Oriel Provost faces further calls to resign

first_imgOriel College’s Provost Moira Wallace is facing calls to resign from individuals believing she has mishandled recent events regarding the Rhodes statue.In a letter to The Times yesterday, Professor Sir Bryan Thwaites, ex-principal of Westfield College, University of London, suggested that recent events would leave a hole in Oriel’s finances, and that Ms Wallace should step down. He wrote, “It is going to take many years of resolute leadership to fill [the financial hole] in again and thus put the College’s reputation and standing once more on secure foundations. Moira Wallace is clearly not the person to provide that leadership. She should resign forthwith.”The Telegraph reports that the chairman of the Commons select committee on education, Neil Carmichael, has also called for Ms Wallace’s resignation. Carmiahael is quoted as saying, “I’m sympathetic to the view that Moira Wallace should consider her position. The College allowed this to spiral out of control and there should be some sense of responsibility for what has happened. They should have foreseen that this was going to become an issue, so she should certainly consider her response to this crisis.” Although both articles insist that the College will face financial difficulties following the withdrawal of donations, Oriel has rejected these claims. The College said in a statement, “As the College has already said, reports that it faces an operating loss are categorically untrue. It does not depend on donations to fund its operations.” In a full statement released last week, the College also denied that it was preparing to make redundancies, but The Telegraph alleges that cuts may be planned to the development team. Last night, Oriel JCR adjourned a motion condemning the College’s Governing Body for “failing to listen to the voices of students in relation to the issues surrounding the fate of the statue and plaque commemorating Cecil Rhodes and, in doing this, revoking the opportunity that was promised to students in the six-month listening exercise.” The JCR did pass a motion condemning Oriel Governing Body’s failure to invite the JCR President, Kate Welsh, to the secret meeting last Wednesday. The JCR also rejected a motion urging an inquiry into the leak to The Telegraph of a secret document shown to Governing. The final motion, urging the creation of a Tutor for Equalities role, was abandoned.The Oriel Governing Body will convene again this Wednesday when they will be addressed by the JCR and MCR presidents.last_img read more

Grambling St. seeks revenge on Texas Southern

first_imgSAVVY SENIORS: Texas Southern has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Tyrik Armstrong, Yahuza Rasas, Justin Hopkins and Eden Ewing have collectively accounted for 55 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 72 percent of all Tigers points over the last five games.CLAMPING DOWN: Texas Southern has allowed only 70.5 points per game across 11 conference games, an improvement from the 82.6 per game the team gave up to non-conference foes.KEY FACILITATOR: Ivy Smith Jr. has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Grambling State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 12 field goals and 17 assists in those games.SIGNIFICANCE OF 63: Texas Southern is 0-8 when its offense scores 63 points or fewer. Grambling State is a perfect 8-0 when it holds opponents to 63 or fewer points.STREAK STATS: Texas Southern has won its last four home games, scoring an average of 74 points while giving up 66.3. Grambling St. seeks revenge on Texas Southern Associated Press February 16, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGrambling State (13-12, 7-5) vs. Texas Southern (11-13, 8-3)Health & PE Center, Houston; Monday, 8:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Texas Southern goes for the season sweep over Grambling State after winning the previous matchup in Grambling. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 20, when Grambling State made just 11 free throws on 18 attempts while Texas Southern went 21 for 30 en route to a seven-point victory. DID YOU KNOW: Texas Southern attempts more free throws per game than any other SWAC team. The Tigers have averaged 23.3 foul shots per game this season, including 25.8 per game against conference opponents.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

WLAX : Despite No. 3 ranking, Orange still has mistakes to correct during daunting stretch of games

