NSPCC receives £67,756 from The Recycling Factory

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 28 February 2009 | News NSPCC receives £67,756 from The Recycling Factory Children’s charity the NSPCC has received a donation for £67,756.77 from The Recycling Factory (TRF).The company encourages businesses and individuals to recycle their used inkjet cartridges and mobile phones and shares the income with a range of charities including Action Medical Research, the RSPCA and Sense. It has also partnered with supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda to raise money for their charities of choice.In this way the company has since 2005 raised a total of £185,707 for the NSPCC.www.therecyclingfactory.com Tagged with: Recycling Research / statistics Trading  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Prudential RideLondon participants raise record-breaking £3 million

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  142 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 Prudential RideLondon participants raise record-breaking £3 million  141 total views,  1 views today Prudential RideLondon cyclists have raised a record breaking £3 million so far through Virgin Money Giving in this year’s event.Virgin Money Giving is the not-for-profit fundraising partner of the event, which saw over 100,000 cyclists take to the roads of London and Surrey over 28-29 July.Prudential RideLondon‘s fundraising total so far represents a 13% increase on the 2017 event and is expected to increase further with donations still coming in.For the main Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 event, over 3,800 riders raised money on Virgin Money Giving for more than 750 good causes. In addition, nearly 64,000 donors asked it to claim Gift Aid on their behalf, totalling £474,000.Jo Barnett, Executive Director at Virgin Money Giving said:“I’m delighted Virgin Money Giving has once again smashed all previous fundraising totals for those taking part in the Prudential RideLondon event. Donations continue to come in and the cyclists can rest assured that more of their hard won donations will reach their selected good causes because of our low fees and not-for-profit model.”Hugh Brasher, Event Director of Prudential RideLondon added: Advertisement “Prudential RideLondon has raised more than £53 million in its first five years. This is a great new record fundraising total on Virgin Money Giving and our thanks to everyone for their wonderful support.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Events online fundraising sites Melanie May | 6 August 2018 | Newslast_img read more

