Former GSK executive is appointed Elan chairman

Monday 6 December 2010 8:14 pm Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo Former GSK executive is appointed Elan chairman ELAN, the biotechnology research company, have appointed former GlaxoSmithKline executive Robert Ingram as their new chairman, it was announced yesterday.The move comes after shareholders expressed concern over a lack of expertise in the firm, and opposed the re-election of non executive chairman Kyran McLaughlin.Following questions over his tenure earlier this year, McLaughlin had declared his intention to step down on completion of the search for a successor.“Robert Ingram is one of the most distinguished leaders in the global pharmaceutical industry,” said the outgoing McLaughlin.Ingram, 68, brings experience to the Dublin based company, having held several senior roles at GlaxoSmithKline and Glaxo Wellcome.Elan’s stock rose by 6.4 per cent after the news broke. Tags: NULL whatsapp Share KCS-content Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com whatsapp read more

Leading anti-apartheid bishop has died at age 89

first_img Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Tampa, FL Anglican Communion, Africa, Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Featured Jobs & Calls Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Tags May 10, 2018 at 9:47 am Bishop Sigi. A gentle and remarkable man whose passionate faith led him on a life’s arc of justice. He demanded Jesus’ promise of abundant life for the downtrodden and he withstood terrible punishment as a result.Christ Church Poughkeepsie had the privilege to host Sigi and his wife Dorcas for a three sabbatical after his release from prison. His passion for Jesus and for justice was quiet inspiration for us, and for South Africa. Nkosi Sikelel’ i Afrika. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Leading anti-apartheid bishop has died at age 89 Rector Martinsville, VA Comments (1) Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Posted May 8, 2018 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Bath, NC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Press Release Service Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing The Rev. David Toomey says: center_img Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Obituary, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Anglican Communion News Service] The funeral of the former suffragan bishop of Johannesburg, Mfaniseni Sigisbert Ndwandwe, will take place May 11 at the diocesan center in Matlosane. Bishop Sigisbert endured severe oppression from the South African authorities because of his participation in the campaign against apartheid. He had been arrested, detained without trial, and his house was firebombed.Read the full article here. Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Associate Rector Columbus, GA People Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET last_img read more

South Africa win the London Sevens as NZ are crowned series champions

first_imgTuesday May 24, 2011 South Africa win the London Sevens as NZ are crowned series champions Record crowds turned out for the penultimate leg of the HSBC IRB Sevens World Series in London, with Twickenham bathed in sunshine for a fantastic weekend of top quality rugby action.The first day of the event brought in a crowd of 54,357, a record in the 12 year history of the series. Fancy dress, beer, and the occasional streaker were the order of the day.New Zealand did enough to be crowned outright series champions after hosts England failed to get out of their group, winning just one of their Pool games. New Zealand themselves were disappointing, being knocked out in a heavy defeat by Fiji, but their ninth series win reasserts their overall dominance since the series’ inception.Fiji impressed throughout, but coming up against South Africa in the final, they blew a 14 point lead as the men in green and gold fought back to outwit the larger opposition, and take a 24-14 win, their first in London since 2005.Cecil Afrika was as inspirational as ever, and continues to lead the try scoring records for the season. It was the relatively unknown Stephen Hunt though who proved invaluable as he pulled off a brilliant try saving tackle late in the game, then scored the winner.South Africa are now up to third on the overall standings with one leg to go, the 100th event in World Series history, which takes place in Edinburgh this coming weekend.The following three videos give you a nice general view of the tournament, including what led up to the final, the final itself, Seven of the Best tries from the tournament, and a video that shows some of the record breaking crowd on day one.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Rugby World Cup city guide – Kumamoto nightlife

first_imgWednesday Sep 18, 2019 Rugby World Cup city guide – Kumamoto nightlife Kumamoto is a coastal city in the middle of Kyushu with a chilled out vibe. Two of the most popular areas in Kumamoto are the shopping arcades of Shimotori and Kamitori.ADVERTISEMENTShimotori is the largest arcade in the Prefecture comprising of shops, bars, restaurants as a massive outdoor mall spread over multiple city blocks.Shimotori is the gateway to Kumamoto’s nightlife districts with many popular hotspots not far away. The adjacent streets feature countless bars, izakaya, and nightclubs.While Shimotori dominates in the south of the city, Kamitori is the ‘sister’ arcade located in the northern area of Kumamoto. It is smaller than it’s compatriot and comprises fewer bars and nightclubs but is still entertaining in its own right. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Syracuse, N.Y., activists protest ICE raid

