Student census warning

first_imgOxford University students have been warned that if they do not complete their census forms, Oxford City and County Councils could lose out on thousands of pounds worth of funding.The census data is used to work out funding for services as diverse as education, transportation and health. According to the Q&A document produced for students, this “will ultimately benefit the living environment of all Oxford residents – which includes the student population.”James Bennett, Home Bursar of St Catherine’s College and the Chair of the Domestic Bursars’ Committee said, “It is vitally important that students living in colleges (and in private rented accommodation) understand and participate in this process.“The data collected in the census are used to underpin decision-making on the allocation of resources to local authorities.”Mr Bennett also met with OUSU President David Barclay with a view to spreading information through JCRs and MCRs.Barclay encouraged students to get behind the census, commenting, “This year’s census is more important than ever for students, because the data collected will be used to inform how resources are allocated to local Councils.“At a time of massive cuts to their funding, its crucial that Government gets a true picture of the population of Oxford, and particularly its student population.”The census takes place every ten years, meaning that the last census, in 2001,occurred when most current undergraduates would have still been of primary school age.The 2001 census showed that over a quarter of the working resident population in Oxford were full-time students, which was the highest percentage in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics.Figures from December 2010 showed there were 21,535 students at Oxford University.The nationwide date for the census is 27th March 2011. However, for students living in college or University communal accommodation in Oxford, the census will take data from those resident between 3rd and 7th March 2011 in order to avoid a clash with the Easter vacation.The 2011 census campaign includes initiatives endorsed by the NUS, such as a photography competition to help raise awareness among students.last_img read more

Annie Movie Remake Debuts in Box Office Top Three

first_img The new Annie, which features revamped takes on Charles Strouse’s iconic tunes as well as new numbers penned by Sia, stars Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale. See what we learned about the movie from the stars themselves here. Comparatively, the film adaptation of Jersey Boys, which was released earlier this year in June, took in $13.3 million in its opening weekend. In Les Miserables’ December 2012 holiday weekend, the flick also secured third at $27.3 million. The first of The Hobbit trilogy was also tops for Les Miz’s premiere weekend; showtunes just can’t beat the Shire. View Commentscenter_img Despite some less-than-stellar reviews, the weekend box office figures cleared away the cobwebs and the sorrow for the Annie reboot. The film, following its December 19 wide release, came in third, grossing $16.3 million over the weekend, Deadline reports. It trailed behind The Hobbit: There and Back Again ($56.2 million) and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (17.3 million).last_img read more

Vermont Yankee excavation continues, drinking water well taken out of service, decommissioning fund bolstered by $40 million

