Cecil Rhodes inquiry outcome delayed until early spring

first_imgThe Oriel College Commission of Inquiry has chosen to delay the outcome of the inquiry into the future of the Cecil Rhodes statue until early spring. The Commission was originally due to publish a report of their findings in January.  In 2016 Oriel College chose to keep the statue in place after a consultation following the first round of Rhodes Must Fall protests in Oxford, which took place in 2015.  The Oriel College Commission of Inquiry is led by Carol Souter CBE, Master of St Cross College, and has 9 members, including Councillor Shaista Aziz and Peter Ainsworth, Chair of the Heritage Alliance.  The Commission was formed in the wake of the Rhodes Must Fall protests in Oxford earlier this year, and has been tasked with considering both the future of the statue and issues surrounding both access and the experiences of BAME students at the University. center_img A spokesperson for the Commission told Cherwell: “Due to the large amount of input the Commission has received and their desire to consider all submissions carefully, it is likely that the report will now be published in early Spring 2021″. Image Credit: alf~commonswiki / Wikimedia Commons. Licence: CC-BY-SA 3.0.last_img read more

NAFCU urges credit union advocacy ahead of CHOICE Act vote

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr With the House expected to vote on the Financial CHOICE Act next week after the Memorial Day recess, NAFCU is urging credit unions to reach out to lawmakers now to advocate strongly for regulatory relief.The CHOICE Act – introduced by House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas – includes provisions that would ease some mortgage rules, require a review of appropriate risk capital levels, rein in the CFPB’s authorities and more.Recess periods are a prime opportunity for credit unions to connect with members of Congress while they visit their home states and districts and to show them the importance of regulatory relief for credit unions and their members.NAFCU’s Grassroots Action Center helps credit unions find contact information for their lawmakers and look up key credit union-related legislation to see where their members of Congress stand on those bill. continue reading »last_img read more

Antique flights cancelled due to ‘Tisoy’

first_imgThe Antique provincial capitol and other government offices in the province continue to deliver services despite the presence of Typhoon “Tisoy.” Classes in all levels in the province were suspended on Dec. 3. PNA/ANNABEL CONSUELO PETINGLAY Typhoon signal No. 2 was raised in thenorthern municipalities of the province including Barbaza, Tibiao, Culasi,Sebaste, Pandan, Libertad, and Caluya. Train said aside from the suspensionof classes, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines informed thatPhilippine Airlines (PAL) flights were canceled between Clark and Antique dueto the inclement weather. “The province of Antique from Anini-yto Barbaza towns had been placed under typhoon signal No. 1 while the towns ofBarbaza to Caluya under signal number 2,” Train added. Train, however, said governmentoffices in the province were open despite the inclement weather. Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction andManagement officer Broderick Train said the 18 local government units in theprovince decided to suspend classes from preschool to college level on Dec. 3for the safety of the students.      “Government offices are only allowedto suspend its work if it is typhoon signal No. 3,” he added. He said sea travel in the ports ofLibertad, Caluya and Culasi were suspended since Monday. SAN JOSE, Antique – Typhoon “Tisoy”(Kammuri) has forced the suspension of classes in this province and the cancellationof flights between the province and Clark, Pampanga on Tuesday.   PAL, the only air transport flyingClark to Antique airport every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, decided to cancelits flights because of the typhoon. The southern, central and some portionsof northern Antique under typhoon signal No. 1 were Anini-y, Tobias Fornier,Hamtic, San Jose de Buenavista, Sibalom, San Remigio, Belison, Patnongon,Bugasong, Valderrama, and Laua-an. “There is no PAL flight on Tuesday,”he added. “So far there is still no casualtymonitored due to the typhoon,” added Train.(Witha report from PNA/PN)last_img read more