first_imgRebecca Fuentes, organizer with the Workers’ Center of Central New York, speaks at protest in front of ICE offices, Syracuse, N.Y., April 20.Syracuse, N.Y. — Dairy worker Marcial de León Aguilar was kidnapped from a farm in Rome, N.Y., on April 18 by seven armed agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. A protest to mobilize for Aguilar’s release was held April 20 in front of ICE offices in Syracuse, called by the local Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network and the Workers’ Center of Central New York.John Collins, the farmer who employed Aguilar, witnessed the kidnapping. So did two of Aguilar’s children waiting for the school bus. Collins heard yelling and ran inside a barn to see armed men attacking Aguilar. The men were not wearing ICE jackets and had no warrant or legal paperwork. Collins ordered them to leave Aguilar alone and leave the property. When Collins attempted to photograph the men, they smashed his phone, handcuffed him and threatened to arrest him. (syracuse.com)Aguilar is partnered with Virginia, a Guatemalan who is seven months pregnant. She is seeking asylum for herself and their children because of violence in her country. Since a 1954 U.S.-backed coup in Guatemala to protect United Fruit Company property, genocidal anti-Indigenous and anti-worker purges have devastated people’s lives there.While ICE was kidnapping Aguilar in Central New York on Wednesday morning, its agents were also conducting raids in New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley, arresting 225 immigrant workers. (ABC7/NY, April 18) These attacks are being justified by labeling the workers as “criminals.”The racist fabrication of this criminality is clear in two detentions in Central New York in the last two weeks.Agus Susanto, carrying an Indonesian passport, was seized April 7 waiting for a Greyhound bus at the Syracuse Regional Transportation Center, where the U.S. Border Patrol trolls for travelers of color to detain. Pastor Herrera Núñez was arrested April 16 after being stopped for a “seat-belt violation” by Manlius police and turned over to ICE. Previously Manlius cops engineered the detainment of four immigrant workers after stopping them for “snow obstructing the view of license plates.”Anti-immigrant raids are ranging deeper and wider, from individual workers and families in rural areas, to groups of urban workers at chain stores like 7-Eleven, to immigrant rights organizers.Worker leaders have been under increased scrutiny, including Arely Tomás Orozco of Syracuse. In 2014, she was part of a delegation that succeeded in limiting collaboration of New York State Troopers with ICE and the Border Patrol. In December 2017, ICE arrested her partner, Hector Navarro, now in Buffalo Federal Detention in Batavia, N.Y.The local Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network is demanding an end to deportations, an end to local police collaborating with ICE and the Border Patrol, and an end to racist policing. They ask for support for the Greenlight NY: Driving Together campaign to ensure access to licenses for all. The Defense Network is planning to pack the courtroom for Marcial de León Aguilar on April 24. To support their work, go to Facebook for Workers’ Center of Central New York.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Derry needs a Covid-19 test centre for health workers – Duffy

first_img Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry needs a Covid-19 test centre for health workers – Duffy WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articleDonegal Live Register back above 10,000Next articleDonegal TD gifts pay increase back to exchequer News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction By News Highland – April 6, 2020 There are calls for the development of a Covid-19 testing centre in Derry which would be dedicated to testing Health Care workers.Local Councillor Sandra Duffy says the opening of such a dedicated centre at the SSE Arena in Belfast is a ‘welcome step’, and needs to be replicated.Cllr Duffy says there are a number of possible locations in Derry where a dedicated centre could be set up at which Health Care workers would be prioritised…………..Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/sandrad.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

May: Conecuh Ridge distillery a ‘go’

