PointsBet launches international racing channel with BetMakers

first_img Regions: Oceania Australia Sports betting 20th September 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter PointsBet launches international racing channel with BetMakers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Australian sportsbook operator PointsBet has bolstered its horse racing betting services by launching a customised racing channel in partnership with online wagering solutions provider BetMakers. Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Australian sportsbook operator PointsBet has bolstered its horse racing betting services by launching a customised racing channel in partnership with online wagering solutions provider BetMakers.BetMakers’ racing channel will feature customised pricing technology, data display overlays and live streams, with PointsBet customers able to watch more than 2,000 races every week on the operator’s website and mobile app.The channel, which has been fully integrated with PointsBet’s online platform and digital apps, currently streams live coverage of races from the UK, US, Ireland, Mexico and Canada.PointsBet will make the new service available to its customers in Australia.“We are always looking for ways to improve the offering to our clients and now our punters are able to watch and wager on a vast array of international racing events directly from our website and app,” PointsBet’s chief executive Sam Swanell said.Todd Buckingham, chief executive of, BetMakers, added: “PointsBet have built in the customised solution very quickly which is testament to their tech team and how quickly they can get a product to market.”“BetMakers works with rights-holders from around the world to deliver racing content to their contracted operators. Commercially, BetMakers is remunerated by the rights-holders, while the operator has a commercial agreement with rights-holders. It’s easy to understand how this is winning solution for all parties involved.”The deal comes after PointsBet last month revealed a statutory loss after income tax of $41.9m (£3.5m/€38.0m) for its financial year ended June 30, 2019, mainly as a result of expansion costs in the US.PointsBet did not clarify whether the BetMakers racing channel would be made available to its customers in the US in the future. Email Addresslast_img read more

Looking for cheap UK stocks to buy after the market crash? I’d start here

first_img See all posts by Paul Summers Image source: Getty Images. The coronavirus has walloped the prices of a huge number of UK stocks. Some have recovered, but others still have some way to go. Today I’m going to look at two firms in the latter category that could turn out to be canny contrarian buys for new investors with long investing horizons (which should really be all of them!).Contrarian UK stockPre-pandemic, shares in Premier Inn owner Whitbread (LSE: WTB) struck me as being rather too expensive. While it remains the most popular hotel brand in the UK, I still think last year’s sale of Costa Coffee to Coca-Cola was a mistake. It did, after all, offer the company some earnings diversification in better times. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Now that the share price has been hammered back to levels not seen for roughly seven years, however, the probability of making money from this top-tier UK stock has surely increased markedly.My chief reason for thinking this is that Whitbread has acted fast to tap investors for new funds. A £1bn, deeply-discounted rights issue back in May provided the company with cash to cover outflows while its hotels remained shut.More importantly, this money should also allow Whitbread the financial firepower to increase its market share by taking advantage of “enhanced structural opportunities” in both the UK and Germany. In other words, Whitbread is ‘buying the dip’. It’s intending to purchase assets on the cheap to reap the rewards later down the line.Of course, the recovery for hoteliers is unlikely to be swift in the absence of a vaccine. Then again, I don’t think this should trouble Fools too much. The philosophy we endorse is the same as that of many brilliant investors such as Warren Buffett and the UK’s own Terry Smith: buy great shares at a reasonable price and sit back for value to be recognised. Whitbread certainly isn’t the best business I’ve ever come across. Then again, the value on offer suggests those investors looking for FTSE 100 bargains could do worse than run their slide rules over it.Priced-in?I fortuitously sold my holding in broadcaster ITV (LSE: ITV) just before March’s market crash. I’ve now begun rebuilding my position.Like Whitbread, the £2.5bn cap has its problems — the ongoing reduction in advertising revenue being one example. Although some of this is temporary and coronavirus-related, many businesses are now opting to use sites such as Facebook to promote their products and services.Another issue has been ITV’s ongoing struggle for viewers with US streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. There’s no sign that this will get any easier going forward.On a more optimistic note, ITV has form among UK stocks when it comes to bouncing back from cyclical setbacks. At the height of the last financial crisis, for example, shares fell as low as 25p each. Once the storm had passed, they climbed as high as 250p.So long as the company’s Studios arm can get back to work, online revenue continues to grow and demand for its Britbox subscription service continues, I suspect (hope) history may repeat itself once the pandemic is truly over.This is, of course, unless a deep-pocketed suitor decides to bid for the company beforehand. At only 64p per share, such an outcome wouldn’t surprise me.  Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Paul Summers | Monday, 27th July, 2020 | More on: ITV WTB Looking for cheap UK stocks to buy after the market crash? I’d start herecenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Paul Summers owns shares of ITV. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