first_imgA statement from Vermont Yankee Monday night reported that excavation near underground piping thought to be the source of a tritium leak was making progress; it also said that a drinking water well in the general area of the test wells that have showed elevated levels of the radioactive isotope will be taken out of service as a precaution, even though it is well beneath the test wells and has not shown in testing to contain tritium; and that a “parent guarantee” of $40 million from Entergy to the Vermont Yankee decommissioning fund has been approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.The statement said that good progress was made this past weekend in Yankee’s effort to excavate and expose the Advanced Off Gas concrete pipe tunnel for inspection. Excavation in the AOG area is now down to 11 feet and shoring is in place. Soil samples taken during excavation have not shown any signs radioactivity in the soil.  As expected, at the 11 foot level, radiation being emitted from nearby piping has made a section of the dig site a radiological controlled area and all radiological controls for workers entering this area of the excavation are in place. Additional cross bracing is being welded in place to support the shoring side panels. When completed, excavation and shoring will resume to 15 feet. An engineered solution to capture potential leakage encountered at the unearthed AOG tunnel has also been prepared if it is needed. The enclosure above the excavation area is in progress and will be completed after final parts of the shoring are moved into place and excavation has reached 15 feet.Plans continue to test for leakage paths to the ground from the Advanced Off Gas concrete pipe tunnel floor using pure de-mineralized water; engineers are considering the use of environmentally benign dyes for the water to assist in leakage checking. This will help determine if and where the tunnel theoretically may be leaking water into the ground. This test will be performed after excavation exposes the tunnel floor and mitigation catch basins are installed under the tunnel allowing technicians to observe any leakage paths. Pure de-mineralized water used during the test will be collected and processed through plant systems.Tritium concentration monitoring is ongoing. The installation of the two new deep monitoring wells is complete and they are in the process of being developed (GZ-13D and GZ-14D). Digging for two additional shallow groundwater monitoring wells continues. One well, GZ-16 has encountered some interferences and a new location is being determined for the well. The information from these new wells will help engineers and hydrology experts better understand groundwater flows beneath the site.The Construction Office Building (COB) drinking well, one of several wells that supplies drinking water to the VY site only, is set in bedrock deep below the flow of the surface groundwater containing tritium above it. The COB well is over 350 feet below the surface into bedrock while the groundwater monitoring wells are on the order of 25 feet to 35 feet deep and are above the bedrock. While daily testing of the well has consistently shown all sampling results to be below detectable limits, the deep well is within the field of shallow groundwater wells that have tested positively for tritium. In addition, there is a small possibility that continued use of the well could result in its cross contamination. Therefore, as a prudent precaution, the decision has been made to take the COB drinking water well out of service. The well will, however, be maintained as a deep monitoring well and will be included as one of the deep wells that will be part of geophysical testing to determine the characteristics of the bedrock. Design changes and temporary modifications are being developed so that drinking water to the COB can be supplied by another well onsite. The switchover is expected to occur later this week after obtaining approval from the Agency of Natural Resources. While this investigation continues, it is important to note that there has been no tritium levels found in any samples taken from drinking water wells or the river.Decommissioning Fund Update.  As previously reported, due to the recent economic downturn, VY’s decommissioning trust fund was determined to be “low” by the NRC last year. We committed to bridge the difference with a Parent Guarantee from Entergy, for $40 million dollars by end of 2009. Vermont Yankee recently received a letter from the NRC that acknowledges that its Parent Guarantee is satisfactory and in place, and the decommissioning funding now meets NRC regulations.For more details on the tritium investigation, the Vermont Department of Health has a thorough status report on the investigation at this web link: is external)Also helpful is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission web page on tritium monitoring:…(link is external)Source: Vermont Yankee. 2.22.2010last_img read more

3 steps your credit union can take to advance financial well-being for people with disabilities

first_imgThe credit union system has been talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion as a shared credit union principle. For example, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is looking to work with the International Co-operative Alliance to explore the possibility of an eighth cooperative principle focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. As system professionals continue to learn more about how these issues impact employees and members alike, it is increasingly essential to share how the credit union community has started rallying around disability inclusion. Here are three areas your credit union can focus on to participate in this important work.Provide information about ABLE accounts to your membership.ABLE accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. Income earned by the accounts is not taxed and can be used for qualified expenses such as education, housing, transportation, and job training.Over the last few months, credit union organizations have been helping spread the word about ABLE accounts. In April, you may have read one of several articles from the National Credit Union Foundation that shared how to improve the financial health of individuals and included information about ABLE accounts. CUNA Mutual Group has alerted CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. financial advisors, so they may provide information about ABLE Accounts to credit union members who may benefit. How could your credit union share information about this important resource? Ensure existing financial education programs are accessible and include information for people with disabilities.According to the National Disability Institute, one-fifth of households headed by a person with a disability were unbanked and one-fourth were underbanked. People with disabilities are more likely to use alternative financial services like payday loans and are less likely to have a savings account than people without disabilities.The financial services industry has a poor record in reaching people with disabilities in a meaningful way, and credit unions are positioned to excel in this space. Financial education programs can provide specific information to people with disabilities – from ABLE accounts to assistive technology loans – to better meet the unique needs of people with disabilities and potentially enable them to gain employment, independence, and financial security.Do people with disabilities feel they are being served by your financial education programs? With an estimated 61 million people living with a disability in the U.S., your financial education efforts may be missing an important membership segment if they are not accessible or do not address the needs of people with disabilities. Hire people with disabilities and build an inclusive workplace.According to a report commissioned by the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN, only 29 percent of Americans of working age with disabilities participated in the workforce, compared with 75 percent of Americans without a disability. Even employed people with disabilities often face obstacles to working at their full potential. An organization’s lack of understanding about accommodation, unconscious bias, or even outright discrimination can prevent employees from being hired, promoted to leadership positions, or being given an equal opportunity to succeed.While hiring people with disabilities obviously has a positive impact on such individuals,  it also can help you identify and maintain focus on the needs of people with disabilities. Beyond that, research shows that organizations are more successful in general if they succeed in workplace inclusion for people with disabilities. Co-Authored by Alyssa Ryanjoy, Implementation Operations Manager, CUNA Mutual Group 52SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Gigi Hyland Gigi Hyland serves as the Executive Director for the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), the philanthropic and social responsibility leader of America’s credit union movement. Prior to her work with … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Brendan Rodgers has one major reservation about accepting ‘dream’ Arsenal job

