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  • RFA Tidespring arrives in Portsmouth for commissioning

    first_img The lead ship in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new tanker fleet, the RFA Tidespring, has arrived in Portsmouth to prepare for her November 27 dedication ceremony, the Royal Navy announced.The 39,000 tonne tanker will be brought into service with the RFA – the civilian-manned fleet of support vessels which provide fuel, food and stores for Royal Navy warships all over the world.Head of the RFA Commodore Duncan Lamb said: “Tidespring’s arrival in Portsmouth today is an exciting milestone in the history of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. She is a tangible demonstration of the success of the MARS Tanker project which is delivering first-class global support for a first-class global navy.”RFA Tidespring’s commanding officer Captain Simon Herbert said: “Sailing the first of class of any ships is an immense privilege and I am extremely proud to be able to bring this highly modern, capable ship into Portsmouth Naval Base today.“Not only are we the first of the Tide class but we are also the first to sail with HMS Queen Elizabeth once she officially joins the Royal Navy later this year, and that is a huge honour for myself and the ship’s company.”The Tide Class tankers are replacing the RFA’s current ageing single-hulled tankers. Larger than their predecessors and double hulled, they are an advanced capability specifically designed to provide fuel and water to the carriers. They can also accommodate a Chinook helicopter on their flight decks.They will also be able to undertake a range of maritime operations such as policing shipping lanes and providing humanitarian relief.The ships will predominately be based out of Falmouth.The dedication ceremony in 11 days’ time will see RFA Tidespring officially join the RFA Fleet. View post tag: Royal Navy Authorities New Royal Navy tanker RFA Tidespring arrives in Portsmouth for commissioning Back to overview,Home naval-today New Royal Navy tanker RFA Tidespring arrives in Portsmouth for commissioning Share this article View post tag: RFA Tidespring November 16, 2017 View post tag: RFAlast_img read more

  • Royal Navy’s new tanker RFA Tidesurge begins trials

    first_img Vessels View post tag: RFA Tidesurge View post tag: Tide-class Royal Navy’s new tanker RFA Tidesurge begins trials At the beginning of October, the third of Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s new tankers headed to sea to begin military trials. RFA Tidesurge (A138) — one of four Tide-class ships built to support the new carriers and their battle groups — has already proven her seakeeping abilities courtesy as she arrived in Falmouth earlier this year from South Korea.There, A&P turned a tanker into a military tanker courtesy of comms kit, computer systems, defensive weaponry and the like – as the Cornish yard has done with Tidespring and Tiderace, already in service, and as they’re now doing to RFA Tideforce which completes the quartet of 39,000-ton vessels.After a brief visit to Loch Striven in Scotland to take on fuel, Tidesurge will return south for rigorous testing of her systems in the Channel and the RN’s South Coast Exercise Areas, including communications, flight deck, replenishment rigs, engines – all the while carrying out essential in-depth training for her crew.Although principally designed to refill the fuel tanks of HMS Queen Elizabeth or Prince of Wales and their escorts, the Tides also carry fresh water and aviation fuel for use by the Fleet Air Arm.Manned with a crew of 63 RFA personnel, she is designed to support the Royal Navy and in particular the new QE class Aircraft Carrier as well as various NATO forces around the globe. October 4, 2018center_img View post tag: Royal Fleet Auxiliary View post tag: Royal Navy Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Navy’s new tanker RFA Tidesurge begins trials last_img read more

  • Assistant Professor-Neurology Department (MS Division)

    first_imgThe University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department ofNeurology seeks a full-time clinician-scientist at the Assistant orAssociate Professor, non-tenure track level to join its MultipleSclerosis Center for Treatment and Research. The appointedcandidate will have clinical, teaching and administrative duties.Clinical duties will involve providing outpatient service at thefaculty practice and attending on the inpatient and consultativeservices at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Teachingduties will involve participation in organized teaching activitiesfor first and second-year medical students, residents and fellows.Administrative duties will consist of participation in departmentaland school committees as requested by the Department Chair.Research duties will include participation in ongoing clinicaltrials for Multiple Sclerosis research and seeking extramuralfunding for independent research. Candidates with existing fundingand independent research programs will also be stronglyconsidered.The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an equalopportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to sex,gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion,national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or anyother characteristic protected by law or policy.Qualifications :Maryland licensureBoard Certification in Neurologylast_img read more

