Oriel College votes to take down Cecil Rhodes statue

first_img (Getty Images) whatsapp (Getty Images) Also Read: Oriel College votes to take down Cecil Rhodes statue Before the Open newsletter: Start your day with the City View podcast and key market data Wednesday 17 June 2020 9:20 pm The governing body of Oriel College at Oxford University has tonight said that it has recommended that its statue of colonialist benefactor Cecil Rhodes be taken down. Share Oriel College votes to take down Cecil Rhodes statue On 9 June a large demonstration against the statue took place outside the college, days after a statue of slaver Edward Colston was toppled into a river in Bristol. “They also expressed their wish to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes and the King Edward Street Plaque. This is what they intend to convey to the Independent Commission of Inquiry. In recent days, anti-racism protests against the statue have been reinvigorated in worldwide outcry against the killing of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis in the US. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndoJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAUndocenter_img Over the course of his life, Rhodes played a huge role in Britain’s imperial expansion in southern Africa, giving his name to Rhodesia – present day Zimbabwe and founding the De Beers mining company. In a statement, Oriel’s governing body said: “The Governing Body of Oriel College has today voted to launch an independent Commission of Inquiry into the key issues surrounding the Rhodes statue. Rhodes, who attended Oriel when he was a student, left the college a significant endowment, including funding the famous Rhodes scholarships, recipients of which have included former US president Bill Clinton. whatsapp It also said that it would launch an inquiry into the issues surrounding the statue, which has been the subject of student protests for five years. Show Comments ▼ “Both of these decisions were reached after a thoughtful period of debate and reflection, and with the full awareness of the impact these decisions are likely to have in Britain and around the world.” (Getty Images) Also Read: Oriel College votes to take down Cecil Rhodes statue Edward Thicknesse last_img read more

Paul Bergmann’s Sound Was Honed by L.A.

first_imgUncategorizedPaul Bergmann’s Sound Was Honed by L.A.The Echo Park-based musician haunts the Satellite on June 21By Sanders I. Bernstein – June 16, 2015579ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThe past is present in Paul Bergmann’s music as much as the future is present on his mind. When you listen to Bergmann’s new singles, “Old Dream” and “Summer’s End,” he conjures up the past masters of his trade: the ghost of Johnny Cash rises up for the former, the spectre of mid-career Bob Dylan appears for the latter. This Echo Park-based musician, veteran of Eekis and Paul Bergmann and the Fair Moans, now going it alone, recently signed to Fairfax Records. Diligently devoting himself to his art, he’s waiting tables at day to play shows at night—he’s headlining the Satellite on June 21—applying strict standards to his songwriting, drawing inspiration from his environment, and offering nothing more than his music.Bergmann’s current sound was honed by Los Angeles; it is on this coast, first at college at Pitzer, now in the city, he found his voice. His work with his previous band developed organically from his experiences of L.A. “I heard a couple of local bands making that sort of dark, western music. It felt very Los Angeles,” he says. “It struck a chord with me.” Indeed, when he first moved here, he couldn’t shake the sense that there was something sinister about the city. “There’s something that always creeped me out about it being sunny all the time,” he says. “There’s this underbelly of something evil.”Yet, his newer music is lush and more uplifting than his old stuff, a change that he once again traces to his sense of his home, a sense that he sees as always evolving. “I think L.A. is the weirdest place. It’s even more dimensional than I thought it was back then,” Bergmann says. “I’ll never be able to understand it and it is endlessly fascinating and inspiring.”Bergmann hails from the Northeast. He credits his timeless aesthetic to a childhood in Williamstown, a small town in Western Massachusetts. “Quiet and beautiful,” it was the place he learned to love music. “It might not specifically be Western Mass,” he says, “but it is about being in a small town where there wasn’t a punk scene or a hardcore scene or anything. I felt like growing up there I just listened to whatever my sister listened to or whatever my parents listened to.”Though his voice might sound like a Cash-Dylan fusion and his accompanying instrumentals like something fit to follow John Wayne, it’s another master of dark Americana that Bergmann brings up in conversation about his sound: Andrew Wyeth. “He will make these really great portraits and then smudge paint all around them or have these aggressive marks all around them,” Bergmann says. “You can think of that in terms of my music. There’s something about it that’s not as simple as it might seem.”Indeed, as much as Bergmann’s sound hearkens back to the past, he is focused on the future. “You see a lot of bands that get lazy over the years,” he says. “I want to always and always write better songs, to think that I haven’t reached the pinnacle yet.”  TAGSBob DylanJohnny CashPaul BergmannPrevious articleEssential T: Goat Birria Flautas at Taquizas GilbertoNext articleL.A. Chef-Dads Dish on Their Ideal Father’s Day GiftsSanders I. Bernstein RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORSong Catalogs Are Selling for Big Bucks, but Will the Trend End on a Bum Note?On His 39th Studio Album, Bob Dylan Grapples with His Own MythologyThe Rock Legends Who Populated Laurel Canyon in the ’60s Listen Back to the Echo of Their Influencelast_img read more

