St Anne’s vote for mandatory donation to homelessness charities

first_imgSt Anne’s JCR has passed a motion to include a compulsory £1 battels donation for Oxford homelessness charities each term, as well as resolving to purchase a painting by a homeless artist for college.The levy, which the JCR hopes will be introduced at other colleges, will go towards supporting charities such as Oxford Homelessness Pathways, Gatehouse and TSK Action.The motion, which states that little contributions “would amass funds capable of a huge impact and would send a powerful statement of support for Oxford’s rough sleepers”, passed with 26 votes in favour, twelve against and two abstentions.The motion was proposed in light of a recent Oxford student poll, which suggested that 98.5 per cent of Oxford students think homelessness is a problem in Oxford.It noted: “In the coming years, this situation is expected to deteriorate. Cuts in funding by Oxford City Council will result in the closing of Julian Housing, which has around 150 beds and Simon House, with 52.“Encountering rough sleepers is a sad reality we witness everyday and something that can only be effectively solved through organised action.”The motion referenced the Iffley Open House and On Your Doorstep homelessness Campaigns, which it used as examples that “student action remains a powerful and positive channel for real change”.Thomas Zagoria, the JCR’s OUSU rep, told Cherwell: “In the light of the homelessness crisis in Oxford, it was very important to respond, and I’m delighted that St Anne’s students were willing to contribute a small amount to ease the pressure on homelessness charities.”A second motion to purchase a painting specially made for St Anne’s JCR by Henry the Bus Stop Artist was passed unanimously.Henry is a homeless artist who is “known to many students and some members of the college staff”, according to the motion.The JCR will mount the artwork on the wall in the Danson Room, along with a mount, which explains the painting’s background in a bid to raise awareness of Oxford’s homelessness problem and to demonstrate St. Anne’s support.The JCR amended the original motion, promising to spend £40 on the painting and to request to have it signed.The motion, proposed by Archie Foster, said: “Supporting the homeless of Oxford is an important endeavour.“A direct action in relation to this endeavour, in conjunction with the College’s ongoing charitable eff orts, could be a symbol of the College’s stance on homelessness. In the spirit of the college, it would be honourable to purchase the painting.”last_img read more


Asia’s IT Pros due for a skills upgrade

first_imgIn a previous post, I talked about making your cloud DevOps ready and how agility isn’t just a question of technology. New methodologies like DevOps only work if IT upgrades and changes its skills – in particular, moving from highly specialised “break-fix experts” to converged operations teams. This sounds daunting, but I believe that Asian IT professionals are actually in a better position to make this switch than those in other regions.As IT continues moving into IaaS, PaaS, and “everything-as-a-service”, we’ll start to see less of a need for in-house domain experts. Rather than pulling together network, storage, and security experts, IT will consist of developers and operations personnel who focus first and foremost on delivering ROI to the business. They’ll be responsible for ensuring that technology – and the products and services that it supports – are efficient, agile, and above all profitable.This isn’t to say that domain expertise will become redundant: the technical aspects of infrastructure management and support will be outsourced to managed service providers. VCE, for example, looks after full technical support for its Vblocks, acting as the “domain expert” when it comes to our infrastructure’s uniquely seamless integration of network, compute, and storage systems. But most IT professionals will have to undergo a shift in their mindset – from trying to fix every problem themselves, to focusing on what has clear ROI, and outsourcing everything else.Asia’s IT industry is, in a sense, already doing this. IT outsourcing is already standard practice in the region: countries like India, China, and the Philippines have built up thriving industry sectors as support and maintenance hubs. Most early adopters of 24-hour “follow the sun” support services were based, or relied on outsourcing in, Asia-Pacific and Japan: more than 1 in 2 Asia-Pacific executives were already outsourcing IT solutions in 2006, while more than 1 in 4 were doing so for data collection. As service providers like VCE continue to simplify the operational side of technology, Asia’s IT professionals are likely to find it easier to shift away from domain to strategic expertise.How is “everything-as-a-service” changing the skill-sets of your IT team?last_img read more


