Cherwell win website of the year award

first_imgCherwell has won the Guardian Student Media Award for ‘Student Website of the Year’ at the 2008 ceremony.Cherwell were nominated for the award earlier in the year, along with ‘Student Publication Design of the Year’, which was won by another publication.On the website award win, former Editor-in-Chief of Cherwell, Henry Clarke Price, said, “It’s a great testament to all the hard work of the Cherwell team over the past year”.Cherwell’s website was recently re-designed in a new initiative to promote online and multimedia content.OxStu winFormer Editor of The Oxford Student, Hannah Kuchler, won ‘Student Reporter of the Year’ at the Guardian awards.She commented, “I’m really happy. I’ve always said OxStu doesn’t print lies”.last_img

Commentary: Teachers To Give Lawmakers An Education

first_imgBy Mary Beth SchneiderTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS— On Tuesday, Amber Seibert, a teacher at Westlane Middle School in Indianapolis, plans to go to the Statehouse with a simple message for lawmakers: “Enough is enough.”She won’t be alone. As many as 13,000 teachers are expected to pack the Statehouse to educate lawmakers who have given them little more than platitudes for the last decade or so.Maybe, this time, lawmakers won’t be able to ignore them.Maybe, this time, the sea of teachers wearing red for Tuesday’s Red For Ed Action Rally will be so memorable that lawmakers will do something more than appoint a commission to look at better pay.Maybe, this time, legislators will rethink linking teacher compensation to the ever-changing standardized tests Indiana administers with even worse results.Maybe they’ll rethink the goofy requirement that teachers have to work 15 hours at some other job to renew their license, the so-called “externships” that are a new part of the professional development teachers already do.And maybe, this time, they will start focusing on the traditional public schools the vast majority of Hoosier children attend rather than charter schools and vouchers for private schools.They won’t get answers at Tuesday’s one-day organizational meeting lawmakers hold annually to prepare for the session that starts in January. But maybe 13,000 teachers will be a lesson still heeded when they draft and pass the next round of laws.This won’t be Seibert’s first trip to the Statehouse. She’s come before as lawmakers debated such things as how to address school shootings.“I have seen first-hand the lack of empathy and respect legislators have” toward teachers, said Seibert, now in her fourth year of teaching language arts. “…Frankly, I believe educators like myself have had enough. If people who sit in comfy chairs at the Statehouse are unwilling to listen or use sound judgment, we are going to make them listen.”Sarah Martin, who teaches pre-school children at the Warren Early Childhood Center, will be there, too, hoping to draw lawmakers’ attention to the needs of pre-kindergarten students. A typical day for her means being at school from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., “and I still don’t get everything was done that is on my never-ending to-do list,” she said. That means bringing work home, where she’s also doing on-line course work from Ball State as she completes her bachelor’s degree to be fully licensed.That home, by the way? She’s still living with family because her pay doesn’t cover the typical rent in Indianapolis.She and the other teachers headed to the Statehouse chose their vocation with kids, not salary, in mind. But they also didn’t sign up for having the slowest pay growth in the nation or being judged by the results of a single test, rather than what they do in the classroom every day.And that pervasive feeling that “enough is enough” is why this is expected to be the largest rally at the Statehouse since 1995 when 20,000 labor union members jammed the Statehouse grounds and hallways to protest legislation that meant lower wages on public projects.Jennifer Smith-Margraf, vice president of the Indiana State Teachers Association, said she’s hoping the size of the rally shows lawmakers “the seriousness with which educators are taking these issues across the state, and the real need for them to find a resolution to the issues we’re facing.”That includes those “externships” passed at the end of the 2019 session as part of a new, longer license renewal process.What’s the point of having teachers, many of whom already have second and even third jobs to make ends meet, working another 15 hours at some business that has nothing to do with their ability to teach, say, history?“That is something that I’d really like some of the legislators to explain to us,” said Smith-Margraf. “Educators were just very upset and I’d go as far as to say insulted by (the new requirement.)… It just shows that the legislators don’t understand that educators know what sort of professional development we need to improve our own craft.”Maybe 13,000 teachers can drive that point home.But just in case some lawmakers learn better with short reading lessons, teachers will be telling their stories on Post-It notes they will put up in the Statehouse atrium. Each will be only six words.FOOTNOTE: Mary Beth Schneider is an editor at TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalists.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Easter Egg Hunt, Fashion Stroll on Tap