Jonathan Pelissie scores outstanding individual try against Toulouse

first_imgMonday Sep 16, 2013 Jonathan Pelissie scores outstanding individual try against Toulouse Montpellier scrumhalf Jonathan Pelissie scored an outstanding individual try against Toulouse in round 5 of the Top 14. You can view it as part of the highlights package from the match, with the highly impressive try taking place 30 seconds into the above video.We’ll keep an eye on him throughout the season but for now, he looks a star.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Itaipu House / Equipe Lamas

first_img Lead Architect: Manufacturers: REKA, Galeria Renome, Imax, Marmoraria planalto, Metal Junior, Ornatos, Quadra interior, Valdiron, Vitral “COPY” Year:  2018 Houses Itaipu House / Equipe Lamas Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906362/itaipu-house-equipe-lamas Clipboard Photographs:  Haruo Mikami Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Equipe Lamas Area Area of this architecture project Itaipu House / Equipe LamasSave this projectSaveItaipu House / Equipe Lamas Save this picture!© Haruo Mikami+ 33Curated by Pedro Vada Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/906362/itaipu-house-equipe-lamas Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Samuel Lamas Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiRecommended ProductsDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. This simple and comfortable home, located in a condominium near Lago Sul in Brasilia, is an efficient, low-cost building owned by family of public agents looking for a home that would offer an enhanced connection with nature and a positive family cohesion.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Haruo MikamiDesigned by a local architect Samuel Lamas, the implantation of the house disposes generous distances from the plot boundary and preserves native trees of the cerrado region. The silent architecture in human scale is in harmony with the surroundings and the spaces positioned according to a functional logic guarantee amplitude and connection with the exterior by full-height glazing that faces out onto gardens in every facade.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiThe living room welcomes the two main garden views and the wall that divides it from the kitchen visually preserves the cooking area. The kitchen is the heart of the house and a colorful tile carpet with traditional motifs defines the dinning place. The atelier, separated by a multifunctional furniture that also serves the kitchen, has a playful use for the couple and its position allows them to look after the children while playing in the garden. The terrace is free of structural interferences so that the garden is appreciated in its entirety. The bedrooms are facing east while the master suite have independent access. Walls ensure privacy for the residents while protecting the interior from excessive sunlight. The garage, positioned in the west side, gets a perforated plate panel for constant ventilation in the service and storage area. The pool is tucked away from the house to remain in the sun and the wood deck under the shade of the trees defines an open-air living space.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiThe flat corten steel roof extends to shade the glass panels with metal trellis for climbing plants. It provides no maintenance and rests either on concrete and metallic pillars, mimicked near the perimeter windows. The handmade iron frames have tilting windows for cross ventilation and solar panels heat the water throughout the house.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiThe choice of authentic low-cost materials and solutions, besides reinforcing the simple and honest character of the residence, allowed the construction of 350 m2 with US$ 189,000. The polished concrete floor and the masonry walls proved to be the most economical and aesthetically satisfying solution for the residents. In the “wet”  areas a single type of gray granite was used – the most economical one found in the market – that follows the chromatic continuity of the cement floor. The wall of the main facade is lined with light gray fulget for a natural feel on the porch and plywood panels used in the lining, kitchen furniture and bathrooms, warms up the house and connect the interior with the exterior.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiThe colors of the landscape continues in the furniture. The sofa has the same color of the local reddish earth and the Santa Helena green rug remits to the grass. Many pieces were designed by the architect Samuel Lamas such as the set of sofa with armchairs in iron and Suede, the coffee table, the shelf system, the dining table with chairs and the porch bench. With the same DNA, those pieces communicate with the architecture due to lightness, materiality and simplicity.Save this picture!© Haruo MikamiProject gallerySee allShow lessMinimalist Apartment in Prague / COLLARCHSelected ProjectsThe Do-It-Yourself Vertical Village on the Fringes of LondonArticles Share CopyHouses•Brazil CopyAbout this officeEquipe LamasOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrazilPublished on December 10, 2018Cite: “Itaipu House / Equipe Lamas” [Casa Itaipu / Equipe Lamas] 10 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® Premium SeriesMetal PanelsTECU®Copper Surface – Patina_VariationsBeams / PillarsLunawoodThermowood Frames and BearersMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylight Ridgelight in Office BuildingSwitchesJUNGLight Switch – LS PlusCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsSpider System – Rabel 15000 Super ThermalWindowspanoramah!®ah! Soft CloseWoodAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)American Oak by ASHChairs / StoolsOKHADining Chair – BarnettMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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The Difficulties Of A Litigant In India Begin When He Has Obtained A Decree