Star Wars Spinoff ‘The Mandalorian’ Leaves Viewers Wanting More

first_imgPop CultureTVStar Wars Spinoff ‘The Mandalorian’ Leaves Viewers Wanting MoreThe main complaint? The debut episode isn’t long enoughBy Ian Spiegelman – November 13, 20191344ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItAlthough yesterday’s long-anticipated launch of streaming megaplatform Disney+ suffered technical issues early on, its flagship series, The Mandalorian, is being hailed as an achievement by even the most cynical Star Wars fans, whose main complaint is that the first episode is too short.The series—created by Jon Favreau and starring Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, and Werner Herzog—follows an anonymous bounty hunter in Mandalorian battle armor (like Boba Fett) making his way through the galaxy in the wake of the Rebellion’s victory in the Galactic Civil War. The show is so far scoring 94 percent fresh with critics and the audience on RottenTomatoes.com.IGN declares that it “demands repeat viewing,” noting, “There’s a tactile, grimy, lived-in feel to The Mandalorian that harkens back to the 1977 original,” featuring “streets that are every bit as evocative as the bustling cantina.” But we’re also warned that the show “[c]ould be in danger of adopting the J.J. Abrams mystery box playbook, dropping tantalizing narrative breadcrumbs for the audience to speculate over, using the delayed gratification as a shortcut for building tension.”Star Wars Theory proclaims that “Mando,” as fans call the protagonist, “is pretty sick,” but the fan site felt “a bit underwhelmed” by the premiere’s 36-minute running time.Star Wars Explained also had an issue with the episode’s length but called it: “A very solid start that adequately hooked me, and I think it will only get better.”Echarts Ladder “liked pretty much everything. … just really unexpectedly great.” But this reviewer also thinks the episode is too short. He adds, “I hope we get more than just barren wastelands and small settlements.”The Hollywood Reporter’s Daniel Feinberg agrees with that assessment, writing, “Where the series feels intimate, or underpopulated, is in the largely vacated city streets, less-than-packed bars and general conflicts.” He sums up the first installment as “[s]mall, fun, Werner Herzog, and a surprisingly brief running time that’s unexpected not unpleasant.”RELATED: The New ‘Star Wars’ Trailer Ignites a Fresh Round of Theories and PredictionsStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSDisneyStreamingThe MandalorianPrevious articleOpendoor Launches in Los Angeles, Making It Easier to Buy and Sell HomesNext articleIt’s Been a Full Year Since Fox News Dispatched a TweetGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORHere’s the Lowdown on Rising Star Olivia RodrigoWhat Will Become of an Upcoming Disney Movie Starring Armie Hammer?Channel 66 Breathes Some Life Into the Pandemic-Hushed Music Scenelast_img read more

