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Posted by: | Posted on: May 3, 2021

Pembroke JCR creates an anthem

first_imgAt Pembroke’s JCR meeting, a motion was proposed to signal the commencement of every JCR meeting with a song entitled ‘The JCR Theme Tune’, composed by two Pembroke students. The two students in question were Pembroke’s own JCR President, Joseph ‘DJ’ McShane, and their JCR Treasurer, Nathan Wragg. The motion was passed with one amendment. The motion was proposed by the Pembroke Publications Officer, Millie McLuskie, and seconded by their JCR Vice-President, Charlotte Lanning. McShane, explaining the origins of the motion, told Cherwell, “Ready for the Fresher’s arrival in 2015, Myself and the JCR Treasurer Nathan Wragg composed a brief (but excellent) Garage- Band song to accompany our almost cultish JCR Committee introduction video. “I sneak this song into all my bop sets – however, it usually falls upon ears that do not recognise it. It was from here that the motion was proposed.” Despite overwhelming support for the idea of a theme tune, JCR President and composer ‘DJ’ McShane proposed an amendment. McShane suggested hosting a “Garage- Band or Windows equivalent” competition to decide the JCR Theme Tune for the coming year. Wragg and McShane have stated that they intend on entering their original. McShane continued, “The winning mix has to have a ‘radio edit’ that will be used to open JCR OGMs, and an ‘Extended Bop Mix’ that will of course be played at every bop.” The motion described the composition by ‘DJ’ McShane and Nathan Wragg as a ‘stellar composition’ and noted that it should be ‘‘more widely used in JCR aff airs (it being sadly overlooked during DJ McShane’s bop sets by amateur ears.)” A Pembroke second year told Cherwell, “ I feel this motion is a bit silly. It is naturally very funny. But silly, nonetheless. Suppose being silly never hurt anyone though.”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 3, 2021

Labour hold Oxford East as Lib Dems take Oxford West from Conservatives

first_imgAn enlarged turnout amongst students is being thanked for an increased vote for Labour in Oxford East, as Anneliese Dodds was elected the new Labour MP in yesterday’s general electionAnneliese Dodds won the Oxford East consituency, which contains the majority of Oxford colleges, with 35,118 votes – representing an increase of 15 points to 65 per cent of the vote share. She increased 30-year MP Andrew Smith’s majority by around 8,000 votes.In Oxford West and Abingdon, which contains a minority of Oxford colleges including St Hugh’s and St Anne’s, the Liberal Democrat candidate Layla Moran snatched the seat from Tory MP Nicola Blackwood, with 26,256 votes to Blackwood’s 25,440.The National Union of Students have said Oxford East was one of a number in which the Labour vote share had benefitted from an increased youth turnout. In Oxford East, turnout increased by 4.6 per cent, as the Labour vote share increased by by 15 points. Long queues were reported in many constituencies.A high turnout among young voters boosted Labour’s vote share, the National Union of Students @nusuk says #GE2017 https://t.co/FjnAFwbjP2 pic.twitter.com/egpqznu3VO— BBC News England (@BBCEngland) June 9, 2017Speaking to Cherwell last night, Anneliese Dodds spoke of her encouragement as the results came in. “Here in Oxford it has felt very very encouraging, they have been very supportive of Labour,” she said.The results in Oxford matched Cherwell‘s recent poll of students which suggested that almost half of students at the university were planning to vote Labour in the general election.Full results below.Oxford EastAnneliese Dodds – Labour – 35118Suzanne Barlington – Conservative – 11834Kirsten Johnson – Liberal Democrat – 4904Larry Sanders – Green – 1785Chaka Artwell – Independent – 255Oxford West and AbingdonLayla Moran – Liberal Democrat – 26256Nicola Blackwood – Conservative – 25440Marie Tibdall – Labour – 7573Alan Harris – UKIP – 751last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: May 2, 2021

ALVAREZ, WILLIAM

first_img57, passed away with his daughter Genna and his family by his side on June 23 at Bayonne Medical Center. Billy was born and raised in Bayonne where he spent his entire life. Billy is survived by his daughter Genna Marie, and Genna’s mom Clara Nally, his father, William Alvarez, siblings, Denise Lew and her husband Robert, Kenneth, Ronald, Michael and his wife Bonnie. Billy is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Mae) Alvarez (Stilling) and his brother Daniel Alvarez. The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Iyengar and his staff. Funeral arrangements by DZIKOWSKI, PIERCE & LEVIS Funeral Home, 24 E. 19th St.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: August 26, 2020

