Christ Church JCR president addresses ‘disproportionate’ motions from colleges

first_imgImage credit to Mike Peel. License CC-BY-SA-4.0. This article has been updated to reflect a later comment from the Christ Church JCR President, and to include more details of the motion. The president of the Christ Church JCR has requested other JCR presidents not to consider motions which he described as “disproportionate” relating to racially-charged events that occurred during Christ Church hustings.  At Lady Margaret Hall, the motion was seconded by the JCR president, where a motion has been submitted. In response to concerns that following standing orders limited the ability of people to speak out against the candidate, he stated that changes will be made “including constitutionally permitting the RO to interrupt proceedings to address unsavoury comments”. Furthermore, two undergraduates have drafted a letter template and encouraged others to send it directly to the Christ Church administration, bypassing a JCR motion. The text of the letter focuses specifically on the “treatment of Melanie Onovo by the Christ Church Censors following her speaking out on the events”. While running for the position of ‘Cake Rep’, a candidate compared “the curious incident of George Floyd” to a “flour shortage”. Upon being questioned, the candidate reaffirmed this analogy.  As a number of JCRs consider motions that would condemn how the Christ Church JCR handled the hustings, some calling for the resignation of the Returning Officer running the meeting, others requesting public apologies, the Christ Church JCR president has called the response “disproportionate”. Multiple colleges including Brasenose, Corpus Christi, Regent’s Park, Somerville, and St Peters have received motions from students requesting that their JCR condemn the Christ Church JCR. He later added, “I should emphasise that you are welcome and free to condemn as much as you like, since that has been a bone of contention”. In a message to other JCR presidents, he stated that he has “no intention of asking the RO to resign, he has not been involved in any racial misconduct himself and if it is true he made a procedural misjudgment, that is due to faults in our standing orders, which he followed diligently.” The Christ Church JCR president has been contacted for comment.  Additionally, a motion proposed at Magdalen has specifically addressed the actions of the Christ Church president, stating, “The JCR president of Christ Church sought to prevent other JCRs from debating these issues by appealing to the presidents of these JCRs to abuse their powers in his favour.” Therefore, it resolves to “Condemn Christ Church JCR president and other committee members who were negligent in their duties”. This aspect of the Magdalen motion is not reflected in every college motion.last_img read more

Two in five Brits now buy lunch at least once a week

first_imgThe number of Brits buying lunch at least once a week has risen to 40%, up from 35% in 2016.Two in five Brits now buy lunch for an ‘everyday’ occasion on a weekly basis, while a quarter (26%) do so for a ‘leisure’ occasion, according to new Mintel report Attitudes Towards Lunch Out-of-Home UK 2017.And the proportion of consumers who buy lunch to eat out of home for an everyday occasion has increased from 64% in 2016 to 76% in 2017.“The rise in the number of consumers choosing to eat out at lunch is due to a variety of reasons,” said Helen Fricker, senior leisure analyst at Mintel.“The range of options for lunch on the high street has grown, which means those with dietary needs are far better catered to than in previous years.”She added that mood was a major deciding factor.“Of those who buy lunch for an everyday occasion, 41% said they were influenced by their state of mind – for instance if they were tired of happy.“State of mind is also a key driver behind lunchtime food choice and the increased availability of healthy, mood-boosting and functional foods is tapping into this need,” Fricker added.Of those who buy lunch to eat out of home, a third (32%) look for the cheapest option between Monday and Wednesdays. This number declines closer to the weekend, with only one in five (22%) bothered by cost on a Saturday or Sunday.The traditional Sunday lunch is also under threat, according to Mintel, as 34% of Brits say brunch has replaced weekend lunches, rising to almost half of those aged 25-34 and 45% of Londoners.“Brunch is big business,” Fricker added. “It seems that diners cannot get enough of a weekend brunch and operators are only too happy to cater to this. Over the last few years, there has been a huge rise in brunch availability and all types of foodservice outlets have entered into this space. The range on offer is ever-expanding and the variations available continue to evolve.”An everyday occasion, according to Mintel, is for work, college or to refuel when shopping. A leisure occasion is as part of a day out or when catching up with friends.last_img read more