Trump concibe golpe derechista

first_img24 de marzo — Con el nombramiento del militarista belicista y racista John Bolton para el cargo de Asesor de Seguridad Nacional, Donald Trump virtualmente transformó su régimen en un bastión de ultraderechistas.Con esta transformación, Trump ha desmantelado la floja coalición original que incluía figuras del establecimiento en la Casa Blanca y el Gabinete. Esta coalición había sido implantada por la clase dirigente para equilibrar a los ultraderechistas que rodeaban a Trump y al mismo Trump.La transformación ha aumentado drásticamente los peligros de una guerra y las dificultades económicas para las masas. Las/os líderes de los trabajadores y los oprimidos ahora deben tomar este desarrollo en serio y prepararse para la resistencia.Trump y sus ultraderechistas escogidos a dedo son los que básicamente están en control ahora. Con el nombramiento de Bolton como asesor de seguridad nacional, prácticamente todos los puestos claves en la Casa Blanca y el Gabinete están ahora encabezados por la extrema derecha y los lacayos de Trump.La única excepción es el Secretario de Defensa, general James Mattis. Conocido como “perro rabioso” Mattis, este criminal de guerra de Irak y carnicero de Faluya, sin embargo, ha sonado la alarma sobre una guerra nuclear o un primer ataque contra la República Popular Democrática de Corea. Mattis también ha abogado por la permanencia de EUA en el pacto nuclear de Irán y ha diferido con las declaraciones de Trump sobre la conveniencia de las torturas.Los puestos claves de política exterior en cualquier administración son la secretaría de estado, de defensa, la asesoría de seguridad nacional y la jefatura del gabinete presidencial. La jefatura del Consejo Económico Nacional y la asesoría comercial también son puestos clave.Trump ha usado sus poderes de despido y nombramiento para asegurarse de que cada una de estas posiciones esté ahora ocupada por un ultraderechista que sea compatible con su programa beligerante, racista y militarista.Halcón beligerante reemplazado por súper halcónTrump expulsó al general H.R. McMaster como asesor de seguridad nacional a pesar de que era un halcón de la guerra. Las razones son en parte políticas, en parte personales y en parte fraccionales. Pero los detalles no son tan importantes como el hecho de que ha reemplazado a McMaster con un súper halcón, John Bolton.Bolton escribió el 28 de febrero una pieza importante para el Wall Street Journal argumentando falsamente que existe una base legal para hacer una guerra preventiva contra la RPDC. Él está a favor del cambio de régimen y de la eliminación militar del gobierno de la RPDC, diciendo que el sur, que ha estado ocupado por tropas de EUA desde 1945, debería tomar el control del norte.No sólo Bolton quiere sacar a Estados Unidos del acuerdo nuclear con Irán, sino que también quiere un cambio de régimen en Teherán, y usaría bombardeos para tratar de lograrlo.Fue un arquitecto de la guerra en Irak y aún la defiende. Fue parte de un influyente grupo de neoconservadores en la administración de George W. Bush, junto con Paul Wolfowitz, quien echó leña al fuego político belicista de Bush, Donald Rumsfeld y Dick Cheney para comenzar la guerra en Irak.Bolton era tan derechista que no pudo obtener la confirmación del Senado para ser el embajador permanente de EUA ante las Naciones Unidas. Fue embajador en funciones durante un año en el llamado ‘nombramiento de receso’ de Bush. Pero tuvo que renunciar cuando su designación de receso terminó porque no pudo ser confirmado.Este embajador en la ONU una vez dijo: “Si eliminan los 10 pisos superiores de la ONU, no haría ninguna diferencia”.La purga comenzó con Priebus y terminó con McMasterEl lado “moderado” de la coalición inicial de Trump consistía de figuras del establecimiento como el Jefe de Gabinete Reince Priebus, ex jefe del Comité Nacional Republicano; El Secretario de Estado Rex Tillerson, ex jefe de ExxonMobil; Gary Cohn, número dos en Goldman Sachs, que era jefe del Consejo Económico Nacional; el Asesor de Seguridad Nacional Gen. H.R. McMaster; y el Secretario de Defensa, Gen. James Mattis. Ahora se han ido todos, con la excepción de Mattis.Priebus fue expulsado temprano para ser reemplazado por el general John Kelly, un racista pro Confederación [N de T: estados esclavistas del sur de EUA], halcón anti inmigración y ex jefe de Seguridad Nacional y del Comando Sur de los EUA.Más recientemente, Tillerson fue removido y será reemplazado por el halcón de guerra contra Irán e islamofóbico Mike Pompeo, quien fue traído de la jefatura de la CIA y está estrechamente relacionado con los hermanos Koch. Trump y Pompeo han hablado todos los días durante meses.El próximo en ser destituido fue Cohn, quien había trabajado con Trump para impulsar los gigantescos recortes de impuestos corporativos. Pero Wall Street se ha opuesto a las políticas de guerra comercial de Trump de imponer aranceles, especialmente a las importaciones desde China. Sin embargo, Trump impuso los aranceles de todos modos, aliándose a Peter Navarro, su gurú del comercio y al multimillonario negociante embaucador secretario del comercio, Wilbur Ross. Cohn fue expulsado, reemplazado como jefe del Consejo Económico Nacional por el economista marginal de Reagan, Larry Kudlow. Este vicioso economista de derechas, enemigo de la clase trabajadora, aboga por recortes tributarios corporativos aún mayores como la panacea para la economía.