Portugal bond auction dominates markets

first_imgAll eyes are on the auction which is key to nursing the battered euro zone back to health. On a positive note Japan indicated that it may be willing to up further its investment in euro bonds, a policy which is helping to stabilize European markets. The FTSE 100 opened slightly higher as did other European markets. Globally, equities were higher, led by emerging markets and generally boosted by hopes for a solid earnings season. HSBC and Barclays built on gains made yesterday, while mining stocks also performed well. Asian shares rose slightly overnight on the back of gains on Wall Street and strong US earnings reports, with Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index up 0.15 per cent. The health of the UK retail sector was given a boost today with supermarket chain Sainsbury’s turning in record figures over the Christmas period. But trade balance figures dealt a blow to the UK economy. Britain’s goods trade deficit with the rest of the world unexpectedly deteriorated in November to hit a record high, driven by imports of oil and aircraft, official data showed.Meanwhile US export and import prices will be released later while the Federal Budget this evening will dominate the agenda across the Atlantic. The euro was trading around $1.2986 to the dollar, rising slightly after plunging to a four-month trough around $1.2871 on Monday. Gold prices rose more than $4 to $1,384.80 an ounce, below its historical high of around $1,430 struck in December but still buoyed by high oil prices and the euro zone crisis, both of which help promote gold’s image as a safe haven. Portugal bond auction dominates markets Share whatsapp Wednesday 12 January 2011 6:21 am WarrenG Show Comments ▼center_img whatsapp European markets were today putting Portugal under the microscope as the ailing euro zone member launched its first debt auction of the year. The country – desperately trying to avoid a bailout from the European Union and IMF – is tapping bond investors for around €1.24bn. More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org To receive our free, mid morning update each week-day simply click here. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) Q32005 Presentation

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2005 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2005 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2007 Annual Report

first_imgAutomatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2007 annual report.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu)  2007 annual report.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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The Cineworld share price bounces back from 88p! Would I buy this stock today?

first_imgThe Cineworld share price bounces back from 88p! Would I buy this stock today? 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. 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. Cliff D’Arcy | Thursday, 25th March, 2021 | More on: CINE Image source: Getty Images Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Cliffdarcy has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Today was a lively one for Cineworld (LSE: CINE) shares. After closing at 102.8p on Wednesday, the Cineworld share price oscillated wildly. As I write, CINE shares hover around 94.3p, down 8.5p (8.3%) overnight. But this drop masks some major price moves this morning.The Cineworld share price plummetsThis morning, the share price went into freefall. After gapping down at the open, it slumped to a low of 88.24p. That was a collapse of 14.56p, or a seventh (14.2%). However, this proved to be the low for the FTSE 250 stock, as it rebounded by over 6p. What caused this share slide? The answer is that the company released a shocking set of results for 2020.5G 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…Cineworld lost a whopping $3bn last yearCineworld is the world’s second-largest cinema chain, with operations in 10 countries at 767 locations. Around three-quarters (73%) of its revenues come from the US, where most states have ordered cinemas to close. As a result, the share price crashed steeply last year.If Cineworld’s 2020 results were a film, I suspect that they would be a horror movie. Here’s the headline figure: the embattled cinema chain lost $3bn before tax last year, versus a pre-tax profit of $212m in 2019. CEO Mooky Greidinger said that this was the group’s first yearly loss in its 91-year history. For sure, with cinemas closed around the globe, the business model was in big trouble. Even so, this loss was higher than most analysts predicted, hence the initial steep fall in the Cineworld share price.With cinemas shut down, yearly revenues collapsed by four-fifths (80%) to just $852m. However, with locked-down consumers eager to get back to normal, Cineworld expects 2021/22 to be a bumper period. That said, the group also warned that box-office attendance would be least 5% below pre-Covid-19 levels until 2024. With bad news like this, it’s no wonder that the share price languishes at 30.55p — almost a quarter (24.5%) — below its 52-week high of 124.85p on 19 March (just six days ago).Net debt explodes to $8.3bnIn this horror movie, what frightens me most about Cineworld is its colossal debt burden. At present, the cinema chain’s shareholder equity is valued at around £1.3bn ($1.78bn). Today, the firm announced that it will raise another $213m of liquidity through a convertible bond maturing in 2025. This is on top of existing net debt of $8.3bn. That’s right: the company’s debt is almost 4.7 times its outstanding equity. Were interest rates not so incredibly low, this debt mountain might prove crippling or even fatal. Even so, with such massive obligations hanging over the business, I fear for the Cineworld share price.Would I buy Cineworld at this share price?So would I buy? My answer is an immediate and resounding no. As a veteran value investor, I aim to buy into companies with predictable revenues, earnings, cash flow and dividends. For me, the Cineworld share price is a high-risk bet on rapid growth of the movie/popcorn industry. Of course, I could well be wrong and the Cineworld movie might turn into a feel-good comedy, one leaving shareholders laughing as the shares soar. That really could happen if a much-talked-about leisure spending boom comes about. Whatever happens, just like a Michael Bay blockbuster, there’s going to plenty of action, adventure and plot twists along the way! See all posts by Cliff D’Arcylast_img read more