Soulive Brings Kamasi Washington, Doyle Bramhall II, & Ron Artis II To Bowlive [Videos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Marc Millman Setlist: Soulive | Brooklyn Bowl | New York City | 6/9/17Drive My Car, Revolution, Eleanor Rigby, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), In My Life, Come Together, Something*, While My Guitar Gently Weeps*II: The Truth*, The Pit*, Keep You Dreamin’^, The Veil^, Mama Can’t Help You^, I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)^E: Povo#, Stone Free* w/ Ron Artis II^ w/ Doyle Bramhall II# w/ Kamasi WashingtonSee the photos below by Marc Millman and Lou Montesano.Bowlive | 6/9/17 | Photos by Marc Millman and Lou Montesanocenter_img The seventh annual Bowlive is currently taking over New York City. Thursday night was the second of nine performances over the next two weeks, with special guests Doyle Bramhall II and Ron Artis II scheduled to collaborate. The first set served as a reincarnation of Rubber Soul, The Beatles‘ sixth studio album. Playing through all the hits like, “Eleanor Rigby,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy), “In My Life” and “Come Together,” the sensational trio that is Eric Krasno, Neal Evans, and Alan Evans demanded the audience’s full attention from the get-go.The first guest of the evening was Ron Artis II from Hawaii, who sang a beautiful rendition of “Something” toward the end of the first set. His impressive guitar and vocal skills were especially prevalent in the set-closing “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” The young player stuck around to perform a few originals during set break, before returning with the band for a second set. Ron Artis II led Soulive through an original blues-rocker, “The Truth,” which again put his fast guitar work on full display.The next guests of the evening were Doyle Bramhall II and Adam Minkoff who performed a series of Doyle originals, “Keep You Dreamin’,” “The Veil,” “Mama Can’t Help You,” and a cover of Stevie Wonder‘s “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever).” Doyle’s vocals brought Krasno to the microphone too, as the added guitarist and bassist amplified Soulive’s impressive musicianship throughout the room.For the encore, Kamasi Washington surprised fans with a guest appearance – as he had just finished up a show down the road at McCarren Park. The saxophonist performed a cover of Freddie Hubbard‘s “Povo,” then leaving the band on their own to close the show with Jimi Hendrix‘s “Stone Free.”Thanks to Jon Hammer, you can watch Kamasi Washington perform “Povo” with Soulive below:Thanks to Bob R, you can watch video highlights from last night below:last_img read more

Forty years young

first_imgHarvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) special relationship with “Sesame Street” goes back four decades to the very beginning, when HGSE Professor Gerald Lesser chaired the board of academic advisers who constructed the original curriculum for the series. To this day, colleagues on the faculty continue to contribute their expertise.In an interview, HGSE Lecturer Joe Blatt, Ed.M. ’77, director of the Technology, Innovation, and Education program, shares his thoughts on the amazing success of “Sesame Street” and its impact on education — and on the Ed School.To read the full interview.last_img read more

