History Faculty will not extend thesis deadlines

first_img The advice given is that students “should now plan to write a thesis making use of material available online” as well as to “revisit the research you have already completed” and “consult with you thesis supervisor(s) for advice on how to adapt your thesis and alternative reading suggestions.” There are reassurances throughout the email that “thesis examiners are fully aware, and will be instructed to take account, of the general conditions affecting your thesis work since Trinity Term last year: namely, a national lockdown and remote study away from the academic community since March 2020, then under constrained condition in Oxford for Michaelmas Term, and then from home again this term, and the impact of continuing. Uncertainties on your ability to plan and on mental health.” The main provision the Faculty has made for the Special Subject extended essay is “an additional mechanism through which you can communicate the specific impact on your work of limited library access to the essay markers.” The History Faculty has sent an email to finalists stating that due to the “undesirability of cutting into the time for Finals revision and the submission of the History of the British Isles portfolio, the Faculty has decided not to extend the submission deadline”. The deadline for students to submit their thesis remains Friday of Week 8 Hilary Term. One finalist told Cherwell: “the fact that the thesis has been left unchanged by the faculty creates serious issues for its integrity. Even with the mitigating circumstances processes put in place, which will surely be inconsistent at best, students will still be rewarded if their topic happens to be conducive to remote learning, rather than because they are better historians”.center_img As for Finals exams, the Faculty has not clarified anything further in this latest email. In specific circumstances such as “poor internet connections, the lack of a quiet space to work, illness or the illness of a family member, acute anxiety, and mental health issues” students are also able to submit a Mitigating Circumstances form. Image Credit: Maxime Gtn/CC BY-SA 4.0last_img read more

Indiana State Police Museum Opens Today

first_imgLooking for something to do this weekend? Stop by the Indiana State Police Museum this Saturday, May 20th. The museum will be open to visitors from 12pm to 4pm. Come learn about John Dillinger and the early Indiana State Police, the history of our laboratory and crime scene investigation, and our different specialty teams. We also have several police cars for different decades on display as well as a two headed police car! We’re located on the East side of Indianapolis near the intersection of Post Road and 21st Street. Need more information? Check out our website – Indiana State Police Museum or our Facebook page – Indiana State Police Museum Facebook PageFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Hoboken to host back-to-back park meetings

first_img× HOBOKEN–Residents are invited to attend to community meetings on Wednesday, June 27 to discuss the design for the Northwest Resiliency Park and Thursday, June 28 to discuss a new sculpture in the Southwest Park.The community meeting to discuss the Northwest Resiliency Park concept design from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Wallace School Cafeteria, 1100 Willow Ave.At this meeting, the design team will provide an update on the concept design progress and traffic study, as well as gather community feedback on certain design features.The city also seeks the public’s input on a new interactive sculpture on the Hoboken Southwest Park lawn. That community meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Southwest Park Terrace at 58 Jackson St. If it rains, the meeting will be held at the Multi-Service Center. The purpose of this meeting is to gather feedback from residents on how and whether to proceed with an interactive sculpture on the Hoboken Southwest Park lawn.For more information on the concept design and community planning process for the Northwest Resiliency Park, visit: www.hobokennj.gov/nwpark.last_img read more