first_imgColumnsThe Difficulties Of A Litigant In India Begin When He Has Obtained A Decree M Dutta9 May 2020 9:56 PMShare This – xIndia’s lethargic judicial system requires no introduction. The infinite time consumed in adjudicating a case is equally well known. However, that is just one aspect. What about the other, post a decree? After years of struggle in obtaining a decree, does a litigant finally succeed in obtaining the fruits or relief granted by such decree? Or is it an equally long and a further…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIndia’s lethargic judicial system requires no introduction. The infinite time consumed in adjudicating a case is equally well known. However, that is just one aspect. What about the other, post a decree? After years of struggle in obtaining a decree, does a litigant finally succeed in obtaining the fruits or relief granted by such decree? Or is it an equally long and a further infinite process that awaits a Decree-Holder? The Code of Civil Procedure 1908, dedicates an entire Order defining the methods and modes of Execution. It is an exhaustive and elaborate Order containing 106 Rules. Despite such a detailed prescription, is it of any recourse, avail or relief? Or is it another labyrinthine journey through the unforeseen complexities of legalese? Even before the enactment of the Code of Civil Procedure and more than a century earlier, the Privy Council1 in capturing the woes and the travails of a Decree-Holder held – “the difficulties of a litigant in India begin when he has obtained a decree”. History is witness and provides adequate testimony whether or not there has been any reduction or removal in “the difficulties of a litigant”. In 1925, the Privy Council2 again reiterated its concern, by holding – “Courts in India have to be careful to see that the process of the Court and the law of procedure are not abused by judgment-debtors in such a way as to make Courts of law instrumental in defrauding creditors who have obtained decrees in accordance with their rights.” This concern has been consistently repeated and recorded by the Supreme Court in successive pronouncements made over the years in 19823, 19994 and 20095. In Satyawati vs. Rajinder Singh and Another6, the Supreme Court after recording that despite a Plaintiff having successfully obtained a decree in January 1996, was yet to secure the fruits of such decree in the year 2013 lamented – “It is really agonizing to learn that the Appellant – Decree – Holder is unable to enjoy the fruits of her success even today i.e in 2013 though the Appellant – Plaintiff had finally succeeded in January 1996”. Finally, after analyzing and reiterating the existing case – law, the Supreme Court summarised and expressed its findings, as – “…the position has not been improved till today. We strongly feel that there should not be an unreasonable delay in execution of a decree because if the decree-holder is unable to enjoy the fruits of his success by getting the decree executed, the entire effort of successful litigant would be in vain”. Further as part of its wishful thinking, the Supreme Court wished and desired – “We are sure that the executing court will do the needful at an early date so as to see that the long-drawn litigation which was decided in favor of the appellant is finally concluded and the appellant plaintiff gets effective justice”. Evidently, in that case till the decision rendered by the Supreme Court on 29th of April 2013, the Party in question/ Decree- Holder had not obtained any relief under the Decree despite the lapse of seventeen long years. We are however unaware, whether the Party/ Decree- Holder finally obtained any relief and if it did, when? It would be ignoble, treacherous and a disservice, if we continue to disregard and ignore such an apparent glaring failure in our justice delivery system. If we are to ensure that “the entire effort of a successful litigant” is not in vain and if we are to further ensure that a litigant “gets effective justice”, can we continue with our wishful thinking by issuing summary directions premised on fond hope and expectations? Obviously, we cannot and our justice delivery system requires an immediate overhauling, if not a complete change with the previous system exhaustively uprooted from its roots. Otherwise, the very purpose and essence of a litigation contest would lose its meaning and reason. This state of affairs cannot continue and our justice delivery system cannot remain a silent or mute spectator to this cruel joke being consistently hurled to those reposing faith, trust and confidence in our justice delivery system. These worries and concerns were the subject matter of discussion and examination in Shubh Karan Bubna vs. Sita Saran Bubna and Others7. After listing and recording the manner and mode in which a case progresses from- i) inception to decree and ii) from decree to execution/or the availment of final relief, the Supreme Court suggested the immediate embracement of various reforms and steps. Relying on the adage, that for a successful cure a successful diagnosis is a “sine – qua – non”, it listed the evident ills as under – a) the existence of a pause between a Decree and Execution which result in segregation of cases into different or multiple categories; b) a firm belief and understanding amongst judicial