Skilled doctor faces deportation

first_img Previous Article Next Article A doctor who fled persecution in his native Iraq has been told he cannotstay in the UK and is facing deportation. London-based Dr Salim Elyas, 26, has been offered a clinical attachment by aconsultant surgeon in Yorkshire but he is unable to afford the costs involvedin taking it up. He is living on £35 a week, paid in vouchers. Dr Elyas is one of many refugee doctors in the UK who are unable topractise, despite major shortages in the NHS. He was taught English and has passed an IELTS test, which is required beforeoverseas doctors can take the General Medical Council’s examination to join theUK medical register. Dr Elyas faces a race against time to pass the GMC’s exam while his appeal againstdeportation is considered by the Home Office. He says he is desperate to work as a doctor again. Dr Edwin Borman, chairman of the British Medical Association’s internationalcommittee, said doctors who could show good reasons why they should not be senthome should be given refugee status. The Home Office said, “We do not comment on individual cases.” Comments are closed. Skilled doctor faces deportationOn 9 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

New laws will shake up way HR operates

Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article New laws will shake up way HR operatesOn 8 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Companies face a massiveculture change in how they deal with staff following publication of governmentproposals on two vital pieces of employment legislation.First, the Government hasoutlined plans for implementing the Information and Consultation Directive(ICD) that will encourage employers to consult at an earlier stage and in moredetail, on all issues affecting employees. These include job security, termsand conditions of employment, restructuring, plans to sell, and any businessstrategy, which might directly impact on people in the workplace.Many may balk at this, butthe reality is that it is in the employers’ interests to play ball. Firms thattake the initiative will be able to set their own agendas and introduceconsultation arrangements that suit them.If they don’t, they riskhaving work councils imposed upon them. Under the proposals, employers willhave to introduce information and consultation arrangements if just 10 per centof the workforce request them. If a voluntary agreement cannot be reached,firms risk being forced to create a works council and will then face rigidconsultation requirements.The second and just assignificant announcement by the DTI regarded plans to introduce legislationoutlawing age discrimination at work.Employers will have to reviewall HR policies to ensure they don’t purposely or inadvertently discriminateagainst older staff. This will protect them from discrimination claims, butjust as important, it will help them become employers of choice for older staff.Organisations that struggle to recruit and retain older staff will also battleto compete.Both pieces of legislationpresent the HR profession with a significant challenge that must be taken upnow, even though the ICD does not become law until 2005 and age discriminationuntil 2006.New policies and focusedtraining will have to be developed months in advance if organisations are goingto stand any chance of being prepared for the new laws.Firms need to begin educatingand preparing their senior and line managers for both these landmark changesright now.By Penny Wilson, deputy editor ofPersonnel Today read more