News story: New data links route to cancer diagnosis and treatment

first_imgThe latest data publication builds on the knowledge of PHE’s national cancer registry. It follows the recent release of data published in partnership with Cancer Research UK that shows how chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery rates vary for different groups of patients in England. The cancer data service has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s cancer services to support the development of a national cancer database in China, continuing the service’s reputation as the leading cancer database in the world.PHE’s Be Clear on Cancer campaign continues to drive awareness around key symptoms; encouraging everyone to think, act and treat early. This new data allows us to see clearly how the route through which someone is diagnosed with cancer affects the treatment that they go on to receive. It reinforces the importance of early diagnosis, be that through screening or GP referral – the earlier you get diagnosed with cancer the better. It’s important to be aware of any unexplained changes to your body, such as the sudden appearance of a lump, blood in your urine, or a change to your usual bowel habits. If you have any concerns, always speak to your GP. New data from Public Health England (PHE) illustrates how the way that cancer patients are diagnosed may affect their treatment options.The national data links individual patients’ route to diagnosis, including screening, GP referrals, and emergency presentations, with the treatment patients go on to receive.Those diagnosed through screening were likely to have the most treatment options available and receive treatments aimed at curing the cancer, in particular surgery to completely remove the tumour. This strongly supports the benefits of screening as a way of diagnosing cancer early, which evidence suggests leads to better patient outcomes, ultimately saving lives.Compared to patients who were diagnosed through an emergency presentation, those diagnosed through screening, GP referral, or following an urgent 2-week referral saw more potentially curative treatment.While the percentage of cancers diagnosed through emergency presentations is improving – falling from 24% in 2006 to 20% in 2015 – the data shows 44% of breast, colon and rectal cancer patients diagnosed in this way may miss out on potentially curative treatments compared to those who are detected through a screening programme.Dr Jem Rashbass, cancer lead at Public Health England said:last_img read more

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Taps Buddy Guy For “Fresh Out” Single Off Of Forthcoming Debut Album [Listen]

first_img20-year old Mississippi Delta-bred blues guitar prodigy Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is gearing up to release his debut studio album, Kingfish, on May 17th via Alligator Records. The young sensation has received huge praise from the blues community over the last several years for his live collaborations and online YouTube videos.Kingfish has released his first official single off of his debut record, “Fresh Out”, featuring mentor and blues hero Buddy Guy. The song is a slow blues ballad chock-full of soul, as well as gritty blues guitar solos traded off between Kingfish and Guy. Kingfish explains to Rolling Stone, “For my first record, I wanted to come out and give what I was known for in the beginning, which was traditional blues.” Kingfish did just that, and it will be interesting to see any other surprises he has in store off of his forthcoming debut album.Listen to Kingfish’s new track “Fresh Out” featuring Buddy Guy below:Christone “Kingfish” Ingram ft. Buddy Guy – “Fresh Out[Audio: Alligator Records]Along with a plethora of solo performances and festival appearances, Kingfish is teaming up with Buddy Guy this spring for 10 special performances throughout the U.S. In August and September, Kingfish will target a completely different audience, offering support for indie rock act Vampire Weekend. See below for a full list of Kingfish’s 2019 tour dates.For ticketing and more information, head to Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s website.Christone “Kingfish” Ingram 2019 Tour Dates:(headlining and festival dates)February 24 – Clearwater, FL @ Clearwater Sea–Blues FestivalMarch 1 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’sMarch 30 – Pearl, MS @ Pearl City ParkApril 6 – Jacksonville, FL @ Springing The BluesApril 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ August Wilson Center For African American CultureMay 4 – Memphis, TN @ Beale St Music FestMay 5 – Dallas, TX @ Intl Guitar FestMay 15 – New York, NY @ The Loft at City WineryMay 17 – Washington DC @ Pie ShopMay 27, Asheville, NC @ The Grey EagleMay 31 – Atlanta, GA @ Eddie’s AtticJune 9 – Delaware City, DE @ St Georges Blues FestJuly 6–7 – Portland, OR @ Waterfront Blues FestJuly 13 – Nescopeck, PA @ Briggs Farm Blues FestJuly 21 – Winthrop, WA @ R&B FestJuly 27 – Sisters, OR @ R&B FestAug 3 – Mammoth Lakes @ BluesapaloozaAug 9 – Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds South Stage(with Buddy Guy)March 21 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock LiveMarch 22 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Broward CenterMarch 29 – Houston, TX @ House Of BluesApril 9 – San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach HouseApril 11 – Carmel, CA @ Sunset CenterApril 12 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Luther Burbank CenterApril 13 – San Francisco, CA @ The MasonicApril 14 – Sacramento, CA @ The Crest TheatreMay 1 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman AuditoriumMay 3 – LaGrange, GA @ Sweetland Amphitheater(with Vampire Weekend)August 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The CriterionAugust 17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music HallAugust 18 – Irving, TX @ Toyota Music Factory – Texas Lottery PlazaAugust 20 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody TheaterAugust 21 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody TheaterAugust 24 – Miami, FL @ James L. Knight CenterAugust 25 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine AmphitheatreAugust 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox TheatreAugust 30 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation CenterSeptember 3 – Boston, MA @ Agganis ArenaSeptember 4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing ArtsSeptember 8 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ MTELUSView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Locally grown

