Strickland goes for MP

first_imgEarlier this week saw former OUSU President Alan Strickland vying to take over Tony Blair’s position as MP for Sedgefield.  After more than 50 applications were received for the position, Strickland became one of the 11 longlisted candidates who faced interviews with the National Executive Committee in London.  Having impressed the panel at this stage he made it into the shortlist, which included former ministers and councillors, but lost out to seasoned politician Phil Wilson, who won by a comfortable majority.   The primary reasons for Strickland’s loss were put down to age and inexperience. Had he succeeded, the role would have seen him fighting in the by-election later this month.last_img

Government slashes grants

first_imgThe government decided to cut back on grants for students from middle-income families due to a shortfall in funding.At least 80 000 undergraduates will lose grants of up to £534 a year. This is because the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skilled underestimated in the past year how many were eligible, resulting in a £200 million black hole in the budget.Paul Dwyer, the OUSU Access Officer, said, “it is strange that the government is encouraging widening participation on one hand, and then effectively cutting off maintenance support to students.”last_img

Korea Institute funds Korea-focused research, study, and work

first_imgThe Korea Institute at Harvard University promotes the study of Korea and brings together faculty, students, scholars, and visitors to create a leading Korean studies community at Harvard. Through the Korea Institute, Harvard offers resources for graduate and undergraduate students to study Korea. On campus in Cambridge, students take courses on Korea and may choose from a wide array of Korea-related programmatic activities.Graduate and undergraduate students may conduct thesis research in Korea, and undergraduates may participate in study and work abroad opportunities in Korea through a variety of programs such as the Harvard Summer School-Korea, study abroad at Korean universities, Korean language study and internships.For more information on the Korea Institute and a full list of this year’s Korea program awardees and participants.last_img read more

22 Hungry hornworms

first_imgVolume XXXIIINumber 1Page 22 Anyone who has grown tomatoes has probably seen a bright green caterpillar with a red horn on its posterior. This could be either a tomato hornworm, which has eight white lines on its side, or a tobacco hornworm, which has only seven lines. The species are very similar in appearance. Both feed on tomato plants.Tobacco hornworms are one of the most common tomato pests. Because they are so large, a few tobacco hornworms can rapidly destroy a tomato plant. Goodbye, hornwormsThe most effective control strategy is to physically remove hornworms and crush them. Despite their large size, it is often difficult to see these cryptic caterpillars. Get your kids involved and use their young eyes.If there are too many plants to efficiently examine and manually protect, spray Bacillus thuringiensis, commonly known as Bt, to control tobacco hornworms. Bt should be used while the larvae are small, because larger larvae need to consume a lot of Bt – and thus a lot of tomato plant – to pick up a lethal dose.Often a hornworm will be seen with dozens of little white cocoons stuck to its back. These cocoons contain parasitic wasps that are very effective in killing hornworms. These larvae should be removed from the plant, but not destroyed. A parasitized hornworm will die in a couple of days.Back again By Nancy HinkleUniversity of Georgiacenter_img The adult hornworm is a large hawk moth. These moths are fast flyers. They are capable of hovering as they feed from flowers and are occasionally mistaken for hummingbirds.The female moth deposits eggs on the tomato plant. These eggs hatch within a week, and the tiny caterpillars begin feeding. Initially they are so small that their feeding damage is not noticeable. However, they grow rapidly, and the full-grown larva can be as large as your little finger. Their color and markings camouflage them so that they look like tomato stems and foliage.The horn is harmless and too flexible to stick in skin. Its actual purpose is unknown.Once it has reached its largest size, the larva descends from the plant and burrows into the soil to pupate. Because the mature larva does not migrate far from the tomato patch when it gets ready to pupate, a gardener will often turn up a dirt-encrusted pupa in the soil during spring garden preparation. A large loop, which contains its developing mouthparts, extends from the front of its head and identifies this as the pupa of a hawk moth. Left undisturbed, next spring the adult moth will emerge from its underground cell and crawl back to the surface. The adults will fly around, feed, mate and start the next season’s hornworm population.last_img read more

