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  • Arts and Business NI hosts fundraising training events

    first_img  6 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Arts and Business NI hosts fundraising training events Arts and Business in Northern Ireland (A&B NI) is organising two events in the coming weeks to help fundraisers.On 16th September an event themed around philanthropy and diaspora will take place at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. Strategies that maximise ‘the intersection between commerce and culture’ will be examined with the help of Ellen Gilligan of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Kingsley Aikins of Diaspora Matters and formerly CEO of the Ireland Funds.The event is sponsored by the Irish Institute, Boston College, the US Department of State and Arts & Business Northern Ireland. Advertisement On 2 October A&B NI is running a one day conference which offers their arts members the opportunity to hear keynote speakers from leading UK charitable foundations and meet their representatives personally.The conference will feature representatives of the BBC Performance Arts Fund, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Loyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland, Ulster Garden Villages and BBC Children in Need. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 12 September 2013 | Newslast_img read more

  • Coronavirus highlights gap between socialist and capitalist responses

    first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this March 9 — Mounting concern and panic over the global outbreak COVID-19 has gripped headlines as more countries grapple with its spread. Over 100,000 people worldwide have been confirmed positive for the virus, with many more cases surely going undetected. Italy has declared a travel ban in the entire country, and other countries are considering drastic responses. In China, thousands of recovered patients are going home and the number of new virus cases has fallen dramatically.The Western media focused for months on China’s response, often condemning it as authoritarian and downplaying its effectiveness. Yet it has become clear that China’s unprecedented quarantines, rapid construction of new hospitals, huge increase in testing capabilities and production of medical supplies, free testing and treatment, and mass mobilizations of medical workers, People’s Liberation Army soldiers and Communist Party members have succeeded in slowing the spread of the virus and reducing infections.China’s ability to take steps based on human need rather than by seeking to maximize profit has given it an advantage in combating the epidemic. Praise for China’s approachIn a March 4 interview with the New York Times, Dr. Bruce Aylward, part of the WHO team that visited China in February, said, “A rapidly escalating outbreak has plateaued, and come down faster than would have been expected. Back of the envelope, it’s hundreds of thousands of people in China who did not get COVID-19 because of this aggressive response.” He added, “China is really good at keeping people alive. Its hospitals looked better than some I see here in Switzerland. We’d ask, ‘How many ventilators do you have?’ They’d say, ‘50.’ Wow! We’d say, ‘How many ECMOs?’ They’d say, ‘Five.’” (ECMOs are machines that circulate blood outside the body for oxygenation.) “The [Chinese] government made it clear: testing is free,” Aylward pointed out. He noted if you tested positive for COVID-19 when your insurance ended, the state picked up all costs, and that in the U.S., personal cost is a barrier to speedy treatment: “That’s what could wreak havoc. This is where universal health care coverage and security intersect.” Asked if China’s response was “possible only because China is an autocracy,” Dr. Aylward replied, “I talked to lots of people outside the system — in hotels, on trains, in the streets at night. They’re mobilized, like in a war, and it’s fear of the virus that was driving them. They really saw themselves as on the front lines of protecting the rest of China. And the world.” Sylvie Briand, director of Infectious Hazard Management at the WHO, told reporters, “Measures on movement restriction have delayed the dissemination of the outbreak two or three days within China and a few weeks outside China.” (, Feb. 19)High-cost response in the U.S.The U.S. response to growing numbers of COVID-19 cases contrasts with China’s. In a Feb. 26 press conference, Vice President Mike Pence, who has no medical training and was governor of Indiana during one of that state’s worst HIV outbreaks, was tapped by President Trump to direct the federal government’s response. During the press conference, Trump made several misleading and outright false claims that contradict the government’s own scientists. He claimed that cases are “going very substantially down, not up”  and that the U.S. is “rapidly developing a vaccine” and “will essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner.”The director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, however, stated that a vaccine won’t be ready for another 12 to 18 months. Health Secretary Alex Azar refused to say that a potential vaccine would be affordable for all. This mirrors other parts of the high-cost U.S. health care system. At the March 3 White House press conference, CNN correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted: “WH is allowing only still photos of this Coronavirus briefing. No audio or video permitted.” A week earlier the administration sought to lock down information about the outbreak, instructing scientists to coordinate all statements and public appearances with Pence. Federal agencies are wholly unprepared for an epidemic of this scale. There are nearly 700 vacancies at the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention due to a freeze in hiring Trump initiated to cut costs. Public health agencies across the board have suffered from funding cuts for years. In 2018 Trump slashed 80 percent of the budget from the CDC program to prevent global disease outbreaks and disbanded the government’s global health security team created to lead the U.S. response in a pandemic. With nothing to back him up, Pence promised that the U.S. would be capable of performing over 1.5 million tests a week. The actual numbers are far lower. Washington state, which reported the most cases as of March 8, can perform a little over 1,000 tests a day. Oregon can only test 40 a day, while Arkansas can test just four or five. Earlier this week the CDC announced it would stop reporting how many tests it has performed. Statements about tests have omitted reporting that, in order to confirm a positive result, a person must be tested twice. A state conducting 1,000 tests a day can only test 500 people. The country’s true testing capability is unclear, leaving the public in the dark as to just how widespread the virus has become. The failure of capitalist health careThe slow, botched and opaque response of the Trump administration contrasts with China’s rapid response that has slowed the spread of disease within its borders. The U.S., with a larger but completely capitalist economy, has failed to do what China has done on its road to socialism. U.S. government officials seem more concerned with how the stock market and quarterly profits will be affected than with public health. China’s quarantines and other measures negatively impacted its economy, yet China’s steps against the virus protected the health of millions of people — within China and around the world. The capitalist U.S. seemingly cannot, or will not, prioritize the health of even the people living within its borders.last_img read more

  • Oxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam –…

    first_imgOXFAM Ireland has launched a fun challenge – the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – to encourage people to declutter and save their donations for when their local Oxfam shop reopens on *June 8th.The Joey Challenge encourages people to showcase their unwanted items by re-creating the infamous scene from popular television when Joey Tribbiani puts on as many layers of clothes as possible. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shop opening hours may vary in the initial weeks after re-opening. Linkedin TAGScharityKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostOxfam At the start of April, along with many other businesses, Oxfam Ireland made the difficult decision to close its network of shops – to protect staff, volunteers and customers – and to play its part in the country’s response to COVID-19.Helen Cooper, Shop Manager of Oxfam Limerick said: “Our shops play a vital role in raising much-needed funds for Oxfam’s work globally – they are central to ensuring we can continue to protect and support some of the most vulnerable people in the world.“Today, we are calling on local people to drop their donations of clothes, accessories and bric-a-brac to us at 57 William Street.“Ahead of opening our doors on June 8th, our staff and volunteers will be in the shop getting it safety-ready to recommence business – and we will gladly accept your pre-loved items.“The reality is, after more than two months of closure, your donations are needed more than ever – especially as we respond to the threat of COVID-19 in some of the most fragile places on earth.” she added.So, how does Oxfam’s Joey Challenge work?First things first, if you haven’t already, get decluttering! Oxfam shops accept clothes, shoes, accessories, bric-a-brac, books, DVDs and more.Once you have gathered your items for donation show Oxfam what you’ve got – Joey style! Take a photo of you and your donations and post it on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam, making sure to nominate a friend.You can go original by putting on as many layers of clothing as possible, or try one of Oxfam’s alternative (and fun) Joey Challenges:The Joey Original: Layer on as many of the clothes and accessories you are going to donate as possible.The Joey Fresh: Hang all the clothes you are going to donate on your washing line or over your staircase’s bannister or over your arms!The Joey Traditional: Simply fold and pile the clothes you are doing to donate – let’s see how high you can go!The Showy Joey: Put on a fashion show and model some of the items you are going to donate.The Novel Joey: Just donating books?! Stack ‘em up – or build something with them!The Joey Mishmash: Gather the bric-a-brac you are going to donate.The Joey Freestyle: Show us what you got in your own unique way!Once you have completed your Joey Challenge box or bag up your unwanted items and drop them to Oxfam Limerick! While our doors don’t open until June 8th, staff will be in store from June 2nd, ready to accept your donations.Next step? Feel good about this. Your pre-loved items are a lifeline. By donating to your local Oxfam, you are playing a part in Oxfam’s global work to beat poverty and fight inequality – which is now more urgent than ever as COVID-19 reaches vulnerable and at-risk populations.Lastly, you’ll also be reducing the amount of textiles that ends up in Irish landfills every year – helping our planet and people.To find out more about the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam visit: Limerick is located at 57 William Street, Limerick and can be reached by telephone or email with any queries from the public about dropping off donations: 061 413 244 | [email protected] LimerickNewsOxfam Limerick calls on decluttering locals to do the #JoeyChallenge4Oxfam – a donation drive with a twistBy Meghann Scully – June 4, 2020 866 Twitter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Some Good News at ULNext articleLimerick Institute of Technology launch new app to facilitate energy renovation upskilling Meghann Scully Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WhatsApplast_img read more