Officer(s) and Court(s) that the “real” and “actual” judicial function is the process of adjudication, while the post decretal/execution proceedings are mere “ministerial functions”; c) the existing focus and might being confined only on early disposal of cases but not on early and easy procurement of relief; d) a similar and likewise mindset amongst lawyers, with the entire focus confined to the adjudicatory process with little or no emphasis given to procurement of relief; and lastly e) on many occasions it has been discovered that a Party/or litigant has been thoroughly exhausted in obtaining a decree, with little or no means available to pursue execution for availing the final relief. Upon noticing the ills, the following self-correctional and legislative changes by way of amendments in the existing Code of Civil Procedure were suggested- Firstly, a complete change in attitude and treatment both by the Courts and the Lawyers alike, wherein judges should not “believe that adjudication of the right being the judicial function they should concentrate on that part” alone;Secondly, Judges and Lawyers should bestow equal and sufficient focus on “ensuring that the litigant gets the relief”;Thirdly, for Courts and Lawyers to immediately realize and seriously consider that suits or proceedings do not conclude with the passing of the “decree” and subsequent proceedings are not to be relegated for “Juniors” and “Clerks”; Fourthly and in other words, “Courts and Lawyers should give as much importance to final decree proceedings and executions, as they give to the main suits”;Fifthly, for stakeholders to agree and conclude both in perception and practice “That success in a suit means nothing to a party unless he gets the relief. Therefore to be really meaningful and efficient the scheme of the court should enable a party not only to get a decree quickly but also to get the relief quickly.”; Sixthly, by way of amendments in the Code of Civil Procedure towards ensuring that the proceedings in a Suit “will be a continuous process from the stage of its initiation to the stage of securing actual relief”. ; Seventhly, with the realisation that bifurcation of Court proceedings into – a) Suit and b) Execution has been detrimental- a single, all- inclusive and comprehensive process be introduced without any “pause” between the Suit and Execution;Eighthly, “The Code of Civil Procedure should provide for a continuous and seamless process from the stage of filing of suit to the stage of getting relief” doing away with the whole process of issuing fresh notices/summons again at the stage of execution;Ninthly, the realisation that the whole process of bifurcation of court proceedings, has proved detrimental and contrary to the purpose and objective of the justice – delivery system and; Lastly, for a new realisation to dawn founded on the firm belief that “It is the duty and function of the court” to not just ensure but actually secure a litigant his awarded relief. It is for the Court and the justice delivery system to provide timely relief without any “reminder or nudge from the litigant”8, if they are to serve the purpose for their creation and enactment. It is settled law and requires no further reiteration, that an Executing Court enjoys limited powers and is prohibited from “going behind the decree”. If it is so clear and engraved in stone, it defies logic, rationale and legal sense as to why a Decree Holder is continually denied and frustrated from obtaining his/her fruits of Decree. Undoubtedly, the factors summarised by the Supreme Court in Shubh Karan Bubna (Supra), establishes an apparent lack of will in acting and performing respective responsibilities by the justice delivery system. Everything pales and is rendered insignificant if the justice delivery system permits such self destruction by remaining mute. No matter what, this injustice has continued for too long and in recorded terms since 1872. It must end and end immediately. Despite Shubh Karan Bubna’s (Supra) pointed and repeated urges– “we hope that the Law Commission and Parliament will bestow their attention on this issue and make appropriate recommendations/amendments”, there has been little or no change at the ground level. The ills continue to plague and threaten. After all, any delay in securing such relief apart from causing gross injustice to a litigant actually corrodes and destroys his belief and faith in the justice delivery system. By all means, the justice delivery system is guilty of promoting and consolidating such belief in a litigant, when they continually delay the availment of the fruits of a decree. Immediate action is the need before another hundred years pass and we continue to heedlessly lament – “the difficulties of a litigant in India begin when he has obtained a Decree.”Views Are Personal Only Bibliography: 1. General Manager of the Raj Durbhunga vs. Coomar Ramaput Singh (1871 – 72) 14 MIA 605. 2. Kuer Janj Bahadur vs. Bank of Upper India Ltd, AIR 1925 Oudh 448 (PC). 3. Babulal vs. Hazarilal Kishorilal (1982) 1 SCC 525. 4. Marshall Sons and Company Ltd. vs. Sahi Oretrans Pvt Ltd. (1999) 2 SCC 325 5. Shub Karan Bubna vs. Sita Saran Bubna and Others (2009) 9 SCC 689 6. Satyavati vs. Rajinder Singh and Another (2013) 9 SCC 491 7. .Shub Karan Bubna (Supra). 8. . Shub Karan Bubna (Supra} Next Storylast_img read more

