“Isolated” Union Secretary resigns

first_imgThe Secretary of the Oxford Union, Amelia Harvey, has resigned her post. She will be replaced by the first member of the Standing Committee, Spencer Cohen. Cherwell understands her departure has come amidst rumours of tense relationships between committee members and that Harvey had been the subject of bullying, according to sources close to the ex-secretary. In response, Athis told Cherwell: “The reasons which she gave to me are private and for her to disclose. Harvey, a graduate student at Kellogg college, had previously served as Access Officer in Hilary term. Harvey was elected as Secretary came as a member of the “Together” Slate, who took all four officerships in the Hilary Term Election, awarding victories to Brendan McGrath, Mahi Joshi, and Shining Zhao. “We take bullying extremely seriously at the Union and there is an official complaints process if someone wishes to take action against another member. “Given my personal circumstances and experience thus far, resigning was the best option for me.” Her resignation comes a few months after Harvey assumed the position in March for the duration of Trinity term. Harvey cited “personal reasons” as the cause for her decision, in a letter seen by only her and the President, Genevieve Athis. “Personally, I feel that myself and the Secretary had a good working relationship and I wish her the best of luck in the future.” Speaking to Cherwell, Amelia Harvey stated: “I have resigned due to a combination of personal reasons and external pressures. As the Secretary does not work with their campaign team and instead works with the team elected in the previous term, it can be very isolating and difficult to develop a positive working relationship with the other officers. The print version of this article claimed that Rai Saad Khan had won an election in Hilary Term as a member of the “Together” Slate. In fact, the individual who won this election was Mahi Joshi.last_img read more

Application Period For Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Announced

first_imgChannel 44 News: Application Period For Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program AnnouncedOCTOBER 18TH, 2017  TYRONE MORRIS KENTUCKYThe Kentucky Department of Agriculture has opened the application period for the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program.Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says he is proud to have made that announcement as more than 3,200 acres of hemp were grown this year, the most ever under the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program.Industrial hemp is one of several alternative crops that have made its way into Kentucky’s agricultural economy in recent years.In 2017, Kentucky’s farmers planted 3,200 acres of hemp, up from 2,350 acres in 2016, 922 acres in 2015, and 33 acres in 2014, the first year of the program.Grower applications must be postmarked or received by 4:30 p.m., November 15th. Processor/Handler applications are preferred by November 15th with a final deadline of June 1st.Applications can be downloaded from the KDA website. To download applications, click here.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare last_img read more

BBC2 searches for family bakery

first_imgThe BBC is searching for a bakery to take part in a new TV programme about family businesses.The BBC2 series will feature a different business in each episode such as a butcher or hairdresser, and the BBC is particularly keen to feature a family-run bakery.It wants to hear from families who are facing challenges or dilemmas and who are happy to discuss the ups and downs of everyday life. An expert with experience of working within a family business is on board to help guide and advise on the issues. To find out more, contact Naomi on 0207 438 1812 or email [email protected]last_img

Press release: Bereaved families and community will help determine the future of the Grenfell Tower site

first_imgThe government has today (1 March 2018) reaffirmed its commitment to putting survivors, bereaved families and the community at the heart of deciding what happens to the future of the Grenfell Tower site.A set of written principles, agreed with the community and signed by government and Kensington and Chelsea council, will guide the way future decisions are made.The common assumption is that the decision-making process on the future of the site will lead towards agreement on a fitting memorial to remember those who lost their lives.Kensington and Chelsea council will ensure that work on the future of the site is taken forward alongside work on the improvements to the Lancaster West estate, so that the area becomes a place where the tragedy can be remembered and the local community thrives.Shahin Sadafi, Chair of Grenfell United, said: The future of Grenfell Tower site has been a major source of anxiety for the bereaved, survivors and local community not least because it is the final resting place of the loved ones we lost in the fire. We are pleased that 8 months on from the fire we finally have agreement that the bereaved, survivors and community will be at the heart of deciding the legacy of the site. We hope working together to create a fitting memorial will be part of a healing process for everyone affected. The government and Kensington and Chelsea council have treated this issue with dignity and respect. We can only hope the government applies the same seriousness to our need for truth and justice at the Inquiry, this includes listening to our requests for changes to ensure a thorough Inquiry. Our door will always be open for genuine cooperation on substantive issues. Contact form https://forms.communit… Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF Email [email protected] Further informationThe principles can be found on GOV.UK.The principles have been agreed and signed by Sajid Javid MP; Elizabeth Campbell, Leader of Kensington and Chelsea council; Grenfell United on behalf of survivors and bereaved families; and Lancaster West Residents’ Association on behalf of local residents and community. Media enquiries Office address and general enquiries Since day one of my leadership I have been clear – the council will listen every step of the way to the survivors, the bereaved, and the wider community and assist in any way it can to ensure that a lasting memorial is put in place. General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Councillor Elizabeth Campbell, Leader of Kensington and Chelsea council, said: If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Secretary of State for Housing, Sajid Javid said: Social media – MHCLG I am pleased that after hearing the concerns raised by the community, the government and Kensington and Chelsea council have confirmed there are no existing plans for the site on which the Tower stands. I have always been clear that only by first listening to the community can we begin to rebuild their trust. This public commitment is a demonstration of us being true to that word and I am pleased we have been able to agree a way forward. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclglast_img read more