first_img Comment Arsenal are looking for a permanent replacement for Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)So while the Daily Star say Rodgers would ‘love’ to secure a move to Arsenal, it is claimed the Northern Irishman is undecided whether he can justify leaving Leicester.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRodgers was asking about the speculation linking him with Arsenal after Emery’s departure and said: ‘It’s natural that there are links.‘If you are doing okay people want to take you away from something you enjoy. If you’re not, it doesn’t matter.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‘There’s always a number of names. We’re at the beginning of something here. My relationship with the people here and the players is very strong.‘We think we are starting something exciting. Arsenal is a fantastic club. One of the greats in this country.‘If the people at Arsenal have moved Unai on, I’m sure they have an idea of who they want to bring in. Advertisement Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers views Arsenal as his ‘dream’ job (Picture: Getty)Brendan Rodgers regards Arsenal as his ‘dream’ job but is unsure whether to leave the exciting project he has started at Leicester City, according to reports.Former Celtic and Liverpool manager Rodgers has emerged as one of the top candidates to take over at Arsenal following Unai Emery’s sacking.But Rodgers has established Leicester as a genuine force in the Premier League – the Foxes can move back above defending champions Manchester City into second on Sunday – in less than 12 months at the King Power Stadium. Jose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’To 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 3:41FullscreenJose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’ 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.‘There’s disappointment whenever a coach loses his job. Unai has proved himself over a number of years. I have sympathy for him.’Arsenal legend Charlie Nicholas, meanwhile, believes both the Gunners and Manchester United should be looking to move for Rodgers.He said: ‘Mauricio Pochettino is floating everyone’s boat, but if you look at the real situation of how it has developed, then Rodgers is a better fit for both of those teams than Pochettino is, because he knows how to win trophies.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘He won nine domestic titles at Celtic and it might be a lot easier there but he knows how to do it.‘It is not a case of being insecure, Rodgers has his beliefs and strengths and goes and does it. I would be amazed if Manchester United were not interested in him.’Arsenal face Norwich City on Sunday and will be managed by club legend and interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg.MORE: Emmanuel Petit wants Patrick Vieira to be next Arsenal managerMORE: Freddie Ljungberg reveals how his Arsenal side will differ to Unai Emery’scenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 30 Nov 2019 11:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link102Shares Brendan Rodgers has one major reservation about accepting ‘dream’ Arsenal joblast_img read more