  • Plant Utilities Engineer 1 – New Application Process

    first_imgPosition SummaryThe University at Buffalo is establishing a list of eligiblecandidates for the Plant Utilities Engineer 1 title. As a PlantUtilities Engineer 1, you would operate, maintain, troubleshoot,repair, test, and calibrate mechanical and electrical equipmentproviding heat, hot water, ventilation, air conditioning, andelectrical distribution in a safe and efficient manner. You wouldmake recommendations on major overhauls and replacement ofequipment and identify, recommend and develop energy conservationprojects. You may supervise subordinate staff in the operation andmaintenance of heating facilities and mechanical equipment. You mayalso supervise contractors in an emergency or project situation andyou may be required to assume responsibility for operations of theoverall physical plant. Positions involve shift work within a24-hour work schedule which includes night and holidayshifts.The Plant Utilities Engineer 1 exam is now a decentralized,continuous exam. This application process replaces the traditionalexam process.How to Apply:Go to the Civil Service website to read the entire vacancy announcementand complete the application and supplemental questionnaire. Besure to attach all documentation required to show proof ofeducation and experience. This will be the only basis for ratingyour training, education, and experience.Send completed information by mail to:Human Resources120 Crofts HallBuffalo, NY 14260-7022Your application and supplemental questionnaire will be reviewedand graded by the Human Resources department at the University atBuffalo.Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. Thereare personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirementplan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthymix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort tosupport your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website tolearn about our benefit packages .University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunityemployer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to applyincluding veterans and individuals with disabilities.Minimum QualificationsEither 1. Graduate of heating, HVAC, ventilation, airconditioning, and refrigeration apprenticeship program from theU.S. Air Force;Or 2. Must have been an enlisted machinery technician (MK)with the U.S. Coast Guard OR possession of a certificate as aMarine Engineer issued by the U.S. Coast Guard;Or 3. Must have been an enlisted power generation equipmentrepairer with the U.S. Army;Or 4. Must have been an enlisted gas turbine systemstechnician, submarine nuclear propulsion plant operator reactorcontrol, utilities man, machinist mate, or engineman with the U.S.Navy;Or 5. Must have a Merchant Mariner’s Document ( MMD ) andhave been a qualified member of the engine department ( QMED ) asan oiler, fireman/water tender, refrigerating engineer or enginemanwith the U.S. Merchant Marine;Or 6. Completion of a New York State Department of Laborregistered apprenticeship program for stationary engineers, plantmaintenance (plumber/steamfitter), HVAC Mechanic or plantmaintenance (refrigeration/AC) (See Note #1);Or 7. Possession of a High-Pressure Boiler OperatingEngineer License or Stationary Engineer License;Or 8. A bachelor’s degree in Facilities Engineering,Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or MarineEngineering;Or 13. Four years of full-time hands on experience in themaintenance and operation of commercial, industrial, institutionalfacility, computer applications of digital energy platforms andbuilding analytics and/or performing diagnosis, repair of HVACsystems or boilers or auxiliary equipment;Or 14. Four years of full-time hands on experience in aresidential setting performing diagnosis, operation, maintenancerepair of HVAC systems or boilers or auxiliary equipment;Or 15. An associate’s degree in HVAC AND two years ofqualifying experience as described in EITHER qualification #13 or#14 above;Or 16. Completion of an HVAC certificate or diploma from aBOCES program (900 hours) OR completion of an approved certificatein HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, boiler operations andmaintenance, or plumbing from an accredited technical school ortechnology college (See Note #2) AND two years of qualifyingexperience as described in EITHER qualification #13 or #14above.Preferred QualificationsFor more information, click the “How to Apply” button.last_img read more

