cando,” she added. Mellor believes employers and the Government must work together to shiftopinions and give young people more confidence to challenge occupationalsegregation. She has also called for employers and schools to work together to providemore practical work experience so young people can make informed careerchoices. Another area of concern for the EOC is the lack of suitable childcare in theUK. Mellor praised the Government for promoting work-life balance by introducingthe right for parents to request flexible working in the Employment Act. Butshe said more needed to be done to help working parents. The UK has the poorest childcare record in Europe, with only one in sevenchildren under the age of eight having access to a formal childcare place.Mellor thinks a radical overhaul of the way childcare operates is needed, withworking parents entitled to free cover. “I’d like to see childcare as amodern public service for all who want it, just like the health service,”she said. She is equally critical of the remuneration arrangements for parents andclearly sees the whole area as one requiring the close attention of the EOC. “Pay levels for paternity and maternity leave need to be much closer toincome replacement, otherwise men don’t take it and women can end up in direfinancial straits. “Parental leave should also be paid, or men won’t take it insignificant numbers. There should also be greater flexibility in how individualscan use it.” Mellor backs the idea of a creating a single equality body outlined in aWhite Paper last year, drawing together gender, race, age, disability andreligion, but with certain conditions. She insists any new body must have the same mix and breadth of powers as theEOC, otherwise the focus of the individual groups could be diluted. It wouldhave to have a mix of legal, enforcement, support, promotional andagenda-setting powers to have any real impact. Looking to the future, Mellor says the next big challenges will be aboutsupporting working fathers as well as mothers, and pushing the rate of changeat a much faster pace. “Progress is too slow because we’re still tackling the same fundamentalissues that we were 30 years ago,” she said. www.eoc.org.ukBy Ross Wigham Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Faculty PT- Dissertation Mentor – PhD Education/Doctor of Education (Virtual)

first_imgWalden University is an accredited institution that has beenserving the higher education needs of professionals for more than45 years. Offered online, Walden’s doctoral degree programs aredesigned to provide a diverse community of career professionalswith the opportunity to transform themselves asscholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive socialchange.GENERAL SUMMARY:The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership seeksdynamic, engaged, and supportive doctoral faculty research mentorsthat have strong communication and learning-relationship skills forthis part-time position in the Ph.D. in Education and Doctor ofEducation programs. Key responsibilities of this position are tofacilitate doctoral student learning during the dissertation anddoctoral capstone phase of their program and to engage and supportdoctoral students as emerging scholar-practitioners.These contributing, part-time faculty will be invited to serve aschairs and second members of dissertation committees within variousPh.D. in Education and Doctor of Education programs. Priority willbe given to those with K-12 and/or special educationexperience.What to expect as a Walden contributing faculty member:Faculty members educate Walden University students by effectivelyand proficiently using online technology and resources so thatknowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to andshared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, wellwritten, and timely communications. This is accomplished in anenvironment that is respectful of student, the Faculty Member,Walden University, and the discipline in which the Faculty Memberis involved. Faculty Members are expected to adhere to all WaldenUniversity Faculty expectations, which are clearly set forth to theFaculty Member at the start of his/her employment with theUniversity.General Expectations Include:•Supportive engagement at all times – build positive rapport,openness, trust, mutual inquiry and listening to students to helpthem learn, discover and apply research skills.•Effective online communications to maintain teaching and socialpresence and to stimulatecritical thinking and “learning to learn” skills.Responsibilities of this position include: Committee Membership:This position is primarily to serve on dissertation committees.Committee chairs are assigned to committee-related research forumsand are expected to check and respond to students as required bythe faculty handbook and program policy.Doctoral Faculty Members must be appropriately credentialed,possess an earned degree from an accredited institution orrecognized by a country’s ministry of education in the disciplinebeing taught.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:Earned doctorate in education or a closely related field froman accredited university.K-12 and/or special education experience preferredExperience chairing dissertation committees to the completionof dissertation process.Candidates should possess a significant and current record ofprofessional contributions to the field of education. Record of thestudy of K-12 environments and/or special education isdesirable.Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needsof students earning their degrees in an eLearning environment.Teaching, advising and mentoring; commitment to the promotionof scholarly research; excellent leadership, communication, team,and human relations skills.May be invited to perform other duties and responsibilitiesthat management may deem necessary from time to time.Ideally, a candidate should be able to demonstrate:•Success at building effective student learning relationships thatsupport mutual inquiry and doctoral quality student progress andlearning outcomes. This includes the ability to provide clearexpectations and helping students “know what to do next”.•Strong servant leadership dispositions. This includes the abilityto listen carefully to students, and to be approachable andsupportive within Walden’s policies.•Strong time-management and co-project management skills.Ideally, a candidate should be strongly committed to:•Advocating for the learning and development needs of studentsearning their degrees in a distance learning environment.•Supporting the development of Walden University students to fosterpositive social change as scholar-practitioners.•Best practices in teaching, research, advising andmentoring.•The ongoing professional development of themselves asfaculty.•The willingness to perform other duties and responsibilities thatmanagement may deem necessary from time to time.Training:All new Faculty Members receive specific training from WaldenUniversity with respect to best practices in online learningfacilitation, doctoral mentoring, and effective supervision andreview of dissertations. They also receive socialization into theWalden University culture of quality, integrity, andstudent-learning centeredness and an orientation in their specificdegree program.Technology Proficiency/Requirements:Faculty members are expected to maintain a high level of technicalproficiency and have a strong commitment to learning newtechnologies. Faculty are required to have computer and softwareresources that enable effective delivery of academic services to adisbursed community of learners. The Faculty Member must be able touse Microsoft Office products, and must have reliable Internetaccess as well as alternate access as needed.TRAVEL:Some travel may be requested (maximally once perquarter). Serve as first or second member of dissertationcommittees.Will be asked to complete Walden- and program-based trainingbefore first assignment. Follow-up training will also be requiredby the university from time to time.May be asked to participate in program and university-basedresidencies.last_img read more

