first_imgSt John’s JCR has resolved to provide £400 for the purchase of items that aid gender expression.The JCR voted in favour of establishing a fund similar to those already in place at Exeter and Somerville, which can be used by students to purchase items such as binders, concealing underwear, packers and breast-forms.The motion, proposed by the JCR Trans and Gender Minorities Rep Cas Burton, noted that gender dysphoria—the feeling of distress associated with a disconnect between a person’s perceived gender and their gender identity—affects students at St John’s and across the University.It suggested that purchasing items for gender expression could help to tackle gender dysphoria, improving welfare and mental health, and that the JCR should strive to develop suitable welfare provisions for all its members, including those of the transgender and gender nonconforming community.It also noted that these items can improve welfare for gender nonconforming students who may not experience gender dysphoria.St. John’s JCR LGBTQ+ Officer Kelly van Eerde, who seconded the motion, told Cherwell: “I first came across the idea of a fund of this kind from other reps posting about it on the Oxford college LGBTQ+ reps Facebook group.It is an initiative that many college reps have expressed an interest in setting up at their colleges.”Van Eerde continued: “As far as I know, something very similar exists at Exeter College and Wadham College.“I therefore brought the idea up with our JCR transgender and gender minorities rep, Cas, and we discussed with the JCR treasurer about how best to implement the fund.“Cas and I then wrote the motion together—they proposed it as it is a topic more relevant to their role specifically.”Speaking on the long-term effects the motion is predicted to have, van Eerde said: “The benefits of this fund are, I believe, twofold. Firstly, it is beneficial to any individual who makes use of it as it removes the additional financial worry that goes along with buying these items, which can already be intimidating to buy. This allows them to more easily alleviate dysphoria and feel more comfortable within themselves, improving these students’ welfare.“Secondly, on a more general level, it shows the JCR’s support of our transgender and/or gender nonconforming members. By having this fund in place, it shows people who may be closeted or questioning that the college is a safe and accepting place to explore their gender expression and identity.”JCR President Amelia Wrigley said: “I’m very proud to belong to such an inclusive and progressive JCR, and grateful for the hard work of my committee’s liberation officers in ensuring everyone at St John’s feels secure and accepted.”St John’s JCR previously introduced gender-neutral bathrooms around college, and changed the constitution so that it includes gender-neutral language.The move by John’s comes just weeks after the death of transgender academic Erin Shepherd prompted calls for increased efforts for the University to provide a welcoming environment for transgender students and staff.Speaking at the time, Orla White, OUSU VP for Women and Equality, told Cherwell: “We know that trans women are often failed by mental health services, which is only compounded by day-to-day experiences of transmisogyny.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School today announced the appointment of six fellows who will join the Institute virtually this fall semester. The incoming fellows bring diverse experiences in public service and expertise on contemporary issues and challenges in modern civic and political life.“We are excited to welcome an extraordinary cohort of fellows for the fall semester. They bring their accomplished life experiences in elected office, public service, activism, and journalism and we are grateful for their engagement,” said IOP Director Mark D. Gearan ’78. “The Fellows Program is a pride point for the IOP and by sharing their perspectives with our students, they will inspire Harvard students to lead lives committed to public purpose.”For more than 50 years the Institute’s Fellows Program has provided Harvard students with the opportunity to learn from prominent public servants, engage in civil discourse, and acquire a more holistic and pragmatic view of our political world. The fall 2020 fellows are:Chasten Buttigieg — Author and LGBTQ+ advocateBrittany Packnett Cunningham — Activist and founder of Love & Power Works, and director’s leader fall 2019 Carol Giacomo — Journalist, member of the editorial board of The New York Times (2007-2020)Michael Nutter — 98th Mayor of Philadelphia (2008-2016) and Visiting Fellow fall 2018Alice Stewart — Republican communications advisor, CNN political commentator, member of Senator Ted Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign, and Resident Fellow fall 2019Jorge Vasquez Jr. — Civil rights advocate and attorney, project director of the Power and Democracy Program at the Advancement Project, and member of the Associate Counsel of Latino Justice (2018-2020)“A global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and a racial injustice reckoning here in the U.S. have made 2020 nothing short of eventful. This combination of new and familiar fellows will be instrumental in inspiring students to involve themselves in politics and public service at this critical moment,” said Carine Hajjar ’21 and Eric Jjemba ’21, student co-chairs of the fellows and study groups program at the Institute of Politics. “As they reflect upon these recent months and look toward the 2020 election, we look forward to welcoming this cohort virtually this semester and creating community in a time of uncertainty.”Over the course of their appointment, fellows will continue traditional cornerstones of the fellowship virtually. The Institute will convene virtual study groups, led by fellows, twice a week on pressing topics including the 2020 election, the fight for social and racial justice, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, fellows will immerse themselves in the Harvard community by mentoring a cohort of undergraduate students, holding weekly virtual office hours, and engaging faculty and co-curricular activities. The Institute’s fall 2020 fellows will appear together in the virtual John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. ET. RSVP to join the conversation. For more information on the Fellows and their upcoming engagement with the Harvard community, visit iop.harvard.edu/fellows.  