first_img Business News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy L-R: Junebum Park, 3 Crossing, 2002, Single channel video, 1 minute 43 seconds, Courtesy of the artist; Myoung Ho Lee, Tree 1, 2006, Ink on paper, Courtesy of the artist © Myoung Ho Lee; Atta Kim, ON-AIR Project 160-13, from the Series “India”, 2007, Chromogenic print, Courtesy of the artist.Pacific Asia Museum presents Constructed Visions: New Media from Korea from August 23 through November 24, 2013 in the Focus Gallery.This exhibition introduces four contemporary Korean artists who construct striking examinations of their environments, both urban and rural, using the seemingly infinite possibilities of digital media such as video and photography. For example, in Atta Kim’s images, busy cities such as New York, Paris and New Delhi become eerie ghost towns as rows of cars and crowds disappear due to extended exposure times, sometimes up to eight hours. While Kim captures known locations modified by time, Minkyung Lee intentionally creates a new reality in her images. She ‘builds’ her own spaces in miniature and then captures them with the camera. Some are then subjected to further manipulation, thereby creating layers of constructions for the viewer to unpack. Junebum Park’s videos capture mundane moments in busy cityscapes such as pedestrian and automotive traffic, or the passing of weather over a building, but deliver an uncanny sense of omniscient observation through the insertion of a figure at a super-human scale. Finally, in his Tree series, Myoung Ho Lee questions the concepts of reality, experience and representation by forcing the viewer to look at trees in their natural surroundings, isolated by artificial backgrounds and lighting.This exhibition is part of a year-long series that is designed to provide contemporary perspectives on visual art in Asia from four different countries: Japan, Korea, Israel and Pakistan. Begun with Takashi Tomo-oka, the series addresses a variety of underlying conceptual issues and cultural questions, challenging viewers’ assumptions about Asian art.This exhibition is generously supported by the Pasadena Art Alliance, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and Mike and Sookie Garrison.About Pacific Asia MuseumPacific Asia Museum is among the few institutions in the United States dedicated exclusively to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Since 1971, Pacific Asia Museum has served a broad audience of students, families, adults, and scholars through its exhibitions and programs.Pacific Asia Museum is located at 46 North Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 general, $7 students/seniors, and free for museum members and children under 12. Admission is free every 4th Friday of the month. For more information visit www.pacificasiamuseum.org or call (626) 449-2742. Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * around town 6 Pacific Asia Museum Announces New Exhibition Constructed Visions: New Media from Korea From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, July 8, 2013 | 11:54 am 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

first_imgTop Stories[Video] Justice Delivery in the Digital Age : The Future Emerges from the Present – Justice S Ravindra Bhat LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK16 May 2020 11:38 PMShare This – x…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?LoginNext Storylast_img

first_imgITHACA, N.Y. — The Vecino Group has been selected as the preferred developer for the Green Street Garage Project.After receiving four proposals for the site, the city had narrowed the field to Vecino’s “Asteri Ithaca” proposal and a proposal from Visum Development/Newman Development for “120 East Green.” Mayor Svante Myrick and members of the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency board cited Vecino’s commitment to affordable housing as the primary reason for favoring their plan.Related: Final proposals in hand, city to decide on preferred Green Street Garage developer this weekThe IURA vote is not the last word. The board’s recommendation will go on to Common Council, who could choose to reconsider both finalists’ proposals. Nevertheless, the IURA recommendation signals a big step forward for Vecino.As members of the IURA board acknowledged, the two final proposals have much in common. Both promise over 500 parking spaces, a possible conference center, and some apartment units below market rate.Discussion Thursday at a packed meeting centered on a few key differences, however: how affordable units would be structured, how housing will be managed once occupied, and the building’s architectural design.Vecino’s proposal includes 206 housing units, all priced at 50 to 80 percent area median income. The group is counting on getting $5 million in grants and New Market Tax Credit equity. Seeking public funding comes with risk because the application process is competitive, but tying the project to public funding also comes with a guarantee that units will remain affordable into perpetuity, with income caps for eligible renters.As Stacy Jurado-Miller, chief mission officer for the Vecino Group, told the board, “With state and federal funding comes state and federal regulation.”Related: Green Street Development Opinion: Vecino group delivers more affordable housing than other proposalsVisum/Newman’s proposal also includes affordable units, though their vision is for a mixed-income development rather than a 100 percent affordable development. Their proposal would ensure 71 units at 43 to 80 percent AMI, 108 workforce units at 80 to 90 percent AMI, and 27 market rate units at up to 125 percent AMI. Their plan would cap rents, but would