UCU calls on the University to halt redundancies and disciplinary procedures

first_imgOn May 6, the Oxford University & College Union (UCU) called on the University ​to pause its redundancies and disciplinary procedures during the time of the pandemic. In ​a tweet by ​the Oxford UCU account, they announced: “Oxford UCU committee had asked Oxford University to pause all redundancies and disciplinary procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are disappointed that the University has not paused such procedures and urge them to reconsider.”  Other Universities in the UK have already had redundancies due to the virus. In April, Bristol University dismissed 84 staff members ​due to the ​coronavirus outbreak. There is even a new movement started amidst the outbreak called the ​#CoronaContract ​which seeks to gain two years of secure employment for university staff to ensure they have income and employment during this time.  “It is unclear for example what the legal basis of an online disciplinary hearing would be, and whether an employer can be said to have fulfilled their legal duty for a worker to be accompanied at a meeting via remote participation,” the President said. “Similarly, it is hard to see how fairness can be guaranteed at redundancy hearings without the physical presence of a trade union representative.”  In a comment to ​Cherwell, the Oxford UCU President stated the reason for the action is the hardship already brought about by the virus and the fact that continuing with redundancies would exacerbate the hardship faced by employees.  Further, the President spoke to how ambiguous the boundaries for a virtual disciplinary hearing are.  The tweet by the Oxford UCU was retweeted by fellow organizations such as the Cambridge UCU and the University College London UCU.  The University of Oxford did not offer a comment on the situation.center_img The #CoronaContract campaign is attempting to gather signatures in support of this motion from all national UCU branches on a virtual petition that can be found here​. No employees from the University of Oxford have signed the petition.  The President explained: “Staff have already been adapting to seismic shifts in our ways of working and living, with increased stresses from work and concern for our loved ones, newly intensified childcare responsibilities, and heightened anxiety over the entrenched precarity of our day-to-day existence.” The President of the Oxford UCU expressed disappointment with the University’s response to this issue: “We are deeply disappointed that the University of Oxford has not paused such procedures, and instead is pushing on with these procedures in a ‘business as usual’ approach. We urge them to reconsider. It is hard to accept the premise that we are all in this together where those that deliver crucial aspects of the University’s work are put in this position in this most troubling of times.”  The President continued: “It now appears inevitable that this crisis will have further deleterious effects, not least the very real threat of redundancies and the fact that some of us may not be able to make ends meet. We are appalled by reports of ill treatment of staff across the collegiate University, in particular those most precarious and vulnerable of our colleagues.”  Image Credit to: Evy Prentice/Unsplash.comlast_img read more

