Sainsbury wins Cambridge Chancellorship

first_imgCambridge University has elected Lord Sainsbury as its new chancellor in the first real contest for the post since 1847. The millionaire philanthropist succeeds the Duke of Edinburgh who held the title for 34 years.While the role is largely ceremonial, the recent choice was more contentious than usual after a number of candidates, including a popular local shopkeeper, were put forward.Sainsbury is a Cambridge graduate and has donated millions of pounds towards science facilities at the university. He worked for the family business Sainsbury’s, rising to chairman, and previously served as government minister for science – a position he held under Tony Blair’s premiership.The other contenders for the prestigious title were the lawyer Michael Mansfield QC, actor Brian Blessed and Abdul Arain, owner of Mill Road’s Al-Amin store. While Sainsbury gained over half of the vote, many students backed Arain’s campaign in a demonstration of solidarity with small shop owners.Campaigning spread to the social networking site Twitter, with a plea that academics cast a vote for ‘Anybody but Sainsbury’. The Single Transferable Vote system used by the university means that a candidate requires a majority of first-preference votes to be sure of victory.Speaking about his victory, Sainsbury commented, ‘I am pleased and honoured to have been elected as the next chancellor of Cambridge University and would like to thank all those whohave supported me, and the other candidates who have made this such a friendly election.’Some students were unsurprisingly disappointed in that respect. Matthew Johnson, chairman of the Cambridge University Conservative Association said Sainsbury’s political background was “a drawback for my association”, though he added that he felt the new chancellor was a “charitable, intelligent and successful gentleman”. There was some disappointment with the level of turnout for the election. While the University had predicted that 8000 votes would be cast, less than 6000 made it into the ballot box.last_img read more

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Anita Stone, 86, Wellington: Dec. 1, 1928 – Nov. 3, 2015

first_imgAnita StoneAnita Stone, of Wellington, died Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Spring View Manor in Conway Springs at the age of 86.Anita was born the daughter of Jose and Delores (Reeze) Ledesma on Saturday, December 1, 1928 in Cicero.Many will remember Anita from her over 20 years of employment at the Wellington Memorial Auditorium. Survivors include her son, Sean Stone and his wife Dana of Wellington; daughter, Heather Jensen of Wellington; grandchildren: Lindsey Stone, Molly Stone both of Wellington; Megan Donnellan and her husband Taylor of Bellevue, Nebraska, Nicole Stone of Wellington, Brandon Stone and his wife Hunter of Arkansas City, Elisha Stone, Catherine Stone, Stefany Bissell, Bryce Martin and Jennifer Jenson all of Wellington along with her 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Delores Ledesma; sister, Manuela Montenegro; brothers: Manuel, Joe and Lupe Ledesma; son, Larry Joe Stone and great-grandson, Blake Conrad.Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2015 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.Funeral Mass for Anita will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 6, 2015 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.Following Mass and lunch, a private interment will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the St. Rose Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

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Touch Football Athlete Development Framework

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is excited to release the Touch Football Athlete Development Framework.The Framework will be a vital tool for the achievement of key Strategies Priorities, as outlined in the TFA Strategic Plan, but more specifically TFA High Performance Plan Priorities; HPP1 – Sustainable Athlete Development, whilst also supporting HPP2 – Innovation in Coach Development. Furthermore it also supports TFA Participation Plan Priority 3 – Member Sustainability Program.The Framework has been developed in alignment to the Australian Institute of Sport FTEM (www.ausport.gov.au/ftem) model, in consultation with experienced coach advisors from all levels.The aim of the Framework is to assist Athletes and Coaches in the appropriate progression of Touch Football specific skills within eight key categories:1. Movement                                              2. Ball Skills3. Rollball4. Rucking5. Attack6. Defence7. Game concepts and strategies8. Athletic performanceTFA is currently creating a range of resources to assist athletes and coaches in each of the identified areas, and revising formal Sport Education structures. This commenced with the release of the online Foundation Coaching Resources in July. The next collection, Talent Coaching Resources, is currently being compiled.The Framework will be available free for all coaches and members, via the new ‘Resources – Athlete, Coach and Referee’ page on the TFA website.For more information and to view the Framework, please click on the attachments below.Related Filesathlete_development_framework_release-pdfathlete_development_framework_aug_2013-pdfRelated LinksAthlete Dev. Frameworklast_img read more