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Published 10:51 pm Friday, June 26, 2020 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Next UpL.C. May, the National Brand Ambassador for Conecuh Ridge and the grandson of the whiskey’s namesake, Clyde May of neighboring Bullock County,” said he is often asked that question.“And, what I can say is that Conecuh Ridge Distillery is definitely coming to Troy,” May said. “But, when you are dealing with liquor, state controls are involved and there is also engineering work to be done and environmental concerns to be addressed and architectural plans to be made. All of these things take time. Opening a distillery is a long process.”May said the property for the Conecuh Ridge Distillery is basically pastureland with a couple of water sites. Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like May: Conecuh Ridge distillery a ‘go’ May said there are no concrete dates for the completion of each phase but, if he had to put a date on when the first whiskey might run, it would be the fall of 2021 or early 2022.“But, right now, it would be hard to put a date on it,” he said. “There are too many factors involved.”May said his granddad, Clyde May, was a perfectionist. A fence post had to be exactly straight and the fence wire must be as straight as an arrow.Clyde May’s whiskey had to be the best it could be or he would pour it out.And, so it will be with “Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey,” May said. It might take a little longer to get the distillery in Troy up and running but, when it is, “It will have been worth the wait.”The City of Troy’s commitment to the Conecuh Ridge Distillery project was to spend $1.6 million on the property to give to the facility in return for the company’s $13.5 million initial investment which had the potential to grow to around $20 million. The Alabama Department of Transportation would also spend $1.2 million to build a public access road for the company and the city also agreed to several  hundred-thousand dollars’ worth of incentives over the next 10 years based on the company’s usage and other goals.The Distillery would employ 50 full-time workers at an average salary of $54,000 a year. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration A lot of hoopla surrounded Gov. Kay Ivey’s announcement on September 14, 2017, that Conecuh Ridge Distillery, the producer of Clyde May’s Alabama Style Whiskey, would be coming to Troy.Expectations were high that activity would soon be seen at the 70-plus acre site north of Troy. But time marched on and the question being asked in and around town was, and is, “What happened to the Conecuh Ridge Distillery?” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content CELEBRATING GLENDA Traffic was backed up on Elm Street midday Thursday. Horns were honking, people were waving and yelling and some exited… read more Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe 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 Latest Stories Book Nook to reopen “There are no roads through the property and the roads have to come first,” he said. COVID-19 was a factor in getting the Conecuh Ridge Distillery project underway. May said, hopefully, in a month or so, ground will be broken for the Conecuh Ridge Distillery.”“There will be three phases of construction,” May said. “The first phase will be the distillery where the whiskey is actually made. That phase will include the construction of the rack houses and the bottling facility. Phases two and three will first include a tourist area with a museum and gift shop and later a restaurant, several cabins and a music park.” last_img read more

New York man accused of hoarding COVID-19 materials for price gouging

first_imgMarilyn Nieves/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY AND JUSTIN DOOM, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — In what prosecutors are calling the first criminal case in the U.S. charged under the Defense Production Act, the owner of a sneaker and apparel store on Long Island allegedly began accumulating and selling at inflated prices merchandise associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.Amardeep Singh has been charged by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn with violating the Defense Production Act of 1950 by hoarding personal protective equipment — N95 respirators, face masks, surgical masks, face shields, gloves, gowns, coveralls, sanitizing and disinfecting products — at a warehouse in Brentwood, then price gouging customers at his retail store in Plainview.If convicted, Singh faces up to a year in prison. He’s expected to surrender to authorities.“As charged in the complaint, Singh’s amassing of critical personal protective equipment during a public health crisis and reselling at huge markups places him squarely in the cross-hairs of law enforcement armed with the Defense Production Act,” said U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue. “This Office is working tirelessly in coordination with the COVID-19 Hoarding and Price Gouging Task Force to prevent a pandemic of greed by profiteers.”Between March 25 and April 8, Singh allegedly received dozens of deliveries at his retail store and warehouse, including 40 shipments of disposable face masks, weighing more than 1.6 tons, 14 shipments of disposable surgical gowns, weighing more than 2.2 tons, six shipments of hand sanitizer, weighing more than 1.8 tons, and seven shipments of digital thermometers that weighed about 250 pounds.These and other items, many officially designated as scarce, were advertised and sold at Singh’s retail store for sums far exceeding market prices, authorities said.In one example, records obtained during a judicially authorized search of the store indicate that three-ply disposable face masks Singh purchased for 7 cents each were resold at a per-unit price of $1, a markup of more than 1,300%. Seized records also show that Singh completed bulk sales at inflated prices to organizations serving vulnerable senior citizens and children.On April 14, postal Inspectors executed a search warrant at Singh’s retail store, and after a consensual search of the warehouse seized 23 pallets containing more than 100,000 face masks, 10,000 surgical gowns, nearly 2,500 full-body isolation suits and more than 500,000 pairs of disposable gloves.Singh had been warned previously. He was cited seven times by the Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs between March 18 and March 31 for selling, and continuing to sell, masks. The state’s attorney general’s office sent him a cease and desist letter on April 1, informing him he may be violating state laws on price gouging.The following day, Singh posted a YouTube video in which he apologized for selling masks in plastic bags but denied the other accusations.“We were accused of three things,” he said in the video. “One of them is true, which was a very minor thing. It was a genuine mistake and something we will never do again. … Mistake No. 1, we put it in a Ziploc bag, which we admit was a mistake. No. 2, it was expired and we sold it? Well, that’s where we are right. No. 3, it was fake? That is absolutely wrong. We have all the proof.”In response to the announced charges against Singh, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran issued a statement on Friday that read, in part: “The Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs has rigorously pursued and issued ongoing price gouging violations to this actor to the staggering tune of $183,650 since March 18th. These violations include, but are not limited to, price gouging hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and face masks that expired in 2011. It is simply unconscionable for anyone to prey on consumers during a unprecedented pandemic, especially as Nassau County leads the nation in confirmed coronavirus cases and fatalities outside of New York City.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