Read Full Storylast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 5 Feb 2020 12:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Gabriel ha been impressive for Lille this season (Picture: NurPhoto via Getty Images)Arsenal will have to fork out around £30m for Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes if they want to sign him in the summer.The Gunners were interested in signing the central defender during the January transfer window, making ‘firm offers’ for him as Mikel Arteta looked to strengthen his shaky defence.The moves were unsuccessful, but Arsenal maintain an interest in the 22-year-old Brazilian and may return with a bid in the summer.However, he will not come cheap as the Sun report that Lille are looking for around £30m for one of their hottest prospects.ADVERTISEMENTGabriel cost Lille just £1.5m three years ago when he arrived in France from Avai in Brazil, but his current club are confident they can receive a huge fee for him after Arsenal signed William Saliba for £27m from Saint Etienne last summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Ligue 1 side have also proved to be stern negotiators after they managed to secure £72m from Arsenal for Nicolas Pepe over the summer.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityGabriel is an imposing central defender, standing at 6’3″ and has become a regular in the Lille starting XI over the last year.He signed for the French side from his home country in 2016, but has also spent time on loan at Troyes and then Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.His performances this season have caught the eye, not only of Arsenal, but also of Everton who have shown an interest in signing him as well.The Gunners did bring in two new defensive signings in January as Pablo Mari arrived on loan from Flamengo and Cedric Soares signed arrived on a six-month deal from Southampton.Arteta is still struggling with injuries at the back, though, with Calum Chambers out of the season, while Kieran Tierney, Sead Kolasinac and new signing Cedric all sidelined.MORE: Barcelona confirm transfer interest in Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick AubameyangMORE: Arsenal plot early transfer move for Feyenoord star Orkun Kokcu Lille will demand £30m for Arsenal transfer target Gabriel Magalhaeslast_img read more


first_imgClayton Kershaw’s scoreless-innings streak has ended. His dominant pitching for the Dodgers, however, is very much in tact. Kershaw threw a complete-game, three-hit, 11-strikeout gem, leading the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday at Dodger Stadium.Kershaw’s scoreless-innings streak came to an end at 41 when Chase Headley homered to center field with two outs in the sixth inning, but the 50,332 fans gave Kershaw a standing ovation. Two, actually.Although the streak was over, it was a dandy — the fifth-longest scoreless-innings streak since the expansion era began in 1961. He hadn’t allowed a run since June 13. It wasn’t the streak’s end that bothered Kershaw.“I guess (I was) disappointed I gave up the homer,” Kershaw said. “I really don’t care about the innings streak. We’re not supposed to give up runs. That’s our job. More than anything, that tied the game.”As Kershaw was interviewed on the field after the game, fans chanted “MVP! MVP!”Kershaw improved to 11-2 for the Dodgers, who lead the NL West. He won his last eight starts and is 8-0 with a .74 ERA over that span. His next appearance will be in the All-Star Game on Tuesday.Kershaw received a standing ovation after Headley’s homer off a slider and another as he walked to the dugout. The focused Kershaw never looked up. The score was tied, after all. However, he knew, and he welcomed it. “That’s really cool they know what’s going on and they have a feeling for it and they appreciate what you’re doing,” Kershaw said. “That’s really cool.”What wasn’t cool for Kershaw were the countless questions on his feelings over the streak’s end. By the third one, a frustrated Kershaw said: “Not good. It tied the game. I don’t really care about the streak.”To know Kershaw is to know that he cares about winning, and the Dodgers are in good position with three games remaining before the All-Star break.When Kershaw’s streak ended, there could’ve been a letdown. Not so.“You’re not going to find Kershaw on a start day unfocused,” said outfielder Scott Van Slyke.Orel Hershiser holds the longest scoreless-innings streak in baseball history at 59 innings in 1988, the last time the Dodgers won the World Series. Don Drysdale had a streak of 58 innings in 1968. Kershaw’s streak was the longest since Brandon Webb had 42 scoreless innings in 2007.Kershaw retired the first seven batters he faced, and Alexi Amarista singled to left to end any thoughts of another no-hitter in the third inning. The Padres own the worst offense in baseball and with Kershaw throwing so well so early, it was surely on the minds of many people. The Dodgers never trailed.Yasiel Puig doubled on a ball that hit off Padres starter Odrisamer Despaigne in the fourth inning and trickled into left field. With two outs, Van Slyke singled in Puig for a 1-0 lead. The Padres tied the score in the sixth on Headley’s home run, but the Dodgers took back the lead in the bottom of the frame.And Kershaw returned to the mound for the inning and retired the side in a 115-pitch game, his third complete game this season and 14th of his career.“It doesn’t get more competitive than that,” catcher A.J. Ellis said of Kershaw. “You can use every adjective — special, relentless and has the will to win…”And that’s why the streak didn’t matter as much as another Dodgers win to Kershaw. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