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a month agoKieran Tierney thanks fans after winning Arsenal debut

first_imgKieran Tierney thanks fans after winning Arsenal debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveKieran Tierney was delighted with a winning Arsenal debut against Carabao Cup opponents Nottingham Forest.Tierney signed for Arsenal from Celtic during the summer transfer window, but had been suffering from a groin problem since May.The Gunners were not put off by those issues given that the 22-year-old is seen as a long-term solution at left-back, and Tierney was named in Unai Emery’s starting lineup for the first time in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup tie against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates.Tierney was afforded a warm welcome by the Arsenal fans in north London, and his debut was a strong one as the Gunners eased to a 5-0 victory over Forest.Later, Tierney wrote: “Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful. Great feeling making my debut!”Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful. Great feeling making my debut! @Arsenalpic.twitter.com/GrHSLhTNNl— Kieran Tierney (@kierantierney1) September 24, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Japans premier New emperors era to be announced April 1

first_imgTOKYO — Japan’s prime minister confirmed in his New Year’s news conference that the era name for the new emperor’s reign will be disclosed April 1.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that 2019 will mark pivotal times for Japan, repeatedly referring to Emperor Akihito’s stepping down.Akihito has chosen to buck tradition and abdicate while he is alive, citing frail health. His son becomes emperor May 1.Era names are important as they are needed to determine what year it is in the traditional Japanese calendar.Abe also expressed hopes for better relations with North Korea, extolled free trade and reiterated the importance of Japan’s alliance with the U.S.He also said Japan will show leadership at the Group of 20 summit that it’s hosting for the first time this year.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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BC and Alberta Peace could see snow this week

first_imgAs the event draws nearer, snowfall forecasts will be refined and, if necessary, snowfall warnings will be issued.Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ABStorm. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. and Alberta Peace could see snow on Tuesday.  A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada for the County of Grande Prairie and Wembley that says that area could see up to 10 cm of wet snow.A cool airmass will invade much of Alberta this week, bringing with it weather that is decidedly more like winter than summer. A cold front is forecast to drop southward out of the Northwest Territories on Tuesday and Wednesday, and it will bring precipitation with it. In the higher terrain of west-central Alberta, particularly between Grande Prairie and Jasper, the precipitation will likely fall as snow on Wednesday.Current indications are that somewhere between 5 and 10 cm of heavy, wet snow will fall, but some areas may receive more than 10 cm. The snow will move southward throughout the day and evening, perhaps going as far south as Banff by Thursday morning. In the B.C. Peace, the forecast is calling for up to 5 cm of snow.See the full weather statement below:Issued at 2018-09-10 10:40 UTC by Environment Canada:Special weather statement issued for:Co. of Grande Prairie near Grande Prairie and Wembley, Alta. (077113)Current details:Snowfall is set to arrive midweek in west-central Alberta.A cool airmass will invade much of Alberta this week, bringing with it weather that is decidedly more like winter than summer. A cold front is forecast to drop southward out of the Northwest Territories on Tuesday and Wednesday, and it will bring precipitation with it. In the higher terrain of west-central Alberta, particularly between Grande Prairie and Jasper, the precipitation will likely fall as snow on Wednesday. Current indications are that somewhere between 5 and 10 cm of heavy, wet snow will fall, but some areas may receive more than 10 cm. The snow will move southward throughout the day and evening, perhaps going as far south as Banff by Thursday morning.Areas to the south and east of this snowfall, like Whitecourt and Edmonton, will likely also see a few snowflakes on Wednesday or Wednesday night, but little to no accumulation is expected.last_img read more

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Ensign shares jump as driller notes lower loss higher revenue in third

first_imgEnsign, which moved a drilling rig from Canada into the U.S. earlier this year, reported third-quarter revenue from activity in Canada dropped by 11 percent from last year, while U.S. revenue rose by 30 percent.Last week, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada predicted a total of 6,600 wells will be drilled in Canada in 2019, down about five percent from an expected 6,980 wells this year, adding that translates to a year-over-year decrease of up to $1.8 billion in capital spending by exploration and production companies.Calgary-based Ensign had no update on its hostile takeover bid of $470-million in cash for cross-town rival Trinidad Drilling Ltd. it launched in August.Trinidad’s board last month recommended shareholders accept instead an all-shares bid valued at $540 million from Calgary-based Precision Drilling Ltd.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) CALGARY, A.B. – Shares in Ensign Energy Services Inc. rose about eight percent on Monday morning after it reported a smaller loss in its third quarter compared with a year ago, while revenue grew 17 percent.The drilling company says it lost $32.8 million or 21 cents per share on revenue of $289 million, compared with a loss of $36.5 million or 23 cents per share on revenue of $247 million in the third quarter of 2017.The results closely matched analyst expectations, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.last_img read more

