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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 First-of-its-kind program connects emerging leaders with mentors, investors, resources The Central Florida Foundation recently launched the Social Enterprise Accelerator – connecting entrepreneurs with resources, funding and mentors to help them build their ideas into self-sustainable ventures that solve pressing community issues.The first program of its kind in Central Florida, this initiative will help entrepreneurs in the early stages of product or business development. Participants will interact with mentors to advance a business model that achieves a “double bottom line” – delivering tangible results and solving social, environmental and economic societal challenges.The program will be headquartered at the Rosen Center at Rollins College and offer:Up to six months of a customized program with proven curriculum, designed by Rollins faculty and successful entrepreneurs, held twice a yearAccess to a team of mentors that are serial commercial and social entrepreneursAccess to legal, accounting and marketing experts, as well as Rollins facultyA collaborative work environmentTwo boot camps per year to prepare entrepreneurs for the AcceleratorPitching event in which one entrepreneur will receive a minimum $25,000 investment“A growing number of millennials want to do the kind of work that fulfills their passions while honing their entrepreneurial spirit – but speaking from personal experience, it can be tough to access the capital and connections to do so,” said Ben Hoyer, president and COO of the Social Enterprise Accelerator and founder of Downtown Credo, a donation-based coffee shop. “We’re here to help entrepreneurs build and scale their ideas into self-sustainable ventures that benefit our entire community.”Mark Brewer, president/CEO of Central Florida Foundation, added: “We want to establish Orlando as a national hub for social enterprise by helping entrepreneurs break through barriers to success. Younger generations want to be actively involved not only in philanthropy but in problem-solving. This initiative will help to harness that growing momentum.”“We are excited to create a place for emerging social entrepreneurs to move their businesses forward”, said Rob Panepinto, Board Chair for the Central Florida Foundation and CEO/Chair for the Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator. “Social entrepreneurs, who have a higher percentage of women and minority-led businesses as compared to traditional tech startups, face the unique challenge of building both a sustainable business model and driving positive social impact. The Accelerator, which has been over two years in the making, will support these entrepreneurs by leveraging the social enterprise expertise of our Founding partners: Central Florida Foundation, Rollins College, Downtown Credo, Entrepreneurs in Action, and Clean the World, along with our other committed investors and community partners, including the City of Orlando.”Panepinto is also the CEO of Entrepreneurs in Action, who will manage an early stage venture fund to invest in the for-profit social enterprises stemming out of the Central Florida Social Enterprise Accelerator.The Social Enterprise Accelerator is inviting individuals and corporate partners to join the effort. Support levels include Rally Makers, Seed Investors, and Angel Investors, with opportunities to mentor and judge participants, among other benefits.Nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs can apply to the accelerator beginning on June 30. For more information, visit www.cflsea.com.About Central Florida FoundationCentral Florida Foundation is the place for people who want to invest in their community. The Foundation serves as the region’s community foundation and is home to more than 400 charitable funds. The Foundation manages and invests funds, offers personalized service and expert giving advice, connects caring people, businesses, governments, and organizations to local initiatives that build and inspire the community, and empowers them to make informed decisions that make a difference now and in the future. Central Florida Foundation works with individuals, families, businesses, professional advisors and nonprofits. Learn more at cffound.org.About the Social Enterprise AcceleratorThe Social Enterprise Accelerator’s mission is to create positive social change by propelling qualified social entrepreneurs to build their ideas into self-sustainable ventures within our community. 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Houses Area: 235 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: ArchDaily 2016 Brazil Save this picture!© Maíra Acayaba+ 12Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929577/green-house-amz-arquitetos Clipboard Architects: AMZ Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Photographs: Maíra AcayabaAuthors:Pablo Alvarenga, Manoel Maia, Adriana Zampieri, Daniel SemiãoDesign Team:Daniel Semião, Beatriz Souza, Jaime SolaresCity:São PauloCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaRecommended ProductsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceText description provided by the architects. Commissioned by a young couple with three children, the house was built on one of the few remaining plots at a downtown neighborhood in São Paulo, and was conceived to conform to the original site in order to double as a country house on weekends and free time.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Maíra AcayabaThe idea was to design a house that wasn’t built over the garden, but rather under it. To that end, a reinforced concrete shell supports a thick layer of substrate able to sustain medium-sized trees. The house program is sheltered under this structure, split between service, living and sleeping blocks, while leisure space (barbecue area, play area and sauna) is located above it, taking advantage of the green neighborhood.Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaA house with a 100% green projection is more than just sustainable or environmentally friendly — it also makes the neighborhood nicer, a practice which is not at all usual in São Paulo.(It’s worth picturing a neighborhood or town where all housing be conceived according to that principle.)Save this picture!© Maíra AcayabaProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa Moulat / CCA Centro de Colaboración ArquitectónicaSelected ProjectsLO House / Dado Castello Branco ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share CopyHouses, Sustainability & Green Design•São Paulo, Brazil Green House / AMZ Arquitetos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929577/green-house-amz-arquitetos Clipboard Projects Green House / AMZ ArquitetosSave this projectSaveGreen House / AMZ Arquitetos CopyAbout this officeAMZ ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSustainability & Green DesignSão PauloBrazilPublished on December 05, 2019Cite: “Green House / AMZ Arquitetos” [Casa Verde / AMZ Arquitetos] 05 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
“COPY” 2020 Year: “COPY” Baan Priggang / BodinChapa Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950240/baan-priggang-bodinchapa-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Witsawarut Kekina+ 47Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/950240/baan-priggang-bodinchapa-architects Clipboard Thailand Photographs Architects: BodinChapa Architects Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: COTTO, Lamitak, Lamptitude, EkoblokArchitect In Charge:Bodin Mueanglue, Phitchapa LothongDesign Team:BodinChapa ArchitectsClients:Amornwan TharasookEngineering:Papop MoraContractor:Studio Chieng-neurCity:Pak PhriaoCountry:ThailandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Baan priggang (Curry Paste Home) is located in the center of Saraburi province. The area is surrounded by interesting household businesses, for instance, curry paste factory, and a local market. We will be able to experience the production of curry paste with clear shape, taste, smell, and sound. The original area was a two and a half storey wooden house with a building on the side. The owner would like to renovate the old area which was the curry paste factory, a household business that has been used for many generations. The building conditions are deteriorated and ineffective in use to be the area that is both residential and able to support the business in the future effectively.Save this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaDue to the structure of the original building and some spaces have decayed by both termites and long use. Therefore, we decided to keep the old materials to be used in the construction of the new building as much as possible. The architect collects the details of the area and the old building, also planning the construction process as well. During the construction, there must be an area to support the curry paste factory that cannot stop the production. Thus, the design is required by planning the construction for 2 phases, the inside area was separated into 2 parts as a solving of construction problems. which is a challenging constraint in both work and construction for the technician team.Save this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaSave this picture!Site PlanSave this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaLimitations were put as the main factor in design planning. Including the constraints of surround view and ventilation. The designer brought these limitations to break the familiarity of home-made design, function in front of the house as a welcome zone, and place a Thai kitchen behind the house. On the other hand, this building uses the Thai kitchen to welcome guests at the front of the house and place the dining zone in the next section. Because of the road in front of the house is the best airflow area. In the future may add more food business from homemade curry products since the owner’s mom likes cooking. The Thai kitchen is the backbone of the house, connecting the area of the house and curry paste factory. It also helps to support the cafe’s coffee bar, another family business that will occur in the future.Save this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaThe area of the stairs was used to divide the building. It was designed as an open space up to the second floor and opened the roof to allow the natural light to descend into the center of the building. It makes the house get enough light and save energy. Below the stairs has been converted into a living and storage area. Above the staircase, there are windows for 2 bedrooms. Including the living room that connects the view of the home. Moreover, the natural light is distributed in the staircases in the middle of the house to cover the various area thoroughly.Save this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaThe facade still maintains the identity of the front porch on the second floor of this community. In the past, the balcony was the area that linked each home. The living room is placed next to the balcony to let the air and natural light access easily.Save this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaThe designer draws an interesting image of the curry paste process as the backbone of the design because it’s something that tells the story of the family well and also has an interesting dimension. The designer interprets this space as a replacement for the home-style chili-making equipment, drawing the appearance of mortar and curry paste to interpret it as architecture by separating the factory and the house with the tone of materials. We used the color tone of curry paste for the factory and gray tone from mortar, brick, and wood from the old building. In addition to clearly separating the working and house space, the color of the curry paste in the factory also helps to blend the stain caused by the manufacturing process.Save this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaSave this picture!Section BSave this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaThe exterior of the architecture has an outstanding look with the lines for a smooth feeling. But at the same time, it also feels friendly with the surrounding by choosing to use the simple materials to be the building’s frame which is produced in Saraburi. The combination if color schemes were created by various materials, blends well with this street and retains the shape, taste, smell, and sound of the pounding with architecture. Save this picture!