‘Moderados’ son también explotadores y guerreristas Sería políticamente insensato considerar al “grupo depuesto” de banqueros, generales y explotadores corporativos como “moderados”. Ciertamente, con respecto a las/os trabajadores y oprimidos dentro y fuera del país, no fueron nada moderados.McMaster y Mattis fueron comandantes en Irak y Afganistán, así como planificadores y criminales de guerra. Tillerson era el jefe de un imperio petrolero global que saqueaba los recursos de países en todos los continentes, especialmente en Medio Oriente.Cohn fue ejecutivo en Goldman Sachs, la empresa con un alto grado de responsabilidad por el colapso económico de 2007-09. Entre otras cosas, había agrupado y vendido préstamos malos de vivienda, apostando luego a que los préstamos fracasarían. Esos préstamos fallidos resultaron en ejecuciones hipotecarias y desalojos para cientos de miles de propietarias/os e inquilinas/os.Priebus, Tillerson, Cohn, McMaster y Mattis habían sido empujados a la administración de Trump desde el principio para asegurar que el amplio establecimiento de la clase dominante tuviese infuencia en las políticas. Los estrategas del imperialismo no querían que Trump destruyera su aparato político, económico y comercial mundial. Ellos han nutrido este aparato, que incluye a la ONU, el Fondo Monetario Internacional, el Banco Mundial, la OTAN, la Organización de Estados Americanos, la Organización Mundial del Comercio, el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte y varios acuerdos comerciales imperialistas, prácticas migratorias, etc. Todo esto ha sido cuidadosamente construido y mantenido minuciosamente durante décadas con el fin de fomentar los intereses imperialistas estadounidenses.La retórica de campaña de Trump se dirigió contra todas estas instituciones y políticas. La clase dominante temía especialmente los ataques de Trump contra China, el TLCAN, la OTAN y la política de inmigración, entre otras cosas. Los patronos y los banqueros sentían que necesitaban un grupo en la administración que les diera voz. Necesitaban una forma de contrarrestar a Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, Peter Navarro, etc., así como al propio Trump.Trump ahora ha silenciado las voces del establecimiento dentro de su administración, a excepción de Mattis. Nadie sabe dónde caerán las fuerzas dominantes en el Pentágono sobre la cuestión de atacar a la RPDC o Irán. Pero todas las organizaciones de masas deben prepararse para resistir una escalada en el impulso bélico.Aranceles, guerras comerciales y la clase trabajadoraLa clase dominante siempre lleva a cabo sus guerras a expensas de la clase trabajadora y las/os oprimidos. Esto se aplica tanto a las guerras militares como a las comerciales.Este hecho es invisible a la burocracia sindical. El presidente de la AFL-CIO, Richard Trumka, y el vicepresidente, Leo Gerard, jefe del Sindicato de Trabajadores del Acero, elogiaron los aranceles sobre el acero y el aluminio como una victoria para crear empleos. Estos lugartenientes sindicales de la clase dominante están tratando de proteger sus cómodas posiciones y sus enormes salarios.Mientras tanto, los aranceles costarán empleos. Y no solo los trabajos en EUA, sino también los trabajos de las/os trabajadores chinos, japoneses y coreanos debido a la contracción de la producción de acero y aluminio.China ya ha impuesto aranceles limitados a los bienes estadounidenses. Los productores de esos bienes comenzarán a despedir si los patronos no son detenidos. El periódico Workers World- Mundo Obrero del 15 de marzo informó que cuando, durante 13 meses en 2002, el presidente George Bush impuso aranceles, 200.000 trabajadoras/es perdieron sus empleos.En lugar de considerar los aranceles como una forma de conseguir empleos, los verdaderos líderes sindicales lucharían por todas/os los trabajadores siderúrgicos, mineros del carbón y otras/os trabajadores industriales cuyos empleos han sido destruidos por la tecnología de los patronos y la deslocalización. Harían a los capitalistas responsables de los despidos y el desempleo y exigirían un programa de empleo para las/os trabajadores desplazados.Los burócratas egocéntricos y cerrados de mente están elogiando los aranceles de la misma manera que lucharon por el oleoducto Dakota Access, que pisoteó los derechos de los pueblos indígenas y fue un golpe para el medio ambiente. Una verdadera mentalidad de clase trabajadora pone los intereses de toda la clase por encima de los estrechos intereses de una pequeña sección de trabajadores mejor pagados.Vale la pena señalar que Trumka y compañía hicieron poco para apoyar a las/os maestros de Virginia Occidental, quienes realizaron un heroico ataque en un estado de “derecho al trabajo” (¡trabajar por menos!).El pueblo se mueve en dirección opuesta a TrumpTrump, la clase dominante y los jefes sindicales se están moviendo en dirección de la reacción política. Pero el pueblo se está moviendo en la dirección opuesta.Más de un millón de estudiantes salieron por miles en las manifestaciones contra la Asociación Nacional del Rifle el 24 de marzo. Sus consignas eran moderadas, pero el espíritu de determinación para rechazar a los cabilderos de las armas y exponer a los políticos que toman su dinero sangriento fue algo nuevo.Más de un millón de mujeres salieron para la Marcha de las Mujeres en enero pasado para rechazar a la odiosa misoginia de Trump.El movimiento Las Vidas Negras Importan sentó las bases para la concientización de toda la sociedad sobre los asesinatos racistas policiales.El movimiento de solidaridad con las/os Soñadores de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia [DACA por sus siglas en inglés] ha creado conciencia sobre las inhumanas deportaciones y la destrucción de familias inmigrantes.La corriente reaccionaria que emana de la cúpula de la sociedad de la clase dominante está destinada a chocar eventualmente con la corriente progresista proveniente de los niveles más bajos: los sectores más pobres de las/os trabajadores, las comunidades oprimidas, las/os inmigrantes, las mujeres, la comunidad LGBTQ y las/os estudiantes. La oleada de la reacción no puede durar para siempre.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Limerick’s Commercial Vacancy Rate Rises to 15.6%