Nine potential candidates to replace Don Mattingly as Dodgers manager

first_imgMartinez, 51, played parts of 16 seasons in the majors as an outfielder from 1986-2001. Became the bench coach for Tampa Bay in 2007 and has interviewed for managerial positions in with the Blue Jays, Indians, White Sox, Astros, Cubs and Nationals. When Joe Maddon resigned as Who are the leading candidates to replace Don Mattingly? Tampa Bay manager last year to take the same position with the Cubs, Martinez interviewed with the Rays and was a popular candidate among the players. Upon not being named one of three finalists, resigned to become Maddon’s bench coach in Chicago. Has connection to Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman from their time in Tampa.Rick RenteriaRenteria, 53, was born in Harbor City and graduated from South Gate High. Played parts of five seasons in the majors as an infielder from 1986-1994. Began coaching and managing in the Marlins organization in 1998. Moved over to the San Diego organization, managing the Lake Elsinore Storm for three seasons. Was an assistant coach with the Padres from 2011-2013. Became manager of the Cubs in 2014, but was fired after a 73-89 season (.451) in favor of Joe Maddon. Has connection to Dodgers Vice President of Baseball Operations Josh Byrnes from their time in San Diego.• PHOTOS: Don Mattingly and the Dodgers part waysCharlie MontoyoMontoyo, 50, played in 1,028 games as a minor-league infielder and just four games in the majors before retiring in 2006. The next season, he became manager of the Rookie-Level Princeton Devil Rays and has been entrenched in Tampa’s organization ever since. Has managed at every minor-league level for the Rays, going 1,266-1,142 (.526). Interviewed for the Rays’ managerial position last year and was hired as the third-base coach. Has connection to Friedman from their time in Tampa.Raul IbanezIbanez, 43, played 19 seasons as an outfielder in the majors before retiring after the 2014 season. The New York native finished with a .272 batting average, 2,034 hits and 305 home runs. Is currently working as a postseason in-studio analyst for Fox Sports.Ron WashingtonWashington, 63, made his major-league playing debut with the Dodgers in 1977 and retired in 1989. Was the infield and third-base coach with the Oakland A’s from 1996-2006. Was hired as the Texas Rangers manager in 2006. Before the 2010 season, Washington admitted to using cocaine. In 2011, twice his Rangers were within a strike of winning the championship in Game 6, but St. Louis won the last two games. Resigned as manager late in the 2014 season, citing an extramarital affair and the need to be with his family. Finished with a 664-611 record (.521) and 18-16 postseason record. Is currently the third-base coach in Oakland. Has connection to Dodgers General Manager Farhan Zaidi from their time in Oakland.Tim WallachWallach, 58, was born in Huntington Park and played baseball at University High in Irvine and Cal State Fullerton. Was a five-time All-Star third baseman in 13 seasons with the Montreal Expos and played his last four seasons with the Dodgers and Angels. Was Dodgers hitting coach in 2004-05. Managed the Dodgers’ Triple-A team in Albuquerque in 2009, earning Pacific Coast League Manager of the Year honors. Was named the Dodgers’ third-base coach in 2010. After interviewing for managerial jobs in Detroit and Seattle in late 2013, he has been the Dodgers’ bench coach under Mattingly the past two seasons.Dusty BakerBaker, 66, was born in Riverside and starred at Del Campo High in Sacramento. Played 19 seasons as a major-league outfielder, including with the Dodgers from 1976-1983. Has been a big-league manager for 20 seasons (1993-2013) with the Giants, Cubs and Reds. In San Francisco, his teams went 840-715 (.540), including an appearance in the 2002 World Series. Led Chicago to the 2003 NLCS in his first season. His teams went 322-326 (.497) over four seasons. With the Reds, went 509-463 (.524) over six seasons, including an NL Central title, but Cincy was 2-7 in the postseason. Has reportedly interviewed for the open managerial spot in Washington.— LANG Staff Reports With the Dodgers and manager Don Mattingly agreeing to part ways, the managerial position is open in Los Angeles for the first time in five years. Here are some possible candidates for the Dodgers front office to consider:Ron RoenickeRoenicke, 59, has a lot of ties to Southern California. Born in Covina. Graduated from Edgewood High in West Covina. Played baseball at Mt. San Antonio College and UCLA. Drafted by the Dodgers in 1977, making his major-league debut with the team in 1981. Became a coach with the Dodgers in 1992 and coached with the Angels from 2000-2010. Managed the Milwaukee Brewers from 2011-2015, compiling a 342-332 record (.508). Was hired as the Dodgers’ third-base coach Aug. 17.Gabe Kapler Kapler, 40, is another Southern California native. Born in Hollywood. Graduated from Taft High is Woodland Hills. Played baseball at Cal State Fullerton and Moorpark College. Drafted by Detroit in 1995. Played parts of 13 seasons in the majors. Managed the Boston Red Sox’s Single-A affiliate in Greenville, S.C., for one season, finishing 58-81 in 2007. Became the Dodgers’ director of player development in November last year.• PHOTOS: Who are the leading candidates to replace Don Mattingly?Bud BlackBlack, 58, pitched for parts of 15 seasons in the majors, going 121-116 with a 3.84 ERA. From 2000-2006, was the Angels’ pitching coach under manager from Mike Scioscia. Became manager of the San Diego Padres in 2006. Over eight-plus seasons, compiled a 649-713 record (.477) and was named National League Manager of the Year in 2010. Was fired by the Padres on June 15.Dave Martinezcenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2019