not legally impose income limits on renters.Related: Green Street Development Opinion: The best project does the greatest good – and can be builtTracy Farrell, the vice-chair of the IURA board, ultimately voted for the Vecino proposal but said she preferred the Visum/Newman plan in part because it would foster an integrated mixed-income community. Others countered that Vecino’s fully affordable development would create a mixed-income community too, though, given the number of market rate units in nearby buildings. Devon Magliozzi Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi “We have two great projects,” said board member Karl Graham, “but my concern from the very beginning has been affordable housing.” Graham acknowledged the appeal of mixed-income neighborhoods but said in tandem with other developments the Vecino proposal would create a mix. “We need affordable housing and this is our opportunity to really address that issue, so therefore I support the Vecino project,” Graham said.Members of the public spilled into the hallway at Thursday’s crowded IURA meeting. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice) Members of the public spilled into the hallway at Thursday’s crowded IURA meeting. (Devon Magliozzi/The Ithaca Voice)On the issues of property management and design, comments tended to favor the Visum/Newman proposal.Visum/Newman proposed contracting Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services to manage the property, whereas Vecino proposed contracting Christopher Community, Inc., a Syracuse non-profit property manager. Members of the public and board members said they were nervous about relying on a management company based outside Ithaca.“All things being equal it would be great to work with a partner we know,” said board member Chris Proulx, noting his support for INHS.In the end, IURA added language to the resolution recommending Vecino to urge them to do further research and provide more information about how the property will be managed before negotiations are carried out.Visum/Newman’s architectural and landscape design won praise from several public commenters and board members, particularly with regards to how it connects with the Harold’s Square development and the Commons.Mitch Glass, who sits on the city’s Planning and Development Board, said during public comment that the project proposed by Visum/Newman “would be an iconic public space for Ithaca” and praised the proposal “as an example of how to successfully integrate landscaping with architecture.”Molly Chiang, an architect for the Vecino Group, said the board should treat design details as “an after-award question,” however.Graham said he liked Visum/Newman’s design but calculated that design would change significantly as the project made its way through the planning process. Myrick likewise said design was not the deciding factor for him, since it is liable to change.“I’ve learned to not fall in love with the design before it goes to the Planning Board anyway,” Myrick said.The IURA added language to the resolution asking Vecino to prioritize the project’s relationship to neighboring developments and street setbacks as plans move forward.A contingent of local union workers was on hand to insist that whatever developer wins the project, they use local labor. Union leaders have spoken with both the Vecino and Visum/Newman teams, and both said they would prioritize jobs for local workers. Vecino’s proposal includes plans to meet with trades and union representatives, as well as local contractors, before soliciting project bids.Vecino will enter a 90-day exclusive negotiation agreement with the city before heading back to the IURA board and Common Council for further approval.Featured image provided by the Vecino Group. 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first_img Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories You Might Like Highway protest rally not held Monday came and went without a rally featuring “national leaders” blocking U.S. Highway 231 to call for evidence in the… read more Couple requests zoning change for ‘Adult/Teen Challenge’ Email the author Book Nook to reopen “The Adult/Teen Challenge facility that we hope to open has six bedrooms and can accommodate up to ten if placed two to a room,” Poe said. “This will not be a long-term residential facility. It will be a place where we can get teens and adult women off the streets. It will be a facility to address immediate needs.”Poe said his wife sees the need for a facility like this and they both have a heart for teens and adult women who are struggling with addictions.“Mary Jane and I want the community to be aware of what we hope to do by requesting the rezoning of the property,” Poe said. “We don’t want the residents to feel they are being blindsided. We’ve talked with several ministers in the city and with some residents. They also see the need and are supportive of the Adult/Teen Challenge facility.” Sponsored Content When the City of Brundidge Planning Commission meets Thursday, the members will consider a rezoning request for property on the corner of  South Main and Lee Street from R2, which allows for two residential dwellings, to R3 that permits multi-family units.The rezoning request is being made by Bobby and Mary Jane Poe who have plans to locate an Adult/Teen Challenge facility for women in the home.Adult/Teen Challenge is a Christ-centered, faith-based program that offers solutions for those struggling with life-controlling problems, such as alcohol and drug addictions so they can live hope-filled and purposeful lives, Bobby Poe said. Print Articlecenter_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 9:45 am Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Poe said it his hope, and that of his wife, to reach out to families in need – families that are being torn apart by drug and alcohol addictions.