Moses to lead the YLD

first_img Moses to lead the YLD She plans to ‘break the myth’ that there are no benefits to being active with the Bar for a young, minority attorney Jan Pudlow Senior Editor Orlando attorney John Fisher said he was reminded of the “Sound of Music” when the nuns were trying to describe Maria and asked, “How do you capture a moonbeam in a jar?”“How do you capture the enthusiasm, effervescence, and drive of Jamie Billotte Moses in a few words? Impossible!”So Fisher took more than a few words to describe his 36-year-old law partner at Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, a single mother of two, and president of the Young Lawyers Division. Among his choice words: “hardworking; focused; intelligent; resourceful; always professional, courteous, and ethical; and constantly upbeat.”At the Bar’s Annual Meeting swearing-in ceremony June 24, when Moses outlined her biggest goal for the year, it is to use those qualities and the passion that defines the YLD to getting more minorities actively involved in The Florida Bar — before they graduate from law school.Recalling the tragic car accident in January that took the life of Henry Latimer, a former judge and Bar Board of Governors member, Moses said: “As we all know, Henry Latimer’s death was a great loss to the Bar. But what was uncanny about his death was the palpable disappointment felt throughout the state. Not simply because a great man and husband and father and Bar leader was lost, but because it appeared the dream of an African-American Florida Bar president had died with Henry Latimer.“Henry’s death should have been about the loss of a wonderful man, not about the death of a dream. Henry would have wanted someone else to fulfill his dream.”While applauding the diversity efforts of outgoing President Kelly Overstreet Johnson and President Alan Bookman, Moses said, “I believe, however, we must start this effort earlier. Law students are often told that they must choose between various student bar associations and are pushed toward minority bar associations, with the suggestion that only those groups can be helpful toward them and their career.”Once out of law school, those minority lawyers migrate to those minority bar associations, Moses said, but the choice is unnecessary because they can be active in both the Bar and minority bars.Moses appointed “four amazing young lawyers” — Maria Armas of Miami, Diego “Woody” Rodriguez from Central Florida, and Sean Shaw and C. Sha’Ron James from North Florida — to travel with her around the state to visit law students and young lawyers.Their mission is to “break the myth that there are no benefits to being active with The Florida Bar for a young, minority attorney,” Moses said.“Henry Latimer should not have had to carry the burden of the entire minority legal population upon his shoulders. We can and must take on the challenge that Henry has left. And this should be our new dedication to diversity.” July 15, 2005 Senior Editor Regular News Moses to lead the YLDlast_img read more

Glen Cove Drowning 3rd on Long Island This Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 18-year-old Brooklyn woman became the third possible drowning victim on Long Island this week at a Glen Cove house party celebrating the Fourth of July that went into early Friday morning.Glen Cove city police said guests at the party pulled the woman from the deep end of the pool and started CPR until officers and EMTs arrived at the Valley Road home.Further attempts at CPR and advanced life support were  unsuccessful and the victim, whose identity was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.Her body was taken to the Nassau County Medical Examiner’s office, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause and manner of death.On Monday afternoon, a clammer is believed to have drowned while swimming to his boat that drifted away in Flanders Bay.Then on Tuesday morning, a 36-year-old man who is suspected of drowning was found floating in the water near Inwood Bay Park.last_img read more

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno reveals the difference between the Premier League and Bundesliga

first_img by Metro / Comment Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 3 Apr 2019 11:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link721Shares Read More Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno reveals the difference between the Premier League and Bundesliga Video Settings Advertisement Read More 1/1 struggling Manchester United captain Harry… 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 CityAnd the Germany international has opened up on the differences between the Premier League and the Bundesliga, telling Arsenal’s official website: ‘It’s difficult to go to another country and another league.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The Premier League is completely different to the Champions League and Bundesliga.‘Everything is stronger but we analysed everything so I could get used to it. After a few weeks I was familiar with the football.‘The biggest challenge is that every game is so difficult for 95 minutes. In the Bundesliga, if you’re 2-0 or 3-0 up then the game is over. Bernd Leno joined Arsenal last summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has explained the major differences between the Premier League and the Bundesliga.Leno joined the Gunners from German side Bayer Leverkusen last summer in a deal worth £22.5million.The 27-year-old has since established himself as Arsenal’s first-choice shot-stopper ahead of Premier League legend Petr Cech.Leno was named Arsenal’s Player of the Month for March after impressing against Tottenham and Manchester United.ADVERTISEMENT Skip 1 min. story Top articles Read More Advertisement SPONSORED Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle: Unai Emery post match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:44FullscreenArsenal 2-0 Newcastle: Unai Emery post match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘But in the PL, when you’re 2-0 or 3-0 up the game is still alive for the opposition. The speed of the game is higher than everywhere and that’s the reason why it’s the best league in the world.‘Coupled with that, the life of a goalkeeper is not easy. One day you are good, one day you are very bad.‘But you have to be very strong in your head and mind. This pushes every goalkeeper and keeps them focused at all times.’Leno also thanked Arsenal’s fans for their support this season, adding: ‘Each player wants to have good support from the fans.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We all need the fans, me too, and it’s good to hear that fans like me or like the way that I play.‘I want to perform each game very well. But mostly I want to make sure the fans are happy as well.’Arsenal, who beat Newcastle United 2-0 on Monday evening to climb to third in the Premier League, travel to Goodison Park on Sunday to face Everton.MORE: Arsenal consider Marseille boss for technical director role PLAY About Connatix V67539 Coming Next Skip Ad Full Screen Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Read More Read Morelast_img read more