first_imgGet ready for the massive Easter Egg Hunt April 20. (Photos courtesy City of Ocean City) A full calendar of spring events continues on Easter Weekend in Ocean City with a free egg hunt on the beach, a sunrise service at the Music Pier, and a piano concert and fashion stroll on the Boardwalk.The second of two massive GREAT EGG HUNTS on the beach between 11th and 14th streets is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday (April 20).The free event invites children ages 7 and under to search for 100,000 eggs scattered in the sand and stuffed with candy and items from local merchants.Separate areas are set up for different groups: 2-and-unders (11th Street), 3-year-olds (11th Street), 4- and 5-year-olds (12th Street), 6- and 7-year-olds (13th Street), and special-needs children (14th Street).The event is sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants Association. The rain date is Sunday, April 21. The first hunt took place last Saturday. Arrive early or on time, as the hunt often goes quickly. All street parking and municipal lots are free at this time of year.All are welcome to join a traditional non-denominational EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE at 6:30 a.m. Sunday (April 21) at the Ocean City Music Pier. The Rev. Dr. Larry Oksten of St. Peter’s United Methodist Church and other local clergy members will lead the celebration, which will include Easter music.Ocean City’s EASTER FASHION STROLL takes place with judging at 1 p.m. Sunday (April 21) in front of the Music Pier on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace. The annual event pays tribute to an era when families showed off their finery during walks on the Boardwalk.Anybody is welcome to enter the free event, and no advance registration is required. Prizes will be awarded for Best Dressed Children, Teens, Adults and Families.The Philly Keys will return to Ocean City with their hit dueling piano show to start the festivities at noon Sunday. The show will continue, and the Easter Bunny will be on hand for photographs after the Fashion Stroll.The Fashion Stroll showcases formal Easter outfits.On Saturday (April 20), children will have the opportunity to have BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY or FROZEN YOGURT WITH THE BUNNY. The breakfast is 8 a.m. to noon at Yianni’s Café (841 Asbury Avenue) and the yogurt will be at Spoon & Sip (838 Asbury Avenue) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.COMING UP:CLEAN OCEAN ACTION BEACH SWEEP (April 27): Check in and pick up supplies at the Music Pier for a volunteer beach cleanup 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27.All organizations and families are encouraged to participate in this annual statewide event to help keep our beaches clean and safe and to protect our coastal environment.For more information, call 609-399-6111, ext. 9711.GREAT STRIDES WALK FOR THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION (April 27): Support the CF community and have a fun time walking the Boardwalk from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with registration at the Ocean City High School practice field (Sixth Street and Boardwalk).For more information, call 610-325-6001.COLONY CLUB FASHION SHOW (April 27): The local Colony Club’s annual Fashion Show Scholarship Fundraiser will be held 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 27 at the Ocean City Senior Center (1735 Simpson Ave.).The Fashion Show will feature fashions from Ta Dah and a luncheon buffet. You can shop at Ta Dah and the Colony Club Jewelry Boutiques, along with Tricky Trays.Tickets are $35. Contact Judi Levy for tickets at 609-247-1332 or email [email protected] Proceeds benefit the Colony Club of Ocean City Scholarship Fund.HISTORICAL MUSEUM SUNDAY BRUNCH (April 28): An Ocean City Historical Museum fundraiser will feature a presentation by John Loeper on “Snow, Ice and Sand.” The event will include brunch at Clancy’s by the Bay in Somers Point. Ticket prices: $32 general public, $28 members. Tickets may be purchased at the museum within the Ocean City Community Center (1735 Simpson Ave.) or by calling 609-399-1801. Reservations are required.The Philly Keys will perform at the Music Pier on Sunday, April 21.BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES (April 27 and 28): On the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street.SPRING BLOCK PARTY (May 4): More than 350 crafters line a mile of Asbury Avenue from Fifth Street to 14th Street for the Spring Block Party from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Saturday in May. The event also includes food vendors, music and more. For more information, call 1-800-BEACH-NJ.BOARDWALK AND DOWNTOWN MERCHANT TABLE SALES (May 4 and 5): On the Boardwalk and Asbury Avenue between Sixth Street and 14th Street.WALK MS OCEAN CITY 2019 (May 5): Walk to create a world free of multiple sclerosis. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Ocean City Civic Center (Sixth and Boardwalk) and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.walkms.org or call 267-765-5145.MARTIN Z. MOLLUSK DAY (May 11): Come and find out if summer is coming early as Ocean City’s mascot seeks his shadow. Event begins at 11 a.m. on the beach at Ninth Street.MODERN MUSCLE CAR INVASION (May 11): Modern muscle cars will be displayed on the Boardwalk between Fifth Street and 14th Street from noon to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.modernmusclecarinvasion.com.BALLROOM WITH A TWIST (May 11): What happens when you put “Dancing With The Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” “The Voice” and “American Idol” together on one stage? You get “Ballroom With a Twist.”The show will feature Emma Slater and Tristan MacManus, professional dancers who competed in multiple seasons of “Dancing With the Stars.” “Ballroom With a Twist” comes to the Ocean City Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11.Tickets for the show ($25 to $40) are on sale now. Call 609-399-6111, or stop by the City Hall Welcome Center (Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue), the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway, the 46th Street Welcome Center, or the Music Pier Box Office on weekends.TUNES FOR TREES (MAY 11): Piano men Scott Nuss and Andrew Hink will perform the best of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s in a concert to benefit the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.The show features sing-along music on dueling grand pianos. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Avenue).General admission is a donation of $15 per person ($10 with a school ID). Tickets will be sold at the door, based on availability. For tickets in advance, email [email protected] CHESTER SENIOR STRINGS (May 12): A free Mother’s Day concert begins at 4 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.Hermit crab Martin Z. Mollusk sees his shadow in May 2018.last_img read more