  • Chief of Party, Bangladesh

    first_img Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) LinkedIn You need to sign in or create an account to save Johns Hopkins University Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore MD – OtherLocation Experience workingas a mid-level or senior staff in at least five of the followingtechnical areas and good knowledge of the salient issues in theother areas – behavior change interventions; large scale campaigndesign, community mobilization initiatives; reproductive health andfamily planning; maternal health, newborn health; child health;nutrition; TB prevention and treatment; health systemsstrengthening; quality improvement/quality assurance; procurementand vendor management; public sector and civil society capacitybuilding; monitoring and evaluation and/or operationsresearchWillingness to travel to project sites, asrequiredClassified Title: Sr.Program Officer IIWorking Title: Chief of Party, Bangladesh​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MGStarting Salary Range:Commensurate withexperienceEmployee group: Full TimeSchedule:Sunday-Thursday / 37.5 hrs per weekExempt Status: ExemptLocation:98-MD:Non USDepartment name: 10001159-Ctr for Communication Programs CCPPersonnel area: School of Public HealthThe successfulcandidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employmentbackground check.If you are interested inapplying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University andrequire special assistance or accommodation during any part of thepre-employment process, please contact the HR Business ServicesOffice [email protected] For TTY users, call via MarylandRelay or dial 711.The followingadditional provisions may apply depending on which campus you willwork. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“theflu”) season, as a condition of employment, The Johns HopkinsInstitutions require all employees who provide ongoing services topatients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have anannual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical orreligious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result intermination of employment.The pre-employmentphysical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, workingwith research subjects, or involving community contact requiresdocumentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles),Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B anddocumentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria,pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of havingtwo (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibodystatus to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests forimmunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in thepre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provideresults of blood tests or immunization documentation from their ownhealth care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseaseswill be given at no cost in our Occupational Healthoffice.Equal OpportunityEmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is theLawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Salary Not Specified Save Enrollment Marketing Specialist Special Knowledge, Skills,and AbilitiesStrategic visionfor the health sector, strong leadership qualities, professionalreputation, excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills, andwritten and oral presentation skillsAbility to build a vision for the program withthe team, Government of Bangladesh, and USAID and other donors, andability to work closely with teams in multiple locations(Bangladesh CCPfieldoffice and HQ Baltimore) and partners (government, sub-grantees,USAID and other donors) Johns Hopkins University Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Program Officer II Maryland, United States MinimumQualifications(Required)Masters degree (M.A., MHS, MPH)required, preferably in a health-related field, social sciences,communication, management, international development or businessadministration.Six (6) yearsrelated experience required. Reputation Marketing Manager Enrollment Marketing Specialist Share Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save Salary Not Specified Additional relevant experience and/ortraining may substitute for someeducation.PreferredQualificationsCOP or DeputyChief of Party experience of a USAID funded project of at least$10-15 million10-15 years’ relevant experience in managingand implementing complex public health SBCC programs (or programswith a large SBCC component)Minimum 5 years working in developingcountries, preferably in Asia Facebook Maryland, United States Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Similar jobs You need to sign in or create an account to save Johns Hopkins University Save Reputation Marketing Manager Save Program Officer II More searches like this Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore GeneralSummary/PurposeThe Chief of Party (COP) will be basedin Bangladesh and will be responsible for providing strategic,administrative and programmatic leadership in achieving projectobjectives in Bangladesh, per CCP policies, for a USAID-fundedsocial and behavior change communication (SBCC) program. The COPwill coordinate all project related activities, manage localproject staff and partners and provide overall technical directionand leadership for the planning, implementation, and evaluation ofthe program to ensure results and targets are met, as well ascoordinating and supporting all field activities including beingthe link between the sub award recipients that are based in thefield and CCP HQ in Baltimore.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesProvide strategicleadership and vision to project staff and serve as a spokespersonand advocate, representing the project to USAID, Government ofBangladesh officials, public and private stakeholders, cooperatingagencies, and othersProvide programmatic, research, monitoring andevaluation (RME) and managerial leadership and oversight to allaspects of the programProvide programmatic and financial decisionmaking for all aspects of theprojectDevelop, manage and maintain coordination amongproject partners, NGOs, the Government of Bangladesh and privatesector groupsManage and supervise project staff and projectpartners, modeling and promoting capacity building practices amongall staffSubmit timely program reports to USAID on aquarterly and annual basisDisseminate program successstoriesPerform job duties/responsibilities in supportof CCP’s mission and values, and participate in active businessdevelopment/marketing initiatives, asappropriateKeep abreast of US and Bangladesh laws, as wellas JHU policies as they apply to her/his job duties andresponsibilities Twitter Salary Not Specified Other Business & Administrative Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