OUCA and OULC in bitter battle over Labour Club Presidents’ Galloway letter

first_imgThe Oxford University Conservative Association has made a formal complaint to the proctorsabout an open letter from the Oxford University Labour Club to Respect MP George Galloway published in The OxfordStudent last Thursday. In the letter Jack Graves and Martin McCluskey,co-chairs of the Labour club, stated that they are “currently boycotting OUCA”after it “failed to take adequate disciplinary measures against members makinganti-Semitic jokes”. They also said that Galloway speaking to the societywould “undermine our struggle to make Oxfordfree of those who tolerate fascist sympathies”.OUCA have also released a pressstatement stating their “outrage at the Labour Club’s unprovoked letter”, whichthey describe as a “cheap and offensive attack”, and one that is “insulting” toits members. The complaint to the proctors says that “OUCA is the largeststudent political body in the UK,with a membership of some 700 members; it is frankly offensive to the manyundergraduates who are members to suggest Association the has any thing to dowith fascism”. It criticises the OULC for their “extreme left wing views, whichcan only be described as verging on Communism”, and describes the letter as “libellous”.The Labour Club responded to theOUCA press statement with one justifying their criticisms of the society. Itquotes reports of racist jokes made by members of the society in the years1999-2001, as well as quotinga story published by Cherwell earlier this year about a memberwho cracked a Holocaust joke to a Jewish student. They describe the society as “areactionary political organisation” and “feel they have strong grounds forsuggesting OUCA harbour fascist tendencies and refute any suggestions to thecontrary”. Speaking to Cherwell, OUCA President Christopher Waresaid of the Association, “it goes withoutsaying that we condemn any form of fascism or racism”. While acknowledging that“unacceptable” attitudes had existed in the society in the past, he says, “No-one currently involved with OUCA has anything to dowith those accusations. They belong in a completely different era, and we havemove on. I challenge the Labour Club to come forward if they have any evidenceof fascism”. Christopher Ware also suggested the Labour Club “concentrate theirefforts on an underserved membership” rather then “dig up the past”, and asksthem to “publically apologise to the hundreds of students who by theiraccusations have been associated with fascism”. In the case of the Holocaust jokehe says that the offending person immediately offered an apology to the Jewishstudent, who said he was satisfied. A spokesman for the Respect Partystates that George Galloway is now “busy on tour, and unable to speak to theConservative Association this term”. However he also said Mr Galloway’s Westminster office has “notreceived a letter protesting against the visit, or heard anything about one”.ARCHIVE: 4th week MT 2005last_img read more

Register for National Doughnut Week on new website

first_imgA new website has been launched for this year’s National Doughnut Week, which offers bakers the chance to increase profits and raise money for charity from the sale of doughnuts. Running from 9-16 May, the week, sponsored by BakeMark, raises money for the charity The Children’s Trust, which provides care and therapy for children with multiple disabilities. For every doughnut sold, money is donated to The Trust, and to celebrate the charity’s 25th year, the target is hoping to raise more than £50,000.Bakers can now register on the website www.nationaldoughnutweek.org, where they can find tips on getting started and ideas to raise money. All those who register will receive posters, balloons, collection boxes and PR support.Those who register by 3 April will also receive a complimentary bag of either Craigmillar Doughnut Concentrate or a box of Readi-Bake Topped Ring Doughnuts from BakeMark.“The monies raised help a really worthwhile cause – and with The Children’s Trust celebrating its silver anniversary this year, there will be quite a bit of media interest in the event, all of which should help drive sales for bakers throughout the UK,” commented Lisa Boswell, marketing manager at BakeMark.last_img read more