first_imgEmail Modern office boardroom interior with laptops documents on conference table and big window, empty company meeting room with no people after corporate group briefing, business real estate for rentLimerick’s commercial vacancy rate has increased by 0.4 percentage points (pp) to 15.6% according to the latest GeoView Commercial Vacancy Rates Report published by GeoDirectory today.The report, prepared by EY-DKM Economic Advisory Services, found that the commercial vacancy rate increased in all four provinces in 2019. The national commercial vacancy rate stood at 13.3% in Q4 2019, 0.1pp higher than the same period in 2018.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In total, 16 counties recorded increases in their commercial vacancy rate, with a decrease occurring in only 6 counties. Sligo, at 18.9%, was the county with the highest commercial vacancy rate. The five counties with the highest vacancy rates were all located in Connacht, a sign of the prominent east-west divide in terms of commercial activity.At 10.1%, Meath recorded the lowest commercial vacancy rate in the country, followed by Kerry (10.7%), Wexford (10.9%), Westmeath (11.6%) and Cork (11.7%). The commercial vacancy rate in Dublin was 12%, 1.3pp lower than the national average.Almost a quarter (23.5%) of all commercial properties in Ireland are located in Dublin, equating to 49,812 commercial address points. The three Ulster counties of Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan accounted for only 7.8% of the national total, while Munster and Connacht had 28.9% and 13.7% of the national total respectively.Edenderry in Co. Offaly, at 29.1%, was the town with the highest commercial vacancy rate in the country. Ballybofey in Co. Donegal dropped to second place in the list after registering a 3pp drop in commercial vacancies in 2019. The rate in the town now stands at 27.7%.In Limerick, Newcastle West was the area with the highest commercial vacancy rate at 21.3%. Abbeyfeale had the lowest vacancy rate at 16.4%.Ten Year Commercial Property TrendsThe GeoView Commercial Property Report also highlights the developing trends in commercial property usage over the past decade. Through the analysis of urban areas in the Greater Dublin Area, Cork, Galway, Waterford, Kilkenny and Limerick, the GeoDirectory data shows the changing uses of the Irish commercial property sector.Thanks to an increased focus on health and fitness, there has been a significant rise in the number of gyms in urban areas over the past decade. From a total of just 311 gyms in 2010, the figure stood at 831 in 2019, representing a 167% increase.In the last ten years there has been a 58% increase in the number of cafés in main urban areas, while there has only been a 3.1% increase in the number of bars in the same areas over the same period of time.The number of commercial properties offering beauty/men’s grooming services has also increased notably, rising by 22% over the last ten years.Commenting on the GeoView Commercial Property Report, Dara Keogh, CEO GeoDirectory said, “GeoDirectory’s recent commercial property reports have shown that there is a deepening divide between the east and west of the country in terms of economic activity, and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down.The report also provides a fascinating insight into the changing nature of commercial property usage. For example, the cultural trend of health and wellness has seen a 167% increase in the number of gyms in the country over the past ten years, while the number of café’s in main urban centres has increased by over 50%.”Annette Hughes, Director, EY-DKM Economic Advisory said, “The persistently high national commercial vacancy rate, 13.3% in this latest GeoView report, is difficult to reconcile with the strong economic recovery experienced over the past six years. With 16 counties recording increases in vacancy rates, this is a cause for concern.One reason for this could be that the economic recovery has not fully expanded to all areas of Ireland. With almost one quarter of all commercial address points in Ireland located in Dublin and one-third in the Greater Dublin Area, the figure increases to 50% when Cork and Galway are included.This suggests that economic activity is concentrated in a small number of counties. Similarly, the ever-increasing level of internet shopping may also be contributing to the high commercial vacancy rates in many towns across the country.”The GeoDirectory database is the most comprehensive address database of commercial and residential properties in the Republic of Ireland. A copy of the GeoView Residential Buildings Report is attached in PDF format and is available at www.geodirectory.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleGardaí appeal for public assistance in locating missing Limerick teenagerNext articleRecord numbers for Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the year Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook Print WhatsAppcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post LimerickNewsLimerick’s Commercial Vacancy Rate Rises to 15.6%By Staff Reporter – February 25, 2020 249 last_img read more