Anglo’s Zimele helps SMMEs

first_imgMampho Selokoma, the enterprising owner of Bustique 244.(Image: bbqonline)MEDIA CONTACTS• Dr Lia VangelatosActing head of Zimele+27 11 638 9111Lucille DavieMining giant Anglo American has not forgotten the little guys – its enterprise development arm Zimele is lending a hand to small and medium enterprises, helping them to grow.With a little help from Zimele, protective clothing manufacturer Bustique 244 has seen its fortunes soar over the past year or so.“Previously, my company was faltering and not operating profitably,” says owner Mampho Selokoma. “However, acquiring Zimele’s assistance has significantly improved my business model, enabled quicker turnarounds, and set me on the road to profitability.”Zimele has been running since 1989 and supports sustainable small and medium enterprises, particularly in rural and peri-urban mining communities.Over a four-year period it has provided R567-million (US$64-million) in funding to black entrepreneurs. Some 1 085 companies have received support through 1 481 loans, collectively employed 19 575 people, and achieved a collective annual turnover of R2.4-billion ($270-million).Breaking into the marketBustique 244 manufactures quality and tailor-made protective clothing, primarily boiler and conti suits, used in the mining and construction sectors. A conti suit is a two-piece workman’s overall.The word zimele comes from Zulu and Xhosa and means “to be independent” or “to stand on one’s own feet”.“This support has also enhanced Bustique 244’s future prospects, as doors have been opened recently for potential orders with Anglo American’s supply chain, including its Kumba Iron Ore, Platinum and Thermal Coal businesses,” adds Selokoma.Selokoma says she has been in business since 2006, after extensively researching the protective clothing industry. Spotting a gap, she started small but in the past year or two she has been able to scale up with assistance from Zimele and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).“While Bustique 244 demonstrated great potential, the company was faltering because its owner Mampho Selokoma lacked the business experience, skills and financial resources to break into the market and achieve long term gains,” says Dr Lia Vangelatos, acting head of Zimele.“Zimele identified that it could make a real difference in the prosperity of Bustique 244, by offering financial support, as well as mentorship in key facets of her business.”Bustique 244 satisfied Zimele’s key criteria: that it has the capacity to grow substantially, and that it will create employment within the sector.“As such, Zimele is highly satisfied with what Bustique 244 has achieved thus far, as the company has not only gone from strength to strength, but has made real difference to the prosperity of the local community,” adds Vangelatos.Zimele provided a loan of R809 000 ($91 000) to Bustique 244 in 2011 – this enabled the company to take on an order from construction company WBHO, which built three of the 2010 World Cup stadiums and is involved in the King Shaka Airport in Durban, the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project, and the ongoing Kusile Power Station, among others.The DTI has provided a R1-million loan ($112 000) to Selokoma for machinery.Secret of successSelokoma was born in Soweto, and holds qualifications from the Wits Graduate School of Public Development Management, and the Graduate Institute of Management Technology.She has worked in the retail banking, corporate and tourism sectors, in particular Pepsi Cola International, South African Breweries, Katekane Investments, and South African Tourism, for the past 20 years.Her secret to success is that she has been scrupulously careful about paying back the loans as soon as she receives payment from the contractors.“They know we are reliable, and like what we are doing,” says Selokoma. She sees reliability as her competitive advantage, together with the good quality of her products, and delivering on time. This has given the confidence to apply for more loans in the future.Selokoma employs four permanent staff, and takes on extra workers on a contract basis. She operates in the Northern Cape and Gauteng, and recently offered 80 workers temporary contracts in the Cape. She is confident that as the company grows she will take on more permanent staff.“We are growing in leaps and bounds. We can market freely, knowing that the future is good,” she enthuses.Selokoma was invited to speak at the 2012 Enterprise Development conference, held in Midrand in November. She saw it as an opportunity to “provide a considerable boost to her career aspirations, but inspire others to match her business achievements”, according to the BBQ website.Four funds for businessesZimele has four funds that focus on emerging black businesses. The Supply Chain Fund focuses on procurement and business development opportunities for black-owned and managed SMEs within Anglo American’s supply chain.The Khula Mining Fund manages mining-related investments as a joint initiative with Khula Enterprise Finance Limited, a government entity that promotes SME development.The Community Fund supports entrepreneurs and small businesses in the communities in which Anglo operates, by means of loan finance and hands-on guidance and support from a network of small business hubs.The Green Fund targets investment opportunities that specifically focus on environmental risks and improving the long-term environmental welfare of local communities. Areas of particular focus include reducing carbon emissions, energy and water consumption, and improving waste and emissions management, as a contribution to sustainable development.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 17, 2019