first_imgMatthew Roher, chef and owner of Cha Bella restaurant in Savannah, says local is better, and he wants to connect Georgians to local producers of fine food. “For me, it begins with the restaurant experience,” Roher said. “We take a lot of pride in using local ingredients, and we are using these to drive our menus.” Roher saw farmers from the low country driving all over the state to sell at different markets, sometimes barely making enough money to fill their gas tanks. So, he started Farm Box Savannah in November 2009. It runs year-round and supplies over 300 customers with local produce all boxed up and includes recipes on how to prepare and enjoy it. “We have all these incredible producers here so we started Farm Box Savannah, where I am buying from these producers every single week and giving local people the opportunity to eat this great produce,” Roher said. Roher recently added a fresh seafood program, buying seafood from fishermen at the docks in Savannah. Roher hopes to expand the program to include local coffees, Georgia olive oil and meats. “It would be easy, given the right structure and financial investment,” he said, “to expand the company to offer new local products.” If more Georgians followed Roher’s lead, the state would win big.If each of the approximately 3.7 million households in the state spent $10 per week buying produce grown in Georgia, more than $1.9 billion would flow back into the state’s economy annually, according to a report recently released by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.“These findings are some of the strongest demonstrations so far of what a small change in consumer behavior could mean for farmers, and for the entire state,” said Alice Rolls, executive director of Georgia Organics, who helped sponsor the study. “Looking at the quantity of foods directly marketed in Georgia, there is a tremendous opportunity there,” said Kent Wolfe, a CAES agricultural economist who worked on the study. “Georgia’s food product sales directly to consumers accounts for a small fraction of their total sales. Farmers get to keep a larger percentage of their food dollar when they sell directly to stores, restaurants or other consumers.” According to the 2007 Agricultural Census, Georgia farmers’ direct sales to consumers accounted for .18 percent of their total sales. Rhode Island sold 9.5 percent of its produce directly to consumers. Massachusetts sold 8.5 percent through direct sales. “We are direct marketing such a small percentage of vegetables and melons,” Wolfe said. “We are lower than the national average by half, and making less money than average.” In 2007 Georgia vegetable and melon farmers sold more than $5 million worth of products directly to consumers, which is 1 percent of the crops being sold directly to consumers. According to the UGA study, if Georgia vegetable, melon, fruit and nut farmers increased their direct-to-consumer sales to meet the national average of 2.2 percent, direct sales would increase to over $13 million. “Restaurants are looking for it, retailers and homeowner want local produce, but we need to do a better job of connecting people,” Wolfe said. “Our distribution methods are still in their infancy.”last_img read more