Life cycles of Calanoides acutus, Calanus simillimus and Rhincalanus gigas (Copepoda: Calanoida) within the Scotia Sea

first_imgThe life cycles and distribution of three dominant copepods,Calanoides acutus, Calanus simillimus andRhincalanus gigas were studied from the “Discovery” collections in the Scotia Sea earlier this century.C. simillimus is a sub-Antarctic species which mates in the top 250 m mainly in spring. The rapid development of the summer generation may allow a second mating period and a smaller second generation to appear in late summer.C. simillimus remains in the surface layers for a longer period thanCalanoides acutus orR. gigas, and its depth distribution is bimodal throughout the winter.R. gigas is most abundant in sub-Antarctic waters to the north of the Polar Front. It mates within the top 750 m later in spring, and development seems less synchronised than that of the other two species, with egg laying and the growth season being more protracted. Stages CIII and CIV are reached by the first autumn and further development resumes very early the following spring. It is not clear whether the majority then spawn or whether a further year may be needed to complete the life cycle. The predominantly Antarctic species,C. acutus mates below 750 m in middle to late winter and the summer generation develops rapidly to either CIV or CV. Its lifespan seems typically 1 yr, but some of the CVs which fail to moult and spawn in winter survive into their second summer, and their subsequent fate is uncertain. The cold-water speciesCalanus propinquus is comparatively rare in the Scotia Sea and aspects of its distribution and life cycle are briefly described for comparison. Regional variations in the timing of these events were apparent forC. simillimus and possiblyCalanoides acutus, but were not seen inR. gigas. Their geographic and vertical separation, together with their asynchronous life cycles support the concept of habitat-partitioning of these dominant herbivores.last_img read more

Interplanetary transfer of photosynthesis: an experimental demonstration of a selective dispersal filter in planetary island biogeography

first_imgWe launched a cryptoendolithic habitat, made of a gneissic impactite inoculated with Chroococcidiopsis sp., into Earth orbit. After orbiting the Earth for 16 days, the rock entered the Earth’s atmosphere and was recovered in Kazakhstan. The heat of entry ablated and heated the rock to a temperature well above the upper temperature limit for life to below the depth at which light levels are insufficient for photosynthetic organisms (5 mm), thus killing all of its photosynthetic inhabitants. This experiment shows that atmospheric transit acts as a strong biogeographical dispersal filter to the interplanetary transfer of photosynthesis. Following atmospheric entry we found that a transparent, glassy fusion crust had formed on the outside of the rock. Re-inoculated Chroococcidiopsis grew preferentially under the fusion crust in the relatively unaltered gneiss beneath. Organisms under the fusion grew approximately twice as fast as the organisms on the control rock. Thus, the biologically destructive effects of atmospheric transit can generate entirely novel and improved endolithic habitats for organisms on the destination planetary body that survive the dispersal filter. The experiment advances our understanding of how island biogeography works on the interplanetary scale.last_img read more

Ocean forcing of glacier retreat in the western Antarctic Peninsula

first_imgIn recent decades, hundreds of glaciers draining the Antarctic Peninsula (63° to 70°S) have undergone systematic and progressive change. These changes are widely attributed to rapid increases in regional surface air temperature, but it is now clear that this cannot be the sole driver. Here, we identify a strong correspondence between mid-depth ocean temperatures and glacier-front changes along the ~1000-kilometer western coastline. In the south, glaciers that terminate in warm Circumpolar Deep Water have undergone considerable retreat, whereas those in the far northwest, which terminate in cooler waters, have not. Furthermore, a mid-ocean warming since the 1990s in the south is coincident with widespread acceleration of glacier retreat. We conclude that changes in ocean-induced melting are the primary cause of retreat for glaciers in this region.last_img read more