  • Physician-Anesthesiology, General -133

    first_imgWest Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department ofAnesthesiology seeks a candidate with primary practice of GeneralAnesthesia, with Fellowship training in Neuro Anesthesia (ranksavailable: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor).The successful candidate will be expected to practice inMorgantown, WV.The successful candidate may also be assigned to provide servicesat other worksites, including but not necessarily limited to, WestVirginia University Hospitals, Inc., West Virginia UniversityMedical Corporation doing business as “University HealthAssociates,” [etc.] located in West Virginia, Maryland, andPennsylvania and, as such, travel is anticipated and expected tofulfill said duties at these other worksites.Duties: The successful candidate will practice in the areas ofGeneral and Neuro Anesthesia. In addition to providing excellentpatient care, the successful candidate will also be activelyinvolved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Forappointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, it isexpected that candidates sustain an outstanding, extramurallysupported research program.Qualifications: Candidate must have an MD or DO degree or foreignequivalent and be eligible to obtain a West Virginia medicallicense. Successful candidate must have completed Anesthesiologyresidency program, as well as Neuro Anesthesiology fellowshipprogram. Successful candidates must be board certified / eligiblein 3 years. Candidates who are not board certified / board eligiblewho possess extraordinary ability and demonstrated track record maybe considered at the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer. Forappointment at the Associate Professor or Professor ranks, ademonstrated track-record of leadership, excellent communicationskills, and publications in high-impact journals are required. Allqualifications must be met by the time of appointment.WVU Anesthesiology has the largest anesthesia practice in thestate, and is the only anesthesiology residency-training program.The department has more than 150 credentialed clinicians. Majordivisions include cardiovascular, pediatric, neuro, ambulatoryanesthesia and pain medicine. The department and institution aregrowing, and plan to add clinicians during the next year.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of eleven member hospitals and five hospitals undermanagement agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has morethan 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees whoserve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across thestate of West Virginia and the nation.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour south ofPittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore,MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best smallmetropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and businessclimate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of alarge city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also anexcellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes andrecreational activities.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/anesth/and apply online at wvumedicine.org/careers/providers.For additional questions, please contact Megan Core, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, [email protected] Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.Notes To Applicants Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)last_img read more

  • Dictionary gets ‘sexed-up’

    first_imgby Mark Bedford In a new Oxford mini- dictionary released this week one of the most controversial expressions of 2003 has made its first appearance. The idiom “sex up” has been published in The Language Report (Oxford University Press). Author Susie Dent can regularly be found residing in Dictionary Corner on Channel 4 show Countdown, but she also works for the Oxford English Dictionary. Publishing manager of the OUP Judy Pearall said that “it is a snapshot of language now…it is not our business to make judgements”. The phrase “sex up” rose to public prominence in May this year when the BBC reporter Andrew Gilligan accused the government of “sexing up” its intelligence on Iraqi weapons.ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img