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Residence in Nicosia / Polytia Armos

first_imgSave this picture!Courtesy of polytia armos+ 17 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/86157/residence-in-nicosia-polytia-armos Clipboard Cyprus Residence in Nicosia / Polytia Armos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/86157/residence-in-nicosia-polytia-armos Clipboard CopyAbout this officePolytia ArmosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPaphosHousesCyprusPublished on November 04, 2010Cite: “Residence in Nicosia / Polytia Armos” 04 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Polytia ArmosText description provided by the architects. The four members’ family residence is situated in the city of Nicosia on a low hill. The sloping plot provides unobstructed view to the Pentadaktilos mountain to the north and overlooks the east side of the city. The building is deployed on three levels in order to better adapt to the sloping plot on the one hand and to facilitate the functional structure of the residence on the other. All the secondary/utility rooms and the parking spaces are located on the lower level; the living space and the kitchen are on the middle floor, which is leveled to the entrance of the building, whereas all the bedrooms and a multi-use office room are situated on the upper floor. Save this picture!Courtesy of polytia armosRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationThe layout of the plan is divided in three main zones, all parallel to the slope, on the east-west axis. The south zone is found only on the upper floor and it hosts the children’s bedrooms while its volume covers the main entrance. The main living room and the dining space are located in the intermediate zone which is vertically extended to the roof from where abundant sun light enters through a skylight. The kitchen and an integrated secondary living room are found in the north zone. Furthermore, a semi-outdoor lounge space overlooking the pool area with view to the mountain is situated in the north zone. The decision to “turn” the house towards the north, for better adjustment to the sloping plot and to take full advantage of the views, determined the final layout of the building which is oriented with its backside on the north entrance. Save this picture!Courtesy of polytia armosOne is pleasantly surprised when entering the residence. A huge transparent surface, similar to a cinema projection screen, “brings” all the view of the external environment in the house opening the residence to the outside. In this way the transition from the outside to the inside of the house drastically changes the appearance of the exterior of the building and the domination of walls which function as vertical screens. As one enters and approaches the windows on the north side the view is gradually revealed. At the same time the vertical connection between the second and third level is also revealed, whereas the view of the sky -through the roof and the internal windows of the bedrooms– gives the illusion of an urban street with two storey buildings. Save this picture!Courtesy of polytia armosThe entrance of the composition, with its high ceiling is an architectural element with multiple uses. It is of central importance to the composition as it gives brightness to the bedrooms allowing them to be an integral part of the residence, and it connects both visually and functionally the whole residence. Apart from the furniture, in the main living room there is a large file place on the east side and the semi-circular staircase located centrally. Due to the intense and prolonged summer in Cyprus the use of abundant sun light entering from the north and the dispersion of light flowing in the house from the roof creates a nice ambiance. Through these elements the temperature and the intensity of the sun light are properly controlled. Save this picture!Courtesy of polytia armosOn the outside the mass of the building expresses the threefold composition of the layout. The openings on the south facade are limited in number whereas on the north side they are more and larger. The use of Cyprus stones on the south façade, in contrast to the rest surfaces made from exposed concrete and from plain plaster, renders the “screen” concept of the composition through the use of vertical walls.Project gallerySee allShow lessStephen H Kanner Exhibit / Architecture + Design MuseumArticlesMuseum of Modern Art / Metro Arquitetos Associados + Paulo Mendes da RochaArticles Sharecenter_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Paphos, Cyprus Residence in Nicosia / Polytia ArmosSave this projectSaveResidence in Nicosia / Polytia Armos Projects Houses “COPY”last_img read more