Ready for The Game

first_imgSave for that bleak day in 2006 when the Yale Bulldogs bested Harvard, the Crimson have dominated Yale over the past 13 years, and are looking to trounce the Elis again during Saturday’s 131st playing of The Game, at Harvard Stadium.The storied rivalry will be even more heated this year: The Crimson is undefeated, while Yale is 8-1, and there’s an Ivy title to be finalized.  In addition, The Game will be broadcast nationally on network television. All of that has Harvard’s campus abuzz.ESPN set up on Thursday for its Harvard-Yale football GameDay coverage, which will be a live broadcast from Dillon Quad before the game. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer“Despite the forecasted cold weather, I’m extremely excited for this weekend’s matchup,” said Michael Constant ’16.“I’ve been to The Game at Harvard and at Yale, and both experiences were great. I’m from Alabama, so I’m used to huge football Saturdays. The Game is the one time of the year where the experience is similar at Harvard. My friends and I plan on getting out early to visit the GameDay set before heading over to tailgate at the stadium.”The tradition of The Game began with Harvard’s 1875 victory on Yale turf. In 1894, following a game known as the “Springfield Massacre,” which saw seven players carried off the field in what an overwrought sportswriter of the day called “dying condition,” Harvard and Yale broke off playing each other. Each blamed the other for the contest’s unprecedented intensity.The schools didn’t meet in football for two seasons, while the baseball, crew, and track and field teams avoided each other for one. But the allure of competition was too great, and by 1897 the schools were back at it.The Game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 12:30 p.m. Here’s a link for more information.last_img read more

Notre Dame falls to Michigan

first_imgThe Irish traveled to Michigan Stadium this weekend to face off against one of their historic rivals: the Michigan Wolverines. In a nighttime battle under the lights, the Wolverines defeated the Irish 41-30 and left ND fans disappointed. Saturday’s game marked the second time that Notre Dame has played a night game in the Michigan Stadium “We just came up short on a couple of key plays … we weren’t able to come up with [them] offensively,” Irish coach Brian Kelly said after the game. John O’Brien, a senior studying mechanical engineering, said that Michigan Stadium was an extremely exciting environment.   “It’s a great rivalry,” O’Brien said, “There were 115,109 people there, but there was a lot of yellow.” Junior defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt’s fourth-quarter end-zone interception, which cut the Wolverine lead to 34-27 raised hope for many Notre Dame fans.   Sophomore Luke Kiefer said that the small section of Notre Dame fans around him at the game got very excited.   “People just went crazy during the interception in the end zone,” Kiefer said, “The small patch of green that was around me went nuts.”   Kiefer said that although there were an overwhelming amount of Michigan fans, plenty of support could be seen from Irish fans as well. Thy Notre Dame Marching Band returned to Ann Arbor for Saturday’s game despite an aggressive run-in between band members and Michigan fans in 2011.  Freshman band member James Ryan said he experienced verbal insults but little physical hostility this year from Michigan fans.        “Yells of ‘Go home,’ and ‘Play a song,) could be heard from their fans,” Ryan said. “One woman behind me insisted on hitting me with her pom-pom whenever she could since I was in the back row.” Despite a few unpleasant encounters, Ryan said the Michigan band was respectable and cordial. “It was a really cool place to be, even though we lost,” he said While fans are upset over the loss, others are more upset that Michigan is being dropped from Notre Dame’s schedule.  The teams are not scheduled to play again after 2014. Last week, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said Notre Dame was “chickening out” of the rivalry.last_img read more

Carine Roitfeld’s Twinning Outfits With Sylvie From ‘Emily in Paris’

first_imgLily Collins couldn’t help but praise the pics, commenting, “Wait, I love this and you!!! 🤣🤣🤣💖💖”Other A-listers chimed in as well. “YESSSSSS!!!!!!” commented Lisa Rinna, while The Kooples artistic direction, Tom Van Dorpe, noted, “Clearly inspired!” Agreed!After months of teasing a season 2, the streaming service announced on Wednesday, November 11, that it was renewing the series.- Advertisement – Who Wore It Better? Carine Roitfeld or Sylvie from 'Emily in Paris'Left: Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie on “Emily in Paris.” Right: Carine Roitfeld. Carole Bethuel/Netflix; Joanne Davidson/ShutterstockToo funny! Carine Roitfeld pointed out some stylish similarities between her and Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu’s character Sylvie while watching Emily in Paris — and it’s so accurate.On Thursday, November 12, the 66-year-old fashion editor took to Instagram to share a series of side-by-side pics of she and Sylvie wearing a variety of ensembles that look a lot alike.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “Who wore it best? 👀” Roitfeld wrote in the accompanying caption. “I had a bit of déjà vu while watching Sylvie in @emilyinparis and loved it.”Though none of the looks are identical, there definitely seems to be some inspiration pulled from the real-life fashion icon for the fictional one. Some of the most closely resembled looks include a black-and-white skirt-and-blouse ensemble, an off-the-shoulder black ballgown and halterneck number.Roitfeld concluded her post, writing, “Congrats @lilyjcollins and the team on returning for a second season!”- Advertisement – “Deux is better than un,” Collins wrote in an Instagram post after the news broke. “I’m freaking out and beyond thrilled (much to Sylvie’s dismay) to announce @EmilyinParis will be returning for Season 2! Thank you guys for the love and support and I hope you’re as excited as we are!!”As excited as many are to see the show return, the first season faced backlash for it’s depiction of French people and the main character’s extravagant lifestyle.“As disheartening as it sometimes is to read these things, it’s also a gift,” Collins told Vogue Arabia in her November 2020 cover story. “You’re being allowed to improve.”Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!)last_img read more