Housing market makes a slow start to 2019 caused by ‘Brexit hesitancy’

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Housing market makes a slow start to 2019 caused by ‘Brexit hesitancy’ previous nextHousing MarketHousing market makes a slow start to 2019 caused by ‘Brexit hesitancy’Latest Rightmove report reveals continuing house price drops in London and patchy growth outside.Nigel Lewis21st January 201902,072 Views The UK and particularly London and the South East have experienced the slowest start to the year for seven years, says Rightmove, caused by ‘buyer hesitancy’.Asking prices in London have dropped by 1.5% this month and all bar six of its 33 boroughs experienced reducing prices including Southwark where they plummeted by 5.2%.Nationally house prices increased by just 0.4% during what is supposed to be the busiest month of the year, the portal says, as new sellers “realise they have less pricing power than usual given the current market backdrop, especially in the south”.Rightmove says this is due in part to the uncertainty created by Brexit, and that the national average asking price now stands at £297,000.‘Patchy’Outside London the picture is more buoyant but patchy. In the South East prices increased by just 0.2% and in the South West by 0.6%. In the East of England asking prices increased by 0.8% while the North West saw the strongest uplift (2.6%) followed by Yorkshire and the Humber (1.3%).Both Wales and the West Midlands experienced weaker demand and lower prices, including a drop of nearly 2% in Wales.David Plumtree, Chief Executive of Connells, says: “2019 has started off in encouraging fashion in respect of market appraisals and instructions, both of which are ahead of the first two weeks of last year.“As expected, we continue to see a shortage of buyers despite having more available stock, and this is more pronounced in London and the East.“Brexit concerns are, of course, the cause for hesitancy amongst buyers and we don’t expect any change in this until we see some certainty.”Rightmove asking prices Brexit January 21, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Finalists express anger over mistake during Law exam

first_imgLaw finalists have expressed anger over missing materials in an exam on Tuesday.Seven students in the extra-time room were asked to start their Tort exam without Tort Case Lists, which are meant to be one of the materials provided.One student affected, who asked to remain anonymous, told Cherwell, “In the Tort exam this morning, we were originally given Contract Case Lists. When I brought it up, they took them away but didn’t send anyone to go and look for them for around 10 minutes, which put us past the start time of the exam.“When I complained they said, ‘Do you even need them?’ They then tried to start the exam without us having the case list, and the whole room complained.“It was at this point that they said, ‘We’re under just as much pressure as you are,’ which obviously caused the whole room to scoff. The cases turned up eventually, but they set us off writing one by one instead of all at once, meaning the people who received their exam papers last ended up getting less time.“It seems like a frivolous complaint, but when you’re already nervous about the paper you’re about to sit and there are these sorts of problems, it really makes you panic and lose focus. It took me at least 10-15 minutes to calm down and refocus, so I’m hoping it hasn’t affected my grade.”Benjamin Ong, a postgraduate Law student, said, “Having completed the same exams last year, I understand that materials provided for use during exams, such as case lists and statute books, can be very important to those who have prepared for their exams on the understanding that these materials will be readily available.“It is no answer to say that candidates do not or should not need them. Firstly, candidates are, quite simply, according to the Examiners’ Edict, entitled to use them. Secondly, reliance on them is not a sign of being ill-prepared, for they serve the important functions of refreshing candidates’ memories and acting as checklists to make sure that answers address the appropriate range of issues.”A number of students expressed their discontentment on Facebook group Overheard at Oxford Uni. Cherwell understands that a number of students are intending to submit official complaints.A spokesperson from the University said, “The correct exam materials were quickly given to the seven candidates who did not have them. These candidates started and ended the exam ten minutes later than scheduled, so they lost no overall exam time.”last_img read more

WHY?