Patten scrutinised for comment on quotas

first_imgLord Patten, Chancellor of Oxford University, has criticised the idea of imposing quotas on the admission of students, including BME students and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. He stated that any plan to introduce minimum numbers of students from diverse backgrounds would lower academic standards.Lord Patten made these comments following a Government proposal that would require all universities to publish data about the ethnicity, gender and socio-economic background of their students. This has been described by Jo Johnson, the minister for universities, as a “transparency revolution”.In response, members of Merton JCR, noting that only 13 per cent of students identify as BME, have proposed a motion to denounce the Chancellor’s comment and demand an apology.The motion called Patten’s comments “reprehensible insofar as they rely on the assumption that deliberately increasing the proportion of BME students at Oxford via quotas would entail a lowering standards, since it is clear that many highly capable students are turned away from Oxford every year, and that BME students are disproportionately rejected.”Ministers are also looking to improve transparency in other areas, including forcing universities to publish information about graduate employment and the number of contact hours for each of the courses they offer.In addition, the Queen’s speech to education given on Thursday, announced a bill making it easier for new universities to open. The bill also reforms funding to link it to the quality of teaching. Funding had previously been linked to the number of students.The increase in transparency has been cautiously welcomed by some students. Nermeen Hilton, a Balliol student, said, “I think that an increase in transparency in the higher education system would have a positive impact because it could discourage institutional prejudice. Having more information about the course and job prospects after graduation will definitely help people make better decisions about where they apply to.“However,” he continued, “the problem with universities publishing admissions data is it may lead to them trying to create the right statistics, rather than letting the best candidates in or actually addressing the underlying issues.”“Having more information about the course and job prospects will help people make better decisions”Nermeen HiltonDespite Lord Patten’s opposition to quotas, Oxford University has defended its own record on transparency. “Oxford has published detailed information on our access and admissions performance for two decades, and would welcome similar transparency across higher education,” a spokesperson told Cherwell.“We continue to make strong and sustained progress on access: For entry in 2016, the proportion of offers going to UK state school candidates rose to more than 59 per cent,” the University said. “The latest figures also show the University exceeding, meeting or making significant progress towards all four of its ambitious OFFA Access Agreement targets, including student numbers from schools with historically limited progression to Oxford, and students from neighbourhoods with low participation in higher education.”Lord Patten’s statement is the latest in a series of controversial statements made by the Chancellor, most recently in an article for Project Syndicate in which he claimed that universities in China and Hong Kong are facing threats from the government to free speech and their autonomy.last_img read more