Bruce Springsteen Announces New Limited-Edition Vinyl Box Set

first_imgToday, Bruce Springsteen announced a brand-new limited-edition and numbered vinyl box set of dubbed The Album Collection Vol. 2. The compilation stands as a follow-up to 2014’s The Album Collection Vol. 1, which cataloged Springsteen’s live and studio output from 1973 to 1984. With this new collection, Springsteen offers a sampling of live performances and studio recordings from 1987 to 1996 over the course of 10 LPs.As explained by The Album’s webpage:All four of Bruce Springsteen’s studio albums from this period were certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum by the RIAA, with three reaching the Top 5 of the Billboard 200. The Vol. 2 collection follows the 2014 release of Bruce Springsteen: The Album Collection Vol. 1, 1973-1984, which included newly remastered editions of the first seven Bruce Springsteen studio albums.The Album Collection Vol. 2 contains a number of classic albums and live recordings from 1987 to 1996, all of which have been newly remastered for vinyl by renowned engineer Bob Ludwig and Springsteen’s longtime engineer Toby Scott. The set includes 1987’s Tunnel of Love, 1988’s Chimes of Freedom EP, 1992’s Human Touch and Lucky Town, 1993’s In Concert/MTV Plugged, and 1995’s The Ghost of Tom Joad. Notably, the collection will also include the first-ever vinyl pressing of 1996’s Blood Brothers EP. As noted in the box’s description, “All of this material comes in recreations of the original packaging, accompanied by a 60-page book featuring rarely seen photos, memorabilia and original press clippings from the period.”You can get Bruce Springsteen’s brand-new, expansive vinyl box set when it’s released on May 18th via Columbia/Legacy, with preorders beginning on March 30th.last_img read more

John to appear in court after guilty plea

first_imgA former Notre Dame student will appear in court March 18 after he allegedly molested a 12-year-old South Bend girl he met on MySpace. Ackley F. John, who was a senior at the time of his arrest, pleaded guilty in November to two counts of child molestation, both class B felonies. According to court documents, he was arrested April 4 after he allegedly engaged in a sex act with the girl after meeting her online. University spokesman Dennis Brown said John’s enrollment at Notre Dame ceased April 6, two days after he was arrested by local law enforcement. Court documents from the St. Joseph County Courthouse reported that at approximately 3:30 a.m. April 4, the girl’s parents called Mishawaka Police to report their daughter as a runaway. A Mishawaka officer responded to the call and asked about the girl at a 7-11 convenience store near her home. The store’s clerk said a young girl had been in the store about 30 to 40 minutes earlier and asked to use the phone to call her father. The clerk allowed the girl to use the phone, and she then left the store shortly after and got into a gray car parked near the building. The officer called the phone number given to him by the clerk and reached an answering machine stating, “This is AJ, and leave me a message.” The officer left a message, and a man returned his call approximately 40 minutes later. The man denied knowing the girl. He said his name was Ackley John and he was a student at Notre Dame. At approximately 5 a.m., the Mishawaka officer received a call stating Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) located the girl on campus. The Mishawaka officer and an officer from NDSP contacted the girl’s parents and questioned John. When questioned by police, John said he met the girl on MySpace, where she was listed under a different name. He said her MySpace profile stated she was 15 years old, but she told him she was 14 years old. John told police he communicated with the girl online for several months, and they spent time together on three occasions. John said she performed oral sex on him on two occasions, including April 4 in a Grape Road parking lot. John said he planned to drive the girl home that morning but saw her father’s car and drove to Notre Dame. When they got to campus, they started arguing, and John told her to go talk to an NDSP officer in the area, according to court documents. The girl was questioned by police and confirmed she met John on MySpace. She admitted she called John to pick her up around 2:30 a.m. from the convenience store. She told police she performed oral sex on John that night, and she confirmed that they were driving to her house when they saw her father’s car and drove to Notre Dame instead. The Observer will not name the girl because she is a minor and the victim of a crime. Court documents show John, 22, was arrested on campus April 4 and taken to the St. Joseph County Jail. He posted a $3,000 bond two days later and was released April 6. According to Indiana state law, any sexual intercourse or deviant sexual conduct with a child under 14 years old is considered child molestation. The charges against John, both class B felonies, are punished with a prison sentence between six and 20 years, with an advisory sentence of 10 years. Brown said the University does everything possible to help law enforcement. “When the University is made aware of off-campus incidents involving possible violations of the law, we provide any assistance requested by local law enforcement agencies and are confident that these agencies will ensure that justice is done under the law,” he said.last_img read more