Former Attorney General arrested on conspiracy charges

first_img Share 38 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share LocalNews Former Attorney General arrested on conspiracy charges by: – January 31, 2012 Attorney at Law Bernard Wilshire. Photo credit: uwpdm.comFormer Attorney General of Dominica Bernard Wilshire was on Monday arrested by the Dominica Police on a charge of conspiracy.The allegation is that Mr. Wilshire conspired with certain aliens to obtain a Dominican passport and the further allegation is that he endorsed the passport form and photograph indicating that the information in the passport from was true and that the photograph was a true likeness of the applicant.It is also alleged that the information stated in the application was false and that the applicant was not a Dominican by birth or naturalization.Mr. Wilshire was granted station bail in the amount of $50, 000.00 by Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste on Monday afternoon and was represented by Attorney at Law David Bruney.Wilshire has been a sharp critic of the Economic Citizenship Program and has publicly called on the government to cease the programme several times and it is rather surprising that he has been implicated in such a conspiracy.Wilshire has maintained his innocence and has filed a lawsuit against the police after he was arrested on suspicion of having committed the alleged offense last year.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Football News Cristiano Ronaldo will not face rape charges in US

first_imgLos Angeles: Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face any charges over an alleged rape in Las Vegas a decade ago after US prosecutors said Monday they did not have enough evidence to proceed. A district attorney in the state of Nevada said it would not prosecute the Portuguese soccer player because it “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt” that a sexual assault occurred. Kathryn Mayorga, a former model, alleges that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward reached a financial settlement with her one year after the incident. He has always denied allegations of sexual assault, insisting their encounter was consensual.The Clark County District Attorney’s Office said it had received a report from Mayorga — who it identified only as “V” — on June 13, 2009, reporting that she had been the victim of a sexual assault. Police could not conduct “any meaningful investigation” at the time because she declined to say who assaulted her or where it occurred, the office said in a statement.As a result, detectives were “unable to search for and impound vital forensic evidence,” and video showing Ronaldo and Mayorga together was lost, it added. Mayorga contacted police in August of last year to ask that the case be reopened, at which point she named Ronaldo as the alleged assailant.The case was reopened “in spite of the passage of over nine year,” prosecutors said. “Based upon a review of the information presented at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt,” prosecutors said. “Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming.”#MeToo movementMayorga’s attorney has stated that she agreed to an out-of-court settlement to keep her name from going public, but was later inspired to speak out by the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.Mayorga has also said that her emotional trauma at the time did not allow her to participate in the mediation process for the financial settlement.Neither Ronaldo’s nor Mayorga’s lawyers responded to AFP’s request for comment on the decision to end the investigation.The player has yet to respond on social media.In October last year, Ronaldo said he was “an exemplary person.” “I know who I am and what I did. The truth will come out,” he told France Football magazine. “And the people who criticize me and who expose my life today, who make a song and dance about it, these people will see.” The allegations have taken a toll on his life, and in particular on his family, he said.In January, a Spanish court handed Ronaldo a suspended two-year prison sentence for committing tax fraud while he was at Real Madrid. This was immediately reduced to a fine of 365,000 euros ($410,000), on top of another penalty of 3.2 million euros ($3.6 million).Ronaldo is widely considered one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game, having won the Champions League title five times — once with Manchester United and four times with Real Madrid. He also led Portugal to the Euro 2016 title in France.Ronaldo, who is based in Turin, is currently on Juventus’ pre-season tour of Asia.   For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