Boswells to be converted into a boutique hotel

first_imgProposals for the new four-star boutique hotel have been released by Oxford City Council in partnership with London-based property investment company Reef Group. The company has worked collaboratively with OCC officers, Historic England, the Oxford Design Review Panel as well as Oxford residents.  According to the proposal, the development will “ensure that the building’s iconic frontage is preserved and enhanced. The 1920s exterior which faces onto Broad Street and the Cornmarket Street entrance will be cleaned and repaired, and its famous Boswell & Co signs will be retained.” Image credit to Jpbowen The family-run department store on the corner of Cornmarket Street and Broad Street closed its doors in March, and has been unable to reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic. Having started trading in 1738, Boswells was the second oldest family run department store in the world.  The iconic Oxford building that used to house Boswells department store is to be transformed into a new hotel and restaurant. Ed Turner, deputy leader of Oxford City Council, called the plan “a real vote of confidence in Oxford city centre” and a “much-needed shot in the arm” for the tourism sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. center_img At the public consultation on Wednesday 15th July, attendees queried the decision to build an expensive hotel on the site given the city’s ongoing housing crisis, suggesting instead that it be converted into affordable housing for Oxford residents. Hayley Beer-Gamage, chief executive of tourism organisation Experience Oxfordshire, said: “Having a development that is looking to enhance the landscape of the city whilst preserving the heritage of the building is an innovative approach to redeveloping and enhancing this site.” Reef Group intends to submit a planning application for the hotel later this year. The plans include a restaurant and bar with a rooftop terrace for panoramic views of the city’s skyline. The lobby area will serve as a flexible workspace that is open to the public and at the centre of the building there will be a central atrium to harvest rainwater. last_img read more


