Students should return for Hilary despite Tier 4 announcement

first_imgOxford’s university-wide guidance encourages UK students to arrive at least four days before the start of their in-person teaching, in order to allow individuals to take two lateral flow tests. Until students have received two negative results they are not permitted to take part in face to face teaching or sport.  The University confirmed earlier in the month that teaching would start in two separate waves, with most practical courses beginning at their advertised start date, and most other subjects beginning in-person teaching from Monday 25th January. Any content before this date will be delivered in an online format. Colleges have subsequently confirmed their individual arrangements for students’ return in Hilary Term, which can be found here. Residency requirements will remain in place for Hilary Term apart from where a specific exemption is in place, in order to ensure that students can “take full advantage of Oxford life”. However, individuals concerned about returning to Oxford can make an application to the Proctors requesting that be given dispensation to study remotely. Students are expected to return for Hilary term despite Oxford being moved into tier 4, the University has announced. “The move to Tier 4 may impact some services provided by the University and colleges. We continue to monitor the local and national situation, and will consider the detailed implications of the change in alert level. Further information will be provided as soon as possible”. “We are committed to providing a good mix of in-person teaching and online support – building on our experiences in Michaelmas term. “Under Tier 4, universities and workplaces will remain open. We therefore expect teaching and research to continue at the University in the New Year, and for students to return for Hilary term broadly in line with the arrangements communicated at the end of Michaelmas term. Following the government’s announcement, an update on the University’s website said: “We are looking forward to welcoming students back to Oxford in Hilary term. We want to help make the most of your Oxford experience, within the constraints of the pandemic. Image: Sara Price / Pixabay. The statement comes following the news that Oxford will be placed under tier 4 from Boxing Day. This means that all non-essential retail must close, and individuals are only permitted to meet one other person from outside their household at a time, in an outdoor public space. The measures have been brought in after two new mutations of coronavirus have been identified, which increase the infectiousness of the disease.  The university is also recommending that a third test be taken ten days after arrival in Oxford, in order to identify anyone who has been infected after arriving at the university. Meanwhile, international students have been told to try and arrive in time to fulfill any quarantine requirements before the start of face to face teaching for their course.last_img read more

Free tree debris disposal in South Bend until August 21

first_imgIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – August 12, 2020 0 316 Previous articleSouth Bend police investigating overnight shooting near Ice Box Skating RinkNext articleI&M provides power restoration update, 11,500 still in the dark Brooklyne Beatty Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp TAGSdebrisdepartment of public worksdisposaldrop-offfreeIndianaorganic resourcesSouth BendTrade Drivetree center_img Free tree debris disposal in South Bend until August 21 “Tree limb down” by birdies100, CC BY-SA 2.0 If you need to dispose of tree debris from recent storms, you can do it for free now through August 21.The City of South Bend Department of Public Works is waiving the drop-off fee at its Organic Resources facility.Residents should proceed to the drive-thru style window upon entering the facility on Trade Drive.Organic Resources is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The office is closed from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. daily. No loading or dumping is allowed when the office is closed. ​ Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

WCUC 2019: Challenges/opportunities come with future tech

first_imgWorld Council of Credit Unions President/CEO Brian Branch addresses the audience at this year’s World Credit Union Conference. (World Council photo) World Council of Credit Unions President/CEO Brian Branch channeled 6th-century BC Chinese Philosopher Lao-Tzu for his “State of the Movement” presentation during Monday morning’s general session at the 2019 World Credit Union Conference.“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness,” said Branch, using language from Tao Te Ching—Lao Tzu’s classic text—to introduce the concept of how technological disruption is ushering in a digital future.“People have become accustomed to getting their information, getting their news, doing their social networking with their mobile phones and, of course, their payment services and commerce with their mobile phones. And therefore, it’s only natural they’re going to expect to access their financial services via their mobile phones,” said Branch.He explained that is why World Council’s goal for 2025 is the global digitization of the credit union system—and why cooperatives provide the perfect model for accomplishing that goal. continue reading »center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Live in a multi-million suburb without paying the price with this beach pad

first_img2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.Neighbouring multi-million homes, Ms Lanham said the three-bedroom residence offers a lot of potential.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“It has been renovated throughout and has an open plan living space and a fully fenced yard,” she said.“The bottom level even offers potential to convert into a second level with subject to council approval.“It is light bright and airy and loaded with potential to rebuild.” 2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.JOIN the millionaires club without the eye-watering price tag with this Mermaid Beach home which captures ocean views.The beachside home at 2/111 Albatross Ave is going to under the hammer on July 9 but according to Ray White agent Carita Lanham it could be the cheapest pad on Albatross Ave this year. 2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.Ms Lanham said the unit is currently being leased out at $675 a week.“If you were looking to invest at Mermaid Beach this would be one of the best opportunities on the market right now,” she said. “Facing due east with no streets to cross, it is literally a hop, skip and jump to the sandy beach.“It is a great entry-level home on Albatross Ave and I expect a lot of interest from investors.”The home is within walking distance to the trendy cafe’s at Mermaid and Nobby’s Beach, shops and transport.center_img 2/111 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.last_img read more

Aston Villa join Caleb Chukwuemeka chase

first_imgRelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Martinez completes £20m Aston Villa move Grealish signs new five-year Aston Villa deal Aston Villa is among the clubs interested in Northampton’s teenage striker prospect Caleb Chukwuemeka.Villa already have Chukwuemeka’s highly-rated brother, England under-17 midfielder Carney, on their books, and are keen to reunite the pair.Chukwuemeka senior, 18, is attracting interest after a prolific campaign for Northampton’s under-18s last season when he scored 16 goals and also recorded 14 assists before the youth football season was curtailed.Villa is at the front of the queue but Norwich and Belgian side Club Brugges are admirers of the speedy 6ft 3in Chukwuemeka too.Chukwuemeka’s contract situation has also encouraged his suitors.He has turned down Northampton’s offer of a first professional contract and now looks increasingly likely to leave the League One club.Tags: Aston VillaCaleb Chukwuemeka.Northamptonlast_img read more