Rising garlic price cannot be blamed on coronavirus: Business watchdog

first_img“And we are pushing [the government] to not let this drag out until April again,” Guntur warned for 2020. KPPU director of business competition policy Taufik Ahmad said garlic retail prices in Jakarta and a few other cities could climb up to Rp 70,000 or Rp 80,000 per kg.But he noted that similar price volatility had been happening in the first quarter of the past three to four years. The price would usually go back to normal around May or June.”Maybe the problem is not the virus. We received information that there are transportation issues […] that have halted [export] flows from some points in China,” Taufik said.He also said that the government had eased import procedures through a 2019 Agriculture Ministry regulation, as long as garlic importers adhere to the mandatory cultivation of the vegetable after obtaining import licenses.Previously, the Trade Ministry’s price monitoring team head for North Sumatra, Gunawan Benjamin, said the continuous news about the coronavirus had shaken up domestic food prices – especially imported ingredients.Over the past week, North Sumatra and Central Java residents have seen the price of garlic – a staple ingredient in Indonesia – skyrocket, as supplies run short, with some believing the shortage is a result of the virus outbreak in China.According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), North Sumatra’s garlic imports declined by 58.4 percent to 29.24 million tons last year from 70.41 million tons in 2018. Of the 2018 imports, 70.18 million tons were imported from China, while the rest came from India.Read also: Garlic prices soar in Central Java as coronavirus hampers imports from ChinaMeanwhile in Central Java, garlic prices jumped 30 percent to the current Rp 50,000 (US$3.65) per kg from the usual Rp 35,000 per kg.“About 95 percent of the garlic supplies here are imported directly from China, and the virus is hampering it. We hope there will be import options from other countries soon,” Central Java Industry and Trade Agency head Arief Sambodo said, as quoted by : The Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) has rejected claims that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has diminished garlic supply from China, which had been blamed for a price spike of the commodity in Indonesia.KPPU commissioner Guntur Saragih said garlic demand and consumption were relatively stable. Instead, he blamed slow import realization for the scarcity, which he said had already happened before the virus broke out.The watchdog said the government had just issued an import recommendation for more than 100,000 tons, around 60,000 tons of which would be used to ensure supplies until the Lebaran holidays. However, those imports had yet to materialize as of Thursday. “It’s a problem when imports are done late. Supply will certainly thin out, thus automatically shifting [prices],” Guntur said.However, he said his team’s investigation had yet to ascertain whether importers were intentionally holding back imports to push up prices.The price currently stands at a national average of Rp 55,000 (US$4.01) per kilogram, double the usual Rp 25,000 to Rp 30,000 per kg, according to the Information Center for Strategic Food Prices (PIHPS).But this is not the first time garlic prices skyrocketed. Last year, garlic prices spiked to more than Rp 80,000 per kg due to import recommendations not being issued until April 2019.last_img read more