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Man dies in road traffic collision

first_imgNews WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleFamily issue appeal for information about missing 15-year-old boyNext articleDerry men on drugs charges granted anonymity News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Man dies in road traffic collisioncenter_img Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Facebook By News Highland – August 6, 2012 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton A man in his 70’s has died in a road traffic collisionThe incident occurred just after midnight on Monday when his car veered off the road and into a field at Meenmore, Fintown.His body has been removed to Letterkenny Hospital for a post mortem examination.Forensic collision investigators are due on the scene and traffic diversions are in place.Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Glenties Garda Station 074-9551080. Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

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‘No Person Can Indulge in Violence and Riots In Garb Of Exercising Free Speech’: Delhi Police Submits Affidavit In Jamia Violence Case

first_imgNews Updates’No Person Can Indulge in Violence and Riots In Garb Of Exercising Free Speech’: Delhi Police Submits Affidavit In Jamia Violence Case Karan Tripathi4 Jun 2020 9:07 AMShare This – xDelhi Police has informed the Delhi High Court that it had followed a standard protocol to control the unruly mob and to maintain law and order during the Jamia violence. While claiming that he police used proportionate force to stop an alleged mob of unlawful assembly, the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police states that is not only the right but an obligation and a duty of…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?LoginDelhi Police has informed the Delhi High Court that it had followed a standard protocol to control the unruly mob and to maintain law and order during the Jamia violence. While claiming that he police used proportionate force to stop an alleged mob of unlawful assembly, the Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police states that is not only the right but an obligation and a duty of the police to enter any such areas, when circumstances and situation legitimately demand such an action on part of the police to maintain law and order and to ensure protection of life, limb and property of innocent citizens and general public. At the outset, the affidavit claims that the Petitioners have created a patently false and fabricated picture of police brutality. It further says that It appears from the averments made in the respective writ petitions that a concerted and well orchestrated effort has been made by the petitioners to mislead the court. The affidavit goes on to mention: ‘exercising the fundamental right of dissent is and should be respected. However, no person can be allowed to commit breach of law, indulge in violence, arson and riotous activity causing danger to life, limb and property of innocent citizens under the garb of exercise of fundamental right of free speech and assembly. I respectfully state and submit that such fundamental rights of the citizens are not absolute and are liable to reasonable restrictions under the constitution.’ It is claimed in the affidavit that a protest cannot create law and order situation to lay a ‘siege’ and to paralyse the day to day activities of the fellow citizens. ‘it is clear that in the garb of student agitation,what happened in facts appears to be a well-planned and orchestrated attempt by some persons with local support (who were not students) to intentionally perpetrate violence in the area’, the affidavit states. While arguing that the writ jurisdiction of the court has been misused for prayers that should’ve been raised before criminal proceedings, the affidavit claims that by creating a facade of student agitation and victimisation by police, the alleged perpetrators of the unlawful activities cannot be conferred with any kind of absolute protection. It is further submitted that none of the students have approached the government for medical and humanitarian assistance. However, the affidavit states, the same has been extended not just to the students but also to the alleged rioters. While highlighting that no coercive action has been taken against any of the innocent students studying in Jamia, the affidavit submits that with a view to tackle the alleged riotous situation which was going out of hand, the police authorities had to take adequate measures like use of tear gas shelling and lathi charge. The use of the aforesaid was minimalistic considering the gravity of the situation. The Delhi Police goes on to submit that: ‘The police tried to keep in control this violent mob by using loud speaker and requested them not to take law in their hands but they did not pay any heed to the warning/lawful directions of police and kept on damaging the public property. The mob was.incessantly pelting bricks, bottles, stones, petrol bombs etc. on the police present on the spot due to which several police men sustained grievous injuries. Tear gas shells and moderate force were used to disperse and push back this unlawful assembly by various teams headed by SHOs of different police stations.’ Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Prosecutors want teens charged as adults in fatal attack at Maryland fair