Day 3 of State Track: Championship Day

first_imgWayne placed second (3:40.88) as the Badgers were represented by Logan Chappell, Bryant Pace, West Saunders and Wyatt VanOrden. In the 2-A girls shot put, Gracie Moysh of Gunnison Valley (34-11) placed second. Brinley Mason of North Sevier (34-00.75) finished third. Kaydee Marshall of Beaver placed fourth (33-10). Kayee Hafen of Beaver placed eighth (31-08). Valley’s Cameron Franklin is the 1-A 200-meter dash boys champion (22.92 seconds). Bret Beebe of Milford placed second (23.05). Kanyon Lamb of Panguitch finished third (23.73). Gaige Hardy of Milford (24.31) finished fifth. Russell Walker of Milford placed sixth (24.34) and Panguitch’s Riley Certonio placed eighth (24.40). In 1-A, the Panguitch girls won their 13th all-time state title, and seventh in a row, dating back to 2013. The Bobcats outlasted a spirited effort from Milford, prevailing 142-136. Piute, putting forth a gallant effort, placed third with 67 points. Bryce Valley finished fifth with 39 points. Wayne tied with Wendover for sixth with 36 points. Escalante placed 12th with 7 points. Valley tied Pinnacle and Whitehorse for 13th place with 5 points. Adi Nielson of Delta took the 3-A state title in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles (44.64). Savannah Nielson of Delta placed second (45.65). Melissa Crane of Richfield finished fourth (46.48). Kenzie Jones of South Sevier placed sixth (48.73). Emilia Anderson of Juab finished seventh (48.97). Milford placed third (55.07 seconds). The Tigers were represented by Teigyn Fields, Trinity Mayer, Kinsey Williams and Paige James. In the 1-A boys’ 100-meter dash, Milford’s Bret Beebe took the state title (11.26 seconds), narrowly edging Valley’s Cameron Franklin (11.31 seconds). Kanyon Lamb of Panguitch placed third (11.68). Gaige Hardy of Milford placed fifth (11.80) and Bryson Barnes of Milford placed sixth (11.86). Juab placed second (50.88 seconds). The Wasps in this event were Willow Kay, Jakell Oliver, Bayli Heap and Ronnie Walker. In the boys’ 3-A long jump, Juab’s Gavin Howarth (21-05) took the state title. Trey Brough of Delta placed second (21-04.75). Britton Smith of Delta placed fourth (20-03.75). Clarence Kool of Juab placed fifth (20-00.50). Matthew Jessop of Juab finished seventh (19-07.75). In the 1-A girls’ 200-meter dash, Piute’s Vanessa Delgado earned another individual state title (27.69). Her teammate, Myndi Morgan, (28.12) placed third. Hali Peterson of Wayne finished fourth (28.20). Bryce Valley’s Morgan Platt placed fifth (28.39). Alexa Walker of Milford finished sixth (28.40) and Taylor Alger, also of Milford, placed eighth (28.75). Taylia Norris of Panguitch won the girls’ 1600-meter run in 1-A (5:22.88). Kinley Spaulding of Milford placed second (5:35.20). Abigail Holman of Panguitch finished fourth (5:54.88). Akaydeh Livingston of Milford finished fifth (5:57.84). Delta’s Derek Smith placed fourth in the 3-A boys 100-meter dash (11.46 seconds) and Brigham Perry finished eighth (11.67) for Juab. In the 2-A boys 300-meter hurdles, Millard’s Tilden Kesler (41.50) narrowly edged Beaver’s Jaden Fails (41.63) to win the state title. John Whitaker of Millard (42.11) placed third. Kanab’s Justus Waters-Tait (42.14) finished fourth. Sam Marshal of Millard placed fifth (42.79) and Kanab’s Dustin Bistline (42.86) and Jarom Johnson (42.92) finished sixth and seventh, respectively. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Saturday, at Robison Track on the campus of Brigham Young University, state championships were decided for boys and girls in all classifications of Utah High School Activities Association sports. In the 2-A girls javelin, Mary Degraffenreid of Millard placed second (108-10.25), North Sevier’s Brinley Mason placed sixth (100-00.75) and Brinley Unsworth of Kanab finished seventh (99-10.50). This, of course, included various schools in the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area. Juab placed third (3:29.84) as the Wasps were represented by Coltin Fletcher, Tyler Dinkel, Dason Day and Brigham Perry. In the 1-A boys discus, Panguitch’s Dallen Torgersen placed second (109-07.75). For the 3-A girls, Delta captured its second state title and first since 1996. The Rabbits amassed 94 points to second-place Juab’s 85 points. Richfield placed sixth with 54 points. North Sanpete finished 11th with 24 points. South Sevier was 12th with 19 points. Manti