© Witsawarut KekinaProject gallerySee allShow lessGem State: Living with Nature in Idaho’s Mountains and ValleysArticlesHouse on the hills in Montevecchia / a25architettiSelected Projects Share Photographs: Witsawarut Kekina Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Mixed Use Architecture ArchDaily CopyMixed Use Architecture, Houses, Grocery Store•Pak Phriao, Thailand Area: 220 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBodinChapa ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsMixed Use ArchitectureResidential ArchitectureHousesCommercial ArchitectureRetailGrocery StoreOn FacebookPak PhriaoThailandPublished on October 27, 2020Cite: “Baan Priggang / BodinChapa Architects” 27 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. 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Justgiving’s CEO wins Albert Medal ‘for democratising fundraising’ About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 53 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Zarine Kharas, CEO of online donations service Justgiving, has been awarded the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce’s (RSA) Albert Medal “for democratising fundraising” and technology for charities.Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA, said: “In creating Justgiving Zarine Kharas changed the rules of the charity game, bringing web technologies within the reach of every charity in the UK, and making it easier for all of us to support great causes. Hers is an inspiring example of the long-lasting social value that a company can deliver under the right leadership.”First awarded in 1864, the Albert medal was created as a memorial to Prince Albert, who had been President of the Society for 18 years. It was originally given ‘for distinguished merit in promoting Arts, Manufactures and Commerce’. Today, it acknowledges individuals who contribute to social innovation.Kharas said: “I am humbled and honoured to receive the Albert Medal on Justgiving’s behalf. The internet has been, and continues to be, a revolutionary force, and we are proud to have harnessed some of its power for the benefit of charities, especially the smaller ones.”Since early 2001, the site has enabled 7 million individuals to collect over £400 million for 6,700 charities.The company expanded to the USA in 2003, where it is known as Firstgiving.According to Kharas, all profits have so far been re-invested in the business and “investors have yet to make a return”.Recent recipients of the award include Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 2002 for his contribution to the World Wide Web and Professor Stephen Hawking in 1999 for making physics more accessible.www.justgiving.com Howard Lake | 14 April 2009 | News Tagged with: Awards Digital Justgiving Recruitment / people AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
News RSF_en February 10, 2017 Find out more News Five journalists were attacked and injured during violent protests against a proposed mine in the northern Cajamarca region yesterday, a day after the government declared a state of emergency in three of the region’s provinces in response to the protests.Much of the violence against the media was blamed on the special police units that intervened to disperse the demonstrations, but protesters unhappy with the media’s coverage were also responsible in some cases.“An administrative and criminal investigation into serious abuses by the police should begin at once, without awaiting a negotiated solution to the conflict,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The state of emergency, which bans demonstrations, does not justify the flagrant attacks on the journalists covering these events. Their coverage is necessary. The police must not limit the public’s ability to conduct an informed debate about their actions.”President Ollanta Humala’s government declared the state of emergency after a day of clashes in which three demonstrators were killed and 21 were wounded, but the violence has not let up since then.Ramiro Sánchez, the editor of the local newspaper El Mercurio, was clubbed by police yesterday in the city of Cajamarca. The Press and Society Institute (IPYS), a regional media freedom organization, reported that, shortly after this incident, a teargas grenade was fired at a group of journalists, injuring the photographer Frank Chávez Silva.The IPYS correspondent in Cajamarca, Luis Chillón, told Reporters Without Borders that covering the conflict entailed an “enormous risk” for the media. He said that in the nearby town of Celendín, the site of the proposed mine, some journalists had been forced to stay indoors because of the constant shooting.Special police units hit three journalists – ATV reporter Francisco Landauri Miranda, ATV cameraman Néstor Galazar Mandujano and Radio Programas del Perú reporter Yudith Cruzado Lobato – when they tried to cover the arrest of one of the leaders of the protests, Marco Arana.Environmental concerns, especially the impact on local water supplies, are