A look at Syracuse’s incoming Class of 2013 as National Signing Day looms

first_imgKendall MooreOT 6-5 250Simeon Vocational High SchoolChicago, Ill.***Moore flipped his commitment from Western Michigan. He runs a 4.9-second 40-yard dash, according to BrownDE 6-3 253William T. Dwyer High SchoolPalm Beach Gardens, Fla.**Brown originally committed when Doug Marrone was still at Syracuse, but has weakened to a soft verbal with the coaching changes and interest from other schools.Brisly EstimeWR/DB 5-9 185Atlantic Community High SchoolDelray Beach, Fla.**Estime starred as a defensive back, wide receiver and return man for Atlantic with his 4.4-second 40-yard dash speed.Mitch KimbleQB 6-2.5 190Jersey Community High SchoolJerseyville, Ill.**Kimble has a strong arm and played in an up-tempo system in high school that’s much like the one Syracuse runs. He’ll join the competition to be the Orange’s starting quarterback.Aaron BattenTE 6-4 220Dade Christian SchoolMiami, Fla.**Like many of Syracuse’s recent commits, Batten flipped his commitment from another school. The tight end was originally committed to Kent State.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCorey CooperWR 6-0 185Millbrook High SchoolRaleigh, N.C.***So far, Cooper is the prized recruit of George McDonald’s tenure as offensive coordinator. The talented receiver has good hands, and does a good job of making catches away from his body.Alex HayesG 6-4 275Tucker High SchoolTucker, Ga.**Former offensive line coach Greg Adkins originally recruited Hayes. After Adkins’ departure, wide receivers coach Rob Moore took over and locked up the offensive guard.Chauncey ScissumCB 6-1 195Rush–Henrietta Senior High SchoolHenrietta, N.Y.***A high school teammate of running back Ashton Broyld, Scissum shared the field with him during the Rush-Henrietta’s 2010 state championship season.Corey WinfieldWR 6-2 185Riverview Gardens High SchoolSt. Louis, Mo.***Another of offensive coordinator George McDonald’s early prized recruits, Winfield flipped his commitment from Missouri to Syracuse at the end of January.Jonathan BurtonT 6-8 310Fork Union Military AcademyFork Union, Va.**The massive Burton excelled as a run blocker when playing for Courtland (Va.) High School, a skill he continued to work on at Fork Union.Luke ArciniegaMLB 6-4 245Sierra CollegeRocklin, Calif.**Arciniega played at Sierra for two years after starring at Spanish Springs (Nev.) High School, where he was All-4A Defensive Player of the Year.Darius KellyS 5-11 190Pima Community CollegeTucson, Ariz.* * *Kelly’s been clocked as fast at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. When Doug Marrone left SU, assistant coaches from Missouri and Marshall called Pima head coach Pat Nugent in search of a Kelly defection.Josh KirklandOLB 6-3 211Butler County Community CollegeEl Dorado, Kan.* *Kirkland’s profile picture on Facebook featured Doug Marrone when the former Orange head coach left for the Buffalo Bills. He still remains firm to Syracuse, though.Trevon TrejoDE 6-5 240Golden West CollegeHuntington Beach, Calif.* * *Trejo recorded three sacks in nine games last season for JUCO Golden West.John MillerC 6-4 310Los Angeles Harbor Community CollegeWilmington, Calif.* *Miller is a strong candidate to directly replace NFL Draft entry Zack Chibane as left guard. He was the 10th player to commit in this class.Isaiah JohnsonDE 6-4 270Tri-State Christian AcademyElkton, Md.* *Johnson also received offers from Hawaii, Temple, Massachusetts and Marist.Marqez HodgeOLB 6-1 210Miami Central High SchoolMiami, Fla.* * *Hodge signed last June and is not part of the wave of Miami-area recruits that’s flowed in since George McDonald’s hiring as offensive coordinator.Austin WilsonQB 6-3 205East Pennsboro Area High SchoolEnola, Pa.* *Largely overshadowed by Zach Allen before Allen de-comitted, Wilson comes to SU as one of seven possible starting quarterbacks for next fall.Wayne WilliamsDT 6-6 335ASA College for ExcellenceBrooklyn, N.Y.* * *Williams is one of six JUCO recruits, five of whom play defense.Tyler ProvoTE 6-3 235American Heritage SchoolDelray Beach, Fla.* * *The first commit in the Class of 2013, he is the younger brother of Nick Provo, who finished his SU career in 2011 before signing with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. Nick was cut last May. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Moving forward: Syracuse’s Class of 2013 set to sign Letters of Intent on National Signing Daycenter_img Published on February 6, 2013 at 1:42 amlast_img read more