LMH launches outreach scheme

first_imgLady Margaret Hall will be welcoming 12 students to take part in the college’s new programme next year, a foundation year to support students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds before they apply for undergraduate study at Oxford University.This pilot project is designed to mirror Trinity College Dublin’s equivalent which has been running successfully for 17 years. The college will recruit participants in selected neighbourhoods from which children rarely go on to Oxford or other universities after school.Alumni were called to come in help of the project financially and only three subjects will not participate in the scheme.The Principal of LMH Alan Rusbridger stated in his blog, “there are groups of young people today who are markedly under-represented at Oxford, even if it is not quite right to call them “excluded”.”Emma Andrews, current president of LMH JCR, said the JCR would ensure “all the foundation students feel welcomed and supported.”last_img read more

India bootleg alcohol death toll rises to 98 as families mourn

first_imgThe death toll from the illicit booze had risen to 75 in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district after further investigation, the local administration’s deputy commissioner Kulwant Singh said.”Several families refused to divulge details of deaths and a few even cremated them. We have come to this number after information gathering,” Singh told AFP Sunday.A further 11 people had died in Gurdaspur district, a local official told AFP. PTI reported Saturday that toxic moonshine had also killed 12 in Amritsar.Relatives of the victims mourned on Sunday as the state opposition party called on the Punjab government to “curb liquor mafia in the state” in a series of tweets. The death toll from a toxic bootleg alcohol scandal in the north Indian state of Punjab rose to 98 Sunday, officials and reports said.Police have arrested 25 people so far over the worsening tragedy, which starting coming to light late last week, the Press Trust of India news agency said.Hundreds of people die every year in India from illegal alcohol made in backstreet distilleries which sells for as little as 10 rupees (13 US cents) a liter, affordable for even the poorest. Punjab state chief minister Amarinder Singh said Friday he had ordered a special inquiry into the deaths and “anyone found guilty will not be spared”.In a separate incident, authorities in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh said on Friday that nine people had died after drinking alcohol-based sanitizer.Of the estimated five billion liters of alcohol drunk every year in India, around 40 percent is illegally produced, according to the International Spirits and Wine Association of India.Deaths are frequently reported, with bootleggers often found adding methanol — a highly toxic form of alcohol sometimes used as an anti-freeze — in their brews to increase its strength.If ingested, methanol can cause blindness, liver damage and death in larger concentrations.In 2015, more than 100 people died in a Mumbai slum died after drinking illegal moonshine.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Police Officers Shot in Standoff in Philadelphia

first_imgGovernor Wolf Statement on Police Officers Shot in Standoff in Philadelphia SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 14, 2019center_img Latest News,  PSA,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement regarding the shooting and ongoing standoff that injured multiple police officers in North Philadelphia:“Frances and I are deeply troubled by another mass shooting in our commonwealth. Our thoughts are with the injured officers and their families, the Philadelphia Police Department, the medical staff treating the officers, and all those effected by this dangerous event, including the residents of these neighborhoods.“I spoke with Mayor Kenney this evening to pledge the commonwealth’s full support for whatever is needed to bring this ordeal to an end. We will continue to support the victims, the police force and all of Philadelphia’s residents.“Tonight is another reminder of the selfless sacrifice of our law enforcement officers and first responders. We are praying for a peaceful resolution and the full recovery of all those injured. We must remain committed to combatting violence and getting dangerous weapons out of our communities.”last_img read more

iGaming Super Show pleased at 9% jump in numbers

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Spot the Ball: VSoftCo brings virtual sports into the casino August 8, 2017 Guy Harding – Oddschecker: ‘Overround Erosion’ understanding the industry’s imbalance between price & margin control July 18, 2017 Information provider for the iGaming market, iGaming Business has hailed this year’s iGaming Super Show a success, with a total of 4,718 delegates attending the four-day event at the Amsterdam RAI.The amount of delegates in attendance, was up 9% year-on-year and compared to last year, the number of operators and affiliates in attendance also rose sharply, up 16% on the previous year.The United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Malta were the most represented of the 105 countries at the conference. Furthermore, of all delegates, 18% held the position of CEO or MD, 14% were affiliates and 15% were affiliate managers or directors.iGaming Business’ head of operations Shona ODonnell said: “This year’s iGaming Super Show proved to be real accomplishment, judging by the numbers, and we’re delighted to be up 9% from 12 months ago.“We have worked extremely hard to create an event that brings the entirety of the iGaming industry together, catering for all business needs and providing world-class learning and networking opportunities across all sectors.“While this year’s iGaming Super Show was the biggest yet, most pleasing was the hugely positive feedback we’ve received from delegates and exhibitors alike.”This year’s IGSS also boasted the very first SBC Betting Forum, a track dedicated to sports betting that was curated by team at SBC. Share Clarion Gaming unveils iGB Live! HQ conference concept June 7, 2018last_img read more