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Hyundai Kia invest 300 million in Ola for EVs smart mobility solutions

first_imgNew Delhi: South Korean automobile major Hyundai Motor group Tuesday said it is investing USD 300 million in ride hailing service provider Ola, identifying India as the centre-piece in its strategy to gain leadership in global mobility market. The investment will be jointly made by group firms — Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation — and under a tripartite agreement with Ola, the companies will jointly develop electric vehicles ecosystem and fleet services for global markets. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalUnder the partnership, the three firms will also aim to develop electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure customised for Indian market, the companies said in joint statement. “Hyundai and Kia will invest a total of USD 300 million in Ola,” it said. This will be the biggest combined investment as on date by the two automobile companies. Commenting on the development, Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice-Chairman Euisun Chung said, “India is the centrepiece of Hyundai Motor Group’s strategy to gain leadership in the global mobility market, and our partnership with Ola will certainly accelerate our efforts to transform into a smart mobility solutions provider. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostHyundai Motor Group expects to accelerate its transition from a car manufacturer into a smart mobility solutions provider, as the partnership initiatives will allow it to engage in all aspects across the entire mobility value chain including vehicle production, fleet operation and mobility services, it added. Already, Hyundai has invested in car-sharing startup Revv, which had last year raised Rs 100 crore in a new funding round led by the South Korean auto major. Revv plans to plans to increase its geographical footprint to 30 cities in India within a year from 11 cities. Starting from this month, Hyundai Motor India has launched a pilot project offering customers to experience its products through a subscription model in partnership with Revv. The initiative will cover six cities — Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. As part of the investment in Ola, the group said the companies have agreed to co-create solutions to operate and manage fleet vehicles, marking the Hyundai’s first foray into the industry, as they expand operations from automobile manufacturing and sales to total fleet solutions. Ola Co-founder and CEO Bhavish Aggarwal said the partners will bring to market a new generation of mobility solutions, and constantly expand their range of offerings for consumers. “This partnership will also significantly benefit driver-partners on our platform, as we collaborate with Hyundai to build vehicles and solutions that enable sustainable earnings for millions of them, in the time to come,” he added. Hyundai, Kia and Ola have also agreed to coordinate efforts to develop cars and specifications that reflect the needs of the ride hailing market (both users and drivers), the statement said. The partnership will also look at supporting micro-entrepreneurship opportunities by providing access to customised Hyundai and Kia vehicles as well as financing and insurance benefits for driver-partners. Under the agreement, the three companies will also extensively collaborate on developing unique fleet and mobility solutions, building India-specific electric vehicles and infrastructure, the statement said. Besides, it will also offer aspiring driver partners customised vehicles on the Ola platform, it added. The partnership will offer Ola drivers various financial services, including lease and instalment payments, while vehicle maintenance and repair services are expected to enhance customer satisfaction, it added.last_img read more

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File affidavit on powers to regulate expenditure by parties Delhi HC tells

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court directed the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday to file an affidavit indicating the powers it has to ensure implementation of its guidelines regarding disclosure of expenditure by political parties. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani gave a final opportunity to the poll panel to submit the document and said it if fails to do so then the court will proceed to pass orders. The high court also noted that the matter has been pending for the last five years and the direction to EC in February to file the affidavit has not been complied with till date. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghSenior advocate Arvind Nigam, appearing for the petitioner NGO, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), argued that political parties don’t file income tax but claim exemptions, requiring intervention. The matter is posted for next hearing on July 16. The high court had earlier asked the EC whether it is powerless to take action against political parties which do not comply with its instructions to disclose funding and expenditure details. It said EC has to ensure that its instructions are followed by political parties and had asked, “Do you have no power (to take action) under the existing law?” ADR is seeking implementation of the guidelines as well as the Law Commission’s recommendation that a provision be enacted to monitor and regulate the expenditure by political parties during elections.last_img read more

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