symmetrically placed 13th with 13 points. In the 2-A boys’ 400-meter dash, Nathan Despain (51.67), Shade Woodard (51.73) and Tilden Kesler (53.14) placed second through fourth respectively for Millard. In the 2-A boys long jump, Beaver’s Porter Albrecht took the state title (21-07.75). Kaleb Barney of Beaver placed fourth (19-08.25). Kort Sorenson of Gunnison Valley placed seventh (18-11.50). In the 1-A boys’ 4 x 400 relay, Panguitch took the state title (3:40.80). In this event, the Bobcats were represented by Paxton Wolfley, Marc Certonio, Kevin Bridges and Riley Certonio. The 3-A girls meet came to an end with Delta winning the 4 x 400 relay (4:07.48). In this event, the Rabbits were represented by Savannah Nielson, Megan Atkinson, Kaeshay Brough and Adi Nielson. In the 3-A boys’ 110-meter hurdles, Manti’s Trevor Robinson placed second (15.75). His teammate, Josh Blauer, placed third (15.86). Jaymen Brough of Delta placed eighth (16.35). In the 1-A boys’ 1600-meter run, Kristopher Nez of Bryce Valley placed second (4:46.14). Porter Schoppe of Panguitch finished third (4:47.65). Wayne’s West Saunders finished seventh (4:55.73) and Bryce Valley’s Brock Syrett placed eighth (5:01.29). In the 1-A girls’ javelin, Brynnli Nelson of Wayne took the state title (118-00.50). Mataya Barney of Panguitch placed second (111-07.25). Kaelynn Cox of Panguitch placed third (106-00.50). Karlee Eyre of Panguitch placed fifth (101-07). Amy Cox of Valley placed sixth (94-01.25). Kiesa Miller of Panguitch placed seventh (93-10) and Jacelin Hardy of Milford finished eighth (93-08.50). In the 2-A boys’ 110-meter hurdles, Kanab’s Justus Waters-Tait (16.27) placed second. Sean Gray of Kanab placed third (16.70). Dayne Stewart of Millard finished fourth (16.85). John Whitaker of Millard finished seventh (17.09). In the boys’ 400-meter dash in 1-A, Milford’s Bryson Barnes (51.87) took the state title. Cameron Franklin of Valley placed second (51.93). Bret Beebe (53.55) and Russell Walker (53.59) placed third and fourth, respectively. Riley Certonio of Panguitch placed fifth (54.05). Westyn Clark of Bryce Valley finished seventh (55.28) and Kevin Bridges of Panguitch placed eighth (55.38). Panguitch placed second (47.41 seconds), tying with Monticello. In this event, the Bobcats were represented by Jevin Savage, Marc Certonio, Kevin Bridges and Riley Certonio. In the 3-A girls javelin, Delta’s Jacky Hatch placed second (118-01.25). Valerie Clark of Juab finished third (116-01). Shayley Fowles of Delta placed seventh (108-08). In the 1-A girls high jump, Kenzie Sudweeks of Piute (4 feet-11 inches) won the state title. Tana Frandsen of Panguitch tied for fifth (4 feet-7 inches) with Savannah Peterson of Tintic and Kaitlyn Stubbs of Water Canyon. Hanna Williams of Wayne finished eighth (4 feet-7 inches). Williams finished eighth because it took her more repetitions to reach this height than her competitors. To conclude the 1-A girls’ portion of the meet, Bryce Valley won the 4 x 400 relay (4:26.69). The Mustangs were led by Morgan Platt, Kezli Floyd, Brooklyn Syrett and Kristen Stewart. Milford placed second (4:27.52). The Tigers in this event were Paige James, Aliza Woolsey, Brynley Wunderlich and Taylor Alger. Panguitch placed third (4:31.50). In this event, the Bobcats were paced by Kyan Orton, Lacey Marshall, Brooklyn Brinkerhoff and Kiesa Miller. In the 1-A girls 400-meter dash, Vanessa Delgado of Piute won the state title (1:01.53). Taylor Alger of Milford placed second (1:01.59). Myndi Morgan of Piute finished fourth (1:02.42). Alexa Walker (1:05.08) and Madysen Griffiths (1:05.11) of Milford placed fifth and sixth respectively and Lilly Steed of Escalante finished seventh (1:05.20). In the 1-A girls shot put, Panguitch’s Kambree Fullmer (33-00.50 feet) took the state title. Piute’s Emri Roberts (31-00.75) placed third. Madysen Griffiths of Milford finished fourth (30-11.75). Karlee Eyre of Panguitch finished sixth (30-07.25) and Ayline Vega of Milford placed eighth (30-01.50). The 2-A girls meet concluded with Millard placing third in the 4 x 400 relay (4:23.41). The Eagles were represented by Paige Cummings, Hailey Bramon, Hannah Koyle and Mary Degraffenreid. In the 1-A girls 100-meter dash, freshman Alexa Walker of Milford (13.39 seconds) won the state title. Morgan Platt of Bryce Valley (13.64) finished third. Madysen Griffiths of Milford placed sixth (13.81) and Vanessa Delgado of Piute placed