House prices poised to jump again? New property listings plummet in July

first_img Tags: UK house prices House prices poised to jump again? New property listings plummet in July Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼ It’s hardly been a buyer’s market for several years now – but it looks like things are about to get worse for those in the market for a new home, after the number of properties being put up for sale fell 13 per cent between June and July, according to new figures.The study, by online agent HouseSimple, showed the number of homes going on sale increased in just one in six towns and cities. The situation was worst in Scotland, with the number of properties listed in July falling 30 per cent in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, the figures showed. But Milton Keynes and Sunderland followed close behind, with declines of 28 per cent.In London the situation also deteriorated, with the number of homes available falling 31 per cent in Bexley, 28 per cent in Sutton and 25 per cent in Kensington and Chelsea.To be fair, the number of homes going on sale tends to dip during the summer months – but the HouseSimple said housing stock “has been at low levels [since] well before the summer”.”The expected stampede of sellers after the General Election in May never materialised as homeowners have been reluctant to market,” it added.AreaPercentage fallGlasgow30%Edinburgh30%Milton Keynes28%Sunderland28%Swindon25%Exeter25%Hartlepool25%Lincoln23%Oxford22%Maidstone22%York21%Bristol21%Stoke-on-Trent21%Plymouth19%Wakefield19%Wolverhampton17%Portsmouth17%Bath17%Worcester16%Coventry16%  center_img whatsapp Emma Haslett Tuesday 11 August 2015 9:56 amlast_img read more

Orlando dance teacher who appeared on ‘Dance Moms’ accused of sexual abuse

first_imgAdvertisement ORLANDO, Fla. (AP)– A dance teacher who appeared on Lifetime’s “Dance Moms” has been accused of sexually abusing girls at a dance studio in Orlando. As reported by the Orlando Sentinel, Kevin Cosculluela, 25, plead not guilty after he was arrested in December on charges of sexual activity with a 16- or 17-year-old child, solicitation of a minor, lewd or lascivious conduct and illegal use of a communication device. He has been fired from his job. An investigation by Winter Garden police, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies and the Department of Children and Families uncovered accusations of manipulation and sexual battery by two teenage girls who took lessons with Cosculluela. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Florida nursing homes report COVID-19 infection rates nearly double the national average June 16, 2021 Two men arrested for stealing construction equipment form site in Estero June 17, 2021 Two suffer shark bites off Florida beach June 16, 2021 AdvertisementOne student told investigators that she idolized Cosculluela and had considered him famous and important because of his appearances on the reality television show about dance kids, their moms and their studio, as reported by the AP. Cosculluela’s next hearing is scheduled for May 5. His attorney declined comment, reported the Orlando Sentinel. center_img Advertisement AdvertisementTags: crimeFloridaOrlando AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS Over 1,000 unemployment claim call takers let go as DEO cancels contract June 12, 2021last_img read more

SEC proposes best interest rule

first_img Related news James Langton Investment firms, dealers face MiFID II review Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter The proposed new rule aims to “make it clear that a broker-dealer may not put its financial interests ahead of the interests of a retail customer in making recommendations.”The SEC also proposed guidance designed to clarify the regulator’s views of the fiduciary duties that investment advisors owe to their clients.In addition, the commission proposed to restrict the use of the titles “advisor” and “adviser” by broker-dealers and their reps, in an effort to maintain the distinction between broker-dealers and advisors.The SEC also proposed introducing a mandatory new disclosure document that sets out the terms of advisory relationships.The new disclosure effort is being proposed to “help address investor confusion about the nature of their relationships with investment professionals,” the SEC says.The proposals are intended to enhance investor protection by raising conduct standards, addressing conflicts of interest and improving disclosure, while also preserving the distinction between broker-dealers and investment advisory firms, the SEC says.Kara Stein, SEC commissioner, voted against the proposals. They will not impose a genuine best interest standard on broker-dealers, she says, but will largely preserve the status quo.“Unfortunately, today’s package of proposals in many ways continues to place the burden on the retail investor,” she says in a statement..Nevertheless, the proposals will go out for a 90-day comment period once they are published in the Federal Register.In Canada, most provincial regulators have resisted calls for the introduction of regulatory best interest standard. Only the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and New Brunswick’s Financial and Consumer Services Commission (FCNB) have pledged to develop a best interest standard for Canadian investors.Also read“Best interest” fractures FINRA to focus on retail investors in its reviews this year Washington DC skyline with Monument Capitol and Abraham Lincoln memorial tonobalaguer/123RF Keywords United States,  Best interest standardCompanies Securities and Exchange Commission FCA seeks consumer duty standards The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday voted to propose a package of rules and guidelines to improve broker-client relationships.Under proposed Regulation Best Interest, a broker-dealer would be required to act in the best interest of a retail customer when making a recommendation of any securities transaction or investment strategy involving securities to a retail customer, the SEC says in a news release. last_img read more