first_img WHY?GAVEL GAMUT By Jim RedwineSurprisingly to me some people actually read last week’s column about a memorial to justice on the courthouse campus. There were telephone calls, personal inquiries and Facebook posts. Thank you everyone! It speaks well for Posey County that people today are taking an interest in recognizing a terrible injustice that previous Posey County citizens committed and perpetuated by silence over one hundred years ago.I have been a citizen of this fair county since 1976 and have been deeply involved in our legal system. From 1976-79 I served as the Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, from 1979-80 as County Attorney to the Board of Commissioners, from 1976-81 as a practicing attorney, from 1981-83 as judge in what was then the Posey County Court (now the Posey Superior Court) and from 1983 to 2019 as the Posey Circuit Court Judge. And while I will retire as a full-time judge December 31, 2018, the Indiana Supreme Court has appointed me as a Senior Judge for 2019. In other words, I have had and have some responsibility for aiding in the administration of justice in Posey County.Therefore, I believe it is my duty to help seek justice, at least in memory, for the seven men who were murdered during one week in October 1878. The murderers included two hundred white Posey County men who were aided by the silent complicity of the rest of our citizens. Since I first found out about these murders I have spoken and written about the events. The following is the Preface of my historical novel JUDGE LYNCH! that was published in July 2008.PREFACEOn March 14, 1990, I spoke to the Posey County Coterie Literary Society in the courtroom of the Posey Circuit Court in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. As a thank you, the Society presented me with William P. Leonard’s History and Directory of Posey County (182. The presentation was made by the Society’s President, Ilse Horacek. I read the book the following weekend and was struck by three brief paragraphs found at page 101:“Annie McCool, a white prostitute, was murdered at Mt. Vernon, by some unknown person, in September, 1878. Her murderer was supposed to have been a negro paramour.  Daniel Harris, a negro, on October 11, 1878, shot and killed Cyrus Oscar Thomas, a son of Geo. W. Thomas, Esq., of Mt. Vernon, while the latter was in discharge of his duty as Deputy Sheriff. Harris was indicted by the grand jury at the October term of the Circuit Court in 1878, and at the August term of that court in 1881, the prosecutor, William H. Gudgel, entered a nolle prosequi.It is supposed by some and denied by others that Harris was murdered by the friends of his victim who disposed of his body by means which will forever leave its whereabouts a mystery.  James Good, Jeff Hopkins, Wm. Chambers and Edward Warner, all colored, were hanged October 12, 1878, by a body of unknown men, from trees in the Public Square, at Mt. Vernon for murders and other heinous acts committed by them during that year.”I could not find any further description of these events that had occurred right outside my court chambers so I contacted Ilse who brought me a copy of the Western Star newspaper of October 17, 1878, that she had pieced together from the microfilm records stored at the Alexandrian Public Library in Mt. Vernon.As a German child during World War II, Ilse observed firsthand the denial of civil rights by those in power. After marrying a soldier from Posey County whom she met in Germany, Ilse made her home inMt. Vernon and has always been vigilant in the cause of equal justice for all. Ilse pointed me to other sources for more information. One thing that I personally observed was the four old hangman’s nooses that are still on display at the Posey County Jail. On May 21, 1992, I took those nooses to be props for a speech I had been asked to give on the 1991 Rodney King police brutality case to our local Kiwanis Club. The reaction of the crowd of business and professional leaders to my comparison of the 1991 case in Los Angeles to the 1878 lynchings in Posey County was a surprise to me. That is when I began in earnest to search through the old court records in the courthouse catacombs and the Indiana State Archives. I have also written about the events of October 1878 several times over the last few years in my weekly column, “Gavel Gamut”. The column appears in our three Posey County newspapers, The Mt. Vernon Democrat, The Posey County News, and the recently revived Western Star as well as The Carmi Times in Illinois.Each October for the past three years I have reprised the murders and the cover-up. On numerous occasions I have solicited family diaries or records, such as a copy of the photograph Glenn and Kenneth Curtis saw in the 1950’s. Perhaps this book may help bring out more facts.The Harrison family is often referred to in news accounts and even court records as Harris. For the sake of consistency, Harrison is used throughout this book. Much of this novel is rooted in fact. But, because many in the white community of 1878 had good reason to avoid exposure and many in the black community were driven out, I have taken poetic license to tell the story and call for such atonement as may be possible.Jim Redwine, May 2008That is WHY. Why NOW you might ask? Because there has been no atonement, no recognition, no justice and no memorial for 140 years. The time is now.!Want to read other Gavel Gamut articles? Go to www.jamesmredwine.comOr “Like” us on Facebook at JPegRanchBooksandKnittingFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more