  • [Affordable Health Care For Marginalised Section] SC Directs Centre, States & UT’s To Come Up With A Legislative & Executive Master Public Health Plan

    first_imgTop Stories[Affordable Health Care For Marginalised Section] SC Directs Centre, States & UT’s To Come Up With A Legislative & Executive Master Public Health Plan Sanya Talwar31 Aug 2020 9:22 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to convene a meeting of Health Ministers/Secretaries of all states and UT’s within one week from today in order to come up with a legislative and executive master plan on public health, which focusses on the marginalised sections of the society within two weeks.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramanian…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to convene a meeting of Health Ministers/Secretaries of all states and UT’s within one week from today in order to come up with a legislative and executive master plan on public health, which focusses on the marginalised sections of the society within two weeks.A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramanian further directed the Union to file a comprehensive report with a compilation of all information received from States & UT’s. The Court has impleaded all State Government and Union Territories as parties to the plea seeking, inter alia issuance of appropriate directions to regulate the cost of treatment of patients infected with Coronavirus at private hospitals across the country in order to combat the commercialisation of health care by private health sector.In the said meeting, all the States and Union Territories, may be advised to come up, within 2 weeks of the first meeting, with a master plan, both legislative and executive, taking cue from the already existing Public Health Acts of various States and also taking cue from the National Health Bill, 2009, which focuses on the marginalized sections of societyThe top court also observed that even though “public health” is a state subject, only a select few States took advantage of the same and in light of this, the Government of India made two futile attempts to activate the States to pass legislations, on the model prepared by the Government of India under the caption “Model Public Health Act”. “But the state government did not act”. “Therefore, following a mandate from the WHO in the form of International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005), to which India is a signatory, another attempt was made by the Government of India by proposing a National Health Bill, 2009” – Supreme CourtFurther to this, the CJI led bench observed that various provisions of the Bill incorporated very “high ideals” such as (but not limited to) sections 3(c) and (d) which stipulated free and universal access to health care services and Ensure comprehensive involvement of civil society, especially vulnerable or marginalized individuals respectively. The court also took note of the Right To Health and Right to Access, Use & Enjoy all facilities and services necessary for ensuring the right to health. “But the National Health Bill, 2009 also did not see the light of the day. The net result is that the States which have the legislative competence, have failed to act. The Centre is unable to act, for want of competence” the top court added.In this backdrop, the court has held that the Central Government is empowered under section 62 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, to issue certain directions. Advocate Sachin Jain, petitioner-in-person in his plea has argued that there must be a regulation for all entities as the government has given them unfettered powers to charge patients.”In Private hospitals that are dedicated COVID hospitals, there is no qualification as to how much they hospitals can charge. Patients are being charged between 10 and 12 lakhs. Government has given them unfettered powers to charge,” he said.The plea averred that the issue of cost regulations across the country to private and corporate entities for treatment of COVID19 patients was a matter of “urgent consideration” as many private hospitals were commercially exploiting patients suffering from the deadly virus “to make a fortune out of their miseries in the hour of national crisis”.It further elucidated its averments by pointing to various reports of surging bills of COVID patients and the resultant barrage on insurance companies for reimbursements.”It is submitted that if such inflated billing by the private hospitals can become a cause of concern for the insurance industry, what will be the plight of a common man who neither has a fat wallet nor an insurance cover to reimburse, in case, he requires hospitalization in a private hospital. It is a matter of grave concern that a large section of people in India still do not possess any insurance cover and are also not benefitted under any government health scheme,” the petition reads.The case is now listed for further consideration after four weeks.Click Here To Download OrderNext Story read more