seventh (13.81). Taylor Alger of Milford finished eighth (14.01). In the 2-A girls 100-meter dash, Beaver’s Brooklyn Crum placed fifth (13.40 seconds). Bethany Nording of Kanab placed eighth (13.54). The 3-A girls 100-meter dash saw Juab’s Ronnie Walker (12.58 seconds) capture the state title. Isabelle Hightower placed second for North Sanpete (12.85). The wildly popular Hightower also participated in the Miss Mt. Pleasant Pageant Saturday evening. Passion Reitz of Richfield finished third (13.05). Delta’s Megan Atkinson (13.16 seconds) and Jordyn Nielson (13.18 seconds) placed fifth and sixth respectively. Brandy Stratten of Delta placed eighth (13.35). The 2-A boys discus champion is Beaver’s Treyson Harris (147-00.50). Braxton Brewer of Millard (103-05.75) placed seventh. In the 2-A girls mile, Katy Kelly of Millard (5:31.77) earned the state title. Audrey Camp of Millard placed second (5:33.89). Sheilah Cheruiyot (5:41.36) and Ashley Lagat (5:49.62) placed fourth and sixth respectively for Wasatch Academy and Millard’s Ember Moat (5:50.89) finished seventh. Concluding the 2-A boys meet in the 4 x 400 was Millard taking the state title in this relay (3:34.74). The Eagles were represented by Alex Wall, Graydee Warren, Tilden Kesler and Nathan Despain. The 3-A boys’ 1600-meter champion is Richfield’s Hayden Harward (4:26.07) and Nick Woolsey of Richfield placed eighth (4:41.87). In the 1-A boys long jump, Wayne’s Wyatt VanOrden placed second (19-11.75). Bryant Pace of Wayne placed fourth (18-08.75). Westyn Clark of Bryce Valley finished sixth (18-03.75). In the girls’ 3-A 200-meter dash, Ronnie Walker took the title (25.72 seconds). Isabelle Hightower of North Sanpete placed second (26.40). Megan Atkinson of Delta finished fifth (26.79). Jordyn Nielson of Delta placed eighth (27.26 seconds). In the 3-A boys discus, North Sanpete’s Laramie Roberts finished third (124-01). Juab’s Ty Durbin finished fourth (123-11.50). Mason Wolforth of Juab placed eighth (118-06.75). In the 3-A boys’ 400-meter dash, Kade Jensen of Richfield finished second (49.29). Oran Finlinson of Delta placed fourth (51.72). Wyatt Roberts of North Sanpete finished fifth (52.38) and Jaden Sterner of Manti finished sixth (52.38). *Roberts and Sterner technically tied, but Roberts was granted fifth place. Delta’s Adi Nielson took the 3-A 400-meter dash title (58.24). Passion Reitz of Richfield placed third (1:01.16). Bayli Heap of Juab placed fourth (1:01.33) and Sharlie Alder of Manti finished seventh (1:03.46). The 1-A boys 4 x 100 relay champions were the Milford Tigers (46.01 seconds). Carson Cox, Gaige Hardy, Paxton Henrie and Russell Walker led Milford in this event. Panguitch placed second (54.88 seconds) and the Bobcats in the race were Hallie Palmer, Kiesa Miller, Brianna Stowe and Tana Frandsen. In the 2-A boys’ 1600-meter run, Millard’s Shade Woodard finished third (4:41.63), Clay Shakespear of Kanab placed fourth (4:42.17) and Millard’s Jaren Camp placed fifth (4:43.69). For the 1-A boys, Monticello edged Panguitch 123.5-114 to win their second all-time state track and field championship and first since 2016. Milford placed third with 106 points. Valley placed fourth with 56 points. Wayne finished fifth with 39.5 points. Bryce Valley placed seventh with 35 points. Piute finished 10th with 14 points. May 18, 2019 /Sports News – Local Day 3 of State Track: Championship Day In the 2-A boys 4 x 100 relay, Millard placed second (45.73 seconds). The Eagles in this event were Alex Wall, Sam Marshal, Graydee Warren and John Whitaker. North Sevier’s Riley Ogden (11.56 seconds) placed second in the 2-A boys 100-meter dash. Nathan Despain of Millard fiished sixth (11.73). Ethan Carter of Gunnison Valley placed seventh (11.75). In the 3-A girls shot put, Manti’s Sanilati Takeiaho placed fourth (33-10.75). Tairei Laupapa of North Sanpete placed fifth (32-10.50). Haylee Christenson of Delta placed 7th (32-01.50). None of the 2-A teams in the Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network coverage area medaled in the 4 x 100 relay. Finishing third was Juab (4:13.75). The Wasps were represented by Emilia Anderson, Willow Kay, Marissa Hall and Bayli Heap. Tags: Track Kaitlyn Hemond of Beaver (49.52) placed fourth in the 2-A girls’ 300-meter hurdles. Grayce Glover of Kanab (52.03) finished eighth in the event. For the 3-A boys, Morgan won their first state title since 1996, amassing 96.5 points. Delta finished