“We want to help this population and the Adult/Teen Challenge is a way we can do so,” he said.last_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article This month’s newsMajor research into bias The Cabinet Office has announced a major package of initiatives aimed atstamping out discrimination and harassment. It proposes to reviewanti-discrimination legislation with a view to harmonisation; to implement theStephen Lawrence inquiry action plan on institutional racism; to eliminate thegender pay gap and simplify equal pay law; to give greater personal choice overwork patterns and to carry out research into religious discrimination. Union deals hit new high Seventy-five new recognition agreements were signed by unions in the 10months between January and October 1999, the highest number ever reported in aTrade Union Trends survey. Four in 10 unions responding to the survey said theimpending legislation had been influential in securing the new deals. Six outof 10 unions surveyed said the new legal rights had affected the way theycampaigned. New protection for children The Criminal Records Bureau is to start issuing information to prospectiveemployers from July 2001 to help them protect children in their care, the HomeOffice has announced. Three levels of check will be available by July 2002. TheCRB will be permitted to pass on information from List 99 which containsdetails of people barred from or restricted in work with schools, furthereducation and the youth service. Banker’s sex bias win £300,000-a-year banker Kay Swinburne has won a long-running sexdiscrimination case against her former employer Deutsche Bank. Her complaintsagainst her line manager included him suggesting she must be having an affairwith a major client after she had dinner with him. Swinburne is expected to netup to £1m in compensation. Related posts:No related photos. NewsOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

first_imgCaddie training tees off for allOn 3 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. E-learning will be used to sharpen up the skills of golf caddies in theFife-based centre of excellence for golf, Elmwood College. KnowledgePool hasbeen commissioned to design and develop the programme, which is being funded byScottish Enterprise. It will be based on the Caddie Connect training scheme launched in 2001,which for the first time provides potential caddies with the opportunity toacquire a professional caddying qualification. The ‘traditional’ course is available as a one-week residential trainingscheme at Elmwood covering golf history, rules of the game, customer serviceand practical experience of caddying and it leads to the St Andrews Standardand a certificate of competence recognised by the Scottish QualificationAuthority. (SQA). The e-learning version of Caddie Connect will comprise four parts, whichwill cover topics such as rules, the responsibility of the caddie, selectingthe appropriate club, and communication and time management skills. More than 60 caddies have completed the residential Caddie Connect andElmwood is keen to promote such best practice throughout the golfing resortindustry. “By using this innovative e-learning programme, the course will be madereadily accessible from anywhere in the world,” says Carol Borthwick,director of golf and leisure studies at Elmwood College. “I would like tosee a lot more of the clubs in Scotland offer a caddie service, which will alsohave a beneficial effect on the tourist industry here.” www.knowledgepool.com Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

first_imgPosition TypeAdjunct – Teaching Job Code/TitleAJ – Adjunct CampusMonroe Park Campus •Terminal degree ( MFA ) in a related field, or BFA with additionaltraining and/or professional experience that equates and/orparallels the artistic development expected in a terminal degreeholder.•Appropriate teaching experience and/or strong oral presentationand communicationskills.• Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diversefaculty, staff, and studentenvironment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Open Until FilledNo Demonstrated skills and experience in one or several of thefollowing areas of expertise:1) Wood Fabrication2) Metal Fabrication3) Digital Fabrication4) Moldmaking5) Surfacing6) Figure Modeling7) Sewing8) Performance & Video Preferred Qualifications Normal work days Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsOther DocumentCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional Documents Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/101923 Resource CriticalYes Job CategoryAdjunct – Teaching Working TitleAdjunct Instructor – VCUarts – Sculpture At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Description of the Job Additional Informationcenter_img DepartmentSculpture Posting Details Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No Remove from posting on or before11/24/2021 Hours/Week Sensitive PositionNo Position NumberJ00001 Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts)department of Sculpture + Extended Media is establishinga pool of applicants for possible adjunct teaching positions. Thispool of applicants could be drawn upon to providetemporary staffing when needed; to provide special teachingexpertise when needed; and/or to meet special programmaticneeds not otherwise provided for within the program. The applicantpool will remain active until the listed closing date of thejob posting.Given these criteria, this pool will only be assessed when anadjunct opportunity arises. Possible adjunct opportunitiescould include teaching a course(s) in any of the areas of studyoffered by the department of Sculpture + Extended Media. Ifan adjunct opportunity arises, only those selected for an interviewwill be contacted. Adjunct faculty are expected to bethoughtful and proactive members of the Sculpture Departmentcommunity and have a desire to work with a diversestudent population in a collaborative, inclusive andlearning-centered collective. Organizational Overview Special Instructions to Applicants Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Job Open Date11/24/2020 Required Qualifications Anticipated Hiring RangeVCUarts Standard Adjunct Rate Normal work hours To apply, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs atwww.vcujobs.com.Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will beaccepted.Application materials should include the following:• Current CV or Resume• A list of three current references including names, addresses,phone numbers, and email addresses (references will notbe contacted prior to applicant’s approval)• Portfolio of work— visual documentation of professional work (20images), and examples of student work, if available. (20images max)CV/Resume and list of references should be submitted as one PDF inthe “Curriculum Vitae (CV)” section of eJobs; and,due to file size limitations, the portfolio of work should besubmitted in the “Other Document” section of eJobs as anaccessible link in a PDF that points to a website or cloud storage(with access instructions) to view all visual work.last_img read more

first_imgAn Exeter Fresher was handcuffed and put into a police car last Thursday night after being thrown out of The Bridge and getting into an altercation with one of the club’s bouncers.The student, who asked to remain anonymous, was forcefully ejected from the nightclub late on Thursday evening, after engaging in rowdy behaviour. Consequently, he got involved in a scuffle with the doorman, at which point the police were called in to drive him back to college.Phil Davidson, owner of The Bridge, explained, “If a student had been behaving badly in the club he would have been asked to leave. Police are often in attendance on Hythe Bridge St. and will assist our door staff with any problem.”He continued, “In this case there was no physical damage suffered and it would seem that the police took the view that for this student’s own safety they ought to escort him back to his college.”The student, who was immediately handcuffed, was reportedly abusive towards the officers, shouting “fuck the police” while detained in the police car.Looking back on the incident, he told Cherwell, “I have no recollection of the event whatsoever: I only realised what happened when, looking for my Bod Card in my pocket to go to brunch the next day (I misakenly thought it was Saturday), I found a note from the police instead describing me as ‘disorderly, intoxicated and argumentative’… At least I knew that they got the right guy.”An Exeter first year, who was an eyewitness to the events, said, “That’s a pretty handy way of getting back to college! If only it had been after the night out.”Likewise, another eyewitness from St Benet’s said, “Can’t believe he got put in handcuffs: sign of a good night. Though it’s never a good idea to go head-to-head with a bouncer.”The student’s Thursday night antics were also met with acclaim from some Oxford graduates. A fresher from St Cross stated, “This almost rivals the Daily Mail story of the Odham teen waking up in Paris. I guess Oxford undergraduates really know how to party.”A Keble second year, who frequents The Bridge, thought the student’s behaviour was “reprehensible”. She told Cherwell, “I think it’s ridiculous how rowdy students get on nights out. Bouncers have loads to put up with.”Similarly, a student from Wolfson remarked, “My Thursday nights involve long bouts of solitude churning out page after page of dissertation material. Obviously, something went wrong somewhere along the line. Perhaps I should start coming to Exeter more.”The Exeter student confirmed, “To be honest, it seems to be becoming quite standard for fresher classicists at Exeter to get arrested after the arrest at Freud’s in Freshers’ Week: only a few more of us to go now.”He went on, “Thankfully I didn’t get a criminal record, though I might have to give Bridge a miss for the next couple of weeks, and maybe give some of the more sketchy clubs a try instead.”last_img read more

first_imgPlans to reform the undergraduate History syllabus are entering into their final phase, with mixed responses from the student body.The proposed reforms will see three major changes to the existing syllabus for History and Joint Schools. There will first be a requirement for all students to take one ‘World History’ paper during their degree; the menu of British and General History papers for finalists will be reduced to make way for ‘Theme’ papers, which examine a concept over a long period of time; the British History finals paper will be assessed by three submitted essays, rather than an exam.Dr Benjamin Thompson, Coordinator for Undergraduate History, told Cherwell that the reforms would give “more diversity, thematically and geographically”. He continued, “The study of history changes all the time, as more history is made and new generations study it, and the curriculum has to refl ect that without following fashion…cautiously and slowly.”In his view, the challenge is to “try to get the balance between core British history, with its wonderfully diverse history and sources, and more places in the world: to give undergraduates a chance to study Ottomans, Middle East, Native Americans and so on.”Another aim of the changes is to