  • ‘Government Control On Media Like Putting Sledgehammer To Article 19(1)(a)’: News Broadcasters Federation Tells Bombay HC In SSR Media Trial Case

    first_imgTop Stories’Government Control On Media Like Putting Sledgehammer To Article 19(1)(a)’: News Broadcasters Federation Tells Bombay HC In SSR Media Trial Case Sanya Talwar21 Oct 2020 10:13 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court saw noteworthy arguments and exchanges in the ongoing PILs filed against Media Trials, on account of media coverage, into the issue of death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni heard the matter for the entire day.Senior Advocate Siddharth Bhatnagar appeared on behalf of the National Broadcasters…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?LoginThe Bombay High Court saw noteworthy arguments and exchanges in the ongoing PILs filed against Media Trials, on account of media coverage, into the issue of death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni heard the matter for the entire day.Senior Advocate Siddharth Bhatnagar appeared on behalf of the National Broadcasters Federation and batted for self-regulatory mechanisms on the Press.He told the court that the guidelines that currently exist were sufficient and enough and that Government control of the press was unwarranted, which, if brought in, could be dangerous.”If any kind of regulator comes in at behest of the Government, it could result in putting a sledgehammer to Article 19(1) of the Constitution”- Senior Advocate Sidharth Bhatnagar to Bombay HC”The issue arises ultimately between 19(1)(a) and the right to a free trial. Secondly, as a conjunct to this question, viz. there are systems in place which balance these two aspects. The safeguards and procedures in place are sufficient to meet the balance,” said Bhatnagar.While elaborating on the effectiveness of the NBF, Bhatnagar informed the court that the NBF is a private association, having its own regulatory mechanism headed by a retired Supreme court judge. “It has set up a self regulatory body called Professional News Broadcasting Standards Organisation (PNBSO),” he added.Further, he stated that the fact that the Programme Code was being amended from time to time was proof that it was effective and did not remain static.”What can violate the Programme Code remains static & the Government has amended it accordingly from time to time. Programme Code now prohibits that reportage of a terrorist attack has to be done in accordance with the stipulated protocols, this may not have been relevant up until 1994 but with advent of technology, this was a requisite restriction and it was made,” Bhatnagar told the Bombay High Court.Certain circumspection is required so far as Government’s intervention is concerned viz. the media, said Bhatnagar, adding that Lack of Government Control on press is better than excessive Government control.”Government can any way act as it has acted. It has acted with certain circumspection and that it because the Media is very wary of Government’s intervention, otherwise Government can intervene as and when required”- Senior Advocate Sidharth Bhatnagar tells Bombay HCBhatnagar then took the bench through judgments to substantiate the dangers of Government control over the press.To do this, he referred to Indian Express Newspapers Vs. Union of India, which is a 1985 judgment of the Supreme Court.Bhatnagar then referred to Shreya Singhal V. Union of India which was a challenge to Section 66A of the Information Technology Act.The Senior Counsel told the court that persons who are likely to be attacked by the media, perhaps more viciously – are government officials and if the limits are crossed, enough safeguards are present to deal with it.The court then asked Bhatnagar whether the NBF could have suo motu cognisance powers. To this, he responded by stating that this was something he would be suggesting to his client.The Court also expressed concerns over the practice of “media trial” while hearing a batch of petitions seeking regulations on the reportage of the Sushant Singh Rajput death case.”If you become the investigator, prosecutor and the judge, what is the use of us? Why are we here”, the bench asked Advocate Malvika Trivedi, the lawyer representing Republic TV.The Court also asked the lawyer of Republic TV if asking the public who should be arrested in a case is part of investigative journlism.The bench posed the query in reference to the hashtag campaign ‘#ArrestRhea’ run by the channel in Twitter following the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.The court is set to hear the plea(s) further on Friday at noon.Also Read :’If You Become Investigator, Prosecutor & Judge, Why Are We Here?’ Bombay HC Expresses Concerns Over Media Trial ‘Asking Public About Who To Be Arrested Is Investigative Journalism?’ Bombay HC Asks Republic TV In SSR Media Trial Case Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