first_imgiStock(FREDERICK, Md.) — Two teenage brothers from Maryland could be charged as adults after fatally punching a man in what investigators are calling a random and unprovoked attack, prosecutors said.The suspects, ages 15 and 16, were charged in juvenile court for allegedly attacking a 59-year-old man at the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, Maryland, last month, but prosecutors on Monday requested that their cases be moved to adult court, according to the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office.The victim, John Weed, was found lying unconscious on the ground on Sept. 20 and was airlifted to a local trauma center, where he died the following day.Witnesses on the scene said the man appeared to be minding his own business when he was approached by the teens, who allegedly beat him and spat on him after he refused to give the younger brother a dollar.“At that point, the victim said ‘no,’ and a verbal altercation occurred. The victim walked away, but the defendants are accused of punching him in the head while following him,” the state’s attorney’s office said in a statement Monday. “Several minutes later, the 15-year-old juvenile male punched Mr. Weed in the head causing him to fall to the ground. As the victim laid on the ground, the 16-year-old brother spat on the victim.”Weed’s family said he was at the fair with his sister and her two children, who moved to Frederick County last year to help care for the siblings’ aging parents.“Our lives have been changed forever due to the unprovoked vicious attack these individuals inflicted on my brother,” Weed’s sister, Lori Hawkins, told Baltimore ABC affiliate WMAR-TV last month. “My brother was the happiest I’ve ever seen him, until Sept. 20. We just wanted to spend time together as a family at the fair, but due to this horrible act of unprovoked violence my brother is now dead. There is no excuse for what these individuals have done.”The 15-year-old suspect was originally charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, but those charges have since been upgraded.He is now charged with manslaughter, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault, while the 16-year-old has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault.On Monday morning, a judge ordered that both teens remain in custody until their next court appearance. The judge canceled an Oct. 22 court appearance and instead scheduled a hearing for Nov. 19 to determine whether or not to approve the state’s petition to charge them as adults.A GoFundMe campaign set up by Weed’s family to help with legal cost, medical bills and funeral costs had raised about $22,000 as of Monday, exceeding its $20,000 goal.“The incredible love and support that is being shown by the people of Mount Airy and all of the surrounding areas is incredible,” the campaign said in a statement earlier this month. “It has reinforced the decision we made to move here a year ago. Even in the midst of this tragedy we feel blessed to live amongst you.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Director of Graduate Programs

first_imgJob DescriptionApplications are invited for the position of Director of GraduatePrograms in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech.This position is responsible for leading the Graduate StudentServices office of the department, which currently includes 2.5staff positions. Key responsibilities of this position includeproviding administrative leadership for graduate studentrecruiting, admissions, and immigration; internal and externalcommunication and marketing (working with department and collegecommunicators); student engagement and student life; career andprofessional development; and graduate program event planning. Inaddition, the successful candidate will support and collaboratewith the Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies (to whomthis position reports) on strategic and policy aspects of thegraduate program, including diversity and inclusion; studentfunding; curriculum development; data collection, analysis, andreporting; assessment; academic advising; and course enrollmentmanagement. The Computer Science Department is one of the largerprograms in the College of Engineering and is experiencingsignificant growth both in Blacksburg and in the Washington, DCmetropolitan area. The department offers PhD, MS, and MEng degrees,and currently enrolls well over 300 graduate students.Required Qualifications• Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with relevantexperience• Strong communication and personal skills• Ability to work effectively with a diverse population, includingstudents, faculty, and staff.• Experience with typical administrative software tools includingelectronic file sharing, word processing, and spreadsheets.Preferred Qualifications• Master’s degree in computer science or another science orengineering discipline; or a Master’s degree in higher education,academic advising or related field.• Professional experience in higher education• Professional experience as a supervisor• Experience working with international students• Experience with university student records systemsAppointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview Date11/2/2020Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Tabitha Hartman [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: October 6, 2020Applications close:last_img read more