first_imgGloria Robinson of Jersey City passed away Feb. 7. She was known as a trailblazer, community leader, and public housing advocate. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 30, 1929 to the late Fred Williams Sr. and Ola Price. She attended The Whitney M. Young Elementary School – P.S. #15, The Ollie Culbreth Elementary School – P.S #14, Snyder High School, and completed certification programs at Rutgers University, Jersey City State and Fordham University. In 1953, Mrs. Robinson and her late husband of 56 years, Cornelius Robinson Sr. along with their eleven children, moved into the A. Harry Moore Apartments (“Duncan”) and lived there for thirty-five years.Gloria Robinson was well known as a dedicated social worker for the Jersey City Child Development Centers – Head Start for thirty – two years, where she adored working with children and their parents. She had been an active member on numerous boards and associations, including commissioner for the Jersey City Housing Authority for 12 years under the leadership of the late Robert J. Rigby, Jr., executive director aide to former New Jersey Sen. Edward T. O’Connor, Jr., the Y.W.C.A Board, the N.A.A.C.P Human Resources Board, the Hudson County Mental Health Board, the West Duncan Association, the Tenant Association, the White Lung Association, the Immunize The Children Board, and the Concerned Citizens Group of A. Harry Moore. She was honored in 1989 when the Jersey City Housing Authority A. Harry Moore Tenant Management Corporation dedicated in the center of Duncan a pavilion for tutoring and arts and crafts classes named, “The Gloria Robinson Recreation Pavilion.”Although Mrs. Robinson was devastated when the A. Harry Moore buildings were demolished, she was overjoyed to discover the new complex being built in its place was going to be named “The Gloria Robinson Court Homes” in 2009.Gloria leaves to cherish a lifetime of fond memories that she and her late husband Cornelius built together with their children, Gloria Watford (husband- Robert Watford), Bernard Robinson Sr. (wife – Alma Robinson), Sandra Jones, Maureen Sinclair (husband – Paul Sinclair Sr.), Melvin Robinson (wife – Shirley Robinson), Dale Robinson (wife – Sabrina Robinson), Cornelius Robinson Jr. (wife – Diane Robinson), and Steven Robinson. She was preceded in death by her sons Dennis and Kevin, Mother Ola Cody Price and Father Fred Williams Sr. and brother Fred Williams Jr. and Robert Williams. Services were arranged by the Watson Mortuary Service, Jersey City.last_img read more

Giving to the next generation

first_img Cellular atlas of brain region leads to discoveries Related ‘We now understand several behaviors in ways that we never did before’ Dulac’s mouse study shows role of neural projections in behaviors Being able to spend time on research, said Vaughn, ultimately made it possible for her to write a thesis. It may also have launched her into a career. “This fall, I’ll be starting at UC San Diego to get a Ph.D. in neuroscience,” said the graduating senior. “I’m really excited about that, but honestly without this fellowship I can’t see a way that I would’ve been able to continue to do the quality and the level of work that I really wanted to be able to do. That really opened that door for me.”But Dulac said she got much more from Vaughn through the experience.“This is the role of a teaching scientist,” said Dulac. “Science and research are people working together to exchange ideas. It’s a human community.” Research sheds light on how parents operate When Catherine Dulac was named the Lee and Ezpeleta Professor of Arts and Sciences last year, she wanted to make a difference. She had learned that donors Kewsong Lee ’86, M.B.A. ’90, and Zita Ezpeleta ’88, J.D. ’91, had created the endowed position, which lasts for five years and comes with a monetary award, because Harvard had changed their lives.“I thought, what is it we do that makes a difference?” Dulac recalled asking herself, during a conversation in her office in the BioLabs.The answer, she realized, was to use the award not to fund her lab, but to create a fellowship for a deserving undergraduate and pay the experience forward.The timing was perfect for then-rising junior Melonie Vaughn ’19. That summer, the neuroscience concentrator had received a Weissman International Internship, which had made it possible for her to do neurobiological and psychopharmacological research at the Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche in Alicante, Spain. The experience was transformative. “I knew after the short time I spent working in a lab that it was something really exciting for me and possibly what I wanted to do with my career,” said Vaughn, who came to Harvard from Lathrop, Calif.Dulac understood.“There’s something you learn when you’re actually experiencing research that is more powerful than just reading it out of a book or listening in lecture,” she said.Because she had taught Vaughn, Dulac — the Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator whose lab uses molecular, genetic, and optical techniques to explore the molecular and neuronal basis of innate social behaviors in the mouse — was already aware of the undergrad’s interest and promise. The challenge for Vaughn was finding the time required to continue her research.,“When I first started working in Dulac’s lab, I was working two jobs on campus,” said Vaughn, who is financially independent from her parents. The daughter of a single mother with a chronic health condition, she has not only supported herself, but has sent money home to help her family by working as an assistant building manager and at Cambridge Queen’s Head pub, among other part-time positions. “I was working maybe 25 hours a week at one point on top of trying to go to classes, and I was having difficulty managing,” recalled Vaughn, who was supported by Harvard’s Financial Aid Initiative. “It was becoming increasingly hard for me to put hours into the lab, especially working with mice, where experiment hours were really, really long.”Knowing the time and attention that research required, Dulac believed such dedication ought to be compensated. Giving Vaughn the fledgling fellowship was a way of “enabling somebody who has the eagerness to do research to have this as what she does to get an income,” said Dulac.Vaughn’s project grew naturally out of the molecular and cellular biology focus of Dulac’s lab as well as her personal experience. “My brother has an autism diagnosis,” she said, “and I’m interested in studying neurodevelopmental disorders.” In particular, she focused on a phenomenon called “the fever effect,” in which various symptoms associated with autism — such as language deficits and self-harming repetitive behaviors — are lessened while the subject has a fever. They reassert themselves when the fever is gone.“We wanted to see if we could replicate this phenomenon in a model organism,” Vaughn said. Under the supervision of Dulac and postdoctoral fellow Jessica Osterhout, she designed a series of experiments that involved injecting mice with bacterial liposaccharides, “basically to give them fever in the same way a bacterial infection would,” she explained, and then seeing if their behaviors changed and how long the effects lasted.Vaughn’s contributions will eventually become part of published research, said Dulac. Although the work is not finished, it is on its way. “We have some very promising leads that were developed by Melonie,” said Dulac. “What Melonie has done is really significant.”last_img read more