Why Osimhen will succeed at Napoli – Pundit

first_img In terms of shooting, Osimhen is also far more composed than his age might suggest, as 44% of his shots hit the target, which is much better than Mertens’ 35%. Milik’s stats look similar in that regard, but considering that the Pole seems eager to leave, it would certainly help if Napoli have a player of similar height and shooting accuracy. The Nigerian’s technical ability is not to be underestimated as well, as although he is right-footed, he is also very capable with his left, scoring seven goals with his supposed weaker foot. Of course, pointing out only the strong aspects of Osimhen’s game would be wrong, so just like Martin Schmidt who used to coach him at Wolfsburg admitted recently, the youngster still has a long way to go tactically. However, he already has remarkable speed and athleticism, so he already is a very strong player. Mentality wise, just like every young player, the 21-year-old needs to improve his concentration, but he plays with such fire and passion that could potentially make him instrumental for Gattuso’s vision of the team. Despite all this, the fact remains that Osimhen’s transfer is a huge gamble for Napoli. Becoming Napoli’s most expensive signing ever and one of the most expensive African players of all time surely comes with a burden, so the big risk here is to avoid the exaggerated transfer fee putting in unrealistic expectations towards the player. read also:Osimhen’s Napoli switch on, more offers arrive for forward – Lille chief It is no coincidence that the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea have shown interest in the Nigerian, so there is little doubt that Osihmen can light up Naples. He just needs to be given the chance. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen is arguably one of the best players in his generation and he’s capable of making a great impact with the Italian club, Napoli, according to football pundit, Vilizar Yakimov. The football pundit stated on football Italia that although Osimhen’s transfer is expensive and the Nigerian would be ready to justify the huge financial resources involved. “It’s obvious that even for €50m the expectations towards Osimhen will go way beyond the pure excitement that such a signing brings, but what exactly can he bring to Napoli? The Nigerian’s numbers clearly can’t justify his gigantic rumoured €81m transfer fee, as Osimhen scored 18 goals and four assists in all competitions for Lille, before Ligue 1 was cancelled due to the COVID situation. However, his age and playing style are what make him perfect for Napoli, as the 185cm tall striker possess impressive speed and physique, while his off the ball movement is simply remarkable. Osimhen is a player who likes to run in the channels and behind the back of opposition defences, which makes him a good for Napoli’s playing style. His acceleration and ability to run with the ball also mean he would be perfect for Gattuso’s counter-attacking approach in certain games. While neither Arkadiusz Milik nor Dries Mertens combine those qualities, Osimhen’s biggest advantage over them is the intensity of his pressing gamе. The Nigerian averages 1.3 recoveries in the final third, which is significantly higher than Milik’s 0.9, while his speed and agility are far superior to those of Mertens, who at 33, often loses some of his intensity in the latter stages of games. Osimhen’s presence in Napoli’s attack would allow the Partenopei to recover possession much easier and in more advanced areas of the pitch, while his speed and positioning in the penalty area will make the transition from defence to attack much smoother. This is further highlighted by Osimhen’s 78.9% progressive passes success rate, which is equal to Mertens, but significantly higher than Milik’s 64%.center_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Extreme Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more


Asare appointed as Media Officer of Baby Jet Promotions

first_imgBaby Jet Promotions has appointed renowned Sports Analyst Jefferey Asare as its new Media Officer.The boxing promotions owned by Ghana striker Asmaoah Gyan believes it is bringing on board one of Ghana’s most intelligent brains in boxing as part of its expansion plans.Asare’s appointment comes weeks ahead of Baby Jet Promotions’ next bout expected in late November or early December.The seasoned sports analyst with in-depth knowledge in boxing will be in charge of all media communications and promotions of the boxing syndicate of the Black Stars captain.Chief Executive Officer of Baby Jet Promotions Samuel Anim Addo announced the appointment of Jeffery Asare who also serves on the Media and Sponsorship Committee of the Ghana Football Association.“We are very happy to have the best boxing analyst in Ghana joining the Baby Jet Promotions family,” Anim Addo revealed. “His appointment takes effect immediately and we can’t wait to start working with such an experienced personality.”last_img read more


Quinn McCue holding Dodgeball Tournament to raise money for books at Wellington Middle School

first_imgQuinn McCueby Quinn McCue, Sumner Newscow — Hi, this is Quinn here again with something a little more serious. I’m the host of a dodge ball tournament to be held April 25 at 6 p.m. at the Wellington Middle School. The reason I’m doing this because it is actually a fundraiser.I’m in the gifted program and we got to do our own project.  I decided to address a real life problem– the problem of outdated books in the WMS library.  The way I’m solving this is, of course, a dodge ball tournament.So if your kid that’s in 3rd-8th grade might be interested, have him/her gather a team of six and fill the form and pay the entry fee.  Yes, because it’s a fundraiser there is a team entry fee of $30. But that’s only $5 per person.  Plus all proceeds will go to the WMS library.Remember, the tournament will be April 25, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Wellington Middle School Gymnasium.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 329 weeks ago Why are there no new books being ordered at the middle school by the library? Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down MONITOREDpress · 329 weeks ago Just another thought why do they not take a short break from school or after school and visit the public library? Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Curious · 329 weeks ago Where do you obtain a form at? Report Reply 1 reply · active 329 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 329 weeks ago Hi! Quinn here, If you want a forum to start a team they will be available at the WMS Office, or if your a kid your teacher will have one. Thanks for commenting, Quinn Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more