Montague Wants Local Authorities to be More Assertive in Handling Disasters

first_imgAdvertisements Montague Wants Local Authorities to be More Assertive in Handling Disasters Office of the Prime MinisterOctober 10, 2009 RelatedMontague Wants Local Authorities to be More Assertive in Handling Disasters RelatedMontague Wants Local Authorities to be More Assertive in Handling Disasterscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Local Government officials are being urged to assert themselves more in disaster mitigation and management.At a workshop hosted by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) and the Department of Local Government, at the Hilton Kingston Hotel, Friday (October 9), Mayors, Secretary Managers and Parish Disaster Co-ordinators were engaged in discussion on their roles and responsibilities in Jamaica’s disaster management framework.Keynote speaker at the event, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minster with responsibility for Local Government, Hon Robert Montague, stated that many Mayors appear timid when dealing with disasters, because they are unsure of their roles.However, he told those present that they were the most powerful authority during a disaster, as they are in a position to marshal Government’s resources in their respective parishes.“The Mayors have that absolute authority during a disaster, because you must do everything that is humanly possible to protect life and property,” he said.He stated that entities such as the National Works Agency (NWA) and the National Water Commission (NWC), as well as assets such as schools and courthouses, are all at the disposal of the Parish Council during disasters. He denounced the practice of Government offices setting up their own disaster response centres.“This nonsense about NWA having their own operation centre, Water Commission having their own, Public Health having their own and everybody is all over the place. You have one emergency operation centre in every parish, and any Mayor that allows any other entity to have any other operation centre is going to be answerable to me, because that’s confusion,” he stressed.Mr. Montague also said that the Local Authorities need to map out communities within their jurisdiction to ensure they know where everyone lives, as well as develop community telephone directories for disaster personnel to be able to contact residents.In addition, he implored all Mayors to ensure they have up-to-date evacuation plans for their parishes, and especially for the infirmaries. He also addressed the role of the Parish Councils in ensuring that building plans for homes are not approved in flood-prone areas.Among the other areas addressed by Mr. Montague were: the issuing of orders for relocation before a disaster; repair of shelters ahead of disasters; and, helping to identify persons in need of assistance following a disaster.The Strengthening Partnerships for Disaster Risk Reduction workshop is part of a series of activities being undertaken by the Building Disaster Resilient Communities project, which is currently being implemented by the ODPEM, with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).Director General of ODPEM, Ronald Jackson, said the project, which targets 28 communities across Jamaica, aims to use existing mechanisms such as the Local Authorities to help reduce the risk of disasters in communities.He said Friday’s workshop would give local players a chance to discuss the challenges from their perspective, and also present their suggestions regarding the appropriate framework for delivering disaster management.He noted that Friday’s meeting will set the stage for further discussions with Parish Disaster Committee members, in a series of regional workshops to be held in this month and November. RelatedMontague Wants Local Authorities to be More Assertive in Handling Disasterslast_img read more