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OUSU election changes

first_imgNominations opened on Thursday for the forthcoming OUSU elections, after the introduction of electoral reforms to attempt to encourage increased voter turnout.Candidates will have three weeks to campaign after nominations close, with the election to be held during 6th week. Plans for this period include an increased number of hustings both within common rooms and at neutral venues, with the hope that this will motivate those who attend to cast their electronic vote in a few weeks time.    Campaign rules are also set to make it easier for candidates to publicise themselves. Rules restricting the use of social media have been relaxed, whilst candidates are now allowed to interact more with the student press. In addition slates (where candidates run together but each must be elected individually) can now contain four candidates, providing one of these is standing for the position of Vice President for Graduates. The previous limit was of three sabbatical officers per slate.   Returning Officer, Jonathan Edwards, told Cherwell that there is really no limit to how candidates could promote themselves, “The starting point for the campaigning rules is that anything which is not actually prohibited is allowed. The main restrictions are an expenditure limit, intended to ensure fairness and limitations on the use of email, primarily to avoid election-related spam.” He described the campaigning rules as “liberal,” although practices such as false-statements, bribery and intimidation are treated as ‘illegal.’   In last year’s election, just 23% of undergraduates made the effort to vote. However OUSU hope that this year their increased promotion of the elections will see this number increase substantially. They have taken out full page advertisements in the OxStu, will be publishing manifestos free of charge and have already emailed students to tell them that an election is coming up. OUSU also intends to publish election details more extensively on its website, to encourage a greater interest in the election process.    Jacob Diggle, standing for President, explained why this election should capture the imagination of Oxford students, “This year will see at least three full slates of candidates, including presidential candidates from non-traditional backgrounds,” suggesting, “This will hopefully help to improve engagement and help students to feel the power of their choice.” He urged all undergraduates to take interest because this election could change “how you are taught, where you live, who you can turn to if something goes wrong.” Diggle concluded, “OUSU elections are very important because they will decide the future direction of the student union – a body with real powers to shape every student’s experience.”   However, many undergraduates did not share Diggle’s enthusiasm about the forthcoming election. George Heppel, a Mansfield 2nd year, commented, “It’s a popularity contest. Who can honestly say they’ve read any of the manifestos of any of the candidates? The only reason anyone votes is because they’re friends with them, or a friend of a friend, or are in the college, or they’ve been pestered into voting.”Martha Mackenzie, current OUSU President urged students to vote for reasons greater than personal pressure, claiming, “Student politics can be very important. Whomever is elected in the upcoming contest will represent students not only to the most important members of the University but often also to the outside world, they will also be charged with making sure your student experience is the best it possibly can be. Furthermore, Oxford is in the privileged position that it is able to really contribute to national debates and has the power to effect substantive change.”   Meanwhile Ben Manley, a Worcester fresher, was not even aware that there was an election coming up. He responded to the question “What do you think OUSU does for you” with the answer “Not a clue.” Another student explained why this may be the case, “The general feeling among Oxford students is that OUSU is not important to us. The elections are never well publicised and are certainly much less significant than JCR Bench elections in colleges,” continuing, “The JCR Bench at my college has a much bigger impact upon my university experience.” To such criticisms, Mackenzie asserted, “Without a student union there would not be anyone representing students to the University and the departments. Crucial decisions are constantly made at this level, particularly decisions that will seriously impact upon the student experience. Similarly the central union provides a significant amount of services and support that allow common rooms to work to the best of their ability. Both these factors make it all the more important that OUSU is working as hard as it possibly can to reach out to students and work to make its priorities relevant.”last_img read more

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