  • Open letter written to Derry & Strabane over Covid concerns

    first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – October 6, 2020 The North’s First and Deputy First Ministers have written an open letter to the people of the Derry City and Strabane District Council area expressing concern at the high incidence of Covid-19 in the district.The 7 day incidence rate of the virus in Derry and Strabane has risen again today, and now stands at 581.4 per 100,000 of the population with 876 cases confirmed there in the past seven days.People there are encouraged to self-isolate and book a test once they get any symptoms. Facebook Homepage BannerNews Pinterestcenter_img Previous articleBag found in search for missing manNext articleAbduction highlights need for further armed response capacity – GRA News Highland Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Open letter written to Derry & Strabane over Covid concerns Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

  • Toddler, 3, makes life-saving 911 call after mother collapses

    first_imgKTRK(CLEVELAND, Texas) — Most toddlers are learning how to write or count. Thankfully, one Texas 3-year-old learned how to call 911.Dorothy Craig, of Cleveland, Texas, may very well have saved her mother’s life — or her siblings’ lives — on Wednesday when she collapsed and fell unconscious on the floor, according to Houston ABC station KTRK.That’s when Dorothy, not even old enough to go to school, sprang into action. The youngster picked up a phone and immediately called 911.In audio released of the 911 call, the dispatcher who picked up the phone is heard answering, “Liberty County 911.” Dorothy responded, “Mommy.”However, the little girl was unable to provide more information as the diligent dispatcher stuck with it to try to get more information from the girl.Eventually, when asked where her mother was, Dorothy was able to say “on the floor.”The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office was able to track the cellphone to find out generally where the call was coming from and found Dorothy’s mother, Miranda, after going door-to-door for a half hour.“I’m extremely proud of her. She’s such a smart little girl and she’s so charismatic,” Miranda said.Dorothy has two younger siblings, 2-year-old and 5 months old, who were also in the house unattended with their mother unconscious.Miranda suffers from narcolepsy, which causes people to suddenly fall asleep and can include hallucinations, loss of muscle control and muscle paralysis. She was treated by paramedics who responded to her home.Dorothy isn’t a one-hit wonder though. Miranda said she’s called 911 for her mother before.“When she was really little, I taught her how to call 911,” Miranda said. “And she’s done it for me twice now, and she’s my little … she’s my little hero.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Only 5% of proptech firms will survive, says leading tech guru

    first_imgHome » News » Only 5% of proptech firms will survive, says leading tech guru previous nextProptechOnly 5% of proptech firms will survive, says leading tech guruNeil Singer, who has an online transaction trial currently running with Rightmove, says too many proptech start-ups are building services that the industry doesn’t need.Nigel Lewis27th September 201901,601 Views A leading tech innovator who helped pioneer blockchain, online sales execution and digital auctions within the property industry has predicted that a shockingly low number of proptech businesses are likely to survive their early years.Neil Singer – who runs sales agency Singer Vielle, digital selling platform clicktopurchase and has just launched a proptech consultancy firm – says the huge wave of investment in proptech three years ago has now slowed down as people realise that as few as ‘five in every hundred proptech businesses will survive’.“I really believe that to be the case,” he says.RightmoveSinger should know; his own proptech firm controversially persuaded Rightmove to trial his online transacting service for commercial property on its platform earlier this year.The trial is ongoing and has yet to be confirmed as a permanent feature on the portal, he has confirmed.“The reason I launched my consultancy is because there isn’t anyone out there who has crossed the divide between understanding the property industry and understanding technology,” he says.“The nature of the agency role is changing very quickly because of technology and I believe advice about tech will become another service sub-sector of the industry.“For example, how does a medium size property company or estate agency find out how to develop the tech they want – that’s the question the consultancy is trying to answer.”The 57-year-old says too many property firms think they can develop their own tech in-house and that they soon find out it ‘requires huge amounts of time and money’.On the other hand, he says too many tech innovators are building proptech that no one wants or needs because they don’t understand how the industry works.  September 27, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