June 1, 2006 News and Notes

first_imgJune 1, 2006 News and Notes June 1, 2006 News & Notes News & Notes Brian H. Bieber of Hirschhorn & Bieber in Miami spoke on “Effective Opening Statements” at the NBI seminar, The Criminal Defense Trial from Start to Finish. Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale published “Ten Tips to Increase Your Edge in a Competitive Marketplace.” Blitman also volunteered as a career day speaker at Sea Castle Elementary School in Miramar. Evan Klinek of Greenspoon Marder in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed to the board of directors of the Rebecca Leah Berger Tuberous Sclerosis Foundation. Robert J. Cousins, Charles Andrew Tharp, and Gregory S. Glasser of Stephens Lynn in Ft. Lauderdale spoke at the Broward County Bench and Bar Conference on “Risk Management for Lawyers and the Defense of Legal Malpractice Claims.” Malcolm J. Pitchford of Abel Band’s Sarasota office has been qualified as a solicitor by the Law Society of England and Wales. Neil B. Shoter of Shutts & Bowen was elected treasurer for the Greater Palm Beach County Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Melanie Emmons Damian of Damian and Valori in Miami participated in a three-part program for the ABA’s Business Law Section’s spring meeting in Tampa. Lee H. Rightmyer of Carlton Fields’ St. Petersburg office was elected president of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Lawrence D. Silverman of Akerman Senterfitt received the Richard C. Milstein Pro Bono Award from the Put Something Back program, a joint pro bono project of the Dade County Bar and 11th Judicial Circuit. David Pratt of Proskauer Rose in Boca Raton spoke at the Estate and Gift Taxes Committee meeting of the ABA Tax Section in Washington, D.C. Pratt’s topic was “Migrating Clients — What It Takes to Establish Residency.” Richard M. Zelman of Sacher Zelman in Miami was named co-chair of the TerraLex Real Estate Practice Group and will focus on foreign investors and business entities investing in the U.S. real estate market. Alberto M. Hernandez of Hunton & Williams in Miami was elected to the board of directors of the Florida International University Athletic Association. Nathaniel L. Doliner of Carlton Fields’ Tampa office spoke about director and officer liability at the ABA Section of Business Law spring meeting in Tampa and participated in a mock negotiation of a corporate acquisition at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California. Jennifer Estrella of Gunster Yoakley’s Miami office has been named as one of three U.S. delegates on the executive committee of the international umbrella organization of the YMCA. Lisa Marie Macci of Boca Raton was recognized by the Christian Women’s Club of the Palm Beaches as “A Woman Who Makes a Difference” for her work in the field of family and divorce law. Betty L. Dunkum of Trial Practices in West Palm Beach was the program co-chair and moderator for “Options for the Opt-Out Revolution: Strategies for Lawyers and Employers to Address Leave-Taking and Re-entry in the Legal Workforce,” held at the ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference in Los Angeles. Stephen R. Looney of Dean Mead in Orlando presented a seminar on “Redemptions and Purchases of S Corporation Stock” at the ABA’s Tax Section’s 2006 May meeting in Washington, D.C. Julie S. Sneed and Rena Upshaw-Frazier of Fowler White Boggs Banker have become officers of the George Edgecomb Bar Association; Sneed as president and Upshaw-Frazier as press secretary. Mark A. Brown, Dianne Triplett, and Mac Richard McCoy of Carlton Fields’ Tampa office were recognized by the Florida Supreme Court, the Bar’s Young Lawyers Division, the 13th Judicial Circuit’s Pro Bono Program Committee, and the Florida Pro Bono Coordinator’s Association for their pro bono efforts. Wilhelmina Kightlinger of Florida Commercial Underwriting Counsel of Stewart Title Guaranty Company in Tampa was appointed to the Property Preservation Task Force for the Real Property Probate & Trust Section of the ABA. Lewis S. Eidson, Jr., of Colson Hicks Eidson in Coral Gables accepted a Pursuit of Justice Award from the ABA’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Thomas A. Sadaka, of counsel to Berger Singerman in Ft. Lauderdale, spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General, Advanced Cyber Crime Training Course at the Ole Miss Law School. Edward W. Gerecke, E. Kelly Bittick, and David J. Walz of Carlton Fields’ Tampa office co-wrote “Section 6(c) of the Third Restatement: Design Defects in Prescription Medical Products,” published in the April edition of the DRI’s For the Defense.last_img read more