Gov. Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians that We Must Protect the ACA Amid COVID

first_imgGov. Wolf Reminds Pennsylvanians that We Must Protect the ACA Amid COVID September 29, 2020 Healthcare,  National Issues,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Bucks County state legislators Rep. Wendy Ullman and Sen. Steven Santarsiero today to discuss the importance of preserving the Affordable Care Act (ACA) so it can continue to protect the health and safety of Pennsylvanians.“COVID-19 has demonstrated that when one person is unable to access necessary health care, that puts all of us at risk,” Gov. Wolf said. “During a pandemic when our nation is facing a highly contagious, airborne virus that spreads rapidly when people gather together, it is even more concerning that not all Pennsylvanians have access to health care coverage, especially for the most vulnerable, including those with pre-existing conditions who are most at risk of contracting COVID-19.”While President Trump has publicly said that he would not remove health care for those with pre-existing conditions, his actions belie those statements. More than 5 million Pennsylvanians with pre-existing health conditions could lose coverage if Trump-backed lawsuits repeal the ACA.For some Pennsylvanians, known as long-haulers, COVID is already having long-term, adverse effects on their health as they continue to experience symptoms and side effects from COVID weeks and months after their initial illness.COVID-19 threatens to be the epitome of a pre-existing condition. It affects, at the least, the lungs, the heart, the kidneys, the brain, the immune system, and the limbs. And if pre-existing condition protections under the ACA are stripped away, coverage for health care associated with any of these organs and systems could be excluded from our neighbors, friends and families who have already had to fight the virus.If a robust, accessible and affordable health care system is necessary in non-pandemic times, its importance cannot be overstated during a pandemic.House and Senate Democrats in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly are also working to safeguard access to affordable health care coverage in Pennsylvania and have introduced a series of bills to preserve essential health benefits, to require coverage for pre-existing conditions, to guarantee continued coverage for adult children, and to end lifetime and annual caps on coverage – all protections currently guaranteed by the affordable care act.“In the midst of uncertainty over whether the upcoming Supreme Court decision will remove a key component of the Affordable Care Act, we are also faced with a grim certainty,” Rep. Ullman said. “If the current Washington administration continues for four more years, the entire protective structure of the Affordable Care Act will be dismantled.“The ACA has offered protections to whole populations who previously hadn’t been able to get insurance due to pre-existing conditions. COVID-19 has taught us that many people with preexisting conditions are those who are most vulnerable to complications, hospitalizations and fatal outcomes if they become infected with the virus. They are our parents, our grandparents, our friends, our children, and ourselves. We must preserve the protections of the ACA for the citizens of Pennsylvania.”“The Affordable Care Act is currently under threat at the federal level, putting access to health care at risk for millions of Pennsylvanians,” said Sen. Santarsiero. “It will be up to us on the state level to protect Pennsylvanians and ensure they continue with the coverage they have basic and critical coverage. The Pennsylvania Senate Democrats have been promoting four key bills that would do just that. It is time to put the health of all Pennsylvanians first, and pass this important legislation.”The governor was also joined by Anna Payne, 32, who works for Bucks County Commissioner Diane Marseglia, and has battled cystic fibrosis every day of her life. She is worried that if the ACA is repealed, she will spend the rest of her life battling insurance companies to get covered because she has a pre-existing condition.“My administration has steadfastly opposed any efforts to undermine the ACA, which provides needed health care coverage to more than one million Pennsylvanians who otherwise could not afford health insurance,” Gov. Wolf said. “I will continue to do everything in my power to protect the health and safety of Pennsylvanians, as well as their right to affordable and accessible health care coverage that does not penalize or discriminate against those who have pre-existing conditions.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Castle Comfort man in stable condition after shooting incident

first_img Sharing is caring! 26 Views   no discussions LocalNews Castle Comfort man in stable condition after shooting incident by: – July 9, 2012 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share A police official has confirmed that one man is nursing injuries to his left leg following a shooting incident at the weekend.Police spokesman, inspector John Carbon, has reported that investigating is ongoing into the incident which occurred about 7:30 pm on Saturday, 7th July, 2012. “Clement Letang of Castle Comfort sustained a gunshot wound to his left leg and is presently a patient at the Princess Margaret hospital in stable condition”.He has also appealed to citizens who may have any information pertinent to this incident to call the police hint line at 1- 800- hint (1-800-4468). Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

National glory for Kilkenny

first_img Two Michael Fennelly goals in the first half set the All-Ireland champions up for another league crown, achieved in the absence of their manager Bran Cody, who is recovering from heart surgery. Fennelly rifled home a third minute goal to give Kilkenny an early boost, and after Tipp had fought back with points from Eoin Kelly, Noel McGrath and Seamus Callanan, Fennelly fired in a second goal from a tight angle in the 21st minute. Press Association Once again, the Premier county battled their way back into the game, hitting quality scores through Brendan Maher (3), Kelly and Noel McGrath. But late scores from Lester Ryan and Fennelly sent the Cats in with a 2-7 to 0-11 interval lead. Brendan Maher brought Tipperary level with his fourth point midway through the second half, moments after a flare-up had resulted in the straight red card dismissals of Kilkenny full back JJ Delaney and Tipp attacker Lar Corbett. Kilkenny pushed on in the closing stages with Eoin Larkin, Ryan and Michael Rice hitting the points that saw them over the finish line. center_img Kilkenny retained their National Hurling League title with a 2-17 to 0-20 win over Tipperary at Nowlan Park.last_img read more