Africa XI beats World XI 4-2 in Essien’s Charity Game of Hope

first_imgAfrica XI beat a select side from World XI best footballers 4-2, in Michael Essien’s game of hope at the Accra Sports Stadium.The game which is to raise funds for charity events by the Michael Essien Foundation saw an array of some of the greatest football talents around the world.Former German captain, and Chelsea midfielder, Michael Ballack, Ricardo Carvalho, Djibril Cisse were among players who paraded for the World XI whilst Ghana’s own Michael Essien, Jayjay Okocha, Adebayor, all the Ayew brothers and their uncle Kwame Ayew featured for the Africa’s Nathan Gadugah watched the game from the Accra Sports Stadium and gave the following live updates:The atmosphere is gradually building up; a great weather so convenient for football.The Stars have just a while ago returned to the dugout after a short warm up. They will soon be making a return to begin friendly hostilities. The Stars are back on the pitch and after brief pleasantries, hostilities have begun.The game is being played at such a slow pace and its quite understandable- it is a friendly game with nothing at stake, just the fun of it.Stephen Appiah, Sheyi Adebayor and Jayjay Okocha have shown glimpses of individual brilliance and dexterity.Africa XI wins a penalty, a controversial one I must say. Michael Essien steps up to the challenge and bang, he scores.Adebayor was deemed to have been fouled by Jamal Blackman in post for the World XI. Its one all now, courtesy Djibril Cisse former Liverpool striker. The French man placed the ball beyond the reach of Richard Kingston in post for the Africa XI and guess what, he does the Azonto with panache. .But oo Africa XI are back in front and it is Ghanaian born Dutch international George Boateng who restores the lead with a sublime volley beyond the reach of Blackman.Jayjay Okocha increases tally for Africa XI and credit to Adebayor who dummied the goal keeper and eith an empty net, he invited Okocha to kick it in.Its 3-1 now.Stephen Tonado Appiah is out and he receives a thundrous applause. The game is now on recess and its highlife sensation Kwabena Kwabena who is dishing out some of his greatest tunes. Awilo Logomba has taken over wiggling his waist to some of danceable tunes.The second half begins.Nothing much has changed, except Adebayor and Okocha who are up to one trick or another. The fans love their skill and cheer every stepover.But it is the World XI side who nearly got a goal. Cisse sent delivered an inch perfect ball which whisked just wide.World XI pulls one back to make it 3-2. Haminu Dramani’s superb goal increases tally of Africa XI to 4-2. game over.last_img read more

Kolasinac scored and won the Supercup for Arsenal (video)

first_imgTraditionally in England, the soccer season is opened with a match for the Community Shied trophy between the runner up and winner of the FA Cup.This time, at the more than full Wembley Stadium, Chelsea and Arsenal played, as did a member of the BiH national team Sead Kolasinac.The newbie in Arsenal started the match from the benches, but came in at the 32nd minute, after Mertesacker was injured.After the halftime, Mosesa gave a goal and put Chelsea in the lead.About ten minutes prior to the end, an attacker of the “blues” was expelled from the field due to a rough start. Sead Kolasinac kicked the penalty for Arsenal and evened the score.Since there were no more goals, after the regular 90 minutes, the match went to penalties. Arsenal took the lead and won with 4:1 from the white line.A trophy for Arsenal thanks to Sead Kolasinac!(Source: photo: goal)last_img read more

Olympia Symphony Brings Live Music Back to the Community

first_imgFacebook162Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Symphony OrchestraThe Olympia Symphony Orchestra is bringing live small group musical performances by local musicians back to our community, in their newly-developed “Big Music in Small Groups” program. The return of live music has been eagerly awaited by musicians and the community since the widespread shutdown of live concerts and public gatherings in March.The program launched on June 20, with a surprise performance of “Happy Birthday” and Handel’s Passacaile at Toyota of Olympia, for Toyota employee Lindsey Lampman. Lindsey, a 2017 graduate of River Ridge High School and former student apprentice violist with the OSO, received a surprise performance from an ensemble which included her former viola teacher, Lisa Dyvig, as a gift from her parents. Following this performance, the OSO musicians traveled to a private residence, performing Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance for a curbside commencement honoring a recent college graduate. Ensembles are comprised of OSO musicians, who are eager and excited to be performing together again.“Big Music in Small Groups provides connection and engagement between our musicians and community. Having a way to celebrate those big and little moments of life — graduations, birthdays, 4th of July, or just because — in a unique and personal way fills a critical niche in the midst of current social restrictions,” says Olympia Symphony Administrative Assistant Renée Zimmerman. “People have been so excited and grateful for these live local music deliveries — it brings a smile to your face to be a part of it!”Music “deliveries” will continue through July 4, with a musical menu that includes patriotic favorites such as Stars & Stripes Forever, the Armed Forces Medley, and the Star-Spangled Banner. After July 4, the OSO invites the public to request customized repertoire for private or neighborhood events. Prior to Thurston County’s advancement to Phase 3, gatherings were limited to no more than five non-household members. With Thurston County’s transition into Phase 3, gatherings may now include larger numbers of attendees, provided social distancing and face-covering requirements are met.The OSO plans to continue this program with outdoor performances throughout the summer. As part of their ongoing mission as a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization, they will also offer free performances to underserved and underrepresented populations in Olympia, with generous funding provided by a grant from the City of Olympia.To make a delivery reservation, please visit read more