Deputy chief judge of compensation claims applications sought

first_img December 15, 2005 Regular News Deputy chief judge of compensation claims applications sought Deputy chief judge of compensation claims applications sought The Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims is now accepting applications for the position of deputy chief judge of compensation claims.The commission will hold a public hearing January 20 at 9:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Airport Boulevard, Orlando 32827, for the purpose of interviewing prospective applicants for the position.Qualified applicants must submit one original completed application and one copy to Victor Marrero, Commission Chair, Director of Risk Management, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Ft. Lauderdale 33312, phone (954) 831-8358; fax (954) 321-4587, and one additional copy must be submitted to each commission member, no later than 5 p.m. January 13, 2006. Any applications received after the deadline date will be disqualified. Fax or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.A copy of the judicial application along with a listing of all SNCJCC members is posted on the DOAH Web site at www.jcc.state.fl.us/jcc and The Florida Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org.last_img read more

South coast industrial rents remain stable

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Portugal books Qatari LNG cargo

first_imgLNG World News Staff Image courtesy of RENREN-operated Sines LNG import terminal in Portugal has booked a cargo of the chilled fuel, shipping data by the Port of Sines shows.The 137,660-cbm LNG carrier Dukhan is delivering a cargo from the liquefied natural gas complex in Ras Laffan.The vessel is scheduled to deliver the load on July 6. the port data shows.Portugal’s only LNG import facility in Sines port has a nominal sendout capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per hour (5.26 bcm per year), with a peak capacity of 900,000 cubic meters per hour.Portugal mostly imports LNG from Nigeria, Algeria and Qatar.last_img

South African model in Coronavirus lockdown with Sanchez

first_img The stunning blonde, 22, first sparked rumours about dating the 31-year-old striker after uploading two pictures of her posing next to his two dogs last month. And the model offered clues to her current whereabouts this week by posting pictures of the footballer’s beloved Golden Retrievers Atom and Humber interrupting her garden workout. She joked as she stroked the dog: “Thank you for stopping me from working out. I agree, it’s definitely time to eat.” Fans responded by urging her to look after Manchester United flop Alexis, who has been linked with an audacious move to West Ham following a disappointing loan at Inter Milan. She answered London-based model Morgan Shelly who wrote in South African slang on her Instagram: “Lekker man. Nice to see you’re hanging out with your family” by saying: “Thank you Morgan.” Alexis Sanchez fan Felipe Andres Gonzalez said: “Isn’t love beautiful!! You made Alexis happy. Stay with him.”Advertisement Neither Modler or Sanchez, 31, follow each other on social media, but the blonde beauty does follow the Instagram account of the Chilean’s canine companions. And she even uploaded a picture of herself inside the San Siro on September 14 to watch Inter take on Udinese – the match where Sanchez made his debut for the Serie A side. The two were first spotted together at a train station in Wilmslow in August before the ex-Arsenal ace left Manchester United, however her identity had remained a mystery. She went on to post a number of photos of her with Atom and Humber along with a snap she has just posted on her Instagram Stories showed her in bed with the two dogs. Alexis named Atom after one of the characters in 2011 American science-fiction sports film Real Steel and his other pooch after his brother. He told Arsenal.com when he was still at the London club: “Atom the robot is very old and apparently useless but when he starts fighting he beats the best robots in the world. read also:Sanchez reluctant to give up his galactic wages for Man Utd exit “I like the movie so much that I thought I would call my first dog Atom. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 South African model, Anna Modler, has confirmed she’s in lockdown with Alexis Sanchez. Loading… Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World9 Heroes Of Popular Memes Then And Nowlast_img read more