fuelling the strong opposition to the construction of the proposed Conga gold mine by a company in which US-based Newmont Mining Corporation is the major shareholder. The project was suspended in 2011 after local demonstrations but last week’s decision to let it go ahead has sparked a renewed outcry in Peru and even internationally. Help by sharing this information December 4, 2019 Find out more Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites July 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Five journalists attacked during protests against Conga mining project Follow the news on Peru This is by no means the first time that Reporters Without Borders has seen journalists and other observers exposed to danger when they try to cover this kind of environmental or labour dispute. It has also been seen recently in various forms in Chile, Panama, Colombia and Bolivia. PeruAmericas PeruAmericas China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting Organisation News April 1, 2020 Find out more to go further News Receive email alerts Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable
News Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News RSF_en Organisation March 29, 2020 Find out more April 6, 2020 Find out more Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal SudanAfrica Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Sudan On 8 February the Sudanese authorities confiscated the following day’s edition of the Arab-language daily As-Sahafa.’We denounce this constant policy of harassment against independent newspapers. Summons, veiled threats, seizures-such has been the lot, for too long now, of this press which consequently incurs huge financial losses. We call on the Sudanese authorities to put an end to these practices’, said Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders.On 8 February the Sudanese authorities confiscated the Arab-language daily As-Sahafa (dated 9 February) at the newspaper printworks. No explanation was given to Nur el Din Madani, the editor. However the 7 February edition carried an article quoting statements by the Popular National Congress (PNC, Hassan el-Tourabi’s banned party) criticising the renewal of the state of emergency. Later in the day, press bureau spokesmen of the security forces, at a meeting with the newspaper’s shareholders and staff warned the latter that if they pursued their political line they would undergo new sanctions. One of the paper’s editors told Reporters Without Borders that ‘the aim of this type of confiscation was to make the newspaper incur financial difficulties’. On 16 January 2003 all the copies of the English-language daily the Khartoum Monitor were seized by the security forces. This issue contained an article on the absence of a government delegation at Machakos (Kenya) at the peace talks with the southern rebels. The day before, Nhial Bol, editor of the daily, and Alfred Taban, managing editor, were summoned by the security forces and accused of being close to the southern rebels. News April 10, 2020 Find out more to go further Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa SudanAfrica News February 13, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seizure of an independent daily Receive email alerts
Top Stories’Do You Watch TV?’, SC Asks News Broadcasters Association(NBA); Calls It ‘Toothless’ LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Sep 2020 9:38 AMShare This – xDuring the hearing of the case against Sudarshan News TV’s controversial show, the Supreme Court chided the News Broadcaster’s Association (NBA) over its laxity in enforcing its own regulations.Justice D Y Chandrachud, the presiding judge of the bench, called the NBA ‘toothless’.”Do you watch TV or not? Why have you not controlled what is going on in the news”, the judge asked NBA’s…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?LoginDuring the hearing of the case against Sudarshan News TV’s controversial show, the Supreme Court chided the News Broadcaster’s Association (NBA) over its laxity in enforcing its own regulations.Justice D Y Chandrachud, the presiding judge of the bench, called the NBA ‘toothless’.”Do you watch TV or not? Why have you not controlled what is going on in the news”, the judge asked NBA’s lawyer, Advocate Nisha Bhambhani.Bhambhani replied that the NBA has improved significantly and has made several channels apologize during airtime for violating the norms on the reports. The counsel also informed the bench that all channels are not its members.Seemingly unsatisfied with the response, the bench said that it wanted stronger regulation by the NBA.”One thing you can do is come back to us on a method to strengthen NBA, so that you have a higher regulatory content. You have a few members and your regulations cannot be implemented. You need to tell us how it can be strengthened”, Justice Chandrachud said.On September 15, Justice Chandrachud had asked the NBA’s counsel, ‘do you exist apart from your letterhead?’.A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and K M Joseph was hearing the plea which alleged that the show ‘Bindas Bol’ hosted by Suresh Chavhanke, the Editor-in-Chief of Sudarshan News, was communalizing the entry of Muslims into the civil services. On September 15, the top court had stayed the telecast of the show after making a prima facie observation that ‘the object intent and the purpose of the show was to vilify the Muslim community’.The News Broadcasting Association is a voluntary organization of TV news channels, which is registered as a non-profit company.It has evolved a Code of Ethics and Broadcasting Standards and has established a News Broadcasting Standards Authority(NBSA) as an independent self-regulatory body to enforce its norms.Former Supreme Court judge, Justice A K Sikri, is the present Chairperson of the NBSA.In its counter-affidavit filed