first_imgTwo Broward County poll workers, including one who checked and handled voters’ driver licenses on primary day, have tested positive for coronavirus, according to health officials.The poll workers were on duty for all nine days of early voting at a site in Weston, as well as at two precincts in Hollywood on primary day, which was on March 17.One of them was a poll worker at the David Park Community Center in Hollywood. As one of the eight workers at that location, he handled peoples’ driver licenses and scanned them as part of the voter check in and identification process.A total of 61 people voted at that location.The same worker was a poll deputy at the early voting site at the Weston Branch library, where people voted from March 7-15. His job there was to direct voters outside the polling place.Another individual was on duty at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Hollywood. That person served as the precinct clerk, a position which typically does not involve contact with voters.Peter Antonacci, the county’s Supervisor of Elections, says the early voting site and the two neighborhood voting locations had hand sanitizer available, with signs encouraging people to use it.last_img read more


first_img John Williams, who has played a key role in running national amateur golf championships, has accepted the nomination to become President Elect of England Golf for 2016 with a view to becoming President in 2017. “To read the list of past Presidents is a humbling experience,” he said. “I am deeply honoured and delighted at this invitation and I’ll do my very best to match the standards set by my predecessors in representing and promoting England Golf, also in supporting Marian Rae, our President in 2016.” John took up golf in the late 1970s and joined Barnham Broom in Norfolk.  He relocated to Cambridge and has been a member of The Gog Magog Golf Club for 30 years and was captain in 2007. He lives in Royston and is an active member of the Cambridgeshire Area Golf Union. He says he’s struggling to maintain his five handicap, but still occasionally plays for CAGU Seniors: “If they’re scraping the barrel!” John has been a referee for the English Golf Union (EGU) and England Golf for the last 10 years and is a past Chairman of the Championship Committee.  He’s looking forward to renewing the contact and relationships with counties and clubs which host England Golf championships. “These were aspects of my role as Chairman of Championships which I so much enjoyed.  I’ll be able to express my own and England Golf’s appreciation to all of those who devote so much time, effort and expertise to the amateur game we love,” he said. John was also a member of the steering group which guided the merger of the EGU and the English Women’s Golf Association to create England Golf. He’s an active supporter of England Golf’s strategy to create a brighter future for the game and says, that as President: “I will relish the opportunity to support the many exciting initiatives being taken to address a number of well-known problems facing our game.” John spent his business life as an industrial relations and management specialist, after studying at Cambridge University and being called to the Bar. He joined the conciliation service, ACAS, soon after its launch in the mid-1970s, when the country faced many industrial relations issues. After 11 years he formed his own consultancy and training business, from which he retired five years ago. John is 64 and has been married to Ali for over 40 years. They have a daughter, Emily, and a son, Tom, who plays off plus-one, and they delight in twin grandchildren.  Ali is a non-golfer who enjoys attending championships and the social side of game – and, says John, shows great tolerance of the male family members’ addiction. John enjoys a number of other sporting interests. He is a member of the MCC and loves watching test match cricket. He has supported Norwich City for most of his life and is delighted with the club’s promotion back to the Premier League. When time permits, John and Ali enjoy cruising in their boat, “African Queen”. 8 Jul 2015 John Williams to be England Golf President in 2017 last_img read more


