Decanal wisdom

first_imgIt is not an enviable task to keep order in an Oxford college. Accordingly, persons of a decanal persuasion must be accorded great respect given the leniency and understanding with which most go about their jobs. With reports over the last few weeks of various social gatherings being banned first at St John’s and now at St Anne’s, one is led to wonder why college authorities don’t take the bull by the horns and ban fun altogether. While seemingly radical, this would at least provoke an atmosphere of subversiveness. Besides, it would make Merton students feel less left out.  ARCHIVE: 5th week MT 2005last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Leads Bipartisan Effort in Calling on President, Congressional Leaders to Invest in Broadband Internet Access

first_img National Issues,  Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Eleven governors send letter calling for significant investments to bridge digital divideAs states continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic, including economic recovery efforts, Governor Tom Wolf and a bipartisan coalition of 11 governors today sent a letter urging the president and Congressional leaders to make critical investments to ensure that all Americans have access to broadband internet connectivity, which they say is critical infrastructure that’s vitally important to our economic future and national security.“An investment in broadband internet connectivity is an investment in our commonwealth’s future and prosperity. The critical need for high-speed internet has become clear in light of our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, as more families work and learn from home, businesses operate online services and patients access medical care through telehealth,” Gov. Wolf said. “Now, as Pennsylvania focuses on our economic recovery, it’s critical that broadband internet access becomes a reality for every community, and especially our rural areas.“It’s clear that this is more than a Pennsylvania issue – the digital divide exists in communities across the country,” Gov. Wolf said. “It’s in everyone’s best interest, especially as technology continues to evolve and advance, that we make a significant infrastructural investment.”Some 18 million Americans, including nearly a million Pennsylvanians, lack access to broadband internet connectivity. Businesses and families without adequate access are left behind, and the consequences are staggering from an economic, health, education, and social standpoint, the governors said. A significant investment in broadband connectivity, the governors added, will unleash economic potential, promote stable job growth that’s resilient in times like these, and ensure all businesses and families can participate in the digital economy.Governor Wolf has made access to high-speed internet a top priority. He led this bipartisan call to address the issue following a discussion with Land O’Lakes President and CEO Beth Ford. The farmer owned cooperative is working with organizations across industries including agriculture, healthcare, finance, and tech to address connectivity.“We commend Governor Wolf and his fellow leaders for making this bipartisan call to action and for recognizing that our country simply cannot afford to allow the digital divide to widen,” Ford said. “Land O’Lakes, and many of our partners who understand the economic, educational and quality of life impacts that digital technology can have for individuals and for communities, look forward to working together with these governors and other policy makers as we advocate for high-speed internet access to become a reality for all Americans.”Broadband internet access is also a key component of Restore Pennsylvania, a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs, including installation of infrastructure to bring high speed internet to every corner of the commonwealth. Funded through a commonsense severance tax, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.Ver esta página en español. Gov. Wolf Leads Bipartisan Effort in Calling on President, Congressional Leaders to Invest in Broadband Internet Access June 25, 2020center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

OECS and CDEMA Partner to Launch a Webinar on Shelter Management

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet LifestyleLocalNewsRegional OECS and CDEMA Partner to Launch a Webinar on Shelter Management by: – June 29, 2020 Sharecenter_img 25 Views   no discussions Share The OECS Environmental Sustainability Cluster and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) partner to launch a webinar on “Shelter Management: Best Practices and Tools for Preparedness” on June 30, 2020. The general public is invited to register in advance and to join the online discussions.Emergency shelters provide vital spaces for impacted, vulnerable or unhoused members of the community prior to, or post a hazard event. The management of disaster shelters is evolving as managers and practitioners integrate learning and upgrades from research, experience and technology.In CDEMA Participating States, including OECS Member States, many existing emergency shelters, in particular in smaller and more remote communities, were not originally designed as shelters, thus presenting functional and operational challenges and constraints.The current COVID-19 pandemic also presents an additional layer of issues, constraints and protocols for consideration and adaptation for relevant authorities, agencies and communities.The webinar will enable participants to explore the intricacies and challenges of developing and coordinating an effective emergency shelter management programme within communities in the Member States of the Eastern Caribbean. The Webinar will pursue four main objectives, namely:identifying key policy recommendations and protocols for undertaking sheltering including in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak;sharing experiences on implementing successful Shelter Management Programmes and addressing potential challenges;highlighting best practices (tools and tips) that may assist with the enhancement or the expansion of OECS Member States’ Shelter Management Programmes and the involvement of communities in this process; andproviding an orientation to guidelines for sheltering during the 2020 hurricane season.The following speakers will provide insights on shelter management during the 2020 hurricane season, recognizing the multi-hazard environment:Denisse Solis, Emergency Shelter Senior Officer America’s Regional Office, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC);Captain Robert Harewood, Senior Programme Officer, Preparedness & Response, CDEMA; andMs. Audrey Mullings, Disaster Risk Management Specialist, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)The general public is invited to participate in the webinar.Registration link of the webinar  Theme: Shelter Management, Best Practices and Tools for PreparednessDate and time: June 30, 2020 10:00 a.m.Registration link: https://oecscommission.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eEWMsJkDTZGUuTWDMKBxFglast_img read more

VIDEO: EPL Boxing Day team news as Hazard could return for Chelsea and Guus Hiddink

first_imgSATURDAY(All kick-offs 3pm UK time unless stated) Stoke City v Manchester United Stoke are without a handful of players due to hamstring complaints: Stephen Ireland, Peter Crouch, Geoff Cameron and Marc Muniesa. Bastian Schweinsteiger is absent for Manchester United serving the final game of a three-match ban.Aston Villa v West Ham United Captain Micah Richards is again missing for Aston Villa with a knee injury. Andy Carroll could return for West Ham.Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Josh King is unavailable for Bournemouth with a hamstring injury, meaning Glenn Murray could deputise again. Crystal Palace are without Bakary Sakho and Dwight Gayle.Chelsea v WatfordEden Hazard could be available for Guus Hiddink’s first game in his second spell as interim Chelsea manager. Nathan Ake is ineligible to play for Watford against his parent club.Liverpool v Leicester Danny Drinkwater is expected to miss the match for Premier League leaders Leicester. Liverpool will welcome Simon Mignolet back between the posts. Manchester City v Sunderland Vincent Kompany is poised to return for Manchester City. Sunderland are without Younes Kaboul, who was ruled out for several weeks with a hamstring problem.Swansea City v West Bromwich AlbionWayne Routledge has shrugged off a knee injury to make the Swansea squad. Salomon Rondon and James McClean start their three-game bans for West Brom after the pair were sent off in the 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth.Tottenham v Norwich Tottenham have Ryan Mason available again after he recovered from an ankle injury. Andre Wisdom is “touch and go” to make the Norwich side.Newcastle v EvertonPapiss Cisse is a major doubt for Newcastle. Everton quartet Phil Jagielka, Steven Pienaar, James McCarthy and Bryan Oviedo are pencilled in for a festive return – but this clash may come soon.Southampton v ArsenalSouthampton are sweating on the fitness of Maarten Stekelenburg , who has a toe complaint. Alexis Sanchez has suffered a setback in his return from a hamstring injury and will not feature for Arsenal. VIDEO PREVIEWClick here to watch Gary Al-Smith preview the games for the Joy News channel. – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more