LGBTQ name reshuffle rejected

first_imgAn OUSU motion, which suggested the acronym LGBTQ should henceforward be referred to by OUSU as BGLQT, failed to pass. The motion, proposed by Merton student Martin Lester in 3rd week stated that “Sexualities, just as gender and nationality options, should be alphabetically ordered.”The motion noted that “People of all sexualities are equal in rights, and not limited to ‘heterosexual’ and homosexual’”. It continued, “In a variety of material produced by OUSU, including its website and the Fresher’s Guide 2012, there are references to ‘LGBTQ’. The alphabetical ordering of ‘LGBTQ’ is ‘BGLQT’. OUSU material should present sexualities in alphabetical order.The motion resolved “To support such a change in material produced by OUSU”, and “To mandate the Vice-President (Welfare & Equal Opportunities) and LGBTQ Officer to effect such a change.’At the meeting, Lester drew attention to the fact that, in the previous council, a motion had been passed to support a change in the University’s online postgraduate application forms that would switch gender options “male” and “female” over, as “Gender, just as nationality options, should be alphabetically ordered.’He argued that, at present, the LGBTQ ordering of sexualities was “not consistent” with this, and that it was “hypocritical” to ask the University to change the ordering on its forms without addressing the order of LGBTQ. However, OUSU LGBTQ rep Jess Pumphrey asked, “Have you spoken to anyone in the LGBTQ movement about this?” One student present at the meeting added, “Have you considered that changing the order makes it look like the word ‘bigot’?”Pumphrey continued, “I have spoken to the LGBTQ community and they’re saying this is silly: we didn’t ask for this. The ordering is not arbitrary, it signifies the whole community as a solid banner.”Lester disagreed, saying, “I think it’s humourous to claim that the term is standardised. If we’re serious about consistency then we must be consistent in gender ordering.” Pumphrey added, “There’s a difference between the ordering of LGBTQ and the ordering of options on a form. LGBTQ is a solid thing, it’s an acronym.” The motion then failed to pass.Pumphrey, not commenting in their role as OUSU LGBTQ rep, later told Cherwell, “I opposed this motion on behalf of the LGBTQ community. “LGBTQ” is not an arbitrary jumble of letters – it is an identifiable brand that students, especially new students, will look for in its current form. It is a quite different matter from form options, where “female or male” and “male or female” are equally clear, and both have the same meaning.”Andrew Hall, LGBTQ rep at St Anne’s and Secretary of LGBTQsoc, commented, “As LGBTQ is such an established term used by all relevant charities and organisations – it makes absolutely no sense to change the acronym.” Edward Nickell, equalities representative at Exeter College, agreed, adding, “plus, it just rolls off the tongue better.’last_img read more

CYF admits mistakes made in neglect case

first_imgRadio NZ News 1 July 2013Welfare agency Child, Youth and Family admits mistakes were made in its management of a couple found guilty of the serious neglect of their children. The 23-year-old woman and 25-year-old man, whose names are permanently suppressed to protect the four children, were sentenced in the District Court in Wellington on Monday. When police went to the Lower Hutt home in January this year they found the couple intoxicated and their children, then aged four, three, two and seven months, in a distressed state and in need of medical attention.….Child, Youth and Family’s general manager of operations Paula Attrill says the case highlights the need for better coordination of services for children. Ms Attrill says that at times social workers were overly optimistic about the parents’ progress and compliance with plans to address the children’s care. She says the focus was on getting the parents to make changes and at times the needs of the children did not receive the level of response that, in hindsight, should have occurred. neglect happening under CYF’s noseNZ City 1 July 2013…The department was notified on multiple occasions, over several years, about the parenting of the mother and father, who were sentenced on four charges of neglecting their children on Monday…Hutt Valley Inspector Mike Hill said the local community was appalled by the behaviour of the parents. “This was not an issue of poverty for this family, these parents simply prioritised alcohol, drugs and parties ahead of the needs of their children,” he said. read more

