There have been three nominations for the prestigious role of Professor of Oxford Poetry.Geoffrey Hill, Paula Claire and Seán Haldane are all in the running.Of the three, Geoffrey Hill is the favourite to win. He needs just 12 Oxford graduates as nominees, but has already secured the support of 49 serving dons. Following the scandals that surrounded last year’s election process, a new voting system is now in place. Graduates will be able to vote online as well in person over a period of time.Nominations for the role succeeding Sir Christopher Ricks close on May 5. Voting will take place between 21 May and 16 June. The winner is named on 18 June.
“I know a lot of my friends in college were pretty miserable at the thought of having weeks on end stuck at home with nothing to do. It seemed like a pretty logical step to connect the two groups in a way that benefited both of them.” Schools in the UK were forced to close on Friday 20th March as part of the Government’s attempts to stem the spread of coronavirus. A number of schools had shut their doors earlier in the week due to staff shortages and fears of the virus spreading around school communities. A student at the University of Oxford has founded the “Coronavirus Tutoring Initiative”, a service which pairs university students with school students in need of tutoring due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to Kelly, the response from the student body was “overwhelmingly positive”. He says that he expected “friends in college and maybe a few others would get involved but instead word has spread to lots of different universities. We have now got close to 3,000 tutors signed up and there’s more appearing every minute. Although end-of-year assessments such as GCSEs and A-Levels have been cancelled for this academic year, the service is still hoping to “help young people to engage with their work in a really positive way”. Jacob Kelly, who set up the Initiative earlier this week, told Cherwell: “Having seen the news that schools were closing, what struck me was the effect it would have on the disparity between those students who receive private tutoring and those who do not. Whilst many young people will continue to receive face to face teaching over the next few months, others will come from families who can’t afford this privilege and are therefore at risk of falling behind. Students can volunteer with the Coronavirus Tutoring Initiative by filling out a form on their website, or emailing any ideas to [email protected] “We’re having to work quickly to keep up with the demand so I’ve assembled a small team to help with both the administrative side of things along with ensuring that word of the initiative is going to reach as many of the young people who need it as possible. We’re hoping that we can start rolling out the initiative to students at some point this week, but want to be sure the whole process is running smoothly before that happens.” Image: Ellie Wilkins
After earning its first ECAC Tournament Championship since 2008, No. 3-seed Harvard women’s hockey team has its eyes set on its sixth Frozen Four appearance in program history, but the Crimson (25-5-3) will have to get by conference foe Quinnipiac (26-8-3) to advance. The Crimson will square off with the Bobcats at 4 p.m. today in the Bright-Landry Hockey Center.The NCAA Quarterfinals will be streamed live and for free on the Ivy League Digital Network. Fans can access live stats here, as well.For full coverage, visit the Harvard Athletics website.
Love Your Body Week continued at Saint Mary’s College on Thursday with a self-defense class, Spa Night at Hannah’s House and a screening of the documentary “Someday Melissa”.The self-defense class, co-sponsored by Athletics, BAVO (Belles Against Violence Office), Security and Women’s Health taught participants five basic physical moves that are part of the Self-Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (S.A.F.E.) national program offered by the National Self-Defense Institution. Connie Adams, director of the BAVO office, said self-defense is an important aspect to what individuals can do to reduce personal risk of experiencing violence.“Perhaps the most important reason [self defense] falls within the category of risk reduction is because it empowers participants,” Adams said. “If participants take one thing away, I hope it is empowerment, confidence.”During the program, facilitators discussed the importance of trusting one’s instincts. Recognizing one’s own inner strength empowers women to have the ability to trust in themselves, Adams said.“From what I have witnessed, Love Your Body Week focuses on recognizing your inner strength, being grateful for who you are and respecting yourself as well as others,” said Adams. “In my experience, sometimes women have a difficult time trusting [their] instincts, trusting themselves.“By encouraging women to connect with these instincts and follow them, we are supporting the overarching mission of LYBW.”A spa night was held at Hannah’s House, a maternity home in South Bend, which is the community partner of Le Mans Hall. Saint Mary’s women spent the evening with the mothers of Hannah’s House painting nails, doing facials and watching a movie.