JetHawks’ kids club offers 2007 season ticket deal

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The JetHawks have unveiled their brand-new kids’ club, the 2007 Wells Fargo Junior JetHawks. While membership in the club includes several perks and unique events, the highlight for kids is that they will have a ticket to every JetHawks home game – with the exception of July 4. “We’re excited to be able to help the youth of our community with this great program,” says JetHawks Assistant General Manager Jeff Stewart, who oversees the program. “We’re giving kids a safe, affordable, fun place to go with their families, and they’re getting tremendous value with all the extra benefits of being part of the Wells Fargo Junior JetHawks.” Membership into the club is just $14 per child. Kids will receive a reserved-level ticket to 69 of the JetHawks’ 70 games during the 2007 season, a $414 value. They will also receive a membership card and T-shirt, as well as admission into several Junior JetHawks special events. These events include an exclusive baseball clinic with JetHawks players and coaches, autograph sessions, running the bases, pizza parties, and more. Wells Fargo continues its involvement with the JetHawks and the youth of the Antelope Valley as the program’s presenting sponsor. “Wells Fargo is proud to be a sponsor of the Junior JetHawks and be a part of America’s favorite pastime,” said Wells Fargo Community Bank President Ed Taylor. “We want to make sure that kids can come to a sporting event and be able to enjoy themselves with their family and friends.” Any families interested in signing up kids can find information and an order form at Clear Channel Stadium or online at www.JetHawks.com. This season will be the JetHawks’ 12th in Lancaster and the club’s first as the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The 2007 regular season opens April 5, and ticket packages start at only $50. To order, call (661) 726-5400 or, for more information, check out the official Web site of the JetHawks at www.JetHawks.comhttp://www.jethawks.com/. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com.last_img read more


Uhuru warns mismanaged sports federations

first_img“Every time we agree on what needs to be done should be fulfilled. Am perturbed that this has not been happening,” President Kenyatta said.This comes in the wake of complains from athletes that are headed to the Commonwealth Games in Australia over lack of proper kitting and non-payment of allowances which brought a near go-slow to training, less than two weeks to the games.The head of state has said the country has an obligation to honour its sportsmen and women who raise the country’s flag high.He said sports federations, including the Athletic Kenya, Kenya Golf Union, Kenya Football Kenya Federation, Kenya Rugby Union, Cricket Kenya and Kenya Hockey, had to style up and ensure that they fulfil their mandate.President Uhuru Kenyatta poses for a photo with members of Team Kenya during the Commonwealth flag handover ceremony at State House on march 27, 2018. PHOTO/PSCU“We don’t take for granted that it takes a lot to be where you are. It takes a lot of effort to participate in the variety of international competitions,” said the President.President Kenyatta told the team that whatever the Government has allocated in terms of allowances and rewards is their entitlement and they should not shy away from demanding them from federations.“There are things we agreed that need to be done for the rugby team, golf teams and other sportsmen and women, as we demand that they meet our expectations we also should do our part,” said President Kenyatta.Kenyatta spoke on Tuesday morning at State House, Nairobi, as he handed the team headed to Gold Coast, Australia the flag.The team will be skippered by World 1500m champion Elijah Manangoi. The Kenya Police Service coincidentally also happens to serve in the President’s elite VIP protection unit.President Uhuru Kenyatta poses for a photo with members of Team Kenya during the Commonwealth flag handover ceremony at State House on march 27, 2018. PHOTO/PSCUMeanwhile, speaking during the hand-over ceremony, Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa assured the sportsmen and women of his commitment to uplifting their standards as well as taking care of their wellbeing.“I know our athletes have been undergoing a lot of frustrations. This will no longer happen under my watch,” he assured the President and the team.The Commonwealth games will run from April 4th to 15th in Gold Coast, Australia. The Kenyan team of 300 includes the Para-athletes team.–Additional information courtesy PSCU0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000President Uhuru Kenyatta poses for a photo with Kenya Lionesses players and technical bench officials during the Commonwealth flag handover ceremony at State House on march 27, 2018. PHOTO/PSCUNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27-President Uhuru Kenyatta has fired warning shots to sports federations accused of mismanaging athletes, saying they should style up and ensure that all Kenyan sportsmen and women are well taken care of.The President said sports federations have a mandate to ensure Kenyan teams are well trained, prepared and catered for financially even as they go out to represent the country in various fields.last_img read more


Majority of governments promises fulfilled Punjab CM

first_imgNew Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday told Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi that a wide majority of the promises made by his government had been fulfilled. In a chat with media persons after reviewing the progress in implementation by his government on the manifesto promises with Gandhi – as part of a meeting convened by her with all Congress Chief Ministers, he said that he had apprised her that of the 161 promises made by his government, 140 had been implemented while the remaining were in the process of execution. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The Chief Minister said that he also informed the party President of the key programmes implemented successfully by his government, including employment generation, drug eradication, farm debt waiver and the extension of PMJAY health insurance cover to 42 lakh families in the state, among others. He said that Gandhi, particularly, appreciated the success of his government in raising on-ground investment to the tune of over Rs 50,000 crore during the first two years of his government and the extension of PMJAY scheme to cover almost the entire population in the state. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Amarinder Singh said they had also discussed the problems faced by the state government in implementing some of the projects of the Centre due to financial and other constraints. The issue of greater coordination between the party and the government in the Congress-ruled states also came up for discussion, said the Chief Minister. He added that he had assured Gandhi that his government was working closely with the elected representatives to reach out to the people and ensure fulfilment of their aspirations. The Chief Minister described the review meeting as a fruitful exercise to strengthen the governance system in the Congress-ruled states, adding that Gandhi used to have such review meetings with him during his earlier tenure also.last_img read more