Patsy A. Lanning, 79, Brookville

first_imgPatricia A. “Patsy” Lanning, age 79, of Brookville, Indiana died Wednesday morning January 22, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family.Born May 22, 1940 in Springfield Township, Franklin County she was the daughter of the late Everett & Roberta (Stokes) Waltz.  On August 20, 1960 she was united in marriage to Quentin Gene Lanning, and he preceded her in death on December 6, 2017.Patsy was a member of the Whitcomb United Methodist Church, where she played the piano & organ for 63 years, and had also attended the Springfield Community Church; the Whitcomb United Methodist Women, Franklin County 4-H Whitcomb Booster club for over 57 years; as well as the Franklin County Antique Machinery Club.Survivors include a daughter, Beth (Paul) Fultz of Brookville, Indiana, two sons, Brian (Mary Jo) Lanning of New Palestine, Indiana and Brent (Sandy) Lanning of Brookville, Indiana; a sister, Marilyn Frensemeier of Greensburg, Indiana, a sister-in-law, Wanda Waltz of Whitcomb, Indiana; 8 grandchildren, Sarah (Jordan) Scott, Christopher Lanning, Stephanie (Jeremy) Fryer, Amber (Jeff) King, Ryan Breen, Jason (Randi) Fultz, Jackie (Dustin) Paugh, Jacob (Jessica) Fultz; 17 great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents & husband, Quentin, she was preceded in death by a brother, Loren Waltz, and a brother-in-law, Robert Frensemeier.Family & friends may visit from 4 until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Pastor Steve Rundel & Pastor Ralph Gutowski will officiate the funeral services on Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Whitcomb United Methodist Church, the Springfield Community Church or the American Cancer Society.The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Lanning family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit .last_img read more

Young brings physical style of play to Syracuse defense

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Among his teammates, Sean Young is referred to as the “Mean Canadian.”It’s a playful term that endears him to the rest of the Syracuse players, but is also derived from a very serious aspect of his game.The sophomore — who attended high school in Ontario — gets his nickname from a physical in-game persona more than a stoic off-field personality.“It’s a mentality of me and growing up,” Young said, with a noticeable cut marking the upper portion of his nose. “I just grew an attraction to those sports. Contact sports.”Young’s physical on-field approach has helped him, and the Orange defense, this season. He has collected 10 ground balls, and is tied for second on the team with seven caused turnovers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd even though the former football player has had to make a conscious effort to scale back his physicality this season — with the refs having a tighter whistle — he’s been a defensive asset for a team that has played a lot of it.“It is important to have someone like that,” SU head coach John Desko said. “You don’t want guys cutting and running and scoring in close to the goal without being down to the ground after getting hit.“You want to make sure they pay a price for going in there.”When SU played Notre Dame on March 29, it was the Orange that almost paid the price. Young put Syracuse in a man-down position just minutes into the fourth quarter when he was called for an illegal body check while pouncing on a ground ball.Young said that officials are making more calls like that this season, and the Notre Dame mishap was just an untimely mistake.“I feel like I have to be smarter, because especially this year, they’re trying to clean up the game,” Young said. “I definitely have to be smarter about where I pick my opportunities to play physical and where not to.”Growing up, if he wasn’t playing one contact sport, he was playing another.At the Hill Academy in Ontario, Young was a safety and wide receiver on the football team. He said that even though football added various skills to his lacrosse game, the latter is different.But even with his football background, he knows he has to be smarter about how to use his aggression and physicality.“You know that you need to play defense,” SU defender Brandon Mullins said, who also played football in high school. “You know that you have to be mean sometimes. You got to be able to play physical and hit people when you need to.”On Tuesday, Syracuse will travel to Ithaca to face No. 2 Cornell. Dan Lintner — the Big Red’s top scoring attack — also went to Hill Academy, and may very well be guarded by Young.Although Lintner graduated before Young started playing lacrosse, he knows his game well enough to agree that the “Mean Canadian” fits Young well. He’s also well aware of the challenge his defensive capabilities present.“He’s a big guy, so he’s definitely got that to his advantage,” Lintner said. “I’m not really the biggest guy, so I’m definitely going to have some different sort of tactics to get around the size disadvantage.”Young’s size is certainly an advantage on defense, but also may be one of the reasons he’s had to dilute his in-game physicality to some extent this season.Even with the slight change in approach, Young has no qualms with filling a role that Desko and his teammates agreed is integral to the team.“If that’s my role,” Young said. “I’ll take it, sure. Whatever we need to do for the win.” Comments Published on April 7, 2014 at 12:30 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more