“The event [was] intended to promote the idea of dedicating time to caring for your body and connect with the community. We are hoping to make SMC students more aware of this wonderful organization and see how great the moms there are,” Le Mans Hall ministry assistant Kelly Gutrich said.Thursday night’s events also included a screening of “Someday Melissa,” sponsored by Project HEAL, a national nonprofit organization that promotes healthy body image and raises money for those with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment. “Someday Melissa” is a documentary inspired by the journal writings of a girl battling an eating disorder and her mother’s effort to understand the disease.“While ‘Someday Melissa’ is a story of loss and does contain some difficult content, ultimately, it comes down to hope,” leader of the Saint Mary’s chapter of Project HEAL and junior Mackenzie Woods said. “It is only through this type of education and awareness that we can work to prevent eating disorders in the first place.”The film was followed by a question and answer session with Gwen DeHorn, a local eating disorder specialist. Woods said she hoped DeHorn’s knowledge of eating disorders and the film would be sources of education that inform the community about eating disorders.Tags: Love Your Body, Love Your Body Week, Project HEAL, saint mary’s, Saint Mary’s College, SMC
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OffshoreWind.biz:New Jersey has opened the application window for [the] state’s second solicitation of offshore wind capacity. This second solicitation seeks to award between 1,200 MW and 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy, potentially tripling the state’s committed capacity from 1,100 MW to 3,500 MW.The application window opened on 10 September and will close on 10 December 10, 2020. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) anticipates awarding the resulting offshore wind projects in June 2021.“Developing New Jersey’s offshore wind industry will bring thousands of good-paying jobs and millions of dollars in economic development to our state to aid our economic recovery from COVID-19,” said New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy. “This second solicitation not only reinforces our commitment to fighting climate change and achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050, but it secures New Jersey’s foothold as a national leader in the growing U.S. offshore wind industry.”In addition to the solicitation, NJBPU approved the final New Jersey Offshore Wind Strategic Plan, the State’s roadmap for achieving 7,500 MW of offshore wind energy by 2035. The plan was developed by Ramboll U.S. Corporation through a public stakeholder process.In 2019, NJBPU made an award from its first offshore wind solicitation to Ørsted’s 1,100 MW Ocean Wind project, the largest single-project award in the country. The project, which will be built 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City and is expected to commence operations in 2024, will generate an estimated USD 1.17 billion in economic benefits for New Jersey and create 15,000 jobs over the 20-year life of the project.On track with Governor Murphy’s proposed solicitation schedule, NJBPU will vote in 2022 to open a third solicitation for offshore wind of at least 1,200 MW. Solicitations will open every two years until 2028.[Adnan Durakovic]More: New Jersey opens 2.4 GW offshore wind solicitation New Jersey opens bidding for up to 2,400MW of additional offshore wind capacity
While one click shows the couple on stage as they pose with the guests, while another shows the couple sitting in a mandap together. Overall, the true look really happy on their big day and have now joined the ever-growing list of prominent people who got married in 2018. The pictures also show fellow wrestler Lalita Sherawat joining in on the festivities and posing with the happy couple. For those who are unaware, the groom Somvir is also a wrestler by profession and it looks like the two are made for each other. Recently, ace badminton star Saina Nehwal also got married to Parupalli Kashyap, who is also a shuttler. Saina shared pictures from the ceremony on her social media as well: WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US H Shivkumar COMMENT Last Updated: 14th December, 2018 21:44 IST Wrestler Vinesh Phogat Ties The Knot With Somvir Rathee, Here Are First Pictures Of The Beautiful Couple! It is literally raining weddings in India at the moment. From celebs to sports stars to industrialists, everyone is taking the plunge of holy matrimony. The latest one to join the list is wrestler Vinesh Phogat of Asian Games fame. It is literally raining weddings in India at the moment. From celebs to sports stars to industrialists, everyone is taking the plunge of holy matrimony. The latest one to join the list is famous wrestler Vinesh Phogat of Asian Games fame. In pictures that have surfaced on social media, it has come to light that the female wrestler has officially tied the knot with Somvir Rathee. The nuptials took place at Vinesh’s hometown Chakri Dadri in Haryana. The pictures show the happy couple posing for the cameras with friends and family. While the bride looks stunning in a red lehenga choli ensemble, Somvir can be seen looking dashing in a cream coloured sherwani with a red turban. LIVE TV First Published: 14th December, 2018 21:41 IST FOLLOW US Written By