Reds Draft Pitcher, Shortstop In First Round

first_imgThe Reds drafted Nick Howard from the University of Virginia on ThursdayThe Cincinnati Reds added two new players to the organization on Thursday night.The Reds selected Nick Howard from the University of Virginia with the 19th overall pick in the draft.  The 21-year-old pitcher throws 90-93 mph on occasion and has hit 98 mph during short relief.Howard is a 6’4” Junior that pitched and played utility infield in college. He is from Olney, Maryland.With the 29th overall pick in the draft the Reds chose a shortstop from Stanford University.Alex Bandino, 21, was rated the 52nd best prospect by MLB.com.  He performed well in the Cape Cod League which may have led to a higher draft selection than anticipated.The Major League Baseball Draft resume Saturday.last_img

Spurs players held Chelsea inquest

first_img Press Association Head coach Tim Sherwood made the headlines following the 4-0 defeat as he accused some of his players of lacking character and being too friendly on the pitch. And, while the boss was facing up to the media, the players were holding their own inquest. It is not the first time this season that Spurs have been on the receiving end of a rout against fellow Barclays Premier League top-four contenders, and Brazil international Sandro told how a frank exchange took place after their latest loss. “We spent more than two hours in a meeting amongst the players and we said what we had to say,” he said. “From now on, we know that we all have to listen when anyone says something. It was after the manager’s conference with the press. “We had a meeting with the players. Sometimes one player got a bit more stressed out and we tried to calm him down and talk in a nice way. We spent about two hours that way. Every player had their fair share to say, put it that way. We all spoke amongst ourselves. “For me, to be honest, it helped a lot because now I can go and tell another player, and another player can tell me. The manager likes it. Everyone can go for it now, and I think it will help. “I think that is positive from ourselves and we have to show in the next match that we can do much better. And we will prove that. I am sure we will show much more character in the next matches.” Sandro also admitted Sherwood had repeated his media comments to the players at Stamford Bridge. “He said the same thing to us as what he said to the press,” the 24-year-old said. Sandro has revealed Tottenham’s players were locked in a furious two-hour crisis meeting on the back of Saturday’s heavy defeat at Chelsea. “I know the manager is with us and we are with the manager. We need to show a bit more in next match to tell the manager that we care. We will do that. “Sometimes when you lose games in that way everyone gets cross and we all scream and shout. “Maybe some managers shout more than others. (Former manager Andre) Villas-Boas, for example, liked to pull you aside and have a nice chat to you to explain things. “But other managers are more vocal. As professional football players, we have to work with all managers and do our best for them and for us.” Tottenham now face another season-defining week as they welcome both Benfica and local rivals Arsenal to White Hart Lane. And Sandro is hopeful Sherwood’s comments and the honest debate among the players can lead to a positive on-field reaction in T hursday’s Europa League last-16 first-leg clash with the Portuguese league leaders. “After a match like this (against Chelsea) we were all upset with what happened on the pitch and I think we have to put in some more effort than we did,” he added. “The manager said we need to show more character. Maybe it is that. We have this big game against Benfica, where we can show that we are better than that.” last_img read more

West Brom boss Tony Pulis charged with misconduct after loss to Leicester

first_img Pulis has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge. He confirmed he would look to speak to referees’ chief Mike Riley following the defeat which left Albion with just one home win in the Barclays Premier League this season. He said after the game: “We are disappointed with the penalty decisions. Everyone in the crowd would have said Fletcher’s was a penalty. “With Jonny Evans the referee is only two yards away and he gets pulled back. You have to do well to miss it. Why he has not given those two I don’t know. “I will speak to Mike Riley. At this level the referee should be getting those decisions correct. They say for the second goal the lad (Riyad Mahrez) is offside. We have a linesman over the far side who can see it clearly and can see it across the line. “Decisions which could have helped us didn’t go with us.” Tony Pulis has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association following West Brom’s defeat to Leicester. The head coach is alleged to “have used language and/or behaviour in or around the tunnel area after the fixture which amounts to improper conduct,” an FA statement said. West Brom lost the match 3-2. Pulis was angry with referee Anthony Taylor after the game and admitted he had confronted the official, before apologising, as he felt Albion should have been awarded two penalties for fouls on Jonny Evans and Darren Fletcher. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more