High interest pushes price up at Clayfield auction

first_imgTim Watkins and sons, Tom and Charlie, in the Clayfield home before the saleRay White New Farm’s Travis Wentriro said the buyers’ lease on their rental property ended the day after the auction.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“They took a punt to have a crack and are lucky to have a house to move into,” he said.“They’re a young couple about to have a baby in the next couple of months, currently renting and buying their first home together.”They were competing in a bidding war with another couple during the auction.“I think the last $10,000 was $500 bids and it got down to a tug-o-war in the end,” Mr Wentriro said. The renovated worker’s cottage at 56 Jackson St, Clayfield sold at auctionSIXTEEN registered bidders, a crowd of around 100 people, and more than 40 bids are just some of the numbers racked up at the recent auction of a renovated Clayfield home. The huge interest shown in 56 Jackson St pushed the final selling price under the hammer up to $875,000. Tim and Louise Watkins purchased the three-bedroom, two-bathroom workers cottage 12 years ago but have relocated to America. The front porch at 56 Jackson St, ClayfieldHe said products of this calibre close to Brisbane’s CBD have been enormously popular, with young couples in particular showing interest. “There are buyers out there and people want to spend money so that’s a positive,” Mr Wentriro said. center_img The open plan living area at 56 Jackson St, Clayfield Clayfield is a high-demand market with 517 visits per property on realestate.com.au, compared with Queensland’s average of 268 visits per property.The suburb’s median house price is $975,000, according to researcher CoreLogic.last_img read more

AP1 hit by new rules breach as head of equities agrees to quit

first_imgIn a third case, she told IPE, the head of equities bought shares privately and through the pension fund in the same company during the early weeks of 2019.“The compliance assessment is that it is a violation of the conflict of interest policy not to flag the case to the manager and to ensure the conflict is handled,” she said.However, AP1 believed the case against Jonasson would become difficult legally, she said, because his superior did not warn him of the consequences when complaining about Jonasson reporting his private investments too late.So instead of taking the legal route, AP1 reached an agreement with Jonasson and he left the fund, she said.“We have zero-tolerance in this area, non-compliance with the internal regulatory framework should have appropriate consequences,” the spokeswoman said.“It is of utmost importance that the fund’s board and employees act in a way that the trust in AP1, and in the overall Sweden’s national income pension system, is retained,” she said.The departure of Jonasson comes just three months after the pension fund’s chief executive Johan Magnusson was sacked for buying shares in the initial public offering of Swedish property company John Mattson Fastighetsföretag, which he had already decided AP1 would participate in as an anchor investor. The equities chief of Swedish national pensions buffer fund AP1 has had to leave the organisation amid a dispute sparked by a breach of the fund’s internal rules over personal investments – just months after the fund’s chief executive was fired in similar circumstances. In two separate cases Olof Jonasson, the SEK352bn (€33.5bn) pension fund’s head of equities, bought shares in companies AP1 later invested in, a spokeswoman for the fund confirmed.Both of the cases applied to fund investments made in 2019.In the first case, Jonasson’s private investment was made two to three months before the pension fund’s investment, and in the second case, the personal transaction and the AP1 investment were separated by nine months, the spokeswoman said.last_img read more

Search continues for missing Antique cop

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – The search and rescue (SAR) operation for a missing police officer who went missing between the waters of Sibolo and Sibato islands, two of the small islands comprising Caluya, Antique, continues. Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office chief Broderick Train said in an interview Monday that the SAR team found the cap of 33-year-old Police Corporal Mark Anthony Alejandro floating near Barangay Semirara, Caluya on May 10 – about two to three kilometers away from the area where their M/B Habana vessel capsized. Rescuers continue their search for Police Corporal Mark Anthony Alejandro who went missing when a vessel carrying him and other security personnel capsized in the waters of Caluya, Antique on May 8. His police cap was found floating near Barangay Semirara, Caluya on May 10. DEN DRAPIZA According to Police Corporal Jirus Paloma of the Caluya police station, the rough seas were too much for the vessel.For his part, Caluya mayor Regil Kent Lim earlier said that Antique lone district representative Loren Legarda sent a chopper and a speedboat to assist in the SAR operation. “It was truly an unpredictable accident that we are all worried of the situation of Police Corporal Alejandro, considering that he is a potential policeman and an asset to the organization and to the local government unit,” the mayor added.(With a report from PNA/PN) “The SAR operation is being conducted on a wider scale today to include the area where the cap of the police, was found,” said Train. Alejandro was reported missing while five others – three police officers and two Philippine Coast Guard members – were rescued after their motorboat capsized around 8:30 a.m. last Friday, police said.last_img read more