  • Vote Obama for hope, Clinton for spin

    first_imgby Scott Hugo The United States of America stand at a crossroads in 2008, and the fate of our country will be directed by the individual that we choose to exemplify the nation and serve as our ambassador to the greater world. The past eight years have witnessed a precipitous decline in our international prestige and power; one cannot overstate the momentous decision that is now presented to the American people. The 2008 primaries embody a referendum on the very integrity and viability of American democracy. Senator Hillary Clinton is undoubtedly an intelligent politician who can excel as a leader within Washington DC. Progressives are heartened by the fact that a woman can run as a presidential candidate and be considered the front-runner, without the historical backlash that gender would induce. However it is in my opinion as an independent that a Clinton White House would be detrimental to the United States. Her election would serve to polarize the electorate once more, driving home the perpetual wedge between political alignments of red and blue. She has shown little interest in reaching across the aisle and working with Republicans of integrity and ideas. This is not to say that Hillary has not served her country with distinction and honor – but the excessive spin of the Clinton political machine, the defining role of lobbyists and special interests in their political careers, and the ease with which they utilize traditional attack politics represent the very atmosphere in DC that we are trying so desperately to escape. After months of contemplation I have chosen to endorse Senator Barack Obama, who embodies the charisma and leadership that our country so urgently requires. He is the self-made man on which the United States has prided itself throughout its short history. Honorable, passionate service as a Chicago community organizer, years as Illinois State Senator and US Senator give him the necessary experience for the White House. And yet the presidency encompasses more than mere day to day management – it grants the holder an incomparable ability to lead and to inspire. One needs look no further than the unparalleled activism of young men and women in his support. He has re-engaged the American people and reminded us of the better angels of our nature, much like Lincoln and Kennedy in years past.  There are few contemporaries who have displayed his mastery in achieving the difficult balance between pragmatism and principle. Senator Obama has backed his passion for reforming Washington D.C. with hard-fought legislation, drawing from a range of allies on Capitol Hill. Together with Senator Feingold, Obama passed one of the strongest pieces of ethics legislation to date. He has repeatedly avowed to publicize pork barrel projects and the ignominious use of free riders in the hopes of preserving the initial thrust and momentum of quality legislation. I will be one of the first to admit that I do not agree with all of his policies. However I am confident that he will surround himself with the most capable individuals our nation has to offer. They will be individuals of varied convictions and political persuasions, protecting the White House from the insulated bunker mentality to which the current administration has fallen victim. His years in office will neither be perfect nor smooth, and there will be inevitable disappointments and failures. However I am convinced that he is capable of retaining his original vision for change and will fight day-in, day-out to achieve the progress that our times demand.  My generation has recognized what Barack Obama can do for our politics and for our country. He is the first step in an arduous journey in search of the American ideals we profess to uphold.It has been too long since the American populace embraced that elusive word… “hope”. History has proven it to be our greatest strength as a nation, the very basis of the American Dream. And we are here to reclaim it once more. This is our movement. This is our stand. This is our future.  Scott Hugo is a former Oxford student now working on Obama’s election campaign.last_img read more

  • Ghost forest exhibit hits Denmark

    first_imgOxford alumna Angela Palmer is taking her evocative art installation ‘Ghost Forest’ from Trafalgar Square to Copenhagen in order to draw attention to the impact of climate change.‘Ghost Forest’ is a display of 10 stumps, some weighing over 20 tonnes, from the rainforest in Ghana. It is designed to draw attention to the impact of climate change, and specifically deforestation. This is what Palmer, a graduate of Exeter College and The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, calls “the removal of world’s ‘lungs’, responsible for a fifth of global carbon emissions. Laser beams will mark the heights the enormous trees would have stood at, had they not been felled.The project was assisted by a number of Oxford staff, including Dr Yiannis Ventikos and Bob Scott from the Department of Engineering Science, and Professor Yadvinder Mahli from Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, who helped with logistics and advice.The ten rainforest trees are made up of seven different species logged in Ghana. In the past fifty years, the West African country has lost 90% of its rainforest, in a polluting industrial process that destroys rare ecosystems and removes plants vital for taking carbon dioxide out of the air. Palmer told Cherwell that her “aim is really to inspire debate about rainforests and I hope that’s what all these videos/press/interviews will do. The response has been amazing.”The ‘Ghost Forest’ will also be seen by 11,000 delegates from the UN climate change conference, people from over 192 countries who will be making many of the political decisions on climate change.Mae Penner, Chair of OUSU’s Environment & Ethics Campaign said, “deforestation should be one of the first things people think of when climate change is mentioned. This beautiful and unusual exhibition may go some way to making this case. While I don’t believe the primary function of art is to promote political messages, I do believe that it can provide a space for reflection on the culture we live in. Deforestation is one symptom of a culture focused on never-ending economic growth, so it is a deserved subject for artists.”last_img read more

  • Varsity sell out

    first_imgTickets for this year’s Varsity ski trip sold out in a record-breaking thirty hours last week. Students snapped up all 2500 tickets in just under two days, compared to ten days last year. Sam Kirsop, President of Varsity 2010 said, “We’ve been working really hard to ensure that this year is the best Varsity Trip experience yet. We can’t wait to show them what’s in store for December.”The quick sales have left hundreds of students disappointed and sparked criticism from freshers. One Brasenose first year who missed out said, “It was sold out before freshers even knew it existed. I’d have loved to go but I didn’t want to sign up before I’d made enough friends to go with.” 1300 Oxford students and 1200 Cambridge students will hit the slopes in Val Thorens this December.last_img read more