address a gap in Finals performance between men and women in History. Catrin Prior, co-President of the Undergraduate History Assembly (UHA), informed Cherwell that, “Men consistently outperform women in history exams, for reasons no one is sure of.” She is confident that the proposed reforms will help “rectify the gender gap”, by making the syllabus less male-orientated and bringing in coursework for the paper with the greatest disparity in performance, British History.She noted that, “Our statistics show that men and women perform similarly in coursework and dissertations, this module will be assessed in three essays rather than in one big exam. Hopefully this will go some way in ensuring that men and women have an equal opportunity to achieve a first at Oxford.”Both Prior and Dr Thompson stressed that the proposals reflected student sentiment expressed in surveys and the UHA. Prior explained, “The results from the UHA’s surveys, and from general points raised in our meetings, have definitely gone into the faculty’s efforts to reform the syllabus and we’re extremely happy with some of the changes.” Some students, however, seem apprehensive about the changes. One second-year historian thought the change to coursework “seems like a wonderful way to ruin Trinity for historians”, while a joint-schools student suggested it would, come Finals exams, “penalise joint school students who already take a lot more Finals exams than the historians”. There was also worry that the new ‘World History’ and ‘Theme’ papers were broad brush strokes and may not do the topics justice.Asked about these concerns, Dr Thompson acknowledged that the balancing of detail and breadth in a History curriculum was “always a struggle”, but insisted that “[he doesn’t] think we’re giving up on detailed papers.” Dr. Thompson also had sympathy with students troubled by the potential workload, but laughed that, “Nobody said studying History at Oxford was easy!”These proposals come at a time when a number of History and Politics students appear unhappy with recent changes to their syllabus. From the start of last academic year, first and second-year Politics students have been required to attend statistics classes at the ‘Qstep’ statistical analysis laboratory, but some History and Politics students feel this change has left them at a disadvantage.One second-year History and Politics student complained to Cherwell, “The feeling amongst ‘HPol’ students is that the statistics module has been hoisted upon us and requires mathematical skills that many of us simply do not have.” Another explained that “We are expected to do the same syllabus as the PPEists in spite of the fact that most of us have a humanities background, whereas most PPEists have done A-Level Maths”; the same student said, “it seems like the department has just stuck two fingers up” to History and Politics students.Professor Andrew Eggers, Associate Professor of Quantitative Methods in Comparative Government, defended the statistical elements of the course, arguing that, “We think this is useful at Oxford but it is definitely useful in lots of careers students might be considering. At the very least we want students to not be intimidated by numbers.“I understand that students less inclined toward stats might feel slightly more lost in our labs, but we don’t assume any background so it should be accessible for everyone. Also (and perhaps more importantly), the point of these new lectures and labs is to help students deal with quantitative material that was already being assigned for their Prelims and core Politics papers, so we hope that if anything this helps students with less stats background than their peers.”Nonetheless, support among many History and Politics students for the statistics requirements appeared to be fading rapidly. One message on the History and Politics Facebook page reported, “I know two people who dropped Politics altogether because of it”, while another student reports “widespread resentment”, especially from History and Politics students with a background in humanities.last_img read more

first_imgEuropean chilled convenience food group Uniq has announced increased losses for the six months to 30 June 2009, despite comments from the firm that it is progressing well.The supplier of sandwiches to Marks & Spencer (M&S) reported a pre-tax loss of £12.8m compared to £2.6m for the comparable period last year. Revenue from continuing operations stood at £141.1m, down from £143.4m in 2008.The firm Uniq is currently in the process of restructuring the company. In March this year, it set out a plan to transform the group in 2009 by returning its UK arm to profitability and either to exit or find joint venture partners for its Continental business. It recently won an extra £15m per annum of sandwich business with M&S, which it said would start to contribute to the figures in the second half of the year.Chief executive Geoff Eaton commented: “We set ourselves a challenging agenda for 2009 and I am very pleased with our progress.“I believe we are on track to complete the transformation of the group to a UK-focused business by the end of the year, and remain confident that we can deliver results in line with our expectations,” added Eaton.Among its highlights, Uniq said, was the agreed €73m (£61.8m) sale of its French business, which forms part of its plan to focus on its UK arm.In the trading statement, the company said consumer trading had been down across the board in 2008. However, it has brought its UK business near to break-even point, having reduced the decline in sales from 4.2% in the second half of 2008 to 1.6% in the first half of 2009; it reduced the level of loss by £1.3m to £0.5m.last_img read more