World Military Games: Soccer Berths Decided

first_imgBy Dialogo November 16, 2010 Very interesting report. Its a shame that in the end, the Trinidad team couldn’t count on their best player. But next year there’s more … The men’s final in the World Military Games Rio 2011 will be in Engenhão in July and it promises to be a thrilling game. I am to remind you that no only Trinidad and Tobago are classified to the world games V, Ecuador achieved its classification to defeat a Surinam and get the second place, since the first place it correspond to Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil for hosting and were classified automatically, so there are three representatives of the American continent. I am a member of the Argentine Army and along with fellow NCOs we participate in a soccer tournament at the local level, we will need complete information in order to see if we could participate in the World Military Games. The men’s soccer teams from Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago will represent the Americas at the Fifth World Military Games next July in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At a seven-nation qualifying tournament hosted by the Suriname Armed Forces in Paramaribo Nov. 5-14, the teams from Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago steamrolled through the competition before meeting in a hard-fought championship game that took two overtimes and two rounds of penalty kicks to decide. Brazil prevailed 5-4 and goes home a champion, where they next will play host to the top military teams in the world. Trinidad and Tobago also will be there, hoping for a rematch against the Brazilians. The armed forces of Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States competed in the qualifying tournament, known as the 2010 Armed Forces Continental Football Championships. Trinidad and Tobago was grouped with Suriname and Canada, while Barbados, Brazil, Ecuador and United States formed the other group. The tournament was scheduled for eight teams, but Uruguay’s team withdrew. That forced some last-minute scheduling changes, said William Von Ohlen, an official with the USA team. The USA lost its first two games against Brazil and Barbados before scoring a 4-3 victory over Ecuador on Nov. 11, which was Veteran’s Day in the United States. Von Ohlen said there is much camaraderie among the military athletes. “Part of the whole things is friendship through sport. We’re all staying in the same hotels. All the teams get along real well,” Von Ohlen said. He said many of the athletes traded gear and other souvenirs. The tournament opened on Nov. 6 with Trinidad and Tobago outscoring the host nation, Suriname, 3-2. Later that day, Brazil blanked the USA 2-0. On Nov. 7, Ecuador topped Barbados, 2-0, and on Nov. 8, host nation Suriname rolled over Canada 7-1. The tournament continued on Nov. 9 in Paramaribo with two games. In the first game, Barbados defeated the USA, 3-1. That was followed by Brazil earning its second victory of the tournament with a 2-0 victory over Ecuador. On Nov. 10, Trinidad and Tobago scored its second victory of the qualifier and clinched the World Military Games berth with a 5-1 victory over Canada. Nov. 11 saw Brazil earn its third victory of the tournament by beating Barbados, 4-1. That was followed by the USA winning its first game, the 4-3 victory over Ecuador. The semifinals came down to Brazil vs. host Suriname in Group A and Trinidad and Tobago vs. Ecuador in Group B. Brazil topped the hosts 3-2 in the Group A semifinal to advance to the championship. With three goals from striker Devorn Jorsling, Trinidad and Tobago topped Ecuador 4-3. It was Jorsling’s second three-goal game of the tournament. But he also picked up a red card in that game, and was unavailable for the championship against Brazil. Game 1: Trinidad and Tobago 3, Suriname 2 Game 2: Brazil 2, USA 0 Game 3: Ecuador 2, Barbados 0 Game 4: Surinam 7, Canada 1 Game 5: Barbados 3, USA 1 Game 6: Brazil 2, Ecuador 0 Game 7, Trindad and Tobago 5, Canada 1 Game 8: Brazil 4, Barbados 1 Game 9: USA 4, Ecuador 3 Semifinal: Trinidad and Tobago 4, Ecuador 3 Semifinal: Brazil 3, Suriname 2 (overtime) Third-place game: Ecuador 3, Suriname 2 Championship: Brazil, 5, Trinidad and Tobago 4 (penalty kicks) Final Standings center_img Tournament results 1. Brazil 2. Trinidad and Tobago 3. Ecuador 4. Suriname 5. USA 6. Barbados 7. Canadalast_img read more

The Fight Against Insurgency Would Be Easier Without Maduro: Colombian Foreign Minister

