first_imgHowever, when she stated her intention to read this out, there was an objection from the sitting Librarian, Sabriyah Saeed. She referred to Standing Order B6, stating that the agenda had not been sent out in due time by the Secretary and thus that Greenwood’s statement should not be heard.Greenwood argued that the President had already made statements which were not highlighted on the agenda, such as accusing Greenwood of the “serious offence” of failing to provide minutes of previous meetings on time.The objection was seconded by Treasurer – and winner of last week’s presidential election against Greenwood – Stephen Horvath. This meant the statement could not be made, as per Union rules.After this heated exchange, it seemed that Greenwood had been silenced. However, when Horvath proposed a vote of thanks to President Vadlamani, referencing her efforts to improve the diversity of speakers at the Union, Greenwood made an objection on the grounds that she had “acted very unprofessionally on many levels”.The vote of thanks went on to pass immediately with no further opposition, and the fractious meeting was brought to an end.Saeed, who first objected to the reading out of Greenwood’s statement, told Cherwell: “I believed that it was improper for this business to be brought to Standing Committee and under standing order B6 I exercised my right to object to it being brought forward.“The reason B6 is not always invoked where it might be is due to the fact that the Standing Committee often needs to deal with business arising less than 48 hours prior to the meeting, and in such cases the invocation of B6 would prevent it from acting on its duty towards the general membership.”Vadlamani and Greenwood declined to comment. A candidate in last week’s Oxford Union elections has been denied a spot on the Secretary’s Committee despite winning more votes than his nearest rival.According to initial results Rai Saad Khan, who was running on the ‘Ignite’ slate, was narrowly beaten to the final position on the committee by ‘Reform’ candidate Mo Iman.However, last night the Union’s returning officer stumbled upon a spreadsheet error which had undervalued Khan’s votes, meaning he should have been elected.As no complaint was registered in the 48 hours following the close of the poll, the society said it would not amend the results to the correct outcome – a decision which prompted Khan to question “the democratic nature of the Union”.Last week saw the first contested Union presidential election in five terms, with the race for Secretary’s Committee also being remarkably competitive.Only the first eleven of over twenty candidates would make it onto the committee, and the results announced on Saturday morning showed that Iman had just pipped Khan to the final spot.However, last night a mistake with the vote count was discovered. In a document outlining what happened, the returning officer said he had “discovered an error in the Excel spreadsheet formula for vote change for Rai Saad Khan.“I subsequently went through the spreadsheet to investigate whether there were any further errors, and also produced a corrected version,” he said. “I asked an ex-Returning Officer trained in using STV [Single Transferrable Voting] to independently confirm this.”He discovered that Khan should have had a vote value of 86.298 by the final round. Mo Iman, meanwhile, only had a vote value of 81.490. As such, Iman should have been eliminated in the final round, with Khan taking his place on Secretary’s Committee. Despite this error being clear and the returning officer labelling it “an injustice”, he concluded he could not change the result. Union Rule 33(b)(vii)(1) states that the Returning Officer may order a recount if an error is brought to his attention within 48 hours of the close of the poll, meaning the deadline had long passed when the mistake was discovered.Rai Saad Khan told Cherwell: “I deeply regret the turn of events, and sincerely hope Mo resigns on his own accord, as it is unfair for all those who are elected on committee and those who didn’t get elected.”Khan also expressed his frustration at the Union’s rules. He told Cherwell: “Rules such as 33b vii(1) that still exist within the Union highly call into the question the democratic nature of the Union, and it is deeply troubling that all malpractices or violation of elections laws are protected beyond a 48 hour period, such that even when evidence of a miscount or illegal electorial acts do arise, the elected members are protected at the cost of ordinary members and voters.“This rule is made to benefit the elected members, and is another sign of prestige and inequality within the Union that needs to be changed.”The returning officer of the Oxford Union did not wish to comment.The electoral blunder follows reports of infighting at the upper echelons of the society.In a recent meeting of the Union’s Standing Committee, outgoing Secretary and defeated presidential candidate Molly Greenwood accused President Laali Vadlamani of acting “very unprofessionally on many levels”.Tensions had first been raised early on Monday morning, when the agenda for the meeting detailed Greenwood’s intention to make a statement regarding “the unacceptable conduct of the President, Laali Vadlamani”.last_img read more