Little or no hope of finding survivors at Lebanon blast site: army

first_img“We worked non-stop for 48 hours from Thursday morning to try to reach this control room. Unfortunately we did not find a single… survivor,” said Colonel Vincent Tissier, leader of the French rescue team. In collaboration with other rescue teams, Tissier said they managed to uncover a total of five corpses. Most Lebanese authorities say Tuesday’s explosion was triggered by a fire in a port warehouse, where a huge shipment of ammonium nitrate, a chemical that can be used as a fertilizer or as an explosive, had languished for years.The revelation that state officials had long tolerated a ticking time-bomb in the heart of the capital has served as shocking proof to many Lebanese of the rot at the core of the state apparatus.World leaders, international organizations and a seething Lebanese public have pressed for an international probe, but President Michel Aoun has said that calls for such an investigation are a “waste of time.” In Beirut, the fury on the streets has further shaken the embattled government of Prime Minister Hassan Diab, which saw its first cabinet resignation when the information minister, Manal Abdel Samad, quit Sunday.At least six lawmakers have also quit since the August 4 explosion. The Lebanese army said Sunday that hopes have dwindled of finding survivors at the blast site in Beirut following days of search and rescue operations supported by international experts.”After three days of search and rescue operations we can say we have finished the first phase, which involved the possibility of finding survivors,” Colonel Roger Khoury told a press conference. “As technicians working on the ground, we can say we have fading hopes of finding survivors,” added Khoury, who heads a team of military technicians operating at the blast site. The huge explosion that hit Beirut’s port devastated large parts of the Lebanese capital, claimed over 150 lives and wounded some 6,000 people.At least 21 people remain missing, according to the health ministry.Their relatives have watched breathlessly as rescuers from France, Germany, Russia, Qatar and other countries assisted Lebanese authorities in their search and rescue efforts.But none have managed to find survivors, not even eight to nine port employees French experts believed were trapped alive in a control room buried beneath the rubble.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Manchester United target three major summer signings to boost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad

first_imgKalidou Koulibaly remains Manchester United’s No.1 summer transfer target (Picture: Getty)Manchester United have settled on a three-man shortlist as they look to finalise their summer transfer plans.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now the firm favourite to succeed Jose Mourinho on a permanent basis having presided over a stunning run of form, culminating in last night’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace which represented a club-record eighth successive away win.Solskjaer is said to have ‘shaken hands’ with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on a deal that would see him remain at Old Trafford beyond the summer and the club are now ploughing ahead with their recruitment strategy ahead of a busy summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 CityAccording to talkSPORT, Kalidou Koulibaly remains the priority target with United keen to add a commanding centre-half to their ranks to partner the increasingly impressive Victor Lindelof, one of the main beneficiaries of Solskjaer’s arrival.ADVERTISEMENTNapoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis revealed back in December that United had made a bid of £95million for the Senegal international and will likely need to make a significantly higher offer in the summer if they are to land the 27-year-old. Solskjaer praises Lukaku after win over Crystal PalaceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:23FullscreenSolskjaer praises Lukaku after win over Crystal Palace is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to Serie A giants Inter with Barcelona looking to balance their books following the huge recent outlays on the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.‘I laugh a little bit in the morning with my coffee when I see [the stories] about my future,’ said Rakitic when asked about his future last week.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Aaron Wan-Bissaka is wanted by Arsenal, Tottenham and Man Utd (Picture: Getty)Despite the emergence of Diogo Dalot, who impressed in an unfamiliar role at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, and Ashley Young signing a new 12-month contract extension, United are in the market for reinforcements at right-back and will enter the running for Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka.Arsenal and Tottenham are also keeping tabs on the Eagles star who is likely to get England recognition ahead of next month’s friendly internationals and is valued at around £40million.Finally, United will target Barcelona’s experienced midfielder Ivan Rakitic in a bid to add greater energy and creativity to their engine room. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 28 Feb 2019 8:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Commentcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Manchester United target three major summer signings to boost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squadlast_img read more