first_imgBy Voice of America September 27, 2019 These statements came after demobilized FARC guerrilla leaders announced in an August 29 video that they were taking up arms again, accusing the government of violating the peace accord. The group’s declaration threatens to reactivate a long and violent internal conflict.“There’s no question about it. Maduro’s regime gives them protection; it has opened its doors, facilitating their actions from its territory,” Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo told Reuters in an interview.The Colombian government maintains that leaders of ELN and FARC dissidents who abandoned the peace accord, such as Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich, who appear in the video announcing a return to the armed struggle, are taking refuge in Venezuela with Maduro’s approval.Duque’s government and the United Nations (UN) condemned the dissidents’ announcement, while the political party born from the guerrillas’ demobilization said that most former members are still committed to peace, despite “difficulties and risks.”Maduro denies claims that Colombian illegal armed groups have taken refuge in Venezuela. In late July, the socialist leader said Márquez and Santrich were welcome in Venezuela.A U.S. Department of State official told Reuters that Maduro’s government is increasingly providing refuge to Colombian insurgent groups.End of dictatorship best for ColombiaVenezuela, which blamed the rearming of dissidents on Duque’s government for not complying with the 2016 peace accord, expressed concern for the “imminent reactivation” of the conflict that left 260,000 dead and millions displaced in more than 50 years.Maduro later said via Twitter that his government was committed to promoting peace in Colombia, and that it would work to resume conversations between both parties.“The end of this dictatorship, of this tyranny, is best for Venezuela, best for Colombia, best for the region, best for the international community,” said Trujillo, adding that Duque would denounce Maduro’s support for the insurgents at the next session of the UN General Assembly.Venezuelan opposition leader and Interim President Juan Guaidó, recognized by more than 50 countries as the lawful president of his country, has committed to fight against Colombian illegal armed groups.Maduro, who clings to power with the help of the military, accuses Guaidó of being a U.S. puppet.Trujillo said that Colombia will start proceedings against Márquez, and other leaders who have walked out of the peace process, to be included in Interpol’s red list that identifies the world’s most wanted criminals. Colombian security forces estimate that FARC dissidents have about 2,000 fighters.When Trujillo was asked if Colombia had any proof of the presence of insurgents in Venezuela, he said: “There are indications, there are hypotheses.”“But what’s certain is that Venezuela, under Maduro’s regime, has sheltered Colombian terrorists. The ELN is there, ELN leaders are there. Those ELN leaders will work in coordination with this narcoterrorist group that made the announcement [on August 29],” he concluded.last_img read more

What has your credit union done to improve a valued employee who under performs?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Every credit union has a key member of its team, and there is more than one, that has not quite arrived at fully competent status. Credit union CEO’s, like many parents, frequently criticize a weakness and overlook strengths. Credit union CEO’s unwittingly place undue stress on their employees when they designate them to the wrong position, fail to provide focused developmental training, or even ask what they want to be.Is it any wonder that so many credit unions fail to meet their goals and have high staff turnover? Any worker that doesn’t use 100% of their abilities instills in the credit union mediocrity and indifference when what we were striving for is excellence and enthusiasm. Don’t ignore the fact that there are many credit union CEO’s that are not fully competent, or have misplaced their passion and excellence.I met a few of them in the 25 years I was a CEO. Tell tale signs may be an inability to make a decision, or to say no. Their credit unions and people are frustrated. The frustration becomes destructive to the pursuit of the objectives and goals of the credit union. Perhaps that leader is striving for perfection, and that may be a noble objective; however, it will hinder the growth and productivity of that person and their credit union. continue reading »last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang knew he wasn’t offside for equaliser against Manchester United

first_imgThe Arsenal striker took his second-half goal calmly, dinking the ball over David de Gea (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he was in no doubt that he was onside when he scored Arsenal’s equaliser against Manchester United and admits VAR took some of the shine off the goal.The Gunners went behind on the stroke of half-time to a fierce strike from Scott McTominay but started the second half brightly and had the ball in the back of the net when Bukayo Saka played Aubameyang clean through only for the linesman to raise his flag.But the move went to VAR which showed Aubameyang was clearly being played on by Harry Maguire, with the goal belatedly awarded, and the Arsenal star was always sure it would be given. Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 10:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link27Shares Aubameyang’s celebrations were initially cut short by the offside flag (Picture: Getty)‘I took the ball from Bukayo. I was sure I was not offside. I was surprised the referee whistled,’ Aubameyang told Sky Sports after the match.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I always try to score even if there is a whistle from the referee. I heard the crowd saying it was offside but it was a goal so I was happy.’Asked if the VAR delay had dampened the celebrations, he continued: ‘Yeah of course. It’s always a bit of a strange feeling.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‘You cannot celebrate 100% but it’s OK because I am happy at the same time.’On Arsenal’s performance to fight back after going a goal down to claim a point, Aubameyang continued: ‘I think the team fought very well today. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang knew he wasn’t offside for equaliser against Manchester Unitedcenter_img Advertisement After the intervention of VAR, Arsenal were belatedly allowed to celebrate (Picture: Getty)‘We’ll take a point. It’s always hard to come here so we will take it.‘It’s not easy when you take a goal just before half-time. But we came back in the second half with great spirit. Last week we came back as well. We need to start with confidence.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisementlast_img read more