first_img(Source: The Avaz Twist Tower hosted the 5th “Avaz Tower Running 2015” race and the winners of the race are Vladana Gavranović and Pavel Holec from the Czech Republic, in the women’s and men’s category, respectively. The first place received the award in amount of 1000 BAM, the second place received 500 BAM, and the athletes who got at the finish line as the third received 200 BAM as award.The competitors sprinted across the 780 steps while climbing up to the 36th floor of 172 meters high “Avaz Twist Tower”.The race for the children was organized as well, and the winner is Irfan Hisem, 12-year-old student of elementary school Džemaludin Čaušević, whose prize was a mobile phone.In the race of journalists and humane show-business stars, the cameraman from television N1, Adis Hurem, won the first place and received a mobile phone as award as well.The coach of National football team of B&H, Mehmed Baždarević, supported the race.last_img read more

first_imgby L. Jeanette Strole Parks for Kluh JewelersShoppers get a preview of the great deals at Kluh Jewelers Unclaimed Layaway Sale while waiting their turn in the store.The Unclaimed Layaway Sale at Kluh Jewelers in Lacey happens in March every year. This annual sale was even featured in a story last year here on ThurstonTalk. However, what is unique about this year’s sale is that Kluh’s Aberdeen store has just recently closed, and the Lacey store is liquidating all their inventory as part of this sales-event. That’s correct; there will be $250,000 worth of additional merchandise to check out. It truly is no exaggeration that this is the biggest sale  ever put on at Kluh Jewelers, and the staff are gearing up for a spectacular day of unloading top-quality merchandise.As always, it is a one-day event, and this year March 29 is the date to circle on your calendar. The doors open at 9:55 a.m., so be there as early as you can be. Customers are helped in numerical order, so if you are late to get in line, you may have less selection to look at by the time it’s your turn, but with such a huge inventory to liquidate, there should be plenty to go around. There are 500 pieces of unclaimed layaway items, just for starters, in addition to returns, overstock items, surplus, estate jewelry, discontinued items, and unclaimed repair-jobs that have become available for purchase. Additionally, they are giving away prizes and gift certificates for the people waiting in line, so you might just come away with a few extra goodies in addition to the ones you purchase, just for showing up!Kluh Jewelers has established itself for decades as one of the premier jewelery shops in the area, with three generations of the Kluh family continuing the tradition of craftsmanship, in-house repairs, and top-notch customer service. This annual sale draws both old and new customers who will stand in line for hours to get first dibs on the merchandise and for good reason; the high-quality goods that are up for grabs are not exactly gumball machine trinkets.For example, a one-carat diamond solitaire ring that would normally retail for $3,000 is available for $599. Perhaps you have been pondering “popping thequestion” – saving nearly $2500 on a ring would certainly give you more cash for the wedding or honeymoon!Another option is a 24” gold chain, yours for only $55, Or perhaps a pair of 14K gold hoop earrings that would otherwise sell for $96, available for just $4.99!Setting aside March 29 to browse the goodies inside the store could save you large sums of money for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, upcoming birthdays, or even Christmas, even though it’s still nine months out.The Unclaimed Layaway Sale is an Olympia tradition that has all the anticipation of “Black Friday” but without the mayhem. Instead you will find attentive customer service, and knowledgeable staff that will treat you right. Facebook28Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

first_imgNelson U16 Selects got a tune up for this weekend’s Kamloop Slurpee Cup, dropping a 2-0 decision to the U18s in the final of the Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday at Lakeside Park in Nelson.Naomi Perkins scored the second of two goals to power the U18s past their younger cousins.”Not often I will come off a weekend where we lost two games, tied one and had only one win and think we played so well,” said head coach Paul Burkart.”The girls fought and fought all weekend against some very talented older squads and came away with a well-earned silver medal.”The Selects opened the tournament dropping a 4-1 decision to the U18s in the first game of the round robin, preliminary round draw.The U18s got off to an early 1-0 lead, but a free kick later in the half provided the younger girls an opportunity to tie it up – an opportunity that Sofia Arcuri did not waste. Arcuri placed an absolute laser in the top corner of the U18 net past the outstretch hands of U18 keeper. In the second half, the skill and experience of the older girls started to shine through, as they were able to press the younger girls forcing three goals to secure the win. Saturday, the U16s took on the U17 squad from Kootenay South, outlasting the Trail/Castlegar based squad 3-1.Kootenay South opened the scoring before The U16s finally were able to press in the late part of the opening half, and forward Shianne Michaelchuk worked her way down the side and into the 18 yard box before scoring with a beautiful low shot on the short side beat the Kootenay South keeper.The score stayed tied until Jodi Surina crossed from the right side and a streaking Anna Milde struck the ball perfectly to provide the Nelson squad the lead.With time running down, Michaelchuk notched her second of the game launching a ball from outside the 18 yard box into the top corner of the visitor’s net.The U16s then meet the U18 squad from Invermere.  Although Nelson had an edge in scoring chances, a post and some solid goaltending by both keepers lead to a scoreless tie.With the second best record in the division, the U16s played the older team in the division final. The two teams controlled similar amounts of the play with no team dominating in the first half. The U18s opened the scoring, converting the game’s first goal off ensuing scramble in the penalty area. Perkins then dribbled through the backline and placed a beautiful ball in the lower corner of the U16s net for the second goal of the game.“We can be very proud knowing that we kept our very talented and speedy U18 girls team to only two goals in the final,” Burkart explained.”I have an older daughter on that squad and they are undefeated this year in both rep and high school (12-0) beating teams from Kamloops and Kelowna.”In watching those games, I believe we have given them one of the toughest matches they have had this year – for that my players can be very proud.”last_img read more