  • Cambridge Conservatives propose: “this house prefers Prince Andrew to Meghan Markle”

    first_img“That’s what I would describe as… those are my travelling clothes… if I’m going overseas.” He told Maitlis: “I didn’t sweat at the time because I had suffered what I would describe as an overdose of adrenaline in the Falklands War when I was shot at and I simply … it was almost impossible for me to sweat,” He also provided an alibi for the events of March 10, 2001, saying he went to a Pizza Express in Woking with his daughter. He remembered the occasion as “weirdly distinct” as it was one of the few times he’d been to Woking or to the Pizza Express there, making it, in his own words, “a very unusual thing for me to do”. Cambridge University Conservative Association (CUCA) have debated a motion entitled “This House prefers Prince Andrew to Meghan Markle.” The motion, which was presented at an Association Port and Policy event on January 25, was allegedly passed by a significant margin. In a statement last month, the Duke and Duchess said: “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.  “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.  “It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.” The BBC fired radio presenter Danny Baker after he tweeted, following the birth of the couple’s son Archie last year, a picture of a chimpanzee holding hands with a couple. He captioned it “Royal Baby leaves hospital.” Prince Andrew has been immersed in controversy over his relationship with the convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who committed suicide in his jail cell in August of last year whilst awaiting sentencing for sex trafficking. The pair’s decision has sparked virulent controversy, including last month’s debate at the CUCA. Other motions debated at the event were “This House Would Scrap the BBC License Fee” and “This House Supports a Nuclear Iran.” In the interview, the Prince admitted he does not regret his close relationship with Epstein, stating “the people that I met and the opportunities that I was given to learn, either by him or because of him, were actually very useful.” The claim was made despite the fact newspapers have previously pictured Prince Andrew on a night out in London wearing jeans without a tie or blazer. CUCA has a history of inviting figures from the right of the political spectrum, including Jacob Rees-Mogg, Godfrey Bloom, Arron Banks and Peter Bone. The Daily Mail has referred to Markle’s “exotic DNA” and described her as “almost straight outta Compton.”center_img After an interview with the BBC’s Newsnight, the Prince was effectively forced to relinquish his royal duties and retreat from public life. Prince Andrew said Giuffre’s accusation of him sweating during the encounter meant her version of events could not be true, as he had a medical condition that prevented him from sweating at the time. CUCA did not respond to a request for comment for this story. Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has recently retreated from royal duties alongside her husband Prince Harry, with the intention of splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America. Last month, This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes attacked Markle as “awful, woke, weak, manipulative, spoilt and irritating … I look at her and I think, ‘I don’t think I would like you in real life.’”  The Duchess’ retreat from public life seems to have been as controversial, if not more so, than the Prince’s. Many have suggested that the backlash to Markle has been down to racism. The Prince said: “nobody can prove whether or not that photograph has been doctored but I don’t recollect that photograph ever being taken.” The Prince Andrew and Meghan Markle debate was the last of the evening. One attendee told The Tab that “most people weren’t sober after the second motion.” The controversy over Prince Andrew’s close relationship with Epstein took off following his interview with Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis. He denied allegations made by Virginia Giuffre (now Roberts) that she had sexual relations with Prince Andrew after being sex trafficked to him by Epstein in 2001. Former chairmen of the CUCA include Ken Clarke (Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1993-97), Douglas Hurd (Foreign Secretary from 1989-95), and Norman Lamont (Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1990-93). Prince further criticised the authenticity of a photograph taken of him and Giuffre in 2001. “I don’t believe it’s a picture of me in London because … when I go out in London, I wear a suit and a tie,” he said.last_img read more

  • PHYSICS LAB (Midtown)

    first_img× PHYSICS LAB — Students in Mrs. DiPasquale’s science class at Midtown Community School participated in a physics lab where they tested to see if the height of the ramp affected the distance a toy car would go. Here Caleb Perez, Anthony Hernandez, Aidan Marmorato, and Szymon Piotrowski are testing their toy car.last_img