fourth with 65 points. Richfield placed fifth with 60 points. Juab finished sixth with 57 points. North Sanpete placed ninth with 28 points. Manti finished 10th with 22 points. Finally, South Sevier placed 14th with 4.5 points. Gunnison Valley’s Jade Wimmer won the 2-A 200-meter dash state title for the girls (25.87). Kaitlyn Hemond of Beaver placed sixth (27.60). Bethany Nording of Kanab finished seventh (27.72) and Brooklyn Crum of Beaver placed eighth (27.92). In the 3-A boys’ 200-meter dash, Brigham Perry of Juab placed fifth (23.59) and Delta’s Derek Smith placed sixth (23.61). His teammate, Oran Finlinson, actually tied with him tehchnically at 23.61 seconds, but placed seventh. In the 3-A girls mile, Juab’s Marissa Hall placed third (5:30.17) with Nora Foster of Richfield placing seventh (5:36.45) and North Sanpete’s Aubry Cook placed eighth (5:37.85). In the 3-A boys’ 4 x 400, Richfield took the state title (3:27.58). The Wildcats in this event were Kyson Grant, Ian Bate, Hayden Harward and Kade Jensen. For the 2-A boys, Millard won its 7th all-time state championship, routing Parowan 130-92. Kanab placed third with 87 points. Beaver finished fourth with 70 points. North Sevier placed 10th with 20 points. Gunnison Valley finished 11th with 10 points. In the 1-A girls 100-meter hurdles, Wayne’s Brynnli Nelson placed second (17.36), Paige James (17.49), Aliza Woolsey (17.73) and Brynley Wunderlich of Milford (17.94) placed third, fourth and fifth, respectively. Kenzie Sudweeks of Piute placed seventh (18.09). In the 2-A 100-meter hurdles, Rylee Miller of Milard (17.99) placed fifth. Savannah Nielson of Delta is the 3-A 100-meter hurdles champion (15.43 seconds). Melissa Crane of Richfield placed third (15.70). In individual events, commencing with the 1-A girls 4 x 100 relay, Piute won the state title (53.49 seconds). The Thunderbirds were represented by Myndi Morgan, Vanessa Delgado, Tyree King and Jordyn Kennedy. In the 3-A boys 300-meter hurdles, Jaymen Brough of Delta (40.51) placed fourth. Ian Bate of Richfield (41.27) placed sixth. In the 1-A boys 300-meter hurdles, Panguitch’s Kanyon Lamb (41.57 seconds) took the state title. Gaige Hardy of Milford placed third (44.10). Jevin Savage of Panguitch finished fourth (44.53). Richfield placed second (4:13.43). The Wildcats were represented by Haydn Black, Kate Robinson, Nora Foster and Passion Reitz. Beaver placed third in the 4 x 400 (3:36.65) as the Beavers in this event were Jaden Fails, Kaleb Barney, Spencer Williams and Hunter Carter. Finishing third was Milford (3:41.35). The Tigers were represented by Blake Barnes, Paxton Henrie, Michael Roxburgh and Russell Walker. For the 2-A girls, the North Summit Braves built upon their previously-existing state record with their 19th state championship. The Braves amassed 143 points to second-place Millard’s 99 points. Gunnison Valley placed eighth with 33 points. Beaver finished ninth with 31 points. Kanab placed 10th with 28 points. Wasatch Academy finished 11th with 23 points. North Sevier placed 13th with 14 points. The 1-A boys’ 110-meter hurdle champion is Panguitch’s Kanyon Lamb (15.95 seconds). Bryson Barnes of Milford placed second (16.15). Jevin Savage of Panguitch placed third (17.08). In the 1-A girls’ 300-meter hurdles, Kinley Spaulding of Milford (48.88) took the state title. Aliza Woolsey of Milford placed second (49.55). Hallie Palmer of Panguitch placed fourth (51.24), Brynley Wunderlich of Milford placed fifth (51.50). Paige James of Milford finished eighth (51.79). In the 3-A girls’ 4 x 100 relay, Delta took the state title in 49.86 seconds. The Rabbits in this race were Jordyn Nielson, Savannah Nielson, Adi Nielson and Megan Atkinson. In the 3-A girls high jump, Kenzie Jones of South Sevier (5 feet-3 inches) placed second with Brooklynn Hunter of Juab finishing third (5-3) and her teammate, Rhiannon West, placing fourth (5-1). Kiysa Gorley of Delta placed sixth (4-11). In the 2-A girls high jump, Millard’s Rylee Miller placed third (4 feet-9 inches), tying with Parowan’s Gabby Hasemeyer. Millard’s Hailey Bramon placed fifth (4 feet-9 inches) and her teammate, Mary Degraffenreid placed seventh (4 feet-9 inches). In the 2-A girls 400-meter dash, Jade Wimmer of Gunnison Valley took the state title (58.66). Millard’s Audrey Camp (1:00.81) and Katy Kelly (1:00.88) placed fourth and fifth respectively. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