in the SC, the NBA has said that the NBSA has passed a total of 64 orders from 2009 to 2019.It stated that the NBSA has imposed fines on some channels for violations and has directed some others to issue public apology. for misreporting.It further said that Sudarshan News TV was not its member and was therefore not amenable to the jurisdiction of NBSA.It made a suggestion that the NBA’s Code of Ethics be given statutory recognition under the Cable TV Act in the same manner as the Code of Advertisements of the ASCI has been acknowledged and recognized in the Advertising Code in the CTN Rules, 1994.Read the reports about today’s hearing in Sudarshan TV News :Representation Of Muslims With a Beard, Skull cap and Green Face, With Flames in the Background:SC Says Sudarshan TV Presented Allegations In An ‘Inciteful Manner’ In ‘UPSC Jihad’ Show”We Have The Constitutional Duty To Protect Human Dignity As It Is Important As Protecting Free Speech”: Justice Chandrachud In Sudarshan TV Show MatterNext Story
Back to overview,Home naval-today SNMG2 Trains with Romanian Navy in Black Sea View post tag: Romanian Navy View post tag: SNMG2 View post tag: News by topic SNMG2 Trains with Romanian Navy in Black Sea View post tag: Black Sea View post tag: Trains Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: europe Authorities View post tag: Naval March 20, 2015 NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) recently completed exercises in the Black Sea with ships from the Romanian Navy.SNMG2 is in the Black Sea to reassure allies in the region of the Alliance’s collective defence and to enhance NATO’s maritime force interoperability. Led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson (USA N), SNMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), TCG Turgutreis (F 241), FGS Spessart (A 1442), ITS Aliseo (F 574) and ROS Regina Maria (F 222).SNMG2 units were joined by ROS Marasesti (F 111), ROS Axente (M 30), ROS Eugeniu Rosca (F 263), and ROS Eustatiu Sebatian (F 264). During the multinational exercise the ships practiced anti-air and anti-surface warfare tactics and procedures, as well as basic ship-handling maneuvers and communications drills. Some of the units conducted live fire gunnery exercises while others conducted a simulated air-defense exercise with Romanian fixed-wing MIG-21s. All exercises were designed to maximize operator and unit training, and to improve interoperability amongst the units.SNMG2’s deployment to the Black Sea also included training exercises with the Turkish and Bulgarian Navies. The group will return to the Mediterranean later this month to resume patrols and contribute to NATO’s maritime situational awareness before beginning its next series of multinational exercises.[mappress mapid=”15452″]Image: MARCOM
In response to the motion, the University told Cherwell it would not extend the service to students.“The service currently allows for students to present their bicycle to the bike mechanic, who would then provide them with advice on what is needed and a quote for making minor repairs,” it said.“University staff receive free labour for minor repairs but must pay for all parts. The service is designed for quick checks/repairs and not for full servicing, for which we would expect University staff to use a reputable bike shop.“The service is funded by the Green Travel Fund (staff parking charges) but due to financial and capacity constraints it is not possible to extend the free labour for minor repairs to students. The University is currently in discussions with the Oxford Student Union regarding opportunities to widen cycling support to students.” Oxford SU will lobby the University to introduce a free bike repair system for students.The University’s ‘Mobile Mechanic’ scheme currently provides staff and students with access to bicycle repair services from two local companies. It is free of charge and for staff only.At a meeting on Wednesday students voted for Oxford SU to try and extend this free provision to students. The SU’s vice president for Charities and Community, Tom Barringer, will now approach the University with the proposal.Barringer told Cherwell: “I’m very happy that this motion passed. Extending access to the University bike doctors for students is already something I’ve talked to the Estates Department about, and having this motion come up independently through Council will serve to highlight how important the issue of bike safety and fair access to bike mechanics is for students.”Despite concerns about funding, the motion proposed by Tiger Hills and Tom Wernham passed without opposition. Hills and Wernham told Cherwell that the motion was aiming for the “equitable treatment” of students and staff.“Students need to travel around the city just as much, if not more, than university employees,” said Hills, “but for staff, labour costs for repairs are free, whereas students have to pay.”The pair said such costs are especially prohibitive for poorer students. “Cycling in Oxford won’t be safe until students are riding well-maintained bikes,” Wernham summarised.Oxford SU’s resolution forms part of a broader movement to improve cycling safety in Oxford. Last Thursday, the Claudia Charter for Cycling Safety was launched in memory of the D.Phil student Claudia Comberti, who was killed in a cycling accident earlier this year.The initiative, which calls for a minimum of £10 per cyclist to be spent on improving cycling infrastructure, met with unanimous approval from Oxford City Council.Cycling safety has long been a problem for the city. Based on data from 2009-2015, The Plain roundabout – which joins Iffley Road, Cowley Road, St Clement’s and the High Street, and serves more than 11,000 cyclist a day – was the second most dangerous roundabout for cyclists in the UK. The junction, which links the city centre with Cowley, has since been redeveloped.