Tessellated Pavement GCT7VH GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – September 10, 2012

first_img SharePrint Related”The Giant’s Causeway Earthcache” GCPCPX – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK June 3rd, 2010May 30, 2010In “Geocache of the Week”Tsaagan Subarga GC1DPJV – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – February 13, 2012February 13, 2012In “Community”Ultramafic Magnificence – Geocache of the WeekMarch 7, 2018In “Community” Rainbow off the coast of TasmaniaChasing rainbows might just lead you to one of the most popular geocaches in Tasmania. Tessellated Pavement (GCT7VH) delivers cachers to a geological phenomenon. The rock along the beach has fractured into tile shapes. Snuva hid a geocache near this location in 2006.A young geocacher explores the cache containerThe difficulty 1.5, terrain 1.5 traditional cache rests in an area rich with natural beauty and creative names for natural formations, “… less than 10 minute return walk will take you to this natural pavement. Although this pavement doesn’t have a cafe, some of the names of rock formations will definitely have you thinking geologists think about food an awful lot!”Names for other nearby geological sites include “The Devil’s Kitchen” and “Tasman’s Arch.”  Geocachers can also explore the Earthcache “Walking on Nature’s tiles pavement” at the location.More than 200 geocachers have logged a smiley on the cache. One cache who logged “Tessellated Pavement” writes, “Truly amazing what nature can do! The kids were so taken by this place they even took photos of the information boards so the can do a project on the pavement.” Another geocacher says, “What a simply amazing natural phenomenon. Looks like something man made. Nature even built in steps. And the view… Simply WOW. TFTC.”View of the Tessellated PavementContinue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 17, 2019

Unai Emery unsure of Petr Cech future

first_imgArsenal Coach Unai Emery is unsure whether Petr Cech will still be with the club when the January transfer window closes later this month.Cech started the season as Arsenal’s first-choice goalkeeper but lost his place to Bernd Leno who arrived in the summer due to a hamstring injury against Watford on September 29.Unai Emery while answering a question on the 36-year-old’s future told Sky Sports:I don’t know now, it has to do with the club and the player.“He started this season very well, very good behaviour, commitment and also performance. And then when he had his injuries, he recovered his position on the bench.kanu, arsenal'Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…“I am very happy with him. We will speak in the future with the player but at the moment I want his focus to be the same in every training and match.”Despite his current position in the team, Emery was full of praises for Peter Cech’s professionalism.“He respected our decision,” Emery added. “His commitment did not change with his new situation.“I am happy because I think we need that. Petr has very big experience. His behaviour with his situation is very good.”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 5, 2019

IPOs lined up despite market mayhem

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Posted by: | Posted on: September 5, 2019

SBI Lifes Rs 8400 crore IPO hits capital market heres what brokerages

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Posted by: | Posted on: August 31, 2019

Iconic Rajdhani Express to complete 50 years of journey

first_imgKolkata: Eastern Railway will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its most prestigious Kolkata Rajdhani Express on Sunday in a befitting manner. Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway, will first convey his best wishes and greetings of this epoch-making occasion to all the passengers of the train and then will release a greetings stamp to mark this special event memorable. To mark the occasion, brand new linen and disposable napkins with the greetings of the 50 years of the Express train will be distributed among the passengers. Greetings messages will be sent through SMS by CRIS to all the passengers of the Kolkata Rajdhani Express on Sunday who have registered their mobile numbers in the requisition slip. Standees communicating the greetings messages on the occasion of celebration of 50 years of this historic train will be installed at five different locations. Special cake-cutting ceremony will also be arranged to commemorate it. Greetings of this historic occasion will be telecast in the video wall of the station and in the destination boards of the train as well as will be communicated through public address system.last_img read more