first_imgALAMEDA — The Raiders added veteran defensive tackle Terrell McClain Wednesday and announced the departure of three other players related to transactions made the previous day.Among those let go was defensive tackle Corey Liuget, who was signed before the start of the regular season and whose contribution was minimal. Also let go were linebacker Dakota Allen and defensive end Kasim Edebali, the latter who was with the Raiders less than a week.The Raiders made official two other signings that …last_img read more

first_img20 September 2013 Two hospitals and eight clinics in the OR Tambo district are to be demolished and rebuilt from scratch as part of a massive overhaul of the health care system in the Eastern Cape, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Thursday. Speaking to journalists in Pretoria, Motsoaledi said that both the Department ofHealth Department and National Treasury were aware of the major health, financial and resources challenges in the Eastern Cape. This was especially the case in OR Tambo, one of 11 districts selected to pilot South Africa’s National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme. Motsoaledi said OR Tambo had been chosen as a pilot district “specifically because we wanted to take that opportunity to fix a multiplicity of problems the district is experiencing”. The district has 167 clinics, 12 community health centres, 13 district hospitals, two regional hospitals and three specialised hospitals. Among the eight clinics to be demolished, five of them will be built during this financial year, with contractors due on site by January 2014. In addition, two nursing colleges, Butterworth Nursing College and Madzine-Ka-Zulu Nursing College, would be fully refurbished, with work starting in October and due for completion by March. Motsoaledi said the national department was working around the clock with the provincial department of halth to improve infrastructure in the rest of the province. “We are implementing 287 projects covering new additions, upgrades, renovations and maintenance work in 132 facilities. One hundred and fifty-nine of these projects are at construction phase, while the rest are at developmental phase.” “A total amount of R1.045-billion has been budgeted for this work up to the end of the financial year.” Motsoaledi said the rebuilding of the Eastern Cape health department had been going on for some time. In May, he and Deputy Health Minister Gwen Ramokgopa had spent four hours with the executive council in Bisho. “Two weeks ago, a new HOD was appointed. He was working here at the head office. After a long time of [having an] acting position, the Eastern Cape has got a permanent CFO and a permanent deputy director-general for human resources. “I have just spoken to the new HOD this week to prioritise appointments in the directorate of pharmaceutical services.” Motsoaledi added that the adverts for new CEO positions at a number of hospitals, after some delay, would be appearing in the media in the next few days. Source: read more