COVID-19 Recovery Research Program launched

first_imgCOVID-19 Recovery Research Program launched From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs CanadaThe Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon announced a research program that focusses on gathering the unique information needed to support Yukon’s strategic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.Today, the Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon announced a research program that focusses on gathering the unique information needed to support Yukon’s strategic recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.The program is requesting expressions of interest for research projects to support the territory’s recovery from the direct and indirect impacts of the pandemic.The goal of the program is to fund research that will increase understanding of the social, cultural, environmental, economic and health impacts of COVID-19 and address gaps in research and data specific to Yukon.Through the financial support of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, the Government of Yukon is able to offer a total of $1 million in funding.The research will support the pandemic-related planning and decision-making needs of the Government of Yukon, the Government of Canada, First Nations governments and communities, and other Yukon organizations.Quotes“We thank the federal government for their support for the Recovery Research Program, which will help increase our understanding of the impacts of COVID-19 on our communities and contribute to the territory’s recovery. This is a broad fund open to proposals from community organizations, governments, academics and industry. We particularly encourage partnership-based and Indigenous-led research.”Premier Sandy Silver /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Canada, community, coronavirus, covid-19, federal government, Government, industry, pandemic, Premier, researchlast_img read more

CU Professor Delbert Elliott To Edit National Report On Youth Violence

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: April 11, 2000 Delbert Elliott, professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been appointed scientific editor for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report to the Nation on Youth Violence. Elliott, a nationally recognized authority on violence prevention, will be among the authors of the report and also will be responsible for editing the report for scientific quality and merit. The report is due out at the end of the year. Elliott met with U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher and representatives from agencies in the National Institutes of Health to discuss the report in February. The Surgeon General’s report will collect a large amount of data and will involve major institutions including the American Medical Association, the National Institutes of Health and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Elliott said. Elliott has taught at CU-Boulder since 1967. He is a fellow and former president of the American Society of Criminology and is the co-author of several books on juvenile delinquency, drugs and mental health. An article in the Journal of Criminal Justice recently identified Elliott as the third most frequently cited scholar in American criminology journals in 1995. He also was ranked the seventh most cited scholar in American and international criminology and criminal justice journals in 1995, up from 14th in 1990. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence is coordinating the $1 million Safe Communities-Safe Schools initiative, which is offering safe school planning assistance to every school in Colorado. The center also is making its Blueprints for Violence Prevention series of model programs available to communities across the nation.last_img read more

Visiting scholar seminar on freshwater security, science communication

first_img Published: April 21, 2017 Professor Jay FamigliettiPlease join the Center for Water, Earth Science and Technology (CWEST) for a public seminar by Jay Famiglietti, professor and hydrologist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, on Wednesday, April 26, at the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex (SEEC).Famiglietti’s lecture “21st Century Global Freshwater Security: Can it Exist and Can Scientists Communicate the Challenges?” will discuss the convergence of climate models and decades of satellite data that suggest an unfortunate reality: Earth’s water cycle is changing.However, paleoclimate indicators remind us this has always been the case. Freshwater is constantly being exchanged among the atmosphere, ocean, land and ice reservoirs; while, on land, patterns of precipitation, evapotranspiration, flooding and drought are shifting.The evolving water cycle of the 21st century will likely be stronger, more variable and result in broad swaths of mid-latitude drying, accelerated by the depletion of the world’s major groundwater aquifers.So what does water sustainability mean under such dynamic climate and hydrologic conditions, particularly when coupled with future projections of population growth? How will water managers cope with these new normals, and how will food and energy production be impacted?If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: “21st Century Global Freshwater Security: Can it Exist and Can Scientists Communicate the Challenges?”When: Wednesday, April 26, 9 to 10 a.m.Where: East Campus, SEEC, room C120The responsibility of communicating this changing global water landscape falls squarely on the shoulders of the academic research community, yet the challenge of doing so is daunting. Famiglietti will review the latest research and share his personal experiences with science communication and water diplomacy.The presentation will take place at the SEEC Auditorium located on CU Boulder’s East Campus at 4001 Discovery Dr. Visitor pay parking is limited, so alternate transportation such as bicycling or riding RTD’s Stampede or Discovery Express shuttle is encouraged.In Famiglietti’s 25 years of experience researching and communicating about water and climate change, the professor has contributed to news outlets such as The New York Times and appeared as a guest expert on NPR, 60 Minutes and Real Time with Bill Maher.Categories:Lectures & PresentationsEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more