Lord Mayor of Westminster visits her namesake warship

first_img View post tag: Royal Navy Share this article April 26, 2016 The Lord Mayor of Westminster swapped her chain of office for industrial safety gear during a visit to her namesake warship which is nearing the end of a huge upgrade in Portsmouth, UK.Lady Christabel Flight was given a comprehensive tour of the new-look HMS Westminster which included a close-up inspection of its Sea Ceptor Weapon system, 997 radar and sonar capability.The Lord Mayor, whose one-year term of office ends next month, has taken a keen interest in the ship during her tenure.She said: “My relationship with HMS Westminster has been a real highlight of my tenure and I hope to maintain those close links into the future. I would like to wish HMS Westminster and her ship’s company all the very best for her regeneration and return to the operational fleet.”The ship’s Senior Naval Officer, Lieutenant Commander Chris L’Amie, said: “It was a real pleasure to welcome the Lord Mayor to HMS Westminster. Throughout Lady Flight’s year in office she has been a great friend to the ship. “Our affiliation to her office remains one of our most active and valuable relationships and we look forward to building upon it in the future.”The affiliation will be further cemented next month when the crew attends the Lord Mayor’s end-of-office reception, and in June they will return to support some of Westminster’s civic ceremonies in London.Image: Royal Navy Training & Educationcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today Lord Mayor of Westminster visits her namesake warship Lord Mayor of Westminster visits her namesake warship View post tag: HMS Westminsterlast_img read more

US Navy’s 14th EPF to be named Cody

first_img Authorities navaltoday View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s 14th expeditionary fast transport ship to be named Cody US Navy’s 14th expeditionary fast transport ship to be named Cody September 6, 2019, by View post tag: Austalcenter_img The newest US Navy expeditionary fast transport (EPF) ship will be named Cody, the US Navy Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced.Named in honor of the city of Cody, Wyoming, future USNS Cody will be the first US Navy ship to bear the name.“The people of Cody are staunch supporters of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team and it is fitting to name a ship in honor of this great city,” Spencer said. “I am pleased that the spirit of Cody will live on in the future USNS Cody (T-EPF-14).”EPFs transport personnel, equipment and supplies. They can transport 600 short tons of military cargo with a crew of 26 civilian mariners – equipped with airline-style seating for 312 embarked troops, along with a fixed wing berthing outfitted for an additional 104 personnel. With a shallow draft under 15 feet, a flight deck for helicopter operations, and vehicle offload ramp, EPFs can support a wide range of operations – from port access to littoral operations.Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, is under contract to build the new EPF, which will be 338 feet long, have a waterline width (beam) of 93.5 feet, displace about 2,362 tons and be capable of 35-plus knots.Austal will start construction works on future USNS Cody in mid-2020. View post tag: Spearhead-class View post tag: EPF View post tag: USNS Cody Share this articlelast_img read more