Aqueous And Broccoli Samurai Are Bringing All The Jams To Philly

first_imgPhiladelphia might be best known for Brotherly Love and Cheesesteaks, but the city’s residents have never been shy about their jams! That’s why we can’t wait for two of our favorite young jam bands, Aqueous and Broccoli Samurai, to take things over at Philly’s MilkBoy venue on November 9th. Tickets for the show are available here.The music will start with Broccoli Samurai, who have steadily made a name for themselves with regular performances over the last few years. The band has captured the Midwest with their fresh blend of improvisational jamming, and they’re only going to keep on growing as they play more shows. Fans who have experienced the Samurai know that the band has an relentless energy that pours into their live shows. Check out some live video to see what we mean.Headlining the night will be Aqueous, who is on fire after releasing their highly anticipated EP Best In Show. The band has built a strong following with constant dedication, including multiple studio albums and hundreds of live shows each year. The future is bright for Aqueous as they continue to impress with their high-energy rock and roll-influenced jamming, backed by contemplative songwriting and great musicianship. Check out what happens when Aqueous lets loose in the video below.Not only are these two bands poised to bring a great evening of music, but they’re no strangers to each other as well. The bands have teamed up for so-called “Broqueous” sets in the past, and certainly some collaborative efforts between these talented musicians can be expected. You can find tickets and more information about the show by following this link. Don’t miss out!last_img read more

Blueberry Crop

first_imgIdeal weather conditions this season allowed blueberry farmers in southeast Georgia to produce their best crop since 2016, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agent Renee Allen.Farmers like Albert Wildes agree.“In 2017 and 2018 we had a couple of late freezes, and 2017 was devastating. The 2018 season was not as bad as 2017, but it was still bad. We had better yields in 2019,” said Wildes, who farms about 50 acres in Alma, Georgia.According to Allen, who specializes in commercial blueberry, yields are expected to exceed the 2017 crop that produced 28.1 million pounds and the 2018 crop that yielded 54 million pounds. The 2019 yields are still being calculated.The lack of freezing temperatures — anything below 32 degrees Fahrenheit — had a positive impact on the 2019 season for blueberry farmers, she said.“We had a good crop load this year,” said Allen. “We did have some frost and freeze-type temperatures, but they were borderline and specific, so not as drastic as ones we have had the previous two years.”Georgia farmers apply frost protection, including overhead irrigation, when they anticipate freezing weather. After a freeze, applying plant growth regulators to protect the fruit is the only option. But frost protection is not 100% effective.Georgia’s blueberry crop is vulnerable when the weather warms in February. This happened in 2018 when plants started to bloom and, ultimately, succumbed to freezing temperatures in early March. Blueberries thrive when they produce in the spring and are not hindered by the weather.In 2014, Georgia produced 95 million pounds of blueberries. This propelled Georgia to place as the No. 1 blueberry producer in the country. This year’s crop yields have farmers believing Georgia can once again produce similar results. “As a farmer, you’re always optimistic. Farmers are eternal optimists. [They] have to look forward to next year,” said Wildes.Growers are hoping for more postharvest rain during the fall but are using irrigation to keep the crop from being harmed by the current drought.For more information about Georgia blueberries, visit t.uga.edu/5iA or UGA’s blueberry blog at site.caes.uga.edu/blueberry.last_img read more

Dr. Daniel Fogel Addresses Vermont Business Community in Killington

first_imgThe Vermont Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to our Annual Meeting, scheduled for September 12, 2002, at the Cortina Inn inKillington.  The keynote luncheon speaker is Dr. Daniel Fogel, President of the University of Vermont.The Vermont Chamber recognizes that higher education is a critical element in the development of a strong economic future for Vermont.  Dr. Fogel stated, “The University of Vermont is an institution in which the peopleof Vermont ought to take enormous pride.  They are getting a very, very high return on their investment.”  Founded in 1791, the University ofVermont is the largest educational institution in the state, with nearly 300 buildings and a 425-acre main campus.Please join us to welcome Dr. Fogel as he engages the audience in a discussion about the importance and future direction of the University ofVermont, sharing his vision for Vermont and the University.  The Annual Meeting is open to the public.  We invite you to take advantage of thisopportunity to meet other Vermont business owners as well as members of the Vermont Chamber Board of Directors.Please contact Karen Pallas at the Vermont Chamber of Commerce by September 5 for registration information or to receive a brochure(802-223-3443, [email protected](link sends e-mail)).last_img read more