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Kailah Kempney didn’t feel Syracuse was at its best Thursday against Notre Dame.The freshman scored five goals and the Orange came away with a 16-10 victory over the No. 6 Fighting Irish, but Kempney wasn’t satisfied.‘We’re proud of the win, but it wasn’t a great win,’ the freshman attack said in a phone interview Thursday. ‘We know we could have done a lot better. We had a lot of mistakes.’No. 3 Syracuse (7-2, 2-0 Big East) will aim to fix those mistakes as it continues a grueling stretch of three games in five days. The Orange will play its second game in that span on Saturday at 1 p.m. when it takes on Rutgers (7-4, 2-1) in the Carrier Dome. SU caps off the five-day challenge against Dartmouth on Monday.The Orange has endured some challenging weeks so far this season, playing two games in four days three times already. The first time, SU dropped both games to then-No. 6 Virginia and No. 1 Northwestern in late February. Three days after losing to the Wildcats, the Orange edged then-No. 5 Florida in double overtime. And in March, Syracuse beat then-No. 4 Maryland and then-No. 20 Towson in a four-day stretch.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe three-game stretch provides challenges for the Orange to remain sharp. Still, despite being the most difficult stretch in terms of frequency of games, SU head coach Gary Gait doesn’t feel it is the toughest Syracuse has faced this season.The Orange opened the season with five games against top-12 teams including three straight against teams in the top-five. Gait said facing that high level of competition in the Orange’s brutal early-season schedule was his team’s biggest test thus far.‘There were top-five teams we were facing back-to-back-to-back, three in a row and that was the toughest stretch of maybe any team in the country so far,’ Gait said. ‘Going from Northwestern to Florida to Maryland, that was a tough, tough stretch.’But SU attack Katie Webster said this series of games is just as difficult.And Webster said those first five games against top-five teams helped prepare Syracuse for anything it faces this season, including these three games.‘This stretch is going to be probably just as difficult,’ Webster said. ‘When we played the tougher teams we didn’t play as much. Still, these next two teams are very good and we’ve got to play with them and not get tired.’Syracuse has taken some unique steps to get ready for each game. With only one day off between games, the Orange has had to prepare a little for Notre Dame, Rutgers and Dartmouth.On Friday, SU will focus its preparation on Rutgers, watching some film of the Scarlet Knights. The Orange will also have a practice, though Webster doesn’t expect it to be overly intense as the team tries to stay fresh.And that could be good for Kempney. Even after scoring five goals against the Fighting Irish, the attack is still recovering from a knee injury suffered against the Wildcats on Feb. 29.Kempney said Thursday she still isn’t 100 percent, but the freshman is eager to get back on the field Saturday to help SU extend its six-game winning streak. The Orange’s game against Rutgers serves as a chance for the team to get better.‘Having a game on Saturday just gives us an opportunity to get back on track and get back to where we were and fix all those little mistakes that we made tonight,’ Kempney [email protected]center_img Published on April 6, 2012 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Obaseki Sets up NWPL Super 4 Committee

first_imgAn elated NWFL chairperson, Aisha Falode said this is the first time in the annual of the women championship that a state will deploy its human and material resources to promote and showcase the women football to the highest height.“We cannot say thank you enough to the amiable executive governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Philip Shaibu for their uncommon commitment and support for the upcoming NWPL Super Four being hosted in the state capital, Benin City.“The governor is not even contented being the host but is pushing all the buttons to ensure the championship records 100% success.“Or how else could one explain his uncommon disposition and wholeheartedness towards the women’s game and Super Four in particular than his prompt decision to appoint the planning committee for the championship.“The committee is charged with the responsibility to put the structures and logistics for the game in place so that the championship will go on seamlessly at the scheduled date.“Besides, his excellency has equally asked the NWFL board to quickly shift their secretariat to Benin City to ease communication and workings for the championship.“We have never had it this good in the history of the women game as things are simply falling into the right places at the moment.“We will remain eternally grateful the executive governor, deputy and the entire good people of Edo state.“I can assure you that whenever a properly documented history of the women game will be written either now or future the name of the state will be etched in gold.“The NWFL is being challenged to organise the best ever championship in the history of the women game by the uncommon generosity and interest of the governor for the championship.“We will not fail the state, stakeholders, potential sponsors, among others to use the championship to showcase the deep cultural heritage of the state as truly the heartbeat of the nation when it comes to sports,” said Falode.The 2017 NWPL Super Four championship will be hosted in Benin City, Edo state among the quartet, Bayelsa Queens, Delta Queens, Nasarawa Amazons and title holders, Rivers Angels.The winner will be crowned champion of the 2016/17 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) season. Additionally, the winner will go home with a handsome cash prize of N3million while the runners-up will pocket N2million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Edo State government, hosts of the 2017 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super Four, has set up a high powered committee to oversee the successfully hosting of the prime championship.To further demonstrate their wholesome commitment to the success of the annual championship the state governor, Godwin Obaseki has commandeered the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) to move the secretariat to the ancient city of Benin to ensure proper coordination and administrative finesse towards a hitch free women league primary football fiesta.last_img read more

Major pension reforms unveiled

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The government on Tuesday unveiled a package of changes to the country’s pension system aimed at ensuring the system’s viability in the coming decades. In presenting the measures, Labour & Social Insurances Minister Andreas Loverdos said the plan focuses on four major changes: ending voluntary and early retirement schemes with an aim to raise the average retirement age by two years, i.e. to 63 by 2015; permanently separating pension and healthcare systems; establishing an agency to manage pension funds’ reserves and assets, as well as changing the method of calculating monthly pension payments.Minister Andreas Loverdos told reporters after a ministry meeting that, “We are changing the pensions system in order to keep it alive.”Loverdos also said pension funds’ reserves now total 29.55 billion euros. Additionally, he said the government aims to further integrate social insurance agencies into three groups, while healthcare services will be gradually included in the country’s National Health System.The pension reform is part of a cost-cutting plan by the Papandreou government which is struggling to slash Greece’s budget deficit.Loverdos is trying to save 4.5 billion euros (six billion euros) this year from a social welfare budget burdened by years of mismanaged spending by social funds on medicine and hospital bills.last_img read more