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts You have done it. Your co-workers have done it. You have seen it effect companies, athletes, celebrities. It is the curse of Stupid Tweet Syndrome.Well, it is time to get some Stupid Tweet Insurance.Kiln Group, an insurance specialist underwriting firm at Lloyds of London, wants to protect companies from the damage that Stupid Tweet Syndrome (our name for the disease) can cause. Details are not clear as to what exactly the insurance would pay out but if a brand is substantially damage by a vindictive or careless tweet, Kiln Group would be able to cover it.AllTwitter at Media Bistro picked up the story from City News Toronto. Companies that get Stupid Tweet insurance could pay $100,000 for $10 million in coverage. If it seems like a joke, well yes there is a certain level of absurdity to the idea of insuring yourself against a tweet. Yet, the possibility of significant damage being done is very real.Twitter is a mode of communication. Like any other mode of communication, people can cause harm to brand or reputation if they purposely send tweets that are lies. Would a libel suit not be considered libel just because it was tweeted and not, for instance, blogged?AllTwitter cites Erik Dolden, a lawyer for Vancouver-based Dolden Wallace Folick LLP, who says that the tweet (or some derivation of) “My boss is a big fat cow,” is very common. Employees tweeting disapproval of their bosses is nothing new but it can lead to lawsuits between the corporation and the employee and where there is the risk of lawsuits, there is insurance.According to the report, Stupid Tweet insurance for individuals is probably five years away. So, celebrities and athletes that say idiotic or insensitive things on Twitter are not yet covered. But, the brands they represent could be. A recent example would be the dust up between insurance company Aflac and comedian Gilbert Gottfried. Gottfried was the “voice” of the Aflac duck until he was fired by the company after he made insensitive tweets about the recent earthquake in Japan. In the current Kiln Group scenario, Aflac would probably be able to cover itself against Gottfried’s remarks, though the comedian himself would not be able to insure his personal brand for comments he made on the social network. dan rowinski Tags:#twitter#web center_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast “I think offensively, we were blessed to have contributions coming from almost everybody,” rookie coach Nash Racela said after getting four players in twin digits. “That doesn’t normally happen.”The Bolts got dumped into a huge hole early, scoring just eight points in the first 11 minutes before catching some fire in the third to make a game out of it somehow.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Defensively, we were decent today,” Racela added. “We made it hard for Meralco to make their shots. But we’re expecting them to make a lot of adjustments [for the second game].”Star also took a 1-0 lead in its quarterfinal series by crushing hapless defending champion Rain or Shine, 118-82, later in the night. Mo Tautuaa of TNT charges into Cliff Hodge of Meralco during Monday night’s quarterfinal duel between both squads. —AUGUST DELA CRUZWith a more involved offense and decent defensive, TNT KaTropa displayed why it is the favorite in its quarterfinal duel with Meralco in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Starving their foes nearly harmless outputs in the first two periods, the Texters scooted away early, staved off a mild uprising by the Bolts and then pulled away for a 102-84 victory Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum to move within a win of booking a semifinal berth.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Top-ranked Andy Murray eases into French Open quarterfinals Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession cloudscenter_img LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast The Texters built so much momentum early that they didn’t have much difficulty rediscovering their rhythm in the fourth as they opened up leads of as big as 24 on the way to a series opening win.“No one wins a best-of-three series by winning Game 1,” Racela said. “But of course, it’s good to get that [first win] out of the way and take a winning feeling going into Game 2.”Jason Castro scored 25 points and Joshua Smith scattered 19 despite coming off the bench and playing limited minutes because of a bum stomach. He could have easily excused himself from the game, but opted not to.“I wasn’t a hundred percent today, but I wasn’t going to let my teammates go out there by themselves,” Smith, a replacement for Donte Greene, said. “I just wanted to help them out.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s official footwear supplier, X-Blades has another great deal for the Touch Football community, this time on their 2013 Legend Sleek boot.The 2013 Legend Sleek can be yours for just $100, a saving of $40, plus free shipping. To take advantage of this great saving, follow the link below and use the code ‘TFASL’ at checkout. Stay tuned to for more great deals from X-Blades. Related LinksX-Blades Promotionlast_img read more

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Slovenia-based supplier of blockchain solutions for logistics, CargoX has launched the first open, neutral, and accessible blockchain platform in the shipping industry. The company said that, by using the CargoX platform, shipping, freight forwarding, NVOCC, exporting and importing companies, forwarder alliances and networks, and ecosystems providing solutions for logistics and supply chains all over the world can speed up their business and slash costs.The neutral and partner-independent platform offers a decentralized and cryptographically secure environment for sending digital documentation by means of a public blockchain network. It supports multi-user workflows, it is integration friendly since it is accessible through a browser, and it requires only a minimum investment for customers to start using it, according to CargoX.The CargoX platform is based on the CargoX’s Blockchain Document Transaction System (BDTS) technology. Additionally, the platform gives companies the power to create, transfer, and state undoubted ownership of information or documentation, and the various types of maritime shipping documents are only the first to be available – among them the master bill of lading, house bill of lading, telex and express releases, switch bill of lading, sea waybills, and other types of documents and custom attachments. CargoX confirmed that blockchain-based letters of credit (L/C) and trade finance solutions, which are already in development, will be added soon.The system stores documents and data securely encrypted on a public globally accessible blockchain network, hence implementation of new infrastructure is not needed. The platform can be used by businesses of any size.last_img read more