OxStu pulled after legal dispute with University

first_imgLast week’s edition of The OxfordStudent was pulled after the University threatened Oxford Student Services Ltd(OSSL), the paper’s owners, with an injunction against its publication.The action pre-empted an article thatconcerned an ongoing proctoral investigation into an allegation of harassmentbrought by a student against another undergraduate. Internal investigations ofthis kind are governed by the University’s procedural regulations, which ensurethat the confidentiality of those involved is maintained.An Oxford Universityspokesperson told Cherwell that although the Universityproctors had been aware that The Oxford Student was running the story they onlyintervened at a later stage, when it became apparent that the article containedspecific details from a confidential report on the investigation. Having initially refused to pull thestory, editorial staff agreed to the measure after the University sought legaladvice on the matter. OSSL was informed that the University was able to go tocourt that evening to prevent the distribution of the issue.OUSU President Emma Norris stated,“The decision to stop distribution was made jointly by the publisher andeditorial staff and agreed by all involved.”  As the issue had already been printed,the papers themselves were confiscated and sent to the University’soffices in Wellington Square. They will remain thereuntil all copies can be destroyed. The OxfordStudentwill continue to be published as normalfor the rest of the term. The paper costs an estimated £3,000to print per issue, but the potential cost to OSSL of the paper being withdrawn,including revenue from advertising sales, could exceed £10,000.The University gave its reasonfor requiring the paper’s withdrawal in an official press release: “Publishingdetails of such a case would behighly detrimental both to the conduct of a fair disciplinary process and, potentially,to the welfare of the students involved in the case.” In relation to the details of thestory the University stated, “The edition carried confidential details of an ongoingUniversity disciplinary case against an undergraduate, which had been releasedto the paper in breach of the University’s procedures and without the consentof the individuals involved.”OSSL has the authority to veto articlesif they are in breach of the law, but Norris asserted that “other than this TheOxStu is editorially independent”. One source has informed Cherwell that confidentiality agreements havebeen signed by those involved in the production of the article, preventingdetails of the story from being revealed. Both OUSU and the University haverefused to comment on this matter.Rob Lewis, Editor of The Oxford Student,confirmed that “a story had to be pulled after a legal matter was brought toour attention,” but declined to comment further. While the paper made efforts tomaintain the anonymity of the students involved, the University has expressedconcern that “in a close community such as a university, anonymity cannot beguaranteed simply by changing names, particularly when extensive details of acase are published.” A University spokespersondefended the decision, saying that if details of the investigation had been circulated,it may have lead students to lose faith in the University’s justice system,which operates entirelyconfidentially. They further explained that in normallegal proceedings no paper would be able to publish documents being submittedto the court during a hearing, hence the University’s action over its owninternal justice proceedings.No legal action was taken againsteditorial staff, but the University may have done so had the issue been distributed.Norris said, “No one is liable to legal action as a result of this story, asthe paper was not distributed so no law could have been breached.”ARCHIVE: 3rd week MT 2005last_img read more

Rampant Lancers secure first ever victory

first_imgMarshalled by veteran quarterback Will Szymanski, the offense began to run riot. Szyman- ski passed for three touchdowns, two of those to powerful running back Scott Tan; the quarterback even got in on the action himself with a dramatic running touchdown. Any attempts at a reply from the Rhinos were quashed ruth- lessly. The defense shut down the Rhinos’ assaults time and time again, conceding very little yardage and forcing multiple turnovers, including an impressive interception — or “pick six” — from Adam Wong. With two more rushing touchdowns before half-time, the Lancers were well in control at the break, cruising along with a comfortable 38-0 lead. This was uncharted territory indeed. The second half only offered further misery for the Rhinos and further jubilation for the Lancers — with an almost unassailable points cushion, Oxford’s American footballers dared to believe that they might just be about to break the habit of a lifetime and secure a win. The performance of the special team units deserves special mention here, with impressive execution throughout the match; worthy of particular note was the successful kick return performed by rookie Andrew Hartland. By the time receiver Jonny ‘Priest’ Brooks put in the final points late in the game, the time for prayer had long gone for the Rhinos. [mm-hide-text]%%IMG%%10522%%[/mm-hide-text]Note to poachers: if you’re after rhinos, the Anglia Ruskin variety tend to go down without much of a fight. Last Saturday, Oxford’s very own American football team, the Lancers, took down the Rhinos in a 62-0 demolition — a victory that will go down in Oxford sporting history as the team’s first ever win. Due to a league restructuring, this was the first time the Lancers had ever faced the Rhinos — the men from Anglia Ruskin will be hoping it was also the last. The Lancers won the toss, giving them a rare if tenuous taste of victory, but decided to defer, putting their ‘defense’ on the field to start the game (American football, American spellings, champ). The Rhinos’ charge, however, was a limp one; the ball was quickly turned over on downs, allowing the Lancers’ offense to get to work. What next, then, for the boys in bulky sports gear? Sunday 16th November sees the Lancers take on the Kent Falcons, who will no doubt offer a sterner test than the Rhinos; having tasted victory for the first time, however, the Lancers will be looking to claim their next aggressive-fast-scary-animal-themed victim. The Lancers are always looking for new recruits – for more info, email [email protected]last_img read more