first_imgImage Courtesy: ShopeeAdvertisement ijcNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ejiq63( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5qacWould you ever consider trying this?😱sCan your students do this? 🌚9scxRoller skating! Powered by Firework Cristiano Ronaldo is famous for appearing in advertisements for various brands and companies, some very eye catching, some not so much. However, this recent one by Shopee, a Malaysian online e-commerce platform showcasing the Portuguese superstar is so poorly executed, will have you laughing till your stomach hurts.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ShopeePromoting the ‘9.9 Super Shopping Day’, the Southeast Asian company posted a video on various social media platform starring the Juventus talisman. Have a crack at it, courtesy to the brand’s YouTube channel.Advertisement Ronaldo is seen preparing to take a free kick, with a Shopee branded football. As he scores from the set piece and does his signature ‘SIUUUUU’ celebration, the forward loosk around the stadium, where all the spectators are busy on the Shopee app. Scratching his head, Ronaldo is shown a card by referee with ‘Shopee’ written on it. Next, Ronaldo is seen using the app on his phone, and starts dancing to a funny beat with four other players, as their jerseys turns orange, the Brand’s colour.As expected, the reactions were hilarious.Advertisement “Everytime someone laugh at this commercial Cr7 gets the cashflow coming to his bank account” one wrote.Another said “the green screen effect is quite bad”“Is this how the world is going to end?” another hilarious comment.This cringe of an ad ends with Ronaldo saying ‘Buy everything at Shopee’. The sale is shown to start from 19th August and last till 9th September. Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThe Trafalgar Girl’s Volleyball team earned the elite status after capturing the West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Volleyball Championships Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.It was Trafalgar versus Trafalgar in the final, with Trafalgar winning the title.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to bestow the honour on the Trafalgar squad of Team of the Week.The squad includes: coach Staci Proctor, Amanda Creak, Maia Thibault, Alicia Griko, Lily Huttemann, Sophie Borhi, Mimi Lockhurst, Maia Robertson-Weir, Jaydon Rushton, Brynn Belland, Kristin Vanhorne, Rylee Zondervan, Michaela Anderson, Camryn Parnell, Bryce Winters, Reece Hunt, Shayla Elias, Olivia Kelly, Sophie Edney, Finn Pitcairn and Maren Kernan. They’re back in the Mallard’s Team of the Week winner’s circle.last_img read more


first_imgON TRACK CROWD OF 38,647 WITNESS 78TH RUNNING OF WEST COAST’S PREMIER DERBY PREPBy BETH HARRISAP Racing WriterARCADIA, Calif. (AP) _ Dortmund towers over his competition, standing the equivalent of 5-feet, 8-inches tall. He’s pretty imposing on paper, too.The chestnut colt romped to a 4 1/4-length victory in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday, keeping him unbeaten at 6-0 heading into next month’s Kentucky Derby.“It’s good to see this horse just really developing the way he has from his first start,” Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said. “I just love the way he ran.”Dortmund led all the way in running 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.73 under Martin Garcia and paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10 as the 3-5 favorite in the six-horse field. Baffert earned his record seventh victory in the West Coast’s major prep for the Kentucky Derby.“When we bought him he looked like a really good horse, but he was just a big horse and sometimes they don’t turn out,” Baffert said. “He’s a big, long-legged horse. When he made the lead and when he gets by himself like that, he’ll idle on you a little bit, so he had to keep going.”Dortmund bobbled slightly coming out of the starting gate in the No. 1 post _ a spot Baffert detests _ but he quickly went to the lead and kicked clear leaving the final turn.“Even though he’s won all his races, he’s still learning,” said Garcia, who won his first Santa Anita Derby. “He can play around a bit when someone comes to him. When I ask him to go, he becom s push-button and he just takes off.”Dortmund joins his sire Big Brown (3-0) and Barbaro (5-0) in taking an undefeated record into the Kentucky Derby. Big Brown won the Derby in 2008 and Barbaro did so in 2006.At 17 hands, Dortmund stands taller than the average thoroughbred, which can measure anywhere from 15 to 17 hands, with a hand being equal to 4 inches.One Lucky Dane, also trained by Baffert, returned $4.80 and $2.80, while Bolo was another 2¼ lengths back in third and paid $3 to show. Prospect Park was fourth, followed by Cross the Line and Bad Read Sanchez.Dortmund earned 100 points for the victory, moving him into second place on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard that determines the 20-horse field for the May 2 race.One Lucky Dane was running just 16 days after returning from a 4½-month layoff with a victory on March 19. He moved into 16th on the Derby leaderboard and will head to Churchill Downs, too.“He qualified in Bob Baffert’s eyes,” the trainer said. “I don’t need 40 points.”Baffert’s other top horse, American Pharoah, will run in next weekend’s Arkansas Derby, giving the white-haired trainer a third shot at winning the Kentucky Derby for the fourth time in his career.“I can’t believe I’m so fortunate to be in this position with two outstanding 3-year-olds,” he said.In other stakes:_ Stellar Wind rallied to win the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 5 1/4 lengths under Victor Espinoza. The 6-5 favorite ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.26 and paid $4.40 to win. Trainer John Sadler said he plans to run the filly in the Kentucky Oaks on May 1._ Even-money favorite Gimme Da Lute won the $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes by 5 1/4 lengths for Baffert. Ridden by Garcia, the 3-year-old colt ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:14.64 and paid $4 to win._ Spirit of Xian won the $151,750 Providencia Stakes by a neck under Joe Talamo. The filly ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.10 and paid $35.60 to win.last_img read more