How big data analysis can make a big impact on credit unions

first_imgIf it seems like the whole world is talking about “big data,” it’s because everyone is. The rapid advancements in technology and data analysis afford us more and more actionable information every single day. This is true across all industries, and banking is no exception. How you access your core data and what you do with all of it can help set you apart from your competition.How Big is Big Data?It’s huge. It can help you get to know your member on a whole new level. From information on the members themselves, to the products and services they use, you can analyze this data to determine the value your institution derives from them.Start by dividing your members into demographic groups. At the most basic level, that’s age and gender. Then, move on to differentiators like household income, credit rating and the products and services they use. Finally, include statistics that help determine account value. These can include information like total and monthly number of swipes and their value, numbers on non-interest income and income from the customer’s deposit accounts, loans and services.Now What?Now that you have all of this information, what do you do with it? You use it to take action. For example, you might segment your auto loan portfolio by age group, looking to see which group buys the most cars and in what price ranges. You can include interest rates in this calculation and see which group is the most profitable and target them specifically in your next promotion.Another solution would be to analyze whether the loan recipient was an existing account holder or a new member. Which demographic group is most responsive to cross-selling? You could also look at which branches or employees are most successful at cross-selling.Location, Location, Location!Are you considering opening a new branch? Where should you put your new ATM machine or promotional billboard? The data to help you make these important decisions is there, you just need to access it! Look at where your cardholders are spending their money. Is it close to home? Close to where they work? If many cardholders shop at the same local grocery store, putting your next ATM machine there is a no-brainer.Rewards Can Help TooIf you have a rewards program, it can provide even more valuable information. Look at the demographics of the enrollees and the rewards they are choosing. This can point you in the direction of strategic partnerships with local businesses. Perhaps that partnership could even lead to opening a business account or loan applications . . . the sky really is the limit!Bottom LineCurrent customer information can be extremely valuable and can help you understand which member groups are most profitable, or present greater opportunity. The costs of ignoring this data can be considerable either in actual wasted resources or missed opportunities, since the lack of analysis can lead to strategic missteps. Though it will likely take an investment in time and resources up front, the results can prove well worth the investment. 40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tylee Suarez A graduate of the University of Texas, Tylee Suarez brings more than 10 years of B2B marketing experience to the Buzz Points marketing team. When she’s not helping businesses grow … Web: https://www.buzzpoints.com Detailslast_img read more