‘Ocean City: The Musical’ Premieres at Moorlyn Family Theatre

first_imgA new family-oriented musical that outlines the history of Ocean City in song and humor premiered Friday night before an audience of community and business leaders.“Ocean City: The Musical” opens to the public tonight (June 29) and will be performed at 8 p.m. every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night and 3 p.m. every Friday at the Moorlyn Family Theatre on the Ocean City Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace (between Eighth and Ninth streets).The 90-minute show features original music and an original script. It takes audiences from the earliest visitors to the island, to Ocean City’s founding as a Christian retreat, to Superstorm Sandy and the present.__________To purchase tickets ($25 adults, $15 children), visit or call 609-399-0006 for more information.__________The show is produced by the Ocean City Tabernacle, owner of the Moorlyn Family Theatre. Artistic Director Seth Bazacas said Friday that the seeds of the production were planted six months ago when he met with new Tabernacle President and CEO Rick Carlson.Bazacas said the pair wanted to create a show that captured the essence of Ocean City for regular visitors and helped new ones understand the magic of the family resort.The show mixes narrative, songs, video clips and choreography to tell the story of Ocean City. The story, music and lyrics were written and created by Bazacas and Carlson with Bob Stromberg and Michael Pearce Donley.The five-member cast includes Curt Cloninger, Daniel Brown, Jace Reinhard, Amanda Jarufe and Ashley Parizek  — the Family Strong team of actors and musicians helping the Tabernacle to spread the word about family fun in Ocean City.“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth … and corn dogs” — the opening line sets the tone for the show, which mixes serious Ocean City history with some of the more quirky elements (an 1891 war on wild cows and the adoption of a stray dog as the town’s mascot, for instance).Ocean City is a place where “old traditions and new beginnings meet,” Bazacas said in introducing the show on Friday night.last_img read more

Mouthing off

first_img“It’s a disgrace and a total farce. We can’t stomach their cheap gimmicks. What good are cream cakes when we’ll all be out on the street next year?” A worker at the Johnnie Walker plant in Kilmarnock tells the Daily Record he is less than impressed by bosses allegedly “bribing” workers with cream cakes in a bid to get them to do overtime”It is wrong to say that eating fibre is healthy when it exacerbates unpleasant symptoms for so many irritable bowel syndrome sufferers” Professor Peter Whorwell from Wythenshaw Hospital in Manchester, quoted in The Daily Mail, which continues its crusade to find something wrong with absolutely every single thing we eatlast_img

Notre Dame Hockey out of tournament due to positive COVID tests

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Facebook The Notre Dame Hockey team’s appearance in the NCAA Tournament has ended at the hands of an impossible opponent: COVID-19.The Irish had positive test results in their Tier 1 testing group, and their scheduled game Saturday against the #1 seed Boston College will be ruled a no contest.This year was the fifth consecutive appearance in the championship tournament for Notre Dame. WhatsApp CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend MarketSports Google+ Notre Dame Hockey out of tournament due to positive COVID tests Facebook Pinterest By Tommie Lee – March 25, 2021 0 244 Google+ Pinterest Twitter Previous articleBraun says “leave it to the states” when denouncing H.R. 1Next articleSouth Bend board members opposing bills being considered in the Statehouse Tommie Leelast_img read more