IS IT TRUE that a well known local pastor and 2nd Ward resident Steve Ary asked members of the Evansville City Council a couple financial questions during last night’s council meeting? … City Council President Missy Mosby refused to answer pastor Ary’s pointed questions concerning the utilities costs and payments issues at the Ford Center? …Missy Mosby announced that he will receive an answer to his questions vie mail from legal counsel in the near future?IS IT TRUE that pastor Ary is also the editor/publisher of the monthly Vanderburgh Independent Press (The VIP)? …this monthly publication has a strong conservative and religious bent? … that At-Large City Councilwoman Michelle Mercer (R) stated that his being the editor of a monthly newspapers is the reason why City Council should refused to be transparent in answering his questions concerning utilities costs and payments of the Ford Center?IS IT TRUE we are surprised to learn that a citizen of Evansville 2nd ward and the editor/publisher of a monthly conservative and religious bent publications seemly have no rights when it came to his receiveing answers from City Council to questions regarding city business? …we strongly believe that Council members Missy Mosby (D) and Michelle Mercer (R) has a responsibility to be totally transparent concerning the finances of this city regardless of who is asking the questions or how they feel about person asking them? …just in case you need to know that the other 6 remaining Council members just in silence watching all this go down?IS IT TRUE its important to point out that pastor and newspaper publisher Steve Ary has been a tax-paying resident of Evansville nearly his entire life? … that he and his family lives in Missy Mosby’s 2nd Ward? …that Pastor Ary inquiry on how our city tax dollars are spent on the Ford Center could had been handled by either by City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr, Council Finance Chairman Dan McGinn (R), accounting expert Councilwoman Anne Harris-CPA (R), DMD Executive Director-Kelley Cources because they were at the meeting?IS IT TRUE we are amazed that pastor Ary was singled-out by select members of the Evansville City Council because he is an editor and publisher of a local monthly newspaper? .. Its obvious that pastor and editor/publisher Steve Ary was being discriminated against by two (2) members of the Evansville City Council because of his employment? …that someone should tell Council members Missy Mosby and Michelle Mercer that there are Federal and State laws that protect people from being discriminated because of their line of work? IS IT TRUE its been alleged by Pastor Ary that City Council attorney, Josh Claybourne, advised him if he does not “announce himself as being with the media” when he at the podium, that he can ask question the Council as a constituent of the 2nd Ward, and therefore he can receive the answers to his questions? …that after taking Claybourne’s advise, pastor Steve did not announced himself as a member of the media, but rather, as pastor and citizen of the 2nd Ward? …that Councilwoman Mosby still refused to answer his questions about governmental issues? …we wonder who came up with the policy that members of the media can’t ask any questions concerning city business at any official city council meeting? IS IT TRUE that we were given the actual questions pastor Steve Ary asked City Council during last nights meeting? …that you can read those questions below? 1. How much are the annual utility bills for gas, electric, and water at the Ford Center? 2. Who pays for the Ford Center utility bills? Is it the City, VenuWorks, or is it both? If it is both, what is that cost ratio?3. Did the Evansville Redevelopment Commission write any checks to cover either full or part of the Ford Center utilities bills?4) Recently the ERC approved a contract between VenuWorks and the ERC. Does this contract make the city taxpayers responsible for all the debts incurred by the Evansville Thunderbolts Hockey team during the 2016-17 season?IS IT TRUE that the people of this city deserve answers to paster Steve Ary’s questions,? … we feel that any members of the local media should be treated with equality, and not as a second class citizen? …we hope that pastor Ary and newspapers editor /publisher sues members of city council because they discriminated against because of his line of work?TODAYS “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that any member of the media should be allowed to ask any questions concerning city business during any official city council meetingFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail